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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
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Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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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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By Wendella Davidson
A MASSIVE hunt involving
the Joint Services was last
night continuing for the nine
convicted prisoners who over-
powered guards and fled from
the Mazaruni Prisons Friday
afternoon, Director of Pris-

ons, Dale Erskine said.
Sources told the Sunday
'Chronicle two shirts discarded
by the prisoners were found
and the search teams were fol-
lowing that lead.
Meanwhile, officials said
the two prison officers, Phillip




Stevenson and Michael
Hossanah and two policemen,
Leonard La Rose and Richie
Blanhum, who were shot while
pursuing the escapees, received
their wounds as a result of
"friendly fire" and not at the
hands of the men on the run.

Erskinc, at a news briefing
with Minister of Home Affairs,
Clement Rohee and Officer-in-
Charge of the Georgetown Pris-
ons, Trevor Small, at the Police
Officers Mess in Georgetown,
said it has been 100 per cent
confirmed that the wounds sus-
tained by the four ranks were

JAILBREAK BRIEF: Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, centre, during the press conference yesterday. At left is
Director of Prisons, Dale Erskine and at right is Officer-in-Charge, Georgetown Prisons, Trevor Small. (Delano Williams


& officials say

ranks were shot in

'friendly fire'

consistent with the rounds dis-
charged from weapons being
used by both the police and the
prison warders.
The men, shot at Skull
Point, five miles up on the left
bank of the Mazaruni River
where the escapees are said to
have been cordoned off by the
Joint Services, are patients at
the Georgetown Public Hospi-
tal Corporation (GPHC).
Initial reports said they had
been shot by the fleeing gang.
Erskine yesterday reported
the condition of the four as
stable and said the guards who
were overpowered by the nine
convicts in the Brick Prison
were still traumatised.
Those on the run up to late
last night were Dineshwar
Sooklall, called 'Tallboy' and
'Buckman', Kenneth
Richardson, also called 'Ricky
Stephen' and Asrudeen Khan,
called 'Rocky', all from the
Essequibo River island of
Wakenaam; Randolph
Rodrigues of Plaisance, East
Coast Demerara; Royston
Reid, also called 'Knuckles', of
163 Alexander Street, Kitty;
Trevor McLean, called 'Foot-
print', of Linden; Alvin
Shivnarine, no address given;
Anil Sanichar of Zeelugt, East
Bank Essequibo. and Ryan
Rambharose of Mon Repos,
East Coast Demerara.
Erskine said that after the
jailbreak alarm was raised,
warders who were in pursuit of
the fleeing men were subse-
quently joined by ranks from
the Bartica Police Station as
well as from the city.
He said too, the search was

being conducted from two sepa-
rate directions and when the
ranks were reportedly shot, at
about 19:40 h, visibility in the
"bush" was extremely poor with
only silhouettes seen on the
Erskine's explanation of the
incident as that of "friendly
fire" is consistent with reports
from one of the wounded ward-
ers, Hossanah of Smythfield,
New Amsterdam, Berbice.
While awaiting treatment at
the GPHC in the wee hours
yesterday, he told this newspa-
per he was in a team of about
eight on the trail hunting the es-
capees when they observed
about five persons in the dark.
He recounted hearing some-
one shout "warder" but could
not say from which side this
emanated, as almost simulta-
neously there was an exchange
of gunfire.
Hossanah was shot on the
right shin and Stephenson in the,
He said he was only aware
that policemen were also shot
when he was taken to the Bartica
Hospital for medical attention.
All four of the injured were
subsequently flown to the city
via Roraima Airways which was
also responsible for shuttling in
Joint Services reinforcements for
the massive manhunt.
Erskine yesterday said re-
ports received from the
Mazaruni Prisons stated that
the prisoners when they darted
for freedom were observed
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implements and cutlasses.
He, however, did not rule out
that the escapees received out-
side assistance, pointing out that
the investigations were still pre-
Minister Rohee issued a
public appeal for the "unquali-
fied support" of the residents of
the surrounding communities in
the vicinity of the Mazaruni
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hunt for prisoners

caped prisoners.
He is also calling on the
families of the escapees to co-
operate by alerting the Joint
Services of any information
they may have of the men on
the run, who though not armed
with guns are considered danger-
Giving a chronology of the
jailbreak as it unfolded, Erskine
said it was about 16:21 h when
he received a telephone call
from the Mazaruni Prisons of
the escape of nine convicted

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prisoners who were housed in
the Brick Prison which has a
population of about 67, having
overpowered two guards.
The men ran though the
gate and headed towards the
fence where they were seen by
another guard manning an obser-
vation post. The escaping pris-
oners threatened to chop the
guard when he raised an alarm
then scaled the fence, Erskine
The information was trans-
mitted to the Joint Services




called 'Tallboy'

which immediately activated
ranks, followed by a meeting
summoned at around 16:30 h by
Chief of Staff of the Guyana De-
fence Force, Brigadier Edward
Collins, in his capacity as head
of unit.
By then about 20 ranks
from the police and prison were
mobilised and flown to
Mazaruni via Roraima Airways.
Erskine, who said more
backup ranks were flown in Fri-
day evening, assured that the
entire area where the prisoners
are suspected to be holed out,
Skull Point. Karrow Creek and
other riverain areas in the vicin-
ity have been cordoned off, to
block the possible exit of the es-
caped prisoners.
"So far, our intelligence
gathering has shown that the
men are still within the
neighboring areas and I have
confidence that the Joint Ser-
vices will capture these men", he
He said too, it is believed
that the prisoners from
Wakenaam may be seeking to
head in that direction.
Roadblocks have also been
set up on the West Coast
Demerara. the Sunday Chronicle
At the time of the news
conference, the Prisons Director
said he had been informed that
the search team was in the pro-

cess of re-combing the area for
the escaped prisoners and reit-
erated his confidence that they
will be caught.
Prisoners Sooklall and Khan
were serving a 25-year sentence
each for the ruthless rape and
murder of 13-year-old
Wakenaam schoolgirl, Julie
Sooklall in November, 2004.
The two committed the of-
fence, along with another, 19-
year-old Kumar, called 'Rattle'
who was convicted of man-
slaughter and sentenced to 18
years in jail by Justice Claudette
La Bennett presiding at the
Suddie High Court. Essequibo
Coast in July 2005.
According to Erskine,
Sanichar and Rambharose were
each serving five-year prison
terms for manslaughter,
McLean. 10 years for man-
slaughter; Reid, three years for
trafficking and Shivnarine was
being kept at the President's
time for murder.
He disclosed that
Rambharose who was convicted
for larceny was due to be re-
leased in July.
Two of the escapees, whose
names Erskine did not disclose
were scheduled to be brought to
the city for medical treatment
Asked how the prisoners
were able to obtain improvised
implements and whether fre-

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quent searches are being con-
ducted, Erskine said frequent
and spontaneous searches are
done at all prisons.
On the implements, he said
these could be fashioned from
anything including toothbrushes
and wood, noting too that pris-
oners are always creative.
Asked whether the
Mazaruni Prison is over-
crowded, Erskine said no but
pointed out all of the prisons in
the country are understaffed.
Rohee added that staffing is
always under review.
On the question of informa-
tion gathering from prisoners,
Erskine, who admitted that
much more could be done, said
this, however, is easier said than
done, as most prisoners tend to
hold information as a tightly
guarded secret.
Meanwhile, anyone having
information about the where-
abouts of any of the fugitives is
asked to contact the Police on
the following numbers 225-
8196, 226-6978, 226-1326, 225-
3650, 225-6411,225-6940, 225-
6941, 333-2151, 229-2700, 268-
2222, 444-6941, 771-4010, 771-
4012, 911 or any Police Sta-
Contact could also be
made with the Guyana Prison
Service on telephone num-
bers 225-6003, 226-8301 or




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Many Democrats favour a
phased withdrawal of U.S.
troops beginning within a few
months, and in their own radio
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increase "misguided." The
United States has about
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the extra troops would go to
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weekly address.
Democrats want a resolu-
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crease and hope to garner
enough Republican support to
isolate Bush. Senate Majority
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seek a vote on the resolution this
In a sign of his determination
to shore up support within his
own party, Bush hosted top Re-
publican lawmakers at the Camp
David retreat in Maryland's
mountains to discuss issues like
national security and the
economy. Bush dined with law-
makers Friday night and they left
after lunch yesterday, said White
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While at Camp David,
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utes." Pressed on whether ac-
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had created further instability
in Iraq, Bush said, "Well, no
question, decisions have made
things unstable."

If east-

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush
made clear yesterday that he
was going ahead with his
plan to send more troops to
Iraq despite an angry reac-
tion in Congress, and ac-
cused his critics of failing to
offer an alternative.
Democrats in Congress and
some Republicans said they
doubted Bush's strategy of
adding 21,500 additional U.S.
troops in Iraq would quell the
sectarian violence. They noted
that past increases in force
strength did not halt the blood-
shed and said the Iraqi govern-
ment had a poor track record

of meeting promises.
Congressional Democrats
were swept to power in Novem-
ber elections widely seen as a
referendum on the unpopular
"We recognize that many
members of Congress are scep-
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Small tsunami waves hit Japan

after Pacific quake pines said they issued a tsu
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TOKYO (Reuters) Small
tsunami waves hit northern
and eastern Japan yesterday
after a powerful earthquake
in the Pacific prompted tsu-
nami warnings in Japan,
Russia and Alaska.
Watches were also mounted
in Guam, Taiwan, the Philip-
pines and Hawaii, island terri-
tories nervous of a repeat of
the disaster two years ago
when a quake in the Indian
Ocean created giant waves that
killed 230,000.
A 40-cm (16-inch) wave
was reported at Chichijima in
the Ogasawara islands, some
1.200 kin (750 miles) south of
Tokyo, and several smaller
waves on Hokkaido and north-
ern Japan, but there were no
reports of injuries and no im-
mediate reports of damage.
Evacuation advisories had
been issued for tens of thou-
sands of households in Japan
but all warnings were cancelled
at 10:10 p.m.I

The USGS (U.S. Geological
Survey) put the quake magni-
tude at 8.2, a "great" tremor, and
said its'epicentre was in the
northern Pacific, 525 km (325
miles) east northeast of Kurilsk,
Kurile Islands, and 1,710 km
(1,065 miles) northeast of To-
The same area was struck by
a powerful quake in November,
prompting evacuations and tsu-
nami warnings, but then too
only small waves reached Japan.
An official in Russia's Emer-
gencies Ministry told Reuters
the threat of a tsunami had
Japan's Meteorological
Agency had said a tsunami as tall
as a meter (yard) could hit parts
of Hokkaido and smaller waves
were likely to hit a wide area of
coast, from Hokkaido to
Wakayama prefecture on
Japan's largest main island of
Hokkaido officials urged resi-
dents to move to higher ground

and fire trucks made the rounds
of coastal areas warning about
the tsunami threat. There were
only moderate tremors in
Hokkaido and no immediate re-
ports of casualties.
Authorities in the Philip-

ern coasts to wait for further in-
formation and possible evacua-
Officials in Taiwan said
they would continue to moni-
tor for several hours but did
not expect anything to happen.

Pakistan, India try

taking peace

process to new level

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) After three years of confidence
building, Pakistan and India discussed ways to shift their
peace process to a new level during a visit to Islamabad by
India's new foreign minister yesterday.
Their talks addressed all the trickiest issues, including the
core dispute over Kashmir, the divided mostly Muslim Hima-
layan region where 45,000 people have died in an insurgency
that has raged on the Indian side since 1989.
"Of course there are issues which ought to be resolved and
serious efforts are being made to resolve this issue," Pranab
Mukherjee told a news conference with his Pakistani counter-
part Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri.
"To have enduring peace and friendship between Pakistan
and India is absolutely necessary."
It is the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian foreign minister
for 15 months.
Levels of infiltration by militants into Indian Kashmir from
Pakistan have fallen in the past three years, but Islamist mili-
tants have mounted bomb attacks elsewhere in India.
The worst of these attacks killed 186 people in Mumbai in
July and caused India to call a time-out in the peace process
after India blamed a Pakistani militant group and the military
spy agency.
The ministers said the first meeting of a joint anti-terror-
ism panel would be held in March.
A fourth round of the composite dialogue, as the peace pro-
cess is called, will also begin in March.
Pakistan's Kasuri accepted an invitation to go to New Delhi
next month, when several accords will be finalised.
These agreements include avoidance of risks of
nuclear-related accidents, liberalisation of visas and ex-
peditious return of people who inadvertently crossed the

Somali parliament declares state of

BAIDOA, Somalia
(Reuters) Somalia's par-
liament declared yester-
day a three-month state of
emergency amid fears of a
return to clan violence af-
ter weeks of war ousted
Members of parliament in
the government's interim seat
of Baidoa its home until
Ethiopian and Somali troops
defeated Islamists who con-
trolled much of the south,
voted 154 to two to ratify

Prime Minister Ali Mohamed
Gedi's plan to restore order.
The government, which is
seeking to install itself in the capi-
tal Mogadishu. faces a huge chal-
lenge to bring peace and security
to the Horn of Africa nation.
which has been without effective
central rule since the 1991 ouster
of a dictator.
"A three-month state of
emergency has been passed. If
the need arises for the govern-
ment to extend the period then
the president will have to ask

parliament for approval," sec-
ond deputy speaker Osman
Elmi Boqore told parliament.
The law prohibits demon-
strations and bans possession
of weapons. "The president
has powers to announce a de-
cree on how the state of emer-
gency can be implemented." a
parliamentary statement said.
President Abdullahi
Yusuf called on clan elders
and warlords to hand over
militia for a new national
army. The \w arlords had al-

ready agreed to merge their
forces into such a force.
"You have to hand them
over to the government and
we will train them as govern-
ment security officers, such as
police and military," he said.
"As we can see the guerrilla
war that the Islamists talked
about is starting."
Some fleeing Islamists
have vowed to continue fight-
ing and Ethiopian troops in
Mogadishu have been at-
tacked several times.

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Venezuela's entire energy

sector has to be nationalised

- Chavez
By Christian Oliver

CARACAS, (Reuters) Ven-
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Chavez.said yesterday the
country's entire energy sec-
tor had to be nationalised,
reinforcing his socialist revo-
lution and possibly giving
himself more targets for
state take-over.
But he said he would per-
mit foreign firms to hold minor-
ity stakes in energy deals.
The anti-U.S. leader, in
power since 1999, last week

announced he would nationalise
power utilities and the country's
biggest telecommunications firm,
confirming his status as the cata-
lyst of Latin America's swing to
the left.
"We have decided to
nationalise the whole Venezuelan
energy and electricity sector, all
of it, absolutely all," Chavez said
in his annual state of the nation
address to parliament, poten-
. tially opening up more projects
for state acquisition in the No.
4 crude exporter to the United
Chavez's growing control of
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partnered by his political influ-
ence. After the opposition boy-
cotted elections, he has 100-per
cent support in parliament and
dominates the judiciary.
The president was re-inau-
gurated last week for a term that
runs through 2013, and has said
only his supporters can work in
the army and huge oil industry.
He uses his presidency to spar
with Washington, which he ac-
cuses of bloodthirsty imperial-
Chavez is a close ally of
Cuba and Iran, whose President
,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was
visiting Venezuela yesterday.
Chavez has already pursued
oil and gas projects and power
utilities but yesterday left no
leeway for a private company
to hold a majority in operations
anywhere in the energy sphere.
It was not immediately clear
whether his pronouncement on
nationalising the whole sector
was a precursor to moves
against specific projects or
Venezuela will have to
judge how closely private firms
must be connected to the
country's oilfields, refineries,
pipelines, gasoline stations and
coal mines to count as targets
for nationalisation.
Huge oil service companies
such as Halliburton and
Schlumberger operate in Ven-

ezuela, but Chavez gave no in-
dication whether deals involv-
ing such businesses were now
in his sights.
In his address to parliament,
Chavez also said Venezuela was
"almost ready" to take over the
foreign-run oil projects of the
Orinoco Belt, which produce
about 600,000 barrels per day.
Those projects, which turn
tarry, heavy crude into fuel, are
run by foreign heavyweights
such as Chevron, Conoco
Phillips, ExxonMobil, Statoil,
and BP.
Chavez confirmed such
firms could stay on as minor-
ity stakeholders after the state
had acquired 51 per cent.
"If someone wants to stay
on as our partner, then the door
is open but if he does not want
to stay as our minority partner
then hand me the field and good
bye," he said.
Despite his conviction that
Caracas was on the verge of tak-
ing over these projects, the
country has faced a long battle
in wresting control away from
the foreign firms.
A senior Venezuelan oil
official last month acknowl-
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hundreds of millions of dol-
lars in fines if it takes over
the projects, because of fi-
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scaled down
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Fewer patrons, fewer vendors,
less accommodation and even fewer answers for Carnival
2007 as the National Carnival Commission (NCC) and the
Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gen-
der Affairs revealed plans for this year's festival.
And one of the most popular events on the Carnival calen-
dar will be immensely downsized as accommodation will be pro-
vided for only 7,500 paying patrons of the Panorama semi-fi-
Newly-appointed chairman of the NCC, Keston Nancoo,
outlined the plans that would see large reductions in:
sanctioned vending around Queen's Park Savannah, Port-
accommodation for viewing mas at the former main judging
less expected patronage for Panorama finals which have
been relocated to San FetnandQ.
This, despite an announdezhent that there would be free ad-
mittance to some of the NCC organised Carnival shows.
While sketches and maps outlining the infrastructure and
routes for the various Carnival events were displayed, detailed
information was not readily available when questions were posed
to members of the NCC board, stakeholders and panellists.
In fact, many key questions concerning the cost of facili-
ties for the festival and its main shows were not forthcoming.
However, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Commu-
nity Development, Culture and Gender Affairs Earl Nesbitt said
funds were already being disbursed to the special interest groups.
A budget of approximately $80 million was approved by
the Government for Carnival. .
Five thousand patrons.will get the chance to view the com-
petition from the "North Green.".
However, past estimates by Pan Trinbago president Patrick
Arnold stated that 10,000-plus patrons were accommodated at
the North Stand.
In fact, the overcrowding of the North Stand has often frus-
trated fire officials on duty.
According to a sourcek,more than 12,000 patrons were
packed into the North Stand last year.
The picnic-like North. Green will not have bleachers, but
will be a cordoned grassy area on the northern side of the venue
which will be constructed on the western end of the QPS.
Conversely, the "Stand" on the southern side of the venue,
located partly in the area known as the paddock, will accom-
modate only 2,500 patrons.
The Grand Stand, however, allowed for seating arrangements
for 4,500 patrons.
A conservative estimate showed that 16,000 patrons were
formerly accommodated at the North and Grand stands com-
bined, said one source.
However, 10,000 patrons and 200 vendors are to be accom-
modated at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
The sentiment was expressed by NCC commissioner
Sigler Jack that less patronage of the pan finals is ex-


6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007

Editorial )

Viewpoint by Rickey Singh
IT IS politically correct that the Guyana Government has
decided to send to a select committee of Parliament the
Health Facilities Licensing Bill for further consideration,
given its complexity, before proceeding with the general
open debate and have it approved.
This move, consistent with new provisions in the
Standing Orders of the National Assembly to enhance
parliamentary democracy, should enable informed dis-
cussion, hopefully based on research, and removed
from the emotional, verbal wrangling that had already
surfaced-with the introduction of the proposed legisla-
tion by Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy.
Rather than spreading misinformation and
generating rancour with allegations about 'hidden agen-
das', allusions to invasion of privacy and attempts to
terrorise medical professionals, it should be objectively
considered to what extent the bill reflects what obtains
in a number of other CARCOM states to enable effec-
tive and proper regulation in the operations of private and
public hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities.
It is my understanding that in preparation for the
Health Facilities Licensing Bill, the government gave,

The 'Health Bill'

among other initiatives, consideration to existing legis-
lation in, for example, Jamaica and The Bahamas.
More pertinent to the current debate is that the
draft bill sent to the parliamentary select
committee is an extension of an old legislation in-
troduced back in 1972 by the then governing
People's National Congress to regulate the func-
tioning of private hospitals.
Opponents of today's Health Facilities Licensing Bill
have the responsibility to explain how specific provisions
could be manipulated, as they claim, to invade privacy
and violate basic rights of medical practitioners or mem-
bers of the public.
Further, political elements engaged in the private
medical profession and among current
lawmakers, should be wary about confusing their per-
sonal interests with that of the national interest.
Health Minister Ramsammy has been able to point
to a good working relationship over the past five years
or more between the Ministry of Health and private medi-
cal practitioners and their licensed facilities.
Also, in contrast to a policy pursued under a differ-
ent political dispensation, today's Medical Council,
which plays a decisive role in helping to ensure obser-
vance of ethical practices, is comprised primarily of rep-

'Bush ism'



Mak___ ingbs o oingWsington____ I Ic

Caribbean Community plan
for a first-ever "CARICOM/
United States of America
Conference on the Carib-
bean" in Washington this
coming July, they can hardly
be unaware of the growing
apprehension over the costly

politics in lives and money
- of "Bushism" that can
negatively impact on our re-
gion as well.
Apprehension and fatigue
with "Bushism" not just for
resident citizens of our Carib-
bean Community and those of
the diasporas, but also for a
growing majority of the Ameri-
can people themselves, accord-
ing to opinion polls that are so
much a feature of the political
culture of the reputed "best de-
mocracy money can buy" -
I The current tenant in tht

White House, President George
W. Bush, has made of "democ-
racy" a bad word by his reck-
less interventionist politics
abroad (Somalia being the latest
victim) and, concurrently, the
diminishing of civil liberties at
The latter aspect reaches
deep into the per-
sonal lives of some
citizens, including
ihe'Lr lapped tele-
phone conversa-
tion,, what books
the. purchase, or
borrow, from librar-
ies, and also with
whom they associ-
'Uncle Bush' is
watching over our
righth and health
of our
"democracy" while
Iraq invaded on
sheer falsehood -
is being torn
apari. sober assess-
mentn.. like that of
the Baker/Hamilton
Stud) Group are
BUSH expediently ig-
nored; Somalia is
under punishment with air
strikes on claims of crushing Al
Qaeda-linked Islamists; and Iran
is being provoked into armed
conflict by the military attack
on its consulate in Iraq.
Having previously
abused his powers to dealing
with foreign nationals unilater-
ally deemed as "terrorists"; in
determining their imprisonment,
inhumane and degrading treat-
ment without a court trial -
like the hundreds of detainees at
Guantanamo Bay for five years
now President Bush's con
ccpt of "demnocr;::,, clearly di'-

fers from that generally under-
stood in our own community.
It is an ongoing irony for
U.S. ambassadors in some
CARICOM states to be engaged
in doing what Washington ex-
pects of them lecturing on
electoral democracy: freedom of
expression, association
and other basic human rights;
on upholding of the rule of law
and integrity of the justice ad-
ministration system.

At t
St Kitts
States I

And they do so bean..."
when, under the administration The
of Bush (2) electoral malprac- would
tices at presidential/congres- "energis
sional elections; imprisonment Diaspora
without trial; denial of politi- the range
cally accused prisoners ac-
cess to lawyers; outsourcing
the torture of foreign na-
tionals held as suspected
terrorists; tapping of tele-
phone conversations; politi-
cal pressures on the justice
administration system and
the farce of "consultation"
with Congress have been the
experiences that have so tar-
nished the reputation of a
very great nation and
CARICOM should be
well prepared for the com-
ing "Conference on the
Caribbean" that will coin-
cide with "Caribbean-
American Heritage Month".
It simply cannot be a pub- PRIME MINI!
lic relations hoopla with

plenty of photo opportunities
and the regurgitating of old po-
litical shibboleths and assur-
ances or those time-worn cave-
ats on honouring "democratic
traditions" and battling "narco-
trafficking" and "terrorism" to
qualify f1or 0c nonic a:id and fair

heir 27th Summit in
and Nevis last July,
OM Heads of Gov-
t concluded that the
ed Conference on the
an would be "an ex-
opportunity for the
;an to showcase the
and to cement its re-
lip with the United
based on mutual un-
ling of the trade and
ment issues affecting
ure of the Carib-

conference, they felt,
also allow for the
ing of the Caribbean
" and for broadening of
e of U.S. decision-mak-


ers and policy shapers with
whom the region interfaced.
Clearly, the expectations
are high. The level of prepa-
ration by CARICOM could
well determine the measure of
success not only on trade
and economic matters, but on

crime and security, including
mutual respect in informa-
tion-sharing, as distinct from
the arrogance often dis-
played in reports from the
U.S. State Department and
Drug Enforcement Agency.

The covert pressures with
which our CARICOM region is
often treated -contrary
to reassuring official public
rhetoric whenever it refuses
to genuflect to Washington, is
certainly no secret to those fa-
miliar with varying ex-

These would include,
for example, matters in-
volving the International
Criminal Court; United
Nations Security
Council; cooperation on
maritime interdiction in
narco-trafficking; justice
in the case of the Cuban
emigre, Luis Posada
Carilles in connection
with the Cubana bombing
tragedy off Barbados, to
its relations with Cuba;
and also in our principled
relations with Cuba and
now Venezuela as well.
fSE In seeking, there-
fore,. to "cement its re-
lationship with the United
States based on mutual un-
derstanding", as our
CARICOM leaders deter-
mined at their St Kitts sum-
mil. it is incumbent on them
to ensure that while the
peoples of this region cer-


resentatives of the local medical profession and may in-
clude a minority of no more than two non-medical rep-
If, therefore, all stakeholders cooperate and avoid
unnecessary confrontation, relevant adjustments that are
necessary could yet be made to the proposed bill for
the benefit of the general public who need to be pro-
tected in the functioning of both public and private medi-
cal facilities.

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


tainly appreciate the value of
friendship with America, our
limited size and resources
should not be taken for
granted in efforts to deepen
the relationship.
We are indeed a compara-

tively small sub-region of the
global community but we
should not be treated as some
off-shore states of the U.S.A as
rightwing American policy-
shapers think. Remember Elliott
CARICOM leaders
would have two scheduled
occasions to collectively re-
view and refine their strate-
gies for the forthcoming
Washington Conference on
the Caribbean.
First, at their three-day In-
ter-Sessional Meeting next
month in Kingstown, to be
hosted by current Community
Chairman, Vincentian Prime
Minister Ralph Gonsalves.
Secondly, at their regular annual
summit being planned for Bar-
bados in July when host Prime
Minister Owen Arthur assumes
the chairmanship.
With four national elec-
tions expected this year, it
would be surprising should
any of the current commu-
nity leaders choose to face the
electorate before Cricket
World Cup; or miss either the
CARICOM Summit in Bar-
bados or the Washington
Conference on the Caribbean
- each of which potentially
provides useful political gxpo-


/ '-

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007 7

The challenge of

tourism and terrorism

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

ANYONE who has marketed or promoted tourism to the Car-
ibbean knows that it is a tough business.
Caribbean countries are competing amongst themselves and
against many other countries around the world, and the slightest
inconvenience imposed by one destination sends the potential tourist
seeking a more accommodating location.
Therefore when hotels, tourist boards and tour operators have
spent years of time and lots of money cultivating a market, they
are rightfully seriously disturbed w% hen events take place that ad-
versely affect it.
Such is the case with the special visa now required by ten Car-
ibbean Community (CARICOM) countries for visitors between
February 1st and 15th May except for certain designated states.
The ostensible purpose of this special visa was to create into a
single space those ten countries that are hosting the 2007 Cricket
World Cup (CWC) tournament. Persons in possession of the visa
would not need to get 10 separate visas.
In other words, the visa was meant to facilitate case of travel
between the countries.
Logically, the special visa should have applied to those coun-
tries whose nationals previously required visas to enter any or all
of the ten CARICOM host countries.
Thus, nationals of India and Pakistan, for instance, who always
needed a visa to enter certain CARICOM countries should have
been able to get one visa for travel to all the countries where the
CWC games are to be played.
And, nationals of those countries, such as Australia and New
Zealand. who did not need visas in the past. should continue not
to require visas and should be able to travel freely to these coun-
tries to see the games.

Further, nationals of non-cricket playing countries, who have
not needed visas in the past to come to the Caribbean on holiday,
should continue not to require visas.
Curiously, the idea of one visa for all ten countries in order to
facilitate ihe tens of thousands expected to attend the CWC gaines
got tuined on its head.
The special visa is no longer a document to facilitate the travel
of people coming to more than one country for cricket; it has been
transformed into an instrumelnnt to combat terrorism.
In this connection, people from countries that never required a
visa now have to have tlie special visa. Thus. Australians and New
Zealanders (two cricket playing countries) have joined Indians and
Pakistanis in the requirement to have a special visa. But, nationals
of South Africa and the United Kingdom (two other cricket play-
ing nations) don't need visas even though both Britain and South
Africa require nationals of some Caribbean countries to have visas
to enter their countries.
Others requiring visas are nationals of Sweden. Denmark and
Austria who are among those tourists who come to the Caribbean
during this time of vear. But. Japanese are exempt even though
they constitute a smaller number of tourists to the Caribbean than
the Scandinavian countries and Austria.
The criteria used for deciding which countries should require
visas and which are exempt is, of course. unknown to us. How-
ever, all the official statements point to a necessity to ensure the
security of the host countries from terrorism.
Logically,. if one \were to strictly apply this criteria, nationals
of Britain and Canada should require a visa. For the British police
have confirmed that there are approximately 200 terrorist cells in
thie United Kingdom that are under surveillance, and there have been
two terrorist incidents there since 9/11. Similarly. Canada has had
warnings of terrorism from militant groups.
There have been no reports of terrorist cells in Denmark and
Sweden and. indeed, none in New Zealand.

The further curious thing about this Special Visa is that
the application form requires no information that could rea-
sonably help to identify a terrorist. In fact, it is less inves-
tigative than visa application forms used by some CARICOM
consulates abroad.
For example, it requires no evidence of a return ticket or a list
of the hotels (or other places) where the visitor intends to stay, or
proof that the accommodation has been paid for.
It does ask if the applicant has been convicted of a criminal
offence a box which any terrorist would be most unlikely to tick
in the affirmative.
At the bottom line of all this, those officials charged with the
security of the 10 countries that are hosting the Cricket World Cup
tournament have a tough job.
If something happens, they will be criticised heavily for not
doing enough and for not adequately vetting visitors during this im-
portant period when tens of
thousands of persons are ex-
pected to pour into the area.
Their extreme caution is, there-
fore. understandable.
But, instead of requiring vi-
sas from countries that did not A, re
previously require one, and
which will revert to not requir-
ing one when Cricket World'
Cup is over, would it not have i
been a better way to vet po-
tential terrorists by getting the .
cooperation of the authorities .
in the U.S.. UK and other -.
countries to provide a list of
people on their watch list and
to compare passengers entering
the country against such a list'?
Such lists do exist. After 9/
I11. U.S. authorities sent gov-
ernments all over the world a long list of people suspected of fi-
nancing terrorism with a request that their assets be seized. What
is more airlines are required to send passenger lists with detailed
information prior to landing at U.S. airports so that immigration
and security officials are prepared for doubtful persons.
As it is, after Cricket World Cup, hotels and tourist offi-
cials will have an enormous task wooing back those visitors
who have been turned off, and explaining to them that a visa
will no longer be required. And, then, of course, the Carib-
bean still has to find an effective way of dealing with any po-
tential terrorist threat long after the games are over.
(Responses to:

Choc'late's burden

AT AGE 13 when most girls
are giggly, telling secrets
in the ear of their friends
and enjoying a carefree
life, Choc'late Allen seems
to have taken on the
weight of Trinidad and
Tobago's number one prob-
lem of crime on her narrow
Choc'late, bright beyond her
years, articulate and brown
and smooth like her name.
went on a five day dusk-to-
dawn fast last week at the
National Library in Port of
Spain which she dubbed a
'One Hundred Percent Crime
Free Fast for Purity'.
One of her first visitors
was the Prime Minister,
Patrick Manning who prom-
ised to meet with her after her
fasting to talk more on her
anti-crime initiatives.
I admire Choc'late, ad-
mire her tenacity for believ-
ing that she can make a dif-
ference; I like her spunkiness
and refreshingly youthful
I also admired 38-year old
Wesley McCleod, who de-
spite fearing for his life went
to rescue a young woman
who was being mauled by a
man in a car.
They were some of the
bright spots in what other-
wise has been a gloomy and
depressing start to the year.
Even the end of year cel-
ebrations. which we normally
'oked forward to,,had,an air.
of false u vity.'
How could anye',e have
celebrated when almost cvcm;'

conversation automatically fo-
cuses on crime; that people have
to leave the homes of relatives
and friends to be in the security
of their home before darkness
arrives; that instead of warmly
greeting strangers on our streets
who might be visiting for the
holidays, we look at them with
suspicion? They might be crimi-
nal deportees with their Yankee
With the 2007 picking up
from where 2006 ended in terms
of the high murder rate, people


are once again debating whether
there should be a limited state
of emergency to deal with the
illegal arms and the criminal el-
ements in the country and
whether the staging of Carnival
next month shouldn't be post-
poned in the interest of having
a safe and secured country.
Some are also calling on the
government to resume,the death
penalty which continu"--to be
on the books despite no hang-
ings in the country over the last

six years or so.
The government, no doubt.
needs all the Ihelp it can get. con-
sidering that our top cops are
openly begging and pleading
with criminals and kidnappers,
as they keep steps ahead of the
security forces.
An acting police commis-
sioner got a solid verbal pound-
ing from residents of Lange
Park. Chaguanas in the central
when he said he always thought
the area was safe and then
blamed his lower-ranked offic-
ers for not giving him the real
story on crime in the area. And
he's from the top brass of the
police service!
It was in this 'secured' area
that gunmen three weeks ago
kidnapped philanthropist
Vindra Naipaul-Coolman who
has not yet been released de-
spite the paying of a ransom to
the abductors.
So, if senior officers don't
know what's going on in one of
the high-profile crime ridden ar-
eas of the country. how do they
expect to deal with it as a na-
tional issue?
What, too, call we say about
police officers who could not
C ch a criminal who escaped
from a police van. \N !', . sil-.
ver handcuffs around his two
No wonder Guyana Presi-
dent Bharral Jagdeo seemed tick-
led. maybe harruTiiphed a bit
when the Trinidadian national
security minister, the very em-c
battled and war-lhorn Martin
Joseph claimed that Guyana had
sullmmoned for TT's help in
fighting crime.
"'i-, positionn United Na-

tional Congress (UNC) deputy
political leader Jack Warner also
found time to bring former New
York Police Commissioner Ber-
nard Kerik, to Trinidad where
he met a high-powered security

team including Security Minis-
ler Joseph. the Police Commis-
sioner, Prisons Commissioner.
Director of the Special Anti-
Crime Unit and others.
Despite a chequered past
which doomed his nomination
to the post of Homneland Secu-
rity adviser in the IU.S., Kerik.
0,wno iml']s to be a consultanil
to the Guyanese !"yesidenl,
plans to visit Trinidad once a
Imonth to oversee a comnumission
set up to analyse thce country's
crime problems and make rec-
Crime has gone past being
just about 'drug trafficking andi
rival gangs killing .iieach t lw r.
It1 has inlillrated es r i
sphere of life. froi lthe gheli i

to the affluent, despite
ethnicity, political affiliations
and social standing in the coun-
The ruling party has also
sobered up to the realisation
that criminals were also now at-
tacking their governance. given
the recent killing of a very
popular local government coun-
cillor, Bert Allette. and the
shooting of another councillor.
Peter John. who survived the
attempted murder.

In the area where Allette lost
his life and John shot about
seven times. people are putting
their houses up for sale and
moving out, as the innocent and
the notorious were being gunned
down almost daily. Despite
this being one of the most sce-
nic areas and could be an area
of prime property in the capi-
tal. no one is buying.
Security has also been
beefed up for Port of Spain
Mayor Merchinson Brown,
who received death threats via
a letter.
One very apparent cause
for the high crime and murder
rate is the use of illegal guns.
The government admits that il-
legal guns are proliferating inl the
It is now the weapon of
choice for settling the slii!i!C!
of disputes even between
The government has so far
resiste Cl ,2Is for a gut aimnesty.
inm not even sure 'if this will
help reduce crime in llhe coun-
(ry. Bul I do believe if the se-
cuirivt forces begin a campaign
of gettlling illegal guns off ithe
sirects. it could leal to a; denll
in ll t C i e and ilk c'rnils;ll's
\' hlo aire \\walkii lng the Ireet

with open impunity.
As I write this column. I
heard on the news that two
brothers were shot. not too far
from where I live. by a man
who had an altercation with
another brother over a vehicle.
It ended in blood when the
man whipped out his gun and
fired shots at thle brothers who
are now in hospital, with
wounds to the neck and foot.
According to the govern-
ment, illegal guns were infil-
trating the country because
part of the payment for drug
gangs was in weapons. Now.
to my simple mind. if the gov-
ernment and tile security
forces are aware of this. why
not more resources put into
patrolling our waters?
Why am I not hearing
about the confiscation of these
high-powered weapons as
they arrive into our waters
from across the South Ameri-
can coastline?
In the meantime, more
money has been pumped
into purchasing high speed
boats, another new helicop-
ter for the Coast Guard and
army and more sophisti-
cated radar systems that are
supposed to detect these il-
legal activities.
The country must be
taken back from the crilmi-
nals. Another year must not
pass us by I.';; !l.' crilne
situation continues to dei- I
All efforts must be
put into this so that citi-
zens can freely move
about the place., 'njoy
their livess and fol their
young children. t'licli as
('hoc'late inot to be i ur-
dened lh\ su1ch a !mmilt-
moth problhll.



8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007

rson reported


troops in



PPP urges U.S.
THE People's Progressive Party (PPP) is calling on the
United States administration to reconsider its decision to
send more US. troops into Iraq and stop the escalation of
violence in that country.
The party in a statement yesterday said sending more
troops into the country will not solve the problem and the fur-
ther occupation of that country will cause division of the people
and push them towards a civil war.
Pointing out that more than 600,000 Iraqis arid 3,000 U.S.
soldiers have already died over the three year period, the PPP
said the decision to send another 20,000 U.S. troops into the
country will likely lead to the loss of more innocent lives.
"We believe that instead of sending more troops the U.S.
should begin to withdraw their soldiers. There should also be
an attempt to involve the region in the solution of the prob-
lems," the PPP said.
The release added that an objective approach should
be adopted to bring an end to the Israeli/Palestinian con-
flict in the Middle East.

CHAIRMAN of the Guyana
Elections Commission
(GECOM) Dr. Steve
Surujbally has indicated that
arson is suspected as being
the cause of the fire that de-
stroyed the commission's
aecretariat building on the
afternoon of September 9 last
year, less than two weeks af-
ter the August 28 polls.
Surujbally told reporters
Friday a report the commission
received from Mr. Lawrence
David, Director of the Guyana
Fire Service (GFS) indicates that
"arson is suspected as being the
cause of the fire".
He said the commission has
since written David requesting
information as to why the GFS
suspect arson.
The fire destroyed the sec-
retariat building but did not af-
fect the functions of the secre-
tariat in any major way, al-
though there was loss of equip-
nient, furniture and some admin-
istrative records.
Surujbally said the registra-
tion database was. fortunately.

not affected.
"The fire did initially affect
the work of the secretariat as a
result of the displacement of
staff (but) steps were immedi-
ately taken to re'-house staff in
the K.P. Thqmas Building that
was used as the Command Cen-
tre for the elections," he told a
news conference.
Accordingly, he said the
work of the secretariat is ongo-
ing "without any hiccups".
"Salvaging of materials from
the damaged building is com-
plete, the secretariat is engaged
in inventorising the materials

saved, and dismantling; of the
building has commenced," he
"We are currently advertis-
ing for Expressions of Interest
from building consultants to un-
dertake and conduct
consultancy services for con-
struction of the proposed new
building for the secretariat," the
GECOM Chairman said.
The fire of unknown origin
began around 16:45 h in a store-
room on the ground floor of the
wooden building, on High
Street, Kingston, which was
mainly filled with cardboard.

*ritish MP sfoi"retriningsem.inar heue

TWO British MPs, the Rt
Hon Kevin Barron, the
Labour Member of Parlia-
ment (MP) for Rother Valley
(South Yorkshire) and Mr.
Roger Gale, the Conservative
MP for North Thanet (Kent),
will join their Guyanese col-
leagues at a training seminar
for Members of the National
Assembly scheduled to take
place at the Grand Coastal
Hotel in Le Ressouvenir from
tomorrow to Wednesday.
The two British MPs will
be accompanied by Mr. David
Harrison. the Clerk of the
House of Commons Health
The visit was organized by
the UK branch of the Common-
wealth Parliamentary Association
(CPA) with funding provided by

the British High Comirission here.
President BharrAt Jagdeo is
expected to declare open the
three-day training exercise.
Mr. Barron last came to
Guyana in August 2004 as part
of a visiting CPA deleg ition from
the British Parliament.
He has been a Member of
Parliament since 1983. He
serves on the Intelligence and
Security Committee. which
oversees the Secret Intelligence
Service. GCHQ and the Security
Service. He was appointed to
the Privy Council in August
2001. He chairs several commit-
tees in the House of Commons
and is also a lay member of the
General Medical Council.
Hlis political interests in-
clude energy. the environment.
home affairs, health. intelligence

and security, and international
Mr. Gale was first elected as
a Member of Parliament in 1983.
He has been appointed as a se-
nior member of the Speaker's
Panel of Chairmen, as the senior
Conservative member of the
Broadcasting Select Committee
and is president of the Conser-
vative Animal Welfare Group. He
holds office with a number of lo-
cal and national charities and in
his spare time he carries out du-
ties as a warrant-holding Special
Constable with the British
Transport Police.
His political interests in-
clude education, election
practice, media, broadcasting,
tourism, the leisure industry
and standing committees of

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Agency for inIern:I;t'.",Ia Devel-
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Speaking to reporters im-
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then newly sworn in Minis-
ter of Home Affairs, Mr.
Clement Rohee had said it
was too early to link the
GECOM fire to those which
had destroyed the National
Communications Network
Linden's transmission build-
ing and the Region Four
(Demerara/Mahaica) Re-
gional Democratic Council
(RDC) building at Paradise,
East Coast Demerara a few
days before.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007

By Ruben Silie

IT IS undeniable that the Greater Caribbean has made
strides in expanding dialogue and political and cultural
rapprochement among its member nations.
However, 2006 has left us an agenda that must be addressed
in order for us to be assured of greater progress in social devel-
opment and in strengthening a culture of peace.
The political review of the Greater Caribbean for the year
2006 shows a positive situation, since several elections were
held in accordance with the rules of democratic participation,
in addition to which there was a lower degree of voter absten-
tion, at least less than that initially predicted by the surveys
Our peoples have made progress in terms of the mecha-
nisms used in political battles, casting aside the violence em-
ployed in previous years in such manifestations. An apprecia-
tion for peace and civic awareness has taken root within the
region and these facilitate dialogue for the establishment of ma-
jor agreements for the benefit of the nation.
In this respect, more and more leaders are seen to be openly
committed to the struggle for the Rule of Law to prevail, re-
spect for human rights and the fight against corruption.
The economy has shown relative growth rates that may be
considered significant, but they have been unable to overcome
the profound abyss of social inequality that severely affects
the masses in this part of the world; thus the fight against pov-
erty and marginalisation remains a top priority.
One of the most immediate consequences of this situation
involving growth without development is emigration, which has
been a response by significant and dynamic social sectors of
the population that resort to this option in seeking individual
solutions for the problems that affect them. Emigration has in-
creased drastically in terms of the number of persons and des-
tinations, bringing with it the consequences of uncertainty for
emigrants, since it puts them at risk of even losing their lives.
The environment continues to be one of the main causes
for concern, given the high vulnerability of most of our territo-
ries to natural phenomena. Fortunately, the forecasts predicted

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

for this area in 2006 did not materialise, since undoubtedly, a
season more intense than that experienced in 2005 would have
been catastrophic for the Greater Caribbean.
However, that does not mean we are out of the woods, since
each year we are destined to face such eventualities.
It is expected that with the advancements made by institu-
tions specialising in this field, they could continue to draw closer
to one another to strengthen important coordination mechanisms
in order for them to work together, not only for natural disas-
ter prevention, but also for mitigation.
Trade and tourism, indeed the two most dynamic and es-
sential sectors for most of the countries of the area, have not
reached the levels of development that they have the potential
to achieve; thus, working toward achieving this is a top prior-
Most countries have signed free trade treaties, whether with
another country or in the framework of integration schemes,
but the process of decision making within the multilateral con-
text still has to be reinforced, since even our countries have not
fully integrated this system into their regular practices.
We should be happy to have the Association of Caribbean
States, which continues to be an excellent space for concerted
action, in order for progress to be made in achieving develop-
ment and building a culture of peace.
Let's work so that 2007 could help us fulfil such noble
objectives and also achieve greater institutional strength
as well as greater Caribbean awareness.

