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


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

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BERLIN, (Reuters Life!) Germany's carnival capi-
tal, Cologne, has announced a steep rise in fines
against urinating in public before this year's fes-
tivities that double the size of the country's fourth-

largest city to over two million I1
A spokeswoman for the Coldgne municipal authorities,'brac-
ing for 1.3 million revellers at Euripe's biggest carnival parade, said
the fine would be nearly tripled to 35 euros to prevent a repeat of
last year's mess when 500 were cAught in the act:
"Even though women drink just about as much as the men,
they wait their turn in line at the portable toilets while men*
just go anywhere," she said ahead of the annual carnival cel-
ebrations in mid-February.


Fresh emphasis

this year on

local government
RENEWED emphasis will be placed on the local government system this year as efforts are being
made to forge a partnership with local government bodies which will be characterized by greater
flexibility and autonomy in the conduct of their affairs, according to Finance ... Page three

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BANDITS TARGET: Dhanraj Kurmiah and his wife Niroajnie
pondering their fate yesterday. (Quacy Sampson photo)

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 4, 20(

Cops hold two after Annandale robbery

By Shirley Thomas
FOUR armed bandits Friday
night struck at the home of
Annandale, East Coast
Demerara. businessman
Dhanraj Kurmiah and his
wife Niroajnie, wounding the
couple and carting off some $2
million in cash, jewellery and
other valuables.
Police were yesterday ques-
tioning two porters working with
the Kurmiahs, who own a fishing
business and retail fish at Linden
on Tuesday and Thursdays.
The porters who had trav-
elled from Linden with the
couple Friday night, were with
them when the armed and
masked bandits pounced, the
couple said yesterday.
After spending more than
fifteen minutes terrorising the
couple and ransacking their bed-
room on the upper floor of the
two-flat building, the men es-
caped on foot with their booty,
The beleaguered couple told

the Sunday Chronicle they had
just returned home from Linden,
tired after being out of the home
since Thursday night and sell-
ing fish all day Friday.
Dhanraj said that it was
around 21:00h when they got
out of the truck and his wife,
who had the proceeds from the
day's sales in a bag strapped
around her waist, opened the
door and entered the house.
He said he was behind her,
and as he was about entering, a
man, masked and armed with a
gun, pounced on him while an-
other, armed with a cutlass,
thrust himself against the door
and used the weapon to keep
the door open.
Dhanraj said he then ob-
served that there were four of
them three armed with guns
and the fourth with a cutlass.
The men started beating him
and his wife on their heads with
gun butts, asking "Whey de
money deh?" and demanding
that they hand over all the cash.

MUlBtHY CtNI-t: mte nouse or me couple at Annanaale

He said he and his wife fell
to the ground under the blows
but the men continued to
terrorise them.
They trampled the woman
with their feet, instructing them


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to be quiet, or they would kill
them, the husband said.
Bleeding from the head, and
fearful for their lives, the ner-
vous couple said they complied
and handed over the money
which Niroajnie had in the bag
strapped around her waist.
On collecting her bag with
cash, the men enquired how
much was in it. When told that
it was about $6,000, the bandits
demanded more cash, and
pointing a gun at Dhanraj's neck,
again insisted that they be quiet
or be killed, since they (the
armed men) had come to kill.
The two said they begged
for their lives, telling the men to
take whatever they wanted and
To this, they ordered
Dhanraj to hand over the keys
for the truck to them. He did
so, and the men opened it up
and found more money, he said.
Dhanraj said it was after
this discovery that two of the

men with big guns went up-
stairs; one with a smaller gun
held the couple and one of their
porters hostage in the bottom
flat of the house, while the other
kept guard outside.
The two made their way
up to the couple's bedroom
which they ransacked, taking
away expensive jewellery, per-
fumes, two cellular phones and
other valuables.
The Kurmiahs reasoned
there was a strong likelihood
that some person or persons
who knew the home and
family's whereabouts very well
might have orchestrated the at-
tack, or otherwise acted in
league with the bandits who did
not ransack anywhere else in
the home.
After making a haul of
about $2 million, the bandits
made off and the couple raised
an alarm.
They said they made a re-
port at the Vigilance Police Sta-

tion, and since the bandits hac
left them penniless, later souglP
medical treatment at thl
Georgetown Public Hospita
Corporation (GPHC).
The two said they have ir
recent years been constantly
stalked and robbed.
They said that in February
2005 bandits, at Blueberry Hill.
Wismar, robbed them of
$180,000, stabbing their son in
the region of his lungs.
Later that same year, bandits
broke into the home of theii
daughter at Courbane Park, alsc
on the East Coast Demerara, and
shot her brother in an arm as he
and his father intervened. Lucki
ily, they said, the daughter was
not at home.
Before the year was out, pi-
rates hijacked three of the
Kurmiahs' fishing boats at sea,
they related.
In February, 2006, bandits
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Fresh emphasis this year

on local government

RENEWED emphasis will be a partnership with local gov- conduct of their affairs, ac- national budget Friday to the
placed on the local govern- ernment bodies which will be cording to Finance Minister, National Assembly, he said the
ment system this year as ef- characterized by greater flex- Dr. Ashni Singh. government plans to spend
forts are being made to forge ibility and autonomy in the Presenting the $100 billion

about $14 billion over the next
five years to refine and cement
this relationship, as well as to
upgrade and modernise the in-
frastructure and institutions of
local government bodies.
"We will also embrace ac-

tivities in human resource devel-
opment, and systems for im-
proving monitoring and evalua-
tion, accountability, transpar-
ency and people participation,"
he added.
Under the Urban .Develop-
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$4.8 billion is earmarked to im-
prove infrastructure and basic
services within the towns -
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Cops hold two after Annandale ...

(From page two)
again attacked the business at
Linden, this time robbing
Dhanraj of his firearm,
$250,000, a gold chain and ring
and a cellular phone. Before
making off, he said, they
stripped him naked and left him

on a road in Linden.
Out of caution, the couple said
they had their two children migrate.
But now, they claim it has gotten
so much to them the children are
urging them to sell the home and
business and migrate also.
Dhanraj said they have
been living at their Annandale

home for about 20 years and
worked hard to acquire what
they now have. It would really
be hard for them to give it all
up, he said.
He said he was due to
travel out of the country to-
day for a short period, but all
that has been thwarted.


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Truck bomber kills 135

in deadliest Iraq blast

By Ross Colvin

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) A
suicide bomber killed 135
people yesterday in the dead-
liest single bombing in Iraq
since the 2003 war, driving a
truck laden with one tonne
of explosives into a market in
a mainly Shi'ite area of
The blast, which Shi'ite
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki
blamed on Saddam Hussein
supporters and other Sunni mili-
tants, shattered fruit and veg-
etable stalls, caved in
shopfronts and left the smashed
bodies of shoppers strewn in
the street.
It came as U.S. and Iraqi
troops prepared for a planned
offensive seen as a last-ditch ef-
fort to stem worsening sectar-
ian bloodshed that kills hun-
dreds in Baghdad every week.
"It was a terrible scene.
Many shops and houses were
destroyed," said one resident,
Jassem, 42, who rushed from
his home to help pull people
from the rubble after hearing the
explosion that rocked central
Maliki vowed in January to
launch a crackdown in the capi-

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tal to crush insurgents who
have defied attempts by his
government to get control of se-
curity, but it has not yet begun.
U.S. President George W.
Bush has said he is sending
21,500 reinforcements to Iraq,
most earmarked for the Baghdad
offensive, despite vocal opposi-
tion at home, especially among
Democrats who now control
both houses of Congress.
Speaking to House of Rep-
resentatives Democrats yester-
day, Bush assured them that his
commitment to Maliki's govern-
ment was not "open-ended" and
it would have to meet certain
A U.S. intelligence report
said on Friday that escalating
violence between minority

Sunni Arabs and politically
dominant majority Shi'ites met
the definition of civil war.
A senior Interior Ministry
official, Major General Jihad al
-Jaberi, told state television that
the suicide bomber had driven a
truck with one tonne of explo-
"All Iraqis were shaken today
by this crime," Maliki said in a
statement in which he again spoke
of his government's determination
to crush the militants. "The
Saddamists and Takfirists (Sunni
militants) have committed another
Police said 305 people were
wounded. The casualties
swamped the capital's hospi-
tals. There were chaotic scenes
at Ibn al- Nafis hospital in cen-

tral Baghdad, where hallways
overflowed with wounded on
"I was in my shop and
there was a great explosion and
the roof fell in on me. I woke
up here in hospital," said one
man at the hospital with blood
streaming down his face.
Emergency workers dragged
bodies from the debris and piled
them on pickup trucks, a
Reuters reporter at the scene
In Washington, the White
House called the suicide bomb-
ing an "atrocity" and pledged to
help the Iraqi government bring
security to Baghdad.
Three car bombs in the
same market in December
killed 51.

ISFAHAN, Iran (Reuters) -
Iran showed U.N. surveil-
lance cameras to envoys
from the Non-Aligned Move-
ment of developing nations
during a tour of a nuclear
site yesterday, in a bid to
demonstrate openness about
its atomic programme.
The six NAM diplomats,
accredited to the U.N. nuclear
watchdog, the International
Atomic Energy Agency, visited
the site near the central Iranian
city of Isfahan that converts
uranium ore into feedstock ura-
nium hexafluoride (UF6) gas.
About 90 Iranian and for-
eign journalists were also shown
round the site, where employ-
ees in while overalls and face
masks faced uranium "yellow

cake" into a conversion line.
"All these journalists can see
and tell the world that Iran's ac-
tivities are peaceful," Ali Asghar
Soltanieh, Iran's IAEA envoy,
said during the tour.
Soltanieh said the trip
showed Iran's "transparency"
and pointed out two IAEA cam-
eras to monitor work in a room
were UF6 is produced at the
site, situated in a barren area
southeast of Isfahan and sur-
rounded by anti-aircraft guns.
The United States accuses
Iran of secretly working to make
atomic bombs under cover of a
civilian nuclear programme to
generate electricity. It has said
putting Iran's nuclear activities
on display would not build con-
fidence abroad.

Asked after the tour if the
envoys could say if Iran's
atomic work was peaceful, Cu-
ban ambassador Norma
Goicochea Estenoz told report-
ers: "(From) the technical point
of view, we cannot say any-
thing. I don't think we can give
any assessment."
The envoys, who stay in
Iran until tomorrow, are not due
to visit the Natanz uranium en-
.richment site where UF6 gas is
fed into centrifuges to make
power plant fuel or, if greatly
enriched, material for warheads.
Alongside the Cuban en-
voy, the group includes am-
bassadors from Egypt, Malay-
sia, Algeria and Sudan, and
a Syrian representing the
Arab League.

WHO confirms first human

bird flu death in Nigeria
GENEVA,. Reuters) The %world Health Organisation
i\\ HOI confirmed %esterda\ that bird flu killed a 22-year-
old Nigerian woman, making her the first known human
futalitn of the H SNI irut in sub-Saharan Africa.
"The \\ HO's collab:orjin centre has confirmed thal It i,.
H5NI." said Gregors Harn. a spokesman for the Unted Na-
uon.' health agencN.
Test. carried out at a laboratory in London confirmed the
findings ot Nigerian health authorities, who announced on
Wedne,da, that the woman had died adter catching the vtru,
from infected chicken.
The \ HO seeks conllirmanon of prelinunary tecung from
one of IIt neln ork of laboratorie,.
Nigeria. Africa's most populous nanon. waN the first on
the coinnent to detect the H5N I virus in poulury
The virus has spread to 17 of Nigeria's 36 state. over the
past year despite measures such as culling quarantine and bans
on transponing live poultry.
Worldwide. there have been 271 confirmed burd flu cases
with 165 deaths since 2003. according to the WHO.
Experts fear the virus could spark a deadly pandemic
if il mutates into a form that passes easily from person to

By Luke MacGregor
HOLTON (Reuters) Britain scrambled to contain its first
outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu
in domestic poultry yesterday after the virus was found at
a farm run by Europe's biggest turkey producer.
Some 2,500 turkeys have died since Thursday at the Ber-
nard Matthews farm near Lowestoft in eastern England. The
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
said all 159,000 birds there would be culled over the next few
"We're in new territory," National Farmers' Union Poultry
Board chairman Charles Bourns told Reuters. "We've every con-
fidence in Defra but, until we know how this disease arrived,
this is a very apprehensive time for all poultry farmers."
Defra said the virus was the same pathogenic Asian strain
found last month in Hungary where an outbreak among geese
on a farm prompted the slaughter of thousands of birds.
That outbreak followed a relative lull in cases of H5N1
among European poultry since hundreds of turkeys died at a
farm in east France about a year ago.
The strain tends to be transmitted to poultry by infected
migrating wildfowl.
It has killed at least 164 people worldwide since 2003, most
of them in Asia, and more than 200 million birds have died from
it, or been killed to prevent its spread.
But it has not yet fulfilled scientists' worst fears by mutat-
ing into a form that could be easily transmitted between hu-
mans and possibly cause a global pandemic.
Avian flu expert Colin Butter of the Institute of
Animal Health said the British outbreak was surpris-
ing as it had happened outside the main bird migra-
tion period.


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Vindra's husband prays for a miracle

Bent and broken by not know-
ing the fate of his kidnapped
wife, Vindra Naipaul-
Coolman, university lecturer
Rennie Coolman has begged
the nation to help police, who
have said they are close to
solving the case.
Rennie Coolman said he ex-
pected his wife back home
within a day of her abduction
last December 19.
On Friday, 45 days later,
Coolman asked the public to
make the call to end the suffer-
ing of his wife and those who
love her.
"We ask for the gift of her
release for the nation and for her
family," he said.
In a quivering voice,
Coolman said, "There are no
words to describe the impact of
this crisis on Vindra's parents.
They are both spiritually strong
but their hearts are being torn
and shredded by this event."

He added: "Our children are
missing Vindra tremendously
and her grandchildren are dearly
missing their 'mamma'. They do
not understand that their
'mamma' has been brutally re-
moved from their lives by total
strangers and that this event
will totally change their lives
forever and the lives of all those
around them."
Coolman made the appeal
at Police Headquarters, Port of
Spain, where Assistant Com-
missioner of Police Gilbert
Reyes also made a statement
about the kidnapping.
Reyes said the police were
close to solving the case.
"We need a little bit of in-
formation from the public in or-
der to get the full picture. I am
certain we will have some clo-
sure to this investigation one
way or the other," he said.
Reyes said police were still
on a search and rescue mission
because there was no evidence

Ten foreign tourists die

in Chilean hotel fire
SANTIAGO (Renters) Tea tourists from Argentina. Ger-
many and the Netherlands died in a hotel fire in the far
south of Chile yesterday, the head of the local fire service
The fire broke out at around 3.00 a.m. (1:00 a.m. EST) in
Sthe Blue House hotel in Puma Arenas, Chile's most southerly
"Twenty-one tourists were staying there, I of whom man-
aged to get out. six with injuries." said Rene Mancilla, head of
ihe cry's fire service.
Lf rmately. once the flames had been extinguished and
duing the process of picking through the debris, we found 10
baned corpses of foreign tourists." he told national radio sta-
aI 3Rafdio Cooperativa.
Four of the victims were Argentine. four German and two
MDad he said
The cause of the fire in the two-story hotel was not known.
Thousands of tourists are drawn each year to
Patagonia. the extme south of Chile, famous for its spec-
tacalar landscape of mountains. glaciers and fjords. Janu-
ary/ and February. the height of summer in the southern
hemisphere. are the busiest months.

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that Naipaul-Coolman is dead.
Naipaul-Coolman, 51, is
the chief executive officer of
Xtra Foods Ltd. She was
snatched from outside her home
at Lange Park, Chaguanas, last
December 19.
Shots were fired at her SUV
and she was beaten when she
told the men she was unafraid.
She spoke with her husband

that night. He paid a ransom but
she was not released. Five days
later, the kidnappers called
again. Naipaul-Coolman was
still alive then, her husband said
yesterday. There has been no
further contact.
Reyes confirmed that
Naipaul-Coolman was hurt in
the kidnapping.
"She was injured and after

45 days without medication, we
don't know what can happen."
He said 300 law enforce-
ment officers searched areas be-
tween Diego Martin, Valencia
and Couva, for Naipaul-
Coolman but came up empty-
handed. They did, however, find
20 guns and arrested several
He also answered a rumour.

Colombian police find $18 million in

By Hugh Bronstein

BOGOTA. I Reuters) Co-
lombian police found more
than $18 million under the
floor of a Cali apartment.
bringing to nearly $80 mil-
lion a record sum of cash and
gold seized this month from
a top drug lord. authorities
said yesterday.
The $100 bill, were found
on Fnday in hermeticall) sealed
plastic packets to avoid mould
The discovery was part of an
operation aimed at the Audean
country's biggecl and most vio-
lent cocaine cartel based near
Call in western Colombia.

"There is no doubi the
money belonged to Juan Carlos
Ramirez. alias Lollipop. We
continue to hit his finances." po-
lice Gen. Oscar Naranjo told lo-
cal tele. ision. Ranuez is one of
Colombia's 12 most-wanted
drug traffickers.
This month's confi~cauton
ot wealth hidden in Cali apart-
umenis marked the biggest haul
of drug money in the history of
Colombia, the world's top co-
cane exporter
In one operation earlier this
month, police used hydraulic
drills to dig out $19 million
packed into a concrete-covered
pit in a house belonging to

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Ramirez's None del Valle gang.
"The size of these discoveries
shows that narcotrafficking in Co-
lombia is stronger and more lucra-
tive than ever." said Ramiro
Belarano, a political commentator
and former head of Colombia's
DAS state ecturiry agency
The United States, \which
has given Colombia billions of
dollars in anti-drug aid, is offer-
Ing a $5 million reward for in-
formation leading to the capture
of Ramirez
He served more than four
.ears in prison in the 1990s af-
ter confessing to shipping 30
tonnes of cocaine to the United
States and smugghng drugs to

Rennie Coolman was never
a suspect in his wife's disap-
pearance, Reyes said.
About the search of a
pond in Londgenville, Reyes
said, "Every bit of informa-
tion we checked. It turned out
to be a hoax. It cost a lot. But
nothing will stand in our way
again to bring some closure
to this investigation."

drug cash

Mexico with the Tijuana drug
Experts estimate Colombia.
in the grip of a four-decade-old
guerrilla war that kills and dis-
places thousands every year.
makes about 600 tonnes of co-
caine annually
The Norte del Valle cartel
alone is accused of exporting
about 500 tonnes of the white
ponder suice 1999. wonh aboul
$10 billion.
Last year. 140 Colombian
soldiers were sentenced to
prison for pocketing $16 million
in cash they found in a secret
jungle camp of left-wing rebels
linked to the drug trade.

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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 4, 2001


IT MAY be approximately three per cent less than last
year's, but the 2007 Budget of a very challenging $100 Bil-
lion is consistent with the government's overall fiscal and
economic strategies to sustain Guyana along the path
of social and economic progress.
Since making politics is so often the delight of opposition
parties, it is to be expected that when the budget debate takes
place in the National Assembly, parliamentarians on "the other
side" will be ready with their verbal carving knives.
That's traditional in a healthy multi-party parliamentary de-
With variations and level of adjustments in taxation and so-
cial welfare benefits, the budget, overall, certainly reflects the
pledge made to the electorate at last August's national and
regional elections by the governing PPP/C for "a brighter future
for all Guyanese".
This compact with the electorate runs through the pages of
the document presented by Finance Minister Ashni Singh on
Friday with a commitment to maintain high levels of expendi-
ture in vital social sectors like education, health and housing, as
well as on battling crime and safeguarding national security.


While the economy is projected to grow by almost five per
cent (4.9 per cent precisely), the government should be aware
that maximum vigilance would have to be maintained to
avoid recurrence of the criminal rampage that
undermines productivity, stability and confidence building.
Guyanese, of all races and classes have a vested interest in
cooperating with the law enforcement agencies in the ongoing
battle against criminality.
This could help in enabling proper focus in the implemen-
tation of policies and programmes that are otherwise negatively
affected in an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty from the op-
erations of daring, callous criminal networks that need to be
brought under effective control hopefully during this year.
There are hopeful indicators that the security forces are very
much in the mood to achieve this objective in the national in-
The changing, inspirational social and economic landscape,
as evident by major construction projects across the country,
must not be allowed to be affected by either.criminals or those
with an agenda to sow seeds of division.

With closer examination of the 2007 Budget to subse-
quently follow, we look forward to the forthcoming Na-
tional Assembly debate on the government's fiscal and eco-
nomic policies and programmes as outlined by the Finance

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Amusing, welcome and puzzling

Sample of four cases

WITHIN the past fortnight there have been some
amusing, welcome and puzzling political developments on
which I wish to reflect today.
First, the amusing development of Jamaica's Prime Minister
Portia Simpson-Miller appointing last week a "small team" to as-
certain what motivated junior minister Errol Inniss' recent verbal
blast of "gestapo-like" tactics by the Financial Services Commis-
sion (FSC) with a raid on the Olint Corporation.
What is strangely amusing about this decision by the Prime Min-
ister is that. as reported by the 'Jamaica Observer', her cabinet had
already denounced Inniss' caricature of the incident and expressed
support for the FSC.
These days we are experiencing many surprising political state-
ments and developments from governing directorates across our Car-
ibbean Community.
They would include the recent public rebuke first time ever
- of a Prime Minister (Trinidad and Tobago's Patrick Manning),
by both his Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions
for warning opposition parliamentarians from a political platform
of coming legal actions against them for alleged criminal conduct.
But I cannot recall a case of a Prime Minister setting up a spe-
cial committee, or team. to probe the circumstances that led a jun-
ior ministerial colleague going public with ferocious allegations
against a state agency.
Instead, that is, of simply inviting him to a meeting to discuss
the problem before taking, if necessary, whatever action considered
to be appropriate.
Quite welcome, however, from my perspective, is Prime Min-
ister Simpson-Miller's public reaffirmation of her Christian faith,
now with a pledge to be "the leader that God wants me to be..."
This is most unusual for a CARICOM Head of Government,
and something about which she would have had second thoughts in
plural, multi-religious societies like Guyana and Trinidad and To-
She would, of course, he quite mindful how well her expressed
"spiritual commitment" could play in an election year with faith-
based groups and communities ready to say their "ainens" for the
popular "Sister P".
Secondly. and of much wider and significant importance, is the
welcome, if ironical, development for Caribbean nationals by last
month's implementation of the new United States immigration
policy that requires American citizens to be in possession of a valid
passport on their return home from visits abroad.
What the implementation of that decision has dramatically high-
lighted is the end of a double-standard long perpetuated by succes-
,ive governments in a number of CARICOM slates Guyana and
Trinidad and Tohbago being notable exceptions, -on passport re-
II is a policy thlal has facilitalte Amenrlcans in particular who
arrive. h\ air and sea. wilhoul having to produce a passport at ports
of oent11. In \shlrp conrltnr. evers n;aionai l of oilur 33-year-old com-
lunilm have to be in possession ol a \ vlid passport or other travel
(doC ientC .
I ha\ie alw\ ays regarded the pracelice as an ii nsull. a devaluation
fl ouri stat.lus or nationa;lsl of independent nllions having lo pi-
lienlly queiie to present their pas,,sports at ports of entry while
lfor'ein visitors. Americans or Europeans. can simply flash a valid
dri\--'rs licence to iiimmigrationi officers without a reciprocal ar-
rinclement beiring in place.
Now,. thankfully. duc ,o UI I:nle Sani s initiative. based on its own
national security interest. this deciieC m uiing. discriilinalory practice
*.oiles to a;i end.
Well. ailnost. so far as it imluiiedi;ilel relies to American air
:i\c leis. Soon peirhi n a \ ir',s ine. it is li e applicable also
,\ i Cinie s .iT!'. in l i s t'; i e ll cruise line l out Iis.

This equal treatment in passport requirement may have some
initial negative consequences for major tourism destinations, such
as Jamaica where, according to data provided last year by the World
Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) amid howls of protest over
claimed lack of consultation, approximately 80 per cent of Ameri-
can visitors to this country did not have to present a passport.
Then, there is the recurring puzzling media focus, out of Ha-
vana, of the tango between the ailing President Fidel Castro and his
bosom pal, President Hugo Chavez.
The latter is currently basking in the glory of empowerment
lavishly earned from the Venezuelan electorate and which would
have come as a terrible kick in the groin for the Bush administra-
It is puzzling having to follow the ups and downs of the health
condition of Fidel, the great, iconic world revolutionary, through
apparent scripted televised involvement of Chavez's visits, embraces
and pronouncements without any direct updates from the Cu-
ban Government itself.
Or, more specifically, from either the Cuban Foreign or Health
Minister, if not acting President and brother, Raoul Castro.
This showing of the strength of deep friendship between Chavez
and Castro undoubtedly inspires popular solidarity



assumptions of political influence on that sub-region's judicial sys-
Alleyne has had a long history as a practising lawyer and hu-
man rights advocate before his elevation to the OECS judiciary and
is respected for his personal integrity.
Perhaps Prime Minister Mitchell may wish to clarify his
government's position on the issue of Alleyne's appointment
as Chief Justice to counter any misrepresentation.

beyond Venezuela and Cuba. But even those, whose admiration for
the legendary revolutionary remains unshaken, may well wish for a
more diverse approach in updates out of Havana on the great man's

Finally, for now, there is Ihe puzzling failure. as a result of an
apparent division among govern menis of the nine-member
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), to have
lDominica-horn jurist. Brian Alleyne. confirmed as Chief Justice of
that suh-regional group within CARICOM.
A former Aitorney General of Dominica. Alleyne has. accord-
ing to the OECS Bar Association, as well as leading attorneys, dis-
linguished liiimself in the post of acting Chiefl.ustice over the pasl
21 months.
Due. however. Ito a reported objection by the Grenada Govern-
ument of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell. the required unanimity of
all OECS governinenicls to approve his conlfirlation is proving a
major hurdle.
The OECS Bar Association has called on the OECS Authority
--- comprising tlle Heads of Government -- to explain why Allcyne
lhas surprisingly beeIn c'.elulded Irom lthe selection process,. lor which
Illere re : i wo, o hIer CiO'ldiiatles. This is hardly the wav to diseounit

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 4, 2007 7

TRY to keep it to yourself,
Rasta, but I hear trouble may
be brewing in the Mash camp.
I checked with Mash Coor-
dinator I .ennox Canterbury last
week to find out how the plans
for Mash were coming along
and whether he could use his
contacts to get me in a hot
band mainly of hotties for the
big Mash Day so that 1 could
really enjoy Mash.
You know your Blood,
Dread. I man always looking
out and Mash time is
suuuuuuch a wonderful time
for looking out experts.
Remember those fantastic
bands on the streets of
Georgetown last year?
Who's talking about mas-
querade bands?
Well, duh!
Look Rasta, I man like a
little flute and tramping and
drum beating at times; I don't
have anything against masquer-
ade bands but you're hardly
likely to find your Dread get-
ting into a masquerade flounce
over men twisting and stooping
and wining on the streets.
You bet I would be singing
a different tune if it were female
masquerade bands taking to the
No, Blood, I wasn't re-
membering the masquerade
bands of last year. The very
vivid memories I have are of
those bands of shimmering
young women in the floats on
Mash Day.
I see them in my mind's eye
and I have visions of them on
the streets again this year and
that's why I called up Mr. Can-
terbury to see how he could
help me.
Well, here's the big prob-
lem, Dread. Mr. Canterbury was
glad to hear from me, even ven-
turing into Rasta lingo to get me
on his side.
But, Blood, he wasn't glad
to hear from me because I
wanted him to help me get into
orr of Ihose tantalising Mash
My ,ld hit di,' Mr.
( rn :rblurly ,/'. ,laid toi hear

I, ht': lljp hln .
",:'; m y w* rr'ile:',. bir 'i
'/It. ;'I-r C,t i ')' ri t4ll or ",;aid
%' ;O a lii'ht ',pot and '., bhgt
It,- to: i', hlp hlim oul. And
ii I :\l i otni uil. lie would try
I, '.:' l i" 1I ; il I n;ld he knIows I
",')ul 11 A ,I( ( I tlo : in,
', undtii', hi.niptii !' Listen
Dli, /'.ill,
,n* MF lj ( "oorditlilior
..I I l);iv
w a', i nJi lo wl i ;i Vo, l, .
Jud (; oe l I V/tIo hI d lie ',;aid l -
lili.llin tlh ii lo i y, l ilo hlic I i ,
[lo l1 para;Ide.
And it's i, i i wo ordilniry
According lo Mr. Mv;ish
C("o li iol r. ( NA (llil' riiht,,
Ih (G overnmen nl Ilforinalion
A/ it-'y) \w alnls to pill (in ;I



He said he had no problem
but somehow word leaked out
of the Mash Secretariat and
flew straight to the fuming
forces at the Stabroek News,
still huffing and puffing about
the government advertisements

they are no longer getting from
Now, according to Mr.
Mash Coordinator, Stabroek
News is demanding that it be al-
lowed to put on a Mash band

and that its band be right next
to the GINA band on Mash
Now, I did a little snooping
and my Mash sources tell me
that GINA has got hold of
Beyonce and has recruited her

to be with their band on Mash
Day to sing her 'Irreplaceable'
hit particularly for that line -
'To the left, to the left...'
And you know who that
line would be directed to, right?

But, hear this. According to
my Mash sources, the Stabroek
News trying to keep it quiet, but
they are bringing in Akon to sing
his latest 'I wanna love you'!
See Mr. Canterbury's
And I hear that non-
stop rehearsals are under
way in both camps for the
chorus lines.
One side is practising
screaming "No ads! No
ads!", while the other is go-
ing "More ads! More ads!"
I quietly told Mr.
Mash Coordinator I see no
problem. It's Mash. I rea-
soned, and anything (well
just about anything) goes.
So why not let the two
sides have their fun on the
streets and who knows,
they may end kissing and
hugging each other by
Mash Night?
Mr. Mash Coordinator
laughed, that laugh of his
and then dropped his
He wants me to be a judge
for those bands and if I agree,
he would consider my plea
about getting me into one of
those other bands I have been
having visions about since last

year Mash Day.
See what friends I have,
That's why I think I prefer
that other Akon hit -- 'Mr.
If you see me keeping in my
corner on Mash Day, know the
reason why.
And you bet it wouldn't
be because I am a Mash Day

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smiling, Grif
I JOIN with all those in
journalism mourning the
death last week of
veteran journalist Cecil
'Grif' Griffith. I will
remember him for his
good humour, his
willingness to help
young journalists and
his concern for falling
standards in journalism.
He will be missed for
a long time. Rest well,

I. I,

China beckons

- CARICOM should respondI

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

THE continuing dichotont
within the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) over the
People's Republic of China
and Taiwan could begin to
hurt the grouping which has
been unable to establish a
joint policy toward China,
now the fourth largest
economy in the world and
growing fast.
H li'z/ Ilaiti, Sl Vincent aind
lhi Glrindline,, ;and St Killtts-
Nevi, conlinilu lto recognise Taii-
wiln while the rest of the
CARICO'M countries have dip-
lornalic relations wilh China.
Thlis division within
CARICOM has kept the devel-
opmenlt of a trade, aid and in-
vestmntiil policy for China off
the i),lelltn of CARICOM
lieals of (Government even
tlihilih (C'hina is now involved
will Itle regirii i i tn a i inbher lof
1a lending
wayys, inclloill u'i ...
iniembcir of hie Caribbean De-
velopiniil Batink (CDB3).
fI is a favourable mark fort
China thal, even though it is
unhappy about the continuing
irccog'niliol ol Tl;i\van by lice
four CARICOM countries, it
li;ias nol soutigl Io lock Iheir

ni'- ..I II CDB Iinn l
I he Chinesr p',.-il.lll, .
'i.iik cot'ii.isi liIt lihe p iiioinf
l.iken h,\ lc U11 'S iin Il 9 li enl
Ihe Ne\'. Je'. el MIo. ellenll
-.c.'ed pt.'.'..r i Girn.i.l.i a nid
the U.S. broke off diplomatic
relations. Washington had laid
down a condition to the CDB
that Grenada could not access
U.S. funds.
The importance of China in
the world and its potential value
to CARICOM countries was
underscored recently by two
First. China's foreign ex-
change reserves, already the
world's largest, have passed $1-
trillion (U.S.). The central bank
said its reserves stood at
$1.0663-trillion at the end of
December, up more than 30 per
cent from one year earlier, mak-
ing China the first country offi-
cially to top the $1-trillion
Second, thie World Tourismn
Or.'anization has announced
that by 20(20 China will he the
''-,,,'*lh-largesI source ofl global

leisure travellers.
Buit withl the inountlain of
miloney on which it is siltin g and
thie nccd to spend it. the Chi-
nels goe, Ctrnlllent has ailreadv he-
gun easing curirenc'v onlirols.
T '! ;"'" for \ways

1, I 0i e'1 .,-1n spend niucI h to[ i
kl cernl I. louri' ro in
CI.m .i c h t of-fici.ull bK eni .il-
lIt ed IiS$5i 1 i.1illt I l ,i\Jl
lliou-I h C llnulisL lli.i.l: ,.i.
ih., lihe figure is hitlher thn.i
that. Now, it is likely that the
government may increase the
travel allowance permitting
tourists to travel farther.
Several Caribbean countries
have already been given "ap-
proved travel destination" sta-
tus. These are: Antigua and
Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barba-
dos, Dominica, Jamaica, and St.
This gives them a head start
in trying to grab a meaningful
share of the market. But, they
are tip ag:;inst serious competi-
tion from the United States, Eu-
ropean Union countries such as
the UK and France, Canada,
Australia and South-East Asian
nations who are already gearing
for Chinese tourists.
To get a share of the mar-
ket, CARICOM countries will
require not only joint Ca'ibbean
planning, marketing and alli-
ances with airlines and tour op-
..."*s in China; it will also need
Citn... -. overn-
lie help of the (Clinic.e ,.
ielnt to provide incentives and
lmaybce e\ven Iransportation.i
It is the kind of help that
would colie oul olf a Joint

CARICOM-China Trade
and Investment Commission
that meets regularly to ex-
plore the potential for mu-
tually beneficial relations and
puts machinery in place to
achieve it.
Incidentally, and not
unimportantly. China could
also be encouraged to contrib-
ute to the Regional Develop-
ment Fund whichic h is so vitally
important to the developiiiel!t
of the Caribbean Single Mar-
ket (CSM) that was formally
launched by CARICOM coun-
tries in 2006.
The Chinese government
has shown no reluctance to be
active in the Caribbean. and of-
ficials in China would un-
doubtedly welcome the oppor-
tunity to map out a joint stral-
'rv for China's involvement in
-ie.. ,v have done
Ihe region. us .a..
in Africa.
In November 2006. China

holed a meeting n idh leaders of
4IS Africain countries at which
the Chine'e Prisident an-
nounced tIhal b\ 2i00t0. China
M ill double the .iasidance gi1'en
i-, Africa in 211116 In an effort to
ki r,-e a neit i\pe At strategic re-
lanonhip and sIrenOthen c..o.p-
Lerjtllii 11 more area, .ind at a
higher l.eel
The proi-pecil of .i sinilar
unimmi bemeen C.RICOM
Head, l (1 ocrnmient .and the
Chinese Prcsideni is diull llles"
one .4t I ..o tling, hjpperi Ei-
ther, the four CARICOM
countries that recognize Taiwan
alter their policy and join the
others in establishing diplo-
matic relations with China, or
agreement is reached that the
others are free to establish a
Joint Trade and Investment
Commission with China under
the umbrella of CARICOM
but excluding the four if they
so wish.
The continuing links by the
governments of Belize, St Kitts
and Nevis and St Vincent and
the Grenadines to Taiwan is un-
derstandable. They have re-
ceived considerable help from
the Taiwanese who continue to
invest in their economies par-
ticularly in areas where tradi-
tional donors and lenders have
shied away.
But a structured regional re-
lationship on trade, aid and in-
vestment with China, which is
now indisputably an economic
giant and which could offer
much to the people of the Car-
ibbean. ought not to be delayed.
(Responses to:
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ronaldsanders ,,. .

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 4, 2007


Maintenance Engineer

TWENTY-EIGHT years ago,
when we knew very little
about the way human activi-
ties affect global climate, in-
dependent scientist James
Lovelock warned that the
sheer scale of human activi-
ties threatened to destabilise
the homoeostatic system that
keeps the Earth's climate
within a comfortable range
for our kind of life, the sys-
tem he named "Gala".
"We shall have to tread
carefully," he said, "to avoid the
cybernetic disasters of runaway
positive feedback or sustained
Then he said something that
has stuck in my mind ever
since. If we overwhelm the
natural systems that keep the
climate stable, Lovelock pre-
dicted, then we would "wake up
one morning to find that [we]
had the permanent lifelong job
of planetary maintenance
engineer....The ceaseless intri-
cate task of keeping all the glo-
bal cycles in balance would be
Then at last we should be
riding that strange contrap-
tion, the 'spaceship Earth',
and whatever tamed and do-
mesticated biosphere re-
mained would indeed be our
'life support system'."

I have a nasty feeling that
we are almost there. The years
have passed, our numbers and
our emissions have grown -
have almost doubled since 1979,
in fact and the crisis is now
upon us.
The fourth assessment of
the Intergovernmental Panel con
Climate Change, published dn;
Friday, says that global tempera-
ture rises of between 2 degrees
and 4.5 degrees Celsius (3.6 arnd
8.1 degrees Fahrenheit) are al-
most inevitable in the course of
this century but much higher
increases of 6 degrees C (10.8
F) or even more cannot be ruled
The IPCC reports are pro-
duced by some 2,000 of the
world's leading climate scien-
tists, nominated by their vari-
ous national governments, and
they operate by consensus, so
any predictions they make are
likely to err on the conservative
And they say the argument
is over: "It is highly likely.
[greater than 95 per cent prob-"
ability] that the warming ob-
served during the past half cen-
tury cannot be explained with-
out external forcing [i.e. human
,activity]." Indeed, the sum of
/ solar and volcanic influences on
Sthe system ought to be produc-

ing global cooling right now, if
it were not for the human fac-
It's already worse than
Syou think, the IPCC reports,
because the sulphate par-
\ticles that pollute the upper
atmosphere as a result of hu-
man industrial activity are
acting as a kind of sun-
screen: without them, the av-
erage global temperature
would already be 0.8 degrees
C (1.2 degrees F) higher. And
the report goes on to talk
about killer heat waves, more
and bigger tropical storms,
melting glaciers and rising
sea levels but it doesn't
really get into the worst im-
plication of major global
heating: mass starvation.
If the global average tem-
perature rises by 4.5 degrees C
(8.1 degrees F), shifting rainfall
patterns will bring perpetual
drought to most of the world's
major breadbaskets (the north
Indian plain, the Chinese river
valleys, the U.S. Midwest, the
Nile watershed), and reduce glo-
bal food production by 25 to 50
per cent. If it goes to 6 degrees
C (10.8 degrees F), we lose
most of our food production
The world's six and a half
billion people currently produce

just about enough food to keep
everybody alive (although it is
so unevenly shared out that
some of us)don't stay alive).
Any majbr reduction in food


production means mass migra-
tions, war, and mass death. It is
getting very serious.
Obviously, the main part
of the solution must be to re-
duce our greenhouse gas
emissions and stop

destabilising the climate, but
we are probably not going to
be able to get them down far
enough, fast enough, to avoid
catastrophe. Short-term tech-
nological fixes to keep the
worst from happening while
we work at getting emissions
down would be very welcome,
and a variety are now on of-
fer. But they are all contro-
Bring back nuclear power
generation on a huge scale, and
stop generating electricity by
burning fossil fuels. Fill the
upper atmosphere with even
more sulphate particles (you
could just dose jet fuel with one-
half per cent sulphur) to thicken
the sunscreen effect. Scrub
carbon out of the air by
windmill-like machines that
capture and sequester it. Seed
clouds over the ocean with
atomised sea-water to make
them whiter and more reflective.
Float a fleet of tiny aluminium
balloons in the upper
atmosphere to reflect sunlight or
orbit a giant mirror in space
between the Earth and the Sun
to do the same job.

:The purists hate it, and in-
sistthat we can do it all by con-
serving energy and shifting to
non-carbon energy sources. In
thelong run, of course, they are
right, but we must survive the
shqrt run if we ever hope to see
the'long run, and that may well
require short-term techno-fixes.
I Welcome to the job of plan-
etary maintenance engineer.
i We won't like the job a bit,
but Lovelock stated our remain-
ing options eloquently twenty-
eight years ago. If the consump-
tion of energy continues to in-
crease, he wrote, we face "the
final choice of permanent en-
slavement on the prison hulk of
spaceship Earth, or gigadeath to
enable the survivors to restore
a Gaian world."
Maybe in a couple of cen-
tujies the human race will be
able to restore the natural
cycles and give up the job
again, but it won't happen in
our lifetimes, or our
children's either.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.)

Sharing in Ahe fAuuree Rof peR uni

Eiripan announces the successful completion of its 2006
Christmas for Makanaima's Angels project. Over 360
children from the Rupununi villages of Kwaimatta,
Quatatta, Fly Hill, Simoni and Fairview blenefitted from
this project. Eiripan wishes to thank;

All the donors and volunteers without whose efforts and contributions this project would not
have succeeded and specifically:
Karanambu Cattle Company
SOL (Guyana) Limited
Mr. Anand Beharry & Ms. Zaleena Shaw and the staff of ir e Beriarr, Gr:LuFi of C'-ompanies
The Staff of Banks DIH, Thirit P rk
Ms. Alisia Katideen and the staff of the Dermer i( 3 D ifillers Limiled
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Dennis Dias and DDSigns
Dane Clementson
Willems Timber & Trading Company .,
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Mekdeci Mining Company
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I By Jasmin Garraway

THE 12th Ordinary Meeting
of the Ministerial Council of
the Association of Caribbean
States (ACS) was convened
in Guatemala on January 24-
26, 2007, and was attended by
19 member states and two as-
sociate members.
The ACS Ministerial Coun-
cil comprises representatives of
the ACS member states and as-
sociate members and is the prin-
cipal organ for policy making
and direction of the association.
The council therefore estab-
lishes and determines the terms
of reference of all the Special
Committees of the ACS, includ-
ing the Special Committee on
Sustainable Tourism.
The annual meeting of the
Ministerial Council provides an
opportunity for the Sustainable
Tourism Directorate to present
the results of its work over the
past year. Through the reports
of the Secretary General and the
Chairman of the Special Com-
mittee, the meeting was in-
formed of the significant
progress, made in the develop-
ment of the STZC.
Of particular importance
were the initiatives related to
some important issues such as
improving capacity in the three
official languages of the ACS.
the management of the safety
and security of tourists visiting
the region, and the lirst phases
in selecting and evaluating des-
tinations proposed for partici-
pation in the Sustainahl1 'r-
ism 7--- .. ,- ur-
.. oit the Caribbean
The Ministerial Council
approved tw~ o important agree-
ments related to Sustainable
Tourism the first of them be-
*nn ;;, ni;'ieeni nt

"Institutionalising the.Declara-
tion of Havana emanating froin
the First Tourism Ministerial
Meeting held in Havana, Cuba
in October 2006".
In so doing so, the council
endorsed the importance of
Sustainability Indicators in the
strengthening and effective
implementation of the STZC,
and recommended the incorpo-
ration of National Tourism des-
tinations into the comprehen-
sive planning for Sustainable
Tourism Development. To fa-
cilitate the integrated planning
process, action plans have been

potential benefits to regional
trade in goods and services,
the Ministerial Council also
approved the agreement "Re-
affirming support to establish
the Centre for the Promotion
of Languages and Cultures
and to facilitate language
learning initiatives".
This agreement represents
an important catalyst for pro-
moting inter-institutional dia-
logue and securing other sup-
port for the proposed centre and
its satellite operations. It calls
for support from member
states and associate members in

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

developed for destinations in
Dominica, the Dominipan Re-
public, Jamaica, Mexico and
Member states are encour-
aged to incorporate these action
plans into a National Plan for
Sustainable Tourism Develop-
ment in order to facilitate the
establishment of the STZC.
At the regional level, the
ACS is committed to the craft-
ing of a strategic plan as the
structural framework for the de-
velopment, management, fund-
ing and monitoring of the
STZC, as well as to en,;--
the ,rf--' ...
.,ccIve implementation
and strengthening of the STZC
through building capacity in
member states in the use of
sustainability indicators.
In recognition of the im-
portance of broadening ex-
pertise in the official lan-
guages of the ACS, and of the

the form of technical assistance,
scholarship programmes and
grants, among other facilities,
which may be available through
bilateral and multilateral co-op-
The Margarita Conven-
tion, as well as these agree-
ments, addresses the political
framework for the establish-
ment of the STZC. These are
mechanisms by which the
member states express their
commitment to ensure that
tourism development i *-
region "" ie
ussiders the prin-
ciples of sustainability and
sound governance.
(Ms. Jasmin Garraway is
the Sustainable Tourism Direc-
tor of the Association of Carib-
bean States. The opinions ex-
pressed are not necessarily the
official views of the ACS. Com-
ments and reactions can be sent

Ministerial Council

supports tourism


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A NEW diagnostic and treat-
ment centre at the Suddie
Hospital on the Essequibo
Coast will improve the health
services available to residents
in Region Two (Pomeroon/
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said the
centre, which is about 85 per
cent structurally completed.
should be ready by March.
It will have new laboratory
services, an operating theatre
and maternity ward, the agency
Medical Superintendent of
the hospital, Dr. Narine Singh,
said the construction of the fa-
cility had temporary
suspension and relocation of
some services.
The operating theatre and x-
ray services were transferred to
the Charity Hospital while the
maternity and outpatient ser-

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* Biodiversity
* Earth & Environmental Sciences
* Education & Humanities
* Health Sciences
* Library
* Natural Sciences
* Social Sciences
* Technology
* Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Co. Ltd
* Laparkan Holdings Limited
* Mings Product & Services Ltd
* Ministry of Tourism Industry & Commerce
* Neal & Massy Group of Companies
* Ram & McRae Chartered Accountants

vices were relocated to a section
of the building.
The theatre at the Charity
Hospital. Singh noted, was un-
der-utilised since its establish-
ment in the 1980s but with the
transfer of services from the
Suddie Hospital. it became fully
operational and will now remain
this way.
Through a project sup-
ported by Caribbean Regional
Epidemiology Centre
(CAREC), laboratory services
at Charity will be strengthened,
GINA said.
A Nigerian doctor, it said, is
stationed at the hospital under
a Guyana/Nigeria Technical Co-
operation agreement, along with
three medex workers who com-
pleted training last year.
One of the three is under-
taking outreach programmes in
(Please turn to page 10)

BUDGET PITCH: Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh presents the 2007 Budget in the National Assembly on Friday afternoon.
(Delano Williams photo)

Fresh emphasis this year on local...

