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Guyana chronicle
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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.


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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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MANILA (Reuters) In the crowded sprawl of Ma- For years, Manila North Cemetery, a public graveyard in the WITH THE vOMPIMEN S
nila, the living must compete for space with the dead. centre of the capital of 12 million people, has been a thriving corn-
Fortunately for Virginia Bernardino and hundreds munity for those evicted from their homes or flocking from the prov-
of other slum dwellers who have moved into the larg- inces for better opportunities in the big city.
est cemetery in the Philippines, the deceased don't After being forced from their state lot beside the cemetery
seem to mind. to make way for a new graveyard, Bernardino and her hus-
"So far we have not seen any ghosts here," the soft- band have converted her mother-in-law's mausoleum into a

Carolan crowned
Mrs. South America
Mrs. South America, Carolyn Lynch and reigning
Mrs. Globe Mada Papadakos strike a pose for
cameraman Quacy Sampson. Papadakos of
Greece sashed and crowned Lynch at a gala
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border dispute with
Suriname, met President
Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday at
State House.
Guyana has submitted writ-
ten arguments for its case and
is about to commence oral argu-
ments. In February 2004, the
Guyana government moved to
invoke the UN Convention on
the Law of the Sea process af-
ter being unable to reach agree-
ment with the Suriname govern-

ment on an appropriate arrange-
ment that would allow for the
joint exploration and exploita-
tion of the natural resources of
the disputed area pending a
settlement of the border dispute.
Guyana invoked these
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in order to settle the question
once and for all- the question

of the maritime boundary be-
tween the two states, a de-
limitation of the boundary
line from the coast where the
two countries borders meet
out to a distance of 200 miles
Sir Shridath is a former At-
torney General of Guyana
and a former Secretary Gen-
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Cricket Stadium, East Bank
Demerara early next month.
Mr. Shekhawant arrives in
Guyana next weekend, but the
Indian High Commission in
Georgetown has not released a
full programme of activities.
However, the Guyana
Chronicle has learnt that
apart from meetings with high
level government officials, he
will also meet with the
Speaker of the National
Assembly. The Vice President
of India is chairman of the
Rajya Sabha, the upper house
of India's Parliament.
The Providence Cricket
Stadium. building to first host
quarter final matches of Cricket
World Cup 2007 in the West
Indies, is being constructed with
funding from India. US$6M
was given as a grant, and
US$19M as a soft loan.
The stadium is not likely to be
fully completed by the time of
Shekhawant's visit.
While in Guyana. he will also
launch a computer lalh loo ryat the
UlniveNilty ot (lGuyna named after
Rabindrnaulh lhTagor, who won
the 1913 Nobel Prize in literature.
The last lime an Indian Vice
President came to Guyana was in
Then Indian Prime
Minister, the late Indira Gandhi
visited Guyana in 1968.

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by young people in all re-
gions of Guyana is among the
targets the Minister of Cul-
ture, Youth and Sport Dr.
Frank Anthony set last
evening at the eighth presen-
tation ceremony of the
President's Youth Award
Programme Republic of
Guyana (PYARG).
Yotuig people aged 14-25 werec
a\\arded for their participation in
this yewa's progranlme. which re-
iquired thai they undlerake activi-
ties in the uivas of service, expedi-
lion. skill und physical Ircreation.
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Prime Minister Samuel Hinds presents a trophy to
Cornelius Roberts, who received the award for Region
Three which was adjudged the best participating region
in this year's PYARG

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time. Awards were handed out in
the bronze, silver and gold catego-
Minister Anthony said that
he would like to see participa-
tion increased by 50 per cent
and wants to see the
programme reach out to include
other areas of challenges for the
To date. the programme is
in all ten regions with over 4.
200 participants. PYARG was
created in 1998 when Guyana
adopted the model of the
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
which was launched in Brit-
ain in 1956.
Ilhe participants carry out
hospital \ olunteier work and con-
ser\alion work. undertake expe-
ditions that encourage a spirit of
adventure and understanding of
the environment. engage in craft
training to infonnation technology
and other initiatives.
Minister Anthony an-
nounced that through the


PYARG, some 1, 800 peer edu-
cators will be trained thanks to
the Health Sector Development
Unit, with funding from the
World Bank.
He said the young people
are a group at risk and the peer
educators would be able to talk
to their colleagues about safe sex
practices. He also called on par-
ents to talk to their children
about sex. since this would en-
courage healthy sexual practices.
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds.
said the experiences of the young
people involved in the programme
helps to build the unity in Guyana.
1He said the image of the country
being a divided one should be cor-
Presenting awards at last
evening's ceremony were
Minister Anthony. Prime
Minister Hinds. Minister of
Labour Mr. Manzoor Nadir
and former Minister of Sport,
Youth and Culture Ms. Gail


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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006

Bush talks security

with Iraq PM

'There are no strains in the relationship' White

House spokesman Tony Snow

By Mariam Karouny and
Claudia Parsons

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) -
Iraq's prime minister and
U.S. President George W.
Bush agreed to accelerate ef-
forts to build up Iraqi secu-
rity forces during talks yes-
terday that capped a week of
public tension between the
two leaders.
"There are no strains in the
relationship," White House
spokesman Tony Snow told re-
porters at Andrews Air Force
Base in the United States after
the 50-minute video confer-
"The president is very
happy, actually, with the way
the prime minister is working."
Prime Minister Nuri al-
Maliki and his U.S. backers
have been struggling to bring
stability to Iraq more than three
years after the U.S.-led inva-
sion. Sectarian violence kills
around 100 people a day and
political wrangling is hamper-
ing reforms.
The announcement that a
Marine died from wounds in
Anbar- province on Friday
brought the U.S. death toll so
far this month in Iraq to 98, the

By Anis Ahmed

DHAKA (Reuters) Fierce po-
litical rioting in Bangladesh
killed at least 10 people and
wounded about 500 yesterday
after the man nominated as
caretaker leader withdrew
just hours before he was due
to take the oath of office.
Prime Minister Begum
Khaleda Zia's five-year man-
date ended on Friday. Former
Supreme Court chief justice
K.M. Hasan was to have been
sworn in as head of a caretaker
government on Saturday, ahead
of a national election due in
The opposition, citing
Hasan's past association with
the Bangladesh Nationalist
Party, had accused him of be-
ing biased in favour of the gov-
ernment and unsuitable to over-
see the election.
Street battles between sup-
porters of rival political parties
which erupted on Friday have

highest since January 2005, add-
ing to the pressures on Bush
ahead of the November 7 mid-
term elections.
Bush's Republicans face
possible loss of control of Con-
gress in the November 7 elec-
tions, with dismay over his Iraq
policy a critical factor in voter
intentions. Polls show growing
numbers of voters want to see
troops starting to come home.
"We will defeat the enemy in
Iraq," Bush told a rally in Indi-
ana as he stumped for an endan-
gered Republican incumbent.
"We have a plan for victory.
Our goal is a country that can
sustain itself, govern itself and a
defend itself and will be an ally
in the war on terror." he said.
Snow said Bush told Maliki elec-
tion-year pressure over the war
would not weaken his support
for Iraq's government..
"Both leaders understand the
political pressures going on,"
Snow said. "But the president
told him don't worry about poli-
tics in the United States because
we are with you, and we are go-
ing to be with you."

Maliki was angered this
week when U.S. Ambassador

killed 16 people in the last two
days. police and hospitals said.
"We are facing a very vola-
tile and unpredictable situation."
a police officer said. "The uncer-
tainties are lingering and tension
In a statement issued to lo-
cal media, Hasan said he had de-
cided to withdraw because ma-
jor political parties had failed to
agree on his appointment.
"I was prepared to serve ...
national interest, but the level of
mistrust between the political
parties has made my position
untenable," the statement said.
"It is best I should stand
aside rather than be a hurdle to
the political process."
Yesterday, following the vio-
lence, Bangladesh President
lajuddin Ahmed summoned po-
litical leaders to discuss the cri-

Ahmed had proposed that

Zalmay Khalilzad seemed to
assure impatient American
voters that the Iraqi leader was
following a U.S.-backed time-
table of performance "bench-
marks". He hit back with a dec-
laration that no one could im-
pose timetables on Iraq.
On Friday, Maliki and
Khalilzad papered over the
cracks with a joint statement
after a meeting, saying the
Iraqi government had
timeliness" for political devel-
opments employing the
word at the heart of the debate.
"We have agreed to speed
up the training of Iraqi secu-
rity forces in order to move the
security responsibility to the
Iraqi government." Maliki's of-
fice said in a joint statement af-
ter the video conference with
Building an effective Iraqi
security force is a key plank
in Bush's plans for an eventual
withdrawal of 140.000 U.S.
Maliki told Reuters on
Thursday he could get violence
under control in six months if
the U.S. military gave his
forces more weapons and re-
sponsibility. A top U.S. general
said this week it could take 12

he could stand in as the care-
taker government chief, said
Abdul Jalil. general secretary of
the opposition Awami League.
"I discussed this with Imy
party chief (Sheikh Hasina)
and allies, and conveyed to the
president that we do not ac-
cept his proposal," Jalil told
Instead, Ahmed will nomi-
nate an alternative caretaker
leader by this evening, Jalil
Earlier, outgoing premier
Khaleda told a rally in the
capital that her party would
accept whatever the president
decided and that all other par-
ties should agree to it.
Street battles broke out be-
tween rival political activists
on Friday evening after
Khaleda made her farewell ad-
Protesters blocked high-
ways, burned vehicles, and at-
tacked offices of Khaleda's
BNP and the homes of some

or 18 months for Iraqi forces to
be ready to take responsibility
for the whole country.
Maliki said in yesterday's
statement a committee had been
fonned to speed up training of
Iraqi forces. Iraq's national secu-
rity adviser, defence minister and
interior minister will sit on the
committee with the U.S. com-
mander in Iraq, General George
Casey, and ambassador
Casey said this week 300
Iraqi security forces were killed
during the Muslim holy month
of Ramadan which has just
Driving home the difficulties
of building an effective Iraqi se-
curity force, gunmen kidnapped
11 Iraqi soldiers at a fake check-
point north of Baghdad yester-
day, officials said.
Six Iraqis, including three
women and two children, were
killed in Ramadi yesterday in
what police and a hospital doc-
tor said was a dawn airstrike.
The U.S. military said it
had no reports of air strikes at
that time but that troops came
under attack several times on
Friday and responded with
tank fire and "precision mu-
nitions" a phrase commonly
associated with air-launched

ministers, police and witnesses
Political analysts said the
protests were the fiercest since
a popular uprising in 1990 that
toppled military president,
Hossain Mohammad Ershad.
That uprising was led jointly
by Khaleda and Awami League
chief Sheikh Hasina. They have
since become foes.
Ten more people were
killed yesterday, five in Dhaka,
two in eastern Narsingdi, one
each in the southern port city
of Chittagong, northern
Kurigram and western
Kushtia. Six were killed on Fri-
Witnesses said police fired
rubber bullets and tear gas to dis-
perse the fighters, who included
members of the opposition
Awami League, the BNP and
BNP ally Jamana-e-lslami.
Several policemen were
hurt by stones hurled by the
rioters, who damaged dozens
of vehicles in the capital.

No climate action

may spark economic


LONDON, (Reuters) Ignoring climate change could lead
to economic upheaval on the scale of the 1930s Depres-
sion, underlining the need for urgent action to combat glo-
bal warning, a British report on the costs of climate
change said.
Tlhe report by chief British government econorrust Nicho-
las Stern. a '7-page summary of which was obtained by Reuters,
says the benefits of determined worldwide steps to tackle cli-
mate change would greatly outweigh the costs.
The 700-page report to be published tomorrow, said that
no matter what we do now the chance "is already almost out
of reach" to keep greenhouse gases at a level which scientists
say should avoid the worst effects of climate change.
It said the world does not have to choose between tackling
climate change and economic growth, contradicting U.S. Presi-
dent George W. Bush who pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol
against global warming in part because he said it would cost
"The e\ dence gathered by the review leads to a simple con-
clusion: the benefits of strong, early action considerably out-
weigh the costs," said the report, prepared for British Prnme
Minister Tony Blair and finance minister Gordon Brown
"Our actions over the coming few decades could create risks
of major disrupton to economic and social activity, later m this
century and in the next, on a scale similar to those associated
with the great wars and the econorric depression of the first
half of the 20th century," it said.
It precedes U.N. climate talks, starting in Nairobi on No-
sember 6. focusing on Fiding a successor to Kyoto which ends
in 2012.
Blair is pushing for a posl-Kyoto framework that would
include the United States the world's biggest producer of green-
house gases that cause climate change as well as major devel-
oping countries such as China and India.
Kyoto obliges 35 rich nations to cut emissions of green-
house gases -'which come mainly from burning fossil fuels in
power plants, factories and cars by some five per cent from
1990 levels by 2008-12. Many Kyoto nations are above tar-

Stern said that, on current trends, average global tempera-
tures will rise by 2-3 degrees centigrade within the next 50 years
or so, compared with temperatures in 1750-1850.
If emissions continue to grow, the earth could warm by sev-
eral more degrees, with severe consequences that.would hit poor
countries most, the former World Bank chief economist said.
Melting glaciers would initially increase flood risk and then
reduce water supplies, eventually threatening one-sixth of the
world's population, mainly in the Indian sub-continent, parts
of China and the South American Andes, he said.
Declinung crop yields. etpectally m Africa. could leane hun-
dred-s of nullions unable to produce or buy enough food. he
,aid. Risimg sea level., could result in tens to hundreds of nmil-
lions more people flooded each year.
The report estimates stabilismig greenhouse gases in the at-
mosphere will cost about'one per cent of annual global output
by 2050 But if the world does nothing, it could cul global con-
sumption per person by between five and 20 per cent.
Siem called for a coordinated international approach to com-
bat climate change, saying the effort niut be shared fairly by
nch and poor. He suggested nch nantons take responsibility for
enussions cuts of 60-80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.
Countenng global warning would bring new opportunities
to industry he said. estimating the market for low-carbon en-
erg. products could be worth at least $500 billion a year by
He advocated a doubling of worldwide public spending on
research and development inio low-carbon technologies and a
sharp increase in incenrives to encourage people to use them.
Stern said a global carbon price was needed, affixing a
clear cost to pollution, and this could be created through
tax, trading or regulation.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006 0

UNC walks out ""'
p appoint a new
ousted three-
deputy and to
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said Deputy G
(Trinidad Express) Mem- take a seat. roar, as they threw side remarks moved a motion to extend the Scott suffeputy G
bers of the Opposition UNC "Order! Order! Please take and laughed loudly during the 150-day period granted for him take the tiny Ba
on Friday walked out of the your seat!" Sinanan repeated. walkout. to appeal a guilty verdict Earlier in h
Parliament, after House Sharma lashed back, "1 can- "What happened today is a against him on April 24. the independent
Speaker Barry Sinanan de- not sit in this Parliament." very unfortunate development Chief Magistrate Sherman But on Fri
cared former prime minis- Sharma then walked out. He for this Parliament." said MeNicolls found Panday guilty wanted a leader
ter Basdeo Panday's Couva was followed by Opposition Sharnma in a brief telephone in- of failing lo declare his hank ac- enough and, ye
North seat vacant. Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. terview with the Express. counts for the years 1997, 1998 pendence."
d aThe income
Sinanan stated that, in ac- Oropouche MP Roodal lie said the Speaker did anid 1999 respectively. as is re- he reigned
cordance with the provisions of Moonilal. Naparinma MlP Nizam not allow any opportunity\ quired inder the Integrity in post. He is crci
section 49 of the Constitution. Baksh and Nariva MP Harry for discussion on this ifunda- Public Life Act. ing while bring
"the seat of Couva North, held Partap. menit al issue and this re- Baratlria/San Juan MP Dr centre and vacL
by Mr. Basdeo Panday, is de- Political Leader of the Op- fleeted thle PNM's dirty Fulid Khan had attellptcd to get coast of NorthC
dared vacant with effect from position Congress of the People, work" at play. an extension to the period The centre-
the 24th day of October 2006". Winston Dookeran, and fellow "You are dealing xx itli hu- granted to Panday. but was un- support from b
On the heels of Sinanan's Congress members Ganga Singh, man beings... in Parliament able to do so. 63,000 resident
statement, Fyzabad MP Gerald Yetming. Manohar practices there must be room However, Persad- United Ber99 mu8.
Chandresh Sharma jumped to Ramsaran. Dr Fuad Khan and for discussion... Parliament is a Bissessar herself had admit- A general e
his feet and said this was an Gillian Lucky remained firmly place where \we can talk." ted that the party did Brown ran
unjust move by the Speaker. seated as the UNC members Sharma said. Panday's bidding by not seek- returning to Be
"This is a grave injustice," stormed out. Palday's seat became va- ing an extension, since he did "I am a s
said Sharma, as he was sternly Members of the Govern- cant after no member in the not want to depend on the change," party
instructed by the Speaker to ment benches went into an up- House of Representatives ruling PNM to assist him. Friday night.
ership and tht
son waiting fi

ida's premier

i by former deputy

Bermuda, (Reuters) Bermuda prepared to
v premier yesterday after the ruling party
year incumbent Alex Scott for his former
urism minister.
wn, 60, upset Scott 107 to 76 late on Friday in
essive Labor Party delegates and lawmakers.
i government is set to be sworn in tomorrow,
ov. Mark Capes.
red in opinion polls after launching a drive to
ritish mid-Atlantic territory to independence.
is campaign, Brown had signalled he would put
ce bid on the back burner.
day, he told the party conference that people
"strategic enough. courageous enough, connected
s, stubborn enough to move them towards inde-

ng premier was Bermuda's tourism minister un-
on October 12 to campaign for the party's top
edited with boosting visitor numbers and spend-
ing new air routes to the international financial
it ion spot more than 600 miles (960 km) off the
left Progressive Labor Party has picked up core
lacks, who make up the majority of Bermuda's
ts, and is leading in polls against the opposition
Ia Party, which ran the island for 30 years until

election must occur before the end of 2008.
a medical practice in California for.years before
rmuda to run for office in the early 1990s.
supporter of change and this represents
y member and legislator Terry Lister said on
"Dr. Brown has an aggressive style of lead-
at's a good thing. He's not a laid back per-
or something to happen. He makes it hap-

By Andrea Welsh

BRASILIA, Brazil, (Reuters)
- When Amazon Indians
armed with bows and arrows
invaded a Brazilian iron ore
mine this month, they drew
attention to a smoldering
problem President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva will face
if he wins re-election as ex-
pected today.
Lula has staked his cam-
paign on aid for the needy, es-
pecially a new welfare
programme that reaches 11 mil-
lion poor families.
But some of Brazil's poor-
est including thousands of In-
dians, many on reservations in
the Amazon rainforest have
seen life get tougher under Lula,
tribal leaders say.
"Today Indian lands are be-
ing invaded by farmers, ranch-
ers, by illegal miners, even by
companies." said Marcos
Apurina, a member of the
Apurina tribe and a coordinator
with the Coiab Amazon Indian
coalition. "This wasn't a prior-
ity for Lula."
Over the centuries, the In-
dians have suffered enslave-
ment, exterinination campaigns,
disease ande n'cLi.
They now number about
734,000 in around 230 tribes,
according to government fig-

Flare-ups in rccciil years

have been frequent.
Last week, more than 200
Xikrin tribe members donned
feathers and war paint and de-
scended on the Carajas mine in
the eastern Amazon, trapping
workers and nearly forcing one
of the world's largest miners to
cancel million-dollar deliveries.
The occupation ended
peacefully when the Indians
agreed to talks. But many inci-
dents have ended in violence.
A report by the Indigenous
Missionary Council said mur-
ders. assaults and other crimes
against Indians surged after Lula
took office in 2003. More than
120 Indians were killed in three
years, triple the number killed in
the preceding three-year period.
Police have also found the
bodies of miners on Cinta Larga
tribal lands in the western Ama-
/on after a diamond strike
started drawing poor fortune
hunters to the area.

Lula addresses indigenous
rights in his campaign platform,


pledging to set aside more land
and give Indians a stronger
voice in governing themselves.
But many tribal leaders say
similar goals were not met in the
first term. Lula's administration
was slower to create Indian res-
ervations than any government
since the 1980s, tile lIndigenous
Missionary Council found.
Indians legally own nearly
13 per cent of Brazil's land.
mostly in the rainforest states
of the distant north and west.
Land conflict tends to mir-
ror agricultural growth in Brazil
and Lula's first term saw the
biggest farming boom in years.
World demand for exports
like beef, sugar. soy and iron ore
tempted farmers and ranchers to
cut deeper into tllhe l ainfosi to
harvest trees, dig for minerals
and plant crops.
The exports lifted the
economy, pleasing most Bra/il-
ians and foriegn investors. Thel
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lion Ultil I Fc tirarv 211'. lwhien
gunmen Chired bh y laincliirs killed
U.S. nun Dorotlhy Stang. \\,ho
lived in the Alniazon helping fIor-

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est dwellers fight for land rights.
Beyond violence. Indians
suffer from disease and famine.
Last year. several Guarani-
Kaiowa children starved to
death in Mato Grosso do Sul
state. Brazil's largest cattle
ranching area. were tribes had
been squeezed onto 3.212 acres
1.,300 hectares) of land.
When the Indians spread
out to occupy contested areas,
ranchers got a court order and
had them evicted by police.
Many Indians still believe
Lula is better than the alterna-
tive. says Kleber Matos. who
works for Lula's campaign
when not oiln the job at the Edu-
cation Ministry.
It helps when llat alterna-
li\ e is Geraldeo A.\lckni, a poli-
tician from Brazil's industrial
south who champions tax cuts
and1 lower lending rates.
"Alckinin says lie wilt in-
cri'ease aid to families but
later on lie will cut it.," said
Cesar Ferreiro de Sa. 1a
Flulili-o Indiani froi tihe
northeast who peddles handi-
craft in Brasilia.

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Panama to unveil

canal toll hikes
By Tom Brown

MIAMI (Reuters) Panama is expected to unveil next week
its plans for increasing tolls on the Panama Canal to help
pay for a $5.25 billion expansion of the world famous wa-
terway, a senior government official said.
"It's a lot of money, it's about a third of the economy."
said Ricaurte Vasquez. Panama's minister for canal affairs, re-
ferring to the cost of the project.
Panamanians overwhelmingly approved the plan in a refer-
endum on October 22 and the overhaul will allow their inter-
oceanic canal to handle mammoth modern cargo ships.
Vasquez. a former finance minister who also chairs the state-
owned Panama Canal Authority that administers the canal.
spoke in an interview with Reuters during a visit to Miami late
on Friday.
Panluna has already put canal customers on notice that it
would like to doiible canal tolls over the next 20 years to fi-
nalincc the expansion. \Vasqu(c/ said.
He said it had never been made clear how soon the
hikes on the U.S.-built "Big Ditch." which first opened in
1914, would he phased in, however.


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An Editorial Viewpoint


IN THIS editorial space last Sunday, I expressed a "view-
point" on why the restructuring of the Guyana Elections
Commission and an independent probe into the alarming
disappearance of 30 AK-47 assault rifles and five pistols
from the Guyana Defence Force should be considered with
urgency as matters of national importance.
Since then, there have been reports in the local media, in-
cluding the Chronicle, of a wanted criminal, Anthony Heywood,
known as 'John Kirby', who was shot dead by the police two
Saturday evenings ago at Agricola village.
According to the police, the 24-year-old Heywood, alias
'Kirby', was connected with 13 murders, including the
assassination of Agriculture Minister Sash Sawh on April 22
when three of his siblings and security guard were also shot to
death. Robbery was NOT a motive, as the police were to con-
It is now most intriguing to learn of Kirby's alleged involve-
ment in Sawh's death. The moreso as neither the high command
of the GDF nor the Guyana Police Force has been able to pro-
vide ANY clue to suggest the narrowing of suspects in either
the sensational killings of Sawh and others since that
terrifying tragedy of six months ago. Or, how the large quan-
tity of weapons was stolen from the army's armoury two
months earlier. Dead men can't talk.
Later, last week, there were media reports that one of the
armed robbers who had beaten and terrified a West Demerara
family on Tuesday drowned while trying to escape. When the
body of this still unidentified robber was fished out of the wa-
ter, the lawmen found an Ak-47 rifle strapped across his back.
At least nine of the spent shells found at the scene of the
armed robbery, the public has been told, were fired from that
AK-47 weapon found on the dead man. Further, and again quite
intriguing, the AK-47 rifle found on the dead robber was also


traced to the assassination of Agriculture Minister Sawh.
It is supposed to be, according to what the security forces
are claiming, the latest of stolen GDF assault rifles to have been
recovered. Again, dead men can't talk.

Progress and Questions
The GPF, now under the command of acting Police Com-
missioner Henry Greene, could well be commended for being
very much on the offensive within recent months to curb the
criminal rampage that has afflicted this nation for far too long.
But nothing of relevance has happened since the mysteri-
ous and quite unprecedented theft (in terms of quantity and
place) of 30 AK-47 rifles from virtually under the noses of the
soldiers in command at GDF headquarters, Camp Ayanganna
and the unprecedented assassination of a cabinet minister in the
Caribbean Community case of Sawh!
To this day, neither the GDF nor GPF, for all the resources
and intelligence at their disposal, has come any way near to
signalling that, finally, they may be on the right track to finding
even ONE of those heavily armed criminals, allegedly dressed
in black clothes similar to policemen, who murdered Sawh. Or,
in narrowing the gap in the hunt for the daring, conspiratorial
thieves of the Ak-47 and other weapons.
Indeed, it must be of pressing concern that neither the re-
covery of a few of the stolen AK-47 rifles from bandits shot
and killed by the police, or the one found on the armed robber
last week, provide ANSWERS as to WHO stole that
many weapons from the GDF; or HOW this criminal act could
have gone unsolved to this day.
The stolen weapons were bought by taxpayers' money. The
GDF and the GFP are maintained like security forces the world
over at great public expense to serve the nation with compe-
tence and integrity. Not to have their weapons stolen and, worse,
being brazenly and contemptuously used to rob, murder and
maim, including a cabinet minister, with the security forces ap-
pearing rather impotent.
So, who really killed Sash Sawh with the weapons stolen
from the GDF, as Guyanese are now being told with increasing

frequency in media reports? There are, of course, other unsolved
executions, including those of Ronald Waddell and construction
magnate Gazz Sheermohammed.
What's the connection between the stolen GDF weapons
and the seemingly entrenched criminal network at Buxton Vil-
lage, for instance, yet to be effectively dislodged by the com-
bined resources of the GDF and GPF?
While the police are continuing to seek after wanted mur-
derers and armed criminals, as well as providing assistance to the
GDF in recovering the stolen AK-47 rifles, the disclosure of
Kirby's death and link with Sawh's execution, and also the
weapon found on the body of the drowned robber, reinforce
the demand for an independent Commission of Inquiry into the
disappearance EIGHT MONTHS ago of those weapons from
the GDE
Since dead men can't talk Kirby or the drowned rob-
ber let those with the powers stop the pussy-footing ex-
ercise and move swiftly to initiate an independent
inquiry into the stolen GDF weapons. Such a probe could
remove lingering fears of a massive cover-up in a most dan-
gerous criminal conspiracy and restore shattered public
confidence in the independence and integrity of the GDF.


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Exit from parliament creates new precedent in T&T politics

TRINIDAD and Tobago seems to be creating more precedents
in its governance politics. As reported in this column last Sun-
day, Prime Minister Patrick Manning had to face the unenvi-
able unique development within CARICOM of being publicly
rebuked a fortnight ago by both his Attorney General and the
Director of Public Prosecution.
On the other hand, last week's precedent had to do with
Manning's arch political rival, Basdeo Panday, a former Prime Min-
ister and Opposition Leader.
On Tuesday October 24, the flamboyant founder-leader of the
United National Congress (UNC) lost his seat, amid controversy,
in the House of Representatives after 30 years as a parliamentar-
In the case of the reprimand suffered by Manning, it resulted
from controversial comments he had made on "a political platform"
(his People's National Movement's 41st convention) that both AG
John Jeremie, and DPP felt could undermine the independence of
the justice administration system.
Panday had to vacate his seat
as the MP for the Couva North
constituency he has represented
for three decades, as a consequence "
of a two-year prison sentence
against which his appeal is pend-
ing, while he remains at home on--
The conviction in April this
year, resulted from charges
for failing to disclose to the Integ-
rity Commission a London bank
account that he shared with his
wife. According to the country's
constitution, an MP sentenced
to two years or more must vacate
his/her seat 150 days after sentenc-
To overcome this problem, a PATRICK MANNING
motion could have been approved
by parliament, prior to the expiry of the 150-day period, for a 30-
day extension. This would have had the effect of Panday remaining
the Couva North MP though debarred from attending meetings of
parliament while next week's scheduled court hearing of his ap-
peal against conviction takes place.
Approval of such a motion would, of course, have required the
support of the governing PNM which holds the majority in the
36-member House of Representatives. But, for reasons not clear,
no such motion was introduced in a timely manner by any of the
two factions of opposition MPs originally elected as representa-
tives'of a noW fractured UNC.
''Whei tie' Hbuse of Representative met on Friday, there was a

dramatic walk-out by the ten UNC parliamentarians to demonstrate
their declared "disgust" at the Speaker's announcement of the offi-
cial vacancy of Panday's Couva North constituency. The other six
opposition MPs who now form the Congress of People the
breakaway faction of the UNC, remained in their seats.
Controversy has perpetually surround the public life of Panday,
undoubtedly Trinidad and Tobago's most controversial and charis-
matic post-independence parliamentarian who became the first
Prime Minister of East Indian descent in that major plural society
of the Caribbean Community..
Not surprisingly, therefore, the era of Panday as parliamentar-
ian as distinct from the irrepressible warrior politician, even at 73
- came to a controversial end last Tuesday.
He has vowed, with patent, characteristic flourish "to hell with
the (governing) People's National Movement" (which he blames for
his inglorious demise); or any other source for that matter.
"I will not ride off into the political sunset", he has defiantly
declared. "They will either have to kill me or jail me. I will con-
tinue to serve the constituents of Couva North with whom I have
worked for more than 30 years..."
Politicians of the calibre of Panday irrespective of perceived
or real corrupt fault lines that tarnished an otherwise dynamic po-
litical career simply do not hang up their gloves and quietly walk
off stage.
Particularly so in the very robust political environment of
Trinidad and Tobago where there remains so many political options
and unanswered questions about the quality of governance and in-
dependence of its vital institutions legal and otherwise.
It remains an environment in which Panday seems to think he
could still wield influence in its multi-ethnic base. But the options are
not expected to include his possible return to either the de jure lead-
ership of the UNC of which he was its founder-leader; or with him
again seeking re-election to parliament.
He could, however, use what remains of his "moral and charis-
Inatic authority" (to quote Roodal Moonilal, the MP for the
Oropouche constituency), in checking the slide to ultimate destruc-
tion of the UNC.
Panday could also be a force to contend with during the forth-
coming general election depending on the outcome of his pending
court cases and the timing of the national poll.
His participation in a campaign for an expected early general
election could be a decisive factor in determining the fortunes of
Winston Dookeran's fledgling Congress of People (COP) the re-
cent breakaway elements from the UNC that now gallantly seeks
to be the alternative to both the UNC and PNM.
He certainly seems destined to linger, fondly or with
resentment, in, the psyche of the people of Trinidad and Tobago
as trade'uhionist,'politiclan, parliamentarian, cabinet minister, Op-'

position Leader Prime Minister, or simply a folksy, likeable public
figure, or as deceptive, crafty politician. In a way, his un-ceremo-
nial end as a parliamentarian is sad, whatever fate awaits him in
coming court trials.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has explained to the
media that as parliamentarians of the UNC they respected the "ex-
pressed wishes that he (Panday) had no desire to be beholden to
the PNM" for approval of an extension motion.
"After all", as she bitterly argued, "this is the same PNM that
had victimised, persecuted and prosecuted Panday and hounded him
out of office..." A dissenting view, as reflected in last
Wednesday's Trinidad Guardian editorial, is that Panday "has only
himself to blame...He was the au-
thor of his own demise".
Within CARICOM, Panday
would not be remembered as hav-
ing reflected any deep passion for
regional economic or political inte-
gration and as Prime Minister and
then Opposition Leader, he had
flip-flopped on the establishment
of the Caribbean Court of Justice
(CCJ), preferring, in the latter role
to maintain access to the Privy
Council in London.
But as a political leader, in and
out of government, his contribu-
lions in helping to reshape post-
independence social, cultural and BASDEO PANDAY
political developments in his na-
tive land could hardly be ignored even by his staunch opponents.
In John La Guerre's instructive political biography of Basdeo
Panday the chapters on 'Leader of the Opposition and Struggle for
Power': 'In Office but not in Power'. and 'An Indian Prime Minis-
ter in a Creole Society' are quite helpful in an understanding of
Panday's political roles in and out of government.
On reflection, Panday may well have been, in his latter
years in politics, his own worst enemy. But there are many
sides to this very astute and highly controversial politician who
is not easy to seriously analyse. It would take more than jail-
ing, as he warned,'to'keep' ini away froni iwha't'lie like best -

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006 7



THOSE who have eyes to see, let them see; and those who
have ears to hear, let them hear.
So said the scripture, and Jah, the Most High, reigns and
His justice can be swift and merciless.
I saw a photograph of the body of that dreadlocked man the
Police pulled out of the canal at Resource, Canal Number Two
Polder, West Bank Demerara, last Thursday morning, and it wasn't
a nice thing to look at well, depending on how you view matters
like these.
The body, dressed in black military-type fatigues, with an AK-
47 assault rifle and double magazines with more than 30 live rounds,
strapped on, and with almost new black military-type boots, was
already bloated.
The photographs were brought to my desk as I was having
lunch and the person handing them over advised me to look at them
after I had eaten.
I am not the queasy stomach kind and I have seen and reported
on horrible and stomach-turning scenes as a reporter, so I looked
as I was still eating and I stopped chewing for several seconds.
It was not a nice photo and not the kind of photo I would put
on the front page of the Guyana Chronicle, but I did not throw up
my food. I have seen worse and I went on enjoying my lunch.
There were thick weeds covering the corpse, which looked like
a fat dreadlocked man wearing too tight black military-type clothes.
Understandably, the discovery of the corpse in the canal at
Resource, pulled a large crowd of residents from the mainly farm-
ing community, and understandably, there were many who, while
finding it stomach-turning, could not hide the sense of satisfaction
running through them that canal justice had triumphed against an
AK-47 band that had set out to terrorise and rob them.
I have heard stories about Mahaica Creek people another
mainly farming community. If you mess with them (I have heard)

you are likely to end up tightly tied to a heavy log which sinks
swiftly to the bottom of the creek and that would be the end of
Canal justice can be just as harsh as that so-called Rasta found
out as he went screaming to his end last week Tuesday night.
Not all dreadlocked men are true brethren of the noble faith;
there are pretenders all around and Jah deals with them in His own
time. Those who have eyes to see, let them see; and those who
have ears to hear, let them hear.
That dreadlocked man, who ended up a victim of canal justice,
was in the AK-47 gang that stormed into the night last Tuesday
and terrorised two families at Mon Desir, about a mile from Re-
source where his bloated body eventually floated up Thursday
They shot, beat and robbed members of the families and fled
with their booty into the night, hoping to escape canal justice.
But canal justice can come in different forms and the thick weeds
in the canal clung thick and fast and a so-called Rasta, daring to
defy the Most High by beating, shooting, and robbing innocent
people, couldn't get away.
Resource residents heard his screams for help in the night, as
the thick weeds reached out and encircled him, pulling him down
slowly but surely into the dark depths of the canal, but no one
ventured out to render assistance.
They live and dwell there and they know canal justice can be
merciless and that those who dare to intrude and defile the peace,
would have a cruel end.
It's a pity, though, that no one ventured out into the night as
that dreadlocked man was screaming as he came face to face with
canal justice.
Maybe, if they had, they would have been able to gently ask
him, as he struggled firmly in the grip of the thick weeds in the
canal, how come he had an AK-47 assault rifle, reported stolen from
the Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown headquarters of the Guyana De-

fence Force (GDF) earlier this '
year, strapped to his body.
It is not easy to refuse
to answer when caught in
the grips of canal justice,
and that dreadlocked man : r i f Kt
would have readily poured
forth his secrets as he
tried to escape the embrace of the thick weeds wanting to make
deadly love to him and to end his earthly life in a screaming
If he had been gently but firmly prodded as he beat his arms
and kicked his booted feet to try to stave off canal justice, his an-
swers might have provided answers to so many questions so many
people still want answers to.
Maybe he did shout out answers into the night as he fought a
futile battle against canal justice and maybe the dark waters of the
canal will hold them for a while.
Ever heard the saying, you can run, but you can't hide?
And see how Jah is bringing His justice down on those who
run foul of his ways after running around spreading terror and death
and pain among innocent people?
Jah dispenses justice in different and mysterious ways, but
His justice comes as surely as the sun rises each day and it can
come in different forms.
He dispensed canal justice in the night in Canal Number Two
Polder last week and, maybe, the answers to the questions still be-
ing asked may come floating on the night wind from the canal one
day soon.
Who knows?
Jah moves in mysterious ways and canal justice is just one
manifestation of how he moves.
As the scripture says those who have eyes to see, let them
see; and those who have ears to hear, let them hear.

