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


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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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TALMEY EL'AZAR, Israel, (Reuters Lifel) Hold
the Dead Sea salts and tea-tree oil.. An Israeli
health and beauty spa has introduced a new treat-
ment to its menu snake massage.
For 300 shekels ($70), clients at Ada Barak's spa
in northern Israel can add a wild twist to their treat-

ment by having six non-venomous but very lively serpents slither
and hiss a path across their aching muscles and stiff joints.
"I'm actually afraid of snakes, but the therapeutic effects are
really good," customer Liz Cohen told Reuters Television as Barak
let the snakes loose on her body.
Barak uses California and Florida king snakes, corn
snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, which she said
were inspired by her belief that once people get over any
initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the crea-

FTER substantial delay, the
Brazilian government has
awarded a US$5.3M con-
tract to complete construc-
tion of the Takutu Bridge
across the border Takutu
Brazil in the Rupununi.



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Page three

Mobile trucks New VAT

to sell zero-
rated items
THE Agriculture Ministry yesterday an-
nounced that in collaboration with the
Guyana Marketing Corporation. it will
be sending mobile trucks to sell sup-
plies of basic commodities... Page 11

zero-rated list
effective from
tomorrow t
Page two

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007

New VAT zero-rated list effective from tomorrow

THE Value Added Tax (VAT)
Act Order Number 3 of 2007
was yesterday published in

the Official Gazette and will
take effect from tomorrow,
the Guyana Revenue Author-

ity (GRA) announced yester-
It said the order was made
in exercise of the powers con-
ferred upon the Minister of Fi-
nance by Section 98 of the VAT
Act No. 10 of 2005.
The National Assembly on
January 23 last amended the
VAT Act to allow the Minister
of Finance to make changes to
Schedules I and 11 of the Act, the
authority noted.
It said the order seeks to
amend Schedule I to zero-rate
the following items:
** all cooking oils, marga-
rine and other items qualifying
under heading 15:17 of the First
Schedule Part I of the Customs
** uncooked birds eggs, ex-
cluding hatching eggs
** cooking salt
** dried black-eye peas, but

not including canned black-eye
** locally produced jams,
jellies or peanut butter
::* unflavoured cracker bis-
cuits, but not including sweet
** and a supply of matches
Among other items to be
zero-rated are preparations for
oral or dental hygiene, including
denture fixative pastes and
powders, and yarn used to clean
between the teeth (dental floss),
toilet or medicated soap in bars,
soap powder and dish washing
liquid, toilet tissue in rolls, and
sanitary napkins.
Also to be zero-rated are
goods when imported and
works and consultancy services
purchased by a budget agency
named in the schedule to the
Fiscal Management and Ac-
countability Act 2003; a supply
of goods and services under an
investment agreement entered
into on behalf of the government
with taxable persons; a supply
of the services of transporting
passengers or goods by air from
one place in Guyana to another
place in Guyana subject to the
signing of an agreement between
the government and the sup-
plier of the service; river or land
crossing services subject to the
signing of an agreement between
the government and the sup-
plier of the service; veterinary
drugs as determined by the

Commissioner; services pro-
vided or spectacles prescribed
by an optometrist in the treat-
ment of the human eye and vi-
sual system; funeral services
and human remains.
The GRA said a supply of
locally produced sand, stone,
plywood, lumber or similar ma-
terials of a type and quality
used for construction, but not
including items containing im-
ported materials, except in the
case of concrete blocks and
plywood are also to be zero-
rated by the order.
Other amendments include
toner cartridges and ink car-
tridges for computer printers, a
supply of prepared poultry
feed, cattle feed, pig feed, and
other prepared animal feed and
ingredients thereof as deter-
mined by the Commissioner,
but not including pet feed.
Further, a number of meat
products including uncooked
fresh, chilled or frozen chicken,
locally produced uncooked
fresh, chilled or frozen pork,
beef, shrimp, mutton, fish and
salted fish, but not including
canned products will also be
taxed at a zero-rate effective
from tomorrow.
In the agriculture sector,
vegetable seeds used for garden-
ing purposes, ice for fishing
purposes, knotted netting of
twine, cordage or rope, made up
fishing nets and other made up

Guyana Revenue Authority

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) notifies VAT
Registrants that VAT payments and VAT Returns can be
submitted in Georgetown at Customs and Trade
Administration, Main Street; Internal Revenue, GPO
Building, Robb Street; VAT and Excise Tax Department,
Albert and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown and GRA
Regional Branch Offices.

The GRA begins acceptance
Returns from February 1,2007.
The deadline for VAT payments
2007 is February 21,2007.

of VAT payments and

and Returns for January

For more information contact the VAT and Excise Tax
Department on telephone number 227 7929 Ext 200
or 201



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nets, of textile materials, fungi-
cide, herbicide, weedicide for ag-
riculture purposes, harrows,
cultivators, scarifiers, ploughs,
weeders and hoes, and machin-
ery used for preparing animal
feeding stuff will also be zero-
The order also lists the fol-
lowing to be zero-rated: locally
produced garments, sewing ma-
chines and of spools, cops, bob-
bins and other similar products
used therewith, sacks and bags
of a kind used for the packaging
of goods and motor vehicles
when imported by any diplo-
matic mission or consulate or
diplomats accredited to Guyana
who qualify under the first
Schedule Part III B 2 Item 6
made under the Customs Act
Cap. 82.01, and goods or ser-
vices for use by persons quali-
fying under the First Schedule
Part III B 2 Item 44 (i) and (ii)
of the Customs Act.
The provision of internet
services subject to the signing
of an agreement between the
government and the supplier
of the service as well as ma-
chinery or equipment for gen-
erating electricity from non-
traditional sources (for ex-
ample, solar energy, wind
mill, bio-gas etc.) provided
that they are solely of a type
used for household purposes
only will be zero-rated for
VAT purposes, the GRA said.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007

Casino bill



THE Casino Bill was not in-
tended to give advantage to
Buddy's International Hotel
to operate for Cricket World
Cup (CWC), President
Bharrat Jagdeo has said, an-
nouncing that the guarantee
of a licence is the lure for
"massive" hotel projects
which will come on stream.
At a press conference
Thursday, Mr. Jagdeo said there
were "new big hotels on the ho-
rizon" and the guarantee of a ca-
sino licence was one of the pre-
requisites for such projects
which would spur massive in-
vestment and the obvious cre-
ation of jobs.
He said even though
Buddy's Hotel, which is adja-
cent to the National Stadium at
Providence, East Bank
Demerara, will meet the hotel
requirement for a casino licence,
it will not meet the service re-
Under the law which was
passed in Parliament Monday,
only hotels which meet a room-
ing capacity of more than 150
and have a four-star rating could
operate casinos.
So, the President indicated
that while Buddy's which will
have 260 rooms, thereby meet-
ing the requirement, time will
have to pass for it to meet up
to the four-star rating.
Mr. Jagdeo indicated that
the primary reason for the en-
actment of the law to allow ca-
sino gambling was to spur in-
vestment in the tourism sector,

particularly to provide more
hotel rooms for Guyana to host
mega events.
He lamented the headache
of the government in meeting
the requirement needs of Teams,
Officials, Media and Sponsors
(TOMS) for CWC 2007, and
posited that he was confident
that Buddy's, along with the 49-
room US$4M Casique Hotel,
(Please turn to page eight)

Takutu Bridge

contract awarded

AFTER substantial delay, the
Brazilian government has
awarded a US$5.3M contract
to complete construction of
the Takutu Bridge across the
border Takutu River between
Guyana and Brazil in the
According to a the
newspaper, Folha de Boa Vista,
the contract has been awarded
to Arte Leste of Curitiba from
the State of Parana, for the sum
of R$11.4M.
The contract would be su-
pervised by the 6th Engineers
Battalion of the Brazilian
Army, who will themselves
carry out the approaches to the
bridge, the report stated.

- newspaper reports

The contractor should start
work in the first fortnight of Feb-
ruary and complete construction
of the bridge in one year, Folha
de Boa Vista reported.
Brazilian President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva, who visited
Guyana mid-February 2005, had
pledged to restart the long-stalled
border bridge project and to push
plans for a highway between
Georgetown and Boa Vista.
The two countries have long
talked about a bridge across the
Takutu River and Brazil is inter-
ested in a road link to a deep wa-]F plceet1.dec ision[a not~

atac onprss freedo

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
has said that the
government's decision to
withdraw advertisements
from the Stabroek News and
place them in the other pri-
vately-owned newspaper, the
Kaieteur News, was based
purely on money and was not
an attack on press freedom.
At a press conference
Thursday, he also said that Per-
manent Secretary in the Office
of the President, Dr. Nanda
Gopaul, would be taking legal
action against those who
claimed that he issued the or-
ders for the ads to be with-
drawn from the Stabroek News.
The President said it is the
policy of the government to of-
fer advertisements to two news-
papers the state-owned

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vate newspaper.
Mr. Jagdeo said that as in
any business where value for
money is the prime consider-
ation, the decision was taken to
withdraw ads from the Stabroek
News since Kaieteur News has
a wider circulation.
He said the government
looked at the number of printed
copies of the Stabroek News
and the Kaieteur News in decid-
ing which has the widest reach.

Mr. Jagdeo charged that
only "warped minds" could
come to the conclusion that the
withdrawal of ads from Stabroek
news was an attack on press
freedom, lashing out at those
organizations which he said only
jumped on the bandwagon with-
out examining the facts.
The decision of the govern-
ment has been condemned by the
Guyana Human Rights Associa-
tion, the Guyana Press Associa-
tion, and other organizations rep-
resenting the media in the Carib-
bean, and internationally such as
Reporters Without Borders.
Mr. Jagdeo said it is the
government's decision where
it is getting its money's worth.

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ter harbour on the Guyana coast
to ship grains and other exports
from its Roraima state to Eu-
rope, the Caribbean and North
America through the Atlantic.
The bridge, a critical link in
the proposed all-weather high-
way between the Guyana capi-
tal and Boa Vista, the capital of
Roraima state in Brazil, has
been a dream for decades.
The road to Guyana could
also get exports out of the giant

Sao Paulo industrial centre
through Boa Vista, Brazilian of-
ficials have said.
But a snafu which hit the
project has stalled work on the
Takutu Bridge since 2001.
"There can be no political,
cultural or economic integra-
tion without physical integra-
tion. It is in Brazil's interest;
it is in the interest of Guyana.
Brazil needs this; Guyana
needs this. That's why we
have to inaugurate the bridge,
and a commitment,"
Lula said in Guyana's Parlia-
ment on his visit here.

Police probing apparent

tractor operator suicide

POLICE are investigating the
apparent suicide of a tractor
operator who reportedly shot
himself Friday.
Police said that at about
13:00h Friday they were sum-
moned to Lot 57, Section 'B',
No. 71 Village, Corentyne
where Harrinarine Chookhan,
55, allegedly killed himself.
The man was a tractor op-
erator attached to the Skeldon
sugar estate.
Police said the man, a li-
censed firearm holder, went to
work the morning and returned
home during midday under the
influence of alcohol.
He and his wife,
Chandroutie were in the sitting

room when he sent her down-
stairs of the house, Police said.
About ten minutes later, the
woman reported hearing an ex-
plosion and on checking, saw
him lying motionless in the
bedroom with severe damage to
his face and hand.
A single barrel shotgun
was seen next to the body
and investigations are con-
tinuing, Police said.


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Tens of thousands in D.C. protest against Iraq war

By Deborah Charles

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
Chanting "bring our troops
home," tens of thousands of
anti-war protesters rallied in
front of the U.S. Capitol yes-
terday to pressure the gov-
ernment to get out of Iraq.
Veterans and military fami-

DAVOS, Switzerland
(Reuters) Major powers
agreed yesterday to resume
global free trade talks, sus-
pended six months ago be-
cause of deep divisions, and
British Prime Minister Tony
Blair said a deal was now
"more likely than not."
Trade ministers from
around 30 countries expressed
optimism too but said big
hurdles remain in the way of a
deal to settle the long-troubled
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) negotiations.
WTO chief Pascal Lamy

lies joined some lawmakers,
peace groups and actors includ-
ing Vietnam war protester Jane
Fonda to urge Congress and
President George W. Bush to
stop funding the war and pull
troops from Iraq.
"When I served in the war,
I thought I was serving
honourably. Instead, I was sent

said ministers concluded the mo-
ment was ripe to get back to
"full-negotiating mode" after the
United States, the European
Union and other key members
reported some progress in re-
cent bilateral talks.
"I believe we are back in
business," EU Trade Commis-
sioner Peter Mandelson said on
the fringes of the annual World
Economic Forum gathering in
the Alpine resort of Davos,
where the trade ministers
wrapped up four days of talks
with a broad meeting.
Launched in 2001 to calm

to war ... for causes that have
proved fraudulent," said Iraq
war veteran Garett
"We need to put pressure
on our elected government and
force them to ... bring the troops
home," said the former sniper to
cheers from the crowd at a rally
held on the National Mall.

the world economy after the
September 11 attacks and to
ease poverty, the so-called Doha
round all but collapsed last July
over politically sensitive farm
Now the EU, the United
States and other trade powers
such as Japan and Brazil, have
indicated they may be ready to
make some of the concessions
that Lamy has said are key to a
Business groups around
the world have also stepped up
calls on governments to reach
an accord.

Two in U.S. embassy car

shot dead in Nairobi

NAIROBI, (Reuters) -
Carjackers armed with AK-
47s shot dead two women in
a U.S. embassy vehicle in
Nairobi's western outskirts
yesterday, and police killed
two of the fleeing gunmen
during a shootout in the
nearby bush.
Police spokesman Gideon
Kibunjah said two policemen
were shot and wounded as they
chased the gunmen after the
midday carjacking on the main
highway in the Kenyan capital,
nicknamed "Nairobbery" by its

Gangsters driving a sto-
len vehicle had stopped in
front of a black four-wheel
drive with diplomatic plates
issued to the United States
and ordered the five occu-
pants out, he said.
"There was a person who
was driving and an elderly lady
who took too long to get out of
the vehicle and the gangsters
shot them and threw them out."
Kibunjah said. "The two were
confirmed dead on arrival at the

Kenyan police said in a
statement the victims were in a
group of missionaries on their
way to meet a friend.
It was the fourth attack by
criminals in Kenya in less than
a year on diplomats or their
families and the second involv-
ing the U.S. diplomatic commu-
Carjackings are common
in Nairobi but are far more
likely to occur at night, when
attackers block roads and
hold people up for their wal-
lets, mobile phones and cars.

Tens of thousands of people
attended the rally, according to
a park police officer.
For more than two hours,
speakers criticised Bush and the
U.S. presence in Iraq before
protesters marched around the
A group of families of soldiers
killed in Iraq stood holding pictures

A deal requires Washington
to make deeper cuts to farm
subsidies, the EU and some lead-
ing developing country import-
ers, such as India, to accept
lower farm tariffs and for devel-
oping countries as a whole to
slash industrial duties.
The top negotiators of the
United States, the EU, Brazil
and possibly other countries
were due to meet in Geneva,
where the WTO is based, to-
morrow to discuss the talks, of-
ficials said.
"I emerge from these meet-
ings with a real sense of opti-
mism but also sense of realism
about all the work ahead of us."
U.S. Trade Representative Su-
san Schwab told reporters in
She said the focus now on
how specific farm products
would be treated, as opposed to
top-line numbers on which
countries have disagreed, could
help build a deal by giving the
United States a clearer idea of
what it had to gain.
But it is not clear just how
far the U.S. administration can
go in offering further cuts to a
farm subsidy system that was
created in the Depression and
costs some $20 billion a year.
Brussels is also under
pressure from France, where
presidential elections are
looming, and other big EU ag-
ricultural states not to give
more ground over tariff cuts.

of their loved ones, including one
photo of a soldier in full dress uni-
form lying in a coffin.
More than 3,000 U.S.
troops and tens of thousands of
Iraqis have been killed since the
2003 invasion of Iraq.
The protest was one of
several expected around the
country, including a large march
scheduled in Los Angeles. Pro-
testers planned coordinated ef-
forts during the week to lobby
lawmakers to take action against
the war.
Bush's approval rating has
dropped to some of the weak-
est of his presidency and polls
show a majority of Americans
disapprove of President George

W. Bush's plan to send an ad-
ditional 12,500 troops to Iraq.
But Bush said he has no in-
tention of backing off his plan.
Asked about the protests,
White House national security
adviser spokesman Gordon
Johndroe said Bush "under-
stands that Americans want to
see a conclusion to the war in
Iraq and the new strategy is de-
signed to do just that."
The demonstrations
come amid growing efforts by
lawmakers to protest Bush's
plans in Iraq. The Senate
Foreign Relations committee
passed a resolution on
Wednesday opposing the plan
to send more troops to Iraq.

Senegal police crush

opposition election


DAKAR, (Reuters) Senegalese riot police yesterday beat
opposition leaders with batons and fired tear gas at a crowd
of protesters demonstrating against President Abdoulaye
Wade ahead of presidential elections next month.
A group of around 50 police baton-charged protesters and
arrested at least six leaders of opposition parties at the march
to demand free and fair polls in the West African state.
The demonstration had been banned on Friday by authori-
ties in Senegal, where the Feb. 25 election has raised tensions
in a country regarded as a democratic bastion in a region infa-
mous for civil wars and military coups. Wade, 80, remains
favourite to retain power at next month's polls.
"Wade go! Wade go!" chanted protesters before they were
dispersed by police.
Dozens of demonstrators scattered through the shabby
backstreets of Dakar's poor Medina neighbourhood pursued by
riot police, as clouds of tear gas drifted through the air.
"What has happened today is shameful. It is President Wade
who said if you are angry you can march," said Ousmane Fall,
20, an accountant. "Look what is happening here. They are beat-
ing and firing tear gas at the leaders of our country."
The opposition politicians were freed from Dakar's
main police station after more than five hours detention,
which had stirred widespread condemnation in the peace-
ful coastal capital.


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situated at Lot 45 ('Cowxpcnl Street. Ecclcs. East Bank Dcmerara
which has an area of approximately 13242 sq. ft.

Persons interested in inspecting the Bond may call on
telephone Numbers 22o-404(0-7 on any day Monday to Friday
between 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs.

Tender must be enclosed in sealed envelope bearing no identity
of the Tenderer and should be marked "Rental/Sale of Bond"
and submitted by 10:00 hrs on February 16, 2007 and
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Crime wave worries

TT business leaders

Spiralling crime is violently
eroding some of the positive
gains the country has made,
according to president of the
Trinidad and Tobago Cham-
ber of Industry and Com-
merce, Ian Welch.
Welch also says he is "not
at all satisfied that enough is be-
ing done to fight crime" and has
called on all politicians and
people to do their part to im-
prove this country's deteriorat-
ing state.
Welch's statements were
echoed by Caribbean Airlines
chairman, Arthur Lok Jack, as
both men spoke at the
chamber's annual dinner at the
Hilton Trinidad, Port of Spain,
on Thursday night.
Making reference to kid-
napped businesswoman, Vindra
Naipaul-Coolman, Welch
added: "Our pain continues
with the unsolved kidnapping of
one of the most gifted and gen-
erous members of the business
community, even as members of
the business community con-
tinue to be the targets of crimi-
nal elements.
"Our society seems to be
crumbling. When we felt that
things could get no worse, we
sunk deeper with the brutal
slaying of Police Constable
Elizabeth Sutherland and her
"A society in which a five-
year-old child must forever live
with the images of her family
being massacred is not one that
can look optimistically to the
He pointed to children car-
rying knives and cutlasses in
their school bags and participat-
ing in pornographic film mak-
ing as further evidence of a

country "not in good moral
While he noted that the
chamber will continue to lobby
the government for the institu-
tion of an efficient witness pro-
tection plan. revised DNA leg-
islation, Police Service reform
and more courts and magis-
trates, Welch warned that the
chamber will demand an agenda
from all parties running in the
upcoming general elections.
"We will therefore be calling
on all parties facing the elections

to present their agenda for
change to this chamber, devoid
of triviality and banality." he
"What we need is an agenda
that does not back down from
telling the population the truth.
Leaders who have the courage
and intellectual capacity to con-
front the evil that presently
stalks this land are fiscally re-
sponsible and socially progres-
sive. Political parties that are
free of special interests and
make Trinis understand that



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protect us no matter how irre-
sponsible, or profligate we be-
Taking up from Welch, Lok
Jack lamented that the "crime
wave which plagues Trinidad
and Tobago" is progressively
making the country a less desir-
able place to live.
"A loss of trust is one of
the inevitable results of the
crime wave... this supports a
rise in individualistic behaviour.
"We are already seeing this
everywhere, on the roads and
particularly at traffic lights, in
various professions and most
certainly in the Parliament,"
Lok Jack said.
Zeroing in on politicians, he
agreed that the Westminster
System is founded on the
premise that the best decisions
are made through debate, but in-
sisted that "we must heed when
opposition is necessary and
when a united front is more ap-
"We cannot continue to
have national interests subordi-
nated to political ones," Lok
Jack insisted.
"It is manifestly unfair
for a very few of us, who have
means to afford additional se-
curity to protect ourselves,
when the rest of the law-abid-
ing society lies supine and
vulnerable to remorseless
criminal elements."



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CARACAS, (Reuters) Archi-
tect Oscar Niemeyer, best
known for designing Brazil's
futuristic capital, plans to
build a statue of South
American liberation hero
Simon Bolivar to overlook
Caracas in honour of Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez's idol.
The project to build a
monument more than 300
feet (100 metres) tall atop the
Avila mountain, the imposing
backdrop to the Venezuelan
capital, conjures up images of
the Jesus Christ statue that
looks down on Rio de
Chavez, who changed the
country's name to the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezu-
ela and cites the man who
ejected Spain from the region in
almost all his speeches, revealed
this month he wanted such a
statue built.
During a visit by Chavez to
Brazil earlier this month,
Niemeyer, who at 99 still de-
signs modernist buildings, of-
fered his services to build the
statue that would be taller than
New York's Statue of Liberty
monument, local media reported
Chavez likens himself to the

country's hero because of his
implacable rejection of what he
calls U.S. imperialism.
Bolivar is usually depicted
brandishing a sword on a horse,
but Niemeyer said he will not
show his statue to anyone until
Chavez sees it, the state-run
Bolivarian News Agency re-
When residents look up
from the noisy, polluted Caracas
metropolis, what stands out
now from the verdant mountain
is a tower hotel jutting from the
Avila's crest.
Chavez, who is on a
nationalisation drive backed by
his majority poor supporters,
said when he announced the
statue idea that the government
will take over the hotel. He did
not say what he plans to do
with it.
Historians say Bolivar has
often been a cult figure in Ven-
But since Chavez, a
former soldier, co-opted the
legacy in his self-styled revo-
lution, portraits of the black-
haired general with an aqui-
line nose have become less
conspicuous in restaurants
and offices run by the middle
and upper classes.

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Ecuador new

Defence Minister

to be woman
QUITO, (Reuters) President Rafael Correa of Ecuador
said yesterday that he will name a woman to the top secu-
rity job after the country's first female Defence Minister
Guadalupe Larriva was killed in a helicopter crash ear-
lier last week.
"It's important for the ministry to be headed by a woman.
Guadalupe's maternal heart was able to do more than the strong
hand of the generals," Correa said in his weekly radio interview
He added that the next minister will also come from Laniva's
home province of Azuay.
The crash and Larriva's death shook Correa's young gov-
ernment and briefly deflated tensions between the leftist and
Congress over his plans to rewrite the constitution in the un-
stable country, where three presidents have been ousted in the
last decade.
Correa has called for an investigation with the help of in-
ternational experts to determine the cause of Wednesday's crash
of the two Gazelle helicopters, which killed Larriva. her teen-
age daughter and five military personnel in the coastal province
of Manabi after a military air practice.
Larriva was a 50-year-old former teacher and leader of
the socialist political party supporting Correa.

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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007

Editorial )

The focus on


GUYANA is wisely maintaining its focus on
agricultural expansion and diversification at
a time when the region's agricultural sector ap-
pears to have lost the pride of place it once had
and still deserves on the agenda of our Carib-
bean Community.
The disclosure on Friday by the Minister of Agricul-
ture, Robert Persaud, of a $1.6 Billion credit facility by
the European Union to assist rice farmers, is consis-
tent with the government's commitment to the expansion
of the rice industry.
It is a welcome pledge from the Agriculture Minister


of strict monitoring, disbursement, utilisation and ac-
countability of the credit facility to ensure benefits to farm-
ers, the industry in general and the national economy.
Maintenance by the government of a twin focus
on expansion and modernisation of the country's
rice and sugar industries, which represent major
sources of employment and foreign exchange
earnings, is quite challenging in the face of in-
creased and unfair competition in the case of our
rice exports, and the severe setbacks resulting from
the EU's new sugar import regime.
The securing of the EU's credit facility to boost rice
production coincides with the expansion and
modernisation of the sugar industry, as best exemplified
by the Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project (SSMP) at
a massive cost of US$110 million. This project is sched-
uled to be completed by year end.
In a community that remains too dependent on food
and beverage imports, estimated at a whopping US$3
Billion annually, while farmers continue to complain
against obstacles to production and marketing, Guyana
has the obligation, to itself and CARICOM partners, for
pressing ahead with the challenge to make a reality of
its capacity to be a primary, if not THE major source of
production of the food and beverages Caribbean people
regularly consume, but a lot of which continue to be im-

Food security is supposed to be a central feature of
CARICOM's.integrated regional agriculture development
programme for which President Bharrat Jagdeo has
lead portfolio responsibility among the community's
Heads of Government.
Currently in Russia, where his discussions could
extend to aid and investment for energy and mining
projects, President Jagdeo would be expected to update
his CARICOM colleagues on the status of the regional
integrated agriculture development strategy when they
meet next month in St Vincent and the Grenadines.


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issues for CARICOM

St Vincent summit

- New governance, air transport, integrated production in view

THREE critical issues of im-
portance to the Caribbean
Community will be on the
agenda for next month's
meeting of CARICOM Heads
of Government in St Vincent
and the Grenadines, sched-


uled for February 12-14 in
They are:
** A new and more relevant
form of governance of the 34-
year-old community with spe-
cial focus on establishment of
that elusive factor of a high-level
mechanism empowered with ex-
ecutive authority.
The governance discussion
by the community leaders will
be based on the report of a
technical Working Group
(TWG) headed by Dr. Vaughan
Lewis. former Director General
of the OECS Secretariat, and en-
titled "Managing Mature Re-

gionalism (Regional Governance
in the Caribbean Community).
Linked to the proposed
new modalities of governance
would be determining the future
functioning of what has largely
been a moribund Assembly of
Caribbean Community Parlia-
mentarians (ACCP) that was
created in 1994 as a deliberative
forum for generating and deep-
ening interest in the policies,
programmes and functioning of
CARICOM and fostering com-
mitment to the concept of "one
Caribbean, one people".
** Secondly, there is to be
a special session of the meeting
devoted to "regional integrated
production" in the context of
achieving the goals of a common
economic space with the emerg-
ing CARICOM Single Market
and Economy (CSME).
The foundation for this ap-
proach is located in what's un-
officially referred to as the
"Girvan Paper" a study con-
ducted by Dr. Norman Girvan,
former Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean States.
** The third agenda issue,
which is of immediate impor-
tance to the travelling public, re-
lates to the current problems
and future of regional air trans-
Discussions on this topic
will take place against the back-
drop of current anxieties over ex-
pected rise in airfares on intra-
regional routes and the
downsizing, which has begun, of
the workforce with the sched-
uled February 1 inauguration of
"LIAT, Star of the Caribbean"

- the new entity spawned
by the commercial alliance
of LIAT and Caribbean Star.
A new dimension to the un-
folding LIAT/Caribbean Star
merger or commercial alliance,
expected to surface at the Inter-

Sesional Meeting, is a proposal
- currently in its formative
stage for a mutually satisfac-
tory cooperation agreement
with Trinidad and Tobago's new
Caribbean Airlines which re-
placed BWIA at the beginning of
this year.
How to avoid unnecessary
competition on intra-regional
routes that had greatly contrib-
uted to the heavy losses incurred
by both LIAT and Caribbean
Star, and also a contributory
factor in the closure of BWIA
- now replaced by Caribbean
Airlines will be a central fo-
cus for any discussion on re-
gional air transportation.

In a community with a
number of national economies
that are heavily dependent on
tourism, it remains one of the

distressing realities of our re-
gional integration experience
that some 33 years after
CARICOM was inaugurated,
we remain vulnerable to the
policies and operations of for-
eign airlines.
Nor, it seems, is there a
willingness to pursue any se-
rious initiative for
harmonisation of arrange-
ments in the operations of
regional airlines that could re-
sult in the realisation of that
often alluded to, but still
very elusive goal of a single
regional airline serving our
It is an issue that had en-
gaged the William Demas-led
Group of Experts that pro-
duced the 1981 report on "The


Caribbean Community in the
1980s" and further examined
with recommendations from the
Shridath Ramphal-led 1972
West Indian Commission.
Other agenda issues for the
Kingstown Inter-Sessional will

include the criminal rampage
that continues to deeply affect
a number of CARICOM juris-
dictions, including this country,
and how the region's govern-

ments and law enforcement
agencies could more effectively
coordinate their responses to
the epidemic.
The latest, and possibly
final regional update on secu-
rity and other arrangements
for the hosting by nine
CARICOM states of Cricket
World Cup will, of course, be
on the agenda for the Inter-
Following a briefing
meeting he had last Wednes-
day in Kingstown with the
Community's Secretary Gen-
eral Edwin Carrington, I asked
current CARICOM Chair-
man and host for the Inter-
Sessional Meeting, Dr. Ralph
Gonsalves, what were his ex-
His quick response was "I
am looking forward to positive
decisions on all fronts". He
stressed that he and his coun-
terpart colleagues were "fully
aware" of the need to maintain
a forward march towards
realisation of the CSME.

Armed with the report from
the Lewis-led technical group
and the "Girvan paper" -
which he described as "historic
documents" Gonsalves said
that "at a minimum, I am hop-
ing that we could advance our
deliberations on the governance
issue sufficiently to achieve
finalisation when we meet in
July in Barbados for our regu-
lar annual summit..."
Further, that the consensus
to be sought in discussion
on the so-called "Girvan paper"
on regional integration, would
contend with the vital nexus of
trade and production integra-
tion, including practical linkages
with energy, air and sea trans-
portation, while fully conscious
also of the implications for trade
with the U.S. since this year will
bring closure to the special
concessions the community has
enjoyed under the United States
Caribbean Basin Initiative
United States-CARICOM
trade, economic and cultural re-

lations are scheduled to be re-
viewed at a meeting of the
community's Foreign Ministers
being planned for May in Belize.
Recommendations from
that meeting will be for-
warded to CARICOM lead-
ers ahead of the coming June
19-21 U.S./Caribbean Con-
ference in Washington.
The Washington conference
is being organised to coincide
with extended activities being
planned for "Caribbean-Ameri-
can Heritage Month" with the
intention of, among other con-
siderations, fostering a more
structured relationship between
the Caribbean diaspora in the
Security and anti-terror-
ism cooperation discussion at
the Washington Conference
would extend to the Greater
Caribbean and, in this con-
text CARICOM's ongoing
good relations with Cuba,
Venezuela and the Domini-
can Republic are expected to

ie 6 & 27 p65

f A'A

YO DREAD what you doing
sitting by the roadside, look-
ing so lost and with an empty
calabash in front of you?
Come on, mv blood, things
can't be that bad, especially since
I didn't hear that VAT apply to
anything related to ital for Rastas.
Everything you need to fill a cala-
bash at meal time is either VAT
exempt or zero-rated, bro, and
you can't complain about chicken
and other meat prices.
So, why the long face,
hands under chin and you prop-
ping sorrow and an empty cala-
You starting up a newspa-
per and you want to call it the
'Calabash Times' and you run-
ning into hard times?
Look, bro. A lot of people
got a lot of serious things on
their minds right now.
Who not getting their hair
and whatever else knotted over
casinos; getting into a frenzy
over VAT and all that.
And if it's not VAT this, it's
VAT that. You know the pro-

fessional Guyanese protesters -
they will always find something
to kick up a fuss about. Any-
thing to stay in the limelight.
So, let's stop this joking
about you and the 'Calabash
Times'. What's the problem?
All right, I promise I won't
roll over and laugh. dread. You
and I are blood and your ache
is my ache.
So. let's hear it.
You are hoping to play on
the President's sympathies and
get him to help you out big
How? And how can you
sitting in front of an empty cala-
bash help your cause'? I know
the President and he's not a man
you can fool easily.
What's that? You taking a
calabash leaf from the book of
another newspaper that's al-
ready well established but which
is looking for some serious help?
Look Rasta. Make some
sense, please. You spinning my
Let me hear your reasoning.

You \ant to start a news-
paper for your constituents and
you must have advertisements
to make it a viable and commer-
cial venture; in other swords you
want to go into business to make
Nothing wrong with that.
once you do your market sur-
veys and lobby those you know
would want to back you so that
they too can get a piece of the
action from the people you are
hoping would buy and read
your 'Calabash Times'.
That sounds like a nice.
catchy name for a new newspa-
per and it should catch on once
you have the right blend of
news and other ingredients that
would make a good newspaper.
You know it's like getting
just the right ital to make your
calabash sizzle and zing. The
recipe and the mixture and the
timing and the blend get them
all right and nothing can go
wrong with your 'Calabash
So, why the empty calabash

and the long face, bhro?
The President is not taking
you on? He's ignoring you?
li en though you get thelm boys
in Jamaica, in Barbados,
Trinidad and other places to
lobby on your behalf?
What did he tell you? It's
purely a matter of money and
nothing to do with trying to
prevent you from reaching your
audience. your constituents?
He told you have the free-
dom to print whatever you
want and to complain to who-
ever you want. but the govern-
ment has the freedom to decide
where to put its advertisements
and you cannot claim any spe-
cial privileges, even if you plan
to be the biggest and best 'Cala-
bash Times'?
Sounds fair enough to me,
So. what's the problem?
You have a constitutional
right to get a certain percentage
of ads from the government for
yourself and the 'Calabash

*' ti
-, .. '
-- '.

Look, my dread, I :orr) but
I got to run.
1 just got a text message on
my cell phone some people
want to discuss placing some

ads with us and if I don't rush,
somebody else may grab the
slice of cake.
You know how it is, blood.
In the more time.

Police in thugs

THEY came in a convoy of
unmarked cars, wearing
street clothes and menacing
and hostile looks on their
Some spread out in the
yard while a couple others went
in search of a man called Inshan
Ishmael, now taken from his
house and thrown into a car.
Friends and relatives who
were moments earlier enjoying
a barbecue and the usual Trini
ole talk with him, raised an
alarm that Ishmael was being
kidnapped and quickly began
forming a human barricade,
some using their cars to block
the road.
Ishmael, a slightly built,
wiry Trinidadian man, was
naturally scared after being
pushed into a car by a bunch
of thugs, who claimed they
were police.
Put Ishmael knowing fully
well these days you can't tell
who is police from thief,
wanted identification that the
men were indeed who they say
they were. He was then reluc-
tantly shown a police ID.
Concerned friends and rela-
tives loudly protesting his ar-
rest were told by the police
that if they wanted, they could
follow them to the Port of
Spain Criminal Investigations
The police convoy 'xilth
their 'dangerous criminal''
Ishmael drove towards the Pri-
ority Bus Route used exclu-
sively for mini-buses that paid
to drive on the Iraffic-frec road
and by government. security
and other high-ranking officials
'in the'dountry -'it l(p speed.
going through red ligfts,'icford-

ing to newspapers interviews I s
with witnesses out- that wi
manoeuvring those who were down
following the unmarked police support
cars. cause
Friends and relatives who of abu
eventually made it to the Port by the
of Spain CID were told by sur- timidat
prised officers there that Inshan the boy
Ishmael was not brought to On(
their station...and so the games was e\
continued. several
In custody of the police at Ishmae
another station, Ishmael was lous ch
made to strip bare of his clothes. and ev
Naked, he was ordered to squat the coi
on the floor by police officers Bu
in the room. seems
Police told one of Ishmael's ing a
lawyers that he was arrested nect th
under the anti-terrorism act Hi
which allowed them to detain "Breal
him for up to 36 hours for sus- down 1
pected breach of the law. bus Co
Hours later next day, police oppres
charged Ishmael under an archaic Authoi
law that was probably passed action
in the 13th century with distrib- three
uting a pamphlet without hav- tional
ing the name of the printers or program
the individual or organisation re- Fa
sponsible for its printing adver- fore tI
tised on it. Commi
"WHAT A JOKE" was sues a
the very apt front page headline that thi
of the Express newspaper on imerou
Friday in response to the high- scclor
handedness of the police anti-cli- plans
maxing into a frivolous charge. "greal
By now. some of you BIa
would know that Ishmael, who all hin
owns and operates the Islamic "looki
Broadcasting Network (IBN), is ant" a
the man who called on busi- action
nesses in Trinidad and Tohan,, Iiiom (
to close their doors on 'Tiir- sni n
day and Friday to demonstrate ca inii
'di satisfaction with the poor of- leaders
ficiiuaresponseoto violent crime. ,'

suspect that
ere not plan
on Thursday
ting the nati
of what clem
se and misu
police to h
te Ishmael o
'ycott call.
n Friday, th
'en more pi
I parts of thl
:l's arrest at
large against
en numbed p
.t the plot ag
to have bee:
few weeks
.e dots. if yo
s televis
king Barrier
by cable pro
sive Telecor
rity claimed
based on cot
persons regi
)le contei
st-forward t
he shutdown
nissioner Tr
media states
e police had
s" calls fron
ahiout th
which were
ad-John Paul
, officers I
ut lo iiinyS
nd llke ithle
. Wow! stu
Com ii.iissiol
. i" Ull ;llls


t businesses wrong with this picture. Why
ning to shut would this police commissioner.
Vy. ended up who has been reduced to beg-
ional call be- going criminal. and pleading with
early is a case kidnappers, go after a simple-
use of power ton like Ishmael when dozens
arass and in- of murders remain unsolved, in-
on the eve of eluding the brazen execution last
week of a woman police officer.
le shutdown her husband, her daughter and
pronounced in a friend?
le country as Was Paul given orders by
nd the frivo- the ruling political directorate in
t him angered the country, or was he acting on
people across his own to win favours from the
ruling party whose poor record
ainst Ishmael on national security will be put
n in the mak- to the test when it goes into
before. Con- general elections this year'?
)u may. Did Commissioner Paul
sion show misread the mood of the coun-
rs" was shut try even the so-called business
vider Colum- people who complained to him
ons after the when he thought he could
mnunications score some much needed confi-
it was taking dence-booster points from the
mplaints from population when he went after
arding 'ques- Ishmael?
-it' on his How come Ishmael, whose
only 'crime' is crilicising the po-
two days be- lice and the government like
,n Police hundreds of thousands of us -
evor Paul is- lor their ineptilude in control-
nent claiming ling crime, is targeted while
received "nu- criminals roam the streets, free
1 the business to do as they please?
c shutdown And how come, Inally oth-
causing them ers Ihave siiged protest anti-
criitne deil;o'taitions arnd havse
I lhel ordered oii l o It !. i t l, I..' \ h 't ltI
o be oil llic po(ic s'rv: .'

