Guyana chronicle

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


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


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

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University of Florida
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Illegal racing and bag-snatch robberies are twin scour. of Ma- youths, to persuade them to give up racing and join the party.
laysian streets. 13ag-snatchers are usually men who gr omen's
STOf BI E handbags as they race past them on motorcycles, often dragging WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
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KUAILA LUMPUR (Reuters) Malaysia's main rul- "Once they catch at least 30 snatch thieves, we will reward
ing partN has volunteered to help curb street crime, them with a motorcycle each as an incentive," Abdul Azeez Abdul
offering. new motorbikes to gangs of illegal street Rahim, head of the party's junior wing, told the Star newspaper.
racers if they spend their time catching thieves in- The United Malays National Organization party has tried -

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NEW YORK, (Reuters) -
Police called to a Long Is- .M
land man's house discovered -
the mummified remains of "
the resident, dead for more
than a year, sitting in front
of a blaring television set.
The 70-year-old Hamp-
ton Bays, New York, resi-
dent, identified as Vincenzo
Ricardo, appeared to have
died of natural causes. Po-
lice said yesterday his body
was discovered on Thurs-
day when they were called -
to the house over a burst
water pipe.
"You could see his face. r
He still had hair on his
head," Newsday quoted
morgue assistant Jeff
Bacchus as saying. The
preserved the body.
Officials could not ex-
plain why the electricity
had not been turned off,
considering Ricardo had not ,
been heard from since De-
cember 2005. MASHING: one of the contingents
Neighbors said when in yesterday's grand Children's
they had not seen Ricardo, Costume Mash parade in
who was diabetic and had Georgetown. The groups
been blind for years, they marched through city streets to
assumed he was in the hos- the National Park for a final rally.
pital or a long-term care fa- (Quacy Smapson photo)
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Two die in

wheelchair crash

By Shirley Thomas

AN ACCIDENT at the cor-
ner of Mandela and Home-
stretch Avenues,
Georgetown, Friday night
has left two men dead and a
woman in critical condition
in the High Dependency
Unit of the Georgetown Pub-
lic Hospital Corporation.

- amputee critical

Dead are Ryan McBean, 31,
of YY24 North East La Peni-
tence. Georgetown, and Neil
Irvington. 44. of 36 John Street,
Lodge. Georgetown.
Seriously injured and in
hospital last night was ampu-

tee. Yonette McDonald. re-
puted wife of Irvington. and a
Bourda Market vendor. She is
a diabetic and her left leg was
amputated 10 months ago, rela-
tives said.
Relatives said that around
22:00h. Irvington. also a
stallholder in the Bourda Mar-
ket, was strolling Yonette out in
her wheelchair, when a Jialing
motorcycle ridden by Postal
Clerk Ryan McBean crashed
into the couple on Mandela Av-
enue, seriously injuring them
both and killing the rider on the
Irvington, who suffered a
broken leg and head injuries.
died shortly after he was taken
to the GPHC.
His wife. who sustained a
deep puncture to the left side
of her head, and internal inju-
ries, was last night on the
critical list and being closely
monitored by doctors at the
She had a brain scan, the re-
sults of which will be made
known to relatives later, her sis-
ter Holly Roland Cadogan told
the Sunday Chronicle.
Though details of the acci-
dent remained sketchy up to late
yesterday, McDonald's rela-
tives said they learnt that she
and her husband had earlier vis-
ited a church friend in nearby
Meadowbrook where she had
taken a donation of snacks for
a church activity set for yester-
They were returning home

when they apparently decided
to go for a stroll, since
McDonald had earlier told
Irvington she wanted a little
outing, relatives said.
McBean's relatives seemed
to have had little details of his
death and said it was not until
after noon yesterday they learnt
he had been in an accident and
had died.
An elder sister at his par-
ents' home in Vryheids Lust said
McBean's girlfriend. Pauline
Adams. a Postal Clerk at the
East La Penitence Post Office,
had called his parents' home and
informed one of his brothers that
he had left home the night be-
fore and had not returned.
McBean was employed at
the main branch of the
Georgetown Post Office Corpo-
Adams told the Sunday
Chronicle that after McBean
did not return home. she made
several enquiries without suc-
She went to work yester-
day and after lunch, a relative of
McBean phoned to say that he
had died in an accident.
She said she went to the
GPHC, was escorted to view
the bodies, and there made the
shocking discovery.
Post mortem examinations
are to be conducted this week.
McBean leaves to mourn
his parents Cedric and Martha
McBean; other siblings; fiance
Paula Adams and three-year old
daughter, Shyla.
Irvington, formerly of
Linden, is survived by his re-
puted wife Yonette and other

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Iraq pullout in 90 days

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton, the early front-run-
ner for the Democratic presi-
dential nomination, has
called for a 90-day deadline to
start pulling American troops
from Iraq.
Clinton. the wife of former
President Bill Clinton. has been
criticized by some Democrats
for supporting authorization of
the war in 2002 and for not re-
nouncing her vote as she seeks
the U.S. presidency in next
year's election.
"Now it's time to say the
redeployment should start in 90

days or the Congress will re-
voke authorization for this
war," the New York senator
said in a video on her campaign
Web site, repeating a point in-
cluded in a bill she introduced
on Friday.
In October 2002, Congress
authorized President George W.
Bush to take military action in
Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion
of March 2003.
Republicans blocked the
Senate yesterday from consid-
ering a nonbinding measure,
adopted on Friday by the House
of Representatives, denouncing
Bush's decision to send another

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21,500 U.S. troops to Iraq.
In offering what she called
a roadmap out of Iraq, Clinton
said a visit there last month had
made her more determined to
start what she called a long over-
due withdrawal.
Clinton's bill would cap the
number of troops in Iraq at the
Jan. 1 level, prior to Bush's de-
cision to add 21,500 to the ap-
proximately 130,000 soldiers al-
ready there.
The buildup is part of a
push to quell growing sectarian
violence but comes as opinion
polls show the majority of
Americans disapprove of

Bush's decision to send more
Clinton's bill would require
congressional authorization to
exceed her proposed cap on
U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
Bush, announcing the troop
increase on Jan. 11, said step-
ping back prematurely would
collapse the Iraqi government,
tear the country apart "and re-
sult in mass killings on an un-
imaginable scale."
"If George Bush doesn't
end the war before he leaves
office, when I'm president, I
will," Clinton said in the

We regret to announcement the death
of Monica Patricia Eslanda Benn age 52
at the Georgetown public Hospital on
Saturday February 17, 2007.
Daughter of Brindley and Patricia Benn
of Ogle Front, East Coast Demearara.

Mother of Brindley H. Benn;
sister of Coletta, Robeson, Leonard,
Lena, Howard and Vanessa.
Funeral arrangements for Monica
Benn will be announced later.

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Poultry farms around

Moscow under tight control
MOSCOW. i Reutersi Poultr farms around Mlosco" were
under tight control yesterday when two cases of bird flu
near Ihe capital were confirmed as being the deal H5NI
Russia', animal and plant health watchdog
Ro,'sslkhoznadz,-.r. siJd the poIn e tLe i came from dead bird.
found in t. '.. illge- near NlM-osL
Ii 'aJ a. inl lnried a1 H5N I." \jle\i A\lete~ enk,. press'
less and be abhc to determine ho\\ dangerous the tirus is.'
No huianit ,.ses of bird flu hive been recorded in Russia
[he ouil'break i Rusiaj, s.eondd ihis year and the fir,! e er
recorded close to the capital The lighly pahiogenic H5N 1 train
killed pultry in three setllemeni. in the southern region of
Krasnodar laJst nonth.
People ho had bee n n contact .% Iih the more than 3ti dead
birds \iere taken to ho shoe\ed no stens of an',' lness. he said
Alexeyenko said the dead bird, had been traced to a market
on the outskirts of Moscow and had been brought there from
other Russian region.
Pihultr\ which had been in contact v\ith the dead birds had
been culled and stnct samtiary measures \~ere in place in the
tIo affected villages- Pailovskoye. south ot Moscow. and
Shikhoi o. to the %~est. \las'ov ,aid
NMosco,. Region Vice-Governor Ale\ei Panleleev Has
quoted by Russian news agencies as saying a third case
had been found on a private farm near Podolsk. south of
Moscow, where 44 birds had died. He said the owner had
bought the birds at the same market, which has been closed
since Saturday morning.

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who made Castro a legend
HANANA, IReutersl Cuba unveiled a marble plaql" yes-
terday commemorating the interview 51.0 ars ago hy New
York Times reporter Herbert lMathe"s that helped build
the legend of Fidel Castro, the state news agency Prensa
Latina reported.
The plaque ua' placed on the spot %here Matthew;s met
Castro at his hideout in the Sierra Maestra mountains of south
eastern Cuba
Castro had taken t0 the hills two months earlier with a hand-
ful of men "ho sun i'ed a disastrous landing from Mexico to
launch a guerrilla mo\emeni against U.S.-backed dictator
Fulgencio Batista.
The government had claimed Castro vas dead Matthews'
article. published by The Neu York Times on Feb 2-1. 1957.
showed Castro was still alie and fighting It imnmediatel. made
the 30-year-old firebrand an iniernauonal figure.
In that glowing alticle Manhe\s \roite "The per-,onalait
of Ihe man ICastroi) it \erpowering. It as eais\ 1to0 see Itha
hi; men adored him and albo,:, i: ee ,h\ he has cajuht the imadl-
nation of the \outh of Cuba all oter the island Here was :an
educated. dedicated fl.nant. :a man ,of ideal-k. of courage and o-
remarkable quahiiies of leadership
The interview may also have helped Castro by exaggerat-
ing the tize of his rebel lorce Caslro ldre" bragged he only had
IS men at the time. but made item pass in froin of the Ameri-
can reporter several tinls.
Less than t\\o years after thi in tei lew. Castro and his revo-
lutionar. companion Ernesti "Che" Gue ara swept down from
the hills and ovenhrew the Baiita government in a leftist revo-
luton that steered Cuba tomard communism.
The 80-\ear-old Cuban leader \a- forced to relinquish
power temporarntl to hi, brother Raul Castro on July 31 after
emergency) intesiinal *urgerN He has noi appeared in public
sincee Officials :a) he i ,teadJill recoennc
Matthews, a senior ediJo-rial writer r at The New York Times
when he interviewed Castro. died in 1977.
His reporting on Castro "as the subject of the recent
book"The Man Who Invented Fidel." b Anthony DePalma.

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PANAMA CITY, (Reuters) -
Two bodies in Panama have
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scandal over adulterated
medicine made in govern-
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scientist said yesterday.
Panama declared a national
epidemic alert in October after
people began dying from an un-
explained ailment that affected
the renal system and caused
neurological damage.

U.S. experts later identified
the cause as cough syrups and
other medicines tainted with di-
ethylene glycol, a solvent that
was used in place of a similar
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007



By Rickey Singh

GUYANESE whose travel arrangements involve use of the
facility of Barbados' spanking new Grantley Adams Inter-
national Airport (GAIA) should know that they are not the
only ones protesting against the new "departure tax" policy
of US$30 that came into effect from the start of this month
- even for transit arrivals.
Now the highest in the entire Caribbean Community, the
new tax, which includes a BDS$5 (US$2.50) "security fee, and
styled "passenger service charge", represents more than a 100
per cent increase of what it used to be (US$12:50).
As of last week, the very sharp hike had drawn criticisms
also from the Barbados-based management of Virgin Atlantic, a
major international airline. Travel agents, in and out of the Car-
ibbean region, continue to experience growing complaints from
those purchasing tickets that involve use of the Grantley Adams
airport while in-transit to another destination.
SLetters published in the Guyana Chronicle within the past
fortnight from Guyanese coming from abroad for Cricket World
Cup have pointed to what they consider "undue punishment"
in having to pay an extra US$60 for flights routed through Bar-
bados and requiring two in transit stops at Grantley Adams -
to Guyana and back to destination of origin.
The departure tax, or "passenger service charge", is also now
applicable to children from as young as two years, in contrast

Barbados' new airport tax policy

to the previous policy of no tax lor children below eleven years.
Airlines generally continue to perilt variations in fares for
adults and children from iI Iyears and younger. So questions
are being asked why not a variation also in the departure tax
policy in tandem with that of the airlines for children?'
II is. of course. the recognized right of every sovereign na-
lion to impose taxes as they consider necessary, airport depar-
ture fees or else. The problem is that when, as in the particular
instance of the new US$30 "service charge" at Grantley Adams,
it is introduced without any known consultation of the views
of airlines and travel agents, then the Barbados Government may
wish to review the decision implemented by the management
of GAIA, a corporate entity, out of its own concern for the
public interest.
Departure taxes at international airports in CARICOM are
as varied as those required for children, as well as in relation
for in transit passengers. In the latter case, the tax for in transit
visitors is generally waived for a 24-hour period.
Imagine the general increase for air travel by Caribbean na-
tionals and others, should other regional airports follow the de-
parture tax policy of Grantley Adams at this period of gallop-
ing air fares.
A practical solution may well be for CARICOM govern-
ments to work towards standardising the departure tax and the
age limit at which it could reasonably be imposed for children.
Certainly NOT below two years as currently required at
Grantley Adams. Additionally, they could have a common
policy with respect to waiving the in transit tax within a 24-
hour period.
Such a collective approach, challenging as it undoubtedly

is. would be consistent with the laudable objective to which
CARICOM governments are vigorously working to create a
single economic space with the CSME.
Perhaps the Guyana-Government should consider exercis-
ing some initiative with Barbados for a possible reconsidera-
lion of the departure tax policy for travellers who must use the
facility of Grantley Adams International Airport which has cost
the Barbadian taxpayers some US$71 million-at least for in
transit passengers.
At the same time, it would be useful to learn of the
positions of both local and regional travel agencies on this
vexed public issue, as well as the views of more airlines,
in addition to that expressed by Virgin Atlantic, in rela-
tion to the requirement of the US$30 departure tax for in
transit passengers, including those as young as two years.

Editor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
Editorial: 227-5216: 227-5204; 22-63243-9
Sports: 225-7174
After hours 226-3243-9
Fax: 227-5208
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'wind of change' for single economy

THEIR own rhetoric and misplaced enthusiasm may have
contributed to the cynicism abroad in the region about the
CARICOM single economy enterprise our Community Heads
of Government have for so long been pledging to make a reality
- at the least before the first half of the first decade of the
21st century.
A qui k reading of communiques issued after
special regular meetings and annual summits of ieands of'
(iw ,crnl ent. c\en within the past three year. oin tlllidallential
: ca iiLre l lihe architecltuilc ol( tIhe e1n\ iageLd C'arihhean Single lMarku i
in'l L:Lconomn\ (_CS'ML.) would. howe\ r. ire\eal the extent to( which
pledgIes; tand optinillIs have not kept pace \ith implelImentation o!
poli.'s and programinites
Bilt a fresh w ind otlchainge in oll icuil political iilllltude-, ppearL s
,in e hlim in-, ac ioss the 15-meiiber. 33-\car-old regioiiil econoi i,
inlcgrelation tl Cnmellent with a coherent action piogiltiiice linking
decistiins ronl lal t week's Ith Intcr- Sesional Meeling in Ihe
\ incenllii] L;apilal King.,stow ,n with ihc 281h reglulr atinn al
ARICO()M Suminit in Bridgetown.
Hitherto mnising in action was what the leaders c mentally ca;Ime
Ito embrace and are now seemingly pursuing w ilh IIuh lmore 1 vigo iur.
couordinalion. huarnony and comlmitmnent a shingle. or shared
developmentt vision" that shouldd translate pledges into the reality
of a single economic space occupied by one irainhmb\ CARI(COM
This time the difference as emerged at their Kingstow n Inter
Sessional last week --- seems a more methodical approach in
prioritising of policies and programmes that. contrary o to the head
days of "CSME soon comee, could. hopefully. blossoms iinti
CARICOM's single economy in 2015.
Consequently. there is to he a more enlightened sequencing ol
implementation schedules of' policies and progl'rammles with the
expectation lihat the long promised "one econolmyl foi on
people" would indeed be celebrated in 2015 nine years after ils
single market component was finally inaugurated in 2006.
In this context, it could be understood what the current
chairman of CARICOM. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves
meant when he pointed out in his inspiring opening address
at the Inter-Sessional Meeting why 2008 is the
community's "date wiith destiny".
The primary instruimctnl for achieving the single ecotnonic space
;an experiments with a common domestic space in intra-regional
.i,-'.iL ci i current\ oni. motivated by Cricket World Cup 2007)
\\omld he a guiding working' documLent unanimously appro\ied

at the Kingst(own meeting.
II is a report by Dr. Norman Girvan. one of the region's, ioist
distiinguished economists and former Secretary General of the
Association of Caribbean States (ACS), entitled "Towards a Single
economy and ai Single Development Vision".
Based on extensive research, the comprehensive work, done in


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collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and a Special Task
Iorce on the Single Economy, the report was given the unequivocal
green light for action at the Kingstown Inter-Sessional.
The Prime Minister of Barbados. Owen Arthur. was most
happy lo announce their unanimity and commitment to
implementation schedules, as he smilingly waved at a media briefing
the Girvan-crafted report.
He hailed it as a seminal work and proof of the member
gCernentcs' determination to make a reality of a single economy
w ith a shared single development vision.
Arthur's expressed happiness should be well understood.
He is recognized by not only his CARICOM colleagues but
stakeholders of the private sector, labour movement and civil
society for his "tremendous and consistent personal efforts"
- as often expressed at regional meetings in the leadership
roles played over the years as head of the Prime Ministerial
Sub-Committee on the CSME.
The "Girvan report". aspects of which will be subsequently'
reported, highlights the strategies to be pursued in key sectors lor
achieving the ultimate objective of the CSME such as the
economic. social. environmental and governanii e dilliensions.

The so-called "governance dimension" has been and remains one
of the more elusive aspects of the framework within which the single
economy is to be achieved.
Although the difficulties in overcoming entrenched
parochial fears, suspicions and prejudices should not be
ignored, it so happens that, for all the plenty talk and
public posturing, a new form of effective governance of
the community's business, with enabling legal authority
derived from a frequently alluded to Single CARICOM
Act, approved by national parliaments, is yet to even
reach the initial stage of a draft.
Not surprisingly, therefore, in the absence of this vital piece of
legislation, there are community leaders who continue to vacillate
on the crucial issue of establishment of a CARICOM Commission,
empowered with executive authority, for more relevant
admirristration of the community's expanding functions -with the
emerging single economy at its centre.
From The West Indian Commission's "Time for Action" report
of 1992, to the latest recommendation in support of the idea of a
CARICOM Commission, located in the report of a Technical
Working Group (TWG) headed by Dr. Vaughan Lewis.
and approved at last week's conference in Kingstown, double-speak
and/or vague assurances continue to be the experience when it comes
to moving in the direction of establishment .of
an empowered governance mechanism.
Try, for example, to answer the question of precisely when
a (ARICOM Commission will be established before or
after "destiny year" 2008. from reading the following
,satemlent in the communique released on "governance of the
"...The conference also agreed to re-establish the
Inter-Governmental Task Force, to work in collaboration
with the Legal Affairs Committee and a Sub-Committee
of the (Lewis-led) Technical Working Group towards the
elaboration of a Draft Protocol, with a view to
recommending the requisite amendments to the
(CARICOM) Revised Treaty..."
If the word game has left readers guessing about the extent of
commitment to and timing for governance with a much-discussed
empowered administrative mechanism in the form of a CARICOM
Commission, then perhaps that may well have been the intention
as the political merry-go-round continues on this aspect of
CARICOM affairs.
There is also surprising slow movement in coordinated regional
action on the wide-ranging recommendations on our health sector
as outlined in the seminal work of the high-level Caribbean
Commission on Health and Development. headed by the
distinguished Sir George Alleyne who had circulated a 135-page
report back in December 2005.
Now, however, as it is with regional energy and agriculture
development, it appears that the community leaders have arrived
at a more definitive course of action leading up between now and
their regular annual summit this year which is scheduled for
Barbados in early July.
In many ways the Barbados Summit could prove a watershed
in the way forward for the now agreed implementation phases of 1
"Single Economy and Single Development Vision".
We shall see as, hopefully, the private sector and civil
society which have been targeted for integral involvement,
including a series of structured region-wide consultations get
on board not only with their complaints but ideas for what
can best be done together.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007




NOW, ya'll know me and
ya'll know I am all for loving
and more loving and not war-
So you know there had to
be a catch in that headline up
there, right?
Yeah, right.
There's no catch. I have seen
the loving benefits of war and I
say, let's make more war and not
Listen up, ya'll.
If war can bring the kind of
benefits to us that the war
that's raging between the tele-
phone companies GT&T and
Digicel is bringing, then bring it
on people!
Look at the mighty kind of
loving that that battle royal is
yielding for Guyanese!
Ever thought you would
have lived to see the day that
the cost of a cell phone here
would be touted as $298? That's
G$298, dread, not US$298!
And free minutes, and gifts?
Give mighty praise and
thanks to the Most High,
people again and again!
All of a sudden, there's a
war and the love is pouring
forth in mighty streams.
And, more praise and
thanks to the Most High!
Look at who's in the front
lines begging you to pay atten-
tion to what they have to of-
Never thought I would have
seen so many hotties in dazzling
blue and in tantalising red and
white trying to entice people on
the streets and in stores to
check out what they had to of-
All right, it was only mobile
phones and mobile phone ser-
vices they were offering for sale,
but who knows what else can
be bargained for when you are
up close and personal with that
kind of bargaining?
This was and is a sweet
kind of war in the east, in the
west, up north and down south.
Red versus blue, each try-
ing to convince you their love
is true.
It was a love-struck John
Keats who said so long ago -
'Ah me. Whither shall 1 flee'?
Thou hast metamorphosed me.
Pretty. be my Valentine.'
And he must be smiling at
the love that has metamor-
phosed the mobile phone scene
in Guyana.
The phone w\ar \\ as \cell
and trulV joined on Valentine'
Day. And the love from the war
is all around.
SIeC wha! I mean abho i!lak-
ing vr and nmt love?.'
It's been a iong time since i
have seen so man" war-Lstruck

National Park in Georgetown on what a love thrill he sent It was a sea of red in the
Valentine's Night. And lord, through that love-struck crowd! National Park that night and I

Europe and
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the Caribbean ;..

What is the people's view?

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

\U)liLDN'T it be great if or-
dinary people in the Carih-
bean and Europe had a sa\ in
the future partnership he-
t\een the two regions that is
now currently being negoti-
ated by government officials?
The idea is not far-fetched.
although it is late and would
have to be effectively and
quickly organised in the Carib-
bean if it is to be meaningful be-
fore year-end'by which time the
European Union (EU) is insist-
ing Economic Partnership
Agreements must be in place
with African. Caribbean and Pa-
cific countries.
The example has been set
by the EU and the African
Union (AU). They haive re-
cently launched ; consiulltaion
process in ;an attempt to as.h-
ion a Joint El'-A l nc Strategy.
.o. if the Ei;U couk dio thi'.
with Africa.. why not with 1:i

people iltien hy the Iove ihug. ..otrCnnitb! n 4 'cwh-'ihoulti-b cn-
Outl f ltht wva cime Akon ;iderably !tore mianagieaili
ii he ilho iusands atl '

i'.,c; I mi.iller pI '.pl ila lri 'ize
.nd imo-rc iJe..pleaJ i. iallahil-
, i;, ..,f icilhn,'l...", '
ELi Co(nllims l, ner L''ul.
Michel and the C.uirni.uni l Ilhe
Con'uni;,i'n Iof t Ie AL'
Ki',.n.ilr It.uri h d the pltIll..
....-I tl ll oI n -. .l',1in. 1' .Ii I :alh il
dc',i.lop a pulitiCal \iiun uand
practical elements for the future
partnership between the EU
and Afiica".
Both the EU and the AU
claim that the joint strategy
would be adopted by the EU/
Africa summit in Lisbon in the
second half of 2007.
They have invited stake-
holders in Europe and Africa "to
make your voices heard and
provide your valuable input to
this important process." And,
to facilitate the collection of
opinions about the Iutiure of
Euro-Af ric;in relations. ai peciiii
Vwebsllc has belen set up on thec
Jil ernet.
naniaged o(n behalf io the EU atind
te .A' hy an independents foun-l
diItion. ihe Luropean Centre for
i!cvelopmieni Policy Manage-'
:nent (lCDPIM).

The plain ,i a ,,.... l '
p'r',ce Ts Th.- c-. iisulliai n '. ill
Iced lirsi iii, .. dJ.i[t I he jdi -
Lcu.I-.d al ihei l_- AIica Min-
.teri.jl ii-.k1 iim cctine in Bruis-
s .:1 o.n .,l I i and i. ltc ini.,
Ih., linjl E L rI cI slh ..'
SIL IIh .I.' -l'jld h ad .pl ed I -
,Aards the end uf the ctai at
an EU/Africa summit in Por-
In explaining how public re-
sponses on the Internet will get
the attention of the official EU/
Africa negotiators, the ECDPM
say that it will submit the com-
ments to an EU-Africa experts
meeting on February 19-23.
where they will start to discuss
the content of the joint stral'gy.
and they will do the same for
future official expert meetings.
Of course the Internet pro-
cess may be more a public rela-
lions exercisc than a subllantial
T'e \va. majority oi'pecple
in Africa ha\e no access to the
ilternel and hosce thai do are
ian elite .'',p .n a handful 0of
countries -li is likely lherefore.
thal the o. ll'ribulllol :"

saw a lot of so-called 1
devotees among them.
So, what's the blues g
their blue sleeves? Beyc
Usher? Michael Jack
Mariah Carey?
See the love power inm
Bring it on, people.
So how about the go
ment bringing in another
pany to compete with
Guyana Water Inc?
And another to com-
pete with Guyana Power
and Light?
And setting up an,
City Council to compete
the current crop in City H
Ah, the possibilities
Can you imagine wh;
arrival of another water
pany on the scene by
Valentine's Day would me.
Water love, bro, water
And the emergence o
val GPL would mean ca
only for dining with loved
And a rival City Coun
Dare to dream, people
of people would become

frn elite groups in Alrinc
nenither I ot hI Alr
ID -apori in thLe -hal coniamu-
nir;l .i Id inni rct td p.arne. in
In any event the majority
of people in both Europe and
Africa have no clue that the
Internet website exists. It cer-
tainly isn't being boldly adver-
tised on their radios and tele-
vision screens.
What may be of far greater
value is four broad-based pub-
lic debates involvin-g non-gov-
ernmental agencies. which are
planned between March and
June with a pcs.-ble pre-uLim-
ril Ci\ils society rtceting in
Lisbon. These \i I gI\ e
organized hodiets an opportu-
lit\t Ito nlllueiile the deba. on
future il -Africa trel .'i
:\ en tnoult1h ,'rdenird i ,
\\ill sill not be heard
,Btm atle.isti the.Jd l d ;
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with envy if such a miracle
should materialise.
Kneel with me, people, and
let's join hands and hearts and
thank the Lord Almighty for
the love that poured from the
war that stirred here on
Valentine's Day last week.
And give praise and thanks
for the great and loving benefits
that war can bring forth.
Go in peace, people, and
spread the news cheaply on
your new cell phones; make war
so that love can reign eternally.
Endless love.

of po liions ~ill he pul on the
able Among Ihose positions
wll be that Ihe present treat\
arrangement on trade. aid and
n\esminent belteen the ELI and
Afncan. Caribbean and Pacific
countries does not necessanl\
hate Ito terminte at Ihe end of
this Sear
It ts being argued b\ an in-
formal coai'llon ol non-o\erim-
mental uLrednzlllons that II is
unclear t heilier an e\iens;ion ot
trade preferences would d require
another ajl\er from the \Vorld
Trade Oreanizauon
In an, e ent would it not
be beneficial to hear the \ie~s
of a wide Icross secnon of Car-
ibbean people on all this'
Sm,. %h\ can the EU/Afnca
public consull.tion not he rep-
liclied in the Caribbean'
Indeed. \% h, should the
Caribbean not formally put the
idea to the EU and initiate its
own broad-based consultations
with the people of the Carib-
bean community?
Just as in the past when de-
cisions of great moment were
taken in the Caribbean. commis-
sions were established to hear
\iews and accept memoranda
from the public. so too could a
specially appointed Caribbean-
EU Commission now listen to
wider views in both regions.
The current neeoriatiaon
niight benefit enormouss\ from
it. and the structure of the it-
iure relationship between Ei-
ipe .and the Caribbean n'i'gh:'-
iaid on a more 'road: .cc---
R.e' s founeriion.
(Responses -.:
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007

Options tabled

By Chamanlall Naipaul
GUYANA'S policy with re-
spect to the export of logs,
which has recently become
contentious, is expected to be
defined shortly following a
public consultation yesterday
with officials and other stake-
holders in the forestry indus-
At the session at the Re-
gency Hotel on Hadfield Street.
Georgetown, Commissioner of
Forests. Mr. James Singh pre-
sented a comprehensive paper
for discussion which provided
information on the state of the
local forestry sector versus the
international situation.
He pointed out that several
countries have either severely
restricted the export of logs or
have entirely banned exports.
and said that from the cbnsul-
tativc process established
through a ministerial committee.
options for Guyana have been
put forward for discussions and
eventual adoption and formula-
tion of an export policy with re-
spect to logs.
According to Singh. option
one proposes a ban of 15 spe-

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cies of logs from March 1, 2007,
while option two proposes that
a ban of exports be imposed
from January 2008.
The advantage of option
one, the Commissioner said, is
that it will help boost value-
added production during this
year, while the disadvantage is
that it provides for a limited
time for transition by forest
In relation to option two,
Singh said the advantage is tiat
it caters for a transition period
of at least eight months, but the
disadvantage is that the trend of
log export may continue during
this year, especially for the
prime species.
Overall, he noted that had
a ban/restriction on the export
of logs been implemented, it
would have had a positive im-
pact on export revenue, the
Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) of the forestry sector.
value-added forest production.
creation of more job opportu-
nities and an additional
US$9M earned in export earn-
ings. if the logs exported in
2006 had been converted into
In addition, the Commis-
sioner revealed that the lotal log
production in 2006 was 380,000
cubic mctres which reprse'nsi
only 55%' of local inillinti L-pa
i e minister ay.
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Hinds. who delivered a presen-
tation at the forum, said the
way forward within the for-
estry sector is through forging
collaboration, alliances and
partnerships among stakehold-
He noted too that external
alliances have to be sought to
push exports of forestry prod-
ucts because Guyana has a small
Mr. Hinds cautioned that
the quarrels among stakeholders
cause them to lose sight of the
changes taking place in the mar-
ketplace, and one challenge they
face is bringing down the cost
of production to be able to com-
pete with other countries:
A dilemma faced in light of
a ban/restriction of logs is
whether the local downstream
processing capacity could grow
fast enough to accommodate this
situation, and if this growth
does not happen then it could
trigger problems for thle sector.
he said.
As such. he urged local pro-
ducers to move in the direction
of specialisation, and suggested
that the Forest Products Mar-
keting Council (FPMC) could
be a mediator in the problems
involving the stakeholders in
the forestry sector.
Rebutting the contention by
somne that the exports of for-
estry products, 'grw last year
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of logs, the Prime Minister said
while the exports increased by
11% in volume, in terms of
value it rose by 42%. He argued
that therefore means that this
increase could not have come
from export of logs alone.
Agriculture Minister, Mr.
Robert Persaud voiced concerns
about investors being granted
concessions for value-added
production as he had cause to
call in two such companies -
Barama and Jaling.
However, he said following
meetings with the senior man-
agement of these companies, he
has since been presented with
implementation plans by them.
With respect to Jaling, the
minister said the company as-
sured that processing of logs
would progressively increase to
90%' by this year, while a com-
mitment has been made to con-
struct a sawnilling and veneer-
ing plant at Port Kaituma by
the end of this year.
In addition, there will be a
progressive decrease of foreign
staff from 28.7% to 185 by
April of this year and by the
end of this year this figure
should reach 13%,. he said.
Persaud reported that
Barama plans to install kiln
drying facilities, a new pony
saw\ and construct a workshop
to start the dry clock activities
and a co-generation plant by the
end of next inonlh.
By June of this year. the
company expects to start the
construction of a veneering
building, its first barge and in-
stallation of a three-megawatt
co-generation plant and installa-
tion of a finishing plant. while
by September this year the third
shift sawmill operation should
be implemented, the installation
of and commissioning of the ve-
neer plant completed and the
construction of lhe third barge
started, the minister said.
With respect to the ratio of
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year the number of expatriates
should be 57 while locals should
reach a minimum of 360.
He added that monitoring of
the implementation of these
plans has already begun by the
Guyana Forestry Commission
"In our deliberations today,
we need to examine the practice
within the context of our long
term objective of enhancing eco-
nomic, social and ecological ben-
efits through sustainable forest
management, while at the same
time being cognisant of the re-

alities of the sector. As practi-
tioners, you would be all too fa-
miliar with the challenges of the
availability and cost of timber
production, transformation and
transportation coupled with the
technological ability to produce
to specification," Persaud de-
He added: "Clearly, there is
a need to articulate a policy po-
sition based on sustaining
growth while at the same time
arriving at a consensus position
on short, medium and long term
actions to expand the benefits
that stream from forest indus-
President of the Forest
Products Association (FPA).
Mr. David Persaud, alluding to
the potential of the forestry
sector to contribute to the na-
tional economy, said that for
last year, earnings from export
of forestry products sur-
passed those of rice, and it
was something that the for-
estry industry was working on-

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prisoner found

hanging in New

Amsterdam cell
A SURINAMESE remanded to the New Amsterdam Prison
on a charge of unlawful possession of ammunition, was
found hanging in his cell yesterday morning, the Guyana
Prison Service reported.
It saw iJael Patha allegedly committed suicide by hanging
while in a one man cell.
The prisoner was last seen alive in his cell at about 05:00h
yesterday when a security check was made in the confinement
area in which he was located, the Prison Service said.
"At 06:20h, during the checking of the prisoners' tally, the
prisoner was found hanging from the ceiling of his cell with a
piece of his bedding tied around his neck."
The Prison Service said Police at the New Amsterdam Sta-
tion were immediately summoned to investigate the prisoner's
Patha. a national from Paramaribo, Suriname, was placed in
the New Amsterdam Prison on November 16, 2006 charged with
unlawful possession of ammunition.
He was also charged on January 24 with escaping from law-
ful custody when he at'lmpted to escape from prison officers
while attending a medical clinic outside of the prison.
When he was remanded, his age was given as 21 years old.
The Prison Service said it was reported that the prisoner
never exhibited any suicidal tendencies prior to this tragic inci-
He last attended court last Wednesday and was due to re-
turn on February 21.
Efforts are being made to contact Patha's next of kin,
the Prisonm S;rvice said.

