Guyana chronicle

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


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


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

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University of Florida
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going after

illegal guns

THE Guyana Police
Force (GPF) has
resolved to
aggressively pursue
measures to reduce
the number of
illegal guns in the
country and to
pursue wanted
persons. it -aid
yesterday at the
conclusion of its
annual conference.
Page three

East Coast
goldsmith shot
Page two

Stabroek News

Page seven

press freedom charge
'preposterous"- Mrs. Jagan

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007

International bird operators praise

Guyana as 'real thing'

By Neil Marks
tour operators, who have just

completed an 11-day tour of
Guyana, are whistling
praises for the Guyanese
product but are not happy

about accommodation, trans-
portation and guides.
Ms. Svetlana Annenkova of
Kazakhstan Bird Tours yester-

- but bemoan lack of infrastructure

day said she would bring a
group of wealthy retired bird
enthusiasts and other wildlife
lovers from Russia and

Kazakhstan in 2008, but she
joined with others in express-
ing concerns that there is just
not enough accommodation for
Mr. Tim Appleton, co-
organiser of the British
Birdwatching Fair, which
Guyana has attended of recent,
said some of the transportation
provided was "dangerous".
Mr. Vaughan Ashby, who
owns UK-based Birdfinders
and organizes some 50 tours
worldwide annually, said he
could send a tour to Guyana late
2008, but provided that there
is a world-class neo-tropical
bird guide.

These were the main con-
cerns of the operators, who all
expressed delight at the Guyana
A representative of
MotMot Travel, which offers
tours to Trinidad and Tobago,
said he would include Guyana on
his tours.
He said his clients are al-
ways asking for new destina-
tions and Guyana provides "the
real thing" and his clients will
feel the pioneering spirit of tra-
versing an "unspoilt" destina-
The operators were brought
to Guyana under an initiative by
the Guyana Tourism Authority
and the U.S.-funded Guyana
Trade and Investment Support
(GTIS) project.
Guyana is benefiting from
publicity in a number of key
birding publications and arising
out of this visit, an article will
(Please turn to page 10)


A East Coast

goldsmith shot
A NON Pariel, East Coast Demerara businessman was shot
several times in the body by two men who walked into his
yard about midday yesterday.
Khemraj Ramdeo, a goldsmith of Lot 285 Section B, Non
Pariel. was up to late yesterday in critical condition at the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation with gunshot wounds
to his hand, chest and abdomen after the daring attack.
\Relatives said that around 12:30h, the two men walked into
the yard, shot Ramdeo. who was supervising the washing of
his yird, and ran off.
Ramdeo's twelve-year-old son Surendra told this newspa-
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cession and his father shout 'Bandits!'
He said he peeped through a window and saw the men run-
Dning away.
Ramdeo collapsed and was rushed to the hospital by Patrick
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.< \ |Daniels said he was in his house when he heard the gun-
\ shots and on checking, saw Ramdeo lying in the yard.
He said he quickly got his car keys and with another
4 neighbour, took the wounded man to the hospital.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007 3

Police going

after illegal guns

THE Guyana Police Force
(GPF) has resolved to aggres-
sively pursue measures to re-
duce the number of illegal
guns in the country and to
pursue wanted persons, it said
yesterday at the conclusion of
its annual conference.
In addition, the Force said it
would intensify targeted patrols
to reduce crimes through intelli-
gence and improve on Police re-
sponse and build public confi-
"It was emphasised that the
Force must be servants and not
masters of the public." the GPF
said in a statement.
The conference also en-
dorsed the initiative with the
Guyana Telephone & Telegraph
Company in the creation of an

Because of
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emergency short messaging ser-
vice [E-SMS], which will be-
come operational from March 1,
2007. This is in order to allevi-
ate the present difficulties with
the 911 system.
The statement was issued
after the Force completed the
third day of deliberations of its
conference, which was con-
vened under the theme "En-
hancing Community Safety and
Security through Partnership.
Professionalism and Reform".
One hundred and thirty-
nine officers, including thirty-
five first timers, attended the
Focal in the deliberations
were issues raised by President
Bharrat Jagdeo in his address on
the opening of the conference.
These issues, the Force
said, included the current crime
trends, the traffic situation,
Community and
Neighborhood Policing,
Cricket World Cup 2007, key
issues and concerns in divisions
and branches, reform and the
Rio Summit.
Acting Police Commis-
sioner Henry Greene, addressed
officers on the President's ini-
tiative on the reform of the
Force including the special fire-

arms unit, human resource de-
velopment, intelligence gather-
ing, forensic capability, and in-
vestigative capability.

According to the GPF, the
conference examined the impli-
cations of hosting both the
Cricket World Cup (CWC) and
the Rio Summit and deliberated
on a wide range of issues and
concerns including security for
Teams. Officials. Media. Spon-
sors (TOMS) for CWC. and the
ongoing training ol ranks to fa-
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These would include the ticket-
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Learner/Driver programme, and
four compulsory lectures to be
attended by potential theoreti-
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introduction of day and night
eye tests for drivers and a re-
view of the issuance of the
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Putin says U.S. wants to dominate world

By Louis Charbonneau

MUNICH, Germany,
(Reuters) Russian President
Vladimir Putin, in one of his
harshest attacks on the
United States in seven years
in power, accused Washington
yesterday of attempting to
force its will on the world.
The White House said it
was "surprised and disap-
pointed" by Putin's accusations
but added Washington expected
to continue to work with Mos-
cow in areas such as
counterterrorism and reducing
the spread and threat of weap-
ons of mass destruction.
In a speech in Germany,
which one U.S. senator said
smacked of Cold War rhetoric,
Putin accused the United States
of making the world a more
dangerous place by pursuing
policies aimed at making it "one
single master".
Attacking the concept of a
"unipolar" world in which the
United States was the sole su-
perpower, he said: "What is a
unipolar world? No matter how
we beautify this term it means
one single centre of power, one
single centre of force and one
single master."
"It has nothing in common
with democracy because that is
the opinion of the majority tak-
ing into account the minority
opinion." he told the gathering
of top security and defence of-
"People are always teaching
us democracy but the people
who teach us democracy don't

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Gordon Johndroe, press
secretary for the White House
National Security Council, re-
jected Putin's comments.
"We are surprised and dis-
appointed with President
Putin's comments. His accusa-
tions are wrong," Johndroe said.
"We expect to continue co-
operation with Russia in areas
important to the international
community such as
counterterrorism and reducing
the spread and threat of weap-
ons of mass destruction," he
The Kremlin has for several
weeks been dropping hints that
Putin, who steps down next
year after two terms in power,
was preparing a major foreign
policy speech that would point
the way for his successor.
Its delivery at the presti-
gious annual Munich meeting on
security was clearly aimed at
attracting maximum attention.
"The message I got from his
speech was that Putin wants
Russia to have the same posi-
tion in the world as the former
Soviet Union," a senior Euro-
pean official told Reuters.
Putin spoke against a back-
ground of increasing Russian
agitation over U.S. policy on
Iraq, and on the Iran and North
Korea nuclear issues, as well as
growing self-confidence as an
emerging energy superpower.
U.S. plans to deploy parts
of an anti-missile defence sys-
tem in Poland and the Czech

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Republic have become a fresh ir-
ritant in U.S.-Russian relations.
Washington says the system is
needed for defence against rock-
ets launched by Iran and North
Korea an argument rejected
by Moscow.
Russian Defence Minister
Sergei Ivanov, who has been ex-
tremely critical of the U.S. anti-
missile system, will address the
conference today.
Putin said the United States
had repeatedly overstepped its
national borders in questions of
international security, a policy
that he said had made the world
less, not more, safe.
"Unilateral actions have not

resolved conflicts but have
made them worse," Putin said,
adding that force should only be
used when backed by the U.N.
Security Council.
"This is very dangerous.
Nobody feels secure any more
because nobody can hide behind
international law," he said.
Putin also said the increased
use of force was "causing an
arms race with the desire of
countries to get nuclear weap-
ons". He did not name the coun-
Putin mentioned no specific
conflicts. But he has been very
critical of the U.S.-led invasion

of Iraq in 2003, where U.S. sol-
diers are still struggling to crush
an insurgency.
New U.S. Defence Secre-
tary Robert Gates, the top
American official at the confer-
ence, said Putin's comments
were "interesting, very forth-
U.S. Senator Joseph
Lieberman said the speech was
provocative and marked by
"rhetoric that sounded more like
the Cold War".
NATO Secretary-General
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said
he was disappointed by
Putin's statement that alli-
ance enlargement was "a se-

rious factor provoking re-
duced mutual trust".
"I see a disconnection be-
tween NATO's partnership
with Russia as it has developed
and Putin's speech," he said.
Kremlin spokesman
Dmitry Peskov, however,
denied the Russian presi-
dent was trying to provoke
Washington. "This is not
about confrontation. It's an
invitation to think," he told
reporters. (Additional re-
porting by Madeline Cham-
bers, Mark John, Kristin
Roberts in Munich and
Caren Bohan in Washing-

lObama pledges new generation of U.S. leadership

(Reuters) Democratic
presidential hopeful
Barack Obama, citing the
legacy of Abraham Lincoln,
pledged yesterday to bridge
the partisan gridlock in
Washington, end the war in
Iraq and transform Ameri-
can politics as the first
black U.S. president.
Launching his 2008 White
House campaign outside the
building in which Lincoln be-
gan his fight against slavery
with a famous 1858 speech
that declared "a house di-
vided against itself cannot
stand," Obama said it was
time to "turn the page" to a

new politics.
"Let us begin this hard
work together. Let us trans-
form this nation," Obama,
45, told a cheering crowd of
supporters in Springfield, Il-
linois, who braved sub-freez-
ing temperatures-outside the
old state capital building.
"By ourselves, this change
will not happen. Divided, we
are bound to fail," he said.
Obama, a rising party star
and the only black U.S. senator,
said the United States had over-
come many difficult challenges,
from gaining its independence
to the Civil War to the Great
"Each and every time, a

Barack Obama

new generation has risen up and
done what's needed to be done.
Today we are called once more-

- and it is time for our genera-
tion to answer that call," he
Obama's candidacy has in-
trigued Democrats looking for a
fresh face and sparked waves of
publicity and grass-roots buzz
about the first black presiden-.
tial candidate seen as having a
chance to capture the White
He has vaulted quickly
into the top tier of a
crowded field of Demo-
cratic presidential con-
tenders along with Sen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton of
New York and 2004 vice
presidential nominee John

Poruga idivide ahead of abiIot.Io.eferelnduIm

LISBON, (Reuters) Portugal
holds a referendum today to
decide whether to legalise
abortion, an emotive issue in
the overwhelmingly Catholic
country where there are wor-
ries not enough people will
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8.7 million electorate didn't
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If today's vote does not
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Portugal remaining among a
small group of European coun-
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The "yes" campaign to
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ist Prime Minister Jose
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Legalising abortion will end such
back-street abortions and allow
women proper treatment, they
In contrast Catholic leaders
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legalisation of abortion could roll
back other traditional values in
this Iberian country of 10 mil-
lion people.
"0 Virgin Mary, mother of
God, do not allow these people
that have always been faithful to
forget you at this time," a
Catholic priest prayed yester-

day before almost 1,000 people
at a Mass in Lisbon's huge
Jeronimo's monastery church.
On the other side of town,
along the narrow, bar-filled
streets of Lisbon's trendy Bairro
Alto neighbourhood, Fernanda
Ribeiro, 30, celebrated with a
friend the likely victory of the
"yes" side in the referendum.
"I'm sure we will win,"
she said, drinking beer out-
side a bar as she expressed the
views of the younger, mainly
urban population that hopes
for an end to the ban.

Protests in

Guinea over

new PM kill

at least 8
CONAKRY, (Reuters) -
Protests erupted in towns
across Guinea yesterday,
killing at least eight
people, as union leaders
vowed to resume a crip-
pling general strike after
President Lansana Conte
named an old ally as
prime minister.
Conte's opponents
said Eugene Camara, a
senior member of the
ruling part named prime
minister on Frida,. was
too close to the presiden-
tial clan to be a Irustwor-
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Smelter activists

slam Manning's

drug element claim

Opposition Leader Kamla
Persad-Bissessar and Con-
gress of the People Political
Leader, Winston Dookeran,
are calling on Prime Minis-
ter Patrick Manning to give
concrete evidence of the in-
volvement of drug elements

in anti-smelter protests.
Persad-Bissessar said if the
Prime Minister cannot do so, he
should apologise and resign,
while Dookeran, the St August-
ine MP, said if Manning is un-
able to provide that proof he
should shut up on the issue al-

Colombian paramilitaries

rearming after peace deal
BOGOTA. (Reuters) Former right-wing Colombian war-
lords say junior members of their ranks are re-arming to
lake over the criminal networks they left behind, a trend
that would put the country's paramilitary peace process at
Pedro "The Knife" Guerrero, former paramilitary chief of
the southern jungle province of Guaviare. said in a letter pub-
bshed b) local media yesterday that he fears this new genera-
non of militia will assassinate him if he turns himself over to
authorities as part of a deal promising reduced jail time.
"1 am hiding in order to preserve my life," says the lener
to the government from Guerrero. %&ho authorities say earned
his alias b. using a knife to kill and mutilate peasants suspected
of supporting left-wing rebels.
The letter followed a statement last week from former para-
rrmliar) boss Salhatore Mancuso saNing that 5.000 former mi-
litia fighters hate taken up arms again, backed b% politician-
and drug smugglers in hat pronuses to be a "disastrous" turf
war o,.er cocaine-producing land.
More than 31.000 pararrulitanes were disarmed over the last
three )ears as part of President Alvaro Unbe's L.S.-backed plan
for ending Colombia's 40-year-old conflict.
But that plan has been criticized by human rights groups
as not doing enough to ensure that militia criminal networks
are dismantled and victims of paramilitary violence are com-
The militias were formed in the 1980s to help fight rebels
who are still waging war against the state. Both groups, labelled
terrorists by Washington, are funded by the Andean country's
multibillion-dollar cocaine trade.
"Groups of paramilitaries that were unhappy with the de-
mobilization deal are rearming," said Mauricio Romero, a mem-
ber of the National Commission for Reparation and Reconcilia-
tion, which is overseeing the peace process.
"It's very serious and Guerrero is probably right that if he
came out of hiding he would be targeted," Romero said.
Paramilitary chiefs are coming to trial for crimes ranging
from massacre to torture but they face no more than eight years
in jail under the demobilization deal they negotiated with the
Colombia is also contending with allegations that
paramilitaries continue killing peasants w ho exercise their
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Dookeran delivered his ulti-
matum during Friday's sitting of
the House of Representatives at
the Red House in Port of Spain,
while contributing to the debate
on the Deoxyribonucleic Acid
(DNA) Bill 2006.
On Thursday, Manning said
that based on a meeting he had
with four pro-smelter groups
from Chatham last month, the
Government had to reluctantly
come to the conclusion that drug
elements have gotten involved
in the smelter issue.
"His rambling accusations
against the law-abiding, civic-
minded citizens of Chatham,
Cedros and Otaheite are de-
meaning, humiliating, insulting
and discriminatory to say the
least," Persad-Bissessar said.
Persad-Bissessar said Manning
is.already "on the record of call-
ing the dissenting voices of
these same people as dotish"
when they exercise their consti-
tutional right to freedom of ex-
"The United National Con-

gress demands that the Prime
Minister must prove these se-
rious allegations, and if he can-
not and the whole country
knows he cannot -then he must
do the honourable thing for
once. He must withdraw the
statements, apologise to the na-
tion and resign."
In his contribution,
Dookeran said that as chairman
of the National Security Coun-
cil, Manning had a responsibil-
ity and a sacred duty to the
Parliament and the nation's de-
mocracy to prove that drug ele-
ments are involved in the anti-
smelter protests in Chatham.
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ister to either supply the evi-
dence or just shut up, be-
cause he must apologise to
all those citizens, who, in
their very legitimate demo-
cratic rights, express their
displeasure on this issue and
is now trying to paint all of
them by introducing this ar-
gument without evidence,"
Dookeran said.

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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007

Editorial )

ONE of the more important issues to be discussed at this
week's Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of
Government that begins in Kingstown tomorrow is inte-
grated regional development of the vital agricultural sec-
Food security, a major source of employment and
foreign exchange earnings are all involved in moving the
process forward, consistent with some of the new initia-
tives currently being pursued on external trade and eco-
nomic relations.
The CARICOM leaders will have before them for con-
sideration the latest update from what is known as the "Core
Group on the Jagdeo Initiative" on integrated development of'
the region's agricultural sector with special emphases on diver-
sification, modernisation and food security.
In addressing the 5th meeting of the Core Group last
week, President Bharrat Jagdeo stressed the urgency for a "col-
lective response" in the implementation of proposals already
advanced as a direct result of work done within the framework
of the Core Group.
As the CARICOM Head of Government with lead

The agriculture challenge

responsibility for regional agricultural development, Presi-
dent Jagdeo lamented what he sees as worrying negative
attitudes being displayed by those in governments and the
private sector who should know better about the impor-
tance of agriculture to our social and economic advance-
in Georgetown last week to emphasise his own concerns
for greater emphasis on agricultural development in the region
was the Director General of the United Nations Food and Ag-
riculture Organisation (FAO) Dr. Jacques Diouf, who attended
the meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic
Development (COTED).
Diouf, who had a meeting with President
Jagdeo, lamented the fact that the Caribbean's agri-
cultural trade had declined from a surplus of US$3
billion at the close of the 1980s to a sharp deficit of'
US$2.2 billion.
It would be of particular relevance to learn what specific
practical assistance could be expected from the FAO in helping
to make a reality of the concepts and proposals unfolding from
the "Jagdeo Initiative Core Group" once endorsed by

CARICOM Heads of Government
We look forward to the outcome of the Kingstown
Inter-Sessional on how, if at all, the community intends
to move on a coherent, systematic basis to elevate and sus-
tain the vital place of agriculture as we struggle to achieve
the goal of a single economic space.


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Fresh signal in 'S tabroek row'

Janet Jagan urges 'reversal' of decision

F I RST unofficial signal of a
likely reversal of the
control% ersial decision by the
Guyana Government to
suspend the flow of its
advertisements to the
1I r i a t e I y o w n e d
'tahroek News has come
trom a most influential
tigur of the governing
People's P'rouressive Partx -.
SIrs. .lanct jagan.
Ii inai \ iell pI roV\
._c' licm polilh cal st-lrit\ in lil'
Odl h11 Ilk,. final dec ionm is.
1i 1 Ic 1 1 l O ,w
,l l '"n l ,11iin in l I resid iI
i" .i' I t ,; i di)L 'to. \\ hi rI'ti lllil'!
!,, i h I t.' 'ck -itlrom a s\i' i !'
.1 ,I 1'11 IIn e mlll tll s ill t1a I 1n 1"
i I h 1 I, ii, ,', r.Il ri -i -
1iii 5 m ]t iii.; xlor | i. l-
Sal eliiiii. nd iiblil'.i h "" rL'p-alt i.
l.aillils i\ llt Slinlr .k NO .\-l l '
t lnll g w llthhlri ;ial od N i',\Cllllic')l
'k.t'lllisin in li;h p;ql ,1 blhr ';lta *
..a'i ik x 'i sn i i, i i i i i en
g hc H)"aie i t ,,' ol a ds i n.
ih ih ll. '.iln l ) ( \R I('( )\
i l tinl, ti r I\' ntll til s \\', k A I
ll I;; Ihllcl N ',.tollal MlLtoIl '
insl s Vii cn l 1r \hlch at l i.'in
l i gionaii l niix i i i.x't iiil. .
, Il'.l th0)l i 'Lit ion i itotll a-
;includigr, trogm tIl-
'-,(ahn.k Nc s,. pihn-, In(, cgape in
!lobbying eloits lt) secueil suppN
hir a rensupti) o ad\Ceitisine(
. ith tl ht newspal'y .
lHowever, xil lthe lime ofl
ailing. there was ; iarc
Ipossibilily ol a change Ill
' tileg in lelalion to !.i e and
uninl.' Ir|M Ich a ncclin".
A\s the IImore than montlh-
nlong verbal tig-nl'--war
bet (en tlhe Siltabroek News
iand the Jagden
idnministration continued
with sharply contrasting
claims on llhy the flow iof
..,.;. Vernnie2nt at lverti.sing lhas
tcun hailed, .ianIIel
Iilgan iade ir t Intel e tllioll
through her ekl\ coiliiini
1' the PeI opl 's l i (,iV ".'ssI i i
I' :-I* i Ii k 't .', :

newspaper, the "Mirror".
Under the title "Time to
reverse the decision" in the current
edition of the Mirror. she has sliced
away at the Stabroek News'
"hostility" towards the
government. and dismissed as
'preposterous" its claims of'a threat
to press freedom and freedom of
speech in Guyana.
lHowever, with equal
candour, the former \eXculti\e
PIresident and recognis'ed
matriarch of the PPP. of which
she is a co-founder. said she did
nlt accept the goicernmlentl's
economic arguineni 'f dwindling
Slabrock News circulation lor
\x ilhdrawal ofl atdvertisement Thcrel'ore. inl urgini l
. oii id ratlion for "'re' rsing2 ihi
cisionll".i' she said giovernienti'l
.ii CertiseeCi ints shouldd i,'
piead lh l i media oil ,
li r sitii I cspih l.' ci l llalion)lt *iil
t x)leiil.
\\ilth l i txi ii t' ltfd ais I .dlit ii
I the or Ini ot m)I. 20 \tia's

Ii.p i iiliin i ll e pali I s iIhcii
s'trol"i in delen.-ce ol")ress fircedom
in l FiCeedol iii il ress)icsion ll during
the long 2X year rule iof tihe nol
opp)ositioiiipole's National
('Cngress. she then argued
"Although I personally do lnol
agree witllh the alleged stopping of
idvertisementis to Stabrock News
(having pointed to recurring ads"
i'oi public sectoor corporations and
agencies I tand wouhl urge a reversal
(o1 that de siotin. in no way does '
mean lhatl iI \ ( tile p.ipir
iSN )ha\e( chiaiel...
"In this i Mirror) coinuii.
I have several times had le
refer to tihe perverse aniid
mlean-thinking that is
expressed in the notorious
letter pages; the sonletimes
last %I y aild rilurea1on'tial)l'
(diloriaIs "and misuse ot tlilt
news collumns to attack theI
PI!lt) InI i*rllm ll'e...
I i I ; II (, iii h

thing as (press) censorship in
Guyana forced or self-
inflicted. They (SN) know
perfectly well that the PPP
(govenrment) restored freedom
of the press and all civil rights.
and has never. ever. endangered
these righls..."
The Slabrock News
publisher and ]ditor-inC(hiclf.
D)a id die Caires. on the olither
hand. unililanlly insists with his
arguinent that the withdrawal of
advertising was sheer "political
punishmenin" i hy Ihe government
for its right to dissent with
policies and progranncmmes, and
Clepresenled a misuse of stale
power to undermine the papri il



c.(iniercial viability.
fHe has been mobilising
support from regional and
international media
organizations to present the
dispute as constiiuting a
Xwider problem of threats lto
press freedoimt and freedom oil
It is a conleillioin tlha
Prl-'s.dent Jagdeo himself had ilo
passionatelyI reject at a media
hiiefing last Wednesda\
1I february 7). le said he had to
col rect tlie serious
i inf olit m:illionllio i oreign media
.i,,encie '1:; :'!led hilIi about!
ilallied thit'.is It ples l Cledoim
In Guil;na arising iiri!m lhie

,. i lt ,n 1 |i, i.l\ ,'!lisi1 u

with the SN.
Writing in this column last
month -- before the
acrimonious relations worsened
I had expressed my own
deep surprise and
disappoint ment with the
government's decision.
"The decision to cut off
advertisements", I stated, "must
he reversed, as soon as possible.
It is an unnecessary burden for
a government in Georgetown
that, whatever its real or
perceived shortcomings, cannot
honestly be accused of being
opposed to press freedom or the
wider freedom of expression..."
I further noted that "there

is indeed an economic argument
in placements of advertisements
by either a government or
private sector enterprise.
Advertising agencies usually
provide marketing guidance to
clients. using circulation and
other relevant data. Regional
newspapers for which I work
know a lot about this..."'
Consequently. I maintain,
since there is a difference
between reducing the flow of
advertisements atnd
\x withdrawal altogether of such
:idverliselmentis. tIh re should
p'erh ps lie :i meeting
hot'e eeni Pi exliet'it .I deo iand
Ihe Stiabroiel, N\ews\ de Caires
; have w il' n.ller ratlionially
l t'ctuissi' .id n ii^ol\,l'd llte

sooner the better.
Now, in a statement
released on Wednesday, the
Jamaica Media Association

(MAJ), in joining the chorus
of condemnation of the
withdrawing of advertising
from the Stabrock News.
expressed the hope that "the
matter, on careful review, can
he amicably and quickly
,ettled so as to restore equity
,ind balance to the media
landscape in Guyana..."
It is my understanding that
lie proposed "lobbying effort"
with the community's leaders
by representatives of some
regional media houses, is
intended to be done in
a'coli dance with Ihe spirit of lthe
CARICOM Charter of (Ci\l
'l cieti
ll so happens dhal Ihe

charter remains, to this
day, largely a declaration of
intent since 1997 and is yet to
be transformed into a binding

legal arrangement enshrined in
the laws of all member states.
However, the approach in
urging "equity" language
varyingly used both by Mrs.
Jagan and the MAJ for
a shared advertising market
in the quest to resolve the
current row between the
Stabroek News and the
Guyana Government, appears
more appealing than the
loaded and quite partisan
stances that have emanated
from both the Inter-American
Press Association (IAPA) and
the Commonwealth Press
Union (CPU) as reported in
sections of the regional




SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007 7


the feeling

'. ~

I HAVE had some tough times
as a journalist but have never
felt the urge to change jobs.
It's a calling I think I was
born to answer and so here I still
am and puzzled at some cur-
rent goings-on.
I started and developed in

Stabroek News
press freedom

Mrs. Jagan

FORMER President
Janet Jagan says the
charge by the Stabroek
News that the govern-
ment has shut out all ad-
vertisements and is thus
infringing press freedom
is "a bit preposterous".
In her weekly column in
the Weekend Mirror news-
paper, she noted that the
Stabroek News "has not
had to shut down, stop
printing anything at all, like
some of its nasty and unfair
attacks on the PPP/C gov-
ernment, there is no censor-
ship. it hasn't had to reduce
staff or reduce its pages."
"It may have lost some
profits. but I can guarantee
it won't go out of business."
Mrs. Jagan, former Edi-
tor of the Mirror and a
longstanding journalist,
"Although I do not per-
sonally agree with the al-
leged stopping of advertise-
ments to Stabroek News,
and would urge a reversal
of that decision, in no way
does it mean that my views
of the paper have changed.
In this column, I have sev-
eral times had to refer to the
perverse and mean-thinking
that is expressed in the no-
torious letter pages, the
sometimes nasty and unrea-
sonable editorials and the
misuse of the news columns
to attack the party in gov-
ernment. In fact. Stabroek
News seems dedicated to
the demise of the PPP/C.
Fortunately for the
PPP. that newspaper's 2006
campaign didn't bring about
the desired outcome at the
generall elections.
The basic question
.Starock Nc '.., muIist an-
swer is: how has freedom of
the press been attacked?
There is no such thing as
censorship in Guyanla.
forced or self -inflicted.
They know perfectly well
11itl the 1 'PPl restored liee-
..... "'"* iAnd all
tloni. pressl'c Ieu...,, .
Ci\ l rmthis ;ind Irs, ne\er.
C, el .I:ldall ei'elC llhese ii thl,.
Is Stalbrock Ne'rs trY-
i i,,;L Io 'h' eac -r


journalism in those days when
being a journalist in this coun-
try was probably about the
most dangerous profession to
get into if you wanted to be
true to the calling of the job.
You practiced true journal-
ism in those days at your peril
and I never fail to give thanks
to the Most High that He
guided and protected me
through those dangerous times
so that I am still alive today and
can reflect on what once was.
It's easy for those who
were not tempered by the steel
in the field of journalism to
imagine an earache is about a
heartbeat away from a fatal
heart attack. They see molehills
and call them mountains and
beat their breasts and gnash their
teeth in rage and trepidation.
If only they knew.
If you haven't been in the
trenches and rolled in the mud
and lived up close and personal
with danger, you will never
know the true taste and smell of

as there is enthusiasm and
excitement about the upcom-
ing ICC Cricket World Cup
2007 being played in venues
across the Caribbean, there is
also concern about the impact
the single visa requirement
will have on some major tour-
ism markets in Europe and
Scandinavian countries.
It has already triggered
fears of widespread cancella-
tions and a fallout in tourist ar-
rivals for some of our countries
that are dependent on this seg-
ment of the market.
President of the Tobago
Hotel and Tourism Association,
Rene Seepersadsingh reported
that some hotels in the tourist
island are already receiving can-
cellations while European tour
operators were threatening to
take their business away from
the island and the Caribbean to
other destinations that did not
require a visa.
He was emphatic that it
was going to hurt Tobago tour-
ism very badly and it will be a
hard job to get the European
tour operators back.
Like other hoteliers in the
Caribbean, Seepersadsingh did
not know on what basis Scan-
dinavian countries w J.C "C1"'.'...
to get a CARICOM visa for
travel to the Caribbean. when
there was never a requirement
He added that the decision
to imnlpose the special \ isa came
a's i surprise ;is there ere noI
."'i'or discussionlls on it wilh hlo-

Ielitei '.
T' .',li;; '[' irisn Secre-
li ]'\ N ] ,* il', '. i 1 .i' e '-

Journalism is still among the
most dangerous professions in
the world but I, who have been
there and done that and come
through, still love it and am not
likely to trade it for another
profession any time soon.
And believe me a lot of
those claiming they are journal-
ists today, haven't seen anything
The dangers and thrills, the
uncertainties, the challenges, the
daring, the digging, the excite-
ment that go with the territory,
are things those who have never
been in the trenches and gutters,
and in the fields, and in danger
zones, would never be able to
understand and appreciate.
Journalism cannot be sucked
into your blood and become one
with you from reading and pon-
tificating and spouting hot air
and being like Don Quixote,
thinking you are a knight in
shining armour and doing battle
with imaginary dragons to save

fect 15 per cent of the tourist
"As far as I am aware. not
a ball is going to be bowled in
Tobago and not a single hotel
room has been booked in To-
bago for the World Cup. I can't
visualise how this event would
benefit the island. It may ben-
efit the region but that is a price
that we have to pay for being
part of a CARICOM state,"
Wilson declared.
Bernadette Nathaniel of the
Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant &
Tourism Association said apart
from the fallout from European
tourists, she was also concerned
about visitors from Latin
America, a growing market that
is showing interest in the twin-
island state.
Nathaniel said the region
should have been warned about
this long in advance, so contin-
gency plans could have been put
in place.
Canada, France, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Japan. Spain,
South Africa. The Netherlands,
the United Kingdom, the United
States and nationals of
CARICOM member states with
the exception of Haiti do not
require a visa to visit the single
domestic space of the ten Car-
ibbean countries.
All other nationals it,
through the Caribbean bheween
February I and May 15 need to
apply for the Special
CARICOM Visa. which \\ ill il-
low tIhcir nilnes lto Ilhe \elcd
:'aili]M :i a 1iil c (,I iIllcrl lit-t, and

A . .' t t. .iii h .l,

fair maidens.
True journalists are those
born and bred in the profession
- people who have cut their
teeth on going after and getting
stories; sometimes getting it
right and sometimes getting it
wrong and vowing to do better
next time.
But those are things that
come with the trade; you trip
and fall sometimes but pick
yourself up, shake off the dust
and start again, determined not
to stumble again.
I have been shadowed by
shadowy characters in the
course of my job; threatened so
many times I can't remember
them all; at one time, I was
deemed an enemy of the state
and many people stayed far
from me, afraid of mortal dan-
ger if they were even seen talk-
ing to me.
It wasn't that I had leprosy
but they were warned to keep
away for their own safety.
(They weren't many in those

whose citizens have tradition-
ally needed no visa, will now
have to apply for one before
travelling to the Caribbean.
For reasons unknown to
them, they were thrown on the
terror watch list along with In-
dia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Paki-
stan and Bangladesh whose na-
tionals also require the single
The Cricket World Cup,
the third largest global sporting
event will take place over a 55-
day period from March 5 to
April 28 in Antigua & Barbuda.
Barbados, Grenada, Guyana,
Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St
Lucia, St Vincent & the Grena-
dines and Trinidad & Tobago.
Although not hosting any of the
games. Dominica has joined the
single domestic space.
Some 16 teams from
around the world including Aus-
tralia, England, India, Pakistan,
Sri Lanka and the West Indies
will take part in the interna-
tional games, expected to draw
hundreds of thousands of
cricket lovers around the world.
Tobago is not the only is-
land in the Caribbean affected
by the single visa policy.
The Jamaica Hotel and Tour-
ist Association said several book-
ings were already being cancelled
Mnd orojected that the full impact
of the losses to me In .'tr
be ellt long after the tournament
hais ended and will run into sev-
eral million US dolliis.
.1i1TA presi(!et lHorace
P'cterkin said ineli' Ihtl h;i\'
;ilic vi(iv had caicelltalit'n ilp-
proach -in 'S '.SS2 )0 ( O().

I~l.' '\ it'lIB .\ss;]]nMIII ~ l ,/i I l dii 'lI "r

days who would have shouted
out to me on the streets 'Hail
Rasta! What's up?')
But I persevered, did v.hat
I had to do, I walked proud, and
held my head high.
Many were the ob-
stacles that came my way
but I stayed the course,
and here I am today, in
the land of my birth, and still
feeling and answering the calling.
And I hear cries about dire
threats to freedom of the press
and almost mortal misgivings
about a return to the dark days
for journalism.
And I listen and I am
puzzled and ask well, duh?
When I feel the threat and
feel threatened, you bet it won't

cant and will cost a mere
US$ 10.000.
Peterkin said the local
tour representative companies
which specialise in the non-
traditional markets out of
South America, Europe, Asia
and the rest of the world also
stand to lose a significant
amount of their business dur-
ing the CARICOM visa re-
gime and even beyond.
Some of that business.
which the sector has worked
diligently to develop over the
last 12 years, has been put on
hold for the moment.
Travellers from places
like Switzerland. who have
never needed a visa to visit
most places in the world for
the last 100 years. seem to
have decided to switch their
vacations to destinations that
do not require a visa. he sati.
',,,' Assamiha instisted lthat
llle visa requireiL;.,?t \\Ould ial
tech inl\ '1 !i\C per 'Cen i tl I':-
l rlls ii; 1' (',i! Ihhc .l. \ i'lich
\\or' uks ldIto I 1 .00) people
%\ I ) ol i Cal l) 11C i le rcJ ioll ;1i
pi>.\i!,ii i l I '"Y 's.OIMOO..
S t h i ]! -s I li k i i l 't r ,'

be me like Don Quixote on an
old jackass tilting at windmills.
And I don't feel threatened
and I don't see dark clouds on
the horizon.
I see Mash around the cor-
ner, and Cricket World Cup, and
hotties dazzling all around.
And I and I am cherishing
the feeling.
Later down, people.

result of the CARICOM Spe-
cial Visa and that her ministry
was working very closely with
tour operators, travel agents,
travellers and the immigration
department, to ensure that there
was no fallout from the pro-
In Antigua, the president of
the Hotels and Tourist Associa-
tion, Neil Forrester said the Spe-
cial CARICOM Visa requirement
has the potential to seriously
hamper tourism in the region.
He described it as a "nec-
essary ill" to make sure that the
people coming in for cricket, do
so in the safest way and to en-
sure security around the event.
However, he conceded that
it was being handled in a very
bad way.
"You can't bring this sort
of thing in at the last minute
without telling anyone.
CARICOM, in its way, has not
consulted with tourism, hasn't
given due consideration to the
total picture, so now we've got
to pick up the pieces."
Josef Forstmayr, managing
director. Round Hill Hotel &
Villas, and the Austrian Honor-
ary Consul to Jamaica, said it is
unfair to burden Austrian citi-
zens by suddenly imposing the
visa regulation.
Describing it as the "worst
PR nightmare the Caribbean has
ever created for itself." the
naturalised Jamaican hotelier
added that if the Caribbean is
really committed to this legacy
of thie visa regime and single
,', ,1.-1 alld econouml. then the\
should pro\idce excii;c1t v: L"l-"
rily alld l aft'y bC .!'ydl Mt\ 15
iti ] ll, od ifict ;, . ... 'l':;nis!,

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Tourism bowled


8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007

China and Taiwan: the

Caribbean Divide revisited

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

Belize should continue its
present recognition of Taiwan
or switch back to the People's
Republic of China with which
it had diplomatic relations up to
1989, the Foreign Minister of
Belize, Godfrey Smith, argues:
"In terms of realpolitik, it boils
down to which presents the
heftier cooperation package. By
current calculations, give or take
some tens of millions, Taiwan
has the clear and unmatched
lead. Given that China has more
than 140 diplomatic allies among
whom to share its economic lar-
gesse and Taiwan a mere 25 and
dwindling, let's take our chances
with Taiwan."
We understand clearly
then why Belize maintains
its relations with Taiwan
rather than China. The
same reasons probably apply
to the other three Caribbean
Community (CARICOM)
countries, St Kitts-Nevis, St
Vincent & the Grenadines
and Haiti.
And, it's easy to appreci-
ate their position. In the case
of St Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent &
the Grenadines and Belize. they
have all lost their preferential
place in the European Union
market for bananas and sugar, or
both; 4nd aid from traditional
donors. particularly the U.S.,
has dwindled. The result has
been dislocation in their work
foice, and a decline in income.