I'r iaul, this
"ic o it'n lni y

{ ; di,, v, a .,1i;u W ,'c "
rent t''', I, m a i U
I 'ii, ; i ,! iii i , i ,! i ,

Il 'i .; i >-
{" ''',, i' I '' 7 ,*' ,

Even police officers them-
selves were engaged in an illegal
protest march around the parlia-
ment. No one harassed or ar-
rested them. There are other ex-
amples, too numerous to men-
Some are already saying that
police went after Ishmael hbe-
cause he's East Indian and anr
East Indian with a big mouth to
bool! A lethal combination!
BC Pires, a white columnist
writing in the Trinidad Express
on Friday about his concerns of
the police action described
Ishmacl as a "bad-enough negro-
and "Inshan Mandela" to illus-
trate his point that other people
were also making.
I don't know what Ishntael's
poiiics is; 1 really don't care. but
I amn seriously concerned about
thie apparent c.oceied plot to
i.nce his 5 ic' a a 'liiiktcistleI
tb shuii t;- o N '\\ his
ro 'aInUn- it ;' i:' ;,;;,lu ed .ia c

which I suppose will never,
even come as hedoesn't belong
to the so-called mainstream me-
As for the police, if ever we
needed any evidence of a mis-
use of power, this is it in all its
naked form. from'the Police
Commissioner's office down to
ground zero.
Based on the widespread
condemnation of the police. I
also do fear that whatever little
trust people had in the security
service. that is supposed to
protect and serve is now go-
ing to ebb away quickly.
It has no doubt added to
the frustration and hopeless-
ness of the people who already
feel abandoned to the criminal
elements in the country.
Already, confidence level is
at an all-time low given the raw
fact that police officers have
been hauled before the court on
charges of kidnapping, mur-
ders. bribe-taking and other hei-
nous crimes.
And this has come at a time
when the police are desperately
implementing public relations
gimnunickry in trying to ge the
public to have faith and confi-
dence in them to give informa-
tion on criminal activities in the
What the police did last
week to I .shian Ishmael has
shaken the \ cr\ foundatiions of
our denimocrc\, l. tha or sinmle!C
right to proltes, e cln c'.':, , '
shultdowin oft lith oulnit .,i!
bring the hlic; \ weigh, .
ptoii e dMii i' ;llo ou ltibl '
And h \ .a\ .
in- '.1 icit 'r,.' .n ,' :, : a

e" p.a. e ' .1 "-
i 1 i .. "- ur e t ho"
the p!,lice will '-n i w: |;'.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 '



8 ____________ __ __________. ____---------------------------

Parliament to meet Wednesday

on CWC legislation

PEOPLE'S National Con-
gress Reform (PNCR) leader
Mr. Robert Corbin has agreed
to the convening of Parlia-
ment on Wednesday to facili-
tate the passage of legislation
related to Cricket World Cup
(CWC) 2007, his party said
The decision was taken
when Corbin met President
Bharrat Jagdeo Thursday, the
party said.
A release from the main op-
position party said Corbin was
accompanied by its Chairman,
Mr. Winston Murray and the
implementation of the Value
Added Tax (VAT) was also dis-
After being briefed by the
President on Guyana's prepara-
tions for CWC 2007. Corbin
agreed to the convening of Par-
liament on Wednesday to facili-
tate the passage of legislation
related to CWC 2007 to ensure
that Guyana fulfils its commit-
ments with other CARICOM
countries, the PNCR reported.
Discussions were also held
on VAT. particularly in relations
to those items which the PNCR
had insisted ought to hb zero-
"It should be recalled that
the PNCR had argued both in
and out of Parliament that sev-
eral items which were essential

to the basket of goods used by
the working poor should be
zero-rated. Among those items
are chicken, beef, margarine,
parboiled rice, school uniforin.
tooth paste, soap. matches." the
party said.
Based on his discussions
with President Jagdeo, Corbin


said he was satisfied that most
of these items w ill be included
on the list to be published by
the government.
The PNCR said its leader
also told the President that
since workers had already suf-


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Interested persons are hereby invited to submit tenders
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Manager at the above address by 16:00hrs on Friday 2nd.
February, 2007.

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lowest tender.

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feared hardship for the month of
January, "as a result of the dras-
tic rise in the cost of living from
the botched implementation of
VAT", the government should
still consider his proposal made
on Tuesday last for a payout of
one month's salary to all public

servants as a cost of living al-
Representation was made
for the income tax threshold
to be raised or an urgent re-
view of the income tax system
to give relief to the burden
placed on the working poor,
and the increase in wages
and salaries for public ser-
vants for 2007 to take into ac-
count the effects of the imple-
mentation of VAT, it said.

Casino bill linked...
(From page three)
which are located side by side, will be ready.
The government has already advanced monies to the two
hotels as guarantee for the rooms.
Buddy's. a US$8M-10M investment by the Shivraj Group.
is slated for opening mid net month.
Mr. Jagdeo lashed out at those who claimed that the gov-
ernment was "godless" it pushing the casino legislation, stating
that his co\x rnment has utmost respect for the views of the
religious community.
HIowever, he said Guyana is a secular state and therefore
religious and other considerations have to be put aside in mak-
ing policies for the overall good of the country.
He1 said what was important is job creation, noting that the
nutjor hotel projects will satisfy this need. He ,aid that between
Buddy's and Casique. 350 Guyanese will be employed.
The President indicated that prolonged discussions with the
religious conmmnit w\x would not have generated a different opin-
ion. since the scripture of the vanous religions are against gam-
Mr. Jagdeo noted thlt the restrictions that come with the
acquisition of a casino operating licence would ensure that the
members of any of the religious organizations in Guyana are
involved, since the cas;"os would not be op,'n to locals.
Regarding the fears that casinos can spur money launder-
ing, he said that nmonec laundering could come about by any
means. but the gaming authority, that would have to be set up
before any casino licence is, grand will ensure strict controls.
Further, he stated that new money laundering legislation will
soon bhe introduced in the National Assembl;.
Mr. Jagdeo said he was convinced that in all the argu-
ments about the legislation, "the truth got lost."

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Issues of Sexual Assult & C;.(
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(Reuters) Democratic Sen.
Hillary Rodhanm Clinton
drew big crowds and loud
cheers yesterday during her
first visit to Iowa as a presi-
dential contender, defending
her votes on Iraq and saying
it was "about time" for a
woman president.
In the state that holds the
first contest in the 2008 presi-
dential nomination battle, the
former first lady said she
thought Americans were ready
for a woman in the Oval Office.
"It's about time. if not past
time. we had a woman president,"
she told an enthusiastic and over-
flow crowd of 1,500 Iowa Demo-
crats jammed into a high school
gymnasium in Des Moines.
While some might wonder
whether U.S. voters will elect a
woman. she said, "I don't think
we'll know until we try, and I'mi
going to try."
Earlier. at a meeting with
state Democratic Party officials,
she was asked about her 2002
vote to authorise the U.S.-led in-
vasion of Iraq. The New York
senator., now a war critic, has been
criticised for being slox to turn
against the conflict and for her
hesitance to renounce her vote.
"I've taken responsibility
for my vote. but there are no do-
overs in life. I wish there were. I
acted on the best judgment I had
at the time." she said. "The
president took my vote and oth-
ers' votes and basically misused
the authority we ga\c him."
The trip was Clinton's first
to Iowa since November 2003.
when she hosted the state
Democratic Party's annual fund-
raising dinner featuring the can-

didates battling for the 2004
presidential nomination.
While other candidates havx
visited Iowa and courted loca
activists and party leaders foi
the last two years, Clintor
stayed away from the state tc
stem speculation about her presi.
dential ambitions in the midst o:
her Senate re-election campaign.
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the race last weekend with
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field of eight Democratic con
tenders in national public opin
ion polls, polls in Iowa shove
her trailing 2004 vice president
tial nominee John Edwards.
Some recent polls also havx
shown her behind or running,
even with two other Democratit
rivals in Iowa, Sen. Baracl
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Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.
Clinton advisors say shi
will begin to make up ground o01
the others once loans, who an
used to getting plenty of tim,
with presidential candidates, gc
a chance to see her.
"I will be here over and ove
again trying to meet with a.
many people as possible," shk
told supporters in De,', Moines
where officials had to open u!
an overflow room to accommo
date the crowd.
She took questions during
the Des Moines event. almost
all of which were friendly an.
offered praise for her.
At the state party meet
ing, however, she was press(
about her stance on the wa!
and the chance of success ii
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to send more troops to Iraq.

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UNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 9

socialist ideology takes

new roots in South America

EVEN though socialist parties
ave led many of the South
American governments for
,he past decade and a half,
one of their leaders ever in-
icated any intention to build
socialism in their respective
But this position changed
earlier this month when Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez announced
that as his firm intention for
Venezuela. With his close allies
also aiming at the same direc-
ion, it is obvious that socialism
is now taking new roots on the
South American continent.
The leftist political trend in
Latin America, and "more par-
ticularly on the South American
continent, became pronounced in
the 1990s with socialist-ori-
-nted parties winning power in
free and fair elections after a
long period of right-wing dicta-
torships in many of the coun-
However, there was no con-
certed rush to implant socialist
programmes, and to a large ex-
tent, these leftist governments
applied post-Cold War World
Bank-IMF free market policies
known as the Washington con-
sensus. These included
privatization of state enter-
prises, tax reforms and the en-
couragement of foreign invest-
ment. The aim was to improve
efficiency in governance and
economic management.
By applying this economic
model since the start of the
1990s, there was a rush to
rivatize and many sluggish
state enterprises were gobbled
up by local and foreign inves-
tors. But even though the Wash-
ington consensus was accepted
as part of general economic re-
forms, some important state-
owned businesses were never
sold off. According to the World
Bank, state-owned enterprises

currently account for about 10
per cent of Latin America's
GDP and 5 per cent of formal
With the resurgence of de-
mocracy from the 1990s,
people saw a silver lining and
expected rapid development,
hoping that benefits would ac-
crue to them almost immedi-
ately. But to a large extent, that
has not happened. And now
more and more, they are de-
manding that their leaders spur
effective change.
Faced with this situation,
the new leaders, with their sup-
port rooted among the poor
masses, have begun to re-orient
their countries' economies with
increased emphasis placed on
social programmes. And so,
countries like Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Guyana and Uruguay
have modified the Washington
consensus model in order to deal
with the problems of poverty
affecting them.
But the pace of economic
and social development has not
been as fast as people expected,
and so some administrations
feel that with popular support
behind them (as in Venezuela,
Bolivia and Ecuador), socialist
programmes should be resusci-
tated to rectify the problems
which the free market economy
could not solve.
Evidently, privatization has
spurred modernization, but crit-
ics across the continent com-
plain that the fortunes reaped
have been squandered and the
buyers failed to make new in-
vestments in the various coun-
tries. And even though it has
also helped to promote eco-
nomic growth, not all the priva-
tized enterprises have shown
success. Some have collapsed
from bankruptcy and even mis-
management, while others have
been re-sold to new investors

for stupendous profits.
Faced with this situation,
some governments are deciding
to re-nationalize or to take ma-
jority shares in some of the
privatized enterprises.
President Morales has al-
ready done that with the Boliv-
ian gas industry, and more re-
cently, President Chavez an-
nounced that his government
would nationalize the electricity
and telecommunications sec-
tors. This announcement caused
an immediate selling off on the
New York Stock Exchange of
shares in the telecommunication
enterprise, but the situation
quickly stabilized after the gov-
ernment announced it would ne-
gotiate fair market prices for the
Currently, Venezuela re-
mains a vibrant capitalist
economy. But with nationaliza-
tion and state majority in some
key industries, including petro-
leum. the government is push-
ing for a mixed economy in-
volving the private sector, the
state, and producers' coopera-
tives especially in the rural ar-
In the general definition of
socialist ideology, nationaliza-
tion is regarded as one of its
main economic base factors. But
both Presidents Chavez and
Morales also see nationalization
as essential to national pride and

The "socialism" for Ven-
ezuela has not yet been defined.
but President Chavez describes
it as "twenty-first century so-
cialism". There is no mention of
Marxism-Leninism, even though
Chavez has stated that people
must read Marx and Lenin to
understand what socialist ideol-
ogy means.




The Ministry of Health is hereby advising the general public that all
Healthcare facilities operated by the Government are FREE of cost.

The Ministry has received numerous reports that residents in Region Six-
East Berbice / Corentyne are charged exorbitant fees for healthcare
services, especially Eye Care.

If you have paid for services or if payment is demanded by any Medical
Practitioner/ Doctor or any Healthcare Worker attached to the Ministry of
Health, please report this matter promptly to Diretor, Regional Health
Services on telephone numbers 225-2420/225-1638 or email
director_rhsd@ah oo. corn.

All reports received will be strictly confidential and every effort will
be made to promptly and thoroughly investigate matters, according to
the Laws of Guyana.

Bheri S Ramsarran
Minister in the Ministry of Health

A clearer view emerged on
January 18 when Chavez ex-
plained in Rio de Janeiro, where
he was attending the Mercosur
summit, that his vision of
"twenty-first century social-
ism" is different to the failed
Soviet model which he said was
unsuccessful because it was not
democratic and did not give
power to the people. He added:
"In a democracy, in an authen-
tic socialism, power.must be
given to the people. We have to
construct a truly socialist model
that does not copy models from
other countries."
This statement is significant
since Chavez's opponents vocif-
erously claim that he wants to
set up a Cuban-type of social-
ism in Venezuela.
Across the Andes, the new
Ecuadorian President Rafael
Correa has also announced his
intention to introduce a social-
ist programme. He plans to call


a national referendum to support
the re-writing of the nation's
constitution aimed at reducing.
the power of political parties
and giving more power to the
average citizen.
He intends to increase the
state's control over the
economy, especially the banking
system, and to expand the
state's role in oil production. He
is also critical of free market
policies which he says has failed
to improve the lives of his
people, and has rejected a free-
trade agreement with the U.S.
saying it will hurt Ecuadorian
In his inaugural address on
January 15 he said the conse-
quences of twenty years of the
Washington consensus policies
have been disastrous. Announc-
ing the possibility of debt can-
cellation, he explained that the
funds for repayment could be
better spent on social services.
Debt repayment. he added, has
seriously hampered the growth
of the domestic economy, with
65 per cent of Ecuadorians liv-
ing in poverty.
This view on the debt ques-
tion has long been expressed by
President Bharrat Jagdeo of
Guyana who has been in the
forefront in campaigning for
debt relief for the world's highly
indebted poor countries.
How will this resurging so-
cialism in Venezuela and else-
where in South America be pur-
sued? The trend, it seems, will
be the pragmatic fashioning of
a "mixed" economy with a co-
existence of both private and
state sectors working side by

side through an evolving form of
No political leader wants to
revert his/her administration to
that of the problem-laden social-
ist political system which faced
severe confrontation political
and economic during the Cold
War years.
To be fair, the pro-socialist
administrations of the past
failed for one reason or the other.
In some cases, they were not
rooted in democracy and had
little popular support. In oth-
ers, Cold War pressures, desta-
bilization, and covert and overt
opposition from the West re-
moved or overthrew democratic
socialist governments as in pre-
independent Guyana in 1962-64
and Chile in 1973.
Currently, socialist countries
like China and Vietnam are now
mixing their economies with
market-oriented production and
trade links and are making sig-
nificant economic progress.
Maybe, this is the direction that
the socialist leaders in the South
American region may be exam-
ining as they develop their own
political and economic strate-
Meanwhile, as the glow of
socialism spreads through the
Venezuelan llanos and across the
Andes, more and more voices
are sounding from the grassroots
in support of the ideology. Ac-
cording to public opinion polls,
the majority of Venezuelans
want a socialist system but not
an implantation of the Cuban
system in their country. The
critics of the free-market reforms
also emphasize that capitalist
polices have been in operation
in the region for centuries, in
many cases uninterrupted, but
have failed to alleviate the eco-
nomic plight of a vast section of
the population.
Recognising this situation,
the Venezuelan government has
(Please turn to page 10)




The Ministry of Health is pleased to inform residents in Berbice that Miracle
Mission is returning there in February 2007.

Miracle Mission is a Guyana-Cuba Project to screen Guyanese in all parts of
the country for eye diseases. Patients needing surgery for cataract and other
eye diseases will be sent to Cuba.

The Schedule is as follows:

Venue Date
New Amsterdam February 05, 2007
Port Mourant February 06, 2007
Qlaldon February 07 & 08, 2007

Mibicuri Hospital, Black eouy 10, 2007

Bush Polder

For further information please contact Regional Health Services on
Telephone Numbers 225-2420 or 225-1638.

Bheri S Ramsarran
- -lo Ministrvy of Health

M minister 1 1, ,,I.....

" n

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

IT MUST be a tough job be-
ing an Ambassador for the
United States in these times
when virtually every govern-
ment in the world, with the
exception of Israel, feels that
it is a phenomenal error for
the U.S. government to try to
commit 21,500 more troops to
It must be even tougher to
be a U.S. Ambassador to small
countries who are convinced
that the U.S. should not have
ventured into Iraq at all unless
it had done so as part of a
United Nations force with the
full authority of the UN Secu-
rity Council, and who believe
that the continued U.S. military
presence to prop up a dubi-
ously installed (and clearly
spiteful) government will fur-
ther turn the country into a caul-
dron of violence and blood.
It must be especially tough
to be a U.S. Ambassador in a
week when the Democratic
members of the U.S. Senate For-
eign Relations Committee op-
posed President Bush's "new
way forward" in Iraq, and the
majority of the Senate, includ-
ing many Republicans, was
showing signs of deep disagree-
ment with the administration
over Iraq.
And, it must be especially
tough to be a U.S. Ambassador
when every international human
rights organisation, the govern-
ments of the European Union,
and a host of others have de-
cried the denial of rights to ap-
proximately 400 persons held
prisoner at Guantanamo Bay

with charges brought against
only 10 of them.
But, it must be exception-
ally tough to be a U.S. Ambas-
sador advocating respect for
human rights in the same week
that the British Broadcasting
Service (BBC) released the
findings of a poll which it
commissioned from the Pro-
gram on International Policy
Attitudes at the University of
Maryland. The poll, con-
ducted in 25 countries,
showed that 73 per cent of the
persons polled disapprove of
tie Iraq war while 67 per cent
disapprove of the way the
United States has treated ter-
rbr suspects detained at
Quantinamo Bay.
Being in tough situations on
behalf of your government
comes with the territory for ev-
ery Ambassador.
So, one has to admire the
present U.S. Ambassador to
Barbados and the Eastern Car-
ibbean, Mary Orismam, for her
sense of duty to her government
when, in the same week that all
of this was happening, she de-
livered the message to Carib-
bean leaders to speak out for
freedom in Cuba, and then went
on to tell them that, in relation
of Venezuela's President, Hugo
Chavez, "my mother told me as
a child that you are known by
the company you keep".
Ambassador Orismam made
this statement while presenting
her credentials to the President
of Dominica, Nicholas
On occasions when an Am-
bassador presents credentials to
a Head of State, particularly a
non-executive one such as Mr.
Liverpool, no contentious re-

sponse is made to any state-
ment made by the Envoy. But,
if one were to be made to this
particular statement, it may have
gone as follows:
Caribbean leaders are well
aware that for 45 years, the
United States has enforced' an
embargo against Cuba and has
repeatedly sponsored forms of
intervention and destabilisation
in the country. They also
recognize that the present U.S.
administration is spending $80
million a year on promoting dis-
sent within Cuba and on propa-
ganda directed at Cuba. :No
other country in the world has
had to suffer such callous
behaviour from another; Cuba is
an abnormal place, made so by
the abnormal treatment it' has
been forced to endure from suc-
cessive U.S. governments even
against the wishes of the major-
ity of people of the United
In this connection, Carib-
bean countries and their leaders
recognize that, as long as the
U.S. continues both its embargo
and the deliberate funding of
dissent in Cuba, the people of
Cuba are restrained from living
in freedom with all the respon-
sibilities, obligations and enjoy-
ments that such freedom would
bring. When a U.S. government
decides to listen to its own Con-
gressmen and the Governors of
several states in the mid-West
who want to do business in
Cuba, and turn away from pan-
dering to the pressure of the
groups of Cuban-American ex-

iles as part of its Presidential
election process, and to
normalise its relations with
Cuba, Caribbean leaders will be
in a better position to call pub-
licly for normalcy in Cuba, in-
cluding the institutionalisation
of freedom.
It would also help if the
U.S. were to close down the
atrocity to freedom that
Gupntanamo Bay has become.
; And, as for Venezuela, Car-
ibbean leaders keep company
with democratically-elected gov-
ernments the world over, even
when the winner of an election
has to be established by a court.
Thus, the Caribbean maintains

its relations with Venezuela as
it does with the United States
and other countries, recognizing
always that leaders and govern-

- A tough task

Socialist ideology takes new ...

(From page nine)

already set up its anti-poverty
programmes the Bolivarian
Missions which have brought
health, education, housing and
basic food products to
Venezuela's poor as never be-
But, anti-socialist political
groups in South America are al-
ready expressing the old Cold
War fear of this socialist resur-
gence in the region, and even
claiming that the democratically
elected "socialist" leaders, by
promoting this ideology, are ex-
posing their "totalitarian and
dictatorial" tendencies!
Significantly, this fear of so-
cialism drew the wrath of the
United States against the Cheddi

Jagan government in pre-inde-
pendent Guyana in the early
1960s. As a loyal ally of the
United States at that period,
Venezuela was used as a willing
tool to apply imperialist pres-
sure and destabilize Jagan's gov-
ernment by resuscitating a claim
to Guyana's western Essequibo
Interestingly, Jeronimo
Carrera, Chairman of the Com-
munist Party of Venezuela
which is part of the govern-
ment alliance, wrote on Sep-
tember 3, 2006 in the Caracas
weekly La Raz6n that Venezu-
ela formed part of strong impe-
rialist pressures against Guyana
in the early 1960s, but now
with the Venezuelan govern-
ment being firmly anti-imperi-

alist, "it is my opinion that a
decisi e step of the present
Bohlarian foreign policy spon-
sored by President Hugo
Chavez would be to eliminate
definitively that absurd claim
Such an acnon would free us of
a ghost and open the door to a
real and beneficial approach to
the entire English-speaking
Caribbean region."
Since anti-imperialism i,
also a crucial tenet of socialism,
Guyanese surely hope that
these noble words are heeded.
Guyana must not be held hos-
tage because of past impernalist
(The writer is Guyana's
ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)


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

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, procurementI and general
Knowledge of national legislation on labour law, taxation iand general
matters, and good supervisory skills and training abilities. '
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of
the other language.
Very good knowld,, "4'
Very good know oinputer software packages and information

Annual Salary : G$ 3,602,867 Guyana dollars (net of taxes).
Six-week paid vacation a year.
Excellent pension plan and health insurance.

This is a national post and is only available for citizens of Guyana or permanent
residents of Guyana. Qualified candidates should apply on line through our website at under Job Opportnifies, Vacancies. (Vacancy number:
PABMAl///TFIT5). All applicanti s mi plyonli aes-obecomiDnrd **"-'
CIaiAlkew 11f 9 February 20poson.
S'....MS position.




Applications are invited from suitably persons to fill the position of
Civil Engineering Technician.

Applicant will be responsible for the following:
> Prepare designs, technical specifications and estimates
Supervision of Projects
> Prepare Tender Documents
> Evaluate tenders and make recommendations as to the
award of contracts
> Prepare and administer contracts for civil works
> And other related duties

> Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of
Guyana of Guyana or any other accredited University
> City & Guilds Higher Technician Diploma in Construction

Applicant must have three (3) years working experience in road and
building construction.

Salary and fringe benefits negotiable.

Applications along with curriculum vitae must be forwarded no later
than Friday, February 16, 2007 to: The Chairman, The Sugar Industry
Labour Welfare Fund Committee, 87 Duke & Barrack Str,'.
Kingston, Georgetown.. ... ,


ments come and go, but coun-
tries endure.
It has also not bypassed the
attention of Caribbean leaders
that the United States and Ven-
ezuela has the closest economic
relationship. The United States is
the biggest purchaser of Venezu-
elan petroleum and Venezuela is
among the four biggest suppliers
of petroleum to the U.S. The two
countries keep close company
and as the Ambassador's mother
told her as a child, they are judged
by that company.
But, the occasion at which
Ambassadors present creden-
tials is not one at which re-
sponses are given to state-
ments particularly ones
that are delivered in the line
of duty. (Responses to:




Delivering the U.S. Government's message

' SUNDAY CHRONICLE'drtfly 28(.2007


The Church and taxation

By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

NOBODY likes to pay taxes.
At least I have never met a
Guyanese who likes paying
The less you earn, the
harder it is to make ends meet
after taxes. The more you earn,
the greater the bite the tax man
takes out of your pay cheque.
But taxes are an economic
and social necessity. God has
authorised government to collect
taxes, and he has commanded
Christians to pay them.

Hold on! Before you sign
me off, let me explain.
When the Pharisees tried to
trap Jesus with their questions,
they asked him, "Is it lawful to
give tribute unto Caesa'. or not?"
Jesus asked to see a coin,
showed them Caesar's image on
the coin, and answered, "Ren-
der unto Caesar the things that
are Caesar's, and unto God the
things that are God's". (Mat-
thew 22:17-21).
Again what we see is the
"two Kingdom concept" in action.
God has given the state certain

authority and has withheld other
authority from the state.
Money is minted by Caesar
(Government) and bears
Caesar's image; therefore taxa-
tion is within Caesar's God-
given jurisdiction. The state has
a right to collect taxes, and
Christians are directed to com-
Lest there be any doubt that
Christians are required to pay
taxes, Paul reiterates in Romans
13:6, "For, for this cause pay
ye tribute also: for they (gov-
ernments) are God's ministers,

Mobile trucks to sell

zero-rated items

THE Agriculture Ministry
yesterday announced that in
collaboration with the
Guyana Marketing Corpora-
tion, it will be sending mobile
trucks to sell supplies of ba-
sic commodities to Berbice
and Linden.
One truck, it said, will be
heading to Tain on the
Corentyne today while another
will be in Bath Settlement on the
West Coast Berbice from 09:00h
The truck with supplies for
Linden will be in that commu-
nity on Tuesday, the ministry
It said these trucks will be

offering zero-rated and exempt
items for sale at competitive
prices to residents following
complaints that the prices on
VAT exempted items escalated
without justification.
Among the items that will be
on sale, it said, are rice, flour, sugar,
oil, split peas and margarine.
The ministry said the move
follows visits to different com-
munities by Agriculture Minis-
ter, Mr. Robert Persaud and
other ministers to assess the
implementation of the Value
Added Tax.
It said the ministry and the
Guyana Marketing Corporation
are sending the trucks after con-

ducting surveys in areas where
it was found that business per-
sons had increased the prices of
zero-rated and exempt items
when there was no reason to do
It is anticipated that the op-
eration of this mobile service
will offer a competitive alterna-
tive for consumers, the ministry
It said it will also be exam-
ining a similar intervention for
the Essequibo Coast.
Adjustments to the VAT
regime are expected to cause
a further drop in food prices
in hinterland communities,
the ministry said.

The Antigua Distillery Limited, a rum and water company based in
Antigua, West Indies, is seeking to recruit qualified persons to fill the
position of Maintenance Manager/Supervisor.

The following qualifications are required:

* Minimum of five (5) CxC passes. Minimum of 3 years experience in a
maintenance management capacity is necessary. Experience in ACCPAC
and Inventory Control Systems is an asset. Ability to understand mechanical
schematics and electrical wiring diagrams. Experience with pneumatics and
hydraulics would be an advantage. Ability to work as part of a team on both
day and night shifts. Proven interpersonal, written, verbal and
communication skills are an asset.

Responsibilities Include:
* Set up and executing preventive/predictive maintenance programs on all
plant equipment and machines. Troubleshooting and repair of machinery
including bottle blowing machines, bottle filling and labeling machines,
conveyor systems, pumps, compressors etc. Ability to thoroughly complete
all work order submissions for assigned tasks. Reporting all occurrences
relating to maintenance as observed in the plant.

Only suitable applicants will be considered.

Interested applicants may submit written applications to:

Plant Manager
The Antigua Distillery Ltd
PO Box 149
St. John's, Antigua
Phone#: 268-464-3838
Fax#: 268-480-3215

attending continually upon this
very thing".
I wish to re-emphasise here
that the responsibility of col-
lecting taxes, according to scrip-
ture, was for the attending to of
the affairs of governance as God
hath determined: that is, for the
preservation of law and order,
social justice, organising society,
and the general promoting of
man's innate social structures
and needs.
Hence, the ultimate purpose
of taxes must be the social and
economical wellbeing of the
Why must we pay taxes?
Because the government needs
money to operate. The Police,
teachers, nurses, doctors, mag-
istrateS," and all of the many
other public servants must be
paid. It costs money to build
and repair roads, schools, hos-
pitals etc. As citizens of both
Kingdoms we, of the Church,
must do our part to support
The issue under consider-
ation, however, is that many of
our people are unduly pres-
sured by the prevailing eco-
nomic hardship, and the current
system of taxation does not
make it any easier.
While it is the Christian's

...nic eI
,if Ew

duty to pay taxes, it is also'the
government's duty to ensure that
the tax burden is not unfair and
repressive, and that the taxpayer's
money is not wasted in irrespon-
sible and unproduc-
tive ways.
Christians also
have a responsibil-
ity to ensure that
they do not pay
more taxes than they
should be paying.
Familiarise your-
selves with the tax
laws and practices;
obtain relevant in-
formation from the
Guyana Revenue
Authority, and act
responsibly in your spending
for goods and services, espe-
cially as it relates to those that
are exempted or zero-rated.
While tax evasion is a crimi-
nal offence and should not be
practiced or encouraged, tax
avoidance is totally honest and
lawful. An individual should pay
what is owing to the govern-
ment. To not do so is evasion.
Tax avoidance, however, is
to familiarise yourself with le-
gitimate tax shelters that are
there, that would prevent you
having to pay unnecessary tax.
Finally, we must be aware
that, as it is the government's right
to demand tax of us, even so it is
our right as citizens, irrespective
of religion or race, to demand of
the government that the system

of taxation be not repressive'and
burdensome, and that the citizens
be the primary beneficiaries of
any taxation system.
While it is true that VAT

is not new to this part of the
world, and Guyana is only
now joining a fraternity of
countries that have imple-
mented VAT, it must also be
seriously considered that the
PAYE system in many of
those countries is not at an as-
tounding thirty-three and a
third per cent (33 1/3%).
I am not an economist, so I
stand corrected, if I am mis-
guided in my layman's judg-
ment. But it would seem to me
that thirty-three and a third,
plus sixteen, is a mighty heavy
load to carry, considering the al-
ready meagre minimum wage of
the average Guyanese.
I pray that God grant wis-
dom and guidance to our
leaders in this matter.

The Ethnic Relations Commission



The Ethnic Relations Commissions under Article 212D of the Constitution has been
mandated to investigate and pronounce upon issues of ethnic relations in Guyana. The
Researchers would be expected to conduct research in the following areas:
* Land distribution;
* Economic opportunities; and
* Award of scholarships

The outcome of this contract will be a comprehensive report identifying existing
activities, processes and procedures used to select eligible persons and comparatively
assess whether or not there has been an equitable approach towards all concerned.

Applicants must have the minimum of a good first degree in the social sciences or
humanities, with at least five years experience in conducting social research.

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
appointment will be made on a three month contract.

Job Description

The main responsibilities for these positions are conducting research throughout
Guyana to determine whether over a five (5) year period there has been equitable
distribution of the above specified services to the different ethnic groups in Guyana.

The following list, even though not exhaustive, covers some of the areas of work
* Preparing an initial work plan and summary of the proposed approach to
delivering the objectives requested.
* Undertaking any other duties pertinent to the research that might be requested
at anytime.
* Providing the Commission with a complete report of their findings,
observations and recommendations three (3) months after the commencement of the

Further details maybe obtained form:

The Ethnic Relations Commission
Lot 66 Peter Rose & Anira Streets
Telephone: 231-6473

Closing date for applications Friday, February 16, 2007.


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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007

Overcrowding triggers

killer bees attacks

- bee

By Shawnel Cudjoe
THE current spate of attacks
by Africanised bees in several
parts of the country, which
has killed at least one person
and two animals so far this
year, is linked to overcrowded
nests, says bee keeping ex-
pert Linden Stewart.
Mr. Stewart, contracted
by the Ministry of Agriculture
to deal with the killer bees,
yesterday took a brief break
from his hectic round of an-
swering distress calls to talk
about what's behind the rising






He explained that during
August to December, bees col-
lect plenty of nectar for the
rainy season, because this is the
time when flowers are blossom-
ing most. During this period, he
added, the Queen Bee produces
an overwhelming number of eggs
to boost the workforce to bring
in nectar.
According to Stewart, when
the rainy season is over, there
is overcrowding in the nests and
Queen Bees are moving around
looking for new homes and are
coming into frequent contact

with humans.
Yesterday, Stewart and his
team had to zip over to
Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo
to remove a hive from a home
there and on Thursday, a swarm
of about 60,000 was removed
from the roof of the Venezuelan
Embassy in Georgetown, he
Also on Thursday morning,
six students of the Zeeburg Sec-
ondary School, West Coast
Demerara were attacked by a
swarm of African bees in the
school around 10:00 h.
An 11-year-old student said
six students, not four, as was
reported in yesterday's issue.
had to be taken to the nearby
Met-en-Meerzorg health centre

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If attacked don't run wildly in the

open; don't 'play dead'; don't jump into

bodies of water; look for shelter in a

house or vehicle or hide in bushes

for treatment. She said the stu-
dents got one injection each and
were sent away. .
Regional Education Officer
in Region Three (West
Demerara/Essequibo Islands)
Mr. Baydewan Rambarran said
the school was closed Thursday
but an experienced bee catcher
removed the nest from the
building and classes resumed

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All transformers carry high voltage connections that will electrocute anyone
who comes into contact with them.

GPL would either de-energize the area or the electricity equipment near the work site.

Rambarran reported that a
similar attack occurred at the
Zeelandia Secondary School,
Wakenaam Island Wednesday
but fortunately, classes had al-
ready ended and the nest there
was also destroyed, allowing
normalcy to be restored the next
Earlier this month, Friend-
ship, East Bank Demerara
farmer Abdool Hamied, 49, was
attacked by the killer bees on his
farm in the same village.
Hamied died while being taken
to the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation.
His son, Tariq, and the six
workers who were also there
when the bees attacked were not
seriously injured.
Stewart said his team vis-
ited the area after they were
summoned by the Ministry of
Agriculture and the men re-
ported that they had just fin-
ished weeding and were raking
up the stuff. However, a vine
on the ground was attached to
the tree where the bees had
their nests and they were dis-
Stewart explained that most
Africanised bees attacks occur
because victims are unaware
they are living in a particular
"When they attack people
it is because they are being dis-

turbed by sounds or vibra-
tions," he said.' He added that
once the bees can detect scent,
they automatically regard the
source as a threat to the Queen.
He said that a person can
die from an Africanised bee at-
tack if he/she is subject to be-
tween 500-1,000 stings -
equivalent to the bite of a rattle
He said Hamied's family
members said they had burnt the
nest. However, Stewart said as
a precautionary measure his
team still visited the area and
found the nest on the ground,
not far from where it had been
In another attack last week,
eight persons in the backlands
and two others, at Bath Settle-
ment, West Coast Berbice, were
hurt and had to be hospitalized
Monday. One of them, Ramdai
Matadin, 62, among a family of
five, was stung in their Centre
Street, Bath yard.
The others were treated and
sent away but she was kept at
Fort Wellington Hospital for
observation before being dis-
charged Thursday.
At Waterloo Street, Bath,
too. Shiroon Phillips, two of her
children, a neighbour and three
others were fishing in a trench
aback of the village when they
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 ,.

