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


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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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I f9Tf Sminute deadline 6n eulogies and deem some areas of a person's life He said the comments often embarrassed the priest, the fam-
Soff limits. ily and the congregation and become the focus of the service.
D' MTE The move is designed to cut back on the number of long-winded
CANBERRA (Reuters) Keep it short, and don't eulogies by friends or family members at funeral masses, and to WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF 1,
mention sex or drunkenness those are the new ensure the funeral mass keeps its main focus as an act of worship ITH l C M LMEN y' i
rules for eulogies at funeral masses in Australia's to God and a place for prayers for the deceased.
Catholic church. "On not a few occasions, inappropriate remarks glossing over
An increase in the number of inappropriate com- the deceased's proclivities (drinking prowess, romantic conquests 4,R
ments at funeral masses has prompted Australia's most etc) or about the Church (attacking its moral teachings) have been _
senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, to impose a five- made at funeral masses," Pell's new guidelines say. FMOr ng Jmu c i_ -i.4

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MASH s getting...bigger...and better. Mash Day in Georgetown Friday.

killed in
Mash Eve
tween a motor cyclist
and a pedal cyclist on
the Number 53 road.
Corentyne, Berbice, re-
sulted in the death of a
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- not in Linden
Mash jump up
Page two
speaks out
Page two

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 200

Punctures hit

Firestorm dragon

ot i Linde M ash u contingent to this year's activi-
not in Linden Mash jump up tiesin Georgetown due to con-
straints but has been able to fi-
nance three floats and efforts are
DIGICEL will not be taking The Firestorm dragon could to the Firestorm and Blue on stream for others to come
its "Firestorm" clan to Lin- not complete the route to the Power contingents converging in from the just concluded national
den today for the mining National Park Friday, as the the town. costume and float parade in
town's annual Mash Jump wheels carrying the float were The Regional Democratic Georgetown held on Friday.
Up, dampening the hype to an punctured, Cole said. Council of Region 10 planned According to Roberts, the
anticipated showdown with ri- She said the band changed event comes off today and will programme starts at 12:00h and
vals "Blue Power" of the four wheels from the starting start from Christiansburg on the "so far we have been able to se-
Guyana Telephone and Tele-, point at Camp Street to the Irv- west bank of the Demerara cure sponsorship for sound
graph Company. ing and Vlissengen Road junc- River before crossing the systems from firms like Ansa
Designer Michelle Cole, tion halfway to the National Mackenzie/Wismar bridge and McAl, tentative commitments
who teamed up with her part- Park. She said it was disap- end at the Mackenzie Sports from Digicel and approaches
ner Trevor Rose to create the pointing, but she still felt the Club ground. have been made to Banks DIH
Firestorm theme, said yesterday band did well. Roberts, the Public Informa- and DDL as well as GT&T and
the band did not register for the Coordinator of the activities tion Officer of the RDC of Re- some other companies...We are
Linden event, in Linden, Mr. Leon Roberts gion 10, said last year's event awaiting to see what their in-.
She added that the mishaps yesterday said Linden was well was easily the best for a long puts will be."
with the float on Mashramani Day prepared to stage one of its big- time, but this year's is expected Roberts said the schools in

Friday had nothing to do with the
decision not to go to Linden.

gest ever costume and float pa-
rade in years, looking forward

to exceed that.
The region did not send a

(Please see page three)

Pope speaks out

against 'designer

RONIE, (Reutersi Pope Benedict yesterday condemned ge-
netic engineering and other scientific practices that allow
people to select so-called "designer babies" by screening
Ihenm for defects.
In .t speech to the Pontifical \cademr for Life a Church
bd. ?d of e\penr. tihe Pope il,. allacked artificial inseminanton
.Ind the *'.ideslpre:id uc of miedicjl tivis ithai can detect dileases
,id inherintJ iLid rldes in embr,'os
in Je,.loped counltires, there is a growing interest for the
nmo1t sophi iiciaedl biotechnological research to introduce ubtle
and eu\ensi\e eugemnic methods in the obsessive search for the
perfect child." the Pope said.
He said the righr to life was increasingly under attack in the
,. world. citing pressures to legahse abortion in Latin America. and
euthanasia in the richest countries
He also spoke out against civil unions as an alternamle to
marriage, his criticism of a bill approved this month b)
the Italian go\ernmnent granting rights to unwed and ga.
Turning that bill into law now appears a more remote
possibility, as it was dropped from a government programme
submitted b) Romano Prodi to his allies to allow him to
sta3 on as prime minister and end the latest political cri-



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Drug ri


international drug ring. in-
volving persons from
Trinidad, Canada, Guyana,
London and the United States
has been interrupted by offic-
ers of the Organised Crime
Narcotics and Firearms Bu-
reau (OCNFB).
The officers claimed success
after their latest seizure on
Thursday afternoon, when
OCNFB detectives raided a
Champs Fleurs guesthouse and
arrested two Nigerian nationals
and a Trinidad resident.

A few minutes later, a Rus-
sian woman was held while at-
tempting to board a Caribbean
Airlines flight to London with
packages of cocaine strapped to
her body.
Up to Friday, OCNFB de-
tectives had seized cocaine with
an estimated street value of over
$8 million.
The Russian woman, Sanda
Tamasausku. 21. a hairdresser
from Latvia. appeared in the Arima
Magistrates' Court before Senior
Magistrate Debra Quintyne Fri-
day afternoon and was denied bail.


Tamasausku is expected to re-ap-
pear on March 5.
She is charged with posses-
sion of cocaine for the purpose
of trafficking and attempting to
export a prohibited drug, the
latter being a Customs and Ex-
cise charge.
Police reports stale that
around 4.30 p.m. on Thursday,
OCNFB officers were on duty
at the Piarco International Air-
port when they were alerted to
a woman acting suspiciously as
she was about to hoard Carib-
bean Airlines flight CA 900 to
Heathrow Airport. London.
The wonialn was stopped
and searclhd h\ ollficcrs. who
discovered 1.07 kilos ol cocaine
strapped to her body. The co-
caine has an estimated street
value of $400,000.
In an earlier exercise, nar-
cotics detectives arrested two
Nigerian males, aged 31 and 32,
and a 39-year-old Trinidadian
female in a guesthouse.
The woman, from Cumuto,
is employed as a security of-
ficer and will appear before Se-
nior Magistrate Lianne Lee Kim


in the Port-of-Spain Magis-
trates' 4A Court tomorrow to
answer charges of possession of
cocaine for the purpose of traf-
Police said the trio had been
under surveillance for some time
and when the room which they
occupied was raided, cocaine
was found stuffed in several car-
tons of Crayola markers. flash
lights and thermos flasks.
Cocaine was also found in
the lining of a suitcase.
OCNFB officers said the

cocaine, which was in a pow-
dery form, weighed 4.2 kilos and
had an estimated street value of
$1.7 million. The cocaine, offic-
ers added, was to be shipped to
North America and Europe.
Senior narcotics officers
said both busts were made af-
ter intensive surveillance exer-
cises and remain amazed at the
innovative concepts that are be-
ing adopted by drug mules in a
hid to traffic both cocaine and
It was only on Monday

lg with

*a. busalr.

GENERAL Manager of the
Guyana. Rice Development
Board (GRDB), Mr. Jagnarine
Singh is urging .rice farmers
to be on the lookout for paddy
bugs during the current flow-
ering and harvesting seasons.
He told the Government In-
formation Agency (GINA)
there have been reports of.
paddy bug infestation in Region

Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).
He explained that at the
flowering and harvesting stages,
the crop is most susceptible be-
cause of the food content.
If the paddy bug population
in the rice plot is above the
threshold level (one bug per
sweep using a sweep net), it is
recommended that farmers use
the following pesticides in the

applications suggested and that
they wear protective clothing
during the process:
Fastac 150-300ml (60-
Actara 96g/ha (39g/ac)
Admire 100ml/ha (40ml/
Pilarking 100ml/ha
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that OCNFB detectives seized
cocaine valued at over $5 mil-
lion aboard a Caribbean Airlines
aircraft at Piarco. The cocaine,
stored in pellets, were hidden
inside carailli and were part of
a vegetable shipment that had
left Guyana. The flight was in-
transit to Trinidad on a flight
destined to Toronto, Canada.
Contacted Friday, Guyana
custom officials said they
were unaware of the bust and
noted that their security sys-
tem at the Cheddi Jagan Inter-
national Airport was up to
mark. No one was held in con-
nection with that bust, but se-
nior local narcotics officials
said they are pursuing various
The exercises were spear-
headed by ASPs Franklyn
Edwards and Allan Crooks.
It was only last week that
Caribbean Airlines director
of Corporate Affairs Dionne
Ligoure boasted that Carib-
bean Airlines' security sys-
tems "meet and surpass the
regulatory standards required
by all airlines".

Punctures hit ...
(From page two)
Linden will be participating and their contingents will be
placed in front as there will not be any interaction between
the youths and the adults as there will be a great effort to sepa-
rate the children from adults.
He is calling on residents to come out and support the
parade and said the three regional costumes will cater for
those who want to be part of the fun, as some twenty five
tops will be made available for the adults to join the three


The General public is hereby notified that MR. KEVIN CUMBERBATCH of
140 Crown Street, Queenstown, Georgetown and MS. MALEIKA WILTSHIRE
of 9 D'Aguair Street, Meadow Bank E.B.D. are no longer employed with
Therefore, they are not authorized to transact any business or collect any monies
on behalf of the pawnshop.

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The Institute of Distance & Continuing
University of Guyana
invites the General Public
to the first lecture in the
2007 Dennis Irvine Lecture Series
How can Learning Contribute to Development
Sir John Daniel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Commonwealth of Learning

Monday, February 26,2007
17:00 h
Tower Hotel, Main Street, Georgetown


4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE Februairy 25,'2007

Fuel tanker bomb

kills 40 near mosque

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) A
fuel tanker rigged with ex-
plosives killed 40 people
when it blew up near a
Sunni mosque in western
Iraq yesterday, a day after the
mosque's imam had
criticised al Qaeda militants,
police and residents said.
The bomb exploded in a
market in the town of
Habaniya in the restive prov-
ince of Anbar, where U.S.

forces are battling Sunni Arab in-
surgent groups, including al
Local police said they be-
lieved the mosque was the tar-
get, adding that the market had
been destroyed and 64 people
wounded. Women and children
were among the dead, they said.
In Baghdad, more than 20
loud explosions in quick succes-
sion rocked a southern district
of the capital after night fell.

The U.S. military said the
cause of the blasts were "indi-
rect fire". Brigadier Qassim
Moussawi, spokesman for Iraqi
forces in the capital, said the
blasts were the result of military
operations by Iraqi and U.S.
forces conducting a major secu-
rity crackdown in Baghdad.
Residents said the imam of
the mosque in Habaniya had
criticised Sunni al Qaeda during
Friday prayers.
Some Sunni tribal leaders in
Anbar are leading a campaign to
fight al Qaeda, which is deeply
entrenched in the province. But
the attack signals an escalation
of the power struggle in an area
where U.S. troop reinforcements
are soon to be deployed.
U.S. President George W.
Bush is sending 21,500 extra
troops to Iraq to help with the
crackdown in Baghdad, aimed at
stemming sectarian bloodshed
pushing Iraq towards all-out
civil war.

Most are heading for the
capital, but 4,000 will be sent
to Anbar, the most dangerous
province in Iraq for American
Attacks on mosques are a
common feature in Iraq as mili-
tant groups seek to stir up sec-
tarian tensions.
Habaniya lies 85 km (50
miles) west of the Baghdad.
U.S. forces imposed a curfew in
the area after the blast.
On Monday, two suicide
bombers in nearby Ramadi killed
11 people when they targeted
the house of Sattar al-Buzayi,
who has led the anti-al Qaeda
drive, which is backed by the
Shi'ite-led government in
Baghdad and the U.S. military.
Insurgents earlier
stormed an Iraqi police
checkpoint near Baghdad air-
port, killing eight policemen
in a bold challenge to the se-
curity crackdown in the capi-

Mugabe takes birthday

swipe at opposition, Britain
GWERLU. Zimbabwe, (Reutersi Celebraling his 83rd birth-
da yesterday President Robert Nlugabe accused his main
opposition rival of trying to oust him nith British help.
but vowed these efforts would fail.
Mugabe has ruled the southern Afnican country) since inde-
pendence from Bniain in 1980 and cnncs. % ho accuse the presi-
dent of human nights iolanons. sa\ his nationalist policies have
plunged the economy into deep crisis.
Addressing thousands of supporters from his ruling ZANU-
PF parts at a part) to mark his birthday, Mugabe said his gov-
ernment % as working hard to turn around the economy
He said, how\eer. his plans were being sabotaged by those to overthrow him. including Movement for Democratic
Change I'MDCI leader Morgan Ts\angiral.
"Morgan Tssangira and his MNDC, those puppets of the
British. are trying to organise to remove us from power to ful-
fil an agenda ginen to them by the British." he said.
'But their efforts will come to nought because we have the
support of the people and. even if he denounces us from the
top of a mountain or appeals for foreign intervention from there,
we are not going to fall." he said at ihe party in a stadium in
the quiet central Zimbabwe city of Gweru
While ZANU-PF laid on a feast for his birthday, the IMF
expressed deep concern over Zimbabwe's deteriorating social
and economic conditions.
The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change has
said the party is "in bad taste" given the state of the economy.
Doctors. nurses and teachers have staged wildcat strikes de-
manding higher wages to cushion against rampant inflation.
The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it
would maintain its suspension of financial and technical
assistance to Zimbabwe. Harare had tailed to clear its debt
arrears and address the worsening economic and social cri-
sis. the IMF said.

in aI onI dge afte [ [a1rmyord1i e E s end tIo Is tlk II eI

CONAKRY, (Reuters) -
There were fewer soldiers on
the streets of Guinea's capi-
tal yesterday after martial
law ended overnight, but
many Conakry residents fear
trouble this week after the
army ordered an end to a na-
tionwide strike.
Union leaders say President

Lansana Conte is unfit to gov-
ern and have initiated strikes to
force concessions from him.
On Friday Guinea's parlia-
ment refused a request from
Conte to extend martial law, im-
posed almost two weeks ago to
quell violent protests against his
rule, in a rare act of defiance
against the autocratic leader.
Shortly before martial law
lapsed the army chief of staff,
Kerfalla Camara, went on state
radio and TV to order an end to
the labour stoppage, putting the
armed forces on a collision
course with the unions.

"It's not the military that
was at the origin of this strike
and it is not them who will de-
cide when it ends," union nego-
tiator Ousmane Souare told
Although most shops re-
mained shuttered, yesterday
cars took to the streets and
some market food stalls were
open. In outlying suburbs,
the shattered glass and
charred remains of barrages
that had littered the streets
have been cleaned up and the
soldiers who had guarded
main junctions are gone. But

the calm is uneasy.
Union leaders want Conte,
a reclusive diabetic in his 70s
who has ruled since seizing
power in 1984, to appoint a
new, neutral head of government
with powers to hire and fire
Support for the strike has
triggered violent clashes with
security forces in towns
across the country, killing
more than 120 people since
the start of the year. Govern-
ment officials have said the
situation borders on an in-

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Lot 36 Albouys Street and
Independence Boulevard

Tenders must be submitted in writing
sealed and addressed to Bibe
Sharmeeun Backer, Lot 10 Water
Street, Bagotstown, East Bank
Demerara no later than March 9, 2007.




* Cultivation lots numbered 87, 88 & 89 and
90 Section J, Bush Lot, West Coast
Berbice, no building thereon.

* Property situated at lot numbered 62, Section B,
West of the Public Road, being portion of a tract
of land held by Grant No. 1805 Crabwood Creek,
Corentyne, Berbice, with the building thereon.

* A tract of land annexed to Absolute Grant No.
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We advise that our Automated Teller Machine (ATM) located

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007 5

Fri Jt"10Tz -V----...low

- Gunmen shot and killed
two young couples, includ-
ing a pregnant 15-year-old
girl, in a working class dis-
trict of Brazil's biggest city
of Sao Paulo, police said yes-
Two young women and
one man were killed immedi-
ately in Vila Alabama on the

The Port-of-Spain City Cor-
poration has spent a stagger-
ing $400,000 to remove gar-
bage off the streets of the
capital city for Carnival 2007.
The revelation came from
Port-of-Spain Mayor
Murchison Brown in a brief
telephone interview Friday. The
corporation, Brown said, had to
dip into its coffers to ensure

eastern outskirts of the city af-
ter midnight and the other man
died in hospital later. The vic-
tims were aged between 15 and
20 and none had criminal
The two couples were talk-
ing in the street when they were
fired upon from a car and the
motive of the killings was un-
clear, a duty police officer said.

that the streets of the capital
city remain litter free on Carni-
val Monday and Tuesday.
It cost the corporation at
least $400,000 to clean the
city's streets for Carnival. "I am
pleased with the work deliv-
ered. I think it was money well
spent." Brown said a clean up
crew comprising of 600 sanita-
tion workers were hired by the
corporation to remove garbage

It is the fourth multiple
killing of young people in Sao
Paulo since the start of the
year. The shootings have
claimed at least 14 lives, in-
cluding six deaths in one case
on Feb. 2.
Although the tourism mecca
of Rio de Janeiro normally grabs
the headlines with its rampant
street crime, Sao Paulo has been

strewn on the streets of Port-
of-Spain by masqueraders and
spectators for Carnival.
"We also had to retain the
services of 100 SWMCOL
Cepep workers to assist with
the clean up campaign. Every-
one worked on a continuous ba-
sis to ensure that the streets re-
mained litter free for the two-
day festival."
A fleet of sanitation vehicles,

in the spotlight in the last few
days, especially after Finance
Minister Guido Mantega was
held up by robbers at a country
home he was visiting over Car-
nival in Sao Paulo state on Tues-
Police on Friday arrested
three suspects, who did not
know they were robbing a

comprising of dump trucks and
loaders, Brown said, was also used
to assist with the cleaning process.
The rubbish was placed in garbage
bags and collected at the side of the
streets by the corporation's dump
trucks on a regular basis.
Up to late Friday, the
mayor said that a cleaning
crew was busy removing rub-
bish at the Mucurapo fore-

Two couples killed in Sao

Paulo drive-by shooting

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Rebels say still open to

Colombia hostage talks
BOGOTA. tReuters) Colombian left-wing rebels hold-
ing former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt hos-
tage said she was still being held in Colombia and they
were open to talks on her release.
Snatched in Februar 2.02. dual French-Colombian nanonal
Betancourt has bet.onie a symbol of kidnapping in Colombia.
v here polticildns. police and soldiers have been held for a long
as nine year, as part ,f Latin Amenca's oldest guemlla s\ar
The RevoluuonarN Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
has repeatedly called for President Alvaro Uribe to remove
troops from a rural area the size of Nes. York City to iniliale
talks to exchange jailed rebels for Betancourt and 60 key hos-
.'The liberation of Ingrid Betancourt and all the prisoners
held by both sides could noA be pan of history, If ULribe would
yield to the Jenulitanzation." rebel leader Commander Ivan
Marquez said in a statement posted on the FARC Web site
late Fnda\
"In spite of\ihing. the prisoner exchange is sull open
fur the FARC."
Political analyst see the government and the rebels dead-
locked and far from reaching any accord on talks oser hostage
Lnbe, whose U.S.-funded security policies have reduced
violence, has ordered armed forces to rescue hostages and re-
fused to demilitarize an area on rebel term. But fearing for the
iifety of hostages, families want him to negonate
A previous attempt by Uribe's predecessor. Andres
Pastrana. to reach peace wvth the rebels by demilitarizing a
jungle area the size of Switzerland fueled when the FARC used
the free zone 10 regroup, recruit and rearm.
In a concession, Uribe late on Friday authorized the
wife of one kidnapped senator to reach out to the FARC
in an effort to open negotiations on hostage release.

3o opsed .mtouC




6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007
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GUYANESE wind up Mashramani celebrations this
weekend with the nation on an unstoppable journey to
social cohesion and economic recovery that must be very
frustrating to the political saboteurs, specialists in
negativity and prophets of gloom and doom.
It is a journey that cannot escape objective assessment
either by Guyana's CARICOM partners or the resident
diplomatic community in reviewing and comparing the social
and economic indices of governance by the PPP/C over the past
dozen years.
Not even the more strident of opponents and critics of
the government should ignore the admirable changing physical
landscape with the multiplicity of government and private
sector-initiated business and social services facilities that are
among the signposts of progress.
Guyanese across the political divide are increasingly
displaying determination to overcome old racial and social
prejudices, despite the ongoing attempts by elements who
continue to misuse the media and certain forums to sow seeds
of division and distort our multi-ethnic and multi-cultural
In the process, a motley collection of arm chair
intellectuals and social commentators, too heavily laden with
their bottled up racial/cultural bitterness, must be forgiven, if

Changing national image

not ignored, as Guyana inexorably moves forward, in unity.
to correct the distorted images from which it has for far too long
suffered, even among member countries of the Caribbean
For sure, there remains various socio-political and
economic ills, some quite challenging, yet to be overcome, and
requiring much more of a collective effort across party lines,
Yet, except for those who refuse to see and learn, Guyana is on
a new path with destiny, a brighter future.
Hopefully, it will bring an end to the
misconceptions, the silly jokes and prejudices, the
wrong image about this country and its people that
even those in CARICOM and beyond, who should know
better, have allowed to linger.
Yes. Guyana continues to be affected by incidences
of poverty, serious crime, as well as corruption in both the
public and private sectors. The battle must continue to be
waged against them with greater passion and more
But which CARICOM state or nation of the international
community is without these problems?
Indeed, which of them does not have to cope with
allegations, however unjustified, of discrimination of one sort
or another, or about the independence and competence of even

primary institutions?
Raising such questions is not an attempt to rationalise
lingering social, economic and political problems yet to be
Rather to confront the realities of our national/
regional environment that the political saboteurs
and generators of social and political prejudices
simply wish to ignore, driven by a propensity for the
negative and a sad distaste for what's positive for
Guyana and its people.

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Keeping faith for

CARICOM's health watch

Sas diseases take their toll on region's people

WHILE it may be impractical for CARICOM governments
to ensure concentrated focus simultaneously on critical social
sectors in pursuit of an agreed "single development vision"
for a single economy by 2015, one sector they have no
alternative but to treat with utmost priority is health the
health of the community's people.
The plague of HIV/AIDS that has placed the Caribbean region
as the worst affected of-the world, second only to Sub-Saharan
Africa. has resulted, over the past five years in particular, in
admirable mobilisation of human and financial resources, nationally
and regionally, to battle this dreaded killer disease.
As told last week by St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr.
Denzil Douglas, CARICOM's lead spokesman on health matters
with special emphasis on the anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, the
community has done well in consolidating initiatives" in the fight
against this major killer of our nationals.
Seized. however, with the widening challenge to be confronted
by rising deaths from non-communicable diseases in the region,
Douglas urged last week's meeting of CARICOM Heads of
Government in Kingstown, St Vincent, to develop a "comprehensive
regional strategic plan to respond to the chronic non-communicable
diseases and the havoc they arc wreaking on our Caribbean
Sympathetic as 1 am to such a plea, my immediate reaction as I
covered that Kingstown meeting was one of djia vu have heard
so much of it before. Yet, the plea does bear repetition for collective
priority action by CARICOM and requires our bearing faith with
the community's decision makers.
Keeping faith with the community's governing regional political
directorate is itself quite a challenge as they fumble, stumble,
overcome numerous hurdles and, yes, make progress towards the
goal of a single economy by 2015, guided by their "single
development vision".
It is an unavoidable challenge, this keeping of faith amid
prevailing cynicism and disenchantment. For, after all, the 15-
member CARICOM, now 33 years in existence, represents,
with all of its real and perceived deficiencies, the only vehicle
we have by which to realise what it means, in practical
terms, to dwell together as one people in economic
S .gieL economic

The political pettiness, insularism and cultural prejudices of
earlier years have, thankfully, been slowly but increasingly
diminishing over the past three decades with a mix of education.
confidence-building initiatives and changing attitudes. inspired in part
by e n" lgh!e.ed political prsiuasion, iimolre c'.N aiud u Supptolive
media mand.the ever-chaneine international enviionmncnt. ,
~. ..: -. -.. . -." "

Not to be ignored, however, as a contributing factor to
prevailing cynicism, is the gap between decisions unanimously taken
by CARICOM leaders on crucial issues of social and economic
importance. and the slow, creeping pace in implementation
processes. One such affected sector is health.
In the report. "Towards a Single Economy and a Single
Development Vision", authored by Dr. Norman Girvan and
endorsed at last week's meeting of CARICOM Heads of
Government, health development is included in the recommended
adoption of models of "best practice" in public policy for action.
It is a position consistent with the "Health Declaration" of the



CARICOM Summit of 2001 in The Bahamas that trumpeted: "The
Health of the Region is the Wealth of the Region".
To move the concept from declaration to action, the
community's leaders had established a blue-ribbon Caribbean
Commission on Health and Development of 11 eminent
CARICOM nationals under the chairmanship of Sir George
Alleyne, former Director of the Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) and current Chancellor of the
University of the West Indies..
As if to underscore their own endorsement of the 2001 health
decl,':,,;-, iie Alleyne-led commission's opening sentence in the
executive summary of a 13)-page report, submitted in July
2005, states: "A healthy population is an essential prerequisite for
the economic growth and stability of the Caribbean..."
Comprehensive. descriptive, analytical and offering a range of
specific recommendations, based on extensive research and structured
consultations, the commission': report has since been going through
the process of "referrals" from one CARICOM meeting to another.

The commission'ss report. which includes proposals for the

sticky issue of financing of health services, revealed that burdensome
as were the problems associated with HIV/AIDS, the number of
deaths resulting in the region from chronic non-communicable
diseases like heart, stroke, diabetes and hypertension, were "ten
times higher" than from HIV/AIDS. Additionally, obesity -
especially among children and mental illnesses, have reached
alamning levels.
At their St Lucia summit in 2005, the CARICOM leaders
"commended" the work of the Alleyne Commission, and urged that
the Council for Human and Social Development (COSHOD)
"establish an agenda for implementation of the recommendations".
This agenda was to be ready for consideration at the 17th Inter-
Sessional Meeting of CARICOM leaders in Port-of-Spain in
February 2006.
Whatever the shape of that recommended "implementation
agenda", it did not emerge for public information at the 17th Inter-
Sessional. There certainly was NO mention of it in the communique
issued to the media.
But on meeting again last year for their 27th summit in
St Kitts, aspects of the Alleyne Commission's report again
surfaced. The leaders agreed to host a "special regional
consultation" in Trinidad and Tobago by November last year
to "consider mechanisms for implementing specific
The intention was to consider, among other issues,
implementation of specific recommendations, including a tax on
tobacco products; ban on smoking in public places to combat
tobacco use; making physical education compulsory in schools
and, especially with children in mind, ensuring healthy meals, for
marketed foods to show calories and fat content.
At their last week conference in Kingstown, we learnt that the
leaders were "seized of the need" to consider in detail the region's
health problems with emphasis on chronic non-communicable
diseases, and to "arrive at public health policies to address the
Well, as we keep faith for a coordinated fast-
track approach for the realisation of their shared concept, as
articulated in the 2001 "Nassau Declaration" that "the health
of the region is the wealth of the region", it would be good
to recall some of the central messages of the Caribbean
Commission on Health and Development.
These include, for instance, messages to situate the work
of the commission and the mandate derived from the
'Nassau Declaration' in the context of establishment of the
CARICOM Single Market and Economy; "regard and treat
health as a productive asset"; and to "face squarely" the
growing problem of obesity in relation to chronic non-
communicable diseases. id .
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007

FOR a while last week, I was
getting worried about the
lack of the usual coverage we
accord to the activities in the
run-up to Mash Day and was
wondering if the biggest an-
nual street event here was
going to be a damp squib this
It was not for the want of
trying, but our photographers
couldn't seem to find the fre-
netic Mash camps gearing for
the Mash Day parade and jam
One photographer returned
to the office Tuesday afternoon.
scratching his head, saying
"Chief, nothing doing. 1 can't
find the camps."
He scratched his head some
more, wondering if Mash was
really on this year, but I quickly
reminded him what a show the
children had put on in
Georgetown two Saturdays ago
and that brought a wide Mash
smile from him.
Well, we needn't have wor-
ried. The Children's Parade was
just a good taste of what was
to come.
And what a show it was!
If the gripes in some quar-
ters about how VAT had hit
people hard were anything to
judge things by, there would
have been fewer people out for
Mash this year than last year.
But Mash was not about to
become a second, third or fourth
cousin to Cricket World Cup
this year; and it was not going
to fade behind the glare of the
opening of Buddy's Interna-
tional Hotel and Resort, or the
hype behind the readiness of the
stadium and other facilities for
the CWC Super Eight matches
to be played here.
Mash hit the streets of
Georgetown on Mash Day with
a crescendo that must have been
heard beyond the shores of the
The traditional main routes
for the Mash Day float parade
were jammed with thousands
upon thousands of people hav-
ing fun in fine Guyanese style.
Even the rains, that at one
point seemed about to put a
damper on the massive celebra-
tions, did not stick around, and
night strolled in as fine a style
as the day dawned fine and
The mood, the spirit (not
only the type in bottles) was
infectious and Mash fever bit
with a vengeance and VAT wor-
ries seemed to have been
shunted into some dark vat, at
least for the day.
Judging from the dirty car-
pet of garbage food boxes,
beer and other bottles strewn
S -A"in routes and
along the ....
clearly visible in yesteiu,,
clear morning light, there was no
diminishing spending power on
Mash Day.
(Take comfort you don't
care a damn brethren and sistren
you are not alone in your
dump where you want and
please culture. The Trinidad


Guardian newspaper reported
yesterday that the Port-of-
Spain City Corporation spent a
staggering TT$400,000 to re-
move garbage off the streets of
the Trinidad capital after Carni-
Bars, food stalls, huge mu-
sic boxes all around, and an
endless stream of people it
was all a wonder to behold and
sheer joy to be part of.
The sights and the won-
drous delights and the bonding
of people of all kinds it was
truly a grand celebration.
1 don't know if it was the
sight of all the exposed flesh
that brought a church group out
in force to be part of the parade
to try to put those who had
strayed on the right path but
making a grand presence among

the revellers was a church
group, mashing along with the
revellers and spreading their
message. Hallelujah!
You know me I am a man
on the righteous path and I
don't stray.
But believe me, people, be-
lieve me, it was a huge, mighty,
gigantic, mountainous, heavy
burden to carry on Mash Day.
I watched and I saw and it
wasn't the heat from the sun
that was making me dizzy from
seeing hotties.
At times, I was breathless
and when someone nearby
asked why was I panting so
much, my barely uttered re-
sponse was "It's da heat, da
But believe me, people.
This was no Mash Day mirage.