(** Dr. Rubin Silie Valdez is the Secretary General of
the Association of Caribbean States. The views expressed are
not necessarily the official views of the ACS. Comments can
be sent to:
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I slept and dreamed that life was a beauty;
I woke and found that life was duty;
Was my dream, then, a shadowy lie?
Toil on, sad heart, courageously,
And thou shalt find thy dream
A noonday light and truth to thee

Ellen Hooper, "Beauty and Duty"

FROM time immemorial
dreams have fascinated man-
kind. Speculations abound as
to their process and func-
It is suggested it may be the
soul wandering, visits from an
external god, peering into the fu-
ture, the malfunction of an over-
fed stomach and so on. Some
scholars give equal significance
to the sleeping mind and the
waking mind and say that
dreams are doors between the
inner and outer worlds of the
The Chinese philosopher
Chuang Tsu pioneered the ques-
tion of whether he was a man
dreaming he was a butterfly. or
a butterfly dreaming he was a
man. These questions have never
been satisfactorily answered.
The distinction between reality
and illusion remains.
The problem with dream
interpretation is that too often
historically it has been used to
predict the future in popular
mythology. In the Bible Joseph
predicted seven years of famine.
when the seven lean cows eat up
the fat cows.
The ancient Greeks ques-
tioned which was most real -
waking reality or dreaming real-
ity. Socrates would ask if this
moment is our sleeping reality
or waking reality and what is
the proof.
English novelist Gerald
Bullet conceived of the idea
that each one of us lead a
double life sleeping and
waking and these are two as-
pects of the same process -
each one is an integral part of
us. These are two self-con-
tained rooms with a swing
door between them.
The philosopher
Schopenhauer calls life and
dreams leaves of the same book
and says there was no distinc-
tion between their nature.
Helen Keller's childhood ill-
ness left her deaf and blind. She
reported little distinction be-
tween waking and sleeping in
"The World I Live In". a book
about her dream life when she
visited foreign lands, conversing
with people whose language she
had never heard. "Thoughts are
imported to us far above over
ordinary thinking". The dream-
ing self for her was far more
vivid than the waking self.
Like Helen Keller. Frederick
Greenwood, the editor of the
Pall Mall Gazette saw his dream
powers as "the power of inven-
tion" and thus cannot be
equalled with our waking mo-
English physicians were
concerned that the waking life
has too many restrictions. The
dream life has removed such re-
strictions. It is the road to ihe

"The infinite can only be
that which stretches far beyond
the boundaries of our own per-
The time element in dream
is infinite and this is evident
more clearly in the so-called
"primitive cultures". For Afri-
can cultures, the past, present
and future are intermingled in-
tricately because they have
fewer restrictions and inhibi-
Time is an eternal riddle and
with no temporal anchoring
point. The present has no du-
ration, the past ceases to exist,
the future has not yet started.
We know that yesterday's im-
possibilities become today's
possibilities and tomorrow's
The problem of the modern
Western mind is that it does not
pay much attention to the inter-
nal mind, its landscapes, nor its
Sigmund Freud, the Aus-
trian psychoanalyst, made the
unconscious the foundation of
his theory. His study of hyp-

nosis was a significant influence
on his writings on the uncon-
scious and his "The Interpreta-
tion of Dreams". While Freud
attributed much of the dream to
some aspects of one's sexuality,
he viewed dreams as a release

of tension and anxieties created
by the waking self.
He saw two aspects of
dream the manifest content

is what one remembers and re-
calls; the latent content is the
disguised representation of
one's true thoughts and emo-
tions, those which have been
denied gratification because they
have been consciously re-
pressed as unacceptable to con-
Because dreams are the
product of the unconscious,
representation of the reality
comes in symbols. For Sigmund
Freud a stack or branch in pipe
would be a penis, a pond or a
dish is the female genital.
When feelings are repressed
and denied expression, they will
take on different forms to find
an outlet. Symbols which are ac-
ceptable even come in the form
of nightmares.
When we are doubtful of
success, we find ourselves
running, yet not moving fast
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Scotland's Unhappy 300th

By Gwynne Dyer

sion documentary to mark
the 300th anniversary of
Scotland's union with En-
gland is called "A Chip on
Each Shoulder," which pretty
much sums up the attitude of
the Scots towards England.
Britain will get a Scotsman
as prime minister when Gordon
Brown takes over from Tony
Blair this spring, but when Scot-
land votes in May for its own
devolved parliament, there is a
good chance that the separatists
of the Scottish National Party
will win the most seats.
It won't necessarily mean
the break-up of Britain. Even
if the SNP comes in first, it
would certainly have to form a
coalition government with the
Liberal Democrats.
And even if almost half the
people in Scotland vote for the
SNP, it doesn't mean that they
all want independence: voting
for the SNP is the only practi-
cal way to get rid of the current
Labour-Liberal Democrat coali-
tion, which has long outworn its
welcome. Still, it would be an
odd way to celebrate the 300th
anniversary of the union.
It was on 16 January, 1707
that the Scottish parliament
passed the Act of Union and put
an end to itself, but the union
with England wasn't popular
then either. The two countries
had shared a king ever since
James VI of Scotland succeeded
the childless Queen Elizabeth as
James I of England in 1603.
In the following year he
started calling himself "King of
Great Britain," resurrecting the
old Latin name for the island,

but the two countries stayed
separate for another century.
Scotland's reluctance was
understandable, since it has al-
ways only had about a tenth of
England's population. It had its
own history, its own- laws, its
own version of the Protestant
faith (Presbyterianism), and no
desire to be swamped by the
richer and more numerous En-
glish. It could only be bribed
into voting for union after finan-
cial disaster befell a large part of
the Scottish bourgeoisie and
gentry at the start of the 18th
Jealous of England's grow-
ing overseas empire, the Scot-
tish elite had persuaded them-
selves that Scotland also needed
a colony in the New World, and
invested heavily in a scheme to
create one in Darien (Panama).
It failed disastrously, having
consumed about a quarter of
Scotland's investment capital,
and many of the most influen-
tial people in Scotland faced
ruin. Whereupon the English
parliament offered to make good
their losses if Scotland agreed to
union and of course these
were precisely the people who
dominated the Scottish parlia-
Scotland kept its own legal
and educational systems, but
what emerged from the negotia-
tions was not a federal state; it
was a unitary state with strong
Scottish representation in the
new "British" parliament in
London. Most ordinary Scot-
tish people rejected the union as
a sell-out a mob rioted and
held Glasgow for a month -
but they literally didn't have a
vote on the matter. And in the
long run, the resentment died

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down, because the Act of Union
gave the Scots equal access to
the rapidly expanding British
For over two hundred
years, most Scots saw the em-
pire as their own and prospered
greatly from it, though they al-
ways had a chip on their shoul-
der about the English. Then the
empire came to an end, Britain's
power went into relative decline,
and Scottish dissatisfaction
with the union with England
started to grow.
The rise of the SNP has
been driven not by oppression
or exploitation Scotland gets
almost 20 per cent more public
spending per capital than En-
gland but just by a vague,
pervasive sense of grievance.
From P.G. Wodehouse ("It
has never been difficult to dis-
tinguish between a Scotsman
with a grievance and a ray of
sunshine") down to the present,
this has given rise to a litany of
patronising English jokes about
the petulant Scots. ("How can
you tell when a plane from
Scotland arrives at an English
airport? They switch off the en-
gines and the whining doesn't
But now, apart from the
budget subsidy, there's no par-
ticular reason for Scotland to
stay in the United Kingdom.
Most English people don't
care much about that one way
or the other, but the Labour
Party certainly does, because a
parliament elected solely in En-
gland would have an almost
perpetual Conservative major-
That's why Tony Blair's
Labour government resurrected
Scotland's own parliament in

1999 after almost 300 years. He
"devolved" power over health,
education and most other do-
mestic matters in Scotland to
the newly created Scottish Ex-
ecutive but Scotland kept all
of its (mostly Labour) MPs in
the parliament down in London
The idea of devolution was
to kill separatism, but it also
gave the Scottish Nats a chance
to govern Scotland. The SNP
has promised a referendum on
independence if it wins power
this May. It reassures nervous
voters that an independent Scot-

land would still be safely con-
tained within the European
It argues that revenues from
North Sea oil (most of Britain's
share would end up on Scottish-
owned seabed) would make up
for the subsidies from English
taxpayers. It could win and
then things would get quite ex-
citing for a time.
But the North Sea oil is rap-
idly running out, and the Scots
are a cautious, prudent people,
so the excitement is unlikely to
end in actual separation.
Much Ado About Nothing,

you might say.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.)

-T *1 S

By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

SOMEONE once told a par-
able that so describes the pre-
dicament of the church in so-
ciety today.
It was told that one day a
circus came to town and pitched
their tent a few miles outside of
When it passed through the
town, the clowns were clown-
ing to promote the circus. They
made people laugh, for that was
what they were supposed to
do. Their painted faces and
funny activities were mere fa-
cades and lies. Nobody takes a
clown seriously.
One day the clowns came
to town with their circus cos-

tumes and
painted faces
and cried:
Fire! Fire!
Fire! The
circus tents
had caught
afire and
they were
people to
help them
put the fire
T h e
people sim-
ply laughed. The louder they
shouted, the more the people
laughed. Because the clowns
were stereotyped beings, even
when they were serious no one
believed them.
One of the tragedies of this
age is that people don't seem to
take the church seriously, both
the common folks and people in
authority. Stereotyping can be
very dangerous not only for
those who are being perceived
in a certain light, but also for
those who make the mistake of
prejudging and marginalizing a
certain group.
In the context of the church,
history bares the record of many
who have found out, quite pain-
fully, that the church should not
be taken for granted, irrespec-
tive of the socio-cultural percep-
tions which prevail.
Against a backdrop of nega-
tive societal attitudes, decreas-
ing status, increased bigotry
from many against the church,
the hardening of the political
process to the church's influ-
ence, what should be the re-
sponse of the church?
Mitthew 5:14, Jesus
preached.on how man and
woman should live and what the
world ought to be. He provides
the blueprint that continues to
be valid across two millennia. In
the midst of moral darkness; he
points man to a "city on a hill
that msti riot be hidden". Jesus,
in explaining the mission of this
"city on a hill", used such illus-
trations as salt, light and leaven,
to represent the mandate of the
Godly nen and women in a de-
generate society.
The task at hand, therefore,
is to understand how the
church, "city on a hill". is to
function in relation to its man-,

date in engaging and transform-
ing society. The question is
why is this so necessary?
Well, the church has be-
come so privatized, over-spiri-
tualized and etherealized that it
has lost its saltiness in a decay-
ing world. It further blackens the
darkness that blankets the lands.
Rodney Clapp, in his writings,
A Peculiar People, said "The
church is so church-centred that
it has become sectarian and
This results in a kind of
withdrawn Christian 'tribalism'.
The sad reality is that many,
who embrace Christianity as
their religion, do not have a clue
of the mission and mandate of
the church as far as its social re-
sponsibilities are concerned.
Many Christians are in God's
'secret service', afraid to dis-
charge or ignorant of their re-
sponsibility to public life. 'he
church's first responsibility to
public life, I would want to sug-
gest, is to preserve life, and to
preserve those institutions that
support life and offer it dignity.
This clearly shows that the
church has a much greater re-
sponsibility than just praying
and having services. Please do
not interpret this as an attempt
to trivialize or minimize the im-
portance of the spiritual disci-
plines. I, more than anyone else,
know the value of these things
in my life.
However, we must recog-
nize that, the wise man Solomon
did remind us that there is a
time for everything. There is a
time to pray and have services.
and there is a time to get out
there and act.
The fact to be recognized
is: there is no moral hiding

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PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said the government
will continue to examine and make adjustments as appro-
priate to the VAT regime, to ensure a smoother transition
and to avoid negative impact on consumers.
In a statement, he said:
"I wish to make reference to my New Year's message in
which I had stated to the nation that with the implementation
of the VAT our tax administration would be made much fairer,
efficient and transparent.
This new tax reform measure will improve tax administra-
tion through replacing six taxes with the VAT and is intended
to be revenue-neutral.
I further indicated that while some prices will see increases.
a significant amount of goods should either experience no change
in the price or see reduction because the government has zero-
rated these items or reduced the taxes from 30% to 16%. I fur-
ther expressed concerns that some elements of the business com-
munity may not pass on these benefits to consumers.
Two weeks into implementation we have observed that some
of these concerns were justified. While some responsible elements
of the private sector have sought to pass on the benefits of lower
taxes to the consumer and we commend them for this. others
have used various justifications for not passing on these benefits.
Some are claiming that they need to clear old stocks before
the consumers will experience lower prices, while others have
no justification for the excessive prices charged as in the case
of increase of prices on zero-rated items.
For example, we have been told by one bakery that the price
of a loaf of bread sold to his wholesaler before and after VAT re-
mained at $152, and that the price paid before VAT by the retail-
ers to the consumer was $180. That price has now risen in some
cases to $22Q. Since bread is zero-rated, this is totally unjustified.
Various ministries of the Government, including Finance,
Trade and Tourism and Industry, and the Guyana Revenue Au-
thority will continue to monitor the situation and intensify their
education and public relations campaign to the public, so that
they will be more informed about the application of VAT.
We will continue to examine and make adjustments as ap-
propriate to the VAT regime, to ensure a smoother transition
and to avoid negative impact on consumers.
Currently we are seeking to make adjustments espe-
cially in areas impacting local manufacturing, selected food
items and local air travel."

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By Shawnel Cudjoe
hancement Initiative Com-
mittee has embarked on sev-
eral projects, including plac-
ing garbage bins at strategic
locations, to ensure
Georgetown looks its best for
Cricket World Cup.
The committee, which is
made of up Georgetown busi-
ness owners, Friday held a press
conference at the John
Fernandes Terminal, Water
Street, to update the media on
what it has been doing so far.
The committee was initiated
last September by Managing Di-
rector of John Fernandes. Mr.
Chris Fernandes. after the
Mayor and City Council ap-
pealed to businesses to aid in
the plans to clean up the city.
Fernandes said plans are in
place to begin placing the bins
around the city from tomorrow.
He said the 200 bins will be ac-
quired at a cost of $10M and
the Guyana Telephone and Tele-
graph Company (GT&T) has
indicated its willingness to fund
20 of these.
According to Fernandes. al-
though there are bins around the
city, because of the structure, it
is quite easy for persons of uin-
sound mind to rummage through
them and dump the contents
outside. He said the new model

bins will be cemented to the
ground and will be constrained
by a chain and that will make
the removal of the contents
very difficult.
Fernandes said the group
will be working with the Solid
Waste Management Department
of the Georgetown Mayor and
City Council (M&CC) in deter-
mining where the bins are
placed and having them emptied
"We are assured that ar-
rangements are being put in
place to clear these bins on a
daily basis," he said. He added
that if this is not done, it would
defeat the purpose of having
them installed.
Plans also include doing
temporary repairs to the ven-
dors' mall to try and make it
more pleasing to the eyes of
visitors so that they can have a
better impression of the city,
Fernandes said.
He pointed out that this is
only a short term initiative and
Central Government will have
to decide at a later time what ac-
tions to take.

The area behind the Na-
tional Museum is expected to
be transformed into an enter-
tainment site and Fernandes said
they are working with the Min-
istry of Culture, Youth and
Sport to host cultural activities
there during the off days of
He urged that the City
Council look at the problems of
traffic lights and mini-bus park-
ing because everything must be
done to ensure visitors' safety
and security.
Committee member, Mr. Vic
Insanally said they are seeking
the financial support of a num-
ber of city businesses and as-
sured that all monies will be ac-
counted for. He said an account
has been opened at Republic
Bank for persons who wish to
make a contribution.
He said extensive landscap-
ing works are ongoing to en-
hance several areas and medians
in the city are also being im-
proved as part of the initiative.
Republic Bank and the New
Building Society (NBS) will be
installing lighting and repairing

four bridges along Avenue of the
Republic at a cost of $2.7M.
Insanally said the works will be
done by KK Construction Com-
pany and efforts will be made
to keep the historic metal work
of the bridges.
Works will also be done to
areas bordered by Church Street,
Avenue of the Republic,
Hadfield Street and the
Demerara River.
Mayor of Georgetown, Mr.
Hamilton Green, said the com-
mittee should be commended
for the initiative and urged oth-
ers to join because it is not pos-
sible for the state and the city
to undertake all the works.
He urged citizens to de-
sist from dumping garbage in
canals and alleyways and let
the city remain clean.

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shafts, etc.) for sale

Persons interested in inspecting the materials can visit
the Committee's Bond at Lot 45 Cowpen Street, Eccles,
East Bank Demerara on any day Monday to Friday,
between 09:00 h and 12:00 h. Telephone No. 226-

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelope bearing
no identification of the Tenderers and should be marked
"Tender for Scrap Iron" and submitted by 10:00 h on
February 2, 2007 and addressed to The Chairman,
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Committee, 87 Duke & Barrack Streets, Kingston,

The successful Tenderer must pay the full amount
within 48 hours of being advised that his/her Tender has
been accepted and all materials must be removed,
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Education have the following vacancy within the Department of


Qualifications and experience required:
A Degree in Education Administration or Public Administration
and at least five (5) years experience at a supervisory level in
the field of Education Administration

A Degree in Education plus a minimum of five (5) years post
training experience with at least two (2) years experience in a
Senior Administrative capacity in the teaching institution.
A Bachelors' Degree from the University of Guyana or any
University or College recognized by the Government of Guyana
as an institution of higher learning plus at least seven (7) years
supervisory experience, two (2) years of which should be at the
level of Education Officer 11 or an equivalent grade.

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transferred by the Public Service Commission to any other Region on
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February 16, 2007.

12 --SUNDAY CHRONICLE January '4, 26007 '


spread the word
TRAINERS from Cricket World Cup Volunteers who are In-
telligent, Bold, Bright, Enthusiastic and Sensational (CWC
VIBES) yesterday began a two-day training seminar for 350
local volunteers.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony, who
is also the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), in
declaring the training session open said volunteerism helps with a,
person's integration into society. Mp
Speaking to the volunteers in the Queen's College auditorium,
Anthony expressed pleasure with the number of persons who have
indicated their interest in the training and said they will make an
impression on the thousands of tourists expected here beginning 7
According to the minister, because of the overwhelming re-
sponse the volunteer programme has received, the ministry has em-
barked on the Guyana Volunteer Programme.
He said 1,000 persons are being targeted and so far 300 have A&
been successfully recruited. Another 200 has been short-listed. e
The minister said these persons will be working along with the
CWC volunteers for the event. .
He pointed out that preparations for the event have come a
long way and he is confident the country will be ready. .- 7 A
"We are very confident that at this stage we will be ready to
host Cricket World Cup in Guyana," Anthony declared.
Topics being covered in the seminar include functioning
as a team, organising yourself in the workplace, risk and safety IN TRAINING: some of the volunteers at the opening of the two-day training workshop yesterday. (Photo, courtesy
measures, rights and responsibilities and service excellence. Government Information Agency)
Government Information Agency)
4 Minister projects:

SGP Mash to.

be bigger

interrup ions this year
MORE colourful floats are expected to take to the streets
nr( netr m maintenance] on February 23 this year when Guyana celebrates
TUEDA m a n e a c *wMashramani which is expected to be larger than in previ-
TUESDAY DEMERARA- EBD McDboom, Agricola, Eccles, Bagotstown, ous years.
JANUARY 16 Republic Park, Nandy Park, Mocha Arcadia The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport's Mash Com-
STucville well, Sophia well. South Ruimveldt east of Penny Lane mittee recently held discussions with several designers to out-
Festival City, North Ruimveldt 08:00 to 17:00 h line some of the plans for Mash preparations this year, the Gov-
BERBICE No. 68 Village to Moleson Creek 08:00 to 16:00 h ernment Information Agency (GINA) said.
It reported that at a press conference Friday at the Minis-
try of Culture Youth and Sport, Minister Frank Anthony said
WEDNESDAY DEMERARA- EBD Industrial Site to Agricola 0:00 to 16:00 h a major area of concern for the designers is the high cost likely
JANUARY 17 BERBICE Islington to Koorbradth 08:00 to 16:00 h to be incurred in importing costume materials as a result of the
Value Added Tax (VAT) system.
THURSDAY DEMERARA Robb St. bet. Alexander & Wellington Sts. According to GINA, Anthony said the designers were as-
JANUARY 18 Regent St. bet. King & Alexander Sts. sured by Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Au-
Croal St. bet Camp & Smyth Sts. thority (GRA), Mr. Khurshid Sattaur, who was also at the meet-
SCamp St bet Church and Brickdam 08:00 t 17:00 h ing, that there will be no pressure on them.
Camp St bet. Church and Brickdam 08:00 to 17:00 h Activities, including calypso, chutney and steel pan corn-
Robbstwn incl. Fogartys & Republic Bank 08:00 t 11:00 h petitions, masquerade and children's events and many of the
Cummingsburg bet. Thomas & Cummings Sts. 08:00 to 12:00 h previous activities are listed for this year with a few additions.
North Cummingburg to Camp St 08:00 to 12:00 h The adult calypso competition will feature a special seg-
EBD Craig to Diamond, Herstelling to Providence 08:00 to 16:00 h ment on HIV/AIDS. This was introduced through the National
BERBICE Black Bush Polder 08:00 to 16:00 h AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) and already 20
.calypsonians have qualified, GINBA reported.
This segment will require a separate entry form and a new
LL YU L L W calibre of judges. Cash prizes up to $200,000 will be at stake.
Additionally, a Mash concert is set for Mabaruma,. Region
One (Barima/Waini), and Mahdia. Region Eight (Potaro/Saparuni)
which will include Soca, calypso and chutney performances.
Region Seven (CuyunulMazaruni) will also be hosting Mash
fiesta, children's regional and calypso competitions, best kept
school and buildings and a beach futim day activities, among oth-
HA GE.S vi.s.rsMany of these will be hosted during the annual regatta.cel-
RF,.- ebration in April which is anticipated to attract some of the
visitors who will be in Guyana for Cricket World Cup (CWC).
F O R. The semi-final and finals of the chutney competition will
return this year to Berbice and Essequibo, respectively.
You ow r uChutney Coordinator, Mr. Neaz Subhan said more than 20
Your pow er .req.uirem e participants applied to participate in the event.
willi c se ifyou install: -Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Shakti
i is- Strings Orchestra and a special category of awards will go to par-
Air conditioning units ticipait who arc credited as promising artistes. GINA reported.
Uilvg Ilugt will be home to thie masquerade band competition, an
Additional refrigerators or microwave ovens a form which the Minist, ol Culture Youth and Spoi feels is
losing its glaniour and which it intends to revive, the agency said.
Water heater The Mash Committee. it said. recently hosted a masquer-
n I: ade workshop in Bartica and will continue this outreach in other
t regions.
Fans other cooling devices Several companies and agencies such as Guyana Tele-
phone and Telegraph (GlT&T) Demerara Distillers Lim-
ited (DDL) and Ansa Meal will continue their support of
.. ,the republic anniversary celebrations this year. the agency
bh ebsaid h-' ..e..-i.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January ( 1.42007

VAT price drops not as

quickly as expected

Added Tax (VAT) is proving to
be a bit challenging for con-
sumers and the government as
some businesses are using the
new tax system for extra profit
gains, and projected price de-
creases on selected goods are
not happening as quickly as
anticipated, the Government
Information Agency (GINA)
said yesterday.
The agency reported that in
a statement, President Bharrat
Jagdeo said: "We need to ad-
dress this, we will review the
situation and next week we
probably will be making some
adjustments. That is what we
said at the beginning. We will
implement VAT, monitor its
implementation until we have a
functioning system that does
not bring too much burden on
the consuming public."
According to GINA, he said
the government through the
Guyana Revenue Authority
(GRA) and the Ministry of Fi-
nance, since YAT's introduction,
has been closely monitoring the
new taxation system as it un-
folds and the feedback is mixed.
"We are very pleased that
the system seems to be settling
down now, although there are
many areas of concern and we
have expressed these concerns

prior to the introduction of
VAT. The biggest fear of the
government at that time was
that the adjustments we are
making to many of the taxes
paid before by consumers,
would be at a lower rate and that
benefits would not pass through
to the consuming public. Many
of their fears and concerns are
justified because we have seen
a lot of items not reflecting
those downward changes."
President Bharrat Jagdeo said.
GINA said the Head of
State in his New Year's message
to the nation and at other pre-
vious fora had predicted that un-
scrupulous businesses would
have hiked their prices.
"My big concern is that un-
scrupulous businesses may
want to charge Value Added Tax
on the old prices which would
have already included the hidden
taxes that you are paying," the
President had told Guyanese. In
this light, he had warned that
they be vigilant against this tak-
ing place, GINA said.
"Many people are putting
it down to transitional changes
and that finally after the next
month or two prices should
start to settle down. The busi-
ness community has been say-
ing they have old stocks and
when these go there should be

lower prices for many com-
He said over the past
couple of days he has had meet-
ings with representatives of
several businesses.
"What we have found in
some cases is very encouraging,"
President Jagdeo said, citing the
example of the cost of bread at
one of the larger bread compa-
nies in the country. "Bakewell
said they have retained their
wholesale prices of $152 and
the recommended selling price

is $180 so there is no price
change to the retailers."
According to GINA, he said
despite the price remaining the
same some people have been re-
tailing a loaf for $200 and in
some cases $220.
"There is no justification
for this. They do not have ad-
ditional cost, bread is zero
rated," the Head of State said
adding. "We are also very con-
cerned about the movement in
the price of basic food stuff
with protein. In some markets

the prices for meat did not
move much but in the super-
markets that have the 16 per
cent VAT we have seen some
upward movement."
GINA said he explained that
this has led to a number of con-
sumers reverting to the informal
market place instead of pur-
chasing meat products at super-
President Jagdeo said con-
cerns have been expressed about
the cost of school uniforms.
"We have to examine that

...the tax came down on cloth-
ing from 30 to 16 per cent so
the price of,;. should
fall," the Head of State ex-
He said the government will
also look at the issue of interior
travel to ensure the impact on the
hinterland community is minimal.
GINA said the Head of
State concluded, "I hope that
the public does not let itself
be ripped off because many
people have been using the
introduction of VAT to push
their profit margin and to
raise their prices in an unjus-
tified fashion. We have to be
vigilant about that but we will
review the situation and make
adjustments as we go along."

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By Hubert Williams
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -
Winter's arms were warm and
welcoming as I arrived in New
York and Boston during the
Yuletide Season: some days
the mercury touched mid-60s,
and reached as high as 72 de-
grees F. in New York last Sat-
urday (Jan 6). Bright sun-
shine, some un-seasonal flow-
ers and green lawns helped to
create a Caribbean-esque
landscape, despite the fact that
large trees were spectacularly
bereft of foliage.
This environment was a joy
to me, but may well have caused
further concern to former U.S.

inconvenient trut

Vice-President Albert Gore,
who, since his stint alongside
President Bill Clinton, has de-
veloped into the world's fore-
most spokesman/activist on
greenhouse gases, global warm-
ing, climate change, and their con-
sequences. These days he intro-
duces himself thus (humorously
but with angst): "I am Al Gore.
I used to be the next President
of the United States."
Through his new role over
recent years and the passion and
commitment demonstrated in his
book "An Inconvenient Truth"
(Barnes & Noble, 2006) and
documentary of the same name,
the premiere of which I was
privileged to see in Boston last

Summer, Americans have had an-
other opportunity to measure the
mettle of the man they almost
made President in 2000 until Fate
and Florida conspired to place
George W. Bush in the White
(Mind you, the Supreme
Court's verdict to end the crisis
was an act with which I had
agreed, because during what
seemed like aeons after polling
day, the indecisiveness of this
most powerful nation on earth, the
acclaimed bastion of democracy,
had made it the laughing stock of
the world; and I had thought that,
as Fidel Castro said of himself on
October 16, 1953 during his trea-
son trial, history will absolve the

then Chief Justice.)
As Bill Clinton acknowl-
edged in his memoirs "My
Life" published in 2004, Al
Gore was the most involved,
active, widely travelled and ef-
fective U.S. Vice-President in
the history of that office. The
high quality of his production
reflects the access he has had
to places, sources, scientists,
satellites and powerful politi-
cal leaders around the globe;
which other independent docu-
mentary producers and jour-
nalists, however well con-
nected, cannot.
According to its website
last week, Mr. Gore's film is
now playing in cinemas across

36 countries worldwide; and a
DVD version is already available
to householders at retail outlets
in the U.S. It is directed by
Davis Guggenheim, with produc-
ers Laurie David, Lawrence
Ebender and Scott Z. Bums.
Were I to share with him the
pleasures of my Yuletide travels
along the U.S. cast coast, he
would no doubt extrapolate the
joys of my experiences into the
woes of an endangered world.
This article proceeds in two
phases: my observations and
analyses relating to the good
weather's impact and effects;
and the scenario of dangerously
changing cycles to which those
'impacts and effects' are con-
nected and which Mr. Gore had
both anticipated, and fears.
Keyanna Fisher, 8, in wide-
eyed wonderment at the sight of
the cloudless sunlit sky, the
lovely flowers and lush green
lawns in New York, asked her

sister, Mrs. Walterine (Wendy)
Sears of London's East Ham dis-
trict, has, with consternation,
watched her roses, camellias and
fuchsias bud in December, and
the bulbs of small perennials,
having been fooled below ground
by the warmth, begin to push
their greenery above ground pre-
maturely. On the U.S. east
coast, it is much the same expe-
rience as bright colours decorate
the grounds of homes where
normally the whiteness of snow
If such be the wintertime
plight of small home gardeners,
imagine the trauma facing big
commercial botanical producers
who have been caught with un-
marketable false starts this
month and will surely encounter
major difficulties with unsatis-
factory blooms in the springtime.
With domestic (meaning
British) horticulturists likely to
face such peculiar difficulties,


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grandfather Denis Fisher, a long- 2007 may well be a year of great
time employee of the accounting splendour and numerous gold
giant Deloitte's: "Grandpa... is medals for Caribbean, especially
it Spring?" To which he replied: Barbadian, participants/entries at
"No, darling. It is still Winter". the Annual Chelsea Flower Show
And in a remark that belied her in London, arguably the most ex-
age, the diminutive ballet dancer travagant and prestigious in the
exclaimed: "I don't know what world.
is happening in the world Take too the weather's im-
today!"...And grand-dad said, pact on human health: spores
sagely, quietly, almost as if to spawned in summertime and
himself..."It is written that we which pollute the air in the multi-
shall see signs and trillions during Fall would natu-
wonders...Signs and wonders." rally meet their end in winter's
An explanation for my shirt- cold; but not really so this time.
sleeves-and-summer-pants attire A great proportion seemedlfb
in New York at year-end came have survived down to
on January 10 from centres in December's end, in consequence
the U.S. who are competent to of which, hospitals have been re-
so declare, that preliminary es- porting increasing numbers of
timates show 2006 to have been patients with spore-linked .ller-
the warmest/hottest year on gies and related other respiratory
record d; which means that the 11 problems.
hottt st years since record-keep- The origins of the Avian Fit
ing began have all occurred in the and West Nile viruses have alst
last '5 years. been related to global waning.
'ie heat level during 2006 and mosquitoes which prolifer-,
has )us outstripped the previ- ate in the lower warm, moist el-
ous i cord, in 2005, when an es- vironments are increasingly able
tima *d 35,000 people in North to ascend and bite at will in the
Am, ica and Western Europe warming higher altitudes.
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INICLE January 14, 2007

h about

Further, an un-estimated vol- three-day stay with the Owen/
ume of high-cost winter wear Dawn McPherson/Olivia
which in normal times would al- McCammon family; then a com-
ready have been warming buyers' fortable 5-hour return journey to
bodies, even in late Fall, was still Boston.
languishing in wholesale and re- In many places could be
tail outlets when the Christmas seen mountainous storage stocks
bells began to ring and even after of salt and sand, with which,
the glittering New Year's Ball had yearly, city administrations
dropped at Times Square. battle the snow to keep high-
The past week has seen bar- ways and streets clear and rela-
gain-hunters cashing in on mon- lively skid-free and safe. They
ster sales of winter wear (up to still loom large on some land-
75% price reduction) so that scapes like sleeping volcanoes,
stocks might be cleared from the revered but un-feared.
racks, shelves and stands, for the Big retail outlets such as
time is now to expose the 2007 Home Depot, COSCO's and
Spring fashions to the market- Wal-Mart have been caught with
place. substantial stocks on hand but
Effects of the weather phe- few buyers, because driveways
nomenon are also evident in the and sidewalks (particularly in
petroleum industry in two very New York where home-owners
special ways: the demand for are responsible for clearing snow
heating oil was drastically lower from the sidewalk width of their
than is the norm. Indeed, I have property) have remained warm
visited some places in Boston and dry well into January.
and New York where there These phenomena will not
confound Al Gore. In fact, he an-
I ticipated the continued changes
in weather cycles, and 2006 will
strengthen his contention that the
moral imperatives on the world's
great societies to make big
S changes in old habits are now in-
S. escapable.
As Winston Churchill had
declared on November 12, 1936
as the German military machine
was mobilizing and war clouds
gathered over Europe, so did At
Gore quote in his film: "The era
of procrastination, of half mea-
sures, of soothing and baffling
expedients, of delays, is coming
to its close. In its place we are
entering a period of conse-
The U.S. does not deny that
its status as industrial colossus,
with an unquenchable appetite
for fossil fuels, makes it the prin-
cipal polluter, accounting for
About 45% of total global emis-
^sion of greenhouse gases, and
Gore's statistics show there is
s international consensus that
such emission/pollution has
ds of sunshine and warmth. caused most of the increased
warming in the world over the
seemed no need for artificial heat last 50 years. Yet the U.S. Gov-
neither night nor day, thus a con- ernment stands in isolation
siderable saving on the house- firmly against an embrace of the
holders' accustomed budget. Kyoto Protocol, hammered out
Also, petrol prices at the in Japan in 1997 which maps
pump plummeted, to hover at an out an international strategy for
average $2.25 per gallon, from ameliorating the problem.
what would have been considered Major and disturbing
an astronomical $3.00-plus a year changes, with melting ice-caps,
previously; though in this regard, crashing glaciers, and increas-
operational losses overall cannot ingly warm waters have been ob-
be presumed, because substan- served on all continents. Mount
tially increased vehicular travel Kilimanjaro in northeast Tanza-
might have mitigated any income nia is markedly different from its
dip resulting from the lowered appearance in 1977, the geogra-
pump price; so that the oil indus- phy of Glacier National Park in
try which seldom loses in any the state of Montana is altered,
scenario will continue to see ri- as are the highlands of Nepal in
diculously spiralling profits and the Himalayas, the Italian Alps,
multi-million-dollar bonuses at as well as in some regions of the
the top. South American Andes, espe-
The U.S. roads, indisputably cially the Patagonian territory in
the.most expansive network in Argentina and Chile.
the world, were unusually clogged In recent weeks the interna-
with private vehicles over the 06/ tional media have carried reports
07 holiday season, and highway of similar geographic occurrences
travel, especially, got an A-plus. in Alaska, other areas of the fro-
Householders, even babes-in- zen Arctic North, Canada, China,
arms, revelled in the un-seasonal Greenland, Iceland, Switzerland,
warmth. and elsewhere. Some of the pen-
In my family's case, we insula ice shelves in Antarctica
drove in two vehicles (a 6-month- ..nearl 5J0 m, higharue breaking
old in one, a 6-week old in h settce- tflelarg-
other) from Boston, Massachu-* ArctWcralkedin half
setts to Manalapan, New% Jerse) in 2002, astonishing scientists.
to a sumptuous Xmas dinner and By Al Gore's reckoning (of


course, based on high-quality re-
search and scientific study), the
extent of the world's sea-ice con-
tent in the Arctic has diminished
by 1.5 million sq km in the past
35 years... "The ice caps help to
bounce/reflect heat off the earth's
surface, and as they are reduced,
the earth warms faster... Global
warming causes not only more
floods but also more droughts;
not only increases precipitation
worldwide, but also relocates
"Temperature increase is tak-
ing place all over the world, in-
cluding in the oceans. Of course,
when the oceans get warmer there
is greater intensity in the storms.
It had been said it was impos-


sible to have hurricane in the
South Atlantic and in the same
year a hurricane hit eastern
Brazil." (Catarina in March
"There has always been
seasonal melting, but not like to-
day. Because of what is hap-
pening in Greenland today the
map of the world would need
to be redrawn.
"We must prepare against
major threats other than terror-
"We are witnessing a colli-
sion between our civilization
and the earth, and there are
three factors that are causing
this collision: (a) population -
in 1945 there were 2.3 billion

people; now in 2007, 6.5 billion;
(b) increasing pressure on the
earth through forestry denuda-
tion, especially in the develop-
ing countries; and (c) the scien-
tific and technological revolu-
Old habits plus old tech-
nology is equal to predictable
consequences; old habits plus
new technology can have dra-
matically altered consequences;
new habits plus new technol-
ogy can lead to a reversal of
the earth's physical and envi-
ronmental deterioration and
the survival of our species, in-
deed all species.:
Al Gore's final caution
was: don't be daunted by the

current lack of political will, es-
pecially in the U.S., for political
will is a renewable resource, i.e.
governments come and govern-
ments go, and so do presidents.
From what has been pro-
vided by Al Gore and scien-
tists all over, there is abun-
dant evidence that the
weather cycle is indeed
changing, and I know that
warm Boston in December is
an aberration, that winter 06/
07 on the east coast is only
delayed; that it will come, and
that when it does, February's
frost may descend with a ven-
geance; but at that time, of
course, I'll be enjoying the
"Best of Barbados."

Life Sales Person of the Quarter
1 st October, 2006 31 st December, 2006

* 26 years in the Insurance

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

Appointed Senior Sales
Representative in 2006

Services a Client Base of
500 Clients

Sales Person of the year
on 2 occasions

Premium Club Awardee
on 9 occasions

International Quality
Awardee on 3 occasions

Services a portfolio of
Sums Assured of $2.2


Peter Bryan

Phone: 225-791 0-9 Ext 2324



SA tfitioii Superip Insurance Service


16 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 2007

SE COURTS announces

2006 'Jacpot' winners
itw la

JACPOT winner, Claudette Wong and Courts Country Manager, Lester Alvis

COURTS Guyana Inc has an-
nounced the winners from
the last 2006 'Jacpot' game
On that January 9 occasion,
at Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel,
in Kingston, Georgetown,
Claudette Wong, of North
Ruiniveldt, won $800,000 cash,
a mini music system and a
'Sony' television chair, for all of
which she bid the correct prices.
Consolation prizes were
awarded to Audrey Williams, of
Kitty, also in Georgetown; Jen-
nifer Park, of Essequibo Coast;
Ignatius Pires, of Linden;
Salomie Hussain, of Essequibo

River; Teekaram Kaulesar, of'
Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice
and Shelly Baird, of Mahaicony,
East Coast Demerara.
Each of them got four sets
of prizes, including carpets,
kettles, lamps and toasters.
The 'Jacpot' was specially
designed for customers to win

up to $4M in cash and other
prizes until last December.
Purchases of $5,000 and
more made customers auto-
matically eligible to play the
game in which an individual
could have netted prizes from
three rolls of the slot ma-

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Caribbean A4irines '
the warnth of her stl.mds

lii0000000. 0 Im0l0 ln

A message nllunro m lthe ayor nnd iyon cil

Pau<- '' '" ",,u .'

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007 17

Rice output up in


- Minister reports ---



UCE production in 2006 sig-
tificantly improved over 2005
despite the challenges the in-
lustry faced, including the
impact of flooding, Agricul-
.ure Minister Robert Persaud
.ias reported.
He gave the update to the
National Assembly Thursday
when piloting the second read-
ng of the Rice Factories
Amendment) Bill, which
gassed after a contentious de-
Mr. Persaud informed the
House that production of rice in
2005 was 273,237 tonnes while
in 2006 this figure increased to
306,828 tonnes. Export figures
for the two years were 182,175
onnes and 204,296 tonnes, re-
pectively, he said.
The export value was
JS$46.2M and US$54.4M for
ach respective year, and
'ersaud indicated this improved
performancee was due mainly to
increased yields which moved
5rom 63 bags of paddy to 72
)ags .per hectare. He said there
was also intensified training for
farmers in both pre and post
harvest management.
He gave the report in reject-
ing a claim by Mr. Anthony
Vieira of the People's National
Congress Reform-One Guyana
(PNCR-1G), who claimed that
under the present government
rice production and the rice in-
dustry have been on the decline.
Persaud reiterated that the
sector has been rebounding in
recent times from the interna-
tional shock of the late 1990s
and the devastating effects of
Giving a historical back-
ground of the rice industry and
its tangible contribution to the
national economy, the minister
recalled that rice was introduced
into Guyana in 1882 by Indian
.immigrants who grew it on a
small scale at the time, but pro-
duction gradually increased and
in 1917 Guyana exported its
first shipment of rice which
amounted to eight tons.
In 1964, the government
formed the then British Guiana
Rice Board with the government
controlling all milling and ex-
ports, but in 1966 BGRB was
changed to the Guyana Rice
Board (GRB) and in 1985, the
Rice Regulation of Manufactur-
ing and Marketing Act dissolved
the GRB which resulted in the
formation of three separate en-
tities Guyana Rice Export
Board (GREB), Guyana Rice
Milling and Marketing Author-
ity (GRMMA) and the Na-
tional Paddy and Rice Grading
Centre (NPRGC).
Persaud recalled that during
this period prices were fixed by
the state and the majority of ex-
ports done through the GREB.
However, he noted that by
1990 there had been unprec-
cddtftCdfi't lect of 1he Trr'-ir-

dustry which gave rise to de-
spair among rice farmers, and, as
a result they abandoned the rice
plots and production declined
so steeply that the government
imported rice from Italy to meet
local consumption demands.
With the advent of the
present government in 1992,
Persaud said the situation began
to improve and production and
exports continually increased
and in 1995 the Guyana Rice
Development Board (GRDB)
was established replacing the
three entities which were
formed in 1985.
The GRDB was formed to
monitor and- growth and development of the
industry by developing the in-
dustry and promoting the ex-
pansion of exports, establishing
research centres and engaging
in promotional and develop-
mental activities, Persaud
pointed out.
He asserted that with the
changing production climate,
several millers seized the op-
portunities and used farmers'
production to finance their op-
erations through a system
where farmers were paid until
the end of the season or after
Consequently, in 1998 the
government enacted the Rice
Factories Act which sought to
regularise the construction of
mills, grading of paddy, purchas-
ing and the overall quality of
rice exports, the minister said.
In relation to the latter,
Persaud informed the House,
that additionally the
CARICOM Rice standards
were implemented in 2004 to fa-
cilitate domestic and regional rice
trade, noting that prior to this
regional rice trade was affected
by serious quality-related chal-
The minister also explained
that loans offered to farmers in
the early 1990s were reduced to
a minimum due to serious prob-
lems in the industry which
stemmed mainly from the uni-
lateral closure of the lucrative
OCT (Other Countries Terri-
tory) route by the European
Commission (EC) which saw
prices dropping as much as
As regards the closure of the
OCT route, Mr. James
McAllister, of the PNCR-IG,
heaped blame on Home Affairs
Minister Clement Rohee who
was at that time Minister of
Foreign Affairs, quoting from a
letter written by the minister to
the EC indicating that Guyana
was not interested in a long
term relationship with the OCT
However, Mr. Rohee, in
his response, explained that
the letter was written based
on recommendations he re-
ceived from the stakeholders
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Perform Technical Tasks connected with electrical engineering
Examine and review electrical construction plans, to ensure compliance with electrical code.
> Provide electrical code interpretation for staff, architects, engineers and electrical contractors during
preliminary design and construction phases of buildings.
Designing, preparation of blueprints of electrical installations and circuitry according to specifications
Responsible for assisting in the plans, programming and execution of electrical inspection work of the
Visits to the administrative regions for the purpose of inspecting buildings and plants to determine the
adequacy of wiring installations and rendering related technical advice.
Where necessary, issue directive on remedial actions to be taken to ensure compliance with standards.
Preparation of reports for submission to the Chief Electrical Inspector or any other functional superior.
Training of junior staff.
Preparation of annual estimates and the formulation of policy matters.
Performing related tasks.
Supervising other workers.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Effective people management and customer relations skills.
> Organizational and creative skills and a commitment to work and support team principles.
Ability to work independently and highly organized.
Should be computer literate.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a recognized university.
Graduate of the University of Guyana in the Higher Technical Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
Completed the Full City and Guild CertificatL from the Government Technical Institute or equivalent.
Minimum three (3) years experience in electrical installation and inspections.
Management experience :.ilil be a distinct advantage.


