Guyana chronicle

Material Information

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.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright Guyana National Newspaper Ltd. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
29013105 ( OCLC )
sn 93049190 ( LCCN )
UF00088915_00180 ( sobekcm )
Newspaper N & CPR ( lcc )

Related Items

Preceded by:
Guyana graphic

UFDC Membership

Caribbean Newspapers, dLOC
University of Florida

Full Text

The Chronicle is at




Stom ach-turning ads broadcasting authority insisted, but had caused numerous com-
Stom c h- tur nin g adplaints and led to a public backlash, the Beijing News said.
BEIJING (Reuters) Beijing has banned TV ad- "The television advertisements on public transport during the
vertisements for the treatment of anal and intes- breakfast period had led to commuters' digestive discomfort," the
tinal ailments on morning rush hour buses, wary paper said, citing the broadcasting authority.
of spoiling commuters' breakfasts, local media re- "In the interests of those commuters who are in the habit of
ported. eating just before boarding, and to avoid affecting commuters' ap-
The advertisements, which featured "experts" and petites, such commercials will not be aired between 7 a.m. and 9
"sufferers exaggerating and guaranteeing the benefits of a.m.," the authority said.
the treatments," were in the public interest, the city The content would be replaced by other "public interest

programmes" and Olympic publicity in line with Internet us-
ers' requests for more civilized material, the paper said.

-_-_ -. .._--- ~ .....-._: -

S .- .--.--............j -

. ...... .-

...... F i s op n h ar-.g ryt-e p e f r e
Rasm y:CifExctv Ofcr ftenel o misoedCrbea er
Intiut Dr aySe hn;FrtLdyVrhi ade n rsdntlhra ad""tC r ic Unti w e k



NO ONE could have imag-
ined that one day the small
serene farming village of
Barnwell on the East Bank
Essequibo would have been
engulfed in such agonising
sorrow, but a terrible .
Page 14

We are closed today for stock taking.
Please accept our most sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.* our fondly store!

~L~Fnnr~r~~.s~E~n~Pi~~pn~P~a~us~aaPo~l -a I-_._

2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

Life-saving dream

becomes reality

First open-heart surgery to be performed

at Cardiac Unit in two weeks
By Mark Ramotar
THE much-anticipated state-
of-the-art multi-million Car-
diac Unit where Guyana's
first open-heart surgery will
1 : be performed in two weeks
time was yesterday officially
commissioned at the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation (GPHC).
President Bharrat Jagdeo. in
S~ his address to a large and dis-
tinguished gathering at the
simple but significant launching
iO Kf I ccereiony in the GPHC com-
pound where the 'Caribbean
.... .N Nl' .Heart Institute' (CHI) is based,
,.y Z said he is very pleased that at
SE last Guyana will be able to ben-
efit from such a facility and
more so, at an economical cost.
IHe noted that the CHI will
be offering quality heart surger-
ies and cardiac treatment for the
Very first time in Guyana at
probably the cheapest cost in
the world.
1"Cardiac and open heart
surgery in Guyana is not a prom-
ise anymore. but it is now a re-
ality,'" the President declared.
President Jagdeo recalled
that the Government entered
,' into a joint venture with a New
York-based group to provide a
cardiac unit for heart sur"ery
w W ON Bhere whereby Government
i_. _' would provide the space and
INPtIZES equipment at the GPHC and
the group would provide the
package that includes quality
.ji, ,.1ie Ihnoted that the 'group'.
spearheaded by Chief executive
'i- --.-,I- Officer of the Caribbean Heart
Institute. Dr. Gary Stephens.
responded well and the "life
S saving dream" has now become
GIZMOS GADGETS carealityhereinGuyana.
Health Minister Dr. Leslie
CefinkRamsammny said in two weeks
GUYANA'S CELL PHONE GIANTI time, Guyana will perform its
73 ROBB & WELLINGTON STREETS faciirst open heart surgery at the
..M nt..ork according to him. the open

heart surgery will cost just
US$3,200 which is so economi-
cal that it is one of the "cheap-
est anywhere in the world".
"The charge for open heart.
surgery or bypass surgery will
be US$3,200, which would
make it one of the cheapest in
the world. In Trinidad, bypass
surgeries cost in excess of
US$25,000 and that is for direct
hospital costs, it doesn't take
into consideration other costs,"
Ramsammy told this newspa-
per in an invited comment.
He also indicated that five
persons underwent tests at
the Caribbean Heart Insti-
tute yesterday to detect
whether there were any
blockages to their heart.
The Cardiac Unit plan had
been in the pipeline since 2002,
and Dr. Ramsammy pointed out
yesterday that one of
Government's main aims in its
national health care delivery
programme is to transform the
GPHC into a first-class referral
institution, one that is no less
effective than any health insti-
tution in the Caribbean.
He said the hospital is not
only focusing on improving its
services and adding new ones.,
but that it is also playing a role
as the leading health institution
in training and research in
Guyana and these are important
elements in developing a good
health care service.
"We will never attain the
health care service that we want
in Guyana unless we develop a
quality referral health institu-
tion and GPHC is maturing and
is answering the call," the min-
ister declared.
The minister said the centre is
another example of a public/private
sector venture, the first being the
cancer treatment centre. He said
Guyanese heart surgeons who
work at a US institute, will visit
Guyana and perfonn the surgeries.
The US-based surgeons will visit
every month.
The minister said that the
facility will also be available for
use by other surgeons, but there
would be a charge for the use of
the equipment.
The absence of an
echocardiogram machine which
uses ultrasound waves to inves-
tigate the action of the heart and
detect heart complications in
Guyana in the past was done
with "physical skills". Cardio-
vascular service is also notably
expensive and unaffordable to
many Guyanese.
In the past, the only hope
for poor persons, especially
children with heart problems
and in need of surgery, was

through the non-governmental
organisation, Kids First Fund,
spearheaded by First Lady Mrs.
Varshnie Jagdeo.
Kids First Fund has, over
the years, pioneered efforts to
send children of poor families in
Guyana for surgery overseas.
Early last year, Mrs. Jagdeo
launched the 'Heart 2 Heart'
campaign with the help of the
Health Ministry and interna-
tional connections she has been
able to forge overseas. Since
then, and under that ongoing
'Heart-to-Heart' campaign, a
number of Guyanese children
were able to undergo successful
surgeries, especially in India.
"The benefit of going to In-
dia is that we can get top qual-
ity health care at a fraction of
the cost elsewhere and it is eas-
ily accessible, but the opening
up of this facility here in
Guyana is a huge boost and it
will save so much money," Mrs.
Jagdeo told this newspaper last
evening immediately after the
launching ceremony.
She noted that the cost of
surgery in Trinidad is more than
US$20,000 and around
Cdn$60,000 in Canada for open
heart surgery, but the cost here
is just US$3,200 which is very
Ms. Jagdeo also said her
'Heart to Heart' project will
still go on and assured that
"anything we can do here in
Guyana we will still support
"What this means is that the
support base for families in
terms of having a child having
heart surgery at home is greater;
you miss that when you go
overseas. So we believe that a
child would feel safer and hap-
pier when they see their family
on a regular basis, plus you save
money that would normally
have to be spent on travelling
and accommodation if you have
to do the surgery overseas," she
CEO of the Caribbean Heart
Institute Dr. Gary Stephens
noted that. 18 months ago. the
CHIland the Guyana Govern-
ment embarked on an ambitious
aim of providing quality heart
care in Guvana with state of the
art equipment and at the same
time to keep costs down. even
though "those three things don't
usually go together".
"I am standing before you
today and I not going to say
that it is coming; I want you
to know that it is here. The
facilities are here, our abil-
ity to deliver proper care is
here." Dr. Stevens told the
distinguished gathering.


S*Sel pd Models Only nS.. 1 ..

'Over Ten Models To choose from ALL BRANCHES
Camp & Hadfield Sts. Tel,. 227-0615
voS\ OnR Gr tRdMC In t Alexander Sts. Tel., 227-5662
* Ue On lher Beds And FilurUI StrandNew Amsterdam, Tel.,3334636,334708
No,78 Corriverton, Tel, 335-3608,335-3478



Merundoi 098.1 FM Monday & Wednesday @ 5:45 pm. 98.1

,"N ,i FM, Tuesday & Thursday @ 2:15 pm; VOG Wednesday & Friday

./.- @ 10:05 am. Omnibus Edition: 98.1FM Saturday at 6 pm; VOG

Sunday @ 2 pm. Starting October 165 on 098,. Fat5: 45f I,:m

~t~ pr

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 20063



Guyana will


sugar reform

EU envoy
GUYANA is poised to be possibly the only sugar-produc-
ing country in the Caribbean to withstand the shock of
the sugar regime.
This is the view of Head of Delegation of the European
Commission, Mr. Per Eklund whose tenure here ends on Octo-
ber 25.
"I am personally convinced that Guyana will survive this
and I remain convinced that the sugar sector of Guyana will
remain competitive on the world market," Eklund told the Sun-
day Chronicle in a farewell interview last week.
"I am also positively convinced that the relation-
ship between Guyana and the EU is a solid one which
is based on longstanding commitment and friendship,"
he added.
Ambassador Eklund acknowledged that the sugar reform was
an "area where we had our exchanges of views... but at the end
of the day and from where we stand here in Guyana, we have a
national action plan for sugar and funds are coming in to sup-
port the reforms in the sugar sector."
This is as a result of the good and constructive relationship
the EU has with the stakeholders both the Guyana Govern-
ment and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), Eklund
Earlier this year. Guyana formalised and presented its sugar
action plan to the EC which targets EU assistance to help cush-
ion the impact of the severe price cuts on sugar the grouping
buys from this country.
The EU is cutting its preferential price for sugar from
Guyana and other producers in the ACP bloc by 36 per cent.
This move was described by stakeholders as "draconian",
which will have a crippling effect on the industry.
Ambassador Eklund said over the three years he has been
here, there has been improved coordination between and among
the donors.
"I think it has been exemplary the way that the EU and
the (missions and donors from) different countries have had regu-
lar coordination meetings to discus different points of views
but work in the same direction...and this is a positive for
Guyana," Eklund said.
According to Eklund, EU's financial assistance to Guyana
over the many years is close to $400M Euros. He noted that
the EU has assisted Guyana in various areas including the health,
water, education, housing and sea defence sectors, as well as in
the area of personnel training.
The Linden Economic Advancement Programme
(LEAP) aimed at promoting economic diversity in Lin-
den through investment and business ventures, is an-
other example of the Commission's continued com-
mitment to development in Guyana, the Ambassador
noted. (Mark Ramotar)

Wesley Gibbings
Barbados REGIONAL gov-
ernments, labour unions and
employers' groups have
agreed that improved compli-
ance with domestic labour
laws and regulations is
needed to ensure acceptable
labour standards are pro-
This is among several reso-
lutions adopted at the Tripartite
Employment Forum hosted by
the United Nations International
Labour Organisation (ILO) in
Barbados last week.
The Forum resolutions are
to be submitted for consider-
ation by the forthcoming meet-
ing of the C'ARICOM Council
for Human and Social lDevlop-
mnent (COHSOD) in Guyana.
Ilhe event, attended b\
more than 150 government rep-
resentatieCs, uitons and emn-
ployer federations from the En-
glish and Dutch-speaking Carib-
bean. examined measures in
pursuit of what the international
labour community describes as
the "decent work agenda."
This "agenda" relates to
ILO-iniliated attempts to ensure
that economic grow ill and dc\ el-
opineinl are matched by action
to generate more and better
jobs, improve social protection
and promote social dialogue.

Caribbean delegates focused
on the monitoring and enforce-
ment of existing regulations
since it was generally agreed
that. inm lost countries, there had
already been attempts to bring
legislation in line with accepted
principles contained in ratified
ILO conventions.
But Cleopatra Doumbia-
Henrvy. Director of the Interna-
tional Standards Department of
the ILO. reminded participating
countries the\ also needed to
ensure all outstanding conven-
tions awaiting ratification are
signed on to and applied.
S'e\eral delegates also siug-
gested there needed to be stron-
te'r action to. as the conference
colnuiniutle puts it. "raise
awareness of ... fundamental
principles and rights at work as
well as ratified ILO instrumentss.
There \\ as a \ iew that not
enough \\ as being done to ensure
compliance and that undesirable
outcomes w\ ere being obser\ ed.
-Let us be honest and not
fool ourseh es: there is all around
us a great deal of jobs that are
not decent." Caribbean Con-
gress of Labour (CCL) General
Secretary. George de Peana said.
Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Labour and Civil
Sen ice of Barbados. Carston
SiuImons meanwhile said at the
closing ceremony high "priority

For 4th, 5th Forms Students. CXC Subjects:

Biology Chemistry Physics Accounts
OP POB Maths English
Come in at 96 Bonasika and Sheriff Streets,
Section 'K' Campbellville or call on Tel. # 223-8928.
Fee: $1 500 per month for subject.

M^e. miaa 0icarha i
S-Medical Center

ST f*^*lhl-- Sonorri-,o IaTF"icifT TT*t a mrM Joint Pvi imns
V 'lvc ill yc i vo r Ii't'f ilily olt., ,PLrdt'5!.
v-; r urm tes e s

must be placed on the develop-
ment of our human resources
and their strategic utilisation."
This, he said. was necessary
since "these human resources
would only be motivated fully
to produce efficiently and effec-
tively once the philosophy of
decent work is entrenched in na-
tional policy as the modus
operandum ... as a way of
work as part of our employment
strategy and psyche."
The Forum also urged the
adoption of "employment-pro-
moting nmacro-economic policies
[hial foster conditions conducive
to increased trade, investment.
competitiveness and job oppor-
In such a context, Audrey
Hinchcliffe. President of the Ja-
maica Employers' Federation
suggested the changing face of
national economies demanded
more appropriate responses to
new human resource require-
"If workers are to be re-
trained." she said as an example.
"we need to be clear about our
economies and where we centre


our focus.'"
At the broader Caribbean
level, it was also proposed that
a "regional development strat-
egy" be devised "to complement
the national policy with respect
to employment creation."
President of the Caribbean
Employers' Confederation,
Marcel Meyer. said the strate-
gic objectives of the decent
work agenda meant for employ-
ers "the holistic integration of
economic and employment poli-
cies in the future development
of the Caribbean region."
De Peana described the de-
mands of the process as "a tre-
imendous and. for some, an im-
possible task."
"But everything, when
added." he said. "can make a big
difference in the lives of many."
The Forum followed offi-
cial endorsement of the de-
cent work agenda by the 2006
High-Level Segment of the
United Nations Economic and
Social Council and the Six-
teenth American Regional
Meeting of the ILO in
Brasilia last May.


Internationally Recognized
Diploma in Computer Studies

Beginners: 1. lindimos & Interinet Operation 2. Word
Advanced : 3. excel 4. Access 5, PowerPoint XP. 0 Publisher

Diploma in Advance Computer Studies
(Three (3) Certiicate courses -S5000 each)
1. Adi\ tance \ MS O iice Word & Excel 2. Advance \MS otflce
11- \word, FxcI, Access & PowerPoilt, 3. Microsoti Project

Diploma in Computerized Accounting
Excel 1 & 11. QuickBooks & Peachtree 85000 each
Diploma in Conmputer Repairs
1. Hardware 2. Software & Networking S$12000 each,
Diploma in DesktopPublishing&Web Desijn
1 CorelDraw 2. Adobe Photoshop 3.Web Design S5.000 each

**Courses begin Oct. 16,17, 18, 23 & 24**
S -l SI 3^ T~

L h dmIL- _--. 3.

/"1 fLPP.... C ...r:311P 5- '


Swiss Building
I Eccles E.B.D

+ Airport to Airport


+ Internet Shopping +
+ On Line Tracking +
+ Download Air Way bill +
on line

Door To Door
Free Mail Box

Courier & Cargo
Personalised service








IIIAR]AI w -~p I ~cl rr"8~ --ellA~IP~sQ ~ "~-~II~P;;i~grsarslI -L-------..M~IP~lnYr~l~fiP~E~*\ -U ~-- fi~E~r~C!


4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006


-UCxiiw ii-IT=__LA

UN imposes stringent arms sanctions

KnIIM n Irth K r e a f I l cIonscqLnces" U.S. Secretary of State Those five countries had
Slor the nuclear weapons test. Condoleezza Rice will visit been engaging North Korea
With China fearing a flood China, Japan and South Korea in the "six-party talks" aimed

By Evelyn Leopold and
Michelle Nichols

(Reuters) The U.N. Security
Council voted unanimously
yesterday to impose finan-
cial and weapons sanctions
on North Korea for its
nuclear test, which the reso-
lution called a "clear threat
to international peace and
The U.S.-drafted resolu-
tion allows nations to stop
cargo going to and from North
Korea to check for weapons of
mass destruction or related
supplies. It was adopted after
the United States. Britain and
France made some modifica-
tions to deal with last-minute
objections from Russia and
"Today we are sending a
strong and clear message to
North Korea and other would-
be proliferators that there will
be serious repercussions in
continuing to pursue weapons
of mass destruction." U.S. Anm-
bassador John Bolton told the
Security Council's 15 meim-
The resolution requires all
countries to prevent the sale or
transfer of materials related to
Pyongyang's unconventional
weapons programmes. And it
demands nations freeze funds
overseas of people or busi-
nesses connected with North
Korea's nuclear and ballistic
missile programmes.
In a concession to China,
the resolution specifically ex-
cludes the use of force, but al-
lows economic sanctions and a
restriction on naval and air
But by allowing cargo in-

1 Pearl White Mark
11 GX 100 fully
powered, AC, 17"
alloy ri m s ,
condition $2.5M
neg. Owner
migrating. Contact:

section, the document still puts
an international imprimatur on
the U.S.-led Proliferation Secu-
rity Initiative. This was launched
in May 2003 and encourages
countries to interdict weapons
from North Korea, Iran and other
states of concern.

North Korea's U.N. amibas-
sador said his country\ "totall\"'

The resolution also drops a
ban on all arms going to North
Korea, but it puts an embargo
on all large-sized conventional
In Washington. a U.S. intel-
ligence analysis showed radio-
activity in air samples collected
near the suspected nuclear test
site, a U.S. official said on Fri-
day. five days after Pyongyang
announced il conducted the

of refugees from a sudden col-
lapse of North Korea which
was sorely tested yet survived
the demise of the Soviet Union,
the death of its founder and a
famine that may have killed 10
per cent of its people in the
1990s some questioned what
impact any sanctions would
"North Korea is already
very familiar with poverty."
former South Korean President
Kim Dae-jung told Reuters in

A North Korean soldier looks out from a boat at the bank of the Yalu River, October 13,

2006. (Adam Dean/Reuters)
rejected the Security Council's
Ambassador Pak Gil Yon
told the council at a public meet-
ing that Pyongyang conducted a
nuclear test because of the "hos-
tile policies" of the United States.
Wang Guangya. China's U.N.
ambassador, told the council
Beijing still opposed interdiction
and urged nations not to take
"provocative steps."


Imported (used) Europe,
never used in Guyana
Excellent condition.
Tel: 629-3528/231-2070

"That's right, though this is
only a first look. People have
been saying all along that the
working assumption is it was a
nuke," said the official, who
spoke on condition of anonym-
President Bush had used
his weekly radio address to the
nation to urge world powers to
pass tough sanctions on North
Korea and said Pyongyang

Pharmacist wanted to
work in Carriacou, Sister
Isle of Grenada. Salary
and housing allowance
given. Please send all
applications to 39
Dadanawa Street,
Section K Campbellville,
Georgetown by October
20,2006 or call 226-0448.

Seoul yesterday. "The country
can also get support. at least in
order to survive, from countries
such as China."
Kim. the architect of South
Korea's engagement policy with
the North, blamed U.S. policy
in part for the nuclear crisis on
the Korean peninsula, which he
said could only end if Washing-
ton held direct talks with
Pyongyang leaders.
"The United must
talk to North Korea," Kim said
in an e-mail interview. "We have
to talk not only with friends
but also with enemies, if neces-

from October 17 to 22. A U.S.
official said Rice would also
likely travel to Russia during
the trip.

at getting North Korea to
abandon its nuclear
programme in exchange for
aid and security guarantees.

Muslims find errors in Pope's

presentation of Islam
By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor
PARIS (Reuters) Senior Muslim scholars, taking up Pope
Benedict's call for a frank dialogue, have written him an
open letter listing factual errors in his recent speech on
Islam that sparked protest across the Muslim world.
The 38 experts, including grand muftis from the Muslim
world and scholars based in Britain and the United States. said
they accepted the Pope's stated regrets over the uproar and his
expressions of respect for all Muslims.
The politely worded letter challenged the former theology
professor on his own area of expertise and gave him poor marks
for misreading the Koran, failing to use terms correctly and cit-
ing obscure and possibly biased sources.
"'The letter represents an attempt to engage with the pa-
pacy on theological grounds in order to tackle wide-ranging mis-
conceptions about Islam in the Western world." said Islamica
Magazine, an international quarterly on Muslim affairs that
posted the open letter on its website yesterday.
Managing editor Mohanummad Khan told Reuters a copy of
the letter would be handed to the Vatican nuncio (ambassador)
today in Amman, where Islamica has an editorial office.
Speaking in Regensburg in early September. Benedict quoted
a 14th century By\antine emperor as saying Islun was evil and
irrational and had been spread by the sword.
The speech sparked protests across the Muslim world, sev-
eral churches were attacked in the Middle East and an Italian
nun was murdered in Somalia. Benedict has said he did not agree
with the emperor he quoted.
The scholars included grand muftis of Egypt. Oman,
Uzbekistan, Istanbul. Russia. Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo as
well as a Shi'ite ayatollah. Jordanian Prince Ghazi bin
Mohammad bin Talal and Western-based academics.
They faulted Benedict for arguing that a Koran verse advo-
cating religious freedom was written while the Prophet
Mohammad was politically weak and "instructions ... concern-
ing holy war" written when he was strong.
SThe verse was written when Mohanunad ruled in Medina
and wanted to keep converts from forcing their children to aban-
don their Christian or Jewish faith for Islam, they wrote.
The letter also faulted him for translating "jihad" as "holy
war," saying "jihad" means a "struggle in the way of God" and
did not necessarily have to include force.
Benedict used a "very marginal source," the scholars wrote,
when he quoted an obscure 11th century thinker, Ibn Hazin, to
say Muslims thought God was so transcendent that he was
not even bound by his own word.
They also disputed passages where he said or implied that
Islam was irrational, violent and based on forced conversion.
"Had Muslims desired to convert all others by force, there
would not be a single church or synagogue left anywhere in the
Islamic world." they wrote.
They asked how Benedict could argue that violence was
against God's nature when Jesus Christ used it to drive
the money-changers out of the Temple in Jerusalem.

A _M_4__ML4 _____0__i___N_:__1____
I 1-1, in semi-residential area
Young lhard \ rl as Biush CIutters 3000UUU CU. yd. sand and cold. fully secured.
bein ll e Hpi| eojob).n underground reservoir.
r at Better Hope. over head tank.
(Co act Nathaniel owi : Owner leaving.
'M-SI -"-I Tel. 613-6005, 226 -1457.




F 220) 07 ) (l411i



21006-10- 14

708 811




MONDAY 200o(-lo-(t) 04 09 14 10 19
TUESDAY 2000)(0-to- 1 23 01 04 08 20
WEDNESDAY 200oo0-loI 20 21 04 02 05
THURSDAY 2006-10-12 10 24 14 16 13
FRIDAY 2006-10-13 17 25 22 10 20
SATURDAY 2006-10-14 04 25 03 26 01

F Imrlm~ % ww


SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006 5

Fri (cJf~eJ -

Peru's Shining Path leader gets life in retrial

Peru (Reuters) Peru sen-
tenced Shining Path founder
Abimael Guzman to life in
prison on Friday after a
year-long retrial for the
rebel who led a fanatical war
to try to impose communism
from 1980 until his capture
in 1992.

Guzman. 71, whose Maoist
movement is blamed for 31,300
deaths in Peru, sat motionless
as he received his sentence in the
heavily-guarded naval base
north of Lima dressed in a black
jacket and white shirt.
Dozens of survivors of
Shining Path attacks chanted
"murderer" outside the naval

base and called for judges to give
the gray-haired former philoso-
phy professor life in prison.
Guzman's lawyer Manuel
Fajardo said he would appeal
the ruling, which followed a
seven-hour court session.
Guzman waged a "popular
war" from 1980 until 1992, in-
spired by China's communist

leader Mao Zedong, offering
dignity to millions of Andean
But his calls for followers
to first cross a "river of blood"
and kill 10 per cent of the
population ultimately alienated
supporters and deeply scarred
In court, Guzman was ac-

Mexican archeologists find largest Aztec figure

By Gunther Hamm

Mexican archeologists un-
veiled the largest Aztec idol
ever discovered on Friday and
said it could be a door to a

they uncovered more of the slab
in recent days.
Asked on Friday if it was
the most important Aztec piece
found, anthropologist Alvaro
Barrera said: "For its size, yes,
for the importance ... we have
to wait to see what we discover

are getting very excited," said
Alberto Diez, a member of
the archeological team.
The scientists believe the
monolith could cover the en-
trance to a chamber and may
soon announce more finds.
"Most likely we will find

Part of a monolith is seen after an excavation in the archaeological area of the Templo
Mayor in Mexico City's main square, October 13, 2006. (Henry Romero/Reuters)

hidden chamber at a ruined
temple under the heart of
Mexico City.
The Aztecs, a warlike and
deeply religious people who
built numerous monumental
works, ruled an empire stretch-
ing from the Gulf of Mexico to
the Pacific Ocean and encom-
passing much of modern-day
central Mexico.
The 12.4 tonne stone
slab, 46 feet in surface area,
was partially uncovered this
month at the main Templo
Mayor on the edge of the
capital's central Zocalo
square. Aztecs used the
temple for worship and hu-
man sacrifice.
Excavators have been aston-
ished by the size of the piece
and its elaborate engraving of
the earth god Tlaltccuhlli as

and its context."
When it was discovered, of-
ficials said the monolith and an
adjacent 15th century altar com-
prised the most significant Az-
tec find in decades.
Now, with the realisation
that the monolith is likely a
giant stone idol, some are
calling it one of the greatest
archeological finds in a coun-
try that also boasts pyra-
mids like Chichen ltza and
Last year. scientists found
a 2,600-year-old. 30-tonne idol
in Tamloc, San Luis Potosi. be-
longing to an older culture.
"These two finds, Taitoc
and this stone, on ;a national
level are the most important
ever. We still haven't com-
pletcly uncovered it. but we

an enormous offering below it.
If there is a chamber, we will
find a series of impressive of-
ferings," Diez said.
The Aztecs' often bloody
reign began in the 14th century
and ended when they were sub-
jugated in 1521 by the Spanish,
led by Hernan Cortes.
Aztec rulers began building
the pyramid-shaped Templo
Mayor in 1375. Its ruins are
now yards from downtown's
choking traffic.
The temple was a center of
human sacrifice. At one cer-
emony in 1487. historians say
tens of thousands of victims
were sacrificed, their hearts
ripped out.
Spanish conquistadors
destroyed the temple when
they razed the city and used
its stones to help build their
own capital. Archeologists
say the Spaniards came
within feet of discovering the
Now the site is sur-
rounded by Spanish colonial
buildings like Mexico City's
cathedral and the historical
National Palace as well as
convenience stores and fast-
food restaurant.,.-

-190 E Mercedes Benz Limited
Edition 2 6. 6 cylinder, automatic, fully
powered sun roof, custom interiorwork, i
full skirt package, CDplayerandmore. i

BMW 3251 Convertible
adulomati. D'VD sound system, 2
,.,cre- r, n. rn.m wheels, full skirt kit,
alarm and more.

s *. Mazda Miata Convertible
harrd & -oft lop, 20,000 miles, 5-
spe&jed m wheels, fully powered,
I .-C, pl,.yers and more.

t::Ia ^ 3jgilggj I g 177"11 rJ
143 Z3~ i]i

caused of massacres such as that
of 69 people, including 22 chil-
dren, in an Andcan village in
The anti-terrorist court also
sentenced Guzman's longtime
lover Elena Iparraguirre to life
Another 10 members of
Shining Path's leadership re-
ceived sentences of between 24

and 35 years in prison.
Guzman was sentenced to
life in prison for treason in 1992
under then-President Alberto
Fujimori's anti-terror laws. But
the hooded judges in military
courts were deemed inhumane
and the retrial was ordered in
2003 to bring Peru's legal sys-
tem into line with international

Shining Path guerrilla leader Abimael Guzman is pictured
in a jail after his capture in Lima in this September 24,
1992 file photo. Peru sentenced Guzman to life in prison
on Friday after a year-long retrial for the rebel who led a
fanatical war to try to impose communism from 1980
until his capture in 1992. (Mariana Bazo/Files/Reuters)

w Al equpped with AC,
S, (li etc. Weli ing Speials
-- -- j5;, Now on Fe Bar.
-(Sonme caions applies).


Cal xdcRelolis n 27-7717/25-20 op 82440
opAk sa 8.Rb ib Wi;Lclon b o"BiNWO


E N T : 2 '- a,'




.~ ~..


r,;u~79 ~:



,I y -. t -o -' ,

6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006


EFFORTS are being intensified on all relevant fronts to
ensure a safe and secured environment for Cricket World
Cup 2007 as well as to prevent illegal profiteering with
imitation logos and a host of marketing symbols and prod-
ucts as authorised by the International Cricket Council
(ICC) for the coming historic tournament.
Consequently, while the CWC's special committee on secu-
rity was meeting last week in Barbados, under the chairman-
ship of Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley, members of the
Guyana Manufacturers' Service Association (GMSA) were be-
ing briefed on the legislation to combat "ambush marketing" of
brands and symbols belonging to the ICC and West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB).
As reported in our yesterday's edition, the ICC/CWC's law-
yer, Derek Jones, gave a detailed presentation of the so-called
'Sunset Legislation' for CWC 2007 that outlines the civil and
criminal charges that could be enforced against business enter-
prises, vendors and others for engaging in unlawful marketing
to the detriment of identified sponsors.
The intention is not to deny opportunities for the business



sector or vendors from benefitting financially from the thou-
sands of visitors and Guyanese during the Guyana segment of
CWC 2007. Rather, that strict compliance is ensured in
honouring the guidelines applicable to all of the nine CARICOM
states hosting matches from March to April.
There simply cannot be any variation in the application of
the "sunset" legislation in illegal marketing with brand names
and symbols of the ICC and WICB. Or, for that matter, in the
security infrastructure arrangements to be implemented.
Since the host governments have agreed with the ICC and
WICB to treat their collective jurisdictions as a "single domes-
tic space" (SDS) to achieve the objectives of a "safe and se-
cured environment" (SSli), then the same rules of hassle-free
travel and security obligations must be in place and honoured
by all.
As Mia Mottley said in speaking on behalf of the security
committee, having taken much care to facilitate a "golden pe-
riod" in hassle-free travel for visitors and citizens to fully en-
joy CWC 2007 in a secured environment against criminal/ter-
roristic activities, lapses in any one of the host territories could
jeopardise the entire process for all others to be treated as a


"single domestic environment".
The cooperation of all stakeholders is, therefore, impera-
tive to make a success in the commercial and security ar-
rangements for CWC 2007. We strongly urge such coop-
eration in the interest of all concerned.

Editor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
Sunday Editor: Michelle Nurse
Editorial: 227-5216; 227-5204; 22-63243-9
Sports: 225-7174
After hours 226-3243-9
Fax: 227-5208
The Chronicle is at
e-mail address
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Guyana.





-ou oiiin Pu m o]tia's crucialdeciJRsioU

THE STUNNING leak to the opposition Jamnaica Labour Party
(JLP) of a bank account with money froin a foreign corpora-
tion for the ruling People's National Party (PNP) has created
a major problem for three sources currently commanding wide
attention at home and abroad in this Caribbean Community
partner state.
They are: Jamaica's banking
sector. specifically First Caribbean
International Bank FCIB) from
where the leak occurred: the seven-
month old administration of Prime
Minister Portia Simpson- 9
Miller: and the Dutch oil and coin-
modities trading enterprise.
Trafigura Beheer, donor of
the exposed fund for the governing
PNP. some J$31 million "
In this troubling scenario, a
question of immediate relevance is
whether the populist Simpson- PRIME MINISTER PORTIA
Miller, a political tactician not to SIMPSON-MILLER
be underestimated, will proceed
with plans for a snap pre-Chrislinas general election, as was widely
expected before the so-called *Trafigura bombshell'.
From my own distance, I am persuaded that she could well
rethink her strategy and move to gain some needed space for clear-
ing tip, as best she can, the messy 'Trafigura affair' in lime for a
post-Cricket World Cup election in 2007.
It may be political bravado,. but lihe tough "road-runner" of Ja-
maican politics has already warned, as of last (this) week, that while
the JLP feels it has a "good thing" going in its cry of "corruption" in
the Trafigura funding exposure. its "go-gel-theni" campaign could
come to haunt thai party, while litc PNP stays ilhe course f or a;
filth consecutive term in government. The coming fortniglht may pro-
vide better signals on tlihe issue of a new election.
In contrast, the .LP's leader, Bruce Golding is boasting io 'vic-
tory at hand", and urging his followers not to "drop the hall" now\\
that the Trafigura scandal has, hlie eels, placed the party in a firm
position to win the next election. Bravado onil his part. as well'?
What is already known is that since the .11LP's leader inerrily
went public with his disclosure on October 3 of the leaked I '113I
information a violation of the provisions of Jamaica's Banking Act
daniae control has been the name of the gamie for both Triligturn
and the PNP.

Already suffering from more tlihan a tarnished reputlalion in Ithe
United Nations "oil-for- ood" scandal. ihe Ncllterlands 'rafiguria.
a major business partner of slale-owned 'Petroleum Corporation tof
Jalnaica (PCJ). hunliedly went on the defensive in explaining
that its .$31 million was not a gift donationon" for PNP's clcclions
RIalher. it was payment for "i coniin'rcial agrecimentil". Aln
: a;,rLcei ti'i \ ithli :a parlyv. goM\Cnrli icll or indi\ iduiail'? Q iieslioli's llal
irlnilnlili tt ii \\,T-ed inchlud l t),o raised b]\ hi \\l l t icldo ro ip ll

'Janimaicans Ior Justice'.
l'nder e\istiing regulations of tlie Orgianisation of lceonomnic Co-
operation and Developmlient (0iECD)). ransnational corporations,
such as 'Trfigura. are prohibited from contributing to campaign fi-
nlancing. I lence, its claim of palmenilt oil "a colnnercial agreemtentll".
The politician al lthe centre of the Trafigutra-mtoney controversy,
has since been forced Ito resign ;is Minister of Intfornation and De-
velopment as \\e11 as General Secretary of the PNP Colin
Campbell i. I I. hoe\eer, remains a government Senator and has de-
nied an\ "hank-pank'" busin ess for pCersonal gain.
I is colleague, Robert Pickersgill. chairman of thie PNP. retIains
adamant that no laws had been broken in his parl)'s acceptance of
a "corporate contribution": minor was it a first for political parties in
Jaiaica toi benefit from corporate campaign financing.

Billt uneasy is the head that wears the proverbial crown cutr-
rentlv that of the country's first-ever woman Prime Minister, tlhe
indomitable 'Sister P'. Seven months ago, she had the fallen
Campbell among frontline acti\ ists in her successful campaign to
succeed the retired P.J. Patterson as PNP leader and ne\w head of
Depending on the outcome of reported negotiations by
FCIB with the PNP over threatened legal action for alleged
breach of confidentiality rules the party has suffered as a cus-
tomer of the bank. restoration
of "banking credibility" should
"soon come". The FCIB has al-
"' ready moved on disciplinary ac-
tion against a senior employee.
It is a development that shouldI
*-w I-,. make IF(, the influential
Sorgeanisation of lthe powerful bust-
Sness sectors, (lthe lJamaica Blankers
S" \ssociailion and es\ clrvone else caln-
oImuislsv comllforl.tale.
If Trafigura ultimately tian-
ages to win its argumentIt on claimed
S' "payvient for a collmmercial agree-
milent" that was not a "donation'"
for IPNP's campaign financing,. it
Should be left to coliniitL' its sepa-
ilat' b title \' 1 tiaa t liness co'illiac'l
f\\'th tile [lie Petlrol'teum iorlporatlioln of
BRUCEGOLDING .Jlilaica:i. l3ut as Ihis coluilin \\ias
heing written. there were reports
oul olf Kigsoni that tl lihe P .I iv hrig alln nd to its business relai-
lionship \\'ilh Trifiiiura.
'Thlie iost petrl tuil tiuestiio in ill this uiilolding political alialia.
lihotw vei. rcmailis locilscd onu lh filtliure otl lic clhirismii alic iSilpson-ll
Miller aiid the lIPN' go\erniimenltI slh inl1herited Iroti P.J. Patllerson.
Shel would need all hlie political skills and popila silupporl slie
lias acquiiredl o\i thlie \ears to come up \\wih a credible sti.atgy to
elffecli\'el derail c lthe lic,es iif thlc J.II i ils evident milking of tlic
Tral'afigtir Ia'tunditig cotlllroVie'ts\ lo mobilise a massive siupporl baIIs
ahili d enol nt\\ .tcneiil election \\hlicc\ ercallcd.

In the meanwhile, those vigorously demanding laws and mniecha-
nismls to regulate campaign financing, whether from the political right.
left or centre. should Iemper their rhetoric with prevailing reality.
That is. that private. undisclosed funding of elections is a prac-
tice well rooted in the political culture of not just Jamnaica, but in
societies across outr Caribbean. It is an old problem that would re-
quire, as in the case of Jamaica, unqualified support of more than
the dominant parliamentary parties to effect a fundamental change.
Calls for probity in governance and proper conduct in public affairs
by leaders of government are normally loudest from political parties while
in opposition. They may not
lack merit: only that \\when a change in
government occurs, its deja vu.
Therefore. readers should not
hold their breath for a quick fix. NO
recognized .taj"or parl. in our
Caribbean region seems ready to )ngo
public with its sources of funding
from either local, regional or foreign
sources, that would include the
captains ol industry and commerce, r.
as well as foreign governments. cor-
poratiotnts and agellcics.
I he reality is that for all the
roaring rhetoric. in lli absence of
la\\ s requiring proper accountabil-
iti', including producing rccvtelevx at
records. NO parly or canIdidate I
contesting elections need to worry COLIN CAMPBELL
about disclosures of funding
sources. Since ino laws are broken, no penalty is to be imposed.
For now. thcre is understandable anu\iely not so much over the
otticolie0 olf '1-i's cl'lorls lto o\ercotic' its problem resulting froni
a \ iolalioil of Ihlic. J. iiiitc.i Balnkilg Act. Or, for that imaler, ho\\
Trl'atligura fiuc's ill its angutl islhcd bid to c\plain its JS3 I million Iromil
;i wrongly claimed "'lonlaion'" to tllilt of "pa in'lli lor .1 coiInier-l
ciaIl aigrecintcnl".
The really big issue of c'tncernll has to do \\ ilth a crucial decision
htal tnly Prilme Minicstr 'Sister I'. ck.11 colsliluitionall\ make -
whellier or inot to go ahead w lith l plaiinned prc-tihrislmas general
election for a filth PNP tICleti ill 'o\ crnmitillt.
Across the political fence., ler challenger. (Goldinug. is ex-
citedly u urging, bringg it on". Based on: "insider info" ;iat her
disposal. Sillipson-Miller has the option to either let the JLP
exlhauist itself on Ti'raigur'a politicking: or take he gamble and
"bring oni" the snap gene ral election.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006



WHAT it say, dread?
You what? You cork-balling these days because it safer?
Come on, blood. I know you good and I know you like back-
balling, but I never expected you to stoop to cork-balling.
What's with you and this cork-balling thing? You expect to get
more back-balling by going cork-balling?
I know you, you sly Rasta and if there's more back-balling to
be had from cork-balling than from going in shine rides, let me know,
bro. Share the secret with your blood.
From what I know, it's the shine rides among mini-buses op-
erating the public transportation routes that pull the bigger crowd
- especially the young people (women included) who want the
fancy looks and the latest music from the best sound system.
The cork balls of today do not have that attraction, unlike the
cork balls I knew growing up.
The cork balls I knew as a youngster were the balls we used
to play cricket. I don't know what they were made of, but they
were firmer and meaner than the bumper balls (harder than what
they call sponge balls these days) and tougher than even the leather
balls used in professional cricket.
And when a cork ball pitched fast and bounced off a firm pitch
by a strong bowler hit you it hit you hard, and you were usually
cut, bleeding and down and out for a while.
Cork balls weren't for little boys they were tough balls for
tough guys and carried a mean reputation.
Unlike the mini-buses called cork balls these days. These are
cork balls that are not much admired by many people; they don't
get a rush and there's nothing fast and furious about them.
Some people don't mind them.
One of our young photographers told me yesterday he takes
whichever comes first cork ball or shine ride. He looks like a shine
ride guy but shrugged his shoulders philosophically and said, "It's

the same money you pay cork ball or shine ride."
He said I look like a shine ride man. Well, duh!
So Rasta, what's with you and this cork ball riding? Isn't that
so stale?
You are now a cork ball fanatic because riding in a shine ride is
dangerous and you want to be strong and have your body intact
and live long so that you can do more and more back-balling?
I see your reasoning, dread and it makes good sense.
But, Rasta, there's got to be more to life than going along its
highways and byways in a cork ball. I am sure the Most High didn't
issue any commandment that life must be lived in the slow lane in
a cork ball.
1 know He wants us to stay on the straight and narrow path
but I can't find it in any scripture that we must clamber on board a
cork ball and suffer the staleness of life like so much stale bread.
What's this life without things that would make your spirits
soar, dazzle your eyes, set your heart pounding and your blood
racing through your veins?
Cork balls are fine but there's got to be shine rides in life, blood.
And while I appreciate your concern about wanting to keep
your limbs and life intact for things like back-balling, cork-balling
cannot be the only way to that kind of heaven, dread.
There's got to be music that does things to you; there's got to
be a zip and there's got to be sweetness along the way.
So, how about blending cork-balling and shine riding? There's
good and bad in both but the good in one can be used to overcome
the bad in the other so that only the good in both prevail.
Make sense to you? How about cork-riding in a shine ball?
See what I mean? It could be the best of both worlds.
The Police are right in getting tough to stop the rising carnage
on the roads it's been long overdue but outlawing shine rides would
condemn us all to a cork ball hell.

The Police could start "'
cork-riding in a shine ball
classes around the country,
making it compulsory for all ByK
mini-bus drivers and con-
ductors to take turns in attending sessions designed to blend the
best of cork-balling with the best of shine riding.
What a blessing it would be, dread, to be greeted, as you are
about to board a bus, by a pleasant, nicely-dressed, not sour-smell-
ing driver or conductor (who uses a decent deodorant or cologne),
with a genuine 'Good morning' or whatever.
And you settle into a comfortable seat in a comfortable atmo-
sphere, to the music of your choice, and when the bus has its cor-
rect quota of passengers, you set off for a quick, smooth ride and
not on a jerky, stale, slow boat to China.
It's the little things in life that add up to make the perfect
blend, Rasta. Like how the correct herbs and spices mixed together
produce that special thrill.
It's the correct mixture, the coming together of the best juices
that makes it all happen and so sweet, dread. It's the blend.
So, you don't have to go that stale cork-balling route in life,
I'll have a word with Traffic Chief Roland Alleyne. Like Guyana
Defence Force Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Edward Collins, he's also a
fellow villager of mine and I am sure he'll consider carefully start-
ing cork-riding in a shine ball classes.
After all, Rasta, like a fast bowler trying to maintain the shine
on a cricket ball to get the best out of it, we've all got to try to put
some shine into life and there's got to be some merit in cork-riding
in a shine ball.
Shine on in the cork ride, blood, shine on.
Later down.