End of an
WELL, that's it, I thought, when Speaker of the P
ment in Trinidad wrote Basdeo Panday a simple I
ingloriously ending his flamboyant parliamentary c
that spanned four decades and more as a represent
of the people.
The letter from Speaker Barendra Sinanan was sent
Panday after no one in his United National Congress (1
moved a motion to extend his 150-day leave from Parlia
which would have required the support of the ruling Pec
National Movement (PNM).
Mr. Panday was suspended from sitting as an elected
ber in the Parliament when he was sentenced to two ye
jail for not disclosing a London bank account to the Int
Commission. He is now on bail, pending appeal again
jail sentence.
But the very fragmented party has failed its found
the very darkest moment of his career as a longstanding
resentative of the people.
Many of them who were given political life b:
Panday, have been running around in circles, trying to j
why they did not bring a motion to the parliament, seeki
extension for Mr. Panday, even though they knew it "
have failed because they would not get the majority sup
At least they could have brought a motion, ifju
the record that they fought down to the wire for the
loved leader.
Instead, they're making excuses. One said Mr. Pa
would not have wanted any support from the PNM, the
party he fought during his life as a politician; another sai
Panday did not indicate to them if he wanted an exte
and yet another said the government and the Speaker s
have held their hand on the issue.
But, to me, the most revealing point came front
Panday himself when he said he needed no favours
anyone...and I guess that meant even members of his
party. To me, it sounded like a very bitter man, betray
those around him.
When Speaker Sinanan officially recorded Mr. Pan
seat vacant on Friday, UNC members walked out in pr
But it did not have any impact as the UNC members h
ready failed him in his final hour before the light was t
off on his seat.
I'm not sure whether the country will ever sec
Panday back in parliamentary politics as he is I
weighed down by several legal matters, including th
ing, now under appeal.
But if the 72-year old silver fox does not ever return
.Parliament, it will be the end of an era of a style of politics, pe
wl dh' would never k" eenri ~gain: at least odt foni the c
crop of politicians in and outside the parliament. "' .

era in parliamentary politics
arlia- As a parliamentarian and an opposition leader. Mr. Panday ister Patrick Manning.
letter, used wit, charm, sarcasm, bitterness and drama against his po- Mr. Manning, in my estimation, delivered one of his
-areer litical opponents. finest speeches to the Parliament, when he ramajeed, on
tative Having studied drama in London, he used what I would each and every member of the opposition, including UNC
call his natural born ability to work the platform, whether it defectors, now members of Winston Dookeran's Congress
to Mr. was in the parliament or outside. He knew how to build up the Of the People (COP).
UNC) crescendo, when to lower it for effect and when to pause, and There was hardly a peep from Mrs Persad-Bissessar.
ament it worked all the time with his supporters. I'm almost sure that if Mr. Panday was in Parliament,
ople's It is the consensus among Mr. Manning would not have been so smug and confident in
journalists covering politics that sharing out the verbal licks he gave to each and every opposi-
mem- we got our very best quotes tion member, who took it like docile lambs being prepared for
ars in from Mr. Panday. He gave fan- the slaughter.
egrity tastic sound bytes for radio, Mr. Manning felt so good, that for a second time in days,
st the perhaps knowing, as one of the this time at a party convention, he slammed away at the two
most experienced politicians in opposition parties, mocking and jeering them.
der in the country, that he needs to Their response later in the week was so feeble compared
g rep- capture the emotion and the to the harsh rebuke delivered to Mr. Manning from his own
message in a few seconds on ra- attorney general and the director of public prosecutions for
y Mr. dio. He did that with relish. crossing the line when he made certain comments about the
ustify Personally, there are several pending imprisonment of some members of Mr. Dookeran's
ing an encounters with Mr. Panday as new party.
would opposition leader and as prime With Mr. Panday out of the way. Mr. Manning is show-
port. minister which stand out. ing a confidence never seen before, despite alarming high in-
st for One that particularly J flation and the high murder rate facing the country.
ir be- stands out was when I inter- HI He knows he is presiding over an economy that has av-
viewed him, then as an opposi- raged 8.7 per cent over the last five years while GDP growth
anday tion leader, on whether he was at the end of 2006 is estimated around 12 per cent, the high-
very planning to visit one of his par- est ever achieved in the country.
id Mr. liamentarians, Hulsic Bhaggan, The poverty level which was around 40 per cent. accord-
:nsion who was in jail for obstruction ing to a 1996 report, is now down to around 16 per cent, ac-
hould during a protest. cording to a new survey, while the country has almost attained
I thought it was going to he the usual answer, condemning full employment to the point where labour has to be imported.
n Mr. the police and the ruling partly and conspiracy etc. lTo my sur- The country also has-one of the highest per capital in-
from prise, he caustically responded that he was not planning to visit comes (US$10,440 in 2005) in Latin America and the Carib-
Sown her in jail because he did not put her there! bean. Of course, all this, thanks to oil and gas. the mainstay
ed by Those remarks were the beginning of a bitter relationship of the economy, which currently account for 40 per cent of
between Mr. Panday and Ms Bhaggan which exists up to this GDP and 80 per cent of exports.
iday's day. And for me, it was a lesson in never underestimating Mr. Mr. Manning's self-assurance is going to brim even more
protest. Panday. as he knows he is facing two opposition parties that have been
ad al- So what of Mr. Panday now? He said lie will continue blundering and bungling and posing no great threat to his party.
turned the struggle on behalf of the people on the political plat- He already seems to have written off M'rs Persad-
form outside of the parliament. I'm niot sure iiow effective Bissessar as the Opposition .eader, basically ignoring her. not
e Mr. this will be, as even some of his now former constituents even bolthring to mention her and has targeted Mr. Dookeran
being believe the battle would be more effective inside the par- wih insults and jeers, perhaps trying to politically kill him
e rul- liament. off before UNC supporters and the floating voters see his COP
It must also hurt Mr. Panday to witness the whimpering as a viable alternative to the ruling PNM.
to the and the bungling taking place among the UNC elected parlia- The political atmosphere in the country can only get
perhaps mnentarians, led by his anointed opposition leader, Kamla Persad- more interesting as the country prepares for general elec-
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006

Venezuela and the U.S.

oddly coupled

(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat)

THE contest between Ven-
ezuela and the United States
of America, as the champion
of Guatemala, over a seat on
the UN Security Council was
much bluster. The oil rela-
tionship paints a different
In a spectacle that lasted
for days and several ballots in
the UN General Assembly, Ven-
ezuela hotly fought Guatemala
and the diplomatic network of
the U.S. for a non-permanent
Security Council seat.
Usually, the regional coun-
tries in this case Latin America
and the Caribbean would de-
cide amongst themselves on a
candidate and spare the General
Assembly the unpleasant task
of having to decide for them.
But, neither Guatemala nor
Venezuela would withdraw in
the Latin American and Carib-
bean Group (LACG). They
continued this pattern in the
General Assembly after succes-
sive votes failed to deliver the
necessary two-thirds majority
to either of them.
Guatemala should have
withdrawn from the running
when it did not secure the en-
dorsement of the LACG.
The Central American coun-
try could not have wanted a
clearer message from member
countries of the Caribbean
Community and Common Mar-
ket (CARICOM) who are the
majority in the LACG
They said an emphatic
"no" to Guatemala on two
grounds: Guatemala had been
vociferous at the World Trade
Organisation in derailing the
preferential access to the Euro-

pean Union market which Car-
ibbean countries had enjoyed
for their bananas; and Guate-
mala continues to prosecute a
claim to all of the territory of
Belize (a CARICOM member
state) despite many interna-
tional efforts to end it.

Had Guatemala withdrawn,
the LACG would have chosen
a country the majority could
support possible Chile or
Uruguay and the matter would
have ended there. The selected
country, endorsed by Latin
American and Caribbean, would
have taken the UN Security
Council seat automatically.
Then. Venezuela entered
the arena.
Over the last few years,
diplomatic relations between
the governments of Venezu-
ela and the U.S. have dete-
riorated as Venezuela's
President Hugo Chavez
struck a leftist pose, openly
fostered close personal rela-
tions with Cuba's Fidel
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He has vehemently op-
posed the Free Trade Area of
the Americas pushed by Wash-
ington and has attacked both the
foreign policies of U.S. Presi-
dent George W Bush, and Mr
Bush personally.
During a UN General As-
sembly speech, Mr Chavez
called Mr Bush "the Devil".
Thereafter, the UN Secu-
rity Council seat became the
cause of an unseemly diplomatic
war between Venezuela and the
U.S. as the campaigner for Gua-
The U.S. set out to ensure
that Venezuela would not win
the seat. Chips were called in,
and pressure applied. And, in
every count, except one which
tied, Guatemala beat Venezuela
but could not attain the neces-
sary two-thirds majority to take
the seat.
President Chavez claimed
his own defeat as a victory.
He is reported by the As-
sociated Press as saying that
Venezuela had achieved its ob-
jective by preventing
Washington's preferred candi-
date from winning the seat. "We
have taught the Empire a les-

son", he said.
This is a sad statement, for
it suggests that in offering Ven-
ezuela as the Latin American
and Caribbean representative on
the UN Security Council, Presi-
dent Chavez was less concerned
about the interests of the group
and more concerned with giving
the U.S. a black eye.
It has to be assumed that
he regarded the Security Coun-
cil seat as a forum from which
to continue attacks on U.S. for-
eign policy, particularly over
Iran and North Korea.
And, if that was the objec-
tive, it would have changed
little since, as a non-perma-
nent member of the Security
Council, Venezuela would
have had no veto powers, and
in any event, on matters
which challenge interna-
tional peace and security,
members of the council would
have been intolerant of
rhetoric and grandstanding.
Venezuela, in such a role,
would have found itself iso-
So, then, why was the U.S.
so determined that Venezuela
should not get the Security
Council seat? It has to be as-
sumed that the powers in Wash-

By Luis Carpio

AT THE time of this writing, our Panamanian brothers and
sisters are awakening (with little surprise) to the news that
78% of them voted in favour of the referendum question
on the Panama Canal expansion project, thereby agreeing
with the overwhelming favourable opinion of the
international community.
Perhaps inspired by Unamuno, President Torrijos said after
the results were known: "Today we have been protagonists of
our destiny; today we have set down the bases to build a better
There is no question that the Panama Canal is the signature
engineering feat of the past century. However, its heretofore
unrivalled preeminence is increasingly facing competition. lTo

Let us see ourselves more as the

fathers of our future than as the

sons of our past.
Miguel de Unamuno

be sure, the Canal has never been a static work, but rather a
work-in-progress, having been the object of several
improvements over the recent past in its infrastructure and its
Whatever fears that the Canal would suffer following ithe
U.S. withdrawal have proven baseless. as the Canal's :I'icii'neC
and maintenance have actually inmprovedic under I'Panlii:iininll
control. Canal Waters Time (thIe average line it takes a \ssel
to navigate the canal, incluthdirn. waiinlig lie) is decreasing and
tile rate of accidents is at a record low. anotherer interesting erfIci' l
of tl'c hand-over is that it ihas allowed Panama to sell excess
clectr city produced by the canal's dlonis, :is only 2'5", If the
hydlroelectric power produced in i;Ic Cainal systlcn is reuirciled
to operate it.
The canal now handles more Iraffic than h had ever been
dreamed by its builders. Though in 1934 it was estimated that
the maximum capacity of the canal would d he around 80 mIillion
;,ins ,ci )c cai, carn>! Irnffic in 20 .';1 ,5c nso.;i;s 7.'"' 2 1 million

ington simply decided to deny
Mr Chavez another stage on
which to strut his anti-Bush
stuff. For, Venezuela on the Se-
curity Council poses no threat
to the U.S. or to the world or-
It is clear that just as
Mr Chavez was eager to
give the U.S. a black eye,
Mr Bush's foreign policy
advisers were equally keen
to bloody the Venezuelan
President's nose.
But, while in the first four
months of 2006, Venezuela is
reported to have sent 11.9 mil-
lion barrels less of crude and pe-
troleum products to the U.S.
than it did for the same period
in 2005 when it shipped 190.1
million barrels, it still exports
68% of its oil production to the
U.S. whose refineries are geared
to processing Venezuela's heavy
crude oil into usable form.
In this connection, not only
does the Venezuelan economy
need the U.S., but Mr Chavez
himself needs the U.S. market in
order to pay for his domestic
political programme and his re-
gional and international efforts
to secure influence through
loans for oil.
Now, it is true that Mr

Chavez has been busy opening
markets in China and India for
Venezuelan oil. Sales to China
stood at 14,000 barrels a day in
2004; last year it rose to 80,000
barrels a day. But, the higher
shipping costs to Asia are ex-
pensive and reduce the
country's income by $3 a bar-
Not even the $10 billion
that China announced it will
pour into Venezuelan energy
and infrastructure sectors to
feed its own escalating demand
for energy will break Venezuelan
reliance in the medium term on
the U.S. market.
The U.S. also depends on
Venezuela which is one of its
top four suppliers of oil, some
months surpassing Saudi Arabia.
So, all that happened at
the UN using the candidacy
of Latin America and the
Caribbean for a seat on the
Security Council as a back-
drop is much bluster. The
substance is in the oil rela-
tionship between the U.S.
and Venezuela and there
they remain coupled, however

(Responses to:

... The Greater

Caribbean This Week

tons of shipping. At present, the Canal can handle ships, known
as Panamax vessels, carrying up to 4,000 containers. The current
locks are 33 metres wide, but the new locks would be 50
metres, whilst a third lane of traffic would be able to handle
the wider loads. With these wider locks and deeper and wider
access canals the Canal could handle Post-Panamax ships
canr iing up to 10,000 containers.
It seems that no matter which source one consults, the
default description of the Canal states that it joins the
Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic. Sitting as I do right now
in Trinidad and Tobago, it is quite clear that what the
Panamal Canal brings together are the Pacific and the
Caribbean Sea.
As such, the construction and existence of the Panama Canal
has already hlad a profound influence in our common affairs.
affecting even the ethnicity and culture of our region. Most of
the Canal's workforce during the US construction period in the
early 20t1 century arrived in Panama from' he West Indies, on
board the steamship Cristobal and 4.500 of the 5.609 dead from
illnesses or accidents during this construction period were from
the Wcs!t Indies. It is a curious footnote that, though officially
the Iirsl ship to traverse the Canal was the SS Anc6n.
unoitofik.i:,l ihli' (ristobal was the first ship to use it.
It seems our Panamanian friends have taken a cue from one
of the C'anal' s lathers. ITheodore Roosevell. \ ho said: "If ytou
build it. tei\ will come.-" With this new decision bh the
Parnm. niiin people. the Panama Canal's presence will continue
to be I'l ill n outr region and it is up to all of us in thlle Greater
';riib.'.ni tlo"-etnsulre thal this time we are better prepirt'd to
reap the fruits planted by Panamanian's last Sunday.
(Luis Carpio is the Director of Transport and Natural
Disasters of the Association of Caribbean States. l'he views
expressed are not necessarily the official views of the ACS.
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TO CLOSER TIES: newly-accredited U.S. Ambassador to CARICOM, Mr David Robinson,
left, shares a toast with CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Edwin Carrington. (Winston
Oudkerk photo)

CARICOM looking

keenly to Washington


THE Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) is keenly an-
ticipating a conference on the
Caribbean to be held in
Washington, according to
community Secretary-Gen-
eral Dr Edwin Carrington.
Accepting letters of cre-
dence Friday from United States
Ambassador to CARICOM, Mr
David Robinson, he said the
conference is intended to pro-
vide an enhanced framework for
cementing and accelerating the
process of cooperation between
the Caribbean and the U.S.
"This initiative should
also provide CARICOM with
an opportunity to reach out to
the Caribbean Diaspora in
the United States of
America," he noted.
In response. Robinson said
recent and continuing meetings
between CARICOM, its mem-
ber states and high level officials
of the U.S. government, includ-
ing Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, and most re-
cently Homeland Security Sec-
retary Michael Chertoff, demon-
strate that the U.S. recognizes
the importance of cooperation

and friendship in the region.
"And as the nations of the
Caribbean become more inte-
grated. our direct diplomatic ties
to CARICOM will assume
added significance," he stated.
Carrington noted that 2006
has been especially active for
relations between CARICOM
and the U.S.
In March, he recalled,
CARICOM Foreign Ministers
met Rice in The Bahamas. In
April, the region's trade minis-
ters met then U.S. Trade Rep-
resentative, Mr Rob Portman,
to build on CARICOM-U.S.
trade relations. And more re-
cently, in September in New
York. CARICOM Foreign Min-
isters held further discussions
with the Secretary of State. on
the margins of the United Na-
tions General Assembly.
According to Carrington,
one the more important deci-
sions emanating from the March
meeting with the Secretary of
States was the agreement to re-
institute the earlier-created U.S.
and CARICOM Trade Invest-
ment Council (TIC) as an impor-
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He noted that two weeks
ago, following on that decision.
CARICOM. under the leader-
ship of Assistant Secretary-
General Ambassador Irwin La
Rocque. met U.S. representa-
tives in Washington for the first
meeting of the reinstituted TIC.
"It was an important launch
for our future trade relations.
CARICOM looks forward to
continuing the dialogue on these
vital trade-related issues with
your government, within the
context of that framework." he
told Robinson.
Realising the harsh eco-
nomic and other realities that
face countries in the Caribbean,
Carrington said CARICOMN
welcomes the opportunity to
collaborate with the U.S. on
matters of mutual interest in-
cluding security, trade, disaster
mitigation and drug interdiction.
"Such collaboration helps to
provide an environment that will
for our part facilitate sustain-
able growth and development of
our Caribbean countries the
so-called Third Border of the
United States," Carrington said.

LANDLUBBERS usually get
maritime analogies
wrong. "Changing course" is
not cowardice; it's the
sensible thing to do if the
ship is headed for the
rocks. "Cutting" (the anchor
cable) "and running" (before
the wind) is what you do
when the storm is raging, the
anchor is dragging, and the
ship is being driven onto a lee
shore. And only very stupid
rats do not leave a sinking
About four years too late,
the Masters of the Universe are
having second thoughts about
the wisdom of the whole
misbegotten enterprise in Iraq.
Washington swirls with
leaks, like the secret report by'
Colonel Pete Devlin, the U.S.
Marine Corps chief of
intelligence, that U.S. troops in
Anbar province. the heartland
of Sunni resistance, control
nothing beyond their own bases.
and that the Iraqi government
has no functioning institutions
in the province. And senior
Republicans are seeking an exit
strategy that will absolve their
party from blame for the
disaster that is today's Iraq.
The long-term domestic
political strategy is clear: blame
the Iraqis themselves. William
Buckley, conservative editor of
the National Review, is already
writing things like "our mission
has failed because Iraqi
anilnosities have proved
uncontainable by an invading
army of 130.000." We did our
best for them, but they let us
That argument may well
persuade American voters in the
long run, because they have
never had much knowledge of
Iraq. nor much interest in it. But
if, as expected, the Republicans
lose control on one or both
houses of Congress this

November, then the Democrats
will make President Bush's last
two years in office miserable
with Congressional
investigations into the lies used
to justify the invasion and the

staggering incompetence of the
occupation. So either Mr. Bush
must be persuaded to change
course, or else the Republican
Party must put some distance
between itself and Bush.
That's where the
Republican grandees come in.
The Iraq Study Group, a
bipartisan commission co-
chaired by the first President
Bush's secretary of state. James
Baker. will present its
recommendations for future
strategy in Iraq essentially, for
an exit strategy in l)December

or January. It is as an attempt
by the grown-ups in the
Republican Party to separate
the current President Bush from
the ignorant ideologues who
encouraged him to invade Iraq
and still refuse to admit their
mistake, but it will not succeed
in that aim, for two reasons.
One is that there is no
longer any good exit strategy
from Iraq.
American military deaths
there will probably exceed one
hundred this month for the first
time since January, 2005. At
least 3,000 Iraqis are being killed
each month, but a recent study
by a team of epidemiologists at
Johns Hopkins University
suggests that it may be as high
as 15.000. The country is just
as likely to break up if American
troops stay as if they leave, and
the ISG's talk of seeking help
from Syria and Iran to stop the
rot is sheer fantasy.
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan, returning early
this month from a two-week
tour of the Middle East. said:
"Most of the leaders I spoke
to felt the invasion of Iraq
and its aftermath has been a
real disaster for them. It has
destabilised the region." But
nobody feels that getting
deeply involved with the Bush
administration's policies as

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Retrieval -




vs. Simple


BARTLETT suggests that
new information may not
only displace old information
but it may change it. At one
time it was felt that retrieval
of information was a one path
process. Today, we know that
there are multiple paths,
especially as the
accumulation of knowledge
increases. This may be
affected by the given cues. It
must be remembered that
input of information is biased
because we tend to have
selective perception. We see
"What we want to see".
Items or past experiences
influences what we see and
remember so that storage is
so biased or influenced. What
fits our cognitive map will be
readily accepted and stored.
What is in conflict may be
omitted or twisted.
False memories also are
derived from reality monitoring.
Humans recall information from
two sources. One is from
perception and thought:
processes; the other is from
external events or objects. One
may insist that what he sees is

correct. In testing, it may prove
wrong. For example, the child
or an ill-informed adult sees a
horizon and says the sky meets
the earth. In reality external
evidence will prove otherwise.
Witness X says he was hit with
a stick. On closer observation,
it was a flat piece of wood.
Another false memory comes
when individuals make
c nclusions based on false
reasoning. We all see the same
incident or action but attribute
different causality or reasoning

behind it. Autobiographical
notes, written a year or two
later are known to be very
unreliable. For example, when
such autobiographies are written
years later, thoughts are
confused for feelings.
In New Jersey. USA (1994)
aipre-school teacher was found
guilty on 115 counts of child
sexual abuse of 20 children. A
supreme court overturned this
conviction because adults found
evidence of suppressed
memories. This was done by

suggestive intervening. The
National Institute of Justice
found that ninety per cent of
wrongful convictions were
traced to false memory reports.
Insanity The question of
insanity gods back thousands of
yeats with ,arious explanations
for insanity; from body fluids
to spleen; from defective
reasoning to emotion, from
genetics to environment. In the
case of the Regina vs. Podola
(1959) LoiddParker and others,
Podola pleaded that there was
a loss of memory "prior to and
including the time of the alleged
homicide". The court ruled that
he was not suffering from loss
of memory. On appeal, the onus
of proof was on the defendant.
The question arose as to one's
fitness to plead and
comprehension of the
proceedings. Podola was guilty.
It has been noted that in recent
times the insanity plea has been
maligned because it has been
abused. This was especially
true in the United States where
John Hinkley, Jr. attempted to
assassinate President Ronald
Forensic psychology, in
recent years, has come to the
aid of the criminal justice
system. One such area is the
forensic memory research
which deals with the
reliability of memory reports
in legal cases. Trained
psychologists are able to
explain and deal with such
matters as repressed or
memories disturbed. The
problem has been that the
area is complex and there are
differences in learning
styles, age, gender, mental

illness, etc. To come close to
getting the correct memory
recall one needs to expose
witness to the precisely
controlled sequence of events
that have been prepared in
advance by the experimenter.
While this is possible in
research, it can hardly be
done in real life court cases,
but does reveal the falsity of
Age Gender There are
various factors that affect
memory input, storage and
recall. Such factors are age,
gender, styles of learning,
mental illness, etc. The older
person is less able to recall
information, especially recent
memory. A 20-year-old is four
times more efficient than a 60-
year-old. Women are more
efficient than men in recalling
details. We know from the
research that women are more
sensitive, more emotional and
creative, men more logical and
pay less attention to details.
Some individuals are more
efficient in visual than auditory
input. They prefer to watch a
movie than listening to a
lecture. Still others prefer to
perform rather than listen.
Some individuals are more
prone to suggestions than
others. These are more prone to
undergo hypnosis than others.
Of course, all of these factors
are conditioned by the
individual motivation at the
time of learning or recall. This
is what some psychologists call
a schema. The mental
framework of individuals, the
time and place of the incident
to be recalled and the place
where the interrogation took
place all play a role in memory.
Where there are many items
and space of everyday life is
present more errors are likely.
As a result of the above, one
can readily assume the
inefficiency of recall.

SAnother problem of false
memory is the suggestibility of
the interviewer and his
questioning. If a person gives an
answer and it is not to the
expectation of the interviewer,
he may show his disapproval,
verbally or non-verbally. His
facial expression will change to
say so. His voice may be
raised; putting the individual in
an awkward or fearful position.
Verbally, the interviewer may
repeatedly ask, especially if the
answer does not fit his
expectation, "Are you sure?"
"Are you positive?" "Did you
say earlier..." As indicated,
some individuals are more
suggestible than others,
especially if the interviewer has
a high power status and in a
public environment, for
example, a police
superintendent at a large police
The recall of the
correct identification in a
police line-up has
difficulties. It has been the
cause for more wrongful
conviction than all other
causes. Of course, it must
be done without facing the
accused the use of one
way-mirror perhaps. When
the accused was not
present in the line-up, the
wrong choice was made -
the error of 27 per cent.
Such information is
crucial for a defendant. In
these instances one may
have to question the
reliability of the process
and what checks and
balances are there to
prevent the wrong. It is
noted that one is innocent
until proven guilty.
There are a number of
suggestive failures in Criminal
Investigation Interviews. Among
these are:
1. Simple yes/no or
agree/disagree questions.

2. Multiple choices.

3. Question repetition -
same question over and over.

4. Enforced agreement-
you said it didn't

5. Lying about evidence
- witnesses are given misleading

6. Confirmation bias -
questions are asked not to find
out but to confirm investigation

The research into false
memories or memories in
general has not been easy
because memory processing is
not a one step but multiple
processes. To control all the
variables is difficult. As a result,
it is difficult to develop clear
and testable alternative models.
One must be quite sure that the
physiological changes are not
two events that occur by chance
but such changes are the true
results of biochemical and
physiological changes. Rigorous
controls have been quite
difficult. The plasticity of the
brain makes the control even
more difficult.

False memory has
implications for all aspects of
life from daily living, to jobs
and careers, to family and
personality development. In
specified cases of mental
health and the law, the
problem becomes dramatic
and only the innocent are the
ones who can feel the true
impact of false memory and
unfair convictions. Hope
lies ahead as more advanced
methods of evidence
collecting is developed to
corroborate facts or reveal
false memories.

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South America-Africa summit to

advance South-South cooperation

By Odeen Ishmael

THE leaders of South
America will meet with their
African counterparts at their
first summit on November 30-
December 1 in Abuja, Nige-
ria. If all the 54 African and
the 12 South American lead-
ers attend this historic event,
it will be one of the largest
gatherings of world leaders at
any single two-day event.
For this summit, prepara-
tory meetings of coordinators
from the two groupings have al-
ready taken place in Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia. in September
and in Santiago. Chile, earlier
this month. A final meeting will
take place in Abuja a few days
before the summit.
Formally established in
2004, the South American Com-
munity of Nations (SACN) has
taken the lead in promoting dia-
logue with other developing re-
gions, and last year it started
this process by organising the
first South America-Arab League

summit in Brasilia. Mechanisms
are already in place to carry out
follow-up strategies on an ac-
tion plan developed by that fo-
Through the Abuja summit,
the SACN is now advancing the
process by expanding links with
the African nations. Undoubt-
edly, the strengthening of coop-
eration between the SACN and
the African Union (AU) on po-
litical, economic and develop-
mental issues common to both
continents has the potential to
promote effective economic and
political multilateralism. This
partnership aims at mutually
benefiting the citizens of both
continents and, at the same time,
to effectively address common
political, social and economic
challenges in the rapidly chang-
ing international political cli-
The antecedents of this ma-
jor decision to hold a South
America-Africa summit were
the efforts undertaken to en-
hance South-South cooperation

through joint events such as the
First Conference of Intellectuals
of Africa and the Diaspora
which took place in Dakar.
Senegal in October 2004 and the
follow up Second Conference in
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil during
July this year.
In addition, leaders on both
sides opened up a political dia-
logue through exchange visits
and meetings at international fo-
rums over the past year. In their
on-going discourse, both South
America and Africa point to
their historic and cultural links.
with some countries notably.
Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia.
Guyana and Suriname -
emphasising that people of Af-
rican ancestry form a relatively
large section of their respective
Political links also were
developed from the 1950s
when some South American
countries played important
roles in providing support to
the heroic struggles waged by
African peoples and countries

From page 9
the American adventure in Iraq nears its end is wise or even safe.
Syria's Baathist regime counts 2,000 Iraqi refugees crossing its border every day, and contemplates
with horror the prospect of inheriting Anbar province and perhaps the whole "Sunni triangle" of
Iraq. Bashar al-Assad's regime in Damascus is based on Syria's Alawite (Shia) minority, and so many
more Sunni militants could shift the balance in Syria in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood and another
Sunni uprising. But becoming associated with American policy in the region would only make the risk
of revolution worse.
Saudi Arabia is urgently building a 550-mile (875-km.) high-tech fence along the full length of its
border with Iraq in anticipation of a flood of jihadis and refugees heading south when Iraq breaks up.
but it will not intervene in some futile attempt to stop it. Iran expects to benefit from close links with
the Shia parties that dominate most of Arabic-speaking Iraq, but has no incentive to save the United
States from humiliation or even to prevent the break-up of Iraq. Why should it?
The other reason that the ISG's recommendations will be ignored is that far too many people have
already been killed for Mr. Bush and his advisors to admit that their "war of choice" was all a mistake.
As Vice-President Dick Cheney told Time magazine this month: "I know what the president thinks. I
know what I think. And we're not looking for an exit strategy. We're looking for victory."
What they really need is a strong-man who could hold Iraq together and support
their policies in the region. Somebody like Saddam Hussein, perhaps, but Washington
lost control of him long ago, and besides he's due to hang later this year. So it may yet
come to the Famous Final Scene, with people scrambling onto helicopters from the
roofs of the Green Zone in Baghdad.
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in
45 countries.)



Anyone knowing the
whereabouts of Eric
Hubbard is kindly asked to
contact via telephone to
the following number:
S 609-2110
Last known address:
102 Light Street,
Alberttown, Georgetown


for political independence,
human dignity and economic
emancipation. In this respect,
Guyana played a leading role

in offering solidarity, as did
many African countries
which, in turn, gave strong
solidarity to the Guyanese
people in their own indepen-
dence struggle.
Among the numerous mat-
ters the leaders of both conti-
nents will examine are those in-
volving peace and security, mul-
tilateral political affairs, democ-
racy and human rights, agricul-
ture. trade and investment, the
fight against poverty, transpor-
tation and communications,
health, education and social and
cultural cooperation.
The time frame to apply ac-
tion programmes to enhance co-
operation and development in
these areas will vary from issue
to issue. However, a few can be
implemented relatively quickly
to ensure some visible positive
results. One of these is in the

area of education where some
form of cooperation already ex-
ists. It is expected that appro-
priate scholarship, research and
student exchange
programmes will be
quickly developed. And
with the existence of
rapidly growing tech-
nologies, internet portals
and virtual libraries can
easily come on stream
for the benefit of stu-
dents and researchers on
both continents.
The fight against
poverty is also high on
the agenda. One of the
ways to carry out this
Fight is to advance
trade and investment,
utilising the vast natu-
ral resource base of
these two huge land
masses. But both continents
also have to wage a deter-
mined struggle against com-
municable diseases, espe-
cially HIV/AIDS, and coop-
eration in developing and
sharing medical expertise,
resources and experience will
certainly work to each
other's advantage.
The development of infra-
structure to aid economic
progress is also a necessity.
Building such infrastructure
needs heavy financing, but
many of the countries, espe-
cially those of Africa (and
Guyana and Bolivia in South
America) are already heavily in-
debted. As a result, they are ei-
ther wary of accumulating more
debts or are restricted by the
World Bank and IMF from ac-
quiring new non-grant financing
for such projects.

With this in mind, the South
American countries have al-
ready begun analysing the pos-
sibility of setting up a develop-
ment "Bank of the South" for
financing their infrastructure
projects. No doubt this idea,
originally promoted by Venezu-
ela, may surface at the Abuja
summit with the African coun-
tries invited to join in this en-
In addition, the two group-
ings will certainly work towards
building support and consensus
on multilateral political and eco-
nomic questions which have
taken on greater importance as
globalisation becomes more en-
trenched. For instance, under
the trade mechanism the sum-
mit is expected to set up, Afri-
can-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP)
agricultural and trade issues
which have encountered some
opposition from South Ameri-
can agricultural producers, no
doubt, will gain greater attention
and some understanding may
eventually be reached. These is-
sues are significant for most Af-
rican countries as well as for
Guyana and Suriname which are
also members of the ACP group.
The South America-Af-
rica summit sets a new stage
in inter-continental rela-
tions. There are vast areas
for cooperation, and a plan of
action will no doubt utilise
the expertise of both conti-
nents. In this respect, a tan-
gible form of South-South
cooperation will become a
real possibility.
(The writer is Guyana's
ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)

Tinsmiths/Guttersmiths and metal workers are asked to submit
quotations for the manufacture and supply of 50 manual rainfall
gauges made of 28 gauge galvanized sheet metal, painted outside
with two (2) coats of white enamel (see picture below).

Dimensions: Height 16.5"; to be made in three sections, 5"
diameter top, 4.75" high with funnel; inner can with handle of 4.5"
diameter 10.5" high and outer can of 5.25" diameter and 11.75"
high. The top is to be fitted with a 5" inner diameter bronze ring with
a knife edge.

Quotations can be placed in the tender box of the Ministry of
Agriculture along with Income Tax and NIS Compliances not later
than October 31, 2006 at 14:00 h and marked "Tender for supply of
rain gauges".

Exact specifications and sample can be viewed at the office of the
Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, Hydrometeorological
Department, 18 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown.