(From page three)
Anna Regina, Linden,
Georgetown, Corriverton, Rose
Hall and New Amsterdam,
Singh informed the House.
In addition, he said the
project targets capacity building
initiatives such as improving fi-
nancial management, and main-
taining and expanding municipal
services at a sustainable level.
He added that municipali-

Ecuador probes oil companies over pollution

QUITO, (Reuters)
Ecuador's President Rafael
Correa said yesterday the
government would suspend
contracts with any foreign oil
company found to have need-
lessly damaged the environ-
"Any company ... state-run
or private, that unnecessarily
(damages) Ecuador's environ-
ment, or does not fulfil its con-
tract, will face sanctions," Correa
said in his weekly radio address.
Correa, a 43-year-old

former economy minister, has
made investors nervous by
pledging to limit debt payments
and rework foreign oil contracts
to raise the government's share
of booming oil revenues.
He said the government is
investigating suspected irregulari-
ties committed by companies in-
volving pollution in the
country's Amazon jungle region.
The probe could be focused
on Brazil's Petrobras, which is
developing oil block 31, located
at the heart of one of the

world's biggest protected natu-
ral reserves.
"But of course, if we find
out that Petrobras or any other
company has committed irregu-
larities we will terminate their
contracts," said Correa.
In 2004, Petrobras won a
licence to explore block 31,
part of which is located in a
reserve considered one of the
world's most bio-diverse areas
and home to tribes who have
maintained the same way of
life for thousands of years.

ties were exposed to the formu-
lation of business plans, and a
budgetary process was devel-
oped that standardised the bud-
get format and the chart of ac-
counts across the municipalities.
With respect to local gov-
ernment laws, the Finance Min-
ister related that recommenda-
tions have been made for amend-
ments to the principal and sub-
sidiary legislation governing mu-
nicipalities, and some have been
accepted while others are under
He indicated also that a
modern system of taxation is
being devised that will feature
uniformity and an equitable tax
structure; a revaluation of prop-
erties based on market values
has been completed; and a new
formula for fiscal transfers from
the central government to the


municipalities is being examined.
As regards the capital city
of Georgetown, the Finance
Minister said the government is
collaborating with the Mayor
and City Council, the private
sector and other stakeholders in
a determined effort to restore its
once pristine glory.
"At the governmental level,
we have embarked on a massive
clean up and beautification ex-
ercise of Georgetown and its en-
virons. Although the catalyst
for this exercise can be traced to
the hosting of the Cricket World
Cup 2007, it is our intention to
sustain this exercise over the
long term," Singh said.
To this end, he said a spe-
cial task force has been estab-
lished to oversee the project and
the focus has been on garbage
collection and disposal; elevation

and beautification of the six av-
enues; removing impediments;
and refurbishing road shoulders
and verges, drains and canals.
The removal of vagrants is
also part of the programme to
improve the aesthetics of the
"....whether be it the
'Paint up Guyana' campaign
launched by the Tourism and
Hospitality Association of
Guyana (THAG) or the en-
hancement of the city project
of the business community,
or the clearing of overgrown
weeds and bushes from an
individual's property, these
efforts would go a long way
towards improving the image
of the city, so that it could
live to its previously well-
earned sobriquet 'The Gar-
den City"', he said.





Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the

position of Office Manager at our Branch Office in St. Lucia.


A degree in Management, Finance or equivalent or appropriate
experience which demonstrates proven ability in Management
and Finance.
OR -

FLMI with a minimum of 5 years experience in the Insurance
Industry or Financial Services Sector at a senior management

-Strong leadership skills
- Strong Interpersonal skills
SExcellent written and oral communication skills
Computer skills essential

Applications together with reslues
sliouild be sent via email to:
no later than Friday, February 9, 2007.

* Banks DIH Ltd
* Demerara Distillers Ltd
* Environmental Protection Agency
* Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
* Guyana & Trinidad Mutual Fire & Life Insurance
* Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry
* Guyana Defence Force
* Guyana Police Force
* Guyana Rice Development Board
+ Guyana Geology & Mines Commission
* Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association
* Guyana Revenue Authority
* Guyana Sugar Corporation
* Volunteer Youth Corp
* Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana

University of Guyana

.. 2007 Open/Career Day
Your Potential... A World of Possibilities

Friday, February 16, 2007
Turkeyen Campus

Tour the campus & visit the Exhibition Booths

All are invited especially secondary school students, parents and guardians


CARICOM's 104 days of

'golden freedom travel'

ibbean Community's unique
experiment in facilitating
free intra-regional movement
- delinked from passport re-
quirement and traditional
immigration hassles -
for CARICOM nationals, is
now in full swing for a maxi-
mum 104 days.
Inaugurated on Thursday,
February 1 to last until May 15,
it is what Barbados' Deputy
Prime Minister Mia Mottley
has labelled as a "golden period"
in laying the foundation for
eventual free movement of the
region's people.
The challenging process
combines specific arrangements
to ensure a "safe and secure en-
vironment" beyond Cricket
World Cup 2007 from March 4
to April 28, with monitoring of
the capacity and reliability of
intelligence, immigration, cus-
toms, international travel and
other cooperation
mechanisms in place for the
wider 104 days of free move-
Beneficiaries will
be CARICOM nationals as well
as an expected 50,000 visitors
and more coming for the his-
toric CWC in nine venues, plus
Dominica all being done at a
shared cost of some US$13 mil-
lion, and involving cooperation
commitments by Britain, the
United States of America and
However, there is a very
important caveat to the "free-
dom of movement" for
CARICOM nationals, according
to a disclosure last week by
Barbados' Mottley who, along
with Jamaica's National Secu-

rity Minister Peter Phillips, sits
on the special security commit-
tee for CWC arrangements un-
der the chairmanship of Prime
Minister Patrick Manning of
Trinidad and Tobago.
It relates to a so-called
"Watch List" comprising some
4,600 nationals of various
CARICOM states who are
categorised as deportees or re-
quested to leave jurisdictions for
various reasons. They need not
seek to benefit from the "golden
period" for free movement as
they would be treated as "un-
For all other CARICOM
nationals, having once entered
any of the nine host countries
for the CWC, plus Dominica,
and had their standardised ED
(entry and departure) form
stamped by immigration at a
port of entry, that document
will in effect be their "passport"
for entry and departure across
the region now being treated as
a "single domestic space" (SDS)
Foreign visitors arriving for
CWC 2007, for whom special
visa or special entry permits ar-
rangements have been com-
pleted, will similarly share in
this experiment of a "single do-
mestic space" which is viewed
as a prelude to the coming
"single economic space" (SES)
with the realisation of the
CARICOM Single Market and
However, within the first
two days of implementation of
the single domestic space ex-
periment, there were complaints
from some hoteliers and other
stakeholders of thd region's
tourism industry.
They have been speaking
of cancellations of accommo-

dation due to claimed frustra-
tion with the special visa/en-
try permit arrangements for
foreign visitors that have also
coincided with the new pass-
port requirement for Ameri-
cans returning home from over-
The Jamaica Hotel and
Tourist Association (JHTA),
which has been strident in ini-
tial opposition to the timeframe
for implementation of the U.S.
passport requirement, has so far
been the loudest in criticising
the CARICOM visa require-
ment for foreigners coming for
According to the JHTA, fi-
nancial losses accruing from
cancellations could be over
US$30 million by the expiration

of the visa regime on May 15.
In contrast, the CARICOM
Secretariat in Georgetown, and
Secretary General Edwin
Carrington in particular, con-
tinue to project optimism for
satisfactory operations of the
community's experiment in
"one domestic space" for the
defined 104 days period for
Caribbean nationals and
foreign visitors.
Carrington has hailed
this "unparalleled level" of
regional and international
cooperation to facilitate free
movement of people for the
CWC as auguring well in the
strengthening of
CARICOM's integration ef-
forts leading to the establish-
ment of the CSME.

Improved health

services in ...
(From page nine)
the Pomeroon River, the agency said.
The outreach programme started about two weeks ago with
a team of doctors, medex workers, dentex, malaria experts and
Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) officers for HIV/
AIDS visiting various areas in the river.
The agency said the outreach will also be expanded to
Mashabo, Capoey Lake, Lima Sands, Wakapau and Kabakaburi.
With a growing population in the Charity community, the
hospital is working to develop a capacity to meet the demand
for better health care and delivery, GINA said.
Singh told the agency that along the Essequibo Coast,
medex workers are now available at centres and they have re-
duced some of the backlog at the Suddie and Charity hospi-
Suddie, he explained, benefited in the past from Cu-
ban surgeons and gynaecologists but will receive a full
complement from a 27-member Cuban team that will man
the diagnostic and treatment centre.


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Please be advised that the closing
date for Scrap Iron has been
extended to Friday, February 9,
2007 at 10:00 hrs. Tenderers or
their representatives are hereby
invited to witness the opening of
Tenders in the Boardroom of The
Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee (SILWFC), 87
Duke & Barrack Streets,
Kingston, Georgetown.

M. A. Akeel, A.A.
Chairman SILWFC

Woman still

missing after

river mishap

TWENTY FOUR hours following a mishap on the
border Corentyne River between Guyana and
Suriname, there was still no trace of the missing
Cheryl Peters, of Mocha/Arcadia, East Bank
Demerara, relatives said.
Peters was among 10 persons on the boat which capsized
in the river Friday morning as it was heading to Nickerie in
Suriname and was missing up to last night.
Malini Mohan, 29, of Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara, the
lone female Guyanese survivor to have returned on a rescue
boat, recalled that as they were travelling towards Suriname, a
woman sitting next to her in the boat and wearing a black
sweater, matched the description of Peters.
Mohan said that person did not return home on the boat
that brought survivors back to the Guyana side of the river.
A resident at Mocha yesterday confirmed that Peters was
wearing a black and white sweater which might have appeared
black in the dark hours of the morning.
The source said a male relative from Mocha left for the
Corentyne Friday in the hope of being able to get some posi-
tive information about Peters.
Another person believed missing, Donna Abrams, who left
Nabaclis Friday morning and was travelling via the Guyana/
Suriname crossing en route to Cayenne, was reported alive and
Her eldest son last night confirmed that he had communi-
cated with her by telephone Friday night and she informed
him that she had left Guyana on a boat which departed
Corentyne ahead of the ill-fated vessel which claimed the life
of Mohan's mother, Hansrani, also called 'Buck'.
Hansrani's body was found Friday afternoon on the
Corentyne shore.
Mohan, also called Samantha, who survived the harrowing
experience of desperately trying to save her mother, and being
cruelly separated from her before she disappeared under the
sinking boat, had to be rushed to hospital Friday night.
The badly traumatized Mohan was admitted to the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) with a high
temperature, bouts of vomiting, cramps and pains about the
She was given saline and observed for several hours before
being discharged.
The boat capsized after the propeller of the engine
got entangled in a fishing seine in the river.


Senior Accounts Clerk

Applications are invited for suitably quilfied persons to
fill the vacanrci/ fir a Senior Accounts Clerk.

To ensure the smooth and efficient running
of the Accounts Department.

*Must be computer literate
*Completion of CAT & ACCA Level 1

Applicatiois must be submitted to:

The General Manager
(;liyana Lottery Company Ltd.
357 Lamaha Street
North Cummingsburg
No later than Saturday, 10th Februitary, 2007

On casita

By HydarAlly The point I am seeking t
make is that one should avoi
I AM not one of those who imposing one's own value sys
gamble. tem on a society, regardless c
I have never gambled in my how "righteous" such value
life and I have no intention of may be.
so doing, casinos or no casinos. We live in a culturally plu
In fact I have never pur- ral society in which people
chased any game of chance, in- must be free to spend their tim
cluding the national lotto. I and money in ways that the
would rather spend my money consider would yield them ot
on giving, as it were, a small timal social utility, provided
raise to the poor or needy than course that such pastimes ai
on any game of chance. All gam- not inconsistent with the law
bling houses would go out of ex- of the country.
istence if only everyone thinks Casino gambling in Guyar
like me. has, understandably, generate
Fortunately, or unfortu- some debate in the country wil
nately, not everyone is of like some strong advocacy comir
mind. Indeed, there are signifi- from the religious communil

cant numbers of Guyanese who
play the lottery on a regular ba-
sis hoping that some day their
'dreams' would be realized, ex-
cept that it never really did save
for an insignificant few.
This is not to suggest that I
have a problem with gambling.
At a personal level, my own
sense of values does not allow
me to engage in any act of gam-
I know of countless number
of Guyanese who regularly fre-
quent betting houses and derive
immense joy out of gambling ac-
tivities. It has become some-
thing of a pastime, and winning
or losing becomes secondary.

no gambling




against its intro-
duction into Ihe
country. Such
views must be re-
spected, if not
We must de-
velop the capac-
W _?0 ity for respect
t and tolerance.
SGiven our plural-
ity, we may never
:see eye to eye on
each and every is-
The impor-
tant thing is to
-:i develop a capac-
ity to see 'out-
side of our own lenses' and as
far as humanly possible, to rec-
oncile the national interest with
that of our individual or group
The truth of the matter is
that we are living in a world that
is fast becoming increasingly in-
tegrated. both culturally and
The forces of globalisation
are rendering national bound-
aries increasingly redundant.
The entertainment industry is
not spared the onslaught of
globalisation. It is now possible
to gamble via the internet and all
kinds of indecency can be facili-
tated through the click of a but-

Police and

protestersclash at

Bolivan gas plants
LA PAZ, (Reuters) Protesters armed with sticks and dy-
namite clashed with police and troops yesterday as they
evicted them from two natural gas facilities in southeast-
ern Bolivia, the interior minister said.
About 200 demonstrators stormed into the plants on Fri-
day to protest the government's nationalization of the energy
industry, which they say has not gone far enough. The protest
cut gas supplies to the domestic market, but not exports.
"The police and the army have seized control of the facili-
ties operated by Transredes and Bolivian Hydocarbons Logis-
tics Company," Interior Minister Alfredo Rada said in the ad-
ministrative capital, La Paz.
He said two people had been wounded by rubber bullets
when army and police forces evicted the demonstrators from
the facilities at dawn yesterday.
"Security forces have only been allowed to use tear gas and
rubber bullets. The use of real bullets hasn't been authorized,"
Rada said ,adding that the protesters had attacked police and
soldiers with dynamite, stones and sticks.
Local radio station Fides cited witnesses as saying as many
as seven protesters had been hurt.
The protesters, who have blocked roads in the country's
gas-rich southeast for the past five days, seized control of a
pipeline control station run by Transredes. Energy major Royal
Dutch Shell has a 25 per cent stake in Transredes.
They later took over another facility controlled by local
company Compania Logistica de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia.

These are what 1 refer to as
the downside of globalisation
and information technology.
The cultural diffusion ema-
nating from the North that is
now permeating so-called tradi-
tional societies is upsetting es-
tablished cultural norms and is
viewed by many as "cultural
The sad thing about it all is
that there is not much that can
be done to prevent such forms
of penetration and diffusion.
Whether we like it not, our
society is becoming increasingly
driven by materialistic and even

hedonistic tendencies. This ob-
viously runs counter to religious
precepts and widely held views.
The interesting thing about
it is the case with which
Guyanese come to terms with
these values in North America'
which seem normal to them and
the vehemence with which they
condemn these very values in
I remember being taken by
a friend of mine on a visit to At-
lantic City, one of the capitals
of casino gambling in the United
States, if not in the world. I was
amazed at the number of
Guyanese who spend hours

travelling from New York to At-
lantic City to engage in gambling
activities. The setting was in-
deed stupendous.
Like most Caribbean coun-
tries, Guyana is not immune
from the several forms of illegal
transactions, ranging from pros-
titution to money laundering.
This is most unlikely to stop,
casino or no casino.
The important task before
us is to put the necessary legis-
lation and justice system in
place to make it difficult for in-
dividuals to get away with ne-
farious activities.
As a developing country, we

have to seek ways to maximise
our foreign exchange earnings
and the same time create jobs
for our young people. Casinos
may not be the ideal form of job
creation but there are other
forms of economic spin-offs and
externalities which, if properly
managed, could redound to the
national good.
Guyana must seize every
opportunity to take advantage
of the tourism potential which
is becoming one of the largest
industries in the world, gener-
ating millions of jobs globally
and billions of dollars in foreign
Let us develop an open
mind on the issue. Let us give
time an opportunity to have its
say on the matter.
The proof of the pudding,
it is said, is in the eating.
(Reprinted from the
Weekend Mirror)



The Forestry Training Centre Incorporated (FTCI), a subsidiary of the Guyana Forestry Commission, and the Iwokrama
Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development (Iwokrama) has aligned itself with Tropenbos-lnternational
(TBI) to implement a 5-year EU-funded project that will evaluate chainsaw lumbering by local communities in Guyana
and identify and support measures that improve rural livelihoods. (Asimilar project is being carried out in Ghana).

Tropenbos-lnternational (TBI) is responsible for the coordination of the project, for which it Ill appoint an Overall
Coordinator (based in the Netherlands). In Guyana, the Forestry Training Centre Incorporated (FTCI) and Iwokrama will
implement the project.

FTCI wishes to recruit a full time Project Coordinator based in Georgetown to manage the project. S/He will be
responsible for the national coordination of the project, reporting to the Director, FTCI. S/He will also coordinate
activities with the project Overall Coordinator.

The responsibilities of the Project Coordinator include:
a) Implementing the project according to approved work plans and delivering project outputs in a timely manner:
b) Collaborating with staff of FTCI and Iwokrama and with other consultants assigned to the project;
c) C inipmhng, synthesizing and disseminating information relevant for and produced by the project;
d) Creating a multi-stakeholder learning platform for the development of a permanent dialogue on chainsaw
lumbering issues;
e) Organizing project meetings, regional meetings, workshops, stakeholder meetings and multi-stakeholder


Interested persons meeting the following requirements may apply for the position;
a) an academic degree in a discipline relevant to the project (e.g. Natural Resources Management, Development
Studies, Sociology, Economics or Geography);
b) five years professional experience in project management
c) Working experience with communities
d) Good oral and written communication skills
e) Computer literacy with MS Windows and MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint).

An attractive remuneration package is offered.

Applications including detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees should be submitted to:

The Director
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Georgetown, GUYANA,


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World Cancer Day today

Cancer deaths rising

CANCER brings fear to ev-
It is a non-communicable
disease. As is happening in-de-
veloping and developed coun-
tries alike, cancer is imposing a
considerable disease burden in
Guyana, both in terms of illness
(morbidity) and deaths (mortal-
Globally, more than 6.7 mil-
lion persons died of cancer in
2005. This is about 13% of all
deaths. Only cardiovascular dis-
eases cause more deaths than
cancer. Most of the deaths are
occurring in developing coun-
More than 10.9 million

new cases were recorded in
2005 and now there are more
than 25 million persons living
with cancer worldwide.
Guyana has not been
spared. Cancer (neoplasms)
now ranks as the third most
prevalent cause of death in
Guyana, rising from the fourth
leading cause of death in 2000.
In Latin American and the
Caribbean, lung cancer and stom-
ach cancer are the leading causes
of cancer deaths among men.
Among women, cervical cancer
is the leading cause of cancer
deaths in most countries and
breast cancer is the leading
cause of cancer deaths in other

There were an estimated
480,000 deaths due to cancer in
Latin America and the Caribbean
in 2002 and according to projec-
tions this is expected to rise to
841,000 by 2020.
Mortality rates for all can-
cers in men are highest in Uru-
guay (200.9/10'), Bahamas
(179.5/10", U.S. (171.3/105 and
Canada (166.8/105'. The lowest
rates are seen in Bolivia (60.4/
10'", Guyana (72.1/10" and El
Salvador (91.5/105'. Among
women, mortality rates are high-
est in Haiti (130.4/10'", Jamaica
(130.5/105' and Ecuador (130.2/
10'' and lowest in Guyana

Ten Leading Causes of Death 2003, 2000

Rank Rank
'erebrovascular Diseases 1 Ischemic Heart Diseases
chemicc Heart Diseases 2 HIV Diseases (AIDS) 2
leoplasms Cerebrovascular Diseases ;
[IV Diseases (AIDS) 4 Neoplasms
diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus
itentional Self-Harm (Suicide) Hypertensive Diseases 5
[ypertensive Diseases 7 Acute Respiratory Infections
assault (Homicide) Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide) 8
cute Respiratory Infections 9 Undetermined Intent 9
heartt Failure 10) Heart Failure 10(

Source: Health Statistical Department of the Ministry of Health, Georgetown, Guyana


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(72.9/101 and Puerto Rico
While cancer is a problem
everywhere, it is not mani-
fested in the same way world-
wide. A substantial portion of
cancers in developing countries,
up to 25 per cent, are associ-
ated with chronic infection.
Liver cancer is casually associ-
ated with hepatitis B infection,
cervical cancer with infection
by certain types of human
papillomavirus and stomach
cancer with Helicobacter pylori
In 2000, seven types of
cancer accounted for approxi-
mately 60 per cent of all newly
diagnosed cancer cases and can-
cer deaths in developing coun-
tries: cervical, liver, stomach,
oesophagus, lung, colorectal and
breast. The first four exhibit el-
evated incidence and mortality
rates in developing countries.
The last three have a lower but
increasing incidence because of

demographic and industrial tran-
Developing regions also ex-
hibit considerable variation in
their cancer burdens. Deaths
from liver cancer are relatively
high in East Asia and Africa be-
cause of the high prevalence of
chronic hepatitis B infection and
inadequate food storage and
preservation in those regions.
Deaths from colorectal and
breast cancer are relatively high
in Eastern Europe as people in
those regions have adopted less
healthy, high fat diets and more
sedentary lifestyles. Deaths
from oral cancer are particularly
high in South Asia, where chew-
ing betel quid is common. These
different types of cancer call for
different intervention strategies.
In Guyana, cancer is among
the principal causes of morbid-
ity and mortality, as can be seen
in the table below. The diversity
of disorders, the effect on the
quality of life of the affected
patients, as well as the high cost
of the diagnosis and treatment
mean that cancer is an impor-
tant health problem.

Treatment in Guyana
Treatment options available

in Guyana:
Surgery for some cancer
patients is available in both the
private and public health sectors
Radiation therapy avail-
able through a public/private
sector partnership

Incidence of Cancer in
Guyana 2000-2004
During the period 2000-
2004, there were 2,236 recorded
cases of cancer. This represents
a cumulative incidence rate of
301.3 x 105 inhabitants. The in-
cidence rate in the period tends
to increase per year, which can
be related to a greater coverage
of the system of registry of the
cases. The annual figures are as
follows: (See table)
The principal cancers are
breast comprising 15.4% of
the total incidence, prostate
representing 14.6% and cer-
vical cancer with 12.9%.
Other most frequent cancers
were: the colon, the stomach,
the lung, the cervix, the
uterus and the liver, that in-
clude from 5.6% to 3.1%.
These locations contributed
64% of the total of recorded
cases in this period.
(Produced by the Ministry
of Health)

Distribution of the Incidence of Cancer by year


2000 345 46.5

2001 393 53.0

2002 449 60.5

2003 574 77.3

2004 475 64.0

Distribution of Types of Cancer by Year

200 200 200 200 200 TOTA
0 1 2 3 4 L

Breast 54 55 76 74 85 344 15.4

Prostate 53 52 59 90 72 326 14.6

Cervix 27 59 56 82 64 288 12.9

Colon 21 24 29 27 24 125 5.6

Stomac 17 5.1
27 26 17 28 115

Lung 13 21 19 21 13 87 3.9

Liver 16 9 10 20 15 70 3.1

Others 134 147 183 232 185 881 39.4
474 100.
TOTAL 345 393 449 574 474 2236 10

Distribution of cancer cases by site and Regions Guyana 2000-2004
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 4, 2007

he Church

and Patrioti

By Rev. Kwame Gilbert thee a Kingdom, power and Persian government, yet so con- c
strength and glory." cerned he was by the chaos and
IN MY last publication, I ex- Incredible! A Jewish be- disrepair in his Jewish home- J
amined the Christian's duty liever, speaking by divine inspi- land that he sought and received c

to obey his government and
to pay taxes to support his
We need to remember that
the Christian should perform
these duties, not out of sullen
or grudging obedience, but out
of love and devotion for his
country in other words, in a
spirit of patriotism. In Guyana,
patriotism is commonly put
down as old-fashioned and un-
God, however, is not
known to be an avid follower of
all the latest trends. I believe
that God wants us as Guyanese
to be patriotic, and he has com-
manded patriotism in his word.
God possesses infinite
glory, but he has bestowed glory
upon civil rulers and by impli-
cation, upon the governments
and the nations they represent.
In Daniel 2:37 the prophet told
Nebuchadnezzar, "Thou, O
King, art a king Of Kings: for
the God of heaven hath given

ration, tells a pa-
I 'p gan ruler of a pa-
Spn empire that
S God had givenn
him glory '
In the New
Testament uc are

m nnded to give
honour to civil
rulers, nd b\ im-
plicaiti.n to the
country\ ilie rep-
I ag m re.eni. Among the
vanous forms of
prayer we are to render on be-
half of civil rulers, according to
Paul in 1 Tim.2:1-2 is "giving of
thanks". This implies apprecia-
tion and gratitude for our nation
and the protection it affords us.
Paul concludes a passage on
obedience to civil rulers
(Rom.13:1-7) with the words,
"Render therefore to all their
dues: tribute to whom tribute is
due; custom to whom custom;
fear to whom fear; honour to
whom honour."
Peter concludes his disser-
tation on obedience by saying,
"Honour all men. Love the
brotherhood. Fear God. Honour
the King". (1 Pet.2:17).
We can find many examples
of patriotism in the Bible.
Esther, even while she was
a Persian Queen, remembered
her Jewish heritage and loved
her people so much that she
risked her life to save them.
Nehemiah apparently had a
very good position with the

permission from the Persian
King to return to Palestine and
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
The Old Testament proph-
ets were patriots who loved
their country dearly. Read the
book of Jeremiah, the Lamenta-
tions of Jeremiah, or the book
of Hosea, and see how the pages
almost come aflame with love of


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The Lord Jesus loved
erusalem so much that he wept
over the city (Luke 19:41).
Why does God want us to
,e patriotic? I believe that God
has placed patriotism in men's
leart because God knows that a
nation cannot survive without it.
Patriotism is the bond that
mites a nation into One People
with One Destiny, and holds
hem together in adversities. Pa-
riotism is the spark that makes

people willing to place their
country above themselves, to
sacrifice for their country, even
if that sacrifice means their-
Patriotism is the spirit that
gives a special flavour to a na-
tion and which enhances our ap-
preciation for that which is our
own. The spirit of patriotism is
what will cause the blood of ev-
ery Guyanese here or abroad to
boil, when we hear of how our
country men and women are
treated at certain international
ports of entry.
It is the spirit of patriotism
that caused our hearts to well up
in our chests with pride, when
Six Head won, when Big Truck
and Vivian won, when we left
the others in the dust in the
Stanford 20/20. It was that
spirit that made us feel good
about ourselves, in spite of our
race, when elections came and

went and peace prevailed.
Patriotisri is necessary for
any country to survive. Guyana
needs patriotic citizens. No
government, no country is per-
We sometimes find our-
selves being critical of our coun-
try, but while criticizing, the pa-
triotic citizen must not adopt a
s6ur negativism. His criticism
must be constructive and not
Guyana is not perfect. We
still have much to accomplish as
a nation. But if we will once
again have a nation that others
will respect, we must respect
ourselves and be proud of our
nation. Let us once again return
to singing with lustre and love:
O Beautiful Guyana, O my
lovely native land
More dear to me than all
the world, thy sea washed,
sun kissed sand.


Former Mirror

journalists pay

tribute to Cecil

IN A tribute to the late veteran journalist Cecil Griffith,
former journalists of the Mirror newspaper have described
him as a person who "carried himself with dignity and a
quiet self-confidence."
The group former President Mrs. Janet Jagan, former
Cabinet Ministers Clinton Collymore and Moses Nagamootoo,
current Minister of Local Government and Regional Develop-
ment, Kellawan Lall and Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud
said: "Whilst we worked at the Mirror newspaper and were
grouped in the Union of Guyanese Journalists, we came in close
contact with Cecil Griffith fondly known as 'Griff' and knew
the measure of the man. We had come to respect him as a com-
mitted journalist who was fair and objective."
Recalling that Griffith distinguished himself in the major me-
dia of journalism print, radio and television, the former journal-
ists noted that he was "well-liked for his charm and friendly dis-
position and will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues."
They said it is satisfying that the government recognized
his contribution to journalism by bestowing on him the National
Award of the Arrow of Achievement (A.A).
"We salute 'Griff' for enriching our journalism and helping
to promote our freedom of expression," the group said.
Cecil Griffith died last week after a brief illness.
He will be buried tomorrow after a funeral service from
15:00h at the St George's Cathedral in Georgetown.

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New Guyana tour

guide handbook

A NEW Guyana tour guide
handbook is being compiled
and scheduled to be launched
in the third week of next
Producer Ms. Gem
Madhoo-Nascimento said the
new publication is a pocket size
book (6 V2 x 4 inches) of about
100-120 pages and is designed
for easy carrying and quick ref-
The first publication will be
10,000 copies in full colour
glossy pages and the handbook
is to be done annually, she said.
"It will be available at no
cost, from the airports, hotels,
resorts, restaurants and all busi-
nesses that support the publica-
tion", she said.
The publication is 'Guyana

- where & what' and, according
to Madhoo-Nascimento, as the
name suggests, it will assist a
visitor to Guyana with all the
'ins and outs' of the country.
It will, she said, include
names, addresses and telephone
numbers of hotels, resorts, tour
operators, gift shops, souvenir
shops, car rentals, taxi services,
restaurants, night clubs, food
houses, places of interest to
visit, including historical and
natural sites, museums, art gal-
leries, telephone/cell phone ser-
vice, internet cafes, beauty
parlours, pools, gyms and
"In addition it will com-
prise of a brief history of
Guyana a calendar of holi-
days and events, historical

sites, places of interest, recre-
ational areas, do's and don't
foreign exchange rates, emer-
gency and health care ser-
vices, major sporting and cul-
tural events. Colourful photo-
graphs of Guyana's flora and
fauna, Guyanese lifestyles
and scenes, all will further
enhance it", the producer
Similar books can be founc
in most Caribbean islands and
Madhoo-Nascimento said she
felt there is need for one in
She can be contacted for
further information at Gen-
eral Executive Management
Services Inc (GEMS Inc.) on
email '' or

S- GUYANA National Co-
S operative Bank has sued
defaulting proprietors of
Plantation Dalgin, McDoom
Village andproprietors of a
.S. piece of land on the left bank
of the Mahaica Creek,
seeking payments for unpaid
S loans.
In respect to the proprietor
,or proprietors of the land in the
Mahaica Creek, the bank in a
claim filed in the Supreme Court
Registry, is suing the
defendants) for the sum of
$167,918,114, being the balance

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of an amount of principal and
interest due owing and payable
by Imtyaz Husain to it, as
money lent.
The bank claims Husain
had guaranteed repayments by
the execution of a certain Bond
and Deed of First Mortgage No.
303/1996, executed on 14th
February, 1996 before the
Registrar of Deeds, by Imtyaz
Husain of Little Baiboo,
Mahaica Creek, East Coast
According to the statement
of claim, the defendants, in
breach of the terms of the said
mortgage (a) have failed and
neglected to pay the capital and
interest on demand and (b) have
failed and neglected to pay
certain advanced outgoings when
due and in consequence of such
breaches, the plaintiff is entitled
to claim the sum of
$167,918,114, at a rate of 21%
per annum from the 1st day of
October, 2006, until fully paid.
In relation to the action
against the proprietors
pertaining to 'C' McDoom
Village, in the city of
Georgetown, the bank's claim
is against the defendants) for
the sum of $57,300,381, being
the balance of an amount of
principal and interest due by

Stanislaus waniace jones to
the plaintiff as money lent by
the plaintiff to and at the
request of Stanislaus Wallace,
Jones and repayments
guaranteed by the said
Stanislaus Wallace Jones.
According to the plaintiff,
the defendantss, in breach of the
terms of the said mortgage, (a)
have failed and neglected to pay
certain advanced outgoings when
due and in consequence of such
breaches, the plaintiff is entitled
to claim the sum of $57,300,381
with interest.
In both claims, the plaintiff
also claims to foreclose the said
mortgage and bring the mortgage
property to sale at execution
and recover from the proceeds
of such sale the said sum of
$57,300,381 and $167,918,114,
It was also pointed out
that if the amount claimed is
paid to the plaintiff or their
Attorney-at-Law or agent within
4 days from the service hereof
further proceedings will be
The summonses against
the defaulting proprietors
have been issued by Attorney-
at-law, Ms. Rosalie Robertson,
of Lot 77, Croal Street &
Winter Place, Georgetown.



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in Buxton
FIRST Lady Varshnie Jagdeo yesterday made donations of cloth-
ing to several churches in Buxton, East Coast Demerara, as well
as toys and school supplies to three nursery schools in the com-
Among the churches which received donations were Grace As-
semblies of God, Temple Gate, Community Life Fellowship, AME,
St. Anthony's Roman Catholic, Buxton Seventh Day Adventist,
Bretheren, Ambassadors of Christ, Buxton Church of God, New Life
Tabernacle, Victory Mission International, Overcomers Church of
God in Christ, St. Augustine Anglican Church, Friendship Method-
ist Church, Arundel Congregational and Full Truth Tabernacle.
The three nursery schools which received toys and school sup-
plies were Hendon Nursery, Company Road Nursery and New
Friendship Nursery.
The supplies were from the Kids First Fund, which the First
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46 nations call for tougher

U.N. environment role

By Alister Doyle, Environ-
ment Correspondent

PARIS, (Reuters) Forty-six

nations called for the creation
of a more powerful U.N. envi-
ronment agency yesterday,
saying the survival of human-

ity was at risk, but the United
States, China and Russia did
not sign up.
"We must realise that we

have reached a point of no re-
turn, and have caused irrepa-
rable damage," according to the
"Paris Call for Action" read out

by French President Jac
Chirac after a two-day cc
ence at his Elysee Palace.
On Friday, the world'

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 4, 2007

climate scientists said global
warming was man-made and
said rising temperatures could
cause more droughts, heatwaves
and rising seas for more than
1,000 years even if emissions of
greenhouse gases are capped.
"We are coming to realise
that the entire planet is at risk,
Cues that the well-being, health,
:nfer- safety, and very survival of hu-
mankind hangs in the balance,"
's top Chirac said after talks with poli-
ticians, scientists, business lead-
ers and foreign leaders.
The Paris appeal seeks the
creation of a new U.N. Environ-
ment Organisation (UNEO) to
fight threats such as global
warming, water shortages or a
loss of species. And it urges
"massive international action to
face the environmental crisis".
The existing U.N. Environ-
ment Programme, based in
Nairobi, is often faulted for hav-
ing too limited powers.
The "Paris Call for Action"
was backed by European Union
countries and others including
Algeria, Ecuador, Cambodia,
Vanuatu, Seychelles, Gabon and
But the United States,
China, Russia and India the
top four emitters of greenhouse
gases were absent from a list
handed out by Chirac's office.
Carbon'dioxide comes mainly
from burning fossil fuels in fac-
tories, power plants and cars.

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Morocco agreed to host a
meeting of nations which favour
the creation of a UNEO. But
Chirac will retire in May after
12 years as president and it is
unclear who might then cham-
pion the idea.
The proposed UNEO
would be modelled on the World
Health Organisation, which has
more clout than UNEP, and
could help coordinate govern-
ment action, promote funding,
research and ways to spread
new technologies.
Some delegates cautioned
that creating new bureaucratic
institutions should not detract
from action. But others said
that a UNEO could, for in-
stance, help fill gaps in science.
"We spend a great deal
more on space research than
trying to find out what the bio-
sphere is all about," said Valli
Moosa, head of the World Con-
servation Union.
He said it was unlikely
that the world would achieve
a goal set by governments in
2002 of slowing the rate of
loss of species, ranging from
exotic African frogs to rare
Amazonian plants, by 2010.

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Tankers may ship water to

parched cities of future

By Stefano Ambrogi

LONDON, (Reuters) Fleets
of supertankers could one.
day ply the world's oceans
laden not with oil but fresh
Sounds far-fetched?
In Paris on Friday, the
world's top climate scientists
issued the strongest warning yet
that human activity was heating
the planet. They forecast tem-
peratures would rise by be-
tween 1.1 and 6.4 degrees Cel-
sius this century.
By 2100, water scarcity
could impact between 1.1 and
3.2 billion people, says a leaked,
related U.N. climate study due
to be published in April.
China and Australia. as well
as parts of Europe and the
United States would face criti-
cal water shortages, it says.
Maritime experts say ship-
ping water by tanker is one of
the least eccentric ideas raised
of late to counter acute short-
Dragging icebergs from the
Arctic, ships hauling enormous

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bags of fresh water, and cloud
seeding in which clouds are
sprayed with chemicals to in-
duce rain have all been aired
by water authorities in the past.
"You can ship any liquid
commodity if the money's
right," said Bill Box, spokesman
for Intertanko, the world's larg-
est association of tanker own-
Tankers would need to be
specially coated for the water
trade or built as a dedicated

In 1996, the World Bank's
then water resources manager,
John Hayward, said: "One way
or another, water will be moved
around the world as is oil now."
Daniel Zimmer, executive
director of the World Water
Council in Marseille, said there
was a real prospect that fleets
of dedicated tankers could
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But he saw it only being fea-
sible for essential supplies of
fresh drinking water and not for
low grade agricultural water
where the cost of freight would
outweigh the benefits.
"We definitely see it in-
creasing. We expect in the future
and even in the short-term, be-
fore 2050, more frequent
heatwaves and dry periods
which could make shipping wa-
ter economically justifiable," he
told Reuters.
He said exporting water by
sea was already happening be-
tween France and Algeria and
Turkey and Israel.
He said countries with abun-
dant water supplies like Norway,
Russia and New Zealand could
also begin to ship water more
"You could imagine coun-
tries north of the Mediterranean
Sea shipping fresh water to the

south, the dry areas," Zimmer
Some water firms are al-
ready taking the prospect of
shipping water seriously last
May, London's Thames Water
investigated bringing water sup-
plies by tanker from Scotland
and Norway to solve emergency
shortages due to drought.
Thames Water's Richard
Aylard told the Times newspa-
per that alternatives had in-
cluded towing icebergs from the
Arctic and seeding rain clouds.
At the end of last year New
Zealand firm Adsteam Agency
proposed taking water by tanker
to Australia when that country
was suffering its worst recorded
drought, shipping experts say.
In Australia, a firm called
Solar Sailor is developing elec-
tric-hybrid supertankers pow-
ered by solar sails to carry wa-
ter, according to its Web site.
The chairman of Solar
Sailor, former Australian prime
minister Bob Hawke, has said
the concept could solve
Sydney's water crisis.
Some question whether
shipping supplies from coun-
tries rich in fresh water would
provide a long-term answer.

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"Tankers have been used to
transport water in the past be-
tween islands, in places like the
West Indies, but the issue here
for the future is one of scale,"
said Peter Hinchliffe of the In-
ternational Chamber of Ship-
"A supertanker full of oil
can supply a city far longer than
one full of water," he said.
For existing oil tanker own-
ers the international shipping of
water could hold an unexpected
silver lining.
Responding to a series of
high-profile oil tanker disasters
the U.N. International Maritime
Organization in 2003 accelerated
a time-table to retire single-
hulled oil tankers.
The final deadline for their
elimination is 2015. But such
pollution issues wouldn't ap-
ply if they were carrying water.
"Maybe this is great news
for the phase out of ageing
single-hulled tankers between
2010-2015," said Intertanko's
"If anyone is serious about
transporting water in tankers
then they should be looking at
single-hulled tankers because
there will never be a cheaper
source of ship," Box said.

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Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
(Extension of Closing Date)

Monthly Maintenance Cleaning of Drainage and Irrigation
Channels in Regions 4 and 10

S 1 The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority. Ministry olAgriculture invites
proposals from registered Community Development Councils (CDC's) and
Farmers Groups to submit proposals for monthly maintenance cleaning of
drainage and irrigation channels in specific areas in Regions 4 and 10.

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

3 Submissions must be as comprehensive as possible. demonstrating adequate
experience and proof of registration of the group.

4 List of labourers to be employed by the respective Community Development
Councils must also be included in the proposal

Proposals should be addressed to:

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

And deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than (09:0)h on
Tuesday. February 13, 2007.

S Proposals will be opened in the presence of those group'ncllil es who
choose to attend at 09:00 i on iTuesday. February 13. 2007 in the Boardi o.'i of
the National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of
Finance at the above address.

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

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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WANTED ( ,i1 tr Il, .11

2c00. No. 106-d0.
LIMITED Plaintiff and The
Proprietor or Proprietors,
Representative or
Representatives of Parcel 116,
Block XVI, Zone BRW, portion of
Plantation Lot No. 8 Balthyock,
West Bank Berbice with the
building and erections thereon.
Defendant. TO: THE
TAKE NOTICE that a specially
endorsed Writ of Summons was
on the 1st day of February 2007
issued against you the said
Defendant to appear before the
High Court of the Supreme Court
of Judicature at the Law Courts,
Georgetown, in which the
Plaintiff's claim is for the sum of
$528,652 (five hundred and
twenty eight thousand six
hundred and fifty two dollars)
together with simple interest on
the sum of $495,006: (four
hundred and ninety five
thousand and six dollars) at the
rate of 19.25% per annum from
12 October 2006 to date of
payment being the amount due
under a certain Bond and Deed
of mortgage duly executed by
Ramdeen on 30 April 2003
before A.H. Bishram,
Commissioner of Oaths, in favour
of the Plaintiff for the sum of $1
000 000: (one million dollars)
with interest thereon at the rate
of 19.25% per annum with effect
from 30 April 2003 until fully paid
and vested with right of first
mortgage on: BLOCK: XVI
Description and location of
Land: being portion of
Plantation Lot No. 8 Balthyock.
West Bank Berbice and on the
building and erections thereon
and on all future buildings and
erections which may hereafter
by constructed or erected
thereon during the existence of
this mortgage, the property of the
Mortgagor(s). If you desire to
defend the said matter you must
not later than 3:30 pm in the
forenoon of the 13th day of
March 2007 file an Affidavit of
Defence and you must appear
before the High Court of the
iSupreme Court of Judicature at
I the Law Courts, Georgetown on
SWednesday the 14th day of
I March 2007 at 9 o'clock in the
Iforenoon. If you fail to file such
Affidavit of Defence or appear
as aforesaid the Plaintiff may
Proceed therein and Judgement
may be given against you in your
absence. Dated the 1st day of
February, 2007. Sgd. E. HENRY

1 BASHA boat 38-ft. complete
$1 700 000 1 Mitsubishi Canter,
0305, 275-0344.

WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send stamped
envelope to Nicola Archer, PO. Box
112154 Georgetown. Guyana.
S BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes for
US$500 or more weekly. For
information -- send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

ENA'S Hair Dressing Salon.
Training available 6-month
courses. $40 000 for the 6
months. Lot 10 North Road, Li
town. Contact Ena at above
address. Tel. 627-2258.
- - -

day and evening classes in
cosmetology also 6 week classes in
nail artistry and air brush design.
Enrol now 132 Cummings Street
Bourda. 223-8452.

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

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.
We accept Master, Visa and
American Express Cards. Phone -
225-7126, 226-3693. Email:

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales & Services
-Call Kersting's Computer Repairs
& Sales Centre @ 227-8361. 618-
8283. Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.

CALL Jean for all types of
uniforms, dress making, altering,
curtains and embroidery. 153
Barr St.. Kitty. 226-9548.
JEAN offers courses in
dressmaking, fabric designing.
curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
furnishing, floral arrangements.
cake decoration. 153 Barr St..
Kitty. 226-9548.
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, soft toys, sort
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty 226-9548, 610-4105
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Lot
45 Garnette Street, C/ville ( 2
'... :- ..' a from Sheriff St.).
:' -i : ii ,1 223-1129/649-
SEWING done at Kitty
Home Siuji: ',-, type of
costume : .I: lr ,. altering.
Contact Sunita 231-7626.

INFO., CALL 226-9448.


Now t'i- pi;nsny students
for Local and Canadian
Corrputer Certificate /
Diploma Courses.

Computerised Accounting.
Comr ter Reaxtits.
networking, Microsoft Office.

7850 OR 643-1563. FOR
NAIL tipping, designing, silk
wrapping, manicuring,
pedicuring, courses. Register
now. $5 500 each. Call Michelle
(227-7342, 613-4005).
INC. Now registering for CXC oral
classes and adult conversational
classes in Spanish and French.
Call 231-7303.

Degree, in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
ENROL now for certificate
computer and sewing courses.
Classes begin February 5. Fromr
INDRA'S Beauty Salon. 122
Oronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure,
scalp treatment and design on nails.
Also Beauty Culture available. Tel.
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 our greatest concern'.

FASHION Designing
anything fabric cutting,
painting, etc. at a Fashion
Institute. Classes start Mon 5th
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. Contact 226-6432, 623-
2477 Patrick.

MOTORING -"You train to Pass".
227-1063, 226-874, 644-7211.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building. Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858. 622-2872, 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street. Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For more information
call 227-3869. 622-8162, 611-
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

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

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

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

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope --
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana

FFIENDS,'companions -
immediate link. The Junior/
Senior/Single Dating Service 18
80 yrs. Mon. Sat. 8:30 am -
5 pm. Tel. 223-8237
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Marrnied! Migrate!...through the.
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, everyday -
07:00 h to 21:00 h.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone #266-2171.

." .^ Canadian

We can assist you
to Mli.rate to Canada.
Skilled Workers r Srsines'
(CI s. Students'. ,' .,
Work Permits.
Sputtorship!* Alsteals
for Refused (.C:ses
Visitor's Vis\a
Baiwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
Immigration Consultants
5"7 tpper. Rhlb :)>nd
Orano(i)tqu Stq., Bourd:a.
Tel. 225-1i540. 622-83}08
('Canadai : 41(-431 -8845
ww'w.canaVaim nnmirlItionlpa.cll
Ipprloved by the, (ceiaunin (ov
to repre,'s'i 'rient ,
DO you need a baby-sitter
from the East Coast to baby-sit
during the day? Then Contact
Cell 618-0583.
HAVING problems with your
refrigerators, washing machine,
gas stove, air-conditioner? Then
call Linden on 641-1086.
ALL types of pressure
washer repairs also outboard
engines, lawn mower, water
pumps, chain saws, brush-cutter.
Tel. 627-7835.

Work or Student

Handling ot' Visa
Related Matters For
US.A8,k \; \, I\.U.K K
It ILnt.h ulii' a & [^,I t ,i,.-

VWe prepare & .**. iiI :1 .
Affidavits of in p'p.' "
Biographies, Online &
Regular Applications
Letters, Packaging for
appointment, etc,



Immigrant Visa
185 Charlotte &
King Sts.
\L1r:ij Building,
'Iel#: 231-5442/225-
Fax#: 225-2068

TEL tidiCl. -.IHS a ialable Ior
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan # 650-
2017/ 265-2634.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohamed
on 223-9710, 614-6634.
WELDING & fabrication (5
mall & large scale) dredge 2
parts, steel building, rigging,
heavy lift supervisions M & I for
plant. Safety orientation for
construction sites, machine
fabrication pipe works, etc. Call
Zaman 220-7354, 220-6715,
REPAIRS to refrigerators, air
conditioners, freezers, washing
machines. etc. All Jobs done on
site with three months limited
warranty. Certified by UNEP
refrigeration gases are recovered
and not released into the
atmosphere. N. K. Electrical
Services. Nazim Khan. Tel. 270-
4595, 626-2847.

RUGHAS Real Estate
Development Land and Property
owners. Call us today, we will sell
and rent your property for you,
like it was yesterday. 226-2803,
618-3920. 627-8891.