Why men can't

(or won't) be faithful

Part Tw

THERE are different societ-
ies with different values for
one reason or another.
In many Islamic countries
(Iran) it is legal to have four
wives. Among Christians (Mor-
mons) it is acceptable to have
several wives. While this is ille-
gal in the United States, few
have been prosecuted because
the women are willing partners.
Some, of course, who have
withdrawn, criticise and even

condemn the practice. The men
argue that such an arrangement
of multiple wives discourages
In some cultures, such as in
North India, there are multiple
husbands polyandry.
The least infidelity is found
among the very religious indi-
viduals. However, it does not
mean that the pandits and min-
isters do not have roving eyes
and bodies. Recall televangelist
Swaggart who cried on televi-
sion and asked for forgiveness
and then did it again. Jun
Baker's ministry collapsed and

he spent time in jail.
Conditions that lend them-
selves to infidelity vary. A com-
mon problem reported by men
is that they are trying to solve
their sex problems.
They have poor or infre-
quent sex. They complain of the
wife being involved with the chil-
dren or her career.
There is the disparity in sex
drives with some individuals.
There are many women with
limited sexual desires and some
do not enjoy sex from a lack of
Women, but especially men,
hide their sex problems because
it is not a manly thing to be
sexually dysfunctional.
Another condition is the
wife or husband getting back at
the spouse a kind of revenge.-
While there are different types
of revenge, sex is a common one.
A wife who, is terminally or
frequently ill can give the male
reason to seek out other women
to meet his needs.
For women sex is no less
important than the man. Chil-
dren rearing and domestic re-
sponsibilities are a setback.
However, pregnancy at mid-life
is not a problem and she is now
free of family responsibilities
and would like to be more sexu-
ally active.
The husband now in mid-
life crisis is seeking to rejuvenate
his sex identity with a younger
woman or secretary. The grey
hair, pot belly are reminders of
his going over the hill. A

younger woman will help recap-
ture his youth.
Greater complications arise
when the affair leads to a depth
of intimacy where the man feels
equally close to more than one
or two women and he does not
want to choose. This may lead
to a split of family and fortunes
Which can be devastating in
many ways.
Further complications
come when there are children
from the affair and the obliga-
tions are open warfare.
Sometimes the affair may
involve a family member, close
or not so close, a friend of the
spouse a not infrequent prob-
lem. In some of these cases liti-
gation is not unusual. Bitterness
can lead to a lifetime of hate and
Men are poor liars gener-
ally and women are more sensi-
tive in dealing with relationships
and better at reading non-verbal
cues. Women do communicate
better. "What a tangled web we
weave when we once try to de-
A self awareness session is
always for individuals to exam-
ine their lies and condition in
the first place and what has
kept the infidelity going. This
will not be easy for men who
are macho or impulsive. There
must be the desire to want to
Women who are often the
victims of such circumstances
need to be more cognizant viz.
to look for signs and nip them
in the bud.
** Do not launch an all out
war head before heart. A se-
rious discussion of conse-

quences may be useful. If you
intend to carry it out, use an ul-
** She could make time to
be more attractive (men like
their women to be sexy).
** Let him know you ap-
preciate him, especially in times
of anxiety (job stress).
** Find time for romantic
moments at home, outing (din-
ner alone, candlelight, etc.)
** Little items such as a
surprise; a candle light dinner, a
new negligee, etc.
** A trial separation may
be useful to pull out and have a
different perspective.
** Talk to a counsellor and
seek family support, his and
** Last resort is to end the
relationship or marriage to end
long term pains now rather
than .later, with a new life -
walk in new lifestyle and adjust-
ment. Be positive.
The problem of affairs in
marriage is ever present. How-
ever, it can be disruptive and
devastating to human lives, not
least for the children.
It is useful to understand
the problem as it exists in
one's own life and to take the
steps to deal with it
promptly, maturely and ra-
As is often the case, an-
ger, revenge and divorce may
not be the answer.




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triggers ...

(From page 12)
were set upon by bees.
Phillips said she nearly
drowned when she attempted
to stay beneath the surface but
swallowed some water. She
was forced to leave the trench,
with bees entangled in her hair
and she was stung on the face,
neck and shoulders.
Two Digicel workers were
earlier this month installing a
tower at Liliendaal, Greater
Georgetown when one of them
stepped on an old truck tyre and
antagonised a'nest of about
80,000 bees. Two persons, one
of the employees, and a
neighbour were stung and were
treated at a hospital. Two of the
neighbour's dogs were killed in
that attack.
Stewart said the following
day, his team was again sum-
moned to Liliendaal to remove
another nest from a tree after
bees attacked workers but no
one was injured.
Around October last year,
officers from Guyana Water Au-
thority Inc were in Hadfield
Street, Georgetown to repair a
broken water main. However,
to get to it, they were forced to
clean out a clogged trench from
which they removed a large
Stewart said the freezer was

home to about 200,000
Africanised bees which attacked
and stung persons in the area.
He advised that in case of
an attack, persons should not
run wildly in the open and
should not lie down and "play
dead". They also should not
jump into bodies of water but
should run as quickly as pos-
sible for shelter in a house or
vehicle, he advised.
If none is available at the
time, hide in a clump of bushes.
Stewart said the bees will only
swarm around for a little while,
but would not risk going into
the bushes because their wings
are easily damaged.
He said that in the past
week alone, six bee hives have
been taken out and his team
deals with about 100 a year.
Giving a background to the
emergence of the killer bees
here, Stewart said that from the
early 50s to early 70s, Guyana
and other South American coun-
tries were in the bee keeping in-
dustry. The most popular strain
found in these parts then was
the Italian Bee, not large honey
He said that Brazil, then the
27th largest honey producing
country,' sent specialists to
South Africa who took back Af-
rican Queen Bees. They mated
them with the Italian Bees and

The freezer in which the hive was found in Hadfield Street, Georgetown

by Brazil, Suriname and Venezu-
ela, all of which have the bees,
got infested with them, he noted.
The Africanised bees were
first discovered here in 1975,
Stewart said.
They are more aggressive by
nature because they work
harder, faster and longer hours.

According to Stewart, the bees
attack in large numbers and that
is the major difference between
them and other strains.
He said it has been discov-
ered that in other strains, when
a Queen is born in a hive, all
other Queens morphing are
found and killed. However, in

the case of the Africanised Bee,
they all want the Queens to be
born and they each take a quan-
tity of bees and find new
Currently, Stewart said,
Africanised bees can be
found in all ten administra-
tive regions in Guyana.

2006 a good year for investments (Pt. I)

By: Beverley Alert
The Guyana Office for Investment
(Golnvest) is monitoring and working
to develop an what seems to be a
growing favourable response to
investing in Guyana.
As the guest on Whats up in business,
a television programme broadcast on
NCN channel 11 on the second and
fourth Tuesday of every month, Chief
Executive Officer of Golnvest Mr.
Geoff DaSilva noted that this could be
attributed to a number of factors
including macro economic stability
and a stable political environment
coupled with new legislative
According to DaSilva, the investment
office worked on close to 200 new and
expansion projects in 2006
In 2006, Golnvest worked on 15
projects, three more that in the
previous year.
Of the 15 projects, four were being
financed by foreign investors, eight
were lr.^il investors and the others
were jointventures.
The sector attracted $3 billion in
investments, an increase of 0.5 billion
over last year and created over 250
direct new jobs.
Among the more notable investments
in this sector were the Trinidad and
Tobago $2 billion cement bagging
plantwhich is now in operation.
Premium National Tin Set, a joint
venture between National Hardware
of Guyana and a company out of
Costa. Rico has its operationstat.
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Coverden and Denmor Garment
Manufacturers is about to open its
second factory at Tain, Berbice.

Goodwill industries which is into
recycling batteries opened its plant
on the East Bank of Demerara., while
Torginol Paints, one of the more well
known names in Guyana, spent
significant sums modernizing its
factory in 2006.
In the music 'industry, Brutal Tracks
sound studio started recordings and
is now reputed to be offering a service
comparable to any across the
One of the major challenges facing
the sector; like almost every other
sector, is the high cost of electricity,
but, according to DaSilva, the sector
has the potential for accelerated
growth and through the National
Competitiveness Strategy the
government is working with the
private business sector to find new
and creative ways to help the sector

Information and communication
Information and communication
technology remains one of the fastest
growing sector. In 2006 Golnvest
facilitated 12 projects, twice the
number it did last year. The size of
total ;investment also doubled,
moving..from'$5.5 to $11 billion and
creating 400 direct new jobs.
GT&T, Digicel and Quolfon were
some of the bigger investors in the
sector, spending substantial sums on

Decipher International, the medical
transcription programme that started
as a joint venture between Guyana,
Trinidad and Tobago and India, was
bought out by DDL and later sold to
.RS, :.a company out of North
e, Carolina. The company is now
'employing 40 persons and that
number is expected to reach 100 by
the end of 2007.
E-Networks Inc. and Broadband, both
local companies, also spent
considerable sums expanding their
services and infrastructure while
Telecom SolutionsGuyana, a
subsidiary of Digicel, has set up
operations at the Eccles Industrial
Estate and is. employing about 70
On a smaller scale, a number of
persons have set up what are
commonly referred to as 'back offices
processing operations' and a number
*of others are working out of their
It is expected that in 2007 a number of
other micro and medium scale

operators will come on stream and
with a second fibre optic cable leading
into Guyana expected in 2008, a
number of call centres should be set
According to DaSilva, 2007 should
see the information and
communication technology
sector expanding significantly with
major growth projected for 2008.

While Golnvest provided support to
only a small number of projects in this
sector, reports from the Guyana
Geology and Mines Commission
suggest that 2006 may have seen a
record number of miners, probably
about 4,000, setting up small and
medium scale operations and most of
these would have been Guyanese.
The investment office worked on 16,
mainly large scale projects. This is
double the number of projects in the
mining sector that the office facilitated
in 2005. The scope of activities also
varied, ranging from exploration for
petroleum, uranium and iron ore to
expansion in current gold, diamond
and bauxite mining operations.

But while the number of projects
increased, the investment figure
dropped from $18.2 billion in 2005 to
$15 billion in 2006.
Parallel to the growth in the mining
sector were service industries and
suppliers that cater to the sector.
Suppliers of mining equipment
reported increased sales a new
industry that conducts tests for the
mining sector was established at

Wood products
According to the CEO of the
investment office, there was marked
growth in. the forestry and wood

products sector in 2006 evidenced by
a $10 million increase in export
earnings that was largely driven by
value added production.
The office facilitated 38 projects in
2006 as compared to 21 in 2005. Of
the 38 projects, 24 were from local
Not one to support the export of logs,
DaSilva said it is time for Guyana to
move away from such exports.
"There is a lot happening in the sector
and with support from the Guyana
Forestry Commission, the Forestry
Products Marketing Council and
other offices such as Golnvest, we
will continue to grow in down stream
exports," he said adding that
Guyanese companies have to look at
exporting wooden furniture.

This sector also saw massive growth
which was undoubtedly driven by
Cricket World Cup 2007.
Golnvest worked with 42 local and
eight foreign investors in the sector.
ith the exception of a couple of
large projects, most of the projects
catered for expansion or
There were also a number of new
restaurants and resorts that opened
in 2006 and according to DaSilva, the
trend should continue in 2007.
Acknowledging that there are still a
number of challenges to attracting
investors, the CEO said his office was
set up with the specific purpose of
ironing out kinks investors face and
making the process for serious
investors as hassle free as possible.
(Our next article will look at agro
processing and other sectors)

produced the strain now known
as Africanised Bees.
The experiment went wrong
and the bees escaped from the
apiary and within 40 years, the
killer bees have spread to two
It was only a matter of time
before Guyana. being bordered

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 1b


From Jamaica to Barbados; Dominica to Antigua & Barbuda;
Grenada to Trinidad & Tobago; Guyana to St. Kitts & Nevis;
St. Lucia to St.Vincent &The Grenadines.
As of February 1,,2007, once you're in any one of these ten Caribbean countries, you're in
the Single Domestic Space!
Move with ease from country to country with no stamping of your passport required.
But you must present your completed E-D card.Also, you must present your passport for
the purpose of identification.
When you enter the Single Domestic Space from February I, once you are moving from one
country to another, you will be issued with a secure CARICOM wristband.You can then walk
straight through on arrival hassle free.


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The martyrdom

of Hrant Dink

WHEN they buried Hrant
Dink in Istanbul last Tues-
day, more than 100,000 Turks
came to his funeral, filling
the streets and chanting "We
are ali Armenians."
There is a war going on for
the soul of Turkey, but at least
a lot of Turks are on the right
Pink. who called himself
"an \rmenian from Turkey
and good Turkish citizen."

was murdered because he in-
sisted on talking about the
great crime that happened in
the country 92 years ago: the
mass murder of most of
Turkey's Armenian population
in eastern Anatolia. The news-
paper he founded and edited,
a bilingual Turkish-Armenian
weekly called Agos, had only
a small circulation, but his out-
spoken editorials had made
him one of Turkey's most fa-

mous journalists and a tar-
get for assassination.
His killer, 17-year-old
Ogun Samlast. swas a semi-edu-
cated young thin from Trabzon
in the far north-cast of Anatolia.
He was given the gun by a
group of older ultra-nationalists
including Yusuf l'ayal, who was
convicted of bombing a
McDonald's restaurant ill
Trabzon in 2004.
But these marginal charac-


tcrs are just pawns in the larger
war between those who want a
more democratic, more tolerant
Turkey and those who are des-
perately defending the power
and privileges of the old "repub-
lican" elite.
Sainast shot Dink from be-
hind in the street in front of his
newspaper office.
"1 feel no remorse," the killer
allegedly told investigators.
"He said that Turkish blood



was dirty blood."
Of course, Dink never said
any such thing. What he actu-
ally said, in a newspaper article
addressed to his fellow Arme-
nians, was that their obsession
with the massacres of 1915-17
was having "a poisonous effect
on your blood."
But it's easy to see how a
useful idiot like Samast could
have believed that Hrant Dink
was an enemy of the Turks, be-
cause just over a year ago a
Turkish court took that phrase
out of context, found Dink
guilty of "insulting
Turkishness", and gave him a
six-month suspended sentence
under Article 301 of the Crimi-
nal Code. A number of other
Turkish citizens including
Nobel Prize-winning author
Orhan Pamuk have been pros-
ecuted under the same law for
daring to discuss what hap-
pened to the Armenians, and
most of them have received
death threats too.
It really is a kind of war,
and the villains of the piece are
precisely the army officers,
judges and senior civil servants
who were once seen as the
guardians of the "republican"

tradition tlc peo''lpl 'ho were
going to modernise and
democratise Turkey. Unfortu-
nately, 'republican" doesn't re-
ally mean the same as "demo-
When Mustafa Kemal
Ataturk put the Ottoman Em-
pire out of its misery and de-
clared a Turkish republic in
1923, his model was the de-
mocracies of Western Europe,
but his own countrymen were
still largely sunk in feudal ob-
scurantism. Literacy was about
20 per cent, and most rural
people still saw themselves as
Muslim subjects of the Caliph-
ate (which he abolished in the
following year). not as Turkish
The forms of the Turkish
republic were democratic from
the start. but for a very long
time the reality was a mass of
illiterate peasants under the
harsh tutelage of a narrow edu-
cated elite who were deter-
mined to westernise the coun-
try. The "republican" elite re-
wrote history (including the
denial of the Armenian massa-
cres) in order to mould a new
Turkish national conscious-
ness, and saw religion as a ret-
rograde force that must be
banned from politics.
The decades passed, and
much of the elite's dream came
to pass.
Turkey today has a per
capital income higher than Ro-
mania or Bulgaria, the most re-
cent countries to join the Euro-
pean Union. Democracy is a
reality, and the current Prime
Minister, Recep Tayyib
Erdogan, leads a party whose
members openly refer to them-
selves as "Muslim Democrats."
Under Erdogan, there has
been a wave of legal and admin
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Internet to

revolutionise TV

in five years


By Ben Hirschler

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) The Internet is set to
revolutionise television within five years. due to an explo-
slon of online video content and the merging of PCs and
TV sets, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said yesterday.
"I'm stunned how people aren't seeing that with TV, in five
years from now, people will laugh at what we've had," he told
business leaders and politicians at the World Economic Forum.
The rise of high-speedlnternet and the popularity of video
sites like Google Inc.'s YouTube have already led to a world-
- wide decline in the number of hours spent by young people in
front of a TV set.
In the years ahead, more and more viewers will hanker af-
ter the flexibility offered by online video and abandon conven-
tional broadcast television, with its fixed programme slots and
advertisements that interrupt shows, Gates said.
"Certain things like elections or the Olympics really point
out how TV is terrible. You have to wait for the guy to talk
about the thing you care about or you miss the event and want
to go back and see it," he said.
"Internet presentation of these things is vastly superior."
At the moment, watching video cfips on a compiler is a separate
experience fum watching sitcoms ordoctm aries en tevision.
But convergence is coming, posing new challenges for TV
companies and adveriser
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 "-

GRA in municipal

markets VAT outreach

By Shirley Thomas
THE Guyana Revenue Au-
thority on Thursday held a
VAT training programme de-
signed to better equip regis-
trants in the municipal mar-
kets for their new task of ad-
ministering and accounting
for the Value Added Tax
Those at the session in the
lobby of the Customs and Trade
Administration building on
Main Street, Georgetown, were
drawn primarily from the
Georgetown municipality.
Resource persons were Mr.
Harryram Parmesar, External
Resource Person for the GRA;
Ms. Janiet Abbensetts. Assis-
tant Commissioner (Training and
Development VAT and Excise
Taxes Department) and Ms.
Sandiya Harold from the GRA's
Advisory Unit.
Abbensetts said the objec-
tive of the training programme
was to sensitise registrants
and volunteer registrants on
how to administer and account
for VAT, as well as to get them
to understand and appreciate
the importance of passing
monies collected as VAT to
the GRA.
She said the authority had
already held several training
programmes in Georgetown and
in the regions, adding that the
response was generally good.
The campaign began late
last year and continued in the
new year. However, Thursday's
meeting, she explained, was in-
tended to be more of a 'one-on-
one' forum where questions, an-
swers and observations would
be entertained.
VAT registrants are those
business persons with sales
transactions of $10M per year
and more, and registered to col-
lect VAT. Volunteer registrants
are those not reaching the
$10M per year threshold, but
having made a voluntary deci-
sion to get registered to collect
Even though the partici-
pants on this occasion fell short

Internet to
(From page 18)
and some of the big
phone companies are building
up the infrastructure for that
you're going to have that
experience all together." Gates
YouTube co-.founder
Chad Hurley said the impact
on advertising would be pro-
found, with the future prom-
ising far more targeted ads
tailored to each viewer's pro-,
"In the coming month-.
we're going to do experiments
to see how people interact
with these ads to build an ef-
fective model that works for
advertisers and works for us-
ers,"he said. a'
Advertisers are already
racing to adapt their strat-
egies to, the growing power
of the Web, and more and
more promotional cash is
tipped to migrate from tele-
vision to Web sites in fu-
.,. ttw-e.

of the targeted 50, those attend-
ing showed keen interest in the
discussions, making for quite a
lively and interactive session.
Topics discussed included:
** Registrants' responsibil-
ity in relation to VAT
** Invoicing
** Record keeping
** Filing VAT returns

** Types of supplies -
Taxable and Zero-rated goods
The speakers also stressed
the importance of issuing bills,
along with proper record keep-
ing under the VAT system.
Participants were allowed to
voice their concerns on issues
which still seemed worrisome to
them in relation to the adminis-

tration of VAT, and share expe-
riences on how the introduction
of the new tax has been affect-
ing them so far.
"We want this to be a very
active talk shop", Abbensetts
said, "since the administration
and collectors of VAT have to
work together...We want you
to leave here feeling comfort-

Some entrepreneurs la-
mented the fact that there are
times when a purchase made
would only yield them a mere
$5 profit, whereas the cost of
the bill page can be as much as
But the GRA officials were
adamant that bills must be pro-

duced'and stamps affixed as the
need arises.
Since the introduction of
VAT on January 1 last, many
business persons, in the munici-
pal markets in particular,
seemed not to have a clear un-
derstanding of how the tax is
calculated and administered.
Many have also not been
paying attention to those
items that have been zero-
rated (attracting no VAT), but
have reportedly been total-
ling the cost of individual
items purchased, then calcu-
lating 16 per cent of that
sum, which they then added
to the total cost of items pur-
chased and requested cus-
tomers to pay.

What are the dimensions of the tension to your buiding
or of the neiW sectionsl 0d

Did your electrician nfstall,'ilnspect ALL the wiring in your building?

C Yes i0No
Did you acquire a Certificate of Insection fro the Miisryof

Works? (Ths ce cate declares that our electrical installa//o
was safely done )

3Yes QjNo
What is the new amperage (amps) at the main switch?

What new appliances/equipment have you Installed?

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Renovated or extended your
house and added a room(s)?

Converted a section of your
building into a Bed 'N Breakfast

Equipped or re-equipped
your home, hotel, lodge, inn
with new appliances?

Built a new hospitality facility ?

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0, ,SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007

Fogarty's says it's 'absorbing VAT'

By Shirley Thomas

AMID misgivings and contro-
versies over the implementa-
tion of the Value Added Tax
(VAT) from January 1 this
year, Fogarty's, a branch of
the Laparkan Group of Com-
panies, says it has taken a de-
cision to absorb VAT to ensure
good deals for its customers.
Fogarty's, a VAT registrant,
is required to collect and remit
VAT on taxable supplies sold,
to the Guyana Revenue Author-
ity (GRA).
Laparkan Managing Direc-
tor, Mr. Vibert Parvattan said

that as a corporate citizen which
views very seriously its respon-
sibility to both the GRA, and
its customers, the management
of Fogarty's, while mandated to
charging VAT on all taxable sup-
plies, took a decision to cush-
ion the effects of VAT on its
customers, with the result that
it is "literally absorbing VAT".
The decision taken, he said,
was to put systems in place to
ensure consumers' spending
power allows them, when they
go to Fogarty's, to be able to

shop comfortably, without the
fear of taking home considerably
fewer items than they would
have, prior to January 1, for the
same amount of money.
And incredibly, they have
been able to work out sales dis-
counts in such amounts that
even where VAT is charged on
taxable supplies, the final cost
of the item to the customer is
still either the same as it was
before VAT was introduced, or
even less.
Outlining the company's ap-

proach to cushioning the effects
of VAT to the customer,
Parvattan explained: "In that re-
gard, we reviewed the selling
prices, and adjusted such prices
to under/below, and in some cases
the same as they were last year
before VAT was implemented."
The company, he said,
found that by offering a 10 or
20 per cent discount on the
price of some items, when the
16 per cent VAT is added, the
final cost of the (taxable) item
to the customer will still be less



Sale at Public Auction Unserviceable Vehicles

Notice is hereby given that the following unserviceable motor vehicles and motor cycles will be sold at Public
Auction at the venues and dates mentioned here under.


Public Auction will commence at 13:30h on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at the Prison Sports Club, Camp Street,



Tata Truck
Mazda Car
Toyota Pick-up
Toyota Pick-up
Tata Lorry
Massey Ferguson Tractor

Public Auction will commence at 13:00h on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the West Ruimveldt Fire Station.



Public Auction will commence at
Eve Leaty.




Water Tender PDD 735
Dodge Ram PEE 5166
Water Tender PDD 5737
Nissan Car PDD 5419
Bedford Water Tender
PEE 5619
Water Tender PDD 736
Water Tender PEE 2607

10:00h on Friday, February 16, 2007 at the Mounted Branch. Police Headquarters,


Motor Cars
Motor Vans
Land Rover
Mini Buses
Motor Trucks
Motor Cycles
Motor Cycle Frames


i. Auction attracts a fee of 3% of the purchase price.
ii. Motor Vehicles sold shall be paid for fully before the close of official business on the day of sale.
iii. Motor Vehicles will be sold on "AS IS WHERE IS" basis and are to be removed by the purchaser within
seven (7) days at his own expense after which period a storage charge of 2% of the said price will be levied
for everyday in excess of seven (7) days.
iv. Vehicles sold and not removed within one (1) month of sale will be disposed of.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs

than what it would have been
sold for before January 1.
Asked what would be his
company's projections with the
state of affairs now being expe-
rienced, particularly in relation
to a drop in shoppers, Parvattan
said, "We expect that the cur-
rent decline in traffic and sales
will shortly improve."
He said the way to go, for
the time being, would be to of-
fer sales-reduced prices, and
other bargains and giveaways.
To this end, the company
has embarked on a massive sale,
offering between 10 and 20 per
cent discounts on items on all
three floors of its Water Street
store supermarket on the
ground floor; ladies wear, house-
hold items and luggage, and of-
fice furniture and supplies on
the second floor; and furniture
on the upper floor.
However, items in the caf-
eteria remain at the same prices,
and there has been no discount
on the repair and servicing of
computers and related supplies,
Parvattan said.
In fact, he said, labour
charges on repairs will now at-
tract more.
And while there is ex-
pected to be a slight 10 per
cent increase in the price of
confectioneries on the ground
floor, in the. Office Equipment
and Supplies Department the
prices of Canon fax machines
and photocopiers and Canon
toners have been considerably
The sale is massive, and as
attested to by customers inter-
viewed, the benefits are good.
Citing the furniture depart-
ment as a typical example,
Parvattan affirmed: "Every
piece of furniture now sells (in-
cluding VAT charges) for below
last year's price."
Of the supermarket he said:

- offering sales-reduced prices, other bargains

The martyrdom..
(From page 18)

istrative reforms designed to qualify Turkey for EU mem-
bership. But all this threatens both the rigidly secular ideology
and the autocratic privileges of the old republican elite.
From their powerful positions in the army, the judiciary
and the bureaucracy, they work to undermine the reforms and
to wreck Turkey's chances of joining the EU. In de facto alli-.
ance with ultra-nationalist right-wing parties that also oppose
EU membership, they incite hatred of minorities, bring false
prosecutions against the advocates of a more open and demo-
.cratic Turkish society, and pursue the long-term goal of
destabilising the democratic order.
It was they who smuggled the notorious Article 301 into
the Criminal Code when it was being reformed to align Turk-
ish law with EU standards, they who brought false prosecu-
tions for "insulting Turkishness" against Hrant Dink, Orhan
Pamuk, and other well-known writers, journalists and schol-
ars, they who spread the lies about what Dink had actually.
It is they, not some ignorant, angry teenager, who are re-
ally responsible for his death.
But the war is not over yet, and the good guys have not
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul vowed last November to
change or abolish article 301, and last week 100,000 Turks
thronged the street of Istanbul to mourn the country's best-
known Armenian a,. condemn his murderers.
(** Gwynne D) er is a London-based independent jour-
nalist whose artic s are published in 45 countries.)

"All of our prices are the same
(inclusive of VAT). The net re-
sult is that we have compromised
our gross profit, and the com-
pany has been absorbing VAT."
But it's a 'sale season' and
won't run indefinitely and persons
wishing to zero in on such bargains
need to do so with all haste.
Asked how long the com-
pany would be able to carry this
added financial burden, the
Managing Director replied: "We
see this as a temporary measure
until many of the temporary
teething problems would have
been resolved and new prices on
stocks kick in."
He said this would demand
buyers negotiating with suppli-
ers for reduced prices although
the full impact-would necessi-
tate all stakeholders working to-
gether, with the full understand-
ing of operational issues.
But even in the face of re-
duced profits and a slower busi-
ness turnover, the company has
no plans to reduce its labour
force, Parvattan said.
This will mean tighter con-
trols, insistence on elimination of
wastage and generally increased
production and productivity.
Expressing his company's
position on this, Parvattan
stated: "Historically, even in dif-
ficult times we have never re-
trenched. Managerially, we at-
tempt to address such issues
through increased efficiency.
Laparkan's culture and values
dictate that we secure jobs for
our staff."
He conceded that so far as
the administration of VAT is
concerned, there is a level of
misconception 'out there'.
He is hopeful that given
all the teething problems
now being witnessed, a coor-
dinated approach, along with
adequate information and ef-
ficient dissemination will get
going very soon, so that the
consumer gets over the bar-
rier of seeing a 'direct tax'.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 zi

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The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank
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of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the
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bids from eligible contractors for the construction of the following Voluntary
Counseling an Testing and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Centre:

i. Construction of VCT and PMTCT Centre/Laboratory at Plaisance
Health Centre, Plaisance, Region No. 4.

ii. Construction of VCT and PMTCT Centre/Laboratory at Mocha Arcadia
Health Centre, Mocha Arcadia, Region No. 4

iii. Construction of VCT and PMTCT Centre/Laboratory at Kuru Kururu
Health Centre, Kuru Kururu, Region No. 4

2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information for, and inspect the
bidding documents at: the following address from 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs.

The Civil Works Department
Attention: Mr. Andrew Jeffrey
The Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 225-3470
Fax: (592) 225-6559

3. A complete set ofbidding documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders on submission of a payment of a non refundable tee of $G5.000 for each site
mentioned above. The method of payment will be by cheque. The document may be
uplifted at the above address at time ofpayment.


Bids must be delivered in envelopes to the following address and clearly

Construction of VCT and PMTCT Site
(inclusive of identifying the individual site)
Attn: The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
GeorgetowNn, Guyana

5. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from the Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana.

6. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 2.0"', of the bid price.

7. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the
National Board of Procurement and 'l'cnder Administration, Ministry of Finance.
Main and Urquhart Streets, Ge(iorgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday.
February 27. 2007. The bids must be addressed to the Chainman, National Procurement
and Tender Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the
envelope "'the name of the programme and the description of the bid, including the
words 'do not open before Tuesday, February 27, 2007'."

8. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidder's representatives and anyone
who chooses to attend at Ministry ol01 Finncc on Fei1 bruar 27. 2)007 at 9.00am.

Thepnrchiaser is not responsible ior bids not received Ihereof on orbefore tilhe
time specified for the reception l1 hids. late bids will he r'jeciecd land rlletured

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

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

FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nail artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings S! eet Bourda. 223-
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-1601.

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

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

COMPUTER Repairs. Sales &
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
ww- 225-7126,

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548. 610-4105.
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Lot
45 Garnette Street. C/ville ( 2
houses away from Sheriff St.).
Call Sharon 223-1129/649-
ARE you an experienced at
home seamstress who would like
to earn some extra income? We
have a part-time opening for
you! Please call 225-6722, for
further information.
EXOTIC rentals is looking
for a mid-age experienced
Driver to drive the stretch
limousine and other vehicles.
Should have at least 10 years
driving experience of long
vehicle. Apply with reference to
Guyana Variety Store or P.O.
Box # 101702.

INFO., CALL 226-9448.

Now RegIsteing students
for locol and Canodion
Computer Certificate /
Diploma Courses.

Computer Repoirs.
Networking. Microsoft Office.

SAMAROO'S Institute now

English. Commencing Jan. 31'.
Apply syllabuses begin from
scratch. Maraj Building 185
Charlotte & King Streets. Tel.
223-1971, 662-8166.
GUARDIANS Have your child
loved one developed a greater
confidence in reading and
spelling with hooked on
phonics. Call 227-8143 for more
information. Children must be
8 years and older
SAMAROO'S Institute now
registering students for new fourth
form classes in Maths, POA,
English. Commencing Jan. 31s'.
Apply syllabuses begin from
scratch. Maraj Building 185
Charlotte & King Streets. Tel.
223-1971, 662-8166.
ENGLISH Teacher, restart 2007
level. Best results. Call6614343.
LEARN, Work & live in Canada.
Get accepted to study! Acceptance
guaranteed to our Colleges. Call
25- 9235.
NAIL tipping, designing, silk
wrapping, manicuring, pedicuring.
courses. Register now. $5 500 each.
Call Michelle (227-7342. 613-4005).
EARNaCtia, Dildma or Degree,
in any part of the world from home
i-maon, cal CFI Global Educaion Link
- #261-5079. ___
TECHNICAL Studies Institute,
136 Shell Road, Kitty. Tel. 225-
9587. For the following courses:
Electrical Wiring of Buildings;
Electronic Repairs; Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration.
INC. Now registering for CXC oral
classes and adult conversational
classes in Spanish and French. Call

ENROL now for certificate
computer and sewing courses.
Classes begin February 5. From
$3 000, discount rate students
living out of G/town. Contact
Kitty Home Studio. Sunita 231-
7626, 227-6335.p
SEWING done at Kitty Home
Studio. Any type of costume.,
clothing, 'altering. Contact
Sunita 231-7626. 227-6335.
College, 262 Thomas Street, North
Cummingsburg, G/town. Join our
evening classes for adults and
CXC repeaters for examinations
in January 2008 or June 2008.

secondary school and
Association of Business
Executives (ABE) courses. Call
today for more information. Tel.
225-5474, 223-7210 and 225-
2397. IBC 'Student Success is our
greatest concern'.

7850, 223-7385. FOR FURTHER

STATIONS to rent Barber,
Hairdresser and Nail Technician.
226-4037, 223-0948.
#(S) 225-2535, 626-6909, 648-
9669, 609-0930 & 225-5273.
CONTACT TEL. # (S) 225-2535,
642-7963, 626-6909.

TOUCH of Green is offering
professional services in
landscaping and garden
maintenance. We also provide
potting soil and plants. Call 616-
0905. 615-9158.

MOTORING "You train to Pass".
227-1063, 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. 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students need
security and comfort to learn.
Students must know who they deal
with. Driving is serious business, not
a fly by night business. R.K's Institute
of Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke. 615-

NOTICE is hereby given
that DAI KEGU of 100 Albert &
Second Streets, Alberttown is
applying to the Minister for
Naturalisation and that any
person w.,o knows any reason
why Naturalisation should not be
granted should send a written
and signed statement of the facts
to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs.
Georgetown, Guyana.

GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, everyday -
07:00 h to 21:00 h.
immediate link. The Junior/
Senior/Single Dating Service 18
- 80 yrs. Mon. Sat. 8:30 am -
5 pm. Tel. 223-8237
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope- CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana

PALM plants from nursery to
secondary. Contact 218-2179 or

SPIRITUAL work done for
your problems: Love, marriages,
evil, unfaithful partner,
whatever. Baths and charms
given. Call 615-7030.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone #266-2171.
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced also your kero
range change to gas. 220-4073.

S Immigration

We can assist you
to Migrate to Canada.
Skilled Workers Business
Class Students Refugees.
Work Permits.
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused Cases.
Visitor's Visas
Balwant Persmad &
Associates Certilled
Immigration Consultants
57 Upper Rothh and
Onrnoque Sits. HBourdfa.
T. 225-1 54t 0.622-8308
Canada: 4164.1M-8845
.pp eyve bY fthe' Canadiatti (;,'.
ioi r/epri'eet client..

HAVING problems with your
refrigerators, washing machine,
gas stove, air-conditioner? Then
call Linden on 641-1086.
ALL types of pressure
washer repairs also outboard
engines, lawn mower, water
pumps, chain saws, brush-cutter.
Tel. 627-7835.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers.
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan -#650-
2017/ 265-2634,
FOR YOUR Karate Uniforms
(GI) and all other sewing needs.
Call Patricia, Tel. 256-3126 or
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 223-9710, 614-
WELDING & fabrication (5
mall & large scale) dredge 2
parts, steel building, rigging,
heavy lift supervision M & I for
plant. Safety orientation for
construction sites, machine
fabrication pipe works, etc. Call
Zaman 220-7354, 220-6715,
REPAIRS to refrigerators, air
conditioners, freezers, washing
machines, etc. All jobs done on
site with three months limited
warranty. Certified by UNEP
refrigeration gases are
recovered and not released into
the atmosphere. N. K.
Electrical Services. Nazim
Khan. Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847.

BOYS to wash cars. The
Bay, 14 Lombard St. Tel. 225-
ONE female Clerk and
Cosmetologist. Contact # 231-
1 TABLEHAND Baker. Tel.
227-6270, 225-1949 or 225-
0207 or Contact Hurry's Pastry
Palace (outlet), 47 Sheriff and
Dennis Sts.

CASHIER required for
Windies Sports Bar & Grill and
Windies Charity Shop. Call 231-
3982 or visit Windies Sports Bar,
91 Middle Street, Georgetown.
1 TRUCK Driver, 1 Porter, 1
Salesgirl. Contact P. Ramroop
& Sons, 1 'C' Orange Walk,
Bourda. Tel. 227-1451.
ONE Counter girl knowledge
or hair and nail products necessary.
Also one male Delivery Clerk (under
25 yrs). Apply in person to Tiles Plus/
Clippers, 140 Regent and Camp
VACANCY for Carpenter,
mason, labourer and drywall person.
Apply in person to Le Ressouvenir
Worksite. Entrance thru small gate.
Tel. # 226-0621, 625-0625.
ONE Office Manager, two
Computer Operators to work from
2 to 10 pm, 2 Salesmen. Email
RK's Security needs 101
Security Guards and officers for
Baton, Canine & Armed divisions.
Former good employees can
reapply, (New Dynamic &
prestigious locations
Security Services, 125 Regent
Road, Bourda.
SIMMONS Electrical Co. Ltd.
Vacancy for electrician.
Requirements needed: 3 years
experience, training from technical
institute, proof of training, Police
Clearance, St. Phillips, Barbados.
Address application to: 76 Church
and Light Streets, Alberttown,
Georgetown. Contact No. 646-
4435'. ___
VACANCY exist for Washbay
Attendants (males & females).
Call: 625-4380.
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SERVICEMAN/Mechanic to
work on commission. The Bay,
14 Lombard St. Tel. 225-6197.
MALE & female to work at
car wash. Experience in buffing
is an asset. Call 231-1786, 621-

VACANCY for mature
driver 35 years and over,
truck licence would be an
asset. Apply with written
application to Regency
Suites, 98 Hadfield Street.
FEMALE Clerical Assistants,
also one computer typist. Apply
in person, with written
application, in your own
handwriting. Requirements:
Math & English. Horse Shoe
Racing Service. 6/7 Commerce
& Longden Sts., between 1:30
pm and 4 pm.
SUPERVISOR Qualifications:
Diploma in Mechanical
Engineering. Experience: at
least three (3) years. Attractive
salary and other benefits.
Preferably persons living on
EBD. Apply in person to
Friendship Oxygen Limited. 30
Friendship, EBD, between the
hours of 1 and 4 pm.
than $50 000 monthly working
part-time. No experience
required. We provide training.
Work from home. Come to
- 1 pm. 89 Brickdam, New
Guyana School Compound.

