Guyana chronicle

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


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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DIuT h vot* mto a survey in Dutch daily De Telegraaf yesterday.
utch vote ~~ "As we are too many people living in just a little country our WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
themselves Europtoleranceofone another is continuously declining," wrote one of WIT H THE COMPLIMENTS OF
themselves Europe's teW 9 survey respondents.
-third, biggest lOUtS But another citizen protested: "The Dutch are very direct in
louts _the way they communicate. Sometimes that's considered the same --
AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) The Dutch have voted as being bad mannered." l
themselves Europe's third most loutish, bad-man- The Dutch voted the Swiss, Scandinavians and the Bel-
nered nation behind Russia and France, according gians as the most polte people in Europe. L ___ _____ __ _-_____

101 DAYSTO GO... G


A BUSINESSMAN or Non Panrel. East Coast Demerara when he ran after the bandits. ness outside of the village and was in the yard of their
was shot dead by bandits around 19:00 hrs yesterday. Persaud runs a small grocery shop and also owns a Canter Block 12, Non Pariel home when the gunmen pounced.
The man, Chandrapaul Persaud called 'Kero Man', 34, was truck with which he sells kerosene in several East Coast Vil- While one of the men stood guard over Persaud, the other
shot several times, reportedly in his chest, by the bandits who lages. two entered the house, ransacked it and took away money
had already robbed him of money and jewelry. Ms. Persaud said she was at home with their three chil- and jewellery. She said they fired shots into the air as
Persaud's wife. Nazeema tearfully told the Chronicle yes- dren when three gunmen rode up to the shop on bicycles, they drove away with her husband's new car.
terday evening that her husband was felled in a hail of bullets She said her husband had just returned from doing busi- More in tomorrow's edition

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1;2006

East Coast mini-bus smash-up

'Driver took away piece of my

heart' Mother of accident victim

By Shauna Jemmott
A LITTLE girl and her
mother shed bitter tears yes-
terday, recounted the final
moments with 21-year-old
Keisha Crawford, and tried
to imagine how different yes-
terday would have been if she

was around to share a day
which, under normal circum-
stances, would have been
filled with celebration.
The little girl. Tavia, was
Crawford's sister and yesterday
was her llth birthday. Big sis-
ter had promised to make it en-
joyable by taking the birthday

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girl to the Georgetown Sea Wall.
But a dreadful accident Fri-
day claimed Crawford's life and
two others, Latoya Daniels. 13.
and Quincy Timothy Junor. 17.
all from the village of Plaisance.
East Coast Demerara. The lives
of the three were cut short fol-
lowing a mini-bus smash-up on
the East Coast Demerara Pub-
lic Road in the vicinity of the
Ocean View International Hotel
at Liliendaal. At least 22 others
were injured. According to po-
lice sources, one of the drivers
is in police custody.
Yesterday. the signs of
mourning in Plaisance were ob-
vious. Pockets of villagers were
gathered at the homes of the
relatives of the dead villagers
and at various other points in
the community.
Tavia's tears flowed con-

tinuously while the Sunday
Chronicle was at her home
yesterday afternoon. She
buried her face in the pages
of a newspaper she couldn't
seem to let go of, emerging
from behind it briefly just to
say a few words.
"She tell me she get a plan
for my birthday. She plan to
carry me to Georgetown and she
was to carry me to the
(Georgetown) seawall where
they have all the bright lights,"
the little girl recounted. She and
her sister had a loving relation-
ship. with Keisha almost spoil-
ing little Tavia, constantly beg-
ging their mother never to flog
the child.
Their mom, Yvette
Campbell. spoke loving words
about her eldest child.
"1 never know I wouldn't

see back me daughter. Me
daughter get such a nice face and
he just kill me nice, nice daugh-
ter ... She so young," Campbell
said, weeping uncontrollably.
She is both sad and angry, vow-
ing to ensure that the driver re-
sponsible for Keisha's death be
brought to justice.
Her dreadlocks held to-
gether with a tri-coloured ban-
dana, Campbell sat on her front
veranda at Prince William Street,
surrounded by her little daugh-
ter, sister and other relatives,
There was not a dry eye in the
home. They all spoke well about
Keisha, the popular descrip-
tions of her personality being
"jovial" and "always helpful",
even up to the time she died.
Keisha had visited the
salon for a hairdo just the
day before, and she and her





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mom were watching an A-f-,
rican Movie in which a girl,
had met her death under:
very touching circum-
stances. This caused Keisba
to start crying and it wai
then that someone reminded
her that she should collect
her neighbour's child from
a school in the city.
"When me daughter leaving
I said 'Keisha, look how you
getting fat!' ... Me daughter
look back at me and say 'Yvette
you always'," said the heart-
broken mom.
She said she saw the girl's
beautiful smile for the last time
just as she had crossed the
bridge, and was looking forward
to seeing her return in her usual
cheerful mood.
"All she left is some pic-
tures to last a lifetime... my
daughter was so jovial. She used
to do anything for anybody...
She was real nice to every-
body... the young, the old and
the middle-aged. God is in
charge and all is well. God
knows my feelings... He (the
driver) take away a piece of my
heart," said the weeping mother
of three.
The father of the dead
girl is in New York and is ex-
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.SUNDAY CpatI qNLtosti.U.p06 __

Fire destroys two buildings

in Alexander Village

By Chamanlall Naipaul
A MYSTERIOUS fire raged
yesterday morning in Third
Street, Alexander Village,
gutting two buildings and se-
riously damaging a third.
While there have been esti-
mated losses running into sev-
eral millions of dollars in house-
hold items, musical instruments.
personal documents and belong-
ings which were all consumed by
the fire, fortunately, there were
no fatalities or injuries.
However, the Glasgow fam-
ily, comprising seven persons.
have been forced to seek refuge
in the home of relatives who live

in another house in the same
yard where the fire destroyed
their apartment.
A member of the Glasgow
family. Nigel Glasgow told the
Sunday Chronicle that the fire
apparently started in the upper
flat of the two-story building
which was used by the Apos-
tolic Church for some 40 years.
His family lived in the lower
He said the fire quickly
spread to their neighbour's
house, Vijay Persaud, who
is involved in the shipping
business and has been re-
siding there for some 56

Another member of the
family recalled that they were at
relatives' home in the same yard
when the alarm was raised.
When they emerged from that
house, fire and smoke were bil-
lowing from the upper flat of
the building.
Glasgow estimated that the
fire, which broke out at about
08:30 hours, gutted the first
building in about 20 minutes.
Persaud said his building was
destroyed in similar span of
Residents who spoke with
this newspaper concurred that
the Guvana Fire Service (GFS)
responded pronipt 11v btt in-

countered difficulties in obtain-
ing water.
They said by the time the
firemen obtained water, the two
buildings were almost de-
stroyed and fire had begun
spreading to the third when the
blaze was brought under con-
However. Glasgow conm-

mended the neighbourhood for
their public-spiritedness. Resi-
dents, he said, gave full coop-
eration in trying to bring the
blaze under control.
Persaud. who owns the sec-
ond and third buildings, was
visibly shocked and distraught
and related that he and his
daughter. Tien Persaud and her

two sons lived in the second
He said he was able to save
his vehicles which were re-
moved before the blaze swept
through the buildings.
The Guyana Fire Service
was up to yesterday carrying
out investigations to deter-
mine the cause of the fire.
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Lebanon sees Israeli

pullout by today

BEIRUT (Reuters) U.N.
peacekeepers have advised
the Lebanese government
that Israel will complete a
troop pullout from south
Lebanon today, Lebanese of-
ficials said yesterday.
The officials, who declined
to be named, said U.N. Interim
Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
commander Major General
Alain Pellegrini had informed
Prime Minister Fouad Siniora of
Israel's plans on Friday.
"We have to wait and
see if the Israelis will stick
to their word this time,"
one source said. "We've
had similar promises in

the past that did not
Pellegrini's spokesman had
no collmment on thie report.
Israeli forces have gradually
been pulling out of territory they
captured during a 34-day war with
Hizbollah guerillas. The war ended
with a truce on August 14.
Israeli officials had said
they hoped to pull out all
troops by last weekend, but
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Around 1,200 Lebanese,
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killed in the fighting, which
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Portuguese police make

$200M cocaine boat bust

LISBON, (Reuters) Portuguese officials seized 800 kilos
of cocaine with a street value of about 160 million curos
($200 million) from a luxury yacht sailing towards the
north of Portugal, the Portuguese navy said yesterday.
Portuguese na\v officials hoarded the British Isles regis-
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miles off the coast of Portugal. and arrested four people.
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The four Canadians on ltlie boat three inc amind one woman
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Miss Czech Republic takes

Miss World 2006 crown

By Katarina Stoltz

WARSAW, (Reuters) Miss
Czech Republic took the
Miss World crown yesterday
in Poland's capital Warsaw,
the first city in ex-commu-
nist East Europe to host the
Talana Kucharova, a blue-
eyed blonde wearing a tight-fit-
ting white gown. fought back
tears as the Miss World sash
was draped over her shoulder
and a glittering crown placed on

her head.
Kucharova blew kisses to
the crowd and hugged her com-
petitors, 103 women from five
continents, but made no com-
The two-hour pageant was
held in Warsaw's Palace of Culture,
a skyscraper built as a gift by Jo-
seph Stalin's Soviet Union, spruced
up with red carpets, flowers and
Seventeen-year-old Miss
Romania, loana Valentina
Boitor, was first runner-up.
In keeping

with its conver-
sion to capitalism,
Poland is aiming
to cash in on Miss
World. billed as
television's most
watched event. A
think tank calcu-
lated exposure
from the pageant
would help draw
five million extra
tourists to the
country by 2010.
Miss Austra-
lia. Sabrina
Houssami, was
second runner-up.
Feminists dis-
miss Miss World.
founded in 1951.
as a sexist "cattle
s1 sow ". yet
a organizers ex-
Miss Czech Republic Tatana Kucharova pected more than
poses after being crowned Miss World 2 billion people in
2006 during the 56th Miss World contest 200 countries to
in Warsaw, September 30, 2006. tune in.
(Katarina StoltzlReuters) Miss World

moved to Warsaw
after three years in the south-
ern Chinese resort Island of
To keep the pageant's image
wholesome. artists drew a sash
over \'arsaw's city symbol, a
half naked mermaid, to conceal
her breasts in promotional post-
Kucharova is the third East-
ern European to win the Miss
World crown. The first Poland's
Aneta Beata Kreglicka, was one
of three moderators at the Pal-
ace of Culture yesterday.

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be refused. Guidance ont what documentation cuslotners shouMl provide is

on the IK visas website at ww'
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in the guidance leaflets available fromn the Visa Section waiting

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006 5

Fri *1LJi'J-A

No sign of life where Brazilian jet crashed

By Cesar Bianconi
BRAZILIAN (Reuters) Mili-
tary searchers parachuted
down yesterday to the wreck-
age of a Brazilian passenger
plane that crashed a day ear-
lier in remote Amazon jungle
with 155 people on board.
President Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva said there was no sign
of survivors.
The brand-new Boeing 737-
800 operated by Brazilian low-
cost carrier Gol probably
plunged into the ground nose
first after it clipped a smaller

executive jet, the head of
Brazil's airport authority
Infraero said.
If the death toll is con-
finned, it will be the worst avia-
tion accident in Brazil's history.
The two soldiers who para-
chuted into the area were cut-
ting down dense jungle to make
a helicopter landing area and au-
thorities had recruited Indian
trackers to find a path to the re-
mote jungle crash site for other
relief teanis.
"All rational logic shows
there is a high probability that
a collision occurred," Infraero

head Brigadier Jose Carlos
Pereira told reporters.
The small size of the
wreckage area indicated that the
chances of survivors among the
149 passengers and six crew
members on board were slim.
"Imagine the velocity at
which it hit the ground coming
from an altitude of 36,000 feet."
Pereira told reporters. "It's
very unlikely that there will be
Authorities lost radar con-
tact with Gol flight 1907 on Fri-
day afternoon during its journey
from the principal Amazon city

Relatives of passengers of Gol airlines flight 1907 from Manaus to Brasilia cry while
awaiting news from the company and aviation authorities on the location and condition of
the plane and its occupants, at the airport in Brasilia September 30, 2006.. (Denio Simoes/

of Manaus to the capital
Brasilia, the airline said.
Search planes found the
crash site in Mato Grosso state,
about 600 miles northwest of
Brasilia, officials said.
Friends and relatives, many
wearing dark sunglasses and
hugging and crying, gathered on
the patio of a hotel in Brasilia
waiting for details. Most could
not titter more than one word
before bursting into tears.
"Gol ... would not say if
there might be any survivors."
Robson Barreto said as he
waited for news on his 29-year-
old nephew Rafael who was a
The same tale was played
out in Nlanaus airport.
"The lack of infornaliion is
absurd, it's breathtaking W'e are
desperate families, we hi\ e our
brother there, father of four, 40
Vearts old. 'hlits is liheartbreak-
ill." one unidentitfed eI.latlle of
;I passenger told local Bra/iliMan
D)enise Abreu. director of
ci\ il aviation authority ANAC.
said signs indicated there had
been a mid-air collision with a
smaller jet, which landed safely.
Embraer aircraft nmannufac-
turer said one of its executive
jets. a Legacy 600 owned and
operated by a client, had been
involved in a collision andl made
an emergency landing at
Cachimnbo air force base w\ith
five passengers on board. No in-
juries were reported.
The Gol plane had been re-
ceived new from Boeing on Sep-
tember 12 and had nll\ 234
light hours. the comnpain said.
Manaus is a base for Iour-
ism in the Amaz on, the worl l's

largest rain foresI, andl a head-
quarters bor several environmen-
tal groups.
The crash overshadowed a
corruption scandal involving
Lula's Workers' Party only a
day before the former union
leader faced a presidential elec-
tion where he held a clear lead
in polls.
Lula declared three days of
mourning for victims of the
Gol has expanded rap-
idly since its founding in
2001 to become Brazil's
No. 2 airline and to offer

flights to neighboring
With its orange and white
colours and stylised casual uni-
forms based on U.S. no-frills
carriers, it is an instantly
recognisable brand in Brazil and
one of its most successful new
Until now, the worst air
disaster in Brazilian history
was the June 1982 crash of a
Vasp flight which hit a moun-
tain in the Aratanha range
near Fortaleza in northeast-
ern Brazil, killing 137

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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006


An Editorial Viewpoint

GUYANA'S NINTH Parliament had its ceremonial open-
ing on Thursday with mixed messages flowing from
rhetoric on "inclusiveness" in governance; threats of re-
newed "disorder"; a good dose of double-speak on "the way
forward"; plus disclosures of new legal battles, one of
which seeks to challenge last month's clear verdict by the
electorate to return the PPP/C to power for a fourth con-
secutive term.
Amid some of the pious and breast-beating rhetoric, it is
easy to discern that while the opposition parties have painful
difficulties in concealing their hurt at not capturing state
power on August 28, the governing party has its own problem
in offering clarity on its promise to seek "innovative ways" to
overcome historical social/political divisions.
Well meaning as he undoubtedly is, President Pharrat Jagdeo
should know that in his administration's moving to set a new
tone and pattern of governance, it is the clarity, the substance
he gives to his post-elections "olive branch" promise to seek
"innovative ways" for cooperation with the parliamentary op-
position that would make the difference; not the mere rhetoric
of "inclusiveness". He simply has to take the lead, armed with
the clear mandate received from the electorate.
When. therefore, President Jagdeo is ready to advance the
promised thrust to "fashion a new political culture" with "in-
clusive governance" as a significant factor, that's the time for
ACTION all around with the opposition parties and civil
society also being challenged to come good and not shelter be-
hind self-serving pledges and slogans.
In fairness, the President has identified "constitutional and


legislative reforms", involving all parliamentary parties and the
wider civil society, in what he intends to pursue during this,
his second full and final term as Head of State. We must await
the first round in structured dialogue with the parliamentary
opposition to assess mood and content.
However, not much of significance should really be expected
soon, given the current atmosphere of ongoing legal battles
by the parliamentary opposition challenging, on one hand, the
conduct of the August 28 elections and, on the other, the ap-
peal against the Chief Justice's ruling on the constitutionality
of the September 28 meeting of parliament and the President's
prior selection of his new cabinet.
For its part, the PNCR-IG seems to be in a dilemma
about full participating in the business of parliament without
its caveats and its more than veiled threat of retreating to an
old habit -fomenting disorder if what IT defines and wants for
inclusiveness in governance fails to materialise.
The PNCR-IG leader, Robert Corbin, may have unwittingly
undermined the post-election perception of a more sober and
matured party by his unnecessary warning that its commitment
to "peace, order and good governance" should not be "mistaken
for weakness". Really?
Not to be outdone, the new Alliance for Change (AFC) that
clearly did more electoral damage to the PNCR-GI than to the
PPP/C, has painted a litany of perceived woes inflicted by the
governing party. It has pointed to "continuing decline of lthe
state" and warned of "symptoms of collapse" in an "ailing na-
tion in peril". Quite imaginative in its flawed analysis. A "na-
tion in peril'?"
To its credit, the AFC has, however, committed
itself to pursue a peaceful path in helping to spawn a new po-
litical culture and to make maximum use of the

parliamentary process, without prejudice to a current legal ini-
tiative to ensure governance in accordance with the nation's con-
So far as the legal route in resolving political/constitutional
battles is concerned, both governing and opposition parties
would be aware of the significant development since the 2001
national and regional elections functioning of the Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ) to which appeals could also be made
by those seriously committed to the rule of law and not the
politics of violence and destruction.
Promoting cooperation for racial unity and inclusive-
ness in governance is quite a challenging but most desir-
able national goal. It would require goodwill all around -
since, as this newspaper had earlier noted, "one hand can't


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'Sister P' factor in PNP's

5th term bid

TODAY, as the curtains are drawn on CARIFESTA IX, I wish
to indulge in some observations on the hosting of this pre-
miere cultural extravaganza of our region challenges of cost-
sharing and focused media coverage and also Jamaica's com-
ing general elections, a date for which could be announced
later this month.
First, on the general election for which both the incumbent
People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)
will be facing the electorate under first-time leadership of current
Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and Opposition Leader Bruce
Clearly energised by the recent PNP's 68th delegates confer-
ence that gave her a very rousing leadership endorsement, and with
the expected publication by mid-November of the new voters reg-
ister. Simpson-Miller is strategising on the exact timing to announce
the poll date for an election that could. consltlutionally, be delayed
until late in 2007.
It is an election for which the .1 miaican people may well face
an unprecedented marketing of 'SisltIr P' against 'Brother' Bruce
for leadership of a new government for which neither has ever had
a mandate from the electorate in their long years in party politics.
A most significant difference is that while Simpson-Miller will
have on her campaign trail the crafty, vote-attracting politician she
has succeeded as PNP leader and Prime Minister -P J.Patterson -
Golding is not expected to have assuming he needs it the public
support of the political skills of the retired JLP leader, Edward Seaga.
There is another and even more challenging difference than the
gender factor for election 2006 -Ihe quest by the incumbent PNP
for an unprecedented consecutive fifth term iii government.
That used to be a pattern of parliamentary politics in Trinidad
and Tobago under the leadership of the late lric Williamls: and.
differently by the route'of rigged elections in Guyana under the
People's National Congress.

But, prior to Patterson's succession of Michael Manles at the
leadership helm of the PNP, the wo-terin syndrome had been very
much a feature of parliamentary pulilics in both .lJamaica and Bar-
In the case of Barbados, the inICullMibeni L.bohi Parly utcder
Owen Arthur's leadership is now chasing an uniipriLideCni d IifourI
term in government an achievement scored in (;LIu ala onl Augul., st
28 by President Bharrat Jagdeo's People's Progressive Party.
Question: Is it appropriate in a multi-parly democracy for one
party to govern for four or five consecutive terms'. ? The answer, of
course, is best determined, in an electoral dellocracy. by the voters
theICIselv s. If' lhey sa\ so. it muist bhe (''
I it)\e' cr. ii lihi I hai\ guilhce d. a ll a i'\\ \s ':ie.l ,
respected Jatilaican jio rnalist colleague. the PNP',,s strategists :.ian
ancticians arc likely to locus itmore in lhc calnpaligin on gi ving NSister
P a descrving cittld''hcii di'tl 16''lic li'V i hl(tlr"'s 1 1iistLI.lCTl:l
\\tllll~ l Primn i i,

The focus on 'Portia'. not 'Bruce'. is going to be quite chal-
lenging for the JLP when the campaign intensifies and charisma and
populist politics combine to face down unresolved social and eco-
nomic issues during the four consecutive terms of PNP governance.
In a ringing en-
dorsenient of
Simnpsoln-Miller at the
PNP's 68th conference.
Patterson had told
party delegates: "I say
that not only is she the
best hope of victory:
Sshe is the ONLY hope
of' victory and we
must unite around her".
It was Patterson's way
Sof urging the burying
Sof the political hatchet
that had \\ounlded the
party during the bitter
four-svav leaders hip
.n. contest to succeed him.
S For now, as they'
await the poll date.
i 'a mJ a i c a n
d. 0 .. voters seem set to
PRIME MINISTER PORTIA witness an elections
SIMPSON-MILLER campaign, the likes
of which may have no
comparisons when a tough battle axe like 'Sister P' clashes
with 'Brother' Bruce, for leadership of the country's next gov-

CARIFESTA: As this, our proemiiere regional cultural ext ,i
ganza comes to a close this evening. conicernis persist )o.,' ith'
need for both cost-sharing in hosting, it as \\we as lini strullcture.d a id
sustained media coverage to expose Ihe Caribbean 's people to an
even so central in the portrayal i of ours Isees, t he people \\e ar.
Participation ini CARIFSIETA 200)(0 ninth i ince its historic In-

pectled 30 counlrites of the Greater Caribbean.
Hostine the festival Ior lihe third time is estimated to cost
Trinidad aid Tlobago appro\itila:l, 1"S$5 million iTTS3( million
- ,ll being borne bI the I l go Ii 'Itl ill PoI I.,t'-Spainll.
Culture anud ('Ctlmullltllntl le\ clopment Minllster.lonl 'Yule \\il-
lius h.l ad i til.'h p.rait rehi. "o I ci'i\\ ic i nln I.Slipon !.., 11. I'1ro111 in

"th ir. l inlg pul t'r i:rtiL:n s beingcii \ I l' ;' \,n s ,i .1 I '.I o ii
riic lli\ lisilied culture: lilt .I
'. hSie po il'le d 'to li. 'lT_ i'i',li'\' '; lI,. in i i l.\ li.'.'l k .-l ; ,\ .
s .\ il 'loisia :lld blio"' I ...... rr in l i| l ]< , i! < ,I\ s'i 'i ii

petition after years off the festival's agenda, plus new, innovative
features like "focus on fashion and design" and a "festival village"
with its nightly showcasing of talents and inter-action among par-
ticipating national delegations.
Pity. 1 told her in our telephone confer. itict that the region's
media, in particular regional television, had oeen incorporated
by the local organizers and CARICOM's Regional Cultural Com-
mittee as an integral partner to ensure li\ e coverage of at least some
najor events, including the normally very colorful 'parade of na-
tions' ceremonial opening of the festival.

President Runaldo Venetiaan of Suriname, the only
CARICOM Head of Government present with host Prime
Minister Patrick Manning for the official launching cer-
emony on September 22 and who hosted the 8th
CARIFESTA, would have recalled his own disappointment
with the paucity of regional media coverage, as well as
the high price a host nation pays to stage the festival.
Incidentally, apart from Bahamian Prime Minister Perry
Christie whose country is scheduled to host the 10th CARIFESTA,
it is not certain if any other CARICOM Head of Government will be
present for today's closing events. There could be a few surprises.
More important, it is becoming increasingly evident. with e'-
cry new CARIFESTA. that not only should cost-sharing be re-
solved as a matter of priority before The Bahamas hosts the next
festival. If our governments are really committed to
CARIFESTA. they nmust be forthcoming in both cost-sharing and
ensuring appropriate official presence whenever and wherever
Equally important is that leading regional media enterprises. and
specifically the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). be invited
to be a partner with the Regional Cultural Conmmittee that func-
tions as an advisory body to the CARICOM Secretarial.
l:roll w\iat I have gathered. tlhe CMNC may ha\e priced itself
out of a financiatiil lanclge lenli with the government of thlie host coun-
tr\ io deliver live co rage ofl" the opening cerenronm NevertlhcIses.
it has rlaniaged, ot iol its own resolrrces., to pride litlired cover-
age'.I on its ni ghll Caribbean Ne\\ shne and other prograllilmies o Iis
parlnil Tinler \\ ork,.
Apati' front the host country. I cannot recall frouit-palge
proniinile'i being provided byI ANY of our leading u \lls-
lipaers monitored. ci el for'it eic creroiitn ital opi)llili
t'\ int. \\ hin inot spl rse. rn's\s '>\ er'ig r has oftet' rvtflh r tid
all unfortl'liinatil parochial orientation in reports oil
!lis li r'ainld ',.lI i-faccteld, pal.-Caribbeain celebrh t.ii, n of
the \\sa\s lof life ofl Ihe indilgenou s alll .ll "'11- plt o p11
h o11 'll ir *' ' ' '


SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006 '




GUYANA Elections Commission Chairman, Dr Steve back at all those who had been shoving it at him and his GECOM was Rasta rice prepared es-
Surujbally, still pleased as punch at the success of the August team for so long before the elections. pecially for me.-But Dr .k,
28 elections, invited a bunch of us in the media to brunch at It's becoming hard to tolerate the gripers (it seems that Surujbally dutifully informed
the Cara Lodge in Georgetown yesterday, and I found myself some are making griping a profession these days) when all them it was rainbow rice.
in a fishing group. the international observers pronounced that the August 28 And there was chicken,
The setting was nice and cool sitting around tables under the elections were the best ever this country had seen and when potatoes, boulanger (egg plant) and there was fish. Nice, hot fish
shade of a mango tree in the courtyard of Cara Lodge, sipping drinks all Gityanese fully deserve the right to be able to stand tall that stirred a lot of fishy talk from the fishing group I had found
and chatting in anticipation of what the brunch (eating between and walk proud because of what they have achieved given myself in.
breakfast and lunch) would be. what went on in the past. There was some fish talk that the nice, hot fish brought forth
A female colleague at my table wanted to be adventurous with And the good doctor and his GECOM A Team deserve the at that table which I cannot repeat here, but it was surprising to
her drink audit i s suggestion (but despite my words of caution) plaudits coming their way and maybe the major aid donors to find so many fish experts among men and women around one table.
hada a *~t'p~.~i .oted, for cherry juice and sat back and : t. ij y in a shipment of good gripe water to You.ever know what you might edition.
watch ed 'iw;~, wOrk its magic on her as she sipped. ~ *tgpod tiding, the professional gripers seeking ..'-'ie fish talk that flow(ous that the
S.'It's ipe"iii hkled at me after several sips and I silentllhigripes. fee1ng good Dr Surujbally w had to leave
hoped she wotild go easy on that Tom Collins, knowing she was -.. t tret, Dr Surujbally, a vet by profession, could con-t.. hi bl ind come over tojoi
on duty and had to get back to work after the brunch. Sif-tc atinunehding to the donois that they invite the gripers to sit '. The Tom Collins lady promthat our fish
But the feeling good mood stayed and the Tom Collins lady in around the tables under the mango tree in the Cara Lodge court- talk was so good that we needed no v on that the fish we
my fishing group stayed with us as we talked, sipped and waited yard to meet Tom Collins. were into was good; we know good fish when we get into good
on the brunch promised by Dr Surujbally. The Tom Collins lady Ask that female colleague of mine who met Mr Collins yester- fish. She also advised him that we needed no local or international
was feeling so good she shared her Tom Collins with one of the day and she would readily agree that he's a good cure for the gripes, observers to pronounce that our fish was in good order; we know
guys atiour table under the mango .ee, and he agreed that Tom (She confessed a little while after that she felt the Tom Copins tingle good fish when we see good fish.
Collins'was quite nice. running through her!) '. See what magic Tom Collins can work, doc? Can you imagine
It was quite a wait and after a while it became clear that the Do that doc, and it would be another blessing for th&'country. the transformation he could wrangle with the professional gripers?
brunch was going to be more a lundi (between lunch and dinner) And you and Tom Collins can share the honours at thW',next na- There was no griping, no fighting, just good, juicy fish talk
and our host pleaded that he was wai g on the latecomers. tional awards ceremony. (I wouldn't take any credit; I'll csider it that made our table the envy of the others in that room.
But nobody minded too much. The heat was not as overbear- my patriotic duty.) Consider it, Dr Surujbally. Tom Collins and fish could be the
ing as it had been most of the week and sitting around those tables But nobody's messing with Dr Surujbally's glow and after new wonder cure for gripes.
under the mango tree was a blessing, glow from August 28 and even though he fumed a bit at the grip- Spread the word, and spare the rest of us a spreading epidemic
You see, it's not often that we in the media get a chance to be ers and others in their clan just before we moved into his lundin of the gripes.
together in large groups with somebody else paying the bill and yesterday, he wanted the rest of us to know he's really enjoying Thanks for the lundin and the bonding, doc.
it is always good when someone else is feeling good enough to in- his successful run. Now go with the flow and take it to another level.
vite us to share his good feelings. And he bonded with the media yesterday, under the mango tree Try Tom Collins and fish on those with a bad case of the gripes,
And boy, isn't Dr Surujbally feeling good. and then in the dining room. And it was a good bonding. doc.
And boy, hasn't he got a right, and he should be shoving it For the lundin, there was multi-coloured rice which some said Please. Please.

Trade and aid negotiations

with Europe set to get tougher

(The writer is a business executive and former Caribbean
THE admission to membership of the European Union
(EU) on January 1 2007 of Bulgaria and Romania, albeit
with conditions, will make it tougher for the African, Car-
ibbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to negotiate advanta-
geous Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the
These negotiations began formally in 2003 and the EU
would like to complete them by 2008.
Of the 15 countries that comprised the EU up to 2004,
eight had colonial relationships in ACP countries and three (Brit-
ain, France and the Netherlands) continue to have overseas ter-
ritories in the Caribbean. Therefore, up to that time a limited
desire remained among key players in the EU to "look after"
several countries in the ACP.
After 1995 when Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the
EU, the majority of members of the union had already begun
to move away from the attitude of benefactor to the ACP.
By 2004 when the EU expanded to embrace 10 new mem-
bers among which were Lithuania .Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
and Estonia, any residual collection sentiment toward the ACP
countries all but disappeared. '.i . members had no history of colonial relationships
with the ACP counties and felt particular moral obligation
to develop anything more than reprocal trade and investment
relations with them.
Indeed, they were far more interested in what membership
of the EU could do to improve their own economic circum-
stances than in the relationship between the EU and the ACP.
They had witnessed the economic transformation that EU
development aid brought to Ireland, Spain and Portugal, and
they wanted to benefit in the way.
A tougher relationship between the EU and the ACP coun-

tries has become very apparent and was painfully evident at
the ACP-EU Joint Council meeting in June this year when ma-
jor differences surfaced between the two groups of countries.
Among those differences were: opposing approaches to tar-
iff liberalisation and market access; the creation of an effective
funding mechanism to support the proposed Economic Part-
nership Agreements between
the EU and ACP countries;
and giving tangible expression
to the concept of development
in the proposed EPAs.

The ACP Council was so'" t
unhappy with the negotiating .
directives that the European
Commission (EC) was given by
the EU Council of Ministers
that it adopted a decision ex-
pressing "disappointment and
apprehension" over how EC ,
negotiators were dealing with
delivery of development objec-
tives in the proposed EPA's.
All this is likely to get worse after Bulgaria and Romania
join the EU on January I.
A council of 27 members, nineteen of which feel no parutcu-
lar responsibility for the ACP and certainly feel that they owe
them no debt -- will not be acconunodating to ACP demands.
In any event, a 27-membeC Ministerial Council is stymied
by its own size only consensus decisions are likely to canv.
and the cons.-',slls is unlikely lo Ia'; our a -'bne-factor" a::rnu,
to llie ACIP.

Bulgaria and Romania have a combined population of 30
million with per capital wealth that is only one-third of the EU
Both countries are expecting that EU development aid and
investment, including US$10.2 billion of farm aid alone, will
improve the social and economic conditions in their countries.
The last thing they want is more EU resources directed away
from them to the ACP, and they will undoubtedly want their
own contributions to ACP funding to be kept to the minimum.
They also want to see greater EU focus for the Black Sea
region of which they are a part. That greater focus may come
at the expense of attention to the ACP.
Bare statistics indicate that the majority of Caribbean coun-
tries have a higher standard of living and a bigger per capital
income than Bulgaria. Romania and other former Eastern Euro-
pean countries that joined the EU in 2004.
The task of convincing officials in these countries that the
EU should continue to give the ACP special treatment will not
be easy.
And it is not a task that can be left to the former colonial
powers in the EU: they would simply be told by the new EU
members that they were not beneficiaries of that colonial rela-
A large part of the argument has to urge recognition that,
in the interest of global stability, a rich region of the world, like
Europe, should contribute meaningfully to the development of
less well off regions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
But. ACP countries also need to demonstrate that they are
implementing measures that will adjust their own economic cir-
--- I:inces making them less dependent on special treatment
c iIn ..... -
in the years aheau. ,. he taking an early initiative,
ACP governments shoui .. cpitas should
and visits to the Bulgarian and Romana..
be scheduled soon.
iRe'ponses to:

11111~ ----

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 200(

Climate: A Stitch in


IT'S a law of physics that translates well into the behaviour
of human beings: the greater the mass involved, the more ef-
fort is needed to overcome its inertia. But it doesn't read very
well as an epitaph for civilisation.
The information we need in order to act is around us every
day. Three small, low-key stories in the inner pages of the news-
papers I read at breakfast this morning the sort of stories you
find in the media almost every day should have been enough to
galvanise every reader into instant action. But the human version
of the laws of physics gets in the way.
The first story was a warning by the Meteorological Office in
Britain that summer temperatures in south-eastern England may
reach as high as 46 degrees C (115 F) by the end of this century.
"By 2100. such heatwaves are likely to occur almost every year.
and could occur several times in any given summer," said the Met
London with the summer temperatures similar to Kuwait's
seems incredible, but the Met Office was relentlessly reasonable.
Depending on how fast greenhouse gas emissions rise. it pointed
out, we are facing an average rise in global temperature, a rise of
between two and five degrees Celsius (4.5 and II degrees F) by
the end of this century.
If the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is halted at
the level of 450 parts per million, then we get away with "only"
two degrees hotter. But we are already at 385 ppm. so that re-
quires immediate global agreement on radical action to curb the
growth of C02 emissions. Allow the current model of economic
development and energy use to continue basically unchanged, and
you end up with 800 ppm by the end of the century and the five
degrees hotter world.
Except and the Met Office didn't say this part that you
never get there, because global civilisation falls into violent chaos
as huge numbers of people start to starve. Even two degrees hotter
will reduce agricultural output in the main food-producing regions
of the world by about a quarter.
Much hotter, and it will be much worse, so we may end up
negotiating (or more likely, fighting) over which billion of us starve
first. Intelligent human beings, faced with that prospect, would act
at once, or so you would think especially because the actions
required are not really all that painful, provided that they start right
The second story in this morning's papers was about a "green
growth plus" strategy devised by consultants at

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the US-based giant that provides a wide
range of business services including risk management. Basically, the
report said that it wouldn't cost all that much to save civilisation.
The economists at PricewaterhouseCoopers calculated that
serious efforts to improve energy efficiency, greater use of re-
newable energy, and new technologies for carbon capture could
cut global C02 emissions by about 60 per cent from the level
predicted for 2050 if countries just pursue a "business-as-
usual approach." Moreover, the costs involved would not beg-
gar us all.
"Estimates suggest that the level of (world Gross Domestic
Product) might be reduced by no
more than two to three percent by
2050 if this strategy is followed,"
said John Hawksworth, head of
macro-economics at PwC. But the
success of the strategy does de-
pend on getting really serious about
global heating RIGHT NOW.
Is that really likely to
happen? The third story in this i
morning's paper seemed encourag-
ing at first, for it reported that sci-
entists now believe the battle to
close the "ozone hole" is being
It is an impressive tale of glo-
bal cooperation to stop human ac- 1
tivities that damage vital natural
systems. The ozone hole was first ..
spotted in 1985, and soon re-
searchers linked it conclusively
with chlorofluorocarbons, compounds that were widely used in re-
frigerators, air-conditioners and aerosol sprays.
Every Antarctic spring, the CFCs in the upper atmosphere were
interacting with the returning sunlight to destroy the ozone that
protects living things from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The pre-
dicted consequences included blind penguins, sunburned fish, and a
soaring rate of skin cancer among people living at high latitudes.
However, the Montreal Protocol of 1987 restricted the pro-
duction of CFCs only two years after the hole was discovered. The
Antarctic hole still covered an area bigger than all of North America
this month, but scientists are now confident that the worst is past. It

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The Guyana Defence Force invites Tenders for the supply of the following Computer Hardware:

a. 8 Pentium IV 3.0 GHz Workstation

b. 1 Projector

Tender documents may be uplifted from the office of the Staff Officer One General Four (Finance), Camp
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purcha-, tender documents at a non-refundable fee of fi\ 0' thousand dollars (S5,000).

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificate of compliance from both the Commissioner of
Inland Revenue Department and Manager, National Insurance Scheme; and Bid Security equivalent to
2% of the cost of the items tendered for.

A record of the Agency's/Company's performance in the supply of Computers and Hardware with
proven track records and expertise for the past three years is required.