Back to the land

ONE of the things I look forward to on most weekends is
heading to the market to fill up two strong bags with a
variety of fruits and vegetables grown at home in Trinidad
and from other Caribbean islands.
I enjoy the smell of the market freshly cut watermelons,
sweet, fat golden bananas and plantains bursting at the seams,
ginger broken open for a buyer who wanted "just ah small piece",
the pungent smell of peeled oranges, overripe paw paw and
the sounds of market vendors encouraging people in dialect to
buy from their stalls and the conversations between seller and
buyer who have become familiar with each other over the years.
But for months now, the market is no longer a joy for me.
My bags have gotten lighter, no longer over-laden, where I
struggle breathlessly, almost dragging them to the car.
In one hand, I can now easily hold two bags and I feel
sympathy when I open my refrigerator and see lots of spaces,
which otherwise would have been packed with bodi, melogene,
pumpkin, different varieties of spinach, sweet peppers, toma-
toes, cabbage, cassava and other ground provision.
Now, it's down to a small bag of carrots, a small bag of
tomatoes, a small piece of pumpkin, a skinny lettuce and a few
More than that, I feel a sense of disappointment that I
can't give my family the balanced and nutritious meals which
centrally involve fruits, vegetables, beans and peas.
And the reason for my food troubles has to do with the
astonishing escalation in the price of fruits and vegetables in
Trinidad. It has reached a point where it is cheaper to buy a
medium-sized chicken than to buy three pounds of tomatoes.
The high price of fruits and vegetables in the country
has also driven up inflation to nine per cent in a one year
period between August 2005-2006.
So it was a most welcome decision but it long. long over-
due one when Prime Minister Patrick Manning placed heavy
emphasis during the October 4 budget on resuscitating the ag'ri-
culture sector in the new year to help drive down inflation.
Hopefully, this would not just be a temporary or slop-
gap measure but a serious government policy to allow agricul-
lure to nitace "" permanent contribution to GDP and in landemn
to a ii;;m! of other social issue such as rural poverty and un-
empoyn the 20062007 fiscal yent.
In the 2006-2007 fiscal yeiK, the Trinidad and Tobago gov-

ernment is again aiming at reducing inflation to seven per cent
but which will require halving the increase in food prices from
between 20-25 per cent where it currently stands to 10-12 per
I've always felt agriculture
began its downhill trend when
then Prime Minister Basdeo
Panday in 2001 appointed his
longtime political ally. Trevor
Sudama (who later turned trai-
tor but one love between them
again) as the Minister of Food
Instead of seeing it as a ma-
jor opportunity to get agricul-
ture fired up by linking the sec-
tor to poor, rural families: to a
healthy lifestyle; to the country
becoming self sufficient in food
and even finding export markets
in the large U.S. supermarket
chains like the food producers |
in Latin America. Sudama cyni- __
cally and cryptically described
himself to reporters, as the Minister of Bhagi (spinach) and

Many people retorted: "But what wr
good food!"
Many more people believed he had
which incidentally was the economy
former constituents.
Maybe Sudau l a wanted a glorified
M minister of I foreign / ii"L. .1, 1
u-lit los' oe coiI' nlcts,. to nme. w\'ert lie'
broke agricullure like a blight oi a;I p:rts
ind vegetables. sucking their tile bloodl.
The decision by the ciitrrenit LO\enu
Caroni (1975) sugar ctnompainy. i\vlich aidm
drain on Ihe Ireasury,. added o i ti1 fturihe
sector because inmtay abandoned sugar il:
verled into arable tarm"n ',h'd :V, .".'d --
I'cld went into ruin.l

I also thought Manning would have linked the revitalisation
of the agriculture sector at home to the region-wide initiative
tinder the rubric of what is known as the Jagdeo Initiative to
give priority attention to agriculture, to ensure the food secu-
rity of the region and cut the high food bill that our countries
are facing.
I've also discovered, quite unfortunately, that not very
many of our journalists in the Caribbean are aware of the Ini-
tiative titled, 'A Framework for Repositioning Agriculture in
the Caribbean', otherwise called the Jagdeo Initiative.
Maybe it's because our agriculture ministers return to their
countries and don't update their national media on agriculture-
related issues discussed at their CARICOM meetings.
I also blame members of the media, in part, for not keep-
ing informed about the CARICOM meetings by visiting the
CARICOM website or ensuring that their names are on the e-mail
listing to receive speeches, communiques and statements by con-
tacting the friendly people in the Communications Unit.
Quite recently, the Association of Caribbean Media (ACM)
invited journalists to write a couple paragraphs about the Jagdeo
Initiative for selection to participate in a workshop being held
in Nassau. Bahamas.
Many journalists instead wrote the ACM to find out what
the Jagdeo Initiative was all about!
Recognising the role that the media could play in sensitiz-
ing their countries to the importance of agriculture, the Inter-
American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (I1CA)
hosted the two-day workshop which brought together media
practitioners, information and public relations officers to dis-
cuss how the communication lines could be opened up between


It was the first workshop of this type that IICA was host-
ong Xwth lihe that is ing during their Caribbean Week of Agriculture and they should
be commutended for recognizing the media as a powerful medium
belittled the sector and a potential partner in getting much more news on agricul-
ic mainstay of his lure in our newspapers and the electronic media.
The ACM has put forward some concrete proposals to
position slh ais Ille lake the c t biclie a notch t urothe1 1
i k idl i-t.'tull! \AgttculltuC is indeed big ncwI s. domnltinti g global trade. Il lI
"i. i it the et c ec ,i ked negC oliltions on 01 e 1I' e
pi t'l'limal li ,I \\ l ilk I, :l Ille' I Cie \ 1 t M l l 0 1 n ...... *...,,t,
ilh lhat maks tNlII Irln e .\r- orll t e n.'. m ric.s l:T .. and ;il "\o i n .....
(ig nImstionli (W\ 1,') inilerial meetnllcc l,.
titeItl 10t 'lo ,e o' itn 1It' \N ;is ,lso bccn Ipromotl lig reviit'ilial on of lhe anri
ttilt .!\ v, .1 ;: .tiLor .co:lrtTl Sr r te'erioailt!, .i !;,- ,i.!,teg !c t',.w. i c.tcion a.d. i|l etiiit)io't l generation.
: tGo'.!< v. ,'r" --. "r ,t(:"b GK-'* n )7-.' he'_itee. HC Di-t'tor Gcneaial.

Fkease turn to page eight

----- -- L -------.~JYIn~pm~lc~~


An apology for slavery

would set new agenda

(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat who
publishes widely on interna-
tional issues)

SHOULD the present United
Kingdom (UK) government
apologise for Britain's role
in the slave trade which, on
March 25th next year, would
have been abolished for 200
That's one of the questions
that an advisory committee
chaired by John Prescott, the
Deputy Prime Minister, will be
grappling with this month.
The committee was estab-
lished to oversee preparations
for the bicentenary of the pas-
sage of the Slave Trade Act in
In the UK as in the
United States (U.S.) there are
vocal groups who feel quite
passionately that the govern-
ments of those countries that
were actively involved in Afri-
can slavery should not only
apologise but pay compensa-
Equally, there are others
who, while they accept that sla-
very was a vile and barbaric ac-
tivity of dehumanisation, see
little value in the present UK
government apologising for ac-
tions in which it played no part
and which occurred two hun-
dred years ago.
However, various cities and
institutions in the UK have
apologised in the past. among

them the City of Liverpool in
1999 and the General Synod of
the Church of England in Feb-
ruary this year.
About I million West Afri-
can slaves were transported
from Liverpool to America and
the Caribbean, and the City
made thriving profits from its
involvement. In the case of the
Church of England, it too made
significant profits from planta-
tions it owned in the West
In May this year. the City
of Bristol, which was second to
Liverpool in its involvement in
the slave trade, publicly de-
bated whether it should
apologise. From 1698 to 1807.
it is reported that 2,114 ships
set sail from Bristol to African
and then to America and the
Caribbean carrying over half a
million slaves.
The debate in Bristol was
open and frank, with respected
persons such as Richard
Dowden, director of the Royal
African Society, pointing out
that Africa itself was deeply im-
plicated as a buyer, catcher and
seller of slaves.
Now this debate is likely
to assume a much wider di-
mension as the UK
government's advisory com-
mittee decides whether or not
the government should make
a frank apology for Britain's
role in the slave trade or is-
sue "a statement of regret".
There are precedents for
statements of regret.

In 1997. Tony Blair, the
British Prime Minister, ex-
pressed regret for Britain's fail-
ure to relieve the Irish potato
famine in the mid-19th Century.
And, at the \World Con('ference
Against Racism in South Africa
in 2001. Spain's [Labour and So-
cial Affairs Minister, Juan
Carlos Aparicio, said of African
slavery: "We profoundly regret
the injustices of the past".
Successive administrations
in the U.S. have avoided both
apologising and expressing re-
gret for U.S. involvement in
slavery, although both Presi-
dent Bill Clinton and George
W Bush have acknowledged
slavery's evils. President
Clinton did so in 1998 when he
said: "Surely every American
knows that slavery was wrong,
and we paid a terrible price for
[it], and that we had to keep re-
pairing that. And just to say
that it's wrong and that we are
sorry about it is not a bad
thing. That doesn't weaken
In 2004, President George
W Bush said of slavery: "Years
of unpunished brutality and
bullying and rape produced a
dullness and hardness of con-
science. Christian men and
women became blind to the
clearest commands of their faith
and added h\ pocrisy to injus-
The reason for caution int
the U.S. and European coun-
tries about an official govern-
ment apology stems from a fear

that it would imply legal re-
sponsibility for slavery and,
therefore, an obligation to make
financial reparations. And,
there are groups in both the

U.S. and UK that campaign for
compensation. Although, ex-
actly how such a case would be
prosecuted and what form com-
pensation would take and to
whom it would be paid defy
easy understanding.
At the 2001 World Confer-
ence Against Racism. Nigeria's
President. Olusegun Obasanjo.
called for an apology by "the
states which actively practiced
and benefited themselves from
slavery" for "the historical
"wrongs that are owed to the
victims of slavery".
But, he went on to say that
an apology would be enough.
"An apology closes the door

Agriculture Month October 2006
Theme: Investing in Guyana's Agriculture for Food Security
Date Region ActivitN Venue
October 16. 4 World Food Day Diiilmond Cominounits Centre G(round. IM D
October 18. 2 Farmer's Forum Anna Riegina Multilateral School, F ssequibo
2006 Coast
October 22. 9 Farmers Foruim & Mini-I"hi btiotn lI cth.m.. Region Nine
October 23. 4 1 launchine of the Fisheries Rccion Iour,
2006 Managcement Plan
October 25. 3 Seminar C ;anal 2. West Bank l)enicar~a
October 25 6 Management Practices ofPigs Iast Itank Berhice
II 2(,6 Minli-l':xhlibitionI

October 26.
2006 (

October 27.

October 28.


MMA ADA Open Da\

NARI Open Day

Youth Ioruili lor l iciiltLu,

MM A AD)A Compounld. ()nvcin\ agt. Wcslt Cost
lcrbicc ",
NtARI C(''ipoiiuni. NMI Rcpo's. IFast Coast
I) incra ___________ _______
I Nlai, M:inst:l\ ]Iesoil. I ssuintbo CLoast

)October 2,). C 7 au l l s (- ( la n r' I ilir l' o sc' onllt dmCn t\ t e \' t;' l H crl e I
2000 m_______t-ix -l 200o

. . ...Mi", h ibh n ,a 1 l l ll t lm ll \ tl t lIc- .
nm I

1IhibIli' &-M- L-t 1I
1 A\nald C el'1n1Ilka ls O ii1 f\ n utu
-l ti i ,n,-: nl ll, 'i\ o, ( lo

(on the issue) and does not pro-
mote any reprisals or litigation.
nor should it", he said.
President Obasanjo may
well have lit a candle to light the
darkness of this issue.
African slavery was a bla-
tant wrong and injustice per-
petrated over many centuries.
It has left the descendants of
Africans in the U.S., Central
and South America, the Car-
ibbean and now in Europe
with a strong sense of having
been deprived of their human
dignity and robbed of the
chance to prosper alongside
other races.
In part, it is this sense of
deprivation that promotes ten-
sions from young African de-
scendants toward white com-
The wounds need to be
healed for the world to move
on. and if Germany's govern-
ment could apologise for the

suffering inflicted on the
Jews and the dreadfulness of
the holocaust, there is no
reason why the governments
of other countries that
played a role in the awful-
ness of African slavery
should not do likewise.
In both the U.S. and the
UK, the descendants of Afri-
cans have risen to roles of
prominence in government and
business, but forms of institu-
tional racism still persist as does
a sense of resentment among
African communities.
An apology by the UK
government would open the
door for other governments to
say sorry as well. Such an
apology would help to ease
pain, build confidence and set
a new agenda for meaningful
engagement between white
and black people.
(Responses to:

Back to..

From page seven
speaking during the 6th Caribbean Week of Agriculture
(CWA). described a prosperous agricultural sector, promot-
ing economic growth, employment and rural prosperity as
a prerequisite for poverty alleviation and food security be-
cause the majority of the rural poor are in agriculture.
But, he added, for this change to take place, agricul-
ture must be valued for what it is: the bedrock of society
and the cornerstone of any economy.
I hope our Caribbean politicians could also adopt this state-
ment as policy, because one day the oil and gas. in the case of
Trinidad, will run out and the tourism industry that many is-
lands depend on will continue to be vulnerable to external fac-
tors and maybe internal ones such as crime.
So let us value our lands a little bit more.



McDOOM J- .4


The Guyana Library Association
in collaboration with The Institute
of Distance and Continuing
Education will be offering Module
2 (Management of information
inr I ihraFri D4o-"ri l '-'i
...4 .. .- ui i y II Xc .V I, ..3fL UI LIlt:
Information and Library
Technician Diploma during the
period October 16 December 2.
Register now at 1CE, Q'. n.s
C-c!,,- Compound.

'--- --~--t

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 20069

How long can the world feed itself?

WE ARE still living off the
proceeds of the Green Revo-
lution, but that hit diminish-
ing returns twenty years ago.
Now we live in a finely bal-
anced situation where world
food supply just about meets
demand, with no reserve to
cover further population
growth. But the population
will grow anyway, and the
world's existing grain supply
for human consumption is
being eroded by three differ-
ent factors: meat, heat and
For the sixth time in the
past seven years, the human race
will grow less food than it eats
this year. We closed the gap by
eating into food stocks accumu-
lated in better times, but there
is no doubt that the situation is
getting serious. The world's
food stocks have shrunk by half
since 1999, from a reserve big
enough to feed the entire world
for 116 days then to a predicted
low of only 57 days by the end
of this year.
That is well below the offi-
cial safety level. and there is no
sign that the downward trend is
going to reverse. If it doesn't.
then at some point not too far
down the road we reach the
point of absolute food short-
ages. and rationing by price
kicks in. In other words. grain
prices soar. and the poorest
start to starve.
The miracle that has fed us
for a whole generation now was
the Green Revolution: higher-
yielding crops that enabled us to
almost triple world food pro-
duction between 1950 and 1990
while increasing the area of
farmland by no more than ten
percent. The global population
more than doubled in that time.
so we are now living on less
than half the land per person
than our grandparents
needed. But that was a one-time
miracle, and it's over. Since the
beginning of the 1990s. crop
yields have essentially stopped
The world's population

continues to grow, of course,
though more slowly than in the
previous generation. We will
have to find food for the equiva-
lent of another India and another
China in the next fifty years,
and nobody has a clue how we
are going to do that. But the

more immediate problem is that
the world's existing grain sup-
ply is under threat.
One reason we are get-
ting closer to the edge is the
diversion of grain for meat
production. As incomes rise.
so does the consumption of
meat, and feeding animals
for meat is a very inefficient
way of using grain. It takes
between eleven and seven-
teen calories of food (almost
all grain) to produce one calo-
rie of beef, pork or chicken.
and the world's production of
meat has increased fivefold
since 1950. WVe now get
through f'ive billion hoofed
animals and fourteen billion
poultry a year, and it takes
slightly over a third of all our
grain to feed them.
Then there's lti he ial. I'lhe
most s isible cause of the f all int
world grain production frolni
2.68 billion tonnes in 2004 to
2.38 billion tones last year and
a predicted 1.98 billion tonnes
this year is droughts, but there
are strong suspicions that these
droughts are related to climate

(CIDA) is seeking an experienced Senior Governance Advisor. Initially, this
position will focus on assisting in the establishment of the analytical
framework for the Canadian Development Assistance Program in Guyana.
In particular, the Senior Governance Advisor will provide information,
analysis, and advice on the local situation as il relates primarily to
Governance and (IDA's other sectors of intervention, private sector
development and the social sector.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced Degree in Public Sector
Management Political Science, International Development or other
relevant field (PHD or Master's level)- minimum of 5 years experience
working with governance issues in a developing country; minimum of 3
years experience working for/with international/bilateral donors in a
developing country; and, excellent oral and written command of the
English Language.


Terms of reference outlining requirements and conditions of employment is
available upon request at Tel. No. 227-2081 (Ext. 3451/3452) or via
The closing date for applications is 1 pm on Friday, October20,2006.
Interested persons should send their curriculum vitae and three references

Senior Governance Advisor Position
Canadian International Development Agency(C(IDA)
Hiqh Commission oft Canada
P.O. Box 10880
High rind Young Streets
o' reioiwnvn

3 .,*. T"'," *\, r', 0SE SEL'-.7[i;' ij 1 :, j,

Moreover, beyond a certain
point hotter temperatures di-
rectly reduce grain yields. Cur-
rent estimates suggest that the
yield of the main grain crops
drops ten per cent, on average,
for every one degree Celsius
that the mean temperature ex-
ceeds the optimum for that crop
during the growing season.
Which may be why the average
corn yield in the U.S. reached a
record 8.4 tonnes per hectare in
1994, and has since fallen back
Finally, biofuels. The idea is
elegant: the carbon dioxide ab-
sorbed when the crops are

grown exactly equals the carbon
dioxide released when the fuel
refined from those crops is
burned, so the whole process is
carbon-neutral. And it would be
fine if the land used to grow this
biomass was land that had no
alternative use, but that is rarely
the case.
In South-East Asia, the
main .source of biofuels is oil
palms, which are mostly
grown on cleared
rainforest. In the United
States, a "corn rush" has
been unleashed by govern-
ment subsidies for ethanol,
and so many ethanol plants
are planned or already in ex-

istence in Iowa that they
could absorb the state's en-
tire crop of corn (maize,
mealies). In effect, food is be-
ing turned into fuel and the
amount of ethanol needed to
fill a big four-wheel-drive
SUV just once uses enough
grain to feed one person for
an entire year.
There is a hidden buffer in
the system, in the sense that
some of the grain now fed to
animals could be diverted to
feed people directly in an
emergency. On the other hand,
the downward trend in grain
production will only accelerate
if it is directly related to global

warming. And the fashion for
biofuels is making a bad situa-
tion worse.-
It's only in the past couple
of centuries that a growing
number of countries have
been able to stop worrying
about whether there will be
enough food at the end of
the harvest to make it
through to next year. The
Golden Age may not last
much longer.

(Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based indepen-
dent journalist whose
articles are published in
45 countries.)

Im no 1pushover= next J*1AU.. ch ief i[

By Paul Holmnes and Evelyn Leopold

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The next secretary-general
of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon of South Korea,
pledged on Friday to he a decisive leader and cautioned
those who call him low-key not to mistake him for a push-
"'1 may look low-key or (be) soft- spoken bt th at does not
mean that I lack leadership or contnitmient." Ban told Reuters
in his first formal interview since his appointment hb\ acclama-
tion bv lhe 1 2-nmemnber General Assembl\ on lFriday.
M\Ldiclsti and hutlnliIv \\ore considered \irtues h\ \Asians.
hlie said. but should nol be misunderstood.
"I lake decisive decisions l hne\I ci it is necessa Ihe said
when asked about published reports his si\le ltade hlim ,ani
incompelling choice lor the |ob.t
atn. \\ ho is Southl Korea',s foren minister. comlortabhl
beat six rtials to \\in tile I N Sce uril\ t'ouncil's nomination to
siUcced Kolt Ainan, a (Ghanaian \, ho ht,) s led the \\ 'ld bodl
since I 197.,
()nlV lthe second Asiain to ilhead the ['nitlcd ,Nations. lBan
wkill take o\er on .Ianuait I bIut said ie a\\lltied t o sitar work
on lite trainsl ion as sootln s possible..\tn aide stlaid Bin could
llmve Ito New\ York as soon as, nt\l
1;aln made cle hl e \\ ould lrI el eC\l ensCl\cl\,. d1 cl.C'gl:ln, im ch
ol thle day-ho-da 1 r 1nninwg oll Ihe .(1000) strong 'l 1 llVreiucraIc\
to a dcputi.
The U.S. ambassador to the Unilted Nations. John Bolton.
has said Annan's successor sliouild locus more on managing hllan
on diplomacy, a view 5 Ban delicately contradicted.
'lThe adlinistratisal burden of the secretary-general is too



Choose your frame and have your prescription filled.
Cash in on our special offer for spectacles as low as $13 000.

* No line Bifocals
* Progressive Transitions
* Clear Progressive
* Clear & tintable Plastics

* Scratch resistant transition PolycarI)onaI
1f V Polarised Sunshades

S "" ,"- ." '

much." Ban said. "I will Itr to balance myv work as a political
leader as well as an administrative leader."

Ban \will start his five-vear term in what Annan has called
thle world's-mtost impossible job with a daunting agenda that
stretches from the threats of nuclear proliferation and terror-
ism to reform of the United Nations itself.
Ban sidestepped questions about future responses to North
Korea's nuclear weapons test, such as whether he would be
ready to V isit P\ ongyang earl\ next year to help defuse ten-
BIan. %\ ho became foreign minister in Januar 20(04. has been
closely in\ o\ ed in his country's dealings \ with North Korea and
iltcrnalionlal cTfolls to settle the nuclear crisis< with the com-
nunitUst government.
I I declined to discuss possible csenior- leCl changes at the
Vi01il hiody. saying onli he would ensure his choices were up
to the job.
lie mapped out a businesslike approach to reform., saty-
ing that while it would be difficult to shrink the United
Nations and its ar'ious agencies, they had to work at full
"\ necd to find out te icomtpar1ali\ e. Competitive edge of
eachli and e\i\ agtonc\." litn said itn the inlter\is \\. hceld in South
Kolea 's tN mission across the sireel fom Iou 'N lheadqu|aters
on Manhattan's East Ri\cr.
"It is necessary to nmaximiise the strength and minimiise
the redundancy... W\e need to use already limited resources
Please turn to page 11


lpp)lica:ltions are invited for the provision of
('anteen Ser ices at the Gui ana SiSugar (Corporation
Inc. Head Office, Ogle Estate. East Coast Demerara.

The incninbent il le required to provide meals
and snacks for :iproln\iatell 50 staff in the
Compound land its em irons.

Applications should I lie son. no later ihat Ot'lo hor 31, 006 to -
S 1 1he 3 t S,'tS r'I:ces Olficer
,n 0 'd': u 0I 5',t In.'


10 cto er15, 0 .


WE HAVE all known a school bully. Some of us have been vic-
tims. It is an old problem and is known in all countries of the
world. Mobbring vad vi vet och vad vi kan gora is Swedish
for 'Bullying'.
Bullying is defined as the victimisation of someone repeatedly,
by inflicting or attempting to inflict injury or discomfort his vic-
tim. It is an aggressive action that
may be physical or verbal. It may
be carried out by an individual or
by a group but the target is usu-
ally a single student. There is an
imbalance in strength, which is one
physically and psychologically
stronger than the other. Direct bul-
lying is open attack while indirect
is avoidance or intentional exclu- 1. .
sion from a group. ..
While the bullying in Swedish
is relatively high one in seven stu- ,''.
dents it is a concern in most coun-
tries, East and West. It is done by. y
older students and the victims are *
usually in grades two to four, boys -
more than girls 13 per cent. The '.
bullies are usually boys in all
grades, especially from grade five
to nine. Younger girls are more
likely than older girls to be bullies.
The place is usually at school and not necessarily on the way to or
from school. What is interesting is that parents of bullies are usu-
ally unaware of the practice. City children and parents are more
aware of it than rural area. The size of school or class did not show
any difference.
A significant problem is that many parents are themselves the
problem and show little concern when it is brought to their atten-
tion. A greater problem is that many parents are not aware. Some
students do not complain for fear of appearing weak in the eyes of
other students. Some do not want to see their parents come to
school. Others fear further retribution.
The presence of adults, such as teachers at recess time signifi-
cantly reduced the bullying.
It was reported that there is stability in the problem because
the victims continue as victims for several years, while bullies con-
tinue in their aggressive behaviour. The victims are students who
show anxious and insecure traits. They haVe low self-esteem and
cry very easily. They tend to be passive or submissive; evident
from childhood. The bullies are aggressive and hyperactive. They'
are aggressive to adults such as parents and teachers. They show
little empathy to victims and are physically stronger, especially in
the case of boys. It is suggested that in the case of bullies, their
early and family environment encourages the kinds of aggressive
behaviour viz. a lack of warmth, parents are permissive, negative
or even hostile to the children. A lack of responsibility is quite evi-
dent. The family model, mother or father, may provide the model
for aggressive behaviour. The overall family environment contrib-

utes to this type of behaviour.

Teachers and parents should note certain signs for both vic-
tims and bullies. The primacy sign for victims are: (They vary
in degrees for each individual)
(a) repeatedly teased, given or called derogatory nicknames,
dominated, ridiculed, etc.
(b) they are made fun of.
(c) physically manhandled, pinched, pushed around, etc.
(d) involved in quarrels or fights where they are defenceless
and end up losing oi crying.
(e) have their books or money taken away, belongings scat-
(f) have bruises, cuts, scratches, etc.

(a) often alone few or no friends.
(b) are chosen last to be on the team.
(c) stay close to the teacher or adults at break-time.
(d) have difficulty speaking in class and leave an impres-
sion of being insecure.
(e) often seem depressed and unhappy.
(f) gradual deterioration of school work.

The primary signs of bullies are (signs will vary with indi-
(a) physically aggressive push, kick, hit, damage belong-
ings to others.
(b) verbally abusive taunt, threaten, etc.
(c) one physically stronger, bigger, etc.
(d) have a need to dominate.
(e) are hot tempered, impulsive, low level of tolerance.
(f) are oppositional. defiant and aggressive to adults.
(g) seem tough, hardened, show little empathy.
(h) seem over-confident
(i) engage in anti-social behaviour quite early in life
(j) in achievement they are average or below.
(k) in popularity they arc average or above.
Girls are less often bullies but tend to be more sneaky or
subtle being slanderous, rumour mongers, etc.

There are three levels of intervention to eliminate or mitigate
the severity of the problem:
1. At the verbal level:
(a) There is need to create a school policy and a general
awareness iby all students and the severity against perpetrators.
(b) Both teacher or adult supervision at recess times.

(c) Discussion of the problem at "parent-day" or teacher/par-
ent conferences.
(d) Discussion of problem at Parent Teachers Association and
Staff development meetings.
2. Mt the class level:
(a) Class rules, defined, clarified and sanctions
(b) Class reading, discussions and role playing.

(c) Class actions that further cooperation than
.(d) Class meeting with teacher-parents, principal.
(e) ;General positive feelings about class activities, teacher and
class atmosphere.
3. At the individual level:
(a) Some assertive training for victims; know your
right and stand up for it.
(b) Support groups for victims.
(c) Discussion groups for parents of bullies.
(d) Serious discussions to bullies who they are, traits or
problem students.

Because bullying in the classroom is a serious set-
back to individual development and a frustration to edu-
cational goals, it cannot be allowed to continue. Any act
of bullyism and the "getting away with it" is a reward
for the act of bullying. The first step is to build an aware-
ness of the problem at all levels. It must not be looked
upon as more than a nuisance. This will be followed by a
programme or constructive plan of action at the three lev-
els, the school, the teacher and the class and by dealing
with the bullies while helping the victims.

"Imagine that you are a wild animal whose habitat
is threatened by environmental or climatic changes
and write a letter to the people of the world,
explaining what they can do to help you survive."
Letters should be posted to the: .
Manager, Marketing, Sales and 1st Prize 50,000
Enhanced Services '. 2nd Prize 30,000
Guyana Post Office Corporation W,. :ri Prize 20,0001
Robb Street, Georgetown _,._.,
Not later than 21st Nov. W

Entries MUST be written in letter format in the child's own
handwriting and MUST be between 500 to 1000 words.
Winning entries will be submitted to the Universal Postal
Union Letter Writing Competition 2007 in Switzerland.

The 2007 Competition supports the United Nations
Millennium Development Goal of Environmental
Sustainability. e :

Maa i For additional information contact your
Nearest Post Office


Are you the person we are looking for?

Pleasant, healthy, able-bodied, outgoing personality, exhibiting good
communication skills (oral and written) and capacity accommodative to easy
interaction generally.

Age Range: 25 to 45 years.
Sex: Male or Female is suitable.

Preference: Diploma in Marketing from a reputable university or college.
Acceptable with at least 5 years experience: High School Education with
acceptable passes in at least four business subjects (inclusive Mathematics and
English Language).

Consideration: Persons with over ten years of sales industry experience with a
track record that demonstrates ability and evidence of producing the deliverables
may be considered.

Sales industry experience demonstrating the ability to meet and surpass sales
targets with consistency over a period of not less than two consecutive years in the
same area of operation in the same entity.

Remuneration package comprises a combination of fixed emolument and added
performance incentives. Point of entry is commensurate with qualifications,
experience and general suitability.

Address applications to 'Marketing Officer Vacancy' PO Box 10566
Georgetown, to reach no later than October 26, 2006.

I Page 10 & 23-1.p65


Business Forum

of the Greater


By Manuel Madriz Fornos

ONE of the main challenges
outlined in the Convention
Establishing the Association
of Caribbean States is to
strengthen regional co-opera-
tion and the integration pro-
cess, in order to "promote and
enhance economic space for
trade and investment" within
the region. The Business Fo-
rum of the Greater Carib-
bean falls under this prin-
ciple, with its dynamic con-
tent that emanates from the
participation of the business
community of the Greater
Caribbean region.
A study on obstacles to
trade conducted by the ACS re-
vealed that the major barriers to
regional trade include mutual
unawareness among entrepre-
neurs and a lack of knowledge
concerning the business environ-
Despite the geographic
proximity and complementarity
of the economies of the Greater
Caribbean, we have had to face
tough situations in developing
trade with the little communica-
tion that has existed within our
region. This is an obstacle that
has been partially overcome
with the development of
Internet technology, which, with
the development of the Inte-
grated Information System of
the Greater Caribbean, will be
one more crucial tool for trade
and investment.
The most significant ob-
stacle continues to be physical
communication, that is to say,

~The Greater

Caribbean This Week
.--- t -

transport, both maritime and air,
which are the driving forces be-
hind the development of the
trade in goods as well as ser-
From this perspective, we
can say that although trade is
one of the priority areas of
the ACS, it is evident that it
is linked to two other areas
that are also ACS priorities,
namely transport and tour-
ism. Transport is necessary to
conduct trade, and tourism in
itself is an activity of the
trade in services.
In the area of maritime
transport, the Secretariat has
formulated a project approved
by the Association's relevant
authorities, which is in the pro-
cess of being implemented and
which will result in the drafting
of a chart of Caribbean Sea
routes that will prove highly
useful for communication and
With respect to air trans-
port, as a result of the Presiden-
tial Group on transport created
at the Panama Summit and co-
ordinated by the President of
Panama, a new air route for
communication between the
Caribbean and Central America,
via Panama, is expected to be
established in the near future.
Although the results of
the Business Forums have

been satisfactory and year af-
ter year the event has been
covering a wider area in its
consolidation process, we
must recognize that there is
still a great deal of room for
growth and we are certain that
each and every forum will pro-
vide the opportunity for more
new business to be conducted.
The 7th Business Forunm of
the Greater Caribbean was held
in Port of Spain on September
26-29 of this year. with encour-
aging results, while the 8th Busi-
ness Forum of the Greater Car-
ibbean is scheduled to take
place in Panama on March 7-10.
2007. in conjunction with the
Expocomer Fair.
Without a shadow of a
doubt, the trade scenario pre-
sents special challenges for both
governments and the business
sector and based on this per-
spective, the Business Forum of
the Greater Caribbean is a tool
that will empower us to move
forward and consolidate the de-
velopment of trade and invest-
ment in the Greater Caribbean.
(Manuel Madriz is the
Trade Director at the Secre-
tariat of the Association of
Caribbean States. The opin-
ions expressed are not neces-
sarily the official views of the
ACS. Comments can be sent

New U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) speaks to Reuters U.N. Bureau Chief Evelyn
Leopold (L) and Political and General News Editor Paul Holmes (C) in his first exclusive
interview after being confirmed by the General Assembly, in New York, October 13, 2006.
(Chip East/Reuters)

I'm no pushover...

in a more effective, efficient
way," he said.

A career diplomat who
graduated at the top of his class
in international relations from
Seoul National University, he
has served three times at his
country's U.N. mission in New
His most recent tour was as
chief of staff to the South Ko-
rean president of the General
Assembly, which opened a day

after the September 11 attacks
in 2001.
South Korean and
other diplomats who have
worked with him describe
Ban as a skilled mediator
and manager who is popu-
lar with staff and tirelessly
Ban was born to a farming
family in 1944 in the town of
Chungju and is married to a
woman he met at high school.
They have two daughters and
one son.
In an acceptance speech de-
livered in English and French, he
recalled being chosen by his

From page 9

school at age 12 to read out a
message to the United Nations
asking for help for the Hungar-
ian people during the 1956 up-
"I hardly understood the
deeper meaning of the message.
But I knew that the U.N. was
there for help in times of need."
Ban said.
He told Reuters he had
dreamed of being a diplomat
since he was a boy but had not
imagined he could be U.N. sec-
retary- general until after he be-
came foreign minister.
"Now I have realisd my
dream." he said.

Grant No. 053679

The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a grant from the International Development
Association (IDA) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to minor Civil Works (upgrading of utilities -
sanitary facilities, water & electricity & Construction of Teachers' Housing) at Schools under the Ministry of Education,
Education For All Fast Track Initiative
Contracting services are required on the educational institute listed below
Name of School Location
Teachers Housing
1 Chiung Mouth Primary School Chiung Mouth Vil!age, North Pakanma. Region 8
Teacher's House

The Ministry of Education Education For All Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI) now invites eligible Contractors to submit
quotation for school listed above A Contractor will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World
Banks Guidelines Procurement of Goods or Woiks Experience as a Contractor in the Hinteiland Regions will be
Bids shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) davs after Bid opening and shall be delivered to the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board on or before November 7 2006 not later than 9 00am
The Bidder shall seal the original and a copy of the Bid in two inner envelopes and one outer envelope, duly marking the
inner envelopes as "ORIGINAL" and "COPY" The inner envelopes, shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the
address given in the letter of Invitation to Quote, and on which should be also written "QUOTATION FOR UTILITIES
The inner and outei envelopes shall
1 be addressed to the Employer at the address provided in the Bidding Document (Preliminanes)
bear the name of the school, and
3 provide a warning "Do not open before the specified time and date" for Bid opening as defined in the
Invitation to Quote
All documents must be placed in a sealed envelope addressed to
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administfation Board
Ministiv of Finance
Main & Urquhall Stieets
CGorLgetown. O LuvJ nAI
and plaedO in thcl I nde iidri Bo\ located in hi hbuildiini uof National rP'ro Ireino'Ifl iind T OrnIe AJmintrOlton [Board situated at
the b ofk I rof tl t M instiv of mI n n,rc, H[ iriirl on o1 IeforN Nov'rmIbr .'i t I latl hi n t i, O IlIt PiFrdderi- s of thlir
1l01 I r fntitl r is ivi Iitfod It thti opif '1 Irii

intrIes.'fed Conr dlui I s iin upliftl llif'l l Poi r 'cl nenuts Im) ti'li' I inilnce Ii elrlt'11 iie'nt of Ih I I I \ TiI unit ,id less thelo\,
lilweein thr hoiurir i 301hlis ti o 1 00lis Mindli to I ridi for a non-refundable cost of five thousand Guyanese
dollars $5,000.00 (GUY).
Payments can be made liv Marnelo' s Cheiquoi Bank Lrft 01 Cishli CheqlUuet musi be aild1'-ss0od to Eduli'ation F0i l\
Fast TtIirk nltihi ivit
I end lt'i lo iiimelltsint- anbLi Ini i 1o ) 0 p io In I l ii it
Ministry of Education
ir i,,,Iwt I I I ick i l. hutlitl\ o Il i':m ii c' I' [h l, ,l ,
S 'i i {Ii ! t 3 It, lIv R1 ',ld
1\11h 11 11M., 0 1 10k', ; \I ,U 1\,, 1:\,

ri .u '

slrjW`d3i~iRlililr~l~t~;W~~'~c! 4sm~ __ _~__~_~~__ __~________

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

Essequibo Coast women's group makes strides

willingness to take on chal-
lenges are essential in turn-
ing ventures into success sto-
ries, and this is the approach
being taken by the Chairper-
son of the Suddie/Maria's
Lodge Women's Development
Group on the Essequibo
Coast, Ms. Juliet Kunjah.
She is one of those persons
who bubbles with energy and
demonstrates enthusiasm, dedi-
cation and zest when it comes
to helping to empower women.
The group manages the
Suddie/Maria's Lodge Day Care
Centre which was built. under
the Poor Rural Communities
Support Services Programme
(PRCSSP)just over a year ago.
But the establishment.
which started out as a humble
day-care facility for working
parents, has now expanded its
range of activities through the
creativity of Ms. Kunjah and her

During a visit last week
by a PRCSSP team which in-
cluded Country Representa-
tive of the International Fund
for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), Ms. Jaana
Kietenranta and Project
Manager of the PRCSSP, Mr.
Sasenarine Singh, Kunjah
vowed that as long as she is
involved, the venture will not
After several months in op-
eration, the group launched a
food catering service which has
been thriving as several
organizations and workers in the
community have been
patronising it, KunjIah reported.
The visiting team had a
sample of one of the menus
which was prepared by the
Group's catering service and
commended its presentation,
quality and taste.
Another activity ventured

into has been skills training for
women and the teaching of sew-
ing was started. The group
eventually began producing
school uniforms at affordable
prices for under-privileged chil-
dren in the community. How-
ever, this operation has been
hampered a bit because of a lack
of the appropriate sewing ma-
chines to do such jobs.
Commenting on the work of
the group, Singh offered that the
world is moving in a direction
whereby both parents need to
work, and there is a need to be
gender sensitive as a country
cannot earn growth without
"women putting their shoulders
to the wheel."
Singh commended the
group for their resourceful-
ness, innovativeness and dedi-
cation towards making the
venture a sustainable and
fruitful one. (Chamanlall

Ms. Juliet Kunjah brings Country Representative of the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD), Ms. Jaana Kietenranta up to speed on developments at the Centre.

Satisfying Your Banking Needs!

l New ATM


Banks DIH

Qik Serv
Sheriff & Campbell Ave
From Monday 16 October 2006

Open a Citizens Bank
account & get your personal

It's where you belong







THE Suddie/Maria's Lodge Day Care Centre.


Seed Paddy now available at the Rice Research Station, Burma, Mahaicony for
the Spring Crop 2007.
Requests can be made through your Rice Extension Officers for the Region.

Region Location

2 GRDBAnna
Regina Office

SExtension Officers

Cyril Lochan

3 GRDB Crane Office Jaddonauth Persaud

4 & 5 Rice Research Station Philbert Rampersaud

6 GRDB Corriverton

6 Black Bush Polder
Rice Research

i Homchand Ramlall

Homchand Ramlall






Seed Paddy will be available from the First week in November
Price: Basic: G$2 500 per bag
Cl: G$2 400 per bag.

,'. ,



Ir I. .... ..



SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006 13

Overseas-based Guyanese

donates to alma mater a

By Clifford Stanley
PUPILS of Number 5 Village
Primary and Nursery schools,
West Coast Berbice on Friday
last were the beneficiaries of
a donation of books and
sports gear sent for them
from overseas by a former pu-
pil and teacher.
The gifts were sent firoin
Canada by Mr. Bertie Bacchus
a Gu anese who was born at
Number 5 Village and had spent
his childhood and early adult

the Secondary Schools E n-
trance Examinations (SSE1I)
at the school each year with
their transportation costs to
and from secondary school
for the five-vear duration oft
their stave at these institu-
Donations fromn Mr.
Bacchus had started at $200 per
term in lie eighties and hle lhad
gradually increased this aiitunittl
ov er the years to the current sta-
lus of $2000 per term.
There had been instances

Mr. Isaac Moore, also a retired
Head Teacher as Vice Chairnman:
Ms C'oreena August Head
Teacher, Secretary: Ms. Jean
Hughes. Treasurer: and Patricia
Moore, Roland Moore, Lallena
Gaindoo and MolhaineLd ShariefI
(Nancoo) as Commnittee Mcni-
Chairnan Samuel JIohnson
announced on Fridai that tlhe
local mnembelrs ill hold a num-
her of findraising efforts in up-
coming months to bolster the
supportive efforts oflr.h: Bacchus
for the children in Number 5
and neighboring villages.


IN PIX # 1 Some of the beneficiaries with sports gear
Primary school, Pramela Sewlall in the background.


BROWSING: Other children examining the gift books.

days there prior to migrating to
Canada more than 25 years ago.
They were handed over to
the Headmistresses of the Pri-
mary and Nursery schools by
locally-based members of the
Bertie Bacchus Scholarship
Fund. another element of his
support for the schools, on Fri-
day last.
The venue was the audito-
rium of the primary school.
The gifts for the Primary
School were received by Head
Teacher, Ms. Pramela Sewlall
while those for the Nursery
were received by Head Teacher
Mrs. Coreena August.
During the handing
over. Chairman of the Fund Mr.
Samuel Johnson said that the
donation was another manifes-
tation of the largesse of Mr.
Bacchus who had set up a
Scholarship Fund for the Num-
ber 5 Primary School in 1986
and had maintained his support
for it every year since then.
Money from the
Fund assists the top pupil at

through the years when some-
times as much as three to four
pupils had been receiving the
funds simultaneously.
Mr. Bacchus had recently
also provided funds to cover
the costs of computer train-
ing for two former fund re-
The two beneficiaries, Ms.
Samantha Browen and
Kayannie Johnson both of
Number 5 Village were part of
the Friday morning ceremony
during which the gifts to the
primary and nursery schools
were handed over.
The two young ladies dis-
played the Certificates that they
had obtained.
The Head Teachers of
both the primary and nursery
schools expressed gratitude
for the donations from Mr.
Bacchus and assured that
they would be put to good
The locally-based members
of the BBSF are Chairman. Mr.
Johnson, a retired Head Teacher:


Lame walk!

Deaf hear!

Blind see!

AIDS & other
Dalth Disases


225-9755 or 225-9765

WRITE TO Ernest Angley Ministries
P.O. Box 1790 Akron, Ohio 44309-1790

Come to tthe



Death Diseases


National Park


S em


Watch the
/ "Ernest Angley Hour" Hosted by
Each SundayH
at 6:30PM on The Churches of Guvana

The National Drainage &
Irrigation Authority hereby informs
farmers and the general public
that all its drainage pumps are
under a countrywide
maintenance programme during
this period.

This effort is in anticipation of the
upcoming rainy season to ensure
that all mobile and stationary
pumps are in proper working

--I- ~ I- -- -II

SUNDAY CHRONiCLE October 15, 2006

MOURNERS file past the three white caskets bearing the bodies of three siblings.

SURVIVOR, 12-year-old Mark, and parents Nadira and Richard Lall at the funeral service
yesterday afternoon. (Pictures by Delano Williams)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions: one (1) Senior
Projects Officer and one (1) Projects Officer

1. Senior Proiects Officer
This person is tasked with the responsibility of, among other duties, developing, monitoring and evaluating the
outputs and outcomes of the projects that are designed to address the needs of Amerindian Communities.
The incumbent will be expected to travel to various communities in the regions as part of executing their
duties and to coordinate with other stakeholders as the need arises. The incumbent, under the direction of
the Projects Director will also be responsible for managing loan schemes located in the regions of Guyana
and for supervising other staff in the Projects Division.

A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Management, Public Management or Sociology with at
least three (3) years experience in project management or other related experience.

