Guyana chronicle

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


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


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

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University of Florida
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friend, a disalu!ed U.S. Air Force eeran sboied
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Customs reports Guyanese drug Guyanese woman
record $70M bust suspect caught in of many aliases
record- $I M bust CWC security net I back in Barbados
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Guyanese woman of many

aliases back in Barbados

IN OCTOBER last year, a with a different name, after be-
Guyanese woman saying she ing sent out of the island.
was Angela Allen, also known It was a sad, well publicized
as Angela Brown, appeared :case in which Allen or Brown,
before the Magistrate's Court or whatever her name is, jumped
in Bridgetown. into the capital's Constitution
She was ordered deported : River to try and evade capture
'back to Guyana for returning to: by Barbados Immigration offic-
the island three times, each time ers.

Now, according to a report in
the Barbados Saturday Sun news-
paper, she is-back once again.
Barbados police do not
know how she got through the
increased scrutiny of the
island's Immigration Depart-
ment during the Cricket World
Cup period and how she was

given a 28 day stay. Normally,
when a person is deported, as
opposed to being asked to
leave, that person may not re-
enter the island.
A Barbados police source is
quoted as saying that despite
the matter being raised in. Dis-
trict A Magistrate's court in

Bridgetown, she cannot be de-
tained as yet because no charge
has been brought against her.
She would have to be
brought to court for flouting a
deportation order and presum-
ably having a false passport.
When she was before the
court in October, the Guyanese

national was told by Magistra
Christopher Birch: "Go back t
Guyana. I hope we don't se
you again."
Back then, Angela Browr
Angela Allen or whatever her nam
is, had vowed to return to Barb;
dos for the Cricket World Cup.
She has kept her promise.
Problem is, the Barbadc
Immigration Department i
clearly embarrassed about tl
matter calls to Chief Immigr
tion Officer Gilbert Greaves b
the newspaper "went unar
swered" and they would pi
doubtedly be looking for her.
Another problem is wit
her determination, can the
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Customs reports record $70M bust

Authority (GRA) has seized
more than $70M in goods in
what the authority is calling
the biggest operation in the

Guyanese shot

dead in Barbados
BARBADOS police are continuing investigations into the
shooting death last weekend or Vanburn Alexander Headley,
Media reports said the body of the Guyanese national was
Found on the compound of a guest house, where he apparently
% worked as a security guard, in the Brandons area of St Michael
The establishment lies about two miles from the capital
Bridgetown on the south-west comer of the island.
Police are treating the death as unnatural.
A source at the Gu'. an Honorary Consulate in Barbados
s.ud the Gu. ana Government mission has been in contact with
both the polce and the family in Guyana regarding the matter.
The management of the former workplace of the Guyanese
have also been contacted on behalf of the family, said the source.
It is understood attempts are being made to have the
body shipped back to Guyana for burial.

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The GRA said several per-:
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sult of the bust.
The authority said it in-
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300 cases of Red Bull were
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The GRA said the goods
were believed to be for 'high-
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MONTEVIDEO, (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush
has approved adding 4,400
more U.S. troops to a force
buildup already ordered to
try to bring security to Iraq,
the White House said yester-
Bush formally requested
about $3.2 billion to pay for the
additional deployment, even as

he and Democratic lawmakers
battle over his Iraq strategy.
In January, Bush said he
would deploy 21,500 more U.S.
troops to Iraq to try to stabilize
Baghdad and restive Anbar prov-
The new U.S. military com-
mander in Iraq, Gen. David
Petraeus, has since said more
troops will be needed in support

of that troop buildup.
Gordon Johnidroe, spokes-
man for the White House Na-
tional Security Council, said the
extra troops would include up
to 2.400 military police to
handle an anticipated increase in
Iraqi detainees.
In addition, about 2,000
more combat support troops
will be needed to bolster the

U.S., Iran trade barbed words at Baghdad talks

BAGHDAD, (Reuters) U.S.
and Iranian envoys spoke to
each other directly at a re-
gional meeting in Baghdad
yesterday but their ex-
changes dealt only with prob-
lems in Iraq and not with
nuclear diplomacy.
Iraq's foreign minister said.
the U.S. and" Iranian delegates
had a "lively exchange". All
sides said talks were construc-
tive and focused on Iraq.
The top Iranian official at
the talks said he had no one-to-
one talks with U.S. officials. He
called for a withdrawal of U.S.
forces from Iraq and rejected
charges of interference in the

"There were no one-to-one
meetings. everything was in the
framework of the meeting," said
Abbas Araghchi. deputy foreign
minister for legal and interna-
tional affairs.
Asked if he had direct talks
with the Iranians. U.S. Ambas-
sador to Iraq, Zalmay
Khalilzad, told an earlier news
conference: "I did talk to them
directly and in the presence of
others. We engaged across the
table as well."
In an interview with Tim
Russert to be broadcast this
morning on NBC'S "Meet the
Press", he said he had shaken
hands with the Iranians. *
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neighbours to help end the
bloodshed, but it was closely
watched as a rare moment for
U.S. and Iranian officials to sit
down together at a time of
growing tension over Iran's
nuclear aims.
Washington has led interna-
tional calls for tougher sanctions
on Iran over its refusal to stop
enriching uranium, which could
be used for nuclear weapons,
and it has accused Iran of back-
ing Shi'ite militias in southern
Tehran says its nuclear
programme is limited to peace-
ful power generation and denies
backing the militias.
"There is no reason why
we should interfere in Iraqi
politics other than supporting
peace and stability in Iraq,"
Araghchi said. He said he had
demanded the release of six
Iranians he said were "ab-
ducted" in Iraq by U.S. forces.

21,500. Also, 129 temporary
Dofence Department positions
are needed to help in provincial
Iraqi reconstruction.
Bush sent House of Repre-
sentatives Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, a California Democrat, a
letter revising a $100 billion re-
quest for funding the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan to take ac-
count of the $3 billion needed
for the extra troops.
"This revised request would
better align resources based on
the assessment of military com-
manders to achieve the goal of
establishing Iraq and Afghani-
stan as democratic and secure
nations that are free of terror-
ism," Bush said in his letter.
He signed it on Friday night
and released it yesterday while
on a Latin America tour.
Pelosi and other Democratic
leaders of Congress have already
raised questions about the $100
billion request and the 21,500-
troop buildup.
Pelosi, in a statement, com-
plained about Bush's vow to
veto a proposal by some Demo-
crats to withdraw all American
combat troops from Iraq by
"With his veto threat, the
president offers only an
open-ended commitment to a
war without end that danger-
ously ignores the repeated
warnings of military leaders
... that the conflict cannot be
resolved militarily," she said.

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By Aziz El-Kaissouni
CAIRO, (Reuters} Egypt said yesterday that the United
States had no right to set itself up as a global guardian of
human rights and rejected Washington's criticism of Cairo's
record, saying it was based on inaccurate information.
The U.S. State Department, in an annual report, cited Egypt
as one of several countries where observance of human rights
had deteriorated in 2006 and said violations there included "se-
vere" cases of torture.
"The United Nitions did not grant any state the right to con-
sider itself a guardian of human rights in the world," Foreign Min-
ister Ahmed Aboul Gheit was quoted as saying in a statement.
"It seems that those who prepared it (the report) are unfa-
miliar with the objective realities of some of the countries they
dealt with, including Egypt," the statement said.
Aboul Gheit said the report was based on inaccurate and
incomplete information. While Egypt and the United States were
in agreement about the importance of human rights issues, they
nonetheless disagreed "sometimes" over some of the practical -
aspects, he said,
The report, released on Tuesday, said torture and abuse of
prisoners and detainees by police, security personnel and prison
guards remained "common and persistent" in Egypt.
Egypt says it does not condone torture and -that it only
occurs in isolated instances. The Interior Ministry has said be-
fore that allegations of systematic torture were exaggerated to
tarnish the image of the police.
But both international and local rights groups say torture is
systematic iri Egyptian jails and police stations.
Human rights activists say emergency laws in place since
1981 and which allow prisoners to be held incommunicado cre-
ate a fertile environment for torture.
The journalists' rights group, Reporters Without Borders,
last year added Egypt to a list of worst suppressors of free-
dom of expression on the Internet.
Rights groups have said the recent conviction of a blogger
for insulting President Hosni Mubarak and Islam could, set a
legal precedent limiting Internet freedom in Egypt.
The report also mentioned the government's crackdown on
the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's strongest opposition group,
citing the pattern of arbitrary arrest and detention of hundreds
of the group's members.
Aboul Gheit said countries that wished to issue human
rights reports should focus on their own human rights prob-

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SBush ignores Chavez

on Latin American tour


By Steve Holland

guay, (Reuters) U.S. Presi-
dent George W. Bush stuck to
talk of trade and friendship
yesterday during a Latin
American tour, ignoring
provocations from his ideo-
logical rival, Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez.
With shouts of "Gringo, go
home!" Chavez led an anti-Bush
protest Friday night in Buenos
Aires, the Argentine capital
across the River Plate from
Montevideo, where the U.S.



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leader arrived from Brazil on a
week-long, five-nation tour. .
Bush refrained from men-
tioning his leftist nemesis when
asked after meeting Uruguayan
President Tabare Vazquez
whether Chavez should be con-
sidered a threat.
"I've cofie to South
America and Central America to
advance a positive, constructive
diplomacy that is being con-
ducted by my government on
behalf of the American people,"
Bush said.
"I would call our diplomacy
quiet and effective."
Deeply unpopular in Latin
America because of the Iraq war
and U.S. trade and immigration
policies, Bush is pushing a
softer message aimed at improv-

ing his reputation and bolster-
ing U.S. influence in the region.
Chavez blames U.S.-backed
free-market policies for increas-
ing poverty in Latin America
and has embarked on a counter-
tour during Bush's visit.
Bush travelled by helicop-
ter yesterday to meet Vazquez
at his presidential retreat in
Anchorena Park, some 125
miles (200 km) west of
Vazquez took office in 2005
as Uruguay's first leftist leader
and has carved a moderate path,
seeking to deepen commercial
ties with the United States.
Washington sees the busi-
ness-friendly socialism es-
poused by Vazquez and Brazil-
ian President Luiz Inacio Lula

Head of Argentine

statistics office quits
report umer pnces with someone re- Miceli on Friday.
-portedl close to Economy An Economy Ministry of-
RES (Reuters) iruster Felisa Miceli. facial said be could not confirm
r o Argeutiersna's Workers at the National Sta- the report.
r of Argentina's tislics Institute known as the A lower-than-expected in-
.ncu has resigned INDEC. hate said the govern- flation figure of 0.3 percent for
rfutone witho in- niert named to fudge the sensi- February aroused suspicions
a lernading neth in- e figures. among some financial analysts
a leading ne Gor ernmenl officials have that the government had tink-
Led esterda). defended the accuracy of the ered with the inflation data-
is er, the centre. February consumer price data. Argentina, LainAmerica's
ent replace the Therepor n larin said No. 3 economy, regtstered -
iaucs jgCN dee- aenc director Leho Marmora flation of 9.8 per cent in 2006
at measures con- sent a letter oi resignalion to and M123 per cent in 2005-.

da Silva. whom Bush met on
Friday. as a possible counterbal-
ance to Chavez and his leftist
Bush also declined to re-
spond to Chavez's attacks or
mention his name while speak-
ing to reporters in Sao Paulo on
Friday, focusing instead on
what he said was the U.S. com-
mitment to fight poverty in
Latin America.
Hours later, Chavez led
tens of thousands of Argentines
in an "anti-imperialist" rally.
Chavez yesterday headed to
Bolivia, where he was expected
to continue baiting Bush, who
will travel to Colombia, Guate-
mala and Mexico in coming
In Guatemala City, some
1,000 people marched to the
U.-S embassy, burned an Ameri-
can flag and an effigy of Bush
and spray-painted "Go Home
Terrorist Bush" and other slo-
gans on nearby walls Protest-
ers also threw stones and red
paintballs at a McDonald's res-
In Sao Paulo on Thursday,
Brazilian police had fired tear-
gas and used clubs against thou-
sands of demonstrators.
Despite Chavez's socialist
policies and anti-Washington
rhetoric, Venezuela is a vital oil
supplier to the United States.
En route to Uruguay, White
House spokesman Tony Snow
accused reporters of trying to
turn Bush's trip into a story
about Chavez.

Asked on the Air Force One
plane if Bush intended to ignore
Chavez's rally, Snow said: "I
don't know if you can ignore it,
but it is what it is."
The Bush administration is
looking to bolster its push for
bilateral free-trade agreements
with Latin American countries
and has offered a deal to Uru-
Vazquez has hinted he is in-
terested, which has angered
some countries in the South
American trading bloc
Mercosur, dominated by Brazil,
Argentina and new member Ven-
Mercosur, which also in-
cludes Paraguay, prohibits bilat-


eral trade pacts, instead calling
for the bloc to negotiate as a
whole. But Vazquez signalled
his interest in forging deepening
commercial ties with the United
"The road that we have
followed and discussed today
is the way we can increase
commercial trade," he said.
(Additional reporting by
Helen Popper in Buenos
Aires and Matt Spetalnick
and Kevin Gray in

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THE government's decision to establish "no
smoking zones" at all public schools and
ban the use of cell phones in classrooms, ef-
fective from the new school term in April, is a
most welcome move.
Smoking by students and misuse of cell phones, in-
cluding the conveying of .unpalatable sexual messages
and stirring discord and hate, are among contributory fac-
tors to the sad decline in morality in our schools with
outrageous multiplying effects in the broader society.
Violence in schools among students, as well as
hostility towards teachers by students, is a problem not
peculiar to Guyana. It is region-wide, as are problems
of sale and consumption of illegal drugs, such as mari-
But every society has an obligation to seriously and
methodically pursue initiatives to significantly curtail, if

not altogether eliminate such dangerous social prob-
lems. The Ministry of Education, therefore, is moving in
the right-direction to ban the use of cell phones in
classes and in imposing "no smoking zones" around
all public schools.
However, much more needs to be done, with stron-
ger, effective management at schools, with active involve-
ment of teachers, parents and, yes, students themselves,
in a moral crusade against violence, smoking, and rude
and violent behaviour at schools.
In our letters columns yesterday, lawyer Ms. Deborah
Osman-Backer, revealed her own strong views over
what's taking place in the nation's schools. She urged
the reintroduction of "moral education" in a programme
that would also include the conduct of classes/seminars
on "alternative dispute resolution for both students and
Given the fact that we are dealing with a serious na-
tional problem with the new policy on "no smoking
zones" and use of cell phones, the Ministry of Educa-
tion should engage the administrators/management of
private schools to consider their own involvement in the
Additionally, since urgent or emergency messages
could also be done through the offices of principals and/
or administrators at primary and secondary schools,
there should be time limits for general use of cell
phones, such as at official break periods.
Mature, defined rules should be established for ob-
servance of the proposed "no smoking zones" with

specified penalties for violations by students. Posses-
sion of illegal drug, arms and other dangerous weap-
ons should be quickly processed by law enforcement
agencies as part of a more vigorous campaign to weed
out such practices.
We are aware of the onerous, stressful burdens that
the nation's teachers and police have to face in coping
with the evident decay in moral standards in and out
of schools. There is also the growing cost to the gov-
ernment to maintain security personnel at schools.
But there can be no shirking of responsibilities.
Nor should excuses be substituted for more caring,
enlightened attitudes by school administrators and man-
agers; or more prompt and effective responses by the
police in dealing with violence, hooligan behaviour and
the sale and consumption of illegal drugs in and around
school premises.

Editor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
Editorial: 227-5216; 227-5204; 22-63243-9
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Fax: 227-5208
The Chronicle is at
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Guyana.






PLACING people at the cen-
tre of their strategies to
achieve a single economy is
the challenge Caribbean
Community Heads of Gov-
ernment have set
themselves for the next eight
years with a people-at-the-
centre focus.
Conscious of what they ad-
mit to be a "huge information
deficit" on both components of
the CSME single market
(which was inaugurated last
year). and single economy (to be
completed in 2015) the com-
munity leaders have cho-
sen to go on
the offensive, now armed
with a vital working tool.
Officially known as
the "Girvan Report",
authored by one of the
region's distinguished
economists, Jamaica-born
Dr. Norman Girvan, this
"tool" is a unanimously
approved document that
sets out the strategies and
programmnes to be vigor-
ously pursued for
completion in target year

aware that the goal of creating a
single economic space by 2015
would be extremely difficult to
achie,, ce.
For a start, the new strate-
gies must face the reality that
for too many community na-
tionals CARICOM is still per-
ceived more in "economistic"
terms, as noted by Girvan -
that is a community concerned
only with trade, investment and
business opportunities.
"The people" said the
Girvan report that resulted from
a series of consultations across

Without generating
support enthusiasm at Prime Minister Owen Arthur
the crucial level among Prime Minister Owen Arthur
the so-called "ordinary citi- the region for vital inputs from
zens" of the region's economic key sectors, "need to be assured
integration movement, coupled that integration will make a dif-
\v ith sustained backing from key fcrence to 'the quality of life' is-
stakcholders of the private sec- sues such as crime, health and
tor aind labotur movement, the education..."
community's governments are lFunctional cooperation.

' ;'e 6 5 27 p65 1

therefore. in non-economic
spheres of regional integration is
to be an integral part in the
implementation processes of the
"single development vision"
To judge from the decisions
and mood reflected at their 18lh
Inter-Sessional Meeting last
month in Kingstown, St Vincent
and the Grenadines with
Barbados Prime Minister Owen
Arthur steering the process as
lead head for CSME-readiness
- the community leaders have
accepted the challenge to re-
double efforts to battle both
cynicism and apprehension.
Arthur, who assumes the
chairmanship in July when Bar-
bados hosts the 28th regular an-
nual CARICOM Summit, is op-
timistic that they can beat back
the negative forces of apprehen-
sion and cynicism.
In the drive to help
counter prevailing cynicism over
the "slow pace" in implementa-
tion of decisions as well as cop-
ing with the apprehension over
likely adverse effects from in-
creased competition for jobs
and markets, new initiatives in
public education are to be un-
While the private sector has
been designated to play the
"leading role in investment and
in the ownership and
management of economic activi-
ties", a much more collective.
cohesive and sustained ap-
proach will be pursued
to achieve specific social objec-

tives in vital areas.
The cluster of objectives, as
outlined under the "social
dimension" in pursuit of
a single development vision for
the single economy, includes en-
** Adoption of "a decent
minimum wage and conditions
of work as a common standard
applied by law throughout the
** Adoption of a model of
Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) as a common standard
and also anchored in law across
participating CARICOM
** Designating the Carib-.
bean Diaspora as the fifth so-
cial partner (teaming up with the
traditional four- governments,
business sector, labour and civil
society) and adopting the prin-
ciples of a Common Diaspora
Policy (CDP) by which Carib-
bean communities abroad would
be encouraged to partner with
CARICOM in the supply of
skills, entrepreneurship, capital,
export marketing and social
** Other key features of
the "social dimension" in the
interest of giving a human
face to the single develop-
ment vision, includes legal
entrenchment of the
CARICOM Charter for Civil
Society. This was approved
10 years ago last month, but
is still without legal status.
** Integrally linked to the

CARICOM Charter with legal
status will be the adoption of a
Regional Human Rights Con-
vention that already exists in
draft form; in addition to adop-
tion of an indicative target for
investment in human capital by
member states.
This is to be focused on
the "revamping of education and
training systems to meet the



needs of the economic drivers
and to equip the youth with a
sense of regional identity and
,pride of accomplishment and
with the attitudes, skills and.
work habits needed to partici-
pate successfully in a modern
globalised economy..."
Generally speaking, the
Girvan Report on "Towards a
Single Economy and a Single
Development Vision" is quite
impressive in concepts. identi-
fication of specific strategies
and goals to achieve the eco-
nomic, social, environmental,
and governance dimensions
to consolidate and complete the
CSME by 2015.
But it is weak on the gov-

ernance dimension which is cen-
tral to the implementation of
decisions, and recognizes that
this "implementation deficit"
has to be addressed as a prior-
The report from the
Vaughan Lewis-led Technical
Working Group on gover-
nance, or what it offers as
"managing mature

I rql %

regionalism", includes
the creation of a high-level
administrative mechanism
with executive' authority to
ensure enlightened and effec-
tive management of the
community's designated re-
However, regional gover-
nance will be among key
agenda issues for the forth-
coming CARICOM
Summit in Barbados at
which, as agreed at their 18th
Inter-Sessional Meeting last
month, they would have no
alternative but to keep "mov-
ing the process forward" to-
wards making a reality of a
single economy by 2015.
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IF YOU missed me from my
regular spot here last week,
it was because I was in hid-
ing and had to keep a low
I was a man on the run
and a man on the run can't
take too many chances be-
cause he's likely to come to
serious harm, or worse.
And after the serious
calls and messages I got, me,
a man on the run, didn't take
any chances.
I had to be in hiding be-
cause of women troubles.
It seems that some
people just do not like my
choice in women.
That's the problem with a
man in my position. I try to
please all the people all the
time, but that's a tough task
and at times I can get into
trouble for trying too hard to
please everybody.
The women troubles that
put me in such serious
trouble started harmlessly.
You know me it's hard
to resist the charms of
women and as a man out to
try to please everybody all
the time, being an Editor-in-
Chief of a national newspa-
per, I try my best to do a
good job.
It was the day after that
fantastic Mash we had in
Georgetown on February 23
and, still in the heady Mash
mood, I was trying to come
up with a dazzling page one
for Sunday February 25 that
would celebrate the exuber-
ance of Mash.
I went through the tons
of photos our photogra-
phers took and picked two I
thought reflected the fine
time people had.
The trouble is that I
picked two photos of women
which I thought would grab
Well, they did grab atten-
I could tell I was on to a
good thing when the men in
our layout and production
section that Saturday night
were dribbling over the print-
outs of the next day's page
And out the paper came
the next day and the trouble
came with it.
One photo, if you remem-
ber, was the back view of a
very buxom reveller who ob-
viously had had a whale of
time, and the other was a
front view of a very well en-
dowed reveller in tiny blue
trimmings, who also, very
obviously, had a good time.
Some people were out-
raged rsut such '"m:::.,2y


t h e

could be allowed on the
front page of a newspaper.
Indecency? Well, duh. I
have seen women with less
on, on beaches and at other
street carnivals.
What about those siz-
zling music videos that domi-
nate local TV these days?
Our page one photos
that day were tame, tame,
compared to what I have
seen elsewhere, and were
taken of revellers on the
streets of Georgetown.
You really can't please
all the people all the time.
One irate person who
called, felt compelled to go
into a detailed description of
the woman whose rear view

was featured in the ph
and it wasn't a kind desc
So, what about the o
woman, I asked?
"Huh! She dress lik
clothes scarce in this co
try!" was the scathing
Well, well.
See me and my wo:
There were a lot of tI
coming in the wake of w
I thought was a nice p
one that reflected the M
That mood though, p
lot of people in some re
foul mood and I had to
a lot of those foul calls





oto, of that week.
:rip- I have a confession. I
laughed and laughed and
theirr laughed at that photo of the
back view; and I smiled and
:e if smiled and smiled at the
oun- front view photo of the
re- other.
I thought it was good
fun, but some people's fun is-
men other people's foul stuff.
It seems that there's no
hose such thing as funny foul
what stuff, judging from the run-
page ning and hiding I had to do that day
lash that week. 25) we
I had to let the heat blow early.
put a off and after rains last week, And
really here I am again, looking
field And, guess what? night ar
most The papers we printed Som

S i

y (Sunday, February
re sold out, early,

there were people
for copies Sunday
id Monday.
nothing to think

Mockery of the

justice system

time ago, I wrote about an
alarming situation deselop-
ing in the justice system in
Trinidad and Tobago when
slate witnesses were bluntly
refusing to testify in murder
and kidnapping cases result-
ing in many prosecution
cases falling apart.
Some have admired being
too scared to testify, fearful for
the lies of ihetr families: .ome
Just siimpl) turned "ho-tile'. re-
using IL gl'.e evidence if- sup-
port the prosecution'i case, and
others developed memory
Such a development has
brought condemnation and cnni-
ci'm bt magistrates and high
court judges who, without the
benefit of the testimonies of key
witnesses, have had no choice
but to set the accused free, no
one the wiser whether a guilty
man or un ,man was being put
back on the streets.
Recently, a magistrate was
moved to threaten a female wit-
ness with jail time if she did not
testify in a case.
The debacle that unfolded
in a Port of Spain court last
week when Chief Magistrate
Sherman McNicolls, the chief
complainant and star witness
for the prosecution refused to
testify in zhe criminal matter
against suspended Chief Justice
Satnarine Sharma. has no doubt
left the judicial s.vstem in the

country weakened.
It also came at a time when
the judiciary has been trying to
heal itself of some deep wounds,
trying to restore its integrity
and renew public confidence in
the judicial process
McNicolls' noise about
why he didn't want to testify
in the criminal matter sounds
hollow, doesn't seem to have no
real standing when one examines
the basis for his surprising ac-
tion and it really all adds up to
a big coward cup-out by the
Chief Magistrate
in the end, no one knows
whether the embattled Chief
Justice was guilty or not guilty
of the accusation of trying to in-
fluence McNicolls'. ruling in the
outcome of last year's corrup-
tion trial of former opposition
leader Basdeo Panday.
The entire country, from the
top down was either stunned,
angry and alarmed by
McNicolls' decision not to tes-
tify in the -rinuinal matter
against the suspended CJ, par-
ticularly as it was McNicolls
who set off the chain of events
resulting in the charge against
Sharma, %k hen he w roie a letter
of complaint to Prime Minister
Patrick Manning.
McNicolls several rea-
sons why he no longer wanted
to be the chief witness in the
criminal case.
He claimed in a letter to the
DPP that based on a Privy

Council ruling which quashed
attempt by the CJ to stop the
criminal proceedings against
him the chief magistrate felt that
the first priirilt should be the
impeachment proceedings
against the CJ and not the criini-
nal matter.:
It should also be made clear
that at the time of writingg his
letter to the DPP, Prnme Minis-
ter Manning did not as yet em-
bark on any fact-finding course
on whether impeachment pro-
Leedings should be Liken against
the CJ.
Deputy director of public
prosecutions. Carla Antoine-
Browne, pointed out as well
that nothing in the Pri'.. Coun-
cil ruling touched on'any pos-
sible impeachment trial. In fact,
daNs before he %%as due to tes-
tify in the criminal matter,
McNicolls swore to several
statements he made to the po-
So, what then is McNicolls'
reason for not testifying in the
case? So far, he has offered no
plausible explanation.
Hik puzzling actions.
though, ha\e far reaching and
serious consequences on the
country's justice sN stem that
has already been under intense
public scrutiny in recent
Presented with a situation
where McNicolls was presiding
over a case in which a key wit-
ness no longer wanted to give

e idence, what will he sa.\ '
Lindoubtedl. he would
have no moral authority to in-
struct the witness to gise evi-
dence. ha% ing been guilty of the
er, same thing. What w ill
other niagitstrates and judges sa5
to v. inesses for the prosecution
ihen the\ change their minds
about giving evidence
Well. blame McNicolls. He
has set the precedent.
I'm not sure w whether
McNicolls gaie an, coherent
thoughts on what %would be the
consequences of his action, par-
ticularh a, a high ranking figure
in the country's legal fraternity.
He should also be rermnded
of the tense siuaton which un-
folded in the countrN last year.
%when based on his letter to the
prime minister about alleged in-
fluences h\ the CJ on him and
subsequent police investigation.
an attempt was made to arrest
Sharma. Muhich dragged on into
a public spectacle
He must also be reminded of
the nmilhons of dollars that the
state spent in trying to bring the
criminal charges against the CJ
from the local courts to the
Privy Council which stemmed
from his leear to the prime mm-

about, right?
Let's see.. .Cricket World
Cup starting today.
I have to have a serious
discussion with our photog-

McNicolls must not forget.
He must live with the
"Sherman's Shame" as Martin
Daly one of the most respected
attorneys in the country de-
scribed the debacle.
And what of Sharma who
has been pleading his innocence"
Will we eier know w whether he
really tried to influence the rul-
ing in the Panday corruption
trial or whether McNicholls
made up the whole thing to put
the CJ mi more hot water with
the government'
\Ve can speculate from now
until. but nowv that the criminal
case has been disnussed, we will
neier know..
But is there any action that
the Judiciar or the police can
take against McN~icolL'O Can he
be charged siith contempt and
iasieful employment of police
Would the Judicial Services
Comnussion launch an investi-
gation into the conduct of the
chief magistrate?
McNicolls heeded calls that he should re-
sign. There are calls from some
quarters, including the opposi-
tion. that the chief magistrate
should be fired if he does not
voluntarily step down.
There's also the question as
to whether any impeachment
proceedings, if this happens.
would have been tarnished by
McNicolls' action at the courts.
Now that the criminal
charges hase been dropped
against Sharma, there is nothing
in the way stopping President
Max Richards from fully rein-
stating him into office.
But given last year's
tense situation and the vir-
tual stand-off between the
state and the Chief Justice,
l take a bet that he's likely
to irmaim suspended for a
Wb& I M j.


VM Shaief

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 11, 20(



dec isi on

- a matter of fact

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

A NEW study commissioned by the Caribbean
Hotels Association (CHA) has re-emphasised
the important role that tourism plays in the econo-
mies of many Caribbean countries, and has
pointed to opportunities for locally and regionally
produced goods and services.
The study entitled. "The Caribbean Accommodation Sector as
a Consumer of Locally Produced Goods and Services and Contribu-
tor to Government Revenues" was produced by Tourism Global
Inc with funding from the European Union (EU) and the African
Caribbean and Pacific Group.
Informed decision-making about tourism by both governments
and the private sector in the Caribbean has suffered from insuffi-
cient information based on hard evidence.
This is the second study that the CHA has commissioned re-
cently on the Caribbean tourism industry in an effort to guide deci-
sions on the basis of knowledge rather than hunch. An earlier study
conducted by the World Travel and Tourism Council in 2004, es-
tablished the considerable contribution (an average of 65%) that tour-
ism is making to the GDP of the region.
The ten countries covered by the new study are: Antigua and
Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Dominica,
Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago and the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
Guyana. which was invited to participate, declined. The new
Minister of Tourism, Manniram Prashad, who appears keen to get
the sector moving in Guyana, said this was a private sector deci-
The point of the study was to quantify what a sampling of the
hotels (small and large) in the 10 countries spends on an annual
basis on locally and regionally produced goods and services, and
their contribution to the revenues of governments.
Only 54 of the 604 hotels in the ten countries responded. Of

these the properties in the USVI and Trinidad and Tobago were
reported to be outstanding in their cooperation.
This reticence in providing information indicates two things:
the intensely competitive character of the hotel business in the Car-
ibbean, and a lack of appreciation by hotel managers and owners of
the value of research and data to their own decision-making. It is
an area in which CHA will have to work continuously in the future
to educate its members.
In any event, despite the fact that only 8.9% of the properties
responded, the study concluded that "the sample size overall was
sufficiently large to make generalizations with a level of precision
of plus or minus 5% at a 95% level of accuracy".
Some of the findings are as follows:

93% of the utilities, i.e., electricity, water and tele-
communications purchased by hotels come from the local economy
84% of services required by the hotel sector are
being purchased locally
74%1 of vegetable used by the hotel sector are pro-
duced locally
67% of dairy products are sourced locally
63% of meats are sourced locally
the hotel sector provides employment at the av-
erage rate of 2.3 employees per room, spending $61.1 per room
per day in payroll and related costs in 2005
"* The hotel sector provides direct entrepreneurial
opportunities in at least 14 areas identified in the survey e.g. taxi
concessions, water sports, spas and beauty salon, gift and craft
shops and restaurants.
But, there are areas in which the hotels could do better and
which provide opportunities for local and regional businesspeople
including fishermen, interior designers and construction firms.
For example, in a region whose waters are abundant with fish,
only 20% of hotel needs is purchased locally. The share of the
local market for fresh fruit and eggs is even worse at 16% and 10%
The hotels claim that "factors beyond their control influ-
ence their ability to procure locally, such as local supply chain

elements e.g. availability, quality, price, reliability, and lc
gistics and convenience, as well as intra-regional shipment is
sues on a regional scale".
This points, once again, to the urgent need for a regional trans
portation policy for the effi
cient and swift movement c
goods within the region, an
.. the opportunity for reliable
shipping to fill an obvious
S" void. Equally, there is need ft
Caribbean countries to develop
'. agricultural production an
marketing plans, and to dis
mantle barriers to the import-
tion of fish, fruit and eggs frol
S':regional neighbours.
Were such arrangements i
SSi place, Guyana, Dominica, S
Vincent, St Lucia and Beliz
could provide much of the fist
fruit and other agriculture
products still being imported,
by the hotel sector in the region.
The study also revealed that less than one-half (47%) of re
quirements for light manufacturing is sourced locally even though
some items are higher than the average. For example bakery has a
80% share of the market, non-alcoholic beverages 66%, uniform
60%, and printing and stationery 56%.
Expenditures on construction and fitting out of hotel plant ar
extremely low with market share at 39% locally and 8% regionally
The CHA should be congratulated for its effort to raise the b&
sis of decision-making about the tourism industry from hunch t
Now governments and the private sector should joil
them in taking advantage of the obvious opportunities t
keep more of the tourist dollar in the local and regional
(Responses to:

So 0 0 'A

By Dr. Watson Denis

WE WILL never stop saying it: the Caribbean region is
characterized by its cultural diversity, and also by its ar-
tistic, literary, and sporting prowess.
The Caribbean is always smiling, to the rhythm of its
sounds, vibrations and colours. In a word, the Caribbean
is characterized by the joy of living, which manifests it-
self notably during community get-togethers, popular
events, festivals and sporting competitions. It has always
been so before and after the arrival of Christopher Co-
lumbus in 1492.
For example, in the pre-Columbian period, it is known
that the Amerindian peoples loved to dance; this not only
had a festive or worldly aspect. but also had a religi Ous
or spiritual value.
Similarly, the Amerindians played a variety of sports.
among which were Makebari, Guamajico (played espe-
.ll)y chiA i..; and the ball game 'hat was played in
:he bateys, a rectanguli space sTurrlded by stone
posts. This sporl was played widely among the Tainos,
the Mayas and the Aztecs. It was played between two
ctams, each one with at least twelve players, mostly male.
but sometimes women played too. The teams would line
up against eacii ollcthir \ lth thie aim 1)i passing the ball
several times in tne opposillg side and thereby winning
the play.
The ball game was played \with the shoulders, the el-
ay, mhe hilp thei butt,'cks. ,ir the knees -nylthi., c,-
"-- T e .;,, ... '. "' Ltie S -ili. 10 -

riod, called areytos, the ball game brought together a large
number of people, who came to the bateys.
The playing of this sport fulfilled at least two funda-
mental objectives: it wa:, a way of resolving conflicts be-
tween tribes instead of going to war; and ;n occasion to
cement social and political relations, while having fun. The
people participated zealously in the Areytos, singing,
dancing, and making merry in all manner of ways, such
as placing bets on their favourite teams.
How the ball game played by the Amerindians re-
sembles the football played in our times in the Car-

--- The Greater

Caribbean This Week

ibbean! The love of football in the region seems to
have deep roots. Airendy. four leaIns from the Car-
ibbean islands have played in the World Cup: Cuba
(1934): Haiti (1974): Jamaica (1998): and Trinidad and
Tobago (2000).
The participation of Caribbean teams in sports
competitions. in cultural and artistic exhibitions
gives self-confidence and reinforces the feeling of
belonging to the region. Similarly. an international
literary success creates a collective happiness and
contrihules to '1 C gcneiil y of living. Thus the tlen
S";Pr:.s awarded to Caribbe n pcopl, re.preseni
n,,l* t....h."- ** 1.

safeguard and perpetuate.
This is also the case for Carnival, which is celebrated
enthusiastically in many countries of the region. Those
in Trinidad and Haiti remain very popular events.
Another event which will also be celebrated fervently
is the Cricket World Cup, which takes place in the Carib-
bean from March 5 to April 28. This event will mobilise
many thousands of people from across the globe. The
region expects to receive more than 100,000 tourists dur-
ing the competition. This will give a boost to the economy
of the region.
Such an international event, covered by the global
media, will also increase regional self-belief.
Finally, \ve must also note the participation of the West
Indies team (The Windies) in the event, representing the
whole region. This representation symbolises the unity
of the region. The regional team is not new: it goes back
to the 1890s. In this sense, the Windies is perhaps the
oldest structural organisation of lbhe Anglophone- Carib-
bean, if not of the whole of the C:ibbean islands.
The Windies have a history. The team gave immense
joy to many Caribbean people. especially in the glory
years of the 1970s.
Let's hope that in the course of this World Cup the
Windies go from success to success, to bring us even
more joy. increase our joy of living and better position
the region within the international arena.
(Dr. Watson Denis is the Political Advisor at th '
retaria of the Association r e ates.Thviews
essi d o.e .....e arilnhea N oiates. The views
c-pressed are not necessarily the official views of the
. "2. Fee.':- ". --U..." .. . to: n1-;' ,"s-',,

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INDAY CHRONICLE March 11, 2007

Driver killed as

container topples

By Shirley Thomas and
Telesha Persaud

THE driver of a container
truck transporting spare parts
from Demerara Timbers Ltd
in Kingston, Georgetown to
Mabura, was yesterday tragi-
cally killed when the con-
tainer toppled, causing him
to lose control of the vehicle
which ended up in a nearby
Dead is Akbal Hoosain, 36,
also called Fazal, a businessman
of De Hoop, Mahaica. He was
married and the father of five
children aged 3-14 years.
The accident occurred
around 09:00h on a turn on the
Supply road, East Bank
Witnesses said the driver
apparently lost control of the
vehicle as he tried to negotiate

the bend and the container
toppled, pitching the truck into
the trench.
One of Hoosain's relatives,
who visited the scene, surmised
that he might have drowned
from excessive water he swal-
lowed while trapped in the
cabin of the truck in the trench.
Hoosain's side of the cabin
was partly submerged in the
trench and he was there for a
considerable time, a witness
said. The porter, the other per-
son travelling with him, emerged
Another witness said a
passing car took Hoosain to the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation but he died shortly
after he arrived there.
The witness surmised that
the accident would have been
worse had other vehicles been
travelling in the opposite direc-

tion at the time.
He also said the track chain
which keeps the container in its
place on the trailer was not se-
cured properly inside, so that
when the vehicle took the turn,
it rolled and toppled on the
One man said the seat belt
which Hoosain was wearing had
to be cut open before he could
have been released, and his face
was in the water for a long time.
Hoosain's relatives are
grateful to the people in the
neighbourhood who tried to ren-
der what assistance they could
His sorrowing wife,
Shameeza told the Sunday
Chronicle that her husband,
who owned vehicles, was con-
tracted to fetch timber and con-
tainers for Demerara Timbers
Ltd (DTL) and was ferrying a
container of spare parts to

Mabura in Region 10 (Upper
Demerara/Berbice) when trag-
edy struck yesterday.
Shameeza said the two of
them and their children left
home at Mahaica around 07:20h
and he parked his jeep at the
DTL compound in Kingston.
She said that after pending
some time at DTL headquarters,
he set out for Mabura with the
truck hooked to the container.
Hoosain's widow said that,
using her vehicle, she set out
with the children for Coglan
Dam, West Bank Demerara,
where they had lived for years
before moving recently to
She said that in the vicinity
of the Demerara Harbour Bridge
she received a cell phone mes-
sage informing her about her
husband's accident and subse-
quent death.
Shameeza said she was

DEAD: Akbal Hoosain

shocked because she had just
left him alive and well.
She impulsively mustered
up the strength and speed and
headed to the hospital with the
She said that on the way,
she saw one of their porters in
the back of her husband's jeep,
and saw her husband's shoes.
She followed them to the hos-

pital. That was when she real-
ized that it was really true.
At the hospital she shook
him; said she saw mud in his
mouth but nothing she did
evoked a response from him.
Hoosain leaves to mourn
his wife Shameeza of 18
years, four daughters and one
son, other relatives and


Customs reports ...
(From page three)
the officers arrived, some of the goods had already been
offloaded from the vessel which made off in a bid to escape.
However, the enforcement team pursued the vessel and in-
tercepted it while it was in hiding behind an island further south
in the Demerara River, the authority said.
According to the GRA, the vessel was registered to Gopie,
a known businessman, who produced evidence that it had been
sold to Reginald Baichand, known as 'Reggie'.
It said that following the apprehension of the vessel and
the arrest of its crew, Captain Umbar Angad, and Delroy
Samaroo, Shawn Ali and Madu, the vessel was taken to the
John Fernandes Limited (JFL) wharf, where it was completely
discharged in the presence of the Captain and crew.
"The Captain signed a Notice of Seizure which was issued
for the items on board, acknowledging that the amount was cor-
rect", the GRA reported.
A search in the Land of Canaan area. it said, led to the dis-
covery of the mini-bus and car which were linked to the illegal
The GRA said the goods are secured in two Customs con-
tainers at a city wharf along with the three Canters.
The Captain of the vessel is likely to be prosecuted
shortly and the items will be sold through a bidding pro-
cess, it said.