ONE female Clerk .and
Cosmetologist. Contact # 231-
VACANCY exists for Table-
hand at Pearl's Bakery. Tel. 231-
FEMALE and male to work
at car wash. Call 231-1786, 621-
VACANCY exist for Washbay
Attendants (males & females).
Call: 625-4380.
SERVICEMAN/Mechanic to
work on commission. The Bay,
14 Lombard St. Tel. 225-6197.
FEMALE Singer. security
guard, handyman. Apply
Majestics. Middle Street, G/town.
Tel. 226-6432.
VACANCIES exist for
experienced Hair-cutters and
Barbers. Contact No. 226-2124,
226-4573 between 8:30 am and
5pm, Mon. Sat.
ONE Office Manager, two
Computer Operators to work from
2 to 10 pm, 2 Salesmen. Email
r : .: --',li, I i ,-, r. T ,-i 11 -
Representatives CORPORATE
Duncan Street, Bel Air Park. Tel.
1 TABLEHAND Baker. Tel.
227-6270, 225-1949 or 225-
0207 or Contact Hurry's Pastry
Palace (outlet), 47 Sheriff and
Dennis Sts.
ARE you an experienced at
home seamstress who would like
to earn some extra income? We
have a part-time opening for you!
Please call 225-6722, for further
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and English,
2 yrs working experience. Apply
in person with written application
to Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Streets,
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SEWING machine operators,
persons to press clip and iron.
Apply Lot D Lama Avenue, Bel
Air Park. Tel. # 225-4492, 225-
FEMALE Clerical Assistants,
also one computer typist. Apply
in person, with written
application, in your own
handwriting. ReqU laments: Math
& English. Hors .3hoe Racing
Service. 6/7 LCmmerce
Longden Sts., between 1:30 pm
and 4 Dm.

RK s SecGurity needs 10
Security Guards and officers fo
Baton, Canine & Armed divisions
Former good employees cai
reapply, (New Dynamic
prestigious location!
Security Services, 125 Regen
Road, Bourda.
COUNTER Staff, Handyman
Room Attendants, Cook. Cashier
Apply in person to K & V C Hotel
233 South Rd., Lacytown witt
the following documents
Application, 2 references, Foot
Handlers. Police Clearance, ,
passport size photo.
SUPERVISOR Qualifications
Diploma in Mechanica
Engineering. Experience: at leas
three (3) years. Attractive salary
and other benefits. Preferable
persons living on EBD. Apply ii
person to Friendship Oxyger
Limited, 30 Friendship, EBD
between the hours of 1 and :
Lucia requires a Pharmacist
Interested person should subml
CVs to: Manager at PO Box GF
5119. Grand Riviere, Gros Isle
or Fax: 1 758-450-4910. Tel:'
-758-450-4739, 246-422-1091
for further information.
Qualifications: two subjects CX(
Maths and English. Grade 3 &
will be accepted. Three year
experience will be an asset
Attractive salary and othe
benefits preferably person living1
on EBD. Apply in person to
Friendship Oxygen Limited. 31
Friendship. EBD, between thi
hours of 1 and 4 pm.
One (1) Female Office Assistar
- Must have knowledge of Payro!
NIS, Filing and must be compute
.literate. Must be between the age
of 25 and 30 years old. Must havy
knowledge of Maths & English an,
at least two (2) years working!
experience. Apply in person with
written application and two. (2
references to: Len's. 136 Sheriff ,
Fourth Sts.. C/ville. Tel. 227-248(

LAND with 2 houses at 4
Agriculture Rd.. Triump
Sideline Darn. Call 263-5338.
RESIDENTIAL plot or lan
Yarrawkabra, Soesdyke, Linde
Highway $600 000 neg. Allan
# 650-8850.
LARGE land on East Coaw
Demerara Public Rd. N
reasonable offer refused. Te
220-9199, 621-7191.
ALBERTTOWN front Lot 41
x 70' approx. Price $8M ne(
Tel. 225-3006, 618-3635.
89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25h
Call: 612-0349.
Linden Highway 360 acres. CE
Success Realty 223-6524. 621
0747, 266-5431.
2 Lot 158 Canal Roai
Stanleytown, WBD. Land 20,01
sq. ft. $1M negotiable. Phor
220-8472 or 618-5384.
2 Lot 156 Canal Roa'
Stanleytown, WBD. Land 20,0f
sq. ft S1M negotiable. Phor
220-8472 or 618-5384.
155 Canal Road, Stanleytow
WBD. Land 48,177 sq. ft. $3
negotiable. Phone 220-8472
Earle's Court 2 house lol
9 800 sq. ft. Build luxurior
mansion or International Hote
$4.M US$20 000. Ederson's

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New Hope, EBD Road \
River \wharf \ Lg ships \ ware
house \ Active general store.
$12M, US$60 000. Ederson's -
G\town Central 4 house
lots, build Foreign Embassy \
International Hotels. $65M,
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
OGLE (residential) $30M
(negotiable), Happy Acres $9M
negotiable, Atlantic Gardens -
$7M (negotiable). Orions
Investments 619-4682, 227-
DIAMOND, Public Road -
suitable for gas station or any
other business $50M neg. Tel.
227-0464, 646-3251.
ROBB Street US$850 000
neg., Church Street US$65
000 neg. Tel. 227-0464, 646-
OLEANDER Gardens -
$20M. 227-0464, 646-3251.
PARIKA, 120 acres, 7 acres
seaside 113 acres roadside to
conservancy. Tel. 227-0464,
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.
lands and properties with pool
and without pool. REPUBLIC
PARK beautiful property with
pool on 3 lots of land. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
RIVERSIDE land East Bank
Demerara, house lots from $700
000; East Bank Demerara; business
centre lots and house lots at Parika
- $3M up. 619-6648, 266-2111.
Seawall $1.4M, Diamond -
$1.1M, Friendship Riverside -
45 x 100 $7M, New Road Vreed-
en-Hoop, fence $4.5M. Others.
Mentore/Singh Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136.
PARK, double lot $6.9M,
$3.4M each, Versailles (gated
compound) $5.9M, 6 lots and
3 each and 5 lots, property and
rice mill Crane/La Union $45M,
15 acres, Canal #1 $11.75M.
- 50, 30 & 15 acres, Industry -
$3.75M, Campbellville
$10.75M, Lamaha Gardens -
$14.75M. Cummings St. -
$12M, Friendship (water front).
Bee Hive (double lot) $6.75M.
Melanie $2.50M. Non Pariel -
$1.75M, Highway property Kuru
Kururu- $11.5M. Tel. 226-8148.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop. Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public
road. Prime location, 2 miles
from V/Hoop Stelling.
Reasonable Price. Tel. # 225-
7670 or 254-0397.
Transported prime river front land.
blocks, 200 acres 440 acres 66-
acres. Suitable for any
development. Serious enquire
only. Call: 592-226-2803. mobile:
592-627-8891. 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 Bldg., 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.
Queenstown 160 x 60 or-
US$90 000. Bel Air Spring, one
double lot left only. Call Mr
Ronald Indhal 225-5198, 622-
RUGHUS Real Estate
Development LAND FOR SALE 592-
226-2803, 618-3920, 627-
8891. Dem. River left Bank 300'
x 9000', transported, river
frontage, mixed farm, good soil
- $18M neg., Silver Hill, Linden
H/way river frontage, wharf,
(Right bank Dem. River) 2
creeks, 3 types of soil, timber.
sand. Demerara River frontage
Left'Bank. 195 acres rich
agricultural land whartfge.
industrial, sand silica sand.
kolein. etc 100 acres forested.
access by road to Linden. Land

of Canaan Eastern Public Road
1600 ft x 3214 ft 29 acres
transported land large house
shallow well, future
development housing scheme.
factory, poultry etc 15 miles
from Georgetown Dem River
300 acres rich agricultural land
750 rods depth creek passing
through land 5 different soil
types forested port facility,
sawmill, industrial, aquaculture
and culture Dem River (Left
Bank) 500 acres prime
agricultural land Creek passes
through, soil test and wharf
report available 12 miles from
Linden Access road and water
Versailles WB Dem acres river/
road frontage. Ideal location for
industrial, commercial rice bond
silo, shipping & development
Yarrowkabra/Soesdyke 116 acres
transported land for agricultural
animal farm resort, Land Of
Canaan EB Dem 40 acres of
prime real estate all utility
services, Land of Canaan river
front land and buildings wharf,
front 600 ft by 800 ft serious
enquire only, house lots Pin.
Union West Coast Road side 2
acres 3 acres, $2.5M per
house lot transported Plot of
land Pin. Union comprises six
house lots 190' x 55 $15 500
000 dollars transported Vreed-
en-Hoop New Road house lot -
$3M each, Vreed-En-Hoop
Road front next to gas station
serious enquire only prime
business place Linden Highway
600 000 transported, Granville
Park house lot transported $2
000 000, No. 2 Canal (1)
million, East Bank Road to river
front Soesdyke/Timehri/Supply,
Hope Craig Friendship, Ogle
Air Strip Road transported -
$7M, Bushy Park Parika six house
lots road side, Bachelor
Adventure 440 ft by 72W (title)
1 % acres Foulis ECD,
Essequibo house lots $900 000
and $600 000, title La Grange
Road front 5 lots for business or
housing East Canje house lots
or 2 acres all utility services.

SOUTH $5.5M, North -
$3.8M, LBI $3.5M, Diamond -
$2M, Ogle $3.8M/$4M. Happy
Acres $7, $8M, Felicity- $9M,
Le Ressouvenir $9M. $60M,
Robb Street $15M, S90M,
Camp Street $8M, Mahaica
Creek, 100 acres $13M, Supply,
65 acres $40M, 22 acres
riverside land and other
residential and commercial
areas. 4 lots Enmore $17M.
Enrhore, 4 acres $20M.
Queenstown, second lot 60 x 60
$7.5M, D'Urban Backlands, 3
lots $7M, Linden Soesdyke
Highway, 35 acres $35M,
Newtown, Kitty 50 x 120 $9M.
Mc Doom Highway 50 x 300 -
$30M, 2 acres of land US$1M,
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.
OFFICE building at 14
Lombard St. Tel. 225-6197.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
ONE 2-flat business place
in Regent Street. Call 627-8541.
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Call 226-0242.
BUSINESS space 3rd
floor, 80-ft. by 40-ft. Contact
ONE top flat three-bedroom
- $50 000. Tel. 220-4156, 619-
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995- Kitty.
LAMAHA St., house by itself.
Call Success Realty 223-6524.
628-0747, 266-5431.
ONE room for single
working female. Tel. 231-7878,
223-8955, 624-6271.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 50()
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647..
KITTY. Carnpbllville -
furrished arnd unfurnisheh
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160
1 '3-BEDROOM bottom flat.
Central Georgetown Ring -226- '
469_ No Agcent.
. ............. ....

PHONE 225-9944.








623-6 136
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place,
8148, 625-1624.
ONE 3-bedroom flat
concrete house Fouils, H/S, ECD
- $15 000. Tel. # 255-0328, 255-
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self contained, etc. Tel.
1 VACANCT 3 bedroom, top
flat, back house, Lot 8 First Street
Alberttown, G/Town. Price
$60,000. Call: 226-1004. 8am
- 4pm (Sundays).
SALON very spacious;
executive office space, prime
location; Robb Street, Bourda -
executive studio apartment, AC,
fully furnished; 2-storey house,
Prashad Nagar; Pouderoyen,
WBD new Housing Scheme, all
utility rental. Wanted executive
rental or lease for short or long
term. Email
FURNISHED & unfurnished
houses and flats in residential,
rural and commercial areas.
Prices from US$700. Sonja -
225-7197, 623-2537.
SHERIFF top flat, 3-
bedroom, unfurnished, garage.
Call Gail 227-1363.
ROOMS and apartments to
let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
1 SMALL apartment for 1
single working female, or female
UG Student. Phone 227-8858 or
BUSINESS space 40 ft. by
12 ft., air conditioned. Contact
UNFURNISHED two-storeyed
building with telephone, parking.
K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
BUSINESS place $80 000,
Snackette $100 000. Office
space $30 000, Restaurant bond
space. K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency -
225-0545, 642-0636.
ONE ground floor office -
suitable for book store or any other
businesses, except restaurant in
business area. Call 225-1442,
cell 646-9776.
9972, 592-225-1206, 225-4413
2-BEDROOM $40 000, 3-
bedroom $65 000. Nandy Park -
6-bedroom. fully furn. US$1
500. Unique Realty. Tel. # 227-
3551, 647-0856.
ONE large unfurnished
three-bedroom bottom flat in
Dowdina St.. Kitty $50 000. Call
227-3285, 623-9852.
1, unfurnished api. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiledAC', water 24
hours. etc. Price ($45 000) neg.
Call 609-8315..
----1-------- - --
3-BEDROOM' apartment,
fully 'furnished n, ,.rd'g St.
Campbellville for o ,; .r n:. quersi
Short term. Call Tel. :..'-i : .,

OFFICE space to rent.
Contact Ena. Tel. No. 627-2258
or at Lot 10 North Road, L/town.
Above Ink and Paper.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.)
ROOMS for student and
working people. Contact Mrs.
Dolly. 5 Water St., Kingston.
Back house, morning hours.
itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.
EXECUTIVE house grilled
and meshed, hot and cold water,
telephone, AC, Blygezigth
Gardens. Rent negotiable. Tel.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
to rent from 1st February. UG
Student or couple preferable.
Phone 226-1238 for information.
(No Agent).
ONE two-bedroom
apartment to rent in 27 Hugh
Ghanie Park, Cummings Lodge.
For student or couple. Tel. 629-
6082, 222-6558.
FOR sale by owner property
at Public Road, Covent Garden,
East Bank with driving and
garage for 2 cars, transported
land. Call265-3575.
1-BEDROOM top flat Pin:
Versailles, WBD, unfurnished
light, water, etc. $20 000
monthly. Call Ganesh 618-
5070, 264-2946
bedroom top flat Bent St.,
Wortmanville with overhead
tank $40 000. Call 648-7504,
218-0287, 218-0392.
2-BEDROOM unfurnished
top flat Cane View Ave., South
Ruimveldt Park. Parking, toilet
and bath. Call 218-0117, 619-
7851, 622-1392.
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.
LAMAHA Gardens $50M,
Vlissengen Road $85M, Regent
Road $90M, Prashad Nagar -
$22M, Brickdam $80M,
Alberttown $18M. Cummings
St. $13M. Cummings Lodge -
$13.7M. All prices are
negotiable. Tel. 227-0464, 640-
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.
LAL'S Realty 231-7325,
612-9574. Email:
lals -
SRegent St. $80M & $180M neg.,
Middle St. $65M, Thomas St. -
$110M. Kingston $35M neg.,
Bel Air Park $25M, Vlissengen
Road $40M neg., Eccles $40M
neg., Craig $7.5M, Lusignan -
$10M neg., New Road $40M
neg., Wellington St. $100M
OFFICE space at Orealla
business centre on Church
Street, G!town (building before
Go-Invest), in prime business
area $55 000 per month. Call
Sandra for appt. 226-3284 or
1 2-BEDROOM top flat
apartment, overhead tank,
verandah tiled, toilet and bath
situated Triumph. ECD. Contact
Ms Grant .. 220-03173 or 644-
ONE three-bedroom
unfurnished top flat with garage
and telephone facilities. Werk-
en-Rust $65M. per mlth., one
four-bedroom fully furnisheJ
house with master room, large
sitting room and kitchen and two
utility rooms; Nandy Park. EBD --
US$1 500; office space five
rooms on ground floor on central
corner consultancy, cornputer
office, etc. US$550. Kingston:
office space on high profile
building. Kingston 1 600 sq. ft.
US$1 500: 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
:pestigious office ACs.
-gncerator USS3 000 neg.

Lamaha Gardens; one three-
storey building together with
annexe in prime business
location Kingston US$3 000.
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-
Campbellville, furnished
apartments, Campbellville
entire 3-storey building
Eccles, Diamond, furnished
houses. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
bedroom apartment, fully
furnished, secured, grilled, AC,
hot and cold & parking US$800
Tel. 226-1457, 613-6005.
BEL AIR PARK apartment
2-bedroom fully furnished.
G$80 000. Norbert deFreitas -
231-1506, 642-5874.
226-9062, 611-0315.
EARL'S Court, LBI -1 3-
bedroom, 2-flat house, parking
for 4 vehicles, fully grilled,
telephone. Excellent condition.
Price $80 000. Call Naresh
Persaud 225-9882.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms, parking, Ig yard
space @US$1 000, others
furnished and unfurnished. Call
QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ing space to rent. Suitable for over-
seas visitors ori short term basis. Tel. #
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown residential,
from US$25 per day. long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlahtic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
NEWLY renovated 3-
bedroom ground floor flat fully
concreted, long term rental
negotiable. Convenient site,
parking preference given to
overseas contractors UN
Agencies. Tel. 226-1503.
APARTMENTS (1,2,3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $22 000,
$25 000, $35 000, $45 000, $50
000. Furnished $26 000 $80
000, Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
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,
US$30. CALL. 218-0392. 648-
7504, 218-0287.
ONE spacious ground floor
in residential area (not far from
Sheriff Street). Ideal for
kindergarten School,
Commercial/ Accounting classes.
(Can accommodate about one
hundred and fifty students).
Phone 645-0133 or 231-7745.
TOP FLAT semi-furnished,
3 b/rooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself $95 000, B. A. P. -
US$1 200. Section 'K'. US$700
US$600. Apt. $35 000, $45
000, $55 000, $65 000 rooms,
bond. office business. Tel. 225-
2709. 623-2591.
COMING from overseas,
check out apartments, all sizes -
small, complete AC, TV, stove.
Attractive prices. Call 226-5355
or 226-1933. Also Sunflower
Hotel rooms to rent long term,
short term. Call 225-3817i. 229
Cummings Street & South Road.
NEWTOWN, Kitty -furnished
apartment one-bedroom, sitting
room, kitchenette, bed, gas
stove, sofa. refrigerator, fan,
cooking utensil included. Ideal
for visitors. Short term rental only.
(1 week to three months.) Tel.
621-'438. 609-4899.

D'URBAN Street $40 000.
North R/veldt $45 000.
residential and commercial
buildings tor office space in
Kingston. Kitty. C!ville. etc Call

us at Goodwill Realty at 223-
5204 or 225-2540, 628-7605.
YOUR new home for the New
Year One (1) three (3)-bedroom
top flat at 273 E La Penitence
(Lamaha Park, near Lamaha
Springs) Georgetown. Good
roads, vehicle space, breezy
verandah $55 000 per month.
Negotiations unnecessary.
Contact A. A. Fenty. Tel. 218-
1808, 622-6843, 226-4764.
FULLY furnished. Happy
Acres US$1 800 US$1 700,
Eccles 'AA' US$3 500, Eccles
'AA' US$2 500, Lamaha Gardens
- US$750 US$850, Atlantic
Gardens US$2 200, Courida
Park US$2 500, Bel Air Park -
US$4 000. US$2 000, Bel Air
Gardens US$1 800,
Subryanvllle US$2 000.
UNFURNISHED- Prashad Nagar
- US$1 000, Eccles 'AA' US$1
900, Happy Acres US$700,
Queenstown US$2 000,
Blygezight Gardens US$1 300,
S/K/Campbellville US$850.
Contact Prime Realty 222-
1319, 616-5693.
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
(office/residence) US$2 500,
Kitty $60 000, $45 000,
US$500 (F/F) Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500. EAST
BANK: School $120 000, Eccles
AA' (F/F) US$2 000, Diamond
- US$1 500?-EAST COAST:
Courida Park US$3 000 (F/F),
Atlantic Gardens US$5 000,
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500,
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500, Non Pariel $35
000, Le Ressouvenir- US$2 500,
Ogle US$700/US$1 000.
OFFICES: Central Georgetown
- US$4 000, Georgetown $100
000/ $60 000, Queenstown -
US$2 000, Sheriff US$1 500,
North Road US$1 200,
Brickdam US$800, bond,
restaurants, etc. Versailles -
executive US$3 000, 3-
storeyed residential/office -
US$1 500, Nandy Park -
US$650, Kitty $45 000,
Bagotsville $50 000. Kitty $75
000, Ogle US$600, bond $80
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
(office/residence) US$2 500.1
Kitty $60 000. $45 000.)
US$500 (F/F) Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500. EASTI
BANK: School $120 000.1
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000.
Diamond US$1 500, EAST|
COAST: Courida Park USS3
000 (F/F), Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000. US$2 000/US$1 000/
US$500, Happy Acres US$2!
000/US$1 200/US$500. Non
Pariel $35 000, Le Ressouvenir
US$2 500, Ogle US$700/
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000.
Georgetown -$100 000/$60 000,
Queenstown USS2 000, Sheriff
US$1 500. North Road US$1
200, Brickdam US$800, bond,
restaurants, etc. Versailles -
executive US$3 000, 3-i
storeyed residential/office/bond
US$1 500. Nandy Park -
US$650, Kitty $45 000.i
Bagotville $50 000, Kitty $75
000, Ogle US$600, Success -
$50 000, Kersaint Pk. $45 000,
Diamond $50 000.

PROPERTY in Kuru Kururu.I
Tel. # 643-0332 or 611-6303.
MOCHA, EBE old house
and land $1M neg. Kitty S7M
neg. Tel. 227-2664.
FOR sale by owner property
at Public Road De Hoop.
Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-2717
PROPERTY at Grove Ne', H!
S, EBD. Ideal spot for any type
of businesses $8.5M (neg.) Tel.
# 644-4093.
PROPERTIES to sell. ouy.
rent, Queenstown. P. Nagar. Kitty
C/ville. DeiFreitas Assoclates
225-5782; :33-o711, E609-230
ONE goin.3 bushin:-; premises
one secured beauiii.f. died r:c;ie
one IhrEe--beciorn n' 'usie '- 'j,
grilled n Ne,, ... rar T-
333-72500' ;: :;
. .. -.-j-,, .

20 GUYANA CHRONICLE, Sunday, February 04, 2007

TRANSPORTED double lot
with house 210' x 50' -- 75' x
40' on the main highway at Mc
Doom Village. Phone 226-
1903. 9 am 5 pm only.
BUSINESS property for sale
or rent. Good for any type of
businesses or storage bond or
taxi service. 5 'A' Garneti St.,
Newtown, Kitty. 227-6004.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-
TEL. 226-1004.





in any Residential/

Commercial areas



225-1 0 1 7
623-6 136

- split-level type concrete 3-
bedroom house, 2 baths, double
lot 100' x 200' approx. Price -
$6.5M neg. Tel. 225-3006. 618-
S Friendship. E BD Public Rd.
new concrete 2-storey 4-
'bedroom luxurious mansion -
'$12 M, US$60 000. Ederson's -
Kingston, near Foreign
Embassies -m colonial
mansion. Ideal International
Hotel\Embassies. $85M
US$425 000. Ederson's 226-
Coghlandam vacant 2
new concrete buildings. Front 3-
Back 2-bedroom. $5.8M,
jUS$28 000 Ederson's 226-
D'Urban \ Lodge. new 2-
storey. 4-2 bedroom apartments,
monthly rents -pays your
mortgages. $14M, US$70 000.
IEderson's 226-5496.
Atlantic Garden 2-storey
mansion. Ideal for 4-storey
International Hotel. Area for
Tennis \swimming pool. $30M
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
Camp \ Robb 3 2-storey
buildings. Ideal 4-storey
International Hotel. Previous
price $40M \$28M. US$140 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Soesdyke Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis.
swimming pool. $13M. US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
S Have you buildings for sale?
! Kitty. Central G'town, etc.
S We have buyers. US dollars.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Robb\ Bourda market 2-
.,iorey concrete building Road
alley, ideal
4-storey international
.?tei. $50M. USS225 000.
:Eason's 226-5496.
Overseas owner-s. your
ib'ldings need general repairs?
:Our mnan lenien" services pays
S-."ep lar :'.-caorng Ederior s -
:6 -5.496.
Brickdamr- va,.ant 2-storey
bedroom colonial mansion
3!a Iner-nai onai
'" l n"uran: S50M
:$2'.i F", F.!cr r: : -- 226

Enterprise Garden Business
Investment. new 2-storey
concrete -building, bottom
general store $8.5M, US$42
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Dove Square vacant 2-
storey 5-bedroom buildings, 10
bearing fruit trees. $8M. US$40
000. Ederson's 2265496.
Atlantic Garden vacant 2-
storev 5-bedroom mansion -
S15M, USS75 000. Ederson's -
Bel Air. residential corner -
2-storey concrete mansion,
modern equipment 525M.
US$125 000. Ederson's 226-
North Ruimveldt vacant 2-
fiat concrete buildings. If
qualified, move in today.
$12.5M, USS62 000. Ederson's -
NEW house fully furnished,
2.5 bath, central AC, 25 miles
from Disney World, Florida. Price
-US$294 000 or neg. Phone
No. 954-294-7373.
Albert \ Robb corner with
steel frame. Ideal 4-storey
International Hotel $50M.
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
VLISSENGEN Road area -
large concrete building, suitable
for business or residence. No
repairs. Tel. 642-0636.
Air Park US$500M, Charlestown
- $20M. Regent Rd. US$1M.
North Rd. $40M, Stewartville,
WCD $22M, Bel Air Park $21 M.
Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.
RUGHAS Real Estate
Development 592-226-2803,
618-3920, 627-8891
tabiru2000@yahoo .' Happy
Acres modern architectural
building, two-storeyed concreted
four-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 fence:
Enterprise 2-storey concrete
transported $14M; modern
executive property, two-storey,
Prashad Nagar; Bel Air Park -
executive; good for business and
residence, Ruimveldt West -
$3.5M; Best Village, cottage;
First St., Alberttown, back
cottage -4/500 000; Good Hope.
ECD land 100 x 42. house-
35 x 22 $9 000 000 neg.;
Friendship. East Bank Demerara
- 42 x 150 $9 000 000 neg.:
Friendship. Old saw mill with
house. Call 592-226-2803:
Property Kingston, large land
two-storey transported; Charlotte
Street two-storey, transported:
Church Street (3)-storey prime

50 Gallons
To accommodate
64" TV

TEL: 227-3939


property business: Lombard
Street. business: Keilev Street
with bond and business-
OjUrban Street business
property: West Bank Essequibo
road iront. rice factory and
house with 34 acre.- la.'d ail
utility services: Ogle Area D
house two flat S20 rmil!ho
residential; Atlantic Gardens.
residential exclusive S42M.
Atlantic Ville property S20

$26M. KEYHOMES 615-
8734, 628-0715.

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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 US$148 000;
Prashad Nagar, executive
property US$80 000; Kitty -
3-family US$45 000; Lamaha
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 Call
Mr. Ronald Indhal 225-5198
or 622-6937.



Queeniglwn, Bel i PPark,
SLrypville, elAir Garien,
Lmaria Gardens, Caricm
Gares, Atlantic Gatrdes,
Happy Ares, el.
lewanram's Realty
".A'I'rust'ed Name"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431

BEL Air Park $22M. Kitty
$15M, Campbellville -
$15M, Queenstown $22M.
Enmore $1.5M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545. 642-0636.
CUMMINGS Lodge large
two-storeyed building with land
space. Vacant possession. Price
negotiable. 226-3866.
Croal \ Stabroek, new 3-
storey concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroom mansion. Idea!
International Hotel $65.M.
US$325000 Ederson's 226-
ONE two-storey concrete
and wooden building at 319
East Street. Phone 225-5684.
OLD. LAND SIZE 36 X 144.
ASKING $6.9M. CALL 225-
5591 OR 619-5505.
ANNANDALE two-storey
three-bedroom house and land
50 x 100 new remodel.
/-l-i-- 4.91M' Cail 225-5591.

MEADOW Bank -. S7M.
Kitty $9MV & S15M, Bei Air -
,19M. Eccies S23M Unique
Really. Tel. # 227-3551. 647-
ONE Ilree-bedriooim house
wvtn garage, over head tank.
yard space. Io reasonable ofl-
refused Tel. 225-1206. 626-
7249. 6i .-9972. E. ail.
s haronxs@inyc rr..u.'n

bedroom house, 4 bathrooms. 2
kitchens. suits 2 families, property
investor 110 220v. large land



for sale

or rental

Available clients.

Sonja Realty



space. Y. Wilson 226-2650, 229-
........... ., ....... ...... -..
Eccles two-family house -
$8.5M. Norbert deFreitas 231-
1506, 642-5874.
NORTON Street (ideal for
business) $12 million
(negotiable); Kitty $8 million
(negotiable). Orions Investments
- 619-4682, 227-7162.
TRANSPORTED property -
Lot 154 Canal Road,
Stanleytown, WBD. Land house
814.00 s ft land 48,177 sq. ft.-
$8M negotiable. Phone 220-
8472 or 618-5384.
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink, toilet,
cabinet, hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe, central
air-conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6 Nandy
Park, EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day -226-7806; evening -
beautiful concrete property on
double Lot $31M, Vreed-en-Hoop
Public Rd. $19M, Diamond New
Scheme $5M to $15M. Covent
Garden $7.9M. TEL 226-8148,
GROVE $6.5M, South -
$6.5M, Queenstown $14M,
$35M, $45M, Prashad Nagar -
$16M, $22M, Section 'K' C/ville
$34M. Bel Air $16M, $22M,
$25M, $40M, Kitty $8.5M,
$10M, Kingston $18M, $35M,
$45M, $100M, Robb Street -
$80M, $15M, Regent Street -
US$2M, US$1M, $45M, $35M,
Hadfield Street, Stabroek -
$14M, Brickdam $45M, and
other residential and commercial
areas. Call us at Good Will Realty
at Nos. 223-5204, 225-2540 or
THESE are 27% 27% 27%
2007 reduction at Tony Reid's
Realty (East La Penitence -
$75M) (Festival City $8M), (Pike
St., Kitty, two-family $9M),
D'Andrade 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
AT Tony Reid's Realty limited
we have the best bargain for 2007
27% 27% 27% reduction on all
properties. Prashad Nagar reduced
to $17M, Jacaranda Ave. Bel Air
Park $32M, this in Lamaha
Gardens is now $28M, Bel Air
Gardens US$240 000, Meadow
Brook Gardens US$120 000. Kitty
US$50 000, Queenstown on triple
lot US$290 000. Alberttown -
US$70 000. Land for all purpose -
$6 million upwards. Phone Ms.
Clement 225-5198 or 225-2626
or visit.
33.4M. each. VERSAILLES 125'
x 67' in gated compound $5 9M.
6 iots $3M each and 5 lots
property & rice mill Crane/La
Union S45M, 15 acres Canal No.
farming. resort, sand pit.
residence. LBI $ tM. Atlantic

Gardens $6.9M. Campbellville
$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 S4.75. Tel: 226-8148,
massive concrete property
reduced to $16.5M, Blygezight -
$13.5M. Subryanville (on double
lot) Vlissengen Road, Sheriff St.,
Republic Park and Le Ressouvenir
with pool, GuySuCo Gardens,
Kitty $6M to $14.5M. Cummings
St. S12M, Friendship $12.9M,
Mc Doom $4.5M. -Vreed-en-
Hoop Public Rd. $19 5M.
Leonora Public Road $10.75M.
Crane Pub. Rd. land S3M. & 5
properties with rice mill $45M,
Anna Catherina $2.75M. 15
acres Canal #1 $11.75M,
Non Pariel S4.5M, David St.,
Kitty 26.5M. TEL. 226-8148/
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 flat, 4 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, 2 balconies, 40
gallons hot water tank, inner stair
well L.R., guard hut and toilet.
D.R. kitchen, laundry area. Lower
flat 2 bedrooms LR, DR, kitchen,
toilet and bath 2.430 gin over
head tank 1 200 gallons res: Tel.
627-7049, AMINAH.


$2,000 US
SALON $40,000
S35,000 45,000

Haven US$1 500, Lamaha
Gardens US$2 500, Bel Air
Springs US$2 000, Kersaint
Park US$1 000, Alexander
Village $70 000, Bel Air Park -
US$1 800, Bel Air Gardens, Lama
Ave., Bel Air Park with swimming
pool US$5 500, Campbellville
new two and half flats, modern
US$3 000. Queenstown US$2
St. three flats USS3 000,
Regent Upper flat ($120 000),
CUBICLES (US$800, US$1 000,
US$1 200) Charlotte St., upper
flat US$1 000, Hadfield Street
$150 000, Lombard (business
flat and bond) US$1 000, US$2
000. La Penitence Public Road
two-flat building US$2 000.
flats, well built, suitable for
executive office, school, doctor's
office, with an enclosed garage
and parking for many vehicles.
Wells secured $125M. CAMP
ST.: Large residential.
commercial three-flat, concrete
and wooden building, suitable
for wholesale and retail, with on
going store $60M. CAMP ST.:
larqe three-flat, suitable for office.
school $80M. PROSPECT,
EAST BANK DEM. Residential
concrete house, suitable for guest
house $15M PALMYRA,
BERBICE- residential and
business place, with auto
workshop and bond. as a going
concern with good sales output -
$60M. NORTON ST. beautiful
residential, three bedrooms.
parking $14M, SECTION K -

large two-flat concrete (new)
three-bedroom, parking $25M
concrete and wooden residential
- 25M. LAND OF CANAAN: one
beautiful concrete ranch type
house with all the social services
in calm and peaceful
neighbourhood, on one acre of
land $14M. D'AGUIAR'S PARK:-
two-flat concrete and wooden
house, gated community suitable
for small family $15M.
BLYGZEIGHT two-flat concrete
building (modern) $30M.
ECCLES: two-flat, concrete and
wood residential in good condition
three bedrooms, also two
apartments, parking $14M.
D'URBAN STREET: two-flat
wooden S14M. ENMORE: two-
flat wooden house and wood
working shop and tools and
equipments- S7.5M. FRIENDSHIP:
two-flat concrete and wood with
business $13.5M. Also (two)
Regent Street (business), Thomas
Street, D'Andrade Street.
Oronoque Street, Sussex St.
(business), Lusignan, Triumph.
Enmore, Grove, Diamond,
Prospect. Blankenburg, Best
Village WCD (suitable for church)
Non Pariel. Enterprise, Lying
APPLICATION: Georgetown, East
Bank Demerara, East Coast
Demerara, West Coast Demerara,
West bank Demerara. SUGRIM'S
& George Sts., Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. TEL. 226-4362,

8 JOHNSON out board
engines. Excellent condition.
CaTl 268-2244.
8-week old TIBETIAN &
Dachshund mixed pups. Call
1 AIR Compressor, Freon
gas, silver, solder, AC diffusers.
VACCINATED. 231-4702.
1 GREEN 125 Scooter -
$125 000. Price negotiable.
Call 617-0056, 642-6586.
1 MF 165 TRACTOR as is
where is. Contact 609-2512 or
8 POOL tables, locally
made. Price neg. Call Jaio,
WCB 232-0493, Monty, GT -
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone
641-2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline
11 speakers, 2800 watts. Call
226-2913, 615-1203.
1 DIAHATSU bus. Contact
Ganesh Cheddie, 29
Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel. 264-
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to

tons, dual voltage. Tel. 646-
2149, 270-4034.
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key cock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Call 646-9456, 231-1074.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating grading & leveling
of land also done. Contact 628-
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.
EARTH. sand. reef sand.
Excavating, grading & leveling
of land also done. Contact:
pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y. good condition.
Price $40 000. Call 617-8242-
ONE mobile mill, one
surface planer, one rip saw, one
Nissan 4 x 4. Tel. 220-9571 or
ONE music set with power
Amps mixers speakers. etc. Tel.
264-2872. 254-0275, 625-

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ONE Lister welder -portable,
one Lister engine and generator
- 7.5 KVA. Contact 624-3187.
ONE 14" colour television,
one Panasonic Power Amp, one
3-piece suite, one microwave.
Phone 611-3153.
2 HONDA pressure washers,
2 chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws. Call
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-7633.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
ONE brand new Ceramic
Kiln, high fired medium size. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
618-4306, 646-0785.
STUDY desks, lamps, stool.
36" fan, bed, kitchen ware,
projection screen, coffee set and
more. Dial 227-1234.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
ONE white wall cabinet.
coffee table, washing machine,
fridge, etc. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 225-1206, 628-
ONE beautiful 8 months old
red female Pitbull. Excellent
temperament. Price $50 000.
Call 231-7590. Cell: 627-3330.
puppies, 8-wks. old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. 226-8518,
223-4472, 223-4235.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
TRUCK tyre 1 400 x 20, 1
Perkins Marine 130 Hp, 1
Yamaha outboard 175 Hp. Tel.
628-0792, 225-1079.
S1 MID Range speaker box, 2 -
12" eminences, 4 bullet tweeters,
2- 10" horns, well covered. Call
GOOD deals on Electronic
appliances Laptops amplifiers,
DVD players, microwaves. TVs,
mini DVD Cam Recorder.,
Speaker box, Computers. DVD
Burners. 613-8813.
1 AKITA 4-Burner gas stove.
with oven (working) $8 000.
Contact 227-7272.
1 5-DOOR wardrobe. 1
queen size bed, 1 whirlpool 22
cup ft fridge. Contact 227-4810.
STEREO set together, or in
pieces. Also household items,
transformer. Nissan Caravan
minibus. 220-7252.
1 34-FEET cabin cruiser
fishing boat with 325 bs Banga
Mary Seine, ice box and one 40
Hp Yamaha outboard engine.
Tel. 629-5700.
$3 000, SHIRTS/TOPS $1 500.
STALL for sale good
location, corner spot, Stabroek
Market. Tel. 225-1206. 628-
7249, 619-9972. Email:
FOR attractive deals on
Compaq laptops. Call 643-7039
or 626-9810. Get a free Laptop
case with every purchase. Stocks
I o BENCH GriFniIer. rov
double store $22 000, 1 Black
and Decker Cross cut saw, 110v i
$10 000. 1 side and edge sander.
110 240v $30 000. 4 wash
basin with hot and cold water
fittings complete with waste $10
000 each, 1 large Milwaukee
IDelta drill press. 110 220v -
1$105 000. 1 bench type drill
Press English made 110v $60
i000. Owner migrating. 641-2284.
1000 NEW Pieces cR'a!"-
iphone no*- .....
,., such as charger,
laces, dial pad. antenna Ight.
:cases and many many more. All
:for $255 000: 200 pieces of
"new Good Year iruck tyre liners
at $1 000 each size 20 Owner
!leaving. 641-2284.
Delhi counter rotisserie, dough
nI .. ; 'i,,Cer. coffee m. ,r
drink mixer. icC irachine. Any
reasonable offer acce.-ted. Ca.i
Calia 227-1189. Sheriff & Fifth
I. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

HP PAVILION 2.93 GHz, 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.
000, Sharp 2-door fridge, Silver
!,- $125 000, computer W/desk and
back up battery $100 000. Allan
- #650-8850.
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22, 502,
134A & 404A, also Helium gas
for balloons an Argon gas. Phone
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and Labrador.
Very affordable prices.
Ruimzeight Gardens, WCD. Tel.
619-9853 or 269-0671 after 3 pm.
MUST sell. Owners
migrating. Computer, TV,
microwave, beds, other
household appliances, furniture.
etc, 1 Single Cab Nissan Pick-up
and 1 Jeep Wrangler. Contact
226-6670, 626-8966.
ONE L-Touring Toyota
Wagon, almost new, PKK series.
One Whirlpool washing machine
for parts. Telephone 226-4742 or
PITBULLS for sale adult
and pups, ears already cropped.
Excellent for security and
guarding. Contact Navin. Tel. #
264-2524, 619-3084.
TWO exercise machines,
fully assembled and ready for
used. They are brand new and
never used. Priced negotiable
(cheap). Contact 225-5172 or
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-
SHONDA Pressure washers. 1
IStihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower, 1
initre saw, 1 air compressor; 1 2 Vi
Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000 generator.
Call 267-2329.
GOING cheap garbage
bags. Pilot lights and industrial
gas burners. Tel. 627-7835.
.HONDA Generator 6000
Watts $300 000, IBM laptop -
$80 000, Canon photocopier
6025 $300 000 neg. Tel. 644-
9690, 614-6623.
i IN STOCK 4 MM and 9MM
Plyboard. Wholesale quantities.
Waheed's General Store, 113
Pike Street. Kitty. Tel: 226-7585.
Fax: 226-7586.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
gases fast and efficient service.
10;- 11 Mc Doom Public Road,
EBO. Phone 223-6533 (8 am 4
prm, Mon. to Fri. (Sat. 8 am 12
;2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive, 256 MB RAM, 128
MI Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem. keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy 'drive. Call
BUILDING your home or
repairing you roof? Brand new
13-pieces of PVC guttering and
7-pieces drain pipe. All with
fitting $75 000 or OBO. No VAT.
CAUSTIC Soda 55-lb $4
000; Alum 55-lb $5 000, Soda
Ash 50-lb $7 500, Sulphuric
Acid 45-gal $45 000. Granular
Chlorine. Chlorine gas. Phone -
227-4857 -. (8 am 4pm) Mon.
to Fri
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM. 56K
Fax modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor. DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner. floppy drive. Call
Courbane Park, ECD and
business with 2 40-ft. Reifer
container, 2 glass freezers.
Industrial Si" d. 1
... sported, 1
25 Yamaha engine. Call 220-
5728. 605-9764, 646-8098.
COMPUTER Programmes
From $2000. Norton and Mc Kafee
2007 antivirus, Coral Draw 13,
Auto CAD 2006, any .C.C.u;.';'3.
Point of sale. Spanih, lyping,
games and much more. Call
Anthony 227-8010, .-7C vU.

NEW Pioneer DVD
duplicators $165 000. new
Canon photocopiers $175 000,
new pressure washers 2200psi -
$98 000, new Pentium 4 Dell
computers $128 000, new

Pentium 3 computers $490
000. Call 225-2611.
A LARGE inventory of Disco
Light with controllers glass, ball
crystals, sport lamps and also
agents for all disco lights, bulbs,
only if lights are bought from said
company. Travellers Lighting
System. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
7242 Tennessee Night Club.
TIMBER JACK 450C model runs
like new, powered by Cummins
6BTA engine and Clark power
shift 4-speed transmission,
hydraulic winch 80% tyres. Call
Bobby on 623-1003, 218-3899
or 21;8-1469.
Perkins 63544 completely rebuilt
engine, comes with six months
warranty. One Caterpillar
340619 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 218-1469.
HOUSE '& land located on
Eccles Public Road. enclosed
Isuzu Canter, Hilux Double Cab
Pick-up, needs work, 132
Lavarda Combine, 6640 Ford
Tractor, Two ford Tractor, Front
End Dumper, 2 20-ft. German
Truck, Surveying equipment,
Alvin Blanche Electrical Dryer,
various sizes 3-phase motors,
Juice equipment. Contact 233-
2423, 641-7073.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers, 4 44T Drive
horns, 6 QSC amplifiers,
equalisers, crossovers (Numark),
1 32 amps Turn-up transformer,
6 100 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete with wires, disco lights,
fogging machine. One Nissan 4x
4 complete with bed liner, search
lamps and winch. Call 263-7305
or 618-8996.
25KVA input 380 volt 50/60
Hz, out put 220 volts, British
made -'$175 000; AC voltage
stabilizer input 39% to + 22%
50/60 Hz; out put 110v + 5.0%
22.2 KVA 202 Amps $300 000.
TRANSFORMER input 110 -
220 220 240 380 415
volts output, 110 220 $100
000. 1 2 000 watts transformer
step up step down $12 000, 1
Briggs and Stratton pressure
washer 2000, PSI complete, on
wheels, hardly used $80 000,
1 water pump stainless steel
barrel SEARS, 110v 240 v -
$25 000, 1 truck dump pump
with shaft $25 000, 1 Canon
NP 6221 and 1 ZereoX 5028
photocopy machine needs
servicing both for $150 000.
along with manual, 100 new
truck tyre liners Good Year size
20 $1 000 each, 1 large radiator
for any 6 or 8-cylinder engine.
good condition $50 000, 1 new
16-feet aluminum ladder
English made in two 8-ft. half -
$25 000, 1 industrial and
commercial Dayton carpet wet
and dry vacuum or factory floor
cleaning, has a large dust bag.
on wheels. 110v $30 000.
Owner migrating. 641-2284.
$20 000, SINGLE FRAME -
TEL. 270-4532 or 624-7023.

NEW scooter $225 000.
Contact 11 6.42-4827.
l,,c oyota Tundra
F 150. Tel. 623-5534,
1 AE 81 Corolla $320 000
negotiable. Tel # 628-0054.
TOYOTA AT 192 Carina.
fully loaded. Call 623-3988.

1 HiiiY A r r.n
player, alarm, PJJ series -
$2.9M. Tel. 227-2664.
BMW 2 000 cc. Arriving
soon $4 950 000. 25 000 Kh.
Details II 642-4827
ONE 2003 Model Dodge
Ram truck. GJJ sees. Call 225-
2093. 642-2093.