This was a mighty outpouring
of Guyanese womanhood in all
their glory. They outnumbered
the men by the thousands and
that for me was the real float and
costume parade.
I missed all the big floats,
but I didn't miss a thing.
Lord, where do these
Guyanese beauties come from
on days like Mash Day? And
they say Guyanese migrating in
Well. if they are, someone's
got a secret factory hidden
somewhere churning out lovely
Guyanese by the hundreds for
Mash and other glory days.
Keep on churning secret fac-
There's no doubt Mash
has come of age and it's a
people affair, no longer dogged

by political and other I
Mash Day saw people
colours and creeds mixing f
and easily, out to enjoy :
of celebration, thrusting
for a while their everyday
ries and troubles.
And that's as it should
There's much that I
saw on Mash Day to
give the Most High praise
and thanks for, and it's
not only that endless streak
Guyanese beauties.
It's a growing and spre
feeling that Guyanese, likc
did at the last August elec
are slowly but surely begi
to feel more proud as a pe
Mash is about attain
status and Friday was not
in demonstrating how far


and gas tango

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

Minister Patrick Manning
has found himself facing
criticisms from some quarters
in Jamaica over the ability of
Trinidad and Tobago to sup-
ply Liquefied Natural Gas
(LNG) to Kingston beginning
by 2009.
Mr. Manning must, how-
ever, shoulder the blame for the
pickle he has found himself.
According to a 2004 memo-
randum, Mr. Manning commit-
ted Trinidad towards supplying
Jamaica with 1.1 million tonnes
of LNG annually over a period
of time and at an undisclosed
preferential pricing.
A US$1.6 billion investment
by Alcoa to double the capac-
ity of the 1.5 million tonne alu-
mina refinery it jointly owns
with the Jamaican Government
was predicated on an LNG
project that would lower the
cost of energy and help make
the plant globally competitive.
So the LNG supply from
Trinidad is that important to
The question that continues
to be asked is whether Mr.
Manning actually got a commit-
ment from the shareholders of
At', -*" NG's fr processing
Atltammuit. -- r-- -
trains to sell their LNG to .,
The answer to the question
gets murky as all LNG supplies
from Atlantic LNG are already
tied up in long term sales agree-

ments for the export markets in
the U.S. which imports around
70 per cent of its LNG supplies
from Atlantic LNG, Puerto Rico,
the Dominican Republic and
And it's not that the gov-
ernment owns Atlantic LNG or
owns any of the four process-
ing trains. Through the state-
owned National Gas Company
(NBGC), it has a ten per cent
stake in Train 1 and just over
ten per cent in Train 4.
It is also impossible for the
prime minister to tell the multi-
national shareholders of the
trains such as BP, BG, Repsol
and Suez where to sell their
supplies and at a cost less than
what they can get in their tradi-
tional export markets.
So if there was no commit-
ment on the part of Atlantic
LNG to supply the Jamaican
market, then Mr. Manning must
have been banking on the much
talked about Train X.
Problem is that there's been
tons of rhetoric about the fifth
train over reCit C', 5L ino
political action.
It was only earlier this
month that Energy Minister. Dr.
Lenny Saith announced that a
feasibility study will be done to
determine by year end whether
the country should go ahead
'ith Train X.
Even it T _ets the go-
ahead, it's not possible to meet
the 2009 arrangement because
of all the technical issues and
feasibility studies that are in-

volved even before any con-
struction of the train can take
According to the thinking
of the Trinidadian government,
Train X will consist of up-
stream producers who are not
part of the shareholding struc-
ture of Atlantic LNG, perhaps
companies such as BHP
Billion, EOG Resources and
others who operate in the coun-
Even if there is a Train X,
why would these multinational
companies want to commit to
selling LNG to Jamaica on a
preferential pricing (as Manning
committed the country) when
they could go to the bigger mar-
kets and sell for higher prices
and make their profit?
So it seems Mr. Manning
has weaved himself a tangled
But the most fundamental
problem facing Trinidad is
whether there is available gas
for processing by a fifth train
and whether new sources of gas
can be found over the next
couple years.
Currently, gas is being
guzzled as fast as it comes to
the surface by the multitude of
gas-based industries that are in
operation in the country.
Gas supplies have already
been committed to several new
industrial projects that are un-
u construction. Many more
proposed prGji~ s are awaiting
gas contracts before they '"O
into the construction phase.

The country's state-
owned National Gas Company
has been busy negotiating with
upstream producers, BHP
Billion consortium, EOG Re-
sources and BG/Chevron
Texaco for the supply of 550
million standard cubic feet of
natural gas per day.(mmscf/d)
for the petrochemicals, metals
and other industrial plants
scheduled to come on stream
in the time-frame 2009/2010.
Trinidad and Tobago cur-
rently has 34 gas-based plants
comprising 10 Ammonia, 7
Methanol, 1 Urea, 5 iron re-
duction units, 1 crude oil refin-
ery, 4 electricity, 4 LNG trains
and 2 gas processing plants.
Demand for gas has been
increasing rapidly from 760
mmscf/d of new gas consump-
tion capacity from seven plants
between 1995-2000, compared
to 2,24u mfd of new con-
sumption capacity of an auu.
tional seven new plants be-
tween 2001 and 2005.
Atlantic LNG alone pro-
cesses about 60 per cent of the
country's overall natural gas
Given the poor explora-
tion success by the multina-
tionals last year, the govern-
meint would be putting a lot of


am of a people have come.
Big up, Guyana!
ading I can't wait for Cricket
e they World Cup and 1 have already
tions, booked me a prime spot to
nning watch the action.
ople. What bounce on what pitch
ing a you asking me about?
short I have got other things in
we as mind.

hope into the drilling of 16 wells
this year and next year by com-
panies that are investing
US$400M to find new oil and
gas supplies.
The Manning regime is also
eager to sign off on a Unitiza-
tion Agreement with Venezuela
over the sharing of natural gas
reserves in the Platforma
Deltana gas field which under-
lies the maritime border between
The Loran Field is part of
the Platforma Deltana, which is
believed to bottle an estimated
ten trillion cubic feet of natural
gas, about 7.3 trillion of which
will go to Venezuela and the-re-
mainder for Trinidad.
On another energy issue, com-
ments are emerging in Port of
Spain about the treatment of
Trinidad and Tobago by
CARICOM members who
quickly signed on to PetroCaribe
without dialogue with the twin-is-
land state, the longstanding petro-
leum supplier to Caribbean states.
Now that PetroCaribe has
overtaken Trinidad's state-
owned Petrotrin as the domi-
nant oil supplier to the Carib-
bean, many are wondering
whether Port of Spain should
continue to have the multi-mil-
lion dollar oil facility for
CARICOM countries.
With its survival under
threat and projected sizeable
loss of revenue over the short
to medium term, Petrotrin is
now forced to explore all avail-
able options it could to stay
alive as its traditional premium
markets in the Caribbean are no
longer secure.
ending new markets out-
side CARICuG would incur
significant transportation and
other marketing costs for
Hopefully, some middle
ground can still be found
where PetroCaribe and
Petrotrin could exist in the
Caribbean markets.

i '

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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007


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77 Brickdam,
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January 19, 2007

Mr. Robin Stoby, S.C.
Mr. Edward A. Beharry
Mr. Inderjeet Beharry
Mr. Paul Cheong
Mrs. Kathryn. Eytle-McLean

at December 31, 2006


Cash Resources


Mr. Ovid Holder
Mr. Basil Dahana Ram Mahadeo
Mr. Radhakrishna Sharma
Mr. John Tracey
Mr. Winston Tyrell



for the year ended December 31, 2006

Interest Income
Other Income
Total Income

Interest Expense
Non-Interest Expenses
Total Expenses



Share of profit of associate company

Profit before Taxation
Net Profit after Taxation
Dividends $4.00 per share
Statutory Reserve
Prpfits Retained

Earnings Per Share
Return on Average Equity
Return on Average Assets

Directors' Interests in
lhe following are the Interests

Mr. Robin Stoby. S.C.
Mr. Edward A. Beharry
Mr. Indeqeet Beharry
Mr, Paul Cheong
Mrs. Kathryn Eytle-McLean
Mr; Ovid Holder
Mr] Basil Dahana Ram Mahadeo
Mr' Radhaknshna Sharma
*Mr John Tracey
Mr. Winston Tyrel


Other Liabilities
Total Liabilities













the Ordinary Shares of the Bank
of Directors holding office at December 31, 12006

Directors' Interest
Beneficial Associate's
Nil Nil
Nil Nil
Nil Nil
64.429 32,000
Nil Nil
Nil 25,000
Nil Nil
30.000 Nil
Nil Nil
200,500 8,000


Associate's Intereat
Beneficial Associate's
Ni Nil
Nil Nil
Nil Nil
32.000 Nil
Nil Nil
25,000 Nil
Nil Nil
N1l Nil
Nil Nil
8,000 Nil


Other Assets
Loans and Advances
Property and Equipment

Total Assets

2,759 ,1"
0 ^\





Shareholders' Equity
Share Capital
RetainpIed iFrni n
Statutory Reserve
Revaluation & Other Reserves


. ,iut/,460

Total Liabilities & Equity

On behalf of the Bosarr(

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007 9

I'm OK,

why aren't

you OK?

"This above all: to thine own sell be true
And it must follow as the night the day
Thou canst not then be false to any man'
Shakespeare "Hamlet"

FEELING positive about oneself is a prelude to mental
health and social relationships.
When one feels good. the % world seems brighter, people
around seem happier and are related in that spiril. Thus,
happiness begets happiness
There are rour types of individuals "ho relate to
Ihemsehes and to others.
I I am ok. %ou are oka\ Tius is the person
who feels good about himself and feels the same about
others. He possesses the posmi-e self and seems delighted
in meeung and greeting others He al\a\s has a pleasant
smile and has wordss of pleasantries to share He has
problems but copes.
2. The second group says "I am not ok. you
are ok". This is the individual who sees himself with
a low self-esteem. He blames himself for things he is
not responsible for. He sees the other person as his
help. "Had it not been for you, I don't know what would
3. The third group of individuals sees
themselves as ok but others as not ok. This is the
authoritarian, domineering individual: "Why can't you be
like me? If I had not been here, I don't know..." Evident
in some lessons, teachers, or parents.
4. I'm not ok, you are not ok. This is the depressed
individual who sees himself overburdened and the world a
gloomy place. Any suggestion is met with, "It will make
no difference". "It is going to hell anyway". There is a sense
of helplessness and hopelessness.
The idea here is derived from the principles of
Transactional Analysis which is born of Humanistic
Psychology. In any relationship we take a certain role. Some
of us take on the role of a child, sharing needs for nurturance
as with a boss.
At other times we
take the role of the
parent, scolding and
supporting subordinates.
At times we become the
adult and we interact
with each other. "I
S. understand what you are
saying". "The evidence
does not support your
argument", etc. These are
natural responses.
In effect, there is
always a transaction
and the role we play is
the method of
negotiation, and
transaction will follow. It helps to analyze and
understand the feelings as we relate to ourselves and
to others, the state of mind and characteristics of
certain personality types. One's personality traits are
a combination of hereditary traits and the
environment, especially the influence of early
environment, family, close relatives, etc.
In other instances these are transitory phases. For
example, a person who did well on the job, got promoted,
or did excellent in an examination, can feel euphoric.
A person in a new environment can at first feel helpless
and would seek out others. The third is the person who
made a mistake and is being corrected. The fourth is a
depressed person who lost a family member and sees his
world falling apart. On other occasions he is a happy person
with a positive outlook.
The quality of life begins with self-awareness. A person
who is articulate and self-aware, understands his bias and
prejudices and his strength and weaknesses, has the solid
foundation for a strong personality and healthy
The recipe for healthy living dictates that, "I'm ok,
you're ok". It is a more acceptable form of transaction.
In each of the others there is a weakness in treating
individuals with due respect. Each of us feels we need to
be respected. As such, we are more likely to offer the same
in return, making for a better place to live and making life
worth living.
Our motto:, "I'm ok, you're ok and that is pk".

By Gwynne Dyer

Australia's Liberal
government, so deeply sunk
in climate change denial for
so long, that took the radical
step of banning incandescent
But then, Prime Minister
John Howard faces an election
later this year, and Australia has
been suffering from the worst
and longest drought in its
modern history, so the
electorate has been getting
worried about climate change.
Severe drought is the main
predicted effect of global
warming in the temperate
regions of the globe. Australia
is already the most arid of the
world's inhabited continents,
and speculation has been
mounting that the current
drought may portend a drastic
fall in the country's ability to
grow food. A political gesture
was needed, and the light-bulb
industry is a lot easier to take
on than the coal industry.
The gesture is cynical,
but it is also amazingly
effective. As Australia's
Environment Minister Bill
Turnbull pointed out, "If the
whole world switches to
these (fluorescent) bulbs
today, we would reduce our
consumption of electricity
(worldwide) by an amount
equal to five times
Australia's annual
consumption of electricity."
In other words, it would be
like turning off all the lights,
fans, televisions, computers,
fridges, ovens and air
conditioners in Japan, and most
of the industrial machinery as
well. That is a quick fix that

would really make a difference.
The incandescent bulb was
invented 125 years ago, and has
changed little since. Only five
per cent of the electricity it
consumes is converted into
light, with most being wasted as
heat, but it still accounts for the
vast majority of the bulbs that
light homes and workplaces
around the world. The compact
fluorescent bulb that should
have replaced it long ago uses
only one-fifth as much
electricity, and lasts ten to
twenty times as long.
Compact fluorescent bulbs
are more expensive, and early
ones gave a cold white light that
many people did not like (but

that has been remedied in newer
models). They cannot replace
spotlights, candle bulbs, or
halogen lights, and they are
trickier to recycle. But they
could replace 99 per cent of
conventional incandescent bulbs
in a year or two (since the latter
burn out so often), and the
average country's electricity

consumption would
immediately fall by about two
per cent. Domestic electricity
bills would fall by around 15
per cent.
It's a cheap, quick, one-time
fix, but we need such fixes,
because the situation is much
worse than the experts thought
even five years ago.
What we do in the next
ten or twenty years will make
the difference between a 1.5
degrees C hotter world and a
3 degrees C hotter world in
the 2060s and 2070s. That is
probably the difference
between great discomfort and
inconvenience on the one
hand, and global famine,
global refugee flows and
global war on the other.
Climate change is
cumulative, with the greenhouse
gases we emit today hanging
around year after year to distort
the climate further, so quick
fixes are not to be despised.
Even if the tipping point has
finally arrived in terms of public
attitudes towards climate
change, it will take years to
translate good intentions into
global treaties and a one per
cent cut in emissions this year
is as good as a two or three per
cent cut in 2015. Changing the
light-bulbs is something we can
do this year.
There are other quick fixes
that could offer comparable
returns. Just banning all
electrical appliances whose
"standby" function consumes
more than one watt of power
would cut global C02
emissions by an estimated one
per cent. (The "standby"
function means that the
appliance comes on right away.
rather than warming up for a



few seconds first but current
"standby" programmes use up
to 10 watts of power.)
Similarly, two measures
would cut aviation's
contribution to the emissions
problem by up to one per cent.
One would be to tow departing
airliners out to the end of the
runway, rather than have them
start their engines up about half
an hour early and get there under
their own power.
The other would be to create
continent-wide air traffic control
systems with a single fee
structure, thus ending the
nonsense of flying around the
more expensive countries (there
are thirty separate national air
traffic control systems in Europe)
to save on fees, at a cost of 6-12
per cent higher emissions.
We have to do the hard
stuff, too, like figuring out how
big developing countries like
China and India can continue to
raise their living standards while
the world as a whole cuts its
emissions, but even with the
best will in the world that is
going to take time. We need to
get started on the easy stuff
right now.
So here's to Fidel Castro
(who started switching Cuba to
compact fluorescent bulbs two
years ago) and to Hugo Chavez
(now doing the same in
Venezuela) and to their
comrade-in-arms John Howard
in Australia. And lawmakers in
California and New Jersey are
also proposing a ban on
incandescent bulbs.
Virtue flourishes in the
most unexpected places.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a
London-based independent
journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.)



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10' SUNDAY CHRONICLE Febufary 25, 2007

Integrating infrastructure in

the Guiana Shield

ON DECEMBER 13, 2006,
the national coordinators of
the Initiative for the Integra-
tion of Regional Infrastruc-
ture in South America
(IIRSA) met in Quito, Ecua-
dor, to review the progress
made by this special unit
organised within the frame-
work of the South American
Community of Nations.
The meeting reassessed the
objectives surrounding the con-
struction and integration of
communication and other forms
of infrastructure in the ten de-
velopment "hubs" across the
South American continent.
The IRSA was launched in
2000 by the South American
presidents in Brasilia, more than
four years before the formation
of the South American Commu-

nity of Nations. No doubt, the
presidents were fully convinced
that an integrated communica-
tion and infrastructure system
could be a determining factor in
advancing continental unity.
Subsequently, meetings of
specialists from the 12 coun-
tries proposed a list of 335 ma-
jor projects to increase eco-
nomic opportunities across the
continent by building highways,
railroads, bridges, dams, ports,
waterways, natural gas pipe-
lines and electricity networks
and improving telecommunica-
tions, among other initiatives.
Many of the planned projects
overlap national territorial
These projects involve an
investment of nearly US$38 bil-
lion. Technical and financial

support will be provided by the
Andean Development Corpora-
tion (CAF), the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) and
the Financial Fund for the De-
velopment of the Rio de la
Plata Basin (FONPLATA), and
other regional financial
These financial institu-
tions have already drawn up
an action plan prioritising
specific projects. This action
plan is overseen by a South
American Infrastructure Au-
thority at ministerial level
whose task is to identify
projects qualifying for IIRSA
funding in the ten "hubs",
designed on the basis of ac-
tual and potential trade flows.
But some civil society
groups in various countries are

critical of a number of the
projects claiming that they could
pose major environmental risks
to areas with a high concentra-
tion of biodiversity. They also
feel that since many already
poor countries would need ex-
ternal funding for project imple-
mentation, this will force them
to increase their indebtedness.
Interestingly, many of the
projects involve only the im-
provements of some already ex-
isting infrastructure. But even
these are criticised by environ-
mentalists and indigenous
groups for having negative ef-
fects on surrounding eco-sys-
tems. These include the
Camisea gas pipeline in Peru
which takes natural gas from the
tropical Amazon jungle region
to the country's Pacific coast,


The University of Guyana takes this opportunity to
organizations listed below for their participation in
Open/Career Day that was held on Friday, February
Turkeyen Campus.

* Banks DIH Ltd
* Demerara Distillers Limited
* Demerara Timbers Limited
* Environmental Protection
* Georgetown Public Hospital
* Guyana Defence Force
* Guyana Forestry Commission
* Guyana Geology & Mines
* Guyana Police Force
* Guyana Power & Light
* Guyana Prison Service
* Guyana Responsible Parenthood
* Guyana Revenue Authority

thank the
the 2007
16, at the

* Guyana Rice Development Board
* Guyana School of Agriculture
* Guyana Sugar Corporation
* Guyana Telephone &
Telegraph Co. Ltd
* Guyana Trinidad & Mutual Fire
& Life Insurance
* Laparkan Holdings Limited
* Mings Products & Services Ltd
* Ministry of Labour & Human
* Ministry of Public Works &
* Neal & Massy Group of Companies
* Ram & McRae Chartered Accountants
* Tourism & Hospitality
Association of Guyana
* VolunteerYouth Corp

and the huge Argentine-Para-
guayan Yacyreta dam, currently
being developed.
The ambitious 8,000-
kilometre gas pipeline project,
announced last year by Venezu-
ela, Brazil and Argentina, faces
similar opposition. This pipe-
line aims to transport natural gas
from north-east Venezuela to

Argentina when it is completed
within the next decade.
Despite the criticisms, the
South American governments
are pressing forward with these
integration projects which they
are confident will substantially
improve their countries' econo-
mies and the lives of their
IIRSA has mapped out
the Guiana Shield hub for
the infrastructural integra-
tion of eastern Venezuela
(the states of Sucre,
Anzoitegui, Monagas, Delta
Amacuro and Bolivar), north-
ern Brazil (the states of
Amapa and Roraima), and
the entire territory of
Guyana and Suriname.
French Guiana is not in-
cluded, but some govern-
ments want its inclusion since
its coastal road is vital for
linking the Brazilian state of
Amapi with Suriname,
Guyana and Venezuela.
This hub has an estimated
area of 2.7 million square
kilometres and a population of
21 million. However, with its
very low population density of
just about 5 persons per square
kilometre, it is one of the least
developed hubs on the conti-
nent. But it has significant ur-
ban centres such as Manaos,
Macapi, Boa Vista, Paramaribo,
Georgetown, Ciudad Guayana
and Ciudad Bolivar.
The Guiana Shield has
two markedly different
economic sub-regions, one
with value-added production
and relatively high
population density, and the
other, with abundant natural
resources and a low
population density. The more
active economic section is
located in eastern Venezuela
with its petroleum industry
and steel, aluminium and
other manufacturing plants.
The lesser developed area,
which includes Guyana,
Suriname and the Brazilian

states ofAmapi and Roraima,
is developing ata slower pace
with low value-added
activities and contributes only
about 12 per cent of the hub's
Nevertheless, the lesser de-
veloped area has, overall, an im-
mense development potential
with its mineral, hydrocarbon,
forest, and fishing re-
sources, as well as vast
areas of arable land all
of which are under-ex-
Sploited. The territory
also includes the Ama-
zon ecosystems, vast
savannahs, numerous
rivers, waterfalls, moun-
tains and a lengthy At-
lantic and Caribbean
coast, which demon-
strate a huge tourism
potential. The general
objective of the IRSA
plan is that this poten-
tial will be realized by
the extra-territorial inte-
gration of communica-
tion network and other infra-
The integration of commu-
nication infrastructure will no
doubt boost development at
various geographical nodal
points within the Guyana Shield
hub. Already, with better road
and river links between Manaos
and other Brazilian population
centres, that city has boosted its
production of processed food,
electronic goods, motorbikes and
automobiles. A free zone has
been established and the city
now has a population of more
than a million with several uni-
versities and research centres.
Its growth, undoubtedly, has
helped to generate economic de-
velopment in the hinterland
state of Roraima.
Clearly, this is a pattern
that can develop in the
Rupununi region of Guyana as
permanent road links are estab-
lished with Brazil with the con-
struction of the bridge across
the Takutu River and the
completion of the interior high-
way to Linden and Georgetown.
Actually, the Takutu
Bridge, the interior highway and
another highway linking Ciudad
Guayana in Venezuela and Lin-
den are listed as projects in the
IIRSA plan. Also on the list is
a deep water port for
Georgetown, but further studies
on this are still pending. More
recently, IIRSA has mentioned
the Amalia hydropower plant in
Guyana as an infrastructural
project for possible support.
It is obvious that the IIRSA
plan for the Guiana Shield hub
cannot be fulfilled in the short-
term. But a start has already been
made, and incremental implemen-
tation is expected to follow.
Ultimately, the political
commitment of the respective
governments will determine
how successful it will be.
(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007

A devilish' problem:

The Caribbean between

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aBush and Chavez giarms to the Colombian FARC ,-

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

BATTLE lines appear to be
firmly drawn between Ven-
ezuelan President Hugo
Chavez and the George W.
Bush administration in Wash-
It is a battle from which
small Caribbean countries would
do well to distance themselves.
President Bush is not a
favoured person in many Car-
ibbean societies.
His election to office in his
first term on the strength of bal-
lot boxes in Florida when many
African-Americans were said to
be disenfranchised set him off
on a wrong foot. The invasion
of Iraq without UN Security
Council approval and the sub-
sequent catastrophe that Iraq
has become, together with his
poor handling of the disaster in
New Orleans that left poor
people many of them black -
homeless and distressed in-
creased Caribbean distrust of
But, more than anything
else, it is his ideology that the
U.S. is the policeman and law
enforcer of the world with the
right to stomp around the globe
imposing upon other countries
the limited and jaundiced vision
of his neo-conservative advisers
that has worried Caribbean so-
cieties the most.
Against this background.
there are more than a few per-
sons who enjoy the barracking
that Venezuela's President,
Hugo Chavez. doles out to
President Bush.
However, President Chavez
is a very volatile man whose
policies toward a number of
Caribbean countries should be
analyzed beyond his anti-
American rhetoric and the sup-
posed largesse of his Petro Car-
ibe initiative to supply oil to
several countries.
Chavez's government has
not moderated the claim to a
large tract of Guyana, and maps
of Venezuela, paraded to school
children, continue to show the
disputed Guyana territory as
part of Venezuela.

Similarly, Venezuela contin-
ues to claim Aves Rock, near the
island of Dominica, as its terri-
tory and, in this connection, can
measure its exclusive economic
zone not from the Venezuelan
coastline but from Aves Rock,
depriving many Caribbean is-
lands of their maritime entitle-
The Petro Caribe initiative
is itself worrying. For, while
it has the veneer of a good deal,
all that it offers is deferred
payment of a portion of the
world price for Venezuelan oil.
It may help the governments
with immediate cash-flow prob-
lems but it is increasing their
national debt and mortgaging
the future of their countries to
And, Chavez has been in
the forefront of the effort in the
Organization of the Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) to
keep oil prices high.
Indeed, it is the high price
for oil and the earnings from the
industry that have compensated
Venezuela for his high spending
and largesse. If oil prices fall,
the Venezuelan economy will
decline and whichever govern-
ment is in office, will not be re-
scheduling or writing-off Carib-
bean debt.
Mr. Chavez may be able to
get away with his anti-Ameri-
can rhetoric while his surplus oil
dollars last. But it is not a pro-
ductive game.
The governments in Brazil
and Bolivia claim to be as so-
cialist as Chavez's regime but
they have maintained a civilized
relationship with the U.S. while
being critical of those aspects of
its policies with which they
For his part, although the
U.S. government is the number
one purchaser of Venezuelan oil
and the links between the two
countries have been strong at
the levels of commerce, invest-
ment and people. Mr. Chavez
judges it desirable to maintain a
high profile and very personal
anti-American stance.

Close checks

on rice mills

under way

in wake of amended

Rice Factories Act

THE Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) is
checking rice mills in Regions Four (Demerara/
Mahaica) and Five (Mahaica/Berbice) in relation to the
requirements of the recently amended Rice Factories
A source at the GRDB said export licences are to be

(Please turn to page 12)

He is doing so at a price.
Foreign investment in Ven-
ezuela is down 81% up to No-
vember 2006 in comparison
with 2005. And, according to its
own analysis, Venezuela needs
$50 billion in foreign investment

in the oil industry through to
Meanwhile, the Bush ad-
ministration is stepping up its
efforts to lure Latin American
support away from Chavez.
They have accused him of links

sive" MAS in Bolivia, forming
an axis of evil with Cuba's
Castro, starting an arms race in
Latin America.
Now President Bush plans
a March visit to several Latin
American countries including
Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia,
Guatemala and Mexico.
Mr. Bush can be his worst
Ambassador but if he carries off
this visit well, he may indeed
succeed in convincing some of
these Latin American leaders
that the Chavez course of a re-
turn to socialism, nationaliza-
tion, control of central banks
and autocratic government is
not the way to go.
However this relationship
between the present administra-
tions in the U.S. and Venezuela
turns out, it is.not in the inter-

est of small Caribbean countries
to side with either of them or
to give them a platform which
may be interpreted as support.
Caribbean countries have
suffered for decades from the
imposition of the will of the
United States, it is right that
they should try to resist it. But,
they must also be careful of the
ambitions of another potential
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Grant No. 053679


The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a grant from the International Development
Association (IDA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to minor Civil Works (upgrading of utilities -
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Education For All Fast Track Initiative.

Contracting services are required for the educational institute listed below:

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Bids shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) days after Bid opening and shall be delivered to the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board on or before March 20, 2007 not later than 9:00h.

The Bidder shall seal the original and a copy of the Bid in two inner envelopes and one outer envelope, duly marking the
inner envelopes as "ORIGINAL" and "COPY". The inner envelopes shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the
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The inner and outer envelopes shall:
1. be addressed to the Empldyer at the address provided in the Bidding Document (Preliminaries);
2. bear the name of the school; and
3.' provide a warning "Do not open before the specified time and date" for Bid opening as defined in the
Invitation to Quote.

All documents must be placed in a sealed envelope addressed to:
The Chairman
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Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
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and placed in the Tender Box located in the building of National Procurement and Tender Administration Board situated at
the back of the Ministry of Finance Building on or before March 20, 2007 not later than 9:00 hours. Bidders or their
representatives are invited to the opening.

Interested Contractors can uplift 'Tender Documents" from the Finance Department of the EFA-FTI unit at the address
below, between 8:30 and 15:00h Monday to Friday. for a non-refundable cost of five thousand Guyana dollars
$5,000.00 (GUY).

Payments can be made by Manager's Cheque, Bank Draft or Cash. Cheques must be addressed to Education For All
Fast Track Initiative.

Tender documents can be reviewed prior to purchasing at:

Ministry of Education
Education For All Fast Track Initiative (Finance Department)
NCERD Lot 3 Battery Road,
Kingston, Georgetown, GUYANA
Tele: 592-226-0046, Fax: 592-226-0506.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education




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Morality and



NO NATION can survive a
even thrive without virtue (
morality in the people.
The abandonment or uncoi
scious loss of principles ar
manners is the greatest threat
democracy and the freedom c
the people, and ultimately d
stroy in greater proportion
than any foreign enemy can ev
The basic funda-
mental rights of every
citizen are threatened
by a lack of morality
in a people. People of
character will desire to
observe the law and
will not wilfully take
the life and liberty of
others. Consequently,
people will not live in
fear of other citizens.
In addition, less of the
government's re-
sources will be needed
to address issues of
violence and crime.
The citizenry will be
constrained by their moral vi
ues and conscience.
Now the question th
must be answered is what
virtue or character? Virtue h
been defined as conformity to
standard of right, and also a vc
untary obedience to truth. Chi
acter is a convictional belief th
results in consistent behavior
Character literally means "
stamp or engrave through pre
This I believe sums up ve
nicely what God wants to do
every life. God's plan is to mal
each person like Him. He bull

character in us through diffi-
culty and adversity. All of this
is to stamp His image upon us.
History has shown that
virtue and character in a
people is the basis of happi-
ness in a society and is abso-
lutely necessary for a state to
long remain free. As human na-
ture is corrupted, the founda-

tions of freedom are easily de-
What Guyana needs at this
very crucial time are citizens
who are committed to the pur-
suit of morality and sound
Christian character. A lack of
character in people can produce
a stagnant and declining
economy, corruption, and an at-
mosphere of lawlessness.
Citizens who are virtuous
will always have a concern for
the common good of their nation
above their own self-interest.
They will also vigorously par-
ticipate in local, regional and na-

tional government and Will seek
to correct wrong conduct wher-
ever it is found.
SIt is a widely expressed
view that the very moral fabric
of our nation has undergone se-
vere fragmentation or rather, de-
struction, There are those who
will vehemently protest this
claim, citing cultural metamor-
phosis as the
birthing of a new
breed or generation.
With the emer-
gence of generation
X we have also seen
the birth of X-rated
social behaviour
that would certainly
.have sent my grand-
Smother to the grave,
were she still alive
While we must
as a people celebrate
our cultural heri-
tage, we must not
abandon our sense
of morality and de-
cency. Lawlessness should
never be a substitute for cre-
ativity. The creative and artis-
tic gifting of our people is what
should be celebrated, not vul-
garity. Our women must be cel-
ebrated for more than their
They are not advertising
props. The generation that is,
must be made aware of the value
of character as against empty
public reputation. It is not what
people think of us that is im-
portant; it is who we really are.
Character and not reputa-
tion is what matters.

Close checks on ...