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.Association is due lor an election date and they are
herb\ hcing askcd to update their membership prior to
this election

Members are asked to meet with the Treasurer at John
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1Brbice on Tuesday. I ebruarv 20. 2007 between 8AM to
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007 9

The Deputy


SOME people are born with
so great a talent for brazen
effrontery that they have no
choice but to become politi-
One such is Australia's
prime minister, John Howard,
who intervened in the U.S.
presidential race last week to
warn Americans not to vote for
the Democrats in general, and
Barack Obama in particular.
Obama, declaring his candi-
dacy for the Democratic presi-
dential nomination, said that
U.S. troops should be out of
Iraq by March, 2008. John
Howard, who faces an election
campaign himself later this
year, seized on Obama's re-
marks to restate his own fer-
vent support for the Bush ad-
ministration strategy that cre-
ated the Iraq quagmire in the
first place.
He said that Obama's Iraq
policy "will just encourage
those who want to completely
destabilise and destroy Iraq.
and create chaos and a victory
for the terrorists in Iraq to hang
on and hope for an Obama vic-
tory." (Even in his mangled
syntax, he sounds much like
President George W. Bush.)
Thus far, however,
Howard's remarks remained
within the bounds of normal po-
litical discourse. If some Aus-
tralian voters believe that the in-
vasion of 2003 did not already
"completely destabilise and de-
stroy Iraq and create chaos."
and that only a U.S. withdrawal
would bring about that outcome,
then they are free to vote for
Howard, and he is free to solicit
their votes. He even stands a
decent chance of winning, since

the average Australian knows no
more about the realities of the
Middle East than the average
Iraqi knows about Australian
But then Howard contin-
ued: "If I were running al-Qaeda
in Iraq, I would put a circle
around March 2008 and be pray-
ing as many times as possible
for a victory not only for
Obama but also for the Demo-
Never mind the usual guff
about "al-Qaeda in Iraq," as ii
that particular strand of Arab
radicalism dominated the resis-
tance to foreign occupation in
Iraq indeed, as if the "terror-
ists in Iraq" were a cause rather
than a consequence of the U.S.-
UK-Australian invasion of the
The point is that Howard
was telling Americans how to
vote. and foreign leaders are not
supposed to do that.
Nobody in the United
States will lose much sleep over
Howard's intervention. Indeed.
most Americans are probably
unaware that Australia still has
a token troop contingent in Iraq,
and don't even know John
Howard's name. The White
House will certainly not rebuke
him for urging Americans not to
vote Democratic.
Besides. it is far too late for
Howard to admit that the whole
iraq fiasco was a blunder and
still hope to survive politically.
Like Bush in Washington and
Prime Minister Tony Blair in
London, he has nailed his
colours to the mast (though it
is far from certain that he will
voluntarily choose to go down
with the ship).


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rant, and what it reveals about
Australian defence policy. "I
think it's flattering that one of
George Bush's allies on the
other side of the world started
attacking me the day after I an-
nounced," Obama said. "I would
also note that we have close to
140,000 troops on the ground
now, and my understanding is
that Mr. Howard has deployed
1,400, so if he is to fight the
good fight in Iraq, I would sug-
gest that he calls up another
20,000 Australians and sends
them to Iraq. Otherwise it's just
a bunch of empty rhetoric."
Howard replied that the
Australian deployment was a
"very significant and appropri-
ate contribution," given the
country's small population.
Really? The United States has
about 300 million people; Aus-
tralia has about 20 million, or
one-fifteenth as many. So a
"very significant and appropri-
ate contribution" by Australia
would be one-fifteenth of
140,000 troops (or 160,000, ac-
tually, since the United States is
now sending another 20.000

troops into Iraq).
One-fifteenth of 160,000
American troops would be
around 10,600 Australian
troops, not 1,400. It's all ges-
ture politics and political pos-
turing but then, so is Aus-
tralian defence policy in gen-
The key turning point in
modern Australian foreign
policy was the realisation.
some time in 1942 or 1943, that
the British empire could no
longer defend the country, and
that the only big country that
might be willing to assume that
role was the United States. So
the question became, and has
remained, how to guarantee
that the United States will
come to Australia's aid in an
emergency, even if America's
own vital interests are not di-
rectly involved.
There is no good answer to
this question, but it would ob-
viously help if Australian
troops show up to help when-
ever the United States gets in-
volved in a war anywhere in
Asia and that includes the
Middle East.
However, this policy is too
demeaning to national pride to

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"Communist threat" in Vietnam,
the "terrorist threat" in Iraq.
And the actual troop commit-
ment is kept as small as pos-
sible, in order not to rouse pub-
lic opinion against it.
Australians have fortu-
nately never had the occasion to
find out whether volunteering to
be America's "deputy sheriff'
in Asia would really produce the
desired U.S. response if
Australia's own interests were
threatened, but this notion re-
mains at the heart of Australian
defence policy.
If the United States invaded
Mars, Australia would send a
battalion along to guard the sup-
ply depot.

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London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.)

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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007

The Church and

POVERTY is an inescapable
reality in the present.
Within the 10/40 window is
located 80% of the world's poor
and 18 of the 40 least devel-
oped countries. In the Philip-
pines, for example, about 43%
are living below the poverty
The last figure we received
on Guyana says 35% of
Guyanese are living below the
poverty line.
Leslie Newbiggin from
Grand Rapids, Michigan puts it
very succinctly. "During the
past three decades, the gap in
income between the richest and
the poorest billions of the
world's population was esti-
mated to have widened by a fac-
tor of 500 percent". ('The Open
Secret', 1995). The United 1ra-
tions Development Programme

states that 30 years ago the
poorest 20 per cent of the
world's population earned 2.3
per cent of the world's income.
Now they earn only 1.4 per
cent and that amount is declin-
ing". ('A Global Poverty Trap',
July 2, 1996).
The stark reality is that the
ugly faces of poverty stare at us
everywhere. The countries that
1 referred to earlier are social
volcanoes waiting to erupt into
tragic proportions unless some-
thing is done to alleviate pov-
erty and bring about a climate
of economic sufficiency. But
what really is economic suffi-
Economic sufficiency does
not mean that all will be rich. I
know this comes as a terrible
shock to some very faithful
Christians, who have been told

time and time again, that God
wants you to be rich.
Well, sorry to disappoint
you, but that is not necessarily
so. What we are guaranteed is
His blessing, which is not nec-
essarily wealth or riches, but
rather an invisible state of be-
ing where favour is on your life,
or it is the supernatural empow-
erment to succeed.
Anyway, there are many
variables to consider, such as
differences in personalities,
skills, resources and culture that
will result in unequal productiv-
ity or scales of economy.
God told his people Israel
that "There shall be none poor
among you" (Duet. 15:4); yet He
also said "the poor will never
cease to be in the land" (Deut,
15:11). Massive poverty is a
stark reality in our world. And

The Ministry of Agriculture is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill
the vacant positions of Regional Coordinators in its Extension Services Unit.


Applicants should possess the following:
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture or Veterinary Medicine:
At least five (5) years experience in the Extension Field;
Good written and oral Communication skills.

Acopy of thejob description can be obtained from the office of the Permanent SeLretary.

Kindly submit applications and Curriculum Vitae in triplicate. not later than March 7,
2007 to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road

TAKE NOTICE there will be publicly sold to the highest bidder at
Georgetown Magistrate's Court Yard on Tuesday, 20"' February,
2007 at 10:00a.m. of the following viz:-

1. One Freezer Serial No. 4230259 Model No. FCX505
2. One Fan Sankey Model No. QB-60
3. One Meat Cutter Model No. M220/S Serial No. 220D9521457
4. One West Bend Coffee Maker
5. Two large Gas Bottles
6. Two Food Show Cases
7. One Scale
8. One six- burner Gas Stove
9. (2) Two Chicken & Chips Fries i ith pans
10. One Dako (2)- Burner Stove

DAVID CI AND Defendant

Termn- of Sale. ....Cash
P!hi,- '-, auci,:lmn Saile D,,'-\

E i1U R Registrar
Supreme C (uri ofJudi atturc

since redemption i^ yr
is also restoration,
then the deviation
between the ideal
and reality be-
comes a church
agendum for ac-
An effective
response to pov-
erty begins with
analysis of the
many causes of
poverty. In a
fallen world, pov-
erty can be self
caused (laziness, greed, foolish-
ness, short-sightedness), im-
posed (oppression and injus-
tice), or due to sin or religious
error and natural calamities.
Clearly we see that the solution
is not just relief but transforma-
tion of personal values and
structural evils.
Christians have a responsi-
bility to deal with these root
causes of poverty and become
Across two millennia the
churches and Christian humani-
tarian agencies have worked
hard to alleviate poverty wher-
ever they are found. At a na-
tional level more local churches
need to strategically implement
effective programmes on pov-
erty reduction, community de-
velopment and social action.
Work and production are part of
God's means to provide for his
creation. Thus compassion for
others, irrespective of colour,
class or creed must not be ne-
glected. Christians should not
close their hands to their
neighbour in need (Eph.4:28)
The dignity of human
labour, the pursuit of produc-
tivity, and the compassion to
help the poor have been con-
tributory factors in the develop-
ment of the middle class which
in turn, is the common denomi-
nator for viable democracies in
the world.

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Micah the prophet sums it
up well: "And what the Lord
requires of you but to do jus-
tice, to love kridness, and to
walk humbly: with your
God?"(Micah 6:8). This eco-
nomic goal is bdth a religious and
political concerh.'The two poles
of biblical teaching focus on the
great danger of acquiring wealth
for our own enjoyment, on the
one hand and on the other, ad-
dressing the needs of the poor.
It demands therefore that
those who have wealth should
share with the poor in a "hands
up" way and not in a "handout"

way so that the poor works
themselves out of poverty with
Davis Landis, professor of
history and economics 'at
Harvard, observes: "History tells
us that the most successful cures
for poverty come from within
foreign aid can help but like
windfall wealth, can also hurt. It
can discourage effort and plant a
crippling seed of incapacity.
There is an African saying, "the
hand that receives is iaways un-
der the one that gives't.
For us as Guyanese, what
we must encourage and celebrate
is work, thrift, honesty, pa-
tience and tenacity. Wei are
grateful for the foreign aid, but
we also must do all we can to
retain our dignity. Let us Wprk
hard, work together, work with
a sense of national pride,' that
we once again will become the
pantry of the Caribbean.
Georgetown can become the
Manhattan of the Caribbean
(economically speaking).
It is a great dream. But
then small dreams have never
provoked revolutions.

Subhan appointed

GINA Director
MR. NEAZ Subhan has been appointed Director of the Gov-
ernment Information Agency tGINA), the agency an-
nounced yesterday.
"Dr. Prerm liisir is the Head of ihe Press and Public Af-
fairs Unit in the Office of the President, and in that capacity.
oversees the operations of GINA", the agency said.
Subhan joined GINA in 2002 and was later.reassigned to
the Guyana Television (GTV), now the National Communica-
tions Network (NCN), to assist in the operations of the entity.
Prior to his appointment as Director of GINA, Subhan
was Special Events Coordinator of NCN, which saw an in-
crease in liye broadcasting of national events emanating
from that entity, the agency said.

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority invites applications for the vacant posts
(a) Corporate Secretary
(b) Human Resource Officer


(a) Corporate Secretary

Degree in Public Management or Law or equivalent with a minimum of five years
experience in Semi-Go\ ernmnent Management.

(b) Human Resource Officer

l.)egree in Public M;n!agn emnllt \\i lli a minimum of Ii\c years experience in
Personnel Ma' :;!!;!mii and uli' Devetxlopment.

Detailed .ob Descriplion.Job Specilicl aion can be uplifted lrolm the ChieFl I.xccutive
Officer. National Drainage and Ilrriati on Au thority.

Please submit applications not later than March 12, 2007 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and irrigation Authority
Ministry of Agriculture Compound
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road


SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007 11


'Speech is silence,
silence is
golden...Speech is time,
silence is eternity'

Someone said, 'The
good Lord gave us two
ears and one mouth so
we may listen twice as
much as we speak".

"A diplomat sits in
silence watching the
world with his ears".
L. Samson

THE culture of noise has be-
come so pervasive that there
is little thought to the impor-
tance of silence and what it
means physiologically, psy-
chology and even spiritually.
Perhaps we ought to step
back and examine the road we
are tramping as danger lurks
ahead. The loud conversation
and the irritating music demand

that we do a reality check.
Silence in this instance may
not necessarily mean no words
or no speech. It may be limited,
or no speech, non-verbal rather
than verbal.
The problem with silence is
that in daily life it is not part
of planned activity. Each mo-
ment is filled with physical or
mental activity and yet rest

may be associated with silence.
The problem has significantly
increased with the music at pri-
vate and public functions. One
cannot hold a normal conversa-
tion because the sound is deaf-
ening. Mini-buses blast their
music and few are willing to
This is all happening as the
noise problem becomes a pub-
lic nuisance. Loud noise can se-
riously affect the mechanisms
of the inner ear.
In regular everyday conver-
sation, the silent individual may
not necessarily be the articulate
one, but it does appear so. As
he listens, smiles, frowns, or
shows any attentiveness, he
seems to be the intelligent one.
In a group the silent person, the
listener, would be deemed the
intelligent one.
A silent person is often
perceived as the one with some
sense of character, as opposed
to some who speak all the time
- a case of verbal diarrhoea. He
may even seem more honest.
Someone who is more silent is

likely to have a different per-
sonality and perceived with
favourable content to his char-
As such, respect is offered
to his comments because of the
perception he has built. The si-
lent one often is seem as the
strong one.
A well-developed skill in
counselling and psychotherapy
is the use of silence and listen-
ing. The atmosphere is one that
is non-threatening and the envi-
ronment created must allow for
the client to speak his mind.
Listening is silence with a
purpose. Nodding and non-ver-
bal communication then be-
comes crucial. This is especially
true of non-directed or client-
centred therapy where the "cli-
ent" or "patient" takes the lead
because he "knows" what is
bothering him.
The therapist asks judi-
cious questions at crucial mo-
ments to allow the client to fo-
cus on the inner self and his
problems. When this seems to
run out, the silence may become
deafening. The counsellor should
not be in a rush to fill the si-
lence. The client would want to
fill that gap when crucial infor-
mation is developed.
Alternative medicine guru,
Deepak Chopra, claims that in
his style of meditation it is one
of silence. "I am just not doing
anything. I am engaged in get-
ting the normal activity of the

mind turned into silence...l am
getting past the inner noise of
thought and feelings in order to
reveal what the silent witness
inside me is really like".

This is how the mind natu-
rally opens to itself and heals
normal motion because the mind
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The incumbent will be required to plan, direct and organize the
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6 Strong leadership and Management skills
4 Capacity to co-ordinate diverse functions
6 Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills
4 A good understanding of national economic objections,
policies, programmes and perspectives

6 A Masters Degree in any Social Science
4 Post Graduate qualifications in Engineering
4 Professional qualifications in Engineering or related
management discipline

Plus ten (10) years experience at a Senior Executive Managment
level in a Business or Corporate Entity.


The remuneration is negotiable but dependent upon ,skills aidi

Interested persons should submit applicaltIon \\ itth 1 urriculum \ itae i'
reach the Permanent Secretary. Minister\ t lIlofs H n'. and Water. 23-
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2007 at 15:00 h (3:00 pm).

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All pensions that were in payment as at 31"' December, 2006 will be
increased by 5% effective January 1, 2007.

The minimum amount of Old Age and Invalidity Pensions will be increased
from $12,700.00 to $13,335.00 per month.


Effective March 1, 2007

From $99,312.00 to $104,278.00

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These increases are as a consequence of the increase in the minimum
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12 ,-._s y DAY CHROyiCLE,.l.i~uary 18,,q07

Chinese New Year:

Bound to be another fruitful year

- Ambassador Zhang Jungao
New Year message from Mr. Zhang Jungao, Ambassador
of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of

TIME flies. The Chinese
New Year is almost upon us
New Year is a time for uni-

versal joy and good wishes. In
China, people will rush back
home for family reunions no
matter where they are. Friends

and neighbours will exchange
good wishes for the coming year
whenever they meet.
Here, I would like to take
this opportunity to extend my
best wishes to all Chinese in
Guyana for a happy Spring Fes-
tival and a prosperous New
Year. I would like to extend my
best wishes to Guyana for a
rapid economic development
and substantial improvement of
people's living standards in the
coming year.
It is also a time to bid fare-
well to the old year and welcome
the new year. It is a time for
many to take stock of the past
year and make plans for the new
Last year saw the continued
development of friendly rela-
tions and the further deepening
of the economic cooperation be-
tween China and Guyana. The

Guyana International Confer-
ence Centre will be completed
and handed over to the
Guyanese Government. The
seventh batch of medical per-
sonnel has arrived and started
their service.
The Skeldon Sugar Factory
Modernisation Project began
construction and is now in a
full-fledged period. Last year
also saw a breakthrough of co-
operation between the private
sectors of both countries in pro-
moting the economic develop-
ment in Guyana spearheaded by
Bosai and Bai Shan Lin. Last
year was a fruitful year in the
history of the friendly relations
between China and Guyana.
The new year will be the
35th anniversary of the estab-
lishment of diplomatic relations
between our two countries. It is
an auspicious moment to further

strengthen our cordial relations
and translate it into broader co-
operation. We will host a big cel-
ebration to mark the 35th anni-
versary of the establishment of
the diplomatic relations. We will
promote the high level friendly
visits and broaden the exchanges
between our two peoples. We
will further strengthen the coop-
eration and coordination in inter-
national affairs between our two
We will witness the comple-
tion of construction of the
Skeldon Sugar Factory. We will
also welcome the arrival of the
first Chinese volunteers and ge-
ologists. The new year is
bound to be another fruitful
Finally, let us join to-
gether in wishing the flower
of Sino-Guyana friendship
full blossom in the new year.

Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary,
Public Service Ministry, 164 Waterloo Street, Georgetown and/or
the Scholarships Department, Training Division, D'Urban Street and
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Government of India is offering a
limited number of Scholarships at the Master's Degree Level in the following priority
fields commencing in 2007'2008 academic year.

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and modernisation of the local
forestry sector to make it more
President of the Guyana
Manufacturers and Services As-

(From page 11)
moves back and forth.
There are various layers to the mind (S. Freud) and each
layer peels off to reveal a new more silent itself. The vehicle to
teaching that inner self is meditation and the use of the mantra
is vital (Benson). "I began like a normal thought but fades to
fainter and fainter degrees of sound without getting lost and
until it disappears entirely leaving the mind in complete silence".
Jesus is said to have removed himself from his disciples,
retreating to the silence of the mountain top during his trans-
figuration. The Prophet Muhammad gained enlightenment in a
similar manner. Lord Buddha did so under the banyan tree.
Silence as a form of human activity has implications
for the physiological self such as body renewal, rest and
sleep; for the psychological self it is character builder, and
spiritually, a revealing of the inner self for psychological
and spiritual well-being.

(From page eight)
for some time.
He also appealed for greater
financial incentives for retooling

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sociation (GMSA), Mr. George
Robinson said that because of
concerns about the inadequacy
of raw materials for those in-
volved in the manufacturing
sector, along with some other
irritants, his association wrote
President Bharrat Jagdeo to
meet him.
While they were not suc-
cessful in having a forum with
him they are grateful to having
such a forum to have their con-
cerns dealt with, he said.
Chairman of the GFC
Board, Mr. Tarachand Balgobin
stressed that the aim with re-
spect to the forestry industry is
not to only increase its contri-
bution to the GDP but also to
increase employment opportu-
nities, production and produc-
tivity and enhance the welfare
of people.
He said that to heighten
the efficiency of the forestry
sector, new forestry legisla-
tion and revenue structure
are imminent.







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14 -SUNDAY-CHRONICLE February' 8, 2)7'

BE TRUE AMBASSADORS: a section of the volunteers at yesterday's session.

VOLUNTEERS CHARGE: Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony gives the
charge to the volunteers yesterday.

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By Mark Ramotar
MORE than a thousand volun-
teers were yesterday officially
charged with being true am-
bassadors of this country as
they strive to make a differ-
ence in ensuring that the ex-
pected influx of tourists for
the Cricket World Cup
(CWC) tournament will leave
with an unforgettable experi-
ence of what true Guyanese
hospitality is all about.
The volunteers, recruited
specifically for the CWC tour-
nament, were also urged to
maintain a friendly and hospi-
table attitude that will portray
a good image to the thousands
of visitors expected during the
mega event Guyana and several

other countries of the Caribbean
will be hosting in a few weeks.
The underlying theme of
patriotism, passion and trust as
the volunteers showcase to the
world the renowned Guyanese
hospitality, was emphasized by
Minister of Culture, Youth and
Sport Dr. Frank Anthony, at an
orientation workshop for the
Guyana Volunteer Programme,
at St. Stanislaus College on
Brickdam, Georgetown.
The programme involves
more than 1,000 volunteers and
it is the first initiative in
Guyana that comprises so many
for a single event.
It was developed under the
auspices of President Bharrat
Jagdeo and stemmed from an ac-
tivity last year to enlist a maxi-

mum of 350 volunteers for the
CWC event. More than 750 ap-
plications were received for that
programme and the government
embarked on the development of
a special volunteer programme.
The volunteers will partici-
pate in various sectors prepar-
ing Guyana for hosting CWC
and will be geared to provide
necessary assistance and infor-
mation to foreign and local visi-
Anthony highlighted the
important role that each volun-
teer will have to play as hosts
and ensuring that visitors are
impressed with what Guyana
has to offer.
He noted that construction
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Volunteers ...

(From page 14)

of the new cricket stadium at
Providence, East Bank
Demerara, provision of ad-
equate transportation and secu-
rity, are some aspects to pre-
pare for CWC but said the atti-
tude and image portrayed by
Guyanese is another critical
The minister further stated
that the government has plans
to continue the Guyana Volun-
teer Programme after CWC so
that the services and talents of
the volunteers can be utilised in
other events.
"Cricket is the catalyst for
this event and I want to use this
opportunity to tell you how
much we have done in terms of
organising this mega event...we
built a stadium from cane fields
and within two short years we
hate a brand no -ijadiuni .i
Pr>:' idence regardcdJ : one ,.,f
the be.t in mtre Caribbean. A.n-
ihon,, posited
'But ipa Iri:.m r i Ii, beiufli-
rul stadium anid nice ,utfieldand i
beauiitul pitch that h,'unce and
hate all the nric thing. and ,:
on t [ake a j I ni''rce 1'' '. i a-
nize such a rmeg e'.crii t hen one
con.inders the lo'gitica.l a:rran;Pe-
nlei' in% lo\ In2 Ir.rir poin .illlt n
afccnihodt[Ianol. ;,ectUrt ind
fe'.. other ihil'vn '

Anthony also told the vol-
unteers that despite the chal-
lenge of working with different
people from different organiza-
tions, they must all come to-
gether and "in one confident
voice, say we are ready for these
games in Guyana".
"I am proud to say to you
that we are ready and prepared
to host matches in the Cricket
World Cup (CWC) tournament
in Guyana."
He also told the large gath-
ering that their role as volunteers
is "very, very important." "I
cannot overstate that fact be-
cause if one tourist or one visi-
tor has a bad experience here,
then they will go back and tell
a lot of people and that will
have a multiplying effect."
"We have to make sure that
the experience that visitors get
here is an unforgettable experience,
and thai i-s k ik \',i .iare hCere 1i.
help thjlat perm.,n : L-I-t that LIlI:[r-
_'eninbtle Gu, 'C, an.e S epmen ee "
Chiet E\ecuiI\c Ollicer of
thie L,c l (Nr.injt'rU. Coninit-
ice iLOC(i Mr Kjrari Sinch.
:ird Director ,[l the Gu', na
T.o.ur mi -\thrio l', i(31- i k
InJdira .nAnrindi jit lo miploh'red
the \olunriee' io prepare them
elI.e- tirr all the challcnee: I,-
.'claled .' ilh their 'JutLic .ind to
S,:rcone lithc nariridlit ,t espcciall%

stern in her charge to the volun-
teers to ensure that they present
themselves in a good and profes-
sional manner at all times.
"I know going and standing
out there is not an easy job;
you have to be prepared to talk
to people, but it's all about na-
tional I would like to
appeal to you that,yod are em-
barking on a very important
progranme and the service you

deliver and the image you
project is what people will re-
member for a very long time."
She also thanked the volun-
teers for being a part of the
programme, saying "I know that
you will do our country proud".
"You have to, at all times,
be a professional you must
look good, smell good, brush
your have to be tidy
at all times because these things

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matter; so don't stand at the
street corner digging 'boo-boo'
from your eyes..."
Coordinator of the Guyana
Volunteers Programme, Mr.
Majeed Hussein, said the re-
sponse to the scheme was over-
whelming, with more than 1,000
persons applying to be volun-
teers in a relatively short space
of time.
He said there will be 39 in-

formation, booths around
Georgetown and about 15 medi-
cal tents and persons have vol-
unteered to work in those areas.
"We have already
mapped out the areas where
we will be setting up these
booths and tents and we have
also received the necessary
permission from City Hall,"
Hussein told the Sunday

Vacancies J

Persons to manage specific

Hardware Department at

our Houston Complex.
Must have minimum 3 years
Sales & Marketing experience.
Qualifications: Five (5) Passes at
C.X.C including Maths & English.
Diploma in Marketing from U.G.

Attractive Salary offered.

Please Send your applications
to: The Personnel Department
Lot 1 block x Houston Complex E.B.D
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Best Sales Performers
Dianard Phatandain (Area Manager),
Sewhnarine Persaud (Sales Rep.)
and Kamptan Shivsankar (Sales Assistant)



Best Sales Performers
Prem Hansraj (Area Manager),
Satrohan Dhanraj (Sales Rep.)
and Samad Gafoor (Sales Assistant)


Best Sales Performers
Anil Hulasie (Area Manager),
Gerald Depoo (Sales Rep.) and
Roopchan Harinarine (Sales Assistant i -not in photo


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By Shawnel Cudjoe

ROSALINE King last Monday
celebrated her 102nd birthday
surrounded by family and
friends, some of them flying
in from the United States for
the extra special occasion.
"Teacher Rose', as she is
fondly called, resides at Lot 57
Ogle Street, Triumph. East Coast
Demerara, and had just one re-
quest for the day a nice meal
of her favourite dish stewed

Teacher Rose on her
birthday Monday

"I am not going to eat unless
I get my liver stew," she declared
during the interview with this
Rosaline lona King, born
February 12, 1905. is the oldest
living person in Beterverwagting/
Triumph. Her parents were Jo-
seph and Mary King. She was
the eighth of 10 children seven
girls and three boys.
She is the mother of one son,
Clement, 75, who resides in En-
gland. Ms. King has two grand-
children, but unlike most people
who live to reach her age, she has
no great grandchildren.
Former caretaker, Audrey
Daly, felt it necessary that
Teacher Rose's story reach the

newspaper. After all, it is not
very often people live to reach
that age and so she contacted
the Sunday Chronicle and asked
for us to pay her a visit.
On Monday, Teacher
Rose was surrounded by
loved ones and although she
is bedridden. since suffering
from a stroke last month, she
is still quite vocal and noth-
ing is wrong with her eye-
sight either.
"You are resembling my
Clement", she remarked to our
photographer after spotting him
from afar. And she maintained
that throughout the interview.
The name 'Teacher Rose'
was bestowed upon her because

she spent 40 years in the
teaching profession. Among
the many schools which were
privileged to have her, were the
St Mary's Anglican and La
Bonne Intention Secondary.
Teacher Rose even gave a
rendition of her favourite
poem, "When I Was A Baby".
complete with all the action.
But she was unable to
carry on a long conversation be-
cause of her hearing problem
and ill health.
"It should have been a
couple of years ago. and I
would have had you here for
a couple well hours," she
told this reporter with a

Two of her nieces, Dolly and
Dottie, who came in from the
U.S. for the occasion, said they
would really like to have a
wheelchair for the elderly woman
since she can no longer move
They said they usually
visit Guyana around her
birthday and take her to lunch
to celebrate the special occa-
sion. However. this year
they were unable to do so
even though Teacher Rose had
requested to be taken to
Ocean View, Hotel.
Instead, they cooked food
at home and helped Teacher
Rose celebrate her 102 birth-
day quietly.

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WASHINGTON, (Reuters)'-
Pop star Britney Spears got
ready for the weekend by
shearing all her hair off and
dropping by a Los Angeles tat-
too parlour, where she
quickly drew a crowd, .
The Friday evening visit to
the "Body and Soul" tattoo
shop in the Sherman Oaks dis-
trict of Los-Angeles came on the
same day People magazine and
other entertainment .media re-

ported that Spears, 25, had re-
cently entered .a rehabilitation
centre in Antigua and checked
out a day later.
Spears representatives
could not be reached for com-
ment on the rehabilitation re-
'ports, but the Access Holly-
wood entertainment news out-.
let cited a representative deny-
ing them and saying she was
npt in rehab.
Los Angeles television sta-

tion KABC showed video of
Spears entering the parlour with
a small tattoo visible on the
back of her neck and her head
completely bare. People maga-
zine carried a picture of her
shearing her locks herself, with
an electric clipper at a hair sa-
Tattoo artist Max Gott told
the station Spears got a
"dainty" new tattoo. "She got
some cute little lips on her wrist

- red lips, a little pink," he
Outside, police controlled a
large crowd of onlookers and
cleared the way for her to leave.
Spears reached pop stardom
with hits such as "Oops!.. Did .
it Again," and developed a repu-
tation for a reckless spontane-
ity, including her two-day mar-
riage to a childhood friend.
A mother of two young
sons, Spears has acknowledged
her image had taken a beating in
recent months. She has become
a regular fixture on the circuit of
big-city U.S. nightclubs since her
split in November from husband
and former backup dancer Kevin
Spears was repeatedly pho-
tographed in December climbing
out of automobiles without
wearing underpants while in the
company of celebrity Paris
Spears and Hilton recently
made the cover of Newsweek
magazine with a story headlined
"The Girls Gone Wild Effect"
and a poll of readers who said
celebrities like them were hav-
ing too much influence on
young girls.
In January, Spears posted a
message on her Web site ac-
knowledging the negative pub-
licity while writing, "I look for-
ward to coming back this year
bigger and better than ever and
to reaching out to my fans on a
more personal level."
Her Web site,, was
down on Friday, apparently
being revamped.

1st Place Prem Hansraj, Area Manager; Satrohan Dhanraj, Sales Representative (Georgetown)
2nd Place Dianand Phatandain, Area Manager; Sewhnarine Persaud, Sales Representative (E.C.D)
3rd Place -Anil Hulasie, Area Manager; Mohamed Yacoob, Sales Representative (Berbice)

Best Sales Performance
In photo above (L-R): Prem Hansraj, Satrohan Dhanraj, Dianand Dhatandain, Sewhnarine Persaud,
S Anil Hulasie, Mohamed Yacoob,
Awardees not in photo: Samad Gafbor (Sales Assistant 1st Place);.Kamptan Shivsankar (Sales Assistant 2nd Place)
& Andrew Rachpaul (Sales Assistant 3rd Place)

To all of our .olued
Customers arn : .

