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


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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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DUBLIN (Reuters) Ireland's High Court struck
down a 19th century law against begging on Thurs-
day, ruling in favour of a beggar who had argued
that his arrest violated a right to free speech, broad-
caster RTE reported. .

Justice Eamon De Valera rejected the argument made by Niall
Dillon that the law discriminated between rich and poor.
But the judge agreed that a section of the Vagrancy Act of 1847,
enacted during the Great Famine, was unconstitutional because it
interfered with the rights of freedom of expression and freedom to
communicate with other people.
Dillon was arrested for begging in Dublin in 2003 and
.charged under the law. Following the ruling, his prosecution

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Laws will be enforced to

maintain city clean-up

- minister stresses

By Mark Ramotal"
MINISTER of Local Govern-
ment and Regional Develop-
ment Mr. Kellawan Lall has
lauded the scope, quality and
volume of work being done by
committed and dedicated in-
dividuals from all strata of so-
ciety to ensure the success of
the major government-led en-
hancement programme aimed
at beautifying and improving
Georgetown and other parts of
He noted that the enhance-
ment works specifically in and
around Georgetown, and along
the East Bank and East Coast
road corridors are not only for
the upconling Cricket World
Cup (CWC) tournament, but
also beyond.
"We have been doing a good
job so far (but) we have to keep
up the momentum," Lall told a

meeting he hosted at the Cheddi
Jagan Research Institute (Red
House) in Kingston,
Georgetown Friday'
He also made it clear that
the enforcemicnt of the city"s
by-laws is crucial Io maintain-
ing the momentuim.gained from
the enhancement programme
and urged that the laws be up-
held at all times.
The minister also warned
that no matter who it is, there
will be no preference or
favouritism and once that per-
son is breaching the law, the
necessary action will be taken
to correct that situation.
The city enhancement cam-
paign covers several areas, in-
cluding garbage collection and
disposal, rehabilitating road
shoulders and verges, drains and
canals and removing road im-
pediments,-repairing the city's
. avenues, landscaping, manicur-

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ing trees. refurbishing the Na-
tional Zoological Park ind re-
moving stray .animals and va-
Among those in attendance
were the Chairman, Vice Chair-
man and Overseer of the vari-
ous Neighbourhood Democratic
Councils in Region Four
(Demerara/Mahaica); senior
functionaries of the Georgetown
Municipality including Town


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Several stakeholders also
gave updates on various sub-
projects within the overall en-
hancement drive. These in-
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who gave an overview of the
enhancement works at the level
of the private sector; Solid
Waste Management Representa-
l tive Mr. Rufus Lewis on what
is being done at the-level of the
Georgetown Muinicipality; and
Mrs, Indra Chandarpal, Mem-
ber of Parliament on enhance-
ment works at the national level.
Highlighting the works
done by the private sector-led
'Georgetown downtown en--
hancement initiative',
Fernandes said 150 garbage bins
and receptacles have been stra-
tegically placed in the city and
50 more are expected to be
placed soon.
He also noted that several
trees have been planted in cer-
tain sections of the city and-
those that have been "stolen"
are being replanted. He also
outlined efforts at improving
the public convenience facilities
in downtown Georgetown.
Lewis, meanwhile, lauded
the collaboration between the
government and the
Georgetown Mayor and City
Council as it relates to the re-
habilitation of several roads and
pavements in the city, and in

cleaning and maintaining several
drains, canals and alleyways.:
According to him, the mu-
nicipality has been focusing on
the city's enhancement in a
four-pronged manner: address-
ing road works, drainage, envi-
ronmental health, and littering.
Lewis also 'heaped praised
on a group of unsung heroes
who he described as the 'Chip
Chip' gang, and said the work
done by these individuals
should be better appreciated
and even compensated.
According to him, the
'Chip-Chip' gang is made up of
those who "crawl in the tun-
nels under.the roadways" in
Georgetown, cleaning the man-
holes and drains with their bare
hands and sometimes with the
aid of only a bucket, of rotten
garbage, human excrement, de-
composed animal carcasses and
the like.
"And when you see their
bodies (persons from the Chip
Chip gang) as they come out
from those underground tunnels
and under the
wonder if the society is really
recognizing the efforts of these
people," Lewis said.
Chandarpal also gave an
update on the many works
done by the National Enhance-
ment Committee established
since 1998. She noted that the
work by this committee has
been stepped up, and pointed

to a recent .nill"i 'on te East
Bank Demerara where the com-
mittee has been working closely
with home owners to improve
their surroundings and yards,
and giving simple tips on how
residents can beautify their en-
Lall, meanwhile, noted that
persons are not supposed to
have containers for more than 48
hours on the pavement in front
of their premises and urged the
councillors to ensure that this is
adhered to.
He also expressed dismay
that even up to today, months
after the August 28 elections
last year, political posters are
still up on lantern poles and by
the roadside.
"I want all of those posters.
removed: I am not concerned
about this l,0n, that who put
them up should remove them -
let us not wait for that because
some people will comply and
some will not. They all have to
be removed."
He also called for the re-
nmoval of the "mountains of
stone.and ..ail lying on the
roadside, noting that the by-
laws stipulate how these can be
He also alluded to a busi-
nessman who owns a furfiiture
establishment in the vicinity of
the Mon Repos market, East
Coast Demerara. but who dis
plays his furniture on the sid
of the road. This, the ministe-
said, is illegal and will have t
Concerns were raised abou.
the reluctance-by owners of two
stalls erected at. the Diamond'
market, East Bank Demerara,
which will have to be removed
from their present location.
Lall also lamented the way
vendors display their foods and
vegetables for sale, noting that
they sometimes display the veg
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POLICE are trying to deter-
mine the circumstances lead-
ing to the shooting death of a
driver employed with the Oa-
sis Taxi Service in
John Hamilton, 29, of 29B
East La Penitence, an ex-em-
ployee of the Guyana Police
Force, was pronounced dead on
arrival at the Georgetown Pub-
lic Hospital Corporation
(GPHC) early yesterday morn-
ing, with a single gunshot wound
to the head.
The first of six children to
his parents John and Gail
Hamilton of Freeman Street,
East La Penitence, he was also
the father of three sons aged 3-
His distraught father told
the Sunday Chronicle that
around'04:00h yesterday, he re-
ceived a telephone call inform-
ing him that his son had been
shot and was at his home dead.
He said when he arrived at
the home his son shared with
another brother and sister, he
saw a large crowd of people
gathered in the -yard, and on en-
tering the building, his son was
lying in a pool of blood on the
floor near his back door. He ap-
peared to be dead.
The elder Hamilton said he
was shocked beyond words, and
did not have a clue as to what
could have been responsible for
his son's death. He said his
daughter Gail-Anne who shared
the house with John, said she
was sleeping and was awakened
by a loud sound. When she got
up and went out of her room to

enquire, she saw'her brother ly-
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seph, who 'had gone out to a
party, said he was just return-
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crowd in his yard. He became
concerned, and on drawing

closer discovered that his
brother John was lying dead on
the floor.
The father said his son
and his girlfriend had visited
their home Friday night and
spent a light moment with
them. He said that they both
left in the taxi John was driv-
ing in good sorts, and noth-
ing seemed amiss. As a result
they are still baffled to know
what might have gone wrong.

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Kwakwani with the acquisi-
tion of machinery and equip-
ment to push value-added ac-
tivities and aid in transport-
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Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds, accompanied by Minis-
ter of Agriculture Robert
Persaud were yesterday in the
two Region Ten communities,
once dependent on mining, to
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Government Information
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the Upper Berbice Forest Pro-
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economic development of vul-
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Thousands march to Pentagon in Iraq war protest

Thousands march to Pentagon in Iraq war protest

ARLINGTON, Va., (Reuters)
- Thousands of anti-war dem-
onstrators, some carrying yel-
low and black signs reading
"U.S. out of Iraq now!"
marched on the Pentagon yes-
terday, one of several protests
worldwide to mark four years
of war.
The march, on a cold.

cloudy and windy St. Patrick's
Day, comes just before the
fourth anniversary of the start
of the Iraq war on Tuesday and
40 years after a similar protest
at the Pentagon over the Viet-
nam War.
On a stage in the Pentagon
parking lot, speaker after
speaker demanded the end of

the war in Iraq and some called
for President George W. Bush's
impeachment. A flag-draped
coffin was displayed near the
stage bearing a picture of a
young soldier killed in Iraq.
"We're here in the shadow
of the war machine," peace ac-
tivist Cindy Sheehan said. "We
need to shut it down."

Palestinian unity

government takes office

GAZA, (Reuters) A Palestin-
ian unity government re-
jected by Israel as a peace
partner took office yesterday,
pairing Islamist Hamas and
secular Fatah in a coalition
they hope can end factional
violence and painful foreign
"Today is the- beginning of
a new era," said Prime Minister
Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.
"Today's events are a source of
pride for the Palestinians and the
Arab nation."
Palestinian lawmakers en-
dorsed the cabinet, later sworn
in by President Mahmoud
Abbas of Fatah, after Haniyeh
announced a platform declaring
that "resistance in all its forms.
including popular resistance to
occupation, is a legitimate right".
Hamas, which has proposed

a long-term truce with Israel in
return for a Palestinian state in
the West Bank and Gaza. re-
gards the Jewish state as occu-
pied territory. Its 1988 found-
ing charter calls for Israel's de-
Abbas, who heads the Pal-
estine Liberation Organisation
(PLO), again endorsed an-Arab
League offer of full peace with
Israel if it quits all the land it
occupied in the 1967 Middle
East war.
Israel ruled out dealing with
the new coalition, citing
Hamas's refusal to accept de-
mands, set by a Quartet of for--
eign peace mediators a year ago,
that it forswear violence.
recognize the Jewish state and
accept past interim peace deals.
"We're not going to work
with this government." said Is-

racli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert's spokeswoman Miri
The United States, expected to
maintain its boycott of the Pales-
tinian government. voiced disap-
pointment at Haniyeh's remarks.
"The national unity
government's platform reference
to the right of resistance is dis-
turbing and contradicts the
Quartet principles of renuncia-
tion of violence." U.S. State De-
partment spokeswoman Nancy
Beck said.
The Quartet the
United States, the European
Union, the United Nations
and Russia cut off direct
aid to the Palestinian Author-
ity, deepening poverty in the
West Bank and Gaza, after
Hamas came to power in a
January 2006 election.

Wearing a black ski cap,
Sheehan said soldiers like her
son, Casey, who was killed in
Iraq, were being sent "to die for
A woman for the group that
organized the protest told the
cheering crowd, "Impeach Bush,
impeach Cheney, impeach
Gates." The latter references
were to Vice President Dick
Cheney and Defense Secretary
Rbert Gates.
Jonathan Hutto, a 29-year-
old active-duty sailor who
served in Iraq, urged the dem-

ALGIERS, (Reuters) Algeria
will host a summit of African
leaders on Wednesday to as-
sess lirogress, made by an Af-
rican Union-backed plan to
attract more foreign invest-
ment to the continent, the
government said yesterday.
The meeting of heads of
state or government from about
20 countries will review the fi-
nancing of big infrastructure
projects under the-New Partner-
ship for Africa's Development
(NEPAD), Minister for
Maghreb and African Affairs
Abdelkader Messahel said in an
interview with the official APS
news agency.
The NEPAD initiative
commits African leaders to pro-
mote democracy and good gov-
ernance in return for increased
Western investment, trade and
debt relief.

onstrators to tell lawmakers "to
get a backbone and spine" and
stop the war.
The march began near the
Vietnam War Memorial, just a
few blocks from the White
House, and proceeded across the
Potomac River toward the Pen-
t* agon.
A smaller group of war sup-
porters held a counter-demonstra-
tion with signs that said: "Win the
war or lose to jihad," "Our troops
are shedding their blood to keep ter-
rorists from America," and "St.
Patrick: Drive the Democrats from

NEPAD aims to promote
major public works to boost
trade among the continent's re-
gions, which have long lacked
effective pan-continental air,
road, rail and energy connec-
"This meeting will be an
opportunity to discuss the
progress made on the imple-
mentation of NEPAD since its
launch in 2001, and to give more

our land."
One of the supporters, Viet-
nam War veteran David Warne,
57, said, "What you need to
have is the military fight a war,
not a bunch of politicians," re-
ferring to efforts by Democrats
in Congress to limit the war.
In the anti-war protest,
one sign near the front read,
"The worst tyrants ever: Na-
poleon, Hitler and Bush."
Others read, "Jail to the
chief" and "Impeach Bush for
war crimes." Many protesters
chanted "Troops out now."'

coherence to the African move,"
Messahel said.
Participants will also discuss
ways to boost partnership with
wealthy nations such as the Group
of Eight industrialized countries
(G8), as well as ,the European
Union, Japan, China, India and
South America, Messahel said.
The AU succeeded the
Organisation of African
Unity (OAU) in 2002.

Road Closure

Service Development ___

Railway Embankment (EBD)

In order to facilitate the laying of cables for roll out of service in
several areas on the East Coast, GT&T has scheduled road cuts on
Sunday March 18, 2007 from 06:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs in the
following areas:

1 Good Hope Entrance and
Railway Embankment Road [North to South)

2 Agriculture Road
Railway Embankment Road (North to South)

This is one phase of the project which will
provide service to the following areas:
East Ville
South Annandale
Good Hope
Martha's Ville
Mon Repos
Mon Repos South
Mon Repos Block 8
Lusignan North & South

The public is therefore advised to proceed with caution since the
road cuts will affect the smooth flow of traffic at the road cut locations.

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Algeria tohost Afri'ca

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BAGHDAD Insurgents in western Iraq set off three chlo-
rine gas car bombs, U.S. forces said yesterday, weeks after
two similar attacks sparked fears of a new campaign to use
unconventional weapons in Iraq.

LAHORE, Pakistan Hundreds of Pakistani lawyers in busi-
ness suits hurled stones at police yesterday after officers'fired
teargas to disrupt a meeting at Lahore's High Court to protest
moves to sack the country's top judge.


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Extension of Bidding Period

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) is notifying interested bidders that the
bidding period.for the following project has been extended to April 17,

"Supply of Materials and Works for the Drilling of Potable
Water Wells"
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG P0013- C01 2007
The works consist of the supply of materials and works for the
drilling of two (2) potable water wells at the following
Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region 2
No. 47 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region 6

Bid documents can be purchased from the Cashier: Guyana Water
Inc., Shelter Belt, Vlissengen Road and Church Street, Bel Air Park,
Georgetown, Tel: 592 223 7263, Fax: 592 226 6059 for a
nonrefundable fee of G$5,000 each. All bids must be deposited into
the Tender Box located at the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board (NPTAB), Ministry of Finance, Main &
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 09:00 hrs,
Tuesday, April 17, 2007.

Interested bidders are hereby informed that a Pre-Bid meeting has been
re scheduled for the following date, time and place:
Date: March 29, 2007
Time: 09.30 hrs
Place: GWI Head Office, 10 Fort Street, Kingston,

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2006 5

TT suppliers to raise prices on VAT-free goods

Just as the Supermarkets As-
sociation announced that
VAT would be removed from
selected basic supermarket
items by next week, word
came Friday that a host of
suppliers had issued notices
of a fresh crop of increases.
The Express newsroom
was Friday flooded with calls
from irate grocers, who were in
receipt of notices of the pend-
ing increases, with some taking

effect from as early as tomor-
The range of goods which
will have new increases tacked
on to their overall prices, include
dishwashing liquid, liquid and
solid form detergents, sausages,
soft drinks and sweet and salt
biscuits, all of which have had
VAT sliced from their final
prices, grocers highlighted.
On March 14, the Board of
Inland Revenue, in newspaper
advertisements, announced that

the 15 per cent VAT tax had
been removed from items, in-
cluding tomato ketchup, pre-
pared mustard, aerated bever-
ages, corn flakes, biscuits, soya
bean, corn and sesame oils,
chicken sausages, canned salami
sausages, unsweetened grape-
fruit juice for infant use and con-
centrated orange drink, soy
sauce, vinegar, dishwashing liq-
uid and detergents both liquid
and solid forms.
However, one of the major

L ,n.T C rein t a d1

President George Maxwell
Richards is being called upon
to immediately reinstate
Chief Justice Satnarine
The call was made by close
to a hundred lawyers at a spe-
cial meeting called by the Law
Association Friday.
While the turnout of law-
yers at the meeting, held at the
Convocation Hall of the Hall of
Justice, was poor, the
association's vice-president
Hendrickson Seunath, SC, said
three resolutions were passed
"almost unanimously and with
little disagreement."
Seunath said it was proper
for the President to act now

since he "could not say what
the Prime Minister may or may
not do," referring to possible
impeachment proceedings
against Sharma.
The association's vice-presi-
dent said if there was no reason
to keep Sharma out of office,
then the President should not
look to what might be, but what
Among the other resolu-
tions agreed upon by the law-
yers were:
That the Law Association
recommend to the Director of
Public Prosecutions to consider
whether a criminal offence had
been committed by Chief Mag-
istrate Sherman Mc Nicolls by
him refusing to testify at the

criminal prosecution against
Sharma, and if he so finds, that.
he take the necessary steps to
proffer such charges against the
Chief Magistrate as he deems
That in order to restore
public confidence in the ad-
ministration of justice, the
Law Association do call on
Prime Minister Patrick Man-
ning to advise the President
to set up a commission of en-
quiry to look into the facts
leading up to and connected
with the Chief Magistrate's
refusal to subject himself to
cross-examination at
Sharma's trial and the way
his action was dealt with by
the prosecution.

local manufacturers, Unilever, in
a letter to its customers dated
March 14, has advised that ef-
fective March 19, 'it would
implement price increases on a
number of its products.
Unilever said its operation had
consistently faced increased
costs in raw and packaging ma-
terials, freight and local trans-
"We have vigorously pur-
sued internal cost reduction al-
ternatives to offset the-impact
of the above costs to our brands
and ultimately to our consum-
ers. The company, however, has
been notified by its global buy-
ers that we will face further in-
creases from March 2007 in the
cost of several raw materials and
packaging materials that are key
to production at our- local site,
including tallow, caustic soda,
sodium sulphate, soyabean oil,
soda ash, fragrances as well as
bottles and tubs for our prod-
"As a result of these ad-
justments, we are now faced
with a situation that leaves
us with no other option but
to increase some of our
prices this is a necessary
step to ensure that we remain
a viable manufacturing opera-
tion in Trinidad and Tobago,"
Unilever said.
Minister of Legal and
Consumer Affairs, Christine

Kangaloo, told the Express
thatcher officers would be out
on the field "on Monday and
during the course of next

week to take note of the
changes", adding that Gov-
ernment would take it from


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Editorial Good news- indeed

GOOD news came on .Friday from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) for the people of Guyana and
those of four other poor nations in the Western Hemi-
sphere Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua.
'It involves an historical debt-write off for these five
nations that total approximately USD$4.4 billion. The
Board of Governors of the IDB deserves the highest
commendation for approving this initiative.
It is a decision consistent with the new approach, as
advocated by the wealthy G-8 Group of nations at last
year's summit, to help very poor countries whose
governments have been struggling to honour payments
on inherited huge debts.
In the case of Guyana, whose indebtedness at the
time of a change in government in 1992 represented the
heavy burden of approximately US$1.8 billion, the ben-
efit to accrue from the announced IDB's write-off involves
debt forgiveness amounting to USD$446M.
President Bharrat Jagdeo deserves to share the
credits for this significant and very positive development,
having been a key player in negotiations with th.e IDB

and lobbying efforts with some donor governments, in-
cluding those of the G-8 Group, to secure this much
needed debt relief.
Anyone familiar with the poverty and onerous debt
burden facing fellow CARICOM state Haiti, as well as
Nicaragua, Bolivia and Honduras, would naturally wel-
come the IDB's debt relief.
The hope must be that it would result in positive de-
velopments at the national level in the pursuit of social.
programmes in vital sectors such as health, education
and housing and reducing unemployment. -
It so happens that Guyana's own commitment to be
much more focused on socio-economic' projects had in-
fluenced the recent Rio Group Summit in Georgetown
to reflect this shared concern in the shaping of the sum-
mit agenda.
The IDB's debt write-off decision also coincided with
another positive development for Guyana on Friday.
It was the ceremonial opening of the new Ogle air-
port terminal that completes the first phase, at a cost of
G$400M, of an overall expansion project to facilitate re-
gional airlines such as those using aircraft operated by

LIAT, Star of the Caribbean.
Within the vicinity of the CARICOM Secretariat and
the National Convention Centre, completion of the ter-
minal as the first phase of the Ogle airport expansion
programme, now offers a convenient alternative choice
for travellers to the revamped Cheddi Jagan Interna-
.tional Airport, located about 25 miles away from

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- Why not a multilateral info-pact between USA and CARICOM?

THE annual official lecturing
that comes from the United
States in reports to countries
on human rights abuses and
narco-trafficking is currently
facing quick and widening
criticisms from some govern-
ments of the Caribbean
It is a situation that under-
scores the need for new initia-
tives for cooperation between
the USA and CARICOM and
less of the harsh talk. blame-
shifting and names-calling in-
volving suspected regional sup-
ply centres and the biggest con-
sumer country of illegal drugs.
While adopting a moral high
ground in the face of its reck-
less disregard for global public
opinion for gross violations of
prisoners' rights at Guantanamo

Bay and other U.S. detention
centres, the increasing erosion
of civil liberties at home and a
gluttonous appetite by its na-
tionals for illegal drugs, the U.S.
State Department
routinely gives failing grades
to countries in this region on
human rights issues and for
claimed failures to deal
with crimes of narco-trafficking
and money laundering.
Even Barbados, which often

ignores some of the claims con-
tained in such reports, felt
obliged to respond to allegations.
b\ the State Department's Hu-
man Righls, Bureau of the use of
e\cessi\ c force" and 'degrad-
ing punishment" b, tIhe
cotluni s Police Force a.ainsli

crime suspects to secure confes-
sions, as well as references to
"poor" prison conditions.
Attorney General Dale
Marshall was dismissive of the
report as being "far-fetched"
and noted that no request had
been received under his steward-
ship from any human rights
group to investigate the allega-
tions made.
The official rejection of the
U.S. Human Rights Bureau
claims, including "degrading
punishment" (read that to mean
torture) of suspects to force
confessions, was followed up
with the Barbados Nation
newspaper's cheeky social com-
mentary photo column, "Quote,
Unquote" of March 10 imagina-
tively showing Prime Minister
Owen Arthur sarcastically
whispering into the ear of Presi-
dent George Bush: "Beatings in
prison? You mix us up with

Nor were the Jamaican po-
lice and prison authorities
amused by the Slate
HCepirtmlnC s claimils of ulflas-
ful police killings. ahbus, of dc-
tlainci'es. and ialo,( )houl atrocious
prison conditions( ihoilh i.sip-
port came for (hlie allegations
from the parliamentary opposi-
tion Jamnaica Labour Party and
the human rights body, Jamai-
cans for Justice.
The strongest reaction was
to come front) Guyana's Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo and his At-
torney General Doodnauth
Singh in relation to the latest
State Department's "Interna-
tional Narcotics Control Strat-
egy Report" that whacked the
government for failures to take
effective actions to control drug-


failing to share information the
Stale Departument claimed to
have.on suspected Guyanese
drug dealers and money laundtr-
ers I" enable joint and eff'ec luec
inves'igative responses leading
10 _curLiillImi nt and eventual
elimination) of such criminal ac-

TFhe.y maintained that no
such cooperation has been
forthcoming. The President
went further on March 9 when
he accused the U.S. of '"hypo-
critical lectures" against not only
Guyana but other CARICOM
states for claimed failures on the
narco-trafficking front and also
human rights violations and/or
corrupt practices by law en-
forcement agencies.
Jagdeo disclosed during his
address to the annual officers
conference of the Guyana De-
fence Force that following a
2003 request from Roger
Noriega as U.S. Assistant Sec-
retary of State for the Western
Hemisphere that U.S.-Guyana
deepen cooperation on narco-
trafficking and money launder-
ing, "I wrote him back and told


trafficking and the related prob-
lem of money laundering.
First the President and later
the Attorney General rejected
outright claims of official weak-
ness, bordering on disinterest in
dealing with such crimes, and
with Guyana also being a trans-
shipment centre for narcotics
into the U.S.
They separately accused
the U.S. authorities of regularly

him we will support this (coop-
cration call) but I think it is time
that the United States and

Guyana hase a bilateral agree-
ment on sharing information on
illegal accounL or accounts held


nament. had led to the signing
of a Memorandum of Under-
standing on security

I Column

in the two countries by anyone
public or private officials -
who have gained these proceeds
from illegal means, either by
money laundering, drug dealing
or tax evasion...But until today
(March 9) I have not had a re-
sponse for that bilateral agree-
Like Guyana. Jamaica and
other CARICOM countries,
Trinidad and Tobago bear the
. burden of a U.S.-carved image
as a major trans-shipment source
for cocaine and other
illegal drugs. In its 2006 report
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Ad-
ministration (DEA) identified
the twin-island state as a
"heroin hotspot", according to
local media reporting.

Question is whether any bi-
lateral agreement of the kind be-
ing sought by Guyana exists be-
tween the U.S. and Trinidad and
Tobago; Jamaica and the U.S.,
or with any other CARICOM
state. If not, why not?
lnforniation-sharing, consid-
ered to be critical to security ar-
rangements for the current
Cricket World Cup 2007 .tour-:'.'

cooperation in October last
year between U.S. Secretary for
Homeland Security, Michael
Chertoff, and Prime Minister
Patrick Manning, on behalf of
Chertoff had travelled to
Port-of-Spain for the occa-
sion. But it is time that the
U.S., whose own interest had
influenced CARICOM into
signing that security arrange-
ments memorandum, pro-
vides its response to calls for
bilateral agreements with
community partner states
that could help in the fight
against drug dealers and
money launderers.
Perhaps we should move
collectively as a united commu-
nity for a multilateral agreement
on information-sharing of the
kind proposed by President
Jagdeo, if not one with more
clout to meet the mutual inter-
ests of the 'U.S. and
The Washington Confer-
ence on the Caribbean in
June, that includes a summit
meeting with President Bush,
seems a good opportunity to
further explore such a re-
gional initiative. '



SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2006 7


HAVE you been feeling the
heat lately?
I have and one day last
week as I walked into the
newspaper offices, sweat-
soaked and commenting
about how hot it was out-
side, a female member of our
Library staff smiled a certain
smile and said I needed
some Lemon grass.
Lemon grass? She smiled
in that way again, suggest-
ing a drink made from Lemon
grass is good for the heat. It
would cool you down she
advised, smiling again.
I smiled back and walked
away, still dripping in perspi-
ration and dreading the
thought of heading into my
little office, which has been
without air conditioning for
more than a month after the
creaky, noisy old air condi-
tioner that had been keeping
me company for years, finally
It was like a little tractor,
that old air conditioner, and
before it gushed its last rush
of air, and stopped working,
it had developed a habit of
going quiet for several min-
utes, while sending out cool
air, then bursting into such a
loud racket that I often won-
dered what had I done to de-
serve such a fate.
Now it's gone and I have
to sweat it out in and out of
the office these days.
A good thing about the
situation though is stuff like
the Lemon grass drink sug-
I grew up in rural Guyana
and know a lot about the
brews that Lemon grass and
other 'bush' can make and
cures for which they are
As a boy, I had to drink
daisy tea, bitters and a lot of
other 'bush' tea which the
old people swore were good
for a good wash out (which
usually meant more than fre-
quent visits to the toilet for
number one and number
I haven't had any offers,
yet, of good, cool lime drink
to cool off during these hot,
sweaty days, but I have
been introduced to really de-
lightful ginger chicken, and
don't I just love it!
I am a ginger chicken lick-
ing man these days and can
testify to the delights and
good zing of chicken cooked
with ginger.
Ginger beer is also a ,eat
I look forward to at Christ-
mas time but I think I am go-
ing to get some to help me
keep cool these days. That



seems to make much better
I don't mind an occa-
sional soft drink, but the lat-
est news about soft drinks is
not heartening.
A news report last week
said that a review of pub-
lished studies shows a clear
and consistent relationship
between drinking sugary
(non-diet) soft drinks and
poor nutrition, increased risk
for obesity and increased
risk for diabetes.
There is no denying that
sugar-loaded soft drinks are
having "a negative impact
on health," Dr. Kelly
Brownell, director of the

Rudd Center for.Food Policy
and Obesity at Yale Univer-
sity in New Haven, Con-
necticut, said in a telephone
interview with Reuters
Having analyzed and re-
viewed 88 studies on the is-
sue, Brownell and his col-
leagues conclude that rec-
ommendations to curb soft
drink consumption on a
population level are strongly
supported by the available
scientific evidence.
Results of a study of
more than 91,000 women fol-
lowed for 8 years provides
one of the "most striking"
links between soft drinks

and health outcomes, the in-
vestigators note in the
. American Journal of Public
In the study, women who
drank one or more sodas per
day an amount less than
the U.S. national average -
were twice as likely as those
who drank less than one
soda per month to develop
diabetes over the course of
the study.
When diet soda replaced
regular soda in the analysis,
there was no increased risk,
"suggesting that the risk
was specific to sugar-sweet-
ened soft drinks," note the

Medical tourism

- A chance to address many ills

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

MANLN of the state owned and
operated hospitals in the
Caribbean are in poor condi-
Notwithstanding competent
doctors and nurses, the physi-
cal condition of many of the
hospitals is bad and their equip-
ment and technolog- are inad-
Against this background, it
maoy seem odd that I am suggest-
ing in this conimentary thai Car-
ibbean governments, financial n-
tlitutions and tourist resorts.
should invest in health tourism.
Nonetheless, I do suggest it
as a chance not only to add a
lucrative string to the bow of
Caribbean tourism, but also as
an opportunity to provide local
people with better hospitals and
improved health care for a wide
range of illnesses.
A huge market is rapidly de-
veloping in the United States,
Canada and Europe of people
,aho are going abroad to seek
urgent medical attention, cos-
nietic surgery and rehabilitation
in salubrious climes.
And, there is *a massive
drive by several developing
countries to comer a significant
portion of this growing indus-

During this month alone
there are two events at ,rhich
alliances will be built to take ad-
vantage of the opportunities
that health tourism is opening
The Department of Tourism
in Kerala, a state in the south
of India, in partnership with the
Confederation of Indian Indus-
try (CII) is organising a show
and an international conference
on health Iounsm- which %ill be
amended by prominent medical
tourism hospitals, medical in-
surance companies and the
travel trade
The state minister for tour-
isn. Kodiveri Balakrishnan said:
SA a state, Kerala is leading in
the area of medical tourism...
\ke are planning to announce a
Medical Tourism Policy during
the inaugural session" of the
Then, the Cyprus Tourism
Organisation is sponsoring a
World Health Tourism Con-
gress. targeting Corporate Buy -
ers in the HealthCare Tounsm
Industry. Medical and Wellbeuig
tourism, Ministries of Health,
Corporations and Travel Agen-
There is good reason for this
keen interest in medical tourism,
Some countries, such as the
United Kingdom and Canada,
which operate public health-care -

systems, are so overburdened
that it cah take a .ear or more
to get needed medical treatment.
including surgery for hip re-
placements. In onome cases,
esen surgery for heart condi-
tjons can take months to sched-
Consequently. people are
opnng t,, go abroad to places
like India and Singapore to be
treated immediately in private
The cost of treatment in
private hospitals in North
America and Europe is much
higher than it is in developing
countries that have dedicated
resources to medical tourism
A study conducted by the
Confederation of Indian In-
dustry and McKinsey consult-
ants estimated "medical tour-
ism" could be worth over US$2
billion by 2012. The study re-
vealed that last year over
150,000 foreigners visited In-
dia alone for treatment, with
the number rising by 151c a
A similar number of Anien-
cans dissatified \%iih the esca-
lating costs of health care,
sought surgery abroad in 2006
and the number is growing.
This is a reality recognized
by U.S. health insurance com-
panies who see a benefit to their
profits by offering their sub-

"This result .alone," they
assert, "warrants serious
concern about soft drink in-
take, particularly in light of
the unprecedented rise in
type 2 diabetes in children."
Brownell supports the
growing trend toward ban-
,ning soda sales in schools.
"I believe schools should be
a commercial-free zone and
that beverages that are con-

scribers treatment at. fur in-
stance. Bumrungrad hospital in
Thailand, if their policies do not
cover the costs of U S. hospi-
tals for procedures they need.
Increasingly. more private
insurance providers \ill be do-
ing the same
The Middle Easi is- also a
growing market! for medical tour-
Many wealthy. Arabs, whou
used to travel to Britain and the
United States for medical treat-.
ment, have disco% ered that the\'
can receive vas good medical at-
tention in better climates and at
better prices in India.
Singapore, the Philippines and
Malaysia all of whom are hus-
thling to develop the market still
And, the private hospitals
in these developing countries
have extremely healthy bank ac-
counts. For instance, Mr. Chai
Sophonpanich, the Chairman of
the Thai hospital, Bumrungrad,


tributing to ill health should
not be sold there."
I have weakness for
sweetness but not for soft
Ginger chicken, ginger
beer, and good wholesome
stuff like Lemon grass drink
will do just fine, thank you.
Pass the ginger chicken
and lemon grass, please.

which is a publicly traded com-
pany. reported at the end of
2(105 that the hospital served
mnire than a million patients
from o'.er 100 countries pai ng
an impressive dividend to its
Both at home and in the
Diaspora, the Caritbbean has
highly trained and skilled doc-
tors ranging from general prac-
tiioners to surgeon, and -pe-
cialists. Caribbean nures are
allso poached eser.' da. for
ssork in the UK, the U S and
Linduubtedl. the,, can pro-
vide as, good a sen ice and per-
haps better to the r-oming mar-
ket for medical tourism. It
would d keep their talent at home.
and bnng home many of them
And., ahile they serne a lucra-
ti\e foreign market at home,
they could also gile their skills
to the local population % hose
costs could be subsidised tby the
foreign chenmele
But, such a development
will require precisely) what the
staie of Kerala is about to an-
nounce. a .;rJdical tourism
policy by governments thai ill-
clude. incenutes for pn\ale
compares to invest in modern.
snell-equipped. ssell-pa iing
hospitals and a strong market-
ing effort to promote the Car-
ibbean as a health tourism des-
Ith Lill also need visionary\
companies and financial backers,
s\ho recognize the opportunnt
that medical tounr.m presents
and seize the moment to invest
in it.
(Responses to:


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CWC stakeholders must go metric

THE Guyana National Bu-
reau of Standards (GNBS) is
urging Guyanese to use the
metric system during interac-
tion with visitors who will be
here for the upcoming leg of
the Cricket World Cup
(CWC) tournament.
The bureau said Guyanese,
especially those stakeholders
who will interact closely with
the large influx of visitors from
countries where the metric sys-
tem is in use, should equip
themselves with a thorough
knowledge of the system. as an
integral part of the preparation
process as the commencement
of the CWC event in Guyana
"Stakeholders, such as
members of the Local Organising

Committee, volunteers who will
serve in various capacities, staff
of hotels, tour operators, taxi
drivers, and all categories of per--
sons in the transportation sec-
tor and especially the vendors
and retailers, need to use the
metric system, as most of our
visitors coming from countries
such as India and Australia, may
have long forgotten about
pounds and ounces .and gallons
and pints." the GNBS said.
Since the metric system
was adopted as the official and
legal system of measurement in
Guyana on January 1, 2002,
GNBS said visitors will expect
that Guyanese will have a work-

inm knowledge'" of the metric
system and can use it to con-
duct routine activities.
GNBS, the agency respon-
sible for spearheading the na-
tional metrification campaign,
said it sees this approach as
essential to avoid confusion
and to facilitate easy commu-
The bureau said tour guides,
for example, should he able to
give the area of Guyana. the dis-
tance from Timehri to
Georgetown and the height of Si
George's Cathedral or the
Kaieteur Falls, using metric units.
It said, too, that vendors
and retailers should go metric

when wAeighing and measuring
goods for sale without having to
Presently, both systems are
in use, and GNBS said persons
are in the habit of. converting
from one system to another. It
said this practice, if allowed to
continue, will only serve to
confuse users.
The bureau has advised that
only the metric system should
be used and said it stands ready
to help in the form of training
and issuing information.
It said contact can be
made with the bureau via
telephone on 225-6226, 227-
7890 or 227-7889. The bureau
said it has also posted some
useful metric conversions on
its website at

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tables on the ground and under insanitary conditions.
In this regard. he said more stringent regulations and man-
agement of the markets will be enforced.
"We have to start improving the quality of the foods that
we serve and we eat. This business of selling food and .veg-
etables that are lying on the ground...whvile Guyanese have
come to accept this as routine, we have to-move away from
this habit and aim for more quality and hygiene."
The minister said one simple thing he suggested to differ-
ent councils was that fish vendors, for instance, can put a 'lip'
around their stalls/trays and attach a drain pipe to it. This he
said, would allow the fish mongers to put ice on their trays so
that the fish they sell can stay fresh (of benefit to both vendor
and consumer) while the drain pipe will be used to properly
drain the water from the defrosting ice on the tray.
"Once-the food remains fresh it is better for them because
they can keep it longer during the avoid the stench,
the flies and even avoid them constantly throwing water on
the fish to keep them fresh and then the water goes all over
the place."
"These are little things that we can do to make a change;
all it takes is a little bit of thinking and a little bit of effort,"
Lall posited.
He 'said. however, that recently there has been a marked
improvement in the quality of the environment and the quality
of the services and foods being provided and served. "You can
see a marked improvement in the quality of life of the citi-
He said many of the problem areas being looked at under
the enhancement programme have existed for years and there
are several constraints in carrying out the upgrading of
The minister assured that these improvements will be done
in accordance with the laws of the city and the country. He
noted that there has been considerable cooperation from citi-
zens and urged. that others get involved in the enhancement
' programme which will ultimately be to their own benefit and
These efforts are intended to make residents comfortable
and create a hospitable environment for visitors, particularly
those.expected during the upcoming CWC event, although Lall
assured that the programme will certainly continue after CWC.
"I think come the next two weeks, Guyana will be in a
fairly presentable state, at least far better than it was let's
say December of last year," Lall told the meeting.
He lauded the collective efforts by those at the gov-
ernment level, the municipality and district councils, and
the citizens themselves who are working to make the en-
hancement programme a success.

Calder to be

buried today

EUCRYL Anthony Calder, who died March 4, will be bur-
ied today, his relatives said.
Calder, 57, a journalist
from his early teens, will be
entombed at the ,
Beterverwagting Cemetery,
East Coast Demerara, where .
his paternal ancestors have
been laid to rest over several
His remains could be ,
viewed at Sandy's Funeral
Parlour in Georgetown be- NO
tween 13:00h and 13:45h. The
body will again be available for
viewing from 14:00h to 14:30h
at the Seventh Day Adventist
Church at Church and
Oronoque streets,
Queenstown. Tributes could THE LATE EUCRYL
be paid from 14:30h to 15:00h ANTHONY CALDER
when the funeral service will
The body will then be transported to Beterverwagting to
be entombed.
Calder held several positions in his years as a journalist.
These include Editor of the Guyana Chronicle where he acted
as Editor-in-Chief for a considerable period; the Kaieteur News
where lie served as Editor-in-Chief; the Guyana Broadct:iing
Corporation; the Mirror newspaper; the for'.i'cr iCaribbean News
A agency: the now defunct CZ oibean Contact newspaper, and
the former Guyana Information Service where initially he served
as an Information Assistant, and later returned to that organi-
zation as Director.
He is survived by 13 children and 11 siblings.

Paci u ,, 2

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2007 _

Berbice youths

complete skills training

Shaik Baksh has assured
youths of the government's
commitment to help them
with the necessary technical
and vocational skills in de-
mand on the labour market.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said he on
Friday told 33 graduating stu-
dents, their parents and teach-
ers gathered at the Kildonan
multi-purpose community de-
velopment centre, Corentyne,
Berbice, of the administration's
commitment to continue sup-
porting programmes-that ensure
youths are gainfully employed.
Students were trained in ar-
eas such as masonry, electrical
installation, computer repairs
. and Information Technology
(IT) during the one-year
programme funded by the Ca-
nadian International Develop-

ment Agency (CIDA). It was
facilitated by the Concerned
Citizens Development Group
(CCDG) which has a mandate
to reduce poverty and uplift the
lives of residents of No. 28
GINA said the programme
received gpjport from the Min-
istry of Culture, Youth and
Sport, the Berbice Chamber of
Commerce, the Regional Ad-
ministration and the Adult Edu-
cation Association of Guyana,
among other groups.
The agency noted that Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo in 2005 un-
veiled a $350M National Youth
Empowerment programme to
train more than 1700 out of school
youths and school drop-outs in
technical skills. This programme
is ongoing with scores of them at-
tached to agencies and private
business, GINA said.