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u SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 11, 2006

The principle of self-government

AS I write this article, I call
to mind a conversation I
shared a few days ago with a
brother from Rwanda.
We were both attending an
international mission's confer-
ence and during one of our lunch
breaks, we began talking about
the horrific genocide in his coun-
try that claimed the lives of one
million people in less than
twelve months.
What was most amazing in
our discourse was not the
graphic details of what hap-
pened that he outlined, for I
was fortunate to have viewed
the movie Hotel Rwanda. It
was the account of what
Rwanda has become since the
From this brother's account,
Rwanda has become a trans-
formed paradise. Maybe not in
an economical sense, but cer-
tainly in a social context.
There is no longer a distinc-
tion of Tutsis and Hutus. The
population has been reissued

with new passports which iden-
tifies all as Rwandese. The geo-
graphical landscape has
changed. The government has
taken the initiative to beautify
the communities. It is a crimi-
nal offence to step on the mani-
cured lawns, or to spit on the
street, or to drop a piece of pa-
per. All of these innocent or
rather irresponsible actions can
land one in jail.
To sit and hear this brother
tell of the social strides this na-
tion has made against the back-
drop of it's not so distant his-
tory is truly heart warming.
We are eternally grateful
to God that while Guyana
has had her share of prob-
lems, we have had none as
heinous as Rwanda.
But the transformation of
Rwanda was not all in the hands
of the government. Individuals,
social groups all working in har-
mony, are what turned a nation
from a graveyard to a great para-

In Guyana, there is a culture
of "waiting on government for
them to do this and do that".
While I firmly believe that gov-
ernments have responsibilities

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to discharge to its citizens, there
are things that citizens can and
must do that governments can-
not do, for the social transfor-
mation of any society.
For a nation or society to
stand under any pressure it
must have a strong foundation.
This means that every compo-
nent of society must have a
strong foundation. An indi-

vidual, a family, a church, an or-
ganization, a government, can
only stand when the pressure is
not great.
But the true strength of
anything is only known
under extreme pressure.
The pressures that we as
individuals and as a nation
are faced with today are
so intense that unless we
take time to work on foun-
dations, we as individuals
and also as a nation will
not be around for a very
long time.
I .want to boldly sug-
gest that the principles,
the foundation needed to sup-
port a free, just, prosperous and
long lasting nation are all prin-
ciples found in the word of God.
As we work to bring refor-
mation and prosperity to our
nation, the first thing we must
remember is that true change
begins internally. Nations and
governments seeking to bring
about social transformation


Guyana Revenue Authority

Transitional Arrangement Policy on Registration of Motor Vehicles and Motor

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

1. .Motor Vehicles and motor cycles exceeding 175 cc which were imported by individuals or
companies on or before December 31, 2006, for which duties and/or consumption tax was paid on
or before December 31, 2006, will be registered at the Licence Revenue Office (LRO) on a case-
by-case basis tinder the previous purchase tax regime up to and including May 31, 2007, after the
purchase tax applicable has been paid. In the case of auto dealers, a comprehensive list of all the
vehicles and motor cycles exceeding 175 cc which were imported and cleared prior to January 1,
2007, for which consumption taxes have been paid must be submitted to the LRO and the Excise
Section of the VAT/ET Department. This list, which may be subject to verification, must contain
particulars such as the chassis number, model, year of manufacture, engine capacity, duty and/or
consumption tax paid, C72 cashier's number and date of payment. This information will be used to
facilitate payment of purchase tax on these vehicles and motor cycles exceeding 175 cc up to and
includingMay 31,2007.

2. Motor vehicles and motor cycles exceeding 175 cc which do not qualify under 1 above will be
subject to the full payment of duty. Excise Tax and VAT where applicable prior to being registered.

3. With effect from June 1, 2007, all motor vehicles and motor cycles exceeding 175 cc imported will
be subject to the payment of duty. Excise tax, and VAT where applicable prior to being registered,
irrespective of any consumption taxes previously paid on these vehicles or motor cycles.

4. Motor cycles not exceeding 175 cc which were imported free of consumption taxes will now be
subject to the payment of VAT prior to being registered. Excise officers stationed at the LRO will
assess the VAT payable on these motor cycles subject to verification and approval by the Director
Excise and/or thp. A ....,,i ter, operations, VAf/ET, which will then be payable at the
VAT/ET Department prior to registration.

5. Please note that the above policies are subject to verification of the import documents, the
examination of the vehicle by LRO and Excise fiberss and the payment of the additional taxes
and/or fines/penalties in the event any discrepancies are discovered that may affect the revenue.

Please note that there will be no further transitional arrangements after the May 31, 2007 deadline or0
extension of the deadline ,or registration of motor vehicles in the above categories. This means th-i
importers MUST pay the relevant purchase taxes where necessary and re,.. -' .".. a
-o.-LCI., metr vehicles and motor
cycles exceeding 75 cc by May 31, 2007, after which Excise Tax and VAT will become payable,
irrespective o0. .y consumption taxes previously paid.

I Comn ,;sioner-Gen eral
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must recognize that they will
never accomplish their goals un-
less the people have the proper
foundation in character and
As a Guyanese and also a
Christian leader, I must confess
that I have tremendous concerns
about the way our people think.
Thinking is critical to the
lifestyle of a people.
We must remember that
good programmes and good
structures are not enough. The
best tools in the hands of the
wrong people will achieve no
good. The thinking must
The right principles and
values as foundations in in-
dividuals, families, churches,
organizations and govern-
ments will provide a strong
base allowing each compo-
nent of society, and hence
society itself to stand up un-

der any pressure.
These principles must be a
part of the lives of the people
of any nation desiring peace and
prosperity. After all, it is men
who cause governments to run.
Governments depend upon
men more than men depend
upon governments. If men are
good, then the government can-
not be bad.
Effective government there-
fore begins by an individual
learning to govern himself. The
more internal self-government a
person possesses the less exter-
nal government he needs. The
basis of self-government is obe-
dience to the Creator and His
standards of conduct found in
the Bible.
The key to more effective
governance in Guyana is not
so much in shared governance
as much as it is in self-gov-

New arrivals at

the Guyana Zoo

A GIANT River Turtle (Podocnemis expansan. three Cou-
gar cubs (Puma Concolor) and a juvenile Tapir iTapirus
terrestris) are the newest residents at the Guyana Zoologi-
cal Park.
The zoo said the juvenile Tapir which is on exhibit ;was
obtained from the Essequibo Coast where it was living in a do-
mesticated habitat.
The nine-month old animal, which weighs about 41 kgs, is
adapting very well to her new home at the zoo which has been
specially furnished to accommodate her needs.
The large Cougar exhibit is once again alive with the "exu-
berant presence of three brightly spotted Puma cubs", the zoo
It said the five-weeks old cubs are spending most of their
time familiarizing themselves with their new habitat and the
keepers who dedicate most of their time to ensuring that the
needs of the cubs are met.
'The South American Cougars are an endangered species,
and as such the Zoological Park is proud to welcome them to
our collection for the enrichment and edification of our visi-
tors", the zoo said.
The Giant River Turtle was received by the Zoological Park
on February 8, 2007 after being rescued by four men in the
The Giant River Turtle, which weighs about 36 kgs, had
gone to the sandy roadway of the Rupununi to nest.
According to the zoo, the turtle was rescued in time as a
group of persons was intent on slaughtering her.
"Upon hearing about this animal's distress, the Zoological
Park immediately began making special accommodation to re-
ceive this animal in the interest of saving her life. It was trans-
ported by a truck from the Rupununi in the company of its
four guardians to Georgetown where it was uplifted by several
representatives from the Zoological Park."
This species of turtle, the zoo said, is listed as Lower Risk/
Conservation Dependent.
It said exploitation by humans has virtually eliminated this
turtle from most of the upper Amazon River Basin, and popu-
lations across the range are much reduced. In the Guianas it is
considered to be an endangered species.
The Guyana Zoological Park said it has a special mandate
in promoting wildlife awareness/conservation and appreciation
and this "magnificent creature presently resides in our Turtle
exhibit and carries with it a tale that our efforts and those of
many in spreading the need for conservation has reached the
Visitor ,--
... uc zoo interested in viewing these new arrivals,
some of whom are still sh, need only contact the nearest
Zookeeper, Zoo Fb cation Volunteer, or staff on duty, who
would on)' 'oe very willing to explain the characteristics and
the %gimes of these ne', additions
As part of its objective to continuously enrich its ex-
hibits, the GuN4pa Zoo said it expects- in the very near fu-
ture to add 4, Giant River Otter (Pteronura brasiliensisl
'and atGbh".Anteater(Myrmeeophagatridacty la).


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 11, 2006 11

ew board of Directors

The CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF INDIGENOUS BANKS INC. ((AIB) is delighted to announce the Board of Directors and sub-committees that will
provide the association with strategic oversight and direction for the period November 2006 to November 2008.

Mr. Michael Archibald Republic Bank (Guyana) Ltd.

Vice Chairman
Mr. Wayne Wray First Global Bank Ltd.

Immediate Past Chairman
Mr. Hanzel Manners The Bank of Nevis Ltd.

Committee Members

Mr. Ormond Williams
Mr. Brian Stuart-Young (co-opted)
Mr. Dirk Smith
Mr. Michel Williams

Cayman National Bank
Global Bank Ltd.
First Citizens Banks Ltd.
National Bank of Dominica

Mr. Robert LeHunte (co-opted)
Mr. John Tracey (co-opted)
Mr. Jimmy Bousaid
Mr. Winston Hutchinson

Barbados National Bank Inc.
Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Ltd.
Hakrinbank NV
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd.

At the 44th Meeting of the Board of Directors, the following sub- committees were appointed to serve the board:

2007AGM & Conference




Mr. John Tracey (co-opted) Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Ltd. (GBTI)

Mr. Brian Stuart-Young (co-opted)
Mr. Robert LeHunte
Mrs. Sharon Christopher (co-opted)
Mr. Daryl White (co-opted)

Mr. Victor Eudoxie
Mr. Michael Archibald

Global Bank of Commerce Ltd.
Barbados National Bank Inc.
First Citizens Bank Ltd.
RBTT Bank Ltd.

Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd.
Republic Bank (Guyana) Ltd.

Finance &

Mr. Wayne Wray

Mr. Winston Hutchinson

Mr. Michel Williams

Membership & Services
Chairman: Mr Dirk Smith
Mr Ormond Williams
Mr. Jimmy Bousaid

First Global Bank Ltd.
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
National Bank Ltd.
National Bank of Dominica

First Citizens Bank Ltd.
Cayman National Bank Ltd.
Hakrinbank NV

Further, based on the feedback from the 2006 Conference and the Comprehensive Membership Survey, the advocacy sub-committee has been
charged with four critical Strategic Initiatives falling under the following headings:

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/ Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) / Correspondent Banking
Base 11 Capital Accord Implications
CARICOM Financial Services Agreement/ Investment Code
Eastern Caribbean Currency Union Harmonization of Laws, the likely impact

The Chairman of the Board is also delighted to advise that the 34th Annual General Meeting & Conference will be held in Guyana from the
S11' to 15th November, 2007.


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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 11, 2007

Manickchand says...

Dark shadows over achievements

towards gender equality

By Clifford Stanley

THE achievements of
Guyanese women in pursuit
of gender equality in recent
years are cause for great cel-
ebration but the persistence
of violence against them and
girls casts a dark shadow over
those gains, Minister of Hu-
man Services and Social Se-
curity, Ms. Priya

Manickchand has said.
According to her, women
need to join hands and "walk the
talk" to ensure that the dark
cloud is pushed back and all can
benefit from an environment of
respect and the opportunity to
reach their full potential-
The minister made the re-
marks at a seminar in Region
Five (Mahaica/Berbice, Friday.
ahead of the observance of In-

international Women's Day on
March 8.
She spoke in the board-
room of the Regional Demo-
cratic Council (RDC), at Fort
Wellington, West Coast Berbice,
where the participants included
representatives of women's
organizations throughout the re-
gion as well as schoolgirls from
two leading secondary schools.
The event was organized and

Procurement of Customer Information System for Loss Reduction
Management Programme LO-1 103SF-GY

This Invitation for Pre-qualification follows the general procurement notice for
this project that appeared in Development Business of March 16, 2002 UNDB
on-line and in the Bank's Internet Website.

The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana 'as re:.ei. ed 'nancing
from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the Unserved Areas
Electrification Programme (UAEPi- it is intended that part of the proceeds of
this financing be applied to payments under the contract for co*,.'.T ert of a

GUYANA Power & Light (GPL} inc. (the Employer) intends to pre-.?.a ,
contractors/firms for the procurement of the Customer formation System.

This contract wei be ;-:. financed by the mnter-Am erca Devar opmer: Banr
(IDB) and the Government of Guyana (GuGi, and te cre-quafiCtion- ":.:
will! e conducted .'. the re ] t...-. and procedures apigca a toi DB ; :..-
countries as specified the :'B s Poices for th ?-c7remen: of 53Gcs.
Bidding s open to a!i e ;- source countries.

Interested applicants may obtain further information from. and -. seC Pre-
Qualification documents during business hours at the office of:
Project Implementation Unit (UAEP)
232 Middle St., Georgetown, Guyana
A copy could be downloaded from the PUBLiCAeTC:S nk on 'JRL

A complete set of pre-quaificatron documents in the E, 'Language ray be
purchased on sb, ._:.r. of a "'". appilcatior from. S,: :-s &
Inventory Manager. GPL, 40 Main St. ecrg - G.- r- South America. A
non-refundable fee of TWent; Thousand Guyana T' .'K: '.0 GC-U or
equivalent in any freely c: ,' .,' i: currency is required.

Applications for pre-qualification should be submitted i sealed -r._"Op',-
before 09:00h on Tuesd j._ i:,: 4 T ApR",as,.-5 mPst be addressed as
follows and delivered to the T?:.e- ?.:
The 20r ,,,3;.
National Board of :- .. erp:n & Tender Admiis ration
Ministry af Finance. Mai & Urquhart Sts,
S: e rica.


hosted by the Regional Women's
Affairs Committee under the
theme 'Ending impunity of vio-
lence against women and girls'.
Manickhand traced the rise
in prominence of women in
Guyana from the 1840s to date
and said: "We, today, are ben-
eficiaries of the activism of our
foreparents, the courageous
women who struggled against
colonialism and the discrimina-
tion which hindered their growth
as women."
She continued: "We must
honour such women as Janet


lagan- Jane Phillips-Gay and
Winifred Gaskin, who fought
for rights such as adult suffrage
and the right to vote. They have
made a significant contribution
and it is now up to us to take
on the mantle like a relay race
and move forward."
Manickchand remarked
that. had it not been for the
courage ot those early fighters,
many women. like herself, might
not have been able to reach the
teveb from which they now
But she added: "Regretta-
My. though- despite our achieve-
ments.. women. young girls and
children still face domestic and
other forms of violence."
Manickchand said 28

women were reported killed in
2006 despite all the years of
talking and other action about
eradicating violence against
women and girls.
"Coming here and talking
about it, year after year, is a
waste of time. More has to be
done," she declared, challeng-
ing those in" the audience to

Corbin for South

Africa meeting
LEADER of the People's National Congress Reform, Mr. Rob-
ert Corbin is due to leave tomorrow for the 7th annual con-
ference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank in
Capetown, South Africa on March 15-17.
The party said the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank
(PNoWB) is an independent non-governmental organization regu-
lated by the French Law of 1901 and is gathering more than 1,000
parliamentarians from i!0 countries.
It was founded in May 2000 as an informal network of indi-
vidual parliamentarians, to strengthen accountability and transpar-
ency in international financial institutions in general and in the bank,
the PNCR said.
PNoWB also has Local and Regional Chapters in India, Ja-
pan, East Africa, West Africa, the Middle East and North Af-
rica and the Balkans and anticipates launching a Latin America
and Caribbean Chapter as well as a Southern Africa and South
East Asia Chapters, in the coming year, the party said.

make a decision to inform
themselves about the problem,
agree what the solutions are
and do all they can to ensure
that similar seminars are no
longer necessary.
Manickchand said the gov-
ernment is committed to main-
taining an environment in which
the issue can always be effec-
tively addressed.
Resource persons for the
one-day programme included
Women's Affairs Committee of-
ficials in Region Five, Ms.
Sandra McLean and Ms. Sandra
Baldeo and Administrator of the
Women's Affairs Bureau
(WAB), Ministry of Human
Services and Social Security.
Ms. Hymawattie Lagan.
The participants discussed
aspects of violence against
women and girls and made rec-
ommendations as to how those
issues could be addressed.
Their proposals are to be
forwarded to the WAB for in-
corporation into a national plan
for the eradication of domestic
violence, Lagan said.
Manickhand said the plan
is being drafted and should
be in effect from about the
middle of this year.

I A 0 I

We have made significant progress during
_.7'6 the past years: a high economic growth rate
averaging over 6 per cent with equity -- social
justice and eco-justice -- for which my
government has been praised by the IDB, the
World Bank, the European Union, UNDP, UNICEF
and the last two US Ambassadors. An IDB
consultant said that "we are a small country with
k big ambitions ... a shining example of a country
.. on its way out of th, abyss." ..


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By Janet Jagan

I USED to think that
Valentine's Day was a joyful
day, one to take note of and
do something pleasant on
that day.
I can remember as a child
at school we used to make
Valentine cards, using lacy
paper that is usually connected
to cake and sweet things.
Receiving a Valentine's card
with a "guess who" as a
signature, was always exciting
and caused endless guessing
about who had left it on my
school desk.
In later years, there were
gifts on Valentine's Day and
cards for my children, then my
I But on Valentine's Day
1997, the worst possible thing
took place.
The day was ending
pleasantly and comfortably. I
was on the third floor of State
House, the living quarters of the
official residence. My husband,
Cheddi came home late in the
afternoon after a hard day at the
Office of the President and
climbing the three flights -of
He deposited his pile of
papers on a table and sat down
near me. Our dog, Terror and our
cat, Elvis came to play under his
feet. They were fun to watch in
their love-hate relationship.
sometimes, cuddling together
and sometimes snarling at one
another. Then he left for his
study and I brought him his
dinner there. -
At midnight, I was
awakened by Cheddi. He said he
wasn't feeling so well and had
tried to telephone our doctor,
Dr. Hughley Hanoman, but the

phone wasn't working. He
telephoned his nephew who
contacted two doctors who
came over to State.House to
examine him. It was decided that
he should go to hospital for
But our medical services
were not what they are today.
There was no ambulance. I
remember that we put Cheddi in
a Berbice chair and the guards
carried him down the three
flights of stairs and into a car.
He was taken to the Public
Hospital and placed in the
Intensive Care Unr.
Thus began the almost
three weeks of sorrowing,
pain and uncertainty that led
to his demise on March 6,
1997. All during his travail,
he remained the Cheddi we
all knew and loved. He never
complained, he never asked
for anything, he smiled and
was always contained, trying
at his best to comfort his
sorrowing family, never
adding to our distress by
appearing to be in pain or
When he could not speak,
due to a tube in his throat, he
gave no evidence of hurting, but
wrote notes to assure us all.
He died as he lived -
composed, kind, understanding,
not allowing his pain, his
obvious discomfort, his
knowledge that he knew he
could not come out alive to add
to the awful pain his family felt.
As we commemorate the
10th anniversary of his
death, he remains alive in
the hearts and minds of so
many Guyanese for who he
was, what he did and how he
conducted himself
throughout his life and when

he reached the zenith of his
political life. He was a
simple, yet profound man, a
kind and gentle person who
could be strong and
demanding when he was
fighting for the rights of
oppressed people; he was an
impressive public speaker
who could influence
thousands, yet he consulted
all and sundry, from the
porter to the academic, on
issues that he considered

important and not for one
man's decision alone.
His legacy is for all to see
and know. But what is more
important is the love that so
many .had for him and still
For me, Valentine's Day
is the day that always
reminds me of the loss of a
great man, a loving husband,
brother and father, father not
only of his two children,-but
of the nation.

The final

journey home

By Odeen Ishmael .
THURSDAY, March 6, 1997
had arrived. It was twenty five
minutes past midnight in
Washington as I made a tele-
phone call to Prime Minister
Sam Hinds.
Only two minutes before
President Cheddi Jagan had
passed away at the Walter Reed
Army Medical Center, located
just outside Washington DC.
I had left the President's

bedside a few hours before
where his immediate family
had gathered to await his
final moments. The doctors
had already told us since two
days before that he was just
clinging on to life and that
soon he would slip away.
Earlier on the afternoon of
March 51 went to the hospital
where the doctors felt that he

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and an intervening Special General Meeting
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The final journey home

From page 13

would not survive the night.
Before I left for home, I ai
ranged with Mark Brancie,
Nadira's husband, to telephone
me immediately after the doc
tors pronounced the President'
At the Embassy in Wash
ington, we had, from there
days before, already corn
menced preparations for thi
eventuality. Mrs. Janet Jaga
had discussed with me plan
for preparing and transport
ing his body back home. I ha
also discussed the logistic
with the hospital authorities
the U.S. State Departmen
and the Guyana Governmeni
Out of my discussions a se
nior protocol officer of th
State Department, Mrs
Maria Sotheropoulos, was as
signed to help with official
Around midday on Marc
3, Mrs. Sotheropoulos informed
me that President Clinton wa
offering an American military
plane to fly the body- and ac
companying relatives t
Guyana. In addition, the U.S
Government would hold a cei
emony and grant military
honours just before the plane'
I thanked her for this of
fer of the U.S. plane, but in
formed her that the Guyan
Government would prefer us
ing a Guyana Airways air
craft. And since it would hav
to land at Andrews Air Force
Base in Maryland, I request
her assistance in obtainin
clearance and landing right
from the appropriate author
At the Embassy, despite
the gloom of the impendin
situation, we were still involve
on March 5 in concurrent mee
ings of the Permanent Counc
of the Organisation of America
States and the Summit Implh

mentation Review Group.
While I was at the summit meet-
ing in the morning session,
r- Gillian Rowe and Tavita
r, Hannif, the two Foreign Service
e officers at the Embassy, alter-
- nated attendance at the other.
Is I had also sent another staff
member,' Ann Ramlogan-Rice,
- along with Sheik and Tabitha.
e Ishmael, a Guyanese couple liv-
1- ing in Washington, to check out
is three different funeral homes
n which the State Department had
s recommended. They finally as-
t- sured me that the Hines-Rinaldi
d Funeral Home in Silver Spring,
s Maryland, would provide the
s, best service.
it Actually, the small Em-
t. bassy staff worked assidu-
. ously to handle the extraor-
e dinary situation we faced. In
. particular, my confidential
- secretary, Mrs. Annette Har-
l ris, was in constant contact
with the State Department on
h logistical matters and had an
d uncanny ability to locate per-
is sons in the U.S. government
y with whom I needed to speak
- urgently. She, as well as the
o others, also fielded numerous
S. calls from newspapers and ra-
r- dio stations and Guyanese in
y the United States and else-
's where seeking updates on the
President's condition. And as
fr- night descended, numerous
2- calls for updates poured in to
a my residence in Bethesda,
s- Maryland, where my family
r- took turns to answer the
e phones. '
e The two drivers, Vinnay
d Massey and Raj Rathor (both
g non-Guyanese), were especially'
s helpful as they worked long
i- hours in transporting the
President's family to various
e points in the Washington area.:
g And with my own hectic sched-
d ule during the period, including
t- making snap visits to the hos-
il pital even late in the evenings,
n Vinnay was especially efficient
e- in getting me to my destinations

through clever manoeuvring
through the sometimes con-
gested traffic.

Death of the President
But now death had finally
arrived. The life of one of the
world's legendary fighters
against colonialism had come to
an end. My conversation with
the Prime Minister did not last
long. I informed him of the
President's death and told him
that it was important that he
should announce this informa-
tion to the Guyanese people as
quickly as possible.
Within five minutes, I made
quick calls to the Head of the
Presidential Secretariat, Dr.
Roger Luncheon, (who told me
that Mrs. Jagan had just spoken
.with him), Information Minis-
ter Moses Nagamootoo, and
presidential advisors Kellawan
Lall and Navin Chandarpal. A
separate call to Foreign Minis-
ter Clement Rohee did not go
through, and no one was an-
swering the phones at Freedom
House when I called there.
Since it was important that
news of the President's death
should be announced immedi-
ately, I expressed to both the
Prime Minister and Dr. Lun-
cheon my concerns over any de-
lay in releasing this news es-
pecially since the Guyana radio
stations were not yet broadcast-
ing at that time of the morning.
As a result, it was agreed that I
should make the announcement
in Washington immediately.
This I did when Reuters'
correspondent Sharief Khan
telephoned me from Guyana at
abont 12.40 a.m. (1.40 a.m.
Guyana time). I was at the time
checking the "wire" services on
my computer and, amazingly,
within two minutes, I read the
Reuters report of the President's
Immediately after, a
number of news services
based in the U.S. telephoned

me. Rohit Jagessar of RBC
radio in New York also called.
and he was able to broadcast
our conversation to his lis-
tening audience. He had spo-
ken to me almost every
evening night "on air" from
around the time the Presi-
dent was taken to the Walter
Reed Memorial Hospital.
I also received calls from the
Guyana Broadcasting Service
and the Caribbean News"
Agency (CANA) and the BBC.
Knowing that there was a tough
day ahead, I tried to get some
sleep, but the telephone calls
kept coming in, not only from
the media, but also from
Guyanese in the U.S., Canada,
the Caribbean and Guyana who
wanted verification of the
President's death. My wife
Evangeline and my children,
Safraz and Nadeeza, helped ef-
fectively through the rest of the
night in providing information to
those who called.

Preparations in
A chilly but sunny Thurs-
day morning crept in on the
Washington area. Just after
seven o'clock Dr. Luncheon
faxed a copy of a tentative fu-
neral programme and he fol-
lowed up with a call asking me
to pass the plan to Mrs. Jagan
for her comments. This original
plan called for shipment of the
body by Guyana Airways on
Saturday, lying in State on Sun-
day, State funeral at Parliament
on Monday and cremation on
Tuesday. Kellawan Lall also
phoned information that the
Cabinet met very early that
morning and that Sam Hinds
had been sworn in as President.
At around nine o'clock
my wife and I went to Mrs.
Jagan's living quarters at the
hospital to discuss the fu-
neral arrangements with her.
Also there with her were her
children, Joey and Nadira,
and son-in-law Mark
Brancier. Mrs. Jagan did not
want to wait for Saturday and
preferred the plane to come

the following morning (Fri-
day). She also expressed
some disagreements with the
tentative funeral programme
and telephoned Dr. Luncheon
to suggest some changes. I
took the opportunity then to
inform the family of the fu-
neral home which would pre-
pare the President's body for
shipment to. Guyana.
Regarding this preparation,
Mrs. Jagan asked-me to pur-
chase a white long-sleeved shirt-
jac for the President. At 10.30
a.m. my wife and Lleft.the hos-,
pital and proceeded to Hines-
Rinaldi Funeral Home where I
had asked Ann (from the Em-
bassy) to meet us. There we
made arrangements with the di-
rector of the establishment for
the body to be picked up from
the hospital morgue and to be
prepared for shipment. We ex-
amined a choice of caskets, and
it was my wife who finally se-
lected one with a glass window
in the upper half which we
thought was the best for the
public viewing of the deceased
On leaving the funeral home,
we checked for white long-
sleeved shirt-jacs but could not
find any at the department
stores and small clothing stores
we visited. Knowing that shirt-
jacs or guayaberas were plenti-
ful in Florila, I telephoned
Hilton Ramcharitar, our Honor-
ary Consul in Miami, to find
one in a hurry. He said he
would get one and send it by
special delivery on American
Airlines that afternoon. In the
meantime, Ann was making calls
to some Guyanese nationals in
the Washington metropolitan
area to help find a white long
sleeved shirt-jac. Soon after, we
received a call from Mrs. Rohini
Sharma of the Hindu Society in
Silver Spring who said she had
found one. Ann hurried to Sil-
ver Spring to collect the shirt-
jac and then to the hospital
where Mrs. Jagan gave her a few
items of the President's cloth-
ing all of which she dropped
off at the funeral home. In the

meantime, I called Hilton
Ramcharitar to cancel his ar-
By midday I returned to
the hospital with some
documents (given to me by
the funeral home director)
for Mrs. Jagan to sign. These
pertained to applications for
a death certificate and the
permits to move the body
from the hospital morgue. I
dropped off these signed
documents to the funeral
home on the way back to the
Embassy. Within an hour, the
director of the funeral home
telephoned to inform me that
the body was already being
embalmed. By this time, I
received news from
Georgetown that the Guyana
Airways plane would be
arriving in Washington on
Friday morning.
Initially, I had intimated to ,
the funeral home that shipment
to Guyana would be on Satur-
day morning (March 8), but
now that Mrs. Jagan wanted
this to be done one day earlier
(Friday, March 7), I had to in-
form the funeral home of this
change in plan. The director was
most willing to help and he told
me not to worry. However, this
proved to be a great disappoint-
ment for the Guyanese nation-
als in the Washington area who
had hoped that a Saturday de-
parture would allow them to
pay their respects during a
public viewing of the President's
body on Friday.

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everything was moving at this
fast pace, a problem cropped
up. At around 3.00 p.m., the
State Department began to
see difficulties in obtaining
the permit f6r the plane to
land at Andrews Air Force
Base. Apparently,. the State
Department officials were
under the impression that it
was a commercial flight.
They had been informed by
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The final journey home

From page 14

the U.S. Embassy in Guyana
that 121 persons were listed
in the flight, but somehow
they did not understand that
these persons would form the
official escort to take the
body back to Guyana. Most
likely, the State Department
Officials thought that these
persons were passengers on a
regular flight.
Ia made a series of telephone
calls to Mrs. Sotheropoulos at
Protocol, the Department of
Defense and officials at the
White House to clear up this is-
sue, while Dr. Luncheon dis-
-ussed it with the U.S. Ambas-
sador in Georgetown. Eventu-
illy, the matter was settled by
5.00 p.m. when the bureaucrats
finally understood the purpose
of the flight. -
Originally, the plane had to
Jepart from the Air Base by
8.30 a.m. But since President
Clinton's special representative
Pt the departure ceremony could
not be there before that time, the
Department of Defense and the
State Department agreed to ex-
tend the departure time to 10.00
Earlier that Thursday after-
noon, Mrs. Sotheropoulos had
dropped in at the Embassy to
inform- me that the departure
ceremony at Andrews Air Force
Base would include speeches by
Mr. John Hamilton, Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for
,eatin America and the Carib-
bean, who would also be repre-
senting President Clinton, and
Mr. Reepu Daman Persaud, the
Minister of Agriculture of
Guyana, who would be the head
of the official party coming
from Georgetown. There would
also be a U.S. honour guard and
a 21-gun salute would be given.
She said the hearse would also
be escorted by military outrid-
ers from the funeral home to
Andrews Air Force Base.
Just after 7.00 p.m., the di-
rector of the funeral home tele-
phoned to say that the body
was already embalmed and that
he had all the necessary permits,
including the certified and nota-
rized death certificate, required
for the shipment of the remains
to Guyana. He informed me that
by eight o'clock on Friday
morning the hearse would be at
Andrews. With this information
at hand, the Embassy made ar-
rangements for a limousine ser-
vice to pick up Mrs. Jagan and
her family from Walter Reed and
'transport them to the Air Base
in the morning.
Meanwhile, the Embassy
,staff members were busy as,
ever finalising all the logistics.
The main problem that re-
mained was to get permits from
the Department of Defense for
Guyanese nationals who
wanted to go to Andrews for
the departure ceremony on Fri-
day morning. In addition, we
were also receiving calls from
relatives of the President who
wanted to travel on the plane
to Guyana. These lists had to
be prepared and sent to the
State Department, and con-
stantly we had .to make changes
as new names were added. Nu-
merous calls were also coming
from government officials in
Guyana. By 9.00 p.m. when we
believed that all the logistics
were finally covered, the staff
departed for home. I made a fi-
nal check with the funeral home
at around 10.30 p.m. and was
assured by the director that ev-
erything was in order.

Andrews Air Force
A biting wind blew across
the sunny landscape on Friday
morning as my family and I de-
parted for Andrews where I
would join the plane for the jour-
ney to Guyana. We arrived at
around 8.30 at the same time as
Mrs. Jagan Janet and her fam-
ily. Waiting for us was Mrs.
Sotheropoulos and two other
officers from State Department
Protocol. The GAC Boeing 757
had already arrivedand was
standing on the tarmac with the
black glimmering hearse parked
beside it.
We went into the small'de-
parture lounge which was
n-rko/^af wi,;th ni-.rqc^ inohi.,/-ina.