All must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the Tenderer and clearly
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will stay at about this size for fifteen or twenty years, and then
"somewhere between 2020 and 2025 we'll be able to detect that
the ozone hole is actually beginning to decrease in size," said Pau
Newman of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Within seventy years, the hole should be entirely healed.
So why can't we react as fast to global warming? Because of
inertia: the mass of people and institutions to be moved is just so
Fixing the ozone hole was easy because neither hair-spray
nor refrigerator coolants are centrally important in the
economy. Changing the way we produce and use energy is not
easy at all, even if PricewaterhouseCoopers are right and the
ultimate level of economic sacrifice would not be that great. So
many people and institutions are involved that it's hard to
move fast, even if failing to do so costs us the Earth.
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist
whose articles are published in 45 countries.)



lines to be


soon GWI
The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI), in an effort to improve its
level of service, has recently installed new water distribu-
tion lines within the following communities: East and West
Ruimveldt, Tucville, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Prashad
Nagar. Roxanne Burnhnm Gardens, Shirley Field Ridley
Square, Campbellville and Lamaha Gardens.
A press release said old pipe lines would be deconunissioned
and newly laid ones are expected to be operational by the end
of this month.
However, the transferring of the new system is not auto-
matic and will only be done after GWI customers have paid all
outstanding water arrears.
GWI is urging customers to pay all outstanding balances
by October 30, 2006, when old pipelines will no longer be op-
The document said customers with outstanding ar-
rears will not be transferred to the new system on Oc-
tober 3, 2006. Customers who have queries about their
water chargers are encouraged to visit any of the Cus-
tomer Service Offices or contact GWI via its website










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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006

The Caribbean

SThe Greater

Caribbean This Week

Sea: a constant in

the ACS agenda

By Watson R. Denis, PhD

THE Caribbean Sea is a
theme that one finds
constantly in the agenda of
the Association of Caribbean
States (ACS).
Moreover in the
Convention establishing this
Association, in 1994, the
Caribbean Sea is presented as
the founding element for
cohesion. In effect, this sea is
considered as the common
heritage of the peoples of the
Caribbean and the same text
recalls "the role it has played in
their history and the potential
it has to operate as a unifying
element in their development."
This theme is constant in
the declarations made by the
Association's Heads of States
and/or Government at various
summits. For example, in the
Declaration of Santo Domingo,
in 1999, at the 2nd Summit,
they pronounced themselves to
be in favour of the protection
and conservation of the
environment and of the natural
resources of the region. In this
sense, they have encouraged the
efforts taken by CARICOM to
have the Caribbean Sea declared
a special zone in the context of
sustainable development,
considering that this sea
constitutes an invaluable asset
that is worth protecting and
At the 3rd Summit, in 2001,
in Margarita, Venezuela, they
again took up the idea stated in
the Agreement that the
Caribbean Sea is the common
heritage of the peoples of the
Greater Caribbean. Similarly, in
2005, at the 4th Summit, in the
Declaration of Panama, they
maintained forcefully that: "The
Caribbean Sea is a common
patrimony of the region and
we, as its custodians, reiterate

our decision to continue taking
the steps necessary to ensure
its recognition as a special area
in the context of sustainable
development by the United
Nations General Assembly." On
that occasion, they expressed
their opposition, as in 1999, to
the "continued use of the
Caribbean Sea for the shipment
and transshipment of nuclear
material and toxic waste, given
the threat that any accidental or
deliberately induced spill of
these materials would represent
to the life and ecosystem of the
region."[1] As.guardians of this
sea, they urged the countries
producing radioactive and toxic
waste to take the measures
necessary for establishing
treatment sites that would end
the need for transporting these
waste materials from one place
to another.
Also, the two permanent
organs of the Association, the
Ministerial Council and the
Secretariat have spared no
effort in realising the
objectives defined by the
Heads of State and/or
Government. For example,
the Ministerial Council has
set up the Caribbean Sea
Initiative. Following that, in
2003, it has set up the
Technical Advisory Group
(TAG) on the Caribbean Sea
to study the problem and to
make appropriate proposals
to the Council. Finally, at the
beginning of 2006, it founded
the Follow-up Committee to
the Caribbean Sea Initiative,
giving it an
intergovernmental and
multidisciplinary character.
This Commission of the
Caribbean Sea has been
recently set up.
For its part, the Secretariat
has upheld all the decisions
taken by the Heads of State and/
or Government and the

The public is hereby notified that
Technician, is no longer employed
with Guyana Power & Light
(GPL) Inc. and is therefore NOT
AUTHORIZED to conduct any
business GPL's behalf.


initiatives of the Ministerial
Council. And it continues to
work and to collaborate with all
the interested authorities and
bodies. For example, following
the Meeting of the Council of
Ministers on the Plan of Action
for the Sustainable
Development of the Small Island
States (the Barbados Plan of
Action), it committed itself to
the international recognition of
the Caribbean Sea as a special
zone in the context of
sustainable development. In this
sense, a resolution proposal.
entitled: "The Caribbean Sea: a
special zone in the context of

sustainable development" was
presented, in 1997, to be
considered by the Assembly
General of the United Nations.
The text that was adopted by
the Assembly General was
instead entitled: "Promoting an
Integrated Management
Approach to the Caribbean Sea
Area in the Context of
Sustainable Development." All
in all, it was a text that did not
address numerous aspects
presented in the initial
resolution bill, including the
recognition of the special zone.
To date, the international
community has not recognized

the Caribbean Sea as a "special
zone" in spite of the four
resolutions that have been taken
on the subject, from 1997 to the
In spite of this
disappointment, the ACS
continues to defend the
sustainable use of the coastal
and marine zones of the
Greater Caribbean, the
preservation of the Caribbean
Sea and its surrounding
coasts, a fragile and
vulnerable ecosystem, and to
promote a committed
approach to sustainable
The members of the
Caribbean Sea Commission will
soon accompany a delegation
from the Secretariat on a
mission to the accredited
Permanent Representatives of
the Countries of the ACS at the
United Nations, in New York.
The aim of this mission is to

inform and sensitise these
Representatives of the Greater
Caribbean to the questions and
challenges concerning the
Caribbean Sea Initiative with
the final aim of finding a
consensus on this subject. It
goes without saying that the
support of other countries and
groups of countries, of civil
society, of Caribbean and pro-
Caribbean organizations, of pro-
environment, pro-sustainable
development groups, and of
lovers of the diversified world
of the Caribbean will help to
support the objectives of this
initiative and to make it a
(Dr Watson Denis is the
Political Adviser of the
Secretariat of the Association
of Caribbean States. The
opinions expressed are not
necessarily the official views
of the ACS. Feedback can be
sent to

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THE unique nature of their
occupation in the fields and
in remote areas, a certain de-
gree of loose behaviour and
promiscuity, the taboo sub-
ject of homosexuality in the
military, and a general sto-
icism in the face of an HIV
positive result, are among the
issues the Army must face in-
ternally in its fight against

Though soldiers are readily
accepting condoms at Army
bases across Guyana and they
have a healthy appetite for HIV/
AIDS education, some of them
engage in risky sexual
behaviour. Major Patrick West
told the Sunday Chronicle. Ma-
jor West is the Programme
Manager of an 18-month
programme for the military that
is being executed by the Army's
credit union. The Ministry of
Health/World Bank HIV/AIDS
Prevention Project in March this
vear granted funding to ihe
Arms for the programnme to the
tune of US$33, 500.
West said the general aim is
to strengthen the ability of the
credit union of the GDF's Medi-
cal Corps to assist in prevent-
ing and controlling the spread of
HIV/AIDS among serving and
past members of the GDF.
West admitted that there is
definitely promiscuity and loose
behaviour among soldiers, but
stopped short of disclosing the
nature of the risky behaviour
and avoided answering directly

suggestions of men having sex
with men (MSM) in the Army,
and paying women for sexual
favours especially in interior lo-
cations. The idea of MSM is
still very much a taboo subject
in Guyana, and it could create
unease for the Army to say
boldly that this practice occurs
in its barracks.
Major West stressed that
the Guyana Defence Force
(GDF) does not discriminate.
and pointed out that some of its
ranks with HIV/AIDS have
"unique skills critical to the de-
fence of the nation." and so ev-
ery effort is made to assist them
and their families.
UNAIDS Coordinator in
Guyana, Dr. Michel
DeGroulard. said soldiers
"are a population at risk, be-
cause they are away from
home ard they can end up
having sex outside of home
and with multiple sex part-
Asmita Chand. Civil Soci-
ety Coordinator with the World
Bank project on HIV/AIDS

Supply Chain Management Systems/,
A joint Government of Guyana U.S. Government Project
58 High Street, Kingston, Georgetoiwn, Guyana, South America
Tel: 592-225-5021 Fax: 592-225-5018

SCMS Guyana Supply Chain Management Systems (A joint Government of
Guyana U.S Government Project) invites applications from suitably qualified
persons to fill the positions of:

AdministrativeAssistant/ Receptionist (1)

To serve as a resource person on the needs and capabilities of the SCMS
Guyana technical and administrative staff. To work with local suppliers,
partners and stakeholders on achieving the set work plan and efficiently assist
in the day to day administration ofthe office.


* Two year Diploma in Secretarial Science with a minimum two years
experience as an executive secretary or equivalent combination of education
and experience. Or Three years secretarial experience plus nminimulm of three
to five years relevant office experience with word processing and
technical/scientific typing experience required. Minimum typing speed of 5(
correct words per minute required.

" Working knowledge of PBX Telephone system and standard office equipment
fax and photocopier with experience using computer software such as excel.
word, power point, etc would be a preference.

o Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

S Messenger/Driver (2)

Will be responsible for completing driving assignments, for clearing
and delivering of mail and parcels


A sound secondary school education and a minimum of live (5) years driving
experience and one (1) year experience in basic office practice. Must be
capable of understanding proper record keeping. A copy of a valid Police
Clearance is required

All positions arc contractual for one (1) year and renewable for up to three (3)

Applications must include the nlame.l address andd contact number of at least lxo
(2) references, one (1) from a community member 1and or lormelr emplloyers as to
fitness for the position.

Please send appliations to the O( ice liana:ger. SM('S Juyia. I Flo. 5, High
Street. Kingston. (icorgetovn, 111no ;Iter lloh n (October 11. 2000 at 17:00 h. Please
mnark I1hC posit I o ;I ppliI.c l f, ,i ()[I tlII t'p It 'l l l :1111 c rnlcrol tlhI cII\ Clopl .

A copy ol'co(\cr I(le. ;11" l C'\ i li''til 1 i ll ()' il ni ti'I' l sliinilI aldI [)c
sent, to: I ,i> ljoIhs'I M sh.orq

Job dl(ecription can 1 e h uplilHtld at the ;h I \ c dldrcss.

SC'MS (uyanai is an equal opp,,rtnlylit\ emniphl) cr

ONLY S I1)I LISI 1.1) IANI)I)AI lS \\ILL IIL ('()N'\(C D.
No TII.iiI(ONi (' \l.1,S P1 iASE.

"We definitely see them as
a high risk group because of the
work they do, being posted in
the fields and working in remote
areas away from their families,"
she said, and added that the
project saw the advantage of
working with the soldiers be-
cause "they could reach commu-
nities we cannot".
DeGroulard acknowl-
edged that MSM is one of the
more under-addressed issues
in the national fight against
"We still need to find ways
of addressing it better." he said.
Under the Army HIV/AIDS
programme, soldiers and their
families, as well as residents of
remote villages where the Army
has postings, are beneficiaries.
In addition, he said. youths
- the major recruiting age of the
Army also benefit.
In order to accomplish the
objectives of the programme.
several workshops have been
conducted. Among these are
peer education sessions where
soldiers are taught how to ad-
vise their colleagues on safe
sexual behaxiour.
In addition, soldiers have
been selected to undergo train-
ing at the National Blood Trans-
fusion Service (NBTS). so that
they can effectively test blood
for strains of the HIV virus.
NMajor West said as man\ as O0
soldiers would be trained.
Lvnette Hardy. Senior Labo-
ratory Officer with FXB
Guyana. based at the NBTS
said it takes about four days for
the soldiers to learn how to
conduct the Rapid Test for HIV/
AIDS. which h allows for same
day results.
The soldiers have to
undergo another seven days
of training in counselling.
She said this is important
because "HIV/AIDS is no
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the following positions:



. b -(:, Jit n ;i I- lob Specbifi.:tion can be obtained
frliom [hLe Oftic. ol ih Pormanent Secretary, Ministry of
/Agriculluie. Applications slihould be sent to the
'eri.imn ent Secreol ry, Ministry of Agriculture. Regent
SStreet & Vlissengen Road by October 9". 2006 A

Institute for Life Skills Education

Life Cycle Management Program Covers:
Counseling Quality of life management
Healthy individuals Opportunistic disease
Persons contracting the disease Anti-Retro Viral therapy
Psychological & emotional Very ill persons
* Living positively with HIV/AIDS Caring for the dying

Call 231 1284 / 225 7368

Soldiers a population at risk

Risky, loose behaviour

concerns Army in its

HIV/AIDS battle

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From page 10
longer a secret." She says those who go for pre-testing counselling might begin to feel that
"everybody knows their business" when they have to go to someone else to do the testing and
then for someone else to offer ppost-test counselling.
As a result, al! those being trained to test blood are also being trained as counsellors, so that some-
one going for testing only has one point of contact.
At the moment, the Army only has one permanent Voluntary Counselling and lTesting (VCT) site
at headquarters. Camp Ayanganna in Georgetown. But Major West hopes that wilh additional funding
from other donors besides the World Bank, VCT sites could be set up at all 15 bases of the military.
Major West said the Army becomes aware of soldiers HIV/AIDS status when they go for blood
"I don't demand to know." Major West said, adding that there is a system to ensure that the
confidentiality of someone's status is maintained.
Halcyone Peters, trained as a social worker with the U.S. government funded Guyana HIV/AIDS
Reduction and Prevention Programme (GHARP), is the VCT officer attached to the GDF"s Medical
Corps at Camp Ayanganna. Previously, she worked at the GUM Clinic at the Georgetown Public
Hospital, the main referral site for those who tested positive for HIV/AIDS.
She says soldiers respond better to H1V-positive status than others, because they "tend to be
stronger" as a result of their disciplined military training.
Peters visits various Army bases and works with the peer educators to conduct interactive ses-
sions on HIV/AIDS. "Most of the soldiers are glad to know," she said, and added that condoms are
distributed. Peters said that soldiers would ask for condoms and she is of the opinion that they are
responding positively to the messages about the need to practice safe sex.
According to Major West. the GDF has established a policy of continual HIV/AIDS education, so
that its ranks would always benefit in making wise decisions when it comes to their sexual behaviour.
Lorraine Garraway. Officer Commanding of the GDF Medical Corps said that soldiers who were
diagnosed with HIV were mainly referred to the GUM Clinic, but because of the "stigma" attached to
that course of action, this no longer occurs.
She said in most cases, those who test positive for the disease are referred to Lifeline Counselling
Services, which would then refer them to the St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital. which administers free
Anti-Retrovirals tARVs) paid for by the Ministry of Health.
Major West hopes that as the GDF continues to receive assistance. ARVs could be adlmtnistered
on-site. He hopes too that the GDF will be able to offer dietary supplements to its ranks \t\nh the
disease, so that they can continue to live a healthy life.
He said that once a soldier tests positive, the GDFL plays a significant role in helping them to
disclose the information to their families. The families also benefit from the services the Anny pro-
Major West said the services provided by the Army also benefit the communities where the .\ii\
"We are part of the society and hence we are directly or indirectly affected by the HIV
virus." Major West said. (NEIL MARKS)



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position
of Director Finance.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Deputy Commissioner-
Hunian & Financial Resources Division.


*.ACCA/ACIS or a professional accounting designation from an internationally
recognized professional accounting body.


*A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Auditing or equivalent.


Applicants should have experience in the following areas:

*:.Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts and the compilation
Sof budgets and forecasts. for projects.

o*: Undertaking variance analyses of actual expenditure from budgcls.

*:Preparation of salaries and related staffbenefits as well as fi'o etnsuring thlt all
payments are in keeping laid dosswn procedures.

S*-Mainlenance of records o'f employcc's accolints. inclutling payroll data andl records,
travel statements and sundry balances to ensure compliance \ ihll tie Revenue
Authority's regulations.

*' Reconciling Iransactions on a monthly basis (and preparing periodic reports as
required by iuiiling Agency)

Trhlee (3) years supervisory experience

Applications with detailed C(V should be submitted no lalcr than October 13,
2006 to the:

Commissioner- General
Guyana Revenue Aulhority
357 Imalm a & El-asl Streets

GRANT # H 079-0-GUA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancy
existing atthe Health Sector Development Unit, Ministry of Health:

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

To assistthe Project Management Unit (PMU) in the development implementation
and management of M&E framework and respective systems, in coordination with
other programme management systems being development by the PMU/MOH
including financial management procurement, and HIV/AIDSIOI/STI Case
Management and Surveillance Information Systems.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Master's or Doctoral Degree or equivalent in a Health, Social Sciences,
Management and three years relevantwork experience.

A Bachelor's Degree in a Health, Social, Management or Engineering sector and
six years relevant work experience. A high level of computer literacy, particularly
in the use of Word, the Internet and e-mail. Knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel,
Access and SQL is desirable.

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position could be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:

Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-6222, 226-2425
Fax No. 225-6559
Email: mohgog(

Please be advised that the deadline for submission of applications
for the above vacancy has been extended to Wednesday, October 4,
2006 at 16:30. Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

12+ SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006

Modern mall nears corn


MR. LENNOX John (right) onsite with Mr. Godfrey
Carrington on Thursday.

by Wendella Davidson
A MALL, boasting a string of
modern amenities has risen
from the proverbial ashes at
a prime location in downtown
The final touches are
currently being put on the four-
storey building at Camip and
Regent Streets. Several stores
hawking from clothing and food
to furniture and jewellery will
be located there. In addition.
barber shops and beauty salons,
tourism and airline facilities and
insurance agencies will be
among the businesses housed
The mover and shaker
behind the ne\\ enterprise.
Lennox John. is among the
entrepreneurs taking adi\ :atge
of the construction boom in
(.snlaV i 'a. It' liarid to 1s tIhe
e\ idence of the building lreni :
a stone's throw awa\ I ''roml he
mall. another s[tonted btutld1i is



Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for this position in a company that will be
starting up operations in the near future.

Job summary:

The job holder operates a forklift to ensure that the cemenl t baggin, line
functions adequately. that transport of bagged cement is efficient and
storage is optimal.

Major duties and responsibilities

1. Load all trucks awaiting cement in a timely and efficient manner
2. Move pallets with bagged cement from palletizer to stretch wrap
3. Move stretch wrapped cement to warehouse area for storage
4. Move pallets from collection area to pallet preparation area or to
palletizer as required
5. Pack warehouse under the instruction of the Distribution and
Inventory Control Officer (DICO).
6. Ensures that mobile equipment is adequately fuelled for duration
of shift
7. Reports any malfunctioning of Forklift to DICO
8. Adheres to safety policy and operating procedures
9. Any other relevant duties assigned from time to time

Requirements and experience

* Minimum 5 subjects CXC O'Level subjects
* Must possess a Driver's Licence
* Diesel or auto mechanic qualifications would be an asset
* 3 5 years experience in similar job

Applications labelled "Mobile Equipment Operator" should be sent to:

The Plant Manager
TCL Guyana Inc.
GNIC Compound
Lombard Street

Applications close October 13, 2006.

going up at the corners of Camp
Street and North Road and
several other wards in the city
are a hive of building activity.
The building, painted in
white blue and yellow stands at
a spot where a popular disco,
restaurant and other businesses
were located. Those businesses
were destroyed by fire of
unknown origin years ago.
John, Managing Director of
Ashmin's Trading Company,
High and Hadfield Streets, and
the popular Splashmin's Resort
and Fun Park, located on the
Socsdyke/Linden Highway, told
the Sunday Chronicle that his
love for his country has
motivated him to undertake
ingenious projects, to ultimately

benefit his fellow countrymen.
"I'm an adventurous person
who likes to be different and
adores in challenges. I also find
utmost pleasure in being able to
transform the landscape and be
part of change," the unassuming
and affable businessman told
the Sunday Chronicle during a
brief interaction on Monday
John is assisted in the day-
to-day management of his
businesses by his wife
Moufousa, and children
including daughter and Assistant
Managing Director, Ashmin
The mall construction is
supervised by John, who rubs
shoulders with his workmen

on a daily basis, many of
whom have been in the
employ of the company from
the initial stages of
construction of the Hadfield
and High Streets complex.
According to the Assistant
Managing Director, the facility,
which will open its doors to the
public within four to six weeks,
has 61 business cubicles from
Floor One (Ground Level) to
Floor Three.
Half of the ground floor is
to be known as a 'Food
Court' and will house some
seven restaurants. Stores will
occupy the other cubicles, all
of which would be facing
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THE new mall at the corners of Camp and Regent Streets, almost completed.



The GRA in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is facilitating an
essay competition for students between the ages of 13 and 17 years.

Topic: "VAT- a more equitable tax system." Discuss.

Word limit: 1,500 2,000

Deadline for submission: October 13,2006

Essays, bearing the participating school's stamp, must be submitted to:
The Assistant Commissioner
Legislation, Tax Advisory Services and Objection
210 E Albert and Charlotte Streets

The schools with the three best essays will each receive a plaque.

Individual prizes are as follows:
1" prize $50,000 and a plaque
2"' prize $40,000 and a plaque
3"' prize $30,000 and a plaque

All schools are invited to participate. Children of employees of the GRA are
not allowed to participate.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE-Octobe- ,- E206- 14

nical consultant with the Min-
istry otil Tourism, industry and
('ointnIercc. providing advicee onl
toutrismi ;i l a Cll. irolliiinenlal is-
\\illth his ilinpl csiv' CV, V li
joined the PPPl/ as onic l il the
fresh. otnll faces for the
chIanC'c to play a cect aleo l' in

Shyam Nokta -



By Neil Marks
COMING from a family with
a strong political background,
the decision to join the slate
of the People's Progressive
Party/Civic (PP/C) came natu-
rally for Shyam Nokta.
"There wasn't a need to
consider anything." he says, re-
calling how fast he made the de-
cision to run as a candidate for
the party in contesting the Au-
gust 28 polls.
His father, former minister
of Local Government and Re-
gional Development
Harripersaud. has been a faith-
ful advocate of the party. And
even though he is no longer a
government minister, he will
continue to be a Member of
PPP/C Parliamentarian and
maintains unwavering loyalty to
party founder, the late Presi-
dent Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
The younger Nokta. now
aged 30, started his political ac-
tivism at an early age. In fact,
from just age 10. he walked
about his community selling the
Mirror, the newspaper of the
PPP. As he grew older, he
started to participate in youth
congresses, assist in fundraisers
of the party, and engage in out-
reach activities.
Pre-1992. when the PPP/C
was voted into office in the elec-
tions which returned the coun-
try to democracy, he was part
of the 'Pioneers'. the younger
activists of the party. second-
ary to its youth arm. the Pro-

gressi\e Youth Organisation
"So, from a voung age. I had
a sense of responsibility of con-
tributing to my country" helie
told the Sunday Chronicle from
his holme office at Ogle, East
Coast Demerara.
However. he took his own
personal development seriously.
In 1992, heads of governments
from around the world met in
Rio, Brazil for the first Earth
Summit to discuss threats to the
environment and socio-eco-
nomic development. It was this
summit that sparked his inter-
est in the environment and he
tailored his studies and career
path along this line.
He secured his Masters of
Science in Environmental As-
sessment and Management
from Oxford University and
later added a Diploma in
Tourism Studies and a Bach-
elors Degree in Environmen-
tal Studies from the Univer-
sity of Guyana.
Nokta has just ended a stint
as in-country project officer for
Fauna and Flora International.
From 1999-2001 he was a Pro-
fessional Development Fellow
with the Iwokrania International
Centre for Rainforest Conserva-
tion. He also worked as an En-
vironlnental Officer with the
Environmental Protection
Agency and served as Project
Director with the World Wild-
life Fund's Protected Areas
He has also worked as tech-


its queCSt to develop (Guyana.
Perhaps not realizing Ihe
strength of his party, lie saw it
firsthand at Anna Regina on lthe
Essequibo Coast.
"1 had to introduce the
President al the meeting for 10
o'clock in the niorning. The PPP
is probably the only party that
can hold a rall\ at tht time of
the dav and get thai tremendous
support. It is testiimoni to the
support the party enjoys," he
He said being able to ad-
dress thousands of people was
a new\ experience for him and he
was humbled by the response
of the crowds ;at the rallies of
the PPP/C.
Nokta recognizes the w\is-
doil of his party in trying to
bring inyoung professionals like
"In any institution. vou
have to look at continuity The
PPP is not a five-year party.
You have to look at
suslainiabhil\iy. and that is \\h\
one of lthe foullndalions of our
cam;lpaigln \was y outh and expe--
rience." he says.
Nokta is encouraging youne
people not shy away from poli-
"Everything we do is part
of the politics of our country.
but you have to see how yxou

fit in. You need to be parl of the
decisioln-niakin l process." he
pointed olut. li' said 'yoliun
people should comlie if'owaril
anil pu)l their "shoutlets C o tihe
\\ heel.
"\i IeedL to take ic',polnsi
billl. 'Prsidentl J.I dco is a per-
I'.c c\Xanlplc of witit \\ie can ido
\\ ilh tielc ttittialio ."l. l a Idd 'ld.
Nokla i pail t i c'lari'l

nilc\a ilcd iii l11he iLallls to ius
Mid ltCre lieL' ccICL 'll ,.
pii' ii t eiictaii t to t aIk'im iti
"\\V"i- llll\ iiillru tl ai a i o-
C'lIl\ ll l I n'i i t"ia 11t' !Ill a lo III
liC PIl'T' or Ilhc PNC'. (,;u\ilaik is
all c\ainpic i'-Cionall andili1 illlil-
nationll\. \'el hlia\ c allot edl liel
deil OLrlil'.i prtocs to priei \ ail.
1le 'aid.
Nokia 'aid lie \\le anlt' o ,cc
this th-usti Cointinue and for c\-
el\ one to he parl of naiion-
buildino. He said the PPP's ap-
proach t) govevrnmientl has al-
\\a1\ been one of involelnienit
aiid he x\\otild like to see that
trend eonltinte.
"Building (iuianla is liot
ahoutt the PPI'. It has to in-
NoI e all parties, civic groups
and the private sector. The
President has already stated
his intention to pursue a
mechanlismi through which
all can he involved." he noted.

Ministry of Housing and Water

Central Housing and Planning Authority

The Honourable Minister of Housing and Water, Mr. Hany
Narine Nawvbattt would be meeting members of the Public to
address housing and water issues in the following Regions, in
accordance with the schedule hereunder:

Region Date Time Venue

Monday 2,
October, 2006

Thursday 12,
October, 2006

Monday 16,




RDC Boardroom
West Coast Dem.

RDC Boardroom
Anna Regina
Essequibo Coast

RDC Boardroom
Fort Wellington
West Coast


The General Public is also informed that the Minister will continue to
meet with members of the public every Wednesday between the hours of
8 am to 12 noon at Central Housing and Planning Authority-Main
Office at 41 Brickdam and United Nations Place, Stabroek.

Persons residing on the East Bank and East Coast of Demerara are
advised that the Minister will meet with them at locations and times to
be announced later

NB: The Public is hereby notified that the Ministry is at present
addressing applications for house lots which were made prior; and up
to 2003. Applications made after 2003 will be dealt with at a later date.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

September 2006


Dr. Jamshid Aidun

(Splcialist in lUrology)

will be holding


beginning October 4, 2006
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

He will be working Monday through Friday

from 09:00 h to 13:00 h
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Barbados immigration issue blown out of proportion Minister Clement Rohee

By Mark Ramotar

GUYANESE are expected to
start receiving and using the
much anticipated Machine
Readable Passports by year-
end if all goes well, Home Af-
fairs Minister Clement
Rohee announced Friday.
According to Rohee, Cana-
dian Bank Note (CBN) has al-
ready been awarded the contract
to provide the Machine Read-
able Passports.
"Hopefully, before the end
of this year, we should have the
package in place," he said while
explaining that it is not just a
question of the passports 'per
se', since the implementation
process and systems would also
entail training and equipment
both in Georgetown and at the
Cheddi Jagan International Air-
port, Timehri.
Noting that training is an in-
tegral component of the Ma-
chine Readable Passports pro-
cess, Rohee said this has to
start even before the authorities
in Guyana are in possession of
the equipment and the docu-
"I think we should have the
Machine Readable Passports
system in place by December
31, 2006, or at least by Janu-
ary 1, 2007, if all goes well,"
Rohee told reporters during a
visit to the Central Immigration
and Passport Office at Camp
Road, Eve Leary, Georgetown
on Friday morning.
With Cricket World Cup
2007 just a few months away

and taking into consideration
the anticipated influx of visitors
and cricket fans to Guyana for
the major world event, Rohee
noted that the Machine Read-
able Passports issue will be even
more important in this context.
Many Guyanese are eagerly
looking forward to the imple-
mentation of the machine read-
able passports which will facili-
tate changes to the existing docu-
ment being produced from the
British supplier De La Rue.
The machine readable pass-
port will be designed to improve
and modernise the issuance of
the travel documents by the In-
migration Department and to
strengthen its capability to con-
trol illegal immigration.
The aim of obtaining ma-
chine readable passports is to
protect against multiple issu-
ance of the travel document
to persons under fraudulent
identities by maintaining and
checking all passport applica-
tions against a database of
biometric information for all
passport holders.
The new passport system
will also assist in the fight
against terrorism, immigrant
smuggling and trafficking in per-
On fimr nf qnnhin

nell ieaturel o
readable passport
sion of biographic;
on the data page
with international
The size of
and photograph,
ment of data field
the two lines of

oi a machine
is the inclu-
al data entered
in accordance
the passport
and arrange-
ds, especially
printed Opti-



m all. page 12
either Regent or Camp Streets.
All of the partitioned space on that floor has been allocated
Access from Floor One to Floor Two would be by an escalator.
another first here in Guyana, while elevators and stairways would
be used to access Floors Three and Four.
Floor Four is to be an entertainment centre housing a sports
bar, a gaming arcade and a music centre, a Mc Donald's franchise, a
cinema ( the last in the near future), Ms. John said.
One of the main attractions of the mall will be a fountain on
the ground level, she added.
"Guyana really needs a modern facility ... where people can
go to buy everything, be it household items, food, clothes, furniture
... and the mall is just the right idea." she added.
According to Ms. John. a management team will be established
to oversee the day-to-day operations of the mall, including security
and cleaning, as well as to help to attract businesses for those
establishments which will be housed there.
Thl' rent for some available space is less llan 1ISSI per stltuirc
foot. she noted.
Ms. John said too tlIh l Ihle itiiaketlinh sm itr'l v \\liich will hc
utilized is similar tl l the eIfllf cti e ailpro) ; 111;11 i \t t S l:ikt el lth lie
Soesdlyke/Lindlen Ilithwas.
Hour,; of bit ness t i on 1t loors Ot()i l(o It irii w\ ill hcI' fro t)i 09:0011
lo 21 :()00)11 daily. while op'eraiMois on I lo0)]uiI' l \\ i cllos' al 0 1 :(00).
Blusitesses C' h eCald otl I0hlois (te m1dalij \\tO will he rally lo u
openiningn about six wceks x while those on oFloolrs Ihllirc and I'our
will hb eotllpletrdi1 \\ illln hree' n1 ollltls. .
Meanxwhbile, eight, s'clf-contained units are ready for
occupancy in the 24-ro,'lii hotel at tlhe Splasihminin's Resort and
Fun Park and which \;aIs built as parl ofl the comnpany'.s plan
1, Ill it (1 ) ii] n lio (iillli t , ,' .i kll 1110 r i il 11 l11 ill' ,

cal Character Reader style B
(OCR-B) machine-readable data,
meets the standards of the In-
ternational Civil Aviation
Organisation, Doc 9303, Part 1
Machine Readable Passports.
"I have seen first hand
some of the ways and means
by which passports could be
tampered with and the differ-
ent shenanigans that are re-
sorted to by people who want
to outsmart the system,"
Rohee said.
"This is a matter that re-
quires constant vigilance but it
has implications for us in rela-
tion to the immigration authori-
ties outside of Guyana and even
foreign embassies ... for people
who apply for passports. This
is a very important matter not
only in terms of security but
also in tens of the image of the
country," Rohee posited.
In this regard, Rohee
pointed out that the recent
passport controversy high-
lighted by the Barbadian immi-

gration authorities was not
handled properly and was
"blown out of proportion" by
the authorities in Barbados.
Barbados Chief Immigration
Officer, Gilbert Greaves, had
appealed to authorities here to
scrutinise the distribution of
new passports to Guyanese af-
ter evidence surfaced that the
travel documents are being mis-
used by people trying to sneak
back into the island after being
In an article in the Barbados
Nation newspaper on Septem-
ber 21. 2006. Greaves said the
frequency of illegal passports
from this country was creating
a nightmare for his department,
especially at the Grantley
Adams International Airport.
"The Barbadian Immigration
authorities need to come with
more facts and they need to be
more definitive; they just can't
be making bland statements
without any back-up data to
show," Rohee charged.

He alluded to the fact that
when Guyanese are turned back
at the Grantley Adams Interna-
tional Airport in Barbados and
the Guyanese authorities make
constant complaints about this,
they are told by the Barbadian
authorities "send them the evi-
"I hope that we are not get-
ting into a tit-for-tat situation;
all that I am saying is that a
mechanism is there, let's use
that mechanism between two
sister CARICOM states to re-
solve problems that may arise,"
Minister Rohee posited.
He alluded to the mechanism
that was put in place by the
Governments of Guyana and
Barbados whereby it was
agreed that the Barbadian Immi-
gration Authorities would keep
in touch with the Guyanese Im-
migration Authorities, and vice
versa, through the Foreign Min-
istries of the two countries,
should any immigration problem

Based on an agreement that
was signed, Rohee noted that it
was generally agreed that those
two institutions should be in
contact with each other should
any problems arise.
Rohee said his view is that
rather than resorting to the press
to inform the Guyanese immi-
gration authorities what the con-
cerns were, the Barbadian au-
thorities should have "triggered
that mechanism" to find out
from the local authorities here
whether they have answers for
these concerns, and based on
those answers, try to sort out
the problem.
While making it clear he
has no problem with the is-
sue being in the public do-
main, the Guyanese Minister
said he "just felt that the
mechanisms that have been
put in place for issues like
this, should have been trig-
gered ..." rather, than by-
passing the mechanism and
rushing to the press.

' Drive too awypec

From page two

and brother, Dwayne, 23.
Over at the home of Latoya Daniels. a heartbroken mother was
being closely watched by relatives, friends and teachers. Daphne
Luke, 32, had spent the night drifting in and out of consciousness
at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown.
Luke recalled that she was at work at the vendor's arcade in
Georgetown, when she got a call from her cousin. Yvette. inform-
ing her that there was a fatal accident involving a minibus that her
daughter was believed to be in, and Latoya was missing.
The woman said she felt a strange weight in her stomach after
she arrived at the Georgetown Hospital in a taxi, and she could no
longer think straight.
"When I get to the hospital I just feel Latoya dead already
since nobody couldn't find
her... When I went in they told
me there 'was -a Latoya
Hinckson identified, and I told
them to raise up the plastic let
me see her. From the time they
started raising it off her head
and I saw her hairstyle. I didn't

on October 1, 2005, on the public road at Better Hope.
She is urging drivers to "respect the lives of people and
don't drink and drive." Also, she said, "the issuing of drivers
licences should be given to responsible people." Her calls were
echoed by another relative who was at the house at the time,
who said drivers below the age of 25 have proven themselves
to be reckless, making the congested roadways racing circuits.
She said she holds the police partly responsible for the sce-
For what she calls a "common practice", the dead boy's 15-
year-old sister Donella said if the penalties for such crimes as dan-
gerous and careless driving were harsher, drivers would have had
more respect for others using the roadways.
The driver of the fateful minibus escaped only with a fractured
hand and still cannot be found by police.