Applications together with C.V. should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Communication
Oranapai Towers
Wight's Lane

S Applications must be submitted by Monday February 5, 2007.

, Envelopes should be marked in the top left-hand corner "Vacancy Senior Superintendent

-r Candidates short-listed will be invited to an interview.



.............. ...


05:00 h Sign on
05:10 h Meditation
05:30 h Quran This Morning
G6o:00 h R. Gossai General
Store presents Krishna Bhajans
06:1 h Jettoo's Lumber Yard
presents Krishna Bhajans

06:45 h Ma Ki Amrit Shakti
07:00 h Ramroop Furniture
Store presents Religious
07:30 h C. Dookie & Sons
Presents Krishna Bhajans
07:45 h -Annandale Kali Devi
Shakti Mandir
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

Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security

Lot 1 Supply of groceries to The Palms institution,
Lot 2 Supply of groceries to the Mahaica Children's Home andi Mahaica Hospital
Lot 3 Supply of fruits, provisions and vegetables to the Palms institution,
Lot 4 Supply of fruits, provisions and vegetables to The Mahaica Children's Home
and Mahaica I hospital
Lot 5 Supply of plucked chicken to The Palms institution,
Lot 6 Supply of plucked chicken to The Mahaica Children's Home and Mahaica
Lot 7 Supply of beef to The Palms institution,
Lot 8 Supply of beef to The Mahaica Children's Home and Mahaica Hospital
Lot 9 S ->ply of eggs to the Palms Institution
Lot 10 Supply of eggs to the Mahaica Children's I lome and Mahaica 1 hospital
Lot 11 Supply of fresh fish to The Palms institution,
Lot 12 Supply of fresh fish to the Mahaica Children's Home and Mahaica I hospital
Lot 13 Supply of salted fish to The Palms institution, Mahaica Children's Home and
Mahaica Hospital
Lot 14 Supply of fresh milk to the Mahaica Children's I iome and Mahaica I hospital
Lot 15 Supply of janitorial and cleaning supplies to The Palms institution, Mahaica
Children's IHome and Mahaica Hospital and Night Shelter
Lot 16 Supply of bread to The Palms institution, Mahaica Children's Home and
Mahaica Hospital
Lot 17 Supply of biscuits to The Palms institution and Mahaica Children's Home
Lot 18 Supply of breakfast to the Night Shelter
L.ot 19 Supply of lunch to the Night Shelter
Lot 20 Supply of dinner to the Night Shelter
Tender documents can be uplifted from the-Ministry of Labour, Human Services &
Social Security, 1 Water & Cornhill Streets at the cost of S 2000 each during working

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes.bearing no identity of the Tenderer on
the outside. The envelope must be cler-ly marked at the. top left-hand corner:


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

Tenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown

and deposited in the render box at the above address, not later than IS.. i onf
Tliicdav, January 23, 2007.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, January 23, 2007.

NOTE: Bidders can tender for one or more lots.

Trevor Thomas
Permanent Secretary

18:00 h- Mere Awaaz Suno.
...Karaoke Live
19:00 h Birthday Greetings/
Death Announcement & In
20:05 h mamta Special
21:00 h Mamta
21:30 h-Kasam Se
22:00 h- Jab Love Hua
22:30 h- saat Phere
23:00 h Movie
00:30 h Sign Off
01:00 h-Sign Off



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For Sunday, January 14,2007 -13:00h
For Monday, January 15, 2007 -14:00h
For Tuesday. January 16, 2007 -14:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1ahrs


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Ministry of Health



Applications are invited for suitably qualified persons for the Health Service
Delivery and Remote Area Referral System.
The primary objective of this Consultancy is to evaluate the current Health
system organization and emergency referral system as it relates to the delivery of
primary health care in Regions 1, 7, 8 & 9.
Place of work:
Georgetown and Regions 1.7 8 & 9
Qualifications, experiences, skills and abilities:
Recognized Bachelor's of Science in Health Sciences, Economics,
Public Administration, Business or relevant discipline.
At least five years of post-graduate qualification, experience in the
design, management and evaluation of natural health care projects.
Knowledge of computer applications relevant for management.
Knowledge of and experience with Amerindian populations.
Experience with developing and implementing emergency medical
referral systems in developing countries.
Experience working on health issues related to Indigenous Peoples or
remote area communities.
Main Responsibilities:
Work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Director of the
Department of Regional Health Services (DRHS) to assess the current
health system framework and emergency referral system as it relates to
the Amerindian communities in Regions 1, 7, 8 & 9 and make
Applicants should submit their CV along with iwo references:

Application close 22"" January 2007 at4:00pm
Send Applications to:
Executive Director
Heath Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown.



5UNDAYCHRONICLE January 14,2007 19

CHRONICLE .S.... 1 t*
COUNSELLING 22.5- 117 '.: 2I -Vi-( d.1

term, long term at LE RICH
GUEST HOUSE 25 Princes
Street. Tel. 227-3067, 223-
2175, 623-1562.

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, RPO. Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes for
S$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envEi!o6es for US$500 or more
weekly For information, send
stamped sef-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, POBox
12154 Geogetown, Guyana.

VIJAY'S Hair Salon, 207
M-,'." Strelet Queener'o%,n
..'i '1205 e i., offer
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nI.' iJ,iin 3t:r,'lic nails
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EARN a Certificate, Diploma
Sor Degree. in any part of the word
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Edqation Link #261-5079.
''O M P L E T E
INFQI, CALL 226-9448.
ENROL at Joan Approo's
Secretarial School, 45 Third
Street. Alberttown. Tel. 226-
.8932 or 231-7135. For Pitmans
Typewriting, English and
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. For the following
courses: Electrical Wiring of
Buildings; Electronic Repairs: Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration.
HAVE your child develop a
greater confidence in Math with
Rooked on Math. Call 227-8143
,or 624-0069. Children must be 5
years and older.
GUARDIANS Do you have a
child/loved one 9 yrs. and older
who do not like to read or is a
strug ling reader. Call BSI on
227-143 or 624-0069. We use
the number 1 reading
prgaqntme "Hooked on Phonics .
SESSION. Now Registering for
CAT and ACCA' Classes.
commencing Wednesday,
January 17, 2007 LBI EC.D
Tel. 220-4986, 613-7220,
THE Language Institute Inc.
announcing tlhe
recommencement of its classes
for January term 2007. Register
now for French, Spanish &
Portuguese as a foreign
lallt70.1' "Off.., f.'"' children (3-
11:C C SiuJ.el-ri' Adults. Tel.#f
2.-i 730 2
COLLEGE Ntc, re ,.-!frn :-1,. : '.r.
fo. o- r ,, 1, ..1 : .'. -- 'r .'
s 'loc Pre FC''' I SILIO1.: ,I',
Wvh SSKE marks 300 -.390 (31 (4)
ABE Certificate and Diplomas
.,, f: .,:,. , . Tel 225-
2397 225 5-174 and 223-7219 or
visit us at 262 Thomas Street N/CI
B. IBC. School commence for the
new term 3' January 200. SltuKlntl
success is o L1 iii ,i' i ii..r 1l

(.O iiffril i Ti T'lii.iliniii ^ .nir l'i'i r
o,3 lourli'ii ir'in I ih, A' n-m.i iI.iii 1i.
1ii-iini ., L -n ll I t W m,
Certitfcatm LtvtIl
hl b In T : .' i, .

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Training College for International
skills. Get prepared for the local and
international job market. Training
on the Canadian Curriculum for the
certified personal support worker
programme. Canadian certification
as recognisd by private colleges
and universities. Ocean View Hotel
Campus. Day and evening classes.
Call 222-5430, ext 271, 222-3997,

7 ACRES of land for
agriculture purposes. 233-6160.

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

MOTORING "You train to Pass".
227-6063, 226-874, 644-7211.
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, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For more information
call 227-3869, 622-8162, 611-

BOOKS for all ages, X-
change, rental, for sale.
Juliette's Book Library. 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel: 223-8237.

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy Certifuie: fl ..i
Therapist Ulelli i.. I

S I hlurI t) ii i.
il i i ill 'i 1 o: e f i.' lii i ii .
li, i'.l ,,I or J. ilil. l.. ih,,ii it l
ihii1 .,lwil o rl 1-1, 1 ii h. n ii.. 11.^
rnaMIMsI i w y "1 Iv h .iii ...ii'hn i ",ip iii
not h pil i,. I lnhould nond a
w illrm i .I i 1 hili l, i li ii 1 1

PALM plants from nursery to
ii1.1.l.., ,. Contact 218-2179 or
ii, (I i.'

DARK East Indian female
age 49 yrs, seeks independent
male age 60 and over. Phone
INDIAN male Canadian
seeks honest, beautiful female
23 yrs. & older for marriage. Call
609-5108 No text message.
India- C ,, ., ,1uy seeks
holllmst ,, It, h in, Ti.. l )lw e'on

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FOR cheapest computer
repairs in town, call Cybertek on
226-3331 or 644-3207.

SPIRITUAL work from
Suriname presently in Guyana.
Tel. 220-0708, 612-6417. *
Spiritual work done for your
problems: Love, marriages, evil,
unfaithful partner, whatever.
Baths and charms given. Call

Excellent workmanship
guaranteed. We upholster chairs,
car seats all household
furniture, etc. We do house to
house service. Contact 650-




Excellent workmanship
We upholster chairs, car
seats, all household
furniture, etc.
House to house service
Any work could also be
clone cl our workshop
Contact: 650-0469,

REPAIRS to hydraulic
.mi-ilmitr- Contact
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FOR YOUR Karate Uniforms
i .ll ..nd a ll ll.,n .vil.I n, ', ds,
I l I .i r I ,I .- o .ll .i or
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HELLO th, doctor a lbock

HAVING C iil.ln, .will. your
, i i ,u l ., ,.n. I i i l i|
IllI i nId n il l,.. I Il IIIM

Qualified and skilled
Sthilrnlh Vhi o0t,
|iiililly ti ll,, ti. ,it uli
AiA ip,>Im (tli( itliet y

Call: 775 1040

itr 622 10300

TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
0050 .
: FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and paintin Contact
Mohamed on 223-9710, 614-
6634 _
CUSTOM made sewing
done in 48 hrs. Bridal wear, swim
and gym wear sew to order,
costume sports wear, etc. Roxie's
Fashion Merriman's Mall. 227-
8538, 622-4386.
FOR low cost air
conditioner, refrigerator,
microwave, tv, freezer, drink
cooler repairs and servicin
electrical and solar panel
installation. Call 225-4822. 624-
0004, 321-3547.

TEL. 226-4537
WANTED one female
Clerk and Cosmetologist.
Contact # 231-5171.
VACANCY exist for Washba
Attendants (males & females).
Call: 625-4380.

Dressmakers. Must know to put
pieces together. Call 225-0571.
Good wages.
INTERNET Cafe Operator.
Experience iruired. 'Urban
Street, Lodge. 223-6180 or 622-
PORTER, Sales irls, Driver,
General Domestic. Bish & Sons,
Super Shop, 99 First & Albert
Sts. 225-6160'.
1 OFFICE Assistant. Apply E
& N Beck Welding Establishing,
3 Princes & Ketley Streets,
SECURITY Guards. Apply
in person with written
application. May's Shopping
centre 98 Regent Streef,
VACANCY f,. I ,..P -r-. Arr.
to.Alabama T'.-ii'o C nnri-na I,"
G/town Ferry Sieiiiin' in rp-.r.;cn
with handwritten application.
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for *",11 hin'n i ir, ,I ii ,, I r m I,
in '. .. r.I ., 11 ,, .
l ,r, n r, .

GERMAN'S Rostaurant has
i. i ... for Washer and Male
I. 'i1 0 ii in

HIGHLY skilled and
profess onal hair ..Ivii'.i and
erj.liirlOrirji In woiirk in Tlip New
City hMid i 2.n 622-
Sl.1t3i Rwom
lIl''i i P I n I i ln 1
I l o .'1 ,f .. ." ,j i A I l
VACI.%J. iL, Sales
representative and Cashier,
Must have CXC pas.1L.'.. 0,il
computer literate irid PoiI' f.
Clearance. Contact L..' ;')",14 ,,r
64-2801 for more Info.
'vANTFn 1 female Office
iA%, i.i'-i. ni i M 1ti be computer
.Turd.i ,' years working
rii' i u'mtiri2 (In the same fbi o
;i w:l' ',rk Must, have 2 v' ..
'A'O l' r 1.1n i? pl jriurii j illr I tl'.-
Appl t 10 Lji h- hunrilf .& Fturir,
S S.r Covill i
ILIVE-IN -l.r,, r.kk nfr er
re qured Oleanrc-r Grkrionn
EC ,. Own room wilt llih.riiisi('
KI dly apply in I'f'.o, n r iilu iln.i
office iiiu,1i i)o UL.) 1 n: r.
Avenue ; if ihJ 1 -,.', i,in i .P'I
Si ill () i lh ri'il I m ini Ti
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ACCOUNTS Clerk (needed
for our McDoom outlet).
Qualifications: (a) four (4) CXC
including Mathematics or
Accounts. Experience not
necessary but an asset. Apply
in person to: Friendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship. -
between the hours of 2 and 4
Qualification 5 CXC including
Maths, English A, Accounts,
POA, also two (2) years working
experience and computer
knowledge. Apply in person with
CV to the Manager. United
General Store, f2 Croal &
Londgen Sts., Stabroek,
Geojrgetown_. - -
CLERK. Experience: two (2)
years in a similar position.
Qualifications: Four (4) CXC
including Ernglish &
Mathem at;cs, Cnomputer
literate, Advaced Accounts or
equivalent. Apply in person to:
Friendship Cxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, E D. between the
hours of 2 and_4 pa .
Radiographer with
mammography. Experience
required for Breast screening
clinic in Barbados. Apply to the
Chairperson, Dr Shirley
Hanoman-Jhagroo. Tel. 246-
436-5606 8 am 4 pmr 246-
437-1842 after hours. E-mail:
LOOKING for one female
supervisor to overlook
(supervise) an established
business (night shift). Must
have good command and
accountability to monitor a
small staff and business. One
Assistant Disc Jockey. Must
have knowledge of Indian music
to play at a club and also can
able to work in other section if
trained. Tennessee
Entertainment Centre. Tel.
226-6527. 623-7242. Come in
from 8 am to 5 pm for an

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LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd., Triumph
Sideline Dam. Call 263-5338.
several lands and properties
with poo and withoutpool.
prop erty with pool on 3 lots of
ano. +EL. 2-26-8148, 625-
RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house lots from $700
000; East Bank Demerara;
business centre lots and house lots
at Parika $3M up. 619-6648,
7 HOUSE lots
approximately 100 acres, east
half of east half Lot 29 and 30
and West half of 31 Section
Canal #2 Polder, WBD $1
000. Contact Shaheed 227-
SUPPLY 55 acres -
$50M, Kingston 60 x 300 feet -
$50M, La Grange cultivated,
20 acres $_5M. Atlantic
Gardens $6.2M. Others.
Mentore/Singh Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136.
PLOT of prime Agriculture
land 6.5 acres including house
lot located on the southern side
of public road Canal No. 1,
WBD. Water, telephone,
electricity accessible. fur
information. Call 233-2738,
640-0661, 622-5794.
Transported prime river front
land, blocks, 200 acres 440
acres 66- acres. Suitable for
any development. Serious
enquire only. Call: 592-226-
2803, mobile: 592-627-8891.
E m a i I :
ONE (1) house 24 ft. x 20
ft. top and bottom flat, fully
grilled with land 600 x 72 ft.,
a lot of fruit trees and plenty
.land space to do farming,
situated at Lot 43 Triumph
Plantain Walk, ECD. Ask for Alli
'aka' Kushie. Tel. # 220-5909.
No reasonable offer refused.
$3.4M each, VERSAILLES
25' x 67' in gated compound
$5.9M, 6 lots $3M each and 5
lots, property & rice mill Crane/
La Union $45M, 15 acres
Canal No. 1 $11.75M.
resort. sand pit. residence, LB
S2.4M, Atlantic Gardens
$6.9M, Campbellville
$10.7aM, Lamaha Gardens
$14.75M. C'immings St $12M,
FRIENDSHIP water front Bee
Hive double lot $6.75M,
Melanie $4.75M, Non Pariel
$1.75M. Property $4.75. Tel:
226-8148, 625-1624.

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent n Kitty- Call
226 1640.
US$1 500. TEL. 611-0315.
3-BEDROOM upper flat in
Kitty. Call 615-8308.
ROOM for single working
female. Cali Aunty Pame "-
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060. 626-2066.
FURNISHED rooms for
single ... ',,.. male $4 500
weekly T, r 613-2647.
KITTY. Campbellville -
firn1shed and unfurnished 1.
3-becroom ai is. 233-6160.
ONE Bottom flat. Contact
1-2 F Oronoque St.. Bourda.
Tel. 227-1601.
ONE single bedroom apt.
Jreferabiy "working single
female. Tel. 227-8858.
FURNISHED fi.';'.s for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
KITTY. Alexander Street and
-,.- Street. TEL. 226-8148.
PHONE 225-9944.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
S380 000 neg C/ville. hot
.'nd coid. self contained.
etc Tel. 628-6855.
ROOMS and apartments
to iet n 3.. ir. i basis
from S.4 . : ii 227-
Sinale person. only at
Bachelo',s Adventure. ECD.
Tel 229-6149 Gloria

2-BEDROOM $30 000.
UG ROAD. Furnished
apartments for overseas visitors.
Long or short term. Call 623-
3404 or 222-6510.
UG ROAD for rental -
Internet Cafe & spaces for any
type of business. Call 623-3404,
2-BEDROOM top flat (with
parking) in Carmichael St. $60
000/month. Call 227-2331/624-
2 CONCRETE houses with
2 bedrooms each with light and
water. No. 662-6888, Zeelugt,
West Coast Demerara. .......
BUSINESS space to let in
Regent Street between Camp &
Alexander Sts. Cont. 225-4007.
ROOM for single working
people. Contact Miss Dolly, Lot
W. a r St., Kinegston..G/town....
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apartments in Lamaha Park.
Short or long term. Tel. 642-
0641. .
NANDY Park, Republic Park,
Kitty, Diamond 2,3,4-bedroom
apartments, furnished and
unfurnished. 233-6160.
1 3-BEDROOM top flat
Republic Park, EBD rooms for
overseas visitors 1 bottom flat
Charlotte St.. LacVtown for
business. Call 644-3555 or 225-
DIPLOMATIC rentals, Bel Air
Park $1 500 $2 000, Caricom
Gardens $1 000 $2 500,
Happy Acres $2 500. 227-3843-
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to rent located in
Cumin's Lodgqe (UG). Contact

1- 3-BEDROOM a t. fr
small family. Rooms for L-i
students or single working
persons. Cummings Lodge near
G. Tel. 612-0821.
3-BEDROOM top flat with
hot and cold, parking $65 000O
3 bedrooms in Queenstown hot
and cold furn. $100 000.
Unique Realty. Tel. # 227-3551,

1 VACANCT 3 bedroom top
flat. back house. Lot 8 First Street
Alberttown, G/Town. Price
$60.000. Call: 226-1004. 8am
- 4pm (Sundays ..
bedroom self contained
apartment price -$20 000, 130
Garnett St., New Town Kitty.
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled, AC water 24
'.*--; etc. Price ($45000) neg.
3:. 609-8315.
PROPERTY by itself fnr rnt
from US$600 up. Note: .' :
throu.j t : lid Cal ;i
2064 _':,--t i ,
3-BEDROOM upper flat with
access to parking space in Nandy
Park $50 000 nhonthly. Contact
626-9810, 626-9751.
ONE three-bedroom self-
contained, -n, 1; fuj r ,-,', ,J
house. Contact i' 'z 141
2654, 645-0787
HOUSE at 14 Lombard St.
2 rooms, 1 A/C, pressure water
'-.-trm night watchman, grilled.
Thi-, F- 225-6197.
itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realt.
TeL 227-355.1, 647-D856...
FULLY furnished 3-bedroorn
upper flat local/overseas rental
short/meda m/long term. Call
226-0210, j am prm.
1 FULLY furnished 1-
bedroom apt. for overseas or out
of town guest in Kitty. Tel. 227-
2466 or 644-7743.
top flat Bent St., Wortmanville
with overhead tank $40 000.
11n 6'48-7504, 218-0287. 218-

Furnished 3-bedroom house for
rent in Eccles Housing Scheme.
3 months only. $3( 000 per
month. 629-328.
BATH. 227-0972.
apartments for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville. Cornact Ms
Dee 223-1061, 660-4876.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms, arkino, Ig yard
space @ US$1 ,'''"'T olhe s
furnished-and unfurnished. Call
themselves area ',,i-i / '
crqr.-inc Price 1 ",, ,i to $250)
., F'inir, pis. Call 22n?-
I '-. .
FURNISHED houses & flats -
hie! Air Garden i P' ark.
East Coast, 1.,, 1'- ,u *. etc..
etc. Prices from US$1 200
Contact Sonja -.. 225-7197. 623-

1 FLAT house with land -
35' x 960', inner Bagotsville.
WBD, o, P,,ri. Road'to Canal
N o. 1. ,r.N.-J J
Executive houses, residence,
office, Bel Air Park, Eccles,
Diarnuond furnished houses. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624..._.
ONE semi-furnished 5-
bedroom house in Roraima
Complex. Short or long-term
rent. Call 645-5343 or 225-
TWO-BEDROOM top flat
1Jull, furnished in Alexander
iiage for overseas visitors.
: nr i-rmn or long term. Tel. 226-
.;,a4il Cii from 7 am to 3 nm.
QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ing space to rent. Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis. Tel. #
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown residential,
from US$25 per day, long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.
IMMEDIATE rental house in
Subryanville and Sheriff Street
- commercial or residential
purposes. Call 227-6959 or 227-
630, Mon. Fri. between 8:30
am and 4 pm. _____
OFFICE space at Orealla
Business Center on Church St.,
G/town (building before Go
Invest)., in prime business area -
$55 000 per month. Call Sandra
for appt. 226-3284 or 616-8280.
Overseas Guests, fully furnished
and secured 2-bedroom
apartment with parking, hot &
cold master room and air
conditioned. Call 613-6005,
3 BEDROOM, fully furnished
executive top flat. Master room.
hot & cold, standby generator.
A/C, pressure pump etc. Contact
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street, Newtown and 575
Section 'A' Block 'X' Diamond.
EBD. Call 227-3067, 233-2175.
C/VILLE new 2 & 3 bedroom
apts. parking $50 000 & $75
000 office space Internet,
Beauty Salon $40 000, Atlantic
Ville 3 bedroom with parking -
$70 000. N.P. FINANCIAL
SERVICES. 223-4928, 609-
TOP FLAT semi-furnished 3
b/rooms $60 000 neg. House by
itself- $95 000. B. A. P. -US$1
200, Section K' US$700 -
US$600. Apt. $35 000. $45
000, $55 000, S65 000 rooms,
bond, office business. Tel. 225-
2709. 623-2591.
$40 000. CALL 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287.
PHONE 225-8097 CELL 661-
0550. BEL AIR PARK three-
bedroom top flat furnished with
servant quarters downstairs and
parking US$400. BEL AIR
PARK executive fully furnished
house, (3) three bedrooms -
US$1 500. Sheriff Street,
business place US$500.
5-bedroom unfurnished US$3
000. BEL AIR PARK: 2 three-
bedrooms furnished buildings at
US$1 500 and US$1 700.
bedroom fully furnished US$1
500. OFFICE: Downtown new
ground floor, with ,-,rl r,,1 for 2
vehicles. US$1 .,' LA
PENITENCE: Larq- .'.,-.. with
bond space attached at US25
cents per sq. ft and lots more all
over. Call 226-7128, 615-6124.
"Homes with Style."
around real estate. Residential.
Executive Rentals. Bel Air
Springs 3 bedrooms US$1
800. Bel Air Gardens 4
bedrooms, unfurnished US$2
000, Subryanville 4 bedrooms
- US$1 200, Bel Air Park- 4
.,-,1i,,,-..,. furnished US$2 50C.
.iirth.- Gardens pool. 4
bedrooms US$2 500. Section
K, C/ville a- 3 bedrooms..
unfurnished US$1 000. Eccles -
5 bedrooms fully furnished -
US 4 000. Houston 4-bed. u/,
US$3 000, GuySuCo Gardens -
4-bed furnished US$1 50C
Prashad Nagar -- 3-bedroom-
unfurnished"- US$1 000, B/iG
Gardens 2-bedroon..
,r ;,;h, ; US$1 000.
- ,rir "'nm ., i ,1 1 ,1.1 { .1 000.
" 4 bedroom.
unfurnished US2 500 Nandy
Park 4-bed '.......I :; '.i-T

- Several business ,- .r r.,-
apartments furnished and Pro
Sales. Call Shades & Shapes.
Tel. 642-8725.

NEW top flat 2-bedroomrn
concrete apartment .* ir,
overhead tank, veranda, 1
-',.,let 31, bath etc. situated in
S,,u..,ph ECO. Contact Ms.
Grant on 644-8951 or on 220-
3173 after 5 pm Mon. Fri.,
weekends all day.
DUNCANST.- $18 000. $20
000, $21 000. Prashad Nagar
(parking) $22 000 $25 000.
Happy Acres 3 bedroom
(upstairs) phone & parking $45
bedroom) $32 000. House -
$80 000, furnished apts. $26
00 $30 000. $45 000. Rooms
S,2000 $16 000. Call 231-
5-bedroom unfurnished US$3
000. BEL AIR PARK: 2 three-
bedrooms furnished building at
US$1 500 and US$1 TOO.
bedroom, full furnished US$1
500. OFFICE: Downtown new
ground floor, with parking for 2
vehicles. US$1 200. LA
PENITENCE: Large office with
bond space attached at US25
cents per sq. ft and lots more all
over. Call 226-7128, 615-6124.
"Homes with Style."
CWC FANSII Cricket World
Cup fans, there are only 8 rooms
unreserved for C C, at
Regentview Guesthouse, book
early and enjoy our special
rates. We are a LOC/CWC
reco nised bed and breakfast
establishment Regentview
Guesthouse, 10 Regent Road
Bourda (opposite Alleyne High
School). Foryour reservations
please call 227-3843-4 or 613-
6674. Regentview Guesthouse
where we treat you like family.
We are also offering an early
bird special. For those of you who
will be here prior to CWC.
"Have Faith in Christ today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 2'70-4470.
E m a i I :
e wana re
wOaORG ETO WN ih Street
(office/residence) US$2 500,
Kitty $60 000 $45 000.,
US$500 (FF) Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500. EAST
BANK: School $120 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) -US$2 000
Diamond US$1 500. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F), Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000. US$2 000/US$1 000/
US$500 Haopy 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-storeyed residential/
office/bond US$1 500, Nandy
Park US$650, Kitty $45 000.
Bagotsville $50 000, Kitty $75
000, Ogle US$600.

FOR sale b" owner -
property at PuLi,. Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, EGD. Call 623-
FOR SALE by owner 2-flat
wooden/concrete property,
residential and commercial use
in George St., Newburg. Call
.J,'.-...nn front cottage, excellent
o-r,-l,:-..I Asking -$e8M. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506, 642-
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storey mansion on 3 house lots.
area 20 vehicles bond 20 000
bags/$30M US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496,
C L'tP F,-,r, .I v. Vacant 3
2-stor't, L..,i.iirJ,.-I owner needs
med;'. 1i i ,i,1.._,n previous.
Price $40M, now $28M.
Ederson s 226-5496.
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3 bedrooms
mansion area for tennis,
swimming pool $13.5M/US$67
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
HAVE you buildings for sale!
Granville Park/Subryanville!
South Ruimveldt/Atlantic Ville!
Bel Air. Ederson's 226-5496,
ROBB St., Bourda M.Arkel
new 2-storey concrete tii.1i,1,
.:.-,.1 -,i. ideal 4-storey mini
i,.-,- ,',,' 1 Ederson's 226-
OVERSEAS owners, your
buildings need general repairs.
Our management services, pays.
rates, taxes. Ederson's 226-
BRICKDAM vacir't .... *
4-bedroorn colonial .
house lots. ideal hotel, n-
$50M Ederson's *'
226-1742. 623-1317 (CELL).
EARL'S Court 2 house lots -
9 800 sq. ft.. build luxurious
mansion area for pool, tennis -
S4M. Ederson's 226-5496.

ALBERT/Robb Sts. corner spot
with steel frame. Ideal 4-storey
general store 200 mini malls -
$50M. Ederson's 226-5496.
CROAL/Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion on 3 house
lots $65M neg. Ederson's -
storey concrete building size -
32' x 22 land size 90 x 50' -
8M/US$40 000. Ederson's -
KINGSTON, 3-storey
colonial mansion on 3 house
lots. Ideal foreign embassy -
$85M/U.S$425 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Road new concrete 2-storey 4
edrooms luxurious mansion -
12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
New Hope, EBD Road, river,
wharf, Lg. ships, ware house,


Queenstow, te Air Park,

IBma&la Gardm, Cariom
GarMens, Atlanc Gmens,
Happy Acm, et.
Jewanram's Realty
"A''rusted Namea"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431

COGHLAN DAM vacant 2
new concrete buildings. front 3
bedrooms. back 2 bedrooms -
5.8M. Ederson's 226-5496.
D'URBAN/Lodge new 2-
storey, -bedroom apartment,
monthly rents pa s your
rnortqaqes- $14M. person's
- 226-5496.
2-storey 3 luxurious bedrooms
mansion water, phone,
-r,.- ii.FiF,-,:,- ,vas $16M now
i .r8 Ederson's 226-5496.
gated community 3-btdroum
concrete yard spase . ur.1
notable. Norbert a Freitas -
23 -1506.642-5874.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
,_,,. I, se. Ketlev St..
S ir,,,. -,.., fornlerly udo s
Liquor Restair nt u.ornr lot -
$18M 1 ....i :6204.
NEW house fully f-rni 2.5 bath, central AC, .- --;-
from Disey World, Florida. Price
- :.-,'e y00 or neg. Phone
No. -'4. 373.
Lot 154 Canal Road,
Stanlevtown WBD. Land house
814.00s ft land 48,177 so. ft.-
8M negotiable. Phone 220-
8472 or 618-5384.
Princess Maraaret St., Success
(Gas station Road). Land 160 -
L, W 50, house 3 bedrooms
with master bedroom, 2 parking
spaces, large dininW area. Owner
leavi no country $17M neg. Tel.
618-0995. 645-5561.
Lot at Public Road McDoom.
next to Post Office on the main
highway (1- Lot) top flat 361x24'
(tWatom) concrete bond 120'x5
1.,, 1) 2 10'x 50'. 2' lot -- 75'x
-.t .',,i house. Phone 226-1903
- 5pm only .
BUNGALOW style house -
Annandale. Two American styled
bathrooms, spacious yard kareg
verandah. Asking $4, 8
egotiable. Tel. 19-3030.
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink, toilet,
cabinet, hot water tank, eating
kitchen. ,uiin wardrobe, central
air-conditioner car garage front
view to Public Road. Lot N (\andy
Pak, EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806: evening -
bedroom, partly b i h ,-.1
1.ith Areat grounds
A BEL AIR PAuRK.t sr trice
1' .... -,, fully furnished
-3 .int, house lots, each i
1 4356 .-. ft.) at $ .5M
each. 'Buo ,i 3 jet g Ia I, t
v ie to an lots i ret .i ..
II 226-7128, 61: i .
of better bargains".

S, EBD. 2-storey concrete
. i.3.r.-. $11M neg. Tel.
1.3... /_or 613-5111.
ONE property for sale at
40 Atlantic Ville, two floors, 2
,-,f:,, ,:,n-, each. Price $9
Tilii. .. T ._- 223-1940.
4-BEDROOM wooden
house, 9" South East
Cumming's Lodge. Call Baby
- 618-2925, 646-6152.
TEL. 226-1604.
properties in excellent
condition master rooms, etc.
Price $31M. Call Naresh
Persaud 225-9882. 650-
PROPERTY with large
land space East Coast
Demerara Public Road. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
220-9199or 621-7191.
ONE going business
premises: one secured
beautifully tiled office; one three-
bedroom house fully grilled in
New Amsterdam. Te: 333-2500
BENT Street, front
building $5M neg., Bent
Street, back building $3M
ne Kitty two buildings -
$11 neg. elT. No. 227-2256.
- D'Urban Street 2-bedroom
cottage. Asking $4M.
Norbert deFreftas 231-
1506, 642-5874.
MUST go! 5-bedroom new
vacant 2-store y 5-bedroom
house. Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise, ECD. Call Eddie -
611-8912 or 227-3788.
ROBB Street. Evans
Street, Dennis Street, Regent
Rd.. Queenstown. Bel Air Park,
Subryanville, etc. Prices from
12M. Sonja 225-7197, 623-
- LOT 89 Courbane Park.
ECD 30' x 70, 1-storey
building, transported, recently
built. Suitable for storage, etc.
$8M neg. Contact Cficho -
174-0440, 629-8226.
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suit 2 families.
property investor. Land
48x141, worth viewing. 110-
220V. Mrs. Wilson 226-2650,
bedroom 2-storey, good
neighborhood, gazebo,
basketball court & Direct TV -
$12M. Norbert deFreitas -
231-1506, 642-5874.
- beautiful concrete property
on double Lot $31M. Vrpae-
en-Hoop Public Rd. 'l
Diamond New Scheme '.,
to $15M. Covent Garden -
$7 9M. TEL 226-8148, 625-
one-storey needs minor repairs
for $7.5M, S R/Park for $8.5M.
Bel Air Park. 3-storey for 32M.
Section K. C/ville for $14M,
Prashad Nagar for $15M. Bar
Street, Kitty 2-storey concrete!
wooden f, .r,i LuIji ,,.] f..r
$11M H,oi,.--i S ,cei '.\V Fu:i
for $7 tfi I e's Court, LBI
f,. -J.8M Meadow Brook for
_-4f.1 and $15M, Eri,.r.,'
Garden for $8M .n. 1 1 rit
D'Urban Street for $15M and
$9M. Mc Doom 2-storey
concrete and .,..:,,:,,t, newly
renovated for 7.1 ,-,1I many
others. Mortgage can be
arranged for properties. Come
in or call Pete's Real Estate
& Co., Lot 2 George Street.
W/Rust. 226-9951,226-5546,
ONE lrqe bond with
office .,ii, ,'j annex in-
compound in business area -
Saffon St. $50 000 000 neg.
One property 31x 60, high
near Broad St. $18M neg.
One three-bedroom concrete
one level building 30 x 50
ft. approx. with master room
on half acre of land together
with working Pajero 4 x 4 -
$12.5M. One three-storeyed
wooden & concrete building
on large land. North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown
- $38M neg., corner lot. One
three-storeyed wooden
building on land 60 x 184 ft,
Kingston $125M neg. One
three-storeyed wooden and
concrete building, ideal for
h 1,*I, church, hotel, etc. -
1--_r,. neg. Werk-en-Rust. One
five- bedroom concrete and
wooden house in Atlantic
Gardens on double lot $22M.
One three-bedroom wooden
& concrete house on 14 000
sq ft of land LBI S16M.
,.- ...edroom wooden

level 1. 1.'
on lan I -,I r
$6 : . rete
. 1 11 r 1 neg
'.. ,,.: .1.. *rn ,i .:*i ,= .... i o n
land : .r. own
transfn r. -, -,,.,1n, 3 Wills
Realty 227-2612.

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1 3-BEDROOM, 2
athrooms domestic dwelling
t 194 Imax Housing Scheme,
enterprise, E C Dem. Tel. No.
18-1474 between 08:00 and
4:00 h.
TUCVILLE (5-bedroom) -
7.5M, South $7M, South
uimveldt Gardens new
wrner house, grilled $8M,
edroom, 3 apartments corner
cause $15M, PROSPECT -
5.5M, D'URBAN St. $5.8M,
orth East La Penitence -
4.8M. LAND Diamond -
300 000 Atlantic Gardens -
6M & $12M, Liliendaal -
4M. North Ruimveldt $2.5M.
all 231-6236.
massive concrete property
educed to $16.5M, Blygezight
$13.5M, Subryanvi"lee on
double lot) Vlissengen Road
"heriff St., Republic Park and
e Ressouvenir with pool,
-uySuCo Gardens, Kitty -
6M to $14.5M, Cummings
>t. $12M Friendship -
12.9M, Mc boom $4.5M,
'reed-en-Hoop Public Rd. -
,19.5M, Leonora Public Road
$10.75M, Crane Pub. Rd. -
3nd $3M, & 5 properties with
ice mill $45M, Anna
"atherina $2.75M, 15 acres
Canal #1 $11.75M, Non
'ariel $4.5M, David St.. Kitty
$26.5M. TEL. 226-8148/

10-TON Road Roller.
;ood working condition. Call
PARTS for washing
machines. Tele phone -
27-0060. 641-2026.
ONE used Compaq
computer. Call 226-3331 or
LOUVRES. glass door.
)asement windows, wooden
Joor. Tel. 226-1757, 225-5641.
Delivery on spot & bobcat
mental. Call 626-7127.
8 JOHNSON out board
engines. Excellent condition.
3ail 268-2244.
teer. next to new Call 623-
1404. 222-6510.
/ACCINATED. 231-4702.
PARTS for twin tub
.''-, machines (new).
.-:- r 641-2026, 227
NEW 18" Celesison
rontline 11 speakers. 2800
.vatts. Call 226-2913, 615-
C WEEKS old pitbuil pups
fully vaccinated and
ie,'ornmeid. Call 646-9456.
SHOCK treatment for
'.. .. i pools. Phone 227-
.m 4 pm) Mon. to
CABINET -with doors 5' x
5 chest of drawers imported.
attractive. Telephone 227-

1 USED air conditioner, 1
6-ft Christmas tree with
decorations. household
effects. Phone 222-6805.
1 CAT 428 4x4 back hoe.
excellent condition. $8M nee.
Tel. # 645-0020. 227-1241i
and 233-62)0.
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
S" .. ,, pools only. Phone
4" .'- :. am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri. p )
EARTH, sand, reef sand.
Excavatin, grading & leveling
of land also done. Contact:
Doberman pups, 4 months
old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y. good
condition. Price $40 000. Call
617-8242- cell.
LONG HAIR Poodles,
mixed with Tibetan and
Dachshund, 6 weeks old.
Contact 231-5865.
HAIR SALON Equipment.
Drift seine for Shark &
Snapper. Contact 222-6671.
DAEWOO Salon '"
excavator (f,,' u III.
excavaor (f. ory refurbished).
C.. oam 625-7741, 222-
MIXED Dachshund pups -
$6 000 each. Phone 223-
6533. 227-4857.

1 60 KVA Diesel generator.
For info call 619-7207.
- -- -- - --- - --- - -
1 LOTUS wood mill, 4 mths
old. Call 662-6212 or 613-5290.
NEW Pink RAZR V3. Price -
40 000. Call 644-8951 or 220-
4 NEW 4x4 tyres
Bridgestone Dueler 255/70R15
- $S0 000. Tel. # 227-7304,
225-5265, 227-1546.
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key cock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
CALL 627-7835. ........
2 HONDA pressure washers,
2 chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws. Call
CUTE little pups for sale 7
weeks old, dewormed and
vaccinated, mother and father,
short and fluffy. Call 220-4825.
ONE Kawasaki 250 72 000y
- $350 000. Call Julian 225-
4709 or 227-1319.
2 DESK top Laser Jet
copiers, one desk Jet Printer. Call
Julian 225-4709 or 227-1319.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating grading & leveling of
land also done. Contact 628-
ONE RZ mini bus excellent
condition. Call 227-8587. 614-
SURGE Max 300 VA/500VA
unlimited power supply: external
CD rewriter, 20 Gig hard drive.
Tel. 231-1332.
DIGITAL cameras. Samsung
5.1 mp, Polaroid 5 mp, H: 5 m ,
Sony 6 mp,. Discman, RCA DD
Players. Tel. # 227-6585. 627-
DOGS for sale Labradors
- 3 6 mths, Rottweilers 2 6
mths female, bull 1, Mastipp
- 9 mths. Owner leaving Call
ONE beautiful 8 months old
red female Pitbull. Excellent
temperament. Price $50 000.
Call 231-7590. Cell: 627-3330.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
, :.-, :ingle bed, 7-piece
.t--- ,,---T- 1.:.T. 611 -3153.
ONE brand new Ceramic
Kiln, high fired medium size. No
reasonable ,.ff-r rfiij -.l Tel.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats. pumps,
motors, belt ,l knobs. etc
T. chn, cin ....a l.i. Call 622-

STUDY desks, lamps, stool,
36" fan, bed, kitchen ware
S.,..r. screen. .. _- set and
-d ,,, 227- i _. J
4 1, -,, I p pOl tfhl-
Size 8 ritce -
000 each neg. Tel. 265-2103,
working 22 ft C-band
~ =: 1.,i.,, :-h ia d 20-ft tower.
2 OBLONG P-; -,i Cooiler -
$65 000 each working c"o."it;,?l]
S and panni r Cable 3- 0
back ransformer. Call
ONE Po--weiler andr
German Shephei I I:
puppy, male. four .