Certainly Belize's Foreign
Minister appears convinced
that China would not provide
the same level of assistance that
Taiwan now does.
I suppose account is also
taken of the anger of Taiwan in
cases where countries break

diplomatic relations and opt for
According to reports, the
Export-Import Bank of Taiwan
has sued the Grenada govern-
ment in a New York court for
US$21 million plus interest
payments for loans for several
projects, including a sports fa-
cility at Queen's Park. The
loans are reported-to have been
made before Grenada switched
its recognition to China two
years ago.
Since then China has built
the sports facility and, embar-
rassingly, for the Grenada gov-
ernment when a Chinese delega-

tion joined Prime Minister Keith
Mitchell for the formal opening
of the facility, they were greeted
to the tune of the Taiwanese na-
tional anthem.
In any event, it is obvious
that the four CARICOM gov-
ernments that still recognize
Taiwan believe that it is in their
peculiar interest to continue to
do so.
And since CARICOM re-
quires its members only to
coordinate their foreign poli-
cies, not to harmonize them,i
it appears that they will con-
tinue to be divided over China
and Taiwan.
Of course, if China would
guarantee the four CARICOM
countries the same, or a higher,
level of assistance than they
now receive, it may very well
be that they would end their re-
lationship with Taiwan in favour
of China.
For, as the Belize Foreign
Minister puts it: "The principle
of raison d'6tat asserted that the
national interest of the state jus-
tified whatever means were em-
ployed to further it".
It is also possible that
China and Taiwan might
find it in their mutual inter-
est to negotiate an acceptable
form of reunification in which
case the matter of which of
the two would give more as-
sistance becomes mute and
the four CARICOM coun-
tries would have to be con-
tent with what they could
each individually bargain out
of China.
The China-Taiwan divide is
probably the last frontier in

which rivalry between external
nations offers some CARICOM
countries an opportunity to ex-
tract a little more on the basis
of where they would tie their
But, the reality is that it is
only just "a little more".
CARICOM countries
would ;benefit more from a
trade, aid and investment treaty
with China that is collectively
negotiated and that takes full ac-
count of the peculiar develop-
ment needs of each of them.
China Would pay more atten-
tion to:the CARICOM collec-
tive than it would to individual

It should not be forgotten
that the reason CARICOM as
a whole is negotiating an Eco-
nomic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) with the EU is
that the experience of the
Lome Agreement and the
subsequent Cotonou Accord
demonstrated the benefits of
joint negotiations rather than
individual pleadings.
The Dominican Republic,
CARICOM's partner in
CARIFORUM, shows that it is
possible to have diplomatic ties
with one of the Chinas and to
trade with, and attract invest-

ment from, both of them.
Last year trade between the
DR and China totalled US$490
million, twice as much as with
Taiwan with which it has dip-
lomatic relations.
The DR has obviously
worked, out a strategy for
dealing with the divide of
China and Taiwan and is
benefiting from it.
CARICOM countries need to
do the same and stop hopping
between the two, confusing
unfortunate bandsmen in the
(Responses to:

A New Historical and Geographical

Interpretation of the Greater Caribbean
By Ruben Silii
AMONG other things, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) manifests the political
will of its members to change the course of an old, fragmenting action, since the organisation
regroups the geographical, populational and cultural similarities of the Greater Caribbean,
with a view to strengthening a unitary, politico-regional vision.
It is important to bear in
mind that in several continen-
tal countries, for reasons stem- T he G greater
ming from former times, the _________ t
official geographical vision did .
not take the western Caribbean aribbean T W eek
into. consideration. Cartography Caribbean This W eek
played its part by detracting
from the importance of that extensive zone that is undeniably Circum-Caribbean.
The regional history of those countries was written and taught looking from the Pa-
cific Ocean directly to the Atlantic Ocean, virtually overlooking the space of the Carib-
been Sea. It is therefore not uncommon for the Caribbean coast of the Central American
isthmus to be referred to as the Atlantic coast.
i In other words, the space that is proper to the sea is not recognized as a border. Teach-
ing the geography of the zone in that way led to an obscuring of that natural reality.
Gerhard Sandner presents this situation quite graphically: "The lower plains of the
Please see page nine

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE, Februaryi1 1t,.2c,7! :,_ 9

World o'f Walls

IF GOOD fences make good
neighbours, then the world is
experiencing an
unprecedented outbreak of
They used to wall cities.
Now they wall whole countries.
The latest country to start
building a wall sorry, a
"security fence" is Thailand,
which has just announced plans
to build a physical barrier along
the most inaccessible 75 km (50
miles) of its frontier with
Malaysia. The goal. says
Bangkok, is to stop "terrorists"
from crossing into Thailand's

restive Muslim-majority
southern provinces from
northern Malaysia, whose
people share the same language
and religion.
If experience elsewhere is
any guide, the whole border will
be walled sooner or later.
India is well on the way
to being walled (except along
the Himalayas, where the
mountains do the job for
free). The barrier along its
3,000-km. (1,800-mile) border
with Pakistan is largely
complete except in the parts
of Kashmir where the steep
and broken terrain precludes
the construction of the usual
two-row, three-metre-high
(ten-foot-high) fence, with
concertina wire and mines
between the two fences. And
India is now building an even
longer barrier (3,300 km.,

1.950 miles) to halt illegal
immigration from
While India's walls keep
unwelcome intruders out, the
barriers around North Korea are
meant to keep North Koreans
in. The original fortifications
along the Demilitarised Zone
between North and South
Korea. which have been
continually improved since the
1950s. were built mainly to stop
infiltration by North Korean
troops or saboteurs. However,
the fence that Beijing is now
building along its own frontier
with North Korea is a
precautionary measure to stop
an immense wave of refugees
from entering China if the regime
in Pyongyang collapses.
The majority of the new
walls springing up around
the world are there to stop
either terrorist attacks or
illegal immigration, but
sometimes they also serve as
a unilateral way of defining
a country's desired borders.
That is certainly true of the
2,700 km. (1,600 miles) of
high sand or stone berms,
backed by wire fences, mines,
radar, troop bunkers and
artillery bases, that seal off
Western Sahara, annexed by
Morocco in 1975, from the
camps in Algeria from which
many of the former
inhabitants waged a guerrilla
war until the 1991 ceasefire.
It is equally true of the wall
that Israel is building through
the occupied West Bank. The
country has long had heavily
mined and monitored barrier
fences along its external
frontiers with Egypt, Jordan,
Syria and Lebanon and around
the Gaza Strip. but the wall in
the West Bank does not follow
the ceasefire line of 1967.
Instead it penetrates deep into
the Palestinian territories at a
number of points to leave
Jewish settlement blocs on the
Israeli side. and it cuts off
(Arab) East Jerusalem from the
West Bank entirely.
Pakistan is building a
1,500-mile fence with

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan has
built a fence along its border
with Tadzjikistan, the United
Arab Emirates is erecting a
barrier along its frontier with
Oman, and Kuwait is
upgrading its existing 215-
km (125-mile) wall along the
Iraqi frontier. But the most
impressive barriers are
certainly around Saudi
The Saudi kingdom has
been quietly pursuing an $8.5
billion project to fence off the
full length of its porous border
with Yemen for some years, but
the highest priority now is to
get a high-tech barrier built
along the 900-km (550-mile)
border with Iraq. "If and when
Iraq fragments, there's going to
be a lot of people heading
south," said Nawaf Obaid, head
of the Saudi National Security
Assessment Project. "and that
is when we have to be
The new wall will include
buried movement sensors,
ultraviolet night-vision cameras,
face-recognition software and
quite probably automated
weapons in addition to the usual
electrified fences, concertina
wire, dry moats and mines.
By comparison, the
apparently endless debate about
building a relatively low-tech
fence along the 3,360-km
(1,920-mile) U.S. border with
Mexico to cut illegal
immigration seems like an echo
from an innocent past.
The European Union's
feeble gestures towards
curbing illegal immigration
from Africa (fences around
the Spanish enclaves of
Ceuta and Melilla on the
Moroccan coast, naval patrols
off the Canary Islands) seem
merely pathetic.
But these are probably the
last of the Good Old Days, at
least in Europe.
The reason that the United
States is incapable of controlling
its Mexican border is political.
not financial or technological:
powerful domestic lobbies work
to ensure a steady supply of

"undocumented" Mexican
workers who will accept very
low wages because they are in
the United States illegally.
President Bush has now

been authorised by Congress
to build a fence along about
1,125 km (700 miles) of the
Mexican border, but he will
stall as long as he can while
experimenting, with a so-
called "virtual fence."
No equivalent lobby
operates in the European Union.
and it is only a matter of time
before really serious barriers
appear on the EU's land

The Guana Telephone & Telegraph ma is inviting Registered
scra Dealers onl,'(il to tender or a quantity o scrap cabte located in its

Cable Pens at CRS Compouovenddorasthin seven

The cables, which are or sale. and whic mus be removed within seven
days 1 the inaisation0 o the sae, can be viewed aThe CS Sors b
c a. rShurland Austin, CRS StoreS, Te.#220 922
ontacing Mr. betweenn the hours o08: a
or 227-3915, Monday b etoridab uired to place their ottffers ina

psseaed envelpe"Tender b rt Scrap TelephoneC able" and
sealed envdo0 Teary,a Tender Board, GTT, TelephoneH house,
address themtoTheSecre
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These are to0 be placed in theTender o0x 2 loca atTeehone ouse.

Tenders Will be closed on Ionda, February2b 2007 at 4:00h.

A New Historical and ...
From page eight
Caribbean coast of Central America remained, until the beginning of the 20th Century, an
integral part of the extraction zone that must be seen as Circum-Caribbean, and at the
same time, part of various provinces and countries, as t!.he back and side".[1]
One of the many objectives of that approach was to hide the process of spatial appropriation
and exploitation of natural resources, which took place with a populational boost that consisted of
slaves and labourers brought over from the West Indies, mainly from those islands that were En-
glish colonies at that time. But in the same way that the geographical belonging was hidden, so too
was the working population, brought from abroad to work in the Western Caribbean.
The African slaves and the Caribbean day labourers who followed were treated in such a way
that they were practically excluded from the ethnic representation of the zone.
Thus, the Central American ethno-cultural image was represented by the indigenous
,and European population, leaving out the new settlers. The societies on that coast belat-
edly began to proclaim their Caribbean identity. This occurred in the twentieth century,
when the political and social processes of the region facilitated the emergence of social
movements protesting the ethno-Caribbean condition of those societies.
This is not the case of the island countries, whose history and geographic delimitation in-
volved other factors that allowed them only to perceive themselves as Caribbean. It should be
pointed out that although their name finds its origin in the sea that surrounds them, the Atlantic
Ocean is recognized as an immediate geographic boundary.
Nevertheless, history also conditioned the West Indian societies to not identify those oppo-
site as part of the Caribbean Sea, and as a matter of fact, they appropriated the Caribbean name,
excluding those on the other side from that title.
The notion of the Greater Caribbean, proposed within the ACS, puts an end, to a large extent,
to the division of the zone into as many parts as there were metropolises established within the
region. Thus Giancarlo Podigee [2] is continually right when he says that the ACS is the only
regional organisation that does not respond to the pattern left by colonial domination. Only in this
association do Caribbean peoples recognize themselves from a fundamental perspective and intend
to break away from colonial divisionism, regaining geographic uniqueness and recognizing them-
selves as something distinctive.
In this association, there is no difference among Central America, CARICOM, Spanish Carib-
bean, English Caribbean, French Caribbean or Dutch Caribbean.
In order for us to be able to continue deepening the consolidation of this co-operation space, it is crucial
to adopt a new approach to interpreting the history and geography which, consistent with the conquering of
the old mechanisms of domination and in keeping with the principles of the ACS, proclaims the Greater
Caribbean as one unit, whose affinities and diversities form part of its strength.
(** Dr. Rub6n Sili Valdez is the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean
States. The views expressed are not necessarily the official views of the ACS. Comments
can be sent to:
[1] G.S. Centroam6rica y el Caribe Occidental. Coyunturas, crisis y conflicts 1503-
1984 (Central America and the Western Caribbean. Situations, crises and conflicts 1503-
1984). Page 73
[2] An ACS collaborator


A vacancy exists for a dynamic and professional inJdi.iduii to fill the post
of Executive Secretary to the National Cane Farming Committee.


The ideal candidate should have a Degree in Agriculture, be computer
literate and have some experience in the sugar-cane industry.

A job description can be obtained from the office of the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.

Please submit written application in triplicate not later than February 28,
2007 to:

Thile Permanent Secretary
;.: ".',JlinisLry pf agriculture e
.... Rege t Str. &Vlissengen Road
.~ g~G g Grgetown, .



i'rontieLrs. especially w ithI
Russia. Belarus. Ukraine and
The walls are going up
all over the world, and most
of them will not come down
for a long time, if ever.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles
are published in 45

o10 --SUNbAY -CHRONiCLE- -Februiary

Laser technology guides

Skeldon sugar project

By Clifford Stanley

A TOP official with the
Skeldon Sugar Moderniza-
tion Project (SSMP) has
painted a futuristic picture of
the technologically advanced
equipment which will be in
use when the G$22 billion
project is completed early
next year.
Mr. Paul Hough, of Booker
Tate Limited United Kingdom,
Project Director, said mechani-
zation of harvesting and com-
plete automation of the sugar
production process are two
main elements of the leap of
sugar production at Skeldon
into the 21st century.
In the project, cultivation at
Skeldon will be increased three-
fold, moving from 5,000 hect-
ares to 15,000 hectares, and
there will be increased sugar
production from forty thousand
tonnes to one hundred and fif-
teen thousand tonnes per year,
he told the Sunday Chronicle.
Mechanization in harvesting
will involve the use of machines
to cut canes and load them onto
tractor/trailers and punts for
transport to the factory.
Referring to the field expan-
sion, Hough said it would not
be possible to find enough cane

cutters to harvest this large area
by hand, so the additional ten
thousand hectares are being spe-
cially prepared for harvesting by
The Project Director said
land preparation is being done
with machines using laser guided
equipment to create very accu-
rate sloping beds which will al-
low easy access to machines at
harvest time.
He was quick to add,
though, that this would not
mean that there will be a discon-
tinuation of manual harvesting
and explained that it will co-ex-
ist with mechanical harvesting,
particularly on the original five
thousand acres of the estate
where the beds were not de-
signed for access by machines.
Hough said the estate al-
ready utilizes a semi mechani-
cal harvesting option in which
the cane is cut manually and
dropped on the ground to be
picked up by machines. Such an
arrangement may be used on the
new lands in parallel with the
fully mechanized option.
Private farmers are expected
to produce between 25 and 30%
of the 1.1 million tonnes of cane
to be used in the new factory
and will do their own harvest-

The operations in the fac-
tory will be fully automated
with extraction of sugar being
done by the modern process of
diffusion rather than mechani-
cal grinding with a recovery
rate in excess of one ton sugar
from ten tons of cane and far
higher than that obtainable
from any of the other factories
in operation.
Hough said diffusion in-
volves, among other things, put-
ting the cane into a long slow
moving liquid bath during which
the all the sucrose is extracted
into liquid form.
Continuation of this modem
process through other stages
will result in production of a

high sucrose content product,
unlike anything being currently
produced, he said. Computers
will direct the operations of high
efficiency sugar boilers.
Hough said the Guyana
Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO) produces a very
high quality of raw sugar at the
moment but stressed that the
Very High Pol (VHP) to be pro-
duced at Skeldon will be far su-
perior to anything being pro-
duced locally at the moment.
The VHP is in high demand
in regional and international
markets and commands pre-
mium prices, he added.
The factory will be able to
produce eight hundred and forty
tons of sugar per day at 8 cents
US per pound and will help re-
duce the national average cost of
production to about eleven and
a half cents per pound.
The Co-generation Project,
another hi-tech aspect of the
Skeldon modernization
programme, consists of the in-
stallation of a bagasse-powered
cogeneration plant to allow the
simultaneous production of
electrical power for internal
needs and for sale of excess
power to the Guyana Power
and Light grid in East Berbice.





from roof
A YOUNG Medex was
yesterday morning found
hanging dead from a rope
tied to a roof in a build-
ing at Moruca, Region
One (Barima/Waini).
Residents said Lexis
Hosay was found hanging
from a rope in a government
building in the Moruca
Hospital compound by his
They said he had do-
mestic problems.
He is survived by his
wife, Janet Hosay, three
children, mother and nine
The incident has left
residents of Moruca in sad-
ness and shock.
Police are investigat-

Under this aspect of the
Skeldon project, surplus elec-
tricity will be generated at an
average of 10 MW of electric-
ity, delivering about 77 GWh per
year to the regional grid on a
firm power, year-round basis,
Hough said.
In addition to the export,
58.8 GWh per year will be pro-
duced for internal use at the
sugar mill.
Hough said bagasse (waste
from sugar) cogeneration at
Skeldon will generate emission
reductions of Green House gases
which reduce global warming
and the estate will receive finan-
cial rewards under the Clean
Development Mechanism es-
tablished by the United Na-
tions for such projects.
Construction of the sugar
factory and cogeneration plant
at Skeldon is being executed by
China National Technology Im-
port and Export Corporation
GUYSUCO and the
CNTIC signed the agreement
for the project on June 22, 2004
at a cost of US$11 OM.
Hough emphasized that all

staff at the two state-of-the-art
entities will have to be retrained
so that they can operate and
maintain the highly advanced
technology of the plants at the
levels of efficiency required for
commercial success.
He added that the old
Skeldon Estate will be dis-
mantled and parts which can be
used by other sites such as
Albion, Blairmont, or Uitvlugt,
will be sent there, and others
which are obsolete will be
The SSMP is part of a stra-
tegic plan for sugar adopted by
GUYSUCO in 1998 aimed at
production of 450,000 tonnes/
annum, electricity generation for
the national grid, increased cane
supply from private farmers,
new/rehabilitated factories, and
cost reduction to US$0.12/
Funding for the project is
being provided by the World
Bank, the Exim Bank of China
and the Caribbean Development
Bank (CDB).
GUYSUCO is contribut-
ing self-generated funds and
revenue from land sales.

International bird...
(From page two)
be published m Birds illustrated
The Environmental Adventure Company. which attracts
researchers from the Smithsoman Insutute and the World \illd-
lie Fund. slated that there is a huge market in the United States
that Guyana could attract, not only because of the bird prod-
Ms Joanne Williams. \iho specializes in Wildlife and Na-
ture Photographs. said she too could offer tours to Guyana,
but would come back to Guyana next year to make sure the
logistics are in place. "The market is there, money is there to
be made."
Mr. Mike Witherick, who operates Ornitholidays, said he
would have no problems selling Guyana, since "the wilder-
ness experience is special".
He said he usually sends groups of 10-14, but with
Guyana this is not possible because of the accommoda-
tion constraints at the locations, such as Surama and


SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007 1 1
**.4i r -



WHILE smoking is clinically
related to more deaths, alco-
hol causes more misery.
Alcohol is the common
name for ethyl alcohol, the in-
toxicating element in fermented
and distilled liquor.
Alcohol is a depressant and
not a stimulant, as is the popu-
lar belief. Small quantities relax
the muscles, reduce inhibition,
and produce a feeling of eupho-
Alcohol is not an aphrodi-
siac but impairs sexual perfor-
mance. especially in males. It
may increase desire but takes
away performance.
Children of alcoholics are at
greater risk of becoming alcohol-
ics. Alcoholism is said to be ge-
netic and runs in families.
Even women are at greater


risk because their bodies absorb
the alcohol quicker and metabo-
lizes more slowly and thus they
become intoxicated faster. It
also increases the probability of
breast cancer, liver disease, os-
teoporosis and depression.
There is greater stigma to
women who become drunk.
More than ten million
Americans are alcoholics and


(From page seven)
an intelligence briefing from re-
gional security officials, he was
satisfied of the need to enact the
unprecedented security mea-
sures for CWC 2007.
He also saw it as an ideal
opportunity for multi-destina-
tion marketing, something that
the Caribbean has been talking
about for some time.
Barbados Deputy Prime
Minister Mia Mottley, who is
Chair of the CARICOM Sub
Committee for Cricket World
Cup (CWC) security assured

the tour operators that mea-
sures will be implemented to
make the process more conve-
nient for their clients.
Guyana, one of the coun-
tries hosting some of the inter-
national cricket matches, is also
seeking assurances that the
common visa policy would not
hinder its hosting of the Rio
Summit later next month.
Guyanese President
Bharrat Jagdeo headed a team to
meet CARICOM Secretary
General Dr. Edwin Carrington
on their concerns.
The Guyanese leader reported

twice as many have a drinking
Alcohol damages every or-
gan of the body but especially
the liver. It stimulates the brain
and is dangerous to a develop-
ing foetus Alcohol Foetal Syn-
drome (AFS).
1. Two ounces of vodka or
rum 90% proof bring about re-
laxation, reduce inhibition, and
produce .05% blood alcohol.
2. Six ounces of same raise
the blood level to .15%. The
drinker now staggers and speech
becomes slurred. He even be-
comes over-confident. He feels
he can conquer the world.
3. Ten ounces produce .25%
of blood alcohol. The motor re-
actions are significantly reduced.

that among a number of issues dis-
cussed "the key one was concems
over the common visa that will be is-
sued by CARICOM to facilitate free
movement or easy movement for the
patrons who come for cricket"
Jagdeo said he was worried
that the decision "could have un-
intended consequences for
Guyana, given that we are host-
ing the Rio Group Meeting and
we don't want that to conflict
with the Rio Group Meeting."
He sought to find some
common ground on which
both could be undertaken
with no security or other
risks posed ahead of, and dur-
ing the visit of the high level
Rio Group delegates.

Sensations are distorted. The
drinker tends to see double and
falls sleep.
4. With sixteen ounces the
blood level rises to 4%. The
senses become dull and the
drinker may go into a coma.
5. With twenty-four ounces
there is 6% of alcohol in the
blood. The drinker loses con-
sciousness, only the breathing
and heartbeat remain function-
6. At thirty-two ounces of
same rum there is 8% blood al-
cohol. The brain is affected and
breathing stops. Death results.
** It must be noted that
these will vary with body mass,
food intake, etc.
(a) Feeling guilty
(b) Tends to gulp drinks
(c) Tries to have drinks
before and after

(d) Drinks in order to get
through with others; through
some stressful situations
(e) Drinks to reduce
boredom, anxiety and depres-
(f) He is sensitive when
others mention his drinking
(g) He passes out and
there is loss of memory
1. Initial phase Drinker
turns to alcohol to relieve ten-
(a) Increased consumption
(b) Mourning


(c) Regretted behaviour- or
(d) Blackouts phase
2. Crucial Loss Phase of
control in drinking. One drink
will start a chain.
3. Chronic Phase Drink-
ing becomes compulsive and the
drinker drinks continuously and
is more prone to becoming in-
toxicated. Family and social ties
are broken.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a
reputable organisation that
helps with alcoholism.
1. Admitting to the problem
2. Social and family sup-
port for non-drinking
3. Use of rewards
4. Controlled drinking
5. Removing from the
drinking environment
6. Use of antabuse (caution)
that makes the person sick each
time he drinks
7. Managing stress with
other activities sports, games,
vacation, outing, etc.
First the man takes a
Then the drink takes a
Then the drink takes the
E. R. Sill
('An Adage from the

The Environmental assessment Board (EdB)

The Public is hereby notified that a Public Hearing into the Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) for the 22 Kurubuka Bauxite Mining Project
proposed by the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. a subsidiary of the
RUSAL Group; at Kurubuka, Hururu, Kwakwani and Aroaima, Berbice,
will be held by the Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) at the:

Hururu Government Primary School. Berbice
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 12:30hrs
It should be noted that mining will take place at Kurubuka, while crushing may
take place at Hururu and processing at Kwakwani and Aroaima, Berbice.

The purpose of this meeting is to allow consultants and proponent to present the
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and discuss any environmental
issues related to the project. The EIA and Executive Summaries are available on
the EPA Website and upon request, at a reasonable cost of photocopying at the

Environmental Assessment Board 4V.*
c/o Environmental Protection Agency EPA Ai Ajl'61
Environmental Management Division -9
IAST.Building, UG Campus, Turkeyen
Tel: (592) 222-5784 / 222-2277 GUYf t
Fax: (592) 222-2442
Email: epa(

The Government of Guyana hereby invites Tenders from suitably qualified
Security Firms for the provision of Security Services throughout the ten (10)
Administrative Regions in Guyana.

Security Firms may submit tenders for the provision of Security Services in one,
more than one, or all ten Administrative Regions.

(i) All tenders submitted must be accompanied by valid certificates of
compliance from the Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority
and the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.

(li) Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Accounts Section, Ministry
of Local Government and Regional Development effective Monday,
February 12, 2007 during the normal working hours at a non-refundable
fee of Five Thousand Dollars (55,000.00).

(iii) Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes, and shall clearly indicate
on the top left-hand corner of the envelope -Tender for the Provision of
Security Services" and should be deposited in the Tender Box of the
Central Tender Board, at the Ministry of Finance, not later than 09:00 h
on Tuesday, March 6,2007.

Tenders must be address to:
Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets

(v) The Government of Guyana reserves the right to reject any or all of
the Tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever, and not
necessarily award to the lowest tender.

(iv) Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of


Permanent Secretary


12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007

Rel io the agent

R elofsocial


SOCIAL peace is perhaps
one of the most elusive pur-
suits of civil societies.
In the last two decades, we
see on many sides the problems
of social peace; the transition
from agricultural to more indus-
trial economies creates labour
unrest; tribalisation in Eastern
Europe and ethnic cleansing in
some countries in Africa.
And as globalization im-
pacts many countries, geo-
graphical boundaries slowly di-
minish in importance. Urban-
ization and electronic commerce
have resulted, among others, in
the development of multi-racial
and pluralistic societies.
The challenge of govern-
ments today is to maintain na-
tional peace and unity in their
quest for national economic suf-
ficiency and political stability.
Peace is not just the absence of
conflict. It is primarily well-be-
ing and freedom from anxiety.
It includes goodwill and har-
nmony in human relationships. It
is to live a full life, "to have

achieved all that God planned"
(Gen. 15:15; 2 Kings 22:20).
The Hebrew word for
peace is Shalom, and it means
Peace with God, with one's
neighbour, and with one's envi-
Social peace is a key factor
to eradicating poverty. The eco-
nomic growth of the Pacific Rim
shows the development of the
so-called tiger countries.
But the countries that reg-
istered growth since World War
Two or the Korean War have
been countries where there is
social peace, e.g. Japan.
Singapore. Taiwan, Korea, Thai-
land. Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
A key factor in the devel-
opment of many countries is
their ability to lure investments,
external venture capital to de-
velop the economy. Venture
capital will not flow into any
country with social .unrest.
The West and other devel-
oped countries, with their capi-
tal and high labour costs cannot
compete in the global market.

They have to invest outside of
their countries in the so-called
third world. But investments
will not flow into countries with
social unrest. Social peace is a
prerequisite to economic
With the abundance of in-
vestment opportunities reposed
in our beloved Guyana, one can-
not help but be concerned as to
the hesitancy in the approach
of some foreign investors in long
term sustainable investments in

In addressing the
issue of social peace,
one must be aware of
its relationship to
<, poverty. Countries
like Sri Lanka, Viet-
nam, Cambodia and
Bangladesh, have all
experienced stunted
economic growth be-
cause of the absence
of social peace.
The Bible shows
similar patterns
where progress comes when a
nation is at peace. Jeremiah told
the exiles in Babylon to "pray
for the peace (welfare) of the
city" (Jer.29:7).
Clearly, political and eco-
nomic advocacy is a vital min-
istry for evangelicals to ensure
that just and favourable struc-

tures and systems are in place
in the country to participate in
the internationalization of busi-
Again, in addressing social
peace, in the context of Guyana,
we must confront the pro-
tracted, ethno-political monster
that has historically haunted our
nation. These issues are grave
and no easy solution is avail-
But evangelical indifference
to these issues is inexcusable.
Socio-political solutions gave
South Africa social peace in re-
cent years. For Guyana, the
fifty seven per cent of our citi-
zens who claim faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ must become vis-
Among the many other sig-
nificant things being undertaken,
the evangelical faith must there-
fore, of necessity, contribute to
fostering an environment of
The very essence of the
Christian nature is peace. Jesus,
whose we are, is the Prince of
peace. Hence I suggest the fol-
lowing as possible standards for
the Church to insist on as their
social mandate:
** Deliberately promote ra-
cial integration and harmony at

national and community levels
** Promote and pray for
evangelical involvement in Peace
and Reconciliation initiatives at
national and community levels
** Encourage evangelicals to
get involved in conflict resolu-
tions for the promotion of so-
cial justice
** Lobby for inclusion/rep-
resentation in decision making
processes that will impact on
the peace of the nation
Because the Church is a
community of reconciliation, it
is given the ministry of recon-
ciliation (2 Cor.5:18-19). The
idea of a Christian peace corps
to mediate peace in situations of
conflict has biblical validity. It
must be noted that the evangeli-
cal church has had considerable
success in Rwanda and Cambo-
dia, communities that were torn
apart by conflict.
Recently the evangelicals in
Kingston, Jamaica have worked
with the Police to reconcile war-
ring gangs with encouraging re-
We will only be remem-
bered for two things in this
life. The problems we helped
to solve, or the ones we
helped to create. What's it
going to be?

Ruling party in Turks and

Caicos wins elections

Seminar on Technical Standards and Wiring Installation.
Regulations for the Electricity Sector

Attention ALL "Demand side" stakeholders including, Government
Electrical Inspectors, electrical contractors, electricians, Guyana
National Bureau of Standards representatives, building contractors,
designers of electrical systems, educators at vocational institutes,
self-generators, electrical materials suppliers and craftsmen.

As a follow up to the public consultation forum held in November 2006, the
Office of the Prime Minister will be holding a series of seminars to present to
stakeholders the final draft of the Technical Standards and Wiring
Installation Regulations for the Electricity Sector.

VENUEAND DATE: For the convenience of participants, the sessions
below are scheduled. The presentation would be the same at each

Tui'cda"I y Iebra.ry 13 :o01)0 h to 12:00 h Rupununi Room. Hotel Tower, Georgetown

\Vcdlncdav -ch'eruary 14 1 4:00 h lo 17:00 h Rupununi Room, Hotel Tower. Georgetown

nThurd'. 1i-criary 15 12:30 h to 15:30 h Rcgioral. Democratic Council Reg. 6
|Office. Vri.iiinns Erven. New Amsterdam

FriJdi\ FCbchian\V 16 1):30 h to 12:30 h Regional Democratic Council Reg. 2 Office
___ Boardroom. Anna Regina





Technical Specialist Mr. Jerry Kaehne
Legal Specialist Ms. Janis Brennan
representing the firm Foley Hoag

Telephone. number 226-3759 for more
details and registration.

No charge. Refreshments served.

A copy could be uplifted from the Project
Implementation Unit, Office of the Prime
Minister, Wight's Lane, Kingston or
downloaded from the website
www -.lectricitv.qov.qv

ATLANTA, (Reuters) The
ruling party in the tiny Car-
ibbean Turks and Caicos Is-
lands has won another term
in office at general elections,
the government announced
The Progressive National
Party under Michael Misick
won 13 seats in Friday's elec-
tions against two for the
People's Democratic Move-
ment, which is led by Floyd
The election was the first
held under a new constitution in
the British colony passed last
August that added two electoral
districts, according to the Gov-

ernment Information Service.
The Turks and Caicos,
whose capital is Grand Turk,
has a population of about
32,000 and an economy based
on tourism the islands boast
one of the world's longest coral
reef systems as well as off-
shore finance and fishing.
The islands became famous
in February 1962 when U.S. as-
tronaut John Glenn splashed
down in waters off Grand Turk
after he became the first U.S.
citizen to orbit the earth.
Situated about 575 miles
(1,000 km) southeast of Miami
and north of Haiti, Turks and
Caicos is made up of around 40

islands, eight of which are in-
The islands were declared a
crown colony and dependency
of Jamaica in 1874 and in 1962
became a dependency of Ja-
Seven years later, the pow-
ers held by the governor of the
Bahamas were transferred to the
governor of Turks and Caicos
and in 1976 ministerial govern-
ment and elections were intro-
The islands have a gover-
nor appointed by Britain's
Queen Elizabeth, an execu-
tive council and a legislative


'All Medical Practitioners

GPHC in collaboration with FXB-Guyana and the Guyana
National Training Coordinating Centre on HIV present a
CME Lecture on:
Topic: Management of Critically III Patients with HIV/AIDS


Dr. Alan Lifson
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of Minnesota, USA

Date: Thursday February 15,2007

Time: 18:00h- 20:00h (6 pm 8 pm)

Venue: Eye Clinic 'Nitling Area,
Geori] Public Hospital Corporation.

Two CME Credits will be awarded

Dr. Madan Rambaran
Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

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heart of

climate change

By Kenwah Clo Quan Yi

THE Iwokrama International
Centre aims to show the
world that lwokrana and the
forests of the Guiana Shield
are crucial in maintaining
the world's ability to breathe
amid the growing dangers
from climate change.
,Determined to prove its
\%orith after years of prepara-
lion. the centre on Friday pre-
cnlted an ambitious five-year
business plan to achieve finan-
cial stability and ensure its suc-
.Ss at establishing businesses
chased on sustainable" use of
ropical rainforests for the ben-
'fit of the local, national a[nd in-
.rnalional community.
"Aflr ten years of building
II.' nece>.-.ary framework for
;-'.h businesses, the centre has
,;w developed a multifaceted
i.)rltfolio that reengages the in-
irnational community at the
!.vcl of busince-'. creation and
I velopincnt. whilst maiitaininig
emphasis on research. conlerva-
'n and nmanagemenl," said Di-
1or General of Iwokrama. Dr.
avid Singh.
During a medi a brief ing at!
!lotcl Tower. Main Streel.
;corge!o)wn. the plan was. pre-
,cail'd b!y advisor to the Board
'I isrces. Mr. John Clement.
II outlines howf the centre
ill raise the requisite finances
cr it'; period ut) to 20.10 to

achieve its vision of becoming a
"leading international authority
on development of models for
commercially sustainable, prac-
tical, and community-inclusive
conservation business based on
tropical forest and their natural
assets", Singh stated.
He said the plan was ap-
proved last year by the Board
ofl' Trustees.
Singh explained that
Guyana, and indeed the world.
is starting to awaken to the
strong relationship between the
environment and the people's
ability to maintain sustainable
human development.
The plan surrounds four
principal lines of business -
eco-tourism, timber, training
and intellectual property.

It will ensure Iwokrama
provides a unique and priceless
contribution to the global issue
of rainforest research and cli-
mate change mitigation.
The four areas of business
activity reflect the centre's key
objectives of fulfilling an inter-
national role through scientific
research; through the promotion
of best practice in sustainable
forest management; and through
enabling at much greater number
of visitors from Guyana and
around the world to experience
the beauty and grandeur of
Iwokrama, the Essequibo River
on its doorstep and the
Rupununi Wetlands to the
The centre said practical
steps are already being utinder-

taken towards these objectives:
the completion of Iwokrama's
airstrip by October 30, 2007
initiated' by the Guyana Gov-
ernment; the beginning after the
rains of an experiment in sus-
tainable timber harvesting; the
recent .opening of discussions
with international universities at
the forefront of climate change
on possible new global warming
monitoring facilities at
Kurupukari; and early improve-,
ments in lwokrama's eco-tour-
ism facilities.
Chairman of the Board of
Trustees and former British
High Commissioner here, Mr.
Edward Glover, said the!plan
was chosen for two principal
He said "first is financial
strength. The Trustees believe
Iwokrama must be master of its
own financial house, not s lely
dependent on official donors
with other and understandable
priorities...lIt is up to Iwokrama
to deliver a modern, efficient,
effective and robust business
with steady and reliable cash-
flow, just like any other repu-
table business organization."
He said that. to this end its
private sector funding effort is
already under way.
The Board of Trustees has
already received, he said, the
first pathfinder commitment
from a UK company towards
their funding objective of $US2
million, and the major British
banking group HBSC will
launch the public fundraising ef-
fort on February 26. 2007.
Glover said, 'The objective
of the Trustees is to work with
companies and foundations
with strong corporate social re-
s;ponsibility programmes with
an emphasis on climate change
"We look to all enterprises
public and private to give
I wokrama their unqualified sup-
port. The trustees will spread




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. i on .vtii the Guyana Revenue

their search for partners far and
wide. But as I said many times
as High Commissioner, ordinary
people matter. Their support,
howe'.er limited, will be equally
important and highly valued."
The second principal reason
for th, plan, he said, is in re-
spon.e the challenge of cli-
mate change.
Glo,.er noted that there is
an overwhelming body of scien-
tific e% idence which now clearly
indicate-, that climate change is
a serious and urgent issue and
pointed to lwokrima's key role
in finding, in relation to tropi-
cal rainforest, mutual reinforce-
ment between conservation and
economic activity.
H. : plainedd that Iwokrama
is a tuniue institution, the only
one of i5t kind in the world.
"it i' now poised after ten
years .f preparation to put the
proposinin of sustainable for-
est management, to the supreme
test." i
If works. he said,
lwokramwa will have served the
purpose envisaged for it at its
inception in 1989.
..,topping unnecessary
cleforctation is crucial. But it is
at Iwokrama that the trustees
intend to prove that poverty re-
duction. environmental balance
and sustainable economic devel-
opment are not contradictory."
'Trutees therefore look to
the sustainable timber partner-
ship that Ilwokrama has forged.
and others associated with it, to
deliver A.. hat has been promised
with speed. professionalism and
inlegr1 S
Gl',er said he and Sir
Slhrida;! Ramphal. former Coin-

monwealth Secretary General
and current Chairman of
Tigerwoods Inc. will work to-
wards that commitment.
Iwokrama's staff and trust-
ees are now looking to a wide
variety of new partners both
national and international to
help fulfil the centre's objectives.
The centre said staff and
trustees will seek support from
like-minded major corporate en-
tities, trusts and foundations
and from wealthy individuals to
ensure that lwokrama will have
a flourishing financial indepen-
dence in the coming years and
so enhance Guyana's interna-
tional reputation.
According to Singh, "The
success of Iwokrama is mea-
sured in the dual nature of its
work. It is expected to generate
profit-making community-inclu-
sive forest-based businesses,
whilst at the same time it is ex-
pected to be a world leader in
rainforest conservation. The two
are not mutually exclusive, and
at all times the two tracks must
lead in the same direction in or-
der to fulfil its mission."
The lwokrama International
Centre for Rain Forest Conser-
vation and Development is an
autonomous non-profit institu-
tion established by Guyana and
the Commonwealth.
The centre manages the
nearly one million acre
(371,000 hectares) Iwokrama
Forest in central Guyana to
show how tropical forests can
be conserved and sustainably
used to provide ecological, so-
cial and economic benefits to
local, national and interna-
tional communities.


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Ministry of Health

Shevonne Benn
HB Coordinator
The National AIDS Programme Secretariat
Hadfield St.and College Road
Telephone #226-5371 or 227-8683


C uyana Sugar Corporation inc. (GUYSUCO) invites
s -aled bids from eligible bidders, whose qualifications and
e perience are acceptable to GUYSUCO and the
rribbean Development Bank (CDB) for :


THREE persons were hospi-
talized after a mini-bus ply-
ing the short-drop route
along the West Berbice High-
way ran off the road and into
a ditch at # 6 Village yester-
day morning.
Mrs. Caroline Williamson,
also known as Mrs. Caroline
Bruce, Deputy Head Teacher of
the Fort Wellington Secondary
School, and Hardai Arjune, a
housewife of Bush Lot, West
Coast Berbice, were taken to the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation after receiving
treatment at the Fort Wellington
The driver of the bus, Jailall
Budhoo, of Tempie, West Coast
Berbice, was kept at the Fort
Wellington Hospital for obser-
The accident occurred
around 08:00h following early
morning showers.
A passenger said the vehicle
was going to Rosignol and was
negotiating a slight bend when
it suddenly ran off the road.
He surmised that this could
have been the result of a front
wheel "blow out" but could not
be sure.
One passenger was treated
for an injury to her left eye
while two others in the vehicle
escaped with minor injuries.
West Berbice Police are

CAIRO, (Reuters) Six Egyp-
tians were being tested for
bird flu in a town south of
Cairo yesterday after display-
ing flu-like symptoms, state
news agency MENA reported.
They are from several vil-
lages near the town of Fayoum
and range in age from three to
40, MENA said, adding that one

of them, a 24-year-old female,
was in critical condition.
MENA quoted a Health Min-
istry source as saying all six were
known to have been in contact
with poultry, and that biological
samples had been sent for testing
in the ministry's laboratories.
Samples were also taken
from the poultry, as a num-
ber of them had died, he

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UK opposition chief

smoked cannabis in youth

LONDON, (Reuters) British opposition leader David
Cameron.smoked cannabis when he was a pupil at one of
the country's most exclusive schools, newspapers reported.
Cameron, who has revived the Conservative Party's fortunes
since becoming leader 14 months ago, narrowly avoided being
expelled from Eton over a drug scandal when he was 15, the
Mail on Sunday reported.
Seven pupils were thrown out of the school after boys were
caught smoking cannabis, the newspaper said on its Web site,
quoting from a new biography of Cameron.
Cameron was called in by the headmaster who forced him
to admit he had smoked the drug, the report said.
A Conservative Party spokeswoman did not confirm or
deny the reports on the front of several Sunday newspapers.
"The events took place almost 25 years ago and David
Cameron has always maintained that politicians are entitled to a
private life before they became a member of parliament," she said.
Cameron, 40, has refashioned the Conservatives, tradition-
ally free market and tough on law and order, into an environmen-
tally friendly party that says it would protect the welfare state.
The Conservatives lead Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party
in the opinion polls. The next election is not expected until 2009.
Cameron's colleagues played down the political impact of
the allegations.
"It's something that happened to a schoolboy 20 years ago
-and I don't think it really has any serious political pull today.
To be quite honest, most of our generation did (smoke cannabis).
I mean it was kind of the odd ones out who didn't," Conserva-
tive member of parliament Peter Ainsworth told Sky News.
Cameron has in the past refused to answer questions on
whether he has taken drugs. The disclosure could provide ammu-
nition to right-wing Conservatives who see Cameron as too liberal.
Blair's governmerit ruled in 2004 that possessing small
amounts of cannabis should generally no longer lead to arrest.
Cameron said last month he might legalise cannabis
for medical use if he became prime.minister.