\want to see no more. I knew it .
was my daughter." she told this
newspaper. She broke into tears,
then lost consciousness, after
identifying the girl as her
daughter. Latoya Daniels.
Crying inconsolably yesterday, !,,,.
she olhl this newspaper she's try- .-
ing hard to hold her composure for '. .
the sake of her other children, butl "
it is not working. /i :. ': '
"Ah trying hard, but she is .
only 13," her soft voice
trembled. She is considering '
burying her daughter sometime
before her school's sports, which b z ..
she was expected to Ile a part oif -
this lFridli. ____ _--
MNhe anwihi i t Ilthe honm (I DAPHNE Luke, mother of little Latoya. being revived by relatives at her house after fainting
(llilln' .liijn i'. his nmo, lih' \\;i' again yesterday.
kIel tpin,.t i her c. tll bitt
l.' t l i '" I'u l II\I' hir 1 III I i' h llth'. lltlA ,\\lll III' \\Iai s ;1u tI t rdl tit 't rt o1 lt l im l l

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,csiiljl I lr lin lolf .I1t I ,l i II\ \li' \\111 d i\( I 111d t c \\; 111> 1 ,111111\ M an\ lk 1 It ,h 1 0O W ll

Tic bloy s in illi'ir. D)liilm a Bl)llll i til' 26 1 idlllt 1 t i t n Street, 'l-'la itiliC't I'. hetl brother ai ear aii4 today i, iit r Pilst nItl.rt'eni exliln ti(i s uill be pe(rl. rmiiCe on the three
sinlilar circIlumlsta.t'ces. Thl'n, a driver ind(lr the li infnlice tomorrm.
Oh 1l a 'inih l "itielk k 1ii kIilledl hir ht'i l thil ,r. I.c', IM ll ioliii i \.
aq Bb Ri RPW,.P

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006 15


By Neil Marks
THE Bed and Breakfast Secretariat set up to find accommo-
dation for visitors to Guyana next year for Cricket World Cup
(CWC) 2007, is now up and running after months of delay.
"Bed and Breakfast is finally here," Chief Executive Officer of
the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Mr. Karran Singh declared
Thursday, noting that the Secretariat is aiming at registering some
1, 500 private homes by mid-October.
The Bed and Breakfast office is located at the office of the LOC
on Middle Street, and is being manned by Mr. Brian Wills. He told
reporters yesterday that some 500 persons have registered with
the LOC to provide accommodation to visitors next year.
Mr. Singh said the initiative seeks to have 2, 500 3, 000 pri-
vate homes ready for the tournament which will play off the Super
Eight round of matches here from March 28- April 09.
Mr. Singh said that the concept, practiced worldwide, is de-
signed to provide "cheap, clean and safe" accommodation to visi-
tors, who would, at the same time, "bond" with the Guyanese fam-

ily with whom they choose to stay. Wills added that the Bed and
Breakfast programme is a unique opportunity for Guyanese fami-
lies to get to learn about the cultures of different countries, and for
the visitors to experience Guyana's legendary hospitality and our
With the Secretariat established, the process of encouraging
Guyanese to participate in the initiative will be accelerated. As one
of its efforts, Wills said the Secretariat will have a dominant pres-
ence at the Guyana Trade and Exhibition Fair (GUYEXPO) at the
end of next month.
Mr. Singh noted that applications would be accepted from
as wide a reach as possible, noting that visitors might prefer
(Please turn to page 19)

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RPA and


Forging a better deal for rice farmers

By Neil Marks
Photos by Delano Williams
WHEN Dutch Governor Laurens Storm Gravesande thought
of something to supplement the diet of the slaves on the
sugar plantations, he introduced rice to this country, then
a Dutch colony.
That happened around 1738, but when indentured labourers
from India began arriving here a century later, more rice was
needed. And thus began a "tradition" that is today responsible
for the livelihood of thousands of families stretched across the
In fact, one report suggests that the industry began export-
ing as early as 1896, when a shipment of rice was sent to Trinidad
and Tobago. However, rice farmers only came together 60 years
ago, forming themselves into what is today the Guyana Rice Pro-
ducers Association (RPA).
The association is redefining itself and is now helping di-
rectly to put money into the pockets of farmers.
And for this, it has to thank Canadian Hunger Foundation
(CHF), Partners in Rural Development.
Under CHF's Building Community Capacity Project (BCCP)
funded by the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA), the RPA has been assisted to develop its capacity, to
professionally manage its programmes and to expand and sus-
tain the flow of benefits to rice farmers.
RPA General Secretary, Mr. Dharamkumar Seeraj, eyes a fur-
ther evolution in the focus of the organisation to better serve the
interests of rice farmers.
The RPA represents the interests of the nation's some 17,000
rice farmers, 7,000 of whom are active members. Through its
field stations in 14 districts, covering Pomeroon/Supenaam,
Essequibo Islands/West Demerara, Demerara/Mahaica, Mahaica/
Berbice and East Berbice/Corentyne, the association is confront-
ing the challenges faced by rice farmers.
However, Seeraj points out that the RPA has had to fight to
stay alive and to earn its position as one of the premiere asso-
ciations representing the interests of farmers in the Caribbean.
During the period 1957-1964, the RPA played a dominant
role in the management of the industry and rice enjoyed an an-
nual growth of more than 10 per cent per annum. In fact, rice
farmers literally took over the now defunct Rice Marketing Board,
with 11 of them sitting on the 17 member board.
This was made possible by the 1960 Rice Marketing Board
Ordinance which was amended by the government of the People's
Progressive Party (PPP) with whom the association was branded
as having a close alliance, given that its leaders have been promi-
nent members of the PPP. In fact, Seeraj himself now sits as a
Member of Parliament for the PPP.
This alliance to the party could very well be one of the rea-
sons international donors hesitated in plugging funds into the or-

ganization initially.
During the 28 years the PPP stood in opposition, Seeraj says
the rice farmers were booted out of the management of the in-
dustry and he claims the then government of the People's Na-
tional Congress (PNC) sought to push the RPA out of existence
with the establishment of the Rice Action Committee. Accord-
ing to Seeraj, this, however, died a natural death since its mem-
bers were not rice fanners.
By 1969, all governmental subventions to the organisation
were removed and the association was put out of its office at
the Rice Marketing Board Complex on Water Street, Georgetown,
which RPA members had helped to construct. By 1970, the RPA
had no permanent office and faced serious financial constraints.
Seeraj says doom then set in for the industry. Production
reached an all time low of 93,444 tonnes by 1990. The RPA
claims farmers left the land in droves as extension services and
drainage and irrigation systems dried up.
But the association continued its representation for fanners.
Its members and leaders were intimidated and even jailed as they
protested for basic inputs such as fertilizer, bags and twine, Seeraj
In those domineering years of the PNC, he said, the associa-
tion lobbied for rice farmers on various issues, including drain-
age and irrigation, prices for their paddy and farm to market ac-
cess roads.
When the PPP was restored to the seat of government in
1992. the RPA began to assert itself again. Rice farmers were
placed on virtually every management board that had links to
the rice sector. These included the Guyana Rice Development
Board (GRDB), the National Drainage and Irrigation Board and
that of the National Agriculture Research Institute.
As a result, the scope of work of the RPA began to increase
and it started providing extension services to fanncis. By 1995.
rice production increased by 300% and exports by 400% over
the 1990 level. In 1999, rice production reached 300,000 tonnes
and exports topped 260,000 tonnes.

BCCP first became involved with the RPA some eight years
ago, and it is because of this involvement that the RPA has grown
into a dynamic organisation and perhaps one of the best success
stories for the Canadian donors.
But this collaboration with the Canadians started as early as
1989, Seeraj said, when CIDA donated some bicycles to the RPA
to help in its field work.
Munesh Persaud, a project officer with BCCP, says it was
Keith Burrowes, who then worked at BCCP, who kick started
the aggressive work to suit RPA in a structure that would shed
its negative outlook to donors.
The first task, Persaud, said, was establishing for the body a
modem financial system. Up to that point, although more than

40-years old, it was still using paper records. And according to
RPA Project Officer, Ricky Roopchand, annual audited financial
statements were non-existent.
The RPA now has a fully computerised accounting system
and its accounts are audited yearly by international auditing firm
Deloitte and Touche. This is a key requirement for donor fund-
ing, Roopchand said, and it was a blessing that BCCP was will-
ing to help.

BCCP Project Officer Munesh Persaud.

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Persaud said this enabled the RPA to enhance its process of
decision making and find its "niche". The RPA works closely
with farmers in all rice growing regions of Guyana and is in close
collaboration with the GRDB and the Ministry of Agriculture in
the area of extension and technology transfer to farmers.
According to Seeraj, the RPA has outlived its original objec-
tive of just an advocacy role for farmers and today, it is involved
in economic activities that have seen its asset base grow, making
it a financially sound organisation.
rPersaud said while BCCP was helping the organisation to
restructure, it was also interested in devising a programme that
could benefit thousands of rice farmers at the same time in other
words, meeting the objective of poverty reduction.

With that twin objective in mind, BCCP decided to take a
risk with RPA. It was Roopchand's idea for RPA to get involved
in growing seed paddy for resale to farmers so that they could
get a better yield and ultimately a better price for the paddy
they sell to the mills.
However, lacking the needed "know how" to get a proposal
to suit the conditions for funding, he became frustrated. In fact,
it took six to seven drafts before he could get it right. According
to Persaud, while Roopchand was concerned with just getting
the funding for the project, he had to ensure certain benchmarks
would be achieved.
Firstly, it was important that the proposal had a plan for
implementation and monitoring critical to getting international
donor funding.
Second, it had to show how farmers on the ground would
directly benefit.
And third, the project had to demonstrate a significant
flow of money into the RPA, thus making sure it could sus-
tain itself.
The scheme got approval at a time when no one was willing
to take the risk and it was this initial project that would see the
growth of the RPA, with more donors now willing to assist the
Under the seed paddy project, farmers are hired by the RPA
to grow seed paddy and its field extension officers select rice
farmers with small acreages for the undertaking. These farmers
are then trained in seed paddy production and quality control.
After the training, the farmers are contracted to grow seed
paddy, which is supplied to the seed paddy facility where it is
There are two such facilities today. The first Seed Paddy
Drying, Cleaning and Storage facility was declared open on the
Essequibo Coast by then Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Navin
Chandarpal, on October 10, 2002. It currently processes 6,500
bags of seed paddy per crop.
The second such facility is located at Crane, West Coast
Demerara. This was constructed under the Poor Rural Commu-
nity Support Service Project, and processes some 3,500 bags of
seed paddy per crop. The 20-ton storage facility was funded
under BCCP.
Together, with that supplied by the Burma Rice Research

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Centre and the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agriculture Develop-
ment Authority, the amount of high quality seed paddy avail-
able to farmers is now just about 26,000 bags. This is a great
shortfall, considering some 175,000 bags are needed.
A third such facility, earmarked for Black Bush Polder in
Berbice, for which the Government had allocated funds, has been
stalled for more than three years now.
However, under the new European Union fund for rice com-
petitiveness, Guyana is benelinng from a direct contribution of
one million Euros and according to Seeraj, this will greatly im-
prove the availability of seed paddy to farmers.
Under a new project, more farmers will be hired and some
75,000 more bags of seed paddy would be available to farmers,
cutting the demand by more than 50 per cent.
Before the farmers begin cultivation, they are given a cash
advance payment in the form of a loan from a $6M revolving
fund which the RPA has in place. This loan helps to cover the
cost of the inputs needed for cultivation of the seed paddy but
is repaid at the end of the crop.
Persaud said this eliminates the burden of farmers seeking a
loan from commercial banks, which they would have to pay back
with interest.
During cultivation, all fields are monitored closely by the
RPA and the GRDB to ensure high quality standards are main-
tained. In fact, the farmers have a module by which they are
In the event that a fanner's crop is of poor quality, it is re-
jected and the crop is sold to rice mills as grains and all costs
incurred are recovered.
After harvesting, the seeds are taken to the RPA seed facil-
ity where it is dried, cleaned and packed. The seeds are then
stored for a period, packed in bags of 143 pounds and labelled
according to variety, date harvested and the name of the con-
tracted farmer.
Before the seeds are sold to banners, a germination test is
carried out to ensure farmers receive high quality seeds. The ger-
nination test is carried out in the RPA's state of the art labora-
tory at Crane.
All the farmers contracted by the RPA receive a premium
price for their paddy, and way above the price paid by most
rice millers. As a result, the contract farmers earn a better in-'
come and in addition, Seeraj said, the other rice banners who buy
the high quality seed from the RPA will usually realize increased
yields, quality and income.

With the growing seed production project moving ahead
smoothly, Seeraj wants to see the RPA reaching out further to
help fanners.
The RPA is also involved in an integrated rice-aquaculture
project and has what is called a Farmers Field School where fann-
ers are in the field in new technologies.
Seeraj said the RPA is aiming at becoming an importer of
fertilizers and chemicals so it can sell these to fanners at an even
cheaper price.
In addition, the RPA wants to soon start supplying fuel to

STANDING TALL: RPA General Secretary Dharamkumar
Seeraj outside the seed paddy storage facility at Crane.

farnners at a reduced cost and this would involve setting up a gas
station at Crane. This, he said, is to beat the unfair prices at the
Apart from this, the RPA hopes to meet the objectives of
its new five-year business plan which was compiled through
According to Seeraj, it is the first time the RPA has had such
an extended plan and he said the organisation would work hard
to implement it as fully as possible.
He believes that with its expanded mandate, the RPA can
achieve its mission to "protect, promote and advance the inter-
est of rice fanners".
He credits CHF for being responsible -for the growth and
development of the RPA.
CHF/BCCP recognizes the RPA as one of the most suc-
cessful organizations it lends support to in meeting rural
families and communities in improving their livelihoods.

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The Public is hereby invited to Bid on vehicles # PDD 6957, PCC 4734, PDD
6906, PCC 2532 and other Scrap Materials.
These items can be inspected at the Engineering and Maintenance Division
Compound at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport from October 2, 2006 to
October, 2006 from 9:00hrto 11:00hr daily.

Bid Documents can be uplifted during normal working hours from the Cashier at
the Accounts Department, Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation.
All Bids must be addressed to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation
Timehri, East Bank Demerara

Bids must be deposited in the Bid Box, located in the corridor, on the Mezzanine
Floor of theAirport on or before 14:00 hrs on Friday, October 6, 2006.

Bids will be opened at 14:00 hrs on Friday, October 6, 2006 in the presence of
Bidders or their Representatives who choose to attend, at the Cheddi Jagan

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Invitation to Bid or in any statement
made at any Bid briefing, the CJIA Corporation reserves the right not to accept
the lowest or any other Bid.

Chief Executive Officer (ag)
CJIA Corporation


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GRC makes

donations to

fire victims
THE Guyana Relief Council (GRC) on Friday
made donations to six families who lost their
homes and belongings to fires.
The families are Carol Dey of Conservancy Dam, Canal
Number One; Gwennette Alexander of Lot 68 Hyde Park,
Timehri, East Bank Demerara; Ulric Bentley of Lot 2355 Cul-
de-Sac Street, Festival City; North Ruimveldt; Lilowatie
Bisnauth of Lot 2 North Section, Canal Number Two; Agatha
London, Lot 4 Gopie Street, Buxton Middle Walk, and E.
Hagwah of Number 2 First street, Betsy Ground, East Canje
The presentation took place at GRC headquarters in
The GRC also provided welfare assistance to Zeta Gouveia,
a double amputee, and a family of two of Victoria Village, East
Coast Demerara.
Edith Smith, of 121 Nelson Street, Mocha who is incapaci-
tated because of old age and without any source of help is also
the recipient of welfare assistance from the GRC.
For this year alone, GRC has rendered assistance to 1,000
families who suffered from floods 65 families who suffered af-
ter fires, 35 persons who were aiected by high winds and 32
cases of welfare.
At the GRC's headquarters aLot X West of Public Road,
Riverview, Ruimveldt, a tempory shelter is available to ac-
commodate persons who lost their homes through disaster.
The service is provided to k#ep the family together and
afford them a period within which to get their lives back
on track.

Bed and Breakfast ...
(From page 15)
the rural areas away from the hustle and bustle of Providence,
East Bank Demerara, where the matches will take place. So,
he said applications could come from as far as Mahaica, Lin-
den and West Demerara, not just the East Bank Demerara.
Bed and Breakfast properties are private residences that offer
rooms along with breakfast to visitors. According to Wills,
Guyanese need not feel that they have to go out of their way to
make their homes look different. Hesaid all that might be needed is
some minor works.
Once a resident applies to be part of the programme, their
homes would be inspected to ensure they meet the basic re-
quirements. This would depend on how much the householder
charges for hosting visitors.



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Coordinator of the Bed and Breakfast Secretariat, Mr.
Brian Wills, tail s to an employee of the newly established
Szc;-en ri-+*.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the following positions:



A minimum of a good First Degree.
Research experience would confer a
distinct advantage.

The Junior Researcher will be expected to
work under the direction of the senior staff
atthe IDS.


A minimum of a Master's Degree with substantial
research experience in the Social Sciences and
development studies. Ability in the use of
computers, including statistical packages, is also

The IDS has prepared policy-oriented research
studies and reports on a wide range of subject
matter, on its own, and in association with other
Universities and/or local, regional and
international agencies. Fields include: poverty
and living standards measurement;
development projects (for example,
infrastructure, local industries, urban
development); the impact of globalisation; macro
economics and monetary/financial policy;
science and technology and public

The successful applicant will be expected to
develop a complete independent research work
and to work from time to time on projects which
the IDS undertakes, either on his/her own or as
part of a research team. The successful
applicant will also be required to co-ordinate
major areas of the Institute of Development
Studies activities, such as:

(i) publications with special reference to the
journal Transition and to institute working
papers, project papers and reports;
(ii) supervision of Junior Researchers in the
IDS in relevant areas of specialisation;
(iii) assistance in the net-working of the IDS,
with local, regional and international

good First Degree in any area of the Social
Sciences. Experience in conducting research
and editing of publications will be an asset.
Duties will include:
Editing of various Social Sciences journals
and publications.

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Soliciting articles for peer review and

Promoting and matrkcting journals ih: ',.,llv
and internation.llv.



Diploma qualifications in Architecture/
Building/Civil Engineering from a recognized
institution PLUS considerable experience
relevant to Facilities Maintenance.

Duties include assisting in the supervision of the
Facilities Maintenance Department with
responsibility to the Facilities Maintenance
Manager for maintenance and renovation.
planning, budgeting and implementation, routine
house-keeping and maintenance activities fort
vehicles, buildings and systems, and grounds,
Organisation of income-generating activities,
liaise with and oversee all authorised construction
and other works related to the Department.


Applicants should have Degree or Diplom
qualifications in Architecture and Buildings/Ci
Engineering from a recognized institution PL
extensive experience relevant to Facilitie
Maintenance. Experience required should
include development of contract documents
services, materials, equipment and evaluation
bid proposals; engineering contract
management: plant equipment and preventative
maintenance. Management experience i
overall planning (long term and strategic
including cost estimating, scheduling, budget'
control; staff management identifying needs
performance and training.

Detailed list of duties can be obtained from the,
Personnel Division

Medical Scheme and Pension or Gratuiti
schemes (whichever is applicable).

Anyone recruited from overseas will receive up
four (4) full economy air fares (i.e. for self, spou
and two (2) unmarried children up to eight,
(18) years of age) from point of recruitment, andI
settling-in allowance.

Benefits currently include non-taxable housing
and travelling allowances, contributory medical
scheme and pension schemes; gratuity (where
applicable). Annual/Vacation/Study/Sabbatical
Leave (whichever is applicable) and Leave
Passage and BookAllowances.

SALARY: Placement on Salary Scale would be
dependent on qualifications and

Applications with Curriculum Vitae, THREE (3)
COPIES, stating full name, date of birth, marital
status, qualifications (with dates and overall grades
obtained), vork experience (\,ith dates), research and
publications (with dates) full names and addresses of
three (3) referees, who can testify to the academic
and'or professional capabilities of the applicant, (one of
whom :must be your present :.t employer, whe.
appliccble) .nust reach Pcirsonnel Divisli.

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1. Homophone a word
that is pronounced the
same way as another,
spelt differently and
has a different
6. To give birth.
7. An American woman
or wife.
9. Symbol of a chemical
element with an
atomic number that is
less than 50.
10. Knock-out (Abbr.)
11. Rial is its basic
monetary unit.
12. Proverb "You cannot
make an
without breaking
16. A crazy or eccentric
17. '.'llage on the Right
Bank of the
Demerara River in

Official Solution


The Official Solution of lIst Friday's drawing
of the "Should-Be-Won" Chronicl
Crossword competition is now presented t<
you. Although a few players came pretty
close, no one was fortunate this time t<
provide an entry with at least two errors ti
capture this "S-B-W" prize.

Therefore presentations will be made to thi
following players of the 40+ and 80+ entrie'
categories at the Georgetown Head-offici

18. Preposition.
19. Sign of the Zodiac.
23. The eight-sided red
sign means that you must
take a full stop before
entering a crosswalk or at
a white "limit line".
25. The surname of a young.
talented West Indian
Cricketer selected and
expected to participate in
the ICC Champions
Trophy 2006 Cricket
26. Receiving Officer (Abbr).
27. Perannum.
28. A local television channel.
29. Stadium (Park) venue for
ICC World Cup 2007
Cricket Matches in the

2. salts crystals of
hydrated magnesium
sulphate used as a
3. Abbreviation for leg-
before-wicket, a term

on Wednesday, October 04,
2006: Mr. C. E. Bracelly of New
Amsterdam: Mr. Sheik M.
Dinool of Albouystown; Mr. R.
Samai and Mr. Desmond Pitt of
SMahaica, ECD; Mr. J. R. Lord of
SMcDoom, EBD; and Mr. Dennis
Dillon of EBE. Asuitable form of
Identification is required when
uplifting payment.

SA new "Should-Be-Won"
puzzle for $40,000.00 is
presented to you.. This "S-B-
W" competition is schedule
to be drawn on Friday,
October 13, 2006. The rules
for this competition remain
the same, except, that where
there is one-error, the prize
g money is $25,000.00. If there
e is no one-error winner, the
o two-errors prize money is
y $15,000.00. Note-well, if
o there is more than one
o winner the prize money will
be shared among the
winners. So get in the action
e and win this offer!
e Play the Chronicle Crossword

used in cricket.
Metric prefix.
Locality on the Right
Bank of the Demerara
River in Guyana.
Acronym for "Adult Basic
Education and Training".
Indian Dish.
Our lives begin to the
day we become silent
about the things that
matter". Martin Luther
King Jr.
Atrivalent metallic element
of the rare earth group:
usually occurs in
association with yttrium.

15. An irregular verb not having its
past tense end with ed but
having the same
form as its past participle.
20. Past participle of an irregular
21. Exclamation.
22. An irregular verb with its past
tense and past participle
different from each other and
also different from its infinitive.
23. "My "' forget not my law: but
let thine heart keep my
Proverbs 3:1.
24. Postal (Money) Order(Abbr.).

10 'I S IB SE
Abet, Ar, at, Baugh, bear, beget, breed,
SCancer; cereal, deca-, Eccles, end, Epsom,
Farm, hear, Iran, K.O, Kofta, Korma, lbw,
LU, mean, MNora, NCN, NTN, nut, oh,
Oman, omelet, p.a, peta-, Pisces, PO,
Oucen's. Relief. RO, Sabina. serial, Smith,

5~fl, STOP, torn,

aw, son, STOP, torn,
'n, Zr.
Competitions and give
yourself the opportunity of
experiencing the excitement
of winning a competition that
is informative, educating and

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

If you play smart, you can
win this grand prize of
$409000.00. The more you
play the greater is the
possibility of winning. The
amount of entries
submitted must be
covered by the relevant
sums of money (e.i, $20.00
for each single entry or
$40.00 for two as they
appear in the Chronicle) or
they will not be judged.
Then place those entries in
a Chronicle Crossword
box at a location near to

The Chronicle Crossword

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Box ('CCB') is no longer
placed at Mohabir's
business place at Public
Road. Cove & John.
However, players can now
place their entries in the
'CCB' placed at the Cove &
John Police Station.

You will need coupons and
clues so purchase a copy of
the Sunday or Wednesday
Chronicle. For extra
coupons, purchases can be
made at our offices in
Linden, New Amsterdam
and Georgetown. You can
also obtain extra coupons
from Mr. Vincent Mercurius
of D'Edward Village,
Rosignol, Berbice. They
cost $20.00 each or $40.00
fortwo as they appear in the
Sunday or Wednesday

This apart, our general
rules apply.

Crossword Committee

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2-Storcy. 3-bedrooim housC & land 100' x 50'
Transported Property
SCcurit\y coLmnmnity. S9M rICl 1i able

Contact: C. Sayroo

Tel. 225-0683-4 or 649-5084.

Topics to be covered in the course:
Introduction to self awareness & behavior Self-evaluation & care
Pre & post test counseling HIV/AIDS and the law
Nutrition & diet for HIV/AIDS patient Research methodology
Code of ethics and practice And much more
Bereavement counseling
Take advantage of our LIMITED PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS offer
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Typical Customer saves up to 30%
John Deere, Ford/New Holland, Fiat,
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Engine overhaul kits, bearings, clutch/
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and fuel pumps, filters, cylinder heads,
radiators, knuckle, steering ends, ball joints
Contact Lloyd Tel#: 220-4569 or 618-4726
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GuySuCo, Engineering Services Department, LBI,
E.C.D invites sealed bids to construct the
1.) Five(5) Reinforced Concrete High Bridges at
\WL 24, Blairmont ECC 60, Blairmont
Hampshire, Albion 82-810, Skeldon
Lusignan West CNC

2.) 500m Light Duty Revetment at Albion
Interested contractors should purchase bids
from the Engineering Services Department by
latest Friday, October 13, 2006.
Compulsory Site visits at bidder's own expense are arranged as follows-
October 4 at 9:30am-Blairmont
October 5 at 9:30am-Albion
October 5 at 1:301)p-Skeldon
October 6 at 9.30am- Ennmore
Bids closing date is 2pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2006.
The Guyana Sugalr rporation Inc. reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all of the tenders without assigning any reasonss.
Group Agricultural Engineer
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06:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock
News Magazine
06:30 h BBC News
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h Assembly of Prayer
08:00 h Lifing Guyana to
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 hO- National Geographic
11:00 h Homestretch
11:30 h Weekly Digest
12:00 h Opening of Ninth
13:30 h 21 Extra Ordinary
14:00 h In Style
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Grow with IPED
16:00 h Purity
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine Live
18:30 h -kala Milan
19:00 h One on One
19:30 h Close Up
20:30 h Feature
21:00 h E-Zone
21:30 h Movie


06:00 h Bhajan Melodies
06:15 h Muslim Melodies
06:30 h Ramayan
07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h Transpacific Bhajan
08:00 h Christ for the Nation
08:30 h Avon Video & DVD

Musical Melodies
09:00 h Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix Gospel
09:30 h IQ Show
10:00 h Navratri Programme
10:30 h Indian Movie
13:30 h Rhythm Blast
14:30h Vidya's Gospel Hour
15:00 h Entertaining Mantra
- Live
15:30 h Focus on Youths in
16:00 h Bollywood Sensation
17:00 h Birthdays and
17:15 h Death
Announcements/In Memoriam
18:30 h Sitcom
19:00 h Gina Programme
19:30 h- IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indian Movie
23:00 h English Movie
Sign Off


06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Saraswati
06:16 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Saraswati Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop Furniture
Sotore presents Religious
07:30 h C. Dookhic & Sons
Presents Saraswati Bhajans
07:45 h -Kanhai Guyana
Electrical Agency presents
Saraswati Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga ma
09:35 h NTN Indian Musical
10:00 h Jain santoshi Ma -
Miracles of Goddess Santoshi
Ma (Conclusion)

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12:00 h Death announcement
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12:30 h India Bazaar Presents
16:00 h- Gurukula Sandeshh
16:30 h -Teaching of Islam
17:00 h Ramadhan Program
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno
...Karaoke Live
19:00 h Islam, The Natural
19:15 h Birthday greetings/
Death Announcement & In
20:05 h DVD Movie
23:00 h DVD Movie: The
01:00 h Sign Off


07:30 h Movie
09:00 h Movie
11:00 h Movie
13:00 h Movie
15:00 h Movie
17:00 h Movie
19:00 h Movie
20:00 h Oldies are Goldies
with Hector

30:00 h Majesty 1 Music
Lesson Live
21:00 h Khans Family time
21:30 h Movie
12:00 h Sign Off


08:55 h Sign On
09:00 h Hour of Power
10:00 h -Animal Atlas
10:30 h Wild about Animals
11:00 h Saved by the Bell
12:00 h Movie The Soul
14:00 h Movie Say Nothing
16:00 h lovie: desolation
18:00 h Faith in Action (A
Catholic Series)
18 30 h NBC Nightly News
10:00 h Greetings and
20:00 h- Reba Beginnings
20:30 h Know Your Bible
21:00 h Charmed
22:00 hl Angela's Eves
23:00 h Jeffersons
00:00 h Sign Off

For Sunday, October 1, 2006
For Monday. October 2, 2006
For 'lesday, October 3, 2006

Call for appointments 223-5865


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WANTED >r ('(>gn1 ot> us at

MONICA 623-7831, PAUL -

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

VIJAY'S Hair Salon.
Specialises in hair cuts. cold
wave, hair colouring, eye
brow arching, waxing.
pedicure and manicure. 207
Almond Street. Tel. 226-
INDRA'S Beauty Salon.
122 Oronoque Street, for
cold wave. straightening.
facial, manicure, scalp
treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-160

repairs, upgrades. Dell
laptops from $170 000, Desk
tops with flat screen from -
$138 000, Computer City
Unit 8, Gafoors Shopping
Mall, Houston, EBD. 225-
3656, 647-2400.
Springlands, Corriverton.
Berbice. 335-3002.

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

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

FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Lot 72 Dowding Street. Kitty.
(Lower half). Call Sharon -

DANCE Fest 2006
November 25 26. Christian
Dance Groups interested in
participating are invited to
call 625-9804, 625-9671 to
be a part of what God is doing
through dance.

IMPROVE your child's
reading and spelling skills.
Call 227-8143 or 624-0069.
Children must be 8 years and

Study Club (Regionsl-10)
www. sdnp. org. gyi
evergreen. TEL. 226-
4634. 627-9285, 664-
CXC Maths. English,
Business subjects. Jan.i
June 2007. Also classes for
Forms I. II, III & IV. Call Mr.
Lee 227-7850, 226-
Institute. 36 Shell Road,
Kitty. Tel. 225-9587.
Electrical Installation and
wiring: television repairs and
electronics: refrigeration and
air conditioning: computer
building, repairs and
DESPAT'S Creative Craft.
Prashad Nagar. ErTrol for
classes in Sea Food Cookery.,
Chinese. Indian aind
''.- ,.i 1 Cookery Food &
.nli.... 1 Cakes and Pastry.
Cake Decoration. Fabric
Designs and more Call Ms.
Pat on 227-0646, 645-7758
ADVANCE Mathematics
classes offered. Lower and
upper 6 levels Courses: Pure
Math. Mechanics, Statistics.
(Single and Further Math
levels). Exam Boards.
Edexcel. CAPE, Cambridge,
Contact: Robert Tel. 225-
2470 Email
mathwhizz123@yahoo corn


Stdearl Sccess. u Ci &'eo'.r Cyent"'
Reg-c' for an international
..ilir-'!,r l Degree in Business
Aaminilstrrio-, (BA) or Travel
Tourism & Hospitality (TTH)
from Association of Business
Executive (ABE) London


Classes Commence on
10th October 2006
262 Thomas Street CIB, lown.
Tel 223-7219,225-5474

& 5"h form students. CXC
subjects:- Biology,
Chemistry, Physics,
Accounts, OP, POB. Maths,
English $1 500per
subject per month. Come
in at 96 Bonasika and
Sheriff Sts.. Section 'K' C/
ville or call on Tel. # 223-
International Business
College. 262 Thomas
Street, North
CuLmnmings burg. Gr 'ow n.
I.B.C is currently
registering students for the
following classes -: ( ) 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 inform lioii
Tel. 225 5474. 223 -- '10
and 225 2397. 'BC
'Student Success is Our
Greatest Concern'.

BIBI Educational Book
Centre, 85 Quamina St,
opp. Bishop School. Books.
Nursery University.
buying books, printing, etc.
Cell 615-5843.


58 Upper Robb & Oronoque SIs., Boucdo
(onee ourer ,.:,ii, 'Iu'-io I.,(I 1' 1i, i.
el: 225-1540 622-8308
Day Evening & Weekend (lasses
(ompulei Repoits and Upgrades
Nehworking, Mkiosoh Office. Corel
Dira, Peathltee and
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6 ACRES of land in Parika
for lease or rent Contact
Washington on 642-6238.
218-0437. 218-7876.

SERVICE. CALL 227-3336
OR 231-4110.

SCARPOTIC Itch ulcer
pain, cholesterol pressure.
gall stone. impotentcy,
colds 220-7342, 609-

ENROL at Genesis
Driving School. Manual &
automatic. 48 Princes
and Camp Sts. Summer
Classes $10 000. Tel. 225-
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.

HAVE what it takes to be
a model? Call 225-8578. It
will change your life.

MRS. SINGH'S Massage
Hotel and Home Service
available by appoinlrnent.
I also work at ny hone.
Tel. 220-48,142. 615-(OG5
MOKSHA Cen(ri for
Holistic H(elth Thier apy
offers Massage
(Aromatherapy, Sporlts
Recovery, SwedisIh.
Traditional Thai).
Reflexology and ReIki
attunerrients and treatments
Service offered by
Internationally Certified
Therapist. Call .; 1 .,-9 I or 643.
0647 for an r -r;,' i.';nrenl

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.

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I n fo r nati o i Send
stamped envelope CFI.
PO Box 1215-4
Georgetown Guyana
RE E,st Indian male 55
vis Retired t)isIlnoss'lr an
soet ks educ. ited, aittractive
femanlea For serious
!elatlonship MIust e willing
to travel Cail i 868-755-
1121. Trinidad
LOOKING for friends or a
serious reiaiionship? Call
The Junior Senior/Single
Dating Service. 18 80 vrs
Immediate 1:nk after
registration Sat. & Sun.
only 10 am 4 pin. Tel. 223-
8237. 648-6098
male seeks female for live-
in companion commonn law
wife), between 40 to 50
years old Must 1e from
couniiti 'Id i o liiest and
decent If you are the lucky
person, you will be well
taken care of. Phone 220-
4822. ask for Rasheed
A in i dle aged,
divorced Indian
professional would like to
correspond with an
intellectual female from
both locally and abroad
and between 30 and 45 yrs.
of age for a very serious
relationship which may
lead to marriage. Hobbies
- corresponding, music.
TV. travelling and meeting
new and friendly people.
Only a very serious minded
individual would be
successful. Write to: Raj.
P.O. Box 12351, Bourda,

SPIRITUAL work from
Suriname. For all problems -
220-0708, 612-6417.
spiritual, mental or physical
sickness? Sexual or
pregnancy difficulties?
Problems with the law,
money, business or love?
Family disputes, enemies,
thieves, etc.? For spiritual
help, healing and protection,
call Priest at 621-0552.

OFFICIAL translations &
interpretations Portuguese.
Spanish, French. Harry &
Torres Inc. Regd. 563035.
Prof: Dixie K. Harry. Post
Graduate I.E.S.A.P. Brazil.
Tel. 592-662-4283.

SCHOOL bus. Service
offered. Call 220-1908.
Ask for Ravi.
SFTWING In ac illn
E- ni a i I
gir egr aiqlt(ar)yahoo corn
F OR profe s s i on al
repairs to crash vehicle
change rose cut. front
half. etc Call 042-1375.
ELECTRICAL work done
on small or larIe scales at
affordable rates. Call
Shawn or Rae. 225-1066.

CARPET chip, foam,
padding. Carpet
installation service.
Pinnacle Bros, 171
Atlantic Gardens. Contact
Timal 624-6020.
TYPING & printing
services assignments.
letters, letter head
designs. SBA's and much
more Call Sena. 233-5192
or 222-5330. 625-7090.
Computer repairs and
upgrading done by skilled
technicians Home service
can be .arranged. Tel. 265-
3050 or 647-4738
available for appliance
repairs washers dryers,
nmicrowvaves, stoves, deep
frvers etc Call 622-4521!
FOR all your
construction repairs,
ren va tions as well as
niasonry vanishing,
plumbing and painting.
Contact Mohamed on 223-
9710. 614-6634
FOR low cost air-
conditioners. refrigerators.
microwaves, freezers, drink
coolers repairs and
servicing electrical and
solar panel installation.
Call 225-4822. 624-0004.

I Canadian immigration

Balwant Persaud
Associates Certified
Canadian Immigration
Consultant-, ',: r,' rtc.
C'a'w'i- *-n or.d a results
"rn SO"ij b'rS w 0U'
i'm'*iraio ,,n a ers and
Deai with on:iy CO~pSUia,3tS
Lawoersr t i'ai a:e Approvd'
iby i'e CairafSin Govem'nenl
"' Worhers Se.' Epi,0yed
S )i'id'sn Stzeii'sC':St
Family Sponsorships
Apoeeals fo Refused Cases. etc.

Canada: -169"6: 1i
Guyana: 225 622-S308

FOR efficient service
and repairs washing
machines, gas stoves,
microwaves, refrigerators,
etc. Telephone 227-0060.
641-2026. Freezezone
Enterprises. 6 'A' Shell
Road, Kitty.
stove, washing machine,
cloth dryers, freezers,
vacuum cleaners, etc.
Contact Anthony Henry. Tel.
# 625-8974, 223-4556, 223-
uniforms (Gi), perfectly
tailored. All other martial
Arts uniforms made to order.
Also working suits, shalwar,
qarara, sari, skirts, tops, etc.
Please call Patricia at 256-
3126.Homne service also

TEL. 227-7229
MALES & females
to work at Car w.ash.
Call 231-1786 or 621-
5 332.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages
and benefits. Roxie's -
122 Merriman's M all.
Bo urda

1 WAITRESS Bar Maid.
Live-in, free
accommodation and
meals $5 000 per week.
Call 629-4236.

Executive Office Services
82 Albert Street, Bourda
One Printery staff
One speed typist

Excellent Keyboarding
Proficient in computer
Microsoft Word, Excell,
Corel. Secretarial
experience, Good people
skills, Excellent salary

Apply at:
Executive Office Services
82 Albert Street, Bourda

PORTERS. Males and
females factory workers.
Must be able to work
flexible hours. Tel. 227-
ONE Receptionist.
Must have basic computer
skills and a Secondary
education. Call 227-3336
or 231-4110.
FOR Salesgirls/boys,
Porters and Security
Guards. Apply Avinash
Complex in Water Street.
Contact 226-3361. 227-
Porters & Security Guards.
Apply in person to P.
Ramroop & Sons. 23
Lombard Street. Werk-en-
Handyman/la b o u r e r.
Secondary Education.
helpful but not essential.
Accommodation can be
provided. Call 226-9810
after 6 pm.
PORTERS to work at
Garment Factory & Stores.
Apply at Lot D Lama
Avenue. Bel Air Park.
Contact Reshma on Tel. 225-
4492 or 225-9404.
VACANCY exists for
experienced Teachers (age
25 yrs and older) in all
subject areas to teach at
Pouderoyen. WBD and Mon
Repos, ECD. Tel. 265-3996.
264-3176 or 629-5300.
URGENT vacancies -
males and females security
ranks from the West Coast
and West Bank areas to work
on the West Coast. Apply
RK's Security Services.
125 Regent Road. Bourda.
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants, also one
computer typist. Apply in
person, with written
application, in your own
handwriting. Requirements:
Math & English. Horse Shoe
Racing Service. 6/7
Commerce & Longden Sts.
between 1:30 pm and 4 pm.
distribution company
requires ar all rbitious, self-
iloivaled individual who
ca, n %oIrk wit ll oul
supcmler ioin Musi t iha\e good
inte -rison l skIills and at
least 4 CXC subtle ts
inclusive of lMatlis ind
English Previous
expel leic r arnrd j \ alid
Drivers Licence would be an
asset. Applications should
be addressed to Sales &
Marketing Repi esenttative
32.1 Wills Street. Republic
Park East Bank Demerara.



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X 140 $12M. MR.
SINGH 642-3026.
CAMP and
Quamina Streets. Call
Tony Reid's Realty.
Tel. # 231-2064 or
AT Mahaica. ECD -
1 acre land, Melanie
Public Rd. Call
Success Realty 223-
6524. 628-0747.
IDEAL business
place at Public Road.
Mc Doom, EBD. L 130'
x 50'. Price $12 000
000.Contact # 223-
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
LAND situate at east
of Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an
area of 2.422 of an
English acre. Call: 220-
LIGHT St., near
Bourda, foundation
already built for any
commercial business.
Ederson's 226-5496.
with pool and without
pools. TEL. 226-8148,
en-Hoop, Housing
Scheme. House lot for
sale, near the public
road. Prime location. 2
miles from V/Hoop
Selling. Tel. # 225-7670
or 254-0397.
8 ACRES of prime
transported land
Moblissa, Newtown,
Linden Highway. Land
from Highway to Moblissa,
back land with access
road to water. Contact
Number 444-4391, cell
LBI $2.4M,
$6.9M. Campbellville
$10.75M. Cummings St
$12M, Mc Doom
$4.75M, Melanie
$2.75M, Highway lands.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.