2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
1 NISSAN B 12. Good
condition. AC. Contact Numbers
610-9218, 231-9140.
1 NEW model 212 Carina on
the wharf, $1.2M with out duty.
Tel. # 227-2664.
(1) MMC Canter 3-ton
enclosed, GHH series $1 450
000 neg. Call John 660-4816.
1 170 CARINA, 1 RZ mini
bus. Good condition. Price for
quick sale. Call 612-9041.-
ONE Nissan Cefiro auto,
fully powered. Price neg. Phone
# 642-1463, 664-5276.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
1 15-SEATER 3Y minibus
for working on the road. Tel. 226-
7699. No reasonable offer
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump, 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call 640-
CD player, Pioneer speakers. 15"
rims $1.4M. Tel. 227-2664.
TOYOTA Starlet EP 71 5-
speed, manual, Turbo engine
rebuilt 1 month ago, very good
condition $750 000. 220-4791.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 Single Cab.
Excellent condition on
reasonable offer will be refused.
Tel. 626-2364.
ONE Nissan pick up, good
working condition. Price $400
000. Tel. 276-1415, cell 609-
ONE Toyota Dyna 3-ton truck
enclosed. In immaculate
condition. Tel. 621-2859, 260-
1 BLACK Toyota Extra Cab,
pick-up in excellent condition.
Price neg. Call 612-8337 or 645-

BGG. KEYHOMES 615-8734,
1 4 x 4 Pajero Jr.. 80 000Kr,
like new. Owner leaving country
$1 600 000. Tel. 629-4094.
ONE Long Base RZ minibus,
EFI. BGG series, mag rims and
music, etc. Phone 266-1043 or:
6 2. 6 :. 2 5. 8 : ............................................................
TOYOTA Alteeza 6-speed
gear box, fully loaded, excellent
condition, never registered.
Contact 641-4210.
Two 12-Wheeler twin steer
Leyland DAF Trucks. One -
Toyota Canter. Tel #: 622-4507 /
FOR sale one Toyota Hilux
Double Cab pick up, PGG series.
Call 622-1036 or check at 33/35
Seafield, Leonora.0
1 BASHA boat 38-ft.
complete $1 700 000, 1
Mitsubishi Canter, GHH 4382 -"
$1 050 000. Tel. 275-0305..275-
Base. Price $1 150 000, $1 050
000. $1 000 000. All in excellent
condition. Phone 268-3953.
AT 192 CARINA- Late;PHH,
works 8 miles daily and patk. 1 -.
4-disc plough. 1 trailer. Tef, 254-
1 LONG Base RZ minibus -
music, mags, late BHH series.
Price $1 380 000. Contaoi626-
ONE AT 192 in excellent
condition. Fully powered, mags,
CD player. Tel. No. 265-3566.
AT 170 TOYOTA Carina,
fully powered. 1 AE 100 Corolla.
automatic, fully powered. Tel

1 AT 170 Carina PGG series
automatic, fully powered, mags.
Tel. H 627-3438 price $850 000
TOYOTA Long base Canter
truck, GGG series, in excellent
condition $1.3lM neg. Call 276.
0313. 626-1141b Shahab
SUNNY B15 2003 !M.del
,:!-Shedd only (. 00 mliiris
Venacle nevy s.terec:
$2.v. Cali 225-2-,11.
ONE Coaste, b;:s ,r goo,.
working cnn''l..'n Con:.,"
6"6-3736 or .6b-.oh4 N
'easor- l., offer refused

excellent condition; 2 AT
192 Carina EFI, fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905, 641-
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1992 TOYOTA Four-Runner
3VZE 30; I gas 4 x 4 White.
Excellent condition $2.8M.
Tel. 640-2888. 226-6338.
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims, 4
AGE, 20 valve engine, Pioneer
music system, crystal lights.
Contact 641-4210.
(enclosed) Canter. Reasonable
condition. Price $1.1M neg.
Contact 220-3288 or 645-3586.
ONE AT 190 Corona auto,
fully loaded, mags, etc. One AE
100 Marino auto, fully
powered, etc. Tel. 270-4465,
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ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition, needs
body work ,tape deck, AC etc.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors. Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
ONE AE 100, PHH 7733.
Tel. 231-7878, 624-6271.
,NISSAN Pulsar four-door
car,-silver, low miles, like new.
Asking $1.6M. Call 225-5591
or 619-5505.
BMW 325i Convertible -
automatic low mileage, leather
curtain, CD player, excellent
condition $1.9 million. 227-
7677, 647-3000.
GX 90 MARK 11, in good
condition. Contact # 339-4525
or 613-6990.
AT 192 $1 350 000, AT
212 $1 575 000, RAV-4 -
$2,7M. Unique Auto Sales.'Tel.
# 227-3551, 647-0856.
1 HONDA P-50 motorcycle
for; parts $10 000; 1 Morris J2
van enclosed for parts $15 000,
same could be transferred at an
extra cost; 1 Chevy 4 x 4
Silverado, 5-door, automatic,
good for Interior trips, mag
wheels, fold up seats, lower
steering $750 000 neg. Work
excellent. Owner migrating -
FORD Lincoln limousine
(Black) 7 seater, first to arrive
in; Guyana. Needs some work.
Sold as is with documents $2.5
million. Tel. 226-4631, 647-
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6-cylinder, full
flair package and lots of extra.
Must see. Have minor work. Sold
as is $1.1M cash 647-3000,
225-2503, 225-4631.
MAZDA Convertible MX 5
Miata Sports car, hard and soft
top, low mileage. Price
negotiable. $1.3M neg. Phone
227-7677. 647-3000, 225-
FORD wrecker truck crash
bar, lift bar, needs minor work.
Sold as is. Must see. Cash $600
000. 647-3000. 227-7677.
1 AT 192 CARINA Fi
powered with mags, CD and
visor, PHH series. Tel. 266-2461,
ONE Super car (Hyundai) -
AC, mags, Pioneer CD set, mint
condition, one owner, came
down brand new. Price $1.2M
neg. Contact Paul 259-3237.
212 CARINA, PHH series,
never in hire auto. mags. Price
$1.6M Tel. # 226-5999.
$675 000 NEG. CALL 276-0313.
626-1141 SHAHAB
Nissan B13 Sentra.
automatic fully powered
excellent condition. Price $650
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400!
1- AE Tovota Corolla.
.iar. mags. alarm, private Parce
~S50 000 Contact Rocky 225
.400/62 -5902
: 1 v -- 9 ;

2- C.?:

GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
TOYOTA Dyna truck. new
model, long 17 feet tray, AC, 15
B engine, new from Japan. 74
Sheriff St. 226-9109
95 HONDA Civic ExiCoupe.
V-Tech, B 12 engine, 2-door,
auto $1.1M neg. Allan # 650-
AT 192, AT 212 Carina's.
Both excellent condition.
Contact Leonard 226-9316,
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
good condition, CD/Tape player,
ubble tray, dual air bag, ma
rims, etc. $5.5M neg Tel. 220
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 flare kit,
A/C, mag rims, DVD player, good
condition $2.7M neg. Call
David or Anasha 229-6363 or
PJJ Toyota Hilux Surf 4x4,
fully powered. AC. automatic.
CD. mags in imrmaculatel
condition $2.4M neg. Call 2764
0313. 626-1141. Shahab
cat eye, hardly used '1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-J
1 HONDA CRV immraculate
condition, $3.6M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 Toyota'telica Sports Car,
2-door, automatic, fully powered'
alc, mag rims, CD player. Price -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
2 AT 170 Toyota Coronas (
full light) automatic, fully
powered, a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $875 000
each. neo Contact Rockv 225-
I AE 100 Sprintf; (PHH-
series) new shocks.
automatic. fully poweredJ
AC, mag rims. Price
$1.2M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HODA Integra rnanuai,
fully powered. AC, (fiip lights)
immaculate condition. Price
$675 000.: Contact Rocky- 225-
1400/ 621h-5902.
1 TOYOTA HILUX Surf (4 x
4) PHH Series, automatic. fully)
powered, a.c. mag rims. crash
bars, fog lamps. CD player.
alarm, sunroof. music set, step
bar, immaculate condition.
hardly used. $2.1. Contact Rocky
AT 192 CARINA- automatic.
fully powered, AC. mag rims
never in hire. CD player S1 425
000 neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.
AE 100 TOYOTA Ceres -
automatic. fully powered. AC.
mag rims, private $1.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 621
1 MITSUBISHI Pajero 5-
door, automatic. fully powered.
AC. alarm. music set, PHH series
$4.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
powered with mags. CD anc visor
PJJ series. Price neg. Tel. 2C66
2461. 625-6397.
ONE Super car (Hyuna:i)
AC, mags Pioneer CD set. nr"'t
condition, one owner, came
down brand new. Price $1.2Md
neg. Contact Paul 259-32:7
i TOYOTA Land Cruiser 5-
door manual, 4 x 4. straight sx. left
hand, immaculate condition Pn.:
-1.6M. Contact Rocky- 225-149'u
1 TOYOTA SV40 Ca::--
immacu!lae condition .
powered. PHH Senrs <:.'
Co (iact Rocky 225- 14
580 C HYMAiC wth *..-
tract. 10 's (3I w eel ;:
tons vibiat-:'g rol, cr A:
working conditi,:or. :
3404. 222-6708
1 DUMP tuck.
:e.nder and 330 T .'
Skcider ail are, :: go
.", ',.,n. For rro *'..
Comtact 264-29-i6

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1 SET of 5-star 15" rims -
$55 000, 1Gold RAZR phone -
$30 000. 1 car vacuum
(portable). Call 223-6965. 614-
DOBERMAN crossed with
Ridgeback pups, vaccinated
and dewormed. Call 226-3526
or 623-8934.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
prices. Ruimzeight Gardens,
WCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.

2-BEDROOM unfurnished
top flat Cane View Ave., South
Ruimveldt Park. Parking, toilet
and bath. Call 218-0117, 619-
7851, 622-1392.
BUSINESS space 3rd
floor, 80-ft. by 40-ft. Contact
TOYOTA 212 and 192. Just
registered $2 150 000 and $1
780 000. 642-4827.
DEFENDER 110 has 200 TDI
engine, has warn 8000 LBS
winch, Safari Snorcle runs like
new. Call Bobby on 623-1003,
218-3899 or 218-1469.
2 RZ mini bus. 1 EFI 6 lug
long base. excellent condition,
next to new, mags, music,
spoiler cat eye, crystal. Contact
Dhannie. 269-0258, 269-0453.
1 TOYOTA 4x4 music,
crash bar, foot step. visor -
S2.2M neg, 1 AE 100 Sprinter,
mags, CD Player, spoiler. AC -
$1.150 M neg. Contact Dhannie
- 269-0258, 269-0453. 661-
TOYOTA Townace minibus.
excellent condition, original
seats, etc., sun and moon roof,
n-ver worked hire. Always in
private $825 000 negotiable.
Contact 276-0245, 628-4179.
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 623-3067.
2002 HONDA Civic V-Tech,
fully loaded, leather interior JBL
audio surround system, 17" mag
rims, dual air bag, abs, alarm
system, fog lamps, crystal lights.
Call 613-0613.
BMW 2003 model $5.5M.
Toyota Glanza, immaculate
condition $1.8M, Lancer
Cedia, 2003 model $2.5M neg.
Vehicles never registered. Call
Vizion Auto Sales 225-2611.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry, AE
91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288, 231-0555. All prices neg.
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EFI; mags. automatic. Excellent
condition. Price $700.000. 1
Nissan FB 13 Stick Gear
$500.000. Call: 629-4236.
ONE Black Toyota (first
owner) 4 x 4 Pick up (big foot)
with the works. Immaculate
condition. Tel. Leonard. 226-
6527. 623-7242 Tennessee
Night Club.
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.
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
Tarir!2. 212 Carina. Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short basG
minibus. 227-1845 Mon Fri
210 PREMIO Corona.
MiAsu bishi Lancer. 212
Carina, AT 192 Carina, AE
110, Corolla & Sprinter. AE
100 Sprinter & Corola. G-
Touring & L- Touring Wagon.
AT 17:J '70 iria & Cororna bus.
EFi & C/tor ..orlony d S ort
Base i3HH Scr es; \i'
& Lte Ace (iilger tip & g ear,
4-Runr!er enclosed and open
v ', & RAVA-4 (PlHH
series). Mltisubishl *oc,,,
excel; it i,ojit!0on a0 d
Hondia Civi.c, P te s A to
Sa ie Lot 02 Goc.rg. Strci
r k- Ru s t Geo ; t ni

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Corolla NZE 121, AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1.
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172,
LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab- YN 107, LN 107, LN
165, 4x 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, Honda
CRV RO1. Toyota RAV 4. ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota
Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A,
Toyota Corona Premio AT
210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH110, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla
G-Touring Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Rarndehol 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.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ 80. Automatic transmission
3F engine. 4 500 cc engine,
EFI, fully powered, windows,
door locks, self start, alarm, AM/
FM, stereo and CD player,
automatic Def lock for four-
wheel drive inside, leather
seats, high and low range drive,
4 new Good Year tyres and mag
rims size (16) crash bar, fog
lamps, adjustable steering
wheel, roof rack, back lights
grilled, back toe bar, 5 doors,
sun visor, power steering, new
12v battery, back and front
wiper, air conditioner, excellent,
power mirrors, fully security
system from theft, 2 years 10
months old, PJJ series,
immaculate condition,
excellent interior and fuel
consumption, well kept. never
went in the Interior. Owner
migrating $8.6M, neg. 641-
4939. A NAME AND A

1 MAID for Domestic work.
Call 650-0655.
LIVE-IN Domestic.
Telephone 227-0060.
JEWELLERS. TEL. 225-9967.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
40-50 years. Telephone
2 BOYS to work in Canteen
in G/town. Call 231-6982.
1 LIVE in Domestic 25 35
yrs. Tel. 222-4890 or 626-3200.
WORKERS wanted to work
in Grocery Stall in Bourda
Market. Contact Tel. # 225-
ONE Handyboy to work in
the -i;G;0 T-. 223-1609. 777.-
OFFICE Clerk with Accounts
knowledge. Call 642-7898,
ONE bar attendant to
work in G/tcwn. Call: 227-
I LIVE-IN Maid 25 -- 30
years at 53 Russell St.. G/town.
. 2. 9'2 -7189.
DISPATCHER & Ur,.;; to
work in Taxi Service. Tel. 225-
5075, 225-7364.

ONE Cook an u,",Da
Domestic tSo work :. Afeiniron
C'ail 663-8829
TRAINEE ce: phor:e
I' chIni ian'(Sa!,esclerrk R:i-
94 Reen' S I O

Preferably in Kitty/C/ville area.
Tel. # 641-7369, 231-2974.
A HIRE car Driver to work
car around Georgetown at Taxi
Service 641-2284.
BOYS to work. Apply in
person Sunshine MFG Co., 37
Industrial Site, Beterverwagtin,
LEE'S Snackette, opposite
Public Hospital. One female
Cook to make purl, egg bail. Call
CASHIER. Apply in person
with application to Camboat, 76
Sheriff St. Tel. 641-1998, 646-
1 LIVE in Domestic. Must
know to cook. Preferably from
country area. Tel. 624-0204.
CASHIERS, Cooks and
Porters. Apply at Survival 16
Duncan Street with written
ONE enclosed minivan or
light truck, diesel, with
automatic transmission. Call
Lawrence 322-0309.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
WANTED Technician,
refrigeration, air-condition,
electrical. electronic. Call 225-
4822, 231-3547.
CHILLY'S 7 Public Rd.,
River View. R/veldt. Wanted -
Waitress and Cleaner. Apply in
person. Tel. 226-5972.
1 MAID. Apply 172 East Field
Drive Nandy Park, EBD. 1
Cleaner. Apply 18 & 23 Eccles
Industrial Site, EBD.
1 GANG Saw operator. 1
wood mizer operator. Contact
Ganesh Cheddie, 29
Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel. 264-
Apply with application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. 227-4402.
Apply with application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road. 227-4402.
Salesclerk. Attractive wages and
condition. Lot 27 North Rd.,
Lacytown. 223-4472.
LIVE-IN Babysitter preferably
from Interior to work in Region
10 (Linden). Call 442-1417, 641-
ONE live-in Maid to work in
G/town between age 35 and 45.
Reasonable wage offered. Tel.
627-9773. (Preferably from
country area).
CERTIFIED Hairdresser.
Must be experienced. Apply Lot
162 Garnett St., Newtown, Kitty.
Tel. 227-5743, 227-7180, 623-
EXPERIENCED curry cooks,
counter servers. Apply in person
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
commerce St., G/town. 9-11 am.
COMMERCIAL properties/
lands/business places/offices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
in person with written application
to Bish & Sons Discount Store,
38 Cummings Street. Alberttown.
HONEST, educated male,
33 yrs. seeks a job in the
Caribbean or South America as
a Cook, Waiter, General Help,
etc. Tel. 625-8067.
1 MAID and 2 Waitresses
live-in to work in store and bar.
Contact 220-7770.
ONE Live-in Handyman to
work in yard and bond. 641-2284.
ONE (1) Char-woman to work
in an Office. Must be decent,
pleasant and phones. Apply in
person to. R. K's Security
Services. 125 Regent Road,
ONE live-in Domestic.
Dew:,'2 17 and 25 yeais. from
the country area. ,CC"C :.'nes
and accomrnodatiorn orrevided
WA ,'"- r-nnly 1
Security r.: ift onl
ci i h I 1
!rico rnien.rli'on, 1 Police
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Bourne grabs eight for 24 to inspire GNIC win

By Ravendra Madholall

RIGHT-arm leg-spinner
Ranole Bourne mesmerised
Malteenoes Sports Club
(MSC) batsmen with eight for
24 to inspire Guyana National
Industrial Corporation
(GNIC) to victory by 39 runs
in the latest action in the
Georgetown Cricket Associa-
tion Under-19 40-over cricket
competition yesterday at the
GNIC ground on Woolford Av-
Bourne, known more for his
batting, delivered 7.3 probing
overs to skittle out MSC for 161
in 31 overs in reply to GNIC's
challenging 200 all out.
Delvon McEwan led the bat-
ting for the home team with a
cameo 58 which included seven
fours and two sixes while
Avishankar Singh and Dennis
Legay chipped in with 41 and 26
After Bourne's devasta-
tion, only Dexter Solomon
with 46 (3x4) and Rodwell
Dempster with 35 (3x4, 2x6)
were able to ride the wave.
Scores in the other matches:
Transport Sports Club (TSC)
beat Third Class by 30 runs in
their encounter at TSC. TSC 191
all out: Kellon Carmichael 60
(6x4), Travis Blyden 32 (2x4)
and Quain Proctor 28 (2x4, 1x6);
D. Williams 2-35. Third Class in
reply 162-8 off 40-over: A.

1 LIVE-IN Domestic
preferably from country area 25
35 yrs. Apply in person to 12
Fort St., Kingston. For further
details call 226-1377.
Apply in person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St. G/
town. 9 -11am.
ONE part-time computer
literate female to work from
home. Must have a computer.
Good salary. Contact Tel. 225-
1206, 628-7249. Email:
ONE female tutor for
evening classes. Must possess
Teacher's Certificate and be able
to teach English, Maths and
Science subjects at Secondary
Level. Call 225-7413 or 225-
ONE Barman, one able-
bodied Security, one day shift
Handyman and one female
Supervisor to over look and
manage a business. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242 Leonard.
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 Male to work in grocery
stall, in Bourda Green. Must be
18 2,5 yrs old honest, hard
working and reliable. Contact
Geeta King, Stall No. 146 149.
Tel. No. 227-6201 or 614-6439.
ONE Live in tutor/nanny to
look after three (3) girls, age 11,
8 and 7. Attractive remuneration
anrd con:':~,. Contact Mrs.
Beepat on 610-7884/220-1 ;o
or 225-9073. Two references
required including at least one
from previous employer.
RORAIMA Trust & Investment
Inc. requires skilled workers and
general labourers for immediate
employment. Sub-contractors are
also required for Formwork.
- r or. wrk
concrete casting, block laying,
masteringg electrical, plumbing,
timber stairs, roofing. Sub-
contractors and skilled workers
must have own tools. Apply at
Roraima Trust & Investment inc.
P'antation Versailles, West Bank
Oemerara. Phone 264-2946.
F ix .'54-2949

Pitamber 38 (2x4); Courtney
Fields 3-26, Travis Giddings 2-
Over at Everest the home
team made light work of
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC). Everest 206-7 Chris
Patadin 53 (6x4), Rajendra
Chandrika 44 (4x4), Joseph
Perry 30 (4x4, 1x6), Ryan
Rajmangal 29)1x4); Rayod
Hamid 5-31. GCC in reply 76
all out: Jetendra Sookdeo 28
(3x4); Keon Lake 3-17, Javed
Rasheed 2-11, Chandrika 2-5.
And at Demerara Cricket
Club (DCC) the hosts humbled
Gandhi Youth Organisation
(GYO) by a comfortable 166-
run win. DCC 244 all out in
34.5 overs: Floyd Jones 38
(6x4), Devon Gonsalvcs 30
(3x4, 1x6), Leron Primo 27
(5x4), Denver Greaves 20 (1x4),
Matthew Marques 20 (2x4,
1x6); John Campayne 4-15,

Rudolph Massiah 3-58. GYO in
reply 78 all out in 19.2 overs;

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Toralvo Scipio 3-17, Kestor
Harcourt 3-14, Marques 2-29,
Carlayne Barton 2-13.

Sehwag, Munaf return

for Sri Lanka one-dayers

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) Batsman Virender Sehwag and
medium-pacer Munaf Patel return to the Indian team for
the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka this
Opener Sehwag was dropped for the recent one-day series
against West Indies due to loss of form.
"He was out of form and needed a break, now he's back,"
chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar told a news conference
"We'd like him to bat in the middle order," Vengsarkar
said of the 28-year-old.
India's brittle batting was cause for concern last year
and the selectors decided to push premier batsman Sachin
Tendulkar down the order.
The four matches are in Kolkata (February 8), Rajkot (Feb-
ruary 11), Goa (February 14) and Visakhapatnam (February 17).
India's World Cup squad will be announced on February
The 23-year-old Munaf suffered an ankle injury on the tour
of South Africa and struggled through the final Test of the se-
ries which the visitors lost 2-1 in December.
India team: Rahul Dravid (captain), Sachin Tendulkar,
Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni (wkp.),
Robin Uthappa, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan
Singh, Anil Kumble, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, Munaf
Patel, Virender Sehwag and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.

Please contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/33-6628 Dr
V Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

GOING business place,
30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft x
25ft. 1-3 bedroom house fully
grilled in N/A.Call 333-2500.
UPPER flat of two-storeyed
building for business purposes

CIIRCUITCitylntemetCafe and
Computer School, Lot 2
D'Edward Village, W/C/B. All
Internet facilities,
photocopyi,'-., a;: ,i : 'p -r.,r
r- services. 'el. # 327-5369
or 625-7189.


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2-STOREY house wil,
2e lad space, corner lot at
1 NISSAN Pathfinder Te.251341, ~--3r879 -
(V6 EFI), automatic, fully Andy.
powered. 330 ledford
bump Truck, juo rebuilt. 3-STOREYED
Never used. Night Hawk building, newly built in the
m-,"vcle. Tel. 338-2345. heart of New
Tel. 8- Amsterdam. Price

b- C^

CHURCH View Hotel,
Main and King Streets, NA
Tel: 333-2880. Gift Flower
and Souvenir Shop, Main &
Viyheid Streets # 333-3927

OXYGEN and -. .
industrial gases. # -

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Georgetown in i

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muste 128 ll ou,_t in 4.1 l [s. Di n reply reacheII12

Laila Ali needed

just 56 seconds to

KO Gwendolyn

rica (Yahoo Sports) Laila
Ali wasted little time in re-
taining her WBC and WIBA
world titles, knocking out
Gwendolyn O'Neil of
Guyana at 56 seconds of the
first round yesterday in their
super middleweight fight.
The 29-year-old daughter of

boxing great Muhammad Ali
headlined the first women's
professional boxing match in
South Africa. She improved to
24-0 with 21 knockouts.
"I have my cell phone
back in the dressing room,
and I will be giving my father
a call," she said.
It took only two stiff straight

East Bank basketball final set...

From back page

are exposed to the indoor
Kwesi Roberts, who is an
excellent shooter, will be
leading the charge for the de-
fending champions. Roberts
proved to be one of the key

Camp for


players ...
From back page
of the Carib Beer Series.
"We have a lot of stuff
to put in place as we try to
be among the best team in
the World Cup," he noted.
"We want to be as
ready as we can be
when the first ball
The West Indies are
drawn in Group D for the
Cricket World Cup along-
side Pakistan, Ireland and
Zimbabwe and will play the
opening round at Sabina
Park, Jamaica.
The Cricket World
Cup runs from March 11
to April 28.

IeW HlllnllUUe III DCeUIe,
Who departed this life on
January 27, 1998.
God has a purpose in our hearlaches-
The savior always knows what's best
We learn so many precious lessons,
In every sorrow, trial and lest.
He knows our burdens and our crosses.
Those things that hurt ;our trials and losses.
He cares for every soul thlt cries
God wipes the tears from weeping eyes.
* ,,,ll ill i. ,,,, r, ,l,,,,;i ,
Cost upon him oal my burdens
Burdens that I cannot bear.
We need not ponder death with feal,
Though whto s ahead we cannot see.
For we who put our faith in Christ
Look foriwrd to eternity.

players for the Courts
Pacesetters team during
their march to supremacy in
the Georgetown league a few
weeks ago.
In the semi-finals of the
competition Roberts chalked
up 26 points to lead his team
past Prospect. Also in the
line-up for Bagotstown are
the 'big men' Darren Tho-
mas (Beepats' Scorpions) and
Horace Hodge (Pacesetters),
who have dominated the
paint, both offensively and

Death separates us for a time,
Christ will reunite us forever.

Always lovingly remembered
by his wife Leilith, children,
grand-children, sons and
daughters-in-law, brothers,
sister, nieces, nephews
brothers and sisters-in-lawand
all other relatives and friends.

Barama will be no whip-
ping boys; for in the open-
ing game the underdogs did
some whipping of their own,
handing Bagotstown their
only defeat of the competi-
tion. Expected to lead the
charge, are Trevor Profitt and
Kenneth Charles.
The winning team will
collect $30 000 while sec-
ond-placers collect $20 000
and third-placers $10 000.
There will also be individual

prizes up for grabs, for the
most valuable player (MVP)
the player with the most
blocked shots, the player
with the most rebounds, the
player with the most assists,
the most improved player
and the best under-19 player.
The competition was
made possible through the
compliments of Giftland Of-
fice Max, Macorp, Hollow
Block Masters and Concrete
Products, Terry Payton and
Ulric Ramnah.

In loving memory of our
beloved father and grandfather
of Best Village, WCD
who departed on
February 2, 1997.

I have a place in heaven
Please don't sing sad songs for me
Forget your grief and fears
For I am in a perfect place away from pain and teals i
I'm far from hunger and hurt and want and pride
I have a place in heaven
SSadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Pam,
a Roy, Neirmela, Mala, Sharmila and Rakesh, Grands Vijeta
Kevin, Alex, Alana, Melissa, Anela, Alicia, Rishi, Rahaul and
SAAdrew, in-laws Boyie, Dennis, Singh, Anil and Susie
brothers, sisters and other relatives.

S May Lord Shiva Grant His Soul Eternal Rest. w

rights from Ali before referee lan
John Lewis counted out the chal-
lenger in the scheduled 10-rounder.
Ali apologised to fans, including
former South African President
Nelson Mandela, for the brevity of
the fight.
"I would have liked to have
shown the fans a few more
rounds," she said. "But, hey,
I'm happy with the KO."
Ali took a punch to her left
eye in early exchanges and was
unable to see out of it.
"I was glad to land that
first right and have a chance
to let it clear," she said.
O'Neil fell on her back af-
ter that right, and took a man-
datory eight-count before con-
However, she was clearly
stunned and it was a matter of
time before the second straight

right landed. A wobbly O'Neil
struggled to her feet but was
counted out.
O'Neil's record dropped to
12-1-5. She was knocked out by
Ali in the third round in 2004
in Atlanta.
"I was out to make it
quicker than the last time," Ali
said. "But I did not expect it to
be this quick."
Ali barely made the 168-
pound weight limit at Friday's
"This will be my last fight
for a while," said Ali, who pre-
viously said she plans to have
a family.
Ali also met with
Mandela's'ex-wife, human
rights activist Winnie
Madikizela-Mandela, in
Soweto and spoke to students
at a school during her visit.


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died in England on Monday, January 22,2007.
He was the husband of Louisa (Dora) Thomas, father
of Gem Ann Thomas, brother of Samuel (Roy), U.K.,
Edna Thomas (Dolly) USA, the late Joe Isaac Thomas
and Florence King (Tiny), uncle of Kenneth, Aubrey,
Mabel and Millicent Thomas, Richard Samuel and
Charles Sinclair, Carol King and others, brother-in-law "
of Leonard Gibbs and others, the late Ivy Gibbs and
Amy Harewood.
The cremation of George Thomas took place in._.
England on February 1, 2007.

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Champions France enjoy Wilkinson returns
Sto inspire

easy 39-3 win over Italy England victory

By James Eve

ROME, Italy (Reuters) -
Champions France opened
the defence of their Six Na-
tions rugby title in style yes-
terday when they ran five
tries past an error-prone Italy
in a 39-3 win.
Number eight Sebastien
Chabal, who has played only four
Tests since 2003, was named man-
of-the-match after celebrating his in-
temational return with a try either
side ofhalftime.
The French started slowly
at Rome's Stadio Flaminio but
soon warmed to their task, first-
half tries by wingers Christophe
Dominici and Cedric Heymans
and Chabal putting them 22-3
ahead at halftime.
They continued to domi-
nate after the break, with
Chabal getting his second try,
and inside centre Yannick
Jauzion adding a fifth to help
pul last November's two de-
feats against New Zealand be-
hind them.
Flyhalf David Skrela had a
solid game, adding 11 points
with the boot before he was re-
placed by Lionel Beauxis mid-
way through the second half.
After Italy flyhalf Andrea
Scanavacca and fullback Roland
De Marigny had both missed
penalties Skrela, who was mak-

ing only his second international
appearance in place of the in-
jured Frederic Michalak, opened
the scoring when he kicked the
visitors' first penalty of the
game after seven minutes.
An intricate series of passes
by the French backs almost sent
scrumhalf Pierre Mignoni
through alone, but it was a mis-
take at the other end of the pitch
that allowed Dominici to score
France's first try in the 24th

As Italy pushed up to the
French 22, a pass by Italy's
Gonzalo Canale dropped behind
its intended target and rolled
away, allowing the 34-year-old
winger to kick the ball two-
thirds the length of the pitch be-
fore touching down under the
France's second try six
minutes later was more rou-
tine, with Skrela taking ad-
vantage of space on the left to
flick a pass wide to Heymans,
who burst down the line.
Italy finally got on the
scoreboard shortly before the
interval, when Ramiro Pez, who
stepped in at flyhalf after
Scanavacca was involved in a
collision, fired over a penalty.
But France responded with
a flourish with Chabal power-

ing over the line to complete a
one-sided first half.
The second half started ex-
actly as the first had ended with
Mignoni setting up Chabal to
grab his second try of the match.
Italy coach Pierre Berbizier
substituted his entire front row
in an attempt to beef up his

Their fragility was revealed,
however, when Canale spilled a
Mirco Bergamasco pass and
Dominici pounced again to punt
the ball upfield and chase after
it. This time he was stopped
just short of the line.
France struck again.
Heymans brought down a high
ball and fed the ball out to Clem-

ent Poitrenaud.
The fullback was tackled
but offloaded the ball in time
to Jauzion, who went over the
line with Dallan still cling-
ing to his legs.
The home fans finally had
something to cheer about when
scrumhalf Paul Griffen made
way for Alessandro Troncon to

extend his Italy caps record to
91 and make his first interna-
tional appearance since March,
But the former captain's
appearance was the only rea-
son for the home fans to feel
happy about a performance
that lacked both spark and

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Jonny Wilkinson made a
spectacular return to the En-
gland team yesterday with 27
points, including a try, to in-
spire the world champions to
a morale-boosting 42-20 Six
Nations rugby victory over
In his first appearance since
the 2003 World Cup final and
with just 42 minutes' club ac-
tion under his belt in the last 12
weeks, Wilkinson made a mock-
ery of those who criticised his
selection. He landed a full house
of five penalties, two conver-
sions and a drop goal as well as
a 59th-minute try wrongly
awarded by the television ref-
eree before leaving the field to a
standing ovation.
Jason Robinson also had a
memorable return two years af-
ter retiring from the interna-
tional game with two tries and
scrumhalf Harry Ellis, in his
first appearance for a year, was
electric as new coach Brian
Ashton's ambitious selections
were fully vindicated.
It was a remarkable turn-
around for England, showing
11 changes from the team left
in despair after defeat by
South Africa last November,
and gives them something to
build on as they look to de-
fend the World Cup later this
"It's been a long time, it's
just good to get back on the
field," Wilkinson told the BBC.


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"It's what I live a lot of my life
for, I just wanted to go out there
and do ajob."
Such was the confidence en-
gendered by Ashton's exciting
selections that the first chorus
of 'Sweet Chariot' rang around
the ground in the second minute,
a stark contrast to the dark
days of autumn when boos were
the chief noises coming from
the stands.

England responded on the
pitch with an encouraging start
and Wilkinson got things mov-
ing with his first penalty after
11 minutes and a drop goal af-
ter 19.
Scotland, seeking their first
win at Twickenham since 1983,
replied with a Chris Paterson
penalty then shocked
Twickenham with a 25th-minute
try as flanker Simon Taylor

JONNY Wilkinson was
playing his first Test since
November 2003.
seized on a loose ball following
a ragged England lineout five
metres from their own line.
England looked rattled but
regained control and the lead
with two more Wilkinson pen-
alties the second after a 70-
metre run by the lively Ellis.
They finished the half on a
high by fashioning a superb try
for Robinson. The pack dragged
the Scots wide left then the ball
fizzed through the hands of
Andy Farrell, Mike Tindall and
Wilkinson to reach the return-
ing winger who threw half a
dummy then somehow kept his
livewire feet in play to score in
the corer.
Wilkinson, blood still
running from an early split
lip, was off-beam for the first.
time with the conversion but
England turned round 17-10
Two more Wilkinson penal-
ties to one from Paterson edged
England further clear and they
effectively settled the game af-
ter 55 minutes when Sean
Lamont made a mess of trying
to gather an Ellis kick and
Robinson was on hand for an
Casv score.
His two tries matched his
total in 21 -at lmes I'or Sale this
sea son.
Another Ellis kick opened
the door for Wilkinson to (live
in at the right corner. He
touched down before disturb-
ing the corner lag Ibut tele\i-
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Oscar Shew


dominoes set for

Everest Cricket

Club February 18

THE much anticipated
annual Oscar E. Shew
Memorial Points System
eighteen-team two round
aggregate dominoes
competition will come to life
at the Everest Cricket Club
pavilion, Camp Road on
Sunday, February 18,
Oscar Shew passed away on
February 15, 1999, in the
U.S.A. and in a fitting tribute
his son, dominoes enthusiast
Manniram Shew decided to hold
a memorial dominoes tourney
and has upkept this tradition
since it was first played in 2000
The late Oscar was also a
charter member of the South
Georgetown Lions Club and
was awarded the Melvin Jones
Fellowship (25 years of
Lionism Service). A one-minute
silence would be observed after
which a tribute will be done by
the president of the South
Georgetown Lions Club along
with other members and club
president of Everest Cricket
Prizes at stake are: first,
a winning trophy and $63
000; second a trophy and $45
000 while the third prize will
be a place trophy and $27
The teams in contention
for top honours are: Infinity,
Canal '6', Desperado, F&H
Supremes, Tennis, Taliban,
International 6, Frankie's,
Everest, Zeelugt Sports Club,
Snake, Professional 6, Mean
Machine, Rebels, Segundo,
Honesty, Matrix, Turning
Point, Determined Guys,
One Love, Generals and Yard
Dogs, Sting, Movement,
Invaders, Mambo and Wild
A committee will be set up
comprising four members who
will be in charge of any
'underhand' or corrupt activity
during the tournament.
Any team or teams found
or adjudged by members of the
committee to be in fraudulent or
scampishh' business will be
disqualified with their fees.not
refundable. Example of such
acts is: if any team that has no
chance to win has been offered
any money by another team to
throw the match to them, both
teams will be disqualified. Any
other interference will be judged
by the committee who will
make their decisions.

The points system rules
developed by dominoes
enthusiast 'Mannie' Shew
are hereby explained: for
each 6 games made the
team will gain 15 points;
for each 5 games made the
team gains 10 points; for
each 4 games made the
team gains 8 points; for
each 3 games made the
team gains 6 points; for
each 2 games made the
team gains 4 points; for
every one game made the
team gains 1 point; and for
each love the team receives
the team loses 5 points.
Other interested teams are
asked to contact Manniram
Shew on 227-2447 and 629-
4105, Orin Boston on 231-6317
ext. 225 and 616-1958, Edmund
Sammy on 226-3949 or 642-
6250 and Roderick Harry on
223-6500 or 623-7670.
Teams will play on a first-
come basis. All teams are
kindly asked to walk with a
good pack of playable
dominoes. The dominoes will
be checked before start of
play for suitability. Starting-
time is 12:00 h (noon) with
the usual half-hour grace
period. The entrance fee is $9
000 per team.

AUSTRALIA captain Ricky Ponting says England went into
the Ashes "unsettled" because of two key selection areas.
Geraint Jones was named
I wicketkeeper instead of Chris
JdA I Read and Ashley Giles beat
44=" Monty Panesar to the spinner


England went on to lose
5-0 and Ponting told BBC
Sport: "I just felt there had to
be unrest in their camp and
that came through in the way
they played.
"I was surprised Monty
didn't start the series and
couldn't really work out why
Read didn't start either."
gloveman Read was recalled

after a two-year absence for the last two Tests against Pa-
kistan with Jones struggling with the bat.
He made a crucial half-century to help set up victory
at Headingley but a series of poor displays from him in
the Champions Trophy meant Jones got the nod for the
However, Jones totalled only 63 runs in six innings be-
fore making way again for Read.
Panesar took 17 wickets in four Tests against Pakistan but
the more experienced Giles was preferred at the start despite
only recently returning from long-term injury problems.
Giles claimed only three wickets in the first two games,
while Panesar marked his recall in Perth with a match haul of
"Those sorts of things in the team would have unsettled a
few you have to pick your best players.
"It became pretty apparent that Read is a better keeper
than Jones in the last couple of games he played," Ponting
added. (BBC Sport)

Kiwis welcome England's win over Australia

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- England's surprise win over
Australia has left New
Zealand under pressure to
make the tri-series finals but
Kiwi skipper Stephen
Fleming could not be happier
with the scenario.
New Zealand looked to be
assured of joining the Austra-
lians in the finals after beating
England for the second time in
Perth on Tuesday but England's
unexpected win has breathed
new life into the series.
New Zealand play Austra-
lia today but the battle for the
last place in the finals is now
poised to come down to
Tuesday's match against En-

gland in Brisbane.
"This is what we wanted,"
Fleming told reporters yester-
day. "We want it to be a semi-
final, a pressure game, where we
continue the momentum we
New Zealand and England
are both desperate to make the
finals and Fleming said the ex-
tra pressure would be an early
test of their credentials before
the World Cup, starting in the
West Indies next month.
"That's what the World
Cup's about, so if anything
we couldn't ask for much
more," Fleming said.
"It's uncomfortable because
you want to win these next two

Rose Hall Town, Achievers clash in Carpen's

Plumbing/Spready's Bakery Under-19 final

By Vemen Walter

ROSE Hall Town GT&T and
Achievers of West Berbice
will clash in the final of the
2006 Carpen's Plumbing/
Spready's Bakery-sponsored
50 Overs Under-19 cricket
competition in Berbice today,
at the Albion Community
Centre ground.
With both teams possessing
formidable lineups that include
several players with first divi-
sion exposure, a keen tussle is
anticipated although Rose Hall
Town may just have the edge
with experience on their side.
Having been joint champi-
ons in the 1999 DDL Under-19
tournament with Port Mourant
and again in 2003, this time
sharing the Western Union su-
premacy with Tucber Park,
Rose Hall Town GT&T will

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certainly be aiming to cop their
first title at this level by them-
Former Guyana Under-15
batsman Javid Mohamed will
spearhead their bating with
support coming from Michael
Felix, Sadiq Kudrat and Ian
Hooper, together with all-
rounders Damion Vantull,
Terrence Madrimootoo and
Murfee La Rose.
Their bowling is expected
to be dominated by spinners
with left-arm spinner Vantull,
who represented Berbice in last
year's GTM Under-19 tourna-
ments, leading the way.
La Rose. a former Guyana
Under-15 cricketer, fellow off-
spinner Troy Matheson, left-
arm-spinner Narcsh Mahadeo
and leg-spinner Felix are also
important cogs in the wheel of
the Rose Hall Town team,
whose only'blemish in the tour-
nament has been a 50-irun defeat
at the hands of Albion in the
preliminary stages.
Achievers, on the other
hand, with a one hundred
percent winning record in the
competition, will be looking
for a repeat of their splendid
semi-final display, when they
emphatically trounced tour-
nament favourites Albion by

seven wickets in their own
The West Berbicians, obvi-
ously in high sprits after their
success in that game, will be
banking on their potent pace at-
tack, led by Keon Joseph and
Guyana Under-15 speedster
Keron Fraser to make inroads
up front before off-spinners
Chrisindat Ramoo. Denesh
Persaud and Asif Khan are sum-
Medium pacers Travis
Perry and Donald Ross are also
capable of making life difficult
for their opponents.
Artley Bailey. who enjoyed
a consistent 2006 Berbice first
division season, chalking up a
century and a few fifties, and
opener Ramoo are the two big
fishes in Achievers' batting and
if they get going. the Rose Hall
Town bowlers may well be in
for a torrid time on what is ex-
pected to be a placid Albion
Troy Haley, Perry. Dillon
Morris and Khan are other
batsmen Achievers will be
pinning their hopes on to put
the runs on the board.
Play starts at 09:30 h and
representatives of the sponsors
will meet the teams just before
the action gets under way.

games, but we certainly don't
want to miss out on the finals
so we've got to play accord-


New Zealand have twice
come close to beating Austra-
lia this series, including los-
ing a high-scoring match in
Perth by just eight runs last
weekend, but vice-captain
Daniel Vettori said the key
was turning those narrow
losses into wins.
"I feel like it's important to
beat them now. We've had a
couple of close games when
things have let us down a little
bit," Vettori said.
"If we win here then we ac-
tually get some confidence go-
ing into the finals series, then on
to the World Cup.
"There is confidence in
the camp but confidence is
not much good if we put up a
performance that doesn't
warrant it."

Rambharose guides

Leonora Youths to victory
GANESH Rambharose continued his rich form in the soft-
ball arena, after he chalked up an enterprising 83 to guide
Leonora Youths to an emphatic 103-run win over Hustlers/
Hague in the latest quarter-final action of the Muslim
Youth Organisation/Docol 15-over softball cricket compe-
tition on the West Coast of Demerara, last Sunday.
Rambharose struck eight sixes and four fours as Leonora
reached a formidable 170 for seven at the expiration of their 15
overs. Hustlers/Hague in reply folded for 67.
Supporting Rambharose was Rakesh Singh with 26 (2x6)
as Tony Alli took three for 13 from his three overs, bowling
for Hustlers/Hague..
When Hustlers/Hague batted only Alan Forrester with a
fighting 26, which included two sixes and two fours offered any
resistance. Rambhlarose returned with the ball to snare four for
nine from three overs while Primendra Arjune chipped in with
three for 15, delivering for the winners.
Scores in the other quarter-final matches: Rocky XI got the
better of Grantville by 41 runs. Rocky XI 146-7: Azad Azeez
41 (5x6, 2x4), Amrit Jairam 39 (3x6. 4x4); Granville Marks 2-
32. Granville in reply 105 all out: Khemraj AIjune 28 (3x6);
Reform XI beat Ruimzeight by 17 runs. Reform XI 110 all
out: Seon Evans 39; Kccran Ramana 3-15. Ruimzeight 93-9
Mahendra Chaitram 21 (1x6. 2x4).
Rangers defeated Anna Catherina Sports Club (ACSC) by
a comfortable 85-run win. Rangers 143-8 Reo Karim 31 (3x6.
2x4). Asil \lly 27 (2x6. 2x4): Sancho Bissoon 3-27. ACSC in
reply 58 ali out: Vishnu Tampall 4-7.
The two semi-finals are expected to take place today.
At Leonora Primary School ground, Rock) IX battle with
Leonora Youths with Rano and Pritipaul in charge while
at Den Amstel, Rangers XI meet Reform XI with Hortense
Isaacs and Gavin Douglas. Both matches start at 09:00 h.

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Warner Park one of the

'great success stories'

says Lockerbie


(CMC) Top Cricket World
Cup official Don Lockerbie
has described the Warier
Park venue here as one of the
"great success stories" of the
upcoming Cricket World Cup
and has praised the efforts of
the Local Organising Com-
mittee in ensuring the
venue's readiness to meet its
Lockerbie. CWC's venue
development director, made an
inspection at the Warner Park
venue earlier this week. accom-
panied by several CWC and In-
ternational Cricket Council of-
"While we have got small
notes that we added, we are get-
ting closer and closer (to full
readiness)," Lockerbie told
CMC Sports following a tour of
the venue that will hosts Group
A preliminary round matches.
"St Kitts have always

been one of the great suc-
cess stories for Cricket
World Cup. 1 have always
said that back in 2004 and
2005, if you were a betting
man you wouldn't be bet-
ting on St Kitts to be se-
lected as a World Cup venue
and yet they have met all
the issues we had in the bid
"And they have not only
met them. they have exceeded
them and here they are, one of
the only two countries that
truly have their legacy stadiums
completed on time. that being
St Lucia's Beausejour Stadium
and Warner Park."
Warner Park is li',ely to
come under intense media scru-
tiny as it has been designated the
group that includes world cham-
pions Australia, South Africa,
along with the Netherlands and
.Lockerbie said Warner Park

now only needs finishing
touches, with the addition of
temporary seating expected to

CWC Venue Development
Director Donald Lockerbie

upgrade the ground significantly.
"The venue is taking

shape more and more so be-
cause now we have the over-
lay from Cricket World Cup
being added so we are actu-
ally adding 4 000 more seats
to the ground with covered
seating," Lockerbie said.
"We have taken all of our
notes from the ODI and Test
last May and June and we are
making improvements to the
venues based on ICC comments
and just overall what the World
Cup standards would be."
He also praised the playing
area which, in addition to last
year's international fixtures,
hosted matches between West
Indies A and Sri Lanka A last
"The pitch and field look to
be in tremendous shape and also
the Cayon and Connery prac-
tice grounds were very, very im-
pressive," Lockerbie noted.
Warner Park will carry a
capacity of 10 000.

ANDREW SYMONDS receives treatment for his arm injury
but he eventually retired hurt on 39 against England in the
CB series match.(Yahoo Sport)

Symonds to

undergo surgery

on injured bicep

Lampard inspires

Chelsea, Liverpool held

By Mark Meadows

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Chelsea maintained the
pressure on Premier League
leaders Manchester United
yesterday when another
Frank Lampard special gave
the champions a 1-0 win at
strugglers Charlton Athletic.
In the early kickoff,
Liverpool's hopes of mounting
a late title challenge suffered a
knock when they were held 0-0
at home by Everton in the

Merseyside derby.
Chelsea are on 57 points,
three behind Manchester
United, who play at Tottenham
Hotspur today, and seven ahead
of Liverpool in third.
Thierry Henry spared
fourth-placed Arsenal's blushes
with a 77th minute equaliser in
a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough af-
ter Yakubu Aiyegbeni had won
and converted a penalty.
Philippe Senderos was dis-
missed for the second time this
season for the foul on Yakubu.

At the basement end, new
signing John Carew scored
his first goal to help Aston
Villa beat relegation-threat-
ened West Ham United 1-0
while fifth-placed Bolton
Wanderers won 1-0 at bottom
side Watford.
Wigan Athletic, who had
lost a club record eight league
games in a row, opened up.a
five-point gap on the relegation
places thanks to a 1-0 victory
over UEFA Cup hopefuls

First ODI at Centurion Park...

South Africa aim to continue momentum

SOUTH Africa and Pakistan
are the last two sides to be-
gin their final World Cup
preparations as their five-
match series gets under way
at Centurion Park today. Both
sides have issues to resolve,
although it is Pakistan with
most questions to answer.
Their 10-wicket hammering
in the Twenty20 International
was a harsh reintroduction to
limited overs action and, al-
though too much shouldn't be
read into the delc:il, it certainly
showed Pakistan at their worst.
The fresh faces brought in
following the 2-1 Test series de-
feat hardly inspired. Gracme
Smith and Loots Bosnian

bailing line-up \\was done i by
some fine seam and sv, ing bowl-
ing. Abdul Razzaq and Shahid
Afridi. two experts at one-day
level: appeared-s!iort on' form

and Imust tlup their game over the
next five matches.
Bob Woolmer was less than
impressed by his side at the Wan-
derers: "I was very disappointed
with both the batting and the bowl-

socks in both departments."
Mohammad Asif will
strengthen the bowling attack after
resting for the Twenty20 but the
decision to send'Danish Kaneria

home leaves the spin department
exposed. Pakistan are hopeful that
Inzamam-ul-Haq will have recov-
ered from his back problem to
lead the side and the batting
could also do with his guidance.
Kamran Akmal played purely
as a batsman on Friday and his role
could be anyway liom opener to
No. 7.
South Africa, too, have a
question mark over the top
order. AB de Villiers' poor
Test season has left him un-
der pressure for a place, al-
though his dynamic fielding
is a major asset in the one-
day team. Bosnian showed
his clean-hitting ability in
the Twenty20 and could slot

Villiers slips down the order.
Who misses out when
Herschelle Gibbs returns
from his ban can be left for
another day.

In other matches, Blackburn
Rovers beat Sheffield United 2-
1, Reading won 2-0 at Manches-
ter City and Fulham edged out
Newcastle United 2-1.

Chelsea, missing the injured
Ashley Cole, had little trouble
shrugging off second bottom

FRANK Lampard's goal
was enough to secure
three points for Chelsea.