(From page 11)

renewed next month and the
general aim is to ensure that
millers are complying with the
physical requirements of the
Act as well as those stipu-
lated in relation to payments
for paddy bought from farm-
The source said the rela-
tively intense scrutiny of the
rice milling operations occurs
against the backdrop of
changes in the Rice Factory
Act to protect farmers from
lengthy delays in getting pay-
iienis for paddy sold to some
n1i ers.
IPhl sl i 'l,'l V l'f''lll'e-
mnlcl iIcludli saniltalion in l and
aI'onItlld IhC mllsl. Occupailional
hcalh ; indl sa'LIe measures in
place. the \\irking condition of
scales and laboralory equip-
menl. and waste disposal facili-
The paynient require-

ments which are new stipulate
that millers ought to have paid
off a minimum of 95% owed
to any farmer for paddy
bought the last and/or previ-
ous crops. They are required
to display documentation to
confirm that they are not
heavily indebted to any
They also are required to
have contract documentation in
hand in which they agree to pay
interest on any amount owed to
farmers for any period exceed-
ing forty two days after pur-
The interest rate chargeable
ftler such delays in payments
is 2%' over the inlcre'Ct lmes
charged by colllmlim.ial ha;lnks.
the source said.
TIheir failure io mee lthle in-
spection -requiremenis can result
in non-renewal of their licences
to operate.
Mr. Bissasar Cliiintaiani.
Regional Supervisor for Lxten-

sion and Quality Control for
GRDB in Region Five, said the
inspections are done against a
checklist and it is the board
that will decide whether.the
particular mill is to be granted a
renewal or not.
The staffers aim at com-
pleting these inspections by
the end of this month so that
the GRDB can make such de-
cisions from March 1, he
The Rice factories (Amend-
ment) Bill which was passed by
the National Assembly in Janu-
ary. last, addressed the persis-
tent problem of delayed pay-
ments to rice farmers by mill-
The amendment makes
it mandatory that millers
pay 95% of outstanding
purchases at the end of the
year before their licences
are renewed or risk non-re-
newals. (CLIFFORD
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SEVERAL persons were in-
jured yesterday when a mini-
bus going to Kuru Kururu on
the Soesdyke/Linden High-
way collided with a truck on
the Friendship road, East
Bank Demerara.
Rescuers reported seeing at
least six persons with abrasions,
and bleeding, but only three
showed up at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
(GPHC) for treatment soon after.
They said the others who
were taking home large quanti-
ties of valuable items, opted not
to leave their goods behind, and
either deferred, or probably
found other ways of seeking
medical treatment.
Those treated at the GPHC
were: Margaret Alleyne, 45,
(the wife of the driver of the
bus Hubert Alleyne) of Kuru
Kururu, for injuries to the head,
face and suspected broken legs;
Audrey Sands, 39, a teacher of
the Kuru Kururu Primary
School, for injuries her hands;
and Roxanne Welcome, 25, of
259 Kuru Kururu, who suffered
injuries to her face, head and
The injured passengers re-
called that around 15:15h, while
in the vicinity of the Demerara
Oxygen Company Ltd., a truck
approaching them from the op-

posite direction, suddenly
turned out of its lane into an ad-
jacent street, without giving any
warning signal.
The driver of the mini-bus,
who did not anticipate that, was
at that stage unable to avert a
collision, they said, and bus
crashed head on into the truck.
Witnesses said the driver
of the truck abandoned his
vehicle and attempted to flee,
but he was held by persons on
the scene, and the police were
called in.

Several injured in

bus-truck crash I

AN ACCIDENT between a
motor cyclist and a pedal cy-
clist on the Number 53 road,
Corentyne, Berbice, resulted
in the death of a 17-year old
on the eve of Mashramani.
Dead is Quacy Keron
McBean, of Number 51 Village
who sustained head and other
injuries in the Thursday night
He was rushed to the
Skeldon Hospital, but his con-
dition necessitated an immediate
transfer to the New Amsterdam

Paddy bugs...
i From page three

Prono 711 \\ Pg .25- g.lha i 110- 15giac I
Rele, o 250-350l 140mil'.ci
GINA 'ujd the etkecii.ncs., ot the ,,elected pesicilde de-
pendsl, on Lihe ate. iiec and jpplic.ion ireth'd and p speclicd
guldelineis I,r the peiicide i,.dele .h.,ild bhe sirintl followed.
SprayinL' houid he done earl. in iie mumiing and eveninm
Before 0o8 Ii)h and after 15 30hi ecpc-i.ll) Jirinji tI- flov'.Lr-
ing penod as spraying when the flower is open maN result in
an increase in the percentage of 'wind-gramin.'
The agency said the paddy bug attacks the nce grand at tmn
-stages at the milk stage and at the dough stage. The damage
dunng the milk stage result., in unfilled or under filled grains.
\ while damage during the dough stage causes discoloured and bro-
ken grains after killing.
GINA said that farmers requiring additional informa-
tion are asked to contact their District Extension Offices
or the GRDB on telephone numbers: 226-8223/225-8717.



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However, since there was a
delay in securing transportation
to take the patient to hospital,
by the time he was transported,
it was too late. He died shortly
after arrival at the New
Amsterdam Hospital, relatives
McBean was a student of
the Central Corentyne High
School, the Skeldon Technical
Institute, and a reservist in the
Guyana Defence Force (Camp
Soweyo). He was the youngest
of six children for his parents,
Michael McBean, a representa-

Eve accident

Teen killed in Mash

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accident which claimed the lile.
News of McBean's death
came just hours after the burial
of his cousin, Hubert Lipdo, de-
capitated by the propeller of an
aircraft at the Kurupung airstrip
one week earlier.
McBean's mother, who was
overnighting at the home of the
Lindos at Mahaica, East Coast
Demerara, received the message
of her son's death around
S22:00h, and was forced to cut
short her stay.
Relatives said the accident
That claimed McBean's life oc-
curred at Number 53 Village,
where he was born and spent
more than 16 years of his life.
His family had only moved
to Number 51 Village about four
months ago.
On the night of the acci-
S.dent, he had left home for
Choir practice for a church
I:concert at Number 53.


tive of the Guyana Sugar Cor-
poration and Stay Yearwood, a
member of the Guyana Police
A source said the motorcy-
clist, a mechanic employed with
the Guyana Sugar Corporation,
had a short while before crashed
into three cows at Number #70
Village Corentyne. He was in-
jured in that accident and is in
the New Amsterdam Hospital,
the source said.
The motorcyclist was said
to have been heading to New
Amsterdam when he crashed
into the cows, and injured, he
decided to head back home to
Crabwood Creek. It was while
heading to Crabwood Creek that
he was involved in the second


Guyanese in list of

Doctors for NY/NJ a

From Lenny Armogum

NEW YORK The Network
Journal. a magazine for Black
professionals and small busi-
nesses. has named in its Febru-
ary issue, a list of best doctors
in New York and New Jersey.
included in that list are four
doctors horn in Guyana and nowv
practicing in the NY/NJ area.
They arc Drr. Stephen Carry!.
Alber' Duncan. F-ank Babb and
Harriso,. Mi'cheil
Dr. Carry is currently the

Chairman and Programme Di-
rector of the Department of
Surgery, at the Brooklyn Hos-
pital Cejiter (TBHC). He is
also the Director of Bariatric
Surgery ai TBHC.
Carrylfis also an assistant
Professor of Clinical Surgery
at Well Medical College of
Cornell University in NY. He
established'the Overseas Medi-
cal Assistance Team (OMAT),
which provides medical hu-
manitarian missions to the
Caribbeaa, Guyana and Africa.

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Prepaid customers can now share talk Inv-

by transferring credit from their ancco in to

The Consumers Research Coun-
cil of America recently named
him one of America's Top Sur-
Carryl always had a drive to
excel in anything that he does.
He attended the multilateral
school in Wismar, Guyana.
where he played local basketball.
As a youngster, he was very
good at basketball. He tried out
for the junior team and was se-
lected in 1977.
However. because he was.
and still is. a very religious
young man, he couldn't practice
on Saturday as he is a member
of the Seventh Day Adventist
Church. He did not participate
in the practice and was not se-
lected to go to Suriname to play
basketball in the Inter-Guiana

The next year there was a
new coach, who, after hearing
about Carryl's dilemma, said
there would be no more Satur-
day games. Carryl made the
team and went to Suriname
where he averaged 30 points per
game and was named the most
valuable player for the junior
basketball team.
He left Guyana in 1979 to
pursue his studies in medicine.
While growing up in Linden,
Carryl said he respected Dr.
Gordon Baird who was a sur-
geon at the Linden Hospital. He
had an opportunity to work
with Dr. Baird in New York.
His next medical mission
with OMAT will to Linden in
Dr. Duncan. also an attend-
ing doctor at TBHC and Long

M sir book pu

PREM Misir's book -Ethnic
Cleavage and Closure in the
Caribbean Diasporat Essays
on Race, Ethnicity and Class"
has now been published by
The Edwin Melen Press-of
New York, Wales (UK)J and
Thi' collection of essays ad-
dresse. racism as one of
lor themes in pobhcal commen-
rane min the multiethnic-Carib-
bean and its Diaspora. In this
conteLi, se-eral ethnic groups
ply for scarce resources, so the
principles of fairness and.equal-
ity in resource distribution be-
come central to societal stability.
The book advocates an un-
derstanding of inter and intra-
ethnic class structure as a userlit
conceptual tool to address tthejs-
sues of ethnic cleavage, racism,
and discrimination, using a
power-conflict fiame ,ork that
illustrates that inter and intra-
ethnic class structure empha-
sizes economic stratification.
caste, internal colonialism;,and a
diversity of class-based and
MarxiLs theones.
The subject areas are: Eth-

nic: and Immigrant Studies, Lain
America, Iberia,.Caribbean -. -
History. .Sociology, Dev elop .
merit Studies. -.
The book is available r
through and b
regular boofitcores, both locally C
and internationally.
"Dr. Miisr has made a most s
welcome addition to the litera- a
lure of Caribbean social sc-ence p
with his compilation of this d
book. It deals with enduring and il
tense issues inCaribbean societ- o
ies, both in the region itself and ld
beyond, for the Diasporas are. ii
both within and without. In ad-I a
dilton to his skilful compilation
of themes and choice of con- e
tributors, Dr.-Misir makes a ma l
jor contribution to the volume k
himself with characteristic schol- ft
arship and commentary of ahngh C
order." Dr Colii Brock. Uni- -v.
versis of Oxfori -
."Dr. .Mtsir's. personal- '1
knowledge of the .East-ndias;- C
Diaspora experience in Europe. -jl.
North Amenca and the-CariiW-nb
bean positions him to speak witr P
conviction, and even passionon. R
tde scope and challenges of that in

SDrugs helps

Life!l)- Smokers who use pills
lo tr nto kick the habit should
keep trying.. een if the drugs
do not work at first, a U.S. re-
searcher advised yesterday.
It can take several weeks for
many people to fully wean them-
selves off tobacco, the researcher
at Oregon Health &- Science
University said in a statement..
"Our recent analysis shows
smokers.and clinicians should
not be discouraged when total
abstinence is nbt achieved in the
first weeks of treatment with
smoking cessation medication,"
said David Gonzales, director.of
the university's .smoking cessa-
tion centre.
Gonzales 'presented his

even ift n

work at a meeting of the Soci- st
ety for Research on Nicotine it
iind Tobacco in Austin, Texas. s,
Gonzales and colleagues hb
have been studymg how well the
drugs Chantix or Zyban work. ei
and published one study last in
year. They analyzed thrs and an-- Ji
other study to see if it took fo
some people longer to quit than ht
others when they used ahe
drugs. w
Varenicline, marketed as nc
Chantix by Pfizer and
bupropion, marketed as Zyban di
or Wellbutrin by fo
GlaxoSmithKline, can both help cli


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y 25, 2007 TO



islandd College Hospital, is listed
as a top surgeon in the Oncology
Dr. Babb is listed as Pulmo-
nary Medicine/Surgery.
Dr. Mitchell is listed under
Internal Medicine and practices
medicine at St. Luke's Hospital.
He and a group of other health
care professionals formed the
Health and Education Relief for
Guyana (HERG) in 2000. The
HERG group visited Guyana dur-
ing the recent floods and pro-
vided medical services.
The Guyanese-born Editor-
in-Chief at the Network Journal,
Ms. Rosalind Kilkenny, said she
did not even know that some of
the doctors were Guyanese.
She said she is very proud
of the accomplishment of her


ciasl redity. el offers a firm
perspective (rom -vwithin lhai m-
okes a respone from w rihou
pan of an ongoing discourse on
ice and ethictty I the Ciahb-
:n." Dr. JA. George Irish.
iry Uniersily of New York.
"1t is not often that one is pre-
*nted with a book that succinctly
id deftly dissec% the ocrial and
.lintral.dynamic in the mini
asporic nation-staies in the Car-
bean aith such clarita and force
'ngunkents .. This hook leaves
reader with a well-infiormed feel-
9 about-colonial and postcolonial
salisis and is required reading. 1
ould-contend, for anyone inter-
ted in truly understanding how
ese arrived at the:i current di-.
rmn-a.-tfrom the Foreword) Pro-
ssor Auibrey W Bonnett, The
ilege at Old Westbury. State Uni-
-rsity of New York.
Misir's recent book is-
.~ntural -identity and
reolization in National
nit: Tbe Multiethnic Carib-
-an', published by University
ress :of America of the-
awman &.Littlefield Publish-
g Group.

SAN MIGUEL, Colombia,
(Reuters) Six times in four
years Colombian anti-narcot-
ics pilots fumigated Gilberto's
farm, but that has not stopped
him growing coca leaves that
end up as cocaine on U.S. and
European streets.
Hidden in rural Putumayo
near Ecuador's frontier, he toils
in a makeshift lab turning coca
into paste ready for sale to feed
his family and ignoring the U.S.-
funded campaign that has put
President Alvaro Uribe at odds
with his Andean neighbours.
"We are using what the fu-
migation left us." Gilberto said.
sluicing coca leaves in a plastic
barrel. "We have to work with a
little coca, what else can we do?"
Fumigation has been a pillar
of U.S. aid to Colombia since
2000, but spraying is now test-
ing ties between xashingaon ally
Uribe and leftists i.n 2cudor and
Venezuela, who see cradication a
U.S. interfercince and sppiver
From Colombia's conict.
Putunayc s.hov ,. the com-
plexity Colombia faces.
Washington credits the cami-
paign with destroying illicit
crops and reducing \ iolnce. Bi'
some analysts and local officials
say years of spraying has failed
to stamp out coca or offer iarm-
ers enough alternatives to wean
them off the profitable leaf.
A remote region once domi-
nated by guerrillas, Putumayo
was the heart of the multimillion
dollar Plan Colombia programme
to crush rebels and destroy the
province's coca, estimated at
more than 148,260 acres (60,000
hectares) six years ago.
Gone are the coca bushes
that once lined Putumayo's high-
way, an unpaved road winding
through the jungly province,
where increased troop presence
has also forced back the FARC
rebels who use the drug trade for
Putumayo officials and farm-
ers acknowledge fumigation has
destroyed coca, but say it also
hits legal crops, drives illicit
plants into remoter areas and
forces residents from their plots,
sometimes across the frontier.
"It's a short cut. The alter-
native is what they call nation-
building, it's a hard sell because
it costs a lot and you don't see
results immediately," said Adam

smokers quit

,t first time-

lokers quit and are icened for
at use. Zyban is an anttdepres-
nt and Chdntix is designed to
ock nicotine in the brain
Gonzales and colleagues
aluated Chantil versus Z\ban
more than 1,000 smokers from
ne 2003 to April 2005 and
und Chantix worked better to
Ip people quit.
But no one looked at what
)uld happen if those who did
t succeed kept trying.
"If smokers on medication
n't quit in the first week or two
Lowing their target quit date,
nicians often will instruct their

parent to discontinue their
medication. Clinicians consider
this a failed attempt," said
Gon/ales, who has had contracts
w ith Pfizer, .Glaxo and several
other drug cumpaniec,.
. Researchers found that 24
per cent of those taking Chantix
were pble in quit night away. ~er-
sus 18 per cent taking Zyban and
just 10 per cent given a placebo.
But an additional 20 per cent
of those taking Chantix and II
per cent taking Zyban were able
to quit if '(hey kept trying
through three months.
Most experts agree that
tobacco is as addictive as
heroin and cocaine, and
people 6blen take many tries
before they are able sto stp.
Sv'...' ,

Isacson. Colombia expert at His ally, Venezuelan President
Washington's Center for Interna- Hugo Chavez, who wants to
tional Policy. forge a socialist alliance in the
region, blasted the White House

After nearly a vea without
spraying in Putumayo. Colombia
restarted fumigation there in De-
cember, when 29,650 acres
(12,000 hectares) of coca sur-
faced in the area. That fuelled
tensions with Ecuador. which
complained herbicides were dam-
aging crops.
Ecuador's president. Rafael
Correa. threatened cleai action
and lightened border security.

drugs war as an "imperialist"
"More than any govern-
ment. Correa tries to get Colom-
bia to answer," said Ivan Mo-
rales, a community leader in
Ecuador's Sucumbios province
separated by Putumayo by a
On the frontier, Colombian
municipalities say they need
more alternatives beyond fumi-
gation as coca growers are re-
planting and keeping coca alive

by pruning crops to protect
them from spraying. They lose
one harvest out of four or five.
"It doesn't finish off the
coca," San Miguel municipal ag-
riculture chief Rodrigo Luna
Farmer Hermogenes Munoz
filed for compensation in San
Miguel late last year to claim for
damaged cattle pastures after he
said aircraft dumped herbicides
on his farm.
Grass withered on part of
his land while coca went mostly
untouched in a neighboring
plot. Fresh coca leaves were
sprouting back in thick clutches

just two months after they were
pruned to protect them from
"Look at that beautiful coca
over there," he said, standing on
yellowed grass yards (metres)
from the bright green plants.
A U.S. government official
said spraying is effective in kill-
ing off 90 per cent of coca and
pilot errors and damage are mini-
mal. Yet the latest U.S. figures
show Colombia had 355,832
acres (144.000 hectares) in 2005.
the same as in 2002. Officials
say that is because they now
search more areas with better de-
"If we hadn't fumigated
Colombia could have 250,000
hectares (617,760 acres) of
coca," said Vice President
Francisco Santos. "Nothing
competes with coca. It is so
profitable and we must see
that as a reality we face."

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situated at the entrance of the Ministry at 71/72 Main & Qumnina Streets,
Georgetown, not later than Monday, March 12, 2007 at 16:00 h.

The vehicle '. i be sold on an "as is where is" basis.

The Ministry's Bouo of Su:rvey reserves Ihe rih, i ,o reject i any tender without
assigning a reason.

Keith Booker
Standing Board of S urev
.. ........ ........... ............

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

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

1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana invites sealed
bids from eligible contractors for the construction of the following site:

Upgrade of facilities-Youth drop-in Centre, Region No. 4.

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

The Ministry of Human Services & Social Security
Attention: Permanent Secretary, Mr. Trevor Thomas
Water & Cornhill Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 223-7585
3. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on submission of a payment of a non-refundable fee of
G$5,000 for each site mentioned above. The method of payment will be by
cheque. The document may be uplifted at the above address at the time of
4. Site visits for the Youth drop in centre, Region No. 4. will be confirmed at a
later date.

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

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 Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS),

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, not later than
9:00 ai-rn on .Tusdiay. March 27. 2007. Thr- bids must be addressed to the
(- Ii: ,-:: i.: i.ji:i-i -i Procurement and Tender:' ,-,i-iri.; .! -, -I Board and
marked on the I.: |:I 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 27. 2007."

9. Bids s I be opened in the presence of bidder's representatives ond anyone
who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on March 27. 2007 at 9.00h.
The purchaser is not ,-sp..r .i7,k-, for bi l;. ;i ? ..-- ih ei:, .of an or before
the time specify : i .-: .. -:ton of btid L i- -.j. .. i j. re.--ced and
returned unopened,



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18 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007

c.Js 1 ..or. $1D: I 1 .-.;-'

COUNSELLING 1 7 2 ,I- la 22. -tt;;
WANTED ,j ',iiL 1111, ii) ,

1 BASHA boat 38-ft.
complete $1 700 000, 1
Mitsubishi Canter, GHH 4382 -
$1 050 000. Tel. 275-0305,

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.
FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in naiT artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings Street Bourda. 223-
VIJAY'S Hair Salon, 207
Almond St., Queenstown.
Georgetown. Tel. 226-0205.
Specialise in hair cuts. cold
wave, straw curls, hair
colouring, facial, acrylic and
nail design, etc.

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

professional counselling to
solve your problems. 227-1939.
360 SEALED keys of King
Solomon energizing, braking,
guide, money find, bind, mind.
domestic, protection, taska
healing. 615-8757.
,.RE you cursed,
depressed, demon possessed
OR need finance? Call Apostle
Randolph Williams # 261-
6050 (20:00 h 23:00 h.)

COMPUTER Repairs. Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
computer repairs lasers. Hp.
Canon. Lexmark. 220-8140,
220-2968, 629-2247.

CALL Jean for all types of
uniforms, dress making.
altering, curtains and
embroidery. 153 Barr St., Kitty.
SEWING done at Kitty
Home Studio. Any type of
costume, clothing, altering.
Contact Sunita 231-7626,
JEAN offers courses in
dressmaking, fabric designing.
curtains, cushions, soft toys. soft
furnishing, floral arrangements,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St..
Kitty. 226-9548.
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabr'. ,JI: -i,: ..
curtains, cushions, :In. 'I -' I
furnishing, floral "r ,""
cake decoration. i t'- .,i r
Kitty. 226-9548 610-4105
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
,ii, ..i j at affordable price
ri il and around G/town.
Lot 45 Garnette Street, C/ville (
2 houses away from Sheriff St.).
Call Sharon 223-1129/649-

EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079.
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587 available courses
- Electrical wiring, electronics,
air conditioning and
refrigeration, computer repairs
and programming, Spanish,
Portuguese, English.
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). Cal Sumta 231-
7626, 227-6335.
College, 262 Thomas Street, North
Cummingsburg, G/town. Join our
evening classes for adults and CXC
repeaters for examinations in
January 2008 or June 2008.
Subjects are Mathematics, English
A, Accounts and many other
subjects. ClassesA 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 concem.'


FULLY equipped Beauty
Salon @ 319 East St. Contact
Orlando 231-0144, 622-1798.

SCARCOPTIC itch. pain,
impotent cholesterol. pressure,
gall stone and more 220-7342,

ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 622-2872. 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtai n aInternational 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 hamstring and calf
muscles, pain in the neck and
shoulder and upper and lower
back. Try a massage by a
Certified Therapist, you will get
help. #617-8480 Sally.

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
EAST Indian Guyanese/
Canadian male seeks female
between 38 and 42 for marriage.
Email personal data with photo
educated! Get Married!
Migrate!...through the CFI
Telephone Friendship Link. Call
592-261-5079, everyday 07:00
h to 21:00 h.

SELF Ink office and business
stamps in hour, free delivery.
Trophy stall, Bourda Market OR
branch at the City Mall. Tel. #
225-9230 or 623-0368.

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.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats. pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs. etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
$10.00 PER SQ. FOOT.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohamed
on 223-9710, 667-6644.
FOR low cost air conditioner.
refrigerator, microwave, freezer,
drink cooler repairs and servicing
electrical and solar panel
installation, call 225-4822, 231-
3 5 4 7 .:.................................................. ..........
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.


We can assist you
to Migrate to Canada.
Skilled Workers I'l..u ,
Class. Stdctudeno, Refugeve,
Work Permits.
Spionsorships AppealI
lor Reflusedf Cases .
Visilor's Visas

S Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certftled
immigration Consuiltants
57 pprA' bRobi'bi iil

ipo t''edl h e Ii ( Ilnld'ii!l tiw'ot.
tit / evetrf llinii fi'f.

SHALSONS Diesel Service
11 Zeelugt South, EBE,
Guyana. Servicing and
Calibrating Diesel fuel pumps
and injectors, etc. Tel. # 260-
0055, Cell # 646-5078 Shalim.

ONE female Clerk and
Cosmetologist. Contact # 231-
VACANCY exists for Table-
hand at Pearl's Bakery. Tel. 231-
VACANCY exist for Washbay
Attendants (males & females).
Call: 625-4380
attractive and intelligent. Call
222-4650, 222-3927, 649-9876.
SEWING machine
Operators, persons to draft/cut.
Apply Lot D Lama Avenue. Bel
Air Park. Tel. # 225-4492/225-
PERSON to work in record
shop. Must be computer literate.
Female singers for live band.
Apply Majestics. Tel. # 226-
6432,. 623-2477..
VACANCY for Barman/
Waiter. Apply in person with
written application to the
Regency Suites/Hotel, 98
Hadfield Street. Tel. # 225-
1 MALE Cleaner, 1 male
Accounts Clerk, trainee
Machinist, trainee Electrician,
trainee Mechanic. Apply 18 23
Industrial Site Eccles, EBD.
FOR all types construction
workers carpenters, labourers,
masons, painters, plumbers, etc.
Contact Plantation Versailles,
WBD. 264-2946, 650-2620.
FEMALE Counter Clerks, 18
years and over with passes in
English and Mathematics. Apply
in person to BISH & SONS, 159
Barr Street, Kitty.
1 GENERAL Manager to
work in the Interior, years on a
land dredge matters. Must have
some mechanical experience.
Apply in person. Call 227-4040
or 628-0796.
.... --s - -L E --:- o
upper Berbice River Logging
Camp. CAT Level 2 or CXC
Accounts with 5 yrs accounting
experience. Tel. 623-9889,
between 9 am and 6 pm.
VACANCIES exist for female
Clerks, Sale representatives,
male and female Assistance and
female Merchandiser attractive
salaries offered. Telephone
number (218-4863). Call
between 9 am and 4 pm.
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.
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. Minimum
FEMALE Accounts Clerk
passes Maths & English &
Accounts 2 years working
experience. Porters, apply in
person with handwritten
application to Alabama Trading,
G/towr Ferry Stelling from 7:30
am 9:30 am, 3 pm 5pm. Tel.
LIVE in staff for clerical work
from Berbice and Essequibo.
Qualification: 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 provided.
computer literate, able to handle
a busy switchboard, be detail
oriented and have exceptional
people skills. Position also
involves clerical duties. Please
send CV via Email to or
via Fax: to 227-4779.

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. Apply in person with a
written application and two (2)
references to: Len's, 136 Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-2486.

LAND at Crane, WCD 100
x 40 $600 000 neg. Call 625-
FOULIS Public Road,
Enmore, ECD. 137 feet by 218
feet. Call Tel. 220-9687.
CALL 263-5338
ONE double lot, Republic
Park $14.8M. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty. 225-2626/55198,
231-2064. "
prime residential house lot;
Queenstown land 120 ft. by 60
ft. 642-0636.
89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349..
EARL'S Court 2 house lots,
9 800 sq. ft. build luxurious
mansion, international hotel.
$4M/US$20 000. Ederson's -
NEW Hope. EBD Road -
River, wharf, Ig. ships, ware
house, active general store -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
G/TOWN central 4 house
lots build Foreign embassy,
international hotels $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. ___
lands and properties with pool
and without pool. REPUBLIC
PARK beautiful property with
pool on 3 lots of land. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
....... - 6------ -,----------
40 acres developed transported
land. To be sold 'en bloc' or
parcels of 10 acres $3.5 million
per acre. Tel. 218-2319.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public road.
Prime location, 2 miles from V/
Hoop Ei i;., Reasonable
Price. Teia -`-1-7670 or 254-
Charlestown $1.2M, Dowding
St. $4.5M, Canal #2 $300
000, Meadow Bank (double lot)
$5M, Diamond $70 000 &
$550 000. Call 231-6236.
S3.4M, each, VERSAILLES 125'
x 67' in gated compound $5.9M.
6 lots $331 each and 5 lots,
property & rice mill Crane/La
nion $45M. 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.
Tel: 226-8148, 625-1624.
NORTH $3.8M. LBI -
S3.5M, Ogle $3.8M. Happy
Acres -$7M, $7M. Diamond -
$2M. $4M, Felicity $9M. Le
Ressouvenir $9M, $63M. Robb
Street $15M. $90M, Camp
Street $8M. Mahaica Creek
(100 acres) $13M, Supply (65
acres) $40M. 4 lots at Enmore -
$17M, 4 acres $2M.
Queenstown, second lot 60 x
60 $7.5M. D'Urban Packlands.
3 lots $7M, Linden oesdyke
Highway 35 acreE $35M,
Newtown, Kitty 50 x 120 $9M.
Mc Doom Highway 50 x 300 -
$30M, Mandela Avenue corner
good for gas station $45M, 2
acres land good for bond. etc. in
Turkeyen, 22 acres riverside land
and other residential and
commercial areas. ill us at
Goodwill Realty on )s. 223-
5204, 225-2540, 626 608.

LAL'S Realty 231-7325,
612-9574. Parika 120 acres,
Atlantic Gardens 2 lots.
CALL 276-3826.

231-8661, 629-5064.
EBD. CALL 266-2049 AFTER 4
FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent in
Kitty. Call 226-1640.
1-BEDROOM bottom flat.
80 Railway Line,- Kitty. Call
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
OGLE Front ECD, 1
bottom flat apt. with toilet and
bath. Tel. 222-5448.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
FLAT $30 000. CONTACT 613-
ONE two-storey business
place in Regent Street. Call
627-8541 or 624-6432.
adequate for visiting family.
Tel. 225-9395, between 8 am
and 4 pm.
PHONE 225-9944.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot
and cold, self contained, etc.
Tel. 628-6855.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a dailyinightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995_- Kitty
SHERIFF St. complete
top flat, unfurnished garage.
Call 227-1363. 222-4529.
3-BEDROOM top flat
unfurnished, recently
renovated. Charlestown $35
000 per month. Call 226-2376.
1 SELF-contained room.
88 Middle Road. La Penitence
with lights, water $18 000
monthly. Tel. 225-4345.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat to rent in Kitty with
telephone line. Please call
231-1585 or 613-8909.
BUSINESS flat, Barr St..
Kitty. Ideal for bond or
commercial business. No Food
or Liquor. Call 226-4014.
spacious (3) bedroom house at
Lot 4187 Unity Place, Festival
City, North Ruimveldt. Tel. #
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
gudst. Short term. Call Tel.



SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25,2007

itself -.$75 000, 1 top flat, fully
fum. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.
FURNISHED rooms, single
person only, At Bachelor's
Adventure, ECD. Tel. 229-
6149 Gloria.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call-
231-6429, 622-5776.
APARTMENTS for rental
with all modern facilities.
Contact No. 223-1672, 613-
1785, between 10 am and
REGENT St. prime
business place, large secure
ground floor, suitable for
business. Tel. 642-0636.
:LAL'S Realty 231-7325,
612-9574 G/town business
US$2 500, US$1 200 & $50
000 SQ. FT. Queenstown, G/
town US$1 per sq. ft. neg.
Lots of parking. Tel. 624-4225.
NEW shipment.of Lister
better engines and generators
from 3 KVA to 20 KVA. Also
Lister welder. Contact 624-
storeyed building with
telephone, parking and
overhead tank. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
top flat for short term rental,
First St;; Alexander Village.
Call 226-9046 or 668-2747.
FURNISHED and secure
executive apartment with air-
conditioner, telephone.
parking. Tel. 642-0636.
large secure .ground floor,
suitable for business or office.
Price $80 000. 642-0636.
SHERIFF St., prime
business place, secure ground
floor. Price $80 000. 642-
0636, 225-0545.
OGLE unfurnished three-
bedroom apartment with all
convenience. Telephone 642-
BUSINESS place car park
area, large secured ground
floor. Price negotiable. 642-
0636. 225-0545.
ONE bedroom apartment
to rent from 1st March. For
information, call 226-1238. No
agent. Couple or UG Student.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment with inside toilet
and bathroom. Decent working
couple or UG Student. Carl
222-4201. Please ask for Indra.
bedroom top flat Bent St.,
Wortmanville with overhead
tank $40 000. Call 648-
7504, 218-0287, 218-0392.
2-BEDROOM unfurnished
top flat Cane View Ave.,
South Ruimveldt Park. Parking,
toilet and bath. Call 218-0117,
619-7851. 622-1392.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living
rooms, 3 washrooms, parking,
Ig yard space @US$1 000,
others furnished and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372..
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, long
term also available. Tel. 624-4225.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent Suitable
for overseas visitors on short term ba-
sis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
KITTY $40 000, Bourda
- $80 000, Office space,
Kingston, Charlotte St. & New
Market St. US$700 US$1
500. Unique Realty 227-
3551, 647-0856.
NEW 2-bedroom concrete
apartments with verandah, bay
window, tiled toilet and bath,
overhead tank located in
Triumph, ECD. Contact Ms.
Grant 220-3173 or 644-
OFFICE space at Orealla
Business Centre on Church St..
G/town (building before Go
Invest), in prime business area
- S55 000 rYonth. Call Sandra
for apt. 226-3284 or 616-8280.

1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthly. Tel 663-6338.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
house Bel Air Park AC.
parking US$650, furnished 3-
bedroom apt. Kitty G$65
REALTY 225-8097. 661-0550.
Eccles, Diamond, Alberttown,
Campbellville, furnished and
unfurnished. TEL. 226-8148,
- ALEXANDER ST., approx. 2
500 sq. ft. ground floor $200
000, entire building $200 000.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
APARTMENTS (1,2,3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $22 000,
$25 000, $35 000, $45 000, $50
000, Furnished $26 000 $80
000, Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.