SINGLE person to
share apartment. Call
ROOMS to rent for
single working female.
Tel. 643-1420.
ROOM for single
working female, Tele-
phone: 227-0928.
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-
FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent
in Kitty Call 226-
let. For overseas visitors.
Tel. 226-0242
O j ,edrr 1 1 top

Call 22 .)-4 i56.

B OT i .'. I N3
Newtotwni Kitty Tel. 225-
5512, 347-0856.

50}0 w1 / ;'';,. Iit ".;l I! -

S i r, v I

hb .d r r : 2

bedroom house at 140 'A'
Barima Avenue, Bel Air
Park. Tel. 225-8153.
BOTTOM flat 3-
bedroom $80 000 neg.
C/ville, hot and cold, self
contained, etc. Tel. 628-
U-S$800. Mr. Singh
KEYHOMES 223-4267/
bedroom upper flat Kitty -
$45 000. Contact Curtis -
1 2-BEDROOM apt., at
Diamond Housing Scheme,
EBD with water and light.
Contact 222-2899. 643-
HOUSE by itself apt. -
US$500 with AC, phone.
Tony Reid 225-2626, 231-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
1 B E D R 0 0 M
apartment for MATURE
Kitty. Call 616-4690.
apartments to let on a
daily/nightly basis from $4
000 daily. Call 227-3336/
ONE (1) two-bedroom
newly renovated bottom
apartment $30 000
monthly Tel. 225-8149.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160
PHONE 613-3189.
snackette and grocery
stalls at Bourda Green.
Phone 227-8858.
ONE 3-bedroomi top flat
- $35 000, one 1-bedroom
bottom flat $15 000.
Norton Street.
Wortmanville Tel. 220-
ROOMS at Cuimminigs
Lodge near UG. Students
or single working people
T h r e e b e d r o o in
apartment, small family
Tel. 612-0821.
BOTTOM flat 3-
bedroom $80 000 neg C/
ville, hot and cold self
contained, etc. Tel. 628-
226-5035 (08:00 17:00
FURNISHED rooms for
single persons only at
Bachelor's Adventure, ECD
Tel. 270-1214/22S-6149 -
BEL Air, furn US$2
000, Ogle. furn. US$1
500, Nandy Park, furn. -
US$1750, Kitty, furn. -
US$750. 647-0856, 225-
ONE three-bedroomn
bottom flat in Newtowin,
Kitty. Parking space
available Call 621-2212
for serious enquiries only
ONE 2-storey 3-
bedroom house in
excellent condition
furnished or unfurnish ed
Earl's Court, BI Call
Naresh Persaud 2 '-
1 2-B EDROOM hlottonI
fla t. o p s t I P I-
Co ii tac t I- 2C;
I i d I e S .
C(imminngshui r Trl 23, -
S08 2 2 5 34 1 2
ri rill .d and m s I i l hot
;1iid cold watei, telephone),
AC, Blygezigth Gardenit
Rent iiegoliaible Tel ? '{
S '573

5 7ty i'r, < P I l r ;
r;4 OUS7 5 0 0 p7 ,
C all 23 1 -54 .' 1 i

bedroom upper flat Kitty $45
000. Contact Curtis 225-
ROOMS to rent for
single working girls.
Serious persons only.
Contact # 233-2249 @
Eccles New Scheme.
NEW concrete house,
2-bedroom top flat,
Triumph, ECD $25 000
monthly: 2-bedroom
bottom flat $20 000.
Contact 220-3173.
4695, 643-1695
furnished/unfurnished 3
- 4-bedroom $65 000/
PRIME business spot
available for grocery or
Hardware store. Public
Road Wales, WBD. Call
267-2511, 624-3526.
1 BUSINESS apartment
top flat. 90 Robb St.,
Lacytown. Tel. 226-1156,
3-BEDROOM house at
148 Better Hope. H/S ECD
with toilet & bath, garage
and spacious yard. Contact
A. M Khan 220-3067,
GOOD large Princes.
Russell & Canp Sts. Cornel
- bottom flat suitable for
any business. Small Shop
for any business. Call 226-
NEW semi-furn ished
concrete house in gated
community with 24 lhrs
security, fully grilled, water
tank installed Farm EBD.
Call 625-6734
ONE two-bedroom
bottom flat house fully
furnished, with cable TV
phone, own drive wav
Situated at Nandy Park Call
furnished 3-bedroom house
for rent in Ercles Housinag
$30 (l000 pei iOintsHl 011
BUSINESS premises in
Albeit Street Queenstown
Suitable for lessons
offices, bond
imetchandisino Gvmii et
Ca l ''6-241 1
T O V'" It i t1 s i n
B, 3 1 ick St k. mIntU S'i o1ii
top f1,11 in Cha'rIlotte St fo r
office or btisineiss Tel
ONE one-bedroom self-
contained apartment to
rent Barr Street. Kitty $20
000 per month. Tel 226-
TEL. 623-4572. 222-
WBD executive 2-
bedroom lower flat for
i m e dial t e rental gi e a

nerlghboirholinod US$500
( i ) Jewa r am 227-
1 ., 270-4470, 623-
643 1
TOP f( lt $40 00u. (1
bedroomt S30 000, rooms -
$17 000 $19 000. Section
SF USS'.-00 F, US$700.T
h ti. hy it-l t iS:,l

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bedroom top flat concrete
building with self-
contained bedroom parking
and telephone. Telephone
bedroom apt. Ideal for
couple, single person -
US$400 per mth. US$20 per
day. Tel. 227-3546, 609-
3-BEDROOM bottom
flat apt. toilet and bath,
hall and kitchen at Industry,
ECD $40 000 monthly.
Call 227-6597/222-5352
after 5 pm.

Do you have an ,,1, : .1:
0icoptiete apartment or
iower flat, or space

We can do the repairs!
And then get the right
tenants for you

(We also sell & rent all

types of properties).

FULLY furnished 3-
bedroom bungalow wind
solar, hot water, in gated
community Weekly or
monthly rental Contact
Ganesh 618-5070. 641-
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle,
Atlantic Gaidens Price -
5100 000 to $250 000 rnetq
Fnqulies pis Calll 220-7021.
Cell 624-6527
TO let executive type
concrete 3-bedroom top flat.
fully grilled, overhead tank,
ne\t to stadiumin1 Nandyi Park
- S65 000 negotiable 333-
;3, 5.1 ti6--.'304
1.1S',300, I Ini 2 u i sh l iiptii-
LiU S ',' i tl111nlsh d 110 u s0
USS 1 500. idctoly LISS4
1L00 1 hieOus-e -'i I\ CmIil 225-

FULLY furnished loorms
and apartment for short telm
rental in Sheriff Stieet, and
iM Subryanville. Prices begin
at $4 000 dailynightl,. Call
227-3336. 2 l-4110.
FULLY furnished
apartments for long term
rental. Prices begin from -
GS65 000 nionthly to eight
hundred UnIted States
Dollars Call 227-3336..:31-
4 1i0.
FOR overseas, short term
guests. Fully furnished apts.
vwth AC. hot and cold,
security, etc Call 642-8725,
in residential areas for
Diplomats and VSO.
EXECUTIVE houses ,and
apartments, [f n msh1 l d 'Ind
un ul n i shed, in r1 tsl in nti11I
11l e11s fionm $Slio 000t
Excellence Realty 625-
7090. 233-5 I92
WATCHMAN Singh Realty
i' Ru I nim l Stri ll, B, AI
P1 rk ",1 .2 :.5-80 1' 2. 22 -
1476. 1 16 1 0550

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1 MODERN semi-
furnished apt. in Kitty. Fully
grilled, lights, parking, AC,
hot and cold water 24
hours, tel., Jacuzzi, etc.
Price (US$750) neg. Call
609-8315, 225-7109.
apartment semi- furnished
bottom flat, Prashad Nagar;
(1) single working female to
share 2-bedroom apartment
with female. Tel. No. 660-
2255, 645-4900.
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
unfurnished apartments -
one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 per
day. long term also available.
Tel. 624-4225.
TOP flat $40 000: (1)
bedroom $30 000, rooms -
$17 000 $19 000, Section F
F US$600 & USS700, house
by itself USS500 Call 225-
2709. Business office bond
Regent St., office space
snackette. Internet Cafe,
Bond space, beauty salon,
Chinese restaurant. K. S.
Office 225-0545. 642-
225-5591 OR 619-5505.
BOTTOM flat. business
place, between Church &
Light Sts Business opp.
Diary Bar. 2-bedroom apt. -
Lamaha Gdns 2-bedroom
bottom flat South
Ruimveldt Call Success
Realty 223-6524. 628-
PRIME location for
overseas visitors Long or
short term rentals Self-
contained furnished
apartments, toilet & bath.
wall-to-wall carpet. TV. AC.
fi edge, etc well secured,
mealIs can Ie al I7nlged onlIh
LISS 100 per w ek C.ll .222-
o708 6510
L0\\ Incoin e top< 'ld
hOltOill t!. 0\S, I %\', Il,'O'i^ .l}'ts
lt antI 1h0 S-S i 11 a1 eis
Soiith li Ru voeld It Lod e.
Alhoitto\\n. Kitty. Newto .vn.
Roxaine BurnIhaJm CIharlotte
St La Penitence. Vreed-en-
Hoop. East Coast West Coast,
etc. Call 642-8725. S.S
bed room top flat $40
000. Bel Air Gardens, 4-
bedroom executive house -
USS1 500, Nandy Park. 3-
bedroom house (furnished.'
- LSS650. Bel Air Park 4-
) e D d ii 00 11 s1 1
'edroomn house IUSS800
- 223-4928. 648-4799
bottom flat, Queenstown -
$50 000. two-bed i 111
bottom flat, Kitty $30 000,
Nandy Park- fully fulmsheld
Ranch type house
IISS700 Coiita. ct Roberts
Realty. F i: st Ftiedr nation Life
B ld I TI e 2. ."7 7 2 7
Office, .:.7.37(38 Hone.
644 '209 Cell.
l iosite Se SECTION K'. C
VILLE beod:om fuli\
furnished .pt USS600

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SHADES & Shapes
Inc. Realistic Real Estate
- residential, executive
furnished, unfurnished
and semi-furnished Bel
Air Gardens, New Haven,
Bel Air, GuySuCo
Gardens, Happy Acres, Bel
Air Park, Springs US$1
700, Gardens, etc. -
US$700. Office space,
bond space, land &
property sales. Shades
Shapes Inc. 642-8725.
Beautiful mansion with 8
bedrooms, 6 are self-
contained, fully furnished
with amazingly fine
furniture, play room, large
swimming pool, lawn
tennis court, really one of
a kind US$5 500.
APARTMENTS: 2-bedroom
in Queenstown and Bel Air
Park US$700.
Large 5-bedroom
mansion, unfurnished -
US$3 000. PLUS others
in Courida Park. Prashad
Nagar, etc. Call 226-
7128. 615-6124.
"Homes with Style. _
REALTY. "Have Faith in
Christ, today". 227-1988,
623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
Street (office/residence) -
US$2 500, Bel Air Park -
USS1 500. Kitty $60
000, $45 000. USS750 -
(F/F), US$500 (F/F)
Caricom/Guy SuCo
Gardens USS1 200
EAST BANK: School -
$120 000. Providence -
$50 000. Eccles 'AA (F/F)
- USS2 000, Diamond -
Courida Park USS3 OCO
(F!F), Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000/US$2 000/US$1
000/US$500. Happy Acres
- US$2 000/US$1 200/
USS500, Non Panel $35
000. Le Ressouvenir -
USS2 500, Ogle
USS700/US$1 000.
OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000,
Georgetown S100 000!
$60 000. Queenstown -
USS2 000. Sheriff USS1
500. North Road USS1
200 iBr ikdnm LUSS800.
bo ind. restaul ints. etc
\'ei sIles e' Ll S ~O 000. 3-stc re
esi dentia off ie bond -
USS1 500, Nandv Park
US 650 residence,
business office
Cum minas & Light -
$120 000, East St. $75
000. Kitty $45 000
Bel Air Park US$2 000.
Subrvanville USS2 000.
LBI US$1 000,
Queenstown US$2 200,
La Im a ha G a rdens -
USS570 Campbellville -
LISS650, Cournda Park-
U S S 2 500, Ca r i c o
Gardens US$1 200.
Lamaha Gardens US$2
500. Republic Park $80
000. Happy Acres -US$2
000. USS1 200, Eccles -
USS2 500, Q'town $80
L.. i a ha G iardens -
LISS 00, Ca ricom
GiO ens --- US$1 500.
Kit\ S70 00 0 000 SBville
LiSS 1 800, BA'Pirk -
l.-i I 400 A N ia r -
sai 0 1 i A! 1 ilk S 0Mf
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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1,2006


MR. SINGH 642-3026.
TUCVILLE 2-family
house, 4 bedrooms $6M
neg. ORMELA 277-0155,
Excellent condition. Bel Air
Springs $36M. ORMELA -
277-0155, 626-6618.
neg. Bel Air $30M, South,
front road $15M. ORMELA
- 277-0155, 626-6618.
DE Freitas Associates
Realtors, Valuators. Do you
have a property to sell/ rent?
Tel. 225-0502, 609-2302.
CRANE Highway Old
Road, WCD huge two-
storey concrete building on
three (3) lots. 227-0464.
PROPERTY located at
Lot 50 Bent Street, Werk-en-
Rust. Price $18M neg. 226-
PROPERTY with large
land space, East Coast
Public Road. Tel. 220-
9199 or 621-7191.
NEW upper flat wooden
and concrete house at Grove
Housing Scheme, EBD.
Price $6M. Tel. # 660-
HOUSE for sale. 2 FLAT
dwelling houses. Lot 27,
west half Garnett Street,
Newtown, Kitty. Call 233-
5184. Preferable evening.
HOPE, EBD river side
business- $12M/US$60 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
-J rio ni.S- ,a u, an,-,a re1t ,,
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey 4-
bedroom mansion $14M/
US$70 000. Ederson's -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
buildings to buy/rent -
Georgetown/other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496.
2-flat concrete 5-bedroom
building, phone light, water
$6M/US$30 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion,
area for bond $28M/
US$140 000. Ederson's
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
SOESDYKE vacant 2-
storey wooden & concrete 3-
bedroom mansion -
S13.5M/US$67 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
storey concrete 3-bedroom
mansion on 3 house lots
$17M/US$85 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ANNANDALE North two-
storey three-bedroom house
and land, newly renovated
with water, toilets and bath -
up and down. Asking -
$4.9M. Call 225-5591 or
concrete front building with
two self-contained three-
bedroom apartments and
ard space for a next
building, no repair, vacant
possession. 642-0636.
ROBB St., near Bourda
Market. 3 2-storey wooden
buildings $30M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
GREAT Diamond
vacant new 2-storey
concrete, 5-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Land of Canaan, Non Pariel,
Triumph and others from
$3.5M. Tel. 225-3006, 618-
3635. Email
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam Ternms of Sale
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house Kersa
ECD. 3-bedro
Land 70 x 70
Tel. 617-3098.
Road just off
Pet Shop. Bi
storey building
Asking $39
deFreitas 23

E & wooden
int Park. LBI,
om upstairs,
- $7.5M neg.

- Reserve
main road -
uilding 3-
g and land.
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110 X 75 $5M,
Queenstown, double lots -
$20M. 2 $15M
Queenstown, East St.
$25M, Kitty $6M.
Albouystown, 2 properties -
S5M, Charlestown $12M.
Call 225-8578.
GROVE $6.5M & $12M, W.
Ruimveldt $8M, P/Nagar -
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-
4 7 9 9
Nepent2002 @Pya
bedroom, 4 bathrooms. 2
kitchens, suits 2 families,
property investor. Land -
48 x 141. Worth viewing.
110 220 volts. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650. 229-
GAS Station with
modern convenience store,
fully air-conditioned and
stand by generator. 12 13
Rosignol Public Road,
Rosignol, WCB. Contact
Keith 222-7960 or 626-
EXECUTIVE house in
semi-residential area for
sale. 5 bedrooms, hot and
cold, fully secured,
underground reservoir,
overhead tank. Owner
leaving. Tel. 613-6005, 226-
Campbellville $8M;
Alberttown $4M; Grove
Public Road $9M: BEL AIR
PARK $30M. N.P.
4928, 648-4799.
ONE two-storey
concrete and wooden
house for sale 56' x 26'
with Jacuzzi bath. etc.
Eccles New Housing
Scheme. Call 233-2738,
622-5794. 640-0661.
NEW 2-storey house in
South Ruimveldt. Call
Success Realty 223-
6524, 628-0747.
KITTY 3-bedroom
veranda, garage, parking,
back yard. Asking -
$12.5M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506,
5-bedroom including 2
self-contained guest
rooms, study. yard space
- $29M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506,
SALE by owner: Front
two-storey, 4-bedroom,
grilled, concrete house
with toilet & bath,
enclosed garage,
Second house both
located at Triumph, ECD.
2-bedroorn house with toilet
and bath at Cove & John.
Price negotiable Teil.

Large vacant property with
excellent potential.
Reasonable priced. For
quick sale. Call # 220-
1 3-storey house with 7
200 sq. ft. Also 2-000 lb.
weight with 25 pieces of
gym equipment. Call 231-
5171. Price negotiable.
building located in
Triumph Backlands on
large plot of land. Make
an offer. Must be sold.
Call 220-6586.
ONE going business
premises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
rilled in New
msterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
URGENT needed
residential, commercial
buildings to buy/rent
Georgetown/other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
residential concrete and
wooden 2-storey, 2-
bedroom property $14M.
Tel. 227-1988, 270-4470,
concrete house, excellent
condition, Area 'H' Lot 10
Ogle Airstrip Road, ECD.
Contact Keith on 222-
7960 or 626-4501.
and concrete house.
Excellent condition. Area
'H' Lot 3 Ogle Front.
ECD. Contact Keith on
222-7960 or 626-4501.
Zeelugt, North. East Bank,
Essequibo. Contact owner
at 223-4498. between
hours 9 am and 8 pm in
the night.
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland,
East Canje phone.
electricity, etc Price
neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-
4-BEDROOM concrete
& wooden house. Ketley
St Charlestown, formerly
Rudy's Liquor Restaurant
(corner lot) $18M neg.
Contact 227-6204.
flat wooden and concrete
property, (with good space
for possible extension) in
prestigious, secure gated
community in G/town.
Price US$16 000.
REALTY. Tel. 225-5512,
ONE (1) newly
constructed three (3)-
storey concrete building.
located Lot 31 Broad
Street, Charlestown.
Convenient for business
and comfortable dwelling.
Contact Millennium
Consultancy Unit 166
Charlotte St., Lacytown.
Tel. 227-4757, 627-5279.
business/residence -
$18.5M neg. ENMORE
PROPERTY $6.5M neg.
LBI land $2.4M. Kitty -
$12M. MC DOOM $4.5M.
$2.75M. TEL. 226-8148,
BUSINESS spots -
Camp & Quamina Sts..
Cummings & Second Sts.,
(by hospital), from road to
alley $14M, Robb St. (by
Oronoque St.) $7M, New
Market St. (by Main St.) --
$15M. Better Hope,
business property $10M,
Cummingsburg (Doctor's
Office/Clinic) $10 M. Call
residential property in
South G/town. Popular
existing grocery business
downstairs benefit from
(Good Will) plus three-
bedroonm upstairs also
extremely large land
space. Cost $9M.
RPIALTY Tel. 225-5512,

acres transported
developed land with man
made lake (850 x 380 x
8), bond 74 x 44. Also a
concrete house. Tel. 218-
FULLY furnished house,
Ruimzigth Gardens, WCD -
$16M neg. Catherina Public
Road $14M suitable for
residence & business.
ORMELA 277-0155, 626-
NEG. Enmore 2-
bedroom property -
$6.5M. TEL. 226-8148,
flat wooden and concrete
property (with good space for
possible extension) in
prestigious, secure gated
community in Georgetown.
Price $16 000 000. Charles.
Singh Realty. Tel. 225-5512.
ONE two-storey concrete
building. Excellent
condition, yard space, fully
killed and alarmed. Lot 15
iamond, Junior Staff
Compound, East Bank
Demerara. (Next door to
Interline Fitness Gym) Price
$23M neg.. Tel. 222-1323 or
BUYING, selling, renting
or managing of properties.
Call us at Raphael's Real
Estate & Property
Management Service. 204 E
'/2 Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Tel. # 225-8241 or 227-4950.
Fax 227-1537. Email:
BIG investment
opportunity Industrial/
commercial property for
sale on EBD. extremely
land space from East Bank
Public Road to Demerara
River. Potential wharf
area 140 ft. Cost $100M
REALTY. Tel. 225-5512,
business/residence $18.5M.
2-bedroom ENMORE property
- $6.75M. LBI $3.9M, KITTY
- $6.5M. Cummings St. -
$12M. Mc Doom $4.75M,
Anna Catherina $3M. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
ONE three-storey building
33 000 sq. ft at Parika. Ideal
for Hotel, Store, Hospital or any
other type of businesses, etc.
Any reasonable price would be
considered. Contact Len's at
Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
ONE concrete building 47
ft. x 34 ft. with bond attached
- 25 ft. x 25 ft. with inside
bath, very large shop in front.
two bedrooms and kitchen.
Also A 6 KVA diesel generator
plant, freezer. TV, etc.
Suitable for business, guest
house, church, etc. Situated
at Monkey Mountain. North
Pakaraimas, just in front of Air
Strip and next to Police
Station. Contact Andy or call
641-1127, 609-8490.
GDNS. -- large (3-bedroom)
upstairs (verandah, phone
& parking) spacious
backyard & two (2-bedroom
apartments), downstairs
with telephones $8.5M:
Providence, large attractive
3-bedroom, 2-flat (new
concrete verandah), phone
& parking (tinted steel
windows), spacious
concrete yard $7M:
D'Aguiar Park (Houston),
posh 4-bed $15M: Ogle (6-
bedroom), self-contained
flats $19M; Eccloes S5M.
$6M, $7M. & (with both tub
& Jacuiiz) -. $ I6M: Kitty -
$6.5M, $7M, $9M & $10M.
East La Penitence (2 .....
house) $4 5M : T ill.-,
(2-family) $6M; D'Urbani
St. $6M; West Ruimveldl -
$2M & $2.8M; Bent St.
$2.5M, Diamond land
$500 000: Meadow Bank
(double lot) $ -I .
..iliendaal $4M. Call 231-

LOT 63 The Town &
Country Estates, Pin.
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara. Located in gated
community with 24 hours
security, high quality finish
throughout. 3 bedrooms,
fully furnished, solar water
heater, move in condition.
Available for immediate
occupancy. Contact Seetaram.
264-2946 or Ganesh 618-5070.

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PROPERTY: Bel Air Park-
S25.5M, Ave. Republic- US2M,
Brickdom S25.5M, Thomas
St.- $10M, Regenl St.- S35M,
LAND: Happy Acres- 6 lots
together S36.5M, Montrose
(110 x70)- $9.SM,
WANTED: executive property
to buy, overseas buyers.
RENTAL: Bond Space

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BRAND new house -
Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise, ECD 30 x 35
feet, 2-storey 5- bedroom,
1 store room concrete
house, telephone,
electricity 110 220
volts. Toilets 2, baths -
2, 18-feet veranda, upstairs
floor lacquered, downstairs
- tiled, house fully grilled,
yard space and bond 30
x 20 feet. Call Eddie 611-
8912, 227-3788.
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-
PROPERTY for sale -
Mon Repos Housing
Scheme. East Coast Public
Road. Two-storey building -
23 x 40 ft. on transport, (and
50 x 100 ft. lower flat
licensed for business. Upper
flat 3-bedroom living room
kitchen. Toilet bath (upstairs
and down stairs). Drive way
and garage. And land for sale
at Happy Acres, Lot 52.
Contact # 627-0552.
BUYING Real Estate is
spiritual. You have to see
what you desire in your
reduced from $16M to
$12M: Bel Air, reduced from
$20M to $15M; Meadow
Gardens from $16M to
$12,8M: Kitty $9M; Bel
Air Park, reduced from
$26M to $20M; Lamaha
Gardens. reduced from
S26M to $22M, land
reduced from $11M to $8M.
Phone Tony Reid's Realty -
225-2626, 231-2064.
residential areas: South
Ruimveldt $9.5M, S12M,
$15M: Bel Air Park $12M,
$16M. $18M. $40M;
Subryanville $35M; Bel Air
Gardens $60M; Bel Air
Springs $40M; Bel Air
Village $17M; Prashad
Nagar $16M. $14M, $12M;
North Ruimveldt $4M. $6M,
$10M; Aubrey Barker Road
(next to Hotel) $14M. We
also have properties in
Tucville $5,5M, Broad
Street $8M. Pere Street -
S20M, Kitty $6 5M. Call Tel.
It 223-5204, 628-7605 or
662-9788. Properties in
comnmeircrial areas, Robb
Street $15M; Croal Street -
$40M, $25M. $16M; Avenue
of Republic; Robb Street ..
$80M; Camp Street. Middle
Street $60M, High Street,
Regent Street $60M.
US$1 M Call Tel. # 223-
5204, 623-7605, 362-9788

$35M, SECTION 'K':
corner $60M, and a
vacant lot 52 by 86 -
lots, 55 by 35 together for
$5.5M and lots more all
over. Call 226-7128, 615-
REALTY. "The Home of
better Bargains."
TODAY". 227-1988, 270-
4470, 623-6431. Non
Pariel $6M/$8M/$10M/
$12M, Imax Gardens -
$1 4M/$ 1 0M/$7M ,
Annandale $10M/$4M,
Courbane Park $7M/
$12M, Lusignan $12M/
$4M, Good Hope $25M/
$14M/$3M, Mon Repos -
$9M, Triumph $14M/
$9M, Success $6M.
Happy Acres $25M/
$20M, Atlantic Gardens
- $14M/$20M/$25M/
$34M, Ogle $35M/
$28M/$16M/$1 0M,
Lamaha Gardens
$16M, Prashad Nagar -
$18M/$25M, Bel Air
Park $22M/$30M, Kitty
- $24M/$9M, Alberttown
- $15M, East Street -
$24M. Sussex Street
(business) $9M.
riendaship, EBD $16M,
Parika, Business -
$130M, University
$ 8 0 M / $ 3 5 M
Subryanville $27M.
Nandy Park $18M,
Eccles $30M/$20M/
$15M, land for sale -
Earl's Court $6.8M
(120' x 90'), Happy Acres
- $9M. Lamaha Gardens -

EARTH for sale.
Delivery to spot. Tel. 626-
ONE 150 CC
scrambler, in good
condition. Owner leaving.
Call 645-8544.
NEW Canon Photo
copiers 15 pages per
minutes $165 000.
Call 225-2611.
PUPS for sale -
Rottweiler mixed with
Doberman. Rocky 227-
NEW Briggs & Stratton
Pressure washer 2200 psi
pressure $98 000. Call
NEW Pioneer DVD
duplicators copies 5 DVDs
simultaneously $169
000. Call 225-2611.
18 INCHES Celestion
frontline 2 speakers. 2 800
watts. Tel. 226-2913, 231-
weeks old. Fully vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel.223-
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0660, 641-2026.
vaccinated and
dewormed. Contact 231-
8661. 629-5064.
4 TVs. 2 chain saws,
3 microwaves. 4 music
sets. 1 saw. 1 drill, 1
pump. Tel. 265-5876.
ONE complete Fishing
Boat. Measuring 52 ft.
(length) x 8 ',2 ft. width x
5 in depth. Tel # 645-
ONE 50-foet fishing
boat with 1 000 poun d
seine with 1 48 Hp
Yamaha outboard engine.
Tel. 664-2772.
ONE Nissan diesel
patrol Station Wagon
Fovota car AT 140, Honda
goinelator P 500 watts
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1 200 Hp Yamaha
outboard engine, 1 18 000
watts, diesel generator, 2
freezers. Calf 662-6790,
1 NEW Coleman
generator 6875 watts. Price
neg. Owner leaving. Tel #
225-8931, 628-0764.
STEREO Set in parts -
Amp, Deck, CD player,
household items bed,
wardrobe, freezer. Te1. 220-
64" PHILIPS TV brand
new, also Bose 321 Series 11
DVD home entertainment
system. 225-2319, 226-4177,
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs
etc. Technician available. Call
NEW Dell Dimension
Pentium 4 computers 17"
Black Dell monitors, internet
ready. lyr warranty $98
000. Call 225-2611.
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car. perfect condition. Property
at 75E Garnett Street, Kitty.
Phone 225-1911 office hours.
ONE (1) complete music
set for sate. 4 15' base box.
2450 QSC. etc. Price $950
000 negotiable. Tel. # 229-
2308 or cell # 609-6723.
(NEW) Pressure 2.500.
3000 PSI, lawn mower, cheap
reconditioned, filing cabinet.
619-3847, 610-2352, 228.
generator diesel four-cylinder
engine, also Lovson 10 Hp
engine. 641-2634, 225-2319,
PUPS 6 weeks old.
vaccinated and dewormed,
mother and father short and
fluffy. Call 220-4825 or 661-
table, writing desk, double,
single bed. New PEDROLLO
pressure water pump. Tel. 227-
5 4 2 -- -- -----
LOWEST prices best
split type air conditioning
units. 9000 BTU -24 000 BTUL
Contact 622-7971. 613-9920.
(1) KENMORE air-
conditioner with remote 110v,
(used) 3 mths only. Call Tel.
662-4436,.10_000 BTU.
ONE double stall, front
row, La Penitence Market.
Owner migrating. Contact 225-
4549 or 621-9400.
ROXIE'S Fashion 1 week
sale Leotards and tights
@$800. Tel. # 227-8538.
ONE Admiral, no frost,
two-door refrigerator. Like new.
Asking $65 000. Call 225-
ONE 5 550 Watts standby
generator in excellent working
condition. Price easy. Call 616-
deferential gear box an other
parts. Tel. 260-2882, 628-,136
- Gopaul.
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-
EARTH also white sand
for sale. Contact MIrk
Anthony Trucking S.r.,ice.
265-3113. 266-0394, 6 10-
6 0 Hp Lister and one 3 0 Hp
Petter engines. Alsc arqe
quantity of Lister parts Call
226-9810 after 6 pm.
1 NEW pressure sprayer.1
auto transformer (1 000w).
one Fisher double cassette
deck, one 20" Samsung
remote, colour television
(perfect condition). Tel. 611-
ONE Dell computer
(never used) dimension 1
100 Series, Intel Celeron D
processor 325 (2.53 GHz)
17" flat screen monitor 16 x
CD/DVD burner. Lois of
software loaded. Call 622-
JUST arrived from the
UK are, generators in
different sizes, 22RB
dragline engine.
transmission and under
carriage parts, Perkins
engines 4 & 6 cylinders, 1
400 & 1 500 x 20 tyres, mini
excavator ind caterpillar
excavator & skid steer. TK
buck Cab & i.... model
M axles, etc ( 1. 1) 6"
dredge complete, 12) Icoin
radio & (1) Toyota Ihilux E-
Cab 4x4 Ick up in ... . ,i
:"-idition. Conta f
2034, Tel /Fax. 22(0-1787

PURE Bred Doberman
ups 3 months 3 females
Black & Tan) & 1 male (Red) -
ails docked G$20 000 each.
Tel. # 233-5859, 625-6006.

1 flat concrete building
with verandah two
toilets, two bathrooms
and a store room.
Located in Herstelling
New Housing Scheme
(transported). Price
1 microwave (Sharp)
1 Fax machine
(Panasonic) new
1 Portable DVD player
Contact No. 617-1755.

LAND Rover parts. We
specialise in new/ used Land
Rover parts. Check out Rover
World Motor Spares at 356
Cummings St.. N/C/Burg, G/
town. Tl. 226-2229.
1 90 Hp outboard engine 4
stroke, 1 90 Johnson outboard,
125 Hp Mercury hardly used,
200 sheet rocks, 8 x 4 %", 1
20-gallon Master Craft
compressor. Contact 227-7414,
HURRY to Sky Universal,
authorised dealer of Phillips
Sky Digital Satellite Dish. For
the best offer. 156 Channels
including pay per view and
audio. Call 227-1151, 231-
I HONDA Motorcycle 125cc
scrambler $140 000, 1 Gold
Dector $90 000, 1 battery
charger 12v $40 000. All
going cheap. Tel. # 663-3120,
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000, Accounts Point-
of-Sale, Graphics Designs,
Video Editing, Antivirus, games
and many more. Call Anthony
- 222-5330, 625-7090.
PUPPIES Doberman
pups 2 months old, blues, reds
and fawns bigboned excellent
guard 88 Albert & First Sts.,
Alberttown, Opp. Bish. Call
Susan 231-6276, 617-5980.
NEW Compaq Pentium 4,
1.5 GHz CPU 80 GB hard drive,
256 memory, DVD RW/CD RW
rom, Fax modem $110 000,
Flash drive 256 Mb $4 000,
5.2 Mb $6 000. Tel. 228-
5168, 622-4174.
FEATURES Pre-set &
variable & batch counting,
multi-counterfeit detection,
auto density: SPEED: 1 000
notes/min. 110/60Hz Detector;
Function: UV.MG & Much
more. Contact Angela on 226-
RUNNER (SR5 SUV). In perfect
working condition. les(- than
100 000 miles from the vehicle
s;nce rew, with all options
including CD Drive, AC & all
power windows. I 280 SEL
MERCEDES. In perfect
rmiioj condition, brand new
eats, only 45 000 miles on
.etre, has 4 brand new tyiLs,
everything works on this
vehicle. 1 JEEP CHEROKEE
4 X 4 FOUR LITRE. In perfect
running condition. 1 DITCH
BACKHOE. In perfect running
condition, brand new cutting
chain. 2 285 CFM
attachments, in good runniLrM y
conditions Detroit diesel
NJuimber 227-433i, or 227-

M o d e l M truck Tel:
4 5 5- 2 3 0 3.
ONE T y o t
Tu nd ra i a 1 f 5 0 To I
6 2 3 5 5 3 4 2 2 7 37 1 7
1 R Z minibub goo d
w oi k Ii i c o n d il iI o n
T e 22 7 7 54 8, 6 9

ONE e ni Io ; d canteri
truck, G H H se i Owner r
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1 AE 91 Toyota Sprinter -
spoiler automatic, ma, music,
etc. $750 000. 69-4236..
3511. CONTACT. 624-7684.
MAGS $1M. CALL 218-4060
ONE GX 90 Mark 11, fully
loaded. Call 617-2256, 254-
0550, 649-9889.
1 AA 60 Toyota Carina
working condition. Price $360
000 neg. Call 220-8311.
ONE Nissan Blue Bird in
excellent condition, CD player.
Tel. 233-2574, 609-7562.
Immaculate condition. Vehicle
never registered $1.8M. Call
AE 110 Corolla. PJJ series,
in excellent condition, fully
powered. Call 611-1311. 611-
192 CARINA, excellent
working condition (first owner)
Contact 643-2817 or 629-1340
1 TACOMA. excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Tel. # 233-3702, 646-4501.
2 RZ minibuses Long Base,
BHH series. Both in excellent
condition. Phone 268-3953.
DAGRAM pickup in
excellent condition. Price -
$2.3M. Call 621-8351. 220-
DODGE Grand Caravan
(SE) 5-door double air bags. like
new. 226-4177, 225-2319. 641-
ONE Austin Metro car (four-
door), one 850 mini working
condition. Contact # 223-9710,
1 RZ minibus BGG series.
very good condition. Call Victor
- 228-5651, 642-2522.
1 CARAVAN minibus in
working condition for sale. Tel
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus,
manual excellent condition -
$700 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 EP 82 4-door Starlet -
automatic, AC, mag rinms. Price
- $900 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Wagon, excellent
working condition, manual -
$450 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata sports car. Hard and soft
top, low mileage, Price
negotiable $1.5M. Terms
available. Phone 227-7677,
647-3000, 225-2503.
FORD tow truck needs minor
work $750 000. Phone 624-
8402, 225-2503.
JAGUAR XJ 12- 12-cylinder
sports car. Needs general work.
Sold as is. $100 000. Phone
647-3000, 225-4631, 225-
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
excellent condition: 2 AT 192
Camia EFI, fully powered. Tel.
222-2905, 641-3821.
ONE Coaster bus in qood
working condition. Contact
6 1)-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
ONE AE 100 Corolla in
excellent condition. Automatic,
fully powered, AC, mags, etc.
256-3216, 621-3875.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work' tape deck,
AC etc. Tel. 617-4063/
ONE Mark GX 81 in
excellent c ondition. Fully
powered Price $900 000 neg
Contact No. ..'22-5707.
ONE Yarnaha R1 in
excellent condition. Serious
enquirics only Tel. 1/ 614-9644
ONE Nissan Stanza. in
excellent condition, AC, music,
etc. Contact Robert. Tel. 612-
1450, 218-4295.
I RZ ./INIi IS PGG series,
maqs. niisic fuiir ,i'- Owner
', in..- Tel. # 2. ** 1. 628-

1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
,, (i16 I i man ri s Musi see.
Pirce nej "Call 622-1185 -
TOYOTA Hilu, D!r.fre
Dolible Call pick up. excellent
nild Iio l,. C 1 t1 :i '31 1 l
fiq --50}64, G2,3-1-430.

ONE Toyota RZ minibus,
BHH series, music, mag rims, in
good condition. Clean and tidy.
Tel. 229-6491, 646-2080.
NISSAN Pick up 4 x 4,
Single Cab, manual, in
excellent condition $875 000.
Call 276-0313, 626-1141.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab. dump
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
1 TOYOTA RZ bus,
excellent condition, music
mas, ACetc. $1 350 000 neg.
Calf 229-6385.