Six Egyptians being

tested for bird flu

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Tenders from Contractors for the Construction of a TWO
STOREYED concrete building (60,000 sq. ft) which will house the
Ministries of Labour, Human Services and Social Security and The
Guyana Forestry Commission.

Tender documents can be purchased from the office of NICIL, 126
Barrack Street. Kingston at a cost of $10,000 per tender package.
Tender documents include (but not limited to):
> Draft site layout/survey plan
> Detailed drawings
> Bill of quantities template
> Tender guidelines
> Draft contracts

Contractors are to submit the following as part of the tender (but not
limited to):-
** The completed Bill of quantities:
Copies of certificates of Compliance for PAY E and N IS;
o Copy of Certificate of incorporation/business registration;
** Copy of Vat certificate (ifapplicable);
o*o Blackline of the draft legal contract.

Tenders will be disqualified for non-compliance with tender
requirements. Tenders must be received no later than Wednesday,
February 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm.

Tenders must be submitted in a sealed envelope and titled ("'Tender for
construction of Government offices" ). Tenders must be addressed to:
Executive Director
126 Barrack Street

and deposited in the box marked TENDER FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
GOVERNMENT OFFICES at the above address.

The Government/NICI L/PU are not bound to accept any tender.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following

Department of Language and Cultural Studies, School of Education and

Preference will be given to holders of qualification from the Masters Degree level in the
relevant field plus relevant experience and research/publications. Persons to be
appointed should have a strong background in Spanish Literature Latin American and
Spain and familiarity with literature of the Spanish Golden Age period.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences

First degree in Biology/Botany/Forestry/Zoology. Relevant experience and certification
in the practice of Herbarium/Museum collection would be a distinct advantage.

Details of duties can be obtained from the Personnel Division, Faculty of Natural
Sciences or Website.

Salary: Appointment level and placement in appropriate salary scales are determined
by level of qualifications, experience and research/publications.

Non-Taxable Allowances: Housing (20% of basic salary) and travelling. Entertainment
and additional travelling allowance are payable depending on special responsibilities.
Study/Sabbatical Leave and Leave Passage allowance, where applicable.

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

Applicants who are interested in part-time appointment may also apply indicating
that option

Applications with Curriculum Vitae, stating full name, date of birth, marital status,
qualifications (with dates and overall grades obtained), work experience (with
dates), research and publications (with dates) full names and addresses of three (3)
referees, who can testify to the academic capabilities of the applicant, (one of whom
must be your present or last employer, where applicable) must reach the Personnel
Division, University of Guyana. P.O. Box 10-1110, Georgetown. Email: or Fax: 592-222-4181, or Courier Service, not later than
February2.0QL07 (Tel. Nos. 592-222-5271/4181), Website:

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1 BASHA boat 38-ft.
complete $1 700 000, 1 EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Mitsubishi Canter, GHH 4382 Degree, in any part of the world from
1 050 000. Tel. 275-0305, 275- home THROUGH
information call CFI Global Education
Unk #261-5079.

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-
day and evening classes in
cosmetology also 6 week classes in
nail artistry and air brush design.
Enroll now 132 Cummings Street
Bourda. 223-8452.
VIJAY'S Hair Salon, 207
lAlmond St.. Queenstown,
!Georgetown. Tel. 226-0205.
ISpecialise in hair cuts, cold wave,
straw curls, hair colouring. facial,
acrylic and nail design, etc.
WORK from home for US$$$$
.weekly. Information? Send stamped
Se pe to Nka Ard RO. Box 12154
|G ... .. .... Guyana
i B your own boss. Use yoursare
Itne illing 100 .vmeopes for S$500 or
more weekly For in formation send
stamped self-addressed envelope to
Randolph Williams, PO. Box 12154
Geogeow Guyana
SCONTROL your income working
from home filling 100 envelopes for
US$500 or more weekly. For
information, send stamped self-
iaddressed envelope to Nathaniel
iWilliams, PO Box 12154 Georgetown,

'Bissessar Avenue, Prashad
;Nagar, Georgetown We accept
Master, Visa and Amenrican Exoress
*,i._ Phone 225-7126.'226-
S-'. Email:
dollysautorenatal@yahoo .com

COMPUTER Reas, Saes& Sevices-
Call Kersting's Computer Repairs &
Sales Centre () 227-8361 P '-.-
H- om & OffceServices I.'L'- 1
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demon possessed need
,,:.< Call Apostle Randolph
'. ,..,: # 261-6050 (20:00 h -
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ISend stamped envelope -
ICFI, PO Box 12154
|Georgetown, Guyana__
S SINGLE Professionals and
Other employed single males and
females in search of friendship,
Serious relationship. Call the Junior/
iSenior/Single Dating Service 18 -
S Immediate link. Tel 223-8237.
Mon. Friday 8:30 am 5pm,
Sat. 10 am -4pm.
GET A FRIEND! Get edui-ated!
Get Married! MigrateL.lhrough ,a CFI
i Telephone Friendship Link. Call 592-
261-5079. everyday 07:00 h to 21:00

SCALL Jean for all types of
uniforms, dress making. altering,
curtains and embroidery. 153 Barr
St., Kitty. 226-9548.
I JEAN offers courses in
idressmaking, fabric designing
[curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
Ifumishing, floral arrangement, cake
'decoration. 153 Barr St., Kitty 226-
JEAN offers courses in
jDressmaking, fabric designing.
Curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
'furnishing, floral arrangement, cake
decoration. 153 Barr St., Kitty. 226-
:9R486. 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-
SEWING done at Kitty Home
'Studio. Any type of costume,
clothing, altering. Contact Sunita -
i231-7626. 227-6335.

C 0 M P L E T E
IINFO., CALL 226-9448.

NAIL tipping, designing,
silkwrrpping. mancuring,
pedicugp courses. Register
now. Call -iichelle 227-7342,
222-3263, 613-4005.
CXC Maths & English
classes for Jan/June 08. starting
soon Call 227-7850 or 643-
1563. For further information.
INC. No"' reistering for C'YC orl
classes i -.. ,J i *.' :
I- ~ ~- .- Spanish and French.

REGISTER now for Care for
the Elderlv. advanced child care
and more at Parika. Call Eleen
- 260-4213.
Institute. 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587 available courses
- Electrical wiring, electronics,
air conditioning and
refrigeration, computer repairs
nd programing, Spanish.
otMgauhe.sen .Eg- ..
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. Subjects are
Mathematics, English A,
Accounts and many other
subjects. Classes commencing
on 26th February 2007. Also
registering for full time 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 ourgreatest concern.'

FASHION Designin -
,-, r,,-,-. fabric cutting,
ar ,n, br etc. at a Fashion
oii C lasses starting in
February. Call 227-7850, 223-
7385. For further information.

PENTAGON Club situated
at 288 289 Middle Street,
above Majestics as a going
concern or other. Concta 22-
6432, 623-2477 Patrick.

Dsr IngRAHATimegistered
Medical Practitioner is now
located at 95 Upper Hadfield
St.. Stabroek G/town. Tel. 233-
5944 and Cell 624-1181.

SCARCOPTIC itch, pain,
impotent cholesterol, pressure,
gall stone and more. 220-7342,
MOTORING "You train to
Pass". 227-1063, 226-874,
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street.
Manual & automatic. Phone
# 225-4858, 622-2872, 646-


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-
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R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn ihud.- -,-, must know who
they 3 .ai .-i. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

SPIRITUAL help from
Suriname for sickness,
problems, evil. etc. Tel. 220-
0708, 612-6417.

FOR professional repairs to
crash vehicle, change nose cut
front half, etc. Tel. "642-1375.

S :i Immigration

We can assist you
to Migrate to Canada.
u,. i1 ilo ,I Workers Business
("lass Students Rtfugees.
Work Permits .
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refiusd Cnvst
Visitor's Visas

Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
Immigration Consultants
?' I paper Rhb11 an1d
(';I ;(;da: 416-431-5S 45
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Registration of small and nPe',
businesses, c.,_, r'I ,..,,i
payments, training :;i-ii i-, n I_ I
work. Are you over 60 yrs or
overseas and have not received
your (NIS) benefits. Call me on
266-0520 from 5 pm -- 8 pm or
for appliance repairs washers.
dryers. microwaves. stoves.
deep fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting Contact
Mohamed on 223-9710, 614-
FOR low cost air
conditioner. r r;..
microwave, freezer. .
repairs and servicing electrical
arid solar panel installation,
call 225-4822, 231-3547.
REPAIRS to refrigerators.
freezers, washing machines.
etc. All jobs done on site with
three months limited warranty.
N. K. Electrical Services. Nazim
Khan. Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847.
AN independent
Accountant has time available
to take care of your book
keeping and Payroll. Especially
with Value Added Tax
introduced since 2007 your
accounts need extra care. By
out sourcing your book keeping
you will secure paying only
what is necessary and keep the
cost to a minimum. Carl for
information Jan's Accounting
Services. Mobile 623-8995,
IMessgs -2273628

VACANCY exists for Table-
hand at Pearl's Bakery. Tel. 231-
FEMALE and male to work
at car wash. Call 231-1786, 621-
5 3 3 2 ............ ....... ........ .............
ONE Asst. Night Nurse and
one Part time general maid.
Tel. 226-1503.
FOR Porters. Apply Avinash
Complex Water Street. Call
226-3361, 227-7829.
VACANCY exist for
Washbay Attendants (males &
females). Call: 625-4380.
ONE professional Hair
stylist. -Must be able to do all
types of hair. Call Roxie's Royal

Hair Fashion. 227-8538, 622-
ONE professional
Seamstress to run sewing
establishment. Must be an al
rounder. Call Roxie's Fashion -
227-8538, 622-4386.
VACANCIES exist 5 child
care workers 30 55 yrs. 2
domestics. Call Samantha 220-
4981 or 624-4692.
EXIST for Machinist.
Welder, Apprentice and one
Driver/Mechanic between ages
18 and 35 years old. Nankumar
Brijiall Weeding Machinery and
Maintenance, Anna Catherina.
WCD. Contact Tel. 276-0389.
ONE Office Manager, two
Computer Operators to work from
2 to 10 pm, 2 Salesmen. Email
FEMALE Singer, security
guard, hand yman. Apply
Majestic, Mid dle Street, GI
town. Te. 226-6432.
1 MALE Cleaner, I male
Accounts Clerk, trainee
Machinist, trainee Electrician,
trainee Mechanic. Apply 18 -
23 Industrial Site Eccres. EBD.
VACANCIES exist for
experienced Hair-cutters and
Barbers. Contact No. 226-2124.
226-4573 between 8:30 am and
5pm, Mon. Sat.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English. 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person wite
written application to Lens,
Sheriff & fourth Streets, C/
ville.MAJOR trading company
seeks Office Assistants.

MAJOR trading company
seeks Office Assistants. Minimum
qualification CXC English and
Mathematics Grades 111.
Computer knowledge desired
but not compulsory. Application
Personnel Manager Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Tel # 225-
4492, 225-9404.
LIVE-IN staff for Clerical work
from Berbice and Essequibo.
Qualifications: CXC English and
Mathematics 1 to 3. Apply Lot D
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park or
call 225-4492, 225-9404,
Monday to Friday 8:30 arnm to
4 pm and Saturday 8:30 am to
1 prn boarding and lodging
SEWING Machine
Operators, person to draft/cut.
Apply Lot D Lama Avenue, Bel
Air Park. Tel. # 225-4492. 225-
9404.__ -
CXC/GCE Maths and English 1
& 2 also Microsoft Office. Send
application to Internet World, 16
B' Duncan St., Newtown. Kitty
MONAR Educational
Institute, 60 Light St..
Alberttown, Georgetown. Tel. #
223-7226, 227-4798.
Georgetown branch 1 full-time
Primary teacher West Coast -
teachers for business and
Science Subjects and Spanish.
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.

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

Qualifications: two subjects
CXC Maths and English.
Grade 3 & 4 will be accepted.
Three years experience will
be an asset. Attractive salary
and other benefits preferably
person living on EBD. Apply
in person to: Friendship
Oxygen Limited, 30
Friensip, EBD between the
hours of 1 and 4 pm.
Requirements. Must have a
recent Police Clearance.
Interested persons are asked
to apply in person to Guyana
Furniture Manufacturing
Limited. 60 Industrial Estate.
Beterverwagting, East Coast

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.
One (1) Female Office
Assistant ust have knowledge of
Payroll, NIS Filing and must be
computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge of
Maths & Enqlish and at leasT two
(2) years working experience. Apply
in person with a writen application
and two (2) references to: Len's,
136 Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/ville.
Tel: 227-2486.
2 + ACRES in Canal # 1.
Call 222-3477 for details.
DOUBLE lot, Republic Park.
266-2111, 622-3650.
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd. Trium ph
Sideline Dam. Call 263-5338.
46 ACRES transported rice
land at De Hoop, Broken Water,
land. ECD. Call646-7438, 645-
Linden Highway 360 acres. Call
Success Realtv 223-6524,
628-0747, 266-.5431.
89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.- --
PARIKA business and house
lots farm plots. 12 lots of 10 000
so. ft. S1.2M each East Bank
development riverside and other
lots, E.B. Dem. 266-2111, 622-
Earle's Court 2 house
lots 9 800sqft. Build luxurious
m3an-in ,.r international Hotel
:Jii -0 000. Ederson's -

GREIA Friendship on East
Bank Demerara sma l cottage
on land 40' x 120' from pubTic
road to Demerara River. Price -
$5M. Tel 225-3737, 225-4398.
Charlestown $12M Dowding
St. $4.5M Canal #2 $300
000. Meadow Bank (double lot)
$5M. Diamond $70 000 &
$550 000. Call 231-6236.
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 227-4402.
GOD Favorite Realty LBI,
Earl Court $3.5M. Meadow
Brook Gdns, corner lot $9M,
Charlotte Street business
property 140 x 310 only $8M,
Queenstown 160 x 60 or-
US$90 000, Bel Air Spring one
double in.t feft onlI. Call Mr.
Ronald n-r,3i 225-3068. 622-
lands and properties with pool
and without pool. REPUBLIC
PARK beautiful property with
pool on 3 lots of land. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
DEM RIVER, Left Bank -
300 x 9 000 transported river
frontage, mixed farm good soil
$18M neg.. Silver HilI Linden
Highway, river frontage, wharf,
(right Bank Dem. River) 2
creeks, 3 types of soil timber
sand. Rqunas Real Estate
Development 225-7662 226-
2803, 612-2204, 627-8851.
Demerara River frontage -
Left Bank 195 acres rich
agricultural land wharfage,
industrial sand, silica sand
kolein. etc. 100 acres forested
access by road to Linden.
Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662 226-
Land of Canaan eastern
Public Road, 1 600 t. x 3214
ft., 29 acres transported land
large house, shallow well, future
development housing scheme,
factory, poultry. Etc. 15 miles
from Georgetown. Rquhas Real
Estate Development 225-
7662, 226-2803. 612-2204,
Dem River 30C0 acres rich
agricultural land 50 rods,
depth creek passing through
land, 5 different soil types,
foresteda port facility, sawmill,
industrial, aquaculture,
agriculture. Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662 226-
2803, 612-2204, 627-8891.
Dem River (Left Bank) -
500 'acres prime P cultural
land, Creek passes ough soil
test and wharf repo available,
12 miles from Lino Access
road and water. Rq ias Real
Estate Developme 225-
7662. 226-2803, 12-2204,
627-8891. ____


Versailles, W B Dem acres
River/Road Frontage. Idea l for
location for industrial
commercial, rice bond, silo,
shipping and development.
Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662. 226-
2803, 612-2204. 627-8891.
Yarrowkakra/Soesdyke 116
acres transported land for
agricultural, animal farm, resort.
Rtquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662 226-
2803, 612-2204. 627-8891.
Land of Canaan. E.B. Dem.
- 40 acres of prime Real Estate
all utility services. Rquhus Real
Estate Development 225-
7662, 226-2803, 612-2204.627-
Land of Canaan river front
land and buildings wharf front
600 ft. by 800 ft. Serious enquire
only. Rquhus Real Estate
Development 225-7662,22-
28.03,.61.2-2204, 627-8891.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public road.
Prime location, 2 miles from Vi
Hoop Stelling. Reasonable
Price. Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-
Transported prims river front land,
blocks, 200 acres 440 acres 66-
acres. Suitable for any
development. Serious enquire
only. Call: 592-226-2803, mobile:
592-627-8891. Email:

NEW Hope 4 lots together
running side by side close to
main road 160" x 135", can be
used for residence, school. hotel,
etc. transported $6.5M neg.
Roberts Realty, First Federation
Life BId., Croal Street & Manget
Place. 227-7627 Office. 227-
3768 Home. 644-2099 cell.
GOD Favorite Realty LBI,
Earl Court $3:5M, Meadow
Brook Gdns, corner lot $9M,
Charlotte Street business
property 140 x 310 only $8M,
160 x 60 or-
_-_: ,'.,'1 Bel Air Spriq-. one
double lot left only : al! Mr.
Ronald Indhal 225-5198. 622-
Bel Air Springs, double lot
S50M, Duncan Street $15M.
Queenstown, corner- 100 x 100
Laluni & Forshaw Streets $95M
neg. KEYHOMES 615-8734,
$3.4M, each. VERSAILLES 125'
x 67' in ated compound $5.9M,
6 lots $3M each ,ni 5 lots,
property & rice -ui '.rane/La
union 1 15 acres Canal No.
farm ing, resort, : ,'- ,ri
residence LBI $2 41.1 ,r,:
Gardens $6.9M, C,.-r,-,. ,-ii, -
$10.75M, Lamaha Gardens
$14.75M, Cummings St $12M,
FRIENDSHIP water front,
Bee Hive double lot $6.75M
Melanie 4.75M, Non Pariel
$1.75M, Property $4.75. Tel:
26-8148, 625-1624.
227-4040,40 628-0796, 611-3866
Land for Sale Diamond H/
Scheme $1.7M $3.8M,
Timehri, EBD 25 acres $45M,
Lamaha Gdns $25M,
Queenstown $12M Parika -
6.5M, Kingston $75M, Happy
acres 6ots $38M, Laluni
Creek 75 acres $28M, David
St. Kitty $17M North/R/veldt -
$6M, Land of danaan, EBD -
80 acres, Sheriff St. $62M,
Peters Hall $48M,Dowding St.
& Vlissengen Road $35M. more
land for sale. Call for details.
SOUTH $5.5M, North -
$3.8M LBI $3.5M Diamond -
$2M, Ogle $3.8M/$4M Happy
Acres $7. $8M, Felicity $M,
Le Ressouvenir $9M, $60M,
Robb Street $15M $90M,
Camp Street $S8M. Mahaica
Creek, 100 acres-$13M Supply,
65 acres $40M, 22 acres
riverside land and other
residential and commercial
areas, 4 lots Enmore $17M,
Enmore, 4 acres $20M
Queenstown second lot 60 x 60
7.5M. D'Urban Backlands, 3
los $7M Linden Soesdvke
Highway. 35 acres $35M,
Newtown, Kitty 50 x 120 $9M,
Mc Doom Highway 50 x 300 -
$30M, 2 acres of land US$1 M,
good for bond, housing and
school or industrial workshop in
Turkeyen Mandela Avenue
(corner) good for gas station -
$45M. Call us at Good will
Realty at Nos. 223-5204, 225-
2540 or 628-7605.

S1 ROOM to let. No smoker.

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FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Call 226-0242.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
ECCLES US$2 000.
KEYHOME 615-8734, 628-
500. KEYHOMES 615-8734,
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
1-BEDROOM bottom flat.
80 Railway Line, Kitty. Call 227-
ONE two-storey business
place in Regent Street. Call
627-8541 or b24-6432.

Executive Homes
US$750 US$2,000
internet Cafe/Beauty
Salon (move in
condition) $40,000
Pharmacy (Move In
Condition) $60,000
Eccles 2 bedrooms,
(newly built $35,000.-
Bel Air Gardens neg.
Alexander Village


FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. #613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
2 ROOMS and apartments
for short term rental. 227-3336
or 231-4110.
ONE large spacious 3-
bedroom bottom flat with
telephone and parking in
Dowdinq St., Kitty $50 000.
Call 227-3285. 623-9852.
PHONE 225-9944.
FURNISHED self-contained
apartment, short term rental,
preferably overseas visitor cable
TV hot and cold internet
access. Call 233-2770, 615-
ONE bedroom to rent from
1st March. For information,
call 226-1238. No agent.
Couple or UG Student.
ONE ground floor office -
suitable for book store or any
other businesses, except
restaurant in business area. Call
225-1442, cell 646-9776.
SHERIFF top flat. 3-
bedroom, unfurnished, garage.
Call Gail 227-1363.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
FURNISHED apt. for
overseas visitors. Call 222-2063
or 222-4071, preferably in
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
- $80 000 neg. C/ville, hot
and cold, self contained, etc.
Tel. 628-6855.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
ROOMS for rent working
couple. $3 000 weekly. Tel. 225-
6832, 612-4355, Natasha, 8 am
to 8 pm.
BUSINESS flat, Barr St.,
Kitty. Ideal for bond or
commercial business. No Food
or Liquor. Call 226-4014.
SINGLE male to share
apartment. Call 612-2852.
1 1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled, AC. water 24
hours. etc. Price ($45000) neg.
Call 609-8315.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS..
3-BEDROOM a artment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
ques. Short term. Call Tel. 223-
itself $75 000, 1 top flat. fully
f;rn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel 227-3551 647-D85 .

styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
00U/$5 000 per dav. Call
231-6429, 622-5776.
EXECUTIVE house grilled
and meshed, hot and cold water,
telephone, AC, Blygezigth
Gardens. Rent negotia le. Tel.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to rent in 27 Hugh
Shanie Park, Cummings Lodge.
For student or couple. Tel. 629-
6082, 222-6558.
1-BEDROOM top flat PIn.
Versailles, WBD, unfurnished
light, water etc. $20 000
monthly. Call Ganesi 618-
5070, 264-2946.
ONE bottom flat apartment
to rent. Contact Miss Elizabeth
Laurie, Lot 51 Middle Road, La
Penitence Greater Georgetown
or call 22o-9144 from 9 am 5
business property prime
location. Ca 618-20, 627-
Lombard Street store room
transported 226-2803. Email
Ketley Street iveaway
price-bond- 120 x 45, house
40 x 60. 2-storey and shop. Call
627-8891, 226-2803.
D'Urban Street. corner spot,
business 2-storey $14M neg.
Ogle Airport Road 2-0torey
building with extra land $20M.
Rice Factory plus residence,
3 acres, transported road front,
west coast. 627-8891, 226-2803.
Atlantic Garden, several
property $14M to $50M. Only
serious buyers. 627-8891.
Happy Acres, -, modern
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, pour-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet, hot and cold, viewing
gallery, house 28' x 75', land
51' x 100'.
Atlantic Gardens -
residential area, modern
.executive type house, land -
100' x 100', concrete house -
50' x 60', bungalow garage for
4 cars, split level system, large
patio (1st & 2nd floor. Concrete
Tence. 226-2803, 627-8891.
concrete, transported, lots of
land. 226-2803.
Modern executive two-
storey property Prashad Nagar,
Bel Air Park. Executive house.
West Ruimveldt. business
with lots of land S3.5M. 226-
Alberttown $4/5M -
cottage. back house. 226-2803.
Looking for client who
selling his/her property nation
wide or renting same. Call 226-
WEST COAST house lots.
Pin. Union West Coast
Demerara, Road side 190 x 90,
transported each lot. 226-2803.
Union plot of land comprises
Six lots, 190 x 55 each lot.
3.5M a lot. Phone 226-2803.
Vreed-en-Hoop, New Road
$3M each. 226-2803.
Vreed-en-Hope. next to Gas
Station, prime business place
for Bank Insurance.
Transported. Call 627-8891.
600 000. Transported. Call
residential transported 2.5M.
EAST BANK Timehri,
Friendship, Supply, Hope, Craig.
Providence river front. Call 592-
226-2803. E-mail
Adventure 440 ft. by 72 ft. -
title, Foulis 1 acres, East
Coast, transported. 226-2803.
La Grange 5 house lots,
road side for business or
housing. 592-627-8891.
SEast Canje 2 acres, all
utility service, transported. 627-

Call Rquhas Real Estate
Development for land or
property sales buying and
selling, is our business. 618-
3920 226-2803. E-mail
Newtown. Kitty business
8 resident properties, good
bargain. 226-2803.
Good Hope. ECD land -
100 x 42 house 35 x 22. $9
000 000 neg. Call 226-2803.
Friendship road to river.
EBD 42 x 150 with transport.
Friendship 2 acres road
to river with old building -
$42M 226-2803.
Kingston business or
residential, security, large land,
space, Wriqht Lane,
transported. Cal 226-2803

Charlotte Street, business
or residential 2-storey,
transported. Asking $16M. 226-1
- ALEXANDER ST. approx. 2
500 sq. ft. ground floor $200
000, entire building $200 000.
TEL. 226-8148, 6 5-1624.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to rent located in
Cumming's UG). Tel. 648-9844.
ACRES ECD) US$1 500.
225-5512_ 621-2239.
NI 1 a goou r~iUM
available. One (1) three (3)-
bedroom top flat at 273 E La
Penitence (Lamaha Park, near
Lamaha Springs) Georgetown.
Good roads, vehicle space,
breezy verandah $55 00 per.
Contact A.A. Fenty. Tel. 218-
1808, 622-6843 226-4764.
-2L-BEDROOM fully furnished
apt., hot and cold water.
Completely tiled. Near Caricom
Sec. US$475 or G$95 000. All
utilities included in rent. Phone
222-3962, between 9 am and 5
pm a-r ay. (No aentsL.
furnished apt. near the Caricom
Sec. US$225 or G$50 000.
Water, phone and electricity
included in rent. (No agents).
222-3962 between 9 am and 5
pm an day.D
-- N t- U K N IrS-fE'D----2--
bedroom top flat Bent St
Wortmanville with overhead
tank $40 000. Call 648-7504
218-0287, 218-0392.
FURNISHED & unfurnished
houses and flats in residential,
rural and commercial areas.
Prices from US$700. Sonja -
225-7197, 623-2537.
2-BEDROOM unfurnished
top flat Cane View Ave., South
Ruimveldt Park. Parking, toilet
and bath. Call 218-0117, 619-
7851, 622-1392.
NEW spacious 2-flat 6-
bedroom concrete building, 3
bedrooms each, self-contained
Ogle Airstrip area. Excellent
location. 222-7516, 621-2891.
2-BEDROOM self-contained
apartments. Also ready made
restaurant, living quarters, etc.
K. Chand. Tel. 264-2283.
BUSINESS place $80
000, office space $30 000,
Internet cafe, snackette, bond
space, restaurant. K.S.
RAGHUBIR Aqency 225-
0545, 642-0636. y-2
storeyed building with
telephone parking and
overhead tank. Telephone 642-
CALL Vish Realty for rental
of properties apartments, bond
space, office space and business
premises from $40 000 to USS2
00. Tel. 225-9780, 612-7377.
bedroom apartment fully
furnished, secured grilled A C,
hot and cold & parking USh80d
Tel. d226-1457, 13-6005.
T --- -:-2 --------------5 ----.. -----. -- ( .5 ... .........
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. Clermant -
225-5198, 225-2626.
APARTMENTS (1 2 3 4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $22 '00
$25 000, $35 000 $45 000, $5
00, Furnished $26 000 $80
000, Rooms-_$12 000-$16 000.
Call 231-6236.
Eccles, Diamond Alberttown,
Campbellville. furnished and
unfurnished. tEL. 226-8148,
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms
3 washrooms parking, Ig yard
space @US$T 00 ot ers
furnished and unfurnished. Call

QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment wilh park-
ing space to rent Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis. Tel. #
FURNISHEDand unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown residential,
from US$25 per day, long term also
availableTel. 624-4225.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $1o00 O to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pIs. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street, Newtown and 575
Section 'A' Block 'X' Diamond
EBD. Call 227-3067, 233-2175,
IMMEDIATELY available to
professional working couple.
Three-bedroom top ]lat, fully
grilled AC overhead tank. No
pets. Public Road, Mc Doom
Village.. 226-9103........
VACANT 3-storeyed
concrete building excellent for,,
bond, warehouse or
manufacturing lift installed
vacant lots. 90'feet x 90 feet and
45 feet b" 45 feet adjoining. Tel.
226-1757, 225-5641.

D'URBAN Street $40 000,
North R/veldt $45 000
residential and commercial
buildings for office space in
Kingston Kitty, C/ville, etc. Call
us at Goodwill Realty at 223-
5204 or 225-2540, 628-7605.
TOP FLAT semi-furnished,
3 b/rooms $60 000 nea. House
by itself $95 000, 13. A.P. -
US$1 200 Section 'K' US$700
US$600, At. $35 000, $45
000, $55 000, $65 000 rooms,
bond office business. Tel. 225-
2709, 623-2591.__
NEWTOWN Kitty -furnished
apartment one-bedroom, sitting
room, kitchenette, bed, gas
stove, sofa, refrigerator, an,
cooking utensil included. Ideal
for visitors. Short term rental only.
(1 week to three months.) Tel.
621-3438, 609-4899.
ONE concrete bond 83' x
32' at Mc Doom Village on the
main highway. Phone 226-1903.
bedroom partly furnished, fully
AC ideal executive residence,
with office space available-
GARDENS: huge 5-bedroom
mansion, with great grounds,
unfurnished "US$5-000. LA
PENITENCE: large office with
bond attached, goinq for US 25
cents per sq. ft. NEW HAVEN: 4-
bedroom partly furnished US$1
100 and lots more all over. Call
226-7128 615-6124.
with Style".
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866
Land for Sale Diamond H/
Scheme $1.7M $3.8M,
Timehri EBD 25 acres $45M,
Lamaha Gdns $25M,
Queenstown $12M, Parika -
6.5M, Kingston $75M, Happy
cres 6 lots $8M, Launi
Creek 75 acres $28M, David
St. Kitty- $17M North/R/veldt -
$6M Land of danaan, EBD -
80 acres Sheriff St. $62M
Peters Hall $48M,Dowding St.
& Vlissengen Road $35M, more
land for sale. Call for d'
9972, 592-225-1206, 225-4413
"Have Faith in Christ today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i
Jwanarealty@ yah Oo. co m
EOwRGEeTOWN: Hiqoh Street
(office/residence) US$2 500.
Kitty $60 000, $45 000,
US$500 (F/F) Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500. tEAST
BANK: School $120 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000,
Diamond US$1 500.
Herstellling $60 000. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F). Atlantic Gardens -
US$5000, US$2 000/US$1 000/
US$500, Happy Acres US$2
000/US$1 200/USA500, Non
Pariel $35 000 Le essouvenir
US$2 500 dqle US$700/
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000,
Georgetown $100 000/ $60
000, Queenstown US$2 000
Sheriff US$1 500 North Road
US$1 200, Brickdam -
US$800, bond, restaurants, etc.
Versailles executive US$3
000, 3-storeyed residential/
office/bond US$1 500 Nandy
Park US$650. Kitty -$45 000.
Baootville $50 050, Kitty $75
u Ogle US$600, Success -
a50 000. Kersaint Pk. $45 000,
Diamond $50 000,
KITTY $45 000 C/ville -
Bel Air Park, New Haven US$1
400 Happy Acres Bel Air
Springs, .COU RIDA PARK,
Eccles, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, others. OFFICE/
Street, Kitty, Middle, Carmichael
Hiqh Sheriff Street, others.
Public Road, Kitty 4 bedrooms
18M, Station Street $20M,
Atlantic Gardens $21M.
$24M, Republic Park $21M.
Bel Air Park $20M, D'Urban
Backland $13M, Queenstown -
$15M Ole. Happ Acres.
Street $45M Leonora Public
Enterprise Seawall $1.4M,
Enmore 100 x 84 feet $2.4M,
Friendship River side $7M,
West Bank, TIMEHRI 60 acres -
$15M, Happy Areas TRIPLE
LOTS $20M, others. Mentor/
Sinh Realty 225-1017, 623-

KITTY $4M Wortmanville
$3M. Tel. 227-2256.__
TWO-FLAT house at Land of
Canaan. Phone 265-4449.
FARM with furnished house
on 7 acres of land. Lots of fruit
trees. Phone 265-4449.
FOR sale by owner property
at Public Road De Hoop,
Mahaica. ECD. Call 623-2717.
South Ruimveldt Gardens.

renovated five-bedroom house,
concrete and wood, land -- 10d
x 50. $4.5M neg. Tel. 220-9152,
664-7415. .
1 LARGE 2-storey building
for sale and removal at De Hoop
Branch Rd. Contact 646-7438,
NEW spacious 2-flat
concrete, 6 bedrooms, Ogle
Airstrip area. Reasonable offer.
222-7516, 621-2891._
PROPERTY at Grove New
H/S, EBD. Ideal spot for any type
of businesses $8.5M (neg). Tel.
# 644-4093.
Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise East Coast
Demerara, 2-storey concrete 5-
bedroom house. 611-8912, 227-

mmmmm mm

750,000 million ton white
sand 160 acres prime
land multi usuage
Modern hospital
40/60M equipment
Poultry farm 6000
chicken capacity/food
factory S 25M
3 storey building on front lot

PROPERTIES to sell buy,
rent, Queenstown. P. Nagar,
Kitty, C/vile. De Freitas
Associates. 225-5782. 233-5711,
Croal \ Stabroek, new 3-storey
concrete 6-luxunous-bedroom
mansion. Ideal International
Hotel $65.M/US$325000
Ederson's 226-5496.
ONE going business premises;
one secured beautifully tiled office;
one three-bedroom house fully
drilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
TWO houses on one lot,
situated at 242 Charlotte Street,
Lacytown. Telephone 226-6298
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.
Friendship, EBD Public
Rd. new concrete 2-storey 4-
bedroom luxurious mansion -
12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
Kingston. near Foreign
Embassies, colonial mansion.
Ideal International Hotel,
Embassies. $85MiUS$425 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
New Hope EBD Road \
River \wharf. \ Lg. ships \ ware
house \ Active general store -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
Coghlan Dam vacant 2
new concrete buildings, front 3-
back 2-bedroom $5.8M/
US$28 000. Ederson's 226-
D'Urban \ Lodge, new 2-
storey, 4 2-bedroom apartments,
monthly rents~pays your
mortgages. $14MU S$70 000.
Edersorns 226-5496.
Camp \ Robb 3 2-storey
buildings. Ideal 4-storey
International Hotel. Previous
rice $40M \$26M/ US$140
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Soesdyke Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey bedrooms
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool. $13M/USS65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Have you buildings for sale?
Eccles, Central G\town. etc.
We have buyers US dollars.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Robb\ Bourda Market 2-
storey concrete building. Road \
alley. Previous $75M \ $50M.
Owner needs medical- US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Overseas owners your
buildings need general repairs?
Our management services pays
taxes, landscaping. Ederson's -
226 -_496.
Brickdam vacant 2-storey
4-bedroom colonial mansion.
Ideal International
Hotel'lnsurance $50M/US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Enterprise Garden. Business
Investment new 2-storey
concrete building, bottom
enerai store $i.5M!/USS42
000. Ederson's- 226-5496.
Atlantic Garden vacant 2-
storeV 5-bedroom mansion -
615.M7US $75 000. Ederson's -

North Ruimveldt vacant 2-
flat concrete buildings. If
Qualified move in today.
12.5M/US$62 000. Ederson's -
Albert\Robb corner with
steel frame. Ideal 4-storey.
International Hotel $50MI
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
Atlantic Garden 2-storey
mansion, ideal for 4-storey
International Hotel, area for
Tennis \swimming pool. $30MI
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
PROPERTY at Foulis
Housing Scheme. ECD. Price
negotiable. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 615-0054.
GREIA Queenstown -
Forshaw Street. large two-storey
concrete and wooden building -
60' x 54' on land 220' x 160'
on elevated land. Price $65M.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398, 646-



GooREA large three-storev
wooden building in commercial
area between Camp and
Wellington Streets, and located
in Robb St. Price $45M. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
GREIA Section 'K" over
looking Lamaha Gardens $10.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398 646-
GREIA David St. $14M,
De Abreu St. building with two
lots $18M. Eccles OM, O gle
$10M.$6M, Diamond, EBD -
$3M. $2M, $1.5M. price $65M
Tel. 225-3737. 225-4398-
NORTH Road two-storey
building, excellent condition -
$30M neg Tel. 226-1192. 623-
Kururu. Tel. # 643-0332 or 611-
BEL Air park $21M. Kitty
- $15M. Prasnad Nagar -
$19M, Atlantic Garden-
$15M, Enmore $1.5M. K. S_
RAGIUBIR Agency. 225-0545.
transported front building with
land space, no repairs, vacant
possession Price negotiable.
1el. 226-3866.
OGLE large six-bedroom
executive concrete building,
no repair needed. immediate
vacant possession. Price
negotiable. 226-3866.
CORNER 22 Fort Street
and White's Lane Kingston,
Georgetown. 2-storey concrete 4-
bedroom building. 2 garages
best property in the area, land
size approx. 100 ft. x 90 ft.
Overseas investor can make offer.
Phone 225-9201.
3-BEDROOM house with 22
acres cane farm at 146 & 147
Independence Street, La
Grange, WBD, 1 % miles from
Demerara Harbour Bridge.
Contact Lakhram 263-503For
Khan 264-2250.
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
i34M & 29M, Nandy Park -
30M Diamond $4.-5M to
14.5M Ruimzeight Garden -
31M. Enmore huge concrete
property reduced to $16.5M.
Subryanville on double lot:
Substantial properties in
Queenstown & Lamaha Gardens.
Vlissengen Road. Sheriff St
GuySuCo Gardens. Le
Ressouvenir & Republic Park with
pool, Aiberttown S22M.
Cumminas St. $12M, Kitty -
$5.9M Craig $7M. Mc Doom -
$4.5M. Leonora $12.75M_
Crane Public Rd., and S3M &
$5M. properties with rice mill -
$45M 15 acres. Canai #1 -
$11.75MW Non Pariel $4.75.
Annandale $5M. David St_ -
$26M. TEL 226-8148/625-1624.
- $2M BEST WCD S8.5M.