Me C, 3 enai $40,000,0i
NtM4Ne3w 3 lsw-

$ 48a28, 002.0 000

3 gdfumi VOMO.O

N. P. Financial Services

223-4928, 109-2201

US$800; Sec. 'K' fur. USS1
000; Blygezight Gardens 4
master. Phone Tony Reid
Realty, Ms Persaud or Mr.
Indhal, Mr. Layne 225-5198/
225-2626. 226-3068, 622-
6402, 622-6937.
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,
BOTTOM flat, at 36 First
Street.- Alexander Village.
Georgetown, entrance red
concrete bridge with cream
wooden gate, back building.
Contact Phoolmattee a/k
GROUND floor flat area -
1840 sq. ft. suitable for business
or office. 70 Quamina & Main
Streets. Contact W. Fries 226-
2992 or Devi 225-8116.
Reasonable prices.
US$30. CALL. 218-0392, 648-
7504, 218-0287.
TOP FLAT semi-furnished,
3 b/rooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself $95 000, B. A. P. -
US$1 200, Section 'K' US$700
- US$600, Apt. $35 000, $45
000, $55 000, $65 000 rooms,
bond, office business. Tel. 225-
2709, 623-2591.
D'URBAN Street $40 000:
North R/veldt $25M, $45M;
Kitty $50 000 top, $45M -
bottom; Newtown $30 000, $25
000 bottom flats; Meadow
Brook US$600; Lamaha
Gardens US$1 200, Prashad
Nagar US$1 500, etc. Call us
at Goodwill Realty at Nos. 223-
5204, 225-2540 or 628-7605.
; EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park, 184 Eping Ave. & Kaieteur
Rd. Immaculate, modern,
convenient, secure spacious,
fully grilled and air-conditioned.
1 master and 2 bedrooms, 3
bath, double garage, etc.
Agents, embassies and
international organizations are
all welcome. Call 277-3814,
225-4413, 646-9319, 619-9972,
614-0949 or Email:

APARTMENTS (1,2,3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $22
000, $25 000, $35 000, $45
000, $50 000, Furnished $26
000 $80 000, Rooms $12
000 $16 000. Call 231-6236.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
(office/residence) US$2 500,
Kitty $60 000, $45 000,
US$500 (F/F) Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 500.
EAST BANK: School $120 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000,
Diamond US$1 500,
Herstellling $60 000. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F), Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000, US$2 000/US$1
000/US$500, Happy Acres -
US$2 000/US$1 200/US$500,
Non Pariel $35 000, Le
Ressouvenir US$2 500, Ogle
- US$700/US$1 000. OFFICES:
Central Georgetown US$4
000, Georgetown $100 000/
$60 000, Queenstown US$2
000, Sheriff- US$1 500, North
Road US$1 200, Brickdam -
US$800, bond, restaurants, etc.
Versailles executive US$3
000, 3-storeyed residential/
office/bond US$1 500, Nandy
Park US$650, Kitty $45 000,
Bagotville $50 000, Kitty $75
000, Ogle US$600, Success -
$50 000, Kersaint Pk. $45 000,
Albert town Office- $ 85 000.

ONE 2-storey concrete
building in Happy Acres. Tel.
1 2-STOREY house (4-
bedroom), Kitty $7.5M. 227-
6333, 623-2923.
REMOVED. CALL 623-1317,
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
at Annandale West, East Coast
Demerara. Tel. 220-9687.
EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedrooms and all
modern facilities. 226-3866.
WOODEN house and land
at Grant Washville, Pomeroon.
,. miles from Charity Market.
Call 259-3137.
TWO houses on one lot.
situated at 242 Charlotte Street.
Lac town. Telephone 226-
WE need properties to buy
and sell for business. Call Albert
- 227-4876 or 644-6551
OGLE executive :.ui',~.:i
measuring 75 ft. b\ : I .
land 260 ft. by 60'ft. 642-
KITTY large concrete and
wooden building, no repairs.
vacant possession. Price- $10M.
GARNETT St. prime
business place, large concrete
building, fully secured, no repair.
Price negotiable. 225-0545.
PRASHAD Nagar large
two-storey building, no repairs,
immediate vacant possession.
Price negotiable. 642-0636.
DON'T let sleeping agents
hold up your business. We have
qualified buyers. Call Albert -
27-4876 or 644-6551
CHURCH St., opposite
Bourda Market area. Prime
business place, vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
el. 226-3866.
BEL AIR Park $26M neg.,
executive Nandy Park $17M,
Eccles $17M new. KEYHOMES
- 615-8734, 628-0715.
ONE going business premises.
one secured beautifully tiled office:
one three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedroom and all
modern facilities. Vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
CROAL/Stabroek new 3-
slorey concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroom mansion. Ideal
international hotel $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-


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Rd., new concrete 2-storey 4-
bedroom luxurious mansion -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
KINGSTON, near foreign
embassies colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel,
embassies $85M/US$425 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
D'URBAN Lodge new 2-
storey, 4 2-bedroom apartments.
Monthly rents pay your mortgages
- $14M/US$70 000. Ederson's
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storey mansion. Ideal for 4-storey
international hotel, area for
tennis, swimming pool $30M/
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
CAMP/Robb vacant 3 2-
storey buildings. Ideal 4-storey
international hotel. Previous -
$40M. $26M. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-5496.
SOESDYKE. Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool $13M/US$65
00. Ederson's 226-5496.
Have you buildings for sale?
Eccles. Queenstown, Central G/
town. We have buyers, US
dollars. Ederson's- 226-5496.
ROBB/Bourda Market 2-
storey concrete building. Road.
alley. Previous $75M, $50M.
Owner needs medical US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS owners if your
,i,.,i.i-. need general repairs.
Our management services pays,
taxes, landscaping. Ederson's-
BRICKDAM vacant 2-storey
4-bedroom colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel,
insurance $50M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ALBERT/Robb corner with
steel frame. Ideal 4-storey
international hotel $50M/
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
business investment new 2-storey
concrete building, bottom
general store $8.5M/US$42
00. Ederson's 226-5496.
ATLANTICGGardens vacant
2-storey 5-bedroom mansion -
$15M/US$75 000. Ederson's -
NORTH Ruimveldt vacant
2-flat concrete buildings. If
qualified, move in today -
12.5M/US$62 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
STRATHSPEY vacant new
3-bedroom wooden building. If
qualified, move in today $5M/
US$25 000. Ederson's 226-
COGHLAN DAM vacant 2-
flat concrete buildings, front 3
bedrooms back 2 bedrooms -
$5.8M/US$280 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
NORTH Rd., G/town central,
vacant 2-storey concrete
building. Ideal 20 salon chairs,
internet. Inspection anytime
$25M, US$125 000.-Ederson's
- 226-5496.
KITTY transported
concrete front building with two
self-contained three- bedroom
apartment. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
NO agent. Call Mr, Wilson -
226-2650, 229-2566 to view 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, Campbellville property,
110 220v, large land, suits 2

2-BEDROOM apt. in
Tuschen. Contact Shaw 629-
FOR sale by owner- property
at Public Road De Hoop,
Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-2717.
FOR sale or rental 2-
storeyed concrete business
premises with large land space
at Goed Fortuin Public Rd.
Riverside,WBD. $17M neg. Call
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
FOR sale by owner property
at Public Road, Covent Garden,
East Bank (100 x 40) with driving
and garage for 2 cars,
transported land. $30M, neg.
Call 265-3575.
NEW house full furnished,
2.5 bath, central AC, 25 miles
from Disney World, Florida. Price
- US$294 000 or neg. Phone
No. 954-294-7373.
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.
BEAUTIFUL property in
Bartica, Region Seven. For sale
by owner- transported land 180
feet length, 50 feet width,
with three residential buildings
with all conveniences and
bearing fruit trees. Phone 455-
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, four-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet, hot and cold, viewing
gallery, house 28' x 75', land -
51' x 100'.
144. ASKING $6.5M. CALL 225-
5591 OR 619-5505.. .
ONE fully concrete house in
Orleander Avenue, Bel Air Park -
needs only minor repairs -
$15.9M. Phone Tony Reid
Realty, Ms Persaud or Mr. Indhal,
Mr. Layne- 225-5198/225-
2626, 226-3068. 622-6402, 622-


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Versailles, West Bank Demerara,
in gated community with 24
hours 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 Kitty $35M &
$12M, Enterprise $14M &
$4.5M, Leguan $20M, Kingston
- $8M, Prashad Nagar $28M.
Craig $7.5M, Annandale -
$5.4 M, Robb St. $15M and
many more. Call us today for
more information. Tel 223-7219/
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325,
6 1 2 9 5 7 4
las_ Kingston
- $35M. Middle St. $65M,
Regent St. $80M, Wellington
St. $100M neg., Bel Air Park -
$25M & $17M, Prashad Nagar-
$22M, Ruimzeight Gardens -
$12M, Friendship $15M. Good
Hope ECD $8M, Lusignan -
$10M, Crane WCD $30M. New
Road. WCD $35M.

GROVE $6.5M, South -
$6.5M, Queenstown $14M,
$35M, $45M, Prashad Nagar-
$16M, $22M, Section 'K' Cville
- $34M, Bel Air $16M, $22M,
$25M, $40M, Kitty $8.5M,
$10M, Kingston $18M,'$35M,
$45M, $100M, Robb Street -
$80M $15M, Regent Street -
US$2M, US$1M, $45M, $35M,
Hadfield Street, -Stabroek -
$14M, Brickdam $45M, and
other residential and
commercial areas. Call us at
Good Will Reafty at Nos. 223-
5204, 225-2540 or 628-7605.
SOUTH $6.5M, Grove -
$6.5M, C/ville $18M,
Charlestown $6.5M, C/ville -
$9.5M, Sec. 'K', C/ville $28M,
Bel Air $22M, $25M, $40M,
Queenstown $14M, $35M,
$45M, Kitty $10M, Kingston -
$18M, $35M, $45M, $100M,
Robb Street $15M, $80M,
Regent Street US$2M,
US$1M, $35M, $45M, Hadfield
Streef, Stabroek $14M,
Brickdam $45M, Croal Street
- $40M, and other residential
and commercial areas. Call us
at Goodwill Realty at Nos. 223-
5204, 225-2540 or 628-7605.
$34M & $29M, Nandy Park -
$30M, Diamond $4.5M to
$14.5M, Ruimzeight Garden -
$31M, Enmore huge concrete
property $16.5M,
Subryanville on double lot;
Substantial properties in
Queenstown & Lamaha
Gardens, Vlissengen Road,
Sheriff St., GuySuCo Gardens,
Le Ressouvenir & Republic Park
with pool, Alberttown $22M,
Cummings St. $12M, Kitty -
$5.9M, Craig $7M, Mc Doom
- $4.5M, Leonora $12.75M,
Crane Public Rd., land $3M &
$5M, properties with rice mill -
$45M, 15 acres, Canal #1 -
$11.75M, Non Pariel $4.75,
Annandale $5M, David St. -
$26M. TEL 226-8148/625-
ONE three-storey building
and annexe on land 60 x 184
ft., Kingston $125M neg.. one
five (5)-bedroom building on
corner lot, South Ruimveldt
Gardens $20M neg.. one
three-bedroom wooden
building in fenced yard, Kitty -
$6M, one five (5)-bedroom
concrete building in large
compound, Bel Air,
Georgetown $18M, four-
bedroom concrete and wooden
house, Tucville $8.5M, River
side sawmill with operational
equipment $20M, Friendship
two (2)-bedroom wooden
cottage front lot, St Stephen's
Street. Charlestown $23M,
three-bedroom house with 2 1/
baths, 1000 watt inverter, solo
water heater, 15,000 sq. ft. land
- $14M, two house lots 80 x
113 ft. $5M ea., two house
Icts for $5M, Meadow Bank,
East Bank Demerara, one two-
bedroom concrete and wooden
building on land 31 x 275 ft.,
Canal' No. 2 Polder,
Stanleytown $6M. one five
bedroom concrete and wooden
building on front lot with
enclosed garage, Bourda -
$16M. Wills Realty-227-2612,
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, EBO
for $2M, $12M, $10M, Craig
for- $6.5M, Prashad Nagar for -
$18M, $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 $12M, Bel
Air for $27M. $32M, and
$16M, Hadfield Street for -
$8.5M, Pub. Rd., Kitty for -
$22M, Section 'K' C/vil e for -
$12M. $22M, Bent Street for -
$7.5M, Cummings Street for -
$14M, 5"' Street, Alberttown for
- $12M. Subryanville 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, Kingston of $20M. Call
or visit us at Pete's Real Estate,
Lot 2 George Street, W!Rust -
226-9951. 226-5546, 231-

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storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink, toilet,
cabinet, hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe, central
air-conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6 Nandy
Park, EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806; evening

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CALL 662-6212.
ONE Fishing boat seine
and engine. Tel. 259-3044.
SALON equipment and
boat seine for Snapper.
Contact 222-4966.
DOUBLE Stall in Stabroek
Market. Contact 615-7146,
BOXER/mixed pups, 8
months old (nice) $25 000.
Tel. 610-8139.
1 LISTER Arc welder 280
Amp, 220v auxiliary 628-
3245, 270-1709.
2 COMPUTERS in good
working condition $85 000
(both). 227-1939.
EARTH for sale, delivery
to spot. Also Bob Cat rental.
Call 626-7127.
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-
NEW 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers, 2800
watts. Call 226-2913, 615-
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456,
months old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 222-5707.
ONE Motorola V600 and
one Dell Axim pocket PC. Call
222-4507 or 641-2671.
with combination -nd key
lock. Tel 223-6333 or 623-
pups, 4 months old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Tel. # 222-5013.
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y, good
condition. Price $40 000. Call
617-8242- cell,
ONE large Avanti fridge -
$580 000, 1 Bar-B-que grill -
$20 000. Call 646-5988, 226-
HARD drawn copper
Tubing. Silver solder rods,
*duciint diiffserr and grills.
Pho e 623-7212.
DVD player, living room suite,
dinette set. etc. Tel 220-0397,
ONE 850 mini car. one
Sie stall in Bourda Green s
S.. b-'ilt over. Contact # 22 -
"0. 667-6644
CASES $500. 220-8140, 220-
968, 629-2247.

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NEW Honda generator
3400 watts. Call 233-5500.
ups vaccinated and dewormed
months old ready to guard -
$30 000 each. Tel. 610-8139.
ONE 7-piece dinette set,
2500 & 4000 watts generators
used X-box and play station
games. Call 227-3355.
ONE Meat shop in Bourda
Market. No reasonable offer
refused. Call Gerry. Tel. 625-
3218. Must be sold.
1 MERLIN Diesel fuel
injection pump calibrating
machine. In excellent condition.
Call 644-8952 or 626-5306.
2 HONDA pressure washers,
2 chain saws, 2 machines, 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-7633.
1 MID Range speaker box, 2 -
12" eminences, 4 bullet tweeters,
2 10" horns, well covered. Call
FRIDGE & freezers at
giveaway prices, in good working
condition. Tel. 225-8802, 629-
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
INDIAN Film Fare and Star
Dust magazines, 3 for $1 000,
glass wares and ornaments
(cheap). Dial 663-1516.
PIT bulls for sale adults and
puppies quality bloodline.
Contact Navin. Tel. # 264-2524,
PUPS for sale Rottweiler
'and Pitbull mixed, 6 wks old.
Contact Tel. No. 644-2933, 223-
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
LAPTOP computers selling out
at wholesale prices. Items in
excellent condition. Call 618-
ONE 7-piece dinette set.
one 2 500 watts generator used
X-box and play station garnes.
Call 227-3355.
ONE Electromax Freezer in
working condition, next to brand
new, to do business. Contact
Telephone 619-5366
ONE Butcher Boy meat saw
110/220v. Morris!Austin starter,
one hand mince mill, coconut
plants. 266-5013
HONDA Generator 6 000
watts $295 000, Canon
Photocopier $295 000. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
#614-6623. 644-9690.
ONE Long Base low bed
Trailer for rental to transport
heavy duty equipment to the
interior. etc. Call 223-5273 or
223-5274 for more information.
Supersoaker Watergun. 1 LS
1000X Tripplite Stabiliser, PS2
& X Box Games, used computer
parts. Going cheap. Call 227-
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower, 1
mitre saw, 1 air compressor, 1 2 %"
Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000 generator.
Call 267-2329.
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
VESSLE for sale gross
tonnage 141 35 tons net,
tonnage 96 tons Igt 79 ft width
22 ft depth 12 -- 1 feet engine
Cat D353E Hp 425. Contact
Roxanne 225-4076, 614-9285.
PUPS eight weeks old.
'Vaccinated ard dewormed,
Gernmar Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable prices.
Rulmzeight Gardens, WCD. Tel.
619-9853 or 269-0671 after 3
ATTENTION all hotels and
guesthouse we have all sizes
of Serta spring filled mattresses
(world's best mattress). Please
call Essay Trading (Sole
Distributors). 623-9855 to place
your orders.
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8 JOHNSON out board
engines. Excellent condition.
Call 268-2244.
KODAK 2740 Camera and
accessories for sale. Call
Calvin @ 640-6909 or 617-
ULTRA quiet generating
set 6-cyl. Perkins 126 KVA
and (1) MF 185 tractor.
Contact 9B New Road, VI
Hoop. Tel. 254-1195.
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
1 DOUBLE door refrigerator
(Frigidaire) 21 cu. ft., 110 volts;
1 single door refrigerator (Artic)
- 9 cu. ft., 240 volts, good working
condition. 1 9' x 12' carpet
(brown); 1 16' bicycle; 1 12'
bicycle. Call tel. # 222-2214.
966 loaders, 1 CAT D7
Bulldozer, engines Mack,
Caterpillar, Cummins. Also new
and used spares parts. For
Marine, Industrial and Earth
moving machines. For
information, contact Cyril #
COMPUTER Programme
from $2 000, Office 2007,
Antivirus 07, AutoCAD 06, Corel
Draw 13, QuickBooks 06, Peach
Tree 05, POS. language
translator, Spanish, Typing,
Games and much more. Call
Anthony- 227-8010, 625-7090.
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.
ONE music set including I
CE 1000 amp. 2 CE 2000 amp,
1 monster power reg., 1 Denon
CD/MP3 player DN-D4500, 1
Denon mixer DN-X500, 1 DBX
crossover 1/2/3 way, 2-ply 18". 2
audio pipe 15", 2 pyramid TW
5". Tel. 625-3862.
Perkins 63544 completely rebuilt
engine, comes with six months
warranty. One Caterpillar
3406DI engine ready to work. We
also stock lots of Caterpillar,
Cummins and Detroit diesel
spares. We rebuild all heavy duty
diesel engines with six months
warranty. Call Bobby on 623-
1003, 218-3899 or 218-1469.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers. 4 44T Drive
horns. 6 OSC 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.
2 STAINLESS steel gas
deep. fryers with baskets
complete, frying chips,
chicken, fish, etc. good for
business $350 000 each; 2
stainless steel industrial) coffee
percolators, 110v 30 cups $20
000 40 cups $25 000; 1 000
new pieces cell phone
components give away $250
000 for lot including chargers.
battery, circuit board, casing,
antenna and many many more.
1 Briggs and Stratton pressure
washer. 2 000 PSI $80 000.
Owner migrating 641-2284.
ONE Ford 666 TI Ford
Industrial Turbo fully
reconditioned 210Hp; one
Cummins 855 '/ block fully
reconditioned with head 325Hp;
Lister one-cylinder water large
.flywheel one Kubota one-
cylinder fully reconditioned.
one 30 KVA single phase gen.
set Cummins Engine; one
Hymac Hydraulic motor, one 75
Marine outboard 2000 model as
parts new foot. Contact
Raymond Tel. 226-9931, 225-
5273; Farouk 609-0930.
$20 000, SINGLE FRAME -
TEL. 270-4532 or 624-7023.


ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 BMW car 320i model 5-
speed gear box, like new. Paul.
1 RZ (6 holes), new,
cleaned, EFI, not registered.
Call 277-3673.
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NEG. CALL 265-4222, 265-
AE 100 COROLLA full
powered, automatic. Tel.256-
216, 621-3875.
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1 AE 91 COROLLA mags,
music, AC, $760 000. Tel. 220-
2984, 613-4041.
1 NISSAN Caravan, good
condition. Tel. 625-6100, 218-
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880, 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
1 HILUX 4 x 4 AC, CD
layer, alarm, PJJ series -
$2.9M. Tel. 227-2664.
ONE Long Base RZ, EFI,
BHH series, music, mags. Tel.
ONEAE 100 Toyota Corolla,
PHH series $1.1M neg. Call
225-1528, 623-2818.
ONE Toyota Tundra 4 x 4,
leather seat, upgraded front.
Contact 629-4979,. 220-7430.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
1 LONG Base Toyota Dyna,
16 ft. tray, immaculate
condition 260-2806. Cell 621-
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
ONE RAV 4-PHH series. In
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Contact 619-8751.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in
excellent condition with all bars,
1 Nissan 4 x 4, Nissan Caravan.
Tel. 225-8802, 629-5387.
1 LONG Base RZ minibus
music; mags, BHH 9793. Price -
$1 380 000. Contact 626-9780.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG series
automatic, fully powered. mags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 000
1- AE 100 Corolla, PHH
series. $1 175 000. Call 613-
8221, 222-2640 ask for Sheik.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
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.
1 NISSAN 812, good
condition, a!c. Contact Numbers:
610-9218. 231-9140.
1 RZ MINIBUS mags, music,
BGG. Good working condition -
$950 000. Call 218-4060.
1 Toyota Townace
excellent condition, 1 Hilux Surf
excellent condition. Call 627-
8989, 614-9711.
ONE Austin Maestro 500 car,
one Austin Maestro 500 one ton
van. 266-5013.
1 TOYOTA Carib Sprinter,
4WD without engine. Tel. 263-
5836, 647-1107.
TOYOTA Tacoma stick shift,
Single Cab lift kit, off road tyres
33 x 12.5 x 14. $2 million neg.
220-2449. 225-8527, 643-5182.
4, 44 000 KM. PRICE
NEGOTIABLE. 233-2415, 643-
arrived Toyota Carina AT 192 -
$1 750 000 neg.: AT 212.
Carmax Auto Sale. Tel. 662-
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
190E. sunroof $1 300 000;
BMW 528E fully equipped -
$850 000. Both in excellent
condition. Best offer. Tel. 225-

DATSUN Bluebird, selling
as scrap. Tel. 231-3265.
GIVEAWAY one Morris J2
van complete with all glass,
gear box, def, wheels. Call 621-
928 and make arrangements to
. P . ... ............ .. ..... .............. . .... .. .. ..
Series $ 1 150 000 neg., 1 AT
170 Corona, PGG Series, 45
engine $950 000 neg. Call 222-
2640, 613-8221.:........................
1 GT TURBO Starlet mags,
chrome rims, sun roof, music set
up, fully powered, AC. Tel. 270-
4250, 613-0285. Owner leaving
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone

U* HCOLN stretch limousine (while)
largest in country seats 12 person
excellent ondition.
lifmoln stretl limousine (Blacl) seats
7, needsgenerolwork sol osis.
linrii Town (Cr Uimosine (White)
seats 5, regular size, excellent
SBMW 325i Convertible, excellent
condition -S,.6M
Mercedese Benz 190E edoal edition
needs engine work.- S1
Ford Tow Truck (Wrteker needs
:]nr .l i ]ri .uli ii d 551)i0 00o

:, .I i ,' 1 t.h .i, ,ri *I .;y ,,!! i,, ,,..r! I, I,

All tuls hte sold formore information
contact Mr. Sngh Tel. 227-7677,
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel. 220-
4103, 616-0956.
TOYOTA Dyna truck, new
model, long 17 feet tray, AC, 15
B engine, new from Japan. 74
Sheriff St. 226-9109.
TOYOTA Long base Canter
truck, GGG series, in excellent
condition $1.3M neg. Call 276-
0313. 626-1141b Shahab.
1 RZ MINIBUS, Short Base.
Price $1 050 000. Late BGG
series, in excellent condition,
solid engine. Tel. 615-4323.
TOYOTA RZ. EFI. minibus,
late BHH. Mags, CD, AC. 1 AT
192 fully powered, both in
excellent condition. Tel. 265-
3566, 233-2939.
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3 doors.
good condition, CD/Tape player,
bubble tray. dual air ag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg, Tel. 220-
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue, PKK series. W/CD, AC, etc.
4 20" nickel mag rims. W/tyres
(Good year) W/6 ugs. Tel. 231-
0336, 625-3898.
1 AE 91 SPRINTER good
condition, mag rims. Tel. 622-
1185, 227-7063.
Scooters, 70cc crystal lamps,
etc. Tel. # 220-1574 or 624-
Turbo) rims, CD player, PGG
3311. First owner $1.1M.neg.
Call 62/-5474.
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905. 641-3821.:
PHH Series Toyota Hilux
Surf 4 x 4 5-door, AC. CD,
automatic, crash bar, etc. $2.4M.
Call Shahab 276-0313, 626-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition, needs
bodywork,tape deck, AC etc. Tel.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma;
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra. fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE AT 190 Corona auto,
fully loaded, mags. etc. One AE
100 Marino auto, fully
powered, etc. Tel. 270-4465,
1 GJJ Leyland Daf. double
axle truck with hyhab, dump. 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call 640-
cat eye, hardly used $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
5902 .

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immaculate condition,
$3.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 Toyota Celica Sports
Car, 2-door. automatic, fully
powered, a/c, mag rims, CD
player. Price $1.3M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona -
( full light) automatic, fully
powered, a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 AE 100 Sprinter (PHH
series), new shocks,
automatic, fully powered,
AC, mag rims. Price
$1.2M. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra -
manual, fully powered, AC,
(flip lights), immaculate
condition. Price $675 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-
door manual, 4 x 4, straight six,
left hand, immaculate condition.
Price $1.6M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA SV40 Camry
immaculate condition, fully
powered, PHH Series. $1.6M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player $1 4M
neg. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
AE 100 TOYOTA Ceres -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, private $1.1M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
Nissan B13 Sentra,
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Price
$650 000. Contact Rocky -
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (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-
TOYOTA Altezza/Lexus
1S200 fully loaded and race
tuned, Tiptronic (transmission),
17" rims, low mileage ($31M
neg.). Tel. 629-2404, 227-
0019. Ask for Seaton.
1 NISSAN Sunny pick up,
PEE Series. in excellent
condition. Can be inspected at
170 West Main St., Windsor
Forest, WCD. Phone 269-0253,
ONE ST 190 Corona motor
car fully loaded, late PJJ
series. Price $2.2M. One Nissan
Sentra, left hand driven, two-
door motor car. Price $400
000. Contact 623-3067.
.................. ..... .................---- I... ............ . . . .
x 4) PHH Series, automatic,
fully powered, a/c. mag rims,
crash bars, fog lamps. CD
player, alarm, sunroof, music
set, step bar, immaculate
condition, hardly used. $2.1.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.
FOR the best
reconditioned vehicles in stock
are IRZ minibus, EFI, new
model, cat eye, diesel; RZ, AT
192, 2004 Tacoma 4 x 4,
Tundra 4 x 4, AT 212, new
model. canter trucks. Credit
and Trade-in available at Paul
Camacho Auto Sales. 111
Croal St., Stabroek, (between
Albert & Oronoque Sts.). Tel.
225-0773 (0), 629-7070 .
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, AE 91
Sprinter and Corolla, AE 81
Corolla and Sprinter. All
vehicles are in excellent
condition. BUSES: RZ Long
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-

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CONTACT 225-5082.
ONE CRV 1999 model -
PHH series, low mileage, in
excellent condition. Price -
$2.8M negotiable. 231-2110
or 624-3007.
,1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry.
AE 91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288, 231-0555. All prices neg.
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EFI, mags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
$700,000. 1 Nissan FB 13 Stick
Gear $500,000. Call: 629-
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DEFENDER 110 has 200 TDI
engine, has warn 8000 LBS
winch. Safari Snorcle runs like
new. Call Bobby on 623-1003,
218-3899 or 218-1469.
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
Caina, 212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short base
minibus. 227-1845 Mon. -
Fri. 229-6253.
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
Tdyota Tundras. Tel. 225-
9700, 623-9972, 609-6600,
233-2336. 2
USED vehicles list your
vehicles now for fast sale and
right price. Toyota Tundra -$3
800 000, Toyota Tacoma $3
390 000, Toyota M Lux Extra
Cab $2 000 000, Nissan 4 x 4
- $1 350 000, Toyota RAV 4 -
$ 600 000 and $2 200 000,
Mitsubishi Lancer- $1600 000,
Mitsubishi Galant $2 200 000
Honda Civic $1 550 000, GX
9P Toyota Mark 11 $2 000
OO0 and $2 500 000, 212
Qarina $1 500 000 and $1
700 000, AT 192 Carina $1
250 000 and $1 400 000, AE
1,00 Corolla/Sprinter $1 150
Qo0, AT 170 Carina EFI $875
000AE 91 Corolla/Sprinter -
$650 000 and $775 000,
Nissan laurel $425 000, RZ
uses $1 000 000 to $1 700
00. 3Y buses $350 000 and
$425 000, Nissan Caravan -
50 000. All prices more neg.
Credit can be arranged.
Contact PAT's Auto Sales -
169 Lamaha and De Abreu
Streets. Tel. 231-3690/650-
;ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ 80. Automatic transmission
3F engine, 4 500 cc engine,
EFI, fully powered, windows,
door locks, self start, alarm, AM/
FM, stereo and CD player,
automatic Def lock for four-
wheel drive inside, leather
seats. high and low range
drive, 4 new Good Year tyres
and mag rims size (16) crash
bar, fog lamps, adjustable
steering wheel, roof rack, back
lights grilled, back toe bar, 5
doors, sun visor, power steering,
new 12v battery, back and front
wiper, air conditioner,
excellent, power mirrors, fully
security system from theft, 2
years 10 months old, PJJ series,
immaculate condition,
excellent interior and fuel
consumption, well kept, never
went in the Interior. Owner
mirating $8.6M. neg. 641-
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110.
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174, Toyota
Hilux Double Cab YN 107. LN
107. LN 165, 4 x 4 RZN 167,
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hifux
Surf- RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185. Mitsubishi Canter FE
638E. FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100.
Toyota Vista AZV 50. Honda
CRV R01. Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26. ACA 21, SXA 11,
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15,
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100. I r---
CK 2A T- -.,
D- .uyota Corona
, -emio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110,
Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer
SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-
Touriig Wagon AE 100.
Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda. Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973. 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

MARK 11 $1.9M, Turbo -
$1.4M & $750 000, 4 x 4 $2M.
Marino $1.1M, 212 $1.9M and
many more. Call for more
information 223-7219/644-


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L ot 10 10 Hadfied Street
behind Brickdam
Police Stadon

DRIVER/Porter with
Licence for lorry and van. Tel.
ONE 20-ft. shipping
container. Contact Tel. 231-
3080, 618-6137.
1609, 777-4126.
CALL: 227-3674/622-2442.
WORKSHOP requires
spindle turners, job work. Tel.
MATURE Dispatcher.
Contact Bassant's Taxi
Service. 227-8056.
Dispatchers and cars needed.
Call 225-4111, 225-4112.
DISPATCHER & Drivers to
work in Taxi Service. Tel. 225-
5075, 225-7364.
A HIRE car Driver to work
car around Georgetown at
Taxi Service 641-2284.
CARETAKER to live and
work on farm at Wakenaam. Tel.
ONE half day Domestic (to
work afternoon) and one
experienced Cook. Call 222-
LIVE-IN babysitter, 25 40
yrs. Preferably from country
area. Call 226-4756, 616-2593.
SALESBOYS and girls.
Apply at Household Plus, 131
Regent and Cummings Streets,
1 LIVE-IN domestic from
country area. Age 30 to 40 years
old. Tel. 223-0742.
COMPUTER tutors wanted,
(ECD). Call Mr. Singh 220-
8140, 220-2968. 629-2247.
Waitresses to work in bar.
Reasonably salary offered. (Can
live in). Call 259-0574.
Attendants at Esso, Mc Doom.
Apply in person with ID & NIS
WANTED Bargirls,
Waitresses and one Cook.
Apply at Doc's Pooi Bar, 315
Middle Street or call 616-9900.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
experience necessary. Age 40
yrs and over. Salary
negotiable. 622-9961, 231-

1 LIVE-IN Maid, 25 30
yrs., preferably from country
area to work in G/town. Tel.
226-9167, 625-0213.
knowledge of Hair pieces.
Contact Singh. Tel. # 616-0537.
Minimum 2 yrs. experience.
Tel. # 680-6904.
Preferably living on the lower,
EastUBank Demerara. Tel. # 616-
person or tel. # 220-7846.
MOnty's Restaurant & Bar, Last
Street, LBI, ECD.
: ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat apartment in Ogle, Industry,
Gbedverwagting Area. Call 615-
reliable taxi Drivers to work in
a popular service. Must have a
hire Car Licence. Excellent
salary. Call 226-0731.
1 CASHIER/1 Waiter/
Waitress, boys to work in kitchen.
Apply to Kamboat, 51 Sheriff
St. & 17 Public Rd., Vryheid's
Lust, ECD.
EXPERIENCED curry cooks,
counter servers. Apply in person
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
commerce St., G/town. 9-11 am.
Apply with application to Regent
Household Electronics. 143
Regent Road. 227-4402.
Apply with application to Regent
Household Electronics. 143
Regent Road. 227-4402.
:;COUNTER Attendants to
work in restaurant. Must have 3
CXCs 1 IV. Send application
to: German's Restaurant, 8 New
Ma ket -St., North
Cummingsburg, G/town.
'BARTENDER, Waitress and
a Hbndyman to work at Flat
Shop, Sheriff St., C/ville and
Barman for V/hoop (Demerara
Breeze). Call 225-0431, 227-
8576, 264-2263.
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FOUR (4) dogs (Doberman/
Gerrman Shepard) between 6
mths and 2 yrs. Price ranges
between $10 000 to $20 000.
Contact RK's Security Services,
125 Regent Road, Bourda.
WHOLE day Maid to work 4
days per wk. in down town
Georgetown: preferably not
dlder,than 35 yrs. Excellent
salary and conditions. Call 223-
1647. Serious enquiries only.
COMMERCIAL properties/
lands/business places/offices/
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyersltenants. TEL. 226-8148,
t6ols. Must have at least 5 years
experience. Apply in person to
Guyanp Variety Store & Nut
Centre. 68 Robb Street. Ask for
Jphnnyi or Cindy.
: WEALTHY co-producer of
feature films to be shot in
Guyana & US by USFilm
company. Must be US citizen or
resident. Must be able to make
substantial investment in films
productions. Also very attractive
females to appear in Guyana
scenes. Call 649-8464.
EXOTIC rentals is looking for
a mid-age experienced Driver to
drive the stretch limousine and
other vehicles. Should have at
least 10 years driving
experience of long vehicle.
Apply with reference to Guyana
Variety Store or P.O. Box #
ONE (1) Handvmin'
Gard ns-
G '.'.: t work in Atlantic
Gardens, ECD. Must know basic
gardening. lawn maintenance.
etc.' Contact Mr. Roshan Khan,
172 Charlotte & Light Streets,
Georgetown. Or after 5 pm, Lot
276 281 Atlantic Gardens,
Eas Coast Demerara.
Urgently needed Counter
Staff, Cashiers, Cleaners, Cook,
Security Guards (qualified and
know to do catering). Apply in
person to K&VC Hotel, 233
South Rd., .Lacytown. Telephone
225-0198. Police Clearance,
Application, 2 recent references.
SFoodHandler's Certificate



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Scots hand Italy

their first away win

SCOTLAND handed Italy
their first away win in the
Six Nations rugby with a
suicidal first Six; minutes at
Murrayfield. i
They gifted tries to Mauro
Bergamasco, Aridrea Scanavacca
and Kaine Robertson to trail
21-0. Tries from Rob Dewey
and captain Chris Paterson
helped the hosts.cut the gap to
24-17 after an hour.
But two penalties from
Andrea Scanavacca, who
kicked 17 points, and a late
try from scrum-half
Alessandro Troncon made
the game safe for Italy.
Scotland started to self-
destruct after just 18 seconds.
Fly-half Phil Godman tried
a hugely ambitious chip over
the on-rushing Italian defence
inside his own 22.
Mauro Bergamasco, back on
the Italian flank after injury,
charged it down and gathered the
bouncing ball to score.
A bad situation soon got a
whole lot worse for the Scots
as Chris Cusiter twice handed
gift-wrapped tries to the
-First his pop pass to
Dewey was intercepted by
Scanavacca, who scampered
over under the posts.
And the scrum-half then
compounded his error by
floating out a hugely
ambitious pass to Hugo

Apply in person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St. G/
town. 9 -11am.