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interview UWI PROFESSOR,

Norman Faria: Dr. Belle, I
consider you a friend of
Guyana. I remember during
the 1980s you and your
brother Francis, now a High
Court judge .in the
Organisation of Eastern Car-
ibbean States (OECS), would
pick up then Opposition
leader Dr. Cheddi Jagan at
the airport and arrange ac-
commodation for him when
he visited Barbados.
Dr. George Belle: Dr. Jagan
and myself became friends. If he
didn't make family arrange-
ments, he would call Francis or
myself. When we visited
Guyana, he provided us with
tremendous exposure to party
organisation. We also attended

PPP Party Congresses. We ap-
preciated that very much. We
were very close. 1 also fully
support Dr. Jagan's proposal
for a New Global Human Order
and its aims of poverty eradica-
tion and assisting development
of the world's peoples. 1 don't
have to apologise for that.
NF: Have you been follow-
ing developments in Guyana?
There have been a lot of good
things happening over the last
ten or so years. But also chal-
GB: I haven't been follow-
ing them as inuch as 1 should,
but I would say that Guyana
has the land. There needs to be
more frontier activity It should
be made more attractive to Bar-
badians, for example..
NF: In addition to being a
University of the West Indies
(ULWl) Political Scientist Profes-
sor, yout are an Advisor to a
CARICOM Technical Working
Group on Governance. But
could \'ou conlnent on the re-
cent plChenoilmenon ol a so-called
third party in Guyana?
GB: I hardly kno\\ about it.
But I will answer in a generic

way as a political scientist. It is
not easy for third parties to
succeed in the Caribbean, though
there are exceptions. Nobody is
going to come and hack into that
space (where the traditional
parties have dominated) in six
months. For such a party to
succeed, you have to have a fun-
damental breakdown of support
for one of the traditional parties
and 1 do not see that happening
at this time in Guyana. A new
party will have a peripheral im-
NF: Guvanese continue to
do \ell in Barbados and contrib-
ute enorImousVly to the economy
and other spheres, as stated by
Barbados' Prime Minister
Ow\en. Ilow do you see llle
small minority of divergent
views on this matter?
GB: The quality of work
and productivity of Guyanese
workers in Barbados is .ery
high. Indeed, some of the
firms here, especially in the
construction and agriculture
sectors, would not be viable if
(;Gyanese weren't working
for them. The movement of
labour under the Caribbean


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programme to support HIV care & treatment in Guyana:

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vouchers & cheques, petty cash, partner financial reports).
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Minimum of three CXC/GCE subjects including Maths or equivalent.
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Pag 12 & 21 Dib

Single Market and Economy
(CSME) is critical to its suc-
cess. With regard to some
criticism of Guyanese from
Barbadian society, you can-
not expect for 40 years to en-
courage a nationalism which
was very necessary to over-
come colonialism and now
decide overnight you want to
change to a different stage of
integration and to expect that
Barbadians should shed their
sense of militancy around the
issue of identity and protec-
tion. If Barbadians see people
they perceive as outsiders
coming into their space, they
will feel threatened and it is
their right to challenge it.
There are peoples who are
coming in who want to buy
your lands as real estate and
take it over...
NF: But shouldn't there be
a distinction between those
monied people buying large
chunks of prime real estate in an
unproductive way and ordinary
productive working people who
have in the past been divided?
GB: Some Bajans see large
numbers of persons coming
from Guyana as an additional
threat. Regrettably, there is a
question of ethnicity. If the
newcomers are not visible, in
the sense of being visibly differ-
ent from the dominant Bajan
population, then they are not
going to notice them. Having
said this though, I wish to stress
there is no excuse for any form
of xenophobia and racism. Af-
ter all, there are Barbadians liv-
ing all over the world.
NF: That there is need to be
sensitive to the feelings of the
dominant host population is self
evident, but isn't there a respon-
sibility to take a longer view and
for example build friendship
with peoples from other lands,
especially in view of the com-
ing on line of the CSME?
GB: The
BEAN integration does not
mean that because we identify
with the Caribbean, one's iden-
lity, whether it be in Barbados
or Guyana, should disappear. 1
would agree we have to rise
above this present situation but
that is the complexity of it. Any
type of intolerance should be
corrected. But the political
leaderships (within
CARICOM) are still talking of
a community of sovereign
Just as it is illtisionlisr fior
a new party in Gu ania tol
promise it will abolish racial
tensions iovrnighil, ll can-
not make ailI bhodl friends
with others b just declaring
it. I think faunliliarity is inm-
portaln l and Ill ne'dii here
has' to plhy ;00 i )npoir;.'i '.',
Y ;on iii 4 :,: :0ui aIl t- > 1 '"

people in Barbados know
what Guyana is about, what
opportunities are there (for
our businesspeople), what
Guyanese people are like.
NF: There is the analysis
by serious political scientists
that Guyana's political culture
is different from that of the rest

of the English speaking Carib-
bean. Not in the sense of any
so called voting by race but
in the birth and growth of
the left of centre PPP which had
the support of Guyanese of all
races before it was split up...
GB: You are talking about a
party that emerged at a time of
a movement against colonialism
and then \was trapped into a
situation where it \\as defend-
ing itself from a very national-
istic racism that emerged from
the other side and one which
was stirred up by British and
American (governments at the
time) This split the Guyanese
working people.
Right now what we need (in
the Caribbean) is political unity
across classes.because we are
faced with a globalisation that
can re-colonialise us. You must
strike a sense of balance. You get
inputs and at the same time you
get other forces to strengthen
themselves so that they can
counter the extent to which the
forces of globalisation can to-
tally dominate.
NF: But don't we have to
interest ourselves with how
political parties stand on is-
sues and the ideas and rea-
soning behind such issues?
We shouldn't pay too much
attention to labelling but
surely the position on the po-
litical spectrum left, right or
centre may be useful as a
gauge by the voters.
GB: I will answer that by
looking at Cuba and the present
illness of President ('astro. I do
not see ainy reason w\lhy the
inrnlsition (to his brother Raul
should not be ian orderly oine.
liul my view is that some
'people who are described as let
ar1' still locked into the Cold
\\'iir lhal oile tC ,' 't lvtI', C'
the UlSSR ;iIn' \\cstlein

countries).That world has
changed and I believe the Cu-
bans are in fact now looking to
China, with its reforms, as a
model to follow rather than a
situation in keeping it safe for
where they thought they were
What we are having are

people like the Cubans strug-
gling to maintain gains
they've won and to stop them
being taken away. I don't see
anything wrong with this. We
are in a defensive era. But the
Cubans cannot survive in a
world on the basis that they are
transforming their society into
anything. I know a lot of people
support that ideologically but
there is no international support
for that. There may be support
for semi-radical things coming
out of (the Chavez government
of) Venezuela and (the Morales
government of) Bolivia. In the
context of globalisation, you
have to find a way to preserve
and defend rather than continue
to think you are in the vanguard
of some socialist revolution. I
believe that movement was de-
feated in the 1990s. A new
movement might emerge but it
hasn't as yet.
I see Chavez, Morales and
others like Da Silva in Brazil
as a rise in the resistance. I do
not see it in terms of left or right
anymore. Defending our space
and the gains we made in the
years of struggle is where we are
at. Anybody who is doing that
can call themselves whatever
thie want to call themselves.
They are part of the resistance.
Morales and Chavez. who are
part of the Latin America's in-
digenous Amerindian peoples.
represent that resistance to re-
colonialism. 1 don't see anything
\vrong with that.
NF: Thank You, Dr.

(The interviewer is
Guvana's Honorary
(Consul in Barbados. 'This
interview was
conducted shortly before
last September 2ith


SUNDAY CHRONICLE.October 29, 2006

THE DRIP WAY: A NARI technician explaining how the Drip Irrigation System works to students of the Mackenzie High
School Friday.

Drip system could

AGRICULTURE officials and
farmers are upbeat that a
new and innovative method
of irrigation will be cheaper
and give better yields.
The National Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI) has
established several agricultural
plots at its Mon Repos, East
Coast Demerara base, to show
farmers how to use the system.
NARI Director, Dr Oudho
Homenauth, at an open day the
institute hosted Friday, briefed
farmers on the principles and
practical applications of the

new method, known as the Drip
Irrigation System.
According to Homenauth, a
series of perforated tubing con-
nected to a source of water is
laid along the plant beds and
supplies water to the roots of
the plants.
The system is designed to
control the rate and frequency
of water supply by the use of
control valves, he explained.
Homenauth said this new
method has several advantages
over the traditional irrigation
system and is particularly use-

ful during long dry spells be-
cause the supply of water could
be continuous.
The advantages he identi-
fied include greater efficiency in
the use of water, applying
fertilisers through the same
system in a liquid form (which
is more beneficial to plants),
lower labour input and costs and
a better quality plant.
He told the Guyana
Chronicle this is suitable for
farmers who intend to plant
crops all year round to supply
the export market.


The cost of setting up such
a system is about $150.000 for
a one-acre plot but will be rela-
tively smaller for larger acreages.
Homenauth explained
He said NARI has de-
signed the system here to be
farmer friendly and economi-
cal and urged farmers to
utilise the new irrigation
method which is being suc-
cessfully used in other parts
of the world.

EPA prepares

strategic plan
THE Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support
from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
has prepared and adopted a five-year Strategic Plan that will
guide its operations.
EPA Chairman, Mr. Andrew Bishop recently announced that
the plan will inform the annual work plans and actions of the
agency. It charts a vision and mission for the EPA and identifies
critical areas such as environmental management, biodiversity con-
servation, education and public awareness.
According to Bishop, the EPA will continue to build partner-
ships not only with public agencies, but also with the private sec-
tor and non-governmental organizations.
UNDP Resident Representative, Ms Carla Khammar, said
that her organisation was pleased to provide assistance and
endorsed the emphasis on environmental protection and re-
source conservation.

Interfering with reserves illegal
Agriculture Ministy warns
THE Ministry of Agriculture yesterday warned that it is illegal for persons to occupy or
alter any drainage system or reserve.
A press release on the interference said the attention of the ministry was drawn, by the Guyana
Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), to a businessman/contractor who was backfilling the East Demerara
Estate reserve opposite Pigeon Island on the northern side of the East Coast Demerara Highway.
Officials of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) visited the scene, it said.
and concluded that the unlawful works would impede access of equipment for excavation works
on the facade drain whenever necessary.
.Following the visit, the NDIA issued instructions to cease all works on the Government re-
serve at Pigeon Island and it is working with GUYSUCO and other agencies to remove any encum-
brances on drainage reserves, the ministry said.
It reminded that no agency, including the Neighbourhood Democratic Council. is
authorised to give permission for use of State drainage reserves.



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By Chamianlall Naipaul
THE operations of Globe
Trust Inc., which collapsed as
a result of financial prob-
lems, would most likely be
taken over by an overseas in-
vestor whose proposals are
under study by the Bank of
Guyana (BOG). The BOG
has to give approval for such
Administrator of Globe
Trust. Conrad Plummer told a
poorly-attended meeting of
shareholders yesterday at
Queen's College auditorium that
if the investment arrangement
fructifies, it would result in the
injection of US$3.5M and that he
was optimistic of the future of
the troubled financial institution.
However. lie cautioned that
the financial entity should not
repeat mistakes of the past.
"It would be unfortunate if
Globe Trust goes forward and
does not learn from its mis-
takes," Plummer said.
Plummer said he sees a
bright future for Globe Trust
and revealed that a list of 84 en-
tries for investment was nar-
rowed down to three, and of that

number, I\to opted out.
Plummer said one withdrew he-
cause it did not agree with its
funds being used to repay de-
positors owed by the institu-
tion. The other withdrew with-
out giving an explanation.
Plummer advised sharehold-

, .
-* -

GLOBE Trust Administrator,
Conrad Plummer at the
meeting yesterday.
ers that although he feels genu-
inely that the entity has a fu-
ture, it will not yield financial
returns immediately on its re-
turn to viability.
He said that he has prepared a
reorganisation plan for the institu-

lion and has rationalised staff and
cut expenses.
Giving a brief historical ac-
count of the financial problems
which enveloped the entity,
Plumnier recalled that it was in
July 2001 when BOG took
control of Globe Trust in accor-
dance with Sections 43 and 48
of the Financial Institution Act
(FIA) and in November of the
same year it was liquidated to
pave the way for reorganisation.
In December of 2002,
Plummer said he was appointed
as administrator of the entity
and he is responsible for hold-
ing the company together. iden-
tifying an investor, preparing a
reorganisation plan and oversee-
ing the implementation of the
approved plan.
.-\ccordiing to the \ eleran
hanker, the task of attracting in -
vestors was not as easy as lie
had anticipated.
During his stewardship of
the financial institution,
Plunmler said that many bor-
rowers were genuine with re-
spect to their obligations while
others were not, and the task of
collecting loans has become in-
creasingly difficult


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A section of the audience at the meeting.

Lack of potable water

sparks West Bank protest

The public road at La
Grange, West Bank
Demerara, in the vicinity of
the Demerara Harbour
Bridge, was the scene of con-
fusion and chaos for nearly
an hour yesterday morning as
angry residents blocked the
road with tree trunks to pro-
test the lack of a supply of po-
table for nearly a week.
As a result of the closure of
the Demerara Harbour Bridge
during the time the blockade was
staged, there was a huge build
up of vehicles, resulting in some
hostile exchanges between driv-
ers and some protesters.
A traffic rank from the
nearby La Grange Police Sta-
tion arrived a few minutes after
the protest started but was un-

able to bring any semblance of
order to the situation.
The protesters chanted
loudly "we want water", telling
stranded and perplexed motor-
ists that they will not pass un-
til they received water.
About half an hour after the
protest and road blockade be-
gan, a water tender arrived much
to the relief of the aggrieved resi-
dents. Their disposition was
immediately transformed from
one of hostility to civility.
Protesters told the Sunday
Chronicle that as a result of the
Guyana Water Authority well
pump being down for several
months now, water tenders were
supplying them with water. but
over the past week. water ten-
ders were bypassing their area

and supplying other areas.
As a result, water was un-
available for several days result-
ing in residents becoming very
At his post-Cabinet news
conference last Wednesday,
Head of the Presidential Secre-
tariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon an-
nounced that Cabinet has given
its no objection to three con-
tracts pertaining to the well at
La Grange.
According to Dr. Lun-
cheon Cabinet gave the green
light to the sums of $21.1M;
$18.6M and $35.7M for drill-
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THE Guyana National
Bureau of Standards (GNBS)
said it will take stern action
against dishonest cellular
phone dealers, importers and
retailers who continue to
deceive customers.
GNBS inspectors will be
conducting surveillance exercises
countrywide and cellular dealers
found in breach of the
regulations will have their
products seized and removed, a
press release from the Bureau
The release said the
defaulters are selling used.
refurbished or reconditioned
phones as new ones.
The GNBS explained that it
has been bombarded \with
numerous consumer complaints
and in spite of repeated notices.
releases, and advisories, some
unscrupulous dealers are still
engaged in trying to make a fast
dollar on this co inodity and
are robbing consuiners in the
The GNBS reminded
dealers and retailers, that
they first need to be
registered with the Bureau
and that cellular phones
should be labelled

accordingly as new,
reconditioned or
refurbished to guide
consumers when they are
making a purchase.
The Bureau also reminded
consumers that they need to
exercise extreme caution by
asking relevant questions before
rushing to make purchases and
falling prey to wild deals and
offers which are very prevalent
at this time.
GNBS advised consumers
to examine cellular phones
carefully for signs of prior use
which can be detected by
information such as telephone
numbers already stored in the
phone and several hours of use
on the call timer.
GNBS also urged
consumers to check whether
there was switching of
original accessories such as
batteries and chargers with
others of inferior quality
(serial numbers found in the
manual will serve as a guide
in this regard), scratches and
other marks on the screen or
display area and evidence
that the phone was opened
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By Neil Marks

BRIAN Yong has had a
computer since he was nine.
Counting back 26 years, you
would recognize that that
would have been a luxury item
for a child of working class
parents in Guyana. Today, he
wants to see his childhood
luxury become available to
every child acrossthe country.
Joining the slate for the
People's Progressive Party/Civic
to contest the August 28 polls
is ranked by Yong as one of the
smartest choices he has made in
meeting his "moral obligation" to
Yong sees as a real
possibility the government being
able to buy thousands of the
US$100 laptop computers being
developed under the One
Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
initiative by the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
In a sense. Yong has already
begun to reach out to remote
areas, like the OLPC plan
envisages. It was right after the
September 11 terrorist attacks in
the United States that Yong and
Navendra Narine established
Broadband Guyana, a wireless
internet service provider, which
has taken the internet to
Amerindian communities in
Guyana's interior.
He remembers the idea
developed out of the fact that he
could not listen to American
radio over the internet, because
the bandwidth was too
In fact, he says this has been
the cause of investors interested
in setting up off shore call
centres here shelving such plans.
Yong wants to see the
telecommunications sector
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other ancestry, Yong was
gifted a computer very early in
life and this is what propelled
his career success along this
line. Oddly enough, he also
has an interest in'food and
before launching Broadband,
he served up giant sandwiches
downtown at Subway.
"I like restaurants as much
as I like technology." he says.
Sadly, Subway went up in
For a young company.
Broadband has achieved great
success, and its products and
services are sourced to
customers in Suriname, French
Guiana, T&T. Curacao. Aruba,
Ghana, Antigua and Venezuela.
Just recently, the company
landed a contract in Colombia
with Exxon Mobil, the largest
petroleum company in the

their fingertips. There could be
nothing better than that. It will
make a big difference for
Guyana," he says.
For the information and
telecommunications sector, Yong
talks too of the urgent need for
liberalization, as he foresees the
number of jobs that can be
created with the establishment of
call centres.
Having had a chance to see
first-hand the workings of
technology parks in Israel, he is
excited about the possibility of
such parks being set up in
Guyana. The Indian government
has promised to look at this
In 1999 after gaining a
Bachelor's Degree in Computer
Science in the United States,
Yong returned to Guyana
because of what he says was the
"moral obligation" he felt
towards helping to develop
When the PPP/C
approached him to help steer
their campaign to victory, he was
excited to get on the handwagon
of the young professionals lthe
parlv was courting.
"1 have always' bhncil a
supporter c of lue, PPP.' h' .ays.
lie says lih period lie spent
oi the ci;npt iigo n rail \\:is "- erl"
execilin". ile ';aIvs tlere are
aciconliplishiclllns of tie PPPl/C
tia;mi\ ho sec.
v \sied cotnull nniilimes that
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iirst illinc'" lie ;I s.
Yotntg s.ivs lihc hidO llt' lt-o.
tiun ill Is life in lnl' rnuo up lto
the elections.
"Whcn I joined Ie ll'iP/(' I
was 100 per cciIl sure l hat I had
made the right decision. Butll two
to three months into it, I was 150
per cent sure," he said.
"I like being in politics. I
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By Neil Marks

ROHIT Jagessar's sense of
imagination in transforming
his grandmother's stories of
how "they came in ships" to
the big screen has resulted in
the superb dramatic produc-
tion 'Guiana 1838'.
Though released in Guyana
two years after it hit the screens
in the United States, the docu-
drama has elicited nothing but
praise for brilliant screenplay
and stunning cinematography
that takes the coast and sugar
plantations of the Corentyne de-
cades back.
Jagessar's cast proved to be
on top of their game as well,
with each member delivering
solid performances. But when
the movie was all over, it was
Neville Williams' character which
stayed. The frail. 71-year-old
who plays 'Amie'. the father of
runaway slave Cabi (Henry
Rodney), was nothing short of
Williams delves into the pas-
sive personality of his character.
stunning the audience with his
portrayal of a man concealing
his anger of the brutality of the
.massa' or White Man..
Whether it was on the plan-
tation facing the blistering heat
of the sun and the mistreatment
of the massa. or quivering from
a flogging on a cot in the slave
quarters, Williams delivers an

into leaving their families in In-
dia and come here with promises
of El Dorado, paid off, and he
was not afraid to put in lines
such as "nigger" and "coolies".
Jagessar tells of the resis-
tance of the Africans to work for
meagre wages on the plantations
after then; he also tells the story
of the hiring of Sinha, a fierce
small-timer who sells dreams of
El Dorado to the unsuspecting,
impoverished coolies, but he too
ends up being tricked and forced
onto the boat.
The short journey the Indi-
ans were promised turned out to
be some 112 days. Some ended
up dead before reaching these
Upon the Indians' arrival in
British Guiana in 1838, the Brit-
ish planters promptly enslaved
them to ensure that the growth
of sugar in the British West
Indies continued uninterrupted.
They were confronted by
the Africans, who put up a fight,
thinking that the Indians came to
take away their lives and their
The Africans soon discov-
ered that the Indians were not a
threat, but were new slaves who
ended up being denied food and
flogged publicly for minor forms
of resistance to the massa.
The rivalry of the East In-
dians and the Africans is one
that is not commonly told and
Jagessar says it is a vital part of

awe inspiring performance. IHis
\\wilc ""i.s ,played by local aclrls.'s
Birenda Massiah.
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lilt sCoItrg' lltih t xais itII en
slaveinmein of Africans and the
samic plauitation crnellys Ihal Fast
Intlia;n iiidentlured lahoutrers Iaced
at the hands of the domineering
and cruel colonial masters.
The seven years that he
ploughed through history books
to show the horrible life of his
descendants who were duped

the story ol' indenturcship.
:s tihe plot dc\ciupq<
I.latchman, played by Indian ac
lor Kuinmar Gaiuraiv. develop
riendiiship wilh Cabi. and resists
aili'leipts bi, tiic nassa to drive
: eg h'di betwecth ltle two races.
I' he1 flogging of 1.atchnman
and another member of his group
of friends on the plantations. was
driven home with enough impact
to make the audience cringe as
salt was being rubbed into their
Jagessar portrays too that
some of the Indians, flabber-
gasted at their treatment, suffer



BRIAN Yong at his Broadband office.

But Yong relishes moreso
the wireless internet service
Broadband provides to
communities deep in
Guyana's jungles and
savannahs. He sees himself as
part of the drive to bridge the
digital divide and boasts of
some 200 sites in interior
villages where Broadband
provides its service be it the
Dadanawa cattle ranch deep
in the southern savannah, the
Catholic Church in the
Pakaraimas, or the gold
mines in the Mazarauni.
He says the aim of the PPP/
C is to see the majority of
households in Guyana with
internet access in the next five
years and he is excited about the
possibility, especially with
regards to children.
"Every child will be able to
find any book and do research.
The world's libraries would be at

KUV'AR Gaurav in a scene from Guiana 1838 (kumar)


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psychological torment and this
was obvious in a scene when
one of them tries to rape one of
the women. Mostly men were
brought to work on the planta-
In the portrayal of the
events after the arrival of the
East Indians, the film-maker tells
a subtle love story between
Latchman and a quiet Hindustan
woman played by newcomer
Aarti Bathija.
Though Cabi warns that
no one can escape from the
'White Man', Latchman en-
lists his help to do just that.
Jagessar weaves into the script
too the fact that the slaves
who escaped were hunted
down by the Amerindians at
the behest of the plantation
owners. This part of history
too, is often not told.
He returns at the end of the
movie with the arrival of John
Scoble of the British and Foreign
Anti Slavery Society, who dis-
cbvers the new form of slavery
on the backs of Indians and in-
fluences a temporary halt to the

arrival of indentured Indian im-
True to Jagessar's story, af-
ter observing the conditions first
hand, Scoble's three-member
team reported their concerns to
the Governor, Sir Henry Light.
In response to these charges, the
Governor appointed a commis-
sion of inquiry and several Afri-
can plantation labourers, who
bravely gave evidence, sup-
ported the Society's accusations
against the offending planters.
Jagessar has three more
films in the making. Two of
those would complete the
trilogy of Guiana 1838. These
will focus on the British
response to indentureship,
post-Independence life in
Guyana, and it will turn
towards Moscow evidently
the rise of the East Indian
slaves, perhaps turning to
President Bharrat Jagdeo, a
descendant of East Indian
immigrants, who studied in
In 2005, Guiana 1838 was
the overwhelming choice by

Belizean audiences to receive the
Conchshell Award for the Best
Feature Film at the Belize Film
The poignant storyline has
wowed audiences in the US, and
particularly Africa, in such
places as Tanzania and Nigeria,
where it is playing for a fifth
straight month.
The film has already been
shown in Trinidad and Canada as
well, and Jagessar next moves to
the United Kingdom, France, the
Netherlands, and then India.
The opening of the movie
was held at the Strand Cinema
and the featured guest was First
Lady, Mrs. Varshnic Jagdeo.
Proceeds from the evening go to-
wards her charity. Kids First
Fund, which helps sick and
needy children.
Overseas-based Guvanese
entertainer, Slingshot, treated the
audience to his trademark soca/
calypso pieces before the start
of the movie.
Guiana 1838 is currently
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ROHIT Jagessar, (centre) with members of the cast of Guiana 1838. First from right is
Neville Williams. Second and third from right are Henry Rodney and Brenda Massiah.

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BEVERAGE conglomerate, which are actively involved in arship students, working or
Banks DIH Limited, has an- helping out the needy, their Civil and Mechanical En
nounced two more appoint- He has already begun ad- gineering projects respectively
ments. The company last justing to his new role and in- These projects are environment
week said David Carto and tends to meet the challenges in tally oriented and the collabora
Astrid Foo had been named an effective way that can assist tion thus far has been extremely
Purchasing Executive and En- the Company to achieve its ob- interesting and rewarding.
vironmental Coordinator re- jectives, the release said. Foo attended the St. Jo
spectively. Foo joined the company on seph High Secondary Schoo
Carto, according to a release August 4, 2003, as an Environ- and St Stanislaus College
from the company, was trans- mental Officer and has worked where she obtained CXC cer
ferred to the Purchasing/Cus- her way up the meteoric ladder tificates. She went on to fur
toms department as part of the to Coordinator of a very impor- other her studies at the Uni
major restructuring at Banks tant department. versity of Guyana and thi
DIH Limited. He assumed this One of her primary func- University of the West Indies
position with effect from Octo- tions is to develop the Environ- Cave Hill Campus in Barba
ber 1. 2006. mental Management System. dos where she read for hei
Carto was the project leader Among her duties are to iden- Bachelors and Masters De
for the installation of the New tify the Environmental Impacts grees in Environmental Stud
Krones Blow moulder and has and to put in place measures to ies and Natural Resourcet
been actively involved in the effectively manage environmen- Management respectively.
Business Restructuring. Re- tal issues and prevent new ones
search and Development Com- from occurring. This encom- -'_
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ENVIRONMENTAL Coordinator, Ms Astrid Foo
Surujdai (left) and Fung Way Chow (right).

with Environmental Officers, Nirmala

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NEW Purchasing Executive, Mr. David Carto at his desk
at Banks DIH Limited.

The new executive began
working for Banks DIH Limited
during the summer break in 1990
at the Demico division where he
worked on the ice truck in the
mornings and on the water truck
in the afternoons. On comple-
tion of his high school educa-
tion, he returned to work in the
Demico Dairy Division, where
he worked for more than 12
months before leaving to pursue
studies at the Government Tech-
nical Institute. On his return to
Banks DIH, he worked in the
Campsite Maintenance depart-
ment being responsible for main-
taining equipment within the
He later, enrolled at the
University of Guyana where he
studied for his Diploma in Me-
chanical Engineering. During this
period, he also did a one-year
stint in Refrigeration at Banks
DIH Limited.
Carto subsequently gradu-
ated with a Dcrce in Mechani-
cal linuinecrin anlt cndiommenced
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Control Procedoures.
Carto has been involved in
charitable work and is ;a Incii-
hcr of several oi'";lis;lltionl

eluding the Branches.
Her objective, Banks DIH
said, is to ensure that each em-
ployee becomes environmen-
tally sensitised, is knowledge-
able about and actively partici-
pates in protecting the environ-
ment and is aware of the legis-
lative and other environmental
requirements that govern the
Foo's aim is to reduce
waste, incorporate the concepts
of the three R's REDUCE.
to ensure that Banks DIH Lim-
ited uses them in every facet of
the company's operation.
The Coordinator, the re-
lease said, has conducted a
Chemical Inventory of all the
chemicals used by the company,
with the aim of ensuring these
chemicals are properly stored,
used and handled. She has also
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the Lord: let all the
inhabitants of the world
stand in *** of
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period 26"t- 31s
October, 2006.
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break in continuity.
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3. The local dancer was
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5. "You cannot the
responsibility of tomorrow
by evading it today".

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errors the prize money is
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7. Public Health (Abbr.).
8. A private soldier in the US
12. Electronic Joumalism
13. Part of a house.
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MEMBERS of the Popular Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO)
carry a cameraman who was shot during a shooting near
a barricade in Oaxaca City, October 27, 2006. (Daniel

Fox orders

federal forces

to Mexico's

Oaxaca crisis

By Noel Randewich

OAXACA, Mexico, (Reuters) Mexican President Vicente Fox
ordered federal forces to be sent to the conflict-torn city of
Oaxaca yesterday, after gunmen shot dead three people in-
cluding a U.S. journalist.
The president's office said in a statement the forces would ar-
rive in the city during the course of the day. It did not specify
whether federal police, soldiers or a mixture of the two would be
involved in the operation.
On Friday. at least two prolonged shootouts against pro-
testers killed three people, including U.S. independent jour-
nalist Brad Will.
Nine people. mostly protesters. have been killed in a conflict
that began in Oaxaca five months ago. when striking teachers and
leftist activists occupied much of the colonial city. storming Con-
gress and blocking streets in an effort to oust state Gov. Ulises
The conflict has escalated with increasingly frequent
drive-by style gun attacks against protesters' barricades
in the city. famous for its architecture, cuisine and in-
digenous crafts.
Critics accuse the governor of corruption and repressive tactics
against dissenters. whose roadblocks have driven tourism from the
city and hurt business.
The protesters say Ruiz is behind the shootings.
A Reuters photographer at one of the shootouts on Friday said
the violence started when protesters came under fire after blocking
highways and burning vehicles.
He said protesters' weapons were limited to powerful fireworks.
rocks and Molotov cocktails.
Fox has been under pressure for weeks from Ruiz and local
businessmen to send in federal police or the army to regain control
of Oaxaca. but until now he refused to do so, opting instead to
search for a negotiated solution.
This week, striking teachers voted to return to classes but many
protesters say they will not back down until Ruiz. who blames the
protesters for the violence, is ousted.
It is unusual for federal forces to be sent to resolve con-
flicts in Mexican sta s, which are the jurisdiction of local po-
lice. Last year feder::l police took control of the city of Nuevo
Laredo, after an explosion of violence between rival drug
Uniformed police have not entered the centre of Oaxaca since
being fought off by testerss during a failed attempt in June to
break up a protest ca in the city's central square.
The protesters ave built hundreds of barricades from
rocks, barbed-wire 'id burned-out vehicles, and could try to
stop the federal for s entering the city.


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02:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with GINA
03:00 h Movie
04:30 h ICC Championship
Trophy India vs Australia
08:30 h Lifting Guyana to
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12:00 h- Press Conference with
U Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h Guyexpo 2K6
S 14:00 h In Style
14:30 h- Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Grow with IPED
16:00 h Guyexpo 2K6
Features (R/B)
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Round Up
1 18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
1h News Magazine Live
)h 18:30 h kala Milan
19:00 h One on One

19:30 h Close Up
20:00 h Guyexpo 2K6
21:30 h Stanford 20/20 -
Cayman Islands vs Barbados
22:00 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 Current Affairs
14:30h Shelly Greetings
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TODAY'S FORECAST: Fair weather conditions may be
internoted by localised showers and possible isolated
. occurrences of thunder,predomantly near inland.
WAVES: Slight to moderate reaching about 1.5 metres in open
WINDS: will vary between the northeast and east at 3.0 to
12.0 metres per second.
HIGH TIDE: 08:56h at 2.22 metres and 21:31h at 2.43 metres
LOW TIDE: 00:42h at 1.03 metres and 14:49h at 1.43 metres
SUNRISE: 05:40h 05:40
SUNSET: 17:34h 17:35
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0-32.5 Celsius along the Coast
& 31.0-33.5 Celsius over near inland and inland regions.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 -23.0 Celsius over inland and
interior locations & 24.0-26.Celsius along the coast.
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users
are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
weather information and warnings for the safety of
the marine community.
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17:00 h Birthdays and
17:15 h Death
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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
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07:30 h Motor GP
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
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15:30 h Faith & Truth
16:00 h golf
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
00: 16 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans

16:15/20:30 lns
with Chi Kuan Chun

06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop 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 to Be Announced
17:30 h Kishore Local Talent
18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno
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19:00 h Birthday greetings/
Death Announcement & In
20:05 h DVD Movie to be
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07:30 h Movie
08:30 h Sanford and Son
09:00 h RY Live
11:00 h Movie
13:00 h Discovery Health
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WANTED f -lBA |,lM^A'1"I"" II" .1

ONE 38 ft. Banga Mary
fishing boat. Complete with 350
Ibs 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. Call 622-0267, 629-

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, 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.

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.
Courses in Air brushing Acrylic
nails, Barbering, Basic & Advance
Hair Cutting classes. Tel. 226-2124
or visit at 211 New Market Street,
North Cummingsburg.

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

SMARTEC Computers -
brand systems starting from -
$105 000; laptops from- $170
000- DELL, Toshiba, Acer. Also
computers repairs and
upgrades, home and office
services. KRIS: 220-6262, 624-
COMPUTER sales, repairs,
upgrades, Dell laptops from -
$170 000, Desk tops with flat
screen from $138 000,
Computer City Unit 8, Gafoors
Shopping Mall, Houston, EBD.
225-3656. 647-2400.
Springlands, Corriverton,
Berbice. 335-3002.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
having computer problems?
Then give us a call at Future
Tech Business Centre. Tel. 231-
2206. All jobs done by Microsoft
Certified Technicians.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
We accept Master. hVsa and
American Express Cards Phone
225-7126, 226-3693.
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FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Lot 72 Dowding Street, Kitty.
(Lower half). Call Sharon 649-

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.

INFO., CALL 226-9448
MATHS Lessons available
- Forms 2 to CXC. Tutor Ingrid
Ally. A 168 Eping Avenue, B/
A/P. Tel. 227-2252
CLASSES for welding
electronics, electric
installation, catering, English.
Maths, etc. Call Annmarie-
Study Club (Regions1-10) evergreen.
TEL. 226-4634, 627--9285,
NAIL tipping, designing,
silkwrapping, manicuring,
pedicurina, courses. Register
now. $5 0D0 per course. Call
Michelle 227-7342, 222-
3263, 613-4005.
MASSAGE Course -
comprehensive course in
Massage Therapy being
offered. Only serious
application invited. Call
between 9 am and 6 pm.
EARN a Certificate, Diploma
or Degree, in any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
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.
SAMAROO'S Institute is
forced to launch a new
Mathematics class due to
enormous response. Register
now for exams in June 2007 also
Business Subjects and English
A. Maraj Building, 185 Charlotte
& King Sts. Tel. 223-1971.

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 at Genesis
Driving School. Manual &
automatic. 48 Princes and
Camp Sts. Summer Classes
$10 000. Tel. 225-7755.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 622-2872. 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street. Slabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For more information,
call 227-3869, 622-8162, 611-
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979 Students
need security and comfort to
learn Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is
serious business. not a fly by
night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring. 125, Regent
Road. Bourda

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified "'di",-?-I
Therapist Ulelli i '- *

MRS. SINGH Massage. If you
need a balanced massage, try
my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology. Tel.
220-4842. Cell 615-6665.

PROPERTY for sale in
Ruimzeight Gdns. One three-
storey building to let in Better
Hope. Call Atlantic Realty & Auto
Sales. 226-9731.
LANDS/No. 38
under Provision of Section 14 (1)
of the VALUATION of Rating
Purpose Act Chapter 150 has
appointed Padaarat Seebarran
and Pooran Ramsaran as
appraisers to carry out IAnterim
Appraisement of properties
within the ORDNANCE FORT
LANDS/No. 38
this 11'" day of September, 2006.

DATING lonely? Need a
lover, a friend! Carib Singles
Dating Club 231-5304.
MEET interesting pen
friends from around the world.
Send self-address stamped
enveloped to: J. Noble. P.O. ox
12421. Bourda. Call 231-5304.
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.
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.
EAST Indian male 45 yrs.
who describes himself as honest,
decent, non alcoholic, non
smoker, never married and
hardworking seeks female
companion between 20 and 55
yrs. Full details required. Write
to: RL. P.O. Box 12164, Bourda.
Georgetown. Guyana.

SPIRITUAL Healing Lord
Shiva International Gifted
spiritual leader help to unite
lovers, etc. Help diabetes, heart
problem, etc. Call 333-3611.

COME enjoy the Suriname
experience. Enjoy 5 nights, 6
days in Suriname. Package
includes: accommodation,
transportation, guided tours.
Departure date 14'" Noveamber,
2006. Contact Evergreen
Adventures Inc., 159 Charlotte
Street. Lacytown. Telephone

HAVING problems with your
refrigerators., washing machllle,
gas stove, air-condtioner? ThIen
call Lindon on 641-1086
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
d ryers, mI.icrowi-vs stoves, deel)
fryers, etc. Cill 622-4521'218-
TECHINICIAN on call ori all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan it 265-
2634. 612-2982.

1|ib J Migrate to
S Canada

Skilled Workers.
Business Class .
Work Permits.
Students Visitors.
Refugees. Refused
Con" .. Balwant
Persaud & Associates
Certified Canadian
'1 ImI.,1 jlli:,)'
57 Upper Robb Street,
BOjI Ula. (IGOolrOO IC to
L, tm e!S ",O~l i. tOQC : St.
,j d A ''ert St. )

Tel. 225-1540, 622-8308

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry. varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 223-9710, 614-
FOR your complete
construction and renovating
needs such as painting.
carpentry, tiling, customised
kitchen and closet cabinets, etc.
Call Medhi Gomes @ 622-6144.
FOR low cost air-conditioner.
refrigerator, microwave, freezer.
drink cooler repairs and servicing
electrical and solar panel
installation. Call 225-4822. 624-
0004, 231-3547.
SERVICES Gas stove, washing
machine, doth dryers, freezers, vacuum
deaners, etc. Contact Anthony Henry
Tel. # 625-8974. 223-4556. 223-3805

USA Green
Card Lottery

Earn your Green

Card now, enter

the U.S. Govt-

sponsored lottery.

We also do Visitor's
Visa applications.