The Boar
Of all God's Chilhrinr
I have the purest IhirLt
With innocence and ftltll
-I walk-in Love's IitOteci; Lc l ht.
By giving of myslrt li telu
SI am richer and twice Ilest.
Bonded to all mnankind Il
common fellowship.
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2nd Publication
2007. NO. 28. BERBICE.
JURISDICTION). In the matter
of tiiie Hiah Court Act, Chapter
3:02 .- And In the matter of
the Infancy Act, Chapter 3:02
and the Rules of the Court. -
And In the matter of the
Inherent Jurisdiction. And -
In the matter of the infant:-
born on the 11"' September,
1996 And In the matter of
an Application by LAVERN
FRASER. Somewhere in
Guyana TAKE NOTICE that
an Application by way of
Summons with Affidavit in
Support for Custody of the child
on the 11'" day of September,
1996. has been filed in the
High Court Registry, New
Amsterdam.. Berbice. by
POLLARD of 15 Adelphi
Village. East Canje, Berbice,
AND UPON Application in
person or by letters to Mr.
Ramesh C. Rajkumar, Attorney-
at-law of Lot 8 St. Ann Street,
New Amsterdam, Berbice, a
sealed and certified copy of the
said Summons with Affidavit
in Support will be sent or
delivered to you. If on or before
the 20' day of February, 2007,
no Application has been made
nor Appearance entered the
Court may proceed to hear the
said Summons and pronounce
Judgment in you absence not
withstanding. This matter is
returable for Tuesday, the 20";
day of February, 2007. at
9.a.m. Dated this 16" day of
February, 2007.BY THE

in air brushing, manicure,
pedicure. facial, waxing, etc.
Also crash courses available
Tel. 619-8780
INDRA'S Beauty Salon.
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave. straightening. facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on-nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-1601.
day and evening classes in
cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nail artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings.Street Bourda. 223-
VIJAY'S Hair Salon, 207
Almond St., Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-0205.
Speciaise in hair cuts. cold
wave, straw curls, hair
colouring, facial, acryic and
nail design, etc.

WORK from home for USSS$$
weekly. Information? Send stamped
ernveope to Nicola Archer, P.O. Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes for
US$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
"'NTROL your income
working, from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped& self-addressed envelope
to Nathenie' Williams, PO Box
.2154 Gebrgetown, Guyana.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361. 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
PRINTER/Fax repairs &
computer repairs lasers, Hp,
Canon. Lexmark. 220-8140
220-2968. 629-2247

ARE you cursed depressed
demon possessed OR need
finance? Call Apostle Randolph
Williams # 261-6050 (20:00 h
- 23:00 h.)
360 SEALED keys of King
Solomon energizing, braking,
guide, money find, ind, mind,
domestic protection, taska
healing. 615-8757.

CARS to rent AT 192, AT
212. etc., also 4 x 4 at reasonable
rice. AC. CD. Contact Tel. 645-
677 anytime, 226-8879 after
6 prri.
DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue,
Prashad Nagar. Georgetown.
We accept Master. Visa and
American Express Cards. Phone
- 225-7126, 226-3693. Email:

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

in massage therapy offered
register now. Call 226-0210.
CXC Maths & English
classes for Jan/June 08, starting
soon. Call 227-7850 or 643-
1563. For further information.
NAIL tipping, designing,
silkwrapping, manicuring
pedicuring, courses. Register
now. Call Michelle 227-7342,
222-3263, 613-4005.
INC. Now registering for CXC oral
classes and adult conversational
classes in Qp-nish and French.
Call 231-- '..
EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079.
COMPUTER Education
Programme! To Work and Learn
offers Certificate Courses in
Computer Studies and
Dressmaking Designs with
individual guidance Part
payment plan available
(costumes, clothing and altering
done by order). Call Sumta -
231-7626, 227-6335.
Institute, 136 SI-11 :,.ad. Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587 -. ,~al-.i. courses
- Electrical wiring, electronics
air conditioning and
refrigeration, computer repairs
arid programming, Spanish,
Portuguese, nglis. n
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 starting in
February. Call 227-7850, 223-
7385. For further information.

DR. T. RAHAT, Registered
Medical Practitioner is now
located at 95 Upper Hadfield St.,
Stabroek, G/town. Tel. 233-5944
and Cell 624-1181.

Worldwide Pen Friend
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
G et .i-r ,li r 1.i),i-l II-, II,, ,j r, the
CFI-: , 1 i.unk.
Call 592-261-5079, everyday -
07:00 h to 21:00 h
SINGLE Professionals and
other employed single males
and females in search of
friendship/serious relationship.
Call the Juniorniorior/Single
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Imimeliate link. Tel 223-8237,
Meon. -- Friday 8:30 am 5prrn,
Sat. 10 am- 4pm.

NOW Open! Mac's
Communication Links Internet
Cafe', 208 Duncan Street,
Newtown. Kitty. Telephone 225-
0169. Opens- Monday to Friday
- 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Saturday
- 10 am to 10 pm. Come in and
enjoy our cheap rates for
overseas calls. Local calls also
available and browsing.


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&,:kUJ,,, q cutting down of trees,
cleaning, etc. Call The Experts

ENROL now at Soman &
Sohs Driving School, First
Federation Building Manget
Place & Croal Streei. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858. 622-2872, 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalomr
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,

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke. 615-
ARE you suffering with
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure.
Cholesterol, poor circulation,
swelling in the feet and joints,
stiffness in the hmf-trinq and
calf muscles, ,,,i ,n ,r,.neck
and shoulder and .upper and
lower back. Try a massage by a
Certified Therapist, you will get
help. #617-8480 Sally.

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

FOR professional repairs to
crash vehicle, change nose cut
front half, etc. Tel. 642-1375.
SPIRITUAL psychic and
astrologer just give me your
date of birth. Tel. 627-8280.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
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FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, "-nrni'hinrq plumbing
and ., J,iri Contact
Moharne'd on 223-9710, 614-
FOR low cost air
conditioner refrigerator.
microwave. freezer. drink cooler
repairs and servicing electrical
and solar panel installation, call
22f-4822, 231-3547.
MAKE extra money. Sign up
persons for website FREE. Get
paid .. $200 $1000 per person.
Access or knowledge of
computers not required but
welcome. 220-8140. 220-2968.
SHALSONS Diesel Service
11 Zeelugt South. EBE,
Guyana. Servicing and
~h n ii,,,,.o I'iesel fuel pumps
i 1'i r :- :i: etc. Tel. # 260-
II' 6.46-5078 Shalim.
"REPAIRS to refrigerators.
fi:-o:. washing machines, etc.
-AII ii. done on site with three
mnonir,n limited warranty. N. K.
Electr,,- l Services. Nazim Khan.
Tel.:270-4595, 626-2847.


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Immigrant Visa
D.: documentation
185 Charlotte &
King Sts.
1ai ij Building,
TIl#: 231-5442/225-
Fax#: 225-2068

i : iImmigration

We can assist you
to Migr;iv to Canada.
Skilled fwll rsws 1i n *;, *
< I.' I n -StJ s, . i..j ..
t eWork Permits.
i,.... .h ,, h Appeals
for Refused C:ses.
Visitor's Visas
( olitact
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Associates Certified
Immigration Consultants
57 t'pperr tRolb .md
Orml.Niit st' s. BoutrdM.
Tle. 225-1 54, (22-S308
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FEMALE CXC,.etc. Also
Office Driver 615-8734, 628-
VACANCIES exist 5 child
care workers, 30 55 yrs. 2
domestics. Call Samantha 220-
4981 or 624-4692.
ONE experienced Salesgirl.
one Cashier/Assistant. Apply in
person to Tiles Plus/Clippers,
40 Regent Street (Essentials
VACANCIES exist for
experienced Hair-cutters and
Barbers. Contact No. 226-2124.
226-4573 between 8:30 am and
5prri, Mo Sat.
1 MALE Cleaner, 1 male
Accounts Clerk, trainee
Machinist, trainee Electrician,
trainee Mechanic. Apply 18 23
Industrial Site Eccles, EBD.
ONE experienced Taxi
Driver, to work with taxi service.
Contact Ms. Z. Khan at 11
Thomas Street. Kitty. Tel. 226-
SEWING machine operators.
persons to draft/cut. Apply Lot D
ama Avenue, Bel Air Park. Tel.
# 225-4492, 225-9404.
MAJOR trading company
seeks Office Assistants. Minimum
qualifications: CXC English and
Mathematics 1 to 3 computer
knowledge desired but not
*compulsory. Apply Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park or Call 225-
4492, 225-9404.
upper Berbice River Logging
Camp. CAT Level 2 or CXC
Accounts with 5 yrs accounting
experience. Tel. 623-9889,
be tween 9 am and 6 pm.
LIVE-IN Staff for Clerical work
from Berbice and Essequibo.
Qualifications: CXC English and
Mathematics, 1 to 3. Apply Lot D
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park or
Call 225-4492/225-9404.
Monday to Friday. 8:30 am to 4
pm and Saturday 8:30 am to 1
pm. Boarding and lodging
CLEANING, ETC. NO computer
skills necessary. Interview. I.D.
req. 625-2710.....
more than'$50 000 monthly
working :part-time. No
.pfe. ,,- required. We
Sprovide- .trEini. Work from
hrome. Come to PROSPERITY
,CLU: SatOrdays 1 pm. 89
BicKda,' New Guyana
School Compound.
CXC/GCE Maths and English 1
& 2 also Microsoft Office. Send
application to Internet World, 16
D ...unca St., Newtown, Kitty.
FEMALE counter staff to sell
chickens, age 30 to 45 years:
one Night Guard fr Sheriff
Street area, salary 5 300; one
Driver for canter anc :an. age
30 50 years. Phone 27-8863.

ONE female Clerk and
Cosmetologist. Contact # 231-
FOR Porters. Apply
Avinash Complex Water Street.
Call 226-3361, 227-7829.
VACANCY exist for
Washbay Attendants (males &
females). Call: 625-4380.
VACANCY exists for Table-
hand at Pearl's Bakery. Tel.
PHONE 622-9961, 231-9176.
PORTERS and Salesgirls.
Contact P. Ramroop & Sons, 1
'C' Orange Walk, Bourda. Tel.
FEMALE & male to work
at car wash. Experience in
buffing an asset. Call 231-1786.
ONE able-bodiedSecurity
(well-paid) good ability and
aggression will be an asset.
One Assistant Barman and
Barman (experienced), one
Waitress. Tel. 623-7242, 226-
6527 Leonard, 8 am to 5 pm
for interview.
EXIST for Machinist.
Welder, Apprentice and one
Driver/Mechanic between ages
18 and 35 years old. Nankumar
Brijiall Weeding Machinery
and Maintenance, Anna
Catherina, WCD. Contact Tel.
276-0389, 276-0011
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to Lens.
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/
ville.MAJOR trading company
seeks Office Assistants.
FEMALE Accounts Clerk
passes Maths & English &
Accounts 2 years working
experience. Porters, apply in
person with handwritten
application to Alabama
Trading, G/town, Ferry Stelling
from 7:30 am 9:30 am, 3 pm
- 5pm. Tel. 623-1615.
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll. NIS, Filing and must
be computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
Appy in person with a written
application and two (2) references
to: Len's, 136 Sheriff & Fourth
Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-2486.

2 + ACRES in Canal # 1.
Call 222-3477 for details.
- $ 600 000. Transported. Call
NEW Hope. EBD road.
river wharf, Ig. ships, ware
house, active general store -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
G/TOWN central 4 house
lots, build foreign embassy.
international hotels $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's -
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft. Price
- $25M. Call: 612-0349.
acres farm land with creek, 10
acres: Laluni 5 acres with
creek. Call 261-5500 or 643-
EARL'S Court 2 house
lots 9 800 sq. ft., build luxurious
mansion or international hotel
S$4M/US$20 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
GREIA Friendship on
East Bank Denerara, small
cottage on land 40' x 120'
from public road to Demerara
River. Price $5M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
several lands and properties
with pool and without pool.
property with pool on 3 lots of
land. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
Charlestown $1.2M Dowding
St. $4.5M. Canal i2 $300
000 Meadow Bank (double lot)
- $5M, Diamond 70 000 &
$550 000. Call 231-6236.

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LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd. Triumph
Sideline Dam. Call 263-5338.
RESIDENTIAL plot or land
Yarrawkabra, Soesdyke,
Linden Highway $600 000
neg. Allan # 650-8850.
40 acres developed
transported land, To be sold
'en bloc' or parcels of 10 acres
$3.5 million per acre. Tel.
PARIKA business and
house lots farm plots 12 lots
of 10 000 sq. ft. $1.2M each
East Bank development
riverside and other lots EB.
Dem. 266-2111, 622-3650.
AGRICOLA on Public
Road 50' x 180'; Fifth Street
Alberttown 40' x 70'- $8M
neg. and others. Contact
Rolberts Realty, First
Federation Life Bldq. Tel. 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 -
Home, 644-2099 Cell.
Transported prime river front
land, blocks, 200 acres 440
acres 66- acres. Suitable for
any development. Serious
en uire only. Call: 592-226-
2803, mobile: 592-627-8891.
E m a i
DEM. 40 acres of prime Real
Estate. all utility services.
Rquhus Real Estate
Development 225-7662,
226-2803, 612-2204,627-
Land of Canaan river
front land and buildings wharf
front 600 ft. by 800 ft. Serious
enquire only. Rquhus Real
Estate Development 225-
7662 22-2803 612-2204,
SOESDYKE 116 acres
transported land for
agricultural, animal farm,
resort. Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662,
226-2803. 612-2204, 627-
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.
DUNCAN Street $15M.
Queenstown 100 x 100 $35M,
Kingston, opposite next door
to Prime Minister office $50M
neg., 100 x 100 Bel Air
Springs -$ 50M double lot.
KEYHOMES- 615-8734, 628-
acres River/Road Fr-nfi-_.
Ideal for location for ,iul :
commercial, rice bond, silo.
shipping and development.
Rqunas Real Estate
Development- 225-7662,
226-2803, 612-2204. 627-
DEM RIVER 300 acres
rich j:q,.: ..'--,' land 750
rods .1rii eek passing
through land. 5 differs.-' ,.,
types, forested port .:.11i,
sawmill. industrial.
aquaculture, agriculture.
Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662
226-2803. 612-2204, 627-
- 500 acres prime j]i.:uili,,r :
land. Creek passes -rn,:..a ri .,:1
test and wharf report available.
12 miles from Linden Access
road and water. Rquhas Real
Estate Development 225-
7662. 226-2803. 612-2204,
FRONTAGE Left Bank 195
acres rich agricultural land -
wharfage-, industrial sand
silica sand., kolein, etc. 100
acres forested access by road
to Linden. Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662,
226-2803. 612-2204, 627-
Land of Canaan, eastern
Public Road, 1 600 ft. x 3214
ft., 29 acres transported land
large house, shallow well,
future development housing
scheme, factory, poultry. Etc.
15 miles from Georgetown.
Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662,
226-2803. 612-2204. 627.
GOD Favorite Realty -
LBI. Earl Coiurt S3.5M.
Meadow Brook Gdns, corner lot
- $9M. Charlotte Street-
business property 140 x 310
only $8 Queenstown 160
xi 6 or- JSS90 000. Bel Air
Spring. one double lot left
only Call Mr. Ronald Indhal /
Ms Persaud 225-5198, 225-
3068, 622-6937.
NEW Hope 4 lots
together running side by side
close to main road 160" Y
135", can be used for
residence school h-It-! Re
transported ., .
Roberts Realty.
Federation Life iBld Cro,'
Street & Manget -"- 227-
7627 Office, 2; .7 -
Home, 644-2099 cell.

DEM RIVER, Left Bank -
300 x 9 000 transported river
frontage, mixed farm, ood soil
$18rvl neg., Silver Hill Linden
Highway, river frontage, wharf
(right 5ank Dem. River) 2
creeks, 3 types of soil timber
sand. Rquhas Real Estate
Development 225-7662 226-
2803, 612-2204, 627-8891.
$3.4M, each VERSAILLES 125'
x 67' in ated compound $5.9M,
6 lots $3M each and 5 lots,
property & rice mill Crane/La
Union $5M, 15 acres Canal No.
farming, resort sand pit,
residence LBI $2.4M, Atlantic
Gardens $6.9M, Campbellville
$10.75M, Lamaha Gardens
$14.75M, Cummings St $12M,

FURNISHED apt., Craig,
EBD. Call 266-2049 after 4 pm.
-- -7 6 R -- -v --- ----- ----- i o-
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
1-BEDROOM bottom flat.
80 Railway Line, Kitty. Call 227-
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060. 626-2066.
East Canje 2 acres, all
utility service, transported. 627-
ROOM to rent. Contact 231-
8661. 629-5064.
FURNISHED apt., Craig,
EBD. Call 266-2049 after 4 pm.
2-BEDROOM apt. in
Tuschen. Contact Shaw 629-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995 Kitty.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
KITTY. Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
La Grange 5 house lots,
road side for business or
housing. 592-627-8891.
FLAT- $30000. CONTACT 613-
ONE two-storey business
place in Regent Street. Cal!
627-8541 or 624-6432.
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
KEYHOMES 615-8734, 628-
2-ROOM to rent. upscale.
17 West Courida Park, ECD.
Apply in person.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
upper flat local/overseas rental.
Call 226-0210 from 9 am to 6
NEW spacious 2-flat 6-
bedroom concrete building. 3
bedrooms each, self-contained,
Ogle Airstrip area. Excellent
location 222-7516. 621-2891.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat
apt., Barr St., Kitty. Tel. 643-
.. .. ............................... .... . ....
adequate for visiting family. Tel.
225-9395. between 8 am and 4
2-BEDROOM apt. located
in Ogle. A!! conveniences. UG
Student preferably. Tel. 222-
PHONE 225-9944.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
ONE concrete bond 823
32' at Mc Doom :' ;:.. on "he
main highway i- .., 226-
BOTTOM flat 3-bedro'.-
$80 00C i...: '". ll :-- t
and cold. -- i o, e.
Tel. 628-6855.
ROOMS and apartmelnr-
to let on a I* -I bas, ,.
from $4 .ll 2,7-
Rice Factory piius re-idJer e
; qcres, tranlsp':-t:e. road ," i:-
est,-' -oast 627-8891 226-...r .
Modern execul e -
.j vy' property r.rsh. d NC a
:. Air Park Exrc.;;hvo ih, i
2 -;-2803

PRIME location business
space to let in Regent St.,
second building from the Mall.
Contact 225-4007.
ONE bedroom apartment to
rent from 1st March. For
information, call 226-1238. No
agent. Couple or UG Student.
for office or business $90 000:
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506,
BATH. 227-0972.
executive house unfurnished -
US$1 200 month. Norbert
deFreitas 231-1506, 642-
BEL AIR PARK apartment
2-bedroom fully furnished clean,
safe and decent G$80 000.
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506,
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled. AC, water 24
hours. etc. Price ($45 000) neg.
Call 609-8315.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.)
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
quest. Short term. Call Tel. 223-
itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.
1-BEDROOM furnished
apartment situated at 109
Carmichael Street. North
Cummingsburg,G/town. Tel #
227-4847 or648-7196.

Atlantic Gds $45,000.
Internet Caf&/Beauty
Salon (move in
condition) $40,000
Pharmacy (Move in
Condition) $60,000
Eccles 2 bedrooms,
(newly built $35,000.
Bel Air Gardens neg.
Alexander Village
Norton St. $70.000
McDoom 2 Bedroom -
.*' .,"...... .,"* "*'.s w",- '-, '.

styled apts. Suitable for a
: .i1- or single person $4
i. .' 000 per day. Call
231-6429. 622-577C.
BUSINESS flat. Barr St..
Kitty. Ideal for bond or
commercial business. No Food
or Liquor. Call 226-4014
3-BEDROOM too flat
unfurnished, recently
renovate, .,, i. .- i. $35
000 per -,..,,_r, i -, .376.
REGENT St. four-storey
fully secured building for
business or office. No
renovation needed. 642-0636.
FURNISHED rooms single
person only. At Bachelor's
Adventure. ECD. Tel. 229-649
THREE-bedroom bottom
flat at La Grange. WBD $25
000 per month. Also a Baker
Shop with equipment at La
Grange WB 25 000 per
month. tall 227-0809 or 226-
BUSINESS place $80
000 office space $30 000.
Internet Cpfe $80 000.
1, ;,'l. ,- 000. restaurant
- : ,,,, i." ,'' F.- ient St. -. $100
,',, ,- 1' 642-0636.
ONE large soacoCus
unfurnished 3-be'drooni bottorr
flat with telephone -,1 I,... I
T1_ im 'i .i

NEW 2-bedroom concrete
apartments with verandah. bay
window, tiled toilet and bath
overhead tank located in
S riu,,'.,l, ECD. Cor i -i r.
- _- ,-3173-or '.-,-
FURNiSHED self-containe(i
.r-r'm nrr-- -h-t term rental.
S, ,' : visitor, cable
TV. hot alnd cold, internet
access. Carl 233-2770. 615-
- 00 s tq. ft. ground foioa"
1 '624
1 6 2 ,.1 .

ONE bedroom to rent from
1st March. For information, call
226-1238. No agent. Couple or
UG Student.
000 SQ. FT. Queenstown, G/
town US$1 per sq. ft. neg. Lots
of parking. Tel. 624-4224
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown
residential, from US$25 per day, tong
term also available. Tel. 624-4225
QUEENSTOWN, fully funrished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ing space to rent. Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis. TeL #
226-9062, 611-0315.
ONE bottom flat apartment
to rent. Contact Miss Elizabeth
Laurie. Lot 51 Middle Road, La
Penitence. Greater Georgetown
or call 225-9144 from 9 am 5
Eccles, Diamond Alberftown.
Campbellville, furnished and
unfurnished. TEL. 226-8148,
APARTMENTS (1.2,3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000. 522 000.
$25 000, $35 000. $45 000, $50
000, Furnished $26 000 $80
000 Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
BELAirPark- fully furnished
US$1 800; Lamaha Gardens.
unfurnished US$2 000. Contact
Roberts Realty First Federation
Life Bldg. Tel. 227-7627 office.
227-3768 Home, 644-2099 -
...._-__ T___._ ------------- ie
EXECUTIVE house grilled
and meshed, hot and cold water.
telephone AC. Blygezigth
Gardens. Rent negotiate. Tel.
and four-bedroom furnished
houses and apts., suitable for
diplomatic families in residential
areas. Call 642-8725.
bedroom top flat Bent St..
Wortmanville with overhead
tank $40 000. Call 648-7504.
218-0287, 218-0392.
2-BEDROOM unfurnished
top flat C.r.- View Ave.. South
Ruim veldt i- i. F'A, I-. toilet
and bath. Cal i 619
7351. G22-1392
2-BEDROOM self-containd
apartments. Also ready made-
restaura .. e
K. Chand. -
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooni.
3 washroorrs, i g .ar .l
space @USS i.., others
,.irn ir- lanrd unfurnished. Call

IMMEDIATELY available to
professional working couple
Three-bedroom top ifat. fuily
grilled AC, overhead tank. No
pets. Public Road, Mc Doom
il-i i-- ,_rl,- I i ',.I.
US$30. CALL. 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287.
TOP FLAT semi-furnished.
3 brooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself $95 000, B. A. F -
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.
RENT a good "HOME"
available. One (1) three 33i-
bedroom top flat at 273 E La
Penitence (Lamaha Park. near
Lamaha Springs') Georgetown.
Good roads, vehicle s"-^,.
breezy verandah $55 : .-
month. Contact A.A. Fenty tel
2118808. 622-6843. 226-4764.
3-STOREY large :. i
with eighteen roois, .'.
Locence to sell alcohol. foo-
going business concern the
hoart.of G'town, well esFiabbishedi
business Five years lease
renewable. This is a money
pinner. Call or visit Pete's Real
Estate LI-,t 2 Geoiqe Street. W'
Rust ; -:'*:1.i 226-5546. 231-
3-BEDROOM house. Bel A:
Park -- US$700 4-bedroo'.
inuse, Bel Air Park -- US$1 2"G.
3-bedroonm -ijpirtrr'nt Pras'-a:
Nagar I.: ach w-i;'
: "- ; 3 b.edroo; r. K!tl
USS600 2-bcdrocom .
- USS300.) L.ttchmr n Sinoh
Realty Pho 7 .

business property, prime
location. Call 618-3920, 627-
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
ONE upstairs apartment -
three large bedrooms, water
tank, telephone, available
immediately G$50 000 per/
mth negotiable. Also one small
storage area. Contact tel. 226-
US$800: Sec. K' fur. US$1
000: Biygezight Gardens 4
master. None Tony Reid Realty.
Ms Persaud or Mr. Indhal, Mr.
Layne 225-5198/225-2626.
226-3068, 622-6402, 622-6937.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431. 270-4470.
E m a i I
1EORGETOWN High Street
"office/residence) LUS$2 500.
it 60 000, 545 000.
US500 (F/F) Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500. EAST
BANK: School $120 000.
Eccles AA (F!F) US$2 000.
Diamond US$i 500.
Herstellling S60 000. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F'. Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000 US$2 000US$1 00/
USS500. Hap;v Acres US$2
000/US$1 200/US$500, Non
Parie $35 000. Le R: i.-, r.',
USS2 500. Oqe UJS7,;,',
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 COO.
Georgetown $100 000/ $60
000. Queenstown US$2 000.
Sheriff US1 500. North Road
USS1 200. Brickdam -
-US$800, bond. restaurt--s --
Versailles execul.. u:i3
000. 3-storeyed .-'n -r. ,i'
office/bond US$1 N,-,
Park US$650. Kitt., r Jr .
Ba otvjlle $50 000 Vr.i. 'i7;
ODr. Ogle US$600. Success -
S50 000. Kersaint Pk. 45 000.
diamond $50 000.
KITTY $45 000 Civille -
Bel Air Park. New Haven US$1
400. Happy Acres, Bel Air
Eccles Lamaha Gardens.
Prashad Nagar. others. OFFICEI
Street. Kitty, Middle. Carmichael
High. Sheriff Street. others.
Public Road. Kitty 4 t. :-d:
$18M. Station Street 2 ..i
A-iant!c Gardens :'il
$24M, Reput ic Paar.- $221M
iel Air Par. $20M. Drban
Sackiard -13?M Oiueenscv.,n -
Sa5M. Ole. Hapv Acres
Street S45,' '_r.-- --, --
Road- SiM TN'2 -lP 3LE
Eniersis Seawa, $ f4M
moe- 100 4 fe8 i $2.4M
Fr endshiD Rver side .,'
st Bsan. TIMEHRI 60 acres
15'_ HJaDp:, A.reas TRIPLE
LOTS S201M others Mentorei
Singh Realty 225-1017. 623-

PROPERTY in Kuru Kururu.
Tel. # 643-0332 or 611-6303.
Friendship 2 acres road
to river, with orl buiiing
S42M. 226-2803
D'Urban Street, corner spot.
business 2-storev $14M neg.
concrete, transported, lots of
land. 226-2803.
ENTERPRISE 2-store,,
concrete. transported, lots of
land. 226-2803.
residentiai transported $2 51v1
HOUSES for sale in Berb!ce
Low income 52.5M Tel. 66- -
5661. 227-4551.
S600 0.00. TransOrtled Call
Union plot of land coom prses
six 0ots. 190 x 55 each lot
S3 5M a lot. Phone 226-2803.
Charlotte Street. business
or nesidenii.' a 2-sio re,
transported. Asinqig- S16M 226-
FOR sale r'
popery at Pubii. Roar D-
Ho:-. Mahaica. ECD. Cal! ::
South Ri;umveidt Gardea
NORTH Road two-s'orei,
i'.n e>cr llen, conodtn:n.
22-6 9.2

Vreed J-n-Hoop, ne. '.o;.<
:I 12i
;1 j *

Ketley Street giveaway-
40 x 602-storey and shop. Call
627-8891, 226-2803.
NEW D'Urban Backlands -
4-bedroom in mint of condition
- $110 00. Phone 225-11981
Adventure 440 ft. by 72 ft. -
title. Foulis 1 %4 acres, East
Coast, transported. 226-2803.
Kingston business or
residential, security, large land
space. Wright Lane.
transported. Cal 226-2803.
GREIA Section "K' over
1t.oLing Lamaha Gardens $10.
Tel 2z5-3737, 225-4398. 664-
Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise East Coast
Demerara, 2-storey concrete 5-
bedroom house. 611-8912,
BEL AIR Park $26M ne.
executive Nandy Pa:k t517M
Ecctes $17M new. KE'YHOME
- 615-8734, 628-0715.
NEW spacious 2 flat
concrete. 6 bedrooms. Ogie
Airstrip area. Reasonable offer.
222-7516, 621-2891
ONE going br',-'ne
rcm.?cF one secured t. ajuiI
i.-1 13 -, one thr'ee-edroom
house fully i.i- in New
Amsterdam. fr :' -2500.
BRICKDAM vacan 2-
storey 4-bedroom colonial
mansion. Ideal international
-'cte i-'Tiance $50M/
U'.5225 [1,r' Ederson's 226-
HAVE you tui; rci fo
sale? Eccles r.-,r G' ,lr..
etc-. ie have ,,b u S 01'3rs
Ederson's 226-5496.

i L I

''"50 ['[! ,i lcr, tCr I whri
i'a 1i20 acres prime
-3n c hCuSi_ ,.Cspital
L r'st; v R RE: 1rzt Vodarri I

S*- -,
.1 L -' r n !