Forestry boost for .

(From page three)
25 per cent from the com-
The portable mill cost
$11.6M while the tractor and
trailer cost $8M, GINA said.
Prime Minister Hinds told
the beneficiaries of Ituni that the
portable mill is in keeping with
the government's thrust for
sustainable forestry develop-
ment and for the promotion of
value-added activities. The Ituni
Small Loggers Association was
granted a Timber Sales Agree-
ment in 2003 for 33.000 hect-
ares, GINA said.
According to the agency,
Mr. Hinds told them of the
government's focus on develop-
ing new and emerging sectors
and of support by international
agencies for these, such as the
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
and the Food and Agricultural
Organisation (FAO) of the
United Nations.
Residents of both commu-
nities depended on bauxite
mining and when the opera-

tions closed, they were forced
to seek other means of income,
and turned to forestry activi-
The community was urged
to focus on reducing costs to
gain more income, and to ensure
accountability of the mill's op-
erations and its maintenance,
GINA said.
The Upper Berbice Forest
Producers Association in
Kwakwani contributes to the
Community Development
Programme of the Guyana For-
estry Commission (GFC).
Persaud said the mill "is a
catalyst for progress" and as-
sured the residents that GFC
will continue to build capacity
of small loggers associations to
maximize benefits for all in-
volved, GINA reported.
It said he pointed out that
the government is committed to
initiatives that will promote
sustainable forestry develop-
ment, value-added and down-
stream activities.
Recently, a National Con-
sultation was held to solicit the

Additionally, it said, the ad-
ministration continues to build
skills training centres around the
Early in February two cen-
tres were commissioned at Port
Kaituma and Matthews Ridge
in Region One (Barima/Waini).
There are plans for other cen-
tres at Mahdia, Ituni and
Kwakwani, GINA said, adding
that Regions Two, Six and Ten
also have institutions to cater
for skills training.
It said Baksh charged the
students of the Kildonan centre
to further their education in dif-
ferent areas to cater to the
changing needs of societies.
He said the administra-
tion appreciates the work
done by the Canadian Gov-
ernment through CIDA, and
is hopeful that the partner-
ship would be strengthened.

views of all forestry stakehold-
ers in developing a policy pa-
per on the export of logs. There
has been growing concern that
there is a need for more value-
added activities in the forestry
sector, GINA said.
Chairman of the GFC
Board of Directors Tarchand
Balgobin, other officials of the
GFC, GMMP and Region Ten
were at the commissioning yes-
GINA said there are about
20 small loggers associations
across the country established
under the Social Development
Programme initiated by the
The programme began three
years ago and has four main ob-
jectives attainment of eco-
nomic growth, alleviation of
poverty, equitable geographical
distribution of economic activi-
ties and diversification of the
Under the programme,
State Forests Permits are.
granted to communities to
enable them to utilise the
forest resources within their
area in a sustainable and
economic way, the agency

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Underwriting Clerk
To assist the Agents and Underwriters in order to ensure efficient issue of case files and quality
service to their clients.
Knowledge, skills and Abilities Required:
Codes applications onto the system.
Check medical requirements and orders same on the system.
Passes applications to Underwriters or holds them until sufficient information/medical
requirements are received.
Issues all annuities with cash.
^ Prepares certificates for annuities.
Compares policy contracts against applications in order to ensure accuracy.
Pulls monthly reports on all cases to be cancelled as needed to issue the necessary
vouchers etc.
. Processes all refunds and preparing monthly production report for Life and Annuity.
Makes payments and reconciles *',!iiyp with medical providers.
Demonstrates internal and external Customer Service Passion.

2 A' Level passes
LOMA 1-6
At least three (3) years experience in a similar area.
+ 4 Months on the job ti ;-',ir,.'

Interested persons should submit applications on or before March 16, 2007 to the:
The Human Resources Office
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191 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown

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Applications are invited front suitably .:, i persons to- the ,.. -- -.-..i vacancy.

Insurance Operations Manager
To manage the section s functions and ensure that work is accomplished in an efficient, timely
and accurate manner as needed fo ensure the smooth functioning of the Insurance Operations
and to achieve the company's goal of 'best in class' customer service.
Knowledge, skills and Abilities Required:.
4 Supervisory and Leadership ,i
Expert knowledge of Health Contracts, Claims and, .'.. .
Sound :,..- I .I.. of various insurance products Health and Life Plans,
Annuities etc.).
IT Literate with i,:.;F.: r experience : i (_-, .-: Suite.
S..i-.', .,',i, ,: communication, public relations and negotiation i
-i ,., supervise assigned a manner conducive to efficient and effective
work performance and positive morale.
,-1.1,; to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, both within and
.external to the organisation (e.g., Coworkers, agents, clients, suppliers, etc.
Organisational and -i. ... .. ,. i-i ud. the j!.;;h. '._ take tasks th.-- h to
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i Five subjects CXC n,, i .I,, English and Mathematics) with grades 1 &2
oo., secondary degree or diploma in Management, Business or related area of study
FLMI would be an asset.

A la, th ( vye ious work experience in a similar area. /
SAt least three (3) years p.....
4 Months on the job training.
*16, 2007 to the:
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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2007

"300": A Propaganda Failure

By Gwynne Dyer

BEING cultural advisor to
Iran's President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad must be one of
the more thankless jobs on
the planet, but Javad
Shamghadri manages to keep
His latest foray is into the
cultural space occupied by the
teenage bloodlust demographic.

What bothers Shamghadri
- and quite a lot of other
people in Iran is the new
Hollywood hit "300", an ani-
mated comic-book of a film that
shows impossibly buffed and
noble Greeks seeing off an at-
tempt by evil Persians to
strangle Western civilisation in
its cradle 2,487 years ago.
They think it's "psychologi-
cal warfare" against present-day

Iranians, thinly disguised as a
story about their wicked Persian
Shamghadri is so clueless
about the workings of Holly-
wood that you really want to
take him gently by the hand and
walk him through it.
"Following [the Islamic
Revolution in Iran (in. 1979)," he
says, "Hollywood and cultural
authorities in the U.S. initiated

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Primary Health Care in Amerindian Communities. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for
the supply and delivery of pharmaceuticals, goods and services.
2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector Developrhent Unit invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the supply and delivery of the following:

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from Monday to Fridays:

Executive Director
Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559

3. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of G$10,000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The
method of paymentwill be by Company Cheque or Manager's Cheque.

4. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of the

(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown 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 17,
5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later than 9:00 h on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their
representative who choose to attend at 9:00 h or shortly thereafter, on April 17,

6. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the name
of the company submitting the bid from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the
National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

7. A bid security of 2% of the bid price must be submitted along with the bid.

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof '." K>....



studies to figure out how to at-
tack Iranian culture. Certainly,
the recent movie is a product of
such studies."
After pausing for a moment
to savour the notion of "cul-
tural authorities in the U.S.," let
us pass on to the Tehran paper
Ayandeh-No, which is quite
close to the regime. Under a
headline screaming "Hollywood
declares war on Iranians," it
complains that "The film de-
picts Iranians as demons, with-
out culture, feeling or humanity,
who think of nothing except at-
tacking other nations and killing
people. It is a new effort to slan-
der the Iranian people and
civilisation before world public
opinion at a time of increasing
American threats against Iran."
Now, I must admit that I
haven't seen "300" (and neither
has anybody in Iran). I sup-
pose I should have gone to see
the movie before I wrote about
it, but a) I'm in Cuba at the mo-
ment, where it isn't playing;
and b) I did see the trailer for
the movie, which gave you quite
enough sense of the thing's style
to let you decide if you really
wanted to let it occupy any
more of your life.
I don't'know many teenage
males who could resist the lure
of "300", but as a somewhat-
more-than-teenage male I found
myself more in sympathy with
the nameless internet reviewer
who wrote: "I feel comfortable
enough in my masculinity to
say that if I had to stand in the
presence of these (ultra-macho
Greek heroes) for more than ten
seconds, I'd spontaneously
grow a pair of ovaries."
So can we all just laugh at
those stupid, paranoid Iranians
for getting their knickers into a
twist about a dumb, harmless
splatter-film cleverly disguised
as art? Fraid not. It really is
war propaganda of the crudest,

nastiest kind, even though there
are no "American cultural au-
thorities" and the people who
made the movie have probably
never had a consciously politi-
cal thought in their money-grub-
bing lives.
We all swim in th~eame sea
of images, and we all get the
same short list of "things to
worry about right now" from
the media. It's not a plot, it's
just how things work. So the
film-makers had a great story to
work with: the battle of
Thermopylae in 480 BC really
did save Greece from conquest

by the nearest Asian empire,
Persia (although all the Greeks

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THE Licence Revenue Office (LROi of the Guyana Re%-
enue Authority IGRAI is.selling licences to the public and
renewing licences.
GRA. in j statmeient. said the process began Monday last
and ;taffers ot the LRO hate since been busy with motorists
and other licence holders who hake been eager to hate their
documents updated.
Licence holders hate aLo w ane-.ed improved and faster
service with the opening ot a newk building to house the LRO
and increased staffers,. the GRIL said. The new building is al-
ready in operation and includes a section for moior vehicles
Acting Director of the LRO. Mr Whentwornh Tanner re-
ported FndaN that the first week has been a hectic one for the
He noted, hote'er. that It is still not the peak period and
the office is prepared for increased visitors this %teek. as he
anticipates that manr persons will ha e their licences renewed
upon recci tng their montihfil. xalanes.
Licence holders hate been e2ien a three month grace pe-
riod to hate their licences renewed and Tanner noted that this
period will expire on June 12. 2007.
Additionally, in order to ensure that all licence holders are
given the opportunity and adequate time to renew their docu-
ments, the working hours for this process at the LRO haie
been extended.
The period for this process, which was once closed to
the public at ll:30h, has now been extended to 15:30h
Monday to Thursday and to 14:30h on Fridays.

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S'InDAYr RONICLE T'iarch 18 'i20, 11,

"300". A

Propaganda ...
(From page 10)
at Thermopylae died). They had the extraordinary images from
Frank Miller's comic-book retelling of the story. And they
knew that Iran is next on the U.S. hit-list.
For several decades now, the bad guys in American action
films with an international setting have mostly been Middle
Easterners (or at least, the rough ones are; the smooth ones are
still generally British). Iranians actually do live in the Middle
East, so lay it on with a trowel And as for the stiff, super-
patriotic, over-the-top macho dialogue. mio-i of it comes straight
from Miller's comic-book, and he presumably lust picked it
up from the general culture inm he United State,, which has
been deeply infected by that sort of thing for the past number
of years.
So no plot, nobody to blame, and yet the film is every-
thing the Iranians say it is. The Persians are depicted as "ugly,
dumb, murderous savages" (in the words of Ayandeh-No) who
want to conquer the free people of the world, while the Spar-
tans are clearly Americans, spouting the same slogans about
"liberty" and "freedom"' that are sprinkled on all political dis-
course in the United States like sugar on corn-flakes.
What's more, the Spartans are underdogs. In almost all
U.S.-made action films with an international setting, the Ameri-
can heroes are underdogs fighting against enormous odds, even
though they actually come from the most powerful country in
the history of the world. However, you know that. they are in
the right, because in the movies the underdogs are always in
the right, and they always win in the end.
So the gallant Greek-Americans triumph over the evil Per-
sians, and let that be a lesson to evil-doers everywhere. But
our Iranian friends should not worry that this film is juicing
American youth up for an invasion of their country, because
the kids just won't get it.
Down in the teenage bloodlust demographic, practically
nobody knows that the Persians of ancient times and the Ira-
nians of today are the same people.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.)

Better HopeLBI Neighbour Democratic Council

Better Hope Community Center Compound
Better Hope North,
East Coast Demerara.
STelephone #: 220-8899 Fax #: 220-1441


In accordance with Section 66 of the Local Government Act 28:02 the
Better Hope LBI Neighbourhood Democratic Council under the Provisions
of Section 10 (1) of the Local Government Organs Act No. 12 of 1980 as
applied to Section 54 (2) of the Local Government Chapter 28:02 has with
the approval of the Regional No, 4 Demerara-Mahaica (Local
Government) fixed percentage of General Rates for the period 1 st January
to 31 st December 2007 in respect of the following Sections of its Council
Rating Area as mentioned hereunder.



1 Residential areas
2 Commercial Business
3 Transported Area
4 Title Lands
GUYSUCO Buildings .
GUYSUCO Factory & Office
6 Non-Title Area

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2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporatioon, New Market Street,.from 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs
Monday to Friday upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $2000 each.

3. Each tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way identify
the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for (specific

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must be placed in the Tender Box situated in
the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later than 09:00 hrs
Tuesday 10th April 2007. Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing period.
Tenderers or their representatives are invited to attend the opening.

5. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from the!-
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and from the General Manager National
Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if the individual is tendering or
company if the company is tendering.

6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the lowest or
any Tender.

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer

Maintenance services forthe Mortuary RP.i-gertiorn System
Extension of the Mortuary
Installation of Perkins Generator and Associate Hardware
Conversion of Hydraulic Liftto a Traction System
Dietary Items
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NOTICE is hereby given that by virtue of the power and authority vested
in the Chancellor of the Judiciary by Section 58 of the SUMMARY
appoint the following times and places for sittings of the hereunder listed
Magistrates' Court to deal with summary offences which may arise under
(ACT NO. 25 OF 2006) during the period March 19 to April 14,2007.


1. Georgetown Magistrates' 17:00 hours to
Court 23:00 hours

2. Providence Magistrates' Court, 17:00 hours
Providence, East Bank Demerara to 23:00 hours

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March 13, 2007


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Statutory information required to be published by the Financial Institutions Act, 1995

Balance Sheet
As at October 31, 2006
With comparative figures for 2005
(Expressed in Guyana dollars)



ASSETS $000 $000
Cash and short term funds
Cash and cash equivalents 4,335,272 3,356,673
Statutory deposit with Bank of Guyana 3,047,745 2,657,568
7,383,017 6,014,241

Securities 5,574,681 5,685,888
Loan and advances 14,302,681 11,395,443
Property, plant and equipment 620,528 620,135
Other assets 228,878 266.102
Total Assets 28,109,785 23,981.809
Demand 5,731,560 4,445,512
Savings 18,033,250 15,926,990
Time 1.347.029 277,798
25,111,839 21,650,300

Other liabilities ... 794.528 566.166
Assigned capital and reserve
Assigned and other capital I.053,027 1.045,927
Statutory deserve 251.400 251.400
.._______1.,304.427 1,297,327
Head office account 898.991 468.016
Total liabilities, capital, reserve and
head office account 28,109,785 23,981,809

To the Directors of The Bank W' :" Scotia.
We have audited the baln'lce sheer ,.o The Bank of Nova Scotia--Guyan:I Branch as at
October 31, 2006 and the related statements of net income and cash flows
for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the
Bank's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial
statements based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those
standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance
about whether the financ-ial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit
includes examining, on a test basis. evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures
in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles
used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis
for our opinion.
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financial position of the Branch as at Octobci 31.. 2006 and of the restis of its operations
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Chartered Acc','untants
FGeorgetown, Guya07
February 20, T 7O?

Statement of Net Income
For the year ended October 31, 2006
With comparative figures for, 2005
(Expressed in Guyana dollars)



Interest Income
Loans and advances 1,622,348 1,332,683
.Securities 337,800 356,002
Other 117,911 73.345
2.078.059 1.762.030
Interest Expense
Savings deposits 416,337 359,368
Term deposits 33,209 45,718
Others 3,403 3.535
452.949 408,621
Net interest income 1,625,110 1,353,409
Provision for loan losses net of recoveries (167.913) 35.378
Net interest income after loan losses net of recoveries 1,457,197 1,388,787
Exchange gains, commission and others 800,684 620,568
Net interest and other income 2,257,881 2.009.355
Non interest expenses
Salaries and other staff costs 530,780 471,763
Premises and equipment 265,926 242,772
Administration 211,863 245,899
Other. 141.718 126.286
1,150,287 1.036.720
Net income before taxation 1,107,594 922,635
Taxation (579,886) (421.431)
Net income for the year 527,708 501.204
Head Office 527,708 501,204

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* John C. Kerr. C.M., 0.BC., LL.D.
* Alexis E. Vovzar de la Torre

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The principle

of individuality

THE principle of individual-
ity reveals that each person
is created by God and is
unique and distinct.
Each has a well defined ex-
istence with unique talents and
abilities which are an integral
part of that person's purpose.
All men are alike in many ways
(there is a unity among man-
kind), yet no two men are alike'
(there is also diversity).
Man has physical charac-
teristics that make him unique,
such as fingerprints, voiceprints,
scent, etc. He also has unique
internal characteristics, including
thoughts, emotions, and atti-
Man is a reflection of his
Creator. God does not create
carbon copy moulds of any-
thing, whether humans, trees,
animals, minerals, mountains,
planets or stars. Everything he
creates is unique and distinct,
yet there is unity among all
things for God created all things.
Every person has his own
outward and inward identity or
individuality. Every person is
responsible and accountable for
his own choices and actions.
Hence there is a certain degree
of responsibility that each indi-
vidual must bear for the na-

tional, social, political realities.
Governments are not run
by robots; they are run by in-
dividuals, elected by individuals.
The performance of every
democratically elected govern-

I *t
.1 ".
...'Irt&i) tr~

ment therefore is determined by
individuals, in and out of gov-
ernments. When governments
fail, it is not only because of
those in governments; it is also
a reflection of those who neglect
their democratic right to hold
governments responsible for de-
livering on their constitutional
mandate. This is also true of
governments that succeed.
Man's value is not depen-
dent upon his ability to contrib-
ute to the state. Man is of high-
est value and the state exists to
serve man, rather than man serv-

ing.the state. Man therefore is
superior to the state.
In a government that views
the state as paramount, indi-
viduals' lives, liberty, and prop-
erty will be in danger if they do
not cooperate with or
M contribute to the state.
V. .-f Thankfully, we in Guyana
are not governed by such
repressive ideologies.
The principle of indi-
viduality further reveals
that all men are equal.
However, men are not
equal in their talents and
abilities, but are equal in
their right to life, liberty
- and the pursuit of happi-
ness, which involve ac-
quiring an education, property
etc. Governments exist not to
provide for those rights, but
rather to secure and protect
those rights.
A free government will
maintain a balance of unity with
diversity. Too much of an em-
phasis on diversity can lead to
anarchy, and freedom can be-
come a form of bondage. In such
a state man can become self
centred and lawless.
On the other hand tyr

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The Rio Summit reinforces regional integration

By Rub6n SiliU

THE President of Guyana,
Bharrat Jagdeo, inaugurated
the successfully concluded
19th Rio Summit -in the pres-
ence of more than ten Heads
of State and Government.
This event must be ac-
knowledged for the high level of
the meeting, and also for the
scope of the dialogue among the
leaders in attendance.
We understand that one of
the major advantages of sum-
mits is that they facilitate rap-

prochement among countries
and deepen levels of trust among
leaders. During the course of
this meeting, work was carried
out in official sessions, where
the planned agenda was com-
pleted, as well as in bilateral ses-
sions, several of which were
held, according to newspaper
- reports.
This summit was unique
since it is the first to be held in
an English-speaking country,
such as Guyana, which is a.
member of both the ACS and
CARICOM. This is just one in-

dication of how much progress
we have made in creating a cli-
mate for rapprochement among
the various sub-regions of the
continent, since the host was
not the only CARICOM coun-
try present at the meeting, but
there were at least three other
member countries from that
This undoubtedly facili-
tated exchanges among the
dignitaries on several issues
that were specific to each
group of countries, since
Central American, South

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American, Mexico and the
Dominican Republic were
represented on that occasion.
The fact that this summit
was held in the CARICOM
headquarters country allowed
many of the visiting participants
to learn about the headquarters
of this important Caribbean
organisation. To a large extent,
this will help non-CARICOM
countries to establish closer ties
with an entity whose interna-
tional political weight has
grown in recent years. This
group has managed itself quite
coherently within international
organizations, both in its de-
fence of issues falling under its
regional jurisdiction and in its
conduct in voting processes that
have required the fifteen votes
of that Caribbean group.
In that respect, the leaders
of other integration schemes
were undoubtedly able to capi-
talise on the visit to
Georgetown and familiarise
themselves with the
CARICOM agenda and estab-
lish closer relations with its lead-
The foregoing is also valid
in the opposite sense, since
CARICOM leaders have been
expressing growing interest in
forging closer ties with the coun-
tries of Central and South
America. They have therefore
had to seize the opportunity to
make contact with their Latin
American colleagues who do not

participate in all the interna-
tional bodies in which they are
currently members.
For CARICOM countries,
their close relations with Latin
America are of great strategic in-



terest as they share quite an af-
finity with many of them and
there is a series of issues which,
in order to be addressed, will
have to be tackled in conjunc-
tion with them.[]
It is quite enriching to deal
with issues from a multilateral
perspective, taking into account
the interests of each sub-region,
since it is undeniable that dis-
cussion among countries with
similar profiles or with a certain
degree of homogeneity is not the
same as discussion within a
group where diversity prevails;
not only in terms of size of
economies but also differences
in points of view regarding their
insertion into globalisation. -
Among the most outstand-
ing issues, mention could be
made of those pertaining to pov-
erty, for which an appeal was
made for a new human and so-
cial development paradigm; in
addition to a plea for the
fulfilment of the United Nations

Millennium Goals.
Also falling within the de-
bate were issues pertaining to
security and the environment of
peace needed within the region,
for which a strong condemna-

he Greater

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tion, of terrorism and other
sources of instability was pro-
Regional integration was
also strengthened by ratifica-
tion of support for the
democratisation of interna-
tional relations, which is a
cry from the countries of the
South that aspire to a vision
of greater participation in in-
ternational relations.

[1] CARICOM and the
Central American Integration
System recently signed a co-op-
eration agreement.
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States. The views expressed are
not necessarily the official
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The hazards of getting powe

By Hubert Willianms

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -
Prime Minister Portia
Simpson Miller, 61, has
shown herself an experienced
soldier on the Jamaica politi-
c4-campaign trail, but she is
approaching the sternest chal-
lenge of her career in na-
tional elections into which
she must lead her ruling

People's National Party (PNP)
before the end of 2007.
Convention is against her
emerging victorious; as are na-
tional opinion polls, which in Ja-
maica are a dependable barom-
eter of the electorate's mood.
Recent history in the region, in-
volving politicians who have
come to office much as she has,
also is not in her favour.
Mrs. Simpson Miller be-
came Prime Minister on March
30, 2006, following the retire-

ment of. Percival James
Patterson as he neared the end
of almost 14 years in the posi-
tion and an unprecedented four
successive terms in office by the
In the manner of her prefer-
ment by the party to be its new
leader a less than 50% affir-
mative vote of its eligible elec-
tors and not having come into
the position through national
choice, it may be said that she
was presented with the highest
political office in the country on
a platter. It is only rarely in the
Caribbean that persons who
have so come to such office
manage to survive the changing
fortunes of electoral politics
where the polls are conducted in
conditions of freedom and fair-
However, those who have
watched her work her way
through the ranks of the PNP
these past decades, the enthusi-
asm and vigour with which she
executed her ministerial respon-
sibilities, and remember her epic
challenge against Mr. Patterson
in 1992 for the leadership fol-
lowing Michael Manley's ten-
ure, will contend that the prin-
ciple of the platter does not ap-
ply to Mrs. Simpsori Miller.

Since the introduction of
adult suffrage in the Caribbean
more than 60 years ago, long-
stayers in power have been' few,
and on occasion the underlying
circumstances very unusual and,

sometimes, suspiciously undemo-
Two terms in office for a po-
litical party were considered to be
the very maximum. Exceptions
over the last half century have in-
cluded Belize where the populace
was in a 30-year romantic embrace
with the quiet Roman Catholic
George Price; Trinidad and To-
bago, 25 years under the magic of
historian Dr. Eric Eustace Will-
iams; and Guyana where dictator-
ship and rigged elections held sway
for 28 years under lawyer Linden
Forbes Sampson Burnham.
Also, Sir James Mitchell of St.
Vincent and the Grenadines led his
New Democratic Party in govern-
ment four successive terms (1984,
1989, 1994, 1998); Dame Mary
Eugenia Charles' Dominica Free-

dom Party won.three straight
terms (1980, 1985, 1990); Errol
Walton Barrow's Democratic

Labour Party in Barbados
broke the accustomed pattern
here with three terms (1961,
1966, 1971); the then opposi-
tion Barbados Labour Party is
now in its third term-(1994,
1999, 2003), and looking con-
fidently towards a fourth; and
Jamaica's PNP created local
history with its four wins in a
row (1989, 1993, 1997, 2002).
The elusive prize to be sought
by the courageous Mrs..
Simpson Miller is a near im-
possible fifth.
Caribbean electorates tend
to distrust governments and
political parties that are too
long in office, thinking that
they become arrogant, indulge
in profligate spending and be-
have as though the power is
theirs to.wield at will.
Most leaders who have
been long in government (ex-
cept in ideologically strangled
circumstances such as Cuba's)
are sufficiently astute. to dis-
cern when the political winds
of change are blowing in the di-
rection of their parties. They
usually demit office and hand
to successors the proverbial
basket with which to fetch wa-
ter. Much the same is likely to
happen in the case of British
Prime Minister Tony Blair and
his chosen successor Chancel-
lor of the Exchequer Dr. Gor-
don Brown when Mr. Blair fi-
nally chooses to step aside.

Recent public opinion

samplings of the populace re-
flect a gap in the percentage of
Jamaican men and women who
support Mrs. Simpson Miller
for the Prime Minister's posi-
tion. Currently, she remains the
front-runner ahead of the Ja-
maica Labour Party's Bruce
Golding. However, there seems
to have been a steady, though
not yet dramatic, erosion in the
strength of her national support
in the year since she assumed of-
Statistics from several
samples taken throughout 2006
by pollster Bill Johnson and
published by the Jamaica
Gleaner newspaper last Novem-
ber tend to show declining PNP
popularity against improvements
for the JLP.
The most recent survey was
done on October 28 and 29,.
among 1,008 residents in 84
communities across Jamaica's 14
The Gleaner report said:
"The survey, with a margin of
error of plus or minus 3%,
showed that Mrs. Simpson
Miller has lost six percentage
points in ratings compared with
the 60% she scored in July.
Meanwhile, Bruce Golding's rat-
ings have increased by 4 percent-
age points, from 31 per cent in
July to 35 per cent in October.
"Since the opinion polls in
July, the People's National
Party has been racked by the
Trafigura Beheer scandal and
several candidate selection
rows." (The Trafigura matter in-

volves the acknowledged contri-
bution into PNP .coffers of ap-
proximately US$31M by a for-
eign private sector company). -
However, overall, on the
matter of gender preference,
Mrs. Simpson Miller stayed well
ahead, garnering 60% of the
women respondents and 49% of
the men, a much higher percent-
age than the contentions about
male chauvinism in Jamaica
would have suggested.

St. Kitts-Nevis
With the death of'the then'
premier, Robert Llewellyn;

Bradshaw, leader of the St.
Kitts-Nevis Labour Party,
Shakespearean orator Paul
Souithwell .succeeded to the po-
sition of head of government;
but was never to test his per-
sonal power at the polls, himself
dying suddenly in -less than a
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SPLENDID: the new hotel at Splashmin's. (Photos by Quacy Sampson)

OPEN: Ashmin John, Deputy Managing Director of Splashmi
the ribbon to open the hotel, watched by from left, Go-Invest I
father Lennox John.

By Shirley Thomas

THE hotel and eco-tourism
industries have been given a
boost with the opening yester-
day of the Splashmin's 24-
room Hotel and Eco-Tourism
Camping Ground at

Madewinni on the Soesdyke-
Linden Highway.
Uniquely designed and re-
splendently laid out in the
south western end of the lush
green Fun Park, thle edifice
comprised of three sturdy two-
flat villas each containing eight

comfy and opulently furnished
self contained rooms, is simply
The resort, about 20 minutes
drive from the Cheddi Jagan In-
ternational Airport and about
one and a half hour from the city
(safe driving) provides for tour-

ists and Guyanese in search
of an occasional getaway
from the hustle and bustle of
city life and the demands of
the office a home away
from home.
Room rates vary, depend-
ing on season, but range be-

twe n US$75 and $300 per
nigl and the service is incred-
ible says Ashmin John, Deputy
Ma; iging Director of
Spl. hmin's Hotel and Fun Park.
Me; s can be selected from a
wil range of dishes boasting the
bes, Guyana has to offer, and

-place of dining is optional -
room service, or in the resort's
dining hall from where a pan-
oramic view of the entire park
and its aquatic and outdoor game
facilities could be had.
There are rooms for
couples, business associates,

r on a platter

'ear, to be succeeded by Lee
vIoore, who 10 months later was
humiliated at national elections by
)r. Kennedy Simmonds of the
people's Action Movement -


ioth Southwell and Moore plat-
er casualties.

Following a disastrous five
;ears of the Democratic Labour
'arty government led by self-ap-
iointed 'Colonel' Patrick John,
md its collapse in a crisis, a com-
nittee of national salvation gave
)ower on a platter to Oliver
3eraphin in June 1979. Within
-ight months he was dashed in
lefeat to the political sidelines
)y Miss Charles, the West Indian
Iron Lady' who remained Prime
Vlinister for 15 years.
Successor Brian Alleyne, a vic-
im of internal dissension, did not
emain long in office, for the party

's Hotel and Fun Park, cuts
lead Geoff Da Silva, and her

he family or even a single in-
lividual whatever the need.
\ll rooms are air-conditioned
Lnd self contained. Ashmin
aid the aim of such a facility
s to help foster togetherness,
)e it for leisure, entertainment
>r simply to catch up on lost
noments. -"
And on the other side of the
lotel, across the lakes, is the Eco
adventuree Camping Ground,
deal for providing overseas-
>ased Guyanese with the experi-

immediately lost the June 12,
1995, elections to the Dominica
United Workers' Party under the
leadership of Edison James.
Dominica's later experience
was much like St. Kitts and
Nevis' with sudden death remov-
ing incumbents: Rosie Douglas
of the Dominica Labour Party
negotiated the prime
ministership into 'his own hands
in 2000 following inconclusive .
polls, in the sense that while
Edison James' party lost, there
-was no clear-cut winner.
I was in Dominica during
those exciting elections and
watched Rosie electrify crowds
on the campaign trail and then.
manoeuvre his way to what had
always been his ultimate objec-
tive, even while a militant stu-
.dent at the Sir George Williams
University in Canada.
However,-his tenure was
short-lived as he died suddenly
nine months later, to be suc-
ceeded by Pierre Charles who
also was to die suddenly with-
out facing the polls to test his
personal political power.
Following.Mr. Charles' death,
Roosevelt Skerrit emerged as
party leader, but he was to damn
convention, avoided personal pit-
falls and win the 2005 elections,
giving the Labour Party a clear ma-
jority and the mandate to govern
without a coalition partner.

St. Vincent and the
The ever effervescent Sir
James 'Son' Mitchell had long

been a colourful figure in eastern
Caribbean politics. He had made
a dramatic entry in the early
1970s when as Milton Cato and
Ebenezer Joshua stood dead-
locked with an identical number
of seats, he the lone independent
from Bequia island brokered for
himself the position of head of

government with the, one pre-
pared to accept his terms.
Subsequently, in a more
strengthened position politically
in post-independence St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, Sir James
was to head the government for
four terms, a national record
When finally Sir James re-
tired from elective politics in Oc-
tober 2000, in an exit that was
almost as dramatic as his entry
and under extreme pressure from
the populace, economist Arnhim
Ulric Eustace, a former senior of-

licial at the Caribbean Develop-
ment Bank in Barbados, was
propelled into the leadership of
the New Democratic Party as
the preferred successor and be-
came prime minister.
In five months, he lost at
elections to Ralph Gonsalves'
Unity Labour Party and again
was defeated at the 2005 polls,
thereby continuing in the posi-
tion of leader of the opposition.

St. Lucia
Sir John Compton, father
figure and longtime leader of the
St. Lucia United Workers Party
with three stints as Prime Min-
ister, totalling nearly 30 years,
the present one beginning in
December 2006,'staged a come-
back which embarrassed his
former hand-picked successor.
In April 1997, he had retired
from public office and also as
party leader, handing the mantle
over to academic Dr. Vaughan
Lewis, who at the time was Sec-
retary General of the Organisation
of Eastern Caribbean States:
In the space of 13 months -
May 1997 Dr. Lewis suffered
the ignominy of losing his first
national elections 1-16 to the St.
Lucia Labour Party under the
leadership of lawyer and univer-
sity lecturer Dr. Kenny Anthony.
His course since then in the
UWP, the SLP and a disastrous
constituency loss at the Decem-
ber elections has cast gloom on
his future in national politics.. -
Sir John at 81 had re-
emerged from retirement in
2006 and, against-all poll pre-
dictions, led the UWP to a stun-
ning upset victory over the in-
cumbent Labour Party.

John M. G. M. 'Tom'
Adams had led the Barbados

Labour Party in pox
years when he died
March 1985, and
Bernard St. John suc
as Prime Minister.
However, the
year Sir Harold lost
tional elections at t
resurgent Errol Ba
had led the country
to 1976. Sir Harold
became Prime Mini
Mr. Barrow die
in 1987 and the ma]
ership moved to
Erskine Sandiford
somewhat broke t]
early departure of e
He served the
four years, then led
victory at elections
lost badly to the B
Seymour Arthur w
revolt precipitated a
tary no-confidenc
forced him into ear
in 1994.

Trinidad and
Dr. Eric Willian
dominated Trinidad
politics and his Pi
tional Movement r
power for 25 years,
without controversy
suspicion had attei
production of voting
and manipulation
electoral process.
When he died
1981, he was su
Prime Minister by
Chambers, who a
- ploited national sy
calling early election
won, but then lost
at the next elections

One of the m
handovers in the reg

CAMPING GROUND: exploring the camping ground.

ences of wild life in Guyana.
The resort, beautifully laid out,
and boasting a wide range of
blooming plants and succulent
fruits, will be craved by nature
Less than two minutes drive
by speed boat by from the resi-
dential end of the resort, the Eco
Resort stands sublime, with huge
green itae palm trees forming a
kind of dark green canopy over
the well kept nursery of animal
and plant life. Visitors to the

resort and camping ground can
fish, camp for the night, cook
what you reap from the ground,
prepare your own Bar-B-Cue, or
tie your hammock between the
shady trees and enjoy the cool of
the day.
Joining in congratulating
Managing Director, Mr. Lennox
John for his vision,
entrepreneurial skills and will
and determination to play his
part in the development of
Guyana for the people of Guyana

and tourists to these shores
alike, were Minister of Labour
Manzoor Nadir, Mr. Geoff Da
Silva, Head of the Go-Invest in-,
vestment agency; Ms. Indira
Anandjit of the Tourism and
Hospitality Association of
Guyana; among others.
Opening prayers were of-
fered by Pastor Clemsford Craig
of God's Battalion New Testa-
ment Church of God.
Mr. John expressed grati-
tude to God and acknowledged

wer lor nine Guyana when the dictator Mr.
suddenly in Burnham died in August 1985
Sir Harold while still president. He was
cceeded him succeeded by Mr. Hugh
Desmond Hoyte, who had been
following vice-president.
his first na- Mr. Hoyte easily won elec-
the top to a tions held within months, largely
arrow, who because of the highly flawed elec-
from 1961 tion practices which had helped
never again to maintain Mr. Burnham and
ster. his People's National Congress
ed suddenly in power since 1968. Nearing
ntle of lead- term's end,. the process was ma-
Sir Lloyd nipulated to extend his tenure
who also for two years (1990-1992).
he cycle of However, with heightening
easy succes- domestic and international pres-
sure, and because of the parlous
remaining state into which the Guyanese
the DLP to economy had deteriorated, the
in 1991, but government was forced into new
ILP's Owen processes and tightly interna-
hen a party tionally supervised elections in
parliamen- 1992, out of which the opposi-
e vote and tion People's Progressive Party/
rly elections Civic emerged victorious, with
Dr. Cheddi Bharrat Jagan as
Tobago On Dr. Jagan's death in
is in his time March 1997, his prime minis-
and Tobago ter of nearlyfive years, Mr.
people's Na- Samuel Hinds, of the Civic
remained in component, became president as
, not always compelled under the constitu-
;y, for great tion. However, later that year at
ended the in- presidential elections, victory
ig machines went to Mrs. Janet Jagan,
of the new widow of Dr. Jagan, the Candi-
date presented by the PPP, who
suddenly in re-appointed Mr. Hinds as
cceeded as prime minister.
Mr. George In the continuing convo-
idroitly ex- luted process, nearly two',years
sympathy by later when ill health wasicom-
ns, which he pelling her resignation, she re-
very badly placed Mr. Hinds as prime
s in 1986. minister for two days with the
,then finance minister,, Mr.
a Bharrat Jagdeo, thus avoiding a
lost secure constitutional requirement .',and
gion came in allowing him to leapfrog, Over
................................... M r. H inds, so that when she
resigned as president, Mr.
Jagdeo was first in line and
c9uld then 'naturally' succeed
to the presidency.
He in turn reappointed Mr.
4- Hinds as prime minister. Mr.
Jagdeo is now in his second and
a 9 exceptthere is a constitutional
change allowing otherwise final
Term in office as president, and
Mr. Hinds remains prime minis-
ter, his third stint in the post.

Jamaica too has not been
without its platter successors,
death, and short-termers, follow-
ing leaders of long tenure, the
most significant among them be-
ing Sir Donald Sangster.
When Sir Alexander
Bustamante, flamboyant
founder of the Jamaica Labour
Party, stepped down as party
boss and Prime Minister in Feb-
ruary 1967, he was succeeded
by Sir Donald, who died sud-
denly two months later. The
mantle was thereafter passed to
Mr. Hugh Shearer, who served
.out the rest ofithat term, but
then lost in 1972 when he first
had to face the electorate,
against the PNP's charismatic
Michael Manley.
Jamaica has provided the
greatest exemplar of increased
power emanating from the
platter in Percival Patterson
who in 1992 took over at mid-
term as party leader and prime
minister from an ailing
Manley and strengthened the
PNP for success at three na-
tional elections before himself
retiring in 2006, thus facilitat-
ing the emergence of Mrs.
Simpson Miller at the helm.

His guidance, inspiration, and
blessings in making him strong,
despite difficulties at times and
being able to canrry through with
his projects which he knows
can make people in Guyana
Splashmin's Fun Park
first opened'its doors to the
public on April 8, 1998, and
has since been constantly ex-
panded and upgraded, whilst
providing diverse forms of
entertainment for patrons.

18 S.DAY CHRO IICE Wr.l.j..81 ,gq..7

GRA issues VAT

returns reminder

THE Guyana Revenue Au-
thority (GRA) says Value
Added Tax (VAT) and Excise
Tax (ET) returns for the sec-
ond tax period of 2007 are due
Thursday and failure to com-
ply will result in penalties
for late submission and pay-
The revenue agency said
VAT registrants must submit

ANYONE who is touched or lashed with the
pitching wire would be electrocuted
The sparks pitch further and would burn
anyone caught nearby.
The sparks would ignite any FLAMMABLE
material -including your house.
There would be a massive power surge
before or just as the wire breaks.

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their VAT 200 forms and VAT
payments for the month of
February on or before the due
Registrants are already in
receipt of VAT return forms
for the months of February
and March 2007 and are
therefore encouraged to fill
their returns on time to avoid
penalties for late submission

and payment.
The GRA said the VAT
and ET Department mailed
more than 2,000 VAT Return
Forms for February and
March with the due dates pre-
Persons who have not re-
ceived their forms to daLe are ad-
vised to make urgent contact
with the VAT and ET Depart-

GRA also reiterated that it
is of absolute importance that
businesses maintain proper
books and records of their pur-
chases and sales as this will al-
low for the easy extraction of
figures for filling in the VAT re-
turn (VAT 200).
The fine for late filing is
$1,000 for every day, or part

thereof, that the return remains
outstanding or 10 per cent of
the tax due, which ever is
Persons are reminded to
make all cheques payable to the
Guyana Revenue Authority.
"We strongly advise per-
sons against remitting the VAT
in the form of cash via the post
as this would be to their own

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our Children

If Your Kite Tangles With Electric W ires... A__,

ITIL =im A I
The wire pitches wildly up and own rond and about, spewing sparks like rain
he wife000t
0 li

The power surge wouu certany
damage your electrical/electronic
The power surge would cause serious
damage to the nearby transformer and
throw your entire neighbourhood in
a lengthy blackout.