Ministers, government and op-
position parliamentarians, mili-
tary and police officers and me-
dia representatives who had ar-
rived from Guyana to escort the
body home. Some of the Jagan
relatives from various parts of
the United States were also
there to join the flight to
Guyana. In addition, there were
UN Ambassador Rudy
Insanally, High Commissioner to
Canada Brindley Benn and Con-
sul General in New York
Brentnol Evans, who had all ar-
ri'ved in Washington the evening
before to travel to Guyana for
the funeral. Among them were
about thirty Guyanese residing
in the Washington area who had
come to bid final farewell to the
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deceased President.
The lounge was strangely
quiet and all had sombre expres-
sions, understandably indicative
of the occasion. I greeted many
members of the Guyanese con-
tingent, and explained the
programme for the departure
ceremony to the Ministers.
Their facial expressions revealed
that they were deeply affected
by the passing of their President
and political leader. Sash Sawh,
the Minister of Livestock and
Fisheries, was particularly emo-
tional and he hugged me and
wept bitterly.
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tary officers escorted me to the
hearse to ensure that the casket
containing the President's body
was properly draped with the
Guyana flag. My son wanted to
go with me and I obtained the
officers' permission for him to

do so. With the funeral home
director and his assistants, we;
ensured that everything was in.
order. At the same time, 36
GDF soldiers, resplendent in
green camouflage uniforms and
red berets, exited the plane and
arranged themselves in guard of
honour formation near the air-:
craft. They had come to a for-
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their Commander-in-Chief back'
home. A contingent of U.S. mili-
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uniforms and blue coats, and a
military band had already placed
themselves also a separate.,
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in military attire befitting a
tropical climate but exhibited no
outward sign of discomfort on
that cloudless, cold, wintry
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Secretary of State, spoke for
the U.S. Government and ex-
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IN THE post-colonial period,
third world countries began to
experience the need to estab-
lish their own set of creditable
This is particularly true of
the Caribbean region which
emerged out of thle exploitative
systems of slavery and
indentureship. In the first full
blush of administrative freedom
they therefore di'pl., ed a ten-
dency to pronounce almost pre-.
cipitately on a new pantheon of
local heores.
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ness. achieved national accep-
tance while others- because of a
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cesses of British colonialism.
western imperialism and its lo-
cal manifestations. be it planta-
tion colonial oligarchy or neo-co-
lonial authoritarian rule.
He experienced the wrath of
the Anglo-American alliance and
local reactionaries in the 1950s
and 1960s and with remarkable
patience and persistence he en-
dured twenty-eight years in the
political wilderness while never
once doubting the righteousness
of his cause and with the firm
belief that time and history were
on his side. With a wave of new
consciousness and rigorous
steps for the restoration of de-

mocracy there came the inevi-
table vindication of this great son
of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan, as the
legitimate representative of the
popular will of the people when
in 1992 he swept the polls.and
emerged as President of Guyana.
He immediately started a
rebuilding and re-healing process
with emphasis on national con-
sensus. His eventual passing in
- March,1997 was a mortal blow
'to the nation as was evidenced
in the spontaneous overflowing
of national grief which swept the
land of his birth. Indeed, Dr.
Cheddi Jagan was an extraordi-
narily gifted man. the Father of
our Nation, the like of whom we
may never again see in our life-

Dr. Cheddi Jagan. son of
East Indian indentured
labourers, was born at Port
Mourant, Corentyne Coast on
March 22, 1918. His parents
were staunch Hindus and he
himself acknowledged attend-
ing many Hindu festivals as a
little boy. He received his pri-
mary education at the Port
Mourant Primary School and
Rose Hall Scots School respec-
tively. He then pursued his
secondary education at R.N.
Persaud's private Secondary
School. Port Mourant, the only
secondary school in the area
at the time, and at the age of
fifteen he continued his sec-
ondary career at the presti-
gious Queen's College in the
* city of Georgetown. This was
the colony's premier second-
ary school and.entry to that
institution at the time was the
almost exclusive preserve of
the urban social upper class.
There he had a distinguished
academic career culminating
in successes at both the Oxford
and Cambridge Certificate ex-
aminations. This was certainly
no mean feat by a 'country boy'
in a big city at that juncture
of our colonial history.
It is important to under-
stand the socially fragmiiented
nature oii the colinial Brilish

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Guiana of Jagan's formative
years. The colony was rigidly
segmented into two distinct so-
cial groupings. One was Euro-
pean and white-oriented and
which enjoyed immense social,
economic and political privileges
and the concomitant hegemony.
The other was largely Afro-
Asian and in the main, identified
with "poverty,.ignorance, limited
opportunities and systematic
Fundamentally, both groups
evolved from the plantation
economy which determined their
respective socio-economic and
political consciousness.
Colonialism imposed the in-
stitutionsi of slavery and
indentureship in Guyana
thereby providing the impetus
for. and shaping the develop-
ment of both the economy and
ociCA.\. For ai lon time he cul-
livaiiom ofi suar cane and the
inanoufacture of raw s0ugr for ex-
port completely dominated rural
life. According to Jagan himself
"'Everything revolved around
s gar. and the sugar Manters
seemed to own ithe vworid. The
plantation was indeed a world of
its own. Or rather it sas two
worlds: the world of exploiters
and the world of the exploited:
the world of w'hiecs and' the
world of non-whites".
Emerging Irom this stultify-
ing rural environment with its
social impositions and restrictive
opportunities and his outstand-
ing academic achievements at
Queens College. the young
Cheddi Jagan. in his quest for ex-
cellence, sailed to the United
States of America in September.
1936. There he successfully
completed a two year pre-den-
tal course at Howard University.
In 1938 he gained entry to
North-Western University for a
three year dentistry programme.
Simultaneously. he pursued stud-
ies in the Social Sciences at the
Y.M.C.A. Chicago and in 1942
he secured both the Degree in
Dental Surgery (DDS) and his
Bachelor of Science Degree
.lagan s sojourn in the

The final ourney-home

From page 15
sympathy to Mrs. Jagan and her family and to the Government and people of Guyana. He also
noted Dr. Jagan's important role in Guyana and the Caribbean and his close ties with the United
States since he was elected President in 1992.
Minister Reepu Daman Persaud. responding on hchai' of the Guyana Government, thanked the U.S.
Government for its efforts to save our President's life. lie expressed special appreciation to the Walter
Reed doctors two of whom were present for their sierfing and valiant efforts. And speaking for the
Jagan family, Joey Jagan also thanked both the 'U.S. and Guyana Governments for all 1..' had done for
his family during the crisis days. Hle could not hold back the tears as he read a poem in tribute to his
With this part of the activity over, everyone then proceeded to the tarmac where the military band
played a slow but touching rendition of the Guyana national! anthem. This was followed by a 21-gun
salute from five cannons booming behind the plane. The U.S. honour guard then removed the flag-draped
casket from the hearse and loaded it on the plane.
immediately after, the Guyanese civilian contingent boarded ihe plane to be followed a few minutes
later by the GDF honour guard. The U.S. military honour guard remained in position as the senior pro-
tocol officer escorted Mrs. Jagan up the stairs. As the Ambassador. in keeping with protocol an'rrange-
ments. I was the last to board.
A flight attendant closed the plane door and the stairway outside was wheeled away. The
Guyana Airways jet taxied to the southern side of the air base and turned on to the main run-
way. Just about half past ten it revved its engines and sped towards the north. In less than a
minute it was climbing in the clear azure sky and banking south-east towards Guyana.
President Cheddi Jagan was making his final journey home.
(Note: The writer was Guyana's Ambassador in Washington, at the time of Dr. Jagan's
hospitalisation and ultimate death at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.)


United States. of America was
not limited to classroom activity.
It exposed him to the contempo-
rary ferment of a tormented
American society and.he de-
parted America as an individual
committed to the liberation pro-
cess and to anti-colonialism.

During the spring of
1943 and while Dr. Jagan
was still in Chicago, he f
met his wife, the former
Janet Rosenburg. They
got married in August of
that year at a simple cer-
emony at Chicago City
In October, 1943 Dr.
Jagan returned to his
homeland. He set up his
dental surgery at 69 Main -4
Street, in the heart of the
Garden City. There he
quickly established him- -
self as a leading dentist
and at the same time he
got increasingly interested
in trade union activities
and in the roles of organi-
.ations like the League of
Coloured People and the British
Guiana East Indian Association.
The Carnegie. Library soon be-
came the centre for weekly
stimulating discussions involving
young radicals and intellectuals
and Dr. Jagan's contributions
were always pertinent and intru-
sive. At this early stage it was
clear that the young dentist was
emerging as a prominent socio-
political advocate.
Dr. Jagan rose to the posi-
tion of Treasurer of the Man
Power Citizens Association
(MPCA). the then recognized
union in the sugar industry, but
he was eventually disappointed
in the union's performance in
terms of effective representative
for its membership. The union
was widely seen as a 'company
union' with union leaders more
or,less collaborating with the
planting interests of the day in-
stead of providing effective rep-
resentation to its membership.
In 1946 Dr. Cheddi Jagan,
Janet Jagan, IH.J.M Hubbard and
Ashton Chase- formed the Politi-
cal Affairs Committee (PAC),
the forerunMner of the People's
Progressive Party (PPP). At the
1947 general elections Dr. Jagan.
as an independent candidate, and
with the full backing of the Po-
litical Affairs Committee, con-
tested the Central Demerara con-
stittency under the first past the
post system and was victorious
in spite of the limitation of the
franchise due mainly to high
property and income qualifica-
tions. In his victory speech he
quite modestly declared "We the
people have won. Now the
struggle will begin."
Indeed, his long. hard and
dedicated struggle for his people
and nation really began then. At
the age of 29 hlie was the y oung-
est representative in the Legis-
lative Couincil at the time The
stage was therefore set for Dr.
Jagan to emerge as the architect
of Guyana's Independence
The Ln.r.: Tragedy'of

The life and times of Dr.

Cheddi B. Jagan: 1918-1997

a century until his death in
March. 1997.

In his early years in the
Legislative Council Dr. Jagan es-
tablished himself as a champion
of the working class. As their
chief spokesman he was critical
of the planter oligarchy and other
exploitative elements in society.
His militancy and robust advo-
cacy won him international rec-
ognition as a fearless anti-colo-
nial fighter. It also won him the
reprobation and reprimand of the
local conservative elements and"
their expatriate allies.
Most importantly, however,
was the fact that his fearless in-
tervention on behalf of the work-
ing man, the unemployed and
the dispossessed, made him the
leading political figure in the
colony. As to his radical outlook
he assessed: "I brought a new di-
mension to the politics of protest,
a continuity between the legis-
lature and the street corner; the
legislature was brought to the
streets and the streets to the leg-
As a matter of fact his mo-
tion in the Legislature for elec-
tors of every constituency to
have he right to recall represen-
tative after elections, tremen-
dousl improved his stature and
popul irity among the Guianese
work ig class at that stage of the
couni y's history.-
i 1949 Dr. Jagan emerged
as P sident of the Sawmill
World ;s Union and the follow-
ing 1 ar (1950). the People's
Prog ssive Party (PPP) was
born 'ith Dr. Jagan as Leader.
Forb( Burnham. a young batrris-
ter, a chairman and Janet Jagan
as S retary. From then on
Chet Jagan was kept busy on
the I islative front.- Political
cons iusness of the working
class, .'as increased and at the
samin me significant gains were
real 'd in terms of workers'
well' "
om this early stage it was
ireco, zed that the PPP's even-

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June, 1948 in which five sugar
workers were killed (The Enmore
Martyrs) and several injured by
colonial police, had a lasting ef-
fect on his life. On this issue Dr.
Jagan himself revealed, "At the
graveside the emotional out-
bursts of the widows and rela-
tives of the deceased were in-
tensely distressing and I could
not restrain my tears. There
was to be no turning back.
There and then 1 made a silent
pledge. I would dedicate my en-
tire life to the cause of the
struggle of the Guyanese people
against bondage and exploita-
In the ensuring years this
remarkable man did exactly that
- he devoted his entire life to the
cause of all Guyanese and the
working class in particular. In-
deed, that fire, the affinity with
the oppressed, the exploited and
the downtrodden was to burn
brilliantly for approximately half

tual objective wasthe attain
of political independence.
wards this end attention was
caused on moderate advances u
der the Waddington Constituth
and the attainment of univer,
adult suffrage.
Under a. new constitution
and with universal adult suffrage
Dr. Jagan led the then nation,
ist movement, the PPP, to a lan,
slide victory in the 1953 gene
elections with the party captu
irig 18 out of the available '
seats: Unfortunately, howew
the PPP's term in office w.
only short-lived.

Her Majesty's Governmei
highly influenced by the loc
conservative elite and und
heavy pressure from the Amei
can State Department, su
pended the Constitution ai
overthrew the legally elected I
Jagan government "ostensibly
prevent the establishment of
,communist state in the on
British colony on the Sou
American continent".
An interim governme,
comprising entirely of nominat,
members,. many of whom we
rejected at the 1953 polls. w
installed in spite of mass pr
tests. This development was i
deed a tremendous blow to L
Jagan and his nationalist mov
ment, the- PPP. In reality '
was unceremoniously depos,
after only 133 days in office a:
this was followed by intense ,i
rassment and detention of I
Jagan and his leading activists'
In 1955 the party, Dr. Jag,
and the nation at large. receive,
a further setback when the,
tionalist movement was hi
turned into two groups, a Jagan
and a Burnhamite PPP. In sp
of this split-Dr. Jagan continue
the arduous task of nation buil
ing. This charismatic leader, w.
determination, and persistent
led his party to successive vi
stories at the 1957 and the 19'
general elections and for a tii
he'seemed certain to lead t
country to political indepe
dence from Great Britain.
Unfortunately his admin.
tration and country at large we
gripped with violent demonsti
tions, riots and racial distL
bances surrounding the. 19t
Kaldor Budget and the 19i
Labour Relations Bi-ll which I
to the loss of several lives, .
vere dislocations of people a
much destruction to property.

WILDERNESS (1964-1992
At the general elections
1964 Dr. Jagan lost pow'
largely through the Dunc,
Sandys' newly imposed prop
tional representation system a'
a coalition of the PNC and t
United Force (UF) even thou.
his party polled the most vot'
The UF was led by busine
magnate Mr. Peter D' Agui
According to Rose the circuit
i stances surrounding the Decei
ber 1964 elections were "'one
the grossest acts of political I
trayal in the history of Briti
This began a dark period
this nation's political history
Dr. Jagan. was to remain in c
position for the next twenty
eight years through circuit
stances beyond his control. I
was the victim of success
highly controversial election
during this time. But it wot
seem that those long years in I
opposition brought out the vc
best in him in terms of comnm
ment, grit and determination.
a large extent, despite trem<
dous odds, he was able to ke
his party intact and even %
lidify it. For a long time he N\
almost a lone voice."defying I
dcbiliialin- uii .t',, r.i.c whi

ch 11, 2007 17

rigged successive elections to re-
tain political power and party
At the same time flawed
economic policies and managerial -
inefficiencies took their toll on
the national economy while the
migration rate of Guyanese to
North America, the Caribbean
and neighboring territories rose
alarmingly. Dr. Jagan used ev-
ery available-opportunity and
forum: grassroots, legislative,
university, international and glo-
bal to analyse the social, eco-
nomic and political injustices
manifest in his country at the
He truly believed in unity
as a means of attaining peace,
progress and prosperity and he
unceasingly sought to find novel
ways and means of moulding a
race and class alliance to effect
national liberation. In pursuit of
these objectives Dr. Jagan was
instrumental in the formation of
the Patriotic Coalition for De-
mocracy (P.C.D.). The activities
of this organization, the trade
union movement and other lib-
eral forces and individuals along
with international support.even-
tually led to numerous electoral
reforms which paved the way
for the restoration of democracy
in Guyana.

In October. 1992 under free
and fair elections, internationally
supervised. Dr. Jagan made atri-
umphant return to office, having
been once more successful at the
polls. This was indeed a re-
markable comeback and ample
reward lor the long years of un-
ending sacrifice, struggle. courage
and determination. In almost
fairy) tale fashion he became
Guyana's first democratically
elected Presidehnt at the head.of
an innovative PPP/Civic govern-
ment which began in earnest a
process of restoration and recon-
No other political leader in
this modern world of ours has
successfully re-emerged in
power after such a prolonged
period in the political wilder-
ness. On this achievement Dr.
Jagan wrote, "Our victory at the
polls was greeted with nation-
wide rejoicing. The Guyanese
people welcomed the new air of
freedom and enthusiastically
moved to support the new
Government's drive to rebuild
the country".
Dr. Jagan is widely re-
garded as the Father of Our
Nation. He moulded our po-
litical consciousness from the
late colonial period. His life
was one of unswerving dedica-
tion to the Guyanese people.
In the face of grave difficulties
he championed the cause of
national unity, social justice
and economic development.
He was a model of consis-
tency and was a nationalist, re-
gionalist and internationalist in
every sense of the word. While
some did not understand his
ideological message they all un-
derstood'and respected his hon-
esty, sincerity, integrity. humil-
ity and abiding concern for the
needy and oppressed.
In his later years Dr. Jagan
was in the forefront of-the just
call for a New Global Human
Order and debt relief where pov-
erty stricken Third World Coun-
tries are concerned. It was his
conviction that "Massive pov-
erty is hindering the path to sus-
tainable human development"
and he further stressed that
"economic growth is necessary
for human development just as
much as human development is
essential for economic growth".
This call has of late received
much sympathetic hearing from
both lending agencies and donor
countries. There has been a sub-

stantial reduction in the pre-
1992 international debt of
US$2.26 billion.
What is even more reas-
suring is the fact that several
other third world leaders are
today intensifying this debt
relief campaign on the inter-
national front. Foremost in
this campaign of debt write off
and debt relief is our current
President, His Excellency,
Bharrat Jagdeo.
Dr. Jagan was also deeply
engrossed with the formulation
of a National Development Strat- -
egy, a model for National Devel-
opment of Third World Coun-
tries in his attempt to eradicate
socio-economic imbalances in
society. He saw the world of
the 1990's as a "global village"
and advocated a new global hu-
man order to fight poverty
world wide. His death on March
6, 1997 came at a crucial time in
Guyana's history.

The' political career of Dr.
Jagan spanned three distinct pe-
riods: (a) The 1940s to 1964;
when he lost power, (b) The
post 1964 to 1992 period when
in opposition he struggled
against PNC rule and the post
1992-1997 period when he re-
gained power and began the pro-
cess of national reconstruction
and re-healing.
In each he had a different
role and that role coincided with
the different manifestation of the
dilemma he and his country had
to .Iipp.I. with. Throughout it
all. he remained the same Cheddi
Jagan, highly focused, deter-
mined and dedicated.
It is a supreme test of a
man.'s character to overcome the
prolonged trials of adversity and
disaster. This Dr. Jagan under-
stood too well. His life was one
of struggle, whether as a child,
as.a student, as a trade unionist.
as a nationalist, and even as a be-
leaguered statesman.
In a hostile colonial envi-
ronment in .which the natural
progression of,his country was
first frustrated through local re-
actionaries and Anglo-American
alliance, he suffered in despair
but was forever optimistic, not-
ing prophetically that "History
and time are on oor side."
He had an abiding quest for
national unity. He was always
convinced that the task of na-
tion-building demanded the com-
mitted energies of all Guyanese',
irrespective of race, class, reli-
gion or political persuasion. This
belief informed and activated his
political and administrative ori-
entation right from the very be-
ginning of his political career.
The 1946 PAC was a unique
multi-social organization and the
original PPP and the 1953 PPP
Government were similarly com-
posed and focused. Throughout
the turbulent 1950s and 1960s
the bitter days of political be-
trayal and setbacks, he never
lost faith in his ability to weld
.,.i a truly unified nation
and for a while in the 1980s the
PCD offered excellent prospects
of a successful embryo for na-
tion building but political oppor-
tunism and crass selfishness be-
trayed that promise.
His all too brief association
with the Guyanese Action for
Reform and Democracy
(GUARD) and the eventual
PPP/Civic of the 1990s are the
.present manifestation of tiis
genuine concern and the abiding
Dr. Jagan was not only an ex-
ceptional political leader with at-
tributes of sincerity, integrity, hunmil-
ity, respect, tolerance and unity but
an incredible political historian in his
own right. His major works, West
on Trial, Forbidden Freedom, The
Caribbean Revolution, The Carib-

bean Whose Backyard, and a host
of other publications bear ample tes-
timony to this. These sources are
essential for the study of the mod-
em political history of Guyana, the
Caribbean and Latin America and
the Third World in general, as well
as in the area fb' aJ hi.-* ry.
One of the big ifs of our
contemporary history is what
our country might have become
had local reactionaries and the
Anglo-American alliance not be-
trayed the nationalist movement
in 1953 and again in 1964.- Per-
haps, we would have been the
first to achieve political indepen-
dence in the British Caribbean
under the leadership of Dr.
Jagan. What about our economy?
Between 1953 and 1964 the
Americans steadfastly refused
to provide economic assistance
to a colony they perceived as
destined to become a Commu-
nist state. The British for their
part denied Guyana access to

economic development funding
for those projects they deemed
ideologically incorrect.
But undoubtedly-the most
important if is what would our
race relations have been had this
nation retained the 1953 national
unity that the original PPP en-
joyed under Jagan and Burnham.
Imagine'the national landscape
had the Guyanese Indian and
African coalition of 1953 and
that of the working class not
been subverted. We are still to
fully recover from this tremen-
dous setback.
Dr. Jagan's death on March
6, 1997 at the Walter Reed Army
Hospital in Washington D.C.
came at a crucial 'time in
Guyana's efforts to rebuild and
consolidate democracy. His loss
is immeasurable. Perhaps, at this
stage it is worthwhile to reflect
,on the words of his wife. Her
Excellency former President
Janet Jagan who said:

"He was not given the time
to complete his plans to fulfill
his eradicate pov-
erty, to build a strong and inde-
pendeot nation, to consolidate
the democracy he had struggled
to restore and above all to unite
the nation".
Only days before his death
Julie Dulude, Research Associate
at the Washington-based Coun-
cil on Hemispheric Affairs had
this to say of this remarkable
man: "Jagan has maintained his
position as Latin America's most
admired political leader and the
one most attuned to the suffer-
. ing of the bulk of his country's
Indeed, Guyana is much
poorer for this passing. There
is need to foster his legacy of
Oneness, Togetherness, Hu-
mility, Racial. Tolerance and
In the annals of modern his-
tory Dr. Jagan's career would

certainly elicit comparisons with
that of other great twentieth cen-
tury leaders such as:
1. Mohandas Karamchand
(Mahatma) Gandhi for breaking
the yolk of the British Raj and
for gaining India's political Inde-
2. Dr. Martin Luther King
for pursuing the path of non-
violence in his Civil Rights cam-
paign and for being the father of
American Civil Rights.
3. Nelson Mandela for re-
turning from prison to establish
democracy and breaking the back
of apartheid in South Africa.
In addition he could be com-
pared with other great leaders
such as Jahawarlal Nehru of In-
dia, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya,
Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana,
Julius Nyrere of Tanzania and
Gamel Nasser of Egypt.
The name Cheddi Jagan
is certain to live on for gen-
erations to come.

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By Prem Misir

DR. CHEDDI Jagan's New
Global Human Order
(NGHO) has been the subject
of excessive but important
expositions on what it is; we
now need to take the discus-
sion to another level, to the
implementing level to under-
stand why key stakeholders
in the developed world are
dragging their feet on the
NGHO, and what can be done
to move the process to the
implementation phase, to
reach the world of the poor.
Many previous UN pro-
posals for development and in-
ternational cooperation, though
sketchy, received approval, but
their implementation has always
met with opposition, e.g., Dec-
laration of Programme of Action
for a New International Eco-
nomic Order; and Declaration
on International Economic Co-
operation 1990. Then there
were the global summit confer-
ences between 1990 and 1995
on children; population and de-
velopment; sustainable develop-
ment of small states, human
settlements and food, among
others, yielding minuscule re-
sults. Subsequently, the UN
documented an Agenda for De-
velopment and an Agenda for
Peace, again with minimum re-
sults. And so given the adoption
of these development para-
digms, the coming of the NGHO
brings an image of duplication.
But the NGHO only would
be duplication if it were sketchy
and not holistic.
President Bharrat Jagdeo at
the recently-concluded Rio
Group Summit in Georgetown,
Guyana referred to the immi-
nence of the NGHO. Dr. Cheddi
Jagan's NGHO is quite compre-
hensive and definitive as a new
paradigm for development with
a human face, to temper the

In loving memory of our beloved
husband, father and sop
of 59 Sandy Babb Street, Kitty who
departed this life on March 6, 2006:

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,or all of us he had done his best
memoriess of your gift of loved and sacrifice
.Will be forever in our hearts

here is no replacement when tears of love
Are broken & loved one has to part
Ir leaves a broken heart that no words
No flowers or tears can heal
You are no longer in our lives to share our hopes and dreams
But God is in charge and He knows best
So He called you home to eternal rest

Softly the leaves of memory fall
Gently we gather and treasure them all
. Years will fly, tears will dry,
but precious memories of you will never die

For those who love and lost you
The memories of you will always last
/ Because we love you and will always do

Sadly missed and will always be remembered by .
B his wife Linda, two daughters Cindy & Amy,
dad Hardeo Sukhai; mom Data Sukhai, brother l"
\k s Ravi Sukhai, sister Nirmala Khan, other
S relatives and friends.
May, Lord Shiva grant his soul eternal rest. .

f.lArsh impact of inequality and
povertyy associated with neo-
The NGHO made its formal
appeajiace in the theatre of poli-
.uic in the 1990s. But the es-
'ence ol ilie NGHO was birthed
a. long .igo as 1945 when Dr.
Jagan's political mission became
firmly entrenched as improving
;the quality of life of the work-
ing class and advancing a hu-
,man-centred development
among the developed and devel-
oping economics; this mission
captures what the NGHO is all
Previously, I talked about
the NGHO's principles and its
numerous endorsements, both
regionally and internationally.
Today, let's review its current
status. But first let me summa-
rize the NGHO.
Dr. Jagan envisaged a
fair system of global gover-'
nance grounded in: (1) a real
North/South partnership and
interdependence for mutual
benefit; participatory democ-
racy; a lean and clean gov-
ernment; a people-centred
development paradigm free
from external domination;
use of science and technology
for enhancing production and
productivity; and the estab-
lishment of a Global Devel-
opment Fund.
A resolution on the NGHO
was tabled on November 29,
2000 before the United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA),
and then adopted. through a
consensus. It took six years of
campaigning for the NGHO
proposal to reach the United
Nations agenda and conscious-
ness. After receiving views from
member states and other organs,
a resolution again was adopted
at the 57th UNGA on Novem-
ber 14, 2002.
Early formidable resistance
to the NGHO came from the
United States. United States
Public Delegate Jay Snyder pre-
sented a statement on the
NGHO in the UN debate in
2000, articulating that: (1) the
NGHO was duplicative of pre-
vious UN developmental ef-
forts, ultimately would produce

:non-productive and duplicative
discussions; (2) the NGHO's"'
proposed policies would extend
UN functions outside the
boundaries of the UN Charter,
violating mandates of other in-
ternational bodies; (3) the
NGHO's proposals seem to
place a high premium on inter-
national responsibility for in-
creasing economic growth in de-
veloping economies; and (4) the
NGHO fails to explain why
some developing economies and
not others have achieved high
income growth and poverty re-
duction, when they all function
under the same international
system. Snyder's criticisms are
erroneous and really are a cam-
ouflage for preserving vested
American economic interests,
thereby complying with the
Truman Doctrine.
The NGHO's career seems
to be stalemated, given the U.S.
and other developed'economies'
resistance, and the poor fate be-
fallen the earlier UN declara-
tions, summits, and agendas of
the past decades.
Anyway, advancing the
NGHO agenda to a threshold
of implementation requires
political will and financial
resources. .Countries of both
North and South will need to
collectively endorse these rew
quirements as the way for-
ward, and then forge ahead
toward an implementing
phase. Public discourse and
dialogue would be a signifi-
cant methodology to demon-
strate the goodwill of all na-
tions and to show that the
NGHO is not a threat to
In spite of everything, the
reality of the NGHO requires a
partnership between countries
of the North and of the South.
However, in the absence df a
human-centred paradigm of-de-
velopment, the rich will continue
to become richer, and-the poor
poorer; great ingredients for po-
litical conflicts, and certainly
not peace. .
As former President Janet
Jagan speaking at. the 53rd UN
General Assembly in 1998
pointed out, peace is not just

the absence of war. Janet Jagan
added that true peace happens
when it is founded on sound
economic and social develop-
ment, e.g., having something like
the NGHO.
Clearly, developed nations
control the globalization process
that protects their vested inter-
ests; the developed world sees
the NGHO and other similar
proposals as a nuisance to glo-
balization; therefore, they
would engage in imperialist ad-
ventures to block any imple-
mentation of the NGHO. The
rationale for this kind of impe-
rialism was well articulated by
Senator Albert Beveridge in
1898, thus: "...the trade of the
world must and shall be
ours...(Greene, p. 105).
American President
Woodrow Wilson promoted the
idea of imperialism, too, thus:
"...Colonies must- be obtained
or planted, in order that no use-
ful corner of the world may be
overlooked or left unused"
(Parenti, p.40).
President Harry Truman
added his piece, thus: "...the
whole world should adopt the
American system..."
But public discourse and
dialogue are the way forward to
implementing the NGHO, not-
withstanding the developed
world's resistance; both North
and South countries can temper
this resistance through assur-
ances that the proposal seeks
common ground for international
cooperation and mutual benefit
for all parties; that the proposal
is complementary to previous
development initiatives; and that.
a distinguishing line now marks
the NGHO within the UN
Charter. The NGHO discussion
now has to centre on implemen-
tation; developing a way to
reach the implementing line
with all 'ayes' on board is the
way forward; a sure way to re-
move a 'Trumanizing' of the
Any proposal will face
American wrath, will become
a no-go if U.S. interests are
not a primary variable and if.
the proposal is not part of the
American way.

^' ; Corner

IEate f ste f PRICE

Fpodtown Sweet Corn 411g 30% 16% $175 $156

Shells (Champion) 340g 10% 16% $130 .$135

Soap (Protex) 100g 0% 0% $95 $95

Baking Powder 200g 10% 16% $65 $70

The table above shows .the. rates & prices of goods previously under the Consumption
Tax (C-Tax) and their present rates under the Value Added Tax (VAT) and recommends .
retail prices inclusive of the VAT.

This Notice is published by the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Tourism,
Industry & Commerce in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority.

Please note that the recommended prices listed should be considered the maximum
retail price.inclusive of the VAT.


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05:00 h Mystery of the Body
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07:00 h Voice of Victory
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Republic of Guyana
HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control Project
Supply & Delivery of one (1) Mobile Voluntary Counselling &
Testing Vehicle

ICB No: WB/GO/07/ICB/001

1. The Republic of Guyana has received a Grant from the International
Development Association toward the cost of the HIV/AIDS Prevention
& Control Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this
Grant to payments under the Contract for the Supply & Delivery of one
(1) Mobile Voluntary Counselling & Testing Vehicle ICB No:
2. The Ministry of Health through the Health Sector Development Unit
invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Supply &
Delivery of 1 Mobile Voluntary Counselling & Testing Vehicle.
3. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive
Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines:
Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is -open to all
bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.
4. interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the
Health Sector Development Unit, the Executive Director, Attention Mr.
Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer at email,gy
and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from
9.00am -4.00pm local time.
5. Qualifications requirements include: Financial Capability, legal and
other requirement. Additional details are provided in the Bidding
6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below
and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred United States
dollars or twenty thousand Guyana dollars. The method of payment
will be by certified cheque. The Bidding Documents will be sent by
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9.00am local
time on May 08,2007. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in
the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in
person at 9.00am local time on May 08, 2007. All bids must be.
accompanied by a Bid Security of five thousand United States dollars or
one hundred thousand Guyana dollars.
8. The addresses) referred to below is for purchase of bidding document
and bid clarification purposes:

The Executive Director
Attn: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo
Procurement Officer
Address: Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Tel: 592-225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 592-225-6559

For bid submission:
The Chairman
National Board for Procurement & TenderAdminiistration
Ministry otlminance
S(IIqulharl St reel
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20 GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, March 11,2007

COUNSELLING 1.1 M12 S19 ^S ,i 9-
WANTED --.' I '"'" "'" "" '1

SECRET Villa, Land of
Canaan. and Georgetown
locations. Fully furnished, self-
contained apartments, hot and
cold water Jacuzzi,
kitchenette, laundry, air
conditioning, generator, maid
etc. Rooms as low as U::
ver day in and out of
eorgetown. Corme visit us and
be amazed! Our aim is to spoil
ou. Phone 225-6337, 266-
5243-5 and 223-0994.

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 naif 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.
CLAIMING the life you
were meant to ye. At North
Star Beauty Salon, it's all
about you. We specialise in hair
and nails. 10 North Road,
Lacytown, Georgetown.

WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send stamped
envelope to Nicola Archer, 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.

COMPUTER Repairs. Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre ( ) 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home &-Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
PROBLEMS with your
computer? Need a
professional website? Contact
Chris 611-2200 or Arjune -
629-3391. "

FIRST Choice Car Rental.
Unbeatable prices. Phone 225-
DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American
Express Cards. Phone 2-
7126, 226-3693. ETmI
SINGH'S Auto Rental- For
the best rates in Guyana fully.
automatic, air-conditioned and
CD player, in all vehicles. Tel.
WE have AT 192, AT 212,
Honda Civic, Jeep and many
more. Contact us at Royal Auto
Sale on Tel. 227-2664, 612-
6333, 609-9112 or 212 Almond
and New Garden Sts.,

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 arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548, 610-4105.
CONTACT Bibi's Sewing
.and Alteration for your every
needs at 104 Duncan St.,
second house over Republic St.
on the left. Tel. 225-9789 or
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Lot 45 Garnette Street, C/ville (
2 houses away from Sheriff St.).
Call Sharon 223-1129/649-

CALL 226-9448.
COURSE in Nail
Technology at affordable prices.
Call 652-8044, 652-9345.
PRACTICAL Electronic
Classes beginning in March. Call
Abdul's Electronics 226-6551
or 225-0391. 'Limited space
available. Book early
NAIL courses, tipping,
designing, silk wrapping,
manicuring, pedicuring. Register
ndw. Call vichelle (227-7342,

1 FULLY equipped Barber
Shop, AC. Call 226-9448.
1 BACK Hoe, 1 Bob Cat,
Dumpers 1 3-yd. 2 2-yd. Mixer
Ransom 1 7-yd, 1 3-yd. Contact
Ravi 644-3494, 629-4615.
HAIRDRESSER that needs
a place to do business. Please
contact North Star Beauty Salon
on North Road. For more info.
call 641-9601

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

NOVELS and other books.
Rent and X-change. Juliette's
Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 6 22-2872, 646-78 06
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For more information
call 227-3869, 622-8162, 611-

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

ESCAPE to rest. Massage
Therapy. Certified Massage
Therapist Ulelli Verbeke. 6f5-
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts,
alleviate pain, stress and body
tension. Ulelli Verbeke Certified
Massage Therapist. Tel. 592-
615-8T47. Home Services
available, http://

Worldwide Pen. Friend.
Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI,
PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
WOULD you like to meet
single males and females for
friendship/ serious
relationship? Call the Junior,
Senior Singles Dating Service
18 80 yrs. Tel 223-8237, 648-
'6098, Mon. Fri. 8:30 am -
5pm, Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
Immediate link.
SINGLE Professionals and
other employed single males
and females in search of
friendship/serious relationship.
Call the Junior/Senior/Single
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
-Immediate link. Tel 223-8237,
Mon. Friday 8:30 am 5pm,
Sat. 10 am.- 4pm.
ELDERLY gentleman with
liberal or conservative values
seeks a life partner with similar
values between the ages of 50
and 60 years old of about, 120
140 pounds. Successful
applicant must be active, a
home maker a versatile.
conservationist and must be
self-sufficient. Interested party
can call 'Rosalyn' on 646-3185
for further information.

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-

223-7777, 226-4277.

RECORDING wedding,
birthdays and TV connect. All1
on DVD. Also transfer all your
precious videos from VHS tape
to DVD Joseph Barrow 220-
0437. 227-8013, 622-2772.

NEED a home away from
home day care service? Call
652-8044, 652-9345.
REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
PRfone # 266-2171.
reparation of: Immigration
orms, Revision of: Affidavit of
Support. Call 225-6966. .
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced also your kero
range change to gas. 220-40731
for appliance repairs washers.
dryers, microwaves stoves.
deep fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan #
650-2017/ 265-2634.
Service 11 Zeelugt South,
EBE, Guyana. Servicing and
Calibrating Diesel fuel pumps
and injectors, etc. Tel. # 260-
.0055, Cell # 646-5078 -
REPAIRS to refrigerators.
freezers, washing machines.
etc. All jobs done on site with
three months limited warranty.
N. K. Electrical Services. Nazim
Khan. Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847
PLANNING your ,.'.1.,r,.,
Call on the experts at T,3,i' ,,1,,
Reassures, Wedding and Gift
Shop to make your dream day
a reality. Tel # 225-6296 or visit
us at 346 East St., N/C/Burg, G/
FIRST Choice
Laundromat: for all your laundry
needs. Machine wash and dry.
Hand wash of delicate clothes.
Monday to Saturday $500 per
load. Sunday and holidays -
$300 per load. Phone 223-
0994, 225-6337.

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and'painting. Contact Mohamed
on 223-9710, 667-6644.

I Canadian
P, I Immigration

We can assist you
to Migrate to Canada.
'-kil, ,i Workers. Business
Class Students Refugees,
Work Permits.
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused Cases'.
Visitor's Visas
Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
Immigration Consultants
FUpper Robh and
Orn'notque St., tBourda.
TO.221-1540, 622-8308
Canada: 416-431-8845
wwa na(daina!ai rationl|!.coni
Approved hy ie (wanuadian G(lwt.

BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
SEWING machine
operators. Lot D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park, 225-4492, 225-
DRIVER/Porter with lorry van
Licence. Job involves lifting
steel items. Telles Steel. 231-
in Kwakwani, Logging Camp.
CXC Accounts or 3 years Book-
keeping experience. Tel. 623-
9899 or 225-2471.
FOR female Clerical staff &
Porters. Apply Avinash Complex,
Water Street. Call 226-3361,
ONE Gardener/Handyman
to work full-time, also Security
Guards. Apply in person to:
May's Shoping Centre, 98
Regent St., G/town.ene
computers literate. Also one
Driver. Apply in person to ARK
Enterprise/The Container House.
17 Lombard St.
ONE Night Receptionist,
Waitresses. Bar Attendants
Washers, Kitchen Assistants and
Cooks. Apply at Glow Int. Hotel.
23 Queen St.. Kitty. Tel. 227-
ONE day shift Handyman
and one able-bodied Security.
one. Waitress Attendant. Tel.
226-6527, 623-7242 Leonard.
Tennessee Entertainment
Centre. Visit from 8 am to 4 pm.
OFFICE Assistant wanted -
should be computer literate and
a minimum of 3 years
experience. Working time 7:30
to 16:00 hours in central
Georgetown. Call 226-5732,
wanted at (SHELL) Bel Air Park
Service Station on Vlissengn
Road, BAP, Georgetown. Bring
in a written application to the
Manager. Must be able to work
on weekends and holidays.
SUNSET View Hotel.
Vacancies hotel receptionist.
Must be computer literate.
Bartenders, Bell boys, Guards.
Cooks, with Food Handler's
Certificate. 1 David St. &
Vlissengen Rd. Interview on
Wednesday, March 14, at 10 am.
LIVE-IN staff for Clerical work
from Berbice and Essequibo.
Qualifications: CXC English and
Mathematics, 1 to 3. LotD Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park. 225-4492,
225-9404, Monday to Friday -
8:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday -
8:30 am to 1 pmr. Boarding and
Lodging provided.