LOCAL & foreign aool tables
and accessories as coin
shoot. rubber cloth.
pockets, chalk. Contact Naka -
09-3311 220-4298.
LAPTOP computers, digital
cameras, projectors. flat screens.
guitars, keyboards. 1200
tuiitables. Tel. 226-6432, 623-
FREOnII ;- 11. 12. 22, 502,
134A & -au-1 jlso Hi-i.1.... -,
'-r --l- an Argon -: S r.,' -
- '. :, am 4 . .., ,
to Frin.
ONE WOODEN ice box for
;hi 'oat. 10' length. 8' width,
,:,, Lt : nt interior. New,
Cheap j --' '. Call 662-
1 MITSUBISHI 64" TV like
new, 1,t minor problems sold
as is : -.,1 000. Tel. 225-2503,
225-4631, 647-3000.
1 MID Range speaker box, 2
- 12" eminences, 4 bullet
tweeters, 2 10 horns, well
covered. Call 623-7875.
1 800 WATTS boss
amplifier, 4 channels bridgeable
2 1 000 watt stahl- ^,noaa !ock
powp' Line amplifier bass amp.
Call 623-7875.
ADORABLE Pets, fully
vaccinated and dewormed. Short
& Fluffy Tibetan mixed with
Dachshund pups. 6 weeks old.
Contact Priya 220-3324. 644-

1 LISTER generator 8,500
watts, working condition. Contact
Deen at Deen's Pharmacy or
225-3199. $1.2M neg.
1 LAVERDA Combine 1
52R, 1 Fiat 115- 90 with Rome
plough, 1 scrap 290 tractor
selling for parts. Call Neezam,
(Burma Rd. M/Cony.) Tel. 618-
6419, 627-6948.
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1
Lawnmower, 1 mitre saw, 1 air
compressor, 1 2 /2" Plainer, 1
Yamaha 60U0 generator. Call
CLOSING down sale.
Novels, storey books, text and
other books from as low as $20,
$160 up. Juliette's Book Library,
143 West Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-
8237. .
SWiM suites, gym wear,
leotards and tights, dancing
shoes, school and working
uniforms raw material, etc.
Roxie's Fashion 122 Mernriman's
Mall Bourda. 227-8538, 622-
S1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM, 56K
Fax modem, keyboard mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVI-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
NEW Pioneer DVD
duplicators $165 000, new
Canon photocopiers $175 000,
new pressure washers 2200psi -
$98 000, new Pentium 4 Dell
computers $128 000, new
Pentium 3 computers $490
000. Call 225-2611.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive. 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard. m ,...i -
speakers, monitor, DVD.R,'.r ,.
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
NEAR new H2 Rock crusher
for grinding rock for gold ciw
amalgam sheet pulley and one
set hammers 37 000. Call
John 223-9836.
Plyboard. Wholesale quantities.
,.',,- ,:,l general Store. 113
S: :' ,-.r Kitty. Tel: 226-
- -: -,. 226-7586.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
Sases- fast ii ,- i -ervice.
0 11 Mc ['.: :i-, ,r.. Road.
EBD. Phone 2-- '.I am
4pm). Mon. to Fri. (Sat. '8 am
1 noon).
1 MID Range speaker box,
- 12" em in ,.. 4 -
tweeters, i-' Norns, -* .
covered. Call 623-7875.
1 800 WATTS boss
a mpnlifier. 4 channels
- .-.--l 1 000 watt stable
S. power zon-e
.... am p Call ..

1 3Ghz ?.i.:.- CPU 40
GB hard drive_ ., t RAM. 56K
Fax rnodi1, '" -"' -.....,
or CD i. drive. (.
GOOD deals ona al
,' tops

m'iiiers. car

CAU 5i-1 l .o
000: Alum 000, Soda
Ash 50-1b S7 500, Sulphur c
Acid 45-gal $45 000, Grianuiar
:i , ..... _.,- .' L ,as. P hon e
- I' --- 4prn) -
Mon. to Fr-i
STORE softy paper towels -
S180 w. s. -j -- S180 wis.
panties S carrot ol hanr
"., size
w/s. ladies dress .., *' w/s
Tel. # 664-5661
(STORE) with all eircpm"-nt
showcases, good .,'.
positive income, at a prime mnain
?oad location, WBD ti"ei -"'
orice ready for
takeover. Call "MA .- 4
2498, 609-8-132 now for more
details and viewing.
HOUSE & land located on
Eccles Public Road. enclosed
Isuzu Canter. Hilux Double Cab
Ptck-up. needs work, 132 Lavarda
Combine. 6640 Ford Tractor,
Two ford Tractor, Front End
Dumoer, 2 20-ft German
Truck r,.ve'.'inq q'iipment.
Alvin El -,,-,-r., -Fi t i Dryer,
various sizes 3-phase motors,
Juice equipment. Contact 233-
2423. 641-7073.
ONE complete m set
with 8 oms 18 Fane
speakers. 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers. 4 44T Drive
horns, 6 QSC amplifiers.
equalisers. crossovers (Numark),
1 32 amps Turn-up transformer,
6 100 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete with wires, disco lights,
fogging machine. One Nissan 4x
4 complete with bed liner -,r.-h
lamps and winch. Call ...' ,
or 618-8996.

1 38-FT. Banga Mary boat
40Hp Yamaha. Price $750 000.
Tel. 616-2371, 226-8234.
PERKINS 4108 bedded for
4-inch complete, needs rebuild
- $350 000. Call John 223-
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive, 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
623-7875. '

ONE Toyoa Marino. Callt
628-0539 or 6 5-9417.
2 Fi50. 11- Dodge Ram,
2500 Diesel. Tel: 64.5-2250_
1 AE 81 Corolla $320 000
negotiable. Tel. # 628-0054.
. ..... .. 1. -- -- ---- -----8 -.O ... -
623-5534, 227-3717.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder, 1
BMW 320i. Call 641-5183 -
ONE RZ. Excellent
condition. BHH series. Tel. 229-
6271. Cell 625-5611.
1 AE 100 Corolla -
automatic, fully powered. Call
256-3216, 621-3875.
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
loaded. 2001 model. GKK
series. Tel: 660-4292. -
ONE AT 192 in excellent
condition. Fii, powered. PJJ
series. Tel. -, -.-3694.
ONE AT 170 Carina, AC,
"-q 'D deck $875 000. Tel.
'" ', 649-2591.
ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona
Excellent condition. Price neg
Contact 629-3171
ONE AT 170 Corona.
Reasonable ...- ,I.:-,, $650
000. Call 645--. .., ,-- 5363.
ONE AE 100 Toyota
I n.. n ,n excellent working
,,.,,..,, Price neq Phone
.... -: 613-61490
1 AT 17 -"1rina P-' series
S "' '' ,
SUNNY B15 2003 .'-.1
Finished only 6 000 ,'r :
'' i "'t,. ego istered -
C .*' 2611.
ONE Coaster bus in good
,,~ ., Contact
,. 1 .'1564 No
reasonable offer refused
1 LONG base RZ complete
final i ,p s0tpravedi over
$1 Tel. 220-4103
122 ,-
'1 i, i i1

'Wa on in excellent .
775 000 neg -

'ONE AE 100 Sprnter. PGG
series excellent ,
- 1.1M. Con F .1
1 RZ TOYOTA Loni Base.
excellent condition. BGG- sees.
Tel, 220-8415 (Price neg.i
1 AT 150 CARINA excellent
,. ...n.. . automatic. Tel. 2283
ONE Honda CRV with flares.
late PJJ series and lowI rilesqe
Price neg. Call 6 '
NISSAN Bluebird I
Engine in very good :.
Price negotiabFe. Call 233-
TOYOTA Corolla. 111
Series. .- ,,,i automatic, +n'
' t -' c- T : Yamaha ,:
14 11- 2 I and case Tel. 646-
2 NISSAN Civilian 30-
i-ti -. .d ,
t.i. Contact 268-2039.

ONE Toyota Hilux fully
,'- 11t.I I ag i 1i diesel,
: i t. ll condition. Owner
leaving ."-.Try. Phone 227-
ONE Red Toyota RAV-4 -
PJJ series, lady driven, fully
.. ,. I sun roof, immaculate
.,r,,lh..... Phone 227-4357.
TOYOTA Cannas AT 212. AT
192 on the wharf. All pric'- gqn-i
Contact Dawind, tel. # 2' ,.11 ,
1 212 CARINA $1.6M, 1
Honda Civic S2.0M, 1 RAV-4 -
$2.8M neg. Unique Auto Sales
Tel. # 227-35i51 647-085F0

excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905, 641-3821.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition, needs
body work tape deck, AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-0236.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-




TEL: 22655460R226 9951

1 RZ MINI Bus, Long Base.
Price $1 050 000. 1 B-12
Sunny, fully powered, EFI. Price
- $450 000. Tel. 268-3953.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler Price neg. Telephone
622-0322. _
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
1 AT 192 CARINA f;
powered with mags, A/C & CD
eck. Price neg. Tel. 266-2461,
mini bus. BGG series, in
reasonable condition. Tel. 222-
4632. 649-6901.
ISUZU Canter truck. Long
base. diesel, AC, immaculate
condition, new from Japan. 74
Sheriff St 226-9109.
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, long 17 feet tray, AC. 15

1 AE 110 COROLLA- F/
powered with macis. AiC & CD
Deok PJJse3 es. Picenea Teli
i 'k ...", dro V L :n

UN '" .:; 2K K
0133. Rice ney
ONE brand new 125CC
Haoiu Swish Price
e to1 , 11 l 1 o.
formation, cal. 627-6112. 624-

I TOYOTA Land Cruise. 5-
tdoor manual. 4 x 4. sttralht six. eft
Sand mmacuIate condJiton Pn:ce
- S1 5M Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
RZ S/CUS-TOM front -
S900K. RZ 3 tone E/condition -
$1000K, AE 91 Corolla powerful
car S750K, AE 91 Sprinter crash
- $175K All prices neg Owner
migrating. 225-1784. 609-9218,
BMW 2003 model 5.5M,
Toyota Glanza, immaculate
condition $1 S M, Lancer
Cedia. 2003 modei $2.5M
Vehicles never registered. .11
Vizion Auto Sales 225-2611.
MITSUBISHI Galant, 17"
alloy riis, CD changer, viper
alarnm, leather interior, player.
ii olully flared, etc. Price
1 i i the wharf. Contact
Fazela Aiitn 1, e 27G-G24,.
MAZADA 2003 mini van,
1500cc, manufacturers' warranty.
Leather seats, CD player, alarm
system, alloy wheels, fog lights.
etc $2.0M on the wharf.
Contact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245, 628-4179
MITSUBISHI Toppo min,-
van, alloy rims. CD o
lights, etc. i., s than 1000cc
,.ntc $1.1M on the whai:f
boltact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245. 628-4179-

ONE Toyota RZ minibus,
BHH Series, one Honda car,
PHH Series. Tel. 623-7394,
1 TOYOTA Caravan AT
170, EFI, stick gear, never in
hire $600 000 neg. Call John
- 660-4816, 645-3596.
HILUX Surf, 1 KZ diesel
3000 CC, automatic, AC, 31.10
tyres CD changer, spoiler, spare
tyre on back door, immaculate
condition clean, clean Sheriff
St. 624-6814.
TWO Toyota Tunura 4-
wheel drive automatic Toyota
Tacoma & Tundra body parts.
Contact # 220-743 629-

ONE Toyota Corolla
Wagon AE 100 fully powered
15" mags, PKK series. One
owner. "Excellent condition.
Phone 227-7063 or 622-1185.
1 EP j1 Toyota Starlet
(2-door), Turbo (PGG
series), manual, fully
powered, AC, CD player,
alarm, Price $800 000.
contact Rocky # 225-
400 or 621-5902.
series, 2.4 litre SOHC, alloy
rims, power windows and
spares. Price $175 000
negotiable. Contact Colin -
LAND Rover Defender 110
in good condition 4 new tyres,
wrench roof rack gasoline
engine. Price $2.2- million
negotiable. Contact Number
624-8157, 226-4927.
DRIFT Car. Corolla -GTS,
2-door, 4 AGE Engine, LSD
Coil over suspension. $375
000 negotiable (without
registration). Call 619-3030.
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
Turbo, good condition, music,
macs, stick gear. $600 000.
- ii 664-0000 Trevor 662-
:... Nicola.
600 Cat eyes. Excellent
condition. 1s owner, low
mileage accessories. Very
clean. Phone 223-1885, 642-
Silver. Double Cab HWu ",
model. 3L engine a/c. alarm,
roll bar and f'3 limps. Contact
223-5385 -..105
1 DUMF hi,,,:l 1 water
tender and i,,,.' -, Jack
Skidder all are in good .' ,,...
condition. For
, ... Contact' 264-

580 C i-i .. with swamp
tract. 10 --. wheel roller,
3 tons i 1.. .. ., ,11 in
,-:* .-' , i i ,.. C a ll

series in immaculate condition
,:h so boxi and
Det Call 27,... .f 626-1141
- $950 000 neg. Shahab.
PJJ Toyota Hii x Surf 4x4
i powered AC. automatic.

27m6-0 c.a. 56-1141. S'.ahab
U: acors
pla 1r c il it ra ., ,d ial air
ai ma1c' rims et.- Sic 5.5M

1 TOYOTAD S;nle Cab
Hiux. L H D rnan-al
S- cnd:tion Price -
1400 : Rocky 225-
1400/6 :.
automat owv,ered. AC.
nag rims. n e' in I -
*,-,,: 225-1400,.6 1- i 9 '
E Mercedes.
$1 ',' Excellent
n e 4 V i, o r
: I -el: 6X 1-

ONE 1996 Dark Gieen
T ,,,t P'nr-Oer A/C P/S.

0282 or 6!2.3607 Pr:e
MUST be sold 1 AT '70
Toyota Carina. HB Senes. i
Nissan Sunny BI2, crashed
AE 91 Sprnr'r Contact
Pradesh tel 270-4 !44, 627-.
TOYOTA F .." 1
CorollaAE 100. .. r -
Carina AT 192. Corona AT 170,
Carina AA 60, Carin .,
^ a"n .i !.City Taxi ,

1 AE 100 COROLLA. 1 AT
192 Carina. 1 SV 40 Camry,
AE 91 Corolla '... ,. Ownr-
'"- ntr. p4-
',1o All prices neg
ONE Black Toyota (first
owner) 4 ,, ,.
foot) wit .

rennessee Night Club

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1 NISSAN Caravan E24,
good working condition $420
000. Tel. 625-6100, 227-0572.
(immaculate condition) -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
chrome mag rims, crash bar,
CD. Price S3.2M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
1 HONDA Integra -
manual, fully powered, AC,
(flip lights), immaculate
condition. Price $675 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
ONE Long Base RZ
minibus, late GG series. 4
doors, rims, spoiler, Pioneer CD
player and etc. Tel. 223-5596,
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
AC. mag rims. Price -
$1.2M Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
blue, excellent condition, mag
rims & CD deck. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown
(behind Brickdam Cathedral,
South into George Street). Tel.
226-9951, 226-5546, 231-
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
and sell used vehicles locate
238 South Rd. & Alexander St.
AT 170 Carina & Corolla, AE
100. Sprinter & Corolla. AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short base
minibus. 22t-1845 Mon. -
Fri.. 229-6253.
1 AT 192 Carina fully
loaded, mag rims, AC, alarm,
CD Player, price $1.0M
i I' *,rh.I One new model
-_ ,1 . i 17-inch spinning
rims. DVD player. HID kid alarm,
etc Price $2.9M neg. Contact
Qrin 609-9112.
series, fully flair. CD, AC, mags,
fully ppwered, EFi. Priced to
go. SV40 Camry, PHH series,
music, mags. fully powered.
Owner leaving. Mitsubishi
Pajero. PHH, sun roof, big
music, mags, new tyres. bull
bars. Contact Alli 220-2047,
'613-5000, 614-1939 for quick
PREMIO 210 Corona,
Lancer. 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina, AE100 Corolla &
Sprinter, AE 110 Sprinter &
Corolla. AT 170 Canna &
Corona, AE 91 Sprinter &
Corolla, GXL Touring Wagon,
Camry SV40. Buses:" RZ Long
& Short Base. Super Customs,
Lite-Ace & Town Ace. 4
Runners: Enclosed & open
back, 4 x 4 pick utip, 2 x 4 pick
up. Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Guyana (behind
Brickdam Cathedral, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-7432.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ 80. Automatic transmission
3F engine, 4 500 cc engine,
EFI. fully powered windows,
door locks, self start, alarm. AM/
FM. stereo and CD player.
automatic Def lock for four-
wheel drive inside, leather
seats, high and low range drive,
4 new Good Year tyres and mag
rims size (16) crash bar, fog
lamps. adjustable steering
wheel, roof rack, back lights
grilled, back toe bar. 5 doors,
sun visor, power steering new
12v battery, back and front
wiper, air i'r, r"r
excellent, power ,,,,,..: ihii,
security system from theft. 2
years 10 months old. PJJ series,
immaculate condition
excellent interior and fuel
consumption, well kept. never
went in the Interior. Owner
migrating $8.6M, neg. 641-
Corolla-NZE 121. AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -LN 172,
LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab- YN 107, LN 107, LN
165. 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169,
Toyota Hilux Single Cab .- LN
106. Toyota Hilux Surf- RZN
185 YN 130. KZN 185,
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FEf38-EV Tnvota Carina -
AT 192, AT '212 Toyota
"1 0 ;, 'E 100 Toyota Vista
S. Honda CRV RO1,
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Tel 226-80953,
T. 227-3 i 85 Fax
-227-3185 Ve pive you. the
t c a u you de serve
Sb e s t

1 TOYOTA Carina AA 60, IN
CONDITION. Contact Mohan on
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powered, a/c, mag rims, CD
player. Price $1.5SM. Contact
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condition. Price $875 000
each, neg. Contact Rocky 225-
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EFI, mags, automatic. Excellent
condition. Price $700,000 1
Nissan FB 13 Stick Gear
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1 TOYOTA Dyna 3-ton
tray. Call 621-2859. .
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus,
manual, excellent condition
- $575 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 HILUX Surf fully
powered, sunroof, nickel cras
bar loud sound system, alarm
mag rims, mint condition -
$2.1M. Call 259-3054, 609-
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audio surround system, 17" mag
rims, dual air bag, abs, alarm
system, fog lamps, crystal lights.
Call 613-06 13.
1 NISSAN Serena (mini van)
- fully loaded. (hard y used),
automatic, full powered, dual
sun roof, AC, sliding door. Price
- S2.9M Contact Rocky -#225-
1400 oal 621-5902.
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soon. $480 000. Call Aslyne -
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624-1102. 226-7228.
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ars. fog lamps, CD player,
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Contact Rocky 225-1400.
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automatic, fully powered, high
PGG registration. Price at $650
000 negotiable. Four (4)
complete 50-cycle split AC units.
three (3) Spad water purification
cylinders with timers, one (1) GE
refrigerator one (1) chest freezer,
one (1) 15 computer monitor,
one(i) Nissan car engine -GA
15. Call 218-4955 between 9 am
& 6:30_pm. .. ..
USED vehicles AT 212
Carina, AT 192 Carina. AE 100
Corolla/Sprinter. AT 170 Carinai
4-Door and 2-Door Starlet. AE
81 Sprinter/Corolla. Toyota Mark
11. GX 71 and 81 small buses.
Toyota RZ buses. Tacoma, 4-
Runner and 4 x 4, 3Y buses/
Nissan Caravan and many
others. Credit can be arranged.
Contact Dave Auto Sales, Lot
10 Croal Street. Stabroek. 2
buildings east of BM Soat. Tel.
223-6218, 650-7264. after 4 pm,
ARE you interested in
buying or selling your vehicle?
Then contact Anita or Rockey at
Anita's Auto Sale at Lot 43 Croal
& Alexander Sts., Georgetown.
Telephone number 227-8550.
628-2833, 645-3596, 660-4816.
Now in stock Toyota Carina AT
192, Corona AT 190, AE 100
Sprinter, AT 170 Carina/Corona,
AT 150 Canina. Corona AT 140,
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Toyota Mark 11 GX81, FB12,
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Caravan, T/Pickup.

CONTACT TEL. 227-0018.
642-8 to .
IN G/TOWN. CALL 611-08t11,

SERVICES. 222-3267.
1609, 777-4126.
ONE Domestic to live in.
Age 30 45 yrs. Must know to
cook. Tel. 624-0204, 227-0228.
DISPATCHER & Drivers to
work in Taxi Service. Tel. 225-
5075, 225-7364.
Hairdresser. Apply in person
to 288 Middle St. Tel. 231-5171.
CALL 613-6005 OR 226-1457.
ONE Maid for domestic
work. Call on 650-0655. From
8 am 7 pm
ard, 3 sawmill labourers. 226-
1 HAIR Dresser and 1 Nail
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10 LBS tex gas cylinders.
Pay difference and exchange
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OFFICE Clerk with
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Survival Bond. 10 Vlissengen
BAR girls and Waitress.
Apply at Doc's Pool Bar, 315
Middle St. or Call 616-9900.
ONE Carpenter contractor to
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and other work -- 621-4928.
ONE Arc welder to work on a
daily basis or Contract in
Georgetown. 641-2284.
ONE experienced Barmarn
Apply to Club Elysium. Main
Street. G/'town. Tel. 225-6065.
between 35 and 50 years. Contact
231-1061 or 645-0448.
TWO live-in Domestic and
one house cleaner from the
country area. between 17 and
30 years. 641-2284.
Accommodation provided
WANTED truck drivers. 57
Russell St., Charlestown. Phone
No. 227-6204. Cell No. 609-
9848. T. Persaud.
WANTED Fabricator forArc
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A Food establishment is
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Help, Cook. Cleaner. Call Tel.
1 SALESGIRL/Cashier with
basic computer knowledge.
written application with
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- 218 Pike St., Kitty.
FEMALE experienced cook/
cleaner. 31 yrs seeks a job in
Trinidad or other Caribbean
Island. Call 610-5334.
ONE enclosed minivan or
light truck, diesel, with
automatic transmission. Call
Lawrence --322-0309.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
Assistant. Apply in person at
Green House Restaurant, 19 UG
Road, after 2 pm.
OFFICE Assistant. Sound
secondary education required.
Apply to PO Box 10441,
WANTED Technician.
refrigeration, air-condition,
electrical, electronic Call 225-
4822, 231-3547.
RESTAURANT Supervisor.
Waiters, waitresses, Barman.
Apply in person to Regency
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ONE single live-in Maid, 35
to 40 years. Good .il:ir" r.thi
benefit, can cook ,,, i -,,-
Call 220-9699.
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Public Rd., Vryheid's Lust. ECD.
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Clerks, Counter Clerks. Tiles
Plus. Regent & Carmp Streets.
Tel. 225-7688. 225-7677.
Salespersons'-Must be 25 years,
and older with computer,
',, A;n- t Household
. 'Iay;Ro R i(1; Bourda

ONE Pharmacist Assistant to
supervise and manage the day
to day running of a Pharmacy.
Apply in person New Stabroek
Pharmacy, Stabroek Market. Ph.
It 227-4992.
WANTED experienced
Salesgirls. Must be computer
literate. Apply with written
application to Hamson General
Store, 116 Regent Road Bourda.
Recommendation from last work
EXPERIENCED curry cooks,
counter servers. Apply in person
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
commerce St., G/town. 9-11 am.
in person with written
application to Bish & Sons
Discount Store, 38 Cummings
Street, Alberttown
waitress to work in bar. Attractive
salary. We accept live-in
Waitress. Contact # 259-0574.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
preferably from country area 25
S35 yrs. Apply in person to 12
Fort St. Kingston. For further
details call 226-1377.
CASHIERS and Kitchen
Assistants. Apply in person
Kamboat Restaurant, 51 Sheriff
St. or 17 Public Road. Vryheid's
Lust, ECD.
Apply in person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant 5 Commerce St. G/
town. 9-11am.
ONE live-in Domestic with
experience bet. Ages 25 40
yrs. Contact Donna. 662-5033,
DRIVERS with hire car and
mini bus Licence for contract
work. Contact 622-0188.
SERVICE 641-2284.
FROM ECD. TEL. 220-2695.
1 LABOURER with family to
work and live in compound.
Apply R. Ramlagan Lumber
Yard. E 1/2 172 Charlotte St.,
DRIVERS to work 24 hrs.
Must have valid Police
Clearance and two references.
Also Dispatchers and contract
cars. Contact Pacesetters Taxi
Service 223-7909.
PERSON who could cook
aind make pastry specialised in
making pur. Contact Colin at
136 Regent Road, Bourda.
between 4 pm and 6 pm by
Derick Auto Sales.
Cashiers, Waiters, Cleaners,
Kitchen Assistants Handyboys.
Apply in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St.. G/
[own, 9 am 11 am.
ONE Maid to work from 6:30
am to 1:30 pm and another Maid
to work form 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Must be able to cook. Call 227-
3336 or 231-4110.
ONE experienced Taxi
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person to be trained as a Taxi
Service Dispatcher. Call 227-
3336 or 231-4110.
FOR V/Hoop waitress and
Barman for Sheriff St. Barman
and handy man for half day. Call
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female), one day shift Cleaner
male), one night shift Security,
one Waitress. Tel. 226-6527.
623-7242. Tennessee
Entertainment Centre.
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Mason, Labourer ano Li ,,. _,i
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landsi/business placesroffices/
bonds and vehicles. Readv
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
1 ABLE-BODIED security
guard, one Assistant disc r.i
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music), one handyman and a
waiter, barman. Tel. 226-6527.
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WANTED at Survival
Supermarket. Cashiers. Counter
Girls. Applicants must apply
with a wrnten application and a
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LIVE-IN Housekeeper
.,mred Oleander Gardens.
EC'D. Own room '""th' television
Kindly apply in person ..
office hours to DD Signs. '
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007


Umpire Hair set to return

for Kenya tri-series

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) -
Australian umpire Darrell

1 DOMESTIC. 35 45
yrs. Preferably form Kitty of C/
ville. Tel. 225-6315, 225-7627.
8:30 am 5 pm, 5:30 pm 8
IMMEDIATE vacancies
exist for Counter Staff,
Supervisor, Handyman, Cashier.
Washer. Apph~in person to
K&VC Hote, S3 south Rd,
Lacytown wth the following
items. Application. 2 recent
references, Police Clearance,
Food Handler's Certificate,
passport size photo.
Workers, Sewing Machine
Mechanic, Stock Clerk,
Customer Service
Representative/Indoors Sales
Representative. Age
requirement 20 yrs. & over.
Experience required. Apply in
person between 2 and 3:30 pm,
Tuesday, Wednesday &
Thursday. 22 Austin Street.
Campbellville, Georgetown,
G uyana
RORAIMA Trust & Investrment
Inc. requires skilled workers and
general labourers for immediate
employment. Sub-contractors are
also required for Formwork,
columnns & beams, steelwork,
concrete casting, block
laying, plastering, electrical,
plumbing, timber stairs.
roofing., Sub-contractors and
skilled workers must have own
tools. Apply at Roraima Trust &
Investment Inc. Plantation
Versailles. West Bank
Demerara. Phone 264-2946.
Fax: 264-2949.





Available clients.

Sonja 225-7197,


Hair, sacked from the Inter-
national Cricket Council's
elite panel in November fol-
lowing the Pakistan ball-
tampering row, is set to offi-
ciate in a one-day series in
"It is likely that he will
stand," an ICC spokesman said
The series between ICC
Associate nations Scotland,
Canada and hosts Kenya starts
in Mombasa on Wednesday as
they build-up for the March-
April World Cup.
It would be a comeback for
the experienced but controver-
sial Hair, who was sacked by
ICC from "all international
games" after its executive board
voted to remove him.
Hair was in the midst of a
raging controversy in August
after Pakistan blamed him
when they forfeited the fourth
test against England at the Oval
after being penalised for alleged
ball tampering.
The ICC spokesman said
Hair's appointment would not
flout any rule because the ban
was for matches involving Test
"There is no deviation
from the (ICC) board's policy,"
he said. "Darrell is contracted
to ICC till March 2008 and
there is nothing to stop him
from standing."
An ICC inquiry following
the Oval Test fiasco cleared
Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul
Haq of ball tampering, al-
though it banned him for four
one-day internationals for
bringing the game into disre-
Hair was embroiled in fur-
ther controversy when the ICC
revealed he had offered to re-
tire in exchange for $500,000
and the Pakistan board made it
clear it did not want him in-
volved in any more of its
The row threatened to split
the cricket world after Asian
nations backed Pakistan's de-
mand for Hair's removal.

Please contact. Mr. G. Wynter on 333.3154/333.6628 Or
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

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place, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007 ............. .. 23

4f 2ef

Guyana put unbeaten ...
(From back page)
Cuba against Guadeloupe from 17:00 h.
Chronicle Sport caught up Technical Director Jamaal
Shabazz and the squad in a traffic jam, that might hinder their
final practice session, but that did not affect the morale of
the footballers.
"Nothing will put a damper on the spirit of the boys."
Despite the limited training time available, Shabazz said they
made good use of all available time.
"We made total use of every second we had to prepare.
Even on the down time, the free time, they were involved in
something positive. They are ready as they could be."
Only one player midfielder Shawn Bishop is nurs-
ing an injury, which he sustained in the Kashif & Shang-
hai tournament playing for Pele on Christmas Day at
"He will not start but will see some action."
Shabazz said that they have not been able to see the oppo-
nents yet, but they know several players of the St Vincent & the
Grenadines because they play in Trinidad & Tobago in the profes-
sional arena.
"We are familiar with them, like they are familiar with some
our players. Today, there are no secrets in football.
"On the day of the game, it comes down to execution of
the game plan, and who plays with the passion and desire to
get results."
Guyana have been getting results, unbeaten in 15 in-
ternational appearances, which started with 3-3 a draw
against Barbados, and included warm-up victories against
Dominica, St Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, and Barbados.
They also beat professional team W. Connection of
Trinidad & Tobago.
Then they earned the distinction of the being the only
team to play unbeaten the two preliminaries of the Digicel
Caribbean Cup, hammering home 24 goals and conceding just
Led by the prolific Nigel Codrington, who has seven goals
to date, they crushed Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles
by 5-0 margins and beat Grenada 1-0 in the first round in
Guyana leapt up the FIFA ranking ladder, from 182 to 100.
The starting 11 will come from captain Charles Pol-
lard (defence), goalkeepers Richard Reynolds and Jason
Lloyd, defenders Howard Lowe, Walter Moore, John
Rodrigues and Leslie Holligan, mid-fielders Shawn
Bishop, Shawn Beveney, Kayode McKinnon, Gregory
Richardson, Abassi McPherson, Konata Mannings and.
Carey Harris, and forwards Randolph Jerome, Anthony
Abrams, Nigel Codrington and Collie Hercules.

(From back page)
knockout (TKO) victory over fellow Guyanese Linden Arthur
on December the Wildey Gymnasium in Barbados.
The WBC champion in the super-bantamweight division
is Mexico's Israel Vasquez and the No.1 contender is
Thailand's Nap Kiattisakchocchoi.
Asian boxers dominate the top frame of the division with
Thailand's Saenghiran-Singwancha at No.2, followed by Japan's
Toshiaki Nishioka and Thailand's Wethya Sakmuanklang at three
and four, respectively.
There are three other Caribbean boxers, including Jamaican
O'Neil Bell, appearing on the WBC Top-15 list for the month.
Bell is the cruiserweight champion, Guyana's Vivian Harris
is No.3 in the super-lightweight division, and Haitian Jean Pas-
cal is No. 10 among the super middleweights.

CHAMPION Israel Vasquez (MEX)

1 Nap Kiattisakchocchoi (THAI)
2 Saenghiran Singwancha (THAI)
3 Toshiaki Nishioka (JAP)
4 Wethya Sakmuanklang (THAI)
5 Jorge Lacierva (MEX)
6 Daisuke Yamanaka (JAP)
7 Julio Zarate (MEX)
8 Akifumi Shimoda (JAP)
9 Thomas Villa (MEX)
10 Miguel Roman (MEX)
11 Leon Moore (GUY)'

Simulation tests for...
(From back page)
learning experience," explained Clark.
All members of the venue teams are expected to partici-
pate in the Match Day exercises which will be held in the fol-
lowing order: St. Vincent & the Grenadines (January 13-14);
Guyana (January 15-16); Trinidad & Tobago (January 17-18);
Grenada (January 19-20); St. Kitts & Nevis (January 21-22);
Barbados (February 2-3); Saint Lucia (February 4-5); Antigua
& Barbuda (Febrilary 6-7) and Jamaica (February 9-10).

1/13/2007. 9:44 PM



Old Fort's Cole cops best hockey

goalie award

OLD FORT hockey team
preformed well at the Ven-
tures Invitational Indoor
hockey tournament held last
week at the Jean Pierre
Complex in Woodbrook,
Trinidad and Tobago.
The Guyanese boys were
knocked out in the semi-finals
by eventual winners Malvern,
but that did not stop their
goalie Tony Cole from nabbing
the best goalkeeper's award of
the competition.
Everest female hockey team
also travelled to the Twin Island

Republic for the competition,
but they failed to win any of
their games.
According to vice-presi-
dent of the Guyana Hockey
Board Jerazeno Bell, him-
self, Marvin Dannett and
Shane Samuels (all Everest
hockey team players) also
played in the competition.
The first two played for
Queen's Park team while
Samuels played for Notre Dame
B team. Dannett also excelled,
winning the most goals (six)
award for his performance last

Ganguly aims to extend

one-day career again
By Bappa Majumdar
KOLKATA, (Reuters) Former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly
was hopeful he would get enough chances to cement his one-
day spot after he was recalled yesterday to the national squad
after more than a year.
Ganguly was picked for the first two matches of a four-game
home series against West Indies starting on Jan. 21 and was also
included in the list of 30 World Cup probables.
It marked a tremendous comeback for the 34-year-old after the
selectors appeared to have called time on his career when they
sacked him as skipper and one-day player in October 2005 amid a
batting slump and a row with coach Greg Chappell.
He was subsequently axed from the Test side in early 2006.
Ganguly grabbed his chance, after he was summoned for the re-
cent test series in South Africa, providing one of the bright spots
in a 2-1 defeat after he tallied 214 runs to emerge the most success-
ful Indian batsman.
"I'm happy to be back and playing cricket," he told report-
ers after scoring 122 for Bengal in a Ranji Trophy tie.

Bell said that he was
elated with the performance
of the Old Fort team indicat-
ing that they represented

Guyana excellently on court.
Old Fort defeated Fatima
10-2, Paragon 5-2 while the
lost to Notre Dame 15-2 in
the preliminary round.

In loving memory of a caring wife
aka MALA of 41 B Grant Scheme,
Craig, East Bank Demerara who
departed this life on January 14,2002.
Five sad and lonely years have gone by ,
since we saw you lost my dear wife it will
take the rest of my life to forget the day I '_
w A wonderful wife has gone to rest, for me you
have done your best. Memories of your gift of loved and sacrifice
will be forever in my hearts.
I love you and miss you dearly and you will always be in my heart.
May your soul rest in peace
Sadly and deeply missed by your husband Ramnaresh
Rangasamy aka Nar, your mother and father Mr. & Mrs.
Chatterpaul Persaud aka Rene and Paul of USA, brothers
Eshwar, Kaswar and Harry of USA, father-in-law and mother-in-
law Mr. & Mrs. Ramsamy Rangasamy aka Morris and Poolo of
Canada, sister-in-law Ambeka of Canada, brothers-in-law
Tanto and Tankie of Guyana and other relatives and friends

o C it n pac, #


1 YA U F IL .i
12'ya g~W~gmg~qrnw4gI^

f*Sammy puts Windwards.In memory of a dear father JOSEPH
Sammy puts W ndwards ... MclNTOSH who died in Georgia, USAon
/ -.....t--. i I.1January 11.2006.

took the Windwards to the close with an unbroken partner-
ship of 71.
Sammy has so far struck six fours in a 151-minute stay at the
crease while Shallow batted responsibly for an undefeated 27.
Jamaica came close to dismissing San ny but Danza Hyatt failed
to hold on to a sharp chance at forward snort leg off Tamar Lam-
bert when Sammy was on 57.
Hinds and Miller produced stifling spells without much wicket
Miller has one for 36 off 20 overs with seven maidens, and Hinds
picked up one for 21 off nine overs with four maidens as the Wind-
wards finished the day 93 runs behind on first innings with six wick-
ets standing.

Rain ruins second ...
(From page 27)
looks doubtful.
"The entire team is very disappointed with the weather,
the guys really want to play cricket and knowing we have not
done well in our opening match here was an ideal opportunity
to get points against the defending champions," Deonarine
Opposing skipper Daren Ganga, said again it is sad to know
we can not go out there and play cricket, we know the rain is
inevitable but we were very optimistic that we would have had
better conditions and get the game going," Ganga noted.
Weather permitting, the action is set to begin today at
9:30 h and play will end at 17:40 h.

You left us one year ago tragically and you
were only aged 61 as you stepped through
the door
I never knew thatyou would be no more to
lose our father, not a tear could bring you
back not even looking atyourpicture "
I have tried that everyday from the day you V
were taken away from your loving children.
brothers, sisters, wife and others
A family chain has broken no one willeverknow the pain we felt father
You were so loving, understanding and kind and you will never be
There will always be a special place in our hearts for you and no one
will take that away from us
We will never stop missing you Joseph
It is very hard for us to do
We watch you fade away
You fought so hard to stay
Ourhearts were broken as we watched
you slipped away
You were such a wonderful person
We love you dearly
A million times we miss you
A million times we cry

Remembered by the entire family, Joyce, Pammie and Patricia, i
children, Joe and three others of Guyana, Kafi and two others of '
e USA, other relatives and friends especially Junior Horatio
of North American Airlines.


" [V \ million lime, we've needed you,
A million nines we've cried.
-I I lo% e alone could've saved you.
You ne% er wouldd have died.
In loving memory of In life we loved you dearly,
167 Guyhoc Park, G/town In death we love you still
who departs this life on ] ,In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else will ever fill
January 10,2006. One It broke our hearts to lose you
year has past since you But you didn't go alone
were called away by Jesus Part of us 'vent with you
The day God took you home. ,
'Op Q^T^X^

Legends and Ravens

record victories

LEGENDS and Ravens basketball club record wins against
the Pepsi Sonics and the Beepats' Scorpion on Friday night
at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in the Georgetown Ama-
teur Basketball Association's (GABA) league.
In the opener Legends defeated Sonics 64-50 with Clairmont
Bascom leading the attack with 16 points. Shooting guard Ri-
chard Braithwaite led the losing side's attack with 15 points.
In game two Sariah Clarke powered his way to 19 points,
and his team to a 76-67 victory over the Scorpions.
Kester Gomes scored 12 and Trevor McLoud 11. The
league-was expected to continue last night.




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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007

Cellular Planet, the Regions most dynamic Cellular Retail Company is growing and requires
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Serena out

to defend



By Pritha Sarkar
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) -
Serena Williams has made it
her duty to rectify an
anomaly at this year's Aus-
tralian Open tennis.
For the first time ever, the
U.S. does not have a seeded
player in the women's draw of
a grand slam.
"It's all my fault, I guess,"
joked the seven-times major
champion who is on a comeback
trail after a four-month injury
"I should have been a little
more serious. But it won't hap-
pen again, at least as long as I'm
"I'l try to make sure it
doesn't happen any more. I
take the blame for that."
The Americans have had a
torrid time over the past year.
For the first time since the in-
ception of WTA computer
rankings in 1975, the U.S. did
not have a player inside the
world's top 10 in late August.
By the end of the year,
there were none in the top 20.
Injuries to players such as
Serena and sister Venus, a five-
times slam winner, did not help
An expectant Lindsay
Davenport effectively called
time on her career which gar-
nered three grand slam titles.
This has left Meghann
Shaughnessy, at 39th, as the
highest ranked American woman
in the Melbourne field.
Andy Roddick, who is
seeded sixth in the men's draw,
refused to get carried away with
suggestion that American
women's tennis is in decline.
"(No American being
seeded) would be a lot more rel-
evant if Venus and Serena had
played 16 or 17 events and
weren't seeded," Roddick said
after winning the Kooyong Clas-
"If you're going tell me
they are not one of the top 32
players in the world, I would
have to question that."
With off-court interests in
fashion and interior designing,
the Williams sisters have often
been accused of not putting
there heart and soul into tennis.
Last year, world number
47 Venus played only six
events while 81st-ranked
Serena managed to appear in
just four tournaments.
Venus will not be seen in
Australia over the next fortnight
as a lingering wrist injury has
forced her to stay away.
Despite spending months
on the road to recovery herself,
Serena was not one to dwell on
her hard luck.
"I don't regret anything
that's happened to me," she
"When I did get injured and
I did get surgery, I did things I
would have never been able to
do, i.e. spend time with my
family, spend time with my sis-
"1 wouldn't give that up for
But Serena did say her
absence from the tour had re-
kindled her love for the
a game.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007 z:


/ .A

Easy wins for Man Utd,

Chelsea and Liverpool

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, (Reuters) -
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his
13th goal of the season while
Park Ji-sung and Michael
Carrick got their first as
Manchester United beat Aston
Villa 3-1 to maintain their
six-point Premier League
lead yesterday.
United have 57 points to
the 51 of Chelsea, who ended a
run of three straight league
draws with a 4-0 home win over
Wigan Athletic thanks to Frank
Lampard, Arjen Robben, an
own-goal and Didier Drogba's
21st of the season for the club.
Liverpool, knocked out of
League and FA Cups by Arse-
nal in the last week, continued
their strong league form with
their seventh win from the last
-ight 3-0 at Watford to
consolidate third place on 43.
Arsenal played most of
their game at Blackburn Rov-
ers with 10 men after
Gilberto Silva was dismissed
after 13 minutes, but still
managed a 2-0 win to stay in
fourth place on 42 points.
Bolton Wanderers are fifth
on 40 despite being held to a
goalless home draw by
Manchester City.-
In other games,
Middlesbrough won 3-1 at
Charlton Athletic, Sheffield
United drew 1-1 with Ports-

SYDNEY, (Reuters) Un-
capped Essex batsman Ravi
Bopara has been called into
the England one-day squad
in Australia as a replacement
for the injured Kevin
Pietersen was ruled out of
the rest of the tri-series after
breaking a rib in England's eight-
wicket loss to Australia in
Melbourne on Friday.
Pietersen top scored for En-
gland with 82 but came to grief
when he charged down the
wicket to Australian paceman
Glenn McGrath and was struck
on the chest with a sharply ris-
ing bouncer.
The South African-born
Pietersen had been dis-
missed by McGrath in the
last Ashes test when he used
the same tactic and received
little sympathy from his op-
ponents after trying it again
in Melbourne.
"When you walk down the
wicket to a fast bowler I sup-
pose you are asking to be
bounced," Australian captain
Ricky Ponting told reporters.

mouth while Fulham snatched
an injury-time equaliser for a 3-
3 draw at West Ham United.
Villa fans must dread facing
Manchester United. Already
this season they have lost 3-0
at home to them in the league
and 2-1 the FA Cup, last week.
They have not beaten
them anywhere in the league
since 1995 and their last win
at Old Trafford came 24
years ago.
Within 13 minutes yester-
day it was obvious that noth-
ing was going to change.
Park scored at the second
attempt after 11 minutes
then, two minutes later, set
up midfield partner Carrick
for his first goal for the club
since joining from
Tottenham Hotspur.
Carrick then crossed for in-
form Ronaldo to head the third af-
ter 35 minutes and though Villa
pulled one back through Gabriel
Agbonlahor, United never looked
threatened and came close to a
fourth when Wayne Rooney hit the
"In the first half we were
excellent, we played some good
football and capitalised," United
boss Alex Ferguson told Sky
Sports. "It's another game gone
and we are in a good position."
Chelsea needed a last-gasp
goal by Robben to beat Wigan
before Christmas and the

Pietersen will return home
in the next few days with Irish


batsman Ed.Joyce likely to take
his place in the starting lineup
and 21-year-old Bopara joining
the squad after training in Aus-
tralia with the England Acad-
"Ravi has been brought
in because he is a middle or-
der batsman who impressed
in his time with the Academy
in Perth earlier in the win-
ter," England chairman of
selectoes David Graveney

Dutchman, out of action with
injury since then, was a key man
again yesterday as the
Lancashire side fell to their sixth
successive league defeat.
Lampard's free kick after 13
minutes had Chelsea ahead but,


after three successive league
draws, there were some nerves
in the crowd until Robben fired
in the second after 63 minutes.
The winger's cross was
turned into his own net by
Wigan goalkeeper Chris
Kirkland with Drogba heading a
last-minute fourth.
It was a satisfying end to a
lation about the future of coach Jose
Mourinho and an embarrassing 1-1
draw with fourth-division Wycomben
Waindes inthe firstleg ofheirLeague

said in a statement.
"He has also been a regular
with Essex during thcir one-da\
successes in recent years and
we decided that he was the best
option available.
"We are happy with the
top order of Strauss. Vaughan
and Bell and we also see the in-

Cup semi-final.
"It's been a dark period.
three draws is not normal for
our team ... we had a bit more
pressure," Mourinho said.
"What makes the differ-
ence in the big teams is the
individual quality of some
players and when you lose
this you become like the oth-
"When you see how Robben
played against Wigan a month ago
and the way he played today ... he
breaks defences and it was a big
blow for us that he wasn't playing
in the holiday matches."
Liverpool too put a bad
week behind them with a com-
fortable victory at Vicarage
Road that leaves Watford bot-
tom of the table and 10 points
adrift of the safety zone.
They started slowly but
went ahead after 34 minutes
through Craig Bellamy be-
fore England striker Peter
Crouch then scored either
side of halftime.
Arsenal's Gilberto was un-
lucky to get a red card after a
tangle with Robbie Savage at
Ewood Park but the Gunners
made light of their numerical dis-
Kolo Toure headed them
in front after 36 minutes and
they were calm and composed
before Thierry Henry swept
in a magnificent second on
the counter-attack.

jury to Kevin Pietersen. while
Uintorlunate. as offering a great
chance for Ed Jo\ce to stake hisl
claim for a place in the ICC
World Cup."
England's next tri-series
match is against New
Zealand in Hobart on Tues-

SYDNEY, (Reuters) Ashley
Giles has been included in
England's 30-man provi-
sional squad for this year's
one-day World Cup in the
West Indies but Darren
Gough was left out after fail-
ing a fitness test.
All of the players currently
on tour in Australia were picked.
including injured batsman Kevin
Pietersen, who is being sent
home after fracturing a rib.
Four uncaptped players
were added to the squad as
well as seven players that did
not feature in England's ICC
Champions Trophy squad.
including captain Michael
Vaughan and spinner Monty

Cough. Ian Blackwell and



'l'ini Bresnan were not con-
sidered after failing fitness

Future ofGreg Chappell...