GUliANAC iRONICL,,,.Sunday, February 11, 2Q07

# 225-5512, 621-2239.

1 ----

C ti! '.' ,i l'S. S13M -

Newtown $8M $13M
Bel Air Park $32M -
Nandy Park S15M S30M
Republic Park S35M -
Eccles (BB) $S8M $18M
Queenstown $65M
Industry $90M Ideal for
McDoom S65M Ideal for
D'Urban Backlands S23M
Lots of Land

# 225-5512, 621-2239.
ONE three-storey building
and annexe on land 60 x 184
ft., Kingston $125M neg., one
five (5)-bedroom building on
corner lot South Ruimveldt
Gardens $20M neg., one three-
bedroom wooden building in
fenced yard, Kitty $6M, ene five
(5)-bedroom concrete building in
large compound. Bel Air,
Georgetown $18M, four-
bedroom concrete, and wooden
house,. Tucville $8.5M. River side
sawmill with operational
equipment $20M, Friendship
two (2)-bedroom wooden cottage
front tot, St Stephen's Street,
Charlestown S23M. three-
bedroom house with 2 baths,
1000 watt inverter, solo water
heater, 15,000 sq. ft. land $14M,
two house lots 80 x 113 ft. -
$5M ea., two house lots for $5M,
Meadow Bank. East Bank
Demerara, one two-bedroom
concrete and wooden building on
land 31 x 275 ft., Canal No. 2
Polder, Stanleytown $6M. one
five bedroom concrete and
wooden building on front lot with
enclosed garage, Bourda -
16M. Wills Realty 227-2612,
ECCLES $17M new Kitty -
Barr Street $12M. Nandy Park -
$17M, Republic Park $35M, New
executive home $35M, Bel Air
Park $26M new concrete.
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
0 7 1 5 -....... .. ..... -
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.
Charlestown, formerly Rud 's
Li uor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-62 04
FOR removal one
wooden house in Prashad
Nagar S1.9M. Tel. 227-4040,
611-3866 or 628-0796.
MARKET. CALL 647-0341.
FOR sale by owner
property at Public Road.
Covent Garden, East Bank (100
x 40) with driving and garage
for 2 cars, 'r -i,- .,'tea land.
$30M. neg. :_ -.-3575.
split-levei type concrete 3-
bearoom house 2 baths.
double lot 100' x 200' approx.
Price -' -eg. Tel. 225-
3006, -. m .. .
S35M neg., Meadow Bank. 2
apartments $7.2M nep.,
George St. 3-bedroom $7.8M
ne ., Friendship road side. 2-
fla- concrete on 15 000 sq. ft.
266-2111, 622-3650.
CRANE Highway and Old
Road Junction. one huge two-
storey concrete building on
three lots. five bedrooms -
water, electricity tel., vacant.
227-0464, 646-3251.
NEW house fully
furnished. 2.5 bath. central AC
25 nies from DE 'orld,
F'orda. Price -- I i 000
or .eg. Phone No. 954-294-
C-D. L I.L SIZE 36 X 144.
,SKI-NG $6.9M. CALL 225-
-531 OR 619-5505.
ANNANDALE two-storey house and land
50 x 100. new remodel.

F LI E' 'W A' rt Ir L : A ,
f..:g; .Air -' .,' "-.",", l
i i ,r i r ,I .i i ,

Dark $21M. Sonja 225.7197,

AT Tony Reid's Realty
limited we have the best .'.-r. iin
for 2007 27% 27% -
reduction on all properties.
Prashad Nagar reduced to
$17M ....: .. :, t. ve. Bel Air
Park _. 1 -.i. ,-, 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 iot -
U$290 100C. Alberttown -
LI i i, i Land for all purpose
- i,. ...i.:,, upwards. Phone Ms.
Clement 225-5198 or 225-
2626 or visit.
ONE three-bedroom house
with garage, over head tank,
yard space. No reasonable
offer refused Tel. 225-1206.
628-7249, 619-9972. Email:
sharon xs i@ nyc. rr co rn
house, 4 bathrooms. 2 kitchens,
suits 2 families, property investor
- 110 -- 220. 'r,, nd space.
Y. Wilson .: : 229-2566
FOR sale by owner property
on Eccles Public Rd., 2-storey
concrete house, 5 bedrooms,
5 bathrooms, office area,
bond area, open shed area,
drive-in garage, and lots of
yard space. Call 233-2423,
641-7073.CRAIG TWO-
X 144. ASKING $6.9M.
CALL 225-5591 OR 619-
5505.ANNANDALE two-
storey three-bedroom house
and [and 50 x 100, new
remodel. Asking $4.9M.
Call 225-5591, 619-5505
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink.
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner car
arage, front view to Public
Road-. Lot 6 Nandy Park, EBD.
Interested person only to call.
Day 226-7806: evening 225-
84 0.
THESE are 27% 27% 27%
2007 reduction at Tony Reid's
Realty (East La Penitence -
$75M) (Festival City $8M),
(Pike St., Kitty, two-famil -
$9M) (DAndrade St.,
Newtown $11.5M),
Alberttown. business and
residence $14.5M. Sec 'K' -
$17M, Bel Air Park $19M,
Meadow Brook $16.5M,
D'Urban Back Land $11M,
Prashad Nagar $12M. Call
Ms Clement 225-2626, 225-
5198. Now today. It's all up to
your faith only.
227-4040 628-0796 611-3866.
Berbice $270M, Madwanni,
EBD $18M, Regent St. $135M
- US$1.5M. Grove H/Scheme -
$15M, Lamaha Gdns. $70M,
ueenstown $16M US$1.2M,
Kingston $20M US$1.1M,
Kitty $9M. $15M, Bel Air
Springs $55M $150M, P.
Nagar $22M Le Ressouvenir -
U$$775 000. Bel Air Park $23M
- $48M, Republic Park $25M.
.:,:h : CC $47M. BB Eccles -
i-1.1 UG Gdns. US$1 2M -
. :1- r'1 .1 ,-,.nandale $6.5M,A
Sec. ,_ ..,': $33M. Atlantic
Gdns., ECD S45M, Happy Acres
- $27M Little Diamond $33M -
$72M, Nismes, West Bank Dem.
- $4M
ATLANTIC Gardens -
$17.5M. Bel Air Park $24.5M,
Atlantic Ville $32M. Happy
Acres $35M. Republic Park -
.'. 5M Lamraha Gardens
.....1 (,1 20 ft. -- 60 ft.) -
$16.5M. Cville land (100
46 ft) $9M. Diamond Public
Road $60M, Prashad Nacar
$30M. Vish Realty 225-
9780, 612-7377.
nice 4-bedroom, fully
furnished, with 3 ACs, well-kept
grounds and garden, indeed
a pift at $32M (neg.).
QUEENSTOWN: large 3-
storey, on a good corner, fully
3-bedroom fully furnished -
$30M. SECTION K: 2-bedroom
concrete, in great shape,
priced to sell $22M (neg.)
and lots more all over. Call
226-7128. 615-6124.
Home of better Bargains"'
GROVE $6.5M. South -
$6.5M. Queenstown 514M,
$35M, $45M. Prashad Nagar
$16, / -'1 sectionn 'K'"Ci
ville I Air $16M,
$22M, $25M, S40M, Kitty -
$8 .5 ,M S I M K ,',. I -
$18M, 335M, $45' '
Robb Street $80M, $15M,
RP.'-j-ir-' Street USS2M,
'l S45M, $35M,
Hadfield Street, Stabroek -
$14M, Brickdam $45M. and
other residential and
commercial areas. Call us at
Good Will Realty atNos 223.
5204, 225-2540 or 628.7605

FULLY furnished, fully
grilled. W/escape route
executive type house in
residential area. Price for
immediate sale. Land 110'
x 50', House 50' x 30', 2
floors, separate drive ways.
2 bridges, 2 gates, upper fiat.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 2
balconies, 40 gallons hot
water tank, inner stair well
L.R. guard hut and toilet. D.R.
kitchenlaundry area. Lower
flat 2 bedrooms LR, DR
kitchen, toilet and bath 2.430
gin over head tank 1 200
gallons res. Tel. 627-7049,
... ONE I ., ,
unfurnished too jii ..i,,r, j.q,,.1.
and telephone i .,.h-:' .-
en-Rust $65M. per mth., one
four-bedroom fully furnished
house v w;iI' i.-, 1 .-
)''dI I I II ,

rooms or, .'1 i.. ,- .,
cornpr <,-,'-1 I- j ,, "i :,

. : 500; office space in
good location Stabroek, 60 x
25 ft. 80 000 neg.; office
space, entire building two
floors concrete 60 x 40 ft. -
US$1 500; one six-room
building for prestigious office -
ACs, generator US$3 000
neg., Lamaha Gardens; one
three-storey building together
with annexe in prime business
location Kingston US$3 000.
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-
GOD Favorite Realty LBI.
Earl Court $3.5M, Meadow
Brook Gdns, corner lot $9M,
Charlotte Street business
property 140 x 310 only $8M,
ueenstown 160 x 60 or-
US$90 000, Bel Air Spring, one
double lot left onl. Call Mr.
Ronald Indhal 225-3068 622-
GOD Favourite Realty.
Queenstown two properties in
poor condition, on large lot.
reduced to US$95 000; one
three-storey Queenstown
property on triple lot ideal for
school, hotel USo148 000;
Prashad NaGqar. executive
property US$80 000: Kitty -
-family US$45 000; Lamana
Gardens large concrete house
on double lot; Sec. 'K' new
concrete reduced from $36M,
or US$140 000; Meadow Brook
Gardens on US$80 000:
Subryanville mansion on
double lot reduced to US$220
000: Republic Park only US$80
000. Email
godfavorite Call
r. Ronald Tndhal 225-5198
or 622-6937.
"Have Faith in Christ, todav".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
(office/residence) LTS$2 500,
Kitty $60 000. $45 000,
US$500 (F/F) Caricornm/
GuVSuCo Gardens US$1 500.
EAST BANK: School-$120 000.
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000.
Diamond -US$1 500. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/Fl. Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000, USS2 000/US$1
000/US 500. Hanp" -,-r -
US$2 000/US$1 ,.'( U- '-.,.
Non Pariel _c 000, Le
Ressouvenir LU 2 500, Ogle
US$700/US$1 ',.",' OFFICES
Central Georgetown US$4
000. Georgetown $100 000/
$60 000, ueenstown -. US$2
000. Sheriff USS1 500, North
Road USS1 200 Brickdam -
USS800, bond, restaurants ct~
Versailles executive L
ann n. -t .'- ,,i, ,,
-: ,. :
,- ittv $75
S r., Success -
[ r:,, .".'. .,.-,r, i $45 000,

1 LISTER SRI 500 kva
generator. Call 613-0870 or



Model 4.230

DOUBLE Stall in Stabroek
Market. Contact 615-7146. 610-
CABINET Tl'. ,r-n, CDs,
books few -.. ii items.
Telephone 227- 4
CABINET $15 000 CDs,
books, few small items.
Telephone 227-3542.
tons, dual voltage. Tel. 646-2149,
000. CALL 614-8061, 223-6965.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 641-
2026, 227-0060
STEREO r .. ... ,. .
pieces. Also .. -1 -1,. -.i ..
r-.rmer, 'I,: Caravan
.. i . 220-- ':.
NEW 1E 1 i- ...., frontline
11 speakers, "' ri- Call 226-
2913. 615--
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Cal 646-9456, 231-1074.
1 BURGUNDY motor scooter
125, excellent condition $140
000 neg. Tel. 233-5133.
EARTH for sale, delivery to
spot. Also Bob Cat rental. Call
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key lock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
1 FIBREGLASS crest liner
boat $700 000. 1 York exercise.
Call 225-5955, 642-4926.
PURE bred foreign line
Doberman, 1 wire hair
Dachshund. Land for sale -
Charlestown area. 227-4584.
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,.
ONE Lister welder portable,
one Lister engine and generator
-7...5 KVA. Co...ntact 624-3187.
ONE Double stall, front row,
La Penitence Market. Owner
mi ratinG. Contact 225-4549 or
2 HONDA pressure washers,
2 chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws. Call
.......... E- .. ........ .. ............... ......... s. n.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and leveling
of land aFso done. Contact 629-
3840 or 644-7633.
DACHSHUND & Pompek 4
months old small breed. Tel. 225-
6832, 612-4355, Natasha. 8 am
8 pm.
MIXED Dachshund pups $6
000 each. Phone 233-0654, 233-
0608. Monday to Friday, 8 amrn to
4:30 pm.
1 WORKING saw mill
located on 216.000 sq. ft. sea front
land. Suitable for wharf site.
Phone 265-4449.
TRUCK tyre 1 400 x 20. 1
Perkins Marine 130 Hp, 1 Yamaha
outboard 175 Hp. Tel. 628-0792,
1 MID Range speaker box. 2 -
12" eminences. 4 bullet tweeters,
2- 10" horns, well covered. Call 623-
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
..I 1, 1- offer refused. Tel.
1- 6 ,,. 646-0)785.
STUDY desks, lamps, stool.
36" fan, bed, kitchen ware.
projection screen, coffee set and
more. Dial 227-1234.
3 000, SHIRTS/TOPS $1 500.
INDIAN Film Fare and Star
Dust magazines, 3 for $1 000,
qlass wares and ornaments
[cheap). Dial 663-1516..
ONE English made electrical
floor sanding -n-,ahine one 20",
buffinq macRir.: ":.3i 233-2770,

Technician available. Call 622-
ONE white wall cabinet.
coffee table, washing machine.
fridge, etc. Owner leaving country.
Tel. 225-1206. 628-72419.
ONE beautiful 8 months old
red female Pitbuil. Excellent
temperament. Price $50 000.
Call 231-7590. Cell: 627-3330.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps motors,
belts valves knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
PATH Finder parts 1 37 S
KVA Lister 6-cylinder Generator in
parts. Contact 225-8795
S 1 4nOil- -, .-i ,.-l outboard, 1
15. Hp Yamanr, ,:-ulixord. 1 AT 150 ,
Toyota Carina. Contact Nos. 218-
2039. 612-5020,. -

GERMAN Shepherd pup 4
months old (male) fully
vaccinated and dewormned. from
Eniland. Price US$500. Tel. 629-
40 4
FOR attractive deals on Iptops. Call 643-7039
C '. 1 i. Get a free Laptop
case with every purchase. Stocks
STALL for sale good
location, corner spot, Stabroek
Market. Tel. 225-1206. 628-7249,
619-9972. Email:
sharonxs@n yc.rr corn
GOOD deals on El ,.. ,,;,.-
appliances Laptops -,r ] ,r
DD pIavers. microwaves. TVs,.
mini DVD'Cam Recorder, Speaker
'" Computers, DVD Burners.
1 25Hp Johnson/Envirude
,i.i .-i.l and other parts -
S 1.- 227-4040 233-
S-' 96.
AUDIO Vo" :r.rt-ible DVD
players only nui,, special
onus with purchase. ame
Station Store. Pouderoyen Main
Road, WBD. Mon. Sat. 11 3m
- 8 pm. Call 609-8132, 61- 'ni,
2 CANNON Colour copy
machines, computer monitor
transformers 45KVA/60KVA and
other Hp Laserjet Toner C3900A,
office supplies, pen $20,
Printing equipment A.B. Dick
375-2 colour, A.B. Dick 360 Paper
cutter, plate burner, no machine
withperf. Plus Printing Tel 233-
2725. 233-2439.
CORDLESS Makita drill.
Carbide saw blades 9" x 10"
brazer 1/8" to 1 %", saw mill
bearing, filing stand band saw
Mitre saw, brand saw puller, radial
arm saw. 10" upright grinder,
complete tool box plasticc), heavy
duty cable, Mordaza vise, chop
saw blades (large and small),I
ripping blades (large and small),
saw Bits, drill. Tel. 233-2725,
FOR immediate sale white
Nissan Presea, fully powered, AC.
working, mag rims, needs minor
mechanical work. Owner
mirating soon. Price $400 000.
Call 664-1700.
PLAY Station 2, X-Box,
Nintendo Game, Cube N64.
Super Nes & Saga Genesis Video
Systems, GameDisks, Cartridges
and accessories. Also top quality
DVD movies. "Game Station
Video Game and DVD Store",
Pouderoyen Main Road, WBD.
Mon. Sat. 11 am 8 pm. Call
609-8132, 611-9001, 264-2498.
6640 FORD Tractor, TW 10
Ford tractor, 132 Lavarde
Combine, dumper, 2 20-ft.
German trailers, surveying
equipment, Alvin Blancn
electrical dryer, various sizes of 3
-phase motors, enclosed Isuzu
canter, 20-ft. steel container.
Contact 233-2423, 641-7073.
EQUIPMENT Delhi counter
rotisserie dough mixer meat
slicker, coffee maker, drink mixer,
ice machine. Any reasonable
offer accepted. Call Calla 227-
1189, Sheriff & Fifth Sts.
ONE L-Tourina Toyota
.. .-T:t new, PKK series.
r.,i vriio, .,li washing machine
for arts. Telephone 226-4742 or

YeaP- 2000, 1800 Hrs.

TI: 23 844/227 1
TWO exercise machines.
fully assembled and ready for
used. They are brand new and
never used. Priced negotiable
(cheap). Contact 225-5172 or
ONE nevw SihT electric gra-ss
ir i .-j) Peake window and
.-h, -. .' 1 air conditioners. Tel.

DELL CompuLter, ultra CPU,
12" paper trimmer, 10 '"
iamrninator CD Rom drives.
Kenwood Amplifier, equaliser
and Mabe Refrigerator. Call
619-6128 or 226-1814.
-IDE b, z;.]:,:. ,,:ubli d,.,.- r
hn.jt'-,', l ',i't 2. I- ; C2

01 lE (1) returbislf 'Vla IGie
J: iOIip orlniorciaSai Espre ,;o
ii.irhini". an,1 nm,.v Tranqilo'


Espresso grinder. Plus many
pieces of equipment to start
Coffee House business. Package
deal available! Call 613-6567.
223-6162 (W). Serious enquiries
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-
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor. 1 2
'" Plainer. 1 Yamaha 6000
generator. Call 267-2329.
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
ONE 7-Diece dinette set.
one 2 500 watts generator used
X-box and play station games.
Call 227-3355.
BUILDING your home or
repairing you roof? Brand new
13-pieces of PVC .aunii,'r,.j and
7-pieces drain -,I: 'with
fitting $75 000 or OBO. No
VAT. 225-7088.
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 623-7875.
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.
CLOSING down sale.
Novels, storey books, text and
either books from as low as $20,
160 up. Juliette's Book Library.
43 West Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-
TIMBER JACK 450C model runs
like new. powered by Cummins
6BTA engine and lark power
shift 4-speed transmission,
hydraulic winch 80% tyres. Call
Bobby on 623-1003, 218-3899
or 210-1469.
512 RAM 40 GB hard drive,
DVD RW, 7 in 1 card reader,
Webcam, 17" flat CRT monitor,
keyboard & mouse computer
Desk/chair and Apc line-R 1250
and.Aps battery backup 350. All
for just $175 000. 616-2371.
Perkins 63544 completely
rebuilt engine, comes with six
months warranty. One
Caterpillar 34060DI engine ready
to work. We also stock lots of
Caterpillar. Cummins and
Detroit diesel spares. We rebuild
all heavy duty diesel engines
with six months warranty. Call
Bobby on 623-1003, 218-3899
or 210-1469.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed.
German Shepherd and
Labrador. "Very affordable
prices. Ruimzeiqht Gardens.
WCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2000, Nortop and Mc
Kafee 2007 antivirus, Coral
Draw 13, Auto CAD 2006, any
accounting, Point of sale,
Spanish, typing, games and
much more. Call Anthony 227-
8010, 625-7090.
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, forging machine. One
Nissan 4x 4 complete with bed
,n.-r -' -arch lamps and winch.
Cal b 263-7305 or 618-8996.


1 TOYOTA Tundra. Call
265-4222, 265-34 2...........
ONE Toyota Tundra,
F 150. Tel. 623-5534.
1 AE 81 Corolla $320 000
negotiable. Tel. # 628-0054.
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
SV 30 CAMRY, HA series
- $1 000 000 neg. Tel. 225-5082.
1 AE 91 COROLLA, fairly
ood conditonition $580 000 neg.
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
........ r c E g ....... ..
1 HILUX 4 x 4 AC, CD
la er. alarm, PJJ series -
2.9M. Tel. 227-2664.
1 NISSAN B12. good
condition, a/c. Contact
Numbers: 610-9218, 231-9140.
ONE AE 91 Sprinter.
-.1 -7-7 U6j iJ r 11 :"
'..ONE ,l170 Carrn. i ,ii-
'.6i7e? i PGC2 "-'ri,

GUYANA CHRONICLE, Sunday, February 11,2007

1- AE 100 Corolla PHH
series. $1 175 000. Call 613-
8221, 222-2640 ask for Sheik.
,at eye, hardly used $1.3M.
contact Rocky 225-1400,
....._ .....o... ... .................... .........................
immaculate condition,
S3.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 Toyota Celica Sports
Car, 2-door. automatic, fully
)owered, a/c. mag rims, CD
player. Price $1.3M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona -
( full light) automatic, fully
powered, a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-14001
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
,1.C 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 225-14001
x 4) PHH Series, automatic,
fully powered, a/c. mag rims,
crash bars, fog lamps, CD
player, alarm, sunroof, music
set, step bar, immaculate
conditionR hardly used. $2.1.
Contact RFocky 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-
door manual, 4 x 4. straight six,
left hand, immaculate condition.
Price $1.6M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA SV40 Camry
- immaculate condition, fully
powered, PHH Series. $1.6M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
- .. .. . .......... .... ............
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player $1 4M
neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
AE 100 TOYOTA Ceres -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, private $1.1M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
Nissan B13 Sentra,
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Price
$650 000. Contact Rocky -

1- AE 81: Toyota Corolla,
pear, "mags.'alarm, private.
Price $550 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
1 LONG Base RZ
minibus music, mags, BHH
9793. Price $1 380 000.
Contact 626-9780.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG
series automatic, fully
powered, ma s. Tel. # 62T-
3438 price $8150 000 neg.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf. double
axle truck with hyhab, dump
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Can
ONE Toyota Dyna 3-ton
truck enclosed. In immaculate
condition. Tel. 621-2859. 260-
MITSUBISHI Galant 2000,
mint condition PJJ series -
$2.3M neg. 266-2111, 622-
......... ....... ... .. ................... .....................
1 BLACK Toyota Extra
Cab. pick-up in excellent
condition. Price neg. Call
612-8337:or 645-1976
. ....... ..
music, BZGG. Good working
condition $950 000. Cal
218-4064 .. ...................
ONE motorcycle. Honda
VTZ 250 full flair (like CBR),
excellent' condition. Price
negotiable. Tel. # 629-1228.
RZ minibuses Long Base.
all in excellent condition.
Contact numbered # 627-
NISSAN Pulsar four-door
car, silver, low miles, like
new. Asking $1.6M. Call
225-5591 or 619-5505.
ONE (1) Nissan Vannette.
PEE series, reasonably
priced. .j.1 . ndition.
PHH Series Toyota Hilux
.,rf 4 x 4 5-door. AC. CD
automatic., crash bar. etc. -
3.2 4M Call Shahab -- 276-
0313. 626-114 i

AT 17(' CRI4,. PGG
> -, ... O'. 375'j '-,j ,-: ,liebij
C'taiac Faizui'- 254 471
NISSAN Blue Bird. ,n veryV
O 0 r. ,'.'( ;ia L Cal!

AT 170 TOYOTA Carina,
fully powered. 1 AE 106
Corolla. automatic, fully
powered. Tel. 256-3216, 621-
TOYOTA Long base
Canter truck, GGG series, in
excellent condition $1.3M
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-
11 41b Shahab.
SUNNY B15 2003
Model. Finished only 6 000
miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call

ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-37T36 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
ONE Long Base Toyota
RZ, complete fair up, recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103,616-0956 .-
excellent condition; 2 AT
192 Carina EFl, fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905,
1 GX 81 Mark 11 in
immaculate condition. No
reasonable offer refused. Call
225-9405. 8 am and 4 pm.
1992 TOYOTA Four-
Runner 3VZE 30; I gas 4 x 4
White. Excellent condition -
$2.8M. Tel. 640-2888, 226-
ONE Toyota minibus
Turbo, EFI, 3000 cc diesel
engine. BJJ series, in good
condition. Tel 625-8579.
ONE AT 190 Corona -
auto, fully loaded, mags, etc.
One AE 100 Marino auto,
fully powered etc. Tel. 270-
4465, 642-6159.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck, AC
etc. Te[. 617-4063/225-
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.
1 AT 192 CARINA F/
powered With mags CD and
visor, PHH series. Tel. 266-
2461, 625-6397.
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 22Q-
. ... -- - ............. .............................. .
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, long .17 feet tray, AC,!
15 B engine,; new from Japan.!
74 Sheriff St. 226-9109.
.. -.. ... ^.. ..- .. .......... . .. -...
powered witti mags, CD and
visor, PJJ series. Price neg.
Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.
CRV, RAV-4, RZ Pajero,
BMW, Pathfinder 192 Hilux
car jack $2.pM. kEYHOMES
658734, p 28-0715.'
NISSAN Pulsar four-door
car, silver low miles, like new.
Asking -'$1.61M. Call 225-5591
or 619-5505.
RZ-$51.5M RAV-4- 2.5M,
BMW $5M, Nissan Pat'finder
- $1.5M Toyota engine
excellent. Keyhomes -, 615-
8734, 628-0715.
TOYiOTA Starlet EPR 71 -
5-speed, manual, turbo
engine-rebuilt 1 mon( h ago,
very good condition $ T50
000. 220-4791.
Base. Price $1 150 000 $
050 000, $1 000 000 All in
excellent condition. Phone
ONE Toyota AE' 91
Sprinter in good condition
automatic, power st erinl,
mag rims. Price $700 000
negotiable. Tel. 627-3438.
fully loaded, sun roof, CD, TV,
air bags, excellent condition,
PJJ series. Serious enquiries
only. Telephone 227-5202, for
appointment to view
TWO Toyota Hilux Pick
ups, Single Cab. 4WD. manual
transmission, solid front
differential. r,iver registered
diesel. On, 0
..-., r3minr 'hranid new, i-, '
-, -, ii- Tel. 624-' ,,
ONE 'Honda XL 3 50
motorcycle in good condition
Tel. 627-8140
FORD 150 Pick Up :3
doors good con;t:l;n,. CU.)
lape played, bubble 'tr-' d all
j,.: ba aq rim etic SS.M
,q. Te2 220-7416

1 TOYOTA RAV-4 flare
kit, A/C, mag rims, DVD player.
good condition $2.7M neg.
Call David or Anasha 229-
6363 or 623-3240.
616-9378, 646-3285.
ONE ST 190 Corona
motor car fully loaded, late
PJJ series. Price $2.2M. One
Nissan Sentra, left hand
driven, two-door motor car.
Price $400 000. Contact 623-
1996 TOYOTA Tacoma
Single Cab with lift kit and 33
Super Swamper tyres stick
shift, 4-cylinder, mint
condition $2.2 million;
Toyota T100 Xtra Cab 4-
wheel drive automatic, V6
mit condition. 220-2449,
6 :4 3 5 1 ,8 2 .
1 NISSAN Cefiro, private,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
0mac rims, one owner $750
00 Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 BMW, just registered,
immaculate condition -
$4i8M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.

: 1 RZ (6 holes), new,
cleaned EFI, not registered.
Call 277-3673.
ONE Bob Cat 863 with
excellent condition, 2001
Model low hours extra
grapple bucket. Tel. 254-
AT 192 CARINA, AE 100
Corolla & Sprinter, T 100 Pick
& Single Cab, Pajero Junior
Jeep. Amar 227-2834, 621-
6 0 3 7
190E. sunroof $1 300 000;
BMW V28E fully equipped -
$800 000. Both in excellent
condition. Best offer. Tel. 225-
: 1 SHORT Base Toyota RZ
nrinibus, BGG series, in
reasonable condition. Tel.
222-4632, 649-6901.
AT 212 CARINA auto and
fully powered, one owner.
never was in hire, PHH series
-'$1 650 000; one Honda EK3
Civic, PJJ series $1.6M. Tel.
227-4040, 225-0995, 628-
.ONE Land Rover
Defender. Price $2M,
excellent condition, working
winch, 4 new tyres. Phone
226-4940, cell 624-8151.
i TOYOTA AT 192, 212,
bamry SVAO SV43. Call 627-
P364. 661-0265 or 227-0247.
1 HILUX Surf 4-Runner -
QD player, alarm, crash bar.
ptc. $1.9M neg. Tel. 624-
p212. 662-9757.
QALL 276-0313, 626-1141.
1 MF 399 FIAT 115/90
Toyota Land Cruiser, diesel;
580c Hymac, Defender 90.
NEG. TEL. NO. 229-6555.
580 C HYMAC with
. swamp tract, 10 tons (3) wheel
r, oller, 3 tons vibrating roller.
All in good working
.conditions. Call 623-3404,
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
\Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
; USED vehicles for sale -
212 Carina, AT 192 Carina,
AE 100 Corolla and Sprinter,
AE 91 Corolla. Sprinter. AE
81 Corolla Toyota. RZ buses.
3Y buses, 9-seater buses.
Contact Pat's Auto Sales. Tel.
231-3690, 650-7264. Credit
can be arranged.
DEFENDER 110 hag 200 TDI
engine, has warn 8000 LBS
winch, Safari Snorcle runs like
new. Call Bobbv on 623-1003.
218-3899 or 218-1469.
2 RZ minl bus 1 ,- c '
S x se. Ixce I n,
.'!.j... next to new, mags,
music, spoiler cat eye. crystal
Contact Dhannie. 269-0258
269.0453, 661-2878
1 TC 'YOTA 4x4 music
S2 2Mv' nru AE 100 Sprintle
mags. CUTr ... .si ir- AiC -
1.1 50 M -.. Co ,a t
Dhannie 9- 58. 269-
0453. 661-2878.

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
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EFI, mags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
700,000. 1 Nissan FB 13
tick Gear $500,000. Call:
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.
1 Jeep Wrangler in
excellent condition, new
interior, recently sprayed over
and chromed up. Tons of new
accessories. Nice Music. Only
26 000 miles. 4 Cyl. New
Goodyear Tyres. A real Head
Turner, Fun, Strong,
Dependable. Tel.# 223-5172,
2002 LAND Cruiser
(original) $19M, Toyota
Sequoia (2002 model -
$14.5M, Toyota RAV-4 -
2.9M. Toyota Xtra Cab 4 x
4, never registered $2.9M,
Toyota SR5 Xtra Cab (never
registered) $2.5M. 3L diesel
Single Cab 4 x 4 pick up ready
for the Interior $2.6M, next
to new Toyota 2L Turbo Xtra
cab 4 x 4 pick up $3.5M,
used 2L Turbo Xtra Cab 4x4
Pick up $2.9M, Toyota Xtra
cab 2x4 pick up $1.2M.
Tovota Surf $2.3M, Daihatsu
Terrios (enclosed), nice for a
girl (4 x 4) $1.9M. 2002
Nissan tier 2 x 4 $2.6M,
Toyota 4-Runner $1.7M,
Toyota Single Cab Tacoma 4
x 4 $.23M, 227-4040, 225-
0995, 611-3866.
SV 42 CAMRY, like new
PKK series $2.4M, SV32
Camry $1.2M. GX 81 Mark 2
- $1.1M, Honda Civic EK3
(immaculate), PJJ series -
$1.6M, Toyota 11p Sprinter
(new model) one owner PJJ
series $1.9M, Mitsubishi
Lancer (low mileage) $1.6M,
AT 192 Carina, PHH series -
$1'3M, SV 40 Camry. nice
music nicely design $1.7M.
Touota GX 100 Mark 2 (one
owner), immaculate
condition PJJ series $2.8M
neg., 2062 Mark $2.5M, AT
170 C~rina $875 000, AT 170
Coro a $900 000, AE 81
Corolla $525 000, Nissan
Sunnly $500 000, AT 150
Corona $425 000do (new)
Nissan Civilian 30-seater AC,
etc. $3.4M long base RZ (EFI)
- $1.4M 4-doorLanza $1.5M.
225-0995, 643-0436, 628-
4939. A NAME AND A
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,
automrnatic 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, Dower
mirrors, fully security ; ',-*-
fr m -- . .,y.- rni
O.... u n. years 16 rronths
old PJJ series. immaculate
condition, excellent interior
and fuel consumption, well
ke9t. never went in the
Interior. Owner migrating -
$8 6M. neg. 641-2284. "
RECENT hipmeri ftfrom
Corona GLI $1 2M. Hondin
Civic S i.3M. Honda Citv -
i 5M Mitsubishi Lancer
.... 1 M .tsu bisl i
2 .,-( r ,., ,,, ..... T .
So:.; a $1 I,. SuZUK
rF $800 000 Mazcla
i. Mode! SI ',.
".' ;s:i.&.hi Galar;i $ 3iv.

.1 isu o15n.1 Us v u .,
$1.M. All vehicles came with
leather interi:,-. CD player/
changer, low ",'eaoe. alarm
systems, allh wheels, etc.
ON THE WHARF! Let us order
vehicles direct y from Japan
and Singapc! and save you
money! Cont; .- t Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0 A45, 628-4179.
NOW IN S~ OCK. Toyota
Corolla NZk: 121. AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hiiux Extra Cab -
LN 172. LN170 RZN 174 Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107, LN
107 LN 165. 4 x 4 RZN 167
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106. Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E. FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50,
onda CRV RO1, Toyota
AV'4, ZCA 26,ACA 21, SXA
11, Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM
15, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100,
Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Prenmio AT 210
Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla
G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda. Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973, 227-
3185. Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

JEWELLERS. TEL. 225-9907.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
40-50 years. Telephone
2 BOYS to work in
Canteen in G/town. Call 231-
ONE Handyboy to work in
the interior. Tel. 223-1609,
ONE bar attendant to
work in G/town. Call: 227-
3674f622 2442.
ONE (1) Part-time
Pharmacist urgently. Tel. 270-
5018, 628-7376.
1 LIVE-IN Maid 25 30
ears at 53 Russell St., G!
eown. Tel. 226-
7189.DISPATCHER & Drivers
to Work in Taxi Service. Tel.
225-5075, 225-7364.
,A HIRE car Driver to work
car around Georgetown at
Taxi Service 641-2284.
ONE live in Maid to work
in Mahaicony River $20 000
mor)thly. 192 Duncan' St.,
Newtown.' Kitty. 225-6571.
iandiDriver. Apply in person
With written application May's
'Shopping Centre, 98 Regent
NE general Domestic
betw en the ages 30 and 40
yrs old Calling time 2 pm 4
m. el. 231-3709. __
LEE'S Snackette.
ppo$ite Public Hospital. One
Fema e Cook to make purl,
pgg tal:.' Call 231-1272.
Inachiine operator. Contact
Narin # 233-2337 between
the h urs of 8 am and 4 pm.
i D SPATCHER wanted.
Contact R & T Taxi. Service,
64 Craig St. C/ville. Tel. 227-
2435, 7'27-d183.
treofe, preferably male
and House Cleaner to work.
in Georgetown. Tel. 625-
i . ... .. ...- .... ......... ....... ... .. . ..
ressmakers. No cutting, r'ust
anow to put pieces together.
tall 225-0571.
L r |:iVN Bm ab sitter
preferably from Interior to work
i, Region 10 (Linden). Call.
442-1417. 641-1992.
WANTED urgently Bar
. girls and Waitresses. Apply at
Qoc Pool Bar or Call 616-
9900 or 623-9557.
$6M .. .l.a
.. .... i zM .
lnImediate purchase. Good
deposit Call 231-6236
ONE Graphic Artist (Coreal
Drawv, Word. etc. an .id one
e pecrienced Office Cierk
minsh have CXC. Contact Plus
S,,,., -117 Yuhani Ave
1 Tel 233 272'.,
'SECURCITY ).,.'s.,'.""q
sas 35 -- 50. Apply in person
witn application -anci
reference to Ci.iiranis onl
Church St.

L- X r- I I N i G E-
Salesgirls. Apply witq
application to Regent
Household Electronics. 143
Regent Road. 227-4402. l
FEMALE to work at ar
Internet Caf6, shift system
Age between 18 and 30 yrs
Attractive salary. For more
details on interview. Tel. 227T
Apply to Jay's Variety Store
King St., Sharon's Building
Tel. 225-0283.
INTELLIGENT female, 14
- 25 yrs to assist in small
library/office on weekends
only, in West Ruimveldt. Cal
Tel. 223-8237, 9 am 4. pm
ONE Maiid living around
G/town, between 35 and 41
yrs. ContactDoctor at 28f
middle St. pext to Empire
Shopping Plza.
Apply 'in pertso'n with writer
application. Hack's Halaa
Restaurant, 5 ,Commerce St
G/towrt, 9 -11am.
CERTIFI!ED Hairdresser
Must be experienced. Appl)
Lot 162 Garett St. Newtown
Kitty. Tel. '227-5743,. 227
718 623-74238.
cooks, counter servers.: Appl
in person' Hack's Halaa
Restaurant, 5 commerce St.
G/town. 9-11 am.
ONE experienced tax
service Dispatcher. Also onE
person to be trained as a taxi
Dispatcher. Call 227-3336 oi
231-4110. I1
WHOLESALE suppliers o
air-condition, refriaeratiorl
arts and electrical supplies
225-4822, 231-3547* ..
ABCE Bodied Rip saw
Operator at Coverden, East
Bank Demerara. Contact #
261-5067, 226-6507.
1 MAID. Apply 172- Eas
Field Drive Nandy'Park. EBD!
1 Cleaner. Apply 18 & 2i
Eccles Industrial ite, EBO.
Apply with application td
Regent Household
Electronics. 143 Regent
Road. 227-4402.
.......................o.2 ,-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
preferably from country areas
25 35 yrs. Apply in person t(
12 Fort St. Kingston. Fo'
further details cal 226-1377

reliable Drivers to work in #1
Taxi Service. One reference(
required, excellent salary. Al
expenses borne by owner. Cal

SALESGIRLS. Apply in person
with written application, at
Texaco;Vlissengen, Road.I
platinumpluses@aol.conm Tel
18-588-0594C61 : 626-0595
650-3224 ,
DRIVER for company. Mus
possess Lorry licence, cran
operator, chainsaw operators
labourers to work in farm
Contact 233-2423. 641-7073
experienced, ages 35 45
Send application to: 65 Pete5
Rose & Anira Sts. Call 225
ONE part-time compute
literate female to workfron
home.,Must have a computerI
Good salary. Contact Tel -225
1206, 628-7249. Emad J
CXC/GCE Maths and Englisi!
1 & 2 also: Microsoft Office'
Send application to Interrizi
World, 16:'B' Duncan S .
Newtown, Kitty.
TO work in Garmeri-
Factory: Trimmers, Packersi
Porters (must have Primary
Education); one ill
Experienced' Driver (must have
a valid Driver's Licence- & 4
Police Clearance) Agci
requirement: 20 yrs & ov',-
Apply .in r DPr.."" -
.. between' 2 -.
o:ju at '22 Austin Street,
Campbellvile, Georgetown
WANTE[5 urgently :
Field Pers-onnei for "
reputable construction firnn "d
work on the East and Wes
Coast of De.merara and t
East .and West Bank ;
Dernieara. experiencee .
'onslruction 'will be an as.
nI' i :Berbi,:e O -
'- rc"1n- ; b is 8s Cor-0c
i"'J ,-,. 2. I? -84. 0
S f ,'n .u $ e n q ii r'fe s o :. .