Cruiser VX
limited diesel 4.2
litre auto trans.
F/R&C Diff.
locks, full time
4WD winch. In
condition $8.5M

TOYOTA Corolla. not
registered, excellent condition
96 Model, tinted, alarm $1.3M
neg. Call 6-16-1412.
excellent condition, PHH series
1 600cc. Price negotiable. Call
640-0520, 623-8979.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE Nissan Sunny
wagon, mag rims, in working
condition. $250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina -
EFI. full powered. AC, music.
Going reasonable Tel. 648-
9706, 226-7855.
ONE 212 CARINA fully
powered, excellent condition.
Contact Vick. Tel.# 225-4500,
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
excellent condition, mag rims,
fog lamps, original spoiler. Price
neg. Telephone 622-0322.
BMW 525i Black four-door
car air bag, leather interior. Also
Honda Delsol Convertible sport
car. 641-2634, 226-4177, 225-
ONE Honda 450 Night Hawk
motorcycle. Excellent condition.
Contact # 662-7197, 661-3333.
NISSAN Sunny, recently
sprayed over, PFF series $430
000 neg. Te!. Jerry 264-2059. _
ONE Silver Gray SV 40
Toyota Camry, 1998 model. Call
227 1786, 223-6559. 641-2676.
ONE Honda F 2-600 CBR,
good condition Price $400 000
neg Tel. 256-3215. 641-4845.
1 RZ Long Base. BGG 9639,
hardly used mags. spider, music
set. Price $1 280 00 negotiable.
Contact 626-9780, 662-9215.
TOYOTA 212 Cariai, late
PJJ series, f t,, powered, AC,
automatic, n riq;- .: -. $1 700
000 neg. C ill ,. :13 or 62G-
ONE AT 170 Carina mint
condition, mag rims, spoiler &
CD player $850 000
negotiable. Contact # 269-04 5,
ONE AA 60 Toyo.t Carina,
in excellent condition Price
negotiable. $425 000. Tel. #
618-1666. 642-4250 aind 266-
Al 170 CARINA, 1.FI $705
000: 1 AT 212 Carina, alarm, CD
deck $1 550 000. Call Sunset
Auto Sales, 226.-873 or 614
190E Mercedes Benzl
Special Edition .
fully powered 2 ( .. . l9
flail packia e and lots ofl extr.i
Must see HWe'il lorwoik. Sold
as is $1.4M csh."i 225-2503,
225- 4631.
LINCOLN iown cr (I-'oid)
four-door luxury Sdr' 1
,I .11,, ,,, ,,. ver w indow ,,. '. I -
.. i . TV and l I)
47 0t0 il)o ls.LikL in w $ 9.,J Mvi
e !)I ,; 2 i\ ,c; 2o I 'hone (3 4-17
:if)000 r:..4(,,

1 AT 192 CARINA 1 SV 40
Camry, 1 AE 100 Corolla AA 60
Coro la Wagon. Call Mathua.
645-6288, 2A 1-0555.
ONE Toyota Tacoma Extra
Cab Fully Powered, automatic,
AC. Call 623-3400, 231-3837,
ONE Honda F 2-600 CBR,
good condition. Price $400 000
neg. Tel. 256-3215, 641-4845.
ONE Toyota Carina Wagon
KA 67 in good workingcondition.
Mag rims, AC. Tel. 270-4144,
1 TOYOTA Xtra Cab
Tacoma (2001 model), first
owner, (like new) immaculate -
$3.1M neg. 225-0995. 628-
ONE Toyota Hiace RZ
minibus, music, mag.
immaculate condition $1.4M.
BHH series, clean condition.
660-4666 or 259-3237.
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3
doors, good condition. CD!
Tape player, bubble tray, dual
air bag mag rims, etc. -
$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded. Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear. (PW PM PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021,
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call B23-
3404, 222-6708.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
BMW 3181 2-door car,
working condition. Price to go -
$650 000. Also Suzuki 4 x 4 Jeep
- $750 000. 226-4177. 225-
2319. 641-2634.
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
ick-up LN 170 2L diesel also
issan 1997 Pathfinder with
4-cylinder engine. 225-2319,
226-4177, 641-2634.
ONE SV 21 Camry, left
hand drive, good driving
condition $300 000
negotiable. Contact Shazim
- 223-5049, 643-4533.
1 AA 60 Toyota Carina (back
wheel drive). Private, manual,
fully powered, rma rims,
excellent condition. Price -
525 000. Contact Rocky #
25-1400 or 621-5902.
ONE Toyota Sprinter AE 101
- manual in excellent working
condition. Fully leather interior.
power seats. fiberglass. door,
panel and back dash, tape deck,
etc. $1 250 000 neg. Tel. 220-
9477, 613-6314.
1 TOYOTA RZ (15-
seater). Long base, manual,
immaculate condition.
Price $1.3M. Contact Rocky
- # 225-1400 or 621-5902
1 TOYOTA Townace (12
seats), minibus, manual,
sun roof excellent
condition. Price $700
000. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims. Price $1
250 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 ST 190 Toyota Corona
(PJJ series). Came in new.
Automatic, fully powered.
AC. mag rims. Price
S1 9M. Contact Rocky
22, '.00i or 621-590Z.
1 RZ MINIBUS. BHH series,
crystal light short base,
carburetor, ma s, air condition -
$1.1M (neg.). AT 170 Coiona -
full liqht. PHH seri,,. EFI auto.
AC, PM. mags, $. Of ri co i
Raj n -- 275-020 02 .
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner (V6
left hand drive) Enclosed.
automatic, fully powered.
chrome magq rims sun roof,. crash
bar, side bar, CD player (4x4)..
Price $2.4M. Coiit.dt Rocky -
# 225-1-100 or 621-5902.
I TOYOTA HiluX. Surl (2-
door) 3Y 3 ene ine 4 .1 rianual.
crash b,,. AC. CL pl ic i .hinm
carriage. powered we nchi.
inirnaculite condition, Price -
1I 3M Contact Rocky # 225-
140ii0 or 621-5902.
I 10OYOTA Filux,\ Surf (PHH
series), Automatic, fully
polvend. AC, Imay. rims. CD [ .'
pla\vi,. new sliocks DVD.
1in111111,i llaiOe condition. Price,
2. 4M. Conlact Rocky # 225
400 (oi 621 590:
PGG series, excellent coe litiion
A\C, CD player, inr s. r.ihli b,,
OV i o,! i ,, i iin ll ly ll h '
fog 1,1iip 1 i 1 nei,'( onit, '
6.1-68P0 25-001
I 1 Ir A R. "' p .iustoml

6 r2i 2 I-.'.).2 5 i ,

1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(2-door), Turbo (PGG
series), manual, fully
powered, AC, CDpayer,
alarm. Price $850000.
Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
Corona Wagon
(immaculate condition).
annual, AC, power
steering, round back -
new model). Price $850
000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
Automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims, crash bar.
Price $1.9M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
HILUX Surf- PHH series.
perfect condition.
automatic, DVD, CD & MP3
Player. Fully powered, sun
root & mag rims $2.4M
negotiable. Contact 623-
38 9

The place vou need


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

ONE Toyota Tundra
Extra Cab 4-door, mag rims,
new tyres, spoiler. Cal 226-
1831 623-8154, 609-1774 or
226-8879 after 5:30 pm.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
Diesel engine). Automatic.
ully powered, mag rims,
crash bar, clean. Price -
1.8M. Contact Rocky #
25-1400 or 621-5902.
13)-wheel roller, vibrating (3)-
ton roller, 580c Hymac, 246
Caterpillar (skid sleer), Bob
cat. All in excellent
condition. Call 623-3404,
1 BLACK Toyota Tundra
- never registered. 20" mag
rims & tyres crash bar, side
step, side rails, bed liner, also
imported internal panel
doors. Tel. 220-2470, 624-
6772. 222-5741.
ONE D4E Angle blaze
Caterpillar bulldozer and one
3306 Caterpillar engine PC
Price for engine $S00 000.
Price for bulldozer S2M
negotiable. Tel. 229-6527,
Toyota IRZ minibuses, 1
privately used since it was
ought. 225-9700. 623- 99
233-2336. Just behind
Brickdam Police Station.
AT 1 0 Coronas $575 000
Need body work, 1 AT 0
Carina $775 000 neg. 225-
9700 623-9972, 233-2 -, -
Just behind Bnrckdam F .i.,
Toyota Sera Sports i,..

3Y SUPER Custom
-.. . tick gear, in ,- :I 1
,,,,i ,, ong heel E -
.1.1 i- .. hard top. Seii,'s
2 one Toyota Dyna and 2-ton
engine and RZ
rims. Tel . 625-
1HB 12 Sunny motor cars -
S375; 000. aiiy one. MkIaS.
0,1, ,,, 2 3.
; 1 h..- hind PR!i ckl'1n
Polk St.alon
SEHt ING Al'' -A N D
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USED-'vehicles. SV 40
Camry/212 Carina, 210
Corona AT 192 Carina AE 100
Corolla/Sprinter, AT 170 Carina/
Corona, AE 91 Sprinter, AE 81
Corolla, Nissan unny. 4 x 4
Nissan, 4-Runner, Nissan
Vanette, Toyota Townace, RZ
buses. Vehicles from $300 000.
Contact Dave Auto Sales, Lot
10 Croal Street, Stabroek. Tel.
223-6218/after 4 pm 231-
3690, Cell 621-4477. Also
Wagon cars.s
AE 192.CARINA --.full
powered mags, PJJ: ERIES.
AE 10 AT,76 EGISV 43
Camry" GX 90, GX 1.d" Mark
-11, Honda CRV, RAV--4, Hilux
Surf 4-Runner Patb nder -
$.1,1M Toyota Pickup Single
Cab, J acoma, Nissan, Patrol,
Izusu DIESEL (1996) $4.5M,
Surf DIESEL (997) 6.5MM,
RZ Long base, EFI $1.150 000
BMW Sports and 4-door. Starlei
2-door 4-door. Shawn 218-
1014, 618-7483.
RECENT shipment from
Japan/Singapore Toyota
Carina AT 192 $675 000
Mitsubishi Lancer CK 2 $825
000. MItsubishi Galant $1 100
000, Honda Civic $1 050 000,
Toyota 1ST $1 900 000,
Mitsubishi Lancer 2001 Model
$1 200 000 Nissan Sunny -
$1 400 000, Toyota NZE 121 -
$1 700 000. All prices are
-saotiable and quoted on the
wharf! Let us order vehicles
directly.. froi.-apan an.d
Singa a lei t , and
save -y-obr- 1 'Contact
FazeltNo. alei-S 276-0245,
628-.4.1.i7gn _-$1 3-5-
ONw acc -Tooa Truck -
4 WD, stick shiftc5-speed) with
large tyres and rims 8" lift
kit, air shocks and lots of other
accessories. Tel. Leonard -
226-6527, 623-7242. First
owner. Inspection at the
Tennessee Night Club.
The vehicles
under arleavailable "as is where
;is" for sale. 1 Land Rover
'Discpvery 300 TDI, 1 Land
Rover Defender 110 TDI, 1
Cherokee 1995 Model (Green),
1 Cherokee 1995 Model (Gold).
Contact Hazeline or Wendy.
Tel. No. 226-3978.
AE 100 Sprinter mags,
auto trans., in immaculate
condition $1 350 000, AE
100 Corolla stick gear, mag,
etc. In excellent condition -
1.1iM, AT 192 Carina -
$ 1.4M, AT 212 Carina -
;1.7M, Mitsubishi Galant -
!2.4M, SV 40 Camry $2.0M,
Toyota Tacoma V6 auto -
$3.0M, Toyota Tacoma stick
ear $3.0M, Hilux Extra Cab,
diesel auto $3.0M, Hilux
Extra Cab, diesel 2 LT $2.8M,
RZ diesel $2.6M, RZ diesel -
1 350 000, RZ- $1.5M. Land
Cruiser VX Limited diesel 4.2
litre $8.5M. 647-0856, 225-
5512. ___
PRE'MIO 210i orona -
PHH series, 212 Carina- PHH
& PJJ series, AT 192 Carina
(PGG, PHH, PJJ & PKK series),
AE 100 Corolla & Sprinter -
PHH & PJJ series, Honda
Civic PHH series AE 110
Corolla & Sprinter, MIarino &
Ceres PHRH & PJJ series,
Mitsubishi Lancer PHH & PJJ
series, Camry SV 40 & SV 43 -
PHH & PJJ series, L-Touring
& G-Touring Wagons PHH &
PJJ series, AT 170 Carina &
Corona PGG & PHH series,
AE 91 Corolla & Sprinter -
PGG & PFF series. BUSES: RZ
short and long base BHH &
BJJ series (EFI) Town Ace &
Lite Ace Finger Tip, Super
Custom Short-Base, EFI. PICK
UP X4 RUNNER: Hilux Surf -
open and enclosed 4x,4 Pick
up& 2 x4 Pick up RAVA 4 -
PHH & PJJ series, CRV PHH
& PJJ series. Pete's Auto
Sale, Lot 2 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust Georgetown
(behind Brickdam CaIhedral
Church, south into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951, 226-
5546, 231-7432.
Ce'i'S- -,i. ^-TERSALES
S I .X T H
226-4939., A. NAME. AND A

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 -
1 AE 100 SPRINTER. Fully
powered, AC, mags, alarm,
big music, 12 Disc changer
big amps., fully loaded; 1 A-
1,0 Marino fu ly loaded, CD
deck, mint condition, low
mileage.. owner leaving. Ask
for Sha ez-- 220-204 T, 644-
Hilux Pick up Extra Cab,
GGG series, crash bar,
router bar, side step bar,
etc., diesel. mags, 5-
forward. $1.7 million neg.
225-9700, 623-9972, 233-
2336. Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.

Tacoma V6 auto
trans., Fog lamps,.
winch, steel ..
bumper, ranchl
shocks, bedliners.
CD Player, in
condition $3.0M.

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 Hiiux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185 Mitsubishi Canter FE
638k, 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 C lia Lancer SC2A,
Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-
8953, 226-1973, 227-3185,
Fax. 227-3185. We give
you the best cause you
deserve the best.

CALL 222-2 211
1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
40-50 years. Telephone
642-87 1..
BAR Attendant. Call 227-
3674, 622-2442. To work in G/
SPINDLE Turners 4 x 4 x
48 $500 each, 2 x 2 x 30 -
$120 each. Call 261-3055.
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198,
231 -2064; ....................... .. .. .
DRIVERS at Sheriff Taxi
Service. Bring in Police
Clearance and Photograph.
Tel. 227-3336.
1 EXP. Cook in local &
other dishes, 1 Salesgirl.
Abdul Snackett, Bourda
Market. 231-4139.
paying $250 and upo nr RM.
Call ? "--- -
CONSTRUC1Clou," w ers
carpenters, masons. Call b i-
025 0e .* -. "

HOUSE with approx., 5
acres farm land to rent or buy.
Contact Chris 643-3363 or
223-6734 after 6 pm.

PC Ei.ELC I llW'S L r 11i1C1rl .


CARPENTER with own
tools to effect basic
maintenance work. Apply 68
Robb St., Lacytown.
ONE Sales Manager/
Office Manager, three (3)
Salesmen/ Saleswomen
Phone 225-5198/225-2709.
ONE Salesgirl one
Cleaner/Packer. Age 18 25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and live on the ECD. Carl
cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's. Haalaa
Restaurant. 5 commerce t.,
G/town. .9-11 am. ,
TUTORS for Electrbnics,
Electrical Installation,
welding, refrigeration courses,
etc. Phone Ann Marie 275-
0719, WCD.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Gporgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
J.2 WAITRESSES. Apply to
B iameel's, 14 Vryheid's
L tIPublic Rd., ECD. Call
2 5244.
--- -- - _--- -- -
'i.WANTED to buy 2 Toyota
TSi Aces, good condition, for
rtate use. Contact # 623-
2000. 231-1468.
PORTERS, Males and
females factory workers. Must
be able to work flexible hours.
Tel. 227-8041-2.
1 MATURE male to work
as Handyman. Apply in person
at Alpes Variety Store, 74
Robb Street, Lacytown, G/
ONE Washer to work at
Waterloo Guest House. Apply
at 139 Waterloo St., S/
1 WAITRESS Bar Maid.
Live-in, free accommodation
and meals $5 000 per week.
Call 629-4236.
MEN to do delivery
service for a restaurant. Must
own a motorcycle. Apply in
person to 53 David St., Kitty.
ONE Male, one female to
work in grocery store Bourda
Market, Robb Street. Tel. 644-
3011. Ask for Torry/ Diana.
ONE able-bodied
Security and one Waitress.
Tel. 226-6527 623-7242
Tennessee Night Club for 8
am to 8 p_m__for interview..
over 30 years. Apply in
person to The Regency
Suites/Hotel, 98 Hadfield
Street. Werk-en-Rust. G/
Bartender and one Waitress.
Apply in person to Bahamas
Breeze. 212 Barr St., Kitty.
Tel, 226-81737', 26 3597./
stitch machine operators. Must
know to put pieces together.
Call 225-0571.
in person with written
application to Bish & Sons
Discount Store, 38 Cummings
Street, Alberttown.
MANAGER with hotel &
night club management
experience to work at an out of
town hotel. Call 626-6909.
COOK to work at Hotel
Purple Heart Restaurant & Bar
Charitv. Essequibc Coast. Call
225-2535 or 626-6909.
HONEST and reliable
drivers to work in a very popular
taxit service, good salary
egtrante'ed for hard workers.
O reference required. Call
2 -.0731.
LABOURERS to work at Le
Ressouvenir Compound ECD,
opposite Len's. Contact T.
Sin h at worksite or call 226-
JOINERS, upholsters,
G,,ing machine operators,
handyman, spray finisher.
Contact Modern -u rniture &
Joiner Factory 24 Hill St.,
Albouystown N'. Tel. 225-
nb . .'. .

1 LIVE-IN Maid 40 48
from the country area to work
on the ECD for a small family.
Tel. 613-4706 or 664-5449.
BATTERIES old and used
car batteries, buying by
pound or by ton. Highest
price paid by cash. Call
25-3116 (Mon. Sat., 8
.am 6 pm).
COMMERCIAL properties/
la , places/
office'/fbonds and vehicles.
Reail.y buyers/tenants. TEL.
S?2"-8148, 625-1624.
*ON mature able-
bodied -Security Guard.
Must have experience in
same field. Apply in person
with recent Police
Clearance to Guyana
Variety Store, 68 Robb
Street. Nut Centre.
machine Operators to sew
shirts and pants. 12 Straight
stitch and 12 Over Edge
sewing Operators. Apply in
person @ R. Sookral &
ons, 108 Regent St..
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesgirl. Must
have secondary Education.
Applicants must apply with a
written ag .

painters r
person wiffl Itr appra
to: Shivraj's Oceanic Villas Inc.
Bel Air Highway, East Coast
Demerara between the hours 8
am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
SEMI qualified Mechanics.
Must have certificate or diploma
from GTI or GuySuCo,
Agricultural College. Contact
Telephone #'s 227-4386 or 227-
4412 between 8 am and 4 pm,
Monday to day & 8 am to 11 am
on Saturday.

BY World Cup Cricket -
30 properties at the
following prices $3M,
$6M, $9M, $12M & $19M,
(CASH business).
IMMEDIATE purchase.
Also wanted HOUSE
LOT Diamond/Grove
New Scheme (with or
without transport).
Person willing to GIVE
offer. Call 231-6236.

ARACARI Executive
Suites requires construction
sub contractors for formwork
columns & beams, steelwork,
concrete casting, block
laying, plastering, electrical,
plumbing, timber stairs,
roofing. Must have own tools
and work crew. Apply at
Plantation Versailles, West
Bank Demerara. Ph. 264-2946
Fax: 264-2949.
SUPPLY of roofing materials.
Delivery 4 6 weeks to Pin.
Versailles, WBD. Material type:
greenheeart or comparable 18
000 BM Sawn lumber, 1 500
BM dressed lumber. Construction
workers, general labourers, skilled
workers, foremen. Contact
Roraima Trust & Investment Inc.,
Pin Versailles, West Bank
Demerara. Phone 264-2946/7.
Fax 264-2949,.
RORAIMA Trust & Investment
Inc. requires skilled workers and
general labourers for immediate
employment. Sub-contractors are
also required for Formwork,
columns & beams, steelwork,
concrete casting, block
laying, plastering, electrical.
plumbing, timber stairs,
roofing. Sub-contractors and
skilled workers must have own
tools. Apply at Roraima Trust
& Investment Inc. Plantation
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara. Phone 264-
2946. Fax: 264-2949.

HILLIMAN: In loving memory of DORIS HILLIMAN
who passed away on October 5, 2005 at the Georgetown
Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Leonard who
-, predeceased her 8 years ago. A

s dus rs ilcomes over-u. "

Mef/pforibH jeps yousever neir us:.
T g u died onyears ago 1

Sadly missed by her many friends.


In loving and cherished
memory of our beloved
who departed this life on -
September 29,;2005.

One year has gone so quickly
Just as it was6 o. that morn, so swiftly
It seeins as only yesterday
She wa$ il h us so, full of life

Su is time she is
Rem, by all those
Whose lhe would have
Toucld along life's path
But all we have now are memories
Wife, mother, friend to the end
Truly to us she was a God send.

Missed by her loving hisbond Edward, children Kim, Govin,
Simone an Patrick, daHter-in-law Tracy, son-in-law Floyd,
grandchildren and other relatives and friends

May her soul R.I.P.

In cherished and .a
everlasting loving
memory of our
beloved MS.
BOURNE of Lot 12 i -,
Hadfield St.,
Lodge, who
departed this home
for heavenly home
on September 29,
Twelve (12) years have
passed since that sad day
September 29. It is a day and a
month that we will never forget
And a day that God put His arms .
around you and take you away
from us
Sadare hearts thatlovedyou
It has broken our lrtsto loose
youandmiss, .
Fears qan np t .adkand we knowthat
Buttod.yjlustd(. i'uldtosee. usthe door
pushed bpen .k .lkrightthrough in again
Sadly missed et loving children Carol,
Jewel, Amanda ~nd Linden. Sisters Thelma and
Jenny, brothers, grandchildren Diedra, Shoma,
Dion, Dwight, Tiffany and six (6) others, nieces,
nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-
law, sons-in-law, other close relatives and
u.MX.4 o 4 "o U c! e .etea4' u

CM I -,





SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006 2


Fruta Football

Festival opens...

(From back page)
eight nights of play. They are required to retain the
ticket stub to have a chance.
In the first round, the entrance fee is $200, the second round
$300 and the final $400, prices that the organizers guarantee will
not change.
Eight of the 16 participating teams are from Georgetown.
and two each from East Coast Demerara, West Demerara, East
Bank Demerara and Upper Demerara.
The second set of first-round matches will be on Wednes-
W day then on Friday and the following Friday, October 13.
.' Quarter-final action will be on Friday, October 20 and
b ?e,,,i Wednesday, October 25, and the semifinals will be on Friday.
S-' October 27.
The grand final and third place play-off will be on Sun-
day, October 29.

Republic of Guyana
Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit
Office of the President
Credit No. 3726-GY., Project ID No. OP/EOI-0609001 Expressions of interest

The Government of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank toward
the cost of the Public Sector Technical Assistance Credit (PSTAC), and intends to
apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.
The Country Financial Accountability Assessment (CFAA) in Guyana, conducted
in June 2002, revealed several deficiencies related to the fiscal, financial and
fiduciary management systems in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Based on
the CFAA team's assessment the recommendations were narrowed to three
critical components, one of which is to, 'Strengthen the Integrity Commission's
operations relating to the disclosure of public officials' assets.
Stemming from this report, a Fiduciary Oversight study (Bradford report) was
conducted to identify and categorize specific recommendations based on the
above named focus area, as well as the two other areas reviewed. Thirty of the
report's total recommendations were later approved and selected for
implementation by the Government. Of these, two recommendations specifically
related to the role of the Integrity Commission. The recommendations identified
that the role of the Integrity Commission should be remodeled based on the
Trinidad and Tobago's Integrity Commission to take on four roles. Prevention
Investigation; Enforcement; and Enlistment of public support.
The Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit now invite eligible
consultants to indicate their interest in providing services to design the reform of
the Integrity Commission of Guyana to be modeled on the Trinidad and Tobago
Integrity Commission that will undertake the four roles mentioned above. This
would partly entail the drafting of new legislation/regulations; developing new
procedures and systems; conducting staffing needs assessment and redesigning
of the organization: etc. Interested consultants must provide information
indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of
similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate
skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the
World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World
Batnk Borrwers (current edition). Interested consultants may obtain further
information at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1700 hours.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by October 20.

Mr. MarIc King Procturement Offic'
Office of the'n

WINNERS' row: Top riders pose with their prizes as DeSinco's Assistant General Manager
Mahindra Jaikaran presents the feature 35-lap trophy to Darren Allen.

Allen outsprints ...

(From back page)
for Schoolboys & Novices.
Ossie Edwards rode in
fourth, closely followed by
Jaikarran Sookhai. with Andre
Petty closing off the top six.
Philander, however, broke
away from the first lap and
claimed all eight sprint prizes.
It was until the 25th lap that
Allen and Greaves connected
with him.
He told Chronicle Sport
that he relaxed and they closed.
He sent a strong challenge to
Allen for a rematch.
On the sound of the bell for
the last lap, Allen waited for
Greaves, who surged past him.
with Philander in the lead. But
coming out of the final turn for
the finish, the three riders were
in a line.
The trio are about the same
age. Greaves celebrated his 18th
birthday, yesterday, while Allen
will turn 19 this month, and Phi-

lander in December. Greaves
was the first to make headlines
in senior races.
Last week's winner. 15-
year-old Geron Williams could
only stay in up to lap 23.
Christopher Holder was a
double winner, firstly taking
the 12-14 racing cycle event,
along with the sprint prize,
ahead of Johnathan
Fagundes in second and Ja-
son Da Silva third.
He returned to win the Ju-
veniles 10-lapper and its two
sprint prizes, followed by Enzo
Matthews in second and
Fagundes third.
The Veterans Under-45 first
and sprint prizes went to
Kennard Lovell, with Maurice
Fagundes second while
Compton Persaud again won
the Over-45 first prize, with
Clement Douglas and Aubrey
Gravesande claiming the second
and third prize, respectively.
Kester Croal won the first

prize and sprint prices for the
Upright event. \\ith Mar\ in
Bowman taking the second and
Nyron Ross the third.
Fagundes had double BNIX
glory, winning the 12-14 race.
ahead of' Kevin lEdlwa'rds anid
Kevin Lakesh. and the Open
event, beating Quaimy
Cumberbatch and MIonl\
The 6-9 first prize \ en t to
Vivekanand Rudnideo, second to
Rawle McLean and third to
Karcem McLeanu while Asif Baksh
won the 9-12 first prize and An-
thony Freeman the second.
Krystal Blackman won the
6-12 Girls' event. with Ashley
Anthony as the runner-up.
Representatives of DeSinco
Trading presented the prizes.
along with samples of their mer-
The next meet at the Na-
tional Park will be on Satur-
day, sponsored by Hand-in-
Hand Group of Companies.

l Nelson, nee Durham, died on Wednesday 30"' August
last in Grenada. She was the wife of the late Oscar
Nelson of the Guyana Electricity Corporation. Mother
of Jacolyne Stratton of Grenada, Gail Costa Meyrelles
of Brazil and Raymond Nelson of Guyana. Mother-in-
law of Graemne Stratton, grandmother of Surcya
Stratton, Selene Mc Clure-Stratton and Mario, Surcya
Anne and Rebecca Costa Meyrelles. Sister of Mrs.
Joyce Barker. Mrs. Mary Bissember and the later
Phvllis DLurhanm. Sister-in-law of Mr. Neville Bissember
a ind the later l-ubert Barker. Aunt of Elfrieda Bissember,
Neville Bissember Jnr and the later Major Michael
Bissember of the Guyana Defence Force (Reserve).
( Great aunt of Neville, Richard, Erica and Kenrick
Il Bissember and .lavear W\illiams.

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28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006


Drug-testing to be introduced

at Champions Trophy

MUMBAI, India, (CMC) -
Title-holders West Indies will
be one of the 10 participating
teams subjected to random
drug-testing when the Inter-
national Cricket Council
Champions Trophy bowls off
here next month.
Two players from each of
the participating nations will
undergo tests administered by
officials from the World Anti
Doping Agency, the Press Trust
of India has reported.
"This is the first time dope
test has been introduced by the

ICC in Champions Trophy,"
Ratnakar Shetty, the tourna-
ment director, told a news con-
ference yesterday.
"It had been done on a
trial basis during the last
World Cup in South Africa
but officially this is being
done for the first time at the
top level.
"The testing would be at
random, decided by WADA
personnel. Two players in each
team can be tested and there's
no specification on the number
of matches during the tourna-

ment during which the tests
would be conducted."
He continued: "Thera-
peutic drugs which some of
the players might be taking
should be informed to the In-
ternational Cricket Council
in advance. As far as the In-
dian team is concerned, all
the players have been in-
formed adequately on the is-
After testing takes place,
samples will be sent to the near-
est WADA-accreditcd lab lo-
cated in Malaysia.

National Park, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, Guyana. Tel: (592) 225-8016, 226-7974 Fax: (592) 223-5379

1. Human Resources Officer
The National Parks Commission (NPC) invites applications from dynamic and highly
motivated persons for the following full-time positions:

Qualitcations and Experience
Candidates should possess:
Minimum qualification of a Bachelor's Degree in Management or a
related field with at least five (5) years experience in a similar capacity.
S Skills in marketing, public relations, quality customer service, etc.
would be an asset
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office in a
networked environment.
Excellent oral written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Possession of a motor car would be an asset
The National Parks Commission offers a competitive compensation package and working
Written applications including a full curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three
referees should be sent not later than October 20, 2006 to: The General Manager,
National Parks Commission, Thomas Road, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.

2. General Labourers, Plumber/Carpenter, Tree Climbers,
Charwoman, Tractor and Brush Cutter Operators, Driver for 30 -
Seater Bus

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should possess:
S Asound secondary school education
Five (5) years experience, and relevant technical certificates and
licences in related field
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Age (between 18 and 40 years)
Contactthefollowin Managers in person with written applications
Ms. Yolanda Vasconcellos-Botanical Gardens, Vlissengen Road,
Mr. Clement Trotz-National Park, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.
Deadline for applications: October 13,2006

3. Strong able-bodied Security Guards
Qualifications and Experience
The candidate 0 hond L ossI ,
Asound Se,(,(nlciuv si ,O0 'irh', iii n
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Drug-testing carried out in
the lead-up to the 2003 Cricket
World Cup in South Africa saw
Australian spin gem Shane
Warne testing positive for a
banned substance.
It resulted in his quitting the
squad and returning home before
being subsequently suspended
by Australian cricket authori-
West Indies will contest
a four-team preliminary
round involving Sri Lanka,
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh,
with the top two teams
qualifying for the main
draw of the Champions
Trophy tournament which
bowls off October 15.







TICKETS for next year's
World Cup that are
bought on internet auc-
tion sites or from
unauthorised outlets will
not be honoured and
people risk being turned
away from matches.
Some tickets arc already
appearing on sites such as
eBay and have been receiv-
ing bids of more than twice
their face value. A package
ofl our tickets for matches
in Barbados, with a face
value of US$900. had al-
tracted bids higher than
US$1 900 with a day left in
the auction.
Stephen Price, the
World Cup commercial
manager, said officials
are working with eBay
and internet monitoring
services to work out who
is selling tickets. "We're
telling people before they
make a bid on eBay that
those tickets w don't he
valid." he said. "We're
trying to protect people
from price gougingg"
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Everest set up

clash with GCC
EVEREST Tropical Shipping will meet Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) in the semi-finals of the Demerara
zone inaugural Shapoorji Pallonji Twenty20 cricket on Fri-
day at Everest cricket ground after beating Police in the
final quarterfinal at the Everest ground on Carifesta Av-
enue, yesterday.
Police took first strike after winning the toss, mustering 123
for seven from their 20 overs with Wilton George hitting an
unbeaten 50 which contained five fours and a six. Everest, in
reply, hit the jack pot in the penultimate over.
Apart from George's top score, opener Rawle Brown made
19 (2x4) and 14 each came from Reginald Rodrigues andAshford
Ifill, as left-arm spinner Sauid Drepaul grabbed three for 20 from
his allotted four overs and Zaheer Mohamed two for 20 from
his four.
Everest's positive response was laid by man-of-the-match
Mohamed, who hit five fours and a six in a 42-ball unbeaten 51
while the consistent Bachan Balram made a 38-ball 45 with five
fours. Pacer Michael Cummings snatched two for 24 from his
mandatory overs to give the lawmen some pride.
Everest will now collide with GCC while MSC will
tackle DCC next Friday and losers will meet for the third
place the following day.

Devonshire Castle

beat Scramblers

by 173 runs

DARAMLALL Lall produced
a splendid all-round perfor-
mance to spur Devonshire
Castle (DC) to a comprehen-
sive 173-run win over Scram-
blers last Sunday in the open-
ing round of the New Build-
ing Society North Essequibo
first division 40-over cricket
competition at the Richmond
Community Centre ground.
Lall hit a fine 52 which
was decorated with seven
fours and two sixes then re-
turned with the cherry to
snare four for 12 from his
stipulated six overs, as DC
posted 226 for eight in the
reduced 30-over affair while
Scramblers. in reply, were
dashed out for 53 in 15 overs.
DC won the toss and bat-
ted. with Lall being sup-
ported by Rakesh Deonarine
who smashed a 20-ball 41
unbeaten with four sixes and
three fours while Darshanand
Lall chipped in with 41 inclu-
sive of five fours as Godfrey
Marks. despite being expen-
sive. grabbed two for 45 from
his six overs.
Sherwin Munroe was the
only batsman to reach double
figure for Scramblers with 12

(1 x4) as Deonarine snatched five
for 18 from six overs, bowling
for the winners.
In the other encounter,
Lima United trounced Gun-
ners Sports Club by a five-
wicket margin.
Gunners, after winning
the toss, made 99 all out in
31 overs with Richie Bishop
making 27, spiced with two
fours and a six. while Suraj
Sookdeo and Jason Graver
made 23 and 15 respectively.
Fazeer Khan and Bernard Is-
land took three wickets
apiece to engineer the col-
Lima United. in their re-
sponse. cruised to 103 for five
in the 23rd over. Davo Lall
cracked a 23-ball unbeaten 42
laced with six fours and two
sixes. Yugeshdra Balgobin
claimed three for ten from his six
overs while Grayson Paul took
two for 20. delivering for the
The competition con-
tinues today with three
more matches. Scramblers
will meet Ravens, DC and
Gunners will clash and
Sparwin will collide with
Lima United.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 1, 2006

China pole boosts Alonso's title hopes

POLE position: Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes a corner ahead of
Germany's Nico Rosberg in a Williams during a practice session for today's Formula
One Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. (Photo:
Yahoo Sports)

Taibu rebuffed by South Africa

THE confusion over Tatenda
Taibu's future intentions
took another twist with
claims in the Zimbabwe-
based Independent newspaper
that he had wanted to try to
qualify for South Africa only
to change his mind after be-
ing told the switch would be
A fortnight ago iihitu was
quoted in the London Times as
saying that he wanted to Irv lto
qualify" .or South Africa and that
lie was not interested in a return
to the Earlier
this week, Taibh vehemently de-
nied he had made sitch claims,
although Cricinfo spoke to the
reporter who had interviewed
hint at a Lashings match and he
insisted that the quotes were ac-
Local sources in Zimbabwe
were surprised at Taibii 's inter-

There is confusion over the
future of Tatenda Taibu.

view with the Harare-based
Herald, suggesting that he was
keeping his options open in case
he wanted to play in the World
It now appears, however;
that Taibu 's about-turn resulted
from his initial approach to
Cricket South Africa (CSA) be-
ing rebuffed after he spoke to
Gerald Majola, the board's chief
executive. "Taibu has called to
say he wants to play in South
Africa, but I think it will be very

dlicult for him to, plavy for o.s
b ''c (llS1,' / lhav to qiII/alitl and2
jlur Ycarfs '. fiom IIno I.\ a l/oiI'
time. Maqola 1to0 ll. hI.dci'pen-
dent nwIa]'.p/(Cr. "'Bcsid/C wCe
/haveC i lot othir ltilend South/
African players coming 1/ uiii
I can'10 s\' wl'llt/'r hI' wo' ld/
qttal/"\ even ,i/tcr t; ,nr \car. "
Majola went on to saN
that Taibu also asked if any
South African franchise side
would be interested in taking
hinm. "He has asked me if he
can play at any of the fran-
chise sides and all I've done
is to refer him. What hap-
pens between him and the
franchise sides has nothing
to do with this office."
A spokesman for the Lions
confirmed Taibu had expressed
interest although no talks had yet
taken place. "CSA phoned us to
check if we were interested in a2
player like him and we said we
would want to have a look, Li-
ons chief executive Alan Kourie

iold the Independent. "'How-
('I' ]t"l r a n11V M-!O rlkc .II,
l(')f tli'ihal, 1) 'l ik ll'
.1,22/h', /2.2% %;i,'2 / '! -i
,1<,riniyg l,
The/ imain oh'ltacle to
'laibul's rcturi \otiild still seeii
to be the pi .'C i'cc .o Pet l i.'i
C'liii;goki its, bhto J chl.ii 2i2n.I
C('llngoka \\a acc i .i''use'd \ hli
of doing little \\lhen laibu .ind
Ins fainily \\ere thlreaened b\
known political acti\ istl Tl'heiba
Mlis\wa, and Taibu quit the na-
tional side soon after. Mliswa is
now in\ol\ed in provincial
cricket, although local sources
claim he has hIad a heated fall-
ing-oul with senior board mlem-
bers in recent weeks.
But the consensus is that
Taibu. who is thought to have
been approached by Kevin
Curran, the Zimbabwe coach.
may well return to the na-
tional side as soon as Novem-
ber when they tour
Bangladesh. (Cricinfo).