2. Projects Officer
This person is tasked with the responsibility of, among other duties, developing, monitoring and evaluating the
outputs and outcomes of the projects that are designed to address the needs of Amerindian Communities.
The incumbent will be expected to travel to various communities in the regions as part of executing their
duties and to coordinate with other stakeholders as the need arises.
A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Management, Public Management plus one (1) vear
experience in project management or other related experience.
A Diploma in Social Science with at least five (5) years experience in project management or
other related experience.
For both posts:
* Wide Knowledge and Experience of Amerindian issues will be a distinct asset.
* Applicants must be computer literate
* Knowledge of environmental issues will also be an asset

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae should be addressed to the:
Person ri n r lrfficr r,
Ml.irrslr/ ol An rr .ir in i AH' 1ii.
"5 1-'2 (. r r Ju lrrrl' I i( i ld , : ils, r*
S'tm lh Cun( 1,incinsbr'rl,
i Georgelowrn.

Additional information can be obtained from the Personnel Officer. Do NOT submit original
certificates. Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.

Closing date is Tuesday, October 31, 2006.

Philadelphia accident


NO ONE could have imagined that one day the small serene
farming village of Barnwell on the East Bank Essequibo would
have been engulfed in such agonising sorrow, but a terrible
and tragic road accident which snuffed out the lives of three
siblings changed its history under the most unfortunate cir-
The three. Samantha, Rommel and Ryan Lall died following the
accident last Sunday evening at Philadelphia, a neighboring village
of Barnwell. Eighteen-year-old Rommel was driving the family car.
a Toyota Marino. when it suffered a blow out. He lost control of
the vehicle. Samantha, 19, died shortly after the accident, while
Ryan, 11, and Rommel succumbed days later.
One sibling. Mark 12, is the lone survivor of the accident. The
Lall children had just dropped off relatives who were earlier
socialising at their home, and were returning home when tragedy
Mark, who had been hospitalized, was discharged, but his fa-
ther, Richard Lall said he is still suffering from pains across the
body. Visibly shaken and distraught. Lall told the Sunday Chronicle
that since the tragedy struck, he and his wife. Nadira, have not been
eating and have been surviving on water.
After a funeral service at their home, the three children were
laid to rest yesterday at the nearby Vergenoegen Burial Ground,
with hundreds of people including relatives and persons from al-
most every village across the East Bank Essequibo and West Coast
Demerara in attendance.
Samantha was a cashier at Ravi Chand Sawmill in Parika, while
Rommel was working with his father in a privately owned mechani-
cal and welding business. Mark and Ryan were students of
Vergenoegen Community High School.
The throng of sympathisers and those paying homage to the
siblings seemed endless resulting in the funeral proceedings being
delayed. There was a genuine sense of concern and grief among the
gathering, many of whom were not closely acquainted with the Lalls.
but presented themselves in a show of support to the devastated
Villagers told this newspaper that the funeral was most likely
the largest in the village. It is also perhaps the only such case in
recent history whereby three siblings died in an accident where one
of the victims was the driver of the ill-fated vehicle.
Residents told the Sunday Chronicle that the tragedy trig-
gered memories of an accident some four years ago in the
nearby village of Greenwich Park when a mini-bus accident
occurred at the door step of the Greenwich Park Primary
School, resulting in the death of six children. (Chamanlall
r -/1-_ .

,'I"i ') oOs i ,0W

IC~I-~a~ar~lP~- l~~~ly rl' 'I

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 20061

(Th SunayCroicecotius
it sresonte rs hfaces o
th lca pliicls cene)

S i ,- ( .


In bags of 94 pounds is selling for -

Therefore, bags of 110 pounds would cost -

Get a better grade cement (ours 42.5 competitors
generally 32.5) for the cheaper price of

We have special prices for wholesalers

Houston Complex


$ 1,755.00


Delivery to wholesalers can be made up to 7:oo p.m if pre-arranged

You pay an extra 10% more but you get 17% more cement.

Fire Sales Person of the Quarter
1 st July, 2006 30th September, 2006




NEW Member of Parliament, Irfaan Ali, has pledged to ex-
ecute his duties with pride, simplicity and integrity.
The six-foot tall, broad-shouldered People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) Ali, at 27, is one of the youngest MPs in the Ninth
The current Head of the CDB Project Implementation Unit at
the Ministry of Finance obtained his Bachelors Degree (Hons) from
the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom: Post Gradu-
ate Diploma in International Business from the All India Institute
of Business in Chennai, India and a Masters Degree in Manpower
Planning from the prestigious Institute of Applied Manpower and
Research in New Delhi, India.
In addition, Ali holds several professional certificates in Project
Management and Planning and is currently a candidate for the
Project Management Professional Designation exams.
He is also a part-time Lecturer at the University of Guyana in
the Masters and Post-Graduate Programme in the field of Planning
for Development.
The new MP is currently the President of the Indian Tech-
nical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Alumni Association
of Guyana, an Executive member of the Progressive Youth
Organisation (PYO) and Central Committee Member of the
"I feel very humbled and privileged by this selection and I cer-
tainly will do my utmost to ensure that democracy and the prin-
ciples of my party, especially as it relates to equal opportunities
and development for every Guyanese, arc upheld," Ali posited dur-
ing a recent interview with the Sunday Chronicle.
Alluding to the address given by President Bharrat Jagdco at
the ceremonial opening of Parliament on September 28, in which
he told Parliamentarians there can be no greater honour than to be
called to the service of one's country, Ali admitted that this privi-
lege is magnified when elected to the nation's highest deliberative
and decision-making forum.
He said he has no problem in upholding and maintaining the
high ideals and professionalism that comes with the status of being
a Member of Parliament.
He has also pledged to uphold, as Member of Parliament,
Please turn to centre page

* 20 years in the Insurance

* Licenced to sell Fire, Life,
Motor, Accident & Liability

* Appointed Senior Sales
Representative in 1992

* Services a Client Base of
800 Clients

* Sales Person of the year on 6

Superstar Achiever on 8 a

SStar Achiever

on 6

*Services a portfolio of Sums
Insured of $3.3.billion

Ramesh T Persaud (ACS)

Phone: 225-7910-9 Ext 2275



A Tradition of Superior Insurance Service


.1 J'
~. ~. ~.
a,. .,a-'-.~n.. a ~ ,O. ~S'S~A0. a'V.

- P ~ ~)

"This country



Head oDR otp Cm SI /onMP

Eklndrefecs o hs tu f uyinGyn

By Mark Ramotar
The tenure of OUTGOING
Head of the Delegation of the
European Commission in
Guyana, Mr. Per Doran
Eklund has been "interesting
and rewarding" with few set-
backs and sad moments,
among them the devastating
floods last year, the death, a
few short months ago, of Ag-
riculture Minister Satyadeow
Sawh, and a general lack of
respect for life that he has
discerned here.
Mr. Eklund, the charismatic
Swedish-born diplomat arrived
here three years ago. His tour of

duty here ends on October 25.
He said his time in this
"paradise of a country" was, on
both personal and professional
fronts, very interesting and re-
warding with "very few regrets".
Immaculately attired in a
business suit and sporting his
traditional broad smile, Ambas-
sador Eklund welcomed the Sun-
day Chronicle last week to his
soon-to-be-vacated luxurious and
spacious office at the EC Delega-
tion Headquarters in downtown
Georgetown for a reflective tete-
a-tete on his three-year tenure in
"I think I leave the country
with the flag on top. Our coop-

ration is progressing very well.
Trade negotiations with the Eu-
ropean Union and the Caribbean
countries are going very well. We
have very good national and re-
gional programmes here, so all in
all I think there are very few re-
grets." Eklund said.
"I think these past three
years in Guyana have been
very interesting and reward-
ing years and I will always
have fond and unforgettable
memories of Guyana and its
people," Ambassador Eklund
"1I have found Guyanese to
be very hard-working and a very
pleasant people, the friendliest

people in the world!" Ambassa-
dor Eklund declared.
Looking relaxed as lie eased
his lanky 6'4" frame into a com-
fortable position on one of the
black leather sofas in his office.
Eklund said: "Looking back,
there are very few things I
would say we should have done
"I think that looking back at
the recent elections, which I am
convinced were free and fair,
and certainly free of fear, that
we in the international commu-
nity were exemplary in our co-
operation and coordination and
I do think that we, in our own
way contributed to the success

HEAD of Delegation of the European Commission, Mr. Per

of those elections. ...And for
that we can take pride together
with the Guyanese people, who
can pride themselves for having
had free and fair elections with-

culture Minister Satyadeow
Sawh was murdered. It is very
regrettable and I do hope that
those responsible will be caught
and brought to justice because I

'When I first arrived here, I remembered the
notion that Guyanese have been brought up with -
of Guyana being a country of potential but I
believe it is time for that potential to be realized.'
Head of the Delegation of the European
Commission in Guyana, Mr. Per Doran Eklund

out violence." Eklund posited.
He also lauded the Media
Code of Conduct, which the in-
ternational community pressed
upon, of functioning very well.
"The Guyanese media behaved
in a very responsible manner and
they contributed to the success-
ful outcome of elections,"
Eklund lauded.
"On the sadder moments, I
think it is still regrettable the
way and manner in which Agri-

still can't understand why some-
one needed to kill another per-
son to make a statement, because
the murder of Minister Sawh
was a statement," Ambassador
Eklund said.
Minister Sawh was early on
the morning of April 22 this
year brutally murdered along
with his brother and sister and a
security guard after heavily-
armed and masked men in mili-
tary fatigues invaded the 50-

S*Best PrQuaityces One Stop Shopping
*Best Quality
Two Burner Rotisseries Water Dispensers Toasters Counter Top Ovens
Gas stoves

u S^ ^-l^-f^ A'L ^ ~ ..^

-4__- --

Washing Machines

Tel: 260-4514


Vacuum Cleaners


Electric Kettles

Land of Canaan Rose Hall
Tel: 624-9003 Tel: 337-4649
Fax: 624-9002 Fax: 337-4650

The Name You Can Trust

Freezers Refrigerators
5.4 to 22 Cubic ft "

* Houston Complex
Tel: 226-3666
Fa ax: 226-7897

be a

LE October 15. 2006

year-old minister's home at
Earl's Court, La Bonne Intention
(LBI), East Coast Demerara.
Another sad experience,
Eklund said, was the devastating
flooding in-Guyana in 2005 due
to unprecedented and record
rainfall which resulted in the
worst flooding this country has
ever experienced in more than
100 years.
"The floods really took us
all by surprise and I think
that the Government and the
people of Guyana can take
pride in the management of
that flood. In fact, I think
Guyana handled this catastro-
phe much better than the
United States did for Hurri-
cane Katrina in New Or-
Noting that the EU is al-
ways and often criticised as be-
ing slow and bureaucratic, Am-
bassador Eklund took pride in
pointing out that the EU was ac-
tually "the first on the scene" in
terms of flood assistance during
that national crisis.
"We were the first to give
assistance and we were by far
the largest contributor to relief
efforts operating through Red
Cross, PAHO and Oxfam in
Guyana," he said.
With regards to the pace of
development in Guyana over the
past three years that he has been
here, Ambassador Eklund made
it clear that he is by nature a
very impatient person and as
such he thinks that all the re-
forms and initiatives aimed at

needs to be an open establish-
ment of trust."
"What I found fascinat-
ing is that people in
Guyana sometimes or quite
often, seem to be more ob-
sessed by the past than the
future. You can't change
the past, but we can, all of
us, influence the future and
Guyanese need to be re-
minded of this and not
dwell on who did what to
whom (in whatever year in
the past)...," Eklund con-
According to him, too many
people, especially the politicians
in Guyana, tend to dwell too
much on the past and this is
negatively affecting the process
and progress of moving forward
to a brighter future.
"When I first arrived here, I
remembered the notion that
Guyanese have been brought up
with of Guyana being a coun-
try of potential but I believe it
is time for that potential to be
realized,'" the Head of the EC
Delegation posited.
"...It puzzles me as to why
Guyanese can't seem to work
together in a constructive
way... We need to work
together constructively and
pragmatically to realise that
potential because it's there;
this country would be a
paradise," the envoy
Ambassador Eklund arrived
in Guyana in October 2003 to
take over from his predecessor

the spirit of self-discipline, tolerance of diverse opinion, the
right to express one's views and other virtues of democratic liv-
ing. He said that through the exchange of ideas, discussions
and debates in the National Assembly, there can emerge other
ideas and suggestions that would further the wellbeing of all
The young politician also believes that there needs to be a more
concerted effort to overcome the political divisions in Guyana.
Ali, who hails from the community of Leonora, West Coast
Demcrara is an avid reader, especially on issues regarding develop-
ing countries, and he has a special interest in cricket, volleyball and
table tennis.
Coming from a family with a very strong political background,
Ali said the decision to join the slate of the PPPC at the last elec-
tions came naturally. In fact, Ali believes it was more of a natural
indoctrination rather than a pointed "decision" he made, because for
as long as he can remember, he has been, in one way or the other,
affiliated with the PPP.
His parents were strong supporters of the party and from since
childhood, he had been an avid supporter until he officially joined
(membership) while still very young.
From the tender age of 15, Ali recalled being involved in the PYO
and he has since functioned in various political portfolios of both
the PYO and the PPP at the local, regional and central levels. Some
of these functions include Group Chainnan (Lenora), Finance Secre-
tary of the PPP's Regional Committee (Region Three), Education

Secretary of the PYO and Central Committee member of the PPP.
The young politician also fondly recalled his grandmother being a long-
standing member of the PPP and she was among the first women delegation
to have visited China as a representative of the PPP.
The village he hails from also has a strong political history of
struggle for the cause of freedom, independence and finally a demo-
cratic Guyana.
Of his party's PPP/C elections campaign promises, Ali said: "We
promised the nation that we will empower our young people and
give them more opportunities and that was evident in the selection
of our candidates for the Cabinet."
"I am very thankful for the electorate for putting their confi-
dence in the PPPC, to lay the foundations for us to be elected as
members of the National Assembly. I also wish to thank my party
for selecting me from a long list of very deserving candidates to come
to the National Assembly," he added.
Ali also assured that he will contribute in every way possible to
achieving the Government's central vision of fashioning an inclusive
democracy in Guyana, one where the rule of law is paramount, where
the rights of the people are respected and where all stakeholders feel
involved, valued and respected.
Declaring that he is prepared to "walk the walk" on this
journey to reach his "higher calling", Ali feels optimistic that
the experiences he gains along the way, good or bad, would cer-
tainly be unforgettable and would no doubt be to the service of
Guyana. (Mark Ramotar)




.. 25 C wASoN


sM se,o000o S2%,aas

'What I found fascinating is that people in
Guyana sometimes or quite often, seem to be
more obsessed by the past than the future. You
can't change the past, but we can, all of us,
influence the future and Guyanese need to be
reminded of this and not dwell on who did
what to whom (in whatever year in the past)'
Head of the Delegation of the European
Commission in Guyana, Mr. Per Doran Eklund.

development are "moving too
"I think there are very good
intentions around and we must
acknowledge that President
Jagdeo, in his inaugural speech
emphasised inclusiveness, gover-
nance issues, security and par-
liamentary reforms and while
this is very laudable...It is also
good to show action behind these
In his first speech in
Guyana in October, 2003, Am-
bassador Eklund had voiced
the EU's support for the ongo-
ing constructive engagement
that started between President
Bharrat Jagdeo and then
Leader of the Opposition, the
late Desmond Hoyte a pro-
cess which continued after
Hoyte's death in 2002 be-
tween President Jagdeo and
Opposition Leader Robert
Questioned as to whether
this entire process was a failure
over the years and what might
have contributed to that failure,
Eklund responded: "I don't think
it has been a failure, but I don't
think that the process has
reached perfection."
"I think a lot more could
probably have been done and a
lot more can be done and there"

Vincent DeVisscher, as Head of
the 'Regional' EC Delegation
which covers three countries
and two territories. Guyana's is
the mother delegation, and over-
sees those in Trinidad and
Tobago and Suriname which op-
erate as "antennas" of the Com-
mission delegation in
One of the Delegation's core
tasks is to promote knowledge
and understanding between the
European Union and the Carib-
bean Region.
Ambassador Eklund has a
Master of Arts from the Univer-
sity of Umea, Sweden (Political
Science, History, History of Lit-
erature, Scandinavian Lan-
guages). He served previously in
various capacities within the
EU, including Head of the Unit,
AIDCO AI, (Geographical Coor-
dination Europe, Caucasus and
Central Asia).
He also served as an Execu-
tive Director of the Umea Re-
gional Board of Higher Educa-
tion and Head of Information
Department, National Agency
for Higher Education,
Stockholm, Sweden.
Ambassador Eklund, will
be taking up the post as EC
Ambassador to Georgia and


*i m

gg .
.s26 AWusM~wAu. I


s.scpmguj ~'a.
l.a., -

3+241 LIVING

CASH $219999
i It im^il


CmH S79n

Georgetown: Main Street, Tel: 225-5886-9, Grove Tel: 265.156, Parika. Tel: 260 4614, Mahaica Te
New Amsterdam Tel: 333-5265, Richmond Tel:771.4184, Bartica Tel: 455 3150, Linden. Tel: 444

sea ssw,0 e -s,9

- swr* -s iu ansa


SPUM $14,00& OWER
'- -*--. - *t


1h 228-2072 ..

_______~ ._____

R c ": .- "_-_-

... m .16 ...m- .

",". , .'
. .* UB 3< ^. :-, ..
caess F

i^[t]rj~iii:^i ~FromK

-, ",



B SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Fire Insurance Company

whose expertise, commitment to professionalism and service have attainedstandards of
excellence in insurance sales Protecting Your Property From UnexpectedEvents

Hansra Singh, Ramesh T. Persaud, Peter Bryan, Donna Cadogan, Patricia Clarke
Hansraj Singh, Ramesh T. Persaud, Peter Bryan, Donna Cadogan, Patricia Clarke

Hansraj Singh

J/- I
Ramesh T. Persaud

Peter Bryan won the coveted award of 'Sales Person'
of the year, achieving the Highest Actual paid In
Premium for the last financial year- 2005/2006

I *. -~

Donna Cadogan

Peter Bryan

Hansraj Singh
Ramesh Persaud
Donna Cadogan

i.idE of the Ye;ar Award

Patricia Clarke

"' -,-, -:. .. :' ; 9
-,: ;"d^ Ramesh Persaud
Peter Bryan
Hansraj Singh
Donna Cadoyan



These awards were presented at the Company's Fire Annual General Meeting

GTM Sound, Solid & Reliable
We wish to recommend the services of our Super Stars
Call any of our Super Stars on: Telephone numbers (592) 225 7910 8

71 ...

.4 .4

Seon Case

U2 front man Bono and Bobby Shriver (R) appear as guests on FOX News Live with
Jane Skinner (C), October 13,2006. (Michael Simon/FOX News/Handout/Reuters)

Bono launches U.S.

Red campaign for

AIDS in Africa

By Jill Serjeant
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) -
Irish rock star Bono went on
a shopping spree and ap-
peared on the influential
Oprah Winfrey TV chat show
on Friday to launch his lat-
est campaign to fight AIDS in
Saying he was convinced
that "this generation can be the
generation that says 'no' to ex-
treme poverty" in Africa, the
U2 singer and activist urged
Americans to buy 'Red'-
branded clothes, cell phones,
shoes and iPods and see a por-
tion of the profits channelled to
fund AIDS programmes.
The Red campaign -
brainchild of the U2 singer
and Bobby Shriver, nephew
of the late President John F.
Kennedy has already raised
about $10 million in Britain
since its launch there earlier
this year.
In the United States, Gap is
offering T-shirts and jeans,
Motorola a red cell phone, Con-
verse a series of limited edition
shoes, Apple a red iPod nano
and Giorgio Armani a collection
of clothes and accessories all
of which will carry the Red
trademark and channel up to 50
per cent of profits to the
"Not everyone has the time
to be an activist or put on

marching boots," Bono told a
studio audience decked in T-
shirts bearing the slogans
'Empowe(red)', 'Inspi(red)' and
But "when you buy a Red
product, the company gives
money to buy pills that will
keep someone in Africa alive.
We have these drugs. They
are not that expensive."
Bono, who has used his
fame to raise money for Africa
through concerts and campaigns
to press rich nations to do more
to eradicate poverty, said the
purchase of one Red limited edi-
tion denim jacket from Gap
could provide two months treat-
ment to an African AIDS pa-
Singer Kanye West, actress
Penelope Cruz and model
Christy Turlington joined Bono
and Oprah on a shopping trip
to participating stores in Chi-
cago. Singer Alicia Keys and the
Irish rocker performed their
'Don't Give Up (Africa)' duet
in the studio.
The money raised by the
Red campaign will be sent to
the U.N.-backed Global Fund.
It was established in 2002 to
channel government and-pri-
vate-sector funding into the
fight against AIDS, malaria
and tuberculosis the big
killer diseases of the develop-
ing world with a focus on

Wac -bsnes



qWr~ rS-lair

SUNDM,^laCfQtlPU ~5, Q

Notice of Award
The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarship
and Fellowship Plan is offering a limited number of scholarships at the PHd level
for the 2007/2008 academic year in the United Kingdom

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to undertake high level
study on the following issues:

Poverty Reduction (Debt write-off, trade
Human Rights initiative

The minimum requirement for consideration for studies at the PHd level is a
Masters Degree.

Please note that applicants must have obtained their Masters Degree and their
qualifications and/ortraining should be relevant to their intended field ofstudy.

Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary, Public Service
Ministry, 164 Waterloo Street, Georgetown and the Scholarships Department,
Training Division, D' Urban Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

Closing date forthe receipt of applications is October27,2006.

Permanent Secretary
Public Service Ministry

for network maintenance
DEMERARA- Industrial Site, Alexander Village, Ruimveldt to Providence
McDoom, Agricola, Eccles, Bagotstown, Republic Park.
Nandy Park to Mocha, Arcadia
South Ruimveldt Gdns. west of Penny Lane,
Roxanne Burnham Gdns,Guyhoc. East and West Ruimveldt MW: to 1H00 h

DEMERARA- Garden of Eden, Friendship, Hope, New Hope
Grove Diamond, Prospect, Mocha Arcadia : to 13:30 h
Versailles to Canal #2 Polder 8 to 13:30 h

THURSDAY DEMERARA- Lamaha Park and its environs

08800 to 17:00 h


. *

' ~a a -~.6-- - - I- 4r



Change all your BAYONET bulb
,eU0 I ailesockets for SCREW TYPE sockets

GY .

'LO G =

_ ,i --

;Od- ,.

t; rC~9'h'.PO S

"(1- SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15:2006

$40,000. 'SHOULD-BE-WON'


N :.................................................................................................... \ ll :....................................................................................................
ADD RESS::I....... ..... ....... ......................................................... D I 'N : .............................................................................................

1. If a child lives with
he learns to appreciate.
6. Alitterof__
10. Having or consisting of a
series of wavy-like
12. Symbol of a chemical
element with an atomic
number that is below 50.
13. An Sl unit of power.
14. Acronym for 'Research
Unit in Networking'.
15. United Nations ** is
internationally on 24'
October, for the
purpose of
informing the people of
the worlds to its aims,
purposes and
17. Doctor of Science (Abbr)
21. Musical term.
23. If a child with
criticism, he learns to
25. The Food and Agriculture
Organisation of the

Of^4~ffiriJ '^N'(411601

United Nations celebrates
World **** Day each year on
16 October, the day on
which the organization was
fouLnded in 1945.
27. Before noon.
28. '"The **** man's wealth is his
strong city, the destruction of
the poor is their
poverty". Proverbs 10:15.
29. Point on the compass that is
closer to SE (south-east).
30. Synonym for the noun,
31. An irregular verb having two
past tenses and two past
participles which are the
2. Driving is a privilege not a
****. Think carefully how
you drive today and what
improvements can be
3. Information warfare the use
of information or information
technology during a time
of crisis or conflict to achieve
or promote specific
objectives over a specific
or adversaries.

the Georgetown Head-
office on Wednesday,
-: October 18. 2006? A
suitable form of
Identification is required
when uplifting payment.

Another simple "Should-
Be-Won" puzzle for
$40,000.00 is also
presented to you. This "S-
P .- B-W" competition is
schedule to be drawn on
', Friday, October 27, 2006.
The rules of the
competition remain the
on of last Friday's same, except that where
"Should-Be-Won" there is one error, the prize
ord competition is money is $25,000.00 and
ted to you. for two errors, the prize
o Mr. S. Dinool of money is $15,000.00.
orgetown and Mr.
ew Amsterdam for The additional incentives
'two-errors' entry. of $1,000.00 and
e'two-errors' prize $2,000.00 for the 40+ and
petition. 80+ entries groupings are
in effect.
i, Mr. C.E. Bracelly
)+entries players of If you play smart you can

ect their prizes from

Fall on the Left Bank of the
Essequibo River in Guyana.
Enterprise Value a measure
of a company's value
Calculated as market
capitalization plus debt and
preferred shares, minus
cash and cash equivalents
Synonym for the verb,
"Our lives begin to end the
day we become ****** about
things that matter" Martin
Luther King Jr.
River on the Left Bank of the
Essequibo River in Guyana.
A loud cry
Word used as an
Apair of people orthings

18 Always **** for any pedestrian
crossing at corners or other
crosswalks. Do not pass a
car from behind that has
stopped at a crosswalk. A
pedestrian you can't see
might be crossing.
19. Male personal name.
20. Point on the compass that is
close to E (east).
21. Transfer(Abbr.).
22. Treasury Department (Abbr.).
23. The six tone of a major
24. An irregular verb having a
regular past tense form but
two possible past participles,
one of which is regular.
26. Preposition., cubs, Day. debt, DS, duo, dwell, ESE.
EV. Food. Ga. Ge, Iruwa. Itawa, W\V. Jim.
Kinm. lack, lah. like, lives. NE. praise, pups.
rich. right. RUN. Sapira. Sarata, SE.
silent, smell. SSE. stop, swell, TD. tfr. till.
Tim, tutta. tutto. uncutrl. unfurl. want.
watt. wavy. with. yawp. yo. yowl.

win this offer of
$40,000.00. Remember.
it's a "Should-Be-Won"
competition and you
should be the WINNER
So play smart and WN14

It's puzzling, exciting,
informative and

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 (i.e,
$20.00 for each entry or
$40.00 for two as they
appear in the Sunday and
Wednesday Chronicles)
or they will not be judged.
Then place those entries
in a Chronicle Crossword
box at a location nearest
to you.

If you need coupons and
clues just purchase a copy

of the Sunday or
Wednesday Chronicle. For
additional coupons,
purchases can be made at
our offices in Linden New
A m s terd a m and
Georgetown. You can also
obtain coupons from Mr.
Vincent Mercurius of
D'Edward Village,
Rosignol, Berbice. They
cost $20.00 each or $40.00
for two as they appear in the
Sunday and Wednesday

Players are reminded that
no entry is opened before
12:30pm on the day the
puzzle is drawn and judging
does not begin before
4:30pm when the last entry
is opened. The solution to
the puzzle is not known
before that time.


Crossword Committee

r .
/. r,

The Official Soluti
drawing of the
Chronicle Crosswc
now present
Congratulations tc
Albouystown, Gec
C. E. Bracelly of N
each submitting a
They will share the
moneyfor this cor

Could Mr. S. Dinoo
and the 40+ and 80
this competition coll

lLJJsL oe:eties must be-accompanied .byterlelansm.of

Malawi groups

to ask court to

halt Madonna


By Christopher Thompson

LILONGWE (Reuters) Human rights groups in Malawi will
seek a court injunction tomorrow to stop pop star Madonna
from proceeding with the adoption of a one-year-old boy in
the impoverished African nation.
Malawian law prohibits adoptions by non-residents. but offi-
cials are granting an exemption or waiver to Madonna, who has
confirmed her intention to adopt the child who lives in a dilapi-
dated orphanage near the Zambian border.
The legal challenge would come less than a week after Malawi's
High Court granted the entertainer and her filmmaker husband Guy
Ritchie an interim order allowing them to take custody of a boy
identified as David Banda.
The couple, who arrived in Malawi on October 4 on what was
described as a humanitarian trip. left on Friday without the child,
who did not have a passport. They departed amid growing criti-
cism within the former British colony to the adoption.
Eye of the Child, the leading child advocacy group in Malawi.
said yesterday the request for an injunction would be filed in a
magistrate's court in the capital Lilongwe on behalf of about five
dozen non-governmental organizations.
"They (government) haven't followed the law. What has hap-
pened is a shortcut." said Boniface Mandere. a spokesman for Eye
of the Child. which is among the groups seeking the injunction.
A government spokeswoman declined yesterday to comment
on the impending injunction, the first clear sign of concerted oppo-
sition in Malawi to the adoption. One of Banda's relatives has ques-
tioned the way the adoption is proceeding.
Outside the country. Madonna's visit to Malawi has renewed
criticism from those who accuse Western celebrities of using Africa
and other parts of the developing world as a platform for misplaced.
publicity-fuelled altruism.
Madonna spent most of her time in Malawi visiting orphan-
Zags anic meeting charity workers as part of a campaign to publicise
the plight of some 900.000 orphans in this nation of 13 million
people. \where AIDS has destroyed many families.
She has pledged to donate about $3 million to the campaign to
help these children., many of whom are infected with HIV. The ef-
fort is being spearheaded by her Raising Malawi charity.
The 48-year-old star already has two children. (See other
story in Pepperpot)


man's rush to

marry ends in


KARACHI, (Reuters) A Pakistani man has committed sui-
cide outside his fiancee's home after he thought he acci-
dentally killed her while trying to persuade her to get mar-
ried early, police said yesterday.
Thl e lman, A1h1cd Ashralf, was shooting a gun in the air out-
side his fiancee's home in the southern city of Karachi on Fri-
day as part of his efforts to persuade her to get married two
months early when a stray bullet accidentally hit her, police
"He was so eager to get married he stood in front of his
fiancee's house and started firing shots in the air to catch her
attention." said investigating officer Ghulam Hussain.
The young woman was coming downstairs when a bullet
ricocheted off a wall and hit her. She fell down screaming "1
have been shot", Hussain said.
"lIe thought Ihe had killed her and within seconds shot him-
self. The girl is fine," Hussain said.
"II is a tragic accident. They were engaged to be married
with their parents' consent on December 25. He was insisting
they get married ear' er."
Ashraf had toli. his fiancee, Naureen, he would do some-
thing drastic if she didn't agree to get married straight
away. The woman insisted the marriage date had already
Sbeenwset-and-there was-mr neeletv hIrrry,"Hnssmin said -.*

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

^ .




caiMi3 ,I


SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006 z s

_ c^CJzfl1EM"E

Watch your business
GROW Advertise
in the, Guyana Chronicle.
Tel: 226-3243-9 or 225-4475

02:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with GINA
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h ICC Champion
Trophy India vis England
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
09:10 h Cricket Resumes
12:00 h Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h Homestretch
13:30 h Feature
14:00 h In Style
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Grow with IPED
16:00 h Weekly Digest
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
20:00 h JOF Haynes Debate
- BHS vs SPS
21:00 h Digicel Caribbean Cup
Guyana vs Netherlands
22:30 h Movie

MTV Channel
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 Puran Bors. Shiva
13:30 h Rhythm Blast
14:00 h- PLC Ramadan
14:30h Vidya's Gospel Hour
15:00 h Entertaining Mantra
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 Vidya's Gospel Hour
19:00 h Gina Programme
19:30 h- IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indian Movie
23:00 h English Movie
Sign Off

Channel 13
09:00 h Hope for Today
10:00 h Revival Crusaders
10:30 h Children Gospel
12:00 h News
14:00 h Charlotte Street
Wesleyan Church
14:30 h Methodist Church in
15:00 h News
15:30 h- Faith & Truth
16:00 h Tennis
19:00 h Movie
20:00 h Movie

05:00 h Sign on
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morning
05:45 h Annandale Kali Devi
Shakti Mandir
06:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Krishna Bhajans
06:16 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans
06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramnroop Furniture
Store presents Religious
07:30 h C. Dookhie & Sons
Presents Krishna Bhajans

07:45 h -Kanhai Guyana
Electrical Agency presents
Krishna Bhajans
08:05 h Sa Re Ga ma
09:35 h -DVD Movie
12:00 h Death announcement
& In Memoriam
12:30 h India Bazaar Presents
13:00 h Movie
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

Channel 46
06:30 h The Brothers Grimm
08:30 h Khans Family time
09:00 h RY Live
S1:00 h Movie
13:00 h- Music Video
14:00 h Travellers Extreme
15:00 h Movie
17:00 h Movie
20:00 h Majesty 1 Music
Lesson Live
21:00 h Khans Family time
21:30 h Movie
12:00 h Sign Off


For Sunday, October 15, 2006 -12:30h
For Monday, October 16,2006 -13:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-l"hrs
PEDESTR*1i IANS -.DOlu [OTkEl bEs]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the follow position:


A B.Sc. in Marketing, Economics or related field with three (3)
years relevant experience in Public Relations and Marketing at a
supervisory level.

The incumbent mest possess good communication and
interpersonal skills anr must be computer literate.

Salary will be commensurate with qualification and
experience. '

Applications should be addressed to the Executive Dl
Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association GRPA, 70,
Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, to reach 1hi
than Tuesday, October 31,2006. .

Channel 8
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 Movie: desolation
18:00 h Faith in Action (A
Catholic Series)
18:30 h NBC Nightly News
19:00 h Greetings and
20:00 h Reba Beginnings
20:30 h Know Your Bible
21:00 h Charmed
22:00 h Angela's Eyes
23:00 h Jeffersons
00:00 h Sign Off


i '13:45 hrs
S 16:15/20:30 hrs "MUJiHESHAADI'
MUST DIE" m ith Salmain Khan
with Christain Slater
plus 16 30/20:30 hrs
_ plus

1 4





1. Tenders are invited for the purchase of the following items:
No. QuantitylDescription Loca.on
1. One (1) Mustang Long Boom Excavator Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice
2. One (1) Chipper (blue) -do-
3. One (1) V Blade Cutter -do-
4. One (1) Holt Root Rake -do-
5. Two (2) Rome Land Planes -do-
6. One (1) Bottomless Scraper -do-
7. One 1 Mini Excavator (Airman) (without engine) -do-
8. Two 2) Vanguard Tractors (1 without engine) -do-
9. One '1 Vanguard Tractor with burnt engine -do-
10. One 1 580D Hymac Shell -do-
11. Two (2 Priestman Excavator shells -do-
12. One (1 Kewenee Harrow -do-
13. One (1) Drain Digger -do-
14. One (1) D4 Caterpillar Dozer -do-
15. One 1) Toyota Land Cruiser PCC1635 (engine detached) -do-
16. LBW and Rover PCC5086 -do-
17. Eight (8) LWB Land Rover shells -do-
18. One (1) SWB Land Rover shell -do-
19. One 1 Mazda Bus 26 seater BEE 1172 (engine detached) -do-
20. Four (4) chippers -do-
21. Two (2) Leyland Trucks GCC2110 &GCC2111 -do-
22. One (1) IWmac HE3 -do-
23. One (1) JCB BackHoe 14189 (engine detached) -do-
24. Fifteen (15) Motorcycles (Yamaha, Jailing & Kawasaki) -do-
25. One (1) heap Scrap Iron -do-
2. These items will be sold on an 'as is, where is" basis and the successful bidder
shall remove the item(s) at his own expense within fourteen (14) days of
Tender being awarded and on payment of cash or Bank Manager's cheque.
3. Each tender must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope, which does not
identify the bidder and marked "Tender for Unserviceable Items" and in the
case of No. 25 'Tender for Scrap Iron".
4. Tender must be addressed to the General Manager, MMA-ADA, Onverwagt,
West Coast Berbice and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the
Authority's Head Office, Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice not later than October
25, 2006.
5. Tenders will be opened on October 25, 2006 at 2 pm at the MMA-ADA Head
Office. Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of
the tenders.
6. The items could be inspected at the Mechanical Workshop from Monday to
Friday from 07:00 hours to 16:00 hours and on Saturday from 07:00 to 11:00
7. The MMA.ADA reserves the right to accept or reject any tender without
assigning any reason whatsoever.

A. Charles
General Manager (ag.)

-"- -"

2T SU*_NBAY-fBRON*I-lf3cEet4ber45-oe06-

SSUNDAY '"""'"

.WANTED .1 ,pll, Sl., ..11i
LAND FOR SALE FOR HIRE 111.1 \,', i.,

38-FT. BOAT. seine,
engine, ice box. 1 Pool Table,
1 Canter, 1 Nissan Pick Up, 1
Corona Car, Tel. 275-0344/
ONE 38 ft. Banga Mary
fishing boat. Complete with 350
lbs seine, 40 Hp Yamaha
engine, ice box, etc. Phone
225-1528, 623-2818.

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

FANTASY Beauty School,
51 Norton St. & Louisa Row
226-3822. Learn Nail
Technology and earn big in
time for the Christmas Holidays.
Register now.
VIJAY'S Hair Salon.
Specialises in hair cuts, cold
wave, hair colouring, eye brow
arching. waxing, pedicure and
manicure. 207 Almond Street.
Tel. 226-0205.
INDRA'S Beauty Salon.
122 Oronoque Street. for cold
wave, straightening, facial
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package evening classes
beginning October 16. 2006.
Courses in Air brushing Acrylic nails,
Barbering, Basic & Advance Hair
Cutting classes. Tel. 226-2124 or
visit at 211 New Market Street,
North Cummingsburg.

WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send
stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes
for US$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to Nathaniel
Williams, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

ARE you cursed,
depressed, demon possessed
OR need finance? Call
Apostle Randolph Williams -
# 261-6050 (20.00 h 23:00

COMPUTER sales, repairs,
upgrades, Dell laptops from -
1, 0 000, 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 '1002

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre r 227-
8361. 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
v.wv. kerstings.oir

DOLLY S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar. Georgetown
lNe accept Master, Visa and
Arrierican Expies. Cards. Phone
225-7126, 26-3693
S rr a i 1
Jullysaiitor .nr lalt@ ya loao.cor

HELENA Best Day Care
Services, 58 John Street, C/ville.
Ask for Tr. Pammy 226-5423
on weekdays.

K. SANKAR of Courbane Park,
Annandale offers Elementary,
Intermediate & Advance
Dressmaking classes and services.
Call 220-9532.
FOP all types of
oressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Lot
72 owding Street. Kitty. (Lower
half). Call haron 649-2358
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate. Advance
dressmaking fabric designing, tie-
dye, batik, curtains, cushions, soft
toys soft furnishing, floral
arrangement. cake decoration. 153
Barr St., Kitty. 226-9548.

MATHS Lessons available -
Forms 2 to CXC. Tutor Ingrid Ally.
A 168 Eping Avenue, B/A/P. Tel.
MORE INFO., CALL 226-9448
GUARDIANS phonics classes
for children 8 years and older.
Call 624-0069 or 227-8143.
Study Club (Regionsi-10)
www.sdnp.orgq.y/ever reen.
TEL. 226-4634, 627-9285.
NAIL tipping, designing,
silkwrapping, manicuring, pedicudng,
courses. Register now $5 000 per
course. Call Midielte 227-7342. 222-

Computer Training
Enrol now for new
classes in
Microsoft ..----
Office. .

Also, earn Canadian

Call 225-1540

SAMMY'S Nail Creation.
Have your nails done or learn
nail technology silk wrap. tips
acrylic nails, nail designs and
etc. Call now! 220-759T or 627-
EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree. in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079.
ADULT Education. It is never
too late to learn Join the Adult
evening classes Mathematics,
English. Social Studies. Science,
becomSe more confident as public
speakers, e able to help your child
with his/her school work, etc Call
231-5012, 223-5389. 226-5857.
619-3298. Academy of Professional
Studies. Lot 21 Mc Doom Publich
Road. EBD
Interination l Bus ress Cl. I,1
262 Thomas Street, 1.,. ,ii
'I ...... : I I .. /tow n I.B C is
.. ... i. I .. sl iellits fol r Iic'
: ,11 i (1 i) Full IhnIC
,,r ..... . 1 fo r nr s 1 5,
.('' :,,,"' i ,I- ,ses for Adiills and
f( I i, (3) Association of
i.--,;--- Executivs (ABE) and (4)
i i i,. in. Computer Courses Call
today for more information Tel 225'
5474, 223 7210 and 225 2397
IBC 'Studenl Suce., ss Is Ot ir Greatest

EVENING lessons students in
Primary. Forms 1 5 School
Leavers. Subjects include:
Mathematics. English
Language, Principles of
Business, Principles of Accounts,
Office Administration., Social
Studies, Geography, Information
Technology, Integrated Science,
Human and Social Biology,
Chemistry. Physics, Biology,
Adult Education. Come in or call
us 231-5012, 223-5389. 226-
5857. 619-3289. Academy of
Professional Studies, Lot 21 Mc
Doom Public Road, East Bank

60-90 ACRES of land in
Parika can be rented or lease in
whole or in part. Call 642-6238,
218-0437. 227-8876
LAND perfect for the storing
of logs, with wharf on the EBD.
Contact Peggy. Tel. # 226-8161,
Having a party? Need to rent
chairs & tables at affordable
prices. Contact 226-2299, 227-
ENTIRE Northern Tiger
Island situate in the Essequibo
River. Hamburg, fertile land,
good for farming. $5000 (Guy.
Dollars) per acre. Please call
774-5034, 624-6855.

SCARPOTIC Itch ulcer
pain, cholesterol pressure,
gall stone, impotentcy.
colds. 220-7342. 609-1308.

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.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School. First
Federation Building. Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual &
automatic. Phone # 225-4858.
622-2872. 646-7806.

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verkeke. 615-
MRS. SINGH Massage. If you
need a balanced massage, try
my therapetrtic massage
combined with reflexology. Tel.
220-4842. Cell 615-6665.

"NOTICE is hereby given that
of Block 22, Wismar. Linden is
applying to the Minister for
Naturalisation, and that any
person who knows any reason
why Naturalisation, should not
be granted should send a written
anid signed statement of the facts
to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
Georgetown, Guyana.
NOTICE of Intent to apply
for Music and Dance Licence
Take Notice that an Application
will be made at the Georgetown
Magistrate's Court in the
Georgetown Magislerial District
CLUB. of Carifesta Avenue and
Camp Street, Georgetown for a
Licence to keep'o uise its
premises for public
entertainment of the like kind to
the Music and Dancing Lice-;nces
Act, Chapter 23:03 for a period
of one year as provided fori i
Section 4 of the said Act.

GUYANLSE. Indlirn irim,
Se; ks fokiS f iln foi live.'ii
cm lpr i ni ()nl (',OIiiin 1il ,i w
wilo), !betwoin i l') to 50 vells.
old Milu t I ('. Irom i.ounitiv Idlt'
lionetr' in l id dec nt If yoIu tii
th('e lucky poison yi u will le
we2ll taki'l n me ol R o oiIt 2:'L)

DATING lonely? Need a
lover, a friend! Carib Singles
Dating Club 231-5304.
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown,
Businessman, retired East
Indian American resides in
Trinidad, seeks a female
companion who is fairly
attractive and thin, under 45
years. Call 0011-868-341-3534.
MEET interesting pen
friends from around the world.
Send self-address stamped
enveloped to: J. Noble. P.O.
Box 12421. Bourda. Call 231-
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations Call CFI -
Telephone Friendship Link
261-5079, Everyday. 07:00
to 21:00 h.
LOOKING for friends or a
serious relationship? Call The
Junior/Senior/Single Dating
Service. 18 80 yrs. Immediate
link after registration. Sat. & Sun.
only 10 am 4 pm. Tel. 223-
8237, 648-6098.
citizenship wants serious lasting
relationship/marriage with
Guyanese woman. Must be 35
- 42 years. 120 140 lbs, well-
spoken, good cook. home maker.
Must be self -sufficient. Contact
"Rickey" on cell # 646-3185, for
more information.

SPIRITUAL work from
Suriname. For all problems -
220-0708, 612-6417.