FLY KITES away from the power
distribution networks.

detriment," the revenue body
said in a statement Friday.
It said, too, that businesses
that had no transactions for the
month are still required to sub-
mit a VAT return.
GRA said staff of the VAT
and ET Departments are avail-
able to offer advice and assis-
tance to VAT registrants who
need clarifications or assistance
with filing their returns.
VAT registrants are also ad-
vised that returns can be submit-
ted to any of the GRA branch
offices in Linden, New
Amsterdam, Corriverton,
Lethem, Anna Regina and
Georgetown (GPO, Customs
House and Albert Street).
The GRA said it remains
committed to working with
stakeholders to ensure VAT is
effective and that there is
maximum compliance with
the law so that Guyanese
would soon receive the real
benefits of VAT.




in City

VINU'S Shoebox was yes-
terday officially opened to
the public on the third
floor of City Mall on
Camp Street,
Georgetown, with a 25
per cent storewide sale
on all footwear, bags, and
Manager Vinu Sawh
said he was forced to relo-
cate because customer iraf-
fic is very good at City
He encouraged shop-
pers to visit his store to get
great bargains, footwear at
an affordable price and
friendly customer service.
He said footwear sold
in his store are originals and
of excellent quality
Mr. Sawh said there is
a wide range of evening bags
and other bags of the latest
fashion available, as well as
hats and for men, women
and children.
At the opening yester-
day" many curious shoppers
flocked the store for a
glimpse of the brightly
coloured shoes, sandals and
Many used the oppor-
tunity also to make use of
the store wide 25 per cent
Sawh said customers
will benefit from buy one,
get another one half price
sale and many other bar-
gains that will be intro-
duced to create a cus-
tomer affordable, friendly

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MGMP commissions compost

project at Anna Regina Multilateral

THE Municipal Governance
and Management
Programme (MGMP), in col-
laboration with the Anna
Regina Town Council, Friday

commissioned a compost fa-
cility at the Anna Regina
Multilateral School on
Essequibo Coast.
MGMP Project Manager,

Colombia mulls extraditing

U.S. Chiquita officials
BOGOTA. (Reuters) Colombia may ask the United States
to extradite officials of Chiquita Brands International Inc.
to face charges that a former subsidiary paid money to il-
legal paramilitaries, officials said yesterday.
Chiqunta, one of the world's largest banana producers, said
last week it would plead gudth to one count of doing business
with a terrorst group and would pay a fine of $25 million in a
senlement with the U.S Department of Justice
"Etradintion works s both wa,'*" staid Presideni A]h aro Linhe,
Who has sent hundreds of cocaine smuggling suspects to the
United States since 2002 when -he first took office.
Colombian prosecutors will determine if an extradition re-
quest should be made against company executives responsible
for paying more than $1.7 million to the paramilitaries, who
have committed some of the worst atrocities of this Andean
country's guerrilla war.
Businesses in'Colombia often pa\ right-\iing paramilitary
rmliua.,, which %%ere formed in the 1980s to help protect pri-
.are property from Marxist rebel, at wvar with the rtate since
the 1960s.
Both groups, labelled terrorists by Washington, are locked
in a war o'ex lucrative cocaine-producing land in which the)
exton businesses and kill peasants accused of cooperating with
the other side.
Newspaper publisher Sun-Times Media Group Inc.
said on Friday its chief executive, Cyrus Freidheim Jr., may
be part of the investigations into Chiquita, which he headed
from 2002 to 2004.

Exsits for the follow ing positions:

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Mrs. Beverley Braithwaite-
Chan said the project was
funded by CIDA (Canadian In-
ternational Development
Agency) and is a pilot with the
focus on training in the science
and art of composting.
She said participants will be
trained in the history and ben-
efits of the process, its tech-
niques and troubleshooting.
Anna Regina Town Clerk,
Mr. Ganga Persaud said the
venture has created an impact at
the institution where it would
also reduce the amount of waste
to be disposed of, especially
from the kitchen and canteen.
The Headmistress, Mrs.

Mohini Ramlakhan said it is an
important and efficient method
of controlling what is wasted
and students have learned a lot.
She said the schoolchildren
have already embarked on phase
two of the experiment.
Mr. Mahendra Ishri, from
the Ministry of Regional Devel-
opment and Local Government,
who also spoke at the commis-
sioning, said the ministry is
pleased to know students are
involved in such a scheme at
that level.
Some of them who par-
ticipated were presented with
certificates and trophies by
MGMP officials.


The following vacancy exists within the Unserved Areas Electrification Programme
(UAEP) Project Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister:

Job Title: Technician

Reporting To: Electrical Engineer/Energy Economist

Duties: Assist in the implementation of the hinterland demonstration projects, including visits to
selected hinterland locations to collect data and carry outsurveys to develop project plans and
designs for electrification systems.
Assist in the preparation of project plans and designs for hinterland electrification projects.
Assist in the preparation of bills of quantities and in the procurement of goods and works for
electrification projects.
Visit project sites to assess the quality of works and verify compliance with
engineering standards, contractors' adherence with contractual obligations and
ensure that proper safety and environmental practices are observed.
Submit timely progress reports on works carried out by Contractors.
Certify payments for works satisfactorily completed under the hinterland component.
Maintain proper records of inventory and issuance of materials to contractors.
Reconcile the use of materials before certifying payments.
Such other related duties as may be assigned by the Electrical Engineer or the
Principal Project Coordinator.
Assist in the preparation of manuals and conduct training sessions on the operation
and maintenance of the systems.

Required Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work with little supervision.
Should have knowledge of electrical and/or electronic circuits.
Should be computer literate.

Qualifications: A Diploma in Technology (Electrical) or Diploma in Science (Physics), or a full
technological certificate or equivalent from a recognized university or
At least two (2) years working experience with electrical or electronic systems.

Application together with C.V. should be sent to:
Project Coordinator -
Unserved Areas Eldetrilication Progranmme
Office of the Prime Minister
Oranapai Towers.
Wight's Lane

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\Wcdnesda. 21" Mlarch. 2007




All members of the Douch-Cab Housing
Co-operative Society-Limited, Regd.
No. 1395, are hereby -simmoned to a
Special General Meeting of the Society
to be held on Sunday, March 25, 2007
at 13:00h at the Society's Office,
Clonbrook, East Coast Demerra,

Members are asked to; bring along
evidence of their membership.

By Order,
Chief Co-operatives Development




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TODAY'S FORECAST: Occasional cloudy spells with
occurrences of showers are possible over some areas
in regions 1,2,3,4,7 and 10. Mostly fair weather
conditions are expected elsewhere.
WAVES: Slight to moderate reaching about 0.9m in open
WINDS: Will vary between the northeast and east at 0.0
to 6.0mps.
HIGH TIDE: 03:23h at (3.15m) and 15:48h at (3.26m)
LOW TIDE: 09:31 h at (0.44m) and 21:49h at (0.28m)
SUNRISE: 06:58h
SUNSET: 18:04h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.0 -33.0C over near inland
and inland regions & 29.0-31.5C along the coast.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.0C over inland and
interior locations & 24.0-26.0C along the coast.
RAINFALL G\Town: 0.5mm
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with the
ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the provision
of the weather information and warnings for the
safety of the marine community.
-- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284

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08:30 h- Sanford & Son
09:00 h Movie
12:00 h Football
14:00 h-Travelers Extreme -
15:00 h Movie
17:00 h Movie
19:00 h- Oldies are Goldies -
20:00 h Khan's Family time
20:30 h Movie
01:00 h ICC CWC 2007 -
Pakistan vs Ireland (Delayed)
05:00 h Mystery of the Body
05:30 h Newtown Gospel V
06:00 h NCN 6 0 Clock
News Magazine (R/B)
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h Assembly of Prayer
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
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09:00 h Feature
09:15 h ICC CWC 2007 -
Australia vs Netherlands (Live)
17:30 h Lutheran Men's
18:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (Live)
19:00 h Close Up
19:30 h Grow with IPED
20:35 h.- In Style
21:00 h Highlights -Australia
vs Netherlands
22:00 h -. ICC CWC 2007 -
England vs Canada (Delayed)
05:45 h Inspirational
05:55 h Daily Word
06:00 h Music Break (Gospel
06:30 h Fox News

07:00 h GINA
07:30 h Count Down
-08:00 h Islamic Documentary
08:30 h Family Movie
10:00 h Family Movie
12:00 h Sitcom
12:30 h Sports
13:30 h The Shonnet Moore
14:15 h Indian Music Break
14:30 h -. Wisdom from the
15:00 h Jazz Music Hour
16:00 h -- Parenting & You
17:00 h Tape 4 Stories
17:30 h Gospel Music Break
18:00 h Mathematics is Fun
19:00 h Week in Review
19:30 h Headlines Today
20:00 h Catholic Magazine
20:30 h Youths For Christ
21:00 h Extreme Home

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For Reservation:

616-9523 or 640-0702

For Sunday, March 18, 2007 14:30h
For Monday, March 19,2007 14:30h
For Tuesday,March 20, 2007 14:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"2hrs

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We want genuine partnership with foreign
capital, local capital and the Guyanese
people as a whole ...we feel that the
Guyanese workers must have rights in the
FA same way that c< pital must have rights.

22:00 h Desperate
23:00 h Brothers & Sisters
00:00 h Sign Off



(From page 13)
anny can result from an over-
emphasis on unity. The rul-
ers (or ruler) will centre in
on themselves and do as they
please for their own benefit.
But a healthy balance of
unity and diversity will pro-
duce liberty with order, in a
society and government" by
the consent and participation
of the governed. The result-
ing form of government will
be a decentralized, demo-
cratic constitutional republic.
In the context of Guyana,
we are considered to be a plural
society, one that has had more
than its fair share' of disunity,
Sdisharmony and so many other
The call for unity comes
sometimes with a misunder-
standing of the nature of human
individuality. Every human be-
ing has an intrinsic propensity
to gravitate to and celebrate that
which is endemic to their own
cultural or ethnical habitat.
The rich cultural diversity
of our peoples is lost in the
crazy ethnic insecurities fos-
tered in a very volatile political
environment. There is a much
greater need, and I dare say we
should not be fooled by this'
season of relative peace and sta-
bility, for us to institutionalize
the concept of a One Guyana
culture one that celebrates
every component of the rich
cultural heritage of the various
ethnic groups, fused into a
unique Guyanese Culture. We all
love, and I believe must work to
preserve, our individual cultural
But as a' people, let us
work diligently for the devel-
opment of'a culture that is
not Black, Indian, Chinese,
Portuguese, Amerindian, or
European, but Guyanese.

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Tour leaves weekly, Friday to Sunday
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ICC CWC 2007

The following shall not be

permitted to be brought into

any CWC Venue, except

where officially authorised:
1. Dangerous weapons and imitation
2. Firearms and imitation firearms
3. Knives
4. Explosives
5. Fireworks and Flares
6. Alcohol
7. Incendiary devices
8. Illegal Drugs or Narcotics
9. Mace or Pepper Spray
10. Cans, tins, or PET (plastic) bottles of
any size .or description, other than
insect repellent or sun screen
11. Megaphones, compressed air or gas
operated horns
12. Flagpoles

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INDRA'S Beauty Salon
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening racial
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 22T-
FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nai artistry and air
brush design. nrol 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 live. 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.
BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes
for US$500 or more weekly. -or
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working frornm 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.

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

COMPUTER Pefr Sales &
Services -Call :- :- ,. Cmp'.',tr
Repairs & Sales Centre .,. .-
: H ,' .,-.le 24 hrs.
24 hrs

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American
Express Cards. Phone 225-
7126. 226-3693. Email:
SINGH'S Auto Rental For
the best rates in ~ ,, fully
automatic, air-,:.:ri ,: i,:-.i and
CD .: .- in 311. i. Tel.
6 12 1 .

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. so .
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake _- N_.. ,:..-, 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. '. -- J':_610-4105._
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/fown
Lot 45 Garnette Street, C/ville I
2 houses away from Sheriff St.).
Call Sharon 223-1129/649-

PRACTICAL Electronic
Clas_- : i..-,inr- ,,_ March
Call ,.r.3i Ei. -.r, 226-
6551 or 225-0391. Limited
space available. Book early
EARN a Certificate, Diplornma or
Degree. in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.

REAL Estate School. Apply
for Real Estate Training that will
make you a millionaire. Yes a
millionaire. Email:
INC. now registering for courses
for Adult, CXC and 3- 13 yrs. in
Spanish, French, Portuguese
and English as a foreign
language. Call 231-7303.
presents a unique personality
and self-image enhancement
experience designed to bring out
the model in you throu h
and NUTRItION workshops, etc.
You will experience
personalised training with local
and internationally trained
tutors. A special 10% discount is
offered to 'the first 5 applicants
who register. This exciting
programme is scheduled to
being on March 26, 2007. Hurry
Register Now! Space is limited!
For further information: Contact
Paulla De Souza 625-1347,;
yraWalcott 614-8292.

VULCANISING shop to rent.
Contact Dilip 223-1121.
BARBER chairs to rent.
Contact Sally or Renny 669-
9112, 231-9294.
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.

LOST Gray Mazda PDD
3135, unregistered. No fitness.
Anyone ' ir the
whereabouts i 0' ,. vehicle.
please contact Police or 625-
8892, 226-3134. Reward

Motoring 24si Forshaw and
Oronoque St. 'You train to
Pass". 227-1063 226-7874,
6 44 7 2 1 1

ENROL- nbw at Shalon
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek You could also
obtain an lInternational Driver's
Permit. Cal 227-3869.. 227-
,3835, 227-7560, 622-8162, 611-

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

Indera Singh Massage. If you
need a balance massage try my
therapeutic massage combined
with reflexology. Cell 615-6665.
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://
me help easy your pain from
cardiovascular and respiratory
disorder, swelling in the feet and
joints, poor circulation due to
diabetes, neck shoulder, and
upper and lower back .pain,
curvatures of the spine, hamstring
and calf muscle pain due to
congestion of sacral nerves and
stress. Call 227-4282 anytime.
153 Regent Street.

MALE friends, over 55 yrs.,
for decent female. Serious
relationship, honest reliable.
Phone # 681-6074.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI. PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...throuqh the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link. Call
592-261-5079, twenry-four hours
daHy. -_
FORTY-FIVE year old East
Indian male never married,
seeks female companion
between 20 50 yrs. full details
including date of birth required.
Write to R.L. P.O. Box 12164
Bourda, Georgetown. Guyana.
WOULD vou like to meet
single males'and females for
.,,. ,;;' serious relationship?
S: junior Senior Singles
', e, service 18 80k yrs. Tel
:. o, 648-6098. Mon. -- Fn
--830 am- ,m n -,' 10arn-
4 pm ... i,

RECORDING wedding,
birthdays and TV connect. All on
DVD. Also transfer all your
recious videos from VHS tape
to DVD Joseph Barrow 220-
0437, 227-8013, 622-2772, 680-

C & J wooden structures for
repairs to walls, doors, windows,
floors. etc. Call 668-6070.
REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited,
Phone # 266-2171.
HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced also your kero range
change to gas. 220-4073/664-
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-

TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
hornet service. Call Ryan # 650-
2017/ -265-2634.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and i: ., i Contact Mohamed
on .. ., -.'1, 667-6644 .
REPAIRS to refrigerators,
freezers, washing machines, etc.
All jobs done on site with three
months limited warranty N. K
Etlectrical Services Nazirn Khan
Tel. 270-4595. 626-2847

S H Immigration

We can assist you
to Migrate to Canada.
Skilled Workers .Business
Class Students Refugees.
Work Permits.
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused C.ase'.
Visitor's Visas

Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified
Immigration Consultants
4' | I 'I I I P 'i 'd
Oeonfqu.e Sts-., Bour6a
Tl,. 225-1540,(,22-8308 .
'Ca xd a : 416-431-8845

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7062. ______
BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
1 NIGHT Guard, 2 general
labourers. Apply at Lot 10
Meadow Bank. East Bank
ONE (1) female Office
Assistant. Must be computer
literate. Call 225-7118 office
hours. 9 am to 4 pm.
DRIVER/Porter with lorry van
Licence. Job involves lifting
steel items. Telles Steel. 231-
experienced Cook and Pastry
Maker. one Domestic person. Call
FOR female Clerical staff &
Porters. Apply Avinash Complex,
Water Street. Call 226-3 61,
environment. Ex erienced, ages
30 50 yrs. Cap, Officer 624-
must have car/van Licence, age
30 and over. Previous experience
necessary. Call 225-9304 o. 223-
SEWING Machine
Operators. Lot D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492. 225-
ONE (1) female Pastry
Maker. 1 male Table Hand Baker.
Contact Hurry's Pastry Palace,
Lot 2 Bel Air Village.
Georgetown. Tel. 225-1949 or
FOR all types construction
workers carpenters, labourers,
masons. painters, plumbers, etc.
Contact Plantation Versailles,
WBD 264-2946, 650-2620
in Kwakwani, Logging Camp.
CXC Accounts or 3 years Book-
keeping experience. Tel. 623-
9889 or 225-2471.
DRIVER. Must have truck,
van, tractor & lorry Licence, 3
y rs experience. Apply to Lens -
Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/ville with
written application and 2
VACANCIES exist for the
following one Male Accounts
Clerk. one female Salesclerk.
one Bond Clerk E i- ..
written application to - ...
i ,.--,. .Min'ke s Pharmacy, 56
-.- .. G ieorgetown.
LIVE-IN Staff for Clerical
work frm Berbice and
Essequ ibo. Qualifications: CXC
rn-i and Mathematics 1 to 3,
1I Ir, : a 2na Avenue, Bel Air Pai
225-4492.' 225-9404 Monday
to Friida, 3-30 arn to 4 prn an.:
Satuidy 8:30 am to 1 r,;:
S i, and lodging pro-vid-d l.

3 SALESMEN with cars.
huge commission, on contract
basic only. Training will be given
free. Phone 225-5198 or email
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,
Accounts Clerks 25 35 yrs. Must
have CXC Maths & Accounts. 2
Porters. Apply with written
application, Police Clearance to
Alabama Trading, town, Ferry
Stelling. Tel. 6 3-1615.
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk, Salesclerk. Must
have experience in hardware
and electrical. One Security
Guard. Apply with written
application Hamson General
Store, 116_Regent Road Bourda.
CLERK Grade 1 or 2 passes at
CXC Accounts. Knowledge of
NIS, TAX and payroll. Age 25
and over. 3 years experience
necessary. Call 225-9304 or 223-
CONTACT 609-6253, 618-3888.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person with
written app Ication 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
Agriculture Farrm: Requirements
-University Degree in the field
of Agriculture or Guyana School
of Agriculture. Send all
application to: Eugeney
Daniels, Lot 4 Bagotstown. East
Bank Demerara.
DOCTOR'S CLi i Must be
computer literate,. able to
handle a busy switchboard, be
detail oriented and ,1 .,-
exceptional people -
-, .-, .i 7
,. corn

computer literate, able to
h'-,3. a busy switchboard, be
, i n oriented and have
exceptional people skills.
Position also involves clerical
duties. Please send CV via Email
or via Fax: to 227-4779.
DRIVER/Salesman and
Porters. Apply with written
application, two references and
Police Clearance, to "MANAGER
Sol Gas Distribution", 9 Dowding
Street, Kitty. Georgetown.
between the hours of 9 ar to 4
pm Monday to SaturdayTel. Tel. #
227-7350. Drivers must possess
lorry Licence.
EXISTS for Da rrf.-riclql
W elder. Must be :,!- i ,:-.. ..l
cast iron and aluminium. 3 years
experience will be an asset and
must be able to fabricate. Top
salary in the Georgetown area
and onuses will Be included.
Apply in person with a Police
Clearance to: P & L Engineering
& Construction C. Ltd., 61EE %
David Street. Kitty, G/town.
EXISTS for Diesel
Mechanics to work on heavy duty
engines particularly Cummings,
Detroit & CAT. Must have
practical experience and a good
knowledge of reading parts and
service manuals Top salary in
the Gecrgetown -r. Apply in
person with a,.. Clearance
to: P & L Engineerinq &
Construction C. Ltd., 6I E n r
David Street. Kitiy G/town.-
CLERK. Requirements: Must
have at least 3 CXC subjects
(Grades 1 & 2) including Maths
and Accounts. Work experience
and computer literacy would be
definite assets. Interested
persons are asked to apply in
peison to: Guyana Furniture
tianufacIuring Ltd.. 60 Industrial
'state, r ,- : .. ,11", East
Coast Denmerara.

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.
FOULIS Public Road,
Enmore, ECD. 137 feet by 218
feet. Call Tel. 220-9687.
45, in Golden Grove, EBD -
$1.5M neg. 226-3160 (Moe).
House lots for sale at 75C
Best Village, WCD. Contact
Arnold on tel. 684-6220 or
42' in Rose Hall Village -
$1.2M neg. 226-3160 (Moe),
336-6565 Janet).
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft. Price
- $25M. Call: 612-0349.
G/TOWN central 4 house
lots build foreign embassy
international hotels $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. .
TRIPLE LOT face or
width of 10 ACRES LAND
#1. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
EARLE'S Court 2 house
lots 9800sq. ft. build your
luxurious mansion
international hotel S4M1
US$20 000. Ederson's 226-
ACRES riverside land, EBD. 6
ACRES riverside land, EBD.
Land in Supply riverside, EBD.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
PLOT of land Coldiaen

concre,-i .r. ? .:h;,-e.

HOUSE lot with
foundation Melanie. ECD.
-, ',-,t 7 Melanie Old
S. -.- transported land.
: ,: --,,, No. 650-5868,
Fax 23 ,
7325 612-9574 Georgetown
- :6R5" Parika $10Mineq.,
FS r,i:, 120 acres S100M
Supply 7 acres $25M.
SHERIFF Street S35M,
Duncan $15M. Atlantic
Gardens $5.5M, Queenstown
-$35M, Bel Air Springs $50M.
double. KEYHOMES 684-
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469.
several lands and properties
with p.ooI and without pool.
Fproperty with pool on 3 lots of
nd. EL.' 226-8148, 625-
1 LOT Grove EBD-
S1.5M. 100 ACRES Canal
No. 2, for housing
development, farming, cattle
rearing, etc. $17.5M 60
ACRES Kuru Kuru $7.75M.
Tel. 226-8148.
SAILA PARK -"Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale near the
public road. Prime location, 2
miles from V/Hoop Stellin.
Reasonable Price. lei. # 225-
7670 or 254-0397.
AT Parika Hihway for sale
- (21) 50 x 100 house lots
i,- -ce ranging from
Si 1, neg. For more
-,i. r,, r. feel free to
contact me. Contact Ms.
Nalini. Telephone # 684--3843.
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens $6.5 million,
Dowding St.. Kitty $6 million
neg.. Area G' Montrose ECD -
$1T million neq. Contact us at
212 Almond & New Garden
Sts Queenstown. Tel. 227-
2664, 612-6333 or 609-9112.
WE have land for the
i, .- .. purpose ;.lt : f ..: ,
:, -h. ,_,- $6M & i Lbi -
Housing, business, Meadow
Gdns. $7.8M, Lamaha
Gardens $14M, Pnrshd.-h
Nagar $8M. Phone .:-' 2 ",..
225-5198. 225-3068.

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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.
A residential scheme
located at. Greenwich Paik,
East Bank Essequibo.
Available, land for sale. We
also build houses at a
negotiable price. For more
information, feet free to
contact me. Contact Ms.
Nalini. Tel. 684-3843.
CANNAN 10 ACRES 20, 40
CALL RUQHAS 592-226-
2803, 627-8891.
BUY 0.2 acres of freehold
land. Located .100 metres from
public road. Section 45
friendship, EBD. Has area of
two standard house lots. Ideal
for -constructing large family
home. Necessary infrastructure
present water, electricity
telephone, paved road. Call
680-5943. Email
$3.4M, each, VERSAILLES
125' x 67" in gated compound
$5.9M, 6 lots ,3M each and 5
lots, property & rice mill Crane/
La union $45M, 15 acres
Canal No. 1 $11.75M
resort, sand pit, residence. LBI
$2.4M, Atlantic Gardens
$6 9M. Campbellville
S10.75M. Lamaha Gardens
14.75M, Cummings St $12M,
el: 226-8148, 625-1624.
LBI T- -1 HappyAcres-
$7M, 2 ..:. L EI 80 x 130
each -.T,1 .- ach, Kitty 34 x
130 .1 'M 55 x 85- $9M,
North "-.f.1 Diamond $2M,
$4M, Felicity $9M, Le
Ressouvenir i'l'1 ?"_ -nti
Robb Street i TI .**.\.
Camp Street :.::.i '3v-.:.
Creek.-" 100 acres $13M.
Supply 65 acres S60M, 4
lots at Enmore $17M 4 acres
- $2M, Queenstown, second lot
- 60 x 60 $7.5M, D'Urban
backlands 3 lots S7M-
Linden .'..d,.' Highway 35
acres .-wtown, Kitty -
50 x 120 $9M Mc Doom
Highway 50 x 300 S30M.
Mandela Avenue -rner good
for qas station .-i I, -' acres
iani good for bond, etc., in
Turkeyen, 22 acres riverside
land and other r -l I, and
commercial -:,, .1i at
Goodwill Realty on Nos. 223-
5204, 225-2540 or 628-7605

FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Tel. 226-
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
NEWTOWN, Kitty -
furnished apartment suited for
visitors. Tel. 621-3438, 609-
1 EXECUTIVE house with
light, water, telephone. garage.
el 226-7380 or 613-4082
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished
1, 3-bedroom apt's. 233-
PHONE 225-9944.
PARTLY furnished two-
bedroom lower. Concrete flat -
East Street. Tel. 226-4245.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly.'Tel. 613-2647.
NEG. KEYHOMES 684-1852,
628-0715, 231-8469.
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
500. KEYHOMES 684-1852,
628-0715, 231-8469
"'at, self-contained. Phone
'227-3326, 615-3287.
US$1 500. KEYHOMES 684-
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469.
US$1 500. KEYHOMES 684-
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
nmthly. Tel 663-6338.
KITTY one fully secure,
2-bedroom apt. with
telephone from April 1. Tel.

bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place.
BEDROOMS $60 000.
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
0715, 231-8469.
1-BEDROOM bottom flat.
80 Railway Line, Kitty. Call 227-
BOTTOM flat 316 East St.
for Net Cafe, video games.
clinic, office, bond. etc. #615-
bedroom. spacious top flat $35
000. Tel. # 226-5999.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
for (Bachelor). Call 225-8983 or
BOTTOM flat 2- .1....-.
- $80 000 neg. C -, .I
and cold, self contained,. etc.
Tel. 628-6855
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
FURNISHED and secure
executive apartment with air-
conditioner., telephone. parking.
Tel. 642-0636.
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully rii.-.j: i,i.-j AC. water 24
hours.Cetc. Price ($45 000) neg.
Call 609-8315.
SHORT term rental -
furnished 5-bedroom house at
Public Road. Prospect EBD
Call 223-4492 /646-2747 -
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 prr 6prn.
ONE-bedroomn a t. to rent
from April 1, 2007. For
information, call 226-1238. No
agents. Couple or UG Student.
ONE three-bedroorn top flat
in residential area to rent. You
can call on" d-'y except on
Saturday. I -.-.- 227-1275.
-1- ,, Gdns. 1 2-bedroom -
Parking :, ..-. : -. neg
Contact :. ..._ '.
ROOM '.* .
Middle Road La $3
500 per week, i '.' per
month. Single person. Call 225-
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.
Campbellville for overseas
uest. Short term. Call Tel. 223-
S32 9 .............
bedroom top flat Bent St..
Wortmanville .,i'. overhead
tank $40 000. ail 648-7504,
218-0287, 218-0392
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6-429, 622-5776.
itself $75 000. 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856. -
EXECUTIVE house grilled
and meshed, hot and cold water:
telephone. AC. Blygezigth
Gardens. Rent negotiable. Tel.
APARTMENT long and
short term, furnished and
unfurnished, one two and three
bedrooms. Call 226-1342 or
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.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apartment with air-conditioner,
telephone and parking K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 62-0636.
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent. short
term or long term. Alexander
Village. CalF226-9046 or 668-
274 -
PARK US$800. TEL. 226-8148,
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS.)
000 per month Norbert
deFreitas 642-5874.
APARTMENT Georgetown.
fully furnished CLEAN, SAFE &
DECENT G$75 000. Norbert
deFreitas 642-5874.
WE have furnished house
and apartment for WORLD CUP
CRICKET- at Herstelling, EBD.
Queenstown, Bel Air Park.
Prashad Nagar, Section 'K',
Campbellville. Contact us at 212
Almond & New Garden Sts.,
Queenstown. Tel. 227-2664.
612-6333, 609-9112.

KR IDEluNl I AL ano
commercial properties.
Furnished and unfurnished.
-,ri,-.- ranin from $60 000 -
000 el. 226-1192, 623-

LARGE and spacious top
flat. Ideal for business or
residence, located at four corner.
Price $60 000 per month. Call
Wesley 615-2951 or 227-2740.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms.
3 washrooms, parking, ig yard
space @aUS$1 000, others
furnished and unfurnished. Call
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pIs. Call 220-
7021. Cell _624-6527 .
2-BEDROOM self-contained
apartments. Also ready made
restaurant, living quarters, etc.
K. Chand. Tel. 264-2283.
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325,
612-9514. BUSINESS
PROPERTY Robb Street -
US$1 000, King Street -
US$500, Longden Street -
US$2 500, La Penitence -
GY $50 000.
BUSINESS place, Regent
St., Restauran t.Snackette,
Internet Cafe office space
Beauty Salon. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
BEAUTIFUL fully furnished
3-bedroom apartment. Short
term for overseas visitors.
Telephone, DVD. microwave,
etc. Contact 222-2063, 222-
bedroom fully furnished, upper
flat apartment. Secured, AC
Telephone parking, hot and
cold. Call 613-6005 226-1457.
'infurnihed houses, flats and
,,,: E -I Air Gardens, Bel
Air Park, Section 'K', Kitty
I ,,,. gardens. Sonja 225-
.-, ,-2537.
ALEXANDER ST. approx. 2
500 sq ft ground floor $200
000, entire building $200 000.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
LUXURIOUS apartment for
S- tors. close to Sheriff
'i i nished with AC, hot
,. ,:. l '. r e tc r, . ,_
,r.i. Call ._ ,.

Eccles Diamond, ,r :, ..
Campbellville. furnished and
unfurnished. TEL. 226-8148,
bedroomed) $21 000, (! ., ,
$25 000, $5 000 $45 ,,,,," .-'
000, Furnished $26 000 $80
000C Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
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
FULLY furnished four-
bedroom house, 'AA Eccles -
US$1 000. Contact Roberts
Realty First Federation Life
BIdg. Tel. 227-7627 office,
227-3768 Home, 644-2099 -
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 per day, long
term also available. Tel.624-4225.
QUEENSTOWN, fully furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ing space to rent Suitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
IMMEDIATELY-available to
professional working couple.
Three bedroom top flat fully
grilled, AC, overhead tank. No
pets. Public Road, Mc Doom,
village. Phone 226-1903.
...HO.US-E 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,
D'URBAN Street $40 000,
North R/veldt $25 000, Newtown
$25 000, also good rentals for
World Cup in Prashad Nagar, Bel
Air, etc. Call us at Goodwill
Realty on Nos. 223-5204. 225-
2540 or 628-7605.
-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
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.

TOP F-LAI semi-turnished.,
3 b/roorns $60 000 neq. House
by itself $95 000, A. P. -
US$1 200. Section "K' US$700
US$600, Apt S35 000. $45
000. $55 000, $65 000 rooms,
bond,. office business. Tel. 225-
2709, 623-2591.
double-bedroom apartments,
AC, hot and cold, fully furnished.
mosquito ,meshed. security,
grilled, telephone, parking
space, breakfast provided,
residential area G/town.
US$120 per day. 226-5369, 616-
9110, 680-1482.
HAPPY Acres 3-bedroorm
upstairs (phone and parking) -
S$45 000. downstairs, 1- bedroom
$22 000, Atlantic Gdns. fully
furnished house (phone and
parking) $100 000, Atlantic
ille furnished 1-bedroom -
$26 000. Call 231-6236.
FINALLY a good home for
2007. Available one (1) big 3-
bedroom top flat at 273 ELa
Penitence, (Lamaha Park near
Lamaha Springs. North,
Ruimveldt). Vehicle
accommodation, good roads.
house by itself, breezy, clean -
$55 000. Contact A.A. Fenty Tel.
218-1808, 622-6843, 226-4764.
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.
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.
EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park, 184 Eping Ave. & Kaieteur
Rd. Immaculate. modern,
qn,,'nient secure spacious.
,,1.11 ,,, .j : air-conditioned. 1
bedrooms. 3 '/,
baths, double garage, etc,
iqontc Pr'mhassies and
,i, i ., *,, ... 4anisations are
al.- : al 277-3814,
S" ': , .-4319. 619-9972.
614-0949 or
sharonxs@nyc.rr corn
Exclusive property i.... i-ential
area suitable for aJnIi ... :. and
.,o, Pl 1 ir r'-rden? -
500, ~ -'I 'r "'irdr.'n US,2
500, ', ,, -: ,2: .... '- ;a 500,
Eccles US$2 000, Nandy -
Republic Park US$1 500,
Campbellville US 2 000.
Section 'K' US$1 000. Bel Air
Park $2 500, furnished apt..
long & short from US$500. Call
Estate Consultant 6.42-8725
Only serious enquiry. _
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431. 270-4470.
E m a i I
(office/residence)- IUS$2 500.
Kitty- 60 000, $45 000.
US$500 (F/F) Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500. EAST
BANK: School $120 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000,
Diamond US$1 500
Herstellling $60 000. EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F), Atlantic Gardens -
US$5 000 US$2 000/US$1 000/
US$500 Happy Acres US$2
000/US$1 200/US$500 Non
Pariel -$35 000, Le Ressouvenir
US$2 500 O le US$700/
US$1 000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown US$4 000,
Georgetown $100 000/ $60
000 Queenstown US$2 000,
Sheriff US$1 500 North Road
US$1 200, Brickdam -
US$800. bond, restaurants, etc.
Versailles executive US$3
000, 3-storeyed residential/
office/bond US$1 500, Nandy
Park US$650, Kitty $45 000.
Baqotville $50 000 Kitty $75
000, Ogle US$60d, Kersaint
Pk. $45 000, Albert town Office-
$ 85 000.

2-BEDROOM apt. in
Tuschen. Contact Shaw -'629-
KEYHOMES 628-0715/615-
PROPERTY and land on
East Coast Public Rd. Call 220-
9199, 621-7191
LOW Income properties for
sale in Berbice $2.1 million.
Tel. 227-4551, 682-2589.
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop. Mahaica. ECD. Call 623-
$15M. NICE. GANESH 611-

KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
0715, 231-8469.
at Annandale West. East Coast
Demerara. Tel. 220-9687.
12M. House-lot Diamond
scheme. Person willing to give
up or exchange. Call 31-636
FOR and sale and removal.
One fully grilled Portuguese
College. Call 231-2930, 223-
4938, 663-8888.
1 2-FLAT house concrete
and wooden house, good
condition. Hill St.. Albouys own.
Contact 223-4133.




Queeswn,Bel Air Park,

Sub raWille,.8fl AORW ,

Lamaha Gardens, Mium

Gardens, AtliGc {ardens,

Happy Atres, eI.
Jewanraum's Realty
'.- Trusted Name"
227-1988, 270-4470,623.6431
Email: k i-'.a,;ai, i ,I-I .- yah,.:o nii

PROPERTY at Foulis
Housing SOheme, ECD. Price
negotiable. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 615-0054.
ONE 2-storey 4-bedroom
house for sale could
accommodate two families.
Middle Rd., La Penitence. Tel.
BEL AIR Park $26M neq.,
executive 'I:. .. Park $17M,
Eccles 'i -,,:w. KEYHOMES
- 615-8734, 628-0715, 231-
ONE n-, ng i-i inT premises;
one J .,.j .1 ,. ', ,,.., iir' i office;
one 'r,,--.,.r ,::.-.,, .-.' fully
.1i .jn New Amsterdam. Tel

EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedroom and all
modern facilities. Vacant
ossession. Price negotiable.
HAVE you buildings for sale?
Eccles Kingston, Central Q/
town. We have buyers US dollars.
Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Ruimveldt -. vacant
2-flat concrete buildings. If
q qualified, move in today -
12.5M/US$62 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
COGHLAN DAM vacant 2-
flat concrete buildings, front 3
bedrooms back 2 bedrooms -
$5.8M/US$28 000. Ederson's -
NON Pariel, ECD 2-storey
concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn. Ideal for
tennis/swirfimina $16M/$14M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
STREET 2-bedroom front
cottage, excellent condition -
$5M. Norbert deFreitas 642-
business investment new 2-storey
concrete building, bottom,
general store $8.5M/US$42
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Rd., G/town -
central, vacant 2-storey concrete
building. Ideal Insurance,
Interne. Inspection anytime -
$25M/US,$1Z5 000. Ederson's
....- 22 .96.
ROBB/Bourda Market 2-"
storey concrete building. Road,
alley. Previous $751MI/$50M.
Owner needs-medical US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS owners if your
buildings need general repairs
our management services pays
taxes, does landscaping.
Ederson's 226-5496.
BRICKDAM vacant 2-storey
4-bedroom colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel,
insurance $45M/US$225 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ALBERT, Robb cornet with
steel frame. Ideal 4-storey
international hotel $50M/
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $15M/USS75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
STRATHSPEY vacant new
3 bedrooms wooden building. If
qualified move in today $3. M/
US$18 000. Ederson s 226-

KINGSTON, near foreign
embassies colonial mansion,
Ideal international hotel.
embassies $85M/USS425
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
CAMP Robb vacant 3 2-
storey buildings. Ideal 4-storey
international hotel 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.
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storey mansion. Ideal for 4-
storey international hotel area
for tennis swimming pool -
$30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Public Rd. new concrete 2-
storey 4-bedroom luxurious
mansion. Ideal for large family
$12M/US$60 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
CROAL/Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion. Ideal
international hotel. $65M/
US$325 000. Ederson's -
1 3-BEDROOM wooden house.
Price neg. Call 226-9316, 626-
7512, 225-6293. Price
negotiable. No reasonable
offer refused.
NO AGENT. Call Mrs.
Wilson 226-2650 229-2566
to view 6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms 2 kitchens,
Campbellville property, 110 -
220v, large land, suits 2
families. .
NEW house fully
furnished, 2.5 bath, central AC,
25 miles from Disney World
Florida. Price US 294 00d
-or neg. Phone No. 954-294-
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketlev St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (frorn-r lo) -
S18M neg. C : .-., 227-
BEL Air Park, Bel Air
Spring, Prashad Nagar,
Cnarlestown, Subryanvlte,
Campbellville, Alberttown,
Kingston. Contact Sonja 225-
71 7. 623-2537.
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.
LAND with 2-bedroom
wooden house situated at 23
Section B, west of the Public
Road Grant No. 1780 Crab
Wood Creek, Corentyne
Berbice. Contact # 648-3587
ASKING $4.9M. CALL 225-
5591 OR 619-5505.
C/VILLE $16M. Festival
City-$16M, BelAirPark-$21M
& $30M Norton Road $28M,
Atlantic Gdns. $25M,
Blygezigth $21M,
Charles own $3M & $23M.
Tel. 226-1192, 623-774 .
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 2.00' x
130.7 201.68 x 156.56. .Call
Mark 626-2002.
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'.
FOR sale 1 3-bedroom,
2 bathrooms, domestic
dwelling, situated at 194 Imax
Housing Scheme, Enterprise
East Coast Demerara. Contact
telephone No. 218-1472,
between 08:00 hrs and 14:00
KITTY $6M $11M,
Hardina St. $3.5M, South -
$8M. South Rd. between Camp
& Alexander Sts. $7M $12M
LAND: Diamond $550 000:
Meadow Bank, double lot -
$5M, Charlestown $1.2M. Call
CORNER 22 Fort Street
and Wight's Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown, 2-storey concrete
4-bearoom, building,. 2
garages. Best property- best
ocation. Land size appr. 100
ft. by 90 ft. Big investor can
erect a 4-storey concrete
mansion. Call now. Phone 225-
3-BEDROOM house Pin.
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara, in gated
community with 24 ours
security. Modern finish
throughout. Fully furnished,
fenced and landscaped. Solar
hot water, phone and all
utilities. Move in condition.,
immediate possession. Phone
264-2946, 6,1,8-5070.