By Alan Baldwin

(Reuters) World champion
Fernando Alonso boosted his
Formula One title chances,
yesterday, by seizing pole po-
sition on an all-Renault front
row at a rain-swept Chinese
Grand Prix.
Ferrari's Michael
Schumacher, two points behind
the Spaniard with two races to
come after Shanghai, will start
a disappointing sixth at a circuit
where he has yet to finish
higher than 12th.
The news was immediately
relayed to Alonso as he cruised
back to the pits and to a team
delighted with what could prove
a decisive afternoon in a knife-
edge title battle.
"1 think we are v\cry opti-
mistic. verse confident.'" said the
25-y'ear-old. "We are quick in
ithe dry. quick in the \\ct and for
the last three i races 1 Io\e ith
circuits. The team knows ho\\
to \\ in .i those circuits as well
so I have no reason to be ner-
The pole position was
Renault's 50th in Formula One
and Alonso's 15th, but first
since lie triumphed in Canada in
The champion was also on
pole in China last year and went
on to \\ inll thal race.
"11 e \\c hile noi n.i l l'ace

(today), with dry conditions,
we will be really, really strong,"
said Alonso.
"If it is wet like this we are
strong as well but it is always
very dangerous and difficult to
finish the race sometimes.
"The main thing for us is to
finish in front of Ferrari."

Alonso's Italian team
mate Giancarlo Fisichella
lines up alongside him on the
front row a boost for
Renault's constructors' title
hopes with Ferrari's Felipe
Massa having to start at the
back of the grid after a 10-
place penalty for an engine
change on Friday.
Ferrari are three points
ahead of champions Renault.
"Definitely we are too slow
and that's vcry' obvious," con-
ceded Schuinacher. "'If the con-
ditions s;ta\ like this it's eoing
to be ver\ difficult. but if its
drier we'll sec. It's a long race.
"If we have to lose some
points here. then we still have
two races to go," he added.
Hondas Rubens Barrichello
and Briton Jenson Button a
winner in the wet in Hungary
last monthly will line up right
behind the Renaults.
Brazilian Barrichello.
victorious in the inaugural
Chinese Grand Prix with
Ferrari in 2004. ended the de-

cisive third qualifying ses-
sion with exactly the same lap
time as his team mate -
"I love the wet, everybody
knows that it comes my way so
many times, I've won races in
the wet." said Barrichello. "But
if it's a dry race it's probably
McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen
qualified fifth on an afternoon when
tyres made all the difference.
Schumacher was the only driver on
Bridgestone rubber in a top 10
dominated by Michelin.
The seven-time champion
had to summon all his reserves
of skill and experience to get as
high as he did. making the final
session by the skin of his teeth
after languishing in l.tth place as
the seconds ticked awaN.
However his final lap.
started jitst before the
chequered flag. hauled him up
to eighth and a place in the fi-
nal shoot-out.
The opening session \was
red-flagged after Spyker/Mid-
land driver Tiago Monteiro
stopped on the track at turn
two and the treacherous condi-
tions caught out others as the
afternoon continued.
American Scott Speed
skidded off into the barriers
in his Toro Rosso and both
Fisichella and Barrichello
splashed off into the gravel

US m-M -

ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Inc.
Accreditation and Media Management Positions

Appointed to deliver Event Management services to the ICC Cricket
World Cup 2007, Rushmans has openings for the following
Tournament time positions within Accreditation and Media
Management operations in Guyana:

Assistant Venue Media Manager
Assistant Venue Accreditation Manager
Venue Media Ticketing Manager
Venue Photographer and Broadcast Liaison Manager

Each above position would be for a period of approx. 33 days (11.03.07 -
12.04.07 plus training).

Interested candidates should immediately send resumes to and

Deadline for submission: Tuesday 3 October 2oo6.

For more details and full job descriptions, please consult the jobs
section of www.rushmans.conm.

Bangladesh pacers cleared

for Champions Trophy

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters)- Bangladesh pace bowlers
Mashrafe Mortaza and Syed Rasel have recovered from in-
jury and are cleared to play in next month's ICC Cham-
pions Trophy in India.
Mashrafe and Rasel had been doubtful for the tournament
after picking up injuries two weeks ago but both hive made
good progress, chief selector Faruk Ahmed told a news confer-
ence, yesterday.
"We have got a positive report from the team physio on
Rasel. Hopefully he will be okay before our first match against
Sri Lanka on October 7 at Mohali," he said.
The pair will also play against West Indies and Zimbabwe -
in their remaining two qualifying games. Two teams will qualify
for the main event, which takes place between October 15 and
November 5.
"We don't like to target any particular opponents. Rather
we will be looking to win all three qualifying games," coach
Dav Whatmore said.
Bangladesh, due to leave for India, today, will play a
warm-up match against a Punjab team at Chundrigar on

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Malteenoes honours outstanding members

STEVEN Jacobs was declared
Cricketer-of-the-Year as
Malteenoes Sports Club
(MSC) honoured its out-
standing players, Friday

night, while launching its
web site and unveiling a
board bearing names of all
players making the West
Indies, and national senior

and youth teams, on the
Wall of Fame.
The 104-year-old club
recognized not only their out-
standing players but had acco-

lades and awards for players at-
tending various top secondary
schools and producing good re-
sults at the Caribbean Second-
ary Education Certificate
(CSEC) examination.
Delivering the feature ad-
dress, club president, Edward
Richmond, congratulated the
awardees and declared that the
club would remain committed to
help improve the standard of
the players.
He said that he was satis-
fied with the way some play-
ers mixed their academic stud-
ies with their extra-curricula ac-
tivities, especially successful
National Under-19 captain

Jacobs, who passed eight sub-
jects at CSEC and is currently
pursuing 'A' levels at St
Stanislaus College.
Richmond lauded players
of the victorious Guyana team
that won the recently con-
cluded TCL West Indies
Three-day tournament. They
are opener Shemroy
Barrington and Danney
More accolades went to
club players in the cham-
pion Guyana Twenty/20
team that won the inaugu-
ral Allen Stanford 19-team
elimination regional tour-
nament Lennox Cush,

Orin Forde and Deon
Richmond recalled that
MSC had seven youth players
who wore the National colours
in a single year 1987.
Former club president
Claude Raphael, who also is the
chairman of the senior national
selection panel and president of
Demerara Cricket Board, was
honoured for his contribution.
President of the Guyana
Cricket Board, Chetram
Singh, was a special invitee
to the presentation ceremony,
which was chaired by vice-
president Neil Barry.
(Ravendra Madholall)

Baron Foods cricket ...

Teenager steers GCC to six-wicket victory

HONOURED: Awardees display their plaques, tokens and trophies at the MSC 2005/2006
launching of their web site at the club's pavilion last Saturday night while a board of all
the players' names braces the wall. (Photo: (Winston Oudkerk)




Tenders are invited from suitably qualified Companies/Contractors to
rehabilitate three (3) roads at Canefield East, NewArea, East Canje, Berbice.

Tender documents can be uplifted from The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee's (SILWFC) Office anytime from October 5, 2006 on Monday
to Friday from 08:00 h to 16:00 h upon making a non refundable deposit of
seven thousand dollars ($7 000) for tender.

The Tender Document must be placed in an envelope and marked on the
outside "Tender" at the top left hand corner and address to:

and should be deposited in the Committee's Tender Box located at the above
Tenders will be closed on October 13, 2006 at 10:00 h and tenders will be
opened immediately thereafter in the presence of tenderer(s) who may wish to
be present.
Valid Guyana Revenue Authority Certificate of Compliance and Employer's and
Employee's National Insurance Scheme Certificate of Compliance must be
submitted at the time of tendering, failing which the tender will be deemed

The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject and to annul the bidding
process and to reject all tenders at anytime prior to the award of the contract
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected tenderer(s) or any
obligations to inform the affected tenderer(s) on the grounds for the employer's
For further information please contact:

Mrs. D. Ramotar
Administrative Manager
S7 Duke & Barrack Streets

S EVENT 'l'El:N-y earr-old
Vishaul Singlh, despite being
denied a maiden first division
century, w allzed his vwai to a
superb unbeaten 98 to guide
hosts (;eorgetow)n Cricket
Club (Gt;''C) to a comfortable
six-wicket win over power-
house Demerara Cricket
Club (DCC) in the first
Demerara zone 50-over
Baron Foods semi-final, yes-
The dininutixc lclt-handed
Singh unleashed 14 beautiful
fours in his match-winning in-
nings as the hosts raced home
to 172 for four in the 34th over.
replying to DCC's inadequate
171 all out in 45 overs.
Singh received good support
from West Indies youth skip-

per. l.eon J ohlnson. who
chipped in \\itlh 18 (2x4) and
T'evor llenr\ 15 (3\4) while e
pacer lFrevonl (air\\ay. olff-
spininer K\e in George andi
Dennis SquLires added to the
\ictor\ a \wicket each.
Earlier. DCC won lthe loss and
opted to take first strike. Their in-
nings was built with a solid 48
(5x4) from Jamal Hinckson.
Derwin Christian 37 (5x4) and
Ialchand Pers.aud I9 t2x4).
Left-arm orthodox spinner
Neil IMcGarrell took two for 16
from seven overs while skipper
Jason Benn also grabbed two for
25 from six overs and one apiece
for Henry. Johnson and Ravi
GCC will now meet the
winner of today's clash be-

Newly certified volleyballers

charged to share knowledge

TWENTY persons graduated
with certificates, yesterday,
after successfully completing
an International Volleyball
Federation (FIVB) Young
Players' course at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall.
The course was conducted
by Puerto Rican-born Julio
Morales from Monday last to
yesterday and was attended by
teachers and members of clubs.
At yesterday's closing cer-
emony at the same venue, presi-
dent of the Guyana Volleyball
Federation (GVF), Lenny
Shuffler, said he was happy to
see so umany new people show-
ing an interest in the sport,
charging participants to take
back their new knowledge to
their community.
"What we are trying to
do is to build froll the
grassroots through the
schools. We want to chal-
lenge the minds of the very
Chairman of the National

Colllm al 11111lnn1 '", s;ld h;il ill
Ils experience, tlc schools
hllat excel at sports wrcIec
those with 'vihranit teachers to
push the games.

He told the participants
that what they have learnt could
"only be useful if they put it to

He told the participants that
they could share what they
learnt and in the future could be


CERTIFIED: Volleyballers display their certificates. Sitting
from left to right are: GVF secretary Lindon Couchman,
NSC chairman Conrad Plummer, instructor Julio Morales
and GVF president Lenny Shuffler.

good use."
Morales said the
course covered practical
and theory of tilhe game.

skills. thlit 1'a kno>\\ l ,l,,'
of ilhe g;a e. anditf llin les
and I''L ne \li's behind
teaching i I hat the1\ ha e

part of other programmes.
The FIVB instructor
praised the local federa-
tion. lauding executives for

C(ouIrse, lie said that lit'
had visited countries with
m111ore resources aiinid the
were unable to do as nmuci
as thile CVF. (Faizool D)o)

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Club (MSC) and GNIC in the
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at a venue to be named.


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of birthday boy Alonzo Greaves and Albert Philander. (Photo: Winston Oudkerk)

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LADIES, it's only fair to let
you know now, resistance is
futile. Some women just
have the gift of making men
want them. You probably
know one. Modern man-mag-
nets aren't necessarily beau-
tiful, skinny, glamorous or
obviously sexy, but they have
the ability to make men feel
irresistibly attracted to them.
And even better, they are
able to turn that instant at-
traction into something
deeper and more lasting.
Leil Lowndes, author of
'How To Make Anyone Fall In
Love With You' (Harper
Collins, 7.99) claims that love
is merely a blend of chemistry,.
biology and psychology, and in-

sists that we can all learn to cap-
ture the heart of anyone at any
time. Indeed, studies show that
it takes as little as 30 seconds
for a man to fall in love, so it's
worth knowing how to attract
him and make the most of those
crucial first moments. With that
in mind, we've quizzed the ex-
perts on attraction to discover
the tricks that make a man want
more, more, more of you.

You've spotted the office
hottie at the photocopier, or
discovered he's the only thing
worth looking at in the meet-
ings. Maybe you've made eye
contact, but he doesn't realise

Calmness and tolerance The first step in receiving
act like air-conditioning God's forgiveness is to
admit that we need it.
in a room; they Isaiah 43:22-28.

he's the reason you put on a
second coat of mascara in the
morning. Workplace romances
get a bad press, but most of us
know a happy couple who met
when they shared a boss. In
fact, Judi James, dating expert
and author of Sex Signals
(Piatkus, 7.99) says that 40
per cent of people have met a
partner at work. But how
do you get together and
stay together) without
being unprofessional The
beauty about finding the
man of your dreanti at
work is that he's not igo-
ing to disappear at thei
end of the day. You .in.
show him your good t
qualities over time and in
a subtle way, says psy-
chologist Sheila Panchal.
Friendliness is incredibly
attractive to men such as
complimenting someone
on their appearance and
being enen.dl ih'iolght ful
and kind. You might
think they are trivial, 1
even unsexy qualities, but
they are precisely the
characteristics that make men
fall in love.
The key to making a man
you work with fall for you, is
to not rush the switch from
professional to personal rela-"
tionship you can really take
your time with this one, because
he's not going anywhere fast.

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Start by talking about the most
obvious thing you have in com-
mon, i.e. work. "The more you
interact with someone, the more
they'll like you," explains David
Lieberman, an expert in human
behaviour. "Men love it when
you ask their advice," adds
Panchal. Dionne, 29, met her
husband, Bertie, 33 at work

three years ago. "I knew he was
the man for me straight away,"
she says. "So I always made an
effort with my appearance, was
cheerful when he saw me, and I
volunteered to go on the social
committee with him. He says he
felt for me because I was posi-
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his opinion he was hugely flat-
tered by that.
"To make a man fall in love
with you, you need to make him
feel like you're very similar
people," says Tracey Cox, au-
thor of Superflirt (Dorling
Kindersley). We talk endlessly
about chemistry, passion and
sexual attraction, and even more

about love, yet, 'like' rarely gets
a mention, she says. "Opposites
don't attract long term: we look
for similarities in a partner."
To achieve this and turn that
bond into love, Lowndes ad-
vises two things. One is to "co-
react" so if, for example. he's
angry with the boss, you should
act angry too. The other is to
pickup on any unusual or spe-
cific words that he uses, then
casually drop them into the
conversation. "So if he says
something is 'unbelievable',
echo it by saying, 'Yes, totally
unbelievable', she
advises. Using the same phrases
that your perfect partner em-
ploys within his social circle
will earn you a powerful place,
she continues. He'll feel like
he's known you forever, that he
can tell you anything and then
you're the one for him.
But you've still got to
make that giant leap from attrac-
tion to love. The feeling of be-
ing in love is caused by a rush
of a hormone called PEA. Once
this is in your system, you are
in love, says Tracey. She recom-
mends this trick to get his body
full of PEA: If you look at some-
one you like, 75 per cent of the
time when they're talking to
you, you trick their brain. The
brain knows that the last time
someone looked at them that
long and often, it meant they
were in love, so it thinks, 'OK,-
l'nmobviously in lwove-wlth this'-

person, too' and starts to re-
lease PEA. Give someone the
sensation of feeling in love
whenever he's with you and it's
not such a big leap for him to
decide that he is.
However, to make love
truly blossom, it's important
that you see the object of your
desire outside of work time, so
make it easy for him to ask you
out. If you talk about what
you're doing at the weekend,
(on leave spaces in the conversation
-- for him to come up with invita-
tions. Be sure to keep making
eye contact, too studies show
that if a woman drops her gaze,
the man will often shy away
from asking her out, even if he
wants to. And remember, a date
can be anything from coffee to
discussing a project, a pizza af-
ter working late or going to a gig
together all are things that can
lead to lasting commitment.

It's supposed to be the ideal
way to meet someone. He's the
friend of a friend, and knows
people you know. In theory, it
should be easy to find out if he's
a two-timing psychopath with a
taste for cross-dressing, but this
kind of relationship is also
daunting as it can feel very pub-
lic. Judi James says if you're
with a group of friends, break
away to get another drink or
make a phone call, then catch his
eye. If he smiles, walk over and
start talking. Make sure
the first thing you say is
upbeat, like, 'This is a
great party', not, 'I've
had a bad day at work
and need a drink'. In
studies, positive people
are consistently rated as
more attractive, both
physically and emotion-
ally, than negative ones.
Once you're talking,
Tracey recommends us-
ing the 'bouncing ball'
technique. This involves
looking away at other
people who join the
conversation, but every
time they finish a sen-
tence, letting your eyes
bounce back to the per-
son you're interested in.
It indicates you're more inter-
ested in them, she explains.
Once you've made it clear
you've got more than a friend-
ship on your mind, find a way
to move things onto the next
level. One of the easiest ways to
do this is to swap e-mail ad-
dresses so you can arrange to
meet up away from the crowd.
When you do, remember that
physical contact can trigger feel-
ings of connection. Touching
someone causes them to produce
oxytocin the love and bonding
hormone. If you are full of oxy-
tocin, you're more likely to feel
love. So a simple touch on the
hand can trigger amorous feelings.
Make sure you show your
most cheerful side for the first
few dates and you'll have him
hooked. Most importantly, if
you want to be the kind of
woman men fall for, confi-
dence is key. You are as attrac-
tive as you think you are. The
first step to being gorgeous is
to believe you are gorgeous.
When you like yourself,
you're more fun and easy to
be around. You are magnetic.
And confidence is sexy, while
neediness is not. So treat
yourself well. Tell yourself
that you're fabulous right now.
Get a massage, a manicure or
a session with a personal
trainer. Act like you're a beau-
tiful, confident, irresistible
woman,. and that's exactly
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I thought this would be a good place to come to do a little vent-
ing, and maybe get some helpful advice as well. I turned 38 a
week ago. I don't want to sound like a whiner, and I know I
should be grateful for what I do have, but I feel like my life
should be so much more than what it is. In any case, I need
to get myself back on track, as I seem to be operating on a
short fuse.
This period of introspection has a lot to do with a two-year
relationship that recently ended. A few nights ago, I went out for
happy hour with my girlfriends. I thought a girls' night out might
be a good way to get my mind off the recent breakup, and the last
thing I wanted was attention from men, since my frustration with
the opposite sex is at an all-time high.
Well, I ended up getting hit on by a 50-something, overweight
guy. Shortly after he introduces himself, he tells me I have a lovely
figure, then proceeds to guess my weight, height, and measurements.
including bra size. I was at a loss for words, but then he annoys
me further by asking how old I am.
I was completely outraged. I told him my vital statistics were
none of his concern, and if he's in the habit of treating women like
sexual objects, he should take his chauvinistic attitude
elsewhere. Then I slapped his face and told him that was on behalf
of all women who had to endure his offensive pickup lines.
He was taken aback, rubbing his cheek and walking sheepishly
to the table where his buddies were. They watched the whole scene
unfold and were laughing hysterically. Initially my friends were
shocked, since I'm normally reserved and in the past would have
found an excuse to avoid talking to the guy. (And brooded over
what I should have done days later.)
But then they broke the silence with a round of laughter, and
some "you go, girl" high fives. They also told me I seem a little on
edge these days, and either need some counselling or some Valium. I
think they're probably right. I thought you might have some good
techniques in mind to help me find an inner peace.


Amy, like Tamara, you are not one to suffer fools gladly. It's a
quality I admire. Perhaps it shows the difference between men and
women, that a pudgy 50-year-old thinks he has the right to cri-
tique a woman on her height, weight, and the size of her bust.
Most of us are taught that anger is irrational and something to
be controlled, but the truth is anger can be highly rational and much
better than turning the other cheek or brooding about what we
should have said. When you were angry, you were living from your
authentic centre and fully in the moment, and those two are the
keys to living a full life.
You already know the techniques to inner peace: counselling,
meditation, yoga, prayer, and things like that. But inner peace can
be overrated. Being in the moment and concentrated is where it's
at. It's almost the difference between bravado and bravura. Bra-
vado refers to the swagger of the blowhard who hit on you, while
bravura is the dash and verve of the well-lived life.
If you do the things so basic and so simple they make you
happy, then your life will be alive with happiness. You can't be
dependent on others to make you happy.

The psychologist B.F. Skinner, the fellow who rewarded
rats for pressing a lever and trained a cat to play the piano,
was thought by many to be a dour sort. But as he died the last
word on his lips was, "Miraculous." That's what every day is
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The Guyana Press Association has scheduled its
Annual General Meeting for Sunday, October 8, 2006,
at 11 am at GNNL Sports Club on Lama AAvenue, Bel
Air Park, opposite the Guyana Chronicle.

President's Report
Secretary's Report
Treasurer's Report

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The Government of Guyana (GOG) has secured
finds from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to assist
in financing the Community Services Enhancement Project.
As part of the counterpart contribution, GOG will finance
utilizing its own resources. consultancy services for the design
and implementation of a Community and Awareness and
Participation Programme, (CAPP) for the project. The
project seeks to upgrade four communities located in the
Essequibo area of Guyana to the status of towns namely
Bartica. Charity. Parika and Supenaam. The GOG. through the
executing agency, the Ministry of Local Government and
Regional Development (MLGRD). invites the submission of
qualification information from consultants or joint ventures
interested in providing consultancy services for the CAPP.

The main objectives of the CAPP are to:
(a) inform and make the community aware of the
variouss components of the project in order to
ensure ownership of the facilities and greater
responsibility for them:
(b) involve the community in implementation.
operation and maintenance, thus ensuring effective
identification of their obligations and needs:
(c) contribute to sustainable delivery of urban services
by promoting compliance with taxes, rental and
other charges: and
(d) educate the community on the linkages between
the proper disposal of waste and health.

GOG now invites eligible consultants to submit
statements of capability. In the assessment of submissions.
consideration will be given to the technical competence.
qualifications and experience, local and regional experience
on similar assignments. financial capability and present
commitments. All information shall be submitted in the
lEnglish language.

Two copies of the submissions must be delivered to
the address mentioned below no later than 9:00 hours on
October 3". 2006. The sealed envelope containing the
submission should include the name and address of the
applicant and should be clearly marked "STATEMENT OF

Following assessment of the submissions, a shortlist of
between three and six applicants will be provided with full
terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial
proposals to undertake the assignment. GOG reserves the right
to accept or reject late applicants or to cancel the present
invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to
assign ain reason for not short listing any applicant and will
not defra\ and costs incurred by any applicant in the
preparation and submission of statements.

(1) Attention: Project Coordinator
Comininty Services Enhancenment Project
C o Ministr\ of Local Government and Regional
Georgetow n. Guyana
Tel: (592) 225-7989 or 225-7826
Fax: (592) 225-8054

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The Dentist Advises
mN A :L 'N TH E

that root canal
is one of the

mysteries of dentistry from the
point of view of the average
person. Without doubt, the
procedure is traditionally
associated with terrible pain
and a serious dent in one's
wallet. So, let's try to unravel
that mystery, if indeed it is.

Root canal treatment, (also
called Endodontic treatment) is
needed when the blood or
nerve supply of the tooth
(known as the pulp) is
infected through decay or
injury. The end result is that
the tooth either becomes
extremely painful or literally
lifeless and therefore incapable
of eliciting any pain at all.

If the pulp becomes
infected, the infection will
spread through the root canal
system of the tooth, which
may eventually lead to an
If root canal treatment is
not carried out, the infection
will spread and the tooth may
need to be taken out.

No. A local anaesthetic is
used and the whole procedure
should feel no different to that
of having and ordinary filling

The aim of the treatment is


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to remove all infection from the
root canal.
The root is then cleaned,
sterilised and filled to prevent
any further infection.
Root Canal Treatment is
a skilful and time-consuming
procedure. Most courses of
treatment will involve two or
more visits to your dentist.
At the first appointment, the
infected pulp is removed.
Any abscesses, which may
be present, can also be
drained at this time. The root
canal is then cleaned and
shaped ready for the filling.
A temporary filling is inserted
and the tooth is left to
"settle". The tooth is checked
at a later visit and when all
the infection has cleared the
tooth is permanently filled.

In the past, a root-filled
tooth will often darken after
treatment. However, with
modem techniques, this does
not usually happen. If any
discolouration should take
place, there are several
treatments available to restore
the natural appearance.

Root Canal Treatment is
usually very successful.

However, if there should be a re-
occurrence of infection, the
treatment can be repeated.

Yes. Root Canal Treatment
generally is among the more
costly dental procedures due to
the length of time required, as
well as the skill and material
needed. It is, however, worth it
when one considers that it's the
only way to save a tooth which
is in very poor health.

The alternative to RCT is
the removal of the tooth. Once
the pulp is destroyed, it can't
heal and it is not recommended
to leave an infected tooth in the
mouth. While some people would
prefer an extraction, it is usually
advisable to keep as many
natural teeth as possible.

Yes. However, it is
sometimes advisable to restore
the tooth with a crown to
provide it with extra support,
strength and natural appearance
if the crown was significantly

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*~~J I _04 ~ LA jLITE
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(a Guyana Prize for

Literature winner, 1994)

by Petamber Persaud
FROM his base at University
of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Campus, Barbados, Professor
Mark McWatt is making
meaningful contribution to
the lives of students, teach-
ers and poetry lovers in
Guyana, throughout the Car-
ibbean and the wider world
community. McWatt is more
than a writer; he is a teacher
that uses his writing to edu-
cate for he effectively com-
bines the best in creative
writing with the best in tutor-
ing. He does this in a num-
ber of ways but especially
through the remarkable pub-
lications with which he is as-
Foremost on that list, is the
outstanding book, 'A WORLD
ited by Mark McWatt and Ha-
zel Simmons-McDonald which
was published in 1994 and re-
vised and re-issued in 2005. It
is obvious from the re-issue
what an impact that book made
on its target users. This anthol-
ogy is of special interest to
Guyanese for it includes the
work of six Guyanese writers.
Belatedly or not, it reveals that
good writing will eventually
gravitate to the top forum.
From his base as Professor
of West Indian Literature at

Cave Hill Campus of the Uni-
versity of the West Indies,
McWatt was able to collaborate
with Stewart Brown (another
outstanding authority on Carib-
bean literature) to edit 'THE
BEAN VERSE', 2005, a 400-
page compilation of literary en-
lightenment and entertainment.
The scope of the book's cover-
age of Caribbean verse is so ex-
tensive that it befuddles the
mind, yet its offering captivates
the senses.
From his base in academia,
McWatt edits (along with oth-
ers) the imposing and informa-
twice-yearly journal of schol-
arly research papers captures
the complexities of a West In-
dian literature and promotes the
essence of such a body of lit-
erature. The journal
deconstructs the literature in
such a way, puts it in perspec-
tive in order to encourage more
scholarship and more creative
From his base as a success-
ful writer of prose and poetry,
he offers to others publishing
opportunity and further expo-
sure of their work through the
annual periodical, 'POUI', of
which he's joint-editor. 'POUI'
is a useful outlet for emerging
and established writers through-

out the region. McWatt is mind-
ful of every aspect of West In-
dian literature, adding to it, en-
hancing it and promoting it. But
more than any else, he seeks
other avenues to impart his
practical experience as a writer,
continuing and expanding on the
work he's doing through work-
shops he conducts as Chief Ex-
aminer for teachers of English at
the Caribbean Council of Exami-
nations (CXC).
From his base in Barba-
dos, he has brought glory to
Guyana through his first
book of fiction, 'SUS-
That book extended the fame
and fortune of McWatt when
it gained three international
literary awards. In 2005,
won the Commonwealth Re-
gional Prize for Canada and
the Caribbean in Best First
Book category and the Com-
monwealth Writers Prize for
Overall Best First Book. In
TENCES' won The Casa de
Las Americas (Literary Prize)
offered by Cuba.
But for all that international
attention, Mark Andrew
McWatt was born in Guyana in
September of 1947. He grew up
in the interior of the country
where his father was a govern-
ment district officer. McWatt
attended one of the top second-
ary schools in the city. That
school, St. Stanislaus, featured
prominently in 'SUSPENDED
SENTENCES' where back in
1966, each of a group of
Guyanese sixth-formers is 'sen-
tenced' to write a short story
that reflects their newly inde-
pendent country. Years later,
Mark McWatt, one of the
group members, is handed the
papers of his old school friend,
Victor Nunes, who has disap-
peared, feared drowned, in the
interior. The papers contain
some of the stories written be-
fore the project collapsed. As a
tribute to Victor, McWatt de-
cides to collect the rest of the
stories from his friends.... the
group of stories works like
Chaucerian tales to slowly re-
veal their teller as well as to chart
the history and future of
Guyanese fiction' (Peepal Tree
Press website).
McWatt read English for his
B. A. and M. A. at the Univer-

sity of Toronto. He got his Ph.
D. from the University of
Leeds, UK.
His first collection of po-
ems, 'INTERIORS', published
in 1991, speaks of his formative
years in that area of Guyana.
His second book of poems,
DORADO', published in 1994,
explores 'aspects of the relation-
ship between language, land-
scape and the history of human
settlement in Guyana'. That
book, according to its preface,
was dedicated to Wilson Harris
who has 'explored these ideas
in much greater depth'. 'THE
DORADO' won the Guyana
Prize for Literature in 1994 in
the Best Book of Poetry cat-
McWatt is now part of the
University of the West Indies
for a number of years where he
served in various positions in-
cluding lecturer, reader, public
orator, head of department, dean
of faculty and professor.
Dr. lan McDonald de-

scribes the essential McWatt
thus: "Here is a creative writer
of growing stature, a distin-
guished scholar and an inspiring
teacher, who has all the at-
tributes to be a shaper of our
Caribbean literary and educa-
tional future'.
Born in Guyana,
grounded in the West Indies,
Mark McWatt is highly re-
garded in the Caribbean, the
UK and Canada as an aca-
demic, lecturer, researcher,
critic and writer.

Responses to this
author telephone (592)
226-0065 or email:

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court Seth asidfe Jury' $verdict

IT SELDOM happens that an
Appellate Court would upset
the verdict of a jury, except
in an extraordinary case.
But it happened in 1961, at
the Federal Supreme Court,
(BG), (Appellate) constituted
by Justices Rennie, Archer and
Wylie, in the case of Adams -
v- Regina, for rape.
It was a case in which the
virtual complainant Vinton
Jarvis had firstly complained to
the police that Adams had sto-
len her jewellery and money.
Adams denied the theft al-
legation and claimed that he and
the woman shared an intimate
relationship and had just com-
pleted a sexual exercise, which
ended up in confrontation af-
ter he failed to hand over a gift

which he promised her.
After hearing Adams' expla-
nation, the girt amended her
complaint to include an allega-
tion that Adams had raped her,
a claim which he also denied.
Nevertheless, after police
investigations, Adams was ar-
rested and charged with rape,
said to have been committed on
June 4, 1960.
He was convicted by the
jury at the Demerara Assizes,
and sentenced. He appealed.
Representing him before
the Appellate Court, was Attor-
ney-at-law, Mr. Carlton
Director of Public Prosecu-
tions, Mr. E. A. Ramao, ap-
peared for the Crown.
In coming to its conclusion,

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the Appellate Court, among
other things, took into consid-
eration the defence of consent:
the accusation by woman of lar-
ceny from the persons, the fact
that no complaint was made
about rape until the accusation
refuted by appellant and consent
In a summary of the judg-
ment the Federal Supreme Court
had said:-
"The appellant was con-
victed of rape. The defence was
consent. The woman first ac-
cused the appellant before a
constable of having snatched a
ring and money from her.
She repeated that accusation
at the Police station and made
the accusation of rape only af-
ter the appellant had said that


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vacancy existing at the Health Sector Development Unit, Ministry of

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the development
implementation and management of M&E framework and respective
systems, in coordination with other programme management systems
being development by the PMU/MOH including financial management
procurement, and HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis Case Management.

Qualifications and Experience:

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he had had sexual intercourse
with her with her consent.
According to the Appellate
Court, the only other evidence

relevant to the issue of consent
was that of the medical wit-
nesses who were in conflict with
each other.
The Appellate Court held
that the conviction could not
safely be allowed to stand and
the provisions of section 16 (1)
of the Federal Supreme Court

I qi i es By George Barclay

(Appeals) Ordinance, 1958
{B.G. } should be applied.
The Appeal was allowed.

Section 16 (1) of the Fed-
eral Supreme Court (Ap-
. peals) Ordinance, Ordi-
.** nance, 1958, referred to
above provides as fol-
"The Federal Su-
preme Court on any such
appeal against convic-
shall allow the appeal
if they think that the ver-
dict of the jury should
be set aside on the
ground that it is unrea-
sonable or cannot be
) supported having re-
gard to the evidence...."

Justice Rennie who deliv-
ered the judgment of the court
had said:
"This appeal is from a con-
viction of rape. On June 4.
1960. Special Reserve Con-
stable Newton Albert was cy-
cling along Sussex Street and

came upon Vinton Jarvis and
the appellant.
Jarvis was holding the
appellant's bicycle. She called
out to S.R.C. Albert and re-
ported to him that the appellant
had snatched a ring and twenty-
five cents from her.
Albert took them to the
Ruimveldt Police Station and
reported to Corporal Dundas
what Jarvis had told him on Sus-
sex Street.
Corporal Dundas then
asked the appellant if he had
heard what the special reserve
constable had said, whereupon
the appellant said that he had
known Jarvis for six months;
they had an appointment that
night and he took her to the back
of Alexander Village and had an
affair with her and it is because
he did not fulfil certain prom-
ises that he made to her, that the
allegations against him were
Jarvis denied knowing
the appellant before that

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A quantity of scrap telephone cables
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Vietnamese serve

By Grant McCool
HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) Would you like your crickets deep
fried and crispy? Peppered and presented in a neat circle on a bed of
green leaves?
Breeders of crickets say the insects have become "finger food for beer
drinkers" in an age of increasing prosperity in Vietnam compared with the
recent past when they might have been food for the hungry or for wartime
soldiers surviving in the jungle.
Businessman Le Thanh Tung raises hundreds of thousands of the flying
insects in barrels and sells them to restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, the
Southeast Asian country's largest urban area, or to other breeders in neigh-
boring provinces.
'"he taste is very ipaxicular, very special and it smells goox and tastes delicious
but itisvery difficult toconre crickettoothermeat" saidTung, 28, suggesting that
crickets ae an acquired taste.
At his small farm and restaurant about 25 km (16 miles) west of the city
centre, a plastic-covered menu with photographs of cricket dishes offers
"young crickets deep fried," "cricket salad," "breaded cricket," "cricket
noodle" and "peppered cricket."
One customer rode 340 km on a motorbike from his home near the
border with Cambodia to buy two boxes full of twitching, chirping crickets
to breed and serve at his restaurant.
"There is a demand because people like to eat better," said the customer,
Nguyen Chinh Anh.

Back in the hot kitchen of the farm's brick-faced building covered by a
tin roof, Tung's sister-in-law. Huynh Thi Oanh Kieu, scoops up a colander
of crickets from a plastic basin and gently releases them into boiling oil. They
sizzle and smoke for five to 10 minutes and she pulls them out.
Crunchy crickets are ready.
Tung gives his guests six dishes of crickets of various sizes, shapes and
colours nestled on long yellow noodles, or battered, or stood on their legs
atop a dark-green salad.
Vietnamese crickets usually grow to 2.5 cm (0.9 inch) long and the
largest can grow up to 4 cm, according to Tung.
"Tasty," said driver Nguyen Trong Thanh, after gingerly picking up a
deep fried cricket with his chopsticks, dipping it in spicy fish sauce and then
into his mouth. "This is the first time I've eaten it and I'm surprised it's that


Throughout the meal, crickets sing in the background. Tung says that w
after six years of catching and breeding the insects. he knows their character
and moods. FIEDHCICKETSiaredil oa r t
"Whinthey;wUgtuign' ssii g igihigh-picl-dux tdv heiintleyelxokin,g fo M i HhiMin hCiti sSetb e
a mue, its like tlie sour ot'\iolins" he said. fileh o r
Like mnmy Vietnunese of his gcnenition. Tung remembers a childhood xx bi i
fascination with crickets. which they caught to watch them light for enter- iVen m c
iThe insect ims a special place in Viet(unesk literature rwh
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2. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
towards the cost of Unserved Areas Electrification Programme which includes a Hinterland Project
Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland Strategy the Government intends to conduct several
demonstration projects and to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for the
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say Milan fashionistas

By Sophie Hardach
MILAN (Reuters) Milan fash-
ion week is resisting calls for
a ban on underweight models
amid a debate on super-thin
girls and eating disorders
that has gripped the public
but elicits bored yawns from
Madrid earlier this month
asked models below a certain
weight to stay away from its
shows, but on the catwalks in

Milan there were plenty of girls
with stick-thin arms and gaunt
Mario Boselli, head of the
Italian fashion industry's cham-
ber of commerce, told Reuters
on Tuesday there were no plans
to copy Madrid.
Speaking on the phone be-
tween fashion shows, he said he
had seen "maybe one girl aniong
a hundred" that could be defined
as too skinny and that there was
no need for regulations.

Media had reported that
Milan was adopting its own
set of rules to protect models,
but Boselli said those regula-
tions were merely part of Ital-
ian law, were not new and
had nothing to do with the
weight issue.
"There's been a misunder-
standing. We follow the Italian
labor law, which means that un-
derage models must have a
health certificate, show that
they attend school and be ac-

companies. But that applies to
all minors, not just models," he
Burberry's designer Christo-
pher Bailey, celebrating back-
stage with a crowd including his
model friend Stella Tennant, a
lean and towering mother-of-
four, also opposed specific
"I don't think it's so
simple, I'm very thin and I eat
like a horse...l think it's some-
thing we all have to be con-
scious and sensible about, we
have to use common sense," he
When asked whether he had
ever refused to employ a model
because she was too thin, he de-

lined to comment further.
At the 1980s-inspired show
of Dolce & Gabbana's D&G la-
bel, girls with stork-like legs
ending in chunky platform
shoes trotted down the catwalk,
their tiny waists narrowed even
further by tightly girded belts
and corsets.
Backstage before the
show, 18-year-old Heather
Marks from Canada, her frag-
ile frame huddled in a big
black jacket, said she person-
ally had never felt pressure to
stay thin.
"This season there are a lot
of really thin girls. So many of
the new girls are 14 so they are
going to be super-thin because
they haven't reached puberty,"
she said.
Marks was sitting in a cor-
ner reading Shakespeare's Mid-
summer Night's Dream for
school while around her, make-

up artists and hair stylists
buzzed over dozens of big-eyed,
porcelain-skinned models.
"You do see a lot of
girls, mostly Russian,
where you don't know if
they're naturally thin,"
Marks added.
But speaking to models
from Russia and Eastern Europe
at another fashion show, the re-
sponse was always the same: we
are naturally thin, we have
never felt any pressure to lose
"We're tall I'm 1.80
meters so it wouldn't look
good if I were big," said 22-
year-old Ekaterina
Kashyntsera, a striking
Ukrainian with short, dark
hair who said she exercised
and ate healthily to stay in
shape. "But it's your own
choice. If you don't want to,
you can leave."