KIDS Day Out Play Group.
Contact 226-2299, 227-0331. Enrol
now today.
TRANSFER your memories
from video cassette to DVD/CD.
Contact Essence Photo Studio.
Tel. 223-5443.
GET your damaged photos
done over or (2) change Black &
White to coloured. Contact
Essence Photo Studio. Tel. 223-

Work or Student

Handling of Visa
Related Matters For
l.S..\..(,. ,A,\A. L'.K
French (;uiana & t.urope

WVe prepare & examine
Atlirl it, of Support.
Biotrilpicl. On111c &
RcU.tlr A\ppl ic;tions
I cttcr. IPackagilg lor
aIppo/inllntli. Cit.



Immtuligranit Visa
I(oc itic iliioll
IS? (<'lrii-lottl &
lkiwi Sis.
rit:tj Huil()in,.

2t( t'(os\ I
lFe;: 2 54-2 22050
I xN 2

TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fr ers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan # 265-
2634, 612-2982.
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove, repaired &
serviced. Also your kerosene
range changed to gas. Tel. 220-
ALL type of pressure washer
repairs also outboard engines,
lawn mower, water pumps, chain
saws. brush cutter. Tel. 627-7835.
SERVICES and repairs to
all models domestic and
industrial gas cookers and ovens.
Contact Lawrence 646-7400.
627-0720. 226-6411.
NEED to build or renovate
your home or business carpentry
masonry, electrical, plumbing.
etc.? Contact Lawrence 646-
7400, 627-0720, 226-6411.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well
as masonry, varnishing.
plumbing and painting.
Contact Mohamed on 223-
9710, 614-6634

Live, Work or
Study in Canada.
Skilled workers.
Refu gees.

Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
Canadian Immigration
Consultants. Cal? us in
Canada at: 416-431-8845
or 647-284-0375 Email:
-.,", ir "lclui rl.ill,_]Irlii[ r,[lr I-,1

DECORATING for weddings
and other functions, balloon
arrangements or floral
arrangements, bride & groom
chairs. etc. Call Sandra 225-
3280. 226-3219.
TELEVISION and computer
repairs and upgrading by skilled
technicians. (Home servicing can
be arranged). Tel. 265-3050,
Cell 647-38. Email
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines, gas
stoves, microwaves, refrigerators.
etc. Telephone 227-0060. 641-
2026. Freezezone Enterpnrises, 6 A'
Shell Road. Kitty.
SERVICES Gas stove, washing
machine, doth dryers, freezers, vacuum
deanels, etc. Contact Anthony Hen.y
Tel. # 625-8974. 223-4556, 223-3805
ENTERPRISE. Specialist in
fitting and machining industrial/
commercial welding and
fabrication and grilled work.
Hydraulic hose assembly, spares
& repair. Industrial & commercial
wiring repair motor and controls.
Lot 12. Republic Drive Triumph.
ECD. Tel 648-3476, 626-0827.
618-8862. 220-32089
DOt \ouLi need J food warn mer
foir \, Oiii [ fa.t food -r sti traiir
Thoun 'ill M,iI. I 1hii spoclillis'd
in h utll d lnlj F o od V V' 1l1110 1 r tp) ll
,ind r ,lti'ct ntl i of alrass to
Winldow," (Ci !emei nt.i ,' 'lt
sledding i'tO GlssI
It'plI. ii i'nt to shop front
slidn i im o is. tlntli.1i 't1 doi Irs
,iid 'hIlow Ct'ils s.iS So a111 tod.i,
, 0ot voi ol ii-r -0i7 .
-'.'13 89-1,11

USA Green
Card Lottery

( 1. '

Earn your Green

Card now, enter

the U.S. Govt-

sponsored lottery.

We also do Visitor's
Visa applications.

Call 225-1540,


FOR upholsters & stitchers.
Call 256-3538, 622-4760.
ARC and Acetylene
welders. Contact Ivan. Tel. 227-
ONE Canter Truck Driver,
age 30 45 yrs. Porters. Tel.
FEMALES & males to work
at car wash. Call 231-1786/621-
TRUCK Driver. Verdun
Soda Factory, 17 Broad St.,
Charlestown. Phone 227-2127.
1 SECURITY Guard. Call
between the hours of 17:00 -
18:00 h. 227-4263. 227-7619.
ONE experienced
seamstress, great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall. Bourda.
OFFICE Assistant, pay
while you learn, no certificate
needed. Age 25 & up.
Ederson's 226-5496.
VACANCY exists for
Bargirls to work in Interior 18 -
30 yrs. Must be literate. Contact
628-8031, 641-5565.
FOR Salesgirls/boys,
Porters and Security Guards.
Apply Avinash Complex in
Water Street. Contact 226-
3361. 227-7829.
Porters & Security Guards. Apply
in person to P. Ramroop & Sons.
23 Lombard Street, Werk-en-Rust.
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.
experienced Salesgirl. Porter
boy. Apply Sanjay Variety Store.
9 America & Longdeh Sts.,
Georgetown. Tel. # 226-6137.
ONE Supervisor/Manager
for a day care and play school.
Experience would be an asset
Apply in person with
application to 287 Albert &
Church Sts.
RK's Security needs 101
Security Guards arid Officers for
Baton. Canine, & Armed
divisions. Former good
,employees can reapply. (New
Dynamic & Prestigious
Locations NATIONWhIDE.
Contact RK's Security Services.
125 Regent Road. Bourda.
EXIST for full time retired or
tiamed teachers in the following
subjects, Principles of Business.
Social Studies. English A, & B
Phl-,se send iphlicntion ,irnd C.\
to PO BO\ 10165.'
I MALlE table huind and
baker I lomaloe tiblo hand
h 0v- knowvledget of miiakuili
p.alsl- Tol .'2 -7'l.'70 [ l .'.'-
0il :" 01o Con ctlit Hurrivs Pastly
I'.ll o Lot oi l Ai \.il!,l r .
L .O I ,O 'tO\\1


VACANCY for Front Desk
Clerk, Waiter, Waitress,
Restaurant Supervisor. Apply
in person with written
application. Mon. to Sat.
between 10 am and 6 pm at
the Regency Suites Hotel. 98
Hadfield Street, G/town.
VACANCIES exist in the
Interior Middle Mazaruni for
the following-: male
Handyman, attractive female
Bar Attendant. Persons
interested please call between
9 am and 4pm office hours.
Tel. 225-7118.
\A REPUTABLE company
ha vacancies for financial
adc'isers to market their
products. Call 225-6391,
08:00 h to 12:00 h, Mon Fri.
Unith Manager 133 Church St.,
South Cummingsburg.__
1 ACCOUNTS Clerk -
computer literate; Machinist
Welder, Mechanic, Trainee
Machinist, Trainee Mechanics
ElectIcian; 1 whole day Maid.
A,pply to: Technical Services
Inc., 18 23 Industrial Site,
Eccles, E B Dem.
(female) with 3 yrs.
experience, passes in English
& POA. Apply with handwritten
application to Alabama
Trading, G/town Ferry
Stalling, between the hours 8
& 9:30 am & 3 pm & 5 pm.
Call 623-1615.
LIVE IN required. SHARED
household duties. Good pay.
Excellent living conditions.
Requirements: -Friendly and
pleasant personality, must be
over 21. For more details,
apply DD Signs, 6 Avenue of
the Republic, (next door to
Central Garage), or 227-2814.
VACANCIES exist for one
1) Handyman/Gardener,
Security Guard, also for
teachers in the following
subject areas: English,
Literature, POB, OA, S/S,
POA. Apply with written
application to the Principal,
Apex Education 22 Atlantic
Gardens. ECD. Tel. 220-6139.
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants, also one
.computer typist. Apply in
person, with written
application, in your own
ha writing. Requirements:
Math & English. Horse Shoe
Racing Service. 6/7
Commerce & Longden Sts.,
between 1:30 pm and 4 pm.
PRIVATE School a
reputable private school has
vacancies for full-time retired/
trained/experienced teachers
for the following positions:
Principles of Business. Office
Administration, Principles of
Accounts. English Language,
Food and Nutrition, Primary 1
4, Electronic Document
Preparation and
Management, Information
Technology. Send
applications along with C.V.
to The PrincipaF P.O. Box
TECHNICIAN must have both
electrical and mechanical
expertise. Must have at least
3 years experience working in
a maintenance department.
Apply ,in person with a written
a p p i c a t i o n ,
recommendations and proof
of qualifications to: Guyana
Furniture Manufacturing
Limited, 60 Industrial Estate,
BeterVerwagting, East Coast
Requirements must be
between the ages of 30 and
40 yrs. Must have at least 3
years experience, must have
a recent Police Clearance.
Interested persons are asked
to apply in person to: Guyana
Furniture Manufacturing
Limited, 60 Industrial Estate,
Beterverwagting, East Coast

$6.5 million dollars 233-
2968, 613-6674.
CAMP and Quamina
Streets. Call Tony Reid's
Realty. Tel. # 231-2064
or 225-2626.
LINDEN 7.5 acres farm
land, average 1000 fruit trees.
Coconuts, pears, mangoes -
$15M. Ederson's 2265496.
IDEAL business place
at Public Road, Mc Doom,
EBD. L 130' x 50'. Price -
$12 000 000.Contact #

89 ft b 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground,
comprising an area of 2.422
of an Englsh acre. Call: 220-
ool and without pools. TEL.
26-8148, 625-1624.
ALBERT/Robb Sts. corner spot
with steel frame ideal 4-storey
general store. 200 mini malls.
derson's 2_6-5496.__
SAIUA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale. near' the public road.
Prime location, 2 miles from V/
Hoop Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670
or 254-0397. ,
Campbellville $10.75M,
Cummings St. $12M, Mc Doom
$4.75M, Melanie $2.75M,
Highway (ands. TEL. 226-8148,
625-1624. i
WELL Road Amelia's Ward,
Linden, corner lot 128" x 125'
x 130" x 60" Price $500 000.
Contact Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Bldg., Tel. 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 home,
644-2099 cell.

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
ROOM to rent in
residential area. Contact 231-
8661, 629-5064.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. 613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
bedroom upper flat Kitty $45
000. Contact Curtis 225-8088.
PHONE 225-9944.
1 BOTTOM flat toilet
baths, light, phone, etc. Call
220-0571, 619-2351.
ROOM for single work-
ing female. Telephone.
SECURE large one-
bedroom downstairs apartment
in Kitty area. Rental $35 000.
Phone 227-1459.
ONE business apt.. top flat.
90 Robb St., Lacytown. Contact
Larry__- 226-1156, 225-0356.
3-BEDROOM, fully
furnished. 80 Albert & Laluni
Sts., Queenstown. # 227-6742.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat at 172 Section B Non
Pariel, ECD. Tel. 270-4169.
FULLY furnished apartment,
security, parking. AC. overseas
guest. 231-8748, 222-6494.
1-BEDROOM apartment
COUPLE in Kitty. Call 616-
BUSINESS apartments in G/
town $45 000 up. Tel. 225-7131,
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat
Lot 17 'CC' Eccles Park, EBD.
Tel. 233-3196.
ECCLES vacant 2-storey
furnished mansion, US$650
monthly. Ederson's 226-5496.
MON REPOS 3-bedroom
house, out door toilet and bath -
$15 000 per month. 220-2334.
ONE room self-contained
apartment tiled bath, etc. Bel
Air Park, facing Duncan Street.
Tel.# 226-2675.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
I unfumished apt. in Kitty. Fully
rilled,ledAC, water 24 hours. etc.
Price- ($45 000) neg. Call 609-
APARTMENTS full furnished
with TV DVD, stove AC, etc. in
South Ruimveldt. Tel. 218-4801,
647-2549! 642-5576.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
- $80 000 neg.'C/ville, hot and
cold. self contained, etc. Tel.
ONE 3-bedroom top flat. Price
- $15 000 at 99 Meten-Meer-Zorg,
Housing Scheme. Tel. # 609-9437.

KITTY, Nandy Park, Republic
Park, Grove, Industry, Better Hope,
Diamond. 1 ,2 3-bedroom. 233-
3-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Industry, ECD. Toilet and bath.
$40 000 monthly. Tel. 227-6597,
222-5352. __
ONE small one-bedroom
apartment at Pike Street, Kitty -
$10 000. Call 225-7136 or cell
613-3992, Couple or single

Executive semi
furnished three
(3)-bedroom two
(2)-flat property
at Earl's Court,
LBI. Large study
area, bath tub,
patio, large yard
space (telephone

Charles, Singh


Tel. 225-5512


ONE upper three bedroom
house located at 131 Surat
Drive, Triumph, ECD $35 000

FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.)..
STORE at Regent & Hinck
Sts. Berbice Car Park. Suitable
for Boutique or store, etc. Tel.
225-2319, 226-4177, 628-9267.
ROOMS for UG Student, or
single working persons and 3-
bed room apt. for small family
near UG. Call 612-0821.
LARGE Princes. Camp,
Russell Streets corner, bottom
flat. Good for any need or
business. 226-3949.
ONE three-bedroom bottom
flat to share with elderly woman
Contact Cell 623-0453, Tel. No.
HOUSE by itself apt. -
US$500 with AC, phone Tony
Reid 225-2626, 231-2064.
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place.
ONE 3-bedroom house.
inside toilet and bath. Price -
$18 000 per month Tel 254-
0903. Cell 618-7072.
TWO-bedroom apartment
available. Best suited for a single
person or a couple. Call 226-
8091. 9 am to 6 pm
NEW two-bedroom house in
convenient location. Parking
available. Price $60 000. Phone
227-5852, 646-2964.
NEW two-bedroom lower
flat, ideal location. Parking
available. Price $47 000. Phone
227-5852, 646-2964.
ONE single bedroom
apartment to rent. Preferably a
single working person. For more
information, call 611-3020.
FULLY furnished one-
bedroom bottom flat apartment.
109 Carmichael St. Tel. # 227-
4847 or 648-7196.
FURNISHED apartment for
overseas guest at Garnett St.. C/
ville, G/town. Contact Ms. Dee on
223-1061 or 612-2677. '
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat house fully furnished, with
cable TV, phone. own drive way.
Situated at Nandy Park. Call 624-
furnished 3-bedroom house for
rent in Eccles Housing
Scheme. 3 months only. S30
000 per month. 629-3208.
BATH. 227-0972.
ONE three-bedroom semi-
furnished top flat (no children or
pels) at Public Road, Mc Doom,
next to Post Office. Phone 226-
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
with all modern facilitates and a
two-bedroom bottom flat in
Queenstown. Contact Tel. 223-
1672, Cell 613-1785.

2-BEDROOM bottom flat at
317 East St. N/C/B. Contact Tel.
Nos. 621-9527, 613-0099.
3-BEDROOM apartment, fully
furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas guest.
Short term. Call Tel. 223-1329.
NEW concrete house, 2-
bedroom top flat, Triumph, ECD
- $25 000 monthly; 2-bedroom
bottom flat $20 000. Contact
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
bungalow wind solar, hot water, in
gated community. Weekly or monthly
rental. Contact Ganesh 618-5070,
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527
ONE two-bedroom bottom flat
with toilet and bath. water and
lights $33 000 at Middle Road,
La Penitence. Tel. 227-0328. No
agents couple preferred.
1-BEDROOM apt. large and
spacious in a gated community, 24
hrs security, water and electncity.
$20 000 monthly. Contact No. 618-
5070. Pin. Versailles, WBD.
QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ing space to rent. Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis. Tel.
# 226-5137/227-1843
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown residential.
from US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225._
0392, 648-7504, 218-0287.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment at
Lamaha Park, self-contained, hot and
cold water, airport pickup, telephone.
internet access. Overseas visitors
welcome. Tel. 231-4872. 625-6352.
4572, 222-5053._ ___
UNFURNISHED $20 000, $22
000, $32 000, $45 000 $50 000.
FURNISHED $26 000, $30 000, $45
000. ROOMS $11 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
BEL Air furnished, AC. hot and
cold. generator US$2 000: Nandy
Park furnished, AC US$750. Camp
St. fum., AC US$700, Quamina
St. fumrn. AC- US$700. Ogle- fum.,
AC. US$1 500. Tel. # 225-5512. 647-
FURNISHED & unfurnished
executive houses and flats Lamaha
Gardens/Prashad Nagar, Section K.
Bel Air Park. Counda Park. Sheriff St.,
HappyAcres from US$1 200 US$5
000 Sonja 225-7197. 623-2537
PRIME location for overseas visitors
Long or short term entals Self-contained
furnished apartments, toilet & bath, wall-
to-wall carpet. TV, AC. fndge. etc. well
secured, meals can be arranged, or -
US$100 per week Call 222-6708W6510
NANDY Park fully furnished
with AC. phone, etc. USS650: Regent
Street bottom US$2 500 neg.: Bel
Air Park US$1 500. unfurnished.
Contact Roberts Realty, First
Federation Life Bldg., Tel. 227-7627
- Office, 227-3768 home, 644-2099
- cell.
ONE two-bedroom top flat
(back house) semi-furnished house
situated at 182 Barr St., Kitty.
Contact Zena at 233 Lamaha St.,
Newtown or call 648-0340. (Price
$50 000 monthly). Also (1) one-
bedroom apartment at same
address $18 000 monthly.
bedroom top flat $40 000, Bel
Air Gardens 4-bedroom executive
house US$1 500, Nandy Park. 3-
bedroom house (furnished) -
US$650, Bel Air Park, 4-bedroom
house US$800. N. P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES 223-4928, 648-4799.
NANDY PARK: 2-bedroom
lower flat lots of security lights,
hope line and parking $50 000
per month. QUEENSTOWN: two-
bedroom fully furnished, utilities
included US$375 per month.
KITTY: 3-bedroom fully furnished
MMC security, phone and parking
- US$700. Lamaha Gardens: 4-
bedroom fully furnished. MMC and
much much more US$2 000 per
month 233-2968/613-6674.
exquisitely furnished 3-bedroom
top flat (one master) US$1 000;
BI ygezight Gardens executive 5
self-contained bedroom house, AC,
hot and cold water US$1 000; 3-
bedroom executive 2-storeyed
house in breezy residential area,
hot and cold water, furnished or
unfurnished US$550 (neg.); large
buildings for private school or
business in Sheriff Street and
Queenstown. For information, call
Excellence Realty 222-5330,

TOP flat $40 000; (1)
bedroom $30 000, rooms 17
000 $19 000 Section F F -
US$600 & US$700, house by itself
- US$500. Call 225-2709.
Business office bond._
residence GUYSUCO
CARICOM 1 fully furnished
house US$1 300; COURIDA
PARK 1 & 2-bedroom apts.;
furnished & unfurnished 1 & 2-
bedroom apts.; NANDY PARK
- furnished house, AC;
DIAMOND executive house -
US$1 500. TEL. 226-8148,625-
FOUR bedroom concrete top
flat with master room and gym
room, fully furnished- $125 000
neg.; Lamaha Gdns. eight-
bedroom executive property with
swimming pool and lawn tennis
court US$6 500 (neg.); fully
furnished, Bel Air Park; three-
bedroom semi-fumished top flat,
Queenstown $55 000; four-
bedroom house unfurnished,
South R/veldt Park $60 000;
two-bedroom executive rental.
fully furnished 24 hrs security.
Kingston US$1 500: one
three-bedroom fully furnished
flat in secure environment -
US$1 300 neg.; one fully
furnished house in residential
area with veranda to each room,
Nandy Park US$1 500; office
space in High Street. Kingston
- 30' x 70' US$2 000; office
space 60' x 40' with a few
items of furniture Camp St.
G$150 000. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988. 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
(office/residence) US$2 500,
Bel Air Park US$1 500. Kitty
- $60 000. $45 000 US$750 -
(F/F). US$500 (F/F)Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 200.
EAST BANK: School $120
000, Providence -$50 000.
Eccles 'AA" (F/F) US$2 000
Diamond US$1 500. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F). Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000/US$2 000/US$1
000/US$500, Happy Acres -
US$2 000/US$1 200/US$500,
Non Pariel $35 000, Le
Ressouvenir US$2 500, Ogle
- US$700/US$1 00-0.
OFFICES: Central Georgetown
- US$4 000. Georgetown $100
000/S60 000. Queenstown -
US$2 000, Sheriff US$1 500,
North Road US$1 200,
Brickdam US$800, bond,
restaurants, etc. Versailles -
executive US$3 000. 3-storey
residential/office/bond -
US$1 500, Nandy Park
US650, residence/business/
office Cummings & Light -
$120 000, East St. $75B 00.
Kitty $45 000

BUY now for Christmas
37% 37% 37% fall. Phone 225-
2626. 231-2064.
PROPERTY for sale in
Guyhoc Park. Contact Mr.
Abrams. Tel.# 223-6524, 628-
PRASHAD Nagar $26
million, Eccles $10M & $15M.
Meadow Bank S6.5M. 233-
Zeelugt. North East Bank,
Essequibo. Contact owner
at 223-4498. between
hours 9 am and 8 pm in the
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
grilled in New Amsterdam.
Tel. 333-2500.
WANTED house with
approx. 5 acre farm land in
Region 3. Contact Chns on 643-
3363 anytime or 223-6734
after 6 pm.
URGENT needed
residential, commercial
buildings to buy/rent
George-own/other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496 _.
TWO-STOREY wood and
concrete house. Excellent
condition, Area 'H' Lot 3 Ogle
Front. ECD. Contact Keith on
222-7960 or 626-4501.
Bel Air Park, 3-bedroomi house
with yard space $24M
1506. 642-5874

KITTY 3-bedroom
veranda, garage, parking,
back yard. Asking' $12M.
1506, 642-5874.
- 2-family home, veranda &
parking $7.5M. NORBERT
deFREITAS 231-1506, 642-
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity,
etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
\4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rud's
LiqUr Restaurant (comer lo -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.

Sayi), Setnm L Leasinof mieat'itl,
Icommercin ond industrial
land/property also
rmortgage/fiffiincing approval,
valuation, property
Jewanram's RealtV
Fe d yow Red Estate needs.

1 2-BEDROOM concrete
bungalow house with half
downstairs. Agriculture Road,
ECD. 2 years old. Price to go.
Tel. 662-0195, 625-6821.
2-flat concrete 5-bedroom
building/phone, light, water -
$6M/US$30 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
ROBB/Camp Sts. 3 2-
storey wooden buildings.
Ideal for (100) mini matls.
Road to ally $35M. 226-
ROBB/Bourda Market,
vacant 2-storey concrete
building. Road/ally. Ideal for
mails $50M. Ederson's -
HOPE, EBD River side
business $12M!US$60 000,
Ederson's 226-5496.-
ederson@guyana net.gy___
SOESDYKE vacant 2-
storey wooden & concre'e 3-
bedroom mansion $13.5M/
US$67 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6 gy
BRICKDAM/vacant 2-
storey 4 -bedroom colonial
mansion on 3 house lots -
$50M. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey mansion, area
for swimming oool $30M.
Ederson's 226-5496. .
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant new 2-storey 4-
bedroom mansion $14MI
US$70 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6
acres transported
developed land with man
made lake (850 x 380 xn
8). bond 74 x 44. Also a
concrete house. Tel 218-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
PARIKA Reserve
Road lust off main road -
Pet Shop. Building 3-
storey building and land.
Asking $39M Norbert
deFreitas 22: ;1506/642-
I DEFREITAS Associates.
Tel 225-0302. 233-5711.
609-2302, 614-7961. Buyers
need property G/town, ECD,
EBD. WBD, WCD, Essequibo.
R/PARK, Eccles.
Queenstown, L/Gardens, C/
burg. Kitty. Civille WBD,
Essequibo. De Freitas
Associates. Tel 225-0502.
233-5711. 609-2302, 614
7S'" II

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15,2006

buildings Granville Park,
Subryanville, Prashad Nagar,
Diamond, Grove. Ederson s -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
REGENT St., down town -
$55M, Diamond 2-flat
concrete bid yard space 4-
bedroom $20M. Shell RId.,
Kitty $9.5M, Station St.. Kitty.
Tel. # 225-5512, 647-0856.
GROVE $6.5M & $12M, W.
Ruimveldt $8M, P/Na ar -
ERVICES 223-4928, 648-
4 7 9 9
N e p e n t 2 0 0 2y a __

i 'i
iI -

Property, BiAif Prk SS 5M

[1 m sSt. -'- 1-- '-i i
S Brik t'm *, v

LAND: Hoppy FS s6 o other
S35 5M 'eidSt ,douilols-

e '.
RENTAL uv 'ei )n k 2

' ^ 1 .f ."* i ,

MEADOW BROO( ,. ',, ',IL-
Land of Cann.'in. N, P iifw
T 1 1 1 I a n d ,'-! l'r ln'
3635 E i11.
marbol~eisa" niot Ii 'm
U ',00',
St EI S s' ? D nnis St -
I South Gins IM,
Oleander G iis 4:'.; itc
S o nja ., 2 *'7. 2 -
BUYING 'II ...'... iini- 01o
manaqinc of iL us
at Raphael's Real Estate &
Property Management Service
204 E i F ,. L uida
Tei ix
227 1537 Im
raphaearealty'y o d o o, i
2-stooe onc td hoius
* : -,,-n full bathrooms
; :, ., ,,, ia u c 1i k
toilet, cabinet, hot waler iink
eating MicJno uiL!t-in
wardrobe CLniral air-
conditionoi ar cfara e, [rl'nt
view to oai 2 i t C
Nand,, P .. '* itL reste,1
Season oniv to call ;" '2 -
80G: evel ring 10
TWO (2)-FLAT 3-
225-5512. 621-2239.
5512, 621-2239.
ONE (i i n e w I y
constructed three e 3-
stor' concrete .,I1 '
located L ot 31 .
Street. Chariestowrn
Convenient for bLUsles.' dri
comfortable .'
Contact .
ConsultaIc y Unilt 106I i
:t,- ,,,i St I ar ',! vn Tel
627/ .5279.
SALE bh owner:
Fr ont t.o-s or ; 4i -
b e d r o r mn, g ri i e d
concrete hj u se wlti
toilet & ibath, enclosed
q araoe So (: nd1 house
both Tocated at Triumph.
ECD 2t- b e I r o o house
with toilet and 1nth al Cov'
& John Prnc.f, negotiable.
Tel. 227-69
THOMAS l r,-.i fro l tAwo-
3 i;'c o, c i w "n1 i ,r! 1111 I toi! uI
-- IT, ". 1.i A; (;y
:: l', i i. l i ';Io/ I2,l

storrey ro ::-: dr ,, ( :,' ',

$10sl v. C1 ,: (t',I1',. .'iiv
First Fr ;. *I I ; I
S C '* .'" ,2 ,'.,

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.
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. 264-29-.16 or Ganesh
residence $1S 5M, 2-bedroom
ENMORE nroLortv S6.75M, LBI -
S3.9M, KITTY ..6 5M, Cummings
St. $121M, MNI Doom $4.75M1
Anna Catlerina $3M. LEONORA
- $10.75M, TE'.. 226-8148, 625-
ONE concrete building 47
ft. x 34 ft vwth bond attached
- 25 ft. x 25 ft. with inside
bath, very lar eii shop in front,
two bedrooms and kitchen.
Also A 6 KVA diesel generator
plant, freezer, TV, etc.
Suitable for business, guest
house, nu ch. etc Situated
at Monkey Mounain. North
Pakaraimas, ;-st in fiont of Aiu
Strip and nt,\t to Police
Station. Co.' jct I \ndv or call
641- I 21 7, iL ,490 (
BUN tihes 30,', 30o 30' ,
reduction in Reoa Estate b1
consciousness because you biuy,
withl our nirnL iI Bel Ain Park -
,2IM. Re.'pubI' ParK $16M.
Eccles- $ i M' Lama haGardens
S S 19M1. AlbartZoa'n 1d.5M,
South R inii1, Grilns 7 5M,.
D'Urban Backmnds S13NM. Sec
K' Ranch :.\. S 12M. East of
Bel Ai Sprin,,- $16SM, Garnett
Street on laiq,, lot $14M. Bel
Air Spriiq 3-'il. Bel Air
Gdens i'' Ph~n' Tony
Reid's Rea!liy -22-2 2,, 231
2064 jr 2 %7 , Email
tonyreidsrealt\ 'Q)hotmall comi


40 ACRES of fertile land.
artly cultivated in citrus,
anana, limes, tangerine, three-
bedroom wooden Building, 2 '/
Srs old, location Princess
arolina, WBD. $15M: one
concrete split level two-bedroom
building on laroq land Canal
No. 2, WBD, .i,, one three-
bedroom concrete building on
1 2 acre of land, Land of Canaan
- $15M; one two-bedroomi
wooden collage on stilts, St.
Stephen's Street, Charlestown;
one three-storey wooden
building., suitable for school,
Werk-en-Rust $25M; one three-
storey concrete and wooden
building in George St.. W/Rust
$25M, wo house lots 80 x 113
ft., LBI $6M each; one three-
,l ... concrete and wooden
.,J,, in good condition on
S .. ft. of land, LBI $18M
neoq r no I'n-bedroom concrete
-ii fjrni'hn'r" Nnn
n ic i ,." A 1....', ,
Garden i , .. i rge three-
storey 1-. I .. i on large
S'. I I 1 -i one
lot 62 x ft -
i t, :i;31i. 'r pup l.lD' )0
.... ot laud r: i .(? -e ,

infr, tiiru .ill1Cs in plac 11.; $ 16M`
one fourm)"- droo- m il oncretn
i2 _- iI V',in 3 I .',h 2 .
2612 627-8314

Atlantic Realty

D you have a properly to sell
or renl oP are you looking INfor a
property tI buy or rent?
0 u have a business to sell?
S have clients looking MPr
houses, aparhuents and
businesses, nimely Taxi
Services, yms, Bouliques, el.
Wanted house in residential area
It 11ent.

Aflanfic Realty

Tel. 226-9731

SOUTH RLurimveldt S8M,
S9M $12M: Aubrey Barkei Road
l4-b d ) S15M, North
Ruimveldt (Mecdeci Scheme) -
S4.5M; Meadow Brook Gns. (7-
bed.) 3 apts,, telephones -
S8M. MEADOW BROOK t2-flat)
- $5 3M: Guyhoc Park S6.5M:
Tucville $5 5M1; D'Aquiar
Scheme S15M: Ogle -- (-flat)
6-bedrocm $19MI ECCLES -
S5M. S6M, $7M, (with bath tub
& Jacuzzi' SI5M KITTY .61.
7M. S9M, & $10M
C L 1im1n lI qS bJurrq `nr
George'twn Hosptalt'1l to
DOCTOR'S office ;'s or linii, .
Sts 4-l-coriner business spo0t'
llrmassi tl\ 4- IO i',e [ 'L0SI 'S, s Pti
Prospect. r. 4 s'ia Phone I
parking t'nteJ ndc 11ws "w new
concrete' ,e? aniaah S T7 M
PROVIDENCE i-b'ei 2 .lath
land 240' 'o !1 ? '2 .,
Flendsh p' 2-'l t h lbu i] ssi
frOI Oll '0 to e.i. .V
Doom S4 SiM :i'mmiLs St -
SI- IM. LAND iumn,- $50t'
'0 Cal 1 5 c

BAGS. TEL. 627-,'i.
OLD. CALL 227-4584.
SYSTEM. TEL. 226-6644 -
PUPS for sale Rottweiler
mixed with Doberman. Rocky -
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new), Telephone 641-
2026. 227-0060.
pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
BAR stools, tables, couch.
freezer & speakers with Boxes.
233-6814 or 622-7900.
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060. 641-226.
CHAIR. TEL. 231-4672, 625-
250 HP & 300 HP Yamaha
outboard motor. Call 612-2318.
CUTE fluffy Dachshund (7
wks. old) pups dewormed and
vaccinated, el. # 226-9548.
18 INCHES Celestion
frontline It speakers. 2800
watts. Tel. 226-2913, 231-
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
PARTS for the two-door
Cherokee engine and all other
parts. Tel i# 25-5955, 642-4926
PURE American Pit Pull
pups (3 months) Contact Imniran
265-3206, 265-.2057, 642.

EARTH-H Il' .a, Dehlver' nn
spot. Also excavating , .
and lad i 'i I '
2520, 62
I 20 FIFET conta.inm
fioo/ir lyp $275 000 neoq..lel
22)0 1008, ):(1 ,',4 All\
1,1, IG nik h wit, wve'

1 365 FORD cargo engine
6-cylinder diesel $190 000 neg.
Tel. 220-1068, 626-7684 Ally.
ONE Double stall, front row,
La Penitence Market. Owner
migrating. Contact 225-4549 or
621-9400 ___
PUPS 7 weeks old,
vaccinated and dewormed,
mother and father short and fluffy.
Call 220-4825 or 661-7677.-
64" PHILIPS TV brand new,
also Bose 321 Series 11 DVD
home entertainment system. 225-
2319, 226-4177. 628-9267.
TOYOTA Cressida Mark 11
car, perfect condition. Property at
75E Garnett Street, Kitty. Phone
225-1911 office hours.
KENMORE freezer,
computer systems, standup
cooler, DVDs, grinder (Kitchen
aid), bar stools (Ratten). 231-
8748, 222-6494.
CABINET (wares) carpet,
dining tables, with chairs, large
bed head, double bed, writing
desk. Telephone 227-3542.
ONE floor model plastic
sealing machine and one
pJrtable air compressor and one
12 000 BTU air-conditioning unit.
Call Tel. # 222-2702.
1 WORKING AB Dick Press.
one l'ridl 2 Mulfitlate presses,
need iim., repair. No good offer
refused Tel # 225-2613.
SYSTEM Commercial reverse
osmosis multistage water
purnficatoin system New Tel
EARTH. sand and reef sand.
I Iso d ii i . un" of,

ONE Food Cart. white plastic
Shj: i ad tables suites, couch.
t1 spa, dishes, glasses. ,%ases
et, r'on,' 226-0170
STALL for sale. corner spot.
00od ;'Ci, tion. Stabroek Ma rke
P ,ce , ,L Contact Tel
- .5-44' .-'. !-1. 619-90 972
GENERAC 7 500 watts
.L.rtable generator De Walt 13/4
HP r)uterd Da Freitas Associates
T 225-002 233-57'1 60-)

N- EC RTFD Amplfieri 5,0
. ts speaikels bo\es i\t i
S D a iSil M h e r n [ \v 6 r ,l e c t ' o : 'w

L' \N 0 i \'' t' ,"'
S ', \I I L h .,III U i i'SCU .II1"0
Ro\oi aimts, Chock olit R r r
V,',,id Loto;" S 1 e' s at 3 ,.
C iL' mi s St C ~
to',, 0 1 I,,1 2-62
BODY parts AT 170. AT
150, AE 91. EE 96. FB 13, FB
12. YR20. YR 21, SV 22. EP 82.
EP 71 Turbo, engines
transmissions, gear box Eddies
Auto Spares 227-2835.
COMPULTER Pioirarnmes
from $2 000, AutoCAD 2006,
Adobe Premiere. Corel Draw
Accounting, Office 2003. Games
and more' Call Anthony 222-
5330. 625-7090
HURRY to Sky Universal.
authorised dealer of Phillips Sky
Di gital Satellite Dish. For the best
offer, 156 Channels including
pay per view and audio. Call
227-1151. 231-6093.
NEW Compaq computer
Pentium 4. 1 5 GHz CPU 80 GR
hard dr,, e 256 nmemori DVD RWI
CD RV V ,r', Fax mi.odem Sl10
000. Flash drive 256 Mb $4
000. 512 Mb 6 000. Tel. 228-
5168, 622-4174.
LAND Rover Defender 110.
excellent condition; Pitbulls, one
blue, one fawn, filing cabinets:
one 4 drawers, one 2 doors:
computer system. 350 Lbs
international gym weights with 3
bars. Contact 220-0-669. 643-
equipment for sale power amps,
monitor systems, JBL speakers,
24/32 channel mixers, complete
P.A system, 85 KVA generator.
staqe, guitars. keyboards. Anil -
61 -3386, 266-0265, Sheik -
227-7528, 629-4282.
I BOB CAT 250 NT 250 Amp
welder 10 000 watt. 1 miller
rnillerrnatice 130, CV DC
wveldinq power source wire
fi'odoi I a colmpiessor (220v),
1 hilliard tn ble. 1 3-spoed oDe Walt
b f iin gq in a rc ill e 1 1, h ,, I
m a cu;h I n ', C o nl a c t M ,, ,I I I
045- l970('
-outh-Pi 1n ro,0 arV plhas
". i \'Iv i'lc ill ut volt O 2 ('1
: ln kl p hr l [;- i ti i | 1[| o ll 0 (
', l I , i'i '. ; il

ONE (1) complete music set
for sale. 4 15" base box, 2450
QSC, etc. Price $950 000
ne otiable. Tel. # 229-2308 or
ce # 609-6723.
Recorders, electric guitars,
keyboards, drum machine, flat
screen TVs, digital cameras, I-
Pods. Tel. 226-6432, 623-2477.
1 WHIRLPOOL double door
refrigerator in working order -
$75 000, 1 GRL freezer $45
000, 1 GRL fridge $40 000, 1
Whirlpool washing machine in
working order $50 000. Any
reasonable offer will be
accepted. Please call 227-0277
between 5 pm and 8 pm on
working days.
16-CHANNEL Mackie mixer
- ($85 000); 1 JBL power
speaker ($120 000) with
speaker stand; 1 Peavey
guitar/vocal effects ($30 e00):
guitar tuner (new) ($5 000),
1Pioneer House amp. ($35
000), 1 Zebra 18" complete
speaker ($50 000). 227-7528.
629-4282. 1 Aleseis drum
machine ($40 000).
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 and
caterpillar excavator & skid steer.
TK truck Cab & engine, model
M axles, etc. Also (1) 6 dredge
complete, (2) icom radio & (1)
Toyota Hilux E-Cab 4x4 Pick up
in excellent condition Contact
Tel. 220-2034, Tel./Fax: 220-


O r, '. ',_ :4 1


,i L T' 1._I

I1 K NDALL pipe treading.
m1ach nei i ilscn i8 Surfacar
& o ien '. 1 JIuntl I iilte head
toois .: SLirfac r 1 '\A dkM! iL'
su Iac I & |int r : Rsic l o d.
C.ut S. ,. S o ,ulder. I
- J J Smthn o. 5-ead moulder
L ,oilect t it 1 blades
slotnted blades. bits aInd nuts
For :onque Cutter. Drili press,
G ders sleeves, compressor
pointers Tel, 270-6460. 644-
0150. 0 '-7852.
- $20 000, SINGLE FRAME -
TEL. 270-4532 OR 624-7023.
drill press 110, 240v on stand -
$106 000: 1 bench type drill
press English made, 110 v $60
000; 1 Black & Decker cross cut
saw, 110v $10 000; 1 2 000
watts transformer $10 000; 1
new 16-feet ladder aluminum in
2 8-ft. half English made $25
000: 1 4-feet platform ladder for
cleaning $10 000: 1 side and
edge sander. 110 240 v on
stand $30 000: 1 industrial and
commercial Dayton vacuum
. . ith lariqe dust bac. 110v
,ii 01 calr''t i l- iinit $35
000: Ifi k ,C k .. du11ti )
p'm '1' ;3 ," r 2(l 00 [tVi
Si1t' foti ,uck si.' 20 000
each 'VS 1 laiqe bench itindet
I lv $30 000. 10 buckets of
I, 1 c.i Pet adhesive paste
I. 4, : 4,. wash btslns with
hot and cold water htitings $8
000 oahi i, 13rtish mado: O50
)aal,'oli diffusers, 4 ft \ 2 ft
:nps i;l i', ic ,11 I flectoIs and111(
.1 .1 it : '. ve il: S .

Model M truck. Tel:
ONE Toyota Tundra,
F 150. Te 623-5534,
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548, 629-3996
ONE AT 150 Carina in good
condition $350 000 neg. Tel.
# 644-4093.
ONE (1) AT 192 Carina, fully
powered, excellent condition.
el. # 256-3750.
1 3Y minibus. Excellent
working condition $475 000
neg. Call 612-0648.
1 BLACK Toyota Long Base
Extra Cab pick up. Contact M.
Singh 645-1976.
ONE AT 192 in excellent
condition, fully powered. Tel.
No. 265-3694.
2002 NISSAN Pathfinder
2002 Toyota Tundra. Fully
loaded. 619-0063 643-9891.
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus -
music. mans good working
condition S1M. Call 218-406(0
1 2-TON Mitsubishi Dyna
Canter, open back, good
working. Contact 648-0150.
220-83 51
1 AT 192 CARINA. never
reristpera 1 AE 110 Sprinter.
. P,--: : 1 '--M neg.) Contact 624-
1 TOYOTA Canna AT 170.
EFI. condition. Price -
S750 -.. Cal 226-8973, 664-
1 AT 150 CARINA, 1 E 24
Nissan Caravan in excellent
condition. Contct 610-0269.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished ony 000 miles.
Vehicle ec -,- "ed -
S2 3M Cal ._ _, '
DODGE Grand Caravan
(SE) 5-door d'u ie :a'
ke n e - 2 3- 77 /92-
2319. 628-92c"
LE.L- \N D 1 1 Truck without
Dm111 and 7Taa Perfect
condition 31 65 0 neq
13-33S6 .:66-0265. 227-

ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 1 00 Corolla both
SuL to ma =C rL; 1v powered.
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
excellent condition: 2 AT 192,
Carina EFI. fully powered. Tel.
222-2905, 641-3821.
ONE Coaster bus in nood
working condition. Contact
616-37"36 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
TOYOTA Dvna 2-ton truck
Tovota Dyna, 1.5-ton truck, 1993
model. Vehicles never registered.
1 SHORT Base Nissan Canter.
HH series. fully : excellent
condition Sf" ,j Cal- 663-
8716 Paco.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition.
needs body work tape deck, AC
etc. Te'. 617-4063/225-
1 TOYOTA RZ mintbus. BJJ
series, diesel. 4 x 4, ,
conditions $1 4M nen, '
41 _-05190 223-08_73 afteF7 _pm
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma.
access doors E\tended Cab.
2003 T -, Tjndra f,;Iv
loaded. 6 .'.... 43-98 1.
ONE Nissan Sunnyv
.r ._,,. aa rims, in working
S 250 000 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
AT 192 immaculate
condition Contact Atlantic
Realty & Auto Sales. L26-973 1.
NEG. CALL 617-9065.
1 DAIHATSU Terios CX 4
x 4 SUV PKK series, (17 000
Km) S2.8M. Call 225-3221/'
FOR sale o' Mitsubismi
Paowro, Coitact Mollisa. on
5449:2 or 5"404 81.00 am to!
Bluo. GJJ 2 9llS. o ,i,..q
GuySuCo Ui,'liit,'te. T1 l
Nos 04 0-,'

I ,

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006 25

ONE Honda F 2-600 CBR,
ood condition. Price $400
000 neg. Tel. 256-3215, 641-
TOYOTA Caldina Wagon.
Acura Leqend Lexus LK 450.
Tel. -:. 623-2477, 227-
I 3Y HIACE minibus 15-
seater, good working condition.
Negotiable. 218-1(63, 623-
70 0.
TOYOTA Canter 2-ton,
GHH series. (enclosed), in
good condition. Price
negotiable. Tel. 645-7800.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192 -
fully powered automatic, AC,
PJJ series. Tel. 220-8858, 641-
ONE 4 x 4 Four Runner,
PGG series, immaculate
condition. Tel. 220-5188 or
1 HONDA Accord. good
working condition. Price
negotiable. Call 223-0657,
1 GJJ Levland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump.
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
1 B 12 NISSAN Sunny with
mag rims. spoiler. Price $375
000 neg. Tel. 662-0195, 625-
1 TOYOTA Coaster bus,
30-seater, diesel engine, late
BHH Series, immaculate
condition. Price $2.7M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
ONE Toyota Dyna Truck,
GEE 5686. in excellent
working condition. One (10)
ten-ton Ford Cargo enclosed
truck in excellent working
condition. Call 223-5273/4.
AE 81 COROLLA stick
gear, A1 condition. PHH series,
one owner, Special Edition -
$550 000 (neg.), Toyota Hilux
Surf. One owner $2.4M (neg.)
Rajen 275-0208, 626-0350.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (2-
door) 3 Y engine, (4 x 4)
automatic, crash bar, AC, CD
player, cabin carriage, mag
rims. fully
powered ,.immaculate
condition. Price $1.4M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
DAVID Auto Sale. We buy
and sell used cars. AE 91, AT
170. AE 100, AT 192, 212 RAV
4, Cl RZ, etc. We located at
South Rd. & Alexander St. Tel.
227-1845- 9 am -4 pm. 229-
6253 anytime.
1 AE 91 SPRINTER (White)
- automatic, AC. CD player.
mag rims. PGG series and 1
RZ bus. Call Tel. # 627-3438,
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf mag
rim loud music system, nickel
crash bar. mint condition.
sunroof, roof rack $2.4M neg.
Call 259-3054, 609-6315.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition. mag
rims. fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
BMW 525i Black four-door
car air bag, leather interior.
Also Honda Delsol Convertible
sport car. 628-9267, 226-4177.
automatic fully powered -;$1
175 000, AT 170 Corona
manual gear $775 000. Tel.
227-0613, 225-2172. _.
HONDA Prelude 2-door
Sports Car, high performance,
AC, music, CD changer, mags,
like new. 74 Sheriff St. 225-
TOYOTA Dyna Truck wide
body, 3 wipers, 14B, 2 'A tons.
AC, like new. Excellent
condition. Sheriff St. 225-4420.
4-DOOR Truck with -6eet
tray, double wheels, 3Y, AC. 6
seats, nice and clean. Must be
seen. Sheriff St. 226-9109.
EP 82 TURBO Starlet,
model 4 round lights,
automatic. AC, immaculate
condition, line new. 74 Sheriff
St. 226-9109.
ONE Toyota RZ mini.Us,
BHH series, music, mag rlits,
in good condition Clean and
tidy. Te! 229-6-191 646-2f.E)-
1 NISSAN Wa cn.
excellent working condition.
d;';;-U-i: 2C .0ut Contact
Rocky 225 1400 021-5902
1 AT 170 0'"YOiA Carina
- EFI, fully powered, AC, music.
Going reasonable. Tel. 618.)
9706, 226-7855.
2-TON'i Toyota l'vna truck.
GJJ 1215. 4-head lap edcje
d croo/ve und torim nilAn,-
o ne e dm : ': l ,, .'