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NEW Hope, EBD Road,
River, Wharf, Lg. ships, ware
house, active general store,
previous $20M/$12M/US$60
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink,
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car arage,
front view to Public Road. Lo 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410.

Cati Anytime A

(ISO--00FT.) 30.5M
r X
Georgetown two-storey house
28' x 55' plus 15' verandah,
land 50' x 120' with fruit trees.
4-bedroom including master, 2
verandahs, front perch, 3
complete bathrooms. 'enclosed
garage for 2 cars, fully grilled,
alarmed, pressurized overhead
with hot water, mosquito
meshed, Ad, quiet
neighbourhood in a cul-de-sac.
Call 231-5807.
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325,
,612-9574. RESIDENTIAL -
Kingston $35M neg. Prashad
Nagar $22M & $30M ne
BepAir Park $25M, $17M,
Kitty $10M, $15M neg., New
Road $35M, Ruimzeight -
12M, Good Hope $8M.
,BUSINESS Middle Street -
653M Regent Street $80M,
130M neg.,. North Road -
$40M neg., Wellington St. -
Charlestown new concrete 4-
flat business property, 3 600 sq.
ft. total. Easfand 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
THESE are 27% 27% 27%
2007 reduction at Tony Reid's
Realty (East La Penitence -
$75M (Festival City $8M),
(Pike St., Kitty, two-family -
$9M), (D'Andrade St..
Newtown $11.5M)
Alberttown. business and
residence $14.5M Sec 'K' -
$17M, Bel Air Park $19M,
Meadow Brook $16.5M,
D'Urban Back Land $11M,
Prashad Nagar-$12M. Call Ms
Clement 225-2626 225-
5198. Now today It's all up to
your faith only.
GROVE $6.5M. South -
$6.5M, Queenstown $14M.
$35M, $45M, Prashad Nagar -
$16M, $22M, Section 'K1 C/
ville $34M Bel Air $16M,
22M $25M $40M, Kitty -
8.51MV $10M Kingston -
18M, '$35M, $45M, $100M,
Robb Street $80M. s15M,
Regent Street US$2M,
US$1M, S45M. $35M.
Hadfield Street, Stabroek -
$14M, Brickdam $45M. and
other residential and
commercial areas. Call us at
Good Will Realty Pt N -
,._u, zz-2540 or 628-7605.
GOD'S Favourite Realty -
Queenstown two properties in
poor condition on larqe lots.
reduced to US$95 00.0 nn.
th ree- o .-
S--y. uueenstown
property on triple lot ideal for
school, hotel US9~48 000.
Prashad Na ar, executive
property US 80 000, Kitty 3-
Tamity US$50 000, Lamaha
Gardens large concrete
house on double Fot, Sec. K -
new concrete reduced from -
$36M, or US$140 -I5
Meadow Brook G-' u. on :
US$80 00Q Subryanville
mansio, on double lot reduced
to uS$220 000 East La
Penitence $7.5MM Republic
Park only US,80 000. Email:
Call MR. Ronald-Tndhal. Ms
Persaud 225-5198, 225-
3068 or 622-6937.

34M & $29M, Nandy Park -
30M Diamond $4.5M to
14.5M, Ruimzeight Garden -
31M, Enmore huge concrete
g property reduced to $16.5M,
ubryanville on double lot;
Substantial properties in
Queenstown & Lamaha
Gardens, .Vlissengen Road,
Sheriff St., GuySuCo Gardens,
Le Ressouvenir & Republic Park
with pool, Alberttown $22M,
CummingsSt $12M, Kitty -
$5.9M Craig -!$7M, Mc Doom -
$4.5M Leonora $12.75M,
Crane Public Rd., land $3M &
$5M properties with rice mill -
45M, 15 acres, Canal #1-
11.75M, Non Pariel -$4.75,
Annandale $5M David St. -
$26M. TEQL 226-8148/625-1624
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 -
$60M1, CAMP STREET three-
flat residence and going business
-$60M, CAMP STREET two
business I entitles In prime
location $45M, WELLINGTON
ST. this is a huge property
suitable for a mal- 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:

Etdes- $15M & $17M, S25M
HandyPark. $16M
Prashad Nagar- $19M,
Festival City S25M
Bel Air Park- $32M
Kitty- S14M
Queenstown S70M,
Samatha Point -$ SOM
Lamaha Street S$17M
D'Urban Backlatds- $25M
Bell West Housing
Scheme- S34M. MORE.

N.P. Financial Services
223-4928, 609-2201

Direct: 561-628-2230. Office
561-383-6666. Email:
ilatchmans City place
West Palm Beach luxury
Waterfront Condo Features 2br/
2ba. Pvt. Parking Spa. Gym,
Pool, Bus Ctr., Concierge &
Lake views. Enjoy beautiful
sunsets on your Pvt. Balcony.
Price below appraised value.
Offered @ $419 900. Royal
Palm Beach exceptional 4BRi
3BA/3CG home, lake and golf
views. Shows like a model,
wrough iron spiral staircase,
granite and corian counters,
French doors, tiled floors,
decorated to finest detail. A must
see offered @$695 900. "A
GEM". Exceptional 2BR/2BA
Condo located in beautiful
Palm Beach, with breathtaking
panoramic views of the
intracoastal and marina. Fully
upgraded, featuring granite
counters, stainless steel
appliances, wood floors and
much more. A must see to
appreciate. Offered @ $429 900.
Just imagine the possibilities
and peace of mind fulfilling
the needs of the most ditr-c"'"-
..,.oUuyers. Come an
experience this innovative
community. Located on the
beautiful Treasure Coast, this.
magnificent, private community
of beautiful crafted ,, _wo
ouiev nomes on the Treasure
Coas 's most desirable location.
Community boasts. Manned
gates, resort style clubhouse and'
pool, 10 lakes and much more.
Ten minutes to the beach.
Homes range from 1348-3384 sq
ft + boasting 3.4.5 & 5-bedroom
floor nm., e. Approx 60 rins.
rorth of the Palm Beach. Offered
@ $218 990 $295 990 + prices
s own included standard home
site and choice of elevation.
Premium home sales available.
Standard home sites are limited.
Prices and terms are subject to
change without notice.
Renderings, floor plans, paint
colour are conceptual in nature.
Used for illustrate purposes only.
Let us show YOU Iow to benefit
from a changing market.

2 POOLS Tables. Good
condition. Call 268-3548.
TWO five-dish and one four-
dish ploughs. Contact # 623-
CALL 625-7741.
A-~~~~~ ~ ~~~~ L-L-6-.25.-7--4.--..... ............
1 LISTER Arc welder 280
Amp 220v auxiliary 628-3245,
MICROSOFT Digital photo
editing image 9 7000. Tel. 226-
ONE L. T. D 550 cc
Kawasaki. Tel. 646-5599 or 621-
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone
641-2026, 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline
11 speakers 2800 watts. Call
226-2913, 615-1203.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Call 646-9456, 231-1074.
2 COMBINATION safes with
combination and key lock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
PIT bull pups pure bred.
Call Imran 265-2057, 265-
3206, 625-1104.
2 PURE Bred German
Shepherd young adults,
English bloodline. Call 625-
EARTH for sale delivery to
spot. Also Bob Cat rental. Call
SHERWIN Williams Super
Paint 5-gls. pail and 1-gal. All
colours. Tel. 220-1014.
1 14 FT. aluminum box
tray. Contact Shameer 621-
2859 or 260-2806.
ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting .plan 8, 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
FOUR (4) Slate pool tables,
USA made. Tel. 265-2103 -
after lunch. Price $600 000
1 Bar-B-que grill $20 000,
one large Avanti fridge $58
00 0._Ca].646-5988, 226 -2053.
EIGHT weeks old pitbull
(mixed) fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 220-6879.
1 NEW Sansui DVD/VCR
unit, 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Mach. Tel. 225-4937 -
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.
books Office Excel 2007 with
CD. Tel. 226-5934, 646-2187.
COMPUTER books -
Microsoft Office Excel 2007.
Tel. 226-5934, 646-2187 -
13,500. .
pups, 4 months old vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y good condition.
rice $40 000. Call 617-8242-
STEREO set in pieces,
Amp'. deck CD player, horn.
eaualiser cross over, mixer. Call
ONE 850 mini car, one
double stall in Bourda Green's
newly built over. Contact # 233-
0591, 667-6644.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating grading and
leveling of land also done.
Coritact 628-3840 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-ni-,,

NEW shipment of Lister
Better engines and generators
from 3 KVA to 20 KVA. Also Lister
welder. Contact 624-3187.
r,.ei iL MP4 256 MB with
FM Radio USB. r-~ :-
adaptor, etc. $20 :u. T.:i .
5934, 646-2187.
PURE Bred Doberman pups
6 weeks vaccinated &
dewormed. All colours G$22
000 each. Tel. 625-6006.
ONE 7-piece dinette set
one 2 500 watts generator used
. X-box and play station games.
Call 227-3355.
2 HONDA pressure washers.
2 chain saws 2 machines, 2
microwaves, pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-58M'6.
ONE Butcher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact 622-
4955, between 10 am and 5 pm
or 220-6440, anytime after 5 pm.

TOYOTA Mark 11,
immaculate condition. May Tag
washing machine, pressure
pump, automatic air pressure
tank. Tel6. 275-0041.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm or
any time on weekend or Shobha
- ...1. .1-651-2333(US)........ .. ..
OXYGEN and acetylene
cases fast and efficient service.
0 11 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-
2 BRAND new metal
detectors. Suitable for gold work
in the Interior. Price ne .
Contact Gary 222-2063, 222-
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.
RICE Mill No. 5. all modern
mach nery full electrical packing
,and searing machine. No. 68
Corentyne. Contact 338-4209/
HOUSEHOLD furniture,
wares, carpets, fans, bags hair
dryer spa for feet, food stuff. All
at affordable prices. Contact
227-3626, cell 627-8960.
1 DELL C521 Comp uter
AMD3200 (2.0 GHZ) 512MB
80GB 16X DVD-ROM, 17" flat
screen new in box G 160 000.
Tel. 2J3-2546,_623-0501.
SALES on equipment Dell
Laptop, mini DVD camcorder,
professional speaker amplifiers,
EQ0 crossover, TV, microwave,
CD/DVD Burner. Call 645-1059,
669-9386. ...... . '
ONE White Westinghouse -
US imported standing style,
non-frost freezer., inside
measurements 21" width -21"
depth 39" height. Inexpensive.
Contact Tony@ 680-1958.
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower,
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor 1 2-
a" Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000
generator. dall 267-2329.
1 75 KVA FG Wilson
generator set with 4-cylinder

board engin me (working)Price -
$650 00. 1 18 uu0 watts.
diesel generator working). Price
- $380 000. Call 661-0122 or
d..1t STAN DARD b-bed.7'-tpc
dinette set, 1 3-pc. suite,
washing machine, 1 wardrobe.
Price neg. No reasonable offer
refused. Call 226-9316. 225-
6293, 629-7512, 628-7328.

microwave TV VCR, computer,
music system '- car, wardrobe,
vanity, cameras, heac. qight -
Toyota SERA. Much more.
Phone 223-1885, 642-3722.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable prices.

p3m.8 0 C
500 AND UNDER. 220-4791
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

NEW HP Computer P4, 1.6
GHZ CPU 512 MB memory 80
GB Hard drive DVD RW/CD RW
Fax modem 17-n flat screen -
S160 000. Contact Mark Tel. #
28-5168, 626-6880.,
AUTO initernr.ational the
AiUencan gpab hParts Dealer
and Service in all American,
European and Japanese Spares.
Automatic & standard
transmissions specialist. Tel.
223-0145, 225-5509, 628-9793.
CAUSTIC soda 55 lbs $4
640, alum, 55 Ibs .$5 800, Soda
ash, 55 Ibs $8 700, Sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200, granular
chlorine, chlorine gas. Prices
include VAT. Phone 233-0654,
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive, 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modern, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-RM'"
or CD Burner, flonp'd" . Cl
623-7875 ,.y drive. Call

HURRY HURRY Steel rods.
In various sizes I/" from low as -
$860 + VAT wholesale and
retail. Imran general Store, Mon
Repos Railway Embankment,
220-7154, 220-0659 or 621-
1066. Hurry, while stocks-last.
1 LONG Base canter MMC,
1 Short Base dump canter MMC,
1 forklift, 2-ton, 1 7-ton truck
dump ramp, 1 Honda 5600 watts
generator, 2 -ton bucket with
hydraulic hose and control
valve. Contact 612-6165 270-
4165 8pm 5pm, 270-4102 -

COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Photoshop 10
Core Draw 13, Office 2007, 2006
Quickbooks & Peach tree
Accounting Point-of-Sale,
Encarta 2007, Typing and
children educational, games and
much more. Call Anthony 227-
8010, 625-7090.
BRAND new Master Croft
tools jigsaw $25 000, Mitre saw
-$35 000, 240-piece socket set -
$70 000, 192-piece socket set -
$60 000 166-piece socket set -
a$50 000 55- piece Alankey set
- $11 000, 6 pieces Router bit
set -$5 000, 30-piece jigsaw
blades $7 6000 33-piece drill
and screw bits $7 000. Contact
Mark. Tel. # 228-5168, 626-6880.
ARRIVALS 2 6-head 4" x 8".
Robinson Moulder 1- 4-head 4"
x 12" Robinson Moulder, 1 5-
head 4" x 8" Robinson Moulder,
1 6-head 4"x4" Robinson
Moulder, 1 24" thickness 2 12"
thickness and jointer, I Radial
arm saw square block 4", 6", 7"
8" 9" slotted blades 3", 4" 6", 8",.
10" bolts & nuts fdr square
blocks. Tel. # 270-6460, 607-
7852, 644-0150.
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 18
metal hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete with wires, disco lights,
fogging machine. One Nissan 4x
4 complete with bed liner search
lamps and winch. Call 283-7305
or 618-8996.
x space saver quiet drive thread
mil with incline, fully automatic.
New Samsung D600 Cell phone
boxed with accessories software
CD, charger, manual, ear phone,
head set and added accessories.
Now original Samsung Blue
tooth head set (boxed). 128MB
memory card, original Samsung
soft leather case. Professional
canon camera with additional
.lenses and lots of other
accessories.. Craftsman bush-
cutter (used), tyres with rim and
hub caps (4 holes). Call 684-
JUST arrived new shipment
of cars and home audio, Gold
Horns, Amplifiers, speakers, wide
range of tweeters, equalizers, car
alarms, mixers and CD car decks
in many brands, blast king, audio
pipe,zebra, power acoustic
anasonic. XXX, Pyle, and
Pioneer, Power capacitors,
complete speaker boxes for
home and cars, PA Systems,
cordless phones, wireless
microphones, voltage regulators;
power inverters, R modulator,
TV antennas, DVD players of
home and cars. TV boosters. TV
cables, all types of RCA cables
12 volts power wire in different
gauges, speaker wire in all
gages, (1).H.P. Computer Weslo
read mill and many more
items. Available in wholesale
and retail quantities. D. P. & H.
Nehaul General Store, 274-0424
or 274-0435.

1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
ONE Toyota Tundra.
F 150. Te 623-5534,
1 RED Toyota Tundra. G.1.I
Series 2 aii 669-0496.
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880
6 1 2 7 6 6 6. P R I C
1 HILUX 4 X 4 AC. CD
$2.9M. TEL. 227-2664.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel..
2.31-4586, 622-6448.
TOYOTA AT 140. Drives
good. tape deck. etc $275 000.
61-2511, 621-0868.
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition. a/c. Contact Numbers:
610-9218, 231-9140
ONE, Austin Maestro 500
car, one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013.
218 ON- a0u 000. CALL

ONE Toyota Tacoma, 2 x 4,
excellent condition, low mileage
$2M neg. Tel. 640-0702, 640-

1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump,
20-cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call
1 AT 170 CARINA- EFI 1
Long Base RZ minibus, EFI.
Tel. 229-6533, 613-2798.
1 LEYLAND DAF truck -
GJJ series 1 Toyota Tundra
2000 year 1 -192 Carina. Tel.
# 641-1127.
ONE Honda Civic PJJ
series immaculate condition.
Call 227-2740 or 615-2951.
KITTY one fully secure,
2-bedroom a t. with
telephone from April 1. Tel.
1 EP 71 Starlet Turbo.
automatic, mao rims.. $725
000. Contact Rocky 225-
ONE RZ minibus, BHH
series, long base excellent
condition. Price $1.4M neg.
Call 227-3862,. 622-6673
ONE Nissan Atlas Canter
Long Base 15-ft tray, excellent
worKing condition. Price -
$1.2M neg. Tel. 274-0828, Cell
AE 91 Sprinter
automatic, AC, CD deck, good
condition, PGG series 622-
7797. Best offer.
ONE Nissan Bluebird
motor car good working
condition. Price $280 00(T.
Tel. # 276-1415, 609-9253.
DATSUN 5S1G back wheel
drive, PCC series. Phone 225-
4427 after 5 pm, daytime 226-
3336, 8:30 am t 5p .........
RZ MINIBUS excellent
condition BHH series. Music.
mags and more $1 250 000
neg. Call 645-8870 or 222-
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in
excellent condition with all
bars, 1 Nissan 4 x 4 Nissan
Caravan. Tel. 225-8802, 629-
2 TOYOTA T100 Extra
Cab Pick-ups. 5-Speed &
Automatic 4 x 4. Call 629-
4979 or 220-7430.
SUNNY B15 2003
Model. Finished only 6 000
miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call 225-
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-
3438 price $850 neg.
ONE AT 192, in excellent
condition fully powered, AC,
alarm, remote start. Tel. No.
CALDINA Wagon 5E,.
auto. full powered, fresh from
Japan. 74 Sheriff St. 226-
cat eye, hardly used $1.3MvI,
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 RZ MINIBUS. BHH serie-
excellent condition, mags, etc.
Price neg. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 220-9818, 684
ONE Toyota Camry- back
wheel drive, PDD series, just
sprayed over. Call K. Chand -
1 LEYLAND 420 trock, 1
Ford 4000 Tractor. 1 Corolla
AE 81. All reasonably priced.
Tel. 265-6058, 629-1515.
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
AT 170 Carina 17" fms. 4
AGF f' ;-I, engine,.Pioneer
music system. crystal lights.
Contact 641-4210-.
GX 71 Toyota Mark 11.
Good working condition and
fully powered. Price $750 000
negotiable. Contact' 20-
34 10.
Corona excellent
condition. mag rims, fog
lamps. original spoiler. Price
neg. Telephone_6 22-0322.
1 TOYOTA Ceres motor
car, excellent condition, mag
rims, CD player AC, etc. Price
neg. Call 614-5b34, 645-7527.
AA 60 CARINA. Price -
$200 000; one RT 100 gear
$9wn 01o Phone 444-
2361 or'622-6387 (Cell
200F "; -"
,jYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra. fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE-AA 60 Carina,' in
excellent working condition,
need., -body work, tape deck, AC
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
023 3.

q 717/ M

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24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2007

1 RZ MINIBUS long base.
late BHH, AC, CD player, mags.
Tel. 233-2939 or 616-2939.
TOYOTA Townace, 12-
seater power steering good
condition $525 0 neg.
Contact Hynter 231-1271, 610-
PHH Series Toyota Hilux
.Surf 4 x 4 5-door, AC, CD,
automatic, crash bar, etc.
$2.4M. Call Shahab 276-
0313, 626-1141.
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina -
(back wheel drive), manual.
fully powered, mag rims
private --'$550 000. C contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
Nissan B13 Sentra,
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Price
1 650 000. Contact 2cky -
1 NISSAN Sunny (JN
100) SN13 diesel engine, L
Hand, PHH Series, manual.
650 000. Contact Rocky -
1 TOYOTA 212 Carina,
PJJ Series, never in hire,
automatic, full owered, a/c,
mag rims. $1M.7M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra -
manual, fully powered. AC.
(flip lights), immaculate
condition. Price $675 000.
Contact .Rocky 225-1400/
621-5902. ___
AE 100 TOYOTA Sprinter
-- automatic, fully powered,
AC mag rims private -
$1.NM. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-
door mani- 4. .1 4 ir ,hi ,
le ft h a n d ,-r;,;ra .,i: ... ,.ji .:,,-,
Price $1.6M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(Turbo) manual, fullV
powered AC, (2-door). CO
blaver, alarm, spoiler $775
000 Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902..
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona -
( full light) automatic, fully
powered, a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
TOYOTA Townac'e
ETC. $775 000 NEG. Call
621-9210, 218-4102.
from Jaan 5A .
sun rbof, rea. a ,
performance suspension.
cargo cover fuhv power.ed.
Q n..- . 74
SAT 192. AT 212 C 2.
1'4-. C' "- E a -

-1, i .,,-, 1 .1 . *. i .. R o y a l
Auto Sal- oi Te! __-.26V4,
612-6333. 609-9112 or 212
Almond and New Garden Sts..
WE have AT 192. AT 212,
Honda Civic. Jeeo and many
more. Contact u's at Royal
Auto Sales .on Tel. 227-2664,
612-6333, 609-9112 or 212
Almond and New Garden Sts.,
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona
car. Automatic, recently
refurbished, split lights, AC.
PW, PM. P Ec v o .vheels.
tape deck _-' .. AE 81
Sprinter used front burner,
grill, back ',wind shield. Tel.
619-5087. 218-3018.
MITE'_,'Ei-_Hi Galant- PJJ
series. : 1 condition.
fully autoinatic. Pete's Aut,..
Salrc: I- r" C- r,-, I.. Qt-
Guyana (behind Brickdarn
._-. -e 'C rch. .ut i to
Geor e Stree- Tel. 226-":1,
2 ,- ~5 231-7432.
GX 91 MARK 11, PJJ
series, excellent condition
".14,, ijtrmatic Pete's Auto
Sales Lot 02 George buGet,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Guyana (behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-9951.
.226-5546, 231-7432.
PHH series, excellent
.-,r, fully automatic,
show rooms style. Peie'- AUtO
Sales Lot 02 George Street.
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Guyana (behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church. ;,,ito
George Street). Tel. .,:..'
226-5546. 231-7432,
DAVID Auto Sales. We
buy and sell used vehicles
locate 238 South Rd &
Alexander St.- AT 170 Carina
,iroila AE 100 i ra r ,' r,-
C lorola k nn, AI a n21s
Carina 1i J -. er
Mon. Fri.. 229-
580 ( C -, Il with
t i ract. 'K, :' wheel
3 tonr s vibrating roller.
I j, jood working co nditions.
Call 623-3404 222-6708.

1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
ONE 2000 limited Toyota 4-
Runner powered leather seats,
sun ropf 20" rims, alarm
pioneer DVD Player, etc. Call
ONE B 14 Sentra motor car
with crystal lights, CD player and
mag rims. Price $1 300 000.
CalT 227-3336 or 231-4100.
1 15-SEATER RZ minibus,
excellent condition. Price -
1.4M. Tel. 667-7028,
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue PKK series, W/ CD, AC, etc.
4 20" mag rims (nickel). W/6
lugs. Tel. 231-0336, 625-3898.
... ... ..I.. 2. 33._... ... ...5. 3.......8.....
AT 192 $1 150 000, RAV-4
-PJJ series mags, roof rack etc.
- $2.6M. Clean. Unique Auto
Sales 227-3551, 64 -0856.
AT 192 $1.3M G-Touring
Wagon 17" rims, roof rack etc -
$1.5M RAV-4 $2.6M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
Series $ 1 150 000 neg., 1 AT
170 Corona PGG Series. 45
engine $95d0 000 neg. Call 222-
2640, 613-8221.
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over. excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel. 220-
4103, 616-0956.
TOYOTA Long base Canter
truck, GGG series, in excellent
condition $1.3M neg. Call 276-
0313, 626-1141 Shahab.
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
C rin3 EFI, fully powered.
TI. ,-2905, 641-3821.
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3 doors,
cood condition, CD/Tape player,
bubble tray, dual air bag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 22(T-
ONE AT 190 Corona auto,
fullM loaded, mags, etc. One AE
100 Marino auto. fully
powered, etc. Tel. 270-4465,
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina. 1 SV 40 Camry. AE
91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288. 231-0555. All prices neg.
1 AT 170 Toyo,a motor car.
'F ;i -utomnatic. Excellent
.,,r .... Price $700 000. 1
,. -, F 13 Stick Gear
$500,000 Call 629-4236.
1 LADIES mnotorc yle 80CC,
i "' : -,-, door 1 Toyota
T -. 12-sealer. No
". i refused Call

190E,. nn-,-.f $1 300 000;
BMW ',. :.-I fully equipped -
$.850 000 Both in ..-.i ,-,I
Best offer. ,- .- .

1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4,
PHH. series. automatic riii
powered, AC. mag rims. sunroof.
step bar. immaculate condition,
hardly used $2M. Contact.
Rocky 225-1400. 6211-5902.
FOR the best reconditioned
*Hi-;' in stock are IRZ
EFI. new model., cat
eye, diesel; RZ, AT 192, 2004
Tacoma 4 x 4, Tundra 4 x 4, AT
212. new model, canter trucks.
Credit and Trade-in available at
Paul Camacho Auto Sales. 111
Croal St., Stabroek (between-
Albert & Oronoque Et? Tel.
225-077.3 (0), 629-7..,.,
GX 91 MARK 11, excellent
-,, Mitsubishi Galant.
; I Lancer. Premio 210
Corona, 212 Carina. AT 192
Carina AE 110 Comolla and
S o .r i n t e r A E n r'- ,-, , "
Sprinter. G & I j', i ,i
'AT 70 Coroni .
r_ riter ,
'" .i h a r : - .. i
BUE, I ,
Short Base, EFi .. i -.,. Ei-Wi
and BJJ series. Town Ace and
Lite Ace. automatic and gear, 4-
RUNNER: Single and Exfra Cab,
4-Kuri ii" C 't .nrl RAVA-4, PHHI
and PJJ series. Pete's Auiu
Sale. Lot 02. George'Street.
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
(Behind Brickdam Cathredal
Church. South into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951. 226-
5546, 231-7432.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
80. Automatic tramigiSSiOO 3F
en ine, 4 500 cc er'lgine, EFI,
ful y powered. windows door
locks, self start, alarm, AM/FM,
stereo and CD player automatic
Def lock for four-wheel drive
inside, leather seats, high and
low range drive, 4 new Good
Year tyres and rnag rim y r.
rrash bar, fog lamps. ', 1.,1
Ptcering wheel, roof rack back
i gilleu. b K C bar. 5
new 12s i ,, i ir..,1 ,
'" oer, a. ,., ii, ,,, excellent.
wei, . '- security
system from years 1
months old, PJJ ,ries
Immaculate condition, excellent
',I i nd fuel consumption,
r, never went in the
Interior Owner migrat ing -
;$8:61vl neg 641-2284

Corolla NZE 121. AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172,
LN 170 RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107, LN 107, LN
165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169,
Toyota Hilux Single Cab LN
106, Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185
YN 13 KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV,
Toyota Carina AT 192, AT-
212, Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV RO1, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15 Toyota Mark
2 GX 100 Lancer CK'2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel kZH110,
Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer SC2A,
Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-8953,
226-1973, 227-3185, Fax.
227-3185. We give you the
best cause you deserve
the best.

WORK. CALL 650-0655.
1 MAID age 45 50.
Call 231-2977.- ask for Bibi
COOK. CALL 222-4507, 623-
ONE Cook and Cleaner
needed, 30 35 years, Call 231-
EXCAVATOR Oper-.- -r-!
i .i Operator. C..-,-i

and cars need.-. C -.
DISPATCHER & Drivers to
work in Taxi Service Tel. 225-
5075, 225-7364.
A HIRE car Driver to work
car around Georgetown at
Taxi Service 6 1-2284.
WAITRESS. Barman. Cook
and FI'. J, ..-.> Contact 223-
1682, :.. l i J.,
SECURITY Guards. Call
Security Supervisor. 624-5082.
Ages 30 50.
LIVE-IN Domestic, 18 25
years. Call 227-0060. 629-1939
1 WAITRESS. Contact Baby,
1 'B' Shell Rd., Kitty. Tel. 227-
WANTED wanted 14 x 12
space in G/town or Sheriff St.
Call # 643-1005.
225-1837. BETWEEN 8AM AND
4:30 PM. -
EXCAVAT'-.F i .1 -,,., to
S t., ;,, he ... . _, I #
_' or 626-6909.
WELDERS and Fabricators
at 331 Cummings Street. Tel
231-1404 or 621-5310.
FARM hand to work at Mocha
Village. Accommodation
provided. Call 668-6070.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic from
country area. y 3O C 4 veers.
Tel. 223-0742.
ONE Carpenter and Mason
to do repairs and casting of
bridge. 641-2284.
ONE live-in Domestic from
17 years and onwards from tha
c 'nt,, -rp' 641-2284.
PUMP Attendants. Apply
with ID & NIS Cards, 2
recommendations to Esso. Mc
LEE : '. opposite
Public :' Cook to
nimake 'P,. l ji Call 231-
TEX Gas 100-lb and 10-lb
cylinders in good condition.
Exchange 10-lb for 20-lb. Tells
Cteel. 231-3265.
ONF experienced
Dispatcher and one p,. .o t be.
trained as a Dispatcher. Cal .
3336 or 231-4110.

ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat apartment in Ogle, 'Industry,
Goedverwagting Area. Call 615-
ONE experienced Auto
Electrician. Call Victor on tel. #
222-4583, cell 626-0622
between 8 am and 6 pm.
WAITRESSES, Bar irls and
Cook. Apply at Doc's Pool Bar,
.315 Middle St. or call 616-9900.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
leaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906.
....... ._.. ... .... ..2. . .
experience necessary. Age 40 yrs
and over. Salary negotiable.
622-9961, 231-9176
Earl's Court, LBI and 2-flat house
in good condition $10M -
$1 2M.Call 646-5231.
Waitresses. Attractive salary.
Apply to Caribbean Express, Pike
St; C/ville. Tel. 227-6552, 628-
-9 8 -..... ... .... ................................. ................
DRIVER..Apply at
Permesnar's General Store, 134
King Street, Georgetown.
Sharon's Boutique. Tel. # 225-
6 6 0 8 ......................................................................


Properties for

rental or sale.

Available clients.




ONE (1) minibus Driver to
wo'k from 6 pm to 11 pm on Kitty/
Camrpbellvile Route. Call 666-
1 MAID to work in G/town,
i-"' I from country area.
-,, ,e-in. Tel. 627-9773

WAITRESS Cleaner. Must
be able to answer phone. Apply
in .F:,,- to Hilton Restaurant
1 C--,- ii & Middleton Sts., C/
ville. Tel. 226-58i8.
BOND Clerks. Must be able
bodied and know to read and
write Apply to The Manager,
Kei -Shar's, 5 Camp St.,
9700 .. ..
1 DRIVER, 1 Accounts Clerk,
1 Handyman, Billing Clerk,
Porters. "Hamid General Store.
244 Regent St. 225-3811, 226-
8961 ..
ONE live-in Maid. Must be
able to cook. clean home, and
take care of dogs, ducks and
meat birds. Contact Tel. 610-
TWO mature males to work
in bodywork shop. Must know to
fill andspray. Contact Andrew at
32 Sheriff & Dadanawa Sts, C/
PORTERS. Apply in person with
written application to Regent
Household Electronics, 143
Regent Road, 227-4402.
Apply in person with written
application to Regent
Household & Electronics, 143
Regent Roaa, 227-.,_.
cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's I-laaal
Restaurant, 5 commerce St.,

Apply in 'person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St.
G/towna. 9 -11am.
DOORBOYS honest,
I. -:,', ir 4 and pleasant.
.... -;, .. A, pn in person
to Daswanev s -154 Kin StreetL
Lacytown. Phone 225-80,36.
Waiters, Kitchen Assistant,
Handyboys. Apoly in person.
Hack s Halaal Restaurant. 5
Commerce Street, G/town. 9 amrn
11 am.
COMMERCIAL properties
lands/business -i : .-.ii,. '
bonds and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148,

'Race role' in

tobacco smoke risk

Passive smoking may pose a different risk to African Ameri-
can children than their white counterparts, US research sug-
The study, featured in the journal Chest, examined 220 chil-
dren with asthma exposed to cigarette smoke. More than half were
The researchers measured levels of cotinine, a substance pro-
duced by the body as it metabolises nicotine.
The black children showed significantly higher levels than the
white children.
Cotinine is an indicator of nicotine being metabolised, but it
does not itself have a negative effect.
However, the study does suggest that race affects how a body
responds to tobacco.
Lead researcher Dr Stephen Wilson, from Cincinnati Children's
Medical Center, said: "It looks as though some genes may vary.
By itself, this may not matter, but it could play a role when ex-
ternal factors,,like tobacco smoke, come into play."
The next step was to communicate the results to parents to
try to encourage lifestyle changes, he said.

Testing hair
All of the children examined in the US research had the symp-
toms of persistent asthma and werd exposed to at least five ciga-
rettes per day. They were aged between five and 12-years-old.
They were tested for cotinine three times over the course, of
one year, using serum and hair samples. '
The level of smoke in the home of each participant was also
regularly measured.
Results indicated that while the African-American children
spent less time exposed to tobacco smoke than the white chil-
dren, the cotinine levels in their hair samples were four times higher.
Dr Somnath Mukhopadhyay, a specialist in childhood asthma
at Dundee University, welcomed the research.
"It would come as no surprise to me that there are genotypic
differences between these children and their Caucasian counter-
parts," he said.
"But research on.the effects of passive smoking have tended
to focus on white children. Very little has been done comparing
Chest is the journal of the American College of Chest

BARBER Net & Kimberly
Express invite BARBERS &
CONTRACT CARS to be oart'of
their team. P-'p' rinr; for World
Cup Cricket. '" I'.. 624-8789.
225-4752, 225-6002.
PLANNING your wedding?
Call on the experts at Trails and
Treassures, Wedding and Gift
Shop to make your dream day a
reality. Tel # 225-6296 or visit us
at 346 East Sl.. N/C/Burg. G!/town
ONE Domestic worker to
wash. press, clean and do
-- i-: housework. Also -.,
: <,.l Know how to deal ...,,
i,,,,,- i ages 10, 11 and 17.
Working hours 7 am 3 prm.
Interested person contact Eunice
Ma or at Tel. # 218-4524, 645-
2979 or 628-0756. .

r I'tmn s Iol~r:

TRINIDAD Domestic.
under 25 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.

Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-662.8 Or
ri, .lfr,,r.i q,1.,1. ,, .y f. -. S O"

OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases #58 Village,
Corentyne Berbice. Phone 338-
2221 & 338-2335. (David

GOING business place,
30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beaut!' !y tiled office 30ftx25ft.
-'.A bedroom house fully grilled
in N/A.Call 333-zouu.
UPPER flat of two-storeyed
Building for business purposes -
locatedin Coburg Street (next to
Police .. s. Call.
Telephone # 618-6634

ClIRCUITCityIntemetCaf6 and
Computer School, Lot 2-
D'Edwvard Viiiagi, W!/C/B. All
Internet facilities,
photocopying, Scanning and
Fax Services. Tel. # 327-5369
or 625-7189.

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

GX 90 MARK 11, in
good conditio-n.
contact # 339-4525 or
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFI) automatic, fully
B powered. 330 Bedford
ump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-
CAR Tech Enterprise -
honest, integrity, quality.
"hicles from $1.8M up,
Corolla L- l our n.. i. a.
Carina, Corolla ZE Hiace
minibus, Ipsum, RAV-4, CRV.
All vehicles are imported in
top quality and low mileage.
A. 70 Co'rriverton
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From back page
a single game in South Africa four years ago where India were
The defeat plunged Indian qualifying hopes into disarray from the
toughest group which 1996 diampions Sri Lanka are favoured to top.
Rahim ran with arms raised in delight after he hit paceman
Munaf Patel pastcover to fetch the winning run.
Bangladesh paceman Mashrafe Mortaza claimed four for
38 with excellent support from left-arm spinners Mohammad
Rafique and Abdur Razzak, who took three wickets apiece af-
ter leaving the batsmen parched for runs in the morning.
Teenager Iqbal showed no stage fright and dashed Indian hopes
of pulling things back in the afternoon.
He stepped out to smash both new ball bowlers Ajit Agarkar
and Zaher Khaner Khan, whom he hit for 15 runs in one over.

Ireland shock sends ...

From back page

easily the best effort by any
of the batsmen on a green
wicket which Ireland's
seamer loved.
But when he tried to hit off-
spinner Shoaib Malik for six with
21 needed and six wickets still in
hand, he was stumped.
Panic set in as Andrew
White was caught at short leg
and Kyle McCallan edged to
slip in the next over, off Rao
But O'Brien's brother
Kevin stayed to the end as he
and skipper Trent Johnston
eked out the remaining runs
Ireland could now lose to
West Indies and still qualify for
the Super Eight stage, but they
are uot definitely there yet.
Pakistan, on the other hand.
rated fourth in the world in one-
day internationals, go home.
Ireland held every catch
going, produced some inspired
stops in the field and even
shrugged off some dubious
umpiring decisions.
Their only failing was a gen-
erous offering of 23 wides but still
Pakistan came up short.
The first opportunity for
Irish celebration came when
Dave Langford-Smith bowled a




peach of a delivery at
Mohammad Hafeez in the first
over, which the batsman edged
When Boyd Rankin then had
Younis Khan caught in the slips
for a duck, the Test nation had to
rebuild from 15-2.
Imran Nazir (24) and
Mohammad Yousuf (15) added
41, but when Rankin and
Langford-Smith were replaced by
Johnston and Andre Botha, the
two big wickets fell.
Yousuf drove a wide ball
from Johnston straight to point
before Inzamam edged his
third ball to the solitary slip.
Given obvious confidence by
that strike, Botha (2-5 from eight
overs) began to extract huge
inswing and made life intolerable
for Nazir.-
Eventually, the opener de-
parted for 24, Eoin Morgan tak-
ing his second catch in the slips.
Wiekets continued to tumble.
despite the best efforts of
Kamran Akmal (27), and
Johnston's captaincy was spot on
as he brought back Boyd for
some extra pace.
The bowler dug a couple
in, and both Akmal and Azhar
Mahmood spooned catches to
Johnston at mid-wicket.
After Mohammad Sami
and Iftikhar had added a gutsy
25 for the ninth wicket, spin-

He also hit two sixes off Patcl over point and Zaheer over long
on until he edged Patel to wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni.
Patel also removed.Aftab Ahmed (8) but Rahim. dropped by
Dhoni on eight off Patel, steadied the innings with Saqibul.
India floundered against pace and spin in the morning.
Mortaza, 23, forced struggling opener Virender Sehwag (2)
to chop an in-comaing ball on to the stumps and Robin Uthappa
(9) to mis-time a drive to be caught at point to give Bangladesh
the upper hand straightaway.
Spinner Razzak replaced Morlaza and claimed the prized scalp of
Sachin Tendulkar (7) after the premier batsman. playing in his fifth World
Cup, edged a drive on to his pads to wicketkeeper Rahimn.
Opener Sourav Ganguly prevented total batting humiliation in
a battingorder where three of the top five batsmen each had the
experience of over 10 000 one-day runs behind them.
Ganguly made a painstaking 66 and dug in till the 44th over,
adding 85 runs with Yuvraj Singh (47) for the fifth wicket.
Bangladesh bowlers then snapped up five wickets for two runs.
to reduce the innings to 159 for nine before the last wicket pair of
Zaheer and Patel put on 32 runs.
The tourm'namnent ends with the final in Barbados on April 28.

ner McCallan took the last two
wickets as wild slogs were held
in the deep.
Pakistan had been bowled
out for 132 in the 46th over.
The wicket.was still provid-
ing assistance for the bowlers
when Ireland hatted.
Jeremy Bray. the hero against
Zimbabwe. was adjudged lbw to
Sami, who also trapped Morgan
the same way to make it 15-2.
O'Brien, who moved from
Kent to Northants in January, and'
William Porterfield added a vital
37 for the Irish.
Then Hafeez's arm ball pro-
duced the third wicket,
Porterfield playing on to his
But O'Brien took a liking
to the off-spinner, cutting and
driving for precious boundaries
and Pakistan were toiling
Suddenly. Inzamam's men
were given a lift when umpire
Brian Jerling, who had already
made some strange decisions.
elected to give BothM oul caught
at short leg.
Replays showed the ball
missed contact with bat or gloves.
by nearly a foot.
A further 11 runs were added
after that before the rain came, and
when play resumed the umpires
soon began looking at their meters
But play continued, and
O'Brien continued to bat
freely. He hit Malik for one

HUSSAIN: In lo,,rin memory' f

Sunnse: June 12,. 1941 ,
Sunsel. March 15, 2003

A mother's love is something 0
that no one can explain
It is made of deep devotion and sacrifice and pain
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
for nothing can destroy it ot take that love away..