22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007


United stay six

ahead of Chelsea

after both wins

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Premier League leaders
Manchester United beat
Charlton Athletic 2-0 at Old
Trafford to stay six points
clear of Chelsea yesterday
after the champions beat
Middlesbrough 3-0 at Stam-
ford Bridge.
South Korea midfielder Park
Ji-sung and Scotland's Darren
Fletcher scored in each half to
take Alex Ferguson's side to 66
points and a step closer to their
first league title since 2003.
Ivory Coast striker Didier
Drogba scored twice for Chelsea
from freekicks and Boro de-
fender Abel Xavier gifted them
the other by deflecting an Arjen
Robben effort into his own net.
Liverpool lost 2-1 at
Newcastle United. Reading were
2-0 winners over Aston Villa,
Sheffield United beat
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 and
Watford won a relegation scrap
at West Ham United 1-0 after
Marlon Harewood missed a
penalty for the hosts.
Striker Andy Johnson cel-
ebrated his 26th birthday by
scoring Everton's winner as they
beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0.
Though Manchester
United's victory did not in-
crease their lead, Ferguson's
men will at least be com-

forted by knowing there are
now only 11 games left in the
Park delivered the killer
blow with a header from French
wingback Patrice Evra's cross
in the 24th minute and Fletcher
wrapped up the win off a
Wayne Rooney cross in the
Chelsea lacked fluency
against a Boro side who had
beaten them 2-1 at the Riv-
erside in August but made
the breakthrough with
Drogba's freekick on the
stroke of halftimee .
Xavier put the result be-
yond doubt by turning in a
wayward shot by Dutch sub-
stitute Robben, who had only
arrived a minute earlier, and

Drogba finished the job to
become the Premier League's
leading scorer with his 17th
of the season.
Along with the points,
Chelsea also made sure of a
three-year run without a home
league defeat the last coming
against Arsenal in a London
derby on February 21, 2004.
Their next home fixture is
next month against Sheffield

With 60 points, Chelsea
now have a useful lead over
Liverpool, who are stuck on 50
after letting slip an early lead at
St James' Park from their
former Newcastle forward Craig
Bellamy, who was booed on his

Nigerian striker Obafemi
Martins equalised after a
goalkeeping blunder by
Liverpool's Jose Reina and Pe-
ruvian midfielder Nolberto
Solano converted a penalty to
win it.
Fourth-placed Arsenal, who
play Wigan Athletic today and
have a further game in hand,
have 46 points.
Down at the other end of the
table, Watford remain bottom
after Darius Henderson secured
their first away league win of
the season with a 12th minute
But it did move them on
to 18 points just two be-
hind Charlton and West Ham
and seven adrift of Wigan.

U -
Bos^ton stumble nto

record*n deea as LT^T^

BOSTON, Mass. (Reuters) -
The Boston Celtics slipped to
a franchise record 17th
straight defeat with a 92-78
loss to the New Jersey Nets
on Friday, on a day when the


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GOING business place, 30ft
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UPPER flat of two-storeyed
building for business purposes -
locatedinCobur Street(next toPolice
Headquarters). Call Telephone #

CIRCUIT City Intemrnet Cafe and
C. ,nputer School, Lot 2 D'Edward
Village. W!C/B. All Internet
facilities, photocopyin, Scanning
"a -- --.. Te r #327-5369
and Fax ev,.L .
or 625-7189.

GX 90 MARK 1 ;. ..
ao'idition Contact # '
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
EFI), automatic, fully
prwercd. 330 Pa'fard Dump
ruc'<. just reou,,. Never
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2-ST'OREY house will
ac t u r.i Berbice
Ci 2,. - Ancy
3-STOREYED il'lo,,"
;lewly b u t i t11n th .
Ne w Amsterdrn. Price
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-2348.

struggling team welcomed
back Paul Pierce after a long
injury layoff.
Vince Carter scored 21 points
for the Nets, who never trailed, as
the Celtics shot just 35 percent
from the field in losing their 13th
straight home game.
Pierce missed 24 games
with a stress reaction in his left
foot and then an inflamed elbow
as Boston went 2-22 without
him in the line-up.
He looked rusty on his return,
shooting just 4-for-16 for nine
points, with seven of them coming
in the fourth quarter when the game
was already out of reach.
"I missed a couple of lay-
ups, stuff that I usually make,"
Pierce told reporters.
Pierce's return was some-
what of a surprise, as he was
expected to remain on the side-
lines until after next week's All-
Star Game.
Ne'i Jersey's Jason Kidd.
w h -'6 intc-. nine as-
who hai i'I., ........
sists and eight rebounds, be-
lieves Pierce's return will
eventually help the Celtics
recover froni their dreadful

"1 1 im tc ut c1jit in
comes ,back. \oi pla \\ illh
imorc energy." Kidd s;ud. '"Tlhis
is a t iii t'l lc;iiri:iic '.t' 'iL iti c t'r

Marcus Williams added 17
points for the Nets (24-27),
who won their second straight
after a four-game losing streak.
Delonte West led Boston
with 21 points, while Al Jefferson
scored 13 points and hauled
down 17 rebounds.
The Toronto Raptors
matched their win total from
last season with their 27th win.
a 96-92 victory over the Los
Angeles Lakers. Chris Bosh had
29 points and 11 rebounds as
the Raptors won a season-high
fifth straight game.
Dwight Howard's dunk
with 0.2 seconds remaining in
regulation gave the Orlando
Magic a dramatic 106-104 win
over the San Antonio Spurs.
Carmelo Anthony scored 34
points as the Denver Nuggets
beat the Indiana Pacers 102-95.
Anthony was added to the West-
ern Conference All-Star team as
an injttry replacement earlier in
the day
..-- ms scored 29
Lem on .n......
points as tihe Cleveland Cava-
liers crushed the NMliami Heat
Atlanta took advantage of'
the absence of an injured
Steve Nash to beat Phoenix
120-111. The Suns expect the
lt ,'* Vr, froil his shouthlder pr'ol-
I",': |it lil o'lr "l< lida ll /'.

Bourne leads



87-run win

A FINE all-round performance from Guyana National In-
dustrial Corporation (GNICi first division player Ranole
Bourne led GNIC to a comfortable 87-run win over
President's College in the latest round of the Georgetown
Cricket Association (GCA)
Under-19 40-over cricket
Bourne made 36 which in-
cluded three fours and two
sixes as his team piled up a
formidable 215 for eight off the
allotted 40 overs while
President's College responded
with 128 all out in the 251th
over. He took four wickets for
18 runs from his seven oxers
The consistent Elton
Baker hit a fluent 56 16-i4.
2x6), Naketho Nestor chipped
in with 38 (4x4, 2x6) and Dex-
ter Solomon 20. ViThaulI
Mohabir and Mukesh RANOLEBOURNE
Latchman ended with three for
32 and three for 39, bowling for President's College.
In the President's College innings, Mohabir returned with
the bat to make a top score of 36 (7x4) while Bourne received
assistance from Nestor who grabbed two for 14 from his allot-
ted eight overs.
Scores in the other match: At Gandhi Youth Organisation
ground, Everest thrashed Third Class by 167 runs. Everest bat-
ted first and reached 328 for eight at the conclusion of their 40
overs with Chris Patadin hitting 86 which contained 16 fours
and three sixes while Joseph PetTy made 62 not out (6x4, 1x6).
Leon Scott 41 (6x4, lx6) and Rajendra Rainkellawan 31 (5x4).
Bowling for Third Class were Kasim Mohamed with
three for 58 from his eight overs, Budhan Baksh 2 for 43
(8) and Shahan Baksh two for 48 (7). Third Class in reply
crashed for 161 in the 28th over with Manjoor making a
fighting 50 (5x4, 3x6) and 33 (8x4) from Baksh.
The competition continues today.


Fund issue

settled WICB

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) A six-member management
committee has been appointed to administer the West Indies
Players' Provident Fund after a potentially explosive dispute
was avoided.
CMC Sport understands members of the West Indies Players
Association were upset that deductions had been made from they
players' fees, but they had not been paid into the Fund for an ex-
tended period over the last year.
"The matter of the Provident Fund was brought up at a nego-
tiation meeting with WIPA one of our regular meeting and w(
promised to send the information requested about the status of thc
Fund and we did this as far as I know. I have not gotten any re
sponse to say that there was a further issue." Deval told CMC
Sport on Friday.
"A letter (to WIPA) dated January 17, 2007 said, 'All pay
ments to the Fund for 2006 were completed for the exception
of the tour to Pakistan which was due for payment on Janu
S- _- " "... surprised the isuei had surfaced
Devyal indicated t at .., each player.
Since ttler had al. o paid interest on ilthe amount ui ii .
'This wa dIone and \ c ent correspondence to WIPA on oc-
lobcr 13 which also contained the schecdulc of pay ments.', he ,alid.
"We \\c have also agreed to provIide accoIunt ;Iateinctis ifrolu the
insuiance tirin bv .Lantar 3 31as C\idci cC thatitIle amoit LIn \\a's aid.
cannot Co oito tic' tlctlits aboul the 11ntd. but \we\ arc Con-
\imccd that I\c ha\ c sCIttied Ihis matter."
Tic 1 Fund whfici "orks lilke a Ict leus i I'l'le 's
1; ',, N a;1 aila\16 c 11 hMti' h f the Ih:t\c D.h'cd fv111
[th gallic.

22 ...

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007


SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007 23


(CMC) Young Grenadians
Andre Fletcher and Dennis
George produced match-win-
ning performances yesterday to
steer the Windward Islands to
victory over the Leeward Islands
and into the KFC Cup limited
overs semi-finals.
The 19-year-old Fletcher
thumped a shot-filled 85 at near
run-a-ball rate, and George
claimed five wickets to set up
the win for the Windwards.
who scored 206 for four off
42.4 overs in response to the
Leewards' 203 all out off 49.3
overs at Carib Lumber Park.
The results confirmed a
spot in the KFC Cup Final
Four series between Feb-
ruary 15-17 at Arnos Vale in
St Vincent-- alongside Bar-
bados. Trinidad and Tobago,
and Guyana.
After being sent in to bat
by the Windwards captain Rawl
Lewis, the Leewards got a fairly
sound start from their openers
Austin Richards (46) and Shane
Jeffers (13).
The Windwards used Liam
Sebastien as the new-ball part-
ner for young pacer Mervyn
Matthew and the off-spinner
was first to strike.
Matthew had an expensive
opening spell and the Leewards
pair sped to a 50-run partner-
ship before Sebastien dislodged
Jeffers. caught behind by
Lyndon James for 13 at 62 for
one in the 16th over.
The in-form Richards,
who had smashed a com-
manding century (183) in the
drawn four-day Carib Beer
match earlier this week, top-
scored again for his side.
He cracked eight fours and
one six and had faced only 53
balls when he was run-out by
Fletcher four short of a half-cen-
West Indies batsman
Runako Morton added 51 for
the third wicket with his cap-
tain Sylvester Joseph before
both batsmen departed -
caught at point in similar
fashion, trying to attack
George, the 23-year-old left-
arm spinner.
Morton went for 28 off 52
balls with three fours and one


six with the score on 122 for
three and nine runs later, George
dislodged Joseph for 27 with
two boundaries.
George single-handedly
reduced the Leewards from a
solid 121 for two to 140 for
six, when he added key bats-
men Omari Banks and Tonito
Willett to his conquest list.
He removed Banks -
caught behind without scor-
ing, and Willett stroked a
brisk 14 off 16 balls before he
became George's fourth vic

I, WICB throws full support behind Samuels

(CMC) The West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) said
Friday it would continue to
back all-rounder Marion
Samuels who has been ac-
cused by Indian police of
sharing team information
with an alleged bookmaker.
Speaking to the media here,
WICB president Ken Gordon
said they wanted to assure the
26-year-old that he had the full
backing of the board.
"Being faced with such a
situation would be quite diffi-

cult to deal with so we want to
assure the young man that we
will be here to support him,"
Gordon said.
"We are backing Marion in
this matter and believe he has
done nothing wrong.
"We will let the negotia-
tions take its course. We be-
lieve our player is clean and
until there is evidence to say
otherwise, there will be no
sanctions against him."
Police in the Indian city of
Nagpur revealed Wednesday
that Samuels had passed on

team information to Mukesh
Kochar on the eve of the first
One-Day International of the
four-match One-Day Interna-
tional series last month.
After receiving a report from
Indian authorities, the International
Cricket Council on Friday decided
to send a special team to the city
to investigate the matter.
Samuels acknowledged his
friendship with Kochar but
claimed he did not know him to
be a bookie. The ICC team,
mainly comprising Anti-Corrup-
tion Unit (ACU) officials, will

be in Nagpur by tomorrow and
will have detailed discussions
with the police.
They will also interact
with the staff of the hotel
where the West Indian crick-
eters were put up.
Samuels is a talented right-
hander with a beautifully bal-
anced technique who bowls
clever off-spin. He first played
at the international level in
In the match in question,
India beat the West Indies b\
14 runs in Nagpur.

Monthly listing of sporting activities

THE Ministry of Culture, Youth
and Sport will, from this month,
release a monthly listing of
sporting activities.
The list will be compiled

from information provided by
several associations and federa-
tions in Guyana.
Several sporting bodies
have pledged to provide the

Georgetown, East Bank clash in

Nafico/Nalico Under-15 final today

A keen contest is expected
today from 9:30h when
Georgetown tackle East
Bank in the Nafico/Nalico
Demerara Cricket Board
Under-15 50-over cricket
final at the Everest cricket
The city team will be led by
Malteenoes Sports Club player
Altaaf Habibulla while the East
Bank team will be skippered by
the Shameer Fazal.
Both teams have come out
with some huge wins against
their opponents in the prelimi-
nary round and that should add
to the excitement. They would
have also met in the opening
round where East Bank beat
Georgetown by a thrilling two-
wicket margin.
Delon Fernandes was the
only player to score a century
for Georgetown in the final
preliminary round match
while Rajiv Singh made a
valuable contribution with
the bat. Their bowling has
been good throughout the
tournament and once again
could be penetrative with off-
spinner Ricardo Devers lead-
ing the attack. along with An-
drew Stoll;
East Bank. on the other
hand, will no doubt be looking
to continue their winning streak
and will be expecting Fazal to
come to the fore again, while
the in-form Khemraj Singh.
Devanand Persaud and Troy
Jaisingh can play the support-
ing role.


a.ka. BA2 3 Yb .
/).0.) : Feliruary 13, 1960
).O.4): qFebriiary II, 2004

. Three years have passed away, yet still it seems like yesterday
When the one we loved was called away
SB e The pains A sorrows are no more there,
B ut peace and happiness in God's paradise is your reward today
in our hearts there is a place no one will ever fill, of fond memories
Even time cannot erased. Years would go by and
f tears would dry but our love for you would never die
Sadly missed by her loving husband Vincent Makhan of
Clonbrook ECD, sons, daughter, daughter-in-law, sisters,
brother, grandchildren and other relatives.
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The bowling will be spear-
headed by pacers Jason Henry.
Pernell London and off-spinner
Jagdesh Bishun.
The East Bank team
reads: Shameer Fazal (cap-
tain), Jagdesh Bishun, Pernell
London, Carwen. London.
Troy Jaisingh, Jason Henry,
Leroy Edwards, Asif Ishak,
Devanand Persaud, Khemraj
Singh. Carlo Maharaj and Sul-

tan Kissoon.
Georgetown team reads:
Altaaf Habibulla (capt.),
Carlos La Rose (vice-capt.),
Shawn Singh, Christopher
Surat, Devanand Roopnarine.
Ricardo. Devers, Delon
Fernandes, Amir Khan, Azad
Mohammad, Kevin Singh,
Jahran Byron, Andrew Stoll,
Seon Daniels and Delroy

family would like to
express their heartfelt
thanks to all those who
attended the funeral of
a.k.a. BABE.

L 4e would also like to thank
Everyone "for hiis/her support ind
kind words of sympathy.


The family of the late
THOMPSON wishes to
express their heartfelt
gratitude and appreciation
to everyone for.his/her
support and kind words of
encouragement in their time
of bereavement. --

Special thanks to: Drs. & nurses St.
Joseph Mercy Hospital; 5 G Dialysis Centre;
Blood Transfusion Centre; President &
members of Jesus Christ of Lather Day
0 Saints: Chairman & staff of DDL:
Management & staff of GPL. A '/,
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Ministry with their calendar of
events for 2007.
The Mash hockey tourna-
ment was expected to start on
Wednesday 8th at the Thirst
Park ground with games running
to February 20.
Today the Athletic Associa-
tion of Guyana (AAG) is ex-
pected to hold their second de-
velopmental meet (Linden was
expected to be the first on Feb-
ruary 4), this time at the Police
Sports Club.
Tomorrow the Guyana
Football Federation (GFF)
will begin an introductory

coaching course which will
run until February 16.
On February 18. the G(3F
will commence the first round of
the Ashton Taylor Mcmenoiiai I
20 competition.
Also on FebruirU 18. !he
AAG will hold a natiltnal na.ick
relay race at the Police Sp-ort,.
Club ground.
The second round of the
Ashton Taylor Memorial
would be played on February
25. Badminton action is also
set for February, when the
Mash Invitational-competition
takes place.

^In Loving M emory

T of our 6efovedson and rotlier
gj iLMI/ HAEL gEW C^OE7 L 4-5i
.(who {eparted this hit on
3Wonday, 'February I ), '006.

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You left us quietly, your '/.:. .,hts unknrcwt
But left us a memory we are pioud to ow,
Tuesday marks a year since you passed aw.
There were no good byes you just slipped as,,
Some may think you are forgotten
as on earth you are no more
But in our hearts you are with us as
You always were before
On Tuesday we will think of you with iov:
But that is nothing new
We thought of you. today yesterday
And days before th:t too

'l'oindil' retmemlleted ant/ ,di (y /ti,,,\ .
biy his in/'il mother, htoIl'th, s'i,

t fl -t'h ISI, Ilec'tE'S, Ii. s ,itS C/6
tllti' /,i, 1nn


George, steer


into semis I
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Milo,. i.,

England unimpressive

in 20-7 win over Italy

By Justin Palmer

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- England made it two wins
from two under coach Brian
Ashton in a laboured and dis-
jointed 20-7 Six Nations rugby
victory over Italy at
Twickenham yesterday.
Jonny Wilkinson became the
leading scorer in the history of
the Five/Six Nations champion-
ship but there was not much else
to inspire the world champions
who showed little of their attack-
ing verve from the opening win
over Scotland.
Wilkinson's first score, a
third-minute penalty, took him
past former Wales flyhalf Neil
Jenkins to a record 409 points.
With five penalties he finished
the match on 421.
The flyhalf's trusted boot
spared the threat of a hinge
shock as Italy, who had
shipped an average of 53 points
in their last three visits,
pushed-the hosts back for long
periods of the second half.
"Tim delighted we won the
; hut I'd like to congratulate
.ta1yv on rebounding from their
-Jefea by France (last week-
'nd). England coach Brian

Ashton said.
"I thought, especially in
the second half their forwards
played really well and put a bit
of a stranglehold on our game,"
he told reporters.
"Expectations were far too
high after we beat Scotland. We
triedd to play it down all week."
Italy, who have not won a
match in the competition since
2004, gave a much improved
performance from their 39-3
rout by France in Rome their
much-vaunted forwards digging
in for a battle of attrition with
the England pack.
England, in an error-strewn
first half, lacked cohesion and
were bereft of ideas until Jason
Robinson finished a period of
pressure late in the first half
with the game's opening try.
They were three Wilkinson
penalties to the good at that
stage but their opening 40
minutes were as unimpressive
as their first half against Scot-
land had been good.
Italy lost winger Denis
Dallan to a serious-looking
ankle injury after 26 min-
utes and Pierre Berbizier's
side offered little attacking

prowess themselves in the
opening period.
Their main tactic was to
launch high balls at fullback lain


Balshaw who dealt comfortably
with them until he had to go off
with a recurrence of a groin in-
England at last fashioned a
decent move late in the half
which ended with a try-saving
tackle from fullback Roland De
Marigny a yard from his own
England won a penalty from
the subsequent lineout and from
a driving maul Italy were again
penalised, earning captain
Marco Bortolami a yellow card.

Applicants are invited for suitability qualified persons for the post of
Finance Controller, National Insurance Scheme.

The overall responsibility of the position is to manage the accounting and
finance functions of the N.I.S. and the management of its assets.

Some key areas are:

* Efficient management of the scheme's funds and investments.
* Presenting timely and accurate financial information to the Board.
* Carry out policy directives of the Board.
* Maintaining standard accounting policies and procedures and internal
* Protection and security of N.I.S assets.

ApDoicant should possess the ACCA qualification or equivalent and at
!east "rree (3) years post qualification experience as a Senior Financial
Management functionary.

Te 'deal c -- .dae s lo, .ave good communication skills, be highly
7- :7puter literate. integrate casi with a team of prc'essionals and be able
: -c:\vate staff.

-.- a .c e --.. opportunity for the right candidate. Salary and other

Applicants sh-t id he addressed to:
General Ma ."..
National ln0. .ance Scheme Brickdam & Winter Place Georgetown
To reach him not later than Wednesday, February 28, 2007.

Wilkinson again opted for a
kick in the comer and from an-
other lineout the ball was
swiftly spread left, culminating
in Robinson gathering Andy
Farrell's loose pass on the
bounce to dive over in the cor-
Another Wilkinson penalty
made it 17-0 15 minutes into the
second half but it was Italy who
were on top by this stage.
Desperate defending kept
Italy out as they threatened
a try, Josh Sole thwarted by
Mike Tindall, but England's
defence was finally, and de-
servedly breached on 65 min-
Italy broke well from their
own half down the left flank and
exposed England's lack of de-
fenders as flyhalf Andrea
Scanavacca was able to gather
up from the ground and run
through unchallenged from 10
Scanavacca kicked the
conversion to haul Italy to
within 10 points before
Wilkinson eased England's
nerves with another pen-
alty five minutes from
"With our pride, our poten-
tial we have shown we can be a
very strong team," Italy's vet-
eran scrumhalf Alessandro
Troncon told BBC Sport.
"Maybe we should
have played a bit more
(open rugby) ... We
played a very structured
game which was our

Paterson kicks Scotland

to 21-9 win over Wales

By Alan Lorimer

EDINBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) Wing Chris Paterson
kicked seven penalties to lead Scotland to a 21-9 victory
over Wales in their Six Nations rugby Championship match
at Murrayfield yesterday.
Captain Paterson's kicking was perfect as he slotted over
all seven of his goal attempts, while Wales flyhalf Stephen Jones
replied with three penalties, also a 100 percent return.
England lead the standings with a maximum four points
while Scotland, crushed 42-20 at Twickenham last weekend, are
level on two points with Ireland and France, who meet in
Dublin, today.
Scotland flanker Simon Taylor, named man-of-the-match,
said that having overcome the heavy loss to England the Scots
could look ahead with more optimism.
"We have two more home games, today's performance was
something to build on," he told BBC Sport.
"Paterson's been kicking really well the last couple of
years. You can really rely on him."
The match, in which no try was scored, was a poor advert
for international rugby between two sides that for the most part
cancelled out each other.
Both sides will be bitterly disappointed at not scoring a
try, Scotland coming closest when replacement prop Allan
Jacobsen was held up over the line.
Scotland deserved the win because of their solid forward
effort and superiority in the lineout that gave them a greater
share of territory and possession.
Wales, beaten by Ireland last Sunday, lacked any at-
tacking flair, turned over far too much ball and in the sec-
ond half lost their discipline.

Aussie defeat a

blessing in

disguise McGrath

SYDNE1. Australia (Reuters) Australia's defeat to En-
gland in the first tri-series one-day final on Friday could
be a blessing in disguise. according to fast bowler Glenn
The Australians were hot favourites to win the first of the
three final ,and avenge their
surprise loss to the same op-
position a \cck ago. but pro-
duced one of their poorest
displays of the season to suf-
fer a four-% ticket defeat.
McGrath. who was
bos led for a duck, dropped
a catch and failed to take a
wicket. said Australia's em- i
harrasing defeat was just the
uake-upcall theN needed be-
fore the World Cup
"Last night as prob-
ably one of (he worst per-
formances that f'e been GLENNMCGRATH.
insoled in for a long, long
time," McGrath told reporters at Sydney Airport yester-
"SonmLimme ,,i-,u need that, especijlh leading into a big ,e-
ries like tihe World Cup
"We let ourselves down last night but hopefully we can
learn from it."
McGrath said he a ,s ,untident -\itr.ilha 'AOould learn fr'im
their mistakes when the% pla, En.-land in S\dne, tida>, need-
ing to win to force a thirdJ nd dccidin march
"To have something like that makes us all refocus ...
and realise what's important and get out there and do the
job properly," he said.
"I'm not sure what it is but it definitely wasn't one of our
better games.
"Hopefully we can turn that around come tomorrow and
really put a good performance on the board."
McGrath has extra motivation to ensure Australia win to-
day with the match marking his final international appearance
at his home ground after the lanky pacenian announced he would
retire after the World Cup in March and April.
"1 want to finish on a very special note." he said.
"I only have to think back to the (fifth Ashes) Test
match, that was the perfect way to finish my Test career.
So hopefully the onedayers can be 'very similar."
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Vaughan convinced

of World Cup chances

ENGLAND'S recent about-
turn in one-day form has
shown captain Michael
Vaughan their World Cup po-
Vaughan, 32, left the tour of
Australia yesterday to rest his
troublesome hamstring before
the Caribbean trip.
"Perhaps we were not as
far away as people thought. If
you get a couple of wins you
can build a bit of momentum
and go on from there," said
"There has not been a lot of
optimism surrounding our
chances but it is amazing what
a couple of wins can do."
Up until last week, En-
gland had lost 24 of their pre-
vious 31 completed matches
against Test-playing nations.

But they beat New Zealand
and Australia to force a place in
the one-day series finals then
upset the hosts again in
Melbourne on Friday.
They will take on New
Zealand again in St Lucia on
March 16, in their opening
game in Group C of the World
Ashes England and Austra-
lia rivals look likely to meet in
the Super Eight stage on April
8 in Antigua, but Vaughan has
one eye on the final, in Barba-
dos three weeks later.
"We have tested our-
selves against the best in
Australia and got that expe-
rience and who knows, we
could be playing them again
.at the end of April," he said.
"There are a lot of tough

teams but we feel that on our
day we can beat anyone.
"It is the sort of competi-

^- --__I
been told to rest his
hamstring for a further

tion where if you go in with a

bit of form and carry it on it can
take you a long way."
England name their 15-man
World Cup squad on Wednes-
day, with Vaughan expected to
be included as he only needs to
rest his injury for a further
Wicketkeeper Paul Nixon is
another player likely to secure
a spot, highlighting his batting
ability with a cameo 11.
"I really enjoy the focus,
the buzz and intensity of the
one-day game," said Nixon/
"I am just loving it. I am liv-
ing the dream.
"I care and I want to be
there; it would be an
amazing achievement and
I really believe we have got
a good side to do well in
the World Cup." (BBC
0 j

Op-t" j

Banned Afridi will miss early World Cup games

By Telford Vice

DURBAN, South Africa
iReuters) Pakistan's
Shahid Afridi Aill miss the
early matches of the 2007
World Cup after he was
banned for four one-dab.
internationals yesterday.
The International Cricket
Council (ICCI found Alridi
guilty of a Le.el 3 breach of its
code of conduct after he directed
his bat at a spectator during the
first one-day international
against South frca at Centu-
rion on February 4
Afridi was charged under
secinon C2 of the code which re-
fers to "conduct unbecoming
which could bnng players or
officials or the game of cricket

into disrepute"
The ban means Afridi
will miss the last two
matches in Pakistan's cur-
rent one-day series against
South Africa. as well as the
showpiece opening match of
the World Cup against the
West Indies in Kingston, Ja-
maica. on March 13 and the
game against Ireland in
Kingston on March 17.
Pakistan's assistant man-
ager, Asad Mu-iafa, told
Reuters from Cape Town that
Afridi would not appeal against
his punishment.
"He is planning on re-
turning home tomorrow,"
Mustafa said.
The match referee who
conducted the hearing. Chris

Broad. have been hit b. Afridi's bat

had he not mo\ed out of it,

"I took into account what I
considered to be the nuingatng
circumnistances of a specialor in
cloe proumnt% i, the player
shoumoig it him a, he returned
to the dresming rooi,," an ICC
ialeneni qu.l'ted Broad a ,,;i\ -
SHowever. I found itn m-
po.sible to e,;cpe the conclu-
s,:n that Aindi'% actions were
a clear threil to that s peciator.
and had that person noi taken
evasive action then the bat
would almost certainly have uhit
him "
Broad had the power to
ban Afridi for between two
and four Test matches or be-
tween four and eight one-day

ICC turns down Pakistan

request to delay naming

KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) The International
Cricket Council (ICC) has
rejected a request by the Pa-
kistan Cricket Board (PCB)
to put back the deadline for
naming their World Cup
squad, a PCB official told
Reuters yesterday.
However. due to an incrca,;'-
ing number of injury problems,
the PCB has filed a second re-
quest to delay the naming of
their final 15-member squad,
which is due to be submitted on
February 13 along with all other
participating teams.
"Our first request was
turned'down and.the ICC
said if we had any injury prob-
lems, we could ask for re-
placements from the World
Cup technical committee as
per the rules," PCB director
of cricket operations Saleem
Altaf said.
Altaf said hi fhad iftormed
Ihe ICC that it was difficult for

Pakistan to name a final squad
on time as the team returned
from South Africa on February
16 and it would not be clear
which players were fit.

Pakistan has fitness con-
cerns over pace bowlers
Shoaib Akhtar, Shabbir
Ahmed, Umar Gul and
Mohammad Sami.

Over $1.5M in prize money
for Kennard Memorial
Phagwah meet

THE Kennard Memorial Turf Club of Bush Lol Farm.
Coreuntne ill be holding a race on March 5, Phagwiah
Day at its turf club's ground.
Oke $1I 5NM in prize money %,oulkl he up for grabs iq'ihe
ieven.-race meet There are three leaiiure rices.
The C and Loner o,.er i., \. i' run forr 1,, i0 prize
Ltt $1511' 00, with second place receiving $75 0Ll .ind thurd
..37 501.1 The tv.., oiler hig money events are the F and Loeri
and the three-\e.a-.ild race' both of which will run lor 4 Iirt.
prize of $ 1an 000 and a second prize of $65 000.
According to a release from the turf club, entries 'ose
on Saturday, February 24. Prior to that date horse owners
can have their horses registered through Insha4tAily
Habibula at Rising Sun (Tel: 624-9213) or Michael Sinims
(220-5963 or 611-8344 (mobile) or Justice Kennard at te
Police Complaints Authority, 39 Brickdam (Land Got
Buildiwv, tel: 226-1399 or 225-4818 or 623-7609 (mobh^;



Medical Practitioners who have not taken out their Licence
of Annual Registration are hereby notified that they have
until February 21, 2007 to:do so. The Council wishes cto.
advise them that there \wjJl be no further extension lor
registration and that failure to: register ill result i, the
Council Clnfolcing the provisions of Section 8(4) of the Act
which states:

"A person who practices as a medical practitioners without.
having been registered under this sector in shall be guliily ofi'
an offence punishable on summary conviction by itn.e of.,
ten thousand dollars and a furtherr fine of five hundred
dollars for each day he so practices.'

,,,,,,,,,,__ ___ ,_________ .__ . ',L

CBC senior


set for August

in Puerto Rico

By Joe Chapman

THE Caribbean Basketball Confederation's (CBC) Se-
nior Men's and Women's basketball championships will
be staged this year in Puerto Rico, with the men's tour-
nament being played August 6-10 in Caguas and the
women's August 11-14 in Morovis.
Last year's biennial championships in Jamaica saw the
home side making a clean sweep of both the male and
female competitions.
In 2004 the Cubans also dominated the championships
at home winning both crowns.
Guyana last contested the Caricom Basketball Cham-
pionships in Barbados in 2000.
But the CBC executive committee in November last
year in the United States Virgin Islands decided that the
Junior Tournaments would not be played as planned in
The bid for the staging of the championship was won
by Puerto Rico over the Dominican Republic and
Suriname, whose bids were not considered after they
failed to show at the General Assembly of the Caribbean
Basketball Confederation, which met towards the end of
January in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
But the decision to divide the tournaments came from
the Puerto Rico Basketball Federation and was supported
by the majority of the Caribbean Federations.
However, this was after host nation Puerto Rico's Fed-
eration had proposed to stage only the men's tournament.
But the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC)
rules mandate that both competitions be held in the same
A maximum of ten teams including Cuba and the-Do-
minican Republic will be allowed to enter this tourna-
ment according to the organizers and the'teams must be
registered by March 1 by paying a non-refundable reg-
istration fee of US$1 000 for each team. The two top
teams would qualify for the 2008 Centrobasket Tourna-

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 11, 2007


Barbados beat Guyana by six

wickets to reach KFC semi-finals

defending ___hampons__u_____so______

By Vemen Walter at Bourda

In association with D.
Balram (Shane) General

BARBADOS, on the back of
a responsible half-century
from the normally irrespon-
sible Dwayne Smith, coupled
with a disciplined effort from
their bowlers, defeated
Guyana by six wickets in
their crucial fifth and final
preliminary round encounter
of the 2007 KFC Cup Re-
gional 50 Overs Tournament,
played yesterday at the
Georgetown Cricket (GCC)
ground, Bourda.
Smith struck four fours and

GUYANA innings
S. Chattergoon c wkp. Morris
b Collymore 15
R. Crandon c Richards
b Collymore 42
T. Dowlin Ibw b Smith 18
N. Deonarine c Edwards
b Hinds 35
S. Chanderpaul not out 51
A. Fudadin c wkp. Morris
b Edwards 8
D. Ferrier Ibw b Benn 14
D. Christian run-out 19
E. Crandon b Edwards 1
M. Nagamootoo not out 6
Extras: (lb-7, nb-9, w-16) 32.
Total: (8 wkts, 48 overs) 241
Fall of wickets: 1-34,2-85, 3-130,4-
Bowling: Collymore 9-0-48-2,

LEEWARDS innings
A. Richards run-out (Fletcher) 46
S. Jeffers c wkp. James
bSebastien 13
R. Morton c D. Smith b George 28
S. Josepn c Lewis b George 27
T. Willett c Sebastien b George 14
0. Banks c wkp. James b George 0
J. Athanaze run-ou' (Lewis) 12
J. Williams not out 26
C. Hodge b Matthew 6
G. Tonge b George 12
L. Baker b Matthew 5
Extras: (b-1, lb-5, w-5, nb-3) 14
Total: (all out, 49.2 overs) 203
Fall of wickets: 1-62, 2-71, 3-122,
4-131, 5-131, 6-140, 7-164, 8-171,
Bowling: Matthew 8.3-0-40-2,

JAMAICA innings
B. Parchment b Dillon 16
C. Gayle c Kelly b Dillon 7
M. Samuels c Ramdin b Rampaul 19
W. Hinds c (sub.) Barath
b Pollard 63
T. Lambert c S. Ganga b Pollard 58
D. Bernard b Pollard ,i
C. Baugh not out 14
N. Miller c wkp. Ramdin b Pollard 1
J. Taylor c wkp. Ramdin
b S. Ganga 1
D. Powell c S. Ganga b Emrit 18
J. Lawson c & b Emrit 4
Extras: (lb-4, nb-5, w-9) 18
Tol', t1ill out, 48.4 overs, 9"?
f-ali ol wickets: 1-26. 2-(, 3- i. ,-
!69, 5-179, 6-10'0. 7-181, 8-185, 9-
Bowling: Dillou', -2-20-2 (w-2), Kelly
4-0-31-0 (w-2), Ranpaul 9-0-32-1 (nb-
2), Emrit 7.4 1-36-1 (nD-2. w-2),
Mohammed 10-1-36-0, Gaingca 5-0-

two sixes in a well compiled 54
from 67 deliveries to set up a
successful run chase as Barba-
dos reached 244 for four in 47.2
overs, replying to the 241 for
eight off the allotment of 48
overs made by defending KFC
champions Guyana, in a match
that was cut short by two overs
per side due to a slight shower
prior to the start that resulted
in a 30-minute delay.
The win assured Barba-
dos of the second place spot
in the semi-finals, set for
Thursday and Friday in St
Vincent while Guyana, fortu-
nately, have also booked their
place, grabbing the fourth po-
sition since Jamaica lost to
Trinidad and Tobago by two

Edwards 10-3-33-3, Smith 7-0-41-1,
Stoute 5-0-30-0, Hinds 10-0-34-0,
Benn 7-0-48-1.
BARBADOS innings
D. Richards run-out 44
W. Blackman lbw b Ferrier 27
D. Smith c Fudadin
b Nagamootoo 54
F. Reifer c Fudadin
b Nagamootoo 29
R. Hinds not out 36
A. Holder not out 38
Extras: (w-16) 6
Total: (4 wkts, 47.2 overs) 244
Fall of wickets: 1-67,2-78,3-167,4-168.
Bowling: E. Crandon 6-0-45-0, R.
Crandon 10-1-31-0, Ferrier 10-0-42-
1, Nagamootoo 10-0-62-2, Permaul
7-0-42-0, Deonarine 4.2-0-22-0.
Points: Barbados 4, Guyana 0.

Sebastien 10-3-21-1, Sammy 3-0-22-
0, Mathurin 9-1-36-0, Lewis 9-0-39-0,
George 9-0-39-5.
L. James c Jeffers b Athanaze 11
D. Smith c wkp. Williams b Hodge53
A. Fletcher c Joseph b Banks 85
M. Bascombe c & b Athanaze 13
D. Sammy not out 28
L. Sebastien not out 3
Extras: (b-1, w-12) 13
Total: (4 wkts, 42.4 overs) 206
Fall of wickets: 1-28,2-114,3-154,4-
Bowling: Tonge 4-0-39-0, Athanaze
10-2-24-2, Baker 5-0-29-0, Hodge 10-
2-31-1, Banks 7-0-40-1, Willett 6.4-0-
Points: Windwards 4, Leewards 0.