ROBB Bour.
-- concrete -
Owner needs m.e-dica --
1US$225 000 Ederson's 226-
SOESDYKE Publc Ro. -
vacant 2-storoe 3 -bedroom
mansion Area for tennis
S-,- -irmi $13MtLiUS65
SEder..n's 223-5496
corner with steei frame. Ideal
S" I : hotel-
L' L ,- Er-lerson's

business investment. new 2-
storey concrete ..
' -, Edersor 2.-
vacar t 2-st .r- j
rnanslon -." ,
Ederson s -
R.' ,:. 3 2-storey
S.' I 1: I e 4-s'orey
i i $26M
Edersrn s 226--,91
C E F -5 owners i
ur r. 1 ne general
'sepirs. Our mnaqemenl
"-- axes
-:1: -,-,.-. EditEr :"s 226-

NORTH Rulrri"'e aa r.t
a-f.iai concrete b hi-' I'.ns
I -. -v e d a v -
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22 .. ....-.... '.. SUNDAY CHRONICLE, February 18, 2007

Alberttown $4/5M -
cottage, back house. 226-
ROAD $3M EACH. 226-2803.
2-BEDROOM apt. in
Tuschen. Contact Shaw -
Newtown, Kitty -
business, 8 resident
properties, good bargain.
CHURCH St., prime
business spot, opposite Bourda
Market Area. Vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
el. 226-3866.
EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedrooms and all
modern facilities. Vacant
Possession. Price negotiable.
KINGSTON near foreign
embassies, colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel.
embassies $85M/US$425
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
D'URBAN, Lodge new 2-
storey 4 2- bedroom
apartments. Monthly rents.
pays your mortgages $14M/
US$76 000. Ederson's 226-
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storey mansion. Ideal for 4-
storey international hotel area
for tennis swimming pool -
30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
CORNER 22 Fort Street
and White's Lane Kingston.
Georqetown. 2-storey concrete
4-bedroom building, 2
garages, best property in the
area, land size approx. 100
ft. x 90 ft. Overseas investor can
make offer. Phone 225-9201.
FOR sale or rental 2-
storeyed concrete business
premises with large land space
at Goed Fortuin Public Rd.
Riverside. $17M neg. Call 648-
$35M neg., Meadow Bank. 2
aoartmen s $7.2M neq.
George St. 3-bedroom $7.9M
neg., Friendship road side, 2-
fla concrete on 15 000 sq. ft.
266-2111., 622-3650.
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, four-car
garage. All modern
conveniences. security hut and
toilet, hot and cold, viewing
gallery, house 28 x 75', lan
51' x 00'.
ONE fully concrete house
in Orleander Avenue, Bel Air
Park- needs only minor repairs
$15.9M. Phone Tony Reid
Really. Ms Persaud or Mr.
Indhal. Mr. Lavne- 225-5198/
225-2626, 226-3068. 622-
6402. 622-6937.
residential area. modern
executive type house. land -
100' x 100'. concrete house -
50' x 60'. bungalow garage for
4 cars. ,p'lit level system, larqe
patio (Isf& 2nd floor. Concrete
fence 226-2803. 627-8891.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.
Charlestown, formerly Rudv's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lof -
18M neg. Contact 227-
FOR sale by owner
property at Public Road.
Convent Garden, East Bank (100
x 40) with driving and garage
for 2 cars. transported land
S30M. neg. Call 265-3575.
NEW f' c u1- fuliv
furnished. L : r central AC.
25 miles from '3' ne-'- Vo/rld.
Florida Price Uij.- 000
or neg. Phone No. 954-294-
BEL Air Park $22M.
Prashad Nagar $30M. Kitty -
S15M. OGle $20M Eccles -
Agency 225-0545, 642-

$4.9M. CALL 225-5591, 619-
PRIME Star Realty
S35.1 & S12M. Enterprise -
14' & $4.5M. Leguan
2Ci. Kingston $8M.
Pra- ad Nc ar 28M. Crai
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Good Hope. "ECD land -
100 x 42 house- 35 x 22. $9
000 000 neg. Call 226-2803.
Looking for client who
selling his/her property nation
wide or renting same. Call 226-
BEL AIR Park $26M ne.
executive Nandy Park 17&
Eccles- 17M new. KEYHOME9
- 615-8734, 628-0715.
EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedroom and all
modern facilities. Vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
bedroom house. 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, suits 2 families, property
investor 110 220v large land
space. Y. Wilson 226-2650, 229-
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BUY or sell Real Estate is
indeed a serious business. Try
to get the best advices and
guidance from reputable agent.
For sale Meadow Brook for -
24M. $15M. Grove. FBD for -
2M, $12M, 10M Craig for -
6.5M, Prashad Na aar for -
$8M $30M., $26M, $32M
Kitty for $8M $20M, $16M
$12M LBI for $6.5M, LBI for
20M, Ogle Airstrip Rd. for -
$35M, South Rd. for $12M,
Smyth St. for $14M. D'Urban
Street $10M, 15M, $20M.
Norton Street for $1M, Bel
Air for $27M, $32M, and
$16M Hadfield Street for -
8.5M, Pub. Rd., Kitty for -
22M. Section "K' C/ville for -
12M $22M. Bent Street for -
7.5M, Cummings Street for -
14M, 5' Street, Alberttown for
- $12M, Subrvanville for $16M,
Mon Repos New Scheme for -
$7.5M. concrete Camp Street for
- $45M, $25M North Rd. for -
$30M, Wellington Street for -
$60M, New Road V/Hoop. 2 two-
storey concrete for business;
residence for $45M. Courida
Park two-storey concrete!
wooden or double lots for -
$60M. Alexander Street.
business residence for $22M,
Shell Road, Kitty business
residence for $12M. GuyHoc
Park, one-storey wooden for -
$6.5M. Kinqston of $20M. Call
or visit us al Pete's Real Estate.
Lot 2 George Street. W/Rust -
226-9951. 226-5546. 231-
GOD Favourite Realty.
Oueenstown two properties in
poor condition, on large lot,
reduced to USS95 000: one
three-storey Queenstown
property on triple lot, ideal for
school, hotel US$148 000:
Prashad "l^ri -r executive
.-rD ert" L ; -i:'i 000; Kity -
.' i ., USS45 000; Lamana
Gardens large concrete house
on double o0t: 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; Republc Park only US$80
000 Email Call
Mr. RonaldT Indhal I Ms.
Persaud 225-5198, 225-3068
or 622-6937,
ONE three-bedroom
unfurnished top flat with garage
and telephone facilities. Werk-
en-Rust $65M. per mth.: one
four-bedroorn fully furnished
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 consultancv. computer
office, etc. US$550. Kingston;
office space on hiLh profile
building, Kingston 1 600 sq. ft. -
US$1 a00: office space ingood
:,:.. ,:,, Stabroek. 60 x 2 )ft. -
:'.' '.:i.'. neg.: office space,
entire building, two .loors
concrete 60 x 40 ft US$1
500: one six-room building for
prestigious office ACs,
generator US$3 000 neg.,
Lamaha Gardens: one three-
storey building together with
annexe in prime business
location Kingston US$3 000.
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-
ONE three-storey building
and annexe on land 60 x 184
ft.. Kingston $125M '"er one
five (5),-bedroom :.,no', on
corner lot, South Rumvelidt
Gardens $20M neg., one ihree-
bedroom wooden building in
ienced yard, Kitty $6M,'one
five (,i-bedroorn concrete
,; I r..-. -,r compound, Bel
-:-i,:l -.Mn $8M. rour-
r:ndoom --. and wooden
use. T : ,. $8 5iM. River
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Friendship road to river,
EBD 42 x 150 with transport.
Atlantic Garden, several
properties $14M to $50M. Only
serious buyers. 627-8891.
CHARLOTTE St., Land of
Canaan, Garden of Eden, La
Grange 25 acres of cane land.
Lombard Street, store room,
transported 226-2803. Email
GREIA large three-storey
wooden building in commercial
area between Camp and
Wellington Streets, and located
in Rob St. Price $45M. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
Call Rquhas Real Estate
Development for land or
property sales buying and
selling, is our business. 618-
3920, 226-2803. E-mail

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225-9780, 612-7377



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GREIA -- Queenstown -
Forshaw Street, large two-storey
concrete and wooden building
- 60' x 54' on land 220' x 160,
on elevated land. Price $65M.
Tel. 225-3737. 225-4398, 664
GREIA David St. $14M,
De Abreu St I. ,ii,,,,i .0Ih two
iots- S18M E rI I fin 1 Ople
-$10M. $M, Diamond, eP F.
$3M. $2M $1.5M. price :-.
Tel. 225- 737, 22 -4398.
3-BEDROOM house Pin.
Versailles. West Bank Demerara
in gated community with 24
nours security. Modern finish
throughout. Fully furnished,
fenced and landscaped. Solar
hot water, phone and all utilities.
Move in condition, immediate
possession. Phone 264-2946.
FOR sale by owner 1 2-
family home in Atlantic Gdns,
upper flat, 3 bedrooms, master
room (self contained with AC)
living and dining room, kitchen
hot and cold water. Lower flat 2
bedrooms, living room, eat in
kitchen, and washroom outside
toilet, laundry room and qaraqe
for 2 vehicles $17M. Call 220-
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 gara front
view to Public Road. Lot 6 Nandy
Park. EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 22-7806: evening -
AT Tony Reid's Realty limited
we have the best bargain-for 2007
27% 27% 27% reduction on all
properties. Prashad Na ar reduced
o 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.
Persaud I Ms Kin 225-5198,
225-3068 or 225-2626 or visit.
S34M & $29M. Nandy Park -
S30.M Diamond S4.5M to
S14.5M. Ruimzeight Garden
$31M. Enmore huge concrete
property reduced to $16.5M
Si-bryanville con double lo.
Substantial pr-opertie s .i
S' Lam aha

Le Ressouivnir & REiubic Park
whl pool Albertt.own 22.'..,2
,?u* ,i- _-1n s St. S $!2?0. Kkt- --
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4.2, TEL226-8ra 148!62 75-12.
ane blic Rd. and 3lX

S-1.75M. 11--n P;riel S4 7
,no. zndaie 1 2 ;?=*, j Q
20 i TEL 226-8148)625-1624.

Ogle Airport Road 2-storey
building with extra land $20M.
PROPERTY at Foulis
Housing Scheme, ECD. Price
negotiable.. Owner leaving
count y.Tels 615- 0054. ___
WEST COAST house lots
Pin. Union West Coast Demerara,
Road side 190 x 90, transported
each lot. 226-2803.
ANNANDALE two-storey
three-bedroom house and land
- 50 x 100 new remodel. Asking
- 4.9M. Call 225-5591, 61 -
SALE by owner large two-
storey wooden concrete building
in George Street, Newburg.
Residential/ commercial
possibilities. Call 226-0210.
FOR sale by owner -
property on Eccles Public Rd..
2-storey concrete house 5
bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, office
area, bond area, open shed
area, drive-in garage and lots
of yard space. Ca 233-2423,
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house and land for sale, situate
at Lot 834 Yarrawkabra, East
Bank Demerara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24 ft., size of land 200'
x 130.7 201.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002.
JEWANRAM'S Realt "Have
Faith in Christ, today.B" el Air
Park, Queenstown, Subranville,
Nandy Park, Caricom Gardens/
Turkeyen, Blygezight.
Alberttown, Kitty, Ogle, Duncan
St., Kissoon Park/Good Hope.
Eccles Roraima Trust East St..
Waterloo St., Middle St..
Roraima Trust, Imax Gardens,
Non Pariel, Stras he%,
Annandale Courbane Park
Friendship, Prospect, Alexander
Village, etc. Tel. 227-1988 623-
6431, 270-4470. Mail:
Johanna Cecelia two buildings
with store front with separate
entrances on land measuring -
400 ft. x 120 ft. Also one bond
measuring 60 ft. x 50 ft.
Suitable for warehouse. large
distributors/wholesalers $40t-
residential and business property
with store and auto workshop and
bond as a going concern with
good sales output and with all
the utilities. Suitable for large
dealers wholesalers, etc. -
$60,;d. SHEET ANCHOR 46
surveyed and approved house
lots on the bank of Canje Creek
suitable for a housing scheme,
warehouse. storage for heavy
duty equipment.NEW
AMSTERDAM alonq the
Berbice River 160 ft. x 500 ft..
suitable for wharfage. wholesale
distributors, o n terminal.
STRAND suitable for retail
outlets, plots of land. Going
SERVICES. 226-4362 OR 621-
4802 Email
FIRST time buyers of
properties/lands, it is usually the
biggest financial transaction of
a person's life so. let SUGRIM'S
you Levery step of the way of
owning your own property and
at affordable price. Kity ven
St. $10.5. Norton St., elegant
two-flat j15M, Lodge Housing
Scheme $8.5M, Charlotte St. -
t16M & $8.5M, Kingston $8M.
Oueenstown $15M, South Road
$10.5M, Lying St. $9M,.
Sussex St.- 6M. Meadow Bank
$7M, diamond H!S $8.5M.
Prospect Public Rd. (five
bedrooms) $15M, Samantha
Point. Grove (fully concrete) -
$10.5M, Herstelling $11M. Best
Village (three lots. one house) -
88M, DAguiar's Park $15M.
friendship Public Rd. $13.5M.
Eccles $14M. Grove $4.5M:
Blankenburg $11M. Triumph -
$9M & $6.5M, Enterprise -
Venezuela Sch. $3.5M. Non
Pariel $15M $10.5M and
$8.5M. more $6.5M.
Lusignan $10M. N.B:
Remember that appearances.
features, amenities. size and
services are valued in today's
SERVICES. 226-4362. 621-
4802. LAND suitable for any type
of purposes, viz: residential,
commercial, industrial.
agricultural and special
purposes in the three Counties
of Guyana. Vryheid's Lust
Public Rd. 140 ft. x 74 ft. S16M.
Lusignan (96' x 48i $4M.
Enterprise Section 'C' 0.1419
acresN $4M. Earl's Court -
31 i.J- Q ft $12M .IPi Foulis
- 2 i1 r.l La
'' --.,: 2 '1 s ft. Sf9M
-....-. . : .i:t. x 40 ft.
S12M, ,. "l ,. St. 120 f; x
40 ft. i ri uncan St 120
it x 40 ft. 1r! Mc Doo,;;
'. i Rd 1 i x 5 T r ft
Sr New Hone -. 10 sq
$8 Craig': .' .. 2 -.
S8M. La Union I -
S M!M L . .i "' 'i ? ft -
,i.1. I '1i -, three ots -
SM.1. Pouderove 48 ft > 300
SERVICES 226-4362. 62"-
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EAST BANK Timehri.
Friendship, Supply. Hope, Craig,
Providence river front. Call 592-
226-2803. E-mail
OLD. LAND SIZE 36 X 144.
ASKING $6.9M. CALL 225-
5591 OR 619-5505.

Campbellville $13M -
Newtown $8M $13M
Bel Air Park $32M -
Nandy Park $17M $25M
Republic Park $30M -
Eccles (BB).$8M $18M
Queenstown $65M
industry $90M Ideal for
McDoom $65M Ideal for
D'Urban Backlands $23M
Lots of Land

BUY or sell Real Estate is
indeed a serious business. Try
to get the best advices and
guidance from reputable agent.
or sale Meadow Brook or -
24M, 15M Grove, EBD for -
2M, $12M, $10M 'Craig for -
6.5M Prashad gaqar for -
18M~30M, $26M $32M Kitty
or $8M $20M, $16M, 12M,
LBI for 6.5M LBI for 20M.
Ogle Airstrip Rd. for $35M.
South Rd. for $12M. Smyth St:
for $14M, D'Urban Street -
$10M. $15M, $20M, Norton
Street for $12M, Bel Air for -
$27M $32M and 16M.
Hadfield Street for $8.5 Pub.
Rd.. Kitty for $22M Sectin 'K'
C/ville for $ 12M 22M Bent
Street for $ 7.5. Cummings
Street for $14M: 5"' Street.
Alberttown for $12M,
Subryanville for $16M Monr
Repos New Scheme for $7.5M.
concrete Camp Street for $45M.
$25M. North Rd. for $30M,
Wellington Street for $60M,
New Road V/Hoop, 2 two-storey
concrete for business/residence
for $45M, Courida Park, two-
storey concrete/wooden or
double lots for $60M.
Alexander Street. business
residence for $22M, Shell
Road Kitty business residence
for $12M, GuyHoc Park. one-
storey wooden for $6.5M.
Kingston of $20M. Call or visit
us at Pete's Real Estate. Lot 2
George Street, W/Rust 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.

1 AIR gun, 1 salon chair
with dryer. No reasonable offer
refused. 625-6352, 231-4872.
TWO donkeys and cart also
small bulls for sale. 205
Thomas Street, Kitty. Ask for
SHARP 2-door fridge,
silver $125 000. Allan # 650-
DOUBLE Stall in Stabroek
Market. Contact 615-7146, 610-
EARTH for sale. delivery
to spot. Also Bob Cat rental.
Call 626-7127.
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers. 2800
watts. Call 226-2913, 615-1203.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456, 231-
1 SIZEABLE refrigerator
and wall divider used for about
15 days. Tel. # 645-5373.
1 SNACK shop for sale -
621-1095. Price neg.
NEW Honda generator
3400 watts. Call 233-5500.
CHAPPY 80cc + DT 175
Yamaha + tools. Phone 647-
4224 or 231-2828.
1 LISTER Arc welding 280
Amp. 628-9221. 268-6115.
BOXER/mixed pups 8
months old (nice)- $25000. Tel.
$40 000. CPU CASES $500.
220-8140, 220-2968, 629-2247.
pups vaccinated and
dewormed 8 months old ready
to guard $30 000 each. Tel.
SALON equipment and
boat seine for Snapper. Contact

tons. dual voltage. Tel. 646-
2149, 270-4034.
DEUTZ diesel engine 275
Hp 6-cylinder with Turbo charge
and Infer cooler. Call 225-8915/
7 Office or 624-7314.
ONE Meat shop in Bourda
Market. No reasonable offer
refused. Call Gerry. Tel. 625-
3218. Must be sold.
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key lock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
FLUFFY Pompek puppies
vaccinated and dewormed. Call
Andre 660-2880, 226-7648.
CABINET for dishes- $15
000, CDs, books. Few small new
items. Telephone 227-3542.
Doberman pups, 4 months old.
vaccinated and dewormed. Tel.
# 222-5013.
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Yc good condition.
Price $40 000.Call 617-8242-
1 MERLIN Diesel fuel
injection pump calibrating
machine. In excellent
condition. Call 644-8952 or
2 HONDA pressure washers.
2 chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-58M6.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-7633.
MIXED Dachshund pups -
$6 000 each. Phone 233-0654
233-0608. Monday to Friday, 8
am to 4:30 pm.____
SIDE by side double door
fridge/freezer with ice cube
maker. Call # 223-9457. 642-
1 MID Range speaker box 2
12" eminences, 4 bullet
tweeters, 2 10" horns, well
covered. Call 623-7875.
FRIDGE & freezers at
giveaway prices. in good
working condition. Tel. 225-
8802. 629-5387.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
$3 000, SHIRTS/TOPS $1
500. 220-4791.
INDIAN Film Fare and Star
Dust magazines, 3 for $1 000.
glass wares and ornaments
(cheap). Dial 663-1516.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts. valves knobs.
etc. Technician available. Call
ONE 7-piece dinette set.
2500 & 4000 watts generators
used X-box and play station
games, Call 227-3355.
ONE 18FT Crest Liner boat
with trailer. Going cheap $500
000. Phone 225-5955. 642-
PIT bulls for sale adults
and puppies quality bloodline.
Contact Navin. Tel. # 264-2524,
PATHFinder parts 1 37 S
KVA Lister 6-cylinder generator
in parts. Contact 225-8795
ONE Hp DeskJet Printer,
one Hp Laser copier, one Canon
laser copier. Call Julian 225-
4709, 227-1319.
SAW Delta portable bench
saw with 10" blade and stand.
Call 265-5555.
ONE L-Tourinq Toyota
Wagon. almost new. PKK series.
One Whirlpool washing
machine for parts. Telephone
226-4742 or 256-0303.
BRAND new air condition
evaporators (Cooling Unit) for
Corolla NZE 121. Price
negotiable. Call 276-0245,
LAPTOP computers selling out
at wholesale prices. Items in
excellent condition. Call 618-
ATTENTION all hotels and
guesthouse we have all sizes
of Serta spring filled mattresses
(world's best mattress). Please
call Essay Trading (Sole
'Distributors' 623-9855to place
your orders.
ONE Long Base low bed
Trailer for rental to transport
':J. 'duy e jic'ir .' to the
i-,..r etc -'.ai -5273 or
,_24-574 for more information
CLOSING down sale
Novels. storey bocks. text ifn.
other books from as low as ,.
S1.J , Jluliete s Book Librarv
143 '.- ,! Ruinmv'dt Tel. 223-
ONE -; f'orco racina
wheel for r r I Sstem PS2
Games. X Bo ":..: :3.e-="
cornlijuer pats i'. Ic 'd
G t "n ..h camrd .- "
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1 365 FORD Cargo diesel
engine 6-cylinder. Tel. 220-
1068, 626-7684 Ally.
TWO exercise machines,
fully assembled and ready for
used. They are brand new and
never used. Priced negotiable
(cheap). Contact 225-5172 or
640-6158.... ..-........ .
1 GENERAC gasoline
generator in working condition,
4 000 watt, 110 220 volts. 1
Billiard pool table in excellent
condition. Call 612-8337 or
HONDA Pressurewashers. 1
Sihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor, 1 2
U." Plainer 1 Yamaha 6000
generator. Call 267-2329.
VESSLE for sale gross
tonnage 141 35 tons net,
tonnage 96 tons Igt 79 ft width
22 ft epth 12 1 feet engine
Cat D353E Hp 425. Contact
Roxanne 225-4076, 614-
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.
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM,
56K Fax modem, keyboard,
mouse, speakers, monitor,
DVD-ROM & or CD Burner,
floppy drive. Call 623-7875.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80
GB hard drive, 256 MB RAM,
128 MB Video Card 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse.
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
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 218-1469.
6640 FORD Tractor, TW 10
Ford tractor. 132 Lavarde
Combine, dumper, 2 20-ft.
German trailers, surveying
equipment, Alvin Blanchi
electoral dryer, various sizes of
3 -phase motors enclosed
Isuzu canter 26-ft. steel
container. Contact 233-2423.
ONE Perkins 63544
completely rebuilt engine,
comes with six months warranty.
One Caterpillar 3406DI engine
ready to work. We also sfock
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.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers. 6 upri ht to s 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.
ONE Ford 666 TI Ford
Industrial Turbo fully
reconditioned. 210Hp: one
Cummins 855 7 block fully
reconditioned with head
325Hp; Lister one-cylinder
water large flywheel; one
Kubota one-cylinder fully
reconditioned, one 30 KVA
single phase en. set Cummins
Engine: one ~ymac Hydraulic
motor one 75 marine outboard
2000 model as parts new foot.
Contact Raymond Tel. 226-
9931, 225-5273: Farouk 609-
SONY Trinitron VA10
(Complete 17" flat screen
computer with accessories.I
Rear door shocks, (SUV, bus,
ieep). brand name perfumes
colognes. Professional
Kenwood complete music
system (brand new) for car.
Save gels. deodorants.
lotions, hair spray, Gillette
MP3 razors (cartridges) men
shoes size 10US, camera.
inverter 170 Corona disc pads
Toy SERA-head light
Panasonic microwave. VCRi
TV. Phone 223-1885, 642-

1 TOYOTA Tundra. Call
265-4222, 265-3412.
ONE Toyota Tundra.
F 150. Tei. 623-5534,
1 AE 91 COROLLA, fairly
good condition $580 000 neg.
2000 MODEL .Tov-
Tacoma. T-',
.".... o10-3~80
S,.-(666.Price negotiable.
1 HILUX 4 x 4 AC, CD
player, alarm. PJJ series -
$2.9M. Tel. 227-2664.

SERIES. CALL 643-3932.
1 AE 81 Corolla $320 000
negotiable. Tel. # 628-0054.
ONE Long Base RZ, EFI.
BHH series music. mags. Tel.
ONE AE 100 Toyota Corolla.
PHH series $1.1M neg. Call
ONE Toyota Tundra 4 x4,
leather seat upgraded front.
Contact 629-497. 220-7430.
4 x 4 open back gas -
$2.0M. KEYHOMES 615-8734,
AT 192, PKK Series, fully
powered. music set, mags. 649-
289, 27_7-0001.
MERCEDES Benz 200 low
mileage, immaculate condition,
sun roof. Tel.1226-9049, 623-
6682 or 623-9039.
1 HONDA Accord! 5-speed
fully poweredi PCC series in
good working condition. tel.
614-5557. _
series, excellent condition 17"
chrome rims. CD layer $1M
neg. Tel. 254-0669 .--..............
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in excellent
condition with all bars. 1 Nissan
4 x 4. Tel. 225-8802, .629-5387.
OWNER leaving country.
Jeep 4 x 4 Pajero Jr., 80 000
Km. Perfect condition $1.5M.
Tel. 629-4094.
ONE motorcycle, Honda
VTZ 250 full.flair (like CBR),
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Tel. # 629-1228.
1 LONG Base RZ minibus
music, ma&s. BHH 9793. Price -
$1 380 00. Contact 626-9780.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2 11.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG series
automatic, fullypowered, mags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 0O6
_. _._.. ... .... ..... . .... .. ..... ....... .... .... ......... .
1- AE 100 Corolla. PHH
series. $1 175 000. Call 613-
8221, 222-2640 ask for Sheik.
1 BLACK Toyota Extra Cab.
pick-up in excellent condition.
Price neg. Call 612-8337 or 645-
(enclosed) Canter. Reasonable
condition. Price $1.1M neg.
Contact 22043288 or 645-3586.
NISSANi Pulsar four-door
car silver, low miles, like new.
Asking $1N6M. Calf 225-5591
or 619-5505.
ONE Honda Civic mag
rims. (2) DVDs, TV. alarm,
leather, interior $1.9 million.
Tel. 227-2664, 609-9112.
ROYAL Auto Sales and Car
Rental 212 Almond and New
Garden Sts.. Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 227-2664,
......- ------------- ---- ..........
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered.
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
1 AT 192 CARINA F1
powered withsmags. CD and visor.
HH series. Tel. 266-2461. 625-
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
AT 170 Carina. 17" rims, 4
AGE. 20 valve engine, Pioneer
music system crystal lights.
Contact 641-4210.
NISSAN Blue Bird, in very
good condition. Manual $600
000 negotiable...Call 225-8761.
1 HILUX Surf 4-Runner- CD
player. alarm, crash bar etc. -
1.9M neg. Tel. 624-0212. 662-
1 NISSAN B12. good
condition, a/c. Contact Numbers:
610-9218, 231-9140.
1 RZ MINIBUS mags,
music, BGG. Good working
condition $950 000. Call 218-
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition rn i fll
powered. Price i. '
negotiable. Contact .' ,-. '.
2 RZ MINIBUSES both Loni
Base EFI, BHH (5369) $1.0M
rd bj. 6172 $S1.6M. Both
named "Inadian Chief". Call 2;i
6063 or 626-7137.
ONE Toyota Pickup Extra
Cab Long Base, V6 3 000cc aind
one Toyota Celica Sports car
cruise, control, MP4 Player.
excellent condition. Reasonable
priced. Call 663-1833.
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue. PJJ series. W/CD, iC. etr
4 20"' nickel m"w ;-- "
IGn-' is WIlyres
e. year) W/6 'ugs. Tei. 231-
0336. 625-3898.
ONE (1) Nissan Vannette.
PEE series, reasonably priced.
working condition. 613-6567.
225-2396.TOYOTA Chaser GX
100 Suzuki 750 katana M/bike
Tel. 231-4586, 622-6448

ONE Honda XL 350R
motorcycle in good condition.
Price $250 000 negotiable. Tel.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition, needs
body work, tape deck AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-6236.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra_ fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
1 GX 81 Mark 11 in
immaculate condition. No
reasonable offer refused. Call
225-9405. 8 am and 4 p.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103, 616-0956.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103, 616-0956. .....

SUICOLI stlretd limousine (white
latest in poultry seats 12 person
Stincoln rtrekth limouine (Black) seats
7, needsgenerolwork sold s is.
incoln Town (Cr Limousine ;!'h,'i
seats 5, regular size, excellent
BW 325i Covirerlible, excellent
condition -SI.6M
Mertedese Benz 190E special edition
Ford Tow Truck (Wrecker) needs
general work sold asis. SS0,00000
MoWdo Miat a (oveitible hord and sot
top excellent condition. S1,250,000
All e iri ton he viewed on appointibestln
Al must he sold for more infmotlian
ronrt Mt. Siigh Tel. 227-7677,
225-2503, 641-300.
automatic. AC, power Window
and locks etc. PGG. Price neg.
Call 622-7797.
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, long 17 feet tray, AC, 15
B engine, new from Japan. 74
Sheriff St. 226-9109.
powered with mags, CD and
visor, PJJ series. Price neg. Tel.
266-2461, 625-6397.
TOYOTA Long base Canter
truck. GGG series, in excellent
condition $1.3M ne. Call 276-
0313. 626-1141b Shahab.
TOYOTA AT 192. 212,
Camry SV40. SV43. Call 627-
6364, 661-0265 or 227-0247
ONE Super car (Hyundai)
mags, AC. music. minrl
condition. Carrie down brand
new. Price $1.1M. Contact Paul.
Tel. No. 259-3237. 619-9451.
RZ $1.5M. RAV-4 $2.5M,
BMW $5M. Nissan Pathfinder -
$1.5M, Toyota engine excellent.
Keyhomes 615-8734, 628-
TOYOTA Starlet EP 71 5-
speed, manual, Turbo engine
rebuilt 1 month a o, very good
condition $750 0. 220-4791
1 RZ MINIBUS, Short Base.
Price $1 050 000. Late BGG
series, in excellent condition,
solid engine. Tel. 615-4323.
ONE Toyota AE 91 Sorinter
in good condition autc atic.
power steering. mag rim-,. Price
- 700 000 negotiable. Tel. 627-
TOYOTA RZ. EFI. minibus.
late BHH. Mags. CDAC. 1 AT
192 fully powered, both in
excellent condition. Tel. 265-
3566. 233-2939.
FOR immediate sale white
Nissan Presea, fully powered.
AC. working, maq rims, needs
minor mechanical work Owner
' ,,, ,',,-.," soon. Price $400
,_ -. r 664.1700.
-lARRpERi/Lexus SUV full.
iodded slun roof r'-Fi TV a;
bags, .-I., ,'.'.n-l I .,.r, PJJ
series. Serious enquiries onil,.
Telephone 227.-5202, ior
appointment to view.
perfect condition, fully loart"'
with alarm sf- _...
.,,...,i, music, air-
...uikion, crystal lights new tyres
with rims. Contact Sohan Singh
225-3088 or 226-2791/9.
1 AE 100 Sprinter loud
music macs. PKK series one-
owner: 1 AT s19 Ca9r!-a fil:y
loaded. AC CD. air i ba -
PKK series. 1 .T '70 a -
CD PGG sernes Ci.rt-. ..
2047 613-500C

1 RZ (6 holes), new, cleaned,
EFI, not registered. Call 277-
MF 399 FIAT 115/90 Toyota
Land Cruiser diesel: 580c
Hymac, Defender 90. 616-9402.
PHH Series Toyota Hilux
Surf 4 x 4 5-door, AC, CD,
automatic, crash bar, etc.
2.4M. Call Shahab 276-
313, 626-1141.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
good condition, CD/Tape player,
bubble tray dual air bag. ma
rims etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 22 -
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 flare kit
A/C, mag rims DVD player, good
condition $2.7M neq. Call
David or Anasha 229-6363 or
AT 192 CARINA, AE 100
Corolla & Sprinter, T 100 Pick &
Single Cab Pajero Junior Jeep.
Amar 227-2834, 621-6037
PHH Series Toyota Hilux
Surf 4 x 4 5-door, AC, CD,
automatic, crash bar, etc.
$2.4M. Call Shahab 276-
313, 626-1141.
$2.6M NEG. CALL 276-0313,
excellent!condition; 2 AT 192
Carina -, EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 222-290 641-3821.
ONE'Bob Cat 863 with
excellent condition, 2001
Model low hours extra grapple
bucket. Tel. 254-1366.
1 SHORT Base Toyota RZ
minibus, BGG series, in
reasonable condition. Tel. 222-
4632, 649-6901...........
ONE AT 190 Corona auto
fully loaded, mags, etc. One AE
100 Marino auto fully
powere, etc. Tel. 270-4465,
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump, 20-
cd. Tray. Price neg. Call640-

580 C,HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tohs (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-
3404, 222-6708.
1 DUMP truck 1 water
tender and' 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
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 $40b 000.
Contact 623 3067.
1996 TOYOTA Tacoma
Single Cab With lift kit and 33
Super Swamper tyres stick shift.
4-cylinder mint condition $2.2
million; Toyota T100 Xtra Cab
4-wheel drive automatic, V6
mint condition. 220-2449, 643-
TELEPHONE 624-6240 OR 233-
MARK 11 GX 91, Premio
10 210 Corona, 212 Carina,
Mitsubishi Gallant, Mitsubishi
Lancer, AR 192 Carina, AE 100
Corolla and Sprinter. G & L
Touring Wagon AE 110 Sprinter
and Corolla AT 170 Carina and
Corona, iA 91 Sprinter and
Corolla, AE 81 Corolla and
Sprinter. All vehicles are in
excellent condition. BUSES: RZ
Lonq and Short Base (EFI & C/
tor) Lite Ace & Town Ace 4-
Runner enclosed and open back
Single and Extra Cab (all
vehicle are in excellent
condition); RAV-4 & CRV PJJ
series, excellent condition.
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 02.
George Street. Werk-en-Rust.
Georgetown. Guyana (behind
Brickdam Cathedral Church,
South into George Street. Tel.
226-9951, 231-7432. 226-6646.
RECENT shipment from
Singapore Toyota Corollas
NZE 121 2002 models (full body
kit. fog lights. new model lights.
leathers, alloy wheels, etc.) -
$2.0M each Toyota Corona GLI
-$1.2lM (ideal for the person
with duty free concession
leather. CD chanqer. alloy.
wheels etc.), Honda Civic
1 .4M, (full body kit. CD player,
ai y wheels), Honda Cit -
i.A' M' it'.iihihhi Lancer 1' 98
- $1.2M (full body kit. two tnnerl
leather, spoiler, CD player, --.
wheels etc.). Nissan March i 1',it
- $950 000 (leathers, CD player
alloy wheels. A ,- .
T-- ,uurs, etc.),
,,yutSoluna $1.1M, Suzuki
Wagon R $900 000, Mitsubishi
Toppo (1000c) $1M. All
vehicles come with leather
interior, CD player/changer, low
mileage, alarm systems, alloy
wheels. etc. ALL PRICES ARP
THE ,WHIM ,! Let us order
".;, .ies directly from Japan arnd
Singapore and save you rrione'
'n'-n i Fazela Auto Sales
: 628-4179.