Southwell which Robertson
pounced on before streaking
over for the third try.
Scanavacca was on target
with all three conversions and
the Azzurri led 21-0 with 74
minutes still to play.
Scotland managed to cut the
gap after 13 minutes when
Dewey scored a controversial
The inside centre, all 17st
41b of him, made the most of
a block from referee Donal
Courtenay and burst through
the Italian midfield defence
to score, after some
hesitation, with Paterson
Despite losing Simon
Taylor to the sin-bin Scotland
had much the better of territory
and possession, but some
powerful Italian defence and
impotent attacking combined to
keep them at bay.
Paterson spurned the
chance to kick several penalties
before finally slotting one on the
stroke of halftime to make it

24-10 at the break, Scanavacca
having landed an earlier effort
for the visitors.
Scotland redoubled their
efforts after the break but
looked,lightweight until they
switched an attack to the blind
side on the hour mark.
Paterson flew through a
yawning gap before out-pacing
the cover for a fine try and his
conversion trimmed the gap to
seven points with a quarter of
the match to go.
It looked as though
Scotland might save
themselves but the score
prompted the visitors to go on
the offensive.
The powerful Italian pack
earned the chance for Scanavacca
to slot two simple penalties.
Arid he was on target
againiwith the conversion
after ihe vOteran Troncon
burrowved his way over late
on as Italy claimed only their
fourtli win since joining the
Six Nations in 2000. (BBC

Pa a ang

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From back page

But the depth of the team
does not stop there, given that
the side also have midfielders
Sean Bishop, and Konata
Mannings (both of whom have
scored in the competition) to
complete their quartet of senior
national players.
Additionally there are the
central defenders, Dirk Ar-
cher and Solomon Austin,
along with custodian
Shemroy Arthur.
Conquerors' line-up can
combine youth and experience
to produce devastating results.
Spearheading their challenge is
Delon Williams and former na-

itional Under-17 player Vernon
iMills bolstered by midfielders
.Elroy Parks, who assumes the
playmaker role in tandem with
iSeonjHescott. Marshalling the
idefeAce are central defenders
Neville Stanton and Lester Pe-
ters, while Leon Bailey would
do duties between the up-
Collie Hercules, Kayode
McKinnon, Shevane
Seaforth and Kevin Beaton
form the core of Topp XX's
formidable lineup. Respond-
ing for the Kings will be
Pierre and Tichard Joseph,
Andrew Holder and Victor


t pressure

Please contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 r
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-23 I

GOING business place,
30ft x 35ft. 1-secured beautifully
tiled office 30ft x 25t. 1-3 bedroom
house-fully grilled in N/A.Call 333-
UPPER flat of two-storeyed
building for business purposes -
located in Coburg Street (next S
.!.t headquartersrs)' Call
Telephone # 618-6634

CIRCUT City Intemet Cafi and
Computer SIchool, Lot 2
D'Edward Village, W/C/B. All
Internet facilities, photocopying,
Scanning and Fax Services. Tel.
# 32753 or 625-7189.

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

GX 90 MARK 11 in good
condition. Contact # 339-4525 or
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
EFI), automatic fully
powered. 330 Bedfora
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never '$d. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-2345.

2-STOREY house with larae
land space, corner lot at
Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice.
Tel. 265-.3419,622-3879. _Andy.
1 3-STOREYED building
newly built in the heart of
New Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-2348.


on me...
'From back page
me," Gayadin said.
In addition to action in
Group Two B, today's meeting
is expected to see an exciting
battle between Group Three's
Andrew King and Mark Vieira.
King recently acquired a
spanking new Third Generation
Mazda RX7 which many be-
lieve will be able to hold off the
challenge on Vieira's Second
Generation Mazda. Earlier this
week King's mechanic Moses
'Bat' Mangroo declared thai the
lap record, held by Vieira, is in
Vieira, on the other hand.
claimed that his camp is relaxed
and welcomed King's recent ac-

Sixteen events are carded
for t-oday's- nieeting which
starts rt i0:00 h.


22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007

". -'i ..L.


in new CEI

(CMC) Bruce Aanensen is
hoping his 25 years experi-
ence in the banking sector
can help to enhance the per-
formance of the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB).
The WICB announced Fri-
day that the 59-year-old retired
banker would take up the vacant
position of chief executive of-
ficer from April 16.
"I am a retired banker which
brings a lot of discipline to it
(the post) and I think it is some-
thing that will help me,"
Aanensen told CMC Sports.
"I was in human resource
management for many years.
(I was) in operations manage-
ment, I ran banks for many
years in the Caribbean so I
think my background would
give me an opportunity to ad-
dress some of the issues they
have there.
"I'm not for one moment
thinking it is going to be an easy
challenge but it is something I
look forward to and hopefully
all of the constituents would be
part of us all trying to rebuild

bank ng on experience CWC 2007 organizers ready
nfor drug-testing challenge

J post

West Indies cricket and I just
look forward to the challenge."
Aanensen, a long-standing
vice-president of the Queen's
Park Cricket Club in Trinidad &
Tobago. will take up the post
made vacant since last April by
the resignation of Roger
He also comes to the po-
sition a month after Barba-
dian business executive
Roland Toppin turned down
the post for personal reasons.
Toppin had been expected
to take up the post from Feb-
ruary 1 but informed the WICB
in January he was stepping aside
for personal reasons.
"This is a challenge I saw -
cricket has always been my first
love and Ijust thought I would
give it a crack," said Aanensen.
"I don't have sufficient in-
formation to know how I would
be approaching it in the early
days but I'm sure I will have
that before I come on board on
the 16th of April.
"But it is certainly a chal-
lenge and something I would
relish in trying to bring West

Indies cricket back to where
we want to be."
The position has been a
controversial one in recent years
especially with Brathwaite hav-
ing been involved in several
highly-publicised contracts dis-
putes with West Indies Players
Association CEO, Dinanath
Aanensen said he was not
intimidated by the challenge,
however, of handling players'
issues with WIPA.
"I have 25 years experience
at the highest level in human re-
source management. I have dealt
with all sorts of people and
unions and all those things and
I don't see it as a major chal-
lenge," Aanensen said.
"I would have to sit down
with Dinanath Ramnarine
and come to some agreement.
We all want the same thing
for West Indies cricket and I
don't know that it should be
a confrontational matter,
rather than us working to-
gether to try and put cricket
where we all want it to be."
Aanensen, who served as
manager of the Trinidad & To-
bago team at the FIFA World
Cup in Germany last June, says

New WICB chief executive

his current challenge was a
greater one.
'This is a much greater chal-
lenge. The Soca Warriors man-
agement of the team and work-
ing as a team with people and
following coaches and that kind
of thing posed its own chal-
lenges but I didn't find it a ter-
ribly difficult role to play,"
Aanensen pointed out.
"It had its challenges but
I think this is a much bigger
challenge. That one probably
whetted my appetite to get
into something a little bigger.

....ast an aylo theanser t Wes.-Idies p~ays

By Simon Evans

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) -
West Indies' long search for
an opening bowler of genuine
pace and ability may have
been rewarded by the appear-
ance of 22-year-old Jerome
The lack of a world class
strike bowler has been the single
biggest factor behind the decline
of Caribbean cricket and, not for
the first time in the past decade,
the responsibility is falling on
young shoulders.
Taylor was given his first
call-up to the West Indies side

at the age of just 18 and with
little experience of first class
His opening season for Ja-
maica had produced plenty of
signals of his potential. But it
was a devastating performance
of eight for 59 in Jamaica's vic-
tory over Trinidad and Tobago
in the 2003 Carib Beer Series
which set tongues wagging.
He failed to take a wicket
in his Test debut against Sri
Lanka in June 2003, but the
way he handled the pressure
of his opening game im-
pressed skipper Brian Lara
who promised that Taylor's

talent would be handled with
A serious back injury in
late 2003 put the paceman's ca-
reer on hold and the West

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Edgar, Lorna, Laura, Sashee, Finola, Celeste and Hank.
Cousin of Saintelene and Nesbit Changu,. Harold and Dolly Parvatan, Claire and the late Clement
Parvatan, Howell and Lloyd Parvatan, Clement Hall, Ella Williams, the Bedicies. Tellos, Lieu-Ken-Pens, the
Ramsammys and others.
Son-in-law of Mrs Ena Singh
Brother-in-law of Everette, Zandra. Ingrid, Jeff Singh and others.
Friend of Jacket, Anand Persaud, Glen Lall. Tiwari, Ruby, John and Charlie Quail, Morris Robello and others.
The funeral of Oscar Parvatan will take place on Monday February 26, 2007.
The body will be at the Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Robb and
New Garden Streets, Bourda, from 2 pm. Funeral service will be
held at 2.45 pm, thence to Le Repentir Cemetery for interment.

Indies' selectors resisted the
temptation to rush him back un-
til he had proved himself again
in domestic competition.
He returned to the West
Indies' side during the tour of
New Zealand in 2006 and in the
following home series against
India he recorded his first five-
wicket haul coming in front of
his home fans at Kingston.
He again caught the eye
with his late hat-trick in a 4-49
performance against Australia in
the Champions Trophy in Oc-
Quick and with the abil-
ity to move the ball both ways
off the seam, the World Cup
will go a long way to deter-
mining whether he is the man
who can finally end the West
Indies' desperate search for a


positive amid

PAKISTAN captain Inzamam-ul-Haq says he is "not think-
ing negatively" as doubts about Shoaib Akhtar and
Mohammad Asif's involvement in the World Cup remain.
The premier pace pair have not yet taken a drugs test -
which the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) says they must pass
before flying to the Caribbean.
Shoaib (knee and hamstring) and Asif (elbow) are also nurs-
ing injunes.
Inzamam said: "I hope they overcome their injuries and that
reports of their tests also come in our favour."
Shahid Afridi and the skipper himself are both await-
ing the results of their own
drugs tests.
All 11 results of the 15-
man squad that have been re-
turned have come back nega-
tive, Afridi and Inzamam's
being conducted at a later
Shoaib and Asif had dop-
ing bans controversially lifted
in December and face life bans
if they test positive again.
They have until the end
of February to submit them-
MOHAMMAD ASIF selves for a further test. Some
experts have warned they
could still have banned substances in their system.
The two fast bowlers produced positive tests for
nandrolone in September, but their bans were lifted on
anneal when it was accepted they had taken the drug un-
The World Anti-Doping Agency is in turn nesting that
appeal result in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Inzamam said Australia were still the team to beat in the
Caribbean despite their recent slump in form.
"Australia may have lost a few matches but for me they
still are the World Cup favourites," he told reporters after a
training session in Lahore.
"They have been winning for the last 10 years or so
and they are a very consistent side. but their- recent de-
feats have given more chances to other teams." (BBC


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) Cricket World Cup
2007 organizers are ready to handle the pressure of drug-
testing when the event comes to the West Indies in a few
Speaking Friday, Barbados' Attorney-General Dale Marshall
said that the government's forensic laboratory would serve as a
satellite office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),
i ho di be responsible ur conducting tests.
SThe :iccred tLjiin process for our forensics lab is just about
;,niple'ie Nl:r.hall iild reporters.
"T'he nneinl propl;jl was that we would have full accredi-
-;:l.n ja a W\DA Dlb ab., that we could do testing not just for
the Cncket W,-rld Cup but al-o for otherr international events
"There ere some challenges along the way so me had
to move back from that position soniewhat to the point
where the mission was to establish our forensics lab as a
satellite facility.
We hate partnered sa ith the of London and
ihe\ hate an excellent laboratory. which is, erN hJghlI rerjarded
inteniatd,.nall and \ e hate therefore pa.sedJ all their cnien. .*,
our facility could be accredited as a satellte laboratory
Marshall said the framework had already been put in
place and officials from London would be in the Caribbean
during the world d Cup to offer advice and assistance where
He noted that rih- testing %,ould be handled in the
Bndgeiov. n labora:on, using the IJcilimes and re-
-ources j\ lailble in the Caribheari
"The riet-ng ouild na j erisc be teini'n bh the UK labdra-
rer, being done in Bjrbado- Thi for us is ,tilli a iiton It
hia.- alo'Ated 'cur pe,.ple here to' reic-nve an ad;. :aned ledl uftrain-
ing, %hich ill be to th,-ir bhnefitl Mlarshall pirited out.
"*'e are on the road to achieving status as a full WADA
laboratory and the standards that we hate reached are sal-
isfactort for mhat %e are required to do to host the Cricket
\World Cup."

SUNDAY CHROMIELE February 25, 2007

Watch out for the

men- Sangal
KUMAR Sangakkara, Sri a fact that goes unnoticed dur
Lanka's vice-captain and ing his whirlwind knocks. "Th
wicketkeeper, expects the big final result it looks as if he i
names playing their last a natural cricketer but he is th
World Cup to leave their guy who has worked im
mark on the tournament in mensely on his technique to
the West Indies. Sangakkara have that little base which let
picked out Sanath Jayasuriya, him exploit and he will be really
Sachin Tendulkar and Brian focused to make sure that h
Lara as three to watch out for goes out in a blaze of glory.
during the tournament, start- "Sanath doesn't want to b
ing on March 13. in the shadow of any other bats
"I think people who are men in the world. To do that h
coming to the end of their ca- has got to come out, improve an
reers are going to be the most do the hard work. He is wilin
dangerous players in this World to do the hard work and at 3
Cup," he said during a he is one of the fittest in th
programme jointly produced by team. He is bowling, fielding we
Cricinfo and Times Now, an In- and he is batting longer. Forty
dian television channel. Having five runs from Sanath make u
observed his career for close to win 75% of matches and that'
a decade, Sangakkara revealed why we look forward to Sanat
Jayasuriya's attention to detail, giving us a start. Now we knox

It is hard to believe five years have passed and
memories of you still linger in our minds
There is comfort in rememberin the ood times we had,
your thoughtfulness, warmth andunselfishness
made us determined and strong.
You touched so may lives with your internal qualities and
sense of humour
We love you mom and will always remember the good
times we spent together.

Sadly missed by your children, grandchildren, brothers,
sisters, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews,
_I other relatives and friends.
May the lord grant her soul eternal rest.
, ) /< .. .-----------------------. i,

DORIA: In loving -
memory of our s
beloved daughter,
I niece and cousin
departed this life on .
February 13, 2002. .- '

It has been five years since you
left earth
And you are always being
remembered for
The things you used to do and say
Some may think you are forgotten
As on earth you are no more
But in our hearts you are always
with us
As you were before
You are gone, but long
Sadly missed by your loving mother,
aunt, other relatives and friends.


- that if he gets that start he go
e on to make that big score."
s He also mentioned two ott
e batsmen in the twilight of thl
- careers, who've both been
o garded as the best of their ge


eration. "Sachin Tendulkar. I can
see him playing more cricket but
1 don't know till when," he said.
"It's up to the individual player
to decide when you retire. But

f WO
... .ir

if you miss that window of op-
portunity to walk out when you
are on top can be disappointing
in the long run. Sachin has been
a fantastic player over the years,
a great batsman and an example
to watch. He is going to be that

much more focused to leave a
"Brian Lara is another
one at home probably his
last World Cup. I think people
who are coming to the end of
their careers are going to be



The family of the late
wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude and
appreciation to everyone for their support and
kind words of encouragement in the time of their

Special thanks to the Drs. & Nurses, PHGC, Mr.
Robert Corbin & members of the PNCR-1G, all
others who have given
special support to the family.

Our Deepest Appreciation

prayers comforted us in more ways than you can

Special thanks to members of the Arya Samaj
Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, and the Scouting
"Givi' us that inner strength, Lord that we may'
ni,'ie'Lr were fiomn the path of our duty, andt we
n. mity serve others, thus making our lives
A purposeful. "

, TENPOW, born in Guyana

on August 18, 1918 of ,.
Richmond Hill, Ontario,
Canada died peacefully
after a brief illness on
February 2, 2007.

She was the wife of the late IVAN HO TENPOW.

The mother of Errol and Brian Tenpow of
Guyana, Elson Tenpow of Texas, Janice Chin of
Barbados, Barbara Fisher of Canada and the
late Claudette Ng-See-Quan of Guyana.

Grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 11.

The cremation of the late ELAINE AGNES HO
TENPOW took place in Canada on Monday,
February 5, 2007, followed by a Church Service
on February 7, 2007.

t 'i" May er soul be at peace.
e, 5 4 M- 111-(5~


In loving memory of the late
who departed this life on
February 26, 2002.


In loving memory of NAZIR KHAN
(12 September 1957 27 February 2006).

Always loved.
i. Always remembered
Forever part
of our lives

Inserted by his mother-in-law
Sumintra, wife Suzie, children Judy,
Aminta, Athony and Nicholas. Grand
daughter Marlee and all of his other
S in-laws, family, workmates of
Precision and other friends.

Peaceful slumber wished for him.

rfpam10 1 |

The family of the late
Ishwarie Ramkhelawan
who departed this life on
January 30, 2007 expresses
heartfelt appreciation to all
those who supported them
during their time of
bereavement. Your
presence, kind gestures and

The children and relatives of the .
HAZEL who died on Thursday, ....A
February 8, 2007, would like to 1.
express heartfelt thanks and .,
appreciation to the many _, -.
neighbours and friends and all' .

those who attended the funeral, sent cards and
wreaths, made telephone calls and communicated by
other means.
Special thanks are extended to:
Michael Waithe and the staff of Dynamic
Graphics, The Rambarran Family and staff of
D.T.V.; Members of All Saints Mothers' Union
Father George R. Spencer of All Saints Anglican
Church, NewAmsterdam.

Your prayers, acts of kindness and words of comfort
during our recent bereavement have been deeply

I inserted by her children, grandchildren, great
grandchildren and other relatives.


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the most dangerous players
in this World Cup. Because
they will be just that bit hun-
grier to leave that little
legacy, that little mark, that
personal touch like that was
my World Cup." (Cricinfo).

; . , -
[, .."

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007


Manchester United seal

late victory at Fulham

LONDON. England (Reuters)
- A last-gasp goal by Cristiano
Ronaldo earned Manchester
United a 2-1 smash-and-grab
victory at Fulham in the Pre-
mier League yesterday.
Leaders United took their
points tally to 69 from 28
games, nine ahead of second-
placed Chelsea who take on Ar-
senal in the League Cup final in
Cardiff today.
Liverpool, third on 53
points, destroyed Sheffield
United 4-0 while Charlton
Athletic swept past relegation
rivals West Ham United 4-0
and Middlesbrough beat Read-
ing 2-1.

Bottom club Watford host
Everton in the late kickoff.
Fulham were on top from
the start at Craven Cottage and
took a 17th-minute lead when
Brian McBride pounced to score
his ninth league goal of the sea-
son after a mix-up between
United central defender
Nemanja Vidic and goalkeeper
Edwin van der Sar.
The visitors equalised 12
minutes later when Ryan
Giggs volleyed his third goal
in four matches following a
far-post cross from Wayne
But it was Fulham who
looked by far the more

threatening side until
Ponaldo's 88th-minute goal,
the Portugal winger beating
two men on the left before
cutting in and delivering a
right-foot shot that deflected
past keeper Jan Lastuvka.
United manager Alex
Ferguson showed his relief at
the final whistle, jumping for
joy on the touchline and hugging
his backroom staff.
Asked if it had been a
smash-and-grab win,
Ferguson replied: "To put it
mildly ... Fulham will feel
very aggrieved at not winning
the match.
"I thought it was a very sig-

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nificant result for us. I must say
it was the most difficult match
we've had all season," the Scot
told Sky television.

Fulham piled on the pres-
sure in the second half only to

be kept at bay by their former
keeper van der Sar.
The Dutch international
went full length to palm away
a ferocious volley by Simon
Davies before Tomasz
Radzinski headed against the
crossbar from three metres af-
ter a right-wing cross from
Michael Brown.
van der Sar denied
Davies again when the
former Everton winger was
clean through in the 64th
minute and also did well to
keep out a stinging drive from
McBride after another flow-
ing Fulham move five min-
utes later.
"It was an uphill fight after
Fulham's early goal and we just
have to thank the two
goalscorers for getting us out of
a hole," added Ferguson.
"van der Sar's performance
in the second half was one of
the main reasons we won the
Former England striker
Robbie Fowler converted two
penalties before second-half goals
from Sami Hyypia and Steven
Gerrard completed Liverpool's
rout of Sheffield United.
Rafa Benitez's team also
broke a top-flight club record
of eight successive clean
sheets at Anfield.
Charlton manager Alan
Pardew, sacked by West Ham
earlier in the season, watched his
new team cruise to victory over
his former club at the Valley.
England striker Darren Bent
marked his first start since in-
juring his knee in December by
netting for the hosts. Jerome
Thomas (2) and Darren
Ambrose were also on target
against West Ham, who are
managed by former Charlton
boss Alan Curbishley.
The win was not enough to
lift Charlton, who have 23
points, out of the relegation
zone. West Ham swap places
with their London rivals, slip-
ping to second bottom on 20
Strike partners Mark
Viduka and Yakubu
Aiyegbeni led Middlesbrough
to victory over Reading, who
were beaten for the first time
in 2007 despite a late goal
fromp, Jlqh.ster,

Leonora, Cornelia

Ida to represent

West Dem. In Sheriff

Jewellery quarters
LEONORA Youth Sports Club and Cornelia Ida Cricket
Club will represent West Coast Demerara in the national
quarter-finals, while the East Bank and East Coast
Demerara preliminary matches are set for completion
next weekend in the Sheriff Jewellery Twenty20 cricket
tournament organised by the Muslim Youth League.
Leonora Youth Sport Club I'LYSCI advanced to the over-
all quanerfinal with a convincing eight-wi\cket win over Gas
XI in their Wet Demerara zone figure
Gas XI were sent in to bat and struggled on their way to
scoring 123 all out \ith the final ball of the innngs, with An-
th':'n\ fill being the plp scorer u ih 29 that included iwo s:,es
uihile JoeS Sh\lgobin made 25 with 3 fours
Bowling for LYSC. Abadi Hussam bagged three wickets
for 25 runs off four o\ers 3-25 and Hemant Kowlessar look
In reply LYSC made 124 for two off 16.1 overs, thanks
to an unbeaten knock of 38 by Prem Persaud that included
four nu-rht. sixes
Bowling for Gas XI was Andrew Wiliams with 2-14.
Cornelia Ida Cricket Club advanced last weekend fol-
lowing victory over McGil Sports Club in their final pre-
liminar match.
Play in the East Bank Demerara zone continued ,ester-
da% with tuo matches. while on Friday, two matches were
also played.
The overall quarter-finals Hill be played in two weeks


Rampant Irish

crush sorry England

IRELAND got their Six Na-
tions rugby campaign back on
track by demolishing En-
gland in their first meeting at
Croke Park.
Three Ronan O'Gara penal-
ties edged the hosts into a 9-3
lead before tries from Girvan
Dempsey and David Wallace
gave them a 23-3 lead at the
break. A try from debutant
David Strettle helped England
cut the gap to 26-13 early in the
second half. But Shane Horgan
and Isaac Boss added further
tries as Ireland claimed their
record win over England.
There had been an emo-
tional build-up to the match at
Croke Park, home of the Gaelic
Athletic Association, and it was
more than matched by a pulsat-
ing encounter.
England took a second-
minute lead through a Jonny
Wilkinson penalty but the


hosts were soon back on
terms when O'Gara replied
in kind.
The opening quarter of the
match was fairly even but as
the half wore on the Irish
started to gain the upper hand
and two further O'Gara penal-
ties saw them lead 9-3 after 26
mi** .* hi' .t.IOi~ m< ,/ .-. !)..'L ,(*.,

With the rain bucketing
down once more Ireland's pack
began to exert their influence at
the line-out and just before the
30-minute mark came a crucial
England just managed to
halt the rampaging Simon
SEasterby but Danny Grewcock
cynically went offside at the
ruck and was yellow-carded.
With England down to 14
men Ireland went for the kill, kick-
ing the penalty into the corer,
and it paid off as they scored the
opening try of the match.
England managed to repel
the initial driving maul but
the Irish, after some dither-
ing and a poor pass from
Stringer, spun the ball down
the line.
Fine passes from Gordor
D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscol]
rescued the move and they sent
Dempsey over, with O'Gara
adding the extras.
Horgan and Paul O'Connell
then both went close, witl
Mathew Tait making a fine
tackle to deny the former, be-
fore Ireland stretched well cleai
when Wallace burrowed over af-
ter 38 minutes.
O'Gara made no mistake
with the conversion to give Ire-
land a 23-3 lead at half-time.
O'Gara stretched the leach
further with a penalty soon af-
ter the re-start but the visitors
hit back almost immediately
when the debutant Strettle
skated over in the corer aftei
England whipped the ball down
the line.
Wilkinson converted from
the touchline and although he
fell short when he tried his luck
with a penalty from halfway, he
made no mistake from closer in
soon after.
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By Simon Evans

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) West Indies need to reverse a
decade of decline if they are to repeat their triumphs at
the first two World Cups and
become the first full hosts to
win the tournament.
The batting is experienced,
with captain Brian Lara and
openers Chris Gayle and
Shivnarine Chanderpaul all
proven run-scorers.
But with the ball, Lara has
to hope that 22-year-old
paceman Jerome Taylor and 23-
year-old all-rounder Dwayne
Bravo can turn their undoubted
talent and potential into consis-
tent match-winning displays.
The decision not to pick a
specialist spin bowler and rely
on batsmen Gayle and CAN Dwayne Smith finally
Marlon Samuels as slow- produce regular big
bowling alternatives to the knocks?

specialist pace bowler and back-up medium-pacers is a
Although Lara has left-arm wrist-spinner Dave Mohammed

as a reserve he has to hope that
his pacemen deliver, otherwise
the attack risks being one-di-
Form over the past two
years suggests that the West
Indies have the ability to beat
anyone in the one-day game but
are also capable of pressing the
self-destruct button and slump-
ing to embarrassing defeat.
After all, this is a team
which was bowled out for 80
in a nine-wicket defeat to Sri
Lanka in the ICC Champions
Trophy in October but then
four days later produced a su-
perb victory over World Cup
favourites Australia.
Inconsistency runs through-
out the side and while there is

WILL Ramnaresh Sarwan
recover from his injury
and hit form in time?

no doubt about the potential of the young players available to
Lara there are a number of question marks over his squad.
On the batting front, among the questions are: Will
Ramnaresh Sarwan recover from his injury problems and hit
form in time? Can Dwayne Smith, who has an ODI average of
just 15.58, finally produce regular big knocks? Will Devon Smith
at last get a one-day fifty and kick-start his international ca-
reer? Are inexperienced youngsters Kieron Pollard and Lendl
Simmons really ready for the challenge of World Cup cricket?
While West Indies look to have a solid and reliable ros-
ter of medium and medium-quick bowlers, the biggest con-
cern is whether their pace bowlers have the ability to rattle
through the upper order of top sides.
There is much excitement surrounding Taylor and this tour-
nament could determine whether, having put his serious back
injury behind him, he really is the answer to the region's long
and, so far, fruitless search for a new world class pace bowler.
Finally and importantly can wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin
rediscover his form behind and in front of the stumps?
With a passionate, but frustrated, home support behind
them and wickets that, in theory at least, should be famil-
iar, there is much going the West Indies way but it remains
to be seen if enough of Lara's team can give positive an-
swers to the questions that still dog them. I


Tests show bits of loose bone

floating about ...