CALL 263-5338.
LARGE land on East Coast
Demerara Public Rd. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
220-9199, 621-7191.
SALE OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M. Call: 612-
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 -
$15M. Contact Shaheed 227-

RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house lots from $700 000;
East Bank Demerara; business centre
lots and house lots at Paika $3M
up. 619-6648, 266-2111.
OGLE (residential) $30M
(negotiable), Happy Acres $9M
(negotiable, Atlantic Gardens -
$7M (negotiable). Orions
Investments 619-4682, 227-
G/TOWN Central 4 house
lots build foreign embassy,
international hotels. $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. _____
NEW Hope, EBD Road,
river wharf, Lg ships, ware
house, active general store -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
EARL'S Court 2 house
lots, 9800 sq. ft. Build luxurious
mansion or international hotel
- $4M/US$20 000. Ederson's -
SOUTH $5.5M, North -
$3.8M, LBI $3.5M, Diamond -
$2M, Ogle $2.6M/$4M, Happy
Acres $7M, $8M, Felicity -
$9M, Le Ressouvenir $9M,
$60M, Robb Street $15M,
$90M, Camp Street $8M, 100
acres Mahaica Creek $13M,
65 acres Supply $40M, 22
acres riverside and other
residential and commercial
areas. Call us at tel. 223-5204,
628-7605 Goodwill Realty.
DUNCAN Street $15M,
Forshaw/Oronoque comer $45M,
Crown Street $50M, Bel Air
Springs $50M, double lot.
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
PARK, double lot $6.9M.
$3.4M each, Versailles (gated
compound) $5.9M, 6 lots and
3 each and 5 lots, property and
rice mill Crane/La Union -
$45M, 15 acres. Canal #1 -
Kuru Kururu -50, 30 & 15 acres,
Industry $3.75M,
Campbellville $10.75M,
Lamaha Gardens $14.75M,
Cummings St. $12M,
Friendship (water front), Bee
Hive (double lot) $6.75M,
Melanie $2.50M, Non Pariel -
$1.75M, Highway property Kuru
Kururu $11.5M. Tel. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
GARNETT St. prime
business place, large concrete
building. No repairs.
Immediate vacant possession.
prime busfiess place, large
concrete building. No repair.
Ir~mediate vacant possession.
Tel. 226-3866.
ENMORE fence land
measuring 100 ft. by 50 ft. with
a small wooden cottage. Price
- $1.5M neg. Vacant possession.
Tel. 642-0636.
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartments. No repair. Vacant
possession. Tel. 226-3866.
business place $15M, Kitty -
$15M, Cummings Lodge -
$13M. Enmore $1.5M,
Campbellville $9M. K. S
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545. 642-0636.
several lands and properties
with pool and without pook
REPUBLIC PARK beautiful,
property with pool on 3 lots of
land. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
Transported prime river front land,
blocks, 200 acres 440 acres 6C
acres. Suitable for any development
Serious enquire only. Call. 592-22C
2803. mobile: 592-627-8891. Email



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OFFICE building at 14
Lombard St. Tel. 225-6197.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
ONE 2-flat business place
in Regent Street. Call 627-
TEL. 226-0242.
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
SINGLE male to share
apartment. Call 612-2852.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
79 Atlantic Gdns. .Call
220-6060, 626-2.66.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat at
Better Hope, ECD. Tel. 220-5845.
ONE top flat three-bedroom.
Tel. 220-4156, 619-3643.
HOUSE at La Grange
Public Road. WBD, 3-bedroom
top flat $30 000 per month,
bottom flat 3-bedroom $25
000 per month also has a Baker
Shop with equipment $25 000
per month. Call 227-0807, 227-
0809 or 226-6513.

Bel Air Park
A/C, Security System
Hotfcold $1,500 US

In Queenstown
$1,200 US

in Bel Air Park
A/c and Car Park
Secured $700 US

Latchiman Singh Realt

225-8097; 001-0550

US$1 500, Lamaha Gardens -
US$2 500, Bel Air Springs -
US$2 000, Kersaint Park -
US$1 000, Alexander Village -
$70 000, Bel Air Park US$1
800, Bel Air Gardens, Lama
Ave., Bel Air Park with
swimming pool US$5 500,
Campbellville new two and
half flats, modern US$3 000,
Queenstown US$2 500.
St. three flats US$3 000,
Regent Upper flat ($120 000),
000, US$1 200) Charlotte St.,
upper flat US$1 000, Hadfield
Street $150 000, Lombard
(business flat and bond) US$1
000, US$2 000. La Penitence
Public Road two-flat building
SERVICES 1 Hadfield &
George Sts., Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. TEL. 226-4362
E m a i I
8148, 625-1624.
Campbellville, furnished
apartments, Campbellville
entire 3-storey building
Eccles, Diamond, furnished
houses. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

oo places $80
000, office space $30 000,
Beauty Salon $40 000,
Internet Caf6 $40 000,
snackette, restaurant, bond
space. K. S. RAGHUBIR
AGENCY, Office 225-0545,

UNFURNISHED two-storeyed
building with telephone, parking,
overhead tank. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency. 225-0545, 642-0636.








225-1 011 7
623-61 36

REGENT St. large four-
storeyed concrete building, fully
secured. No renovation needed.
Tel. 642-0636._
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
to rent from 1" February. UG
Student or couple preferable.
Phone 226-1238 for information.
(No Agent). ... .
1 SMALL apartment for
single working female or UG
Student. Call 231-2789 or 227-
1 2-BEDROOM apartment to
rent for students only. 222-3613, 8
am 4 pm.
$30 000. CONTACT 613-3356.
FURNISHED rooms for single
working male '$4 500 weekly. Tel.
# 613-2647.
KITTY, Campbeliville -
furnished and unfurnished 1, 3-
bedroom apts. 233-6160.
ONE (1) two-bedroom
house, situate at Hope, East
Bank Demerara. Call 226-7352,
8734, 628-0715. ',
BUSINESS space: comer 40'
x 12', air conditioner optional,
Queenstown. Tel. 642-4827.
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place. 233-
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
APT. for rent Agriculture Road,
Triumph, ECD. Call 223-6346 (work)
263-7110 (home).
1 2-BEDROOM apt. 13
Dennis Street, C/ville. Contact 276-
0600 (Office) 225-0055 (Home).
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000 heg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self'contained, etc. Tel. 628-
PRIME Quamina St., business
premises; De Freitas Associates -
225-5782, 233-5711, 609-2302.
ROOMS and apartments to
let on a daily/nightly basis from -
$4 000 daily. Call 227-3336/227-
0 9 0 2 .........................................................
2-BEDROOM top flat
apartment situated at Norton St.,
Lodge. Price $30 000. Tel. 225-
BUSINESS flat to rent for
any type of businesses. Ideal for
bond also top flat at 182 Barr
St., Kitty. Call 226-4014.
BUSINESS place in a prime
location in Regent St., second *
building from City Mall. I Rn f, "
I, A l1t
1. vv. contact 225-4007.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.)
Keyhomes 615-8734, 628-0715.

UNFURNISHED one bedroom
self contained apartment price $20
000, 130 Garnett St., New Town
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty. Fully
grilled, tiled, AC, water 24 hours. etc.
Price ($45000)_neg. Call 609-8315.
3-BEDROOM HOUSE by itself
$75 000, 1 top flat, fully fum. $75
000. Unique Realty. Tel. 227-3551,
3-BEDROOM apartment, fully
furnished in Craig St., Campbellville
for overseas guest. Short term. Call
Tel. 223-1329
CONCRETE bond 88' x 31'
suitable for storage factory processing
plant, etc. Public Road Mc Doom.
Phone 226-1903.
EXECUTIVE house grilled and
meshed, hot and cold water,
telephone, AC, Blygezigth Gardens.
Rent negotiable. Tel. 226-9573.
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or single
person $4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 231-6429, 622-5776
ONE semi-furnished 5-
bedroom house in Roraima
Complex. Short or long-term rent.
Call 645-5343 or 225-5363.
TANK $40 000. CALL 648-7504,
218-0287, 218-0392.
BOTTOM flat, back house, two
bedrooms $32 000 per month. Two
months rent security. Tel. 227-6285.
3-BEDROOM top flat at Nandy
Park with parking space water, light,
etc. Price $50 000. Tel. 626-9810,
2-BEDROOM apartment upper
flat situated at Ogle, ECD. All modern
amenities, toilet, bath, etc. Tel. 222-
bedroom apartment, fully furnished.
secured, grilled, AC, hot and cold &
parking US$800 Tel. 226-1457, 613-
2 NEW one-bedroom
apartments single, couple,
students. Unfurnished $23 000,
$26 000. Mr. Lall. 84 Craig St.,
Campbellville. Tel. # 223-1410.
LG 4-bedroom fumished house,
1 master, 2 living rooms, 3
washrooms, parking, Ig yard space
@US$1 000, others furnished and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372..
contained rooms and apartments
available for UG students, single
working individuals or married
couples. Call 225-0168, Monday.
Wednesday, Friday between 9 am
and 2 pm.
QUEENSTOWN, fully funshed 1 &
3-bedrorn apartment with parking space
to rent. Suite for oaevas vias on short
tn basis. Tel. # 226-5137t227-1843.
APARTMENTS (1 2 3 4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $2'000,
$25 000, $35 00 0$45 000. $50
000 Furnished $26 000 $80
000, Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
TWO-BEDROOM bottom flat -
$34 000, toilet and bath with light
and running water. Middle Road, La
Penitence. Tel. 227-0328 (couple
only). No agents.
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms residual, from
US$25 per day, longer tm rnalso available
Tel. 624-4225.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250 000
neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-7021. Cell
GREAT rental at Tony Reid's
Realty executive house US$1 000.
executive apts. with AC and state of
the art facilities US$550. Call Ms.
Cermant ....225-5198,225-2626.
IMMEDIATELY available to
professional working couple three-
bedroom top flat, fully grilled (AC.
phone overhead tank). No pets.
public Road, Mc Doom Village.
Phone 226-1903. ____
1-BEDROOM $25 000; 3
bedrooms, 1 master, hot and cold -
$65 000, 4- bedroom unfurn. $80
000, Nandv Pan A..- *--
.... ,n..-ua$l 500.
Unique Realty 227-3551, 647-
FULLY furnished property in
residential section of Bourda,
Georgetown property consists of
self-contained bedrooms and
parking for about four vehicles.
Ideal for use as small office as
well. Rental very reasonable.
Phone 645-0133.

US$30. CALL. 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287.
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, $65 000 rooms,
bond, office business. Tel. 225-
2709, 623-2591.
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470. Email:
GEORGETOWN: High Street (office/
residence) US$2 500, Kitty $60
000, $45 000, US$500 (F/F)
Caricom/GuySuCoj G4rdens -
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 p00/US$500,
Happy Acres-US$2 000/US$1 200/
US$500, Non Panerl- $35 000, Le
Ressouvenir US$2 500, Ogle -
US$700/US$1 009. 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 US$1 500,
Nandy Park US$650, Kitty $45
000, Bagotsville $50 000, Kitty -
$75 000, Ogle US$600, bond -
$80 000
NEWLY renovated 3-
bedroom ground floor flat fully
concreted, long term rental
negotiable. Convenient site,
parking preference given to
overseas contractors UN
Agencies. Tel. 226-1503.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban Backlands, 196 Duncan
Street, Newtown 'and 575
Section 'A Block 'X' Diamond,
EBD. Call 227-3067, 233-2175,
COMING from overseas,
check out apartments. all sizes -
small, complete AC, TV, stove.
Attractive prices. Call 226-5355
or 226-1933. Also Sunflower
Hotel rooms to rent long term,
short term. Call 225-38171. 229
Cummings Street & South Road.
NEWTOWN, Kitty -furnished
apartment one-bedroom, sitting
room, kitchenette, bed, gas
stove, sofa, refrigerator, fan,
cooking utensil included. Ideal
for visitors. Short term rental only.
(1 week to three months.) Tel.
621-3438., 609-4899. i

KURURU. TEL. # 643-0332 OR





in any Residential/

Commercial areas



225-1 0 1 7
623-6 136

$26M. KEYHOMES 615-8734,
HOUSE in Atlantic Ville.
Success Realty 223-6524 or
626-0747, 617-0403.
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-

EBD. 2-storey concrete building.
$11M neg. Tel. 265-2103 or
NEW Obuiding $3bM, Bel
Air Park $14M. Eccles $12M.
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
ONE 5-bedroom house at
Prospect Public Road, East Bank
$13M. Phone 223-4492 or 621-
1 FLAT house with land -'
35' x 960', inner Bagotsville,
WBD, on Public Road to Canal i
No. 1. 660-4844.
LOT 160 AREA 'G' Strathspey,1
ECD 3-bedroom, one-storey house
and land. Recently built. Call 220-
6589, 220-0391.
1 2-BEDROOM property foi
sale or rental $15M- Atlantip
Gardens. Jewanram 227-19881
623-6431, 270-4470. I
PROPERTIES to sell, buy,
rent, Queenstown, P. Nagar, Kitty,
C/ville. De Freitas Associates.
225-5782, 233-5711, 609-2302
NORTON Street (ideal fdr
business) $12 million
(negotiable); Kitty $8 million
(negotiable). Orions
Investments 619-4682, 227-

C/ILLE 13M & $15M
$25 M



2234028; 609-2201
ONE going business premises;
one secured beautifully tiled office;
one three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
MUST go! 5-bedroom new
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom
house. Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise, ECD. Call Eddie -
611-8912 or 227-3788.
TRANSPORTED double lot
with house 210' x 50' 75' x
40' on the main highway at Mc
Doom Village. Phone 226-1903.
9 am 5 pm only..
BUSINESS property for sale
or rent. Good for any type of
businesses or storage bond or
taxi service. 5 'A' Garnett St.,
Newtown, Kitty. 227-6004.
BRICKDAM vacant 2-storey
4-bedroom colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel,
insurance $50M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
HAVE you buildings for sale?
Subryanvi[le, Atlantic ville. We
have buyers US dollars.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Rd., new concrete 2-storey 4-
bedroom luxurious mansion -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
SOESDYKE Public Rd.,
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis,
swimming pool $13M/US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB/Bourda Market 2-
storey concrete building, road/
alley. Ideal 4-storey international
hotel $50M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
CAMP/Robb 3 2-storey
buildings. Ideal 4-storey
international hotel. Previon,,
..,. .4UM/$28M/US$140
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS owners, your
buildings need general repairs.
Our management services pays.
taxes, landscaping. Ederson's -
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storey mansion. Ideal for 4-storey
international hotel area for
tennis, swimming pool $30MI
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-

ALBERT/ Robb corner
with steel frame. Ideal 4-storey
international hotel $50M/
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
CROAL/ Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion. Ideal
international hotel $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
business investment new 2-storey
concrete building, bottom, general
store. $8.5M/US$42 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Ruimveldt vacant
new 3 luxurious bedrooms
mansion $8M, back 2-
Sbedroom building $4.5M/
US$65 000. Ederson's 226-
KINGSTON near foreign
embassies colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel
embassies. $85M/US$425 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
new concrete buildings, front -
3 bedrooms, back 2 bedrooms
$5.8M/US$28 000. Ederson's
D'URBAN/Lodge new 2-
storey 4 2-bedroom apartment.
Monthly rents, pays your
mortgages $14M/US$70 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.


Simb rp 88*01 1,

Garden, UatiGsares,
Happy Acres, c.
Jewanram's Realty
'A Truistedl ame"
227-1988,270-4470, 6236431

SOUTH, Prashad Nagar,
Queenstown, Bel Air, New Haven,
Sect 'K', C/ville, Meadow Brook,
Chariestown, Kitty. etc. Call us at
Goodwill Realty at 223-5204,225-
2540 or 626-7605. To rent in Lodge
W/ville, etc.
beautiful concrete property on
double Lot $31M, Vreed-en-Hoop
Public Rd. $19M, Diamond New
Scheme $5M to S15M. Covent
Garden $7.9M. TEL 226-8148,
FOR reputable property
management and real estate
service. Call 610-9134. We'll take
care of your property like you would
- rent collection, payment of
insurance, mortgage, etc. Property
on Ruimveldt Public Road for sale
- $17M neg.
LATCHMAN Singh Realty
for sale. Tel. 225-8097, Cell
661-0550 1 3-bedroom house,
Garnett Street C/ville. Price
$14M; 1 2-flat building, Albert
Street, Georgetown'. deal for
apartment buiding or business.
Price $17M. 1 3-bedroom
house, Happy Acre. Price $17M.
1 3-bedroom executive house,
Prashad Nagar $19M.
PRIME Star Realty and Auto
Sales, 227-3877, 644-0709.
Dream Home Kitty $35M,
Prashad Nagar $28M neg.,
Enterprise $12M Enterprise -
$4.5M, Leguan $26M. Kingston -
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18Mneg. Contact 227-6204.
NEW h" "
- bah .-... ruli umished,
2.5 bath, central AC, 25 miles from
Disney World, Florida. Price -
US$294 000 or neg. Phone No.
HOUSE on Lots 1'46 & 147
2 acres) in Independence St., La
Grange, WBD, 0 acres: of cane
land aback of same. Contact Khan
- 264-2250.
ONE three-bedroom house
with garage, over head tank yard
space. No reasonable offer refused.
Tel. 225-1206, 628-7249, 619-

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE, January 28,2007

--S. -
house, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, suits 2
families, property investor- 110- 220v,
large land space. Y Wilson 226-
2650, 229-2566
FOR sale by owner- two-storey
fully concreted house, transported
land 350 square feet x 58 square
feet. At Lot 12 Hague Public Road
West, Coast Demerara. Owner
leaving interested person. Can call -
telephone # 276-3327, 641-3799.
PROPERTY in Ogle $28M
with double lot, Atlantic Gardens -
$40M, Atlantic Ville $31M,
Public Road $31M, with disco,
Nandy Park $25M, 2.6 acres of
land in Turkeyen $35M. (All
properties are very good dealsi.
Tel Shawn 218-1014, 618-7483.
fully concreted house 5 bedrooms, 2
full bathrooms, American fixture faucet,
sink, toiet, cabinet hot water tank, eating
kitchen, builtAn wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front view to
Pubic Road. Lot 6 Nandy Park, EBD.
Interested person only to call. Day -
226-7806; evening .- .225-8410..
110' X 50', HOUSE 50' X 30', 2
TEL. 627-7049, AMINAH.
AT Tony Reid's Realty limited we
have the best bargain for 2007 27%
27% 27% reduction on all properties.
Prashad Nagar reduced to $17M,
Jacaranda Ave. Bel Air Park $32M,
this in Lamaha Gardens is now $28M,
Bel Air Gardens US$240 000,
Meadow Brook Gardens US$120
000, Kitty US$50 000, Queenstown
on triple lot US$290 000, APberttown
- US$70 000. Land for all purpose-$6
million upwards. Phone Ms. Clement
- 225-5198 or 225-2626 or visit.
C O M P A N I E S ,
flats, well built, suitable for
executive office, school, doctor's
office, with an enclosed garage
and parking for many vehicles.
Wells secured $125M. CAMP
ST.: Large residential,
commercial three-flat, concrete
and wooden building, suitable
for wholesale and retail, with on
going store $60M. CAMP ST.:
large three-flat, suitable for
office, school $80M.
Residential concrete house,
suitable for guest house $15M.
residential and business place,
with auto workshop and bond,
as a going concern with good
sales output $60M. NORTON
ST. beautiful residential, three
bedrooms,, parking $14M,
SECTION K- large two-flat
concrete (new) three-bedroom,
parking $25M. PRASHAD
NAGAR: two-iat concrete and
wooden residenti' 25M. LAND
OF CANAAN: one beautiful
concrete ranch type house with all
the social services in calm and
peaceful neighbourhood, on one
acre of land $14M. D'AGUIAR'S
PARK:- two-flat concrete and
wooden house, gated community
suitable for small family $15M.
BLYGZEIGHT two-flat concrete
building (modern) $30M.
ECCLES: two-flat, concrete and
wood residential in good condition
three bedrooms, also two
apartments, parking $14M.
D'URBAN STREET: two-flat
wooden $14M. ENMORE: two-
flat wooden house and wood
working shop and tools and
equipment $7.5M. FRIENDSHIP:
two-flat concrete and wood with
business $13.5M. Also (two)
Regent Street (business), Thomas
-troet. D'Andrade Street, Oronoque
...... /i- Qiness),
Street, Sussex _,. _-. .
Lusignan, Triumph, Enmore,
Grove, Diamond, Prospect,
Blankenburg, Best Village WCD
(suitable for church) Non Pariel,
Enterprise, L in Street. LAND FOR
East Bank Demerara, East Coast
Demerara, West Coast Demerara,
West bank Demerara. SUGRIM'S
& George Sts., Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. TEL. 226-4362,
E M A I L :

RAT POISON. CALL 226-0448.
MIXED breed pups for sale.
221-1591. 225-8414.
4-NICKLE mag rims with
tyres. Call 231-0336/628-3898.
7044__ ...... .........
motorcycle, good condition.
Contact 643-5056.
1 LEYLAND 698 7-ton dump -
$475 000. Transferable. Tel. 227-
-.-...--------o --- --- S -
4.236 PHONE 625-5177, 626-1407.
on spot & bobcat rental. Call 626-
DACHSHUND pups, 6 wks. Fully
vaccinated & dewormed. Call 222-
tons, dual voltage. Tel. 646-
2149, 270-4034.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 641-
2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline 11
speakers, 2800 watts. Call 226-
2913, 615-1203.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups fully
vaccinated and dewormed. Call
646-9456, 231-1074.
20" LCD display desktop
computer systems for rent. Call 615-
9486 for details. Cheap price!
8 JOHNSON out board
engines. Excellent condition.
Call 268-2244.
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
1 5-SPEED gear box, 1 7-ton
diff, 1 10" front dump, 1 Leyland
Cab. Tel. 664-6592.
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key cock. Tel 223-
6333 or 623-4446.
ONE Food cart complete with
deep fryers, hot plate, storage
compartments, etc. Tel. 226-0170.
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
EARTH, sand, reef sand.
Excavating, grading & leveling of
land also done. Contact: 628-3840.
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.
HAIR SALON Equipment. Drift
seine for Shark & Snapper. Contact
DAEWOO Salon 200 III,
excavator (factory refurbished). Call
Sam 625-7741, 222-3807.
ONE 3-cyl. Perkins engine on
bed, as is where is. Needs parts. Tel.
ONE fuel tank on wheels, can
be towed by a pick up, holds 250
gins. Tel. 261-5403.
MIXED Dachshund pups $6
000 each. Phone 227-4857.
Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:30
pm. ____
ONE mobile mill, one surface
planer, one rip saw, one Nissan 4 x
4. Tel. 220-9571 or 611-3352.
EARTH & reef sand excavating
grading & leveling of land also
done. Contact 628-3840.
ONE Lister welder portable,
one Lister engine and generator -
7.5 KVA. Contact 624-3187.
4 (four) slate pool tables. Size
8'4" x 4'8". Price $600 000 each
-- Tel. 265-2103, 613-5111.

2 HONDA pressure washers, 2
chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws. Call
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece dinette
set. Tel. 611-3153.
ONE brand new Ceramic Kiln,
high fired medium size. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel. 618-
4306, 646-0785.

STUDY desks, lamps, stool, 36"
fan, bed, kitchen ware, projection
screen, coffee set and more. Dial -
ENVELOPES all sizes. Best
prices. No VAT. Call 644-6551 or
227-4876, anytime e ...................................
TWO 12-wheeler twin steer
Leyland DAF Trucks, 23 cubic yards.
Tel. # 226-7352, 622-4507.
GOING cheap garbage
bags. Pilot lights and industrial gas
burners. Tel. 627-7835.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors, belts,
valves, knobs, etc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
ONE white wall cabinet, coffee
table, washing machine, fridge, etc.
Owner leaving country. Tel. 225-
1206, 628-7249.
ONE beautiful 8 months old
red female Pitbull. Excellent
temperament. Price $50 000. Call
231-7590. Cell: 627-3330.
HONDA 6 500 watt generator -
low noise; Diesel generator 6 000
watt, ultra silent. Tel. 225-5782, 233-
5711, 609-2302.
1 TL (500) BEDFORD Dump
truck, 1 bench grinder 220v, 1 drill
press 220v, 1 12 KVA alternator, 110
- 220v. Tel. 621-6852.
STALL for sale good location,
comer spot. Stabroek Market. Tel.
225-1206, 628-7249, 619-9972.
1 34-FEET cabin cruiser
fishing boat with 325 lbs Ban a
Mary Seine, ice box and one 40
Hp Yamaha outboard engine.
Tel. 629-5700.
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22, 502,
134A & 404A, also Helium gas for
balloons an Argon gas. Phone 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. toFnri.
1 MITSUBISHI 64" TV like
new, got minor problems, sold
as is $150 000. Tel. 225-2503,
225-4631, 647-3000.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
1 DELL Computer (brand
new) 24 GHz 256 meg, 80G,
drive, 17" LCD DVD/CDRW. Tel.
ONE V3 I Razr Cell Phone,
slightly used, Titanium finish -
$50 000. Phone 225-4631, 642-
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-7633.
1 MID Range speaker box, 2 -
12" eminences, 4 bullet tweeters,
2 10" horns, well covered. Call
$3 000, SHIRTS/TOPS $1 500.
COMPAQ Laptop computer 1
- 73 GHz 512 MB Ram 60 G-Hard
drive. Contact Tel. 626-9810, 643-
ONE L-Touring Toyota Wagon,
almost new, PKK series. One
Whirlpool washing machine for
parts. Telephone 226-4742 or 256-
33 x 12.5 15R wheels tyres
next to new, beautiful chrome
aluminum rims $150 000, 1 set 13
inches aluminum mags with tyres -
$60 000. 220-4791.
PITBULLS for sale adult
and pups, ears already cropped.
Excellent for security and
guarding. Contact Narvin. Tel. #
264-2542, 619-3084.
TWO exercise machines,
fully assembled and ready for
used. They are brand new and
never used. Priced negotiable
(cheap). Contact 225-5172 or
640-6158. ___
ADORABLE Pets, fully
vaccinated and dewormed. Short
& Fluffy Tibetan mixed with
dachshund pups, 6 weeks old,
'- "q-n.94 644-
Contact Priya ....
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1
Lawnmower, 1 mitre saw. 1 air
compressor,. 1 2 '/2" Plainer, 1
Yamaha 6000 generator. Call
1 GENERAC gasoline
generator in working condition, 4
000 watt, 110 220 volts. 1 Billiard
pool table in excellent condition.
Call 612-8337 or 645-1976.

QUALITY bloodline Pitbull
adult and pups. 1 Land Rover -
long wheel base, 1 Daihatsu tIwodoor
truck. Owner migrating. Contact 645-
4587. 662-9922.
ONE RZ mini bus in
excellent condition mag rims,
CD player, equaliser, AC, recently
sprayed, BHH series. Tel. 227-
6689. Price $1 350 000
HONDAPressurewashers. 1 Sfihl
Brush Cutter.. 1 Lawnmower, 1 mitre
saw, 1 air compressor, 1 2 '" Plainer, 1
Yamaha 6000 generator. Call 267-
Plyboard. Wholesale quantities.
Waheed's General Store, 113 Pike
Street, Kitty. Tel: 226-7585. Fax:
HONDA Generator 6000
watts $300 000, IBM laptop -
$80 000, Canon photocopier
6025 $300 000 neg. Tel. 644-
9690, 614-6623.
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-
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient service.
0 11 Mc Doom Public Road,
EBD. Phone 223-6533 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri. (Sat. 8 am -
12 noon).
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.
BUILDING your home or
repairing you roof? Brand new 13-
piece PVC guttering and 7-piece
drain pipe. All with fitting $25 000
or OBO. No VAT. 225-7088.
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb $4
000; Alum 55-lb $5 000, Soda Ash'
- 50-lb $7 500, Sulphuric Acid 45-
gal $45 000, Granular Chlorine,
Chlorine gas. Phone 227-4857 -
(8 am 4pm) Mon. to Fri
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40 GB
hard drive 256 MB RAM, 56K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse.
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM & or
CD Burner, floppy drive. Call 623-
ONE 5650 Massey Ferguson
Combine in working condition.
Serious enquiries and inspection.
Contact Telephone # 276-3327,
641-3799 or Lot 12 Hague Public
Road, West Coast Demerara.
PROPERTY at 131 Courbane
Park, ECD and business with 2-40-
ft. Reifer. container, 2 glass freezers,
Industrial Site transported, 1 25
Yamaha engine. Call 220-5728,
605-9764, ..646-8098.
ONE 125cc LIFAN motorcycle
CE registration. Price $180 000
negotiable. One chair set $35 000,
both in good condition. Call 619-
9585, 614-6953 between 8 am and
5 pm or 231-4553 after 5 pm.
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-
ONE 125 CC Jialing Scooter
CE 3459 first owner, immaculate
condition. Serious enquiries only -
$200 000 negotiable. One gold
plated Jean Baptiste gold plated
ALTO saxophone, mint condition,
1 carrying case, 1 saxophone stand.
Serious enquiries only $300 000.
A LARGE inventory of Disco
Light with controllers glass, ball
crystals, sport lamps and also agents
for all disco lights, bulbs, only if
lights are bought from said company.
Travellers Lighting System. Tel.
226-6527, 623-7242 Tennessee
Night Club.
CHECK & compare on all
electrical appliances,
Laptops, DVD Burners, power
amplifiers, DJ mixer, car amps,
eq, 6' x 9' speakers, digital
camcorder, portable DVD
player, microwave, TVs, car
CD players, surveillance
cameras, voltage regulator &
inverters, etc. Call 613-8813.

1 NISSAN SD 23 4-wheel drive
gear box: 1 Nissan SD 23 block
complete with crank shaft, pistons
and fuel pump: 1 Nissan Z20 4-
wheel drive, gear box and back
differential; 1 2-cyl., 55Hp, Mariner
outboard in. excellent condition: 1
brand new 10" good year flex. 1
Mazda Titan truck. Tel. 623-0535,

HOUSE & land located on
Eccles Public Road, enclosed Isuzu
Canter, Hilux Double Cab Pick-up,
needs work, 132 Lavarda Combine,
6640 Ford Tractor, Two ford Tractor,
Front End Dumper, 2 20-ft.
German Truck, Surveying
equipment, Alvin Blanche Electrical
Dryer, various sizes 3-phase motors,
Juice equipment. Contact 233-
2423, 641-7073.
ONE complete music set with 8
bottoms 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, search
lamps and winch. Call 263-7305 or

ONE Toyota Glanza Starlet.
Call 660-4844.
F 150. TEL. 623-5534,
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320 000
NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-0054.
ONE Toyota Marino. Contact
Tel. # 628-0539, 625-9417.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf Jeep, 5-
forward. Contact 647-2142.

10-10 Hadfield St
& EcclesH /S
Mr Khan 623-9972
1 BLACK Mitsubishi Lancer -
PHH 3235. Contact 625-5136.
-- - --- - -- -
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880, 612-

1 AE 100 SPRINTER, 1 AT 192
Canna. Prices are negotiable. Tel.
.---. ^ucc r.X 100
TOYUIA n ,.... .
231-4586, 622-6448.
MK 11 SX 80 fully powered,
mags, CD, AC, clean car. Must be
seen. Sheriff St. 225-4420.
1 15-SEATER 3Y minibus for
working on the road. Tel. 226-
7699. No reasonable offer

1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump, 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call 640-2365.
ONE AT 170 Corona.
Reasonable condition $650
000. Call 645-5343 or 225-5363.
cat eye, hardly used $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
immaculate condition, PJJ
series $3.7M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.

AE 100 TOYOTA Ceres -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, private $1.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero 5-
door, automatic, fully powered,
AC, alarm, music set, PHH series
- $4.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA SV40 Camry -
immaculate condition, fully
powered. PHH Series. $1.6M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
TOYOTA Long base Canter
trutk. GGG series, in excellent
condition $1.3M neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141b Shahab.
2003 MODEL Toyota
Tundra, fully powered, V6 4 x 4
leather interior, 20' chrome, new
tyres, bedliner, bed rail, bed
cover, side step, etc. $5.8M.
Call 276-0313, 626-1141 -
GJJ SERIES 1999 model
Extra Cab pick up, 4 x 4
automatic, V6, crash bar, winch,
new tyres, bed liner, cassette/CD
deck, air bag, etc. In
immaculate condition $2.8M.
Call 276-0313, 626-1141 -
ONE Toyota Dyna 3-ton
truck enclosed. In immaculate
condition. Tel. 621-2859, 260-
1 BLACK Toyota Extra Cab,
pick-up in excellent condition. Price
neg. Call 612-8337 or 645-1976.
ONE (1) Toyota 192, fully
loaded. DVD player, mag rims,
alarm, etc. $1.8 million. 227-2664.

ONE (1) Toyota 212, fully
loaded. CD player, alarm, mag rims.
etc. $1.5 million. Tel. 227-2664.

ONE (1) Toyota 212 stick gear,
CD player $1.9M. Tel. 227-2664.
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6-cylinder, full
flair package and lots of extra.
Must see. Have minor work. Sold
as is $1.1M cash. 647-3000.
225-2503, 225-4631.
MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata sports car, hard and soft
*.. miloaae. Price
top, iuvV ...
negotiable $1'4M. Term
available. Phone 227-7677,
647-3000, 225-2503.
FORD Lincoln limousine,
(Black)- 7-seater. first to arrived
in Guyana. Needs some work.
Sold as is with documents $2.5
million. Tel. 225-4631. 647-

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BMW 325i Convertible -
utomatic, low mileage, leather
:urtain, CD player excellent
conditionn $1.9 million. 227-
7677, 647-3000.
FORD wrecker truck crash
)ar lift bar needs minor work.
Sold as is. Must see. Cash $600
300 277-7677, 647-3000.
nags, music, never in hire. 1 AT
170 Corona private, never work
,ire CD, AC. 1 AT 170 Corona -
int condition, mag, AC, CD. 1
;amry fully loaded, new, mag
and new tyres. 1 Mitsubishi
)ajero big music, crash bar
un roof mags, and big tyres. All
pricess negotiable. Contact
Sfiafeez 220-2047 or 613-

10-10 Hadfield St.
& Eccles H/S
Mr Khan 62.1-9972,

AT 192 CARINA- 'Late PHH.
Norks 8 miles daily and park. 1 -
4-disc plough, 1 trailer. Tel. 254-

ONE (1) 2000 YR model
H-Ionda Civic, fully loaded. 17" mag
ims. DVD $2 million. 227-2664.
ONh motorcycle. HonodaVIZ
250 full flair (like CBR), excellent
condition. Price negotiable. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA 3Y minibus.
ananual, excellent condition -
S575 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 LONG Base RZ minibus -
nusic. mags. late BHH series.
'rice $1 380 000. Contact 626-

series $1 175 000. Call 613-8221,
222-2640. Ask for Sheik.
RAV-4 nice rims, clean look -
S2.5M neg,_ Mark 2 $5M, new
-lilux open back.. 615-8734, 628-
1 Toyota Celica Sports Car,
.-door. automatic, fully powered,
a/c. mag rims. CDplayer. Price -
31.5M. Contact Rocky 225-
1 TOYOTA Single Cab
Hilux, L. H. D., manual,
mmaculate condition. Price -
$1.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
2 AT 170 Toyota Coronas -
full light) automatic, fully
Dowered. a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $875 000
each, neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims. Price -
$1.2M. Contact Rocky -#
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra manual,
fully powered. AC, (flip lights),
immaculate condition. Price -
$675 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400/ 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA HILUX Surf (4 x
4) PHH Series, automatic, fully
Dowered, a/c. mag rims. crash
Dars," fog lamps, CD player,
alarm, sunroof. music set. step
Dar, immaculate condition,
hardly used. 2,2 250 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
P .T 192 CAR'INA
automatic. fully powereJ. /.L
nac rims never in hire. CD
.layer S1.3M neg. Contac',
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
KAWASAKI Ninja ZX600 (cat
ayes). Like new. One owner.
Excellent condition, low mileage.
accessories. 223-1885, 642-3722.1
TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-door
-nanual, 4 x 4, straight six, left hand,
mmaculate condition. Price -
$1.6M. Contact Rocky 225-1400,

192 in excellent
on 6wered, mao ,.CD
layer. Tel.'lN.: 265-3566, 265-
3694------ ......... ....