Call 225-1540,


ONE experienced
seamstress great wages and
benefits. Roxie's 122
Merriman's Mall, Bourda.
PART-TIME Handyman/
Gardener Blue Skies Apartments
-223 Peter Rose Street.
Queenstown, Georgetown.
FOR salesgirls/boys, porters
& security guards. Apply Avinash
Complex Water Street, Contact
226-3361. 227-7829.
1 PEST Cnnliol service In.min
(18 20 yrs. f ,i() Tr iIIIII- O
will be provided' 1'l V '21-2 112.
226-21 17
Porters & Sectiinlv Giirds. Apply Iin
ersoII n to P Riiioop & Sons,. 23
.e111hall SIcet, W -elk-o -iust
(GUIrS1 hI )LSe IMlelI
Mlll.age. EL pe once inec '.esilliy.
Wnijten opptlicti on iBlue Skiest
Apartments -- 223 Peter Rose
Street, Qicolnstown

ONE Trained teacher to
work in Private school at Vreed-
en-Hoop. Telephone 618-8295
anytime for appointment.
MALE and female Factory
Staff, No experience necessary.
For appointments, call 227-
8041-2.__ ____
Representative. Experience and
4 subjects (CXC/GCE) would be
an asset. For appointments, call
ONE unfurnished top flat of
house at Lot 112, Lamaha
Gardens, Georgetown. Rental -
$60 000. Contact 225-8084.
613-3549 Roy Sukhu.
PORTERS to work at Garment
Factory & Stores. Apply at Lot D
Lama Avenue. Bel Air Park. Contact
Reshma on Tel. 225-4492 or 225-
VACANCIES exist for
qualified and experienced
teachers at Xenon Academy.
Apply in person to the Principal,
5 'A' Grove Public Rd., E. B. D.
VACANCY exists for one
Gardener/Handyman. Must be
able to work full-time. Apply in
person to May's Shopping
Centre, 98 Regent Street,
BEL Air AC, hot and cold.
generator, furnished US$2 000;
Nandy Park 3-bedroom
furnished, AC, US$700. Tel. #
227-3551, 647-0856.
MALE and female Singers,
Security Guard, person to work
in record shop knowledge of
music and be computer literate.
Tel. # 226-6432, 225-8628.
TRUCK Drivers, Fitter
Machinist. Apply in person with
written application to: Dalip
Trading Ltd., 11 14 Broad
Street, Charlestown,
Georgetown. Guyana.
COMPUTER Operator/Sys.
Admin. Must have CXC/GCE
Maths and English and Microsoft
Office. Apply at Internet World,
16 B Duncan St., Newtown. Kitty.
COMPUTER Operator/Sys.
Admin. Must have CXC/GCE
Maths and English and Microsoft
Office Apply at Internet World,
75 De Willem North, WCD.
VACANCY exists for Security
Guards. Must be willing to work
either day or night shifts. Apply
in person to May's Shopping
Centre, 98 Regent Street.
TRAINING, travelling, boarding
and lodging. HEALTH
Shopping Mall. Rosignol. West
Bank Berbice.
ONE Security Guard (able-
bodied), one day shift
Handyman. one Waiter and
assistant Disc Jockey (can be
trained). Must have knowledge
in Indian music. Tel. 226-6527,
VACANCIES exist for one
Computer Teacher/Tutor and
one Computer Operator at
Unitech Computer School. Send
application to Lot 10 Mon Repos
Public Rd.. ECD or Tel.
1 ACCOUNTS Clerk -
computer literate: Machinist
Welder, Mechanic, Trainee
Machinist. Trainee Mechanics
Electrician; 1 whole day Maid.
Apply to: Technical Services
Inc., 18 23 Industrial Site.
Eccles. E B Dem.
RK's Security needs 101
Security Guards and Officers for
Baton, Canine, & Armed
divisions. Former nqod
employees can rcadlpplv, (New
Dv nr'ir I ,, i .I ..r Locations
NATICi II~ *, l ctt RK's
SOmt11 Services, 125 fCReoent
'ioad Bouidi
VACANCIES exist lot oie
t I Hiiidinan,,Ga rdecer,
Sociilll1y GUl(lri. ulsOi, l teacOliers
in l l he ,ii, .1, ; ubilc t oro as.
r:,, 1, i , ...... : O A S /
... I A. Apply with written
application to the Frincipal,
A -x Fiduication 2.' Atlantic
Gardens FCPIll) "el ''It i .

100 SECURITY Guards for
Armed, Baton and Canine
(dog) Division. 2 Lorry & Van
rivers, 6 Visiting Inspectors -
with motorcycles, motor car,
scooters or bicycles for East
Bank. West Coast and city
zones. Contact: The Recruiter,
RK/s Security Services, 125
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel. 226-
VACANCY for saleswomen.
Earn thousands of dollars
monthly working part-time. No
experience required. We
provide training. Work from
home. No paperwork. No boss.
No capital required. Come to
Wednesday 5 pm or Saturday
m, 89 Brickdam, Opposite the
alms. New Guyana School
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll. NIS. Filing and must
be computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
Apply in person with a written
application and two (2) references
to: Len's, 136 Sheriff & Fourth
Sts. C/ville. CONTACT: NAVINA.
instant employment for dual
post of Gardener, Handyman &
Security Guards. Salary
commences from $9 000 per
week. Retired Head teachers
and Class One Grade One
Trained CPCE Graduates.
Salary starts from $45 000.
Vacancy exists in all subject
areas from Nursery to Primary
through Secondary faculties. 22
Atlantic Gardens, East Coast
Demerara. 220-9303, 220-
8265 & 626-2080.

LBI, ECD. CALL 227-1711.
1 LAND for sale at 14 Pitt
St. 76 ft x 50 ft. Contact 333-
CAMP and Quamina
Streets. Call Tony Reid's
Realty. Tel. # 231-2064
or 225-2626.
100 x 53 225 Success..
7: St. ECD. Contact Hansraj
Ganesh 220-7817.
89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 of an English acre.
Call: 220-9675.
Eccles $5.5M, LBI $3M. N.P.
4928, 609-2201.
LINDEN 7.5 acres farm
land average 1 000 bearing fruit
trees. Coconuts pears, mangoes
$15M. Ederson's 226-5496.
EARL'S Court 2 house
lots. 9 800 sq. ft. Build luxurious
mansion area for pool, tennis -
$4m. Ederson's 226-5496.
Bank Demerara. house lots from
$700 000: East Bank
Demerara: business centre lots
and house lots at Parika $3M
up. 619-6648. 266-2111.
several lands and properties
with pool and without pool.
property with pool on 3 lots of
and. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
FROM Georgetown.
Essequibo and Berbice, high
or low acreage, also house lots
residential and commercial
areas riverside as well. Call
Good will Realty 223-5204.
Caimbelvillle -S 10.75m.
Cuini gings St.,
FRIENDSHIP, riverside. Bee
Hive, double let 6.751im
Mel.anie $2 ;'5im. Non i'aiel -
$1.'iim, F I" .i -1 T51mi, NMI
IEoonl - '! ,''', iaihway liinds
TFL 226-8148. 625-1624.


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US$800. KEYHOMES 642-
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Tel. 226-
ROOM for single
working female. Tele-
phone: 227-0928.
FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent in
Kitty. Call 226-1640.
ROOM to rent in
residential area. Contact 231-
8661, 629-5064.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty.
TO rent one-bedroom
self-contained apartment,
Liliendaal. Call Devi 222-
ONE 3-bedroom bottom
flat, parking. Gordon Street,
Kitty. Tel. #231-3831.
BUSINESS apts. in G/
town $45 000. Call 226-5718,
NANDY Park, Kitty,
Republic Park, Diamond. 233-
RENT. TEL. 647-2900.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
PHONE 225-9944.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
NEW one-bedroom apt.,
fully furnished. Price $45
000. Phone 227-5852, 646-
HOUSE by itself apt -
US$500 with AC, phone.
Tony Reid 225-2626, 231-
ONE room to let for single
working female. Call 223-
8955 or 624-6271 or 231-
3-BEDROOM top flat with
verandah & parking $48 000.
Te1.225-5512, 647-0856.
NEW two-bedroom house
in convenient location.
Parking available. Price $60
000. Phone 227-5852, 646-
FULLY furnished one-
bedroom bottom flat
apartment, 10'9 Carmichael
St. Tel. # 227-4847 or 648-
1-BEDROOM apt.
furnished located at 319 East
Street, North C/burg. Contact
# 225-5664 or 641-6217.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
3-BEDROOM, Industry.
ECD toilet & bath, light. water
$35 000 monthly .-el. 227-
6597. 222-5352, 621-6820.
NEW one-bedroom apt.,
suitable for single girl or
Couple. Price $27 000.
*Phone 227-5852, 646-2964.
apartments to let on a daily/
nightly basis from $4 000
daily. Call 227-3336/227-
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled AC water 24
hours, etc. Price ($45 CO0) neg.
Call 609-8315.
BOTTOM flat 3-
bedroom $80 000 neg. C;
ville, hot and cold, self
contained, etc. Tel. 628-
bedroom apt. Dennis St.,
Sophia $12 000, lights, road,
water. Call 621-3094.
flat, situated A 41 Duncan St.,
Bel Air. Call Karen 614-
0408, 225-2749.
bedroom house, out door
toilet and bath $15 000 per
month. 220-2334.
ONE fully secured 2-
bedroom lower flat with
telephone in Kitty. For couple
or students. Tel. 227-6824.
contained rooms suitable for
UG Students and single
working individuals. Phone

- Nicely renovated rooms on
Regent Street. Over CJ's Variety
Store.' Contact John 613-6674.
1-BEDROOM apts., from -
$20 000 up, 1 family dwelling -
$45 000, 3-bedroom bottom flat
apt. $45 000. Contact Preview
Realty 225-8088 Curtis.
1 FURNISHED back apt.
situated @Festival City for single
person $20 000 monthly. Call
aren 614-0408, 225-2749.
TWOibottom flat apartments
- inside toilet and bathroom,
electricity, water, etc. Mon
Repos. 20-0571, 619-2351.
Serious enquiries only.
STWO-BEDROOM furnished
apartment with parking, master
room, AC, (spacious) in Bel Air
Park- US$400. Tel. 227-4040,
ONE 3-bedroom top flat -
173 Eastfield Drive, Nandy Park,
EBD. 217-1601.
BUYING selling, renting or
managing of properties. Call
PrevieW Realty at 225-8088.
Ask for Curtis.
bottom flat $40 000. No Agent.
Call 227-6105 weekends and
after 5 bm weekdays.
furnished three-bedroom top flat
apartment with all
conveniences. Telephone 225-
0545, 642-0636.
NEW furnished two-
bedroom house in Garnett
Street, Newtown, Kitty. Price -
$85 000. Phone 227-5852, 646-
ONE (1) bottom flat
furnished apartment situated at
Lot 109 Carmichael Street,
North Cummingsburg. Tel. # 227-
4847, 648-7196.
NEW 2-flat self-contained 6-
bedroom concrete executive
building, together or single.
Excellent location Ogle Air
Strip Road. 222-7516.
ONE business spot for Barber
Shop/Salon, fully loaded,
located @ Vreed-en-Hoop.
Contact #'s 225-7073. 264-2694.
FURNISHED apartment for
overseas guest at Gamett St., C/
ville, G/town. Contact Ms. Dee on
223-1061 or 612-2677.
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
2 ROOMS to rent in new
house, inside toilet and bath, etc
for decent working girls. Call 227-
furnished 3-bedroom house
for rent in Eccles Housing
Scheme. 3 months only. $30
000 per month. 629-3208.
1 2-BEDROOM apartment -
$28 000. 1 small one room
apartment $14 000. Middle
Road. La Penitence. Tel. 225-
9759. Single person or couple.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat with toilet and bath, water. -
$30 000 at Middle Road, La
Penitence. Tel. 227-0328. (No
agents).Working couple.
STORES. TEL. 225-5591, 619-
ONE three-bedroom top flat,
fully grilled (AC. telephone
overhead tank), no pets or small
children at Public Road Mc
Doom. Phone 226-1903, (8 am
- 5 pm only).
ONE 3-bedroom flat
concrete house at Mon Repos,
ECD. All modern facilities (light,
water, telephone) garage, fenced
ard, fruit trees. Tel. 220-0669,
ONE executive house 4-
bedroom. one master, fully
meshed, fully furnished, grilled
stand by gen., hot and cold fully
secured for diplomats. el. #
624-8315, 222-3346 (anytime) -
KITTY $40 000
Campbellville $130 000, Bel
Air Spring, unfurnished US$1
200, furnished Nandy Park -
US$600, Kingston residential
and commercial, Courida Park
and other call us at 225-2540 -
Mr Mayers.

BLYGEZIGHT furnished 2-
bedroom apartment US$700,
Atlantic Gardens furnished 3-
bedroom top flat US$1 000,
Queenstown furnished 3-
bedroom top flat $80 000,
large property for school and
much more. Excellence Realty
- 222-5330, 625-7090.
furnished US$2 000,
QUEENSTOWN for office,
residence, COURIDA PARK -
furnished 1 & 2-bedroom apts.
Cummings Lodge furnished 1
& 2-bedroom apts. Nandy Park -
furnished house, AC US$700,
Diamond executive house -
US$1 500. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
OFFICE space, upper
Hadfield Street, Staborek,
suitable for Internet cafe,
Consultancy, etc $80 000
monthly; 420 sq. ft. four-
bedroom fully fur. house, (3 self-
contained), one on ground floor,
AA Eccles US$2 000; three-
bedroom fur. House, Republic
Pk. US$1 500; four-bedroom
fully fur. house, Nandy Park,
veranda to-each room US$1
500. Wills Realty 227-2612,
REALTY. TEL. 225-5512, 621-
bedroom apartments, furnished -
very nice 4- bedroom, furnished -
- elegant 4-bedroom large
mansion, unfumished US$2 500.
THOMAS STREET 2-flat for offices
- (1) top at $150 000 and (2) bottom
S$90 000. BEL AIR PARK -
beautiful 8-bedroom mansion, with
swimming pool and lawn tennis
court, fully fumished US$5 500.
bedroom partly fumished USS750
and lots more all over. Call 226-
7128 and cell 615-6124.
with Style."
Three-bedroom family type
property with self-contained
guest room, yard space, AC.
generator, etc. Furnished and
unfurnished. Eccles, Ruimveldt.
West Bank. East Coast. Exclusive
living in Georgetown Bel Air
Gardens- fully furnished US$1
200 Bel Air Park 3-bed. fully
furnished US$1 200.
Subryanville, exclusives US$3
500. Queenstown. semi
commercial US$3 000. Courida
Park 4-bedroom furnished -
US$2 500. Bel Air Springs.
Prashad Nagar fully furnished4-
bedroom US$1 500. New
Haven. Bel Air 4-bedroom semi
furnished US$1 500.
GuySuCo Gardens furnished
3-bedroom. Lamaha Gardens
fully equipped US$2 000 Bel
Air Springs, furnished US$1
000. D'Urban Backlands,
furnished US$1 200. Bel Air
Park with pool US$6 000.
Bygezight 4-bedroom
unfurnished USS800.
Commercial spacing Sheriff
Street, Regent Street,
Cummings Street for any type of
businesses, property
management Sale & Delivery.
Call Mobile 642-8725 anytime.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988. 623-6431, 270-4470
E ill a i I
jewanalrea lty ya hoo coi
(otfice/residence) US$2 500,
Bei Air Park US$1 500, Kitty -
$60 000, $45 000, US$750 (F/
F), US$500 (F/F)} Caricom/
Gu SuCo Gardens US$1 200.
EAST BANK: School $120 000.
Providence -$50 000, Eccles
AA' (F/F) US$2 000, Diamond
- US$ 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$1 000.
OFFICES: Central Georgetown
-- US$4 000, Georgetown $100
000/$60 000, 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
US$1 500, Nandy Park US650.
residence/business/office -
Cummings & Light $120
000, East St. $75 000, Kitty
$45 000

QUEENSTOWN residential
large 2-bedroom, fully furnished
top flat US$900 per month.
Unfurnished 3-bedroom top flat
-US$500. Tel. 624-4225.
1-BEDROOM apt. large and
spacious in a gated community, 24
hrs security, water and electricity.
$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
HOUSE at 11 14 Lombard &
Princes Sts. Ideal for office or small
family 2-bedroom, pressure water
system, free night watchman,
recently repaired.- el. 225-6197 -
R. Ally. __
bedroom bottom flat, inside toilet
and batha $15 000 monthly. Tel.
648-2640 or 220-9152, Sunday -
8 am to 4 pm.
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
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.
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.
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.
SOUTH Ruimveldt one-
bedroom apartment, fully furnished
(2 persons bed. AC. DVD, TV &
kitchen & bathroom), overseas
visitors only US$30 per day. Tel.
218-4801, 647-2549
BEDROOM apartment at Lamaha
Park, self-contained, hot and cold
water, airport pickup, telephone,
internet access. Overseas visitors
welcome. Tel. 231-4872, 625-6352.
furnished 2-bedroom bottom flat -
$45 000 Unity Place tCroal St
office space, internet. etc $40
bedroom house US$1200 neg. N.P.
bedroorn 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.

BUY now for Christmas 37%
37% 37% fall. Phone 225-2626.
3-STOREY house located in
Central Berbice. Price negotiable.
Call 231-5171.
ONE 2-apt. building for sale.
At 40 Atlantic Ville, ECD. Price -
$9 million. 223-1940 or 225-4482.
PROPERTY for sale at Delph
St., Campbellville. Contact F.
Khan. Tel. # 662-8828. 223-8229
FOR sale by owner property
in prime business location. House
needs fixing. Tel. 233-2826, 064-
BEL Air Park $30M, Eccles -
$15M & $25M, Blygezight $13M.
4928. 609-2201.
SINGH REALTY. TEL. 225-5512.
MUST go! 5-bedroom new
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom house.
Lot 202 Section 'C' Enterprise,
ECD. Call Eddie 611-8912 or
URGENT needed residential,
commercial buildings to buy/rent
Georgetown/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.

- 642-0838.
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-
2717. _____
NORTON St., Wortmanville
- $14.5m, Bel Air Park $40m,
Kitty $9.5m. Tel. # 227-3551,
storey house, wooden and
concrete in Pike Street, Kitty.
$9M negotiable. Phone 226-

For dlyour Real Estate needs. Buying,
Selling, Leasing of residence
commercial and industrial
land/property also
mortgage/finoncing approval,
valuation, property
Call anytime
Jewanram's Realty

ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office; one three-bedroom
house fully grilled in New
Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
KINGSTON transported
property for sale by owner.
Concrete and wooden house.
Contact #233-2611 working
hrs. Serious enquiries only.
1 3-BEDROOM wooden
and concrete transported
property, big land space,
situated at Zeelugt Public Road.
Contact 611-2434.
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
ONE 2-storey wooden front
building in Kitty. Price $7.5M.
Call Preview Realty 225-
PARIKA Reserve Road
ust off main road Pet Shop.
Building 3-storey building
and land. Asking S39M.
Norbert deFreitas 231-
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown. formerly Rudys
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204
BRICKDAM vacant 2-
storey 4-bedroom colonial
mansion, 3 house lots. Ideal
hotel, insurance S50ni.
Ederson's 226-5496
vacant 2-storey mansion, area
for swimming pool, tennis
$30m. Ederson s 226-5496.
HOPE, EBD riverside
land, ship, warehouse, bond.
business $12m/US$60 000
Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS owners,
parents' friends, buildings
needed repairs. We have
Management Services 226
vacant new' 2-stoe', 4-bedroon"
mansion $14m.'UiS$70 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
OGLE residential new 2-
storey concrete 5-luxurious
bedroom mansion 4
entertaining lounges. $35m.
Ederson's 226-5496
SINGH REALTY. TEL. 225-5512,
5512, 621-2239.
2-STOREYbu siness/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland. East
Canje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264, 339-

OGLE residential new
3-bedroom mansion on 2
house lots area for pool,
tennis $15m. Ederson's -
MON Repos, ECD -
vacant 2-storey concrete
building, building size 32'
x 22, land size 90' x 50' -
$8m. Ederson's 226-
CROAL Stabroek, new
3-storey concrete 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion on 2
house lots $65m rieg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
buildings Granville Park,
Subryanville, South
Ruimveldt, Diamond, Grove.
Ederson's 226-5496.
S OGLE, Diamond, Kitty,
Annandale, 7 acres of land
iin Canal No. 2. 233-6160.
2-flat concrete buildings,
front 3 bedroom back 2-
bedroom, phone, light,
water $6m. Ederson's 226-
ROBB, Bourda Market -
2-storey concrete building.
Road, alley. Ideal 100 mini
malls $50m. Ederson's -
ROBB,'tamp St. 3 2-
storey wooden buildings.
Ideal for (100) mini malls.
Road to alley $35m. 226-
ALBERT, Robb St. corer
spot with steel frame. Ideal
4-storey general store 200
mini malls. Ederson's -
SOESDYKE vacant 2-
storey wooden & concrete 3-
bedroom mansion. Well.
phone $13.5m. Ederson's
GROVE $6.5M & $12M,
W. Ruimveldt S8M, P/
Nagar $25M. N. P.
4928, 648-4799.
225-5591 OR 619-5505.
New 1500 sq. ft. concrete
family home on 10 000 sq. ft
land. Two self-contained
bedrooms. 16 ft. x 32 ft.
verandah. Spacious kitchen.
Fruit trees and lawn. CD with
photos available. Tel. 772-
'bedroom 1 330 sq. ft. concrete
house on 9950 sq. ft. land.
'Tiled floor throughout, day tile
roof, next to Police Station.
Close to Supermarket. 15 min.
from Lethem. $3.8 million. Tet.
KERSAINT Park two-
storey wooden and concrete
house, excellent condition.
20 ft. x 30 ft. 3-bedroom
upstairs and 2-bedroom
downstairs, land 5 000 sq.
ft., 2-family property S11.5m
neg. Call 625-2110.
SALE by owner:
Front two-storey.- 4-
bedroom. grilled.
concrete house with
toilet & bath, enclosed
garage. Second hou-se
both located at triumph.
ECD. 2-bedroom house
with toilet and bath at Cove
& John. Price negotiable.
Tel. 227-6993.
MUST be sold by 06-10-
27. Best offer accepted one
concrete and wooden house
with concave designed
walls, 3-bedroom, 3 toilets
and baths, with one Jacuzzi.
grilled windows, two drive
ways. For further
information, call 640-0661.
622-5794, 233-2738.
TWO (2)-FLAT 3-
REALtY. TEL. 225-5512,

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006

HAVEN. TEL. 611-0315 -
Atlantic Ville $14M,
Campbellville $14M, N/
Ruimvledt $8M, Durban St.
-$13M. 1.4 FINANCIAL
SERVICES -223-4928, 609-
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits two families,
property investor, land 48 x
141. Worth viewing. 110 -
240v. Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-
2650 or 229-2566.
A BEAUTIFUL large 4-
bedroom concrete house at
Ruimzeight Garden, WCD
with 24 hours armed security,
built-in wardrobe. 2
bathrooms, hot and cold
water, kitchen diner, and many
extra. Please call 268-3214
for quick sale.
2-storey fully concreted house
5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410
HOUSE lot in D'Aguiar's
Park $33M; one four-
bedroom wooden building on
corner lot. with extra lot
thrown in $18M; Kitty.
industrial parcel- fenced,
infrastructures in place and
maintained by Village
Council 19 99 sq. t.
approx. '/ acre) $17M: one
our-bedroom new concrete
building Continental Park -
$35M. ills Realty 227-
2612. 627-8314.
SOUTH $9.5mln.
$13mln, South Rd.
$10.5mln, $22mln. Croal
Street $25mln. $40mln,
$30mln, Robb Street -
$S50mlm. $45mln. S16mln,
Ave. of the Republic $40mln,
and others Regent Street -
S80mln. US$2mln. $90mln,
one bond Prashad Nagar -
$22mln, $18mln, $35mln,
Section 'K' $14mln, $30mln,
Lamaha Gdns. $30mln,
$22mln, New Haven $18mln,
Queenstown $20mln, Ogle
- $16mln, $35mln, and other.
Why not call us for Real Estate
needs. Goodwill Realty -
223-5204, 628-7605.
ENMORE, massive
concrete property $18.5m.
SHERIFF ST. Republic Park
with pool. GuySuCo Gardens
(UG Road). Kitty $6m to
14.5m. Cummings St. -
$12m. FRIENDSHIP-$12.9m.
Mc Doom $4.5m. Leonora -
$10.75m. Anna Catherina -
$2.75m. Non Pariel $4.75m.
David St., Kitty $26.5m. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
40 ACRES of fertile land,
artly cultivated in citrus,
anana, limes, tangerine, three-
bedroom wooden building, 2 V'
yrs old, location Princess
Carolina, WBD, $15M; one
concrete split level two-bedroom
building on large land, Canal
No. 2,WBD, $6M; one three-
bedroom concrete building on
1.2 acre of land, Land of Canaan
- $15M; one two-bedroom
wooden cottage 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; two house lots 80 x 113
ft., LBI $6M each; one three-
bedroom concrete and wooden
building in good condition on
14000 sq. ft. of land, LBI- $18M
neg.; one two-bedroom concrete
building with furnishings Non
Pariel $16M; one five-
bedroom concrete building
Atlantic Gardens $20M; one
large three-storey wooden
building on large large land -
$125M neg.; one Kingston lot -
62 x 182 ft. US$350 000; 80
acres of land @$4M, $3M. per
acre, EBD; 80 acres of land
i$2.5M per acre, EBD; land
S BV with all infrastructures
in place $16M; one four-
bedroom concrete building in
Continental Park, EBD -
$35M. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.

A BEAUTIFUL large 4-
bedroom concrete house at
Ruimzeight Garden, WCD with
24 hours armed security, built-in
wardrobe, 2 bathrooms, hot and
cold water, kitchen diner, and
many extra. Please call 268-
3214 for quick sale.
..2 .. ... r.f. ..... .----.--:--.-.-----.-..-..................
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.

(309 FT X 107 FO) S45MI
('all the Professionall

2-BEDROOM house,
concrete and wood parking
lace, Lot 314 Section B Non
Pariel. ECD. Fully grilled 4-side
concrete fence. 10-ft. high,
double front fence with chicken
pen to accommodate 1 000
chickens, yard fully concrete.
Price $3.7 million neg Tel. 270-
4213, 647-0489
ECCLES, (new concrete
house) $7M. Meadow Brook --
2-flat $5.5M, Tucvlle $5.5M,
D'Urban St. (by Manuela Avenue)
- $6M, Blygezight $12M. North
Rurmveldt $4.5M. Providence -
$7M, (land 240' long) $12M.
Cummings St. $12Mf & $14M.
LAND Subryanville $6M.
Diamond- $500 000, Canal No
2 $350 000. Call 231-6236.

4955, 8 AM TO 4 PM.
DINETTE SET. # 227-0882.
DAMAGED sheets.
Telephone 226-7054 (business
PARTS for washing
machines. Telephone -
227-0060, 641-2026.
PUPS for sale Rottweiler
mixed with Doberman. Rocky -
MILKING cows and heifers.
Contact Mr. Mahase, 105
Campbell Avenue, C/ville.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 641-
2026, 227-0060.
Doberman pups for sale. Call
Sean or Ryan. Tel. 231-2133.
2 500 gallon fuel steel
tanks. Price $500 000 each. Call
Tel. 611-9821.
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y, good condition.
rice $40 000. Call 617-8242-
1 YAMAHA EF 6 000 generator,
110 -- 220 volts. Price $380 000
neg. Tel. 231-2206.
cleaner (almost new) $12 000
neg. Used novels $100 each.
Call Mike 227-7272.
2 DOBERMAN & Pitbull
mixed pups (female), 3 mths.
Old, fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Price neg. Call 229-
6527. .
64" PHILIPS TV brand new,
also Bose 321 Series 11 DVD
home entertainment system. 225-
2319. 226-4177
EARTH, sand and reef sand,
excavating, grading, leveling of
sand, clearing & laying of pipe
also done. Call 628-3840.
3 WEEKS old German
Shepard mixed with Doberman
pups. Call 265-4599 or 614-3912.

1 FRIDGE, 1 stove,
computer desk, eating table, with
chairs. Call 628-2638. Owner
PIONEER air-conditioner, 18
000 BTU Split. 227-3717, 623-
BEDFORD Truck cabin
hard top, new Mack horn, original
tow bar. Phone 225-1576.
pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
One roadside shop. No
reasonable offer refused.
Contact 270-4596. Ask for S.
RATTAN bar stools, Kenmore
freezer, stand up cooler,
computer systems, glass cases.
231-8748, 610-3452, 222-6494.
$3 000 SHIRTS/TOPS $1 500.
AVON Cosmetics, wide
variety wholesale/retail. Order
now for Christmas. Call 642-
7272, 223-4472.
1 MF 290 Tractor. 1 machine
to make hydraulic hose, 1 4000
watt Arc welding set. Contact
661-2950 or 621-1206.
STALL for sale, corner spot.
good location, Stabroek Market.
Price negotiable. Contact Tel
225-4413, 277-3814. 619-9972.
-:'0 BAGS exportable coals
Bags weighed 45 Ibs and over.
$650 or nearest offer per bag.
Contact Viveka Singh. Tel 226-
2394 or 647-1749
ROTTWEILER pups mixed
with German Shepherd Fully
vaccinated and dewormed
Phone Dr. Maclean. 226-3592.
227-0116 or 223-0754.
INTEGRATED Amplifier 500
watts speakers boxes, with
speakers horn tweeters, etc.. one
125 G motorcycle. Price
negotiable 622-0267, 629-
WHEELS 33 x 125 R 15.
very nice rimsityres S200 000.
Dorman Ricardo 4-cylinder
diesel engine in parts. Any
reasonable offer 220-4791.
DBX Bass enhancer (120A) -
$65 000. Gemini 24 sec sampler
- $25 000. 3 pairs super Pro 1600
watts 15-inch speakers $35 000/
pair 220-4791.
HONDA Pressure washes,
Honda generator, Honda water
pump. Lincoln 250 Amp welder,
chest freezer. All new best offer 627-
6659 or 333-5348..
4 HONDA Power washers. 2
STHIL weeding machines, 1 12
: planer, 1 air compressor, 1 6
000 Yamaha Generator, 1 Lawn
mower. New items. Tel. 267-
2329 646-5179.
SMALL farmer/rice miller -
useful piece of machinery. One
D4 Cat Bulldozer, bargain price,
Tel. 227-1813, 227-1830.
15 Hp and 10 Hp Johnson,
25 Hp Mercury outboard engines,
upright freezer air compressor.
Excellent condition. 327-6659,
ONE (1) complete music set
for sale. 4 15" base box, 2450
QSC, etc. Price $950 000
negotiable. Tel. # 229-2308 or
cel # 609-6723.
RESTAURANT equipment 2
deep fryer, 1 rotisairre, grill, 1
rice cooker. 1 steam table
complete with trays, 1 6-burner
stove, utensils, furniture, etc.
Contact 333-3803.
Snackette with every thing
inside, presently in operation.
231-4139, 643-4350 ask for
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.
HURRY to Sky Universal,
authorised dealer of Phillips Sky Digital
Satellite Dish. For the best offer, 156
Channels including pay per view and
audio. Call 227-1151, 231-6093.
1 CYLINDER Lister engine
and generator, 2-cylinder Lister
engine & generator, 3-cylinder
Lisler engine/welder with 280
amps, funy rebuilt, 3-cylinder
Lister engine 34.5 H/p. Contact
tel. # 624-3187.
house with zinc roof, complete
with bath, toilet and kitchen sink.
Can be assembled within 12
hours. One baby's crib. Call 225-
0168, Monday, Wednesday,
Friday. between 9 am and 2 pm.

GENERAL Electric, 110
volts, two-door refrigerator;
Westinghouse, 110 volfs, frost
free deep freezer;
Westinghouse, air conditioner,
220 volts excellent condition.
Almost new. Tel. 226-7085, 225-
ONE 20" Sharp colour
television audio/video with
remote $27 000. Call Max -
264-2498, 609-8132, 611-9001.
Game Station, Pouderoyen
Public Road, WBD.
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-
0669, 643-3271.
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000, Antivirus 2006
AutoCAD 2006, Adobe Premier,
Corel Draw 12, Office 2003, PDF
Writer, Games, Spanish, Typing
and much more. Call Anthony -
222-5330, 625-7090.
1 BOB CAT 250 NT 250 Amp
welder 10 000 watt. 1 miller
millermatice 130, CV DC welding
power source wire feeder. 1 air
compressor (220v). 1 billiard table.
1 3-speed De Walt buffing
machine. 1 sanding machine.
Contact M. Singh. Tel. 645-1976.
LAPTOP (15.4" screen. 1
GB RAM, 128 MB Video, 60 GB
HD, DVD burner, wireless network
capable). HP 1700 printer (up
to 11" x 17" paper). Scanner.
Portable CD burner, DSL
modem (w/filter), Panasonic SC-
AK77 sound system (5 CD, Dolby
Surround Sound + 5 speakers).
Call 622-9106


Call: 617-1755

MACHINE. 1 South-Ben rotary
phase converter input voltage
230, single phase output voltage
230 460 3-phase (6 Hp). All in
immaculate condition. Call 626-
5306, 644-8952.
BOX. CALL 621-6049, 227-
drill press 110, 240v on stand -
$105 00: 1 bench type drill
press English made, 110 v $60
100; 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
cleaner with large dust bag,
110v for floor or carpet cleaning
- $35 000; 1 truck hydraulic
dumi pumlp $35 000: 200 new
tyre liners for truck size 20 $1
000 each W/S: 1 large bench
grinder 110v $30 000: 10
uckets of 5-gallon carpet
adhesive paste $5 000 each; ,
wash basins with hot and cold
water fittings -$8 000 coach,
British made; 50 parabolic
diffusers, 4 ft. x 2 ft. lamps with
cubical reflectors and 4 4-ft.
tubes 240 volts $12 500 each:
12 GE security lamps with
ballast 240v $6 000 each, 3
000 watts. Call 641-2284.

& GAME CUBE Video game
systems, games & accessories.
Game from $5 000 up.
Gamestation Video Game & DVD
Store, Pouderoyen Main Road,
WBD. Mon. Sat., 10 am 8 pm.
Tel. # 609-8132, 611-9001, 264-

WAGON. TEL. 254-0899.
Model M truck. Tel:
ONE Toyota Tundra,
F 150. Tel. 623-5534,
1 RZ minibus good
working condition. Tel.
227-7548, 629-3996
(1)TOYOTA 4-Runner, (1)
CRV Honda. 227-4955, 626-
# 628-8217.
ONE (1)AT 192 Carina, fully
powered, excellent condition.
Tel. # 256-3750.
1 BLACK Toyota Long Base
Extra Cab pick up. Contact M.
Singh 645-1976.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $425
CALL 611-5383.
PRICE $800 000. TEL. 231-
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
DODGE Grand Caravan
(SE) 5-door double air bags,
like new. 226-4177. 225-2319
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered.
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
excellent condition: 2 AT 192
Carnna EFI, fully powered. Tel.
222-2905. 641-3821.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus,
manual, excellent condition -
$625 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition.
needs body work, tape deck. AC
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
2 RZ minibuses. Long Base;
1 B 12 Sunny Nissan. All in
excellent condition. Phone 268-
HYUNDAI Accent 95 model
- 149cc, 116 000 km, 35 mpg.
Call 622-9106.
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880. 612-
7666.Price negotiable. _
ONE AE 91 Corolla car -
automatic, excellent condition.
For info. call 624-3845 or 621-
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE AT 170 Carina PKK
series, immaculate condition.
Price $875 000.Contact Paul -
259-3237. 619-9451.
ONE Nissan Sunny
., ..... ag rims in working
..,,-;,,1,1.. $250 600 or best
offer. Tel. 270-4465 or 642-
6 159
ONE Toyota Sprinter AE 91
good condition, AC mags, CD
$775 000 neg. Tel. 225-9895.
1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
wagon automatic, excellent
working condition. Price $425
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
225-5591 OR 619-5505.
ONE Toyota Carina Wagon
back wheel drive, excellent
condition, ring riin. tape deck.
etc. Call tel. # 263-7317.
I TOYOTA RZ minibus, BJJ
series, diesel, 4 x 4. good
condition $ 1.4M neg. Call
641-0519. 223-0873 after 7 pm.