Lee may require

surgery after being

ruled out of World Cup

BRETT Lee, the injured Aus-
tralian fast bowler, may un-
dergo surgery in a fortnight
to repair ankle tendons so
severely torn they sheered off
part of the bone to which they
were attached. Ruled out of
the World Cup with the
ankle injury, Lee saw an or-
thopaedic surgeon yesterday,
but as he told The Australian:
"The surgeon hasn't ruled
out an operation after tests
showed there were also bits of
loose bone floating about".
Lee, 30, failed medical tests -
including the simple task of stand-
ing on his toes on damaged ankle
ligaments and was replaced in
Australia's World Cup squad by
Stuart Clark. "I couldn't undergo
those exercises; there was too much
pain there. There was absolutely no
chance of me playing in the World
I "The specialist asked me to
go up on my tippy-toes and try
and get my weight bearing on
my left ankle .... I just couldn't
do it. And with me being a fast
bowler, landing on my left foot
and putting so much pressure
through my left ankle ... to try
and rush that and almost put
(my recovery) into a four-week
period, it just wasn't going to


Lee turned his ankle while
performing a routine fielding
drill before the first Chappell-
Hadlee Trophy match against
New Zealand last week. Lee,
who has 267 wickets from 150
one-day internationals 22 of
them taken during the 2003
World Cup in South Africa -
will not be able to resume bowl-
ing for two to.three months.
"Now it's a matter of letting
the ankle settle down and give
it a chance to heal. There's a
possibility too that in two or
three weeks' time there might be
some surgery to clear out some
old bone (chips) floating around
the ankle. Get it cleared up and
be back for next summer."
Others on Australia's disabled
list include Andrew Symonds and
Matthew Hayden. Symonds had
surgery on his right shoulder and
told his team-mates he is "feeling
great", but he and Matthew
Hayden, who fractured his toe dur-
ing his unbeaten 181 against New
Zealand last week, could miss the
early pool games but are expected
to be ready for the latter stages.
Terry Alderman, the former
Australian fast bowler, feels
Symonds may never return to
100% fitness after injuring his
right biceps. "My worry with
Symonds is not just for this
tournament but also the rest of
his career," Alderman told BBC
Sport. "It's a major surgery that
he's had and a major injury that
he suffered."
Alderman's concern was
that the repair on Symonds'
ruptured tendons could affect
his role as a fielder: "We know
what happened to (formerAus-
tralian fast bowler) Jeff
Thomson all those years ago
when he collided with Allan
Turner. He was never the same
bowler. And I've got a feeling
the injury might take the edge
off Andrew Symonds' fielding.

Mr Cricket looms as Australia's trump card

By Julian Linden

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Ricky Ponting may be the
captain and Glenn McGrath
may be the oldest player but
the real heartbeat of
Australia's one-day team lies
within Mike Hussey.
The man known as Mr
Cricket has become the new
saviour of Australia's one-day
team, replacing Michael Bevan
as the playerthey turn to when-
ever they are in crisis.
Like Bevan, Hussey is at his
best when the pressure is really
on, batting with the tail chasing
a target that seems out of reach.
But while others panic,
Hussey stays calm, always
discovering new ways to keep
the scoreboard ticking along,

whether it is smashing the
ball over the fence or thread-
ing it through the narrowest
of gaps in the field to scam-
per through for a single.
Hussey is a quiet achiever
but his achievements have not
gone unnoticed. The 31-year-
old was named by the Inter-
national Cricket Council last
year as the world's best one-
day player and he is currently
the top batsman.
From 61 one-day
internationals, he has piled on 1
739 runs at an average of 66.88
and a strike rate of 91.33 and
also captained his country four
times in the absence of Ponting
and his deputy Adam Gilchrist.
Yet the most extraordi-
nary thing about Hussey is
not what he has achieved in

international cricket, but why
it took so long for him to get
The left-hander was not se-

elected for Australia's one day
team until he was 28 and had
scored more than 15 000 first-

class runs before he finally made
his Test debut when Justin
Langer broke a rib.
It is little surprise that he
has been so quick to make up
for lost time. He set a record
for the fastest player to chalk
up 1 000 Test runs when he
reached the milestone 166
days from his debut.
Bevan played a key role in
Australia's wins at the last two
World Cups and Ponting says
Hussey could be the player to
give his team the edge this time.
"He has certainly stepped
into the Michael Bevan role,"
Pointing said. "He has man-
aged to win us a lot of games
off his own bat, whether it be
Test matches, making hun-
dreds batting with the tail or
controlling one-day games."

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007

Harris bowls Malteenoes to

Busta victory over Lusignan

By Ravendra Madholall

FAST bowler Jeremiah Har-
ris produced a superb bowl-
ing performance snaring six
wickets for Malteenoes
Sports Club (MSC) against
Lusignan Sports Club (LSC),
who sank to an ignominious
seven-wicket defeat in the
national Busta 40-over final
yesterday at the Georgetown
Cricket Club ground,
Harris, a former national
Under-19 player. conceded 36
runs from the allotment of eight
overs after MSC won the toss
and without any hesitation in-
serted LSC to take first strike
on a surface that contained some
moisture, skittling them out for
a meagre 106 in 33.5 overs. In
reply Malteenoes coasted to
107 for three in 27.1 overs.
The match began at 10:30 h
due to early morning showers.
which left the outfield a little bit
damp. Many would have felt
that the condition of the pitch
seemed not ready to start at that
time. The two ruling umpires
Joseph Jeffrey and Hortence
Isaacs decided finally that the
contest must begin.
The red cherry, as was
clearly evident, bounced un-
certainly on the LSC bats-
men leaving LSC in a peril-
ous position at 20 for five in
the fifth over with man-of-
the-match Harris, using the
pitch effectively and taking
four of them.
He first accounted for
Somnanth Bharat who punched
a catch to Shaw Thompson at
short-extra cover without scor-
ing while Vishnu Ramjeet
spooned a catch to Imran
Hassan at gully for two at ten
for two.
Lusignan's most premier
batsman Krishna Deosaran
never suggested stability and
was quickly undone by the en-
ergetic Harris after he ballooned
a simple catch to Clive Andries

. In


Malteenoes Sports Club skipper Aaron Frazer, left, receives the winning trophy from
Busta representative Shameeza Yadram after his team beat Lusignan Sports Club by
seven wickets yesterday at Bourda.
at gLily while the experienced of respectability. National Under-19 open-
and skipper Narvan Singh. de- But Harris retuned for ing batsman, inexplicably
spite exercising cautions, was his second spell and immedi- batting at number three and
leg-before to the steady Harris ately had Sattur via lbw for who has been in fine form,
for nought. 20 (2x4) from 55 deliveries hit a solitary four before he
When opener Sidharth while Surajpaul Deosaran popped an easy catch to off-
Anandjit nipped a regulation could not find an ally as the spinner Vishnu Ramjeet for
catch to Shemroy Barrington last four wickets fell for a 14 to leave his team at 52 for
at second slip off Howard mere 26 runs. two in the 14th overs.
Chance (1-13) who provided Azam Haniff was run-out for The 50 came up in the 13th
excellent support to Harris at six while Jason Craig who smashed over before another Guyana Un-
the other end, for nine, a two massive sixes, one that landed der-19 all-rounder, Narayan,
swift capitulation seemed in- on the commentary box located on played watchfully to be un-
evitable. the southern side of the ground, beaten on 21 which included
But a middle-order resis- made 12. Teenager Rajendra three fours, one to long-off, to
tance between Hardeo Sattur Naikbarran (1) and Surajpaul formalise the victory. Shawn
and Surajpaul Deosaran of 60 Deosaran fell in quick succession Holder was the other batsman
for the sixth-wicket which was before the side's hundred came up left unbeaten on one.
insignificant prolonged MSC's in the 32nd over. Assisting the suc- There was one wicket apiece
complete demolition. cessful Harris was leg-spinner Th- for Singh, Ramjeet and Krishna
Deosaran, with a workman- ompson with two for 31 from 6.1 Deosaran, who was belatedly intro-
like 34 batted meticulously ini- overs. duced into the attack. He had MSC
tially, faced 90 balls while he oc- In brilliant sunshine on a top scorer Hassan offering a catch
cupied the crease for 110 minutes relatively slow outfield, MSC to Singh at short mid-wicket for 38,
and saw his team's 50 come up in began their reply nicely with (3x4, 64 balls).
the 19th over. Sattur and Surajpaul wicketkeeper/batsman Delroy The winning team re-
Deosaran tried desperately to Jacobs and Hassan posting 33 ceived a trophy and $50 000
force a more major reckoning and foi the first wicket in six overs while the losers collected $25
put up a great tussle to subse- before the former was adjudged 000 and a trophy. Harris re-
quently give the score some sort leg-before for 13. ceived only a trophy.

Lennox Lewis planning

LONDON. England iReutersi Former sorld heas)seighl
champion Lennox Lewis is considering making a comeback
at the age of 41, according to a newspaper report.
"Lennoi has been discussing the prospect of a :ne-ul'f.
worldl d nille rematch \ith Vital,
Klitschko.'" American pro-
moter Bob Arum told the
Datll Mail vesterda,,. .. -
ba I am told Lennox is a
back in the gym. This is an ltrih.< t
enormous fight in the mak- .
Lewis rertred three ears
ago. His last fight Las a tn -n
over Klhlschko in June 2003 I
when the Ukrainian ua
stopped after six rounds be- LENNOX LEWIS
cause of severe cut.
The Briton became onl\ the third man after American'
Gene Tunney and Rock. l arciano to retire while slill
worldd champion.
Klitschko announced last month that he was planning
his own comeback.
'I .m reumrnin to cit rm', \BC championship biak," aid

"In Nu embei 2I00t. jue to a .enrous ikjee injiun, I reiredd
withoutt having lost the WBC bell in the ring '
Klitschko's brother Vladimir is scheduled to defend his
IBF and IBO heavyweight titles against American Ray Aus-
tin in Germany on March 10.

Phillip charged

his wife
(CMC) The former Lee-
ward Islands cricketer
Warrington Phillip has been
arrested and charged with
murdering his wife.
The 27-year-old Shermelle
Phillip died from stab wounds
last Friday evening after an at-
tack in her car.
Warrington and Shermelle
Phillip had been married for ap-
proximately five years, but had
not been living together in: re-
cent months.
An autopsy report on
Shermelle Phillip's death this
week revealed that she died of
shock and haemorrhage, result-
ing from stab wounds to the
The autopsy report was
released to the media Tuesday,
following a post mortem per-
formed by Barbadian patholo-
gist ,). Stcpihc Joulies.
A medical source told
CMC Sport, it is likely that
repeated stabbings in the
side of the neck may have
ruptured the jugular vein,

with murdering

resulting in Phillip's death.
Phillip was found dead in her
car last Friday evening with her
throat and wrists slashed, after a
neighbour noticed her car in a sta-
tionary position for a prolonged
period with hazard lights blinking.
Warrington Phillip was late
Friday evening taken in for
questioning by Nevis police.
The 38-year-old Warrington
Phillip has been a key left-arm
spinner for Nevis for several
years and also represented the
Leeward Islands.
He !navcd in last year's
Stanford Twenty20 tournament
and helped Nevis through to the
semi-finals where they were
beaten by Trinidad and Tobago.
It was Nevis' first murder
for 2007.

Hanif and Amrit shine

for West Demerara

II. i w

Runs feast: West Demerara skipper Ryan Boodhoo (left)
receives the winning trophy from a representative of
Golyn and Sons of Stabroek Market.
ZAHEER Hanif and Amrit hit 102 and 98 respectively for
West Demerara against a Banks DIH team in a feature
25-over softball match played last Tuesday night at the
Thirst Park ground in the Golyn and Sons-sponsored flood-
light game.
Banks DIH team, who were sponsored by Banks Misty
Water and Energy Plus, won the toss and invited the West
Demerara team, who are preparing for the New Amsterdam
Business Inter-county softball cricket competition, to take first
strike. They hit a massive 433 for three from their allotted 25
The home team in reply were never up for the task and
were all out for 160 in the final over.
Hanif iniruck 12 Ii:.e in hi- l' before he retired hun v.hile
jiraim .a Denierair Inter-c,,unrt, ,,.lhjll player hammered tern
I'c ini his '_ The tiher barij Azad Azeez clobbered li'e sihes in his 56 while skip-
per R)an Boodlhoo lashed six sixes in an entertaining 56.
uhile Safraz Karim hit 56 uilb seen sises and Seenauth
Bissessar two fours and an unbeaten 43 14x6. 34)..
veterann O(is George v.js the pick of the bowlers for Banks
DiH v ith i\o for -15 from his allotted five overs.
\\hen Banks DIH team baited no batsman really put
up a right. Krishnadial Persaud picked up two for ten from
his I'ie o~ers while be received support from Ganesh
Rambharose who snatched two foi 20 in his five-oser spell
and Tolo Dudnarine two for 15 from his five overs.
Demerara Inter-countl player Timur Mohamed grabbed
tIo for eight, howling for the \est Demerara team.

Gilchrist Cup boost

for Australia
... to be available for entire World Cup

VICE-captain Adam Gilchrist will be available for
Australia's entire World Cup campaign following the birth
of his third child, Archie, yesterday.
He missed the recent Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series de-
feat to New Zealand, to be with his wife, Melinda.
But he is now expected to arrive before his team's first
warm-up game against Zimbabwe in St Vincent on March 6.
Gilchrist said: "Melinda and Archie are fit and well and our
thanks go to all the staff at the hospital."
Australia's second warm-
up match is against England
on March 9, the Friday be-
fore they kick off their World
Cup campaign proper
against Scotland in St Kitts
on March 14.
The absence of Gilchrist,
who opens the batting in one-
day internationals and has
scored 8 585 runs with 14 cen-
turies, would certainly have .
hampered Australia's prepara- .
Initially it was thought he ADAM GILCHRIST
may not be available until the
third, and most important group game against South Africa on
March 24.
The situation prompted the selectors to pick a reserve
wicketkeeper, Brad Haddin.
But Cricket Australia said in a statement: "Adam will
be available for selection for the entire 2007 ICC Cricket
World Cup."
It is the first shred of good news for Australia in weeks.
The team faces an injury crisis with Brett Lee out and two play-
ers Andrew Symonds and Matthe Hayden battling for fit- Results havc also gone againii, tic, with six defeats in
seven games.
Before their whitewash by the Kiwis, they lost the
Commonwealth Bank Series finals on home soil to England.
Gilchrist and captain Ricky Ponting were rested for the
matches in New Zealand. (BBC Sport)



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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 25, 2007 27

Rampaul's late burst puts T&T in control

(CMC) A late three-wicket
burst by fast bowler Ravi
Rampaul put Trinidad and
Tobago in the ascendancy to
clinch the Carib Beer Chal-
lenge final over Barbados af-
ter an eventful third day at
Guaracara Park yesterday.
After a day in which 14
wickets fell, Barbados, set 275
to6win, wobbled to the close on
118 for five after a promising
With Trinidad and Tobago
under pressure after a second-
wicket partnership of 79 be-
tween Wayne Blackman and
Shamarh Brooks lifted Barbados
to 99 for one just after 17:00 h,
Rampaul dented the visitors'
hopes by removing Brooks,
Floyd Reifer and Dwayne
Smith in a dramatic final 40 min-
utes in which four wickets fell
for 14 runs.
Urged on by a crowd of
more than 5 000, Rampaul
brought his team back into
the match when he broke a
worrying partnership by hav-
ing the 18-year-old Brooks
lbw for 36 as he offered no

Spectators went wild when
Rayad Emrit found the outside
edge of Blackman's bat for
wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin
to take a low catch that ended
an innings of 54 that included
five fours and a six off 85 balls.
There was more jubilation
when Kieron Pollard took a
spectacular one-handed catch at
gully that claimed Floyd Reifer
and Rampaul capped off the
day by producing an inswinging
yorker to win an lbw call
against Dwayne Smith who
failed to score.
The fast bowler, who is on
the comeback trail following a
series of injuries, ended the day
with four for 18 off ten overs
Earlier, Barbados also
staged a fightback by manag-
ing to dismiss Trinidad and
Tobago for 200 just before the
tea break to set the stage for
an interesting run-chase.
They owed it to the good
work of left-arm fast medium
Pedro Collins, who took four
for 37 off 11 overs and right-
arm seamer Dwayne Smith, who
finished with four for 22 off 7.4
Resuming on six for one,

Trinidad and Tobago were set
back early when 16-year-old


opener Adrian Barath edged an
attempted drive off Collins to
third slip for eight.
Nightwatchman Amit
Jaggernauth frustrated Barbados
by batting for a further hour and

20 minutes and played solidly
for his 30 before edging a catch
to gully off Corey Collymore.
There was more success
for Barbados 14 runs later as
Dwayne Bravo failed to keep
down an attempted pull off
Ryan Hinds and was caught at
mid-wicket for four.
Pollard survived a confident
appeal to a catch at first slip to
the very first ball he faced from
Hinds and the Bajans showed
their obvious disappointment of
the decision given against them.
It halted Barbados' advance
and Pollard proceeded to add 49
for the fifth wicket with captain
Daren Ganga before the visitors
made telling inroads in the first"
hour after lunch.
In the second over after the
break, Ganga fell to an unchar-
acteristically loose stroke, edg-
ing a drive to second slip at the,
start of another fine spell from'
Ganga, a century-maker in
the first innings, fell for 44 and
ended the Carib Beer Series
with an aggregate of 598 runs.
Collins quickly struck
again when he induced Pol-
lard into edging a drive to the

keeper, after he had made 24.
Barbados sustained the
pressure by removing Richard
Kelly (10), who chopped a ball
into the sturps from the first
delivery by nith.
Smith, o was belatedly
brought in the attack, also
took care Rayad Emrit
(19) with watch at mid-

TRINIDAD T BAGO 1st innings
304 (Dar.tnGacnga 120 not out;
Pedro ColSis 4,6)
Barbados s innings 229 (Ryan
Hinds 100; ayad Emrit 3-15)
TRINIDAD ~TOBAGO 2nd innings
(o/n 6-1)
L. SimmonrtlW b Collins 2
A. Barath4c lriith b Collins 8
A. Jaggermanfl.c Hinds
b Collymo)je 30
D. Ganga cljelf r b Collins 44
D. Bravo c tIlymore b Hinds 4
K. Pollard c ikpl. Browne
b Collins 24
D. Ramdin c k. Browne
b Smith 29
R. Kelly b Srpitl 10
R. Emrit c sub. dwards)
bSmith 19
D. Mohamm d Richards
b Smith 15
R. Rampaul out 0
Extras: (lb-6, -9) 15
Total: (all out .4 overs) 200

Oscar Shew annual memorial dominoes ...

Taliban romp home

clear winners

wicket as the batsman at-
tempted a flick.
Trinidad and Tobago did
not rally as they did in the
first innings and Smith fin-
ished off the innings by hav-
ing Ramdin caught by the
keeper for 29 and Dave
Mohammed taken at point
for 15.

Fall of wickets: 1-6,2-15,3-60,4-74,
Bowling: Collins 11-3-37-4 (nb-5),
Collymore 11-3-30-1, Best 8-1-27-0
(nb-3), Hinds 25-3-78-1 (nb-1), Smith
BARBADOS 2nd innings
D. Richards b Rampaul. ; 8
W. Blackman c wk. Ramdin
b Emrit 54
S. Brooks lbw b lampaul 36
F. Reifer c Pollard b Rampaul 5
T. Best not out -12
D. Smith Ibw b Rampaul 0
R. Hinds not out 0
Extras: (lb-3) 3
Total: (5 wkts, 38 overs) 118
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-99,3-101, 4-
Bowling: Rampaul 10-3-18-4, Kelly 6-
0-24-0, Emrit 8-1-33-1, Jaggernauth
8-1-24-0, Mohammed 6-2-16-0.
Position: Barbados need another
158 runs to win with five wickets in

points; for every one game one
point and for each love the
team receives five points.

EXHIBITING superb consis-
tency, Taliban emerged clear
winners of the seventh an-
nual Oscar E. Shew memorial
dominoes competition, staged
last Sunday at the Everest
Cricket Club pavilion, Camp
Road, Georgetown.
The competition, which
saw a record 21 teams partici-
pating under a two-round aggre-
gate points system created by
the deceased's son, Manniram,
had Taliban romping to a mas-
sive 411 points, 24 more than
their nearest rivals Turning
Point who occupied second
with 387.
D '6' were close behind
with 383, taking the third spot
while Bush, who started well
with 217 points in the first
round, flattered to deceive in the
second to end with 368 and
fourth position.

Taliban, who carted off the
lucrative first prize of $72 000
and the winning trophy, earned
190 points in the first round
and followed up with 221 in the
second. Bush could not match
their first round effort, manag-
ing just 151 in the second.
First runners-up Turning
Point tallied 198 and 189 to take
home $54 000 and a trophy
while D '6' had 178 and 204
and the third prize of $36 000
and a trophy. Fourth-placed
Bush had to settle for $27 000.
The other teams in conten-
tion in the hotly-contested af-
fair were F&H 'B', Desperado,
Invaders, Canal '6', Wild
Bunch, Titans, Sweet Point,
Mambo, Pirates, Arsenal,
Zeelugt, One Love, F&H 'A',
International '6', Maltese Fal-
cons, Atlantic and Shatters.
The late Oscar Shew passed

away on February 15, 1999, in
the U.S.A. The memorial com-
petition, a brainchild of
Manniram, commenced in Feb-
ruary 2000 and has been played
yearly since.
The elder Shew, who was
also a Charter member of the
South Georgetown Lions Club,
had the distinct honour of earn-
ing the Melvin Jones Fellow-
ship, representing 25 years of
A one-minute silence was
observed prior to the start of the
competition and this was fol-
lowed by tributes from the
president of the South
Georgetown Lions Club and
other members of the club and
president of the Everest Cricket
The competition, played
under the system developed by
Manniram Shew, is as follows:



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RYAN 'Tiny' Gayadin has not
been in motor racing long but
he is moving up the ladder
faster- that Mark Vieira's
record-setting Mazda RX7.
After making quite an im-

Lee may require surgery

alter Cup exit -Page 25

Gilchrist Cup Page 26

boost for Australia

Lennox Lewis planning




duce-sponsored Toyota Starlet
will be able to handle the load
of namesake Ryan Rahaman and
others in Group Two B.
"I am the one moving
up, so there is no weight
on my shoulder. I'll just go
out and drive like I always
do. There is no pressure on

Please see page 21

pression in Group Two A
(slow), Gayadin will today take
his firs; step into Group Two
B (fast) when the Guyana Mo-
tor Racing and Sports Club
stages its National Champion-
ship Series at the South Dakota
Gayadin yesterday ex-
pressed confidence that his
R&G Hardware, Gayadin Con-
struction and Palm Spring Pro-

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Pele and Conquerors

battle for Mayor's

Cup title tonight

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Pele football club restrict
Fruta Conquerors from re-
taining the Mayor's Cup
title? That question would be
answered tonight when the
two teams clash in the final
of the knockout competition
for the whopping $500 000
first prize, at the Georgetown
Football Club (GFC) ground,
The second-place winner
will receive $200 000 while
Victoria Kings and Topp XX
battle for the third place from
18:00 h in their clash for $100
000. Conquerors have the win-
ning experience on their side,

having won the competition
three times, but Pele is armed
with some powerful strikers and

are the President's and Nations
Cup champions. To date Pele
have scored 12 of the
competition's 37 goals.
Nigel Codrington, who
was on fire in the Digicel
Caribbean competition,
stamped his authority on this
competition in the semi-
finals against East Coast
champions Victoria Kings
when he worked the ball past
the goalie three times.
Codrington and another
big name, Gregory
Richardson, have scored nine
goals so far in the competi-
tion, making Pele's attack al-
most invincible and a definite

worry for the defending
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I am not discriminating this week. Men
are complaining that I am always giving
advice to women and not to them. So here
goes something f'r you guys.

1 10&20 VOLTS Wm

KEI.SISH'R'S In*[, t*10ppf '*im

He has dated his fair share of women and has always en-
joyed keeping his options open, but lately there's this one
woman that has him wondering if she's "the one". In order to
help him figure this out, we have compiled the following list of
the top ten ways to know he's in love.

1. He starts thinking about the future
and she's in it.
It used to be that the future with a woman meant his date
on Saturday night, but with this woman, the future seems.infi-
nite. Not only does he plan to see her this weekend, but he
wants to see her a year from now as well.
When planning his next holiday, he knows he wants to
spend it with her, and not a random beach bunny he happens
to meet while he's there. And when he gets an invitation to a
wedding that takes place three months from now, he asks her
to be his date without thinking that it's too far away to tell if
they'll still be-together.

2. Other priorities take a back seat
He used to train religiously, but lately, if she's free for din-
ner, he doesn't mind missing a workout. Not only that, but his
workaholic tendency of bringing work home at weekends to get
ahead seems a bit excessive to him lately.
His ever-important "to do" list seems quite stagnant these
days, as being with her always manages to render his other plans
and obligations obsolete. What was it that he absolutely had to
do by four o'clock again?

*3;. IHe doesn't mind compromising
There was a time when it was his way or the highway, but
w ith her it's different. Not that she asks him to, but he doesn't
mind nissiing a night out with the lads to be with her. And he
Finds himself trying to incorporate her into his plans or altering
them to:accommodate her.
He also finds himself not putting up a fight when'she wants
to go-to Shakespeare in the Park. Although his friends find this
very amusing, he knows that deep down, they wish that they
had found a love like his.

4. He loves spending time with her
This one is pretty obvious but important nonetheless. He
looks forward to seeing her, and doesn't care much about what
the two of them will be doing. Lately, just going for a walk
with her sounds like the best way he could possibly spend an

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its Head Office located at 41 Brickdam and United Nations Place Stabroek,

Registered Security Firms are invited to submit detailed proposals for the
upgrading of existing systems.

Details of the Ministry's requirements are available from the Administrative
Department at the abovementioned address.

Proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes, bearing no identity of the
Security Firm, and must be labelled at the top.left-hand corner "Expressions of
labeled Interest for Security Services"

Proposals must be addressed to the Chairman, Central Housing & Planning
Authority's Tender Board, Ministry of Housing, 41 Brickdam & United Nations
Place, Stabroek, Georgetown.

Bids must be depositedin the Tender Box located on the top floor of the Ministry's
building on or before Thursday March 8,2007 at 14:00h at which time they will be
opened in the presence of Bidders or their representatives in attendance.

The Central Housing & Planning Authority reserves the right to reject any or all
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Furthermore, when they're not together, he misses her and
wishes they were spending time together.

5. He doesn't notice other women as
Did he see that gorgeous woman who just walked by? No?
What he mean by that? Although he can't help noticing a beau-
tiful woman when one walks by, when he's in love, some of
them tend to slip under the radar, while others just pale in com-
parison to her. Furthermore, he doesn't seem to be flirting half
as much as he used to.
He is slowly realising that she's often the only woman in the
room that matters, and for some reason that suits him just fine.

6. They have great chemistry
He can't be in love with someone that he has no chemistry
with. If he seems to always be on the same wavelength, and
think in similar ways, that's a great sign. If they also generate
enough heat to set off a five-alarm fire bell, then she is prob-
ably someone that he could fall in love with, if they aren't there

7. He finds her quirks charming
The fact that she carries her passport with her everywhere
she goes just in case and that, when she's eating, she can't
help but construct every forkful so that it's the perfect blend
of ingredients fills him with an inexplicable feeling of happi-
She does and says things that make her different, and he
likes it. He can't quite put his finger on why, but it doesn't
even matter. He likes her just the way she is.

8. He cares about her
There is a reason why he doesn't really want to know too
much about the chick he had a one-night stand with: he didn't
love her. When he's in love with a woman, he wants to know
all about her: who she is, what she thinks, what makes her

From page
laugh. He truly cares about her and his feelings.
If he truly loves a woman, he feels bad if she had a bad day
or is upset about something. He doesn't try to cheer her up
because he has to, but because he can't help it. i t

9. He can't stop thinking about her I.
Instead, he is consumed by thoughts of her. She just pops
into his head for no apparent reason, and he wonders if she
thinks of him half as much as he thinks of her He wonders
what she's up to and even considers calling her I but should re--
frain from doing so for fear of looking over-eager i.
But it gets worse. He's out with his friends and he sees
something in a shop window and thinks about ho\w much she
would like that particular item, or he notices a poster for a show
that she would love, but normally wouldn't even ha\ e looked
twice at it.
If she's the last thing on his mind before he goe- to sleep
and the first thing on his mind when he wakes up and he's
even dreamed of her on a couple of occasions then he doesn't
really even need to read on to know if he's in lo e i hut should
anyway, just to be sure).

10. He's forgotten his ex
More often than not, a break-up is followed by a signifi-7
cant amount of time spent thinking about his ex and wondering .-
whether or not he made the right decision in going their sepa--
rate ways. Depending on how long the two of them were to- *l
gether, these doubts can resurface again and again.
Ever since he met this new one, however, the thought o
getting back together with his ex is the furthest thing from his
mind. Come to think of it, he barely recalls what he found so
great about her in the first place.

11. She's the one
If he is currently dating a woman who makes lum act in
any of the ways mentioned above, then he is seriously falling
for her. It's time for him to put away the little black book for a
while and enjoy the ride.

Foreign Exchange Market Activitie
Sunatarv indicatorss
Friday, February 16, 2007 -Thursday. February 22. 2007

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 200.00 2 i5.00 206.0
Bank of Nova Scotia 0195.00 198.00 20600 .206.00
Citizens Bank 195 00 199.00 204.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
RBGL 198.00 200.00 204.00 206.00.
BaHk Avn2age 195.3 198.5 .67 ? 204.3
* Nob ank Cambios Av. (5I largest: 202.00 : 205.20
BoG Average Market E.change Rate:' USS 00 GS'0.s95
B. Citadlian Dollar

Slr 3. 263 '75

E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G Prime Rate
Rates L'ondon Interbank offered
Rate for Thur., Feb.22, 2007
T G $. .' Gs "S7
BdosS. G : 92.06 6 tnonths 5.8000 US 8.25%
J1- G$ 4.45 year 5.35438% Guvmana(wgt. 14.47%
EC$S GS 6.73
BelizeaS: os 94.40
Source: tn.tlerntationa Departmentt Batkof f Guyantt, ,,i, .

Paje II



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under mentioned at
the Government Technical Institute.
Department/Section Positions No. of vacancies
Science Senior Lecturer 1
Refrigeration 1
Electrical Radio &Electronics and Telecommunication 1
Electrical Installation 2
SElectrical Engineering
Land Srvyin LectureerI 1
Business. : Lecturer II 2
AdrninrAcillary Wellare Officer
SeniorClerk I

:. ii'i-of Academic requirements, experience and job description n be uplifted from
tlhe ,G ermni Technical Institute.
;Applications and detailed C.V. with copies of Academic/Professional qualifications:
Snust addressedto: .
:TheChairman .
:lTI BoardofGovernors
SThru:"The Principal
S Government Technical Institute
Non-Pariel Park, G/town..

Not later than Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 15:30 h.