1 TOYOTA Xtra Cab
Tacoma (2001 model), first
owner, (like new). immaculate -
$3.1M neg. 225-0995, 628-
ONE Toyota Hiace RZ
minibus, music, I ,
immaculate condition $ '
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.

w-'; ^-';t :





behind rickdi am
Pokce Stationr

ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded. Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW. PM. PS).
Price neg. Call: 223-9021.
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty). _
MF 290, M 390, MF 399.
TEL. 616-9402.
automatic. 15" mags. Excellent
condition $1.2M neg Tel. 226-
6096, 622-6889.
TOYOTA Hilux Single Cab,
4 WD, pick up 3Y engine. GJJ
series, stick shift, owner driven,
AC, CD. Contact Derek 613-
0789, 626-5655
580 C HYMAC with swamps
tract, 10 tons (3) wheei roller,
tons vibrating roller. All ini good
working conditions. Call 623-
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-
BMW 318i 2-door car.
working condition. Price to go -
$650 800. Also Suzuki 4 x 4
Jeep $750 000. 226-4177.
225-2319, 628-9267.
ONE AT 170 Carina PKK
series, immaculate condition.
Price $875 000.Contact Paul -
259-3237, 619-9451.
2 TOYOTA Corollas, PHH
series, Turbo ma s, CD player.
good condition $650 000 neg.
Call 612-9039. 225-1320.
ONE Suzuki Vitara Jeep,
manual, 4 x 4. 2-door. S450 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
225-2291 OR 612-5505.
ONE Toyota RZ Long Base
(EFI) 15-seater, manual, chrome
mag rims. crystni i ghts,
excellent condition,. hardly
used. Price $1.2M Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
(immaculate condition).
Automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, crash bar. Price -
$1.'9M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 ST 190 Toyota Corona
(PJJ series). Came i new.
Automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rim's. Price
$1.9M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 AE 100 Sprintel (PHH
i5re s), new sI h cl ks,
automatic, fully puow ed,
AC, maq riin i ro,0 t $i
250 00 '.Contact Rocky 4
225-1400 or 621-5902
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
Diesel enginee. Aidtomatic
fully powered, mag rims, cr;ma i
bar, clean Price S',1 ,!,.
Contact IRocl',' # 72' ion
, C,2 1 .._
1 H-ONDA li ,
autorn t t1., fully ed
A C (fli li ',, s ) '
I ' ' L; n r! l 11
???i- ..()n '')l; ; (,c)r l l ; a','

AT 170 TOYOTA Carina,
PGG series, I... ... fully
powered AC, L 1.1 , Price -
$850 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
AT 192 CARINA- automatic.
fully powered, A" -" nies
nevei in hue, CD I 350
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
I AE 210 TOYOIFA Corona.
late PHH series, automatic, fully
powered, A/C, air bag. Price -
1.7M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
AE 81 TOYOTA Corolla -
manual, private, CD player.
P ice $500 000 Contact Rocky
225-1400, 621-5902
I TOYOTA 3Y minius.
manual, excellent condition -
$625 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400,621-5902 __
ONE B 11 Nissan Sunny
(private) manual. mag rnms, new
engine excellent ,i -_,
Price 0375 000. Contact Rocky
- 225-1400, 621-5902
1 TOYOTA AE 100 Marino -
-automatic, fully powered. AC
mag rims, alarm, remote start.
CD player, music set. Immaculate
condition. Lady driven. Price -
S13M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
ONE AE 100 Toyota Corolla,
PHH series, Excellent condition.
automatic, fully powered, AC.
etc. Price $1 150 000 neg. Tel
1 PEARL White Mark 11 GX
100 fully powered. AC, 17'
allov rims, immaculate
condition. S2.5M neq Owner
migrating. Contact 218-42 Il
1 TOYOTA RZ mini bus,
BHH series. EFI, long base,
mags, music set. Immaculate
condition. Contact Ram 233-
2939 or 265-3694.
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
pick-up LN 170 2L diesel also
issan 1997 Pathfinder with 4-
cylinder engine. 225-2319.
226-4177. 628-9267
1 RZ MINIBUS Long Base.
BHH series: 1 B 12 Sunny. EFI.
stick gear. fully power with music
and spoiler. Phone 268-3953
(2) KAWASAKI Ninjas ZX -
600 (cat eyes). like new. 1 owner
Excellent condition, low
mileage. Give away (S475 0001.
Phone 223-1885. 642-3722
ONE Tovota Hilux Double
Cab pick up 2001. model, bought
brand new, excellent condition.
low mileage, never reg stern
crash bar. manual Tel # 624-
1 AE 100 COROLLA. 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camnry. AE
91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288. 231-0555. All prices neg
TOYOTA Town Ace nev,
model 8-seater. 6 Sun roof.
pop up, full light front and
rear, front and rear AC.
clean, clean, condition.
Sheriff St. 225-6356
1 ENCLOSED NMitsubishi 2-
ton Canter with hydraulic lift,
never registered. just off the wharf
$2.5M cash. Serious enquiries
only. Tel. 614-9404. 220-4633.
THREE Toyota Hilux Single
Cab pick Lips. diesel, solid
differential, one 10-ton Leylani
truck with Crane, Toyota Hiace
vans, enclosed, diesel, manual.
Tel. 624-3204.
1 AA 60 Toyota Carina (back
wheel drive). Private, manual.
fully powered, ma rims.
excellent condition. Price -
$525 000 Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
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-
WANTED one Wagon in
good working condition range of
$650 000 : S850 000, Contact
Chris on 643-3363 anytime,
or 223-6734 after 6 pm
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina. 1 SV 40 Camry, AE
01 Corolla Wagon. Owner
'... ..i.lry Call f 645-
I ,'-, All prices neg
GREY Toyota Ceres
automatic, PJJ series, very ood
ro.nditon. CD, P/W. $1 150 T00
Call 269-0591 Mr, Zafar, Attorney-
(3)-wheel roller, vibrating (3)toni
roller, 580c Hym aic. 2 !21
t'.i erpilla i (skidi sii.e '), Bob l
All in excellent condition. Call
(23-3404 222-670c,
1 .1 ,,LO ISED HLiux, :'. ;fl 4 x
'.-i secret, Xxcoii ilnt ( ionili r'n.
AC. CD 'flaw i, nm-;s cII-h|I haLi.
V0 1; Ii l ,

TOYOTA Seia Spoils car -
2-door, 48 000 Kim, automatic,
fully powered. PJJ series, AC, CD
player. Price $1.4M Contact
Rocky 225-1400
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(2-doori), Tubo (PGG
series), manual, fully
powered. AC, CD player,
alarm. Price :8530 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 AA 60 Toyota Carina (back
wheel drive). Private, manual,
fully powered, mag rims,
excellent condition. Price
$525 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902
1 EP 82 4-door Starlet -
automatic, AC, mag rims. Price
- 90 000 000 Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner (V6
left hand drive). Enclosed.
automatic, fully powered,
chrome mag rims. sun roof,
crash bar, side bar. CD player
l4x4) Price- S2.3M. Contact
ocky # 225-1400 or 621-
MITSUBISHI Pa ero (Jeep).
5-door. late PHH series.
immaculate condition. 2840 CC.
Price negotiable. 623-1613,
ONE Toyota G-Touring
Wagon in good condition, maq
rims, AC. music, fully loaded.
PKK series. Tel 623-7394. 619-
8793. 226-4548
2 AT 192 both PHH series,
automatic mags 15" spoiler, CD
player, air -conditioner, etc. Cash
or credit 225-9700, 623-9972,
233-2336 Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma
1999 model). Extra Cab,
GHH series). Automatic,
ully powered, AC. mag
rims. bed liner, crystal light.
hardly used. new front.
Price $2.7M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
TOYOTA RAV 4 in mint
condition. PHH series, fully
powered, maq rims. side bars, fog
lamps and crystal h/lights. Sony CD/
MP3/tape player. $3M negotiable.
Contact 648-9485. 624-1102, 226-
MINIBUSES & 2 Canters, diesel.
Contact Mr. Khan at Khan's Auto
Sales, behind Brickdam Police
Station. 225-9700, 623-9972,
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (1999
model), Extra Cab. (GHH series).
Automatic, fully powered. AC.
ag rims, bed liner, crystal light,
hardly used. new front. Price -
S2.71M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
Carina automatic, fully loaded,
remote CD player goose neck
equalizer, etc. Asking $725 000
neg. 225-9700, 623-9972, 233-
2336 Behind Brickdam Police
1 TOYOTA Ceres AE 100 nice
car $850 000, 1 sweet Toyota
Levin AE 110, must see $1'550
000. 1 Toyota Canter Long Base.
GJJ $2 1M. 1 Nissan Canter Short
Base diese! S2M never registered,
1 Toyota AE 81 $350 000. 233-
ONE RAV 4L. PJJ series.
fully loaded. TV. CD, bull bars.
excellent condition, woman
driven and one Nissan Single
Cab Pickup. GHH series.
excellent condition. Tel. Bobby
- 220-4221, Frankie 266-0309
Special Edition automatic
fully powered, 2.6-cylinde.. full
flair package and lots of extra.
Must see have minor work. Sold
as is $1,4M cash. 225-2503.
JAGUAR XJ 12 12-
cylinder sports car. Needs
general work Sold as is $100
000. Phone 647-3000. 225-
4631, 225-2503.
MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata sports cai. hard and soft
iop, low i.i. 1.1 Pi ico
lnoii h:iei' I .I l 'ermi
' ,it.i.'. Phone 227-7677,
647-3000, 225..2503.
LINCOLN Town car if'ord)
foum -door ILIXL ly Se d'iin -
,autom,.tic, power window, lucks,
digital Jish, I'V ani DVD
players, air conditioning. Only
.17 000 miles L.ike new -'$3 91
rC is i\ nl Iible Phone ti47-
0, .' !)031, 2:'5-4631

i I. I IlH L muiimsine,
Iu p to i'u 'i >!, '. IdJ tl l
.' TV' ;,>uee DVD ,',OLunid ;'iei<'
I u l'v powered to,' ;ii '!. i k'
ili inl:lri l Cont ]i l( tI I' ho ic l
i l 1'U / ,r i /' .- t t l [i M
cii. I Xi

FORD tow truck needs minor
work $750 000. Phone 644-
8402. 225-2503
seater small buhi, very beautiful
vehicle with magc, flick down seats,
etc. 225-9700, 623-9972, 233-
2336. Just behind Brickdam Police
QUICK sale 1 AE 100 Corolla.
showroom condition, AC, CD,
maqs, fully powered, one owner. 1
Marino excellent condition, mags.
AC. music hardi/ used. 1 EP 71
Toyota Starlen Turbo, tip top
condition, mags, music, spoiler,
flair, AC, automatic Came in brand
new. Contact 220-2047. 644-6433
- ask for Alli.
212 Carina. fully loaded: AT 192,
new model, EFI cat eves. RZ
minibus KZH ;10. 2004 Toyota
Tacoma. new model RAV 4.
Mitsubishi Paero. Credit terms and
trade in facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sales, 111 Croal
St. Stabroek. Tel 225-0773, 615-
HIACE Super Custom bus
Lexus Version, diesel (2L engine).
automatic Dual an -conditioner.
triple sun roof. electronic blinds.
auto steering, tilt, crystal lights.
executive seats. 17" mags wheel.
auto start, alarm system. DVD
sound system. loo much to
mention. 3.9M. Mercedes Benz
2XX diesel. mint condition, Black -
S6.4M. Tel 618-7564
210 CORONA 212 Carina, AT
192 Carina, AE 100 Corolla and
Sprinter, Lancer. Camry. SV 40, GX
L-Touring Wagon, AT 170 Corona
and Carina. AE 91 Sprinter and
Corolla. BUSES: RZ Long & Short
Base (EFI & cI'or). PICKUP 4-
Runner. enclosed and open back.
CRV & RAVA4. At all times you can
call for other models and prices.
Credit for vehicles is available.
George Street. Werk-en-Rust.
Georgetown. (Behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-9951. 226-
5546. 231-7432.
192 Carina S1 475 000. AT 192
Carina $1 550 000, AT 212
Carina $1.6M. AT 212 Carina -
S1 750 000, AT 212 Carina -
$1.7M,. Honda CRV $3.0M,
Honda CRV S3.4M. Nissan
Pathfinder 2002 $6 5M. Toyota
Tacoma $3.0M. Toyota
Tacoma 2001 $3 8M. Tovota
Hilux Diesel Extia Cab S3.2M.
Toyota Mk 11 GX 100 S2.5M.
Mitsubishi Lancer S1.8M
Toyota Land Cruiser VX Ltd. -
$8.5M1. RZ minibus S1.5M. RZ
minibus $1.5M. RZ minibus -
$2.6M diesel. Daihatsu Double
Cab truck S1.4M. diesel. 647-
0856, 225-5512.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110. EE
103. Honda Civic EK3 & ES1.
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -LN 172. LN
170, RZN 174, Toyo Hiux oable Cab
- YN 107.LN 107, LN 165 4 x 4. RZN
167, RZN 169. Tovota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106. Tovota Hilux Surf-
RZN 185 YN i30, KZN 185.
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FE6387EV. Toyota Carina AT
192, AT 212, Toyota Marino AE
100. Toyota Vista AZV 50. Honda
CRV RO1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA 26,
ACA 21, SXA 11. Toyota Mark
IPSUM SXM 15, Toya Mak 2 2GX 100,
Lancer CK 2A, Tovota Corona
Premio AT 210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer
SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales. 226 South
Rd., Bourda. Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953. 226-1973. 227-
3185, Fax 227-3185. We
give you the best cause you
deserve the best,
STREETh. I/'uP,, :,L V'Li"
"26'.4,",,v. lvi t AND A
SFRVIC:' 1O,. 0 CAN r- ,-'

HIRE car Drivers (24 hrs).
Contact Tel. 227-001 .
Drivers. Call 226-8973.
1 DRIVER/Porter. Apply at
53 David Street, Kitty.
to work Taxi Call 225-0024.
ONE person to operate
rass cutter machine. Call 218-
2792, 222-4704. ......

Supehisrs & CaEp
Apply in person to:

27 Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park.

1 LiVE-IN Domestic,
40-50 years. Telephone
SPINDLE Turners 4 x 4 x
48 $500 each. 2 x 2 x 30 -
$120 each Call 261-3055.
ONE Cosmetologist with
experience in Hair cutting.
Kindly Call 226-2124.
paying $250 and up per BM
Call 261-3055.
MEDiCAL Technician to
work at a Medical Centre. Tel.
RIP Saw Ooerator to work
in Coverden. E8D. Please call
227-1088, 625-2973. 609-
URGENTLY needed -
Waitress to work in Bar.
Attractive salary. Contact 259-
SALESMEN with Driver's
Licence and 5 CXCs or
University Degree. 225-5198,
Alabama Trading. Gtown
Ferry Stellinq. Call 225-5395
ask for Zaman.
SEMI-skilled joiner, spray
painter, apprentice good pay.
Call 233-2770.
deal offered. Cars must be in
hire. Contact Pacesetters Taxi
Service 223-7909.
Clerk Apply with written
application to Hamson's General
Store. 116 Regent Road, Bourda.
ONE Salesgirl one
Cleaner/Packer Age 18 25.
Must be pleasant and friendly
and live Ion the ECD Carl'
EXPERIENCED cur'V cooks,
counter servers Apply in person
Hacks Halaal Restaurant. 5
commerce St., G'town 9-11 am.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole.
preferablv male and House
Leaner to'work ;:i Georgetown.
Tel. 625-1906.
ONE M ,ale. one female
to woik in grocery store.
Bourda Market. Robb Street.
Tel 64:4-301' Ask fo;r T'n
ONE Handv.e)v'. to work ,n
Interior. Passage and
accommodations provi dled.
Tel. 223-1609. .-77-4126
HAMID General Store 244
Regent Street Tel. # 225-3811.
226-8961. Salesclerks. Porters.
CASHIER. Cleaner. Applv
in person with written
application to. Kamboat
Restaurant, 51 Sheriff St.. C
PORTERS with Maths &
English I ,. i Apply at
HouIsehol 1 i,.- 1.1 Regent
Road, Bourda
ONE Dri'.e! Mechanic Car.
bus, truck & h,,lihoe Opci p;ltoirs
Tel :27-: 5
SALESGIIR:L '. ex!1 r,'rn ed
Cook to work r" n I, Nt, I\ II
Snackeotte Bo5 rii Mt ir I 31-

A H\iRE cuii ver to ik
car ,iin e t e i at Tal
Ser,'o e '
MARIn \-':1 p 1ei Mi'-
be com pute, !;;; e w1,-ite \',ith'l
l ,. :\t' t ntint ,te'

D ONt I it Vny

o1:*a- ;"

26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15,2006


Apply in person to

27 Lama Ave.. Bel Air Park
(next to the Chronicle)

ONE Confidential Secretary.
Apply 183 Quamina St.,
Georgetown. Tel. 227-5585 or
PORTERS to work at
Garment Factory & Stores.
Apply at Lot D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. Contact Reshma
on tel. # 225-4492, 225-9404.
person with written application
at Bissan's Trading, 94 King
Street, Georgetown.
Experience is an asset. Tel.
chain sawn or mill cut, good
quality. Sizes: 1" 2" x 4" -
6" x 6ft. and up. Quantity
10,000 BM. Tel. # 625-3116.
BILL Clerk with computer
knowledge, cleaner, porters
and salesmen. Apply at
Survival, 16 Duncan St. &
Vlissengen Road.
10 QUALITY male and
female guards from the East
Bank for regular security work.
Contact RK's Security Services,
125 Regent Road, Bourda.
ONE Live-in Domestic to
work for university student in
Paramaribo. 45 55 yrs. $30
000 per month. Contact 332-
5442, 618-8448.
COMMERCIAL properties/
lands/business places/offices!
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
BUILDING for private
school in immediate environs
of Georgetown. Also house for
residence on West Coast. Call
Anthony 222-5330, 625-
LUMBER chain sawn, or mill
cut good quality. Size squares
5" x 5", 3 x 3", 2" x 6 etc.
Continuous orders. Tel. 625-
WANTED to buy Kabakalli
and Shibbidan planks chain saw
cut. Deliver to Coverden, EBD.
Paying 75 80 per BM. Please
ca5 227-1088, 625-2973, 609-
1 MAID, 2 Waitresses to work
at Bibi Jameel's Restaurant Bar -
14 Public Road, Vryheid's Lust.
ECD. Live-in can be arranged.
220-5244 ask for Bibi.
in person with written application
to Regent Household, Electronic
at 1-3 Regent Road Bourda. Tel.
No. 227-4402, 225-2792.
work at Le Ressouvenir
Compound ECD, opposite
Len's. Contact T. Singh at
worksite or call 226-0550!
1 Security, 2 MAIDS. Must be
honest reliable and hard working.
Apply in person @ Texaco
Vlissengen Road.
and Salesgirls Apply with written
application to Regent Household,
Electronic at 143 Regent Road.
Bcurda Tel. No 227-4402 or
649-9193, 649-9194, 643-0239,
MALE Bond Clerks with hbaic
Maths anna E ,, knowledge
Experienced Salesclerks Mviui,
yve Maths aand Engq.'i
' ;owledge and computer liter.,
.'ply The Manager. Househcd
s 131 Reqent Road Bud.
ONE General Dome.u
the a abd'lv o i Cook a varc i ,,
ood Age 25- 40 Salary
000 per monthI. Call 61-
.; or come in o 297 5
*- ot S tou[;
rm m a s ., .
SHouse berinu
S .. ... Ask for Alma

WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesgirl,
Porters. Applicants must apply
with a written application and a
passport size photo to 16
uncan St. & Vlissengen Road.
Tel. # 227-8506.
PERSONS to work in
growing company in the Mining
Industry. Must have Eng. &
Maths. Attractive salary and
benefits await successful
applicant. Also one Cook and
one Janitor. Apply to the
Recruitment Officer, Lot 13
Coldingen, ECD.
OPERATIONS and Account
Officer, Sales Executive.
Requirements: 4 subjects CXC
including Maths, English,
Accounts/Business. Must be
able to work with Excel, Word,
Doc Eazy. Tel. 222-1334, 623-
8353 after October 14 641-
ARACARI Executive Suites
requires construction sub
contractors for fonnwork 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.
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.
YRS. Requirements: good work
experience. Carpenters,
Painters, Masons. Welders.
Security Guards. Office
Assistant. Requirements: A sound
education and previous working
experience. Salary: good with
other benefits. Apply in person
with written application and
recent testimonials to: Shivraj's
Oceanic Villas Inc. Bel Air
Highway, East Coast Demerara.
Between the hours of 08:00 -
16:00 h, Monday to Friday.

Please contact:

mill cut 2" x 4" $2 000, Joists
- mill cut- 2" x 6"- $10 400.
Floor boards dress 1"x6" -$17
600. Total Kabakali $30 000.
HEART -BM Rafters mill cut -
1.5" x 6" $5 600, Ridge boards
- mill cut 2" x 8" $1 400,
Plates mill cut 2" x 4" $500,
Purlins mill cut 1" x 4 $2
400, Fascia dressed 1" x 8" -
$600. Total Greenheart/Purple
heart $10 500. Contact
Roraima Trust & Investment Inc.
Ph: 264-29461618-5070 Fax:

property &
motor vehicle
owners! Do you
have properties
to sell or rent,
or motor
vehicles to sell?
For a fantastic
deal contact:

Charles, Singh


Tel. 225-5512

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

GOING business
place, 3Oft x 35ft. 1-
secured beautifully tiled
office 30ft x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom
house fully grilled in N/
A.Call 333-2500.
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes -located
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634

CIRCUIT City Internet Cafe
and Computer School, Lot
2 D'Edward Village, W"C!B
All Internet facilities.
photocopying. Scanning
and Fax Services Tel #
327-5369 or 625-7189

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

building iu ne';.iy n t in
th e ; rt of N ,w
Amst dam F : ic
red r drastical I .
C all : ;3").2 4.5 7 :;27 3
2z 8P,
2- i0 R E '/ ri o
res i d i ial p O' .' r'v
situatedl in ("an fi E !
Can e Pulic Road. Price
20 naiilon, neqte o ia e.
intactt Tel. 327T-7164.

2-STOREY house with
large land spice, corner lot
at Edinburgh. East Bank
Berbice. Tel. 265-3419, 622-
3879 Andy.

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

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

OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases, # 58 Village.
Corentyno Berbice. Phone
338-2221 (David S binautlh)
One Risom 3- Disc
P t-'l .h. ,i .ai, r MF 35 .!r
,'tiel e nc 1 ,S MF k hl-l0i'
i'e l ake C'ill Tel 3"33

1 i TLE Gtamt "
"t w:t' i ,,,i I -+;ti "m
*vrn ;i1ll[. i'; ':3 i' 8; \ i 3 *1 ^
(h o n l 'i

:3 2 t I

would be accelerated one year
to 2009.-
"These initiatives will
ensure that not only will our
athletes remain the most


season after discovering that
a record number of top play-
ers pulled out of the most im-
portant women's events this
year due to injury or fatigue.
New data released on Fri-
day showed that withdrawals
from Tier 1 tournaments by
players ranked in the world's
top 10 more than doubled this
season from 13 to 31.
Top-10 withdrawals from
the leading events has also
jumped by 72 percent over the
past five years.
"Fans and tournaments
deserve to see the top players
and to be able to count on
them to show up but injuries
and withdrawals from a sea-
son that overtaxes our play-
ers is hurting the fan experi-
ence," chief executive Larry
Scott said in a statement.
"Women's tennis needs to
enact bold reforms in the name
of player health and the contin-
ued global growth of the game.
This latest data is a clear signal
our season is simply too long
and gruelling foir even the finest
women athletes in the world."
Scott said lie had directed a
special colinnitlee to develop
nirule changes for 2007 and 21008
that would pro\ itil short-terin
iniprloi\ce nt to lthe \\ iithdlral l

111 he c a! il \t i il lh ii'nalised
bv hIe end ol \Ca(ho~uld mleti.l'

tnh e l. c.ling pl ayers olli'Il the
Lost iill)poiltiatl loiirnaril entls
through a healthier schedule.

recognisable and popular fe-
male athletes on the planet
but that we are able to sus-

tain the incredible growth the
sport has witnessed," he said.
U.S. Open tennis champion
and world number three Maria
Sharapova agreed the season
was too long.
"I feel strongly the season
needs to be made much shorter,
with more breaks for players to
rest in order to be in peak con-
dition when we do play" said
the Russian.
"I know the tour is taking
this issue seriously and I am
looking forward to the changes
that will lead to a healthier
schedule for players."
Among the elements of
Roadmap 2010 are a short-
ened season ending in Octo-
ber, more breaks after grand
slams, a reduction in the
number of tour tournaments
top players must play from 13
to 11 and a streamlining of
events with leading players
competing against each other
more often.


senators to launch

probe into Oval

Test fiasco

KARACHI, (Reuters) Paki-
stani cricket officials have
been asked to appear before
a Senate committee probing
the Oval Test fiasco and the
controversy leading to the

resignation (of board chair-
tn il Sha;)lh:i t'Va i K hiaii.
S:!,i'n Ai tmthecm l Paikist111
i-'ti^'ki.'l I'lr". L; I II CCr.'lor of cinckCl
opcir, lt.ilo, :il "hII tll'eIiI uIt llnc
standing coinilttcee on spoils
wouldi beheld ( Oclt. 30.

"They want to know what led
to the Oval Test incident and the
resignation of Shaharyar last week,"
Altaf told Reuters yesterday.
"The performances of the
team will also come under
Pakistan captain Inzarnam-
ul-Haq was banned for four
matches at an International
Cricket Council (ICC) hearing
last month after refusing to con-
tinue play in the fourth test
against England at the Oval.
He led a protest against the
umpires' decision to change the
ball and penalise Pakistan five
runs for alleged ball-tampering.
The tampering charges were
dropped I\ the ICC due to in-
sufficient e\ idence.
.Shahlarvar adnlitted in a
no'\' aiier interview vesterda\
ihat mistakes \\ere inade in the
0(\ al fiasco.
lIe ric',i net ail'cr i bIll,.ian
' otin is K'h1in i'liinti lishl'ld tlhe
"',i' l;icl io lo'I the ('htli.n l'ilO '
I ,p'h\ m plitt slt o\ci lth.c ;I -

Nounis was reinstatt'd as
captain by the new chairman
Nasiin Ashraf.

By Tony Jimenez

LONDON, Reuters) The
WTA Tour has promised bold
reforms including a shorter


WTA vows to

cut season after

record number

of withdraw wals

-- II


11 8ERBICE6&,,., 4r.,o6,,l


SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

India refu



JAIPUR, India, (Reuters) In-
dia will not compromise in a
sponsorship row with the In-
ternational Cricket Council
(ICC), Board of Control for
Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-
president Lalit Modi said
The BCCI, which has its
own commercial deals worth $1
billion, refused last month to
sign the ICC Members Playing
Agreement (MPA) over long-
term sponsorship for the world
governing body.
"We are not going to com-
promise on the MPA," Modi
said yesterday. "We will not be
forced to sign an MPA that
doesn't work."
Modi, who heads the
board's marketing panel, said


se to

se in

ip row

many of the issues in dispute
were peculiar to India and the
"It is not the big picture," he
said. "When you look at a micro
level, we face several problems in
the day-to-day working.
"How to address catering,
accreditation, security, all unique
to the sub-continent they have
not satisfactorily handled them.
"These issues have come
up because the ICC is in a hurry
to sign the MPA. We speak our
mind. We've nothing to hide."
ICC president Percy
Sonn has warned the BCCI
that its stance could
jeopardise the 2011 World
Cup they are due to stage
jointly with Pakistan, Sri
Lanka and Bangladesh.

ICC unhappy at

Azharuddin invite

THE International Cricket Council (ICC) believes the In-
dian board should withdraw an invitation to disgraced
former captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
Azharuddin has been included in a list of former captains
at a special ceremony in Mumbai on November 3.
He was banned from cricket for life in 2000 for match-
An ICC spokesman said yesterday: The ICC has zero tol-
erance towards corruption and we hope our members adopt the
same approach."
The Indian cricket board has defended its plans to honour
"Azharuddin's name is in the list," BCCI secretary Niranjan
Shah said.
"This honour will be for his contribution to Indian
cricket, the board doesn't see anything wrong here." (BBC

Johnson defends...

(From back page)
South American. Series in another two weeks, which will be
staged in a new route.
Guyana is hosting the second leg on the international meet
on Sunday, October 29, the first being in Suriname, the pre-
vious weekend, Saturday, October 21, a switch from previous
years. The third leg remains in Panama coming off on No-
vember 10.

(From back page)
Chronicle Sport: "We are confident of victory. The last time
we beat Santos 4-1 for the first Cup."
But Topp XX are also on a five-game winning streak, clinching
the Upper Demerara league title on Wednesday with a come-from-
behind victory over Milerock.
"The team is on a high," Collie Hercules who powered home
the winner, told Chronicle Sport.
He said preparations for this big encounter were good.
"It has been excellent. It went really well. Generally, we tried
to improve in every department. Winning the league title is going
to help in a big way. We are on a five-game winning streak."
The former National striker assisted coach Michael
McKinnon and Sheldon Noel in preparing the team.
Captain Jermaine Crawford will control the defence with Selwyn
Isaacs, Francis Primo and Shevane Scaforth, with midfield play com-
ing from Quacy Johnson, Romain Haynes, MarIon Benjamin and
Carlos Grant while the forwards will come from lHercules, .Jafar
Munroe, Wayne Milo and Kurt Murphy.
The final will kick-off at 21:00 h with live radio broadcast of
the match.
Guyana Defence Force and Beacons of Bartica will clash
in the third place play-off from 19:00 h and the triple- header
will open. with last year's finalists Santos meeting Western
Tigers in Premier League fixture from 17:00 h.

THE senior Demerara selec-
tors have invited 39 players to
begin preparation for the up-
coming four-day Inter-county
tournament which is sched-
uled to commence next
The players are expected to

begin training on Thursday
while the first trial match is
scheduled for Tuesday, October
17, at the Demerara Cricket
Club and players are kindly
asked to attend fitness training
tomorrow at the Georgetown
Cricket Club from 06:00 h to

Bissoon propels ...
(From page 29)
seventh over with Zaheer Khan hitting an unbeaten 21.
In the other encounters, Undertakers defeated Ocean Garden
by a comfortable 42-run win.
Undertakers: 154 all out Tom Parjohn 39, Mohamed Asif
26: Ocean Garden 112 all out Anthony Singh 35; Nello
Ramjohn 3-29. Undertakers beat Foundation Youth by an easy
six-wicket victory. Foundation Youth 73 all out, extras 21;
Mohamed Ayube 3-10: Foundation in reply 74-4: Ryan
Ambrose 19*.
At Den Amstel, La Jalousie Estate defeated Meten-Meer-
Zorg East Sports Club (MMZESC)) by 39 runs: La Jalousie
Estate 137 all out Dindial Dhanraj 39: Derwin Persaud 3-27.
MMZESC in reply,. 98 all out Suresh Persaud 39: Dhanraj 3-
Unstoppable Xi inflicted a solid 79-run win over Refuge
XI. Unstoppable XI 177-9: Nawaz Khan 40*; Sachin Lall 3-32.
Refuge Xi in respond 101 all out Nlanioj Persaud 46: Goherdhan
Hansraj 4-16.
In the other scheduled gaune. Ruinizeight gained a walk-
over fronim adina XI ho failed to turn up on tiie.

In loving memory of PEARLY ST.
JOHN who died on October 10,
You are gone but not forgotten
We think of you every day and
miss you very much
Life goes on, we know that is true
No tears, no words, can say
How we miss you every day
You are lovingly remembered in
every way

SSadly missed by her son, .,. ,?.'3' -
grandchildren, son-in-in-law, .
relatives and friends.

In loving memory of a dear wife
and mother BIBI SALIMA -'
ANDREWS of St. Cuthbert's
Mission who passed away *
on October 16, 2005.
One year has passed since "
that sad day .
When our beloved one was
called away
If tears and heartache could
build a stairway
We could walk straight up to

To bring you back home again
No farewell words were spoken, '
no time to say good bye
You were gone before we knew it '. ,/
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache and secret tears .
still flow A '.'
No one will everknowwhat it means
to lose you
May God Almighty grant your soul eternal rest
Sadly missed by her loving husband Lloyd
Andrews, sons Imti, Pierre and Paul, daughters-
in-law Paddy and Shero, relatives, mom, sister
iand brother, nieces and nephews, friends.


09:00 h.


The squad reads: Ryan
Ramdass, Christopher

Barnwell, Derwin Christian,
Krishna Arjune, Shemroy
Barrington, Rajendra
Chandrika, Rawle Brown,
Vishaul Singh, Steven
Jacobs, Leon Johnson, Deon
Ferrier, Ravi Sarwan,
Ramnaresh Sarwan,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
Travis Dowlin, Jamal
Hinckson, Suresh Budhoo,
Rohan Mangal, Shawn
McKay, Krishna Deosaran,
Stephen Alves, Mark
Montfort, Zaheer Mohamed,
Avinash Sharadananda, Neil
McGarrell, Danney Narayan,
Dennis Squires, Jason Benn,
Rayon Griffith, Garfield Mor-
ris, Reon King, V"ctor
Rodrigues, Raul Daniels,
Jeremiah Harris, Joseph
Perry, Delroy Jacobs, Kevin
George, Lennox Cush and
Jlernaine Reynolds.

~" ~ ~eft -U--

9n d/i ^emoilam
In loving memory of SEIGEFRED
SAMUEL AZORE formerly of USA
and of Ogle Street. Friendship.
AVillage. East Coast Demerara who
was called to higher service on A.1' [_ '
October 14, 2003.
Dear dad, we want to say so many
We don't know how to start '
We want to capture and describe .
the feelings ofourheart
But words are so inadequate
Totellyou how we feel '.
That scarcely any thing we say will our
true thoughts revealed
Just let itnow suffice to say that deep -
Sinside we know our love for you is
some thing that we never will out grow
Gone but not forgotten
Dearly missed by your children and grand children.

In -emnortam
In loving memory of MADHOO
SINGH of 129 Second Street
Grove Housing Scheme, EB B
Dem. and former employee of
DDL Beverage Plant.
Sunrise: May 8, 1961.
Sunset: October 13, 2005.
We did not know the pain
you had
Or hear yourfinal sigh
We only know your life was
Without a last good-bye
God knew you had to leave us
But you didn't go alone ,

/1 k.

For 9 part of each of us went with yo,.
The afternoon God took you home
To some you will soon be forgotten
To others, just a part of the past
But to us who loved and lost you
J Your memory will always last
God gave us strength to face it and
j Courage to bear the blow
i But what it meant to lose yno Madhoo
No one willeverknow
Inserted by his wife Radhika, s
Madhoo Singh, brothers, sisterE
. nephews, nieces, other relatives and

ion Aditya
s, in-laws,
id friends

MnIA/Ir/r fP-n DIA


Mail& pm --H&- *I --

*ai-F !s1


SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006


A salute to Sir

(Written by Cammie Smith, a
former Barbados and West
Indies player, on behalf of the
president and members of Spar-
tan- Club)

SIR Clyde Walcott was born
on January 17, 1926, into a
cricketing family. In his early
years the family lived in
what had once been a
manager's house on a sugar
plantation in Barbados.
There was a spacious en-
closed backyard which served
as the area where he and his
elder brother Keith (who
passed away in July this year)
developed their skills in the
demanding company of
uncles, older cousins and
When he entered
Combermere School in 1937, he
came into contact with two dis-
tinguished cricketers on the staff
- Derek Sealy and Stanton

Gittens and quickly moved
through from the second eleven
into the first team.
Sir Clyde was just under
twelve years old, one of the
youngest players on record ever
to play in the First Division of
the Barbados Cricket Associa-
tion. It was at Combermere
where he met Sir Frank Worrell
who played with him in both
the Second and First Division
Sir Clyde went over to
Harrison College where he
continued to make his mark
and by 1942 he made his de-
but as a first class player at
Queens Park Oval in
Trinidad on his 16th birthday.
Sir Frank Worrell inciden-
tally also made his first de-
but in that match.
Sir Clyde left an outstand-
ing all-round record at Harrison
College at cricket and football
where he excelled and captained

both teams. He was a Victor
Ludorum at athletics in 1943
and 1944, leaving behind a
record throw of the cricket ball
of 121 yards 2 feet 6 inches.
Sir Clyde joined the Spar-
tan Club in 1944 and played
until 1950, represented Barba-
dos with distinction with a high-
est score of 324 not out in an
unbroken partnership (574)
with Sir Frank Worrell 258 not
out in Trinidad in 1946.
The Spartan Club named
the renovated pavilion The
Keith and Clyde Walcott Pavil-
ion in recognition and apprecia-
tion of the outstanding contri-
bution these two brothers made
during the period they spent at
the club.
As one of the three Ws -
Weekes. Worrell and Walcott -
Sir Clyde's contribution during
his Test career has already been
adequately documented, but
who will ever forget his splen-

Ministry of Agriculture

National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of
Agriculture invites, tenders from suitably qualified and experienced
contractors or specialised firms to provide the following services:

Deployment, Security, Servicing, Operation and Monitoring of
NDIA Hydraulic Excavators within Region No. 3

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the office of the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent
Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of two thousand dollars ($ 2,000) in favour of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each tender
document for the above services.

3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the of the tenderer and marked on the top left hand
comer "Tender for____

Tenders shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than
09:00 hours on Tuesday, October 24, 2006.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09.00C hours on October 24.
2006 in the boardroom of the National Procurement and lender
Administration Board Ministry of Finance at the above address

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from
the Manager of the National lnsur'nce S.chem re and th- '
Commissioner of the Guyana Revenue Ai!'


did 168 not out against England
in 1950 when West Indies won
that game at Lord's! Sir Clyde's
purple patch, however, would
have to be his exploits during the
visit of India in 1953, England
in 1954 and Australia in 1955
when he scored heavily.
The record books will
show that he scored two sepa-
rate hundreds in a Test twice
in that series against Austra-
lia with bowlers of the cali-
ber that included Lindwall,
Miller, Benaud and company,
Overall his outstanding Test
average of 56.68 with 15 centu-
ries would testify to his remark-
able consistency. But it was
when he seemed under the great-
est pressure that he shone the
brightest. He repeatedly bailed
out the West Indies in moments
of crisis and often played cru-
cial innings on pitches of double
quality. lie was able to display
impeccable technique and exem-
plary temperament.
Sir Clyde played for En- Sir
gland in the Lancashire League dent o
at a time when West Indians Board-
were not included in the coun- 1970 w
ties, and after moving them bados
from the bottom of the table to Chief 1
the runners-up position in Barbad
1954. he accepted an appoint- Compa
ment as Cricket Organiser and was ma
Coach on the estates of British pany. H
Guiana Sugar Producers Asso- dent of
ciation. It was here that his ers Con
qualities of leadership. tact and all these
organising ability were tested tion.
and refined. His skills in indus- Sir
trial relations brought him volved
greater corporate responsibili- cricket
ties and he
He captained Guyana Vice-Pr
from 1955 until his retire- Cricket
ment in 1964, inspired a re- 1972 t
vival of cricket in the coun- elected
try and was responsible for Indies
the emergence of a number as sele
of outstanding players who team.
went on to represent West Manag,
Indies. teams



Clyde was elected Presi-
f the Guyana Cricket
- a position he held until
6hen he returned to Bar-
to take up the post of
Personnel Officer in the
os Shipping and Trading
ny Limited and in 1980
ide Director of that Com,-
Ie was also elected Presi-
f the Barbados Employ-
ifederation. He served in
se positions with distinc-

Clvde soon became in-
in the administration of
in Barbados on his return
ld the office of Senior
resident of the Barbados
Association (BCA) from
to 1988 when he was
I President of the West
Cricket Board. He served
ctor of the West Indies
performed the role of
er of se\ eral West Indian
on tour and in addition

Ramsaroop returned

to head GS&WCA
LONG-SERVING president. Attorney-at-law Cammie
Ramsaroop. was returned to office as head of the Guyana
Softball & Windball Cricket Association (GS&WVCA) for
another year.

Elections were conducted
during the bod' "s Annual Gen-
ciral NMeeling recenlIh at the
(lub House on Cariitcsta .\V-

The three \ ice-presidenis
arie Randolph Kirton. KoL\\,ell
Menwtic .nd ui akeraim N!,t.c
Smn. \ uh Nmindia Sinh as
eC..'i:til\ S ii l iimc- C('he-" ir
lie .is ,i.1 ,ee 5';ir\. Ion ';

1 '5' *



S--, 'nt

his voice was often heard as a
commentator of first class and
Test matches as he provided
penetrative and incisive analy-
ses of the game. He was one of
the names on the 3Ws stand at
Kensington Oval at the Univer-
sity of the West Indies at Cave
Hill. Barbados.
The highlight of his ca-
reer in cricket administration
came when he was appointed
President of the Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC)
in 1993 to become the first
person other than an English-
man to have this honour. In-
deed all West Indians can feel
justly proud of this achieve-
In his early days he was
known as Baby Walcott and
later as the Gentle Giant as
he possessed a quiet
demeanour. always soft-spo-
ken whether giving sound ad-
vice to cricketers or during
his many administrative po-
sitions. He was a good lis-
tener and could appreciate
the other person's point of
His public honours include
the Arrow of Achievement
(AA) from the Government of
Guvana: the rank of Officer of
the British Empire (OBE): the
Gold Crown of Merit (GCM).
The University of the West
Indies also conferred on him the
Honorary Doctor of Laws de-
gree. He was made an Honorary
Lite Member of the NICC and
of Surrey Cricket Club in En-
gl;d. But indeed hi' greatest
honouiii 'b whenl he \\,Is
knighted in l0.
Si (l tie \\'aolltt has been
,iIn ouli.iandine lllemlbr of tile
conlutninitit\ ani has left a leack\
c'i .Ill \ o i"ii'' 0 .. ls'lll

T h e a t, e-r- r e r .",-,.
r '.tr$ 3 7 '7' '. -'q ,1,"

- .. '

111 'Ii.',

'I "


,',-.,~ il ,

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

Chelsea keepers Cudicini and Cech in hospital

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Chelsea had goalkeepers
Petr Cech and Carlo
Cudicini taken to hospital af-
ter both were knocked un-
conscious in the champions'

Reading midfielder Stephen
Hunt in the first minute and be-
ing carried off the field. Cudicinii
took over, but collided with
Reading's lbrahima Sonko at the
end of the game and needed
treatment by paramedics before
he too was taken off on a

Carlo Cudicini lies unconscious on the ground following
a collision with Ibrahima Sonko in the final minute of the
game. (BBC Sport).