VEHICLE AT 192s vehicles,
AT 212, YM 130 Hilux Surf,
Honda Civic. All units on wharf.
Call 227-0778.
AT 212 Carina, PJJ Series,
17" chrome rims, music sys.
Real clean. $1 850 000. Tel.
227-3551, 647-0856.
NISSAN Sunny B13 fully
powered, automatic, recently
sprayed, PFF series. $420 000
neg. Tel. 628-9277 Anthony.
TOYOTA Land Cruiser, full
size, 4 x 4, 6-cylinder, 1 HD
diesel Turbo, fully powered, sun
roof, completely restored. Like
new. 624-6814.
ONE AT 192 Carina -
excellent condition, fully
powered with mags, AC and CD.
Price $1 250 000 neg. Cell
SALES. TEL. # 225-5512, 621-
MF 290, M 390, MF 399,
TEL. 616-9402.
ONE Honda F 2-600 CBR,
good condition. Price $400
00 neg. Tel. 256-3215. 641-
ONE 4 x 4 Four Runner,
PGG series, immaculate
condition. Tel. 220-5188 or 626-
Sprinter. Excellent condition,
mags, music, etc. $1 150 000.
Call 269-0258, 661-2878.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump.
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
1 DODGERAM Magnum,
excellent condition $2.2M
neg. Call 621-8351, 220-0902.
MITSUBISHI Pajero (Jeep).
5-door, late PHH series,
immaculate condition, 2840
CC. Price negotiable. 623-
1613. 218-0620.
BMW 318i 2-door car.
working condition. Price to go -
$650 00. Also Suzuki 4 x 4
Jeep $750 000. 226-4177.
1 DODGE Dacota Sport
Extra Cab pick up, 2000 model,
20 000 Km. 1 Nissan Caravan
minibus. Tel. 222-5741 Sally.
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. 226-4177, 225-2319.
1 NISSAN Wagon,
excellent working condition.
manual $450 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Xtra Cab
Tacoma (2001 model), first
owner, (like new), immaculate -
$3.1M neg. 225-0995, 628-
AT 212 CARINA, AT 192
Carina. AE 100 Corolla & Ceres,
Mitsubishi Pajero JR Jeep T 100
Toyota Pick up and single cab
pick up.
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract. 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-
3404, 222-6708.
ONE Toyota Hiace RZ
minibus, music, mag, immaculate
condition $1.4M. BHH series,
clean condition. 660-4666 or 259-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors.
good condition. CD/Tape
player, bubble tray, dual air
bag, mag rims, etc. $5.5M neg.
Te. 220-7416.
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded. Model C 33, 4-cylinder,
gear. (PW, PM. PS). Price neg.
Call: 223-9021, Cell: 629-7419
ONE AE 100 Toyota
Corolla, PHH series. Excellent
condition, automatic, fully
powered, AC. etc. Price $1 15
000 neg. Tel. 626-7452.
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
pick-up LN 170 2L diesel also
Nissan 1997 Pathfinder with
4-cylinder engine. 225-2319,
I DUMP truck. 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-


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1 AE 210 TOYOTA 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 layer.
Price $500 000 Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (GJJ series, manual, AC
(4 x 4). Price 2.55M (hardly
used). Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
ONE Toyota RZ Long Base
(EFI) 15-seater, manual,
chrome mag rims, crystal lights,
excellent condition, hardly
used. Price $1.2M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet
2-door) GT Turbo automatic,
ully powered, AC, mag rims.
Price $950 000. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(2-door), Turbo (PGG
series) manual, fully
powered, AC, CD player,
alarm. Price $850 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
crystal lights, roof rack, sun roof,
spoiler, fog lamps, air bags.
New from Japan. Duty and Duty
Free. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry, AE
91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288, 231-0555. All prices neg.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192,
PGG 9784 $1 375 000, Toyota
Corona AT 190, PGG 9184 $1
375 000. Call John 645-3596
(No Agents Please)_.
ONE RZ minibus new U
carriage, S custom front/
spoiler, mags, big mirr., Benz
horn, CD sys., crystal lights. $1
050 000 neg. 609-9218.
192 CARINA, PHH series.
Fully powered, AC. Price -
$1.3m (neg). Rajen 275-0208,
1 HILUX Surf fully
powered, sunroof, nickel crash
bar, loud sound system, alarm,
mag rims, mint condition -
$2.4m. Call 259-3054, 609-
TWO Honda CRVS, in
excellent condition. Inspection
can be done at Lot E & F Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Contact
226-3361. 227-7829, 226-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
motor AC, Spoiler; 1 Toyota
Dyna 1.5-ton truck. Truck never
registered. Terms available on
truck. Call 231-5680.
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims. Price $1
250 000. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra -
manual, fully powered, AC,
(flip lights), immaculate
condition. Price $675
000. Contact 225-1400,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, never in hire, CD
player $1 350 000 neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
Diesel engine). Automatic,
fully powered, mag rims,
crash bar clean. Price -
$1.8M. Contact Rocky -#
225-1400 or 621-5902.
(immaculate condition) -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
chrome mao rims, crash bar, CD.
Price $3.M. Contact Rocky -
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Double Cab
Hilux (4-wheel drive) manual,
mag rims, crash bar, side bars,
immaculate condition. Price -
$2.7M. Contact Rocky- # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Serena (mini
van) fully loaded, (hardly
used), automatic, fully
powered, dual sun roof, AC,
sliding door. Price -$3M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 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 $1.3M. Contact
Rocky- 225-1400, 621-5902.
LAND Rover Defender 110
- gasolene engine, new tyres,
bull bar, roof rack. winch,
spaces. etc. Excellent
condition. Price $2.5 million
negotiable. Tel. 220-0669,

1 BLACK Toyota Tundra
2000 model crash bar, tray
rail, side step, mag rims; 1
Toyota Hilux Diesel, late GKK
series. Also imported panel
doors. Tel. 222-5741, 220-2470.
CONDITION $2 650 000. TEL.
# 225-5512, 647-0856.
REALTY 225-5512, 621-2239.
ONE Honda CRV 1999
model in excellent condition.
PHH series low mileage,
manual 5 speed, silver, 'mag
rims, price negotiable. Call 231-
2110 (H) or 624-3007 (Cell).
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 TOYOTA Coaster bus,
30-seater, diesel engine, late
BHH Series, immaculate
condition. Price $2.7M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (2-
door) 3 Y engine. (4 x 4)
automatic, crash bar, AC, CD
Player, cabin carriage, mag rims,
ully powered,immaculate
condition. Price $1.4M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
TOYOTA RAV 4 in mint
condition, PHH series, fully
powered, mag rims, side bars, fog
lamps and crystal h/lights. Sony
CD/MP3/tape player. $3M
negotiable. Contact 648-9485,
624-1102, 226-7228.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma (1999
model), Extra Cab, (GHH
series). Automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, bed
liner, crystal light, hardly
used, new front. Price -
$2.7M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
Corona fully loaded, 15"
nickel mags, music. radio, air
condition, etc. Asking $1.3M
neg. 225-9700. 623-9972, 233-
170 Coronas, automatic, mags,
spoiler, music, EFI, full lights,
etc. from $775 000, $875 000
neg. Down payments available.
225-9700, 623-9972, 233-
2336. Behind Brickdam Police
150 Carina motor car, private,
automatic, etc. $475 000 neg.,
pay down $375 000 and take 3
months to pay the balance
($100 000) 225-9700, 623-9972,
233-2336, Just behind Brickdam
Police Station.
PHH series, automatic. Price -
$550 000. Pete's Auto Sale, Lot
02 George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown (behind Brickdam
Cathedral South into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951, 231-
7432, 226-5546.
212 Carina, fully loaded; AT 192,
new model, EFI cat eyes, RZ
minibus KZH 110; 2004 Toyota
Tacoma, new model RAV 4,
Mitsubishi Pajero. Credit terms and
trade in facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sales, 11 Croal
St., Stabroek. Tel. 225-0773, 615-
192s, 3 AT 170 Coronas, 1 AT
150 Carina, 3 RZ minibuses, 2
AE 100 Marines, 2 AE 100
Corollas, 1 small bus, 1 Lancer,
1 L-Touring Wagon, etc. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 233-2336
anytime. Credit available on all
vehicles. We are at behind
Brickdam Police Station.
TOYOTA Carina/Corona AT
190, AT 192, AT 212, AT 170,
Toyota Corolla/Sprinter, AE 110,
AE 100, AE 01. Toyoia Hi Ace
RZH 3Y, Toyota & Mitsubishi
Truck 2-ton, 3-ton, Toyota &
Nissan Pick ups Single &
Double Cab, Nissan Sunny B 13.
(Anita Auto Sales) Lot 43 Croal
& Alexander Sts. Tel 227-5_~n
227- 628-2833.

AT 192 $1.5m, AT 192 -
$1 475 000, AT 212 $1 650
000, AT 212 $1.7m, HONDA
CRV $3.4m, Toyota Tacoma
$2 650 000, Toyota Tacoma
$3.0m, Toyota Tacoma 2001
$3.8m, Toyota Hilux Diesel
Extra Cab $3.2m, Toyota
Hilux Diesel Extra Cab 3L Pick
up $3.8m, Daihatsu Double
Cab truck $1 350 000. Tel.
227-3551, 647-0856.
USED vehicles. SV 40
Camry/212 Carina, 210 Corona,
AT 192 Carina, AE 100 Corolla/
Sprinter, AT 170 Carina/Corona,
AE 91 Sprinter, AE 81 Corolla,
Nissan Sunny, 4 x 4 Nissan, 4-
Runner, Nissan Vanette, Toyota
Townace, RZ buses. Vehicles
from $300 000. Contact Dave
Auto Sales, Lot 10 Croal Street,
Stabroek. Tel. 223-6218/after 4
pm 231-3690, Cell 612-
4477. Also Wagon cars.
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 & c/tor).
PICKUP 4-Runner, enclosed and
open back, CRV & RAVA 4. At all
times you can call for other
models and prices. Credit for
vehicles is available. PETE'S
AUTO SALE, Lot 02 George
Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. (Behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
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Three-card trick

By Andrew Miller and
Martin Williamson

JEROME Taylor's match-
clinching hat-trick against
Australia recently was the
22nd time the feat had been
achieved in one-day
internationals. Here,
Cricinfo takes a look at 11 of
the most (or least) memo-
rable men to have taken
three wickets in three balls.
The fall list is here
Brett Lee, Australia v
Kenya, World Cup 2003
The eventual World Cup
winners against the semi-final-
ists should have been a good
contest, but in reality it was
men against boys. With no de-
cent national league, Kenya's
batsmen were used to facing
tundlers, not Brett Lee thunder-
bolts. As it was, he took wick-
ets with his 10th, 11th and 12th
balls to reduce them to 3 for 3 -
he finished with 3 for 14 off
eight overs. The first wicket -
Kennedy Otieno was a tad un-
lucky as it cannoned painfully
off the batsman's elbow onto
his stumps. The second was
caught at third slip, while the
last one, a searing yorker,
ripped out David Obuya's off
stump. Lee, however, did not
get the Man-of-the-Match
award (Ricky Ponting described
the decision as bemusingg") -
instead that went to 39-year-old
Aasif Karim, who took 3 for 7
in 8.2 overs.
Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka
v Zimbabwe 2001-02 and
Bangladesh 2002-03
Chaminda Vaas recorded
two one-day hat-tricks in the
space of two-and-a-half years,
and both came as part of some
of the most spectacular carnage
ever seen in an international
cricket match. At Colombo in
December 2001, Vaas struck
with his first ball of the game
and seven times thereafter, as
Zimbabwe were sent hurtling to
a humiliating 38 all out. Nobody
had ever before taken so many
wickets in a one-day innings,
but Vaas might even have been
on course for all ten. Instead
Muttiah Muralitharan entered
the attack in the 16th over, and
struck twice in four balls to end
the fun. Not content with one
ODI record, Vaas soon racked
up another, at Pietermaritzburg
in the 2003 World Cup, when
he removed three Bangladeshi
batsmen Hannan Sarkar,
Mohammau .5shraful and
Ehsanul Haque with the tirsL
three balls of the match. Sanwar
Hossain fell to the fifth ball of
the same over, to send Sri Lanka
galloping towards a ten-wicket
\vin.'," :,
Wasim Akram, Pakistan v
West Indies and Australia,

Sharjah 1989-90
Wasim Akram, one of
cricket's all-time greats, was at
his absolute zenith at the start
of the 1990s, as he demon-
strated with two hat-tricks in
the space of seven months be-
tween October 1989 and May
1990. Both feats were achieved
at Pakistan's home-from-home
at Sharjah, all six victims were
bowled, and Pakistan emerged
victorious on each occasion.
Wasim's run began inauspi-
ciously when he himself was
trapped first-ball by Curtly
Ambrose, but revenge was swift

Brent Lee's hat-trick
routed the Kenyans.

and comprehensive, as Ambrose
became the third victim in an
over that also included Jeff
Dujon and Malcolm Marshall.
West Indies had been cruising to
victory on 209 for 5 needing 251
to win, but were bundled out for
239, with Wasim returning 5 for
38. His second hat-trick came in
remarkably similar circum-
stances. Australia looking
threateningly on 230 for 7, need-
ing 267 for victory in the final
of the Austra-Asia Cup, but an-
other lethal burst destroyed the
tail and left Ian Healy (12 not
out) high and dry.
Kapil Dev, India v Sri
Lanka, Asia Cup, 1990-91
In recent years India have been
none too special in one-day fi-
nals, with 15 defeats in their last
16 completed tournaments dat-
ing back to 1998-99. But it
wasn't always thus, and in
January 1991. Kapil Dev
helped to add another piece of
silverware to his country's tro-
phy-room. The tournament in
question was the grandly named
Asia Cup, although Pakistan's
absence on safety grounds did
weaken the field somewhat. Af-
ter dispatching of Bangladesh in
the qualifying round, Sri Lanka
were India's opponents and, in
a match shortened by rain. Kapil
wrecked the middle order with
a hat-trick spread over two
overs. Roshan Mahanama,
Sanath Jayasuriya and Ravi
Ratnayake wc-C his victims as
Sri Lanka tottered from 150 for
3 to 204 all out, and ultita.wi;y
a seven-wicket defeat.
Charl Langeveldt, West
Indies v South Africa,
Bridgetown, 2004-05

Rarely has a one-day series
been clinched in such dramatic
fashion. South Africa were 2-0

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Charl Langeveldt is
mobbed by his team-
mates after securing a
thrilling win.

up in the five-match series, but
West Indies seemed set to keep
the rubber alive when they were
left needing four runs to win
with four wickets and seven
balls remaining. But when
Courtney Browne fell to the fi-
nal ball of the penultimate over.
panic set into the West Indian
performance. Charl Langeveldt.
the sort of wobbly under-rated
seamer that has thrived so of-
ten in the Caribbean, was just
the man to exploit the nerves.
lan Bradshaw and Dwayne
Bravo swapped singles to leave
West Indies needing two runs
off four balls, but Langeveldt
bowled Bradshaw with a per-
fect length delivery, before
splattering Daren Powell's
stumps with a replica delivery.
Two off two with one man
standing, then, but Corey
Collymore was no match for a
zoned bowler. Langeveldt pro-
duced a beautiful full inswinger
that trapped him plumb lbw,
and South Africa had stolen a
remarkable victory.
Jalal-ud-Din. Pakistan v
Australia. Lahore 1982-83
A right-arm fast-medium
bowler who always played in
glasses. Jalal-ud-Din played
only a handful of Tests and one-
dayers but eked out a place in
cricket history when he took
the first hat-trick in an ODI. He
cane on when Australia, well
behind the clock in a 40-over
match, were pushing for quick
runs and he removed Rod
Marsh, Bruce Yardley and Geoff
Lawson to end the contest. His
one-day record was good, bul he
played in an era when Test and
ODI sides were pretty much
considered one and the same.
and so his failure in the longer
game effectively scuppcred his
S;.,,;1;:.' I/lA s!'.h.rlt P;ki-
I,,, lw 1 Irlu.,,, ..l|, ......
sii;; ', Zimnbabwe, The Oval,
Both of Saqlain's one-day
hat-tricks came agalfitt Zimba-
bwe, and four of the six dismiss-
als came with the help of Moin

Khan (who had himself been the
last victim in the previous ODI
hat-trick, that of Anthony
Stuart). At The Oval in a World
Cup group match, Zimbabwe
were already down and out
when Saqlain struck in front of
his home crowd (he was con-
tracted to Surrey at the time).
The first two batsmen -
Henry Olonga and Adam
Huckle aimed massive heaves
and were left stranded, leaving
Moin to remove the bails, while
Pommie Mbangwa, a genuine
Test rabbit even by Zimbabwe
standards, found himself sur-
rounded by a ring of fielders for
the hat-trick ball. At least he did
not swing wildly, but was
plumb lbw anyway.
Eddo Brandes, Zimbabwe v
England, Harare 1996-7
The hat-trick that her-
alded a thousand headlines.
On England's maiden Test

Eddo Brandes puts
England's John Crawley to

tour of Zimbabwe, the Brit-
ish press were already gun-
ning for their under-perform-
ing cricket team when Eddo
Brandes part-time seam
bowler, full-time chicken
farmer burst out of the
coop to send the feathers fly-
ing. David Lloyd's assertion
that England had "flippin'
murdered" Zimbabwe in the
earlier (drawn) Test series
came home to roost as En-
gland were routed 3-0 in the
subsequent one-day series.
Brandes's finest hour oc-
curred in the third match,
when England, chiising 250
for victory, slumped to a
pitiful 118 all out. Nick
Knight. John Crawley and
Nasser Hussain were the hat-
trick victims, and in keep-
ing with the poultry theme -
there were further ducks for
Ronnie Irani. Craig White and
Chris Silverwood.
Aaqib .laved. Pakistan v In-
dia, Sharjah, 1991-92
Though he spent most of his
career in the shadow of Waqar
Younis and Wasinl Akranm,
Aaqib Javed still had some
i i ii;.. .. .. '. ; . . i n ! l in l e -
light, not leas ata Sharjah in Oc-
tober 1991. At 19 years and 81
JIvs, he not only became the
youngest i~n to take ~n OD!
hat-trick, but also iluii.hed up
with figures of 7 for 37 the best

in ODI history until
Muralitharan (7 for 30) sur-
passed him nine years later. It
was a pretty illustrious list of
victims as well. All seven dis-
missals were in the top eight,
while the hat-trick consisted of
a trio of lbws. Ravi Shastri,
Mohammad Azharuddin and
Sachin Tendulkar, all of whom
attempted to play across the
line and paid the price. Not a
bad effort for a teenager.
Anthony Stuart, Australia
v Pakistan, Melbourne, 1996-97
Anthony Who? Only family
members and quiz fanatics willre-
call the international career of the
New South Welshman, Anthony
Stuart, who came, excelled, and
vanished in the space of 11 heady
days. The journey began at
Brisbane on January 5, 1997,
when injuries to Glenn McGrath,
Paul Reiffel and Jason Gillespie
meant that Australia's new ball
was placed in the hands of two
debutants, Stuart and Andy Bichel.
And it ended at Melbourne after
just three matches, thanks in no
small part to Australia's rare fail-
ure to qualify for the final of their
own one-day tournament. But
Stuart bowed out on a high none-
theless. In front of a crowd of 48
000, he dismissed Ijaz Ahmed,
Mohammad Wasim and Moin
Khan to set up a consolation win
for a disconsolate team, but there

was no time left that season to
capitalise on his success. He was
overlooked for Australia's Ashes
squad, and rapidly faded from
James Anderson, England
v Pakistan, The Oval, 2003
In the summer of 2003,
James Anderson could do no
wrong. The new pin-up of En-
glish cricket had burst onto the
scene in Australia the previous
winter, before cementing his
place in the nation's affections
with a superlative World Cup
display against Pakistan at Cape
Town. He went on to make his
Test debut against Zimbabwe and
took five wickets at the first at-
tempt, and so it was only a mat-
ter of time before he added a hat-
trick as well. Lo and behold, it
came to pass at The Oval, when
he struck with his first ball of the
match and cleaned up with his
last three.
If the first victim was
slightly fortunate Abdul
Razzaq slapped a half-tracker
to mid-off the second two
were absolute jaffas, in par-
ticular the decisive full-
length outswinger that de-
molished Mohammad Sami's
stumps. He would learn about
the hard times soon enough,
but at this stage Anderson re-
ally was the David Beckham
of cricket

Pouderoyen, Western Tigers

secure semi-final places
POUDEROYEN and Western Tigers became the first two
teams to secure their places in the semi-finals of the Fruta
2006 Football Festival knockout competition, following vic-
tories over Timehri Panthers and Camptown by a 3-0 and
2-0 margin respectively.
When play resumed with two quarter-final matches on Fr-
day night at the Tucville ground, Levand Walcott netted
Pouderoyen's opening goal after 24 minutes which ga\e them a
sini 1-0 halftime lead.
Clement Brown added the second in the 71st minute
and Adani Hoyte four minutes later which sealed the is-
sue for the West Demerara champions.
In the feature match of the all-Georgelown affair, former
champions Western Tigers were rewarded with their winning
g-al. in the second half within two minutes. compliments of
Phillip Ro ;la\ 177?1 and Devon Wilington 79i.
Cunptown were reduced to nine men folk.wing the expul-
sion of Devon Dummert and Elton Brown n the 65th and 89th
nnnute respectively.
The two finalists will be decided on Wednesday, No-
sember 1. at the same venue when play continues with two
semi-final matches.

MSC beat Silver

Bullet by 146 runs

MALTEENEOES Sports Club (MSC) defeated Silver Bul-
let by a massive 146 runs in one of the Demerara zone
Hand-in-Hand semi-finals second division 50-over cricket
competition yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club
ground Bourda.
MSC hatted first after winning the toss and piled up a for-
midable 234 for 46.2 overs. Silver Bullet in reply were skittled
for 88 in the 26th over.
Iniran Hassan led the way for MSC with 44 which included
three fours with Aaron Frazer (40) and 37 each from Shawn
1Holder and Clive Andries.
Kev'in DeYoung grabbed three for 26 from eight overs and
Errol Greaves two for 41 from his ten overs, bowling for the
East Bank teaiii.
In the losers' innings, only Lawrence Steele made 22.
Right-arm leg-spinner Shawn Thompson snared five for
18 from ;'.' ''r and off-spinner Andries claimed two for
ro ".. bow r the winners.
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I nadIiir sI rieswILeuasI- Bl'Ikbeak'TEL'r"Jm

By Simon Baskett

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) -
Ronaldinho struck twice as
he steered Barcelona to a flat-
tering 3-0 win over Recreative
Huelva at the Nou Camp in
the Primera Liga soccer yes-
The World Player-of-the-
Year gave the champions the
lead when he netted from the
spot after a controversial pen-
alty just before the half hour
and extended the advantage
with a rare headed goal early in

the second period.
Barca, who lost their un-
beaten league record when they
went down 2-0 at arch-rivals
Real Madrid last weekend, had
struggled until the Brazilian
sparked into life in the second
But they quickly put the
result beyond doubt when
midfielder Xavi headed home a
third goal on the hour.
Second-placed Valencia
slipped to their second defeat of
the season when they lost 1-0
in the fog at Racing Santander

and finished with 10 men as
midfielder Mario Regueiro was
sent off for two bookings.
Racing's little and large part-
nership of Pedro Munitis and
Nikola Zigic provided one of the
few bright points of an other-
wise gloomy game when they
manufactured the winner.
Munitis looped a header
over Santiago Canizares after gi-
ant Serbia striker Zigic nodded
on a lofted pass into the area 11
minutes after the break.
The results leave Barca three
points clear of Valencia at the top
while Real Madrid have a chance
to move into second spot when
they met Gimnastic Tarragona in
yesterday's late match.

Barca coach Frank Rijkaard
has raised concerns about their
lack of concentration after losses
to Chelsea and Real and they al-
most conceded a goal in the
opening minute against Recre.
Visiting striker Calle beat
Carries Puyol to a cross and it
took a brilliant one-handed re-
flex save from Barca goalkeeper
Victor Valdes to keep the ball
The home side lacked flu-
ency and looked shaky at the
back but were gifted the lead
from the penalty spot after
Eidur Gudjohnsen went to

Mark Vieira claims pole

From back page
because there were a lot
of cars. There were spills and
the tarmac was not conducive
to good times."
The champion, who will be
revving his present second gen-
eration Mazda Rx7 for the last
time, is confident to cart off the
"We look very solid for the
challenge. We're going to be
teaching some lessons."
Summerbell said the perfor-
mance was not good because the
Mitsubishi Evolution 6 was not
handling well.
"I'm not satisfied with
the time but the handling
is not turning in. I antici-
pated starting in the sec-
ond row and that is where
I will be. But we will work
on the car."
Andrew King who was
Summerbell's main challenger in
1998 in both Jamaica and at
South Dakota, will be second on
the grid with a time of 36.241
seconds in his Mazda Rx3. He
also tried out the tube frame
Mazda Rx7 that was cleared
just yesterday morning from
shipping and he would be driv-
ing both machines.
"I will probably drive the
old car in the first race. The
other car was built in Canada
and has some gear problems,
but it feels good. We will
work on it tonight (last
Jamaican Peter Rae clocked
36.39 seconds to get the third
position on the grid, with
Guyana's Peter Morgan in a
Ford Escort fifth, brother An-
drew Morgan sixth and Gerald
Carrington of Trinidad & Tobago
in a Mitsubishi seventh.
I Chiovattiisalready estab-
lishing-hetself.aS. qeen.ol. the.

karters, with her closest rival
being Robert Hiscock Jr with a
time of 44.383 seconds, fol-
lowed by Kristian Jeffrey in
44.634 seconds and Shane Ally
in 44.711.
Veteran racer Stanley Ming
notched up a fifth position in
44.919 seconds.
The super bikes would be
an all-Canadian showdown, as
one local rider had problems
with starting, but Steven Vieira
on Yamaha 750cc did some good


Up to press time the pole
position for the other groups
was not available, while the
Surinamers will do their time tri-
als, this morning at 08:00 h be-
fore the meet, along with oth-
ers who did not do theirs yes-
The Trinidadians will be
on show in Group 2B (fast)
led by Tanko Baboolal in a
Mazda, along with the USA-
based drivers.

Mrs. Eileen Chester, wife;
( Clarance Chester.
brother of the late
formerly of 82 I
Duncan Street,
Campbellville who
died on October 3,
2006, would like to
express heartfelt
Thanks and appreciation
to all friends, relatives and
associates who have supported us in ,
many different ways during this time of
our bereavement.
SSpecial thanks to Dr. Haydock
Wilson and staff of Medical Arts
Hospital, Pastor Oslen Small of
Smiths Memorial Congregational
Church, Ms. Yvonne Berry, the
Guyana Police Force and Mr. Irving
Sd o frrierac
eo--) il soulrest in peace,

.-.,.-/--... -.

ground after former Barca de-
fender Mario touched his shirt.
Ronaldinho blasted his kick
high into the net to put the
Catalans in front although Barca
did little else to deserve their

halftime lead.
The Brazilian sparked his
team into life after 57 minutes,
putting them 2-0 up with a rare
headed goal after a great cross
from left back Silvinho.
The rest of the team lifted
their game in response and three
minutes later Xavi added an-
other with a mirror-image third.
This time Juliano Belletti
provided the cross from the
right and the midfielder finished
it off.

Ronaldinho was denied a
hat-trick when Recre keeper
Betrand Laquait pulled off a

fine diving save to turn his
curling free kick round the
post 16 minutes from time.

In loving memory of MURIEL
D'SILVA who died on October 31,
2004 of 1239 Canje Peasant Lane,
South Ruimveldt Park.
You are gone but not forgotten
We think of you everyday and miss
you very much
Life goes on, we know that is true
No tears, no wordscan say
How we miss you everyday
You are lovingly rememberedin everyday
Sadly missed by your daughter, sister,
nieces, nephews, grand children, great
grandchildren and other relatives.

25 June 24, 1944 October 28, 2004

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until tch time we take conmfo inr the fact that "e(ad &fwaw est" and you're in a
ceautifid pLace wheue you 'te treaouted etaen moae.
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you Le/2t oui wayt, 'W0e wenre le,,Ced with yout Lov[e f(eo ,ta many yeaor atnd entertained
6 you in ao many wayi. '!Jou were "(ntte in a Itititin," your friend wouit d agree.
o they at(l fino and we Ito a qee, that the i wi[[ neri t e anotheIl .,. e udada.
Missed by daughters, sons, all your
grandchildren and host of relatives and friends.

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In loving memory of our beloved
husband & father CECIL IVAN .
MONGUL who died on October 24,
Inserted by his wife, children,
grandchildren, great grandson.

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Juventus have points

penalty reduced
MILAN, Italy (Reuters) Juventus and two other clubs im-
plicated in Italy's match-fixing scandal had their points
penalties reduced by an arbitration tribunal on Friday.
Juventus, who were relegated to the second division Serie
B for their part in the scandal, had their penalty reduced by
eight points from 17 points to nine.
Lazio went from -11 to -three and Fiorentina's penalty was
reduced by four points from -19 to -15.
AC Milan's -eight point penalty was untouched by the ar-
bitration tribunal.
Reggina, the fifth top flight team embroiled in the scan-
dal, were docked 15 points and their appeal will be heard
next month.
Juventus, whose former general manager Luciano
Moggi was at the centre of the scandal, complained they
had been punished much more severely than other clubs.

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Rooney hat-trick

fires Man Utd to 4-0

Bolton win

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Wayne Rooney roared back
to form with a hat-trick to
lead Manchester United to a
4-0 win at Bolton Wanderers
which helped them leapfrog
Chelsea at the top of the Pre-
mier League soccer yester-
Rooney, who had not
scored since the first day of the
season, struck after 10, 16 and
89 minutes and Cristiano
Ronaldo also netted as United
inflicted a first home defeat on
United are on 25 points,
ahead on goal difference of
Chelsea, who won 2-0 at
Sheffield United earlier. Bolton
are third on 20 with Ports-
mouth up to fourth on 19 after
a 3-1 home triumph over Read-
Arsenal have 18 points af-
ter a 1-1 home draw with
Everton (17) while Liverpool
beat Aston Villa 3-1 and Wigan
Athletic won 1-0 at Fulham.
Watford against Tottenham
Hotspur and Newcastle United
against bottom club Charlton
Athletic were both goalless.

Manchester United flew out
of the blocks at Bolton and
Rooney put them ahead in the
10th minute his first goal in 11
games for club and country
since he scored two in United's
opening day win over Fulham
and the first Bolton had con-
ceded at the Reebok this season.
The England forward, who
turned 21 on Tuesday, curled in
an exceptional second six min-
utes later
Bolton steadied the ship

By Patrick Vignal

PARIS, France (Reuters) -
Roger Federer has a problem
with the French capital
which he will be determined
to solve in the Paris Masters
tennis starting tomorrow.
The world number one last
visited the high-tech Bercy hall
in 2003 and his best results
there are two quarter-final ap-
pearances that year and in the
previous edition.
The Paris tournament, cel-
chrating its 20th anniversary
this year, is the only Masters
Series event iicre the domi-
nant Swiss has not reached at
l!ast the final.
It is not only in the autumn
tia Federer sm-uggles in Paris.
T'ec French Open, staged on
tle other side of town in
springtime, is the or',y grand
slam to clude him.
Federer. who racked up his
Slri0r title of the year in Madrid
last weekend. is full of confi-
dence and has been ruthless in

for a while but great work by
Louis Saha set up Ronaldo for
the third in the 82nd minute
and Rooney broke clear to
complete his treble two min-
utes from time.
"It was a fantastic result for
us. in the first 25 minutes we
could have been four up,"
United manager Alex Ferguson
told Sky Sports. "It was great
football. I really enjoyed it."
Of Rooney's hat-trick he
said: "He was due to score at
some point, the longer these
things go on with strikers they
begin to doubt things but you
saw as soon as he scored his
confidence went up."
Chelsea had few difficulties
in beating Sheffield United but
it might have been different if
the champions' stand-in goal-
keeper Hilario had not saved a
17th-minute penalty by Danny
Webber United's third miss
from three spot kicks this sea-
United keeper Paddy
Kenny then misjudged a
Frank Lampard free kick late
in the first half and Michael
Ballack headed the second
soon after the break allowing
the visitors to ease off ahead
of Tuesday's Champions
League trip to Barcelona.
"We had to fight against a
team who play very direct.
They put a lot of long balls for-
ward, they gave us a difficult
game," said Chelsea coach Jose
"From that Hilario save the
team started playing together
and from then I thought we de-
served the win and could have
scored more goals."

The division's last unbeaten

recent weeks.
"I am the best right now
but I don't know about the
best in history," lie said in
Madrid. "We will never know
unless I break all the records
before I finish."
To do that the elegant 25-
year-old has to win in Paris one
day and next week seems a good
time to do it.
On current form he has no
rivals, not even world number
two Rafael Nadal of Spain who
loves Roland (arros, wlcrIC lie
has triumphed at lhe last two
French Opens, hut is not so
fond of Bercy.
The muscular Spaniard has
never entered the main draw
',ere losing in qualifying in his
,ri' previous appearance as a
!7-v ar-old in 2!1003.

"I'm going to Paris to do
well because it's one of the most
'important events of the sea-
son," said Nadal, who fell to
2005 Paris Masters champion

Bolton 0-4 Man Utd: Michael Carrick's 10th-minute pass
finds Wayne Rooney who scores to put the visitors in

front. (BBC Sport)
record disappeared in emphatic
style as Villa went down at
Liverpool, the home side's three
goals coming in the first half
from Dirk Kuyt, Peter Crouch
and Luis Garcia.
Gabriel Agbonlahor
pulled one back for Villa in
the 56th but Liverpool were
safe winners to move above
Villa and into the top half of
the table.
Portsmouth continued their
unexpectedly impressive start
to the season with a convincing
home success.
An early Brynjar

Tomas Berdych in the quarter-
finals in Madrid last week.
"Being there always means

5. 1

something special to ilmt'. I'll try
to do mny best I feel inuch IbI--
ter now than a couple of months
ago. I am playing iuich belter."
Federer and N;adal will not
he the only ones with good rea-
sons to want to shine inllthe
Paris indoor lournaincnt.
It is the hisl cvent before
the season-eiding Mastirs

Gunnarsson own goal set
them on their way,
Nwankwo Kanu doubled
the lead in the 52nd
minute and Pedro
Mendes capped a fine
win with a 20-metre
drive in the 66th.
Everton claimed their
first away point against Arse-
nal in almost 11 years after
Tim Cahill's seventh goal of
the season put them ahead,
Robin van Persie salvaging a
draw for the Londoners, who
had won their previous five
league games.

Cup, which will feature the
top eight players in the ATP
race from November 12 to 19
in Shanghai.
By Thursday, only Federer.
Nadal, Croat Ivan Ljubicic and
American Andy Roddick had
booked a trip to China, with the
last four tickets still up for
Federer and Nadal will need
to keep a close eye on Russia's
Marat Safin, who has a habit of
winning in Paris every two
vwars with victories in 2000.
(00)2 and 200)4.
I hope I to o i\\ell their I--
t'titc ilt o e ao myv l iavotilc Iouir
n111.CIIills Iut ;a lot \\il d1eI nd l on
the draww" I nncer \vorltl IIIIIIILcr
nmc Sifin said ,i!l-er losing To
lr'nch-alni~ Richiarld (;aSI el in' iIIl
firsl rondl in .Lyon llis week.
One thing 'Fderer will
be upset about is tlie
'hawlt'.-y,' electronic line-
calling system, which will be
inltrouced at the Paris lMas-
ters this year. T'he Swiss does
not like it.


I I ed ' r d g r t ;B m r v e .. 1 ~or ari ,, Ir c r .

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006

Devonshire Castle,

1Lima United clash in

NBS final today
From Ravendra Madholall in Essequibo

(In association with Trophy Stall and Boodesh Ramdial
Photocopying, Stationery and Book Centre)
A KEEN tussle is highly anticipated today at the Richmond
Community Centre ground when the New Building Soci-
ety (NBS) North Essequibo 40-over first division cricket
climaxes with Devonshire Castle (DC) and Lima United
(LU) clashing at 10:00 h.
Both teams have come out at the top of the points table.
but given the fact that DC will use their psychological advan-
tage going into the game after beating LU m the preliminary
round, they will star as favounte".
Playing on a neutral venue can add uiterest and provide even
more excitement, as the teams
battle for supremacy in this ab-
breviated version of the game.
Essequibo senior Inter-
county left-handed middle-order
batsman Ramesh Narine, who
had a tremendous Carib Beer
four-day Inter-county for his
county last year, will be the -
man to be shaping DC's for-
Narine, a diminutive left-
hander, renowned for his softball
prominence, will be the spearhead
of their batting while his leg-spin
is an asset to tie'team which also Ramesh Narine
has some other solid batters. Skip-
per Anthony Persaud, the exciting Visheanauth Lal and the reliable
Dharshand Lall and to some extent the veteran James Chanergoon
who would have represented Essequibo n Jones Cup in 1977-1978.
can also add significantly to thebating.
Left-arm orthodox spinner Davendra Balgobin will defi-
nitely lead the bowling attack while Basil Persaud. who
has deceptive pace, hill also be useful in the bowling de-
On the other hand. LU should not be taken lightly by DC.
And although LU suffered defeat earlier in the competition, they
will no doubt be anxious to take revenge on a track that is known
to be good for batting with a lightning fast outfield.
LU possesses a very formidable batting line-up with an
equally balanced bowling attack and that might motivate
them to fight to the end in lifting the inaugural NBS com-
petition in North Essequibo. Former senior Essequibo In-
ter-county opening batsman Bernard Island. will carry
LU's batting as he has been the most consistent batsman
in the competition for LU over the past couple of ears.
Island can expect excellent support from Zakie Salim, an-
other senior Essequibo player while captain Davo Lalls expe-
rience will be very helpful for his side.
Fazeer Khan, Basdeo Khemraj and Under-17 batsman
Karran Singh will all be capable or making a substantial contri-
bution to the total.
The winning leam will recei e $25 000 and a trophy while
the runners-up will pocket $15 000 and a trophy and the man-
of-the-match will have to ,ctnle tor ju-t a. trophy.
Meanwhile, NBS branch manager in Henrietta, Rana
Persaud, is expected to meet the two teams before the start
of play. He will also present the trophies after the conclu-
sion of the match.
DC team reads: Anthony Persaud (captain),
Vishwanauth Lall (vice-captain), Dharshanand Persaud,
Darmadeo Lall, Ramesh Narine, Dharshand Lail, Anil
Samaroo, Basil Persaud, James Chattergoon, Deonarine
Persaud, Anil Persaud. Davendra Balgobin and Peboe
Lima United team reads:- Davo Lall (captain), Fazeer
Khan (vice-captain), Zakie Salim. Bernard Island, Bruce
Johnson. Basdeo Khemraj, Anthony Naipaul, Ram Narine.
Imtiaz Ali, Karran Singh, Rajiv Manchand, Abdul Ghanie
and Neville Ramroop.