FOR sale one Toyota Hilux
Double Cab pick up, PGG series.
Call 622-1036 or check at 33/35
Seafield. Leonora.
ONE Nissan pick up, good
working condition. Price $400 000.
Tel. 276-1415, cell 609-9253.
ONE Toyota RZ complete flair
up, recently spray over, excellent
condition $1 350 000 Tel. 220-
4103, Cell 616-0956.
EP 71 TOYOTA Starlet Turbo.
5-speed engine recently redone,
very good condition $750 000.
- 220-4791
ONE Sprinter AE 70 motor car,
PFF series. back wheel drive,
automatic $450 000. Call 231-
Sports type stick gear AC, mags,
music, excellent condition. Contact
CARINA AT 212 fully
powered, fog lamps, mags, PKK
and PHH. like new. 74 Sheriff St.

10-10 Hadfield St
& Eccles H/S
SMr Khan 62_-9907?

1 AT 170 Carina PGG series
automatic, fully powered, mags. Tel.
# 627-3438 price $850 000 neg.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 mrniles.
Vehicle never registered $2.3M.
Call 225-2611.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact 616-
3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
ONE NISSAN Laurel (Medalist).
mag rims, P/W, P/S $575 000
neg. Tel. 265-2103, 613-5111.

2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both automatic,
fully powered, excellent
condition. Tel. 626-7452.
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
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, long 17 feet tray, AC, 15 B
engine, new from Japan. 74 Sheriff
St. 226-9109.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
good condition. CD/Tape player.
bubble tray, dual air bag. mag nms,
etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 20-7416.
SALE! SALE! Just arrived
Toyota Carinas AT 192 & Toyota
Carinas 212. Excellent prices.
Tel. # 662-9400. 254-0526 after
6. pm. .
1 DUMP truck, 1 water tender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder all
are in good working condition. For
more information Contact: 264-
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3 tons
vibrating roller. All in good working
conditions. Call 623-3404. 222-
2 RZ mini bus, 1 EFI 6 lug long
base, excellent conditioii, next to
new. mags. music, spoiler cat eye,
crystal. Contact Dhannie. 269-0258,
269-0453, 661-2878.

10-10 Hadfield St.
& Eccles H/S
Mr Khan 671-997?

I AT 212 Toyota Carina, 1 NISSAN Serena (mini van)
1 AT 212 Toyota Carina. fully loaded, (hardly used).
excellent condition, DVD, mag ms. automatic, fully powered. dual
sun roof, spoiler, AC, etc. Call 618- sun roof, AC, sliding door. Price -
3352..... ..................................... $2,9M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1 TOYOTA T-100 Pick up, 1400 or 621-5902.
excellent condition, fully powered, 1 TOYOTA RAV 4
automatic, GKK series, 17" mags, (immaculate condition) -
AC, deck lamp. Tel. 624-1160. automatic, fully powered. AC,
1 4 X 4 Toyota Surf, 1 AE 100 chrome mag rims. crash bar. CD.
1 4 X 4 Toyota Surf, 1 AE 100 Price $3. 2M. Contact Rocky -
Sprinter, 1 AE 91 Corolla Wagon, 1 # 225-1400 or 621-5902.
SV 40 Camry, 2 RZ minibus. Call
Mathura 645-6288. 231-0555. 1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
--.. ..... ... ... (2-door), Turbo (PG G
ONE AT 190 Corona auto. series) manual, fully
fully loaded, mags. etc. One AE 100 powered AC, CD player,
Marino auto. fully powered, etc. alarm. Price $800 000.
Tel. 270-4465, 642-6159. Contact Rocky # 225-1400
.AT-.21 &. ... or 621-5902.
AT212 & 192 CARINAS, AT
110 & 100 Corolla, Mitsubishi ONE 9-seater Toyota
Pajero JR. Toyota Pick up Sinale minibus, BEE series $160 000
Extra Cab, Tel. 227-2834. 621-6037. n-g 1 Suzuki Swift $1.6M $250
000, 1 Nissan pick up $550 000.
1 NISSAN Stanza- excellent Contact 626-9077, 664-9040.
condition, mag rims, stereo 1 TOYOTA 4x4 music, crash
system. Price $650 000. Contact bar, foot step, visor $2.2M neg, 1
612-1450. 218-4295 AE 100 Sprinter, mags. CD Player,
spoiler AC ^1.150 M neg. Contact
Dhannie 269-0258, 269-0453,
:7 U 661-2878.
1 AT 212 CARINA, PKK Series
SS1.6M neg., 1 RAV-4 C/rimTs, bars,
etc, in excellent cond. $2.8M neg.
S I J Unique Auto Sales 227-3551,
. PJJ Toyota Hilux Suri 4x4, fully
'.powered. AC, automatic, CD, mri-y
in imm ni ,late condition t. I
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-1141,

10-10 Hd d i LA;D Rover Dibcoery gas.
S -10 H it ;.:.n?'matii', VW D, fully' powered. duia!
'mrIn oo ',eats. CD changqci
" '71Y "~ .... hr~Immact;'a r'. ndition -4 Sheriff St.
'MrKhn,,,62,3 3,22 TOYOTA Corolla AE 91, Corolla
1 HONDA CRV Jeep, PKK AE 100, Carina AT170. Carina AT
series iBlue) with accessories. 192, Corona AT 170, Carina AA 60,
Contact Mr. & Mrs Edwards. Tel. Carina Wagon. Contat City Tayi
# 231-0336, 625-3898. Service- 226-7150.
AT 170 CORONA EFI. BUYING/solling or renting. For
excellent condition; 2 AT 192 more information, call 227-3877,
Carina EFI, fully powered. 644-0709. One Toyota Mark 11 -
Tel. 222-29.Q., 641 821. $1.9M, One Turbo SarleI $1.41
S6 0 "0 neg., otielancer- i, ,-
ONE AA 60Ca 'i; 21'2 $1."M. -
excellent"worikjhg con eees ....
body work; tape deck, t e. .... .ONE AT .170 excellent
6f7-40 3!'2'';'"-236. condition EFI, PW, CD, EQ, AC,

Amp., spoiler, mag rims, automatic,
etc. Price $850 000 neg. Tel. 616-
2069, 616-9736 anytime.
2002 HONDA Civic V-Tech, fully
loaded, leather interior JBL audio
surround system, 17" mag rims, dual
air bag, abs, alarm system, fog
lamps, crystal lights. Call 613,0613.
BMW 2003 model $5.5M,
Toyota Glanza, immaculate
condition $1.8M, Lancer Cedia,
2003 model $2.5M neg; Vehicles
never registered. Call Vizion Auto
Sales 225-2611.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT 192
Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry, AE 91
Corolla Wagon. Owner leaving
country. Call # 645-6288, 231-0555.
All prices neg.
TOYOTA Altezza/Lexus IS200
- fully loaded and race tuned.
Tiptronic (transmission), 17" rihns,
low mileage ($3.1M neg.), Tel. 629-
2404, 227-0019, Ask for Seaton.
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car. EFI,
mags, automatic. Excellent
condition. Price $700,000. 1 Nissan
FB 13 Stick Gear $500,000. Call:
ONE Black Toyota (first owner)
- 4 x 4 Pick up (big foot) with the
works. Immaculate condition. Tel.
Leonard, 226-6527, 623-7242 -
Tennessee Night Club.
TOYOTA Townace small bus
12-seater, good condition Priced
to go $600 000. Contact 35
Seaforth St., Civille. Phone 231-
1271, Cell 610-2037, Hyneter_
1 AT 192 Canna fully loaded,
mag rims. AC. alarm, CD Player,
price $1.9M negotiable. One new
model 212 Carina 17-inch spinning
nins. DVD player. HID kid alarm, etc.
Price $2.9M neg. Contact Orin -
ONE (1) Mitsubishi Pajero
motor jeep year 2000, 1830cc. low
mileage, 5 seats PJJ series, fully
loaded with grilled bars. etc. Best
price ever. Owner leaving country.
Contact Volton or Ara at 623-7821
or 623-5625 anytime or 223-0084
after 18:00 hrs or 6 pm.
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. 227-1845 Mon. -
Fri.., 229-6253.
TOYOTA Starlet EP 71
Turbo, Toyota Tundra $45M,
GR Saloon Mark 11, mint
condition $1 050 000, AT 170
Carina $800 000, AE 91
Burgundy- fully powered- $775
000, 650, Nissan Laurel 3ht (3)
4 x 4 Land Cruiser $2M, (1)
Canter (3)-ton enclose Mitsubishi
- $1 150 000. (4) 500 4x4 Honda
bike $3.4M, (1) jet boat $49M.
Shawn 218-1014. 618-7483.
RECENT shipment from
Japan/Singapore Toyota
Corollas NZE 121 2002
models $1.8M each, BMW -
$1.6M, Toyota Corona GLI -
$1.2M, Honda Civic $1.3M.
Honda City i .5M, Mitsubishi
Lancer 1998 $1,2M,
Mitsubishi Lancer 2002 -
$1.8M. Toyota Soluna -
$1.1M, Suzuki Wagon R 0800
000, Mazda H2 2003 model -
$1.9M, Mitsubishi Galant -
$1.3M, Mitsubishi Toppo
(1000cc) $1M. All vehicles come
with leather interior. CD player,
changer, low .,. . alarm
systems, alloy wheels, etc. All
prices are negotiable and quoted
on the wharf. Let uL order
vehicles directly trom Japan and
Singapore and save you money!
Contact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245, 628-4179.
210 PRE'MIO :'-mna,
Mitsubishi Laricei. 2 12 cannra,
AT 192 Carin '\E 110 Co '..
& Sprinter AF '. p: i
Corolla. G Tourinn- loUr-ino
Wagoi., A' i t Ciina i,
Corona bus, E-i & C.'t:)r Long
and Short Baseo BHH Series)
Town Ace & Lio Ace I ,.
tip & gear. 4-Runnel
enclosed and ope-n back CRV
& RAVA-4 (PHH series).
Mitsubishi Galant excellent
condition and Honda Civic.
Pete's Auto Sale, Lot 02
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown.( behind Brickdan
Cathedral, Sb6th into Geqrbe
Street:. Tel. 226-995 ,.'231-
7432, '226-5546.

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
conditioner, excellent, power
mirrors, fully 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 Hux Double Cab YN 107,
LN 107. LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single Cab
- LN 106, Toyota Hilux Surf- RZN
185 YN 130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E. FE6387EV,
Toyota Canrina- AT 192. AT 212.
Toyota Marino AE 100, Toyota
Vista AZV 50, Honda CRV R01,
Toyota RAV 4, ZCA26, ACA21, SXA
11, Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15.
Toydta Mak 2 GX 100. Lancer CK 2A,
Toyota Corona Premio AT 210,
Toyota Hiace Diesel KZH110.
Mitsubishl Cad- Lancer SC2A Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd.. Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-8953,
226-1973. 227-3185, Fax. 227-
3185. We give you the best
cause you deserve the best.

stationed in Republic Park. Call
ONE live-in Maid to work in
G/town, between age 35 and 50.
Reasonable wage offered. Tel.
LEE'S Snackette, opposite
Public Hospital. One female Cook
to make puri, egg ball. Call 231-
TRUCK Driver and Porter for
Leyland DAF dump truck. Tel. #
226-5588, 614-7568, 646-8343.
Mechanics to work in the Interior.
Attractive salary. Call 223-5273/4.
Mechanics to work in the Interior.
Attractive salary. Call 223-5273/4.

(Without driver)
For long term lease,
Paying $3 500 per day.

Cashiers and Cook. Apply at
Survival, 16 Duncan St. &
Vlissengen Road.
ONE three-bedroom
apartment. rent between $25 000
- $40 000. Call Mala on 226-9542.
CASHIER. Apply in person with
application to Camboat, 76 Sheriff
St. Tel. 641-1998, 646-5888.
WANTED one general
Domestic. Preferable from East
Bank Demerara. Call 233-2738.
ONE enclosed minivan or
liaht truck, diesel with automatic
transmission. Call Lawrence -
Creole, preferably male and
House Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
WANTED Technician.
refrigeration, air-condition.
electrical, electronic. Call 225-
4822, 231-3547.

AND GET THE BEST PRICES ON no cooking, person living near
DUTY FREE VEHICLES. FULL Friendship, EBD. Contact Shiv
MARAJ AUTO SALES, 207 Drive Nandy Park. EBD, 1 Cleaner.
SHERIFF AND SIXTH STREETS, Apply 18 & 23 Eccles Industrial Site,
CAMPBELLVILLE. 226-4939. A EBD. ______
TRUST Pete's Video Club. Lot 2 George
St.. G/town. Computer literate.
Contact Manager, between 20
and 30 yrs.
CALL 231-6355. work in the Packaging Section of
New Line Aqua farm. Tel. 624-
1 MAID FOR DOMESTIC 9155. 613-3492. 621-6214.
WORK. CALL 650-0655.
TO work in the Interior (1) one
WAITRESS. CONTACT BABY, Diesel Mechanic. Must have
1B SHELL ROAD, KITTY knowledge of Cat excavators &
Perkins engine. Interested persons
1 LIVE-IN DOMFSTIC, can contact tel.#(s) 622-7963.626-
40-50 YEARS. TELEPHONE 6909 & 225-2535.
642.-8781 ............................................... 1 DRIVER between 25 and
2 BOYS to work in Canteen in 40 yrs. Must have secondary
G'town. Call 231-6982. education, 2 yrs. working
.. LIVE........ ........ ... experience. Apply to Pete's Real
1 LIVE in Domestic 25 35 yrs. Estate and Company, Lot 2
Tel. 222-.4890 or 626-3200 George St.. Werk-en-Rust. G/
3674/622-2442. RUIMVELDT PARK $6.9< or
INE THENTERIOR TE. 2x 67' in gated compound S5.93M.
IN THEINTERIOR. TEL223-1609, 6 lots $3M each and 5 lots.
777-4126, property & rice mill CranenLa
LABOURERS. Watchman. Union $45M, 15 acres Canal No.
Apply to Dalip Tradinq Ltd., 11- 14 1 $11.75M, HIGHWAY LANDS
Broad St. farming, resort, sand pit
Broad St. residence. LBi $2.4M, Atlantic
A HIRE CAR DRIVER TO Gardens S6.9M. Campbellville
WORK CAR AROUND $10.75M. Lamaha Gardenm.
GEORGETOWN AT TAXI $14.75M, Cummings St $i ,1 I
SERVICE 641-2284 FRIENDSHIP water front, Be5:
Hive double lot S6.75M.
DISPATCHER & Drivers to Melanie S4.75M, Non Parie
work in Taxi Service. Tel. 225- $1.75M. Property $4.75. Tel:
5075. 225-73.4. 226-8148. 625-1624.
i ,a i i : .. o COMMERC i,' i
H iact 6sn 1s lt 1 :. I .,11,, ,"'
H -iw a',. rC t.ici 62; : c d s ,
1 LIVE-IN Domestic 30 to byers6/tenant TEL 226-E1482
40 years old. irom country area. .. .
Tel. 2231-07 a CERTIFIED Hairdresser MJst

|CONDUCTOR & rivr for be experienced. Apply Lot 162
Route 40 bus MNDULstOR & rhaver Garnett St.. Newtown. Kitty Tel.
phRoute 40 bus Must3434e a cell 227-5743. 227-7180. 623-7238&
45909. EXPERIENCED curry cooks.
VVANTED- Bar irls. Apply counter servers. Apply in person
Joc's Pool Ba.r 318 Middle Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
Street,4p.G/Burg or Call 616- r t. o w'a.
9900. 7' _,__.I .
USE.' car radios and persoth it nen
anltenf.' Tr'b i's'To' .". CummBish 'Stnreet, AlbeI
Cummings Street, Albe .


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MYO League Docol

Under-15 softball results

IMTIAZ Hack cracked an un-
beaten 82 to engineer his
team Leonora Youths to a
comfortable 55-run win over
Raiders in the final prelimi-
nary round of the Muslim
Youth Organisation League
Docol 15-over softball cricket
competition on the West
Coast of Demerara.
Hack hammered five sixes
and four fours as his team gal-
loped to 165 for one at the ex-
piration of the 15 overs. Riders

1 LIVE-IN Domestic preferably
from country area 25 35 yrs. Apply
in person to 12 Fort St., Kingston.
For further details call 226-1377.
Apply in person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St. G/
town. 9 -11am.
MATURE middle aged
individual to work in separate store.
Secondary Education essential.
Accommodation can be provided
if required. Call 226-9810, after 5
Cashiers, Waiters, Cleaners,
Kitchen Assistants. Handyaoys.
Apply in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant. 5 Commerce St., G/
town, 9 am 11 am.
ONE part-time computer
literate female to work from home,
Must have a computer. Good
salary. Contact Tel. 225-1206, 628-
7249. Email: sharonxs@nyc.rr.con
ONE Barman, one able-
bodied Security, one day shift
Handyman and one female
Supervisor to over look and
manage a business. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242 Leonard.
10 QUALITY male and female
guards from East Bank for regular
security work. Contact RK's Security
Services, 125 Regent Road,
URGENTLY wanted -1 Office
Clerk with general computer skills.
1 application, 1 recommendation,
2 passport size pictures, 1 Police
Clearance at a Hotel 227 South
Rd., Lacytown. G/town. #226-2852,

in their turn at the crease
crumbled for 110 all out in 12
Jitendra Kishore was also in
the runs feast, hitting an enter-
taining 66 (four sixes and three
fours). When Riders batted no
one was up to the task, as Sheik
Samad took three for 34 from
his allotted three overs.
Scores in other matches:
Rangers defeated Firecrew XI
by 37 runs. Rangers 112 all out:
Satraz Karim 32; Rohan

TO work in garment factory.
Trimmers, packers, porters (must
have primary education). One (1)
experienced Driver (must have a
valid Driver's Licence & a Police
Clearance). Age requirement 20 yrs.
and over. Apply in person between
2 and 3:30 pm at 22 Austin Street,
Campbellville Georgetown.
LIVE-IN staff to do clerical work
from East Berbice & West Essequibo
minimum qualification English &
Mathematics, Grades 1 to 3.
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Balkissoon 4-15. Firecrew XI in
reply. 75 all out: Narine
Balkissoon 28; Krishnadat
Persaud 5-9.
Hustlers XI beat La Grange
United by 48 runs: Hustlers XI
121-5 Mohaied Tahir 32; La
Grange United in reply 73 all
out Extras 32; Junior George 3-
15.Ruimzeight humbled
Cornelia Ida East by 107 runs:
Ruimzeight 155-3: Mahendra
Chaitram 73. Cornelia Ida 48 all
out, extras 29; Keeran Ramana
Reform XI conquered Gas
XI by a massive 117-run mar-
gin. Reform XI 200-8 Avinash
Shardanandan 82*, Zaheer
Haniff 2; Amar Persaud 2-30.
Gas XI in reply 83 all out:
Persaud 32; Wasim Rahaman 4-
8 (hat-trick inclusive).
Grantville hammered La Jal-
ousie Estate by an emphatic
nine wickets. La Jalousie Estate
90 all out: Rajendra Harrynarine
24; Khemraj Arjune 3-7.
Grantville XI in reply 91-1
Tyrone Seenarine 40*, Zaheer
Talukdar 25*.
Gas XI in their second
match made 78 all out against
Rocky XI. Bowling for Rocky
XI Ramotar Ramroop took 5-
7, Rambharose Beharry 2-6.
Rocky XI in reply, 79-0: Azad

Azeez 55*.
Cornelia Ida West Undertak-
ers XI inflicted a second defeat
on Firecrew XI by four runs.
Cornelia Ida West Undertakers
XI 141-6 Zaheer Abbas 53;
Samuel Felix 2-28; Firecrew XI
in reply, 137 all out: Rohan
Singh 33, Felix 21; Steve
Tameshwar 3-17.
Anna Catherina Sports Club
(ACSC XI) overcame Riders XI
of Parika by one wicket: Riders
120 all out Rawle John 38;
Sancho Bissoon 3-15. ACSC in
reply, 121-9: Ramnarine Seeram
35*; Mukesh Persaud 2-21.
Rangers XI got a walkover from
La Grange United.
Meanwhile, four quarter-fi-
nal matches are set for today at
the various venues.
Leonora Youths tackle
Hustlers at 09:00 h with
Pritipaul George and Lalta
Narine in charge while at
12:00 h, Rocky IX take on
Grantville XI with the same
two umpires doing duty. At
09:00 h at the Meten-Meer-
Zorg ground, Ruimzeight XI
will tackle Reform XI with
Rano and Ganga Persaud call-
ing play while at 12:00 h,
Rangers XI will oppose ACSC
with Gavin Douglas and Altaj
Allirajah officiating.

T&T going all out for...

(From page 30)

Wilson Road Recreation Ground in Penal.
Sebastien noted though, that this was a great opportunity for
the younger players to show their worth.
"We are short of three seasoned players Devon Smith, Darren
Sammy and Liam Sebastien," Sebastien said.
"Apart from Rawl Lewis and Deighton Butler, no one is over
the age of 25. It is a great chance for the younger ones to step up
and cement a place in the team. We will be going all out for a win
to move away from the bottom of the table."
The two teams rounded off preparations with net and
physical sessions at the National Cricket Centre at Balmain,
Couva, yesterday.
Play starts at 10:00 h.
T&T Daren Ganga (captain). Adrian Barath, Gibran
Mohammed. Jason Mohammed. Darren Bravo. Kieron Pollard. Ri-
chard Kelly. Dave Mohammed, Amit Jaggernauth. Ravi Rampaul.
Sanjiv Gooljar, Theodore Modeste, Mervyn Dillon. Sherwin Ganga.
William Perkins; Manager Omar Khan; Coach David Williams.
WINDWARD ISLANDS: Rawl Lewis (captain), Heron
Campbell, Andre Fletcher, Denis George, Roland Etienne,
Hyron Shallow, Miles Bascombe, Deighton Butler, Kenroy Pe-
ters, Liam Sebastien, Jean Paul, Alvin La Feuille, Mervyn
Matthew, Linden James, Ezekiel Francis. Manager Lockhart
Sebastien. Coach Ian Allen.
Umpires Kaso Dowlath & Clyde Duncan.

Serena inspired by...
(From back page)

81st in the rankings.
"Usually I write, 'look at the ball. move forward. do this, do
thai.' Today I just had one word.
"Every changeover I looked at it and I just thought of how
happy she would have been. how much she always supported nme.
"I just thought about what an amazing sister she was to
"I uist said, 'Screna. this has to be motivating. This has to he
mnore than enough to motivate mle' and I Ihink it was."
Williams broke down in t-ars (during yesterday's prcsen-
:t',:n c-eremony as she dedicated her win to Yetunde.
Slhe also explained why she was unable to talk about her sister
the I;s tlime she iriiumphed here in 2005.
"It was definitely too raw then. I couldn't even get one ii ord
about her then. My sister was the viltimate human being, she
was so nice. Nicest person you'll over meet. ...........
1 told myself. cqqouple of daystago that if I win this event,
this would be for Iter." ,.-.' ,' ..............

Rooney wins it for United...

(From page 31)
hooked back out by Mendes.
The irony of the clearance will not have been lost on
United fans.
In January 2005. Mendes, then at Spurs, hit a stunning shot
from around the halfway line. the ball was spilled by Roy Carroll
and crossed a metre over the line before being scooped back by
the then United keeper.
That league game at Old Trafford finished 0-0. triggering one of
the biggest talking points of the season.
This time, United were out of luck and their fortune did not
improve when a superb volley by on-loan Swedish striker Henrik
Larsson was narrowly ruled out for offside.

United's domination was finally rewarded with Rooney's
double, the second strike a fantastic chip by the England striker
from outside the area that left keeper David James stranded.
United manager Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports: "I'm just glad
to win the game because it would have been a real kick in the teeth
if we had lost that given the fact that we had two goals disal-
It was a very different affair at Ashton Gate, where
Middlesbrough could easily have made a shock exit.
Boro, 2-0 up at the break through Nigerian Yakubu
Aiyegbeni and Malcolm Christie, looked to be cruising until
Richard Keogh pulled one back in the 53rd minute and
midfielder Scott Murray levelled six minutes later.
City manager Gary Johnson told Sky Sports: "We came back
from the dead ... (but) the boys are a bit disappointed that we
haven't nicked it in the end.
"We played okay in the first half without creating winning foot-
ball, as we say, but we played that winning football in the second
half and caused a real problem."
Boro manager Gareth Southgate said: "The players are very dis-
appointed. Bristol punished us, they deserved a draw it's their
day today. But we live to fight another day ... it's a good lesson for
Four second division clubs reached Monday's fifth-round draw
after wins for Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End, Ipswich Town
and Derby County. Norwich City were held 1-1 by third division
Fourth round action continues today with four ties, includ-
ing Chelsea against Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at home
to Bolton Wanderers.

(From back page)

sultation was pivotal in mov-
ing sport forward and to un-
derstand better what associa-
tions were doing.
He recalled how the Olym-
pics began and highlighted the
United Nations emphasis on
-"Why should we not place
emphasis on sport'?"
The minister pointed out
that sport today was much
more than recreation, having
become an "athletic contest"
in the 19th century.
He outlined important roles
sport had in education, public
health, sustainable develop-
ment, achieving equality (includ-
ing gender equality and empow-
erment of women) and peace.
Dr Anthony said the ses-
sion was the springboard for
several workshops with various
stakeholders that would be done
between this month and March.
with a dralf document coming
in April.
There will be a
finalisation workshop in May
anId in lune. a five-year Sport
Strategic Plan will be out.
1013i National Operation',
Specialist I'hillp Walcottll made
al prcsciitalion lfor the ministry
on strategic, plannin g.
lle disclosed Ithatl the plan
\wV;s being dlone so Ithat govern-
incnt could access a UIS$ 10 mil-
lion loan Ironm hlie Intcr-Aimri-
Scan Developmuent Bank (10B3)
for youth .ad. spoqrlt evelop-
. .I,,,,.......-.,- . .. ;\ -"

Walcott said the bank was
working on pilot projects in
Guyana, Haiti and Paraguay,
to improve the quality of life
of disadvantaged youths
through sport.
He noted that associations
ended up operating on an event
by event basis, pointing out that
the process was as important as
the product in strategic plan-
Walcott said associations
have to look at resources in
hand, fundraising and partner-
ship help, then analyse where
they were. what direction they
wanted to take and get an action
President of the Guyana
Football Federation (GFF)
Colin Klass lauded the ven-
ture and the presentations,
saying it was much needed,
but wanted a policy state-
Klass said one core
policy that was in place ir.
the past was for the release
of athletes who were called to
national duties.
Public Relations Officer
(PRO) of the Guyana Cricket
Board Terry Holder said a
longer period than five years
should he considered, then fit in
the live-.icari plans to get to the
bigger goal.
Members were later re-
cruited for committees on
Sport and Education. Sport
and Conmmuinrity, Sport and
Management and to examine
ill aspects o' thlie 'ea', iiclud-


r' m~ -.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007 "

Ag o


Unstoppable Serena shatters

Sharapova to capture third crown

... dedicates win to slain

By Pritha Sarkar

MELBOURNE, Australia
-(Reuters) Never one to do
things by the book, Serena
Williams dramatically tore
up the script yesterday to
bring top seed Maria
Sharapova to her knees and
capture a third Australian
Open tennis crown.
Comeback queen Williams
demonstrated that she still be-
longed among the elite as she
annihilated Sharapova 6-1, 6-2
to win her eighth grand slam tro-
The American had entered
the tournament ranked 81st in
the world, but made it look like
a mathematical error with her
brutal 63-minute destruction of
a shell-shocked Sharapova.
Down on bended knee,
Williams fired a crunching
backhand angled winner to
seal the match and immedi-
ately sent her racquet flying
out of her hand as she fell
flat on her back in her mo-
ment of triumph.
Holding her head in her
hands in disbelief, she got back
on her feet and began leaping
around the court. In fact she
could barely stand still as she
performed an impromptu jig be-
fore mouthing the words "Hey
dad, thanks for the advice".
But once she hugged the
trophy the tears started rolling
down her cheeks as she dedi-
cated the win to her sister who
was shot dead in Los Angeles in

"I would like to dedicate
this win to my sister, who is
not here, her name is Yetunde,"
Williams said her voice cracking
with emotion.
"I just love her so much.
A couple of days ago I said if
I win this it will be for her so
thanks Yetunde," added Wil-
liams, who will climb to 14th
in the world tomorrow.
Williams had proved she
still possessed an appetite for
winning big titles by trampling
over five seeds in the run-up to
the final. Yesterday she claimed
the biggest one of them all.
She became the third lowest
ranked woman to win a major
since the inception of rankings
and only the second unseeded
woman to win the Australian
crown in the professional era af-
ter Chris O'Neil achieved the
feat in 1978.
It was the most lopsided
women's final here since
Steffi Graf beat Arantxa
Sanchez-Vicario for the loss
of just two games in 1994.
"You can never underesti-
mate her, not many people ex-.

pected her to reach the final but
I did; she's an amazing cham-
pion," said Sharapova, who was
looking to become the first Rus-
sian woman to win in
"I look forward to playing
here many more times and win-
ning a few more games I hope."
Two weeks ago, no one


from yet another injury.

Her trophy cabinet had not
had any new additions since she
won the last of her titles in
Melbourne Park two years ago.
Even Williams had acknowl-
edged: "I don't think anyone
thought I would get this far ex-

Serena Williams of the U.S. and Russia's Maria Sharapova
shake hands after Williams won the women's final match
at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne,
yesterday. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

gave Williams a chance to reach
the second week, let alone the
She played only 16 matches
in 2006. Until arriving in Hobart
earlier this month, no one had
seen her on a tennis court for
four months as she recuperated

cept me and my mom."
She and her mom proved
to be astute soothsayers.
Just as Goran Ivanisevic had
defied the odds to win the 2001
Wimbledon crown ranked 125th
in the world, Serena earned her
place alongside some of tennis's


In loving memory of
my dear mother .,.
formerly of East St,')
S/C'burg, who
passed away on
January 26, 2000.

It's just six years since my beloved
mother passed away
Even death is not unkind
When living love is left behind

Sadly missed by her sons: Lloyd, Lawrence, alk
Bonny; Christina Lawrence, Yvonne Glasgow,
Andrew, Cheryl Glasgow, Mathild Hinds, Lloydie
Jnr., Melinda,
i ) The O'neil family, the Hinds family (
(S And all other relatives and friends.

most memorable comeback art-
"When I'm playing well,
it's difficult for anyone to beat
me because I have a unique
style. Tennis is what I was born
to do," said the 25-year-old.
While Sharapova was the
bookmakers' favourite for the
title, Williams had the crowd on
her side.
Her steely temperament
was on show from the start as
she left Sharapova reeling by
ominously charging to a 5-0
The Russian looked like her
feet had been super-glued to the
Rebound Ace surface as she
failed to produce a winner until
the sixth game of the first set.
When she did, she smashed
the ball straight into Williams's
body. A fired-up Williams
warned: "You'll pay for that."
She was true to her word.
The Russian, who had
come within two points of de-
feat in her opening match,
changed her racquet after being
broken in the first game of the
second set but to little avail.
Drizzle meant the roof over
Rod Laver Arena had been
closed for the match but a de-
spondent Sharapova could have
done with the rain washing
away her humiliation.
Williams brought up match
point by unleashing two thun-
derbolt deliveries and before
Sharapova knew what had hit
her, it was all over.
It was a performance that
won the 25-year-old a cool
$989 189 but to Williams, it
was priceless.

Our beloved IRIS LEUNG nee HUGH
passed away peacefully on January 20, 2007 in "g
Florida, formerlyofStewartville, WCD S .,.
She was the wife of the lale Edward Francis Leung
She is survived by her six children, Errol Leung. '
Pamela Oliver, Peggy Dipchand. Patrick Leung,. ,!.
Eton Leung and Eleanor Lalpjie
The funeral of the late IRIS LEUNG took place 6n
January 24, 2007, at 1pm at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens.
A special thank you to Dr. Keith Meyers and the staff of
.... Hospice of PBC.

WILLIAMS: In cherished
and everlasting memory
of our beloved
Fifth Street, -. ( I .
Alberttown who was
,called to higher --.
service on January
30, 2006. A
1 have a place in
heaven J-
Please don't sing sad
songs forme
Forget your grief and
For I am in a perfect place
away from pain and tears
I'm far from hunger and hurt .. 4.-.'.
and want and pride ,, .. .
Ihaveaplaceinheaven ..*',-''.
With the Masteratmyside
Mylife on earth wasverygood ,, ;
As earthlylivescango "t-11 ,
But paradise is so much more *
Than anyone can know '"
Myheartis filled with happiness
and sweet rejoicing too
To walk with God is perfect peace
Ajoy forever new
Sadly missed and will ever be remembered by his:
relatives and friends. May his soul rest in peace.


Ulita Anthony

Sunrise: August 21, 1939

Sunset: January 30, 2006

Love never dies

Your laughter will remain

Here in our hearts always

To ease away our pain

We miss you so much dear

But we've learnt to smile again

Love never dies

Remembered by her
daughters, mother, sisters,
brothers, nieces, nephews.
cousins, other relatives and
m, ny friends.

28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 28, 2007


Kaneria strikes twice to

keep Pakistan hopes alive

By Telford Vice
CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(Reuters) Leg-spinner Dan-
ish Kaneria struck twice be-
fore the close to keep alive
Pakistan's hopes of winning
the deciding third Test
against South Africa yester-
South Africa, chasing 161
to win, were 36 for two at
the end of the second day,
Kaneria taking two for two in
2.1 overs.
Earlier, Pakistan were
bowled out for 186 in their
second innings. Fast bowler
Dale Steyn was the chief de-
stroyer, finishing with three

for 47.
The pitch offered pace,
bounce, movement off the seam
and turn and challenged all the
The hosts, resuming their
first innings on 131 for five,
lost five wickets for 52 runs
in 14 overs.
Wicketkeeper Mark
Boucher cracked five fours
and two sixes in an unbeaten
40, sharing a useful stand of
43 with Steyn (three) for the
ninth wicket.
Kaneria claimed three for
44 while paceman
Mohammed Sami picked up
three for 53.

Pakistan then lost an early
wicket when Steyn prompted
Mohanunad Hafcez to slash a
catch to backward point
Ashwell Prince on 10.

Steyn also trapped Imran
Farhat lbw for 13 before fast
bowler Makhaya Ntini had
Younis Khan caught behind
by Boucher for a duck.
Andrew 'Iall then bowled
Mohammad Yousuf for 18 off
his pads with an inswinger. It
was only the 17th time in 126
Test innings the Pakistan
strokeplayer had been

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Hall followed up by having
top-scorer Yasir Hameed
smartly caught by Prince at
backward point for 35.
Pakistan slumped to 111


for six before tea when Kamran
Akmal pushed forward to left-
arm spinner Paul Harris and
was stumped for six.
Steyn had Inzamam-ul-
Haq caught behind for 22
before Shahid Nazir and
Sami halted the slide with
a stand of 55 for the eighth
wicket, only the third half-
century partnership of the

The stand was ended
when Jacques Kallis had
Nazir caught behind for 27.
In his next over, Kallis had
Sami caught on the pull by
mid-wicket Hashim Amla for
Kaneria, though, kept ev-
eryone guessing about the
eventual outcome of the
match with two quick wick-
ets in South Africa's second

PAKISTAN first innings 157
(M.Yousuf 83; M.Ntini 4-44, J.Kallis 4-
South Africa first innings 131-5 o/n)
B.Dippenaar Ibw b M.Asif 0
G.Smith c Inzamam-ul-Haq
b S.Nazir 64
H.Amla c K.Akmal b M.Asif 2
J. Kallis c K.Akmal b M.Sami 28
A. Prince c Y.Hameed
b D.Kaneria 19
A. de Villiers b D.Kaneria 11
P. Harris c Y.Khan b M.Asif 1
M. Boucher not out 40
A.Hall c K.Akmal b D.Kaneria 4
O.Steyn run-out (Y.Khan) 3
M.NtinilbwbM.Sami 0
Extras: (b-4, lb-4, nb-2, w-1) 11
Total: (all out, 53 overs) 183
Fall of wickets: 1-0,2-12,3-92,4-107,
Bowling: Mohammad Asif 16-2-53-3
(nb-2, w-1), Mohammad Sami 9-1-41-
2, Shahid Nazir 8-0-37-1, Danish
Kaneria 20-6-44-3.
PAKISTAN second innings
M.Hafeez c Prince b Steyn 10
I.Farhat Ibw b Stevn 13

Boeta Dippenaar, on three,
was first to go when he looped
an attempted sweep to keeper
Kaneria then struck
again, trapping
nightwatchman Harris lbw
for a duck with a flipper.
Captain Graeme Smith
batted aggressively, scoring
33 not out in 34 balls and
hitting six fours.