LAURANCE. CELL 616-9378,
TWO Toyota Hilux Pick ups.
Single C, ab, 4WD, manual
transmission, solid front
differential, never registered,
diesel. One Coleman generator
brand new, gasoline 6250 watts.
Tel. 624-3204.
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 $700000. 1
Nissan FB 13 Stick Gear
$500,000. Call: 62914236.
MARK 11 $1.9 urbo -
$1.4M & $750 000, 4 k4[-$2M
Marino $1.1M, 212 1.9M and
many more. Call or more
information 223-7219/644-
. .......... ......... ................. ......... .. I .. ........ .....
DEFENDER 110 ha 200 TDI
engine has warn ,000 LBS
winch Safari Snorcl runs like
new. Call Bobby on 623-1003,
218-3899 or 218-1469.
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TOYOTA Corolla NZE 121 in
mint condition, PKK series DVD/
TV. leathers, alloy wheels, alarm
- $2.8M, negotiable. Contact
Fazela Auto Sales 276-0245,
BLACK Mazda 2003 SUV, 1
500cc, manufactures' warrant.
Leather seats, integrated CD
player, factory alarm system,
alloy wheels, fog lights etc. -
$3.5M. Never registered. Contact
Fazela Auto Sales 276-0245,
MITSUBISHI Galant, 17"
alloy rims. CD changer, viper
alarm, leather interior, player, fog
lights, fully flared. etc. Price'-
$3.OM. Contact Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0245, 628-4179.
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
and sell used vehicles locate
238 South Rd. & Alexander St. -
AT 170 Carina & Corolla, AE 100
Sprinter & Corolla, AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short base
.minibus. 227-1845 Mon. Fri.,
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
80. Automatic transmission 3F
eine, 4 500 cc engine. EFI,
fuly 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 l2v 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. 641-2284.
226-4939. A NAME AND A
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
' x l1, RZN 167, RZN 169.
S '.., Hilux Single Cab LN
o10, Toyota Hilux Surfl- RZN 185
YN 130. KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E. FE6387EV,
T ...... r, ... -- AT 192. AT
2 oVyo'ta Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50( w ...-
CR\ p . iu
-. ,,,.. oyota 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
Wanor, AE i00. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd Bourda.
-.. ,, . -* Tel. -22 .9" 53.
2'7.3185 Fax.
227-3185 .'e g(vt! you :h:
:e st cai -se ,ou 'J(.S- r *' ,

NEG. TEL. NO. 229-6555.
1 NISSAN E 23 Caravan.
good condition. Call 625-6100,
ONE Land Rover
Defender. Price S2M,
excellent condition working
winch, 4 new tyres. Phone 22T6-
4940. cell 624-8151.
ONE RZ mini bus .in
excellent condition mag rims,
CD player, e ualiser, AC,
recently sprayed BHH series.
Tel. 227-6689. Price $1 350
000 negotiable.
190E, sunroof $1 300 000;
BMW 528E fully equipped -
$850 000. Both in excellent
condition. Best offer. Tel. 225-
4 X 4 1999 MODEL
ETC. 2.9M. CALL 276-0313,
626-1141 SHAHAB.
3 AT 192 automatic and
stick gear; 2 AT 170 Carina and
Corona; 1 Honda Ferio full kit,
2 4 x 4 Four-Runners (top
notch); 3 RZ minibuses. 2 CRV
(Honda Sports) vans. 1 AT 212
mags, AC etc., 1 Mitsubishi
Pajero 5-door, 4-cylinder; 1
AE 81 Corolla mags stick
gear; 1 HB 12 Sunny, Black,
Chrome rims; 1 Mercedes
Benz E190 Sports; 1 SUV
Toyota Lucida minivan; 2 F150
Single and Extra Cab, 3
Toyota Tundras. Tel. 225-
9700, 623-9972. 609-6600,




behind Brickdar
Police Staticn

1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
40-50 years. Telephone
ONE Maid for Domestic
work. Call on 650-0655 from 9
am to 6 pmn.
ONE Handyboy to work in
the interior. el.'223-1609,
ONE bar attendant to
work in G/town. Call: 227-
ONE Gardener Apply at
Spicy Dish, 53 David Street,
ONE live-in Maid. one
Waitress (can live-in) Tel. 220-
1 LIVE-IN Maid 25 30
ears at 53 Russell St G/town
Tel. 226-7189.
DISPATCHER Din.o"rs to
work inTax; Service T.. 2?25.
5075. 225-7364
A HIRE car Driver I.' work
car ar'oiinI ,
laxI Service i .
ONE experienced
Dispatcher for taxi service. Call
227-3336 or 231-4110
FACTORY workers
needed. Call 264-2332, 12-
6586 or 613-.3863.
CARETAKER to iv;.- and
o;crrk on 8 :, 21 Wakenaan
'ie. 220--3862/6713
ra'e Indian & Creole .s9' r
.-'::es. etc Call 64'3 ,' 2

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007

Waiters to work in bar.
Reasonably sat .. .1:, .,_ (Can
live in). C all i .' -..'. .
WELDERS and Fabricators
at 331 Cer,.',,r,;,. SlI.,et. Tel.
23 1-1404 ,- i "I ':I .)
URGENTLY required ice
cream van salesmen with valid
Driver's Licence. Phone 226-
7142. Alyv's Ice Cream.
Acetylene Weldin. Contact T.
Persaud. 57 Russell St.,
Charlestown. Tel. 227-6204/
WANTED Bar irls,
Waitresses and one Cook. Apply
at Doc's Pool Bar, 315 Middle
Street or call 616-9900.
DRIVERS wanted. Contact
R & T Taxi Service 54 Craig
St. C/ville. Tel. 227-0183, 22T-
Creole, preferably male and
House Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
ONE Tutor in the evenings
for CXC History and Social
Studies. Contact 619-1867.
WANTED one IT. Maths
and Accounts Teacher at
Urmilla's Institute. Tel # 220-
MAID who can cook Indian
especially vegetarian dishes.
Tel. 624-2010.
COMPUTER tutors wanted,
'ECD). Call Mr. Singh 220-
i140, 220-2968, 629-2247.
ONE boy with bicycle to
work one or two days a week.
Contact 6J Duncan Street, Bel
Air Parl C, :; i,.,
OFFICE per-,.; m;;7i h-1e
ba.,. ,'", -- I ; 11 1 .Jea
o f, n. i *: ,: i,, )4

ONE Office Assistant. Must
have bicycle or .. : -
. -'salary. .i,. ir

SECURITY Personnel.
3,;",?5 50. Apply in person
i application aid reference
i: C!al'ans on Churchl SL
Aoplv in person with written
aopi'cation. Hack's Haiaal
Restaurant. 5 Commerce St. Gi
tojwn. 9 -11arn.
CERTIFIED Hairdresser
Must be experienced. Apply Lot
S f.' 7 -, ,:- i S St., Newtown,
_Ti --5743. 227-7180,

EXPERIENCED curry cooks.
counter servers. Apply in person
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
conmrrirce St.. G; town. 9-11
1 MAIL' ApM.,, 172 East
Field Drive 'J.-.. : i EBD. 1
Cleaner. Aci-., 1'- V Eccles
Industrial Site. EBD.
experienced, ages 35 45.
Send application to: 65 Peter
Rose & Anira Sts. Call 225-0808.
ONE live n r i id to work in
;, ,P. ,: S20 000
:. ..-i, 92 Duncan St.,
Newtow'n. Kitty. 225-6571.
and Driver. Apply in person with
written application May's
Shopping Centre. 98 Regent
St.. i/town.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
preferably from country area 25
35 ,/re .i.,1, h. L-eson to 12
Fort St. -'r -. '.,. i-or further
details .: i
FEMALE to work at an
Internet Cafe. shift syse.n. Age
between 18 and 30 yrs.
,11iI"r 1i salary. For moru
i interview. Tel. 227-

DRIVER for company. Must
possess iorry licence, crane
operator., chainsaw operators.
labourers to work in farm.
Contact 233-2423 641-7073.
HIRE car drivers to work for
a reputable taxi service. Two
references needed and a valid
Police Clearance. Call Jeffrey
227-7746 or 622-8350.
-Fi -- Cook. Porters
and r. ,i i . with computer
knowl-dgie. Apply with written
i !; .-- at' Survival 16
& 'viss -qen Road.
BABYSi TTLR tf a 3
rmont4 (' ers

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Andrew King

acquires ...

From back page

due and will break the South
Dakota lap record presently
held by Vieira.
Mangroo said that the new
machine is built for racing and
is not a regular road car that was
converted for racing.
"This car was in Guyana
for last November's meeting but
we had a few problems so it was
not used for that meeting. How-
ever, we have sorted out the
problems and are ready to go,"
Mangroo said.
"This car is built for rac-
ing. We are going up to the
track today and I expect to be
doing 35 seconds while prac-
tising. I am confident that we
will break the lap record," the
chief mechanic declared.
King was not available for
comment but Mangroo ex-
plained that the veteran driver

$12M. House-lot Diamond
Scheme. Person willing to -i ,
up or ex -hange. Call 231-.--..
ONE Graphic Artist. (Corel
Draw. Word. etc.) and one
experienced Office Clerk mush
nave CXC. Contact Plus
Printing. 207 Yubani 5,,P
Eccles. EBD. Tel. ; -
ax: 718-588-0594-Cell: 626-
EXOTIC rental: :;.1 i
mid-age .-" ',,
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.
CXC!GCE Maths and English 1
& 2 also Microsoft Office. Send
application to Internet World.
16'B' Duncan St.. Newtown.
K itty .......
ONE female Tutor for
-.ri,. classes. Must possess
i.- i r,,nr's Certificate and be
able to teach English, Maths
and Science subjects at
Secondary level. Call 225-
7413 or 225-7513.
ONE live-in Tutor/Nanny to
look after three (3) girls, age 11.
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is very serious about doing well
next Sunday and is leaving very
little to chance. King is expected
to compete against Vieira, An-
drew Morgan and several other
Group Three racers.
The Guyana Motor Rac-
ing and Sports Club, the
organizers of the upcoming
meeting, has carded 16
events. A team of three driv-
ers from the USA is expected
in the country shortly.
Khem Lall, a Group Three
driver, will lead that team which
includes John Joseph and Joe
Mohan. Joseph and Mohan will
take part in Group Two B in a
Honda Civic Turbo and a
Toyota MR2 respectively.
Lall will be strapped into a
Mazda RX7. In addition Sean
King will be flying in from
Canada to compete for the meet-
ing that will signal the start of
the three-stage National Cham-
pionship Series.
GMR&SC president
Vishook Persaud yesterday dis-
closed that for the first time in
a while super bikes will take to
the track in a national meeting.
Gregory Lopes, Stephen
Vieira and Andy Rajkaran will
lead the field in the big bike cat-
Kevin Jeffrey, known more
for his exploits on super bikes
and as a car driver, will turn to
125 cc Shifter Karts. There Jef-
frey will meet with son Kristian,
Stephen Hiscock and Shane Ali.

From back page
the ages."
Over 12 000 spectators
gathered at the historic venue in
the heart of the country's
capital, to participate in the re-
opening celebrations, dubbed
Kensington Forever.
The facility, which will host
Super Eight, second round
matches and the final of the
upcoming Cricket World Cup,
was redeveloped at a cost of
$135 million (US$67.5).
"I'm proud of this
moment and I hope that all
Barbadians are happy and
proud. This wonderful
stadium is a symbol of
Barbadian pride and
industry. It is our national
motto and everything that we
do here or wherever, must be
done only with Barbadian
pride and industry," Arthur
"I want Barbadians whether
it is at Kensington or (in) every
aspect of our affairs, to live up
to olur !naionnl mi.i(."
Sir Garry, the country 's
,nil living National Hero. was
"'"" ..... ilh ai
also present alnl n ,
plethora of former Wesl Indies"
players and culrrenil
A Twenty20 match
uj:geen a vintage West
Indies XI and ai World XI,
started at 14:00 ni,
highlighted the re-opening of
Kensington Oval with a
musical extravaganza taking
centre statee ailer in the
r mning.

Pound defends sanctions but says

system could change
ATHENS, Greece (Reuters) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Dick Pound has rejected
criticism that sanctions against athletes who contravene doping regulations are too harsh.
Speaking at an anti-doping symposium in Athens on Friday, Pound told Reuters the current
system was a good one.
"It's a transparent system that provides every opportunity for independent determination of
these things and access to independent arbitration panels," he said.
Pound was responding to suggestions last month by Gregory loannidis, the lawyer of contro-
versial Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou, that "the strict liability rules are
arbitrary and capricious".
"With all the respect that a member of my profession deserves, that is absolute nonsense," he said.
But Pound, who finishes his spell as WADA chief at the end of November, said the issue
of penalties for doping offences was likely to be one of the main priorities when the body
meets in Madrid later this year to formulate a new code of practice.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007

Dravid hails
teamwork for Sri
Lanka series victory
VISAKHAPATNAM, India (Reuters) Skipper Rahul Dravid
hailed India's teamwork after defeating Sri Lanka by seven
wickets in the final one-day international yesterday to clinch
the series 2-1.
It proved to be a boost ahead of next month's World Cup for
India, missing the injured Sachin Tendulkar and concerned about
the form or fitness of other players.
"It was not just winning, the way we played in both the games
gives us a lot of confidence, a lot of heart.," Dravid told reporters
after the hosts rallied from 1-0 down in the series.
"We have got to keep improving," he said. "We have got to play this
kind of cricket regularly if we want to win games at the World Cup."
Middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh stroked 95 not out after
his recent return from a knee ligament tear while opener Virender
Sehwag, battling to regain form, hit 46 as India made 263 for three
in reply to Sri Lanka's 259 for seven in a game reduced to 47 overs
each by dew on the pitch.
Dravid also praised Sourav Ganguly, who aggregated 168
runs in the series and batted superbly, having only returned
to the side after almost a year out, following a slump in form.
"He has got runs and confidence which is a good sign. He has
the experience and can provide solidity at the top going into the
World Cup," Dravid added.
Chamara Silva's unbeaten 107 for his maiden one-day century
was the only bright spot for Sri Lanka, according to skipper Mahela
Jayawardene .


S Friends of the late
died on January 29,
2007. would like to '"
express their heartfelt
Thanks and appreciation
for all pf the glowing tributes,
S comforting messages of sympathy,
wreaths and for all acts of kindness,
support and generosity extended to
them during their time of bereavement. ,

Inserted by the Waddell Family,
Edward Boyer, Desmond
G!-'v Gajraj, Neil Fernandes and "
', ,Yusuf Mongroo.
-- ;A ------- -

In loving memory of
of 29 Public Road. A
Friendship Village. iA,
East Coast Demerara
who departed this life
fourteen (14) years ago on
February 14, 1993.
It's hard to believe that fourteen years have passed
Since you've been gone
And your memories are still
Fresh in our hearts
There is comfort in remembering the good times we hod
You made us laugh and comforted us when we cried
Your thoughtfulness, warmth, and unselfishness
d_ Made us determined andstrong _.
You taught us to have race, respect dignity "
1%; and to always believe in ourselves '
To which we are grateful ..
S Your life was truly a gift from God
You touched so many with your heart of gold
\We love you Mom and will always remember the
wonderful times we spent together
Sadl missed by her loving children Winston, Millient, Wesley,
Winifred, Lloyd, Michael and Faye, many grandchildren
and great grandchildren, relatives and friends. .i
SMay e Lord grant her soul eternal rest.

"A lot of things went wrong, not just one," he said. "The only
bright spot from the whole match was Chamara Silva."
The 27-year-old Silva showed great maturity playing in
his 14th one-dayer to hold the lower order together after he
was recently recalled into the side.

i'. 7--e

SThe death is announced of /
38 C Shell Road, Kitty
who died on Saturdai..'..
February 10, 2007 in
Canada, at the age of 87

She was the wife of the late Hamilton James. Mother of Linda
Browne, Wilma Tappin & George all of Canada; Denis, Henry
& Renrick- all of the USA; Agustus & Janette James of Trinidad;
Obrey and Winfield James, Building Contractor and
Calypsonian of Guyana and the late Michael.

Foster mother of Veronica Johnson of Trinidad and Charmain
Walcott of Canada.

Funeral arrangements for the late Clarice James nee Roach-
weli Beckles will be announced later. N /


S We, the family of the
S late MARVA I
I nee LOPES-
HYMAN take this
I opportunity to extend
special thanks to all
Those who sympathized .
with us during our
time of loss.
Dr. Surendra Persaud. Dr. Yoland Hendricks -
and the nurses at the St. Joseph's Mercy
SHospital especially those in the I.C.U., pastor
Michael Nedd and the members of Alpha
Apostolic Tabernacle.

The Women's Group of Bethel Gospel HIall,
Sthe Y.W.C.A. and members of GUYNASH. .
the members of South Ruirhveldt Church of I

The Sukhdeo family of Canal #2. the Persaud
family of Eccles'and all others who supported
us in any form of comfort.

Inserted by her loving husband Lloyd,
i Marcia, Onika, Shauniell, Lloyd Jr., Shenella
and Floyd Rollins and other close relatives.
."W4id 0 \& k k h A

In menoro f

SINGH: In sad and
loving memory of our
beloved husband and
of Crane Village, West
Coast Demerara, who
departed this life on
February 18, 1995.

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; ; S'l

We never asked for miracles
But today just one would do
To see the door pushing open
And see you walking through
If we could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come through
We would wish with all our hearts
For yesteryears and you
There is a bridge of memories
From here to heaven above
That keeps you very close to us
It's called the bridge of love
If memories could;build a stai~ray
And remembrance-makes a lane
We'd walk the long road to reach you
And bring you home again (
There is a link that death can't sever-
Love and remembrance last forever
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best

94Vs i '.l May Lord Shiva grant his soul eternal rest.
hr _t" |l Will always be remembered by his loving ..
ly her l estin, aWife, children and all other rlativcs.
Sh" s .l , T (Io .J ) M I' ,

I E 'GEN E .-\.D.CR .- O I
Sliho deparrtd tIli lif, on ,-
Februani 18.2(1(13.

' i- _'e' /' in' i Flr" 9... ,'
ieallN missed b) his ilfe
Slorence Carlo0.
1a1y /if iO l't in fac '

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. / ~ , -.
SIn ever loving memory of
the late ADA
nee LAMBERT who
departed this life on
February 20, 2005.

Often and often our thoughts do wander
To the grave not far away
," Where we laid our dear mother .
Just two years ago today ''
*':,- And while e lies in peaceful sleep
," Her memory we shall always keep "
i Fondly remembered by her seven Children, ,;
i '"'. Infanta, Mitchell, Winifred. Franklyn, Audrey, ,, ,
r'';. -Myrtle and Rosemary, grandchildren, great- .,'
S grand children, relatives and friends.
'-I.- ".. ..


The death is announced of
Mr Phurshutam Michael Singh
age 50 of gn
Lot 33 Anna Regina
Essequibo Coast, Guyana
who died on the
February 14, 2007

He was the husband of Shanti Singh
Father of Sabrina Singh and Subash Singh
Father-in-law of Karan Puri
Grandfather of Vivek Puri
Brother of Annie, Lolita, Nadira, Indira & Amanda
Brotherin-law of Rudolph, Frankie, Sanjay & Jitu
Uncle of Christina, Reynold,
Andrew, Cindy & Jason
The funeral of the late Mr Phurshutam Michael Sing
will take place on Monday, February 19, 2007.
Viewing of the body will be from
10:00 h thence to the La Union -
foreshore for cremation. ,l





26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007


Yuvraj's unbeaten 95 inspires India

to series Win ... Chamara Silva hits maiden ODI century

By N.Ananthanarayanan

(Reuters) Yuvraj Singh
struck 95 not out to steer In-
dia to a seven-wicket victory
over Sri Lanka in the final
one-dayer yesterday and help
clinch the series 2-1.
Chamara Silva stroked 107
not out to pull Sri Lanka out of
early trouble and reach 259 for
seven in the 47 overs-a-side
game after the start was delayed
because of dew on the ground.
However, Yuvraj, recently
back from injury, shared in an
unbroken 145-run fourth-wicket
partnership with Sourav
Ganguly, who was 58 not out,

M.Atapattu b Sreesanth 19
S.Jayasuriya c Ganguly
b Agarkar 22
M.Jayawardene c Uthappa
I Agarkar 7
K.Sangakkara c Uthappa b Khan 1
C.Silva not out 107
T.Dilshan c Uthappa b Ganguly 28
R.Arnold c Sreesanth b Sehwag 22
F.Maharoof c Karthik b Khan 28
M.Bandara not out 5
Extras: (b-1, lb-2, nb-3, w-14) 20
Total: (seven wickets, 47 overs) 259
Fall of wickets: 1-42,2-50,3-52,4-56,
Bowling: Khan 10-2-54-2 (nb-1,
w-1), Agarkar 10-1-52-2 (w-3),

to power the hosts to 263 for
three in just 41 overs in reply.
Yuvraj, who made a come-
back only recently after suf-
fering a knee ligament tear
in October, played forceful
shots to render the Sri
Lankan bowlers helpless on a
good batting pitch.
Ganguly's second 50 of the
four-match series also gave the
former captain, who had re-
turned to the crease after open-
ing then going off for treatment
on a thigh strain, the man-of-the-
series award.
The 21-year-old Robin
Uthappa smashed 52 from 37
balls to set the tone for the
chase with opener Virender

Sreesanth 8-1-46-1 (nb-2),
Harbhajan 9-0-48-0 (w-2),
Ganguly 6-0-29-1 (w-1), Sehwag
4-0-27-1 (w-7).
V.Sehwag run-out 46
S.Ganguly not out 58
R.Uthappa c Jayasuriya
b Maharoof 52
D.Karthik c and b Fernando 1
Y.Singh not out 95
Extras: (Ib-2, nb-1, w-8) 11
Total: (three wickets, 41 overs) 263
Bowling Maharoof 6-0-60-1 (nb-1,
w-5) Malinga 9-1-54-0 (w-2),
Fernando 9-1-56-1, Bandara 4-0-37-
0, Dilshan 9-0-34-0 (w-1), Jayasuriya
2-0-10-0, Arnold 2-0-10-0

Sehwag, who made 46.
Sehwag was run-out to a
direct hit by wicketkeeper
Kumar Sangakkara at the
non-striker's end as he
walked to complete a single
but Yuvraj and Ganguly then
took over.

13th over.
Silva added 68 runs for the
fifth wicket with Tillekeratne
Dilshan (28), 41 for the next
with Russel Arnold (22) before
putting on a racy 64 runs for the
seventh wicket with Farveez
Maharoof (28).
The last seven overs
fetched 76 runs with Silva

targeting struggling off-spin-
ner Harbhajan Singh and
then scoring freely against
pacemen Zaheer Khan and
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.
Silva, declared man-of-
the-match, had been out of
favour until a strong return
on the New Zealand tour late
last year, where he hit 152

not out in the second Test at
Wellington to help level the
series 2-2.
The victory boosted In-
dia ahead of the World Cup
starting in West Indies on
March 13. Both India and
Sri Lanka are in Group B
with Bangladesh and Ber-

India coach says fielding is major concern for World Cup ...

Chappell expected Ganguly to return


Sri Lanka made a match of
it only because of Silva's hero-
The 27-year-old, playing in
only his 14th match since his
debut in 1999, rescued Sri Lanka
after the Indian seamers, led by
Ajit Agarkar's double strike, re-
duced them to 56 for four in the

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By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

GREG Chappell says he
"wasn't surprised" with
Sourav Ganguly's remark-
able comeback into the In-
dian team, adding that the
timing of his exclusion, when
he was dropped in September
2005, had allowed Ganguly to
return in time for the World
In a wide-ranging interview,
Chappell also admitted that
fielding remained a major worry
ahead of India's World Cup
campaign and said the side had
to compensate for this with
strong batting and bowling per-
"As I said to him in Zim-
babwe 18 months or so ago, he
has three more years in his ca-
reer," said Chappell on
Ganguly, ahead of the final In-
dia-Sri Lanka match.
"But at that point he wasn't
in the right place mentally to do
that and he needed to go away
and reassess.
He's done that and there's
no reason why his career can't
go on for some time. I expected
that he could do that. Whether
I thought he would 'do that or
not is a different story. It was
always up to him, no-one else
could do it for him."
Ganguly returned to the
Test side on their tour of South
Africa, ending as the top-scorer
for India, and soon returned to
the one-day fold with even
more spectacular results, rattling
off three half-centuries and 48
in five one-dayers.
"To have a player of his
record coming back is fantastic,"
Chappell said. "To bring a new
player into the team and for him
to have to go through the learn-
ing process is not the ideal situ-
ation. If we hadn't taken a de-
cision when we did then I don't

think he would have been back
in time for the World Cup.
The timing has worked out
well. I wouldn't say it's a sur-
prise but it's a bonus. It wasn't
certain that he would do that,
but it was entirely up to him."
The return of Ganguly
and several other seniors has,
however, resulted in a flip-
side: India go into the World
Cup with ageing legs and a
fielding handicap. So is this
Dad's army? "It is what it is,"
said Chappell. "I can't change
You can look at the positive

.: %

SOURAV Ganguly with the
Man-of-the-Series award
after India beat Sri Lanka
by seven wickets
yesterday. (Yahoo Sport

side of it and say we've got more
experience than anyone else.
The downside is that we'll give
away a bit in the field but hope-
fully we can more than make up
for that with the experience
with the bat and ball."
So is India's fielding a con-
cern? "Concern may not be too

strong a word, it is probably not
strong enough," he said. "We are
going to be conceding runs in
the field to the better teams
there is no doubt about that.
We understand that, we
knew that when we picked the
squad. We will have to organise
ourselves accordingly and that
means placing the right people
in the right positions. We can't
afford to relax on that because
there is going to be a lot of low-
scoring, medium-scoringgames,
below 200s, below 300 is going
to be the norm.
"They will be close games
so it's going to be very impor-
tant, we just have to work at it
and do the best we can. Which
means we have to be conscious,
our batting has to find 30 extra
runs a game and our bowlers will
have to concede that many less.
So between the two we will
have to make up for 30 runs
Chappell felt that spin
would play an important part in
the World Cup, with the
pitches expected to play on the
slightly slower side, and was
glad that India had the options
to cover for that eventuality.
"We want to play three
seam bowlers in each match," he
said. "We couldn't in Rajkot be-
cause of injury and illness but
ideally we'll like to have five
bowlers in every game but that's
not necessarily going to be pos-
I'm not worried about that
because Sachin (Tendulkar) has
shown us how clever he can be
with the ball, Viru (Sehwag) is
a more than competent off-spin
bowler and Yuvraj (Singh) has
played some important roles
with the ball as well.
So we have three better-
than-part-time bowlers, in
.my view, who can take up the
fifth-bowler option. (Cricinfo)

Oram faces anxious wait after breaking finger
WELLINGTON, NZ (Reuters) New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram faces an anxious wait
before knowing whether he will go to the World Cup after breaking a finger in his team's
10-wicket win over Australia on Friday.
Oram has already been replaced by Peter Fulton for the remaining two matches in the Chappell-
Hadlee series and will visit a specialist tomorrow to determine-the extent of the damage.
Team officials are hopeful Oram can still go to the World Cup, starting in the West Indies next
month, although he may have to miss some early matches.
"Jacob will see a specialist in Hamilton tomorrow to determine -
the management of the injury." New Zealand general manager Lindsay
Crocker said in a statement. k
"He will remain with the squad to keep on track with his 'I
World Cup preparations. At this stage, we are confident he will
travel to the World Cup."
Gram broke the third singer on his left hand while taking a routine catch
to dismiss Mitchell Johnson at Wellineton and immediately left the field to go
to a netcby hospital where X-rays confirmed the fracture.
Oram. 28. is a key figure in New Zealand's World Cup plans be-
cause of his all-round abilities and powerful lower-order batting. I
He was one of the team's best players during the recent tri- I
series in Australia, scoring the fastest ever one-day century by a
New Zealander wliil h'e bIlakstB'l rt fit'eiilt hufndred'bff 71 ts a JAOAls
against the hosts in Perth. JACOB ORAM

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007 27

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By Julien Linden

Zealand (Reuters) Australia
coach John Buchanan has
dismissed claims his team's
World Cup preparations are
in disarray after a third
straight defeat in a week.
Australia have been heavily
criticised in the media and by
former players after crashing to
a 10-wicket loss to New
Zealand following back-to-back
defeats to England in the tri-se-
ries finals.
Critics have attacked
Buchanan's decision to put his
players through a vigorous
physical training programme at
the same time they were play-
ing matches.
Buchanan said the training
programme was necessary to
get the players at peak fitness
for the World Cup and says the
criticism is unwarranted.
"For a one-week period in
a team that currently wins 75
percent of its games. I think
that's a pretty hasty assess-
ment," Buchanan told reporters
in New Zealand yesterday.
"I'm extremely happy with
where we're at at the moment
- the planning, the prepara-
tion, the squad and the way
we're thinking about it."
Australia's buildup to the
World Cup seemed to be go-
ing perfectly up until a fort-
night ago when all-rounder
Andrew Symonds tore a bi-
ceps tendon in his shoulder.
Ricky Ponting pulled out of
the New Zealand series with a
back problem then Brett Lee and
Michael Clarke were both sent
home after injuring themselves
before the first match, with Lee
now in danger of missing the
World Cup.

New Zealand coach John
Bracewell also dismissed sug-
gestions the Australians were a
spent force, saying his team
were already bracing themselves
for a backlash.
"You'd need a sledge ham-
mer and a nuclear bomb to
knock the Australian's confi-
dence," Bracewell told the New
Zealand Press Association.
"They have two (consecu-
tive) World Cups and a Cham-
pions Trophy in the bag .... it
won't take much for them to get


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it back on track."
Bracewell expected Austra-
lia to emerge from their recent
slump and said New Zealand
faced a tough task of winning
the series despite leading 1-0.
"We're pretty pleased to get
a win on the board but ... we've
only done a third of what we're
trying to achieve in this series."
he said.
"Every time you play Aus-
tralia you're under enormous
pressure. They are the best
in the world; they've earned
that right over a long, long
time. Every time you play it's
like a World Cup final."

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Reading snatched a 1-1 draw
at Manchester United while
Chelsea trounced second di-
vision Norwich City 4-0 to
reach the FA Cup quarter-fi-
nals yesterday.
United dominated the fifth
round tie and led with midfielder
Michael Carrick's strike in first-
half stoppage time, only for Ice-
land midfielder Brynjar
Gunnarsson to earn Reading a
replay at the Madejski Stadium
with a 67th minute equaliser.
Arsenal face a replay at
Ewood Park on February 28 af-
ter drawing 0-0 with Blackburn
Rovers and Middlesbrough will
also play again on February 27
after being held 2-2 by second-
division West Bromwich
Albion. Watford beat second
division Ipswich Town 1-0,
while Plymouth Argyle reached
tomorrow's draw with a 2-0
win over leaders Derby
County in their all-second di-
vision tie.
There was a pulsating
finish to the day's action at
Old Trafford, where both
managers made changes to
the starting line-ups,
United's Alex Ferguson bear-
ing in mind next week's
Champions League last-16
game in Lille.
United had plenty of pos-
session but lacked their usual
fluidity going forward, taking
the lead with a moment of indi-
vidual skill in Carrick's low. 25-
metre shot teed up by

Pakistan's pre-World Cup woes ...

Inzamam confident of turnaround

INZAMAM-ul-Haq is confi-
dent Pakistan will regain
their form in next month's
World Cup but says it will de-
pend on the availability of
Shoaib Akhtar and
Mohammad Asif.
SThe Pakistan captain told
reporters on his arrival from
South Africa that his team
would bounce back strongly af-
ter suffering a drubbing in the
recently-concluded one-day se-
"But I believe the availabil
ity of Shoaib and Asif would be
very important in our World Cup
campaign, we really need
them," Inzamam said.
Shoaib and Asif. who tested
positive for banned anabolic
steroid nandrolone last October.
are in Pakistan's 15-man World
Cup squad but remain doubtful
for the tournament scheduled to
be played in the Caribbean from
March 13 to April 28.
The pace duo has to clear
dope tests being carried out in-
ternally by the Pakistan Cricket
Board (PCB) and may still be
in danger of an international ban
during the World Cup where the
International Cricket Council
(ICC) plans to implement tar-
get testing.
"Shoaib and As;f are our

key bowlers and we have no
suitable replacements for
them in case they are not
available for the World Cup,"

Inzamam-ul-Haq is a man
with a lot on his mind.
added Inzamam.
The PCB is carrying out
dope tests of its World Cup-
bound players, the results of
which should come out by the
end of this month. Inzamam
was hopeful that the dope-
tainted fast bowlers and other
team members would clear the
dope tests. "I amn confident thai

all the players including Shoaib
and Asif will clear these tests."
said Inzamam.
Quite apart from the dope
tests, the fitness of the two is
also under question. Shoaib has
just returned from London
where a troublesome knee un-
derwent scans and Asif is said
to be suffering from an elbow
problem following a tour of
South Africa where he was bur-
dened with a heavy workload.
"Injuries to key players is a
major issue for us," said
Inzamam. "Our international
schedule has been very tough
and has left some of our players
injured and the others very ex-
hausted," he added.
"1 have confidence in my
boys,'they just need to apply
themselves and work harder to
improve their performance," he
Inzamam agreed that Paki-
stan have failed to find a good
opening pair ahead of the World
Cup but added that they have
no time to work on a different
"There are just a few
weeks left and we will have
to rely on the available open-
ers because there is simply
no time to prepare new ones,"
he said.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Reading, managed by
former United winger Steve
Coppell, improved after the
break and Gunnarsson headed a
superb equaliser that beat
United's entire defence.
Frank Lampard engineered
Chelsea's opening goals at Stam-
ford Bridge, his shot being
blocked and England midfielder
Shaun Wright-Phillips scoring
from the rebound in the 39th
A Lampard corner then
led to a goalmouth scramble
with Ivorian striker Didier
Drogba pouncing for his 26th
goal of the season just after
the re-start.
Ukraine's Andriy
Shevchenko was behind the
flurry in second half stoppage
time, squaring the ball for
Ghana's Michael Essien to slot
home and then nodding
Chelsea's fourth.
Chelsea coach Jose
Mourinho told a news confer-
ence: "They gave us a very
difficult first half and we
were a bit lucky to be win-
ning 1-0.

"No doubt we deserved to
win the game but 4-0 is a bit
heavy for a team who fought
like they did."
Arsenal, who beat Bolton


Wanderers 3-1 after extra time
in Wednesday's fourth round re-
play, had virtually all the pos-
session at the Emirates Stadium
but lacked their usual bite.

Arsenal manager Arsenc
Wenger told BBC Sport: "They

tried to stop us from scoring
and they did it well. We lacked
a bit of spark, we were a bit flat
in the speed of our game."
Blackburn coach Mark
Hughes said: "We came here
with a game plan and put it into
practice and kept Arsenal
very, very quiet..."
Middlesbrough were
twice pegged back by West
Brom, with Argentine winger
Julio Arca's opener cancelled
out by Diomansy Kamara
and a Yakul.u Aiyegbeni pen-
alty getting the same treat-
ment from Kevin Phillips'
equaliser in the 58th minute.
Watford, battling relegation
from the Premier League, went
through with an 88th-minute
strike by Damien Francis and
helped by a 45th-minute red
card for Ipswich midfielder
George O'Callaghan.
Fulham host Tottenham
Hotspur in a London derby,
while second-division Preston
North End are at home to
Manchester City today. The
final is due to be played at
the new Wembley Stadium
on May 19.

Reading hold Man

United as Chelsea

win in FA Cup

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Pele, Conquerors in

Mayor's Cup semi-finals

... final quarter-final matches tonight

A GREGORY Richardson
second-half hat-trick helped
Pele to advance to the semi-
finals of the annual Mayor's
Cup football competition
when they tackled city
counterpart Camptown in a
quarter-final game on Friday
night at the Georgetown
Football Club (GFC) ground,
Pele dominated the game 5-
0 and calmed the atmosphere
after defending champions Fruta
Conquerors had earlier defeated
Santos in a thrilling 4-3 penalty
win, to also book their place in
the final four.
Both teams in the opener
had played a goalless regulation
and extra time.
National striker Nigel
Codrington gae Pele a slim 1-0
halftime lead. In the second half
Richardson stamped his
authority on the game with
coals in the sixth. 74th and 79th
minutes. while Shawn Bishop
iced the cake with a goal one
minute before the end of
regulation time. for the largest
margin of victory to date in the
Gerald Grittin. Elroy

Parks, Jolyon Harry and
Vernon Mills were all on
target for the defending
champions from the penalty
spat. Santos' trio consisted of
Renault Fraser, Alpha
Sylvester and Michael Pedro.
The two remaining
semifinalists will be decided
tonight at the same venue with


another double header.
At 18:00 h Western
Tigers tackle East Coast
champions Victoria Kings
from 18:00 h while at
20:00 h Alpha United and
Topp XX will do battle in
a Georgetown/Linden
Alpha's powerful lineup
would be led by striker
Anthony Abrams and Quincy
Madramootoo, with midfielders
Kelvin McKenzie and Philbert
Moffat providing useful
Marshalling the defence are
guest players Charles Pollard
and Howard Lowe, ably
assisted by Leslie Holligan.