Woods pulls out of season-

ending Tour Championship
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006_2U

AP S. *

- U




By Allan La Rose

"I CAN happily say with a lot
of confidence that the Pira-
nhas' efforts were at the
maximum level that they
could produce.
"When you send a team
abroad at that final moment af-
ter preparations what you
should expect from them is that
they give 100% of what they are
capable of. This was indeed the
case with this team." a smiling
coach, Phillip Fernandes told
Chronicle Sport.
The Guyana senior female
hockey side, referred to as the
'Piranhas', returned home from
Venezuela as runners-up of the

favour the opposition since we
had players who had never even
travelled before. Some of them
were seeing an artificial turf for
the first time and then there
were some who never competed
against foreign opponents.
"I think in the short time
we had to prepare, the girls re-
sponded well and trained very
hard. They tried to understand
the concepts and tactics that
were being introduced to the
team, and for the most part they
digested it and understood and


host nation 3-0. It was a victory
that captain Latoya Fordyce
thought boosted their confi-
dence, "I can't express how
happy we felt after beating Ven-
ezuela 3-0 because in the morn-
ing we had a light training ses-
sion and we all had difficulty
breathing and hitting the ball
properly. This was because of
the change in altitude and we
were all worried going into the
game, but our coach gave a very
inspiring and motivating pre-
game talk which helped us to go


tacking midfield and Trisha
Woodroffe in defence. There
were also flashes of brilliance
from forward Kerensa
Fernandes, defender Tiffany
Solomon and wingers Carol
Caines and Amanda Garnette
who was unstoppable in the
2nd game against Venezuela.
They had no answer for
Garnette as she made several
raids down the right wing."
According to Guyana's
hockey boss, who has been at
the helm since 2003, his vision
is to take the sport into the
"One of the major things
I want to come out of this
tour is the commitment of the
ladies who have the time and
have given their commitment
to go into the schools and
start clinics. The sustaining
and development of hockey
or any other sport must start
in the schools. As long as we
have a group of persons like
the Piranhas, who have ben-
efited from the sport and are
willing to give back by going
into the schools and teaching
children then certainly we

have a bright future. This
idea is certainly on the cards."
Fernandes lamented.
The trip to Venezuela was
made possible through the gen-
erosity and contributions solic-
ited by the board members and
players to the tune of $2.5M.
The board wishes to acknowl-
edge the donors and thank them
for their support.
The Neal and Massy
Group of Companies,
Guyana Ltd and John
Fernandes Group of Compa-
nies were the main contribu-
tors with valuable assistance
coming from the National
Sports Commission, Guyana
Olympic Association,
Georgetown Cricket Club,
Everest Club, GWI,
Guyenterprise, DD Signs,
New GPC and individuals
who prefer to remain anony-
Hockey players and fans
now look forward to the Inter-
national Indoor Hockey Festival
next month-end. It will be the
third annual edition of
the Indoor Hockey Festival
where a record 15 teams from
abroad are expected in the coun-
try for the event.
The Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall will be the venue
for the tournament.

give the opposition the upper
hand and also they were some
easy goals scored on us due to
our limited experience in the
goal." Fernandes uttered.
Captain Fordyce also agreed
that Brazil were stronger, but
was quick to add that the Bra-
zilians benefited from being en-
camped since January while her
side only had two months
"I think we are on par
with the Brazilians in terms
of skills and definitely better
than Venezuela." Fordyce
pronounced while beaming
with pride.
Although the coach praised
the entire team efforts he
singled out the captain as the
most outstanding player and
others who rose to the demands
of the series.
"Throughout the tourna-
ment, certainly captain Latoya
Fordyce was outstanding.
Whenever the ball was near her,
she won it and got rid of it in
perfect manner. Maria Munroe
was quite solid and fairly con-
sistent at midfield. likewise teen-
agers Chantelle Fernandes at at-

THE 'PIRANHAS' pose with one of the two outfits and multivitamins and supplements
that were presented by the Neal and Massy group of Companies Limited, prior to their
departure for Venezuela. (Winston Oudkerk photo)

South American Tri-Nations se-
ries played in Caracas between
October 12 and 15.
The achievement equalled
that of the 1978 squad who
placed 2nd to home side Jamaica
in the Caribbean Championship.
It was the last senior team to
represent Guyana in a Sport,
once considered the female na-
tional sport.
During the years of inac-
tivity, a national U-21 side
toured T&T in 1982 then
there were the Supermix
sides of the mid and late
eighties. In the late 90s a
concerted effort was made to
revive the sport and by 2001
an All Star selection visited
T&T. Over the last five years
some of the ladies, through
their clubs, have been playing
at the annual Barbados
Hockey Festival and at club
tournaments in T&T, thus
keeping the hope for the
sport alive.
The 35-year-old Fernandes
who is also the president of the
Hockey Board, in evaluating the
Piranhas' performance, said,
"We knew going into the tour-
nament that we had a young
team and that experience would

applied it well.
"One of the factors I was
concerned about was the occa-
sion and how would they stand
up to the size of the moment,
the fact that they were gong to
play an International game for
the first time; whether they
would falter or cave in to the
pressure, whether they would
be too nervous to perform at
their best. That was never the
case as the girls lifted their game
and made a winning start. Quite
a number of them played be-
yond their expectations and
mine as well."
Commenting on the adjust-
ment to the artificial turf, coach
Fernandes disclosed that the
girls adapted well to the new
conditions, noting that the turf
was slower than the usual turfs
used for hockey.
"It was a turf suitable for
both hockey and football which
means that the filaments which
make up the turf were a bit
thicker, hence the ball moved a
bit slower. So it was almost
similar to natural grass and fa-
cilitating for the girls." the coach
In their opening encounter
the Piranhas brushed aside the

out and perform. We also
prayed as a team and grew
stronger together. I am proud of
our performances, though I
expected us to do a little bet-
ter." the 22-year-old sweeper
back revealed.
It was the only victory of
the tournament for the Piranhas
who went on to lose a hard-
fought 1-0 to eventual winner
Brazil in their next game. After
a goalless draw with
Venezuela they lost 5-0 and 3-
0 to Brazil.
While admitting that Brazil
were the better side, mainly
based on their 60% ball posses-
sion and goals scored, coach
Fernandes indicated that
Guyana had their moments of
dominance in the three match-
"There were sonime stretches
for 7 to 8 minutes where we had
the pressure on the Brazilians.
We were in their half and put-
ting them on their heels. Cer-
tainly the Piranhas had their
moments, but the decisive fac-
tor was where inexperience
showed up as the girls could
not sustain their play for 70
minutes. From time to time their
concenlralion would drop and

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) Britain's marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe was
named a recipient of the 2006 Abebe Bikila Award yesterday.
The award, presented annually by New York Road Runners since 1978. honours a person who
has made an outstanding contribution to distance running.
"Paula is a champion in life," said NYRR president and New York City Marathon director
Mary Wittenberg.
"From smashing records to ensuring that her athletics success benefits others through her phi-
lanthropy, Paula is someone who inspires and cares."
Radcliffe has six wins in seven marathon starts and owns four of the five fastest women's
times, including the world record of two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds, which she set at the 2003
London Marathon.
The 32-year-old has won in London
three times and triumphed in Chicago and
New York. Radcliffe also captured the
gold medal in the marathon at the 2005* I
world championships in Helsinki.
"It is a great honour for me to re- r j
ceive such an award," she said in a P
"The name alone rreesenis so much "" .
for distance running and it is a huge privi- *
lege to join the list of outstanding ath-
lctes and previous winners who have 4.
done so much for our sport."
Previous winners include Lasse Viren,. T
Grete Waitz, Alberto Salazar. Bill PAULA RADCLIFFE
Rodgers, Tegla Loroupe and Stelano
Baldini. l;iast year's honoree was 2004 women's Olympic narallihon champion. Mi/uki Noguchi
of Japan.
13ikila of lEthiopia is the only runner to win tw\\o lympic niaratilons, taking gold in Rome.
running harefoot in 1960, and in Tokyo four ears later.
Five years after his second Olympic gold. Bikila was paral.ysed from the waist down by
a car accident. IHe died in 1973.


... bright future for hockey


30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 29, 2006

All set for today's

10 km South American

Road Classic race

By Allan La Rose

AT 16:15 h this afternoon the
starter's gun will be fired to
signal the start of the second
stage of the fourth annual
South American Road Classic
10 km three-stage race.
The Police Sports Club
ground is the venue for the start
and finish of the race which has
attracted a mere 60 runners,
fifty-two less than the first
stage which was run last Sun-
day in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Up to press time yesterday
only Brazilian Antonia Silva
who won the female category
last week and Suriname's
Guillermo Udenhout and Maim
Lorenzo had arrived for the
The usual strong Brazilian
team has been reduced to just
one this year and opens up the
opportunity for the Guyanese
to take the lion's share of tro-
phies and prize money that will
be at stake. Among today's top
contenders in the male category
are last week's winner in
Paramaribo Lionel D'Andrade
and overseas-based Guyanese

Cleveland Forde.
According to Forde who
holds the national 5 000m
record the new course could
interfere with a good time
since it includes running on
the grass at the Police
ground at the start and finish
of the race. The former
three-peat Junior Carifta
champion in a pre-race com-
ment told Chronicle Sport.
"I am fully prepared and
will be looking to win with a de-
cent time. I will be going all out
to do the best that I can do."
Forde promised.
Guyana's distance running
guru, Leslie Black. who was re-
sponsible for nurturing the ca-
reer of Forde also expressed
confidence in the Kenya-based
athlete winning, "I have no
doubt that Cleveland will win
tomorrow. The.only question is
what time he will make."
Black also stated that his
young charge, 16-year-old
Alika Morgan, who finished
2nd last week, will be defi-
nitely looking to improve her
time of 39 minutes, 46.94 sec-
onds. Black says the Caricom

10 km champion is improving
fast and.there is no one on the
local scene to challenge .her.



Black feels that last week's
winner D'Andrade will have to
vastly improve on his winning
time of 33 minutes. 54.31 sec-
onds if he hopes to retain the
position he held last week. The
lanky D'Andrade did indicate
after winning that today he will
be looking to clock around 30
minutes which sets the stage for
an exciting race.

The Brazilian Silva who ar-
rived in Guyana since last Mon-
day looks a certain winner in
the ladies' section again. In her
first year of participation the
26-year-old maintained the un-
beaten run of Brazil as her pre-
decessor Selma Dos Reis, who
was unstoppable in the previ-
ous three years. has opted out
of this year's event.
Last week Silva who
placed 6th overall clocked 36
minutes, 55.99 seconds to be
the first woman to cross the
finish line and this afternoon
she is expected to repeat and
could very well end up in the
top five where cash and tro-
phies will be up for grabs.
The will alsobetrophies forth
first three finishers of the U-20 Boys
and Gis categories. Today's winners
of both Men's and Women's catego-
ries will collect US$I 000 each. with
2nd places ceivingUS$600 eachand
the 3rd positions US$400 apiece. The
fouth-placed finishers will cash in on
US$250 while fith-pacers will earn
The Honourable Minis-
ter of Culture, Youth and
Sport Dr Frank Anthony will

Everebe ut had ubeat SCa i t ace.

Everest beat SCC

by six wickets to retain

Amer as CuEverest received a chequ
Amer-ica's Cup for $100 000 while
1.h-Ahn UB lltU n tnlhI

EVEREST Cricket Club
(ECC) retained the
America's Cup after they in-
flected a solid six-wicket win
over rivals Sunrise Cricket
Club (SCC) in their feature
40-over encounter yesterday
at the Everest ground.
Everest had to score 134
for victory and they did it quiet
efficiently and surpassed the
total in the 32nd over, reach-
ing 138 for four with Joseph
Perry not out on six and Leon
Scott on one.
National opening bats-
man Krishna Arjune made a
patient 55 with two fours for
Everest while skipper
Surendra Hiralall made 40,
comprised of one four and a
huge six off spinner Imran
Khan, who grabbed three for
eight from just three overs
while vice-captain Ashook
Raganadan claimed one for

Earlier SCC won the loss
and batted but wickets fell
regularly and they were never
able to put together a threaten-
ing total. Only Neil

Richardson with a top score of
31 including three fours and
skipper Sunildat Balli with 20
(1x4) offered any resistance.
Right-arm leg-spinner Raakesh
Gobardhan snatched two for ten

from six testing overs.
Off-spinner Zaheer
Mohamed and pacer Leon Scott
captured two for 17 and 33 re-
spectively, bowling for the win-

obuuardnll cilluecte a rop U I
for his bowling performance.
Arjune was given the best
batsman prize and was also
named most valuable player.
He received trophies.
(Ravendra Madholall)

The victors: Everest team after beating SCC by six wickets

; ~

WICB appoints

new Commercial

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) Paul Skinner has been
appointed to the new post of Commercial Manager of the
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
He now has responsibility for
managing the Commercial and
Business Development Depart-
"The new role will focus
highly on growing current busi-
ness and exploring new revenue
streams for the WICB," the WICB
said in a release Friday afternoon.
"In addition, the relation-
ships developed with sponsors
in his previous role as Sponsor-
ship and Events Manager will
be further strengthened in the
pursuit of expansion and
progress of the business," the PAUL SKINNER
WICB said.
Skinner, a national of Barbados. has a Degree in Electrical
Engineering and an MBA from the University of Windsor.
Ontario. Canada.
He worked for 12 years with Shell Antilles and Guianas
Ltd and was responsible for the Shell Select Convenience store
network in the Caribbean.
Skinner has been an employee of the WICB for over two
"I am excited at this opportunity and look forward to con-
tributing tangibly to the financial viability of the WICB and
working closely with sponsors and stakeholders. new and pro-
posed, to achieve our goals." Skinner said.
Darren Millien, who previously handled commercial
operations of the WICB, resigned in June this year.

Pakistan tribunal

extends to hear from

Woolmer, trainer

Shoaib, Asif doping inquiry

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) The tribunal investigat-
ing the positive tests of Pakistani fast bowlers Shoaib
Akhtar and Mohammad Asif has extended its inqidry un-
til Wednesdar, a Pakistan Cricket Board IPCB) spokesman
told Reuters yesterday.
Adding a further tour days to te review, the tribunal has
called team coach h Bob \Woolmer,
trainer Murray Stevenson and
physiotherapist Darren Lifsun .
to record statements on No-
vember 1, after which it would
finalise its findings.
The panel was formed by
the PCB after Shoaib and Asif
were recalled from the Champi- .
ons Trophy in India on Octo-
ber 16 following positive tests
for the banned steroid
The checks were con-
ducted independently by the
board before the tournament.
The two players face a BOBWOOLMER
two-year ban under Interna-
tional Cricket Council tlCC1 anti-doping regulations. but since
they tested positive out of competition, the tribunal can re-
duce the length of the suspension.
"The tribunal today took the expert views of two doctors
after Shoaib and Asif forfeited their right to have their B samples
tested for continuation of the earlier report," spokesman Shakeel

T'he howlers appeared before the tribunal for the second
successive day yesterday and were questioned by the mei-
bhes for more than two hours.
The two have already recorded their statements antd
have denied taking the banned steroid knowingly.





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By Sanjay Rajan

(Reuters) A sparkling un-
beaten 90 by Kevin Pietersen
led England to a thrilling
three-wicket victory over
holders West Indies in their
final Champions Trophy
Group A match yesterday.
Pietersen helped England
chase down a difficult target un-
der lights, finishing on 276 for
seven with nine balls remaining
to record their first win of a dis-
appointing tournament.
Earlier, Chris Gayle and
Dwayne Bravo scored centuries
as West Indies piled up 272 for
four after opting to bat first.
Andrew Strauss (50) and
Ian Bell (50) gave England a
flying start to their reply,
putting on 82 for the first
wicket by the 12th over.
Off-spinners Gayle and
Marlon Samuels shared five
wickets to apply the brakes but
Pietersen and Sajid Mahmood
saw England home after coming
together with 41 needed off 32
West Indies had already
qualified for the semi-finals.
They meet South Africa in
Jaipur on November 2.
Today's clash between Aus-



tralia and India will determine
the second team to advance from
Group A.
Strauss was bowled by
Gayle before Bell and captain
Andrew Flintoff added 44
runs for the second wicket.
Man-of-the-match Gayle
had Flintoff caught at long-on
before he removed Paul
Collingwood for a duck.
Bell was then run-out by
skipper Brian Lara at mid-on af-
ter sharing a stand of 35 with
Samuels dismissed Michael
Yardy and Jamie Dalrymple be-
fore Chris Read fell to Bravo.
But the swashbuckling
Pietersen brought the scores
level with a six over long-off
from Bravo's bowling before
clinching victory with a four.
Gayle (101) and Bravo
(112 not out) earlier hit the
first centuries in the group
stages of the tournament.
The hundred from Gayle
was his 14th in one-dayers
while Bravo's was his first.
The duo shared a dominant
stand of 174 for the second
wicket against an England at-
tack minus the rested Steve
A big plus for England, es-
pecially in view of next month's

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Ashes series in Australia. was
the bowling of Flintoff.
The 28-year-old all-
rounder, who underwent sur-
gery after suffering an ankle in-
jury in June. had not bowled

since the home Test series
against Sri Lanka.
Flintoff looked comfort-
able as he completed five
overs in two spells, returning
figures of nought for 27.


WEST INDIES (maximum 50 overs)
C. Gayle run-out (Flintoff) 101
S. Chanderpaul Ibw b Lewis 13
D. Bravo not out 112
R. Sarwan c Collingwood
b Mahmood 29
B. Lara b Mahmood 3
M. Samuels not out 3
Extras: (Ib-1, w-9, nb-1) 11
Total: (4 wkts, 50 overs) 272
Fall of wickets: 1-35,2-209,3-259,4-
Bowling: Anderson 10-0-72-0,
Lewis 10-1-35-1, Flintoff 5-0-27-0,
Mahmood 7-0-44-2, Yardy 5-1-32-0,
Dalrymple 10-0-42-0, Collingwood 3-
ENGLAND (target: 273 runs off 50

A. Strauss b Gayle 50
I. Bell run-out (Lara) 50
A. Flintoff c Taylor b Gayle 25
P. Collingwood c Bravo
b Gayle 0
K. Pietersen not out 90
M. Yardy c Bravo b Samuels 10
J. Dalrymple b Samuels 8
C. Read c Gayle b Bravo 4
S. Mahmood not out 14
Extras: (lb-11, w-10, nb-4) 25
Total: (7 wkts, 48.3 overs) 276
Fall of wickets: 1-82,2-126,3-127,4-
Bowling: Edwards 7-0-56-0, Taylor
8.3-060, Collymore 10-1-43-0, Gayle
10-1-31-3, Samuels 10-0-45-2, Bravo
Points: England 2, West Indies 0.

Kevin Pietersen launches one over the offside in his brilliant
unbeaten 90 against West Indies in Ahmedabad,
yesterday. (Yahoo Sport photo)

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wicket with both batsmen registering centuries. Gayle was
dismissed for 101 his 14th ODI century, while Bravo was
left unbeaten on 112, his maiden ODI ton. (Yahoo Sport



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player ordered

to get married

by club
SOFIA, Bulgaria (Reuters) Bulgarian premier league
side Litex Lovech have ordered striker Ivelin Popov to get
married in the coming year in the hope that it will curtail
his wild living.
"I accept the order and I promise to do it," said Popov
who is a key member of Bulgaria's Under-21 squad. "My
bosses are right to want such a thing from me because they
know my temper."
Popov, a Levski Sofia trainee who turned 19 this week, had
an unsuccessful spell at Dutch club Feyenoord before joining
Litex last year.
He is known for his countless girlfriends and volatile tem-
per and upset the Litex fans on Friday when he made a gesture
towards them after scoring in a 2-1 victory over Rodopa
However, he is promising to curb his volatile temperament
and settle down with his current girlfriend.
"She's very nice and very smart. I think this will be the
woman of my life, so don't remind me of my past, please," he
"They want me thinking only about football and the mar-
riage probably will help me to calm down.
"I know I'm a very bad boy and I want to meet my 20th
birthday as a married man."
Litex, coached by Ljupko Petrovic, a European Cup with
Red Star Belgrade in 1991, are third in the domestic league
with 23 points from 11 matches, six behind leaders Levski

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Former world champ Trevor

Berbick found dead in Jamaica

PORTLAND, Jamaica,
(CMC) -Jamaica's former
world heavyweight boxing
champion Trevor Berbick was
found dead close to his home
in Norwich yesterday morn-
ing. He was 51 years old.
Police, who have theorised
that the murder took place be-
tween midnight and 06:00 h
yesterday, said the former
boxer's body had what ap-
peared to be machete wounds.
Reports have been sketchy,
but indications are that Berbick
was involved in a dispute over

Berbick won the World
Boxing Council (WBC)
heavyweight title in March
1986 by defeating American
Pinklon Thomas but lost the
belt eight months later in a
second-round knockout to
Mike Tyson.
After representing Jamaica
at the 1976 Olympic Games in
Canada, Berbick remained in
that country to pursue a profes-
sional career in the sport and
within three years he became
Canada's heavyweight cham-

In December 1981 in The
Bahamas, Berbick defeated
Muhammad All on points, in
what was the last professional
fight for the legendary Ameri-
can, widely regarded as the
greatest heavyweight boxer of
all time.
In spanning the Ali and
Tyson eras, Berbick beat such
fighters as Iran Barkley,
Greg Page and John Tate.
Among his losses were those
to Buster Douglas, Renaldo
Snipes and Larry Holmes.

man who defeated
Muhammad All on points
in December 1981

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MARK Vieira claimed the
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S clocking 36.051 seconds in
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The 125cc Shifter Karts
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attract much interest as Cana-

dian racing sensation Juliana
Chiovatti beat the field of 12
racers, clocking 43.728 seconds.
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despite the non-appearance of
Mark Maloney of Barbados,
who his compatriots said did

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weight without exercising, it is
much more effective to exercise.
Susan says exercise is an impor-
tant part of any healthy
lifestyle. Besides, if you are try-
ing to lose weight, you need to
expend more calories in activity
than you are taking in.
"The best predictor of per-
manent weight loss is exercise",
Susan says. "Those people who
make activity a normal part of
DIXOI their daily life are more likely to
stay slim."



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broken because that needle
never seems to budge? If you
just can't seem to drop those
extra pounds no matter what
you do, don't despair. I spoke
to Dietician Susan Burke
who has given me these
answers to help you do some
As a registered dietician, one
of the most common questions
Susan gets asked is: "Why
aren't I losing \'-.clEhi 'For
those of you trying to find the
answer to this question, Susan
has eight possible reasons for
you to consider.

1. Are you eating
too much?
When somebody tells Susan
that they don't understand why.
they aren't losing weight, the
first thing she does is monitor
how much they are actually eat-
According to Susan, most
people eat more than they think.
When you have your break-
fast cereal in the morning, are
you pouring one or two por-
tions into that bowl? Susan says
just one additional measure of
cereal can account for 100 extra
calories. And do you wash
down your morning cereal with
a glass of juice or a gallon of
juice? A couple of extra sips of
juice. and you are over your
calorie limit for the morning.
"Weigh and measure every-
thing you eat for one week", Su-
san advises. "That is a good ex-
ercise to help you learn about
portion size."
No matter what type of
healthy eating plan you are fol-
lowing. Susan says you should
make it a point to keep a food

2. Is your weight
goal realistic?
If you can't seem to lose
any weight, it is possible that
you need to reassess your goal
toward health and fitness in-
stead of weight loss.
"If you're within a healthy
BMI. your clothes fit well, you
have plenty of energy and you
don'l have any medical condi-
lions associated with being
o\versweightl o or obese, weight loss
may not be the right goal." Su-
san says. "Contact your nutri-
lion teanl or doctor to properly
assess your goals."

3. Are you
exercising at all?
While you can lose some

4. Are you giving
yourself enough
Even if you are exercising,
the problem may be that your
body has got accustomed to
your usual activity schedule. If
you kick it up a notch and chal-
lenge yourself, Susan says that
may be enough to jump-start
your weight loss.
"If your body is not chal-
lenged by your level of activity,
simply increase your activity",
Susan advises.

5. Are you
building muscle
but not doing
aerobic exercise?
If you are doing exercise to
increase muscle, Susan says it is
important to keep in mind that
muscle is denser tissue than fat.
"If you're adding muscle.
the scale won't show your im-
provements, but your clothes
will fit better and you'll have a
lower percentage body fat", Su-
san says.

6. Are you eating
enough fruits and
It is important to include as
many healthy fruits and veg-
etables as you can in your
healthy eating plan.
"Studies show that people
who include at least five por-
tions of fruits and vegetables
every day are healthier, leaner
and more likely to keep their
weight under control", Susan

7. Are you
drinking enough
Don't be afraid to let your
water bottle runneth over. Susan
says staying hydrated will help
you keep a healthy metabolism
and flush out toxins.
"Often thirst is mistaken
for hunger", Susan says. "Drink
a glass of water when you first
wake up and every two hours
throughout the day."

8. Have you had a
If you are doing all of the
above and still aren't losing any
weight. Susan says it is time to
see vour doctor.
Make an appointment for
a check-up. and make sure the
doctor evaluates you for any
possible medical condition.

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Poor I

I am in college. Back in the
spring I dated a guy, and we
became tight. Shortly before
we met, his ex-girlfriend
broke up with him. I heard it
was because "he knew what
he wanted, but she wasn't
sure." Within a week she was
dating someone she'd dated
Fast-forward to us dating.
From the time we met she

begged him to come back. She's
from his hometown, and when
he went back there, she talked
him into going to the movies
with her. The following
weekend he confessed to me he
had feelings for both of us. I
asked if they kissed or
anything. He said, "No, but 1
don't know if I wouldn't have,
if she'd tried."
That summer, I was going

on a mission trip for two
months. I knew even if I could
keep him until then 1 would
probably lose him. So I told him
I wouldn't date someone who
likes two people. Fast-forward
to the present. He and I attend
the same church, and his
girlfriend comes to visit every
other weekend. I try to act
normal, but when she's here I
can hardly look their way.
She's a backstabber, so
trying to be her friend isn't
much of an option. Anyway.
they are talking marriage, but 1
have friends who have seen llun
practically staring a hole
through me. even while sitlting
willh her. Dloe' ; Iis melan
sonlething? I hate to see himl
sl;v \' iltl soml0conei out 14 ha111
rather than love. il tihat' the
Bervl. imagine \outre Im a
store trying to decide between
two pairs of jeans. One pair
makes your derriere look nice.
but they're too short to wear
with heels. The other pair has
the perfect length, but they're
loose around the seat. The clerk
says the first brand doesn't
come in a longer length and the
second brand doesn't feature a
snug fit.
That's his dilemma. He's
with her, staring at you. With
you, he'd be pining for her.
What you share in common with
the other woman is neither of
you is a perfect fiti for him.
What you don't share with her

is that she is determined to buy
a pair of pants today.
The psychologist Dan
Gilbert, author of 'Stumbling on
Happiness', observes that
nearly every creature ever
studied from rats to pigeons
to people puts a premium on
present happiness at the
expense of future
happiness. The present feels
real in a way the future doesn't.
Faced with a choice between
$50 today or S60 next month,
nearly everyone wants the
money now.
So students party the
night before a test, couples
have sex without a condom.
andi w iomen think a wedding
w ill make all their New
'Yar''s. resolutions come
true. Most of us can't
entiision, the future correctly.
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difficult to dioest. I've never kept exes as friends, even if
the split Avasn't acrimonious. Before my current beau and
I became lovers. we were friends, and as good buds we
discussed our relationships. Now I'm less relaxed around
these women. knowing what I do.
It makes me territorial. Shameful. but true. I*m aware
jealousy stems frorn illSeCliritv and I'm working on my
confidence. but I need advice on shutting out the green-eyed

Caron. does he value you above all others? Do his
actions show it? If the answer to both questions is yes,
',there's nothing to worry about. You shouldn't consider your
V eiy natural feelings shameful. They aren't. That's the way
we are made. We want the one for us almost in the same
wav children want their own mother and their own father.
No'one else will do.

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Sunday Chronicle October 29, 2006



return to basics. First, what
are teeth made of? They
have three layers: (a) The
enamel or outer layer
protects the tooth. It is the
hardens substance in the
body, usually opalescent
white and reflects the
underlying yellow dentin; (b)
The dentin or middle layer
contains fine tubules and is
the main structure of the
tooth; and,(c) The pulp or
internal layer where the
nerves and blood vessels that
feed the tooth are found.
Teeth vary in shape, size
and location within the jaws.
These differences allow the

teeth to perform specialised
tasks, as well as assist us with
speaking and swallowing.
Now let us look at some
technical terms that your
dentist may use.
Pulpectomy: The entire
nerve in the pulp chamber is
removed and the remaining
nerve in the canals is medicated
and sealed. The tooth is then
Apexification: This
procedure is done on newly
erupted permanent teeth of
children. The entire pulp
chamber, along with the nerve
inside the canals of the roots, is
removed. Since it can take two
to three years before the root

.formation is complete from the
,time teeth erupt, the newly
forming teeth may not have gone
through full formation of their
roots and its apex. In order to
facilitate root apex formation the
.roots are filled with Calcium
;Hydroxide, which over time are
,replaced with dentine and
cementum, the natural root
constituents. If the nerve of the
deciduous (temporary) tooth is
damaged to the point that an
abscess has formed under the
tooth, extraction may be the
only option. The reason is to
protect the permanent
underlying tooth from any
damage caused by the
infection. In certain instances, if

The Dentist Advises
I- ilEl ]

the process of eruption of the
permanent tooth is not within
the near future, a space
maintainer may be used after
extraction. This device prevents
the adjacent teeth from moving
into the area where the
permanent tooth is to erupt
into. 'Riders' may result if a
space retainer is not placed.
Good oral hygiene is easy to
maintain. A simple routine of
brushing and cleaning between
the teeth (flossing), good eating
habits and regular dental check
ups can help prevent most
dental problems.
Although most Guyanese
brush regularly, they do not
brush thoroughly nor do they
clean between their teeth.
Proper and regular brushing of
the tongue also helps to keep
away bad breath. Many people
neglect their dental check ups.
A few small changes in the daily
routine can make a big
The majority of dentists
would recommend the use of
soft bristle toothbrush and

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fluoride toothpaste. A hard
bristle brush may damage
sensitive gum tissues, cause the
gum to disappear around the
neck of the tooth as well as wear
down the tooth enamel. Hard
bristle toothbrushes are really
made to clean dentures and
What is the correct way to
brush teeth? The brush
should be placed at a 45-
degrees angle (medium slant)
to the teeth and gums. They
should be stroked from side
to side, in a scrubbing
motion, with the
concentration on single teeth
or small groups until all
tongue to remove the same
germs found on the teeth.
Flossing is equally
important because it cleans the
gum line and between the teeth
that a toothbrush misses. Even
if you brush diligently, the risk
of dental disease remains high if
you do not floss. Failure to floss
is a common mistake with very
serious results.
To floss, first wind about
12 inches of it around a middle
finger and about six inches
around the same finger of the
other hand. This finger will take
up the floss as it is used. Next,
hold the floss tightly between
your thumbs and forefingers,
with about an inch of floss
between them. leaving no slack.
Use a gentle "sawing motion" to
guide the floss between your
teeth. Do not jerk or snap the

floss into gums. When the floss
reaches the gum line curve it
into a c-shape against one tooth.
Gently slide it into the space
between the gum and tooth until
you feel resistance. Hold the
floss against the tooth. Gently
scrape the side of the tooth,
moving the floss away from the
gum. You may seek a
demonstration at this technique
from the Government's dental
practitioner nearest to you.
Finally, to summarise,
there is only one method to
maintain a healthy mouth.
The first step is oral
rehabilitation. Let your
dentist extract the teeth that
need to be extracted, fill all
cavities, clean and polish and
provide you with dentures if
necessary. The second step is
maintenance and prevention.
Brush the teeth, gums and
tongue, and floss obeying the
Rule of Thoroughness. This
rule states that the total time
spent cleaning the mouth
during 24 hours must be
equal to the amount of
natural teeth in minutes. For
example, if a person has 20
teeth he/she should spend at
lease 20 minutes every day
(24 hours) brushing, flossing,
etc. The final step is regular
dental checks. Let your
dentist examine your mouth
and advise you about plaque
disclosure, prophylaxis, diet,
fluoride use, and harmful

Sunda Chro icle ctob r 29, 2006 age

IN 1996, Justice of Appeal
Desiree Bernard as she then
was. dismissed an application
by veteran lawyer, Mr. Ben-
jamin Gibson for a stay of
execution in a civil action to
enable him to file an appeal.
The record showed that at-
torney-at-law Neil Boston was
the lawyer authorised to appeal
the matter and not Gibson as
was listed on the record.
As a consequence, Justice of
Appeal Desiree Bernard. who
later became Chancellor of the
Judiciary and eventually a mem-
ber of the Caribbean Court of
Justice, dismissed the applica-
tion after finding that Gibson did
not have locus stand (any
ground to stand on).
The judge made the order
when ruling on a preliminary
point taken by lawyer on the
other side, former Attorney
General Mr. Charles Ramson,
It was a matter involving a
civil action between respondent
Kamelia Ramgobin who was

represented by Mr. Charles
Ramson, S.C. and appellant
Premnauth G.D. Persaud. who
was represented by Attorney-


at-law, Mr. Benjamin Gibson.
After dismissing the appli-
cation. the judge ordered the ap-


pellant to pay costs to the re-
spondent in the sum of $5,
The facts of the case as dis-
closed in the judgement of Jus-
tice of Appeal Bernard were to
the effect that on February 21,
1996, the defendant/appellant
filed a Notice of Appeal against
the judgment of the learned trial
judge in Action No. 34501/1994.
The attorney-at-law on record
in those proceedings and who
appeared for the defendant at
the hearing was Mr. Neil Bos-
The Notice of Appeal was
signed by Mr. B.E. Gibson. At-
On March 6. 1996, Mr.
Gibson filed on behalf of the
defendant/appellant an appli-
cation for a stay of execution
of the judgment. At the hear-
ing of this application before
Justice Bernard, Counsel for

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By George Barclay
of Appeal is a nullity," he said.
According to the Justice of
Appeal in her judgment, at this
stage MIIr. Ramson referred to
Order 6 Rule 1 of the Rules of
the High Court which is to the
"Every solicitor who shall
be engaged in any action shall
be bound to conduct the same
if desired by the plaintiff or
defendant, as the case may be,
for whom he shall be en-
gaged, unless allowed by the
Court or a judge to cease
from acting therein, until the
final determination of the ac-
tion whether in the Court of

the plaintiff/respondent took
a preliminary objection, this
being that Mr. Boston was the
attorney authorised to act on
behalf of the defendant/ap-
pellant. he being the one on
record up to the award of
judgment, the Justice of Ap-
peal said.
The judge added: "No no-
tice of change of attorney-at-la"w
and authority authorising Mr.
Gibson to act on behalf of the
defendant/appellant was ever
"As a result. Mr. Gibson
has no locus stand in the mat-
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Sunday Chronicle October 29, 2006

Stoic or just lucky?