FOR all types construction
workers carpenters, labourers,
masons, painters, plumbers, etc.
Contact Plantation Versailles,
WBD. 264-2946, 650-2620.
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
APPLICATIONS are invited
from suitably qualified person to
fill the pose of Manager for
Agiculture Farm: Requirements
university Degree in the field
of Agriculture or Guyana School
of Agriculture. Send all
application to: Eugeney
Daniels, ot 4 Bagotsfown, East
Bank Demerara.
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
or via Fax: to 227-477g.
wanted to fill p[ -.'i:t n at a
Service Station toHELL) Bel Air
Park, Georgetown. Knowledge,
skills and abilities required.
Computer literate in Microsoft.
EXCEL and WORD, etc.
Experience with the
OUICKBOOKS accounting
software. Include phone contact
information in your application.
wanted at (SHELL) Bel Air Park
Service Station on VIissengen
Road, BAP. Georgetown. Bring
in a written application in the
applicant's (own) handwriting to
the Manager. Must be able to
work 'Shifts' and should have
good communication and
interpersonal skills.
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.

CALL 263-5338.
residential -- house lot,
Queenstown 120 ft. by 60 ft.
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 -
G/TOWN central 4 house
lots, build foreign embassy,
international hotels $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
ONE land 120 x 50 in
D'Andrade Street, close to
Vlissengen Road, reduced from
$12M-to $9.5M. Phone 225-
2626, 225-5198, 231-2064, 225-
Eastern Public Road half mile
in 40 acres of developed,
transported land. To be sold 'en
bloc' or parcels of 10 acres $3.5
million per acre. 218-2319.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public road.
Prime location, 2 miles from V/
Hoop Stellin g. Reasonable
Price. Tel. # 2Z5-7670 or 254-
Charlestown $1.2M Dowding
St. $4.5M, Canal 1 2 $300
000 Meadow Bank (double lot)
$5M, Diamond $70 000 &
$550 000. Call 231-6236.
WE have land for the
following purpose Alberttown,
for school $6M & $19M, LBI -
Housing business, Meadow
Gdns. $7.8M, Lamah- Gardens
$14M, Prashad N e r $8M.
Phone 225-2626, 5-5198,

FOULIS Public Road
Enmore ECD. 137 feet by 218
feet. Call Tel. 220-9687.
HOUSE lot with
foundation Melanie. ECD,
opposite Melanie Old Cinema.
Transported land. Call Avril.
Phone No. 650-5868, Fax:
ACRES riverside land, EBD. 6
ACRES riverside land, EBD.
Land in Supply riverside, EBD.
- TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
several lands and properties
with pool and without pool.
property with pool on 3 lots of
arid. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
LOCATIONS -. prime river
frontage located at Parika,
EBE on an 8-acre block this
block site can be used as a
wharf, resort, industrial, etc.
Price negotiable. Make an offer
now. For more information, feel
free to contact Ms Nalini.
Telephone # 684-3843.
AT Parika Highway for sale
(21) 50 x 100 house lots
available. Price ranging from
$3M $3.5M neg. For more
information, feel free to contact
me. Contact Ms. .Nalini.
Telephone # 684-3843.
A residential scheme
located at Greenwich Park, East
Bank Essequibo. Available land
for sale. We also build houses
at a negotiable price. For more
information, feelfree to contact
me. Contact Ms. Nalini. Tel.
TONY Reid's Realty LBI,
Earl Court $3.5M, Meadow
Brook Gdns.. corner lot $9M,
Charlotte Street business
property 140 x 310 only -
8M. Queenstown' 160 x 60
or US$90 000, Bel Air Spring -
one double lot left only. Call
Ms. King, Ms Clement. Ms King
225-2626, 225-3068. 231-
RUQHAS 592-226-2803 621-
2704 627-8891 EMVAIL
CALL RUQHAS 592-226-2803,
621-2704, 627-8891. EMAIL
5M. CALL RUQHAS 592-226-
2803 621-2704, 627-8891.
226-2803 621-2704 627-
CALL RUQHAS 592-226-2803,
592-226-2803, 621-2704, 627-
190X90 3.5M EACH NEW
RUQHAS 592-226-2803, 621-
2704, 627-8891 EMAIL

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RUIMVELDT PARK $6.9M or apartment $18 000, Newtown,
$3.4M, each, VERSAILLES Kitty. Tel. 227-6354.
125' x 67' in gated compound
$5.9M, 6 lots $3M each and 5 APARTMENT long and
lots, property & rice mill Crane/ short term, furnished and
La Union $45M, 15 acres unfurnished, one two and three
Canal No. 1 $11.75M, bedrooms. Calf 226-1342 or
HIGHWAY LANDS farming 6153340...
resort, sand pit, residence, LBI SHORT term rental -
$2.4M, Atlantic Gardens furnished 5-bedroom house at
6.9M, Campbellville Public Road, Prospect, EBD.
10.75M, Lamaha Gardens Call 223-4492 /646-2747 -
114.75M, Cummings St $12M, anytime.
Tel: 226-8148, 625-1624. ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-

NEW one room self-
contained, tiled bath, etc. Tel.
1-BEDROOM apt.. 66
Cross St., Alexander Village.
Contact above address.
2-BEDROOM house, busy
neighbourhood. Tel. 225-6197
ONE top flat 3-bedroom
house in Happy Acres. Tel. 619-
3643. 220-4156.
ONE bottom flat for office
or business at 319 East Street.
Call 225-5684.
HOUSE situated at
Lusignan. Contact Fazal -
ROOM to rent single
working male/female. Contact
629-5064. 231-8661.
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
FURNISHED to let for
overseas visitors. Tel. 226-
SPACE for business
located in Georgetown. Call
225-7131 or 621-2601.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apts. 233-
PHONE 225-9944.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthly. Tel 663-6338.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
FURNISHED rooms, single
person only. At Bachelor's
Adventure, ECD. Tel. 229-
6149 Gloria.
apartment in large house,
Land of Canaan EBD. Tel. 225-
6197 Raza.
3-BEDROOM top flat
unfurnished, recently
renovated. Charlestown $35
000 per month. Call 226-2376.
C/VILLE 1 4-bedroom
house, living quarters, garage,
2 toilets and baths. Call 226-
1388, 626-3371.
DOUBLE rooms with toilet
and bath Thomas Street, Kitty.
Tel. # 231-4767.
EXECUTIVE house grilled
and meshed, hot and cold
water, telephone, AC,
Blygezigth Gardens. Rent
negotiable. Tel. 226-9573.
UNFURNISHED house with
all modern convenience at
Ocean View, Ultvlugt, WCD for
rent. Contact 624-0171, 277-
226-8148, 625-1624.
1-BEDROOM bottom flat.
80 Railway Line, Kitty. Call
1-BEDROOM apt. for short
term rental. Call 625-6552 or
3-BEDROOM house, quiet
neighbourhood. Tel. 225-6197
- Raza
2-BEDROOM house
Vigilance North. ECD $14
00 monthly. Call Abiola 660-
adequate for visiting family.
Tel. 225-9395, between 8 am
and 4 pm.
BOTTOM flat 3-
bedroom S80 000 neg. C/
ville. hot and cold, self
contained, etc Tel. 628-

FURNISHED and secure
executive apartment with air-
conditioner. telephone, parking.
Tel. 642-0636.
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled, AC, water 24
hours, etc. Price ($45 000) neg.
Call 609-8315.
2-BEDROOM bottom fiat
apt. from March 1, 2007 Tel.
2-STOREY house at Lot 60
Back Street McDoom. EBD.
Li ht, water, telephone. etc. Tel.
BEL AIR PARK apartment
2-bedroom tully furnished -
G$80 000 Norbert deFreitas -
ONE three-bedroom top flat
at Public Road Mc Doom fully
grilled, tiled, AC, water, private
yard. No pets $50 000. Phone
BATH. 227-0972.
One flat 3-bedroom house
located at La Grange, West Bank
Demerara, less than 1 minute
from the harbour bridge. Call
Nik: Tel: 623-3576.
CHEAP rentals. Maximum -
$35 000. Kitty. Prashad Nagar
and Kingston. Call Up to the
Minute Realty. 225-8097 or
Fax: 227-0721. Cell 684-7229.
ONE three-bedroom flat -
$15 000. 451 Cemetery Road,
Mocha Village, E. B. Demerara.
With toilet and bath and 400-
galrainwater tank. Call Tel. #
63-6337, 624-1945.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
luxurious spacious ranch style
house. AC, hot and cold, 4
bedrooms, Maid's Quarters, bar
- US$1 000. Jewanram 623-
ONE (1) large 2-bedroom
apt., inside toilet and bath.
Meter sealing $26 000 and 1
large self -contained room $13
000 at Ogle. 222-5448.
EXECUTIVE furnished
houses Bel Air Gardens- US$1
200, Caricom Gardens US$1
200. LAND D'Aguiar's Park -
$45M. TEL # 611-0315, 665-
ONE (1)-bedroom furnished
apartment situated on
Carmichael Street, N.C.B.
Preferable working couple or
overseas visitor. For more
information, call 227-4847 or
- 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, $02 '060.
$25 000. $35 000, $45 000, $50
000, Furnished $26 000 $80
000 Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Cali 231-6236.
5-BEDROOM house, 3 self-
contained rooms, semi-
furnished, garage space to
accommodate 2 vehicles.
completely grilled, large
accommodatable yard space,
large veranda, roadside house,
air- conditioner. 642-9353, 4 pm
and 7pm.
FULLY furnished -.-- ,i...
Gardens WH US$i ,,
Lamaha Gardens apt
US$750. Lamaha Gardens apt.
- US$700, Happy Acres apt. -
US$1 500, Happy Acres WH -
US$2 500, Happy Acres apt -
US$1 200, New Haven WH -
Air Springs apt. USS850,
Atlantic Gardens WH US$900,
Huston Villas WH US$3 500.
Bel Air Park WH US$1 500.
Bel Air Park WH US$1 800.
Eccles "AA- WH US$2 500.
Eccles "AA WH US$3 500. Bel
Air Springs WH US$2 500.
Atlantic Gardens WH US$2
000, Bel Air Springs WH US$1
600. Contact Prime Realty.
E m a I
prime realty maill con Tel.
222-1319 616-5693


WHOLE HOUSE $60 000.
CALL 611-0315, 665-7689.
WHOLE house $60 000.
Keyhomes 615-8734, 628-
1 2-BEDROOM house. 122
Oronoque St., Bourda. Tel. 227-
3-BEDROOM upper flat -
183 Albert St.. $50 000 monthly.
Call 227-0571. 2 months deposit
and 1 month's rental.
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
bottom flat at 194 Barr Street,
Kitty $40 000 monthly. No pets.
No Parking. Tel. 226-7810.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.) .
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully I-urni s ed 'n Craig St.,
Canmpbe'lvil'e for overseas
guest Sncr. term. Call Tel. 223-
BACK cottage, bottom flat
at 13 Delph St., Civille. Couple
preferred. Contact Mr.
Roopchand. 226-1357 at above
ONE two-bedroom
apartment in Hugh Ghanie Park.
Cummings Lodge, For couple or
UG Student. Call 629-6082.
bedroom top flat Bent St.,
Wortmanville with overhead
tank $40 000. Call 648-7504.
218-0287, 218-0392.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429. 622-5776.
itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.
ONE-bedroom apt. to rent
from April 1, 2007. For
information, call 226-1238. No
agents. Couple or UG Student.
FULLY furnished four-
bedroom house, 'A' Eccles -
US$1 000. Contact Roberts
Realty First Federation Life
B!dg. Tel 227-7627 office.
227-3768 Home. 644-2099 -
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house. 1 master. 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms. parking, Ig yard
space @US$1 000. others
furnished and unfurnished. Call
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
FULLY fenced and secure
concrete bond (84' x 32'),
suitable for processing plant,
factory, storage, etc., at Public
Road Mc Doom. Phone 226-
2-BEDROOM self-contained
apartments. Also ready made
restaurant, living quarters, etc.
K. Chand. Tel. 264-2283.
NEW spacious 2-flat 6-
bedroom concrete building, 3
bedrooms each, self-contained.
Ogle Airstrip area. Excellent
location. 222-7516, 621-2891.
BUSINESS place. Regent
St., Restaurant, Snackette,
Internet Cafe, office space,
Beauty Salon. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
bedroom fully furnished, upper
flat apartment. Secured, AC.
telephone, parking, hot and
cold. Call 613-6005, 226-1457.
OFFICE or business space
to rent 1 spacious bottom flat
located at 77 Hadfield St.. Werk-
en-Rust. G/town. Contact
Lyndon Amsterdam or Roysdale
Forde on Tel. 227-1656 or 227-
0676 during Office hours.
FINALLY a good home for
2007. Available one (1) bi 3-
bedroom top flat at 273 E La
Penitence, (Lamaha Park, near
Lamaha Springs, North
Ruimveldt) Vehicle
accommodation, good roads.
house by itself. breezy, clean -
S55 00u Contact A.A. Fenty.
Fel. 218-1806, 622-6843, 226

FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residentialfm US$25 per long
term also available. Tel 244225L
QUEENSTOWN, fift furnished
1& 3bedroorn aarlnerit with park-
seas visitors on short term basis.
Tel # 226-5137r227-1843.
Eccles, Diamond. Alberttown,
Campbellville furnished and






225-1 017
623-61 36

GREAT rental at Tony Reid's
Realty executive house US$1
000, executive apts. with AC and
state of the art facilities -
US$550. Call Ms. Clermant -
225-5198, 225-2626.
IMMEDIATELY available to
professional working couple.
hree bedroom top flat, fully
grilled. AC. overhead tank. No
pets. Public Road, Mc Doom,
Village. Phone 226-1903.
FESTIVAL City 3-bedroom
- $60 000. Prashad Nagar 2-
bedroom $80 000.
Queenstown executive house,
large yard space US$3 000.
TeF 227-2664. 612-63333 609-
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.
4-BEDROOM, 2-storey
house, 2 ' baths. parking.
residential. etc. @ US$800:
furnished 3-bedroom residential
home @ US$1 800; furnished 2-
bedroom top/bottom apts. @
US$600, residential. Others.
Call 226-2372,_
PER ROOM CALL 218-4635,
TOP FLAT semi-f-irnished,
3 b/rooms $60 000 ne,. 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
ONE four-bedroom, fully
furnished house, self-contained
master bedroom two additional
bathrooms, hot and cold water,
Jacuzzi, secured parking area,
seven min.. drive from cricket
stadium. Ideal for short term
overseas guests, groups.
families, couples. Bed and
breakfast accommodation
available. Contact 681-5180,
663-8511. 222-2750.
ONE 2-flat fenced executive
property in Roraima Trust
Housing Scheme, Versailles.
West Bank Demerara consisting
of 3 bedrooms. 2 toilets and bath
with 1 bath tub, home office.
pressure pump with 2 black tanks.
facility for hot and cold shower.
telephones- furnished. Call Nik:
Tel 623-3576. Serious enquiries
only Please.. . ..
ROAD study apartment -
US$40 per day; ROBB STREET
- executive US$500M,
STREET -business US$1 200,
POUDEROYEN new property -
$35 000 monthly.
POUDEROYEN bottom flat'-
$35 000 monthly, CHURCH
STREET- upper flat-US$1 500,
CALL RUQHAS 592-226-2803,
621-2704, 627-8891.

Upper Regent two-flat
bun ding, also flats. Sheriff
Street three flats US$3 000,
Hadfield Street. lower and upper
flats $150 000 each and spaces
for $30 000, Duncan St. $40
000, Waterloo large upper flat
for office $100000. FULLY FUR/
Haven US$1 800 and US$1
500. Bel Air Park US$1 800,
Prashad Nagar- US$1 100, Kitty
- Lower flat three bedrooms -
$60 000, Herstelling top flat -
$60 000 Kitty $40 000.
SERVICES 226-4362.
"Have Faith in Christ, today". 227-
1988, 623-6431. 270-4470.
E m a i I :
jewa narealtyt~ya
,-r 500,
-, :r. _'.. S45 000,
:"- ,:' : i3m/GuySuCo
Ga-deps USS1 500 EAST
BANK: Schooi $120 000,
Eccies 'AA' {F/Fi USS2 000,
Diamond USS 500,
Herstellling S60 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
Panel $35 000, Le Ressouvenir
- US$2 500. Ogle US$7001
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000,
Georgetown $100 000' $60 0000
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 residentialioffice/bond
- US$1 500, Nandy Park -
US$650, Kitty $45 000,
Bagotville $50 000, Kitty $75
000, Ogle USS606. Kersaint
Pk. $45 000. Albert town Office-
$ 85 000.

PROPERTY and land on
East Coast Public Rd. Call 220-
9199, 621-7191.
FOR sale by owner -
p.roperty at Public Road De
oop, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-
Kitty $8.5M and $4.5M. Tel.
at Annandale West. East Coast
Demerara. Tel. 220-9687.
HOUSE and land for sale -
$3 million. 19 Plantain Walk,
West Bank Demerara. Tel. 327-
5058- _
PROPERTY at Foulis. ECD.
Owner leaving country- Call 615-
0054. Price neg.
NEW spacious 2-flat
concrete, 6 bedrooms. Ogle
Airstrip area- Reasonable offer.
222-7516, 621-2891_
FOR sale by owner. Corner
property in Campbeliville -
$16.2M. Tel. 226-8261 or 624-
5082. No agents piease-
ONE 2-storey 4-bedroom
house for sale could
accommodate two families.
Middle Rd., La Penitence. Tel.
STREET 2- bedroom front
cottage excellent condition -
$5M. Norbert deFreitas 642-
TRIPLE LOT face or width
15 ACRES CANAL #1. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
ATLANTIC Gardens $40M,
beautiful, Atlantic Villie $31M,
EBD Public Road Kitty $31M.
218-1014. 618-7483.
BEL AIR Park $26M neg.,
executive Nandy Park $17M,
Eccles $17M new. KEYHOMES
- 615-8734, 628-0715.
Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise. East Coast Demerara,
2-storey concrete 5-bedroom
house. 611-8912, 227-3788.
ONE going business premises;
one secured beautifully tiled office;
one three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
33-2500. ___
EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedroom and all
modern facilities. Vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
NEW house fully
furnished, 2.5 bath, central AC,
25 miles from Disney World,
Florida. Price US$294 000 or
neg. Phone No. 954-294-7373.

Reserve Road just off main
road 3-storey building and
land. Asking $35M. Norbert
deFreitas 642-5874.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown. formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot)
- $18M neg. Contact 227-
ONE three-bedroom 2-
storey concrete building 43
x 26, transported land 60 x
80. N/S Grove, EBD. Ideal spot
for business $8.5M with
transfer. Tel. # 644-4093.
CROAL/Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroom mansion. Ideal
international hotel S65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's -
5591 OR 619-5505.
Rd. new concrete 2-storey 4-
bedroom iuxurnous mansion -
$12MiUSS60 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.





KINGSTON. near foreign
embassies. colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel,
embassies $85M!US$45 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
NEW Hope, EBD Road,
River, wharf, Lg. ships, ware
house, active general store -
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's
D'URBAN. Lodge new 2-
storey, 4 2-bedroom
apartments Monthly rents, pay
your mortgages $14M/US$70
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storey mansion. Ideal for 4-
storey international hotel, area
for tennis, swimming pool -
$30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
CAMP/Robb vacant 3 2-
storey buildings. Ideal 4-storey
international notel. Previous -
$40M, $26M- Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool $13M/US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
HAVE you buildings for
sale Eccles, Kingston,
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 -
OVERSEAS owners. if
your buildings need general
repairs, our management
services pays taxes,
landscaping. Ederson's -
BRICKDAM vacant 2-
storey 4-bedroom colonial
mansion. Ideal international
hotel, insurance S50M/
USS225 000. Ederson's -
ALBERT/ Robb corner
with steel frame. ideal 4-storey
international hotel $50lM/
USS225 000. Ederson's -
business investment new 2-
storey concrete building,
bottom general store -
$8.5M!US$42' 000 Ederson's
- 226-5496.

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2-BEDROOM apt. in
Tuschen. Contact Shaw -
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Ruimveldt -
vacant 2-flat concrete
buildings. If qualified move in
today $12.5M/US$62 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
new 3-bedroom wooden
building. If qualified move in
today $3.5M/US$18 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
2-flat concrete buildings, front
3 bedrooms, back 2
bedrooms $5.8M/US$28 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Rd., G/town
central .-'PCrt 2-storey
concrete L.u,,iiJ,r,, Ideal 20
salon chairs,c- internet.
Inspection anytime $25M/
US$125 000. Ederson's -
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'.
PRIME Star Realty
$35M & $12M, Enterprise -
$14M & $4.5M, Leguan -
$20M, Kingston $8M,
Prashad Nagar $28M. Craig
- $7.5M, Annandale $5.4M,
Robb St. $15M and many
more. Call us today for more
information. Tel 223-7219/
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.
Charlestown new concrete
4-flat business property, 3 600
sq. ft. total. East and New
Market Streets, new concrete
4-flat business property, 18 200
square feet total. Sheriff Street
- 2-flat concrete and wooden
building. 2 400 square feet
with double garage. Contact
Tom 227-0190. Ext: 100,
616-9727. 660-3549 No
3-BEDROOM house Pin.
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara, in gated
community with 24 hours
security. Modern finish
throughout. Fully furnished,
fenced and landscaped. Solar
hot after phone and all
utilities. Move in condition,
immediate possession. Phone
264-2946. 618-5070.
CORNER 22 Fort Street
and Wright's Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown, 2-storey concrete
4-bedroom, building, 2
garages. Best property best
location. Land size appr. 100
ft. by 90 ft. Big investment can
erect a 4-storey concrete
mansion. Call now. Phone
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, ePink,
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.
Interestedperson only to call. Day
- 226-7806; evening 225-8410.
THESE are 27% 27% 27%
007 reduction at Tony Reid's
realty (East La Penitence -
$75M) (Festival City $8M),
Pike St., Kitty, two-family -
,9M). (D'Andrade St.
Newlown $11.5M)'
Alberttown, business and
residence $14.5M Sec 'K' -
$17M, Bel Air Park $19M,
Meadow Brook $16.5M,
D'Urban Back Land $11M.
Prashad Nagar $12M. Call
Ms Clement 225-2626, 225-
5198. Now today. It's all up to
your faith only.
GOD'S Favourite Realty
- Queenstown two properties
in poor condition on large lots,
reduced to US$95 00 one
three- storey Queenstown
property on triple lot ideal for
.,ehool, hotel US$148 000,
Prashad Nagar. executive
property US$80 000, Kitty
3-family US$50 00 U,
Lamaha Gardens large
concrete house on double lot,
Sec. 'K' new concrete
reduced from $36M, or
US$140 000. Meadow Brook
Gardens on US$80 000
Subryanville, mansion on
double lot reduced to US$220
000, East La Penitence -
$7. M Republic Park only -
US$80 000. Email:
Cail MR. Rona drndhal Ms
Persaud d6225-5198, 225-
3068 or 622-6937.

34M & $29M, Nandy Park -
30M Diamond $4.5M to
14.5M, Ruimzeight Garden -
31M, Enmore huge concrete
property reduced to $16.5M.
Subryanville on double lot:
Substantial properties in
Queenstown & Lamaha
Gardens, Vlissenqen Road.
Sheriff St., GySuCo 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.
nnandale $5M, David St. -
$26M. TEL 226-8148/625-1624.

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ATLANTIC Gardens 1
brand new 2-storey concrete
building with modern facilities -
$35M neg.: Canal 1 40 acres,
with cane, fruits and ground
provision: also one concrete
building $23M neg.; Meadow
Bank 2 houses on one lot -
$6.5M: 1 2-storey concrete
business property between Camp
and Wellington Sts., on North
Road $2BM neg. For more
information call Naresh Persaud
- 225-9882.
CALL RUQHAS 592- 226-2803,
621-2704, 627-8891.
DIAMOND 1 5 0 0 US
CALL RUQHAS 592- 226-2803,
621-2704, 627-8891.
BUSINESS 60 M 68M 65 M,
592- 226-2803, 621-2704, 627-
226-2803, 621-2704, 627-8891
GROVE $6.5M, South -
$6.5M. Queenstown $14M,
$35M, $45M, Prashad Naqar -
$16M $22M, Section 'K' Clville
- $34M, Bel Air S16M. 22M,
$25M. $40M, Kitty $8.5M,
10M, inqston $18M, $35M,
45M, $100M. Robb Street -
$80M $15M, Regent Street -
US$2M US$1M'$45M. $35M,
Hadfield Street, Stabroek -
$14M, Brickdam $45M, and
other residential and commercial
areas. Call us at Good Will Realty
at Nos. 223-5204, 225-2540 or




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Jewanram's Realty
"A Trin'std anme"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431
Email jevjan irelaiiy. ahm o o, ri

breezy side, large luxurious
mansion with extra piece of land
- $60M, KINGSTON -
immaculate three-flat suitable
for residence/office $60M
CROAL STREET large colonial
bungalow house with land -
$60M, CAMP STREET three-
flat residence and going business
- $60M, CAMP STREET two
business entitles in prime
location $45M, WELLINGTON
ST. this is a huge property
suitable for a mall- US$2M.
WELLINGTON ST.- immaculate
business entity $, LAND:
KINGSTON suitable for any
application 200 ft. x 80 ft. -
acres, equivalent to 1 022 house
lots or for aquaculture, from the
Public Road to the conservancy.
Going at $760 000 per acre.
4362 OR EMAIL:
COMMERCIAL: Kingston -
$60M, Brickdam $130M,
Queenstown $50M, Camp St. -
$60M & $75M, Alexander
Village $30M, Friendship -
$13M, Palmyra $60M.
CECILIA, originally store with
bond $45-M, Water Street -
$35M, Wellington Street US$2
000 000 (suitable for a mall),
Regent Street $175M. $124M,
$30M. $25M, Camp Street -
$45M, Avenue of the Republic
- US$2M High Street $75M,
Thomas Street $75M, Thomas
St. $75M, Stanleytown. New
Amsterdam $25M, (wharfage),
New Amsterdam Land -
US$5.00 US$9.00 per sq. ft.
retail outlet. RESIDE TIAL: Bel
Air Park, Garnett Street, Section
K, Blygzei ht Gardens, Prashad
Nagar, ,ampbellville, Kitty,
D' guiar's Park, Grove,
Diamond, Prospect,
Goedverwagting, Kersaint Park,
Triumph, Lusig nan, Best Village
(three I ts witn house), Enmore,
Coldi en. SPECIAL
PURPOSES: David Street,
Duncan Street, Quamina Street,
Enmore, New Hope, Mc Doom.
Friendship Soesdyke, Sheet
Anchor, Berbice 4 house lots
or oil terminal Golden Fleece.
Canaan for aquaculture or
housing project 40 acres or 280
house lots $140M, Johanna
Cecelia 40 acres $40M,
Mahaicony 100 acres $18M
(rice or cattle). DEMERARA
LOTS: David Street, Oronoque
Street, Kitty Public Road,
Meadow Brook Gardens,
Lusi nan, Enterprise Earl's
Courf, Vrheid's Lust, Meadow
Bank, Craig, Pouderoyen.
River $100M, suitable for
making glass, filling beaches
and construction. WE AT
US A CALL ON 226-4362 OR E-
M A I L or
come in at Lofi Hadfield and
George Streets, Werk-en-Rust,

TWO five-dish and one four-
dish ploughs. Contact # 623-
DRESSER chest of drawer,
electric B.B.Q.. washing
machine. Phone 227-7593.
PURE Bred Germanr
Shepherd l. Tel. 660-4833.
1 3CD Player Aiwa stereo
system, palm alm plants. Call 225-

CALL 625-7741.
1 LISTER Arc welder 280
Amp. 220v auxiliary 628-3245,
1 -AIR brush, salon chair with
dryer, I cash register. Call 625-
6552 or 223-3884.
CUTE little pups. Short and
fluffy, 7 weeks old vaccinated
and dewormed. Call 220-4825.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 641-
2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline
11 speakers 2800 watts. Call
226-2913, 615-1203.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Cafi 646-9456, 231-1074.
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key lock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
1 QUEEN size bed, 1 5-
door wardrobe. Contact 227-
HOUSEHOLD items fridge,
stove, bookcases, etc. Call 223-
televisions, 2 chair set, amp, etc.
Tel. 611-3153. _______
pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y good condition.
rice $40 000. Call 617-8242-
ONE 850 mini car, one
double stall in Bourda Green's
newly built over. Contact # 223-
9710, 667-6644.
ONE complete 6" land
dredge, one 5' Lavardor, one
multi-band Yaesu radio with
antenna, one 6-cylinder Perkins
engine on bed. Tel. 662-2500..
1 Bar-B-que grill $20 000.
one large Avanti fridge $58
000. Call 646-5988, 226-2053.
GOING cheap 2 fridges.
Excellent condition. Contact Mr.
Ogle 668-6178, 680-8957.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contacft628-3840 or 644-7633.
1 MID Range speaker box. 2 -
12" eminences, 4 bullet tweeters.
2 10" horns, well covered, Call
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer). new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
PIT bulls for sale adults and
puppiess quality bloodline.
on'act Navin. Tel. # 264-2524,
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 233-
0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.
ONE Caterpillar six-cylinder
Marine engine and twin disc gear
box. Model # 3116. Tel. 233-
CALL 225-5591, 619-5505
SURGE Max UPS 300 500
VA sound station audio
conferencing system, DVD/
Burner. 231-1332.
ONE front end loader and
one backhoe attachment for
tractor (brand wood dual). Tel.
652-8637. 227-7309.
BRAND new Hot dog/
hamburger stand. Enclosed,
mobile equipped with stove,
fridge, electricity and battery -
US$1 000. Tel. 629-4094.
PLANTS in hanging baskets
and palms. Prices neg. Any item
you want sold quickly call
Joseph Barrow -227-8013, 220-
043 7, 622-2772., 680-5394.
1 200 HP Yamaha out
board engine (working).Price -
$650 000. 1 18 000 watts
diesel generator working). Price
- $380 000. Call 661-0122 or
CAUSTIC soda, 55 lbs $4
640, alum, 55 lbs $5 800, Soda
ash, 55 lbs $8 700, Sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200, granular
chlorine, chlorine gas. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.

1 MOTOROL V3i, brand
new $39 000. Tel.226-2237
ONE (1) 365 Ford Cargo 6)
six-cylinder diesel engine. Tel.
220-1068 or 626-7684.
OXYGEN and acetylene
fast and efficient service.
i i Mc Doom Public Road.
EBD. Phone 233-0654 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,502,
134A & 404A. Also helium for
balloons and argon as. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4pm). Mon.
to Fri.
PARTS for Dryers!
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
ONE 7-piece dinette set,
one 2 500 watts generator used
X-box and play station games.
Call 227-3355.
NEW shipment of Lister
better engines and generators
from 3 KVA to 20 KVA. Also Lister
welder. Contact 624-3187.
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
LOCAL & foreign pool tables
and accessories such as coin
shoot, rubber balls, cloth,
pockets, chalk. Contact Naka -
609-3311, 220-4298.






Washers. Thermostats. pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
SHRINK wrap 18" x 1000 #
Cool brands. Tel. 226-4165. Fax:
226-4050, 624-1160 140 Regent
Rd., Bourda, G/town
ULTRA quiet generating set
6-cyl. Perkins 126 KVA and (1)
MF 185 tractor. Contact 9B New
Road, V/Hoop. Tel. 254-1195.
ONE Computer CPU Dell
(Black) Pentium 4, 512 Ram 120
IG Hard Drive, DVD Rom, CD
RW Windows. Price $85 000.
Tel. 627-8832.
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 FORD Sera motor car,
selling as scrap,1 clutch plate
and pressure plate (brand new)
water pump 1 Honda Accord
engine & transmission. Tel. 661-
2732, 660-1110.
1 75 KVA FG Wilson
generator set with 4-cylinder
Perkins engine and Stamford
generator. Going cheap. Contact
Choke Gas Station 220-5865,
GOING cheap parts for TK
7-ton differential, 5-speed box,
Hyd. dump, Hyd. pump, springs
complete, Leyland ab, 698
Leyland engine. Call 227-8890.
SALES on equipment, Dell
Laptop, mini DVD camcorder,
professional speaker amplifiers.
EQ crossover, TV, microwave, CD/
DVD Burner. Call 645-1059, 669-
(MIGRATION). Households -
microwave, TV, VCR, computer,
music system car, wardrobe,
vanity, cameras, head light -
Toyota SERA. Much more.
Phone 223-1885. 642-3722.
RESTAURANT equipment -
deep fryer, rotisserie grill, rice
cooker, tables and chairs, bar
stools, gas cylinders, generator
freezer, computer point-of-sale.
Contact 333-3803.