Chappell likely to stay

on as India's coach

By Anand Vasu in Rajkot

GREG Chappell is likely to stay on as India's coach irre-
spective of the team's performance in the World Cup, con-
trary to the widely held belief that his future with Indian
cricket is linked to the World Cup.
Cricinfo has learnt that the the Board of Control for Cricket
of India (BCCI) is keen to retain the services of Chappell, whose
two-year tenure comes to an end in May. for the large-scale
rebuilding of the team if it fails
to perform well in the World
A senior member of the
Board told Cricinfo today
that it will not be the coach.
but the non-performing
players who will come un-
der the scanner.
The national selection
commiuee har, already sent a t
strong message perform or be
dropped to India's cricketers
but the case of Virender
Sehvag is not an isolated one.
Sections of the BCCI have
grown increasingly worried GREG CHAPPELL'sfut e
about th team's stagnation is more secure than s oer-
and the recent poor perfor- havethought.
nances and are no longer will -
ing to sit back and watch.
Traditionally the office bearers of the BCCI havetaki.
a back seat bhen it comes to the actual business- ailat
and ball, preferring to concentrate on administering the
game and raising funds while leaving cricket to the selec-
tors, the coach and the captain.
However. indication are that they have had enough, and
are raising serious, questions about the attitude of certain senior
players who have failed to deli er as expected
In the past, senior players hale been o virtually untouch-
able, despite suffering from poor form or carrying niggling
injuries. But, if a senior Indian board official is to be be-
lieved, this is set to end quickly.
"The way we see it, the World Cup could be a last hurrah
for certain players," he said. "If the performance in the World
Cup is not up to our expectations, then you can expect a num-
ber of changes. No one will be spared, no matter how big he
Critically, in all this, the Board has given events a com-
plete twist by strongly suggesting that Greg Chappell, the
coach, could continue after the World Cup.
"He is a good coach. WVhal can hlie do if players are not per-
forming?" asked ithe official. "It is media speculation and an as-
sumption aniong the players that Chappell's contract will not
be renewed after the World Cup.
Only recently Dilip Vengsarkar and Chappell had visited
Shashank Manohar. a vice-president of the BCCI who has re-
plcatedly called for more accountability from the players and
has been in the forefront of impllenicnng a system inhere play-
ers will be paid in correlation to the performance of the team.
That system is set to be put in place shortly and the
latest round of assurances from the board to the coach could
well result in a scenario where no player can take his place
for granted. (Cricinfo).

"We are eager to ensttre
everyone is given every
chance to prove heir fitness
but \we are not prepared to
select players for this up-
coining World Cup that we
anticipate will not reach a
satisfactory level of fitness
for what will be a gruelling
tournament." Elngland's chair-
man of selectors. Da\id
Graveney said in a statement.
Giles was included after
declaring himself available
following his sudden depar-
ture from the Ashes tour to
care for his ill wife.
"He's now getting back into
training, which is great news for
Ashley and the England cricket

tleim." Gravenev said.
England World Cup
James Anderson, lan Bell,
Ravi Bopara. Stuart Broad,
Glen Chapple. Rikki Clarke,
Paul Collingwood, Alastair
Cook. Jamie Dalrymple, An-
drew Flintoff. Ashley Giles,
Matthew Hoggard, Ed Joyce,
Amjad Khan, Ion Lewis, Mal
Loye, Sajid Mahmood, Paul
Nixon. Graham Onions.
Monty Panesar, Kevin
Pietersen, Liam Plunkett,
Matt Prior, Chris Read,
Owais Shah. Vikram
Solanki, Andrew Strauss,
Chris Tremlett. Michael
Vaughan, Michael Yaidy.

England call up Bopara

to replace Pietersen

England name provisional World Cup squad


O I t "t o I-- ---l-:. ....

26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE, January 14, 2007


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Asif's 5-89 leaves first

Test evenly poised

wicket haul when he had
Makhaya Ntini caught by
Younis Khan at second slip
for five to end the innings.
Pakistan were 23 with-
out loss in their second in-
nings when Farhat, on
seven. cut hard at a deliv-
ery from fast bowler
Andre Nel and survived a
difficult chance in the
gully, where Gibbs leapt
high but couldn't hold on.
Kallis struck with his
third delivery of the innings
when he drew Mohammad

By Telford Vice

CENTURION, South Africa,
(Reuters) Pakistan's
Mohammad Asif took five
wickets to lessen the impact
of Ashwell Prince's century
for South Africa on the third
day of the first Test yester-
Pakistan were 103 for two
in their second innings, a deficit
of one run, when bad light
ended play 13 overs early.
Jacques Kallis grabbed two
wickets but an unbeaten 41
from Imran Farhat steadied the
South Africa were dis-
missed for 417 in reply to
Pakistan's first innings of 313
and they admitted they had
not managed to create as big
a lead as they had wanted.
"We're a bit short of where
we wanted to be and the match
is evenly poised," Prince told a
news conference.
"It will be good for our
confidence if we can dismiss
them for less than 200
Prince scored 138, while
fast bowler Asif, playing his
first match for his country since
he and Shoaib Akhtar tested
positive for the banned steroid
nandrolone in November, took
five for 89.
Prince, who took guard
when South Africa's third
wicket fell six overs after
lunch on Friday, was finally
removed when leg-spinner
Danish Kaneria had him
stumped by wicketkeeper
Kamran Akmal.
The left-handed Prince ad-
vanced down the pitch to
Kaneria and failed to make con-
tact. Akmal gathered cleanly but

fluent innings," Prince said.
"I hit three or four bound-
aries in my first 20 runs, and
that saw me off to a good
His dismissal ended a domi-
nating fifth-wicket stand of 213
that he shared with Herschelle
"We needed a big partner-

South Africa's chances of
building a significant lead
seemed to be on the wane. but
Shaun Pollock scored a brisk
unbeaten 39 off 58 balls with
five fouis and a six to extend the
home side's advantage to 104
Asif completed his five-

r 1


ASHWELL PRINCE kisses his helmet after reaching his
sixth Test century against Pakistan in Centurion. (Yahoo

Winning Digicel Cup start for Haiti

...Barbados, T&T draw 1-1

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Haiti logged an
early goal by Brunel Fucien
and ran out 1-0 winners over
former champions
Martinique on the opening
evening of the Digicel Carib-
bean Cup football finals on
Playing the second match of
the double-header at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium where hosts
Trinidad and Tobago drew 1-1
with Barbados in the curtain-
raiser, Fucien scored in the first
quarter of the game for the Hai-
tians to sink Martinique.
The win pushed Haiti into
the early lead in Group A
(Sedley Joseph Group) and
avenged the 1-0 loss they suf-
fered to Martinique in Fort de
France when the two lenmrs met
ill ji'.lTi ,) ,t .. - '.. ,,. 1
lying match in November.
The game started com-
petitively with both teams ex-
hibiting a neat passing game
but Haiti pierced

Martinique's defence deci-
sively in the 12"' minute and
Fucien provided a classy fin-
ish for the winning goal.
Combining well on the right
side, Guillame Stephane, Chery
Mones and Boucicat Alexandre
produced a series of passes to
send Fucien through.
Alexandre delivered the fi-
nal pass that split the defence
and Fucien ran through for aI
one-and-one with the
Martinique goalkeeper Eddie
As Heurlie advanced for a
diving challenge, Fucien adeptly
chipped the ball over his body
and knocked the ball into a wide
open goal from just six yards
shrugging off an aggressive late
tackle from an onrushing de-

for the equaliser but Haiti's
defence stood firm.
In the 92nd minute, it
took a last minute diving
- tackle from Haitian captain

and Motorola Man of the
match Bruny Pierre to keep
Martinique scoreless.
Earlier, in front of around
8,000 noisy home fans.
Trinidad and Tobago could only
manage a draw against Barbados
in their opening match.
Wim Rijsbergen's team
opened the game strongly, pass-
ing the ball well and enjoying the
bulk of the possession.
The T&T Soca Warriors
opened the scoring in the 36"'
minute when Gary Glasgow
collected a pass from Leslie
Fitzpatrick and scored.
Barbados rallied in the
second half and netted a fine
goal to tic the game on 66
minutes, Britain-based Neil
Harvey connecting with a
firm header froin a left-sided
free-kick by captain Norman
The fouralamen! conin-

of Group B (Bobby Sookram
Group), Cuba facing
Guadeloupe and Guyana
tackling St Vincent and the
Grenadines (SVG).

missed with his first swipe at
the stumps. Prince scrambled
back towards safety, but Akmal
removed the bails just in time to
send the South African packing.
The patient, diligent Prince
batted for almost six hours in
which he faced 214 balls and hit
19 fours.
"It was one of the more

ship, and luckily for us we got
it." said Gibbs. "(Prince) is hit-
ting the ball as well as I've ever
seen him hit it."
Prince's dismissal began a
slide in which five wickets
tumbled for 35 runs in 11 overs.
Among them was Gibbs,
who was seventh out for 94
when he was trapped in front
by fast bowler Naved-ul-

Hafeez, who scored 15, into
an edge to Graeme Smith at
first slip.
Kallis claimed his second

wicket six overs later when
Yasir Hameed steered a thin
edge to wicketkeeper Mark
Boucher to be dismissed for 9


PPAKISTAN (1st innings) 313
South Africa (1st innings, 254-4
A de Villiers c Younis Khan
b Mohammad Asif 4
G Smith c Kamran Akmal
b Mohammad Asif 0
H Amla c Kamran Akmal
b Mohammad AsHf 71
J Kallis c Younis Khan
b Mohammad Asif 18
A Prince st Kamran Akmal
b Danish Kaneria 138
H Gibbs Ibw b Naved-ul-Hasan 94
M Boucher c and b Kaneira 2
S Pollock not out 39
P Harris b Danish Kaneria 3
A Nel b Naved-ul-Hasan 5
M Ntini c Younis Khan
b Mohammad Asif 5
Extras (lb-13 nb-25) 38
Total (all out, 117.5 overs) 417
Fall of wickets: 1-3 2-8 3-53 4-143 5-
356 6-358 7-383 8-386 9-391.

Bowling: Mohammad Asif 27.5-4-89-
5 (nb-15), Naved-ul-Hasan 17-2-92-2
(nb-1 ), Shahid Nazir 20-1-96-0 (nb-9),
Danish Kaneria 41-8-97-3
Mohammad Hateez 11-1-24-0, Imran
Farhat 1-0-6-0.
PAKISTAN (2nd Innings)
Mohammad Hafeez c G Smith
bJ Kallis 15
Imran Farhat not out 41
Yasir Hameed c M V Boucher
bJ H Kallis 9
Younis Khan not out 32
Extras (lb-3 nb-3) 6
Total (for 2 wkts. 33 overs) 103
Fall of wickets: 1-41 2-58.
To bat: Yasir Hameed. Younis Khan.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Faisal Iqbal.
Kamran Akmal, Shahid Nazir,
Naved-ul-Hasan. Danish Kaneria,
Mohammad Asif.
Bowling: Nel 13-6-32-0. Ntini 4-0-19-0,
Pollock 6-3-15-0 (nb-1). Kallis 6-0-1&8
2 (nb-2), Harris 4-0-16-0.

Barbadians satisfied

with draw against T&T

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Barbados coach
Eyre Sealy expressed satis-
faction Friday night with his
team's 1-1 draw against
Trinidad and Tobago in their
Digicel Caribbean Cup open-
ing match at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium.
Sealy suggested during the
post-match press conference
that taking a point from the fix-
ture has given the Barbadians a
steady start to their champion-
ship campaign.
"We are satisfied with the
result and the one point we
gained against Trinidad and To-
bago. The goal for us is to
qualify for the final and when
we get there it is to then win
the tournament," Sealy said.
Barbados lost midfielder
John Hawkesworth to a red
card in the last 10 minutes and
Sealy believes they could have

secured an even better result if
they had their full complement
of 11 players for the entire
"It was tough for us in
the first half but we changed
that in the second. We equal-
ized but then lost a player in
the second and I thought our
rhythm was affected."
"The Trinidad and Tobago
team is a young one and you
could see this just by looking
at their faces. They played us
really well in the first half but
they are unsure of themselves
and that is what failed them."
ended Sealy.
Barbados scored in the
67th minute to equalize against
eight-time Cup champions
Trinidad and Tobago with a
headed goal from Britain-based
striker Neil Harvey, who was
later substituted.
The Barbados captain

Norman Forde said the coach
ing staff revived them at the
halftime break after Gary
Glasgow had given the home
side a 1-0 lead in the 36th
"It was a tough first half but
coach spoke to us during the
break and told us that we need
to lift our game. We went on the
field in the second period with
a strong mentality and picked
up our game.
"We also realized that
Trinidad and Tobago's de-
fence got shaky quite eas-
ily once you run at them.
The one point we earned is
good enough playing
against the host team,"
Forde added.
Barbados play next tomor-
row against early group lead-
ers Haiti, who edged
Martinique 1-0 in Friday
night's second game.

T&T coach blames inexperience for draw

PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad.
(CMC) Trinidad and Tobago's
coach Wim RUsbergen blames a
lack of experience in his play-
ers for their 1-1 dra% against
Barbados in the opening match
of the Sedley Joseph Group of
the 2007 Digicel Caribbean Cup
on Friday night.
At a post-match press con-
ference, the Dutch coach ex-
plained that the players gave
their best given their limited
know-how at this level.
"It was a lot of inexperi-
ence by the guys," Rijsbergen
"This was our first match
with some new guys who we
had given a chance and I am sat-
isfied with the work they put
out although I am not satisfied
with the results," he added.
Rijsbergen said the team
must improve on their finish-
ing to be successful in the
"There is a lot of work still
to be done with the team, we
need to work on ball possession
and scoring goals. We created
chances that should have given
Sus Il ''re : l<. The,'"

when you throw aw;Uay chances
it is likely that the other team
would make you pay," said
.He also challenged the

fitness of the players. it, score .n unchallenged headed
"The physical [hine- of goal midway the second half
thee ,uy, needs to be im- "We allowed Barbados to
proved \We have guys who score from a corner and this
is not accept-
abHe also
midfielder Kerry
Baptiste on his
f performance.
"Kerry had a-
"' great game in
midfield, his pass-!
ing and crossing
skill was excellent
and this is what,
we want," said the
Dutch coach.
T&T captain
Denzil Theobald
T&T striker Gary Glasgow goes past conceded that his
Bajan defender Jonathan Straker during team lost "a bit of
the opening match of the Digicel Cup concentration" af-
finals at the Hasely Crawford Stadium ter the break when
Friday night. Glasgow opened the they led 1-0 and
scoring for the Warriors in the 36th gave up a three-
minute. point opportunity
because of that.
have had a long season and oth- "We played our type of
crs who hardly played football football in the first period but
in recent times," he said. slipped in the second...We have
The one goal scored by the to now put this behind us and
' W'''. C! ior' 'mi fromi Jiv 1l;\ f',lIscd for otr"' crucial

period of play while Barbados Theobald said.
equalized in the second period. Trinidad and Tobago will
Rijsbergen also blasted play Martinique in their sec-
their defence for allowing the ond Sedley Joseph Group
Barbadian forward'Neil Harvey match tomorrow.

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Carib Beer Series Scoreboards

BARBADOS 1st Innings
(overnight 253 for nine)
D. Richards c S. Liburd
b Sanford 2
W. Blackman c *Joseph
b Jeremy 20
+P. Browne c S. Liburd
b Sanford 13
F. Reifer c Banks b Simon 28
*R. Hinds run out (Athanaze) 82
D. Smith c Simon b Athanaze 43
K. Stoute c J. Liburd b Banks 13
R. Austin c S. Liburd b Willett 26
T. Best c Jeremy b Sanford 22
P. Collins Ilbw b Willett 0
C. Collymore not out 2
Extras (b4, Ib4, wl, nb3) 12
TOTAL (all out) 263
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-26, 3-37, 4-84,
5-150, 6-174,7-231,8-246,9-250.
Bowling: Sanford 23.3-2-72-3 (nbl);
Simon 10-1-25-1; Jeremy 14-3-55-1
(nb2); Athanaze 29-8-50-1 (wl);
Banks 15-1-48-1; Willett 3-1-5-2.
S. Jeffers c Richards b Austin 37
J. Liburd b Austin 16
S. Liburd lbw b Smith 55
*S. Joseph c wkpr Browne
b Smith 35
0. Banks b Best 30
T. Willett c Smith b Austin 24
+J. Williams c Best b Austin 6
J. Athanaze not out 18
K. Jeremy c Best b Austin 4
C. Simon c wkpr Browne
b Smith 0
A. Sanford c Smith b Austin 0
Extras(Ibl,wl10) 11
TOTAL (all out) 236
Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-62, 3-147, 4-
Bowling: Collins 9-0-33-0 (nb4);
Best 9-0-35-1 (nb2); Collymore 11-4-
23-0; Austin 24.3-2-86-6; *Hinds 13-
1-26-0 (nb4); Smith 12-2-32-3.
BARBADOS 2nd Innings
D. Richards not out 1
W. Blackman not out 0
TOTAL (without loss) 1

Bowling: Sanford 1-0-1-0.
Position: Barbados lead by 28 runs
with all second innings wickets
JAMAICA 1st Innings (overnight
231 for 6)
B Parchment c Smith b Butler 76
D Hyatt run out 76
L Ingram c wkp Murray
b Sammy 21
*W Hinds c Lewis b Sammy 10
T Lambert Ibw Lewis 15
D Bernard Ibw George 0
+C Baugh c Lewis b Paul 7
N Miller not out 27
A Russell Ibw Sammy 18
J Lawson c Smith b Sammy 5
A Dwyer run out 7
Extras (b3, Ib2, nb22) 27
TOTAL (all out- 109.2 overs) 289
Fall of wickets: 1-153,2-190,3-204,4-
205, 5-206, 6-227, 7-231, 8-272, 9-278
Bowling: Butler 14-4-36-1 (2nb);
Paul 19-2-64-1 (10nb); Sammy 24-6-
51-4; Lewis 18.1-4-51-1 (6nb);
George 31.2-7-80-1 (4nb), Sebastian
0.5-0-0-, Smith 2-1-2-0.
WINDWARDS 1st Innings
D Smith run out 26
H Campbell Ibw Miller 48
A Fletcher Ibw Lawson 17
+J Murray c Parchment b Hinds 6
D Sammy not out 69
H Shallow not out 27
Extras (Ibl, nb2) 3
TOTAL (for 4 wickets 71 overs) 196
Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-79, 3-86, 4-
To Bat: *R Lewis, L Sebastien, D
Butler, D George, J Paul.
Bowling: Lawson 13-3-52-1; Russell
2-0-9-0 (1nb); Bernard 12-5-30-0,
Hinds 9-4-21-1; Miller 20-7-36-1;
Dwyer 10-0-31-0 (1nb); Lambert 5-0-
Position: Windwards 93 runs be-
hind on 1st innings with 6 wickets

Rain ruins second

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THERE was more frus-
tration for the Trinidad and
Tobago and Guyana cricket-
ers as persistent rain over
the past two days left the
outfield soggy forcing the
abandonment for the second
consecutive day of their sec-
ond round Carib Beer se-
ries match at the Guaracara
When the two umpires
NARSINGH DE OARIN made their final inspection
at shortly after lunch, and
with still ominous dark clouds hovering over the ground,
they decided the conditions were not fully suitable for
Both skippers of the respective teams expressed disap-
pointment in losing two full days of play which has virtually
left the game to a first innings affair.
The 23-year-old Guyanese captain Narsingh
Deonarine said that two days of not playing cricket cer-
tainly has been frustrating while he also reckoned that
his team's chances of gaining maximum points at this stage
(Please turn to page 23)


Ryan O'Brian

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia,
(CMC) -A fine all-round per-
formance by Saint Lucian
Darren Sammy put the
Windward Islands in strong
contention for first innings
honours against Jamaica in
their Carib Beer second
round match at the
Beausejour Cricket Ground
Sammy finished the day
unbeaten on 69 having earlier
recorded very tidy bowling
figures of four for 51 off 24
overs with six maidens, as
the Windwards closed on
196 for four in reply to
Jamaica's first innings 289 all
Resuming from their
overnight 231 for six, Ja-
maica lost Carlton Baugh off
the third ball of the day,

caught by Rawl Lewis at slip
off pacer Jean Paul without
any further addition.

Nikita Miller and Andre
Russell linked up and frustrated
the Windwards in an eighth-
wicket stand of 42 before

Sammy trapped Russell leg be-
fore wicket for 18.
The tall all-rounder then
had No.10 batsman Jermaine
Lawson caught by Devon Smith
at slip for five and it was left
to Miller (27 not out) and
Dwyer, who was run out for
seven, to push them to within
11 runs of the 300-mark.
Sammy's four-wicket
haul was supported by pacers
Deighton Butler and Paul,
and spinners Lewis and Den-
nis George, who all claimed
one wicket each.
When the Windwards
started their reply, Devon Smith
and Heron Campbell put on 66
for the first wicket.
The partnership was bro-
ken when Smith (26) was run
out looking for a second run.
Then Campbell, who batted
cautiously as he approached his
half century, was trapped LBW

for 48 by left-arm
spinner Miller as the Wind-
wards slipped to 79 for two.
The most spectacular dis-
missal of the day was that of
veteran wicket-keeper/batsman
Junior Murray.
The 38-year-old former
West Indies glove-man cut
seamer Wavell Hinds power-
fully to gully where Brenton
Parchent came up with a daz-
zling one handed catch div-
ing to his left that put the
Windwards under pressure at 86
for three.
Sammy ,and Andre
Fletcher then added 39 for
the fourth wicket before
Fletcher was dislodged LBW
by fast bowler Lawson (1-52)
for a patient 17.
Sammy was joined by
Hyron Shallow and the two
(Please turn to page 23)



Austin takes six for 86 to spin

Barbados to first innings points

By Adriel Richard told the captain at lunch loved. The Leewards middkle-or- four.
that I wanctd : a ong spell to get der batsmen showed sonime sins Tonito Willett came to t
'RAB HILL, Barbados, i \ rhythm goingg. since I kneiw of resistance, but they were all cirease and with Omari Ban
CMC) A first-class career once got into a oood bowhlng guilty of falling to a succession restored some stability and c:
)est bowling performance rhythni. I kne\ I could get a of ill-advised strokes. ried the Leewards to tea on 1
rom Ryan Austin handed bag of wickets. particularly Leewards reached 94 for for four.
larbados a modest first in- knowing that the Leewards are two at lunch, and with Steve Austin however, opened t
lings lead in their second a bit weak against the spin." Liburd and Joseph at the crease, floodgates for Barbados, wh

round match of the Carib
Beer Series against Leeward
Islands yesterday.
Austin collected six wickets
for 86 runs from 24.3 overs to
completely justify the selectors'
faith in him, after he had been
overlooked for the opening
match against the land of his
The 25-year-old off-spinner
bowled with control, as
Leewards were dismissed for
236, replying to Barbados' first
innings total of 263.
When bad light stopped play
two overs early on the second day
at the North Stars Cultural & So-
cial Club, Barbados were one with-
out loss from a solitary over deliv-
ered by Adam Sanford.
"Obviously, I enjoyed it
because I came with the
mentality to get at least five
wickets and I did it, so I am
really proud of myself," Aus-
tin told reporters about his
performance afterwards.
"The pitch was offering me
some assistance after lunch, and
all I had to do was put my head
down, and bowl in the right ar-
eas. I bowled a bit straight at
times, but I will work on this
in the nets.

Similar to their oppo-
nents, the Leewards had sev-
eral batsmen who got starts
with the bat, but Steve Liburd
was the only batsman that
passed 50.
Liburd struck five fours and
two sixes in the top score of 55
off 87 balls in two hours of bat-
Shane Jeffers scored 37,
Leewards captain Sylvester Jo-
seph made 35, Omari Banks got
30, and Tonito Willett gathered
Dwayne Smith gave steady
support to Austin with his me-
dium-paced bowling which
claimed three wickets for 32
runs in 12 overs.
Leewards started confi-
dently, but Austin removed
Jeffers and fellow opener Javier
Liburd and Shane Jeffers on his
way to his fourth haul of five
wickets or more in a first-class
He made the breakthrough,
when he bowled Javier Liburd
for 16, then had Jeffers caught
at slip for 37 to leave the visi-
tors on 62 for two.
Things however, did not al-
ways go entirely the way Aus-
tin and Barbados would have

they appeared well set to put
the Barbadian bowlers under
Joseph however, was
caught behind off Smith about
an hour after the interval fenc-
ing at a delivery outside the off-
stump. The Leewards captain
and Steve Liburd put on 85 for
the second wicket.
About 10 minutes later, the
Leewards suffered another set-
back to their plans, when Steve
Liburd was adjudged lbw play-
ing back and across to Smith to
leave the visitors on 152 for



he had Willett caught at deep
mid-wicket, and Tino Best put
another dent into the Leewards'
charge with a well-directed in-
swinging yorker that bowled
Leewards were 208 for six,
but Austin claimed three of
the last four wickets that fell
for 18 runs in the space of 38
balls to give Barbados the
Jason Williams got six and
Kerry Jeremy made four before
they were both caught at mid-
wicket chipping balls to fielder
Tino Best off Austin, who
ended the innings when Sanford
was caught at backward short
leg for a duck.
In between, Smith gained an
outside edge to remove Carl
Simon caught behind for a duck.
Barbados entered the match
at the top of the standings with
12 points, following a three-
wicket win in their opening
match against Trinidad & To-
bago at this venue.
Leewards were second in
the standings with six points,
after taking first innings
points in their drawn open-
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KINGSTON, Jamaica,
(CMC) Match Day staff for
all nine Local Organising
Committees (LOCs) will,
over the coming month, en-
gage in simulation tests to
fine-tune preparations for
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007,
tournament organizers said
in a press release Friday
Starting this weekend in St
Vincent and the Grenadines, of-
ficials from ICC CWC 2007
Event Management Department
(EMD) will tour the Host Ven-
ues to assist LOCs and venue
teams in a series of Match Day
Operations Integration and
Communication Exercises, the
release stated.
Venue teams will role-play
actual Match Day operations at
the stadia to further hone their
ability to work together, through
performing different tasks, and
get the job done efficiently.
"This is the next step in the
integration training process for
all the, Match Day staff to fully
understand their functions and
how they will be interwoven.
Everyone has different du-
ties but they will need to assist
each other in various ways and

we will be simulating multiple
scenarios, in real time, to show.
how procedures should be ex-
ecuted," outlined Manager of
CWC's EMD, Trudy Clark.
"Match Day operations
calls for effective communi-
cation and timely decision-
making and these will be
primary features of this
workshop. We want teams to
consider 'live' situations and
work through them as though
they were actually happen-
The Match Day Opera-
tions Integration and Communi-
cation Exercises will run for a
day and a half in each Host
Venue the first day being the
simulations at the stadia and the
second day, a debriefing session.
"The only country in
which the programme will
vary is Trinidad & Tobago.
Queen's Park Oval will be
hosting a One-Day match be-
tween the home side and
Guyana on January 17.
Instead of simulations, the
Trinidad & Tobago LOC is us-
ing that match as a trial for
Match Day operations and we
- from CWC will observe the
operations on that day.

"On the following day, we
will provide feedback on the
LOCs operations implemen-
tation at the trial match and
then return to the formal
workshop agenda ensuring

the Trinidad & Tobago team
participate in the simulation
and communication exercises
so they can continue their
(Please turn to page 23)

Moore gets WBC

ranking upgrade
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, (CMC) Guyana's talented su-
per-bantamweight boxer
Leon "Hurry Up" Moore.
has received a ranking
upgrade by the World
Boxing Council (WBC), 1 .00
edging one place up to -m o1
No.11 in the January rat-
Currently the highest-- '-
rated Caribbean-based
boxer, Moore earned a
marginal climb from the
No.12 spot he held in the Leon "Hurry Up" Moore
WBC December rankings
in the 122-pound category.
The 27-year-old southpaw (left-hander) has a ring
record of 17 wins (15 knockouts) against one defeat, fol-
lowing his latest victory a classy fifth round technical
(Please turn to page 23)




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Sunday Chronicle Jahiha '1'4, d 200

1. Never offer to make coffee. In an open plan office there is a
ritual where everyone waits hours for the first person to say:
"Who wants a coffee?" That person then finds themselves in
the kitchen for the rest of the day working as a junior cater-
ing manager. Also, remember that nobody ever gets to the top
of an organisation by drinking stinky teas. No one wants to
have a serious meeting in a room that smells of peppermint
or rhubarb.

2. Ignore all emails. Working in the post room is not generally a
career choice for most people. Yet with the epidemic of emails most
people spend half their working lives slaving away in their own
personal computer post room. Most emails are biodegradable, how-
ever. If you let them sink to the bottom of the pile and go unan-
swered they will eventually become irrelevant. To some people,
doing this might seem like just about the most daring and suicidal
thing you could possibly do in the office but, if something really
matters, the person who sent it will eventually call you to ask you
about it.

3. Get yourself noticed. Getting ahead in business means getting
noticed but working hard makes you almost invisible. Therefore
it's a lot better to work hard at getting yourself noticed. What se-
nior management likes more than anything else is junior managers
who show signs of initiative and volunteer to do things. Most of
the reason for this is that the more junior managers volunteer to
do, the less senior managers will have to do themselves. Of course,
volunteering for things and doing things are two different matters.
Once you have got the credit for volunteering for a project, it's
best to get as far away as possible from the project before the work
kicks in. The best way to do that is to volunteer for another project.

4. Remember that less is more. You would think that lazy people
would form an inert mass at the bottom of an organisation. On the
contrary they are found at all levels in business, right up to the

chair person. The reason for this is simple: when something goes
wrong in business it's generally because someone somewhere has
tried to do something. Obviously if you don't do anything, you
can't be blamed when it goes wrong. People who sit all day like a
lemon, busily straightening

-By Sherry Boilers-Dixon

that you know that for the envelope to be pushed out of the box
and through the window of opportunity, customers should first be-
come stakeholders and then delighted beyond their expectations. In
order to do this, top executives will go forward the extra mile while
wearing the shoes of the customer. And remember, the customer is
king (unless she is a woman).

7. Be nice to Personal Assistants (PAs). If you put all the country's
chief executives in one room, all they would produce would be a
range of jammy share options for themselves and some meaning-
less corporate waffle for the city. Give them one good PA and they
might get some useful work done. That's why it's very difficult for
PAs to become managers. It's not that PAs couldn't do manage-
ment jobs, it's because management couldn't do management jobs
without PAs. Remember that for every senior executive on the golf
course, there is a PA running the business back in the office.

8. Try not to upset anyone. Think how easy it is to upset some-
one at home and then triple it: that is how easy it is to upset some-
one at work. Upsetting your boss is the easiest thing to do in the
office (apart from their job that is). All you have to do is turn up
and you've got yourself well and truly in their bad books. Keeping
on the right side of them is simply a matter of anticipating their
every whim, completing work before they decide. It's needed and
laughing at their pathetic jokes rather than their pathetic dress sense.
People at the bottom of the office pile are equally easy to upset. If
your job is to push a button you are not going to take kindly to

Tears of love do
not cause sorrow.

They become


. anna

Take time to think is
the source of power. Take
time to read ... it is
the fountain of wisdom.
TAtl time ln o pui
iL ... II Ih( e .llst
I poi( 'r in
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paperclips, are therefore the only people with a 100% record of
success, and with that sort of record, promotion is inevitable.

5. Treat appraisals as auditions for pantomime. An appraisal is
where you have an exchange of opinion with your boss. It's called
an exchange of opinion because you go in with your opinion and
leave with their opinion. When you have a bad year, the best ap-
proach is a balance between cringing apology and grovelling syco-
phancy, something like: "My respect for you is so intense that it
sometimes distracts me, thereby causing the continual string of ma-
jor cock-ups that have been the main feature of my performance
this year." Interestingly, giving appraisals is actually as hard as get-
ting them. The secret is to mix criticism with recognition. For ex-
ample: "You've made a number of mistakes Martin, but we recognize
you made them because you are a total idiot."

6. Get up to speed with the jargon. What differentiates a business
thought from a normal thought is that business thoughts have a
"going forward" at the end of them going forward. It is also vital

anyone who tells you where, when and
how to push it. Only those people who respect your absolute mas-
tery of button-pushing will be allowed to benefit from a display of
the aforesaid mastery.

9. Manage without bosses. The difference between a boss and a
high street bank is that a bank sometimes gives you credit for things.
Bosses give you things to do and then blame you for doing them.
What they er understand is that if they didn't give you things
to do in the lir-t place, you wouldn't make so many spectacular
foul-ups. Naturally there are good bosses and bad bosses. Some
take the trouble to get interested in what you are doing, encourage
your personal development and generally provide you with a stimu-
lating and challenging environment in which to work. There are also
good bosses who lock themselves in their rooms, have five-hour
lunches and leave your completely alone.

In part II next week, I will discuss how to dress upland not
down, how to steer clear of paper and how to not drink un-
der the influence of work. -----..

Page' H

Sunday Chronicle January14, 2007.. :

Adding milk to a cup of tea can destroy its
ability to protect against heart disease, ac
cording to research.
k saml! German tud) found drinking black tea significantly
improved the ability of arteries to relax ani expand to keep blood
pressure health.
But the European Heart Journal paper also found proteins in
milk, called caseins, blocked this effect.
it is estimated as many as 98% of UK tea-drinkers prefer milk
in their favourite cuppa.
The researchers tested the effects of tea in 16 humans and on
rat tissue.
They showed molecules in the tea called catechins helped di-
late the blood vessels by producing a chemical called nitric oxide.
The caseins in milk prevented this effect by reducing the concen-
tration of catechins in the tea.

Senior researcher Dr Verena Stangl, professor of cardiology at
the Charite Hospital, in Berlin, said: "Our results thus provide a
possible explanation for the lack of beneficial effects of tea on the
risk of heart disease in the UK, a country where milk is usually
However, June Davison, cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foun-
dation (BHF), said: "It is difficult to say from this small study the
impact of adding a drop of milk to your tea can make.
"The tea break is a great British tradition which provides time
to relax with a cuppa in hand.
"Leaving milk out of your tea is far less likely to help pro-
tect your heart health thifi6tlhernneasures, such as taking
regular exercise, avoiding smoking and eating a healthy bal-
anced diet."

But Ms Davison also said the study highlighted the importance
of not just thinking about one food in isolation but the effect of the
actual interaction between different foods.
Prof Stangl said the study was very complex and so could only
be performed on a small number of people.
Professor Andrew Steptoe of UCL's department of epide-
miology and public health, who has previously carried out re-



search into the effects of tea on recovery from stress, said that
as such studies were very difficult to carry out he was not sur-
prised that this study had been very small.
On the results of the study, he added: "We would be interested
to know if that sort of effect persists long-term or if it is just an
acute effect of tea."
Prof Steptoe also said that as there were about 200 bioactive
compounds in-tea the apparent effect of milk of vasodilation "does
not necessarily mean milk negates the other effects of tea".
Catherine Collins, a dietician and spokesperson for the British
Dietetic Society, agreed that tea was a "very healthy drink" and
pointed out that drinking it with milk in would boost calcium in-
She said: "There are benefits for tea, with or without milk, so
keep on drinking."
Bill Gorman, chairman of the Tea Council, also said the
study was "another very positive piece of research for tea as
it's clear that the researchers recognize that tea has signifi-
cant health effects". (BBC Caribbean)

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) The keepers of the
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Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear
and climate threats to the world.
The symbolic clock, maintained by the Bulletin of
Atomic Scientists, currently is set at seven minutes to mid-
night, with midnight marking global catastrophe.
The group did not say in which direction the hands
would move. But in a news release previewing an event next
Wednesday, they said the change was based on "worsening
nuclear, climate threats" to the world.
"The major new step reflects growing concerns
about a 'Second Nuclear Age' marked by grave
threats, including: nuclear ambitions in Iran and
North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia
and elsewhere, the continuing 'launch-ready' status
of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the
U.S. and Russia, escalating terrorism, and new
pressure from climate change for expanded civilian
nuclear power that could increase proliferation
risks," the release reads.
he clock was last pushed forward by two minutes to
seven minutes to midnight in 2002 amid concerns about the
proliferation of nuclear, biological and other weapons and
the threat of terrorism.
When it was created by the magazine's staff in 1947, it
was initially set at seven minutes to midnight and has moved
17 times since then.
It was as close as two minutes to midnight in 1953
following U.S. and Soviet hydrogen bomb tests, and as
far away as 17 minutes to midnight in 1991 after the
superpowers reached agreement on a nuclear arms re-


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Page IV Sunday Chronicle January 14, 20"7

Reading one of your older columns today, I came across
this: "All the pain in this world is caused by unhappy,
thwarted, frustrated people. Happy people don't hurt
other people. They enrich the planet and bring fulfill-
ment to others." .
While I like to think I'm one of the happy people bring-
ing fulfillment to others, I am continually thwarted in my at-
tempts at relationships. Time and time again men represent
themselves to me falsely, and time and time again I ftail to see
it until it is too late. Then I turn into one of those unhappy,
frustrated people.
I suspect the key is to let go mentally, but my problem
is twofold. First, I want to date. Second, if I keep dating, I
keep getting into bad experiences and am unable to let go of
them. It's like being stuck in traffic. You put up with it, but
eventually the frustration builds to intolerable levels.
How on earth can I learn to avoid sleazebags without stop-
ping dating altogether? I feel like the most idiotic person in
the world.

Tally, if you are getting hurt, then you're hanging on too
The balance of power has changed, and women
haven't acknowledged it. In an older time, all women
had to offer was their virtue. They were dependent on
men. Today few men are the sole support of their fam-
ily. Stop giving the thing women give which makes them
emotionally attached to a man-the thing which men
prize when not easily given.
A man in marriage gets a maid, a mistress, a cook, the
mother of his children, and usually, a second income. What
does a woman get? Without love, all she gets is someone to
share expenses.
Why are you not best served by preserving the one
asset you know the other party wants? That's what you
need to protect, bank on, and prize. It doesn't matter
whether you prize it; men prize it. In Aristophanes' play
"Lysistrata" women withheld sex in order to stop a war.
That is not the only cause-nor the only good cause-
which is to a woman's advantage.

Clash Of


4^ .**"

I need some advice. I've gone on a couple
of dates with this girl I met online, and we
hit it off pretty well.
I like her, she likes me, and we share the same interests.
Bui .tfter our last date the subject of sex came up, and she said
she'. saving herself for marriage.
That threw me because I'm attracted to her and hoped our re-
latinship would eventually reach that level, though I don't feel
reai.\ for the responsibility of marriage.
I don't want to push her into anything, but I'm scared of being
in i relationship where my values clash with hers.
II I'm having second thoughts like this, does it mean we're not
right for each other?


Rex, do I understand your value correctly? You get
to have sex with women you have no intention of
marrying? What goes on south of your belt buckle is
not a value it's a goal. Her desire to be chaste until
marriage is more than a goal it's a value.
You are willing to take everything she has to offer, but what
are you offering her? Nothing. So what is left for the man who is
s killing to marry her? If you have nothing to give her, direct your
ulientions elsewhere. You've come across a woman who prizes
herself above your urges.
A motto of the 1960s was "Ass, gas, or grass. Nobody rides
for free." In other words, if you want a lift, pay the price.
Life is a balance. This interaction isn't scot-free. For a
uoman, the activity you seek ends up on her sexual resume
and on her conscience, and for a carefree man, it can end up
on his balance sheet and in his medical history.



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Sunday Chronicle January 14,' 207

SOMETIMES patients only want to ask their
dentist a question because of a problem they
currently encounter.
Logically, why should they visit the dentist, pay
consultation fees and wait, occasionally for up an hour
just for simple information which they can utilize to
decide a course of action or have an idea of the dentist's
diagnosis and treatment plan ahead of their scheduled
Hence, this column today seeks to answer some
common questions posed by patients.

I feel pain on some of my teeth. I had checked it out with my
dentist and I am still having the mild pain and am irritated
by it. I want to extract those teeth. Why is my dentist refusing
to do it?