It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking...
it believes beyond believing when the world around condemns
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems...

It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation
And it still remains a secret like the mvstpf ;c aeation...
a many splendn,- ,iace man cannot understand and
another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding hand.



"Sadly missed by your children- Farida, Anao, Zalika, Ayube, Hafiz, Fa:ewla, '
Raymond, Fazie, sonis-in-law, daughler.-in-law and gran:kcilden all .' the 1lSA

d I ,In:.eiiedl, h,. your grandson in Guyana Michael T Biave (ladv) l

straight six-but could not re-
peat the feat.
When Iftikhar immediately
took his two wickets, 16 were
still needed and seven wickets re-
At this stage. the overs were
not an issue, but the ever-decreas-
ing light was.
Kevin O'Brien and skipper
Johnston eked out the singles, be-
fore a Johnston square cut for four
and some Pakistan wides finally
eased the tension.
Finally, Johnston freed his
arms and slammed Mahmood
into the stands at long-on. The
party could begin. (BBC Sport)

.. In loin :1 r erm or, f j ,,ur '-.-'-
J"dear A nd Ingr1r o mr ltfhei
." rarii na m ,lher gre l* grand ... ,.
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sister and aunt KARAMDAI '
GAITRE of 1 Recess
Mahaicony, East Coast \ /
Demerara, who died on v
March 18-, 2006.
One year has passed since that sad day
When our dear mother was called away
It was sad and sudden
Mother goes beyond the call of duty to
provide for her children's needs
If that child is the doer of good or wrongful deed
She is always in control
M is for the million things she gave us
0 means only that she's grown old
T is for the tears that she shed to save us
H is for her heart of pure gold
E is for her eyes with love light shining
R means right and right she'll always be "-7
Mother is a word that means the world. '-'
Sadly missed by her two sons Seew and Ganesh, three daughters
^ Nadira, Ahilia,.and Vidya, grand children Lorita, Dolly, Shelly,
Steven, Ryan, Tania, Chris, Vashti, and Bobby, great grand child
L Richard, daughters and sons-in-law Nadira, Vedo, Davanand, and |
f. Rohan, grand sons-in-law Hemant and Brian, Brothers, sisters,
sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
We all love you mom, we miss you very much. .
May Lord Krishna grant your soul eternal peace.

In loving everlasting and Cherished
memory of my loving husband and
our caring father,

Late Senior Engineer of GPL and of
15 Seaforth Street, Campbellville.
Born April 1939 and departed
this life on March 19, 2000. .

It has been seven years since God had taken you from us
Loving memories we will never forget
Sadly missed along life's way
With silent thought and deep regret ..-
We think of you everyday "
No longer in our life to share
,- But in our hearts you are always there -
I c:_'.,This day is remembered and quietly kept f!
No words are needed, we shall never forget j- -
) For those we love don't go away
They walk besides us everyday
Unseen and unheard, but always near "
So loved. So missed, and so very dear

Acchedyo Yam addanyo yam Akledyo sosya eva ca
Nityah sarva gatah sthanur Acalo yam sanatanah,

This individual Sc'Ji is unbreakable and in soluble and can be neither
burned nor dried. He is everlasting, present, every where, unchangeable,
immovable and eternally the same Bh.uga ;ad Citu Chlipter Ti o Text 24

Forever and always remembered by your loving wife, sons,
S daughters-in-law, grand children, sister, brothers-in-law,
sister-in-law, relatives and friends.

May Lord Shiva grant his soul eternal rest
Sleep o.. __r one for the Lord is there with you
We will always miss you and love you. Y* I


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The family and relatives
of the late SYBIL
,N would hike to eqpresc
heartfelt thanks and
appreciation to the many friends and well
,^ wishers for your prayers, support and acts
of kindness in this time of bereavement.
". Inserted by her son Mihael ,

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In memory of our
dearest one
who departed this
life on March 19, 2004.

I have onlY' slipped a



Neal and Massy victories for GNIC and GCC

FORMER West Indies off-
spinner Clyde Butts produced
a fine 'all-round performance
to lead Guyana National In-
dustrial Corporation (GNIC)
to an exciting six-run win
over Demerara Cricket Club
(DCC) in one of the two
Demerara zone rain-affected
first round Neal and Massy
40-over first division cricket
competition at the DCC
ground in Queenstown yes-
Butts, currently a West
Indies senior selector, hit an ex-
plosive 35 in his team's 167 for
eight in the reduced 24 overs
while he returned with the ball
to grab three important wickets,
conceding 15 runs from 4.5
overs while DCC made 161 all
out in 23.5 overs in reply.
After GNIC were asked to
take first strike, national fast
bowler Rayon Griffith
weighed in with an impres-
sive batting display hitting 60,
which included five sixes and
two fours while off-spinner
Dennis Squires took three
for 45 from his five overs.
In DCC's innings, Trevon
Garraway led the fight with 35
which contained two fours and
two sixes, Squires chipped in
with a cameo 30 with two fours
and. a solitary six while Ron
Ramnauth and Utom Munroe
made 22 (2x4) and 20 (1x6, 2x4)
Supporting Butts was me-
dium pacer Garfield Newton
with two for 26 from four


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Call me hy miny old familiar nIatme
Speak to tme in/ the eas w'aiy which you ali'ways it.sed
\ Laughl as we always laughed together
Pityr, smile, think oJ me, prafor itme .-
Let my namnte he the household word it always was

/. ~- -%Let it he spoken without effort
SLifef muenas all that it ever meant I ,
It is the same as it ever tas

/ )There is absolutely unbroken continuity' 4( ,
iy shouldld I be out of your mind 1
/ V" .Because I amn out of iOr ei/ht? "
I amt hut waiting for you, for ami interval
Somne'where, very near just around the corner
/ 11 is well, nothing i past. nothing is lost
One brief mom,'ent and all will he
As it was heore onlr better ,
Infinitely happier and forever
I e i- 'ill all he one together with God
.' Fore'er %%ill be remembered by her losing children, p
..,. grand children, brother, daughters-in-law, ','.
,' ;... .' ,' sons-in-law and other relati es /,.. .

overs, bowling for the win-
And at Lusignan Commu-
nity Centre ground, the home
team suffered a massive nine-
wicket defeat at the hands of
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC). The hosts took first
strike and made only 161 with

Surajpaul Deosaran making 49
(4x4, 1x6), Vishnu Ramjeet with
40 (4x4) and Narvan Singh with
25 (2x4).
When the city boys batted,
they hit the jackpot in the 38th
over for the loss of one wicket
with Ricardo Jadunauth hitting
61 with seven fours and a six

while Wasim Haslim chipped in
with 46 (5x4, 2x6) and Vishal
Singh who scored 44 inclusive
of four fours.
The rest of the scheduled
matches were reportedly rained
out. The second round is set to
resume today at 11:00 h.
(Ravendra Madholall)

By John Mehaffey

(Reuters) Watching the ball
disappear over the boundary
ropes six times in an over is
an experience, which breeds
a philosophic acceptance of
fate in the unfortunate
Certainly Malcolm Nash,
Tilak Raj and now Daan van
Bunge the only three men to
experience it in elite cricket -
will never be allowed to forget'
their supporting roles in one of
the rarer sporting feats.
On Friday the Dutchman
van Bunge, was struck for six
sixes in an over by South Afri-
can Herschelle Gibbs in a World
Cup Group A match at Warner
Park, a first in one-day interna-
tional cricket.
Twenty-two years ago, all-

. rounder Ravi Shastri depos-
ited Tilak Raj for six sixes in
an Indian domestic match
while the most famous ex-
ample remains Garfield So-
bers' six in a row off Nash for
Nottinghamshire against
Glamorgan in 1968.
Gibbs took full advantage of
the powerful modern bats,
which are making life particu-
larly hard for spin bowlers, and
the short boundaries to send
the first ball from Bunge over
The second and third sailed
over long-off, the fourth over
deep mid-wicket, the fifth over
wide long-on and the sixth over
deep mid-wicket.

"After the third one I told
him to try to bowl a quicker de-
livery, and he said, 'I just did',"


ho departed this life 15-03-06. -



In our hearts you have your place
In our minds you occupy that
special memory space
Gone but not forgotten

Inserted by her husband Christie,
children Anthony, Audrey, Jean, June
and Christopher Carter, grandchildren,
other relatives and friends.

4-- -4


of the late
passed away on
March 3, 2007
wishes to express -
thainks to all those who attended the
funeral, sent cards, wreaih&, tlephoned or
offered prayers during the time of
bereavement. Special thanks to Dr.
Bhargava, Dr. Surendra Persaud and
Nurses of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital an
'i. members of the
Better Hope Mandir.
_-- - - .._.._. ...-..

Dutch captain Luuk van Troost
told a news conference. "He had
some flashbacks; he started
laughing when he was sitting in
the dressing-room.
Yesterday, Tilak Raj
sympathised with van Bunge.
"It will feel bad," Tilak Raj



Tree of life
Each leaf must fall
The green, the gold, the great, the small
Each one in God's own time, He'll call
With perfect love, He fathers all
For everything there is a season
And a time for every matter under heaven
And all that remains is in a memory too
Beautiful to forget-

Greatly missed and will always be loved .
c cherished and remembered by your wife,
ILi children and grand children.

Raj and Nash tell how to get

over six sixes humiliation

In loving and cherished
memory of our dear and
beloved father PERCIVAL
departed this life on
March 22, 1987.

told Reuters. "I felt terrible back
then. All I can say is that it's
Tilak Raj said he had
prayed to God before delivering
the last ball, which Shastri still
smashed for a straight six.
"I am a relieved man now,
someone else has joined me af-
ter over 20 years," he said.
Tilak Raj, now 47, an occa-
sional spinner, was playing his
first game for Baroda after mov-
ing from Delhi. Primarily a bats-
man, he had already scored 70
in his debut.
Nash, who was bowling
for Glamorgan against
Nottinghamshire in a 1968
English county match, was a
left-arm medium-pacer who
was indulging in a short-lived
experiment with spin.
"I don't reflect on it ever as
a bad thing," he told the Ob-
server newspaper. "The mo-
ment, of course, is with Gary
Sobers and not much to do with
me. I had a long career and that
was just a moment."
Sobers' feat was recorded
on a BBC film clip which has
been retrieved more than 17 000
times on Youtube Web site. His
final six soared out of the
ground into St Helens Road.
Sobers was typically dis-
missive of a record he considers
to have little enduring signifi-
"It makes me feel that
that's the only iini;g I've done
in the history of cricket," he said
in interview with the Web site
cricinfo (
"It wasn't really good
cricket, six sixes are not good
cricket ... it's not the kind of
cricket you want to teach


nyar into the next root


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M. L. -'1,,




Dutch in the

dark while World

Cup tea pm put to

the sword

the sword

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
(Reuters) The Netherlands
became part of Cricket World
Cup history 24 hours earlier
but yesterday few of their citi-
zens knew much about it.
The hapless Dutch were
trounced by 221 runs by world
number one team South Africa
on Friday and during the match
Hlerschielle Gibbs struck a
record six sixes in an over
against the Netherlands' spinner
Daan van Bunge in St Kitts.
Nobody had before hit a
maximum 36 in a World
Cup or one-day interna-
tional over.
"South Africa much too
strong. Dutch cricketers out-
classed at World Cup" read the
headline of the match report in
quality broadsheet NRC
Handelsblad, who also carried a
picture of the match on its front
It was news to people on
the street, however. "I didn't
know there was a Dutch
team. But I guess they have
teams for everything," said

Giovanni, who works in a
Haarlem hospital.
"I think there was some-
thing on the radio this morning."
said a pensioner out for a walk
in Amsterdam's Buitenveldert

I -

-. .

-u ,.


neighbourhood, admitting to
only limited knowledge about
cricket. "I know it's a ball sport
but that's about it."
"We're only crazy about
football," said an Amsterdam
couple, doing their Saturday

Bryant scores 65

points as Lakers end

seven-game skid

(Reuters) Kobe Bryant
scored 65 points to help the
Los Angeles Lakers end a
seven-game losing streak with
a 116-111 overtime victory
over the Portland Trail Blaz-
ers on Friday.
It was the second-highest
point total in Bryant's 10,year
NBA career. He scored 81
points against Toronto in 2006.
The Lakeis guard contrib-
uted 24 of his team's 30 points
in the fourth quarter and added
nine more in overtime, which he
forced with his fourth three-
pointer of the fourth period
with 17 seconds remaining.
Portland led 96-89 with
1:53 to go in regulation, but
Bryant outscored the Blazers
9-2 on three three-pointers to
send the game into overtime
at 98-98.
The Lakers never trailed in
the extra period, Bryant's three-
pointer breaking a 108-108 tic
with 44 seconds left to seal the
Brant connected on 23 of
Bryant connected on 23 of

29 field goal attempts during the
game, hitting eight of 12 three-
point shots. He was 11 of 12
at the line.
Zach Randolph led the Trail
Blazers with 31.

The Detroit -Pistons ended
the Phoenix Suns' six-game win-
ning streak with a 105-83 road
Reserve Ronald Murray
scored 25 points for the East-
ern Conference-leading Pistons,
who.won their fifth straight
game, all on the road.
Murray stepped in for in-
jured guard Chauncey Billups
and hit 12 of 16 shots. He also
made six steals.
Sloppy Phoenix commit.-
ted 22 turnovers and made
just 2 of 15 three.point at-
Amare Stoudemire had 24
points and 15 rebounds for the
Suns, but he committed seven
turnovers. Team mate Steve
Nash contributed 20 points and
six assists.

Shaquille O'Neal had 23
points as the Miami Heat won
their ninth straight game, a 103-
97 decision over the Sacramento
Kings. The victory, Heat's 14


straight at home. left the defend-
ing champions only two per-
centage points behind Washing-
ton for the Southeast Division
lead. Ron Artest had 32 points
and II rebounds for the Kings,
who lost their fifth straight.
Dirk Nowitzki and Josh
Howard each had 30 points as

the Dallas Mavericks turned
back the Boston Celtics for a
106-101 home win.-Nowitzki
scored 19 points in the final
quarter as Dallas rebounded
from losses to Golden State
and Phoenix. Paul Pierce had
29 and Gerald Green 25 for
Tracy Mc'Grady scored 24
points and Yao Ming and Rafer
Alston had 23 each as the Hous-
ton Rockets ended the Toronto
Raptors' four-game winning
streak with a 114-100 road vic-
tory. Yao'also had 12 rebounds.
T.J. Ford led the Raptors with
18 points.
The New Orleans Hornets
used David West's jumper with
55 seconds left to secure a 92-
90 road win over the New York
Knicks that ended a six-game
losing streak. West had 18
points and 12 rebounds for the
Hornets, who trailed by 18
points in the secondquarter.
Steve Francis had 2r
points for the Knicks, who
wore green uniforms in
honour of St Patrick's Day'

Imam Bacchus XI and Number One

meet in Samaroo Twenty20 final today

HOT favourites Iman Bacchus
Xf will take on Number One in
the final of the Rakesh
Samaroo inaugural Twenty20
Central Essequibo final, today,
at the Anna Regina Multilateral
School ground and a keen con-
test is expected.
Imam Bacchus XI have sev-
cral players who have donned
the national colours at the Un-
der-19 level and that certainly
will boost their line-up im-
mensely when the action gets
.cracking at 13:00 h.
Number One, on the other

hand. will want to prove their
opponents wrolg even though
coming into the match as under-
dogs. On paper they have a very
balanced team and should be able
to upset Imam Bacchus XI on
the smallest-ground that is lo-
cated in Cotton Field.
Imam Bacchus XI skipper
Yogeshwar Lall, Latchman
Rohit. Shivanandan M -Iholall,
Mohindra Boodram and Ian
Gonsalves all have represented
Guyana at the Under-19 level
while Essequibo senior Inter-
county opening batsman Dinesh

Four cities in running for combined

events WTA chief

Joseph will lead the obviously .
strong batting line-up.
The.bowling will depend
heavily on medium fast
bowler Madholall, Rohit and
Shameer Baksh while in the


the third-place playoff between
Cotton Field Sports Club and
Reliance Sports Club. scheduled
to begin at 10:00 h.
Imam Bacchus XI reads:
Yogeshwar Lall (captain),
Latchman Rohit, Dinesh Jo-
seph, Mohindra Boodhram,
Kulraj Persaud, Anil
Persaud, Shivanandan


By Matthew Cronin

INDIAN WELLS,. California
(Reuters) Four cities are in
contention to host high-pro-
file events, featuring both
men and women, as the WTA
continues its drive to make
the Tour more attractive for
players and fans alike, WTA
Tour CEO Larry Scott said on.
The WTA will announce its
2009 calendar in two weeks
with Madrid and Rome, and
Shanghai and Beijing contenders
for the nine-day combined tour-
The European event would
take place pribi to iid F'rench

Open and the China tournament men's Masters Cup. Beijing
later in the year. Participation in hosts mid-level men's and

the tournaments is to be man-
datory for the top players.
."Those are the strongest
candidates," Scott said at the
Pacific Life Open.
Rome hosts back-to-back
men's and women's tourna-
ments in May while Madrid
hosts only a men's tourna-
ment in October. Scott said
Madrid organizers had ap-
plied to host a combined tour-
nament at the Olympic facil-
ity it is constructing for a
2016 Games bid.
Shanghai does not have a
women's tournament but is cur-
rently hosting the year-end

women's tournaments.
The 2009 tour will also
host two combined events at In-
dian Wells and Miami, both of
which will be mandatory.
The changes to the calen-
dar come in response to a
worrying rise in player with-
drawals from events due to
injury and fatigue. 'New pro-
posals under a 'Roadmap
2010' mean top players could
play in fewer tournaments
and have longer breaks after
grand slams.
Scott also said that initial
resistance to the changes and re-
worked calendar from the

United States Tennis Associa-
tion had weakened and that the
two were narrowing their differ-
"I think we've overcome
those philosophical differences
and are on the same page, but
there is still a lot of negotiation
about the finer points, not just
with the USTA, but with a lot
of tournaments, around the
world," he said.
But USTA spokesman
Chris Widmaier indicated there
was still a gap.
"Though talks have been
encouraging, major differ-
ences remain," he said. "At
this point, we continue to go
down parallel tracks..

spin department, off-spinners -
Gonsalves and Kulraj
Persaud will shoulder that
responsibility all of whom
are capable of restricting
Number One for a small to-
tal, if they bat first.
Number One will rely on
the experience of Jamal Persaud,
the consistent Parmeshwar.
Persaud and Khemraj
Thakurdeen while former na-
tional Youth player Yohandlall
Sooklall could be the man to do
the bulk of the batting. In the
bowling department, the spin-
ners Yasir Mohamed, Kissoon
Kumar and Khalid Baksh will
have to handle that efficiently.
Precid ilic, h final, will, be


Madholall, Ian Gonsalves,
Shameer Baksh, Navindra
Persaud (wkp.), Seenauth
Balbadar, Roopnarine and
Rohan Boodhram.
Number One team reads:
Ganesh Mangal (captain),
Yohandlall Sooklall,
Narine, Khemraj Thakurdeen,
Ravindra Tulsi (wkp.), Khalid
Baksh, Yasir Mohamed, Kissoon
Kum* r, Ishwar Singh, Sunil
Ganes., Chetrani Bisnauth and
Jaida Persaud.

28 .SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2006

Man United and

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Cristiano Ronaldo inspired
Manchester United to a 4-1
rout of Bolton Wanderers yes-
terday, but their Premier
League lead was kept to six
points after champions
Chelsea beat Sheffield
United 3-0.
Ronaldo made. three goals in
the first 25 minutes at Old
Trafford, two for South Korea's
Park Ji-sung and one for-Wayne
Rooney, who added his second
before Bolton's Gary Speed
converted a late penalty.

The win, marred by an
ankle injury that will rule out
England defender Gary Neville
for three weeks, moved United
on to 75 points and a step
closer to their first league title
since 2003.
Chelsea are second on 69
points after a comfortable vic-
tory following early goals
from Ukraine striker Andriy
Shevchenko and Ivorian
Salomon Kalou. Germany
captain Michael Ballack
came off the bench to head
the third in the 58th minute.
West Ham United moved
off the bottom with their first

Fletce wan t id

piressuin g i sfd

By Mark Meadows

(Reuters) Coach Duncan
Fletcher warned that piling
too much pressure on the En-
gland players will make mat-
ters worse after they lost
their opening World Cup en-
counter to New Zealand.
The Kiwis easily overcame
Fletcher's men by six wickets in


their Gioup C opener in St
Lucia on Friday with England's
middle order losing three wick-
ets for one run in seven balls.
The loss also looks set to
put England on the back foot in
the Super Eights because New
Zealand will carry the two
points into the next stage if the
two sides qualify as expected at
the expense of group outsiders
Kenya and Canada.
"We realise we had to win
four out of the seven games
to get to the World Cup semi-

final. But having lost that one
we've now got four out of six
which makes our task a little
bit harder," Fletcher told re-
porters yesterday.
"(But) they'll haul them-
selves up. This side has done it
before. There's a good atmo-
sphere among the side. It was a
good sigr to see they didn't like
Opener Ed Joyce, playing
ahead of Andrew Strauss,
made a duck as he again
struggled in Friday's match
while Andrew Flintoff also
made nought and has been
criticised by British media.
"We want someone in the top
four to bat through. But you have
got to be very careful you don't
add a lot more pressure by
overemphasising, because it is just
another pressure you are building
on the players that they don't re-
ally need," he said.
"It's crucial that we don't
lose the middle order. We've
got those individuals who can
explode at the back end. But
it is not easy when you are
out there."
.England had a break yester-
day as they prepared for
today's match with Canada.
"....We've had some really
hard practices. We want to keep
- them out of the sun. We had a
good meeting last night," he said.
The seven-week tourna-
ment in the Caribbean culmi-
nates with the final in Bar-
bados on April 28.

La Rose inspires IBE to

victory with four wickets

MEDIUM pacer Carlos La Rose bagged four wickets to in-
spire Institute of Business Education (IBE) to an eight-
wicket win against Laser Edge Academy in the opening
round of the Ministry of.
SEducation/Guyana Cricket
i Board/National Sports Com-
S- School Under-16 40-over
cricket competition at the
Lusignan Community Cen-
J i- itre ground(l on Thursdaiy.
La Rosec, ecenfly electcced
.nadiorail U der -'5 vi'c-cap1 in,
'o.. w,,vk r or, i2 from iv,
overs for B-* ho dmo' b.d
LzL.,r :_:E adema for i-n
9.3 o8erE' hi i tBE mi ply
C'ARLOS LA '"OSE reached 45 for two in lV0 ers.
Only Keshav Singh
nmade a fighting the lose .s while La Rose received
Ssupp.crt 'rom De -..,' Uhcr-lI5 left-arm fast bowler Azd

ior BE.

away win o
a highly co
tory over B
Ewood Park
levelled fro
with Argen
and Bobby
75th minute
that struck
standing o
bounced ou
egation can
1, including
from his om
There ,
tween Read
along with
It was
gland coac
who not on
England's E
against Isra
also stands
study Mic


Chelsea cruise to victory
f the league season, rated as doubtful after being pair surged forward on the Mourinho was also pleased
ntroversial 2-1 vic- forced off with .a shin injury counter-attack, feeding the ball with his side after their demo-
3lackbum Rovers at against Boro. through for the England striker lition of Sheffield United,
k. Neville's injury was the to dink over keeper Jussi who never recovered from
)urn led through Jaaskelainen and claim his 50th Shevchenko's excellent
* Samba, West Ham goal for United. opener in the fourth minute.
im the penalty spot Mourinho was stoical about
tina's Carlos Tevez PARK POUNCES matching United's win, telling
Zamora claimed a Bolton's keeper could not Sky Sports'News: "They do
Winner with a shot hold a stinging Ronaldo shot their job, we do our job.
k Tevez who was shortly afterwards and Park was "The only thing we have
n the goalline and first to the loose ball, steering under our control are our
t. '' it into the gaping net. matches and we can believe
hester City got a Ronaldo got a standing that if we win them, we might
)osting 2-0 win at ovation from the Old recover three points."
rough, while Trafford crowd in the 70th Victory for Manchester
Hotspur beat rel- minute when he was replaced City after five league defeats
ididates Watford 3- by Alan Smith, who set up will be a real boost for under-
g a goal by Spurs' 4 Rooney for his second of the pressure manager Stuart
keeper Paul 1 afternoon. Pearce.
with a free kick Paying tribute to Ronaldo, French defender Sylvain
wn half. D Ferguson told Sky Sports News: Distin and Belgian striker Emile
were 0-0 draws be- CRISTIANO RONALDO "His season has been incredible; Mpenza, with his first for the
ling and Portsmouth, only cloud over an imperious you can't put one game in front club, were the goalscorers for a
Wigan Athletic and performance by United and of another as far as I'm con- delighted Pearce, who said: "It's
Ronaldo in particular. cemed because he's given his all all about character at this stage
a bad day for En- His scintillating pace and in every game. of the season."
-h Steve McClaren, close ball control took him to "Today, particularly in the Along with England goal-
nly lost Neville for the very limit of the bye-line af- second goal, the combination keeper Robinson, whose
Euro 2008 qualifiers ter 14 minutes before he picked between him and Wayne booming free kick bounced
iel and Andorra, but out Park for a powerful Rooney and his weighted over England understudy Ben
to lose his under- sidefoot home. pass to Wayne to finish things Foster, Spurs' goals came
:ah Richards. The He linked up superbly with off-- was tremendous." from Jermaine Jenas and
-r City defender is Rooney minutes later as the Chelsea coach Jose Egyptian Hossam Ghaly.

Legacy Run was- a real success

(Sports view by Neil Kumar) As unih anN endurance event, athletes were encouraged to
Sla full hydrated before, during and after the run Hence.
APPROXIMATELY 1 200 persons from 42 registered uater was distributed to all at the beginning andthroughout
organizations participated in the Guyana National Sta- the RUN, as trelve water points were set up along the routes.
dium Legacy Run. The Run was a real success. XWater. Gatorade. 'Special dnnk' and fruits %ere available for
Leading the run from the Sheriff Street, Georgetown start- athletes at the end of the RUN in the National Stadium.
ing point was world-rated boxer Gwendolyn O'Neil, Parliamen- The judges were very decisive and they presented the beau-
tary Secretary Steve Ninvalle, scores of prominent sports per- triul winning trophy to the largest contingent, the President's
sonalities and Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy. Youth Award Republic of Guyana tPYARG.i group. A second
Fromanother starting point at Friendsluhp on the East Bank trophy was presented to the best organized group, Karate boys
of Demerara, the reputable Karate Club, several school teams from East Bank.
and a well organised group of differently-abled people were The %wining school by group was Dora from East Bank
among the hundreds that came from as far as Kwakwani and Demerara.
Linden to participate in the historic Legacy Run. The Differently-Able Group of People (with disabilines
The Legacy Run was remarkably timely. was rew, arded with the PWD Award.
The National'Stadium at Providence is today a reality. This One thousand T-shiurs were distributed to participants at
achievement is a gi't that bnngs pnde, nostalgia and prestige to the beginning of the RUN. However. the NSC recognised that
this beautiful country of ours. rnan people did not receive T-shirts.
Our former gloriou: distance runners Clem Fields, Harry The organizers are in the process of distributing Cer-
Powell and Moses Dwarka and others must be featured on huge lificates of Participation to the competitors. Colonel
Billboards as we continue along this triumphant path. Godwin McPherson announced the winning categories
Guyanese have a rich history with the achievements of our dis- while several persons assisted with the presentation of Iro-
tance runners. phies.
This PARTICIPATIVE RUN attracted participants from Health Minister Dr Leslie Ramsamni) showered praises on
sports associations/clubs/gyms, educational/religious institu- the participants and organizers He urged Gu.anese to keep
tions, the military, para-military, persons with disabilities, agen- iltemselve- physically fit, pledging his linstry's unflinching
cies and individuals. Persons of different ages, ability levels, support to make this activity an annual event He %\ent on to
and gender came together for one common purpose. urge the organizers to arrange similar actin ries in other Regions
Guyanese were afforded the splendid opportunity to in the country. Mr Denrus Arends. Programme Coordiniaor,
be a part of the, Guyana National Stadium, thus experi- UNICEF, lauded the activity and pledged his organization's con-
encing a Legacy of our State-of-the-Art and Premier Sport tinued support He isressed the imrp.iance of sports in people
Facility. living a health htfest'le. NMr -\rnd c e\ pressed his apprecia-
The Legacy Run is one of the many activities calen- tion of the wide crous-secuon ul people i'ho participated. He
dared for 2007 by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport urged the organizations to continue I he 10o>:id work.
and the National Sports Commission to promote our genu- I reassured the impressive gathering at the National Stadium
ine slogan 'FIT FOR LIFE', and it is expected to be an an- at IF evidence that the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport,
nual event. Dr Frank Anthony, is fully behind this activity.
Over the planning period, the interest grew, registration I stressed that the fitness programme will lead to the
forms poured in, telephones rang and persons visited as infor- establishment of a National Fitness Council (NFC). The
mation about the run was sought. So great was the interest NFC is designed to ensure that Guyanese live healthier
that we were forced to accept registration even on the morning lifestyles.
of the activity. It was fascinating to know that scores of people This programme will help with the reduction of chronic non-
were at the starting points as early as 05:00 h. communicable diseases, such as hypertension and cardiovascu-
As the run commenced, onlookers and spectators were lar diseases. The objective is to ensure that persons of all ages
present to encourage the participants. Along the routes, per- become-active in the programme.
sons were seen giving encouragement in various forms, cheer- In Guyana, chronic non-commnunicable diseases are a sig-
ing, waving, urging athletes on. etc. This trend continued to nificant cause of morbidity and.mortality. The risk of these dis-
the finish inside the stadium, cases is preventable with a good fitness and nutrition
TIh well onrganisved run was accident- and incident-free programme. Today, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.
as the work of the Gayana Police Force and the marshals as part of its mandate, is to promote a healthy life-style
were efficient and professional. programme. This programme is to encourage all Guyanese irre-
Ambulances and medical staff .were present through- spective of age to get fit so that they can live a healthy life.


'Tran'sportaltion, where necessary. was provided for athletics
to he taken to the ;tatling points. ,\ tlhe completion.. adequate.
atmnsp.p'taton avaitlatte to. oms~troe partic'ipnmls retuv'iiel'-o
heir respective locations

This prdgramme will ensure that Guyanese have ac-
cess to training areas and that they are given basic infor-
Ination on how to exercise to become fit. Our prograumie,
is designeSdl. r.each. 50 (
n vxt i',e yea-s.







SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 18, 2006 29

France take Six

Nations rugby title

on dramatic day

By Justin Palmer

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- France secured the perfect
boost in World Cup year by
'retaining their Six Nations
rugby title in a dramatic end
to the tournament yesterday,
snatching the championship
from Ireland on points differ-
Nerves were frayed at the
Stade de France where, after Ire-
land had ruthlessly crushed Italy
51-24 in Rome, Bernard
Laporte's side needed to defeat
Scotland by at least 24 points.
France, seeking a third title
in four years, duly overcame the
Scots 46-19 but the result failed
to reflect.the drama, the World
Cup hosts only securing the
championship with an Elvis
Vermeulen try as the seconds
ran out.
The try, awarded after a
long adjudication by the video
referee, was greeted by jubilant
Gallic cheers, coach Laporte
punching the air with both fists.
"It was a great day for
rugby," said Laporte. "It was
definitely our best match in
the tournament and certainly
our best match in quite some
time," added the cdach, who
had long since departed the
Stade de France by the team
his players were awarded
their medals in front of a
handful of officials.
It was the second time in
this season's- tournament that
France had dashed Irish hopes.

A last-minute try from wing
Vincent Clerc in their meeting at
Croke Park on February 11
handed France a 20-17 victory.
With the trophy being hast-
ily flown to the French capital

condemned Scotland to the
wooden spoon. France and Ire-
land both finished with four
wins and eight points, Laporte's
side having a better match
points difference of four.

FRANCE'S players celebrate a fantastic victory their Five
Nations triumph is later confirmed when Wales beat
England. (BBC Sport)

from an unknown destination in
Europe, France had two hours
to wait for confirmation they
were champions as attention
switched to Cardiff where En-
gland had to beat Wales by an
improbable 57 points to snatch
the trophy.

But the world champions
once again proved less than re-
silient on their travels, losing
27-18 in a Welsh victory that

England, who had handed
France their only defeat of
the tournament at
Twickenham last week, had
to settle for third, followed by
Italy, Wales and Scotland. -
Ireland head towards the
World Cup later in the year in
good shape, underlining their at-
tacking prowess by running in
eight tries against Italy.
Girvan Dempsey and
Denis Hickie scored two
tries apiece as Ireland re-

gained the verve missing from
their narrow win over Scot-
land last weekend. But in a
bid to tot up the points, the
Irish lapsed in defence and
two late Italian tries proved
"It's hard to take, but
that's sport. We could wallow
in self-pity now, but I don't
think that would be the right
thing to. do," coach Eddie
O'Sullivan told reporters.
"We've won four out of five
matches, played some great
rugby and scored some great
tries. We have to kick on from
England, who headed to the
Millennium stadium with a
record of just three away wins
since their World Cup triumph
in 2003, found Wales in fight-
ing mood and desperate to se-
cure a first win in the 2007 tour-
nament. ,
They got it thanks to an in-
spired display from stand-in
flyhalf James Hook who scored
22 points.
"We are a work in progress,
it's our first Six Nations together
and it's a tough tournament,"
coach Gareth Jenkins told a
news conference.
"We've been on the wrong
end in four games but we've
learned lessons and brought
them all to this game today.
We are delighted to end the
season with a win. It was a
special place here today; that
support there helped us to a
great result."

knowingfirst X

aE tng ecso masStatClranddlo kMoiteb chel
Jono oldhv ny iie ppruiis durn h
Worl Cup

By Mark Meadows
(Reuters) -England can
quickly get the defeat to New
Zealand out of their system
when they take on Canada in

Inzamam denies [Idi. Bnlash m

rumours of discord 4 9 9

in World Cup squad |Hgbfoig C yyi
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistan captain P e r o st fi a h f h
Inzamam-ul-Haq and team officials have denied reports of s *O
discord in their World Cup squad in the Caribbean. s .q d. -i
Reacting to stories in Pakistan and Indian papers that there T e a o n gte Iabms
have been problems between the captain and media manager
Pervez Mir, Inzamam told the
Daily Jang newspaper that the

rumours were anti-Pakistan. .. ......
Pakistan lost their open- -- AI
ing match of the World Cup
to hosts West Indies and ...
there have been reports -,.
about Inzamam criticising
Mir and refusing to attend -.
a news conference.

rumour-mongers spread such
stories. These people are not -,
well-wishers of the team and
want to derail our campaign," .
Inzamam told Jang.
"There is no discord in t T
the team and I get along well INZAMAM-UL-HAQ n 7 "
with the media manager and
players," he said.'
Mir insisted gossip-mongers had launched a propaganda
campaign against the team.
"All these rumours are not true. There is harmony in The Bang
the team and we will do well," he told a Pakistani news- minute's tsih
paper. 18

their second World Cup
Group C match today.
Friday's six-wicket loss to
New Zealand included a middle-
order collapse and some ques-
tionable shot selections but
changes were not expected
against group outsiders Canada,
who were easily beaten by
- Kenya on Wednesday.
"Everything is not lost
yet. We have lost.before and
come back strongly. They
have shown a lot of charac-
ter before and hopefully
they'll do it again," England
coach Duncan Fletcher told
reporters yesterday.
England had a day off yes-
terday rather than using the
time for extra net sessions.
Struggling opener Ed Joyce
made a second-ball duck on
Friday and all-rounder An-
drew Flintoff was out from his
first delivery.
"We'll just sit and chat to
them- today. We'll have a team
meeting, reflect on the game and
make some decisions after that,"
Fletcher added.
He also hinted seamer
James Anderson would keep his
place after taking two wickets
on Friday despite a broken little
finger on his bowling hand.
"He showed the potential
that he's got. I think he is a very
exciting one-day bowler, he is an
attacking bowler."
Canada captain John
Davison said some of his side
played like a village team in
the seven-wicket defeat to
Three tail-enders were
run-out in comical fashion
and they generally failed to
compete with Kenya, still a
minor nation themselves.




Kitty 'B' storm

back to earn

exciting 3-3

draw with



By Isaiah Chappelle'
KITTY 'B' stormed back to an exciting 3-3 draw with
Campbellville 'A' in the Camplown Inter-block football
competition at the Camplown ground. yesterday.
Sherman David hit a double for the fightback and KendeU
St Hill put in the other for Kitty. whilee one each came from
Ovid Pollard, Re-hawn Sandiford and Steve Renville for
In a lively encounter. Campbellville controlled the run of
play in the opening part of the game. Pollard wa. mn the net
within two nunutes of play. But goalkeeper Joel Davis kept
thwarting other shots.
And as the Campbellville boys became tired, Kitty put on
the pressure and the ball was concentrated in Campbellville's
half, leading to the equaliser in the 25th minute. Kitty got a
direct free kick from the top of the arc for three fouls against
them and St Hill sent a nice flat controlled shot to the right to
beat goalkeeper Richie Richards.
Luck was against Campbellville five minutes from halftime.
They too got the direct free kick from three fouls against them,
but the shot taken by Devon Dummett crashed on the left up-.
right, rebounding into play to be safely cleared by Kitty. The
game was deadlocked 1-1 at the break.
Dummett was again unlucky ten minutes into the sec-
ond half, when his 25-metre power shot crashed into the
crossbar and the goalkeeper clutched the ball safely.
But Kitty defence lapsed for yet another kick from
Dummett. Campbellville got the direct free kick for the three-
foul rule and Dummett sent another cannon. Davis tipped the
ball onto the crossbar and two Campbellville boys rushed in
without Kitty defence reacting, with Sandiford finishing from
five metres..
Kitty's Gavin Bobb had an outstanding game in the right
wingback position in the first half and he was posted to the
right forward after the break.
Then surprisingly he was substituted and Kitty's game
broke down on that wing.
Then in the 61st minute Davis fumbled with a flat shot
taken by Shawn Carter for the top of the arc for the three-foul
rule, and as the Kitty defence was slow to react, Renville rushed
in to finish, taking the lead to 3-1.
Bobb was re-introduced in the left forward position, and
Kitty again began to take control as Campbellville became spent,
forcing a comer at the right. David at the left of goal, sent a
super head-shot from five metres to finish on the second touch
from the comer in the 65th minute.
Three minutes later, Kitty attracted a foul in the box and
David was again accurate for the goal that turned out to be last
of the fast-paced game.
The competition continues today with another match
at the same venue from 16:00 h when Sophia 'A' come up
against Campbellville 'B'.

Chanders wary of threat

from surprise packages

By Simon Evans
(Reuters) West Indies open-
ing batsman Shivnarine
Chanderpaul said the
unfancied teams at the World
Cup were proving to be a
threat but the problem was
finding time to watch them
The World Cup hosts beat
Pakistan in their opening game
to give them pole position in
Group D but now must face
Zimbabwe tomorrow before
their final game against surprise
package Ireland.
"Having these teams here,
they are all trying to make a
name for themselves and we
can't afford to under-rate them,"
Chanderpaul told reporters af-
ter practice yesterday.
"The thing is that you
only get to see bits and pieces

of them playing because
sometimes you are practising,
sometimes you are out, but
mostly we are practising," he
"But you have to try and
watch them, even though there
isn't much chance to do so," he said,
adding that his team had taken the
opportunity to study Ireland bats-
man Jeremy Bray who scored an
unbeaten century in the tied game
with Zimbabwe.
Chanderpaul has yet to
make a big score in his team's
two warm-up games and the
opening World Cup match but
said that he was back to full fit-
ness following some niggling in-
juries and was sure he would hit
his best form soon.
"There is nothing to
worry about (with my fitness)
and the form is still there,

it's just I have not been get-
ting a big total. I just need a
big score," said the 32-year-

old left-hander.
The Guyana batsman said
the new wickets at Sabina Park
in Kingston, where West Indies

were.playing all their group
games, required a lot of patience
and application given their lack
of pace.
"At Sabina, you need to
work hard, you need to get in
and then stay in. It is not like
the wickets in the past, you
need to work because it is a
bit slower," he said.
The hosts suffered a sharp
wake-up call prior to the. start
of the competition when they
were skittled out for 85 by In-
dia in a warm-up game in
Trelawny but Chanderpaul said
the win over Pakistan had given
their confidence and morale a
real boost.
"That helped us to get
confidence and there is a very
good mood in the team," he
The seven-week World
Cup culminates in the final
in Barbados on April 28.