1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM.
56K Fax modem, keyboard.
mouse speakers monitor. DVD-
ROM & or CD Burner, floppy
drive. Call 623-7875.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
prices. Ruimzeight Gardens,
NCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.
500 AND UNDER. 220-4791
2.4Ghz Celeron CPLU 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
FRIDGE 13 cu. ft.,
double bed custom-made
head combination wardrobe,
camcorders, JVC, Panasonic
and Ace series, music set, NiKon
35mm camera and accessories
wall divider 6 ft.. digital
camera 7.1 MP with printer, 2
up, 4, 9 up Minolta 200rmm
lens, auto Minolta motor drive
flash. Tel. 626-7628,_663-3152
SCRAP YN Toyota Hilux
Pick up Single Cab body, Lite
Ace automatic bus, Town Ace
without engine gearbox E-24
Nissan Caravan scrap Suzuki
side kick, AT 140 Corona car,
Honda Integra Motor car, scrap
Toyota Land Cruiser, foreign
used 22RE engine. Z-20
engine gear box (etc.), Mazda
Diesel engine gear box, two 3Y
5-speed stick gear box. Tel.
231-1645, Cell 627-4675, Cell
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers 6 upright tops with
15" double speakers, 4 44T
Drive horns, 6 QSC amplifiers,
equalisers, crossovers (Numark),
1 32 amps Turn-up
transformer, 6 100 watts
bullets. Also 8 metal hail spot
lamps 18" x 15" complete with
wires, disco lights, fogging
machine. One Nissan 4x
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
p pressure washer. 2 000 PSI -
$80 000. Owner migrating -

1 LONG base minibus,
BGG 6200. Contact 612-8211,
4 pm 8 pm.
-1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
ONE Toyota Tundra,
F 150. Tel. 623-5534,
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880
6 1 2 7 6 6 6.PRICE
- $2.9M. TEL. 227-2664.
$1.1M NEG. CALL 225-1528,
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
and PHH, 1 L-Touring Wagon -
PKK. Contact 269-0432.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4. in
excellent condition with all
bars, 1 Nissan 4 x 4, Nissan
Caravan. Tel. 225-8802, 629-
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition, a/c. Contact
Numbers: 610-9218, 231-9140
1 RZ minibus, BHH series,
excellent condition, mags, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 220-9818.
1 3Y minibus, BGG series.
Price $400 000 neg. Tel. 662-
0195, 668-8779.
1 FORD Aerostar mini van
and Nissan Sunny car. Contact
615-7817, 233-2891, after 5
1 SHORT Base Toyota RZ
minibus, BGG series, in
reasonable working condition.
Tel. # 222-4632, 64,9-6901. ,

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE, March 11, 2007


ONE AT 192 PJJ 7396,
with CD & DVD. Fully powered,
mag rims, spoiler, etc. Tel.
22 9-6968.
(1) 3-TON Toyota Dyna
Canter for sale. Good
condition. Price $850 000.
Contact 645-5854.
DATSUN 510 back wheel
drive, PCC series. Phone 225-
4427 after 5 pm, daytime 226-
3336, 8:30 am to 5pm.
TOYOTA 4-Runner T100
Pick ,up & Single Cab. Pajero
J.R. Jeep Model M. Bush Truck
4 x 4 working Jet Boat. 227-
2834, 621-6037.
ONE Austin Maestro 500
car, one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013.
2 TOYOTA T100 Extra
Cab Pick-ups. 5-Speed &
Automatic 4 x 4. Call 629-
4979 or 220-7430.
one EFI, one Carib. BHH and
BGG series both in excellent.
condition. Phone 268-3953.
ONE Toyota Marino and
Toyota Ceres, in immaculate,
condition, AC, maq rims. CD
player, etc. Tel. 6T2-2561._
SUNNY 815 2003
Model. Finished only 6 000-
miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call 225-
26i 1..
ONE AT 170 Carina &
one AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel.
1 AT 170 Carina PGG
series automatic, fully
powered, mags. Tel. # 627-Y
3438 price $850 000 neg.
ONE Nissan Canter 2-ton
in excellent condition. Tel.
611-1311, 266-1054.
ONE AT 192, in excellent
condition fully powered. AC,
alarm, remote start. Tel. No.
250 HONDA Custom, one
3Y bus, one 3Y scrap, one
Corona top car with mag,
low profile. Call 269-0008,
ONE Toyota Camry back
wheel drive, PDD series, just
sprayed over. Call K. Chand -
2 AT 170 CARINAS &
Coronas. Gear, four radios and
base antenna. 1 I freezer.
Price neg. 270-6898, 621-
ONE Coaster bus in
Stood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
AT 170 Carina 17" rims 4
AGE, 20 valve engine, Pioneer
music system, crystal lights.
Contact 641-4210.
000. CALL 218-4060.
ONE Toyota Tacoma, 2 x
4, excellent condition. low
mileage $2M neg. Tel. 640-
0702, 640-2888.
ONE Super car (Hyundai)
- mint condition, AC, mags.
pioneer music. Must qo. Price
- $1M. Tel. 259-323, or 619-
9451. ... .
AT 212 CARINA remote
start. 15" maqs. Sony CD
changer, 56 00O Km, PHH
series, excellent condition -
$1.75M. 623-5492.
X 4 44 000 KM. PRICE
NEGOTIABLE. 233-2415,
GX 71 Toyota Mark II.
Good working condition and
fully powered. Price $750 000
negotiable. Contact 220-
34 0.
AT 192 CARINA. AE 100
Sprinter & Ceres, Toyota pick
Single and Double Cab, F4 RR
motorcycle. Amar 227-2834,
Corona excellent
condition, mag rims. fog
lamps original spoiler. Price
neg. telephone 622-0322.
I TOYOTA Cami 4 x 4,
PJJ series. ',. ,, .. i,. a,i-
condition $2.7 ,1,,ii,..,, 31
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump,
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
Series $ 1 l n nn,. -
Iu leg., 1 AT
i/O Corona, PGG Series, 45
engine $950 000 neg. Call
222-2640, 613-8221.
1 GT TURBO Starlet- PHH
series, two-door, mags, music,
sun roof, muffler, alarm, timinQ
system, fully nnwreri Thr
2.0-4250, 613-0285,...'
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (4x4)
- PHH series, automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, alarm
sunroof, step bar, immaculate
condition hardly used $2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,

ONE Long Bas
complete flair u
sprayed over,
condition $1 3
220-4103, 616-09
model, long 17 fee
B engine, new fr
Sheriff St. 226-91
truck, GGG series
condition $1.3M n
0313, 626-1141 -
AT 170 COR
excellent condition
Carina EFI. fu
Tel. 222-2905, 6
---------------------- -. .9.0 .......
FORD 150 Pici
good condition CD
bubble tray, dual
rims etc. $5.5M r
RICE Mill No.
machinery full
packing and seal
No. 68 Corentyne.
2005 TOYO1
access doors. Ex
2003 Toyota TL
loaded. 619-0063
ONE Black
Lancer oar, excelli
Price $1.5M neg
PHH Series I
Surf 4 x 4 5-do
automatic, cras
2.4M. Call Sha
313, 626-1141.
ONE AT 190 C
fully loaded, mags,
100 Marino -
2owered, etc. Te
van, complete wi
gear box, def.. whe
4928 and make a
to uplift.
excellent working cc
body work tape d
Tel. 617-4063/22
condition mag
system. Price -
Contact 612-1450
seater power ste
condition $52.
Contact Hynter 23
tract, 10 tons (3) w
tons vibrating rolle
working condition
3404, 222-6708.
1 DUMP truck
tender and 330
Skidder all are in
condition. For mor
Contact: 264-2946
225-9700, 609-661
1 AE 100 COF
192 Carina 1 SV a
91 Corolla Wac
leaving country.
6288, 231-0555. A
1 AT 170 Toyo
EFI, mags, automa
condition. Price
Nissan FB 13
$500,000. Call: I
AT 192 -"$1 15
-PJJ series mags,
- 02.6M. lean. L
Sales 227-3551,
ONE Hilux Su
automatic, fully po
bar, ma rims, sid
Price $2 200 00O
263-5866, 623-76E
1 2002, A 1
Benz- white, 4
loaded; 1 Candy
BMW, Tully loaded
6458 or 642-9797.
immaculate conditi
Contact Rocky 22
cat eye, hardly us
Contact Rocky 22
Nissan B12
automatic vlii
exce lle nt .:,... 0. !
000. Contact Rocky
..AE 100 TOYC
automatic, fully p
mag rims, priva
Contact Rocky 22
190E, sunroof -
BMW 528E fully
$850 000. Both
condition Ro --"

1 HONDA Inte
fully powered, AC
immaculate conc
- $675 000. Cont
225-1400/ 621-5S
door manual, 4 x 4,
hand. immaculate cc
- $1.6M. Contact I
1400, 621-5902.
$1.1M, AE 91 Spi
$450 000. F, : 2
excp'Jtor $25M
218-1014, 618-74

se Toyota RZ, 1 AT 170 Toyota Corona (
up, recently full light) automatic, fully
excellent powered, a/c, immaculate
50 000. Tel. condition. Price $875 000.
)56. Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
a truck, new 5902.
Stray, AC, 15 1 Toyota Celica Sports Car,
:m Japan. 74 2-door, automatic fully powered,
09. 1 /c, mag rims, CDplayer. Price -
base Canter 1.3M. Contact ocky 225-
3, in excellent 1400/621-5902.
ne. Call 276- 2001 TOYOTA Corolla 121
S.iahab. NZE PKK series, 50 000 Km,
ONA EFI leather seats, auto start, alarm
n; 2 AT 192 system, DVD player, TV, 17" rims.
Ily powered. Immaculate condition. Contact
41- 821. 613-3978.
k Up, 3 doors, 3 LONG Base RZ minibuses,
)/Ta e player, immaculate condition, music,
air ag ma mas, cat eye. Pces $1 350
neg. Tel. 22(_- u0 1 150 000, $800 0 nea.
Contact Dhannie 269-0258,
269-0270, 661-2878.
Electrical 1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina -
in machine. (back wheel drive), manual, fully
Contact 338- owered, ma rims, private -
$550 000. Contact Rocky 225-
A Tacoma, 1400, 621-5902.
TA Tacoma,
;tended Cab. 1 EP 11 To ota Starlet
undra. fully (Turbo) manual, fully powered,
643-9891. AC, 2-doot CDlayer alarm
soMitsubisher $75 U00. contact
Mitsubishi Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
e n t c o n d i t i o n .-. . . . .. - - - -- -- - - - -- - . - - - - -
g. Tecon # 643- KHAN'S AUTO SALE 1
CAB mags side bar, crash bar,
Toyota Hilux fog lamps, brand new engine
h bar, etc, and suspension. Asking $1.9M
ahab 276- neg. 225-9700 or 609-6600.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona car.
orona auto Automatic, recently refurbished,
etc. One AE split lights AC. PW, PM, PS
auto. fully aoy wheels t ape deck $750
I. 270-4465" 000. AE 81 printer used rront
bumper grill, back wind shield.
Tel. 619-5087, 218-3018.
one Morris J2
th all glass. 1 TOYOTA Pick-up Extra
!els. Cafl 621- Cab '1 "6, 3L, ear, 1994,
arrangements 68551 r,",le, x 4 manual,
excellent condition. Rising Sun
Auto Sales, 140 Reqent Rd.,
Carina, in Bourda, G/town. Tel. 592-226-
indition, needs 4165. Fax: 592-226-4050, 624-
eck AC etc. 1160.
25-6236. --
5------------ 2.-- 1 Jeep Wranqler in excellent
nza, excellent condition, new interior, recently
rim, stereo sprayed over and chromed up.
$650 000. ons of new accessories. Nice
or 218-4295. Music. Only 26 000 miles. 4 Cyl.
12-. 1 New Goodyear Tyres. A real
wnace, 12- Head Turnere Fun Stron,
erin good Dependable. Tel.# 23-5172
1-1271, 610- 61-026
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
with swamn and sell used vehicles locate
heel rolleswam 238 South Rd. & Alexander St. -
r. All in o'od AT 170 Carina & Corolla, AE 100
is Ca ll23 Sorinter & Corolla, AT 192
s. Call 3- Carina, 212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short base
ck 1 water minibus. 227-1845 Mon. Fri.,
Timber Jack 229-6253
good working AT 192. AT 212 Corolla,
6e information Honda Civic, AE 106 Corolla,
S......... Hilux 4 x 4 Tacoma Toyota
kMOUNT OF T100. Price $1.1 million $4
AT BASE 11 million. Contact us at Roval
RIFF TAXI Auto Sale on Tel. 227-2664
OGOS. CALL 612-6333, 609-9112 or 212
00. Almond and New Garden Sts.,
ROLLA, 1 AT Queenstown.
Call # 645- EXCELLENT cQndition $575
II prices neg. 000 1 AE 81 $475 000, 1 HB
a rr 12 black nickel rims, etc., 2 AT
ta motorcar. 192, one 212 automatic, 1 4-
tic. Excellent Runner. 1 Pajero, 1 Mercedes
$700.000. 1 Benz E190 Sports. 10/10
Stick Gear Hadfield Street behind
629-4.236---...... Brickdam Police Station. 225-
0 000, RAV-4 9700, 609-6600, 623-9972.
roof rack, etc. FOR the best reconditioned
Uni ue Auto vehicles in stock are IRZ
647-0856. rn,.,-,r..- EFI new model, cat
rf, four-door, eye, diesel; RZ, AT 192, 004
were, crash Tacoma 4 x 4, Tundra 4 x 4, AT
de step etc 212, new model, canter trucks.
0 neg. Tel. # Credit and Trade-in available at
34 Paul Camacho Auto Sales. 111
...-..... C.... roal St., Stabroek. _(between
90 Mercedes Albert & Oronoque Sts.) Tel.
doors, fully 225-0773 (0), 629-7070 u .u
Apple Red __
STeL# 226- ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
Only serious 80. Automatic transmission 3F
engine, 4 500 cc engine, EFI,
-.......... .- ..... fulfry powered, windows, door
CRV locks, self start, alarm, AM/FM,
on, $3.6M. stereo and CD player, automatic
25-1400, 621- Def lock for four-wheel drive
inside, leather seats, high and
SF low range drive, 4 new Good
BHH. EFM' 'ear tyres and mag rims size (16)
5-140 621. crash bar, fog lamps. adjustable
-14' steering, wheel roof rack, back
lights grilled, back toe bar. 5
3 Sentra, doors sun visor, power steering,
.w,,,r''" new 12v battery, back and front
P-.'; wiper, air conditioner, excellent,
- 225-1400/ power mirrors, fulI security
rm from theft years 10
TA eres ,,-,,.. old PJJ series
oTA Ceres immaculate condition, excellent
owered. AC. interior and fuel consumption.
te $1.1 M. well kept, never went in the
25e-1400,621- Interior. Owner miqratin
$-,400 621- S8.6WM, neg. 641-228.
1 Mercedes0 RECENT shipment from
S300 000equipped Sinapore/Jaan. minibus- -
in equippxcellent K7
n- .. a lvi; Corollas NZE
er. lel. 225- 121. 2002 Models (new model
lights, leathers, alloy wheels, CD
r, a, changer, alarm, etc.). $2.0M
gra manual. each; Toyota Corona GLI -
i fn.P lhr $1.2M (ideal for the person
tact Rock with duty free concession -
902. leathers, CD changer, alloy
9d Cus wheels, etc.); Honda Civic -
nd Cruiser. 5- $1.4M (full body kit, CD player
straihtsixleft all wheels); Hond ",.. "'
ondMon. Price $1: wMeiea isy -
Rocky 225- .850;00Nissan ,arch 1998 -
0 0 leathers, CD player,
........... ..,uy wheels, 4 doors, etc.):
rlet (Turbon Suzuki Wagon R $900 000;
it, inar j Mitsubishi Toppo (1 000 cc) -
enn ar) 1M. All vehicles came with
Sunn,235 leather interior, CD Player/
f. Hilux Surf. changer, low mileage, alloy
483. wheels, etc. ALL PRICES ARE


THE WHARF! Let us order vehicle
directly from Japan and
Singapore and save you money!
Contact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245, 628-4179.
Corolla NZE 121 AE 110 EE
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Sale, Lot 02, George Street.
Werk-en-Rust. Georgetown.
(Behind Brickdam Cathredal
Church, South into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951, 226-
5546, 231-7432.

1 LIVE-IN Maid. 16
Public Road. Call 226-
TOYOTA 3M or 4M. 6-cyl.
engine: Call 227-8890, 664-
YRS. OLD. TEL. # 220-1324 OR
40-50 YEARS.
TELEPHONE 642-8781.
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CALL: 227-3674/622-2442.
WORKSHOP requires
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ONE (1) motor rewinder. For
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PORTER/ODD job person
required. Contact Windies Sports
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and cars needed. Call 225-4111,
DISPATCHER & Drivers to
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c;07C--- i""-
.to-t/ b4.
A HIRE car Driver to work
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WAITRESS, Barman, Cook
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SFC'RiFrTY Guards. Call
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Ages 30 50.
WANTED 1 Maid.
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Exchange 10-l6 for 204b. Telles
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TEL. 231-7062.
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Sharon's Boutique. Tel # 225-







225-1 0 1 7
623-61 36

ONE experienced
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Creole, preferably male and
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experience necessary. Age 40 yrs
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622-9961. 231-9176.
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Call 615-9284.
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WANTED experienced i
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under 25 yrs. to work with
family migrating to Canada.
Must be able to cook roti.
Application without recent
photo will not be considered.
Required documents will be
obtained. Apply Ms. Singh,
P.O. Box 5866. Trinidad, W.I.
TO work in Garment
Factory (1) trimmers. (2)
packers, (3) machine Operators
(4) printers (5) one (1)
experienced Driver. Must have
a valid Driver's Licencp.
u, clearance) Age
requirement 20 yrs. and over.
Ap ly in person between 2 and
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Clearance and birth certificate
to: 22 Austin Street,
Campbeliville. Georgetown.
ES' -ATE, Rii M BL D ., "-,

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 11, 2007


Office of the Regional Democratic Council
Region 6

1. The Regional Democratic Council, Region 6 invites tenders from pre-qualified qualified contractors
to undertake the following works:-


No. 72/73 Village
No. 72 Village
No. 70 Village
No. 71 Village
Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder- 2 bridges
Yakusari, Black Bush Polder- 1 bridge
Johanna, Black Bush Polder- 2 bridges

ii) Community Bridge -Topo/Guava Bush

iii) Hawk Bridge Fyrish, Corentyne


a) Kilcov. Fyrish East Sideline Dam burnt earth to DBST
b) Middle Street, John's. Port Mourant- burnt earth to DBST
c) Mibicuri North, 2nd Street mud to burnt earth
d) Johanna North (Robert Street) mud to burnt earth


Construction of timber revetment. No. 66 Creek
Excavation of drainage canal. Lighttovxn Sluice to Kitty area
Rehabilitation of sluice. Kilmarnack
Rehabilitation of sluice. Paykoo
-Rehabilitation of sluice, Borlam
Construction oftimber re etment. Nigg sluice
Construction oftimber revetment. Lnsdale sluice
Construction of timber revetment. No. 3 sluice. Crabx\ood Creek
Excavation of Cross Canal & installation ofe2 #36-tubings \ ith revetment. Germania
Empoldering ofMaratraite Village. East Bank Berbice
Construction of timber bridge. Koortbraadt
Installation of 2 #24 tubImgsn iIh re\ etment-Germania drainage canal
Construction ofrexvetmcnt- North siphons at Manarabisi
Construction of sluice door- No. 73 sluice door
Rehabilitation of Busses Lust drainage canal. East Bank Berbice sluices
Excavation ofYakusari South Frontiands Distributary. Bush Polder


a) Supply and deliver type 'A' desk and benches
b) Supply and delivertype 'B' desk and benches
c) Supp h and deliv ertt pe'C' desk and benches


a) Rehabilitation ofC-166 Living quarters,Whim Compound
b) Renovation ofMedcx quarters.Williamsburg

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the Regional Democratic Council. Regional Accounting Unit-
Vr, man's Erven- Nc\\ Amsterdam during normal working hours at a non-refundable fee of '\xo
thousand dollars ($2.()0) for each tenderdocumiicnt for the above projects.

3. Tenders can be submitted for each project in a separate plain, scaled envelope, bearing no identification
of the tenderer and must he marked the job tendered for at the top. left hand corner and addressed to the
Chairman. Regional Tender Board. Regional Democratic Council Region No. 6. Vryman's Erven.
Nexw Amsterdam and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 10:00hrs on March
23. 2007.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of tenderers th. ;j representatives immediately
...-"...-r in the boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council.
Lui 0.u^.

," -- '-" ..i....h' National
5. All tenders must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance N.......
Scheme and Gu\ana Re, enuci Authority.


6. The Regional "I nci r 'oarud icri., .,-: right to rljecit am or all tenders \i thout assigning a
reason lhal.tsoc. r an.d 110 n :ot n c'ssa i ail\ a\\rd to the 1lox\cs tclndci

Desmond Kissoon
Regional Exccuit e OlItlicr
Region 6


Tait takes significant step

towards replacing Lee

By John Mehaffey
(Reuters) Australia fast
bowler Shaun Tait has taken
a significant step towards fill-
ing the gaping hole left by
the injured Brett Lee with his
performance in the final
World Cup warm-up game
against England.
Ricky Ponting used Tait in
three spells in the England in-
nings on Friday and the 24-
year-old responded with four
for 33 from 8.3 overs.
Tait started with an
inswinging yorker to dismiss Ed
Joyce, returned in the middle of
the innings to account for Kevin
Pietersen, England's most dan-
gerous batsman, and came on
again at end to finish the innings
with two quick wickets.
He was genuinely quick at
the start of the innings, moving
the new ball in the air, and was
then equally dangerous at the
death when the ball began to re-
verse swing.
After starting the previous
match against Zimbabwe with
two wides it was a performance
to gladden Ponting's heart as he
searches for the right combina-
tion of bowlers to defend the
World Cup.
"I sat down before the first
game and I had a bit of a chat
with Shaun about how he was
going to be used," Ponting told
reporters. "He showed England
just how effective he can be.
"If he gets everything right
and bowls the way he can, he's
not only a wicket-taker but a
very good container as well."
Lee was sidelined last
month through an ankle injury.
England captain Michael
Vaughan, who survived Tait's
hostile opening spell with skill
and a little luck, was also im-
"He bowled pretty quick
and I think towards the end he
goi the ball reversing. He's a
newcomer on the world stage
but if you bowl at that kind of
pace obviously you are going to

be a threat.
"He's going to be a threat,
particularly if he starts revers-
ing the ball."
Reverse swing was devised
in Pakistan where the abrasive
pitches quickly remove the
shine from the ball and make
conventional swing impossible.
It is an art which could prove
invaluable in the Caribbean.
Tait has played only two
Tests and four one-day
internationals, partly because of


successive shoulder, back and
hamstring injuries resulting from
his vigorous body action which
can generate extreme pace but
which also can result in the ball
flying wide of the wicket.
"A couple of games I've
played for Australia in the past I've
been quite nervous," he said. "But
today I was quite happy.
"I am a lot more relaxed and
a lot more comfortable with the
new ball. If I can jag a wicket
with the new rock. I have done
my job.
"Whether I am the spear-
head is another story but if I am
selected to play, whether I am
opening the bowling or first
change or whatever, then I am
going to do the job I am asked
and I hope to do it well."
Australia open their
World Cup Group A campaign
on Wednesday against Scot-
land then face the Nether-
lands (March 18) and South
Africa (March 24).

Stop picking on struggling

Sehwag Dravid
B. N. \nanthanuraa.inan
TRELAWNY. Jamaica iReuleri Indian skipper Rahul
Dravid slammed critics yesterday for continuing to attack
struggling opening batsman Virender Sehwag.
The explosive batsman has not scored a one-day fifty since
the ICC Champions Trophy game against Australia in October
and many felt he could have been axed for the World Cup but
for his captain's vote of :.:.nfidnccL
Sehwag, 28, remains a concern after being dismissed for 28
and zero in this week's warm-up games against Netherlands and
West Indies.
The 1983 champions play their first Group B game
against Bangladesh on March 17 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Sri Lanka and Bcrniuda arc ihc other teams in the group.
Dravid asked people to stop questioning Sehwag's credentials.
"I get asked this question why are you supporting Sehwag."
an irritated Indian captain told a news conference.
"Anyway my supporting Sehwag, it is not like I'm sup-
porting Joe Bloggs, some Ramdin or Ramakdin or something.
"He is a kid who has got 300 runs and he has done things
in international cricket."
Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to notch a Test triple-
` *:-..,1 V). ,0,
hundred, against r'aius -..-. his form
His unorthodox batting gives India quicK stiat ....
would be vital after Sachin Tendulkar switched down the bat-
ting order for the tournament.
India's chief selector recently said Sehwag's World Cup se-
lection was largely due to Dravid's backing and was duly re-
buked by the national board for disrcinWg Pition issues in
"It is not a question of me supporting (him)," said Dravid.
-'C,~ole also just need to hang back and let him play
his cricket."


Man. United earn ..

e The family ofthe late MAUD .

thanks to Ronald THELMARAMSARAN
il a.k.a. AUNTY DOLLY

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Manchester United's hopes
of repeating their 1999 treble
remained alive yesterday af-
ter a 68th-minute penalty by
Cristiano Ronaldo secured a
2-2 draw at Middlesbrough in
their FA Cup quarter-final.
United, top of the Premier
League and into the last eight of
the Champions League, took the
lead with a Wayne Rooney shot
after 23 minutes.
Boro turned the game
around either side of halftime

anced view.
"I can sec why he's given it
because George has got his
hands up but I will say he was
only a yard away," said the
Boro manager.
The three other quarter-
finals take place today when
Tottenham Hotspur visit
Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers
host Manchester City and
second division Plymouth Ar-
gyle entertain Premier
League strugglers Watford.

would like to express heartfelt
thanks and appreciation to all
who sympathised with us,
offered prayers, support and
acts of kindness during our
time ofgrief.

*I Special thanks to Dr. Hydar Khan, Dr. Bhairo
1 Harln. Re%. Dale Bisinaulh.
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In losing memory of
George Samuel
Wong who departed
this life on March


"Don't grieve for me for now I am free
I'm following that path God has laid for me
I took His hand when I heard the call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day, to laugh, live, work or pla
Tasks that I have left undone, will stay that way
I have found that peace at close of day
If my parting has left a void
Please fill it with remembered joy
only remembered by his wife, children, family and friends.
io p^______________________y*jiaB


with goals by Lee Cattermole
and George Boateng before Por-
tugal winger Ronaldo levelled
from the spot.
United are chasing a
record-equalling 25th ap-
pearance in the semis and a
12th FA Cup success.
Boro, who needed a replay
in all three previous rounds,
must again contest a second
match at Old Trafford on March
"We are still in there
fighting," Boro manager
Gareth Southgate told the
BBC. "I'm disappointed, hav-
ing gone ahead against them
you want to hold on and win.
"In the second half we
played well, with a little bit
more fortune we might have
gone through."
United started well and it
was no surprise when Rooney
cut inside and drilled in his first
goal since January.
Stand-in keeper Tomasz
Kuszczak denied Boro striker
Aiyegbeni Yakubu while United
winger Ryan Giggs shaved a
post with a volley.
The equaliser came in the
last minute of the first half when
Kuszczak clattered into Rio
Ferdinand and Julio Arca nod-
ded the ball to Cattermole, who
swivelled to volley into an un-
guarded net.
Within two minutes of the
restart Boateng was left un-
marked at a corner to plant a
header beyond Kuszczak.
Boro fans were beginning to
think they had done enough
when Boateng handled as
Ferdinand flicked on a near-post
corner and Ronaldo converted
the penalty.
"Devastated. I feet re-
erce h, robbed us tonight,"
Boateng said of the penalty de-
"l's' a natural ins>inct that
when a shot comes in you try
to protect your face."
Southgate took a more bal-

SINGH: In loving everlasting and
cherished memory of a beloved husband,
* father, grandfather, son and brother
DHANNY SINGH also known as FAT
MAN, APPLE MAN of 4 Austin Street,
Campbellville who passed away so quietly
on March 15, 1997.

* !

10 years today since that sad day
When our beloved one was called away
It was the saddest day in our lives
No more in our lives to share
Now God wi'! keep you in his care
A day we shall fver forge:
Your gentle face and patient smile
With sadness we recall you had
So bitter was the trail to part
from one so good as you :
You are not forgotten love v
one, nor will you ever be '
We miss you now, our hearts are sore
Your loving smile, your gentle face
no one can take your place
When the family meets you are there unseen
But in our hearts we know you are there
A wonderful person has gone to rest
For all of us you have done your best
Tears will flow, tears will dry
But memories of you will never die
May Lord Krishna grnt you i thrnaI rest

Sadly missed by your loving wife
Leena, sons Vishnu, Vinod,
daughters-in-law Stacy and Nado,
Grand-daughter Amanda & Adeng
grandsons Akash ^ A y r
i iate Fred Singh brothers Raj,
Ranol, sisters Baab, Sherani, Kamla,
Shoba, also all your cousins, nieces,

:. no on -a
,"S u emories yu wil neverdi
I ^ MayX ^ ^ LodKisn no ^ra rs

In loving memory of
our dear son, brother,
grandson and uncle
ARJUNE a.k.a.
SHAM who departed
this world on Sunday,
March 11, 2001 and
formerly of Lot 15
Seaforth Street, C/ville.

Night falls, but day dawns to replace it
Grief comes, but time will erase the pain
Life ends, but death cannot erase it
In memory, love will always remain


We can't know why sad things happen, we can only no tiI3t nothing beautiful in this
world is ever really lost, because all precious '.igs live on in memory forever

Memories hold those we've loved forever in our hearts. The one we loved never really
leaves us but go to another shining place You: kind and generous spirit is a tribute
and influence in life. We'll never forget you, sweet face, the sound of your voice, the
gentleness of your touch, we'll never forget that you Sham always knew that you're
honoured. It's how you live and who you are that makes you a legend.

May the hand that framed the earth touch your body and heal it.
May the breath that moves over the water fill your dying soul with life.
May the heart that sacrificed to save you surround you with comfort.

A rose may loose its bloom but still the fragrance lingers long. A bird may fly away, yet
we can still recall its song. So when someone who is loved departs to join the Lord
above, they'll live and laugh and be with us in memories of love.

We know your absence is just a dream, we know you are still with us although unseen.

"Give your mind to me, be devoted to me, Worship me and bow to me. Doing so
you will come to me alone, I truly promise you; for you are exceptionally dear to
me". B. Gita Ch:18 V: 65.

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V' I ."t"M

Forever and always remembered by
your loving mom Jean, brothers Pooran
& Suraj, sister Sharm-an sisters-in-law
aimn & Rani, brother-in-law Yodha,
nieces Varsha, Sasha & Amisha,
nephews Vijay, Ashay & Akash,
grandmother, aunts & uncles, other
relatives & friends.

/ ~'C~


ord Krishna grant his soul eternal peace.







(CMC) The Trelawny
Multi-Purpose Stadium was
transformed from a cricket
field into a colourful arena
yesterday for the grand
opening ceremony to
officially herald the start of
Cricket World Cup (CWC)
2007 today.
Hundreds of participants
for the three-hour ceremony
starting at 5:15 p.m. (6:15 East
Caribbean time) were at the
facility for an evening rehearsal
as work continued around the
clock in the build-up to the big
A stage was erected on the
field and several costumes
were positioned around the
Stadium to set the stage for
the ceremony.
The two-hour 45-minute
show, dubbed 'West Indian
Energy', will feature superstar
young guns like Machel
Montano of Trinidad and
Tobago, Jamaica's Sean Paul, the
first lady of soca Alison Hinds
from Barbados and St
Vincent's international singing
talent, Kevin Lyttle.
They will share the stage
with seasoned veterans such as
Byron Lee, Third World, Arrow
and Jimmy Cliff as well as
David Rudder. South African

reggae artiste, Lucky Dube, and
The Duffy Brothers from
Ireland will also feature.

There will be a guest
appearance by the trio of Rupee,
Shaggy and Fayann Lyons who
jointly appear on the
tournament's Official Song,
'The Game of Love and Unity'.
With a cast and crew of
over 2 000 singers, dancers and
performers, this exciting
production has been in rehearsal
for more than three months and
represents the creative output of
some of the Caribbean's most
talented producers and
All of the nine host venues
will be represented in the

Sincere Thanks
We, the grateful offspring of the late Canon Charles
Alexander Cush A.A., sincerely thank all who have assisted
us in bearing our loss.
Specialgratitude is extended to;
Bishop Randolph George and The Anglican Diocese of
Canon Joseph Wagner, the organizations of Christ-the-
King, St. Mary's-the-Virgin and United Mission Churches.

Dr.John Dickinson, Medex Anna Glasgow and Ms. Kay. Our
relatives and ar'."nds who are too numerous to mention.
Your expressions of love were very touching.
"And into that gate they shall enter, and into that house they
shall dwell, where there will be no cloud, nor sun, no darkness,
nor dazzling, but one equal light, no noise, nor silence, but one
equal communion and identity, no ends, nor beginnings, but
one equal eternity."- John Donne
ThankYou .. . ... ... ... .... .. .

celebration of the spirit of the
Caribbean at this signature
The display will include a
cast of stilt-walkers paying
tribute to the Caribbean's
cricket prowess over the
years, from the sport's
greatest cricketer, the Right
Excellent Sir Garfield
Sobers to the region's
current star batsman and
West Indies captain, Brian
Officials are describing the
opening ceremony as a
captivating and colourful
showcase of the Caribbean's
diverse culture
Scenes representative of the
vibrant lifestyle and heritage of
the region will unfold on stage
at the celebration to welcome
the world to the tournament -
starting with a medley of
calypso, dancehall, mento,
reggae, ska, soca and other
musical genres.
The presentation will
include a variety of dance
sequences, stilt walkers
enacting a cricket match -
with commentary by the
renowned Tony Cozier a
mass choir and fire blowers.
There will also be an
energetic drum score by a
visiting troop from South
Africa, symbolising the link
between the previous ICC
Cricket World Cup and this
year's event.
All 16 teams participating
in the Cricket World Cup have
arrived here for the event, after
contesting pre-tournament
warm-up matches at different
venues over the last week.
The tournament bowls off
on Tuesday at Sabina Park
when hosts West Indies meet

fo lk, off in

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fashiMfn today.


The farnily of the late LUNA
DEBIDIN wishes to express our
heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to "|
% e er\ one for his'her support and kind
words of sympathy in the time of our. 8

Special thanks to Rev. ,2auth and '
) Management of Burns Memorial
/ Presbyterian Church who gave us that \
extra consolation and moral courage t
Face life. ]

not just important for social co-
hesion but it is an extremely im-
portant economic tool in
today's commercial world.
He pointed to the great ben-
efits of the 2007 Cricket World
Cup to Guyana, singling out the
financial benefits for the coun-
Adding to that, Singh
said that Guyana would be
on the eyes of the world with
the number of people travel-
ling to the country, or follow-
ing the cricket through the
Singh also said that the gov-
ernment is working on rehabili-
tating a number of tennis courts,
building an Olympic-size swim-
ming pool and building two
sport complexes.
Those pleasing words were
not all that received much ap-
plause, since the 2006 sports
winners were also awarded their
Squash sensation Nicolette
Femandes who is a regular win-
ner at the NSC awards again
collected her trophy in humil-
Runner Cleveland Forde
(who was named the sportsman-
of-the-year), boxer Gairy St
Clair (runner-up sportsman-of-
the-year) and golfer Christine
Sukhram (runner-up sports-
woman-of-the-year) were ab-
The first two now reside
overseas. Forde is in Kenya
and St Clair is in Australia

while Sukhram is represent-
ing Guyana this weekend at
the 2007 RBTT N.V. Invita-
tional golf competition in
Also receiving awards
were: Taruna Patrick (out-
standing person with disabil-
ity); swimmer Niall Roberts
(junior sportsman-of-the-
year); cricketer Gajanand
Singh (runner-up junior
sportsman-of-the-year); table
tennis player Trenace Lowe
(junior sportswoman-of-the-
year); middle distance run-
ner Alika Morgan not
present (runner-up junior
the national Twenty20
cricket team (sports team-of-
the-year); national cricket
coach Albert Smith (sports
coach-of-the-year); Joseph
'Reds' Perreira (male sports
personality-of-the-year); Dr
Karen Pilgrim (female sports
personality-of-the-year); the
Guyana Amateur Swimming
Association (the most im-
proved association-of-the-
year); the Guyana Rugby
Football Union (the Sports
Kaieteur News' Rawle Welch
(sports journalist-of-the-year
- print); NCN's Leeron
Brumell (sports journalist-of-
the-year non-print) and
Guyana Chronicle's Winston
Oudkerk (sports photogra-
Director of Sports Neil

By Faizool Deo

MINISTER of Finance, Dr
Ashni Singh, delivered a
pleasing message to sporting
personalities in his address
at the 2006 National Sports
Commission (NSC) Sports
Awards ceremony on Friday
night at the National Cul-
tural Centre when he reas-
sured the government's sup-
port for sports.
Singh, who filled in for Min-
ister of Culture Youth and
Sport, Dr Frank Anthony (who
is representing Guyana in Ja-
maica for today's opening of the
2007 West Indies Cricket World
Cup) said that the Government
recognizes the importance of
sport not just for its physical
capabilities, but for its power-
ful ability to unite a nation.
He reflected on the unity
of all Guyanese when
Guyana competed in the
Stanford 20/20 cricket compe-
tition last year.
The well-spoken 'Singh said
that the government is already
working on a national sports
plan a plan which is focusing
on community-based sports,
school sports and fitness
He said that they (the gov-
ernment) see community sport
as an important tool to promote
social integration, and to keep
young people away from the
negative factors in society.
In respect to the school
sports, Singh .said that
coaches will be looking for
talent at an early age so that
future athletes can be prop-
erly trained and can be devel-
oped to their fullest potential.
According to Singh, sport is

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Kumar also dJfivered an wad
F n dress.

Frank issues...
From back page
day and would like to let the Guyanese public see his
skills first hand."
Lewis and Dalton meet early next month for the
later's national junior middleweight title in a fight la-
belled "The Conclusion".
"Raul is always in shape and is senous about the challenge,"
Bristol added.
The sturdy Frank, living in the LISA for the past 16 years,
has not fought in Guyana since losing back-to-back fights to
Michael Benjamin in 1992.
Since then he has twice challenged for world titles and to
date has won 27 bouts 113 KOs). lost fise and drawn three.
Bristol said that negotiations have already started with the pro-
moters of next month's fight, for Frank to lake on the winner.
The Lewis/Dalton match-up is being promoted by I Care
Promotions and McNeal Enterpnse of Guyana and Layne Pro-
ductions of Barbados.
An official of one of the local promotion company yester-
day declared that if Frank is serious then he can be included on
. lommng card.
"Even' year avs that he is coming to fight in Guyana
"Every year Pra,, .-. - k- needs to do is stop tud-
and it has never materialised. \\ naL eeds .. do s hd-
mg and come full.
If he wants to fight the winner of Dalton/Lewis then
he can come and fight on our card so we can see if he has
the goods," the official said. -

2006 sports awardees receive prizes ...

Government will

continue to invest

heavily in sports -

Minister of Finance


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GABF must keep tab on indiscipline
Sf~sus'as ts ^%~s nkts Uind EI~lline-

THE governing body of bas-
ketball, the Guyana Amateur
Basketball Federation
(GABF) will step up to the
plate and, finally from re-
ports. will address the
Ravens' Dwayne 'Brown
Sugar' Roberts matter today
where the Georgetown player
was banned by the Linden
Amateur Basketball Associa-
Against this backdrop, the
recent decision by the Ravens
basketball club to withdraw
from the Next Level Entertain-
ment (NLE) nationwide club
tournament rather than play
without their main centre Rob-
erts has drawn unnecessary at-
tention once more to the game
locally. The number two team in
Georgetown was given the
'thumbs up' by the Georgetown
Amateur Basketball Association
(GABA) when the association
publicly stated that it would
disregard the ban by the Linden
Amateur Basketball Association
(LABA) last year.
More and more breaches
are being committed by
GABF'S two major affiliates.
the Georgetown and Linden
associations, and no one
seems to care about the
mounting problems.
It all boils down to the par-
ent body taking charge and flex-
ing its muscles on situation>
which, if a lid is not kep! on it.
can swing out of control.
Behind this comes the deci-
sion by the LABA to instituil'
a ban of two years on a
Georgetown affiliated player.
The confusion comes
when even members of LABA
claimed that the suspension
letter of Dwayne Roberts was
probably not the decision
taken by the LABA Executives
after the contents of the let-
ter had been made public
since their recommendations
were instructional to the fed-
eration for its adoption.

(Reuters) Peter Fulton

However, a very senior ,ffi-
cial of LABA when asked to com-
ment only strengthened the ill-ad-
vised banning of Roberts, quali-
fying the decision taken by stat-
ing that if. in turn, Georgetown
finds a Linden player guilty of
misconduct, GABA can do like-
wise and institute charges and
penalties on any of its (LABA)
players. Of course that's a recipe
for disaster.
Here again the basketballl
with borders' comes into play.

\Vhile Roberts shouldrighttll l
lace a disciplinary hearing. to tr i
conducted by the federation.
and bhe punished if found guilty.
it ,, as not in LA:3 ". v'i in
the first place o ltr- !ird
penalise tllhe player. The re.comi-
mendation. as some ofliciaisn,
LABA had said. should ha\c
been sent to the GABF.
In retaliation, naturally, the
GABA responded that it would
not recognize the ban and Rob-
erts was allowed to play in sub-
sequent competitions in
Georgetown. While the GABA
was correct in asking LABA to
fill them in on the reports which
led to Roberts' proposed two-
year ban, it was not the best

added his name to New
Zealand's growing injury list

thing to allow him to play, as
GABA did. immediately after
the incident.
There was clearly no
proper communication going
on between the Linden and
Georgetown associations, and
that is where GABF should
have stepped in.
Because of this, the issue
with Roberts remains in the
spotlight sometime after the
federation finally accepted re-
sponsibility in addressing the
At the same time LABA's
handling of the matter leaves
much to be desired as the other
players from Linden involved in
this fiasco were sadly given
much lighter penalties. In addi-
tion to this. one of the sus-
pended Linden players was seen
in the vicinity of the Mackenzie
Sports Club (MSC) hard-con
.ag in l Ihe regulations of the'
ban and to tile extent tlhatl h
was coaching his team sw.hile ;in
suspension. It did not end the :e.
That suspended player was in-
,rtiruienlal in having his teai
struck oult of' a doimes'; tlour-
n .itentI 1or 1 iscondutil during
the competition recently. Again.
the irmaner in ,h ich the LA1 \
handled this incident was also
\er\ questionable.
Back in the cits. GAiA .
had promised to inflct h-cav'
pe'lAitices on pla cers once
found guilt) in a ;Ai
league tournament.
However, the players in-
volved in a brawl were given to
say the least, very lenient pen-
allies in face of admitted mounl-
ing indiscipline in the sport by
the very authorities.
GABA and LABA are not
giving the sport its due when
players misbehave and it ap-
pears that they at best are pro-
tecting their own interests.

after he broke a finger dur-
ing a World Cup warm-up
match against Sri Lanka on
Fulton was taken to hospi-
tal after he broke the little fin-
ger on his left hand taking a
Although he held on to the
ball to dismiss Kumar
Sangakkara in New Zealand's
18-run victory at the 3Ws Oval.
the effort could prove to be
costly for the Black Caps'
World Cup hopes.
All-rounder Jacob Oram has
been nursing a broken finger on
his left hand since last month
and paceman Mark Gillespie
has picked up a virus which has
numbed his bowling right arm.
Captain Stephen F'lemi"'-
admitted that Gillespie .iio
"probably not" be able play in
New Zealand's openhin.l,
Group C World Cup ('ixt(u;"
against England ne\t Vrida..