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Caribbean Dispatches

Published by Macmillan Caribbean, 2006

Reviewed by Petamber

OFTEN I would get requests
to recommend "a good
history book" from persons
wanting to know more about
Guyana. And just as often
except in cases of special
need I would refocus
attention of the inquirers to
Guyanese books of fiction
and poetry, books that add
colour to the cheeks of
To date all of my suggestions
were met with approval.
"Caribbean Dispatches"
compiled and edited by Jane
Bryce which carries an
explanatory subtitle, "beyond
the tourist dream", is a book I
would recommend to anyone
wanting to experience the true
spirit of the Caribbean and get
taste of Guyana.
There are three pieces of prose
directly related to Guyana namely

"A Different Sort of Time" by lan
McDonald, "Loving Guyana's
Rivers" by Mark McWatt and "On
the Sea Wall" by Denise DeCaires
Simon Lee made reference to
Guyanese Caribs still speaking
their ancestral language in
"Before Columbus: Travels with
the Gli Gli".
It is a book that not only
portrays beauty but shows
whence cometh colour and how
it is applied, it is a book that
"kanse yuh on the hed" with
sounds and extends your taste
for food, love, life, and a verve
for sex, 're-tyre' and retool you
for life on any part of the globe.
It is a book portraying the
"extraordinary drama" of the
Caribbean region where
oxymoronss collide", where
"eating is an act of love" and
where "small kindnesses are
The opening gambit of the
collection woven in the
subtitle, "beyond the tourist





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dream" and the dedication,
"for Tumi at home in the in-
between", forthwith begin to
stretch your imagination and
wet your appetite. And you
would not be disappointed
with its offerings.
"Caribbean Dispatches"
will evince urgency in you to
experience the Caribbean
through consummate
personal perspectives written
by 28 writers of varying
backgrounds, "people of
Caribbean origin living
abroad but maintaining
family links, returnees who
have come back after many
years away, people from
elsewhere who have .lived
here a long time, long-term
frequent visitor...among them
are novelists, poets, artists,
academics, journalists and
You will be unable to
dismiss the poignant prayer by
Ian McDonald, "Please God, if
I am born again with the powers
of an artist, let me go again to the
Essequibo and read the books I
love and, this time, paint the
Of course, you'd want to
"enjoy the embraceof theriver-water





and the tug of the tide or
current...and that wonderful smell
of the secret life of the river" and the
sensual pleasure of mud described
by Mark McWatt in "Loving
Guyana's Rivers"..
Despite bumper to bumper
and the prevarications of
traffic in Kingston, Jamaica,
you would endure it like Kim
Robinson just for the view
from Russell Heights in order
to "feel a flood of joy, a surge
of optimism after this
injection of beauty. I am
happy to be alive".
But the Caribbean is not
all about beauty, beaches and
sunshine. People also want to
experience that something
"indefinable called 'culture'
and are interested in history,
art, music and whatever
makes the local scene
Lennox Honychurch's piece,
"Territory of the Heart: Jean
Rhys's.Dominica", smoothly
juxtaposes past with the present,
effectively blending history as
portrayed in books with a
present day walk along those
corridors of history. This piece
can be found in a stimulating and
informative section labelled

The book is divided into five
eclectic categories namely
landscapes, encounters,
personalities, performances and
In the category labelled,
"performances", Rob
Leyshon's "Shakespeare
Mas" will blow your mind as
it invites you into the
extraordinary drama wherein
"Julius Caesar" written by
the great English playwright,
William Shakespeare, is re-
enacted in a distinctive local
Of course, you will
increase your vocabulary and
knowledge especially if you
are a yuma, a foreigner and
run into "a babalawo, a
master of words".
"Rain here deserves a
wider vocabulary. Drizzle,
shower, downpour, tropical
wave, depression, storm,
hurricane. Bananas take nine
months just like a baby. Ride
a 'bicitaxi' which is ecological,
economical or inexpensive
deportees which are second-
hand vehicles imported from
And you will have a whale
of a time whaling into Stewart
Brown's pieces as Jeremy Taylor
teaches you how to fit in to
become more native than the
natives by "playing for a draw"
or by "going to ground" a win-
win situation.
What you get is equally as
important as what you could
loose. You could loose your
innocence on the sea wall of
Guyana. You could loose your
camera in Havana or your
potency. You could loose your
identity in Jane Bryce's
"Carnival" in Trinidad by
dabbing yourself or be dabbed
with black paint or mud. Here in
the region there is no pressure to
conform so you can be dynamic
loose yourself.
A disconcerting, you must
have that too not everything

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) wishes to advise the general
public and all concession holders that henceforth they are free to do business
with Newland's Lumberyard at "HH" Blankenburg, and that all prior
restrictions on that lumberyard have been lifted.
The Guyana Forestry Commission wishes to thank the general public and
.concession holders for their cooperation in this matter.

James Singh
Commissioner ofForests

in the Caribbean is smooth
sailing, is "everyone in Trinidad
except me understood that the
arts were not an election winner
and were thus destined to remain
on the sidelines", declared
Jeremy Taylor a sad
indictment despite the region
producing two Nobel laureates
in literature by way of Derek
Walcott and V. S. Naipaul.
"Caribbean Dispatches"
suffers the Constraints of
anthology compilation. And its
editor magnanimously accepts
and explains many of the "gaps
and absences" of the book.
Jane Bryce said "the idea
wasn't to be comprehensive
and all-encompassing...that
would be a hopeless task for
any book about possibly the
most culturally multifarious
region in the world".
Blurbs :on book are
usually superb bits of
advertisements but this blurb
is worth quoting, ' is the
ideal companion for anyone
fascinated by the Caribbean
who wants to find out more,
while for those who know the
area already, it illuminates
hidden corners and takes you
further than you'll ever gone gripping is it that
you'll have; read it on the
plane before you even get
"Caribbean Dispatches" is
making a timely appearance -
it is here in time for Carnival
(Trinidad), Mashramani
(Guyana) and' Cricket World
Cup in the region. CWC is the
third largest sporting
spectacular in the world.
I forthwith dispatch this
book for your consideration,
entertainment and action.

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lThe Guyana Forestry Commission has vacancies for
S40 Forest Rangers who will be working full time in
field locations across Guyana.
The desired qualification is the Certificate in
Forestry, but candidates with 5 subjects at CSEC
with Grades 1 to 3 including English Language and
Mathematics may apply.
Please indicate a contact number in your CV.
Please send written applications to:
Head, Human Resources & Admin.
Guyana Forestry Commission
1 Water Street, Kingston, Georgetown
Before 28 February. 2007


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C himpanzees in Senegal have been
observed making and using wooden
spears to hunt other primates, according
to a study in the journal Current Biology.
Researchers documented 22 cases of chimps fashioning
tools to jab at smaller primates sheltering in cavities of hollow
branches or tree trunks.
The report's authors, Jill Pruetz and Paco Bertolani, said

ADOLESCENT females exhibited the behaviour most frequent
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the finding could have implications for human evolution.
Chimps had not been previously observed hunting other
animals with tools.
Pruetz and Bertolani made the discovery at their research
site in Fongoli, Senegal, between March 2005 and July 2006.
"There were hints that this behaviour might occur, but it
was one time at a different site," said Jill Pruetz, assistant
professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, US.
"While in Senegal for the spring semester, I saw about 13
different hunting bouts. So it really is habitual."

Jabbing weapon
Chimpanzees were observed jabbing the spears
into hollow trunks or branches, over and over again.
After the chimp removed the tool, it would
frequently smell or lick it.
In the vast majority of cases, the chimps used
the tools in the manner of a spear, not as probes.
The researchers say they were using enough force
to injure an animal that may have been hiding inside.
However, they did not photograph the
behaviour, or capture it on film.
S In one case, Pruetz and Bertolani, from the
Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary
Studies in Cambridge, UK, witnessed a
chimpanzee extract a bushbaby with a spear.
In most cases, the Fongoli chimpanzees carried
out four or more steps to manufacture spears for
In all but one of the cases, chimps broke off a
living branch to make their tool. They would then
trim the side branches and leaves.
In a number of cases, chimps also trimmed the
ends of the branch and stripped it of bark. Some
chimps also sharpened the tip of the tool with their
N teeth.
tly (image: Female lead
Adult males have long been regarded as the

hunters in chimp groups.
But the authors of the paper in Current Biology said
females, particularly adolescent females, and young chimps
in general were seen exhibiting this behaviour more
frequently than adult males.
"It's classic in primates that when there is a new innovation,
particularly in terms of tool use, the younger generations pick
it up very quickly. The last ones to pick up are adults, mainly
the males," said Dr Pruetz, who led the National Geographic
Society-funded project.
This is because young chimps pick the skill up
from their mothers, with whom they spend a lot of
their time.
"It's a niche that males seem to ignore," Dr Pruetz told BBC
Many areas where chimpanzees live are also home to
the red colobus monkey, which the chimps hunt.
However, the Senegal site is lacking in this species, so
chimps may have needed to adopt a new hunting strategy
to catch a different prey bushbaby.
The authors conclude that their findings support a
theory that females may have played a similarly important
role in the evolution of tool technology among early

_' Have total faith [
hai that whatever .
Sis happening
is good, and i
- remain

A person strong in character
is someone who stands
for what is right, who
has the backbone to
express and live out
SJoshua 24:15;
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building (approx. 1,800 sq ft) situate at Pine Ground,
Mahaicony Creek, East Coast Demerara.

* Residential land (5,712 sq ft) situate at Parcel 17 (Lot 10),
Public Road. Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara
with one storey wooden building (756 sq ft) (four buildings
after the Hindu Temple going to Timehri).
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Individual sealed bid marked 'Bid for Tractor' must be
sent no later than Friday March 2, 2007 to:

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Tenancy controversy

Magistrate chided by Full Court for overstepping bounds

HE Full Court in 1971 found that a
magistrate overstepped his bounds when
he proceeded to hear and determine a
Rice tenancy matter, which was the exclusive
right of the Rice Assessment Committee.
The Magistrate had awarded damages and costs to John
Nagreadie who alleged that he was a tenant of appellant
Noor Abjal, and had claimed damages for trespass. Abjal
appealed the ruling.
The Full Court, which heard the appeal, was consti-
tuted by Chief Justice Mr. H.B.S. Boilers and High Court
Judges Mr. Akbar Khan and Mr. Frank Vieira.
That Full Court held that it was a matter for the Assessment
.Committee to decide the question of tenancy of rice lands.
The.facts of the case disclosed that the Respondent,
Nagreadie, claimed to be a tenant of ten acres of rice land
'rented from the appellant. He-alleged acts of trespass against
the appellant in preventing him from reaping the rice drop
and said he was entitled to the protection of the Rice Farmers
(Security of Tenure) Ordinance.
The appellant denied the relationship of landlord and tenant
and averred that the magistrate had no jurisdiction to entertain the
claim, as that was a question, which fell within the exclusive juris-
diction of the Assessment Committee.
The appellant made the same submissions in the Full Court to
that made before the magistrate.

The Full Court held:
(i) It was for the Assessment Committee to decide the ques-
tion of tenancy of rice lands;
(ii) The magistrate had no jurisdiction to proceed to hear and
determine the matter;
(iii) The magistrate should have put the matter down sine die
pending an investigation by the Assessment Committee into the
question whether there was a valid tenancy existing between par-

At the hearing of the appeal, the appellant was represented
by Mr. J.O.F. Haynes, S.C. and Mr..Doodnauth Singh, S.C.,
now Attorney General. Mr. F. L. Brotherson appeared for the
The facts of the case disclosed that on January 9, 1970, the
respondent filed a plaint in the Magistrate's Court of the Essequibo
Judicial District in which he alleged that he was a tenant of the
appellant in respect of ten acres of rice lands situate at
Fredericksburg, Wakenaam, Rio Essequibo and thus entitled to the
protection of the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure) Ordinance, No.
31 of 1956.
He averred that since November 14, 1969, the appellant with-
out any lawful authority, committed several acts of trespass by

barring and barricading his rice lands thus effectively preventing him of the Court had said, "in the appeal before us, Mr. Doodnauth
from reaping the 1970 Spring crop which was estimated to yield Sing submitted that the Respondent's claim was based chiefly upon
150 bags of paddy at $6.50 per bag, amounting to $975. In addi- trespass and upon that basis the learned Magistrate had no juris-
tion, he claimed the sum of $10, 000.00 as prospective general dam- diction since it was necessary, apriori, for the respondent to estab-
ages. lish satisfactorily the factum of tenancy which under the Ordinance,
In his defence, dated January 27, 1970, the appellant expressly can only be done by an Assessment Committee and this, clearly,
has not been done in this matter."
SMr. Brotherson, in reply, submitted that the
SI lands were undisputably rice lands and when the
S rg arcly ference that the learned Magistrate could have

denied that he was at any time
the landlord of the respondent
and he averred that the Magis-
trate had no jurisdiction to en-
tertain.the claim.
.Before the learned Magis- oe
trate, Counsel for the appellant i
submitted in limine.
(1) that the plaint was bad
in law and could not be enter-
tained because this would mean
that the Court would be exer-
cising a jurisdiction under Sec-
tion 51 (1) of the Ordinance
which, under section 11 thereof
was within the exclusive juris- SENIOR COUNSEL MR.
diction of the Assessment Com-
mittee set up under the said Or-
dinance and
(2) the Court had no jurisdiction to hear and determine the mat-

Counsel cited Small v. Saul and Saul (1965) 8 W.I.R. 351
in support of his arguments. The learned Magistrate over-
ruled the submissions and proceeded to take evidence from
the parties and their respective witnesses.
At the close of the case for the appellant, his Counsel reiter-
ated that there was no proof, in the absence of documentary evi-
dence such as a receipt, that any relationship of landlord and ten-
ant existed between the parties and he requested the Court to de-
cline jurisdiction in view of the unsatisfactory evidence of the re-
In reply, counsel for the respondent submitted that all tenan-
cies in elation to rice lands are re-statutory tenancies and that tres-
pass had been established by the appellant and his witnesses.
On July 10, 1970, the Magistrate gave decision in favour of
the respondent and awarded him damages, costs and counsel's fee
in the total sum of $1, 218.50.
Chief Justice Boilers who had delivered the judgment on behalf

come to was that a yearly tenancy had been cre-
ated in respect thereto.
After perusing the.arguments on both sides and the cases cited,
the Chief'Justice explained, "having regard to the provisions of the
Ordinance and the relevant authorities quoted, it is clear, we feel,
that a Magistrae does have jurisdiction and is, in fact, the proper
forum to-award damages foi trespass in relation to rice lands even
though the arimount claimed is in, excess of the statutory limit of
$250 videe section 51 (4) on this aspect).
"But it is equally clear that he can only do so where the fac-
tum of tenancy has first.been satisfactorily established before the
competent forum, viz: the Assessment Committee for the area in
which the rice lands are situated.
"Clearly, this has not been done in this matter. Mr.
Brotherson's submission that having regard to the undisputed
fact that the lands are rice lands and that from the evidence
itself the learned Magistrate was entitled to draw the infer
fence that-a yearly tenancy had been created in respect thereto,
is surely, an untenable proposition", the President of the Court
had said.
He added, "As we see it, it is for the Assessment Committee
to decide the question of tenancy of rice lands and, accordingly, in
this matter, the learned Magistrate was clearly acting outside the
scope of his authority when he found as stated by him in his Memo-
randum of reasons for decision.
"I found as a fact from the evidence that the defendant who
denied being the plaintiff's landlord at the trial, was in fact his land-
lord and did have a transaction with the plaintiff as alleged by the
letter which pointed to and were related to his tenancy of the rice
lands in question".
Before allowing the appeal and setting aside the Magistrate's
order, the C.J. declared, "What has really happened here is that
the respondent has based is claim on an action for damages for tres-
pass based upon a contract of tenancy and the leaned Magistrate,
in such circumstances, had no jurisdiction to proceed to hear and
determine the matter.
"What he should have done was to have put the matter
down sine die pending an investigation by the Assessment
Committee into the question whether there was a valid ten-
ancy existing between the parties", the judgment disclosed.

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wants to wor with

Shah Rukh "an

Oscar nominated Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is very
keen on Indian movies and says she would love to work op-
posite Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Cruz, who has been nominated for an Oscar in the best actress
category for her role in the Spanish movie "Volver", expressed
her respect for the Indian megastar's great body of work.
"I am a great fan of Indian cinema and I would love to work
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Cruz hosted the party with other Hollywood A-list stars, in-
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Hayek and Edward Norton.
"I love India. I have the rights
to a book and we are going to
shoot the movie in India." she
Cruz will play the lead in the
English-language film, which is a
screen adaptation of Javier Moro's
original novel "Pasion India".
Moro's book was inspired by
the true story of 17-year-old
Spanish flamenco dancer Anita
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in the early 1900s when she
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Cage in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". She was recently
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"Manolete", a film that revolves around the famous bull
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blamed on

bat demon

MEN in parts of Tanzania's main city, Dar es Salaam,
are living in fear of a night-time sex attacker.
A BBC correspondent says the attacks are being
blamed by some on a demon called -Popo Bawa- ineaning
win-ed bat.
Some men are staying awake or sleeping in groups
Outside their homes, Others are sinearino themselves with
pig's oil. bclieving this repels attacks.
Reports of the demon's existence have been common
for many years in Zanzibar. where locals claim it
The BBC's John Ngahyonia in Dar es Salaam says not
many people actually believe that the demon exists and
there have been no siahtinus.
But Mbaruku Ibrahim, who hails from Zanzibar,
says the story of the demon is common there and
people in his village on Pemba island sleep beside a
huge fire outside their houses whenever it is said to
The story goes that the bat is able to transform itself
into a man at night and it has also been blamed for rapes
of women.
Sheikh Yahya Hussein, a prominent astrologer
in Tanzania, claims that the demon is a spirit that
is unleashed by -witches to torment their
Belief in witchcraft and superstitions is widespread
in Tanzania, especially in rural areas. (BBC)

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Rising From

The Ashes



Adult child of an alcoholic
here. I still don't know what
to do with the rest of my life.
I over think everything and
don't make a move.
If I meet resistance, I
usually back down. I have big
dreams, then talk myself down.
I know there is more to life but
am so afraid...



Becky, last week we
printed your entire letter, and
Tamara began our response
This week [ continue where
Tamara left off.
Like everyone else, you
arrived on the planet with a
natural inclination to develop
along certain lines. However,
your development was
thwarted. It could have been
anything, but in your case it
was two delusional parents.
One parent lived inside a
bottle, and the other parent
pretended it wasn't so. That's
pretty harsh, but it's the usual
story for children in an alcoholic

As a clear-eyed child trying
to cope with two people not
living in reality, you developed

~P ly)

certain habits. You double and
triple thought everything. You
created an imaginary life in your
head. And you listened to
negative thoughts repeat
themselves again and again.
Thoughts like, "I am not good
enough, I am unworthy, I am
Though it embarrasses you
now to admit how you coped,
these habits were a perfectly
normal response. You should be
grateful for them. They helped
you survive a difficult situation,
but now it is time to let them
Unfortunately the mind
tends to follow familiar
patterns. Though these habits
are no longer needed, the mind
wants to hold on to them.
What you need is a way to
break through your negative
conditioning and become again
that clear-eyed, resilient child.
Today I want to suggest
three simple, powerful
techniques you, or anyone else,
can use to change. As Tamara

mentioned, the West has
traditionally regarded the body
as a poor relative of the mind;
this meant emphasizing change
through will power.
But will power is nearly
powerless in overcoming
negative conditioning. A wiser
approach uses both mind and
The first technique we
suggest is simply watching
each breath, or counting each
breath up to a certain
number, say 21.
What this technique does is
break habitual patterns of
thought It moves your mind to
the present and frees energy for
productive uses. Books on this
practice are often grouped under
the heading of mindfulness or
The second technique
employs the body, and it relies
on one elementary fact: habits
of mind are embedded in the
body. When energy is tied up
in unproductive mental habits,
it is also tied up in the muscular

only two limitations. First, if
you are in an immediate crisis,
they won't work fast enough to
help you. Second, they can't
cure an underlying organic
In the Bhagavad Gita it is
written that no effort on the
right path is ever wasted.
That's how it is when you
decide to change the course
of your life. There is no
failure. It is simply a matter
of the degree of your success.
Every effort, even the
smallest, improves your life.

Next week Tamara and I
conclude our thoughts on


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and skeletal systems. A gentle
daily routine of stretching and
flexibility exercises frees this
The final technique is also
simple, and it relies on another
basic fact: what you lacked
growing up were role models.
The human instrument is
capable of incredible things, but
when you looked into your
parents' eyes you often saw
nobody was home. You need
to find role models. We are
thinking of those people who
live in each moment, people
who are highly organized
personalities living life with a
continuity of purpose. Coming
in contact- with just one such
person can change your life.
I Each of these suggestions is
powerful. They are available to
anyone, anytime, and they
don't cost a thing. They have


Sunday Chronicle February 25, 2007





Dr Canamero likens the ro-
bots to babies that learn their
behaviour from the patterns of
movement and emotional state
of the world around them.

The robots themselves are
simple machines and in some
cases they are off-the-shelf ma-
chines. The most interesting as-
pect of the project is the soft-

Dr Canamero said:'"We
will use very simple robots as
the hardware, and for some of
the machines we will build
Please turn to page XX


MAKING robots that interact
with people emotionally is
the goal of a European
project led by British scien-
Feelix Growing is a research
project involving six countries,
and 25 roboticists, developmen-
tal psychologists and neurosci-
Co-ordinator Dr Lola

Canamero said the aim was to
build robots that "learn from
humans and respond in a so-
cially and emotionally appropri-
ate manner".
The 2.3m euros scheme will
last for three years.
"The human emotional
world is very complex but we
respond to simple cues, things
we don't notice or we don't

pay attention to, such as how
someone moves," said Dr
Canamero, who is based at
the University of
Sensory input
The project involves build-
ing a series of robots that can
take sensory input from the hu-
mans they are interacting with
and then adapt their behaviour

EVEN when one considers that in this country, for every practicing
dentist there is 24, 00 persons, there could be some problem when
the time comes to choose which dentist one should go to.
Although many persons have little or no choice when it comes to deciding who their dental
practitioner should be since
they attend a public clinic,
the fact remains choosing a
dentist is no small matter
these days. he Dentist Advises
How should you go I o : 1 ___Ti_____IIl
about choosing a dentist, the
convenient one at the comer?
Fine, if you are a gambler.
That dentist may be very good; but then he/she may not be. The only thing you know about
him is that he is very convenient. Ask a neighbor? Maybe, if the neighbor has had a lot of satisfac-
tory work done for age groups in his family similar to those in yours over an extended period of
time, and if you respect his opinion. The only problem with this approach is that the combination
would appear with the same frequency as that of you winning a lottery.
Dentistry, like medicine, accounting or law, is a profession. It is not a business, although there
are business practices and financial aspects to discuss and employ in the practice of these profes-
sions. They are looked upon as being different from a business.
Professional people generally get more respect and more is expected from them. What distin-
guishes a business from a profession, at least in the eyes of the general public? For one thing,
business is characterized by the sentiment of "Let the buyer beware". In other words, anything
the seller can get away with goes. We have consumer protection laws because consumer needs
protection. We have heard about quality control and advertising gimmicks.
A profession should be a field where people of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, and
sincerity are retained by the general public. That is not to say that we do not find these
admirable qualities in the business or business people.
Try asking a dentist to explain his findings in your mouth, the details of treatment, clinical
expectations and follow-up visits. Ask about the available options and price of each. Carefully
make a mental note of his reaction of your probing questions. Prospective patients should be as-
tute enough to recognize and stay away from dentists who use dentistry more as a business rather
than a profession. If your dentist should ever say, "You'll get the final cost when I'm finished",
beware and don't fall for that gimmick.
The world of dentistry for the layman is an unknown world full of pain, superstition,
misinformation and apprehension. It is for this very reason that this author decided to
start this column nearly fourteen years ago. Since then I have always tried my best to have
a weekly publication. My objective is to arm the dental patient with the basic knowledge of
dentistry so that they cannot be easily fooled.
The profession becomes culpable whenever there is a general lack on the part of dental person-
nel to respond appropriately to the patient's needs while allaying fears and apprehensions. Den-
tists owe the public for the privileges and financial security they enjoy and must pay with an
outgoing concern for their dental well-being.
Your choice of a dentist can affect your dental health for the rest of your life. It should not be
a "crisis choice" when you are in pain. At such times you cannot think rationally and make any
intelligent choice. If the dentist you get is not your kind of person, thank him, pay him and leave.
It will be a lot cheaper in the long run.
Finally, dental care is a two-way street. Each time the machine breaks down, it gets harder and
harder to fix, and it will not work quiet s well as it did before. If you want success, become a
working partner with your dentist.
If you find that this is impossible with the dentist you picked, then try another one.

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AT unprecedented levels of
difficulty involving highly
biodiverse and continent-
sized landscapes, scientists
have successfully tested their
ability to identify and DNA
barcodee" entire assem-
blages of species the pre-
lude to a genetic portrait of
all animal life on earth.
Revealing their results in
the UK journal Molecular Ecol-
ogy Notes, they report having
assembled a genetic portrait of
birdlife in the U.S. and Canada,
and announce the startling dis-
covery of 15 new genetically
distinct species, nearly indistin-
guishable to human eyes and
ears and consequently over-
looked in centuries of bird stud-
The barcoders also success-
fully logged the DNA attributes
of 87 bat species of Guyana and
reveal six new species, charac-
terized by unique genetic make-
up. One of the new species, a
look-alike of Trachops
cirrhosus, feasts on frogs.
As well, the scientists re-
port that 14 pairs of North
American bird species with
separate identities are in fact
DNA twins, two trios of bird
species are DNA triplets, and
no less than eight gull spe-
cies are virtually DNA iden-
The complementary papers
describing the bird and bat ini-
tiatives were authored by re-
searchers from Guelph, Ottawa
and Toronto, Canada, and from
New York City and Washington
D.C., USA.

The bird researchers ob-
tained DNA from "voucher"
specimens in museums, aug-
mented by samples sent in by
scores of people. In all, more
than 2,500 specimens were
The DNA portrait of 643
bird species, from the Arctic
tundra to the temperate wood-
lands to the Florida Keys, rep-
resents 93 percent of 690
known breeding species in the
U.S. and Canada. Work contin-
ues to collect DNA of the re-
maining 47 listed North Ameri-
can species, as well as several
more considered extinct, speci-
mens of which exist in muse-
The work builds on 2004
research which involved only
260 bird species, criticized at
the time as too narrow geo-
graphically and taxonomically
to prove that bird species can
be reliably distinguished through
"Now with the vast major-
ity 93 to 94 percent of
birds on the continent
barcoded it's hard to argue
that barcoding might work for
the easy stuff but miss the
difficult cases of closely re-
lated taxa," says Dr. Paul
Hebert of the Biodiversity In-
stitute of Ontario, Guelph
University, Canada, who co-
authored both the bird and
bat papers.
"People have watched birds
for so long we might think ev-
ery different tweet has been
heard, every different color form
observed," says Dr. Hebert.

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.. -cuily, including certification of.--
species for market, controlling
pest animals and preventing in-
vasions of species via interna-
tional trade. A DNA barcoder
could name the vegetables in
sour soup.
Perhaps the biggest surprise
is that DNA barcoding works as
%\ell as it does, that a relatively
short code of genes distinguishes
species so clearly and there isn't
more blurring between species,
sa. 4 Dr. Stoeckle.
Barcoding has prompted
,peculation and theories about
mechanisms that strip variation
out of species and keep them
sharply distinct periodic
"selective sweeps" and the
reasons behind them.
"This work is raising
questions about how.evolu-
tion works and what species
are," he says.

So.far,.the-Barcode .o-if e.
Data Systems (http:// has cata-
logued more than 25,000 spe-
cies of all types, and over
200,000 individual records; both
numbers more than doubled in
the past year. Whenever pos-
sible, museum specimens have
been used to create the DNA
barcode reference library, en-
abling scientists to re-check and
verify any puzzling results.
The Smithsonian has
barcoded an Ivory-billed wood-
pecker preserved from decades
ago, "so if birdwatchers now
find a fresh feather, we could
strongly confirm the bird still
survives," says Dr. Hebert.
The researchers are looking to
raise US $100 million to create 10
million records of 500,000 animal
species by 2014.
Says Dr. Hebert "What it will

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Six new bat

species ...

even they can't always
identify a bird in the hand,"
says Dr. Hebert. "In such
cases, they appreciate having
a barcode record to identify
with certainty the bird they
Dr. Stoeckle of Rockefeller
University says the world rec-
ognizes about 10,000 bird spe-
cies today and predicts that, at
a global scale, DNA barcoding
will distinguish at least 1,000
potential new species. The re-
searchers hope to complete an
all-bird DNA inventory by
Given the continent's le-
gions of bird specialists, he
says he was surprised by the
extent of "hidden diversity"
revealed in North America,
and by the clear DNA distinc-
tions between species.
Dr. Stoeckle cautions that
"some pairs of listed species
now shown to be DNA twins
may be relatively young species
and prove different over time."
As well, he notes, there is no
universal scientific agreement on
what defines a species.
"Wouldn't you think we'd
have all of the world's 5,500
mammals identified by now?
The scientific community has.
been at it for 250 years," says
Dr. Hebert. Roughly 1,100 or
20 percent of the world's 5,500
mammals are bats.
Adding six new bat species to
the 87 surveyed from Guyana is a
surprisingly high percentage, he
notes. In all, some 840 bat speci-
mens were barcoded.
"We wanted to give
barcoding the toughest test pos-
sible. The bats of Guyana have
been the subject of intensive
taxonomic work.and yet we
found we could recognize 100
percent of the surveyed species
and discovered a number of
overlooked bats."
Stray hairs could tell the
kind of bats in your belfry -
or which bats are bumping into
wind turbines, whose blades
whack thousands of the aninials
each year, he added.
Barcoding can identify a
species from bits and pieces.
When fully established, the
barcode database will help

From page X
quickly identify undesirable
animal or plant material in food
and detect regulated species in
the marketplace.
Barcoding will help recon-
struct food cycles by identify-
ing fragments in stomachs and
assist plant science by identify-
ing roots sampled from soil lay-
ers. A standardized library of
barcodes will enable more
people to ideritify species -
whether abundant or rare, native
or invasive engendering ap-
preciation of biodiversity locally
and globally.
The importance of this
work to conservation is particu-
larly critical, adds Dr. Hebert.
The Solitary Sandpiper shore-
bird, its habitat increasingly un-
der pressure from land develop-
ment and climate change, was
not known previously to have
two forms, yet their DNA re-
veals two distinct groups split
about 2.5 million years ago.
"How can you develop
strategies to preserve highly
different genetic entities if
you don't know they're
there? Our work is providing
the first molecular evidence
of some of these splits."
The work with birds and
bats also helps aviation and is
supported in part by the U.S.
Federal Aviation Authority and
U.S. Air Force.
According to Carla Dove of
the Snlithsoniain Institution:
"Knowing which birds are most
often struck, and the timing, al-
titude and routes of their migra-
tions, could avert-some of the
thousands of annual collisions
between birds and aircraft, mili-
tary and civilian."
In a few years,'field re-
searchers, indeed many inter-
ested citizens, could employ
hand-held DNA devices for
nearly instant species identifica-
tion. Says Dr. Hebert: "For
cases where it is not convenient
to identify species based on
shape, sound and color, even
non-experts could identify them
based on DNA strings."
Once miniaturized,- the
many potential uses of quick
DNA barcoding embrace food
and agriculture, forestry and se-

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will find a barcode linked to just
about anything encountered any-
where on the planet. By 2014 I
tiink you can count on having a
functional barcode library linking
barcodes to the binomial names that
link to the accumulated knowledge
about them. And I think you can
count on having a handheld device.
"Our job is to reveal how
many species there are on the
planet and provide really simple
tools to tell one species from
And difference between
Bat and Robin? It depends on
the bat in question, but the
Vampire Bat, a mammal, and
the American Robin, a bird,
differ at 135 of the 648
barcode positions, about 10
times the typical difference
between a species and its
nearest neighbor.