Y.Hameed c Prince b Hall 35
Y.Khan c Boucher b Ntini 0
M.YousufbHall 18
Inzamam-ul-Haq c Boucher
b Steyn 22
K.Akmal stp. Boucher b Harris 6
M.Sami c Amla b Kallis 31
S.Nazir c Boucher b Kallis 27
D.Kaneria not out 1
M.Asif c Prince b Harris 6
Extras: (b-6, lb-2, nb-4, w-5) 17
Total: (all out, 51.2 overs) 186
Fall of wickets: 1-17,2-28,3-44,4-83,
5-92, 6-111,7-121,8-176.
Bowling: Ntini 10-2-41-1, Steyn 13-3-
47-3 (nb-4), Kallis 7-0-36-2 (w-5), Hall
7-1-23-2, Harris 14.2-31-2.
SOUTH AFRICA second innings
G. Smith not out 33
B. Dippenaar c K.Akmal
b D.Kaneria 3
P. Harris Ibw b D.Kaneria 0
Total: (for2wkts, 11.1 overs) 36
Fall of wickets: 1-30,2-36,
Bowling: Mohammad Asif 5-1-19-0,
Shahid Nazir 3-0-15-0, Danish
Kaneria 2.1-0-2-2, Mohammad
Hafeez 1-1-0-0.

Q*esion or pafte

3 wiktfallin togay

By Telford Vice

CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(Reuters) Pakistan coach
Bob Woolmer questioned the
quality of the pitch after 32
wickets fell in the first two

days of the deciding ihird l'est
against South Africa.
Soilth Africa. \\h noi ccl 1
il \\in W. i cr i F>r x\\)o 1 lhicir
'coil il ini s 1 sm u nlll]i s i'.-i
;'i pilch, bare. both endsi
,antd raIsi du il t i i liddle. hasi
Io\i\ 1: 11 a real proImC ollerilln,
plnilly or f ,ounce 'Indil unlii for
ill the io\\'l is.
"'!t'"t-itvi>-o wickets in

two days means it's either
extremely bad batting, won-
derful bowling, or there's
something slightly wrong
with the pitch." Woolmer told
a news conference.
"In my time as South Afri-
can coach I never saw a pitch
behave like this. I wouldn't say
it's a minefield, but it certainly
is not one of the best pitches
produced at Newlands over the
past 10 or 15 years."
Woolmer remained hopeful
that Pakistan could win the

match, which would make them
the first side from the Asian
sub-continent to capture a Test
series in South Africa.
"South Africa are
favourites, but we would be
stupid to come here and
think we've lost the game,"
Woolmer said.
Paceman Dale Steyn, who
took three for 47 in Pakistan's
second innings of 186, said:
"The pitch is doing a bit, ob-i
viously, but it makes for good:

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Samuels, Lara spur Windies to three-wicket win

CHENNAI, India (CMC) -
Marion Samuels fell two
runs short of a hundred and
captain Brian Lara ham-
mered a typically fluent half-
century but West Indies were
forced to survive some anx-
ious moments at the end be-
fore pulling off a three-
wicket victory over India in
their third One-Day Interna-
tional of the four-match se-
ries yesterday.
The right-handed Samuels
fell for 98 while Lara scored a
polished 83, as they guided
West Indies to 270 for seven off
43.4 overs, overhauling India's
268 all out off 48 overs.
However, both Samuels and
Lara were among four wickets
that fell for 46 runs, a collapse
that would have sent ripples of
concern throughout the West
Indies camp, before Denesh
Ramdin's glorious square drive
off pacer Shantha Sreesanth
ended the contest.
The victory hauled West
Indies back into the series af-
ter they had lost the first two
matches in Nagpur and
Cuttack respectively. The fi-
nal match is scheduled for
Vadodara next Wednesday.

Needing a victory to keep
the series alive, West Indies
slipped to 92 for three in the
13th over before Samuels and
Lara combined in a match-win-
ning stand of 127 for the fourth
Samuels, striking the ball
with excellent timing,
counted 12 fours and one six
in 95 balls while Lara took a
special fancy to the Indian
spinners, hammering 10
fours and two sixes in facing
88 balls.
The left-handed Lara was
severe on veteran leg-spinner.
Anil Kumblc, taking 14 from the

INDIA innings
A. Uthappa c Simmons b Gayle 70
G. Gambhir c Simmons
b Powell 0
S. Raina c Lara b Taylor 23
S. Tendulkar c Morton b Bravo 60
R. Dravid c Emrit b Gayle 57
Y. Singh c & b Bravo 10
K. Karthik c wkp. Ramdin
b Bravo 8
A. Agarkar c Morton b Samuels 2
R. Powar c & b Taylor 5
A. Kumble not out 3
S. Sreesanth c Morton b Bravo 1
Extras: (lb-14, w-13, nb-2) 29
Total: (all out, 47.6 overs) 268
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-95, 3-126, 4-
Bowling: Taylor 8-0-45-2, Powell 6-1-
38-1 (nb-1, w-2), Emrit 5-0-34-0 (nb-
1, w-3), Bravo 9--39-4 (w-1), Gayle
10-0-57-2 (w-1), Samuels 10-0-41-1

bowler's fifth over. Lara hoisted
the first delivery over long off
for six before taking boundaries
from the last two balls of the
over, as he raced to 22 and
pushed the Windies up to 132
for three after 19 overs.
Samuels followed suit in
the next over, lofting off-
spinner Ramesh Powar ef-
fortlessly over the ropes at
long off for six and then re-


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eating the shot to long-on
for four, in an over costing
14 runs.
The right-handed
Samuels seemed set to post
his third ODI century when
he suddenly flirted with a ball
outside off stump from
seamer Ajit Agarkar and was
caught at the wicket low
down by Dinesh Karthik.
As the target approached,
Lara stepped up his approach
smashing Powar over extra
cover for six but attempting the
shot two balls later, succeeding
in skying a catch to Robin
Uthappa at cover.
It signalled nervous mo-
ments for the visitors. Dwayne
Bravo (4) never settled and af-
ter facing six balls, finally
steered Sreesanth to Suresh
Raina at slip and Lendl
Simmons, who looked accom-
plished in making 17 from 24
balls, gloved Powar to Uthappa
at short leg.
There were no dramatic
collapse, however, as Ramdin
averted the danger.
West Indies had started
poorly, losing opener Chris
Gayle to the first ball of the in-
nings, lbw to Agarkar for his
second successive duck of the
Runako Morton followed a
wide out-swinger from Agarkar
to be caught at the wicket for

C. Gayle Ibw b Agarkar 0
D. Smith c Dravid b Kumble 33
R. Morton c wkp. Karthik
b'Agarkar 1.
M. Samuels c wkp. Karthik
b Agarkar 98
B. Lara c Uthappa b Powar 83
L. Simmons c Uthappa b Powar-17
D. Bravo c Raina b Sreesanth 4
D. Ramdin not out 4
R. Emrit not out 0
Extras: (b-4, Ilb-1, w-25) 30
Total: (7 wkts, 43.4 overs) 270
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-27,3-92,4-219,
Bowling: Agarkar 10-1-45-3, (W-
8), Sreesanth 8.4-0-67-1 (w-3),
Kumble 10-0-67-1 (w-2), Powar
10-0-53-2 (w-1), Tendulkar 5-0-33-
0 (w-1).

one and Devon Smith scored an
enterprising 33 from 34 balls
before a brilliant catch by Rahul
Dravid at slip off Kumble ended
his stay at the crease.
Agarkar finished with
three for 45 while Powar
claimed two for 53.
Earlier, contrasting half-cen-
turies from Uthappa, Sachin
Tendulkar and Dravid set India
up nicely but West Indies
bowlers hit back late to restrict
the hosts to their eventual to-
Uthappa; playing his first
match of the series, blasted a
stroke-filled, 41-ball 70 at the
top of the otder that left West
Indies shell-shocked, after the
hosts had been asked to bat
first in the day/night encounter
at the MA Chidambaram Sta-
Tendulkar hammered a pa-
tient 60 and Dravid a measured
57 to press home India's advyan-
tage but medium pacer Bravo
struck back after a wretched
start to claim four for 39, to
haul the visitors back into the

He was aided by off-spin-
ner Gayle who captured two
for 57 and Samuels whose 10
overs cost just 41 runs, as In-
dia lost their way after their
impressive start. Jerome Tay-
lor finished with two for 45.
Inserted on a true pitch, In-
dia made the most of ideal bat-
ting conditions early on, despite
losing Gautam Gambhir in the
second over for nought with the
score on seven, caught by Lendl
Simmons at third man off pacer
Daren Powell.
The right-handed Uthappa
then subjected the Windies
bowlers to a vicious onslaught,
stroking the ball with ferocious
power and majestic timing in
accumulating 11 fours and two
He shared a second-wicket
stand of 88 off 50 balls with
Suresh Raina who was a mere
bystander in his 23 from 36
Uthappa gathered early
boundaries through impres-
sive flicks and handsome

drives on both sides of the
wicket and was particularly
severe on Taylor who went
for 24 runs from his opening
three overs, as India raced to
33 fqr one after five overs.
All-rounder Rayad Emrit,
on ODI debut, replaced Tay-
lor but Uthappa switched his
attention to Powell, stroking
three delightful fours off suc-
cessive deliveries in the
bowler's fourth over.
Uthappa brought up his 50
in style, pulling Emrit over wide
long on off the front foot to
reach his landmark off just 32
balls, as India cantered to 76 for
one in just nine overs.
Bravo, replacing the ex-
pensive Powell, was immedi-
ately placed under siege by
Uthappa who took 19 from
his first over.
After failing to score from
the first ball,.Uthappa counted
4-6-4-4-1 to promptly knock
Bravo from the attack.
Gayle, who replaced
Emrit, finally ended
Uthappa's innings with the

second ball of his opening
over when the batsman at-
tempted another big hit and
held out to Simmons at deep
mid off to leave India 95 for
two in the 11 th over.
Raina, driving loosely in the
first over of a new spell from
Taylor, gave Lara a simple catch
at cover in the 16th over but
Tendulkar and Dravid batted re-
sponsibly to add 106 for the
fourth wicket.
Dravid, who faced 67
balls and hit six fours, held
out to Emrit off Gayle in the
35th over and Tendulkar, af-
ter striking two fours in fac-
ing 66 balls and surviving a
stumping chance off Gayle in
the 25th over, was brilliantly
caught by Morton at mid on,
running and leaping to his
left, in the 38th over.
India then fell away badly,
slipping from a position of
232 for three to lose their
last seven witkets for 36 runs
as Bravo weaved his magic,
supported by fine Windies

Send woeful England home,

say Australian media

SYDNEY, Australia
(Reuters) England's
shambolic tour of Australia
plunged to a new low yes-
terday, with calls for' the
visitors to be sent home.
Hundreds of England's most
loyal supporters, the so-cilled
Barmy Army, flew home after
the 5-0 Test-series whitewash.
The Australian media .now




believe the players should do
likewise following the nine-
wicket defeat by the hosts in
the triangular one-day series on
"Send them home. Re-
fund all tickets. Give them
a fresh hatch of OBEs, for
being Obscenely Bad En-
glishnien," Robert
Craddock wrote in
Sydney's Daily Telegraph.
"Andrew Flintoff is
captaining one of the greatest
British comedy outfits to visit
our shores but people have
stopped laughing."
Andrew Ramsey', writing
in The Australian, said'- "In
the era of reality televi ,on,
the time has surely coni or

England's cricketers to be
voted off this island.
"To be bowled out for 110
in less than 2-1/2 hours on
one of the world's best bat-
ting pitches (Adelaide)
against an opposition team
resting two of their best-
credentialled bowlers was
more than embarrassing. It
stank of a team that has as
little pride as it does charac-
Peter Roebuck, the Sydney
Morning Herald columnist who
once captained England to a one-
day defeat by Netherlands. said
the visitors appeared to have
given up.

Under the headline "Bury

this corpse, it's starting to
smell", Roebuck said he could
not remember seeing- a worse
performance by an international
team in 25 years.
"England were astonish-
ingly awful. Flintoff's side pro-
duced the most lamentable dis-
play of batting seen from an in-
ternational team in the antipo-
des for a quarter of a century,"
he wrote.
"Nothing springs to mind
that can be compared with
this awful performance from
a precious, pampered and
overpaid outfit that showed
none of the fighting spirit so
long associated with their
Chloe Saltau, writing ini The
Age, said England's performance

vindicated the fears of Austra-
lia coach John Buchanan that
his team's preparations for the
World Cup in March were be-
ing harmed because they were
not being put under enough
"England's most woeful dis-
play so far has confirmed the:
widening gap between commit-
ted Australia and a touring team
that is broken beyond repair,"
she wrote.
"Not even a pre-match
grenade lobbed into the En-
glish camp by Australian
coach .ohn Buchanan, plead-
ing for a contest, could pro-
voke Andrew Flintoff's team
to provide the locals with any-
thing more than the gentlest
of training runs."

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i's 14



Barbados take aim

at Carib Beer Cup

(CMC) Front-runners Bar-
bados will be taking aim at
the Carib Beer Cup when
they face Jamaica in a
penultimate round top-of-
the-table encounter at
Chedwin Park, starting to-
Barbados, leaders with
30 points following two
wins in their first three
matches, will be assured of
the regional first-class title
if they beat Jamaica and de-
fending champions Trinidad
and Tobago are held to a
draw by the Windward Is-
lands at Guaracara Park.
After beating Windwards
at Benjamin's Park in
Dominica, Ryan Hinds and his
team are fancying their chances
of another victory in an effort
to press home their title
"We are aware that as
long as we come out victori-
ous, it could give us the
championship. At the end of
the day, we can't be over-
confident," Hinds said.
"We're still looking to ap-
ply the basics. We always have
to remember who we are repre-
Jamaica are second in the
table on 21 points and a victory
for Wavell Hinds' team will put
them ahead of Barbados by
three points to set the stage for
a thrilling finish in the final
round of matches.
After conceding first in-
nings lead to Leeward Islands,
Jamaica will be buoyed by their
seven-wicket win against
Guyana at Kensington Park in
the last round, but would have
been disappointed when the
visitors turned the table with
victory in a low-scoring KFC
Cup limited-overs match at
Alpart on Thursday.
The Jamaicans prac-
tised yesterday afternoon
at the Melbourne Club
while Barbados took the
evening off, following
their arriving into
Kingston after mid-day.
Jamaica will be heartened
by the form of fast bowler
Jermaine Lawson ahead of the
After battling problems

with injuries and his action,
Lawson seems to be back to top
form and is the leading wicket-
taker in the competition with 21
scalps, eight more than his near-
est rival, Barbadian Pedro
Jamaica are expected to
make one change from the line-
up that defeated Guyana, with
off-spinner Bevan Brown
favoured to replace leg-spinner
Odean Brown.

Barbados have made three
changes to their 14-man squad
that was used for the four-day
match against Windwards.
With Patrick Browne
ruled out because of a groin
injury, Carlo Morris is set for
his first-class debut. The
other change features left-
arm spinner Sulieman Benn
replacing batsman Kirk
The teams (from):
Hinds (captain), Brenton
Parchment, Danza Hyatt,
Lorenzo Ingram, Tamar
Lambert, Dave Bernard,
Carlton Baugh, Nikita
Miller, Bevan Brown
Jermaine Lawson, Andrew
Richardson, Odean Brown,
Jamie Trenchfield.
Hinds (captain), Dale
Richards, Wayne Blackman,
Kevin Stoute, Floyd Reifer,
Alcindo Holder, Shamarh
Brooks, Carlo Morris, Ryan
Austin, Sulieman Benn, Tino
Best, Pedro Collins, Corey
Collymore, Fidel Edwards.
Umpires: Cecil Fletcher,
Goaland Greaves. Stand-by:
Maurice Chung.

Four matches on today
FOUR matches are set for today in the opening round of
the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) of the Guyana In-
ter-Jamaat 10-over round robin softball cricket competi-
tion, sponsored by Twin's Manufacturing. All matches will
be played in Woolford Avenue.
The first match is set to begin at 09:00 h between New

of Canaan and at 13:30 h Kitty will meet Grove.
The final encounter is expected to commence at 15:00
h between Windsor Forest and Hustlers XI.

First-class cricket at Albion from today ...

Guyana, Leewards clash in

crucial Carib Beer fixture

By Vemen Walter

BOTH Guyana and the Lee-
ward Islands will be aiming
for maximum points to stay
in contention for a semi-final
birth when they clash in an
important 2007 Carib Beer
Cricket Series fourth en-
counter from today at the
Albion Community Centre
ground in Berbice.
Guyana with eight points,
earned from stalemates against
the Windward Islands and
Trinidad and Tobago and the
Leewards nine, six of which
came from first innings honours
over Jamaica and three from a
draw against Barbados, have
both suffered comprehenci ie
outright defeats in their respec-
tive last matches coming into
this game.
At present in fifth position
in the points standings, only
ahead of the Windward Islands
by a solitary point, Guyana
have omitted specialist off-spin-
ner Imran Jaferally from the 15
that were in the team in Ja-
maica, in which they lost by
seven wickets to Jamaica at
Kensington Park in Kingston.
Surprisingly, no other
change was made after a rela-
tively disappointing showing
in the previous three
Speaking with Chronicle
Sport yesterday, Guyana 's
coach Albert Smith disclosed
that his charges played some
indifferent cricket in the away
matches and were looking to
made amends on home soil.
"We weren't at our best

(CMC) Boosted by their
comprehensive win in the last
round of matches, title-hold-
ers Trinidad & Tobago will
be going all out for full
points when they take on bot-

tom-of-the-table Windward
Islands in their crucial fourth
round Carib Beer Series en-
counter today.

stained the same squad of 15
players for the game scheduled
for Guaracara Park and are hop-
ing the momentum from last

in the last three games, we did
not bowl as expected in the
first two matches and when
the bowlers made some im-
provement in the match ver-
sus Jamaica, our batting let

us down.
However, with the kind of
cricket we played in the last
KFC one-day game against Ja-
maica, it seems as if though we
are now starting to play the
kind of cricket we are capable of
playing and with home advan-
tage on our side, I am confident
that we will do well in this
Leeward Islands' captain
Sylvester Joseph was also
positive about his team
chances, although like
Guyana, they have also
struggled in the tournament
so far.
"We know that we are be-
hind the eight ball at the moment
but once we could pull off a vic-
tory here and with another

week's 185-run victory against
the Leewards, follows the team
into this match.
T&T are third in the six-
team standings in the league
championship and full points
against the Windwards will keep
them in contention for a berth
in the final for the second year
"We are taking the win-
ning momentum with us into
this crucial game and to pro-
pel us for full points to stay
in contention for champion-
ship honours," T&T captain
Daren' Ganga said.
The right-handed batsman
said that no changes were likely,
but consideration would be
given to all 15 players selected.
Ganga paid glowing tribute
to the younger players in the
tel;n, whom he said have per-
formcd well within themselves.
"I cannot help but to single
out the younger players in the
team. Adrian Barath and Kieron
Pollard are certainly the revela-

1 expect them to carry-on
in the same vein for the re-
mainder of the season and for
the future," Ganga stated.

match to go, we will be on
course to the semis.
It's a vital match for either
team and hopefully we can pull
ourselves together and do the
things we need to do put the
balls in the right areas. Our bat-
ting hasn't really been clicking
but once we could occupy the
crease as much as possible, I
think we would be able to put
enough runs on the board.
"Occupation of the crease
has been our major downfall
at the moment, we are scor-
ing at a good rate but keep-
ing wickets is our weak
When the two teams met in
last year's tournament in St
Maarten, Guyana took first in-
nings points in a drawn match
with Krishna Arjune and Travis
Dowlin rattling up centuries for
the Guyanese.
The last time the teams
played at Albion was in the
Busta International Shield
semi-final in 2002, when Carl
Hooper and Stuart Williams
led a runs feast, both smash-
ing magnificent double cen-
turies as the Leewards were
on track of overhauling
Guyana's huge first innings
total of 491, only to be spoiled
by rain, thus allowing
Guyana to the final.
As usual, the Albion pitch
is expected to be batsmen
friendly and aided by what
should be a lightning fast out-
field; it could be another runs
Narsingh Deonarine has
been by far the most productive
Guyana batsman this season

In the Carib Beer Cup four-
day match at the National
Cricket Centre in Balmain,
Couva, T&T recorded a 185-run
victory against the Leewards,
with centuries by Barath and
Pollard. along with a nine-
wicket match haul from off-
spinner Amit Jaggernauth being
the main highlights.
In the KFC Cup match
against the Leewards played at
Shaw Park in Tobago on Thurs-
day, Pollard followed up with a
quick-fire 69, as T&T romped
home to an easy five-wicket
Lockhart Sebastien, manager
of the Windwards team, said
that his side had been weakened
considerably by the absence of
three key players Devon
Smith. Darren Sammy and Liam
While Smith is in India
with the West Indies team,
Sammy is on the injured list.
Sebastien is attending to his
studies in Barbados at the

remains available for the
KFC Cup match on Friday at

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with three half-centuries in a to-
tal of 194 runs with Dowlin
(101) being the other batsman
with over a hundred runs.
But with the likes of West
Indian batsmen Ramnaresh
Sarwan and Sewnarine
Chattergoon, coupled with
Azeemul Haniff and Royston
Crandon, the home team look
more than capable of
posting a huge score.
Fast bowler Reon King and
leg-spinner Mahendra
Nagamootoo, two seasoned
campaigners for Guyana with
the ball and who have not lived
up to expectations so far this
year, will once more spearhead
Guyana's bowling with teen-
aged left-arm-spinner
Veerasammy Permaul, fast
bowler Esaun Crandon and the
off-spinner Deonarine playing
major roles.
The Leewards fourth on
the points table, behind Bar-
bados 30, Jamaica 21 and
Trinidad 20, will depend on
Joseph with 261 runs under
his belt, including a century
at the expense of Trinidad
and Tobago, Steve Liburd,


Shane Jeffers, Tonito Willett
and all-rounder Omari
Banks, who notched up a ton
against Jamaica, to do the job
for them with the bat.
Pacemen Adam Sanford and
Kerry Jeremy will be the men
entrusted with the new ball to
make early inroads while the
slower stuff will be provided by
off-spinners Banks and Chaka
Play starts at 10:00 h with
Colin Alfred and Vincent Bullen
being the umpires. Dasroy
Balgobin is the standby.
Teams: GUYANA -
Ramnaresh Sarwan (captain).
Sewnarinc Chattergoon,
Azcemul Haniff. Narsingh
Deonarine. Travis Dowlin,
Royston Crandon. Dion Ferrier.
Assad Fudadin. Darwin Chris-
tian, Esaun Crandon, Mahendra
Nagamootoo, Vcerasammy
Permaul, Reon King and Jeremy
Gordon. Carl Moore is the man-
ager with Albert Smith as coach.
Sylvester Joseph (captain),
Shane Jeffers, Steve Liburd,
Tonito Willett, Jason Will-
iams, Oniari Banks, Justin
Athanaze, Adam Sanford,

Maxford Pipe, Lionel Baker
and Codville Rodgers. The
manager is Alton Grant and
the coach is Rolston Otto.

T&T ging ll ot fo ful

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KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) Pakistan's
Shabbir Ahmed has'been
named as one of five players
called up for the one-day se-
ries in South Africa, the
paceman returning to the side


for the first time since serv-
ing a 12-month ban for an il-
legal bowling action.
Shabbir, who played 10
Tests and 32 one-dayers be-
fore his ban, Shahid Afridi,
Abdul Razzaq, Abdul
Rehman and Imran Nazir
have all been added to the
squad currently playing the
final Test of a three-match
series in South Africa.
Faisal Iqbal, Asim
Kamal, Danish Kaneria
and Shahid Nazir will all
return home after the final
Test, joining fast bowlers

Shoaib Akhtar and Umar
Gul, who left the tour af-
ter the second Test due to
nagging fitness problems.
A tall paceman who has
struggled with his action since
his debut in 1999. Shabbir, has
been reported four times and
was banned in December 2005
after being called twice in a year
by International Cricket Coun-
cil (ICC) match officials.
His action was cleared
last month by the ICC after
he underwent fresh
biomechanic tests in Austra-
"He has been bowling well
in domestic cricket and there is
definite improvement in his ac
tion," Pakistan Cricket Board
spokesman Ehsan Malik said
Razzaq also returns after
missing the Test series in
South Africa due to a calf
muscle injury, while batsman
Imran Nazir has been recalled
after last playing for his
country in 2004.
"Nazir's recall is also
based on his domestic form
and we are keeping an eye on
the coming World Cup,"
Malik added.
Pakistan play a Twenty20
international in
Johannesburg on February 2
ahead of a five-match one-day

IN its continuing efforts to
promote health and wellness
through sports. cultural and
social interaction, the 'I
Movement Promotions' will
be staging a big double-
header football extravaganza
at the Bartica Community
Centre ground today.

The two matches will see
teams from Georgetown oppos-
ing sides from the community.
In the opening game set for
17:00 h. a Georgetown female
side will take on Water Lily
Sports Club and in the feature
match to follow the City 'ballers
will take on Bartica in an 'Over-

Rooney wins it for United,

Bristol hold Boro

By Trevor Huggins
LONDON, England
(Reuters) Wayne Rooney
came off the bench to give
Manchester United a 2-1 win
over Portsmouth while third
division Bristol City stormed
back to draw 2-2 with Pre-
mier League Middlesbrough
in the FA Cup fourth round
Rooney. who replaced Ole
Gunnar Solskjaer on the hour
mark, finished off a neat Ryan
Giggs pass in the 77th minute
and then chipped a spectacular
second in the 83rd.
Portsmouth got an 87th
minute consolation goal when a
shot by Portuguese midfielder
Pedro Mendes, who had earlier
sparked controversy with a
goalmouth clearance, took a de-
flection off substitute striker
Nwankwo Kanu and hit the net.
Boro's draw. after leading 2-
0 at halftime, was a rare surprise
in yesterday's action.
Tottenham Hotspur,
Blackburn Rovers. Fulhamn and
Reading eased through after
top-flight class proved too
much for second division oppo-
nents, while Watford beat West
Ham United 1-0 in the all-Pre-
mier League clash at Upton
Spurs beat Southend 3-1,
Matt Derbyshire scored two
and made another as
Blackburn Rovers trounced
Luton Town 4-0, on-loan
striker Vincenzo Montella
engineered Fulham's 3-0 win
over Stoke City and Reading
were 3-2 winners at Birming-

ham City.
The controversy was
sparked at Old Trafford in the
12th minute when a header
by United's Serbian defender
Nemanja Vidic seemed to
cross the line before being
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35 Masters' affair, for the
Double Platinum Inc. Challenge
Trophy. A number of other tro-
phies and prizes will be at
Among those expected to ap-
pear for the city lasses are
Collette Howe, Sharmin
Pearson, Thiesha Monroe, Ali-
cia Wilson, Alisha Jailoo, and
Alexis Gordon. While Bartica
will showcase, among others,
Malinda Scott, Lovern Spencer,
Jasmin Shivnarine, Samantha
Beaton, Emile Harrison, Afia De
Santos, Adel De Santos and
Latana Henry.
The Georgetown Masters
line-up will include ex-national
players Marlon De Souza,
Terrence Archer as well as
Nicky Thompson, Rawle Prince
and Selwyn Bailey.

While the Barticians will be
spearheaded by former nation-
als Celmeth Young, Courtney
Washington, Pastor Gomes and
Christopher George.
Head of 'I Movement Pro-
motions' I. Salam said, "A
number of local businesses have
contributed to the staging of
today's football matches:
Among those in the community
who gave their support are
Ivelaw Millennium Boat Ser-
vice, Modem Hotel, Banks DIH
and Double Platinum Hotel and
Service Station. City business-
man Mike Sandy of 'I City' is
funding the round trip to Bartica
for the city's female side."
Regional chairman of Re-
gion 7 Albert Knights, has
also endorsed the event and
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NATIONAL cyclist Darren Allen was injured, yesterday,
after he and another cyclist were hit from behind by a
minibus at Liliendaal.
Allen and Kalamadeen
Baksh were riding due east at
about 5:45 h when the minibus
hit them in front of the Ocean
View International Hotel.
,...-. They were between the
white line and the parapet when
the impact occurred and the
minibus went on to hit a car.
Allen's right arm was dis-
located at the elbow and was
in cast. X-rays indicated that
there might be flint and an-
other X-ray will be done to-
morrow for the bone special-
ist. Surgery will be required
DARREN ALLEN to remove the flint.
President of the Guyana
Cycling Federation (GCF) Hector Edwards told Chronicle Sport
that the accident would disrupt Allen's training programme for
international track meets this year.
Allen is among young riders identified by the GCF for
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"It was an awesome win because I had so many critics, so many
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MELBOURNE, Australia One word motivated Serena Wil-
liams to win her third Australian Open title yesterday -
The memory of her elder sister Yetunde Price, who was shot
dead in Los Angeles in September 2003, drove Williams to blow
away top seed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-2 in the women's final;
The American is often seen consulting notes during the
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By Isaiah Chappelle
A NATIONAL strategy plan
for sport should be in place
by June, according to a time-
table presented to the na-
tional association by Minis-
ter of Sport, Dr Frank An-
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were named to help in the
The ministry, yesterday,
hosted a consultation session
with national sport associa-
tions' representatives at the
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Dr Anthony said the con
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afraid we can't get from new sources.
Many of us have a friend who's become a lazy habit or
security blanket say someone we were close to at university
but who we now have little in common with because we no
longer share what united us.
The fear that we might not be able to find new friends can
make it hard to acknowledge that we should even consider let-
ting old ones go.
It's the same with jobs. We may endlessly moan about how
tedious our work is, or how little our boss appreciates us, yet
fear stops us resigning.
We dress this up as being about the difficulty of getting the
same pay or status elsewhere, but because or our low self-es-
teem, our real fear is of being exposed as useless or unemploy-
Not being able to let go of lovers is the most common prob-
lem. My friend Diane, who was twenty at the time, took over
four years of listening to Bryan Ferry's mournful dirges to let
go of a boyfriend she previously believed was the only one
for her. She didn't realise the difficulty had nothing to do with
her, and everything to do with her relationship with her mother
when she was small.
At one point, there were four sisters in her household
under the age of five and, as a result, her mum could get
quite snappy. Her father was never around. She felt re-
jected and abandoned and it left her prone to over-needy
tendencies in relation to men.
Having a mildly depressed, tetchy mum made her rejecting
and clingy at the same time. As an adult, she was reluctant to
share feelings with partners, pushing them away if they wanted
her to open up. Yet, she was also desperate to be loved and
cared for.
If this sounds like you, it's vital you do something about
it. Understanding the psychological roots to your neediness is
the first step, and today there are some excellent therapies that
can address the past in your present.
The Hoffman Process, Cognitive Analytic Therapy or
the Centre for Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psycho-
therapy will all do the job. Google it on the internet and
you will find them.
A tendency to cling to relationships and friendships is not
the only way we bolster ourselves against insecurity. We also
hang on to material possessions, clothes and clutter that repre-
sent aspects of ourselves we don't want to let go.
We accumulate so much clobber that we runout o f places
to put it: self-storage facilities have grown by one third a year
for a decade. A friend of mine who moved to the US put hi
stuff in storage and recently came back to sort it out.
He reported tremendous relief on realising the vast ma-
jority was no longer of use. The desk he'd had since he was a
student, the piles of newspaper cuttings magazines and books
he'd imagined conferred identity upon him were all simply dis-
posed of.
Our trouble is, we're coached to put having before being;
wants ahead of needs. If you feel overwhelmed by your cur-
rent possessions, and the need to acquire more, interrogate what
they represent to you. Your photo album is one thing, clothes
you wore 20 years ago another.
'In many cases, our parents' values and the degree of
maltreatment we suffered as children predict which of us
becomes incapable of letting go. But if I had to single out
one way to prevent the accumulation of unnecessary clut-
ter, it would be to ask myself: Do I need this, or do I
want it?"


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called a relationship, based
mostly on intimacy, with the
occasional dinner and movie
at my house. But in two
years we never walked out of
the house together, let alone
met common friends and
I am completely out of the
closet, but he is not. No one but
me knows his true sexuality. He
says he really likes me, but I
want more than this. I proposed
a healthier, normal relationship.
He never said yes or no, and the
status quo remained the same.
Recently he saw my profile
on a gay dating page. I told him,
"I am a single man who can do
as he pleases seeing as you
won't commit." He admitted I
am right. I said I hope he finds
love and takes care of himself
and goodbye. I added if he
reconsiders and wants a normal
relationship, my door will be
After two years like this do
you think I should pursue him?
Or shall I pursue other
interests? I am in emotional
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compelled to pursue them to
make it into a relationship. In
those quiet hours when you
are alone, you will think, "I
got used." That is what
compels pursuit: the desire to
make intimacy more than
just sex.
That's why, after your
eloquent speech about moving
on but the door is still open, you
seek to pursue him again. You
were trying to tell him, "We
aren't going to have sex if this
is not a relationship." But that
ploy didn't work.
Most people have a good
ear for a threat with nothing
behind it. We never
recommend any kind of
threat, bluff, or game-playing
to get what you want in a
We never recommend for
anyone to be in a relationship
where they are not equals with
their partner. We never
recommend anyone stay in a
relationship which is not based
on love, respect, trust, and
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power struggle not a
If you don't stand on your
character in the gay world, then
you will never have anything
more than sex. Females are in
this position all the time.
Am I going to let this guy

just have sex with me, or am
I going to demand love,
respect, trust, and fidelity?
It's like Pinocchio. Until he
started doing what was right,
he could never become a real



I was married 27 years to a man I dearly loved. We had
three sons that were very good, yet he treated all of us
like he hated us, with cursing and insults.
The marriage ended three years ago when he refused to end
his affair of nine years.
I've been in a new relationship two years. This man is
patient and loving, yet last year I tried to get back with my ex.
Can you help me understand this process, or refer me to a
book that could help me heal?

Julia, Glenn Gray revisited civilians he met during World
War 11 while he served in the army. These people survived the
onslaught of competing armies. Many had seen family members
murdered; many of the women had been raped. Yet some
claimed they missed the war. ,
Intense bad experiences often carry more weight in our
mind and imagination than helpful ones. That does I
change the reality of what is objectively good and what is
objectively bad.
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Rosalind B. Penfold, can explain the dynamics of your
marriage to your ex-husband.


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Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007

By Jasminee Sahoye
A GUYANESE-BORN man who left Guyana
for Canada in 1983 has been named advi
sor to Canada's Secretary of State for
Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, Jason
And he knows what it's like to be a newcomer to Canada with
little or no support.
He started his life in Canada as a homeless person in Toronto.
The Scott Mission, a Toronto-based Christian organisation that
works with the destitute rescued him from the streets in winter.
A week ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced at a
function in the city of Mississauga that Mark Persaud, who chaired
the Liberal Party of Canada's Standing Committee on
Multiculturalism until last year, had joined the Conservative Party.
"Since the formation of the new Conservative Party of Canada.
the party has been growing," said the prime minister. "Accom-
plished people like Mark Persaud are recognizing that all Canadi-
ans have a home and a future in the Conservative Party."
"Like many immigrants, I have come to realise that the Liber-
als are all talk and no action when it comes to getting things done
for Canada's ethno-cultural communities," said Persaud.
"The new Conservatives exemplify the entrepreneurial and pro-
community values of New Canadians and quite frankly they've de-
"We are building a country where what matters is what you've
done and where you're going and not where you're from or who
you know," said Kenney.
Persaud, who attended Queen's College and grew up in
Georgetown, has been working with new Canadians and immigrant
communities for the past two decades, and said he readily accepted
the job offer since it's something he is "passionate about."
"I've been passionate about reaching out to these commu-
nities over the last 20 years or so. One of the reasons I sought
the position of multiculturalism some time ago in the Liberal
party of Canada, the national executive level, was exactly to
be in a position where I could inform the government, the party
and others of some of these issues and hopefully get them to
recognize and address some of them. I was not successful in
doing that during my tenure...."
He has distinguished himself as a civic leader providing leader-
ship as a tireless volunteer with numerous organizations, some of
which he started, on a wide range of social issues including refu-
gees, homelessness and poverty, human rights, community devel-
opment and bridge building among Canada's diverse communities:
He has earned a number of distinctions and recognition for his

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Persaud, a trained ljaei. .iid one of the lirit thing, hai need
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and Kenney is determined to look at a number ot the cntical is-
"There are very critical and pressing issues affecting many of
Canada's ethno cultural communities."
Citing, the Somali community as an example, he said it has been
going through some tough times, noting that many young people
are falling vulnerable to crime and there is a high unemployment
"We can't have a one size fit all; we have to tailor our
programmes to meet the specific needs of these communities.
We also have to present a coherent vision of what is meant to
be a Canadian, what is Canadian identity and what
multiculturalism should mean in terms of how do we refine
it for the future, also the present," he said.
Persaud, who received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for
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and held a broad range of positions as a prosecutor, counsel to the

RCMP and civil litigation counsel.
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organisation he coordinated for five years, providing counseling and
settlement services for refugees and immigrants from all regions of
the world.
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Canadian International Peace Project (CIPP), a non-partisan
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peace, security and development. He will continue his role with
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Through Persaud's vision, an 80-year-old mosque was restored,
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The Caribbean Examinations Council, is seeking to
recruit an Assistant Registrar (Measurement and
Evaluation) located at its Headquarters in Barbados.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
* Developing tests, evaluation procedures and instruments
to measure performance and achievement of students in
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* Ensuring the development and maintenance of item banks
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Great Black Artist of the mod scene (Part 1)

By Terence Roberts
JAMES BROWN was a modern black artist
who left one of the greatest expressive
legacies in Pop music and showmanship the
world has every known. Brown's musical genius
and theatrical showmanship had the chance to
receive promotion, exposure, and recognition
first in the USA, then internationally, because of
the USA's advanced and wealthy entertainment
industry. However, because the stigma of being
non-white, or not purely of one race in the USA,
forced North Americans to live in daily tense,
paranoid, acutely sensitive and judgemental
relations with each other, even today, many non-
white creative artists in the US were instantly
placed into a specific racial box or category from
which they were not allowed to venture without
restrictions, derision, or accusations that they
were "trying to be white", as though "white" is
a racial and cultural status of prestige and
James Brown, a purely black American modem musical artist,
did something special with style, dedic.,tion, perfection and dig-
nity. What he did was to show and prove that an artist must be
given attention and respect for the quality of his or her work, his
or her art, and not for the race he or she belongs to. In other words,
Brown made his black identity not something limited to express-
ing the frustrations, anger, and social problems of blacks anywhere,
but a human voice expressing human values everyone needs, espe-
cially in today's world. Brown's voice communicated the pleasures
and rights all human cultures have given to our world. Brown's
blackness was a powerful positive spirit nothing and no one could
deny or stifle. He was not the first great black modem artist to
prove with his art and attitude that black is beautiful in spirit and
flesh; before him others like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Lena
Home, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis,

John Coltrane, Dinah Washington, Shirley Bassey, and Wayne
Shorter, did that as well.
In the early 1960's when "James Brown and The Flames",
his amazing band, first pop tunes first emerged, Guyanese
youth in general responded with joy and excitement. It was

JAMES BROWN in top form at middle-age, about to do a
split during a live performance.