Here again is where the
governing federation should
police their key affiliates and
question the grave disparity
in penalties on serious inci-
de;tis which cause the game
to go into disrepute from time
to time.
There are many internal is-
sues which affect both the op-

rations of GABA and LABA
which, if properly addressed,
would beg the question of integ-
rity of some of those officials
who operate without borders in
their handling of matters.
Over the past two years the
GABF took a hands-off posi-
tion for reasons which had to do
with its problems with the

But having started the
process to address the con-
cerns of GABA, the federation
is now better positioned to
take up its rightful role and
be the ruling body of the sport
in this country, crossing all
borders at least, if it is to in-
stitute discipline in the sport.

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Twenty-six players

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TWENTY-six players have been invited to two national 50-
over Under-15 trial matches which started yesterday and
will continue today at the Demerara Cricket Club ground,
Queenstown, in preparation for the upcoming regional
limited over youth tournament to be held in Trinidad and
Tobago from April 3 to 10. t
The team will be under the guidance of Demerara Under-
15 Inter-county manager, lan John. and Essequibo Under-15
coach Vibert Johnson.
The full 26-man squad reads: (Berbice) Harrinarine
Chattergoon, Jeomal La Fleur, Travis Karim, Imran Latiff,
Jamally Odle, Marvin Basdeo (wkp.), Trinson Carmichael,
Gudakesh Motie, Keon Joseph, Khemraj Rampersaud and
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Lara confident Windies

will bounce back

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) West Indies
captain Brian Lara has
defended his team from
critics and said the World
Cup hosts would bounce back
from their humiliating warm-
up defeat to India.
Lara's side were skittled out
for 85 runs in Friday's final
preparation match before their
campaign proper begins on
Tuesday against Pakistan in
Kingston and the skipper
described them as having a
"chronic" tendency towards
batting collapses.

But facing an accusation
that his team had a 'laissez
faire' attitude, Lara stood by
his players following that
nine-wicket defeat.
"This is a team that over the
past few years has beaten
everyone else and we have
played some very good cricket
but we have been
unpredictable," Lara told a news
conference at the team's hotel.
"I don't think people
should be so sarcastic about
this team and I don't agree
about laissez-faire. I am
confident we will bounce
back in the competition
proper," he said.


After Friday's game
finished early, Lara kept his
team behind on the field at
Trelawny to practise and then
sat down with his players to
discuss the defeat.
"We had a chat, similar
to ones we have had after
other performances like that,
and we talked about getting
our act together. We tend to
be unpredictable, this was not
a one-off and it is something
we are trying to stamp out,"
he said.
Lara said his side's
tendency towards dramatic
batting collapses reflected an



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inability to deal well
"The pressure o
situation gets to the team
with an international sid
pick a lot of guys who
three or four in their tea


f t
de y
m a

they have to adapt to batting in
a different role," he said.
The dramatically
fluctuating form of Lara's side
was well illustrated by the
Champions Trophy in October
when West Indies were bowled
out for 80 by Sri Lanka but four
days later beat Australia.
ith "I'd prefer it if we were
very consistent and not
he unpredictable. If we want to
lso move ahead, not only in this
you World Cup but in the years
at to come then we need to find
nd consistency," added Lara.

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- SUNDAY f :a 7

Irish secure

triple-crown as

Italy win again
By Rex Gowar
LONDON, England (Reuters) Ireland notched their third
triple-crown in four years thanks to a 19-18 win oer Scot-
land yesterday while Italy strung together their first back-
to-back Six Nations rugby victories b3 beating Wales 23-
The Irish joined France on six points at the top of the stand-
ings although the French will be looking for their fourth suc-
cessive victory when they face England ai T"% ickenham iodaN
"We just about debl ered," Ireland coach Eddie O'SuUIi an
told reporters. "We have to kick on to Rome against Italy nest
Saturday) now and maybe hope tomorrow England do us a
Italy, on four
points for the first
time since they joined
the championship in
2000, are level with
England, leaving Scot-
land with two points
and Wales none.
The game in
Rome ended in con-
Wales, three
points down and
awarded a penalty, IRISH captain Brian O'Driscoll
passed up the chance celebrates the Triple Crown success
to go for a draw, kick-
ing for touch in a bid to go for a match-winning try only for
English referee Chris White to immediately blow the final
Wales coach Gareth Jenkins was furious with White.
"We asked clearly if there was time left (for the lineout)
and we were told there was," Jenkins told reporters. "There
was a collective decision not to go for the penalty.
"If we had been told there wasn't time we would possibly
have gone for the kick and got a different result. It was an un-
satisfactory decision to say the least."
At Murrayfield, flyhalf Ronan O'Gara scored the only try
and kicked Ireland's other points to seal a seventh successive
victory over the Scots in an error-strewn contest.
Victory was never a formality for the Irish with the hosts,
rejuvenated after their humiliating 37-17 home defeat by Italy,
threatening an upset thanks to the accurate kicking of captain
Chris Paterson who landed six penalties.
"We knew Scotland would come out a very different
side (from the Italy defeat),'" said Ireland's man-of-the-
match, wing Denis Hickie.
"That (defeat) probably wasn't a true reflection of where
they are and we were not very disciplined today, we missed a
few chances," he said.
"They were very good in defence and we're happy to get
out of here with a win. It was a very defensive game."
Flanker Mauro Bergamasco went over for a late try to seal
Italy's historic victory at Rome's Stadio Flaminio.
Bergamasco scored in the 78th minute to put Italy one
point clear and flyhalf Ramiro Pez added the conversion
for a match tally of 13.
Italy led 13-7 at halftime after wing Kaine Robertson's try
and eight points from Pez to Shane Williams's try for Wales
converted by captain Stephen Jones.
Wales hit back to go ahead early in the second half with a
try from hooker Matthew Rees, converted by centre James
Hook, who also kicked two penalties.
Italy's late pressure told, however, as they added the
win to the 37-17 victory over Scotland two weeks ago.




By John Mehaffey

(Reuters) World Cup team
combinations and bookmak-
ers' odds are being hastily re-
assessed as the 16 teams
gather in Jamaica for today's
opening ceremony before
dispersing for the opening
round starting this week.
A week of warm-up
matches has confirmed that
pitches in the West Indies, once
the hunting grounds for a con-
veyor belt of express bowlers,
now resemble those on the In-
dian sub-continent.
"Slow bowlers are going to
play a part." Ricky Ponting, the
captain of defending champions

Australia, told reporters this
week. "We just have to look at
the makeup of the West Indies'
side during the last 12 months.
"They had Chris Gayle
and Marion Samuels bowling
a lot for them during the
middle. That would suggest
they are preparing to bowl in
a World Cup."
Predictions that the short
boundaries would lead to a
flurry of big-hitting and, possi-
bly, the first-team score in ex-
cess of 500 have also been re-
vised with batsmen constantly
having to check their shots to
counter the slow and sometimes
variable bounce.
Australia are still
favourites to win the Cup

Chattergoon hits brilliant

101 in Under-15 trial
A BRILLIANT century (101) from Harrinarine Chattergoon
was the lone highlight of the first national Under-15 trial
match at the Demerara Cricket Club ground in
Queenstown, yesterday. The young players are preparing
for the upcoming regional
Youth tournament to be held
in Trinidad and Tobago from
April 3 to 10.
Chattergoon, whose side
.opposed a Carlos La Rose's XI,
hit 14 sixes and ten fours before
he retired as his team reached
270 for eight at the expiration
of the 50 overs. La Rose's XI
made 172 for nine from their al-
lotted 50 overs.
Kevin Singh scored 24 (5x4)
and opening batsman HARRINARINE
Shameer Fazal 23, which in- CHATTERGOON
cluded a four while Melvin
Seepersaud chipped in with 21 with five fours. Not a bowler
took more than two wickets, delivering for La Rose's XI.
When La Rose's XI batted first, their target was built around
a fine 29 (3x4, lx6) from Berbice hard-hitting opening batsman
Imran Latiff while Travis Karim made 27 (1x4, lx6). Joemal La
Fleur 24 (2x4).
Berbice left-arm spinner Khemraj Rampersaud grabbed two
for 20 from six overs while Essequibo medium pacer Rove Hanis
nabbed two for 23 from six overs.
The Under-15s will be in action today at the same venue
for another trial match before the final 14-man squad is
named to begin camp.

for an unprecedented suc-
cessive third time, despite
their recent blip in form
when they lost five
matches in a row to En-
gland and New Zealand.
They have a long list of at-


tacking batsmen, headed by
Ponting and Adam Gilchrist,
varied bowling and consistently
excellent fielding.
SBut South Africa,.who
struggled to defeat Ireland then
lost to Pakistan, and who will
field their customary array of
fast-medium bowlers, look over,
priced at second place ahead of
Sri Lanka.
For their part, Sri Lanka
could not have asked for better
conditions 11 years after beat-
ing Australia in the 1996 World
Cup final in Lahore.
Sanath Jayasuriya, who
redefined the role of opening
bat in 1996, could still be the
most valuable one-day player
in the world with his explo-
sive left-hand batting and
canny, flat leg-spin while
Muttiah Muralilharan has the
control to bowl a series of
two-over spells without of-
fering a loose ball. -
After sweeping West
Indies aside on Friday in
their final warm-up game,
India will also relish the
conditions as will Pakistan,
who remain the most un-

predictable team in world
Pakistan meet West Indies
in Tuesday's opening match in
Jamaica, a game which will de-
termine who will carry two in-
valuable points through to the
Super Eights round.
Two days later England
play New Zealand in the key
Group C clash while India
meet Sri Lanka in Group B
on March 23 followed by Aus-
tralia against South Africa in
SGroup A.
West Indies captain Brian

(Reuters) Former West
Indies fast bowling, great Wes
Hall's eldest son has drowned
on a holiday in the Carib-
bean, local media reported
John Woodroffe, 42, died on
Wednesday within a few hours
of arriving for a holiday in Bar-
bados with his family from
Police public relations of-
ficer, .Inspector Barry Hunte,
told the Weekend Nation that
Woodroffe was pulled from the-
sea, apparently unconscious,
around 17:30 h (2130 GMT).
A lifeguard on duty at the
beach started cardio-'pulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) before he


was taken to hospital where he
was pronounced dead at 6.30,
three hours after stepping off his
"I'm trying to be strong
here, but it is difficult," Hall
said on Friday. "I have to deal
with a wife and a son, who are
both distraught with grief
from the shock of what hap-
The incident occurred less
than a week before the two-
month World Cup begins in the
Hall, 69, was one of the fin-
est fast bowlers in West Indian
cricket and took 192 Test wick-
ets at an average of 26.38 dur-
ing his career in the late 1950s
and 1960s.

Lara, on the eve of the biggest
tournament of his life, told the
cricinfo Web site
( he did not
think Australia were guaranteed
to get any further than the semi-
finals "which is still two big, big
matches away from winning the
"We know that the host
nations haven't had a great
record when it comes to win-
ning," he said. "Let's just say
that we are confident we are
going to have a very, good
World Cup.

He was later a president
of the West Indian Cricket
Board and is now an evan-
gelical church leader.


Sad times for Wes Hall and



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WINNERS' row: National junior cyclist Geron Williams presents the prestigious 35-lap
trophy to Christopher Holder in presence of other prize winners. (Winston Oudkerk

Holder beats

Greaves to register

second 35-lap victory

He was caught coming down
the northern bridge and the
finish came down to a sprint.
,Holder was fifth going into
the final turn, but surged for-
ward on the outside to reach just
behind Greaves going into the
straight. Then in an amazing
burst, he passed Greaves about
two metres from the finish line
to take the race.
Earlier, the 1992-born who
will turn 15 in October 15, sig-
nalled his intentions, by winning
the ten-lap Juveniles race in
26:25 minutes, ahead of
Ramchurajee in second and Ja-
son Da Silva third.
Several veteran riders
were barred from this cat-
egory for not having a licence
as ruled by the Guyana Cy-
cling Federation (GCF). No
stranger to the top place,
Kennard Lovell, was first in
the Under-45 five-lapper, with
. Shameer Baksh second,
while in the Over-45 race,
Virgil Jones was first and An-
thony Fariah second.
Dennis Charles registered
his first win in the.National
Park in Upright race, followed
b, Shawn Frank who won a
sprint prize and Johnathan
Fagundes third.
In the BMX races, the top
rider was Fagundes who won
the Open event, with Asif Shaw
second and Anthony Freeman
The top two places were
unchanged in the 12-14-Years
division, with Jamal Heywood

claiming the third place, while
Dion Joseph and Jude Lewis
claimed their first wins, com-
peting in the 9-12 and 6-9 divi-
sions respectively.
Kristal Blackman won the
6-12 Girls' race, with Ashley
Anthony second.
Junior cyclist Geron Wil-
liams, who was ill for the
meet, presented the prizes on
behalf of R&R International

By James Slater

THE U.K.'s Dennis Andries
won the WBC light heavy-
weight title with a points win
over J.B. Williamson in April
1986, and in March of the fol-
lowing year he made his sec-
ond defence.
He was not given an easy
second defence, nor was he
given the advantage of fighting
at home. The Cobo Arena in De-
troit was the venue and, with
the exceptionof Dennis' corner-
men, everyone in attendance ex-
pected him to lose his belt to the
challenger the legendary Tho-
mas Heams.
-Tommy had never faced a
British fighter before, but this
fact, an interesting bit of trivia
and no more, wouldn't help
Dennis in the slightest.
'The Hitman' may also have
been making his debut as a light
heavyweight, but no-one would
have guessed it from the. action
that unfolded.
Hearns carried the pound-
age of his new weight-class
with no trouble whatsoever. As
a result, Dennis Andries'
only possible advantage was
The fight was one-sided
from the outset and Andries was
to take a lot of punishment. He
showed incredible bravery but,

By Isaiah Chappelle

IN A breathtaking finish, yes-
terday, 14-year-old Christo-
pher Holder beat the highly
touted Alonzo Greaves to reg-
ister a second consecutive 35-
lap victory at the National
Park, proving the first was
not a one-off feat.
Holder crossed the finish
line one wheel ahead of
Greaves after bursting into
the homestretch one cycle
behind him, clocking
1:30:37.05 hours. Albert Phi-
lander was third, Shane
Buodram fourth, John
Charles fifth and 15-year old
Daniel Ramehurajee sixth.
Philander claimed three
sprint prizes, Greaves and
Jaikarran Sahadeo two each and
Charles one.
Up to the 16th lap, no clear
leader emerged, but going in the
17th, Philander attacked but
was back in the pack before the
end of the lap.
Nothing much happened
until the last eleven laps,
when Greaves went into the
lead, only to fall back in the
pack, and again, with eight
laps left.
Holder surged into the
lead only to lose it to
Ramchurajee for the next two
laps. With three to go, Phi-
lander was again in the lead,
but in the next lap, Holder
took over. Then Ramchurajee
attacked and went into the fi-
nal lap -with a 25-metre gap.


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despite being the naturally big-
ger man, never won a roufid.
Out-boxed in the early going,
Dennis was in dire straits in
round six. He was knocked
down on five occasions (only
three were official knockdowns)
as the fight very quickly turned
into a slaughter. How Dennis
managed to regain his feet over
and over again is a mystery.
As is why the referee,
, Isaac Herrera, and Andries'
own corner, permitted him to
do so. The action should defi-
nitely have been stopped in
this round and if it had been
no-one would have uttered
any complaint. Yet incredibly,
somehow the bout was to last
another four rounds.
The bout was finally
stopped in the tenth, ironically
a round in which a brief glimpse
of hope for the defending cham-
pion had surfaced. In this final
session, Dennis was wrestled to
the canvas and after, an unnec-
essary count the fight was
stopped as he stumbled in near
exhaustion to a neutral comer.
However, just prior to this,
Andries had seemed to catch
Hearns with a left hook to the
forehead, forcing Tommy to
tumble to the canvas. There was
no count but some believed
Dennis had scored a legitimate
knockdown. Watching on video
replay it is hard'to tell. fn any
case, Heams and his many fans
were soon celebrating the cap-
turing of yet another world title.
The future for Dennis
Andries looked bleak in the mo-
ments afterwards, but his career
was still to reach its peak!
Shortly after the fight with
Hearns, Dennis paid a desper-
ate visit to The Kronk gym and
asked Emmanuel Steward to
train him how to fight and
mould him into a world class
boxer. This was one courageous
move! After some initial deri-
sion from the regulars at Kronk,
Dennis earned everyone's re-
spect with his sheer determina-
tion and toughness.
He was later given the nick-
name of 'Rock' and under
Steward's tutelage became a
much more polished fighter. He
went on to win the light heavy-
weight title another two times.
Hearns later said how he was
glad he'd fought Dennis before
he'd learnt how to fight prop-
erly! His achievements under
Emmanuel really were remark-

able and his return to the top of
his sport was a comeback that
would have garnered about a
two percent chance of success
from those who had been in the
Cobo Arena when 'The Hitman'
had turned him into a yoyo.
Andries rates as one of
Britain's greatest fighters
and his three-time reign as
light heavyweight champion
earned some much overdue
respect and recognition for
the man who, after winning
a world title for the second
time, against Tony Willis,
rode home alone on the sub-
way in London with his belt
in a carrier bag such was his
complete lack of stardom.
Conversely Frank Bruno,
who had been smashed by
Mike Tyson around the same
time, received a hero's wel-
come upon his return from


the U.S. for lasting into the
fifth round! Dennis would
have been forgiven for feeling
a touch bitter. Thankfully
though, his efforts finally did
get recognized. He is prob-
ably best remembered for his
three-fight series with
Australia's Jeff Harding.
These fights rank as some of
the most gruelling ever in the
175-pound division. After
the third fight of this series,
which Dennis lost on a des-
perately close decision, thus
losing the series two to one,
Andries' time as a world
champion came to an end.
Britain's toughest light
heavyweight, (at least of the
modern era) retired in 1996
after a TKO loss to Johnny
Nelson, when age and wear
and tear gave 'The General'
a good deal of assistance.
Dennis' final record reads -
49 wins 14 defeats 2-draws
with 30 wins by KO. (Re-
printed from EAST SIDE

THE finalists of the Guyflag Inter-association football cham-
pionship will be decided today at
the GFC ground, Bourda, with
several national players on
In the first semifinal, Berbice
will come up against Upper
Demerara from 16:00 h and in the
second game Georgetown will op-
pose East Coast Demerara.
Georgetown should be fielding
a powerhouse line-up with several
players who donned the national
colours in the recent Digicel Car-
ibbean Cup championship, perhapsN
matched only by Upper Demerara.
The city team will have na-
tional strikers Anthony Abrams
and Gregory Richardson, with
mid-fielder Konata Mannings. ANTHONY ABRAMS
Featuring the mining town
team will be striker Collie Hercules, mid-fielder Kayode
McKinnon with Howard Lowe in defence.
Several Under-23 players should also be on the field of
play for all the teams.


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. -. (This is the first in a series of feature articles from the Guyana Boxing Board of Control, reminisc-
:' "ing on our rich boxing heritage. This article is a wonderful story of a boxer of enormous heart who
won the WIBC Light Heavyweight title of the world not once, but three times.
In this particular fight he lost the title but inherent in the story is a tale of true and enviable charac-
Sf" ter and one that Guyanese can be proud of.
Dennis Andries, the only Brit to face Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns, was actually Guyanese-born, fight-
ing under the flag of the United Kingdom. Ifis outstanding boxing achievements should always be
Ir remembered and celebrated in Guyana)

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22 year old Assad Fudadin, a young cricketer in
Guyana, with a talent to bat, and a determination to grow in
the game that he loves.
Growing in his home town in Berbice, Fudadin
recollected his small days oflol min at cricket whenever he
came home from school. He lived obliquely opposite the
Rose Hall Town and Sports Club. So this was more or less a
pastime for him: "Looking at cricket every .1 f i t,,'io .. j. iust
a fun thing for me. I liked the game and how it was played. 1
learned how to play the game by looking. Then' ne day I
asked my father to join the club." .

club with his 1" division highest score being 162. He has
represented Guyana' in the under 15 team in 1999 & ilini in
regional competitions. During the World Cup at Lords, he was t
the lead batsman with'139 runs at an '.. i:c of 34.25. He has
played matches in d i l1 ci' ciii irir'i.,, at a very tender age, and
has done his country proud; "I always looked forward to p
representing Guyana when we go to other countries to play. It u
-is always a joy to meet other people and play against them, and c
to also learn from them. ;Whenever I get the opportunity to I
meet Ic,-L,..I, of the game like Shivnarine Chandrapaul and 1
Carl .Hooper and so on, I. always ask them questions so that 1 U
can learn. I read'about their life stories and how 'he\. coped p

As we all know, Berbice is a cricket based county so with k i : ,.,i Li '..' .Ii tlie years I have traveled a whole lot and I
this was an a pleasant task forAssad's father. Ever sinceAssad like traveling, I've played *in Bangladesh, in most of the
joined the club in 1996. he has played his way "h',iulrl to Caribbean Islands, England tind so on, so I have developed a
where he is now. better appreciation for the game."
"I started playing club cricket at 11. Like every other ,
young man that used to play cricket at school; it vas just a fun. Assad is pe'cnuly ih Vice Captain for the Rose Hall
thing. But after a while it became more than just a game. Town Courts 1' division cricket team. Over the years. he has
Before I ever played my first game, I was the 12" man for my
team for about 2 seasons without playing a match. I played my'
first match at agel 3 and I scored 50 runs in that .;.,n m-e'

Assad has gone on to make moves in his young
cricket career. He played in several regional and international
matches, some of which included games in England and Sri
Lanka. To date, Assad has scored 5586 runs for his club at all
levels. He has an average of 46.10, and a highest score of 250.
This young sportsman has great potential and is working
passionately to fulfill his dream of playing Test cricket for the
West Indies.
"I have a strong attitude to cricket, and I have made
up my mind to be disciplined and to be the L,, -.t li.t I can be'. I
have gotten a lot of good reports from big players of the game;
they have complimented me on my technique and my form.
So I think I have something going for me. My greatest dream
was to play at 'Lords'; and I was able to make that dream come
through at about age 16. I was playing in the 'Cost Cutter'
World Cup at Lords for the West Indies (W.l) under 15 team,
and to top it off, 1 got man of the match for the tournament."
After that experience, Assad came back to Guyana
to play for the under 19 team for Berbice. He participated in
trial games, in which one of the teams was captained by the
.great Carl Hooper: "That was the Busta Cup. It was one of my
first senior trial games that I have ever played. I scored 98
runs in that game. I. played 3 years for the Berbice under 19
tean and the W.I under 19 from 2003/2004. From there I
moved on to the under 23 team for the West Indies, which is
the W.I (B) team."

Assad was asked how he managed playing cricket
and ,Loin- to school. After all, here is a young man that has
talent, but also has to learn to cope with the books at the same
time. "School and cricket was a challenge. 'It wasn't easy at
all, because all the tournaments I had to play were all during
school.hours. But I managed to get through. I passed all of my
subjects with. good marks and I was AIt.einiphii- to do
...m hin-' in management at the University of Guyana. But
because of the direction my career was taking me, I had to
reconsider. My next option is to start private classes"
He was also asked to comment on how traveling has
affected his game and the goals he has set for in,' i as a
,.Wn.- man: "I have lived most of my youthful dreams that I
have set for myself 'cricket wise'. but I know that I can do
better. I have the potential to do that. So I'm just working on
being very professional w ith my talent and wo!in'g more and
more on my form and technique"

The young star has just come back from the
Caribbean. playing for (., ., in the Carib Cup and the KFC
one day matches: "'We didn't do so well in the competitions.
We played hard, but we were knocked nut ofi he compeItiion.
But we learn from our mistakes." The next question poseed to
Assad was how do you deal with losing? .
"In nmy career I haven't lost a lot ofmiatche.s. But for the couple
that I havc lost. I have learned from. In the game of cricket
5tlcre mus( always be a winner anda loser Il's notl how you
win or how you lose. but it's how -you play the game to the
..! he said philosophically. "When I lose, I turn it into
positive energy and ma.ic my game better for the next match.
You must be disappointed at sometime or the other. You can't
always win every m.
I ,. youngster aims high, ashetravelst i, i lhi-.year
to re-sign a cnrnirn.c in Fn-il.nd to play for his League team.
Assad has played league cricket for sometime and is.doing
well as he performs to the best of his ability hoping to be
spotted by the selectors to make a permanent spot in the West
Indies team.
Assad has demonstrated impressive growth as he
played from level to level. He has scored 5 Centuries for his


ilso won 14 awards for his club, including Cricketer of the
Year 3 times. lHe was the runner-up for Junior Sportsman of
he Year for Guyana in 2000, and in 2003, he attended the
West Indies Academy in Grenada.
"GT&T has helped me also in my development. I am
proud to be a representative of such a company and I'm also a
user of its services. GT&T has helped me with travel and
communication to my family when I'm traveling. Even when
I was pl.,. in-H club ball in my early syxc, (,T\. T supported,
Rose I I.,11 T.i,, n Sports Club and still is even up to this date.
''m happy that GT&T has ii .... mile ili, opportunity to be a
part of their company and I'm also looking forward to
continuing with them for years to come."

Assad is slated to return to ni- ,Ad in April, to
*ejoin his league team. As he has mentioeicd. Ins aim this time,
after his training in Englarnd, is to earn his pennanent spot in
the West Indies (A) team and he is working even harder to
reach his ultimate goal. to be selected on the W. I test team.

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winner of 'Sixhead' 4
Dalton clash

FORMER USBA welterweight champion Raul Frank is
challenging the winner of
the Andrew 'Sixhead' Lewis-
versus 'Deadly' Denny) .
Daltofi fight -which i
planned for early nei
According to boxing pi
mother Seon Bristol, whio r,--.=
sides in the USA, Frank i 1,.1III-
ing and ready to take on eiIher
of them and is prepared t-,
come to Guyana for the h1b-,,o. -
down. "I. have spoken % ,alh-
Raul and he is just waiting lor
the word,'. Bristol told RAULFRANK
Chronicle Sport yesterday.
"Raul knows that he can beat both of them on a bad
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By Terence Roberts
A modern Guyanese lifestyle began to emerge in the late 19th
century, almost at the same time as the concept of modernity
was being born through leading European, North and South
American thinkers and philosophers such as Descartes and
Rousseau of France, Spinoza of Spain/Holland, Marx and
Engles of Russia, John Stuart Mill of England, Emerson,
Thoreau, and DeToqueville of North America, Andres Bello
and Simon Bolivar of Venezuela, Jose Marti of Cuba, and later
in 20th century Arthur Ramos and Gilberto Freyre of Brazil.
Of course, many of these thinkers were not totally correct in
their theories and predictions on human development in their na-
tions, continents, or the world. For example, Rousseau failed to
foresee how some of his earnest opinions could later encourage dic-
tatorial actions; Marx and Engels failed to foresee how the prole-
tariat could fall in love with a less manual life introduced by indus-
trial gadgets, and money as the highest objective; and Bolivar near
the end of his life was not optimistic about the result of freedoms
he had won with his South American revolution, because he feared
that the non-whites seeking revenge for historical slavery would
destroy whiter local creoles like himself. But this never resulted,
since non-white and white Venezuelans realized they needed each
other to build a modern nation, and therefore they put national ideas
of modernity above racially divisive ideas, which later resulted in
Venezuela being one of the most racially just and balanced nations
in the world today. The same concept of modern nationality being
placed above racial ideas exists in Brazil, where national culture is
The concept of modernity first emerged in Europe and its Ameri-
can colonies because European and non-European cultures and cus-
toms collided, merged, and learnt from each other. European
civilisation was the last civilisation to emerge after parts of the
world became aware of each other. Due to numerous voyages into
parts of the world previously unknown to them, leading European
nations such as Italy (first Rome), Portugal, Spain, The Nether-
lands, and France, came under the influence of foreign natural prod-

MOD bohemian Guyanese of different racial background
with the gesture of sharing in a relaxed atmosphere.

ucts, medicinal cures, styles of arts and crafts, languages, and erotic
interracial pleasures from diverse non-European places like Asia,
India, Africa, the South Sea Islands, indigenous North and South
America. The first stages of this contact was far less violent and
abusive then later stages when Imperialism grew, fed by greed, ar-
rogance, and racial superiority. Britain, one of the poorest feudal
nations in 19th century Western Europe, would fuel its ideas of
imperialism on delusions of superiority, and succeed in becoming
the largest colonial empire.
Modernity however was defined by liberal and reasonable
ideas, found in the thinkers mentioned above. Such ideas could
not come from areas of the world where only unquestionable
religious and insular social dogmas ruled, permitting no free-
dom of thought and lifestyle. Modernity was founded on ex-
ploring ideas of human freedom, human logic and reasoning,
ideas of artistic expression and creation based on combined
multi-cultural influences, and lastly ideas of agriculture, in-
dustry, trade, barter, and the exchange of human knowledge
for the benevolent growth of a modern, and just, civilisation.
This concept and enjoyment of modernity took root and
bloomed in South America because of the excitement of new
possibilities which emerged from mixing and learning, the in-
fluence of different races, creative skills, and cultural styles
evolving into a cosmopolitan unity. In other words, diverse

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Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007

Value for Money

When the Minister of Health A d *
initiated the formation of a
tee for Chronic Non-Com- e Dentist Ad
municable Diseases less I ti'I
than two weeks ago, I re-
called writing in this column in late 1998 with a very similar suggestion. I had proposed
the formation of a National Centre for Disease Control which would combat and control
chronic diseases in a holistic manner. Obviously, dental caries and periodontal disease would
be included. One major reason is to equilibrate priority at the administrative level and
another is to emphasize the interrelation among the conditions. Health services research
for developmental change is an important key for success.
Evidence-based medicine and dentistry and the assessment of health care within the commu-
nity have become of greater interest since the introduction of the purchaser provider split. There
seem to be so many definitions of health services research that health professionals providing the
care to patients are unsure of what this new subject is all about. Indeed some of the more cynical
have suggested that it is a surrogate measure for rationing health care.
There is no doubt that "the doctor knows best" is no longer an acceptable reason for
,offering a particular solution to a patient's ills. Governments and insurance companies
:want to know that a clinical treatment actually works and are looking for treatment which
:gives the most benefit for the least cost. Detailed studies must be done prior to huge health
care investments so as to ensure a balance between maximum population coverage, mini-
mum costs and best clinical care.
Health services research may well be able to help all concerned by making sure the practitio-
ners, patients and funding agencies work together for the greatest health gain. This may be a Uto-
pian ideal but there is no doubt that health services research has much to offer.
One point should be made quite clear. Health services research is not a management tool deal-
ing with collection of data. What the discipline represents is an ethos of accountability and inquiry
in relation to dental health services. It is about trying to define and redefine the best way in which
optimal oral health can be delivered to the greatest number of people. It therefore encompasses
health promotion, disease prevention and service delivery involving general health in both the
public and private sectors.
The development of health services research has been driven by a growing recognition amongst
health care administration, politicians and clinicians that increasing the resources dedicated to a
service does not necessarily lead to greater health output'. For example having more dentists per
head of population does not necessarily decrease the amount of dental ill-health suffered by the
public. Brazil is a classic example.
Many factors impinge upon this mission to find the means of providing health care to
as many people as possible at the most acceptable cost. Dentistry cannot expect to com-
mand national resources unless the amount of benefit accrued per dollar spent can be mea-
sured and even more importantly justified. The ultimate assessment of any dental health
service to instituted, therefore, should be expressed in the form of the benefit and the cost
to the patient and the funding agency providing it. In the final analyses, all chronic dis-
eases affecting the population should be equally considered and there must be absolute
justification from all angles viewed based on the input of all involved.

-- !Forei.n Exchange Market Activities '
t.7 .. Summary Indicators --
Friday, March 2, 2007 -Thursday, March 8,200.7 '
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank ofBaroda 200.00 200,00 205.20 206.20
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 195.00 199.00 204.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199,00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 194.80 197.40 203.40 203.40
RBGL 198.00 200.00 204.00 i 206.00
Bank Average 196.63 198..90 204.10 204.81

SNonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 201.60 : 204.96 -

BoG A, eige Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = GS201.75

B. Canadian Dollar
tank .jI'raiPc 1 6.4 I T.0 It6V tl "~-4i

C. Pound Sterling .

ank Aieruge :: .'.:3916 1. 361 .78 50. .3' 16

D. Euro

i BnkAverage 225.00. 244,75 255.00 264.75
E. Selected (aricomn Echange F. I.IBOR SS G. Prirne Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur.. March 8, 2007
TTIS GS 28.77
BdosS GS 92.04 6 months 5.28750% US 8.25%
JS= GS 4.45 1 year 5.15250% Guyana (wgt.) 14,47%
ECS= GS 67.72
Becliz7.cS= GS 94.35
.Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

Orange County


IT'S BEEN a year and a half
since my divorce and five
months from the final settle-
My ex and her attorney
came after me with a vengeance
leaving me with nothing but
debts and her with all our as-
sets: three kids, the house, the
car, the annuity, and all the fur-
To add insult to injury, she
had an affair she denied repeat-
edly. It started after she turned
35. She often expressed how
terrible it was to get older. She
would stay out for hours to
"work out" with her best friend
on school nights, leaving me
alone with the kids. She high-
lighted her hair, had her varicose
veins removed, and removed her
wedding ring.
I found out from our mar-
riage counsellor she was in fact
cheating. Incidentally, my ex
thought it pointless to visit and
quit going after the counsellor
noted it was her and not me
with the problem. I was faith-
ful, hard-working, extremely at-
tracted to her, and very much
the family man.
When I first met her in col-
lege, we were completely and
crazily in love, and we were
having incredible sex marathons.
Being older than her, a graduate
student in business, and very
self-confident, she seemed to
me innocent and somewhat
clueless. The way she carried
on with me, I had no idea she
was dating someone else.
When she admitted she was
engaged to marry her high
school sweetheart, I was
speechless. I gave her an ulti-
matum, and she chose me. She

apparently was the one who
wore the pants in that relation-
Her affair followed after I
lost my two biggest clients.
During all this I had to deal with
her wanting to live at the pace
of her wealthiest friends. Not
coincidentally, she was addicted
to "Sex in the City" and "Des-
perate Housewives." We trav-
elled quite a bit something
she never experienced before -
and had a wealth of incredible
experiences. Yet she seemed
ungrateful for everything.
My final day at home she
said "we'd see," implying
maybe getting back together.
That last night we had sex.
Though she wasn't passionate,
she was giving. Now she's in-
volved with another man who is
shopping for an engagement ring
and planning to marry her this
summer. His salary seems to be
the springboard for her to live
in the exclusive neighbourhood
her friend lives in.
I still fantasize about being
with her. I feel God has some-
how reversed the clock. I'm
living in an apartment as I was
when I first met her, we're both
unmarried, and she's engaged to
a man with the same name as her
first fiance.
Yet I've decided not to at-
tempt to win her back. She's
made every effort to brainwash
our children into thinking it was
my fault for breaking up the
family. What can you tell me

about this woman, and what the
future holds for her?
JASPER, her future is what-,
ever people around her allow her
to get away with. You'd like to
believe she still loves you.
You'd like to believe making
love the last night means some-
thing, and it does. It means it
was the easiest way to get rid
of you. Years ago you went to
school toiget a graduate degree.
in business. That was your
plan for the future. When your
ex-wife began highlighting her
hair, having her varicose veins
removed, and staying out at
night, she had her own plan for
the future.
She; saw herself as the
owner of a buggy whip factory,
and horseless carriages were ap-
pearing everywhere. Some
people thought it was a fad, but
she knew it was the future. She
was determined to get as much
value for her buggy whip fac-
tory as she could, while it was
still worth something.
She: is the same woman
you married. She wears the
pants in a relationship, and
she uses her assets to get
what she wants.

j; Guyana Revenue Authority



The Guyana Revenue Authority's Licence Revenue
Office (LRO) informs the general public that from
Monday, March 12, 2007, the LRO will begin the sale of
licenses such as road service, miscellaneous and trade for
the year 2007.

Persons can visit the LRO, Smythe and Princess Streets or
certifying and Regional Offices to obtain their licence for
the year 2007 as required by the various licensing Acts.

Licences will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.
Persons are therefore encouraged to uplift their licences

Page IV

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by Petamber Persaud
The first major migration of
West Indians to the UK
started in 1948 with the sea
vessel 'Empire. Windrush'
transporting some 492 West
Indians to the UK now known
as the 'Windrush genera-
tion'. My trip, to attend a
conference hosted by the Uni-
versity of Warwick last
month, was about some six
decades later and by air.
As I travelled across the
United Kingdom, the land of my
literary ancestors, fond memo-
ries of those endearing 'nursery'
school days came back to me
evoked by neat rolling meadows
on gentle hillocks and dales with
bales of hay against quaint
brownstone houses with cows
that could jump over the moon,
woolly white sheep and beauti-
ful black sheep.
It was like re-entering the
English story book world of my
formative years at a time when
all'literature we consumed was
English literature.
And more, they were edu-
cational, seemingly without any
didactic intention, a seamless
teaching/learning instrument.
Without knowing it, I was learn-
ing to count with 'One, .two,
buckle my shoe', 'This old
man/He played one', 'As I was
going to St. Ives/ I met a man
with seven wives,/Each wife had
seven sacks, each sack had seven
cats, /Each cat -had, seven
kits: kits, cats, sacks and wives,/
How many were going to St.