32-1, Pollard 7-1-32-4 (nb-1, w-3).
T&T innings
D. Ramdin c Parchment b Powell47
L. Simmons c Bernard b Powell 68
S. Ganga c Bernard b Samuels 34
D. Ganga b Lawson 20
K. Pollard c Powell b Lawson 2
R. Kc!!y 'w b -Samuels *
J. Mohammed c Lamberi
b Samuels 11
R. Emrit not out 11
R. Rampaul stp. Baugh
b Samuels 0
D. Mohammed not out 19
Extras: (lb-1, nb-2, w-10) 13
Totil- ? 5,,,. ; A 5 ,'e rs ) 7
Paloo'.w.ckeis: i-i2'. 2-12b,3-16U.4- :
168,5-179,6-187,7- 'J0.8-200.
Bowling: Taylor 6-0-30-0 (w-3),
Lawson 10-0-50-2 (w-3), Powell 10-0-
48-2, Miller 4-0-18-0, Samuels 10-1-
45-4 (w-2), Gayle 4.5-0-33-0.
Points: T&T 4, Jamaica 0.

Smith, often being criticised
for his reckless approach,
shared in an important 89-run
third-wicket stand in 14 overs
with veteran Floyd Reifer who
contributed 29, after Barbados
were 78 for two in the 18th
Man-of-the-match Ryan
Hinds and Alcindo Holder
were unbeaten on 36 and 38
respectively, when victory was
achieved with four balls to
spare, featuring in an unbro-
ken 76-run fifth-wicket part-
nership, much to the disap-
pointment of a crowd, esti-
mated at around 6 000.
Dale Richards (44) and
Wayne Blackman (27) had ear-
lier posted 67 in 15 overs for the
first wicket before Blackman
was leg-before to off-spinner
Dion Ferrier, missing a slug
sweep and Richards, whose in-
nings lasted 55 balls, decorated
with seven lovely fours, was
run-out in a terrible mix-up with
Leg-spinner Mahendra
Nagamootoo (2-62) gave
Guyana some hope when he
removed Reifer in the 34th
over, well caught by Assad
Fudadin at long-on with the
score on 167, and one run
later in the same over he also
accounted for Smith, caught
again by Fudadin this time at
long off. Thereafter skipper
Hinds (two fours from 45
balls) in alliance with Holder
(four fours and a six from 37
balls) safely guided their
team home without much
Guyana's total was built
around a patient 51 off 72 de-
liveries from Test batsman
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and
knocks of 42 (four fours and a
six) from Royston Crandon and
captain Narsingh Deonarine
with 35 (five fours) after they

were sent in to bat on an easy-
paced track, in cloudy condi-
Guyana lost their first
wicket in the seventh over when
left-hander Sewnarine
Chattergoon (15) edged a beau-
tiful delivery that was slanted


across him from Collymore. It
took the edge on its way to
wicketkeeper Carlo Morris with
the score on 34. Royston
Crandon, in company with
Travis Dowlin, batted sensibly
and posted 51 for the second
wicket, carrying the score to 85
before Dowlin was trapped in
front of his stumps by medium
pacer Dwayne Smith for 18 in
the 15th over.
Royston Crandon was then
joined by Deonarine and the
pair proceeded in putting to-
gether a useful 45 for the third
wicket, bringing up their team's
100 off 18.1 overs.
Both batsmen were quick to
pounce on anything short or
over-pitched as was clearly ex-
hibited when Royston smashed
three boundaries in succession
off Collymore, who bowled
without much luck, beating the
outside edge on numerous occa-
The right-hander from

Rose Hall Town in Berbice
disdainfully pulled
Collymore wide of midwicket
for four, followed by a hook
high over backward of square
for six and a smashing
square cut behind point for
another four. Deonarine was
not to be left out, executing
several crispy straight drives
along the ground.
However, with Guyana go-
ing merrily along on 130 in the
23rd over, Collymore (2-48),
brought back for a second spell
induced a flick from Crandon
for Richards to accept a
straightforward catch at
Deonarine departed five
overs later with a mere nine
runs added well taken by
Edwards running around at
long on as the batsman tried
to hit the left-arm spin of
Hinds out of the ground.
Fudadin (8) never suggested
permanency, and shortly af-
ter edged Edwards to the
wicketkeeper. Guyana had
slipped to 154 for five in the
33rd over.
With Chanderpaul not re-
ally getting the ball away caused
by some tight bowling from the
Barbadians, especially Edwards
and Hinds, Ferrier, who entered
the fray at the demise of
Fudadin, tried desperately to
keep the scoreboard ticking but
upon reaching 14, he failed to
negotiate one from lanky left-
arm-spinner Sulieman Benn that
found him in front of his
His departure at 178 for six
in the 37th over saw Derwin
Christian team up with the ex-
perienced Chanderpaul in a valu-
able 36-run seventh-wicket
stand. But when it looked as
though the home team were
about to take control, Christian
was unfortunately run-out.
Bent on taking the attack to

the Barbados bowling, Christian
(19) lofted Hinds back over his
head for a six, simultaneously
bringing up Guyana's 200 in the
42nd over but his promising in-
nings ended prematurely when
he scampered down for a sec-

ond run only to look up and see
Chanderpaul was not respond-
ing as Smith's throw to the
keeper from the sweeper posi-
tion found both batsmen in the
same crease at the non-striker's
end, leaving Guyana in the 45th
over on 215 for seven.
In the same over, new bats-
man Esaun Crandon (1) had his
woodwork rocked back by
Edwards (2-33) before
Chanderpaul finally decided to
free his arms, hitting Benn in the
final over for four, his first off
the 69th ball faced. Then two
deliveries later he celebrated his
50 in fine style with an effort-
less six into the Rohan Kanhai
Nagamootoo was also un-
beaten on 6, when the overs
Barbados will now meet
the Windward Islands
while T&T clash with
Guyana in next week's
semi-finals in St Vincent
and the Grenadines.

ITTdn aac eI mifnlso

(CMC) Trinidad & Tobago
denied Jamaica a place in the
semi-finals of the KFC Cup
when they pulled off a tense
two-wicket win in the final
round of the tournament at
Sabina Park yesterday.
Set 224 to win after Jamaica
were dismissed for 223 off 48.4
overs. Trinidad & Tobago
lrug' lt'd hefl'ore r'c hing 225
for cighl in the -15th over, to
finish tIhc toulrnamenilt unbeaten.
.linlaica finished on eight
points will Guyana who lost to
Barbados by six wickets at
B3ourda. hbtll GUyana secured the

beatliLn .i ica in lithe ead-lo-
head imceting.
The hosts have only them-
selves to blame after they
seemed set for a big total at 179

for four in the 37th over.
But medium pacer Kieron
Pollard, who finished with four
for 32, destroyed the Jamaica
middle order as the last six wick-


ets fell meekly for 44 runs.
T&T started their run chase
positively with Denesh Ramdin
and Lendl Simmons adding 121
for the first wicket in 17 overs.
Simmons stroked 68 from
60 balls with 11 fours while and
Denesh Ramdin hammered 47
from 46 balls, as they smashed
the Jamaican bowling to all
parts of the field.
Both batsmen fell in
quick succession and only
Sherwin Ganga with 34 and
older brother, Daren Ganga
with 20, showed any fight
Off-spinner Marion
nuci. |')rpu ir h pl .:].,ti'l
Iroubles behind him to grab four
for 45 as T&T slipped from
160 for two, losing six wickets
for 40 runs.
But West Indies all-rounder

Rayad Emrit, unbeaten on 11
and Dave Mohammed, 19.
shared an unbroken 25-run
ninth-wicket stand to deny the
Pacer Daren Powell
claimed two for 48.
Earlier, captain Wavel!
Hinds top-scored with 63 and
posted a 118-run third-wicket
partnership with Tamar Lam-
beri (58) as Jamaica threatened
briefly before falling away.
Samuels. facing an Interna-
tional Cricket Council probe
over his alleged involvement
with a bookie, hit three fours in
19 off 31 balls before departing.
~ni his tcek's scini-i!-
nals in St Vincent and the
Grenadines, Trinidad &
Tobago will face Guyana
while Barbados clash with
Windward Islands.




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WIPA Awards growing

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) Dinanath Ramnarine, ex-
ecutive president of the West Indies Players' Association, be-
lieves the annual awards ceremony is growing into a key date
on the calendar for the Caribbean's leading cricketers..
Ramnarine is in Barbados making preparations for the 2007
WIPA Awards and Dinner to be held tomorrow at the Sherbourne
Conference Centre just outside the island's capital.
"In the first year, they were not too sure what it was going to
be like, but all of the players that have received the awards have
enjoyed the experience, and they are all very supportive of the
event," Ramnarine told reporters at a news conference on Friday.
"Now, once the awards ceremony is finished, players are com-
ing up to me, and asking when is the next one. They are very sup-
portive of this venture, and we feel it is important to recognize
their achievements."
Ramnarine acknowledges the West Indies team is not perform-
ing at an optimum level, but he believes the awards can be an in-
centive for the players to strive for excellence.

"1I think the Awards ceremony is growing and we arc getting
plenty of support which just goes to show how much people love
and want to support West Indies cricket," he said.
"At the moment, we have not offered monetary incentives to
go along with the awards, but we hope that this will come in the
future, and this will give them more encouragement to perform."
The winners at this year's awards ceremony have been se-
lected by a panel of judges headed by former West Indies cap-
tain Clive Lloyd.
The other members of the panel are Gordon Greenidge, Andy
Roberts, Clyde Butts, and Deryck Murray, the former West Indies
vice-captain and wicketkeeper/batsman, who is now president of
the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board.
Ramnarine revealed that there will be four special awards pre-
sented to two current players for reaching significant milestones in
their career, and two past players for making sterling contributions
to the game in the region.
"It is WIPA's policy to recognize worthy contributions from

players who have brought or continue to bring much joy to owu
communities," he said.
"We are particularly delighted that both Sir Everton Weekes and
Sir Garfield Sobers icons of the game have kindly agreed to
honour us by accepting our offer.
"We would, however, like to keep the two current players
to be honoured a secret until the night of the awards."
The four players vying for the coveted International Player-of-
the-Year award are opening batsman Chris Gayle, fast bowler Jerome
Taylor, West Indies captain Brian Lara, and vice-captain Ramnaresh
The list of awards includes Women's Player-of-the-Year,
Test Player-of-the-Year, One-day International Player-of-the-
Year, Emerging Player-of-the-Year, Regional first-class Player-
of-the-Year, Regional first-class Team-of-the-Year, Regional
Limited-overs Player-of-the-Year, Regional limited-overs
Team-of-the-Year, Youth Player-of-the-Year, and Youth Team-

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Barbados claim semi-final spot
with win but Guyana also qualify
Barbados captain Ryan Hinds receives his Man-of-the-
Match award from a KFC representative shortly after
his team had beaten Guyana by six-wickets. See story
on page 26. (Quacy Sampson photo)

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ring on April 7 for his third con-
secutive fight with national jun-
ior middleweight champion
'Deadly' Denny Dalton.
The fight, dubbed 'The
Conclusion' is being promoted
by McNeal Enterprise in con-
junction with two other pro-
moters and will be held at the
National Park.
Promoter Odinga Lumumba
declared that it will be 'Sparks
- in the Park' when the two meet
' for the third time. "This is
.J something Andrew Lewis
wants to do. He feels that there
is incomplete business between
himself and Dalton, and there
is. He wants this fight since he
thinks that he owes something
to the public and the public
want answers," Lumumba said.
In the first fight held on
October 15, 2005, in a packed
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and dubbed 'Doomsday
Battle', a clash of heads in
the fourth round resulted in
a gash over Lewis' eye forc-
ing a technical draw.
The former world cham-
pion, also known as the
'Albouystown Cyclone', was
slightly ahead on points at the

time of the stoppage.
The return, watched by a
full house at the National Park
last April was aptly titled 'Un-
finished Business'. Lewis sur-
vived a knockdown and was
peppering Dalton when, in a bi-
zarre turn in events he quit in
the seventh round to hand the
national junior middleweight
title to Dalton.
Lewis later explained that
he was in dire need of using the
toilet, hence his decision to quit.
He was ahead on points in that
fight. "This is incomplete busi-
ness. The public wants to know
who the real champion is.
The first (fight) was good,
the second was better and the
third will top it all,"
Lumumba added.
According to the promoter
Lewis has been in training on

the Linden/Soesdyke Highway
for the past two weeks. His
uncle 'Valdez' and another per-
son, known as 'Dougla Roy', are
overseeing the conditioning of
the fighter.
"He wants it; there is. no
doubt about that. He asked to
be taken away from all the
distractions of Georgetown.
There will be Sparks in the
National Park."
The card will be co-promoted
by Barbadian Samuel Layne, man-
ager of Leon 'Hurry Up' Moore
and I Care Enterprise.
Lewis became Guyana's first
world champion in February 2001
after stopping James Page in the
seventh round to win the vacant
WBA welterweight title.
The victory sparked un-
precedented wild celebrations
in Guyana with President
Bharrat Jagdeo declaring a
national holiday and present-
ing land, $5M and. duty-free
concession to the champion.

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Buliet. Eikm

NOT over your ex? Put that man down unless you really
feel strong enough.
An upsetting break-up can leave you feeling as emotionally
fragile as a bereavement. You need to reboot your self-esteem and
consciously remaining single speeds up the healing process.
If you instantly ricochet into a rebound fling, you're
simply transferring all your vulnerability onto the new man
and relying on him to life your confidence: a recipe for self-
Here are the signs that show you're not quite ready to
re-enter the dating game and those that say you are.

You're gutted when a random snog doesn't call He wasn't
S\;iclly Denzel Washington, but you watch your mobile like a hawk
.0nd get upset when he doesn't call. This guy isn't the real reason
ii rc upset; he's just triggered those post break-up insecurities


again and re-opened the wound. You're projecting your
disappointment in your ex onto him. You don't have to become a
nun, but take his number so you're in control.

You text your ex when you're drunk
Alcohol sparks nostalgia for
Ihe way things were. Stop
yourself from texting him by
changing your screensaver to
something that says, "You'll
hae more dignity if you don't
call'' If you can't, delete his
nui bcr altogether and don't even
think of looking it up on the
phone bill.

'ou drink at home "to
steady your nerves"
When your self-esteem is
'low, it's easy to use alcohol as a
Sfale confidence crutch. Go out
~.- % nillioul having a drink first, then
ask your friends later. if you
were any less fun at the start of the night. They're bound to say

You delete an email he
has sent to you, and don't


If you haven't moved on, you can't even bear to erase
insignificant connections with him. The delete key is incredibly
liberating. Use it!"

You go out make-up free for the first time in months
Makeup can act as a self defence mask when you're feeling
fragile. By wearing none, you've broken the vicious circle of
disguising the real you.

You don't have "beer goggles"
Newly singles often flip into 'I must prove I can still pull' mode.
It's a way of sticking two fingers up to your ex and saying
'Someone else wants me.' Once you stop bothering, you're ready
to move on.

Forty-eight per cent of you feel discriminated against
at work because you're single. You say you're expected
to work longer hours, travel more and attend out-of-work
"This isn't on," says careers guru Rhonda Steed. "Lay down
the boundaries as soon as possible. When people assume you can
work late say, 'Actually, I have plans but feel free to ask me another
time.' That flags up the fact you're not unwilling, but you do have
a life."
Find another single colleague who is confident but not
pushy and watch closely how she handles these tricky

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By Eddie Rodney

SET in the surreal atmosphere of 1970s
Central Africa, where political elites,
subelites and a "de-tribalised" nationalist
party cadre network engaged an
aggressive struggle for wananchi (or
masses) acclaim, The Last King of
Scotland is more than an evocative movie.
The entire plot weaves and explores the political
intrigues, corruption and assassinations that influenced
and even motivated the national bourgeoisie as it sought
to impose its hegemony on Uganda.
This complott" is based on the exploits of the main
character, General Idi Amin Dada, the meglamaniac,
admirer of Adolf Hitler, a brutal dictator and buffoon,
who seized power by overthrowing the government of
Milton Obite during January 1971.
The Last King of Scotland however, not only
revisits the barbaric infamy of Amin's genocidal putsch
and terror, the film exposes in several modes, systemic
neocolonialism; a major trait being betrayal of the
people's trust by the ruling groups (Frantz Fanon &
Rene Dumont; 1966).
Many reviewers who sympathize with the
courageous African people would agree that this film
succeeds in telling a story of Bunyoro baganda
dependency; of poverty and its opposite- wealth
accumulation- and in the process poses the tragedy of
the abject helplessness of Amin's victims, at least up
until the time of the Entebbe aircraft hijacking.
Forrest Whittaker, who plays the role of Amin,
provides vintage cinema and he comes over convincingly
as the unpredictable, brooding, scheming, power-mad
"Field marshal" who fancies himself as a Scotish
The Last King of Scotland, subtle and raunchy in
turn, de- mystifies at least in those unedited scenes,
critical aspects of counterinsurgency as well as the
deformities of the country's militarization under the
impact of Amin's hyper-tribalism and attacks, carried out
against "Obote's people", as well as the British passport
holders amongst the Asian community.
The rural Uganda hospital where Nicolas (Kelvin
McDonald), the young medical doctor is assigned, as part
of a micro health providing (shades of Medicens sans
Erontieres) team, could be anywhere in tropical Africa.
Sparse and non-existent instruments however,
are only part of the challenges. And it is not that
Nicolas was not forewarned; as the plot quickens and
becomes tense after Amin is injured as a result of
being involved in a road accident, Nicolas is pursued
and brought to render first aid to the Monarch of
Uganda, whose rallying punch-line is pure rhetoric:
"I am a General but in my heart here (thumping
his chest) I am just like ordinary man."
The interesting thing here is that all the expatriates
working or living in Uganda during Amin's misrule and
terror, were often "invited to attend "Amin's political
tirades and safari jaunts.
That Amin would recruit the medical services of
Nicolas should not be surprising given the operandi of
Amin's dictatorship on the one hand, and the perception
held out by Searchlight films.
Becoming one of "Amin's people" is significant for
the young white doctor. He tells a journalist who is
critical of the regime over the disappeared and those kept
imprisoned without trial, "this is Africa... these people
are trying to change things..."
By the time that Nicolas is brought to work as the
medical officer in charge of the country's most modern
hospital, he has become a privileged apologist for Amin's
fascist atrocities. All that comes to a point of high drama
and conflict though, especially after the British High
Commissioner urges him o do "what it takes" to help
depose Amin.
Director Kelvin McDonald did his research.
Switching from the dunes of Scotland to the red- earth
of Uganda, involves a degree of adventurism and some
sacrifices. These elements begin to have their toll.
But even at this level of danger (Amin's intelligence
agents are everywhere and attempts on his life are both
real and illusory) there is the ample, steady flow of
"Scotch Whisky." This alcohol is consumed everywhere
in Amin's office, in the night- club bars. at the hotel
pool-side gossips, at Nicolas's seduction of one of Amin's
concubines, and also at the duty- free outlet located at
Entebbe airport.
The Last King of Scotland is worth the

FOREST WHITTAKER, seen here in The Last King of Scotaind, has already won the Golden Glove award for his portrayal
of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Will he get the Oscar award on February 25?


- Revisiting the

barbaric infamy

of Idi Amin

A Georgetown' based company is
recruiting males & females between the
ages of 21- 30 years old.

The successful candidates should be
sociable, have excellent communication
skills, capable of working flexible hours
and must be able to work out of town if

A sound Secondary School Education
with passes in at least 3 subjects at CXC
inclusive of English Language is required.

Applications must be submitted by the
13th February, 20071o:

Area Manager
P.O.Box 10262

* mill


The Canadian High Commission cordially invites all
Graduates of Canadian Universities and Colleges
now living in Guyana to make contact with its offices,
with a view to creating a Register of Graduates and
discussing the establishment of an "Association of

For more information please contact:
Mrs. Carol Anne Persaud
Public Affairs Officer
Tele: 227-2081 -5
Ext. 3403
Email: CarolAnne.Persaud @

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1 High Commission of Canada

Gouvemement du Canada
Haut-commissariat du Canada

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WHY is it that despite the
fact that in most of the
countries in the Middle East,
there is no significant water
fluoridation or
comprehensive preventive
programme yet the
populations enjoy relatively
good oral health?
The answer to that question
involves a practice which most
of the world probably considers

to be primitive.
Dental caries and gum
disease determine the level of
oral health status of a person.
Unfortunately, such diseases are
so common that eventually
every adult in the world has one
or both. Therefore, these two
diseases can be considered a real
public health problem.
In general, every country
has and should have its own

system to prevent and cure its
nation from diseases according
to the resources and culture.
Dentists trained in the
Western Scientific System
usually have views on the
prevention of oral disease that
differ basically from those of
local communities.
Surprisingly, instead of
focusing on and knowing the
real causes of these two
diseases (which are simply
dirt and diet) and instead of
directing all the efforts to
invent and encourage the use
of effective tools to prevent
and control these two
diseases effectively, the
profession has fallen in
treatment which consumes
too much time, effort and
Chewing sticks are
commonly used in Jordan, Saudi
Arabia, and the United Arab
Emirates for oral hygiene,
religious and social purposes.
The Ancient Egyptians were
concerned about dental hygiene.
We know this today because
they also had a habit of being
entombed with their treasures.
So we were able to discover that

tombs from 3000 years before
Christ contain small tree twigs
whose ends had been frayed into
soft fibres.
Here at home, some years
ago, especially in rural areas the
chew stick was popular. Black
sage and neem stalks were
commonly used to clean one's
It has been determined
that chewsticks from thirteen
different plants not only
contain substances that
possess antibacterial
properties, but have
astringent, detergent and
abrasive properties as well.
These properties have
encouraged some toothpaste
laboratories to incorporate
powered stems and/or root
material in their products.
The chemical constituents
of Salvadora Persica, for
example, include
trimethyamines, alkaloids,
chlorides, high amounts of
fluoride and silica, sulphur,
vitamin C and small amounts of
tannin, saponins, flavonides and

The Dentist Advises
*-----I~i*a ~fli iig

The most studied chew
sticks are the Miswak, Fagara
Zanthoxyloides, Serindea
wernikei, Neem, Paku and
Acaccia Arabica. Research was
conducted mainly in Nigeria
where 90% of the population
uses chew sticks.
Recently, the World
Health organization (WHO)
has recommended and
encouraged the use of these
sticks as an effective tool for
oral hygiene. It was
confirmed by the experts that
the toothbrush is not superior
to the chew stick as regards
its capacity to remove dental
The use of the chew sticks
is entirely consistent with the
Primary Health Care Approach
(PHCA) principles and in
particular that of a focus on
prevention, community
participation technology.

By using it, the notion of
self reliance can be
encouraged and
implemented in poor
countries where it is
available locally and does not
need technology or expertise
or extra resources to
manufacture it. It can be
used by both children and
adults, thus it is appropriate
for all societies.
The use of chew sticks is
catching on in industrialized
countries. Recently, I personally
purchased in New York a
pound packet of peppermint
flavored African/Jamaican
chewsticks. Ironically, many
years ago when Dr. Cheddi
Jagan was Prime Minister, as a
dentist he mooted the idea of
introducing chewsticks on a
national basis.
The extent to which he
was ridiculed is well known.


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
e. Drainage and irrigation works
f. Mechanics
g. "Masonary and carpentry (small works)
h. Pest control and hygiene services
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 obtaified 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 comer "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. contractorss 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

Mike (not his real name) and
I started dating over a year -
ago. I quickly knew I was in
love with him, but he was
never quite sure. He would
tell me in a variety of ways
he liked me, but in his words "he didn't cra'e me."
After a few months we broke up Then I found out I was pregnant He
stood by me through it all, but in the end a miscarrage resulted.
Through everything we became the best of friends. We talk every day on
the phone for hours, we hang out together, and we are like a couple except we are not a couple.
Every so often we mess around, stopping short of sex.
Mike is very picky. He is obsessed with hot, thin girls with big breasts. I am thin but don't
have big boobs.
As an example of his pickiness, these are the other things, he says he must have: brunette,
brown eyes, cute 'face, tan, sexy, smart, good job, good in bed, and overall smelling good.
Back when he was in college, Mike had a serious
S relationship with the best looking girl he ever dated-
the only girl he ever craved. But she left him. He says
no one lives up to her. He still thinks about how per-
S" fect her body and face were, though she's married now
with kids.
Mike is an attractive, 30ish, charming, professional
guy who gets just about any woman.he wants. He has
no problem letting girls perform sexual acts on him,
even when he doesn't like them or see it going any-
Lately I feel depressed. I'm beginning to doubt my
own attractiveness because I cannot understand why
he doesn't crave me or find me hot enough to marry.
'. k As stupid as this might sound, I used to think I was
hot but now feel no guy would want me.
Do you believe in time Mike might see me in
a different light?
i Tracy, pioneers drove wagon trains straight
across the Platte River. They declared the river was
"a mile wide and an inch deep." That's how superficial Mike is. Mike is the dog in the
fable who dropped the bone in his mouth to seize the reflection of the bone in the water.
He craves an illusion.
He's not looking for a partner. He is looking for a possession. He doesn't care who it is, he
cares what it is. He's shaved his world down to a fantasy. I get to choose the mare.
That's his mindset. Any woman's future with him is precarious. Breast cancer, an accident,
stretch marks-any brush with the externals of life and he's gone.
Of course you are depressed. You are supposed to feel depressed when you are in a depress-
ing situation and won't leave, just as you are supposed to feel pain when you leave your hand on
a hot stove. You've had too much contact with him. You're starting to devalue love. You are start-
ing to think as he does.
Staying in contact with a man like this puts you under his perspective of the world; it makes
you judge yourself by his standards. You think the ads in magazines are shallow? He sees the
whole world this way. Someone who loves you doesn't compare you to others and find you lack-
ing. Someone who loves you makes you feel good about yourself, not doubt yourself.
How many women are asking themselves the same questions you are, 50, 100, more? How
many women are trying to recover their self-worth after being with him?
Very few people are strong enough to stand up to a corrosive personality. The change in
themselves is so gradual, they don't realize they, too, are changing for the worse. The only
woman Mike can't damage is a female version of himself, a person a mile wide and an
inch deep.

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

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flIHuayna-born former eacer is [oQ-poprJS]JW(Jietor of Tornto bookstore(


1960s and 70s
the place in
Toronto to get
specialized books and
pamphlets on socio-
economic and political
developments in the
developing countries
like Guyana was
the "Third World
Bookstore" operated
by Afro-Canadian
couple Lennie and
Gwen Johnson.
It was nicely situated on the
west side of Bathurst Street just
above the main thoroughfare
Bloor Street. It was near not
only the University of Toronto
campus but also the then
sizeable Caribbean immigrant
communities around the
Bathurst St.ClairN/Vaughan Road
Despite the coldest, darkest
overcast and gloomy Toronto
winter days one could spend
many a happy Saturday
mornings off from work chatting
with the kind hearted Gwen and
Lennie who, if memory serves
me, hailed from the eastern
Canadian province of Nova
They carried everything.
I still have (late President)
Dr. Jagan's "West on Trial"
and Walter Rodney's
"Groundings with my
Brothers" which I bought
here. Aside from other
popular books, they sold text
books and served as an outlet
for self publishing authors.
They closed the store in the

Today, the Johnsons'
dedication to disseminate a wide
range of views on developing
countries and people of colour
generally is being carried on in
their own way by Guyana -
born former school teacher Rita
Burke and her husband Sam.
Theirs is Burke's Bookstore,
opened in 1994 and presently
located on St.Clair Street West
near Christie Street.
The Bookstore's website
spells out their mission:
"Dedicated to providing quality
items that reflect the African-
Experience.(and which) are
specially chosen to educate and
address equity, diversity, and
race issues, while fostering a
sense of pride."
"We make knowledge
readily available (because we
believe) people must see
themselves in positive ways so
that individuals can function at
their highest potential",
Ms.Burke elaborated in an
interview with the Sunday
Chronicle while I visited the
store last September.
While not shying away
from the focus of the store,
she mentions "African-
Canadian" frequently. Ms
Burke says her interest and
promotional thrust also
includes Indo- and
other Caribbean
writers. Cyril Dabydeen's
books, for example, are there
as well as Cuban authors.
White authors such as Marx
and Castro for which you
can't go wrong, are also
stocked -just like the
Johnsons did.
It's doubtful the store could
get by carrying only "serious"
or "high brow" works.
They would like to carry

RITA and Sam Burke with Jamaican-made dolls and Guyana flags.

more stuff from Caribbean-
rim publishing houses.
Looking around, I didn't see
too many titles from, say, the
fairly well established
Jamaican publishing firm
Ian Randle Publishers ( it
printed "-Prehistoric Guiana"
by Dennis Williams and
"Liberation Cricket" by
Barbadian Dr Hilary
Betckes, for example). Rita, a
former teacher at Sir
Stanford Fleming College in
the Ontario provincial town
of Peterborough, explains;
Pleasem tum to page XV

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The Ministry of Public Works and
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telephone line, which is manned 24 hours per
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KNOWLEDGE gained at the Uni
versity of Victoria may go a long
way toward helping preserve the
cultural heritage of the small South Ameri-
can country of Guyana.
This week. Nirvana Persaud. a United Nations Edu-
cational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) fellow from Guyana. will complete UVic's
Continuing Studies Cultural Resource Management

AU4 -W -.
NIRVANA PERSAUD visits Craigdarroch Castle.
Program. When she returns to her job at the National
Trust of Guyana (an agency within the Ministry of
Culture, Youth and Sport) later this month, Persaud
will be one of the few people trained in preserving the

country's cultural heritage.
"What I have learned in the program will
definitely boost our operations at the minis-
try," says Persaud. "We have a very small staff,
and I would like to come up with ways to share
my knowledge."
One way Persaud plans to do this is through a re-
search paper she prepared at UVic as part of her
UNESCO fellowship. In it, she has devised a plan to
manage Guyana's heritage and cultural property. She
hopes it will provide the framework for decision-mak-
ers as they move forward in developing a comprehen-
sive cultural heritage plan.
During her six months at UVic, Persaud had a
chance to visit several of Victoria's heritage sites.
"I would like to incorporate certain aspects of how
Victoria has preserved its heritage into the plan,"
she says.
"Incentives for developers and homeowners to en-
courage them to keep heritage buildings intact, and out-
reach and fundraising to raise heritage awareness are
all good ideas. You don't know what will work until
you try it."
However, preserving Guyana's cultural heritage
does present some unique challenges. "The capital,
Georgetown, is basically a wooden city," she explains.
"That's part of the fantastic thing about it. But fire
and termites are challenges for wood buildings. We
need to have fire prevention, but so far the funding
has been missing."
Persaud hopes in the near future to play a
part in Georgetown's World Heritage status
bid. "At the moment, we're still lacking some
of the resources," she says. "But me being
here is a step in the right direction. (Reprinted
from the University of Victoria's community

Beharry Automotive Limited is seeking to recruit *AUTOMOTIVE.LIMITED*
dynamic individuals to fill the positions of:

Degree/Diploma in Marketing or 5 subjects CXC
Minimum of 2 years managerial experience
Driver's licence
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
Candidate must be able to work with little supervision
Knowledge of the Automotive Industry would be an asset


Degree / Diploma in Marketing or 5 subjects CXC
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
Drivers licence. .,
Knowledge of the Automotive Industry would be an asset

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application along with Curriculum Vitae and two references should be sent no later than
February 28, 2007 to:
Human Resources Manager
Beharry Automotive Limited
192 N 1/2 Wellington Street
Lacytown, Georgetown




The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Guyariia. Foestry
Commission invites all forest producers (TSA, WCL, and SFFPHfo.lders),
timber dealers including exporters, sawmillers and value -.added
manufacturers in the forestry sector to a National Consultation onu a Log
Export Policy.

This session will be held on:
Saturday 17"' February, 2007
starting at 8:30 am at
98 Hadfield Street, Georgetown.

A copy of the programme and a summary ofthe discussion paperare available
at our forest stations countrywide and on our website www.forestry.Q .gy.

Return transportation fot-stakeholders. in outlying areas will be provided
according to the schedule below:.

Berbice Stakeholders Bus Departs Rosignol Stelling 7:00 a. '
Essequibo Stakeholders Bus Departs Parika Stelling 7:00 tin
Linden & surrounding area Bus Departs GFC's Linden Office 7:00 am

These buses will display the GFC logo. so they can be easily identified.

Please feel free to contact us for any clarification you may need on
telephone numbers 226-7271-4
Ministry of Agriculture
(;Guyana Forestry Commission


Film Club

launches with


THE Sidewalk Film Club, "a group of people who like
films and like to see the films on large screens" launches
with Casablanca.
The 1942 romantic classic starring Humphrey Bogart and
Ingrid Bergman is billed for Tuesday February 13, starting at
19:30 h at the Sidewalk Cafe
in Middle Street. Admission is
.re The idea of the club
started with a couple of film
I fanatics who realized that
many people and
organizations would havegreat
films which they would want
other people to see, a mem-
S. berexplained.
Sidewalk Cafe has been
So screening films for some
4 years now, and the Club has
now started its programme.
Those who would like
to find out more and to
propose films could contact
Steve on 616-4023 or
Vidyaratha on 227-5723 (email

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granted a stay of execution of
the aforesaid order.
Mr. Hughes had said that the
stay was sought to facilitate the
filing of the appeal. Her Honour
had granted a stay of her decision
for seven days but no appeal was
filed against her decision within
that time, and on April 11, 2003,
the said Order was entered in the
Registry of the High Court.
It was not until April 28,
2003, that the appellant filed an
appeal against the decision of

Sri J _MI .. _

THE Full Court of the Su-
preme Court of Judicature
was delivering a judgment in
2003 when it rejected a late
appeal from a husband who
wanted to appeal out of time
against a Judge's Order that
compelled him to pay ali-
mony to his wife pending suit.
"I find that the appeal was
filed out of time. The hallowed
objective of our legal system is
to do justice between the par-
ties before us. It would be a

M[LCU dl

fundamental wrong on our part
if we were to deprive the re-
spondent (wife). of the fruits of
the judgment, in the face of an
appeal, which is doomed to fail,
President of the Court, Chief
Justice Mr. Carl Singh, who sat
along with Justice Jainarayan
Singh said.
"In the circumstances, the
in limine submissions of Mr.
Charles Ramson are upheld and
the stay of execution is accord-
ingly refused".



Lawyers before the Full
Court were, Mr. Nigel Hughes
for the Appellant, Mark An-
thony Gill, and Mr. Charles
Ramson, S.C. for the Respon-
dent wife Savita Gill.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that on April 9, 2003,
the Hon. Justice Dawn Gre-
gory-Barnes made an order,
whereby she directed the ap-
pellant Mark Anthony Gill to
pay alimony pending suit to
the respondent.
On the said April 9, 2003,.
the appellant sought from Jus-
tice Gregory-Barnes and was


fruits of her judgment.
"These arguments raised in
my mind, assuming Mr. Ramson
to be correct, the question why
should we grant a stay of execu-
tion, if the appeal that was filed
on the appellant's behalf, was
doomed to fail on technical
"Additionally, Senior Coun-
sel argued that it was incumbent
on the appellant to make the
application for a stay of execu-
tion before Justice Gregory-
Barnes herself before the ap-
proach to the Full Court and re-

U IBy George Barclay

Justice Gregory-Barnes. The
appellant made no application
for a stay of execution at the
time of filing of the appeal.
In his judgment, Chief Jus-
tice Singh said "the respondent,
as she was perfectly entitled to
do, since the filing of an appeal
did not by itself operate as a bar
to her recovery of the fruits of
her judgment, on May 28, 2003
commenced levy proceedings
against the appellant." The next
day, that is, on May 29, 2303,
the appellant applied to the Full
Court for a stay of execution.
"When the appellant's ap-
plication for a stay of execution
came up for hearing before this
Court, Senior Counsel Mr.
Ramson, sought our permission
to raise two points in limine.
He put them thus:

(a) The application for a
stay of execution was bad in
law and ought not to be en-
tertained, and
(b) This Court had no ju-
risdiction to hear and deter-
mine the amendments in the

The Chief Justice added
that he endeavouredd to capture
as succinctly as I possibly
could, what I consider to be the
well thought out, well reasoned
contentions of Mr. Ramson on
the preliminary submissions.
His argument was that the ap-
peal that was filed by the ap-
pellant on April 28, 2003 was
filed out of time and was there-
fore a nullity, with no prospects
of success.
"The application for a stay
therefore would operate as no
more than-an-obst ructionist tac-
tic, calculated to frustrate and
deprive the respondent o1 'h,-

lied on the provisions of Order
46 rule 20 of the Rules of Court.
The appellant's failure to ap-
proach Justice Gregory-Barnes
for a stay of execution was a
procedural defect which was fa-
tal, argued Mr. Ramson", the C
J. declared.
According to the Chief
Justice, in response to Mr.
Ramson's arguments on the
provisions of Order 46 rule
20, Mr. Hughes on the
appellant's behalf, countered
that a stay of execution, was
made in the first instance be-
fore Justice Gregory-Barnes,
and that since the filing of
the Notice of appeal on April
9, 2003, Justice Gregory-
Barnes became "functus
officio"and would have had
no jurisdiction to entertain
any application for a stay of
execution thereafter. He re-
ferred us to the dictum of
Bernard, JA, in Mc Knight -
v- Mc Knight (1992), 44 WIR
349 at page 354.
After referring to a number
of legal authorities in support of
his contention, the Chief Justice
in the Full Court judgment had
this to say:-
"What Mr. Hughes failed
to elaborate, was the fact that
in his judgment Warner, J. A.
had identified that historically
in Trinidad and Tobago, the
Courts of the first instance and
the Appellate Court enjoyed a
concurrent jurisdiction to grant
stays of execution by virtue of
statutory provisions akin to the
provisions of Order 46 rule 20
of our Rules of Court, up until
the year 1962, whereafter by
statutory changes the jurisdic-
tion .was veisted.exclusively in
the Court of appeal in that ter-

by Full


"I am unable to say that
that is the situation in Guyana
and that the dictum of Warner,
JA has any relevance or appli-
cation to the local circumstance
the provisions of Order 46 Rule
20 continues to confer a concur-
rent jurisdiction on our Courts
of first instance and the Full
Court to entertain applications
for a stay of execution with the
stipulation that such applica-
tions should be made in the first
instance to the Court below.
"I have not lost sight of the
fact that Mr. Hughes argues that

there wag compliance with Or-
der 45 rule 20 in that an appli-
cation for a stay of execution
was in the first instance made
in the Court below. I have ex-
perienced considerable diffi-
culty to bring myself to a con-
clusion that the provisions of
Order 46 rule 20 were satisfied
by the appellant.
"It is my considered view,
that at the time the application
for a stay of execution was
made before Justice Gregory-
Barnes .-it could not have been
made to the Full Court, since

the jurisdiction of the Full
Court had not yet been invoked
by the appellant.
"The Order of Justice Gre-
gory-Barnes made on April 9,
2003 was entered on May 11.
2003. The fourteen-day period
for the filing of the appeal
would have expired on May 26,
2003. The appeal was not filed
until May 28, 2003", the Chief
Justice said.
He explained, "An appeal is
not a matter of common right
but of special provision and a
party wishing to avail himself of
a right of appeal must strictly
comply with the provisions of
the statute giving such right".
After upholding the sub-
missions by Mr. Ramson and
refusing the stay of execution
sought the Chief Justice said
that he felt compelled to
thank Counsel on both sides
for their able-assistance in
the matter. "Our commenda-
tions go to Mr. Ramson for his
obvious preparation and re-
search and the thoroughness
of his arguments and to Mr.
Hughes for doing his best in
very difficult circumstances"
the Chief Justice disclosed.