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Lymphatic Filariasis is a disabling disease which affects many
persons particularly those living in the tropical areas such as
Guyana. It is spread from human to human through mosquitoes.
Many people can be infected with Filaria and not realise it, as it can
take a number of years to show signs and symptoms.

There is a global programme to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis from
countries affected by the disease by the year 2020. In the
Caribbean and Americas only the Dominican Republic, Haiti,
Guyana and some parts of Brazil are affected. This programme is
supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO),
World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Centre for
Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the Arab Fund for Economic
and Social Development (AFESD) and the Department for
International Development in the United Kingdom (DFID). It
seeks to eliminate the disease through the use of tablets or
through fortifying regular salt with Diethylcarbamazine (DEC), a
preparation that kills the filaria worm in the blood and stops the
disease before the signs and symptoms develop. The Guyana
strategy, as determined by the Ministry of Health, is to eliminate
filariasis through the use of DEC Salt which was introduced in
Guyana in 2003.

Ever since then, there have been a number of unanswered
questions about the LF programme and DEC salt.

This advertorial aims to clarify misconceptions,
dispel myths and give facts on Filaria & DEC salt.

Filaria is the name we give to Lymphatic Filariasis,
an infection caused by small threadlike worms
that live in the blood stream. /

In Guyana, Filaria is also known as


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Filaria spreads from person to person by mosquito bites.
The Filarial worms can live in the blood stream and body for
years without showing any signs of the infection.

The mosquito
bites another
person and
p-asses the
Filaria worm into
their blood
. stream and they
become infected
'With Filaria

A mosquito bites a
person already
infected with


Not everyone who is infected with the filaria worms will develop or
show symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are not visible until the
late stages of the infection.
However in some people the infection can cause:
* Attacks of fever & pain known as filaria crisis or flare up
* Swelling of the:
lymph nodes in the groin or armpit '
arms or legs big foot or elephantiasis
scrotum urogenital disease / hydrocele/
breast (in women)
Urine to become a milky colour

Remember many diseases and infections have similar effects
on the body.

However if you feel you have
any of the symptoms of
Filaria, you should contact
your nearest

Health Facility or
\ Doctor

for diagnosis and treatment if necessary.

There is NO CURE for Filaria, but it can be
and there are ways of treating persons already showing
signs of the disease.

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There is a global programme to eliminate Filaria through:

PREVENTION stopping the spread of infection

There are two ways of stopping the spread of Filaria:

* By treating the entire population with a single
dose of two drugs, given together once yearly for 4-6 years.

* By adding a very small amount off
DEC to regular sal+' which is
just enough to kil4the worms,
that cause FilQria,

The goal of prevention is to protect
persons from becoming infected,
by breaking the cycle of infection
between mosquitoes and humans.





The Ministry of Health supported by PAHO/WHO and CDC, has
introduced DEC salt nationally. All persons living or visiting Guyana
need to use DEC salt which will prevent the transmission of filaria
worms between mosquitoes and humans, so stopping the spread of
the infection in Guyana.

DEC is a shortened term of Diethylcarbamazine, which is a
preparation that kills the filaria worms in the blood stream.

DEC salt is made by the same producers
who supply regular salt to the
country. DEC Salt is currently
produced in Jamaica.

DEC salt is made especially with
providing triple protection:

1. DEC


- against Filaria

- against Iodine
deficiencies Goitre

3. FLUORIDE against dental cavities

DEC salt tastes the same and does not change the
taste or colour of the food.

DEC salt is safe and effective and has been used to get
rid of Filaria in other countries such as China,
India, Haiti, Tanzania and some parts of Brazil.

Filaria is a disease that affects tropical countries. It has been
eliminated in most of the Caribbean and South America, remaining
only in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guyana and some parts of
Brazil. It is not usually found in the United States, Canada,
England, other countries in Europe, and as a result there is no need
for DEC Salt in these countries.

The Ministry of Health's policy to use DEC Salt to prevent Filaria
in Guyana is based on the following facts:

* The option of a tablet distribution system requires that every
one across the country take two tablets during a determined
period once a year for 4-6 years. Due to the size of our
country and other factors it would be challenging to manage a
tablet distribution programme.

* Dec Salt programmes have proven to be quite successful as
shown in pilot studies conducted in Brazil, Tanzania, India and

* Salt is one of the main ingredients in cooking and is used by
most of the population; adding DEC to salt ensures that people
get the DEC needed to prevent Filaria.

L~hy shouldIus Esat

You should use DEC salt for three (3) primary reasons -
It has:
DEC which protects you against Filaria
Iodine protects you against iodine deficiencies. Iodine is
necessary for the production of thyroid hormones in the body.
Thyroid hormones are responsible for the healthy development of
many body parts, in particular the developing brain. If the body
doesn't receive an adequate supply of iodine it causes Iodine
Deficiency Disorders (IDD) such as:

Slow development of the brain
Goitre (enlarged thyroid), and
Physical sluggishness and
slow growth

Fluoride protects you against
dental cavities. It has been found to:

Strengthen tooth enamel
Reduce the effects of plaque
Prevent cavities from developing
Limit the growth of existing cavities
Prevent cavities from forming at the roots of teeth when
gums start to recede.

Fluoride has been identified as one of the simplest, most useful
and cheap ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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By Michael Conlon
CHICAGO (Reuters) So the
prodigal son is coming for
dinner. Or maybe its time to
whip up the kind of snack I
that made John the Baptist a
wild man.
No problem check out The
That's what authors An-
thony Chiffolo and New Yorkt
priest Rayner Hesse Jr. spent .. &
the last few years doing, pour -
ing over several versions of the
book to cook up the newly pub-
lished 'Cooking With The Bible
Biblical Food, Feasts and
The fact that the Bible re-
ally has only one recipe for
bread did not deter them with
their 386-page book offering 18
meals mixing in scriptural text \
and history lessons.
While the meals and many in-
gredients take their text from the
Biblical settings and history, cooks
need not fear being limited by the
grains and fruits of old.
The marinated duck with
juniper and almond sauce, for
instance, has cooks tossing in a
cup of Grand Marnier and a half
cup of gin. That recipe is part
of a feast that the Old Testa-
ment Joseph might have had
with his betraying brothers
when they came to fetch him
back from exile. '
For the purist, however, the
book offers a chance to measure ,
and divide just like the old days ..
in minas, pims, cubits and -
handbreaths. Those and other
Biblical weights and measures
appear in a chart alongside
today's equivalents.
"We tried to look at lots
and lots of traditions ... to get a
wide variety to make sure all of
this can be prepared now in a
modern kitchen," said Chiffolo,
editorial director at Praeger
Publishers, a classics scholar
who has written several books..
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honie. You don't have to go
out in the back yard and dig
a pit. This is a cookbook, a
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year-old son transformed a kid who
simply loved music into a reggae artiste
who has trod the rocky road to fame
and has remained humbled by his experiences.
The guitar-strumming kid, Jepther McClymont, morphed into
Luciano the bearer of light one of the most respected reggae stars
who has captivated millions with conscious lyrics borne out of a
deep spirituality.
hi a testimony to the strides Guyana has made in the music in-
dustry, Luciano is the highest profiled musician who has graced these
shores to record at a local studio. The Jamaican left Guyana late last
month after recording his 36th album under the Vizion Sounds label,
home of Guyana's own First Born. The album which is currently
being produced at the Robb Street, Georgetown studio features four-
teen new tracks and is expected to be a hit, as is customary with
most of his releases.
He sat down with the Sunday Chronicle during his last day at
Vizion Sounds, and spoke of his early years, the challenges on the
road to stardom, and his plans for the future.

Father's guitar gift can

There's no doubt of his father's influence on his life, even though
the older McClymont died a short year after that symbolic presen-
tation to his son of a guitar he had crafted.
"He made a guitar for me when I was ten years old... He died
when I was just eleven...It's like he was actually carving my des-
in\ M.,-tically I would have to say my father was my first men-
iir. ihe reggae artiste said,
IhI lather was very religious man, an Adventist Evangelist, as
Lu min,, describes him, who instilled in his young son righteous val-
ue: respect for the Bible and love for fellow men. Today, that love
constinih increases as is evident from his lifestyle. Luciano is now
ain .d. oca.e for "Jah'. his reggac-style music being the main medium
iii N-i ,.,1C.isting biblical messages, and shedding a positive light in
the Ii, es 'fa universal audience.
I it, now 42, readily admits that he misses his dad dearly,
.and 11hin.. of him as if he was by his side just yesterday.
I Ic slill lives in inc. I still hold the principles and values he
insriled in me. When I think of him it feels like he was here with me
Jusi yesterday," he said.
Like many a singer, and bearing in mind his religious
foundation, Luciano first tested his talent in the church, and
soon began serenading audiences at school concerts and those
staged by the Davey Town Youth Club, a village group of which
he was a valued member.
His -s.'thine voice and childhood innocence made him the dar-
ling il Manchester. Jamaica.
The journey through school was fulfilling and he achieved
excellence in English Language, Mathematics and Biology among
other subjects at the CXC/GCE '0O' Level examinations be-
fore studying Electrical Engineering at the tertiary level.
Music, however, was always on his mind, and he
vowed to cam a spot on the %iage. singing reggae, the sound
he always loved.
"I grew up listening to Bob Marley, Denis Brown,
Burning Spear and such artistes, and from my early child-
hood days I was fascinated by reggae music," he re-
Luciano migrated from Daveytown, a small village
in the rural Jamaican parish, Manchester, to big city,
. Kingston, searching for a job and a breakthrough on the
competitive reggae scene, but to no avail. He returned to
Manchester and sold oranges in the marketplace for three
years, his guitar as his perennial partner.
He said it was in the eventful marketplace, when he
had just become an adult, that he realized the power of
words. That realisation led to his exploration of lyrical com-
positions accompanied by his strumming guitar.
From the depths of his soul he knew he was destined
for a career in music, and at age 21, he returned to the big
city with confidence, vowing not to go back home until he
.' achieves his goal.
His first appearance on the big city stage as a partici-
pant in the Tastees Music Contest was quite an unpleas-
ant experience.
"Dem boo me off de stage," he exclaimed in his dis-
inclly Jamaica accent. A burst of laughter followed. "Then
there was a stampede," he recounted, finding humour in
an embarrassing experience. His laughter at the event
comes easy now that he has gone way beyond his dream.
But me hafli pull it through." he said.
Instead of suspending his mission, his choice was to get over
the disaster and prove that his sound is worth more than gold.
S Hi .i.lpted a more aggressive approach. using direct mairketling
e h. iwink researching popular recording studios.
luIT Gong Records. Aquanus Records and. Ja.inis were some of
- hi s i11p-overs, but his breakthrough came when he recorded dub plates
for Lt Kilamanjanm Sound System for a massive DJ sound clash. His
lune. i- cre hot and his voice Iresh. The rivalry ended with the highly
pr c- d kil:u ni.t. .
  • taking the sound to number one, and everyone wanting to know whose
    vn ike .i li' b rid ili inhmu i.i ,hi -pl..'.
    Popular requests for his original music encouraged Luciano
    to launch a more aggressive self-marketing campaign. His friend,
    RickeN Trooper, introduced him to Earl Hayes, a music producer
    of Aquarius Records and shortly after, Luciano's rendition of Stevie
    Wonder's 'Ebony to Ivory' was released in 1992.
    S I-.'las,29 years old andilwasi4oing.upholstering. I was work-


    'He made a guitar for me when I
    was ten years old.. He died when
    I was just eleven... It's like he was
    actually carving my destiny.
    Mystically I would have to say my
    father was m first mentor...

    ing and I heard the song on the radio... The DJ said "there is a new
    singer in town... his name is Luciano". The artiste said he paused
    from his work to inform his friends that his song was on the radio,
    but they doubted him.
    He subsequently met Sky High of Mau Mau Productions and
    recorded more sing-overs of lyrics by Wonder and Bob Marley, but
    it was not until he met and developed a friendship with the legend-
    ary Freddie McGregor of New Name studios that he struck gold.
    He recorded a few lovers' rock, with his single 'Shake it up to-
    night' which catapulted him to the top of the UK charts for eight
    long weeks in early 1994. This achievement led to him recording an
    album carrying the same name, with 'Shake it up' as its hit song.
    He earned a chance to record with Phillip 'Fattis' Burrell's
    Xterminator label and on October 7 1993, released his first hardcore
    culture album, 'Moving up', featuring popular hits 'Poor and Simple'
    and 'Chant Out', which also became hits in the UK.
    It was then 'Back to Africa', followed by 'One Way Ticket'.
    and a series of other rewarding albums followed. 'Back To Africa'
    featured another remarkable collection and included hit singles
    'Wicked Haffe Run Way', 'Neighbourhood Watch', and the precious
    lovers' rock 'Time Is The Master'.
    Included all-time favourites 'Neighbourhood Watch'. 'One way
    Ticket', 'God Give me Strength', Sweep Over My Soul' and 'It's
    me ag fin. Jah', among others. His albums include 'Shake it up To-
    night'. 'One way Ticket', 'Where there is Life'. 'Messenger'. 'Sweep
    over n y Soul', 'New Day', 'Serious Time'. 'Serve Jah'. 'The Gideon
    and Visions', to name a few.
    Luciano later linked with Phillip Burrer soon after and re-
    cordt a few originals, among them the popular
    'Neighbourhood Watch'. One way ticket', 'Lord give me
    Strength', 'Sweep over my Soul', and 'It's me again Jah'. It
    was the latter that earned him greater respect and his career
    has since fast-tracked, driving him to become Jamaica's num-
    ber one culture artiste.
    That marked the end of Luciano's lenii-tili struggle to become a
    recording artiste, and the beginning of a new era.
    "I was almost 30... The creator wanted me to get a good foun-
    dation... I'm glad for the way it happened," he dormmented on his
    late breakthrough.

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    His quest for success continued with Luciano writing his own
    music, getting inspiration from the holy book and life itself. He
    streamed himself into the roots and culture aspect of the Jamaican
    signature, sound offering praises to the most high and protesting wick-
    edness at all levels.
    His peers have hailed him as a bridge between the traditional
    roots and culture music of earlier generations and the youthful, ex-
    plorative nature of today's cutting edge artists and producers.
    "My music is beyond the ordinary... I always wanted to have a
    spiritual approach... I've grown to respect the Bible (and) with the
    Bible as my guideline. I see myself as a spiritual singer," he said.
    As highlighted on one of his highly praised albums, this humble
    activist has been acknowledged as 'Jah Messenjah'.
    He enlightened this newspaper that it is mentioned in the Bible,
    Malachi Chapter 3, that in the last days the messenger shall come.
    He feels from the depths of his soul that his mission on earth is to
    spread God's message through reggae, touching lives and encourag-
    ing positive behaviour.
    "Like the waters that floweth in the streams, we have to overcome the
    negativity by flooding the world with positive messages... Music is his
    way of taking roots and culture to the world," he pointed out.
    For him, reggae is more than just a sound. "Reggae is a
    poor man's cry set to a rhythm... Reggae speaks for Africans
    and all humanity as well. The music has made an indelible
    mark in the world. The music is very powerful and potent in
    the unification of our people."
    He said reggae music has made its mark in the history of human-
    ity as one of the survival music of all times, but some continue to
    fight against the Jamaican rhythm because of its !ihilim, tI' bring people
    to consciousness and the fact that it protests wickedness, discrimi-
    nation and exploitation.
    Taking a firm stance on his belief he stated"...people fight against
    the roots and culture of reggae music because it's too powerful and
    it's hitting against their heart like a mallet."
    He secured many awards including the Ihaile Selassie's Award
    for Ministry Through Music, The Most Cultural Artiste Award at
    the Martines International Reggae and Soca Awards, the 2001 Tamika
    Reggae Award for best conscious artist, and his album A New Day
    was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2001.
    His plans for the future include setting up a strong founda-
    tion as a businessman in the Caribbean and Africa. His busi-
    nesses %'ill be in the lines of upholstery and fashion, and he
    will continue hosting l)i annuall 'Black History' show in Feb-
    ruary of each year. ,
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    U.S. homework outsourced as

    By Jason Szep

    BOSTON (Reuters) Private
    tutors are a luxury many
    American families cannot
    afford, costing anywhere
    between $25 to $100 an hour.
    But California mother
    Denise Robison found one
    online for $2.50 an hour in
    "It's made the biggest
    difference. My daughter is
    literally at the top of every
    single one of her classes and she
    has never done that before," said
    Robison, a single mother from
    Her 13-year-old daughter,
    Taylor, is one of 1,100
    Americans enrolled in Bangalore-
    based TutorVista. which
    launched U.S. services last
    November with a staff of 150 "e-
    tutors" mostly in India with a fee
    of $100 a month for unlimited
    Taylor took two-hour
    sessions each day for five days
    a week in math and English a
    cost that tallies to $2.50 an hour,
    a fraction of the $40 an hour
    charged by U.S.-based online
    tutors such as market leader that draw on North
    American teachers, or the usual
    $100 an hour for face-to-face
    "I like to tell people I did
    private tutoring every day for
    the cost of a fast-food meal or a
    Starbucks' coffee," Robison said.
    "We did our own form of
    summer school all summer."
    The outsourcing trend that

    fueled a boom in Asian call
    centres staffed by educated, low-
    paid workers manning phones
    around the clock for U.S. banks
    and other industries is moving
    fast into an area at the heart of
    U.S. culture: education.
    It comes at a difficult time
    for the U.S. education system:
    only two-thirds of teenagers
    graduate from high school, a
    proportion that slides to 50 per
    cent for black Americans and
    Hispanics. according to
    government statistics.
    China and India, meanwhile.
    are producing the world's largest
    number of science and
    engineering graduates at least
    five times as many as in the
    United States. where the number
    has fallen since the early 1980s.
    Parents using schools like
    Taylor's say they are doing
    whatever they can to give
    children an edge that can lead to
    better marks, better colleges and
    a better future, even if it comes
    with an Indian accent about
    9,000 miles away.

    SLANG and


    "We've changed the
    paradigm of tutoring," said
    Krishnan Ganesh, founder and
    chairman of TutorVista, which
    offers subjects ranging from
    grammar to geometry for
    children as young as six years old
    to adults in college.
    "It's not that the U.S.

    education system is not good.
    It's just that it's impossible to
    give personalised education at an
    affordable cost unless you use
    technology, unless you use the
    Internet and unless you can use
    lower-cost job centers like
    India," he said over a crackly
    Internet-phone line from
    Bangalore. "We can deliver that."
    Many of the tutors have
    masters degrees in their subjects,
    said Ganesh. On average, they
    have taught for 10 years. Each
    undergoes 60 hours of training,
    including lessons on how to
    speak in a U.S. accent and how
    to decipher American slang.
    They are schooled on U.S.
    history and state curricula,
    and work in mini-call centres
    or from their homes across
    India. One operates out of
    Hong Kong, teaching the
    Chinese language.
    As with other Indian e-
    tutoring firms such as Growing
    Stars Inc., students log on to
    TutorVista's Web site and are
    assigned lessons by tutors who
    communicate using voice-over-
    Internet technology and an
    instant messaging window. They
    share a simulated whiteboard on
    their computers.
    Denise Robison said Taylor
    had trouble understanding her
    tutor's accent at first. "Now that
    she is used to it, it doesn't
    bother her at all," she said.
    TutorVista launched a
    British service in August and
    Ganesh said he plans to expand
    into China in December to tap
    demand for English lessons from

    China's booming middle class. In
    2007, he plaris to launch
    Spanish-language lessons and
    build on Chinese and French
    lessons already offered.
    A New Delhi tutoring
    company, Educomp Solutions
    Ltd., estimates the U.S. tutoring
    market at billionn and growing.
    Online companies, both from the
    United States and India, are
    looking to tap millions of dollars
    available to firms under the U.S.
    No Child Left Behind Act for
    remedial tutoring.
    Teachers unions hope to
    stop that from happening.
    "Tutoring providers must
    keep in frequent touch with not
    only parents but classroom
    teachers and we believe there is
    greater difficulty in an offshore
    tutor doing that," said Nancy
    Van Meter, a director at the
    American Federation of
    But No Child Left Behind.
    a signature Bush administration
    policy, encourages competition
    among tutoring agencies and
    leaves the door open for offshore
    tutors, said Diane Stark Rentner
    of the Center on Education
    Policy in Washington.
    "The big test is whether
    the kids are actually learning.
    Until you answer that, I don't
    know if you can pass
    judgment on whether this is
    a good or bad way to go," she

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    number of science and engineering graduates at least five times as many as in the United States, where the number has
    fallen since the early 1980s. (Sherwin Crasto/Reuters) ,,..

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    DEC salt is used in the same way that regular salt is used in the
    preparation and preservation of foods.
    It does not change the colour or flavour of the food.

    Preparing fruits & vegetables

    Making Cakes & Pastries

    Cooking Pasta, Rice & Vegetables


    Preparing Potato Fries,
    Plantain Chips & Pickles


    How wil6we kowiwhn Guyana

    Assessments will be done across the country to determine the
    level of infection. When the levels of infection drop to specific
    levels set by the WHO, Guyana would be declared free of Filaria.

    [Wh shoud usDE Sal]

    All persons living in and or visiting Guyaria should use DEC Salt.
    When everyone uses DEC Salt it ensures that the f ilaria worm is no
    longer passed to humans and as such transmission is stopped.

    When the entire family or household continually uses DEC salt it
    prevents all family members from becoming infected or passing
    the infection to other members of the family.

    DEC Salt should be used as you would regular salt, replacing your
    empty pack with another until the end of the programme is

    Babies and children should use DEC salt because, in most cases,
    people become infected when they are children. They are often
    not aware of the infection because the signs and symptoms of
    Filaria (swelling of legs etc.) may appear approximately ten (10) to
    fifteen (15) years after they would have been initially infected.
    So, a person infected at five (5) years old may begin to see the
    swelling of the arms, for example, at age 20. By that time, he / she
    would have the disease which cannot be cured at that stage.

    bEC SALT
    IS SAFE!

    The decision to use DEC salt lies with the doctor and is dependent
    on the health of the mother, e.g. a mother suffering from high
    blood pressure would be advised not to use salt. However, there is
    no evidence that shows that DEC salt is dangerous to pregnant
    women. DEC salt has been used in various countries for a number
    of years and to date there have not been any reported cases of
    harm to either mother or child.

    YES DEC salt can be used along with other medications. The
    amount of DEC in the salt is so small that it has no reaction with
    drugs or medications.

    Since Filaria is spread by mosquitos, keeping your environment
    free from mosquitoes and their breeding sites, will help to prevent
    you, your family and neighbours from becoming infected.
    * Sleeping under mosquito nets, especially pregnant women and
    children under five years old,
    Screening doors and windows of the house,
    Burning mosquito coils and using repellents, and
    Keeping the physical environment clean and free of mosquito
    breeding sites, that is
    clearing drains and canals to avoid stagnant
    water, weeding the grass,
    removing used tyres, plant pots and other
    receptacles that collect water,
    refilling the land with sand and other
    similar materials among others.


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    NO DEC Salt cannot cure a person already showing signs of the
    disease. DEC Salt prevents Filaria as it kills the filarial worms
    that live in the blood.

    CARE The CARE method eases the suffering and disability of
    those already showing signs of the infection:

    Washing with soap and water twice a day removes
    dirt and bacteria.

    Applying antiseptic or antibiotic cream to breaks and
    cuts, and antifungal cream between toes will treat
    and prevent infections.

    Raising your infected leg(s) day and night
    will help reduce swelling.

    Exercising while sitting or standing, by
    moving your feet back and forth or
    around in a circle, will help lymphatic

    I IfI minete it iraw msholngft
    ,Ith Iiia.ueofDE alt an xec-eu

    The baby worms can disappear in
    three (3) to six (6) months
    after continuous use of DEC salt.

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    4llor Is ti re

    Yes, sometimes DEC Salt can change colour. This colour change,
    however, does not affect the taste or safety of the salt.

    When DEC salt is exposed to moisture in the air it can change the
    colour of the salt. This happens because the anti-caking agent,
    which is added to prevent the salt from getting sticky, and DEC
    react with moisture in the air or steam from the pot when cooking.
    This anti caking agent is added to all salt and sometimes affects
    the colour of regular salt.

    Nonetheless, this colour change
    does not affect the
    taste or safety of DEC Salt.

    f unSalta

    Ia DECsal cue m o

    DEC Salt cannot cure a person of any other disease. It is solely
    for the prevention of Filaria.

    CnI get therdisasesfro
    theuseofEC alt

    Using DEC Salt does not cause any other diseases. DEC Salt is only
    for the prevention of Filaria.

    I e f o u I D

    NO ONE



    'Persons live safer lives after using DEC salt, because DEC salt will
    kill any Filaria worms passed to them by an infected mosquito.

    Produced by

    Ministr~p Helth in ollabo atinwt AHO/WH;uyn
    andth Cnte0fr isase6CntolandPevnin CC)S S


    DEC salt has been given to millions of people the world over and
    there have not been any reported cases of side effects.

    Some persons have complained of fever, headache, muscle aches,
    and fatigue.

    These reactions are NOT caused by the use of the DEC salt, but
    may be a result of the body ridding itself of the worms in cases
    where persons were infected as is the case when worm medicine
    is given.


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    S'undy Chronicle"October"1, 2006 PageXV I1

    Earth may be at warmest


    By Deborah Zabarenko,
    Environment Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters)
    Earth may be close to the
    warmest it has been in the
    last million years, especially
    in the part of the Pacific

    Ocean where potentially vio-
    lent El Nino weather patterns
    are born, climate scientists
    reported last week.
    This doesn't necessarily
    mean there will be more frequent
    El Ninos which can disrupt
    normal weather around the

    world but could well mean that
    these wild patterns will be
    stronger when they occur, said
    James Hansen of NASA's
    Goddard Institute for Space
    Studies in New York City.
    The El Nino phenomenon is
    an important factor in monitor-

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    as Hurricane John makes its way up Mexico's Pacific coastline August 31, 2006. Picture taken
    with an ultra-wide angle lens. Earth may be close to the warmest it has been in the last
    million years, especially in the part of the Pacific Ocean where potentially violent El Nino weather
    pattems are bom, climate scientists reported on Monday. (Mario Castillo/Reuters)

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    I The employee subsequently sent medical certificates to m 1 I
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    former employee's NI$, during the period of employment.
    No employee will be allowed to suffer or be denied a benefit
    based on an employer's non-compliance with the completion
    of the relevant documentation. The employer's statement of
    earnings must accompany the first claim for benefit. As the, ',
    former employer, you are required by law to provide the requisite
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    ing global warming, according to
    a paper by Hansen and col-
    leagues published in the current
    Proceedings of the National
    Academy of Sciences.
    El Ninos can push tempera-
    tures higher than they might or-
    dinarily be. This happened in
    1998 when a so-called "super El
    Nino" helped heat the Earth to
    a record high.
    What is significant, the sci-
    entists wrote, is that 2005 was
    in the same temperature range

    as 1998, and probably was the
    warmest year ever, with no sign
    of the warm surface water in the
    eastern equatorial Pacific typi-
    cal of an El Nino.
    The waters of the western
    equatorial Pacific are warmer
    than in the eastern equatorial
    Pacific, and the difference in
    temperature between these two
    areas could produce greater tem-
    perature swings between the
    normal weather pattern and El
    Nino, they wrote.
    They blamed this phenom-
    enon on global warming that is
    affecting the surface of the west-
    ern Pacific before it affects the
    deeper water.

    Overall, Earth is within 1.8

    degrees F (1 degree C) of its
    highest temperature levels in the
    past million years, Hansen and
    the others wrote. They noted a
    recent steep rise in average tem-
    peratures, with global surface
    temperatures increasing about
    0.4 degrees F (0.2 degrees C)
    for each of the last three de-
    Scientists attribute this rise
    to human activities, notably the
    release into the atmosphere of
    greenhouse gases notably car-
    bon dioxide which let in sun-
    light and trap its heat like the
    glass walls of a greenhouse.
    Human-caused global warm-
    ing influences El Ninos much as
    it sways tropical storms, the
    scientists wrote.
    "The effect on frequency

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    Sunday Chronicle October 1, 2006

    Page XVH



    Maintains Food Security

    in Pomeroon

    CREATIVENESS combined
    with shrewd business
    negotiation skills and
    technology transfer in agro
    processing have assisted the
    women of the Pomeroon
    Small Cottage Association in
    their quest to alleviate
    poverty and employment
    creation through the use of
    traditional knowledge and
    modified technology to
    harness the sun's energy.
    Today, thirteen women
    from the Pomeroon Small Cot-
    tage Association (PSCA) have
    been able to expand their agro
    processing production and im-
    prove the quality of their prod-
    ucts as a result of the construc-
    tion of a solar dryer designed by
    Mohammed Faroze, Research
    Scientist, National Agricultural

    Research Institute (NARI) with
    funding provided by the Poor
    Rural Community Support Ser-
    vice Project (PRCSSP). The So-
    lar Dryer which was con-
    structed from materials available
    locally has the capacity to pro-
    duce a maximum of fifteen hun-
    dred poui.ds of carambola fruit
    According to Vilma Da
    Silva, President. PSCA. the new
    facility is excellent since it is
    hygienic, environmental
    friendly, low cost. efficient and
    allows for the production of a
    standardised product which is
    marketable in a competitive en-
    vironment. "The combination of
    our traditional knowledge, modi-
    fied technology and training we
    received from NARI. we have
    been to produce a better qual-

    ity product. The products are
    designed attractively and in or-
    der to maintain their attractive-
    ness, the controlled drying pro-
    cess which we no enjoy by us-
    ing the solar dryer allows the re-
    tention of their shape and tex-
    ture to ensure quality and mar-
    ketability," she said.
    She noted that prior to the
    construction of the solar dryer.
    the quality and quantity of their
    products were affected since ba-
    sic outdoor drying facilities
    were utilised which were af-
    fected tremendously by the
    changing weather patterns
    among other factors. "Before
    time, we were doing open sun-
    drying which was exposed to
    flies and not healthy. Now we
    can produce a unique standard
    of product with the solar dryer


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    because it is enclosed and away
    from flies and dust."
    In expressing NARI's con-
    gratulations to the PSCA, Dr.
    0. Homenauth, Director,
    NARI, stressed that the Insti-
    tute is willing to provide tech-
    nical assistance for the estab-
    lishment of the small industry
    aimed at agro processing.
    "PSCA is the epitome of
    Guyanese especially women
    working to maintain food secu-
    rity in Guyana. The role of
    women and the development of
    the value added products cannot
    be undermined as we embrace
    the challenges of globalisation."
    He further urged farmers and
    other entrepreneurs to utilise the
    services of NARI Mobile Agro
    Processing Facility. "Members
    of the agricultural community
    should utilise the services of the
    Mobile Agro Processing Facility
    to maximise their profit through
    the production of value added
    products. The use of the facil-
    ity is free of cost."

    Specialised in the produc-
    tion of exotic, spicy and tasty
    cooking sauces, mango chut-
    ney, cherry and Malacca
    cashew wine which is used as
    a preservative for the fruits
    we use to make the cake,
    PSCA is flavouring the mar-
    ket locally with their cook-
    ing sauces and processed
    products marketed under the
    label 'POMPRO'.
    The organisation was
    formed primarily to reduce the
    spoilage of the excessive fruits
    and vegetables produced in the
    Pomeroon area and to supple-
    ment the income of women to
    provide adequately for their
    children's education by becom-
    ing involved in agro processing.
    "This initiative to become in-
    volved in agro processing was
    to provide a ready market for
    small farmers produce. create
    additional employment for com-
    munity residents, increasing the
    skills based on the community
    and encourage farmers to expand

    their cultivation of fruits and
    vegetable whereby they can earn
    better income to develop their
    children's education and social
    Still in its embryonic
    form, Da Silva explained that
    PSCA maintains its
    production and financial
    security through labor and
    financial contribution from

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    Trainees in the Transport and Harbours Department.

    Entry Requirements

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    EnglishA, Mathematics and Geography and or Integrated Science.
    CXC General Proficiency in three (3) subjects inclusive of English A. Mathematics.
    Integrated Science and a Certificate/Diploma in Marine Studies from any recognized
    Maritime Training Stitute.
    Certificate of Marine Training from Transport and Harbours Department, plus the
    Harbour License and/or Certificate of Competency as a Coastal Mate.

    Candidates must be eighteen (18) years on/or before June 01, 2006, but not exceeding
    age twenty-five on/or before December 31.2006.

    Candidates will undergo training for a period of five (5) years with the view of
    absorption in the Marine Section as a Ship's Captain.

    Candidates will be m quhillnto write an examination each y.ear a f'r the end of the

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    (tWmmiu l Manager
    jlliraport & HarlhoummDepartment
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    Kii ton. Geor1town.

    Closing date tIr applications is on October (- 2t106 at 15:OC .ii. Consideration will
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    Page XVIHII

    Sunday Chronicle October 1, 2006

    Sunday Chronicle October 1, 2006

    Medical Biotechnology Part

    15 Pharmacogenomics 6

    Glimpses of Pharmacogenomics in
    clinical practice
    THE last five articles in this column covered our introduction
    to pharmacogenomics, one of the new and most exciting frontiers
    of modem medicine. We have discussed aspects of the following:

    What pharmacogenomics is
    What pharmacogenetics is
    Brief insight to the historical origins of
    Subtle differences between pharmacogenomics and phar-
    macogenetics for the layperson
    Basic background on the world of "-omics"
    The scope and relevance of pharmacogenomics in health
    Examples of pharmacogenomics with some emphasis on
    the Cytochrome P450 system
    Adverse drug reactions
    Some basic reference to human genetics and personalisedd
    Relevance of pharmacogenomics in achieving the Millen-

    nium Development Goals
    Importance of
    netics in regulating
    idiomorphisms and adverse drug
    Some basic
    lessons of
    The human characteristics
    we inherit from our parents, un-
    der the basic "laws of genetics"
    through the full complement of
    our genes (individual genome)
    and influenced by the environ-
    ment are manifested in our
    physical attributes (pheno-
    type). Such individual genetic
    characteristics predispose each
    of us to react differently in the
    way we breakdown drugs we
    ingest. Some of us may have ad-
    verse reactions because of a ge-
    netic/hereditary variation (poly-
    morphism or mutation).
    In the United States, ad-
    verse drug reactions accounted
    for 2.2 million hospitalisations
    and approximately 100,000
    deaths per year based on a 1998
    survey report (according to an
    article in the journal
    Pharmacogenomics volume 5
    published in 2004).
    The foods we consume


    From page XVIII
    its members. "We are functioning from one of the member's home to raise a working capital.
    The working capital we have at present in the association's account is made up of contribution
    from group members started from twenty thousand per person to join the group. This money
    was not paid in total but how the women could have afforded but a maximum of six month
    grace period after which we opened a bank account. On a monthly basis we contribute five
    hundred dollars as a membership fee. Each member provides labour daily and whatever profit
    we gain, it is equally divided among the members."
    At present, PSCA emphasises the valued added products of commodities such as carambola.
    cherries, Malacca cashews and mango but for the member of PSCA, their products are not only a
    source of income but capture Essequibians' culinary secrets and boast of the freshness of their
    products. "Right now we are getting two products from the carambola; a seasoning sauce and the
    fruit. Before drying the fruit, it is allowed to soak for a few days to rid the acidity and then boiled
    for over 24 hours in a sugar solution under slow fire. After extracting the fruits, we add peppers,
    celery, and thyme to the solution to create a seasoning sauce that can be used for marinating meals
    and also as a bar- b- que sauce. All the ingredients used in the sauce are grown in the Pomeroon
    area," the PSCA said.
    Filled with ambition and entrepreneurial spirit, PSCA is working ardently to rehabilitate
    the once functional processing facility at Charity to further expand their production capacity
    with the aim of inhibiting the regional markets. "At present the seasoning sauce is being sold
    throughout the Essequibo Coast and Port Kaituma and there are plans for exportation to
    Demerara, berbice and further a field. Actually right now we are trying to rehabilitate the
    once functional processing facility. It became defunct since in the 1980. This will allow use to
    increase our production capacity and further create jobs for more residents in the pomeroon
    area," the organisation said.
    l0edi to,


    From page VI
    night. She said that she never
    went to the back of Alexander
    Village with him. The appel-
    lant met this denial by tell-
    ing Corporal Dundas that he
    could tell him the kind of un-
    derwear she was wearing.
    Confronted with such a
    challenge, Jarvis for the first
    time told of having been raped.
    According to Justice Rennie,
    "It is in that setting that the jury
    had to decide whether or not
    Jarvis consented to the
    intercourse with the appellant. It
    does not appear anywhere in that
    setting that Jarvis made a
    complaint to S.R.C. Albert or to
    Corporal Dundas or to anyone
    else that she was raped. Her
    answer to the appellant's
    challenge is clearly not a
    complaint. If she had complained,
    that fact could he taken into
    account to show that she was
    con sistic;! in her condl cl ;iand i

    could also be taken into account
    to negative consent.
    "But as we have already
    pointed out, she did not com-
    plain; what she did was by way
    of face-saving; and could not, in
    any way, (constitute) negative
    "The only other evidence
    that deals with the question
    of consent is that of a medi-
    cal witness who examined
    Jarvis and found slight
    generalised tenderness of her
    vagina and expressed the
    opinion that such tenderness
    is never caused by inter-
    course by consent.
    "On the other hand, another
    medical witness called by the
    defence disagreed with the opin-
    ion expressed by the other doc-
    "The qucslion n0w arises
    what this court should tio in l
    case of thal kind. Except in ex-
    ceptional circliuCslances, a .Courl'
    (d Appeta will nol upci Ihc'

    verdict of a jury for their simple
    reason thatl the jury had the op-
    portunity of hearing and seeing
    the witnesses when giving their
    "We consider this an excep-
    tional case and one coming
    within the provisions of section
    16 (1) of the Federal Supreme
    Court (Appeals) Ordinance,
    1958, which provides:
    "The Federal Supreme
    Court, on any such appeal
    against conviction, shall allow
    the appeal if they think that the
    verdict of the jury should be set
    aside on the ground that it is un-
    reasonable or cannot be sup-
    ported having regard to the evi-
    Justice Rennie ruled:
    "This is a conviction that we
    think cannot safely be al-
    lowed to stand. The appeal is
    accordingly allowed, the con-
    vicdion quashed and the sen-
    tence set aside. Appeal al-

    can affect some enzymes dif-
    ferently. We gave several ex-
    amples of the cytochrome
    P450 enzymes and the effect
    of the different variations of
    the CYP genes on the inhibi-
    tory or inductive effect of
    particular foods such as bar-
    becued meats, broccoli and
    brussel sprouts on the spe-
    cific CYP enzyme variants.,
    There is no doubt that a num-

    her of our local vegetables
    may have yet to be discov-
    ered impact on the CYP
    genes and hence the related
    enzymes. Various plant fla-
    vonoids have genetic and en-
    zymatic expression effects
    on mammalian cells with im-
    plications for inflammation,
    heart disease and cancer
    (Pharmacological Reviews
    volume 52 published in


    Our Genes and
    our disease risks
    The involvement of our
    genes in our susceptibility to

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    Urban Development Programme
    Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    Computer Equipment and Accessories
    Date: September 14. 2006
    Loan: N": 1021/SF-GY
    Invitation for Bids N": 12 /2006

    1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic Guyana has received financing from the
    Inter-American Development Bank towards the cost of the Urban Development
    Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
    eligible payments under the contract for the Supply of Computer Equipment and
    Accessories for which this Invitation for Bids is issued.