Ives?' and 'Ten little Indians'.
See me going through my paces
in buckling my shoes, knocking
at the door, going 'a-courting'
etc. Without knowing it, I was
repeating the days of the week
'Solomon Grundy,
Born on a.Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday..,'.
Other such helpful nursery
rhymes include 'Here we go
'round the mulberry bush',
'Wash on a Monday' and 'Mon-
day Child'.
How useful we found,
'Thirty days hath September,/
April, June and November;/
February has twenty eight
alone/All the rest have thirty-
one/Except in Leap Year, that's
the time/When February's Days
are twenty-nine.'
The nursery rhymes were
not all nonsense verses; there
were morals to impart and vir-
tues to acquire as'ih 'A wise old
owl sat in an oak,/The more he
heard, the less he spoke;/The
less he spoke, the more he
heard; /Why aren't we all like
that wise old bird?'. Then the
reminder, 'An apple a day/
Keeps the doctor away' and
'Jack, be nimble,/Jack, be
quick,/Jack. jump over /The
candlestick', 'Come let's to bed,
says Sleepy-head', 'He that
would thrive/Must rise at five;/
He that hath thriven/May lie till
seven;/And he that by the
plough would thrive,/Himself
must either hold or drive'.
Even the nonsense rhymes.


were worth their salt as aiding
in vocabulary development,
'Croak, said the frog', 'Hey
Diddle Diddle', 'Cuckoo cuckoo
what do youl do', and 'Sippity
sup, sippity sup'- onomato-
poeia slurping off the tip of the
What a treat the nursery
rhymes that extended into sto-
ries like 'The owl and the pussy
cat', 'Humpty Dumpty', 'Little

Bo-Peep', 'The farmer in the
dell'. We fell in love with the
animals that wove magic around
us as in 'This little piggy',
'Three little kittens', 'Three
blind mice',' 'Little Robin
Readbreast/Sat upon a rail./
Niddle, naddle went his head;/
Wiggle, waggle went his tail'. It
was the wish then of many of
us little uns to go to London to
visit the Queen. (What a coin-

(Part I)

cidence and added attraction that
I was visiting.London when the
movie, 'The Queen', won an
Oscar award in Best Actress
Being there like turning back
the hand of time and wishing to
be like 'pussycat pussycat' go-
ing 'to Lqndon to visit the
Except there, in the land

Ag m...... ... :,

of nursery rhymes, I noted
that there were some changes
to the text of at least one of
my childhood verses. The
Please turn to page VI

PV R ) D U C T S 1, I M I T F ,D

* Diploma or Technician Certificate from
Go)er IrOient Technical 'n:i hflt (GTI) or
recognized institution,

Three (3) years experience in 'niI i.iiMl and
domestic refrigeration c.,*l:, it,
Application with two recent ..',' and a
Police clearance should be addressed to
Finance Controller/ Company Secretary
Sterling Products Ltd.
Providence, East Bank Demerara
P.O. Box 10708
No later than 16th March 2007

Bosch Gtroup
(m H -

Bosch Grou
(m B ;


Rosignol Project Site

At this moment we are preparing our building
activities for the Berbice Bridge,
For that, a!compound is furnished at Rosignol.
We now ir4ite persons interested to apply for
the following positions:

Confidential Secretary
Off-Shore Works Captain
Work Boat Captains
.Store Keeper
Domestic Service
Experience and credentials are a must for each of
the above positions.
Send written cpi": '..:. n and CV to the address

Industrial Products and Services
..Phone 220 2314'' ='BT'.
Phone 220 2314 9;


,a -
For Computerised Accounting System

* 5 CXC Subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
* Currently studying for Level 3 CAT or equivalent.
* Experience with Peachtree and Quickbooks or similar
accounting programs.
Previous experience in a similar position would be
an advantage.

Please send applications to:

The General Manager

P.O.BOX 10965


In the Land of my


Open to'all secondary school students.
,. Essays should be no more than 1000 words in
length and address the issue of HIV & AIDS related
stigma and discrimination. They will be judged for
structured thought and presentation of ideas,
accuracy, originality and creativity.
Posters should also address the topic "Fighting
stigma and discrimination in a country with AIDS."
They will be judged on creativity, execution, and for
their ability to convey a message.
S Send or deliver completed entries to Guyana Red
Cross Society, Eve Leary, Georgetown. On back,
write-name, school, form and address or telephone
Entries must be received no later than April 6, 2007.
Winners will be notified on April 15, 2007.
W- inning entries will be publicized and used by the
GRCS in promotional materials and ongoing


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Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007

Page V

Sunday Chronicle March 11. 2007






Agricultural Mechanics (Full-Time or Evening)
Bricklaying and Concreting' (Full-Time or Evening)
Carpentry and Joinery (Full-Time or Evening)
Electrical Installation (Full-Time. Day-Release or Evening)
Fitting and Machining (Full-Time. Day-Release or Evening)
Motor Mechanics (Full-Time, Day-Release or Evening)
Plumbing (Full-Time or Evening)
Radio and Electronics Servicing (Full-Time or E' ,.,i -h'i
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Full-Time or Evening)
Welding (Full-Time or Evening)


Architectural Drawing (Evenings Only)
Building & Civil Construction (Day-Release)
Electrical Engineering (Day-Release)
Mechanical Engineering (Day-Release)
Telecommunications (Evenings Only)


Building & Civil Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
Electrical Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
Mechanical Engineering (Two Years Full-Time)
'Science (Two Years Full-Time).
Land Surveying (Two Years Full-Time)


Ordinary Diploma in Commerce (Two Year Full-Time)
Diploma in Secretarial Science (Two Years Full-Time)
Certificate in Secretarial Science (Two Years Evening)
Ordinary Certificate in Commerce (Two Years Evening)


5.1 Diploma in Computer Science (Two Years Full-Time)


6.1 Certificate in Training of Teachers in Technical Education (One Year)


1. Applicants must be at least Fifteen (15) Years Old on the 31" August 2007, to be
eligible t6,attend Full-Time Courses and Eighteen (18) Years Old by the said date,
to attend Day-Release or Evening Courses.

2. For the Craft Courses, applicants must have successfully completed the Secondary
Schools Proficiency Examinations Parts I and 11. or attained a sound secondary
Education (completion of form four).

3. For all other courses. applicants must possess at least three (3) subjects at the G.C.E
'0' Level or CXC General Proficiency Level.

4. Candidates desirous of attending the institution must write the selection tests at the
Government Technical Institute, Georgetown on the following days:-

Wednesday, 18" April, 2007

Thursday. 19" April, 2007

Friday, 20"' April. 2007

- Craft Courses

- 'Technician Courses

- Business Courses.

Technical Teacher Training in Education-

Applicants must have Technician Certificate or equivalent and two (2) years teaching
experience in any Technical Subject

Kegistrat~n w.'ilnlllmnlic m February 26. 200'7:; andt ill conclude on April 17. 2007.
,: >AtC'.,' otts lormr Inaati(msbc at thel (iovi'rnmet"t't'hnkal Institute betwce'n 9;(0 hi

Y .. .. ..iil. ,

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In the Land of my ...

From page V
once popular children's rhyme, 'Baa7 Baa Black Sheep' has undergone numerous alterations
in the UK over the years in order to make it appear and sound politically correct.
It has evolved from 'Baa baa black sheep' to 'Baa baa green sheep' to 'Baa baa happy sheep' and
presently to 'Baa baa rainbow sheep'. Despite the hullabaloo, that nursery rhyme remains the same to
me as when I first encountered it: 'Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?/Yes sir, yes sir, three
bags fulIl/One for the master, one for the dame,/And one for the little boy who lives down the lane'.
Whether it was my favourite nursery rhyme, I cannot remember now; they were all so enchanting,
endearing and entertaining.
I was in awe traversing the land of my literary ancestors, soaking up every bit of informa-
tion, revisiting wishes made in bygone days of walking the land where Shakespeare had trod,
where he had lived-and loved, where he had worked and enjoyed the fruits of his success and
where his body was-interned.
Many Guyanese have gone of their free will to visit and stayed, completing the triangle form
Liverpool (England) to Africa/India/China/Madeira to Guyana to UK. Many Guyanese writers in-
cluding John Agard, Wilson Harris, Beryl Gilroy, Grace Nichols, Janice Shinebourne, Pauline Melville
and David Dabydeen have gone to live in the land of their literary ancestors. That lengthy list of
literary ancestors include Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, C. S. Lewis, William Shakespeare, John Milton,
Philip Larkin, Lord Byron, Francis Bacon, Emily Bronte, T. S. Elliot, Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, George Elliot and others.
Crossing the 'spaghetti junction' in Birmingham, England, I was reminded that the famous London
Bridge immortalised in two distinct pieces, 'London Bridge is falling down' and 'London Bridge is
broken down', was rebuilt more than once and relocated and that the 1831 bridge was transported to
Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA.
At the spaghetti junction, my mind moved easily from England to Guyana; the nursery rhymes
invoking the limericks in the early issues of the Chronicle Christmas Annul and the works of our early
local versifiers including Henry Dalton, Thomas Don and Egbert 'Leo' Martin. Incidentally, the re-
printing of a selection of the poems of Egbert Martin is underway, an undertaking by David Dabydeen.
Most nursery rhymes came out of oral tradition. Many Guyanese folk songs came out of oral
tradition. On February 23, 2007, as Guyana celebrated it 37th Republic anniversary, I was dining in
the Hylands Hotel in Coventry (birthplace of Philip Larkin) listening to folk songs of Guyana against
the regular fare of classical music. (The playing of my CD copy of folk songs was effected by a
Nigerian waitress named Sarah who thoroughly enjoyed the rhythm.)
Soon it will be Easter so let's enjoy some
'Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
one a penny,
two a penny,
hot cross buns.'
And let us revisit nursery rhymes, the works of our early local versifiers, Guyanese folk
songs and more good literature.
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:-
Literary happening
*It's books, and more books including one booth given -over to
Guyanese books only at the 6th Annual Book Fair organised by the
Guyana Book Foundation on March 14 & 15, 2007, in the Rupununi Room
of the Hotel Tower.
You can now get THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2006/2007 at Universal Book-
store, Austin Book Service, Michael Ford Bookstore, Nigel's Supermar-
ket, the National Art Gallery, Castellani House, Sandra Goodchild of
Guyenterprise Ltd., and from the editor at telephone (592) 226-0065 or



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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons tb fill the under mentioned at
the Government Techiical Institute.
Department/Section Positions No. of vacancies
Science Senior Lecturer 1
Lecturer 1 / II
Refrigeration 1
Electrical Radio & Electronics and Telecommunication 1
Electrical Installation 2
Electrical Engineering I'
Siid Siir. .', L ,rur II
Business Lecturer 11 2
Admhin/Ancillary Welfare Officer 1
Senior Clerk 1

Copies of Academic requirements. experience timid job description.can be uplifted from
the Government Teclnical hi.stiiute.

Applications and detailed C.V. with copies of Academic/Professional qualifications
must be addressed to:
The Chairman
GTI Board of Governors
Thru: "The P'rinfpal
l G( ,rlent Technical t.tte
*.ool ford Avenue -.', ',')' .,'

^ t 14r 1 0w,.diay. March 7, 2()7 a, I 115: 3'Oh.
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Page VI


Suiiday Cihronicle'Ma'rchfi; 2097:

The case of the two drivers

A Passenger charged with dangerous driving

IN 1961, a passenger who
pulled away the steering
wheel of a moving car, result-
ing in an accident was
charged with dangerous driv-
ing and other traffic offences.
At the trial the magistrate
dismissed the charges without
calling on the defendant for a
defence on the ground that he
could not be considered the
driver of the particular motor
On appeal, the Full Court
presided over by Chief Justice
J. A. Luckhoo, with Justice of
Appeal Guya Persaud, allowed
the appeal by the appellant
Leacock and ordered a retrial
with instructions to the magis-
trate to call on the defendant-
Roopchand, for a defence.
But before that re-trial could
have been heard, the Federal Su-
preme Court which had been
approached for a ruling reversed
the decision of the Full Court.
At the hearing of the Ap-
peal, before the Full Court, the
then Crown Counsel, Dr.
Mohamed Shahabuddeen, rep-
resented the appellant while Mr.
A. S. Manraj appeared for the
The facts disclosed that the
respondent was sitting as a pas-
sengr in the front seat of a mo-
tor car. As the car approached

a junction he said to the driver
"this is the comer, turn here".
He then struck the driver's
hands off the steering wheel,
took hold of the wheel and
turned it in the direction he had
indicated. The car in conse-
quence ran into a traffic island


and stopped.
The respondent was
charged with dangerous driving
and other related offences, but
the charges were dismissed by
the magistrate without calling
for a defence on the grounds
that the respondent could not be
considered the driver.
On appeal, the Full Court
held that the respondent's ac-
tion in striking the driver's
hands off the steering wheel and
then himself turning the wheel
provided prima facie evidence
that he intended to assume and
actually assumed control of the
The Full Court allowed the
appeal and remitted the case to
the magistrate. However an
Editorial Note revealed that the
Full Court's decision was re-
versed on appeal to the Federal

Supreme Court.
The Judgment of the Full
Court, after a two-day hearing
disclosed that the respondent
Roopchand was charged by the
appellant, a police con stable,
with driving a motor vehicle un-
der the influence of drink to

such an extent as to be inca-
pable of having proper control
of the said vehicle, dangerous
driving driving a motor vehicle
when he was not the owner of
a driver's licence and using a
motor vehicle in respect of
which a policy insurance was
not in force in relation to the
user thereof.
The first three offences,
are breaches of the Motor Ve-
hicles and Road Traffic Ordi-
nance, Chapter 280, while
the fourth offence is a breach
of the Motor Vehicles Insur-
ance (Third Party Risks) Or-
dinance, Chapter 281. The
charges all flow from the
same incident, and they were
taken together with the con-
sent of the respondent.
At the close of the case for
the prosecution the learned

magistrate took the view that
there was not enough evidence
before him on which he could
find that the respondent was the
driver of the vehicle at the ma-
terial time, and he dismissed the
charges. It is against that deci-
sion that the appeal has been

bought, the Full Court judgment
had said.
Continuing the judgment,
Chief Justice Luckhoo pointed
out that on the 12th June, 1961
, the respondent engaged one
Deonarine, the owner of a hire
car, to drive him from place to
place in the city. The respon-
dent spent some three hours and
20 minutes drinking with friends
at various places, At about 2'
a.m. on the 13th June,
Deonarine drove the car east,
along Regent Street at the re-,
quest of the Respondent.

Earlier according to
Deonarine, he had observed that
the respondent appeared to be
under the influence of alcohol;
Deonarine requested the re-
spondent to sit in the back seat,
but the respondent refused and
took his seat in front and on
Deonarine's left.
As the car approached the
junction of Regent Street
and King Streets, and at a
point about 15 feet west of
King Street, the respondent
said to Deonarine "this is the
corner, turn here". The re-
spondent struck the driver's
hands off the steering wheel,
and he took hold of the steer-
ing wheel and turned it as if
to turn right into King
.Street. As a result of the
Respondent's act the car ran
into a traffic island and
Deonarine's evidence, which
was unchallenged, was to the ef-
fect that he did not permit the
respondent to turn the steering
wheel, nor did he expect the re-

spondent to strike his hands off,
even though he was cautious be-
cause of the respondent's
drunken condition. From these
facts the four charges referred
were laid against the respondent,
the judgment said, and added:
"The sole question to be de-
termined is whether the respon-
dent was a driver within the
meaning of the ordinance. In
section 2 of the Motor Vehicles
and Road Traffic Ordinance,
Chapter 280, there appears this
definition 'Driver where a
separate person acts as steers-
man of a moror vehicle in-
cludes that person as well as
any other person engaged in the
driving of the vehicle and the
expression "driver" shall be
construed accordingly.'"
Going on the Chief Jus-
tice noted that counsel for the
respondent had conceded that
there can be more than one
driver of a vehicle, but sub-
mits that the true test is in
Please turn to page XIII

Paige VII

U By George Barclay




1. Technical Support Officers Management Information Systems Unit
The Techinical Support Officer is responsible for maintaining the computer and
communication infrastructure of the Ministry and for providing technical end-user
support for infrastructure services and applications.

2.' Network Administrator- Management Information Systems Unit
The Network Administrator ensures the integrity of the Ministry's network and
provides daily troubleshooting and support in designing, installing, maintaining
and monitoring of the communication, connectivity, and security and access
issues that are associated with the computer and communication infrastructure,
technologies and services for the Ministry of Health.

3. Programmer Analyst / Database Administrator Management
Information Systems Unit

The ProgrammerAnalyst/Database Administrator performs systems and applications
analysis, design. anid programming to produce solutions to automation and information
requirements, as well as installation, maintenance, and custom software applications user
support as required. This position is also responsible for the continuous availability of the
database servers and the general security of their information.

Application mustinlchue.adetailed Curriculum Vitae or Resume.

Terms of Reference (TORs) can be uplifted from and applicauon addressed to:

The Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound
East Street
Tel. Nos (592) 226-6222/226-2425
Fax No. (592) 225-6559

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged. Closing date for applications is March


Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007

The Emergence of Modern ...

From page III

peoples began eating and
learning to make each
other's food, began enjoying
each other's bodies wilfully,
each other's company and
friendship, exchanging and

using creative fashions and
styles relevant to a tropical
Today, however, many
people, especially younger
people who follow as consum-
ers, not as selective thinkers,
confuse technical gadgets and
scientific inventions dumped on

them, as modernity. True mo-
dernity is really a state of mind
first, a way of thinking applied
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Roland Barthes of France, or the
journalism of America's Tom
Wolfe, or Krishnamurti of India,
among others.
Guyanese modernity devel-
oped through thought and prac-
tical ideas rooted in Amerindian
knowledge of nature, Dutch,
French, English and other West-
ern European influences, along
with Chinese, African, and East
Indian manpower and social
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be influenced by other non-
Anglo European cultures such
as Dutch, French, Swedish,
Danish, Italian/Maltese, Aus-
trian, German, and Portuguese/
Spanish, who all had an input

in Guyana's modernity. Up to
1916 one could have shopped
in Georgetown stores where
creole Guyanese girls spoke
Dutch, French, German, Dan-
ish and Portuguese. Through
translated literature, like Pen-
guin Classics, colonial Britain
allowed all Guyanese to foster
their cosmopolitan roots.
The introduction of the
cinema with classic and inno-
vative Hollywood and Euro-
pean films since the 1920's
instilled in Guyanese an
openness to freedom of ex-
pression and understanding
of complex human behaviour.
Guyanese modernity estab-
lished its local or national
identity in certain works of
literature, visual arts, and ev-
eryday fashions. Local Mod
dress fashions emerged
strongly since the 1950's be-
cause it relied on local tailors
and seamstresses, rather than
ready-made restrictive fash-
ions; however, many
Georgetown stores, especially
Fogarty's and Bookers Uni-
versal imported light tropical
fashions and footwear worn
on the sunny Mediterranean
European coasts of France,
Italy, Spain and Portugal;
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as far more locally authen-
tic than shapeless baggy
styles imported from North
American ghettoes and
lifestyles, which have no rel-
evance to Guyanese. Ulti-
mately, those Guyanese who
educated themselves out of
poverty to become skilled
professionals, were not try-
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An Urban Art Form Takes Root in Guya

By Ruel Johnson

It is 11 o'clock and Darren
Henry has just emerged from.
Upscale Restaurant. There
are a few people hanging
around outside the entrance -
the East Coast Car Park is al-
most deserted, with no buses
and a couple of tired late
night travellers hoping that
the inevitable bus will arrive
rather sooner than later.
Someone asks him where he
is headed.
"Linden," he replies, "I am
going to the park now to see if I
can catch a bus."
Upscale Restaurant's Open
Mic Poetry sessions usually end
around the same time each
month, close to midnight, yet
Darren Henry is there at every
single one.ofthem.
"It is hard to find this sort
of thing in Linden," he offers in
explanation, "I am not finding
any other poets there to start up
something like this."
Darren Henry is one of a
new breed of poets who have
found their particular place at
Upscale Restaurant the Slam
Poets. Slam Poetry has its ori-
gins in the United Sates' urban

centres during the late eighties
and early nineties. It was a way
of democratising poetry, taking
it out of the stuffy and elitist
halls of academia and making it
more participatory and meaning-
ful to ordinary people. The man
credited with founding the art's
main regulatory and licensing
body, Poetry Slam Incorporated,
is a former construction worker
named Marc Smith.
It's popularity, the com-
petitive nature, and gritty
earth-bounid themes inspired
one critic to label it, "The
Death of Art."
To .slam poets, it has been
more like a resurrection. For
them, slam poetry is a small but
growing renaissance an
Enlivenment if you will. Al-
though developed and
popularised in the US, Slan Po-
etry has its roots in the dub po-
etry of poets like Linton Kwesi
Johnson and Mutabaruka. In the
past few years,,it- has been
slowly making its way home to
speak with poets like Jamaica's
Kei Miller winning small but
hotly contested competitions in
England and elsewhere. In
Trinidad, a monthly gathering of
young poets, Writers' Block,

features mainly slam poetry:-
along with jazz and rhapso -
with notable performers like
Muhammad Muwakil and Ivory
In Guyana, the
organisational impetus be-
hind a slam poetry movement
comes from mainly two places.
Asafa George, Upscale Res-
taurant proprietor has been
pushing Open Mic poetry for,
five years now, inspired by!
slam poetry events in the;
United States where he
spends much of his time. ;
"Poetry nights have never
really been a money-making ven-
ture me," he told Pepperpot af-
ter Upscale's Slam Poetry com-
petition held last month, "In fact
I'm pretty sure I made a loss to-
When he revived the
monthly poetry month last year,
he decided to see if he could get
some corporate support for the
effort. The only company to re-
spond was Scotia Bank every'
month, the bank generously do-
nates $20,000. The money is di-
vided equally among a group of
around eight regular performers.
Still, it is not as much as he
would like to see the poets re-

ceiving for their efforts.
He is hoping to change that
within the next month. Last
Tuesday, a special poetry night
hosted by the Rotaract Club of
Georgetown Central, was quite
possibly the last Open Mic po-

etry night at Upscale in the
form people have become accus-
tomed to. He is planning to
move the restaurant from the
middle floor of the Quality
Building near the East Coast car
park, to the ground floor. He in-

Upscale Restaurant proprietor, Asafa George explains
the use of a slam scorecard to the audience.

tends to install a sports bar
there as well, with a smaller res-
taurant area:
The aim is to have a more
sporty and accessible place
where patrons can pay an en-
trance fee to enjoy some poetry
or comedy on select nights. The
door price for the poetry is in-
tended to reward the poets.
Recently, George was in-
troduced to Natasha
Martindale the other major
impetus behind the promotion
of slam poetry in Guyana.
Martindale herself was first
introduced to slam poetry af-
ter being taken to the
Nuyorican Cafe by her hus-
band and some of his col-
leagues. She developed a
passion for the art, and dedi-
cated herself to brining slam
to Guyana. She has spon-
sored one slam competition
and is currently working on
an ambitious programme to
bring slam poetry into local
schools. While that project is
still in gestation, she has been
working along with George to
give the art form a higher pro-
file. She has made official
slam rulebooks, scoring cards
and DVD videos available to
Upscale Restaurant and its
budding slam artistes.
These include Darren along
with other young poets like Kojo
McPherson, Roschelle Christy,
Raule Williams and Trevor
Smith. They are bringing a new
impetus to the Open Mic con-

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tests with their own particular
brand of slam, as angry and as
clever and as intelligent as any-
thing coming out of the
Nuyorican Caf6. These poets
deal with a wide range of topics
from love and sex, to politics,
the frustration of youth, pov-
erty, even touching on the cell
phone war that has recently
Along with more traditional
poets like Lady Hilda and
Jerome Hope they have been
providing patrons of Upscale
Restaurant with a unique type of
entertainment, the first Tuesday
of every month.
Most of the poets come
from Georgetown or close by but
Darren travels down to

Darren Henry undertakes an earnest performance at a
recent Open Mic event at Upscale Restaurant.

Georgetown every time there is
a poetry event at Upscale. His
commitment has been rewarded
in recent weeks not only does
he receive the small stipend as
one of the regular Upscale per-
formers but last month he
walked away with the first place
trophy in the restaurant's first
Slam Poetry Event conducted
along official Slam Guidelines.
The $20,000 prize was un-

You can find out more about Slam Poetry at
Upscale Restaurant at their blog,





o Tuesday March 27th ('Poets corner')
o Tuesday April 3rd '('Open Mic').
o Saturday April 7th ('Slam')
o Tuesday April 10th ('Open Mic')

o Friday March 30th ('Comedy nite')
o Saturday March 31st ('Comedy Slam')*
o Friday April 6th ('Comedy nite')
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doubtedly a welcome reward -
so is the trophy, a small
wooden microphone. The
money's good for offsetting
his travel expenses and to buy
him and his friends a couple
of drinks and dinner while
he's performing, and the tro-
phy will look good on a shelf
or wherever he puts it. But
his dedication to developing
and spreading the art of slam
poetry is what keeps him re-
turning to Upscale.. Even if
that means the possibility of
a long night at the park wait-
ing -for a bus to take him
home to Linden.

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Guyana Revenue Authority advises that VAT Registrants who
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their taxable supplies are zero-rated and report a VAT credit in
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exhibits at

Oasis Cafe

Noted artist, Merlene Ellis is
currently mounting an ex-
hibit of her work at the Oa-
sis Caf6 in Carmichasel
Street. Speaking with
Pepperpot, Ellis noted that
this is her first solo exhibi-
tion in quite some time.
Ellis said that the paintings
on display represent a new, but
subtle transition in her work.
The earthy, realistic scenes re-
main the same but she notes that
her strokes are bolder, more
present. This may be symbolic
of a personal transition for the
notoriously shy artist.
"I used to be terrified of
seeing a microphone," she said,
"but that is now changing."

Changing enough for her to
feel confident to even meet some
of the people viewing her work,
something she has been unable
to do much of in the past. From
tomorrow, after lunch, Ellis will
be on hand to meet and have a
chat with visitors,to the caf6
who are interested in her work.
According to co-owner of Oa-
sis, William Walker, he is honoured
to have Ellis display her work. He
said that the caf6 makes space avail-
able to both upcoming and estab-
lished artists to display their work
free of cost.
He told Pepperpot that he
has admired the artist's work.
for quite some time. Walker,
who himself paints, said that he

particularly likes the flair and
freedom she brings to conven-
tional subjects.
Ellis herself said that she
delights in painting ordinary ev-
eryday things because they con-
tain a special beauty and story
within them. Her favourite
scenes are the coconut water
vendors' carts she says that
the way people congregate
around them provides her with
a real and vibrant subject to
paint from.
Ellis has fifteen works on
display, ten water colours and
five acrylics, and the prices
range from $10,000 to
$35,000. The exhibition runs
until March 28th.

The case of the two ...
From page VII
whom is the control of the vehicle at the material time In Wallace v. Major, [194611 KB
473, where the question considered was whether the steersman of a towed vehicle was a 'driver'
within the meaning of the Act ,Lord Goddard referred to section 121 of te Road Traffic Act,
1930 in which is contained the definition of the term "driver" in the same terms as our defi-
nition and said.
"....but that section is obviously designed to cover the same point as section 121 of the Act of
1930, in making a steersman of a motor vehicle which has someone else upon it,.a driver."
The judgment went on to court Lord Goddard in Langman Valentine [1952] 2 All ER 803 in
which Lord Goddard had said "I do not think it is impossible either in law or in fact to say that there
can be two drivers at the same time,, two people controlling the car. One may be controlling the
starting and one may be controlling the stopping, and they may both be controlling the steering, though
that may be rather a perilous thing to do."
In concluding his judgment, the Chief Justice said, "Having regard to the facts in this case, and to
the expression of opinion in Langman v. Valentine that there could be two drivers of one vehicle we
are of the opinion that the magistrate'erred in holding that the respondent was not a driver of the .
vehicle.. The respondent's action in striking Deonarine's hands off the steering wheel and then him-
self turning the steering wheel provided prima facie evidence of the respondent intending to assume,
and actually assuming control of the vehicle. We would allow tis appeal, and order the respondent
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It is learnt from a legal editorial note that the Federal Supreme Court has reversed the
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the Customs and Trade Administration will enforce payment of
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Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007.

Sunday Chronicle March 7---------- ...

Madina Food Court launched

Halim Khan, an executive
member of the Meten-Meer-
Zorg Masjid, launched his
first Madina Halaal Restau-
rant at the West Coast of
Demerara village in 1996.
According to Khan, he was
inspired to launch the restau-
rant after a trip to Saudia
Arabia. Named in honour of
one of Islam's holiest places,
and featuring a rich menu of
curries, steamed vegetables
and other delights, the res-
taurant soon flourished.
He said that friends, from
the Georgetown and from other
areas kept encouraging him to
open a branch of his place closer

to them. He finally decided to
do so this year, launching the
Madina Food Court on
Mashramani Day this year.
The food at Madina Food
Court will feature all the dishes
available at the original restau-
rant. For beverages, there are
soft drinks and energy drinks
but Khan's major focus is his
juices. What you are not going
to find at Madina is alcohol un-
der any guise. This is not just
an incidental policy of the es-
tablishment: it's clearly labelled
at different places around the
There will also be some in-
teresting and surprising fare oc-

casionally available at Madina.
One example the proprietor is
willing to share currently is
Halaal deer curry and other
stews. This should be a rare
blessing, so to speak, for Mus-
lims who enjoy deer meat but
find it difficult to find any that
is certifiably, or at least reliably,
Madina will be offering
something else unique in restau-
rants; free delivery around
Georgetown beginning this
Tuesday. But will all this help
to make a local food business
thrive along the city's famous
fast food strip? Madina lies
two buildings into Garnette

Street from Vlissengen Road,
the latter roadway noted for its
KFC, Pizza Hut and Popeye's
Khan is sure that offering an
alternative to the fried fare avail-
able at these outlets one of his
specials is a chicken baked with
a rich tomato basting will at-
tract customers to his business.
"I think people," he told
Pepperpot, "are more health
conscious these days. If you
have a heart problem, you don't

want to eat something that will
make it worse. If you don't
have one, you don't want to de-
velop one."
Madina will also be open
seven days a week, from 7.30
am to 9 pm. He told Pepperpot
that he sees this as a special
weekend service to city resi-
dents, many of whom find it
hard to get quality food at cer-
tain hours on weekends. He also
plans to offer special, low-cost
meals to school children during

the week. Also, breakfast will
be served from 7.30 am and
from tomorrow, coffee and tea
will be free with breakfast.
Khan says that with the
food his restaurant offers, al-
ready popular on the West
Coast of Demerara, its open
and breezy atmosphere, and
the free delivery service
around Georgetown, and the
generous opening hours, he
has confidence that Madina
Food Court will thrive as
much as its sister restaurant
If he is right, Madina Food
Court may indeed become
the next local mecca for the
city's food fans. Madina can
be reached at 227-3202 or

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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 invites sealed bids
from eligible contractors for the construction of the following Voluntary
Counselling and Testing Site:

I. The Rehabilitation of Voluntary Counselling and Testing Site,
Den Amstel Health Centre, Den Amstel, W.C.D, Region 3

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

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

3. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders on submission of a payment of a non-refundable fee of $G5.000. The
method of payment will be by company or manager's cheque. The bidding
document may be uplifted at the above address at time ofpayment.

4. Bids must be delivered in envelopes to the following address and clearly marked:

Construction ofVCT Site Den Amstel Health Centre

Attn: The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and TenderAdministration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown, Guyana

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

6. All bids mustbe accompanied by a bid security of 2.0% of the bidprice.

7. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the National
Board of Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of Finance.
Main and Urquhart Streets. Georgetown, Guyana. not later than 09:00h on
Tuesday, April 3, 2007. The bids must be addressed to the Chairman. National
Board of Procurement and Tender Administration 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. April 3.2007'."

8. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidder's representatives and anyone who
chooses to attend al Ministry of Finance onApril 3.2007 at 09:00 h.

The Iiurchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time

snOecifiedl for the reaction of bids. Late bids will he reiected and returned unonened.



NARI/Private Sector Pilot


movement Project

as successful

Twenty livestock farmers in Guyana for the first time
benefited from the provision of Boer goats, a new breed of
goats introduced to Guyana in June, 2004 under a pilot project
between the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
and Mahendra Persaud, Proprietor, Guyana Ranch.
The project which:was one of the first multimillion dollar
investment between NARI/ Private Sector in 2004 under
Government of Guyana's National Diversification Programme, was
executed by the Guyana Ranch, a commercial agriculture operation
aimed at providing improved pedigree animals for livestock
production located in Kibillbiri Savannahs, one of the four savannahs
within the Intermediate;Savannahs.
In lauding the efforts and commitments of NARI and Mr.
Mahendra Persaud towards the realization of aspects of
Government's National Diversification Programme at the Boer goat
distribution activity held at NARI Livestock Farm on Wednesday
28th February, 2007, Dr.Dindyal Permaul, Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, cited the venture as one of the most
important collaborative ventures for the provision of pedigree
animals and development of Guyana's agricultural frontier the
Intermediate Savannahs.
'We are pleased about the entire development that has
taken place in the livestock sector. It has been a sector that
from time to time ha received variable amounts of interests

from all sides. In this particular case of the Boer goats have
been an interesting example on how innovations can be brought
home to Guyana. This is an excellent example of the Private
Sector's commitment towards the development of the
agricultural sector and NARI' s potential as the national
flagship for technology transfer. The establishment of a
pedigree breeding station in the Intermediate Savannahs is
also symbolic since it is the beginning of a new era of
investment and the Private Sector's commitment towards the
development of the agriculture sector. We are now perhaps
approaching a steep increase in the attention being diverted
to livestock. I want to avert to the possibility of us looking at
the institutional arrangements which would allow for more
efficient running of the livestock sector.
The livestock which has some elements of management, we
want to see a greater and efficient management of the sector to allow
for laws to be applied. As you have recalled we have recently
introduced Veterinarian and animal disease movement laws. This
allows for greater control of what is taking place in the livestock
sector. While at the technical front NARI has been the flagship: in
bring new breeds of animals and this particular case the private
sector has been collaborating with us very closely'
According to Mr. Mahendra Persaud, Proprietor, Guyana
Ranch, the establishment of Guyana Ranch is a rewarding experience

but required commitment, risk taking and sustained government
support as demonstrated by NARI's commitment towards thi
"The idea of Boer goat rearing was thrown at me by one of mi
uncles who resides abroad and the establishment of Guyana Rand
in the Intermediate Savannahs dawned because years ago whit
passing. through the savannahs, I saw the potential for agriculture
development. Initially the idea was to rear the goats for meat, bu
in view of the demands for quality breeding animals, we opted tb
establish a breeding station. As a member of the Private Sector,
provided the financial support for the acquisition of twenty pedigree
animals from Montana, USA but the technical support am
quarantine facilities were provided by NARI especially through thi
support of Dr. Homenauth, N. Cumberbatch and Dr. Robin Austi
and the team at NARI's Livestock Farm. In 2005 during the massive
coastal flooding,, the animals were relocated to the Intermediat
Savannahs. Initially the investment was substantial but thl
experience is rewarding since these animals grow as much as 170 .
190 lbs in the Intermediate which I found conducive to goat rearing;
once u can monitor the pastures. "
In highlighting NARI's contribution towards the project
Dr. 0. Homenauth, Director, NARI, stressed the importance
Please see page XN



Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified Contractors to
undertake the Electrical Re-wiring of parts of the Public Building at
Brickdam, Georgetown.

The Tender Documents can be purchased from the Office of the Clerk of
the National Assembly, Parliament Office, Public Building, Brickdam,,
Georgetown, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm from Monday, March 5,2007.

Tender documents are to be deposited in the tender box located in the
Office of the National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration,
Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart'Streets, Georgetown, before 9:00
am on Tuesday, March 20,2007.

All Tenders must be accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Certificates and
be addressed to:
The Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance,; Main and Urquhart Streets,

Tenderers will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $2,000 for the
tender documents

Tenderers must attend the site visit at the time and date set in the tender

Sherlock Isaacs'
Clerk of the National Assembly

Page XIV

Scope of Work:
To work on a part-time basis with the Health Sector Development Unit to
provide capacity building services to targeted Civil Society Organisations in
the following areas:
Leadership and Governance
Results-Based Management
Resource Mobilisation & Sustainability
The capacity building work will involve formal training sessions and
participatory on-site training.
Place of Work:.
Regions 2 -7, .10
Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
BSc in Social Sciences
At least three years experience working with non-governmental
organizations in capacity building
Experience conducting training workshops
Good, interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge of donor procedures and policies would be an asset
Main Responsibilities: .
Work with the Civil Society Coordinator and Implementing Partners i
funded under the Guyana HIV/ AIDS Prevention & Control Project
Application must include a detailed Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
: Terms of Reference (TORs) can be uplifted from and application addressed to
the .. ..
Executive Director "
Health Sector Development Unit
: GPHC Compound
East Street r
Tel. Nos (592) 226-6222/226-2425
Fax No. (592) 225-6559
Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged. Closing date for applications
will be on March 16,2007.


NARI/Private Sector Pilot Breed ...