1-0 win at Reading yesterday.
What proved to be an aston-
ishing match at the Madejski
Stadium began with Czech
keeper Cech colliding with

stretcher. Coach Jose Mourinho
told Sky Sports: "Both are in
hospital and both were com-
pletely knocked out."
Mourinho said lie

Sn nG b

S I n- a-

m B

ALI Bacher, the former man-
aging director of the South
African board, has said that it
was a big mistake sending
Herschelle Gibbs to India for
the Indian police to question
him on his involvement in
the match-fixing scandal
which broke six years ago.
"I am not so certain that I
would have taken such a risk, "
Bacher told Star, a
Johannesburg-based newspa-
per "Why should we open old
wounds, particularly during a
world cricket championship?"
Bacher remained aggressive
in his stance: "I have interacted
with the Indian media for 15
years and you can be assured
they will not back off on this
issue until the South African
team departs for home".
Gibbs was questioned by
the Indian police for two-and-a
half hours two days ago in a
meeting where he is believed to
have revealed names of three
former South African team-
mates including Derek
Crookes, the former off-spinner

I am not so certain that I
would have taken such a
risk- Ali Bacher.

- who were involved in the
match-fixing scani of 2000.
Bacher was in charge
when the scandal broke out
and was even subject to an
investigation by the King
Commission, an enquiry
charged with investigating
match-fixing in international
cricket, based on an allega-
tion made by a Johannesburg
lawyer that Bacher was in-
volved in arrangements for
the West Indies cricket team
to receive extra payment for
losing a match. (Cricinfo)

thought Cech was lucky to be through a packed area was piledriver, giving keeper
alive after being caught in the deflected in by Icelandic de- Edwin van der Sar no chance.
head by Hunt, branding the fender Ivar Inginiarsson. Though United took charge
Reading man's challenge "a iThle champions suffered of the game. they had to wait
disgrace". their second setback of the gainme until the 62nd minute to
Mourinho made it clear lie when Nigerian midfielder John equalise through Serbian de-
expected action from the Foot- Obi Mikel was sent off in the fender Nemanja Vidic, heading
ball Association, though both 62nd minute for a second book- home a Ryan Giggs corner.
Hunt and Reading manager Steve ing, hauling down French de- Four minutes later, Alex
Coppell denied there was any fender Sonko. Ferguson's side were in front
malice in the challenge. But Chelsea held on and it with a superb finish by French
Chelsea stayed second in was all-square in terms of play- striker Louis Saha following a
the table on goal difference af- ers when Reading's Cameroon cross from Wayne Rooney, who
ter league leaders Manchester defender Andre Bikey was dis- had an excellent game after a
United came from behind to missed in the 83rd minute. difficult start to the season.
beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 in the Cudicini was taken off in Norwegian forward Ole
day's early kickoff. the closing stages, reportedly Gunnar Solskjaer wrapped up
United and Chelsea have 19 having been given oxygen and a the points in stoppage time.
points from eight games, three neck brace. Captain John Terry
ahead of Portsmouth w ho beat had to play ill goal for the final UNITED'S
West Haim United 2-0. Arsenal minutes of stoppage time. MOMENTUM
moved up to fourth with a 3-0 The day's early action at "There's a good imomnentum
win over Watford. the .11B Stadium was only about the team at the monient
Chelsea took the lead in four niinutes old 1 hen \Vigan and hopefully \\e can keep that
first-half stoppage time when left back l.eighliton Baliines going." Fcrgulson told Sky
Frank Lanipard's free kick crashed honinc a 25-metre Sports.

Ravens beat Gunners Sports

Club by three wickets

RAVENS continued their
dominance in the New Build-
ing Society North Essequiho
40-over first division cricket
competition after the comple-
tion of' the third round, l
beating Guniners Sports ('ll)
((GSC) by a three-w icket mar-
gin last Sunday at the Rich-
mond Coniuunity Centre
GSC, batting first. were dis-
missed for a low 115 in the 26th
over while the home team
romped home in the 27th over.
When the visitors batted
Ramzan Rasool hit a top score
of 30 not out while Richie
Bishop chipped in with 15.
Elroy Stephney grabbed two for
13 and Tribuwan Roopnarine
also claimed two for 26.
Ravens in reply were led
comfortably to victory by an
entertaining 34 from
Lakmikant Narine while
Roopnarine returned with the
bat to make 25. Luis

Bissoon propels

ACSC to victory

DINDIAL Bissoon claimed
four wickets for just four
runs in a brilliant bowling
spell to propel his team Anna
Catherina Sports Club
(ACSC) to a huge eight-
wicket win over Stewartville
in the latest round of the
Muslim Youth League-spon-
sored Fazeela's Auto Sales
Trophy 15-over softball

cricket competition on the
West Coast of Demerara.
ACSC won the toss and
inserted Stewartville to take
first strike and they were
skittled out for a meagre 54
with only Ameer Azad top-
scoring with 13. ACSC in re-
ply raced to 55 for two in the

(Please turn to page 27)

Ferguson and Suraj Sahadeo
had tw o w tickets apiece, deliv-
ering for the losers.
In the other encounters
D)e\onshii'e ('astiC ( C') em-i
plihaticall\ thrnashed l.inita tl iled
x i eight x icket,. Scores in llthe
inaitchi: l.iia united 138 .all out0
off 32 o\ers l Dc\ o Iall 25.
Dl)hainn\ Naipaul 22:
Vishwanautli Lall 4-23. Ramesh
N:aine 3-21. I')lrshananid Lall
2-IS. DC in reply 139-2 off 22
overs: V. Lall 65. Anil Persaud
40;: Bishie Ishwar 2-3i).
Sparwin defeated Scram-

blers by a massive 96i runs:
Sparwin 197-9 off 36 overs:
Na\in Bahadur 88. Raul Reid
50: Christopher Bi.cchus 3-28.
Collin GOordIon 2-44. Scraniblers
9)i all out off 23 o\cri. Halax
Ila\ ne's 30. Joseph l.i\an 1IS:
ihai [raim Lall 5-22. lshwl ar L-all
The competition contin-
ues today with three more
matches in the fourth round:
DC will take on Ravens at
home while Sparwin will host
GSC. and Linma United en-
gage Scramblers at Lima.

The Scot was delighted
with Rooney, who hit the bar in
the first half, saying: "I think
he was right back to his best."
Arsenal's victory at the
Emirates Stadium moved
them up to fourth on 14 points
with a game in hand.
An own goal by Watford's
Jordan Stewart set Arsenal on
their way and captain Thierry
Henry rifled home the second
before teeing up Togo striker
Emmanuel Adebayor to add an
easy third.
Liverpool were spared de-
feat against Blackburn Rovers at
Anfield by a Craig Bellamy
equaliser against his old club in
a 1-1 draw.
But they remain mired in
mid-table after taking only a
point despite plenty of second
half pressure, having gone
behind to a strike by South
African forward Benni
Aston Villa striker Juan
Pablo Angel missed a penalty
and scored an own goal in the
space of three calamitous min-
utes in their 1-1 draw with 10-
mnan Tottenham Hotspur and
Middlesbrough edged Everton
Portsmouth kept their re-
niarkable start to the season go-
ing \x ith a fifth \\in from eight
Nigerian striker Nwankwo
Kanti gol his sixth league goal of
the season before substitute
And\ Cole added a late second
at Fration Park.
West Ham's defeat left
them in the relegation zone,
above Watford and Charlton
Athletic. while Sheffield
United earned a point with a
0-0 draw at Manchester City.

vkwe teeii ^ah&4ul "^ fvmtfa o6 the

jetv C tea 6A, tit, (tu24A&Al tva ,

Z mou~t&"~ Mow IV& atu ad,&

dwufnM h1, ok Avvthec o6f QuuA^' Cofft9ele:

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Rudy Insanally

Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh

Minister in the Ministry of Finance Jennifer Webster

Minister of Ti.ispil I and ., dJ nIli' Robeson H. R. Benn

Minister of Human Services and Social Secur' y Priya Devi Manickchand

Minister o 0 lCu tifte. 'i ,' and Spot Dr Frank ,i~tii ,-

The Association wishes you success and l. .' .i-.ti.fir in your endeavours.

Top cyclists clash in

feature 15-lap race

THE country's top cyclists will clash in (lic 'eature 25-;lap
race of' the annual C(arlton I'lhelers (C'ie C('illb (rack c-
cling meet. today, at the EI'verest groundi(l.
Soime 21) aiccs ir on Ithe dai p;i flrli;riii p tl;illi il ulat
12:00 h, with events for ('alcoorics 1&2. (Uailc'foricxs 3-&4. Un-
der-45 and Over-45 Vetelrans. J\uvcnilis. Juniors. l hprit land
BMX riders.
Thei other big event will be Devil Takes the Hindmost.

I II-----~-- -`---"--

0 SU


Maharoof routs brittle

Windies batting for 80

IUMBAI, India, (CMC) -
aother dreadful batting per-
rmnance has condemned de-
nding champions West
:dies to contest what is con-
dered the much tougher
roup-A in the preliminary
mipetition of the ICC
champions Trophy, following
nine-wicket defeat to fellow
ialifiers Sri Lanka yester-
.y at the Brabourne Sta-
West Indies were under-
ined by a record bowling per-
nrmance from Farveez
::htlaroof and were shot out for
measly 80 in 30.4 overs, after
loosing to bat.

NEST INDIES (maximum 50 overs)
. Gayle c wkpr Sangakkara
j Vaas 0
S. Chanderpaul c wkpr
3angakkara b Malinga 8
R. Sarwan Ibw b Vaas 0
B. Lara Ibw b Maharool 13
W. Hinds c Jayasuriya
b Maharoof 28
D. Bravo lbw b Maharoof 0
M. Samuels b Maharoof 1
0. Smith c Muralitharan
b Maharoof 0
C. Baugh Ibw b Maharoof 1
F. Edwards b Malinga 4
C. Collymore not out 8
Extras: (lb-5, w-2. nb-10) 17

West Indies'
was again cruelly
Maharoof collect
for 14 runs from
establish a new r
best bowling an
Champions Trop
The 22-ye
rounder's made
haul in an ODI
best figures ear
Left-handed t
Jayasuriya hit 45
47 balls and cap
Jayawardene scor
deliveries, as Sri I
their target in 13.2

Total: (all out 30.4 ovi
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2
5-55,6-58,7-58, 8-64,'
Bowling: Vaas 6-2-6-2
26-2, Femrnando 5-0-1
9-2-14-6, Muralitharar
SRI LANKA (target:
U. Tharanga b Edwai
S. Jayasuriya not out
M. Jayawardene not o
Extras: (w-1, nb-3)
Total: (1 wkt, 13.2 ove
Fall of wickets: 1-0.
Bowling: Edward
Coilymore 5-0-21-0, S
Samuetls 1-2-0-16-0.

brittle batting The defeat means West
exposed, when Indies will contest Group-A of
ed six wickets the preliminary competition
nine overs to that includes World champions
record for the Australia. hosts and World No.5
aalysis in the India, and the highly-competi-
hy. tive World No.7 England.
ar-old all- Sri Lanka. rated at six in the
en five-wicket latest ICC One-day Inlerna-
and career- tional World Rankings, join
*ned '.im the World No.2 South Africa. World
ch award. No.3 Pakistan. and World
opener Sanath No.4 and former champions
not out from New Zealand in Group-B.
ptain Mahela The West Indies total
ed 34 from 35 eclipsed its own decimation of
Lanka sped to Zimnbabwe for 85 six days ear-
2 overs for the lier to become the new third
low\ est totall in the
competition's brief history .
Only the United States
(65 v Australia at
Southampton two years ago)
12, -13,4-51, and Bangladesh (77 v New
9-67. Zealand at Colombo four
.Malingas.4-0- years ago) have been dis-
5-0, Maharoof .
n5-0-14-0. missed for lower totals in the
81 runs off 50 competition's history, than
rds 0 WVest Indies.
I 45 Brian Lara fell for 13,
out 34 Dvwavne Bravo for a three-ball
3rs) 83 duck. Marion Samuels tor one.
Dwavne Smith for a tw\o- ball
s 4-0-1 7-1 duck. Carlton Bauigh Jr for one
Smith 3-0-29-0,
and Wavell Hinds for tIhle top

score of 28, as Maharoof made
sure that West Indies never re-
covered from the early strife of
13 for three.
West Indies conceded the
advantage early to Sri Lanka.
when Chaminda Vaas and Lasith
Malinga gaining bounce and
movement from lthe pitch -
wiped away Chris Gayle, vice-
captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, and
Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the
first four overs.
Gayle was caught behind
for a five-ball duck in the first
over off Vaas. who also had
Sarwan adjudged lbw for a
three-ball duck. before
Chanderpaul squared-up and
edged a ball moving awayv to be
caught behind for eight off
The West Indies' batting
lacked the confidence and
aplomb from the previous two
qualifying matches against
minnows Zimbabwe and
Bangladesh which they won
Vaas took two for six from
six overs and Maling:i snared
two for 26 from 5.4 overs.
When Fidel LEdards had
Upul Tharanga. a century-maker
in his side's two other qualify-
ing matches, bowled with the
first ball of Sri Lanka's reply, it

NDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006

Farveez Maharoof knows a thing or two about bagging six
wickets in a one-day international. (Yahoo Sport)

may have raised the spectre of
a thrilling finish.
West Indies could not de-
liver however, and it was left to
Jayasuriya and Jayawardene to
confidently navigate their side
to safe harbour even accept-
ing the generosity of Lara to
forego the dinner interval to
complete the match.
West Indies made two
changes to their side, replacing
lan Bradshaw and Jerome Tay-
lor. with Smith and Fidel
Sri Lanka had one change.

with Vaas being brought back
ahead of Ruchira Perera.
Both sides are guaranteed
a place in the main draw of
the competition, having won
their first two qualifying
matches against the other
two qualifiers Bangladesh
and Zimbabwe easily.



The vehicles listed hereunder are available for sale to the
public by Open Tender.

All bids should be sealed in envelopes and clearly marked
-Tender for Used Vehicle Guyana Geology and Mines
Commission, Upper Brickdam, Georgetowin". and should be
submitted before 2 pm on Friday, November 3, 2006. Bids will
be opened immediately after the said time mentioned.

The Vehicles will be cold "as is" and the successful bidder \\ ill
be required to remove the vehicle off the premises at his own
expense within seven (7) days of notification of award.

The Vehicles will be available for inspection at the Guyana
Geology and Mines Conmmission, Upper Brickdam.
Georgetown, between the hours of 8:00 and 12:00 and 13:00 and
16:30, Mondays to Fridays.

Fhe Commission reserves the right to
without assigning any reason.

(a) Toyota Double Cab Pick-up
(b) HondaAll Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

William Wooifurd
Com missioner (Ag.)

accept or reject any tender

Not Operational
Not Operational

Pouderoyen clash

with Stewartville in

feature game

ASSULREI) semifinalists Piouderoyen will meet Stewartville in
the featu, re game of tlie ai double-header in the Winston
McKend Memorial football competition in West Denmerara at
the Uitvlugt Conununity Centre ground, today.
The opening encounter pits Uilvlugt against Young Achievers
in a Group B encounter from 14:00 h.
Unbeaten Pouderoyen. who lead Group A in points with two
wins to date, will spearhead the attack with strikers Clement Brown
and Adami Hovte. with mid-field support from Delon Josiah and
Ulric Griffith. while e Ike Garraway will marshal the defence and
Marvin will be between the uprights.
Keron Caines and Selwvn Blake will lead the challenge, with
Owen McGarrell engineering play in the mid-field, supported by
Denzil Charles. while Ortega Bobb and Alvin Accra will'be in de-
fence and Earl Mc Donald in goal.
Both Uitvlugt and Young Achievers are in a must-win situ-
ation, but more so Uitvlugt. who must secure not only victory
but bI six-goal margin.

Remaining matches in

Champions Trophy

October 15 India v England at Jaipur;
October 16 New Zealand v South Africa at Mumbai:
October 17 Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Jaipur
October 18 Australia v West lIndies at MIuthai:
October 20 Nc\ Zealand v Sri Lanka at Munibai:
October 21 Australia v England at .laipur:
October 24 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad:
October 25 NewZealand v Pakistan at Mohali:
October 26 India v WVest Indies at Almedabad:

OctoIeI 28- Ing l liui \ \\est Indlies alt it uolllc ahid:
October 2) Indiai v\ Australia at Molhali:
November 1 :ir',t Setirinal tA\l v\ 1 1 at MNohali:
November 2 SCcotnd Semifinal (B v A. at laipur:
November 5 The I final at Mumbai

--~ """ll~ll-"""I~~"U"~~"~1*

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 15, 2006 .J

. L -.


Berbice dethrone

Demerara to lift CLICO

Under-17 trophy

By Ravendra Madholall
HOT on the heels of a com-
prehensive win against
Essequibo, Berbice dethroned
Demerara after thrashing
them by an emphatic six-
wicket margin on the final
day of the third round in the
2006 CLICO two-day Inter-
County cricket competition
yesterday at the Everest
cricket ground.
The Berbicians outplayed
the hosts in all aspects of the
game, as they romped home to
victory. Skipper Jonathan Foo
was exceptional in all areas of
the match, lifting a massive
long-off six to formalise the vic-
tory after Berbice had to make
88 for their outright win. Foo
ended on 39 not out as Berbice
lost four wickets in chasing the
small target.
Demerara in their second in-
nings were bowled out for a
modest 90 after Berbice had
squeezed past their first innings
total of 136, making 138 with
just a two-run lead.
Scores in the match:
Demerara 136 and 90; Berbice
138 and 89-4.
Berbice, who resumed
yesterday morning at 118 for
six, found themselves in early
trouble at 121 for seven when
Foo, overnight on 31, did not
add to his tally and was ad-
judged lbw. Soon after
Stephen Latcha (04) and
Keroy Fraser (6) were out in
quick succession which en-
sured a tight battle between
the two teams.
However, Eugene La Fleur,
who was Foo's overnight part-
ner on 23, played sensibly and
made sure his team got a vital
first innings lead before he was
unnecessarily run-out for 33.
He hit one four in his 97-ball

occupation at the crease and bat-
ted for 140 minutes.
Demerara's left-armn ortho-
dox spinner Totaram Bishun,
was again among the wickets.
grabbing four for 25 from 23
overs while Leon Lake snatched
two for 43 from his 16 overs
and one each for skipper Leon
Scott and Troy Dudnauth.
When Demerara began
their second- innings, anyone
could have predicted the game
heading for a stalemate, but
the Berbicians were hungry
for an outright victory. This
was shown by their enthusi-
asm on the field which lifted
their spirits and they plugged
away at Demerara and by
lunch had them tottering at
58 for five, with Foo, who
ended with six for 30 and a
match-haul of nine for 83. al-
ready bagging three of the
Demerarians wickets.
Trevon Griffith (0),
Dudnauth (2). Lake (00) and
Rajendra Ramkellawan (0) were
dismissed while Jeetendra
Sookdeo who played meticu-
lously for 29 (I x4) also joined
the list of batsmen back in the
Ryan Rajniangal. incxplica-
bly relegated to number four.
hit a composed 22 with three
well-calculated fours white he
faced 57 balls from 57 minutes
before he was comprehensively
bowled by the unplayable Foo.
On a sun-drenched day, the
sun seemed not to shine on the
Demerara batsmen as the other
four wickets fell in rapid succes-
Ameer Khan (5). Denver
Greaves (0). Scott (4) did not
add anything significant to the
score while the diminutive
Bishun hung around to further
delay Berbice push for a faster
victory with a 54-hall 14.

Apart from Foe's impres-
sive spell, pacer Fraser, who
instigated the initial break-
through, took two for 16 while
Latcha and La Fleur had one
^. _____ fc_______ & __4C

Keep it up! CLICO Sales and Training Manager Ms Venita
Bovell meets the two teams before the start of the final
day's play in the CLICO two-day Inter-county cricket
competition yesterday at the Everest ground. In this Winston
Oudkerk photo Berbice captain Jonathan Foo introduces
one of his players to the Training Manager.

.- ^a n -.; ". i ",' 'tuti" '

-.. -
... i .-, = .. : .
.- t .l

Life Sales Person of the Quarter
1 St July, 2006 30th September, 2006

26 years in the Insurance

* Licenced to sell Life, : I
Fire, Motor, Accident &
Liability and Health

* Appointed Senior Sales
Representative in 2006 ,

* Services a Client Base of
500 Clients

* Sales Person of the year
on 2 occasions

Two big upsets highlight

Fruta Football Festival
TWO big upsets highlighted the last fixtures of first round of
the 3rd Annual Fruta Football Festival, with host Fruta Con-
querors being knocked out of their own competition on Fri-
day last at Tucville ground.
Conquerors went down 2-1 to Timehri Panthers, while the
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) surrendered to Mocha Champs, who
needled the Army boys 1-0. and Santos were Ihe only cily lean lto
exact victory. 2-0 over Amelia's Ward ofl Linden.
Playing in the second match, Panthers were in lhe nct inll thc
44th minute through Oliver Denny for a I-0 halfl'inic lead.
Then 15 minutes after the resumption, the Tinehri Ioys eff-ee-
tively put in the winner off the boot of Nilison Blapi isle.
Verlon Mills pulled one back for Conquerors, four min-
utes before regulation time, but the hosts could not find the
The feature game between GDF and Mocha produceCd no goals
in the reduced 80 minutes of regulation time. The first segment of
extra time did not break the deadlock. No goal came until a minute
before end of play, with Sheldon Hope finding the nel.
In the night's opening game, former National youth player
Michael Oie and Kester Jacobs were on target.
Oie found the net in the 33rd minute and Jacobs five minutes
later, to effeTclively win the match in the first half.
The triple-header ended first round play and the quarterfinals
will start on Friday at Ihe same venue with a double-header.
Panthers will meet Pouderoyen in one match and Santos
will clash with Alpha United in the other.

* Premium Club Awardee
on 9 occasions



A\k ardcc on 3 occasions

Services a portfolio of
Sums Assured of S2.2

Peter Bryan

Phone: 225-791 0-9 Ext 2324



A Tradition of Superior Insurance Service

~- -~


L- i it r-lp





It's all wrong ...
Shivnarine Chanderpaul's face reflects the West Indian
collapse in Mumbai yesterday. The defending Trophy
champions were skittled out for 80. Only the United
States (65 v Australia and Bangladesh (77 v New
Zealand have been dismissed for lower totals. See
story on page 30. (Yahoo Sport)



Chow Mein

Mini Mac

The Real Thing

A- '


_W W
Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd.
Tel: 227-1349, 227-2526

By Isaiah Chappelle
A STORMY grudge encoun-
ter is expected to unfold to-

Gregory Richardson will be
leading Pele's attack.
night at the GCC ground,
Bourda, as Pele battle for a

second consecutive
President's Cup and to
avenge a semi-final Kashif &
Shanghai loss io Topp XX
who just won the Upper
Demerara League title.
Pele's manager Alexander
Bess, yesterday, told Chronicle
Sport that ecr ilihing was in or-
der for the match, but there was
still some uncertainty over cap-
tain Shawn Bishop returning
from Trinidad & Tobago.
"But Bishop assured me
that as long as Gregory
Richardson was leading the at-
tack, we will whip them. We've
been beating everybody, four
and five, in the last four
matches three in the league
and one in the Fruta competi-
But Alexander still re-
membered the 3-1 defeat
Pele suffered in the Kashif &
Shanghai semis at the hands

of the Linden club.
"Topp XX knocked us out
in the semis at the last Kashif
& Shanghai. This will be a
grudge match as we seek revenge
for that loss. We played two
men short in that match."
The manager disclosed that
former National Under-17 cap-
tain Konata Mannings would
captain the team should Bishop
not make the trip home.
Pele will be fielding at least
three National players -
Mannings, Richardson and Dirk
Fomer National player
Sheik Kamal will be mar-
shalling the defence, with Ar-
cher and Mannings leading
mid-field play and
Richardson and Norris Carter
in strike.
Shenmroy Arthur will guard
the upright, while former Na-
tional mid-fielder Rawle Jones

will be directing play as the
Richardson told
(Please turn to page 27)


Collie Hercules says
XX team is on a high.

.~~ ~~ ~ ~ '*- **'*A *n G \

REV' '? \I*S )VlUsOl S-(: .. I.H \.l DAV 0

CALL A CLICO AGENT- (592)226-2626

Printed and Published by Guyana National Newspapers Limited, LamaAvenue, Bel Air Park,Georgetown. Telephone226-3243-9(General); Editorial: 227-5204, 227-5216. Fax:227-5208 SUMN Y, OCiT 15, 211


Ii _1 ___i_


I Whowilltakehoimethe President'sCupini

Johnson defends YMCA 10 km title today
KELVIN Johnson will today Under-20 racers ill receive the seasoned Lionel
defend the annual YMCA 10-. trophies and will pay $200 to D'Andrade and Colin
kilometre road race title; enter. Mercurius.
with Alika Morgan the All athletes must be over 16 Last year, there was con-
favourite for the female title. years and can enter only-one di- fusion about entering the div;-
'The race will be using the vision, Open or Juniors. sions, especially in the female
traditional 10-km route that The races will be off at category, with Morgan being.
starts and ends, in front of the 16:15 h. with live radio cover- entered in the Juniors She.
Thomas Lands YMCA onTho- age in two ten-minute seg- however, went on to place
Smas Road. ments, one from 16:10 h and, third in the South American 10
Both male and female Open the other from 16:45 h, both kmn Classics.
winners will pocket $20 000, times on 98.1 Hot FM. This event is being used
runners-up $12 000 and third- Johnson should expect tiff as the warm-up for the
places $8 1000. They will pay competition from .ouih dis-
AUKA MORGAN an entrance fee of $500. tance runner Cle% eland Thorns. (Please turn to page 27)


Swi. -


; ^1.4 ^

barefoot, take their first, confident, steps as
man and wife. (Pictures by Delano Williams)

Not to be sold separc


Page II
women press to
,j- y ,, find
|4 t(,s *~ t 9) 4*tt. 99t9,9 ..., )q.(t,' .9: 4,.99l9, )J .) ,g '.4

Cola consumption linked"
to weaker bones in women


. ., i" a-.




V,/ ,=s^


'* f5 .
' ;.:. 4 -t .,

:.' '-

. 1 I I I I I I

a .

Page II Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006


e eeS,

on a solo career with Vizion Sounds

By Shauna Jemmott
ONEIL Beckford is his real name, but he has been
fondly called 'Andrew Bees' since childhood
because he was always "busy" doing something or
going somewhere as a young boy.
Andrew Bees is still a busy man, not in his homeland, Jamaica,
but in Georgetown, Guyana, recording songs for an album to be
released on the Vizion Sounds label. He has signed a contract with
Vizion Sounds that sealed the organisation as manager of his career
as a solo artiste.
He started singing publicly on a commercial radio programme
for Colgate after qualifying for membership in the 'Colgate Cavity
Fighters' health club in Kingston Jamaica. He said one of the main
criteria for membership into the club was healthy cavity-free teeth
and he gained his membership when he was just eight years old.
It was when he performed on the 'Colgate Cavity Fighters'
programme on Radio Jamaica Radio-Fusion (RJR) that his talent
was recognized. The hosts of that programme, Neville Willoughby
and Marie Garth encouraged him to start singing professionally, and
he took it up from there.
His first single 'Lie in the Ghetto' was recorded at Castro
Brown's 'New Name Muzik' studio, and a series of others that
followed shortly after including 'Struggle and Strive', 'Catch the
Plane At 7:30' 'Man of No Conscience', 'Things A Gwan, Things
A Dung', 'One Life' and 'Concrete Jungle'.
Andrew Bees' career was given a further push when he started
singing at Bunny Wailer's show 'Ghetto Bash' in 1993, the 1994
Ethiopian Christmas 'One Love Festival' and with Exodus sound
But it was early in 1995 that he was able to make his mark
internationally, performing in Geneva, Switzerland, where he opened
for Israel Vibration and the Roots Radics Band. His welcome was
overwhelming and inspiration flowed continuously, giving his career
a big boost.

Andrew Bees' talent was spotted by the famous duo, Sly and
Robbie, and he was hired as lead singer along with Junior Reid on
the award-winning Black Uhuru band, which was on its way to a
grand comeback after being dormant for more than a decade.
Black Uhuru was the first group to have won a Grammy award,
'Guyana is beautiful! Me like the energy of
the people. Dem have the energy like dem wan
fuh move to a higher dimension.' Jamaica
artiste, Andrew Bees
when a category in reggae music was introduced in 1985. But they
constantly changed members and had been down for thirteen years,
before making a comeback with Andrew Bees as lead singer, along

with Junior Ray.
Andrew Bees has toured the world with Black Uhuru after its
highly appreciated comeback. He was lead singer upon its re-
incarnation on a grand tour in Europe, and the welcoming response
was overwhelming.
The Uhuru experience has changed him a great lot, making
him more popular and listing him among the 'ine of respected
reggae stars at home and abroad. He has recorded three albums
- Unification, Dynasty and Militant as lead singer with
Black Uhuru.
Bees, as a child would find himself belting lyrics all around
his neighbourhood, at Waterhouse, Kingston, the home of
Please turn to page XII

- 9 .

Page II

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006 Pane III



your refusal to join her.
You have an intimate four-
year history with this
wonimn. Thlat history is a better
guide to the future than a
photograph she is unafraid to
show you. If your wife is moving
on, jumping her won't stop
her. If the idea never occurred to
her, you just signalled you don't
know who she is as a

My wife of four years recently
returned from an overseas
business trip. It was a neat
opportunity for her to see an
area of the world she
otherwise would never see.
She asked if I wanted to go,
and though I enjoy travelling
with her. this particular
country doesn't appeal to me.
Besides, she would spend
most of her time working.
She did some sightseeing
and brought back pictures. I'm
enclosing one picture which has
been bothering me. The man in
the picture is a divorced man
from Italy who works for a

company my wife's company
does business with. I told my
wife 1 don't think the pose is
appropriate for two business
She says I am unreasonable,
and they are only friends. Now
she is scheduled to go back to
this country and wants to meet
this man for some one-on-one
sightseeing. I am uncomfortable
with that. She says I don't trust
her. Am I overreacting?
Jed, imagine your wife is on
the phone. and you overhear the

word "lame." Where would your
head go? She thinks I'm
lame...her boss's ideas are
lame...the movie we saw
together is lame...or her
girlfriend's horse is lame?
The picture you sent shows
two people who are comfortable
with each other. That's all. It's
like looking at Hermann
Rorschach's famous inkblots.
The message is in the mind of
the viewer. not in the
inkblot. There's no way to tell
whether you are projecting your
own fantasies onto her. she is
showing camaraderie lor
business reasons, or she resents

The Inquisition

S My boyfri'.nd and I enjoy a passionate relationship, but we argue about trust and these
arguments escalate into fiery confrontations. He reads my e-mail and snoops around my
computer, citing Dr. Phil's assertion there should be total transparency in a relationship.
In the interest of transparency, I've given him my passwords, but I would prefer to open my
own e-mail before he gets into it.
Five years ago, I had a close male friend who confessed to being in love with me. I ended the
friendship, but he's sent e-mails to me since then. I've deleted each one thinking he would tire of
pursuing me. When my boyfriend asked if I'd heard from him, I lied and said no. If I had said yes.
I would have been subjected to a grilling and blamed for "enabling" the situation.
My boyfriend found two e-mails from this old friend in my inbox. We had a flaming row, and
he now says he cannot trust me because I lied. I suggested he's never trusted me, borne out by his
actions, but he maintains "trust is earned, not given." I don't have anything to hide, but this is
really starting to get to me.
Shelby, in your boyfriend's mind you are guilty on a daily basis unless you can prove other-
wise. People who want to control others often take some current idea from psychology, manners,
or religion and twist it to their own advantage. That is what your boyfriend is doing.
He has an opening in his life for a browbeaten woman who can't even open her own e-
mail. In his heart he wants you to be unworthy. His problem goes way beyond jealousy.
You can never give in to such a person because that confirms to them they are right.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities ei
Summarv Indicators
Friday, October 06, 2006 -Thursday, October 12, 2006 (.
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 19700Q 198.00 201 00 203 00
Bank of Nova Scotia 193.00 197.20 204.00 205.20
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203 00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
RBGL 201.00 198 00 204.00 204.00
Bank Average 195.00 197. 70 202.50 203.41
Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.52 203.96

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$200.00

B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 145.00 15 I7 166.83 /73 50

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 322.00 352.50 361.33 373.50

SD. Euro
Bank A rage 222.50 24125 252.50 26125
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank OtTeried
Rate for Thur.. Oct. 12, 2006
'ITS = GS 28.79
BdosS GS 91.89 6 months 5.39000% US b.25%
JS ::: GS 4.45 I year 5.350625% Guyana (wgt.) 14.62%
ECS = GS 67.68
BelizeS = GS 93.97
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

-Send ettestoDiret-nser,

PO ox96,-prigfel, O 680 o e- mil

Solar Inverter for Sale
Bulldog, Solar Inverters
inclusive: battery cables,
fuses and manual.
All for just $200 000
stocks are limited.
So call now
Don't miss this
opportunity .




quantities of
crude coconut
oil available
esp. for Diwali

F*5yk MIL

Every Child Guyana
In Collaboration with
Linden Care Foundation (LCF)
1 Child Care Counsellor

Key Responsibilities:
The Child Care Counsellor has the responsibility of providing emotional and
pschosocial support to children
* Monitor the progress of the children on the project.
Person Specification:
* A Social Sciences Diploma. professional qualification or equivalent in a
related field.
* A team player & must be computer literate
* Ability to record, analyse and prepare written reports and statistics.
1 Assistant Child Care Counsellor
Key Responsibilities:
* The Assistant Child Care Counsellor has the responsibility of working closely
with the Child Care Counsellor to provide emotional and psychosocial support
to children.
Person Specification:
* Social Sciences back round or equivalent in a related field.
* A team player & must be computer literate.
Desirable for both positions
* It would be an advantage if applicants have experience working with children
and families in difficult circumstances including families living with or
affected by HIV/AIDS
* Applicanfs from minority groups that are under represented are encouraged to
apply, and people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
* Ability to network with other organisation's to increase children's access to
Applications are to be submitted to Evei Child Guytana. 215 Camp Street. North
Cununingsburg. Georgetown. Email: ccfildJgpra or Linden Camr
Foundation. Causarina Drive. Mackenzie, Linden. Email lim.naxwYlll6j.qahoo..,Q.L
Please include telephone number or mail address for easy contact. Deadline for
applications October 20"'". 2006.


Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

Page III

Pagedv' Sunday Chronicle October 15:2006




ALTHOUGH most children are cooperative dental patients,
some display behaviour that presents obstacles to the safe and
effective delivery of care. In these instances, the dentist can
use behaviour management techniques so to modify the child's
When using behaviour management techniques in pediatric .
dentistry, it is critical that the child's parents or guardians be "
educated as to the usefulness and appropriateness of the desired
techniques. This is necessary for two reasons. First, it has been
shown that parents who are informed and educated about behaviour
management techniques are more positive and accepting of their use.
Second, the use of some of these methods may require consent by
the parent.
Methods to accomplish control over children who do not
cooperate with the dentist include, "tell-show-do', voice control., ..-
hand-over-mouth, physical restraint and drug induced management. .
The "tell-show-do" technique is the foundation of all child
management. It involves the dentist first describing to the child
exactly what is going to be done, then showing the child what will
be done, and finally, performing the procedures as previously '
discussed and shown. It is important when using this technique to "
use the words for dental instruments and procedures that are' "
suitable for the child's age. m.
About 80 per cent of all children above the age of three

The Dentist Advises

years with normal intellectual and emotional development can
be guided successfully through new procedures with this
Voice control is usually described as the dentist assuming a more
authoritative role when the child starts to display disruptive
behaviour. It can also be described as the dentist constantly speaking
to the child in a supportive manner when the latter displays
appropriate behaviour. It is important when using voice control that
the facial expression and demeanour of the dentist mirror the attitude
he or she is attempting to convey. It is also important to note that
the technique is most effective when inappropriate behaviour is full
The hand-over-mouth technique is not commonly used in this
country. The purpose of this technique, which calls for the dentist
to place his hand over the mouth of a hysterically crying or screaming
child; is to gain the attention of the child and establish
communication. Thus, the child can hear and begin to communicate
with the dentist and learn the cooperative behaviour required for
safe course of treatment. This technique must be linked with voice
control, that is, a cessation of oppositional behaviour is immediately
accompanied by removal of the dentist's hand from the child's
mouth and the simultaneous giving of positive verbal reinforcement
Perhaps in Guyana, physical restraint is the most widely used
method to ensure that an uncooperative child receives proper dental
treatment. This may involve using bite block, pediwrap, papoose
board or simply by having the parent or guardian confine the child's
head. hands and legs while the dentist executes a procedure. It is
often not advisable to restrain a child who is more than five years
The drug most noteworthy for pharmacologic management
is nitrous oxide. There are many other sedatives that can be
delivered orally or by injection. General anesthetic is also
used in particular circumstances.



The following vacancies exist at the Wildlife Division, 263 Earl's Avenue, Subryanville:

1. Administrative Officer

The Administrative Officer will assist the Head in Human Resource and Administrative matters
relating to office management. A complete job description is available at the Wildlife Division.
Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University in Business Management or Public Management
and three years administrative and or supervisory experience, or
A Diploma from a recognized University in Public Administration and five years administrative and
or supervisory experience.
Applications from suitably qualified persons along with a recent Police Clearance and two
references should be submitted no later than October 20,2006 to:
The Head
Wildlife Division,
263 Earl's Avenue

2. General Clerks (2)
The General Clerk will be attached to either the Trade or Accounts Section and will assist in the
processing of documents.
Passes in 5 subjects at CXC (at least Grade 111) including Mathematics, English A and Principles of
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Applications along with a recent Police Clearance and two references should be submitted no later
than October 20, 2006 to:
The Head
Wildlife Division
263 Earl's Avenue



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Communication
Officer at the GRDB, Head Office, 116 117 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown.
Main Responsibilities:
To serve as advocate for the GRDB and to build and maintain positive relationships
with the public.
To improve the communication process between the GRDB and its members &
stakeholders through the use of electronic media such as website, email,
newsletters and publications.
To co-ordinate the production and publication of annual report and quarterly
To interact with the media in disseminating information to stakeholders in the
industry and the public.
To help publicise research accomplishments and the transfer of research resultsto
stakeholders within the industry.
Qualification and experience:
A University Degree in English Language or Public Communication and at least three years
relevant work experience.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office would be a distinct advantage
Applications must be sent to:
The Administrative Manager
Guyana Rice Development Board
116 -117 Cowan Street
Kingston, Georgetown
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged
Closing date for applications is October 27, 2006.

Page IV'

Sunday Chronicle October 15,-2006

By Alexandria Sage
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) It's
another day in the dentist's
office. Instruments are
whirring and metal braces

are being affixed onto shiny
white teeth.
Except the patient is a
German Shepherd!
Welcome to the office of
Anson Tsugawa, one of the 100-

plus certified veterinary dentists
around the world whose daily
routine ranges from cleaning to
capping canine teeth, root canals
to reconstructing jaws.
The field is growing but

S: -

DR. ANSON TSUGAWA (R) is assisted by Sandy Barrios (L) and Cesar Lopez (C) as he
prepares to install a bite plate to correct mal-positioned teeth of Anderl, a German
Shepard, in Los Angeles, California September 28, 2006 (Phil McCarten UNITED

little known. Although the
first suggestion to pet owners
of options such as root canals,
bridges or braces is usually
met with raised eyebrows,
some animal lovers are
increasingly embracing
procedures that are taken for
granted when performed on
"A lot of my friends say,
"Wow, do you really do that for
dogs?" said Tsugawa, 33, who
recently outfitted an English
bulldog named Coconutt with a
gleaming gold crown on her
lower canine tooth.
Tsugawa uses the same
dental lab'as the popular TV
show 'Extreme lakeo\e.'r' and
uses dental instruments
designed for hunlian.ii. He c\en
opts l or slra\\ibery-fla;oured
dental paste for his patients -
though he admits they probably
don't care.
Today, the specialist leans
over Anderl, a year-old, 84-
pound dog whose two
powerful but misaligned
lower canine teeth have been
boring holes in the roof of his
Tsugawa carefully squirts
adhesive and places tiny
stainless-steel braces onto
two lop teeth, connectingI
them with an orange rubber

band. As the braces slowly
move the top teeth into
place, an acrylic bite guard
affixed to Anderl's upper
canines will guide the lower
teeth into the correct
Anderl's owner, Katja Auer,
had a number of options -
extract the teeth, file them down
and cap them, or the work that
Tsugawa is now performing that
he does a handful of times each
"Everybody said. 'You are
crazy' No one does this this
is unheard of.'" laughed Auer. an
equine masseuse who will pay
S2.000 for the procedure.
Anderl's braces are a
reflection of' the evolving
attitudes regarding pet
ownership. Spending on pets
is expected to reach $38.4
billion in the U.S. this year,
with about a tenth going to
veterinary care. representing
an eight per cent rise over
Todaw\. growing number of
owners aren't batting an eye as
they agree io medical procedures
to improve their pet's quality of
life that would have been
unthinkable even a decade
Veterinarians stress that
animals are not put under the

knife unnecessarily and all
surgeries have a medical benefit,
whether removing a flap of skin
in a Shar-Pei's wrinkly face to
eliminate the likelihood of fungal
disease or reconstructing a jaw
ravaged by cancer.
In Lake Forest, California,
an exotic animal veterinarian
recently created a fiberglass
shell for a turtle hit by a
rototiller. Other veterinarians
have tucked up female dogs'
teats to eliminate dragging on the
ground after pregnancy, or
opened nasal passages in Persian
cats to enhance breathing.

Dr. Tony Woodward of
Colorado Springs calls dentistry
ihe largest growth area in
\eterinary medicine.
"Really what we're about
is pain finding the painful
things that most people
miss." Woodward explained.
estimating that care goes
undelivered in 95 per cent of
all dental problems in pets
due to pet owner ignorance..

Please turn to page XIV

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

Micro-Project Proposals under $2 500 000 GUY

Publication reference FT/20061001
Ministry of Finance of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, represented by the
Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Micro-projects Programme is seeking
proposals for community based micro-projects where the contribution from the
Guyana Micro Projects Programme is less than $2 500 000 GUY in sectors as
outlined below. The full application form forApplicants is available at:-

Guyana Micro Projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-3423,
Fax 225-0183, or
email: gmpo(d)

The purpose of the Micro-projects Programme is to improve the socio-e
conditions of vulnerable groups through the development of sustain
participatory self-help schemes. Eligible micro-projects should focus on:
1) employment/ income generation
2) training /education communication and good governance
3) other socio-economic sectors

The deadline for the receipt of application forms is October 31 at 16:0
time, if successful, the time limit for implementation both technic
financially of micro projects is January 31,2007

A 25% minimum contribution by the beneficiaries in cash or in kind is ess
'proposal is to be approved:

able and

'0 h local
ally and

ential if a



I was employed by the Guyana Police Force for a number of years. -Z
During that time, I was involved in a serious accident on the job;- I
was paid full salary and had my entire medical expenses covered ..
by my employer. All of my medical were submitted to the Force. : .
I subsequently retired but I am now experiencing some difficulties
due to the same injury. My employer never submitted my medical
to NIS. What benefit can I receive? o

NIS has been advocating that employers submit all claims from
their employees so that a medical history can be established. F6iInqg
to do so can result in problems for the employees. These cases -J
can be problematic. ,4

However, I suggest you visit this Office, or the nearest NIS W ffi .
and speak with the Office Manager. It is not easy to advise you,,
further. NI

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call. I





C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
E-mail: pr_nis@solut
Tei: 227-3461.