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the era of Soul music, and black singers like The Drifters,
The Four Tops, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge,
Aretha Franklin, etc, were popular; but James Brown stood
out as unique and socially important for three basic reasons:
(1) His poor hardworking origins (2) His unique blend of song,
instrumental background, and showmanship (3) His unbigoted
interracial friendships. Brown grew up in hardworking harshly
poor rural Carolina and Georgia, where he did agricultural
labour, picking cotton for a living, but in his free time he had
other creative plans that would bring pride, inspiration, and
wealth to his family and friends, as well as his race. One look
at Brown shows this is a black man with inner pride, inner
strength, strong enough not to be led astray, a man possess-
ing his own mind, who educates himself and rises to his po-
tential, against many odds.
Though Brown's zestful vivacious music appealed quickly to
all Guyanese inclined to be positive and Mod,.black Guyanese
youths who came from rural, poor, hardworking villages all over
Guyana, particularly identified with his music's energy and
upliftment. This was because Brown's modernity was relevant to
Afro-Guyanese who taught themselves how to progress from poor
conditions towards useful social skills, These sort of Mod, hip,
Afro-Guyanese regardless of their rural origins, their manual labour,
etc, ended up being loved and respected as custodians of Guyanese
society, serving all Guyanese who were not bigoted against them.
These Mod Afro-Guyanese shared Brown's fun-loving, easy-going
manner, projected by his music; it inspired in them a pride and
belief that life was a precious gift to be enjoyed, shared, celebrated
with all fellow humans. To the very end of his life, Brown, despite
wild excessive moments, which ended in arrest and incarceration
by police who also loved him, but had their job to do, James did
not inspire black youths or any humans, to get themselves into
trouble, to be violent or aggressive, but to step away from trouble.
into enjoyable litestyles.
Brown's true fame in Guyana first emerged with the Pop
music documentary film "TNT", which opened at Strand
Deluxe cinema in Georgetown in the 1960's to a packed
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.Sunday-Chronicle January 28,-2007


Th is


of Eyes


By Petamber Persaud
WRITING was in her blood.
In her own words, Shana Yardan confirmed, "Sometimes I think
my blood is made up of red, white and blue corpuscles. The blue
ones flow through my pen and tell what is in my soul."
And her soul cried out for understanding of her opinions and
respect for her space, "How can you walk into the garden of my
life/And trample on the neatly laid beds of habits?"
Her soul also cried out for love, an equally reciprocated love,
"then love, if you must come/Tread softly through the garden of
my life/Touch not nor break the buds that fragrance lend/But graft
them to that other side of mine/Which is you."
For Yardan, love was an essential part of life but she also ex-
plored other issues that bothered her and the women of her genera-
tion; themes like sexual relationships and gender inequality. She was
breaking the mould not as to ridicule the mores of the time but to
effect a debate, working the issues, working out the issues.
Yardan was also concerned about other forms of discrimination
destroying the fabric of society, "Oh grandfather, my grandfather/
Your dhoti is become a shroud/Your straight hair a curse."
That quote taken from one of her better known poems, "Earth
is Brown", is highly symbolic and carefully crafted.
In fact, most of her poems were carefully crafted which
meant she was mindful how she presented her emotion, she
ran 'the gamut of cold, safe intellect'. There was a sort of in-
nocence in her exploration of certain themes, engaging the
reader bit by bit, "so this is love/this touch like fired ice/this
gentle laughter/interrupting volcanic emotion/reducing it to
a subtle growl/this waiting ended." In her craft, she sought to
temper heart with mind, aiming for balance and validation.
But for all this effort to make her world better, she experienced
anguish and pain in her past and present conditions to test the best
of her intention.
In "Earth is Brown", she captured the true spirit of the frugal
industrious Indian and the hurt when the children turned from the
land that sustained them.
She is not deceived about the present. "know that I understand/
The mystery of life and death."
Again, in the poem, "These Desperate Days", she harboured

no illusions, "these desperate days
we inhabit/These scarecrow days/
Guard nothing precious."
For all that righteous indigna-
tion and all that emotional out-
pouring and all that suffering em- ] ; | J
bodied in her poetry, Shana --. JJ J-.J J,
Yardan started writing late, late
into the 1960s.
But by 1968, her poetry gained prominence when one poem
was published in "An Anthology of Voices of Guyana" edited
by Donald.Trotman in commemoration of International Hu-
man Rights Year.
In 1972, her poem, "Ever Waiting" placed second in the
open poetry competition organised by the National History and
Arts Council.
In that same competition her poems, "Places" and "Renewal"
earned honourable mention.
Those poems were published in KAIE of July 1973 with part
of the editorial by Celeste Dolphin reading, "new names and new
themes will be found in this issue ...this means that the literary
tradition in Guyana is being continuously renewed and developed
in a living fashion... the themes reflect the growing complexity of
life in a progressive Third World Nation".
Those words announced the arrival of Shana Yardan, the themes
and the circumstances. Themes were already discussed but what of
the circumstances. Yardan was among the pioneers of writing by
Guyanese women of Indian ancestry which included Mahadai Das
with Rajkumari Singh leading the way.
In 1972, a significant number of women poets were inadvert-
ently sidelined from the official publication for CARIFESTA '72.
Those women including Syble Douglas, Sheila King, Evadne
D'Oliveira and Yardan banded themselves to publish, "Guyana
Drums", a symbol of the female voice crying out to be heard. That
was a history making book the first Guyanese anthology of po-
ems by women writers.
The 1970s seemed to be the best years of Yardan's life.
Also around this period she continued to make use of her
Please turn to page VIII

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Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007

Page VII

Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007

James Brown ...

From page V

audience of local black, white,
oriental, and every other race
and mixture of Mod
Guyanese youths. When
Brown sang "Papa's got a
brand new bag", and slid
across the floor in drainpipe
trousers, pointed tip boots,
and tight shirt, doing
beautiful hand movements to
"The Flames" rhythms
behind him, he elevated the
image of black people to full
participants and artists of
international Mod culture.
He represented the black
aspect of Mod culture, which
is not a "white" preserve, or
privilege. In Brown, African
movements and rhythms
advanced to a modern
evolution. The style became
relevant beyond North
America because
international youth
identified with Brown's fresh
expressive structures in song,

message, and performance,
all positive. On the sidewalks
of Georgetown's Waterloo
Street between Church and
Charlotte Streets, one saw all
the Mod Guyanese, male and
female of all races literally
dancing on the pave to
Brown's music outside
restaurants and cafes' like
Kurupung Parlour, Europa,
Rendevous, Farm Fresh, etc,
as they idled before 1 pm and
5 pm matinees began at the
four nearby cinemas.
Anyone who really
listens to what Brown sings
in songs like "Papa's got a
brand new bag"; "I Feel
Good"; "Cold Sweat"; "It's
A Man's World"; "Say it
loud, I'm black and I'm
proud"; "Sex Machine",
and many others, cannot
miss Brown's quest to
make us happy by doing
the right thing, by sharing
good vibes with others. His
first great song, "Papa's

got a brand new bag" can
never become stale,
because it is a poetic Mod
work of art of the highest
quality. It tells us in hip
metaphorical street talk
how good it is to change, to
turn over a new leaf, to
reform towards
betterment; this is what a
"brand new bag" means.
Brown's use of tropical,
primitive, African
references like: "You do
the monkey, the mash
potato, jump back jack, see
yuh later alligator", refers
to dancing away from bad
situations; another line:
"Ain't you hip now? Well I
can dig the new beat!" asks
us to join the Mod upbeat
culture. Brown realized
that if he could get people
from all walks of life, all
races to "dig the new beat",
they would all be plugged
into positive power. (To be

opportunities, furthering her education at University of Guyana.
She also worked at the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation. Her "wonderful voice that rich, warm
cushion of sound" took her places where she performed her poetry at venues like the Green Shrimp
Bar, Georgetown, and Grove Launch Stelling, East Bank Demerara. That group of performers included
Donald Trotman, Herman Singh, Cheryl Winter, Sardar Asare.
In 1976, "This listening of Eyes" her first only collection of poems was published by the
National History and Arts Council. The fifteen poems in that collection were tabulated in letters
rather than in numbers and many of the pieces were titled from the words of the first lines.
Some of those poems were published earlier with selected titles. Her work could be found in major
anthologies and journals including Kaie, New Writing in the Caribbean, Treasury of Guyanese Poetry,
and They Came in Ships.
Shana Yardan was born in the early 1940s in Mahaicony Village on the East Coast of Demerara. It
seemed she had lived in various parts of Guyana. She was educated at St. John Baptist School in
Bartica and St. Joseph High School in Georgetown.
Some of her poems are to be found in two collections published in Linden, 1975 and 1979 respec-
Shana Yardan died in 1989 in the USA where she was buried after a prolong struggle with cancer.
She died, travelling to "strange, familiar places" that "are but the beauteous graves where I must
rest/Till resurrection comes".
She died looking forward to a resurrection, a resurrection of her work.

Note: *unable to confirm date of birth

Tribute to Shana Yardan by Joyce Jonas, Chronicle 1989
Interviews with Syble Douglas, and Cheryl Winter, Georgetown, Guyana, January 2007.

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

You can now get THE GUYANA ANNUAL at bookstores in Georgetown, at the National Art
Gallery, Castellani House, from Sandra Goodchild of Guyenterprise Ltd., and from the editor at tele-
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THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2006-2007 is a literary and artistic tradition started in December 1915
courtesy of the then Chronicle newspaper. This issue continues the tradition of excellence in Guyanese
literary and cultural heritage with the results of six competitions in poetry and fiction with special
sections on literature written for children. This family-oriented general magazine offers recipes, Balgobin
stories in the tradition of Guyanese folklore, Guyanese proverbs, articles on Guyanese cricket, festi-
vals of Guyana, attitudes of young people in Guyana to HIV/AIDS, avant-garde art, Carifesta, and
pen-portraits of Helen Taitt, Philip Moore and Paul O'Hara. It also includes a two-page listing of new
Guyanese publications and much more.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, January 19, 2007 -Thursday, January 25, 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 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
RBGL 198.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 195.33 198.17 203.00 203.88

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 201.80 205.12

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$ 1.00 = G$200.75

B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 145.00 155.00 165.33 171.33

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 334.17 362.17 371.83 383.83

D. Euro

Bank Average 223.75 243.75 253.75 263.75
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Jan. 25,2007
TT$ = G$ 28.79
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IN 1998, Land
Court Judge
Gerald Brooms
dismissed a petition for
descriptive title by
Joseph Cole after
finding that the
petitioner was a
squatter who built
concrete structures at
Plantation Peters Hall,
Village, to consolidate
his claim there for
prescriptive title.
The judge, also a Commis-
sioner of title, ordered the pe-
titioner to pay $50, 000.00
costs to the Opposers Eccles
Ramsburg District Council,
Guysuco, et al, and to break
down the structures on the Re-
serve known as TRACT X.
The Petitioner was repre-
sented by Attorney-at-Law, Mr.
R. N. Poonai, associated with
lawyer, Mr. Lloyd Joseph.
Attorney-at-Law Mr.
Khemraj Ramjattan had ap-
peared for the chief opposer,
Eccles Ramsburg District Coun-


cil, while lawyer, Mr. Frank
Allen represented the Guyana
Sugar Corporation.
Observing that the squat-
ting exercise was becoming the
order of the day the Land Court


Judge called on the authorities
to increase the penalty for the
offence and decided to send a
message to squatters and would-
be squatters.
"I would like to send a clear

L~1uj III

and unambiguous message to all
those would be squatters on re-
serves that a society cannot
progress orderly by these wan-
ton occupation of reserves," he

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"I trust also that there
should be, although 1 think it
presently exists, clear statutory



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legislation stipulating that re-
serves cannot be acquired by
adverse possession by individu-
als or private entities.
The legislature, and the
Courts should rid the society of
this lawless ever-growing na-
tional scourge and mischief," he
In giving his reasons for
deciding against the peti-
tioner and concluding that he
did not have the 12-year
qualification to support his
statutory claim for prescrip-




owner of the property had said-
that since his occupation he had
built one concrete building on
the land which he was in pos-
session of and had cultivated
garden crops and permanent
fruit trees thereon including co-
conuts mangoes, jamoon and
In his evidence in chief, the
petitioner, among other things,
said he paid the rates and taxes
for TRACT X from 1971 to
the present time and that he had
the receipts.
Under cross-examination,
the petitioner said he paid

Please turn to page X

tive title the commissioner
noted that the petitioner had
said that he occupied the land
since 1970, which was found
to be untrue.
He noted too that the peti-
tioner had said that from the
time of occupation, he cleared
the tract of land of bush, filled
in the low lying parts of it, lev-
eled it and enclosed it with a
The Commissioner had
also observed that the petitioner
who had set up himself as the

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Sunday -.Chronicle January 28,72007 ...-..................

Squatters on reserve

... Page IX

Pag~ ~

From page IV
backgrounds to reach out to Afghanis and show our support as they struggle to bring peace and
stability to their war weary country is a powerful illustration that ordinary Canadians can
make unique contributions to peace, security and development in any part of the world.
It is a wonderful statement of Canadian pluralism and Canadian values at its best which the Cana-
dian International Peace Project strives to foster domestically and internationally and which is so des-
perately needed in many areas of the world," said Persaud.
'CIPP Governor, David Kilgour said: "Mark Persaud has done many years of bridge building among
communities, peoples, nations and regions, based always on equal human dignity and opportunity for
According to John Tory, Leader of the Ontario Progress Conservatives, "The quiet,
consistent work Mark Persaud does to bring people and communities together is mak-
ing an immense contribution to our ability to succeed in one of the most diverse soci-
eties on earth."
|Ed.Morgan, law professor at the University of Toronto and national president of the Canadian
Jewish Congress, described Persaud as a Canadian national hero.
"Mark works with a low profile, toiling constantly to bring communities together without
calling attention to himself, all aimed at making this a better society for all."

Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

Invitation for Proposals
Monthly Maintenance Cleaning of Drainage and Irrigation
Channels in Regions 4 and 10
1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority,
Ministry of Agriculture, invites proposals from. interested
Community Development Councils (CDCs), Farmers' Groups
and Contractors to submit proposals for monthly maintenance
cleaning of drainage and irrigation channels in specific areas in
Regions 4 and 10.

2. The format for presenting proposals including terms of
reference, can be uplifted from the office of the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture,
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

3. Submissions must be as comprehensive as possible
demonstrating adequate experience and proof of registration of
the group.
4.' List oflabourers to be employed must also be included
in tle proposals.

Proposals must be address to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration,
Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets,

And deposited in the tender box at the above address not later
than 09:00 h on Tuesday, February 6, 2007.

5. Proposals will be opened in the presence of those group
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00h on Tuesday,
February 6, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National Board of
Procurement and TenderAdministration, Ministry of Finance at
the above address.

6. The National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance, reserves the right to reject
any or all proposals without assigning any reason whatsoever
and not necessarily to award to the lowest proposal.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofAgriculture

Squatters on

From page IX
twice as much taxes for lot 200 (the lot he owns by transport) as his neighbours pay for
their lots. This he said, because TRACT X's rates and taxes are included.
The Commissioner noted that no mention was made on the receipts for the rates and taxes
that they related o TRACT X.
According to the Commissioner, the Court found that the petitioner's inclusion of rates and
taxes for TRACT X in the rates and taxes for his lot 200 is a figment of his imagination.
The petitioner's case was heard by four Land Court judges beginning with Justice Carl Singh,
Miss Chinta, Miss Claudette La Bennett, before Mr. Brooms, brought the matter to an end.
When questioned before Commissioner Brooms, the petitioner recalled giving evidence before
Miss Chinta but could not recall whether she wrote down the notes of evidence.
The petitioner also could not remember writing a letter to then President Desmond Hoyte but
identified his signature on the letter. After looking at the letter he recalled that the letter was
written by the secretary to the President. He was a remigrant and the purpose of the letter was to
obtain duty free furniture for his residence at lot 200 adjacent to TRACT X, where he had
resettled since returning from overseas.
After perusing the evidence, the Commissioner said he had "reviewed and considered
these salient items of evidence to determine whether or not the petitioner was in fact in
substantial occupation which will constitute possession from 1970. I find that he was not.
I find that his occupation started about 1985 1986. Therefore his petition of July,1989
fails because the 12 year statutory requirement has not been satisfied. (Section 3 Title
to Land (Prescription and Limitation) Act a, Chapter. 60:02."
The Commissioner said that he had reviewed the plans of Nandy Park and Republic Park and
TRACT X "and I find that TRACT X encroaches on Lands set aside for 'Reserves' (Nandy Park/
Republic Park) and a road south of lot 200 (petitioner's transported lot).
"Reserves have been set aside to benefit lands presently occupied/developed, and for lands to
be occupied/developed in future. The user or enjoyment is for the applicants and all other inhabit-
ants of the State jointly.
"Granting of titles to persons or entities other than public bodies for Reserves would in
my opinion contravene the purpose of the Town and Country Planning Act, Chapter 20:01.
The preamble of the Act reads: "An Act to make provisions for the orderly and progressive
development of Land, Cities, Towns and other areas, whether Urban or Rural to preserve and
improve the amenities thereof, and other matters connected therewith.
"It would also be tortuous and contrary to the Public Health Ordinance; Chapte 145 (King-
dom Edition) Section 135 140 specifically relevant: Subdivision plans must show the streets,
roads, and the means of access to each lot and the provision of drainage.
"These plans must be approved by the Central Board of Health (Section 135 (1) and no
building shall be erected by any person on any dam, railway embankment, road, parapet, street or
public footway without the permission of the Board ."
"Also, if certain sanitary and health hazards are present, the Board may put lands
in Planning Schemes, which will provide among other things, "provision for parks, public
gardens and recreation grounds, and generally for the health and welfare of inhabitants,"
Brooms said
The Land Court judge also pointed out that the Ordinance also provides for fines and / or
ejection from lands of anyone who contravenes its provisions. He suggested tlat the fines should
be increased..
Further, he thought that Public P91icy should prohibit persons or entities from obtaining
ownership, possession and control of any Reserve (State or Otherwise).
: Reserves must only be vested in the- State, Village/District and Town Council. If a Reserve is
to be in private ownership, then the State, Village or District or Town Councils shall by Statu-
tory Declaration condemn the reserve_as no longer necessary an essential for its initial purpose
and usage as a reserve.
The petition was denied, and the petitioner was ordered to break down his concrete struc-
The petitioner Joseph Cole was ordered to pay $50, 000.00 costs.


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- Roaming

-Proud as a Peacock

how to make
sure its
Mashramani spectacle
dominate the streets of
Georgetown this
February 23 rope in
the country's top two
designers and be willing
to spend millions of
The designer duo of Derek
Moore, who was named designer
of the year for Mash three years
in a row, and the sizzling Olym-
pia-Small Sonaram, known for
her sexy, sultry getups, is de-
signing the costumes for some 1,
000 revelers who will be spread-
ing Blue Power.
The man in charge bf Cellink,
the mobile link of the Guyana
Telephone and Telegraph Com-
pany (GT&T), Mr. Michael
George, does not want to say
how much is being, spent on
Mash this year, but it is likely
to be more than the G$8M spent
last year.
George, Director of Market-
ing and Sales, says even though
GT&T is going down the mega
league with its own Mash band.
it is still a major sponsor of this
year's Republic anniversary cel-
ebrations. And why not?
This year, Minister of Cul-
ture, Youth and Sports Dr. Frank
Anthony, overseeing his first
ever Mashramani wants to see
the activities taken across the

DESIGNERS Derek Moore (second, left) and Olympia Small -Sonaram (second, right) pose with models in samples of
Cellink's Blue Power revele. costumes.(Delano Williams photos)

country. GT&T has the same
objective in mind, hoping to take
its cellular and broadband tech-
nologies countrywide.
George boasts of 300, 000
cellular customers, and he insists
having a cell phone is no longer
a luxury. Yet still, it is not in the
hands of everyone who wants
one and hence the company's
As a result, GT&T is put-

ting out a major band this year
that will incorporate unique de-
signs by Moore and Small-
Moore is a smart choice fro
GT&T. Whether it is his giant
chicken made with thousands of
plastics bags or his rice or sugar
cane fields. Moore has estab-
lished himself as the premiere
designer of the country's na-
tional festival.
This year. he has swapped
the Ministry of Agriculture
which lie made the show of the
road three years straight with his
a\v'ard winning designs for the
local telephone giant.
For him. GT&T is a whole
new world. literally.
Moore says the main float
of the day would be a symbol
of GT& T's international
roaming. The design is of a
gigantic globe with (;uyana's
natural tourism Kaieteur
Falls featuring l prominently.
Surrounding the globe would
lbe distinct features of key lo-
cations across the world where
the technology reaches.
MNooire L s;1 expect 1( see
Alrica'", l tunni 2 .giraffcs.
iEturopL' < \ mbol llof o\e and re-
mance the lifftel To\\er. thle US'
svimlbol of Irecedoli the Statue of
Liberlt, China's embodiment of
auspicious power the Dragon.
symbols of India dynamic cul-
tures, and the peace and tranquil-
ity ol Ile Caribbean's palm trees
and be.iches.
B: 'king the float would be
revels in swimsuits sporting

headdresses, globe earrings and
the C-Point symbol.
Knowing where Sonaram
gets her reputation ultra sexy
designs she says you can ex-
pect to see some skimpy cos-
tumes. However, both designers
are quick to point out that there
would be costumes that suit the'
tastes of everyone willing to'
back the Cellink band.
The second float of GT&T

would be the C-Point lady. The
costume would feature the C-
Point logo in front and a pea-
cock. According to Moore, the
peacock was chosen to represent
how proud GT&T is of its ac-
complishments in telecommuni-
cations in Guyana.
The company would soon
be undertaking a number of ini-
tiatives to allow its customers to
pick up one of the costumes free.
These would be through various
promotions and through a regis-
tration process which would be
manned from its Mash camp.
And to ensure that the thou-
sands of Mashramani revelers can
link up to one another on their cell
phones. GT&T goes on the road
with its COWS (Cellular on
Wheels) technology. to make sure
the connections are clear.
GT&T has contracted
Kerwin Boilers of ftits and Jain i
fame to coordinate its cents.
Th' first show is scheduled for
this evening at the National Park.
lcaluring Caribbean socai diva
Allison linds and her band and
She would*be backed up
In a local all stars line up that
includes G(T&T's own
Tinmeka Marshall. Celesta
David, First Born.
Gates open at 16:00 i. with
tickets costing $800 each.
Leading up to
Mashramani, GT&T is host-
ing a number of events to
make sure its Blue Power it
connects better than anything
else on the I- ; any.


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HE North Rupununi Wetlands stakeholder
workshop held this week at the University
of Guyana has agreed that all stakeholders
should be involved in the various management
plans for the various wetland projects so that efforts
are not replicated, and resources are used wisely
to promote the development of community
Stakeholders met on January 23 at the Centre for the Study of
Biological Diversity (CSBD), University of Guyana.
The workshop discussed the boundaries of the wetland area, the
important stakeholders and their roles and the threats to these im-
portant wetlands and solutions to these management problems.
It was agreed that agencies such as the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC),
Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC), and other such agen-
cies would need to have a representative at the local level.
The various plans include the Arapaima Management Plan,
Piyakiita Resource Management Unit and the North Rupununi Adap-
tive Management Plan,
*The stakeholders agreed that a presence of representatives from
these agencies would not only provide a rapid response to incidents,
.but also would be a step towards raising awareness and clearly de-
fining the roles of these various agencies in natural resource manage-
The stakeholders also stressed that strengthening the lo-
cal authorities to police natural resource use by persons from
both within and outside of the North Rupununi Wetlands should
be primary in collaboratively managing the region.

The Wetlands
The stakeholders say the North Rupununi Wetlands are a spe-
cial place because of the amazing diversity of wildlife found there,
the uniqueness ot'their cultural heritage and the natural resources
they provide.
These resources, such as fish, are essential to sustaining local
people and their livelihoods. The stakeholders noted that threats to
these wvetlands require effective management to maintain this unique
The North Rupununi Adaptive Management Plan (NRA.MP)
is one such approach. This has been devehloed by the following
project partners: North Rupununi District Development Board
(NRDDB), University of Guyana, Iwokrama International Cen-
tre, EPA and Royal Holloway University of London, Wildfowl &
Wetlands Trust and the Open University finom the UK. It is de-
signed to be implemented and developed by local people at the
local level.
For the purposes of manageneni. it has been proposed that the
core area of the North Rupununi Wetlands includes all land areas
historically and traditionally used by the Makushi. areas that sus-
tain populations of the Giants of El Dorado (Giant River Otter. Jag-
uar, Giant Anteater, Arapainma, Anaconda. Giant River Turtle. Harpy
Eagle), and arcas that have been studied for their rich biodiversity.
They noted that areas whose land-use is incompatible with sus-
tainable exploitation of natural resources and which do not fulfill the
above core area criteria'will be excluded.
The stakeholders noted that activities. such as mining, occurring
within the wider area can impact on the wildlife and people of the
North Rupununi.
For example, pollution in the South Rupununi or over-
fishing in the Ireng River could impact severely on the wetlands


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Today, Sunday, January 28, 2007 marks 16 years since the Guyana
Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) set out on a journey to
transform telecommunications in Guyana and modernize the system. It
was on this date in 1991 when GT&T took over, and was entrusted with
the awesome responsibility of revolutionizing the industry in Guyana.

Anyone who remembers the state of telecommunications then, would
acknowledge the remarkable transformation which has taken place over
the period.

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Over US$250M has been invested in modernizing the infrastructure and
in developing and expanding the facilities. We can see the investment in
the vast increase in the number of subscribers in the various towns and
villages, and in sophisticated state-of-the-art technologies which have
been deployed.

It is an investment that has not only made communication easier, it has
opened business opportunities for persons and improved the lives of
residents in communities across the land.

It has not always been an easy journey. All this has been achieved
despite significant challenges, operating at times with uneconomic rates
and in an environment that has not always been encouraging.

But we have soldiered on, and the investor and staff share the pride
in constructing a solid foundation on which the future of
. telecommunication in Guyana can be firmly built.

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GSM Network
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Combating Child Labour Through Education
EDUCARE (Guyana) Inc

Call for Proposals


EDUCARE Guyana is a programme charged with combating child labour
through education.

Through ongoing research, EDUCARE has identified children who are in need
of support. The target children are either 'at risk' of entering child labour or they
are currently engaged in a Worst Form of Child Labour. EDUCARE intends to
provide support to ensure that these children both remain in school, and are
able to fully participate in the education process, or provide educational
opportunities within their communities, that will enhance their skills and will lead
to them removing themselves from the Child Labour market.

EDUCARE is looking for partner organizations to deliver the following services:

a) School Feeding Programmes; b) Remedial Literacy Programmes; c) Non-
formal and Formal.Skill-based Tec-Voc programmes; d) Parent Education.
Programmes & e) Public Awareness and Community Education Programmes.

.Ideally EDUCARE is looking for partners who have a track record in delivering
these types of programmes, and who are prepared to take on a pro-active
engagement in combating Child Labour in Guyana. Equally EDUCARE
welcomes applications from all organizations that wish to engage in the '
eradication of Child Labour in Guyana.

EDUCARE is a 2-phase programme. In this Phase 2 for the academic year
2007/8 we are looking to implement programmes in the following areas:

Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5

5. Region 6
6. Region 7 Bartica and immediate area
7. Region 10- Linden
8. Georgetown

If you are a Non-Governmental Organisation, Community Based Organisation,
a Faith-Based group, a Private or Public Sector Primary or Secondary School,
School Canteen, big or small, EDUCARE wants to hear from you.

For further information, Guidance Notes for Proposals and Proposal Application
Forms, please contact:

EDUCARE (Guyana) Inc,
263 Earl's Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown
Tel: 225 7781/3/4 Fax: 225 7799 Email:

Deadline for Proposals for Phase 2 is: Friday, March 9, 2007 4.30pm.

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and the people of the North Rupununi.
The North Rupununi Wetlands wider area includes places from where water flows into
the Rupununi River, the Siparuni River, the Ireng River from Guyanese lands and parts of
the upper reaches of the Essequibo. It also includes river and land migration routes for
species such as fish and important species breeding areas.
There are many different stakeholder groups concerned with natural resource management within
the North Rupununi.
These range from government, non-government organizations, communities, commercial inter-
ests to individual people. These groups and individuals have varying capacity to implement manage-
ment and often have conflicting and overlapping roles.
To clarify the management of natural resources, the workshop recognized that management of the
North Rupununi Wetlands should be undertaken by community organizations and in particular the
NRDDB. Other organizations and agencies should support the NRDDB in the implementation of
natural resource management.
In particular regulatory, education and conservation/research organizations should actively sup-
port the NRDDB, the stakeholders posited, adding that commercial, social service, enforcement.
donor and public action groups should provide advice and input where necessary.
The stakeholders said there are several issues that require immediate and practical solutions.
These include pollution, over harvesting, irresponsible hunting, and unregulated mining that result in
the loss of species in general, as well as more specifically, the destruction of inland fisheries.
The stakeholders noted that the major issue restricting the proper management of the
North Rupununi Wetlands is the current lack of legislation/appropriate legislation and in
cases where there is legislation, the lack of resources (financial, human and technical capac-
ity) and awareness to implement and enforce these laws.



The Public is hereby notified that ELIZABETH JABAR a.k.a. PETTY of Lot
21 Lilly Street, Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice and CYNTHIA EMMANUEL
a.k.a. CINTY of Lot 20 # 50 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, and also of Scottsburg,
Springlands are no longer employed with GILGEOUS "FIRST CHOICE"
PAWN SHOP and is therefore not authorized to transact any business on behalf
of the company.
Order by Management

SGuyana Revenue Authorit

Transitional Arrangement Policy on

Registration of Motor Vehicles

The general public is hereby notified of the following policies implemented
by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) as it relates to the payment of
taxes and registration o motor vehicles:

1. Motor Vehicles which were imported on or before December 3 1
2006, for which duties and/or consumption tax was paid on or before
December 31, 2006. will be registered at Licence Revenue Offie under the
previous purchase tax regime up to and including January 3 1, 2007, after the
purchase tax applicable has been paid.

2. Motor Vehicles which were imported on or before December 31,
2006. and the C72 Customs declaration lodged on or before December 31,
2006, will be assessed for ditty and/or consumption tax where applicable,
and will be registered at Licence Revenue Office under the previous
purchase tax regime tp to and including January 31, 2007, after all taxes
applicable have been paid. exclusive ofVAT and Excise tax.

3. Motor vehicles which do not qualify under I and 2 above will be
subject to the payment of duty, Excise tax and VAT where applicable prior to
being registered.

4. With effect from February 1. 2007, all motor vehicles imported will
be subject to the payment of duty. Excise tax, and VAT where applicable
prior to being registered.

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to Colin and
Nicola Marks who
are celebrating
their 21st
anniversary. Best
wishes are from
their four
children and
close friends and


Contractors & Consultants are invited to be pre-qualified for Works
to be undertaken by the Regional Administration of Region # 10 for
the year 2007.
Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:

a. Rehabilitation/construction of roads
b. Rehabilitation/construction of buildings
c. Rehabilitation/construction of bridges
d. Construction of furniture
c. Drainage and irrigation works
f. Mechanics
g. Masonary and carpentry (small works)
Contractors/consultants are required to submit at the time of tendering
the following:

1. Covering letter identifying the Company
2. General background of the Company along with a copy of a
valid business registration of the Company.
3. List of machinery and equipment owned or lease by the
4. Details of similar works undertaken by the Company over
the last five (5) years, including authentication.
5. Financial Statement for the last three (3) years and accessible
credit facilities.
6. Valid Certificates of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue
Authority and National Insurance Scheme.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the Regional
Accounting Unit from January 26, 2007 at a non-refundable fee of
$1,000 Contractors must qualify for each lot separately. Applications
should be in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the Contractor and
should indicate on the top, left-hand corner "Lot Tendering for..." and
address to the "Chairman, Regional Tender Board, Region #10 and
deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office, 19
Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden, on or before February 14, 2007 at
10:00 hrs. Contractors or their representatives may be present at the
A pre-qualification meeting will be held on February 1, 2007 at 2 pm.
Contractors/Consultants are encouraged to attend this to have questions
and queries answered.

Mr. Henry Rodney
Regional Executive Officer
Region #10

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Hello Readers,

This week we will look at the first environmental day for
the year, World Wetlands Day. This is the first of two articles
which will be based on wetlands and world wetlands day, 2007.
This week's article will define wetlands, types of wetlands
and World wetlands Day, 2007. Next week we will continue
to look at benefits and values of wetlands and the need for
conservation. In addition we will also examine the North
Rupununi wetlands in Guyana.

The above picture is showing a Spurwing Jacana (Jacana
jacana) on a Victoria amazonica in the North Rupununi

What are Wetlands?
Generally, wetlands are lands where saturation with water is
the dominant factor determining the nature of soil development and
the types of plant and animal communities living in the soil and on
its surface (Cowardin, December 1979).
For regulatory purposes under the Clean Water Act, the term
wetlands means "those areas that are inundated or saturated by
surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to
support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a
prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil
conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs and
similar areas."

Wetlands vary widely because of regional and local differences
in soils, topography, climate, hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation,
and other factors, including human disturbance. Indeed, wetlands
are found from the tundra to the tropics and on every continent
except Antarctica. The main types of wetlands are bogs, fens,
freshwater marshes, playa lakes, pocosins, prairie potholes, swamps,
and vernal pools. ./rockwater/Wetlands2/
Different Types.html

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on February 2 when
the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran
was signed on February 2, 1971.

World Wetlands Day was
first celebrated in 1997. o egr
Since 1997, Government
Agencies, Non-Government 4 i
Organizations and
Community Groups have a
celebrated World Wetlands .
Day by undertaking actions ,- B
to raise public awareness of
wetland values and benefits tlfiff?7
while they promote the
conservation and wise use of
wetlands. These activities include seminars, nature
walks, festivals, launches of new policies,
announcement of new Ramsar sites, newspaper
articles, radio interviews and wetland rehabilitation.

The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2007 is
'Wetlands and Fisheries', in recognition of the importance of
fish and fisheries to all people around the world. Raising our
awareness of the importance of wetlands and fish increases

Please turn to page XV

LOAN #1604/SF-GY

CONSULTANCY SERVICES Regional Organisation and Method (O&M)
Systems and Human Resource (HR) Specialist

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) for the Public Management Modemisation
Program. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing be applied to
eligible payments for the procurement of consultancy services.

The GOG hereby invites interested individuals to submit Expressions of interest
to the Public Management Modernisation Program for the captioned consultancy.

Objective of the Consultancy:
This consultancy aims to ensure a transfonnation of 35 Personnel Offices from
Personnel Administration to Human Resources Management status that is
compatible with international standards in public services.

Duration of Consultancy:
The duration of the consultancy is four (4) consecutive months. At least fifteen (15)
days of each of these months or a total of sixty (60) days are to be spent in Guyana
during the life of the contract.

Graduate qualification in Human Resource Management with at least eight (8)
years experience in all aspects of Human Resource Management (HRM) including
Change Management Methodologies in Public Services is required.

Terms of Reference for this consultancy could be uplifted from the project office
(See address below)

Expressions of interest along with Curriculum Vitae must be sent not later than
February 19,2007 to:
The Project Coordinator
Dependants' Pension Fund
230 Camp Street

Telephone Numbers: 592 223 7046
Facsimile: 592 226 8548

LOAN #1604/SF-GY

CONSULTANCY SERVICES Local Organisation and Method (O&M)
Systems and Human Resource (HR) Specialist

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) for the Public Management Modernisation Program. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing be applied to eligible payments for
the procurement of consultancy services.

The GOG hereby invites interested individuals to submit Expressions of Interest to
the Public Management Modernisation Program for the captioned consultancy.

Objective of the Consultancy:
This consultancy will support/assist the process of transforming 35 Personnel Offices
in central government agencies and the Regional Administrations to Human
Resource Management Offices.

Duration of Consultancy:
The duration of the consultancy is four (4) consecutive months.