Charlton and were boosted by
the return of captain John Terry,
who came on for the final few
minutes after two months out
following back surgery.
Lainpard struck his 10th
league goal of the season and
eighth in eight games on 18 min-
utes when he fired in a trade-
mark 25-metre shot.
He almost doubled his

time when keeper Scott
Carson saved his drilled free
kick, while substitute
Salomon Kalou hit the post
shortly after coming on.

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Australia all-rounder
Andrew Symonds has been
ordered to undergo surgery
after rupturing the biceps
tendon in his right shoulder
during his team's tri-series
loss to England on Friday.
Symonds will miss the rest
of the tournament and this
month's Chappell-Hadlee series
in New Zealand but is hoping
to recover for the World Cup
starting in West Indies next
Australian team doctor
Trefor James said Symonds
could go under the surgeon's
knife as early as today but
would not speculate on how
long he would be out of action.
"(He) will undergo
intensive physiotherapy
following surgery. His return
to cricket will depend on his
progress," James said in a
Australia's first World Cup
match is just six weeks away
but Symonds is confident of
making a full recovery.
"I feel optimistic about the
future because I know I'm a
good healer," he said.
"My wrist injury healed
quicker than expected and is fine
now. I'll do whatever it takes to
get back as quickly as possible."
Symonds, one of the leading
players in the Australian team
that won the 2003 World Cup
in South Africa, injured the

biceps while batting against
England in Sydney.
The powerful Queenslander
had smashed an unbeaten 39 off
35 balls but had to retire hurt
once it became obvious the
injury was serious.
Australia lost the match
by 92 runs, suffering their
first defeat in any form of
cricket since October, but
Symonds' injury was of far
greater concern.
"I felt it go during the game
but I didn't realise how bad it
was," Symonds said.
"I batted on but the pain
was considerable and I was
advised by the team physio Alex
Kountouris to come off."
The 31-year-old Symonds
is a key member of the
Australian one-day side and
one of the cornerstones of
their campaign to win a third
successive World Cup.
He has scored over 4 000
runs and taken 121 wickets in
161 matches, his versatility
allowing the Australians the
luxury of picking four specialist
"Missing Andrew Symonds
out of any team is a big loss."
Australia fast bowler Nathan
Bracken told reporters at
Sydney airport before flying to
Melbourne for today's match
against New Zealand.
"Especially how he plays
the game ... we've got to

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City sides dominate

Mayor's Cup

football at GFC

CITY sides Fruta Conquerors
and Camptown registered
victories over Uitvlugt and
Pouderoyen by 4-0 and 2-0
margins respectively-when
play in the annual Mayor's
Cup kicked off on Friday
evening at the Georgetown
Football Club (GFC), Bourda.

In the feature game, defend-
ing champions Fruta Conquer-
ors stormed to victory thanks
to a Delon Williams double.
However, it was Quacy
John, who opened the scoring
for the victors, finding the net
in the 10th minute. Five min-
utes later Williams doubled the

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Maltenoe tak

(MSC) took first innings
points from Georgetown
Cricket Club (GCC) after the
completion of the Demerara
Cricket Board (DCB) three-
day Guyflag first division
cricket competition, yester-
day, at the MSC ground on
Thomas LandS as the match
ended in a tame draw.'
When stumps were pulled
out, MSC in their second innings
were 141 for five after GCC
were bowled out for 256, re-
plying to MSC first innings
score of 360 for nine declared.
In the home team's second
innings, national Under-19 open-
ing batsman Shemroy
Barrington hit a stroke-filled 53
which included nine fours while
Orin Forde and Steven Jacobs
chipped in with 24 and 21 re-
spectively. Off-spinner Ravi
Sarwan grabbed two for 13 from
3.4 overs.
Yesterday, the Bourda
boys resumed at 189 for seven
with skipper Jason Benn on
18 and Paul Bevaun on 10.
But GCC quickly lost Benn

for 20 while the defiant
Bevaun stayed on to score 42
with five fours.
Off-spinners Forde and
Jacobs grabbed four for 59 (16
overs) and 65 (21.4 overs) re-
In MSC first innings of
360-9 declared, Delroy Jacobs
scored 110, Forde 62, Steven
Jacobs 50, Clive Andries 32
and Danny Narayan 28;
Sarwan 4-73, Ricardo
Jadunauth 3-63. (Ravendra

lead, which remained unchanged
at halftime.
Delon Harry in the
70th minute placed the
match beyond Uitvlugt's
reach while seven minutes
later Williams completed
his double to book his team
a quarterfinal spot.
Earlier Jevon Lindie after 32
minutes carried Camptown
ahead in their game, while 11
minutes into the second half
Devon Forde added the sealer.
Meanwhile the Guyana
Football Federation's (GFF)
Guyflag Senior Inter-Associa-
tion round robin/knockout foot-

ball competition will be played
this afternoon at the Wales
Community Centre ground.
At 15:30 h in the lone group
'B' encounter homesters West
Demerara entertain a powerful
Georgetown lineup whose se-
nior national footballers will give
them the edge.
Bartica and Berbice Football
Associations are the other two
teams in the group.
The winners of the com-
petition will receive $300 000
in cash and kind, with $150
000, $75 000 and $50 000 go-
ing to second, third and
fourth respectively.

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easier. You can now pay from any of the following locations:

GT&T Business Office, Monday- Friday until 18Oh
78 Church St. Gtown. Saturday until 1400h
Post Offices Countrywide Monday-Friday until 1630h
Bill Express Locations Saturday until 1200h

R&S Shopoijn Centre
BelvedereiuSlic Rd, Ctyne
J's Supermarket,
1331 Essex St & Republic Rd, NA, Berbice
Neighborhood Pharmacy,
54 Second Ave, Bartica
Nigel's Supermarket
4445 Robt & Light ts, Bourda
Johnny P Supermarket
1571 Aubrey Barker Rd, S/Rveldt Park
C&F Supermarket Baaotstown,
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Guyanese drivers face

stiff competition at

South Dakota today
GUYANESE racing car drivers can expect stiff competition
from neighboring Suriname in today's international drag
race at the South Dakota circuits.
Suriname will participate with ten competitors, in the pro-
cess enhancing the former Dutch colony's chances of taking the
hog's share of titles.
Raj Boodhoo, coordinator of the event, which is organised
by the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, said that origi-
nally five drivers were expected to travel from Suriname.
The Surinamese are coming armed with Nitros, a gas in-
jected directly into the combustion area of the engine to pro-
vide huge additional brake horse power.
Guyana's charge will be led by veteran circuit racers
Kamal 'Shades' Seebarran, 'Rupie' Shewjattan and Peter
Morgan. Ryan 'Tiny' Gayadin, Afraz Allie and Vivek Joshi,
the defending drag race champion, will also be flying
Guyana's colours.
Today's meeting is being billed as the biggest ever in Guyana
and the organizers are inviting owners of All-Terrain Vehicles
to participate in the mega event. Boodhoo said that the club is
calling out ATV owners to be among the more than one hun-
dred competitors expected to take part. "We are inviting them
to show up and participate."
The meeting begins at 13:00 h. Registration starts at
11:00 h.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) The West Indies play-
ers will have a camp later this month as they prepare for
the Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 starting in March.
Coach Pentett King made this disclosure on Friday after
the team returned frbm their re-
cent tour of India.
"We are trying to get
organised before the World
Cup and we will be looking to
get ready for the big event," he


"We are looking at Febru-
ary 22-28 as the dates. We
have not finalised the venue yet
as we are waiting on some feed-
King said the entire
team would not be attending
the camp, as s6me players
might be playing in the final

Please see page 23

East Bank basketball final

set for this afternoon

By Faizool Deo
DEFENDING champions
Bagotstown will match skills
with Barama from 16:00 h at
the Cliff Anderson Sports
Hall in the final game of the
East Bank Basketball Cham-

The afternoon starts off
with the third place play-off be-
tween Herstelling and Prospect
from 14:00 h and a women's
game featuring players mixed
from Courts Pacesetters and
Pepsi Sonics.
Prior to today, the tourna-
ment which started last year

was played at the Burnham
In the final Bagotstown
may hold the edge, given that
they are the 2005 winners and
that a number of their play-
ers play club basketball and
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S TRUE compatibility doesn't exist.
If you're in it for the long haul, leave the name-calling on
the playground, shrug off little conflicts and respect your
spouse. If you are married, tear out this page and put it where
you can find it. Refer to it often. You will learn more coping
Thermostat settings, dirty socks, toothpaste caps our little
habits make our spouses crazy.
But no two people are ever truly compatible, so quit nitpi k-
ing each other, relationship experts advise. Save the battles for the
big issues and you'll have a happy marriage.
Susan Boon, PhD, a social psychologist at the University of
Calgary in Alberta, Canada, teaches classes in interpersonal rela-
tionships. A few years ago, she picked up the book "Seven Prin-
ciples for Making Marriages Work" by John Gottman, relationship
researcher for 30 years, and founder of The Gottman Institute in
Seattle. Ever since discovering the book, Boon has recommended it
to her students.


Most marriage therapists focus on "active listening," which in-
volves paraphrasing, validating, affirming your spouse's feedback,
says Boon.
"That's all well and good and may help you get through
some conflicts in a less destructive way. But, as Dr. Gottman
puts it, 'you're asking people to do Olympic-style gymnastics

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Secrets bf a Happy Marriage
,Long-lasting, happy marriages have more than great communi-
cation, Boon says. "Dr. Gottman brings up something no one ever
talks about that irreconcilable differences are normal, that you just
have to come to terms with them, not try to resolve the
i unresolvable. On some level, that should have been obvious, but it
hasn't been."
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mailed VAT Return Packages to VAT
Registrants. Persons who have not yet
received a package are encouragedto visit the
SVAT Department to uplift one.

For more information contact the VAT and
Excise Tax Department on telephone number
227-7929 Ext200 or201.


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when they can hardly crawl.' Many people will fail at those
"Research indicates that most people are dissatisfied with the
outcome of marital therapy, that the problems come back."
In happy marriages, Boon points out, couples don't do any of
Instead, you must be nice to your partner, research shows.
Make small gestures, but make them often.

Little Things

"The little things matter," says Boon. "What a happy marriage
is based on is deep friendship, knowing each other well, having mu-
tual respect, knowing when it makes sense to try to work out an
issue, when it is not solvable. Many kinds of issues simply aren't
Learn how to identify issues that must be resolved, that can be
"fruitfully discussed," she notes. "Learn to live with the rest. Just
put up with it. All you do is waste your breath and get angry over
these things that can't be changed. You're better off not trying to
change them. Work around them. Commit to staying together, even
though this is something you don't like."
A long-lasting, happy marriage is about knowing your partner,
being supportive, and being nice. Research shows that, "for every
one negative thing you do, there must be five positive things that
balance it out," says Boon.
"Make sure to balance the negatives with positives. Your mar-
riage has to be heavily in favor of the positives."
While it sounds easy and while it can be easy this com-
mitment to being nice is no small matter, Boon says. "You have to
do nice things often. But it's harder to be nice when the heat is on,
when you're really angry, or when something has happened for the
15th time. Nevertheless, the balance must be heavily, heavily stacked
in the positive, to have a happy marriage."
Also, couples must stay in touch with their special ways of
repairing the relationship, Boon says. "It can be humor; it can be
whatever helps diffuse the escalating heat. In happy marriages,
couples naturally do this. They deflect the anger, and get back on
an even keel."

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It is true, research has shown that couples in satisfying, happy
marriages have more positive emotions in their interactions, includ-
ing discussions of problems, says Shae Graham Kosch, PhD, di-
rector of the behavioral medicine program in community health and
family at the University of Florida at Gainesville.
Kosch has been married (to the same man) for 32 years. She
has counseled unhappy couples just as long. "Most marital con-
flicts don't ever get resolved says Kosch. "There are always is-

sues around in-laws, children. Solving the problems doesn't really
matter. What's crucial is keeping things positive. You have to ac-
cept the other person's perspective, have an appropriate discus-
sion without getting critical or blaming."
Men in good relationships don't react emotionally during con-
flicts. Men in bad relationships are more likely to withdraw from
the discussion. They might actually leave the room, look at the ceil-
ing, or tune out the conversation. Wives in negative relationships
also get entrenched in their particular viewpoint and ultimately feel
greater anger and contempt.
Your attitude toward your spouse plays out over the long haul,
she adds. Couples who have good marriages retain their mutual re-
spect and understanding of each other.
The Myers-Briggs personality test has helped many couples
tune into their own psyches whether they're a thinking or feel-
ing type, decisive or perceiving, or flexible.
Those insights into themselves help their relationships. "It's a
nonjudgmental measurement. It doesn't say that anyone is too ra-
tional or overly emotional. We all have these characteristics; in some
people they are more dominant."
Most importantly, for a happy marriage, be committed to see-
ing your partner's perspective. "Have a willingness to understand,
make changes in yourself, and find some method to get out of nega-
tive communication patterns negativity thatjust escalates. Some-
times that couple just can't move forward. They develop what I
call 'manure-colored glasses.'"
One trick that works: Discussing conflicts while talking on the
phone, rather than face to face. "That removes all nonverbal cues.
She won't see him looking at the ceiling; he won't see her rolling
her eyes. It keeps things more positive."

"Conflict is common, and a healthy dose of conflict is OK,"
says Terri Orbuch, a research scientist with the Institute for Social
Research at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She's also a
family therapist and the "Love Doctor" on a Detroit radio station.
In her research, Orbuch has studied one group of couples for
the past 16 years.
"You have to fight fair. Stay calm. You cannot be at problem-
solving best when you're angry. Come back to the situation when
you're not, and you can have a whole new perspective," she says.
Also, pick your battles. "You can't have a conflict over every-

thing. We call it 'kitchen sinking' bringing up things that happened
five, 10 years ago," says Orbuch.

For a happy marriage, here's how to deal with
Bring it up in a nonthreatening way. "Be nice. No name call-
ing," she advises.
Bring up specific issues or behaviors, rather than personality
qualities. In a happy marriage, there's no attacking the person. "Bring
up the specific time, how you felt about it, then people can change
the behavior," says Orbuch. "Otherwise, they don't know what
to do about it, they're boxed in."
Use "I" statements. Instead of "you're a very messy person'
say 'I'm really bothered when you put clothes on the floor." Such
statements show how you feel about a specific behavior, and that's
important in a happy marriage, she says.
Try to stay calm. Studies show that the calmer you are, the
more you will be taken seriously, she says. "Take a breath, count
to 10, breathe. Try to be nonthreatening."
Take a break. "If you're going back and forth, if you find
blood pressure going up, take minutes or seconds," she says. "Don't
take hours. If you take too long, it festers in the other person,
they've had time analyze it; you're dismissing their feelings opin-
ions, dismissing them."
Don't bring it up at night. Choose the right time not when
people are tired, hungry, when the kids are all around, when you've
got a deadline at work. Those are not best times."
Consider your spouse's point of view, if you want a truly
happy marriage. "I'm a true believer in this," says Orbuch. "Stud-
ies show that every single action has a different meaning depending
on if you are male, female, your race, your background. That is
important to remember in conflict resolution."


Orbuch's research has shown, time and time again, that conflict
is not important, that how you manage conflict, how you handle it
over the long haul, really is important to a happy marriage.
Also, compromise is necessary in long-term relationships, she adds.
"But each partner has to feel that it's reciprocal. One can't feel
that they're making all the compromises." When one spouse makes
all the compromises, it's uncomfortable for both not just the
one giving in.
"You have to remember there are ebbs and flows in relation-
ships," Orbuch says.
"There will be times when you're making the compromises.
But there will be other times when your partner is mak-
ing them. As long as in the long-term things are reciprocal,
that's what is important."


Security Officers to work in the interior
Must provide 2 references & a recent
Police clearance.
Qualified applicants please send
applications to the

Container Inc.

We are inviting applications from suitably
qualified individuals to fill the position of:

Millwright Supervisor

To oversee and coordinate the cost effective operation
of the Mechanical Plant Maintenance Department and
Utility Operation of the Box Plant & Paper Mill.
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Prospective applicants may obtain a full job description
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should be addressed to the Manufacturing Administration
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Guyana on February 12, 2007 at 10 a.m.

The purpose of the meeting is -
1. To give the status of the financial position
of the company, a list of creditors and
estimated claims.
3. To appoint a liquidator.

For and on behalf of
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-Date: January 17, 2007. .

Established Marketing Company in Trinidad
invites applications from suitably qualified
Caribbean and Latin American persons for
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* Persons 25-50 years valid passport
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Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

Visit to the Canadian National Exibition (CNEi in Toronto
\as among the things I did last September while e in the
Canadian city.
The 'r i, J ene -,I e\iclle fen t. n aletl. Jn' d noni.ile 1Cic p .i lI.ip nlh .% 'ik eIlller
ihrouti h Ihe Princes .ae, i ,,n ihe \ .Iictrironi .nd behold he e'.ihbii. nuiner-ou
ride' g.nle o dciince. 1ie 1 .11 ci, .ti', irni around ihe forld :ind i.iheir ri: -
\\ hen I .iilendcd ,llh nim -*I rr ran her if nl', ii .r s ia -e i i ,I I r II .e .i .
being hl Id
Time ha: echjanoed .nd ih manjalgceni peo-'ple le' r ihce [ \ear,1 ae had in turn i,, lchiiangLe,
W hen I tirsi i. in In cl' .i.hile lud'., rig nd '..-'rking in T ronmiil>. thcre \'..I l-or e.a:ini ple:- thei l.i[
vehicle model, 1ir the u[ i-m~niie Buildine There rC ere ajlU trJcLior and ,-iher tarnim mn hiner Buiu
that has lou:n been di'cilniinued
I remember the Farm Building \hhere ther re crc nn:, mnire farmers dilpla.i than lhc couple i., '
sows and their Ililcr, and i le\ coki s and goai thati v.e sa% ihis year
The CHlNIJ Radio trailer. \'ih the radio jnn.,uncer~ spinning the liest Beatles liiis and i-.hich
always drev. cro,, djs around II. hja lone gone
There i ,ill ihe Mlidc M ai r hl in ihe enier of ihe 'air i i, a collecliin of ttall, ind lenli
where ).-.u u'uall', end up loin W haltl :,our poc:kei mnne', on game ..I chance l.e i lc hroV. ing rings er
bottle r.e: 1. There i f 1ilI he ilouer callhine out ir.nLc Iio enmhbnarra ,iu in Iront r l \Ni ur cirllriend.
wife to pcnd n,',rc', ji their Hill. He, bi l main lel me e. ,ou hi ihe l ia:ckpoi ind -ei .1 hI, prize lr
the lad '
There ilhc Aii Sh, '..heri '.nilai2c aiu rally i11Ni p.j i ind di.pla.i, b, an .ierilb.iii. ic'.iii lioili l
the Ro) jl _C.In.ri.,di.ii i F,,rIe Thlil, ii 1 I In
I liked ihe F, ,d Builddin;' There. ,o-u i c.uld ih,," lo, d Irolin ill lI '. i the i' 'rld Acilu: ll',. ih i liod
was wl.ii ,,u C iuld hu in Toroni,-nt i mail i.r .,n ilin me.inri d r- n ...n e 'LcStree Buti ii '.* % r.ait
anywa) I li,.k,'d l.,r rhe (Gu iln. li l bui t here i .i, n'i .an\
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Shop: Caribhran Dishes and Shadarma". I asked some one from 1941, urged determination,
patriolism in the allies' light against
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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 for Tender will be:
Thursday, February 22,2007.

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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 lhttf:/iwwgusluco.coin and
clicking on "In vitations To Tenderi '".

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007 Pa2e V


one at the counter while
checking out the prices if
there was a Mr.Ali.. "No, I am
the manager and I'm from
Trinidad". Anyhow, I came to
Canada for Canadian food
and, throwing to the wind
my doctor's advice to ease off
on the fatty foods, dug into to
a good Canadian hamburger
and chips and a pizza slice.
The Arts and Crafts build-
ing was also worth visiting.
There, you could look over and
buy things in the craft business.
The biggest interest of course
were around the booths with
free samples.
I joined the crowd at a
place promoting a wide variety
of dips such as garlic and but-
ter.. Biscuits were provided free
and you could eat as much as
you liked and we really went
to town. My stomach began
feeling funny after I dipped too
many and this was on top of the
big fat hamburger and greasy
chips an hour or so before.
There were artists drawing
your portrait and there was a
fellow whose video shop spe-
cialized in vintage stuff like
1960s and 1970s TV series. Af-
ter a while you got tired from
walking around and tried to find
one of the few seats or bench
space available.
This year, it rained a lot and
,according to press reports, on
six of the 18 days the EX was
open the rain really came
down. When we were leaving
and heading to my brother in

law's car in the parking lot
around ten at night the wind
was blowing off Lake Ontario
like a mini-hurricane.
By that time of night the
temperature had dropped so
you were glad you had on a
wind breaker. During the day,
the Air Show had to be cur-
The EX usually has special
attractions. This year it was
David "the Bullet" Smith jr. He
is a "Human Cannonball" being
shot out of a "cannon". Good
for the kids...
The variety shows were
not that bad. There was a
dancing troupe from Sri
Lanka and the Grupo Chile
.I remember sometime in the
mid 1970s, I went with my
then girlfriend and there was
a 1940s -type Big Band play-
ing and the audience was in-
vited to dance. I still remem-
ber swinging to Benny
Goodman's tunes -that girl
could move her hips. Memo-
ries are made of this.....
There were the Texas Trick
Riders in the Horse Palace this
year. We went through the
building in the short cut and I
wanted to stay and watch the
fantastic jumps and acrobatics
on top the thundering stallions.
Canada, like Guyana, has
wide open spaces where horses
were once more widely used in
farm culture. The smell of fresh
manure from the stables (where
were the ventilators, we asked
?) however forced my sister and

brother-in- law out.
All of us liked the
Harmonicats musical group in
the "Remember When" Pavil-
ion. These guys put on a good
show with oldie goldies. It is
amazing what you can do with
harmonicas of all sizes. I didn't
know there was a big bass one.
While I was in the Remem-
ber When building I was in-
trigued by a wall display of a
selection of posters from past
exhibitions. The early ones de-
scribed the EX as "an Industrial
Fair", reminding us of the em-
phasis on Canada's technologi-
cal and other achievements
rather than sales of items.
Canada was actively in-
volved in the Allied armies
which helped with the then So-
viet Union to defeat Germany,
Italy and Japan during World
War II. The posters for the war
years were patriotic and uplift-
ing, urging sacrifice and struggle.
Some critics in the press
lamented that the exhibition
had deteriorated. It was,
wrote Toronto Star writer
Catherine Mulroney, "one
big flea market".
"The powers that be at the
EX would be smart to take their
own advice and remember when
the CNE was a total entertain-
ment experience. I'd be hard
pressed to say I got my $12
worth out of our visit. Not a
shopper and no longer a rides
person, there really wasn't
much for me....And for Pete's
sake, put the exhibits back into
the Canadian National Exibition.
...You can get cheap clothes at
Wal-Mart", Mulroney com-
Replying, CNE General
Manager David Bednar said
times have changed. "The Grand
Ole Lady has changed with
them. Her regular customers ap-
prove. Too bad Mulroney does
not. The thing is, kids want
their own memories, not some

rehashed version of their par-
ents' memories, seen through
rose-coloured glasses," he
wrote to the Star.
CNE officials admit the at-
tendance figures have fallen off
compared to the situation in the
1970s but some 1.25 to 1.5 mil-
lion people still attend every
year, they point out. They say
Toronto is one of the few cities
in North America where an an-

nual fair has survived.
Guyanese, visitors to
Canada and those resident there.
go the EX. I met some there.
They remember the fairs in
their homeland past and
There is a lot of excitement
and things to see and do at the
EX. For sure, it's a joy for the
Despite the criticisms,

the CNE its still a nice little
outing when you visit


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__Buying Rate Selling Rate
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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 195.73 198.43 203.53 204.28

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 201.64 205.20

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

B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 147.500 15750 168.67 173.3

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 338.33 360.50 376.83 383.83

D. Euro

Bank Average 22375 243.75 253.75 263. 75
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered Rate
for Thur., Feb. 1, 2007
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Bdos$ = G$ 92.07 6 months 5.40000% US 8.25';
IS = G$ 4.45 I year 5.41000% Guyana (wgi.) 14.47',
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Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

Page V




I N 1959 Samuel Ramsonahi and Police Con
stable Roy Duke were convicted by a
Demerara Assize jury of conspiracy to
prosecute another, knowing him to be innocent.
Dissatisfied with the decision, the conspirators appealed. The
Federal Supreme Court, after a five-day hearing in 1961, freed the
conspirators on a legal technicality.
The facts disclosed that the appellants were convicted on in-
dictment for conspiring together to prosecute one Mohamed Ali,
knowing him to be innocent, for the summary conviction offence
of being in unlawful possession of bush ruim. ___...
According to the Federal Appellate
Court presided over by Chief Justice, Sir
Stanley Gomes, the evidence established that E
the appellants acted jointly in causing a
third person to 'plant' a bag containing bush rum on Ali, by leav-
ing it in a car which Ali was driving.
At about the tine when the bag was being delivered to Ali's car
SDuke by telephone reported to the police that Ali had just re-
ceived a bag containing bush rum.
Section 330 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Ordinance .Chap-
ter 10 under which the appellants were indicted, provided that
"if anyone conspires with another to prosecute any person for
an alleged offence knowing that person to he innocent thereof, the
offelnder shall be guilty of felony.
On appeal. the Federal Supreime Court, presided over by Chief
.Justice Gomes with Justices C'.M. Wylic and A.M. Lewis held:

(i) the evidence did not support the conclusion that either of
the appellants intended to institute a prosecution by personally

laying a complaint or information against Ali;
(ii) the words "to prosecute" in section 330 are to be con-
strued in their strict sense and are not to be extended to include a
conspiracy between two or more persons to cause another person
to be prosecuted.

At the hearing of the appeal, Mr. J.O. F. Haynes, Q.C.,who
later became Chancellor of the Judiciary, represent the appellants
while Mr. E. A. Romao, Senior Crown Counsel, appeared for the
Delivering the Judgment of the Federal Court, Chief Justice

jj filesU By George Barclay

Gomes had pointed out that in the case. the two appellants Samuel
Ramsonahai and Roy Duke appealed against their convictions for
conspiring together to prosecute one Mohamed Ali, knowing him
to be innocent for the summary conviction offence of being in
unlawful possession of bush rum.
The section under which the appellants were indicted is Sec-
tion 330 of the Criminal Law (Ofrences) Ordinance, Chapter 10.
The Chief Justice went on to state the facts briefly by
pointing out that on the morning of the 24th October, 1959,
the appellant Ramsonahai left his home on the East Coast and
drove to Georgetown by car.
By pre-arrangement he picked up on the way. first the appel-
lant Duke. who is a police constable, and then a man named Narine
On arrival in town Ramsonahai took a bag which was in the car

between where the two appel-
lants were sitting, gave it to
Persaud and, in the hearing of the
appellant Duke, told him to go
to the gasolene station and
enquiree for Pundit's car and de-
liver it to the driver, and to say
that he, Persaud, would return
later to be taken up the coast.
Narine did what he was told
to do and the driver of Pundit's .
car, who was Mohamed Ali, re-
ceived the bag and kept it in his .'
car, the number of which was
H.D. 444.
Either before or at about CHANCELLOR J. O.F.
the time that Narine deliv- HAYNES
ered the bag the appellant
Duke rang up the Force Control Office and reported that
Mohamed Ali driving car H.D. 444 had just received a bag
containing bush rum.
The message was immediately relayed to a patrol car, which
then located Ali's car in which was found the bag that Narine had
delivered, to Ali. The bag contained two bottles of bush rum ,
The other evidence in the case clearly established the fact that the
two appellants had acted jointly in causing the hush rum to be
"planted" on Ali.
There are three grounds of appeal: the first is common to
both appellants, the second relates to the case against appel
Please see page VII


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) seeks an Administrative Officer
for the planning and execution of the administrative services and operations at its
country office in Georgetown, Guyana.


General management, budget planning and programming, financial/accounting
administration, human resources management, office and staff security.
procurement, general services and other related administrative services and

Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in business, public
administration, finance, economics, or related field.
Four years of professional experience in administration, with supervisory
responsibilities in budget, finance, personnel, procurement and general
Knowledge of national legislation on labour law. taxation and general
matters, and good supervisory skills and training abilities.
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of
the other language.
Very good knowledge of computer software packages and' information

Annual Salary : G$ 3.602,867 Guyana dollars (net of taxes).
Six-week paid vacation a year.
Excellent pension plan and health insurance.

This is a national post and is only available for citizens of Guyana or permanent
residents ot'Guyana. Qualified candidates should apply on line through our website at
wv3.vf._l;',.tl under Job Opportunities. vacancies (Vacancy number:
PAHO/07/FT56). All applicants must apply on line to he considered for this position.
('losing date: 19 February 20(17.

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
Driver's 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 % Wellington Street
Lacytown, Georgetown


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Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

Page VI

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007




lant Duke alone and the
third to the appellant
Ramsonahai only, C.J.
Gomes asserted
According to the Chief Jus-
tice, the three submissions made
by counsel who appeared for
both appellants are (1) that
the evidence did not establish
the offence for which the appel-
lants were indicted and con-
victed: (2) that the judge mis-
directed the jury by failing to
direct them that the onus of
proving whether the statement
alleged a to have been made by
Duke to the Police was made
voluntarily or not was on the
prosecution, and also that if
they had reasonable doubt on
the question whether or not
the statement, made, was a vol-
untary one, they should rejec
it ; and (3) that the case
against Ramsonahai was unduly
prejudiced by the failure of the
judge to order a separate trial.
According to the C.J. ,
counsel also made submissions
on other questions that could or
might arise if those three sub-
missions were not upheld or in

the event of the second or third
submissions being sustained.
Chief Justice Gomes said
that with regard to the first
submission, counsel contended
that, while the evidence might
be sufficient to prove the com-
mission of other statutory of-
fences or of an indictable con-
spiracy at common law it did
not establish a contravention of
the provisions of section 330
of Chapter 10. because it did
not prove that the agreement
was that either of the alleged
conspirators would prosecute
Ali, that is to say, that one or
other of them would actually
institute proceedings by laying
a charge against him.
In other words, counsel
maintained that an offence un-
der the section is not commit-
ted if the evidence discloses an
intention merely to cause a
public prosecution to be insti-
tuted against him.
The judgment noted that
counsel had advanced three
reasons in support of his ar-
gument. He stated that the
ordinary and primary mean-

ing of the words "to pros-
ecute" is to commence pro-
ceedings by laying a com-
plaint or information.
Secondly, that the section is
a higly penal one and on that ac-
count the words "to prosecute"
should be strictly construed
and not extended to include the
phrase 'to cause to be pros-
ecuted"; and thirdly, that if the
legislature intended such an ex-
tension of the words "to pros-
ecute" it would have said so. as
it did in several other sections
of the same enactment.
The CJ noted too that a
similar submission was made at
the trial at the close of the case
for the prosecution but it was
overruled by the trial judge, on
the ground that the question of
intention was a matter for the
jury and there was sufficient
evidence to go to the jury on the
question whether the accused
intended to prosecute Ali; and
in his charge to the jury. the
learned judge, after telling the
jury that a private person could
commence a prosecution by fil-
ing a complaint in a

From page VI

magistrate's court, directed their
attention to the evidence and
told them that, if they believed
it "it would amount to agreeing
to prosecute or agreeing to cause
the man Mohamed Ali to be
Reacting to the above
Chief Justice Gomes said
"while it is clear that any per-
son; may commence a prosecu-
tion against another person, we
agree with counsel for the ap-
pellant that the evidence does
not support the conclusion
that either of the appellants not-
withstanding that the Appellant-
is a Constable) intended to in-
stitute a prosecution by person-
ally laying a complaint or infor-
mation against Ali.
We do not therefore con-
sider that it would be profitable
to examine and deal with the evi-
dence that was put before the
jury in regard to police regula-
tion and procedure before a
complaint is made by a member
of the police force."
The appeals were al-
lowed. Convictions and sen-
tences were set aside.

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- Refuse blood transfusions
for sextuplets
A Canadian couple is protesting in court after officials
briefly took custody of three premature babies in order to
give them blood transfusions.
The babies were part of a group of sextuplets born 15 weeks
prematurely to parents who are Jehovah's Witnesses.
The couple, who have not been identified, say their reli-
gion forbids blood transfusions. They are seeking alternative
treatment for the infants.
They have filed court papers to try to prevent officials step-
ping in again.
The sextuplets, born on 6-7 January, each weighed less than
1kg (2.2 pounds) at birth. Two of the babies have died and doc-
tors are working to treat the remaining four.
'Fair hearing'
According to court papers filed by the couple, social
workers assumed legal control of three of the babies at
the weekend in order to give them blood transfusions.
Custody has now been returned to the parents, although
the babies remain in the Vancouver hospital, Canada's Globe
and Mail newspaper reported.
The couple are challenging the intervention, saying that of-
ficials did not give them a chance to state their case.
"The Supreme Court of Canada said the government has
an obligation to give parents a fair hearing," the parents' law-
yer, Shane Brady, said.
"The government did not give... the parents a fair hearing."
The province's Minister of Children and fanul\ Deelop-
ment, Tom Christiansen, did not comment on the specific case,
but said that officials had a du[r to protect children
"The obligation is to ensure Ihat a child in need of protec-
tion that the ministry steps in and ensures that those children
get the treatment they require," he ,aud
Jehovah's Witnesses believe the Bible forbids blood
transfusions and that undergoing one is a sin.

Page VII


The Bank of GC;' ,..: is in the process of recruiting suitably qualified
persons to 1il1 vacancies for:-


All applicants are required to attend a selection process on TInJ- ,I xY,
FEBRULARY 13, 2007 at Bank of Guyana at 9:00 hrs. Successful
candidates will be interviewed immediately following the selection
process. Applicants are required to bring along the following:

Written application (in applicant's handwriting)
Recent Police Clearance
Two testimonials
Birth t ilit :tc:t or P'.i.\ i rr
)Di' i~h, ,re ,.' >.ritiliiL (for persons witlh tltillt1a or para-
il 111i.i service)
Evidence of academic qualifications

Applicants should have attained a sound secondary school education.
;. .. would be given to persons who have gained passes at the
CXC, -CE examination. A valid driver's licence and I'.i,, i I
would also be an asset.

S.. main benefits include an attractive salary, lvcatiotn leave with pay.
Coverage in group lihe, group medical, group personal accident insurance.
pension schemes and special alloI,,anues. Applications should be
addressed to:

. 'MAN RIF SO 1 ( ls DE iP', NT
A NA,P .o 0 i'X 1003 <. <( 0 .1 f >\, ...

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Could you say for how long Invalidity Pensi


ion is f





Invalidity Pension is payable to an insured person 4
for as long as invalidity continues, or until the attainment
of age sixty (60) years, after which an Old Age Pension
may be paid.

N.B Remember, new books are only prepared and
issued upon submission of Life Certificates, which I
attest to the Pensioner being alive.

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

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

2 2/2007. 4 31 PM


Pa~&VI1I" SLifl~y Chronicle Febluary 4; '2007

I am married to a pastor for woman's consignment shop I'll call
25 years, though for the past "Sweethearts." How funny is that? Kayla, who speaks up when
two years we have been The long and the short of it a wrong is done? It is almost
separated. is she has been labeled the town always the victim.
My husband has been trollop. Meanwhile additional Everyone who listened to
having an affair with the women are in the mix. Please your husband, believed in him,
associate minister from our keep in mind I recently found or trusted him for guidance has
former church, and also with the this out. been betrayed..Every life comes
town prostitute. I had no idea. The information is up against every other life. Your
He is also involved with an staggering. I even learned my husband gave you this story to
officer of a local ministry aide husband embezzled money tell, if that is your choice.
organization, as well as the from our former church. For A biblical verse says a little
chairperson of a civic group, years I've lived with a man leaven leaveneth the whole
Now I've been informed what living a double life. lump. But in the same way, a
this last woman does for a living: Do you think I can sell this rancid ingredient corrupts the
feeds on married men, as well as story to a television network whole lump.
men of prominence, to pay her and watch it played out for all The shepherd is supposed
way through life. That makes sense the world to see? to shepherd the flock, but
because my husband is currently a when no one shepherds the
silent partner in her store, a KAYLA shepherd, he can run amuck.

Se ndle tterto:DiretA swers
P Bo94SrgidM 65 1oe-mi
Dietnwr@ anrdaaacm

Publicizing your story may
forewarn others; for those
who have been victims, it
may be a consolation to know
they are not alone.
We are often blind to reality.
Fact is stranger than fiction
because fiction has to make
You never suspected what
was going on because what
was going on was so
unexpected. Why would a
good person suspect criminal
or immoral acts from
someone they cared about?
Good stories are irresistible,
and you have a good story to
tell. It is a story about the
difference between appearance
and reality.
You have a right to see it
on the small screen, though
a screenwriter may have to
tone it down a bit to make it
more believable.



Opposite Sex
I agree that men have a different level of sexual desire
than women, but at the same time I don't agree they need
to bring images of other women in their mind for self-grati-
As a woman I also have desires to be released, and I don't
need to get images of men to get the job done!
This is not because I am not a visual person; it is because I
find it would be disrespectful. There are other ways to take
care of business.

Dolly, in the musical "My Fair Lady" Professor Henry
Higgins sings, "Why can't a woman be more like a man?" We
often get letters from women who seem to be humming a tune
called "Why can't a man be more like a woman'?
Two thousand years ago the Roman poet Ovid wrote about
Pygmalion, a sculptor who was revolted by the flaws of the
female sex. This confirmed bachelor created a statue of a woman
so realistic he fell in love with it.
Then the goddess Venus took pity on Pygmalion and
brought the statue to life.
No one will bring to life a woman's idea of what a man
should be like, nor bring to life a man's idea of a woman.
But understanding what we are actually like makes pos-
sible a love deeper than anything we can imagine.



The successful applicant will be responsible for the management &
maintenance of the following:
* In-placeVMware Virtual Server infrastructure.
* In-place EMC Retrospect backup server
* Microsoft ISA Server 2000 firewall
* Company's VPN infrastructure and related routing.
The incumbent will also be required to assist in managing all related
internet connectivity issues including cable and switching infrastructure.
* Assist in troubleshooting & supporting end-user desktop issues.
* Any other duties assigned by management.

* MCSE Windows Server 2000/2003
* MCP ISA Server 2000/2004
* Comptia Network Plus & Comptia A Pl us
* Knowledge & experience in Managing VMware virtual services &
Usage of Microsoft Office suite & related end-user problems.
The successful applicant must have at least three (3) years experience in a
similar capacity and must be a highly motivated team player with the
ability to work unsupervised when necessary.
Attractive Remuneration, inclusive of Pension & Medical Schemes.

Kindly submit application, with detailed CV and names of two referees to:
Human Resources Manager, Machinery Corporation of Guyana Ltd.,
26, Providence, East Bank Demerara to reach not later than
February 20, 2007.
M 0 R P 26 Providence East13 Bank Demerara
AC Pl f'Phone: 592-265-2367
Fax: 592-265-4986


The Human Resource Department of GuySuCo is currently
recruiting an individual with excellent written and oral commu-
nication skills for the following position to add to its leader-
ship team:

Chief Personnel Manager

The successful candidate will report to the Human Resource Director
Will be responsible for the development and implementation of leading edge
competitive recruitment and selection strategies.
Will provide consultation and guidance on the management of GUYSUCO's
Performance Management processes and compensation programs
Will be a team player in the development of appropnate programs in collaboration with
HR staff in areas such as career development, induction, team building, etc.
1. A Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from a recognized university
and a minimum of five (5) years experience in Human Resource Management
2. A Degree in Human Resource Management or any Social Science discipline with
more than ten (10) years experience in Human Resource Management,
The successful candidate must have leadership skills, a positive approach to work; and
must exercise good judgment in decision-making in all areas of HR.
An attractive package will be offered to the successful candidate.
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Send Application with CV, inclusive of your own e-mail address, no later than
February 22, 2007 to: or
The Recruitment Officer
Guyana Sugar Corporation inc.
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara.
Fax:(592) 222 6048

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- Sunday Chronicle February 4-,2007

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007



THE field of dentistry has been
experiencing many innovations
albeit not widely known.
For example, it is more than
twelve years since research sci-
entists confirmed clinically the
likelihood of people being immu-
nized against dental caries.
Having proven long be-
fore that the bacterial known
as Streptococcus Mutans, is
the principal actor in the

process of tooth decay, a
comprehensive effort was
made to use its protein to
elicit the production of anti-
bodies (defensive substances
in the blood specific for a
Evidence shows that the
Cercopithecoid primates (mon-
keys), genetically closest to hu-
mans can be vaccinated against
acquiring caries.

Vaccination is the inocu-
lation of a person (or animal)
in order to bring about the
immunity to an infectious
germ. The term (from Latin,
"cow") originally meant im-
munization against smallpox,
because the procedure started
in 1796 when English physi-
cian Edward Jenner discov-
ered that milk maids who had
contacted the mild disease


TEACHERS have steered the Shakespeare curriculum for younger pupils in England away
from Othello and Henry IV Part I in favour of lighter texts.
After a poll, plays set for 13 and 14-year-olds in England could include Romeo and Juliet and
As You Like It.
Othello did not make the list because more than half of those questioned said the themes of
sexual jealousy and racism were not suitable for that age.
Teachers say the exam system impedes the enjoyment of Shakespeare anyway.
A survey of attitudes to Shakespeare's plays among teachers and other experts was commis-
sioned by England's curriculum and exams body the QCA.
There is a rolling curriculum for Shakespeare, which for this year involves Much Ado About
Nothing, Richard III and The Tempest.
The QCA canvassed teachers and local authority advisers on what they thought about par-
ticular plays and their suitability for teaching to children in Key Stage 3.
Children in state schools generally do not study Shakespeare until they are 13 or 14. in Year 9.
The idea of including Othello prompted the most objections with 55% saying it was not
Many teachers said the play should be kept for A-level study and that the themes were "too
mature and sensitive for this age group".
Those who supported the inclusion of Othello said the play's strong themes of love, jealousy.
cultural stereo-typing and the treatment of minorities in society would engage pupils.
Critics said the historical context and a lack of action made the play boring and inac-
cessible for many pupils.


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Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, not later than 14:00 hrs. on
Thursday, February 08, 2007.
The Bank of Guyana reserves the right to accept or reject any Tender.

cowpox were immune to
small pox. The development
of the cowpox vaccine has
since led to the production of
vaccines against a wide range
of diseases.
It seems that two predomi-
nant factors have resulted in
there not being a vaccine against
tooth decay as yet. On one
hand, the American authorities
have an extremely complex sys-
tem in place whereby many
hurdles have to be passed before
a drug can be tested in humans.
Secondly, as a part of the firsl
obstacle, the tremendous impact
this would have on the dental
profession has been protracted
Many see the introduction
of a vaccine against tooth decay
as being the first step in the
process of dentists going into
virtual self-extinction.
Another procedure
which is currently accepted
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dimension within the
realm of dentistry is the
dental imagery. This is a
communication tool which
bypasses words and
emotions and presents an
image of a patient's face or
smile for analysis, and
allows the dentist to show
the possible results of his
proposed treatment to the
It does this by capturing a
still color picture of the
person's face or smile on a tele-
vision screen, and then allowing
the dentist to change on the pic-
ture any features of the patient's
appearance which he does not
like. The result is compared
side by side on the screen with
the original image to give the cli-
ent a 'before and after' picture
which can be then printed out
for him to take away for further
consideration, and to show his
spouse or friends.
Imagers consist of a video
camera connected to a com-
puter, a monitor screen and
video printer. The heart or rather
the brain, of the system is the
software and some specialized
hardware within the computer.
The on screen image is usu-
ally changed by using a device

rather than like a pen on a plas-
tic pad, which directs an arrow
on the screen (the cursor) to se-
lect various options which are
available for altering the image.
This keeps the use of the com-
puter keyboard to a minimum
except for entering text to the
The programming is
very powerful, which
means that while it is very
simple to operate, the den-
tist can do some fairly
mind boggling things to
the image in order to dem-
onstrate to his patient the
requested improvements.
For example, individual
teeth can be lightened or
darkened; blemishes can
be erased; teeth can be
lengthened or widened;
copied and placed into
gaps; turned through any
angle; flipped over to give
a mirror image, and moved
to and placed to any posi-
tion in the image. Because
of this simple to use ability,
imagers must be the most
powerful information, educa-
tion, and marketing tool den-
tistry has ever had. This
equipment widely used in
England and Germany.

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Sunday CQionicle :iebruaay4;M-2007-;



by Petamber Persaud

"A Voice from Cuffy's
Grave" is crying out for
considerate and due respect
for the writer 'nursery
left untended'; as it was then
in twentieth century, so is it
now in the twenty-first
The voice of the artist
crying out, no, not for pity and
charity but for appreciation, the
appreciation of the fine, lonely
and oftentimes unrewarding art
of writing.
That voice is the voice of
Ivan Forrester, crying out for
more support of local writers,
more support especially from
the powers that be "who

bequeath to us/This legacy of
The publication of 'A Voice
from Cuffy's Grave', written by
Ivan Forrester was due in no
small way to support from
many quarters especially from
the government of the day. A
government should always be
the prime mover and enabler of
a nation's literature.
Way back in the 1970s, the
then Deputy Prime Minister of
Guyana, Dr. Ptolemy Reid,
witnessed Forrester performing
his poetry on the Essequibo
Coast. Impressed, the Minister
who was "an ardent lover of
poetry and a watchful guardian
of Guyanese culture" asked to
see more of Forrester's poetry.
Duly satisfied, Dr. Reid


arranged for the "bush man"
to go to the city of
Georgetown in order to
publish his writing. So the
book was eventually
published by the People's
National Congress and the
Ministry of National
How appropriate the name
of that ministry Ministry of
National Development: too
many people fail to see the
importance of and the valuable
role of the writer in society, too
many people fail to connect the
literature and the scholarship
produced by the writer to
national development. Because
of this failing there is gross
disrespect for the writer and

Further assistance rendered
to facilitate the publication of
that book came from Denis
Williams who wrote the
introduction and from A. J.
Seymour who wrote the end
note. The cover was designed
by Stanley Greaves while the
title page of the book carried an
endorsement by Martin Carter,
"To be a poet is to be able to
make a judgement. Faro. is a
Seeing his name in print was
an honour. But Ivan Forrester
was also honoured in 1985 with
a Medal of Service by the
government of Guyana for his
contribution to the literary
development of the country.
He was also honoured by
the Guyana Writers and
Artists Guild of which he was
a member. Then a group of
friends paid tribute to him by
staging a concert of his poetry
at the Sidewalk Cafe.
1976 was not the first time
the poetry of Forrester was

published. In 1972, his poetry
appeared in "New Writing in
the Caribbean" which was
specially prepared for
CARIFESTA '72, staged in
That collection of
writing from the English-
speaking, Dutch-speaking,
French-speaking, Spanish-
speaking Caribbean and
Latin America was edited
by A. J. Seymour.
Ivan Forrester was born on
February 5, 1929 at Manchester
Village on the Corentyne Coast
of British Guiana and grew up
during the WWI period of
scarcity of essentials. He was
the sixth child of his father,
Joseph, who was a balata
bleeder and mother, Pricilla
Manchester Village also
produced the legendary Philip
Moore who was born in 1920.
Forrester discovered art at
ten. By age fifteen, he became
serious about his calling which

was later manifested when he
was surrounded by the gracious
glories of nature.
Forrester was educated at
Manchester Scott School and
by a private tutor, Mr. Smart.
He sat the Junior Cambridge
Examination under the
patronage of Berbice High
His success at this
examination led to a job as
meteorological field assistant (he
was never a pork-knocker). His
sojourn in the interior of
Guyana fed his artistic thirst as
he produced excellent paintings
including 'Light on Terrain'
(1966) and 'Mazaruni' (1973).
The 'bush' blessed him
with other rewards; he was
able to meet Denis Williams,
Wilson Harris and Martin
Carter, entering into a long
friendship with Carter. One
of his few existing paintings
is still hanging in the house
once inhabited by Carter. The
painting shows Carter

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The Human Resource Department of GuySuCo is currently
recruiting individuals for the following position to add to its
leadership team:


The successful candidate must be able to actively take the leading role in
Guysuco's employee relations' strategy by ensuring the development and
implementation of a strategic industrial relations framework which reflects and
supports the strategic business plan of Guysuco.


A Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Labour Relations Management, or any
related Social Science discipline along with a minimum of five (5) years expen-
ence in the field of Labor Relations Management.
A Bachelor's Degree in any of the Social Science disciplines with more than
ten (10) years experience in Labour Relations Management

The successful candidate must have a sound knowledge of tne Labour Laws of
Guyana, excellent written and oral communication skills and must be
confident self-driven and be able to work under stress
An attractive remuneration package is offered.

Send Application with CV, inclusive of your own e-mail address, no later than
February 22, 2007 to: or
The Recruitment Officer
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Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara.
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The Government of Guyana (GOG) and the Caribbean Development Bank
(CDB) have signed an agreement to finance several projects under the Basic
Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Fifth Programme. The Basic Needs Trust Fund
now invites tenders for the supply and delivery of sewing machines and training
materials to Region #9.
Lot A

(i) Supply and delivery of sewing machines to locations in Region #9

(ii) Supply and delivery of spares for the sewing machines.

(iii) Training of the communities in the use and care of the machines.

Lot B

(i) Supply and delivery of training materials (textile, threadsetc.) to locations in
Region #9

Tender Documents can be uplifted from the office of the Basic Needs Trust
Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\town during the working hours of 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday to Fridays.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates
(both of which should be in the name of individual or firm submitting the bid)
should be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in the Tender Box
of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, SIMAP's Building,
Georgetown, on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2007.

Each lot must be placed in a separate envelope with the name of the sub-
project clearly marked on the top left hand corner. The envelope should
in no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
other tender.

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders
on Friday, February 16, 2007.

Project Manager
February 2, 2007

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Spills plans for Guyana
ASHA Haniff has walked catwalks around the world USA, Canada, India, Pakistan, London,
Dubai, Paris, to name a few and now she wants to give a Guyanese girl the same opportunity.
Now residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, she holds portfolios for Tommy Hilfiger and Fubu
and is a Roots of New York model.
On the personal side, she lays claim to "a very hot and super fit dating relationship" with Holly-
wood action star Jean Claude Van Damne! Oh, yes, no kidding.
Also an assistant registered nurse, Asha's passion lies in putting her skills to work in trauma and
disaster areas. Most recently, she has worked with victims of the Pakistan earthquake and tsunami sur-
vivors in Thailand.
Born in the mining town of Linden, Asha started her modeling career with Derek Moore, one of
Guyana's leading designers and an opportunity to represent Guyana overseas catapulted her to gigs
around the world.
The Guyanese bombshell is back home to stage a successful return of local leg of the Miss India
Worldwide pageant. Her credentials make her a solid national director, capable of pulling off a spectacu-
lar event.
Her pageant accolades include Miss India New York, Miss India Beautiful Face USA, third runner-
up Miss USA, Miss Model New York, Miss SAMA Queen Canada, and Miss Female Face of the Year,
Asha has also chalked up golden and silver awards for her dancing throughout the USA She is a
trained Broadway theatrical, salsa and meringue dancer.
Added to that, she has acted in more than 300 episodes of Indian, Bengali and Pakistani film
and has graced the cover of magazines and bill-
boards worldwide.
No surprise, she is fashion show and dance cho-
However, besides all the glitz and glamour, Asha,
an assistant registered nurse, is an international so-
cial worker for trauma and disaster areas.
"What I do in terms of modeling is entertainment.
As a person I live for humanity. So in the night, when
I get on the sofa with a cup of Milo, I am at peace,"
she says.
However, behind the solid portfolio, Ahsa is as
down-to-earth and funny as it gets, a full house of
Her delight is in a good one-day international
cricket match, and she manages to catch up with her
favourites Wazim Akram, Clive Lloyd and a good
Of course, she has to love the gym, a necessity
is she wants to continue her global travels as a model
and performing artiste.
Asha is set to release plans soon for the lo-
cal leg of the Miss India Worldwide Pageant.
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EVER since the engagement ofAbhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, the
talk of India has been on the wedding day.
Aishwarya has been hailed as one of of the most prolific ambassadors of India after being voted
Miss World and being named the most beautiful woman in the world, with Julia Roberts even agreeing.
Abhishek with a career now turning for the better, cannot escape the fact that he would always be
known as the son of Indian icon Amitabh Bachchan
All the signs are currently pointing to a wedding before February ends.

Wedding Party
Abhishek and Aishwarya may hold their post-wedding party in Jaipur or Udaipur sometime in Feb-
ruary with over 6,000 guests in attendance.
"Representatives of the Bachchan family have already started holding talks in this direction with the
concerned erstwhile royal families," informed sources told IANS.
The Bachchans are considered to be close to the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur and chances are
that the bash would be held here and be attended by over 6,000 guests, including Bollywood stars,
industrialists and politicians.
Sources in the Jaipur City Palace said the Bachchans have expressed a desire to book the entire
palace for a day. Their major concern, however, is the security of the high-profile guests coming to
attend the party.
The Bachchans' representatives are also reportedly in talks with some five-star hotels on the Jaipur-
Delhi highway for the accommodation of some guests.
Speculation about the Jaipur do were fuelled after the former queen of Jaipur Padmini Devi met Jaya
Bachchan in Kuchaman where she, along with Abhishek, is shooting for Goldie Behl's film 'Drona'.
The Jaipur City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture: The
vast complex was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs in the early
18th century.
The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to
several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, Govind Devji Temple
and the City Palace Museum.
Rumours are also rife that Udaipur, known as the city of lakes, could be chosen to host the post-
wedding celebrations.
According to sources, the Udaipur City Palace complex could be the party venue.
Part of the palace has been converted into two hotels and another part still serves as the
residence of Udaipur's erstwhile king.
But it offers plenty of spots to hold a grand wedding and can accommodate 100-3,000 guests at a
The most popular of them is the landscaped promenade on the shores of Lake Pichola It offers
spectacular views of the lake, island palaces and mountains. The Promenade Jetty is another venue for
special dinners and ceremonial occasions that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
The island palace of Jagmandir is one of the most exquisite venues for weddings. Jagmandir's garden
courtyard can accommodate up to 500 guests.
Udaipur has played host to many big weddings. including actress Raveena Tandon's marriage to
businessman Anil Thadani in 2004. Actor Vikram Chatwal. son of US-based hotelier Sant Chatwal, also
held his pre-wcdding parties here in 2006.
The Clot- :. .
Kolkata-based designer Sharbari Duiia has already pulled off a coup of sorts by landing the order ol
Abhishek Bachchan's clothes from Brinda Rai, Aishwarva Rai's mo n.
Now the Rais have placed another order for the entire Bachchan clan, including Amitabh and Shweta's
husband Nikhil Nanda. The deadline is Valentine's Day.
"I'm going to Kuwait for a lecture on February 15, so I have to deliver the clothes before
that," says Dutta, whose clientele includes Sachin Tendulkar, MF Husain and Leander Paes.
The dress code: no black. The measurements: for tall men. The Rais, says Dutta, gave her a free

hand. "They left it completely to me. The only thing the Rais specified was to refrain. from using black
since this is an auspicious occasion," says Dutta. She has just despatched the first collection that in-
cludes 10 items of clothing for Abhishek. They include the customary sherwanis, kurtas and churidars.
Dutta says she has given them a range of menswear that has her trademark kantha work in bright
colours. There are also some tussar shawls. '
So does the collection include dhotis, considering Aishwarya's mother-in-law-to-be is a Bengali? "I
did suggest dhotis to them, but the Rais are sticking to their traditional wear," smiles Dutta.
Ash's career
When Rai got engaged to Abhishek there was widespread speculation about her future in filmdom.
While her would-be in-laws say they have no problems with her continuing in films, some producers
fear she may quit after marriage just like Jaya Bachchan did.
Jaya, after marrying Amitabh Bachchan, had quit films at the peak of her career to become a home
"Will Aishwarya continue to work after marriage? Didn't Jaya Bachchan give it all up at the
peak of her career to be Mrs. Amitabh Bachchan?" one producer on the verge of signing her for
a big action thriller seemed to express the entire industry's anxieties.
*However, all speculation regarding Aishiwarya's future in the movies can be laid to rest. The Bachchans
have no intentions of stopping her from working.
"There's absolutely no talk of Aishwarya giving up her career. After 'Guru' she has entered a new
performing peak. This is the time when she needs to build on her actor's image. There's absolutely no
hint of a closure to her career after marriage, whenever that happens," a source close to the family told
the Indian media.
In fact, 2007 is one of Aishwarya's busiest years in years.
"Apart from two international projects, 'The.Last Legion' and 'Provoked', which are ready for re-
lease she's shooting for Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Jodha-Akbar'. Right after that she goes into Ram Gopal
Varma's 'Sarkar 2', followed by a film forkaran Johar's production house.
"But she is completely one with whatever Abhishek's parents.decide. She's leaving all her
post-marriage decisions to them. In fact, she ihas been going by their wishes for some time now,
from the time the two got serious about one another," the source explained.


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casino Royale:

The Mod Bond Film

By Terence Roberts

HE new Bond
film, only
Slightly adapted
fro 1 the novel, marks a
Co p,)lete change for the
Jai es Bond image we
art accustomed to.
md is no longer a fantas-
tic ::perman. a comic book lig-
ure. but an imperfect coyly
humble secret agent, often
stressed out by his job. which
he nevertheless performs with
committed precision.
The film emphasises
Bondl' intelligence, his ability to
foresee every next clever move
af villains, and to be fiercely
ready. This. after all, is what in-

telligence work is about in stable
The difference of "Casino
Royale" from olier lBond films
exists in its style.
Director Mirlin Campbell
has brought tlie i\ant-garde in-
novative techniques of 1960's
French. Italian. British and Latin
American New \\ave cliemua to
Bond's lifestyle and risky in-
trigncs, and it works well.
It is probably because
Campbell is not some dilettante
simple trying to exploit innova-
tive cinematic styles. but a genu-
ine believer in new aesthetic ap-
For this reason, the action
scenes in Casino Royale are not
credible, or realistic, even
though they are less fantastic
then in previous Bond films; but

they give us a physical and
mental exercise via movement
and continuity.
We are not shown a story
developing slowly and clearly, as
before, but are shown highly in-
tense and cimotional moments,
like fragments of a broken vase
being iput back together.
The world today is that
broken vase, and Casino
Royale changes style to find
missing parts of the puzzle
the world has become. It does
this by using images and
scenes which quickly show us
how many present problems
in the developed and develop-
ing world of' today emerge.
For example the filn opens
with Bond in an African nation
where he is tracking down local
mercenaries being paid huge

sums of cold cash for their vio-
lent skills. Who's paying them?
Rogues of European and Medi-
terranean background.
The Africans we see work-
ing for such terror organizations
are not from Africa's traditional
natural and agricultural cultures,
whose wisdom and skills
showed how to reap the ben-
efits of the natural world, but
from crude power-hungry
organizations, wield-violence for
money, they are working only
for as much money as possible.
They are.also obsessed with
the communication and me-
chanical toys of Western and
other technologies, which .be-
come a great aid in committing
terror acts. Bond also deals with
another type of villain in the
film; the refined white man in a
position of power, who thinks
he is smarter than everyone else.
Bond, white himself, knows
how he thinks, and can read his
next move, sooner than later.
Daniel Craig as the new
Bond, is quite quick thinking,
quiet, soft spoken, yet vi-
ciously matching the vicious-
ness of his opponents, and
oddly working class, yet mod-
He strikes one as an East-
ern European, not a Brit, and

Stunning new mod version of James Bond, with a
cosmopolitan cast reflecting life today. Not to be missed
on the big cinema screen.

this increases the enigmatic odd-
ness of Casino Royale.
The Africans, or black ac-
tors, who interpret the hasty

mercenary mentality of vio-
lent extremists, did a truly
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t"ic The Ethnic Relations Commission



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

The outcome of this contract will be a comprehensive report identifying existing
activities, processes and procedures used to select eligible persons and comparatively
assess whether or not there has been an equitable approach towards all concerned.
Applicants must have the minimum of a good first degree in the social sciences or
humanities, with at least five years experience in conducting social research.
Remuneration wil, be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
appointment will be made on a three month contract.
Job Description
The main responsibilities for these positions are conducting research throughout
Guyana to determine whether over a five (5) year period there has been equitable
distribution of the above specified services to the different ethnic groups in Guyana.
The following list, even though not exhaustive, covers some of the areas of work
Preparing an initial work plan and summary of the proposed approach to
delivering the objectives requested.
Undertaking any other duties pertinent to the research that might be requested
at anytime.
Providing the Commission with a complete report of their findings,
observations and recommendations three (3) months after the commencement of the
Further details maybe obtained form:
The Ethnic Relations Commission
Lot 66 Peter Rose &Anira Streets
Telephone: 231-6473
Closing date for applications Friday, February 16,2007.

Public Service Ministry

Notice of Award

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the People's
Republic of China is offering a limited number of Scholarships in
China for Undergraduate Studies for the 2007/2008 academic

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
consideration in the following priority fields:

> Dentistry
> Engineering
> Chinese Language

Applicants must obtain passes in 5 CXC subjects with grades 1 or 11
inclusive of English Language and Mathematics. For studies in
Dentistry applicants must have CXC passes in Physics, Chemistry
and Biology.

Applicants must be under twenty five (25) years of age and
successful candidates would be responsible for the return airfare to

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

Closing date for the receipt of applications is February 9, 2007 and
must be returned to the above addresses.

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From page XIV
gripping and realistic
professional job of character
acting, and it is good to see
this Bond film use so many
able and convincing black ac-
tors whose excellence is a
credit to the film.
Bond's long suspenseful
pursuit of the African
bombmaker at the film's open-
ing, a man he can barely hold on
to, is simply stunning.
Eva Green is Bond's co-
star, the spy who is really the
secret service secretary who
must finance the card game that
Bond must win in order to
broke and embarrass his slick
opponent, thus leaving him to
the mercy of his even higher
and hidden bosses.
Eva Green is probably the
most cool, witty, beautifully
feminine, and intellectually
erotic actress to appear in a
Bond film.
In many ways she re-
sembles that wonderful rarely
seen actress, Elizabeth
McGovern. Green builds her
scenes into a heart-breaking
emotional effectiveness by

sheer and sudden frankness,
something rare in this type of
film, but definitely learnt from
Film Noir Classics.
The debonair and witty
Italian actor Giancarlo
Giannini, famous for his
many unforgettable roles in
the Italian films of Lina
Wertmuller, one of the best
female and socialist film di-
rectors ever to emerge, is
brilliant as the devious dip-
lomatic advisor.
Judi Dench returns as M,
Bond's boss, wielding stern
words, but tender care over him.
Mads Mikkelsen, the popu-
lar Danish actor of today, plays
the rich card sharp who not
only outwits Bond a the gam-
bling table, but tries to eliminate
him with a martini, in one of the
film's most powerful and memo-
rable scenes.
Other characters in the film,
like the stunning Italian actress
who plays a loose woman
Bond cannot resists, and we
cannot blame him when we see
her in a satin red dress, her
movements, the sensual way she
talks, always ready for new
erotic adventures, heighten the


film's visual feast.
What is Casino Royale ul-
timately about? The power of
money to do good or evil.
This has become a foremost
problem in today's new societ-
ies. This film is not really about
the various action scenes, which
get our adrenalin pumping, but
about the dialogue and scenes
which wake up our reasoning,
logic, sympathy, and artistic re-
It revitalises our care for
a pleasant, safer, and less ag-
gressive world. Bond's job is
to remove the obstacles oth-
ers put in the way of ordinary
pleasures, and social well-be-
ing. The film shows us that
at times his physical methods
may be too excessive, some-
thing that security agents
have to keep in mind.
The film opens with graph-
ics that are a beautiful blend of
ancient and modern art, from
primitive tropical sources to
European ones, we can hardly
tell the difference, since aestheti-
cally they share basic human
creative forms.
Actually this graphic style
of opening the film credits is a


Applications are invited from Trained Graduate Teachers to fill the vacancies in j
the following Departments:

English teacher (Head of Department)
1 teacher

Information Technology -

Industrial Arts

Modern Languages

Allied Arts

Ph sical Education


I tiacll I
1 teacher
3 teachers
1 teacher

I teacher

I teacher

2 teachers
2 teachers

1 teacher
1 teacher
1 teacher
2 teachers

- Blology
Integrated Sci.

- Spanish
- French

Fine Arts



Social Welfare Officer with counselling skills.
Trained Graduate Teacher with Social Work Skills mayvalso
Application and resumes along with two (2) references (per applicant) must be
addressed to:

The Chairman
Queen's College Board of Governors
Thru: The Principal
Quben's College
Camp & Thomas Roads

Salaries commensuracL o i lh CL\pc ric ii cc.
The cln-irig date for tli iec'eip .if appl.ito is \\cdnesda.. 7th Fvbrualr.
2007ar 15:30h.
S I j

continuation of that fabulous
style found in the best Holly-
wood and European films of the
1960's. People need to see those
films again to appreciate what
the best new films are building
on. The new style mixes intelli-
gence, intrigue, romance, erotic,
international art, instrumental
music jazz, classical and a
precisely chosen sense of fash-
At the centre of Casino
Royale is the refreshingly ten-
der and human love affair be-
tween Bond and Eva Green, the
apparently uncorrupted secre-
When they fall in love af-
ter recuperating from near
death experiences, they de-
cide to leave their stressful
jobs, and simply live a care-
free life in Venice.
But this suddenly fails
when someone from her past re-
turns to spoil everything. How'?
Through the influence of money,
of course. This is the film's so-
cial beauty, its moral precau-
tions against the evil use of
money, the pleasures of the
world threatened by our own
excesses, weaknesses.
At last, James Bond is no
longer a fantastic hero, but a
real human like us.


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 Tender will beThursday, February 22, 2007.

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

ivMaieri.ils Ma niajement [epnrtmnent
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Fax 592-222-3322

Alternatively, this tender document can be downloaded from
GUYSUCO's Website at -ip ;. ''. L v;.: :.r, kindly click on
"Invitations toTender"


Transitional Arrangement Policy on

Registration of Motor Vehicles

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

1. Motor Vehicles which were imported on or before December 31, 2006, for
which duties and/or consumption tax was paid on or before December 31,
2006, will be registered at Licence Revenue Office under the previous
purchase tax regime up to and including Friday, February 9, 2007, after the
purchase tax applicable has been paid.

2. Motor Vehicles which were imported on or before December 31, 2006, and
the C72 Customs declaration lodged on or before on or before December 31,
2006, will be assessed for duty and/or consumption tax where applicable,
and will be registered at Licence Revenue Office under the previous
purchase tax regime up to and including February 9,2007, after all taxes
applicable have been paid, exclusive of VAT and Excise tax.

3. Motor vehicles which do not qualify under 1 and 2 above will be subject to
the payment of duty. Excise tax and VAT where applicable prior to being

4. With effect from February 10, 2007, all motor vehicles imported will be
subject to the payment of duty. Excise tax, and VAT where applicable prior to
being registered.

The Commissioner-General has agreed to extend the date from January 31, 2007 to
February 7,2007.
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Stopday Qgnicle .par ,4,9pT,'-I

Page XV


Pag XiVI Sutill J 'l'hT h nd a Chronil Ferarymi." 4..20 07

The Martha Reynolds Labor Award: Orin S. Holder



Perseverance guided the 50-year-old Grand
Rapids man to endure 10 long years of
juggling a full-time job while earning his
bachelor's and master's degrees.

His resolve was tested to
the limit. When.his job as
baking relief operator would
switch from first to second
shift. Holder had to leave
straight from work to school
without a night's rest.
"It wasn't easy," Holder

says with obvious
"But once you set goals and
work toward them, you find
ways to get there."
His can-do attitude bore
fruit. (Holder is a Guyanese,
formerly of Alberttown,

Georgetown). He earned his
undergraduate degree in finance
in 1990 and master's in
business administration five
years later.
"More or less, going to
college was my academic boot
camp." Holder says. "I learned
discipline by being in the Army
for three years."
Finding no prospects in
the finance field, Holder took
the plunge and ran for


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 obtained from the Regional
Accounting Unit from January 26, 2007 at a non-refundable fee of
$1,000 Contractors must qualify for each lot separately. Applications
should be in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the Contractor and
should indicate on the top, left-hand corner "Lot Tendering for..." and
address to the "Chairman. Regional Tender Board, Region #10 and
deposited in the Tender Box at ihe Regional Administrative Office, 19
Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden, on or before February 14, 2007 at
10:00 hrs. Contractors or their representatives may be present at the

A pre-qualification meeting will be held on February 1, 2007 at 2 pom.
Contractors/Consultants are encouraged to attend this to have questions
and queries answered.

Mr. Henry Rodney
Regional Executive Officer
Region #10


ORIN HOLDER and his mom Mrs. Enid Holder-Crawford in
Illinois, USA.

business agent, treasurer
and financial secretary for
the 1,200-member Bakery,
Confectionary, Tobacco &
Grain Miller Workers Local
He won his firsl three-year
term the first minority to do
so since Local 70's inception
38 years ago but any hopes
of a honeymoon with his new
job were dashed when he
assumed the helm in January
"My predecessor. instead
of staying and showing me the
ropes, he decided because he
lost, he's not going to do that,"
Holder says.
"They never told him how
to turn on the light switch,"
says his wife of 22 years.
Cynthia Holder. "He's earned
his stripes."
"That's where the
perseverance part comes in,"
Orin Holder says, adding the
schools of hard knocks and trial
and error were all tough
Holder prevailed and is
serving his third term.
-le says a thornier task

ahead of him is keeping union
jobs in Grand Rapids. He knows
the area is sated with those
sounding labor unions' death
Rumors of unions' demise
are premature, he says. You
just have to hang in there and
invent a better mousetrap, he
"Competitive wise, I don't

think the wages we earn are a
hindrance for companies to
compete with Third World
companies," he says.
"When companies
automate their equipment,
cost goes down. It makes you,
as an employee, have to adapt
to a different skill set."
(Reprinted from The Gradn
Rapids Press)


up easily.

Privatisation Unit (PU) /
National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL)
Invites proposals to lease:
(i) the machinery and equipment of the printing and dying factory and;
(ii) the land and buildings/factory associated with the printing and dying factory at the Sanata
Textile Complex.

Interested persons must register with NICIL/PU and pay a Registration fee of $1,000. Upon
registration, the following will be provided:
* A Registration of Interest;
* A Letter of Authority to visit the premises;
* An Information Memorandum: containing details of the assets to be leased;
* A RFP Document;
* Copy of Advertisement
Parties responding to the RFP shall be expected to include the following in their Proposals.
* A Business Plan including plans for employment and investment for 5 years.
* A lease rate for the land and buildings/factory associated with the printing and dying
facility at the Sanata Textile Complex.
Proposals must be submitted to the PU no later than February 28, 2007.
Proposals should be placed in a sealed envelope and titled "Proposal to lease the property and
machinery, equipment of the printing and dying factory at the Sanata Textile Complex".
Proposals must be deposited in the Tender Box located at PU and addressed to the;
Executive Secretary & Head
Privatisation Unit
126 Barrack Street, Kingston
Tel. 592-225-6339
Fax: 592-226-6426
Email: g unit2@.; q
For additional information, please write to the address above.

S5 S S .

T.-mr --

Page XVI

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

I I Marley's sons plan
sons planspl

birthday gig

FOUR of Bob Marley's sons
are to stage a concert in Ja-
maica to mark the 62nd an-
niversary of the reggae star's
The Smile Jamaica event on
10 February held in the
singer's birthplace of Nine
Miles, St Ann shares its name
with an historic 1976 Marley
Stephen, Ky-Mani, Damian

and Julian Marley will appear -
but their older brother Ziggy
will not.
The concert forms part of
Bob Marley Week, a week of
celebrations marking his birth on
6 February 1945.
Famous for such reggae clas-
sics as No Woman, No Cry and
I Shot the Sheriff, the
Rastafarian performer died of
cancer in 1981 at the age of 36.

From page X
fishing, a hobby Carter loved. From page
"A Voice from Cuffy's Grave" is listed in many documents as a collection of poems but
there is also one story, "do fuh do na obeah", and short essays/ tips on how to survive in the
jungle of Guyana.
Forrester has written many short stories which will soon surface to the delight of many who know
there is more to the man than his painting and poetry.
One of the greatest spectacles in sport is coming to the Caribbean and Guyana World Cup Cricket.
'Farro' loved cricket but would be unable to see any of this event because he is almost blind.
What irony: a man who has witnessed and tasted of nature's glory, who has made excellent
representation of those things in his painting and poetry, a man who loved the outdoors should
come to this cramped within four walls depending on others.
Happy birthday 'Farro' and Happy Valentines you are still in love with Guyana, "perchance
thy light in time will shine/To make such darkness bright'.
Guyana Chronicle, April 2005
The Guyana Annual 2001
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:
You can now get THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2006/2007 at Universal Bookstore,
Austin Book Service, Michael Ford Bookstore, Nigel's Supermarket, the
National Art Gallery, Castellani House, Sandra Goodchild of Guyenterprise
Ltd., and from the editor at telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:



Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified
nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States
and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the
following positions with assigned duty station in Guyana:

(i) Deputy Programme Manager, Foreign Policy and
Community Relations
(ii) Deputy Programme Manager, External Economic and
Trade Relations
iii) Deputy Programme Manager, Energy
iv) Senior Project Officer, Statistics
v) Project Officer, Budget
vi) Administrative Assistant, Public Information Unit

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
the Secretariat's web page at

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality,
date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications,
summary of professional skills andlor expertise, language
proficiency, list of professional publications, three referees (at
least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's work),
and other relevant information, should be sent to the Adviser,
Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community
Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana or by
email to

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from
February 12, 2007.

Marley's children would
be "trying to push a message
of peace", spokesman Jerome
Hamilton told the Associated
Marley's widow Rita with
whom the musician had three
children is expected to attend.
Stephen, Ky-Mani, Damian
and Julian Marley have not per-
formed in Jamaica on the same
stage before. Each brother will
present a separate set at the
The original Smile Jamaica
concert was held at National
Heroes Park in Kingston.
Marley, having been at-
tacked by gunmen the night be-
fore, initially announced he
would only sing one song.
But he ended up perform-
ing for 90 minutes before a
reported audience of 80,000.
(BBC Caribbean)

Ministry of Health

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of
Coordinator Indigenous Peoples Communities for a period oftwoyears.


The primary objective of this consultancy is to work with the Regional Health
Services to plan, coordinate, implement and supervise all activities relating to
primary health care delivery in the hinterland and other activities being
implemented by the Department of Regional Health Services that relate to these

Place of work:

Georgetown. Regions 1,7,8 & 9

Qualifications, experiences, skills and abilities:

Recognised Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Sciences,
Economics, Public Administration, Business or relevant discipline
Three years experience working with Amerindian communities and
health care issues in the hinterland.
Knowledge of computer applications relevant for project management.
Knowledge of and experience with Amerindian populations; experience
in the management of health sector projects at a management decision-
making level
Knowledge of procurement rules and guidelines of the Bank

Main Responsibilities:

Work in close collaboration with staffofthe Health Sector Development
Unit and the Ministry of Health

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position could be obtained from, and
applications along with two references addressed to:

Executive Director
Heath Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown.

Deadline for submission of applications is February 17, 2007 at 16:30h. Only
short-listed applications will be acknowledged.

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007


PaeX IISudyCrnil erar ,20

ERCOSPORA Early Blight is a common disease affecting celery Symptoms
in many celery growing areas in Guyana. This disease causes se This disease can affect the leaves, petiole and stem of the cel-
vere damage to the affected plants resulting in a marked reduc- ery plants. Initial symptoms are observed as small round yellow-
ish brown spots on both sides of the foliage. These spots rapidly expand under favorable environmen-
tion in the quality and marketability of this crop. tal conditions to cover areas of 1 cm or more.
In addition. Cercospora Early Blight weakens the leaves and petiole resulting in poor yields. These eventually become ashen gray in color and take in a papery texture and usually do not
The need for early identification in the infection cycle is critical if control measures are to be have a distinct margin. The affect leaves will eventually become dry, withered and die. Under high
effective, disease pressures, leaf petiole and stem are also affected resulting in severe crop losses.
The fungus Cercospora apii causes Cercospora early blight in celery.
,ii I iiiI III II I I II I M I11111ME il1 l

The USAID/GHARP Private Sector Advisory Board is a rapidly
expanding alliance of organizations dedicated to combating the
HIV/AIDS epidemic through the unique skills, expertise and
contributions of the private sector in Guyana. Through this awards
program, the Advisory Board intends to recognize the valuable
contribution made by individual entities and their leaders in their fight
against HIV/AIDS and will identify and promote new examples of best
practices. TheAwards will be presented on March 9, 2007 at a public
event, where the Advisory Board will publish summaries of the
programs of the winners and commended entries and winners will be
profiled in publications and media announcements.
The Advisory Board welcomes entries from businesses, business
leaders, NGOs and other entities which have demonstrated their
commitment to combating HIV/AIDS in both the workplace and
community. The advisory board plans to grant six awards for:

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

Who Can Enter
The awards are open to all entities involved in helping to reduce and
prevent HIV/AIDS in the workplace and community.
The selection panel will be comprised members of the judiciary;
representatives of the Ministries of Health and Labour; Human
Services; leaders of Private Sector Organizations and Entities
representing People Living with HI V/A IDS (PL WHA)
Details of the awards to be granted, application criteria and entry forms
are included in the guidance document.
interested organizations can uplift the guidance document at the
USAID/G(I ARP Office at 44 High Street, (3"' Floor, DDL Building)
Kingston, Georgetown
To receive additional information by mail or telephone please contact:
Mr. Derrick Cummings on Tel No: 231-6317 ext 247 or Email:

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

Celery leaves damaged by Cercospora Early Blight

Disease Spread
This disease is favored by high humidity and temperatures between 150 C and 300 C. and is
spread within and between fields through movement of spores, wind, wind splashed rain water
splashes, farm workers, tools etc. Movement of infected transplants into the disease free areas can
also result in the spread of the disease.
Please turn to page XXI


Applications are invited from suitably
qualified persons to fill the vacancy for
Chief Hydrometeorological Officer.

Job description and job specification can be
obtained from the Office of the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.

Applications must be sent to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Regent & Vlissengen Roads
not later than February 19, 2007.


Sunday Chrornicie February 4, '2007

Suda Chroicl Ferur 4, 200 Pa XI


Part 2



THIS week we will continue
to look at the benefits and
values of wetlands and the
need for conservation. We will
also examine the North
Rupununi wetlands which
exist here in Guyana.
Wetlands are very important
and dynamic ecosystems. They
support unique plants and ani-
mals which interact with each
other and the wetland environ-
ment to obtain the things they
need to survive. As conditions
change, the wetland as a unit
changes and so do the types of
animals and plants they sup-


Wetlands may be fresh,
brackish or salty and can vary
from large lakes to ponds,
swamps, peat lands and bogs,
slow streams, lagoons and estu-
aries. They also include ditches,
water races, mining pits and hy-
dro lakes.

The Value of
Wetlands provide benefits
for people and society as well
as services for the environment.
The value of a wetland and

the services it provides depends
on a complex set of relation-
ships between the wetland and
the other ecosystems in the
A watershed is an area such
as a river basin, estuary lake or
underground aquifer where wa-
ter drains from higher eleva-
Wetlands are of signifi-
cant benefit to society as they
create recreation and tourism
opportunities, and hence jobs.
They also provide food for
people and a place for them
to practice some cultural tra-

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editions. Transport and re-
search services are also pro-
vided by wetlands.
Wetlands provide a number
of ecological services. They
serve as nurseries for freshwa-
ter and marine fish and store
and purify water. Wetlands also
replenish ground water and
store carbon. They retain nutri-
ents and sediments and also
support a wide range of animals
and plants (bio-diversity). Be-
cause water drains into Wet-
lands they play an important
role in flood control.

Wetlands and
Wetlands are among the
most productive ecosystems in
the world, comparable to
rainforests and coral reefs. They
support numerous species from
all of the major groups of organ-
isms from microbes to mam-
mals. In fact they are home to
more bird, animal and plant species
than any other type of habitat!
Wetlands are home to
many rare and endangered
Please see page XXI


advise the general public that WE
currently ONLY operate from
at 77 Lamaha & Light Streets
at 224 New Market Street,
North C/Burg.

By order of Management

Mrs. Margaret Maloney

-_ n -- ."


The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons
to fill the following vacancies.

Full details ir n, dinu the r-qiir cmli.' st and job dr sci-ipit. n, for hes, po nol, can be
obtained by accessing the Ban-k', website. t b,'' !a.i". f, ,!.!mt.. '. n
Application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to the Bank
not later than FRIDAY, rr BI ARXY 09, 2007 and should be addressed to:
G( OR(; E'OWN.
\ c i ev .'-1 InII:l r e.p n'stcs ill nut lie s ntn to ;apllllnlcmn % hi o I oi l l i.i(iIt iL. \ l.iN IIIiIIn
(.,ualificatioin kequreicn-n,; lfir ll tf 'e puitirinn's

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Ir.-",t Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
,o'P 22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlands
c^ Georgetown. Telephone: 226-0524 9 Fax: 226-4052

It has come to our attention that person / persons have
been taking money from members of the public with a
promise of assuring the issuance of a Lease on State

Please be advised that Guyana Lands & Surveys
Commission is the sole authority for the processing /
issuance.of a State Land lease, and that no one else has
been authorized to collect money for such transactions.

The public is therefore cautioned against making
payments linked to the promise of a Land Lease.

Andrew Bishop

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

Page XIX

Page XX Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

The Passage
When Hattie Robinson moved from a lonely farm
outside Tallahassee to West Perrine, Florida, this sub-
urb of Miami was a friendly neighbourhood of small
frame houses. Neighbours visited one another in the
evenings, and the children played tag in the shadows
of the street lights. People went to sleep with their
screen doors unlatched. It was a good place to raise
her grandson, Lee Arthur Lawrence, whose mother and
father had split up.
Lee loved West Perrine, but Hattie's income as a
domestic was small and her frail health often kept her
from working at all. When it looked as if they'd have
to return to the farm, Lee quit school for a dollar-an-
hour job at a sewing-machine company. Though Hattie
remained sickly, Lee's paycheck got them by through
the years.
When he was twenty-four, Lee met Sarah Hagins
at a church choir concert. Two yeais later they were
married and in time had two children, Nita and Junior.
Sarah was a teacher's aid; Lee worked at a conve-
nience store. Hundreds of people came by during the
day to pick up bread and milk. Kids stopped for snacks,
and Lee talked to them all, keeping his fingers on the
pulse of the neighbourhood.
Lee and Sarah saved enough for a down payment
on a house. Two years later a building became avail-
able for rent on 104th Avenue. Lee told Sarah he
wanted to own this store. They withdrew all their re-
maining savings, two thousand dollars, and opened
"Lee's Grocery."
Lee's business prospered, but his beloved West
Perrine was changing. Men and women were hanging
out on street covers. There were crap games, fights.
Drugs were being sold. People no longer felt safe vis-
iting their neighbours after dark.
Yet in Lee's mind, the neighbourhood of his youth
was still here; it just needed a little sprucing up. "This
is our home," he told Sarah. "If I had a million dollars,
I wouldn't live anywhere else."
Lee joined civic groups: Optimists, Jaycees, parent-
teacher associations. And he got involved with the kids
who came to his store....
(Taken from Mr. Lee's Side of the Street by Kregg

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?
Discuss it with your study partners who have been fol-
lowing the series just as you have.

2. Is the passage telling you about life abroad (West
Perrine, Florida, a suburb of Miami) that is different
from life as your grandmother once knew it? How then
would you conclude the story? What do you think Lee's
plan will entail, and will he be as successful as he is

Enhance Your Writing
Relax and then call to mind an interesting happen-
ing you witnessed recently. Write it down as you re-
member it. Then turn it into a short story which is en-
hanced v ith dialogue.

Remember tha -, ,, 'ed to evaluate your first draft
objectively, maybe ically. If you have the time, you
can lav it aside ...-rning to it within a few minutes,
ho(mi- or days later (according to when the finished piece

is needed.) You can then look at it objectively, asking
yourself questions such as the ones below:

1. Is my writing interesting?
2. Does it respond appropriately to the topic?
3. Is it easy to follow?
4. What do I like best about it?
5. How can I make it better?

When you are finished checking things out for your-
self, ask one of your study group peers to spot prob-
lems you have or may not be able to see. He/She can
check for unity where all the sentences and details
should help support the main idea. Also he/she can
check for coherence, adding transitions to connect
ideas. You can let him/her make comments right there
on the page or on a separate sheet of paper.

Be certain that alterations work to the enhancement
of your writing.

The effort it takes in trying to improve your writing
will make you a better writer, so be persistent and keep
on editing your writing. All writers, even famous ones
work steadily at trying to improve their work.

Making sure Subjects and Verbs agree in Per-
son and Number

Be sure to check subject-verb agreement as you edit
your work. Be especially careful with sentences in
which phrases intervene between the subject and verb.
Here is an exercise that will help sharpen this particu-
lar writing skill; write over each sentence and improve
its subject-verb agreement.

For Example: The subject, dentists, is plural.

1. Scientists from all over the world is studying the
effects of climate changes.
2. The dentist, in addition to many of his colleagues,
believe that severe climate changes give rise to tooth
3. An ice age thousands of years ago probably were
responsible for migration of early people.
4. Perhaps the poisons slowly building up in the
oceans' vegetation was the cause of lobsters disappear-
5. A definitive answer to this question, as well to the
reason for white whale migrations, continue to elude

Number in nouns: When you talk about number
in nouns you can be talking about singular or plural. Sin-
gular words indicate one and take a singular verb. Plural
words indicate more than one and take a plural verb.

Let's look at a small number of things concerning
agreement of nouns and verbs.

1. To show agreement, you most remember that
verbs change form only in the present tense: when the
subject is third-person singular, an -s (or-es) is added
to the base verb.

She likes. He builds. It barks.

They like. They build. They bark.

Keep up appearances; there
lies the test;
The world will give thee credit
for the rest.
CHARLES CHURCHILL--1731-1764-- Night

2. Remember that there is an exception is the link-
ing verb be, which changes form in both the present
tense and the past tense.

The baby is pretty. The mango was yellow.
The cats are fluffy. The mangoes were yellow.

3. Remember also that in order to show agreement
with the third-person subjects, the auxiliary verbs be,
have, and do change form in verb phrases.

She is eating. They are eating.
She had run home. They have run home.

Does he work in Georgetown?
Do they work in Georgetown?

Proofreading Exercise
Rewrite the following passage, correcting the errors
in spelling, usage, and grammar. Add any missing punc-
tuation. There are twenty-five errors.

1Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), was the son of a book-
seller who lived on the outskirts of London shown an
early talent for painting. 2By the time he was four-
teen, he has already had works accepted by the Royal
Academy in London. 3At the age of seventeen, he
meets the artist John Linnell, who encourages him to
study European art. 4Linnell had a strong personal and
professional influence on the young man and Palmer
marries Linnell's daughter in 1837. 5The relationship
between the two men become 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 fills his notebooks
with detailed drawings that expressed a deeply spiritual
view of nature. 8His view of life was strongly influ-
enced by his friendship with William Blake, the vision-
ary English poet and painter. 9Unfortunately, when
Palmer died, many of his early sketches are destroyed
by his son.
10Early morning was finded among the few early
sketches of Palmer's that were not destroyed. 11In one
of his paintings gentle landscape is depicted early in the
morning. 12Palmer has drawed 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 sit a group of people.
15Some critics believe that the rabbit might symbolize
the abundance of nature.

Solution to "Commas separate Items in a Series"
1. My little cousin screamed, stamped his right foot,
opened wide his big eyes, and announced that he was
mad. 2. His face was pale, wrinkled, and confused.
3. He cast curious glances at me, at our visitor, and to-
ward the dog. 4. I fussed, my mother looked puzzled.
and the cat stalked away. 5. "I want my milk, bread,
jelly and boiled eggs right now," announced the little
m aster. .. . ,
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Page XX

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

Sundy Chonile Fbruay 4 200 Pag XX


Several management strate-
gies can be utilized in an inte-
grated approach in controlling
this disease. These include:
Use only disease free
S* Remove all infected
plants present in the transplant

area and bum;
Crop rotation
should be practiced espe-
cially in areas with a history
of this disease;
Deep ploughing of
crop residue will help reduce the
concentration of fungal inocu-

Reduce humidity
within growing areas by increas-
ing aeration through increase
row spacing and reduce plant-
ing density;
Fungicides can be
used effectively in disease
management. Fungicides
should be used in nurser-

World Wetlands ...

From page XIX

animals and birds and provide
secure nesting and brood-
rearing and safe feeding ar-
eas. Many migrating birds
seek refuge in Wetlands e.g.
arctic waders and terns mi-
grate south after breeding
during winter in the south-
ern hemisphere.
Wetlands provide great vol-
umes of food that attract many
animal species. These animals
also use Wetlands for part of or
all of their life-cycle.
Wetlands are very sensitive
ecosystems. From the day they
are created they start to die. In
other words they are always in
the process of changing to dry
land. This means that human ac-
tivity that speeds up the dry-
ing up process should be man-
aged to prolong the life of Wet-
lands and their benefits.

North Rupununi
Wetlands in
The North Rupununi
wetlands system is one of
the largest wetlands in
Guyana, which encompasses
an area of 22,000 hectares of
periodically flooded savanna
and forest. These Wetlands
are dominated by the
Rupununi, Rewa, and
Essequibo Rivers, and
include over 750 lakes,
ponds and inlets.
Over 400 species of fish
have been recorded in the area,
leading to estimates of up to
600 species for the larger wet-
land system. This is the high-
est fish diversity in the world
for areas of similar size.

The wetlands are also home
to the Guyana's endangered gi-
ants, the Arapaima (Arapainma
gigas), Giant River Turtle
(Podocnemis expansa), Black
Caiman (Melanosuchus niger),
and Giant Otter (Pteronura

Importance of
North Rupununi
The North Rupununi Wet-
lands plays a crucial role in the
lives of approximately 5000
residents in the area's 16 pri-
mary communities. The rivers
and waterways act as the main
transportation routes and
sources of drinking water.
Water-loving palms and
other vegetation are used for
housing, craft making, tradi-
tional medicine and food.
Additionally, fish represents
a major source of protein in lo-
cal communities, while other
wildlife species of commercial
and subsistence value depend
on the wetlands for survival.
The North Rupununi wetlands
also feature a prominently indig-
enous culture and folklore, and
have significant aesthetic value,
serving as a primary place of
recreation for local residents.
est/rupununiwetlands. htm

Threats to North
In the past, North
Rupununi Wetlands resources
were respected and managed by
the communities themselves
through their own traditional
systems; However, many of
these traditional systems have

weakened over time and many
Wetland resources, particularly
fish, have begun to show the
strain of overuse.
The challenge now is to re-
establish community-based
management of local wetlands re-
sources, and work with commu-
nities to improve resource moni-
toring, management planning and
decision-making. The North
Rupununi Wetlands Project has
taken up this challenge.
The Project aims to build
local capacity and develop the
North Rupununi Adaptive
Management Plan (NRAMP) to
maximize social, ecological and
economic benefits, while mini-
mizing potential negative im-
pacts associated with the use of
the Wetlands.
Although only a small por-
tion of the area has been sur-
veyed, over 400 species of fish
have been identified. This has
led to estimates of up to 600
species for the area; remarkably
high compared to other South
American wetlands.
Do join us next week when
we will continue to look at.EPA
processes and procedures. http:/
rupununiwetlands. htm. Be a
good Guyanese citizen & keep
your environment clean!

You can also share your
ideas and questions by
sending your letters to:
"Our Environment", Clo
EIT Division. Environmental
Protection Agency, IAST
Building, Turkeyen, UG
us at
with questions and conm


ies as soon as the disease
is identified. This will pre-
vent transfer of the disease
to transplanted areas.
Three fungicides were

From page


found to be effective in the
control of this disease lo-
cally based on a trial con-
ducted in Region 3 by

Chlorothalonil (Bravo,
Bravo Ultrex and Maximo),
Benomil (Benlate) and
Tiabendazole (Mertect) ap-
plied at the manufacturers'
recommended rates. These
fungicides should be used
in rotation and applied
with sufficient water vol-
ume to reach lower leaves
and petiole.


Invitation for Bids
The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank
towards the fight against HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. It is intended that part
of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the
contract for minor civil works.

1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now invites sealed
bids from eligible contractors for the construction of the following Voluntary
Counseling an Testing and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission'Tentre:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

5i Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids front the (.u3 ana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (N11,. Guyana.

6. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security o 1"..0"' of the bid price. :

7. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the
SNatiunal Board of Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of Finance .
\ and UJrquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:t00 am on Tues:day.,'
I chbrjar 27, 2007. The bids must be addressed to the Chairman, National Piiocum lcment
'a.nd l;-ndcr Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner, l I' Ie
ciir. e.'lope "the name of the programme and the description of the bii, includtl I lic
Swords 'do not open before tuesday ,Febriuar 27. 20)07'."

8. Bids will bIe opened il the presence >;f bidder's represent i\ cs and anyone
who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on Iebruary 2'7. 2007 a o.i)(.,ain.

Tint' nin) dli.irT i. n,,l n.upii isil I," hiudlio r c111 iV.t thl reor -o onm 0 herfore the
tilnit. it.Lcili'ld i 111 11 icI ptlii l i I ill s. I .11, hidils % ill Ihe It ijctl ii .itl i Ud liirned


The Ministry of Public Works and
Communications has established a dedicated
telephone line, which is manned 24 hours per
day. Members of the public can contact the
Hydraulics Division's technicians on sea defence
matters which are of concern to them.

The telephone number is 231-7164.