Bishoo, Permaul put Albion in

control in Bissoon semi-final

... no pl ay In Port Ia d g m

SUPERB bowling from
Davendra Bishoo and
Veerasammy Permaul puts
Albion Community in control
at the end of a rain-affected
first day in their 2006 Issac
Bissoon three-day first divi-
sion cricket semi-final
against West Berbice.
On a day in which heavy
early morning showers that
caused seepage onto the pitch
only allowed the commencement
of play at 14:45 h at the Albion
Community Centre ground, leg-
spinner Bishoo and left-arm-
spinner Permaul mesmerised
their opposition with some
clever bowling.
Bishoo, a 21-year-old
former Guyana Under- 19 player
bagged splendid figures of six for
38 from 13.4 overs while
Permaul a 17-year-old, who had
an encouraging debut season for
Guyana ini the just-concluded
,2007 Carib Beer and KFC Cup
tournaments snared four for 25
from 14 overs as West Berbice,
,sent in to bat on a pitch that had
some moisture, folded for a pal-
try 114.

Albion in reply closed the
day on 43 for 1, when bad light
stopped play at 17:50 h, still
needing a further 72 runs to take
first innings honours going into

today's second day, with
Sewnarine Chattergoon un-
beaten on 17 and Manoj
Pooranauth yet to score.
Ramnarine Chattergoon is
the man gone for 20, brilliantly
caught at deep-backward square
by Keith Fraser, pulling at a
long-hop from off-spinner
Carlston Nurse.

Opener Dennis Webster
(40) and Keith Fraser with a
cameo (33) laced with five
fours together with Arthley
Bailey (17) were the only
West Berbice batsmen getting
into double figures as the Re-
gion 5 men collapsed from a
position of 90 for four, losing
the last six wickets for 24
The burly Webster whose
knock contained four fours
posted 32 for the first wicket
with Bailey, but once Bishoo
separated the pair when Bailey
drove loosely to offer Orvin
Mangru a low catch a short ex-
tra cover, the Albion spinners
took control of proceedings.
Permaul induced Kwesi
Mentore (0) to edge a delivery
that bounced on him to 1mran
Khan at slip before Bishoo scat-
tered the stumps of Salim Satar
for 7 to leave the visitors on 61
for three.
It soon became 68 for four
when Webster drove at a wide
ball from Bishoo straight into
the hands of Sahadeo Somai,
fielding at cover.

Keith Fraser made his in-
tentions quite clear, hammer-
ing three fours off Bishoo
and two off Permaul in add-
ing a valuable 22 for the fifth
wicket with Claudius Fraser
1, until the latter was well
caught by Mangru at short
mid-on off Permaul.
Bishoo dismissed Keith
Fraser, sixth man to go, bowling
the batsman with a quicker ball
and together with Permaul
thereafter quickly wrapped up
the innings.
Across at the Port Mourant
ground, a wet pitch and outfield
prevented the possibility of
play on the second day in the
semi-final match between Young
Warriors and Port Mourant.
When stumps were drawn
on Friday's first day, Young
Warriors batting first were 309
for five in their first innings
with Hubern Evans not out on
62 and Kwesi Maltay on 2.
Today is the third and fi-
nal day of that match but if
there is no first innings de-
cision by the close, play will
continue tomorrow.


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Thieves show kindness by leaving travel documents

NATIONAL swimmers Onan
Thom and Niall Roberts were
robbed yesterday morning be-
fore the team of five departed
for Australia to compete in
the FINA (governing body of
swimming) World Champi-
The boys. along with coach
Edna Rodrigues and another
swimmer Yannick Roberts, were
standing at the corner of Regent
and Oronoque Streets waiting
for the" other swimmer in the
team, Jamaal Sobers. when three
men one'of whom had a gun ap-
proached them.
According "to the secretary
of the Guyana Amateur Swim-

By N.Ananthanarayanan

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad.
(Reuters) Bangladesh skip-
per Habibul Bashar said his
team's shock World Cup win
over India yesterday would go
a long way in earning them
respect from established
Bashar said their Group B
victory would help the team get
more frequent games, against top
notch sides.
"This is a very important
victory for Bangladesh," an
elated Bashar told a news con-
He rated the victory

PAKISTAN innings
1. Nazir c Mor an b Botha 24
M. Hafeez c wkpr N. O'Brien
b Langord-Smith 4
Y. Khan e Botha b Rankin 0
M. Yousuf c Porterfield
b Johnston 15
Inzamam-ul-Haq c Morgan
b Botha 1
S. Malik c wkpr N. O'Brien
b K. O'Brien 9
K. Akmal c Johnston b Rankin 27
A. Mahmood c Johnston
b Rankin 2
M. Sami c Bray b McCallan 12
R. Iftikhar not out 8
U. Gul c sub. (J. Mooney)
b McCallan 1
Extras: (lb-3, w-22, nb-4) 29
Total: (all out, 45.4 overs) 132
Fall of wickets: 1-7,2-15, 3-56, 4-58,
Bowling: Langford-Smith 10-1-31-1
(w-5, nb-1), Rankin 9-1-32-3 (w-12,
nb-2), Botha 8-4-5-2, Johnston 7-1-
20-1 (w-4, nb-1), K. O'Brien 6-0-29-1
(w-1), McCallan 5.4-1-12-2.
IRELAND innings
J. Bray Ibw b Sami 3
W. Porterfield b Hafeez 13
E. Morgan Ibw b Sami 2
N. O'Brien stp. Akmal b Malik 72
A. Botha c Hafeez b Sami 0
K. O'Brien not out 15
A. White c Hafeez b Iftikhar 4
K. McCallan c Y. Khan
b R. Iftikhar 0
T. Johnston not out 9
Extras: (lb-3, w-11, nb-1) 15
Total: (7 wkts, 41.4 overs) 133
Fall of wickets: 1.-7, 2-15,3-62,4-70,
Bowling: Umar Gul 9-0-24-0 (w-3),
Mohammad Sami 10-0-29-3 (w-3),
Rao Iftikhar 10-0-28-2 (w-3), Azhar
Mahmood 7.4-1-25-0 (w-2),

ming Association (GASA), Dr
Karen Pilgrim, the men ordered

Thorn, the biggest of the three
to lie on the ground. They then"

higher than beating Pakistan
in the 1999 edition in En-
gland because of the team's
"This is the World Cup and
today people came expecting-us
to do well. Beating India is not
an easy thing," he added.
* "This means a lot to
Bangladesh. Now we can hope
to go to the next round."
Bangladesh upstaged India
by five wickets after bowling
them out for 191 on a good bat-
ting pitch at Queen's Park Oval.
It was only their third vic-
tory in World Cup, having
shocked Pakistan and beaten
Scotland eight years ago.

combed through his pockets and
Niall's pockets. A police press
release stated that the
thieves took US$576.
The men also
grabbed Rodrigues'
handbag which con-
tained the travel docu-
ments and took off, de-
-- spite the plea to return
the travel documents.
About 45 minutes
later, the GASA
organiser said that Niall
. saw someonO throw a
black plastic bag to-
wards them and run
The bag contained the tick-

Bashar and paceman
Mashrafe Mortaza, man-of-the-
match, dedicated the victory to
team mate Manjural Islam, who
died in a road accident in
Bangladesh on Friday.
Bangladesh benefited a lot
from arriving early in the Car-
ibbean to play in a one-day tri-
series for associates, which they
They also underlined
their intentions with a sur-
prise two-wicket win over
third-ranked New Zealand in
a warm-up match 11 days

"That (tri-series win) had a
big impact on our preparation.
"The warm-up victory over
New Zealand gave us a lot of
confidence," he said.
"I realized if we do our job
we can beat the big guns." *
Bashar praised his players
for their teamwork.
Mortaza, 23, grabbed four
Wickets after his two early
strikes pegged India back.
Left-arm spinners
Mohammad Rafique .and
Abdur Razzak then took
three wickets.
"They did much more than
I expected," Bashar said. "To
bowl like this to India in the
middle overs is not easy."
Bashar said his players
could not contain their joy.
"It is very hard to keep our
feel on the ground right now,"
he said. "The boys are not stop-
ping the jumping.
"Today we will. celebrate,
and focus again from tomor-
Sri Lanka and debutants
Bermuda are the other teams
in the group. The tournament
ends with the final on April

Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-15-1, Shoaib
Malik 1-0-9-1 (nb-1).
Points: Ireland 2, Pakistan 0.
INDIA innings
S. Ganguly c Razzak b Rafique 66
V. Sehwag b Mortaza 2
R. Uthappa c Ahmed b Mortaza 9
S. Tendulkar.c wkpr Rahim
b Razzak 7
R. Dravid lbw Razzak 14
Y. Singh c Bashar b Razzak 47
M. Dhoni c Ahmed b Rafique 0
H. Singh b Razzak 0
A. Agarkar c wkpr b Mortaza 0
Z.'Khan not out 15
M. Patel c Razzak b Mortaza 15
Extras: (Ib-5, w-3, nb-8) 16
Total: (all out, 49.3 overs) 191
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-21, 3-40, 4-72,
Bowling: Mortaza 9.3-2-38-4 (nb-7,
w-2), Rasel 10-2-31-0 (nb-1), Razzak
10-2-38-3, al Hasan 10-0-44-0 (w-1),
Rafique 10-2-35-3.
T. Iqbal c wkpr Dhoni b Patel 51
S. Nafees Ibw b Khan 2
M. Rahim not out 56
A. Ahmed Ibw b Patel 8
S. Hasan stp. Dhoni b Sehwag 53
H. Bashar stp. Dhoni b Sehwag 1
M. Ashraful not out 8
Extras: (lb-1, w-4, nb-8) 13
Total: (5 wkts, 48.3 overs) 192,
Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-69, 3-79, 4-
Bowling: Khan 9-2-41-1 (nb-2, w-1),
Agarkar 10-0-41-0 (nb-2), Patel 8.3-1-
39-2 (w-1), Harbhajan Singh 10-1-
30-0, Tendulkar 3-0-8-0 (w-1), Yuvraj
Singh 3-0-15-0, Sehwag 5-0-17-2 (w-
Result: Bangladesh won by five
Points Bangladesh 2, India 0.

ets and their passports. Pilgrim
said that if the travel documents
were not returned the associa-
tion would have been in painful
expense given that the tickets
were worth some US$12 000.
This money would only be
given back, if swimmers make it
to the competition, she said
The boys are expected to
reach Australia tomorrow night;
the route will take them from
Guyana to Barbados to England


to China then to Australia.
Pilgrim said an associa-
tion member made contact
with the Roberts' brothers in
Barbados and they seemed to
be recovering from the
trauma. One man has since
been arrested according to
the Police press release.
(Faizool Deo)

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By N.Ananthanarayanan
(Reuters) Bangladesh
produced one of the biggest
shocks in the World Cup
with a Xive-wicket victory
over India in a Group B
game yesterday.
The unfancied team bowled
out India's formidable line-up
for 191 on a good batting pitch
- their lowest one-day total
against Bangladesh before
romping to victory.
Left-handed opener Tamim
Iqbal, three days short of his
18th birthday, smashed 51 for

his maiden half-century to help
Bangladesh reach 192-5 with
nine balls to spare.
Fellow left-hander Saqibul
Hasan, 19, took over and hit 53
and put on 84 runs with
Mushfiqur Rahim (56 not out)
for the fourth wicket.
It was Bangladesh's sec-
ond win over India in 15
Bangladesh emulated
their famous victory over Pa-
kistan in the 1999 World
Cup, underlining their
progress after failing to win
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JUBILATION: Bangladesh players celebrate the dismissal of India's Robin Uthappa on the way to their stunning victory in
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cricket's rich history by beat-
ing Pakistan on St Patrick's
Day amid unbelievable ten-
sion in Jamaica.
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wicketkeeper batsman Niall
O'Brien, they reached a rain-ad-
justed target of 128 with three
wickets remaining in near dark-
Ireland's fans, who had

been there to witness the tie
agAinst Zimbabwe, could barely
contain themselves afterwards.
Scores: Ireland 133-7 beat Pa-
kistan 132 by three wickets.
The result means
Pakistan, ranked
fourth in the world,
are already out.
Wicketkeeper O'Brien,
axed by Kent in 2006 because
they rate Geraint Jones
above him, hit a brilliant 72,
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' I just got back from taking
part in a stress management
course at Discovery, Marigot
Bay, St Lucia. It was the best
7 days I've spent for a long
"How could you be
stressed?" some of my friends
in London are saying. "You just
got off a plane and surely St
Lucia is nice and easy type of
an island. What's wrong with
Not a thing is wrong with
me but what I realized from di-
agnosis through the tutor, ev-
eryday life is full of stresses.
Some are good for you and a lot
are bad like swearing, smoking,
drinking and dealing with nega-
tive people.
We can't live without
stress. For example, I would not
be a good editor if I were not
stressed sometimes. It's my
way of checking that everything
is at optimum level. If I am too
relaxed then
I am not doing a good job.
So in my case stress is good.
But I had to admit that
when I am over stressed, some-
thing like my partner asking,
"What's for dinner?" would

send my blood pressure through
the roof. Why do I have to
cook? If you're hungry, then
you cook. I don't understand
why cooking is a woman's
thing? My father could cook
better than my mother, yet ev-
ery day she has to cook because
that's what is expected of a
good wife. Hello! Well I will
never be a good wife because I
hate cooking.
I have 3 degrees; I am a jour-
nalist, a cosmetologist and a life
coach, so why should cooking
be added to my CV to make me
a better person?
And you know what, its
women who do it to them-
selves. Even if my mother
were tired she would get up
and cook if my father was
hungry. That's why I am so
militant about this cooking
thing. I am not going to bed
smelling of curry chicken or
fried fish andgarlic in my
hair because my man will

think I am a perfect woman.
It's just not my thing. How
on earth can that be sexy?
Women, I must tell you that
you are the real culprits of this'
problem. You put too much
pressure on yourselves. A're-
lationship check-up is the secret
to lasting love. It's normal to be
in love but still have problems,
and dealing with niggles will
help your relationship grow.
You say, "He does not talk
to me". Book your favorite res-
taurant. You don't always have
to wait for him to do it for good-
ness sake. When you make a
special effort, chances are the
talk will go positively.
Then say, "We're great to-
gether. What do you think
would make our relationship
even better?" He can think of
something he likes first, so he'll
be open to suggestion when you
weave in anything you want to
sort out.
Sort out the nagging doubts

that can chip away at even the
greatest relationship. Most of
yo*u know that your man loves
and adores you. All the signs
are there he's overcome his al-
lergy to your plants, he calls
you for no reason and keeps a
toothbrush at your place. But
although the relationship seems
rock solid, there's still a part of
you that's nervous, like the con-
nection might combust any mo-
Let me tell you, if you get
scared in a relationship, you in-
troduce fear and negativity. And
that only feeds your anxiety
that something will go wrong.
The secret to a good relation-
ship is to keep that negativity
out. So before you let your in-
securities mess with your love
life, sort it out.
Men tell me these things
get on their nerves. For ex-
ample his eye wanders she
thinks he must be looking for
a girlfriend upgrade. Girls,
just blame it on biology. Men
are hardwired to look. And
he's not the only one who
goes gago over a random
beauty; all men do it; so you
just have to accept it.
But ease your mind with


this: just because he looks
doesn't mean he wants to touch.
Men look to draw attention to
themselves and massage their
own egos. Generally, they're.
just trying to make themselves
feel better, which shouldn't have
any impact on your relation-
ship. .
Another one is: I'm just
not the perfect girlfriend he
wants. Never try too hard.
It's good for both you and
your partner's self esteem to
make an effort, but it should
never interfere with the flow
of your relationship. Of
course, there's no denying
the pressure to be flawless.
Thankfully, your partner's
perception of perfection is
probably different to yours.
My best 'friend who is a
man, complained to me the other
day. "All I want to do is lie in
bed one weekend with my girl-
friend," he says, "but she's too
obsessed with going to the gym,
running errands and cleaning the
house. I'd love to- bum her 10
page-to-do-list and force her to
eat cold pizza with me in her
pajamas on a Saturday morn-
Moral of the story: most


men (Hugh Hefner excluded:
don't want to feel as if they're
sleeping with a show pony, so
stop worrying about the impos-
Make an effort to get ou
so you feel like you're on *
proper date, not jus
housemates. By the six
month stage of any relatiOn
ship you'll notice,faults in
the other person you didn't
before. Accepting they're not
perfect is less disappointing
if you think of a shortcom-
ing of yours that balances it
out. For example, he might be
stingy but you might always
be late.
What made your relation-
ship so wonderful at the start?
Was it your squeaky-clean
house? I think not! What first
attracted you to each other? If
you're reminded of positive
points you'll relaxand realize
cleaning and cooking isn't so
important. Bad habits, like tak-
ing advantage of your partner's
generosity, liave to stop.
Take turns to spend the last
pennies in your.account or
you'll run out of relationship
credit. And start a long-term
love routine to keep you con-
nected; have a proper date ev-
ery. fortnight, turn off the TV so
you can chat, shower together
and talk intimately.
You could live happy for-
ever, if you really wanted to.

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Sunday Chronicl'e March 18,2007 .......... .............. ...... .......... ...... III

A ID fl Guyanese high achiever

to serve as global scholar
TE CALTHOUGH a student in the medical faculty of New York's Hunter College for less than a
1 year, Hana Kamelia Mohamed, 17, has been selected to join the prestigious Global Young
Yesterday" Leaders Conference (GYLC).
She is the daughter Nazir and Bonita Mohamed, popular business people in Georgetown.
The GYLC is an outstanding opportunity option and program that enables high achiever young
people who are scholars, to "learn the diplomatic, social and economic lessons of the past, debate
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Secretariat will screen "Yesterday" Tuesday at the Sidewalk CafN. as a leading achiever in the scholastic field, is Darren
It is the story of a Jordon, an upper sixth former who is tutored at the School
woman "Yesterday" who of Nations, Kingston, Georgetown. He is the son of Win-
battles with HIV which ston and Charmaine Atkinson Jordon, both of whom are
prominent public servants and programmers.
she contracted from her Mohamed attended Mae's, the Islamic Students Academy
husband. Rather than and Queen's College. She was a diligent and resourceful student. SF
succumb to the disease, and obtained a total of 10 subjects at the CXC level as well as
reaching proficiency in Arabic.
Yesterday chooses to fight N The nomination to the GYLC which carries a limitation of
so that she could stay alive -nterms of the number of young people who can actually take up
to see her daughter, in the opportunity, it is a historic initiative that dates to the mid
school. 1950s. 4
The story is set in HeAccording to the institution's managing director Ms. Snyder,
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Page IV Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007


America s


By Terence Roberts 4
"IN the famous words of Jose
Vasconcelos, the Mexican
philosopher, it is in Latin
America that a new race will
come into being, made of all
the previous races, the final
race, the cosmic race. It is
true that Vasconcelos' words
in his book: "Raza Cosmica"
(1952) are abstract and cul-
tural. Nevertheless, his vision
of a new tropical race does re-
flect on exciting situation.
No part of the world has ever
witnessed such a gigantic
mixing of races as the one
that has been taking place in
Latin America and the Carib-
bean since 1492."
That is the opening para-
graph of a precious book "Race
mixture in the history of Latin

America" by the famous Swed-
ish sociologist Magnus Momer,
first published in 1967.
To some, Morner's study
may seem incomplete, since it
does not mention or include
Guyana (or Suriname, or French
Guiana), yet in one of the
Smithsonian Institute's volumes
titled "The Handbook of South
American Indians". British
Guiana/Guyana is recorded as
having some of the most racially
mixed people in the world, in
quality, not quantity.
A good example of this
quality is easily evident if we
look at the racial makeup of
some of Guyana's greatest
writers: Edgar Mittelholzer is
a mixture of African, Ger-
man, Swiss; Wilson Harris is
a mixture of African, French,
East Indian, English; Jan


Carew is a mixture of Afri-
can, Dutch, English; Martin
Carter is a mixture of
Amerindian, African, Dutch,
English. And we can go on
and on citing other
Guyanese. Morner's omis-
sion of Guyana in his book is
not a denial of Guyana's
unique role in South
America's miscegenated
population; rather his omis-
sion of Guyana meant that
Guyana had not as yet pro-
duced a positive human vi-
sion of its polymorphic
achievements, like its Latin
American neighbours.
Guyana was interesting as a
place where one could study
stubborn and embarrassing oral
and written justifications for
racism, where imitative and im-
ported North American styled

racially bigoted and exclusive at-
titudes caused an enormous
waste of time, and chronic stag-
nation for the-social and eco-
nomic future of the nation.
Unlike other South Ameri-
can nations Guyana -did not
produce thinkers who realized
that local miscegenated people
were products of a fresh human
start on local soil, rather than
simply victims of by-products

of colonial domination and
Many local thinkers in co-
lonial South America, unlike
Guyana, realized that if South
Americans were to progress and
prosper in pleasant circum-
stances on the continent where
they lived, they would have to
respect and admire themselves
as they are, regardless of what
anyone thought.


sC 1 v

A Spaniard, his Indian wife, and their mestizo son; an 18th
century painting, Courtesy, Museo de America, Madrid.

Creoles, whether of Euro-
pean, African or other old world
racial origins, laid the foundation
for South America's indepen-
dent movements away from ser-
vile exploitation, led by open-
minded young South American
gentlemen like Bolivar,
O'Leary, Sucre, San Martin, etc.
The idea of the "Cosmic
Race" gradually emerged in
South America after more
and more people emigrated
to the continent from around
the world, because they re-
spected its racial harmony
which resulted from centu-
ries of cultivating a creole ra-
cially inclusive philosophy.
Such a view meant that every
race within such nations had
a rule to play in producing
the new national and conti-
nental identity, as a priority
above concerns of racial pu-
A nation cannot grow or
stabilise if its citizens remain
obsessed or interested only in
someplace elsewhere, where
they originated rather than
where they were born and now
reside. South Americans and
Guyanese, of pure or mixed
race, are fresh local human prod-
ucts, created by transplanted
ancient original peoples of Pre-
Columbian America, Europe,
Africa, India, Asia, etc.
For some social-thinking
South Americans, especially
of Guyanese origin, the im-
portant issue is not the
stabilising ability of local
Please see page V

Page 4 &21.p65

(Part 1)

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
S Georgetown,
Telephone 226-3305 or 226-3423
and on the following internet sites: http .'.v..*... rmpp ','
and http;
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 focus at the community level focusing on:
1) 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
to be approved.
Guyana Micro-Projects Board

,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

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Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007


Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007


PERHAPS at sometime, we chronic
all suffer from a sore throat. causes
But while this seems allergies
normal, the cause and evolution reactions
of the disease may vary quite a Sore
lot. Included in the respiratory prominer
system disorders, the acute or variety of



condition arises from
such as infection,
s, tumors and drug

throat is usually a
it symptom of a wide
f diseases among which

are, rheumatic, scarlet and
relapsing fevers, (the latter is
spread by a tick). Others
include polio, tetanus, tonsillitis
and Vitamin B deficiency.
What we commonly call the
throat is really the oropharnyx

From page IV

polymorphic creole culture (some even deny South America's leading role in racial harmony,
and call it a myth), but the gap between rich and poor.
The same attitude is often echoed by British and North American University students who study
South American societies. Such academics notice that the poorer citizens of South America often have
darker skins. That is all they see not the historical legacy where both transplanted Africans (even after
abolition) and Indigenous peoples were not part of western culture, western skills, which gave birth to
"developed" societies with economic advances.
Native Indians and freed slaves were poorer by comparison because they came from lifestyles
outside westernised structures, they now had to learn and adjust to some new educational, technical,
social and linguistic skills that were transforming South America with ideas from Spain, Italy, Portugal,
and France, especially. Yet all those beautiful colonial buildings and cathedrals in Latin America were
built by skilled workmen from Native Indian, African and miscegenated backgrounds. Their creative
skills were used and advanced under the educational guidance of European monks, proving that their
combined knowledge and human values were beneficial to all involved.
Wherever local creole cultures, of pure or mixed races, were allowed to develop unhindered, as in
Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Mexico, progressive na-
tions slowly emerged. A similar creole culture flourished in early Guyana up to 1781, until the first
British invasions occurred. The invaders were shocked to find that the Dutch, like the neighboring
Portuguese and Spanish creoles, were creating a similar creole nation in Guyana's Demerara, Berbice,
and Essequibo regions. But the British Imperials dismissed the beautiful examples of nascent creole
nationality they saw as "obscure", inferior "tawny" people, who were little more than errors of con-
quest, bastards, half-breeds, etc, simply because they were not of one racial stock.
Today, only the most poisoned minds would accept such pitiful puerile slander penned by
early British historians on Guyanese creoles.
Many of these historians refused to believe that Dutch and other non-Anglo European settlers in
early Guyana really loved their Native Indian, African, and mixed spouses, even tough such European
men sent their non-white wives and mixed children to hide in the jungle during Brit invasions, out of
fear they can be taken away from and sold.
When the Brits introduced European women in great numbers to provide "proper" partners for
white men, most non-Anglo "whitemen" kept to their creole loves.
The famous Spanish decree of 1501, in contrast to Anglo views, declared: "Let some Span-
ish (Christians) marry some Indian women, and Spanish women marry some Indian men, so
that both parties can communicate and teach each other.

Guyana Revenue Authority


VAT Refund

The Value Added Tax and Excise Tax Department of the
Guyana Revenue Authority advises that VAT Registrants who
are engaged in business activities where at least fifty percent of
their taxable supplies are zero-rated and report a VAT credit in
excess of $20, 000 can apply for arefund.

These persons are encouraged to visit the VAT and Excise Tax
Department, Albert and Charlotte Streets from March 8, 2007
to uplift their RefundApplication form.

The GRA advises that refunds are not automatic but may be
subject to investigation and audit.

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The Dentist Advises
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which is visible at the back of
the mouth, situated below the
nasopharnyx and above the
larynx (voice box).
Tonsils, of which there are
three types, are spongy tissues
at the back of the throat,
composed mainly of
lymphocytic cells.
First, the alatine tonsils,
usually referred to as the
"tonsils ", are visible between
the arches that extend from the
uvula (bell shaped structure at
the centre of the opening), to the
floor of the mouth.
Secondly, the pharyngeal
tonsils, often called the
adenoids, lie at the back of
the throat. These generally
shrink as a child grows, but
may have to be surgically
removed if it becomes
enlarges or inflamed.
Thirdly, the lingual tonsils
are on the upper surface of each
side of the back of the tongue.
The function of the tonsils
is to protect the pharynx
(common entrance to the gullet,
nose and wind-pipe) and the
rest of the body from infectious
organisms (bacteria, viruses and
Infection of the tonsils,
called tonsillitis, may serve as a
source of infection elsewhere in
the body. The tonsils form
lymphocytes which are white

blood cells that produce anti -
bodies to combat harmful
organisms trapped in the
mucous membrane lining the
In fact, the lymphocytic
tissue circumscribing the throat
actually represents the first line
of defense against invading
pathogens (germs that cause
In reality, the HIV virus is
too frail too kill anyone. Most
people who die from AIDS
succumb generally as a result of
either pneumoncystic carinii
pneumonia, or cancer. These
situations develop because there
is the development of special
white blood cells known as Tee
Four Lymphocytes which have
the responsibility of providing
immunity against the aggressive
The AIDS virus also
invades and kills Tee Four
Lymphocytes leaving the
body vulnerable. These
protective cells are
manufactured in the tonsils,
bone marrow and spleen.
A sore throat that is n9t
responding to conventional

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
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 where the
contribution from the Guyana Micro Projects Programme is less than
$2,620,000.00 GUY in sectors as outlined below. The full application
form forApplicants is available at:-

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

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

The deadline lfor the receipt of application forms is March 30 at 16:00
Hrs, April 30 at 16:00 Hrs. May 31 at 16:00 iHrs, June 29 at 16:00 Hrs.
July 31 at 16:00 Hlrs. August 31 at 16:00 Hrs, September 28 at 16:00 Hrs
and October 31 at 16:0.0 Hrs.

A 25%/, minimum contribution by the beneficiaries in cash or in kind is
essential i !'a proposal is to be approved.

316/2007. 3.33 PM

Page V

treatment may be gonorrhea of
the oropharnyx.contracted from
oral sex. Also occurring
sometimes, is diphtheria which
begins gradually with fever and
sore throat and swollen lymph
nodes (glands) in the neck.
A thick white membrane
forms on the tonsils and may
obstruct breathing to necessitate
the surgical opening of the
windpipe. Heart muscle and
nerves may be affected, causing
heart failure, paralysis and
sometimes death.
The throat communicates
with the middle ear, located
behind the ear drum, by means
of a passage called the
Eustachian tube. This is why
the pain of an ear infection is
occasionally experienced when
the victim has a cold.
With a sore throat, the
typical complaint is a raw, dry
or burning sensation and pain
on swallowing all but cool
substances, such as ice
cream. If the infection
spreads downwards to the
larynx, a hoarseness and
temporary loss of voice may

Page VI Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007




e pay book at

Canje estate

- Convicted accused freed by Appellate Court

IN 1954 a Berbice Assize jury
unhelped by the trial judge,
used the evidence of co-ac-
cused Balgobin to convict fel-
low accused Jairam Gopaul, a
Field Clerk of Rose Hall Es-,
tate, Canje,, Berbice, of falsi-
fication of accounts.
Gopaul who was sentenced?.
to jail, appealed the conviction
and sentence on the ground that
the trial judge did not directly'
jury on the proper use of the
unsworn testimony of one ac-,

caused against the other.
The then Court of Appeal
constituted by Chief Justice
Frederick Malcolm Boland and
Justices of Appeal Kenneth
Stoby and Roland Phillips al-
lowed the appeal and set aside
the conviction and sentence.
Among other things, the
Appellate Court, found that the
trial judge was guilty of non-di-
rection, which was tantamount
to a misdirection of the jury.
The appellant Gopaul was

charged with falsification of ac-

[E0 U:R] HI

At the trial a man named
Balgobin was charged jointly
with him of aiding and abetting
the commission of the offence.
Balgobin was acquitted by the


Contractors are invited to bid to undertake the following Projects.

1. Construction of 5 concrete culverts measuring 20' x 2' x 2' x 6"
each 1 Hampton Court,-2 Anna Regina, 1 Reliance, I
Windsor Castle.
2. To supply 200 tons crusher run of the maintenance of streets
within the Municipality (1800').
3. Upgrading street in Lima with 60 x 40m/loam (400' x 12' x 1'
with earthen clay shoulders) and installing of 1 re-enforce
concrete culvert 20' x 2' x 2' x 6".
4. Upgrading of Tahal Street in Bush Lot with 60 x 40m/loam
(600' x 12' x 1' with earthen clay shoulders).
5. Construction of 1 foot bridge in Danielstown (20' x 10'4' above
water level).
6. To supply 225 cu yds 60 x 40 mixed loam for the maintenance
of street within the municipality (1500').
7. Upgrading of Clarke Street with 60 x 40 mixed loam in
Danieslstown (800' x 12' x 1').
8. Upgrading of Mathews Street in Danielstown with 60 x 40
mixed loam (800' x 12' x 1').

The Tender Document can be purchased from the Council's Finance
Department for a non refundable fee of $1 500.

Bid must be accompanied by the following:

Valid NIS Certificate
GRA Certificate

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing to identity of the

Bids'must be addressed to the Town Clerk of the Anna Regina Town
Council, Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.

Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the bottom flat of
the Council's Office on or before March 26, 2007 at 09:00 hrs, which
will be opened in the presence of the bidders/representatives who wish
to attend on March 27, 2007 at 09:00 hrs.

Bidders who do not comply with the instruction would be deemed
The. Anna Regina Town Cbuncil reserves the right not to accept the
lowest bidder.

G. Persaud
Town Clerk

At the close of the case for
the prosecution Balgobin elected

evidence as affecting the appel-
lant was a misdirection and as it

i By George Barclay

to give unsworn evidence from
the dock. His evidence impli-
cated the appellant.
The trial judge had directed
the jury that anything said by,
one accused in the absence of
the other was not evidence
against the other, and if said in
his presence, was evidence only
if by words or conduct he
adopted it. He did not direct
the jury that Balgobin's un-
sworn evidence was not evi-
dence against the appellant.
The Appellate Court held
that the failure on the part of the
judge to tell the jury that they
were not to consider Balgobin's

could not be certain that the
jury, acting reasonably, could
despite the failure of the judge to
give them the proper direction ,
inevitably have come to the same
conclusion,' 'this was not a case
for invoking the proviso to sec-
tion 6 of the Criminal Appeal
Ordinance'. In that case, a re-
trial was not ordered.
Appeal was allowed and
conviction quashed.
The Chief Justice who de-
livered the judgment noted the
appellant was convicted at the
Berbice Criminal Assizes. The
falsification alleged by the
Crown was that he appellant,



had entered in a book kept by
him, the name of one Balgobin
as having worked whereas he
knew that Balgobin had riot
Appellant's defence was
that the overseer or headman
had instructed him to enter

Please see page VII

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cater Ior the fuItire. GDF IS RE(CRLITING NOw!! Make up your
nind now and enlist in the Guvana Deflence Force.

Eniov the thrill of pirofes ional soldiering, the adienlure of knowing
our country\ ald the pos-sibilit of overseas training in the USA, UK,
Canada. Bra/i and other countries.

Iou must:
Be between 18 and 25 years of age.
HaLe a good Secondary Education, a sound mind and a
liealthy body.

Police Clearance
Tn o (2) recent Testimonials and
Birth Certificate.
SIppI'.i m pt' rion o/ i1 1 rt U iingL o.

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S t Camp Aanganna

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Application should reach not later than Frida%, March 30th, 2007
i\~ i p r ot / ii\ i iff .

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y Chronicle March 18, 2007

From page VI

Balgobin's name and he
was unaware whether he had
worked or not.
Balgobin who was charged
with aiding and abetting, in his
,n defence, gave an unsworn
statement from the dock that he
old the appellant he had not
worked but was entitled to
"holidays with pay"( a system
by which a labourer is paid for
two weeks without working),
and the appellant promised to
"fix it up." Balgobin was not
entitled to "holidays with pay".
Continuing his judgment
Justice Boland noted that the
only ground of appeal which
merits the consideration of
the Court is one based, on
the submission that a state-
ment given by the co-accused
Balgobin a statement made
from the dock on his election
not to go into the witness box
-and give evidence was al-
lowed to go to the jury with-
out a warning from the judge
that it was not to be taken as
affecting Jairam Gopaul, the
The facts disclosed at the
jury trial were that Jairam
Gopaul, the appellant, was em-
ployed as a field clerk at Plan-
tation Rose Hall. He kept what
is known as a Time Book and
-when labourers were taken on it

was his duty to write down
their names in his Time Book as
they were called out by a fore-
man or some field clerk.
Balgobin at the material time-
that is, during the week between the
25th day of June and the first day
of July- was a person who used to
be employed on the estate work-
ing on a tractor.
The case for the Crown
was that Balgobin did no work
during that week and in the
-Time Book which was kept by
the appellant his name ap-
peared as having done some
work from the twenty-fifth and
succeeding days until the end of
the week, and when one made
an addition of the sums for
which he was entitled to for
work each day he was repre-
sented there as being entitled to
the sum of $13.10.
The system obtaining at the
Rose Hall estate is that entries
in the Time Book kept by the
appellant are entered by another
employee in a book that is
called a Pay List.
It is the duty of the appellant
to give to Richieram Beharry, the
employee who keeps the Pay List,
the information that is necessary
for the entry in the Pay List, and
there it appears-that Balgobin did
draw the sum of $13.10 for that
It ought to be explained,
Boland said, that labourers,

when they present themselves
for work each day, have their
names called out by a foreman
and have their work allotted to
them. Later on, it is the duty of
the foreman or somebody else
to inform the appellant, for en-
try in his Time Book, of the
hours that these people had in
fact worked.
The case for the Crown is
that Balgobin did not work and
that this week's entries in the
Time Book made by the appel-
lant were false and they were
knowingly false, and that in
-making those entries he had the
intention to defraud.
The Crown was asking
the jury to say that in the
Time Book where Balgobin
was entered as having
worked there were erasures
and the jury were asked to
accept that those erasures
showed that the names of a
man called Manbodh, in one
instance, Kenneth Lord in
another instance and another
person in the third instance
had been erased, and that it
does seem.strange that in the
Pay List these three persons
have their names appearing
as "persons entitled to re-
ceive money for work done"
during that week. Those
three men, according to Jus-
tice Boland gave evidence that
they had actually received

Foreign lExchange Market Activities
Suniinary indicators
Frida., March 9, 2007 -Thursday, March 1i5. 2007

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*n'S 28.,2
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l .loss 5 ii 6 mom- ..3 14."-o (.;S S 23%
S ... OS .(,5 I i year 5.19000% Guyana (wt. 4 52%
( (.l.(S- D 7. 79 .
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Source: International Department, Bank of Guyania.

money, too, as payment for
their work during that par-
ticular week.
Referring to the defence
case, the judgment pointed out
that the appellant's defence at
the trial as revealed by cross-
examination, and in a statement
given by him to the police
which was put in evidence and
a statement made by him from
the dock which he gave on his
election not to go into the wit-
ness box and give evidence on
oath was that he did make the
entries in this Time Book as
they appealed there.
He did not admit that there
were erasures, Justice Boland
said and added, "I am not sure
that he said that, but at any rate
that was put forward in cross-
examination that it was not at
all an unnatural thing that a per-
son making entries like that in
lead pencil would have cause to
erase names when names are
called out by the foreman and

then changed.
"He maintained in effect
that if these entries were false,
if this man Balgobin had not had
not worked he was not aware
that these entries were false; his
duty was simply to take down
the names as given to him by
the foreman and he was under
no obligation at all to go around
and inspect the work and to
see that the various people
whose names he had entered
were at work.
"So far as that latter submis-
sion was concerned there was
some evidence given that during
this particular week he was there
and must have seen whether, they
were working or not.
"At any rate, the whole
burden of his evidence was 'I
know nothing about it. I sim-
ply had to write down what
was called out and I passed on
what I had in my book to the
man who was keeping the Pay
List'. "I think there was also a

report made by some other per-
son in authority, but I do not
think for the purpose of this
case that report is of any im-
"Balgobin had given a state-
ment to the police and in that
statement he stated that some
time before the pay day he had
been making representations
that he was entitled to holiday
with pay; that he had actually
seen Richieram Beharry and he
was told that he-.was not en-
titled to it as he had not got the
required number of days.
"That is what Balgobin
says. He asked the appellant to
see about it for him and the ap-
pellant told him he would fix it
up, and in the dock he said that
he was present on pay day and
received his money without any
knowledge that it was a fraud."
The Appellate Court al-
lowed the appeal of Jairam
Gopaul and set aside the con-
viction and sentence.

Page VII

Seeks to fill the position of

Based in Georgetown, Guyana and working under the policy, programme and
technical supervision of the Representative for the English and Dutch-speaking
Caribbean, the HIV/AIDS Adviser substantively contributes to the management of
UNFPA activities within the framework of our Regional Strategy on HIVIAIDS, with a
special focus on women and girls, young people, vulnerable populations and
condom programming.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

.* Regularly assess, analyse and communicate to decision-makers national and
regional HIV/AIDS trends, challenges and priorities with a special focus on
women and girls, young people, vulnerable populations and condom
Contribute to national efforts to develop, monitor and implement policies, plans
and strategies for combating HIV/AIDS and other Sites.
Advocate and provide technical guidance for a multi-sectorial approach to
H1IV/AIDS; support strengthening of regional and national technical capacity in
HIV prevention through the identification, capacity development and
mobilisation of potential national/regional institutional and civil society
partners to expand HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.
Provide substantive technical input to the development of UNFPA policies and
strategic plans in the area of HIV/AIDS, using the collective experience from
activities at the country and regional levels.
Support and strengthen inter-agency collaborations on HIV/AIDS and young
people and RHCS at country level with development partners; Promote
substantive and programmatic linkages between UNFPA-supported HIV/AIDS
interventions in RHCS and Population and Development.