A Bachelor's degree in Management, Operations Management. Business
Administration or related discipline with at least eight (8) years experience in
Organisation and Methods with substantial experience in the design of Human
Resource Management (HRM) organization structures in the public sector is

Terms of Reference for this consultancy could be uplifted from the project office
(See address below)

Expressions of interest along with Curriculum Vitae must be sent not later than
February 19, 2007 to:
The Project Coordinator
Dependants' Pension Fund
230 Camp Street

Telephone Numbers: 592 223 7046
592 223 7047
Facsimile: 592 226 8548


Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007

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From page XVIII

our appreciation of the
challenges we are now facing

in managing our wetlands
amidst the many, often
conflicting, uses.
The World Wetland Day

slogan 'Fish for tomorrow?'
encloses many of these
challenges we are facing, which


Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken
by the Regional Administration of Region 5.

Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:-

(a) Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
(b) Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
(c) Drainage and Irrigation Works
(d) School Furniture
(e) Bridges and Fences

Contractors are required to submit at the time of Tendering:-

(1) A valid certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue
Authority. It must be noted that where a Tender is submitted in
the name of a Company/Finn the certificate must reflect the
name of the Company/Finn and not the owner's.

(2) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager.
National Insurance Scheme.

(3) Evidence of financial resources from Banking Institutions
available to undertake works.

(4) List of manpower/resource.

(5) Record of past performance.

(6) List of machinery/equipment.

Pre-qualification documents can be purchased from the Office of the
Regional Executive Officer at a cost of fifteen hundred dollars
(1,500.00) per copy.

Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no
identity of the Contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left-
hand comer the areas of work to be undertaken.

Pre-qualifications should be addressed to:

Regional Tender Board
Office of the Regional Democratic Council
Region 5
Fort Wellington
West Coast Berbice

and deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative
Office, Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice not later than February
12, 2007 at 09:00h.

Contractors or their Representative may be present at the opening of
the Pre-qualification.

Leonard Forde
Regional Executive Officer
Region 5

management of fish (and other
marine species) populations,
especially those that are
commercially fished;

sustainable aquaculture

Effectively managing
wetlands and other important
fish habitats to protect and
conserve fish populations; and

Increasing buyer
awareness of fish species for

Healthy and functional
inland and coastal wetlands
play a very important role in
the management and
conservation of our important
fish resources. They provide
important habitat for fish
populations, including rare
and endangered fish species,

and are spawning and
nursery areas for many fishes
and other marine species.

Our focus for February 2nd
2007 is on wetlands and fisheries
in recognition of:

The needs of the one
billion people who rely on fish
as their primary source of
animal protein;

The state of the
world's fisheries where 75% of
commercially important marine
and most inland water fish
stocks are either currently
overfished or being fished at
their biological limit, and where
the effects of unsustainable
aquaculture practices on wetland
ecosystems are of growing

The important role
that inland and coastal
wetlands play in supporting

fish and fisheries at all levels,
from large-scale, commercial
fisheries to subsistence
fishers, and from wild,
capture fisheries to farmed
fish; the critical role that
coastal wetlands play as
spawning and nursery areas
for many marine species; and
the urgent need for effective
management of fisheries and
the wetland ecosystems that
support them;

The adoption in
November 2005 by the
Ramsar Convention of a
resolution and annexed
guidelines on the
conservation, production and
sustainable use of fisheries
which commits the 153
Contracting Parties to the
Convention to playing
their role in establishing
and maintaining
sustainable fisheries in

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

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,Slday Chronicle .January., 28,, 2007

Sunday-Clhirocle anuary-8,.07 .... Y .. ge



PRUNING is essential for the removal of
dead and unwanted branches or parts of the
tree; regularizing plant size and crop load.
It is fundamental for proper maintenance and
improves the flowering and fruit set of trees.

Pruning is
essential for the
following reasons:
Development of a strong
Facilitation of easy
Elimination of weak,
unproductive growth

Improvement of light

Removal of dead or
diseased branches

Improvement of air flow

Pruning results in the

following effects:

The remaining branches
only add foliage to the tree in
the process using up necessary
energy needed by the
productive branches. Removal
of these branches would then
mean the availability of more
energy to the remaining
branches for production of fruit

Increased light penetration
- light is necessary for
photosynthesis through which
energy is produced for the tree.
This energy is utilized among
other things for fruit
production. It follows then that
more light leads to more energy
and ultimately more fruits.

Light also promotes ripening of

Increased air movement -
Within the foliage there is an
accumulation of moisture that
encourages fungal diseases such
as gummosis and anthracnose.
An increased air movement
allows for the removal of such
moisture preventing the
presence of water induced

Removal of excess
flowering buds There is a
balance between the number and
quality of fruits produced by
any tree. In any given area
especially where there is a
shortage of nutrients, a large
number of fruits, small in size
and poor in quality may be
produced. Pruning excessive
buds avails more nutrients to
the remaining ones leading to a
smaller number of fruits having
a better quality.

The Pah American Health Organization (PAHO) seeks an Assistant Project Officer who will
work under and report to the PAHO/WHO HIV/A'IDS Country Officer. He/she contributes to
the' planning, implementation; and monitoring of the PAHO/WHO Guyana Office
programme/projects activities.
lIoe ira Re o nonsibil ties--

Assistsin monitoring the implementation of HIV/AIDS programme/projects activities
by reviewing progress and identifying issues/constraints; consults with government
counterparts, partnerss and beneficiaries and proposes recommendations for
addressing identifiedd issues.
Monitors HIV/AIDS resources utilization by collecting information related to
programrrid/projects'financialand administrative status for the purposes of analysis
and reporting.
Assists in building alliances/partnerships among key private and public partners to
facilitate 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.
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
Pan American Health Organization
Lot 8 Bnckdam -
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Training This develops
the framework of the tree. This
phase occurs at the growth and

developmental stage and creates
a strong tree framework, which
is able to support and promote
an optimum crop load.

Maintenance allows for
proper sanitation and maintains

plant size. This phase occurs
during the initial fruiting years
and proceeds through the
optimum fruiting years.
Please turn to page

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The USAID/GHARP Private Sector Advisory Board is a rapidly
expanding alliance of organizations dedicated to combating the
HIV/AIDS epidemic through the unique skills, expertise and
contributions of the private sector in Guyana. Through this awards
program, the Advisory Board intends to recognize the valuable
contribution made by individual entities and their leaders in their fight
against HIV/AIDS and will identify and promote new examples of best
practices. The Awards will be presented on March 9, 2007 at a public
event, where the Advisory Board will publish summaries of the
programs of the winners and commended entries and winners will be
profiled in publications and media announcements.


The Advisory Board welcomes entries from businesses, business
leaders, NGOs and other entities which have demonstrated their
commitment to combating HIV/AIDS in both the workplace and
community. The advisory board plans to grant six awaids for:

Excellence in the Workplace
Excellence in the Community :
Excellence for Innovation
Excellence using Core Competency
Individual Leadership on HIV/AIDS ,
Individual Care Provider onHIV/ AIDS ,

Who Can Enter . ,.;,. '.. :..

The awards are open to all entities involved in helping to reduce aiid
prevent HIV/AIDS in the workplace and community.

The selection panel will be comprised members of the judiciary;
representatives of the Ministries of Health and Labour, Human
Services; leaders of Private Sector Organizations and Entities
representing People Living with HIV/AIDS (PL WHA)

Details of the awards to be granted, application criteria and entry forms
are included in the guidance document.

Interested organizations can uplift the guidance document at the
USAID/GHARP Office at 44 High Street, (3Y' Floor, DDL Buildilg)
Kingston, Georgetown

To receive additional information by email or telephone please contact:

Mr. Derrick Cummings on Tel No: 231-6317 ext 247 or Email:

Closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday 13"' February,
2007 at 16:00 hrs




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Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007

Pigs grow quickly, quicker even than children: and
much though the latter altered in the first month on
board, the little black porker (whose name by and by
was Thunder) altered even more. He soon grew to
such a size one could not possibly allow him to lie on
one's stomach any more: so, as his friendliness did not
diminish, the functions were reversed, and it became a
common thing to find one child, or a whole bunch of
them, sitting on his scurfy side. They grew very fond
of him indeed (especially Emily), and called him their
Dear Love, their Only Dear, their Own True Heart, and
other names. But he had only two things he ever said.
When his back was being scratched he enunciated an
occasional soft and happy grunt; and that same phrase
(only in a different tone) had to serve for every other
occasion and emotion except one. When a particular
heavy lot of children sat down on him at once, he ut-
tered the faintest ghost of a little moan, as affecting as
the wind in a very distant chimney, as if the air in him
was being squeezed out through a pin hole....
One cannot wish for a more comfortable seat than
an acquiescent pig.
"If I was the Queen," said Emily, "I should most cer-
tainly have a pig for a throne."
"Perhaps she has," suggested Harry.
"He does like being scratched," she added presently in a
very sentimental tone, as she rubbed his sctirfy back.
The mate was watching:
"I should think you'd like being scratched, if your skin
was in that condition!"
"Oh how disgusting you are!" cried Emily, delighted.
But the idea took root.
"I don't think that I should kiss him quite so much if
I was you," Emily presently advised Laura, who was
lying with her arms tight around his neck and covering
his briny snout with kisses from ring to ears.
"My Pet! My Love!" murmured Laura, by way of
indirect protest.
The wily mate had foreseen that some estrangement
would be necessary if they were ever to have fresh pork
served without salt tears. He intended this to be the
thin end of the wedge. But alas! Laura's mind was as
humor-some an instrument to play as the twenty-three-
stringed lute.
When dinner-time came, the children mustered for
their soup and biscuit.
They were not overfed on the schooner: they were
given little that is generally considered wholesome, or
to contain vitamins... First the cook boiled the various
non-perishables they c-rried in a large big pot together
for a couple of hours. Then a lump of salt beef from
the cask forward, having been rinsed in a little fresh
water, was added, and allowed to simmer with the rest
till it was just cooked. Then it was withdrawn, and the
captain and mate ate their soup first and their meat af-
terwards, out of plates, like gentlemen. After that, if it
was a week-day, the meat was put to cool on the cabin
shelf. ready to warm up in tomorrow's soup....

i. Read the passage many times for a eood und'r-
..landing )f ',\ hat it is all about. Read again for the char-
acter,' words quoted b\ the writer. v ha efet do
.O)u 1in0d he use of dialogue in this passage'?I Discs,>
S\. ih stiidt\ oarlfnc-, wto have cCbeen ollowint ih,.:-
'-*, 'he-e Dx.lsi \\eO k..
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* i:tlo2.1ie is. ;, ''rie. c!['(.ii ci qtnolation,,.

A direct quotation is a character's own words
enclosed in quotation marks.
An indirect quotation is a report of what some-
one said.
Direct quotation: "I think I see Hubert!" said his
Indirect quotation: The father said that he thought
he saw Hubert.
Good writers use dialogue with a purpose. He/
She can create a sense of time and place, tell about
character, highlight the relationships between characters,
intensify the action, add suspense, foreshadow possible
trouble, or a combination, and move the plot along.

Relax and their call to mind an interesting conver-
sation you heard or participated in. Write it down as
you remember it. Then turn it into a fictional dialogue.
You must change the real dialogue in any way nec-
essary to add interest and liveliness.

In the dialogue you can do the following things:
Use the dialogue to revel something about your
Use words and phrasing appropriate for each
Use clear tag lines and correct paragraphing, punc-
tuation. and capitalization.
Create more story interest by choosing interesting
synonyms and vivid verbs in your tag lines.
[Remember that in a dialogue, the words that iden-
tify the speaker, such as "said the friend," are called tag
lines. Without taglines, readers might have trouble fig-
uring out who is saying what. Too few tag lines can
make a dialogue confusing: too many tag lines can make
it choppy.]

Group Work
In a small group, brainstorm about the drawing be-
low. Have each member assume the role of a charac-
ter, and ad-lib dialogue for a short dramatic scene, with
one group member serving as recorder. Read the script
aloud, and revise it to make it more realistic. Finalise
the script and present it to an interested audience such
as your Language Club.

Grammar Last Week
Solution to "Run-on Sentences"

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Once to every man and nation
comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with
Falsehood, for the Good or Evil side.
James Russell Lowell 1819-1891

1. Run-on Sentence: Writing is a journey that is sel-
dom smooth often it is an exploration of your thoughts
and ideas. (Two main clauses with no punctuation be-
tween them)

Suggestions to sentence correction:
i) Writing is a journey that is seldom smooth.
Often it is an exploration of your thoughts and ideas.
(The two main clauses are separated by a period or full
stop, and the second sentence is begun with a capital
ii) Writing is a journey that is seldom smooth; of-
ten it is an exploration of your thoughts and ideas. (A
semi-colon is placed between the two main clauses.)
iii) Writing is a journey that is seldom smooth, and
often it is an exploration of your thoughts and ideas. (A
comma and a coordinating conjunction are placed be-
tween the main clauses.)

3. Run-on Sentence: During the freewriting stage
ideas are random but they can lead to a writing topic.
(Two main clauses with no comma before the coordi-
nating conjunction)

Suggestion to sentence correction:
During the freewriting stage ideas are random, but
they can lead to a writing topic. (Add a comma be-
fore the coordinating conjunction to separate the two
main clauses.)

Run-on Sentence (A bonus): Jennifer watched the
TV amateur boxing last night, she has forgotten who
won the contest. (Two main clauses separated only by
a comma)

Suggestions to sentence correction:
i) Jennifer watched the TV amateur boxing last
night. She has forgotten who won the contest. (The
two main clauses are separated by an end mark of punc-
tuation, such as a full stop or question mark. and the
new sentence is begun with a capital letter.)
ii) Jennifer watched the TV amateur boxing last
night: she has forgotten who won the contest. (A semi-
colon is placed between the two main clauses.)
iii) Jennifer watched the TV amateur boxing last
night, but she has forgotten who won the contest. (A
coordinating conjunction is placed after the comma.)

., 1 Use commas to separate three or more items
J': in a series.

,?&' A comma can be used to separate parts of a series
in a sentence.

., ExaMiple: sat up. swung mily 'et o\ er the edge
ofl iV g' Ilat!i ol01her's couch. a1nd! fell for nvll spectacles

I. N\ little cotiusin scruanied stamped his right floot
o['ei \\' idet h Iis ." ig eyeCcs anand annioutced that _e \vh s, I,,td.
I, 2. HIts Cace C\as pale \\ riniled anld coUl'scd.
0- 4. ieC cast urio s glalncs ai ilCe at; our \ ili- ailnd
toward ie1 dog.
4-. I I's!ed. lv mother looked plU/led andl ihe ca
stalkc d a\\ a\.
,'-uht ,'rv' ntnotiwncd thd little n;s.iast

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Brief Introduction to Guyana's Draft

Biotechnology, Biosafety & Biosecurity policy

Part 6 Concluding remarks

Elements of the proposed GMO regulation

[Continued from week of
January 14, 2007]

The internationally negotiated and agreed Cartagena Protocol
on Biosafety from which the ethos of our draft National.
Biosafety Framework and related draft Biosafety Bill are
derived, evolved from Agenda 21 and the Convention on
Biological Diversity, as noted in an earlier article in this
column. Implicitly, Guyana's framework for biosafety
regulation must be harmonized with the basic requirements
of the Protocol. Although as a nation state there is room for
customization of some elements to satisfy local socio-
economic, regulatory and other indigenous legal,
administrative and societal norms. As such the proposed draft
framework and related draft Biosafety Bill take into
consideration the compliance requirements of the Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety consists of forty
articles and three annexes, while our draft Biosafety Bill
consists of some ninety-four articles and five annexes
(schedules) constituted in a fifteen-part legal instrument as
presently proposed by project coordination, following

technical and national consultations.

The key articles key articles of the Protocol are:
Article 1 Objective
Article 2 General Provisions
Article 3 Use of Terms
*Article 4 Scope
Article 5 Pharmaceuticals
Article 6 Transit and contained use
Article 7 Application of advanced Informed agreement
Article 8 Notification [ of GMO application or any other
relevant issue]
Article 9 -Acknowledgement of receipt of notification
Article 10 Decision procedure
Article 11 Procedure for living modified organisms IGMOsl
intended for direct use as food or feed. or for processing
Article 12 Review of decisions
Article 13 Simplified procedure
Article 14 Bilateral, regional and Multilateral agreements
and arrangements
Article 15 Risk assessment
Article 16 Risk management
Article 17 Unintentional Transboundary movements and
emergency measures

Article 18 Handling, transport. packaging and identification
Article 19 Competent national authorities and national focal
Article 20 Information sharing and the biosafety clearing-
Article 21 Confidential information
Article 22 Capacity-building
Article 23 public awareness and participation
Article 24 Non-parties [this relates to how to handle
countries which are not parties to the Protocol]
Article 25 -Illegal transboundary movements [i.e. of GMOs]
Article 26 Socio-economic considerations
Article 27 Liability and redress
Article 28 Financial mechanism and resources
Article 29 Conference of the Parties [i.e. of the Convention
on Biological Diversity = COP] serving as the Meeting of the Parties
to this Protocol [=MOPI
Article 30 Subsidiary bodies
Article 31 Secretariat [of the Protocol]
Article 32 Relationship with the Convention on Biological
Article 33 Monitoring and reporting
Article 34 Compliance
Article 35 Assessment and review [i.e. of the Protocol]
Article 36 Signature
Article 37 Entry into force
Article 38 Reservations Please turn to page
Article 39 Withdrawal
Article 40 Authentic texts XXJI


Society of St Vincent De Paul will shortly be opening a Care Centre in the
Charlestown area and will need persons to fill the following positions:
Registered Nurses to manage day to day activities of client care at
the facility.
RN/RM certificate with at least 5 years ward management experience.
Training in Palliative care and/or HIV/AIDS experience would be an

NursingAssistants to assist with client care at the facility.
N/A certificate with at least 3 years ward experience. Training ,in
Palliative care and/or HIV/AIDS experience would be an asset.

Care Assistants to assist with client care at the facility.
PCA certificate with at least 1 year ward experience. Training in
Palliative care and/or HIV/AIDS experience would be an asset.

Social Worker part-time (20 hours pw) to counsel with clients and
their families.
Diploma in Social Work. Experience of working with HIV/AfIDS
would be an asset, Computer skills.

Admin/Accounts Clerk- part-time (20 hours pw) to assist with day fo
day administrative and financial duties of DRCCC.
CXC English and Accounts -1/2 and CAT level 2, working experience
2/3 years.

Head Cook and two-Part/Time Cooks (20 hours pw) to prepare
meals and special diets for clients,
SExperience in similar-position preferred. Interested applicants iltst
have the food handlers' certificate.

LDmestic Assistants Handy-P sons partitime (20 hours pw). to
mainiaia the cleanlindesbf the en~tnnient. ,
Reqluireatlent .A. : :- I.
Experience in similar bsition prefer ed.
Persons interested in applying for these'positions, can submit their \\tinlin
applications'and CV by Wednesday, February 7 2007, to:
SocietyofSt Vincent de Paul
David Rose Boys Hlostel
24 Princess Street

A leading Manufacturing Company
has positions for the following posts

Qualification ft Experience
Valid Driver's Licence
Police Clearance
Sound Secondary Education
Minimum 3 years experience driving cars and vans

Qualification ft Experience
Valid Driver's Licence
Police Clearance
Sound Primary Education
Minimum 3 years experience in a similar position

Oualification ft Experience
Valid Driver's licence,
Police Clearance
Sound Education
Minimum 3 years experience driving CarVaii Lorry

All applicants n nt be oy er 25 -arS ith a plasa prsonai..i
',s' ;" -" I- ~), "' -" ,
Salary will be v, ,rIeansi't atI,' t, skd!'i' and expeuen'ce

Apply in person with ifit wfntt ,u dpplcifh tio! to, t.
30 Industrial Estate, Riimveldt, Georgetown.

Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007

Page XXI

Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007


From page XIX

Rehabilitative This resuscitates an old orchard or changes the variety. This phase occurs
after the trees or orchards have passed their optimum bearing years. Pruning at this stage can
add further life to the tree.

Each fruit tree has it own branching pattern and growth habit. For example a Malacca
Apple (cashew) is dome shaped, mango is upright and spreading. It would be detrimental to
prune a mango tree like a Malacca apple or vice versa.
Therefore when pruning, one should bear in mind the inherent shape of the tree and prune
to enhance or promote this shape. Remember how the tree is pruned in the initial years will
set the shape for the years to come.
Tools used for pruning include: pruning saw, bow saws, loppers, shears or commonly, the
cutlass (through this is not a recommended tool for pruning as it is difficult to get clean cut
close to the base with a cutlass). The tools should be sharp giving clean cuts which would
prevent tearing orpeeling of bark.
When pruning, cuts are made as close as possible to the base of the stem to be removed,
leaving no short stubs. These stubs if left will sprout new branches, which will have to be
pruned again adding time and money.
Stubs when cut back to the base develop a ring or callus tissue that fills in the cut area and
serves as a barrier against pests and diseases. In the inte -m, wounds and cuts created fro pruning
are covered with water asphalt emulsion to prevent water loss and entry of pests and diseases
until the callus issue is formed.
When trees are pruned to improved light penetration and increased air movement, previously
unexposed branches would be liable to sunscald. Applying whitewash to the exposed limbs
could prevent this.
Pruned materials should be removed from the orchard to prevent attraction of insects and
breeding of diseases.
It is very important to note that top heavy or excessive pruning can have a negative effect
on crop yield. When too many branches are removed, the remaining ones may not be able to
sustain a good crop load.
In addition, the tree may be damaged that it takes a Ion time recovering before it
can begin to produce fruits again.

Some points to remember:

Pruning is commonly done after harvest when dead wood is
removed. Never prune during harvest

Pruning before the rains allow for quicker rejuvenation

Further reinvigoration is provided by application of nitrogen


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ARIES -- Time is on your side today -- finally! After a long period of feeling
as though you had no control over your own calendar, you're back in charge.
And now that you are, the first thing you should schedule for yourself is
some alone time. You need to check out, recharge your batteries and refocus
on keeping a healthy state of mind. There are a few open dates coming up --
why not fill them with a brief vacation, a spa day or a day spent cuddled up
with a great book?
TAURUS -- Today, understanding an unfamiliar new situation might not be
as easy as it usually is for you. There is a strong air of confusion floating
around, and it is attacking many people -- including you, unfortunately. So
instead of letting the fogginess of the day get the better of you, turn your
focus to simple matters and simple priorities. Have fun with whatever you do
and try not to take things too seriously. Do not let yourself get stuck doing
highly detailed work.

GEMINI -- You definitely know how to create a good time for everyone around
you, but today you deserve to take a break from your cruise-director duties.
Turn your social plans over to someone else -- put yourself in the hands of
someone who does things in a way different from yours. Take a risk and. trust
that this person knows how to have fun. This is a great opportunity to ex-
plore something new and try something you might never have tried 9ther-

CANCER -- If someone is confused by something you're saying- today, it's
up to you to clarify. It will be tempting to blame the misunderstanding on this
person's lack of experience or intellect, but that's not the case. You need to
clarify your thoughts and speak succinctly. Stick to the relevant facts. You
might love every tangential aspect of your thinking, but not everyone else
will care.

LEO -- Your daily life is going through some plot twists worthy of a classic
Hollywood thriller -- first things with a certain someone are good, and then
they're bad. This is no way to grow a relationship! The good news is that
right now you can put this flick on pause if you want! Simply avoid touchy
issues for a while. Focus your communication on future plans and dreams.
There is no need to dissect every conflict for hours on end. Sometimes, it's
best to agree to disagree.

VIRGO -- The biggest advantage you have today is that you know the dif-
ference between being mature and just acting mature. This will come in handy
when you get involved in a somewhat heated conversation in the middle of
the day. Emotional situations can cause even the most levelheaded people to
say things they don't mean -- but you won't fall for such traps today. If ver-
bal sparring elevates to something nastier, take the high road and tell that
person to just grow up.

LIBRA -- If you have to stay up late and bum the midnight oil to make things
come together at work or school, you should do it -- it's better to do a hard
push and get things over with as soon as you can. This period where extra
effort is required won't last too long, so do not worry about rearranging any
upcoming social engagements. You'll be there. For now, just keep plugging
away -- each step you take forward means you are that much closer to the
finish line.

SCORPIO -- The real sticking point for you today will be understanding
people, not enjoying them. You are in sync with everyone right now, which is
creating harmony and a lot of fun. But a lot of what they are doing is confus-
ing to you. Today, instead of trying to understand what motivates them, just
observe and accept. They are finding their own way and learning from their
mistakes. Step out of the picture and let things take their own course. Every-
one will land on his or her feet.

SAGITTARIUS -- Today the world has something wonderful to show you --
so open up your eyes, put down your work, relax and enjoy the experience!
People-watching should entrance you for hours as the parade of humanity
reminds you how every individual is unique, and none of them are perfect.
Celebrate the kindness of a stranger by performing a kind act of your own,
and make it twice as generous. Money may not be able to buy happiness,
but it can make people feel good.

CAPRICORN -- It's time to have that talk you've been putting off; chances
are, you've built it up in your head to an unrealistically intimidating level. In
reality, it will just be two people (who respect each other very much) talking
openly and honestly. If you approach things compassionately and with all
your defenses down, you will be able to listen well and respond clearly. If
you're the one who initiates the conversation,, suggest a time when you two
can get face to face.

AQUARIUS -- No one is standing in your way right now, so why are you
standing still? Today the road ahead of you is clear, straight and flat -- per-
fect conditions for a gorgeous takeoff! One small effort will take you a lot
further than you can imagine, so buck up the courage to start that conversa-
tion, smile in the direction of that cute stranger, or march into your supervisor's
office and ask for that long-overdue raise! Prepare yourself for an enriching

PISCES -- Today, don't be surprised if you notice a few people saying things
vou you're known to sa\. ldressin lik-e \ou drt ss. or talking boutt topics Votl
tend to go on and on about. They aren't mocking you -- they are unconsciously
emulating you. See, you have become quite a trendsetter in your group, mostly
because of your positive and confident attitude. People think it looks good
on you, and they want to look good. Feeling good about yourself is conta-
gious, and you have started an epidemic.

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Sunday Chronicle January 28, 2007


Brief Introduction

to Guyana's Draft

Biotechnology ...

Guyana's draft Biosafety Bill as composed by project coordination
for the benefit and efficiency in legal drafting refinement and
informed by the requirements of the Protocol and related technical
best-practices is constituted into 15 parts comprising some 94
articles. The basic elements corhprising the fifteen parts and some
of the related articles are:

Part 1 General Provisions [comprising]
o Article 1 Objectives
o Article 2 Definitions.
o Article 3 Scope '
o Article 4 Purpose of the Act
o Article 5 Precautionary Principle
o Article 6 Act binds the State

Part 2 Institutional and Administrative Arrangements
o Article 7 -Establishment of the National Biosafety Authority
o Article 8 National Biosafety Authority as National
Competent authority ,.
o Article 9 Duties of the National Biosafety Authority
o Article 10 Appointment of the Chair of NBA board
o Article 11 Appointment of the Deputy Chair
o Article 12 Appointment of.members of the board
o Article 13- Vacancies in the NBA
o Article 14 Meetings of the NBA
o Article 15 The Secretariat [of the NBA]
o Article 16 Functions of the Secretariat
o Article 17 The Biosafety Commissioner
o Article 18 -Appointment of the Biosafety Commissioner
o Article 19 -Establishment ofthe Biosafety Inspectorate Unit
o Article 20 Functions of the'Biosafety Inspectorate Unit
o Article 21 Biosafety Inspectors
o Article 22 Appointment of Biosafety Inspectors
o Article 23 Powers of Biosafety Inspectors
o Article 24 Establishment of the National Biosafety Clearing-
o Article 25 Establishment of the Biosafety Scientific
Advisory Committee
o Article 26 Public disclosure of possible conflicts of interest
o Article 27 Code of ethics
o Article 28 -InternalProcedures

Part 3 Notification and authorization requirements
o Article 29 Prohibitions relevant to specific categories of
o Article 30 -'Public notice-on intent opt prohibit importation
o Article 31 Control of GMOs
o Article 32 Notifications;requirements and procedures for
contained use activities
o Article 33 Import and Export restrictions for GMOs
o Article 34 Application procedures for import and export

o Article 35 Confidential information [ for example on
patented intellectual property]
o Article 36 Acknowledgement and preliminary response to
GMO application
o Article 37 Authorization requirements for deliberate
introduction into the environment
o Article 38 Import Permit
o Article 39 Export Permit
o Article 40 Biotechnology.Research and Development Permit
as per sector
Agricultural biotechnology research
Environmental biotechnology research
Food biotechnology research
Industrial biotechnology research
Medical biotechnology research
o Article 41 Issuance of permit
o Article 42 Simplified application and review procedures
for Pre-approved GMOs
o Article 43 Petition for exemption or Simplified Procedures
for Pre-approved GMOs
o Article 44 Prohibitions on handling, transportation, in-transit,
use, transfer or release of GMO without permit

Part 4 Risk Assessment and Management
o Article 45 Risk Analysis scoping
o Article 46 Risk Assessment process
o Article 47 Evaluation of Risk Management system
o Article 48 Review of Risk Assessment report
o Article 49 Risk Management measures
o Article 50 Responsibility for risk management measures
o Article 51 Labeling of GMOs and related products
o Article 52 Packaging of GMOs
o Article 53 Accompanying documentation for transport of

We shall conclude the itemization of the basic elements
of the draft Biosafety Bill next week.

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Cookery Corner

7 Welcome to the 436th edition of r
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

to tempt your taste buds. They.

Cook's Tip: Since ypuchop theslirimp Put the Champion Spaghetti on to cook. While the
anyway, don't buy the large expensive pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the
kind. Small to medium sized are just fine! shrimp, garlic, salt and Chico Black Pepper and red
pepper flakes to taste. After a minute or two, as soon as
Slb Champion Spagretti : the shrimp are pink and opaque, remove them from the
1 lb Medium Shrimp, cleaned And pan. Add butter and wine in the skillet and turn the heat
Sdeveined, And coarsely chopped. up to medium high. Cook until it has reduced by hall:
1/4 Cup Olive Oil Drain the pasta. reserving a small cup of pasta water.
2 Cup Butter Return the shrimp to the skillet and coolk until heated
1 Cup White Wine : through. Add the parsley and mix. Add the pasta, and
3 Cloves Garlic. Finely Chopped cook another minute or two over high heat. If'it seems
1/4 Cup Parsley dry. add a little ofthe reserved pasta water. Serve piping
Salt & Chico Black Pepper hot, garnishing with additional fresh parsley ifdesired.
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1/4 cup olive oil. divided
I (X ounce) Champion 'Virmicelli
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
SIb large shrimp peeled and deveined
2 (28 ounce) cans Italian-style diced
tomatoes, drained
'V cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 thsp chopped fresh basil
3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. and add
I tablespoon oil. Cook Champion
I ",ernicelli in boiling water until al dente.
Place pasta in a colander, and give it a
quick rinse with cold water.

Baking Powder
Custard Powder
Black Pepper

Heat remaining olive oil in a 10 inch skillet
over medium heat. Cook garlic. stirring
constantly, until the garlic is tender, about 1
minute. Do not let the garlic burn. Add
shrimp, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove
shrimp from the skillet, and set aside.

Stir tomatoes, wine. parsley, and basil into the
skillet. Continue cooking, stirring
occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half 8
to 12 minutes. Add shrimp, and continue
cooking until the shrimp are heated through,
about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the shrimp
mixture over the Champion I'ermjicelli.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


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LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters Life!) Even as they
ponder their Oscar choices, the wealthy stars of
Hollywood's liberal establishment are weighing up the
choice between the Democratic Party's two leading lights
for president in 2008.
The entertainment industry has long been a cornerstone of
support for Democrats seeking public office, and New York Sen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, like
her husband. former
President Bill Clinton, has
been one of the chief
But a newcoiner to
Hollywood's money trail,
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. "
is coming next month for a ,.'
fund-raising reception hosted
by three of the most t.
influential imoguls -- Steven
'David GCe'fen and '
.fflrev Kalt/nbcerg of
Drcalllcri i i. "k.
Invitations went out
this sweek to 700 doiiors
aind activists asking them SEN. BARACK OBAMAA
to give the allowed annual
maximum of $2,300 per person to meet Obama at the Beverl1
Hilton Hotel on February 20.
A private dinner al
(jefftni's hoiic ill Malibu
S. \\illt held for those
T -, "pledging tot raise $46,000 for
tlhe Chilca go Democratl.
But tile first high-
N e profile celebrity
donation to a 2008

3i --iClinton's campaign.
A, e ii"I like tild e wr v sthe
thinks." Taylor said in a
Several Daemocralic
I consul an s told Reuters ha
SEN. HILLARY Clinton remains in a class of
RODHAM CLINTON hrc own oxi lhe Los A\ngles,
fund-ratisine circuil. Xitlh
strong ties tox lie entertainment community.
All indicatiol s are that veteran Clinton loy'alists like prodluci rs
Haim Saban and Siteve Bing, former studio chief Sherriy vLansing andl
maignae Ronu lrukle remain firmly in her camp.
Nevertheless. a parade of celebrities have expressed support
for Obaina or are considering it.
Obanxa launchedl his exploratory commillee 10 days ago and
C'linton quickly) followed suit.
A new Time magazine poll found registered
l)emocratic voters favor Clinton over Obamna iy 40
percent to 21 percent. though Obania drew far greater
support across party lines.

ani Mukerji, who has resurfaced af
ter a long hiatus, says she was not in
hiding but doesn't like "intrusions"
into her personal life.
"I really don't like to let the world know what I'm do-
ing every day of my life. I was not hiding anywhere. The
truth is I was shooting in New York for (Siddharth Anand's)
'Tara Rum Purn'," Rani told IANS.
"Do you know, Siddharth was with me in school? He
had earlier assisted Kunal Kohli on 'Mujhse Dosti Karoge'.
And now he was directing me! As for Saif Ali Khan, how
he has evolved since 'Hum Turn'! He's such a focused and
committed actor!"
Explaining her suddenly re-
clusive status. Rani said: "1
was completely cut off from
Mumbai in New York. It was
fun to be on my own. And
\when I got homesick, my par-
cnis visited me. When Ilm on
location abroad. I generally like
to remain total\ cut off.
"'This tine mv absence
seemed glaring because I was
not present for the release of a
major film like 'Kabhi Alvida
Naa Kehna' (KANK). Every-
one w\ondelcred why I \wasn't
hele to promote it."
Far aswa in New York,
Rani really bonded with chio-
riograpinr V;ibhavxi Mer-
"ShNe was' ut il 'm choo-
rcograplher here, bul also *i \ Ab
companion. said Rani cImo-
tionally. .
Since she hasn't really
spoken abhoutl her role as the
confused '\wife in KANK. Rani
does so niow.
"Wh\ s is it that a \\ ife must
be lappV just becau se her lhus-
banld is secilingly perfect and
happy \\ilh her'.' What i' the
\oimian finds lo\e afler findings
this supposedly perfect hus-
hand'? A man can find passion
outside iimarrinagce no mailer
how allenilive his wife is. But a woman doing the same is
"I think \e need to salute Karan Johar for dealing with
the very important issue of passionless marlriaCges in urban
settings wilh such maturity. I'm vexry proud of being in
Anti she's equCally prouLd of "Baabul".
"You know, people often talk about the .daughter-
in-law being equal in status to the laughter. But does
anyone actually believe in this? My father-in-law in
'Baabul' does. I think audiences got to see all all-new
side of ime and Amitji (Aniitabh Bachlihan) after 'Black'
and KANK in the filmm"
The stressful situation in Varanasi while shooting lior
Pradeep Sarkar's untitled fiilim took its loll onl Rani and she
fell ill.
This was Rani's third film to be shot in the holy cily.
"And why the .tress? 'Cani yon believe that they hburnli
iy photographs in Varanasi'? What have I done'? I wasn'I even
aware of what had transpired before I anrried for the press
conference. I came to know there was some kind ofla scu'llie.
"I came there after shooting. hot and lired' and in ino

mood to answer personal questions. What was so wrong if
I said my marriage is my parents' concern? I really feel men
get intimidated by women who assert themselves, specially
if the woman happens to be Bengali."
Rani even apologised for her behaviour at the confer-
ence but it didn't seem enough.
"I was asked to say sorry for my behaviour at the
press conference, which I did. Now they're turning it
around to say I didn't say sorry properly. They're say-
ing, 'We're going to break Rani's bangles.' They've
even named the film 'Choodiyan', for god knows what
"The people who think my sorry isn't good enough,
let me tell them I'm a well brought-up girl. If you talk de-

cently with me I'm humble. And for their information. I'm
a UP girl too. My father is from Jhansi. So there."
Amidst all this, panldemioniuim iRani is delighted by the
fact that the local authorities love her performances in
"Buinty Aur Babli" and "Black".
"They're going on and on an o bout ny contrasting per-
formances in the two. That feels good. specially when
you're being iunammered foIr no reason."
Snxakitng of "Black". talk lveers to Saniax Bhansali's
"Saawariya". for which Rani has completed a schedule with
her Ifavourite director.
'Since I'\e been keeping a low\\-pIofile. people have been
making up stories about how 1I pla\ a courtesain in
Saa\\ariya'. No such thing! Letl the film he released anld
e\clr\one will see what e have done together."
T'liking about her friendship with Blhansali, Rani
said: "Tlhre're very few relationships in the industry
that go way beyond work. I'm there for IBlansali and
his mother even if we don't work together again. But
what I'd it.ill likes as a greed) actress is for him to
make another filmi with nie and Amit uncle (Amitabh
Bachehan )."

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