Sunday Chronicle February 4, 2007

Page XXI

Page ~XXll' Sunday Chronicle February 4. ~2OO7

Sponsored by theINEP-GE

Brief Introduction to Guyana's
Draft Biotechnology, Biosafety

& Biosecurity policy


As noted last week, Guyana's draft Biosafety Bill, as composed by project
coordination for the benefit and efficiency in legal drafting refinement
and informed by the requirements of the Protocol and related techni-
cal best-practices, is constituted into 15 parts comprising some 99 articles. We
provided you with four of the proposed parts and related 53 articles. This week
we conclude with the remaining 10 parts and related articles 54 to 99. The
remaining basic elements composing the parts 5 to 15 and the related articles
54 to 99 are:
L Part 5 Decision-making and Communication of Decision
a. Article 54 Decision on Risk assessment report
b. Article 55 Communication of decision to Applicant
IL Part 6 Mechanism for Review of Decisions
a. Article 56 Review of decisions
b. Article 57 Applicant's Right of Appeal
c. Article 58 Interested Parties Right of Appeal
H. Part 7 Emergency Measures and Safeguards
a. Article 59 Establishment of Accidental release GMO Disaster management/
control Unit
b. Article 60 National GMO Disaster and Risk Management Plan
c. Article 61 Monitoring and submission of new information
d. Article 62 Unintentional introduction into the environment
e. Article 63 Importation by sea
f. Article 64 Importation by air cargo
g. Article 65 Procedures for unloading GMO cargo
h. Article 66 Procedures for transport of GMO by road
i. Article 67 Storage other than in controlled areas
j. Article 68 GMO research containment measures
k. Article 69 Containment measures for medical GMO applications
1. Article 70 Duty to Report Threatened releases of GMOs
IV. Part 8 Pre-Approved Organisms
a. Article 71 Register of Pre-Approved GMOs
b. Article 72 Public Notification of Pre-Approved GMOs
V. Part 9 Identification and Documentation of LMOs/GMOs
a. Artick 73 Register of LMOs/GMOs

The register of LMOs/GMOs maintained by the
NBA shall include:
i. Name and identity of the living modified organism/GMO
ii. Unique identification of the living modified organism/GMO
iii. Transformation event
iv. Introduced or Modified Traits
v. Techniques used for modification
vi. Description of gene modification
vii. Vector characteristics of the modification
viii. Insert or inserts
ix. Taxonomic name/status of recipient organism or parental organisms
x. Common name of recipient organism or parental organisms
xi. Point of collection or acquisition of recipient or parental organisms
xii. Characteristics of recipient organism or parental organisms related to biosafety
xiii. Centre(s) of origin of recipient organism or parental organisms
xiv. Centres of genetic diversity, if known, of recipient organism or parental organisms
xv. Habitats where the recipient organism or parental organisms may persist or proliferate
\vi. Taxonomic name/status of donor organism(s)
\vii. Common name of donor organism(s)
\ iii. Point of collection or acquisition of donor organism(s)
,i\. Characteristics of donor organism(s) related to biosafety
\\. Intended use of the LMO/GMO in Guyana
\xi. Receiving environment
',ti. Summlary of risk assessment ,,: ,nvi romlnental review,'
xxili. Detection/ldentification method of the LMO/GMO
xxiv. Evaluation ofthe likelihood of adverse effects
,\x. Evaluation of the consequences
xxvi. Overall risk Please see page XIX


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ARIES -- While this day will overwhelm people around you with a surfeit of
minutiae that must be dealt with, you will handle the chaotic data deluge with
ease. Go ahead and grab those loose ends -- you will be able to tie them all
into beautiful bows! You are entering a time of great organizational skill, when
multitasking isn't just a trait you can put on your resume -- it's a philosophy
you should live by!

TAURUS -- Unusual things will be very attractive to you today -- your mind
is eager for exploration, and your soul will be awakened by what it finds. People
are often not what they seem to be at first glance. You know better than to
judge a book by its cover, and today you'll need to read a few pages before
you get a complete idea of how breathtakingly attractive someone truly is.
Do not miss this opportunity to know someone better.

GEMINI -- Even though you love them all dearly, you are a bit out of sync
with the members of your family right now. Don't be surprised if you have a
hard time communicating with them. Saying what you truly want may feel dif-
ficult, but is that a difficulty you're imposing upon yourself? Today, just speak
from the heart. You may be surprised at how warmly you are received. Have
you been underestimating your relatives? Expect the best, and you'll often
get it.

CANCER -- You'll be walking, talking and thinking right in step with your
closest friends today. It's a good day for sharing your thoughts with them,
because they likely have very similar thoughts! Connecting with others is
getting easier for you by the day, mostly because you're feeling much more
comfortable in your own skin. Accepting yourself for who you are -- and re-
specting what you bring to any discussion -- is the hottest new trend of the
season, and you wear it quite well.

LEO -- The friendships you have been enjoying the most right now are the
friendships that are going to take you far in your life. These people are your
connections to new opportunities, and they're full of good advice that you
should listen to. Another thing you should listen to is that little voice inside
your head that's telling you to review your budget and watch what you are
spending. There's no need to worry; you just need to assess your accounts.

VIRGO -- While someone else is basking in the limelight, are you stewing in
sour grapes? The universe advises against jealously, as it will only create
more negative energy around you. Try to see this person's victory as earned,
instead of seeing it as a personal insult. If you want your own positive atten-
tion, you will have to work for it. Examine this person's strategy and take on
some of her or his good habits.

LIBRA -- If you're feeling stuck in a rut right now, one of the best things you
can do is let go of any grudges you've been holding -- you'll feel as though
you've just attached a hundred helium balloons to your soul. Holding on to
memories of how you were wronged isn't going to make things right again.
Forgiving (or at least forgetting) will. Move forward, and leave the wrongdo-
ers in your past, where they belong.

SCORPIO -- You need to take things more slowly in your relationships. Any
impatience you show will only create more stress for you today, so try to let
things unfold naturally. Don't try to rush ahead of people who are lagging
behind -- you need to stay with them. There are some small details you can
take care of while you wait for them to catch up. Run some errands and keep
yourself busy until they call you up and ask what the next step should be.

SAGITTARIUS -- You need to take things more slowly in your relationships.
Any impatience you show will only create more stress for you today, so try
to let things unfold naturally. Don't try to rush ahead of people who are lag-
ging behind -- you need to stay with them. There are some small details you
can take care of while you wait for them to catch up. Run some errands and
keep yourself busy until they call you up and ask what the next step should

CAPRICORN -- You will never have more fun doing research than you will
today! All the facts you need will be right at your fingertips -- ready to be
plucked from the chaos of confusion and give you important insight. This
applies to everything from major scholastic projects to simple price compari-
son on a shopping trip. Your ability to sort through all the data and find the
right information will help you save a lot of time and money today.

AQUARIUS -- Take care of little details today -- spend some time doing things
like balancing your checkbook, scheduling dentist appointments and orga-
nizing your junk drawer. Completed chores and uncluttered spaces will re-
duce your stress level to a surprising degree. Plus, when you get all this mi-
nor stuff taken care of, you make room for major experiences. Preparation is
important -- it will allow you to accept big opportunities when they arrive

PISCES -- There are many changes going on in your relationships at work,
home or school. Luckily, these changes are mostly for the better. People who
have been in conflict are finally settling their age-old differences (thanks in
part to your sensible encouragement and diplomacy) and are turning together
to face the same positive direction again. You vill be surrounded by a lot
tmore harmony today, and this will help the dAiiyo by qtidkly 'nd joyfully.,

PageXXII ,

-Sunday Chronicle February- 4,-2007

S Sunday Chfdnicl'Febrtiary 44,'2007



Brief Introduction

to Guyana's Draft


Biosafety &

Biosecurity policy

From page XXII
xxvii. Recommendation on level of risk
xxviii.Actions to address uncertainty regarding the level of
xxix. Availability of detailed risk assessment information
xxx. Any other relevant information

b. Article 74 Molecular/diagnostic identification of

VI. Part 10 Biotechnology Research, Innovation and
Development (under specific Bill to be drafted)

a. Article 75 Biosafety Compliance for Biotechnology
Research, Innovation and Development

VII Part 11 Public Access to Information, Awareness
and Participation
a. Article 76 Public awareness and participation Na-
tional Biosafety Clearing-hoise
i. Biosafety Education committee
ii. Functions of the Biosafety Education committee
iii. Guidance on programmes of the Biosafety Education
iv. Public notification
v. Citizens access to biosafety information
vi. The National Biosafety clearing-house [National
vii. The National BCH Task Force
viii. Functions of the National BCH
ix. Membership of the National BCH

b. Article 77 Regional Information sharing Regional
Biosafety Clearing-house
c. Article 78 International information sharing

VIIl. Part 12 Monitoring, Enforcement and Compli-
ance Mechanisms
a. Article 79 Inspections at Ports of Entry or Exit
b. Article 80 Inspections of storage facilities
c. Article 81 Inspections of Containment facilities
d. Article 82 Confiscation of GMOs ad related prod-
e. Article 83 Offences and Penalties
f. Article 84 Limitation Period for Offences
g. Article 85 Continuing Offence
h. Article 86 Additional Penalties
i. Article 87 Civil Claims for Environmental Damage
j. Article 88 Liability of Corporations and Corporate
k. Article 89 Corporate Liability in Case of Bankruptcy
1. Article 90 Liability of Research Institutes and Board
m. Article 91 Liability of Educational Institutions and
Board Directors
n. Article 92 Proof of Offence
o. Article 93 Procedural aspects
p. Article 94 Cessation Orders

IX. Part 13 Implementation Measures
a. Article 95 Regulations
b. .Article 96 Transitional Provisions
c. Article 97 Review of the Act

X. 'Part 14 Miscellaneous and Supplementary Re-
a. Article 98 Other Enactments Apply
b. Article 99 Delegation of Powers

XL Part 15 Schedules
a. Annexes/schedules
[As an example, the GMO application documents would
require most of the information required for the National
GMO database in harmony with the Central portal of the
Biosafety clearing-house located at the Convention on Bio-
logical Diversity Secretariat, as shown here]:

Annex 1: Information required in Applications

All Applications for the development, release into the en-
vironment, transport and use of GMOs and related prod-
ucts with viable transmissible DNA, RNA, oncogenes and
viral vectors, either for research, commercial purposes or
human health, plant health and veterinary health shall in-
clude the following:

i. Name and identity of the living modified organism/
ii. Unique identification of the living modified organism/
iii. Trnsfonrmaion event
iv. Introduced or Modified Traits
v. Techniques used for modification

vi. Description of gene modification
vii. Vector characteristics of the modification
viii. Insert or inserts
ix. Taxonomic name/status of recipient organism or pa-
rental organisms
x. Common name of recipient organism or parental or-
xi. Point of collection or acquisition of recipient or pa-
rental organisms
xii. Characteristics of recipient organism or parental or-
ganisms related to biosafety
xiii. Centre(s) of origin of recipient organism or parental
xiv. Centres of genetic diversity, if known, of recipient
organism or parental organisms
xv. Habitats where the recipient organism or parental or-
ganisms may persist or proliferate "
xvi. Taxonomic name/status of donor organism(s)
xvii. Common name of donor organism(s)
xviii. Point of collection or acquisition of donor organism(s)
xix. Characteristics of donor organism(s) related to
xx. Intended use of the LMO/GMO in Guyana
xxi. Receiving environment
xxii. Summary of risk assessment or environmental review
xxiii. Detection/Identification method of the LMO/GMO
xxiv. Evaluation of the likelihood of adverse effects
xxv. Evaluation of the consequences'
xxvi. Overall risk
xxvii. Recommendation i.n le. el of rik
xxviii.Actions to address uncertajnt regarding the le\el of
xxix. Availability of detailed rnk a'sessmen'informatn on
xxx. Any other relevant information

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1/4 cup cold shortening sides, place close together oni
2/3 cup cold milk sheet. For crusty sides. place a
at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.
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together and cut in the shortening with 2 knives or
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Custard oder PASTA Curry Powder
,'i| L'ackPpC ", Garam Masala

Sugar Cookies

3'% cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Champion Baking Powder
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 !4 cups granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Whisk together the flour. salt, and Chamnpion
Baking Powder. Set aside. In the bowl of
your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat
the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
(about 3 to 4 minutes). Add the eggs and
vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add
the flour mixture and beat until you have a
smooth dough. Divide the dough in half and
wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for
about one hour or until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (I 77 degrees C)
nnd place rack in center of oven. Line two
baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove
one half of the chilled dough from the
refrigerator an on a lightly floured surface.
roll ou the dough to a thickness of 1;4'"(l1 cm).

(Keep turning the dough as you roll, making sure
the dough does not stick to the counter.) Cut out
desired shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter
and transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheet.
Place the baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in
the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to chill the
dough which prevents the cookies from spreading
and losing their shape while baking. Note: If jou
are not going to frost the baked cookies, you may
want to sprinkle e te unbaked cookies with crystal
or sparkling sugar. Bake cookies for about 10
minutes (depending on size) or until they begin to
brown around the edges. Remove from oven and
let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few minutes
before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Frost with Champion Icing Sugar royal icing, if
desired. Be sure to let the royal icing dry
completely before storing. (This may take several
hours.) Frosted cookies will keep several days in
an airtight container. Store between lavcrs of
parchi nent paper or \\ax paper.

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Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 437th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.


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Soul star's

widow sues


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million dollar


OVER 300 offers of work, ranging from ads to film
parts and recording contracts, have been landing
at Shilpa Shetty's door since her triumphant exit
from the Big Brother house, leading sources close .
to the Bollywood beauty to estimate that her fu- i.
ture earnings could exceed 10 million.
The multilingual 31 .ear-old Irorm Tamll Nadu i.. -
already in talk. I, star in BBC cornmeJ bN Sinlee'
Bhaskar of The Kunmar' .At No 42' fame Her mum
Sunanda reported ha,- iher plan. f r her altracl.e
daughter, though. .pparentl', lown oer Ironi
India to find Shilpi a .uitibe hu-ho.d ,
Life isn't quite ''. pedcil, 1- t hiip.i z ellto' on-
testant Jade (iood\. .' h,, r-i t r.. u lat I .nit Indl f, rIune
by appearing n Ih. itrd ', r h.. n .r, I he I ,rnls
dental nurse . I ullll' I .- I i- ll'i ,- I '1
ferine friom .
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related he n.... I ;. ,,au.I he argunll n
the final str. "'-. p ,, ,ad ,. ,' _i '
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The partner of late soul legend James Brown has launched a
legal bid for half of his estate and access to their home.
Tomi Rae Hynie has filed a petition at probate court in South
Carolina saying she is the star's surviving spouse, a claim which
his family dispute.
She wants to be allowed into Brown's home to retrieve pos-
sessions that belong to her and
their son. aged five.
The 36-year-old, a backing
singer for Brown, said she was
locked out of the house after his
death in December.
"She's not asking the court to
live there." said Ms Hynie's law-
yer, Robert Rosen.
"She has a right to go in and
get her stuff furniture, her cloth-
ing, her son's toys. JAMES Brown in his prime
"They [Brown's family]
keep saying that they're going to do it but they never do it, so
we're going to ask judge to order them to do it."
Buddy Dallas, Brown's former lawyer, said Ms Hynie had never
asked for any personal items from the singer's home.
He would not say how much the estate was worth, and the
court papers do not provide an estimate.
'Already married'
Brown's lawyers contend that Ms Hynie was already married
when she exchanged vows with the soul star in 2001, making their
marriage void.
Her previous marriage was annulled but she and Brown never
held another ceremony, they say.
Ms Hynie, and the son she had with Brown, were left out of
the singer's will, which was filed earlier this month.
It named Brown's six adult children and called for many of his
personal possessions. including clothes. jewellery, boats and auto-
mobiles. to he divided among them.
The will does not cover many of the singer's primary as-
sets, including music rights and his home, which have been
owned by a trust since 2000.
Ms Hynie is contesting the validity of both the trust and the
will. her lawyer said.
Brown died on Christmas Day. aged 73. after being admitted to
hospital with severe pneumonia.
Several memorial services were held for the singer, with
both fans and celebrities paying tributes to the self-proclaimed
Godfather Of Soul, who was best known for hits such as I Got
You (1 Feel Good) and Living in America.

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this is the first education supplement
the purpose of which is to provide a wide
range of information on the education
sector: Nursery, Primary Secondary and
Tertiary levels; projects, programs and
activities. It also highlights important
educational events over the last quarter.

This supplement is intended to fill an
information gap and bring the work
undertaken in the education sector to all

stakeholders: parents, teachers, students,
communities, businesses, Donors,
Volunteers and public officials.

By so doing, it is hoped that there will be a
greater appreciation of the challenges
confronting the Ministry and the strategies
which are being put in place to move the
education system to higher levels of
achievement. The Ministry intends to publish
"New Horizons for Education" at least three
times a year.

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Students of the Paramaktoi
Secondary School in Region 8
now has access to the use of
computers through a donation
of twenty-five computers
which was made after a vist to
the district by his Excellency
President Bharrat Jagdeo..
The computers were given to
the Region in August 2006 and
a training programme was
developed by the Regional
Information Technology
Officer Region 8 for students
as well as teachers and

The Ministry of Education has embarked on
the development of a number of Software
Solutions which is intended to improve the
effectiveness of decision making in the
sector. These include a Schools Information
System, a Regional Educational
Management Information System, and an
Education Resource Distribution System.
The School Information Systems which is
nearing completion will be deployed during
the second quarter of 2007 to one hundred
primary schools. These schools have
already received one computer system each
and two teachers from each of the schools
have been trained. The system is intended to
meel all information tracking and reporting
needs of the school. Summary information
from this system will be made available in an
electronic format for the Regional
Educational Management System.
The Regional Educational Management
Information System will consolidate schools'
data with other human resource and
financial data to facilitate decision making
and reporting at the Regional level. The
database will also be linked to the GIS
application at the Department of Education
level. Requirements for the regional solution
have already been developed and the
solution will be implemented before the end
Development of the Education Resource
Distribution System has started and the
solution will support the efficient and
accurate tracking and W ST

a allocation of books and
-other educational
resources. This system
will be web-enabled and
will be implemented
before July 2007.
In order to provision these
systems and allow users
to access and share data,
the Ministry of Education
has started to upgrade its
network infrastructure.
Under a Basic Education
Access And Management
Support Programme, the
Ministry Local Area
Network/Wide Area
Network (MOE
LAN/WAN ) will be
upgrading its central
servers, provide
additional workstations to
key end-users, and set up
i.w DSL or Dial-up access for

Regional Departments of Education.
The Ministry's Information Technology
infrastructure will facilitate centralized
application databases, e-mail and
messaging, Internet access, Intranet
service, Help Desk, and backup and
recovery. The Ministry has already done a
pilot implementation of Microsoft Exchange
for messaging and will roll out the capability
to all management staff during 2007.
Exchange will allow for all staff of the Ministry
to use a common E-mail application and it will
also provide collaboration and work-flow
Currently all of the major offices of the
Ministry in Georgetown, access the Intemet
trough a link connecting the 26 Brickdam
offices. From there wireless links connect the
other sites allowing us to maximize the use of
available bandwidth and monitor traffic to
and from the internal network. The firewall
and anti-virus capacity will be enhanced to
create a secure environment for applications
and data. DSL or Dial-up access will allow the
Regional Departments of Education to
access the central location for applications,
data, and electronic mail.
With the completion of all of the- initiatives
stated above, Ministry will be better able to
oversee and manage the delivery of
education from the school level, through the
regional level, and on up to the central
Ministry level.

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Management Support Programme (BEAMS). It is located 600m West of the main road at
Pamona, on the Essequibo Coast.
The contract for the construction of the School was awarded to R. Bassoo & Sons Construction
Company on Tuesday November 23rd 2004. The estimated cost for the project is G$239M.
The Aurora Secondary School was designed to accommodate seven hundred (700) students. Addi-
tionally, the school has a dormitory that-can accommodate one hundred and twelve (112) students,
(males and females) who will be selected from the deep riverain areas in Region Two.
The project entails the construction of three blocks. Bock A accommodates the library, computer
room and administration, Block B accomodates classrooms, multipurpose laboratory (Sciences), In-
dustrial Arts Department, canteen and sanitary facilities and block C accomodates students's dormi-
The Home Economics Department is furnished with fridge, freezer, 4- burner gas stove, washing
machine, and sewing machine, bed, cooking utinsels, electronic blenders etc.
The external works on the school included the construction of fencing ,sewage treatment
plant,security hut, electrical mains,water mains and surface water drains and paths and pavings. Block
A and B were occupied from May 2006 and Block C will be occupied during the third term of the
academic 2006/2007 when all the furnishing are in place.

Completed Infrastructural works in Georgetown

The rehabilitation and extension
works on four secondary
schools in Georgetown are com-
plete and the schools were
handed over to the respective
Head teachers. These schools
are Tutorial High G$138,348
M, North Ruimveldt
G$134,607M, Lodge
SecondaryG$126,052M and
C h a r 1 e s t o w n
The rehabilitation involved
extensive repairs to the dilapi-

dated school buildings and re-
moval of asbestos from Bladen
Hall and North Ruimveldt Sec-
ondary. All four schools were
equipped with furniture, state of
the art multipurpose labs for
the-Sciences, Information Tech-
nology, Home Economics and
Industrial Arts. The labs were all
full equipped with funding
through BEAMS
Two new secondary schools
are being constructed in Region
4- Diamond Secondary on the

East Bank of Demerara at a cost
of G$369M.Work is currently
on going on the project and it is
expected to be completed for the
new school term in September
2007.This school is built to ac-
commodate one thousand stu-
dents and it is expected that
many of the children on the East
bank will be accommodated here
instead of having to travel to
Another Secondary is ex-
pected to be built at Mahaica

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The newly renovated Bladen-Hall Secondary School

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The newly renovated Charlestown Secondary School

The newly renovated Lodge Secondary School

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Dealing with in-discipline in schools

Survey to determine level of
teachers'compliance with C.P Rules

The Ministry of Education
has undertaken the initiative
to conduct a survey in the
public school system to deter-
mine the extent to which
there has been compliance by
teachers to the rules govern-
ing the use of corporal pun-
ishment in schools. This ini-
tiative is being done to pro-
vide accurate information to
the Ministry and it stemmed
out of current public debate
regarding the use of corporal
punishment in school.
No new position has been
taken by the Ministry either for
or against the use of Corporal
Punishment but careful atten-
tion will be paid to results of the
finding from the public consul-
tation process for the New Edu-
cation Act. This process is be-
ing financed with funding from
the Basic Education Access and
Management Support
Programme (BEAMS). A spe-
cial Task Group was assigned to
facilitate countrywide meetings.
The current manual on Cor-
poral Punishment suggests
many alternative approaches for
dealing with indiscipline in
schools, some of which include:
the provision of counseling by
the school's authorities; encour-
agement ofpeer counseling and
the establishment of student
government; organizing offield
trips for students to correctional
facilities; institution of cost re-
covery for loss or damage to
property by students; providing
incentives for acceptable
behaviour and commend ac-
ceptable actions so that students
and parents may be aware;
provide parenting sessions;
make parents more legally re-
sponsible for unacceptable
behaviour and send them warn-
ing letters about their child's in-
discipline and organizing spe-
cial PTA meetings to deal with
Several other sanctions
were suggested for children who
committed major offences such
as refusing to obey legitimate
instruction from a teacher, fight-

ing, wounding, assaulting teach-
ers, selling or using of narcotic
substances, indecent assault,
language and behavior,
unpunctuality bullying. The
range of punishments for these
offences includes detention,
community service, corporal
punishment, suspension, expul-
sion and referral to the law.
The discourse about the ap-
propriateness of corporal pun-
ishment will no doubt continue
for some time until the regula-
tions for the new education act
is compiled. The Ministry be-
lieve that if the head teachers in-
sist upon its proper implemen-
tation corporal punishment
would only be used when abso-
lutely necessary and rarely.
However, in terms of abolition
we remain open to the new so-
It might be useful to recog-
nize that as school administra-
tors address the issue of school
violence and indiscipline, they
are faced with the reality that in
some cases they are dealing with
student and family problems
that are beyond their ability to
control or manage. Thus, it is
essential for society to recog-
nize that it is not the sole re-
sponsibility of teachers and
schools to ensure that children
adhere to rules and discipline.
Parents must do their part and
instill the correct values and dis-
cipline in their children.
Indeed,the reality of the
situation at most of our
school is that, no matter how
good they are, this cannot
remedy the cultural dysfunc-
tion we are currently experi-
encing. It is our hope that
whatever direction we choose
to adopt for dealing with in-
discipline it will have a posi-
tive and an enormous impact
on the lives of the children
we have in our care. They in
turn may help our society
move step by step towards
more cohesive and nurturing
communities where we can
all experience our human-
ness more fully.


In an effort to strengthen the
capacity of the welfare offic-
ers for our school system, the
Ministry of Education has
employed twenty-three Dis-
trict Welfare Officers who
were oriented at a three- days
workshop from November 21"
-23"' 2006 at the National
Centre for Education Re-
source development. The
theme of this workshop was
towards a more proactive
School Welfare Service. Dur-
ing the training the Welfare
Officers were informed of
their expected roles and func-
tion, regional positioning,
professional ethics and rela-
tionships with the schools
and communities.
According to Minister
within the Ministry of Educa-
lion. Di. Dcrery Fox"These
Welfare Officers will work hard
to link the communities with
the school and ensure that the
delicate issues affecting students
are dealt with in confidential
way. They need to have a good
profile of the community to
work effectively." The District
Welfare Officers are expected to
be deployed in all the regions in
In her remarks to the par-
ticipants, Coordinator of school
Welfare Service, Ms Yvonne
Arthur explained that the
School Welfare Officer main
functions are to detect prob-
lems or issues affecting children
in a negative way and refer them
to the relevant agencies.
"The School Welfare Officer
is more than a visiting teacher;
in fact they are expected to pro-
vide support and linkages be-
tween the home and the
school," she said. This is espe-
cially needed when children dis-
play learning difficulties, un-
usual behaviour which can be

deemed socially regressive, is
seen as delinquent or show sings
of being neglected and sick.
Ms Arthur said the School
Welfare Officers are responsible
for investigating why a particu-
lar child drops out of school
without warning, are continu-
ously failing in their school-
work are withdrawn in their
normal social contacts. These
officers engage the parents and
the teachers to deal with the
problems in collaborative way
with the intention of finding the
best solutions.
School Welfare Officers
may also have responsibilities
of providing support to children
in foster arrangements and insti-
tutions. They are expected to
work with the available facilities
and resources and should focus
on solving the problems.
School Welfare Officers
work in an interrelated manner
with all Social Services Agencies.
They are responsible for visit-
ing schools and check the atten-
dance register for regular absen-
tees. They have to maintain an
adequate record system so that
they can make referral. These
officers are also expected to visit
homes when required and ini-
tiate or reorganize community
Another key function of
Welfare Officers is to conduct
investigations when children are
found wandering in the streets
or are engaged in child employ-
School Welfare work in
Guyana began in the 19"'
century under the title Atten-
dance Officer. However
throughout the years this ac-
tivity changed Ministries,
designations and addresses.
It has been under the Minis-
try of Education for a num-
ber of years.


The Ministry of Education through the Curriculum De-
velopment and Implementation Unit, NCERD conducted a
series of workshops which were aimed at providing Nurs-
ery and Infant field Officers with the skills which are re-
quired to work in partnership with parents and other pro-
fessionals to detect Special Education Needs. Participants
were drawn from all the education districts across the coun-
try except Regions 8 and 9.
Participant were trained to select and design appropriate
learning materials for intervention for pupils with special needs
and conduct training sessions for staff and parents. The facili-
tator of the event consultant Daphne Franklin told the partici-
pants of the workshops that their work will become easier if
they can find excitement as they select and develop teaching
and learning materials and employ strategies to foster creativ-
ity and critical thinking to bring about positive change in the
behaviour of pupils.
IMs Franklin *I..iasized that special education should
i .! I!ll-.i":!! p...r" iof oil- E tication SystemI and should
promote the philosophy of inclusion. "Quality and equity
i'"'ild he tlie goal so that all children- those who are ehal-
:enged are adequately prepared to nake a niean-
lenged owr .0
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In our society toda,. even parent would acknowledge that
they would really appreciate if they can understand what
their child is doing in school and know the lesel of their
performance. These concerns are even higher in subjects
%uch as English and Mathematics. Indeed. man) parents
tould like to become more directly involved in their
children's education but for many reasons they do not.
Thi, non-ino~lvemeni. especially in schools. is usually due
t.. lack of confidence. insufficient Iime or some parent- mna
ftel that the are not literate enough themselves to do so On
the other hand there are some parents \who are killing but do
not know how to begin the process
As a result of thls the Ministrj of Education has come up
\ th new iniiaities. such as the Compact for Liieracy. School
Inmprovement Adsisory Comrrutiees and School Improtement
Planning hhich offers practical 'hands-on' approach to in-
.-,I. e parents. what\ er their ability, in their children's learn-
ing The aim of tis effort is to increase children's anainneni
in literacy and numeracy through parental understanding, com-
mitment and help at an early age. It lso recognizes the essen-
nal role that parents hae to play in enhancing their children s
lIieraci and conmunicalion skills.
Specific training schemee were developed for teachers and
support maerial such as booklet, and posters for parents
1Tiese nimterials are aimed at pro-iding praincrid. fun acnirlies
ifr parents t,:, d:o \lh theu children at school or at home .nd
in the cnmmunit. All actiiumes are being inl.ed to the Na-
Iional Curriculum and the Ilierac- and numeracy framev.ork.
It is en isaged ih.u through regular parent-teacher sessions
ihroughoul the vear. parents tould be able to gain .n undei-
oianding of their child's c:umculiuti mhNsl importjnil'. he,,
..uld learn hi,%. the school teache, litcriac. .kill, -LICII Js Ied-
inri. spellingg and ratingg. as well as. Mathematics, usin. [rnteric
lue Radio Insiruction Parents are ihen able to use the ifale
niethods to help their children appl, and practice lihee skills
at home.
Parents would also be gi\en ideJc. on how to extend the
activities in fun and exciting w.:ys and to u1e then to help their
own child. Through this '.ernure. children and their parents
would be encouraged to use the librry plan and review their
own work, organize parts of their learning at home and keep
records in the form of a diary and success chart, all ways of
developing literacy in themselves.
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Ihe available evidence sugge a 1 cildn
parents in this way does improve children's attainment in lit-
eracy. With this new initiative pupils will have "improved lit-
eracy and numeracy skills, gain greater motivation and be more
Building parents' confidence in this way encourages them
to think about their personal development and wider educational
opportunities. Reports from other countries that used this ap-
proach have shown that their schools constantly report a steady
number of parents going on to further their studies. Similar)
the teachers, who guide students to do well at their examina-
tion. have attributed parental involvement as a critical factor
fo ithe children'> success.
In addition to their own educational development, this
approach of' s 'i,1 ,i rth crtildrt u gi' t. pqrre'ii the

t pc' ofl' coiininicaii.iiii-i '0 oudl help lo raise childricln's vI\ -
i!k o!' ainvient ill in r'i';n, and miuierac".




Thr aebensvrlrprt fa nras fvoec


Training of teachers

by Distance using the

GBET programme

Bakround-AccmplishB5n Vi

Guyana Basic Educaiton
Teacher Training Project
(GBET) is a capacity building
project which aims to im-
prove the quality of basic
education in Guyana, prima-
rily by strengthening teacher
training systems. This CDN
$6.2 million project spans a
period of eight years 1999 -
2007. The Canadian Execut-
ing Agency for GBET is
Tecsult International Inc.
'The GBET project is ex-
tremely successful. The up-
grading Foundation
programme has graduated a
total of 327 trainees, with an
additional 300 completing in
a few years time. The Certifi-
cate program is now opera-
tional across hinterland re-
gions. Thirteen centers are
now in operation with 65%
of the total college enrollment
now pursuing programs by
distance. A total of 551 train-
ees have graduated from this
Program. The first 32 hinter-
land teachers were awarded
CPCE Certificates in 2006, a
100% success rate.
Piloted by GBET in Re-
gion 2 in the year 2000, the
Distance Education (DE)
Management programme is
now replicated by the MOE
across the country. To date,
four hundred and fifty-one
(451) education managers
have successfully completed
this programme. The Na-
tional Centre for Education
Resource Development
(NCERD) is the stakeholder
for the delivery of this Man-
agement Programme, while
the Cyril Potter College of
Education (CPCE) is the
main stakeholder for the de-
livery of the other
programmes for unqualified
teachers. Programmes have
been developed and piloted in
the hinterland, riverain and
coastal regions. The mode o!
delivery is by rlifn ,
cation using, primarily, the

programme for Early Child-
hood and Primary Programmes,
Education Management
programme for education man-
agers strengthening the capacity
of education stakeholders for
programme delivery
To date the Foundation
programme is completed in re-
gions 1,7, 8, and 9, with the ex-
ception of forty three (43)train-
ees in Region 2 who will com-
plete this programme by May
2007. Various material resources
have been purchased for the

hinterland Centers (LRC) in re-
gions 1, 2, 7 and 9, to support
the delivery of the DE
programme boats with en-
gines, radio transmitting sets,
text books, vehicle, computer,
photocopier etc. This material
is supplemental to EFA-FTI
and BEAMS support.
FTI (Catalytic Fund) are using.
the GBET DE Foundation and
Certificate models and are ex-
tending funding to cover the ex-
penses to sustain the training for


PROJECT (GBET) was recently nominated and, subsequently,
short-listed for a Canadian Award for International Co-operation.
The Awards Ceremony was held October 31 at the Ottawa
Congrees Centre. Michel Amyot, VPTecsult, Susan Sproule, GBET
Project Director and Savitri Balbahadur, GBET Field Manager at-
tended the ceremony. Tecsult was awarded, as a Finalist, a Certifi-
cate of Recognition for the category "Improvement to Social Infra-


the remainder of Foundation
and Certificate programmes
trainees. BEAMS will focus on
the Foundation Programme
while EFA-FTI on the Certifi-
cate Programme.
There is increased col-
laboration amongst CPCE,
The Ministry of Amerindian
Affairs and Education Com-
mittees of the Regional
Democratic Council (RDC)
through continuous collabo-
ration and focused activities,
including stakeholder work-
shops, monitoring meetings
and participation in MOE
and CPCE/GBET project
At the request of the
Government of Guyana,
the Project Director Susan
Sproule is currently pre-
paring an unsolicited pro-
posal for CIDA for a two
year extension to the

Students in Skills for Life Programme to Graduate in July

The Skills for Life
Programme (SLP) was imple-
mented in September 2006 at
the Beterverwagting Practi-
cal Instruction Centre with
an initial enrolment of one
hundred and four (104) stu-
dents. Classes are being
taught in the evenings and
on weekends over a period of
one year.

printed material. The Skills for Life
The capacity of CPCE has Programme is a comprehensive
heen strengthened to deliver. effort to give out of school per-
write and manage distance edui- so0"s 11" pporlt)unily I ;i;n ;
cation prog(rammesl through rec';"is"ac entry level skills on
iralning programmnes andi sltl di the joh nmarkct o r fo urtlher
So s. In r f t tedlucttIonal purposes. An esli-
lours. In an effort o rated cost t % i,.30J M is
pitcher trnininlg s)liems iacro, needed to full implcmIInt this
G \llNt. tl.t projecCl Concen- programani.i. IGovernment ha;.
iliViatl c ollec following dislamtnK itoin USSI()OM fronmn is
ctllitrlini programmes: 301(~ ( Caribbeanl Dcnevi elb)nlluiii
Foundlai On/ilpgnh3'iij .'lfiiXdiportilolio .wsitiin wa s
lprograime for U.0l !i, 11 it I)I tat the prograinluelhl itSSep
Teachers. tenibtr.
Tleachi 'When appludl ainumlry\ ide.
inlf 'Sk ll, for Li:eif,1ogramnm will

train about 4000 persons per year.
Practical Instructions Centres and
the Technical and Vocational De-
partment of Secondary Schools
(TvetD) will be utilized as the foun-
dation for SLP and G$43M from
the budget is being used to upgrade
these Centres
Th, ,^i ; 1,; v, ,, ,1 ..
programme is to provide out of
school youths and those with-
out recognized qualifications, an
opportunity to obtain the rel-
evant skills, knowledge and al-
':,.CIt" )h)1 will enhance their
personalities and reform thec in
iltiir c;illmiunltlies. The
prograilmmle will also provide
studclnts with ,n (oppollintliy
to acquire t-rady skills 1'o Ihec
vs.,F d A 0-sork.
"ilhto, programme which lar-
',_lts niuinly out of school
w ymllhs is being finance h\ the
Go\overnlmelnt of Gmanna anld :as
the ,name suggests (!hne focuss is
on technical and v\'ctionlal hsub-
jecIs. The areas of study a:I-

Home Economics, Industrial
Arts and Agriculture.
The Home Economics
programme has nine courses
which are Pastry Making, Wine
Making, Floral Decoration,
Cake Making. Cake Decoration,
Pickles, and Tie Dyeing. Soft
rurnisning and Cosmetology.
Students with focus on In-
dustrial Art do Masonry which
includes Bricklaying and plaster-
ing. They will also do Wood-
working which includes Cabinet
Making and Joinery.
I 1CAe Agriculture Il t.ig ui...i.
has courses in Animal Science -
Pouliry and Swine. Ci' ;; S,!-
ence and I-lorticulturec.
Although there ha;e been
siiie challenges and Drop
outs, students who are coin-
mitted and complete the
programme in July, 2007 can
he assured that they will re-
ceive a recognized certifica-
tion and can therefore be
eainfull ---'- .;,

Our children are

the hope and future

of Guyana MinisterBaksh

The Ministry of Education held a grand march and rally
on 13 October 2006 to conclude the activities for Educa-
tion month 2006. The march commenced at 9:15 am at the
Parade Ground, Waterloo St and concluded in the National
Park where the Rally was held. Thousands of children from
different schools took part in the event which was attended
by the Honourable Minister of Education, Mr. Shaik Baksh
and other senior officials of the Ministry along with teach-
ers and principals.
The Minister delivered the feature address to the partici-
pants. "Our children are the hope and future of Guyana and
each child must make a commitment to take education ieriousli
and work hard at it to develop our country he said. Minister
Baksh encouraged children to commit themselves to education
and said that this can be achieved by spending more time read-
ing instead of watching tele vision. He encouraged them 10 be
engaged in more physical education, sports, and cultural act\ I-
The NMinster noted that the occasion should be a time of
reflection for the children, teachers and parents and education
officials. "We should reflect on where we are and w here we are
going. since there are many challenges affecting the develop-
ment of the education sector" We are modernising the educa-
tion system and you must take advantage of these things." Min-
ister Baksh encouraged students.
He pointed out that the Government has a vision to move
Guyana forward but this cannot be achieved unless students
show their dedication to hard work
"Over the last year, the Ministry of Education has pro-
vided over 800.000 text books to schools in Guyana as part of
its improvement of literacy and numeracy intervention", the
Minister noted This effort, he said also included the establish-
ment of libraries in schools and education and informanon lech-
nology resource centres to encourage children o read and learn.
Minister Baksh reminded the participants at the rally that
hard work should begin at an early stage of the child's develop-
ment, particularly with the institution of continuous assessment
in the primary phase "This system, will determine a child's
acceptance into secondary school based on his/her performance
at levels two. four and six", he noted.
Minister Baksh expressed his concern about the school
drop-out rate and urged children to always remain in school.
He also pointed out that the Technical Vocational Education
programme will be given additional attention especially with
the implementation of the Skills, for Life programme and the
Basic Competency Certificate Programme (BCCP).
He urged students to make full use of these available op-
portunities, since they are designed to prepare and certify young
people for entry in the job market.
The rally marked the final event to commemorate
Education month held under the theme "Special Educa-
tion: Valuing the dignity and uniqueness of the child".



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Attfend a

or r .
THE Ministry of Education, through the Basic Education Ac-
cess and Management Support (BEAMS) Programme, estab-
lished a multi representational Task Group to prepare a new
Act for regulating the education system in Guyana. The min-
istry is serving as the policy making and monitoring body for
the new Act while the Task group is serving as the facilitator
on the discussions with stakeholders. Both an international
and a national legal specialist were provide the nec-
essary guidance concerning to the legal framework for the
drafting of the bill.

The group prepared a detailed schedule and during the last
months of 2005 and the beginning months of 2006 they car-
ried out 42 public consultations across the country. During
these meetings members of the public had the opportunity
to express their views on different educational issues and to
indicate what they would like to see, be included in the new
Education Act.
Participants were also requested to fill out a 10-question sur-

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Consultation in region 9

vey on major issues that will possibly be addressed in the Act.
Participants shared their opinions on matters related to the Act dur-
ing an open discussion session of the consultation. Issues raised
included policies relating to admission, governance, placement, cur-
riculum and indiscipline.
The panel of persons leading the discussions during the con-
sultation comprises members of the Task Group and knowledge-
able officials of the Education Ministry. Detailed reports were com-
piled for each set of consultation.
The key stakeholders targeted include students, private schools,
teachers, parents, parent-teacher groups and religious bodies. These
stakeholders shared their views on the pertinent issues in educa-
tion sector and provided recommendations on the changes they
would like to see be implemented. This participatory approach is
helping the Task Group to obtain the vital information which is
needed to prepare a realistic document that would be responsive to
the needs of education for today's society.
An International and a National legal expert are on board to
provide the regulatory framework for the document.
The second round of consultations is ongoing and targets spe-
cific groups of persons who play a key role in our education sys-
tem. Different consultations were held with groups from political
parties, Public and Private sector commission, Teachers, Regional
Education Officers, senior official of the Education sector, Private
Schools and
It is expected that this effort will help to obtain a broader
perspective on the issues which should shape the new Educa-
tion Act and be more responsive to the needs of education for
today's society. The entire process is. expected to be completed
within the next six months, i.e. by June 2007, after which the
draft dQoument v.iUb.e handed over to the Minister of Educa-
tion to be parliuamnt. W,.', .., *'.'. .....

I..I na~eleWs IlSEth i u1n w Asse ssmen tl Systiem

The Ministry of Education
has been upgrading the stan-
dard of education in Guyana
through a number of initia-
tives and reforms in recent
years. In keeping with inter-
national practice it has com-
mitted itself to provide access
of quality secondary educa-
tion to all primary school
leavers and to quell the drop-
out rate at secondary schools.
A new assessment system
is being implemented as one of
the strategies to realize these
goals. This new system will
witness major changes in assess-
ment at the Primary levels.
There will be National Assess-
ments at three key stages -
Grades 2,4 and 6 and there will
be continuous classroom as-
Placement at secondary
schools will no longer be based
on a single examination at Grade
six. The National Grade Two
Assessment is 5% of the marks,
the National Grade Four is 10%
while the National Grades Six is
85% of the total. These scores
will be combined for the place-
ment at the secondary level. By
using the scores acquired from
the three grades to place stu-
dents, we are ensuring that they
have a fairer chance at being as-
signed the school that is most
suitable for them.
In addition, the continuous
classroom assessments will en-
sure that most of their difficul-
ties in learning are identified and
corrected so that there would
be improved performance.
These efforts will ensure that
our students are better
equipped to face the challenges
at Secondary School and would
be motivated to stay on.
Continuous classroom as-

sessments are conducted to im-
prove the teaching and learning
process and are sometimes re-
ferred to as assessment for
learning. This assessment has a
diagnostic component in that it
would consist of a two-minute
one- on-one interview where the
teacher gathers information
about what the child knows or
does not know on a given stan-
Moreover, the teacher
would also gather information
about the child's thinking
process and this information
would help him/her to plan
fitting remedial or enrich-
ment activities for the child.
The results of these diagnos-
tic assessments would be re-
corded on generic recorded
sheets together with the in-
tended action to be taken by
the teacher. As the teacher

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plans for the child he or she
would be able to choose
from a wide range of assess-
ment strategies to help the
child to have improvement in
learning. These include for
example portfolios, projects
and authentic assessments.
Both National assessments
and continuous classroom as-
sessments complement each
other. Continuous assessment
allows the teacher to identify
problems early and to adjust his
-teaching strategies so that when
the child is tested nationally he
or she would have most of his
learning problems removed and
should be able to perform bet-
Regional Assessment Offic-
ers have been appointed to con-
duct ongoing and direct training
of teachers in their respective
regions on all areas of as'sess-:
ments. These officers are sup-
ported by the Cluster Advisors



(From page two)
on the east Coast Demerara.'
This project is still at the design
stage. -
The Bladen Hall Secondary
School on the East Coast of,
Demerara was renovated at a;
coast of G$179M. This project.
involved the removal of asbes-
tos from the school and exten-,
sive repairs to the building
which was in a dilapidated
A new secondary school is
being built at Three Miles
Bartica, Region 7 at a cost of
G$396M. This school will ac-
commodate about 1000 stu-
dents and it is been equipped
with dormitories for teachers
and students from remote com-
munities. Like the other
schools, this facility will.have
stlte of the art labortories for
vocational subject and scienr,
an.d technology..
The construction of these
three new schools and renova-
,ion of the existing six second-
.av schools would help the
Ministry to deal with the prob-
le msof overcrowding at the sec-
ondary level since an additional
five thousand places are being
made available.
The designs of these build-
ing and facilities are functional,
cost-effective, making'the build-
ipgs easier to iphintain and re-

during future maintenance costs.
For instance the windows on
the multilateral schools building
were replaced with durable qual-
ity aluminum louver type win-
Stakeholders played a
key role in the design work
for these school buildings.
They included members of
the PTA and old student as-
sociation and members of the
community. These stakehold-
ers provided valuable input
concerning priorities and the
location of labs, classroom,
and lavatory facilities among
other recommendations.
In addition, through
BEAMS programme, Mainte-
nance committees have been
established for each of the
schools. Members are taken
from the PTAs the community
and the schools. These Com-
maittees meet on a regular ba-
sis to decide strategies for ef-
fective upkeep of the build-
ings, furniture and equip-
ment. The intention of this
effort is to help stakeholders
to appreciate that they have
ownership of the school
buildings, therefore it is in
their interest to protect them.
Members of the communities
where these schools are lo-
cated should take a proactive
role to ensure the schools art




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who would help the teachers to
improve in their teaching meth-
odologies and also in the under-
standing of the content of the
In relation to curricula re-
form new standards which show
more respect for cultural diver-
sity have been developed in
keeping with the needs of edu-
cation in today's' society.
The examination results
will be used for accountabil-
ity and program improve-
ment. regardless of specific
methodologies used, head
teachers and staff will be
held accountable for student
performance. This includes a
Commitment to measure per-
formance, to reflect on its
implications, and to modify
the program accordingly.
The information will be
communicated to all relevant
stakeholders. Results belong
equally to students, parents,
educators, and decision-makers
(policy makers). All informa-
tion, once gathered, will be
shared whether the news is
good or bad.
Understandably, concerns
have been raised with re-
gards to the fairness of this
new system of assessment
since it is perceived that
these examinations-are being
administered and marked by
class teachers. However,
stakeholders can be assured
that the children would be
tested under demonstrable
equivalent conditions with
specific equivalent tests.
Moreover, all marking would
be standardised and would be
supervised by Regional As-
sessment Officers in the Re-
gions and would be moder-
ated at the National Centre
for Educational Resource De-

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President's College Honors Top

Performers at Graduation Ceremony

-Minister Baksh lauds school's performance record

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President's College held its 17t graduation ceremony on October 26 to honor students who performed well at the CSEC, CAPE and GCE examinations.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Education Shaik Baksh who delivered the feature address. He congratulated the graduates on their
achievements and challenged them to move to greater heights. The Minister also lauded the school's excellent performance and past records.