The Ethnic Relations Commission


The Ethnic Relations Commission 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 with a good First Degree in the Social Sciences or
Humanities, and at least five years experience in conducting social
research are invited to submit proposals.

Further details may be obtained from:

The Ethnic Re!ations Commission
Lot 66 Peter Rose & Anira Streets
Telephone: 231-6473

Closing date for applications-Friday. February -16,' 20107 -- -


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ffrot ibiI had touredd a
idobie cet ny in Cialktia. In-
dia, Calcutla was the pon from
where most of the "bound coo-
lics" had embarked for British
Cricket was a social condi-
lion for the Indians of British
Guilan especially the expklits of
Rohon Kanhai: cricket cirdlowed
ithem with hope and the bal of
Knhai cardedithem thnouco
lonialisni and pox Imldepen-
dence trauma.
Listening to ratio commen-
tafy on eiekel was tneve "a
soi mnal experience".
"Sharing these experi-
ences with came-cutters, rice
framers, fshermep erdi-
nary village folk- enrich
my appreciation fnor the spo-
ken word, and eandwed n
with and eteal hility, -
unconquerable cmiusity, and
a love for life. It was indeed
a rich boyhood. Audt Iowe it
all mostly to the ma. from
Port Monrant, Rohan
Kanhai he said.
Such was his formative
years "India. cricket, wands,
books: these were slowly lodg-

ing in me". And politics and the
exploits of Cheddi Jagan must
be added to that list of influ-
ences shaping the life of
Clem Seecharan was an avid
reader, devouring literature in
such a manner as to fire his
imagination and inspire him
with the hope that he too could
write, turning him into a fore-
most historian of his time. In
2005.' he won the prestigious
Elsa Goveia Prize executed by
the Association of Caribbean
'Historians. That accolade was
the result of his early venture in
reading; he was only ten when
be started to cut out and store
newspaper clippings.
His early reading list is in-
structive. Around 1961. he
started remain ne Westa im
writers who were making a
warne for themseves in Land=
including Edgar MittelKotfer
and Peter Kempadoo, both
furomBerbice thetacdaltth os
men were from his own back-
yard meant a lot to his dream
of becoming a writer one day.
But "it was Naipaul, more than
anyone, who gave me the idea
that books could be written by





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Indians in the West Indies".
Around 1963, he was sitting
in a tree reading "Middle Pas-
sage" about "Naipaul's visit to
my part of British Guiana in
1960-61 and recognizing the
places and some of the people
he had sketched with such pre-
cision" when Seecharan's inspi-
ration gained momentum.
Solidifying that inspira-
tion were books by Indians
like "The West on Trial" by
Cheddi Jagan, a hero that
lost political power but re-
deemed himself by writing
the book, and "Blasting for
Runs" by Rohan Kanhai.
Seecharan was to read and
re-read many times over "Be-
yond a Boundary" by C. L. R.
James. Like James, Seecharan
started collecting data on cricket
in his formative years.
Wdl read, Seecaanm as oI
write well alsoThe Saolasitp
heprodaoeda mnloiCaibbeas
Hisem iaflhaWaE isaixy
of the Caribbean. Crickeat and
the British Wtst lsffMcs Marx-
dus y in Guyana, Ethnicity and
Politics, Slavery and the Shap-
ing of the Anglophone Carib-
bean, is prodigious and astomund-
Some of his publications
include India and the Shap-
ing of the Indo-Gayanese
Imagination, 1890s-1920s, Ti-
ger in the Stars: The
Anatomy of Indian Achieve-
ment in British Guiana.
1919-29, Bechd: Bound Cw-
le Radical in Brish Goma&

E i. Swhieteorig wrBit-
ter1950 in Palmyra, East Campnjes
rbi, British Guiana,1934 grow-

M Cplantation W anmg despite rdae
amnd Edoaifa i th e Making

tcahe nRd of the th mts.
Clem age Seecharan was borin

moved1950 i PaQuyra, East Collanje, in
Berbice, Britis Guiana, grow-

in New Amsterdam. Ar
in history a highly charged po-
litical and racial arena.
He also grew up in a sugar
plantation economy despite the
facbhat his family wake rice and
catte fkrzosm
At arestl16ess Seecharan-
moved to Queen's College in
Georgetown after attending
Berbice Educational Institute
in New Amsterdam- At
Queen's College, his interest
in history was extended. He
brought with him his love for
books and was not disap-
pointed with offerings"of the
city new books and local
journals. The political turbu-
lences of the city sucked me
in and he revelled in this new
A restless Seecharan ----
Please see page IX




ENTERPRISING Guyanese-Canadian Rita Burke makes sure a title is on the shelf.

Clem Seecharan
From page VIII
returned to Berbice to teach, this community work spurred him on. He went on to study
for an M. A. degree in Social Anthropology/History at Mc Master University, Canada.
In the 19S0s. he went to England vith a feui (tTS' dollars to his name but was able complete a
Ph. D in Histor at t[he Universrtv of Warwick
Seecharan declared he owes lus intellectual mobility to Professor David Dabydeen. Seecharan's
mobility is also due to the man' [arnina for research, his thirst for knowledge and the dissemina-
tion thereof.
That little lad who used to read in trees while tending the cows is now barking up the
right tree as the cows are coming home, fulfilling his dream, sustaining the dreams of oth-
ers like a tiger in the stars.
Seecharan, Clem & Birbalsingh, Frank editors 'Indo-Westindian Cricket'
Seecharan, Clem. In Sir Vidia's Shadow, Out of Historical Darkness.
'The Arts Journal' vol. 1 # 1
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From page V
"We do stock some but
frankly, it is hassle doing
business from the Caribbean
and I hope things improve in
that regard."
As with the Johnsons, who
were among the pioneers of
importing genuine handicraft
from Africa and the Indian sub-
continent, the Burke's carry
handicraft. They also do custom
picture framing.
What's the reading culture
among her regular customers like
these days and in Canada
generally? The multiplicity of
TV stations video and other
electronic entertainment has
surely cut into reading habits.
Not necessarily, says Rita with
a confident tone. "There is
buoyancy in reading culture. It's
holding its own."
In 2004, the Burke's
started Burke's Literary
Awards (BURLA) to honour
authors whose works fit in
with the store owners' overall
outlook. The store also
sponsors weekly book
readings from authors such
as Barbados-born Toronto
residents Austin Clarke and
Cecil Foster as well as
Rita (nee Ward), left
birthplace Georgetown in
1967 to study nursing in the
UK. In 1973, she joined
Sam, also a former teacher at
Sir Sandford Flemning, in

Canada. As with nearly all
Guyana-born people, she
still remembers "back home".
She insists on straightening
the Guyana flag among the
others on the shelf so that it
would look proper at photo
taking time.
They remember the
Johnsons well. In fact, they
would frequently shop at their
place. The Burkes still
have book reading and buying
habits they nourished from
young.. People are still buying
and reading books, they tell
you. Despite the other
attractions, people still haven't.
gotten out of the habit of curling
up with a good book and
satisfying their thirst for

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Foreign Exchange Market Activities

Summary Indicators

Not only immigrants
from places like Guyana
.Longer established white
Canadians wish also to learn
more about the "Third
World" to learn more about
new Canadians among them
and share their deep
traditions and'aspirations so
that all can work together to
make Canada an even better
place for all.
And one of the main
places in Toronto to find
exactly what they want is
Burke's Bookstore on
St.Clair Street West.
(Norman Faria is
Guyana's Honorary Consul
in Barbados)

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. Friday, February 2, 2007 -Thursday, February 8, 2007
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank ofBaroda 200.00 200.00 205.00 206.00
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 195.83 198.50 203.67 204.38
Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 201.80 205.08
BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00= G$200.75
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 147.50 157.50 168.67 173.83

C. Pound Sterling
Bank Average 338.33 360.50 376.83 38A'3.'.

D. Euro "_
Bank Avcrage 223.75 [ 244.40 253.75 263.84
E. Selected Cariconm Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
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Rate for Thur., Feb. 8, 2007
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JS= G$ 4.45 I year 5.39813 % Guyana(wgt.) 14.47%
ECS = G$ 67.73
BelizeS = G$ 94.38
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

Page IX

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

AT the end of a ramshackle
jetty where the Ganges flows
from India into the sea, a
small family group pays
homage to the holy waters.
The chief celebrant, head
swathed in a shawl, rings a bell
and chants prayers as he floats
an offering of flowers on to the
muddy waves.
A small girl hammers at a-
gong as an older ma-- unshaven
with a white vest and loincloth
- sounds a conch shell.
Down the jetty someone
hurls a deafening home-made
firework to create a fountain of
stinking mud.
The waters bring life but
here in the Sundarbans, the
world's largest mangrove forest,
the waters are also taking life
As sea level rises partly as
a response to climate change -
two islands have vanished from
the map.
Professor Sugata Hazra, a
stocky dynamo of a man, dis-
covered their disappearance
when he compared maps from
the Raj with satellite images. He
says 6,000 people have had to
be relocated here because their
land is underwater.
People like Bashunto Janna.
He is 81 now and says he has
not got long to live.
His family used to farm 85
acres on the vanished island of
Lochachara. Now they have one

acre in a village for displaced.
people on a nearby island,
which itself is under threat from
the waves.
The Sundarbans straddle
India and Bangladesh.
Here on the Indian side, the
Indian government is just about
coping with the slowly unfold-
ing crisis. Bashunto's adult chil-
dren may hanker for-life on the-
farm but at least they have
homes and paid work.
But Professor Hazra warns
that the way the sea is rising,
by the end of the century there
will not be thousands on the
move along this coastline there
will be millions.
The problem is com-
pounded by rapid population
growth in the Sundarbans is-
lands at the great delta in the
Bay of Bengal.

The islands are remote and
hard to access making family
planning and education all the
harder while more and more
families are flocking into the
most vulnerable areas to make
a living from the sea.
As the waters rise it is ex-
pected that they will submerge
the entire delta region, home to
the legendary Bengal tiger.
And scientists on the Inter-
governmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) are forecasting
that problems here will be made
much worse by more severe
storm surges, droughts and


changes it

India S poo

of the year at a crucial time
when crops are thirsty as well
as people.
Sangita and her family have
not heard of climate change -
they are focused on trying to
make their lives a little more
When I visited her the tem-
perature was-inthe-40s. I tried
to.engage her in a fantasy
speculation on what she would
buy if she had as much money
as people in the West.
But she could not think fur-
ther than a fan to cool her down
a little... oh, and maybe a fridge.
Sangita earns little and

the US and Europe that India
should join talks on restricting
One of the reasons given by
President Bush for America's
rejection of the Kyoto Protocol
was the absence of emissions
targets for the Asian giants.
India's politicians observe
the Texan lifestyle, compare it
with Sangita's lifestyle and con-
sider the president's demand
morally outrageous.
Some Indian politicians
think climate change is an
excuse by the West to sup-
press the economic boom
that is intoxicating this great

From Calcutta you can fol-
low the Ganges upstream to
witness climate change from the
other end.
I climbed 18 months ago to
the glacier that feeds the Ganges
- Gau Mukh, or cow's mouth.
A great rotting meringue shot
through with grimy Himalayan
It is an extraordinary jour-
ney especially on a festival
when pilgrim swamis are smear-
ing themselves with ash before
dousing in the icy melt waters
of the holy river.
The more extraordinary

when you see how much that
glacier has receded recently.
Glaciologists in Delhi think it
will not last the century.

The people living in the up-
per reaches of the river will be
worst affected by this change.
People like 60-year-old
. Sangita who lives only a few
metres from the fast-flowing
shallow river in a village just
where it hits the plains.
Her fellow villagers are suck-
ing the ground dry with the
tube wells they use to irrigate
their crops.
Many take water direct
from the river to supplement the
wells but if the glacier dries up,
so will the summer flow of the
That will leave millions of
people short of water for part

S- .-

CLIMATE change could eradicate villages in the
Sundarbans area.

pollutes little. The average In-
dian produces around a 10th of
the greenhouse gases of the av-
erage European a 20th of the
average American.
That helps to explain the at-
titude of India's political lead-
ers to the recent request from

So while the Chinese
government willingly joins
preliminary talks on a future
global climate agreement, In-
dia either attends as a silent
observer or does not attend at

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Region 3
Essequibo Islands / West Demerara

Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified road contractors to
undertake the under-mentioned work:

1. Construction of Road, Free and Easy, West Bank

Contractors are advised to visit work site before tendering. Valid
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should be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the
contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand comer, the
job to be undertaken and addressed to:

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Tender documents can be inspected at the Engineer's Department of
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to Friday. Prospective bidders can uplift Tender documents from the
Regional Accounting Unit at a non-refundable fee of $2,500 each.

Tender documents must be deposited in the Regional Tender Box on
or before 09:00h on Tuesday. February 13, 2007 immediately after
which there ;.vould be the opening. Contractors or their representative
may be present at the opening of tenders.

The Recionall Adclministration reserves the right to accept or reject any
tclldcr vilhoii gi i'Nl reasons.

Nandlall Ramkissoon
Regional Executive Officer
Region 3


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- Akon to headline Digicel Guyana Concert Wednesday

GRAMMY Award-nominated R&B and
Hip Hop singer Akon is headlining
Digicel's "Experience" concert this
Wednesday at the National Park in Georgetown.
The multi-talented superstar will be backed up by Jamaican
dancehall boy band T.O.K, along with an all-star local line up that
includes Adrian Dutchin and Jomo, Rajesh Dubraj, Malo and
Mingles Sounds.
"An "Experience" concert will be an experience," Digicel's Event
Manager Shelly-Ann Brown says.
Synonymous with Digicel's giveaways in the new markets it
has ventured into, the concert is just the kind of "firestorm" the

Jay-Z, The Game, Fergie, and John Legend.
The unstoppable Konvicted also scored a Grammy nomination
with the hit single "Smack That" being acknowledged in the Best
Rap/Sung Collaboration category. The charismatic star will also
be performing another big song from his new album, "Don't Mat-
ter," on Live With Regis & Kelly on February 28th.
In addition to this, Konvicted is the breakthrough album of the
year around the globe, rocketing towards platinum in the UK,
France, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand.
"Smack That" has already hit #1 in the UK, France, Australia
and New Zealand. With the success of his debut release, Trouble

and the #1 international smash "Lonely," AKON hi been ccr.iii ,,.
gold or platinum in more than a dozen countries.
Akon's life story has also become one.of the moii inspiraiiioial
music sagas in recent memory, turning his life around aftcr a sin1m
in prison by pursuing a career in music, notching an incredible toi;ll
of 5 million in worldwide sales thanks to the success of hin s 'iiimi.
debut album Trouble.
The prolific singer/songwriter/producer has performed hi,
two hit singles on the American Music.Awards, Jimmy Kimniit
Live and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, NI(C'
Saturday Night Live and The tonightt Show With Jay I eno.

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fasting growing telecommunications operator in the Caribbean wani%
to create here.
Shelly-Anne says Digicel would like to invite "the entire country" to
come out and have the Akon experience, but that is not possible, since
Guyana does not have the venue to accommodate the kind of mass crowd
it has invited in other markets. The National Park can take 25, 000 per-
sons, authorities there have assured Digicel, put she has indicated that the
number Digicel hands out tickets to could be less than half that figure given
security considerations.
No tickets are being sold for the concert. In the days leading
up to the concert, persons would be able to take part in a number
of promotional activities to win tickets. Starting Friday at Thirsi
Park, the first 3, 000 persons who attended the launch of Digicel
Mashramani band "Firestorm" would have been given a ticket each
Various radio and television programmes have been planned it
hand out the tickets.
Shelly-Ann says the concert starts at 18:00 h and last for
about five hours. She says the early time was planned because
Digicel wants families to come out to the event, as the con-
cert would be free of profanity.
That might be a long stretch, considering that one of Akon
biggest songs "I Wanna Love You", which has proved to be a main
stay on the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles charts. standiii.
currently at #5 after 18 weeks on the chart, contains an expletive
Digicel might also have hd to pin T.O.K down to a highly rL *
strictive contract. since the group's biggest song to date is the ccrn
troversial "Chi Chi Man" (Jamaican slang for homosexual) in 20011
which was a long running hit and drew fire from gay rights acti'
ists from the UK and outside of Jamaica.
So, Shelly-Ann has a task up her sleeve if, as she sa. ..
the concert will feature "clean performances".
Akon comes to Guyana on word that he will join Gwen Stehk.i,
on 38-city "The Sweet Escape" tour. The two collaborated recently\
on Stefani's musical gem "The Sweet Escape." the single and til!e
track to Stefani's new album.
Akon's sophomore masterpiece Konvicted continues its hold
on to the upper echelons of Billboard's Top 10 albums, coming in
at # 7 this week and capping an incredible two month run that sas'
the acclaimed effort debut at #2.
The CD garnered coveted platinum certification after onh five
weeks of release. Akon's two hit singles: Along with "I Wiann;i
Love You", his "Smack That' have proved to be mainstays on ile
top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, and "Smack That-" i.-
mains in the Top 10 for more than 20 weeks.
Sales-wise. Akon's Konvicted has outperformed cunreni CD !,
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ABHISHEK Bachchan was speechless on receiving a two crore
Blentle) car, the.official vehicle of the British royal family,
from his father as his birthday Monday.
One of the "Guru" star's closest friends who does not wish to
be named says, "Amit uncle is very proud of his son especially
due to his exceptional performance in Guru and is also happy about
hi, en -n.ement to Aishwarya Rai. Uncle knows how much Abhi
ad,.,re, cars. He has gifted him the best birthday gift of his life."
So v hat was Abhi's reaction on getting the.Bentley? "He was
speechlc-. for a few minutes, taken totally by surprise. Imagine
geLin' aj Bentley as a gift? Abhi had simply not imagined it in his
wi Id.c dreams for sure." tells us Jr.Bachchan's close pal.
Nbhi first took Aishwarya for a small drive in his prized gift.
*Thel R.a's too were given a ride back home in the white Bentley
ai... r I h, Birthday bash at Jalsa ended. Abhishek's best pal Sikander
Kher (son of actors Anupam and Kirron Kher) too enjoyed a ride
around the Juhu area where the Bachchans reside.
i Amitabh Bachchan played chauffer to the Rais when he picked
them ip and drove them to Jalsa for Abhishek's birthday party.
rI.: future father-in-law of Aishwarya Rai took the trouble to pick
up rct parents Vrinda and Krishna in his Lexus Land Cruiser after
wiI..!, it was Abhishek's turn to take them for a ride in his new
B '.I..
-.i Rs. 2 crore on road price, the BF.:il.., Continental Flying
Sp,..o the second most expensive car in the country next to the
1.1 :.. S C&las which costs a whopping Rs 3 crore. Abhi 's white
B ni.. Continental Flying Spur shows a Delhi registration num-
bpr. B g B apparently has purchased it from a Delhi showroom.
Nt many big shots in India are known to have a Bentley. The
wi b l, own owner who has let the world know he owns a -. ,i.
i'. i y "'.i ~ whose Continental Flying Spur has beep custom
i ..i. )r him i u Kingfishers Red and White.
ishek's good friend Sikendar Kihr arrived in his own
-ar. I was later one of the privileged branch who was allowed
o r: '- in Bachclian jr.'s birthday Bentley. Known as
AL;" :ek's "brother" Sikander Kher looked like he was ea-
gyrlt ;;. .',. .:; partying at the Bachchan house.
A cr baby Bachchan, it was the turn of Amitabh Bachchan to
he gil d with a new set of wheels. He was presented with a Rolls
oyc< by Viddhu Vinqd Chopra, the director of his next film,
V ldhu who is also the producer of the Munnabhai series
s id, mitabh Bachchan's performance has been simply stun-
ng Eklavya and I felt such an accomplished performance
dser d an extra special acknowledgment and what better
then Rolls Royce for him. He is very passionate about cars,"
said lhu Vinod Chopra.

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Guyana's pioneers in the reggae music industry, First Born told
the story of their success, and what it is that First Born really
standss for.

In November of 96', First Born started off with a group
if young men that wanted to make a change in the music
industry in Guyana. The acapella group was not always the
Troup that we see now, they have transformed and reformed over
he years to now be the great singing sensation they are today.

Froy Azore, recalled the first show that First Born performed at,
'it was the Freddie McGregor Show in February 97' where we
irst sang, that I think was the break through for us as a group".
fhe group of 7 sang their way into a new manager, for it was Mr.
NValter Fraser that was the promoter of the show, he heard the
/oung Guyanese talent and decided to take the group in hand.
-ittle did the group know that another member was about to join
hem just because of that same performance. "He was standing
n the crowd and heard us singing, he like the vibes so he came
cooking for us..." Trayon making reference to the new comer
-ambert Semple. "I like the sound of the brethren, and I said to
nyself, these men like what I like, so I'm going to be apart of this
'roup, so I went looking for them..." Lambert commented. "I
mcew three members of the group already, because they were my
schooll mates as little youths growing up, so it was easy for me to
oin the group"
?irst Born, not only took up the name First Born, because of the
'act that they were the first acapella group in the country, but it
lad more meaning to it. "We had an elder that was very strong i n
he belief of the "First Born", the "First Borns" to him was a
rure, sanctified person that had to succeed in life, Elder Garette
lot only said these things, but he also put it into practice by
finding out if the other members were the first born of their
parents" Troy explained. Surprisingly enough, each member
vas the first born of their parents, and they also had to screen
iew comers as well, that wanted to join the group. Lambert said,
'When I found the group, the elder asked me, are you the first
orn of your parents? Luckily Lambert was the first born of his
family, so he was quickly welcomed to join the group.

* only in Guyana but as well as Jamaica.
and they are continuing to bring out the
best in themselves as they continue to
right and produce record their songs under
the Vision Sounds label.

First Born has challenged themselves to
make it to the top right here in Guyana,
they expressed the fact that they are
grateful for the exposure and experience
they have gathered while out of the
country. When asked about their vision of
the group in the next 5 or so years, they
quickly jumped at the question; "The sky
is the limit!" Troy said, we're going to
continue to write our music, and keep
bring fresh lyrics to the Guyanese people,
because we got a mandate to raise the
level of Guyanese music and the industry,
that is rising as we speak. Trayon

continued, "we're here for over a decade
now!, and we have seen the improvement
of music and talent in Guyana, we are
encouraged to keep on being role models
for the youths dem that are now coming
up and that might want to make it big, our
advise to you is that you could make it
right here in Guyana."

They also took the opportunity to thank
.the people that helped them get to where
they are now, Troy went ahead to say,
"' ,'. e got to thank the Almighty, first
and foremost, for keeping us and helping
us to do what we're doing. To Mr. Walter
Fraser, for seeing us and believing in us,
and giving us support, and most of all the
people out there! Because if it wasn't for
them we wouldn't of made it this far, the
people are the reason for us being where
we are now."

The list of people was so long that we had
to cut it short, but how bad it would have
been forus not to thank GT&Tforall their
support and work that they have put into
us over the years, the group commented.
GT&T has made alot of things possible
for us, and they also have given us the
opportunity to represent them!, they went
onto to say. GT&T is a great company,
and we're glad that we are associated with

First Born has recently signed on to a
European distribution agency that will
start to spread their music later this year, a
tour of Europe is also in the making for
the Guyanese group in the near future.

:orever, Inspirationally Reaching Souls, Teaching Brotherhood,
Dbedience, Righteousness Naturally, the motto of the group,
wvhich also spells the name of the group, set the pace and
momentum for the kind of songs that they would be doing. "We
.vere at the time 4 in the group, because two of the members
)assed on, another migrated, and the other one went onto further
iis career in advertising, Troy said, and we were doing our songs
;trictly acapella. The question was asked why sing acapella?
Was it because you didn't have a band to back you? "We chose to
sing acapella because, in the music industry in Guyana, people
didn't want to be original, Guyanesejust waited for the rest of the
,orld to sing and bring out a hit so that they could sing it back,
commentedd Trayon, "we decided as a group. that we would sing
icapella and we would hold strong to make it in Guyana,
everybodyy else doing what the other people doing, but we want
o do this, so we did it!" That is how we started looking for
laulston. said Troy, Elder Garette before coming to First Born,
ready had a musical background, and before he passed on he
always spoke about Raulston Richmond, because Raulo as he's-
-ommonly known, used to perform in the 9 string band with
Elder Garette as a youth. Raulo is a good youth! He used to say.
nid because of "musical meshing:" the group decided to find
,aulo to add him to the group. "We had a good sound with the
our, but the harmony that we had before wasn't the harmony that
,ve were hearing with four people in the group. Troy explained.
;o we added Raulo to the group to get back that harmony that we
iad before.

The"5"TroyAzore which joined the group at 21. Trayon Garette
:ame along at the tender age of 16. Lambert Semple who also
joined at 21, Shawn i:: .... jumped in at 22 and Raulston
Zichmond who joined in 1999 at age 26. started making leaps
imd bounds in the music industry since ili Fraser took them1
v:cr. They irai elcd to Jamaica and 'ained a wcialhh of
novle.g, and adn.i' t.o their new siging c iecr iihh music. *
.Cein,' that t i,.Cl, :'" s s;.? eapcia.

x'vcrybody us-0d .1 ac us and sa., boy you .oto l n (. li .ou
0! to come ot o the coinitr to make it! Lamb.ex sid bin MwC
showedd them thai these Ihins can be done from right here. right
are in (u\ ana". sid strongly. irst Born mov cd on with Mr.
mrser to noM tak.- on a new I-.i i, i _. in their musii ic. '"''c were
comfortablee with Mr. Fl-rasr, because he showed that he wanted
o help us with the talent we have, and not control the message
hat we wanted to bring out to the people, said Troy. We're not
ibout the jumnfp up and sing thing, we sing to uplilt the people and
o be humble as we move on and up in life"

'We're brothers" said Shawn, the bass singer of the group. we're
reallyy close you knoxw. this is not a false thing, c're buddy pals.

The group is a multi-talented bunch of young inen. they write
heir own songs. individually and together, and they somehow
lave found it very easy to bring their thoughts together to form
he lyrics that they sing.The hit songs for the group, which arc
otininon household songs now, "How are we gonna survive".
'Boonce dem head" and Iritis have sweep the music industry not

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- Film as the New Teacher (Part I)


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TO MAKE this film successfully and it is made successfully -director Mel Gibson had to do
both serious and detailed research on the discovery and conquest of Mayan ciilisation b) Spain
in the 16th century.
There are man,, points which make Apocalipio outstanding and eftectite film-making Gibson
uses the right approach to telling the sior( of a youngg NiMaan man. hi. pregnant ,ife. young son. and
father \,ho are captured with their forest tribe by fierce and skillful v.arrior' of the developed temple
City (where elaborate pyramids and houses for tens ot thousands \\ere carved out of the jungle who
bring them there to be sacrificed to appease the Cull of the Sun God at a time of drought. hunger and
real violence, when Mayan civilisation % as in its final stages of decline, its greal era of kno%, ledge and
arii,]tr thousands. of sears behind t11
What makes Apocal\pto a profound statement on human lessons pre-Columbian Amriencan
ci\llisaiion holds for the re't of toda,'s- world. is the artistic .l\le or manner in which \\e are shon .a
,tor\ untolding both .er., reali-ticallh. and magically.
Belore looking :t both the horrific and beautiful implications of ihe ltor\. we ha\e lo ackkiov. ledge
the modern cre.iine tradimon of film-making that Gibson uses. especially, the unknown beautiful and
brilliant actor, and actresses of name Mayan origin, a, well as other South American racial mixtures
%%ho deliver unforgeniable performance,, in their own language. translated into English subtitle, on the
Indeed. thi-s film's success as an auhenltic recreaton of an original tropical American lifesl)le be-
fore progressive modern civilization arried. is achieved largely on the sophi-,licaied skills of the un-
known or obscure South American actors w.ho leae us sIunned and alienlne throughout ihe film
Gibson is not the firsI 10 use ordinaryo unprofessional actors leading a story. This approach %as
explored in the 1961r I by outstanding avant-garde European tilm director, like Anionioni. Godard. and
other,. Gibon ue, aLani-garde film techniques from both early 1940's and 50's Holly wood. and i96irs
Europe, technique', which placed strong %t\id emphasiis on structural scene arrangements, close focus
on objects shown with poetic slow motion, speed, and surprise, and extremely realistic detail for our
emotional reaction as a film audience.
Gibson uses movement to amplified heartbeats, primitive native rhythms from South America, and
prolonged camera focus on rapids, waterfalls, the mysterious jungle, wild animals, etc. Apocalypto i.
an instant classic because it understood the close relationship between the primeval value of unjaded
primitive culture, and sophisticated modern creative methods of exploring and revealing that life and
culture. :
Gibson's film also belongs to a modern Latin American film style that first emerged in the
1960's with the Brazilian "Cinema Novo" style of Brazilian directors like Glauber Rocha,
Leon Hirzsman, and others, who also advocated and practiced the use of many unprofessional,
untrained actors. By the 1970's another stunningly original avant-garde Latin American film
director emerged in Alexandro Jodorosky of Chile, who shocked the film-going world with his
masterpiece, El Topo.
A film which remains as fresh today as it was back then, because Jodorosky introduced a multi-
technical film style which combined stunning footage of South American landscapes, cool and merci-
less responses to human violence and suffering, erotic sensuality in the wild outdoors, mental pain,
beautiful flute music, profound human sympathy, and ultimately transformative magic.
It is these same qualities that Gibson uses in his film but focused on a more antique period of
South American history ttan El Topo. Both films succeed powerfully because they combined realism
and surrealism (the profound 20th century magical modern art style dominated by South American
poets, painters, novelists, and film-makers) to affect viewers physically, emotionally. and sympatheti-
cally. by visual arrangements of artistry and uniqueness.
By 1972. Jodorosky's:influence was felt on the exceptional European film-maker Werner Herzog
of Germany, who with a good understanding of South America's naturally magical qualities in its wild
landscapes. fauna and flora, filmed Aguirre, The Wrath of God. in Peru. Columbia. perhaps Venezuela
as well.
Aguirre was easily theibest film based on the real exploits of historical conquistadors, led by Aguirre
who became lost on the Orinoco and its tributaries in his search for El Dorado. The film shows in
brilliant scenes how Aguitre and his party slowly lose their minds in the magically changing terrain of
extreme climatic and terrestrial changes, becoming murderous lunatics.
Herzog, by focusing on the mad illusions that develop among the gold-hungry conquistadors in
their search for El Dorado, showed how the actual land we dwell on, and seek only to exploit rather
than nourish and preserve; can destroy us as a result of our blind egotism. Mel Gibson owes to Werner
lHerzog this same theme which he develops in Apocalypto. In Herzog's Aguirre as in Gibson's
Apocalypto. violence results among humans when they blame others and try to use others for their
selfish goals. or when they lose their sanity due to failed dreams.
The third South American classic film which Apocalypto also shares qualities with, is, Chac. of
1976. directed by Mexican film-maker Rolando Klein. Chac is another masterpiece of South American
cinema, and shows us the magical powers of Mayan civilisation, acted out by a drunken shaman or
w iseman. whose tribal people depend on him to cause much needed rain the droughted land.
Chac. like all these other South American films about the lessons of pre-Columbian and Spanish/
Portuguese colonial times, are essential for those interested in the best films about South Americ.i',
history of beauty. magic, and man's relationship to nature, and his fellow man and woman.
Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is an important and serious addition to this tradition of film-nmak-
ing that teaches us something about how humans can become the enemies of themselves in
their quest for power over others, and how they can survive in humility and reverence for
nature and fellow humans. (Look for Part II next week)

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' aithe Best or Ms. Elizabeth Bradshaw at
246-424-7731. Information can also be
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Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007 Page XV



crashes to Earth

WHEN the shuttle Atlantis
crew gets to work next month
on the International Space
Station, they won't be talking
to the astronaut originally
scheduled to serve as their
primary liaison with mission
Lisa Nowak, 43, a US Navy
captain who made her first
flight on the shuttle last year,
has a more pressing job on her
to-do list: defend herself against
a charge of attempted first-de-
gree murder, a crime that carries
a life sentence in jail.
Police say Capt Nowak
drove from Houston to Orlando
on Sunday. wearing a nappy so
that she wouldn't have to stop
for bathroom breaks, to con-
front a woman she allegedly be-
lieved was a rival for the affec-
tions of fellow astronaut Will-
iam Oefelein, a divorced fa-
ther of two.
On Tuesday, Nowak posted
a $25,500 bond, allowing her to
be released.
As a condition, she was fit-
ted with a tracking monitor to
ensure she would not have con-

THE astronaut flew aboard the space shuttle last July
THE astronaut flew aboard the space shuttle last July

tact with the woman she alleg-
edly considered her rival, Air
Force Captain Colleen Shipman.
Ms Shipman works at
Patrick Air Force base, located
just. south of Nasa's Kennedy
Space Center in Florida.

Capt Nowak, who has three
children, recently separated
from her husband of 19 years -
the space station flight director
Richard Nowak according to a
family statement released on
Tuesday evening.
"In spite of all the cheerful
Nasa publicity, the astronauts
are only human beings after all."
said Pat Santy, a psychiatrist af-
filiated with the University of
Michigan who used to assist
Nasa with astronaut selection.
"I'm sure it is shocking to
find out that they have un-
happy marriages. engage in af-
fairs. have problems with their
kids. act out in all sorls of in-
appropriate ways." Dr Sanly
wrote in her blog.
"The powers that be at
Nasa have always known that
astronauts are only human,
but over the years they have
managed to keep all the had
behaviour out of the spot-

flying in space "ignores the re-
ality of the human experience".
Dr Santy said Nasa pro-
moted and treated its astronauts
like celebrities.
She likened this "toxic"
culture to that of Hollywood
and Washington politics.
"It is not too hard to pre-
dict that they will behave just
like any other entitled superstar
(or politician)," she wrote on her
"[Nasa's] carefully con-
structed public image of astro-
nauts has come crashing to
But some astronauts have
previously spoken out about
their personal problems.

Buzz Aldrin. the second
man to set foot on the Moon as
part of Nasa's Apollo 11 crew
has talked extensively about be-
ing a former alcoholic.
In an interview wilh the
BBC in 2001, Mr Aldrin who
successfully ballled to recover
from his addiction admitted
that his celebrity staltl had
partly contributed to the prob-
You gain a degree of noto-
riety and y ou hegin nol 1o he

able to do things without people
knowing what you're doing,
you're more on show," the as-
tronaut said.
Mr Aldrin was paraded in
front of the world after his re-
turn from the triumphant
Moon landing. He explained:
"I felt imposed on, maybe by
these sets of conditions and I
guess maybe that led to a
sense of frustration and de-

According to police reports,
Capt Nowak, disguised in a wig
and hooded trench coat, ap-
proached the woman in a park-
ing lot at the Orlando Interna-
tional Airport early Monday
When the woman opened
her window slightly to speak to
Ms Nowak, the astronaut alleg-
edly squirted her in the face with
pepper spray. Ms Shipman
alerted a parking lot attendant,
who summoned police.
Police later found a knife,
rubbish bags, air gun, steel mal-
let, rubber tubing, gloves and
$600 in cash in Nowak's car and
in a bag she had tossed into a
rubbish bin in the car park.
"Murder was the plan," as-
sistant state attorney Amanda
Cowan said during one of
Nowak's two court appearances
on Tuesday.
In a statement. Nowak's

family said that
"these alleged
events are com-
pletely out of char-
acter and have
come as a tremen-
dous shock to -our
Nasa dis-
patched two astro-
nauts to Orlando '
to support Capt
Nowak in court.
"We're down
here supporting
her," said chief as-
tronaut Steve
Lindsey, who was
Nowak's com-
mander during her
July 2006 space-
flight. We're a
close family, and
we try to take care
of our own."
(BBC) CAPT Nowak made her first .court
appearance on Tuesday


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 13:30 hrs on Wednesday 14'" February 2007 at the Prison Sports Club, Camp
Street, Georgetown.



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


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






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 26.07


Public Auction will commence at 10:00 hrs on Friday 16'" February 2007 at the Mounted Branch, Police Head
Quarters, Eve Leary.


Thirty Seven

Fifty Five

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


i. Auction attracts a fee ot'3" of the purchase price.
ii. Motor Vehicles sold shall be paid for fully before the close of ollicial business on the day of sale.
iii. Motor Vehicles will be sold on "AS IS \W Il ER 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". o tllhe said price will be levied
for everyday in excess ol 'e\ cn (7) davs.
ix. Vehicles sold and not removed within one (I) month of sale \\ ill be disposed of.

Permanent Secretary
Ministrv of I l inme Affairs

light and pretend that there
is only the good. Somehow, I
don't think they'll be able to
pull that off this time
around," she added.

She explained that the no-
tion that astronauts possess
some elusive "right stuff" that
makes them special simply by
virtue of being selected, or by

Cmdr Oefelein trained with
Capt Nowak

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

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Page XVI

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Rare white

tiger triplets

born at

Argentine zoo
BUENOS AIRES iReutersi Three rare while tiger cubs delighted 'isitors
at the Bueno% Aires zoo on Thursday. tumbling in the grass of their enclo-
sure in their first public appearance since being born late last 3ear.
Zo.ukeepcr> said the birth ot the bluc-e.ed Bengal Iriplets represented an
Inipoir rai Luntribullori to it irigI the jdriinils fro-m c in i lntrlt'n
There aire ml'l about 25'1. not e'en 3iiII, janinlmas of this j,riel\ ii cajpilt it\.
,so e'beri birth in the Buenos Aires zoo cointributes t saying this itpe of Bengal
tiger." chief tieennaran Miguel Riitola told Reuter, Teleision r
Rtioita said the zoo', breeding record sholecd the iigers had e.actl\v ihe right
environment and diet. whichh includes 10 kg I 22 pounds of munton tmice a eek
as well js freh poullir meat d
\\ hie iger mother Bets ga\e binh to the cubs. mo females and one male on
December 23 but Thursda)y as, the first time zoo Lisitors were able to -se ihem.
\\hi[t ,Igetr are a genetic nationn tf the bener-kno, n orange Bengal ltger? ,
Between 5.111i-7,0i.ii) tigers lie in the ild. do\.'n from lii,. ii. t at the start of
the 2i.ith-cenLur\ Poaching. deforestation and o\er-hunting ot their natural pre\
hae hit heir number,
"There's a big part e'en time there's a birthday at the zoo." Ri'olla
said. "llt a step forward for the conservation project."

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007


The Bank of Guyana is in the process of recruiting suitably
persons to fill vacancies for:-


All applicants are required to attend a selection process on TUESI)1.Y,
FEBRUARY 13, 2007 at Bank of Guyana at 9:00 hrs. Successful
candidates will be interviewed immediately following the selection
process. Appl"-ants are required to bring along the following:
Written application (in applicant's handwriting)
Recent Police (_ laeranicc
Two uL-sittmiiii;ik
Birth certificate or Passport
Discharge certiiicaits (for persons with military or para-
military service)
Evidence of academic qualifications
Applicants should have attained a sound secondary school education.
Preference would be given to persons who have gained passes at the
CXC/GCE examination. A valid driver's licence and dr iing experience
would also be an asset.
The main ;l ihi include an attractive salary, vacation leave with pay,
coverage in group life. ;'"*' medical, group personal accident insurance,
pension schemes and special allowances. Applications should be
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you say what colour card does a new employee
ut an identification card has to sign, when
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ve January 1, 2007, all employees are required
i a R6 (Yellow Card)

e note that this applies to employees with or without
fiction cards.