Doing duty behind the uprights
is Shawn Johnson.
Leading Topp XX's
challenge are Collie Hercules
and Morlon Benjamin, bolstered
by midfielders Kayode
McKinnon, Romain Haynes
and John Milo. Custodian
Oswald Benjamin forms the last
line of defence, while
supporting are central defenders
Javin Crawford and Jamal
Winston Pompey, Kojo
Huntley and Ian Jackson
form the core of Kings' line-
up, while Devon Millington,
Dillon Fraser and Ryan
Thomas will be responding
for the Tigers.

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vacancies in the following Departments:

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Caribbean pacers

need improved

work ethic Garner

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) The art of fast bowl-
ing in the Caribbean is not dead, but it will remain in the
doldrums if the present generation of pacers do not im-
prove their work ethic.
Joel 'Big Bird' Garner, the legendary West Indies fast bowler
of the 1970s and 1980s, said Friday the region's speedsters
needed to work harder if they were to be successful.
"If you go in the schools in Barbados and throughout
the Caribbean you will see there is a sea of talent around.
There is more talent here
than anywhere else in the
world," Garner said. .
"The problem comes from .
what I call an indifferent work '"
attitude. Personal discipline is "
a problem. I don't see my fast .
bowlers waking up at four or
five o'clock in the morning to
do training as they should.
"I don't see them working
to stay fit all year around. All
these are things you have to do
to be a cricketer at the highest
level. If the players are pre- '
pared to work hard and take
their responsibilities seriously, JOEL'BIG BIRD' GARNER
and have the self-discipline
then we will see a change-around."
Garner, the six-foot, eight-inch fast bowler is one of the
greatest fast bowlers of all-time, having played in the glory days
of West Indies cricket alongside other pace legends including
Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft, Malcolm
Marshall and Courtney Walsh.
He was speaking on Friday at Kensington Oval as the Bar-
bados Local Organising Committee for the 2007 Cricket World
Cup hosted a group of international journalists.
"When the players are prepared to do what is necessary to
get to the top and stay at the top then we will see West Indies
return to the top," Garner told the 60 journalists gathered.
"In the glory days there was competition. If you missed two
weeks, then you could miss a whole year, there were always people
looking to work hard to take your place in the team.
"Big cricket calls for commitment from the players as
individuals and as a team and we have to bite the bullet
and let the current crop of players know this."

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HOSTS Everest have taken
first innings lead over
Malteenoes Sports Club
(MSC) at the conclusion of
the second day's play in one
of the two Demerara Cricket
Board Guyflag first division
three-day cricket
competition yesterday.
Everest took first strike
and made 331 all out while
Malteenoes in reply were all
out for 281. Everest will go
into the final day's play at 23


without loss leading by 73
National Under-19 batsman
Rajendra Chandreka led the
way for the home team with
66 (5x4) while wicketkeeper/
batsman Joseph Perry hit an
unbeaten 55 which included
four fours and 43 from Troy
Gonsalves with five fours.
Other useful batting
came from Sauid Drepaul
who made 39 (2x4) and
skipper Surendra Hiralalall
who chipped in with 30 (3x4)
as national Under-19 skipper
Steven Jacobs grabbed four

for 63. while Jeremiah
Harris claimed three for 49
and Orin Forde took two for
27, bowling for MSC.
In the MSC innings Harris
returned with the bat to top-
score with 80 spiced with five
fours while Clive Andries hit
72 (10x4), Shemroy Barrington
chipped in with 54 (6x4) and
wicketkeeper-batsman Delroy
Jacobs made 20 (3x4).
Leg-spinner Raakesh
Gobardhan snared five for
73 while Drepaul collected
two for 55, delivering for
Over at Lusignan
Community Centre ground on
the East Coast of Demerara the
battle was tense on the opening
day as the home team Lusignan,
replying to Georgetown Cricket
Club's (GCC) 228 all out, were
98 for four with Krishna
Deosaran not out on 41 and
Narvan Singh on eight.
Singh was also the. pick
of the bowlers for the hosts
taking four for 33 and
Deosaran, a national Under-
19 all-rounder, took two for

Georgetown whip

Bartica 5-0; Berbice

hammer West Dem. 6-0

By Isaiah Chappelle

Bartica 5-0 at leisure in the
latest fixture of the Guyflag
Inter-association football
championship at the GFC
ground, Bourda, yesterday,
while East Coast Demerara
put away East Bank
Demerara 3-0.
National striker Anthony
Abrams blasted a hat-trick for

the city side, with one each
from national midfielder Gregory
Richardson who was in the
strike line with Abrams, and
former national midfielder Omali
Playing without a bench and
a star-studded line-up.
Georgetown forced the first cor-
ner within a minute of play. But
Abrams missed some early sit-
ters and the first goal came in

the 13th minute.
Captain Shawn Bishop
passed the ball from centre to
Harding on the left, who raced
down the flank to reach outside
the left of the box, crossed beau-
tifully and Abrams netted from
three metres, his fifth chance.
He followed that up in
the 28th minute, receiving a
pass from the left, seemingly
ahead of the defence. He ad-
vanced into the box, dribbled
the goalkeeper and finished
very close to the left post.
Goal number three came
from Richardson, who shot
from five metres at the right,
during a mix-up in the box and
Georgetown took halftime lead-
ing 3-0.
Bartica did have some good
build-ups but the strikers just

could not convert the chances.
Abrams completed his
double, three minutes after the
resumption, running from 35
metres, and beating the advanc-
ing goalkeeper.
Bartica injected fresh legs
about eleven minutes into the
half and began holding their
own. But in the 75th minute,
Nassy, seemingly passed the
defence, got away and patted
the ball into the net and the ref-
eree allowed the goal.
From there, Georgetown
were content to relax as
Bartica stepped up the tempo
and went close to scoring, af-
ter injecting another pair of
fresh legs.
Abrams, who was booked
in the first half, stupidly at-
tracted a second yellow card

and was ejected with five min-
utes into the game.
Georgetown remained un-
beaten in three matches and moved
to nine points to top Group B,
while Bartica remained on four from
three encounters, winning one and
drawing the other.
A late report from Rosignol
disclosed that Berbice ham-
mered West Demerara 6-0, to
join Bartica on four points.
Earlier, Tichard Joseph hit
a double and Errol Havercome
put in the other for East Coast
to move to seven points to top
Group A. East Bank remain on
three points.
Upper Demerara, who had
four points, were due to host
Essequibo, last night, at the
Mackenzie Sports Club ground
in the other Group A match

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

Invitation for Bids
The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from The Global Fund the fight
HIV/AIDS, Malaria& Tuberculosis. 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 site:
I. Renovation and extension to Mahaica Children's Home, 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 Ministry of Health
Attention: Permanent Secretary,Mr. Hydar Ally
Lot 1 Brickdam
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 225-6785
3. A complete set of bidding document 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 of payment.
4. Site visits for the Mahaica Home will be confirmed at a later date.
5. Bids must be delivered in envelopes to the following address and clearly marked:
GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H
'Renovation and Upgrading of sites ( inclusive of identifying the individual site)
Attn: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown, Guyana
6. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from the Inland Revenue
Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Guyana.
7. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 2.0% of the bid price.
8. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday. March 20.
2007. The bids must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope
"the name of the programme and the description of.the bid. including the words 'do
not open before Tuesday, March 20,2007.
9. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidder's representatives and anyone who
chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on March 20.2007 at 9.00am.
The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time
specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

Loan # 1120/SF-GY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following


Duties and Responsibilities:
To coordinate and plan the development, delivery and evaluation of all project related to
Training and Information. Education and Communications campaigns.

Qualifications and Experience:
A A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education, health education, communications.
* Postgraduate training in Adult Education, Teacher Education or Human Resource
Development. At least seven (7) years experience in teaching or related field.
* Professional training in health or nutrition is desirable.

Details of duties for this position could be obtained from, and applications addressed

Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Project ManagementUnit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
East Street

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, March 19, 2007 at 4.30pm.
Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.



30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 18, 2007


T&T beat Windwards by five runs to lift KFC Cup

By Vemen Walter
in St Vincent
In association with P& P
Insurance Brokers, Poonai's
Pharmacy, J. Asrafalli
(Papie) Supermarket,
Kris Jagdeo Contracting &
J's Supermarket

TRINIDAD and Tobago
claimed their eight Regional
One-day title with a nail-bit-
ing 5-run victory over the
Windward Islands in the final
of the 2007 KFC Cup Tourna-
ment played yesterday, at the
Arnos Vale Ground in St
Vincent and the Grenadines.
Needing to get eight runs to
win from the final over bowled
by fast bowler Ravi Rampaul
with the last pair of Mervin
Mathews and Ezekiel Francis at
the crease, the Windward Is-
lands just managed to score 2.
when the bowler ran-out
Francis. seeking a suicidal single
off the fourth delivery, with a
direct hit on his follow-through,
throwing down the stumps at
the strikers' end. that sparked
jubilation among the Trinidad
Opener Devon Smith
stroked a magnificent 81.
decorated with seven gor-
geous fours from 121 deliver-
ies that put the Windward Is-
lands in a position to over-
haul Trinidad and Tobago's
challenging total of 210 for
eight at the conclusion of
their 50 overs, but as is cus-
tomary a batting collapse
once more haunted the Wind-

L Simmons b Sammy 16
A. Barath c wkp. James
b Mathews 0
D. Ganga c Smith b Mathews 7
S. Ganga run-out 64
K. Pollard c & b Lewis 22
D. Ramdin run-out 13
R. Emrit c Fletcher b Lewis 1
R. Kelly not out 41
D. Mohammed b Mathews 21
R. Rampaul not out 3
Extras: (lb-6, nb-5-w-11) 22
Total: (for 8 wkts, 50 overs) 210
Fall of wickets: 1-6,2-21, 3-45,4-82,
Bowling: Butler 10-3-30-0, Mathews
8-0-22-3, Sammy 7-0-41-1, Sebastian
10-0-39-0, Lewis 10-1-45-2, Mathurin
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The Windward Islands
tumbled from a position of 159
for four, losing the remaining
four wickets for 46 runs as they
crashed to 205 all out in 49.4
Apart from the left-handed
Smith, skipper Rawl Lewis (39)
and Lyndon James (23) were
the only other batsmen who of-
fered any significant resistance.
Smith and James gave the
Windward Islands a splendid
start of 82 in 22 overs but the
introduction of spinners
Sherwin Ganga and Dave
Mohammed in tandem immedi-
ately made an impact of the
home team's progress.
While Sherwin Ganga's
off-spin stemmed the run-
flow from the northern end,
Mohammed not only assisted
from the other end but also
snared two important wickets
in quick succession, within
the addition of 13 runs that
brought Trinidad and Tobago
right back into the reckoning.
Bowling his left-arm-unor-
thodox spin. Mohammed engi-
neered the slide by trapping
James (23) sweeping in front of
his stumps then induced new
batsmar Andre Fletcher (3) to
edge a catch, cutting against the
spin, to Kieron Pollard at slip
and when Hyron Shallow (1)
was run-out, being unable to
beat Lindl Simmons' throw to
wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin
from a tuck of the leg by Smith
to short fine-leg, the Windwards
in the 27th over had slipped to
95 for three.
Inspired by the efforts of

D. Smith c Mohammed b Dillon 81
L James Ibw b Mohammed 23
A. Fletcher c Pollard
b Mohammed 3
H. Shallow run-out 1
D. Sammy c wkp. Ramdin
b Pollard 18
R. Lewis b Rampaul 39
L Sebastian c Rampaul b Pollard 1
D. Butler c wkp. Ramdin b Pollard 0
E. Francis run-out 10
G. Mathurin b Mohammed 6
M. Matthews not out 2
Extras: (b-1, lb-8, nb-7, w-5) 21
Total: (all out, 49.4 overs) 205
Fall of wickets: 1-82, 2-92, 3-95, 4-
129,5-151,6-159,7-160, 8-188, 9-202.
Bowling: Kelly 4-0-15-0, Dillon 6-0-
34-1, Rampaul 9.4-1-42-1, Emrit 1-0-
8-0, S. Ganga 10-3-17-0, Mohammed
10-0-36-3, Pollard 9-0-44-3.

.. -.

Sherwin Ganga (10-3-17-0),
and, in particular Mohammed,
Trinidad and Tobago continued
to pile the pressure on their op-
ponents despite Smith and
Darren Sammy trying desper-
ately to free the shackles.
Fast bowler Mervyn
Dillon, roughed up by the
flamboyant Smith in his
opening spell, had his man
when Smith cut at a short ball
that took the leading edge for
Mohamed to clutch a catch at
backward point.
The experienced Lewis en-
tered the fray with the Wind-
wards 129 for four, still 82 runs
away from their target but once
Sammy (18) was caught behind
off medium pacer Pollard, it
was always going to be an up-
hill task for the Windwards.
Mohammed finished with
three for 36 and Pollard three
for 44, bowling for Trinidad and
Earlier, Trinidad and To-
bago, inserted to take first
strike on a good batting
track, far better that those
used for the two semi-finals,
were off to a disastrous start,
being reduced to 45 for three
in the 16th over.
However, man-of-the-match

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ST JOHN'S. Antiguti(a IC& B-Antiga & Barud wilt opp;,ose Bermdlla a
twio practice matches iere next week as teams ;cgin airrvi'vi.g in the Caril
historic Cricket World Cup that runs from March 1'3 to Apr"! 2'.
Bermnuda and Canada will clash wih the loc;
ruary 22 and 25 respectively bhelore being joined
for a triangular series from February 25-28 at th
] F.*C tg creation Ground, a practice venue for the CWC.
The venues for the two practice games
decided by the local cricket association.
The local side, which will be announce
week, is expected to be led by batsman Syl'
the West Indies 'A' and Leeward Islands cap
s ..S reserve on the Windies World Cup squad.
I In the triangular series. B anglidesih. wssiho sill
day, will oppose' 13cBrnmida on February 25 b
Canada. who swill amive from Triniidad & Tobag

Bermuda will be here tomorrow and clash v
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prelimin iaries in Trinidad & Tobago along with
Canada will campaign in Group C of the preliminaries in St Lucia with
England and Kenya.

Sherwin Ganga with a respon-
sible 64, equalling his previous
best at this level that included
two fours and an equal amount
of sixes off 82 deliveries and a
solid unbeaten 41 from Richard
Kelly, ensured the Trinidadians
got to a substantial total.
Fast bowler Matthews (7-


0-22-3) made the breakthrough
in the fourth over of the morn-
ing, inducing a nick from Adrian
Barath (0) on its way to
wicketkeeper James when the
score was six and then four

ra Madholall a valuable 76-run fifth-wicket
stand with Rajendra Dasrath,
NE Chattergoon who just made 18.
itative 93 to in- Off-spinner Jagdesh
n Community Bishun, who is the brother of
) to an easy 36- Guyana Under-15 left-arm or-
over Diamond thodox spinner Totaram
DSC) in the Re- Bishun, snared five wickets
nationwide 50- for 37 runs from his allotted
nal yesterday at ten overs.
ind, Bourda. Chattergoon, however,
in, the brother of buckled down to play a stub-
ning batsman born innings as his fifty came up
hattergoon, hit from 89 deliveries in which he
one six as Alb;on hit four fours.
able 189 all out When Albion began their in-
Diamond, in re- nings after they were put in by
ed out for 153 in Diamond, they lost Safaz Khan
without scoring and there was
y a small crowd a steady procession from the
d former Guyana pitch to the pavilion.
ies off-spinner Yougeshwar Deonarine (0),
"hattergoon occu- Ramesh Naidu (9) and
for 170 minutes. Davendra Potayia (0) went
s while he shared quickly as medium pacer Asif
Islihak shook up Ihe top order by
"', making Ihree for 31 from 7.5
i\ C'i'i \cr while Miahcshws ari' Nai(!'I
17 provided some lalc co,;ola-
lion f or the lower order.
^.la n i Mar-un Basdeo (1).
Veerapen Permaul (8) and
d Canada in G;udadesh Motie (4) were the
!hbean for the other batsmen dismissed ver
lheaply while Bishun re-
al team on Feb- ceived support from Jason
by Bangladesh Henry, who nabbed two for 24
e Antigua Rec- from his allocation of ten tidy
are yet to be Diamond began their chase
and looked vcr\ promising
*ed early this when in-form skipper Shameor
vester Joseph, Fazal and another consistent
ltain, who is a balsman at this level. Khemraj
Sinhli, posted a 40-run opening
arrive on Tues- sLand fronm ust eight overs. The
before playing road secmccd easy for D)SC a11
o Thursday. o ht point, but little lcfl-arm o-
SIhodox spinner Motic instigated
a brief collapse having Fazal
w1i1i Canada on
(i 7) leg-hefore. Singh was then
hinm l ltd b\ nimi-ol Ft-lhic-nmalchl
I li L ( iallcr ioii I 3.
SIndia and Sri Leron Edwards played
watchfully initially but
New Zealand. looked to harbour the pres-
sure too much and his con-

overs later, again found the edge,
this time of skipper Daren
Ganga (7) for Smith to pouch a
catch at first slip, leaving the
men from the Twin Island Re-
public on 21 for two, before
Sammy (1-41) rocked back the
stumps of Simmons for (16)
with the third delivery of his
first over.
The much-touted Pollard.
the leading run-scorer in the
tournament with 238 runs.
coming into this match. was
next to go. caught-and-bowled
by Lewis for (22). in the leg-
spinner's first over after adding
38 for the fourth wicket with
left-hander Sherwin Ganga and
at that stage, Trinidad and
Tobago in the 22nd over had
stuttered to 82 for four.
Sherwin Ganga, who
spanked Matthews high over
midwicket and Lewis over
long-off for his two sixes, in
alliance with Ramdin stead-
ied the situation somewhat,
pushing the score along to
118 in the 34th over, when
Ramdin (13) pushed a ball to
point and scampered down for
a impossible single, but being
sent back by his partner, the
West Indies wicketkeeper
failed to beat Smith's throw

centration lapsed and he went
for 23 (2x4, 43 balls) via leg-
before at 49 for three in the
13th over.
Bishun, with a fighting 13
from 50 deliveries, stabilised
the middle order but Permaul,
the brother of national left-
arm spinner Veerasammy
Permaul, who snatched three
for 37 from 9.3 overs, got the
Henry (14), Peerbacchus
Mohamed (0), Pernell London
(12), Corwin London (5) and
Asif Ishak (0) fell quickly but
Vickram Balkarran who was un-
beaten on nine and Devendra
Persaud who made 15 pushed a
late flurry of runs, before
Permaul had the latter stumped
to spark wild celebrations
among the Albion players.
Motie and Ramesh were
the pick of the bowlers for

to the keeper, terminating a
35-run fifth-wicket partner-
Rayad Emrit (1) did not
last too long. Attempting to
hoist Lewis over the top, he
just succeeded in providing a
catch to Fletcher at long-off be-
fore Sherwin Ganga, with
Trinidad and Tobago on 165 in
the 42nd over, was run-out.
looking to stretch a single into
a double as Smith's return from
midwicket to James had the
better of him.
Sherwin Ganga posted 43
with Kelly for the seventh
wicket and departed with his
team on 165 for seven in the
42nd over.
Kelly, not afraid to take the
attack to the Windwards
bowlers, played several superb
shots on either side of the
wicket, including two sweetly
timed fours through midwicket
in one over from Lewis (2-45).
He overall struck three
fours and along with
Mohammed (21), last man
dismissed with the total on
203, comprehensively bowled
first ball of the last over by
Matthews, also put together
an important 38 in eight overs
for the eighth wicket.

the new champions Albion
with three for 21 (10) and two
for 22 (8) respectively.
Following the completion of
the match, president of the
Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)
Chetram Singh expressed his
gratitude to Republic Bank and
said the youths had shown lots
of promise at this level while
Gibbs, also in brief remarks,
commented that cricket is
played on the field and advised
the youths that discipline, hard
work and commitment are some
of the factors that can take them
to the greatest heights in cricket.
Angela Seas, the presi-
dent of Republic Bank Sports
Club congratulated Albion for
their wonderful victory and
stated that her Bank will con-
tinue the affiliation with
GCB for the benefit of the
youths in Guyana.

WELL DONE! Albion skipper Harrinarine Chattergoon (left)
receives the winning trophy from Republic Bank Sports
Officer, Carlos Bernard, after they won the Under-15 final
by beating Diamond by 36 runs. (Winston Oudkerk photo)

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The Berbice slugger Andre Percival! Born and
breed in the ancient county of Berbice, and known mbre
not for his skill in Cricket but for representing Guyana in
the Stanford 20/20 Cricket and bringing hodfe the victory.
Percival recalled his experiences from since his
school days: "It started all the way there for me, I played
for school and small competitions, but it was a fun thing
for me then! 1 just had a passion for the game, and it grew
more to a profession". Andre started playing in primary
school. He went on to play for the Guyana under 19 team
for a number of years. "When 1 continued pl., i ;, 1
realized that I could make it to the top, because my passion
was growing, and I wanted to make this a rL.ili,,- for

The simple Berbician, who currently lives in the
Corentyne. explained that he is a fum loving, friendly
young man, and is not too fussy for the fineries (' I, 1. The
young cricketer told us about the first professional match
that he played, Guyana vs Barbados in 1993 in Albion.
"That was my first game, but it wasn't my best
experience"; he said. 'I was run out in the game. and that
-,wasyt really a good feeling! I was batting with Shivnaiine
CTandrapaul when that i.iji...iiled "
Playing cricket now. is like a dream come true! I
always looked up to Gordon Greenidge. I Ie was a man of
discipline and skill, a perfect example for the game. I was
given the privilege ofplayingwith men like Roger Harper.
Clive Butts and Carl Hooper to name a few. I never
believed that I would have been sharing the field w ith such
men! These were men that 1 used to see and try to be like!
And now to be playing with these men on the same field
and on the same team was a dream come true."

"Another game that I remember well was the
game in Trinidad. Playing against them. we.were down in
runs. I had to hold my wicket so that we could win the
game. I stayed in and played my game and after much
struggle, the game was drawn. I ended the game \with 73
not out."

Andre played several regional and international
games which included teams from Barbados. Trinidad.
Windward Island, Leeward Island, India, Australia and
England. The game took young Percival to see\ral
countries and exposed him to different experiences as lie
went along.

Growing from strength to strength, it was time
for Andre to step to another level. The 20/20 cricket
competition was on the way, and players needed to be
selected for the First Caribbean match ever in history.
"A club competition was a part of the selection
process for the competition. We had to play a number of
club games, and we were assessed as we played. The
Berbice Cricket Board Selectors short listed the players.
Fortunately I made it on the team."

"The 21, 2' competition was a great experience
in my cricket career. Playing under the lights, the
atmosphere was so different. You could feel the '-n-, i .-, of
the competition. I was so pleased that I was a part of the
team and being a representative of Guyana in such a

"We had a game strategy that we followed from
the first game; we just took every game as it came
seriously. Even when we were playing the games and
winning, we still couldn't believe that we were in the
finals. Even up to when we won the tournament, we still
couldn't believe that we won! On the day of the finals, we
had a team meeting, and the coach told us that the money
is already ours, we just have to play the game that we were
playing, and we would make it. But if we thought about
the money. 1 think we would have lost" he said with a

The young star spoke about the changes made to
his life since the 20/20: "1 always wanted to be a
millionaire!" He exclaimed. "since the game. I'm still the
same person, but now I just have more money at my
disposal, that's the only difference. We knew that we
would win from the beginning, because we matched our
selves to the other teams that we had to face, and we
realized that we were stronger than some, and with others
we had to fight a bit. It was the best moment in my life! I
was very happy that I could win such a competition, and to
put Guyana on the map.through cricket!"
"Coming back from the competition, things
changed a whole lot! People recognized me in a flash! 1
was already popular in Berbice. but now I was known in
the town and around Guyana easier. People always used to
tlop ine and ask 'you're the long hair boy that played for

G uyana?'he laughed as hee'xplained. *
Andre is an eligible bachelor, with a 3yr old son. He has
played cricket ilr years and was also chosen to be one of the
20/20 coaches. "1 signed a contract with Stanford to be a coach
for a year for the school program that he Has running. 1 loved
working with the kids", he explained, "and it was a real good.
experience for me,'I taught them, and I also learned from the
children as well. The Cricket Board recommended me for the
contract mainly because of my experience and the passion I had
for the game." .
It is always hard-to lose a game. I haven't gotten
accustomed to losing because you always train hard to win and
you're being paid'as a professional, so it's always hard to lose.
Whenever I play cricket, it's not flin for me anymore, it's right
down to business. It's a serious game now for me and that's the
atliide that I've lhad 1fir the gine since I started playing club
cricket. You've always got to keep your status up,. so losing is not
an option when you're playing."
Percival. in wrapping up. talked about when GT&T
approached him to be a part of ,i ..i',,i,'. ti and their branding:

"I knew that Companies would have been approaching me. but
when GT&T came to me, it was easy for me to join them because 1
was already dealing with them indirectly. The Rose Hall Town
Youth and Sports was already working along with GT&T, and
that is my home club, so I gladly joined and signed onto the
"I'm currently working on being a coach, and I would
also like to be selected again lIor the squad to represent Guyana in
the 211 2'n competition. I just hope that the selectors give me a
chance to be there again, but if I don't make it I know that they
*would give the opportunity to some other youth that would
represent the country as well as I did."
"I would encourage young cricketers out there to study
first! Make sure that you have a sound education, then make
every sacrifice to train and be the best that you can be in your
,'ii".' he encouraged.

Andre Percival has made an impact on Guyanese
cricket and is working feverishly to make himself more versed in
the game.

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'Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen' so the saying goes. But
how mean is too mean? Here are some tips on being the
perfect, sophisticated mean machine.
1. Insecure + literal = hard work
Men can do a good job of hiding it, but at heart we're just like you
- insecure. Trouble is, unlike you we're also useless at reading sig-
We take everything literally. So if a girl blanks us, we genuinely
believe she's not interested. Remember 'female intuition' got its
name for a reason. When you're trying to gauge where the 'literal
line' is, draw your own line then move.about two steps back;., '- .

2. You're hard to get he feels special
Our sense of insecurity means we're hard woik. but it alo means.
we're suckers for a bit of game pla. ing If a gu. gets your anen-
tion too easily he'll assume you pay attention to everyone (even.
though you probably don't.) But make him work for it, and he'll
feel special when (and if) he wins you over. You know you're at-
tracted to his wit and intelligence he doesn't. Laugh at his first
joke, he'll think you laugh at,anything and anyone. Laugh at his
third, he'll know it's him.
3. The eyes have it
You're in a bar, you've noticed a guy but has he noticed you?
You can't sit there watching him like a hawk, because "stary" can
be scary.
So use your advantage: he's only got one pair of eyes, but you've
got several in the shape of your friends'. Make eye contact three
times (once or twice and he'll blame coincidence more than three
times is stalker territory), then get your friends to monitor him while
you look away. If their reports are favourable, move into a posi-
tion where he can approach you (i.e. get the next round.)

4. Number crunching
You've got chatting, you've laughed at enough (not too many) of
his jokes, you're sure he's interested the one thing you don't do
now is give him your number instead, you take his. You'll be in
control from the start. Men are like dogs let them take charge and
you'll never have their respect, show them who is boss, and they'll
let you tickle their tummies (for starters). How long should you
leave it before you call? The characters in 'Swingers' had it pretty
much right: 'industry standard is three days we prefer four.' (Don't
leave it a fortnight he'll assume he's at the bottom of a long list.

5. May the best man win?
So we've reached the first date. Just as men's oh-so-literal minds
say "she's blanking me, therefore she's not interested", they also
say 'she's on a date with me, therefore.she's going to sleep with
me'. Time to remind him that the fat lady hasn't sung just yet.
And what better way than referring to the competition? Let your
date know about interest from another man (subtle hints, of course
- nothing too concrete). He'll work all the harder and feel reas-
sured that you're a woman worth chasing.

6. The early flirt gets the worm
First date flirting is a must, otherwise he will think he's boring you.
But keep your flirting levels higher towards the beginning of the
evening so that you can then cool the emotional temperature gradu-
ally, and he won't be offended if you don't go back for "coffee".
Don't carry on flirting outrageously until the last minute, then sud-
denly switch off and hail a cab he'll think you're just playing
with him.

7. Partner patter
Maybe it's after the second date, maybe the third, fourth or fifth,
but the day will finally come: the morning after your first night
Assuming it wasn't a complete disaster, you'll be laughing, cud-
dling, showing each other old photos and perhaps talking about
previous partners. Don't be shy about telling a tale or two from
your past but don't reveal everything. Mystery should always
be your sidekick. The day someone knows everything about you
is the day they start to lose interest. "Keep 'em keen" applies even
when a relationship's started.
8. Friendly fire
When to "do parents" is a big decision, but by and large it makes
itself you'll both know when the relationship is serious enough
to meet each other's families. What no one pays enough attention
to is when to introduce a new man to your friends. Don't do it the
first day after sleeping with him he'll feel like a new possession
you think you've bagged. And men's egos are big enough that we
enjoy the thought of you telling your friends about us. The smirk
they give when you introduce us to them makes us feel ten feet tall
(as long as we know they're smirking for the right reasons). Make
your man wait at least week or so before you irtroduce'him to
your "inner circle".

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a test of performance, skill
and endurance, but one that
provides timeless memories,
filled with breathtaking
mountain vistas and intrigu-
ing Patamuna culture.
However, far from just the
adventure and its impact for
tourism development in
Guyana, the Pakaraima Moun-
tain Safari, offers a chance to ex-
plore the window of opportu-
nity for development of the
Amerindian villages scattered in
these mountains.
The safari is only possible
because of the vital road linkages
that have been made to connect
Regions Eight and Nine. These
roads linkages are seen as cru-
cial for not only the develop-
ment of tourism, but for the
economic well being of the in-
digenous Patamuna and
Makushi people who live in the
Former Minister of Local
Government and Regional De-
velopment, Mr. Harripersaud
Nokta believes that the soil

Itpe Ci1 the Pa.tkraim. is nmike it
ideal Ifor .ui'tajrahle agricuirurial
dec elopnmnt
The thit \ear i- hetng
organized by the Ministry of
Tourism, Industry and Com-
merce, the Ministry of Local
Government and Regional De-
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tor Rainforest Tours, and the
Guyana Oil Company
GUYOIL has decided to
come on board again this year,
and will provide free fuel and
lubricants to those participating.
According to GUYOIL Market-
ing Manger Indranauth
Haralsingh, the company is
sponsoring the safari because it
is synonymous with the
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The official safari leg takes
off from Karasabai in Region
Nine, where as is customary, it
would be sent off by a high
ranking government official who
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Region Eight, passing a number
of Amerindian villages.
They customarily wel-
come guests with a drink,
with all requiring to sip out
of the same bowl. Refusal
could offend them. It is cus-
tomary served in a calabash,
but an alternative could be a
plastic bowl.
Thatched roofs and tradi-
tional Amerindian housing are
still standing, and while
captaivating, there is always a
warning to respect local customs
and cultures. For example, some
people are shy about cameras
and could run away if you try
to take their pictures. On the
other hand, some find it fasci-
nated by digital cameras, which
they are excited to see back im-
The Amerindians, locked
out from the coast because of
the sheer distance, are fasci-

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On the previous safaris,
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by Petamber Persaud

Words Cleveland Hamilton
Music Frank Daniels

From Pakaraima's peaks of
To Corentyne's lush sands,
Her children pledge each
faithful hour
To guard Guyana's lands
To foil the shock of rude in-
Who'd violate her earth
To cherish and defend for-
The state that gave them

What sentiments, what a flow
of patriotism, what a call to
action, what a charge, what
rhyme and rhythm, what
rhyme and reason, what craft
and technique and yet the
"Song of the Republic" al-
most never was.
Almost four decades ago -
sometime in late 1969, a com-
petition was set in train to se-
lect an appropriate anthem to
celebrate Guyana's attainment
of Republic status.
The story was that the
writer of those words was at
the time in the "black book" of
the government of the day be-
cause a civil issue from which
the writer was to benefit was
determined politically against
It is said the man's outspo-
kenness landed him many times
in the ants' nest and true to
form, he wrote about this slight
in his newspaper column. Afraid



his entry may be treated with their Bernard Darke,
political discharge, he submitted Soweto, For Steve Biko, Ti
the words to the competition zism, and Leningrad.
using a nom de plume, Thomas It is useful to note
Theophilus Halley, his father's Hamilton came into contact
name. under the influence other
That entry won from 135 ers whose poetry was als
submissions. The judges to music. Some of those
were A. J. Seymour, Mrs. ers include J. W. Chinape
Stella Merriman and Milton C. G. Potter (who wrot
Drepaul. The judges made music for the National Ant
certain amendments to the and A. J. Seymour, all pat
entry so as to accord it greater kindred spirits.
suitability and make it emi- The writers of the
nently sing able. were imbrued with a pat
It was long after the an- spirit and it was manifest
nouncement that his entry had their work; it was a new tl
won that he went forward to new impulse in which
accept the glory. That writer,. dabble, it was post-col
Cleveland Hamilton, was also a writing but still influence
sedate yet busy legal practitio- colonial form and structure
ner that ever so often escaped Cleveland Hamilton di
the straightjacket to don the February 22, 1991. on th
mantle of a poet, letting his of another republic celebr
imagination go as he to be marked by the Song
immortalised people, places and Republic of Guyana whi,
events. Some of his popular wrote.
pieces include Requiem for Of course those word
Walter Rodney, Requiem for Fa- still relevant today as we




o Na-

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o put
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pare to mark the 37th anniver-
sary of the Republic of Guyana.