Latoya Roberts who attended
the North Georgetown Sec-
ondary, before moving to
President's College was
named Valedictorian.
Minister Baksh who made
his first visit to the college urged
to take pride in their achieve-
ments resulting form hard work
and sacrifice. In this regard he
lauded the support of parents,
pointing out that this contributed
to their success.
Minister Baksh said that the
Ministry of Education will work

assiduously to promote active
parent/teacher involvement, to
ensure that this body is vibrant
in the school systems country-
He told the graduates that
their achievements have placed
them in a better stage of making
important career-oriented deci-
sions which will contribute to
their moral and intellectual devel-
Among those who were ap-
plauded were the school's acting
head teacher Ms.Cherryl Trim,

the school's board members and
dedicated teachers.
President's College also took
time out during the graduation to
celebrate its 211 anniversary and
was remembered for its estab-
lishment and years of service as
a school of excellence.
Minister Baksh noted that
over the years the school has in-
vited a cohort of students from
all parts of Guyana, particularly
the hinterland region, and many
of these have benefited from
quality education and were able

to contribute significantly to
their community.
The school's performance
record this year shows an aver-
age of 92.3 percent in English A
and a 66.6 percent average in
mathematics in grades one to
three. This record significantly
surpassed the National Percent-
age Average for English and
Mathematics which is 39.4 per-
cent and 25.2 percent respec-
While Minister Baksh ex-
pressed his appreciation for this

achievement, he noted that the
overall enrollment in the science
stream has declined significantly
and this has impacted on enroll-
ment at the University of
He urged stakeholder in-
the education system to re-
vamp enrollment in the sci-
ence stream. The school's ad-
ministration and board were
also encouraged to keep the
students at heart, guiding
them in their future endeav-

The Ministry of Education c
Centre. Present at this event
within the Ministry of Educa
trar of the Caribbean Exami
Association (GRPA), Dr. Fred

Valedictorian Dawn Reid

The Fifth Convocation ceremony for the University of
Guyana Campus at Tain Berbice was held on 2nd
December 2006. In the Faculty of Social Science. 68
persons graduated with diplomas in Public Management,
Accountancy, Marketing and Social Work. This was
followed by the Faculty of Education and Humanities from
which 60 students graduated. There were 33 graduates
from the Faculty of Natural Sciences which produced 33
passes in Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry and
Biology while one student graduated from the Faculty of
Agriculture and Forestry.

Delivering the feature address
at the ceremony was Educa-
tion Minister Shaik Baksh.
He congratulated the batch of
161 graduates and told them
that Region Six has been en-
joying success since the estab-
lishment of this Campus six
years ago.
The Minister reminded the
graduates that tertiary education
is a vital element in the changing
world, and that the Government -
is working closely with the ad-
ministration of the University of
Guyana to ensure that every-
one who wants to have a univer-
sity education has the opportu-
nity to do so.He added that like
the rest of the world, Guyana
have to cope with the challenges
of globalization. He said the edu-
cation system in Guyana is mul-
tifaceted and Government is
dedicated to providing every
child in the country with the op-
portunity of access to free edu-
cation, adding that every year ad-
ditional resources are provided
to enhance the quality of educa-
tion delivery to students while
at the same time enhancing the

education system.
"We are aiming that in a few
years time one person in each
household must be a graduate of
the university, so the role of the
university is very critical to us
fulfilling this goal," he said. The
Minister all so pointed out that
the Ministry is currently look-
ing at ways to improve and ex-
pand the distance learning
programmes offered by the uni-
Pro-Chancellor of the Uni-
versity of Guyana Dr. Prem
Misir advised graduated to be
good ambassadors of the Univer-
sity and serve humanity, adding
that these are among the great-
est contribution one can make in
life. He reiterated that the Gov-
ernment is committed to enhanc-
ing the education system in
Guyana and said this can be seen
in the millions of dollars which
are being spent annually to im-
prove the quality of education
delivered to Guyana's Children.
Dr. Parsram Thakur, director
of the institution's said the since
the establishment of the univer-
sity in November 2000, the

number of applications has been
increasing annually. He ex-
plained that there will be greater
growth and development at the
institution in the coming years

and he encouraged more persons
to enter the university.
The Valedictorian of the
Berbice Campus is Dawn Alisia
Ellion Williamson Reid. During


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lebrated the 10"h Annual National Awards Ceremony on October 18, 2006 at the
were the Prime Minister, Honourable Samuel Hinds, Minister of Education, Sha
tion, Dr. Desrey Fox, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Phulan
ation Council (CXC), Dr. Lucy Steward, Executive Director of the Guyana Respi
rick Cox and a number of National and Regional stakeholders. .._

her speech, she urged her fellow
graduates to stay and serve their
country since it was the effec-
tive education system in Guyana
which is responsible for their
success. Reid who graduated
with a Degree in Public Manage-
ment told fellow graduates that
they should try to share the

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skills, knowledge and experience
they acquired from the univer-
"Graduation marks a signifi-
cant achievement in the life of
someone and should be cel-
ebrated, but it does not mean for
one moment, you should give up
the opportunity to continue
learning, because having gradu-
ated today is the beginning of a
lifetime of learning experience
which no one should take for
granted," Reid advised.
She pointed out that, "so-
ciety has expectations of us.
Now that we have graduated
with degrees, diplomas and
certificates. Not for one mo-
ment we should give them the
impression that we just came
to the university to collect a
paper, saying we have
achieved just this.""The
knowledge and experience
that was imparted upon us by
our very faithful,
hardworking and dedicated
lecturers must be shared and
put into practice," she said.
Before concluding her
presentation Reid expressed
heartfelt gratitude to her par-
ents, relatives and friends but
most importantly to God for
Jher achievements.

"Education a top

priority of current


A among those
recognized for their
outstanding perfor-
mances-were 17-year old
Shirvanie Persaud of
Queen's College, who topped
Guyana as well as the entire
Caribbean with her achieve-
ment of 12 grade ones and
1 one grade two.She was fol-
lowed by top Regional Sci-
ence achiever, Valencia
Bailey also of Queen's Col-
lege. Bailey attained 11
grade ones and one grade
Prime Minister Hinds during
his remarks said that while edu-
cation is critical, other areas of
knowledge and participation are
required to form rounded per-
He added that great dedica-
tion and sacrifice are also re-
quired for success and parents
remain primary stakeholders.
"Government's efforts to
advance the education sector
have been widely recognized as
the driving force behind the suc-
cess of this year's intellectual
achievers", he said. He qoted
that "the sizeable budgetary al-
location received by the Educa-
eNational Cultural tion Ministry is proof that the
ik Baksh, Minister government has placed education
der Kandhi, Regis- on the front burner."
onsible Parenthood The Minister Baskh ex-

Minister Baksh charged teachers, parents and students
nationwide to recommit themselves to ensuring that
Guyana is restored to its position of leading academic
achievers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

plained that a number of ini-
tiatives are being pursued,
among which are the expansion
of the teacher-training
programme through the estab-
lishment of additional training
centres out of Georgetown, so
that more teachers from the out-
lying regions can have access.
Additional recent initiatives in-
clude the launch of an Interac-
tive Radio Instruction (IRI)
programme as well as other lit-
eracy and numeracy
programmes under the Basic
Education Access & Manage-
ment Support (BEAMS)
Minister Baksh said that
even though this year's perfor-
mances were impressive, they
fall short of the aggregate figures
representing the preceding year.
He disclosed that the current
pass rate for Mathematics is be-
low 30% while the success rate

for English A is less than 40%.
Baksh added that the education
system currency faces a number of
challengesamong whichareowsec-
ondary completion rates. Ite ex-
plained that even though there is a
73% enrolment rate for secondary
education only 48% of the nation's
students complete the programme.
Minister Baksh said the
Ministry is doing all it could but
it is up to students, parents and
their teachers to ensure that they
give of their best to their stud-
"We want to extend the or-
bits of education to all...we want
universal secondary education,"
he said.
Minister Cox in her ad-
dress noted that the efforts of
teachers and parents are wor-
thy of commendation but the
environment is being made
conducive through
government's initiatives.


tops Caribbean

at CXC

GUYANESE Shirvanie Persaud, 17, has emerged the
Caribbean's highest achiever at this year's Caribbean
Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams and
another Guyanese student Valencia Bailey has
emerged the top student in. the Sciences. The
Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) made the
announcement, naming the Queen's College student
the Most Outstanding Student Overall.



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The Ministry of Education through the Basic Education Access and Management Support
Programme (BEAMS) has made the co-'mitment to make literacy enhancement a key
goal for pupils at Nursery and Primary levels. All teachers at these levels were provided
with the required training via workshops, during the July- August Vacation of 2006. This
training was coordinated through the Teacher Preparation sub component of the BEAMS
programme using a cascade approach. The Cluster Advisors for each region conducted

the workshops which were supervised by the Master Trainers.
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During the last school term,
pupils of the Nursery Levels
and Grade One of Primary
Schools countrywide com-
menced using a new and bal-
anced methodology for learn-
ing to. read and write. Con-
currently, pupils of Grade Two
in Georgetown and Region
Two continued to use the new

approach, since it was imple-.
mented as a..pilot in these
education districts in the pre-
vious year.
An important aim of this
new literacy initiative is to pro-
vide teachers with additional
tools and skills for teaching
which will lead to improved lit-
eracy levels of our children. Em-

phasis is being placed on nur-
turing an effective environment
in the classroom, so that chil-
dren will be eager and excited to
become better readers and writ-
Phonemic awareness is
the main new strategy that
teachers are utilizing with this
new approach. It involves

learners in letters and sounds re-
lationship and the central activi-
ties include read-aloud, shared
reading, alphabet charts, and the
composition of language experi-
ence stories. Additionally, the
critical thinking skills of pupils
are being developed through
Nursery rhymes, songs and
word games.
In the area of reading and
comprehension pupils will
enhance their receptive and
expressive language activities
based on "read aloud" or
"shared reading" of stories
or wordless picture stories.
They will be taught to ask
questions as a prelude to
self-monitoring text reading
in the later grades. Phonics
instruction, for example, will
end in Grade three and will
be succeeded by intensified
focus on reading comprehen-
sion, higher order and think-
ing skills, composition and
research and study skills in
subsequent grades.
Many of the instructional
methods which were previously
used for teaching at these levels
will remain, but teachers will be us-
ing some new or previously un-
practiced methodologies.
With the implementation
of this new approach addi-
tional instructional time has
been allotted to teach lit-
eracy. The new time table for
the early Primary Grades in-
cludes three periods of 20
minutes each week for accel-

rated remedial instrucuon,
This period may also be em-
ployed to enrich literacy in.
struction for the average, tq
above average performing.
students. It is expected that,
the. use of this new approach
will ensure that. children will:

be emergent readers with
solid concepts of print and
reading vocabularies of 300
to 500 words by the end of
Nursery Year Two.
In the past teachers in,
Guyana, used the whole word
approach for teachingreading
instruction. With this ap,-.
proach children were .taught
to recognize whole words,
each as a separate unit. How-'
ever, children; who were at-
risk of failing to master the
skills of reading, have had
very little success with using

the whole word approach.
These children include those
'from poor backgrounds and
those for whom Standard
English was not their first
language. In Guyana broken
English or creolese is mostly
used. With this balanced ap-

proach, children no longer
have to focus their concentra-
tion on figuring out words.
They can focus their atten-
tion instead, on the meaning
of what they are reading. At
this point it can be said that
children have transitioned
from "learning to read" to
"reading to learn".
Through the concentra-
tion on the critical early
years, BEAMS literacy initia-
tive is poised to transfer this
potential into universal lit-

Grade 2 Pupils to benefit

from IRI Mathematics
...- mented for the first time in Each School was a
v Guyana to pupils of Grade 1 in with radio/CD pla
the last academic year. Some chargeable batteries
teachers who used the IRI les- The IRI methi
A. .sons expressed that there has selected for teaching
".. been marked improvement in ics in Guyana bec,
pupils' performance, particu- proven to be a vet
larly slow learners. "The chil- approach for impro
drlrewere.. al.r alv;tT d tn ln d nrformance Thirs

There were some significant
changes in the curriculum
for Nursery levels and
Grad ,s 1 and 2 for this new
schel year. Generally, there
are ::ew approaches to what
pupiis learn, how they are
asset, .ed, the standards they
must meet and how their
p;ro,,ress is reported.
t Ie of the major ch :nges is
!he production of Interactive
Radti Instruction (IRI) to Pu-

pils of Grade 2, countrywide.
This methodology will provide
the core instruction in Math-
ematics for Grades 1 and 2. The
title given for the Grade 1 Math-
ematics lessons is "Fun with
Numbers". Pupils of Grade 2
will be using IRI Mathematics
lessons called "Land of Num-
ber" from January 2007. This
will be the first time that IRI will
he used at this level. Grade 3 will
begin using the 1RI methodolo-g

in September 2007.
IRI Mathematics is created
in a simple, fun and interactive
format, where students listen to
and interact with activities and
questions given by the radio
teacher and characters. This
methodology has proven to
very successful, because chil-
dren respond well. and can
quickly grasp the concepts be-
ing taught in the lessons. The
IRI methodology\ \Pas imple-

uI ll were reany AexctAl Iw u
Mathematics using this format
each day."
The duration of the IRI
Mathematics lessons is fifty
minutes each day. Lessons will
be broadcasted on NCN's Ra-
dio Voice of Guyana for
twenty-five minutes Mondays
to Thursday. The Grade 1 les-
sons will be aired at 09.30
hours, while Grade 2 lessons
will be aired at 10.30 hours. Af-
ter the daily broadcast of les-
sons at each level, teachers will
work with pupils for an addi-
tional twenty-five minutes to
complete additional activities
from the lesson.
There will be a 30 minute
follow-up exercise for pupils
on Friday of each week to'
help teachers identify the
strengths and weaknesses of
the pupils.
Provisions have been made
for schools in areas where there
are no radio signals to have the
lessons broadcasted at the same
time each day via CD players.
Arrangements have also been
made for those schools which
are located in regions without
electricity supply to have spe-
cialized CD players that oper-
ate with solar power energy.

lso provided
years and re-
s. ":
odology was
g Mathemat-
ause IRI has
ry successful
ving children

pl\ llVIelHla l IRIS VmVlVugyJ
makes it easier for students to
develop a positive attitude to-
ward the subject. The IRI Math-
ematics Lessons guide pupils
through the learning process,
with activities related to mea-
surable learning objectives. The
educational content of the cur-

riculum is organized and distrib-
uted across the lessons so that
learning is built on previous
knowledge, and new learners can
understand Mathematics more
IRI Radio characters ini-
tially model activities and prob-
lems in each lesson so that the
teachers and pupils iupAdsend

the process they are undertak-
ing and the necessary skill and
support that may be required.
All of these elements tie to-
gether through storylines, music
characterization and other at-
tributes through the audio me-
Even so, it is expected
that Interactive Radio In-
.struction would enrich the
quality of schooling in
Guyana by providing both
teachers and pupils with
learning experiences and re-
sources that are not other-
wiseavailable in our class-
rooms. In doing so the les-
sons would raise the stu-
dents' achievement in Math-
ematics, using restructured
curriculum teacher's guides
and students' assessment.
Moreover, this methodol-
ogy reaches all classrooms at
the specified level. This
means that pupils country-

wide will have their lessons
delivered in the identical for-
mat by the identical radio
character/teachers. This ini-
tiative will contribute to a
significant reduction in the
gaps of inequality in educa-
tion between pupils in the
hinterland regions and those
'in the .6ot.

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Government's comprehensive multi-year package for
teachers has been largely welcomed by citizens, as it is
seen as a major investment in the education sector that
will benefit student. "I ,thihk this would benefit them a
lot and students would also benefit from this sacrifice be-
cause the package would motivate teachers to stay," and
parent Ms. Mavis Wilson.

According to teacher from the Linden/Soesdyke Highway,
Yvonne Pilgrim: "I thinkia great effort has been made and it
will benefit teachers. But I am hoping that teachers can get some-
thing more so that they can stay and not go to greener pas-

I think this is good because most of the teachers were
leaving the country because of lack of benefits and this will do
a great lot and would help in improving the grades of students,"
said Onika a prospective teacher.

Fourth Form student of Charlestown Secondary Melissa
Benjamin said that "this would benefit all the students in Guyana
right now and it will decrease the migration situation we have".

Rose Beckles Deputy Head Teaches- Christ Church
The duty free concessions for head teachers are very good.
I think it is a good step forward because from what I have been
seeing, since 1970 the GTU was trying to get that sort of ben-
efit for head teachers and only now they can achieve such a
milestone. I think we are getting somewhere. I don't know
whether the ordinary teachers if they can afford such luxuries
but you can start from the head teachers and from there we can
see where it will lead.

Albert Lallchand Head teacher Cummings Lodge
It's good to see that the u ion is moving forward. What we
would hope to see is that is doesn't become static\ We, how-
ever, need the package to be reviewed because five percent is
not what we were expecting but that's what came out but it
should be reviewed so that itican influence people's personal
lives in terms of their cost of living. But overall we are happy
with what has been coming out of these negotiations.

Collen Teacher, Stella Maris Primary
I think it will benefit:teacliers in some way or the other at
least it will help us to stay in the country. The clothing allow-
ance particularly to me it's a good gesture towards the teach-

Natasha Teachers, Stella Maris
I believe that it is enough motivation for us to remain in
the profession and in the country even if it is another few years
or so. The additional benefits, hiainly the clothing allowance,
can help us in some aspects because as teachers we need to
present ourselves well in front of our pupils and gain their re-
spect so this can contribute to that effort.

Yvonne Pilgrim Teachers, Kuru Kuru Primary
Being a teacher, I think a great effort has been made,
but I still think that along the lines we are still looking
forward for something more. For the time being we will
accept, since it is a milestone agreement which comes af-
ter months of negotiations, but then we will still want to
know in later days that something else can be added to
that amount which can help to make our lives easier so
that teachers will stay in Guyana and don't look forward
to going t) greener pastures.

I appreciate the other incentives particularly the duty free
concessions for teachers. My suggestion however is that it could
have been offered to teachers who have been in the profession
for a number of years instead of head teachers. Somee head
teachers may just have some five years service, while others
are in the system longer.

Milne Seymour Teach- "
The iss"l "- ....- cuunmings Lodge
I .. _i mat confronts teachers should not he left
si rely to the government alone. It requires assistance
and cooperation across the spectrum. I believe the banks
can play a vital role in ensuring that teachers access homes
for example. I don't think we must haVe d 'situafii4fh here'
the government must provide money so that teai c er Nca
get a home. I think it is a situation where everybody must
be involved.

Comprehensive Wage

Package Deal Signed

-Head teachers to get duty-free concessions


Officials of the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers' Union (GTU) signed a five-
year comprehensive wage package agreement, for teachers in the public school system on Oc-
tober 11, 2006. A five percent (5%) increase across the board, clothing allowance and duty free
concessions are part of the five year package.The agreement takes immediate effect and will
be revised after a three-year period, when both parties will meet to review the conditions and
address any changes if necessary.

During the signing ceremony,
which was held in the Board-
room of the Ministry, 26
Brickdam, Stabroek, Minis-
ter of Education Shaik
Baksh explained the ele-
ments of the package which
were agreed upon by the two
parties .He noted that it was
a landmark agreement, al-
though the negotiations took
some time to conclude.
"Teachers" package should
be 'pace-setter" for future
negotiations, "we are hoping
that this would impact on the
reduction of teacher migra-
tion," Minister Baksh added.
The Minister said that he
was hopeful that this mode of
industrial relations would con-
tinue and be a benchmark for fu-
ture negotiations with other
unions. "The agreement heralds
a return to the system of col-
lective bargaining and augurs
well for future relations between
the Teachers' Union and Gov-
ernment. This is what we have
been striving for -negotiation in

this faith in an atmosphere of
cordiality to improve the con-
ditions for our nation's teach-
ers". "We are in a democracy
.and we uphold the principles of
democracy in Guyana. In any
democratic country, Industrial
Relations forms the hub of ne-
gotiation and collective bargain-
ing "the Minister said.
The Minister reiterated that

the wage package could serve as
a motivation for teachers and
said he hoped that it would in-
spire teachers to give a greater
level of commitment to their
work. Part of the package is a
performance incentive agree-
ment for teachers' which is
aimed at ensuring that teachers
put their heads to the wheel,
'and deliver quality education.

"We know that over the years.
the condition of work and sala-
ries for teachers' were not as
much as we would have liked,
even though we have made great
strides over the years to im-
prove teachers' remuneration,"
the Minister added.
According to GTU's presi-
dent Mr. Colwyn King, "I em-
brace the agreement. It is worth
holding on to. No one gets ev-
erything they want at any given
time, but to satisfy a group of
teachers is good .The multi-year
package (2006 to 2010) and in-
cludes the following:
A fwe (5) percent per
annum across the -board in-
crease for all categories of teach-
A one percent in-
crease of the wage bill as a per-
formance based increment per
annum for eligible teachers
Increased remunera-
tion for teachers who have im-
proved their qualifications
An annual clothing al-
lowance for teachers of $6,000
per teacher.
A revolving fund of
$40 Million for housing per
year from 2006-2010. This fund
will amount to $200 M by 2010
to facilitate construction of
houses for teachers. i
Twenty-five (25)!
SGovernment-sponsored schol-
Sarships to the University oft
Guyana for teachers per year.

Five students from Queen's College Science steam won the erly coined to catch the participants' attention. They included Sexu-
debating competition at the annual Caribbean Youth Science ally Transmitted Infections (STIs), Science and the Environment
Forum (CYSF) recently held in Trinidad. the students, and Natural Disasters.
Michelle Astwood, Devendra Bhagwandin, Rajendra Ramgobin, The students said they were most impressed with the accom-
Kavindra Singh and Aidan Smith, defeated a team from the plishments of Trinidadian Dr Andre Cropper one of the speakers
St. Joseph Convent of Sando, Trinidad, and the Jamnaican team at the forum. Cropper is a computer and electrical engineer and in-
when they proposed the moot 'Be it resolved that nuclear en- ventor. He is the mastermind behind a project to build a flat panel
ergy is the best way to meet the ever-increasing needs of the display touch screen television from a thin layer of laboratory-pro-
planet' at the forum. : duced diamond called Organic Light Emitting Diode.
The students were greatly influenced by their participation in
a workshop titled 'Ideation to Creation' where they were encour-
S..- a agned to come I1 ......,,i ,u-e ior an invention. This. they said. in
S.., addition to an interactive session with the scientists helped them
S*IIF to make decisions about their careers.
SV The students were also taken on a tour of the Biomedical Engi-
to make decisions about their cr'eers.
nearing Unit at the Fric ,illiams Medical Services and a Forensic
L0 .Ihey said this was of particular interest to them as thicy were
1 able to see certain scientific equipment and some tests being done.
4 *While at the lab they witnessed an autopsy being performed which
S one student described as being "CSI in real life", referring to the
"" popular television show.
The CYSF l,.c buasted social acltiL. s such as hiking and a
i r iiiy, which the students Cioyed. They also participated in the
The CYSF is a regional event that brings together Sixth !-i-m Caribbean Night it;sivities where they recited a dramatic; but
Science students from the Caribbean for a week of activities in- had to forgo the day of sport as it was planned for the same da)
eluding lectures, field trips, projects, debates, sports, social activi- they were scheduled to return. The students said that thev intend
lies and also interaction with scientists. This year the gathering was to use the knowledge gained at the fmm by restarting the Debat-
held from July 30 Apgu st ,6 at the University of the West Indies ing Club and the Environmental Cintv at the 3t1. Thn; also hope
St. Augustine Campus-. . : lobe able to',s7 ha lhn i th. .i i .lhii i
According to thl students the trip was enjoyable and inforia- schools.
live and the lectures as stimulating since they were done using vari- This was the first tinw that Gm~rm was repre ,nted at
ous visual aids. The topics covered in the lecltres w. re also clev- "'YSF since its inaoguraiion i 199.




Child labour very often

results from economic

hardship/problems in a family
Leonie McGarrell, The Bishops' High
It has not been two weeks since I saw, on my way from school,
a sight that can be best described as unbecoming. On that after-
noon as I was approaching a small construction site in the North
Ruimveldt area I noticed two boys, neither of them above eleven
years. They were each working beside two separate wheelbarrows
each loading building materials into his own wheelbarrow. I also
noticed that they were each loading a different type of building ma-
terial: one was loading sand and the other was loading bricks.
Now under normal circumstances, I would have probably
laughed at the hilariousness of the situation. I mean, there they
were, two shirtless little boys, loading materials which grown
men find hard to load and carry. These boys were using two
over-sized shovels whose handles their tiny fingers could have
hardly wrapped around. But I immediately realized that those
children weren't working because they wanted to, but because
of some circumstance at home they thought they had to. I
realized this because, as I was passing them, I overheard a
piece of their conversation. The tall boy was commenting on
how hungry he was and what would be best to satisfy his
hunger. The short one quipped that the other boy should re-
main focused and continue working. He said that if they did
not get
As you visit various malt shops around town, especially
when a football match is being shown on the television, you
see persons of all races mingling and enjoying a drink and the
The spectators who attend the sports event also play a
part to. promote ethnic harmony. Again too, people from all
over the country from different backgrounds and ethnicity
come out to look at a sporting event. They forget about ev-
ery thing and just enjoy the game. When these persons who
are backing the events gather at the ground, they meet new
people and socialize with them, no matter the colour of their
skin, hair texture or religion. They also share their food and
When the persons who are backing a particular team come to-
gether and cheer for their team, they are like a unit, sharing opin-
ions and laughter. You can imagine what happens when that par-
ticular team that the persons are supporting wins, everyone is over-
joyed and celebrates together. The spectators hug each other and
have an overwhelming time.
If we go into the various sporting groups and share each
other's thoughts, laughter and food as well as forget each
other's ethnicities, then we should come out of the different
sporting grounds with th-.t same ethnic harmonious attitude.
We can share the feelings \ ith Guyana and the world at large.
That is how sports can be a vehicle to bring about ethnic har-
mony in Guyana.

Sports can be used as a

vehicle to bring abcut ethnic

harmony in Guyana
Theresa Harrison, The Bishops' High
Sports can be used as a vehicle to bring about ethnic
harmony in Guyana in two ways: through the participants
t so............ ' neclalors who attend.
or tne sports ,v..t ,t,, < .. r-
The participants of any sporting event can help
to promote good ethnic harmony. In Guyana we have
n oiiderul exaiij!i;j pl portsrs men. women and chil-
dren of various ethnic hackgrounds coming i eitherr
anld making up \ar-ious teals. FI'or instance, the
(;uyana C'ricketl Teai is made up of persons of dif-
li.'cinl clIiIIl backl ro ilunds. \cl they ,perfolri anliltd c(-
'crai." e :' 'i disrm'llarlin cI ich li ,cr skin colour
iair I nc\ l II' () cli, i), h .' r c l ralc ,' a ; ; "ll il-
pi\i hs li ) 111 an 111 k.'cl uipsc \\ II. n ilh i \ i'; 'c. h i l sli't\c I Dr c\. ,']lc ncc \\ ic n thl l i' \ i)' Su i ';.'d. \l o,,t

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Pre and post test Benchmark Assessment

There has been significant im-
provement in Mathematics at
the Grade one level after the
implementation of the Interac-
tive Radio Instruction (IRI)
Methodology. This conclusion
was obtained from the analysis
of the pre-and post test results
from Benchmark Assessments.
Ms. Bibi Ali, National Ad-
visor on assessment said that al-
though the intervention in
Mathematics did not begin un-
til February, 2005 there were
improvement and positive out-
The feedback which was re-
ceived from teachers, pupils, super-
visors and parents, indicated that
pupils enjoyed learning mathemat-
ics though this medium. They
found it very exciting fun and in-
teresting and were therefore moti-
vated to learn. A survey done by
the IRI unit revealed that the chil-
dren were quite eager to do math-
ematics and enjoyed taking part in
the activities and completing the
There was also great sup-
port mechanisms for the IRI
programme in each of the re-

gions each region had some-
one who was trained in the
methodology of IRI and this
training was passed on to the
teachers. Also data was col-

elected on the programme on a
regular basis and this Informa-
tion was conveyed to the IRI
unit and so that corrective ac-
tion was taken when necessary.
Formative assessments were
built into the IRI programme

which allowed the producers
and Teachers to take corrective
action to improve the lessons as
the need arise. Additionally,
monthly review test gave teach-

ers a lot of information on the
progress of the children. This
information was used to im-
prove their teaching and also im-
prove the programme.
For the IRI programme stu-
dents and teachers were given

support materials, that is, each
student was given a workbook
so the lessons were easy to fol-
low. Teachers were given CD's,
radios with CD players and
Teachers; Guide. The Teacher's
Guide gave clear guidelines and
instructions on method of deliv-
ery of the lessons. This initia-
tive is very helpful for teachers
who had limited ability in the
teaching of Mathematics since
they are provided with new
tools and skills and are moti-
vated to teach the concepts.
There are opportunities for re-
vision of lessons each day so
new concepts can be reinforced.
According to a survey done by
the IRI unit the teachers were
helped a great deal by the de-
tailed lesson plan. They also
found that the repetitions were
good for slow learners.
The teaching method and
material used for IRI mathemat-
ics are standardized throughout
the country. IRI Mathematics
was initially piloted in a few
schools in Georgetown and Re-
gion 9 in 2005 so there was early
feedback on the strengths and
weaknesses of the programme.
As a result, adjustments were to
improve the lessons.

The Chief Education Officer
Ms Geneveive Whyte-Nedd
attended a conference on
Open and Distance Learning
in Jamaica from October j0Lh
- November 3rd, 2006.The f6-
rum afforded the five hun-
dred (500) delegates from
across the world the opportu-
nity to share timely initia-
tives, research findings and
proposals related to distance
The range of rich experience
included keynote presentations
from the Sir John Daniel, Presi-

dent and Chief Executive Officer
of the Commonwealth of Learn-
ing: Mr. Winston Cox, Alternate
Executive Director for the Ba-
hamas, Barbados, Guyana, Ja-
maica and Trinidad and Tobago,
Intei-American Development
Bank.; Professor Penina
Mlama, Executive Director of
the Forum for African Women
Educationists (F.A.W.E) and
member of Conference of
Learning, Board of Director and
Dr. Sugata Mira, Senior Vice
President N.I..I.T Ltd. India.
The parallel workshops

Guyana has

special interest

in technical and




Education Minister Shaik Baksh spaikiiig .at1, Ithi
meeting of the Council for Human and Social Develop-
ment (COHSOD) of the Caribbean Community
(CA '-'lC 1id that Guyana has a particular interest
in technical and vocational education a ining,as he
country has moved to set up additional centres to meet
an increased demand.
H" said a refashioned Caribbean Examination Coun-
cil i' (-') prograimnie for the Caribbl)ani Certificate of Sec-
ondar"y C'oinpeii:-'ce would Ihe supported by Guyana, and
stressed that it x was good that the programneiie as revised
\iouild cater to iifferelit aptitudes other then aradelmics.
'l."t'rilifi,. oto'lit r.iea'itt haat (;.;t iiit s.ia national 1 i' i .-
;o ','.\ o. fl .|ll- ,1 73 [.pe c.'.[t but ith oil, N1)1 ;1 a S&
I'V i citi n 1( co pictmolt. Biks ih '.-id 'xc \\ill li;. to 1li1d other
s!i(u jtin's (" to l for tit diffec'eili 'it ittli. ."

provided interactive sessions
which offered new modern and
more effective ways of ap-.
proaching social issues and
matters related to the education
It is important to note that
most of the presentations fo-
cused on the fact that sectors
must invest generously in the
areas which are impoverished,
rural and remote. Some work-
shops addressed topics such as
Learning and Technology,
Cross Border Education,
Blended Learning, Teacher
Education, Quality Assurance,
using Radio to support Open
Distance Learning (O.D.L).
An exhibition was also an
integral part of the forum since
it offered participants the op-
portunity to learn about the
products and services provided
by the various organizations,
distance learning providers, dis-
tance education associates, re-
lated equipment, software and
telecommunication providers.
Commonwealth Youth
Programme (C.T.P), Dell Cable
and Wireless, Jamaica Carib-
bean Association for Distance
and Open Learning were among
the many exhibitors.
It is significant to note that
the topic "From the Pomeroon
to Portland: The Challenges of
training teachers by Distance in

contrasting context in the En-
glish Speaking Caribbean" was
presented by Professor
Zellayne Jennings of the Univer-
sity of the West Indies.
One of the main highlights
of the conference was a banquet
and award ceremony and orga-
nizations were recognized for
their note-worthy contributions
in the fields of innovation, dis-
tance learning, collaboration and
A visit to the HEART
Trust foundation, an agency
which train and certifies
trainees in relevant key and
critical areas was another
worthwhile activity during
the visit. This one day meet-
ing of Chief Education Offic-
ers extended the platform for
networking and sharing of ini-
tiatives. At the closing cer-
emony it was announced that
P.C.F.S would be held in the
UK at the University of
London in July 2008.
This residential confer-
ence could be considered a
massive undertaking by the
Commonwealth of Learning
and the Management of the
Sunset Jamaica, Grande Re-
sort, and an excellent and
successful intervention for
educators who are working
vigorously to attain the same
goal Education for All.

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Region Two held its 3' Graduation and Prize Giving Exercise Ceremony on 6"h December, 2006 for thirty-eight School Manag-
ers who received Certificates and Prizes. The Venue was the Johanna Cecelia Community High School and event was chaired
by Mr. Guptie Naraine Headmaster of the school. One major objective of this Course is to produce effective School Managers.
The Guest speaker at the event was Mr. Mohandatt Goolsarran, Director NCERD. He outlined the benefits of the course and
called upon Graduates to exemplify the knowledge which they have garnered from the Course.
In his charge Mr. Afmat Alli HOD Business appealed to the graduates to be more professional in all their dealings and not to become
The Overview was given by Mr. Maydha Persaud while Mr. Andrew Kartick said this course must be seen as the bedrock and
catalyst for effective schools. The Regional Education Officer Mr. Denis Jaikaran commended the Managers and asked them to use their
success to help others to succeed. Ms. Marlyn Jones O'Donoghue District Education Officer (Prim.) distributed the prizes. The
exercise was one of pomp and splendour since Ms. Sandra Naraine Assistant Mistress Hampton Court Primary School was the top
student in the country. Mr. Nardeo Rampersaud, Ms. Nageshwarie Dhanraj and Ms. Acklima Pearce also graduated with distinction.
Since the implementation of this training programme in Region Two, there has been a positive transformation and a complete meta-
morphosis in Education in Region No. 2. There have been improvement in schools' performances and there is now a clear demonstration
of visionary pragmatism by school administrators.
This programme has revolutionized school management by bringing on board the whole school approach, financial rectitude, delega-
tion, team work, accountability, effective communication strategy, professional growth and creation of short and long term development
This programme was first piloted in Region Two in 2000 as a joint effort of CIDA and Ministry of Education. With its resounding
success this Course has now come to stay and is now being implemented by the Ministry of Education through NCERD.
Region Two is now training its fourth batch of teachers while the other regions are training their third batch. The fourth
batch is currently in training and the Master Trainers are Mr. Denis Jaikaran Regional Education Officer, Ms. Y. Castello -
HM Jacklow Nursery School and Mr. Maydha Persaud HM Retired. Trainees are very enthusiastic and since learning is. by
distance mode its gives them a chance to learn and earn at the same time and to apply immediately what they have learnt. A
survey has shown that 96 % of all Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers has already benefited from the course and training
is now filtered to Senior Masters/Mistress, Head of Department and even Senior Assistant Master/Mistress.


Three schools cop the prize of Second child Friendly Class-
room competition which was held in 2006. These are Rose Hall
Estate Primary, Cumberland Primary and No. 56 Primary. Child
Friendly Schools Competition is held twice annually among the
fifty-six primary schools in Region Six. The competition is held
within each of seventeen clusters of schools. There is a specially
trained cadre of teachers that visits the schools and records obser-
vations on an instrument prepared by the Ministry of Education

Schools are judged based on
several criteria and categories
which include: Interest Cor-
ners, Self Esteem, Challenging
Inequalities, Co-operative
Group Learning, Student Gov-
ernment and Curriculum Access
through Multiple Intelligence.
Scores are recorded on a rating
scale 1 5 to denote the level
of involvement by the teacher
and the learners in each category
in every class. The school's fi-.
nal score is obtained by calcu-
lating the average score of all the
classes. The school with the
highest score in each cluster is
judged the winner of the cluster
and is awarded a beautiful tro-
phy. Schools emerging with the
top ten scores in the Region are
also awarded trophies, gift
vouchers, learning materials and
Immediately after each com-
petition, the cadres of teachers
who serve as judges meet at a
central location and work in
clusters, recording the strengths
and weaknesses observed.
These are shared with the entire
group and strategies such as
force-field analysis used to for-
mulate action plans for the en-
suing six-month period. Each
teacher leaves the meeting with
an individual action plan to
implement at the school level
and each cluster also has a plan.
Competitions are held twice
yearly in six month cycle. Be-
fore each competition the cadre

of judges meet at regional level
and review the areas to be
judged on the checklist and rat-
ing scale provided. An entire
school day may be spent to ob-
serve child-friendly features in
a Grade A or B school.
Child Friendly schools were
introduced in Region Six in 1997
through the UNICEF funded
project "Managing Social and
Sensitive Issues in the Learning
One of the objectives of
the Child Friendly Schools
competition is to sustain the
concepts and practices of this
initiative that makes learn-
ing a joyful experience for
all pupils in an atmosphere
where fear and all prejudices
are eliminated.

Ms. Shafiran Bhajan
Regional Coordinator of
Child Friendly Schools


# 48 Village Primary School doing Phonics showing action
for the letter F

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The introduction of the EFA/
FTI Hot Meal programme in
Upper Mazaruni at nine
schools is a boost and a ben-
efit for pupils and their re-
spective communities mem-
ber of Kamarang, Paruima,
Waramdong, Kako,
Imbamadai, Jawalla,
Quebanang, Phillipai and
Chinoweing, were very sup-
portive of this programme,
with the construction of
Kitcheneetes as their input
in the programme. Personnel
from EFA/FTI trained the
schools in the Lower and
Middle Mazaruni in Novem-
ber 2006 and proposals for
seven schools have since re-
ceived approval for the intro-
duction of the Hot Meal
programme in 2007.
Kicheneetes are presently
under construction at some
schools- St Anthony's Pri-
mary, Holy Name Primary
and St Mary's Primary. It is
hoped that all schools which
submitted a proposal will be
able to offer the Hot Meal
programme by the end of
The Department of Educa-
tion, Region Seven, is proud to
boast a number of achievements
in 2006. One of these is the sec-
ond publication of the
Department's magazines Gate-
way Education.Digest. Publica-
tion of this magazine gives an
opportunity for the establish-
ment of the. link with every
school in the region. Snapshots
of education development in the
Region are given publicity and
information on events, issues
and developments is shared
with stakeholders and the wider
The outstanding perfor-
mance of the students of
Waramadong Secondary School,
upper Mazaruni, has seen the
top student; Ms Martha
George awarded a scholarship
to study Medicine in Cuba. The
Department wishes her well in
her studies.
The Regional Administra-
tion, The Department of Edu-
cation, the Business Commu-
nity and other interested groups
supported the team selected to
represent Region Seven at the
National Swimming, Cycling
and Athletics Championships
2006. The Business Commu-
nity provided racing bicycles for
the team and other personnel
served as coaches the various
disciplines. The team places
second at the Champion of
Champions meet, bettering their
performance of third place in
2005 at the similar meet.
The Region was able to

capture the three prizes offered
in the EFA/FTI Logo Competi-
tion among schools nationally.
Master Lasaire Brown of
Waramadong Secondary placed
first. This logo was on display
at the organization's meeting
held in Egypt in 2006. The of-
fice in Guyana will use this logo
as a representation of its goals,
role and functions in the school
During the week of De-
cember 11th 15th the Depart-
ment of Education engaged
School Administrators and
Senior Teachers of the Lower
Mazaruni in a workshop
which was intended to orien-
tate them on their roles and
functions, and to present
them with requisite knowl-
edge and skills to execute
their tasks."The Workshop
was guided by the theme Ca-
pable Administrators Im-
provement Programme. The
main facilitator of the Work-
shop was Mr. W. Alexander a
very experience educator.

Three Day


Workshop held

in Region 9
A series of three workshops
were held in Region 9 -
Lethem, Annai and Aishalton
for teachers at Grade 1 Level.
The workshops were spon-
sored by the United Stated
Embassy in Georgetown and
the resource person an
American English Language
teacher/trainer Corliss
Payne. The topics for the
workshops were based on the
Teaching of Reading, with
special emphasis on phonics.
Participants were involved in
discussing the nature of Read-
ing, looking at ways in which
persons learn to read and
teaching of phonics through
nursery rhymes, songs, po-
etry and repetition of words.
Payne conducted the
training programme with 39
primary school teachers in
Lethem, Annai and Aishalton.
which is expected to immedi-
ately benefit immediately
2,000 children in the area. She
said her objective was to train
the teachers how to teach by
using phonics. Payne ob-
served that English was a
second language to many of
the teachers with Wapishiana
or Macushi being their first
but she was very impressed
with their willingness to learn
and their zeal for sharing the
knowledge gained from the
workshop with other teach-
Teaching material were
used which provided differ-
ent techniques in learning
to read and different ac-
tivities for all of the teach-
ers to use with their stu-
dents. At the end of the
workshops each school was
provided with wooden
puzzles. ,

The Ministry of Education
staged its National Fifth Sec-
ondary Schools' Drama Fes-
tival on October 12 & t3 in
honour of Education Month
200&6 This activity was held
at the Theatre Guild Play-
house where two sessions per
day were conducted. The ob-
jectives of the festival Were to
o expand the scope of Drama
in Secondary schools, pro-
vide the forum through
which students can express
their thoughts, emotions and
talents through Drama and
facilitate the selection of a
team to represent Guyana at
the seventh Caribbean sec-
ondary schools drama festi-
val to be held in St. Lucia in
November, 2006.The co-coor-
dinating body of this Festival

was the Unit of Allied Arts
Sixteen schools from Re-
gions #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10 and
Georgetown Education Dis-
trict participated in this Fes-
tival both regionally and na-
tionally. The festival saw
much creativity from teachers
since most of them wrote and
directed their own plays. The
festival was undoubtedly a
success and prizes, trophies
and certificates were awarded
to the winning schools. The
First place winners was
North Georgetown Second-
ary- 'Anansi's Way', written
by Paloma Mohamed and di-
rected by Beverley Cyru. The
second place winner was
Sophia Special School "A
Flower without petals'.
Written and Directed by Jean

Kingston -Laundry. The third'
place.~winner was Annandale
Secondary 'The Preacher's
Daughter', written and di-
rected by Deon Abrams.
The fourth place was
New Amsterdam Multilat-
eral, Region Six 'Why
Lord Why', written & di-
rected by Shaundel
Phillips. The best original
play award went to Sophia
Special School, 'A flower
without petals'.The Best
actor award went to Colin
Primus of North
Georgetown Secondary for
his double role as "Baba/
Anansi in "Anansi's way.
The best director award
went to Deon Abrams of
Annandale Secondary for
"The Preacher's Daughter.

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Children's Mashramani

Competitions 2007

The Ministry of Education
will once again be hosting
the National Finals of the
Children's Mashramani
Competition 2007. The co-co-
ordinating body of this activ-
ity is the Unit of allied Arts

within the Ministry of Educa-
The Objectives of these
competitions are: To promote
the Expressive Arts through a
National Event; encourage
schools, parents and the commu-

nities to work together in a cre-
ative, artistic manner; provide
an opportunity for the display
of talents by students and to
foster a sense of pride in our
National Identity.
All the Administrative Re-
gions and Georgetown Educa-
tional Department will be par-
ticipating in these competitions.
The following is the sched-
ule of activities.

National School Championships

East Georgetown

dominate swimming

... North Georgetown sweep male cycling

By Faizool Deo

EAST Georgetown District
with some household names
in swimming including Niall
Roberts who represented
Guyana at the Carifta Swim-
ming Championships earlier
this year in Barbados, Chris-
tina Perreira and Tiffany
Nedd, dominated the swim-
ming competition of the 46th
annual Ministry of Educa-
tion/Guyana Teachers' Union
(GTU) National Schools'
Track and Field, Cycling and
Swimming championships,
which commenced yesterday.
North Georgetown District
won 1-4 in the 25 kilometres
Boys' cycle road race, while
they claimed the top spot in the
10k road race. East Georgetown
were also able to win the Girls'
The East Georgetown dis-
trict won a number of individual
swim titles and claimed the top
prize in the Girls' relay and sec-
ond place in the Boys' relay at
the Castellani Pool to finish
with 268 points.
Winning the Boys' relay
was District 11, North
Georgetown, who had the ser-
vices of Guyana's top junior
swimmer Earlando McRae. In
that race, McRae anchored and
carried his team to a 25-metre
In the overall rating, second
place went to District Seven,
Bartica, with 195 points and
third to defending champions

District 10, Upper Demerara,
with 189 points.
North Georgetown on pa-
per had the strongest team.
Along with McRae, there were
Alan and Henk Lowe, Linden
Wickham, Serrano Gonsalves,
Krystal Robinson, Juliana Ar-
cher and Denica Summerson but
they did not dominate and man-
aged to gain only fourth place
with 184 points.
East Coast Demerara fin-
ished fifth with 93 points, East-
Bank Demerara sixth with 60
points and West Coast
Demerara seven with 59 points.

Early yesterday morning,
North Georgetown District
swept the Boys' cycle road
race (40k) which coursed
Georgetown to Enmore and
back. The top junior cyclists
finished 1-4. Christopher
Holder claimed victory with
103:38 minutes, Geron Will-
iams second (103:44), Enzo
Matthews third (103:45) and
Alonzo Greaves fourth
Greaves received a setback
when his chain burst in sight of
the finish line and he had to
change cycles.
Fifth place in that race went
to Jason Bourne from Upper-
Demerara (106.44), while
Romel Bhagwandin claimed
sixth (109.38). In the female
event (25k), Upper Demerara's
Danna Wong rode to victory in
a time of 104:35; second place
went to Corentyne's Elisha

Henry (106:22) and third
Bartica's Lydia McAndrews

Champion long distance
runner Dennis Horatio repre-
senting North Georgetown Dis-
trict clocked a time of 35.44
minutes to win the male 10krace
yesterday morning. Leonard
Chapman from Upper Demerara
finished second (36.54 minutes)
while East Georgetown's Patrick
Bobb (37:05 finished third and
Rupununi's Cletus James fourth
On the distaff side, it was
Caribbean middle distance run-
ner Alika Morgan who copped
the top spot.
Morgan representing East
Georgetown finished over two
minutes before the second-place
finisher. She clocked 40:47 min-
utes while Rupununi's
Marvalene Antone clocked
42.59 minutes. Third place went
to Corentyne's Malesa Vogie
In the primary school
cricket ball throw, North
Georgetown District claimed the
Under-8 male top spot, while
the female top spot in the'same
age category went to East Bank
Demerara. In the Under-10 divi-
sion, West Demerara finished
first for boys and Upper
Demerara finished first for girls.
The championships move
to the Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) ground Bourda
today, for the track and field
and cycling.

09:30 12:30hrs
Wed. February Dance and National Cultural Centre 13:30 16:30hrs
14. 2007 Masquerade Primary Schools
Secondary Schools
Thurs. Calypso & National Cultural Centre 09:30 12:30hrs
February 15. Dramatic Poetry Primary Schools 13:30 16:30hrs,
2007 Secondary Schools
Fri. February Costume National Cultural Centre
16. 2007 Primary Schools 09:30 12:30hrs
S __ Secondary Schools 13:30- 16:30hrs
Costume Parade
Sat. February 17. 2007.
ROUTE:- E.i. into Middle Street Starling Point Parade Ground
Xortli into C.anp Streetl Il:(lhr,
(We'tern Carri.ige wav)
[Fa.t into Lmahliat Stret
Xorth into ,\lbert Street
rurn ri.lit into Thonmas Lands to iend ai
N ilional I'.irk.

Fifth Secondary Schools'

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