)u have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call

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THREE white Bengal tiger cubs play in a cage at Buenos Aires' Zoo
February 8, 2007. A female white tiger named Betty gave birth to three
cubs on December 23,2006. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Sunday Ciionicle February 11, 20(m7


The EPA at Work

The Environmental Protection Act

TIS week we continue to ex-
amine the EPA's processes
and procedures. Our work at
the EPA is authorized by the
Environmental ProtectionAct
(EP Act) which was passed in
Parliament on 5 June 1996.
Let's examine this Act so that
we can better understand the
job of the EPA.

The EP Act represents the
major environmental law of the
country and is an essential in-
strument for sustainable devel-
opment and the improvement of
the quality life of Guyanese. It
established the EPA and sets
out the Agency's roles and func-
tions. The Act authorizes the
EPA to "take such steps as are
necessary for the effective man-
agement of the natural environ-
ment so as to ensure conserva-
tion, protection, and sustainable
use of its natural resources."
Other general functions of the

EPA include:

The EP Act gives the EPA
the authority to enforce against
persons who by their activities
impact significantly on the qual-
ity of the environment. The
Environmental Protection Regu-
lations (2000) developed under
the EP Act are used to enforce
against pollution. Biodiversity
Regulations are also being devel-
oped under the EP Act which
will be used to enforce against
activities that result in signifi-
cant depletion of biodiversity.

If any person, organization
or agency is planning to engage
in an activity, it must be as-
sessed by the EPA for its po-
tential impact on the environ-
ment. Based on such assess-
ment the EPA will determine
whether on not authorization

will be given for the activity to
proceed. The EPA has devel-
oped systems and procedures
for the effective implementation
of its authorization process.
The details of this process will
be given in a future article.

Under the EP Act the EPA
is required to promote and en-
courage a better understanding
and appreciation of the natural
environment and its role in so-
cial and economic development
Additionally, the EPA must also
promote the participation of
members of the public in the
process of integrating environ-
mental concerns in planning for
development on a sustainable
basis. This means that people
must be given an opportunity to
state their concerns about devel-
opment activity in our country.
This opportunity is available to
the public as part of the Envi-
ronmental authorization pro-

cess as well as through the com-
plaints process.

The EPA is charged with

the responsibility to coordinate
a programme for the conserva-
tion of biological diversity and
its sustainable use. Additionally,
the Agency is required to coor-
dinate the establishment of a
National Protected Areas Sys-
tem and an Integrated Coastal
Zone Management Programme.
Now that you are aware of
the important functions of the
EPA, you will no doubt wish to
learn more about them. Next
week we will take a more in-
depth look at the major func-
tions of the EPA and some sig-
nificant steps we have made to-
wards carrying them out.
You can also share your


ideas and questions by sending
your letters to: "Our Environ-
menf'", C/o EIT Dividon. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency,
IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG
GEORGETOWN. Or. email us
with questions and comments.

-I lia



Contractors and Suppliers are hereby invited to be pre-qualified for the supply of
Services to the Ministry of Finance inclusive of the Accountant General's
Department for the year 2007.
Services to be supplied are as follows:
a) Maintenance of Buildings
b) Maintenance of Electrical Installations
c) Maintenance ofAir Condition Units
d) Extermination Services
e) Sanitact Services
f) Maintenance of Computers
g) Maintenance ofAntennae Tower

Contractors are required to submit at the time oftendering the following:
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 the Company/Firm
the Certificates must reflect the name of the Company/Firm and not the owners.
2. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National
Insurance Scheme.
3. Record of past performance of works/services rendered.
4. Business Registration

Pre-qualification forms may be obtained from the Accountant, Ministry of Finance
Accounting Unit located on the middle floor of the Main Building from Tuesday 6,
February, 2007 at a non-refundable fee of $2,000.00.

Pre-qualification bids for each LOT must be separately enclosed in a sealed
envelope, bearing no identity of the Tenderer and should clearly indicate on the top
left-hand corner the LotTendered for.

Pre-qualification Bids should be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
And deposited in the Tender Box at the abovementioned address on/or before 09:00 h on
Tuesday, February 20,2007.

Pre-qualification Bids will be opened at 09:00 h on Tuesday, February 20,2007 in the
presence of Tenderers or their representatives who choose to attend in the NPTA
Boardroom at the Ministry ofFinance.

The Ministry of Finance reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Pre-qualification
Bids without assigning reasons) for such rejection.

Finance Secretary




1. The Regional Democratic Council, Region 6 invites tenders from suitably
qualified Firms/Suppliers to supply following items:-

(i) Dietary

(ii) Stationery

(iii) Cleaning and janitorial items:

(iv) Fire wood

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit,
Vryman's Erven. New Amsterdam, Berbice upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of two thousand dollars ($2,000) each.

3. Tenders can be submitted in a plain, sealed envelope, bearing no identification
of the tenderer and must be appropriately marked and addressed to the
Chairman, Regional Tender Board, Regional Democratic Council, Region
No. 6, Vryman's Erven. New Amsterdam and deposited in the tender box at
the above address not later than I10:00h on February 21.2007.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of tenderers or their representatives
immediately thereafter in the boardroom of the Regional Democratic

5. All tenders must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the
National Insurance Scheme and Guyana Revenue Authority.

6. The Regional Tender Board reserves the right to reject any or all tenders
without assigning any reason whatsoever and not to necessarily award to the
lowest tenderer.

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

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

Making and Using

Molasses Urea Blocks

as Supplem entary bycattle. It is
provide nitrogen

Feruminants. Its c
sprFead out oer

CATTLE production systems in Guyana
are pasture-based with some
supplementation using locally available
These by products are mainly copra meal, rice bran, wheat .
middling and molasses. In recent times, the amount of land available
for grazing and pasture has been reduced and also restricted because
of the increased exports of cargo rice and copra.
This has worsened the poor nutritional status of the cattle due
to the reduction in pasture.
Molasses, a source of high energy, may be used to offset some
of the deficiencies resulting from this situation. However, because
it is a liquid, some difficulties are experienced with transportation,
storage, handling and distribution.
Using Molasses Urea Block (MUB) can improve the utility of
this feed resource, not only by overcoming its handling and storage
problems, but also offering the opportunity to incorporate other
nutrients to improve feed quality.
The inclusion of urea and mineral in the block improves the
ability of the cattle to digest feed. The utilization of the urea in
ruminants, however, calls for care in order to avoid toxicity
The consumption of urea by animals must be limited and

progressive. A very special way of distributing urea to
ruminants is to mix it in the molasses to make Molasses Urea
Blocks (MUB).
MUB is a solid high-energy supplement containing nitrogen and
minerals for ruminants to be fed to housed or grazing animals on
low quality pasture. It is made from molasses, urea, and mineral
with a binder such as cement, quick lime or slaked lime.
It can never be a completed feed and must be fed along
with roughage. MUB allows for the regulated use of urea in a
limited and progressive manner. It increases the efficiency of
roughage utilization resulting in increased milk yield. It may
also improve fertility in animals where mineral deficiencies

The composition of the blocks can vary in accordance with the
purpose of the blocks, type of animal, type of production and the
season of the year. Other ingredients can be incorporated such as
poultry manure as a source of nitrogen and drugs for treatment
against parasites.
Many ingredients can be used to make MUB in accordance with
the availability, nutritive value, price, easiness of utilization and their
influence on the quality of the blocks. The ingredients used locally
are classified as follows:


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Have a happy and productive ye.,r! IBy now xou would have realized that we are in the cricket season, and the broadcast of one-day
rickeyl affects the time the IR I programme is broadcast. There is more One-day cricket on Wednesday 14' February and Thursday 15`'
February. 2007. On these days the IRI programme will he broadcast at 9:0 11m11. We know that this may cause some inconvenience, but
ou could choose to use youi CDs at times like Ihese. We wil! let y'm kni. shortly.
-N)ul arrangements lor broadcasts during Cricket World Cup 2007. Best Wishes- Implementation Officer

troladcists to Sc'hois w'.ill contiiue to be on a daii, l;i-!s. MonI1tdayi to Friday 1:30( 2:00i pni (rades 3 o.
-he last p)kog.aa mi il, I'hC aired on the 16i M;Iarch. 2017 Broalc;iasts to Schools Coordinatour

is a source of
can be digested
expected to
n likely to be
the feed of
consumption should be limited in quantity and
time in order to avoid toxicity and regulate
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the level on ammonia in ne rumen; this would aid in the better
degradation of the cellulose matter.

Molasses: Molasses is a source of rumen fermentable energy
source or carbohydrate. It is a palatable carrier for urea and minerals.
It is also a source of trace elements and some macro elements such
as sulphur, calcium, iron, potassium and a good source of B
vitamins. The taste and smell of molasses .are very appetizing and
make the block more attractive to the animals.

Absorbent: The primary function of the absorbent/fibre is to
absorb molasses, which is the major ingredient in the block. Wheat
and rice brans for example have various uses. They have good
nutritive value and provide energy, protein and phosphorus. They
also absorb the water obtained in the molasses and provide the block
with structure. The best sources of fibre are dried leaves from forage
trees such as Glyricidia spp., sugar cane bagasse, chopped hay and
rice straw. Before using fibre, it must be chopped into small pieces,
dried and passed through a 1-2 cm screen.

Salt: This is added both as a source of nutrient and to prevent
the animals from eating too much of the MUB. Feed blocks are
generally meant to be taken on a "little and often" basis. However,
some animals may consume more than is necessary at a time. This
may lea to urea molasses toxicities. High levels of salt tend to reduce

Binder: Agents that have been employed to hold other
ingredients together in the feed blocks are called binders. These
include; quicklime, slaked lime, plaster and cement.

The literature has indicated several proportional compositions.
The focus of table 1 will be on three different compositions.

Ingredients 1 2 3
Rice bran % 30 30 20
Molasses % 35 45 50
Minerals % 15 0. 0
Urea % 2.5 10 10
Salt % 2.5 5 10
Cement % 15 10 10.

Table 1: Composition of Different Blocks

The essential materials needed to make a MUB are: moulds,
ingredients, mixing equipment, scale, mixing pans/drums.
In making the blocks, the water: cement ratio is very
important, as it will determine the final quality of the block.
The quality of the water used depends on the amount of
cement. The ration is 100 parts of cement to 37 parts water
by weight. The following procedure should be observed while
making the MUB:
1. Weigh all ingredients
2. Dissolve the urea and salt in hot water
3. Mix urea/salt solution with filler/cement
4. Mix cement paste with molasses to uniform consistency
5. Line the moulds with plastic/paper
6. Pour mass into moulds and compact it
7. Leave for one to two days for blocks to harden.

The quality of the block should be: smooth and even with
the ingredients very well distributed throughout the block.
hard enough so that it is not easily squashed between the
fingers and resistant enough not to break when a person steps
on it.
The cost per block depends on the ingredients used, their unit
cost and the size of the block.
For further information on the making and using of MUB
please contact: N. Cumberbatch, Research Scientist attach to
NARI, Mon Repos, E.C.D.

WWF Guianas: 4

ae goMnr

Marine Turtles like mouth is used to rip or Because turtles are
S A WF Guianas is a non-profit Part 1 crush food. endangered, it is impor-
ILwG a S a n- & ,-All marine turtle species are tant that where possible.

envir o n me n a
organization based in
Suriname, Guyana and French
We are a sub-office of the World Wildlife
Fund International network whose primary func- .
tion is the protection of the world's wildlife
and ecosystems.C
WWF Guianas currently works on forest,
species and freshwater conservation. Its
species programme is designed to help
protect many of the region's endangered
and rapidly disappearing fauna and flora. ,
One species of very special concern are
marine turtles. As part of a conservation
effort, WWF Guianas is pleased to share
the following important information.
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Marine turtles have lied in
the oceans fur oer 100 mil-
lion ears. Their are an inte-
gral part of the traditional
culture of mnan\ coastal indig-
enous peoples throughout the
%iorld. including ihose in
Nlielane lurile ha'e J lur,'e
,hell calle.l :tI crapidcc o'ur
, _n 'n pa.iddle- Lke ippcr-, :ndl
likeill iepulles lungii l hicjih-
ng aii. 1 he chir.iacierilic heik-

Picture of a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) @ 2005 DaVid Fischer. http:l//

4ml e The fthniclelations Comniission

(kERC Vacancy

Public Relations Officer

The Ethnic Relations Commission invites applicants for the position of
Public Relations Officer.
Applicants must have a minimum of a.Diplomnia in Public
Communications, with five (5) years experience working in the print
and broadcast media and competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and
Power Point.

Closing date for applications Wednesday, February 12, 2007

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

Page XIX

experiencing serious threats to
their survival. The main threats
are pollution and changes to im-
portant turtle habitats, espe-
cialy coral reefs, seagrass beds.
mangrove forests and nesting
Other threats include
accidental drowning in fishing
gear, over-harvesting of turtles
and eggs, and predation of eggs
and hatchlings by stray and
wild animals on the nesting

action be taken to reduce
threats to the survival of
turtles. Everyone needs
to play their part.
Quiz: What can
people from coastal
communities, who live
close to nesting sites of
marine turtles, do to
protect these reptiles,
which are part of their

Further details may be. obtained from:

The Ethnic Relations Comrnmission .
Lot 66 Peter Rose & Anira Streets
Queenstown . '. ,.:
Georgetown '
Telephone: 231-6473 ,


Please send
answers to:
WWF Guianas
87A Ituni Street
Bel Air Park,

Page XX Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

The Passage
"What're you looking' at so down in the mouth about,
Tass?" Donald Thornton asked his wife. She was feed-
ing their three small daughters when he came home
from his meat-packing job, and her eyes met his with
an expression he hadn't seen before.
"Didn't you hear?" Tass said softly. "A little girl no
bigger than our Donna was raped this afternoon in front
of our building."
Donald Thornton now realized what he was seeing
in his wife's eyes: the same concern for their daugh-
ters' growing up in New York City's Harlem that was
worrying him sick. He put his hand on Tass's shoul-
der. "Start packing," he said. "We're getting' out a
After that evening in 1948, the family moved in with
Donald's mother in Long Branch, N.J. Donald got a
job digging ditches at nearby Fort Monmouth Army base
while Tass worked as a domesticc. Soon Donald found
a second job delivering home-heating oil at night, and a
third on weekends as a bricklayer's helper. The brick-
laying job paid only fifty cents an hour, but Donald had
a reason for wanting to learn the trade.
By the time a fourth daughter, Linda, arrived, Donald
had saved enough money to buy a building lot. Deed
in hand, he called on the president of the local bank.
"Sir," he said quietly, "if you have children you know why
I want mine to have a decent place to live." After the
men finished talking, Donald Thornton received the first
mortgage that the bank had ever granted to a black.

About the Passage
1. Read the passage many times for a good under-
standing of its story line and the writer's style. Read
again for Lee's words quoted by the writer. Of what
effect do you find the use of dialogue in this passage?
2. How would you describe the relationship between
Mr. Thornton and his wife, Tass?
3. Write down what you think might have happened
to the children if Mr. Thornton hadn't acted upon the
-concerns of the family.
4. Which characters have been mentioned but do not
appear in the story so far? Discuss it with your study
partners who have been following the series just as you
5. Is the passage familiar to you? What aspects are
familiar and what aspects are new? How then would
you conclude the story if you were given a chance?
How do you think the girls will perform, and will the
father's plan be as successful as he is implying?

Enhance Your Writing
Working Toward a Final Version Sentence

Let's look at editing to correct sentence errors. Be-
gin this stage by taking a careful look at your sentences.
Make sure that each sentence expresses a complete
thought in a way that is grammatically correct. When
\ ou are finished doing that, use a checklist to see
Shliether you have covered all loopholes.

Sentence-Editing Checklist:
-. Have I avoided sentence fragments?
2. Have I avoided run-on sentences?
3. Are all pronouns used correctly?
4 Are all ve .; :,s correctly?
c. Have I avc double negatives?
6. Have I avoided wordiness?

There is an edited paragraph below, compare the ef-
fort with the checklist above.
The edited paragraph:
Scientists who-are searching for clues about what
it -was that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs has
have debated various theories. One theory suggests that
dinosaurs became extinct suddenly *, After a gigantic
comet or meteor collided with the earth. The impact
spewed debris into the atmosphere. The sunlight was
-blocked for months. Temperatures dropped, ad many
species of plants and animals perished.

Note: -- Remove; -- Insert;
/ -- Lowercase; *, Add comma

You can only become a better writer to the degree
of effort at which you improve your writing. So please
be persistent and keep on editing your work. You can
encourage your colleagues and/or peers to do the same.
It should be good to know that all writers, even famous
ones work steadily at trying to improve their work in
many ways.

Use Collective Nouns

A collective noun names a group.

army, team, committee,
choir, (the) public, (a) pride (of lions)

You can consider collective nouns to be either sin-
gular or plural, depending upon the meaning you wish
to convey. If a collective noun refers to a group as a
whole, it is considered singular. If a collective noun re-
fers to the individual members of a group, it is consid-
ered plural. Note the difference in the following ex-
amples. You can start using collective nouns more fre-
quently in your writings, and become more comfortable
with using such nouns as either singular or plural words.

SINGULAR: The committee has been notified.
PLURAL: The committee have taken different
routes to the exhibition.
SINGULAR: The class likes to read poetry.
PLURAL: The class take their seats.

Identifying Collective Nouns

List the five collective nouns in the following para-

lAfter the crew of the merchant ship finish their
chores, they love to watch the sea. occasionally at
night a swarm of plankton makes the ocean glow softly.
3A young sailor watches in amazement as a pod of
feeding whales suddenly breaks the calm surface.
40nly a few days earlier, along the coast of California,
the sailors had spotted a herd of sea lions frolicking in
the waves. 5The varied population of the sea never
ceases to delight the young sailor.

Group Work Summary Writing

Summarise the plot of a short story you read or a
movie you saw recently.

An ambassador is an honest
man sent to lie abroad for
the good of his country.
Sir Henry Wotton-1568-1639-Written in the
album of Christopher Fleckmore (1604)

Here is what you have to do:
*Describe the setting, point of view, and the main
character's problem.
*Explain the important events up through the climax
and resolution.
*Do not include personal opinions of the story.
Be certain that everyone in the group contributes to
the editing. Please note that one of the rules of sum-
mary writing is the non-admission of personal opinions.

Solution to "Making sure Subjects and Verbs
agree in Person and Number"

1. Scientists from all over the world are studying the
effects of climate changes. 2. The dentist, in addition
to many of his colleagues, believes that severe climate
changes give rise to tooth aches. 3. An ice age thou-
sands of years ago probably was responsible for migra-
tion of early people. 4. Perhaps the poisons slowly
building up in the oceans' vegetation were the cause of
lobsters disappearing. 5. A definitive answer to this
question, as well to the reason for white whale migra-
tions, continues to elude scientists.

Solution to "Proofreading Exercise"

lSamuel Palmer (1805-1881) was the son of a book-
seller, who lived on the outskirts of London. He
showed an early talent for painting. 2By the time he
was fourteen, he already had works accepted by the
Royal Academy in London. 3At the age of seventeen,
he met the artist, John Linnell, who encouraged him
to study European art. 4Linnell had a strong personal
and professional influence on the young man and Palmer
married Linnell's daughter in 1837. 5The relationship
between the two men became difficult, however, be-
cause of Linnell's bossy and violent personality.
6Landscapes were Palmer's chief interest, and he
painted them with a keen eye. 7He filled his note-
books with detailed drawings that expressed a deeply
spiritual view of nature. 8His view of life was strongly
influenced by his friendship with William Blake, the vi-
sionary English poet and painter. 9Unfortunately, when
Palmer died, many of his early sketches were destroyed
by his son.
10"Early Morning" was found among the few early
sketches of Palmer's that were not destroyed., lln one
of his paintings, gentle landscape is depicted early in the
morning. 12Palmer has drawn each leaf, stone, and
hillock with care and precision. 13Rounded shapes pre-
dominate; some examples are the oak tree on the left,
the cottage roof behind the wheat fields, the sloping hills,
and even Palmer's signature at the bottom of the can-
vas. 14In a hollow below the tree, sits a group of
people. 15Some critics believe that the rabbit might
symbolize the abundance of nature.
.".t' >:.1"t-." i t '

Page XX

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

Sunday y Chronic-leFe rcaIy T ,11 07-OOT

P-ae 'XXI

Brief Introduction to
Guyana's Draft
Biotechnology, Biosafety
& Biosecurity policy

Part 8






Components of Guyana's National Biosafety
Framework and Draft Biosafety Bill

Following our review of the draft national biotechnology,
biosafety, and biosecurity policy and related national biosafety
framework, we now provide a concluding overview of the harmo-
nization and synergies between the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,
the Draft National Biosafety Bill and global best-practice require-

Policy requirement of the Cartagena Protocol

In the context of requirements of both the Protocol and global

best-practice, our drafts, as discussed in this column over the past
seven articles, provides for a draft National Biotechnology, Biosafety
and.Biosecurity Policy. In this regard, Guyana's policy framework
may be considered all-encompassing, taking into account other ex-
isting policy instruments in the sector. To this end, Guyana now
has policies covering the entire scope of global best-practice in the
following sectors:
o Biotechnology;
o Agricultural production;
o Food production and/or food safety;
o Biosecurity and/or quarantine and including bioterrorism;
o Biodiversity conservation;
o Environmental protection;
o Science & Technology; and
o Sustainable development.

Biosafety and Biotechnology Regulation re-
quirement of the Cartagena Protocol

Another important requirement of both the Protocol and global
best-practice which we have attempted to thoroughly cover in our
pre-legal drafting, project coordination guidance Draft Biosafety Bill,
is the aspect of a comprehensive regulatory process or regime for
GMOs and their related products and technologies.
We have proposed that the Bill include some aspects of the
emerging bionanotechnologies and synthetic biology (the laboratory
creation of entirely new DNA and proteins, among others). To this
end, we believe the details of the proposed draft Bill adequately
cover all of the following requirements and global best-practice in
terms of the structure and required technical content of any pro-
posed biosafety law in Guyana:
General Provisions:
a. Objective of the Biosafety Bill
b. Scope of the Biosafety Bill
c. Definition of terms [the draft bill includes some forty defi-
nitions, several of which will be the first in the annals of the nation's
laws and so harmonized with regional and global legal instruments.,
Agreements, and Treaties such as CSME and WTO].
d. Institutional arrangements
e. General Obligations
Operational Provisions
a. Contained use 'of modern biotechnology products -
b. Experimental environmental release of modem biotechnol-
ogy products GMOs ;.
c. Placing on the ii~rket/commercialization (including food
and feed)

d. Import/export/transit of modem biotechnology products
- GMOs
e. Decision-making procedures in biotechnology and
biosafety-related issues
f. Mechanisms for public participation in biotechnology and
biosafety-related issues

Other Legal Elements required by the
Cartagena Protocol

In addition to the above, the Draft Biosafety Bill takes into
account some other proposed legal elements for biotechnology and
biosafety regulation such as:
Please turn to page XXII


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for the Proposal of

Biometric Time & Attendance System and
Related Services.

Closing Date for TenderwillbeThursday, February 22,2007.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifte, from Purchasing
Manager-General at the address below from Monday, February 5;

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, EastCoastDemerara:
Telephone: 592-222-3161:3162
Fax: 592-222-3322

Alternatively, this tender ,document can be downloaded from
GUYSUCO's Websitq, kindly click'on


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably
qualified Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for the
supply of:

1. Fertiliser, part requirements for 2007.
2. Agro Chemicals, part requirements for

Closing Date forTender will be:
Thursday, February 22, 2097.

Tender Package con b-e purchase: and lifted fro
Purchasing Manager-Field at the address below iron.
Thursday, Fe.bruary 01,2007:

Materials Management Department
Factory Section
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910,3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322
The Tender do.cumerin can be downloaded from UdYSUCO's Webtsie cri
htir://ywww.ou.jiuco.corn aid clicking on "invit tion's to ender"



The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for the supply of the
following separate tenders:

> KWT Flap Valve And Weir Penstocks For Hope,
Groenveldt, Skeldon And Uitvlugt Navigation
> Miscellaneous Mechanical Equipment for Wales
Generator Set
> Variable Speed Drive and Motor

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender Packages can be purchased and uplifted from the Purchasing
Manager Factory at the address below:

Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Materials Management Department
Factory Section
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910,3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322
Alternatively the Separate Tender Documents can be downloaded
from GUYSUCO's website at /lttl//w!i.A'suco.conm and
clicking on "Invitations To Tender".

Sunday Chronicle February 11, 2007

Elements of

Harmonization of the

Proposed Bill the Protocol

From page XXI
o Information & public participation
o Monitoring
o Enforcement
o Offences and penalties for unauthorized and/or misuse of GMOs and related products
o Confidentiality to cater for details of patented biotechnology processes
o Liability and redress in the event of any unforeseen adverse effect of GMOs
o Transition period
o Labelling & traceability of GMOs and other recombinant DNA biotechnology products.

Administrative System for Biosafety Regulation requirement of the
Cartagena Protocol
The draft Framework and related Biosafety Bill identify the national Competent Authorities re-
sponsible for receiving and handling requests for GMO and recombinant DNA biotechnology research
permits for import, export, domestic use, including placing on the market, intentional introduction into
the environment, field trials, contained use, transit, among others.
Additionally, the proposed biosafety regulatory framework for Guyana outlines both the adminis-
trative and legal systems, and procedures for handling notifications and requests for GMO and recom-
binant DNA biotechnology research permits. A system for GMO and recombinant DNA biotechnol-
ogy risk assessment has been elaborated for local use and application.
Invariably, difficult and technically sound decisions inclusive of public participation and related
ethical imperatives. As a result of this expectation a legal requirement for the decision-making process
has been articulated in the drafts. These make room for appeals by both applicants and interested
parties and civil society.
Guyana's obligations to multilateral trade agreements such as the WTO make it imperative for a
transparent and fair national biosafety "-gal system. Biotechnology is going to remain with us as an
important aspect of modem technology, human advancement, and trade in the emerging global

Mechanisms for public awareness, education and participation requirement
of the Cartagena Protocol
The draft Framework and related Biosafety Bill identify mechanisms for public access to informa-
tion on GMOs and related products by all Guyanese and caters for the establishment of a national
biosafety clearing-house mechanism in addition to a proposed CARICOM and/or CARIFORUM re-
gional biosafety clearing-house mechanism to complement the global clearing-house at the Convention
on Biological Diversity Secretariat.
The Bill requires public involvement in the decision-making process for the use of GMOs and
recombinant DNA biotechnology as well as aspects and products of bionanotechnologies based on
DNA in Guyana. And it caters for the establishment of the Biosafety Awareness and Education Com-
mittee to be established within the National Biosafety Authority Secretariat when established.

Systems for follow up requirement of the Cartagena Protocol
Both the proposed administrative and biosafety legal framework meet the Protocol's requirement
for the monitoring GMO and recombinant DNA biotechnology research for import, export, domestic
use, including placing on the market, intentional introduction into the environment, field trials, con-
tained use, transit, among others, for ascertainment of their environmental effects and effects on hu-
man, animal or plant life or health, if any, within the legal boundaries of Guyana.
The proposed administrative and biosafety legal framework provide a mechanism for enforcement
of the biosafety law, and regulations thereto, to ensure compliance and establishes a mechanism for
Offences and Penalties. The draft Bill proposes that a willful introduction of any GMO and other
bioterror agents into Guyana is a serious criminal offence.

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ARIES -- Becoming closer to someone else is a very rewarding sensation for you
right now, but it could also be negatively affecting your sense of independence. This
is a natural dilemma that you should be aware of, not a problem you should run away
from. You are going through a wonderful transition in your life, and today is a good
day to look for balance between the life you led alone and the life you will lead in
partnership with someone else.

TAURUS -- If someone is pushing you toward a certain action right now, it is
in your best interests to push right back. There's no need to make a big issue
) about it, just firmly state that you are going to follow your own plans, and
that's that. Your power is your own to retain, so don't be too willing to give it
up. Even if you're in a tough spot and would like someone else to make some
of your difficult decisions, you have to handle everything on your own right

GEMINI -- This day will have a powerful current of energy running through it, and
you can either hop into your little boat and ride it, or stay on the shore and admire
the other boats. Forget any notions about paddling upstream -- instead, you're going
to have to wait for the tide to turn. Plan modest activities today, and accept the fact
. that, for now, other forces are in control. But keep in mind that it is your right to opt
out if you don't agree with what is going on.

CANCER This day might be an extremely busy one for you, but it doesn't have to
/ be all work and no play! There's nothing wrong with adding a little fun to a humdrum
' situation -- you don't have take things so seriously. Just tossing out a few clever
jokes here and there will make busywork more interesting -- or if a droll pun occurs
to you while you're in line at the market, don't keep it to yourself! Making these
connections with other people is important.

LEO -- This day might be an extremely busy one for you, but it doesn't have to be all
work and no play! There's nothing wrong with adding a little fun to a humdrum situa-
tion -- you don't have take things so seriously. Just tossing out a few clever jokes
here and there will make busywork more interesting -- or if a droll pun occurs to you
while you're in line at the market, don't keep it to yourself! Making these connec-
tions with other people is important.

VIRGO -- There seems to be a little snag in your plans today -- for whatever reason,
you will not be able to move as quickly as you want to at first. Early on in the day,
try to be especially observant about what the people around you are doing. They
might be creating an obstacle for you without meaning to. A small word to make them
aware of what you are trying to do will resolve the situation. Invite them to join in on
what you're doing, and they'll respond very well.

LIBRA -- Try to be as expressive as you can today -- unleash your emotions and let
the whole world know what you're feeling! Wearing your heart on your sleeve can be
quite charming, especially when you want a certain someone to get to know the real
you. Step out of your businesslike mode and get down to real feelings and honesty.
Timorous conversations will leave you yawning -- you need debate, vulnerability and
revelations to feed your mind today!

SCORPIO -- If you've been feeling a bit bored with your life lately, today it's time
' for you to take a small risk (but nothing too radical). Put yourself in a situation where
you could be rejected or come out with less than you put in. This is not a day to
spend all your money on lottery tickets -- but maybe it is the day to ask out some-
one who has been giving you the eye, to try out a new hairstyle, or attempt to whip
up a gourmet dinner.

SAGITTARIUS -- Your friends' warmth will keep you in a very jovial mood today.
You are gaining a whole new level of appreciation for the richness that your friend-
ships bring to your life, and today will offer you a few opportunities to show it.
Now is the time to splurge on a gift for a friend's birthday, especially since this per-
son never holds back when it comes to you. So upgrade your gift idea to something
that will really impress -- make your friend feel as special as she or he makes you

CAPRICORN -- This day will bring you an unexpected gift: the chance to get to
know someone new. Through events that are beyond your control, you will come
face-to-face with someone whose beliefs and behaviors are a lot different from yours.
This person has a lot to teach you, but don't worry -- there will be nothing resem-
k bling a lecture. Through enjoyable banter, you will move toward new levels of en-

AQUARIUS -- A friend's celebration -- for instance, a birthday party or an anniver-
sary dinner -- is going to become your responsibility today. You may want to pass
the buck, but you mustn't. It's time for you to prove your value as a friend by taking
on the task of organizing this event. Embrace this challenge. After all, you love this
friend and want him or her to be happy, right? Your efforts will almost certainly be
greatly appreciated (and if they aren't, you will have learned an important lesson).

PISCES -- Try to pay more attention to any young adults or teenagers in your life
right now. You make a very good role model, and you have some interesting ideas that
they would benefit from. If all the kids you know live far away, get in touch by e-
k mail or by sending a card. Just make sure that you are somehow present in their lives.
They have some things to teach you, too -- and as the adult, you need to be the one
to open up the lines of communication.




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THE name is "Flaour- Bringing Sevy Back".
With two swimsuit competitions lined up, former Miss
lanmzome and Miss African Heritage Eletha Stewart and Michele
Cole male model Andrew Harris are hoping their dreams of a
fantasy pageant comes through.
Stewart and Harris are the names behind the Miss Region
Four Fantasy Pageant and Fashion Explosion, for which they
have an April 1 billing with the Red House, Kingston,
Georgetown. The Stewart/Harris collaboration is called "Flames
And it's no April Fool joke that they are putting two swim-
.ur competitions into the pageant. One segment would feature
"regular" swimsuits, while another would feature "fantasy swim-
suits", Harris says.
We hear sassy designer Olympia-Small Sonaram is designing the
swimsuits. Now that's a guarantee of a steamy hot display!
The pageant would also see the delegates, eight in all, com-
peting in introductory, evening gown and intelligence segments.
Harris promises a sizzling introduction, with the girls dressed
as teasing cheerleaders strutting their stuff on the runway.
The show will also feature an All Male air brush shirt col-
lection, Harris reveals.
Designers for the show include Michelle Cole and her beau
Trevor Rose, Derek Moore and Barbadain Kathyanne Innis.
The winner gets a cash prize of $50, 000, a trip to Trinidad, and a
host of beauty products and services. The winner will also be an au-
tomatic qualifier for the Miss Guyana World pageant.
Tickets for the show are priced at $1000, or if you could
afford it, there is a VIP section that would serve up delicious-
"finger foods" going for $2, 500.
Today, we feature seven of the eight delegates.

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Susan Hoacne. zu
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Cookery Corner
,) Welcome to the 438th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
Weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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2 cups chopped tomatoes or one 14 ',1 ounce
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I tbsp. grated fresh ginger
It isp. mustard seeds
I tsp. ground coriander .
I tsp. lVDI Curry Powder
I .4 tsp. Chico Blick POwdeir
- 4 cups vegetable broth' or-chicken broth-

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potatoes. undrained tomatoes. iand chick pcea.,
Sprinkle the gingrci, mustard seeds, coriander.
INDI Curry Powder and Chico mfllck Pepper'.
over vegetables. Pour vegetable broth or chicken
broth over all.
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or on high-heat setting tor 4 to 5 hours. l.adle icnito
howls and sprinkle \ith tl cilantioo i desired.

I 1/4 dry green split peas
I small meaty ham bone or 2 smoked pork
1 cup coarsely chopped onions (2 medium)
I cup coarsely chopped celery
cup coarsely chopped carrots (2 mCediuon)
I bsp IND Cury Pouder
I tbsp fresh thyme or 1 t>p dried thyme
I bay leaf
5 cups chicken broth
I cup hal' and half'or light cream
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31/2 to 5 quart slow cooker. And the ham bonec
or pork hocks, onion. celery. Carrots.

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ACTOR Salman Khan has a huge fan following and this was reiterated!
once again recently when he went to Dubai to inaugurate a shoe store for a
friend. Sources reveal that around 40,000 fans waited to catch a glimpse of
their favourite icon at the store. In spite of Salman having reached Dubai
very late, his fans did not budge and thronged the streets, stood on rooftops ,
and shouted at the top of their voices, vying for the star's attraction. The
actor too appeared to be touched by the gesture. ,
But it also put the actor in jeopardy. Sources reveal that the crowd w as so
chaotic that Salman couldn't get out of his car. The host had to finally take Salman
through the back door of his store and wait for the crowd to calm dow n Since
the fans couldn't get a glimpse of their icon, they went berserk and it w as heard
that the Salaam-E-Ishq actor had to finally leave the store without inaugurating it.
This is not the first time that Salman had to face such chaos due to his fans '
Last year too, he faced a similar situation in Dubai when he went to Inaugu-
rate his friend Bharat fhakur's yoga classes. However, Salman managed to miau-
gurate the classes. Salman, who is currently in Dubai, will be performing at some _
concerts with his family and on weekdays, he will shoot for David Dhawan's.
Partner along with Katrina Kaif. He is concerned about the delay in the concerts
and is making every effort to get his schedules back on track.
In Partner, Salman plays a love guru who is highly experienced in mat-
ters relating to romance and girl-wooing. Govinda, on the other hand, plays
an innocent inexperienced man who takes advice from the love guru to ro-
mance Katrina. (BoHflywoodWorld)

Fx s dio Fats talk of

"Borat" sequeC on ice
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) Before Borat fans
start giving each other high fives, 20th Century Fox wants to
make 'clear that the boorish Kazakh journalist is not headed
back to the big screen just yet.
Hours after News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch told
reporters on Thursday that British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen
had signed a deal to make a sequel to his hit movie "Borat: Cultural
Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of
Kazakhstan," a studio spokesman said the idea was merely under
"We're eager to work with Sacha again, and we've had ca-
sual discussions about a sequel, which we'd love to do, but at
this point, it remains too preliminary to discuss," said Chris
Petrikin, a spokesman for News Corp.-owned 20th Century
"Borat." a faux documentary starring Cohen as a cluelessly of-
fensive Central Asian journalist on a road trip across America, was
a surprise box-office sensation last year. grossing $248 million
worldwide. I
It earned an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay. and
Cohen a Golden Globe for his performance as the wild-eyed Kazakh
TV personality in a rumpled suit spouting catch phrases like "high
five" and "sexy time!"
Box-office success and awards to match virtually guarantee a
sequel in Hollywood, and earlier on Thursday, Murdoch said the
comedian had already signed a deal to make a "Borat 2.'"
"He's signed up to do a sequel for us," Murdoch said atia
media conference sponsored by McGraw-Hill, without giving
details. But the subsequent statement from Fox suge-sted
Murdoch had jumped the gun.

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Australia's oldest rugby league and photos, a
clubs, the South Sydney! would even asl
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women after his wife Danielle
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showed fans were uncomfort-
able going to games with girls on
the sidelines dressed in skimpy
green, red, white dance cos-
"It makes women uncomfort-
able and it makes blokes who take
their son to the football also un-
comfortable," Crowe told Austra-
lian media. "We've talked to a lot
of people and everyone sees it as
being progressive." I
Crowe, a long-term
Rabbitohs fan. bought the cash
and win-strapped club in 2006
with Peter Holmes a Court, the
scion of one of Australia's
wealthiest families.
The actor, who in 2005
pleaded guilty to throwing a
faulty telephone handset at a
hotel concierge, said. wife
Spencer liked the idea of per-
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stars argue over

who's bigger;

WHO'S bigger in Bollywood, icon Amitabh Bachchan or
younger rival Shah Rukh Khan?
The two movie stars have been slinging quotes back and
forth ever since Khan said recently that the older legend's time
was up. "I am sexy, smart and young. That was his century;
this is mine," Press Trust of India quoted Khan as saying.
"Let's see what happens to (Khan) after 35 years,"
Bachchan retorted in Sunday's PTI. He dismissed talk of any
rivalry. "Whatever he says is correct. I am old and he is young,
and I agree he is smart and sexy," Bachchan said before going
on to question Khan's future.
Affectionately called the "Big B," Bachchan, 63, has a mas-
sive fan following among South Asians and has acted in more
than 150 movies in a career spanning more than three decades.
Khan, 41, is one of the Bollywood's biggest heartthrobs of
the past decade and one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian
movie industry.
He has acted in nearly 60 movies, including the hits "Kabhi
Khushi Kabhi Gham" ("Some Happiness, Some Sadness"),
"Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Na" ("Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No"),
and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna ("Never Say Goodbye").
Khan recently replaced Bachchan as host of India's
most popular TV program, "Kaun Banega Crorepati" a
game show based on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
Early ratings appear to indicate the elder superstar had a
bigger following.

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