" **" ,-


Page V

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006



- - - - - - - -

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

THE Federal Supreme Court
upheld convictions of the BG
Supreme Court after six days
of hearing the Ritz Hotel
manslaughter appeal in 1961
and affirmed convictions and
prison sentences imposed on
the accused Ishmael brothers
and another man by the
British Guiana Supreme
Court in 1960.
In that year, a mixed jury at
the British Guiana Criminal
Assizes at the Ritz Hotel
murder trial with Justice Sydney
Miller as presiding judge, had
tried the Ishmael brothers Mc
Doom, Inshanally, Ahmad, and
another man, Edward Wilson,
for the murder of Patsy
Anderson, who was burnt to
death when the two-storeyed
building was gutted by fire that
was deliberately set to destroy
the building with the objective
of collecting big insurance

The accused were found
not guilty of murder, but guilty
of manslaughter and were each
sentenced to 12 years
imprisonment. From this
conviction and sentence they
have appealed to the Federal
Supreme Court.
The facts of the case
disclosed that at a round-table
conference, presided over by the
owner of the building, Mc
Doom Ishmael called 'Lake', and
including the other brothers,
Wilson was hired to burn down
the building. A man named
Vanderstoop called 'Banga
Mary', who was present at the
conference, was initially asked
to do the job. In the presence
and hearing of Inshanally and
Ahmad, McDoom said to
Vanderstoop: "You can drive
gooxxd and I got a job for you it
you want a car," and he further
said, "We will give you a car
and $3, 000 because you been

[C 10UJ

with us very long and you
should get the first
Vanderstoop in the
presence of the .others asked
what the job was and what it
was about and was told by
McDoom: "You know we
insure the place and we want
to burn the place."
Vanderstoop refused to
undertake to do such a thing
and McDoom said, 'Same
thing I tell you all that Banga
is a big frighten man". He
then asked where was
Wilson, and on being told by
Vanderstoop that Edgar
Wilson was in the lock-up and
had been there since Sunday
night. Vanderstoop told Mc
Doom in Ahmad's, presence

Executing Agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Implementing Agency:
Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society (GMTCS)


The Guvana Marine Turtle Conservation Society (GMTCS) on
behalf of the Lower, Middle and Upper Waini Comm unities, with
support through the above referred Project, will be preparing a
Management Plan for the 12-mile stretch of Forest on the lower
right bank of the Waini River.

The objective of the Management Plan is to provide the
framework for these stakeholder communities to sustainable
manage the specified area for the purpose of collecting the seeds
of the Crabwood tree (Carapa guianensis) to support their
community based enterprises) which are dependent upon this
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is therefore desirous of
contracting the services of a suitably qualified applicant to
prepare the Management Plan. The tasks will be executed under
the direct supervision of the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation
Society. The detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from

Execution of this consultancy must be completed within three (3)
months of the date of commencement.

Applications clearly marked, "Short-Term Technical Services -
GMTCS" must be submitted by the October 23, 2006 to:

The Project Manager
GoG/UNDP Capacity Building for the Management of
Natural Resources and the Environment Project
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"Takuba Lodge"
254 South Road & New Garden Street
Georgetpwi n. .,

to have Wilson bailed as he
was the right man for the job.
Shortly before the arson
plan was hatched, the Ritz Hotel
was then insured for $45,
000.00. On December 29, 1959,
Mc Doom Ishmael applied to
the company in which the Ritz
Hotel was insured to increase
the insurance to $115, 000. On
that same day, he applied to
another company for insurance
of the hotel and got cover to the
extent of $50, 000. The
application to increase the
insurance to $115, 000 was
approved, but the company
reduced the amount to $20, 000
on learning of the insurance of
$50, 000 with another company.
On January 5. McDoom
applied at the police station to
bail Wilson, but was told to
renew his application the
following day. On that same
day, Wilson informed a fellow
prisoner that McDoom was
going to bail him because he had
asked him to burn down the
Ritz Hotel and there was no
other guy who could do the
work. He also told him that the
man was going to order
everybody out of the place and
they would be keeping a
birthday party at another

brother's house. While the
party was going on, he would
operate. The other brother
would be going to Bartica on the
pretext that he was going for
On January 6, 1960, Mc


Doom bailed Wilson and so
obtained his release from
The tenants at the Ritz
Hotel were given notice to
leave by Mc Doom one who
had lived there for 11 years
was given notice on January
2 to leave not later than the

lilIe By George Barclay

Page VI

Notice Of Award
The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarship
and Fellowship Plan is offering a limited number of scholarships at the Masters
Degree level for the 2007/2008 academic year in the United Kingdom.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to pursue studies in the
following priority fields:
Poverty Alleviation
Special Education (Impairment))
Gender and Development
Environmental Studies

The minimum requirement for consideration for studies at the Master's Degree
level is a Bachelor's Degree passed with a minimum Grade PointAverage of 3.0 or'

Please note that applicants must have obtained their Bachelor's Degree within the
last five years and their qualifications and/or training should be relevant to their
intended field of study.

Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary, Public Service
Ministry, 164 Waterloo Street, Georgetown and the Scholarships Department,
Training Division, D'Urban Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is October 27, 2006.

Permanent Secretary
Public Service Ministry

following Saturday. All the
other occupants of the hotel
were invited to a party at Mc
Doom's home on the night of
January 10. They all went
with the exception of Leslie
Alleyne and Patsy Anderson.
On the afternoon of January
10, Wilson told Vanderstoop
that he had to burn down the
place but on being asked
when he was going to do it he
said, "Don't worry about
that." On that same day Mc
Doom took a careful stock of
the items in the bar at the
hotel and later that day
removed a loud speaker, a
record player and amplifier
and about 25 cartons of rum
and 25 to 35 cartons of beer
and cigarettes and took them
to his home. He left the store
room nearly empty. At about
8.30 pm, the occupants of the
hotel, other than Alleyne and
Anderson were placed in a.
car and taken to McDoom's
home where a party was in
During the party, Wilson
went there and said to Mc
Doom: 'Lake, all gone." Mc
Doom took him aside and
spoke to him. Later that
night, some of the guests at
the party who were occupants
at the Ritz Hotel expressed a

Please turn to page XIV


Rejected by two courts, manslaughter convicts fought jail sentence

SOhday Chronicle Octob6, 15,;2006


~7~4~j~~jNefeJj3 ~kd41i:~WI :1 ftcJlI LITEUT

by Petamber Persaud
YES, there were some good-
ish things coming out of
fortunate to get hold of a few
of those goodies.
Those few gems I'm refer-
ring to came out of a hole that
was the location for the Book
Fest. Despite the ill-advised lo-
cation for a book fair, despite
lack of proper publicity and de-
spite the subsequent (very,
very) poor attendance, I was
happy with my acquisition of
a few significant Guyanese
books. This cache included one
of the first novels written on
Guyana (also tagged as 'the first
novel of Trinidad and Tobago')
and the first Guyanese novel
written by a resident Guyanese,
both books written by men as-
sociated with Trinidad and To-

The novel, THOSE THAT
Indian Indentures and Sunlit
Western Waters, written by A.
R. F. Webber was released in
1917, the year that saw the of-
ficial abolition of immigrant
labour from India to British
Guiana. This novel was in the
same vein as Edward Jenkins'
'Lutchmee and Dilloo' pub-
lished in 1877 describing the
bittersweet experiences of East
Indians in the colony of British
Guiana, exposing many of the
attendant ills of that slavery by
another name.
And it falls into a significant
category of Guyanese first nov-

(marking time)

els, numbering four between
1877 and 1917 including 'IN
Rodway, 1899, and 'GREEN
Hudson, 1904.
Webber was born on the is-
land of Tobago on January 1,
1879. Some twenty years later,
he came to live in Guyana at a
crucial and exciting period of its
history.-In his own words, he
described that era as not being
'jejune or insipid'. He was a
witness to many changes and in-
novations like the introduction
of the electric tram service, the
1905 and 1924 riots, the end to
East Indian Immigration, the first
issue of $1 and $2 paper money,
educational reforms, the great
rice embargo, glory days of sugar
and its greatest decline, and the
'abrogation of the 1891 Consti-
His other books include
and his magnum opus, 'CEN-
GUIANA', 1931, published just
.before he died in Guyana while
on duty travelling on a steamer
to Bartica on the Essequibo

(This title bears sentimental
value for me; over 30 years ago
I gifted a copy as a love token.)

Edgar Mittelholzer ushered
in the Guyanese novel writing
tradition with the publication in
1941 of his first novel,
going on to nurture and sup-
port that tradition into the
1950s and 1960s with the pub-
lication of his seven other
Guyanese novels which in-
cluded his best-known work,
The Kaywana Trilogy. He also
made sterling contribution to
the Caribbean literature, writing
novels on Trinidad and Barba-
dos places where he lived af-
ter migrating from his home-
He succeeded in becoming
the first professional novelist,
living off his writing, coming
out of Guyana and the
Anglophone-Caribbean because
of his do or die attitude by
which he lived and by which he
died. A philosophy that was
linked to his Swiss-German an-
cestry and nurtured by his ad-
miration for Wagner music.
Teutonic values and the perfec-
tion of German culture. Some
of these autobiographically fea-
tures a psychic split or psy-
chic integration were exhibited
in his fiction to such an extent
that 'Mittleholzer's life and lit-
erary career are probably more
closely interrelated than is the
case with most other writers'.
'In 1965. he re-enacted the
suicidal self-immnnolation of the
principal male character in
DRAMA' (1965), his final

work of "fiction", published
In 1941, he left Guyana
to join the Navy but was dis-
charged the following year be-
cause he was like a fish out
of water. After his discharge
from the Navy, he returned to
the Caribbean, setting up
home in Trinidad, furthering
and enhancing his career as a
novelist with the publication
in 1950 of 'A MORNING



Invitation to Tender
Ministry of Fisheries, Crops and Livestock

1. The Ministry of Fisheries, Crops and Livestock invites tenders from
suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake the following
Supply of Security Services to the Mon Repos Aquaculture
Station, East Coast Demerara, Region No.4

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the Accounts Department of the
Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown
upon payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in
favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each tender
document for the above projects.

3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the tenderer and marked on the top left-hand comer
"Tender for Supply of Security Services at the Mon Repos Aquaculture
Station, East Coast Demerara, Region No.4",

Tenders shall be addressed to:
The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not laterthan 14:00
hours on Wednesday, October 25, 2006.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 14:00 hours on October 25,
2006 in the boardroom of the Ministry of Agriculture at the above

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the
Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner-
General of the Guyana Revenue Authority.

6. The Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to
reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever and
not necessarily to award to the lowest tender.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofAgriculture

Expressions of Interest are invited for two vehicles,
one Land Rover, No. PGG 322 and one Mercedes
Benz, No. PHH 1501.

Vehicles may be inspected at the Guyana Lands and
Surveys Commission, 22 Upper Hadfield Street,
D'Urban Backlands by appointment. Appointment
can be made with the Senior Office Administrator by
calling 226-0524 to 9, 225-2969, 226-4053 or 226-
6490, Extension 129 or tpe. Corporate Affairs Manager
on telephone number 226-9521 from 08:00h to
16:00h, Monday to Friday.

Bids may be submitted in sealed envelopes, addressed
to the Chief Executive Officer, Guyana Lands and
Surveys Commission, 22 Upper Hadfield Street,
D'Urban Backlands, GEORGETOWN to be received
no later than October 27, 2006.
___ ___________________________'____.'i ~ ,, ;^ t_._ "'. ,
i- -- ^^^ --- w ^ ^^^ ^^ --- w ^ --- -- w ^- ^^^ ^^ -- ^M- --^ ---- - --- -- *;


This collection of the first
four novels written by Wilson
Harris, namely, 'PALACE OF
1961, 'THE WHOLE
ARMOUR', 1962, and 'THE
SECRET LADDER', 1963, was
published in 1985.
Wilson Harris is the
recipient of five honorary
doctorates. In 1968, he
obtained an Arts Council
Grant, and in 1971, he was a
Commonwealth Fellow in
Caribbean Literature at
Leeds University, UK. He held
the revered position of
writer-in-residence at many
universities around the world
including places like
Australia, New York, Texas,
Toronto and Cuba. In 1987,
he won the inaugural Guyana
Prize for Literature in the
fiction category and in 2002

he was awarded the Guyana
Prize Special Award. In 2003,
the University of Warwick
staged a conference in
honour of Harris.
In 1970, he was part of the
Convention of Caribbean Writ-
ers and Artists held in Guyana
planning for what turned out to
be the Caribbean Festival of
Arts (Carifesta).

In 1969, Beryl Gilroy, the
author of BLACK
TEACHER, created history by
becoming London's first

Please turn to page IX



By Terence Roberts
IN SOUTH America, after
Spanish and Portuguese colo-
nial rule ended, and new na-
tional creole cultures
emerged also as religious
dogmas, puritan and sexual
inhibitions were relaxed and
replaced by educated modern
social viewpoints and knowl-
edge based on mature reason-
ing. The modern literature of
South American nations
helped this transformation to
occur. A culture of pleasure
was given a voice through
both the content and linguis-
tic style of South America's
greatest novels (and poetry),
such as 'The lost steps' by
Cuban novelist, Alejo
Carpentier; 'A change of
skin' by Mexican novelist
Carlos Fuentes; 'Tent of
miracles', 'Dona Flor and her
two husbands', and
'Gabriela: Clove & Cinna-
mon' by Brazilian novelist
Jorge Amado; 'One hundred
years of solitude' by
Columbian novelist Gabriel

Garcia Marquez; and 'Hop-
scotch' by Argentine novelist
Julio Cortazar.
But it was two of South
America's greatest poets, Pablo
Neruda of Chile, and Octavio
Paz of Mexico, both winners of
the Nobel Prize for literature,
whose vivid and sensual hetero-
sexual and socially caring poetry
defined a culture of pleasure
based on contemplative wis-
dom, in our hemisphere.
Neruda's poetry transformed
ancient classic poetic forms,
such as Ode, into an innovative
conversational style of poetry
about the most simple plea-
sures of everyday life, such as
food, clothes, sex, mixing \\ith
the poor. visiting ancient pre-
Columbian landscapes. etc.,
which conveyed honesty, un-
derstanding and belief.
Paz, on the other hand,
writes in an intensely pleasur-
able language of sharp quick
truths and lush description. Paz
makes us grasp the joy of our
mortality in the present, while
reminding us that out human
state is not a curse, or something

we can irresponsibly place in
the hands of 'God', but rather
a gift for us to use for the bet-
terment and pleasure of our-
selves. Paz's poems have no
time to lose on unessential lan-
guage-games, but rather shows
us how to live with an open
mind, an open heart to all races,
all cultures, since we are all
bound by love or hate, pain or
pleasure. One of his greatest
short poems simply states: "If
man is dust, those who go
through the plain are men.'
Paz is one of the greatest
poets of physical and mental
pleasure between man and
woman which he describes in
the ancient cultural landscapes
of Mexico, Japan, or India where
he was Mexico's ambassador for
years. Somehow, these environ-
ments affect the pleasure of
lovers, as in one long poem
called 'Sun Stone' where he
writes: "Your loins are crystal,
and your loins are water, your
lips, your hair, the looks you
give me, they all night shower
down like rain.' And in 'Wind
from all compass points', he



A list of the items along with the bid form may be uplifted from the Delegation of
the European Commission, 11 Sendall Place, Stabroek, as of Monday, October
16, 2006.

The items may be viewed at 11 Sendall Place from October 18 to October 20 from
13:00 hto 16:00 h each day.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Delegation's Office no later than Friday,
October 27 at 16 00 hrs.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the follow position:


Registered Nurse/Midwife with a minimum of five (5) years
practical experience as a Nurse at a supervisory level.

Experience in Counselling and involvement in activities related
to HIV/AIDS along with training in Home Based Care would be
an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with

qualification and

Applications should be addressed to the Executive Director,
Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association GRPA, 70
Quamina Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, to reach
him no later than Friday, October 20,2006.

writes: "Down there, the hot
canyon, the wave that stretches
and breaks, your legs apart...
the foam of our bodies'. In 'Sun
Stone' he also shows us how
sex and love can remake the
world into a better place via
pleasure: "To love is to struggle,
and if two people kiss, the
world is transformed, the world
is changed when two people
look at each other, recognizing
love is to take off our clothes
and our names.
Paz understands that only
when we change our outlook on
ourselves, and on others, guided
by the goal of pleasure, whether
on the street, in commerce, at
home, in Parliament, etc.. only
then will our nations, our soci-, also become places of in-
creasing pleasure.
For Guyanese, the
strongest, most intelligent
and most truthful basis for a
local culture of pleasure, still
remains in certain novels by
Edgar Mittelholzer and
Wilson Harris.
Mittelholzer's 'Children of
Kaywanna' remains one of
Please see page IX
ONE OF the greatest modern
Guyanese novels ever
written, with people and
language of deep affection
and pleasure.

(Partl 11)

.- ..4'-.' ;'

Vend Ig& ei 'V


ICC CWC WI 2007 Inc.
caterers, traditional

is inviting qualified
vendors and

concessionaires to apply to sell food and
beverage at Providence Stadium during the ICC
CWC 2007 from March 28 April 09.

Interested persons may obtain and return
completed application forms to:

Guyana Local Organising Committee
91 Middle Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Attention: Nafeeza Rodriguez

Application forms may also be downloaded
from the Jobs and Tenders section of the
tournament website at

Completed applications should be returned to
the LOC office by Monday October 23, 2006.

For further information please email us at

ICC Cricket
World Cup

S.--a-y C' il -----bl-


Sunday Chronicle Qctober 1,5, ,2006


From page VIII
the greatest novels of
South American and the
world against racism and
social bigotry originating in
families and conventional
society. This novel, based on
the writer's ability to
understand the truth of real
lives in Guyana's foundation
as a multi-racial nation,
shows how a culture of
pleasure exists in the most
abusive and unjust colonial
history here, but this culture
of pleasure is the side that
Guyanese should choose to
comprehend, focus on, and
Mittelholzer's genius is that
he showed the culture of plea-
sure as a positive force strug-
gling to overcome the demonic,
violent and racist traits in his
best Guyanese characters. In
this novel, he left us five strong
characters for Guyanese genera-
tions to appreciate and build
on. Laurens, who fights his
own slavemaster powers and
racism, admits he can appreci-
ate and love black or non-white
women regarded as slaves, and
finally marries one. Susannah,
his sister, the white Guyanese
girl who feels at home in
Guyana's wild nature, likes to
bathe nude in creeks. and tells
her brother it's normal to love
and marry a woman descended

from African slaves, in defiance
of their father's racist opinions.
Reinald, is their intellectual
brother who reads incessantly
and is gifted in both the Arts
and Science. Hendrick Rol is the
wonderful young Dutch Com-
mander who supports Lauren's
marriage and the growth of
Guyanese society based on
family unions between all racial
types, Europeans and non-Eu-
ropean. And lastly, Adrian re-
sists the racist and crude
behaviour of his own mother.
vowing to fight the legacy of his
family's superiority mania with
these words: "1 shall live to
wipe it away; to poison the
minds of my children against
it!" Which is the final sentence
in this profoundly honest and
good-intentioned novel.
Wilson Harris's first seven
Guyanese novels also create a
culture of pleasure in the most
unusual ways. Harris's language
shows readers,both the sensual
pleasure and cosmic tranquility
present in contemplating creeks.
rivers, soil. rain, rocks, dried ri-
verbeds, busy backyards etc. in
Guyana. It is his unique language
that teaches the culture of plea-
sure. His novels teach this, we
do not have to paddle down a
river or live in the jungle to feel
this. just read his early novels.
In 'The Secret Ladder' he
writes: "The stars had been
sown like dense brilliant seed

within the supporting shadow
of the earth". That is a wise and
valuable sentence of cultural
pleasure. Here is another ex-
ample found in 'Palace of the
Peacock': "I saw the back of
her knees, and the fine beauti-
ful grain of her flesh."
One of Harris's greatest
novels and a masterpiece of
Guyanese literature is 'Heart-
In this precious novel,
the pains and struggles of his
characters lead to a coopera-
tive and practical culture of
pleasure based on self-reli-
ance, contemplation, intelli-
gence, kindness, and sympa-
thy. Such societal values are
found in Stevenson, the
lonely engineer; Kaiser, the
wise, kind, caring caretaker,
easily the greatest Afro-
Guyanese character in local
literature; DaSilva. the wise
pork-knocker and his preg-
nant Amerindian girlfriend
fleeing abuse. In 'The hole
armour', it is Cristo and
Sharon, the beautiful and
playful young romantic
Guyanese couple, vwho are a
brilliant model for Guyanese
youth, proving that a culture
of pleasure is the true basis
of an authentic Guyanese
modern identity that does not
stagnate in obsessions of ra-
cial colour, ancestry, and his-
torical pains.


From page VII
Black head teacher.
Writer and educator, she was born in Guyana in 1924, migrating to Britain in 1951 where she
extended her role as writer and educator, authoring educational books for children to counter 'Eurocentric
books foisted upon children in order to set their places in the slurry at the base of.the pyramid of
achievement' and her adult books were the 'rewriting wrongs imposed on the black man by correcting
the ills of historical misrepresentation'.
(Gilroy, Harris and Mittelholzer were born in Berbice, Guyana; the men were born in the
same town of New Amsterdam.)
THE ONE: The Story of how the people of Guyana avenge the murder of their Pasero with help
from Brother Anancy and Sister Buxton.
This book is Andrew Salkey's response to the death of Walter Rodney.
This is a recent novel by Guyana-born-Canada-based Raywat Deonandan who won the Guyana
Prize for Literature for best first book of fiction in 2000 with 'SWEET LIKE SALTWATER', a book
Deonandan read from at one of the few poorly attended readings at the National Library, Port of
CARIFESTA IX staged in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, September 22 to October 1, 2006,
was a faint semblance of what the Caribbean Festival of Arts ought to become some 34 years
after its initial staging in Guyana, 1972.
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:


The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is
intended that such funds be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken
by SIMAP Agency.

1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour,
materials, equipment and services for the construction and completion of th- -
following projects:-


i) Rehabilitation of Sommerset Cross Canal/Plantation Evergreen/New Road Farm
to Market Road. Reg. 2
ii) Construction of Paradise Multi-Purpose Centre. Reg. 4
iii) Construction of Rotterdam/Longsdale Multi-Purpose Centre. Reg. 6

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown, Telephone
227-3554 (Contracts Dept).

3. Bids from a Firm/Company must include a copy of their business registration,
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of
which only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria (Page 3-3) of the tender documents.

4. The cost for EACH Bidding Document is $10,000. Payment can be in
cash or by Manager's Cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency.

5. -Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less that 2% of the bid sum.
The Bid Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour
of SIMAP Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance
Company, using the form supplied by SIMAP. Personal cheques will not be

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box,
at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00h on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at which time they will be
opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives.

7. SIMAP reserves the right to reject the lowest or any bid and is not obligated to
give any reasonss.

Executive Director

1fVlO/ntV, O.t'o nsa

Page IX



x Guyana Chronicle

BEST wishes are extended to Michael and Shireen
Fredericks who tied the knot on September 23,
2006. Greetings from their loving parents, Lucy and
Harper Fredericks, sister Lavern and other relatives.
May God richly bless them.

HAPPY first wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Mohan and Elena Singh who celebrate
their special day today. Greetings from their loving
son, Tevin, parents, Mr, and Mrs. Claude Welch of
Diamond, East Bank Demerara, and Mr. and Mrs.
Phagu Singh of the USA..Brolhers, sisters, other
relatives and friends.

Guyana's rainforest provides b

backdrop for exchange of v

THE BRIDE wore white, the groom, a black suit.
The d6cor of the church/reception hall was
nature-inspired. There were delightful goodies,
glasses of champagne, a beautifully-iced wedding
cake, with blue butterflies that appeared to be
resting its surface. The most touching promises
were exchanged.
But that's where any hint of the traditional
marriage ceremony ended. The wedding of young
couple, Eliza Florendo and Luis Menendez on
October 7 last, was held deep in the peaceful
jungles of Guyana, concealed beyond the
Demerara River!

Brilliant sunshine covered
acres of virgin rainforest along
the Demerara River. Raindrops
from a brief shower earlier in the
day lingered, slightly blemishing
the romantic setting. But quick
reaction by the welcoming staff
at Arrowpoint Nature Resort
made the day's event superb.
Shortly before the ceremony
both bride and groom, glowing
with happiness sat down and
spoke with the Sunday
Chronicle about the joyous oc-
casion and the road to the altar.
Menendez was already
dressed in his jet-black formal
suit, accentuated by a white in-
ner shirt and bow-tie. It was
around 10:00 hours and Eliza
was getting the final touches to
make her appearance perfect.
She resides at Continental
Park, a few miles out of town on
the East Bank Demerara, and
worked as Director of Environ-
mental Management at the En-
vironmental Protection Agency
(EPA). She was studying at a
University in Germany four

years ago when a classmate in-
troduced her to the man who
made her his. wife two Saturdays
"She spoke to me in a uni-

ting he said he wanted me to
meet a friend."
His brother introduced
him to Eliza and the two ex-
changed email and messenger
addresses. They started chat-
ting often and even exchanged
photographs. They fell in love
and Eliza was invited to
Panama City in 2002, to meet
Luis and his family.
Luis said meeting her was an
amazing experience and he de-
cided to visit Guyana in 2003 to
meet Eliza's family. It was when
he was here on that visit that the
two took a romantic trip to
Arrowpoint and they both be-
came fascinated with its natural
"It's a brand new experience
for us! ...We felt that

Luis was earlier a bit worried
when it began to drizzle, but the
weather pulled together nicely as
the day wore on. But the
groom's family said it is popu-
lar belief in their world that a
little rain on a wedding day
meant showers of blessings for
the wedded couple with hopes
of a happy, lasting marriage.
Over at the bride's cabin,
things were pretty organised.
She appeared pure in a lily
white simply cut strapless

'This is like a dream to be married in the
land that I like. It's nice to get married in
the jungle. I always wanted a destination
wedding. Both of us are into nature and so
we thought it would be a great place to get
married. I wanted to do what my passion
is... to be out in the open and Guyana's
hinterland, not to far, but far enough to
take guests.'
Bride, Eliza Florendo.

versal language, one that doesn't
need an interpreter... and when
someone speaks to you that way
you need to answer," he said of
his bride.
The groom, Menendez, re-
called the meeting that changed
his life for the better.
"My brother was studying
in Germany and my fiance was
studying at the same university.
Me and my brother chat online
and one day while We were chat-

Arrowpoint is a great place. My
family were amazed with the
creek and this is 'nimelhing we
will never forget," lie said of the
journey across the Demerara
River, seven miles into the
Kamuni Creek.
"I am very happy, very ex-
cited," his soft Spanish accent
slipping through the English.
"My fiancee and I have been to-
gether for four years and this is
a great day for us... We will fi-
nally. be together i.a formna

Eliza and Luis In n

October 15, 2006i



own, hugging her curves per-
ectly and flowing naturally in
cleats which began to form at
ter waistline. She wore
watching strap wedge shoes
,nd her natural orchid bou-
luet was placed perfectly in
er hand. Eliza's hair was
lulled together and clipped in
French curl twisting from
ront to halfway down the
sack of her head, and falling
nto her back in one bouncy
A delicate white veil covered

her face and fell down her back,
ending in a trail-like fashion. It
blew beautifully in the wind as
she appeared in the main hall in
front of the dark river.
The sun shone brilliantly
upon the surroundings, its glow
upon the dark waters adding a
touch of gold to the greens and
browns of the palm trees and
deep forests, while birds sang
beautifully, some dancing just
Her brother took the
place of her absent dad, es-
corting her in fine style be-
side the man she was about
to wed.
Their smiles greeted each
other and their joys became con-
tagious, brightening every face as
Reverend Uklyn Hendricks be-
gan the ceremony.
"May your love be as pure
as gold and endless as a ring," the
Reverend said. The couple had
just, with confidence and great
pride, exchanged marriage vows,
pledging that they will "love,
comfort, honour and keep" each
other as long as they both shall
A 'Treasure Hunt' was later
held during which guests changed
into casual clothing and made
their way through the jungle and
river, some on foot and others in
canoes, finding treasures after
getting clues. At the end, the
bride presented the winning team
with a basket of delicious good-
They all danced to English
as well as Spanish music,
learning a few steps from both
"This is like a dream to be
married in the land that I like.
It's nice to get married in the
jungle. I always wanted a des-
tination wedding. Both of us
are into nature and so we
thought it would be a great
place to get married. I wanted
to do what my passion is... to
be out in the open and

Guyana's hinterland, not to far,
but far enough to take guests,"
the blushing bride said.
"We haven't destroyed the
virgin ecosystem and with a re-
sort like this we can get people
to come in and not destroy. This
way I can also get to see the
blue morpho butterfly, my
favourite," she said.
Mrs. Menendez said her
wedding took a lot of logistical
planning but a group of friends
and family helped.
Mr and Mrs Luis
Menendez left for Panama
last Monday, where they
plan on sharing the rest of
their lives. (Shauna

THE BRIDE and groom pose for this Delano Williams photograph shortly after taking their
vows at Arrowpoint Resort.

ture's bosom.

THE CABIN with a thatched roof in which the couple exchanged their vows.

SLouvre Frames,

wIth rough cast 30" glass.

13 Blades with 13 panes of glass $2,736.00
14 Blades with 14 panes of glass $2,978.00
15 Blades with 15 panes of glass $3,225.00

The Name You Can Trust.

*Hosto Cmplx 1"ailc-I Lad o Caaa *Boad'Rse al
el 2 '2 6-66 rei. AT-1 2 -9 0'3 Te:26-99Te:37-50

V ldi

-^-- -

Sunday, ChronicJe) Ootober, 1&5,,006

Grisham's first non-fiction

book may be his last
By Mike Collett-White
CHELTENHAM (Reuters) Bestselling author John
Grisham has turned to non-fiction for the first time, and,
surprised by the amount of time and energy it took, he
believes it may well be the last.
'The Innocent Man' is the real-life story of Ron Williamson
and his friend Dennis Fritz, who were charged with the 1982
murder.of a cocktail waitress.
'Williamson, who was mentally unstable, was convicted and
sent to death row in the United States, where he came within
five (iays of being executed for a murder he did not comnunit.

He and Fritz were eventually freed after DNA tests showed
there was no link between the men and the crime.
"This was too much hard work," Grisham said last week-
"Non-fiction requires endless research, fact-checking,
accuracy things I'm not know for," he told an audience
at the annual literature festival in Cheltenham, western
"This book probably took five times the effort that a novel
takes. I don't want to do it again."
Grisham was drawn to the story when he read Williamson's
obituary in the New York Times in 2004.
"Not in my most creative moment could I top this. This
was too good," said the 51-year-old, who was appearing at a
British book festival for the first time.
The miscarriage of justice against Williamson,
who shouted angrily at witnesses during his trial af-
ter he had been denied psychiatric medicine for
months, reinforced Grisham's doubts about the U.S.
legal system.



page II

L background:

-he Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to
support the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme (UAEP). The UAEP will be executed in three (3)
components between 2004 2009: (a) Investment Component: (b) Hinterland Project Preparation
,C2omponent; and (c) Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Component. Underthe Hinterland
project Preparation Component several pilot projects of representative technology will be implemented
establish sustainable institutional framework for hinterland and remote electrification systems.

ummary of Terms of Reference:

ie services required are part time. The Specialist will be required to assist the Office of the Prime.
ministerr in supervising the operational aspect of the hinterland pilot projects. The scope of this
assignment includes:
Preparation of project designs.
Advice on all aspects of project proposals relating to pilot projects.
Inspect and monitor the construction of demonstration projects by making periodic visits to project:
Supervise studies of selected hydropower sites.

qualificationss and skills specification:

At least ten (10) years experience in hinterland electrification and renewable energy technology;
Apracticing Professional Electrical Engineer:

At least B Eng. Level in electrical engineering or a similar technical discipline, training in renewable.
energy, rural electrification or environmental studies would be an asset.

Application Process:

a) A copy of the full Terms of Reference which includes detailed job responsibilities and skills
specification could be downloaded from the website or an electronic
copy could be obtained by sending a request to

The application letter should highlight the applicant's qualifications, experience relevant to the
duties described in the Terms of Reference and accomplishments in previous related

J) A full curriculum vitae including nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational
qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, and list of:
professional publications is required. Only persons who are nationals of IDB member countries
wil be considered. A list of the IDB member countries could be downloaded from the website
stated at (a) above.

d) The names, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail of three references must be

e) Applications in hard copy should be sent to:

Principal Project Coordinator
(Inserved Areas Electrification Programme
Suffice of the Prime Minister
Jight's Lane

Envelopes should be marked in the top left hand corner "Vacancy Electrification Specialist". Applicants
may submit applications by email to the address but a hard copy must also
be submitted. To enhance the security of submissions, all files should be submitted in PDF format.

f) The closing date for applications is on Friday, October 27, 2006.

ANDREW BEES recording one of his songs.
niany talented Jamaican musicians, including Don Carlos.
one of the founding members of the band. His father sold 'Ital'.
and many popular artistes would visit daily to buy the food,
making him familiar with the faces and the music scene in

With Vizion Sounds. he has launched his first solo album I-
ration, singing his thoughts and beliefs to the \x world.
I-Ration features 14 original tracks, including the title song.
which mainly gi\es thanks to God for life and the goodness it brings.
and encourages c\icryone to "shine for the children of the future".
In order to do that,. according to him. we ha\e to learn to overcome
unforltunanilc experiences and move ahead positli ely.
Another personal favouritc on the album is the number three
track. entitled 'Systci'. encouraging youths to educate themsel\ es.
learn aIboitl their roots and cultiirc and have beneficial plans in order
to survi\xc in the current system he describes as "diabolical".
The collection is complete with 'Call Upon Jalh.' Crazy over
vou'.' Wicked, Heathen'.' Justice'.' Dread'. 'As I rise'. 'Binghi.
Fire',' Brighten up my life'. 'Warning'. 'Strive', and 'Life in the
Ghetto'. tunes that are both graceful and inspiring.
As reflected in his lyrics. Andrew Bees is as brilliant as he looks.
Hlis debonair style reflects the kind of sound lihe brings to the 'world.
and certainly complements his impressive portfolio.
His well-groomed dreadlocks, tastefully falling halfway down
his back. identify him wx:ith the lifestvre he adopted 17 years ago.
and today he lyrically announces his beliefs and solution to a
brighter life, the world over.
"Every musician in Waterhouse came at my house to buv
food... many of them were my neighbours... My father was a Rasta
man and I find the Rastafarian theocracy to be quite interesting."
lie told the Sunday Chronicle.
Rastafarianism preaches equal rights, justice and brotherhood
and has a strong support base for victims of poverty, he said.
"Rasta always strong-hearted and they love life itself... dem
chant out the simplest things but it's so great... it's not a lot dem
ah ask fahl yuh know. Dem ask for unity and that is so great...
Rasta speak for the consciousness of the world... Rasta speak for
every nation. They have understanding to know that everyone is
equal, everyone has the ability to eat, and earn, and develop."
He has been in Guyana for six weeks but is not regularly seen
hanging out since he prefers to spend time reflecting on his
experiences and writing lyrics for new songs.
"Guyana is beautiful! Me like the energy of the people. Dem
have the energy like dem wan full move to a higher dimension." he
said of the Guyanese he has come across since being here.
Encouraging others to respect creation and think positively, hie
said, "The 'good things in life' is what I penetrate... If you're
feeling down there is still hope... give thanks for life and the good
it offers...Despite obstacles we have to carry on cause if we don't
carry on the generation will be lost. Life goes on, keep moving on...
no matter what happen to you in life you have to keep moving
Offering a bit of advice on escaping poverty, Andreiv Bees said
one should take time to budget, weighing needs against wants and
balancing spending. Money should be directed to the most beneficial
things, he said.
"I grew up in the poor side of town with the least opportunity,
but I can't let it get me down... I trod it the hard way searching for
the broad way... the broad.way is so big, it's like the highway, and
the highway never stops," he pointed out.
As for his plans, the artiste said he will continue contributing
to the development of his. family's Restaurant and Bar and Fashion
businesses. He is self-taught in the field of Business Marketing.
"My future plan is so simple... I just want to live. My
career has always been a growth... the music can't go no
further than to the people... My greatest hope is for my music
to get to the people." I .

Page XIIl



_Un'da? C1froiiibI&O. . .e. .X.. .



linked to weaker

bones in women

-- - - --- --'
U0 INilot 1

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Women who want to keep their
bones strong may want to keep their cola consumption to a
minimum, a new study suggests.
In a study of more than 2,500 adults, Dr. Katherine L. Tucker
of Tufts University in Boston and colleagues found that women
who consumed cola daily had lower bone mineral density (BMD)
in their hips than those who drank less than one serving of cola a
"Because BMD is strongly linked with fracture risk. and be-
cause cola is a popular beverage, this is of considerable public health
importance," the authors write in the American Journal of Clinical
Studies in teen girls have tied heavy soft drink consumption to
fractures and lower BMD. the researchers note. but it is not clear
if this is because they're drinking less milk. or if it ii due to an\
harmful effects of soda itself.
To investigate this question in adults, the researchers measured
BMD in the spine and at three points on the hips in 1.413 women
and 1,125 men participating in a study of the bone-thinning dis-
ease osteoporosis.
While there was no association between soft drinks in general
and BMD, the researchers found that women who drank the most
cola had significantly less dense bones in their hips. The greater
their intake, the thinner the bones, and the relationship was seen
for diet, regular, and non-caffeinated .olas.
Cola consumption had no effect on BMD in men.
Women who drank more cola did not drink less milk, but they
did consume less calcium and had lower intakes of phosphorus in
relation to calcium. Cola contains phosphoric acid, the researchers
note, which impairs calcium absorption and increases excretion of
the mineral. Caffeine has also been linked to osteoporosis. they add.
"No evidence exists that occasional use of carbonated bev-
erages, including cola, is detrimental to bone," they note.
"However, unless additional evidence rules out an effect.
women who are concerned about osteoporosis may want to
avoid the regular use of cola beverages."

Killings strike fear into

Indian witch doctors
By Biswajyoti Das
UTTARKUCHI, India (Reuters) With a traditional woven doth
covering her hair, elaborate jewellery and a red mark on her
forehead signifying her married status, Dimbeswari Bhattarai
looks like any other woman in this corner of isolated north-
east India.
But Bhattarai, 62, is far from ordinary.
She claims to possess special powers which enable her to cure dis-
eases, predict the future and drive away evil spirits. Bhattarai is a witch
doctor, or ojha, as the tribal people of Assam state call them.
Ojhas are figures of awe, fear, and suspicion among the illiter-
ate village people living in remote areas of the state.
But now the tables have turned and it is Bhattarai who is living
in fear in her village of Uttarkuchi after more than a dozen killings
of ojhas in Assam over the past few months.
Police say that around 300 people have been killed in the state
in the past five years for allegedly practicing witchcraft. The kill-
ers are believed to be dissatisfied customers who believed the ojhas'
potions or spells did not work.
"These days, after the recent killings, I am scared. But I have
decided to continue practicing even if it means death." she told
Reuters in her village mud house built on the edge of a forest, 80
km (50 miles) north of the state capital, Dispur.
Her neighbours say they don't believe in her powers. They re-
call an incident in which residents of two nearby villages came to
blows after she made a wrong prediction.
"We have lots of such ojhas here. But their claims are very hard
to believe. A handful of us know they are fooling people and sooner
or later they have to face the music," said Nakul Chandra Boro, a
local schoolteacher.
Many villagers turn to ojhas to cure diseases such as malaria.
jaundice and pneumonia which are widespread in the far-flung hilly
areas along the India-Bhutan border.
Home to half a dozen insurgent groups, some fighting for an
independent homeland and others for more political autonomy and
tribal rights, Assam has largely failed to attract much investment or
boost the standard of living of its people.
Uttarkuchi is a short drive from the frontier with Bhutan. There
is no electricity, safe drinking water or health care facilities for its
2,500 residents.
Anyone seriously ill has to be taken by handcart or bicycle
along a rough road which passes through thick bamboo groves and
forest to the nearest hospital about 10 km (six miles) away.
As urban India hurtles headlong toward a 21st century way
of life, the daily rhythms of many of the Bodo and Santhal
tribes who live in the remote province are guided bv ancient
superstitions and a belief in evil spirits. lT'.- : P ".17. ."

Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Health, Materials Management Unit
1. The Ministry of Health now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Supply and
delivery of the below list of items:
MoH 09/2006 Supply and Delivery of Vehicles (2) (Enclosed)
MoH 10/2006 LotA Physiotherapy -6 x Exercise Cycle and Ergometer
MoH 10/2006 Lot B Physiotherapy- 2 x Paraffin Wax Bath and Wax
Sterilizer Combined
MoH 11/2006 Food and Drugs- 1 x Laboratory Glassware Sanitizer
MoH 12/2006 Dental LotA 1 xX Ray Unit for Film Cassette and
Automatic Film Processor
MoH 12/2006 Dental Lot B 1 x Mobile Nitrous Oxide Sedation Unit
MoH 12/2006 Dental Lot C Resuscitation Unit
MoH 12/2006 Dental Lot D Dental Emergency Kits
MoH 13/2006 RHSLotA-100xSphygmomanometer
(BPApparatus w/Stethoscope)
MoH 13/2006 RHS Lot B 25 x Midwifery Kits

The delivery period is 2 months after awarding of contract.

2 Project number 9 is funded by CDC under the CDC Cooperative Agreement U62/CCU923074 for
the purchase of 2 x Vehicles (Enclosed)
3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in
the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible
Countries) as defined in the Bidding Documents.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Materials Management Unit,
Ministry of Health; contact persons are Ms Sabeita Hardeo and Ms Ms Raywattie Balkarran @ Bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents at the address below from
Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm.

5. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of Compliance from NIS and GRA should be
submitted for companies with offices registered in Guyana. Additional details are provided in the
Bidding Documents.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable
fee G $3,000 payable at the Ministry of Health, Brickdam. The method of payment will be by
cash. Bidding documents can be uplifted from the Materials Management Unit, Ministry of Health,
Kingston, Georgetown.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9 am October 31, 2006. Electronic bidding
will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9 am October 31, 2006. All
bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of (see below)
MoH 09/2006(Atotal Bid Security of G$ 214,800)
MoH 10/2006 No Bid Security
MoH 11/2006 No Bid Security
MoH 12/2006(Atotal 3id Security of G$120,000 )
MoH 13/2006 No Bid Security

8. The addresses referred to above are:

For Bid Clarifications and Bids Examination and Purchasing of Bid Documents
Ms Sabeita Hardeo or Ms Raywattie Balkarran
Materials Management Unit. Ministry of Health
Lot1 Mudflat, Kingston,
Tel 2269351, Fax 22 57767
E mail: oshaiff20D00Py)ahoo com
For Bid Submission and Bid opening
The Chairman
National Procurementand Tender Administration (North Western Building)
Ministry of Finance
Main and UrquhartStreet,


Pa~e XIV' Sunday Ch~o~i6IeOct6~r' 1'5,' 2'O~'6


GONE Frompage


wish to return to th(lie hotel. McDoom, on learning of this, said
to them, "Don't worry to go home. Sport going on till morning!
Who get drunk and who want to sleep can sleep right here".
He not only invited his guests to stay on, but made sure that
they did by demanding and obtaining the keys of the hotel
from an employee who had them.
Shortly before the flames engulfed the hotel that night,
Wilson was seen fleeing from the building. When told that
fire was raging at the hotel that night, Mc Doom is reported
to have told his guests "All yu don' worry with fire; the dance

going on all morning! Leh we dance up and sport up."
Hearing the appeal by the men before the Federal
Supreme Court were Justices Rennie, Archer and Wylie
About Inshanally and Ahmad, the Federal Supreme Court had
said: "They were sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. It was urged
on us that they played a minor role in the commission of the offence,
and for that reason, the sentences are manifestly excessive.
"The apparent minor role is in keeping with the plan as they
conceived it. They did all that were required of them. We see no
good reason to interfere with the sentences. The appeals are
dismissed," the Federal Supreme Court had ruled.
At the hearing of the appeal by Ishmael and others,
the Federal Supreme Court (FSC) had taken into account
the criminal law as it relates to murder, common design
to commit arson; death resulting from commission of
offence; involuntary manslaughter; accessories before the
fact to manslaughter; proof of manslaughter in case
against each accessory, accomplice and corroboration.