A less common condition is the atypical toothache. The pain is
chronic and usually, there is no obvious cause for it. Extracting the
teeth usually does not solve the problem as the pain tends to stay
because the complexity of the problem can even include
psychological implications. Symptoms generally consist of a
distressing continual pain condition from a tooth or teeth which
stays longer than 4 months while the tooth/teeth and surrounding
gum and bone looks normal.

Facial Nerve Pain

I suffer from spontaneous sharp, electric-like pain on
my face. This can be a number of times a day, of a very short
duration. So far the condition has not improved and can even

happen when I wash my face or mouth. Is this common?

This could be an uncommon condition of the nerves which tends
to affect the older age groups. The most common disease in this
group is called Trigeminal Neuralgia. The features are sudden pain
of varying intensity on the face or jaw which is triggered by jaw
movements or touch and is of short duration. This can recur several
times a day and can be very severe or throbbing but often comes
and goes. The definite cause of neuralgia has never been proven
although it is commonly taken to be due to nerve instability.
Medication is the treatment of choice. However, imaging of the head
may be recommended to rule out any brain lesion.

I have very severe pain, ulcers and bleeding gums for the
past 3 days. My whole mouth is sore and I cannot eat properly.
My spouse tells me I have bad breath. What could I be
suffering from?

The condition you described is termed Acute Necrotising
Gingivitis. The general symptoms involve ulcers on tips of gum
between the teeth and along the gum line. The gums also bleed with
sudden onset, pain, increased saliva foul odor and a metallic taste.
Repeated infections lead to bone loss or periodontitis, with additional
features including enlarged gum margins, triangular gaps between
the teeth. The teeth sometimes appear longer. Factors which
increase the likelihood of this infection are, poor oral hygiene,
smoking, systemic diseases e.g. Diabetes, and stress. Treatment
consists of proper tooth brushing and mouth rinsing, professional
cleaning of gum areas, antibiotics, oxidizing antiseptics and gum

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The Dentist Advises

I have pain and gum swelling near my tooth for the past few
months. It lasts for a few days and then disappears. Why is
this so?

What you have is gum abscess, commonly referred to as "gum
boil". Most gum diseases are without symptoms. However, acute
periodontal abscesses can feature pain predominantly. In these cases
we observe localized gum swelling, red and tender to touch and this
appears suddenly. Then the tooth shakes and can be tender on
biting. There is soreness at the site resulting in throbbing pain, pus
discharging from the gums, and oss of supporting bone (Detectable
from X-Rays)

My last tooth in my lower jaw is causing some discomfort. I
can only see part of the food and food gets trapped in the
overlying gum. Occasionally, the overlying gum swells a
little and the sides of my neck appear swollen too. Do I need
to remove this tooth?

Wisdom teeth appear during early adulthood and in some, the
jaw size does not allow its proper eruption. This leads to impaction
against the tooth in front of it. Surgical removal of wisdom teeth is
a common procedure. The symptoms of when an impacted
becomes infected are:
1. Pain on lower jaw usually found around last molar teeth
2. Pain can be acute and mouth opening may be limited
3. Possible swelling
4. Lymph nodes in the neck may swell
5. Touching the region around the molar can be painful.
This occurs because food is trapped in the area, there is infection
of overlying gum, triangular gaps form between the teeth and decay
of the offending wisdom tooth as well as the adjacent one.
Treatment consists of:
1. Cleansing off the gum area with gargle or mouthwash
2. Antibiotic may be required for serious infection
3. Extraction or trimming of the opposing tooth to reduce biting
on the swollen gum
4. Surgical removal of the upper wisdom tooth

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Sunday Chronicle JAnuary: 14; 20C


Convict freed over judge's

prejudicial remark

IN 1961, Frank Gunraj who
was convicted for having in
his possession moulds for
making counterfeit coins had
his conviction and sentence
set aside by the Federal Ap-
pellate Court because of
prejudicial remark and mis-
direction of the jury by the
trial judge.
On appeal by Gunraj, the
Federal Court constituted by
Chief Justice Sir Stanley Gomes,
and Justices C. Wylie and A.M.
Lewis, after studying the sub-
missions, held that the convic-
tion could not stand.
The sum total of the prob-
lem was that the prejudicial re-
mark by the trial judge
amounted to a withdrawal of
material from the jury.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant Frank
Gunraj and Azeez Kazim were
jointly indicted for unlawful
possession of moulds for mak-
ing counterfeit coins. Kazim had
informed against Gunraj and
gave the police a mould which
he said he had uplifted from
Gunraj's premises.

Two moulds and other ac-
cessories for counterfeiting were
thereafter found on Gunraj's
Gunraj's defence was that
these implements were
"planted" on his premises by
Kazim whom he had earlier
threatened to report to the po-
lice as involved in counterfeit-
ing money.
At the trial Kazim, in giv-
ing evidence under oath, at
first denied having given in-
formation or any moulds to
the police but he later ad-
mitted having done so after
the trial judge had admon-
ished him to speak the truth
and had asked him, "Whom
are you trying to shield?"
In summing up the trial
judge told the jury that in con-
sidering the case against Gunraj
they must disregard completely
the sworn evidence of Kazim.
Towards the end of the sum-
ming up he said that Kazim
"was told to speak the truth,
and the truth did come out".
Gunraj alone was convicted and
he appealed.

rrniui I iBi

The Federal Court held that
the judge's remark to Kazim of
"whom are you trying to
shield?" was highly prejudicial
to Gunraj.
Further. the court held that
the remark "and the truth came
out" was a forceful expression
of the judge's view amounting
to a withdrawal from the jury
of a very material issue, and
was consequently very preju-
dicial to Gunraj.
It was further ruled that
the judge's direction that, in
considering the case against
Gunraj, the jury must disre-
gard entirely the sworn evi-
dence given by Kazim, was a
At the hearing of the appeal,
Mr. C. Lloyd Luckhoo. Q.C.
appeared for the appellant
while Mr. J: C. Gonsalves-
Sabola, Crown Counsel repre-
sented the Crown.
In giving the reasons for de-

cision Chief Justice Sir Stanley
Gomes had said Frank Gunraj
was indicted together with a

man named Azeez Kazim. for
unlawfully and knowingly hav-

ing in their possession moulds
for making counterfeit coins,
contrary to section 296 (a) of
the Criminal Law (Offences)
Ordinance, Chapter 10.
The indictment contained
three counts: the two men were
charged together in the first two
counts but Kazim alone was in-
dicted in the third.
The appellant Gunraj
was convicted on the first two
counts and Kazim was acquit-
ted on all counts.
The Chief Justice noted
that for the purpose of the ap-
peal it was necessary to state
only a brief outline of some of
the facts.
Outlining this he said that
Kazim had informed the police
that the appellant had some
moulds in his possession and, at
their request, he subsequently
handed a mould to the police
which he said he had uplifted
from the appellant's premises.

A search warrant was then ex-
ecuted on the appellant's pre-
mises and two moulds and other
accessories for counterfeiting
were found.
The appellant's defence
was that he had no knowledge
that the moulds and other ar-
ticles were in his back room
and that Kazim must have been
the person who "planted" them
there, especially as Kazim had
previously offered to teach him
how to make counterfeit
money, an offer which annoyed
him and caused him to threaten
to report Kazim to the police.
Kazim gave evidence on
oath. At first he denied all the
statements that the police wit-
ness had given in regard to the
information he had given them
and his delivery of the mould
to them and he also denied that
he had ever been to the
appellant's shop.
Then, during his cross-
examination by counsel for
the Crown, he committed

Please see page VII

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Habitat for Humanity Guyana Inc. is inviting suitably qualified
contractors to submit "Expressions of Interest" to execute
construction of a number of buildings, on the East Coast Demerara,
West Bank Demerara, Linden, East Bank Demerara, and
Works to be undertaken are:
Construction of buildings
Interested contractors must include in their "Expressions of Interest"
List of equipment/machinery
List of manpower resources
Record of past performance of works completed with no less
than five(5) years experience
Locations contractors would wish to be prequalified for.
Copy of valid Company Registration certificate
Pre-qualifications must be placed in a plain sealed envelope bearing
no identification of the bidder and clearly marked "Pre-qualification of
Contractors-HFHG Inc." no later than Wednesday, January 31,2007.
Envelopes should be addressed to:

The National Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Guyana Inc.
45 Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust
For further details please contact the Technical Coordinator on
telephone number227-7103.

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The Governnent of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (LADB) for the Mahaica Rosignol Road Rehabilitation Project. It
is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing be applied to eligible payments
for the procurement of Portable Vehicle Weight Scales.
The Government of Guyana through Works Services Group, Ministry of Public Works
& Commtmications invites sealed quotations from eligible suppliers for the supply of:
Twelve (12) No. Portable Vehicle Weight Scales and Accessories

Procurement will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB
procedures, specified in the procurement Act 2003, and is open to all suppliers front
member countries of the IADB. Interested eligible suppliers may obtain specification:
and further information at Address I below during office hours: 8:00h 16:30h Monday:
to Friday. Invitations for Quotations inclusive of Specifications and Price Schedules it
English can be obtained from the Office of the Coordinator. Works Services Group.
Quotations must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to The Chairman, Nationa
Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) and deposited in the Tende
Box of the NPTAB located at the North West Building of the Ministry of Finance befon
09.00h on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. On the top right-hand side of the envelop(
should be written: "Quotation for the Supply of Vehicle Weight Scales Do Not Opei
Before 13 February 2007". Late Quotations will be rejected. Quotations will be opened
in the presence of the suppliers' representatives who choose to attend in person atAddres:
2 below at 09:00h on the closing date. All Quotations from local suppliers must b<
accompanied by valid GRAand NIS Compliance Certificates. GOG reserves the right t(
accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the procurement process.
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The Coordinator
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Wight's Lane,
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Add ress 2
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Page VI

'Ai .fiIes By George Barclay


una Choii Jaua 14 .07PeVI

Convict freed

over jud

From page VI

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volte-face by admitting the truth of the evidence of the police witnesses in the respects men-
tioned and he then went on and gave evidence implicating the appellant.
The reason for the voltre-face appears to be that the learned judge had occasion to admonish him
-to speak the truth, in the course of which the judge said to him:"Whom are you trying to shield?"
In the course of his summing-up the judge, on three or four occasions, directed the jury that, in
considering the case, against the appellant, they must disregard completely the sworn evidence of
Then, towards the end of his summing-up he addressed the jury as follows; "The number 2 ac-
cused was cross-examined by Mr. Luckhoo with my leave and you will recall the number 2 accused
said he realized that he had told a different story the day before and he further realized that he had
offered up two different defences; that between yesterday and today it was suggested that he should
speak the truth with regard to what he was saying; that he was told to speak the truth, and the truth
did come out."
Going on Chief Justice Wylie said: "The first submission is that the judge's interjection to Kazim,
i.e., "whom are you trying to shield?" was highly prejudicial to the appellant.
We agree with the contention of counsel for the appellant that the interjection could reasonably
suggest to the jury that Kazim was trying and the judge thought he was trying to shield someone,
and, in the circumstances of the case that the someone was the appellant."
He also noted that Kazim also thought so because immediately apparent by his volte-face
and incrimination of the appellant.
"We find no fault with the judge's admonition to him to speak the truth and even the question
itself might not have been open to objection if Kazim alone was on trial but we consider that, as
Kazim was put forward not only as co-culprit, but as informer as well, it clearly operated, in the
mind of the jury, to the prejudice of the appellant," the Chrif Justice posited.
"The second submission is that the judge's direction that, in considering the case against the
appellant, the jury must disregard entirely the sworn evidence given by Kazim, was a misdirection. It
was clearly a misdirection and counsel for the Crown conceded that it was but he urged that in any
event, the jury could not have drawn from Kazim's evidence any inference that was favourable to the
accused," Wylie stated.
"It must be remembered however, that in drawing inferences a jury is entitled to regard, not only
the spoken word of a witness, but also his conduct and demeanour in the witness stand," he added.
"The third submission is that the observation and the truth did come out' was detrimental to the
appellant because the learned judge's forceful expression of his view amounted to a withdrawal from
the jury of a very material issue," it was noted.
"We consider that the remark was prejudicial for that reason and also because it was
made with regard to the evidence of a co-accused who was seeking to incriminate the appel-
lant but who had clearly shown that he was unworthy of credit", the Federal Appellate Court
ruled as it allowed the appeal and set aside the conviction and sentence.

Indian film

"Kabul Express"

banned in Afghanistan

Bollywood films enjoy
immense popularity, has
banned the screening of
Indian director Kabir Khan's
"Kabul Express" because the
Hazara ethnic minority
community found parts of the
film offending.
"The film has some
sentences which were very
offensive towards one of
Afghanistan's ethnicities,
namely the Hazara. For this
reason it has been banned,"
Najib Manalai, Afghanistan's
minister of culture adviser,

Hazaras, a Shia Muslim
minority, make up about 10
percent of the Afghan
population. They have
supposedly descended from
remnants of Genghis Khan's
invading army.
The film starring
Bollywood stars Arshad Warsi
and John Abraham is a socio-
political comment on the war
ravaged country and it
portrays Hazaras as a
ruthless and heartless
There is a sequence that
shows the travelling team of
journalists and filmmakers

stopped on a highway. The team
is told by a Pakistan Army
officer masquerading as a
Taliban that they could be
waylaid and robbed by the local
community of Hazaras.
The film, based on
Khan's personal experience
in the country while filming
a documentary film, hit the
screens last December and
received critical acclaim.
While filming it Khan and
both the actors received life
threats from the Afghan rebels.
However, Khan shot the film on
location under heavy security.
He wrapped it up in 45 days.
A large number of cinemas
in Afghanistan show Hindi films
because of the cultural affinity
and the language is easily
Amitabh Bachchan starrer
"Khuda Gawah" was based,
although not shot, in
Afghanistan during the 1980s
and was said to be popular with
both the supporters of the
Najibullah regime in Kabul and
its opponents, the mujahideen.
Actor-film maker Feroze
Khan has also portrayed
Afghan culture and
characters in his films,
including the Buskhashi
sport in "Dharmatma".

I was issued a p4 by NIS to uplift my mother's pension order book and to cash, I
her pension vouchers. "

After I collected the last book and went to NIS to have the p4 updated,, .J I
NIS clerk took the p4. I was informed that my mother had changed her nominee. o I
Can I still cash the vouchers in my possession? How can the nominee be I|
changed without my consultation?


You cannot change your mother's vouchers without her approval or approval from
NIS and therefore you should surrender these vouchers in your possession to NIS I
or your mother, I

The pension belongs to your mother and not to you or anyone else.

Your mother has the right to change her nominee as she sees fit. This decision |
made by her would first be verified by an NIS Officer to ensure that it is indeed your1
mother's will to have any change made and to ensure that she is benefiting
from her pension.

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

C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place 41
P.O. Box. 101135 I
E-mail: ---
Tel: 227-3461.

Region 6

The Regional Democratic Council, Region 6 invites bids from contractors who
wish to be short-listed for the following works:-

(i) Rehabilitate/construct roads
(ii) Rehabilitate/construct buildings
(iii) Rehabilitate/construct bridges
(iv) Construction of furniture and equipment
(v) Drainage and irrigation
(a) Excavation-mechanical cleaning of canals
(b) Excavation-manual cleaning of canals
(c) Rehabilitate/construct.structures ( bridges, revetment. RC
culverts, RC check boxes, etc)
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(e) Grade and shape access dams

Interested contractors are required to submit the following:

(i) Covering letter identifying the Company
(ii) General background of the Company along with copies of business
registration of the Company.
(iii) List of machinery and equipment owned and operated by the
(iv) Details of similar works undertaken by the Company over the last five
(5) years, including authentication.
(v) Statement of present financial position and accessible credit facilities.
(vi) Valid certificates of compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority
and National Insurance Scheme.

Pre-qualification documents must be placed in a sealed envelope, marked at the top,
right-hand corner, the work to be pre-qualified for and addressed to the Chainnan,
Regional Tender Board, Region 6, Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam and deposited in
the tender box located at the Administration Building, Vryman's Erven, New
Amsterdam, Berbice on or before 10:00h on January 19, 2007.

Bhadase Poonai
Regional Executive Officer (ag)
Region 6
East Berbice/Corentvne

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E. R. Braithwaite -

Getting under

your skin, a

thorn in the flesh

h y etamiber Persaud
As it was in '"To Sir With
Love" (1959). so it was in
"Paid Servant" (1962). "A
Kind of Homecoming" (1962),
"A Choice of Straws" (1965),
"Reluctant Neighbours"
( (1972), and "Honorary
White" (1975) E. R.
Braithwaite's poignant explo-
ration of all forms of dis-
crimination especially social
conditions of and racial dis-
crimination against Black

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract :, 1551-SY GY
(USS29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Part of the proceeds
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(PAC) and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). To this end the MOF is required to
establish and staff a Program Coordination Unit (PCU) which is required to establish and,
staff the PEU at the Guyania Revenue Authority. Ministry of Finance and the National
The PCU hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of
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Braithwaite's frank and
crisp use of language endeared
the reader to the issues, cata-
pulting many persons to action,
improving their condition, right-
ing wrongs.
Some responses to his writ-
ing were, however, distasteful
especially the ban of his books
in apartheid South Africa.
Braithwaite was also able con-
nected to the reader on another
lever his writing was a per-
sonal odyssey; a black man liv-
ing in a white dominated world,
not all of it bad as he declared
while he was a pilot in the
Royal Air Force for then the
colour of his skin was not an is-
"It had not mattered
when I volunteered for air-
crew service in 1940, ...dur-
ing flying training or when I
received my wings...posted to
a squadron... in hectic uncer-
tainties of operational flying,
of living and loving from day
to day..."
By that same token he had
a rude awaking to discrimination
while job hunting after
demobilisation from the Royal
Air Force in. 1945. a place
where he spent six exciting
years, "living proudly in my

black skin, doing very satisfy-
ing thingsin it. This skin had al-
ways been good enough for me.
Men had admired my prowess
in it. Women of many colours
had found it beautiful. Yet now
my colour was far more impor-
tant than anything I might be or
He took umbrage with
Please see page IX

THE cover of E.R. Barithwaite's "Paid Servant"


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Sunday Chronicle January 14, 2007

Sunday~Chronicie January. 14, 2007 Page IX

BE R. B rw From page VIII

E. R. Braithwaite.

this situation because he ad-
mitted that he 'grown up Brit-
ish in every way. Myself, my
parents and my parents' par-
ents, none of us knew or
could know any other way of
living, of thinking, of being;
we knew no other cultural
pattern...As a boy I was
taught to appreciate English was natural for
me to identify myself with
British heroes..."
Unable to get a job to suit
his training in science and engi-
neering technology, he was

forced into teaching at which he
was a success. Those experi-
ences Braithwaite recorded in
the book, "To Sir With Love",
that was reissued more than
forty times, translated into nu-
merous other languages, studied
in learning institutions world
wide and made into an ever-
green, ever-popular movie of the
same name.
After some nine years
teaching, he was seconded from
the London County Council's
Department of Education to the
Department of Child Welfare to

help deal with post-war influx
of immigrants. This resulted in
the book, "Paid Servant."
His next book, "A Choice of
Straws", a novel that tells the
story of a young factory worker
caught in the mess of racial
prejudice and the resulting vio-
In "A Kind of Homecom-
ing", Braithwaite reported on
his visit to parts of Africa, his
ancestral home.
"Reluctant Neighbours"
takes place on a train while the
author was sitting next to a

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white public-relations executive
who reluctantly takes the only
seat left on the train.
"Honorary White: A Visit to
South Africa" documents the rela-
tionships between blacks and
whites under the apartheid system
and the awakening of the blacks.
Writer, teacher and diplomat,
Edward Ricardo Braithwaite was
bom in 1922 in New Amsterdam,
Berbice, British Guiana.
New Amsterdam produced
some exceptional writers includ-
ing Edgar Mittleholzer and Wil-
son Harris.
His early education was at
Queen's College in "warm,
sunny Georgetown" where he
developed a ravenous hunger for
learning and knowledge.
The conditions were condu-
cive to learning "in a large ram-
bling wooden schoolhouse, light
and cool within, surrounded by
wide, tree-shaded lawns on
which I romped with my fel-
lows in vigorous contentment, I
spent rich, happy days, filled
with the excitement of learning,
each new little achievement a
personal adventure and a source
of satisfaction to my interested
Braithwaite also attended

City College, New York, Cam-
bridge and London Universities.
In America, he stoutly defended
his British sensibilities.
After serving in the R. A.
F., he turned to teaching and so-
cial work. He also worked as a
Communication Engineer in
Aruba for Standard Oil Com-
In 1960, he was appointed
Human Rights Officer for World
Veterans Federation at the
Federation's Headquarters in
Paris. He held the posts of Lec-

turer and Education Officer
with UNESCO in the early
By mid-1960s, he was
Guyana's Ambassador to the
UN and later elected President
of UN Council for South West
He served as Guyana's Am-
bassador to Venezuela from
1968 to 1969.
In 1966, Braithwaite was in
Guyana for the first Caribbean
Writers and Artists Conference
along with Jan Carew, 0. R.
Dathorne, George Lamming and
C. L. R. James and others.
Braithwaite is still busy
writing, busy getting to the
heart of the matter, busy get-
ting under your skin.

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I has sex w111 men IandrI. wL.en IU

"We don't talk about HIVAIDS"
THIS story shows the risks young people
take in a world with HIV/AIDS, and at
the same time sounds a call for more
innovative "safe sex" programmes
targeting in and out of school youths.

Who am I?
I am a regular guy. I like
girls, school, music, singing,
making dance moves, movies,
athletics and most other sports.
I am into computers and
electronics. I like the Harry
Potter books. My role models
are Oprah Winfrey, Donald

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Trump and Asafa Powell.
I also admire other students
in school who are disciplined,
especially the religious ones, and
the ones who have great athletic
skill who could handle them-
selves in situations.
I am inclined towards
Christianity, but I like the
discipline which some Mus-
lims seem to have. I do not
understand the Hindu reli-
gion enough, the variety of
gods seems confusing. I am
talkative, sometimes disre-
spectful towards people. I
love Guyana.

About School
I really like my school. I
think that the students are re-
ally intelligent but there is a
problem with discipline and I
think that there should be bet-
ter teachers and facilities to help
in educating the students. I
sometimes get involve to solve
the problems of discipline. I
think things would improve if
there is a better teacher/student
relationship. I would like to see
a student council set up.

About friends
I look for honesty, intel-
ligence and that they must be
fun to be with. My friends
and I talk about sex, music,
movies and sports. We don't

talk about HIV/AIDS. We talk
about girls, the positions we
would have sex in and so on.
We don't talk about absti-
nence, because most of us
want to lose our virginity. I
used to want to wait until
marriage, but then I compro-
mised and a situation came
up and I had sex, so I am like
my friends. I don't discrimi-
nate against anybody.

About sex and
I have had about four sexual
partners, two guys and two
girls. Maybe there were others.
I used condoms with both girls.
With the guys, I felt guilty
afterwards, though with my
best friend, I did not feel guilty
or regrets. When I was young, I
was molested by a guy who
worked with us. Nothing hap-
pened. A cousin and I messed
around. It was enjoyable, but I
thought that it was wrong and
maybe I should do something
about it.
I did not use condoms
with the guys, because for one
of them, it was his first time,
and the other one said he
only had one other partner. I
realise that I should take an
HIV test to make sure that I
am okay. I really do not like
the homosexual feelings and

wish I could be like a normal
guy. One of the girls who I
really like, I enjoyed being
with her. She is a lot of fun.
We have been friends for a
long time. She has another
boyfriend, but maybe I will
win her over.
Guys like to feel that they
could have a lot of sex. I think
the messages have to be persis-
tent to get over, some of us hear,
we change for a while, and then
go back to old ways.

What are the
plans for the
I would like to get rid of my
homosexual feelings. I am work-
ing on that, not sure where that
will go though. I realise they are
a normal part of me, but guilt is
always there. At the same time,
I have some assignments to
I have to study for exams
this year. I need to work harder
at preparing for them. I want to
pursue studies in computer sci-
ence and electronics, and go
abroad to study. I feel I could
do anything I would like to do.
I already make some money
with computer repairs.
The important things in
my life are my family, educa-
tion and God. (Contributed)

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, January 5, 2007 -Thursday, January 11, 2007
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 195.00 199.00 204.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 .201.(X)00 201.00
RBGL 201.00 200.00 205.00 206.00
Bank Average 195.83 198.17 203.17 203.88
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B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 145.00 156.67 165.83 172.40

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average

D. Euro
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22 7.35 243.75

London Interbank Offered
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6 months 5.37688%
I year 5.34000 %

369.63 382.63

253 75 263.75
G. Prime Rate

US S.25%
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Looking south

Bridging a divdeofanudi

A PONTOON ferry putters
on demand across the Takutu
river not far from the small
border towns of Lethem in
Guyana and Bomfim in Bra-
zil. It is the only surface link
between two countries that
have traditionally ignored
each other. Guyana, though
geographically part of South
America, has colonial and
linguistic links with the En-
glish-speaking Caribbean.
Most of its 750,000 people live
within a few miles of the At-
lantic coast. Portuguese-
speaking Brazil has looked to
its Spanish-speaking
This mutual indifference is
slowly changing. In December
Brazil's government agreed to
spend $3m on a bridge over the
Takutu; work may start later
this month. Or rather restart: an
earlier attempt ground to a halt
five years ago, when the Brazil-
ian courts detected financial ir-
There are bureaucratic
hurdles to cross too. A road-
transport agreement has not yet
yielded a system for insuring
vehicles on short cross-border
visits. A trade agreement was
signed in June 2001, but
Bomfim is not yet an official

point of entry for goods. While
legal Guyanese exports are
blocked, illicit cross-border traf-
ficking in guns, drugs and dia-
monds thrives.
A dirt road links Lethem to
Georgetown, Guyana's capital,
but carries only five or so ve-
hicles a day each way. Most
cross-border travellers are Bra-
zilian garimpeiros, who mine
gold and diamonds in Guyana's
interior. A Brazilian airline runs
a turbo-prop service from
Georgetown to the Brazilian
town of Boa Vista.
There is potential for
much more. A Brazilian com-
pany wants to grow sugar cane
for ethanol on a large scale
in eastern Guyana.
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce,
a Brazilian mining giant, is
interested in Guyanese baux-
ite, and there is talk of
Petrobras getting involved in
oil exploration.
The interest is mutual.
"More people are looking
south. We see it as a huge pos-
sibility," says Bharrat Jagdeo,
Guyana's president. "We have
a deep water harbour. If the road
from Boa Vista was upgraded,
it would cut three days for traf-
fic from Manaus to the Atlan-
tic." Maybe, though there are


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environmental objections and -I
the deep water port has yet to -
be built. But diplomatic ties are ... '. r a
growing. Guyana attends the .
annual South American summit f
last year it chaired the Rio '-.
Group of Latin American na-
tions. Georgetown is "t .ine '
with Boa Vista.
The bridge may serve a
purpose. (This article was U t ,
reprinted from The Econo- t
mist) A View from Hotel Boa Vista, just across the border.

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THIS Mashramani Dr. Frank
Anthony would like nothing
better than to see what Rudy
Grant had in mind when he
sung "Mash in Guyana,
people going crazy."
In fact, he is sparing no ef-
fort To make this year's Repub-
lic anniversary the biggest na-
tional celebration ever.
One can see it immediately
in that he has reintroduced the
national chutney singing compe-
tition, and is equaling the prize
money with that offered in the
calypso competition, offering
winners in both competitions
$550, 000 each.
Dr. Anthony, who is the
Minister of Culture, Youth and
Sport, also chairs the body co-
ordinating events for the celebra-
tions. He says all he wants is for
Guvanese to be "happy".
"Mashramani is our national fes-
tiva ." he says.
Dr. Anthony knows a lot is
hanging on his shoulders. It is his
firs time taking charge of the
event, and moreso he has to do
it a a time when he is also
spez.rheading Guyana's efforts
to successfully host the quarter
fina matches of Cricket World
Cup 2007.
Reintroducing the chutney
singing competition and putting
it on par with the calypso sing-
ing competition is one defining
waN of saying he intends on
mat ing sure all Guyanese are
part of the national event .and
mal, ng sure it reflects this year's
their e "A Cultural Invasion in
-)nn "

Further, though it would
mean more finances, Dr. An-
thony is taking some of the
events to far flung regions. In
fact, this year, Mashramani fes-
tivities will be held in all regions
of the country.
Mr. Keith Booker, Perma-
nent Secretary in the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Sport insists
everything is in place for a "mas-
sive" celebration this year. This
is despite the fact that he is still
courting the business commu-
nity to supplement government's
budget to manage Mashramani.
He says the fact that
Mashramani falls just before
CWC 2007 is a major reason
why the celebrations must be
It is for this reason that he
says the ministry is making sure
there is an event in each of the
country's 10 regions. For the re-
gions that have difficulty orga-
nizing events, the ministry is
transporting events to those re-
Minister Anthony says
some things are traditional to
Mashramani, such as steelpan,
calypso, masquerade, the cos-
tume and float parades and the
decorated and illuminated build-
However. he said he wanted
to add more to this year's events
to make it different.
And so, the 20 calypsonians
who are competing this year
have also qualified for a special
singing competition addressing

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Dr. Anthony, who formerly
headed the health sector devel-
opment unit before his appoint-
ment as minister in September,
said it was recognized that HIV/
AIDS affects Guyanese in a sig-
nificant way.
As such, the winner of the
competition will receive $200,
000 cash.
The chutney singing compe-
tition, while not new altogether,
has failed to hold its own as a
signature event for Mashramani.
Neaz Subhan, who has experi-
ence in organizing shows for the
Indian Arrival Committee, has
been roped in to pull off the
He says that apart from
the $550, 000 cash prize for
the winner, the two runner-up
prizes are $350, 000 and $200,
000. Such is the drive to en-
courage participation that a
separate prize of $50, 000 is
being offered to recognize the
most outstanding new singer.
The Minister is also scout-
ing additional talent for the mas-
querade bands competition. He
says it has been found that some
regions have more bands than
As a result, teachers from the
National Dance Company are
winging out to the different re-
gions to stimulate interest.
Also, owing to pressing de-
mands, the Junior Calypso com-
petition will be held in Region
Minister Anthony also
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floats that were on the road last
year. And he is confident, that
with the expressions of interest
so far, this.will happen.
The costume and float de-
signers who were concerned that
the cost of importing their ma-
terial would be higher with the
introduction of Value Added Tax
(VAT) had their fears quelled
earlier this week. These items
once attracted a Consumption
Tax of 30 per cent, but with
VAT, the they would be taxed at
16 per cent.
The children's competitions
would continue to see its strong
focus on the expressive arts. co-
ordinator Desiree Ogle says. The
competitions would be in dance,
dramatic poetry, masquerade and
physical display, though the lat-
ter would be judged in May.
The children's activities be-
gin on January 29 and ends on
February 17 with the costume
parade, which will involve all
levels of the school system and
private schools.
The steelpan competition
has been eliminated this year, but
according to Mash Coordination
Lennox Cantebury, a steeplan ex-
travaganza is planned. bringing
together steelpan bands from the
various regions.
In addition, a new compe-
tition, which coincides with
preparations for Cricket
World Cup, would challenge
communities and individuals
to clean up their surround-
ings. Prizes are being
awarded for "Best Village"
and "Best Parapet".
I With all these events. Dr.
Anthony is keeping his fingers
crossed that he w-ill pull off the
biggest Mashramani revelry ever.

The word "Mahramnani" is
derived from an Aierindian lan-
guage and in translation mean
"'the celebration of a i'or vw'.i
The Jaycees of linden had.
since Guyana became indepen-
dent in 1966, been organizing an
Independence carnival in
When Guyana became a Re-
public in February 1970. they
formed a Jaycees Republic Cel-
ebrations Committee. Basil
Butcher was selected as Chair-
man but due to his being selected
to tour Australia With the West
Indies cricket team, Jim

Blackman was appointed as the
Deputy to carry on. A broad
based committee including re-
source personnel such as
Wordsworth McAndrew, Arthur
Seymour, and Adrian Thomp-
son, began the organization of the
The search for a name to re-
place Carnival began and it was
suggested by Basil Butcher that
an Amerindian name be chosen.
This was agreed to and several
individuals including Mr. Allan
Fietdkow, an Amerindian, were
Mr. Fietdkow held discus-
sions with his grandfather who
explained a type of Festival that
was held by Amerindians when-
ever they gather to celebrate a
special event. This event he said
was like "Muster Many" (or
Mashirimehi in Amerindian) and
sounded in Arawak like
Steps were taken to confirm
this. Adrian Thompson con-
cluded that since no one could
have confirmed or denied that the
Arawak word for Festival was
Mashramani, then the Festival
could be called Mashramani.

On February 23, 1970, the
Festival called "Mashramani"
was a huge success with people
drawn from all regions of
Guyana welcoming Guyana's
status as a republic with over
three days of frolic and fun.
After witnessing the mas-

sive crowds, glitter and level of
competition, M- David Singh, a
government olicial held discus-
sion with the Jaycees Conimit-
tee about bringing the event to
Georgetown, the nation's capitaL-
Approval was also given by
the then President Forbes

Burnham for Mash to be a na-
tional event for the Republic
celebration. Mash activities
were rotated in Linden,
Berbice and Georgetown but
due to sponsorship, the Cos-
tnme Bands contest remained
in Georgetown.

A Host of Expectations

By Tony Fraser
HSIG (BBC Caribbean)
HOSTING the International Cricket Council (ICC)
Cricket World Cup, the third largest international
sporting event after the Olympics and the soccer World
Cup, is an "impossible dream come true" for the e
This is particularly noteworthy for these small and mini-
states that are not exactly well-endowed with a multitude of
cricket stadia. financial and other kinds of resources.
But it's a dream, that's come true.
Having been one of the major cricketing nations for at
Least 56 years, it had to happen sooner rather than later that d
| the West Indies would bring home the ICC Cricket World
Cup for now, the event that is.
And it will happen between March and April this year
in nine individual states which make up the W.I. cricket
Hundreds of millions of hard-cun'ency dollars have been
spent on constructing new stadia, renovating old ones.
refurbishing hotels; even individual home owners have i
Invested large sums in the expectation to attract guests when
Small hotel rooms are sold out.
People in villages and towns in Guyana, Jamaica and
| Antigua have been astonished to see open pastures and cane
fields.transformed into modem cricket stadia.
Governments too have given financial guarantees for
cruise liners to be moored at ports to offer accommodation
to those of the expected 100.000 visitors who cannot find
rooms on land. .
Great expectations -

"Expected earnings from CWC) will be .. .
enough to at least get W.I cricket back WINNING the Cricket World Cup t'ophv would be ar,
on the cake" for the West Indies.
on (firm) financial footing Chrisu
Dehring. CWC .1..ia Director ,o
thoe CWVC, I-Ios fromn on
The griCat expectation is to "host tilh best ever ICC cricket country t theo r oi

f 'il so g in l\Cr coi l, it Itni sjidt this is not inclC h, :kltli'i Io I ('1, _T--. ', ioi. i ,, liIi iOn
inohbilisatiol o' a -Major sporting evnt but rather a show- borders. el
piece for a sinall d,. ,ih roup of individual nations to iAnl0 w arc demonstrate to the world what they can d o. would endute w.ei. C ', ond the Worl Caun. to tiundamentally
The expectation from the W.I. Cricke'l 130Board is that the improve the capacity o liaw enforcement \within thi region," says
tens of million of dollars to be earned liom staging the Cricket Barbados' Deputy Prime Minister. Mia Moilley.
World Cup "will be enough to at least get W.I cricket back Whatever those secularr" expectations, what will bring
on financial footing after years of losses," says Managing greatest-pride to West Indians, would be victory for in the finals.
SDirector of the event. If that expectation climaxes in reality on April 28 at the
I Governments and officials at the Caribbean Community Kensington Oval, Barbados the prolonged roar and
Secretariat, are said to be "a little bit jealous to see the kind celebrations will reverberate throughout the region and be
I of cooperation and effort that regional people have put into heard and felt everywhere in the cricketing world and for a
this event," says Dehring. long time. .
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oI spr 4Slf wi rasfes1.

HOLLYWOOD actor Richard
Gere Wednesday evening
swayed to the tunes of catchy
Bollywood numbers at a glit-
tering event aimed at spread-
ing AIDS awareness that saw
participation of over 10,000
sex workers in India's enter-
tainment capital.
Gere. dressed in a pair of black
trousers, matching shirt and a
brown jacket, danced to
B II. d l"ress Bipasha Basl's
"; I.c i IlUtilhe" to the delight of the
mixed ..ilii. i ii: I the commercial
sex workers and the &'.|I at the
MMRDA grounds at the Bandra-
Kurla complex.
Visibly overwhelmed by the
level of support from the sex
workers towards the commu-
nity-led HIV prevention efforts,
he said: "This is unfathomable
in the US, Europe or anywhere
else in the world. You have a
sense of community and sprit of
love for one another that only

grows. You are truly unique."
Urging the sex workers to
say no to unsafe sex, he asked
the gathering to repeat after
him the slogan of "No condoms
no sex".
"It is inspiring to witness
the convergence of societal
leaders, community members,
civil servants and celebrities to
acknowledge the incomparable
efforts of my friends (sex
workers) in playing a central
role in HIV prevention," the
actor said.
The event, supported by
the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation and Richard Gere's
Heroes Project. saw sex work-
ers affirm their commitment to
the cause.
Gere also handed over
awards to groups of sex work-
ers in recognition of their
contribution towards spread-
ing awareness about the dis-


CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly-An Corlita Bovell and Sherlock
John Reid who exchanged marriage vows on December 30,
2006 at Newtown Assembly of God Church, Dandrade
Street, Newtown, Kitty.
Best wishes for a long and blessed life together from rela-
tives and friends, especially the bride's mom, 'Wendella'
at the Guyana Chronicle.

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 Riverstown Primary School Reg. 2
ii) Construction of Falls Top Nursery/Primary School Reg. 7
iii) Rehabilitation of Two Friends Road Reg. 4

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown,
Tel. 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:o. iginal will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the
Evaluation Criteria in the tender documents (page 3-3).

4. Fhe cost for the Bidding Documents: Items (i) and (ii) is G$5,000 each and item
(iii) is $10,000. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's Cheque in favour of
SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done between the hours of
08:00h to 15:30h from Monday to Thursday and from 08:00h to 14:30h on

. tids 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,
it SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or
before 14:00h on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at which time they will be
openedd in the presence of the bidders/representatives.

7. .IMAP reserves the rightto rejectthe lowest or any bid and is not obligated to give
Sly reasonss.

6E active Director



82 Premniranjan Place Prashad Nagar
Tel. 225-6822 Fax 225-6900
Applications are invited from suitable qualified and experienced persons for the
positions of Flight Operations Inspector, Air Navigation and Telecommunication
Engineer, Air Transport Officer and Aviation Security Inspector of the Guyana
S CivilAviation Authority.

1. Flight Operations Inspector
Wi thin a specific area of responsibility, and with limited supervision, perform
complex flight operations duties through a process of regular surveillance of
Aircraft Operations to ensure safe and efficient commercial air transport
services in the country andin international operations.

2. Air Navigation and Telecommunication Engineer
Within a specific area of responsibility, and with limited supervision, ensure
aeronautical telecommunication equipment and services are maintained and
kept up to standard through a reliable and acceptable maintenance programme.

3..Air Transport Officer
The candidate must be committed and capable of working without supervision
and with the ability to collect and analyze aviation data to provide broad-based
advice to management. He or she is also required to assist with the preparation
and evaluation of investmentproposals oftheAuthority.

4. Aviation Security Inspector
Within a specific area of responsibility, and with limited supervision,
perform complex aviation security duties through a process of approvals
and surveillance of the airport, aircraft operators, air navigation service
providers and fuel farms and regulated agents; and ensuring the
implementation andenforcement of aviation security measures.

Interested persons can uplift a complete package detailing the Job Description
and Specification for the positions from the Human Resources Department,
GUYANA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, 82 Premniranjan Place, Prashad
Nagar, Georgetown, Guyana

A competitive salarypackage will be offered. Applicants should send fuiill resume
with a covering letter to reach the address below before January 26, 2007.

Interim Director-General
Guyana CivilAviation Authority
82 Premniranjan Place, PrashadNagar



SSunday Chronicle'Ua6iuary'14,'2007

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v, SundayGh.ronid a.Maray,14, 2007

Guyanese woman

feted on her



LAST Sunday marked a day of celebration in Los Angeles, California for Guyanese Beryl
Downes as she enjoyed her 99th birthday with family and friends who came from far and
near to fete her.
The former school mistress at what was once Atkinson Field (now Timehri), fielded well wishes
by phone throughout the day.
She hosted a gathering along with her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Audrey (Dow), which
included her grandchildren, Roger
and Danielle with their mother
I Mary Downes, Betsy Pounder
... who was accompanied by her
daughter, American actress CCH
S Pounder and her husband
Boubacar Kone. Her cousin
Karen (Scantlebury) Lynch was
.' -, accompanied by her husband
'" Kenny and their 2
daughters(Knoah and Chandler).
Also present were Lyn
Morris, Basil Wallace, sisters
Cerise Nieves and Jennelle Young
along with her 3 children(Kayla,
Kelsey and Jordan), and
N numerous neighbours.
Those who couldn't visit,
.. called to wish her well.
These included from her
other sons, Anthony(Guyana)
and Denis(New York) and their
respective spouses, Elsie and
Karleen, her grand-
children Raphael, Joey, Allan in
Georgetown, with Christopher
and Andrea in New York, and
Barbara (Downes) Torino in the
She also heard from Paul
Robinson in the UK, Marilyn
(Robinson) Clarke in
Pennsylvania, Phyllis Hunter,
Hazel Daly and Eline Griffith in
Florida, Jocelyn Dow in G/town
and Renate Stoll in NY.
She also received several
Clearly, it was a fitting celebration for a woman who rests in the heart of many.

BERYL DOWNES hosted family (left to right): Audrey Downes. Betsy Pounder, Mary
Downes, Beryl Downes, Roger Downes. Standing are CCH Pounder-Kone, Boubacar
Kone and Danielle Downes.


Urban Development Programme
Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development
Rehabilitation of Valuation Division Building. Ministry of Finance

Date: January 4, 2007
Loan: 1021/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids: 1/2007

1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic Guyana has received financing
from the Inter-American Development Bank towards the cost of the Urban Development
Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
eligible payments under the contract for the Rehabilitation of the Valuation Division
Building, Ministry of Finance.

2. The Government of the Cooperative Republic Guyana, acting through the
Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Fort Street, Kingston.
Georgetown, Guyana (after herein called the "Employer") invites sealed Bids from
eligible and qualified bidders for the Rehabilitation of the Valuation Division Building.
Ministry of Finance, Camp Street, Georgetown.

The Rehabilitation involves the following works:

Termite Treatment

Bidding will be conducted through National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provision of
Section III (Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the
bidding documents at the address below from January 8, 2007 and may purchase a set of
bidding documents by a written application or applying in person between 08:30 hours
and 16:00h, Monday to Thursday, and 08:30h and 15:00h on Friday, except on public
holidays, and upon the payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand Guyana dollars
(GS5000.00). The method of payment will be by cash or manager's cheque, payable to
the "Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development."
It will not be necessary to make a request in person to receive a complete set of bidding
documents, since these may be sent by mail.