Gene affects pain

People who say they are less
sensitive to pai than others
could be right. Researchers
said last week they;had found
a gene that appears to affect
how people feel discomfort.
Tests in rats showed that
blocking increased activity of
the gene after nerve injury or in-
flammation could prevent the
development of chronic pain, a
finding that points to possible
ways to develop new pain
And studies in volunteers
showed that about a quarter of
them had the genetic variant that
protects them from pain some-
what, and three per cent carried
two mutated copies that make
them exceptionally insensitive to

pain, the researchers reported in
the journal Nature Medicine.
"This is a completely new
pathway that contributes to the
development of pain," said Dr.
Clifford Woolf of Massachu-
setts General Hospital and
Harvard Medical School in Bos-
ton, who led the research.
"The study shows that we
inherit the extent to which we
feel pain, both under normal
conditions and after damage to-
the nervous system."
An estimated 40 million
people in the United States
alone, or nearly 1 in 5 adults,
suffer from chronic pain.
The affected gene is called
GCHI, which codes for an en-
zyme called GTP
cyclohydrolase. This enzyme in

turn is needed to produce a
chemical called
tetrahydrobiopterin or BH4.
"Our results tell us that
BH4 is a key pain-producing
molecule when it goes up, pa-
tients experience pain, and if it
is not elevated, they will have
less pain," Woolf said in a state-
"The data also suggest
that individuals who say they
feel less pain are not just sto-
ics but genuinely have inher-
ited a molecular machinery
that reduces their perception
of pain. This difference re-
sults not from personality or
culture, but real differences
in the biology of the sensory
nervous system."
Woolf and researchers in


Germany and at the U.S. Na-
tional Institutes of Health said
that rats with pain caused by
nerve damage had higher levels
of GCHI gene activity and of
When they injected a drug
that interferes with GTP
cyclohydrolase, the enzyme
controlled by the gene, the rats
seemed less sensitive to the
pain. Injecting BH4 greatly in-
creased pain sensitivity, they
The researchers tested 400
healthy people and found that
volunteers with two copies of
the protective gene variant were
less sensitive to pain in tests.
People with two copies of
the protective version of
"GCH I" had the lowest risk of

A patient rests with acupuncture needles on her face in
Port Washington, New York October 28, 2004. People who
say they are less, sensitive to pain than others could be
right. Researchers said on Monday they had found a gene
that appears to affect how people feel discomfort.
(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
developing chronic pain, while strong and is unlikely to be

those with just one copy had an
intermediate risk and those with
no copies of the variant had the
highest risk.
The drug used in the
study, DAHP, is not very

useful as a human medica-
tion, said Woolf, who owns
stock in a company called So-
lace Pharmaceuticals, which
has licensed the findings for
potential drug development

Veteran aIwyer

From page V
first instance or on appeal".
The Justice of Appeal went on to say that his contention was
that a solicitor's (now an attorney-at-law) authority to act contin-
ues unless revoked until the final determination of the action which
includes up to the hearing of the appeal. Order 6 Rule 2, she said,
provides for a party changing his solicitor upon filing notice of such
change in the Registry and serving a copy of such notice upon the
opposite party, but until such notice is filed and served, the former
solicitor shall be considered the solicitor of the party unless the
court or a Judge shall direct otherwise.
The Justice of Appeal added: "At this juncture. 1 would like to
state that our Order 6 Rules I & 2 are similar in content though
not in wording to the English Order 62 (a) Rule 1. It is to this
"A party to any cause or matter who sues or defends by a
solicitor may change his solicitor without an order for that pur-
pose but. unless and until notice of the change is filed and copies
of the notice are lodged and served in accordance with this rule. the
former solicitor shall, subject to rules 5 and 6, be considered the
solicitor of the party until the final conclusion of the cause or mat-
ter. whether in the High Court or the Court of Appeal".
According to the Justice of Appeal. Counsel agreed that there
is no specific provision in the Court of Appeal Rules requiring a
Notice of Appeal to be signed by at Attorney-at-law who is
authorised, but relied on Order 6 Rule I which binds a solicitor
authorised up to the determination of an appeal.
Mr. Gibson, she said, had contended that the High Court and
Court of Appeal proceedings are separate and distinct, and referred
to Order II Rule 1 (1) of the Court of Appeal Rules which state
that all appeals shall be by way of rehearing and shall be brought
by notice signed by the appellant or his legal representative. He
submitted that the legal representative need not be the lawyer who
represented the appellant in the court below and cited cases in sup-
port of his contention.
After referring to a number of legal authorities, the judge said it
cannot be disputed that a party can change his solicitor or attorney
in our context at any time during the pendency of an action, but
the relevant rules must be complied with, i.e. Order 6 Rule 2 a
notice of change must be filed in the Registry and service effected
on the other parties to the action. If this is not done, the solicitor
or attorney on record continues to be regarded as the solicitor. A
solicitor or attorney who acts for a party without authority does
so at his own peril unless his acts are later ratified by that party.
"This was held to be so in the case of Danish Mercantile Co.
Ltd. -v. Beaumont (1951) 1 AER (All England Reports), 925 where
a solicitor commenced proceedings in the name of a company with-
out its authority, but later, after the company went into liquida-
tion, the liquidator adopted the proceedings on behalf of the com-
pany; it was held that in accordance with the ordinary law of prin-
cipal and agent and the ordinary doctrine of ratification the defect
in the original proceedings was cured.
Finally Justice of Appeal Bernard had said: "There is nothing
on record to indicate that the appellant adopted Mr. Gibson as his
new attorney-at-law. Had he filed an authority subsequent to the
filing of the Notice of Appeal this may have been regarded as a
ratification and may have related the authority back to the filing of
the Notice of Appeal. It would perhaps then have been regarded as
an irregularity rather than a nullity.
"This not having been done, the Notice of Appeal filed is
a nullity as no Notice of Change of attorney-at-law was filed
either before or after the filing of the Notice of Appeals, and
it is now too late for it to be done. In the circumstances, the
apptigatioqn ',s, d, .is ', ,4wr SpnrtteB.:nrg,,i ,'.-i fthe
Stn;,^$^'tv;-v\ ;//', '\.Y/.\

Page VI

Humans living far beyond planet's means WWF

By Ben Blanchard

BEIJING (Reuters) Humans
are stripping nature at an
unprecedented rate and will
need two planets' worth of
natural resources every year
by 2050 on current trends, the
WWF conservation group
said last week.
Populations of many
species, from fish to mammals,
had fallen by about a third from
1970 to 2003 largely because of
human threats such as pollution,
clearing of forests aid
overfishing, the group also said
in a two-yearly report.
"For more than 20 years we
have exceeded the earth's ability
to support a consumptive
lifestyle that is unsustainable
and we cannot afford to
continue down this path,"
WWF Director-General James
Leape said, launching the
WWF's 2006 Living Planet
"If everyone around the
world lived as those in America,
we would need five planets to
support us." Leape. an
American, said in Beijing.
People in the United Arab
Emirates were placing most
stress per capital on the planet
ahead of those in the United
States, Finland and Canada, the
report said.
Australia was also living
well beyond its means.
The average Australian used
6.6 "global" hectares to support
their developed lifestyle,
ranking behind the United States
and Canada, but ahead of the
United Kingdom, Russia, China
and Japan.
"If the rest of the world
led the kind of lifestyles we
do here in Australia, we would
require three-and-a-half
planets to provide the
resources we use and to
absorb the waste," said Greg
Bourne, WWF-Australia
chief executive officer.
Everyone would have to

change lifestyles cutting use of
fossil fuels and improving
management of everything from
faring to fisheries.
"As countries work to
improve the well-being of
their people, they risk
bypassing the goal of
sustainability," said Leape,
speaking in an energy-
efficient building at Beijing's
prestigious Tsinghua
"It is inevitable that this
disconnect will eventually limit
the abilities of poor countries to
develop and rich countries to
maintain their prosperity," he
The report said humans'
"ecological footprint" the
demand people place on the
natural world was 25 per cent
greater than the planet's annual
ability to provide everything
from food to energy and recycle
all human waste in 2003.
In the previous report, the
2001 overshoot was 21 per cent.
"On current projections
humanity, will be using two
planets' worth of natural
resources by 2050 if those
resources have not nmn out by
then," the latest report said.
"People are turning
resources into waste faster than
nature can turn waste back into

"Humanity's footprint has
more than tripled between 1961
and 2003," it said. Consumption
has outpaced a surge in the
world's population, to 6.5
billion from 3 billion in 1960.
U.N. projections show a surge
to 9 billion people around 2050.
It said that the footprint
from use of fossil fuels, whose
heat-trapping emissions are
widely blamed for pushing up
world temperatures, was the
fastest-growing cause of strain.
Leape said China. home to

a fifth of the world's population
and whose economy is
booming, was making the right
move in pledging to reduce its
energy consumption by 20 per
cent over the next five years.
"Much will depend on the
decisions made by China, India
and other rapidly developing
countries," he added.
The WWF report also said
that an index tracking 1,300
vetebrate species birds, fish.
amphibians, reptiles and
mammals showed that
populations had fallen for most
by about 30 per cent because of
factors including a loss of
habitats to farms.
Among species most
under pressure included the
swordfish and the South
African Cape vulture. Those
bucking the trend included
rising populations of the
Javan rhinoceros and the
northern hairy-nosed wombat
in Australia.

FISHERMEN work near drainage pipes flushing sewage from an oil and gas exploration
field into the Porong river in Sidoarjo, east Java October 4, 2006. Humans are stripping
nature at an unprecedented rate and will need two planets' worth of natural resources every
year by 2050 on current trends, the WWF conservation group said on Tuesday. (Sigit


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Get prepared for the local
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Ages: 18 52 Males and Females

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y adnuS Chronicle October 29 2006

PaeVI udyCrnceOtbr2,20

America's hot new

vided with a barrage of gossip 'Star' and 'Celebrity' magazines and
TV shows which pry into and hound down such people's private
or public lives, remote audiences in places like Guyana can simply
get a better change to hear and enjoy their creative style without
doggedly following them around., pretending to look like them, or
hanging around their homes, which is the sort of strange behaviour
many who pursue creative careers in rich places have to suffer even
when they are still supposed to be unknown bodies.
The 'stars' of course react later after they realize the 'fame game'
is really possessive, with fans feeling they own you, and other com-
petitive artists attacking you, and promoters, managers, editors etc.
sometimes wanting their 'pound of flesh' before money is made.
This is one reason why some artists suddenly become scandalous,
angry, reclusive, drug addicts etc., their former talent may even dry
up, or become prescribed by 'agents', and so on.
But many of the new pop messengers are really trying to make
a better world, and prove it by social acts: Britney Spears gives
generously to a Fund for the education of many Afro-American chil-
dren. And by the way. Britney can sing! Once she performed solo
with an orchestra in Monte Carlo. without any of the stage danc-
ers, etc., and it was the proof of a true artist, a diva. The wonder-

Admission to the Community Dental Therapist

Training Programme, Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who are interested in being trained as Community
Dental Therapist at the Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre, 125 Carmichael Street, North Cummingsburg,

The training will commence in November 2006 and will be of fifteen(15) months duration. Only persons
between the ages of seventeen (17) and thirty-five(35) years need apply.

Before admission to the programme persons must be passed as physically fit and will be required to enter
into an agreement to serve the Government of Guyana for a period of not less than three (3) years, after a
successful completion of training.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of five thousand dollars ($5,000,00) per month throughout the
duration of this training.

Entry requirements forthe Community DentalTherapistTraining Programme shall be:-

Two(2) subjects CXC General Proficiency Grades I -III or Basic Grade I

Two(2) subjects GCE '' Level, Grades A, B orC

All Students must meet an English Language requirement. The English Language requirement can be
met by pass at the CXC or GCE examinations as described above.

Priority will be given to Rural/ Hinterland applications which are approved by the Regional Democratic
Councils. ,.,

Persons who are employed within the health system should chann.their applications through their Heads
of Department to the Coordinator, Dental Auxiliary Training Programme, Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre.

All Applications should be addressed to :

The Coordinator,
Dental Auxiliary Training Programme,
Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre,
125 Carmichael Street.,
North Cummingsburg,

Terence Roberts

WHAT is important is not their colour, but
their creative style; whether in singing,
acting, modeling, talking, socializing in
short, simply being themselves. You may hate, envy,
or define the USA because of their Presidents,
governments, their injustice, paranoia, etc. But if
you're on the sidewalk, in a club, store or wherever,
and happen to hear 'Baby, one more time' by Britney
Spears, or J-Lo 'Waiting for tonight' or The Pussy
Cat Dolls' 'Dontcha', or Mary J. Blige's 'Be without
you' or Narls Barkley's 'Crazy... if you cannot
appreciate and respond with favour to such songs,
then you will have little reason to continue reading
this essay.
The audience for such pop culture outside the US and parts of
Europe is important because unlike US and European audiences pro-



formed live. Jessica Simpson.
Ashlee's sister, more mature
ihan many care to admit, and
certainly not an airhead, but
a clever, hip girl who speaks
in a hilarious goofy manner.
represents the pop messen-
Sger with down-to-carth
roots. Her creative value lies
in how she exudes a genu-
ine human warmth: she is
o11 l i ;ild to t lr\ Ilew\\
tllings, like llth rci. rushing l.atin percussion in ler
latest hit song 'A pu1liic al-
This brings us to three of the
most ironic. clever, and daring
Amlericall pop inedia
messengers to emerge recently
0Amii [ii H



ful Hilary Duff, both youthful actress and pop singer is also in-
volved with serious social causes like 'Kids with a cause' and 'USA
Harvest' which pro-
motes agriculture.
She first burst upon
the music scene with
her pack of girl-
friends all dressed in
60's style pop-colour
clothes, singing hits
like 'So Yesterday'
which seems ironic,
since we can't tell if
it's a put down or a
i compliment.
We may wonder
if such new artists
have a tradition; well
p they do, and it's the
Same purely human
appeal found in vin-
tage soul singers like
Jackie Wilson, Wil-
son Pickett, Sam &
Dave, Otis Redding,
o..ARYDR F Carla Thomas,
Aretha Franklin,
Martha Reeves, The
Supremes, Stevie Wonder, James and Bobby Purify, Bobby Moore
etc. Such a classic tradition defines a specific form of American Pop
Culture that is in opposition to the hackneyed versions of America's
bad social reputation.
There is a line between
those who want to con-
tinue such a reputation,
and those who do not.
That is the point all these
hot new pop messengers
are making.
Are 'The Pussy Cat
Dolls' hot or not'? Can
you dig 'Stick with You'
or is that contaminated
by racist stereotypes, or
American conceit? It cer-
tainly isn't because it has
no specific cultural refer-
ence. That is the point
which has human benefit
for the world at large. not
just us who hang out,
party. and dance with the
Dolls' tunes in clubs, but
anyone open enough to
see everyday value in the
songs of some steamy
sensual girls, who do not
'bring us down'.
Sometimes the ur- ASHLEESIMPSON
gent. zesty. hot singer
is not a great live performer. For example, Ashlee Simpson.
but all she has to do is keep making those amazing heartfelt.
uptempo, fiercely frank and honest songs like 'Boyfriend'.
'1 am me', and 'Burning up' in a studio. That is her high point:
zesty. skillful recordings in the tradition of 'Steely
Dan'. one of the greatest studio pop
group who almost never per-

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in Absolute Caribbean

Fashion line-up

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By Shauna Jemmott
SONIA Noel sat in a chair, her
living room transformed into
a fashion factory, scattered
pieces of raw material, beau-
tiful strips of tie-dye cloths
and some uniquely put-to-
gether natural fabric thrown
over furniture.
She was prettily attired in a
halter-back linen dress falling
just above the knees, complete
with earth tones green and
brown tie-dye stripes across,
and a little knot holding it to-
gether a little pass halfway down
her back. It was an absolute
Mariska's design and could eas-
ily be identified with Sonia.
Though her coming lines are
always unpredictable, a hint of
nature and Caribbean culture is
the only sure statement one can
make before the release of a new
line under the Mariska's Design
Her unpredictability, nature
focus and tradition of producing
beautiful, well hung clothes have
no doubt catapulted her into the
limelight in the Caribbean and on
to the stage in Barbados as the
only Guyanese designed selected
for the Absolute Caribbean
Fashion show. The show will
feature six of the Caribbean's
best fashion artists in one classy


The "invitation only" event
will see six of the Caribbean's
chosen premier designers and a
number of supermodels from the
region transforming the Sir
Garfield Sobers Gymnasium into
a stylish showroom during the
patriotic regional event on Octo-
ber 29.
As a featured designer at the
show, her nomination is auto-
matic for the Absolute Carib-
bean Fashion award for the most
outstanding and recognized de-
signer, who has "displayed the
combination of professionalism
and creativity... who has taken
the Caribbean to the interna-
tional market with their out-
standing featured designs."
Noel has been placed among
the Caribbean's leading fashion
artists and is running for the
award with prominent names and
brands like Bill Edwards of Ja-
maica, Trinidad's Gary and
Dianna Hunt of 'Radical De-
signs', Heather Jones of
Trinidad, Simon Foster's
'SimonPeter' label of Barbados,
and Claudia Pegus of Trinidad
and Tobago.
"I feel very privileged to be
selected among the six designers
for the Absolute Caribbean
Fashion show... It has shown
that my hard work is paying off.
My work is being spotted by the
right people," She told the Sun-

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times a day on (CMC and CMCI
reaches a lotl of countlCC.
Throughout Ihe Caribbean. It's so
aman/itlg," she pointed oul.
Absolute Caribbean iais
mentioned the selection criteria
for the featured designers as Ihe
six of they believe have been the
inost dedicated in the industry.
A Iheme ol con0isultlints was so-
licited to research and select
those they believe lo be Ihe most
creative and dedicated of all, and
who have attracted fashion
watchers the world over with
their high quality work.
"We have selected eight of
the Caribbean's best fashion
consultants to execute an exten-
sive research to find our six Car-
ibbean designers. Our consultants
revealed that they have acquired

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MODELS in Sonia Noel designs.

day Chronicle in an interview
She said she is proud of be-
ing in a position to also give
Guyana and Guyanese the rec-
ognition they deserve for their
creativity and hard work.
"It's not just me getting the
publicity and the recognition, but
also my country Guyana. The
show is advertised twenty-five

designers who have exhibited
dedication to the industry and
acquired the calibre of clientele
whose taste craves quality high
end fashion. Also. through con-
tinuous professionalism and cre-
ativity the designers have cap-
tured the attention of the world.
Through these attributes our six
Caribbean designers are
recognized globally," Absolute

Rose, but while a few are shin-
ing internationally, some are ei-
ther having quiet accomplish-
ments or are finding it hard to
get the push they need in order
to showcase their work interna-
tionally to get the recognition
they need.
Noel said even though she
was one of the more recognized
fashion creators at home, her
move to Barbados has proven
to be advantageous, reaping her
greater rewards over the short
time she has been there. She has
established herself there in just
one year, taking the fashion
world in the tourist-filled island
by storm, capturing hearts in
and out of the region.
The way she manipulates
the little beautiful things nature
has blessed the earth with the
heads anil bamboos .and natural
'ibres coupled withi paints on
simple pieces of cloth, tranc-
formling them into beautiful;
pieces of wearable art is nore
than an.azing
Across a chair in her living
roomll, a beaulifui earth-toned
skirt parl of her 'natural' col
IcCllon \\ ,s draped. So ador
able. 1lh. linen skirt is cerlaini.
a piece to keep. The elegail
bias-cut skirt features orange-
bronze fabric painted designs of
miniature Amerindian artefacts
symbolising 'positive inspira-
tion', and is accentuated with
strings of lightly coloured
wooden beads strung in fringe-
like fashion, adding a touch of
Noel character to the classy

(aribbtan staled on its w"ebsite.
Noel said being invited to
Ihie \Ceill sliows proof that her
lalIeni which is gaiing tlle ree-
ognitioll it \\as al\vwas trying to
"My selection was not a
surprise. I believe in whale 1 do
and I know the kind of work I
pul otl, she ci, onll'idenl stated.
her poise conlirminli hlier posi-
live declaration.
Noel's selection has
slalmped her fashion authority in
the Caribbean, identifying
Guyana as a country blessed
with some of the most incred-
ible talents in the Caribbean.
Guyana has also produced other
ingenious designers in the likes
of Derek Moore, Michelle Cole,
Olympia Small, and Trevor

outfit But the skirt is not a loner;
a matching top and pretty hand-
bag are part of the ensemble,
also designed under the Mariska
label. Its sophisticated style and
classic detail is evidence that a
lot of time and attention is paid
to detail and presentation, one of
the things that distinguishes her
Noel pointed out that the
unique outfit is one of the 17
to be showcased at Absolute
Caribbean Fashion. Her
showcase will feature pieces
taken from three of her most

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surprise. I believe in what I do
and I know the kind of work I
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SONIA NOEL flanked by publisher of She Magazine and the Jamaican Minister of Tourism
wearing Noel designs at Caribbean Fashion Week.

fabulous collections: 'ethnic'
wear those culturally in-
spired by Amerindians, Afri-
cans, East Indians and Chi-
nese; a 'natural' collection of
outfits accentuated with beads
and bamboos; and an ex-
tended version of her 'tur-
quoise' collection, inspired by
the Caribbean Sea.
She left last Tuesday to pre-
pare for the show in Barbados,
and will return to stage an 'ex-
clusive' show to give Guyana
more than a glimpse at her com-
plete new collections.
Sonia ahs been doing a lot
of work in the year that she
has left here. She has become

one of the most sought after
designer for fashion shows all
over the Caribbean, and her
line has become popular in
Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis,
St. Vincent, St. Lucia,
Anguilla, St. Thomas, Tortola,
and Bermuda, among other
places in the Caribbean. Her
face and styles have been fea-
tured in Shabeau Magazine
more than twice, and have
graced the covers and pages of
SHE Caribbean, GEM, the
British magazine 'Pride' and
worn by a BET television star
hostess in 'Smoothe', a popu-
lai American fashion and
beauty magazine.
Barbadian maga-
zine 'The Buzz' will
S feature her style and
face in December, while
4 'Caribbean Bride' has
expressed an interest in
featuring her on the
cover in their next is-
Mariska's fash-
ions were showcased
every month for the
past five months at
fashion shows in
S.- various parts of the
tropical region, in-
spiring the release of
collection after col-
election under the
S A-swimsuit collec-

May at the unveiling
Sof Shabeau Magazine's
'Face of Shabeau in
Barbados, while St.
Lucia saw four shows
with the showcase of
,r an extended 'earth
., tone' collection, a col-
lection of 'pure white'
clothing, and one fea-
turing 'resort pieces"
including convertible
Scraps, shorts and hats.
'The St. Vincent
catwalk saw her 'nalu-
ral collection' featuring
earthy tones, and the
release of a colour fu-
,'-.^ sion of carnival gear as
well as her new "black
and white' collection.
SNoel's release of a sea-
inspired Turquoise
' Collection came at a;
Jazz lest in Barbados.
'Feeling Happy in
Blue' fusing music
with her simply irre-
sistible designs in a
classic Caribbean atmo-
.. sphere.
A treasured 'bridal'
collection was later
'launched at a show
dubbed 'A walk down

the aisle' at Collymore Hall, elic-
ited an invite from Caribbean
Bridal for a cover-page lead fea-
ture in their next issue.
Noel has since wasted no
time in launching another mind-
blowing collection labelled 'Eye
catchers', a set which speaks for
itself, in the island she now calls
She said since her relocation
there, she has staged four exclu-
sive shows in the island, and has
received "very good" reviews in
the press as well as from indi-
There, she designed outfits
for the Miss Barbados World
queen, which she displayed at
the Miss World pageant last
month, and the wardrobe for me-
dia personality Belle Holder.
host of the 'Morning Barbados'
television show.
Sonia said although she has
become extremely busy, and one
of the most sought after design-
ers in the Caribbean. she could
not have left Guyana out. Her
return to stage the annual show
was inspired by the unfortunate
who benefit from her annual
charity programme here. She has
long adopted Joshua House and
will again donate most of the
proceeds from the upcoming
show to that home.
"Kids in the whole hold a
special place in my heart." she
said, and added, "It's a good feel-
ing to know that you're
Sonia promises "a big sur-
prise in store for the Carib-
bean" in the near future.


Ino walk in

the park!

SCHAT with the members of the national female hockey team and you'll discover that
Competition in neighboring Venezuela was no walk in the park! They copped second
Place in the Tri-Nations Goodwill tournament behind Brazil.
The rush of a first round win against the hosts, adjusting quickly to a different climate and
Tough refereeing were just a sample of the team's experience in Venezuela.
Squatting comfortably on the floor between the rails and the first bench of the Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) shortly after returning home, team member Chantelle Fernandes said "win-
ning the first game felt good."
S"We didn't expect to win by such a big margin, but the team played really well," she said of
the first game played against Venezuela. The Guyanese trounced their opponents three nil and
created 11 shots against the two by the Venezuelans.
La Toya Fordyce, the team captain added: "It was unexpected after the warm-up". She pointed
Sto breathing problems that came with trying to adjust to a different altitude and climate in a very
Short space of time.
"After prayer and an inspiration speech from our coach Philip Fernandes, we went out and
Surprised ourselves" La Toya said smiling broadly.
S Questioned on what was the immediate response after the first win, descriptive terms flowed
freely from Chantelle and La Toya: "Screaming, exciting, hugging, lots of noise followed by a
quiet prayer of thanksgiving and their team chant."
S The National Ladies team members have dubbed themselves the 'Piranhas' after the feared
fish with razor sharp teeth and powerful jaws and a notorious reputation for devouring large
animals within seconds.
La Toya said that as the tournament progressed, it was an uphill battle, and with each game
Sit was uncomfortable awaiting the results (goals scored helped to determine their place in the
The rain with lightning and thunder halted the game, but when it resumed it brought
its own complications as they had to compete on a wet field. Another factor was that they I
Shad no control over what they described as "tough refereeing".
"That played a part in breaking us down" La Toya noted.
Chantelle quoted her coach Philip Fernandes on the issue: "Hi Girls welcome to Interna-
tional Iock-ey!"
But that was far from the end of trials for our young women: they became live human tar-
gets! Chantelle was a threat, she almost had a hat trick in the first game, but then she got body-
"T'here were dirty plays: we had to deal with it, we all had our slips and slides," LaToya
Chantelle just smiled, then said, "They went out for me, but 1 dealt with it."
When asked who their toughest competitor was, they replied in unison "Brazil".
S Chantelle however felt that for a team in camp since January, the Brazilians should
have done better as compared to the Guyana team which had much less exposure and
just a few weeks of training.
La Toya described them as tough, but they were very friendly off the field. The language
barrier, however, restricted their ability to interact freely.
The team drew inspiration from their coach and regular prayers and devotion. According to
La Toya, their strength was "through prayers and the faith in God."
S The final match was the toughest (against Brazil they lost three nil)... "We fought hard and
Long and lost by a big margin," Chantelle and La Toya related.
For them it was an emotional moment and they all cried.
S "We gave it our best," Chantelle added.
According to the coach, the team has made a lasting impression at the tournament.
Fernandes pointed to invitations already extended by Venezuela and Brazil for the team to
play in friendly matches a sure indication that the competitors like what they saw.
S The coach proudly stated, that based on the team's performance he is sure that it will
have a positive impact on their rating. (Sherlock Wint)
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tied to kidney cancer




The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
through Solomon, Parmesar & Company (SPC) invites applications
from suitably qualified persons to apply for the positions of Capacity
Building Consultants. The consultants will coordinate specific capacity
building activities pertaining to the USAID supported Non-
Governmental Organizations/Faith-based Organizations (NGO-FBO)
partners through the USAID/Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and
Prevention (GHARP) project. The initial period of the consultancies is
not to exceed five (5) months, with possible extensions contingent upon
performance and the availability of funds. The number of payable days
for each activity will be open to negotiation with SPC and GlHARP
I Iuman Resource Consultant for NGOs
'he consultant will assist identified NGOs to strengthen all aspects of
i'eir Human Resources policies and practices and to ensure that policies
,ind procedures are in place and understood by all relevant personnel.
The consultant will identify a list of priority issues and develop and
implement an action plan for each NGO in collaboration with the NGO
management and the GHARP project.

Minimum Recruitment Standards

Masters Degree ii Management, Public Administration or Public
Management and ,or seven years experience in human resource
management/administration. Experience must reflect the knowledge,
skills and abilities listed above.
Organizational Development Consultant for NGOs
The consultant will assist identified NGOs to improve their internal
management and administrative systems and practices. The consultant
will identify a list of priority issues and develop and implement an action
plan for each NGO in collaboration with the NGO management and the
GHARP project.
Minimum Recruitment Standards
Masters Degree in Management, Public Administration or Public
Management and or seven years experience in human resource
management/administration. Experience must reflect the knowledge,
skills and abilities listed above.
NGO Governance Consultant
The consultant must ensure that each identified NGO has the governance
structure appropriate to meet its objectives and that the governance
function is clearly understood and operationalized. The consultant will
identify a list of priority issues and develop and implement an action plan
for each NGO in collaboration with the NGO management and the
GHARP project.
Minimum Recruitment Standards
Bachelor of Law or relevant Management Degree with seven (7) years
experience in issue related to NGOs in Guyana.
Copies of Scope of Work can be uplifted from the address below.
Please send applications to the Partners, Solomon, Parmesar and Co.,
Chartered Accountants/Management Consultants, 78 Church and
Carmichael Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than Friday,
November 3, 2006 at 16:30 hrs.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) A diet high in refined cereals, and bread in particular, is associ-
ated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the main type of kidney cancer,
according to a study in Italy.
Diet and nutrition are thought to play a role in the development of RCC, but the effect of specific
food groups on the risk of this malignancy is controversial, explain Dr. Francesca Bravi and colleagues
in the International Journal of Cancer.
Bravi, from Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" in Milan, and associates elsewhere
in Italy, used food frequency questionnaires to compare the diets of 767 patients with RCC in the two
years prior to diagnosis to those of 1534 'controls' who were admitted to the same hospitals for acute,
non-cancer disorders.
Comparing the highest with the lowest intakes, consumption of bread increased the risk of RCC
by 94 per cent, pasta and rice by 29 per cent, and milk and yogurt by 27 per cent.
Conversely, high intake of poultry, processed meat, and vegetables appeared to reduce the risk by
26 per cent, 36 per cent, and 35 per cent, respectively.
"To our knowledge, no other study investigated the role of cereals on RCC," the research-
ers state. Their findings confirm that "moderate cereal and high vegetables consumption may
have a favorable effect on this (cancer)."

A MAN places loaves of bread onto a counter-top display inside a bakery in the Garden
District of New Orleans, Louisiana on October 9, 2005. A diet high in refined cereals, and
bread in particular, is associated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the
main type of kidney cancer, according to a study in Italy. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)


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, Georgetown", 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 sold "as is" and the successful bidder will
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 Commission, Upper Brickdam,
Georgetown, between the hours of 8:00 and 12:00 and 13:00 and
16:30, Mondays to Fridays.

The Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any tender
without assigning any reason.

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

Not Operational
Not Operational

William Woolford
Commissioner (Ag.)

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- 1922

by Petamber Persaud
IN 1887, William Henry Hudson travelled to British Guiana
from London to take up an appointment in a public office. Dur-
ing that stint, he was a daily visitor to a 'familiar' house in
Main Street, Georgetown, the residence of a 'Mr. Abel' whose
full name was Abel Guevez de Argensola.
Abel, poet and naturalist, was a fugitive from Venezuela who
refused to return home despite news of a windfall fortune awaiting
him in Caracas. He stayed in Guyana, becoming a favourite of
Georgetown society, a man held in high esteem and 'even affec-
tion'. The two men were attracted to each other chiefly because of
a mutual 'love of poetry' even though one was 'suckled' on the
literature of Spain and the other English Literature.
There were other areas of interest shared by the two men and
they would 'tired the sun with talking'. It was during those bouts
of talking, Hudson was gifted the story of 'GREEN MANSIONS',
the story of Abel's flight from his homeland and his romance with
a spectre girl/creature called Rima in the virgin jungle of South
Hudson promised to publish the whole truth of Abel's story in
order to dispel 'much conjectural matter... printed week by week
in the local press.'
That amazing story was only given life in fictional form be-
cause Hudson was already a published author and who was already

W |WI L ..l
A girl explores a huge model of the brain at a Shanghai museum
August 27, 2003. A family of viruses that cause a range of ills
from the common cold to polio may be able to infect the brain
and cause steady damage, a team at the Mayo Clinic in
Minnesota reported on Monday. (Claro Cortes IV/Reuters)

Virus may affect

memory decades

later, study finds
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Forget where you left your glasses?
Did those keys go missing again? Now you do not have to
blame your spouse a virus may be to blame.
A family of viruses that cause a range of ills from the common
cold to polio may be able to infect the brain and cause steady dam-
age, a team at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota reported last week.
"Our study suggests that virus-induced memory loss could ac-
cumulate over the lifetime of an individual and eventually lead to
clinical cognitive memory deficits," said Charles IHowe, who re-
ported the findings in the journal Neurobiology of disease .
The viruses are called picornaviruses and infect more than one
billion people worldwide each year. They include the virus 11hat
causes polio, as well as colds and diarrhea. People contract two or
three such infections a year on average.
."We think picornavirus family members cross into the brain
and cause a variety of brain injuries. Ior example. the polio virus
can cause paralysis," Howe said.
S "It can injure the spinal cord and different parts of the brain
IPIm~~rrmscvirus vie

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a respected naturalist and ornithologist at a time when those sub-
jects were treated with scant regard. By the time that story of Abel
was made public, Hudson had already published some thirteen
books including 'The Purple Land' (1885), 'Argentine Ornithology'
(1888), 'Fan-The Story of a Young Girl's Life' (1892), 'British
Birds' (1895), 'Hampshire Days' (1903), and a collection of sto-
ries, 'El Ombu' (1902).
'GREEN MANSIONS', the novel, was published in 1904. It
falls within that honour roll of first novels on Guyana. 'GREEN
MANSIONS' was the first novel in our literary heritage to be made
into a movie. That movie of the same name of the book was re-
leased in 1959, starring Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J.
Cobb, and Henry Silva, and it was directed by Mel Ferrer. In the
1970s, DC Comics adopted the story in a series, 'Rima, the jungle
Writer, naturalist, ornithologist, William Henry Hudson was
born on August 4, 1841, in the province of Quilmes, Buenos Aires,
Argentina. His father, Daniel, was born in Massachusetts and his
mother, Caroline Augustus Kimble, was a native of Maine. When
tuberculosis threatened Daniel Hudson, the man and wife moved
from New England to the 'more salutary climate of Argentina'.
At age 16, the younger Hudson was struck down by typhus
and rheumatic fever. For the rest of his life. he was bothered by
bouts of illness which constrained him to read voraciously and ex-
plore his exotic natural surroundings, becoming intimate with na-
ture, a balm to his spirit. However, he eventually was able to go
horseback riding, collecting specimens from other areas including
Brazil, Uruguay and Patagonia. One of the books to influence
Hudson in his formative years was Charles Darwin's 'ORIGIN OF
SPECIES' which was conceived in an area not far from the Hudson's

home and in a time not long be-
In 1874, his parents, who
were struggling to make ends meet,
died and Hudson later migrated to
a Victorian England. Here Hudson
seemed plagued by years of pov- *
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Wingrave, a former concert and
opera singer, did not help his fortune. It was during such long 'years
of penury' that Hudson started his writing career. Two of his early
and more popular books, "THE PURPLE LAND' and 'ARGEN-
TINA ORNITHOLOGY' brought him little attention and very little
'GREEN MANSIONS' was the bright spot of his career for it
eventually became a financial success.
Hudson was a founder-member of the Royal Society for the
Protection of Birds. In the literature of Argentina to which he added
more than ten books, William Henry Hudson is the Guillermo
Enrique Hudson and several public places and institutions are named
after him.
Hudson died in London on August 18, 20060 a few weeks into
his eight-first year. leaving behind a legacy of romance with nature.
GREEN MANSIONS by W. H. Hudson, Airmont Pub-
lishing Company, 1965
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or

AImnrssion to t6e )enta/f'tener Wgentex)T'raininq f rioma] Programme, CNedd 9ayan entafCentre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who are interested in being trained as Dental
Extender(Dentex) (Diploma) at the Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre, 125 Carmichael Street, North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

The training will commence in November 2006 and will be of three (3) years duration. Only persons
between the ages of sixteen (16) and thirty-five(35) years need apply.

Before admission to the programme persons must be passed physically fit and will be required to enter into
an agreement to serve the Government of Guyana for a period of not less than five (5) years, after successful
completion of training.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per month throughout the
duration of this training.

Entry requirements for the Dental Extender (Dentex) Training (Diploma) Programme are:-

Four (4) subjects CXC General Proficiency Grades I -III or Basic Grade I


Four (4) subjects GCE 'O' Level, Grades A, B or C


Successful completion of the Dental Extender(Dentex) Training Programme in addition to three (3) years
post-qualification experience.

All successful applicants must possess a pass in English Language, Mathematics and one (1) of the following
Science subjects, that is, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Integrated Science.

Priority will be given to applications which are approved by the Regional Democratic Councils.

Persons who are employed within the health system should channel their applications through their Heads of
Department to the Coordinator, Dental Auxiliary Training Programme, Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre.

All Applications should be addressed to:-

The Coordinator,
Dental Auxiliary Training Programme,
Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre,
125 Carmichael Street.,
North Cummingsburg,

Sunday Chronicle October 29, 2006


Hello Readers,

On October 24, 2006, United
Nations (UN) celebrated
United Nations day. You may
already be wondering what
the United Nations has to do
with the environment. We
will learn that the UN
represents a sincere
humanitarian initiative that

2006 (Part 1)

attempts to provide a global
framework for us to learn to
co-exist with each other: The
UN is a living organisation,
where various agents of
change continue to enhance
efforts to minimize inequality
and poverty while advancing
the need for good governance,
accountability and
recognition of human rights

values. These are some of the
basic ingredients that will
help us attain a more
sustainable world. This
week, we will have a closer
look at what UN Day is all
about, a brief look at the
history and operations of UN
and end with the General
Secretary's Message for UN
week observance.

Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Republic of Guyana
The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis
Supply and Delivery of Pharmaceuticals
National Initiative to Accelerate Access to Prevention, treatment,
Care and Support for Persons Affected by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
1. The Republic of Guyana has received a Grant from the Global Fund toward the
cost of the National Initiative to Accelerate Access to Prevention, Treatment,
Care and Support for Persons Affected by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis and it
intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the contract
for the Supply and Delivery of the following pharmaceuticals:
i. Supply and Delivery of Opportunistic Infections and Sexually Transmitted
Infections Drugs NCB No: GF/GO/06/NCB/071
li. Supply and Delivery of Reagents, Consumables and Test Kits NCB No:
iii. Supply and Delivery of Reagents for Tuberculosis NCB No:
2. The Health Sector Development Unit, of the Ministry of Health now invites sealed
bids from eligible bidders for the Supply and Delivery of the above mentioned
3. Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding
procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD
Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries
as defined in the Guidelines.
5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The Health Sector
Development Unit and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given
Attention: Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound
East Street
Guyana, South America
From: 8.30am local time to 3.30pm local time.
Telephone No.: 592-226-6222 592-226-24251 592-225-4370
Fax No.: 592-225-6559
Email: prakash sookdeo(
6. 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 nonrefundable fee seventy five United States dollars (US$75) or fifteen thousand
Guyana dollars (GY$15,000). The method of payment will be in local currency by
company cheque or in foreign currency by cheque drawn on a local corresponding bank.
The document may be uplifted at the above address attime of payment, or sent by emall.
.7. .,;. Bids must be deli'Vere4.Ain, a sealed enyelQpeto the address below at or before
Noverfib'r 21,2006 at oacMrtitne. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of
twoQ'.int (2%) of the Id"'rice.. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be open in the
prespi eof the biddets"'repres&ntitives who choose to attend atthe address below at
9 amiocal time on November 21,,'2006.
The Chairman
National Procuremehtand TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance (North Western building)
Urquhart Street
Guyana SouthAmerica
.t . . . . .

The name 'United Na-
tions' was devised by United
States President Franklin D.
Roosevelt and was first used in
the 'Declaration by United Na-
tions' of January 1. 1942. dur-
ing the Second World War. when
representatives of 26 nations
pledged their governments to
continue fighting together
against the Axis Powers.
The representatives of 50
countries at the United Nations
Conference drew up the United
Nations Charter on International
Organization, which met at San
Francisco from April 25 to June
26. 1945.
The United Nations officially
came into existence on October 24.
1945, when the Charter had been
ratified by China. France. The So-
viet Union, the United Kingdom.
United States and by a majority of
other signatories. These individu-
als were "detennined to set up an
organisation which would preserve
peace, advance justice, and consti-
tute a pennanent structure for in-
ternational cooperation." How can
you help with this global task?

To give a precise definition.

United Nations

it is the birthday of the United
Nations. In 1971, the United
Nations General assembly
adopted a resolution recom-
mending that the day be ob-
served by Member States.
This day is devoted to shar-
ing information to the public on
the aims and achievements of
the United Nations, and to gain
crucial support for the work of
the United Nations. An entire
week-United Nations Week is
set aside in October to set up
information centers, where lit-
erature on the work of the
United Nations may be ob-

Message for UN
week Observance,
2006 from UN
For the tenth and last time
as Secretary-General, I offer
friends and colleagues around
the world my best wishes on
United Nations Day. I have
spent almost my whole profes-
sional life working for the
United Nations so this day,
and the values that it stands for.
will always be special for me.
Over the past 10 years, we
have made some big steps for-
ward in our common struggle for
development, security and hu-
man rights.
Aid and debt relief
have increased, making the
world economy somewhat
At last, the world is
scaling up its response to HIV/
There are fewer wars
between States than there used
to be; and many civil wars have
More Governments
are elected by. and accountable
to. the people whom they gov-


at the Bureau of Statistics
Applicants from the areas close to the Cheddi Jagan International
Airport, Timehri, are invited to apply for work as enumerators.
Applicants are required to possess a minimum of five subjects at
the CXC (or GCE 'O' Level) examinations with Mathematics and
English being compulsory, and with no less than a Grade 3 pass in
each subject. Considerations would be given to other equivalent
Applications must readi. the Bureau of Statistics on or before
November 3, 2006, to be accompanied by two current references
and be addressed to:

Chief Statistician
Bureau of Statistics
Avenue of the Republic and Brickdam

S.Attention:Head, Surveys.D.epartnmet..t

Page XIV

And all States have
acknowledged, at least in words,
their responsibility to protect
people from genocide, war
crimes, ethnic cleansing and
crimes against-humanity.
But, there is so much that
still needs doing:
The gap between rich
and poor continues to grow.
S Very few countries
are on track to reach all eight of
the Millennium Development
Goals by 2015.
Many people still
face atrocities, repression and
brutal conflicts.
The nuclear non-pro-
liferation regime requires urgent
Terrorism, and the re-
action to it, are spreading fear
and suspicion.
It seems we don't even agree
which threats are most impor-
tant. Those who live in small
islands may see global warming
as the biggest danger. Those
who live in a city that has suf-
fered terrorist attacks like New
York, or Mumbai, or Istanbul -
may feel that confronting terror-
ism is more urgent. Others,
again, may cite poverty, disease,
or genocide.
The truth is these are all
global threats. All of us should
be concerned about all of them.
Otherwise, we may not succeed
in dealing with any of them.
At this time of all times,
we cannot afford to be
divided. I know that you, the

Please see page XV


- IM ,R[M United Nations

By Arjun Kohli
NAIROBI (Reuters) A man
:breaks into a cold sweat He
>falls to the ground then
comes up to kneel. He sways
' with his hands clasped, his
eyes shut and his lips quiver-
The fervour of African
drum beats dies down. The pas-
tor gives the man a chance to
speak. Still sweating, still shak-
ing, but calm and soft-spoken,
the "possessed" man stands and
shares his revealed prophecy
with the congregation.
"There is a problem with
the dioceses. Many problems
must be clarified. There will be
a power struggle," he says.
Some 60 people in the Holy
Ghost Church in east Africa's
largest slum, Kibera, nod, stand
up and start to clap.
The tiny church is one of
Kenya's myriad of denomina-
Stions that mushroomed after in-
dependence in 1963, and are still
growing at a dizzying rate.
"Our following began when
Alfayo Odongo left the Angli-
can Church in Ruwe,
Lukukenya. He had been having
visions. He was possessed by

the Holy Sprit," said Daniel
Ochieng, standing outside the
Holy Ghost Church.
"He believed that people
should be given more free-
dom to experience the Holy
Spirit and be guided by it.
When he formed his own
church many people began to
follow him."
Such a message has reso-
nance with many Kenyans, who
see the Western churches as' a
symbol of British colonial rule.
The runaway development
of home-grown Christianity is a
movement to break away from
that legacy or to incorporate
more African experiences into
religion, experts say.
Shafts of light permeate
through tiny holes in the dilapi-
dated church in Kibera. In a
cool, clean enclave, cuttings
from evergreen trees are hung for
Nearby, between two
churches, there is a poster on a
street lamp advertising a rally:
"Attend this revival and feel the
Other signs read "Githembe
for Jesus, come and get your
miracle now," and "Redeemed
Gospel Church, affecting souls

for eternity."
Counting the number of lo-
cal churches some jokingly re-
ferred to as "salvation shops"
for their locations in small
shopping centers is a daunt-
ing task.
"I don't know if anyone
knows how many denomina-
tions exist. Just by the rail-
way line here there is a new
group that follows a Nigerian
leader whose focus is on gain-
ing material prosperity
through worship and Christ,"
said James Kombo, a theol-
ogy lecturer at. Nairobi's
Daystar University.
The Organisation of African
Instituted Churches (OAIC), an
umbrella group of independent
denominations, says 20 per cent
of Kenya's 35 million people
belong to independent churches.
"We have approximately
120 denominations registered
with us. Each has their own
history, unique beliefs and
practices. There are problems
with these divisions. There is
a tendency toward cultism.
This is why the OAIC
formed," Reverend Father
Michael Ng'ong'a, director of
the OAIC, said.


From page XIII
studied, it did the same thing and also injured parts of the brain responsible for memory."
The Mayo Clinic infected mice with a virus called Theiler's marine encephalomyelitis virus, which
is similar to human poliovirus.
Infected mice later had difficulty learning to navigate a maze. Some were barely affected, while
others were completely unable to manage, and when the mice were killed and their brains examined, a
correlating amount of damage was seen in the hippocampus region, related to learning and memory.
One virus particularly likely to cause brain damage is enterovirus 71, which is common in Asia. the
researchers said. It can cross over into the brain and cause encephalitis, a brain inflammation that can
lead to coma and death.
"Our findings suggest that picoravirus infections throughout the lifetime of an individual may
chip away at the cognitive reserve, increasing the likelihood of detectable cognitive impairment as the
individual ages," the researchers wrote in their report.
"We hypothesis that mild memory and cognitive impairments of unknown etiology may. in fact,
be due to accumulative loss of hippocampus function caused by repeated infection with common and
widespread neurovirulent picornaviruses."
Other viruses are known to kill brain cells, including the herpes virus and human immu-
nodeficiency virus or HIV.

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
positions outlined below:

Drivers (2)

Between the ages of 25 and 45 yrs
Must have a valid Driver's Licence
Must have a sound educational background

Details of duties for this position could be obtained from, and
applications should be submitted in clearly marked envelopes
addressed to:

Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown

Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, November 3,
2006 at 3:30 p.m. Only short-listed applicants will be

Day 2006

SFrom page XIV

peoples of the world, understand this. Thank you for all the support and encouragement you
have given me, throughout these 10 difficult but exciting years.
Please urge your leaders to work with my successor, and make the United Nations ever stronger
and more effective. Long live our planet, and its peoples. Long live the United Nations! http:l/
Last week was designated United Nations Week. Please remember that the success of the
United Nations in building world peace depends on all of us. Peace depends on our abilities to
think critically, to create a safe space for understanding and dialogue, and to provide uncondi-
tional support. Learn how the UN works, and what it is trying to achieve. Help the United
Nations help all of us to a peaceful future. Join us again next week as we continue to explore
the UN and its efforts in promoting sustainable development.

You can share your ideas with other readers by sending your letters to: 'Our
Environment', C/o EIT Division, Environmental Protection Agency, lAST Building, Turkeyen,
UG Campus, GREATER GEORGETOWN. Or email us at with
questions and comments.

Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

1. The Ministry of Health now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders forthe following projects:
A. Renovation of the Cheddi Jagan Dental Centre Building, Carmicheal
Street, Georgetown.
B. Proposed Extension to Regional Health Admin Building, New
Amsterdam, Berbice.
C. Rehabilitation of the Doctor's Residence at Mabarum, Region
D. The Rehabilitation of Main Entrance Road and Footpath,
National Psychiatric Hospital, Fort Canje, Berbice.
E. Specific Rehabilitation Works to Male Chalets & Female Wards
of the National Psychiatric Hospital, Fort Canje, Berbice.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all
bidders, subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) of this
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of
Health; Administration Department and inspect the Bidding Documents
at the address given below from 09:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs to
16:00 hrs.
4. Qualifications requirements include valid certificates of Compliance from
NIS and GRA should be submitted for companies registered in Guyana.
Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on the submission of a written/oral Application to the
address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee of Six Thousand
Dollars ($6,000.00). The method ofpaymentwill be Cash.
6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in
any way identify the Tenderer. On the top left hand corner of the
envelope, the Project tendered for must be clearly written. Also, the
top right hand corner should read "DO NOT OPEN BEFORE" the bid
submission date.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before October31, 2006
at 09:00 hrs. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be
rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at
09:00 hrs on October31, 2006.

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

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

For Bid Submission and Bid opening
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration (North Western
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana ,

Virus may affect memory

Sunday Chronicle October 29, 2006

Page XV

PaeXI Suda Choncl Octobe 29, 2006 ~-1I~--Y-I ~ -Y

Sentences: Questions 1-9
1. Which group of words is not a sentence?
a) Come here!
b) Giving your best.
c) Puppetry is still popular.
d) Some people like dogs.

2. Pick out the sentence that is interrogative.
a) I like that.
b) What is your name?
c) Look out!
d) Tell me quickly.

3. Pick out the simple subject in the sentence.
Puppy lovers agree to have a canine exhibition.
a) lovers; b) agree;
c) puppy; d) exhibition

4. Pick out the simple predicate in the sentence:
John and Beth skipped and jumped all day long.
a) John and Beth;
b) skipped and jumped;
c) all day long;
d) Beth skipped

5. Pick out the word that joins the two simple
Daisy and Cromwell are here because their fa-
ther is ill.
a) and; b) are;
c) because; d) ill

6. The following paragraph is mixed up. Can you
tell which is the opening sentence?
Mother showed me how to brush her. I think that
taking care of a puppy is easy and enjoyable. I
learned how to take care of my puppy. Mother
showed me how to feed her. Mother said that I
should play with her.
a) Mother showed me how to brush her.
b) I think that taking care of a puppy is easy and
c) I learned how to take care of my puppy.
d) Mother said that I should play with her.

7. Look again at the mixed up paragraph above
and pick out the closing sentence.
a) Mother showed me how to brush her.
b) I think that taking care of a puppy is easy and
c) I learned how to take care of my puppy.
d) Mother said that I should play with her.

8. Read the two sentences, and then choose
which words tell about time order.
Kite flying began long ago. For thousands of
years people have sent kites soaring into the sky.
a) long ago; into the sky.
b) long ago; thousands of years;
c) thousands of years; into the sky;
d) kite flying; have sent kites.
9. Which sentence below tells that the "I" nar-
rator is telling the story?
a) Pinky loved the black and yellow butterflies

in her garden.
b) He was the centre of attention at the muscle
body show.
c) I felt the joy of seeing my mother in a new
d) Jerry told Jenny how to make brown fudge.

Grammar: Questions 10-13.
10. Name the nouns in the sentences.
The beetles flew into the open window.
a) beetles; flew;
b) flew; into;
c) open; window;
d) beetles; window

11. Tell the word that is a verb in the sentence.
A stitch in time saves nine.
a) stitch: b) time:
c) saves: d) nine

12. Choose the pair of pronouns:
a) glass; mass:
b) many: people;
c) some; anybody :
d) he: Hendy

13. Which sets of words show possession?

i) my; Shirley's; mine:
i) me; Sandy's ; mint;
iii) Shirley's, ours, hers;
iv) Sandy; me, her
a) i) and iv); b) ii) and iii);
c) iii) and iv); d) i) and iii)

The sentences in the two stories below have been
numbered. Use time-order words to discover how
each story developed.

1) Then he dipped the brush into the whitewash
2) First, he washed off all the dirt.
3) John decided to paint the plant pots a new
4) Soon they looked brand new.
5) Finally they packed their entire foodstuff.
6) Then they rolled their clothing into neat cheese
roll shapes.
7) First Sandra checked to make sure the hav-
ersacks were dry and clean.
8) It was time to prepare for the long cross-coun-
try trip.

First Passage
The Spotted Flycatcher
The spotted flycatcher seems to live entirely on
insects that it catches in the air. It chooses as a
perch a dead branch or a bare rail, from which it
can have a clear view and flight. With the spotted
fly-catcher each insect is the object of a separate
flight and chase. Other birds, chaffinches for ex-
ample, may be seen to do the same thing with some
particularly attractive insect, such as Mayfly; but
they are not so expert, and with them the practice

is an exception and not a habit.
The spotted flycatcher's plumage is dull, and the
male and female are alike. When the young are
fledged, they are much in evidence, perched on some
convenient place, such as the garden fence, waiting
to be fed by the old birds. The young of a pair that
nested in creepers by the garden door at Fallowfield
appeared in a row'on the lawn-tennis net in the morn-
ing when they left the nest.

1. Has the spotted fly-catcher bright plumage?
2. Which bird makes a separate flight like the fly-
catcher to catch a fly?
3. Which is the cleverer at fly-catching, the
chaffinch or the spotted flycatcher?
4. Does the spotted flycatcher appear to live on
anything else besides insects?
5. Is the spotted flycatcher a shy bird?
6. How do you know when a young flycatcher
is fledged?
7. Write a letter to a friend telling him/her about
the characteristics of the flycatcher.
Another Passage
The Fisher
The fisher is a sort of weasel. He gained his
name by stealing and not by fishing. The fur-trap-
pers of the cold North sometimes use frozen fish
with which to bait their traps. When the fisher smells
the bait, he drops a stick or a stone on the trap. Up
go the steel jaws, and the trap is useless. Then the
cunning animal eats the fish: that is why he is called
the fisher.

1) Who eats the fish?

2) Does the fisher fish?

3) What does the fur-trapper of the northern
country put in his trap?

4) Is the fisher caught in the trap?

5) What is caught in the trap instead of the

Composition Writing
Here is a picture. Study it, and then write a com-
position inspired by it in about 120-150 words. Look
over your work if you attempted it last week. If you
still have to do it, then study the picture again be-
fore vou begin to write.

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America's hot ... FrompageVVI
Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan. Paris Hilton is perhaps the most coy.
confident, congenial and brave, stunningly beautiful young (25 years) America woman to appear
in the shocked public's eyes in decades. Ms Hilton's various hilarious human points are either
dismissed, or ignored by media commentators, who cannot
seem to get over her social status, and cannot believe that
a 'spoilt' rich girl can actually have values other than
her money. Ms. Hilton tries to probe her talent in music,
acting, writing, modeling, etc., and she does modeling
and writing probably her best bets (especially if she 4
writes the way she behaves) Her genius hides in her '
surface style, and her coy reticence, which she knows
you're not comprehending, and she couldn't care less to
explain in detail, since all you see is the fact that she's
wearing no underwear when she lifts her dress in public,
or steps out a car, or her steamy x-rated video, or when
she is pulled over for driving tipsy. But it is how she looks,
smiles, walks, talks, that's hot, her favourite no-comment /
apparently, and it is these lovely conceptual art-
performances in public that phrases her message as: 'Am
I making the world, or your life better or worse?'
Richie, .
Paris' ex-pal
or whatever
(who can
keep up .

real or an-
other joke
on the me-
dia) is al- LINDSAY LOHAN
Most the

witted intelli-
woma na
singer Lionel
Richie's de- RS
lightful hu-
man gift to
Lindsay a/p
Lohan is
Eta something R
PARISHILTON else, both
I humour and
brash physi-
cal, ordinary civilian behaviour, defines her smart creative style.
She is the upbeat bohemian girl whose film roles dig into many
attitudes of today's generation, her acting in films like 'Mean
girls', 'Freaky Friday', and 'Just my luck', make her someone
to reckon with.
Needless to say, these girls have no qualms about
socializing quite closely with non-white males they appre-
ciate, people like Sean Combs, Usher, and the very intel-
ligent Nick Cannon, Justin Timberlake, and others who NICOLE RICHIE
hold sumptuous parties, produce recordings, and promote
this hot new pop message, which not only encourages pleasure around the world, but employs
a large number of people, young and old.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for training as
Mariners in the Transport and Harbours Department.

Entry Requirements

At least a Degree in Nautical Studies, Arts, Social Science, Natural Science or

Candidates should be between the ages of eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years
and will be required to undergo a period of training with the view of absorption in
the Marine Section as a Mariner.

Candidates will be required to qualify themselves during the period of training
and to sign a Contract to work with the Department after the completion of their

Applications must be addressed to:

General Manager
Transport& Harbours Department
Battery Road
Kingston, Georgetown

Applications must reach not later than 15:00 hrs on November 10, 2006.
Consideration will not be given to late applications.

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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 the
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
SIMAP Agency

L Oops! Spears names

Baby Jayden, not Sutton
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Britney Spears has named her second baby son Jayden James
and that, finally, is official.
The September 12 birth certificate, filed with Los Angeles officials this week, was the
Latest twist in the rumour and secrecy that marked the arrival of the once publicity-hungry I
pop star's second baby.
Not only was the birth at a Los Angeles hospital never officially announced by Spears or
Sher husband Kevin Federline, but :sources close to the couple led the world's media to believe
that the boy had been named Sutton Pierce.
For weeks beforehand, the tabloid media was sure the former teen pop sensation was ex-
pecting a girl. Celebrity magazines had Spears stocking up on pink baby clothes and reported
she planned to name the child Jamilyn after her younger sister Jamie and her mother Lynne.
But the official birth certificate records that Jayden James Federline was born September
12 at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Jayden, who at six weeks has yet to make his
public picture debut, was born two days before the first birthday of Spears' first son, Sean
Spears, who put her phenomenal recording career on hold after marrying Federline
in September 2004, announced her second pregnancy on a late night TV chat show and
Sposed nude for Harper's Bazaar when she was six months pregnant
L----- ---------------------- J



Sunday hronicle Octooer 2 06


SSol Guyana Inc. requires a

to service and supply Retailers of LPG 9kg (201bs)
cylinders for the following areas;
Lower & Upper East Coast Demerara, West Coast Berbice.
Persons applying must be service oriented
and have sales experience.
Interested persons must be familiar with the areas
indicated and its environs and must possess
adequate and suitable vehicles and equipment to
effectively and efficiently service
our customers in these areas.
Closing date for submission is Nov 10, 2006
and must be addressed to:
LPG Distributor / Reseller
Sol Guyana Inc.
Lot BB Rome (Agricola)
Greater Georgetown, Guyana.

For Sale by Tender

Tenders are invited for the purchase of discarded typewriters.

Tender must be submitted to the:

Assistant General manager-
National insurance Scheme,
6 Camp and Bent Streets,

not later than November 9th, 2006. The top left hand comer of
the envelope must be clearly marked "Tender for Discarded Typewriters"

These typewriters can be inspected at the National Insurance Scheme,
Camp & Bent Streets, Georgetown.

The National Insurance Scheme reserves the right to reject the highest

or any tender without explanation.

By Order of Management

Ministry of Health, Materials Management Unit
PROJECT NO. MoH 15/2006
Please be advised that the revised/ extended closing date for the
Supply and Delivery of the below is now November 14, 2006 at
09.00h at the National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration (NPTA), Ministry of Finance INSTEAD of October
31, 2006.

Project No. Project Names (Description)
MoH 15/2006 LotA Medical Equipment
(List given Below)
(Includes Hematology Coulter Counter The CoulterAcT 5diff CP
(Cap Pierce), Freezer-400 C Blood Bank Refrigerator (500 units'
capacity), Blood Bank Refrigerator (300 units' capacity), Blood
Bag Refrigerated Centrifuge ,Plasma Thawing bath, Large
Autoclave, Orbital Rotator, Vertical Rotator, Microplate Reader,
Microplate washer, Incinerator, Blood Collecting Mixing
Machine, Serofuge 11 Centrifuge,, Blood Donor Lounges,)

All other requirements remain the same.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health




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ARIES -- Watch out your mind might be wandering all over the place when
you're starting your day. Therefore, try to schedule all your errands later in
the afternoon when you'll be able to concentrate and multi-task like a profes-
sional. If you can make this a 'strictly business' kind of day, you will be able
to leverage this laser-sharp focus and move some major mountains. So save
the goofing off for another day. Right now, you should be taking meetings,
and doing thorough research.
TAURUS -- Your increased exposure in the public eye will enable you to take
a break from the internal dialogue that's been bouncing around in your head
for the past few days. Now you can turn off the heavy thinking part of your
brain and spend some time skipping through the trivial, the shallow and the
downright silly. Turn toward the external world with your arms wide open. If
you can, go someplace where you can be smack dab in the middle of the
action. Immerse yourself in the crowd.
GEMINI -- Your lifestyle could be due for some more restraint right now ...
both the time and the money you have been spending so freely are in danger
of running out, so you the time has arrived for some strict conservation. You
can make a really fun game out of this situation, though challenge yourself
to see how little money you can spend in a day and how quickly you can run
through your errands. You just may surprise yourself.
CANCER -- If you feel like you're in the thick of things, you're right. The
good news is you are the calm eye of the storm, the place where everything
is quiet and serene. Soon you'll be forced to seek refuge from the tumult around
you. Resist the urge to fight back or brave the harsh elements. You need to
live by the motto of 'safety first' if you want to get through the action with-
out any stress.
LEO -- This is it the chance you have been waiting for! Don't you recognize
it? What you don't? Okay, then, in order to see what you need to see, you
have to open you eyes ... this means breaking out of your current routine
and looking at life through fresh eyes. Turn your world upside-down by imag-
ining what your life would be like if you were born a hundred years ago or a
hundred years from now! Suddenly, you will understand the opportunity that
is right in your midst.
VIRGO -- You not only have all the energy you will need to get something
good started today, you'll have enough vigour to finish everything up! Like
the competent organiser you are, you've done the footwork. Now focus on
the follow-through. This won't take much time, so be prepared with an alter-
native to spend the extra time you'll have in your day. Why not visit an old
friend or relative who would love to hear all the details of your latest adven-
LIBRA -- Today, get ready for some emotional whiplash all that slow progress
you've been struggling toward will suddenly break through a boundary and
speed ahead like a bullet. Hang on while this momentum takes you to some
amazing places by the late afternoon. It's as if a clog in your mental pipes has
finally been removed, and your ideas will start running through quickly and
efficiently. Enjoythe freedom of being able to act almost as quickly as you
SCORPIO -- Today the truth will become too obvious to ignore and you
might see that the truth is calling for you to make a big change in your life.
When a change is necessary, it is necessary. If you really want someone to
'just go away' today, you will have to stop ignoring them. It might sound
counterintuitive, but it's not: The silent treatment doesn't work and avoid-
ance is just unpractical. Until you face things head on and are totally honest,
you will never achieve the closure you need.
SAGITTARIUS -- By today you have pushed through the most confusing
part of your little emotional obstacle course and things are starting to look
clearer and you are starting to feel much happier. Your place among your
friends is secure, and you know just where you stand. Hold onto your rising
optimism, because it will take you the rest of the way. The going is not going
to be so rough anymore, and you are about to experience an extended period
of peace, relaxation and contentment.
CAPRICORN -- More things can happen more quickly when more hands are
involved it sounds like a simple principle, but are you applying it to your
own life? Today, use all the help you can get to complete your latest project,
fix an error, or get that cutie to finally notice you. Two heads are better than
one ... heck, five heads are better still! So get your people together and get
something going. All this collaboration will be more than just a problem-solv-
ing session you'll have a lot Cf fun.
AQUARIUS -- Are your Spidpy senses tingling today? There is something
new coming around the corner, and you know it. It might finally be time to
hook up with that crush and see whether you both can take things to the
next level. That last offer you put out there might be accepted ... or perhaps
your application was received and accepted. Make sure you're prepared for a
big surprise in your life. Do not make too many time commitments because
very soon your time will be out of your control.
PISCES -- The external world does not have much to offer you right now so
try to just ignore it today. The mass media messages may hold a lot of ap-
peal, but they don't offer much substance ... and it is time to understand that
real happiness has nothing to do with what shoes you wear, what type of
soda you drink or how cool your cell phone is. Turn a critical eye on what
everyone else is doing why are they doing it? Work on your own philoso-
phy for living.

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Sunday Chronicle October r9' 2006

Eyelash transplants set

to sweep nip tuck world

By Jill Serjeant
Think you've seen it all when
it comes to cosmetic surgery?
Look more closely. Eyelash
transplant surgery wants to be-
come the new must-have proce-
dure for women and the occa-
sional man convinced that
beauty is not so much in the
eye of the beholder as in front
of the eye itself.
Using procedures pioneered
by the hair loss industry for
balding men, surgeons are using
"plug and sew" techniques to
give women long, sweeping
lashes once achieved only by
glued on extensions and thick
lashings of mascara.
And just like human hair -
for that is the origin these
lashes just keep on growing.

"Longer, thicker lashes
are an ubiquitous sign of
beauty. Eyelash transplanta-
tion does for the eyes what
breast augmentation does for
the figure," said Dr Alan
Bauman, a leading proponent
of eyelash transplants.
"This is a brand new pro-
cedure for the general public
(and) it is going to explode."
Bauman told Reuters during
what was billed as the world's
first live eyelash surgery work-
shop for about 40 surgeons from
around the world.
Under the procedure, a small
incision is made at the back of the
scalp to remove 30 or 40 hair fol-
licles which are carefully sewn one
by one onto the patient's eyelids.
Only light sedation and local anes-
thetics are used and the cost is
around $3,000 an eye.

The technique was first con-
fined to patients who had suffered
bums or congenital malformations
of the eye. But word spread and
about 80 per cent are now done for
cosmetic reasons.
For many women, eyelash
surgery is simply an extra item
on the vast nip tuck menu that
has lost its old taboos.
More than 10 million cos-
metic procedures from tummy
tucks to botox were per-
formed in the United States in
2005, according to the American
Society of Plastic Surgeons. The
figure represents a 38 per cent
increase over the year 2000.
Erica Lynn, 27, a Florida
model with long auburn hair,
breast implants and a nose job,
had eyelash transplants three
years ago because she was fed
up with wearing extensions on

her sandy-coloured lashes.
"When I found out about it,
I just had to have it done. Ev-
eryone I mention it to wants it.
I think eyelashes are awesome.
You can never have enough of
them," Lynn said.
Bauman, who practices in
Florida, does about three or four
a month. Dr. Sara Wasserbauer,
a Northern California hair res-
toration surgeon, says she has
been inundated by requests.
"I have been getting a ton of
eyelash inquiries ... If I had $10
dollars for every consultation,
I'd be a rich woman."
The surgery is not for ev-
eryone. The transplanted eye-
lashes grow just like head hair
and need to be trimmed regu-
larly and sometimes curled.
Very curly head hair makes for
eyelashes with too much kink.

ALEVE LOH, 30, looks in the mirror for the first time after having eyelash transplants to make her eyelashes longer at a
surgery in Los Angeles October 23, 2006. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)




and weight,I

in college

dy- m

By Toni Clarke

BOSTON (Reuters) Students heading for college have
more than classes and term papers to look forward to:
many can expect to pile on the pounds.
While the popular belief that college students gain an
average of 15 pounds during their freshman year may be
exaggerated, a recent study shows many students do gain
A study of 907 students at a large public university in
the Midwest showed that during their freshman year, both
males and females gained an average of 7.8 pounds, most
of it in the first semester. More than a third of the students
gained 10 pounds or more and nearly 20 per cent gained 15
pounds or more.
The study, released last Sunday at the annual ineeting
of The Obesity Society in Boston, showed students di4
not lose the weight and continued to gain.
By the end of their sophomore year, men were on
average 9.5 pounds heavier than when they began col-
lege and females were 9.2 pounds heavier. Just over 20
per cent were classified as overweight or obese at the
start of college and 35 per cent were considered over-
weight or obese at the end of the sophomore year, ac-
cording to the study.
Researchers blamed academic stress, changes in family
support, alcohol and the easy availability of fatty food as
the main causes for the weight gain.
A separate study of 383 students at a private univer-
sity in the Northeast, showed that during their freshman
year, males gained an average of 5.6 pounds while females
gained 3.6 pounds.
The studies were sponsored by the National Insti- I
tutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Founda-
tion. I
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di .


SCookery Corner
Si, Welcome to the423rd edition of
,1' / "Champion Cookery Corner", a
S weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Another delicious way to use Champion Icing Sugar is to make homemade sweets a great
activity to do with the kids. Here are two classic recipes to satisfyJ any sweet tooth!

1 Egg White Beat the egg white until frothy but not stiff. Sieve
450g (llb) Champion Icing Sugar the icing, adding enough to produce a fairly stiff
Peppermint Essence mixture. Add a few drops ofthe essence or oil.

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Knead the mixture in to a firm paste and roll on
surface dusted with sieved icing sugar. Cut into
rounds or form small balls and flatten.

Place the peppermint creams onto parchment or
silicon paper, place in a warm place to dry for 24
hours. Store in an airtight container.

I Chocolate Cream Truffles

These only keep for a few days.


2 ounces plain chocolate
2 tablespoons double cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces Champion Icing Sutgai:
Chocolate sprinkles


1. Melt chocolate. Stir until smooth.

2. Add cream and vanilla, tilen gradually
mix in the C(hainpion Icing Sugar.

3. Chill for I/', hours.

4. Form into 18 balls.

5. Roll in chocolate sprinkles.

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JANET JACKSON arrives with Jermaine Dupri (R) at a record release party for her new
album '20 Y.O.' in New York, September 26, 2006. Dupri has stepped down from a top
post at Virgin Records following disappointing initial sales of Jackson's hotly
anticipated new album. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

By Dean Goodman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Grammy-winning music producer Jermaine Dupri has stepped
down from a top post at Virgin Records following disappointing initial sales of girlfriend
Janet Jackson's hotly anticipated new album.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Dupri said, "Since there are so many rumours running
rampant about my position at Virgin Records, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight. I
was not forced out of the company, I made a decision that it was in my best interest to leave."
Atlanta-based Dupri, 34, had served as president of Virgin Records' urban division since Janu-
ary 2005. Further comment from him or from EMI Group Plc.-owned Virgin was not immediately
available. Rumours of Dupri's hasty exit have been circulating since the weekend.
Dupri and Jackson collaborated in the studio for the first time with her new album, '20 Y.O.',
which debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. pop charts earlier this month with her lowest first-week sales
numbers in almost a decade.
The album, which features subtle nods to her 1986 breakthrough 'Control', has sold a modest
443,000 copies after four weeks, and currently ranks at No. 28 on the Billboard 200, down nine
places from last week.
Industry pundits said Jackson, 40, has struggled in recent years to win over young pop music
buyers while at the same time holding on to her core, urban fan base.
Dupri himself alluded to the challenge, recently telling Billboard magazine, "In today's market,
half the kids watching (cable channel BET music show) '106th & Park' don't even know what
'Control' sounds like."
Dupri won a Grammy this year for co-writing comeback queen Mariah Carey's R&B song-of-
the year winner 'We Belong Together'. He has received numerous industry accolades, including five
R&B songwriter-of-the-year awards from performing rights group ASCAP.
As for Jackson, '20 Y.O.' opened with sales of 296.000 copies, her smallest debut week since
1997's 'The Velvet Rope' started at No. 1 with 202,000 copies sold.
Her previous release, 2004's disappointment 'Damita Jo', bowed at No. 2 with first-week
sales of 381,000 copies, failing to capitalise on the publicity from her infamous "wardrobe
malfunction" at the Super Bowl several months earlier. In 2001, 'All For You' opened at No.
1 with sales of 605,000 copies.



By Bob Tourtellotte MiTrrn n in [Ih (.lueen iiii. 1 thait lii he '.i it he lr ile ,I,. Icr lobh i., mr. i dike .iihl

Actress Annette Bening's
losing record at the Oscars
epitomises that old sa ing -
al'ways the bridesmaid, ne'er
the bride and a big question
Ihis season is whether r she
may suffer the same fate
Bening's new movie, the
drama 'Running with Scissors',
debuted in major U.S. cities
recently The actress is receiving
excellent reviews for a role she
told Reuters was a fresh
challenge for her.
The film's backers are
campaigning for Bening to win
awards, but the actress said she
just wants good parts.
And whether she can win
an Oscar will depend a lot of
factors beyond her control: box
office sales and competition
from the likes of Kate Winslet
in 'Little Children', Fclen

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have nothing to compare it to,"
she said. "(But) 1 think there are
worse fates."
Twice previously, for
2004's 'Being Julia' and
1999's 'American Beauty',
Bening lost the best actress
Oscar to Hilary Swank. In
1990, then up-and-comer
Bening in 'The Grifters' lost
the supporting actress
honour to Whoopi Goldberg.
"Over the years, the Oscars
have changed so much the
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based on a memoir by Augusten
Burroughs that tells of his
upbringing in the 1970s by a
manic-depressive mother who
wants to be a falnous poet.
The mother, Deirdre
(Bening), gives her 13-year-old
son to her psychiatrist to be
raised, but the doctor and his
family are as screwed up as she.
Bening said that as a mother
of four children, ages 6 to 14,
she "wanted to save this kid and
wanted somebody to protect
him" but that as an actress, it


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Bening said she was
intrigued to play a manic-
depressive woman with
seemingly incomprehensible
mlood swings.
"Any time you get the
chance, creatively, to be in
uncharted territory doing
something really new, really
different like this was for
me, I just feel so lucky.
That's where I want to be,"
she said.
So far, the role has worked
well for Bening. New York

ACTRESS Annette Bening during a panel discussion in
Pasadena, January 13, 2006. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Times critic A.O. Scott called
her performance a "precise.
pitiless tracing of her
character's decline ...
But overall. 'Running with
Scissors' has taken tough
criticism such as being called an
"inconsistent tragicomedy" by
USA Today's Claudia Puig.
Beyond "Running with
Scissors" and the talk of reviews
and awards, Bening said her
goal when choosing liew roles
was .to find challngiiit work

and directors she respected, if
and when she can find time
away from her husband and
"There is something (new)
I would be doing right now if 1
was just on my own 1 don't
think it is necoe,%.anl, going to
be a great movie, even, but the
part was really interesting and
the people were great," she said.
"I don't care. It's my craft.
I'm going to get in there and
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