We are looking for candidates who have:

The ability for advocacy and advancing a policy oriented agenda
A strong client-oriented approach to their work; strong skills in policy analysis
and demonstrated experience in policy development and evaluation
A capacity for leveraging the resources of national governments and partners
Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
Familiarity with the Latin America and Caribbean region and familiarity, with
the UN system
An ability for analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation
Postgraduate degree in Health, Population, Public Health or other related Social
Science discipline
Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience in the public or private
Fluency in English Language.
Willingness to travel

Interested persons should send their letter of application and curriculum vitae by March 26. 2007 to:

Representative, UNFPA
Email: Jam.aica.,

Candidates must complete a United Nations Personal History form (P. 11), available on the UNFPA
web site at ww..u.nfp.o.Qrg.

We will only be able to respond to those candidates in whom UNFPA has a further interest

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and of my

Literary Ancestors

In the

by Petamber Persaud
'All the world's a stage,
And all the men and
women merely players:
They have their exits and
their entrances;
And one man in his time
plays many parts'.
Shakespeare has travelled
the earth far and wide, covering
a lot of ground since he surfaced
in the 16th century, coming to
Guyana and taking up residence
in the hearts of many genera-
tions of literature lovers. He is
perhaps the most well-known
writer on the planet.
So it was worth every new
pence and old penny visiting
the "Shakespeare Houses" in
Stratford-upon-Avon in the
sprawling county of
Warwickshire, England. I was
worth every pound of entrance
fees (and other costs) totalling
over twenty-five pounds ster-
ling, the price of a few text
books in Guyana; I ought to
have taken that tour way back
when one pound was equal to
Every minute was worth
the scores of books I read and
the dozens of documentaries/
movies I viewed on or about
Shakespeare the man, his life
and work. I am grateful to
former British High Commis-
sioner to Guyana, Edward
Glover, for hosting Festivals of
Shakespeare films in this coun-
This account of my sp-
journ in Shakespeare coun-
.try would not be worth its
salt if I did not include a cer-
tain character. My "trans-
porter", photographer and
guide was Joseph Burgundy
(as in the Joseph featured in
David Dabydeen's first novel
'The Intended' that won The
Guyana Prize for Literature
in 1992 for best book of fic-
Joseph, now a man/servant
of modern gadgetry, equipped

with GPS, went around in
circles not that I was mindful
- I couldn't get enough of
Shakespeare. Give me excess!
While at school, my teach-
ers would often say, close your
eyes and imagine Shakespeare
time and country, put yourself
in the play, get the feel of the
land, the culture of the time -
the kissing of hands, the role of
the Court jester and meaning of
touchstone and what were foul
papers, boys playing female
Imagine too Shakespeare
playing at marbles, top spin-
ning, blind man's buff and hide
and seek.
Now, decades later, here I
am walking along Henley Street
to the local grammar school, re-
turning to do my chores, later
walking through the gardens and
orchards all the way to the
placid Avon River.
Now, decades later, here I
am fingering the door that
was opened to Shakespeare
as he courted Anne
Hathaway. Of course
Shakespeare had a sweet
tongue which sometimes got
him into trouble, once propo-
sitioning him into marriage
life at the age of eighteen to
a woman about eight years
his senior.
That union produced a
daughter named Susanna and the
twins, Judith and Hamnet; the
boy died a few years later and
the others were unable to carry
on the Shakespeare name.
Despite the discontinuity of
genealogy, William Shakespeare
remains perhaps the most fa-
mous playwright in history.
Shakespeare went on to pro-
duce approximately 37 plays
and about 158 sonnets and po-'
ems. It is said he processed an
awesome vocabuiaiy of ap-
proximately 30, 000 words. A
few of my favourite.plays in-
clude As You Like It, Merchant
of Venice, Taming of the Shrew.
Midsummer Night's Dream,
Othello and King Lear.

Page VII

Now, decades later, here I
am standing upon the Avon as
it flowed alongside the Royal
Shakespeare Theatre which was
about to take a final curtain call
with the play "Coriolanus" in
preparation for a three-year clo-
sure for renovation works that
will transform it into an intimate
1,000 seat Renaissance court-
yard auditorium.
New Place (where
Shakespeare spent his final
days after returning from
London) was gone but in its
stead was a stimulating and
informative knot garden with
a semblance of the famous
mulberry tree, all guarded by
bronze sculptures of charac-
ters from Shakespeare's
plays including Tempest,
King Lear and Hamlet.
William Shakespeare, born
1564, descended from
Warwickshire farmers. His fa-
ther, John, was glover, tanner,
property owner and public of-
ficial. Shakespeare's mother,
Mary Arden, was a member of
the Warwickshire gentry.
Shakespeare died in 1616
but his work is alive all over this
planet and moving now into
Despite the wintry chill (it
was very cold for a man who
lived all his life in the tropics
with his first taste of winter),
despite hazy sunshine (the sun
was out most of the way that
day but there was no fire in its
belly), despite constant cloud-
bursts (like at Bartica on the
Essequibo River. Guyaria), I
will cherish each moment of that
At various historical

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From page VIII
stops. there vere throngs of people from all parts or the
world doing the said four that day; I do not know any for-
eign languages (sa'e a few Spanish words) but on that day
there were nationals whom I was able to ascertain from
'hina, France, Belgium. Germany. Spain and from other
countries whose identity I was unable to establish.
But we were all speaking Shakespeare language, it \as like
a urniersal language. in fact the works of Shakespeare i trans-
lated inio even' major languages of the world. Standing outside
Shakespeare birthplace. I asked (in English) a French school girl
how she fell she rephed. "no speak English Shakespeare birth-
place." She turned to her colleagues and giggled and they hugged
and they did a gig and lost me in a babble of excited French.
Leaving Stratford-upon-Avon, my rmnd drifted to home and
further back to my school days filled with Shakespeare and his
quotations luch got us boys into trouble or got us into girls'
good books
Shakespeare was brought to Guyana by the English
colonisers, transported here just as cricket and other in-
terests/pastimes were brought to Guyana. Ever since then
Shakespeare has captured the imagination of Guyanese.
remaining a companion to the 'old school' even as the mas-
ter playwright is reborn in the breast of every generation
of school children.
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SIX months ago, right before our 27th wedding anniversary, I
found out from my husband he fathered a child with a woman.
The child is now 20. He confessed because I found receipts in
his wallet that were child support payments made to the mother. I
snooped because I knew he was hiding something and I was des-
perate to find clues.
This affair happened during a difficult period. We'd been mar-
ried seveh years, and he lost his business.
I remember thinking how distant he was, but my religion and
faith made me always believe the best about him.
Although I knew something was up, I never imagined he'd had
an affair. I always chalked his behavior down to depression.
He and the woman signed some sort of agreement whereby he
would help her financially, but otherwise would remain anonymous.
She kept it that way for years, but around 10 years ago, he
says -she "blackmailed" him into giving her more money. The re-
ceipts in his wallet were payments he made to keep her quiet and
not tell me what happened.
He says now the situation made him "come to himself" and
break off the relationship. They had only been together maybe three
or four times when he broke it off, and a month later she told him
of the pregnancy. I've met the girl, and there is no doubt my hus-
band is the father!
In his eyes, he's been "faithful" to me for 20 years. He took a
lie detector test, and the results are he is telling the truth. I decided
to stay married to him, but I'm struggling with trust. I wonder if
he is the man I want to live with.
To his credit, he now seems to have chafiged many of his ways
and attitudes toward the marriage. He is more concerned and at-
tentive. He says he loves me deeply and wishes he had never done
this thing.
I know no one can read anyone else's mind, but do you have
any advice for me?


Julia. irn \\,> ri n if % tIC le Rip I)b
Van \\inkle a man ctLches a nap in the
woods and wakes up 20 years later. At first surprised to think he
slept an entire night, he is stunned when he returns home and real-
izes he slept through the entire American Revolution.
The whole pattern of his memory is called into question.
Exactly like Rip Van Winkle, you have 20 years of catching up
to do. Your husband is attentive now, but you suspect the change
in his behavior is the difference between you knowing his secret
and not knowing.
Cheaters often get to stay until the one cheated on gets their
mind totally around what happened.
What will dawn on you as time goes on? You will think
about the time you wanted a trip, and he said there wasn't
enough money. You will think about the time you felt espe-
cially close to him, and wonder if it really happened. You
will think about the time he said he didn't want another child,
and know the reason why.
He took all the options for himself and foreclosed all of yours.
If you had known the truth, you might have been married to some-
one else for the past 18 years. It's hard to give credence to a lie
detector test.
Though the test is widely used in the US, it has very
little scientific standing. In Europe it is regarded on a
par with palm reading and astrological charts, and of
course, the person paying for the test often gets the re-
sults they paid for.
Give yourself time before you decide what to do. A cheater
usually seeks immediate forgiveness, which they equate with a par-
don. They want a pardon before their partner has a chance to think
things over.
But like Rip Van Winkle, you need time to adjust your
memory to what actually happened.
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TWO of the Caribbean's
most acclaimed novelists and
screenwriters will be feted at
the third Caribbean Classic'
Stage & Screen Series from
April 15 21 in New York.
Guyanese Edward R.
Braithwaite, the genius behind

the 1960's film classic To Sir,
with Love featuring Sidney
Poitier, and Anthony C.
Winkler, the enigmatic creator of
The Annihilation of Fish with
James Earl Jones and Vanessa
Redgrave, will be special guests
at this celebration of the artistry

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of some of the Caribbean's most
illustrious wordsmiths from the
last century.
Braithwaite, a veteran
Royal Air Force World War II
pilot, and former diplomat is
best known'for his stories of
social conditions and racial

discrimination against black
people. His first and most
popular novel, To Sir, With
Love was Paid
Servant, A Kind Of
Homecoming, Choice of Straws,
Reluctant Neighbors, and
Honorary White.


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Please note that only short listed
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Winkler is the author or
co-author of many college
textbooks on rhetoric and
English grammar that are
widely used in American
colleges and universities. His
first novel, The Painted
Canoe received critical
acclaim. This was followed by
The Lunatic, The Great
Yacht Race, Going Home to
Teach, The Duppy, along with
a short story collection The
Annihilation of Fish and
Other Stories.
This year's program follows
on the heels of last year's
entertaining and insightful
retrospective of the work of
groundbreaking Jamaican
playwright and screenwriter
Trevor Rhone. Mr. Rhone is
best known in the United States
for co-writing the
internationally acclaimed film
The Harder They Come. .
Produced by the Brooklyn,.
NY based Caribbean Cultural
Theatre, the 2007 staging of the

Caribbean Classic Stage &
Screen Series is a mix of film
screenings, readings and panel
discussions, and will examine
the Caribbean experience as
depicted in film adaptations of
Caribbean literary texts.
The series kicks-off at St
Francis College, 180 Remsen
Street, Downtown Brooklyn
on Wednesday, April -4 with
provocative docudramas
inspired by the work of
Guyanese-British poet Grace
Nichols and Jamaican
women's ensemble Sistren
Theater Collective.
On Sunday, April 15, the
prophetic lyricism of late
Guyanese poet laureate, Martin
Carter; forms the backdrop for
a chilling look at post-colonial
societies in The Terror and the
Time at the Flatbush Branch of
the Brooklyn Public Library, 22
Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn,
The program returns to
St Francis College on Friday,
April 20 and Saturday April
21, with the formal opening
of the film series, on April 20
will pay homage to the
memory of actor/comedian
Charles Hyatt (High Winds
in Jamaica; Cool Runnings)

and filmmaker Perry
Henzell (The Harder They
The centerpiece of tl'
weekend will feature screening
of Braithwaite's To Sir, wi

Love, and Winkler's The
Annihilation of Fish and The
Lunatic. Other scheduled
screen gems include the highly
entertaining The Mystic
Masseur from Nobel Laureate,
V. S Naipaul, and two
contrasting interpretations form
Caribbean and non-Caribbean
perspectives, of Dominican
novelist's Jean Rhys post-
slavery classic, Wide Sargasso
Two discussion programs
on the challenges and
expectations of fashioning a
Caribbean identity in literature
and film will be held in Queens
and Brooklyn on Wednesday,
April 18 as the Office of the
Provost of St John's University
hosts "Turning Pages -
Caribbean cultural identity on
page and screen.
Mr. Winkler will also be
taking part in two book-signing
events in Manhattan for his
latest novel, Dog War.
The first, a reception for the
US launch of Dog War on April
19, is under the patronage of
the Hon. Dr. Basil K. Bryan,
Consul General of Jamaica in
New York at the Consujate, 767
3rd Avenue. The second is a
book signing and reading at Hu-
man Bookstore, 2319 Frederick
Douglas Boulevard.
Information on the
Caribbean Classic Stage &
Screen Series can be gotten by
calling the Caribbean Cultural
Theatre at 718-783-8345.
Presenting partners for
the series include Akashic
Book Publishers, American
,Foundation of the University
of the West Indies, Banana
Boat Productions, Caribbean
Literary & Cultural Center-
Brooklyn Public Library,
Consulate General of
Jamaica, Date with a Book,
Guyana Cultural
Association, Hu-man
Bookstore & Caf6, Jamaica
Information Service;
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VARSHA SINGH, 17, is just out of school. She likes traveling.
"If I can go to a new place'everyday, I'd go," she says. She
is in a pageant for the first and says she is having a good
time. 'The girls are friendly, so that helps," she says.


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technologist and currently a medical student at the
University of Guyana. Her mother is of mixed-raced while
her father is East Indian. She won the Miss India Guyana
pageant in 2005, when she exemplified the attributes fo a
woman from the Tamil Nadu state.



picked for

Miss Queen

of Beauty
THE organizers of the Mis, Queen of Beauty pageant have
picked three more contestants for the pageant which h %ill
be held on March 31. at Red House. Kingston. Georgetofn.
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Accounts Clerk. She was spotted at the Celina Resort. her
favourite hangout spot, practicing Latin dance. She has never
modeled before and says she is excited about this her first

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2007 Pakaraimas


- Thrills, disappointments, and visions ot

By Neil Marks

THEY say the Pakaraimas
mean "giant testicles."
I didn't quite understand
why before setting out on the>
2007 Pakaraimas Mountain Sa-
fari. It is over, and I still don't
get it. The only possible conclu-
sion I could draw is that it takes
"balls" (our creole language sub-
stitute for testicles) to attempt
to climb these mountains.
However, this is not to
scare anyone into attempting the
thrill ride. It. is absolutely for the
taking. However, good weather,
and by that I mean never ending
sunshine, is an absolutely neces-
sity. If you see rain, tell Frank
Singh, the guy at Rainforest
Tours who does the organiza-
tion, you're canceling out.
That is of course, if you want
to miss out on an incredible ad-
-venture to test your prowess of
gut, skill and fortitude. Sure, you
might not reach the end point -
Orinduik Falls but if you get
as far as Monkey Mountain,
like the last team did, well then,
you would have had an unfor-
gettable experience.
For. me, in more ways. than
one, it was just that uniforget-

To Karasabai
All the vehicles going on the
safari were required to meet at
the Guyoil gas station on Regent
Street in the city by 23:00 h
Sunday, March 4.
Guyoil, using its Castrol
brand, was providing free fuel for
the participants, so it was only
fitting that that be the starting
point. GUYOIL decided to come
on board again this year, provid-
ing free fuel and lubricants to
those participating. According to
GUYOIL Marketing Manager
Indranguth Haralsingh, the com-
pany is associated with the sa-
fari because it is synonymous
with the company's high perfor-
mance fuel. .
The day before, Frank had
telephoned to tell'me I was no
longer traveling with him,
since he was going along with
former Minister of Local Gov-
ernment Harripersaud Nokta,

who was taking along his
brother who had returned to
Guyana after 22 years. I
agreed. My new partners were
Carla and Shara from the
Guyana Tourism Authority.
Minister of Tourism
Manniram Prashad had
agreed to throw in a vehicle as
evidence of his support for the
Since take off was at 01:00
h Monday, I showed up at about
midnight Sunday. Our vehicle
was not there. I soon learn it
was involved in an accident and
the driver had to complete some
formalities with the Police. At
take-off time, we learn that we
weren't going to get the vehicle
after all. It was time to worry.
Inside the vehicle were our
sleeping tents and foodstuff.
Nokta came to us calmly. He
gave Carla a hug. He assured her
everything was going to be fine.
Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds had come in the middle of
the night to give his blessings.
He was going to fly to Monkey
Mountain on Wednesday to
catch up with us. But his party
had to go overland our prob-
lem solved!
David, one of the Prime
Minister's drivers quickly
came over to tell me I could
join him, since he was alone.
Soon, Carla and Shara were
in the back seat and we were
David seemed young, about
mid-20's, so why he was play-
ing "oldies" and not some soca,
chutney, or some Hip Hop or
R&B, was a bit -baffling at first.
But it helped me sleep. I woke
up in Linden, where a Police
check was required.
When we left, I slept again
and woke up when the vehicle
halted at the Kurupukari cross-
ing. I stepped out of the vehicle
and walked down to the river
bank. On the left I noticed a sign:
Bin Laden Wanted dead or
alive. There was no one in sight.
It was about 10:00 h Monday.
The 11 vehicles got onto the
pontoon that would take us
across Kurupukari. The water
level was low, so five vehicles
had to come off, so the driver

could ease the pontoon off the
bank. Once the vehicles were
back on, we were headed across.
We could see in the dis-
tance the field station of the
Iwokrama Rainforest Conser-
vation project, a global initia-
tive to demonstrate how tropi-
cal rainforests can be con-
served and sustainably uti-
On the other side of
Kurupukari we are first greeted
with a sign that declares no hunt-
ing. This is because the road
along the way is cut through the
Iwokrama rainforest, which is
home to an incredible array of
mammals, birds and fishes.
At about midday we reached
the Rockview oasis on the road.
Rockview lodge, an interior re-
sort, has constructed hammock
accommodation, washroom fa-
cilities and a food and drinks bar
on the roadside for backpackers,
hikers, and any who want to cool
down on their way- deeper into
the Rupununi. or like us, to the
We then proceeded to the vil-
lage from where the official sa-
fari into the Pakaraimas would
begin. The village is called
Karasabai, in the South
Pakaraimas. We had traveled 360
miles from Georgetown. It was
about 17:30 h.
All we had time for were
a modest introduction to offi-
cials of Region Nine. Since
our foodstuff and sleeping
tents never came with us, for
Carla, Shara and me, our first
move was to sort out a place
to sleep and then, dinner.
Since there were a number of
regional officials there to greet us,
they were occupying the guest
house. So we had to find some-
where else. Tlhe next.available
place was the health centre.
They had three bunks. Two were
located in the maternity ward
and another in the female ward.
Carla and Shara decided
they were going to use the ma-
ternity ward and I was left with
the next option. I went in and
rest my bag. All it had was the
bunk, some containers filled with
fuel in the corner, and a bath-
room and toilet. I couldn't be

A kind woman volunteered
to make the bed and clean the
room. So, me and Carla decided
to go walk around the commu-
nity, particularly to go to the
playground where they suppos-
edly had a day of sports. We
learn that it ended early because

the community are giant ant
hills, which are sure to in-
trigue the mind. Chances of
spotting the ginat ant eaters
are there, but the wait could
be a long one.
Atkinson, of the Macushi
Amerindian tribe tells me that
with jobs hard to get, some of

shouting. "You're in th(
ward, get up, the ladie'
Oh, yeah, shucks.
off the bed, forcing
open and headed into r
compound. I waited 1
ONE "ladies" to finish ba,
Her companion also it appe


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of the rain.
We came upon one of the
many giant cashew trees and
found that it hadripe cashews
on it. After several attempts, I
was able to hit two down. I had
never tasted it before. These
are not the sort of cashew we
have on the Coast. Carla con-
vinced me to give it a try. I
didn't like it. Either it hadn't
ripened properly, or my taste
buds found it to be bland. I spit
it out, to the amusement of a
group of girls who were lim-
ing under the tree.
Of course, they had earlier
laughed at me trying to hit the
cashews down. Thoughts of me
being a stupid coastlander must
have been going through their
However, one of them was
nice enough to come up and talk
with us. Cairla wanted cashew
nuts and she was just the per-
son to help. She walked us to
one of the benab type houses
which are put up in no particu-
lar order.
The District Development
Officer. Patrick Atkinson says
the cashew nuts are usually
trucked to Lethem for sale.
It is one of the means by
which some families get an extra
income in this community which
largely depends on farming and
animal rearing. Some 1, 200 now
occupy Karasabai, with thatched
roof houses scattered about in
the open savannah land:
Nestled in various parts of

the young men and women
would take the journey across
the border to Brazil. The clos-
est village is Normandy, a mere
12 miles from Karasabai. Some
walk the journey. The women
find work as domestics, while
the men are employed as
labourers. Others go to Brazil via
the crossing at Lethem.
Atkinson gives a smirk, as
he comprehends I'm trying to
get him to talk more about
this. But we leave it at that.
I head back to the health
centre and Carla and Shara were
ready for us to go hunt food,
well not literally. We headed
across to the guest house, where
they had prepared stewed
chicken and rice.
We had a few laughs about.
our trip thus far. We somehow
now found it funny that one of
the Prime Minister's vehicle had
skidded on the mud along the
way and slammed into the one
in front who had stopped to see
him ) >ing off track. The back
light "f the vehicle was smashed,'
but when they decided to con-
tinue, we remember seeing the
small bulb, lighted, dangling as
they 1 ent along.
VY,- thereafter retired for the

R amembering
Dr. Jagan
I as awakened by banging
on th. door at around 05:30 h in
the morning. Someone was

wanted to bathe too. I'm not
sure which one of them left their
underwear in the bath. It we
black, didn't had any lace on i
or anything. I left it there,
grabbed my bag and placed it in
the vehicle, which would join the
rest along the airstrip.
The village was preparing
for the annual memorial to Dr.
Cheddi Jagan. The date was
March 6, exactly ten years since
Dr. Jagan died. The community
was the first to set up a monu-
ment to the late President and
every year holds a memorial ser-
vice in his honour.
The teachers gathered the
school children at the airstrip to
await the arrival of the high rank-
ing government official who-
would speak at the function.
Emerging from the plane were
Minister of Local Government
and Regional Development Mr.
Kellawan Lall and General Sec-
retary of the People's Progres-
sive Party Mr. Donald Ramotar.
.Joined by the villagers,
the visitors embarked on a
walk from the airstrip to the
monument site where there
were speeches glorifying Dr.
Jaganws work for the
Amerindian people.
Shara, in the meantime, was
busy trying to contact her hus-
band in Georgetown. You-can do'*
that through the radio. It costs
G$100 a minute. Not bad.
Afterwards, the minister
gave the safari team an official
send off. We posed for a picture

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timeless memories, filled with
breathtaking mountain vistas and
intriguing Patamuna culture.
However, far from just the
adventure and its impact for
tourism development in Guyana,
the offers a chance to explore
the window of opportunity for
development of the Amerindian
villages scattered in these moun-
The safari is only possible
because of the vital road linkages
that have been made to connect
Regions Eight and Nine. These
roads linkages are seen as crucial
for not only the development of
tourism, but for the economic
well being of the indigenous
Patamuna and Makushi people
who live in the mountains.
The Amerindians, locked
out from the coast because of
the sheer distance, are fascinated
with the high powered vehicles.
Some are seeing us for the first
Our journey takes us
through dusty savannah lands,
through creeks, up rocky moun-
tains and up sometimes up dan-
gerous mountains topped with
wet mud.
One of the communities we
stopped first was Rukumuta,
where we were greeted by the
sight of a beautiful school build-
ing. It was a pure delight. About
a hundred yards from the actual
school building are two other
buildings. One is the office for
the headteacher along with

spanking washroom facilities.
The second building houses a
Mr Nokta was greeted
with a garland made out of
peanuts, while Carla, who
was called to the table to
hand over a gift to the com-
munity has a garland made
with a boiled egg, the shell
still on. You could imagine
the ruckus that caused with
us "safarians".
One of the teachers played
soulful music using his guitar,
and the students welcome us, in
song, to their "lonely place."
Villagers brought out their
cassava bread to sell, and we
gladly bought. And the oranges
were "cheap and sweet". In fact,
they were the sweetest oranges
I'd ever tasted.
We waved goodbye, and the
vehicle revved towards the
Marabaikau river, where we
would spend the night.
As Minister Lall had
brought up our sleeping tents
and foodstuff at Karsabai, we.
now felt safe. Frank suggested
that we set up camp first and
then started cooking and doing
whatever else-
So, we did. Mine was a
single tent, so I set it up, while
I watched Carla and Shara
struggled to get their tent up.
Carla insisted she knew what
-she was doing. I helped out,
upon her instructions,
Next it was time to decide
what to cook. There was the pot
in which the chicken was still
preserved. So, we decided we
were going to use it with
Shara put the chowmein
to boil, while me and Carla
headed to the river to get
some water to clean the
chicken. We had fish also. The
water didn't seem clear, per-
haps because it was the rain-
fall that was gushing down
from the higher mountains.
However, Paul Texieira or
"Putagee" as we would call
him, said the water was good.
He dipped a handful dn
drank it to convince us.
I seasoned the chicken and
fish, and decided we were going

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to cook the chicken before.
When that was done and the
food was ready, we decided to
go bathe and leave Frank with
the responsibility to fry the
fish. Goodness knows how he
turned it into something looking
like sardine! It was refused, at
least for the night.
After dinner, and musing at
Carla taking 45 minutes to pre-
pare a cup of tea for Nokta (she
said all the "ingredients' were to-
gether, she had to look for
them), we headed over to where
some of the others were camp-
Lovely Latin music filled the
air as the bonfire ravaged with
the breeze of the mountains we
were enveloped in. We danced,
had a few beers, and were ready
to continue the good time when
the rain aborted our plans.
We rushed back to our tents
at about 21:30 h. The rain was
now accompanied by heavy
breeze, and soon I heard Carla
screaming her tent was down.
Frank was sleeping soundly in
his hammock, as was Nokta.
I realized water was under
my tent, and rain was seeping
through the zipper. I spread my
towel inside where it was seep-
ing, so the entire, bottom
wouldn't get wet.
I went out to see what was
happening with Carla and Shara.
Their tent had collapsed and they
were in the rain trying to fix it.
But it was not to be. The rain
was pouring too much and there
was no letup in the wind.
Carla decided she was go-

ing to get David, who had
parked the vehicle about 200
yards from us. He too was
sound asleep, and had some
other guys in the vehicle, who
had loosed their hammocks
and escaped from the rain.
Carla's banging on the
windscreen and her power torch-
light got him up. We packed all
our stuff into the vehicle. The
guys exited, and the rain had
eased, and tied their hammocks
again. So, we decided we were
going to sleep in the vehicle. Of
course, none of us could, really.
So in between some sleep, we
joked about all rranner of things,
laughed the night away, as we
peeped for stars to emerge from
the black sky.
Region Eight Chairman Se-
nor Bell, thought the vehicles
should cross the river, before the
rains continue and the water
level increases. He did not get
much support, as everyone just
wanted to be out of the rain.
In the morning, at about
07:00 h, Frank announced
that we were turning back.
The rain was too much and
the mountains could be diffi-
cult for the vehicles to go up,
as some were coated with slip-
,pery clay, and others slippery
However, the sun came out
and the water in the river didn't
seem too high, so it was decided
we would move on.
Crossing the river was "a
piece of cake" and we headed out
to the mountains. As we slipped
out of one spectacular view, an-

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other emerged. We were never
Sometimes, when we came
out of the rainforest and entered
an expanse of savannah land,
black rocks in the distanced
seemed like lazy cows resting.
The plants we saw we could not
identify. All we knew was that
they were beautiful.
The cries of a colourful Ma-
caw flying in the air was much
delight. Of course, seeing them
in cages, or "tamed", was noth-
ing compared to them in their
natural habitat. The sounds of
the other birds we could not rec-
ognize, but they were surely
plentiful, especially so in the
Climbing the mountains was
a challenge. At times, a tractor
would drag us up, when constant
revving brought smells of burnt
lyre. Some got stuck. Some went
dangerously to the edge of
We visited other villages on
the way such as Young Paru,
where the welcome was similar
to that of Rukumutu and Tipuru.
The most spectacular view
of the mountains is one call-
ing "the Twilling'. From a
distance it resembles Noah's
ark, as if it had settled on the
mountain after the global
flood of Bible times. Taking
different routes, we would
reach the top at about 16:00 h.
We had to come out and en-
joy the view.
"0, beautiful .Guyana", was
one of the remarks made, mim-
icking the national song that ex-
tols Guyana's beauty. At the top,
the mountain was covered with
the grass and it fluttered in wild
abandon with the generous cool
breeze. It looked as if that Kutch
Kutch Hotai Hai video was shot
right here. So, I decided to don
my sunglasses and do the Shah
Rukh Khan pose, and Carla
worked the camera.
We then beaded into
Monkey Mountain. Welcom-
ing in us was a Patamuna man
who couldn't .speak our lan-
guage. He just nodded in
acknowledgement at every-
thing we said. Two birds, look-
ing like domestic fowls came
peeking at my foot. They
were in fact, powis, a delicacy
in these parts, and the
coastland. They were very
friendly and so I picked them
up in hand.
When we reached Monkey
Mountain, the Prime Minister,
his wife, Yvonne and other
emmebrs of his party were al-
ready there. HE had arrived ear-
lier in the day.
No sooner had it dusked

than the rains came again. The
familiar chill qf the night was
more pronounced at Monkey
Mountain and all we could think
about was bed. We had dinner at
a nearby shop.
,As the rain poured, a mes-
sage came at about 20:30 h in the
night. One of the vehicles on the
safari, which had developed me-
chanical problems and we
thought would stay behind,
caught fire while it was being
dragged up one of the mountains
by tractor.
One it was verified that
none of the four persons in
the vehicle had suffered harm,
it was decided that it was too
dangerous for others to go
help out. The rain would not
let up and it was pitch black.
As we figured, those from the
vehicle that caught fire sought
refuge in the vehicle that was
in front of them.'
On Thursday morning, it
was decided that the safari
would not continue, as the rain
would make traveling in the
mountains too risky. It was a
disappointing end to a trip that
was soaked with the adventure
of defying rain, slippery moun-
tains, and sleeping under the
clear heavens.-
To take in the spectacular
mountain views, interact with
the Patamuna people, see how
their communities are slowly
developing, was worth all the
"balls" the safari was attempted
with. To get from village to vil-
lage, the Patamuna people have
no choice, but to carry their be--
-longings in Warishees on their
backs, strung across their fore-
heads. It is fascinating for
coatslanders to see them, but in
their faces are one of utter
strength and endurance in the
face of hardships.
We came in our vehicles,
and they could see some of
that distress in our faces at
times when we tried to meet
what at times seemed
unsurmountable odds when
the vehicles refused to climb.
Once the vehicles had crossed
each hurdle, their was re-
newed determination, re-
newed joy. We were getting
Frank says the safari
would take off in February
next year, so as to avoid the
rain. One thing is for sure,
whether you get to th.e end
point or not, it would cer-
tainly be an adventure you
would never forget.
Maybe; my words don't
do justice to the whole
story, but hopefully the pic-
tures help.


Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme Hinterland Project
Preparation Component
Procurement of Solar Home Systems and Accessories
ICB G-o0-2007

1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in
Development Business, issue no. 578 of 16'h March 2002.
2. The Government of Guyana has- received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
towards the cost of Unserved Areas Electrification Programme which includes a Hinterland Project
Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland Strategy the Government intends to conduct several
demonstration projects and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the
Contract for the procurement and installation of solar home systems. This contract will be financed from
1DB loan resources. Bidding will be governed by the Inter-American Development Bank's eligibility
rules and procedures.
3. The Office of the Prime Minister invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of:

Lot 1 sixty two (62) Solar Home Systems, including batteries, cable, charge controller and
photovoltaic panels to be delivered at Capoey, Region 2 with related installation services.
Lot 2 one hundred and four (104) Solar Home Systems, including batteries, cable, charge
controller and photovoltaic panels to be delivered at Kurukabaru, Region 8 with related
installation services.
Lot 3 one hundred and four (104) Solar Home Systems, including batteries, cable, charge
controller and photovoltaic panels to be delivered at Yarakita. Region I with related
installation services.
Lot4 sixty nine (69) Solar Home Systems, including batteries, cable, charge controller and
photovoltaic panels to be delivered at Muritaro, Region 10 with related installation
The delivery period is thirty (30) to sixty (60) days from the award ofeach contract.
4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in
the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies for the Procurement of Works and Goods financed by
the Inter-American Development Bank, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as
defined in'the Policies.
5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the Project Implementation
Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given in
paragraph 7 below from March 15. 2007 to May 7, 2007. Monday to Fridays during the hours 08:00 to
6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder's Financial Capacity. Experience and Technical Capacity,
delivery schedule, responsiveness to all lots. A margin of preference for eligible national contractors
shall not be applied. Additional details arc provided in the Bidding Documents.
7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders in person or on
the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee
of$5,000 Guyana dollars.
Office of the Project Implementation Unit
Office of the Prime M iniiru,
Wight's Lane
The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's cheque. The Bidding Documents may be sent to
interested eligible bidders outside of Guyana in electronic form at no cost. Request for Bidding
Documents may be sent to the e-mail, address:
8. Bids must be delivered-to the address below before 09:00 h, Tuesday May 8, 2007.
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board -
(northwestern building)
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown. Guyana
Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence
of the bidders' representatives or anyone who choose to attend in person by 09:00.h, Tuesday May 8,
2007. All bids must be accompanied by Bid Security in an amount of US $4,250 or G $850,000.
9. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit the relevant Guyana Revenue Authority and National
Insurance Scheme Compliance Certificates indicating that they have met their Income Tax and NIS

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I WWF Guianas is a non-profit environmental
I organization based in Suriname, Guyana and French
I Guiana. We are a sub-office of the World Wildlife
Fund International network whose primary function
is the protection of the world's wildlife and
ecosystems. WWF Guianas currently works. oni
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,
I WWF Guianas is pleased to share the following
I important information.
I The Leatherback .Turtle
I .Episode 5 I
The leatherback turtle is the largest of all sea turtles,
reaching an average length of 1.6 m.
The beaches of the
Guianas (Guyana, Suriname
and French Guiana) are
probably the most
important nesting sites for
Sthe -leatherbacks of the
Atlantic Ocean. The species
has the widest distribution
of any marine -turtles,.
occurring from the North
Sea and the Gulf of Alaska @
in the Northern Hemisphere
to Chile and New Zealand in
the Southern Hemisphere.
The leatherback turtle
feeds on jelly-fish. The species spends much of its time in
I tropical and sub-tropical regions. However, nesting is
primarily restricted to tropical beaches. The turtle travels
long distances between foraging (feeding) sites and nesting
The species visits Guyana primarily between the
months of January to July. The female comes ashore mainly
at night and lays her eggs. During this time there are many
threats to her life.
Turtles are not fish. They cannot breathe under water.
They must come to the surface to breathe. Consequently,
when turtles become entangled in fish nets and are forced
to stay underwater for extended time they drown.
As much fishing occurs in front of Shell Beach,
where the leatherbacks congregate in Guyana, many.
get caught in nets 'and drown. As the global populations
of leatherbacks continue to decline, the loss of turtles
in fish nets in Guyana is a great tragedy.

Quiz q: Name two threats to marine
turtles in Guyana. Please send answers to:

WWF Guianas
I 87A Ituni Street
I Bel Air Park,
I Georgetown, .
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f week our article will
in water in observance
id Water Day, 2007.-
'rid Day for Water, or
Water Day, is observed
year on March 22, as des-
ited by United Nations (UN)
3neral Assembly resolution.
To commemorate this day,
aie UN has planned a num-
)er of events to raise aware-
iess and to encourage conser-
;ation of this precious re-

Origin of World
Water Day
World Water Day was first
Ilebrated on 22 March 1993.
lhis was based on a recommen-
lation by the United Nations
Conference on Environment and
developmentt (UNCED) held in
1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The decisions and recom-
mendations of the Rio Confer-
ence are contained in a docu-
ment called Agenda 21. Chapter
18 of.Agenda 21 .deals with
Fresh Water Resources.
World Water Day invites
countries to devote the Day, as
appropriate in the national con-
text, to concrete activities such
as the promotion of public

awareness through the publica-
tion and-diffusion of documen-
taries and the organization of
conferences, round tables, semi-
nars and expositions related to
the conservation and develop-
ment of water resources and the
implementation of the recom-
mendations of Agenda 21.
The observance of World
Water Day has grown.
significantly since it was first
observed in 1993. Each year,
one of various UN agencies
involved in water issues takes
the lead in promoting and
coordinating international
activities for World Day for
Water. In 2007, the theme is
'Coping with Water Scarcity',
and the Agency coordinating
the activity internationally is
the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO).

What's behind
the Theme for
this year?
'Coping with Water Scar-
city' is the theme for World Wa-
ter Day 2007.
FAO is the coordinating
agency within the UN system
responsible for this year's
theme. However, the Secretariat

for UN Water in New York
serves as the first point of con-
tact within the UN system.
The theme highlights the
significance of cooperation and
importance of an integrated ap-
proach to water resource man-
agement at both international
and local levels.
Equity and rights, cultural
and ethical issues are essential
to be addressed when dealing
with limited water resources.
Imbalances between availability
and demand, the degradation of
groundwater and surface water
quality, intersectoral competi-
tion, interregional and interna-
tional disputes, all center
around the question of how to
cope with scarce water re-
FAO notes that water use
has grown at more than twice
the rate of the world's popula-
tion increase over the last cen-
tury. In addition, agriculture is
the main user of water world-
wide, accounting for about 70%
of all freshwater withdrawn
from lakes, waterways and aqui-
fers around the world. The fig-
ure is closer to 90% in several
.developing countries, where
roughly three quarters of the
world's irrigated farmlands are


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.Some important
facts about
Water is. unique in that it is
the only natural substance that
is found in all three states liq-
uid, solid (ice), and gas (steam)
- at the temperatures normally
found on Earth. Earth's water is
constantly interacting, changing,
and in movement.
Water freezes at Oo Celsius
(C) and boils at 100o C at sea
level. Water is unusual in the
solid form, Ice, is less dense
than the liquid form, which is
why ice floats.
Water has a high specific
heat index. This means that wa-
ter can absorb a lot of heat be-
fore it begins to get hot.
This is why water is valu-
able to industries and in your
car's radiator as a coolant.'
The high specific heat index
of water also helps regulate

the rate at which air changes
temperature, which is why
the temperature change be-
tween seasons is gradual
rather than sudden, espe-
cially near the oceans.
Drinking water is water that
is intended to be ingested by hu-
mans. Water of sufficient qual-
ity to serve as drinking water is
termed potable water whether it
is used as such or not.
Although many fresh water
sources are utilised by humans,
some contain disease vectors or
pathogens and cause long-term
health problems if they do not
meet certain water quality guide-
Water that is not harmful
for human beings is some-
times called safe water, wa-
ter which is not contami-
nated to the extent of being
unhealthy. The available sup-
ply of drinking water is an
important criterion of carry-
ing capacity, which is the
population level that can be'

supported by planet Earth.

Water Pollution
Around the world, many is-
sues are raised constantly with
water pollution, contamination
and the misuse of water. It is im-
portant to note firstly, the dif-
ference between pollution and
Pollution of the water sup-
ply does not constitute an ac-
tual health hazard, but may
pose a potential health hazard.
In fact pollution can be defined
as: "to make foul or unclean;
dirty". The quality of the wa-
ter is impaired with respect to
taste, odour or use. Contamina-
tion of the water supply, how-
ever, does constitute an actual
health hazard: the consumer be-
ing subjected to potentially le-
thal water borne disease or ill-
As such one can

Please turn to page XVII

We want genuine partnership with foreign
capital, local capital and the Guyanese
people as a whole ...we feel that the
Guyanese workers must have rights in the
same way that capital must have rights.

The Regional Administration of Region No. 1 wishes to announce that it is
currently accepting tenders for the following projects as part of our Capital
Work Programme:

Buildings Education

1 Construction of Teachers Quarter Fathers Beach, Moruca.
2 Construction of Teacher's Quarter Hymacabra, Moruca
3 Construction of Teacher's Quarter Kariaku, Moruca
4 Extension of Primary School Hobodia, Mabaruma
5 Extension of North West Secondary School Mabaruma
6 Construction of Mess Hall and Kitchen at North West Secondary School

Buildings Health

1) Construction of Health hut at Manawarin Moruca
2 Rehabilitation of Cottage Hospital at Waramuri Moruca
3 Construction of Incinerator atArakaka Cottage Hospital Matarkai

Agriculture Development

1) Construction of Plant Nursery at Kamwatta Moruca

Tender Documents can be obtained from the Regional Accounting Unit Offices in
the Regional Administration building at Mabaruma. Tender closes at 1 pm on the
March 29, 2007. Tenders must be accompanied by a valid NIS and Income Tax

Mary Williams
Regional Executive Officer
Region No. 1

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Page XVI -"'Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme Hinterland Project
Preparation Component
Procurement Wind Turbine (supply and installation),
and Anemometers
ICB G-02-2007

1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in
Development Business, issue no. 578 of 16"' March 2002.

2. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
towards the cost of Unserved Areas Electrification Programme which includes a Hinterland Project
Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland Strategy the Government intends to conduct several
demonstration projects and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the
Contract for the procurement and installation of a wind turbine and anemometers. This contract will be
financed from IDB loan resources. Bidding will be governed by the Inter-American Development
Bank's eligibility rules and procedures.

3. The Office of the Prime Minister invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of:

Lot I Four (4) anemometers and four (4) data loggers and two (2) installation kits.
Lot 2 One (1) 15 kW wind generator of cut-in wind speed 8 mph or lower with suitable
controller for battery charging and support tower; 180 to 200 AH 12V deep cycle lead-acid
battery; and 10 kW, synchronous inverter, all to be delivered at Oi'ealla, Region 6 with related
installation services.

The delivery period is thirty (30) to sixty (60) days from the award of each contract.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in
the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies for the Procurement of Works and Goods financed by
the Inter-American Development Bank, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as
defined in the Policies.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the Project Implementation.
Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given at
paragraph 7 below from March 15, 2007 to May 7, 2007, Mondays to Fridays during the hours 08:00 to
.16:30 h.

6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder's Financial Capacity, Experience and Technical Capacity,
delivery schedule, responsiveness to all lots. A margin of preference for eligible national contractors
shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders in person or on
the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee
of $5,000 Guyana dollars. The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's cheque.

Office of the Project Implementation Unit
Office of the Prime Minister
Wight's Lane

The Bidding Documents may be sent to interested eligible bidders outside of Guyana in electronic form
at no cost. Request for Bidding Documents may be sent to the
e-mail address:

8. Bids must be delivered to the address below before 09:00 h, Tuesday May 8,2007.
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
(northwestern building)
Ministry of Finance '
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence
of the bidders' representatives or anyone who choose to attend in person by 09:00 hours, Tuesday, May
8,2007. All bids must be accompanied by Bid Security in an amount of:'

Lot 1
Lot 2

US $500 or G $100,000
US $10,000 or G $2,000,000

9. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit the relevant Guyana Revenue Authority and National
Insurance Scheme Compliance Certificates indicating that they have met their Income Tax and NIS

Bosch Group


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 invite 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 posiiions.
Send written application and CV to the address

Industrial Products and Services
Lot 1 Good H. pe, Beterverwagting E.C.D.
Phone 220 2314

Puneite gives

Guyana fans

a clear view
PUNE: Spectalors watching cricket World Cup at the
newly-constructed Providence cricket stadium in Guyana.
West Indies, will have to thank a Puneite, among others,
for the loosely and unobstructed view of the matches.
City-based structural consultant Bal Kulkarni has designed
the unique roof of the stadium using -plate girder' method, which
ensures there are no pdlars inside the stands and gives an un-
obstructed v\iew of the matches.
Interestingly, neither Kulkarru nor the fabricator Alex Tho-
mas went to Guyana for the job, but did everything right
from making the design to fabricating the 435-tonne structure
- in Pune.
"The stadium was built by Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Ltd.
whituch sent 1,600 workers to Guyana." explained Kulkarni while
speaking to TOI on Tuesday.
Kulkarni was approached by Shapoorji Pallonji in August
2005 and the final design for the roof was approved after two-
and-a-half months.
"1 was given the full design basis of the stadium, com-
plete with wind speed, seismic activity and land quality in
Guyana. The only condition was that the roof had to be
fabricated in Pune and shipped to Guyana," Kulkarni said.
He then employed Bhosan-based S.S. Fabricators, owned
by Alex Thomas. who set up a workshop in Khopoli to fabri-
cate three stand covers. measunng 70,000 feet.
"Khopoli was selected because of its proximity to Nhava
Sht-a iJawaharlal Nehru pont), from where the 435-tonne roof
was shipped in 22 containers tll March 2006. The raw struc-
ture was ready in September last and the final product was com-
pleted in January." Kulkarni said.
As many as 50 fabricators were employed at the Khopoli
site and the total cost was Rs 2.5 crore.
Kulkanu said that once the cantilevers each measunng
56 feet reached the stadium Alex Thomas gave instrucnons
from Shapoorim Pallonji's Nlumbai office through video
conferencing on hou they %ere to be fined to the 45 columns.
Kulkarni an alumni of College of Engineering Pune
- is currently busy making a similar roof for a stadium
in Aurangabad and a plate girder based support system for
a refinery in Chennai. (Times of Indiai

Bosch Group

SundaChronicle March 18, 2007


From page XV

recognize that polluted
waters can become
contaminated which in turn
can have a series of health
-oblems. Some of the
opciated issues of water in
;yana usually relates to
dution and contamination
bodies of water.

Should we
conserve water?
Water is an integral part of
life on this planet. It is an odor-
less, tasteless, substance that
covers more than three-fourths
(%) of the Earth's surface. Most
)f the water on Earth, 97 per
;ent to be exact, is salt water
iound in the oceans.
We can not drink salt water
or use it for crops because of
the salt content. We can remove
salt from ocean water, but the
process is very expensive.
Only about three per cent of
earth's water is fresh. Two per-
cent of the earth's water (about
66 percent of all fresh water) is
in solid form, found in ice caps
and glaciers. Because it is fro-
zen and so far away, the fresh
water inice caps is not available
for use by people or plants.
That leaves about one
percent of all the earth's wa-
ter in a form useable to hu-
mans and land animals. This
fresh water is found in lakes,
rivers, streams, ponds, and in
the ground. (A small amount
of water is found as vapor in
Sthe atmosphere.)
It is common that as people
we seldom appreciate what is
plentiful and easy to obtain.
Here in Guyana, what could be
more plentiful than water? To
get water all we do is turn on
the tap. But the water we use
does not magically appear.
Treated water is a carefully
manufactured product which
appears in homes only after
traveling through many miles of
pipeline and a lengthy treatment
processes. It's a valuable re-
source that shouldn't be wasted.
Think about what you can



do as an individual to conserve
water and to reduce the use of
one of our most precious, yet
undervalued, resources water!
We need to retrace our attitudes
about water, and water conser-
We use water everyday at
home and at work in so many
situations that we take it pretty
much for granted. Water passes
through our households, cook-
ing our food, bathing us, wash-
ing our'clothes, watering our
lawns and carrying away the
various by-products of our day-
to-day lives.
We return it to the environ-
ment, often to the same body of
water it came from. usually-in a
much poorer state. Following
the four golden rules of water
conservation reduce, repair,
recycle and retrofit- we can
easily cut our water use nearly
in half.
Reduce It's surprising
Show much water gets wasted.
We MUST NOT let it run
down the drain! Become con-
scious of the amount of wa-
ter you us and look for ways
to use less whenever you can.
Repair A pipe leaking
one drop of water per sec-
ond will wastes
10 000 litres of water a year.
Most leaks are simple to
find and easily fixed, at low
or no cost.
Recycle Recycling wa-
ter involves thinking of
ways to reuse water at an
accepted level. Take for ex-
ample. Water used for
washing vegetables, fruits,
etc can be reused in the
garden for example, or can
be used to water plants in
or around the house in-
stead of being thrown down
the sink. You can also
think of other ways to re-
cycle water in the home.
You can even water the
plants with your old fish
tank water. Your plants
will love it.
Retrofit Retrofit means

Exist for the following positions:

Full-time qualified staff nurses

Full-time qualified midwives

Apply in person with written
application together with resumn6 to:

The Administrator
Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital Inc.
314 East Street
South Cummingsburg


adapting or replacing an ter and
older, less water efficient fix- out acci
ture or appliance with one of station s
the many, water saving de- cent of
vices now on the market. You tion in
can install a few simple,'in- faced w
expensive devices in the bath- and 30
room that can save a lot of people
water with no change in your tries by
lifestyle or your present hab- Rer
its. Many hardware and tion wi
plumbing supply stores stock adequa
these items. This rule may our cor
surprise you with its level of your wi
adjustment that it brings to lots of
your home, work or wherever. resour
Nearly 1.2 billion people week a!
in developing countries lack plore n
access to safe sources of wa- ics on


2.4 billion are with-
ess to adequate sani-
ervices. Twenty per-
the world's popula-
a total of 30 countries
ater shortages in 2000
percent or 2.3 billion
in a total of 50 coun-
member, conserva-
ll help maintain an
te water supply for
immunity and reduce
water service costs and
natures' precious
ce. Join us next
s we continue to ex-
iore interesting top-


You cn a'loshre you~ro~idt-easg

an[qestions by[sendong you,
lettersito: ""OurEnironment"

C/.. Dvso.. Environmental' I...
Prtcion Agency, IAST='-
Bulig .=kyn U aps


Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids fiom eligible Pre-qualified bidders for the
execution of the following Maintenance and Rehabilitation Works:



- Lodge Nursery
- Carnegie School of Home Economics
- Brickdam Secondary
- 26 Brickdam .M.O.E
- North Georgetown Seconda-y
- St Agnes Nursery
- St Pius Primary
- Rama Krishna Primary
- Carnegie School of Home Economics
- New Campbellville Secondary (ff. Eco.Lab)
Turkeyen Nursery
Smyth Street Nursery (Phase 11)
Polly's Nursery (Re-tender)

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the Procurement Act. 2003 and regulations. 2004, and is only open to Pre-qualified

3. Interested eligible Pre-qualified bidders may obtain further information from Mr. T. Persaud.
Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam. An inspection of the Bidding Documents can be -
conducted at the above address between the hours of 8:30 to 4:00 hrs on week days.

4. All bids must be accompanied by v.:id N IS and GRACompliance Certificates.

5. The Tender document may be purchased from the Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam for a non
refundable fee of five thousand dollars $5,000 each. The method of payment will be cash.

6. Tenders must be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer and must
be clearly marked on the top, left-hand corner "Tender for (name of project) MOE.
Tenderers who are applying for more than one projectilot must place each bid in a separate
envelope. No electronic bidding will be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7. All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00h on Tuesday., April 10,
2007. All bids will be opened in the presence of those contractors or their representatives
who choose to attend.

8. The address referred to above is:

National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urquhart Streets

9. The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the Tenders without assigning any

P. Kahdhi
Permanent Secretary


Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007

Hello Boys & Girls
In the schools there are many areas of study you need to master and it is not easy in all. But here are a few. Have

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from The Global
Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the
contract for minor civil works.

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

Rehabilitation of facilities-New Opportunity Corps, Suddie,
Region 2.

2. Interested eligible bidders rray obtain further information for, and inspect the
bidding documents at the following address from 09:00 h to 15:00 h.
The Ministry of Youth, Sport & Culture
Attention: Permanent Secretary, Mr. K. Booker
Quamina Street
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel: (592) 226-8542

3. A complete set of bidding document in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on submission of a payment of a non-refundable fee of
$G5,000 for each site mentioned above. The method of payment will be by
cheque. The document may be uplifted at the above address at the time of
4. Site visits to the New Opportunity Corps, Region 2 will be confirmed at a later

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

GRANT# GYA-304-G01-H

Renovation and Upgrading of sites (inclusive of identifying the individual
Attn: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown, Guyana
6. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from the
Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance
Scheme (NIS), Guyana.

7. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 2.0% of the bid

8. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later.
than 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. The bids must be addressed to
the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the
programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not
open before Tuesday, April 3,2007."
9. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders' representatives or
anyone who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on April 3, 2007
at 9.00am.
The purchaser is not responsiblee for bids not received thereof on or
before the time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be
rejected and returned unopened.

C F Y G Y.-A D
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following vacancy:

Coupons Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:

/ Preparation of Monthly Reports to form the basis of disbursements
to POC
/ Reconciliation of redeemed coupons to disbursements
/ Reconciliation of CRIU to Returns and preparation of Monthly
V Assist with data er'ry and filing for the Finance Department
/ Any other duties within the Finance Department as may be

Qualifications and Experience: ,

CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) Or any other equivalent accounting

Details for this position could be obtained from, and applications
addressed to:

Post Master General
Guyana Post Office Corporation
Robb Street

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, March 23, 2007.



for Hot Peppers

Soil Preparation

In Guyana, land preparation is done these main ways.
For new lands, the standard tillage method of preparing the soil
involves ploughing twice (down and across), disc chiseling, harrowing
and ridge and furrowing. Clay soils may require several ploughing before harrowing.
In large-scale production (one acre) it is necessary to establish a drainage gradient to facilitate the
drainage of excess water which in turn reduces the risk of root diseases. For small-scale production,
forking and chipping is adequate and economical.
Peppers can be grown in a flat field or on raised beds. Plants grown on high ridges are less likely
to have phytophtera root rot as compared to plants grown on flat grounds.
On most farms in Guyana, liming is necessary to reduce soil acidity. The acidity can be deter-
mined from a soil test. Contact your extension agent or agricultural officer for soil testing Acidity
adversely affects the growth of hot peppers. Peppers.require a soil with pH 5.5 6.8. Below 5.5 will
result in stunted growth of pepper plants and poor yields, Liming requirements of different ioil types
to satisfy pH preference.of 5.5,- 6.8 of hotpeppers.

Average amount of limestone (CaCO3) in tons per hectare
pH reading for soils of average organic matter content
Sandy Sandy Loam Silt and Clay
Soil Loam Clay Loam
4.0 3.0 5.5 7:0 9.5 12.0
4.5 2.5 4.5 5.8 7.8 9.8
5.0 2.0 3.5 4.5 6.0 7.5
5.5 1.5 2.5 3.3 4.3 5.8

The liming material should be incorporated into the soil during the tillage operations. Lim-
ing takes at least 4 weeks to act on the .soil. To ensure that the plant benefits maximally from
the liming, it is advisable that seedlings are transplanted at least 2 weeks after the lime has
been incorporated into the soil. Once this process is properly done, it is not necessary to lime
again in 3-5 years, or as determined by a soil test.
Fertiliser Application
Fertiliser needs are related directly to the type and nutrient status of the soil. It is essential therefore
that a soil analysis be conducted so that a precise recommendation for fertilizer application can be
Please turn to page XX


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under mentioned at
the Government Technical Institute.
Department/Section Positions No. of vacancies
Science Senior. Lecturer 1
Lecturer I / II .
Refrigeration 1
Electrical Radio & Electronics and Telecommunication 1
Electrical Installation 2
Electrical Engineering
Land Surveying Lecturer II I
Business Lecturer Ii 2
Admin/Ancillary Welfare Officer 1
Senior Clerk 1

Copies of Academic requirements, experience and job description can be uplifted from
the Government Technical Institute., :
Applications and detailed C.V. with copies of AcademiciProfessional qualifications.
must be addressed to:
The Chairman
GT1 Board of Governors
Thru: "The Principal
Government Technical Institute
Woolford Avenue
Non-Pariel Park. G/town.

Not later than W\Vednesday, March'7. 2007 at 15:30 h.







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 Evening)
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)


Diploma in Computer Science (Two Years Full-lime)


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 to attend Full-Time Courses and Eighteen (18) Years Old by the said date.
to attend Day-Release or Evening Courses.

2. For the Ciaft 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.F
'O' 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' Education

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

Registration will commence on February 26, 2007: and will conclude on April 17, 2tU'.

Applications forms are available at the Government Technical Institute between 9:00 h
and 16:00 h Mondays through Fridays.

Onwuzirike Patrick Chinedu
Principal (ag.)

Page XIX

Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007

Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007



for Hot Peppers

Soil Preparation

From page XIX

provided. Contact NARI for all
soil analysis and fertilizer
In the absence of a soil

analysis, the following is an ap-
proximate guide.
Urea 66 kg/ha

40% of N should be
applied as a basal fertilizer be-
fore transplanting
the remaining 60% of
the N should be side dressed in
3 equal amounts at 2, 4 and 6
weeks after transplanting

Triple Super Phosphate
(TSP) 75 kg/ha
50 % should be ap-
plied as a basal fertilizer
50% should be side
dressed at 4 weeks after trans-
Muriate of Potash 80 kg/
50 % should be ap-

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance hasvacancies for the following positions:


1. CATorACCAlevel I
2. Knowledge of PeachtreeA'-counting or any otherAccounting Software.
3. Ability to prepare Financial Statements.
4. At least 2 years experience.
5. Computer literate.
6. Some Insurance knowledge will be an asset.


Valid Driver's licence.
Sound Secondary Education.
At least years driving experience.
Police Clearance.

Preference will be given to persons who have worked for business organizations


1. Six subjects CXC including Maths and English.
2. Pitman's secretarial certificate or equivalent.
3. At least three years secretarial experience.
4. Must be capable of typing at a minimum speed.
5. Proficient in MS Office.


1. ACCAlevel 1 or Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) certificate
2. Experience with management information systems and the analysis and
presentation of the results of these
3. Assist in negotiations, meetings and assessments that affect the insurance sector
and the OCI


Good knowledge of MS Excel
Assist in the financial regulation and assessment cf Ihe ,u L try. Attention to detail

and accuracy and an understanding of the presentation of accounts in compliance
with GAAP particularly International Financial Reporting Standards are essential.

All Salaries will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications to:

Commissioner of insurance
Ofi;c of the Commissonrer of
d.ratce Gio F'rpi n:" 2 Unit
26_ Earrack Street


Closing date for -plications:March 282007

plied as a basal fertilizer
50% should be side
dressed at 4 weeks after trans-

Compost and Soil
Organic Matter

.Compost and/or green ma-
nure crops help increase soil or-
ganic matter content. Organic
matter increases the buffering
capacity of the soil and helps
hot peppers maintain constant
In sandy and clay soils, add
organic matter (well-rotted pen
manure) at 10-20 tons/ha as re-
quired at land preparation.

Peppers may be established
in the field by direct seeding, by
containerised transplants grown"
in multicellular trays or by bare
root transplants grown in seed
beds or seed boxes. However,
it is not economical to direct
seed peppers. The propagation
technique employed to raise
seedlings is solely dependent on
the farmer.

Preparing a seed box
for pepper transplants


A seed box 45*30*7.5 cm in
dimension is very convenient.
In commercial farms, seed beds
lm*5m are usually prepared in
an area fully exposed to sun-

A friable and fertile soil is

the best medium for starting
seedlings. One part sand, one
part compost or fully rotted pen
manure and" one part ordinary
garden soil are mixed. This pot-
ting mixture can be used for
seedlings prepared in a seed
bed, seed box or for
containerised transplants. The
sand will provide drainage and
irrigation; the compost will im-
prove the soil texture and in-
crease its fertility. The garden
soil gives better anchorage to.
roots and increase CEC like
Soil Treatment

As a precaution against
pre and post emergence
damping off, the seed box/
bed should be drenched with
Rizolex at a rate of 1-2 table-
spoon (15-30g) per gallon or
Banrot at 1-2 teaspoon (5-10
g) per gallon before planting
the seeds. Irrigate immedi-
ately. after applying the
drench with an-equal amount
of water. Allow one week
between treating and sowing
seeds. The seeds should not
be broadcasted but sown
thinly in furrows.
Seed Treatment

Mix 2-4g Rizolex to 1 kg
seed before planting to prevent
soil borne diseases.
Seeding rate

Hot peppers are seeded 1-
2 kg/ha with 1 g weighing ap-
proximately 250 seeds/g. The
seeds should not be broadcasted
but should be sown thinly on

shallow furrows. Cover the
seeds with a thin layer of com-
post to prevent seed exposure
* when watering.
'Shading and Harden-
Shading should be provided
to prevent the exposure of seed-
lings to the extremes of the en-
vironment: heat stress and
flooding. Shading is important
during the 20-25 days after
seeding. Harden seedlings by
restricting water and removing
shade protection starting 4-7
days before transplanting; this
is to prevent transplanting


The seed box/bed should be
watered moderately daily so as
to provide sufficient moisture
for the seeds to germinate
within 10 days after sowing.
Restrict watering to once every
two days during the hardening


Transplants are planted out
in the field at 5 8 true leaf
-stage, usually 20-30 days after
sowing. Transplanting should
be done late in the afternoon
and should be followed imme-
diately by irrigation to reduce
transplanting shock and increase
field stand.

Plant seedlings 24-30" apart
within rows and 24" between
rows. This planting density.
will accommodate 37,000
plants/ha (15,000 plants/acre).



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It was getting .close to three o'clock, and Elizabeth
"Buddy" Willsher was bustling around the kitchen.
Years before, her British-born husband John, a.plumber,
had taught her how to make a proper tea. Ever since,
she looked forward to that hour, sitting next to him at
the kitchen table, their arms touching, talking of noth-
ing and everything. The minute she heard John's pickup
in the driveway of their home in Woodbridge, Conn.,
she'd turn on the kettle.
Outside, snow melted under a gritty sky on the Sat-
urday afternoon in February, 1995, but in the house
smells of baking filled the air. The Willshers' daughter,
18-year-old Jennifer, came into the kitchen and samples
the cake batter with a finger. "I almost forgot," she said.
"I -have to get Dad a present."
That reminded Buddy of the celebration she'd
planned for her husband's birthday. Next week he'll
be 58, she thought. Where has the time gone? John
seemed as young and energetic as ever, apart from the
painful bursitis in his shoulder. Just that morning as he
was getting dressed, it flared up, and she had to help
him tuck in his shirt.
John Willsher was heading home on the Merritt
Parkway. -About a mile from his exit he saw a station
wagon barely pulled of the road, leaving little room to
be out of arm's way. Willsher swung his truck in front
of the car and stopped.
When he walked over to the vehicle, he held up his
ID, .smiled and said, "I'm John Willsher. I Live nearby.
Can I give you a lift?"
The woman rolled down her window. "No, thank
you, but when you get home, would you please-call my
husband?" .
"Sure will," Willsher said, jotting the number on the
back of his hand. He headed back to his truck. He
had no intention of waiting till he got home. Once back
on the road, he turned off the next exit at a gas station
on Whalley Avenue. Across the street there was a 22-
foot-wide stream that melting snow turned into a swol-
len torrent flowing under a thin shell of ice.
Willsher picked up a phone and called the woman's
husband. Just as he hung up, he heard the terrified
screams of children.
Then he heard a man yell, "We need a rope."
Willsher ran to his truck, grabbed a length of yellow rope
and raced across the busy artery, dodging traffic....
(Taken from "The Good Samaritan of
Woodbridge" by SHARI SMYTH)

What to do
Read the; passage many times more to get a good
understanding of what it is saying and how the thoughts
are expressed. Then continue the story until its comple-
tion. Think about the aspects) that you would develop
further, and why. Think carefully what you would do
and do it well. Show the complete work to a study part-
ner and both.of you discuss important pointers.

A Poem:. Courage


The Letteir of Complaint
Reminder: To write an effective letter of complaint,
you need to get a grip upon your emotions. Your goal
is to get the problem corrected; and since your tone of
voice comes through in writing just as it does in speech,
your letter needs a businesslike tone. That approach
will allow the other side to respond calmly and reason-
ably well.

You need also to use a proper letter form to ensure
that your letter will get a sympathetic reading.

Write a Complaint Letter
Think about problems with products and services you
or members of your family have had. Write a letter of
complaint about a problem of your choice or one listed
below. Follow correct business-letter format.
(1) You paid $35,000 for a camera. The next week
the manufacturer announced that it was discontinuing
the model and replacing it with a more advanced one
at an introductory price of $25,000.
(2) You and some friends waited to be. served in a
restaurant for almost an hour. When the food came, it
was cold.
i) State the complaint clearly and briefly.
ii) Explain what happened.
iii) Propose a reasonable solution.
iv) Use a businesslike tone.
v) Use correct business-letter format

Use the past and past perfect tenses correctly.
Use the past tense to describe an action that was
started and completed in the past. Use the past per-
fect tense to show that a past action began and ended
before another past action began.

Note how the writer uses the verb tenses in the sen-
tences below.
I played some other tapes to make sure my player
had not caused the problem....
Write the correct form of each verb in brackets.
1. By the time I (go) shopping for a cordless phone,
I (research) the product in several consumer magazines.
2. However, the sales clerk (convince) me to buy a
different model than the one that I (choose).
3. When I (arrive) home, I knew that I (make) a
terrible mistake.
4. I (buy) a phone that (lack) two important features
speed dialing and call forwarding.
5. I (want) these special features long before they
(become) popular.

Past Tense Refresher
Use the past tense to express an action or condition
that was started and completed in the past.
The team demolished its opponent.
The rivalry seemed deadly.
Victory tasted wonderful.
My friends and I led the cheers.

Except for be, nearly all verbs regular and irregu-
lar have just one past-tense form, such as climbed or
became. When you use the past tense of be, however,
you must choose between the forms was and were.

Perfect Tense Refresher
Past Perfect Tense :
Use the past perfect tense to indicate that one past
action or condition began and ended before another past
action started.
To form the past perfect tense, use had with the
past participle of a verb: had passed, had broken.
She had worked (PAST PERFECT) as desk clerk
before I took (PAST) the job. [She worked; she
stopped working; I worked.]
By the time I arrived (PAST), several anchors had
auditioned (PAST PERFECT).
Before I slipped (PAST), I had noticed (PAST
PERFECT) the splattered butter on the floor.

The vision of Christ that thou dost see
Is my vision's greatest enemy.
Thine has a great hook nose like
Mine has a snub nose like to mine.
William Blake 1757-1827 -The Everlasting Gospel-a, 1.1

Present Perfect Tense
Use the present perfect tense to express an action
or condition that occurred at some indefinite time in the
To form the present perfect tense, use has or have
with the past participle of a verb: has started, have con-
(Do not be confused by the term present perfect;
this tense expresses past time. Present refers to the
tense of the auxiliary verb has or have.)

She has listened to the cricket broadcast.
They have bought new clothing
The present perfect tense can refer only to past time
that is indefinite. You cannot add adverbs such as yes-
terday to make the time more specific.

They have arrived from Barbados.

To be specific about completed past time, you usu-
ally use the simple past tense.

They arrived from Barbados- yesterday.

You can also use the present perfect tense to show
that an action or a condition began in the past and con-
tinues into the present. This use usually involves ad-
verbs of time or adverb phrases.

He has risen daily from his sleeping chambers.

Special nurses have remained at his bedside
around the clock.

One of them has been his official spokeswoman for
some time.

Using the Present Perfect Tense

(a) Change the verb tenses from past to present per-
(b) Add adverbs or adverb phrases to each sentence
to show that an action or condition began in the past
and continues into the present.

Sample: We looked for a new apron.
a) We have looked for a new apron.
b) We have looked for a new apron for one week.

1. He taught Geography classes.

2. Literature critics praised the novel .

3. The main highway was under repair.:

4. Their art class studied portrait painrtingin France.

5. The student council met with the vice-principal.

6. Many teachers in training worked on a special
exhibit for the gallery.

Sunday y Chronicle March 18, 2007

Page XXI

Sunday Chronicle March 18, 2007

Some Basics on the

Biotechnology of Cloning
In our last column two weeks ago we brought you a BBC Green Room viewpoint on he need
for animal cloning for meat, genetic conservation of threatened breeds, conservation of rare
and near extinct wildlife, and the enhancement of nutritive value of meat in developing coun-
tries, contributed by Professor Calestous Juma FRS, the world renowned Harvard Professor of.
the Practice of International Development and former University of Guyana Chancellor.
As noted by Professor Juma, "the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that
nearly 1,500, or 30%, of livestock breeds are threatened with extinction, most of which are in develop-
ing countries. Less than 100 are currently being conserved. Ecological disruption is likely to accelerate
such trends. Slowing the decline will require the use of reproductive techniques such as animal cloning
for predictable livestock production, in addition to expanded breeding conservation programmes."
We now provide our readers with some basics on the process involved in the biotechnology of
cloning. The most common type is appropriately called somatic cell nuclear transfer. -

What is cloning?
Cloning, in very simple language, is the transfer of genetic or hereditary material from one cell to
another. We know that all living organisms are composed of cells as the basic unit. Different cell types
with specific "specializations" constitute a tissue. Blood has specialized cell types and constitutes
fluid tissue in us; while muscle is also composed of specialized cells resulting in muscle tissue. The
basic cell has a nucleus and a surrounding cytoplasm. It is within the nucleus that we find hereditary
material, the genes located on the DNA of chromosomes.
The term cloning has.its foundation in the Greek word for "twig." There are two basic types:
o Reproductive cloning the cloning of a wholeorganism such as cow, goat, mice; and
o Therapeutic cloning the cloning of cells, tissues or organs for medical transplants. Some
aspects of tissue engineering which we covered in some earlier articles last year fall in this category.
According to the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences "Reproductive cloning is defined
as the deliberate production of genetically identical individuals. Each newly produced individual is a
clone of the original. Monozygotic (identical) twins are natural clones. Clones contain identical sets of
genetic material in the nucleus-the compartment that contains the chromosomes-of every cell in their
"Thus, cells from two clones have the same DNA and the same genes in their nuclei. All cells,
including eggs, also contain some DNA in the energy-generating "factories" called mitochondria. These
structures are in the cytoplasm, the region of a cell outside the nucleus. Mitochondria contain their
own DNA and reproduce independently. True clones have identical DNA in both the nuclei and mito-
chondria, although the term clones is also used to refer to individuals that have identical nuclear DNA
but different mitochondrial DNA."
In order to achieve a reproductive clone, one needs the egg or ovum of the mother and any other -
cell of the father other than the sperm. The most frequently used is skin cells. Such cells, which are'
not sexual reproductive cells, are called somatic cells. The nucleus containing the hereditary material of
the father is extracted and inserted into an egg from which the nucleus containing the hereditary mate-
rial from the mother has been removed.
Inserting the "naked" nucleus of the father into the enucleated egg (egg with the nucleus removed)
and using electrical charge to ensure complete fusion of the nucleus with the "nucleus-less" egg fol-
lowed by intricate artificial culturing results in a mass of cells similar to the early stages of the forma-
tion of the animal embryo.
With further intricate processes the mass of cells which has been "coaxed" into the early stages of embryo
can then be inserted or implanted into the womb of a surrogate mother until full term birth of the clone. This is the
reason why animal cloning is technically referred to as somatic cell nuclear transfer.

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ARIES -- Something unpleasant has been lurking in the shadows of your social circle
lately and today you will still be unclear as to what it is. Stop trying to figure it
out. Let this problem reveal itself on its own schedule. Perhaps you will never know
what the problem was you'll just sense that the negativity has gone and that ev-
eryone is smiling and happy again. You don't need to know about every little conflict
that arises, you know.

TAURUS -- It's an important time for your family relationships, so try to reach out
to as many different branches of your family tree as possible. TPhone calls, emails,
face-to-face conversations they're all great ways to keep those family ties strong.
You provide something necessary and unique to their lives right now. And you don't
have to spread only good cheer even sharing some of your problems with them
will make you feel closer.

GEMINI -- You are a kind and generous friend, and you enjoy being that way. But
you have noticed that if you give certain people an inch, they will take a mile. So
today when you embark on a new project or venture with one of those takers, make
sure that you are very clear about your expectations and your boundaries. This per-
son needs to know how much time and money you are willing to give and she or
he needs to know that you aren't going to change your mind.

CANCER -- The scientist deep inside of you is feeling unchallenged right now -
could it be time to explore the unknown? The. universe definitely thinks so, and it
will soon be sending you a few odd hypotheses to test. These investigations will not
only handsomely reward your intellect, but also reward your emotions and per-
haps reveal some sizzling gossip. The more effort you put into discovery, the more
mysteries you'll unravel.

LEO -- There will be some big news today and some wildly different first reac-
tions to it. You can't assume that other people are feeling the same way you are.
Right now, that kind of assumption will lead to problems. So wait until the dust has
settled, and then do a casual inventory of other people's feelings. Once you get an
idea of what everyone thinks, you will know what sort of response to suggest and
everyone will be much happier.

VIRGO -- If one of your friendships is showing signs of trouble, don't worry -
this friend has a personal problem that is affecting your relationship, but the relation-
ship is healthy. This isn't something you can fix, but do let your pal know that you
are there for her or him. You are entering a phase in which you can expect a lot of
relationship issues. And although most of them will be brief and harmless, there will
be some turmoil.

IJBRA -- Lately your flexibility has truly been a wonder to behold, and it has defi-
nitely been noticed by someone who is thinking of inviting you to join in on a prom-
ising new venture. Without even realising it, you have quickly ascended to the top of
this person's list of candidates. The invitation may not come today, but it will come
soon. This opportunity may require that you sacrifice some of your independence.
Don't accept it unless you're willing to do so.

SCORPIO -- Your idea of romance could use a significant' update! It's time for you
to get into the twenty-first century and toss away old gender stereotypes. The roles
you and your partner play in your relationship are up to the two of you to define.
Do not follow directions from a book, a parent or even a friend. Only you know
what's best for you. And if what you are doing is unconventional, that's okay, The
only thing that really matters is that it works for you.

SAGITTARIUS -- The good news is that there's no shortage of ideas floating around
your mind right now, but unfortunately, having an idea is a far cry from making it
happen. The act of getting things started turning an idea into reality will be a
big challenge right now. As you work on making things happen, you need to give
yourself time and support. Do not let yourself get frustrated. Just keep on keeping
on, and you will get there eventually.

CAPRICORN -- There's no telling what will get you noticed most today so try
everything that comt ,o mind! There is a great deal of unpredictability in how others
see you right now, but that should not worry you at all. Even if your reputation is
not under your control today, this could be a very liberating opportunity if you take
advantage of it. Knowing that no one can quite put a finger on who you are and what
you're all about will make you feel mysterious and that can be a lot of fun.

AQUARIUS -- Before you plunk down any money on a fabulous new meal, coat or
car, double-check your bank account and then double-check your credit card state-
ments. You might not have as much money at your disposal as you think, and now is
not a good time to go into debt (or any further into debt). Take a break from unneces-
sary spending for the next few days, and distract yourself with life's free pleasures.
Give your finances a chance to catch up.

PISCES -- When you pamper the people you love, you are showing them that you
love them! So why don't you do the same for yourself today? You do love yourself,
but you have to show yourself that fact every once in a while or you just might
forget! Give yourself a special present today. Whether it's as simple as a manicure or
as extravagant as a tropical vacation, treat yourself like the most important person in
your life because you are!


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Some Basics ...

The process as simplified for the cloning of the first mammal,
-the celebrated clone sheep named Dolly, by Sir Ian Wilmot FRS
and his colleagues of the now famous Roslin Institute of the UK,
is shown in the diagram below. The research on Dolly was pub-
lished in 1997 in volume 385 of the premier journal Nature. This
marked the dawn of a scientific feat otherwise humanly impossible
and raised issues of ethics particularly bioethics to the global bio-
technology regulatory agenda.


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ing;. middle: animal 2 produced by cloning; bottom: conventionally-
produced control animal, matched for age, genetics, and breed) and
found that all parameters examined were within the normal range
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Source: Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences
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weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Many of us just use our microwave to Here are two more quick Iet il'e' ne
savoury, one sweet- to helpyou getthemost out of'this handy appliance.

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon Champion Biaking Powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped nuts
I package (6 ounces) butterscotch (or
chocolate) flavored pieces

Set power select on high. In a medium
glass bowl. heat butter I 11/ 2 minutes or
until melted.

Stir in sugar. egg, flour, Chamlpien
Baking Powder, vanilla and nuis iP
batter into greased 8 or 9 inch round
baking dish. Set power select at Medium.
Heat 7 8/n minutes: let stand, covered 10
Meanwhile, in a small glass bowl. heat
butterscotch 3 4 minutes or until melted:
add food coloring, stirring until smooth.
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Sunny Deol keen on

Ghayal 2, unsure of Raj
SEASONED actor Sunny Deol is plunging headlong into production, and hopes a
sequel to his 1992 mega-hit Ghayal will materialise soon.
"There're a couple of projects K. Sera Sera and I are working on," he reveals.
Sunny feels the time is right for a Ghayal' sequel but there is a hitch. "See, Ghayal was a
very special film. There's no point in messingiaround with it until we're absolutely sure about
-the script. I don't want to do
it for the heck of it. But, yes,
Sequels are doing well. This is
the right time for Ghayal 2."
Raj Kumar Santoshi di-
rected the original blockbuster
in 1990.
"I remember speaking to
Raj Santoshi about a sequel
lImany years ago when sequels
like Rocky 2 were doing well.
But back then sequels weren't
in vogue in our country, and
we couldn't think of the right
subject. Now with the corpo-
rate houses backing the Part
2s to the hilt, everyone is into
-- Although Santoshi is the
right choice for the sequel, he
seems reluctant to implement
"There's a problem
with Raj. He doesn't want
to work with me. He keeps
saying he wants to work
with me again, but he never
comes up with any concrete subject. I can tell you at least 10 occasions when we thought
of working together, and he backed out. I guess it's just one of those filmy situations
where Raj keeps saying, 'Let's work together some time' without meaning it," remarks
Sunny. (Bollywood World)

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Bollywood cashes in on

World Cup with cricket films

MUMBAI (Reuters) A slew
of cricket-themed films are
set to hit Indian cinemas soon
as Bollywood tries to cash in
on the World Cup Tfever that

Jolie hugged and played

(Reuters) Actress Angelina-
Jolie hugged and spoke a few
words in Vietnamese to com-
fort the crying boy she is
adopting to live with her fam-
ily in America, newspapers
reported on Friday.
Reports said the almost
three-and-a-half year-old boy,
renamed Pax Thien Jolie, cried
when he first saw his adoptive
mother at the Ho Chi Minh
City orphanage where he has
lived since infancy.
Jolie was quick to hug him
and told him in Vietnamese
"Khong sao dau, khong sao dau"
(No problem, no problem) and
immediately started playing
with him, Lao Dong (Labour)
newspaper reported.
Oscar-winning actress Jolie
kept out of public view after re-
ceiving the Vietnamese boy, but
her photograph was on front
pages of several of Friday's
newspapers, which are all state-
run in communist-ruled Viet-

with adopted son

AN.undated handout photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City's
immigration department shows Vietnamese boy Pham
Quang Sang, renamed Pax Thien Jolie, who was adopted
by actress Angelina Jolie. REUTERS/Handout

The boy's caregiver said his
favorite dishes included fried
noodle and yoghurt and that he
can count from I to 10 in En-
glish, the Tuoi Tre (Youth)
newspaper reported.
Jolie fetched the boy from
the orphanage on Thursday and
signed adoption papers with au-
thorities in the southern city,
which is Vietnam's largest urban
area with 8 million people.
The adoption will be final
once U.S. embassy officials in
Hanoi approve the paperwork
for the child to travel to the
United States, Vietnamese offi-
cials said.
Reporters, photographers
and TV crews outside the ho-
tel where Jolie was staying
have not seen her since a car
took her from the government
building where she signed
adoption papers on Thursday.

has gripped the country.
The sevenl-week cricket
tournament that began in the
Caribbean has spawned spin-off
business worth millions of dol-
lars, with hotels, bars, shopping
malls and public parks catering
to fans keen. to watch the
Bollywood filmmakers also
want their share.
"Hattrick", the first of at
least three cricket-based films,
opened on Friday, and famous
Indian cricket commentator
Harsha Bhogle makes a cameo
With the World Cup as the
backdrop, the film tells the
story of five people their
lives connected through cricket
- and the Indian cricket
team's fictional fortunes.
"Cricket is used as a meta-
phor for life and the various
characters in the film are each
batting against their problems,"
3 Milan Luthria, the director
of "Hattrick".
"It is a humorous and
tongue-in-cheek initiative that
talks about the habit of win-
One of the film's songs, that
Luthria describes ag a "cricket
anthem", has risen up the Indian

music charts.
. Luthria says he decided on
a sports-themed film to expand
Bollywood genres, but trade
analysts believe the decision
was also driven by the World
The fervor surrounding the
tournament guarantees box of-
fice success and in a bid to reel
in more revenue, filmmakers
have cast cricketers.
Anil Kumble, the top Indian
spinner in the World Cup,
makes a guest appearance in
"Meerabai Not Out", a film
about a woman's obsession with
the game.
It stars actress Mandira
Bedi who has found more fame
as a cricket host on a television
channel than in her films.
Bollywood rarely makes
sports-themed films, but one of
its biggest hits, "Lagaan" (Land
Tax), centered around the vic-
tory of a group of poor Indians
over an English cricket team.
The film received an Oscar
nomination in 2002 in the best
foreign film category.
In 2005, another film
"Iqbal", about a deaf and
dumb cricketer, had commer-
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