Application should be addressed to:

The Project Coordinator
Urban Development Programme
7 Broad & Charles Streets, Charlestown
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel # 592-225-2062 Fax # 592-225-0506
Email udp(

4. Bid Security will not be required for this Bid.

5. Bids must be placed in a sealed envelope and marked on the outside top right
hand corner. "Rehabilitation of the Valuation Division Building. Ministry of Finance."
The envelope should be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board at the address above before 09:00h on Tuesday January 23, 2007.
It will not be necessary to submit Bids in person since these may be sent by mail.
However, the Employer will not be responsible for bids not received thereof before the
time and date specified for the receipt of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned to
the bidder unopened.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those Bidders'
representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00h on Tuesday, January 23.
2007 in the Boardroom. Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit valid certificates of compliance from
the Guyana Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme respectively. Failure to
do so will lead to a rejection of those bids.

8. Bidders may attend a site visit and a pre-bid meeting. The site visit will be held
on Monday. January 15, 2007 at 10:00h at Valuation Division Building. Ministry of
Finance, 134 Camp Street. Georgetown. The pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday,
January 15, 2007 at -14:00h at the office of the Urban Dev\elopment Programme, 7 Broad
& Charles Streets. C'harlestox\ n. Georgetown.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Goveornment and Regional Development

1/12/2007 R 17 PM



F~l J ~' I F 1 Le ~ k~els k'SRII-

1. Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age in the
calendar year of admission to the University i.e. they must have
been born on or before January 1, 1991.
A late fee of G$2000 will be charged for each set of application
forms received after March 30, 2007, and thereafter, until the
deadline for the receipt of late applications, i.e. April 27,2007.
(a) Three (3) subjects at the GCE Advanced Level plus two (2)
subjects at CXC General Proficiency/GCE Ordinary Level
not obtained at Advanced Level. English Language and in
some cases Mathematics must be among the subjects
(b) Two (2) subjects at the GCE Advanced Level plus three (3)
subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE Ordinary
Level not obtained atAdvanced Level. English Language and
in some cases Mathematics must be among the subjects
(c) A minimum of five (5) CXC/CSEC General Proficiency
(Grades I, 11 or III) or five (5) passes at GCE '' Level at ONE
SITTING, including English Language, the subjects)
required for the pursuit of the major, where applicable, and
Mathematics for designated programmes.
Six (6) passes at GCE '0' Level AT NOT MORE THAN TWO
SITTINGS, including English Language, the subjects)
required for the pursuit of the major, where applicable, and
Mathematics for designated programmes.
A minimum of five (5) CXC/CSEC General Proficiency (Grades I, 11
or III) or five (5) GCE'O' Level (Grade A C) at no more than two
sittings including English Language and Mathematics for
designated programmes.

Where there is a variation of the above, it would be shown
under the respective Faculty's admission requirements.
1. The acceptance of CXC/CSEC Grade III applies only to the
results for examinations taken in June 1998 and thereafter.
2. Applicants with five or six subjects, as stipulated above, without
the requisite English or Mathematics or any other prescribed
subject, at the acceptable grade, may be permitted to write a
Qualifying Examination in the respective subject area or do the
foundation course done by IDCE in the respective subject area.
3. Applicants who possess either of the basic entry requirements
mentioned abcve but still do not satisfy the requirements of a
particular Depar -nent may be required to pass the prescribed
foundation courses where offered.
4. Applicants of mature age (i.e. a minimum of 26 years in the
calendar year in which entry is being sought) who do not meet
any of the admission requirements will be required to write the
University of Guyana Entrance Examination (see later).
i. Those applicants vho are already qualified for admission by
virtue of relevant passes at the CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency/GCE '0' Level and other approved qualification
WILL NOT be required to write the UGEE.
ii. Those applicants who expect to qualify for admission by virtue
of relevant passes at the May/June GCE/CXC/CSEC
examination may opt to write the UGEE.
Those applicants WILL BE REQUIRED to write the UGEE who fall
into one of the following categories:
(a) Those who have the required subjects at more than the
stipulated number of sittings.
(b) Those applying for admission under the Mature Student
(c) Those applying for admission with Certificates or Diplomas
which had been previously accepted for admission purposes

i. the Diploma in Agriculture for applicants to the Faculty of
Agriculture and Forestry.
ii. the Trained Teachers' Certificate for applicants to those
programmes that allow this qualification as an entry
iii. the Diploma from any of the Government Technical
Institutes for applicants to the Faculties of Natural
Sciences, Health Sciences, and Technology, unless
otherwise stipulated by theAcademic Board.
iv. the IDCE Certificate in Industrial Relations and
v. the Commonwealth Diploma in Youth Work.
vi. any other qualification approved by theAcademic Board.

Admission Criteria
Diploma In Forestry
Bachelor Degree in Agriculture:
Degree in Forestry:

(i) The basic University requirements which must include
passes in any two of the following subjects: Additional
Mathematics, Agriculture Science (Double Award), Biology,
Chemistry, Integrated Science (DoubleAward) and Physics.
(ii) The Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of
Agriculture or its equivalent.
(iii) The Diploma in Forestry from the University of Guyana or
its equivalent.
(iv) The Diploma in Animal Health/Livestock production from
(v) Persons of mature age (a minimum of 26 years in the
calendar year of entry to the University) who do not meet
the minimum requirements but who can satisfy the
University with evidence of recent academic achievement
and relevant experience.

Admission Requirements
(i) At least five (5) subjects at the CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency examination (Grades 1, II or III) and/or at the
GCE "O" Level Examination (Grades I, II or III) or
equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics.
(ii) Four subjects at the CXC/CSEC General Proficiency
examination (Grades 1, II or III) and/or GCE "0" Level
examination (Grades I, II or III) or equivalent, together with
the Ordinary Diploma in Science (Credit Grade) from the
Government Technical Institute.
(iii) Certificate/Diploma in Agriculture or Forestry from the
Guyana School of Agriculture

1. MASTER OF ARTS (History)
in French, Spanish)

Admission Requirements
(a) Master of Arts (History) applicants should obtain:
Either (a) A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences
Degree from the University of Guyana with at least a "B"
average or equivalent.
must complete University of Guyana courses HST323, 411 &
421 (Guyanese History courses) and HST 221 (West Indies
History) or equivalent. In special circumstances these courses
may be taken concurrently with HST611, HST612, HST621
and HST622 during year 1 of the programme.
(b) Other qualifications and experience approved by the Board for
Graduate Studies.
N.B: Applicants who are not graduates of the University of Guyana
must ensure that an official transcript of their undergraduate work
is submitted to the Registrar, University of Guyana.
Specialisation is offered in:
Administration and Teaching, English, Mathematics, Modem
Languages, Science and Social Studies.
For the Postgraduate Diploma, applicants should obtain:
(i) At least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualifications with
specialisation in the appropriate area.
NOTE: This programme is of two (2) years' duration. Classes are
held all day on SATURDAYS.

(i) Acceptable grades in the relevant option(s)/area(s) at
CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE examinations
(ii) A Trained Teacher's Certificate with specialisation in the
relevant subject area.
(iii) Other equivalent qualifications.
(i) All applicants must be actively involved in the practice of
Education at the commencement of the Programme.
(ii) Classes are normally held in the afternoon from Monday to
Friday, and all day on Saturday.
Admission Requirements
Certificate in Education with a GPA of 2.0
For the Bachelor of Arts Degree:
(i) Applicants with at least two (2) appropriate GCE. "A" level
passes would qualify for certain exemptions, thus allowing
them to complete the degree within a shorter period.
(ii) Applicants must obtain a pass in English Language and the
subject in which they wish to specialise.
(iii) Preference would be given to applicants to the Division of
English who possess a pass in English (B) in addition to
English (A) in the CXC/CSEC.
(iv) The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts may be done either
over a four-year or a two-year period.
(v) The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art may be done either over a
four-year or a two-year period. For the four-year Degree, the
normal University entry requirements would apply but must
include Art. If Ar' is not included, applicants must:
(a) Successfully present a portfolio of recent work and
(b) Successfully complete a Drawing Exam set by the Division of
Creative Arts.
(c) Possess a Tra; ed Teachers' Certificate plus (a) and (b) above
FortheTwo-ye Degree programme:
Applicants mus, have successfully completed a Diploma in Art
from the Burrowes School of Art or at any other recognized

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(i) Music: For the Diploma in Music, applicants must
successfully complete the two-year Certificate in Music. The
Diploma Programme is of one-year duration.
(ii) Diploma in Tourism Studies: For this programme,
candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) subjects at
CXC General Proficiency (Grade 1, II or IIl)/GCE '0' Level
(Grades A, B or C) including English Language or hold a
Trained Teachers' Certificate.

i) Two-Year Certificate in Music (Pan): For this programme,
applicants must obtain the normal University CXC/CSEC or
GCE entry requirements OR Trained Teachers'
Certificate preferably with specialisation in History, Art,
Music, English or Mathematics.
(ii) Two-Year Certificate of Competence: (French, Spanish)
The programme is designed for professionals who may need
competence in reading, understanding and speaking in one of
the foreign languages stated above.
It focuses on specialized/technical context along with the
grammarof the language.

Admission Requirements
(i) Afirst Degree Pass with Credit as a minimum in a Science-
based programme, for example, Biology or Chemistry or
Physics, or Environmental Science or Health Sciences.
(ii) A minimum of three (3) passes at the GCE "A" Levels or its
equivalent in Physics, Biology or Mathematics with a "C" as
the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects
(iii) A minimum of three (3) passes in CAPE or its equivalent in
Physics' Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics with Grade III as
the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects.
(iv) First-year passes in a Science-based programme such as
Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Environmental Studies
with grade "B" as the minimum grade in at least two (2) of the
following courses; (BIO 111, BIO 121), (CHM 111, CHM 122,
CHM 123), (MTH 111, MTH 121, MTH 122), (MTH 122, MTH
123), PHY 111,PHY 112, PHY 121), CSI 111, CSI 121)oran
overall GPA of 3.0
(v) Second-year passes in a Science-based programme such as
Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Environmental Studies
with "B" as the minimum grade in at least two (2) of the
following courses; (BIO 211 BIO 221), (BIO 121, BIO 222),
BIO214, BIO 223), (CHM211,CHM 212, CHM 222), MST111,
MTH 211, MTH212) (ENV 211 ENV 222, ENV 223) or an
overall GPAof 3.0.
(Vi) Second-year passes in a Degree of Health Sciences
programme such as Pharmacy or Medical Technology with an
overall GPAof 3.0.
(vii) A Faculty of Health Sciences Diploma/Associate of Science
Degree with a Pass with Credit in Medical Technology,
Environmental Health, Pharmacy or Radiography.
(viii) A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Nursing from a
recognized institution with a minimum Pass with Credit.
(ix) Dentex Certificate from the Ministry of Health together with
any additional qualification that may be considered
equivalent to any of the above.

(i) A first Degree Pass with Credit as a minimum in a Sciences
based programme such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics,
Environmental Sciences or Health Sciences.
(ii) Three (3) or more passes at the GCE 'A' level or its equivalent

in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics with a "C" as
the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects.
(iii) Three (3) or more passes in CAPE or its equivalent in
Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics with Grade III
as the minimum grade in at least two (2) subjects.
(iv) First-year passes in a Science-based programme such as
Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Environmental Studies
with Grade "B" as the minimum grade in at least two (2)
course oran overall GPAof 3.0.
(v) Second-year passes in a Science-based programme such
as Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Environmental
Studies with "B" as the minimum grade in at least two (2)
courses oran overall GPAof 3.0.
(vi) Second-year passes of a Degree of Health Science
programme such as Pharmacy or Medical Technology with
an overall GPA of 3.0.
(vii) A Faculty of Health Sciences Diploma/Associate of Science
Degree with a Pass with Credit in Medical Technology,
Environmental Health, Pharmacy or Radiography.

(viii) A Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree in Nursing from a
recognized institution with a minimum Pass with Credit.
Any qualification considered by the University to be
equivalent to any of the above.

NOTE: University of Guyana Students must pursue the subjects
mentioned either in the Department of Biology or Chemistry
or Physics or Environmental Studies. Courses to be pursued

Biology Major:

Chemistry Major:

Physics Major:

Studies Major:

BIO 111
CHM 111
MTH 111


111, 112
112 .

PHY 111, 112
MTH 111.112
CSI 111

BIO 111
CHM 111
MTH 111

122, 123

122. 123
121, 122


122, 123


Biology Major:

Chemistry Major:

Physics Major:

Studies Major:

BIO 211,212



PHY 211,212
MTH 211,212

ENV 211
CSI 111
MST 111






i Holders of Diploma/ Associate Degree in Medical

ii. Passes at five (5) subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General
Proficiency) Examination, Grades I to IlI (or equivalent) atone
(1) sitting or six (6) subjects at two (2) sittings which must
include English Language, Mathematics and any two (2) of
the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology,
Chemistry, Integrated Science (SingleAward) and Physics.
iii Three (3) subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General Proficiency)
Examination, Grades 1 to III (or equivalent) which must

include EnglishLanguage, Mathematics and one of the
following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics,
Chemistry or Integrated Science (Single Award) together
with the two-year Ordinary Diploma (ODC) (Pass with Credit)
from the GovernmentTechnical Institute. (GTI).
iv. Three (3) subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General Proficiency)
Examination, Grades I or III (or equivalent) which must include
English Language, Human Biology, Mathematics and either
Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Intergated Science (Single
Award) together with eighteen (18) months Multi-Technician
course from GAHEF.
v. Three (3) subjects at the CXC/CSEC( General Proficiency)
Examination. Grade I to Ill (or equivalent) which must include
English Language, Mathematics and at least two of the
following: Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics or
Integrated Science, together with the nine (9) month
Foundation Health Care Programme from Davis Memorial
vi Mature students (26 years and over) may be considered
provided they have at least three years continuous
relevant experience and would have been successful at the
University of Guyana Entrance E' ._iniri i, UGEE).
Any other qualification deemed equivalent by the University to
any of the above.


Persons seeking admission to this programme must produce evidence
that they possess:
i. The Certificate of Registration as a Registered Nurse with the
General Nursing Council of Guyana or a similar accredited
ii. The Certificate of Registration as a Registered Medex.
iii. Any other qualification deemed by the University to be
equivalent to either (i) or (ii).

Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Applicants with Grades 1, II and III CXC/CSEC General Proficiency or
GCE "O" level Grades A, B or C (or equivalent) in five (5) subjects
would be considered for Admission. English Language, Biology or
Human Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics at acceptable grades
must be included among the subjects held.
Applicants may also be considered for admission if they obtained four
(4) subjects at the CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE "O" Level
which must include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology or
Human Biology together with the two-year Ordinary Diploma in
Science Pass With Credit from the GTI/NATI. In all cases preference
will be given to applicants with Grades I and II.
(i) Entry to the Environmental Health Officer's programme may
also be obtained by applicants who hold the Environmental
Health Assistant Certificate, and two years' post-qualification
(ii) A pass in the pre-university English course offered by the
Institute of Distance and Continuing Education is equivalent
to a pass in CXC/CSEC English Language.
(iii) A pass in Integrated Science at the CXC/CSEC General
Double Award Proficiency Examination at Grades I or II is
regarded as equivalent to passes in two (2) science subjects.
(iv) Mature students (26 years and over) who do not satisfy the
above requirements are eligible for admission, provided they
have had a minimum of five (5) years' experience in a related
professional field and are successful at the University's
Entrance Examination.
(v) Applicants may be required to attend an interview, the results
of which will be used to help determine admission.
(i) A minimum of two subjects at GCE 'A' level or CAPE
Examination which must include Chemistry and Biology.
GCE 'A' level grades A, B and C (or equivalent) are accepted
as pass.
(ii) A minimum of (5) five subjects at the GCE '0' level or
CXC/CSEC(General Proficiency), four (4) of which must be
Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology), Mathematics and
English. CXC/CSEC Grades I, 11 and III (or equivalent) are
accepted as pass. Integrated Science (DA) may replace
Chemistry or Biology.

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(iii) A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree Biology/Chemistry
minor or Chemistry major/Biology minor from the University
of Guyana or any other approved institution of higher
(iv) A Diploma orAssociated Degree in Science from the Faculty
of Health Sciences of the University of Guyana or any other
approved institution of higher learning.
(v) The Ordinary Diploma in Science (ODS) from the
Government Technical Institute (Credit Grade) in addition
to a minimum of four subjects at the CXC/CSEC (General
Proficiency) or GCE '0' level which must include English,
Mathematics, Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry.
CXC/CSEC Grades 1. II and 11l1( or equivalent) are accepted
as pass. Integrated Science (DA) may replace Chemistry or
(vi) A Veterinary Assistant Diploma from REPAHA (Credit
Grade) or a Diploma in Agriculture (Credit Grade) in
addition to a minimum of two years continuous relevant
work experience after qualifications.
(vii) Persons who have successfully completed the Pharmacy
Assistant Training Programme run by the Ministry of Health
in addition to two (2) years continuous relevant work
experience after qualifications.
(viii) Mature students (26 years and over) are eligible, provided
they have had a minimum of five (5) years continuous
relevant work experience in a professional field: e.g.
Pharmacy or Nursing and are successful at the University's
Entrance Examination.
(ix) Any other qualification considered equivalent by the Faculty
of Health Sciences.

Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Applicants to the Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety must
(i) The Institute of Distance and Continuing Education
Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
(ii) An Environmental Health Officer's Certificate.
(iii) A College or University qualification in a Science,
Management, Nursing or Technical subject.
a. Other qualification which the Institute deems to be
equivalent and relevant.

For the M.Sc. Forest Biology, applicants must obtain:
(a) a first Degree pass in Biology or Agriculture or Economics or
Forestry or Geography with a minimum GPAof 2.7
(b) an equivalent qualification in a specialization deemed by the
Faculty to be relevant.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who have not met (a) or
(b) above, but who also have relevant research experience and have
acquired a GPA of no less than 3.0 in the final two years of the first
degree in any of the areas listed in (a) above. Such applicants will be
considered on individual merit and may be required to complete
special make-up courses.

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and
Admission Requirements:
(i) Applicants to the Degree programmes are required to
possess the general University Admission requirements.
English Language and Mathematics must be included
among the subjects.
(ii) Applicants to the B.Sc. Degree programme in BIOLOGY,
CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS must have among the passes
at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE "O" Level, the

major subject area to be studied AND one other Science
(iii) Applicants to the Degree Programme in Computer Science
must possess:
(a) A Diploma in Computer Science pass with a minimum
(b) A Diploma in Computer Sciences pass with GPA 2.4
overall (if major GPA=2.6 and other 2.3).
(c) Diploma in Computer Science and one year work
experience after completion of the Diploma, if GPA is
2.4 or lower.
(iv) Holders of the Associate Degree in Biology, Chemistry,
Mathematics, or Statistics from the University of Guyana
Berbice Campus are eligible to apply for admission at the
Year IIl level of the respective degree programmes.

Admissions Requirements
(i) Applicants must have five (5) subjects CXC at not more
than two sittings which must include Mathematics and
(i) Variations in grades of the above admission requirements
are regularised and each application will be considered on
its own merit by the Department/Faculty.
(ii) Applicants who do not have Grades I or II prior to June
1998 OR Gr. I, II or III after June 1998 in Biology,
Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics may be considered for
admission if they are successful in the foundation courses
in these subjects. Only one foundation course may be
used as an admission criterion.
(iii) Integrated Science at CXC/CSEC General (Double Award
and Single Award) Grades I, II or III will be considered.
(iv) Applicants with a Grade IV in CXC/CSEC General English
will be considered for admission, if they are successful at
an English Qualifying (University) Examination (EQE).
(v) Applicants with a grade IV in CXC/CSEC general
Mathematics will be considered for admission, if they are
successful at a qualifying University examination in
Mathematics. (An applicant will only be allowed to take one
qualifying exam)
(vi) Applicants with a Grade IV in CXCCSEC Chemistry
(general ) will be considered for admission to the
CHEMISTRY degree programme, if they are successful at
a qualifying University examination in Chemistry (CQE)
(vii) Holders of the Diploma in Technology, or Diploma in
Pharmacy or Associated Degree in Pharmacy with a GPA
of 2.7 are eligible to apply to the BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY
Degree programme.
(viii) Holders of the Diploma in Agriculture with a credit are
eligible to apply to the BIOLOGY degree programme.
(ix) Holders of the Ordinary Diploma in Science Chemistry
option, Pass with Credit, are eligible to apply to the
CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY Degree programme or the
Computer Science Diploma programme..
(x) Holders of the Ordinary Diploma in Science Chemistry
option, Pass with Credit, in addition to three (3) passes at
CXC/GCE Grades I and II, before June, 1998, or Grade III
after June, 1998 /GCE A, B or C, which must include
English and a Science subject, are also eligible to apply to
the CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY degree programme.
(xi) Holders of the Trained Teachers' Certificate (Secondary
Mathematics option) are eligible to apply to the
MATHEMATICS degree programme or the COMPUTER
SCIENCE diploma programme.
(xii) Holders of the Trained Teachers' Certificate (Secondary
Science option) are eligible to apply to BIOLOGY or
CHEMISTRY Degree programme or the COMPUTER
SCIENCE Diploma programme.
(xiii) Holders of the Diploma in Computer Science (GTI) are
eligible to apply for the Diploma in Computer Science
(xiv) Students who do not possess five (5) required subjects at
one sitting or six (6) required subjects at two sittings will be
required to pass an Open Entrance Examination to be
administered by the University of Guyana.
(xv) Mature students (26 years or older) who do not meet any of
the .previously stated criteria but who have significant
experience / exposure in the field applied for, may be
considered for admission. Such students will be required
to pass the University Entrance Examination administered
by the University of Guyana.
(xvi) Students with equivalent qualifications for the above may
also apply to the Faculty for consideration for admission.

Programmes Offered

Admissions Requirements
(i) At least five (5) subjects at ONE SITTING with Grades I or II
prior to 1998 or Ill from 1998 at the CXC/CSEC and GCE 'O'
Level Grades A C. Subjects should include Biology,
Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language.

(ii) A Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of
Agriculture (GSA) with at least a Pass with Credit.

(iii) An Ordinary Diploma in Science (ODC) Chemistry with at
least a Pass with Credit.

(iv) A Trained Teachers' Certificate together with CXC/GCE
passes in Biology and Chemistry or Integrated Science at the
appropriate grades.

(v) A Diploma in Forestry.

(vi) Mature applicants (26 years and over) who do not possess
these qualifications may be considered for admission
provided they have a good general education, creditable work
experience in the field and must have passed an Entrance
Examination administered by the University of Guyana.

Note: Agriculture Science (Double Award) and Integrated Science will
also be considered for admission to the programme.

Candidates who do not possess a pass in English Language but
who possess the required number of subjects at ONE SITTING,
may be asked to take a qualifying examination in English

2. BAin Geography; Geography/Economics, etc.

(i) At least five (5) subjects with grades I or ll 1998 and Ill from
1998 at the CXC/CSEC and GCE 'O' Level Grades A C, subjects
should include Geography, Mathematics and English Language.
(ii) A Trained Teachers' Certificate (Social Studies) together with
CXC/GCE passes (Grades I or II) in Geography and English
(i) Candidates who are eligible for admission to the University but who
do not possess a pass in Geography and who have related
qualification and experience may be admitted to read for the BA in
Geography. Such candidates will not, however, be eligible to
undertake a double major programme.
(ii) Geography courses may be offered as part of a minor or as an
elective by student reading for degrees in other programmes
offered by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and in
other Faculties.
(iii) Candidates with the requisite GCE 'A' Level or CAPE (Grades I II)
qualification may be granted exemption from some year-one
courses in the Degree Programme to enable them to complete the
programme in three years.
(iv) Candidates in the Geography/Economics double major programme
with passes at GCE 'A' Level or CAPE (grades I v) may be
permitted to register for additional courses to permit them to
complete the programme in three (3) academic years.
(v) Mature applicants (26 years and over) who do not possess these
qualifications may be considered for admission provided they have
a good general education, creditable work experience in the field
and must have passed an Entrance Examination administered by
the University of Guyana

International Studies, Development Studies.
Applicants to the Post-graduate Diploma must obtain an
undergraduate Degree from the University of Guyana.
Equivalent qualifications from approved Universities.
Specialisation Is offered in:



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Communication, Economics, International Studies, Law,
Management, Public Management, Social Work, Sociology and a
double major in Political Science/History.
In addition to the general University admission requirements,
applicants with other qualifications listed below may also apply.
(a) Diploma in Accountancy, Diploma in Public
Communication, Diploma in Public Management,
Diploma in Social Work, the Commonwealth Diploma
in Youth Work.
(b) I.D.C.E one (1) year Industrial Relations and
Management (for the Degree in Sociology and
(c) AAT/Diploma with GPAof not less than 2.0 (for Degree
in Accountancy only)
For LLB Part 1
(i) A graduate or undergraduate degree (BA, BSc) from
the University of Guyana or other recognized
(ii) GCE Examination in five (5) subjects, at least two of
which must be at the Advanced Level. Of the
remaining subjects, English Language must be one
and passes at CXC/CSEC must be Grade I, or II.
(iii) A Diploma from the University of Guyana or other
recognized Universities.
(iv) Candidates who have completed a Preliminary year at
the University of Guyana i.e the first year of the Degree
Programme of any Department. (Successful
completion of the Preliminary Year will not
automatically guarantee a student admission to the
LLB Programme. The candidate must achieve a
satisfactory grade in her/his examinations)
Mature applicants who have been associated with the
practice of law. These applicants may be required to
complete a preliminary year before being admitted to
the LLB Part 1 programme.
(iii) Applicants for the Degree in Social Work must have
successfully completed the Diploma in Social work,
with a minimum GPAof 2.0
(iv) Applicants for the Degree in Communication must
have successfully completed the Diploma in
Communication with a GPAof 2.0 and above.

Specialization is offered in:
(i) Accountancy (v) Public Communication
(ii) Banking and Finance (vi) Public Management
(iii) Marketing (vii) Social Work
Admission Requirements
(i) For the Diploma in Accountancy, Banking and Finance, and
Marketing, candidates must obtain a minimum of five (5) subjects
at GCE "O" level/CXC/CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1, II or III
at no more than TWO sittings. Subjects should include English
Language and Mathematics.
Except for the Diploma in Accountancy, applicants using ODC
must also have a minimum of two (2) subjects at CXC/CSEC
General /GCE 'O' Level at the acceptable grades.
The Foundation Certificate in Accountancy from GTI is also
accepted for entry to the.Diploma in Accountancy.
(ii) For the Diploma in Public Communication, Public Management, or
Social Work, candidates must obtain a minimum of five (5) subjects
at GCE "0" Level/ CXC/CSEC General Proficiency at no more
than TWO sittings. Subjects should include English Language;
relevant experience in their field and/or evidence of participation in
appropriate or related training programmes or possess approved
professional ortechnical qualifications would also be considered.
(iii) For the Diploma in Social Work, candidates with one of the
City and Guilds Technician Certificates Part 1 or a Trained
Teachers' Certificate will be considered.
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Mining Engineering and Geology.

Applicants to the degree programme within the Faculty of
Technology must successfully complete:
(i) the higher Technical Diploma with the relevant
(ii) the Diploma in Technology with the relevant
Specialization iF? offered in:
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology,
Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Surveying.
In addition to the admission requirements set out under the
General University Regulations, applicants to the Diploma in
Technology must obtain ONE of the following:
1. Passes in at least five different subjects at the CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency/GCE"O" Level or equivalent examination
and must include:
(i) English Language (CXC/CSEC General Proficiency
Grade I. II or Ill. Applicants with the required number of
subjects who do not possess English Language maybe
asked to take a qualifying examination in English set by the
(ii) Pure Mathematics or Additional Mathematics (GCE) or
Maths CXC/CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1, 11 or Ill
(iii) Physics or Physics with Chemistry (GCE) or Chemistry or
Engineering Sciences or Integrated Science (CXC/CSEC
General Proficiency Grade I or II)
(a) Applicants with Integrated Science Double Award Grades I
and II, before June 1998/Grade III after June 1998 will be
considered as two Science subjects.
(b) Applicants who do not have the required Science/Maths
subjects but who have five (5)GCE/CXC/CSEC subjects at
the acceptable grade may apply for admission to the
Such applicants will normally be required to complete
successfully Chemistry, Mathematics; and/or Physics at
the University during the period July August prior to
admission. Each applicant will be considered on his/her
own merit by the FacultyAdmissions Committee.
(c) For the Diploma in Technology (Architecture), a science
subject as stated in (iii) above is not a requirement but is
(d) Applicants with qualifications in Building Technology,
Metals, Electricity, Electronics and Information Technology
and Woods in lieu of the relevant science subjects will be
considered. Such applicants will, however; be required to
successfully complete Chemistry and /or Physics at the
University of Guyana during July August prior to
2. The Guyana Technical Education Examination (G.T.E.E.)
Technicians Certificate Part I and II, or equivalent, in any of the
following, are also considered:
(a) Electrical Technicians' Course
(b) Telecommunication Technicians' Course
(c) Mechanical Engineering Technicians' Course
(d) Building and Civil Construction and the Certificate in
Architectural Drawing (for applicants ,to the Dept. of

3. G.T.E.E. Diploma in Science (Physics)
4. G.T.E.E. Diploma in Science (Chemistry)
5. G.T.E.E. Technician Diploma (Electrical, Building and Civil,'
Mechanical). '.
Anyone desirous of obtaining clarification or further
information may contact the Admissions Division. Tel (592)-
222-5406 or Fax (592) 222-3596
(A) Bachelor Degree in Agriculture
(i) The basic University requirement which must include
passes in any two of the following subjects: Additional
Mathematics, Agriculture Science (Double Award),
Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science (Double Award),
(ii) The Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of
(iii) The Diploma in Forestry from the University of Guyana
(GPA 1.8) or its equivalent.
(iv) The Diploma in Animal Health from REPAHA.

Applicants may opt to read for:
(a) General B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture
(b) B.Sc. Degree in Animal Science
(c) B.Sc. Degree in Crop Science
(d) B.Sc. Degree in Soil Science
Options in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
For each optional area of study, applicants must possess five
subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE '0' Level at NO
MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS which must include English
Language and Mathematics. In addition, persons applying to
pursue Biology, Chemistry or Physics must also possess the
major subject area among the five (5) CXC/CSEC General
Proficiency/ GCE 'O' Level AND one (1) other science subject.


For the Diploma in Computer Science, applicants must possess
five (5) subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE 'O'
Level at not more than two sittings which must include
English Language and Mathematics.

(a) Bachelor in Education for graduates in the Certificate in
Education, Berbice Campus
(b) BA (English) for Diplomates in Art and General Studies
(Berbice Campus).
(c) Diploma in General Studies (English or History option) Five
subjects at CXC/CSEC General/GCE '0' level which must
include English Language.
(d) Certificate in Education
Trained Teachers' Certificate with specialisation in the
relevant subject area/programme (eg. Nursery, Primary,
Qualification which the Faculty may consider equivalent to



Classes are normally held in the afternoon from Monday to
Friday and all day on Saturday.
The option in Administration and Teaching is intended for,
-applicants who hold administrative positions in Nursery,
'Primary, Secondary orothertraining institutions.

Nursery Education, Primary Education, Administration and
Teaching, Business Education, English, Geography, History,
Mathematics, Social Studies.



) B.Soc.Sc degree in Public Management for Diplomates in'
Public Management, UGBC:.

) The Division offers a Diploma in Accountancy and.-'
Marketing. Applicants must possess a minimum of five
subjects at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE '0' Level
at not more than TWO SITTINGS and must include English
Language and Mathematics.
OR- .

Two subjects at CXC/CSEC General .Proficiency/GCE 'O' Level.
together with a Trained Teachers' Certificate/Ordinary Diploma jn
Commerce (GTI)/One Year Certificate in Accountancy from GTI is
also accepted for entry to the Diploma in Accountancy.

(iii) For the Diploma in Public Management and Social Work,
applicants must possess a minimum of five subjects at
CXC/CSEC General Proficiency/GCE '0' Level at not more
than TWO SITTINGS which must include English
Applicants with one of the City Guilds Technician Certificates Part I
or a Trained Teachers' Certificate will also be considered for
admission to the Diploma in Social Work. Applicants with the One
Year Industrial Relations and Management (IDCE) will also be
considered for admission to the Diploma in Public Management.
NOTE: Persons who possess the previously accepted
qualifications may also apply but those persons will be
required to take the University's Entrance Examination,
referred to earlier in this advertisement.
For further information please call telephone numbers 337-
2298 or 2277.
Bernice Williams-Bovell
Assistant Registrar
Admissions Division
Office of the Registrar

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Sunday Chronicle January 14, 2007


A short story can start with a problem.
When you are telling story events you can shift from telling it
in chronological order to relate the central event through a flashback.
A flashback "looks back" at an earlier event.

Here is today's short story model written by a student.

We're heading to our cottage on Scenic Lake. A dull ache
pounds in my head, and my stomach churns in rhythm with
the motor. I stretch out comfortably halfway across the seat
until I accidentally hit my sleeping sister, Tracy. Just a few
months ago we could hardly fit in this back seat; that's when
my brother, Drew, was here. He would take up half the seat
alone. The pain stabs me and the memories quickly flood
We're diving for Drew's waterproof wrist watch as we did
every year. Drew or I throw the watch as far as possible
and the other person dives to find it. Since drew is seventeen
and I am only fourteen, he holds an unfair advantage, but I
never complain. This time it's my turn to throw it. He has
already beaten me three times today by thirty seconds each,
so this particular time I secretly throw the watch behind me.
Drew bobs up and down the dock, searching for a glint of
silver in the hot summer sun.
"Come on, Ben! What'd you do with it?" he frustratedly
whines. I foolishly grin back, pleased that I have finally outwitted
him at something. Grabbing my arm, he strongly twists it into a
horrible snake bite.
Tell me, Ben, or you know what's coming," he whispers,
checking for our parents. We glare at each other, flashing our ugliest
poses. Finally, we break down laughing and I point happily toward
the watch.
"You little ...." is all I hear before he sprints off the dock and
pulls into a flawless dive.
(Jeanine Skendzel writing in Merlyn's Pen: The National
Magazine of Student Writing)

A Look at Story Aspects
Look how the writer prepares you in the first paragraph for
the problem that is the bass of her story plot. Observe how this
is done. And have you taken note of the use of the present tense
verbs? Why has the writer used this verb tense? Discuss it with a
study partner.

Try to tell what details demonstrate that the writer is
interested not only in the actions and events but also in how actions
and events affect her characters.

Have you noticed that the writer tells the story from a first
person point of view, and uses the first person pronouns "I" and
"me"? Remember that this point of view allows readers to know
the characters better. Note how you are allowed to get a "you-are-
there" feeling.

The characters involved in the story's plot are the two persons,
Drew and Ben. The sister, Tracy, and the father and mother are
mentioned, but they do not appear in the story. You can try doing
th;, kind of thing, where a character's name is mentioned but he/
she Jak's iro a appear in the storn

1. Introduction of a main character: Mrs Krieger, a poor, elderly
2. Introduction of a problem (complication, conflict)
3. Listing the actions and events (in chronological order, the
order in which they happen):

1. Mrs Krieger gathers bread crumbs in a small bag
2. She goes to the park to feed the pigeons.
3. She tries to feed Henry, her pet pigeon.
4. Telling the climax (the point of highest tension in the
story): When Sam, a younger pigeon, keeps Henry from eating,
Mrs Krieger accidentally hits Henry. Henry will never
5. Suggesting the resolution (how the problem is solved or not
solved): Mrs Krieger leaves the park, never to return.

Writing: Use the above outline for "Same Difference"
to produce a short story. You can use different
characters) and setting. When you are finished,
examine it and then list the main characterss, the
complication, the main event, the climax, and the

Improving Writing

Solutions to Grammar
A. Make verbs agree with compound subjects.

1. Fur or feathers (cover, covers) many living creatures.
2. Neither people nor a bird (is, are) cold-blooded.
3. Either feathers or hair (keeps, keep) the body warm.
4. However, neither fur coat nor feathers nor warm blood
(identifies, identify) a mammal.
5. The distinguishing feature or identifying factors (is, are) a
hair or fur covering, warm blood, and the ability to suckle young.

B. Agreement with Compound Subjects joined by And

Reminder: A compound subject that is joined by and or
both...and is plural unless its parts belong to one unit or they both
refer to the same person or thing.

PLURAL The pastor and elders are praying.
SINGULAR Bread and butter costs one hundred and eighty
dollars. [This compound subject is a single unit.]
His wife and partner consults him. [The one person is both
wife and partner.]

C. Compound Subjects joined by Or or Nor

Reminder: Compound subjects joined by or or nor (or by
either ... or or neither ... nor), the verb always agrees with the
nearer subject.

PLURAL Neither the invigilator nor the candidates are
Either the invigilator or the candidates are writing.

SINGULAR Neither the invigilator nor the candidate is
Either the invigilators or the candidate is writing.

D. Many a. Every, and Each with Compound Subjects

Reminder: When many a, every, or each precedes a compound
subject, the subject is considered singular.
Organising a Fictional Narrative
In an outline for; ailed "Same Difference," written by a SINGULAR Many a man. woman, and child knows about
student, the author u.,. ,iec following order of events for the plot. humiliation.
5.4.4]o ..'rCA,,,.- ',.''.C','/A,*V. ...,/.5. .l.'... .t ihpp poenm. pla. anla novel invigorates me.


Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the beauteous land.
JULIA A. CARNEY 1823-1908 Little Things

Each happy poem and play is invigorating.

Grammar This Week
Prepositional Phrases

Note: A phrase is a group of words that acts in a sentence as a
part of speech. A prepositional phrase is a group of words that
begins with a preposition and usually ends with a noun or pronoun,
called the object of the preposition.

I voted against the idea. [Idea is the object of the preposition
The elevator is necessary for us. [Us is the object of the
preposition for.]
The poet John Stephens was born in 1901. [The date 1901 is
the object of the preposition in.]

Note: You may find adjectives and other modifiers appearing
between the preposition and its object. Note also that the
preposition may have more than one object.

The elevator goes to the cool, dark basement. [Adjectives
The elevator goes to the basement and the playhouse. [To

Note: A prepositional phrase can act as an adjective or an adverb
in a sentence. Used as an adjective, a prepositional phrase modifies
a noun, or a pronoun. Used as a verb, an adjective, or an adverb.

Take the door on the right. [Adjective phrase modifying the
noun door]
Which of these sliding doors is working? [Adjective phrase
modifying the pronoun which]
After the meeting you should take this step to the lobby.
[Adverb phrases modifying the verb phrase should take]
The dictionary is helpful to us. [Adverb phrase modifying the
adjective helpful]
We sometimes work late at night. [Adverb phrase modifying
the adverb late]

Identifying Prepositional Phrases
Write out each prepositional phrase. (Some sentences have
more than one prepositional phrase.)

Art in Nature
1. Great environment art is alive on the Great Plains.
2. From an airplane, the vast cultivated fields resemble
monumental \\ works of abstract art.
3. The varied designs are the result of modern farming methods.
4. The ploughed fields are basically rectangular or square in
5. IFarmers plough basically along the natural contour of the
(0. Red. brown, and black patterns with a variety of textures
result froln the pIlo ing.
7. Modern irrigation equipment pivots around a central
water source. . . .'

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Brief Introduction to Guyana'
Draft Biotechnology, Biosafety
Biosecurity policy Part 5
Elements of the proposed GM(

[Continued from week of Decem
31, 2006]

Other specific biosafety
procedures shall include the

1. Recombinant DNA
a. For projects
involving the use of recombinant
DNA, RNA interference, viral
vectors in gene therapy for
humans and animals or for gene
phytotherapy for plants, a
research biosafety management
plan or protocol must be
submitted to the Biosafety
Scientific Advisory sub-
Committee for review;
b. All approved
experiments employing
recombinant DNA technology
must be registered with the
Biosafety Scientific Advisory
c. The Principal
Investigator shall be responsible
for complying fully with
guidelines in conducting any
recombinant DNA research.
2. Stem cell research and
medical applications
3. Bionanotechnology
For applications in
medicine (i.e. nanomedicine),
veterinary nanomedicine and the
like shall be required to conform
to biosafety regulation under
the Biosafety Act.
4. Chemical carcinogens
a. A research biosafety
plan or protocol involving the
use of regulated carcinogens
must be submitted to the
Biosafety Scientific Advisory
sub-Committee and
b. Investigators shall be
required to file a biosafety risk
management plan for use of the
regulated carcinogens.
5. Infectious disease
a. Any experiments or
bio-assays involving cells,
tissues or body fluids obtained
from humans or animals known
to contain, or suspected of
harbouring, infectious disease
agents are to be handled and
disposed of in accordance with
internationally accepted
b. The Biosafety

Scientific Advisory
Committee must ap
experiments involving a
that are carriers of infe
agents including viroids,
fragments, prions and the
6. Blood
pathogens exposure cont
a. The Bio
Scientific Advisory
Committee shall pr
education and expi
prevention guidelines to p
who may be exposed to
borne pathogens;
b. Human 1
primate blood and/or
fluids from primates
clinical samples. shall
used unless approved I
Biosafety sub-Committec

Information requi
in GMO Applicat
In accordance tc
requirements of the
Biosafety Bill for Guya
applications for the Deli
Release of Genetically Mc
organisms into the enviro
shall include the following,

General information
1. The name
address of the applicant
2. The title o

Information relating
parental or source organism
3. The full name
organism: family, genus, s
subspecies, cultivar, pat
4. Information o
reproduction of the org:
mode-, generation tim
sexual compatibility with
cultivated, cultured or
5. Information c
survivability of the org;
survival structures, dor
6. In format
concerning disseminate
organism: means, exter
factors affecting dissemin
7. The geogr
distribution of the organism
8. If the species
organism is not normally

cultured in the Caribbean sub-
region describe the natural
9. Information on any
significant interactions of the
organism with organisms other
than in the ecosystem where it
is usually grown/cultured,
including toxicity to humans,
animals and other organisms

& Information relating to
the genetic
O 10. A description of
methods used for genetic
11. The nature and source
ber of the vector used
12. The size, function
and donor organism(s) of each
sub- DNA sequence intended for
)prove insertion
ectious Information relating to
DNA the genetically
like. modified plant
borne 13. A description of the
rol trait(s) and characteristics of the
safety GM organism which have been
sub- modified
provide 14. Information on
osure- sequences inserted or deleted:
persons size/structure, copy number of
blood insert, information on any
vector sequences or foreign
blood, DNA remaining in the
body genetically modified organism.
and The size/function of any deleted
not he regions. Cellular location of
by the insertion (e.g. chromosomal,
e. mitochondria, chloroplast etc.)
.15. Information on the
ired expression of the insert:
ions expression and parts of the
o the organism where expressed
draft 16. How does the
na. all genetically modified organism
berate differ i'oom the recipient
dified organism in moderate of
nnment reproduction, dissemination.
g survivability
17. The genetic stability
)n of the insert
and 18. The potential for
transfer of genetic material from
f the the genetically modified
organism to other organisms
19. Information on any,
to the toxic/harmful effects on human
sm health and the environment
of the arising from the genetic
species, modification*
hovar, 20. The mechanism of
interaction between the
on the genetically modified organism
anism: and target organisms
e and 21. Any potential
h other significant 'interactions with
r wild non-target organisms
22. A description of
on the detection and identification
anism: techniques for the genetically
rmancy modified organism

i o n Information about
ion of previous releases of
nt and the genetically
action modified organisms
graphic 23. Information relating
sm to the site of release
of the 24. The location and size
grown/ of the release site or sites

25. A description of the
release site ecosystem, including
climate, flora and fauna
26. Details of any
sexually compatible wild
relatives or cultured, reared or
cultivated organism present at
the release sites
27. The proximity of the
release sites to officially
recognized biotopes or
protected areas

Information relating to
the release
28. The purpose of the
29. The foreseen dates
and duration of the release
30. The method by which
the genetically modified
organism will be released

31. The method for
preparing and managing the
release site, prior to, during, and
after the release
32. The approximate
number of genetically modified
organisms per square metre or
acre to be released

Information on the
control, monitoring,
post-release plans and
waste treatment plans
33. A description of any
precautions to minimize or
prevent aerosol, spore, pollen,
seed dispersal or other
reproductive units from the
genetically modified organism
34. A description of the
methods for post-release
treatment of the site or sites

35. A description of
post-release treatment methods
for genetically modified
organism material including
36. A description of
monitoring plans and techniques
37. A description of any
emergency plans

Information on
environmental impact
of the release of the
genetically modified
38. The likelihood of
any genetically modified
organism becoming more

Please turn to page

Admission to the Pharmacy Assistant Training Programme

The candidates who have been identified to be trained as Pharmacy
Assistants are invited to attend an Orientation on Monday January 29,
2007 at 08:00 h at The Nurses Association Hall, Charlotte & Alexander
streets, Georgetown.