From page XIV
of Private Secfor's
involvement in national
development and also pledged

NARI's support for continued
collaborative efforts between
the Private Sector for
advancement of
Government's Diversification

"At NARI we are fully
committed towards the
development of the sector,
through the provision of

technical expertise and
quarantine and laboratory
testing facilities. We will extend
assistance to both small and
large scale investors/ farmers
who are full committed to
become involve in the
* agricultural sector as
demonstrated by Mr. Mahendra
Persaud and Guyana Ranch.
During the initial phase of the
project, 50 local nanny goats
were inseminated using Boer
goats semen purchased with
funding provided by Guyana
Ranch and technical assistance
by Dr. Robin Austin, Research
Scientist, NARI."
He also noted that NARI
has also committed not only to
the development of the small
ruminant but also to the poultry
industry since three is a huge
demand for quality breeding
"At NARI we want to
expand the Mon Repos facility
to become a breeding station
shortly. We would be in a
position with 1-2 yrs to provide
breeding stocks nationally.
We are promoting the
Black Belly sheep because
they are more adaptable to

local conditions. In terms of
its reproduction, in most
cases they give twin births
and the animal also within 6
-8 months can acquire in
excess of 60 -80 lbs. In
feedlots they would gain
more, further the meat is well
accepted by the local market.
They are easily maintained
since they feed on grass and
some amount of
supplemental feed. During
the lambing period they are
feed dairy ration to increase
milk production. However at
our facilities we also have
various cross breeds suck as
a British Virgin Island (BVI)
White and the Corentyne
White. We have observed that
farmers are now opting for
the Cross breeds especially
between the BVI and the
Local creole since they are
purported to be more
adaptable to intensive
production systems. They can
survive on the forage
Meanwhile there has been
an upsurge in the number of
investors in the poultry
especially duck production

"In January there were
sixty persons who were
interested on a weekly basis but
we have witnessed an increase
in the number of investors who
are categorized as the small
entrepreneurs especially from
the rural community. However,
while it is a positive indicator
as it relates .to the development
of the sector, we at NARI are
working to expand our capacity
to ensure there are sustained
production systems. We are
encouraging farmers to develop
their own breeding programme.
We want to triple
production by 2008. We will
be expanding production
facility to cater for the
demand for quality breeding
animals but we hope the
private sector will inject more
resources to faciliate the
production of more quality
wholesome food to supply our
local and international
markets. At NARI we provide
low cost incubation facilities
to both small and large scale
farmers to ensure they
sustain their production


Call for Proposals for Community based Micro-projects to be
funded by the,European Commission under the Guyana Micro-
Projects Programme

Publication reference 2007/001

Lots 1 to 7

The Ministry of Finance of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, represented by the Chairman of the Board of
the Guyana Micro-projects Programme, is seeking proposals for community based micro-projects in sectors as
outlined below.
The Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation at:-

Guyana Micro-projects Office
109 E Barrack Street *
Telephone 226-3305 or 226-3423
and on the following internet sites: http.:/
and http:1/'commeuropeaid.cgaiiframe

There will be 7 monthly submissions of concept notes: March 30 at 16:00 Hrs, April 30 at 16:00 Hrs, May 31 at
16:00 Hrs, June 29 at 16:00.Hrs, July 31 at 16:00 Hrs, August 31 at 16:00 Hrs and September 28 at 16:00 Hrs.

Deadlines for the submissions of full applications are: April 30 at 16:00 Hrs, May 31 at 16:00 Hrs, June 29 at
16:00 Hrs, July 31 at 16:00 Hrs, August 31 at 16:00 Hrs, September 28 at 16:00 Hrs, October 31 at 16:00 Hrs,

Information sessions on this call for proposals will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 15:00 Hrs
in the Micro Projects Office. The first information session will be organised on March 8' at the Guyana Micro
Projects Office. Additional information sessions will be organised in the communities at dates to be announced

The purpose of the Guyana Micro-projects Programme is to improve the socio-economic conditions of
vulnerable groups through development of sustainable and participatory
self-help schemes. Consequently, eligible micro-projects should ne community level focusing on -:

,t employment / income generation
2) training / education, communication and good governance
3) other socio-economic sectors

A ceiling of EUR 30,000.00 (GYD 7,800,000,00) will apply for all micro-projects in Georgetown and the Coastal
Areas. However, in the hinterland, projects may be approved up to an amount of EUR 50,000 (GYD
13,115,000,00). A 25% minimum contribution by the beneficiaries in cash or in kind is essential if a proposal is
tobe ap .r-v ..- . ... . ... .... -.. --. ..-. .... ..-.......

Guyana Micro-Projects Board

Call for Proposals for Community based Micro-projects
to be funded by the European Commission under the
Guyana Micro-Projects Programme
Micro-Project Proposals under $2,620,000.00 GUY

Publication reference FT/2007/001
Ministryof Finance of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, represented
by the Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Micro-projects Programme
is seeking proposals for community based micro-projects where the
contribution from the Guyana Micro Projects Programme is less than
$2,620,C ?0.00 GUY in sectors as outlined below. The full application
form for Applicants is available at:-

Guyana Micro Projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305 or 226-3423,
Fax 225-0183, or
email: gmpp@(

The purpose of the Micro-projects Programme is to improve the socio-
economic conditions of vulnerable groups through the development of
sustainable and participatory self-help schemes. Eligible micro-projects
should focus on:
e-,pysicil/ income generation n
2) training / education communication and good governance
3) other socio-economic sectors

The deadline for the receipt of application forms is March 30 at 16:00
Hrs, April 30 at 16:00 Hrs, May 31 at 16:00 His, June 29 at 16:00 Hrs.
July 31 at 16:00 Hrs, August 31 at 16:00 Hrs, September 28 at 16:00 Hrs
and October 31 at 16:00 Hrs.

sA _%nio m riim m p contribution by pieoend-ff. an 'rshor- 5s
essenfiaB l-fa proposal is lobe approved.

THE BOER GOAT, the breed recently introduced to Guyana. (boer.jpg)

Page XV

Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007

Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007


Mr. Bernard "Bunny"

I ~


Pan American

- World Heith Organization


The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) is seeking
capacity in health workforce planning. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the following


This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, dedicated individual. The candidate will lead a team it
apd development. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and management skills, as well a
local and international counterparts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the functions of the Unit; ensures the output of the
Partnerships with other stakeholders on health workforce matters;
* Identifies workforce system challenges and recommends policy improvements; organises workforce s
* Provides technical direction for externally funded projects

Key Deliverables:
* Agap analysis of the health workforce
* Adraft health workforce strategic plan

w P R .. ...

A university degree, preferably a Masters, in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification in a social science and 5
years relevantwork experience in managerial position. This is a contract-based position for 2 years.


This is an excellent prospect for a candidate who enjoys conducting research. The ideal candidate possesses-good interpersonal
and communication skills, takes initiative and is a team player.

Roles and Responsibilities:
* Assists the Coordinator in developing work plans for the Unit; supports the Coordinator in the production of the deliverables;
collaborates with the Coordinator and other stakeholders in the development of the health workforce plan/strategy;
Acts as a focal point in providing evidence-based health workforce analysis; manages the information system; provides technical
assistance to health workforce planning activities.

A Bachelor's Degree in HumLu Resource Management or equivalent qualification in a social science, plus relevant research
experience. Experience in policy analysis would be an asset. This is a contract-based position for2 years.


The ideal candidate for this position must enjoy working with the public and be team-oriented. The candidate must possess strong
organizational and administrative skills.

Roles and Responsibilities:
* Provides secretarial, logistical and data entry support; -
* Responds to requests for information and procures information forthe public; ensures regular reception of data from information

A Diploma in Public Administration or equivalent qualification. Good written and oral communication sK .p.ii.n. with
computers, particularly MS Office and Outlook are a must. Previous secretarial experience would be an asset. This is a contract-
based position for2 years,

To apply candidates snic1!d submit their CVs and covering letter addressed to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health
Lot 8, Brickdam, Stabroek,
Georgetown, Guyana
by email at: permanent(

Applications should be submitted
by the 30th March, 2007.

Please note that only shortly tel...
candidates will be contacted. i

hooked and it was back to the
business at hand. "
Got him" Daniel said.
The first strike, it was a big
one; it put up quite a fight as
it was reeled in, the rod was
bending right down under the
,pressure. When it came out
of the water it sparkled un-
der the mid-day sun, the top
of its back as black as the
water below and the belly



GuySuCo, Engineering Services Department, LBI,
E.C.D invites sealed bids to carry out the following:-

1.) Repairs to No.2 concrete house, Wales
2.) Repairs to No.23 concrete house, Wales
3.) Repairs to No. 3 timber house, Wales
4.) Repairs to No.28 timber house, Wales

Interested contractors should purchase bids from the
Engineering Services Department by latest Friday
March 16, 2007.

"',mnulsory Site visit at bidder's own expense is
arranged for Marc..h "7 t 9 am. Bids closing date
is 2pm on Friday, March 23, 2007.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all of the tenders
without assigning any reasonss.

220-2197, W 0 ,

Page XVI



I----- -- -

Fishig ...

From pag X the fly bait and locked onto it.
FrmpaThere was a huge splash and
the fish darted under a clump of
and 'standing' on its tail, Victoria Regia water lilies then
leaping and tugging at the all of a sudden out again. Every-
line like a true fighter. With- one in the boat was excited ex-
out strong rods and a good cept for Bunny, a man who had
grip it can break off your line. done "this thousands of times"
at will. As Bunny hit a spot as he had reliably informed us.
near a rotting tree stump He began landing catches at
something disturbed the wa- regular intervals and when he
ter near the lure; he flung said he would take us to a spot
the line back and with where the elub members could
marksman precision hit the catch fish as fast as they could
same spot again, take off, there-was a great sense
The majestic fish leapt at of anticipation among us. We
were going to catch the infamous
E Known throughout the
world for it ferocious jaws
and razor teeth that can
sever the toe or finger of
someone with just one bitfe,
this was not a fish to mess
with; danger lurked in the
waters below. A school of
dynamic candidates to build piranhas can strip a 70-
pound adult Capybara (the
positions: world's largest rodent and
commonly called watrash
in Guyana) to bare bones in
just a matter of seconds.
All the members got spin-
n health workforce planning ning rods out and put on
is the desire tointeract with the bait of small fishes we
ahd brought. Bunny gave
us a run-down on how to
deal with these "chaps"
when caught. He told us
*deliverables;develops that only he would take
ethemoff the hook when
surveys; "Oh my God." Patrick sud-
denly exclaimed. As we turned
and looked at him we all knew
why he had said that. He
stood there with a look of fear
and anxiety, his hook and wire
leader bitten off, cut clean by
the razor-sharp teeth of a pira-
nha Bunnv nut nn Qanother

white like the light above a
perfect camouflage for the
perfect predator. Everyone
began pulling in piranhas at
will. Ken affixed bait to the
many hooks waiting to go
back in, some after catching.
some after near misses and
some after total misses.
Daniel, Patrick and Kawal
were leading the race in that
order with the occasional
strike from Aaron and Paul,
only I did not strike as yet.
Then my luck changed and I
was reward for my patience
- a good-sized one latched on
to my hook.
At the end of this fishing
fest we had acquired half a large
ice box of piranhas in just about
two hours or under. Rampi and
Bunny said it was time to go and
they would take us to another
place to fish with casting nets.
The journey out the Conser-
vancy seemed faster than we got
in. We soon came to the place
where we had to lift the boat
over again.
Bunny took us to his
home and introduced us to
his parents who spoke of
protecting the fishing
grounds, flora and fauna
and the animals. The said
that they do niot support
commercial fishing and
hunting in the area and
would advise people not to
throw anything in the con-
servancy especially if it's
not bio-degradable.
Bunny's father said he
would only catch as many
fish as he could eat be-
cause the rest would just
be wasted. He is hoping
that more people can un-
derstand the value of pro-
tected area systems not
only in his area but across
Guyana. He said that
generations to come will
reap the benefits of one of
the best tourist destina-
tions in the world. As the
guys sipped on-fresh, hot
coffee that Bonny prepared
for us, they couldn't help
but talk about the wonder-
fut time they had in this
place some people only
dream of. It was one of
the best days the Dennis
Street Anglers' Fishing
Club has ever experiences
and we can't wait to get

Sunday Chronicle March 11, 2007


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


(a) Corporate Secretary

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

(b) Human Resource Officer

Degree in Public Management with a minimum of five years experience in
Personnel Management and StaffDevelopment.

Detailed Job Description/Job Specification can be uplifted from the Chief Executive
Officer, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.

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

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


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GUYSUCO) Invites sealed bids ronm eligible
bidders, whose :1 -:ir.: :- and experience are acceptable to GU YSUCO and the
C 1 i Dvelopmer' E. 1 i OB-DB)for:

Tender :

A 15107 001 B

Description : Construction of 3 980 m timber revetment

i.l: L--, must be e:, e. e be in a E me er coj,;n'.-

Bidders may ur' di .,i g documents from '' address below for a non-
reinfudable fee of ten thousand Gu,.OranI D.,Iar; (G$0l,,000), -ot fifth, US Dollars

The Site r speti.:n is 11.00 hours 1lorid ay 26 March 2007;

Bids will be opened 14.00 hoiur M'rnday 2.0 Anrl 20.7 and rmu:-.t be acmparied
by a Bid Secunty of f.ur m ;ion Guyana Dollars (G$4 00(0 0C)0) or -;quivalent In
freely convertible currency. ..

GUYSUCO reserves the right to accept or reject any bid *

The Proje:t Manager
SkeldonSugarMorriJernizaonPro)ect .
Guyana SugarCorporation Inc
BookerTaleProject ,Ofi .

Skeldon Estate

Tel: (592) 339 2214/3631 Fax. (592) 339 3632
e-mail: Pchad,'gLy .suCo co


440.-R.S -.,


ARIES -- Action is important today. Major progress is about to be a made,
and you will be a big part Of it. You may be the calm in the centre of a mael-
strom of activity, or you may be the person causing all the excitement. Either
way, your role is to help everyone do whatever it is that needs to get done.
Make the environment comfortable for everyone, and keep folks thinking posi-
tive. Even if you're not out in front calling the shots, you are important --
make no mistake.
TAURUS -- Suddenly, it looks as though you've been designated the resi-
dent psychic in your social group! Right now, a:few of your friends want to
know which risk is safest to take, and they are turning to you for your predic-
tions. You probably don't know any more than they do about this gamble, so
you should offer up your opinion with that caveat. Make it a joint venture
and enjoy letting them temporarily escape the burden of having to make all
their own decisions alone.

GEMINI -- You have quite a few tricks up your sleeve right now -- more than
you may realise. In this round of the game, what you do next can really influ-
ence how high the stakes grow. Everyone is ready to go for broke, and the
outcome is totally up to yoi, so don't be afraid to push things to the limit.
For the first time in a long tine, you can have it both ways -- so why not try?
You will come out on top no matter how you play it.

CANCER -- Quick -- who is your favourite person? If you answered with any-
thing other than a loud, enthusiastic 'me,' you are way off track -- and you
need to start giving yourself the affection you deserve. Treat yourself to your
favourite meal. Buy yourself a present and ask to have it gift-wrapped, just
because! If you don't treat yourself to unexpected: gifts every now and again,
then who will? Practice receiving gifts, and you'll start receiving more of them.

LEO -- When was the last time you had a whole lot of fun? It may sound
illogical, but sometimes big fun requires serious, detailed planning. When all
the details are ironed out, you're free to relax and enjoy the company of the
people you're with -- instead of making endless phone calls to find out where
people are, what's taking them so long, and how on earth they could have
forgotten that tonight was ,the night.

VIRGO -- No matter what types of nt.-ative feelings you have for another
person, today you will have to do some forgiving and forgetting -- at least
temporarily. In order for something important to happen, you're going to have
to be the bigger person. Take a broad view of the situation today. Act altruis-
tically (even if other people will not appreciate your efforts). Soon enough,
you will be rewarded for this.

LIBRA -- Even very smart people can do incredibly stupid things once in a
while. So today, when you see an intelligent person turn into an idiot right
before your eyes, you should trust the evidence of your senses -- not what
someone else says you should believe. Anything is possible, so pick your
jaw up off the floor and carry on. Don't mock this person or make a big deal
out of her or his all-too-human error.

SCORPIO -- With a little extra cash in your pocket, you will feel a lot more
spring in your step -- and keep in mind that the longer you have the money,
the longer you'll enjoy this feeling. So you might want to resist making an
impulse buy, because once you spend that money, you will lose that feeling.
Money is always powerful, but right now it can affect your mood and life
situation a lot more profoundly than you think. Save it as long as you can.
You'll need it soon.

SAGITTARIUS -- You knoW that salty complements sweet, and that peanut
butter complements chocolate -- but it's also true that" sadness complements
happiness. So if you haven't been experiencing as much joy as you would
like lately, take solace in the fact that this blue period -- which will end soon -
- is teaching you how to appreciate the brighter days of your life. Pay atten-
tion to what you learn today.

CAPRICORN -- Have you ever had one of those dreams in \ which you're try-
ing to run fast but you can barely inch your way slowly forward? Today might
feel a bit like that -- frustrating and limiting, but also somewhat interesting.
It's not clear what's impeding your progress, and identifying these obstacles
is actually not all thai important right now. You have something to learn from
this struggle -- keep trying to run faster.

AQUARIUS --Old video footage of hippies communing in the park might make
you giggle a little, but when you stop to think about it, don't you and your'
group of people enjoy doing the same thing? Take away the long hair and
goofy clothes, and you're really not so different from them -- you all just want
everyone to get along and be happy. Try to get with your friends and family
today and make that happen. It won't be hard to have your own:special love-

PISCES -- Your words will have more power than usual today -- so take time
to think before you speak. It's one thing to get caught up in an enthusiastic
conversation and say something silly, but it is quite another thing to say some-
thing you'll later regret. As you might recall from past slips of the tongue, the
taste of shoe leather is not an easy one to get out of your mouth. Play it safe
-- if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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The Excerpt
Read the two passages and note their specific

A Tough Mind
Let us consider, first, the need for a tough mind, char-
acterized by incisive thinking, realistic appraisal, and de-
cisive judgment. The tough mind is sharp and penetrat-
ing, breaking through the crust of legends and myths and
sifting the true from the false. The tough-minded indi-
vidual is astute and discerning. He has a strong aus-
tere quality that makes for firmness of purpose and sol-
idness of commitment.
Who doubts that this toughness of mind is one of
man's greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who will-
ingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost
universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solu-
tions. Nothing pains people more than having to think.

My Family
Larry looked so murderous that I decided it would
probably be safer if the Magenpies were removed from
danger, so I lured them into my bedroom with the aid
of a raw egg and locked them up in their basket while
I considered the best thing to do. It was obvious that
they would have to go into a cage of sorts, but I wanted
a really large one for them, and I did not feel that I could
cope with the building of a really big aviary by myself.
It was useless asking the family to help me, so I de-
cided that I would have to inveigle Mr. Kralsfsky into
the constructional work. He could come out and spend
the day, and once the cage was finished he would have
the opportunity of teaching me how to whistle. I had
waited a long time for a favourable opportunity of get-
ting these whistling lessons, and this seemed to me to
be ideal. Mr. Kralsfsky's ability to whistle was only one
of his many hidden accomplishments, as I had found out.

What to do
1. Read each passage many times to get a good un-
derstanding of what each is saying and how the thoughts
are expressed.
2. Now, take a study partner with you to discuss
similarities and differences between the passages.
Write down your conclusions.

Romesh came home the neXt day. He had some
magazines and books under his arm, and a suitcase in
his hand. There was no reception for him; everyone
who could work was out in the fields.
He was as tall as the canes on either side of the
path on which he walked. He sniffed the smell of burn-
ing cane, but he wasn't overjoyful at coming home. He
had prepared for this, prepared for the land on which
he had toiled as a child, the thatched huts, the children
running -naked in the sun. He knew that these were
things not easily forgotten which he had to forget. But
he saw how waves of wind rippled over the seas of
cane and he wondered vaguely about big things like hap-
piness and love and poetry, and how they could fit into
the poor, toiling lives the villagers led.
Romesh met his sisters at home. They greeted him
shyly, but he held them in his arms and cried, "Beti, do
you not know your own brother?" And they laughed

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and hung their heads on his shoulder.
"Everybody gone to work," one girl said, "and we
cooking food to carry. Pa and Ma was looking out since
early this morning, they say to tell you if you come to
come in the fields."
Romesh looked around the hut in which he had
grown up. It seemed to him that if he had come back
home after ten years, there would still be the old table
in the centre of the room, its feet sunk in the earthen
floor, the black pots and pans hanging on nails near the
window. Nothing would change. They would plant the
cane, and when it grew and filled with sweet juice cut
it down for the factory. The children would waste away
their lives working with their parents. No schooling, no
education, no widening of experience. It was the same
thing the man had lectured about in the public library
three nights before in Port-of-Spain. The most they
would learn would be to wield a cutlass properly, or
drive the mule cart to the railway line swiftly so that
before the sun went down they would have worked suf-
ficiently to earn more than their neighbors.
With a sigh as an aged man Romesh opened his suit-
case and took out a pair or shorts and a polo shirt. He
put these on and put the suitcase away in a comer. He
wondered where would be a safe place to put his books.
He opened the suitcase again and put them in.

What to do
Suppose this is the way you choose to begin your
story, continue to write and complete it however you
think it fitting.

Think on these questions:
1. What aspects) would you develop further?
2. What would you make Romesh do for his rela-
tives, or his relatives for him?
3. Would you want to make the environment where
he was born problematic? Would you make him begin
a battle with the family? Think carefully what you
would do and do it well.

A Poem: Courage
What makes people unsatisfied
is that they accept lies.
If people had courage, and refused lies
and found out what they really felt and really meant
and acted on it,
They would distil the essential oil out of every ex-
and like hazel nuts in autumn, at last
be sweet and sound.
And the young among the old
would be as in the hazel-woods of September
nutting, gathering nuts of ripe experience.
As it is, all that the old can offer
is sour, bitter fruits, cankered by lies.

1. Explain the lines: "If people had courage ... acted
on it." (Lines 3 5)
2. Explain the lines: "like hazel nuts in autumn ...
sweet and sound." (Lines 7 & 8)
3. What is meant by the following? distil, essential
oil, nutting, gathering nuts of ripe experience
4. Point out a metaphor and explain it.

I'm afraid you've got a bad

egg, Mr. Jones.
Oh, my Lord, I assure you!
Parts of it are excellent!
PUNCH-vol. cix, p222. 1895

5. What things or persons are compared to hazel-
woods of September?

The Business Letter (Continued)
The Letter of Complaint
Reminder: When you are writing a letter of com-
plaint, chances are that you are angry. Your first im-
pulse may be to strike back with sarcasm, insults, even
threats. ("I'll never shop in your old store again, and
I'll tell people I know not to shop in your cheating store.")
To write an effective letter of complaint, you
need to get a grip upon your emotions. Do not forget
that your goal is to get the problem corrected. Your
tone of voice comes through in writing just as it does in
speech. Your goal will be more accomplished if your
letter has a businesslike tone. That approach will al-
low the other side to respond calmly and reasonably
Another way to ensure that your letter will get a
sympathetic reading is to use proper form.
The letter below illustrates the semiblock form,
a popular style for a business letter that will help you
get results.

1324 Sandwich Road
East Bank Demerara
March 11th, 2007

Sales Manager
Flint's Music Store
Durante Street

Dear Sir or madam:

Complaint about a Broken Tape

On February 15th, I ordered the tape Little Red
Riding Hood (21st century version), by Red Fan. To-
day it was delivered by minivan, but it broke the first
time I played it.
When I inserted the tape and pushed the play
button on my tape player, I heard the beginning of the
first lines, but no more. When I removed the tape, I
could see that it was broken. I played some other tapes
to make sure that my player had not caused the prob-
lem, but it worked perfectly.
I am enclosing a copy of the receipt, and I am
returning the defective tape in a separate package.
Please send me another copy..

Yours truly,
Robert sandy
Robert Sandy

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By Sherry Bai E

What -Men

Want... ,7

It's got to be said that play-
ing the field is a whole lot of
fun, but so is being in a seri-
ous relationship provided
that it's with the right
woman. But how does a man
know if a woman really is the
right one for him? If she pos-
sesses the following ten traits,
he'd better hold on to her for
dear life or, before he.knows
it, a man who already knows
where it's at will get his
hands on their 'goods.'

1. She makes him
want to be a better
Stop making that face... any
man who has a great girlfriend
or wife will tell her that she
makes him want to be a better
man. She doesn't have to say or
do anything; it just is that way.
If he suddenly feels bad about
how he treated her sister or
finds himself trying to get his fi-
nances in order, he might want
to think about his motivation
for doing so. It could be love.

2. She loves him
If he has found a woman
who loves, him for who he re-
ally is and not who he pretends
or try to be sometimes, he
should definitely hang onto her.
A woman who doesn't try to
change him is hard to find. Of
course, everyone has their
slightly annoying habits that
their mate has to contend with,
but if she really loves him, she
will be able to cope with these.
Another way to know if she
really loves him is by observ-
ing the way she looks at him
and treats him on an everyday
.basis. If the sight of him
doesn't seem to faze her either

way, and she doesn't really
seem to care about what he has
to say, she's either playing very
hard to get, or sees him as just
some guy. But if a surprise visit
or phone call from him makes
her light up, there's no denying
that she loves him.

3. She gets along
with friends and
A great girlfriend will not
only help his- mum in the
kitchen, listen to his dad's sto-
ries and hang out with his
friends, but she will enjoy it.
She'll make a real effort to get
to know. and love the most im-
portant people in his life. And
she won't try to get him to
ditch his best buds.
She'll actually empathise
with his brother being dumped
and suggest that they take him
out to cheer him up. Not only
that, but his friends won't roll
their eyes and moan when he
mentions that she'll be joining
them when she gets off work
(yes, women like this do exist).

4. She's nagless
There is nothing worse than
a nag! A great girlfriend knows
-this and chooses her battles
wisely. She knows when to
speak up and when to let it
slide. He doesn't want a girl-
friend who will give him hell for
leaving a couple of dishes in the
sink occasionally.
However, if they live to-
gether and he stays out all night
without calling her, and she lets
him have it, then he's setting
himself up for disaster. This is
a situation that nobody would
let slide not even a great girl-

5. She lets him be a
It is vital that he doesn't get
involved with a woman who
tries to get him to eat cottage
cheese and fruit for breakfast
and insists that he give up his
poker night with the -lads. He
will end up resenting her more
than he can imagine. A good girl-
friend lets him be a bloke in all
his glory, poker night and all. If
.she's a great girlfriend, she'll.
even bring him and his mates a
couple of beers and make them
some of her famous sand-
She has to understand that
men and women are different
and should allow him to be
himself. Just like he wouldn't
deprive her of going shopping
with her best girlfriend, she
shouldn't expect him to give up
the guys for her.

6. She respects him
Thiis s a biggie. His woman
must respect him. This means
that she listens to him, even if
she doesn't necessarily agree
with what he's saying. And, of
course, she never tries to de-
mean or belittle him in any way,
shape or form.
A great girlfriend won't ever
cause scenes in public or in
front of his friends and family,
and will always wait to discuss

matters with him in private. If
she respects him, chances are
that she will behave in a tact-
ful and diplomatic manner in
most situations, which is defi-
nitely a good thing.

7. She's beautiful
I know, this one is kind of
obvious, but important none-
theless. A great girlfriend will
not only want to look good
for him, but also for
herself. She should al-
ways look her best and
be well put together -
matching lingerie is a
'definite plus.
He has to be proud
to have her on his arm
and enjoy the sight of.
her in any light. And
this doesn't mean that
she has to be a Heidi
S Klum clone. Remem-
ber that beauty is in
the eye of the be-
holder, so if he thinks
her full bottom or un-
controllable curls are
beautiful, he's allowed.

8. She's sexual
While we're on the topic, a
great girlfriend has to be sexu-
ally compatible with him. For
instance, if he's into S&M and
she's more the 'fluffy lingerie'
type, that's a problem. The two
of them have to be on the same
page or, at least, she has to be
willing to wear leather and use
a whip from time to time.
Of course, this doesn't imply
that she has to know all the right
moves straight away; it simply
means that he and she have an un-
deniable attraction towards each
other, and are able to communicate
their desires verbally (or with
physical cues). It is important that
they please each other in the bed-
room, or on top of the dryer what-
ever the case may be.

9. She's intelligent
Everyone knows that the
bimbo routine gets really old,
really fast. Instead of being the
one in total control, he'll find
himself trying to figure out what
she's really thinking'behind
those glazed eyes of hers or if

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You are hereby notified that there will be fogging exercises in
identified communities to reduce the mosquito population,

Thursday 8th March:

Friday 9th March:

Saturday 10th March:

Sunday 11th March:

Monday 12th March:

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East Ruimveldt / East la Penitence / North. East
La Penitance
" Lodge / Lodge H/Sch. / Meadow Brook

Tucville / Guyhoc Park / East la Penitence
(Police Station Area)
Stevedore H/Sch. / Tucville / Guyhoc Gardens /
Shirley Field / Ridley Sq. / Roxanne Burnham Gardens
South Ruimveldt / South Ruimveldt Park'

Tuesday 13th March: North Ruimveldt / Festival City

Wednesday 14th March: Alberttown / Queenstown / Central Georgetown /

REMMBR ee yur ar0 feeofemptonaiestacn

she's actually thinking at all.
An intelligent woman will
constantly surprise him and
keep him on his toes. She won't
let him get bored of her. Besides,
it's nice to have something to
talk about between all that chan-
delier-hanging sex.

10. She's
No one wants a girlfriend
they have to baby-sit. Once in
a while, like if she's had a rough
day at work, it's great to be her
shoulder to cry on, but if she
can't seem to function without
him and is constantly aftei him,
she will eventually make him
feel like he's suffocating, which
is a surefire way to get him run-
ning out the nearest exit.
On the other hand, if she
has her very own personality
and opinions, can stand on her
own two feet, both financially
and emotionally, and is able to
enjoy time away from him -
while still missing him, of
course then she must be a great


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 442" edition of
Ii (- "Champion Cookery Corner", a
S/ / weekly feature giving recipes and
|jjN :tips on cooking in Guyana.

Many of us just use our microwave to heat food. Here are two quick recipes one
savoury, one sweet- to help you get the most out of this handy appliance.

2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
cup margarine
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. Champion Baking Powder
2 eggs
1 cup orange juice
Combine flour, sugar and margarine
with pastry blender until mixture is like
cornmeal. Combine 1 cup of crumb
mixture with cinnamon; reserve for

Add Champion Baking Powder to
remaining mixture; blend well. Beat
eggs with orange juice. Mix lightly into
crumb mixture. Pour into lightly
greased 9 inch square baking dish.
Sprinkle top with cinnamon crumbs.
Bake in microwave, full power, for 4
minutes. Turn half way around. Bake
four more minutes.
Serve warm or cool. (This coffee cake
can be frozen).

8-10 chicken wings
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 cup fine cracker crumbs
tV tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. Chico Black Pepper

Cut wings in half, discard tips. Rinse; pat
dry with paper towels. Pour soy sauce
into shallow bowl, set aside. In another
shallow bowl, combine remaining

Dip chicken in soy sauce; roll in seasoned
crumbs, coating evenly.

Arrange chicken wings, skin side up in
spoke pattern in 9 inch round glass pie
plate, placing thickest portion toward
outside of plate. Cover with paper
towels. Use high-cycle and cook 13-15
Minutes, or until chicken is tender.

Serve hot.

Baking Powder F-1t-' N
Custaid FPdper
Black Pepper "

Icing Sugar
Curry Powder
Garum rlasala



Fishing for


A day of dangerous angling in the MMA Conservancy

By Akash Persaud

Getting up' at 3:30 in the
morning for anything is
quite a challenge. But for the
members of the 'Dennis
Street Angler's Fishing Club
(a group of amateur anglers
that thrive on the adrenaline
of fishing) it was like waking
up to face one of the best days
of our lives.
Ever since hearing of the -
abundance of fishes of various
species in the Mahaica/
Mahaicony/Abary (MMA)
Conservancy, our club had been
trying to make hosts of con-
tacts with anyone that has a link
that can get them there. The club
which started about 2 years ago
has grown from 4 to 12 per-
sons who are always willing, to
get in any boat or car to give
fishing their best shot. It was at
the Chronidle where li work as
Graphic Artist that I met Mr.
Clifford Stanley reporter with
the Newspaper and a public re-
lations personnel with the
MMA 'that things began to
materialise. When I enquired
about such a trip and his answer
was in the affirmative, I could
barely hide the excite excitement
that immediately overcame me.
After three weeks of planning
and putting arrangements in
place the dream of this trip was
about to come through..
At 5:30 on the morning we
arrived at the MMA compound
at Onverwagt. Mr. Rampersaud,
whom everyone called iRampi,
was our boat captain. Upon his
arrival he was enthusiastically
greeted by the seven members
of the club "that made if; the
others had to be left because the
boat could only take about nine
to ten persons including the
captain and a tour guide. Rampi
was introduced to the eager
bunch of men. Paul, Ken,
Patrick, Aaron, Kawal, Daniel

fields we were passing, but then
Aaron the youngest of the
group said "are we close now",
I realized it was hard to get
anybody's mind off what has
been three weeks in the making.
A few anxious moments later we
were there.
The Abary River was
placid that day, birds flying just
over.the surface in search of an
early morning meal of unsus-
pecting small fish that swim-
ming too close to the top. The
boat was taken down to the
river and we started placing our
equipment in it. The captain
was amazed at the equipment
we brought; it was if we were
going on a "safari" he said. We
had packed fishing rods, lures,
food, drink, ice coolers, tools
and a first aid kit complete with
a venom extractor for snake and
insect bites. When Rampi pulled
the cord to start the engine we
smiled and gave each other hi-
fives. Our trip had officially
The journey down the
Abary River is a
birdwatcher's paradise:
kestrels, huge white cranes,
herons and "wisi wisi" ducks,
abound. Cows, horses and
buffalos lay on the banks of.
the river with huge pastures
in the background. The boat
traveled smoothly over the
clam waters. Swallows were
making a feast of the dragon-
flies hovering in little swarms
over the water. As we traveled
one of my friends said to me,
"Even if I don't catch any fish
the scenic beauty of this place
is good enough for me" I
thought to. myself that he
would be even more awed by
the beauty of the of the MMA
conservancy where we were
heading, but I said nothing
because I did not want to blow
the surprise. When we got to
the conservancy we picked

I Itl UtNNIS I HIttl ANGLtHS' IISHING CLUB; the writer is standing second from right.

Mr. Bernard "Bunny" Tilack,
a local tour guide and master
hunter and angler.
As we were about to pick
up the boat to take it over the
conservancy dam, we realized
that someone was missing, he
was nowhere to be. seen. After
looking around for a while I re-
alized that it was the same
member of our party who had
told me of the beauty of the river
and I knew exactly where to find
him. He had wandered away and
was standing on the other side
of the Conservacy Dam with a
look of total amazement at the
vast stretch of water that stood
in front of him. He looked at
me, smiled and asked if he was
When we rejoined the group
Patrick, a sound engineer and
Paul, a project auditor made
ctire everyone and everything.
\\a.i in the boat Our ne%. cap-
ijin a.;. Bunn',. w ho kno\t
llthee waters he kne% like the
hi: k tf hi, hand Dark uni
gl c.- iiii.ullg ci,' l oithinm a
fly r.dJ and lthe build .l an ith-
le.. v.c i:ould tell ihi, gu, % Ln-v.
'..hji he .i jhaboui \e hook .)1
into the 'a.ii conseivanc' and in
no nnle i'.e 1gt the glimpse
of s,-melhing


the guys would never see in the
city, wild ducks.
As the boat slid over the
still water, passing between
small floating islands two mas-
sive Muscovy ducks flew with
majestic and powerful flapping
wings. In no time everyone in
the boat could see ducks flying
at regular intervals. Bonny said
he was going to take a "short
cut" to. save us on our limited
gas. There were palm trees grow-
ing like towers rising out of the
water and little flowering plants
created a lilac carpet over the
water, it was one of the most

beautiful sights I had ever seen.
Our guide got us to the
fishing ground in no time and
what the members of the club
saw next was a master at
work. Bunny, stood on the
deck of. the boat and like a
lion tamer whipped his fly-rod
back and fort cracking it on
the surface, then pulling the
surface lure to entice the
fishes then in a flash whip. it
out of the water and "crack"
back at the exact spot again
while the boat move slowly.
He repeated this again and
again, everyone sat and

WWF Guianas:

Safeguarding 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 net-
work whose primary function is the protection of the
world's wildlife and ecosystems. WWF Guianas currently
works on forest, species and freshwater conservation. Its
species programme is designed to help protect many of the
region's endangered and rapidly disappearing fauna and
flora. One species of very special concern are marine
turtles. As part of a conservation effort, WWF Guianas is
pleased to share the following important information.

watched where the lure was
landing and waited to see any
sign of a fish striking the
bait, suddenly it happened a
Peacock Bass locally called
Lukanani leapt at the lure,
unfortunately or missing it.
But our disappointment was
not for long and next time he
got it.
The Peacock Bass is
known to be the big prize of
game fishing in South
America; it puts up a fight

Please see page XVI


Marine Turtles, Coming Home
Episode 4.
Marine turtles spend their lives migrating great distances.
They are born on sandy beaches, but whilst they are still quite
young, they begin a long journey in search of a suitable place
to feed and grow. Once they reach the age of sexual maturity
they travel back to the beach where they were born to lay eggs.
Scientists report that as hatchlings, marine turtles become W
imprinted to the earth's magnetic field and, possibly, the smell of the waters adjacent to the nest-
ing beach where they were born. These factors allow them to successfully complete their migra-
tion back to the location of their birth. Consequently, during their lifespan, marine turtles may
visit or pass through the waters of several countries. Not surprisingly therefore, they are not
often considered as belonging to any one country but rather as an important biological resource
that is shared amongst several nations.
The marine turtles that nest in Guyana and Suriname have therefore traveled several thousand
kilometers to get here! They have battled rough seas, avoided fishing nets and marine pollution to
gel to Guyana's waters, simply to lay eggs, and ensure survival of their species. How tragic then,
that after all this effort, their journey may be in vain, as carefully laid nests are dug up and the
eggs consumed by stray dogs and humans!
Quiz q: If many turtle eggs are dug up and consumed, what will happen to marine
turtle populations around Guyana? Please send answers to:
Please send answers to:
WWF Guianas
87A Ituni Street
Bel Air Park,
Georgetown, Guyana

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