    2. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, acting through the Ministry
    of Local Government and Regional Development, Fort Street, Kingston. Georgetown.
    Guyana (hereinafter called "Employer"), now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders of
    IDB member countries for the Supply of Computer Equipment and Accessories. The
    Computer Equipment and Accessories have been separated into Lots, and Bidders may
    bid for all or any selected Lot (s). Separate Bids must be completed for each Lot.

    3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding
    Documents at the address below as of 19"' September. 2006. and may purchase a set of
    bidding documents by a written application or applying in person between 08:30 and
    16:00 hours, Monday to Thursday and between 08:30 and 15:00 hours on Friday, except
    on public holidays, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Five Thousand Guyana
    Dollars (GS5,000). The method of payment will be by cash or manager's cheque payable
    to the "Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government & Regional
    Development". It will not be necessary to make the request in person to receive a
    complete set of bidding documents, since these can be sent by mail. Applications should
    be addressed to:

    The Project Coordinator
    Urban Development Programme
    7 Broad & Charles Streets. Charlestown
    Georgetown, Guyana
    Tele #: 592-225-2062 Fax. #: 592-225-0506
    E-mail: udpfa'

    4. Bids MUST be accompanied by a Bid Security, in an acceptable form, of not less that
    one percent ("1) of the bid price, must he ('IF Georgetown. Guyana and must be valid for
    ninety (90) days.

    5. Bid must be placed in a scaled envelope, and marked on the outside at the top right hand
    corner "Supply of Computer Equipment and Accessories/ Urban Development
    Programme". The envelope should be addressed to:

    The Chairman
    National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
    Ministry of Finance
    Main & Urlquhlart Streets
    Georgetown, G(nuyana

    Bids omust be placed in the Tender Box ot'the National Procurement and Tender
    Administration Board at the address nentlioned abo\ before 09:00 hours on
    October 10, 2006, It will not be necessary lto submit Hids in person since they
    mav be sent by mail. I Howeer the l mplo\ cr\\ ill notl b responsible forbids not
    rccei ed thercotbefl re the time intd date specified lfor receipt ot'Bids. Iate bids
    will be rejected and returned unopened.

    6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those bidders'
    representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday
    October 10, 2006 in the lBoardroom of' the National Procurement and Tender
    Administration. Ministry of Finance. Main & Ulrquhart Streets. (iortgetow\ n. Guyana.

    7. Bidders registered in Guvana MlUST submit a valid certificl:te of compliance from the
    National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the (GuV'ana Revenue A\utlhoritv (GRA). failure 1,
    do so will lead toa disqualification of those Bids.

    Per i:manenlt Secll tar
    Minisltr\ ol Loct'al G(io\ I'rnU nl t : Regional lDc\ hlopmcnlt

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    "A fig for Rizzio!" cried she, tossing her head with all its
    curls, as she moved to the piano. "It is my opinion the fid-
    dler David must have been an inspired sort of fellow; I like
    black Bothwell better: to my mind a man is nothing without a
    spice of the devil in him; and history may say what it will of
    James Hepburn, but I have a notion, he was just the sort of
    wild, fierce, bandit hero whom I could have consented to gift
    with my hand."
    "Gentlemen, you hear! Now which of you most resembles
    Bothwell?" cried Mr. Rochester.
    "I should say the preference lies with you," responded
    Colonel Dent.
    "On my honour, I am much obliged to you," was the re-
    Miss Ingram, who had now seated herself with proud
    grace at the piano, spreading out her snowy robes in queenly
    amplitude, commenced a brilliant prelude; talking meantime.
    She appeared to be on her high horse to-night; both her
    words and her air seemed intended to excite not only the ad-
    miration, but the amazement of her auditors: she was evidently
    bent on striking them as something very dashing and daring
    !'h.1I am so sick of the young men of the present day!"
    exclhiied she, rattling away at the instrument. "Poor, puny
    things, not fit to stir a step beyond papa's park gates: nor to
    go evedosp far without mama's permission and guardianship!
    Creatures so absorbed in care about their pretty faces, and
    their' white hands, and their small feet: as if a man had any-
    thing to do with beauty! As if loveliness were not the spe-
    cial prerogative of woman her legitimate appanage and heri-
    tage! I grant an ugly woman is a blot on the fair face of cre-
    ation; but as to the gentlemen, let them be solicitous to pos-
    sess only strength and valour: let their motto be: Hunt,
    shoot, and fight: the rest is not worth a fillip. Such should
    be my device, were I a man."
    "Whenever I marry," she continued after a pause which
    none interrupted, "I am resolved my husband shall not be a
    rival, but a foil to me. I will suffer no competitor near the
    throne; I shall exact an undivided homage: his devotions shall
    not be shared between me and the shape he sees in his mir-
    ror. Mr. Rochester, now sing, and I will play for you."

    Extract from Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte

    About the Passage
    1. Have you ever spoken to any young woman who felt
    like Miss Ingram? Exactly what did Miss Ingram say to make
    you think twice about her words? What did she imply about
    the men of her day? Do you think she was right about them?
    Are there such young men around today anyhow? What
    might have given her cause to speak out?
    2. How do you see the writer's attitude towards Miss
    Ingram? Support your claim.
    3. Why do you think Miss Ingram had such an outburst?
    What makes you feel that way?
    4. What aspects) of the excerpt make you want or not
    want to continue reading more of the chapter or even the
    whole novel?

    Something to try: Make up a story about a young woman
    who is forced to have an outburst like that of Miss Ingram's
    but for a different reason. This time let the listeners be
    women and not men. Choose your own time frame.

    Understanding story structure: A good point to under-
    stand, here is that when you write your story it. must be so
    much interesting that your readers would want lo read on.

    Why must they want to complete reading what you have writ- the knack for using dialogue, use it.
    ten? Well, it can be for any of the reasons below: Let's look at dialogue.
    It is better, for example, to write:

    a) Plot;
    b) One or all of the characters;
    c) Atmosphere;
    d) Writer's style.

    Personal Check: What have you mastered well in your
    writing? Check up and come up with a fair answer, then re-
    solve to add more skills to improve reader interest.

    Other Points of Interest
    One other way to make your writing more interesting is
    to pay attention to subject/predicate order in your sentences,
    especially the key ones. Just what is this all about? Well,
    most often, the subject comes before the predicate. But to
    make a sentence more interesting, you may re-organise the
    predicate and put it first.

    Let us see how the sentence looks with the subject at its

    The bite / was as vicious as the accusation. (Subject =
    bite; verb = was)
    The speaker / gesticulated at her audience.

    Let us see how it looks when the predicate is put first.

    As vicious as the accusation, was / the bite.
    At her audience gesticulated / the speaker.

    Be careful anyhow that you do not create fragments when
    you try to reorganise your sentences to create interest in
    what you have to say. Remember that a sentence fragment
    is an incomplete thought.

    Another way to make your writing more interesting is to
    have good dialogue.

    Here is another extract which was taken from a short story
    called "Mama's Theme Song". Use it to help you perfect
    your story writing.

    A low, impatient sound came from a nearby bed-
    room reminded Georgie that Papa was home. Ever so often
    work would be slack at the factory and some workers would
    be laid off.
    "Why you always have to be one of them?" Mama
    would ask angrily when Papa came home with the unwel-
    come news. "They don't seem to want you at all, at all.
    You must be well slack on the job why they so quick to lay
    you off."
    Sometimes Papa would give some plausible-sound-
    ing reason, but most of the time he would not bother. He
    was convinced that his wife did not believe him. But I do,
    Georgie would say to himself with fierce loyalty. I know that
    malicious foreman don't like Papa at all. Never mind, Papa -
    he would look across at the beaten, humiliated father and try
    to send the words soundlessly, just with his eyes never
    mind. One day I'll be somebody big and you won't have to
    be working in that old factory.

    You have seen that another way (and a very important
    way at that) to make a story seem real to the reader is to let
    the characters speak for themselves. A story with dialogue
    in it (some books call it conversation) is usually easier and
    more interesting to read than one without i' you really Imu e

    "Let's stop here," said Georgie.

    Than to write:
    Georgie thought it would be good a plan to stop.

    Note also the example in the extract from "Mama's Theme
    Song", and see how the writer uses direct words to make the
    story come to life.

    Punctuating the Dialogue
    When we use dialogue in a story we must be careful to'
    have the correct punctuation. Fortunately the main rule is
    fairly simple.

    Put quotation marks round the words actually used by
    the speaker.

    Quotation marks resemble the 'balloon' which is often
    seen coming from a person's mouth in comic strips. Never
    put quotation marks round words such as he said, said
    Georgie, Mama called Papa.

    Note the following points:
    a. The opening quotation mark is shaped like the fig-
    ure 66.
    b. The closing quotation mark is shaped like the fig-
    ure 99.
    c. Commas, full stops, question marks, and excla-
    mation marks are put before the last quotation mark (99):

    E.g. "Why have they sent you off?"
    d. After words such as Georgie said we have to be-
    gin with quotation marks again, even if the same person is
    still speaking.
    E.g. "You're talking with Papa," Mama said. "I am listen-
    ing to you."

    1. Put the punctuation marks in the following sentences:
    (a) Do you see any balloons said Francis
    (b) No said Betty Can you see any from where you are
    (c) The vagabonds are in hiding said the scared mother
    after a while
    (d) What a long way we are from the river said Dorcas

    2. Invent two or three lines of conversation for each of
    the following situations, taking care to punctuate your work
    (a) An old gentleman who has fallen into a river calls
    for help to some children on the bank.
    (b) An old sailor tells some children that there is a trea-
    sure chest off the shores of Dartmouth.

    Writing Paragraphs
    Reminder about paragraph writing: Keep your eyes open
    to the way good writers structure their paragraphs (Look at
    the above excerpt about Miss Ingram again). The secret is
    to let your paragraphs behave always. as paragraphs should
    - hang together well. The sentences in a paragraph may fit
    together by:

    i) simply by telling about the same subject.
    ii) relating a single sequence of events.
    iii) explaining parts of the same process, step by step.
    iv) supplying follow-up.detAils necensdry.u'tlhakek the
    reaild'r see ~w truie a general s1ltaellent is.

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    AND S(

    Hello Readers, acteristics, such as bioch
    oxygen demand and the a
    LAST week, we looked at wa- of suspended solids, buta
    ter pollution and society and their content of specific
    how society can contribute to ganic and organic subst
    water pollution. This week, Three options are availa
    we will look at classifications controlling industrial wa
    of water pollution; wastewa- ter
    ter treatment and the impor-
    tance of water to our society. WASTEWATI
    Finally, we encourage you to
    add to our list of ways that TREATMENT
    our society can lessen this Raw sewage includes
    problem. from sinks, toilets, and inc
    processes. Treatment
    CLASSIFYING sewage is required before
    be safely buried, used,
    WATER leased back into local
    POLLUTION systems. In a treatment
    the waste is passed thrc
    The major sources of water series of screens, chamber
    pollution can be classified as
    municipal, industrial, and '
    agricultural. Municipal water -
    pollution consists of waste wa-
    ter from homes and commercial
    establishments. For many
    years, the main goal of treating
    municipal wastewater was sim-
    ply to reduce its content of sus-
    pended solids, oxygen-demand- .'
    ing materials, dissolved inor-
    ganic compounds, and harmful
    bacteria. In recent years, how-
    ever, more emphasis has been
    placed on improving means of ,
    disposal of the solid residues
    from the municipal treatment chemical processes to red
    processes. bulk and toxicity. The three
    The characteristics of in- eral phases of treatment a
    dustrial waste waters can differ mary, secondary, and te
    considerably both within and During primary treatm
    among industries. The impact of large percentage of the
    industrial discharges depends pended solids and inorgan
    not only on their collective char- trial is removed from th



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    age. The focus of secondary
    treatment is reducing organic
    material by accelerating natural
    biological processes. Tertiary
    treatment is necessary when the
    water will be reused: 99 per cent
    of solids are removed and vari-
    ous chemical processes are used
    to ensure the water is as free
    from impurity as possible.
    Agriculture, including com-
    mercial livestock and poultry
    farming, is the source of many
    organic and inorganic pollutants
    in surface waters and
    groundwater. These contami-
    nants include both sediment
    from erosion cropland and com-
    pounds of sphorus and ni-
    trogen that partly originate in
    animal wastes and commercial

    fertilisers. Animal wastes are
    high in oxygen demanding ma-
    terial, nitrogen and phosphorus.
    and they often harbour patho-
    genic organisms. Wastes from
    commercial feeders are con-
    tained and disposed of on land:
    their main threat to natural wa-

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    ters, therefore, is from runoff
    and leaching. Control may in-
    volve settling basins for liquids,
    limited biological treatment in
    aerobic or anaerobic lagoons,
    and a variety of other methods.

    Ninety-five per cent of all

    fresh water on earth is ground
    water. Ground water is found in
    natural rock formations. These
    formations, called aquifers, are
    a vital natural resource with
    many uses. Nationally, 53 per
    cent of the population relies on
    ground water as a source of wa-
    ter for domestic use.
    Pollution of ground water
    occurs when there is intrusion
    in aquifers resulting from leak-
    ing underground storage tanks

    and inui tc ia (l9

    Estimates suggest that
    nearly 1.5 billion people lack
    safe drinking water and at
    least five million deaths per

    Please turn to page

    Ministry of Education
    1. The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids from pre-qualified bidders to
    undertake and complete the following maintenance and rehabilitation works:
    (1) External Works- Cyril Potter College of Education
    (2) Rehabilitation- North Georgetown Primary
    (3) Plumbing Works-National Centre for Education Resource Development
    (4) Rehabilitation- East Street Nursery School
    (5) Rehabilitation- Dolphin Secondary
    (6) Construction of Fence- New Campbellville Secondary
    (7) Rehabilitation- Starters Nursery
    (8) Electrical Work- U.G Campus, Johns. Port Mourant. Berbice
    (9) Carpentry and Plumbing- Linden Technical Institute

    2. Bidding will be-conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
    procedures specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and are open to pre-qualified
    contractors only.

    3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from T.Persaud,
    Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam, tel #: 223-7900 and inspect the Bidding
    Documents at the above address, from Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00 am 3:30 pm
    and Fridays 9:00 am 2:30 pm.

    4. Qualification requirements are listed, in Section two (11) (Bidding Data Sheet),
    ITB 19.1 of th,e 'bid document.

    5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
    bidders from Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam at a non-refundable fee of five
    thousand, dollars ($5000.00) each. The method of payment is cash. The Bidding
    , Documents will be uplifted at the time of payment.

    6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00 am on 10th October,
    2006. Bids should bear no identity of the bidder. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
    opened in the presence of the bidders or their representatives who choose to attend in
    person at the address below. All bids must be accompanied by valid I.R.D and N.I.S

    7. Address:

    National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
    Ministry of Finance
    .Main and Urquhalrt Streets

    Pfila dar Kandhi d ,
    .Permanent Secrietary
    Ministry of Education

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    From page XXI
    year can be attributed to
    waterborne diseases. Water
    quality is closely linked to
    water use and the state of
    economic development. In
    industrialized countries, bac-
    terial contamination of sur-
    face water has caused serious
    health problems in major cit-
    ies over the past
    years. Development of sewage
    networks and waste treatment
    facilities in urban areas has
    expanded tremendously over
    the years. However, the rapid
    growth of the urban popula-
    tion has outpaced the ability
    of governments to expand sew-
    age and water infrastructure.
    While waterborne diseases
    have been eliminated in the
    developed world, outbreaks of
    cholera and other similar dis-
    eases still occur with alarm-
    ing frequency in the develop-
    ing countries. Acidification of
    surface waters by air pollution
    is a recent phenomenon and
    threatens aquatic life in many
    area of the world. In developed
    countries, these general types
    of pollution have occurred in
    succession with the result that
    most developed countries have
    successfully dealt with major
    surface water pollution. In
    contrast, however, in newly
    industrialized countries and
    developing countries, water
    pollution remains a major is-

    It is quite evident that the
    problems associated with water
    pollution adversely disrupt life
    on earth. Many countries have
    passed laws to try to combat
    water pollution thus acknowledg-
    ing the fact that water pollution
    is, indeed, a serious issue. But
    the government alone cannot
    solve the problem. It is ulti-
    mately up to us, to be informed,
    responsible and involved when it
    comes to the problems we face
    with our water.
    We must become fa-
    miliar with our local water re-
    sources and learn about ways

    for disposing harmful house-
    hold wastes so they don't end
    up in sewage treatment plants
    that can't handle them or land-
    fills not designed to receive haz-
    ardous materials.
    In our yards, we
    must determine whether addi-
    tional nutrients are needed be-
    fore fertilisers are applied, and
    look for alternatives where
    fertilisers might run off into sur-
    face waters.
    We have to preserve
    existing trees and plant new
    trees and shrubs to help prevent
    soil erosion and promote infil-
    tration of water into the soil.
    Around our houses, we
    must keep litter, pet waste, leaves,
    and grass clippings out of gutters
    and storm drains. These are
    just a few of the many ways in which
    we, as humans, have the ability to
    combat water pollution. Awareness
    and education will most assutMdlv
    continue to be thek two most impor-
    tant ways to reduce water pollution.
    We can also
    familiarise ourselves with the
    laws (Environmental Protection
    Act 1996) and Regulations (En-
    vironmental Protection Regula-

    tions 2000) governing Water
    Pollution in Guyana.
    Global environmental col-
    lapse is not inevitable. However,
    the developed world must work
    with the developing countries to
    ensure that new industrialized
    economies do not add to the
    world's environmental prob-
    lems. We know that technology
    and skills transfer is crucial to
    reversing years of global envi-
    ronmental neglect. Our leaders
    must think of sustainable devel-
    opment together with plans for
    economic expansion.
    You can share your ideas
    with other readers by
    sending your letters to:
    "Our Environment", C/o
    EIT Division, Environmen-
    tal Protection Agency,
    IAST Building, Turkeyen,
    UG Campus, GREATER
    GEORGETOWN. Or email
    us at
    with questions and

    Earth may be

    at warmest...
    From page XVII
    of either phenomenon is unclear, depending on many fac-
    tors, but the intensity of the most powerful events is likely
    to increase as greenhouse gases increase," they wrote.
    "Slowing the growth rate of greenhouse gases should di-
    minish the probability of both super El Ninos and the most
    intense tropical storms."
    Weak El Nino conditions were present this month in the
    tropical Pacific, and could strengthen to a moderate event by
    winter, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
    Administration, which monitors the phenomenon.
    In .the United States, private forecaster WSI Corp. predicted
    warmer-than-normal weather over the Northeast and Midwest
    for the rest of this year, spelling sluggish energy demand for
    the start of the heating season.
    The warm outlook, after the mildest winter on record
    last year, is due to uncertainty over the El Nino a warm-
    ing of Pacific waters around the equator that can drive
    weather patterns around the globe, WSI Corp. said.

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    From page VII
    through a book called "The adventure of a cricket" by To Hoai. A picture book and a cartoon
    film were based on the story.
    However, the cricket breeder said the real inspiration for his business came from watching a TV
    documentary about crickets as a culinary delicacy in Thailand and a European report that said eating
    insects reduced cholesterol.

    Crickets are harmless but Tung also breeds scorpions and venomous giant centipedes. They are
    two other insects considered delicacies at some restaurants in the nearby city of about 8 million that
    many still call by its old name, Saigon.
    The story of Tung and his insects is also one of a young entrepreneur who said he had struggled to
    make a living breeding rabbits and other animals and growing vegetables.
    He also tried working on construction sites, a common occupation for men his age in Vietnam's
    rapidly developing cities, but hours were long and wages relatively low.
    In this country of 83 million with per capital annual income of just $640, Tung's cricket business
    changed his life as his earnings rose way above average.
    His business grosses an estimated 90 million dong ($5,625) a month, before paying salaries to 12
    workers and other costs. Tung said buyers pay between 250,000 dong ($15) and 450,000 dong ($28)
    per kg of crickets and he can sell about 300 kg a month.
    By comparison, one kg of chicken costs 70,000 dong ($4).
    "There's a di. n i k "i,;..,.:.. is pi c ti lly bi, ,,,i Ta .'n e :.t a,', hc :,i, ,: ,
    shed surrounded by hundreds of blue, red and green plastic barrels.
    In the crowded, narrow streets of the Go Vap district of Ho Chi Minh City, a restaurant called
    'Cricket" serves the insects cooked in batter or in fish sauce.
    As beer- and rice wine-drinking customers walk in and out of the three-storey lime green
    buildind,%i ni ger'Ngiy'eHmong Muong sa'^ftdytlfile it catli,06stlyto.gcals "tourists
    from Japan and Korea and even Russia have come here to eat crickets."

    ARIES -- Today you are in for a very pleasant surprise. It seems that what
    you used to think was a gigantic problem in your social life is actually a bless-
    ing in (a very convincing) disguise. The people you were starting to get an-
    noyed with will either shape up dramatically or ease themselves conveniently
    out of your life. There are some intriguing new puzzles you need to solve,
    and they will keep you entertained all day. Tonight, get ready for a new ad-
    venture to begin.

    TAURUS -- As usual today, your ability to roll with the punches is going to
    save you a lot of grief. Adaptation is your saving grace: While others run
    around like chickens with their heads cut off, you will be able to stay cool,
    calm and collected. You know how to let go of worrying about what other
    people think about you, let go of expectations you have put upon yourself
    and most importantly you know how to let go of trying to keep everything
    the way it has always been.

    GEMINI -- This morning, your aggressive nature might be telling you, 'up
    and at 'em!' But your more sensitive side will probably urge you to wait things
    out and step into the day slowly. As the day moves forward, this conflict will
    continue, and you don't have to obey one side or the other. Walk the line
    between action and inaction and bide your time. Step back from the scene
    and get a good look at what's going on before deciding on your next course
    of action.

    CANCER -- Put on your most approachable face and let your personality
    shine bright today because you need to make all the emotional connections
    you can (with as many people possible). Right now, you are in a supreme
    state of mind to understand what is going on around you, and make minor
    adjustments that will yield major improvements. This economy of action will
    enable you to enjoy a nice block of free time later in the day. Use this time to
    put yourself in the middle of the action.

    LEO -- Your patience is about to be paid off very soon: Something you have
    been waiting to see happen is finally going to happen. Someone is going to
    get their just desserts, and you will be there to watch them eat every single
    mouthful. There is no need for you to navigate this into happening, even if
    you spy a convenient little chance to push things along. The momentum has
    already taken over, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show.
    The curtain is coming up soon.

    VIRGO -- They say two's company and three's a crowd, but today the main
    idea is the more the merrier! You will get a huge charge out of connecting
    with people today all sorts of people. Young ones, old ones, smart ones,
    dumb ones ... the collision the different philosophies that different people can
    represent will illuminate your point of view and make you feel more part of
    the world around you. Put yourself in a crowded situation and start making

    LIBRA -- Just like at a busy intersection, many paths in your life are joining
    together today ... initially, it might feel like way too many things are coming
    to a head at once. But don't worry and whatever you do, do not panic! This
    is nothing major: do not let it ruffle your feathers. Just like when you ap-
    proach that intersection in a car, approach this day with caution. Take things
    slow, and look for the signs that will tell you what to do and where to go.

    SCORPIO -- Critical thinking plus continued action equals major accomplish-
    ments for you today, so do not be afraid to be a doubter! Nothing is quite as
    it seems, so anyone who claims to have a cure-all is full of baloney. Ask them
    a few pointed questions, and you will quickly reveal them to be the snake oil
    salesman that they are. Keep an eye out for overly friendly service people -
    they are aiming for a good tip. But if they are skilled at being charming, you
    should reward them generously.

    SAGITTARIUS -- If you have been waiting for a time when things would free
    up a bit in your life, congratulations it is here! The rough road you have
    been traveling on is going to get decidedly smoother and sunnier. Take a deep
    breath and enjoy the fact that no one is looking over your shoulder anymore
    and no one is tapping his or her feet waiting for you. The strings that were
    attached to you have been clipped, and you are now free to roam on your
    own. Enjoy yourself!

    CAPRICORN -- If you have been waiting for a time when things would free
    up a bit in your life, congratulations it is here! The rough road you have
    been travelling on is going to get decidedly smoother and sunnier. Take a
    deep breath and enjoy the fact that no one is looking over your shoulder
    anymore and no one is tapping his or her feet waiting for you. The strings
    that were attached to you have been clipped, and you are now free to roam
    on your own. Enjoy yourself!

    AQUARIUS -- New beginnings can be kind of scary sometimes. If you are
    entering into any new relationships, new business ventures or new journeys
    today, you can expect a hbunpy, but very interesting, ride. Do not let this dis-
    suade you from moving forward. You are entering a phase where challenges
    will enrich you like never before. Remember that forewarned is forearmed. Take
    comfort in your ability to handle any curveball thrown your way!

    PISCES -- If you are in[ the midst of trying to explain something to someone -
    you shoUld ,stop. iglit o\\,, tliyuog lto icip someone cisc to understand ex-
    actly what you need to accomplish is not going to be easy. The world out-
    side of your head is moving to its own rhythms, and they are not currently in
    sync with yours. So stop knocking on someone else's door trying to get in.
    Go wherever you feel p)s(,co;nfortable, and let yourself ignore the rest of
    the world.

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    - Sunday Ghronicle October,-1,-2006

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    Page XXIII

    Medical Biotechnology Part

    15 Pharmacogenomics 6

    From page XIX

    various diseases is now well documented. As depicted in
    Figure 1 below, there are 46 human chromosomes (23 pairs)
    in each of the 300 different types of our several trillion- trillion
    plus cells in our bodies. Each of the chromosome strands
    consists of an amazing 2 metres length of tightly coiled DNA
    (see Figure 2) which has some 3 billion DNA subunits (shown
    in Figure 3) of which specific segments provide an estimated
    80,000 genes!

    Several diseases afflicting us are genetically inherited (heredi-
    tary). Examples of some of these are listed here from the US Na-
    tional Institutes of Health database:

    o Sickle cell anemia
    o Chronic myeloid leukemia (form of blood cancer)
    o Hemophila A
    o Breast cancer
    o Ovarian cancer
    o Colon cancer
    o Pancreatic cancer
    o Skin cancer
    o Prostate cancer
    o Retinoblastoma (eye cancer)
    o Glaucoma (eye disease)
    o Type 1 diabetes
    o Atherosclerosis ("clogging" of the blood vessels heart
    o Baldness (as a disease)
    o Deafness
    o Epilepsy
    o Alzheimer's disease
    o Parkinson's disease
    o Obesity, among several others.

    Fig.1: From our chromosomes to genes and
    the synthesis of the proteins they control

    Fig.2: Electron microscope photo of DNA

    Some of these diseases are controlled by a single genetic defect
    and referred to as monogenic diseases also referred to as Mende-
    4ian disorders (in honour of Father Gregor Mendel, the acclaimed
    father of genetics). Examples include schizophrenia, hypertension,
    asthma, diabetes and prostate cancer, among-others (Nature Reviews
    Genetics volume 7 April 2006 issue). Others are complex with sev-
    eral genes interacting and are referred to as complex genetic dis-
    eases. According to an article published in the February 15, 2001
    issue of volume 409 of the journal Nature, there were then 923
    disease genes!

    Fig.3: Molecular arrangement of
    nitrogenous base-pairs Adenine (A);
    Thymine (T); Cytosine (C) and Guanine (G).
    A single change in an arrangement of a pair
    results in a genetic variant called SNP.

    Most amazing recent finding published in an advance online is-
    sue of the journal Science to appear later this month or in Novem-
    ber but released ahead of publication on September 7, 2006, the
    most comprehensive genetic basis for breast and colon cancers have

    been unraveled. The analysis of 13,023 genes from 11 breast an
    11 colon cancers, have revealed the identity of some "189 gene
    that were mutated at significant frequency."

    These 189 genes are classified as candidate cancer genes (CA'
    genes). A total of 1,419 genes were found to be somatic mutation
    The genes were largely specific to each cancer type, thus validatii
    a long-held view that cancer genes are "tissue-specific." There wc
    at least 71 breast cancer-specific gene mutations and at least
    coleorectal-specific gene mutations.

    While it has been known for some time that cancer as a con
    plex genetic disease is under the control of a number of genes (mL
    stations in oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes), this is the fir:
    time such a very high number of cancer genes have been compr(
    hensively demonstrated. This remarkable feat was achieved by
    team of cancer research scientists from several institutions in ti
    Unites States and Ireland, the lead institution b-ing the Ludwig Cenu
    and Howard Hughes Medical institute.

    In the July 2006 issue of the journal Public Library of Scienc
    Medicine volume 3, a report indicated in addition to the BRCA
    and BRCA2 genes which account for 15 to 25% of breast canci
    risk in the well-studied Icelandic population, there was also a var
    ant called BARD1 Cys557ser which predisposes an even high,

    Evidently, cancer genetic polymorphisms ,oncogene variantr
    play a significant role in both pharmacotherapy and immunotherap;
    according to a review by Professors Rongcun Yang and Richai
    Roden of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine published in 20Q
    in the premier volume of the journal Current Ph rmacogenomics. i

    Our genetic relatedness through ancestry has been demonstrate,
    to have a very strong bearing on our genetic disease risks accordit
    to an article in the October 2006 issue of Nature Reviews Genetii
    volume 7 published a few days ago.

    In all this, individuals may respond entirely differently I
    the medications and dosages prescribed for them due to varin
    tions in their CYP genes and thereby their differential dri
    metabolizing capacities. For particular drugs, some of us af
    categorized as rapid metabolisers while others are slo
    metabolisers despite having the "same" disease symptoms a
    cording to a recent review in volume 7 of the Annual Revie
    of Genomics and Human Genetics published in Septembt
    2006 by Professors Richard Weinshilboum and Liewei Wan
    of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

    Welcome to the 419th edition of
    S / / "Champion Cookery Corner", a
    '.,. / / weekly feature giving recipes and
    S tips on cooking in Guyana.

    TIPS: Avocados must be used when fully ripe. They do not ripen on the tree and are rarely found
    ripe in markets. Fresh avocados are almost always shipped in an unripe condition. To test for
    ripeness by cradling an avocadogently inyour hand. Ripefruit willyield will befirm, yet will yield
    to gentle pressure. If pressing leaves a dent, the avocado is very ripe and suitable for mashing.
    They are best served at room temperature.

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 '/2 teaspoons Champion Baking Powder
    V2 teaspoon baking soda
    '/2 teaspoon salt
    I large egg
    '/ cup mashed avocado (medium fruit)
    '/2 cup buttermilk
    V2 cup chopped pecans

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    Generously grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Combine the
    flour, sugar. Champion Baking Powder, soda, and salt
    in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend thoroughly. In
    a separate bowl, beat together the egg and avocado.
    Stir in the buttermilk. Add to the dry ingredients and
    blend well. Stir in the pecans. Pour into the prepared
    pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden
    pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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    '/2 cup mashed avocado
    V2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
    1 cup chopped pecans
    I cup chopped candied cherries
    1 cup chopped candied pineapple, optional
    2 cups siftled all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    /2 teaspoon baking soda
    /2 teaspoon Champion Baking Powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt

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    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Mix egg. avocado, buttermilk, pecans, cherries
    and pineapple. Sift together remaining
    ingredients into a large bowl. Pour avocado
    mixture into flour mixture. Mix only until flour
    is moistened. Do not overblend. Pour into a
    well-greased 9 x 13-inch pan or 3 small 4 x 7-
    inch loaf pans. Fill slightly more than half full.
    Bake I hour, or 45 minutes if using small pans.
    Cool on rack.

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    LONDON (Reuters) Madonna's pay-packet, Janet Jackson's
    malfunctioning wardrobe, Hillary Clinton's memoirs and
    Sigourney Weaver's height all have one thing in common -
    they're world record breakers.
    Veteran pop singer Madonna supplants younger rival Britney
    Spears in the latest edition of Guinness World Records, winning
    the title of highest annual earnings by a female singer after she took
    home an estimated $50 million in 2004.
    Despite the relentless media coverage of her personal life, Spears
    is also unseated by another 40-something as the world's most
    searched-for person and most searched-for news item on the
    She loses those top spots to pop diva Janet Jackson who also
    gets credit for the largest ever fine imposed on a broadcaster after
    one of her breasts was exposed live on air.
    The most wanted man on Internet search engine Google in 2005
    was Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt, according to the star-stud-
    ded 2007 version of the Guinness World Records book which went
    on sale yesterday.
    In the world of publishing, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
    holds the title for fastest-selling non-fiction book after her mem-.
    oirs sold 200,000 copies on day one.
    . Not to be outdone, her husband, former U.S. President Bill

    JANET JACKSON performs during an appearance on the NBC Today show in New York, September 29, 2006. (Shannon
    Stapleton/Reuters) _

    Clinton, also clinches a place for the largest advance for a work of
    Oscar winning movie star Nicole Kidman is another top earner,
    holding the record for the most money paid per minute to an actor
    after she earned a reported $3.71 million for a four-minute com-
    mercial for Chanel No.5 perfume.
    Elsewhere, chat show host Oprah Winfrey is the highest paid
    person on television, Cher's 2005 'Farewell Tour' was the highest
    grossing music tour by a female artist and Irish rock band U2 were
    the biggest earning act in the world last year.
    As for the downsides of stardom, modem celebrities have yet
    to match Errol Flynn's real-life courtroom performances which saw
    him jailed a record four times.
    And if you've ever wondered who are the biggest people strut-
    ting Hollywood's sidewalks, Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaughn and
    British horror actor Christopher Lee are its tallest leading men at 6
    foot 4 inches.
    At 6 foot, Hollywood's tallest leading women are Alien star
    Sigourney Weaver, Brigitte Neilsen and Oscar-winner Geena
    Davis, who also starred in the world's biggest ever box-office
    flop, Cutthroat Island.

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    LONDON (Reuters) Paul McCartney said last week that writing niew music had sustained him through the last few
    months, a period when his divorce from second wife Heather Mills has become increasingly acrimonious.
    The former Beatle did not discuss the divorce directly during a press conference to launch his new classical album called 'Ecce Cor Meum`
    (Behold My Heat),which took him eight years to complete.
    But when asked how he had been coping in recent months, the 64-year-old told reporters: "I'm doing fine, thank you. It's okay,
    I'm enjoying musio... it's something I love to do, something that sustains me and so I'm enjoying it."
    He explained that the death of first wife Linda from breast cancer in 1998 was one reason his latest album, a choral piece
    commissioned by Magdalen College, Oxford University, had taken so long to complete.
    "It was started when Linda was alive and we originally went up to Magdalen together so it has a lot of my feelings for her in it,"
    he said.
    "When she died, it stalled me, it took a year or so before I could get back into it. So her spirit is very much in this. It would
    have been her'birthday yesterday, so it's very appropriate.",
    After being asked about reports on Monday in the Mirror tabloid quoting him describing his split frotn Mills as "horrible, so
    horrible," McCartney replied:-
    "Have we someone breaking away from the script? Yes we have. Thank you very much." He then left the press conference.
    McCartney, who married Mills in 2002, cited the former model's "unreasonable behavior" in divorce papers. Mills, 38, has
    responded by vowing to file counter-claims in Britain and the United States.
    Lawyers believe McCartney could lose up to one quarter of his wealth, estimated at 825 million pounds ($1.5 billion),
    as a result of a divorce, partly because he did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement

    NEW YORK (Renters) A New York judge last week dismissed
    a $10 million spousal abuse suit against Liza Minnelli filed
    by her estranged husband David Gest, who claimed the enter-
    tainer assaulted him in a drunken rage.
    "The plaintiff complaint must be dismissed in its entirety. There
    is no triable issue of fact," said Judge Jane Solomon of state Su-
    preme Court in Manhattan, adding there was conflicting evidence
    about the extent of Gest's injuries.
    Gest alleged in his 11-page lawsuit that Minnelli, 60, threw a
    lamp at him at a London hotel, and that when he tried to calm her
    down she beat him in the face with her fists.
    Gest sued for $10 million, saying in the suit that Minnelli's
    assault caused him "throbbing pain, severe headaches, vertigo, nau-
    sea, hypertension, scalp tenderness and insomnia."
    The civil suit is separate from divorce proceedings between the
    singer-actress and Gest, an event producer aid promoter. Minnelli
    has also filed a separate counterclaim against Gest, saying he alien-
    ated people in show business, costing her work.
    The two married in March 2002 and broke up shortly after the.
    June 2003 incident
    Gest's lawyer vowed to appeal.
    "We feel justice was served by what was done today," said
    Robert Kelner, Minnelli's lawyer.

    LIZA MINNELU and David Gest are seen in Beverly Hills,
    California in this July 25, 2002 file photo. A New York judge
    on Monday dismissed a $10 million spousal abuse suit
    against Minnelli filed by her estranged husband Gest, who
    claimed the entertainer assaulted him in a drunken rage.
    (Robert GalbraithfReuters)

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