Classes commence on Tuesday, January 30, 2007.

Kindly contact the following officers for further information:

Departments c Telephone Numbers
Director. Health Sciences Education 222-4414
Chief Pharmacist 2268-419

Regional Executive Officers, Regional Health Officers and Chief
Executive Officers are asked to make the necessary arrangements for the
release of the selected candidates from the respective institutions.

By Order,
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
January 2007


Amanda Jarvis
Marion Gordon
Kumar Dass
Latchmin Mohan
Abena Wharton
Kerry Ann Ward
Dionne Clarke
Dianne Odwin
Shaneeza Saywack
Dhanwantie Bladeo
Boodranic Khemray
Sean Duncanl
Dave C'randon
Estanda lHan'y
Stuart Andrews
Ryan Layne
Nandia Pcllewv
Shinauta Harvey
Grace Gonsalves
Odessa Gravesande
Mikhail Batson
Bibi MIrsualleen
Abena Wharton
Daniel Singh
June Eula Marcello
John Dev
Lisa Grant
Daycia Tappin
Charmaine Jacobis


Kumaka. Moruca
Public Hospital. Suddie
27 Sparta. Essequibo Coast
158 Abraham Avenue, Anna Regina
28 N 1/2 Public Road Dem Amnstel WCD
243 Crane Housing Scheme. WCD
c/o Georgetoxwn Public Hospital
c/o Georgetown Public Hospital
Philadelphia. East Bank Essequibo
38 Zeeburg North, West Coast Demerara
IH/Q Medical Coips. Camp Ayanganna. Thomas Lands
H/Q Medical Corps. Camp Ayanganna, Thomas Lands
123 Regent Road, Bourda. Georgetown
42 Sussex Street. Charlestown, G Town
82 Gamette Street Campbellville G Town
1580 Lovers Lane, Central Amelia's Ward
7 River View; I- S. ULnity Mahaica ECD
1-Ilena # 2 Mahaica. ELAst Coast Demeram|
Harmony Hall, Mahaicony, East (oast Demerara
43 George Street. Rose Hall Town
75 C Middle & Wickham Streets, Rose Hall
158 Abraham Avenue. Anna Regina
21 Housing Scheme. Bartica
Paramakatoi Village, North Paramakatoi
140 Wisroc, HIlS Wismar Linden
Kwakwani Waterfiont Road. Berbice River
325 One Mile Wismar, Linden
10 Old Kara Kara. Mackenzie. Linden

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HE prospects for agricultural development especially
the expansion of the non traditional sector will increase
This optimistic perspective is attributed to the massive influx of visitors to the Caribbean
as the region hosts World Cup Cricket 2007 and Guyanese farmers' ability to supply the huge
demand created for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat during this
According to Dr. Oudho Homenauth, Director of the
National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), farmers in
most agricultural producing areas both along the coast and inland
have commenced preparation for this mega event in the
Caribbean especially here in Guyana.
"Our farmers both in the traditional agriculture producing
areas located in Regions One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and
more recent 10 have commenced preparation since November
2006," he said.
Despite the weather conditions, the fields are under
cultivation with crops, most notable of which are
tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, cabbages among other
exotic vegetables fruits.
In some cases farmers have extended their acreages to ensure food security within Guyana
and the Region. In Regions One and Two, Guyana's Organic Zone, measures have been taken
to ensure the opportunity to maximize our marketing strategies for the value added produces
from these areas will not do amiss.
He further stated that NARI in collaboration other agricultural agencies are working ardently
in collaboration with the farming groups to ensure that good agricultural practices are adhered
to in order to deliver wholesome foods to the markets and that these will be sustained after
during World Cup Cricket 2007.
"In Guyana we ha/e vast expanse of fertile lands and the capacity to produce more non
traditional crops but in order to retain the markets our farmers should ensure good agricultural
practices such as recommended fertilizer, fungicide and pesticide dosages are adhered to," he
Packaging, labeling and transportation are also important factors to be considered
in order to deliver whole foods, he added.
In 2006, NARI embarked on field demonstration training programmes using farmers' plots
to ensure that efficiency soil management and integrated pest management strategies are
implemented. At present, the institute is monitoring farmers' fields to ensure these practices
are implemented.
Peanut farmers are advised to utilize the aflotoxin testing facilities available at the
Government Food and Drug Department.'
In addressing the issue of Guyana's ability to supply the demand for poultry and small
ruminant meat during World Cup 2007, Dr. Homenauth stated that records from NARI's
distribution to farmers reflect as massive growth in the areas of duck and sheep.
In 2006, NARI distributed a significant number breeding rams and ducklings to farmers
across Guyana. With respect to the expansion of the small ruminant industry, a number of
notable businesses involved in the diversification process have benefited from the provision of
improved breeding animal, quarantine and artificial insemination.
At present the Institute has the capacity to conduct crop forecasting using a model designed
by Dr. V.C. Mathur, former ITEC Economist attached to NARI. Meanwhile, farmers are
encouraged to utilize the Mobile Agro Processing Facility operated by NARI.
The Mobile Agro Processing Facility is fully equipped to perform various agro processing
functions and will provide technical supervision.
This service is free of cost but interested groups will be expected to undertake the
cost of fuel to operate the facility.'


.'A & t
S' 1

CANCER -- You have to use your strength while you have it today, because
you can't take it for granted. This is not a day to be parsimonious with your.
energy, reserving a little bit of yourself for a 'what if' situation. Look at all the
day's tasks, and go at each of them with everything you've got. You have a
real chance to prove yourself today, and there is no reason to talk yourself
out of it. Resting is good when you need it but when you don't, it's just
LEO -- You know how when a car is stuck in snow or mud, you have to rock
it back and forth until you can get traction? If your life has felt stuck, today
you will finally get that feeling of traction also known as hope. Real signs
of progress are arriving at a faster and faster pace. Check your bank account,
and you might finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief. This is a turning
point, a time of new beginnings and approaching fulfillment.

VIRGO -- Take one giant step out of your oh-so-comfortable comfort zone
today and put yourself in front of some unfamiliar people. You'll find that it
will invigorate both your mind and your physical self. So visit a new part of
town to explore new cultures, music and food. Even shoppiffg in an unfamil-
iar store will tilt your perspective just enough to make you look at the same
old situations in a whole new way.

LIBRA -- This is a time of greater openness in your life emotionally and
practically. Get ready to have a lot more free time in your schedule for fun
and friendships. Today, plan out a few idWas for group activities and send a
mass email to see who's a definite 'yes' and who's a 'maybe.' Use your charm
to convince any hesitant folks to get into the swing of things, and if they still
don't want to play, ask them to come up with their own suggestions. It's time
to start new traditions with old friends.

SCORPIO -- You have one particular habit that, as fun as it is, may be hold-
ing you back from moving forward right now. Even if it doesn't seem pos-
sible to live your life without it, you should at least give it a try today. You
don't have to make huge declarations about whether or not you are going to
break ii habit -just give life without it a try for a while. Transitioning into a
healthier, happier you takes the courage to take risks.

SAGITTARIUS -- Just when you thought a relationship was over and done
with, today it will get a huge injection of new energy! Get ready for a new
beginning complete with all the excitement, enthusiasm and adorable awk-
wardness it had the first time around. This is your chance to do things over
again, with a lot more honesty and a lot more confidence. People seldom get
second chances in life, so you should greet this opportunity with your typi-
cal gratitude and grace

CAPRICORN -- You are very insightful right now, and your front door is a
likely stop along the way for people who are looking for answers. You'll be
quite in demand today, by folks who simply want to compare notes and by
folks who need major life help. Yet the tone of your day will not be filled with
hopelessness, crisis or sadness. It will be all about connecting with other
people. There will be a lot of laughter and bonding. Realize that life is a crazy

AQUARIUS -- At the beginning of the day, if you suspect that something
exciting is cooking with some of the people around you, you're probably right.
Corner your best connection in the group as early as you can and try to get
some insider information. You might not get the whole story right away, but
you have enough mental agility right now to be able to separate truth from
fiction. Take your conclusions to an objective third party and get the advice
you need.

PISCES -- You don't need to have a dramatic moment in order to make some
necessary changes in your life. Epiphanies can be caused by quiet moments
just as often as loud ones. Today, a major turning point will come in the form
of a minor exchange between you and an old friend. Your answer or reaction
will demonstrate how much growth you have achieved over the years. Your
friend may not like what he or she hears from you, but there are new terms in
-your relationship terms you are setting. ,.. ..

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ARIES -- Today you will wake up with a lot of energy and will probably want
to hit the ground running! But to be safe, you should hold off until later in
the day before charging ahead. Conserve your energy, and play this day out
in a smart way. Be cool, calm and collected. If you just bust out of the gate,
arms flailing, you will scare people with your erratic energy. Other people need
time to prepare for your eagerness, and you can afford to give them that time.

TAURUS -- There's no telling what could grow out of a new relationship that
gets its start today, so do not cast your hopes too far into the future. Taking
each day as it comes is a real test of your patience, but it is the wiser way to
"^ go. Intimate friendships and true romances evolve over time. You will have to
wait until the two of you are involved in more diverse situations before com-
ing to any conclusions about who this person is or how he or she may affect
your life

GEMINI -- You have an incredible energy welling up inside of you. and it
might just explode today (in a very happy way). To make the best use of all
your enthusiasm, try to dive into projects or adventures that involve a lot of
other people the more diverse, the better. You are especially well tuned in
to the rhythms of other cultures and beliefs, and there are important insights
you are ready to download. This is a day of celebration, emancipation and

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Sunday GhrobicI~Jan0aty 14, 2007. Page XXIII

Brief Introduction to Guyana's Draft Biotechnology,
Biosafety & Biosecurity policy Part 5
Elements of the proposed GMO regulation

[Continued from week of December 31, 2006]

1. What disease is to be controlled by the use of this vaccine?
2. On what host species is the vaccine to be used?
3. What is the host range of the parent organism from which the vaccine was constructed?
:4. If the vaccine is intended for animals, what are the proposed target species/breeds for
the vaccine? Specify age range, risk factor groups, and geographic area, if applicable.
5. 'Provide data regarding level and duration of immunity produced in the host species
after vaccination with the GMO.
6. Over what period can the vaccine organism be detected in the vaccinated animals or
their excretions? Provide supporting data.
7. Can the vaccine organism spread from vaccinated to non-vaccinated animals or to other
ispedes (including humans)? If so, what is the mechanism and frequency? Provide data,
'if available.
8. Is there any evidence to indicate whether the susceptibility of the host to the vaccine
organism could be affected by the current state of the host (e.g. immunosuppression or
superimposition of other disease) or by other treatments (e.g. drugs)? If so, elaborate.
9. Does the genetic material of the vaccine organism have the potential to become
incorporated in whole or in part into the genome of any cells of the vaccinated host?
10. If this is a viral vaccine, can the nucleic acid of the virus in the vaccine be rescued, or
be restored to wild type, by recombination or complementation.with intracellular
11. In trials, is it proposed to dispose of waste which contains vaccine organisms? If so,
Describe the arrangements.
12. What is the fate of the vaccnated animals at the conclusion of the tnal (in the case of
an experiment)?
13. Will the vaccinated animals carry live vaccine organisms at the end of the tnal? If so:

i. will they be likely to disseminate the live vaccine organisms to their family
contacts or to the general population?
ii. what measures, if any, will be taken to minimize this possibility?
iii. will the organisms. be able to cross the placenta?

14. Is the use of this vacdne organism likely to preclude its use for vaccination against
other diseases subsequently? Will its usefulness for other vaccinations be affected?
15. Is the vaccine likely to have any deleterious effects on pregnant humans or animals? If
S so, specify. For humans, provide data from animal models.
16. Is the vaccine teratogenic (i.e. causing developmental defects) for the foetus at any
:stage of gestation? If so, elaborate.
:17. Does the GMO produce spores?
18. Is the GMO resistant to desiccation?
19. What sterilizing and anti-microbial agents are active against the GMO?
20. Is the GMO susceptible to UV and ionizing radiation?

persistent or invasive than recipient organisms
39. Any selective advantage or disadvantage conferred to other sexually compatible species, which
may result from genetic transfer from the genetically modified organism
40. Potential environmental impact of the interaction between the genetically modified
organism and target organisms
41. Any possible environmental impact resulting from potential interactions with non-target

Additional details required will depend on the type of GMO and its intended use. For example the
draft Biosafety Bill would require applications to include the following additional information for
vaccines which are live GMMs (genetically modified microorganisms):

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Email address:

The National Biosafety Framework Project is executed under the auspices of the Environment4
Protection Agency I

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Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 434th edition of
f r--, "Champion Cookery Corner", a
/ weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.
v~ '

make great gifts (startpracticingfor Valentine's Day!) or a specialtreatjforyou andyourfamily.
125g margarine Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease 12" x i
cup brown sugar l"cake tin. Melt margarine in a medium saucepan ov
1 cup dessicated coconut low heat and stir in dry ingredients. Add lightly beaten
V cup plain flour egg. Mix well. Spread evenly into tin. (use a fork).
1/3 cup self rising flour Bake for 20 mins. Spread with Champion Icing Suga
I tablespoon cocoa immediately. Stand for 5 mins then sprinkle with coconu
I egg
Icing: .i To make Icing: Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Stir
1 cup Champion Icing Sugar melted marg and enough milk to make a smooth paste.
; 1 tblsp cocoa
1 tsp marg s'ovsow. 'aYrmlasYT1. tXwFicTRERnsoF
1 iblsp milk t r IGla-. a
Custard =owder S Curry Pol
Black Ptepper .' Garamu Ms





4 cups sugar
4., cups water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/4 cups cornflour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 V tablespoons rosewater
red food coloring (optional)
1 cup Champion Icing Sugar
NB:When the sugar syrup boils, coat the inside of
the saucepan with a brush (lipped in water to
prevent sugar crystals from forming.

Makes 80 pieces.

Oil a 9-inch square pan. Line with plastic wrap and
oil the plastic wrap.

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat. combine
the sugar, I V cups of the water, and the lemon juice.
Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture boils.
Reduce the heat and simmer cgiil,. without
stirring, until the mixture reaches the soft-ball

Remove the pan from the heat. In a second large
heavy saucepan over medium heat. stir together
1 cup cornflower and the cream of tartar.
Gradually stir in the remaining 3 cups of water
until no lumps remain. Stir constantly. until the
mixture boils and is a thick, gluey paste. Slowly
pour the hot sugar, water, and lemon juice syrup
into the corn flower mixture, stirring constantly.

Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often to
prevent sticking, for about 1 hour, or until the
mixture has become a pale golden color.
Stir in the rosewater and tint as desired with food
coloring. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan
and spread evenly.

Cool to room temperature and let stand.
uncovered, overnight to set. Sift the Champion
Icing Sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup
cornflower onto a large cutting board. Turn the
Turkish delight out and cut into I-inch squares
with an oiled knife. Roll pieces in the icing sugar
mixture to coat well.


I ITurkish Delight

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Sunday GhronlcreJanarty 14, 2007,



going green with eco-friendly party

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Hollywood environmentalist
are throwing the first "green"
Golden Globes awards bash for
celebrities next week, comnpkte
with organic food, recycled pa-
per decoration and tables made
of reclaimed wood.
The Environmental Media
Association (EMA) and enter-
tainment network E! will host
the January 15 "Golden Green"
party in Beverly Hills to mark
the annual movie and television
awards ceremony.

Actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal,
Eva Lmgona. Sarah Jessica Parker.
Rachel Weisz and sociable Pans
Iihon are among the celebnrine
scheduled to anend the event in a
foanma depp-trnen stosc set to be-
come an eco-fnriendly apartment
"Green living has become a
way of life for many of loda)'-
celebnties," said Debbie Levin.
EMA president. "We are proud
to be the first ones to step up
and create a party that unites
talent and social responsibility "

The party will be set in a
landscape of plants and flowers
in a bid to promote awareness
of green issues. and the group
TreePeople % ill plant one tree
for every' attendee
It i1 one of dozens of par-
ties planned b. movie studios
and television networks to cel-
ebrate the Golden Globe awards.
The pnzes are handed out an-
nually by the Hollywood For-
eign Press Associauon and seen
as indicators of likely Oscar
winners next month.
The ENIA, created in
1989. aims to tap the power of
the entertainment industry
to educate people about envi-
ronmental issues.

EVA Longoria is on a list of celebrities to attend
the first "green" Golden Globe awards party.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) Oprah Winfrey has
teamed with ABC for a primetime Oscar special.
The daytime talk show queen will host and executive produce
"The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special," which will air Feb 22, the
Thursday before the network's broadcast of the 79th annual Acad-
emy Awards.
The one-hour special will feature Academy Award winners Julia
Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Jamie Foxx doing one-on-one inter-
views with an Oscar-winning actor of their choice.
oberts will interview George Clooney at his Los Angeles
home. Kidman will meet Russell Crowe at the Beverly Hills
Hotel for their first-ever on-camera appearance together, and
Foxx will sit down with Sidney Poitier on the stage where the
veteran actor collected his Oscar for "Lilies of the Field" in
"The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special" will not interfere with Bar-
bara Walters' 25th annual Oscar Special, which ABC will air as usual
the night of the Awards.
Walters' guests this year have not been announced yet. Last
year, she interviewed Clooney.

OPRAH WINFREY -' to journalists before the opening of
ihe Oprah V.'irtr. Leadership Academy for Girls in
Meyerton, outside Johannesburg January 2, 2007. The
daytime talk show queen will host and executive produce
"The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special," which will air Feb 22,
the Thursday before the network's broadcast of the 79th
.nnual Academy Awards. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

PA -

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007


The Pan Ame
work under a
the planning
Roles and Re
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erican Health Organization (PAHO) seeks an Assistant Project Officer who will
nd report to the PAHO/WHO HIV/AIDS Country Officer. He/she contributes to
g, implementation, and monitoring of the PAHO/WHO Guyana Office
projectss activities.
s in monitoring the implementation of HIV/AIDS programme/projects activities
iewing progress and identifying issues/constraints; consults with government
erparts, partners and beneficiaries and proposes recommendations for
ssing identified issues.
ors HIV/AIDS resources utilization by collecting information related to
imme/projects financial and administrative status for the purposes of analysis
s in building alliances/partnerships among key private and public partners to
ite the implementation of PAHO/WHO's HIV/AIDS programme/project in

Degree in Social Science, Health Sciences or, a University Diploma with at least 2 years
experience in programme planning, implementation and coordination at country level.
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues -A minimum of two years experience in HIV/AIDS
programme planning, implementation
Excellent computer skills
Past work experience working with an international organization would be an asset.
Other Attributes
Professionalism, initiative and commitment to assigned tasks must be evident as well as
excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of Spanish is an
Applications must be submitted by February 5, 2007 and should be addressed to
PanAmerican Health Organization
Lot 8 Brickdam : ',
Slabroek *
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


To register or for w
Ms. Faithe Best or
obtained via our w



Beginning February 26th, 2007

The Executive Diploma in
Management programme has been
specifically designed for Supervisors, Junior
Managers and Senior Managers who seek to retool
and upgrade their skill set in order to make the
maximum contribution to the development of their
In February 2007, the CHSB will introduce the Online and Distance
Learning format to the EDM programme. This will feature a blend of
face-to-face sessions (1 week), the use of CDs and text-based material, as well as
online study with group interaction and supervision by an experienced facilitator
(4 weeks) and a one week intermission between courses.

The following concentrations are offered:

Event Management
Information Technology Management
Human Resource Management
General Management U
Project Management

more information please call S
r Ms. Elizabeth Bradshaw at II A iLI I
1.Information can also be c a lof snILL s
School of Busingss ,?, ......., ,.. .., .i.,
Tel: 1-246-424-7731 Fax:1-246-425-1670

1988-1989 Blue Mountain
Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, Guyana
Phone/Fax: 218-1451/218-0685

We wish to notify the General Public that due to the current VAT system, we have increased our prices on four (4) out of nine (9)
packages available.
The following is the new prices along with the Regular prices and Retail prices:



1 litre
2 litre
20 oz. BUSTA
20 oz VIVA
.12 oz VIVA

VAT inclusive


per Unit VAT Inclusive
$ 90.
$ 80.
$ 75.



20 oz BUSTA
20 oz VIVA
12 oz VIVA

VAT Inclusive

12 oz ASSORTED $1.450.
All for your information and guidance.


per Unit VAT Inclusive
Si', regards
Robert Selman
General Manager

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A2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14,, 200

The under-mentioned persons are asked to make urgent contact

with the Secretary Manager of the Guyana Public Service Co-

operative Credit Union Limited, 45 Hadfield Street, Freeburg,

Georgetown to discuss unfinished business.

No. Names Last known Address Last known place of Employment
3215 Aubrey Barker & Buttercup Streets, South
1 Harold Bran ford Ruiniveldt Park Ministry of Education
2 Joseph Headley 14 John Street Camplellville Office of the President
3 Leslyn Garnett 67 Coray Street Annandale Guyana Geology & Mines Commission
4 Albert Barnes 94 La Penitence Street Albouystown Guybridge
5 Denise Capitus 157 Waini Street Meadow Brook Guyana Police Force
6 Mervyn Lanfernman 11 Carryls Place Mocha E.B.D Guyana Revenue Authority
7 Rena Alexander 7th Street Paradise E.C.)D Board of Industrial Training
8 Raymond Williams T'wo Brothers Canal No.1 Ministry of Local Government

9 Evette Wilson 418 Cane View Avenue South Ruimveldt Park Guyana Power & Light
to Glynis Scott 153 Lainaha Street Newtown Guyana Geology & Mines Conmmnission
11 Edward Hopkinson 467 Republic Park E.B.D Georgetown Public Hospital Corp.
12 Andrei Payne 195 Guyhoc Park Guyana National Co-op Bank
13 Andrew Carter 90 Pineapple Street East Ruimnveldt G/town Statistical Bureau
14 Shawn Adams 81 D'Urban Street Lodge Ministry of Education
15 Zenrick Austin 291 Shantnakan Street Prashad Nagar Guyana National Co-op Bank
16 Gary Martin 57o02 North Ruimnveldt Ministry of Education
17 Yonnett Hall 111-4th Avenue Bartica Regional Democratic Council #7
18 Buna Lowenfield-Parris 310 #51 Village Corentyne Mayor & City Council
19 onna Knights 53 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme Repaha
20 Marion Sparmnan 25 Crane Housing Schemne, W.C.D Ministry of Home Affairs
21 Cattlin Nedd 41 D'Urban Street Werk-en-Rust Ministry of Education
22 Vernita Bailey-Wilkinson 27 Victoria Village E.C.D Guyana National Co-op Bank
23 Deborah Archer 52 Dowding Street Kitty National Insurance Scheme
24 Oswin Griffith A27 East La Penitence Housing Schemne Ministry of Agriculture
25 Hyacienth Sandiford 370 Wismar Park Wismar Linden Regional Democratic Council #xo
26 Erie Fields 91 First Street Alberttown Ministry of Health
27 Carl Ramnarine 46 Kersaint Park La Bonne Intention Ministry of Education
28 Odinski Williams 279 Grove Squatting Area E.B.D Ram & Mc Rae
29 Lorene Matthewa 444 West Ruimveldt Ministry of Works
30 Ruby Healis Second Avenue Bartica Regional Democratic Council #7
31 Diane Betton-George 15 Section CC Eccles E.B.D National Agriculture Research Institute
32 Samuel Thornton 46o Block X Lilendaal Guybridge
33 Margaret Jordon 64 Housing Scheme Bartica Regional Democratic Council #7
34 George Browne 67 John Street Campbellville Guyana National Resource Agency
35 Gwendoline Matthias Melanie Damishana E.C.D President's College
36 Orin Padmore 14 Crane Public Road W.C.D Bank of Guyana
37 Faye-Ann Cambridge 465 South Sophia Section B Georgetown Public Hospital Corp.
38 Joan Maynard 70 Bagotville WV.B.Dem Mayor & City Council
39 Sherlyn Melville 6 River View Ruiniveldt Mayor & City Council
4o Irwill Torrington 57 Norton Street Lodge Guyana Telephone & Telegraph
41 June Ann Boucher 43 Robert Road Sparendam E.C.D Georgetown Public Hospital Corp.
42 Ann Greene Luigwell Street North Ruimveldt Ministry of Labour & Human Services
43 Corwin Hunte 39 Dennis Street Lamaha Ministry of Foreign Affairs
44 Leslie Daniels 105 Field D 5 South Sophia Turkeyen Ministry of Foreign Affairs
45 Norma Brotherson Me Doom E.B.D Georgetown Public Hospital Corp.
46 Godfrey John 50 Renmus Street Agricola Guyana Flour Mill
47 Nigel Farley 6 Old Road Providence E.B.D Guyana National Printers Ltd
48 Aretha Hinds 407 East Ruimveldt Guyana Telephone & Telegraph
49 Tanmara Araghi 221 BB Eccles Housing Schenme E.B.D Ministry of Foreign Affairs
50 Debra Richards 616 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme Ministry of Education
51 Wanda Dey 9 Norton Street Lodge Ministry of Home Affairs
52 Yasmin Bentick 25 Paradise Village W.C.B Guyana Post Office Corp
.53 Olindina Robertson Lethemn Regional Democratic Council #9
54 Winfield Pari Hinds Lot 6 Triumph, E.C.D Office of the President
55 Suzette Andries Rupertee/Annai Regional Democratic Council #9
56 Troy Johnson 105 Timehri E.B.D Ministry of Works
57 Winston Naughton D 21 Nari Compound Mon-Repos E.C.D Ministry of Homne Affairs
58 Carla Bobb-Semple 15 Sideline Damn Victoria Village E.C.D Georgetown Public Hospital Corp.
59 Fiona Wrest Duesbury Tucville Terrace Reserve East La-Penitence National Insurance Scheme
60 Dharmwattie Ramupersaud 97 Sheet Anchor Village East Canje Berbice Skeldon I Hospital
61 Joy Hercules Hosaroro Hill Region #1 Guyana Forestry Commission
62 Natasha Anthony 184 Callender & Janmes Streets Albouystown Ministry of Education
63 Elizabeth De Jonge 147 Blue Berry Hill Wismar Linden Linden Hospital Complex
64 Bridget Scott 5 Acme Street Vergenoegen Essequibo Georgetown Public Hospital Corp.
65 Onmar Peters 92 Garnett Street Campbellville Ministry of Home Affairs
66 Ryan David Chung 140 Crown Street Queenstown Nat.Frequency Mang. Unit
67 Dwvayne Williams 73 Craig Street Canmpbellville Public Service Ministry
68 Clyde Thornton 27 Middle Street Pouderoyen W.B.) Guyi. ,.. Sugar Corporation
69 Rhonda Browne Lot 256 New Scheme Uitvluxt W.C.DI Guyani; Post Office Corp
70 Cheryl Rutherford Bvgerid Sec.School Compound Chelsea Park Regional Democratic Council #5
71 Elizabeth Birchmnan Mabarumna Regional Iemnocratic Council #t
72-- Mishel Moriah V Bent Street Wortnianville Ministry of Education
73 Fazal Me Pherson 67 Broad Street Charlestown Ministry of Education
74 Theophilus Chapman 98 Garnett & Republic Street Newtown Kitty Ministry of Finance
75 Ronald Grandison 12 Goed Fortuin Village V.B.D) Regional Denmocratic Council #3

Secretary Manager (a.g)
,v ':: Sheoma Rogers

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007 A3


Then here is your chance to become a professional Soldier and build a career for the
future. GDF IS RECRUITING NOW!! Make up your mind now and enlist in the
Guyana Defence Force.

Enjoy the thrill of professional soldiering, the adventure of knowing your country and the
possibility of overseas training in the USA, UK, Canada. Brazil and other countries.

You must:
Be between 18 and 25 years of age.
Have a good Secondary Education, a sound mind and a healthy body.

Police Clearance;
Two (2) recent Testimonials; and '
Birth Certificate. /
Apply in person or in u7"iting to:
,A, Officer Commanding
General Personnel Department
Camp Ayanganna
Thomas Lands
Applicatin should reach not later than Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Job Summary
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that availability, reliability, safety, quality
and maintenance costs of the relevant plants are on target and as per budget.
Principal Accountabilities
* Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive preventative and predictive
reliability program.
* Review maintenance procedures, practices and strategies, recommending
required corrective action to minimize non-conforming jobs.
* Promote scheduled maintenance, minimize breakdowns and facilitate
cost-effective shutdowns.
* Liaise with planning and operations personnel in scheduling planned
maintenance jobs to minimize equipment downtime.
* Ensure plant availability and efficiency targets are met within managed cost and
budgeted targets.
* Facilitate spare parts inventories.
* Ensure the usage of SOP (Standard Operational Procedure) in all maintenance
* Responsible for all engineering aspects of assigned projects including design
and implementation
* Assist in the preparation of department's budget and ensure cost control.
* Provide engineering support and analysis and assist other sections in building
teamwork within the department and other cross-functional areas of the organization.
* Assist in the preparation of the department's safety, security and house- keeping
procedures and ensure compliance with them.
Pre Requisition
1 Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
2 Minimum of three (3) years related experience in heavy industry or the manufacturing
3 Good leadership and team building qualities with strong communication
skills and able to cope in a fast-paced environment.
4 Must be computer literate
Key Competencies
Criiicai R~n25inai/Problem Solving, Functional/Technical Skills, Time
Management, Action Oriented, TChircal Learning, Peer Relationships.
.. Please address appljcations.toPO Box.101129


Police Clearance;
Two (2) recent Testimonials;
Birth Certificate; and
Academic Certificates.
. 1/)/)l illn pt ron lIor in writing to:

Officer Commanding
General Personnel Department
Camp Ayanganna
Thomas Lands

Application should reach not later t
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Suppliers of Agricultural GENERAL EQUfNTO
^ G SENEUUIP and Industrial Equipmnt GU 0MLD.
Rome Access Road, Me Doom. E.B.D.

,f Please be advised with effect from January 15, 2007,
our telephone numbers will be changed from:

>FAX 225-6040 to 233-0541
>225-6020 to 233-0543
>225-6025 to 233-0544
L>225-6029 to 233-0545
L>225-6038 to 233-0546

We apologize for any inconvenience the
change in numbers may cause.
Thank you for your cooperation.



Are you young, healthy, committed to the defence,
stability and development of Guyana?

Do you like to travel and desire an opportunity to see all of
Guyana and visit other coutbtries? Then, here is your
opportunity. ,

Become an O(ficer in Pa GDF ad benefit whilee building a
worthwhile career. The training and o9.~&tions you will undergo
will give you the opportunity for 4 as travel and exchune
programme, in countries such as t A, UK, Canada, India,
China, Brazil, Venezuela ana v- ... .: name a

Apart from being a professional Officer. possibilities exist for you
to special ise in one or more of several technical areas.

You must be between 18 and 25 years of age; have five (5)
subjects at GCE "0" Level or CXC (Grades 1 or 2) at no more
than two (2) sittings, or a Technical Diploma from the
University of Guyana.

A4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007


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Terrence Archer, Manager of Rosignol Branch hands over
cricket equipment to the Headmistress of Cotton Tree

On September 15, 2006 Managing Direr
sporting equipment to Mr. Arnold Sukrar
The equipment were then presented to se6

Students and Teachers of La Venture Secondary receive
cricket equipment from Quambe Headley and Patricia
Dennison of the Vreed-en-Hoop Sub-branch.

. Harry Dass Ghaness Mana,
Branch presents students of
volleyball nets and balls. A
teachers look on.

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The students of Crabwood Creek Primary receive cricket
equipment from Trenton Burnett and other staff of the
Corriverton. branch. .. . ..

Ervin Walker officer at the Camp Street Bra.nch: presents the
Captain of Richard .Ishmael's Cricket Team with assorted
cricket gear, while the Headmistress and tudnt look on.
i u l, ... .U01i I Ub on

Imran Saccoor, Branch. Adi
B.ra.h pGnts tIhe student
School with assorted, cricke
staff members and students

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tor Michael Archibald, handed over a variety of
oorts Coordinator of the Ministry of Education.
eral schools across the country.

Marcia Collette hands over basketballs and rims to the
students and games mistress of St. Joseph High School.

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Jer's Assistant of Anna Regina
C.V. Nunes Primary School with
colleague, other students and

Simone Spencer, Assistant Officer-in-Charge, and.other staff
members of the Linden Sub-branch bring smiles to the faces
of the students of Linden Foundation.



ninistration Officer of Rosehaii
ts of Corentyne Comprehensive
equipment in the.presence .of

Officer-in-charge and staff of New Amsterdam Branch,
together with students and teachers of the Berbice High
School, showcase the cricket equipment donated by Republic

A smiling Celine Davis presents Lawn Tennis equipment to
J.E Bumham Primary on behalf of Savage Street (G.ROG'


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Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. has vacancies for METER
T iC.H.NICIANS at it's Middle Street office.
i\ Ts are required mainly to install Domestic, Commercial and
I; dustrial energy meters in accordance with approved company
s andards.
< Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Guyana
or a recognized institute, with one (1) year's experience
0 Ordinary Technical Diploma (OTD) from GTI, NATI or ETI or
other recognized institute, with at least two (2) years experience,
T, e incumbents must be proficient in the use of computers and be
numerically inclined.
Applications must be submitted to the
Deputy Human Resources Manager,
GPL's Administrative Annexe,
257/9 Middle St. Cummingsburg, Georgetown
before Wednesday 24th January. 2007.

Republic Bank


AIN: IM TAPIR # H 9958


Tender forms can be uplifted at any of our RBL locations. Tenders must
be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender For..." and placed in the
i Tender Box at Water Street Branch on the Receptionist's Desk no later
- than 14:00 h on Friday, January 26, 2007.
-e E~r4n .se-'es the right not to accept the highest or any tender without assigning a resaon.
wf.-Ar f ~nrmation, please contact Mr. Frederick Rampersaud
on telephone #: 226-4091-5 ext 239.




Qualifications & Experience:
A Degree in Engineering, Economics or Marketing plus two (2) years relevant
A Diploma in Marketing/Management plus five (5) years experience Mature
applicants with lesser academic qualifications and extensive Sales and
Marketing experience may be considered.
Other Requirements
Must have good communication analytical and inter personal skills. Must be
computer literate Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet & E-mail. Must possess a valid
Driver's Licence and be the owner of a vehicle.
Essential Functions:
Responsible for Marketing of Bituminous products
Develop a Customer Database for Bituminous products and Lubricants handled
by the Marketing Department
Maintain contact with key Customers and advise them on the technical aspects
of products
Advise and make recommendations to the Marketing Manager on new ideas
and marketing strategies to counter competition and increase the Company's
Market Share and
Execute all assigned special mandates and other related functions
Attractive, depending on qualifications and experience.
Applications together with Curri"cu"um_. Vitae and names of two (2) referees should
be submitted to the Administrative Manager, The Guyan Oil Company Limited,
166 Waterloo Street, Georgetown no later than 15:00 h on January 31,2007
Persons who previously submitted applications and satisfy the above
requirements, are asked to re-apply.



The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) seeks an Administrative Officer for the planning and execution
of the administrative services and operations at its country office in Georgetown, Guyana.
General management, budget planning and programming, financial/accounting administration, human
resources management, office and staff security, procurement, general services and other related
administrative services and operations.
Knowledge and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in business, public administration, finance,
economics, or related field.
Four years of professional experience in administration, with supervisory responsibilities in budget,
finance, personnel, procurement and general services.
Knowledge of national legislation on labor law, taxation and general matters, and good supervisory
skills and training abilities.
Very good knowledge of English or French with a working knowledge of the other language.
Very good knowledge of computer software packages and information systems.
4rn-rial S.aiary G :$ ~ i.' Guanad,:llars irelola3e,.i
C,-,. 'e -, p ,' iac13a n 3 ,uear
E ,:ellerit pernsinr plan and health isurarce
Thr is a linai posland is onl, a .ai ble for citizens c Guana 3 or permanent residents of Guyana Qualified
and,3daie should appi,' on line through O.u websiie at j. 'ar g under Job Opporunilies. Vacancies,
iVacanrcv number PAHO./TI7/FTIOi All applicants must apply on line to be considered for this position..
Clos ingdale February 5.2007

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14,; 2007 A/

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.
Tel: 225-5846 156 Waterloo Street
Tel/Fax: 226-3519 ^ Georgetown
P.O. Box: 10110 | Republic of Guyana
E-mail: South America


Statements made by members of the Government and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) have created mistaken
expectations in the minds of the public about the impact of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on the prices of goods and
services following its introduction on January 1, 2007. As its contribution to a balanced public information campaign, the
Chamber has decided to publish a series of advertisements in the National Newspapers that aim to set the records
In its earlier statements, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. [GCCI] advised that all other things
being equal, under no circumstances would there be a reduction in the selling price (inclusive of VAT) of any stock
held at December 31, 2006. Today with a view to substantiate that claim, we offer the following information on what the
Government calls the 30% reduction:
Inventory Credit: to obtain this credit, the following must be present:
Consumption Tax paid in the month of December. Therefore Credit is available only on goods imported into Guyana.
A retailer who purchased from a local distributor gets no credit. It is questionable whether goods held for use in
production are eligible for the credits.
Goods must be sold between January and March 2007.
The relief is limited to actual rate of Consumption Tax paid or VAT rate, whichever is lower. Hence if the rate of
Consumption Tax paid was 10%, the credit is limited to 10%. Similarly if goods are zero-rated for VAT but were
subject to a higher rate of Consumption Tax, no credit is available.
Goods must be sold on a first-in first-out basis. Hence if a company had one hundred and fifty items at December 31,
of which one hundred was purchased prior to December 1, and between January and March the company sells
ninety items, the company will get no credit, since it has not sold out all its pre-VAT inventory.
The impact on prices could be illustrated as follows:
Lower of
Category C/Tax rate VAT C/Tax or VAT Price increase*
rate rate
Taxable supplies 0% 16% 0% 16%+4.8%
Taxable supplies 10% 16% 10% 6% + 4.8%
Taxable supplies 30% 16% 16% 0% + 4.8%
Zero-rated supplies 0% or 10% or 30% 0% 0% 0%
Exempt supplies 0% or 10% or 30% 0% 0% 0%
The price increase represents the difference between the VAT rate and the Lower rate plus the VAT on the assumed
mark-up of 30%.
Example: Assuming a company sells a taxable item and its stock was bought in December. The cost was $1,000 each
and Consumption Tax was paid at the rate of 30%. The business has a mark-up of $450 on each item. The credit is
limited to 16% of cost or $160 whereas Consumption Tax paid was $300. Selling price was previously $1,750 ($1,000 +
$300 + $450) and will now be $1,844 ($1,750 less $160 = $1,590 + 16% VAT).
Permanent price increases:
For all goods and services not previously taxed or taxed at a lower rate than the VAT rate, prices will increase
permanently. Examples of these were published on Thursday and Friday and include chicken, flour, toilet parer.
toothpaste, soap, sch-ool uniforms, footwear among others.
It is clear that the Government is receiving the benefit of double taxation on all pre-VAT inventories. The
Chamber believes that it is not too late for the Government to significantly improve the inventory credit so that
the consumers can benefit. But the longer it delays the harder a solution becomes. The Government must
therefore act now to bring any meaningful relief to consumers.
Serving Guyana through Commerce and Industry
. [Paid Adv'r'be t ,it)
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A8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 14, 2007

Youth Challenge Guyana is looking for suitable person to fill the
positions of

Requirement: ADegree in Social Work
Diploma in Social Work. and 3 years experience working in related field
5 years experience working in the related field
NGO experience would be an asset
Oral & written communication skills,
Programme Planning
Monitoring and managing programme budget
Programme implementation and delivery to selected communities.
Terms of reference for this position can be uplifted from the receptionist.
Closing date: January 26, 2007.

Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. invi
270014000, draft 7m for transport
(HFO/LFO) from Caribbean Refineries 1
The arrangement would initially involve
for extension by afurtherthree (3) yeai

tes inquiries from interested parties
TANKER of approximately DWT
tion of Heavy and Light Fuel oils
to GPL's Demerara power stations.
te a two-year charter with possibility

p 1lll$l"lKl& 1 1 I
GPL is a vertically integrated utility company that is the principal supplier
of electricity in Guyana. It operates under a twenty-five (25) year license
from 1st October, 1999. The company's main functions are electricity
Generation. Transmission and Distribution. The license to operate
encompasses the entire country of Guyana with the exception of a
medium-sized municipality located approximately 100 km from the
capital city, and other interior areas in which secondary suppliers have
been licensed to operate.

Any EXPRESSION OF INTEREST must include the following:
SName of the company/owner
Place of registration of vessels)
0 Bankers
SFlag(s) of Vessel(s) on offer
uAge of Vessel(s) on offer
-@Certification of Vessel(s)
Documents must be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly labeled:
40 Main St., Georgetown, Guyana, S.A.
Envelopes should be deposited on or before Wednesday 31 January. 2007
into the Tender Box located in the Contracts & Supplies D[,1l1n,,t at the
address above.
interested parties may contact Mr. Timmv David for further information at
tim rnr m 1:, gpi.lg com P. 0p-

JA i

I .ddmpw

Please be advised with effect from January 15, 2007,
our telephone numbers will be changed from:

F>AX 227-0401 to 233-0548

225-6035 to 233-0657

; 227-0450 to 233-0658
PWe apologize for any inconvenience the
change in numbers may cause.
Thank you for your cooperation.




> Prime residential / commercial, transported land and
building situate part of the northern front quarter of
Lot 49 (Public Road) Stanleytown, New
Amsterdam, Berbice.

Tenders must be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender for
Property" and placed in the Tender Boxes at our Main Office at
230 Camp and South Streets, Georgetown or our Rose Hall
Branch Office at Lot 71 Public Road, Rose Ulall, Corentyne,
Berbice no later than 14:00 hours on Wednesday January 31,

The Bank reserves the right not to accept the highest or any
Tender, without assigning a reason.


The Ministry of Agriculture informs fanners
and the general public that the Minister of
Agriculture, Robert M. Persaud will not be
available on his Open Day on Wednesday,
January 17, 2007 at his office.

Instead, his Open Day will be held at Bartica,
Region 7 to meet with farmers and residents at:

Batavia Amerindian Community 11:00 h
Agriculture Station, Bartica/Potaro Road 13:45h
Community meeting at the Bartica Regatta
Pavilion 14:00h

Rome Access Road, Mc Doom, E.B.D.

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