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THE development of appro-
priate research and technol-
ogy transfer through effi-
cient extension services are
needed to ensure Guyana's
food security is not threat-
ened by the effects of climate
change globally.
According to the
Honourable Robert Persaud,
Minister of Agriculture,
Guyana's agriculture sector has
increased its export capacity
tremendously through the
implementation of a number of
initiatives including the
CARICOM's Jagdeo Initiative.
However, with regards to
the UN International Report
and Stem's Report on Climate
Change, a number of new initia-
tives will be implemented
"A National Climate Com-
mittee was formed comprising of
stakeholders from the various
agencies. The Guyana Govern-
ment is very committed to take
the necessary actions that will
help us adapt to changes in cli-
mate in both the short and
longer term," he says.
According to Minister
Persaud, a National Climate
Change unit will be created
within the Hydrometeorologi-
cal Service Ministry of Agri-
Creation of the National Cli-
mate Change Unit and the pos-
sibility for a Centre represents
"the government's comprehen-
sive and wholistic response to
climate change."
One of the most effective
activities implemented to cush-
ion the impact of climate change
is the effective water manage-

ment systems throughout the
various agricultural zones in
"All of our water manage-
ment plans take climate change
into account. The improved de-
signs of our drainage and irriga-
tion systems and capacity
building through the Water Us-
ers Association."
The Stem's Report on cli-
mate change was compiled by
Sir Nicholas Stern, a distin-
guished development economist
and former chief economist at
the World Bank.
According to the report,
our actions over the coming
few decades could create risks
of major disruption to eco-
nomic and social activity,
later in this century and in
the next, on a scale similar to
those associated with the
great wars and the economic
depression of the first half of
the 20th Century.
There will probably be both
more droughts and'more floods.
An increased incidence of dev-
astating storms is expected.
There is also an increased risk
of famine in the poorest coun-
The Report warns that we
are too late to prevent any del-
eterious consequences from cli-
mate change. The prospects are
worst for Africa and developing
countries, so the richer 'nations
must provide them with finan-
cial and technological help to
prepare and adapt.
In recognizing the impor-
tance of research and develop-
ment, Minister Persaud outlined
government's commitment to
strengthen the extension services
and the National Agricultural

Research Institute (NARI).
"This year the Ministry of
Agriculture has made available
216 million dollars to NARI
since research and development
is critical and in our context we
want research and development
to be adaptable to our local con-
ditions and also that NARI
places emphasis on technology
transfer. In Guyana, we will be
working to conduct collaborative
activities with institutions in In-
dia, China, USA and regionally
with the that we can
benefit froimresearch works
According to Minister
Persaud, farmers will soon ben-
efit from a structured extension
service and ready access to in-
formation using information
"We will be utilizing the
services of NARI our in drive
to reorganize the extension unit.
This year 140 million dollars
will be expended djn the new ex-
tension sen ices'.
"For the first time in re-
cent years, there will have a
structured interaction be-
tween research and extension
and the twp will have to op-
erate hand in hand because
they are intrinsically linked
in us providing better ser-
vices to our farmers.
"In another month, five of
ten kiosks will be made acces-
sible for farmers where by a
farmer can go into and have ac-
cess to all the information we
have on production systems,
market intelligence and technol-
ogy. The extension services will
also provide feedback for appro-
priate research activities to be
undertaken." .

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The Guyana Revenue Authority is looking for a highly skilled and motivrated
Information Technology professional to fill the following position:.

Senior Network Administrator
The Job: ::
The NetworkAdministrator is expected to design, implement, monitor and maintain
secure Local Area Networks(LANs) and a wireless Wide Area Neivork(WAN) that
links over 20 GRA locations to a centralized data center. .

Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from a recognized mini\ c sily
. MCSE/MCSA Certification would be an asset;
Q CCNAICCNP certification would be an asset;
SThree (3) to five (5) years experience designing, administering and implementing
LANs and WAN:
Knowledge and experience in router, bridge, switch and antennae configuration
and maintenance;
Knowledge and experience working with wireless networking technologies:
Excellent troubleshooting skills;

Apply in writing, on or before Monday, February 26, 2007 to:

The Commissioner General
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets

Apart from the provision of
improved services, some of the
areas earmarked for further de-
velopment will include inland
communities both in Regions 9
and 10.
"In Region 10, both the In-
termediate Savannahs and Lin-
den have shown considerable
progress in the area of agricul-
tural development and as poten-
tial source of food security.
"There is a great eco-
nomic opportunity in agricul-
ture since'the soils can be
used, for cultivation of Soya
beans and cashew by adapt-
ing improved technology. Re-
gion 9 has its strength in
terms of livestock.
"At present, we have offic-
ers on the ground working with
farmers to resolve some of the
issues affecting them. We want
to work with them very closely.
We want to work with other ar-
eas too which would be vital for

our diversification programme."
In highlighting NARI's re-
search and Development agenda,
Director Dr. Oudho Homenauth
stated the Institute is geared to-
wards the delivery of advance
technology especially in the ar-
eas of biotechnology, water
management, as well as im-
proved crop and animal hus-
bandry practices.
"In 2007 NARI will aggres-
sively continue work in estab-
lishing various drip irrigation
systems in various inland agri-
cultural communities especially
Linden and the Rupununi
Savannahs. We also project the
resuscitation of the country's
only biotechnology laboratory
which will have the capacity for
molecular characterization and
GMO detection.
"More emphasis to be
placed on the production com-
modities such as cashew, herbs
and spices and rambutan espe-


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following vacancy existing at the Health Sector Development Unit;
Ministry of Health:

Consultancy Services for Community Participation in Health
Services Delivery Consultant for a period of three (3) months.

Objectives:- .
The primary objective of this consultancy is to work with targeted
Amerindian communities to develop a model for increased community
participation in decisionsregarding health services delivery.

SPlace of work:-
Georgetown, Regions 1,7,8 &9 '

Qualifications, experience, skills and abilities:
BSc in Social Sciences .
0 Three years experience working with Amerindian communities
and health care issues in thehinterland. -
K Experience withprojectdesignand management.
: Some knowledge of Bank policies and procedures would be an
asset. -

Main Responsibilities:
Work with the Coordinator indigenous People's Communities
and the Department of Regional Health Services.. ,

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position could be obtained
from, and applications along with two (2) references addressed to:

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

Deadline for submission ot applications is Mondav. February 26.2007 at
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cially in rural communities to
enhance livelihoods and the ex-
pansion of greenhouse technol-
aFurther, major focus would
be on projects Which would as-
sist in categorizing commercial
agriculture development.
This would include the
promotion of plantation type
agriculture as well as large
scale livestock production.
Another area that would be
emphasized will be agro en-
ergy with the emphasis on
bio fuel production in col-
laboration w th the Institute
of Applied Science (IAST).


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Page XVI

The Environmental Protection Regulations 2000

Noise Management

Sunday Chronicle February 25, 2007

Hello Readers,

This week we will focus on
the Environmental
Protection Regulations
(EPR) (2000).
This is a set of FIVE of
Regulations, developed under
the Environmental Protection
Act (1996). Of these
Regulations, ONE deals with
environmental authorizations
and FOUR enforce against
pollution. Specifically, the latter
Regulations enforce against
activities that significantly
affect water and air quality,
create noise and release
hazardous waste.
In 2005, the EPA
conducted a nationwide
public awareness exercise on
the EPR 2000 addressing
pollution. Through Regional
workshops, a video
documentary, radio and

television advertisements,
Guyanese were informed of
the Regulations.
Additionally, as part of the
public awareness exercise,
posters and booklets on the
Regulations were distributed
across Guyana.
The general message given
through the public awareness
was that the Environmental
Protection Regulations are
enforced. Therefore, any one
engaging in activities that impact
on water and air quality or
produce noise or release
hazardous waste is committing
and offence and is liable to the
penalties prescribed under the
EPR (2000).
Economic development,
whether through old or new
industries, large- scale
commercial enterprises or
smaller, local business places,
will by its very nature and

activities, generate waste,
nuisances, contamination or
other types of pollution. The
EPR 2000 are intended to
ensure that economic
development takes place with
due consideration of
environmental conservation and
At present Guyana, is still
a place where the air is
healthy, the rivers clean, and
the soil fertile. We would like
to keep it that way! It is
therefore necessary to keep
watch over the way we impact
on the quality of the
environment. As we increase
the rate and scale at which
we exploit our rich and
diverse natural resources and
set up facilities to process and
manufacture products,
environmental management
becomes critical. The EPR
2000 is a vital tool used by the

EPA to manage the

The Environment
Regulations 2000
The purpose of the
Environmental Protection
Regulations on noise is to
control and manage sound
(noise) emission in Guyana.
The EPA has the responsibility
of setting permissible levels for
activities which produce noise,
such as, entertainment,
transportation, commercial and
construction activities.
The Regulations require
persons who are engaged in
these activities to apply for
Environmental Authorizations.
This allows the EPA to set
conditions for these activities
and to monitor them as
necessary. The Regulations also

protect people from excessive
noise from vehicles, sound
systems, construction activities
and other noise producing

Who should apply
for an
Any business engaging in
industry, commerce,
transportation, construction
or entertainment which
produces noise must apply
to the EPA for an
environmental authorisation.
The EPA charges fees based
on the activity in accordance
with the Noise Management
If an Environmental
Authorization holder makes
changes in his or her business
operation or activity, which
causes an increase in noise


levels, he/she is required to
obtain approval for variance
from the EPA.
This means that an
application must be made to
the EPA to carry out any
work which would result in
an increase in noise from an
existing source.
The EPA may grant
authorization either
conditionally or
unconditionally. Conditions
may include: requiring the
installation of control or
monitoring devices,
implementing environmental
auditing or record keeping

Please see page XVII


National Insurance Scheme would like to announce the following

All pensions that were in payment as at 31st 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

From $22,918.00 to $24,064.00


iWith effect from March, 2007

SFrom: $993,120.00 to $1,042,780.00

SThese increases are as a consequence of the increase in the minimum
wage in the Public Service that were announced in December, 2006.

Remember, the Insurable Income Ceiling is pegged at four (4) times the
minimum wage in the Public Service, while Overseas Sickness Medical
Care is pegged at ten (10) times the M ithly Insurable Earnings Ceiling.




From page XVI
procedures, or requiring
reports showing compliance.

Some examples of activities
requiring an Environmental
Authorization include:

Construction Activities
Construction activities,
except public works, that
involve the operation of tools
-and equipment may be
prohibited based on the
complaints of a neighbor. This
may. be done even when
allowable noise levels fixed
under these Regulations are not
exceeded between 23:00 h -
6:00 h on Monday to Saturday;
and before 06:00 h and after
18:00 h on Sundays.

No person is allowed to
operate a loudspeaker, sound
making device or equipment in
a Park, as defined under the
National Parks Commission Act
1997, without the written
permission of the National Parks
Commission. Defaulters will be
liable, on summary conviction,
to a fine of up to $80,000.

Loudspeakers and Sound
Making Devices
Any person responsible for

a building, vehicles or private
premises that emit excessive or
usual noise which can be plainly
heard 50 feet away is
committing an offence.
Defaulters will be liable, on
summary conviction, to a fine of
up to $ 700,000 and
imprisonment for one (1) year.
No person is allowed to
operate or permit the operation
of any sound making device or
equipment in a public place for
the purpose of hosting a public
event or advertising any
entertainment, trade or business
between the hour 23:00 h and
07:00 h on any day or at any
time, except with the prior
written permission of the EPA.

Night clubs
SAny person who operates a
.nightclub or similar premises
contrary to the requirements of
the Regulations or at any time
causes a noise disturbance,
commits an offence and is liable
on summary conviction to a fine
of up to $750,000 and
imprisonment for one (1) year.
A person, who is
responsible for a nightclub or
similar entertainment businesses
where a sound making device is
used beyond midnight, shall be
responsible for making sure that
the building, being used in
sufficiently soundproofed. This
soundproofing must prevent a
noise disturbance from being
heard from a distance of 50 feet.
The penalty for violation of this

requirement is a fine of up to

Any person who is
disturbed by noise from any
source has the right to make a
written or verbal report to the

Legal Proceedings
In proceedings for an
offence relating to noise
disturbance, the accused must
prove that the best practicable
means had been used for
preventing or counteracting the
effects of the noise.

Join us next week as we
continue to look at the other
Environmental Protection
Regulations and your role in
environmental management.

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


Vacancies exist at the Guyana National Newspapers
Limited for Reporters.

Applicants should possess:
Five (5) passes at the CXC/ GCE examination including English Language.

Suitable qualifications in Computer operations would be considered an asset.

Attractive remuneration package

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae should be addressed to:

Administrative Managerl Company Secretary
Guyana National Newspapers Limited
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown

and should reach the Administrative Managter Company Secret ,y no; later
than March 9, 2007



Sidewalk Cafe screens

Guhya Tuesday
THE Sidewak Film Club screens Kirtana Korar's award winning documentary, Ghya,
this Tuesday.
It is the third film to be screened since the club started showings at the Middle Street,
Georgetown caf.
Guhya examines the Devadasi tradition in India which has come in for some contmversy. Some
people refer to Devadasi as templee prostitutes", while the Devadasi themselves believe that they
are liberated from traditional family structures.
The 55-minute documentary includes interviews with priests and sociologists, and also looks
at related worship traditions.
The film starts at 19-30 b and admission is free.
Anyg oanisation or individual willing to screen a film with the dlb can conadct Steve
on 6164023 or email Vidyaratha at

Page XVIII Sunday Chronicle February 25, 2007




9th EDF Sea Defence Programme Infrastructure Design Guyana

1. Publication reference
2. Procedure
3. Programme
9ACP GUA10 Sea Defence Programme Infrastructure Design
4. Financing
National Indicative Programme (NIP)for Guyana, 9'" EDF
5. Contracting Authority
National Authorising 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, toACP countries
as listed in Annex A2 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures
financed from the 9" EDF.!comm,/Europeaiditeniderigestionifed/a en.htm

12. Candidature.
All eligible natural and legal persons (as per item 11 above) or
groupings of such persons (consortia) may apply.
13. Numberofapplications
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 for the 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.
http.:/europa At.,it/comnieuropead/iex en.htm
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 thecontract
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 th. applicant in. fields
S '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.


Sunday Chronicle February 25, 2007

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Sunday Chronicle February 25,. 2007

WWF Guianas:


our Marine


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 network whose
primary function is the protection of the world's wildlife and eco-
systems. 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 disappear-
ing fauna and flora. One species of very special concern are ma-
rine turtles. As part of a conservation effort, WWF Guianas is
pleased to share the following important information.

Marine Turtles, What a Distance!
Marine turtles are long-lived reptiles. This means that they are be-
lieved to live for 100 years andmore!
Reptiles are animals with scales thhtilive both on land and in water.
Their bodies are protected by hard shells. They reproduce by laying
eggs on sandy beaches. Marine turtles spend most of their lives in the
ocean. They feed on algae, small crustaceans, and other marine species
such as jelly fish.
Young marine turtles drift and feed in the open ocean. When they
are about 30 45 cm long marine turtles settle in waters close to land, w
where there is plenty of food, and remain there to feed and grow. We
call these areas their feeding or foraging grounds.
Marine turtles grow slowly and take between 30 and 50 years to reach sexual maturity which is the
stage when they can start to reproduce or lay eggs. They live for years around the feeding site before
they begin to migrate the long distance from the feeding ground to the beach where they will lay their
Often the distance between feeding grounds and nesting beach can be as much as 3000 kilometres.
Imagine that!

True Event
On June 25, 2005, in order to monitor the movement of turtles when at sea, WWF, with collaborat-
ing institutions and scientists placed a satellite transmitter on the back of a leatherback turtle that was
nesting on the Samsambo Beach near the village of Galibi in Suriname.
By sending signals to overhead satellites, the transmitter has permitted WWF to track the path of
the turtle. Consequently, after more than 18 months at sea, WWF is better able to understand where
leatherbacks go once they leave the waters of the Guianas. Take a look. It's amazing, all the way to

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2000 Miles

0 1000 2000 Kilometers

Map does not constitute publication of data, researchers who nit ..d. l Kingdom
contributed this data retain all intellectual property rights
Quiz q: Why do leatherback turtles swim all the way from Africa to visit the beaches of the Guyana?
Please send answers to:

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

Page XIX

9th EDF Sea Defence Programme Infrastructure Design Guyana
If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, the relative strengths
and weaknesses of the applications of these candidates must be re-examined to identify
the eight best applications for the tender procedure. The only factors which will be taken
into consideration during this re-examination are:
1) experience with construction projects of similar nature
2) regional experience
22. Award criteria
As specified in the tender dossier annexed to the letter of invitation to tender
which will be sentto short-listed candidates.
23. Deadline for receipt of applications
The deadline for the applications is 13'" March 2007 at 09:00 hours (Guyana
Any application received after this deadline will not be
24. Application format and details to be provided e
Applications must be submitted using the standard application form
(available from the following Internet address: en.htm), whose format and
instructions must be strictly observed.
Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc) sent with an application will
not be taken into consideration.
25. How applications may be submitted
Applications must be submitted in English exclusively to the Contracting
EITHER by recorded delivery (official postal service) to:
The National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, GUYANA
OR hand delivered (including courier services) directly to the
Contracting Authority in return for a signed and dated receipt to:
The National Board of Procurement
and TenderAdministration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, GUYANA
The contract title and the Publication reference (See item 1 above) must be
clearly marked on the envelope containing the application and must always be
mentioned in all subsequent correspondence with the Contracting Authority.
Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered.
26. Operational Language
All written communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in
27. Additional Information
This tender will be launched under Suspensive clause and can only be awarded
when the Financing Agreement has been signed.
28. Date of Publication of Contract Forecast 09.09.2006
29. Legal Basis
ACP-EC Partnership Agreement signed at Cotonou on 23 June 2000
Decision No 2/2002 oftheACP-EC Council of Ministers published in OJ L 320 of


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From page IX
expressive heads ourselves.
"We are most interested in
programming and developing
behavioral capabilities, particu-
larly in social and emotional in-
teractions with humans."
The robots will learn from
the feedback they receive from
"It's mostly behavioral and
contact feedback.
"Tactile feedback and emo-
tional feedback through positive
reinforcement, such as kind
words, nice behaviour or help-
ing the robot do something if it
is stuck."
The university's partners
are building different robots fo-
cusing on different emotional


'Detect expressions'
The robots will get the feed-
back from simple vision cam-
eras, audio, contact sensors, and
sensors that can work out the
distance between the machine
and the humans.
"One of the things we are
going to use to detect expres-
sions in faces and patterns in
motion is a (artificial) neural
Artificial neural networks
are being used because they are
very useful for adapting to
changing inputs in this case
detecting patterns in behaviour,
voice, movement etc.


"Neural networks learn
patterns from examples of ob-
servation," said Dr Canamero.
One of the areas the robots
will be learning from is human
"Motion tells you a lot
about your emotional state.
"The physical proximity
between human and robot, and
the frequency of human contact
- through those things we hope
to detect the emotional states
we need."
The robots will not be try-
ing to detect emotional states
such as disgust but rather will
focus on states such as anger,
happiness, loneliness; emotions
which impact on how the robot

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H
The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Global
Fund to 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
i. Renovation and extension of 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 h to15:00 h.

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
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

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

Renovation and Upgrading of sites ( inclusive of identifying the individual
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 Guyana
Revenue Athority 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, not 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 representative and
anyone who chooses to attend the 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 specifi.d for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
returnedunt .":.

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should behave.

'Imprinted behaviour'
"It is very important to de-
tect when the human user is an-
gry and the robot has done
something wrong or if the hu-
man is lonely and the robot
needs to cheer him or her up.
"We are focusing on emo-
tions relevant to a baby robot
that has to grow and help hu-
man with every day life."
One of the first robots built
in the project is exhibiting im-
printed behaviour which is
found among birds and some
mammals when born.
"They get attached to the
first object they see when born.
"It is usually the mother
and that's what makes them fol-
low the mother around.
"We have a prototype of a
robot that follows people
around and can adapt to the
way humans interact with it.
"It follows closer or further
away depending on how the hu-
man feels about it."
Dr Canamero says robots
that can adapt to people's
behaviours are needed if the ma-
chines are to play a part in hu-
man society.
At the end of the project
two robots will be built which
integrate the different aspects
of the machines being developed
across Europe.
The other partners in
this project are the Centre
National de la Recherche


Scientifique, Universite de
Cergy Pontoise, Ecole
Polytechnique Federale de
Lausanne, University of
Portsmouth, Institute of

Communication and Com-
puter Systems, Greece, En-
tertainment Robotics, Den-
mark and SAS Aldebaran Ro-
botics, France.

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Fighting is a tiring thing, Nebu said to the Law-
giver early in the morning. It blares like trumpets
in the beginning and then it becomes a cracked
cymbal. It has a stale taste when you cannot con-
Nebu had heard it early in the morning. The
big drum that was his heart, pounding hugely, and
the rapid beats of the smaller drums at his wrists
and forehead. They enveloped him, deafened him;
and he had the rushes of hot piping pain more fre-
quently now. He turned, and it turned with him.
He sat up in the blankets and it rose with him, this
close bedfellow. It was difficult to extend his legs,
for the poison had drained heavily into them. His
shoulders spoke to him, not strongly, but distinctly
enough, that they were usefully with him; but the
legs worried him.
The legs wondered to themselves whether the
miles of mountain and plateau stretching in front
of them could be successfully plundered for the
lord to whom they owed allegiance.
From his waist down, he had swollen badly in
the:night. But he was nearing the place of sulphur.
He knew the landmarks and he was sure to bathe
The black braced himself off the floor of the
cave and stood by the fire. The strong, indomi-
table neck flowing unceasingly wide into the arro-
gant head, hooded with the effort to stand. He
swallowed saliva which tasted brittle. The cave
was floored with pain when he walked to the open-
ing. He looked outside and returned to the fire.
He considered, standing.
But you may win if you can die, Nebu said
to the Lawgiver. The Lawgiver nodded, remote.

The boy was fitful, troubled, angry at the un-
known. He felt quite capable with the black, but
the leopard was a page he had not turned.- He had
not told this to the superstitious black, but he had
distinctly heard the leopard call his name when he
had fallen to the ground and the brute had whirled
and looked at him. He did not know how the leop-
ard could have got his name. Nobody within miles
knew it. He had not even told it to the black. Then
how could the filthy cat have known it? He wished
tliere was something he could do to the leopard,
but he head not been able to think of a thing all
the night. He had merely floated aimlessly up there,
listening to the music. He watched Nebu walk to
the mouth of the cave. The stink of pus was all
about the cave. He could safely write off that
one. It was the leopard which bothered him now.
"I bet you have scared him off!" he cried, sud-
Nebu looked up from the fire and met the hard
brightness in the boy's eyes.
"Good morning," the Negro said. "It is a lovely
(Taken from V.S. Reid's The Leopard)

Use the Passage

1. Do you have a personal experience reading
some other text with information related to some-
thing in the passage? Tell it in writing.
2. Imagine you too had been living in that part
of Africa and'you6' are now telling the tale; write
some descriptive phrases that you would use to

portray the vividness of the haplessness of the
black's experiences at that time.
3. Respond to the character of the black in the
story by miming, painting, drawing, or making a
model. That should help you keep the character
in mind to use it, or part of it, in .your classroom
description or short story.
4. Write to a friend telling him or her about a
song or calypso that reminds you about something
in the passage. :Say where you think the
scriptwriter's thoughts in the song or calypso might
have found their beginnings.
5. Respond to the story event by writing activi-
ties about it on a pamphlet.

1. Get these phrases right by telling their mean-

a) "It (fighting) is a tiring thing." (Paragraph 1)
b) "It (fighting) blares like trumpets in the be-
ginning and then it becomes a cracked cymbal."
(Paragraph 1)
c) ".... but the leopard was a page he had not
turned." (Paragraph 7)
d) "The stink of the pus was all about the cave."
(Paragraph 7)
e) "I'll bet you have scared him off!" he (the
boy) cried suddenly. (Paragraph 8). What do you
think the writer is implying at this \time?
2. "But you may win if you die" Why is it
that the writer puts these words into the mouth of
the black? See paragraph 6.


NOTE: Business -letters are classified accord-
ing to their purpose. But no matter what is the pur-
pose, a letter must deliver its message, in the most
effective manner. Here is a list of the types that
we will look at over the next few weeks:
i) Letter of application
ii) Letter of order
iii) Letter of adjustment
iv) Letter of payment
v) Letter of inquiry or request

An Example of a. Letter of Order

2456 Eastern Sea View Avenue
Middleton Park
Greater Hometown
February 25th, 2007

Simon & Bakker
123 Pool Street

Please send me, as early as possible, the fol-
lowing items. I do not wish to pay more than the
prices I have indicated. .

Five ladies' church bags black leather; two
straps, .....$18,500
One pair ladies' size 10 strap-backed toe-less
black shoes, one-inch heel $2,600

These items are to be charged to my account.

Yours truly,

The past is a foreign
country: they do things

differently there
L.P.HARTLEY-1895-1972-The Go-Between,
MagnLola cGravesend
(Mrs. Simon Gravesend)

Another example of a Letter of Order

4567 Daman Avenue,
East Bank Demerara,
February 25th, 2007.

Sandra and George,
1673 Georges' Avenue,

Madam and Gentleman:

For the Attention of Personnel Shopping Service

Shortly before last November I placed an or-
der with you for a Black & Decker electric chain
saw, which was described in your catalogue, as in-
dicated by the enclosed clipping. You have in-
formed me that this article was out of stock, but
that you will have a supply some time in late Janu-
February is now here. Since I have had no fur-
ther word from you, I am writing to enquire
whether I may expect shortly to receive the elec-
tric chain saw.
I shall appreciate hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Harry Expect

The Letter of Adjustment

Letters of adjustment are sent when some error
has occurred in the course of -a business
transaction. The customer should assume, that the
firm did not make the mistake intentionally and that
it will be glad to adjust the .matter once it
understands the circumstances.

A letter of adjustment therefore should be calm,
courteous, and tactful. A reasonable letter will
more likely be quick to win the co-operation of the
reader than one with a heated accusation. Make
your complaint tactfully.

What is to be adjusted should be the first item
in the letter. If it was a purchase, tell what it was
and when it was purchased. Next tell what you
want. If there is a defect in the goods, or if the
wrong goods were sent, tell how you want the
adjustment made. If there is a mistake about
money, explain what you think the error is. Above
all that you say, assume a reasonable attitude;
imply in your letter that you expect, to be treated

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H A P R 0 0 S I M
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U T T 0 A T L P K II

ARIES If you are feeling especially sensitive or emotional right now, don't
.fight it. Turn to your family for the comfort you need -- even a short phone
call could make you feel a lot better. Don't worry if you are having some vague
or inexplicable sad feelings. You are human, and it's important to experience
and process all your feelings -- both the positive 'it's going to be a great day'
feelings and the negative 'I don't want to get out of bed' feelings.
TAURUS -- You should know by now that communicating your feelings to
others isn't just about reciting a monologue. It is a two-way street -- a way of
starting a conversation that could lead to very rewarding places. So keep this
in mind if there's something that has been troubling you lately. Do not hesi-
tate to ask someone to let you get something off your chest. By doing so,
you'll be allowing this person to share some of his or her own troubles that
need to be shared.
GEMINI -- When it comes to your finances, you cannot let your reputation
come before your bank account. If you are afraid of being called 'cheap,' you
need to get over it. The people who toss those types of terms around are the
same people who are deep in debt, so what do they know about money mat-
ters? Being thriftier will help you increase your cash flow and decrease your
stress level, so create a tighter budget and ignore what people say about your
spending habits.
CANCER -- Take the extra time you need to double-check your work today --
and that means everything, not just job- or school-related stuff. If you fill up
your gas tank, make sure that you put the cap back on before driving off!
And when you get home, make sure that you didn't leave your keys in the
lock. Don't worry -- your brain isn't failing you. Everyday tasks just need a
little bit more attention right now, that's all. This absent-minded phase will
pass soon enough.
LEO -- You have excellent self-control right now, but are you using it well?
Resisting temptation is a good thing -- but subjugating your emotions is not.
There's a difference between restraint and avoidance -- and controlled anger
is still anger, make no mistake about that. You have got to let your emotions
out today -- step right up to that person who has done you wrong, and get
things out into the open.
VIRGO -- You can never be too rich, too thin or too organized, right? No
way! In fact, that's wrong on all three counts, actually. Today you need to
straighten up your priorities and prove the conventional thinking wrong. So
,:go eat a piece of cheesecake. Treat yourself to a totally unnecessary pur-
chase. Leave your bed unmade. Messiness is not a character flaw, and it will
feel good to stop being such a self-disciplinarian for one day. There's no harm
in a little bit of chaos.
LIBRA-- Your life may feel like it's being divided into two portions right now
-- for instance, fun and boredom, business and pleasure, or maybe fulfilling
and unfulfilling. Try to live with this duality, and resist the urge to pick one
side and' stay there. There are positives on both sides that you.might not be
seeing right now. You have the mental agility to handle this balancing act, so
use it.
SCORPIO -- Join a group of people who are working to make your world
more beautiful! And if you can't find a group, become your neighborhood's'
one-person beautification crew. Picking up garbage, painting fences, sweep-
ing the sidewalks or trimming overgrown shrubbery will be an excellent use
of your time -- and will give you some great exercise! You can do something
to make your community better, merely by making it look better.
SAGITTARIUS Today you could find yourself mismatched in a partier-
ship. There's no going back on this endeavor, so you'll have to simmnon up
yourpositive attitude once again. Accepting new responsibilities.will be the
best way for you to get through this, so volunteer to take on activities that
you enjoy and can work on at your own pace. You may find yourself moving
into an introverted mood, but that could be a good thing.
CAPRICORN Like a slick employee of the hottest cpsino.on the egis
strip,, you know how to deal like a-pro! When you are put .in crge. of the-
game today, you will show a killer combination of objectivity and charm that
will put all the players at ease. You are in a very secure positin, and. if any-
one ends up with a lousy hand, you will not be blamedT Thisidetached rol
offerits isshare of benefits,: but soon you will be itching to:get back in. th
.game yourself. Don't worry --you'll get your chance.

AQUARJUS Like a slick employee of the hottest taWi0og othe Vegas strip
you know how to deal like a :pro! When you are puti i charge of the game.
today, yo-will show a killer combination of objectivity and cham that will
Sput all the players at ease. You are in a very secure position, and if anyone
ends up with a lousy hand, you will not be blamed. This detachedrole offers
its share of benefits, but soon you will be itching to get back in the game
yourself. Don't worry -- you'll get your chance.
PISCES Romance is supposed to be fun, not a chore -- right? So.if you're
grimly working on getting closer to someone right now, stop what you're do-
ing. The stress isn't good for you. Arguments, missed dates, conflict these
aren't merely obstacles to moving your relationship forward. They may be
signs that now is not the time for the two of you. Step back from the relation-
.ship and, give the other person time to realize how pmcl. he or she misses
you when you're not,around.


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okery Corner

Welcome to the 440th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a .
weekly feature giving recipes and ,, i
tips on cooking in Guyana.
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A slow cooker, often referred to as a Crock-Pot@, is it countetc'op electrical home applianm thL i, hli n 1t,,o a
stews and other dishes containing water at relatively low temperatures, with corresponrhntlr In ,n a.a irig
times (several hours). Many recipes simply callfor the ingredients to be put in the crock t ni hil Irr.'rprunor.'
The slow cooker can then safely be left to run unattended, makingit a convenient cooking ,,,r,'irod

2 tbs olive oil .- 1 14 A can diced tomatoes ,.hi.lncd
3 lbs chicken breasts, boneless 1 tsp dried basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste '/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
V2 tsp Chico Black Pepper L tsp dried thyme leaves .
1 small onion, chopped .
I lb fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced Directions:
2 cloves garlic, minced Add onions, to bottom of slow cooker: Add
1/4 cup flour chicken, and then top chicken y. i it i..,;nir,.'
4 dry white wine ingredients.
V cup chicken broth
2 Tbs tomattlpaste *.'""' .-'c. >.... crtcootodd lOt 7tohou rn. h-j H -,T,

2 onions; quartered 2 onions, quartered
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs paprika
2 tsp salt
2_ tsp Chico Black Peppier
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 Tbs paprika
2 tsp salt .
, tsp pepper
1 4 to 6 lb h ~ nclel pork butt or shoulder roast
2/3, cup'cider vinegar
4 tsp Wor estershire sauce
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 4 tsp sugar
'/ tsp dry mustard
/2 tsp garlic salt :
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Hamnburgr buns
Coleslaw (optional) S PO

Place onions in stoneware. Combine brown
sugar, paprika, salt and Chico Black Pepper rub
over roast. Place roast over onions. Combine
vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper
flakes, sugar, mustard, garlic salt and cayenne
stir to mix well. Drizzle 1/4 of vinegar mixture
over roast. Cover and refrigerate remaining
vinegar mixture.

Cover cook on Low 10 to 12 hours or on High 5
to 6 hours. Remove meat and onions and drain.
Chop or shred meat and chop onions. Serve mteat
and onions on buns. If desired, top sahdwicie;;,
with coleslaw. Use remaining vinegar mixture
St drizzle over sandwiches.


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