We'll forge a nation's
mighty soul
Construct a nation's frame
Freedom our everlasting
Courage and truth our aim
Unyielding in our quest for
Like ancient heroes brave
With strength beyond the

That second stanza build-
ing on the opening gambit -
after paying homage to the
land that gave us birth, now
it's time to build, to build on
the sweat of our ancestors.
We still have a far to go in
our quest for peace but sys-
tems are slowly evolving to
make the situation more tol-
erable. We still have much to
do in order forge a nation's
mighty soul but there is no
doubt this young nation is
positive in its intent like an-
cient heroes brave.

Guyana climb that glorious
To fame prosperity
Join in the universal search

For world wide comity
Your people whatsoe'er
their breed
Their hue or quality
With one firm never chang-
ing creed
The nation's unity

National unity is the theme
of the poem held together in
measured metres and rhymes.
The celebration of
Guyana's Republic status on
February 23 is associated with
one of the first recorded
struggles in our history for in-
dependence. That event was la-
belled "The Berbice Slave Re-
bellion" and it said to have

started on February 23, 1763.
As the norm, slaves were
continued to be mistreated but
on that occasion things came to
a head. A slaves name Cuffy
and his lieutenants took up arms
against their brutal masters.
The reciprocating violence
was ugly but the slaves made
good headway so much so they
were in a position to bargain
with the authority. The upshot
however was distasteful the
slaves lost in the end because of
discord and disunity in the
ranks. But that strike was the
first strike for freedom that
came many years later on Au-
gust 1st 1838.
So when we perform the
"Song of the Republic" this
year, we should be mindful
of the sacrifices made by
those who paved the way for
us to have a better life and
we should rededicate our-
selves to the cause of nation

Source:* '

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Boksoe.Ni'ge' Spemrkt te aioa At aley
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Page IV



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

"A person who practices as a medical practitioners without
having been registered under this section shall be guilty of
an offence punishable on summary conviction by a fine of
ten thousand dollars and a further fine of five hundred
dollars for each day he so practices."



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To get from village to vil-
lage. they have no choice, be
the\ to carry their belongings
in Warishees on their backs.
strung across their foreheads.
It is fascinating tor
coaislanders to see them. but
in their faces are one of utter
strength and endurance in the
face of hardships.
Whatever they farm, there
is no market for it, so they just
plant to eat. There is no money
circulating as much, except for
government workers who get
In 2001, then minister
Nokta initiated an explora-
tion for a road linking re-
gions Eight and Nine as a
means of getting the
Amerindians to get their pro-
duce out to communities
where they could sell.
Construction of an access
road later started after a friendly
terrain was identified. The
Amerindians, true "human ma-
chines" used simple agriculture
tools to clear the terrain that
was identified.
First, it was a rough
pathway traversed only by
tow tractors provide to the
Region Eight authority by
the government. In December
2002, monies were allocated
to complete the last portion
of jungle access from
Morabaiko Creek in region
Nine to Young Paru. the last
In March 2003. Minister
Nokta. led a safari of four land
rovers, two tractors and trailers
from Karasabai to Orinduik, sig-
nifying the creation of a road
link between the two regions.
Now, safaris to the breath-
Iaking Pakiaraimas arc possible.
and this year is expected to at-
tract the largest number of par-



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Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007


Full Court says prejudicial evidence by itself

cannot render other evidence inadmissible

IN 1961, the Full Court ruled
that a magistrate had cor-.
rectly found stores clerk:
Abrahim guilty of stealing
from his uncle businessman.
Abdool Gafoor on evidence
which the defence submitted
was inadmissible and ought
to be rejected by the Court. ':
In the particular case, the

court constituted by Chief Jus-
tice Joseph Alexander Luckhoo
and Justice H..B. S. Boilers
(who later became Chief Jus-
tice), rejected' the defence sub-
mission that despite the ereov-
ery of some of the booty by the:
police scientific investigations.
the confession statement by the
accused which included prejudi-


Applications are invited-from suitably
qualified persons to fill the vacancies for

Job description and job specification can
be obtained from the Office of the Chief
Sea and River Defence Officer, Sea and
River Defence Division, Fort Street,.
Kingston, Georgetown.

Applications must be sent to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public
Works and Communications not later
than March 9, 2007.

:cial evidence, unrelated to the
crime being investigated, had be-
come inadmissible and should
not be entertained.
The facts disclosed that

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the appellant Abrahim was,
convicted of the larceny: of
money. Evidence was given
of a conversation in the course
of'which he confessed to a
number of larcenies
including the larceny.
,charged. Such evidence was.
not intended to show whether
the act alleged to constitute
the crime charged was
designed or accidental or to
rebut a defence.
In his memorandum of rea-
sons for decision the magistrate
did not state that he excluded
from his consideration such
parts of the evidence as con-

stituted an admission of previ-
ous larcenies.
However, the Full Court
held that the magistrate must
be presumed to have appreci-


lant, while Crown Counsel Mr.
J. C. Gonsalves-Sabola ap-
peared for the Respondent.
Chief Justice Luckhoo in
delivering the Judgment of the

JiBy George Barclay

ated thai the purpose fok-
which the evidence .was ten-
dered was to prove a confes-
sion by the appellant that he
had stolen the money (the'
subject matter of the charge)
and it was unnecessary for.
him to state specifically that
he had excluded any other in-
ference that might have been'
drawn from it.
Further, the Full Court held
that if evidence is otherwise ad-
missible the mere fact that a
prejudicial inference arises from
it cannot by itself render it in-
The test is whether its
prejudicial effect is out of all
proportion to its evidential
value, and this was not the po-
sition in this case since it was
impossible for the prosecution
to separate the admission relat-
ing to the offence charged from
the other admission as to pre-
vious offences.
As a result, the Full Court
dismissed the Appeal and af-
firmed the magistrate's convic-
At the hearing of the appeal,
Queen's Counsel Mr. J. O. F.
Haynes represented the appel-

Full CoCurt noted that the appel-
lanit was convicted of the of-

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fence of simple larceny contrary
to section 16 of the Criminal
Law (Offences) Ordinance,
Chapter 10.
The matter, though indict-
able, was heard summarily with
the consent of the appellant un-
der section 60 (1) of the Sum-
mary Jurisdiction (Procedure)
Ordinance, Chapter 15.
The appellant in his de-
fence did not elect to give evi-
dence and the sentence led by
the prosecution, which the
magistrate accepted and on
which he convicted the appel-

Page VI

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 tied "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: purniti2guvuyana.ret.y
For additional information, please write to the address above.

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The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following vacancy in its Information Services Department.
Full details including the job specification and job description for this position can be
obtained by accessing the Bank's website at
An Application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to the
Bank not later than THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007 and should be addressed
We regret that responses will not be sent to applicants who do not satisfy the Minimum
Qualification Requirements for this position.


lant, was as follows, the C. J.
The appellant who was a
nephew of Abdool Gafoor was
employed. as a clerk at the busi-
ness premises of Gafoor from
1958 to Januaryl961, at a sal-
ary of $35 per week.
.. .During December, 1960,
and January 1961;: Gafoor.
missed money from the safe in.'
his office and after a report was '
made to the police a trap was
set in January, 1961.
The sum of $376 .made up
of five $20 notes seven $10,
twenty-three $5, twenty-two
$2 and forty-seven $1 notes
was handed to Gafoor by-Sgt.
Hinds who in the presence of
Gafoor treated the notes with a
certain powder named "invisible
thief detection powder" which
had the characteristic of becom-
ing illuminated under ultra vio-
let rays.
A list was made of all the
serial numbers of the notes,
and these notes were
wrapped in some old receipts
and placed in the iron safe
behind some books at the
back of the safe where Gafoor
usually kept his cash. Small
pieces of paper were inserted
between the notes and grease
was put in the keyhole of the
From January 12 to the af-
ternoon of January 14, 1961, the
money in the safe was intact.
Around 8.30 p.m. on the

Please see page VII


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Sunday Chronicle February 1~, 2007 Page Vii

From page VI

14th January, 1961, Gafoor
returned to the office, opened
the safe with a key which had
been kept in his possession
and noticed that the pieces of
paper which had been in-
serted between the treated
notes were missing.
Immediately he contacted
the police and on the arrival of
Sgt. Hinds the notes were re-
moved and checked, and the
sum of $175 made up of four
$10 notes twenty-three $5
and ten $2 notes, were discov-
ered missing.
The next day in the
morning Inspector Zeno and
other policemen executed a
search warrant at the
appellant's home at 30
Albouys Street, Albouystown.
The appellant was told
was reported that Gafoor had
been losing money from his
safe from time to time and a
police trap had been set and
on the 14th January, 1961,
$175 was discovered missing.
The search warrant was
read to the appellant and he was
asked whether he had any of the
articles mentioned in the war-
rant, whereupon the appellant
removed two $2 notes from his
trousers pocket and handed
them over to Inspector Zeno.
These notes were found to
contain.the same serial numbers
as two of the missing $2 notes
from the list made up by Sgt.
Hinds. The appellant's wife
then handed over to Inspector
Zeno six $2 notes four of which

corresponded with the serial
numbers of four of the missing
notes on the list complied.
A search was then made of
the bedroom and Inspector
Zeno found in a drawer of chest-
of-drawers two $2 notes bear-
ing serial numbers correspond-
ing with the serial numbers of
the notes missing.
The appellant claimed that
these notes formed part of his
salary paid to him by Gafoor on
February 14, 1961. At the Po-
lice station the appellant and the
notes which bore the serial
numbers corresponding to those
mentioned on the list were sub-
jected to ultra violet light, and
an amber glow emanated from
his hands, shirt and trousers
pocket from which he had taken
the two $2 notes and also from
all the notes.
The magistrate rejected
the explanation of the appel-
lant that the money had been
given to him by Gafoor and
convicted him of the offence.
The witness Gafoor in the
course of his evidence stated
that on January 17, 1961, he,
his brothers Gulam Hossein and
Ashraf, who is the father of the
appellant, and the appellant
himself were all at his home
about 4.30 p.m. when the
appellant's father told the ap-

pellant to return the money to
Gafoor and he, the father, would
give the appellant $1, 000.
The appellant then said
that he would give Gafoor the
sum of $6, 000 in the morn-
ing after he got the bank
book from the police; that af-
ter he took the money from
Gafoor's safe he put in his
name and it was then depos-
ited in the bank in his wife's
name, Chief Justice Luckhoo
had said.
The Chief Justice went on
to say that counsel for the ap-
pellant had submitted that the
evidence y Gafoor was inadmis-
sible and was wrongly admitted
by the magistrate and accepted
by him.
According to the C.J.,
"Counsel argues that two infer-
ences arise from the evidence-
one which is admissible, that is,
that the appellant was admitting
the larceny of $175 as charged,
and the other which was inad-
missible, that is, the further in-
criminating admission of prior
larcenies in the sum of $5,825
which is of course the amount
left after the deduction of $175
in respect of which the appel-
lant was charged.
"Counsel urges that the
magistrate having admitted the
evidence from which this latter

highly prejudicial inference
arises, when he gave his decision
should have indicated in his
memorandum of reasons for de-
cision that he had dismissed it
altogether from his judicial mind.
"He seeks to make the
point that the magistrate not
having mentioned in his memo-
randum of reasons for decision
that he had excluded from his
consideration that inference

from the evidence of Gafoor that
the Court could not be sure that
the magistrate's mind was not
affected by it and as a result the
conviction should be set aside."
After considering a number
of authorities that supported
the stand the magistrate took,
the Full Court said: "We are of
the opinion that the particular
evidence given by Abdool
Gafoor was admissible in proof

FmO. S $15. HEF


1 19~ lrr ~

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications will shortly have
the following vacancies within the Hydraulics Division, (Sea

(a) 2 Assistant Chief Sea and River Defence Officers
(Sea Defences)

(b) 2 Specialist Engineers (Sea Defences)

Qualifications and experience for:

(a) Assistant Chief Sea and River Defence Officer (Sea

BSc in Civil Engineering or similar subject and at least
seven (7) years Civil Engineering experience after
graduation of which at least three years must be in water
control in Guyana or a Country with similar
environmental conditions, and a Post Graduate
qualification equivalent to at least a Masters Degree in
Coastal Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering or
similar subject or Membership of the Institution of Civil
Engineers in the United Kingdom and at least three (3)
years experience, in hydraulic engineering in Guyana or
country with similar environmental conditions.

(b) Specialist Engineer

BSc in Civil Engineering or similar subject and at least six
(6) years civil engineering experience after graduation
and a post graduate qualification equivalent to at least a
Master's degree in Hydraulic Engineering/Coastal
Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering/Water
Resources or similar subject or Membership of the
Institution of Civil Engineers of the United Kingdom.

Detailed Job Description/Job Specification can be uplifted from the
Personnel Division, Ministry of Public Works and Communications,
De Winkle Building, Fort Street, Kingston.

All applications are to be submitted to the Secretary, Public Service
Commission, De Winkle Building, Fort Street, Kingston not later than
March 9,2007.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications


Tenders are hereby invited for suitably qualified Contractors to undertake
and complete the following works for the Demerara Harbour Bridge,
(DHBC) Peter's Hall, East Bank Demerara:


Tender documents can be uplifted at the DHBC Office, Peter's Hall, East
Bank Demerara, following a payment of a non-refundable sum of five
thousand dollars ($5,000).

Tenderers must provide valid certificates from the Guyana Revenue
Authority and the National Insurance Scheme and these must be
submitted with the Tender. Failure to do so will result in the automatic
disqualification of the Tender.

Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked
"Construction of 3 pontoons DHB" on the top right-hand corner and
deposited in the Tender Box, National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown
by 09:00 h on Tuesday, March 6,2007.

Tenders will be opened immediately after on the said date mentioned at
the said Ministry. Tenderers or their representative may be present at the
opening of tenders.

The National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration does not
bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

General Manager
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation

of the charge laid and that it was
not necessary for the magis-
trate, a trained lawyer perform-
ing the functions both of judge
and jury, to state specifically
that he had excluded any other
inference that might have been
drawn from that evidence, as
he must be presumed to have
appreciated that the purpose
for which the evidence was ten-
dered was to prove a confes-
sion by the appellant that he
had stolen the money the sub-
ject matter of the charge."
As a consequence the Full
Court affirmed the conviction
and sentence by the
magistrate and dismissed the

Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007

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9th EDF Sea Defence Programme Infrastructure Design Guyana

1. Publication reference
2. Procedure
3. Programme
9ACP GUA 10 Sea Defence Programme Infrastructure Design
4. Financing
National Indicative Programme (NIP) for Guyana, 9' EDF
5. Contracting Authority
NationalAuthorising Officer
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, GUYANA

6. Nature of contract
7. Contract Description
The physical sea works include approximately 2km of reconstruction
and several medium-term maintenance and rehabilitation works over a
length of approximately 20km to be executed in various Regions (2-6).
8. Numbers and title of lots
One lot
9. Maximum budget
850.000 EUR
10. Scope for additional services
No scope for additional services

11. Eligibility
Participation is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons of
the 15 EU Member States contributing to the 9' EDF, to ACP countries
as listed in Annex A2 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures
financed from the 9" EDF.
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12. Candidature
All eligible natural and legal persons (as per item 11 above) or
groupings of such persons (consortia) may apply.
13. Number of applications
No more than one application can be submitted by a natural or legal
person whatever the form of participation (as an individual legal entity
or as leader or member of a consortium submitting an application). In
the event that a natural or legal person submits more than one
application, all applications in which that person has participated will be
14. Shortlist alliances prohibited
Any tenders received from tenderers comprising firms other than those

mentioned in the shortlisted application forms will be excluded from this
restricted tender procedure. Short-listed candidates may not form alliances
or subcontract to each other forthe contract in question.
15. Grounds for exclusion
As part of the application form, candidates must submit a signed declaration,
included in the standard application form, to the effect that they are not in any
of the exclusion situations listed in Section 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide to
contract procedures for EC external actions.
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16. Sub-contracting
Subcontracting will be allowed up to 30%
17. Number of candidates to be short-listed
On the basis of the applications received, at least 4 and at most 8 candidates
will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract.

18. Provisional date of invitation to tender
April 2007
19. Provisional commencement date of the contract
20. Initial period of execution and possible extension of the contract
7 months
21. Selection criteria
The following selection criteria will be applied to candidates. In the case of
applications submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be
applied to the consortium as a whole:

1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate (based on item 3
of the application form)
(a) the average annual turnover of the candidate must exceed
850.00 EUR.
(b) the averages of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning
and end of year are positive.

2. Professional capacity of candidate (based on items 4 and 5 of
the application form)
a) at least 8 staff currently work for the applicant in fields
related to this contract; and
b) at least 20% of all staff working for the candidate this year in
fields related to this contract are permanent.
3. Technical capacity of candidate (based on items 5 and 6 of the
application form)
a) the candidate has worked successfully on at least two
projects with a budget of at least 850.000 EUR in fields
related to this contract in the past six years..

Pate Vm


Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007





I love your column. Adult child of an alcoholic here...I've done a lot of reading and a
lot of thinking and still don't know what to do with the rest of my life, career, hobbies,

I over think everything
and don't make a move. I
live in television, movies,
and books. Is there a career
in that, or is it just escapism? I don i take an\ n4ks.
and at 37 I don't know how to I
I am marriedbut don't rock the boatl on an) leI el I mee reli- -
tance, I usually back down. I have big dreams, then talk myself down.
Example: What if I wrote a novel and it gets published? I don't want to travel too much and
meet a lot of strangers. What if someone starts to stalk me, sues me, or someone from my
past writes something about me in a tabloid?
I don't start anything, so I can't finish anything. Just day-to-day work, and home week
after week, year after year. I know there is so much more, but I am so afraid. Any advice
would be appreciated.


Becky, how can I change? That is your question. Wayne often says when we don't know
the right answer we don't know the wrong ones either.
Lost in the woods, all directions seem equally plausible. If a person comes from a home
with alcoholism, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse-if they were marginalized in
any way growing up-this is their dilemma. How do I change?
Let's travel back in time 2300 years in search of an answer. In one corner of the world an
idea is taking shape. The place is Greece and the idea is this: We human beings are minds
riding around atop a body. The mind is the center of reason and the body the center of our
passions. Since we are rational animals, we can use will power to control the irrational part of
ourselves and plot a good course through life.
If you had good parents and reasonable opportunities, this idea ol using will power to
change isn't too bad. But if you grew up in a home where you were marginalized, it doesn't
work well at all. A better notion comes from India of the same period.
The Indian concept sees the mind and body as two aspects of one whole. To change, to
break the pattern of unhealthy conditioning, we must restore the original flexibility we had
when we arrived on the planet. Working with both mind and body we can completely alter
Consider a block of ice. We cannot easily change the shape of a block of ice with will
power. But if we restore the ice to its original form-water-we can refreeze it into almost
any shape we desire. If we restore our mind and body to their original state, we can break our
conditioning and transform our lives.
SWhat does it mean to say you are the child of
Si an .lcohol:lc Ih means you woke up each morning
SIh j I c In2 r, o1 dread. You were afraid to speak,
afraid t, .C ac. jrnd doubted yourself. Your natural
;:p.aKcrr..i de. el..pment was thwarted, so it took
"an:,lher path 'Ih u developed habits and patterns
of thought Iou jre now embarrassed, even hu-
nullated to di cuss. But these can be changed.
Because change is such an important topic,
twe. are going to discuss your letter over the
ne.'t severall weeks. But let me leave
you with a thought from Julia
Cameron, author of "The
Artist's Way." When Cameron
is approached by people who
want to change, yet doubt they
can, she often hears, "Do you
A; know how old I will be by the
time I do this?" Her reply is,
"Yes...the same age you will
be if you don't."
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Making use of the "Miamossy" tree


SHORTLY before Christmas
I cleaned up at the back of
the Guyana Consulate in
There was a lot of high
grass and bush. It was really
outside the property on the side
of the road running parallel with
the chain link back fence. Nor-
mally, weeding teams from the
island's National Conservation
Commission (NCC) would
clean up but they covered only
a metre or so from the side-
walk. The bush-covered space
from the sidewalk to the fence
was about six metres and they
wouldn't clean all that area.
So early one weekday morn-
ing before sunset, I came with
cutlass, shears and some empty
GUYSUCO (Guyana Sugar
Corporation) sugar bags. After
chopping and clipping for a few
minutes at the heavy overlay of
grass, I discovered a big prob-
lem. It was garbage.
Glass bottles, old tin cans,
plastic wrappers of all descrip-
tions, a piece of a vehicle front
end assembly, even a baby
bottle. They were under the

canopy of grass..
The reason for the gar-
bage was simple. When some
people got off the buses at the
end of the road, they would
go to a snackette next to the
bus stop. They would buy
something and walk up the
road passing behind the Con-
sulate fence to get to where
they lived. The area aback of
the Consulate is just about
the right distance (about 120
metres) for somebody while
walking to drink something
and eat a snack and, when
finished, threw the empty
containers into the grass. Not
all the people just, as in
Guyana, those inconsiderate
Anyhow, after two and a
half hours and the loss of a gal-
lon of sweat after the sun came
up, I had managed to clear most
of the bush and garbage and
filled the bags for pick up by the
garbage truck people. Every-
thing was clear now and it
looked clean and nice. "Now",
my wife remarked afterwards,
"when are you going to clean
out the junk from your car

Aside from the grass and
garbage,.I had to cut down sev-
eral small trees, actually sap-
lings because they were young.
They are popularly known in
Barbados as "river" or "wild
tamarind'. Its proper scientific
name, which I got from Dr. Sean
Carrington of the Sciences De-
partment of the University of
the West Indies, is Leucaena
I knew it as "Miamossy"
because a couple Bajan fisher-
men friends of mine, down on
the shores of Carlisle Bay near
Bridgetown where I keep my
own boat, described the same
wood by that term They used
it to frame their fish pots
(made of "chicken wire") which
they set in the bay and further
out in the ocean.
They ask me occasionally
to cut a few of the larger, more
mature trees for them when I
passed another bushy area near
the Consulate and bring them in
my car for them. The wood,
they said, was good because the
sea moss quickly attached to
the framing sticks on the pots.
The fish would then come
around to eat it (and hopefully

go into the pot where they were
the actual bait).
It appears, though I may be
mistaken, the description by
the fishermen is a corruption of
the name Mimosa. This is an-
other type of tree with similar
leaves and seeds in pods but
used mainly for decorative pur-
poses in temperate climates like
the US. But the fishermen also
used the term "wild tamarind"
to describe their "Miamossy"
(hope I got that phonetic spell-
ing right).

in the sun for a couple weeks. I
then made a nice little periodi-
cals holder (see photo) using
epoxy to glue all the pieces to-
gether. The base was a flat piece
of wood, also recycled. It was
a piece of old wooden boat I sal-
vaged from the sea shore that I
had in the car trunk for a long
Beneficial things came out of
my ambitious decision to get
up at the break of dawn one
day last December do some
cleaning outside the Consulate

son's children in the years
ahead, holding books and read-
ing material that would make
them happy.
Fourthly, I was reminded
of the essential goodness and
warmth of the Bajan people.
Some of the passersby going to
work early in the morning clearly
knew me as a Consul; others
presumed me to be a tenant/
owner of the property, as is
natural when people pass you
a metre or so away in that situ-
ation, there would be some ex-

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SOME of the garbage found during the clean-up.

I didn't know it until I
spoke with Dr. Carrington ,
but the wild tamarind tree is
a valuable species in countries
such as Hawaii Phillipines
and Australia where its pro-
tein rich and nutritious leaves
and seeds supplement food
for livestock. In the
Phillipines, the seeds are also
used as a subsitutute for cof-
fee. However, as
Dr.Carrington explained, the
tree contains a glucsoide
called Mimosine which leads
to hair loss in horses and
other animals. The leaves,
bark and seeds should be
consumed with care.
Wild tamarind grows in all
tropical countries and probably
in Guyana. I found the
wood relatively hard and heavy
compared; to other Barbadian
trees whose wood I use in my
woodworking and boatbuilding
hobbies. It was knotty giving
it longitudinal strength and char-
acter, and had a nice texture and
creamy colour to it. It was such
a pity to throw the
saplings away (some of them
were as high as ten feet and two
inches in diameter).
I decided to select the best
of the lot and make something
useful. I cut off the bark and
dried the sticks of various sizes

fence. One was the exercise.
Sure, for someone "over fifty",
the muscles started burning as I
swung a cutlass at that hard
grass and the Miamossy trees.
But that's because they weren't
being used like that for a while,
I tried to rationalize.
Secondly, it showed that ir-
responsible dumping of
garbage is a regional and even
worldwide problem. Some
people (the majority of Barba-
dians, like Guyanese, would
undoubtedly wait until they got
home or place the garbage in
a can somewhere) are simply
too misinformed or lazy and
just throw empty bottles and
snack coverings anywhere.
In Guyana, where the au-
thorities repeatedly urge more
responsibility in this area so that
the garbage doesn't contribute
to flooding, things have im-
proved. It appears that a more
community minded spirit have
led, along with other corrective
measures, to a much better situ-
ation this year and the last.
Thirdly, the wood working
bit gave me a yet another little
sense of satisfaction. More than
usual, because here I was using
good, free material that would be
thrown away and wasted. A
useful item was made, perhaps
still strong to be used by my,

The majority were "good
mornings". Not an inferiority-
driven response but simply
from an ingrained sense of cour-
t e s y
.Others included observations
such "I had the same problem
with grass near me". I shared
their unstated feelings that I was
helping keep the surrounding
environs tidy. But there was no
escaping the inevitable
"Bossman, you:know wha yuh
doing?" from a show off with
his girlfriend.
Guyana is progressing and
advancing for all Guyanese. With
wise leadership of elected offi-
cials, the economy is being driven
by a variety of sectors including
agriculture, mining, fisheries,
manufacturing and forest prod-
ucts. There is the ongoing intro-
duction of new technology .to
for example increase
industrial mass production.
But while private and
public sector agencies play a
leading role, the individual
volunteer initiative at com-
munity level, I notice on my
visits to Guyana, also come
into play. And we can get some
satisfaction and joy while do-
ing it. (Norman Faria is
Guyana's Honorary Consul
in Barbados)


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THERE wasn't a single of his:
hit tunes that was missing
when R&B/Hip Hop singer
Akon took to the stage ini
Guyana Valentines Day, giv-'
ing Guyana the "experience"
mobile communications giant

Digicel wanted to create for
its launch here.
From "Locked Up" to
"Ghetto Story", he gave his au-
tobiography in song, telling of
his rise to fame and connected
with the Guyanese who raised

their hands in acknowledgement
when he asked if there were any
"survivors" among the thou-
sands who had engaged in a real
battle to land the free concert
tickets for the National Park.
But when it.came time for

A bodyguard snatches Akon away
"Experience" concert.

AH, what an experience! . The crowd go wild at the Di ncet.
AH, what an experience! The crowd go wild at the Digicel "Experience" concert.


T IK during their performance at the Digicel Experience" concert.

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Charles Ramson,S.C .,nd NMr Leli, Rin oiiin. ,ill return t,:
Guyana on the completion of hi', tudi'e
At the university, Mr. Ramson was the president of the
Students' union of the university, 2006.
In sports, he was the cricket captain for the university and
played for Buckingham town, a first division team.
He was also a member of the University basketball team
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Young Ramson also represented the U.K. University on a
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the value of tertiary education.
At Buckingham where he graduated with a Bachelor's
Degree in law (LL.B) with first class Honours, he was of-
fered "The Merit prize" for a good all-round performance
academically and for making an important contribution to
the life of the university.


Ohaim'l'c Sabha beg~inssiuclhaIO

THE Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will hold its annual Pre-
Phagwah Mela And Bazaar on Saturday February 24, 2007 at
the Dharmic Sanskritik Kendra in Prashad Nagar.
The Sabha says it will be an evening filled with songs, music,
dances by the Dharmic Nritya Sangh and other attractions, includ-
ing games, sweetmeats, delicious food.
There will also be a special booth for females with accessories,
mehendi, creative school and office ideas. The Sabha says the at-
mosphere will be conducive for clean and healthy fun as there will
be no alcohol on sale.
The gates open at 17:00 h. Tickets are $250 (adults) and $100
(children) and are available at the Kendra or any any member of
the Sabha.
The Sabha will also be hosting countrywide chowtal samelans.
Cjhotal gols will meet in the various mandirs and engage in friendly
banter through their chowtal and other melodies of spring.
Two huge samelaans will be held on February 25. The first at
the Better Hope Mandir, East Coast Demerara from 10:00 h and
the last on the West Coast at 3:00pm. "Come out and enjoy the
rousing melodies of spring," the Sabha says. All gols are invited.

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Holika Dahan or the burning of holika take place on March
3 at the Camptown Ground, Campbellville. This activity on
the eve of Holi or Phagwah sets the stage for a day of gaiety
and colour.
The Sabha will host its Holi Utsav at the Dharmic Kendra. The
Utsav starts at 15:00 No alcohol is allowed.
The Sabha urges the members of the public to celebrate Holi in
a responsible manner desisting from negative practices.
The Sabha says to play Holi use only abeer, abrack, powder
and perfume and not to indulge in playing with noxious and harm-
ful substances.
"Respect people 's wishes, only smear colour on those who
wish to engage in Phagwah playing," the Sabha says.

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Graduates of Canadian Universities and Colleges
now living in Guyana to make contact with its offices,
with a view to creating a Register of Graduates and
discussing the establishment of an "Association of
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By Terence Roberts
APOCALYPTO is part of new creative visual style of film-mak-
ing that is emerging today.
A style of film-making that uses vivid scenes we cannot dis-
miss as mere entertainment. Instead, this style, while also being
pleasant and highly positive at times, also makes us realise the pain,
suffering, fear and destruction humans are capable of inflicting on
other humans.
How do we descend to such a low level? This film shows us
how humans fall below the human level, and why this occurs, by
looking closely at individuals and groups who enjoy using power
as cruelty, it also looks at intolerant systems of social and reli-

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Safeguarding our

Marine Turtles
WWF Guianas is a non-profit environmental organization
based in Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. We are a
sub-office of the World Wildlife Fund International net-
work whose primary function is the protection of the world's
wildlife and ecosystems. WWF Guianas currently works
on forest, species and freshwater conservation. Its species
programme is designed to help protect many of the region's
endangered and rapidly disappearing fauna and flora. One
species of very special concern ar marine turtles: As part
of a conservation effort, WWF Guianas is pleased to share
the following important information.
Protection of Marine Turtle Species
Episode 2
Guyana hosts important nesting sites for at least 3 of the 5
endangered marine turtle species in the Atlantic. The species
found in Guyana are the Leatherback (Dermochelys Coriacea);
the Green (Chelonia mydas); and the Olive ridley (Lepidochelys
olivacea). The hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) nests
only very infrequently in the country. Due to increasing threats
to marine turtles, all species are protected in Guyana. This
means that marine turtles may not be hunted, nests may not be
dug up, and eggs may not be collected, sold or consumed. Un-
fortunately, despite these regulations, marine turtles continue

gious beliefs which look down upon others who remain outside such
systems, or remain less skilled in warfare and economic progress.
The film opens at a time in the early 16th century when
the Mayans, like the Aztec civilisation of Mexico, were in de-
cline after centuries of enormous development, and were there-
fore ripe for conquest by others of different powers, such as
European conquistadors.
What caused such a decline? Was it natural, or could it have
been avoided? Apocalypto does not provide detailed answers to
this because as a film, as art, it is not a history book or "factual"
document (which anyway, are always in question).
What concerns the film is showing the horrible effects of a de-
clining civilisation. However, we have today increasing archaeologi-

Se: ", -

to be hunted and people con-
tinue to collect and eat eggs.
Concern for marine turtles is not
turtles are recognized interna-
tionally as species of conserva-
tion concern. All of the marine
turtle species found in Guyana
are listed in the 2000 IUCN
(World Conservation Union)
Red List of Threatened Ani-
mals. All marine turtles occur-
ring in Guyana's territorial wa-
ters are also listed under the ) '
:Convention on International' (",.
Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
and are a priority for conserva-
tion under the Convention on theW W
Conservation of Migratory Spe-
cies of Wild Animals (the Bonn Convention or CMS).
Quiz q: Which is the largest of the 3 species of marine turtles listed
above? Why would eating turtle eggs threaten survival of the spe-
Please send answers and your contact information to:
WWF Guianas
87A Ituni Street
Bel Air Park,

cal and anthropological studies which give us a clearer picture of
what caused the decline of Mayan civilisation. The most factual
and accepted evidence points to the growth of Mayan cities which
used up the arable land around them, until the soil became infertile,
and the heads of this enormous urban society sent out its warriors
to invade distant forest areas where simple wild tribes, lived, seek-
ing them as slaves brought back to work for the ruling social and
religious elite, and also to be sacrificed to the SunGod, the plan-
etary giver of life which enables fertility, and can reverse, or ap-
pease the process of man-made social decline.
Every scene in Apocalypto is important, and has creative mean-
ing which helps us to see the whole point of the film. We are not
shown dangerous and violent scenes for the fun of it. Silly press
reports in the US claimed Gibson simply loves showing gore and
cruelty, but such shallow reports entirely miss the point.
Film today can be a creative therapy for those prone to violent
cruelties, because when we witness such scenes in a film we are
faced with the choice of whether to advocate, or encourage such
acts from ourselves as well. Gibson's art helps us to look into our-
selves, it wakes up our resolution to be either sick inhumane indi-
viduals, or truly human objectors to such behaviour.
The film helps us to understand several vital points about
the development of human society. In looking at the film we
cannot ignore that we are looking at a past period of human
history, when man in general everywhere was less civilised,
and, also closer to hasty unthinking violent reactions.
The purpose of increased human knowledge about ourselves,
our needs, desires, and habits, is to make us solve problems less
violently, less fanatically, less self-righteously. When we look at
Apocalypto, we should realise that to continue to behave in a vio-
lent and beastial way, is to have learnt nothing from the passage of
time that covers human history and development. Great art helps
us to turn away from something negative and painful, and towards
something that is more peaceful, enjoyable, and civilised:
The film is based on the quest of survival by a young Mayan,
man, his young wife and tiny son, who are members of a forest
tribe that were enslaved and sacrificed by members of the hungry
urban Mayan civilisation that is in decline.
The film opens with an important scene: the young man and
tribe members, before being captured, chased a wild boar which runs
into a vicious wild trap of pointed spikes and is killed. They carve
up the animal and distribute its body parts as food; as a joke the
boar's testicles are given to a tribe member who has sexual prob-
lems; this shows that these people are quite ordinary, enjoying the
pleasures of life.
However, we are shown this scene of the boar's death and carv-
ing up vividly, in all its bloody pain for the animal. We are deliber-
ately shown this scene at the film's opening because Gibson is es-
tablishing a basic human value, the difference between the "meek"
forest tribe who kill animals to eat, to feed themselves, whereas
the complicated "higher" Mayan urban civilisation, kill and sacri-
fice humans for occult, and religious ideas.
Near the film's end, this same brutal animal trap will kill a skilled
fierce warrior who relentlessly pursues the young tribal man and
has the upper hand and is about to finish him off. The fierce war-
rior dies like an animal in the bloody trap, because he has not risen
above the vengeful blood-thirsty behaviour of a carnivore.
Gibson is a devout Catholic, one of the last religions that be-
lieve in magical cosmic miracles, similar to primitive magic. Gibson
turns his young tribesman into a Christ figure who is miraculously
spared sacrifice when the sun eclipses as he is about to have his
heart torn out under the sacrificial knife. Because the Mayan chiefs
respect cosmic omens, they set him and the rest of captives free;
but only as a game for the brutal pursual by skilled warriors.
How the young man, meek and wise from his father's words,
survives with the help of forest products, and even its deadly wild
animals, provides the thrills aiiddxcitement of this film.
We are mored by I'ns lilm because of Gibson's firm focus- on
the power of descriptive images,close-ups of objects, and above
all his deep character studies. One character Gibson keeps focused
on throughout the film is a warrior who is simply demonic, a man
who enjoys inflicting cruelty, who thinks of new ways to be a devil.
Indeed, he renames the captured young man, "Almost" a term
which defines the hero as a less "developed" person of primitive
ideas and skills, while he is a warrior in service to a superior and .
more wealthy lifestyle. Apocalypto is a creative symbol for hu-
man attitudes, actions, and ideas which continue to divide humans
everywhere. The many non-professionals who act magnificently,
put many professionals to shame. The film is largely made in the
avant-garde South Am-rican cinematic style. It is to the credit of
Gibson's creative hum ty that he unites with this cinematic South
American tradition of tl,e surreal and descriptive.
His film, like Casino Royale, is one of the first authentic
film masterpiece of the new century. Both films must be seen
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Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007

Page XVH

aaTV ae L ~ I~ a S S SL

By Tangerine Clarke

and event planner Carol
Bagot, will roll out a red car-
pet of events to entertain-
ment the multitude of fans
who will descend on Guyana
to cheer on their favorite
cricket team for the quarter
finals of Cricket World Cup
The duo said, "We want to
thank the Guyanese people for

The Umana Yana will be
festooned with live music,
fashion shows presented by
international designer, Roger
Gary, a showcase of
Guyanese performers, inter-
national cuisine, and a Car-
ibbean fusion of rhythms,
just to name a few.
All events will kick off at
19:30 from March 30, and run
until April 9, except for a vari-
ety show, and awards cer-
emony that will be held at the

National Cultural Center located
on Homestretch Avenue in
Ahmad, the only
Guyanese to receive a
Bollywood award, and the
president of the Ahmad
Group of Companies a fast-
growing conglomerate of 5
companies of real estate,
mortgage, and entertainment
entities, said that the two
companies seized the oppor-
tunity to showcase Guyana,
at this epoch-making champi-
onship, as they aim to facili-
tate many fans who will visit
Guyana for the first time.
He noted that there was a
need to bring entertainment to
this momentous occasion, and
with Bagot's creativity, and ex-
perience in event planning, they
decided to work together to en-
sure that visitors enjoy a fun-
filled, and successful gathering.
"We understand that the
fans will be looking to attend
functions of an international
standard to which they are ac-
customed. To this end, Ahmad
said, they have planned top-
notch enjoyment such a Jazz
night Caribbean style that
would be appealing to the tour-

In addition, fans will soak
up the Caribbean atmosphere,
as they sample mouthwatering
fare from a diverse cuisine.
"There is no better place to
be for the world cup than in
Guyana, where the weather is
great, the people are friendly and
the culture is unique."
Pointing out the impressive
line-up, Bagot, who works in
government, and who has orga-
nized events for the Black, and
Puerto Rican Caucus in Albany,
and many in the Guyanese com-
munity, agrees that from the
moment guests arrive at the
Cheddi Jagan Timehri Interna-
tional Airport, they will feel the
excitement that is planned for
The organizers encourage
fans to come out and have a
good time, because according to
them, both foreigners, and over-
seas Guyanese, may never again
experience such entertainment

Sponsorship will come AROGER -
from Carib Beer, El Dorado, GARYDESIGM
and Coniac Hennessey, just
to name a few.

being so receptive to the con-
cept of us bringing entertainment
to our county during the cricket
"The citizens have been
very cooperative, contended
Ahmad, stating that, without
their help, none of this could
have been possible."
Ahmad, proprietor of the
Chateau Royal Banquet Hall in
Richmond Hill, and Carol Bagot,
President of Cacique Promo-
tions in Brooklyn, Carol Bagot,
said that they were given the
go-ahead by the Guyana gov-
ernment, to host the events at
one of the country's respected
heritage sights in the capital.


The Ethnic Relations Commission


Public Relations Officer

The Ethnic Relations Commission invites applicants for the position of
Public Relations Officer.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Diploma in Public
Communications, with five (5) years experience working in the print
and broadcast media and competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and
Power Point.

Further details may be obtained from:

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Telephone: 23'1-6473

Closing date for applications Wednesday, February 12, 2007.


Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007

The EPA at Work

Our Authority

to enforce

Last week we looked
generally at the work of the
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) as authorized
by the Environmental
Protection (EP) Act of 1996.
This Act gives the EPA the
authority to enforce against
persons whose activities
have significant impact on
the environment. This week
we will take a closer look at
this particular aspect of our

Principles of

The EPAct requires that the
EPA uses five (5) principles to
guide its work in environmental
management. These are:

1. Avoidance Principle:
With this principle measures are
taken to avoid environmental
damage rather than fix it after-

wards. The "Avoidance Prin-
ciple" is most realistic in our
country considering that facto-
ries tend to be small scale and
profit margins are small. When
pollution has occurred, this is
the principle used in the imple-
menting corrective measures.
The benefits of the "Avoid-
ance Principle" hinges on good
planning so that all potential
sources of pollution can be de-
termined and prevented. With-
out proper planning, an activity
could be incompatible with the
surrounding land uses and the
state and neighbours could be
involved in lengthy court mat-
ters. For example, noise-making
and dust-making activities in a
residential area are incompatible
with the area.
2. Precautionary Prin-
ciple: This principle states that
if there is a significant threat to
the environment, measures
must be taken immediately to
reduce its impact rather than
wait because there is a lack of

scientific data. For example, al-
though, the EPA has not yet es-
tablished ambient noise levels, it
is common knowledge that gen-
erators produce noise. There-
fore persons using generators
are required to install insulation
devices to reduce noise.
3. Polluter Pays Prin-
ciple: This principle states that
the polluter should bear the cost
of reducing pollution and com-
pensation to citizens affected.
This principle links with the as-
pects of enforcement in the EP
Act, which require the person
responsible for causing pollu-
tion to immediately inform the
EPA of such a situation. This is
necessary for the Agency to re-
spond to the situation.
If for example there is an oil
spill in a river, then applying the
polluter pays principle, the per-
son or company transporting
the oil will be expected to pay
for the cost of clean up the oil
in the river. If the oil damaged
property then the polluter is ex-

pected to pay for those dam-
The polluter must also
report the incidence of the
spill immediately to the EPA
while at the same time he
must begin to take measures
to stop the leak of oil into the
river. Once the EPA is noti-
fied, it will respond quickly
to site of pollution to assess
the situation and to recom-'
mend measures to clean up
the oil in the river.
4. Strict Liability Prin-
ciple: This Principle intends
that the Agency may pursue the
prescribed penalties for all con-
traventions and that it is the re-
sponsibility of alleged polluter
to show cause as to why pre-
scribed penalties should not be
pursued in this case, the al-
leged polluter must show due
diligence for the safeguard of the
environment and for surround-
ing activities and neighbours.
Strict liability makes a per-
son responsible for the damages
caused by their actions regard-
less of fault. Strict liability of-
ten applies to those engaged in
hazardous or inherently danger-
ous ventures.
An environmental example
of strict liability is the owner of

a manufacturing facility; no
matter how stringent the miti-
gation measures in place to pro-
tect from the discharge of dust,
if dust escapes and causes dam-
age and injury, the owner is held
Another example is an
owner of a manufacturing facil-
ity that does not have environ-
mental authorisation. If an em-
ployee makes a mistake that al-
lows the discharge of a pollut-
ant that causes injury or dam-
age to neighbours, the contrac-
tor is strictly liable for any dam-
age that occurs.
Strict Liability is applicable
to situations that are inherently
dangerous; it is intended to dis-
courage reckless behaviour and
needless damage.
5. State of Technology
Principle: This principle re-
quires that the best available
technology be used. However, it
accepts that measures of pro-
tecting the environment are re-
stricted by what is technologi-
cally feasible but requires that
as technology improves, such
technology be used.

Under the EP Act, the EPA
developed the Environmental
Protection Regulations (2000)
to enforce against activities
which may cause significant
pollution. These Regulations

(y wati

set out in detail the actions re-
quired by persons to conduct
activities that cause pollution of
the environment. The Regula-
tions are:

Environmental Protection
(Hazardous Waste Management
) Regulations, 2000
Environmental Protection
(Noise Management ) Regula-
tions, 2000
Environmental Protection
(Air Quality) Regulations, 2000
Environmental Protection
(Water Quality) Regulations
Environmental Protec-
tion (Authorisations ) Regu-
lations, 2000

We will discuss the essen-
tial aspects of the Environ-
mental Protection Regula-
tions in subsequent articles.
Join us again next week as
we continue to look at EPA's
authority to enforce and your
role in supporting us in this

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rural areas
involved in duck
production are
encouraged to become
involved in restrictive
feeding to ensure the
Pekin duck production
industry remains
In an investigative study re-
cently conducted by Juan
Solomon, Senior Research Assis-
tant, Livestock Department,
National Agricultural Research
Institute, it was revealed that
feed utilization accounts for ap-
proximately 72 per cent of the
total cost of production for Pe-
kin ducks reared intensively on
commercial feed in Guyana.
The wasteful feeding habits
of the Pekin ducks cause many
farmers particularly those in the
rural communities where the:
cost of feed is expensive because'
of transportation, to be unable
to rear these ducks on commer-
cial feeds.
He also noted that in most
rural villages many farmers use
locally available agro by-prod-
Sucts or table scraps as a cheaper
means of raising their ducks
with far less success, mainly be-
cause of inadequate nutrition.
This practice, results in the
ducks taking a longer time for
market weights.
Some farmers reported a
range of four to six months to
attain a market weight of 2.3 kg
live weight.

Feed intake (kg)
Cost for feed intake
Production cost
Liveweight gain/duck
Value of weight gain
Profit {G$}
Cost to produce 1kg
live weight {G$}2
Cost per unit gain


Feeding, A

Profitable Technique

for The Success of

Duck Industry"

Juan Solomon, Snr. Research Assistant, NARI Livestock.

The. slow growth rate has
led not only to a reduction in
profit gained but also more exr
pensive to.rear Pekin ducks, due
to the extended duration of feed-
ing to meet=desirable market
In addressing the challenges
farmers experience in ensuring
the economic viability of the
duck industry, Mr. Solomop ad-
vocates the concept of quanti-
tative restrictive using commer-
cial feed.
This is a technique in-
tended to reduce feed cost in-
put but reducing the amount
to feed given to the birds.
This could attract farmers at
the different levels or tiers of
the production chain, that is,
farmers who could afford to

18 % Less
Full Feed






26 % Less Full






full feed their ducks thus al-
lowing for maximum weight
at the market age of 56 days
or farmers who would prac-
tice restricted feeding up to
56 days, and thereby market-
ing a duck at a reduced
weight and being able to meet
the demand of the consumer.
During the study, a com-
parative analysis of three differ-
ent feeding levels was con-
ducted. This feeding regime was
done using three restricted lev-
els of 18 per cent, 26 per cent
and 35 per cent derived from
the normal average total feed
consumption of Pekin ducks.
In an earlier study con-
ducted in 2001, Pekin ducks
consumed 7.11kg feed at'56
days to achieve a marketable

35% Less Full






weight~f 2.68 kg. Compared to
work conducted by Perez, a Cu-
ban researcher, in 1985, Pekin
ducks consumed 7.9-9.0 kg of
feed. The range reported by
Perez (1985). was added and di-
vided iy 2 to give an average of
8.45 kg which was added to the
7.11 kg quoted by Solomon et
al and. divided by 2 to give an
average of 7.780 kg.
SIn choosing a feeding
regime, the farmer's ability to
supply the feed is a determin-
ing factor. It is dependent on the
farmer's investment in feed.
He can choose any one of
the feeding regimes from Table


Full Feed







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1 (see Table) that is most suit-
able for him.
Table I indicates the level
of profit, weight gain and feed
According to Dr. Oudh
Homenauth, Director, NARI,
the data generated from this
study is useful for the success-
ful diversification of the agricul-.
tural sector and urges persons to
utilize the services offered by
NARI for the expansion and vi-
ability of their agricultural op-
The infonnation generated
is available for members of the
public free of cost. Persons are

encouraged to make maximum
use of all services offered by
In congratulating Mr.
Solomon, the young brilliant
Researcher on his achievement,
Dr. Homenauth reiterated the
call for more young persons to
become involved in agriculture."
The future of the agricultural
sector is vested in the young
people who are the leaders of
Agriculture is not only the
tedious task of toiling in the
fields but also encompasses
trade negotiations, economic re-
search, planning and forecasting.
Mr. Solomon should be
proud of his achievements and
strive to attain highergoals.
His work will signifi-
cantly contribute towards em-
powering many especially
women in the rural commu-

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The Passage

"How they are treating you?"
"Good," I said.
Her eyes looked large and seemed to be forming
tears again at the corners. I noticed that her face was
a little more sunken, so her cheek-bones stood out. Her
head, very full of hair, surprised me because I had not
remembered so much grey upon it. Looking at her like
that from right above her, and seeing her eyes looking
so full of pain, I at once felt weak and desolate. I felt
there must be some trouble at home. Else why was
her hair so grey and why were her cheeks sunken so?
"What's wrong, Ma?" I said. "Any trouble?"
"No. Only you."

........ Christopher wished school would begin
again.... Not that that would help, of course, because,
he wouldn't anyhow be able to go to school. Even if
the buggy did not leak, it would be impossible to keep
the rain from blowing in. And then he caught a chill
and developed tonsillitis. The wetting and the tonsillitis
were unpleasant, but the horse's behaviour on the slip-
pery roads was what he feared most of all. Normally
the most tractable of mares, Popsy had a habit on rainy
days of putting her four feet together and sliding down
Carrington Hill. Sometimes the maneuver was success-
ful; sometimes the harness broke and Popsy fell on her
haunches. Once she had smashed the buggy against
the.hill face. Being nearer school than home, they had
limped on to school. Donald had left him there and had
taken the buggy into town to have the wheel repaired.
Not knowing what had happened, Miss Bea had grown
angry when he couldn't say his tables. He couldn't be-
cause there were butterflies in his stomach and he
thought he was going to be sick. Finally he burst into
"Popsy slipped and the buggy hit the wall...."

What to do -
1. Read each passage many times to get the details
it contains. Then look at clarity of expression, and how
-each writer's thoughts are linked.

2. Turn now to some of your own personal writing.
Try to recognize whatever aspects) you need to im-
prove especially clarity of expression, and how thoughts
are linked.

3. Also, look at your use of dialogue to build up char-
acter, setting, and conflict. We think that the punctua-
tion of dialogue would be of interest to those who find
it challenging.

Reinforcement: Each new speaker in a dialogue
is given a new line and therefore a new paragraph. Ut-
terances are not to be long and empty, but should con-
tain information that leads to the building up of some
aspect of the story.

F'ra sents & Conversation
Sen tene fragments can be pui. oo good use in -tor'
ridng: Write a cr :. er:.'ion using only complete sen-
i::;ces: 1thien cross' words to make the speech sound

more natural. Read both versions for critical comment
by your study group.
Here is a possible opening line: "Where are you go-
ing on Valentine's night?"

Anyhow, go on to proofread every bit of your writ-
ing in every subject area to avoid unintentional sentence
fragments. Be careful now.

In conversation, fragments are often properly used
as answers.
Where do you work?
At Gregory's Dry Goods.

Are you happy in your work there?
Yes, very, very happy!

When do you plan to leave?
Not even today or tomorrow!

Independent Work: Make up some fragments as
answers of your own. Show them to your study part-

Revision: Which of the following groups of words
are sentences? Which are fragments? Tell what is
lacking in each fragment. Make this an oral activity
after you have written it.

1. Shooting free throws and other shots from a
standing position.
2. Once they do their homework, they can play.
3. Prays by the hour in a cranny in his father's yard.
4. Open pastures protected under surveillance bet-
ter than fenced ones.
5. Insists upon the liability of sick watchmen.
6. Although they have never tried one of them.
7. Short, fat women, especially a team of teen moth-
ers, drawing monthly child support.
8. In four years, averaging three a year, and prom-
ising to do better.
9. They were among the finalists.
10. Because they said they were sorry.

Plot Summary Writing
A plot summary is a shortened version of a story
built around the main character's problem. Like a
traveler's travel document, it shows important stopping
points but does not tell whether the trip was enjoyable.
It does not include personal opinion or evaluation.
A summary plot deals only with the narrative ele-
ments of a story.

This type of writing demands that you be able to
recognize the elements of story, and to link them in neat
paragraphs. You can dwell on points like:
a) The problem;
b) Point of view;
c) Main characterss:
d) Main events that build suspense:
e) The writer's purpose.

\iphi prepare summary plots'?
They help you:
a) Recognise the st'or line and other narrative

When lovely woman stoops to folly
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can sooth her
What art can wash her guilt away?
OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1730-1774) -Song from "The
Vicar of Wakefield, ch. 29


b) Clarify your understanding of action, complica-
tion, and theme in story.

c) Review for a test as you read over the plot sum-

Group Work
Think of a television programme all group members
saw recently. How would you summarise it in two or
three sentences for an interested friend?
After you have discussed and agreed upon the final
version, write it in your journal.

The Argument
Read carefully: The fabric of argument must be
neatly woven. The words and phrases chosen must be
precisely what the writer wants to solidify to maintain
the argument. If however, there is a knot in the fabric
grain, then it must be deliberate and aimed to the for-
warding and illuminating of the argument. Failure in this
is failure in the game.

The Poem: Democracy
I am a democrat in so far as I love the free sun in
and an aristocrat as far as I detest narrow-gutted,
possessive persons.
I love the sun in any man
when I see it between his brows
clear, and fearless, even if tiny.
But when I see these grey successful men
so hideous and corpse-like, utterly sunless,
like gross successful slaves mechanically waddling,
then I am more than radical, I want to work a guil-
And when I see working men
pale and mean and insect-like, scuttling along
and living like lice, on poor money
and never looking up,
then I wish, like Tiberius, the multitude had only one
so that I could lop it off.
I feel that if people have gone utterly sunless
they shouldn't exist.
D. H. Lawrence

1. Give the meaning of each of the following words
and phrases: democracy, aristocrat, narrow-gutted, ut-
terly sunless, and mechanically waddling.

2. What figure of speech is found in the follow-
ing phrase? "sun in any man," "between his
brows," "utterly sunless," "pale and mean and in-


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Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007

Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007

Guest Viewpoint on

the Biotechnology

of Cloning



This week we bring you a
BBC Green Room viewpoint
contributed by Professor
Calestous Juma FRS, a well-
known Harvard Professor of
the Practice of International
Development and former
University of Guyana Chan-
cellor, who was accorded the
rare distinction of election as
a Fellow of the prestigious
Royal Society of London in
May last year. He is a former
executive secretary of the
Convention on Biological di-
versity and one of the early
architects of the principles
behind the Cartagena Proto-
col on Biosafety.

Animal cloning can help de-
liver environmental benefits in
developing nations, says Profes-
sor Caletous Juma. In this
week's Green Room, he argues
that biotechnology could ensure
the survival of rare cattle breeds
that are well suited to cope with
harsh conditions.
After five years of study,
the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)
recently announced that food
from cloned animals is safe to
Some consumer
organizations, however, remain
uneasy about the-decision and
are calling for an examination of
the ethical aspects of cloning.
While their concerns are un-
derstandable, they fail to take
into account the potential envi-
ronmental benefits of cloning,
especially for developing coun-

For example, anticipated
impacts of climate change are
likely to have far-reaching im-
plications for the livestock in-
dustries of poor nations, espe-
cially those in Africa.
Adapting to such disrup-
tions will require additional in-
vestments in technological inno-
vation, including animal cloning
for food and conservation.
Africa's farming systems are
already under stress. Cattle
breeds resistant to diseases such
as sleeping sickness are dwin-

dling at an alarming rate as local
farmers adopt larger zebu breeds
to replace -their hardier but
smaller taurine relatives.
The UN Food and Agri-
culture Organization (FAO)
estimates that nearly 1,500,
or 30%, of livestock breeds
are threatened with extinc-
tion, most of which are in de-
veloping countries. Less than
100 are currently being con-
Ecological disruption is
likely to accelerate such trends.
Slowing the decline will require

the use of reproductive, tech-
niques such as animal cloning
for predictable livestock pro-
duction, in addition to expanded
breeding conservation

Seeking stability
Adapting to ecological dis-
ruption and maintaining eco-
nomic stability could benefit
from cloning.
This will help farmers in de-
veloping countries increase meat
and milk production without
the use of expensive hormones,
antibiotics and chemicals. Such
uses could also have positive
environmental benefits.
Researchers have already
started to use cloning for con-
servation purposes.
The US-based Audubon
Center for Research of Endan-
gered Species has produced
wildcat kittens (Felis libyca)
from cloned adults.
Scientists are hoping to
use cloning to save threat-
ened species such as
Vietnam's saola (Pseudoryx

Anticipated impacts of
climate change are likely to have
far-reaching implications for the
livestock industries of poor

nghetinhensis), gaur (Bos
gaurus) and banteng (Bos
javanicus) and the wild water
buffalo (Bubalus arnee).
In 2004, for example, Indian
scientists announced a plan to
spend $lm (500,000) to clone
the endangered Asian lion be-
cause less than 300 of the ani-
mals were estimated to exist.

collection of articles that exam-
ined the health of cloned ani-
mals, their nutritional composi-
tion and other relevant param-
They came to the same
conclusions as the FDA. And a
nutritional study by France's
National Agricultural Research
Institute (INRA) showed no

S4 Arguments need to be
considered in light of new
scientific evidence and the needs
of developing countries :

Other endangered species,
especially fish and amphibians,
could also benefit from assisted
reproductive techniques such as
Consumer organizations,
however, raise legitimate
safety and ethical concerns
about cloning. Their argu-
ments need to be considered
in light of new scientific evi-
dence and the needs of devel-
oping countries.
For example, take safety.
The peer-reviewed journal
Theriogenology has published a

differences between meat and
milk products of cloned animals
and their traditional counter-
A study covering some
100 parameters of specific
proteins and nutrients car-
ried out by Japan's
Kagoshima Prefectural
Cattle Breeding Develop-
ment Institute and the Uni-
versity of Connecticut showed
that beef from cloned cattle
could not be distinguished
from that obtained from tra-
ditionally bred cattle.

Food from cloned animals is
therefore as safe as its conven-
tional counterpart.
Researchers at Japan's Re-
search Institute for Animal Sci-
ence in Biochemistry and Toxi-
cology revealed that there were
no significant changes in the
urine and blood of rats arising
from the consumption of meat
and milk from cloned cattle.
There are ethical concerns
that need to addressed, espe-
cially those related to animal
A study conducted by
Argentine, American and
Brazilian scientists has
concluded there is an
increase in the frequency of
health risks posed to cloned
cattle in parts of their life
cycle. However, the study does
not show that cloning poses
risks that are qualitatively
different from those posed by
conventional means.
Animal welfare is an impor-
tant aspect of our humanity and
should be addressed by improv-
ing animal breeding and manage-
ment techniques and not by
outlawing their use.
The scientific community
should continue to work closely
with animal experts and ethi-
cists to monitor and help im-
prove the ethical standards of
cloning techniques.

Ethical dilemma
The needs of developing
countries, on other the hand,
raise new ethical issues.
Their most urgent concerns
are associated with having
access to techniques that will
help them adapt their produc-
tion system to changing

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From page XXI
ecologies and markets.
Cloning is more expensive than conventional breeding methods. While the economic benefits of
cloned animals may offset the initial investment, many of the world's poor farmers cannot afford the
high cost of cloned animals, with
prices of up to $20,000 (10,000)
per clone.
The main limiting factor is the
lack of domestic technical capacity in
poor countries to apply cloning tech-
niques for economic and conservation
One way forward is to create re-
search partnerships that will help de-
veloping countries become genuine
partners in the development and use
of cloning techniques. Such arrange- .,
ments will also help promote con-
sumer acceptance of products from
cloned animals in developing coun- as i .
tries. .. ,
Contributing to advances in .
such technologies would nok only ".'
help developing countries raise .
the quality of their animal prod- ,. ..
ucts, but they would also help ,'
them use the techniques to restore'
endangered species.. .
Critics of cloning are justified to s '.-"
raise concerns about the safety and ^ '-
ethical aspects of cloning, but their .
concerns should take into account the
possible benefits of cloning for con- Africa to face more droughts
servation purposes. Climate change to dry Africa
There is no guarantee that clon-
ing would have a major impact on the wider threats to species survival, but foregoing the use of these
techniques would raise new ethical concerns.

Calestous Juma is a professor of international development at Harvard University's Kennedy School
of Government, and co-chairs a high-level expert panel of the African Union on modern biotechnology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has
-mailed VAT Return Packages to VATI
Registrants. Persons who have not yet
received a package are encouraged to visit the
VAT Department to uplift one.

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

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S Welcome to the 439' edition of
f"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Slow cooker, often referred to as a Crock-Pot, is a countertop electrical home appliance that is used to cook
stews and other dishes containing water at relatively low temperatures, with correspondingly long cooking
times (several hours). Many recipes simply call for the ingredients to beputin the crock, with littlepreparation.
Theslow cooker can then safely beleftto run unattended, makingit convenient cooking method.

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
Chico Black Pepper to taste
1 (2 to 3 pound) broiler chicken cut up
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups chicken broth

In a shallow bowl, combine flour, sage, basil,
Chico Black Pepper and seasoned salt; coat
chicken. Reserve remaining flour mixture. In
a large skillet, melt butter; brown chicken on
all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add 1/4
cup reserved flour mixture to the skillet
(discarding the rest); stir until smooth. When
mixture begins to bubble, stir in chicken broth
and bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Pour
over chicken. Cover and cook on high for 2 to
2-1/2 hours or until chicken juices riunclear.

Guyana Revenue Authority

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

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

For more information contact the VAT and Excise Tax
Department on telephone number 227 7929 Ext 200
or 201(
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I Slow Cooked Chilli

2 pounds minced beef
2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed
and drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes,
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 medium onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Chico Black Pepper
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Bakng Powder
Custard Fbuider '
Blach Pepper

In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat
until no longer pink; drain.
Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next
nine ingredients.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or
on high for 4 hours.

Garnish individual
servings with cheese if


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and best wishes
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together are
extended to Mr
and Mrs Richard
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Celebrated their
first wedding
anniversary on
February 14.
Greetings are from
their families and

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Sunday Chronicle February 18, 2007

Page XXin

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (Reuters) A judge in
Florida gave the go-ahead on Friday for the body of former
Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith to be embalmed, but
a decision about releasing her for burial is days away.
Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin said the embalming would take
place on Friday at the Broward Medical Examiner's Office
where Smith's body has been stored since she died on Febru-
ary 8 at a Florida casino hotel of unexplained causes, aged 39.
"I want to maintain the beauty and dignity of Anna Nicole
Smith," Seidlin said.
he medical examiner's office in Dania Beach, Florida,
had warned that her corpse was beginning to decompose.
But Smith's body has been hostage to several disputes.
Her lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, wants her
buried in the Bahamas next to her son, who died at age 20 last
year. A private forensics expert hired by Smith said her son's

MMORE than 100 of the
world's top musicians will
perform at a series of world-
wide concerts this summer to
highlight the threat of global
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
and the Black Eyed Peas will be
among those taking part in the
Live Earth gigs on 7 July.
The eight concerts were an-
nounced by ex-US Vice Presi-
dent Al Gore, whose global
warming film An Inconvenient
Truth is up for two Oscars.
Johannesburg, London.
Shanghai and Sydney are among
the host cities. Three other con-
certs will take place in the US.
Brazil and Japan, with the cit-
ies still to be decided. There will
also be a concert in Antarctica.
Mr Gore made the an-
nouncement at a press confer-
ence in Los Angeles on Thurs-
day, joined by actress Cameron
Diaz and rapper Pharrell Will-
iams, who will perform at one

of the shows.
"We have to get the mes-
sage of urgency and hope out,"
Mr Gore said.
"The climate crisis will only
be stopped by an
unprecedented and
sustained global A Gore
Other artists
confirmed for the
Live Earth con-
certs include Bon
Jovi, Kelly
Clarkson, Sheryl
Crow, Faith Hill.
Tim McGraw.
Snoop Dogg.
Lenny Kravitz and
the Foo Fighters.
British perform-
ers will include Keane,
Snow Patrol, Duran Duran,
Bloc Party and Paolo Nutini.
Proceeds from the concerts
will go towards the creation of
a foundation to combat climate
change led by the Alliance for

Climate Protection, which is
chaired by Mr Gore.

Carbon neutral
The concerts' producer

Kevin Wall won an Emmy
Award for producing the Live 8
concerts in 2005, which were
organised by Bob Geldof to put
pressure on world leaders to
eradicate the debts of the

world's poorest countries.
Mr Wall said each concert
would last from four to eight
hours. Alongside the big
names, the line-ups will also
include local talent
to appeal to regional
At the press
organizers said Live
S Earth "will become
the model for car-
bon neutral concerts
and other live
events in the fu-
A meeting of glo-
bal political leaders in
Washington this week
has reached a new
agreement on tackling climate
Delegates agreed that de-
veloping countries as well as
rich countries will have to
face targets for cutting green-
house gas emissions.

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death was likely due to a dangerous mix of prescription drugs.
Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, long estranged from the former
topless dancer and billionaire's widow, wants her buried in her
home state of Texas.i
Meanwhile, Smith's estate is the subject of a paternity suit.
Her estate could one day be worth half a billion dollars if a
separate, decade-long courtroom battle to inherit the fortune of
her ex-husband, oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall, prevails.
Former boyfriend Larry Birkhead claims to be the father of
Smith's 5-month-old baby, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern,
who was born in the Bahamas three days before Daniel Smith
died. Stern, however, is listed as the father on the birth certifi-
Stern's lawyers on Friday handed the court in Fort Lauder-
dale what they said was Smith's will. Its contents were not
immediately revealed.
Seidlin ordered Stern to appear in his court to testify on
Tuesday. but ended Friday's hearing with a number of issues
unresolved, including whether his court would have jurisdiction
in the paternity case and who would have the right to bury
But he indicated he wanted to decide the burial issue
On Tuesday.

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