Several grounds of appeal were argued, among them, the

(a) That Vanderstoop might have been considered an accomplice
and the judge did not adequately explain to the jury what was meant
in law by corroboration; further, that he suggested matters as being
corroborative of Vanderstoop's evidence which, in fact, were not

(b) That manslaughter had not been proved because there was
no evidence of criminal negligence;

(c) That the judge did not sufficiently explain to the jury the
law relating to accessories before the fact;

(d) That the judge did not tell the jury that the fact that the
crime had been committed by Edward Wilson had to be proved
against the other appellants respectively by evidence legally
admissible against each of them.

The FSC also held that:
(i) The essential requirements of corroboration had been brought
to the notice of the jury and the direction on corroboration was
more favourable to the appellants than it need have been;
(ii) The crime committed was accidental but, nevertheless,
blameworthy and felonious killing and no question of criminal
negligence arose:
(iii) The judge had given the jury an adequate description of
accessories before the fact and indicated what had to be proved
before they could convict:
(iv) The judge had warned the jury whenever evidence
admissible only against a particular appellant was given that it could
not be used against the other appellants and had, moreover, directed
them to consider the case of each appellant separately and
independently. Accordingly. his direction had been adequate, the
Federal Supreme Court in its Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction. ruled.
and dismissed the appeal.

At the hearing of the appeal, the men were represented by B.O.
Adams. Q. C.. and lawyers C.V. Wight, and Rex Mc. Kay. Q.C.
Queen's Counsel Mr. C. Lloyd Luckhoo and Mr. W. R.
Parsram represented the Crown.

and general veterinarians untrained in dental issues.
"Cats and dogs don't complain they don't say a word."
Woodward said. "Even the wimpiest little poodle has a little of the
wolf in him that he doesn't want to show pain. It makes me sad to
think of it."
While veterinarians welcome the growing recognition
that animals should not be exempt from quality-of-life
benefits of medical surgery, they point to a few isolated
cases in which pet owners are over-eager to nip and tuck
their furry friends.
Orange County-based veterinarian Bemardine Cruz said she
heard of a colleague being asked to perform liposuction on a dog.
The vet refused. Tsuga'va recently declined a request to replace a
tiny incisor on a Chihuahua that worked in the movies because the
procedure was unnecessary and involved risk.
"Our pets are not a fashion accessory," said Cruz. "It's a little
The day after Anderl's procedure, the dog was running around
in circles, dragging his bed around and generally behaving like his
happy-go-lucky. boun, self, owner Auer said.
"It's not something that is well-known," Auer said of the
dental procedure she chose. "Maybe more dog owners should
look in to their animals', mouths .andmnke-sure the teeth are


Sunday 6Chronicle''October, 1.5,-' 2006

Hello readers,
INTERNATIONAL Disaster Reduction Day will be
observed this year on October 10. This week, we
will examine the significance of International
Disaster Reduction Day, the concept of disaster
reduction and the importance of disaster reduction.
This article will focus mainly on natural disasters
rather than man-made disasters.

The International Strategy for Natural Disaster Reduction
(ISDR) which has been adopted by the United Nations (UN) is
aimed at raising society's awareness to cope with natural di-
sasters. The Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction (IATF/
DR) is the principal body for the development of disaster re-
duction policy. It is headed by the UN Under-Secretary Gen-
eral for Humanitarian Affairs and consists of 25 international,
regional and civil society UN organizations. This body meets
twice a year in Geneva, Switzerland. Working Groups report-
ing to the IATF/DR bring together specialists and organizations
to discuss issues of common and global relevance to disaster
reduction such as climate variability, early warning, vulner-
ability and risk analysis, wild land fires and drought
The UN/ISDR secretariat and its partners have made disaster
risk education and safer school facilities the two key themes of the
2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign. The Camnpaign,
entitled 'Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School' aims to in-
form and mobilise Governments, communities and individuals to
ensure that disaster risk reduction is fully integrated into school
curriculum in high risk countries and that school buildings are built
or retrofitted to withstand natural hazards. The ISDR combines the
strengths of many key players through the Inter-Agency Task
Force on Disaster Reduction (IATF/DR) and the Inter-Agency
Secretariat of the ISDR (UN/ISDR).

A disaster is defined as an occurrence causing widespread de-
struction and distress; a catastrophe.
Photograph.showing a section of Georgetown during the Janu-
ary 2005 floods.",


The Government of Barbados wishes to
announce the opening of the Honorary
Consulate of Barbados. Captain Gerald
Gouveia, Barbados' Honorary Consul in
Guyana, will head the Office and is
inviting all Barbadians who are resident in
Guyana to visit the Office to be registered.

The contact information for the Honorary
Consulate is as follows:

R 8 Eping Avenue, Bel Air Park
Georgetown, GUYANA

Tel. No. 225-9648;.Fax No.,225-9646;
Email address: ggouveia7@(

Disasters can be classified as Natural and Unnatural/Man-made.
Natural disasters include: earthquakes, floods and mudslides,
major inner city block or high-rise fires and firestorms, tidal waves,
tornadoes just to name a few. Man-made disasters include: air-
plane crashes, train crashes and derailments, major power outages,
nuclear reactor accidents, and those resulting from use of weapons
of mass destruction or other terrorist activities.

This can be defined as the vague outline of elements considered
with the possibilities to minimise vulnerabilities and disaster risks
throughout a society, to avoid (prevention) or to limit (mitigation
and preparedness) the adverse impacts of hazards, within the broad
context of sustainable development.

The ISDR aims at building disaster resilient communities by
promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster re-

duction as an integral component of sustainable development, with
the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental
losses due to natural hazards and relatedte chnological and environ-
mental disasters.

Recognising that natural hazards can threaten any one of us.
the ISDR builds on partnerships and takes a global approach to
disaster reduction, seeking to involve every individual and every
community towards the goals of reducing the loss of lives, the socio-
economic setbacks and the environmental damages caused by natu-
ral hazards. In order to achieve these goals, the ISDR promotes
four objectives as tools towards reaching disaster reduction for all:
Increase public awareness to understand risk, vulnerabil-
ity and disaster reduction globally.
The more people, representatives of civil society and oth-
ers know about risk, vulnerability and how to manage the im-
pacts of hazards, the more disaster reduction measures will
be implemented in all sectors of society. Prevention begins with
Obtain commitment from public authorities to
Please turn to page XV

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme
Ministry of Public Works & Communication, Office of the Prime Minister
LO 1103/SF-GY
Bid No: OPM-UAEP-CS-02/2006

The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) toward
the cost of the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme (UAEP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds
for consulting services, specifically feasibility studies of two potential hydropower sites in Guyana.

The services include the general feasibility of the hydro-power sites at Chuing River Region 8 and Eclipse
Falls Region 1, considering the principal technical parameters, costs, potential markets for electricity,
economic merit and environmental and socio-economic impact. This study will be conducted over an eight
(8) month period commencing January 2007. Four (4) specialists must be assigned to this project a
Geologist or Geotechnical Engineer with at least a B. Sc. degree and 10 years experience in geological
investigations for hydro-power or similar development; a Hydro-power Engineer with at least a B. Eng.
degree and ten (10) years experience in hydro-power design and development; a suitably qualified
Financial Analyst with at least ten (10) years experience in the energy market; and a qualified
Environmental Specialist with at least eight (8) years experience in environmental and biodiversity /
conservation issues.

Acopy of the full Terms of Reference can be viewed

The Project Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister (PIU-OPM) now invites eligible
consultants to indicate their interest in providing the service. Interested consultants must provide
information establishing 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 qualifications.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development
Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American
Development Bank (current edition).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address given below from October 9, 2006 to
November 6, 2006, Mondays to Fridays during the hours 08:00 to 16:30 hours or by telephoning 592-226-
3759 or sending an e-mail to

Office of the Project Implementation Unit
Office of the Prime Minister
Wight's Lane

Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquart
Streets, Georgetown (northwestern building) by 9:00 am on Tuesday November 7, 2006 and must be
addressed as follows:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
Attention: Hydropower FeasibilityStud

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006



Page XV

PgXVC ronl e -

including the expansion of risk reduction networks.
The more entities active in disaster reduction share in-
formation on their research and practices, the more useful the
global body of knowledge and experience will progress. By shar-
ing a common purpose and through collaborative efforts we
can ensure a world that is more resilient to the impact of natu-

invitation for 12i'c c9J

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Health, Materials Management Unit
CDC Cooperative Agreement U62/C23648-01-2

1. The Ministry of Health has received funding under the CDC Cooperative Agreement
U62/C23648-01-2 for the purchase of Vehicles, Medical Equipment and Supplies and Office Furniture and
Equipment for the National Blood Transfusion Unit and now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the supply and delivery of same:

MoH 14/2006 LotA 1 ,4x4 Double Cab Vehicle
LotB 1 x 4 x4 Enclosed Vehicle
MoH 15/2006 LotA Medical Equipment (List given Below)

(Includes Hematology Coulter Counter The Coulte, AcT 5diff CP (Cap Pierce). Freezer -40 C Blood Bank
Refrigerator (500 units' capacity) Blood Bank Refrigerator (300 units' capacityy ) Blood Bag Refrigerated
Centrifuge ,Plasma Thawing bath, Large Autoclave, Oibital Rotator. Veitical Rotatoi. Microplate Reader,
Microplate washer, Incinerator, Blood Collecting Mixing Machine, Serofuge 11 Centrifuge., Blood Donor

MoH 15/2006
MoH 16/2006

Lot B Reagents and Consumables for Blood Transfusion
Furniture and Office Equipment for NBTS

(Includes Double Beds w/ matrasses. 3 piece suite. Small Office Desks. Waiting room (visitors) Chairs,
Includes Refrigerator, Microwave)

The delivery period is 2 months after awarding of contract.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidd: ig (NCB) procedures, specified in
the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries)
as defined in the Bidding Documents.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Materials Management Unit.
Ministry of Health; contact persons are Ms Sabeita Hardeo and Ms Raywattie Balkarran @
oshariff2000( Bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents at the address below from Monday
to Friday 9 amto3 pm.

4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of Compliance from NIS and GRA should be
submitted for companies with offices registered in Guyana. Additional details are provided in the Bidding

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee G
$3,000 payable at the Ministry of Health, Brickdam. The method of payment will be by cash. Bidding
documents can be uplifted from the Materials Management Unit, Ministry of Health, Kingston. Georgetown.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9 am October 31, 2006. Electronic bidding
will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person atthe address below at 9 am October 31, 2006. All bids must
be accompanied by a Bid Security of (see below)

MoH 14/2006
MoH 15/2006
MoH 16/2006

(Atotal Bid Security of G$ 280,000)
(Atotal Bid Security ofG$ 200,000)
No Bid Security

7. The addresses referred to above are:

For Bid Clarifications and Bids Examination and Purchasing of Bid Documents
Ms Sabeita Hardeo or Ms Raywattie Balkarran
Materials Management Unit. Ministry of Health
Lot 1 Mudflat, Kingston.,
Tel 2269351, Fax 22 57767
E m ail:.,: I iiirf2 'orn , I, ..........

For Bid Submission and Bid opening
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Ad mninistriation (Noi lh Western Building)
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Street,
S'--r;orgetov./n. Guyana

implement disaster reduction policies and actions .
The more decision-makers at all levels commit themselves to
disaster reduction policies and actions, the sooner communities
vulnerable to natural disasters will benefit from applied
disaster reduction policies and actions.
Stimulate interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral partnerships,


ral hazards.
Improve scientific knowledge about disaster reduction
The more we know about the causes and consequences of natu-
ral hazards and related technological and environmental di-
sasters on societies, the more we are able to be better pre-
pared to reduce risks.

Sustainable development is undermined where communities suf-
fer disasters or are threatened by them.
The escalation of severe disasters triggered by natural hazards
is increasingly threatening human security and sustainable devel-
opment. Thousands of lives are lost each year. of which more than
90 per cent are in developing countries. Tremendous damage is de-
stroying the living conditions of millions of people, especially the
poorest and most vulnerable. Population growth and rapid and un-
planned urbanisation are exposing more people to hazards in cities.
threatening the stability of their lives. Disasters can turn the devel-
opment clock backwards, and often times the lack of sound plan-
ning is the main cause of increasing disaster risk.

The C\plosi\ t gr io\th of large cities. their increasing vulnerahil-
it\. ilhe communication gap between scientists and end-users. the
lack of attention of stakeholders on risk reduction are contributing
to increase e he llc pact of hazar.dfs tiIh ah floods. severe storms.
earlihquiLkc, terrorist acti\ cities etc. on people and society.

Todas. the world has a wealth of knowledge and information
on disaster reduction at its disposal: the keN is sharing and using
this in a productive way through awareness-raising and educational
initnatix es so that people make informed decisions and take action
to ensure their resilience to disasters. Education for disaster risk
reduction is an interactive process of mutual learning among people
and insiitutiotns. Education is con\ eed through experience. estab-
lished learning arrangements, information technology, staff training.
electronic and print media and other means that facilitate the shar-
ing of information and knowledge to citizens, professionals.
organizations and policymakers, among a range of other commtu-
nity stakeholders.
Awareness and learning about risks and dangers needs to start
in early education, continuing through generations.
Much of the loss of humanu life and economic catastrophe can
be prevented byv cost effective governmental actions. Still we spend
too much time recovering from disasters and too little time pre-
venting them. The goal is to reduce fatalities, human suffering, en-
\ironmental damage and economic loss caused by natural disaster.

In the face of these disasters. individual and nations struggle to
live free. They inflict death and humans suffering, property dam-
age. economic loss and destruction of natural particularly renew-
able resources not just on a few indix idual but not entire cities,
regions or nations.
Developing nations like Guyana are the least able to recover
from disasters. are also the least prepared and protected and as a
result, suffer the greatest devastating impacts.
The January 2005 flood was one of the worst natural disasters
Guyana has ever encountered. Therefore, we are not immune to
natural disasters: hence disaster reduction should be a priority.
Humans have attempted to managed their natural envi-
ronment and thereby reduce the impacts of natural hazards
by developing technological control, modifying. the landscape,
and improving cultural practice to sustain and enhance plant
and animal productivity. The most effective way to foster
change is through education. Education can bring about a
change in attitude.

You can share your ideas with other
readers by sending your letters to:
"Our Environment", C/o EIT
Division, Environmental Protection
Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen,
GEORGETOWN. Or e-mail us at
epa with questions
nr ,,, c Ye, S. L

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

Page XVI

Sunday Chronicle.October, 15, 2D206


Black as the tropical night, the cat patted gently at shad-
ows dancing from the oil lamp's flickering orange flame.
Made from a small jar with a wick of tightly twisted paper,
the lamp sat on a table beside the bed where eight-year-old
Rona Mahilum was sleeping. Nearby, five of her brothers
and sisters nestled on woven mats, making the two-room,
wood-and-thatch hut a peaceful cocoon of sleeping children.
They were alone in a vast night on the edge of civiliza-
tion, high up a mountain on the Philippine island of Negros
Occidental, 300 miles south of Milan. The children's parents,
Rolando and Nenita, along with two other children, had set
off along the jagged paths earlier that day last May to sell
bread and coffee at a fiesta in Alimatok, a village over an hour
away on foot.
In the isolation of Mahilum, the soft glow of lamplight
had brought comfort to Rona and the other children as they
drifted off to sleep. But now, into the night, blazing oil sud-
denly spilled onto Rona's bed and splattered the floor.
Rona jumped up. She knew instantly that the meddle-
some cat had knocked over the lamp. Hearing sizzling, she
realized that her shoulder-length hair was on fire. The blaze
leapt to her night clothes.
Rona hit the flames searing her head and shoulders.
Safety was but a step to the door. Then, in the terrifying
light, she saw her brothers and sisters stirring.
With flames in her hair, her nostrils filled with smoke, Rona
grabbed the first child she could, five-year-old Cheryl. She
rushed down the ladder steps into the yard, where she laid
the child under the big banana tree. Then she ran back
through the smoke, squinting and holding her breath, and
lifted both Ruben, four, and Rhocelle, one, to safety.
The initial flash of flame had died down, and the fire had
begun its slow, serious business of spreading through the
house. Rona entered again, then carried Roberto, seven, out-
side. Dazed and coughing, he watched as his sister, her hair
and clothes still smoldering with smoke and small flames, ran
back into the house for nine-year-old Roda. Unable to lift
her, Rona frantically pushed her older sister to the window
and rolled her out.
With all the children rescued, Rona grabbed the family's
plastic pail, ran to the nearby stream and returned to the house
to douse the flames again and again. Finally, her small body
was overcome, and she collapsed facedown in the charred,
smoking rubble....
(Taken from "And a Child Shall Lead Them" by Henry

About the Excerpt
What a wonderful piece of writing! There was an inci-
dent to be rehearsed and it was done, plain and simple. The
writer knew what was to be written and did it forthwith.
This chosen piece also (like the others before it) is of a
manageable style that you can try out and soon be good at.
Note that even with the absence of dialogue, narration and
description come through with great effect. Look at the grip-
ping action. Look at the plot development. Look at how
devoid of all unnecessary words and intrusions. This is ex-
cellent writing!

Now, try to respond to the following stimulating ques-
tions to get deeper into Henry Hurt's writing.
1. In the absence of parents or guardians, how did eight-
year-old Rona react to the sudden happening? How methodi-
cal were her actions? Which of her thoughts and determina-
tion were captured? Write down words and phrases that the
writer has used to influence your findings.
2. What is implied by the following words?
..a) "black as the tropical night;"
a) "the cat patted gently at shadows;"
b) "alone in a vast night on the edge of civilization;"
c) "Safety was b.ut a step to the door."

3. At what point in the tale were you told that Rona was
soon to be overcome by her heroic zeal?
4. How do you think this story ends? Tell it to a study

Something to try: Make up a story about a young girl in
a similar fire-threatened situation and who is greatly influ-
enced both by parental guidance and other worthy influences.
Let's see how you would make her react in the face of dan-
ger. Do try to write. Discuss your effort with your teacher
or/and study partners.
Personal Check: What have you mastered well in your
writing so far? Do check and come up with a fair answer.
Look at the answer and resolve to add more skills to improve
reader interest and a better score.

Bringing the Story to Life
Reminder: There are many ways to bring a story to life.
One way to make your writing more interesting is to pay
attention to subject/predicate order. Just what is that? Well.
most often, the subject comes before the predicate. But to
make a sentence more interesting, you may reorganise the
predicate and put it first, and please do not overuse this strat-

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 I 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. (A sentence fragment is an incom-
plete thought.)

The following children's story has one or two sentences
written with their predicate first. Read and enjoy this well-
written story.
A black cat named Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh has a normal cat's fear of dogs. Last
Tuesday afternoon while crossing the front lawn, Winnie
spotted a neighbourhood stray moving in quickly from the
right. Winnie was away like lightning. Across the street she
dashed and up a steep hill into a garden of saguaro cactus.
Surely she would be safe here, hidden among these sturdy
desert plants.

But Winnie was wrong. The dog overtook her. With a
tremendous leap Winnie scrambled up the thick, woody stem
of a giant saguaro. Up, up she climbed, scrabbling franti-
cally until she gained then top.

Some neighbours spied the black-and-white cat sitting fif-
teen feet up on the very top of the huge cactus.

"Call the Humane Society!" cried one.

"No, send for the police!" shouted another.

"Get the Fire Department!' exclaimed a third.

But no one could help the little cat. Safe enough but
alone, she looked for all the world like a statue atop a tall
green column.

Far better it is to dare mighty
things, to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure,
than to take rank with those
poor spirits who neither enjoy
much nor suffer much, because
they live in the gray twilight that
knows not victory nor defeat.


The news of the cat's plight spread through the
neighbourhood. It came at last to the home of a little girl
named Pixie.

"That's my cat," said Pixie. "I just know it must be

So off they went, Pixie and her mother, to claim the cat.
But they could not get Winnie down. Darkness came, and
Pixie and her mother had to go home, leaving Winnie to her

Pixie began to cry. Her father came home and was greeted
with the story of Winnie's predicament.

"Can't you do something?" begged Pixie's mother.

"Please, Daddy," sobbed Pixie.

"Sure," said Pixie's father. "Just get me a can opener."

You guessed it. Pixie's father opened a can of tuna fish
and placed it in their backyard with the saguaro downwind.
As if by magic, the cat came home.

The next morning, Winnie the Pooh lay sleeping in the
kitchen with a look of contentment that can be seen only on
the face of a cat that has swallowed a full can of tuna fish.

A Closer Look at the Story
1. How is this story organized?
2. Is the writer's language suited to his audience and to
his topic? Give some examples. Who is the story intended
for anyway?
3. How does the writer help you picture the giant
4. How would you change the story if you were writing
5. Write out the few sentences with the subject/predicate
order reorganised. How effective are they, do you think?

Something to do: Develop a fulsome animal tale of your
own choosing using a structure suggested by the story
above. Read it to the members of your study group, and write
down their studied comments. After you have paid attention
to their comments, re-write it neatly and place it in a posi-
tion for persons to read and enjoy. Can the picture below be
useful in your effort?

Page XVIII Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

....... .... .. ......... ...^ ...-.. ., .

"f "



MODELS wearing clothes from Ferragamo's Spring 2007 fashion collection walk the runway
in Beverly Hills, October 8, 2006. (Chris Pizzello/Reuters)

Fertile women

dress to

impress, U.S.

study finds

By Maggie Fox, Health and
Science Editor

Women dress to impress
when they are at their most
fertile, U.S. researchers said
last week in a study they say
shows that signs of human
ovulation may not be as mys-
terious as some scientists be-
A study of young college
women showed they frequently
wore more fashionable or
flashier clothing and jewellery
'when they were ovulating, as
assessed by a panel of men and
women looking at their photo-,
"They tend to put on
skirts instead of pants, show
-more skin and generally
dress more fashionably," said
IMartie Haselton, a communi-
,cation studies and psychology
(expert at the University of
California Los Angeles who
led the study.
/ Writing in the journal Hor-
jmones and Behaviour, Haselton
and'colleagues said their find-
ings disproved the conventional
wisdom that women are unique
among animals in concealing,
even from themselves, when
they are most fertile.
Some animals release pow-
kerful scents when ready to mate,
while others display skin sclour
changes, but human ovulation is
notoriously difficult to detect.
!This is attested to by the fre-
quency of unintended preg-
nancy, aw. wll as test kits mar-

keted to women wishing to be-
come pregnant but unaware of
the likeliest time to conceive.
Haselton's team said their
study showed the cues are
there, even if men and women
are not consciously aware of
Women usually ovulate
on the 15th day of their men-
strual cycles, and this day is
when they are the most fer-
tile. Ovulation is easily de-
tected using urine tests, and
Haselton's team used such a
test to check fertility in their
They asked 30 university
students to come to their lab for
a test, without letting them
know the nature of the experi-
ment. "We asked them some
things about food, for example,"
Haselton said in a telephone in-
The women came back sev-
eral times over the course of a
month and were photographed
twice once in their fertile
phase and another time in their
least-fertile phase. The faces in
the photographs were blacked

The researchers asked 42
men and women, some older
than the volunteers, to assess
these photographs by asking,
"In what photo is the person
trying to look more attractive?"
The judges chose the pho-
tograph taki' "d'ufring the

women's fertile phases 60 per
cent of the time, Haselton said.
"This is well beyond chance.
They were pretty consistent,"
she said.
"One of the things we
found pretty interesting is
that people sort of have their
personal style, almost like
their uniform," she added.
"The women would show up
to the lab wearing something
pretty close to what they wore
before, but embellished."
For example, one woman
wore loose knit leggings and a
tank top in both photos. "In her
high fertility photograph, she
would be wearing a very pretty
tank top and she was wearing
more jewellery. The difference
was quite subtle," Haselton
The fertile women did not
necessarily dress more provoca-
tively, Haselton noted. "We did
see a little bit more skin. It was
my impression that the women
were just dressing a little bit
more fashionably, but not
Haselton also was interested
to note what did not happen.
"There's a popular notion
that when women approach
menstrual onset, they get out
their bloated clothes and they
pull out their sweats," she said.
"But we didn't find that to be
the case."
Haselton's team had ear-
lier reported that women
were more likely to flirt and
look at attractive men when



ARIES Whether you want to develop a business partnership or romantic
relationship. don't wait for the other person to make the first move right now.
Luckily, today will offer you the perfect opportunity to take control and make
your move. Grab it! Don't be too shy. Now is the time for bold action. You
have much more power and influence than you might realise right now ... and
if you do not use it, you will lose it.

TAURUS Whatever hesitation you've been feeling about a relationship will
disappear today when you get a phone call or an email that sheds some much-
needed light on the situation. Chances are, what you have been worrying
about isn't something you need to be worrying about. Your feelings are what
they are own them and own up to them! Denying your emotions any longer
will only delav the inevitable. Respect the way you feel and you'll teach oth-
ers to do the same.

GEMINI Get out of the past today yesteryear is only relevant in terms of
retro-clothing styles, classic movies, architecture, and musical inspirations.
?t's the future you should be focusing on right now. Let outmoded things
pass when it comes to romance and personal growth. They are history for a
-.,ion. The da% s of chivalry might be dead, but in their wake comes a wiser.
-.'re equal time full of opportunity. Get with the current times and think mod-

LEO -- !n a group situation today, someone will throw out an unusual idea
'hat might cause the room to fall into an uncomfortable hush ... because in-
::cvation can make people feel awkward. If they have never experienced somCe-
thung before., he\ don't know how to react. But if you identify with this idea
and have your own thoughts about how to improve upon it, speak right up.
Having the courage to respect a new idea and build upon it is a key quality in
a great leader.

VIRGO Despite the level of frustration that could be involved, determining
what is holding you back will be a fun mystery to solve today. Simply take a
look at the things you don't need in your life, and everything else will fall
into place. It's simple to determine, a little bit hard to address. Honesty is
always the best tactic. If you need to extricate yourself from an unhealthy or
unproductive relationship, just tell it like it is. Do not waste anyone's time.

LIBRA Looking forward into life is a great way to aim for positive changes,
and living in the moment is always good but today, it's looking back that
will offer you the most rewards, entertainment and insight. You may think that
the past few months were fairly uneventful, but they weren't. Time has given
you a fresh perspective on the adventures you have had, and your newfound
insight will give you inspiration for the next adventure you should tackle.

SCORPIO Today you'll be discovering things about yourself that could
include a few unpleasant surprises. Nevertheless, this is a productive period
for you ... many choices will be placed in front of you. Some are more serious
than others, so you should distribute your energy accordingly. Try letting
someone else decide on the little issues while you explore what it feels like to
relinquish control. You'll start to see some instant results.

SAGIrARIUS You will be rolling off of the right side of the bed this morn-
ing! It is as if you have been shot out of a cannon; you'll be so full of energy
that you could cause some damage if you don't have a plan on where you
want to land. You have been developing a growing understanding of a cer-
tain sticky situation, and today you will be able to channel your energy to
address it much more effectively than ever before. Use all your energy to de-
fuse a potential bomb in your social group.

CAPRICORN Every storm ends, so if today starts to get rough, remind
yourself of that fact. There are a lot of dramas going on in your life, although
none of them really have the potential to drive you off track. Do not make
major moves or attempt significant transformations today. Just hang on and
ride this out. In 'the evening, try to find some alone time with an engrossing
novel that can take you far, far away from your current reality.

AQUAITUS Beware of a bout of self-doubt to enter your day early on. As
soon as you recognize this stinkin' thinking' for what it is (a whole lot of noth-
ing), you'll be able to carry on with your day in a very productive way. Any
big events, major presentations or nerve-racking social engagements do not
deserve the weight you are giving them. Make yourself relax by realising that
less capable, less vivacious people than you have gone through it and suc-
ceeded why can't you?

PISCES It is time for some serious progress, which means it's also time to
stop playing around. Today you will need to put away your party shoes and
put on your work boots. You have got some serious work to do, but it
shouldn't be as bad as you fear it will be. As the day goes on you'll get into
a rhythm that will take you further than you thought you could go in half the
time. So dive right in, and get going the sooner you start, the sooner you'll

Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

Page XVIIl


Sunday Chronicle October 15, 2006

Page XIX

Medical Biotechnology

- Part 17

Pharmacogenomics 8
Genes and disease risks the case of Sickle Cell anemia
LAST week we provided a very brief prelude to a discussion on
sickle cell anemia as a classic example of the link between genes
and disease the involvement of our genes in our susceptibility to
disease as one of the best documented cases in medical genetics
with very useful local relevance because of our local human genomic
A few weeks ago this paper produced a valuable article on the ba-
sic aspects of sickle cell anemia, so we concentrate here more on
some of the technical aspects of the disease in relation to our ongo-
ing discussion on pharmacogenomics.

Genes, human hemoglobins and disease
There are several different variations of the hemoglobins the pig-
mented protein responsible for the colour of blood and key com-
ponent of red blood cells and their role in absorbing oxygen in our
lungs and transporting to the rest of the body. The hemoglobins
are generally classified as normal or clinically significant vari-
There are some variants of no clinical or medical significance. The
normal hemoglobins are:
Hemoglobin A major component normal hemoglobin after birth
Hemoglobin A2 minor component normal hemoglobin
after birth
Hemoglobin F fetal or newborn hemoglobin

The "abnormal" or clinically significant variants are:
Hemoglobin S the main cause of sickle cell anemia due
to the substitution of a single amino acid. In this case the normal
glutamic acid at position 6 in the chain is replaced by the amino
acid valine in the abnormal sickle cell globin protein (see figure 1
Within this hemoglobin variant called hemoglobin S exist three "sub-
variants" technically called haplotypes of which three are known
from sub-Saharan Africa, namely:
o Senegal haplotype
o Benin haplotype
o Central African Republic haplotype
The geographic range of these variations within the sickle cell he-
moglobin variant are shown in figure 2.
Hemoglobin C main cause of mild hemolytic anemia and
enlargement of the spleen splenomegalyy in medical terminology)
Hemoglobin E
Hemoglobin Constant Spring the designation Constant
Spring derives from the isolation of the hemoglobin variant in a fam-
ily of ethnic Chinese background from the Constant Spring district
of our sister CARICOM member Jamaica!
Hemoglobin H
Hemoglobin Barts
Hemoglobin Korle Bu designation derives from a vari-
ant discovered at the University of Ghana Medical school teaching

hospital at Korle Bu a suburb of the capital Accra. This study was
spearheaded by the Ghanaian icon of clinical research on sickle cell
anemia in Africa, Professor FID Konotey-Ahulu
According to an article published last year in a dutch journal of
clinical and chemical genetics from the Meander medical Center in
the Netherlands, the are also in existence the following variants:
Hemoglobin D-Iran
Hemoglobin D-Los Angeles
Hemoglobin G-Philadelphia
Hemoglobin J-Baltimore

While we are yet to ascertain the history of sickle cell anemia re-
search in Guyana, a noteworthy report which appeared in volume
25 of the Journal of Clinical Pathology published in 1972 docu-
ments the case of a "24-year-old female immigrant from British
Guiana" who had been ill with bone pain and gall stones stating "
she had suffered intermittent attacks of joint pain since childhood.
The spleen was not palpable." Obviously, sickle cell anemia must
have some clinical significance in the Guyanese population because
of basic principles of heredity and the famous Hardy-Weinburg
population genetics law! We present in Figures 2 and 3 the medi-
cal geography of the sickle cell hemoglobin phenotype for conti-
nental Africa and Middle East and India to demonstrate the link.

Medical geography of sickle cell hemoglobin

Global Distribution of some hemoglobin variants



Figure 2. Sickle Hemoglobin Haplotype Distribution in the Middle
East and India. The B'-globin haplotype found in the Middle East,
and India are shown. The haplotypes are identical in the two areasJ
The gene probably originated in India and was carried to the Perl
sian Gulf area by trade and migration. This point is unproven, how-q
ever. (Source:

The specific Gene cluster locations of the alpha and beta globin
proteins of hemoglobin on human chromosomes 11 and 16 are
shown in figure 3 below.

Hemoglobin S Africa, Middle East, India |

Hemoglobin C
Hemoglobin E

S.E. Asia

The specific geographic distributions in this branch of geography
called medical geography are depicted in figures 2 and 3.



Fig. 1. Schematic Represen-
le station of the Amino Acid
Substitution in Sickle Cell
Disease The chain of
colored boxes represent the
first eight amino acids in
the beta chain of hemoglo-
bin. The sixth position in
the normal beta chain has
glutaunic acid, while sickle
beta chain has valine. This
is the sole difference
between the two. (Source:

Continuation of

Rmino Rcids

Beta Globin Bene Clu
Chromosome 11


G fA


delta beta

5' 3

Hb F lb 112 Hb fl

Alpha Globin Gone Cluster
Chromosome 16

Zeta 2 Zeta I

Rlpha 2 Alpha I

5' 3' .

Fig.3: Gene cluster locations of the alpha and beta globin proteins
of hemoglobin on chromosomes 11 and 16

We will consider additional details on this next week.

To be continued next week.
All articles in this column are authored by John Caesar, the con-
sulting national project coordinator.
Email address:

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

Welcome to the 42151 edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

In India Diwali is the festival of sweets. Days hejore the festival the ladies of lite Jamil"y start
preparing traditional delicacies for the family and friends. On Diwali they distribute these sweets
to the fiends and neighbours and the need., We cannot imagine These sweets are veryt/amily.
specific. Each family has its own recipe ofthe cuisines which they use year afteryear.

Champion Vermicilli- -' cup
Milk 4 cups
Sugar V/ 3/4 cup
Cream 1/4 cup
Ghee 4 tablespoons
Almonds 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon powder I level tsp
Bananas 3 (small)

Fry Champion Vermicilli in 2 tablespoons ol'ghee, until
light gold in colour. Let it gets cold. Skin almonds then
chop them into small pieces. Fry in 2 tablespoons or
ghee, until well toasted. Boil the milk, add the
Champion I 'ermicilli and keep on stirring over low heat
until the Champion 1 'rinicilli is just cooked and the
milk is thick. (Do not over cook the Champion
Vermicilli). Reduce heat and add sugar little by little-
stirring all the time till the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat, when cold, mix in the cream.
almonds, cinnamon powder and chopped bananas.
Serve chilled.

2 cups all purpose flour
21 tbsp. fine grained semolina or rice flour
l1ilh isp. Champion Baking Powder
2 tbsp plain yogurt
I 14 lups AnnI \Vwalcr
"2 tsp. safflion threads, slowly dry-roasted alnd
powde red
3 cups sugar
2 2/3rd cups water
N tsp green cardamomi seeds po"\der
' tbsp. kewra water or rose water
Ghce or vegetable oil for frying

Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour. Champion
Shaking' Powder. yogurt and 3i4th cup of'the water in
a bowl (preferabl' a ceramic bow \). \hx \ell with a
Shisk. Mi\x well auid then add rcmainite water and
1 SIh t(sp. ol'sn'tfion po\x der. and x\%hi',k unlil smooth.
Sc asidel Iot iboul 2' hours o ternient. \Whisk
thoroughly before use. Prepare one siring syrup by
dissolving sugar in thie x\ atcr. Just bellore the syrup is
ready add sa.nton and cardainomn powder. I leal oil in
a heavy cooking pot. Por Ithe batter in a ,steady
stream (or coconut shell withl a hole) into the pot to
birm coils. Make a ftewn at a time. Deep Ii'y them
until tichev are golden and crisp all o\ er but t iot irown.
Remove frorn thlie pot ,and drain on kitchen paper and
imtmerse int the syrup. Leave fo r at le.'a.t 4-5 minutes
so thalit hev soak tlie sy rup. 'Take them out ofl t'sip
and ser\'c liot.

SP'ON.SORID ;)* TIlE 1f "I lC' 'l R"R iRS OF

Baking Powder r s Icing Sugar
Custard Powde.r ASA FA S Curry Powder
Black Pepper" Garam Masala

11~--~-1. ---- -- --------~~nrra~---rc~6~rPsP-~sla~l~



By Josh Grossberg

E!Online Forget the closet. A new lawsuit is accusing R.
Kelly of trapping a former pal in the basement.
The trouble-magnet singer was on the receiving end of a
suit earlier this month accusing him of roughing up a one-time
employee as well as reneging on a royalty deal allegations
Kelly's spokesman calls "a pathetic collection of half-truths,
distortions and outright lies."
In the complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Henry
'Love' Vaughn claims he served as "mentor and guide" to Kelly,
39, and was affectionately known as 'Uncle Henry Love' by
the singer. But the good vibes ended earlier this year, when, the
lawsuit asserts, Vaughn was badly beaten in the cellar of Kelly's
suburban Chicago home.
In a separate interview with the Chicago Sun-Times
last spring, Vaughn said he could not specifically explain
what set Kelly off, but speculated the dispute may have
started during an NBA All-Star Game watching party on
February 19, when Vaughn says he carped about the
performer's seven-year-old daughter dancing on a pool
table like her daddy's adult friends.
Immediately after, he claims in the lawsuit he was
pummelled by one of Kelly's crew and then at Kelly's behest,
Vaughn says he was hauled down to the singer's basement,
where the Grammy winner "repeatedly struck [Vaughn] about
the face and body with his fists."
Vaughn included several exhibits in the lawsuit to backup
his claim, including medical photos of a bloody lip, documents
from the hospital detailing his emergency room visit and a police
His complaint also has a claim for breach of verbal
contract, alleging he suggested to Kelly the idea for a track
inspired by the "steppin' dance craze that ultimately
became the track 'Step in the Name of Love', but that Kelly
broke a promise to pay Vaughn half of the royalties earned
from the tune.
Vaughn is seeking unspecified damages for assault, false
imprisonment and breach of contract, among other claims.
Kelly's publicist, Allan Mayer, dismisses the allegations in
a statement, calling Vaughn a "disgruntled former employee and
hanger-on" who is trying to bilk money out of the singer. Mayer
says that Olympia Fields police had already investigated
Vaughn's allegations and determined "there was nothing to them."
The lawsuit, Mayer continues, is "a pathetic collection of
half-truths, distortions and outright lies." As for the breach of
contract claim, Mayer says Kelly has penned more than 2,000
songs solo and has never needed use of a collaborator.
"To suggest that [Kelly] needed Mr. Vaughn's help to write
a song or that he offered him any portion of his songwriting
royalties is ludicrous," Mayer says.
Kelly, meanwhile, remains in a drawn-out legal battle over
his infamous sex tape. He's facing 14 counts of child
pornography for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl on
camera. Kelly has pleaded innocent to the charges.
In June, the embattled entertainer suffered a setback
when Cook County Criminal Court Judge Vincent
Gaughan gave prosecutors permission to screen the
sexually explicit footage in open court. No word yet on a
trial date.

ROBIN WILLIAMS in 'Man of the Year' from Universal Pictures. (Handout/Reuters)

Robin Williams is

By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) To
hear comedian Robin Will-
iams tell it, politics as usual
in the United States is no
laughing matter, even if he
makes a lot of jokes about it
in his new movie 'Man of the
"This is not about one
party or another. This is about
how the whole system sucks,"
Williams told reporters.
He criticised the influence of
special interest groups, the mil-
lions of dollars needed to cam-
paign for office and the negative
advertisements candidates use
to hurt their rivals.
Director Barry Levinson's
satirical 'Man of the Year' hit
theatres on Friday, aiming to
tap into voter disenchantment

ahead of the November U.S.
election with a story of an acer-
bic talk show host, played by
Williams, who runs for presi-
Williams teamed with
Levinson for 1987's anti-war
film 'Good Morning Vietnam',
and it earned the comedian an
Oscar nomination for acting.
This time around, the pair is
trying to shed light on a politi-
cal system the two believe is
deeply flawed.
Levinson has been down
this road before with 1997 po-
litical satire 'Wag the Dog',
about how a Hollywood pro-
ducer and a Washington pub-
lic relations expert concoct a
fake war to cover up a presi-
dential sex scandal. During
the term of President Bill
Clinton, that story sounded

By Christopher Thompson and Mabvuto Banda

LILONGWE, Malawi (Reuters) Malawi authorities granted
Madonna an interim order to adopt a one-year-old boy from
the impoverished African country, a senior court official
said on Thursday.
The announcement brought to a climax Madonna's
controversial week-long charity visit to the southern African
country during which her aides denied earlier reports by
government officials that she planned to adopt a child.
"Madonna was granted an interim order to adopt the child,
which means that there's going to be a subsequent hearing by
the same court to either allow her to adopt the child or not,"
the high court's deputy registrar Thomson Ligowe told Reuters.
Under Malawian law the hearing must take place within
two years.
"This also means that she has been put on observer
status to see how she will relate to the child, and people
from social welfare will have to observe that. The court
will depend upon their observations to make a final
decision," Ligowe added.
The 48-year-old singer, a master self-promoter, has kept
largely out of the limelight since arriving in Malawi on October

all too familiar.
"'Wag the Dog"' was made
in a more innocent time and a
less cynical time," Levinson
said. "We are in a much darker
period, a much more cynical pe-
riod, therefore you have to find
a movie that is going to work in
another time."

In 'Man of the Year', Will-
iams portrays political commen-
tator Tom Dobbs who runs for
president as an independent
candidate in an election that is
marred by a glitch in computer-
ised voting. Sound familiar?
Not only are marred vote
counts a fact of presidential
campaigns, but a celebrity run-
ning for office is nothing new.

There is, after all, California
Gov.. Arnold Schwarzenegger,
and fans of Jon Stewart and
Oprah Winfrey are printing T-
shirts and running Web sites to
draft them for president in 2008.
Williams might make a
good candidate, although he
says he is not interested. He
is beloved by fans who re-
member him in movie roles
such as the divorced father
who dresses as a nanny to be
near his kids in 'Mrs.
Moreover, there is a serious
side to him that has shown
through in recent years in dra-
mas such as 1997's 'Good Will
Hunting', for which he won an
In 'Man of the Year', Will-
iams' fans see both the old
comic satirically ripping the
U.S. system and the new dra-
matic actor who has a rather
simple message for lawmakers:
Tell the truth.
Yet, the star said being a
real-world public servant is not
on his agenda, and he wondered
how his past drug and alcohol
use, which as recently as August
landed him in rehabilitation,
would sound in those nasty
campaign ads.
He considered what might
have happened to Thomas
Jefferson the principal author
of the Declaration of Indepen-
dence, third U.S. president and
ambassador to France if he had
been forced to publicly ac-
knowledge an affair with black
slave Sally Hemings.
"You might be extremely
qualified, but if your life isn't
squeaky clean, you can't be
president," he said. "If you ap-
plied the same moral standards
to most of the presidents we've
had, they wouldn't even be
Then, the serious Williams
turned funny. "Mr. Jefferson,
you've got a call on line 2," he
said, then changed his voice to
mimic Hemings: "I told you, I
wouldn't wait in Paris...You
said I'd be first lady."
The reporters laughed
but to Williams, it was no

4, although she was seen wearing a safari hat and in a jovial
mood on a visit to one orphanage.
Ligowe said Madonna was
free to take the boy, David
Banda, an orphan, when she
leaves Malawi, most likely on
He added that there were
conditions attached to the interim
order but declined to give details,
citing confidentiality provisions of
the process.
Henderson Geza
Dyedyereke, the headman of
Lipunga. the boy's village near
the Zambian border, confirmed
the adoption plan on
MADONNA Wednesday.
He told Reuters he was
informed of the adoption by Rev.
Thomson Chipeta, the executive director of the Home of
Hope Orphan Care Center in Mchinji, where Banda is
being cared for.

-NNA'-l TO

Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd