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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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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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BISHOP RESIGNS FOR LOVE The Roman Calholic Church iis pneis reniam cehbate and WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
BUDAPEST (Reutersi Hungary's Catholic mili- has ruled oui lemng them marr.
tary bishop has resigned because he wants to marri The Hungarian Catholic Church said on us Web ,ie that Pope
a %oman he met in the church's renewal mo'e- Benedict had accepted Szabo',, rerignauon. Szabo told national neE.,
rment, media reported Frida). ag.enc\f. MTI "I do not 1 ani to talk about m\ pnvate hlie.
Bngadier General Tanmas Szabo. 50). h. been preach- I don't think that is a public matter." _

VOLUNTEERS line the arrival corridor at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last night
to welcome teams and fans to Guyana for Cricket World Cup. (Quacy Sampson photo)

CWC gives 'all systems

go' thumbs up for Guyana
CRICKET World Cup (CWC) boss Chris Dehring yesterday gave Guyana the thumbs
Teamsstarttoarrie up for the start of the second round of the tournament hefe from Wednesday, even as the
first two teams arrived in the country. Page three

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THE Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) yes-
terday opened its Gu\ana Shop and Marketing In-
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OPEN: Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Robert Persaud helps Ameera Hassan cut the ribbon.

GMC launches Guyana

Shop and Marketing

Information Centre

THE Guyana Marketing Cor-
poration (GMC) yesterday
opened its Guyana Shop and
Marketing Information Cen-
tre to better promote locally-
grown produce
and manufactured commodi-
The facility, at Robb and
Alexander Streets in
Georgetown, replaces the former
GMC supermarket.

Officials said it will facili-
tate and coordinate development
of non-traditional agricultural
produce and products for export
and enhance the services offered
by GMC.
It will nalke market infor-
mation and contacts more acces-
sible to guide clients on current
market trends and demand at the
global level. Market agents will
provide guidance for possible

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linkages between farmers and
prospective buyers/exporters.
Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud, who commis-
sioned the outlet, said this ap-
proach contributes directly to
the government's goal to achieve
optimum production in the
country's non-traditional agri-
cultural sector and to make the
agri-business sector more effi-
"This Guyana Shop initia-
tive aims to promote only prod-
ucts made and grown in Guyana
and will also conduct some re-
tail sales as secondary focus.
Officers will do whatever is
necessary to promote export
and the facility will provide in-

LOCAL AND GOOD: on sale at the GMC centre

THE new GMC centre. (Delano Williams photos)

formation to curtail market fail-
ures," he explained.
Changes in the global and
regional market demand for ag-
ricultural produce require expan-
sion of the non-traditional sec
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THE Police Force has announced that for the six Super
Eight matches of Cricket World Cup being played here,
the following traffic restrictions will be in force:
All articulated vehicles, lorries, tractors and trailers and ani-
mal drawn carts will be barred from travelling on the East Bank
Public Road from D'Aguiar intersection to Providence Public
Road, and the Demerara Harbour Bridge from 06:00h to 1 l:00h
and from 15:00h to 20:00h on
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2. Friday March 30
3. Sunday April 01 .
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CWC gives 'all systems go' thumbs up for Guyana

boss Chris Dehring yesterday
gave Guyana the thumbs up
for the start of the second

round of the tournament
here from Wednesday, even
as the first two teams arrived
in the country.

"All systems are go for
next Wednesday morning," de-
clared Dehring, from Warner
Park, St. Kitts yesterday. His
comments came in a press re-
lease issued by the Local
Organising Committee (LOC).
Teams Sri Lanka and Ire-
land arrived in Guyana yester-
day and a throng of volunteers
recruited by the government
lined the corridor at the Cheddi
Jagan International Airport,
Timehri to welcome them.
A press release from the
LOC said "Guyana is ready
and excited to be handed the ba-
ton for the start of the Super 8
Dehring, the Managing Di-
rector & Chief Executive Officer
of CWC was quoted as saying
that the International Cricket
Council (ICC) and CWC "are
happy with preparations for
the Guyana leg of international
cricket's most-anticipated spec-
"The pitch and outfield are

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place at the Cheddi Jagan In-
ternational Airport for a
smooth flow of passengers and
baggage for Cricket World Cup
visitors, officials have reported.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo visited the
airport last Wednesday to check
on works still under way to en-
hance the aesthetics and baggage
processing facilities.
Accompanying President
Jagdeo were Minister of Trans-
port and Hydraulics, Robeson
Benn, CJIA Chief Executive Of-
ficer Ramesh Ghir and General
Manager, Mohammed Khan.
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main concern was the free flow
of passengers through the air-
port to avoid any unnecessary
delay during the rush period to
enter the country for the super
eight matches which commence
on March 28 at the Guyana Na-
tional Stadium at Providence,
East Bank Demerara.
The President, the agency
said, witnessed the procedure
for entering the country and
baggage handling, and was given

an update on the remaining en-
hancement works at the airport.
The government has in-
vested significant funds in the
airport to enhance security, in-
frastructure, and passenger
comfort. The tarmac has been
resurfaced, a new executive
lounge installed, and the cus-
toms area extended.
GINA said security ar-
rangements have also been
tightened at the airport.

More pirate attacks
SEVERAL fishermen fishing off Shell Beach in Region
One (Barima-Walnit were last week attacked,and robbed
by pirates on the high seas. 1.
The victims said they were in two boats, some four miles
off the Shell Beach foreshore on the high seas around 21 -00h
Wednesday. when they came under attack.
Deonanne Seeram Damram said four masked men dressed
in long black cloaks, and armed with guns. approached their
boats in the dark and ordered them to be face down on the deck.
He said they had to comply, and the pirates boarded their
boats and began to beat them with plastic hoses before stealing
two 48-horse power outboard engines and gasoline
The fishermen said the pirates stole their catch and Deonarine
was shot in a leg by one of the pirates before they escaped.
The fishermen said they were left to drift on the high seas,
but managed to reach ashore several hours later.
The matter was reported to the police at Charity. and
Deonarine is now a parent at the Chanty Hospital.
In recent weeks, several fishermen have lost outboard
engines to pirates on the high seas.

ready and we're just fine-tuning
various elements now.Teams are
already en route to
Guyana...and all tournament
staff will be in place by the end
of the weekend," he was;.quoted
as saying.. -
A report in another section
of the press caused some con-
fusion when it was suggested
that ICC CWC had wrested
management of the Guyana Na-
tional Stadium at Providence,
over a number of incomplete
However, CWC legal coun-
sel Derek Jones was quoted in
the regional media yesterday as
saying there was no switch in"
the .management, but CWC

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from Anna
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THIEVES Thuisday night
broke into the main office of
the Anna Regina Multilat-
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Coast and stole the memory
component of the office com-
Officials said the thieves
gained entry to the office by
forcing open a door.
The offices of the Head
Mistress, Deputy Head Master
and the Accounts Clerk were
also ransacked.
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on March 30.
Another big game will be
hometown favourites, the West
Indies, against Sri Lanka 9n
April Fool's Day and that's
no joke!
"Having sat and watched
the tournament unfold beauti-
fully in other nations for the ,
past three weeks, we are now -
looking forward to delivering on
our commitment to this event,"
stated LOC chief executive
Karan Singh.
"We are working with the
ICC and CWC to achieve com-
mon objectives. We all want to
have a successful Cricket World
Cup the best ever actually.
Everyone has been Working very
hard for a long time and this is
the'moment we have all been
waiting for."
Singh said ticket sales
have picked up, "now that the
tournament is rolling and
people are seeing the excite-
ment'on television and the
fans enjoying themselves, the
fever has caught on and they
want to be a part of it."

through international firm GL
Events, was simply assisting
Guyana to get the preparations
Works at the. stadium have
been completed, but crucial ex-
ternal works are incomplete.
Last evening, workers were seen
racing to complete the four lane
highway link to the stadium
from the Demerera Harbour
In addition, the land be-
tween the stadium and Buddy's
International Hotel was incom-
plete. The land is being prepared
as a parking lot for 2,500 ve-
Six Super 8 matches will be
played at-Guyana National Sta-
dium, starting on Wednesday
with a mouth-watering battle
between South Africa and Sri
With England qualifying for
the second round having beaten
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UN Council unanii

impo es sanctions

By Evelyn Leopold

(Reuters) The UN Security
Council voted unanimously
yesterday to impose new
sanctions on Iran for its
nuclear ambitions by target-
ing Tehran's arms exports,
state-owned bank and elite
Revolutionary Guards.
Iran's Foreign Minister
Manouchehr Mottaki immedi-
ately rejected the council's de-
mand to suspend uranium en-.
richment, which can be used for
making bombs and to generate
electricity. He maintained Iran's
programme was for peaceful
The resolution bans arms
exports from Iran and freezes fi-
nancial assets abroad of 28 Ira-
nian individuals and entities, in-
cluding its Bank Sepah, and the
commanders and companies as-
sociated with the Revolutionary
It threatens further sanc-
tions if Iran does not comply
within 60 days. If it does, sanc-
tions would be suspended.
U.S. representative
Alejandro Wolff told the coun-
cil that adoption of Resolution
1747 sent "a clear and unam-
biguous message to Iran" that
the pursuit of a nuclear weap-
ons'capabiliiy "will only fur-'
ther isolate Iran and make it
less, not more, secure,"
Addressing the council af-
ter the vote, Mottaki said the
15-member body had been ma-
nipulated by some of its mem-
bers to take "unjustifiable ac-
tion" against Iran's nuclear
"I can assure you that pres-
sure and intimidation will not

change Iranian policy," he said.
"Suspension is neither an option
nor a solution."
President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad had wanted to
speak to the 15-nation council but
cancelled his appearance because
visas for his flight crew were de-
livered too late for his plane to
arrive in New York before the
vote. Washington disputes this.
But both Iran and the big
powers, who drafted the resolu-
tion, offered further talks, al-
though the sanctions would re-
main in place until Iran halted en-
"We propose further-talks
with the Islamic Republic of Iran
to see.if a fnutually acceptable
way can be found to open nego-
tiations," British Ambassador
Emyr Jones Parry said on behalf
of his own country, the United
States, France, Russia, China and
In Brussels, the European
Union foreign policy chief. Javier
Solana, said he had been asked by
countries dealing with Iran to con-
tact Ali Larijani, Tehran's main
negotiator on nuclear issues "to
see whether we can find a route
to negotiations," according to a
The new measures are a fol-
low-up to a resolution adopted on
Dec. 23 banning trade in sensitive
nuclear materials and ballistic mis-
siles, as well as freezing assets of
individuals and institutions asso-
ciated with atomic programmes.
Yesterday's sanctions go beyond
the nuclear sphere.
The big powers held inten-
sive negotiations over the past
month and conducted talks until
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and Qatar, who wanted a ref-
erence to a nuclear-free Middle
East, which was inserted into
the preamble.
Qatar's UN ambassador
Nassir Abdolaziz al-Nasser,
the only Arab members of the
council, spoke against the reso-
lution for its potential to
destabilise the Middle East.
But he voted in favour, pre-
sumably because he did not
want to be the only negative
vote, after South Africa and In-
donesia said "Yes."
U.S. and European officials
had wanted tougher sanctions,
including a mandatory rather
than a voluntary call on banks
and financial institutions to
stop dealing with Iran.
But they argued that the
resolution penalised enough in-
dividuals and institutions to
affect the economic and its
military role in the Middle
East, without touching the oil
industry, the fourth largest in
the world.
Iran's Mottaki noted the
scope of the resolution and
said, "What can harming hun-
dreds of thousands of deposi-
tors in Bank Sepah, with a 80-
year history in Iran, mean other
than confronting ordinary Ira-
In Washington, U.S.
Undersecretary of State Nicho-
las Burns said that the arms
embargo was most significant
in that it prohibits a transfer of
franian weapons to Lebanon's
Hezbollah guerrillas, the Pales-
tinian Hamas movement, Syria
or "to any state or terrorist
South Africa's U.N. am-
bassador, Dumisani
Kumalo, who had submitted

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a endments that deleted all
the sanctions, said he voted
in favour because of
Pretoria's opposition to
nuclear weapons but
criticised the resolution for
penailising Iranian institu-
tions beyond the nuclear
sphere. (Additional reporting
by Michelle Nichols)


By Orla Ryan
ELMINA, Ghana,
(Reuters) Descendants
of slaves including sing-
ers, tourists and a British
cabinet minister were due
to gather in Ghana today
to mark 200 years since
Britain banned slave trad-
Ghana, once a centre of
slave trading which this
month celebrated 50 years
of independence from Brit-
ish colonial rule, is holding
a celebration to mark the
bicentenary with singers and
performers from Africa, the
Caribbean and London.
Those arriving for
today's commemoration ex-
pressed horror and outrage
at the brutality of a trade
that shipped more than 10
million some estimates
say up to 60 million Af-
ricans into bondage. Many
did not survive the voyage.
"I blame our grandfa-
thers, who were in the po-
sition of kings, and the
whites for exploiting the
blacks," said Ghanaian
Emmanuel Deteah, 24. "Our
great grandfathers, I don't
really believe they fought
for us: they betrayed us."
Today's party is being
held at a whitewashed stone
fort at Elmina, where Portu-
guese traders built sub-Sa-
haran Africa's first perma-
nent slave trading post in
The fort passed into
Dutch and English hands
and in 'the. 18th century
shipped tens of thousands
of Africans a year through
"the door of no return" onto
squalid slave ships bound
for plantations of the
Americas in trade that sus-
tained Europe's colonial em-
After years of cam-
paigning by anti-slavery ac-
tivists like politician Will-
iam Wilberforce, Britain
banned the trade in slaves
from Africa on March 25,
Slavery itself was
not outlawed by Brit-
ain for another gen-
eration, in 1833, and
the transatlantic
trade continued under
foreign flags for many

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EU leader' to vow

bloc revarmp at

birthday summit

By Mark John .

BERLIN, (Reuters) European Union iers will vow to
start work on revamping the creaking institutions of the
bloc at a 50th birthday summit today due to reach its cli-
max with a noisy street party in once-divided Berlin.
Sunmmit host Chancellor Angela Merkel will unveil a "Ber-
Lin Declaration" of EU values and achievements which she
hopes will set the. stage for a relaunch of the constitution re-
jecied by French and Dutch ,oiers in 2005.
But in a reflection of deep national di visions that remain
about ho&w to moe forward, the broad, aspirational text makes
no expliphcit reference to the charter and aoids mention of reli-
gion or any future enlargement one factor behind the "No"
Public support for membership ha; declined in many of
the 27 states because of fear, the EU is facing to protect workers
from the impact of globalisation, eroding national identities and
meddling excessively in national affairs.
Yet German Pre.ident Horst Koehler insisted a united Eu-
rope was taking shape under the noses of its leaders even as
they wrangle over how to overhaul on unwieldy decision-mak-
ing %tructures originally made for six founder states.
"Europe is finding its way back together in new constella-
rion-" British workers on Czech building sites, Romanian au
pairs in Paris. Polish plumbers in London, Italian maniufactur-
ers in Hungairy. German doctors in Stockholmn," he told EU
chiefs at a dinner lasit ruht
"So %' h. are v.e not doing mnuh more to awaken people',s
curiosity about Europe and dheir enthusiasm for such co-e'kst-
ence, parncularly among the young '" he a.ked
T.., mark the anniLersar. ot the March 25, 1957 founding
Treaty of Rome, festivmes were being staged around Europe
and Berlin is hosting [wo days. o:f street panies. nightclub events
and museums %ill host exhibiiion_.. io the e'.emng
Veteran rocker Joe Cocker % Ill take to the stage todal bs
the Brandenburg Gate. symbol ,of Europe's post-World War
Two split before the 1%S9 fall of the Berlin Wall.
EU leaders attended more demure events yesterday includ-
ing a Beethoven concert and a slide show of images of the earth
taken from space presented by German astronaut Thomas
The two-page "Berlin Declaration", seen by Reuters. sets
a 2009 deadline for gi ing the bloc a "renewed common basis"
code for reforms meant to give the bloc a long-term presi-
dent and foreign nmnster, a simpler decision-making system and
more say for the European and national parliaments.
While all capitals have gisen their blessing to the text, Ger-
many faces an uphill battle getting them to agree a "'road map"
on what happens next b. the time it hands over its six-month
presidency of the EU to Portugal in July.
Eurosceptical governments in Prague and Warsaw, as well
as public opposition in Britain. the Netherlands and France,
will hamper Merkel's efforts to launch new treaty negotiations.
Differences on the constitution could emerge at a lunch
today where leaders will also pay homage to France's
Jacques Chirac, making his last appearance at an ELI sum-
mit before he bows out of politics after a four-decade ca-
reer next month.

Mauritania votes in run-off

for civilian president
By Pascal Fletcher

NOUAKCHOTT, (Reuters) Mauritanians vote today to
pick between two economists standing for president in the
last stage of returning civilian rule to the Arab-African
Islamic state bordering the Sahara.
The run-off vote follows an inconclusive first round poll
two weeks ago and seals a democratic handover by the army
junta which took control of the former French colony in a
bloodless 2005 coup, the third military putsch since indepen-
dence in 1960.
Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi and Ahmed Ould
Daddah have both promised to consolidate democracy and re-
forms in the country whose largely nomadic population is a
complex mix of Arabs and Africans and where slavery per-
Mauritania, despite rich fisheries, minerals and oil, still Suf-
fers from widespread poverty, underdevelopment and simmer-
ing racial tensions.
"Everyone wants change," said Diop Papa Moda, 52, a
telecoms supervisor, in downtown Nouakchott where elegant
villas stand just blocks away from ramshackle dirt-poor slums.
"We have all these raw materials, but we still have to
import onions from Holland. What we need is good man-
agement," said teacher Mohamed Ghadi, 48.

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China and Venezuela to

cement ties with oil deals
By Christian Oliver
CARACAS, (Reuters) Venezuela said yesterday it-was
working on a raft of oil deals with China. giving impetus
to President Hugo Chavez's attempts to break his country's
dependence on oil exports to the United States.
The China National Petroleum Corp. will look to devel
heavy crude oil production in the Orinoco Belt and cooperate
with Venezuela in building three refineries in China alid a "su-
per-fleet" of crude tankers, the Information Ministry said.
"The United,States as a power is on the way down, China
is on the way up. China is the market of the future," ChaveZ
was quoted as saying by an Information Ministry statement
after meeting CNPC President hang Jiemin in Caracas.
China's economic expansion has turned it into the world's
second-biggest oil consumer. OPEC member Venezuela was the
fifth-biggest oil exporter to the United States in January. Ana-
lysts reckon it pumps about 2.7 million barrels per day.
Chavez has ambitious plans to lift oil exports to China to
lessen its dependence on its arch-foe the United Slates, saying
it hopes to send I million barrels per day to China by. 2012.
This optimistic target follows an earlier goal of more than
tripling oil exports to China of 160.000 bpd by 2009.
The Information Ministry said CNPC would sign tomor-
row a preliminary deal to take a 40 per cent stake in various
Venezuelan heavy crude projects.
CNPC is already working in the Junin 4 block but Chavez
said the Chinese oil giant wanted to expand its Orinoco opera-
dtions with "billions of dollars" of investment.
Chavez is pushing ahead with a natioualisation of
Venezuela's oil industry, stripping major U.S. companies such
as Exxon Mobil Corp., ConocoPhillips and Chevron Corp. of
their majority stakes in heavy crude projects.
While sidelining such mljors, Chavez is seeking t do more
business with China, Russia and Iran, pal of fuming what he
describes as a multipolar alliance against the United States.,
He said the three proposed refineries in China would pro,
cess 800,000 bpd of Venezuelan crude. The proposed'e. tanker
fleer would not just run China-Venezuela routes but lso oper-
ate in the Caribbean and take shipments to Africa, Chavez said.
Although Venezuela has signed manymemorandtinsof un-
derstanding on commercial cooperation with countrimies ithe
developing world, many of the proposals have beea.very slow
to turn into anything concrete.
I a sign that Venezuela's iep to Chia bige
well as commerce, U Chnchinwho sits of thB C6i9a Comd.
manist Party's omnipotent nine-meber Pobthm dnig
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Prison riot passes unnoticed

near big World Cup match

By Telford Vice

(Reuters) A prison riot near
Warner Park passed unno-
ticed by the bumper crowd
that watched Australia beat
South Africa in a Cricket
World Cup match yesterday.
International Cricket.Coun-
cil (ICC) officials were also un-
aware of the revolt, which was
quelled by the St Kitts and
Nevis security forces with the
help of a task force drawn from
across the Caribbean.
The national security minis-
try issued a statement yester-
day saying an uprising had

erupted in -the prison, which is
located 400 metres from the sta-
dium, on Friday night after pris-
oners fought off warders who
wanted to search a cell.
"The prisoners were even-
tually subdued and the search of
the cell was conducted resulting
in a small quantity of marijuana
being seized," the statement
"About 7.30am (1230
GMT) on Saturday ... prisoners
escaped into the yard by using
furniture in their cell to break
down the door.
'The assistance of the security
forces was requested by the prison
authorities. Members of the police

force and the St Kitts and Nevis
Defence Force, assisted by person-
nel of the CARICOM joint Task
Force, who initially met with some
resistance, quickly brought the situ-
ation under control.
"In the process, several
prisoners and one prison officer
were injured and received medi-
cal attention."
A crowd estimated at 8,000
streamed into Warner Park a
short while later to watch the
match, which started at 9.30am
(1430 GMT).
The incident did not dis-
rupt the match, and ICC com-
munications officer Sami-ul-
Hasan told Reuters he had no

knowledge of the situation.
"A prison uprising? I know
nothing about that," he said. "If
it was going to affect the match
I would have known about it."
The multi-nitional
CARICOM Task Force was
specifically formed to deal with
security issues during the World
Holders Australia beat
South Africa by .83 runs in the
Group A match, the top tie of
the first round which finishes
The seven-week World
Cup, the first in the Carib-
bean, culminates in the April
28 final in Barbados.

Cuba replaces justice minister

HAVANA, (Reuters) Cuba
has removed Roberto Diaz
as justice minister, Cuban
state television said on
Friday, the third Cabinet
change since acting Presi-
dent Raul Castro took over
the running of the govern-
ment in July.
Diaz was replaced by Vice
Justice Minister Maria Esther
Reus. The reason for the change
- decided by the country's ex-
ecutive Council of State was
not given.

Cuban leader Fidel Castro
handed over power to his
brother Raul at the end of July
following emergency stomach
surgery and, despite reports he
is recovering well, has yet to
appear in public.

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Since then, Cuba named a
new transport minister in Oc-
tober and a new minister of
computing and communications
in August.
Fidel Castro is still presi-
dent of Cuba's Council of State

and Council of Ministers. Raul
is vice president of both.
The televised announce-
ment did not state whether
Diaz would remain a member
of the Council of State and
Central Committee.

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Item for materials Estimated amount of -persons to Measurement and
No. Name and description of project Location of project Details of project and labour materials to be used benefit work specification Remarks
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I culverts Danielstown, Reliance & concrete 22 tons crushed stone, 100 sacks cement, on both sides
240 length steel rods
2 Sub 2007 Maintenance of streets Within Municipality 1400000 200 tons crusher run, Entire Municipality 1800' See details attached
with C/run
3 Sub 2007 upqrade street with 60 x 40 Lima Upgrading to infrastructure 1340 000 200 cuyds while sand, 250 cuyds mix 150 400'x12'xl' with earthen Improvement to
m/oam and 2-re-enforce concrete culvert loam, 30 sacks cement, 40 length clay shoulders infrastructure
20'x2'x2'6" steel rods

Sub 2007 upgrade Tahal B u s h L o t 700000 400 cuyds mixed loam, 90 cuyds 100 600'12'xl'with earthen clay
4 Street with 60x40 m/loom earthen clay

5 Sub 2007 maintenance of street with Within Municipality Upgrading to 160000 225 cuyds 60x40 mixed loam 1500 1500 ft See details attached
60x40 m/loam Infrastructure
Upgrading of Clarke Street with 60x40 Danielstown Upgrading to infrastructure 600000 400 cyds mixed loam, 150 cuyds white 30 685'x1 2'xl' Im movement to
mixed loam sand, 80 cuyds earthen clay infrostructure
Additional works on Bush Lot Market Bush Lot Renovation of Stre" 1800000 200 HCB blocks 150 socks cement, 10 Entire Municipality 14 Stalls @17'xl 3' Upgrading to market
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Editorial )

CWC 07- -r

great moment

FOR all the negative reports and the sneers of the cyn-
ics, Guyana is this weekend receiving the first arriving
teams for Cricket World Cup 2007 for matches sched-
uled from Wednesday, March 28 to April 9.
As one of the nine host countries for the historic tour-
nament, Guyana has had to overcome many hurdles in
having to virtually start from floor-level in the provision of
new facilities for which some other CARICOM venues
had prior distinct advantages.
Undoubtedly, our primary challenges were the
completion of two major projects the US$25M Guyana
National Stadium at Providence, constructed by India
and including a gift of US$6M; and the nearby huge
Buddy's International Hotel (estimated cost of approxi-
mately US$10M). The hotel will be accommodating most
of the CWC officials and media personnel coming for the

Super Eight matches.
More than minor hitches had to be encountered by
the Local Organising Committee (LOC). Indeed, some
are still being sorted out as players and officials arrive
for the start of the scheduled matches.'
However, in keeping with the confidence repeatedly
expressed by the-Chief Executive Officer of the LOC, Mr.
_Karran Singh, andCWCCEO, Mr..Chris Dehring, as well
as Head of State President Bharrat Jagdeo himself,
various logistical hurdles have been overcome, in coop-
eration with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Overwhelmed by the enormous tasks that had to be
overcome, it may be easy for the critics and pessimists
to forget that, ultimately, this is an ICC event, being
hosted by Guyana as one of the venues for CWC 2007,
and for which this country's cooperation with the ICC/
WCC officials has always been under review and quite
Recent communication between the CWC's legal
counsel, Mr. Derek. Jones, and the LOC's Mr.
Singh, has served to highlight both concerns and assur-
ances ahead of the arrival of the playing teams for the
Super Eight matches.
The LOC CEO had in fact provided specific re-
sponses to concerns initially raised by the ICC/CWC's
legal counsel, among them on readiness in arrange-
ments for the accreditation and media centres, video
board, turnstiles and power distribution matters, since
March 17.

But those who are evidently more interested
emphasising the negative than the positive, the pr,
lems rather than the solutions, will always find reasc
to do just that, consistent with their own conce[
and agendas.
The shocking murder of Pakistan's coach, B;,'
Woolmer, last Sunday in his hotel room, has cast a [
oQfgloom .okver the.hilstoriciourrnament.-
But wise has been the ICC's decision to let I
game for which billions have been invested by CARICC
states to host go on as planned.
For all of Guyana this is a very proud occasion in c
history and favourable weather permitting, we should
enjoy the matches to be played in the finest spirit of t
greatest sporting event within the Commonwealth of r

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Bi hllne orPri adOe

THE Bahamas will be very much caught up in the
final phase of its general election as the final
games are being played off for Cricket World Cup
It would be the first of four national elections expected this year,
the others being in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago,
though not necessarily in that order.
Of the quartet the most difficult outcome to predict is
that of-Jamaica's poll. Failure to retain power could be the
big surprises for both Trinidad
and Tobago.'s incumbent
People's National Movement
(PNM) and the governing Bar-
bados Labour Parry (BLP)
In the case of The Bahamas,
tie earlier optimism of an expected
second-term victory for Prime
Mlinihlr Perry Christie's incum-
Sbent Progressive Liberal Party
(PLPI is seemingly giving way to
.g,. ,g .speculations of now fac-
IIm a major challenge to avoid the
r. .un to power by the Free Na-
uonal Movement (FNM).
\\ whatever the outcome, there
ou'ld be no problems for
CARICOM as The Ba-

term ruling BLP is to be the first incumbent to secure a fourth con-
secutive hold on state power.
In Jamaica the challenge for Portia Simpson Miller's fourth-term
governing PNP which she inherited last year in a
bruising campaign for the party's leadership is to achieve an
historical fifth term PNP adminis-
Neither Prime Minister
Arthur nor Prime Minister
Simpson-Miller is anxious to
telegraph any signal to their .
opponents about an election
timeframe. The biggest political "
surprise of 2007 would be, in .
my reckoning, if either or P
both fail to lead their respective
party to the polls long be-
fore Christmas.
Unless totally unexpected de-
velopments occur, no one should
seriously bother about orches-
trated official tactics in Barbados
to foment doubts about a general
election this year. PRIME MINISTER
In Jamaica, for all the PERRYCHRISTIE
socio-economic challenges
facing the PNP, there is the danger of the JLP fatally
shooting itself in the foot by its con-

PRIME MINISTER hamas is not integrally tinuous.milking forr election campaign-
OWEN ARTHUR involved in the arrange- .ing of the so-called "Trafigura bribery
ments for the scandal" and the criminal rampage that
CARICOM Single Market aind Economy (CSME) and afflicts the nation.
remains disinterested in accessing the Caribbean Court
of Justice. "HUSH MONEY"
In sharp contrast, changes in government in either ..Some of today's frightening gun-running,
Jamaica or Trinidad and Toba'o could well delay the drug-trafficking related killings and criminal
march lowards the rcalisation of the oail of a scan- ..' violence are viewed as having roots in an old
lc, rIc i'mal ec nom y hl \ 21008. 1s well is firlh r political culture spawned by the traditional ri-
l.iiiipi in Irospccls I)or witeic in-lw lihe iiieCilbcrship of, Ih e" vtals for state pi)\\er- PNI' P ndl JLP.
(V.'. Noi 'uch problem fti In lhadoi So far as the' .l i1 million i\clln to the
In both Jamaica anid 13arahdos the ruling PNP alnd I1 BlP PNP by ''rafigurna is concerned as. alleg-
face cth culicial challenge Ito ilcnil liheni s.howin of pubh dlic l election caiilpi;'.lln financinIL. tI op-
Conflli 'iic' willh the L sh oI 'ly of l in to sca le an nil pos ii .11.1 Ic:id r. B uccC (;oldin C. ':in-
p:'cLd'iL'ied htlrdle in [St U icp,'cii.c cctoiitl pbitic. PRIME MINISTER POPTIA l11t bt tth11t btl I' o u -est lhal h os m n
ri Bairad(los. the olur hurdle' l;cin<'/\Arthui lire SIMPSON MILLER arl h:, clean hln; \\hc i 'Oecmes to

receiving "contributions", or whatever respectable nam
given to "hush money".
Does he recall, for instance, the situation in the decade ol
80s under Eddie Seaiga's fierce anti-communist campaigns ag:
the Michael Manley-led PNP?
Then, his party was reputedly,bankrolled not only bN
local captains of industry but also with money from cor
versial foreign sources, including funds from the U..S.
flowed to a then rightwing Caribbean Democratic Ui
(CDU) of which the JLP was identified as a key player.
The JLP may yet be in for its own dose of embarrassment

fore arrangements are finally in place for regulating campaign
nancing within the context of beating back public corruption
ensuring maximum transparency in electoral politics.
- Meanwhile, in Barbados, the stage seems well set for Pi
Minister Arthur's strategies leading up to dissolution of parliar
for new national elections.
After the CWC final game at Kensington Oval next mo
there comes July's regular annual CARICOM Summit at w
the Prime Minister. in addition to being host and new cl
man. .will bhe playing a key role in his capacity as Hea
Gomernmcnl for CSME-readincss in 2008.
The summit \\ill take place as Barbados begins month-
Crop-Over celel'rations with Bajans in customary "sweet-fuh-J
re\ clry mood.
After that the focus on election dates could only dec
- and not.just in Barbados, hut also in ,amaica and Trini
and Tobago.








I WENT out last week and
bought me a flag and I am
After what I saw on TV
of the games played so far in
the Cricket World Cup, I
wasted no time in getting
that flag and I am just rear-
ing to go.
By last night, two teams
- the Sri Lankans and the
Irish had arrived, ready to
do battle, and I, with my flag,
am ready for the battles too.
I, with my flag, am just so
eager to go, ready to give
thol. t liS7G to our shores
a grand Guyana welcome,
complete with my full
Guyanese hospitality.
So eager am I that a se-
nior colleague of mine saw
me jumping and waving in
front of the TV in the office
the other day.
And guess what? She
saw me and snickered.
After I had gotten
through my dance and jump
routine, I turned to her and
asked why was she dissing
me and my enthusiasm for
the cricket matches on TV.
She wasted no time in in-
forming me, in front of other
people, too, that I had no
time for what was happening
on the field of play, but had
my mind on other things.
Who. me?
Yes, she said.
I attempted to argue that
I know all about fine strokes,
good field placing, amazing
catches, good timing and
fantastic cricketing stuff like
My senior colleague
sucked her teeth, in fine
Guyanese style.
And in fine Guyanese
style announced to the oth-
ers around that if I am at a
cricket match and anybody
seeing me all agitated
shouldn't waste time asking
me about the score or the
state of play.
And why would that be,
I wondered?
"I see you good just now
in front of that TV. You
weren't jumping and carry-
ing on about the batting and
bowling and fielding..."
What then was I jumping
and waving about if not the
fine stroke play, I asked her?
She laughed you know
that kind of good Guyanese
laugh, mocking, sneering, ac-
---.'nnied by a certain look.
Exasperated, I asKeu ...
to explain; herself.
"Is the girls in the two
piece bikini suil.s the TV
cameramen zooming in all the
time that have you getting all
agitated! Doubt that! You
weren't watching any
cricket !"
Mercifully, the phone in


my little office rang and I
had to rush off to answer it.
I beat a hasty but welcome
retreat from the outer office
and that troublesome senior
colleague of mine.
With senior colleagues
like those, who needs en-
Believe me I bought
that flag purely to join in the
huge show of national pride
with all other Guyanese wel-
coming those coming here
for the CWC tournament.
Whi C;o-ui be so irong
if that includes waving that
flag to welcome females who
plan to be in two piece bikini
in the stands at the Guyana
National Stadium at Provi-
Waving that flag near
them could help keep them

cool in th
cricket ma
without pi
waving (e
ited and
fans in twi
in the sta
man on
fouur or h(

bowler k
less bats
with vici
The I
several ii
any ban
short she
or me w
in my e


iese hot, hot days And if I just happen to
such wonderful at- find myself near some de-
for superb cricket, voted female cricket fans,
kind of good who just happen to be in two
itch would there be piece bikini suits, and we all
people jumping and together delight in the scor-
specially those ex- ing and hitting, and hug and
exuberant female jump and wave, well, that's
o piece bikini suits) cricket, isn't it? A
hands when a bats- gentleman's game, they say,
the go crashe. a n and I am 2entltman to the
books a six. or a fast bone.

knocks over a hap- I am so much of a gentle-
man who can't cope man that I would be willing
ous balls? to share my flag with any fe-
ICC and CWC have male cricket fan who loves
ed fans from taking the game as much as I do.
terns into the cricket And if you see me duck-
but I haven't seen ing under that flag, and not
on two piece bikinis, jumping and waving at the
orts, tight tee-shirts, Guyana National Stadium at
having a Guyana flag Providence during one of the
exuberance and de- matches there, you would
know it's that snickering se-

nior colleague of mine I
would be trying to keep low
You know me I like to
mind my business.
But she likes to.expose

Europe's EPAs -

Friend or foe?

I SPENT the past week in
Brussels, the political centre of
the European Union, with jour-
nalists from other African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
states getting acquainted with
the Economic Partnershipi
Agreements (EPAs) that Europe
wants to forge with six regions
of the ACP.
The World Trade
Organisation-compatible EPAs
are expected to replace the trade
chapters of the Cotonou agree-
ment when the trade preferences
of the agreement expire at the
end of 2007.
After listening to many of
the debates surrounding the
EPAs, one of the points that
forcefully struck was that the
ACP countries may not have
much of a choice but to negoti-
ate and get the bes that they
could out of the deal.
Having said that, ACP
states don't want to rush into
signing the agreements before
the end of the year and are
pressing for more time to look
at how ihe F.PAs will affect their
industries: how much they
could lose out on and what strat-
egies they need to put in place.
It can also be argued thal the
ACP had a lot of time to put
their houses in order since the
negotiations started some seven
years ago.
The EU has been strident in
:.^eir position that there can be
no extension of the existing
Cc~onou waiver for the ACP
and that ; a new system is not
put in place by the g 'inning of
2008, it will have to fail back on
the only legal alternative "ivail-
able. which is the EU's existing
Generalised System of Prefer-

ences (GSP) tariff only with
less generous access than under
Cotonou for many and no eco-'
nomic governance framework.
For the West African region,
more than one billion Euros of
trade would potentially be lost,
as an average tariff to be paid
under the GSP is 20 per cent.
For Central .Africa, about
360 million Euros of exports
would be potentially lost.
The Caribbean's trade in
goods is currently worth just
over 3 billion Euros a-year so
this region too stands to lose.
The EU is the Caribbean's
second largest trading partner
with main exports being alu-
minium, rum, sugar and ba-
EU officials, including
Trade Commissioner Peter
Mandelspn, whom we met, in-
sist that the ACP has everything
to benefit from by negotiating
afid signing on to the agree-
It will improve competitive-
ness, diversify exports ,and
build regional markets.
It will also improve the
Caribbean's access to-the EU
markets, both sides will coop-
erate on a range of trade related
issues, including duties charged
on imports of goods, market
standards that are required to
meet trade in services and related
policy areas such as competitive
policy and intellectual property
EU Ministers have also
agreed-to prepare a strategy set-
ling out ille iclivery of 2 billion
Euros per year or -;; !. c
developing countries pli in
place new trade policies to
boost their growth and help

them integrate into global mar-
Under the EPAs, ACP mar-
kets will also have to gradually
open up to EU goods, remov-
ing some duties and quotas.
EU officials assured us that
the opening up of our markets
will not cause a flood of cheap
European goods and .that the
EPAs will allow long transitional
periods for market opening,
along with slower liberalisation.
About the strict health and
safety standards for the import
of food, the EPA Will equip
countries to meet those stan-
- dards.
In the area of trade in ser-
vices, the EU said while the
Caribbean's merchandise ex-
ports have fallen as a percent-
age of their economies, services
exports have increased.
EU figures also show that
over 1988-2005, ACP trade as
a whole 3.4 per cent
with agriculture accounting for
1.8 per cent; fish 5.6 per cent
and industrial 3.7 per cent.
One official described the
-- -E;-- i -lackine
ALl- 1'ir C LU .,i1 ........
ACP journalists also got the
opportunity to hear the other
side of the debate on the EPAs
and why Europe should not be
pushing for the signing of the
EPAs at all cost before the end
of the year.
British EU parliamentarian
Glenys Kinnock said the ACP
countries felt they were facing
a noose over their heads if they
did niot sign up to the deal de-.
spite having major concerns and
facing enormous frustrations.
With the cxC,'ption of the
Caribbean region, Kinii:ck does

not see any other region si
the EPAs before the end
Kinnock, a member
Development Committee,
ports giving the ACP more
and suggests a temporary
ing over of Cotonou until
tually agreed EPA can gi
Her colleague,
Schlyter, a Swedish Euro
Parliamentarian and Memn
the Environment, Public I
and Food Safety Comr
was adamant that the
commissioners were not a
listening to what the gc
ments of the ACP count
were saying.
He warned that the El
.. -...1 not be
gotiations sno ...a be
hastily since it was a mat
life and death with people
ACP losing incomes and j
The.EU, he said, h
look at its internal police
see how these will affect
ACP in terms of its reform
agriculture and health and
ronment laws that can be
as unfair trade barriers.
At a trade committee
ing at the European parlia
several MPs questioned I
tor General for Trade, I
O'Sullivan about the EU
spouse or lack thereof. t

my business when all I want
to do is enjoy cricket a
game full of such wondrous
and divine dimensions.
Let the games begin! I
am waiting with my flag!

ACP's concerns and their criti-
cism of the ACE
The questions were not an-
swered directly by O'Sullivan
who went on to say that ACP
countries really didn't have
much of a choice given the stark
realities that were facing them.
OXFAM -International has
also joined the growing criticism
of the EPAs, accusing the EC of
breaching the spirit of the
Cotonou partnership principle
in failing to present pro-devel-
opment negotiating proposals.
Emily Jones, Policy Advi-
sor, Economic Justice Team,
said the EU's approach would
indiscriminately open ACP
markets to European imports
gning and investment -while the ACP
of the- would like an agreement that
takes into account their particu-
of the lar development needs and
, sup- serves their regional and national
e time development objectives.
roll- Pro-development trade
a mu- agreements have to take account
o for- of national and regional diversity
such as development, size and
Carl export dependency. Although
opean journalists did not get an oppor-
ber of tunity to meet ambassadors
Health representing the ACP countries,
nittee the Caribbean's position on the
trade EPA negotiations is well known.
alwayss One, of the arguments by
ivern- the Caribbean is that the EPA
entries was leaning more in the interest.
of the EU, rather than on the
' small, developing and vulnerable
done economies in this region and that
ter of' rY was seeking to extract
in the benefits from all as of the
obs. broadest EPA.
as to Another has been the criti-
-s and cism of the "one size fits all'".
ct the approach that the EU seems to
mis in be pushing and that there needs
envi- to be greater emphasis on the
used development dimension of the
meet- It w'uld be interesting to'
ment, see over the coming months
Direc- what compromise if any, can
David be reached, to open up a new
's re- phase of relationship be-
o the tween the EU and the AC'.

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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 2007

THE World Health
Organisation's Global Tuber-
culosis Control 2007 Report is
out, and the Pan American
Health Organisation's
(PAHO) Resident Representa-
tive in Guyana, Dr. Kathleen
Israel, on Friday, on behalf of
Director General of PAHO,
Dr. Margaret Chan, presented
a copy of the document to
Minister of Health Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy at a media brief-
ing at his Brickdam,
Georgetown office.
In the summary of the re-
port, read by Dr. Israel prior to
handing over the document to
the Health Minister, it was an-
nounced that, for the first time
since WHO declared TB a pub-
lic health emergency in 1993,
the global TB epidemic has lev-
elled off.
1I1IC l1C L 1t tIl., TT JLt' '
finds that the percentage of the
world's population struck by
TB, peaked in 2004 and then
held steady in 2005."
At the briefing, Dr.
Ramsammy drew attention to
the fact that based on projec-
tions the world will need some

$3.1B for .a successful fight
against tuberculosis,
However, he said, since the
amount actually committed now
at the global level and at the lo-
cal is about $2&, it means that
in 2007, there will be a short-
fall of about $1.1B in financial
resources to fight tuberculosis,
unless more money is mobilised
for the fight.
He said that at th4 local level
$250M has been comniitted for
the fight against TB in 2007,
adding that this amount has to.
be augmented for Guyana to
meet the target of.having 100 per
cent DOTS coverage. (DOTS is
the internationally-recommended
TB control strategy and com-
bines five elements.)
Ramsammy expressed con-
cern that some of the gains al-
ready made could be checked if
thp fioht noninsl tuberculosis is
not sustained.
Stressing the importance of
not only sustaining, but expand-
ing t1C fig-t against tr!berculC-
sis. he added that it is going to
be a challenge.
Said Ramsammy: "I want to
caution Guyanese and the globe,



that unless we do something
about TB, by 2015, the Millen-
nium Development Goal, TB
can emerge as the most critical
public health problem Guyana
and the world face and that is
the call to action a call to say
that whilst we have done a lot,
and whilst we have gained
ground in the fight against TB,
we need to do a lot more if we
are going to win the fight.."
Guyana has to date achieved
an 85 per cent cure rate and 70
per cent detection rate, but
Ramsammy stressed that that
should be the minimum stan-
Throwing out a challenge to
his health sector, he affirmed:
"As Minister of Health, I am
saying that I want 100 per cent
DOTS coverage now, and we
must find the resources to do

While commending the
people working in the TB
programme locally for the work
they are doing, he reminded that,
"unfortunately TB doesn't give
us time... so the deficiencies of
the programme must be ad-
dressed now."

11" I

The eleventh inlthis series, wards MDG targets in the
the WHO report charts world as a whole, and in each
progress towards the United WHO region and country.
Nations Millennium Develop- The latest report compiles
ment Goals (MDGs) to cut pov- case notifications and treatment
erty, as related to .tuber6,losis. outcomes for 200 countries up
4It focused on several key -indi- to the end of 2005.
cators, namely: Other highlights of the re-
case detection port include WHO's final assess-
treatment success ment of which countries and re-
incidence prevalence arid gions achieved the 2005 targets
death of 70% case detection and 85 per
The summary said that cent treatment success.
Global Tuberculosis Control The report also investigates
2007 presents the fullest pos- how effectively national TB
sible assessment of progress to- control programmes have begun

Global TB epidemic has levelled off WHO report

GM auce' uana 6hopand-.

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tor, the riinister said.
To achieve susiali-ibility, ef-
ficiency and international com-
petitiveness, expansion in pro-
duction must go hand-in-hand
with ilcr,-s.d ~~n.prt! he added.
The Guyana Shop and Mar-
keting Information Centre is part
of a programme to develop a
Guyana Brand, upgrade GMC's
head office, provide technical as-
sistance to staff and stakehold-.
' ers and collaborate with other
agencies to improve capacity
and business development ac-
tivities to stakeholders.
Additionally, the facility is
intended to make use of oppor-
tunities expected to flow from the
influx of visitors to Cricket World
Cup (CWC) matches to be held
in Guyana from March 28.
Chairman of the GMC

Board of Directors, Mr.
Geoffrey Da Silva said the ini-
tiative is commendable and sup-
ports the work of MC to high-
light, promote and develop the
country's local products.
He outlined several other
initiatives undertaken by GMC,
including the 'GL y Nite'
concept, participation in inter-
national trade shows and exhi-
bitions, and training of staff and
stakeholders to create market
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said the
GMC plays an instrumental
role in the export of non-tradi-
tional produce to Barbados,
Antigua and St Lucia. The cor-
poration is working to develop
a similar link with Trinidad and
It was through the GMC.
the agency said. that market

linkages were formed with dif-
ferent buyers from the United
States for peppers,-plantain and
corn flour.
GMC General Manager
Nizam Hassan reflected on the
work of GMC and the transi-
tion period over the past years.
Initially, the aim was to promote
agro-proLL o initiatives, an
activity which has been taken
up by the private sector and is
gradually growing, he said.
Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Agriculture Dr.
Dindyal Permaul, various heads
of department of the ministry,
members of the private sector,
farmers and members of the
public were among- those at the
The Guyana Shop cur-
rently has more than 400 dif-
ferent local items for sale to
the public.

are invited for National Awards in 2007 in the following



The nomination should clearly set out the name of the person, the
date of birth, address and all pertinent information regarding the
person's suitability for the award and should be sent to:-

The Secretary-General of the Orders of Guyana
Office of the Pre'si1'-
iNew Garden Street, Georgetown

It must be emphasized that the submission of a nomination does not
automatically ensure the award of an honour no? does it necessarily
ensure an award if Im'e, in the category recommended. Where
personal information has to be obtained from. individuals being
recommended fo,' .our. it must be made abundantly clear to them that
they must no' .., a result of their knowledge that a'recommendatIioin is.
being mr on their behal I' expect an award as a matter o leourse.

i he closing date tor nomi-nin ions is April 10I. 2007. ,

Regional Democratic Council
Office of the Regional Executive Officer
Region 4 Demerara/Mallaica
Regional Administration Office. Paradise E.C.D
Tel: 256 3762 Fax: 256 3774

Bidders are invited to submit bids for the purchase of the following
unserviceable equipment:

1. 950 CAT Front End Loader
2. Suzuki Jeep

Bidders are required to submit bids in the Tender Box at the Regional
Administrative Building, Paradise E.C.D not later than Friday. March 30,
2007 at 11:30 h.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the
bidder and should clearly indicate on the top left hand corner the items bid

Bids should be addressed to:

Regional Tender Board
Region 4 Demerara/Mahlaica

Bids will be opened immediately afl'er closing, rn i.. Regional
Administration Office Boardroom. Bidders or their agents may b I prcsent-
at the opening.

| _glional Executihe Oficer

to implement WHO's expanded
'STOP TB' Strategy, and sets
out costs, budgets, expenditures
and sources of funding.
It summarises progress on
initiatives, including the del-
opment of public-private part-
nerships in TB control, human
resource development, the man-
agement of drug-resistant TB
and collaboration in TB and
HIV/AIDS controls.
Bringing together infor-
mation about more than 26
million TB patients, Global
Tuberculosis Control 2007 is
the definitive source of infor-
mation about the national
and international response to
the worldwide TB epidemic,
the summary concludes.



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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 20079

The Greater Afic nd Caribbean'roots

Caribbean This Week


By Jasmin Garraway

ACCORDING to the World Resources Institute, at the be-
ginning of 1990, tourism was growing at a rate of 4% a
Between 1990 and 2002, international tourist arrivals in-
creased by 54% globally, and the World Tourism Organisation
estimates that tourist arrivals will exceed one billion worldwide
by the year 2010.
There is a significant body of information to support the
view that tourism is one of the world's fastest growing indus--
tries. As an industry, tourism is multidimensional in nature, and
it is still in the embryonic stage of development.
There are several different types of tourism, activity, often
characterized by the specific interests of the tourists themselves.
These range from special interest tourism such as culture, na-
ture, religious and event tourism to name a few, to the more
general mass tourism.
Ecotourism, a form of nature tourism, is reported to be one
of the most rapidly increasing segments of the tourism indus-
try. Though the figures on ecotourism are difficult to compile,
the WTO estimates that global spending on ecotourism as in-
creasing steadily by 20% per year, approximately five times
the growth rate of the tourism industry as a whole.
The increased demand for ecotourism can be attributed in
part to the wave of global environmental consciousness. Dur-
ing the last 10 years, studies show a shift in preferences for
nature based destinations in developing countries over the tra-
ditional European destinations.
Ecotourism, defined as "Responsible travel to natural areas
that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of
local people" is nature based, supports the well being of local
communities, and promotes local ownership. It also aims to
minimise negative socio-cultural and environmental impacts, and
contributes to biodiversity conservation.
These key principles make ecotourism one of the more de-
sirable types of tourism activity, as they are related to the is-
sue of sustainability, which should be the objective of the tour-
ism industry in general, but even more so of ecotourism.
Ecotourism is also the type of tourism that presents some
of the best opportunities, when compared to other sectors,, for
the direct and long term economic impacts on poor communities.
Globally about 1.2 billion people are living in extreme pov-
erty. Poverty is a central theme in the Millennium Develop-
ment Goals agreed to by 191 UN member states. The umbrella
target is to "halve the proportion of people living on less than
a dollar per day by 2015". Even modest earnings from tourism
make a significant impact on the welfare of beneficiaries in Lesser
Developed Countries (LDC's), Land Locked Developing Coun-
tries (LLDC's) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
While the tourism industry presents excellent opportuni-
ties for poverty alleviation, some of the major challenges are to
match tourism receipts to the high rate of tourism arrivals and
to deliver direct benefits to the poor.
There are a number of issues that must be considered in
addressing poverty alleviation through tourism. Key amongst
these are: partnerships development between government, non
government, private and international bodies; empowering the
poor and creating access to opportunities in the industry; re-
ducing leakages and improving linkages with other sectors and
monitoring the economic impact of the industry.
A major challenge is in integrating tourism with other sec-
tors to reduce leakages and improve linkages. The success in
reducing leakages will'be measured by the ability of the com-
munity to provide goods and services (formally and informally)
for the tourism supply chain.
The direct economic impact of tourist spending is compro-
mised when businesses have to obtain goods and services from
outside the area, thus creating "leakage" from the economy. Un-
fortunately many tourism projects have a high rate of leakage.
The price of taking the unsustainable path in tourism de-
velopment is .too high for developing countries in particular to
afford. Over the past two decades ecotourism has shown prom-
ise as an important catalyst for biodiversity conservation and
sustainable development.
It is hoped that a collaborative approach to sustainability
will transfonn ecotourism-into a dynamic force for change in
sustainable development.
I (Ms. Jasmin Garraway is the Sustainable Tourism Director
of the Association of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback can be sent to: mail@acs-

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

IN THE year marking the
200th anniversary of the Brit-it"
ish act of parliament abolish- =
ing the trade in African
slaves, representatives of Af-
rican and Caribbean govern-
ments will hold a conference
in South Africa between Af-
ricans and their Diaspora in
the Caribbean.
The South Africa confer-
ence is a follow-up to an initial
conference held in Jamaica in
2005 when it was generally
recognized that there could be a
benefit for Africa and the Car-
ibbean if links could be devel-
oped in a wide range of areas.
It would be good for Africa
and the Caribbean if the repre-
sentatives of the wider African
Diaspora in Latin America,
North America and Europe are
invited to attend the South Af-
rica meeting. As an economic
group within their own coun-
tries, the African Diaspora -
meaning all people of African
descent, not only recent African
migrants are significant, and
their buying power, if managed
and focused, could have a
marked influence on the scale of
trade between Africa and major
parts of the world.
The terrible underdevelop-
ment that Africa suffered from

the slave trade and continues to
suffer today from disadvanta-
geous terms of trade could be
markedly improved by a delib-
erate policy of the African
Diaspora to buy African.
But, that is another story.
When the conference is held
in South Africa, it will have a pro-
posed plan of action in a number
of areas that could be beneficial
for Africa and the Caribbean if
they are implemented. Among
those areas are the following:
'** Economic cooperation,
including commodity pricing,
investment patterns and trade
issues at the World Trade
Organisation, and the impact of
** Health issues, including
dealing with Malaria/Sickle Cell
Anaemia/TB and HIV/AIDS;
exchange programmes for nurses
and doctors; and cooperation in
the areas of medical research;
** Transportation and Com-
munication Links to promote
greater physical contact between
Africa and the Caribbean.
These three areas alone
would be a major advance for
the people of Africa and the
In the area of health, medi-
cal research into diseases that
tend to afflict only people of
African ancestry, and coopera-
tion in devising treatments
would be of great assistance to
Africans in the Diaspora in the

-Fruits of the future?

Caribbean, the Americas and
With regard to physical
contact, it is significant that Af-
ricans and the African Diaspora
in the Caribbean are most
closely linked only by the game
of cricket and then only to three
African countries South Africa,
Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
Clearly, if Africans and their
Diaspora are to strengthen their
links and build a structure for
cooperation over a wide area in-
cluding commerce, investment,
scientific research, health, edu-
cation and sport, the develop-
ment of transportation and com-
munication links will be a vitally
important necessity.
Such a development will be
a long time coming:-Just as the
triangular trade in slaves and
goods demanded transit through
Europe, similarly the economic
transportation links as they
currently exist are routed via
Nonetheless, every journey
begins with a small step, and
the decision to talk about trans-
portation links is, at least, a
In the area of trade coopera-
tion, Africa and the Caribbean
have some experience of this,
garnered in the hard negotiations
with Europe.on trade, aid and
investment which began in the
1970's with the Lom6 Conven-
tion. However, the two regions
also have experience of falling
prey. to outside manipulation as
has happened with the most re-

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cent negotiations with the Eu-
ropean Union (EU) over Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreements
Instead of negotiating as the
African, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) group, the three regions
allowed themselves to be sepa-
rated, losing the strength of a
fied Europe.
In preparation for the South
Africa conference, a preparatory
meeting will be held in London
in April. The selection of a Eu-
ropean capital as the location of
a meeting to carry forward the
relationship between Africa and
the Caribbean is itself incongru-
ous, but it underscores the dif-
ficulties that this worthwhile
project will face.
A ministerial meeting is pro

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Out of Body

Experience (OBE)

QUITE often in human expe-
rience, events occur that are
not and may not be explained
by our standard scientific
methods of research.
In the history of scientific
research, from the time of
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) in
the- 17th century, we have
struggled to deal with applying
scientific methods to problems
of parapsychology (mind read-
ing, precognition, foreseeing the
future, ghost busting, etc.).
Out of Body Experience is
one such area in the fringe of
scientific research. While much
evidence comes from numerous
experiences throughout the
years, scepticism remains. Re-
cent surveys have challenged
some scepticism.
The New Age Movement is -

widely known to have pro-
moted this practice and the
Bible seems to condemn it.
OBE is explained as an ex-
perience in which a person
"seems to perceive the world
.from a location outside his
physical body". The person
and world is experienced from
the outside but it moves back
and forth.
Such experiences have been
reported from diverse ages, from
a variety of cultures by people
of different age groups, from the
educated and the uneducated,
from those who have beliefs and
from those who know little or
nothing about this event.
One area of OBE is near
death experience, i.e. those who
survive "death" or are resusci-
tated from cardiac arrest or who

survive life threatening acci-
,dents. .OBE also could occur
during a resting period, medita-
4Mion or even when taking certain
drugs, etc. This may suggest an
origin in psychological or
chemical changes in the body.
It has been reported that some
individuals can induce it at will.
The characteristic features
of OBE are that the persons
seem to float out of their bod-
ies and are able to see and move
without being in their bodies.
Some individuals seem to
possess a duplicate body or a
double. Others seem to take on
different shapes or what seem
to be no more than a piercing
point in space.
The point is that they can
move about in what seems to be
a normal physical world with

subtle differences. The body is
able to move through walls and
physical objects. These experi-
ences are often described in
vivid terms unlike dreams.
. These individuals do not
seem to differ from others in
personality development and
traits. Some have suggested that

differences in these individuals
show greater imagery skills.
It is suggested that these in-
dividuals who seek to gain a
-- higher level of
l consciousness and
enlightenment are
apt to learn and
practice this con-
Attempts to
research the sub-
jects., have been
limited with lim-
ited techniques or
techniques yet to
be developed.

techniques are in-
adequate and in-
struments such as
and ultraviolet
and infra-red de-
tectors have pro-

duced limited results.
There are a few theories t
be tested. One is that we a.
have a double that can act inde
pendently of the physical bod)
Such evidence came from Egyp
tian and Greek philosophy, folk
lore and mythology.
A modem concept is the as
tral projection where the astra
body can travel with the physi
cal body but joined to the bod;
by a silver cord. In death sucl
a cord is cut.
Another theory is the extra
sensory perception (ESP)
Some, but limited, evidence
comes from Yale University ii
the Paranormal Psychology pe
riodical. Evidence is still limited(
but with growing awareness an(
Generally, it seems tha
OBE is an altered state .of tht
human mind when the imagine(
world replaces the norma
world. When the sensory im
pact is limited (as in sleep) th
normal input breaks down. Th(
cognitive system then will at-
tempt to replace the model witt
one close to its counterpart.
Research then, some claim
must pursue this replacement o
the cognitive structure and func
Others believe that thi
new attitude of open
mindedness should be devel
oped further by research am



Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the following vacancy:


Under the direct supervision of Ministerial HIV/AIDS Conmmittee and in
close collaboration with the Coordinator for Line Ministries at the HSDU,
the Focal Point will be responsible for planning, executing and
mainstreaming the Ministry's HIV/AIDS programme and other duties as
specified in the position's Terms of Reference.

Qualifications and Experience:

/ A Bachelor's Degree in Management, Public Management or
equivalent from a recognized university.
/ Knowledge of the operations of the Guyana Public Sector.
$ Experience in managing and coordinating HIV/AIDS projects.

Terms of Reference for this position could be obtained from the Health
Sector Development Unit, and applications must be marked "Focal
Point" and addressed to:

The Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
East Street
Tel. Nos. 226-6222/226-2425
Fax No. 225-6559


Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

.1. The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids from eligible pre-qualified bidders
for the execution of the following Work:

(a) Construction Albouystown Nursery

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

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 8:30h and 4:00h on
week days.

4. --All bids must be accompanied by Valid NIS and GRA (IRD) Compliance

5. The Tender document may be purchased from the Ministry of Education, 21
Brickdam for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars S5,000 each. The
method ofpayment accepted will be cash.

6. Tenders must be enclosed in a 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 w;-:. are applying for more than one project/lot must
place each bid in a separate envelope. No electronic bidding will be permitted.
Latebids 11 :.. 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 Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urquhart Streets

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

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Mlinik r of Education

Page 10 & 31.p65

Deadline for submission of application is April 5, 2007.

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and good


THEY published an opinion
poll in Britain recently in
which 82 per cent of the
people polled said that they
thought religion does more
harm than good.
My first reaction, I must
admit, was to think: That's what
they would say, isn't it? It's not
just that suicide bombers give
religion a bad name. In "post-
Christian Britain," only 33 per
cent of the population identify
themselves as "a religious per-
son," and if you stripped out
recent immigrants Polish
Catholics, West Indian Protes-
tants, Pakistani Muslims, In-
dian Hindus then the num-
ber would be even lower.
So that's what the British
would say, isn't it?
In the United States, where
over 85 per cent of people de-
scribe themselves as religious
believers, the answer would
surely be very different, as it
would be in Iran or Mexico. But
then I remembered an article that
was published a couple of years
ago in the Journal of Religion
and Society entitled (sorry
about this) "Cross-National
Correlations of Quantifiable So-
cietal Health with Popular Re-
ligiosity and Secularism in the
Prosperous Democracies: A

First Look," in which Gregory
Paul set out to test the asser-
tion that religion makes people
behave better.
If that is true, then the
United States should be heaven
on earth, whereas Britain would
be overrun with crime, sexual
misbehaviour and the like.
Paul examined the data from
eighteen developed countries,
and found just the opposite:
"In general, higher rates of be-
lief in and worship of a creator
correlate with higher rates of
homicide, juvenile and early
adult mortality, (venereal dis-
ease), teen pregnancy, and abor-
tion," while "none of the
strongly secularised, pro-evolu-
tion democracies is experiencing
high levels of measurable dys-
How interesting. Now, to
be fair, only one of the eighteen
countries examined (Japan) was
not Christian or "post-Chris-
tian," so maybe this just shows
that high levels of Christian be-
lief correlate with a variety of
social ills. There's really no
way of testing that anyway,
since apart from the countries of
East Asia there really are no
non-Christian countries where
the level of religious belief has
yet fallen below sixty or sev-

enty per cent.
There's not even any way
of knowing if other religions will
eventually experience the same
decline in belief as the people
who believed in them get richer,
more urban and better educated.
Even in what used to be
Christendom, the United States
didn't follow that path, after all.,
But the question is not"
whether religion will continue to
flourish. It is whether that
makes people behave better, and
the data say no.
Even within the United .
States, Paul reported, "the
strongly theistic, anti-evolution
South and Midwest" have
"markedly worse homicide,
mortality, sexually transmitted
disease, youth pregnancy, mari-
tal and related problems than
the North-East, where societal.
conditions, secularisation and
acceptance of evolution ap-
proach European norms." As
the most religious country of
the eighteen surveyed, the
United States also comes in with
the highest rates for teenage
pregnancy and for gonorrhoea
and syphilis. (A sidelight: boys
who participate in sexual absti-
nence programmes are more
likely to get their partners preg-
nant, presumably because they
are in denial about what they
are doing.)
What are we to make of
this? I never thought that reli-
gion really made people behave
any better, but apart from the
occasional pogrom or religious
war it hadn't occurred to me
that it would actually make
them behave worse. But there
may be a clue in the fact that
the more religious a country is,
the smaller the resources that it
puts into social spending, per-
haps on the assumption that
God will provide.

There is a very strong link-
age between how secular a
country is and how much it
spends on social welfare and in-
come redistribution. There is an
equally strong correlation be-
tween high levels of social
spending and a good score in
Paul's survey which makes
sense, because all the ills he was
measuring, from homicide to
high infant mortality to teen
pregnancy, are far more likely to
affect the poor than the rich.
It's not that religious people
choose to,do bad things more
often indeed, they are prob-
ably more likely to get involved
in charitable activities. Maybe
it's just that when they talk
about transforming people's
lives, they don't think in terms

of big state-run systems and
if you don't, lots of people fall
through the cracks. Whereas the
Godless, all alone under the
empty sky, decide that they
must band together and help one
another through large amounts
of social spending, because no-
body else is going to do it for
Or maybe there is some
other reason entirely, but the
numbers don't lie: the more re-
ligious a country is, the worse
people behave in their private
Thank God they didn't do
a survey on the correlation be-
tween strong religious belief and
(Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-

nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.)

Procurement of Customer Information System for Loss.Reduction
Management Programme LO-1103/SF-GY

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

The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing
from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the Unserved Areas
Electrification Programme (UAEP). It is intended that part of the proceeds of
this financing be applied to payments under the contract for procurement of a

GUYANA Power & Light (GPL) Inc. (the Employer) intends to pre-qualify
contractors/firms for the procurement of the Customer Information System.

This contract will be jointly financed by the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) and the Government of Guyana (GoG), and the pre-qualification process
will be conducted with the regulations and procedures applicable to IDB eligible
countries as specified in the IDB's Policies for the Procurement of Goods.
,Bidding is open to all eligible source countries.

Interested applicants may obtain further information from, and inspect the Pre-
.Qualification documents during business hours at the office of:
Project Implementation Unit (UAEP)
232 Middle St., Georgetown, Guyana
S A copy could be downloaded from the PUBLICATIONS link oni URL

A complete set of pre-qualification documents in the English Language may be
purchased on submission of a written application from the. Supplies &
Inventory Manager, GPL, 40 Main St. Georgetown, Guyana, South America. A
non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Guyana Dollars ($20,000 GYD) or
equivalent in any freely convertible currency is required.

Applications for pre-qualification h:iuid be suhminted n ri sealed envelopes
i AJ S-1_EsdaJ0APik ;20QQ7. Applications must be adre
" o ls ddeltivrei tthelTerderBox atthe address below: .

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Sts.,
Georgetown, Guyana. South America.

Applicants must also submit a copyofttfiirpre-qualification application on
Compact Disc ONLYfor evaluation purposes by the contracting agency .

Regional Democratic Council
Region #1 Barima/Waini
The Regional Administration of Reg ,n No. 1 wishes to announce that it is
currently accepting tenders from suitably qualified contractors for the following
projects as part of its 2007 Capital Work Programme:

I Construction of Teacthersb.arter Fathers Beach, Moruca.
2 Construction of Teachers Quarter Hymacabra, Moruca
3 Construction of Teacher's quarter Kariaku, Moruca
4) Extension of Primary School Hobodia, Mabaruma
Extension of North West Secondary School Mabaruma
6 Construction of-Mess Hall ahd Kitchen at North West Secondary School
7 Construction of Health Hut at Manawarin Moruca
8 Rehabilitation of Cottage Hospital at Waramuri Moruca
9 Construction of Incinerator at Arakaka Cottage Hospital Matarkai
10) 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 for a non-refundable fee of
$2 000. Tenders and accompanying value NIS and GRA compliances must be
submitted in sealed envelopes and clearly marked on the top left hand corner "the
name of the project tendered. for'" d addressed to:

The Chairman-.

iaruma Compound

Tenders must be deposited in the Regional Tender Box located at the Regional
Administration. Office at Mabaruma hot later than 13:00 hrs (1pm) on Tuesday,
April 10, 2007:, .

Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders or their representatives on
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 13:30 hrs (1:30 pm).
Mary Williams
Regional Executive Officer
Region No. 1 BarimalWaini

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The dynamics of diversity

THE political landscape of
Guyana has over the years
been marred by the protracted
ethno-political conflict which
sadly has characterised much
of what is known as Guyana's
This divisive force has not
only embittered and frustrated

secular society but has also
found its way into the church.
The level of hatred and animos-
ity manifested signals that poli-
tics sometimes can have greater
influence over even Christians
and Christian conduct, than the
word of God. It is a hard but
very true reality.

.The conflict that presents
itself is for Christians in
Guyana to accept that every-
one, irrespective of race, or de-
nominational alignment, have a
fundamental right to serve and
represent the kingdom of God
in every facet of life, which in-
cludes political life as well.

Some oL us may choose to
join political parties, some may
write to their parliamentarians,
some picket, some march, some
pray. Everyone may choose to
be involved at various levels
based on their calling and the,
degree of their faith.
No one has the right to de-




Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for admission to the Essequibo
Technical Ilstitute, to pursuethe under-mentioned courses which will commence in September

1.1 Agricultural Mechanic (full-time/evening)
1.2 Internal Combustion Engines (full-time/evening)
1.3 Fitting & Machining (full-time/evening)
1.4 Carpentry & General Woodwork (full-time/evening)
1.5 Welding Craft Practice (full-time/evening)
1.6 Bricklaying & Concreting (full-time/evening)
1.7 Electrical Installation (full-time/evening)
1.8 Basic) Craft Course in Radio & Electronics (evening)
1.9 Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle (evening)
2.0 Craft Certificate in Auto Electrical (evening)

2.1 Diploma in Computer Science (full-time)
2.2 Elementary Computer (evening)
2.3 Intermediate Computer (evening)
2.4 Advanced Computer (evening)
2.5 Computer Aided Drafting (Auto CAD) (evening)
2.6 Basic.Course in Business. (evening)
2.7 Ordinary Diploma in Commerce (evening)
2.8 Public Management (evening)

3.1 A General Course in Building & Civil Work (evening)
3.2 Architectural Drawing (evening)
3.3 Electrical Engineering (evening)
3.4 Mechanical Engineering (evening)
3.5 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Part i (evening)

(1) Applicants must b ,at leIast fifteen (15) vearis old on the 21st of August 2006 to be
eligible to attend Funl-Tinme co-rs-,s and eighteen (18) years old by the said date to attend
Evening courses.

(2) ForqCraft Co.urses, applicants must successfully complete Secondary School Proficiency
LExaminations Part and 2 or attain a sound Secondary Education.

') For all othLi Course-, applicantIs rnuIt possess at l.ast three (3) subjects at the C.C.E

( Candid dLesirous of entr' write. the selection test at the Essequibo Technical

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cide for or judge
another based o
their level of in-
volvement.. Addi-
tionally, while we
get involved, we
must be careful .
that our political '
agenda does not t '
become a divisive
force within the
body of Christ.
For example,
within every con-
gregation you will
have persons with
differing political persuasion
and alignment. It is very im-
proper for Christian leaders to
abuse their authority and the
submission of the people by
publicly representing their per-
sonal political alignment and
views as the standard for their
congregation. People must be
given enough respect and per-
mitted to make their own politi-
cal decisions.
It is also contrary to scrip-
ture to judge another person's
salvation based on their politi-
cal choices. A person's political
stand does not determine their
salvation; their relationship to
the person of Jesus Christ does.
It is that relationship alone that
determines our right to be called
a Christian.
To expect national leaders
to unite for the development of
our country while we allow po-
litical disagreement to divide us
is nothing short of hypocrisy. It
is absolutely OK to disagree
with each'other politically. But




Tenders are in.,ited from Companies/Contractors
for the Supply of Pre-stressed Concrete Poles to
be used initially in the construction of a 69,000
Volts (69kV) Transmission Line linking the new
GUYSUCO generation plant at Skeldon with
GPL's No. 53 Village pcvw, station.

Tender d' unInt',; may be obtained during
business !,our, from Monday 26th March 2007
from the office of the:
Procurement & Inventory Manager
Guyana Power & Light Inc.,
40 Main Street, Georgetown.

The. ,ipir:tl tender ioiLn '. s must be
,i.iii-.1, in plain s-. P .I envelopes bearing no
I. Iti,. r-ti,.i of the tenderer. Envelopes .-.iii be
clearly i ,rl- i "Tender Pre-stressed Concrete
Poles" on 1. top, left h.-.,i -id .' iddi.iire
tothe: ,
1o -. ..'.y to the Tender e ..'..i

Giyana Power & Light inc.
257-259 Middle Street, Georgetown.

Th T -:! Box is : in the offifp c' "..
S,. Secretary at l 'bove.

Frida pi il, : "'7, anir lI sderes be

F'F reserves the ;to reject any or .tenders
'ill: '. . ii'.i a ic-, and does not bind
S-i i awarding to the ,w-st bidder.

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it is not OK for us to allow that
disagreement to cause us to be-
come disunited.
In order to accomplish this,
a basis of love is required. When
true, love is at work, we do not
see another brother or sister as
our enemy because of a politi-
cal disagreement. Rather we el-
evate the value of the relation-
ship we share with them above
any opinion, position or choice
they have, that we are in dis-
agreement with.
For example, my wife and I
do not have the same views on
many things, including politics,
but those differing views are
not grounds for us to become
enemies. The value of our rela-
tionship is elevated or esteemed
above our personal positions.
The love that we all share
for the Lord Jesus Christ is the
common ground on which we
all stand. No political position
should be stronger than that
love. After all we should be
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 2007. 1.

Rio Group strengthens itself

and looks at social issues

By Odeen Ishmael

THE successful Rio Group
summit held early this month
in Guyana, in addition to dis-
cussing many pressing re-
gional issues, set out a strat-
egy for strengthening -the
organisation in the light of
the evolving relationships
and cooperation among the
member states.
At this summit, the Rio
Group also projected a new di-
rection in highlighting the vital
issues that affect the people of
Latin America and the Carib-
bean. Unlike previous summits,
this one concentrated on the so-
cial and human concerns of the
region's people.
As President Bharrat Jagdeo
of Guyana the summit's host
noted, previous discussions
by regional leaders were always
dominated by topical issues
such as globalisation, trade
liberalisation, drug trafficking,
crime and natural disasters.
While agreeing that these would
continue to be important mat-
ters, he urged the summit to
-"focus on some of the issues
that will not only improve the
quality of life of our people but
will ensure our region's long-
term viability and competitive-
ness in relation to other regions
of the world."
In this regard, the summit
was directed to the realities of
the region's problems, particu-
larly the stark poverty stifling a
very significant proportion of the
population. It also expressed
concern over the social inequali-
ties which have persisted over the
past two decades and which
are now becoming worse accord-
ing to the latest statistics.
For instance, 41 million chil-
dren below.the age of 12 years
are living in extreme poverty,
while 100 million of the region's
people lack access to basic
health senrike..

'Despite these depressing
figures, the seven attending
Presidents, two Vice-Presidents
and other heads of delegations
were heartened by the progress
some countries in the region
have made in reducing poverty
levels over recent years. But
they recognized that for a ma-
.jority of member states the
elimination of poverty and hun-
ger would continue as a chal-
lenge to be addressed with even
greater intensity and focus.
With this is mind, they
agreed that in order to respond
to the challenges posed by pov-
erty and hunger, efforts must be
focused on the most vulnerable
in the region's population. As a
result, they unanimously agreed
that governments must increase
efforts in providing universal
education and care,
while safeguarding the welfare of
children and women, and push-
ing programmes for gender
equality and for the empower-
ment of women and young per-
sons of both sexes.
On the question of eco-
nomic development, the Rio
Group leaders pledged to ensure
that this matter remains as a
main plank on the international
agenda, and to press the devel-
oped countries to fulfil their
commitment to devote 0.7 per
cent of their GNP to Official
Development Assistance.
Significantly, the Rio Group
also re-examined its own admin-
istrative structure aimed at
strengthening itself and improv-
ing its role as a more politically
effective regional and international
mechanism. Up to the time of the
Guyana summit, the Rio Group
was managed by a "troika" com-
prising the current, past and next
Chairs of the Group.
However, based on a pro-
posal by Mexico, the Group -
now chaired by the Dominican
Republic adopted a new for-
mula b, which h th'. "tro-ika"

would be expanded to include
also one country from
CARICOM, one from Central
America, two countries that
presided on at least two occa-
sions, and three other countries
that volunteer to be members on
this enlarged committee.
In addition to this
organisational change, the Rio,
Group also took a major politi-
cal decision which will allow
the expanded "troika" to acti-
vate what it defined as its "12-
hour position". This provision
is enabled if any urgent regional
or international matter requires
action by the Group. In such an

event, the "troika" will deter-
mine the course of action after
exhausting a 12-hour period of
consultation with members of
the Group.
As CARICOM's represen-
tative, Guyana the immediate
past Chair continues to serve
on the expanded "troika" and
has declared its intention to ap-
ply for full membership of the
Group. Since this announce-
ment, views are being expressed
* in the Caribbean sub-region that
the other members of
CARICOM may eventually de-
cide to join the Group a indi-
vidual members, as Belize has

already done.
SUndoubieJI,; the Rio
Group has played important
roles in the political history of
the Latin American and Carib-
bean region. Working closely
with CARICOM at the United
Nations, it was able to ensure
the establishment of the United
Nations Mission to Haiti in the
1990s, and more recently it lob-
bied successfully for the continu-
ation and expansion of this mis-
sion. And with regards to de-
fending democracy in the region,
it was the. Rio Group's Foreign
Ministers who demanded an ur-
gent special meeting of the
Organisation of American States
(OAS) in April 2002 following
the disruption of the constitu-
tional process in Venezuela when
President Hugo Chavez was re-
moved from power.'
The Group has also taken
on a leadership position on in-
ternational economic matters as

reflected in its regular consulta-
lions with the European Com-
While this political and eco-
nomic leadership role in the in-
ternational arena remains very
crucial, [he Rio Group must also
take stock of the rapidly evolv-
iing social and economic situation
in the region. And since the so-
i ual and economic realities have
'dLrect effects on political devel-
lopments and security situations
in member countries, it becomes
iniperaiite for the Group to
"sh,.') greater concerns for the so-
L:ia and human issues affecting
'the region's people and to find
remedies for the growing prob-
ilems affecting them.
The summit in Guyana has
!now pointed the Group in that
! (The writer is' Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.
The tiews expressed are
Solely those of the writer.)

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Africa and ...
.*From page nine
posed for MaN to finale the agenda for the conference in
South Africa toward the end of the ,ear
If ihese meeting> are accompanied b\ .a irm resolve to
work painstaking 10to build structures ot cooperation and back
them with resources, Africa and the Caribbean could right a
feuk ancient vrongs and. at the same time. produce a model -
for pohucal and economic cooperation that would counter the
inequalmes that globalisaton has engendered for both regions.
Let's hope the roots of the past can produce the fruits of
the future.
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The dynamics of ...

(From page 12)
Christians first and then any-
thing else after.
At the risk of offending
some of our Christian funda-
mentalists, I submit that the
Christian responsibility extends
beyond prayer, Bible study and
church attendance. There is.also
a God-given mandate to get in-
volved in the market. places in
human society for the redemp-
tion,of the human institutions.
It is an indictment for us

not to want'to get involved, but
to find fault with and to con-
demn those who are involved.
There are two groups of people
in this world those who
labour to make this world a bet-
.ter place for others to'.live in
and those who labour to make
a better place for themselves in
this world.
Which group in?
Before you answer, think
about the example of Jesus.
As Christians, he is our

14 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 2007

Another new hotel opened
ONE of the 50 rooms in the multi-million dollar Zoom Inn Hotel which opened in Georgetown, yesterday. Owned by
Georgetown businessman Terry Singh, Zoom Inn, at Croal Street and Sendall Place, is'one of a number of hotels.
[built to meet accommodation needs of visitors to Guyana for Cricket World Cup. All the rooms are fully-air-conditioned
nd the fourth flooi houses an international restaurant and bar.

The following witnesses are instructed to report to the Providence
Magistrate's Court on Wednesday 28th March, 2007 at 9 am.


Clinton Munroe

Leslie Brian Smith

Wajid Alli

Clarence Willi;

Virgina De Souza

Gwendolyn Grumbs,
David Jackson PC 10789
James Johnson
Hazel Pollard

Claudis Abrams
Leonard Albert
Winston Sandy SGT
James Smith
Phyllis Smith

Ivan Bhola
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Ganshan Singh
Hardat Singh

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Grand Coastal Inn

By Shirley Thomas
IN THE fast growing local ho-
tel industry, boasting several
top-of-the-line hotels, Grand
Coastal Inn at Plantation Le
Ressouvenir, East Coast
Demerara, has been able to
carve a niche and maintain its
coveted position as a 4-star

hotel offering excellent cus-
tomer service at 3-star rates.
And just what is it that
makes it that much sought after
luxury hotel?
Their eminently satisfied cli-
ents attest to the hotel's 'pen-
chant for excellence', the el-
egance, is ambience, commit-
ment to offering the finest qual-

Texas district built by

freed slaves fades away
HOUSTON, (Reuters) One of the last surviving commu-
nities built by freed slaves after the U.S. Civil War is on
the serge of disappearing, despite long efforts to sase it.
The old, of I reedmen's TToAn in Housion are being
bulldozed to make way for new homes in a tiansfomiauon that
preservationista say is i ping out an important piece of tustory.
The U.S. Souih was once scattered with such communities, but
most have faded away or been swallowed up by suburban growth.
The los of Freedmen's Town is parucularl, significant because
historian% bche\e it was the largest of the freed sla\e settlements
that w'as still intact archutecturally and to some degree culturally.
Its long rows of narrow wooden houses, interspeiedIvery
block or two by churches, stood as a monument to the will of
tus founders to thrive despite bitter-racism that forced them into
Freedmen's Tow n %w as listed on the National Register of His-
tonc Place.s in 1985, with more than 530 buildmgs in a -40-block
area in the shadow of downtown Houston.
Today. only about 30 of those buildings remain and their
tate is uncertain
A few groups are scrambling to ave whar is left because
they sa Ni i[s important that socier, nor forget the dark era in
U.S. history) thai produced the freed lave setflemerins.
"People need to know. that even though ilavenr ended, there.-
was still a lone time of diseufranchisement Just like the HeaI-
caust inuseuin., this can remind us of \xhbt should ng Vtiap-
.pen aauin, said Cathenne Roberti. founder of the Riuhelford
B.H. Yates Museum. one of the remarutng hodies presented in
the neighbourhood
At the Civil War's end in 1865. southern blacks were freed
from sla\er, but not racismi.. .
Driven awa. from white society\ bI violence and perbecuUon,
they banded together to form their ow.n tow ns and neighborhoods,
some in remote rural locations. others at the edge of cities.
They had little mone. and no help from the government,
but built flourishing communities apart from the white world that
excluded them \%th segregationisi "Jim Crow" laws
"They had their owun communities, they had their own
schools and their own churches. At the time of segregation, it
vas really a parallel world." said histonan Thad Sitton. author
along with Jamnes H. Conrad of a Umtersit) of Texas Preis book
called 'Freedom Colonies. Independent Black Tesans in the Time
of Jim Crow."
Freednien's Town was built on swampland along the banks
of Buffalo Bayou and soon became a vibrantt place i Lth trades-
men. teachers, businessmen, and shopkeepers.
At turn of the century. it hit full stride, suad archaeologist Fred
McGhee, who has studied the area for the local school district
"That's when it was one or the most shining, glaring,
beautiful black neighborhoods in the countrN. There were
black businesses, shops, churches, cieic organizations -
which was a remarkable thing given that at the time the
city essentially ignored it." he said.

Special Arts

Journal issue
on 200th anniversary of the abolition of
the Trans-Atlantic trade in Africans
THE fifth issue of THE ARTS JOURNAL will be released
shortly the publishers announced yesterday.
A release said this double issue is devoted perspec-
ti\es on the Aboltion of the Trans-Atlantic Africans
.n is Bicentennial anniversarN.
"Two hundred years after thbi historic event is a good time
for cTrical analysis to throw new hght on this subject Scholars
and others persons generally interested in the topic. .will find this
issue" i well-informed. well-written collection", the-publishers.
s ,aid -
'* iE ARTS JOURNAL is on sale at all leading bookstores
or fr. the Editor ad telephone 227-'S5 B-,ck issues are avail-
.able .in the Editor
E \RTS JOURNAL is; a peer-rev ewed cnncal journal
.Iho ) iii 1 is to provide a pl:lorni tfor scholarly icsearch and
r`il, .* tiiin that w ill illuminate die written and oral iradiuons.
the [alt cuitire ;and cultural epre.,siorns of Guyai,. the wider
C.trn jn and their Diaifs.ras
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SUN8DAY rHRK.OCLE i.'a.'c:. 25, 2007

News Summary.
Is that chimp angry? Facial cues crucial
CHICAGO (Reuters) The arch of an eyebrow or the curve
of a lip tells chimps a lot about each other, a finding that may
give scientists new understanding about the evolution of hu-
man communication, researchers reported on Friday. Human
faces can be easy to read, but sometimes people must look in
different places on the face to get an accurate picture.
Antarctic melting may be speeding up
HOBART (Reuters) Rising sea levels and melting polar
ice-sheets are at upper limits of projections, leaving some hu-
man population centres already unable to cope, top world sci-
entists say as -they analyse latest satellite data. A United Na-
tions report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) in February projected sea level gains of 18-59
centimetres (7-23 inches)'this century from temperature rises
of 1.8-4.0-Celsius (3.2-7.8 Fahrenheit).
Europe-wide weather alarm system launched
EL ESCORIAL, Spain (Reuters) With climate change set
to bring ever more frequent storms, floods and natural disas-
ters, 21 European countries have created a unified weather alert
system, its creators said on Friday. Meteoalarm, launched on
Friday at the end of a week-long meteorological conference in
Madrid, provides simple icon-based information on severe
weather in 17 languages from a single web page,
China seen topping U.S. carbon emissions in 2007
BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) China is on course to over-
take the United States this year as the world's biggest carbon
emitter, estimates based on Chinese energy data show, poten-
tially pressuring Beijing to take more action on climate change.
China's emissions rose by some 10 per cent in 2005, a senior
U.S. scientist estimated, while Beijing data shows fuel consump-
tion rose more than 9 per cent in 2006, suggesting China would
easily outstrip the U.S. this year, long before forecasts.
EU drugs panel says Tamiflu benefits outweigh risks
LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) A panel of European ex-
perts said the benefits of Swiss drugmaker Roche's influenza
drug Tamiflu outweighed the risks, but that if would closely
monitor reports of safety concerns in Japan. The European
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Forever a future prospect?

By Koichiro Matsuura
IS KNOWLEDGE sharing a
utopia, the international
community's new "buzz
word"? )
We do not think so. A few
examples are more telling .hanv
a dozen analyses. I
In 1965, Singapore was
overrun with shantytowns, andJ
its economy was underdevel-'
oped. Since then, the authorities
have pursued resolute policies
aimed at investing in education,
improving skills and productiv-
ity and attracting high-added1

value industries. The per capital
GDP of Sinigapore has today
overtaken that of many coun-
tries of the North.
An economy based on the
sharing and spread of knowl-
edge is an opportunity for the
emerging countries and for the
wellbeing of their populations.
Thus, despite its poverty, the
Indian state of Kerala now
boasts a level of human devel-
opment close to that of the
countries of the North: life ex-
pectancy has risen to 73 years
and rates of schooling are in ex-
cess of 90%. Kerala contributes

significantly to making India
the 8th nation in the world in
terms of scientific publications.
In 1971, a few thousand mi-
'grants settled in an empty plain
20 km from Lima and created
Villa EI Salvador. Practising self-
reliance, its inhabitants set up
education centres and formed
associations. A courageous en-
deavour of participatory com-
munity development, relying on
women, transformed this
shanty area into an organised
Recognised in 1983 as a mu-
nicipality, Villa El Salvador es-


tablished in 1987 its university.
Today, 98% of its children at-
tend-school and-the rate-of adult
illiteracy (4.5%) is the lowest in
the country. The town now has
400,000 inhabitants, including
15,000 students. The munici-
pality provides computer access
points for its citizens, who ex-
press their opinions on issues
under discussion within the
Shared knowledge is thus a
powerful lever in the fight
against poverty. It is also today
the key to wealth production.
Finland, which suffered a
severe economic crisis following
the break-up of the Soviet
Union, is currently cited as a




at Scotiac



model: it invests almost 4% of
its GDP in research, its educa-
tion system- is- highrestrated-
among the industrialized coun-
tries by the Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and De-
velopment (OECD), and the
variation in performance be-
tween pupils and educational
institutions is astonishingly
low, demonstrating that success
on the scale of knowledge soci-
eties can very well be combined
with equity.
These are far from being
isolated examples. In all parts of
the world, different countries are
in the process of inventing new
styles of development, based on
knowledge and intelligence. For
a society's development poten-
tial will depend less in future on
its natural wealth than on its ca-
pacity to. create, spread and
utilise knowledge.
Does this mean that the
21st century will see the rise of
societies based on shared
knowledge? Since this is a pub-
lic good that ought to be acces-
sible to all, none should find
-themselves excluded in a knowl-
edge society. But the sharing of
knowledge cannot be reduced to
the dividing up of knowledge or
the exchange of a scarce resource
to which nations, societies and
individuals lay'competing claim.
In network societies, cre-
ativity and the possibilities of
exchange or sharing are greatly

increased. These societies create
an environment particularly
favourable to knowledge, inno-
vation, training and research,
The new forms of network so-
ciability that are developing or
the Internet are horizontal anc
not hierarchical, encouraging co-
operation, as well illustrated by
the models of the research
collaboratorr" or'open source'
computer software.
The emergence- of network
societies and the concomitani
reduction of transaction costs
encourage the rise of new forms
of productive organisation
founded: on exchange and col.
elaboration within a sharing com-
munity. This is particularly vi-
tal set against the temptation ol
economic warfare: these nem
practices hold out the hope tha
we shall be able to arrive at {
fair balance between the protec-
tion of intellectual property)
rights, necessary for innovation
and the promotion of knowl
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"The African Slave Trade

... is hereby utterly ABOLISHED"

Supplement in (-)bser\:ance o1 International Day for the Commemoration of the 200th Anniv\ersary
of the Abolition of the Tran,,-Atlantnc Sla e Trade Sunday 25th March. 2 ')7

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ervitucle..." ,Ac ot r the.Akolltlon of the

A statement rrom tke Hon. Minister
O1c Culture, Yout and 5port -

SrranLk Atkon
The Government of Guyana in consonance with the spirit and letter a recent I leads
of Government decision, commits its support to the observances at home and
abroad, of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the trans Atlantic Trade in captive
Though the Ministry of Culture Youtlh and Sport, we reflect upon the
sordid events which represents man's inhumanity to man. There are those in
government who share the history of one ofmankind's worst enterprises.

A few years ago the dark specter of a sixteenth century ship appeared 'on the
horizon in the consciousness of the British, and of many others in the Caribbean
and other parts of the world. The year 2007 was approaching and with it loomed the
haunting memory i this doom-burdened vessel, which carried the name WiTnd'-ush,
a name that is associated with the carrying away of millions of Africans from the
shores of Guinea Coast, the Gold Coast, the Cole D'lvoir (Ivory Coast) and other
ill-fated beaches on the west coast of Africa.

This "Triangular Trade" dumped multitudes of its captives in the Atlantic Ocean
during the horrific Middle Passage. but those who survived it had little cause for
comfort. They were dumped in dehumanizing servitude on Caribbean plantations
to produce the cargoes of sugar and other commodities shipped on the second line
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A Feriod of rra er and Reflection...

The first Two

National Events
In keeping with the appeal from CARICOM Secretary-General Edwin Carrington,
there is to be a symbolic collective linking of hands by both eminent and grass-
roots Guyanese citizens in the precincts of the Public, Buildings in Georgetown at
noon today.

This ritual of spiritual solidarity also takes the form of an observance of one
minute's silence in the memory of the millions of Africans who perished in the
African Holocaust ofthe Ocean and of Slavery itself.

All interested and concerned citizens are asked to attend the brief event to join
CARICOM and Governriitic 8f'S!sY* members of1 the mass media, school
children, churches and non-governmental organizations in L iu .. ...: 'rcise.-

Tomorrow, Monday 26. sees a University of Guyana driven Commemoration
Event atthe National Cultural Centre beginning at 10:00a.m. Under the theme
"TI,.. r.l i, r .... i .. T, N.i ;.,ii ..l....f' the two hour programme highlights
various aspects ofthe trade in captiveATr-ictii,,a iih u, lition..

Statements and Messages from President Bharrat Jagdeo, Britain's Prime Minister
Tony Blair. CARICOM, UNESCO. the representatives of the European Union.
The USA and Brazil will headline other messages from African-oriented
organizations and fraternal groups. Appropriate cultural items will be interspersed
throughout the proceedings to be coordinated by senior personnel fi-om the
All. that the National C 'otral Centre can accommodate, are invite to Monday's

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The presence of Africans in Guyana as slaves
dated back to the early decades of the
seventeenth century, when they were brought
here by Dutch traders and settlers. TIhis
important development was one fact of what
historians call the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the
forced migration of millions of Africans from
West arid. to a much lesser extent, East Africa to
the Americas between the fifteenth and
nineteenth centuries.

As elsewhere in the Americas. slavery in Guyana
was a cruel institution under which the victims

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suffered serious disabiilites lor w.', litVhey usually could obtain no redress.
t --.: for field slaves.
These disabilities included long hours of hard work, espeu,1.". fi.ed slas.
i, il i. i. i clothing, poor housing, food which was deficien t on both quantity
and nutritive value, unsatisfactory medical attention, severe, often sadistic
punish men t, and for females. sexual exploitation.

Slaves could escape from servitude by only one of the three means, namely,.
death,'successful flight or rebellion, and legal manumissio.h. Manuminssion',-
either by paying their purchase price to their owner or as,a reward by their
master for what was considered meritorious service. was., however. extremely
rare. Thus as late as 1825, only 44 slaves were manumitted in the united colony
of Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice at the time when Demerara-Essequibo
had a slave population ofabout 72,000 and Berbice one ofabout 21.,000.
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Inspite of the evils of slavery, the institution for a long time had whispered
support in Europe, being encouraged by governments and sanctioned,
surprisingly, by the Christipn church. This situation of support, approval and
toleration, however, eventually changed.

In the latter half of the eighteenth century Caribbean slavery began to come
under increasingly serious attacks from two sources. One of tliem was an
essentially, secular intellectual movement centred in France known by
historians as 'the Enlightenment' and led by renowned thinkers like Jean
Jacques Rousseau who stressed ideas such as the liberty. equality and
fraternity of the human race. The second* source was a humanitarian
movement in England which emerged out ofa major evangelical revival there.

The first major success by the new anti-slavery protesters was gained in the
British Isles in the 1770's, when slavery was outlawed in England in 1772 and
in Scotland in 1778 by judicial decisions in the English and Scottish courts,
recognizing the freedom of slaves in ihese two countries, were made in the
famous Somerset case in England in 1772 and the less known Knight case in
Scotland in 1778. It was obviously somewhat easy to secure the abolition of
slavery in these countries where there was an abundance of free labourers and
only about 14,000-15,000 slaves. Time proved, however. Ihat it was much
more difficult to abolish slavery in the Caribbean, where the institution was
persuasive and considered indispensable to the economy.

Opposition to slavery became. rr and better organic in the 1780s
.when Bn.. humanitarians in 1787 formed the society for the Abolition of
the Slave Trade, led by men such as 'Ihomas Clarkson, Granville Sharpe and
William Wilberforce. Their initial focus was an attack on the Atlantic slave
trade not on slavery itself. They conducted a systematic ct'rmpaigi on two,
fronts, seeking to sensitize the British public on the evils of the trade and
endeavouring to persuade the British Parliament to abolish it. Eventually
their relentless C'.arts were successful, for in 1807 the British Parliament
declared the sl trade illegal for all British nationals and subjects.

This ..-., to embolden the society to seek their ultimate objective. namely, the
:-lition of slavery itself. This goal was not achieved until 1833 when the
British Parliament passed an Abolition bill which sitaed that slavery would be
a3bdlished in British dominsio.swith effect from 1I A\ugust, 1974.

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Ten points ror Inrormation,

Sraerand Reflection

One of the Representative NGO's playing a leading role in the Abolition
Commemoration activities is "THE COMMEMORATION COMMITT rl .'

Among its first in a series of contributions to the year-long observance will be the
printing and distribution of a ten-point Informational Flyer. Church congregations
of both youth'and elders will receive the publication. Below is a summary indication
of the points for discussion:

1. "Theinfamoustrad iaove Alricans began in 1441 with the kid-aapping of
,Ielve Africans on the West Coast of Africa by a Pin,, ....* explorer Antos
(onsalves. who sent them as a gifl to Prince llHenry the navigator-a memberof
the Portuguese Royal Dainty.
2. By 1452, the Portuguese had established sugar plantations in Madeira and San
Tome and had begun the trade transporting Africans to cultivate them.
3. During the early decades of the sixteenth century. the Spanish settlers in
Hlispaniola (Haiti & Dominican Republic) imported tlIe first African slaves to
the Caribbean to replace the Amerindians.
4. The es o- 1590's saw the beginning of the D'.tch qI.';,Cpation in the Atlantic
.. .....06 the Dutch had taken the fst 0-, pt in.the
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A number of Africans.were also involved in the abolition movement and worked alongside British abolitionists to. bring an end to the
commercial trafficking of humans. Ignatius Sancho came to England in 1731, at the age of two. As a freed man and well-known shopkeeper,
Sancho became the first African prose writer to have his work published in England. On the issue of the greed underpinning the slave trade, he
wrote that 'he loved England for its freedom and for the many blessings he enjoyed' but 'the grand object of.English navigators, indeed of all
Christian navigatorsis money-money-money...'

Olaudah Equiano.later to'be known as Gustavus Vassa, also had endured enslavement. He had been kidnapped in what is now Nigeria and sold
to a Virginia planter, then bought by a British naval officer, Captain Pascal. After eventually buying his freedom, he settled in Britain and
published his autobiography. Equiano traveled extensively around talks about his experience as a young boy kidnapped in Africa, his
life... evils of the slave trade.

A thirdAfrican who publicly demanded the abolition of the slave trade and consequently the emancipation of slaves, was Ottabah Cugoano.
He too had been kidnapped and enslaved. Cugoano came to England and produced seminal works on the trade and slavery.

The Congolese Historian, Elikia M'Bokolo provokes profound thought with these observations; "On the African side, the basis of the slave
trade was very.precariously balanced. The part played by Africans in the trade cannot be discussed without reference to the part they played in
the abolition. In a one-sided view of history, the role of Europeans philosophers. thinkers. men of religion and businessmen is too often
stressed, while that played by the Africans is left in the shade. Some people have even gone so far as to tax the Africans with being the main
impediment to the phasing-out of the trade in the nineteenth century. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Outside Africa. the-resistance of the victims of the slave trade which took a variety of forms, including the "Back to Africa" movement, the
founding of Maroon communities and even armed insurrection, like that in Santo Domingo in 1791 was primarily instrumental in calling the
whole institution of slavery into question. Those who managed to escape its clutches took a very active but often unacknowledged part in the
campaign for abolition. They included people like Ottobah Cuguano, who had been.born on Fantiland, in present-day Ghana., had been a slave
'in the West Indies, and published his Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of Slavery in London, also The Interesting.
Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. or Gusthvus Passa the African. written by himself These books played a significant role in the
movement ofopinion which led to the abolition ofthe slave trade.

InAfrica itself, all through the "years oftrial" of the slave trade, along with slaves, blacks continued to sell the produce of their soil and subsoil,
such as timber, ivory, spices, gold, vegetable oil, and others besides. Changing European demand was sufficient for the Africans to turn to a
more "legal" form ofcomnierce.

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Knowledge ...

(From page 16)
edge belonging to the public domain
The shanng of knowledge cannot. honeser, be confined
to the creation of new knowledge, the promouon of knos I-
edge belonging to the public domain or the narrowing -of the
cognimue di\ ide. It imphes nor only uruersal access to knowl-
edge, but als. the active participation of everyone
It will therefore be the ke 1to the democracie- of the fu-
ture, whichh should be based on a new .r pe of public space
in which genuine democratic encounters and deliberations in-
v-ling cisil society ill make it possible to address soci:,l
problems conceived in prospeu\e terms "Hbribnd forums'
and citizens' conferences prefigure ihis detelupment in some
The obstacles that stand in the way of knowledge shar-
ing are. admittedly numerous Like the solutions we are pul-
ting forward. they are at the heart of the UNESCO World
Report Towards Knowledge Societies directed by Jerome
Bind& and pubbshed a few months ago
The 21st Century Talk that we have just oiganised at
UNESCO on the topic of know ledge sharing has doubtless
helped to identify them more clearly- polarinsaion, the digital
di% ide and. een more senous. the knowledge fracture and
gender inequaliti these arc the main impediments [1 the
,hanng >'t kn,,w ledge T,., u .erconie these obstacles. ..creiies
'% ill lha e to iri'est mnassi' eli in lifelong education tor all. re-
search, info deselopmert and the grow th of' learning sociCei
es" and to culmate greater respeci for the dJIcrsn\ ..I cu,-
4tive cultures and for local, trJdional ad indigent us kno,: I-
'owledge sharing will not forever be a future prospect:
is not the problem but the solution. The sharing of
Knowledge does not divide knowledge: it causes it to grow
and multiply.
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"A different frame of mind"

First 'West Coast Demerara

Nite' billed for March 31

local products will be show-
cased March 31 at the
Uitvlugt Community Centre
Ground, West Coast
Demerara, during the host-
ing of the first ever 'West
Coast Demerara Nite.'
It is being held under the
theme 'Showcasing Guyana's
Agricultural Production' and
complements the campaign to
promote the country's local
produce and its manufactured
items, said the Government In-
Sformation Agency (GINA).
The Ministry of Agricul-

ture, the new Guyana Mar-
keting Corporation (GMC),
the Region Three (West
Demerara/Essequibo Islands)
administration and the private
sector are organising the
event. Twenty-five exhibitors
have already indicated their
interest to participate and
several local artistes will per-
form at the exhibition, GINA
The event is expected to at-
tract a large number of persons
as players and visitors to the
Cricket World Cup (CWC)
matches will be invited, it added.

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Similar events are planned
later this year, including Guyana
Nite in August and Essequibo
Nite in October, as part of the
promotion campaign.
GINA said such activities
are intended to highlight the
country's productive capability
and create more business oppor-
tunities and interest in agricul-
Hosting of these exhibitions
started in 1999, following the
establishment of a committee to
conduct an aggressive promo-
tion of the country's locally-
manufactured and grown prod-

ucts, it said.
The committee, which in-
chided representatives from the
private and public sector, con-
ducted a month of activities in
April 1999 which culminated
with 'Guyana Nite' in
Georgetown under the theme
'Made in Guyana, Grown in
As a result of the re-
sponse to that activity, simi-
lar events were held at
Bagotstown, Essequibo,
Rupununi, West Coast
Berbice and East Bank

Republic Bank proudly announces the installation of yet another ATM
at the Gafoor's Mall, Houston East Bank Demerara.

This. convenient location allows ready access by the community to their
funds, 24 hours a day, everyday of the week. Makes shopping at Gafoor's
easier and reduces the risk of taking large sums of -money around.


HOME ALONE: Tiffani and Angelina outside their home as firefighters tried to contain
the fire which started in their room. They were at home while their father, Sir Chandra,
was at classes at his New Market Street private school. (Delano Williams photos)

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Fire damages Sir ChanO

A FIRE of unknown origin
partly destroyed the home of
popular Georgetown teacher
Sir Chandra just after noon
Chandra, who made head-
lines in the news recently after
parents of a schoolgirl claimed
she was ill-treated at his private
school, was at his New Market
Street, Georgetown school when
the fire started at his 23
Amakura Place home, in Bel Air

He had left home his two
daughters Angelina, 13, and
Tiffani, 12. Tiffani said she was
on her computer when she no-
ticed smoke coming from her
room. C .
She said she didn't bother
to check her room, but just
grabbed the cordless phone and
yelled at her sister to go down-
stairs. She then called her father
who arrived shortly after.

The girls said their i,
is away in Cuba, where she le.
just over a week ago for eye
surgery. She is due back in the
country Wednesday.
Some onlookers complained
that the first fire tender to ar-
rive on the scene was out of wa-
ter, but an official of the
Guyana !Fire Service, who did
not want to be named said when
the tender came the fire officers
recognized that they needed

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As a result two other fire
tenders were summoned and
they doused the blaze before it
could destroy the entire prop-
Chandra could not immedi-
ately estimate the damages.
He said the fire could
have started from the electri-
cal fan in the girls' room, but
Tiffani told the Sunday
Chronicle the fan was not
turned on.

EDUCATION stakeholders of
Linden and surrounding com-
munities in Region 10 (Upper
Demerara/Berbice) have been
briefed on the plans and
programmes being developed
by the Ministry of Education
to boost the education system.
Addressing close to 100
school administrators, head
teachers and their deputies Fri-
day at Lichas Hall, Mackenzie,
Education Minister Shaik Baksh
said quality education delivery
must be prioritised.
The Ministry of Education
is drafting the 2008-2012 stra-
tegic plan to guide its operations
and programmes and officials
say a thorough assessment of
the achievements of the current
five-year plan will influence the
new plan.
Consultations have already
been held in Georgetown, and in
Regions Two (Pomeroon/
Supenaam) and Five (Mahaica/
Berbice). Feasible recommenda-
tions and comments will be in-
cluded in the plan.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said that
at the Linden meeting, Mr.
Baksh called oh the education
stakeholders to partner with the
ministry to ensure that the
country's education system
produces well-rounded indi-
viduals in all different fields.
"We must come together to

do great things for the children
of Guyana and you the teach-
ers and school managers have to
play a very important role in
the development of the nation's

children," he said.
He said the ministry will be "
decentralising the education
system in an effort to move
away from the bureaucracy and

will be interacting directly with
,teachers and students to im-
prove education delivery.
"We have to move away
from the bureaucracy which is
currently in the system and
decentralisee education country-
wide. We do not want to police
teachers and school administra-
tors but to offer you the neces-
sary guidance and advice you
would need from time to time."
GINA said the minister
urged that the region perform
better as 73 per cent of its
teachers are trained and well
qualified to effectively deliver
the curriculum.
"The results from my analy-
sis of the 2006 Caribbean Sec-
ondary Education Certificate
examination show Region 10
ranking at number four in the
country. This is not good. I
hope that the performance
would improve this year."
The key factor in bringing
success to education is effective
schools management teams, he
z GINA said more than 400
senior teaches and school ad-
ministrators countrywide have
completed training in manage-

ment, while a similar
undergoing training being con-
ducted by the Education Min-
istry and its partners.
It said the minister noted
that the education department in
Region 10 has not been per-
forming effectively, and this has
forced the ministry to take im-
mediate action by appointing a
Regional Education Officer
(REDO) to reform the system.
The agency said Mr. Marcel
Hutson has since taken up-the
position and is now working
closely with the ministry, teach-
ers, parents and others' to
achieve the region's goals and
change the negative image of the
The administration has over
the years been improving school
infrastructure countrywide, and
according to Baksh efforts. are
on stream to develop child-
friendly and comfortable class-
rooms, while teaching aids, text-
books and other material con-
tinue to be distributed to
Schools' Inmprovement
Plans will also be strength-
ened with assistance from the
ministry, GINA reported. *

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The Abolitionists
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John Wesley was an Anglican who converted to the Methodist evangelical movement as its founder. He vigorously lobbied the British
Parliament to outlaw the Slave Trade and slavery. His famous letter to his own convert William Wilberforce, the crusading Member of the
British Parliament, was pivotal to Wilberforce's anti-slave trade success.

William Wilberforce was chosen to carry the campaign'for abolition in the British Parliament in the'early 1800's. He was a friend ofthe British Prime
Minister, William Pitt. Historians differ on his actual contribution to the anti-slave trade and anti-slavery lobby, but his consistent parliamentary
articulation against the evil, based on his Christianity, is on record.

Another assiduous campaigner. Sharpe collaborated with the African Abolitionist Olaudah Equiano. Sharpe, in 1781, alerted the world about the
slave ship Zon's deliberate drowning of scores of African Slaves.

Thomas Clarkson visited the busiest slave ports, boarded the obnoxious slave ships and even interviewed the sailors who worked on them. He
circulated anti-slave trade literature including the wpll-known illustration of a slave-ship ..- The Brookes that found its way into school texts.

Others Against The Trade And Slaver'9
Other staunch known abolitionists known to us would be the Reverends John Wray and John Smith more familiar
fortheir pre-emancipation travails in Berbice and Demerara.
George Stephen, Josiah Wedgewood, former Slave Trader Johnl Newton, who, converted penned the hymn
"Amazing Grace" and the Prime Minister Lord Grenville and Foreign Secretary Charles Fox (1806) are names to be
researched and noted.
Women Abolitionists
In addition to these more well-known abolitionists Hannah More and Mary Wollsfonecraft, a considerable body of
working middle-class women in Britain were involyid in the campaign from the very early stages. These women
spoke out against the slave trade, boycotted slave-grown produce and published slave trade verses to raise
awarenpss-of the violation of family life under slavery The strength of their support for.the campaign can also be
gauged'through the Abolition Society; as the historian Clare MidgleyTeveals, 1.0% ofthe 1787-88 subscribers were
Josiah Wedgewood, the famous potter and abolitionist produced ceramic canes-of a kneeling male servant slave in
chains with the slogan 'Am I not a Man and a brother? Women campaigners secured production of a similar ceramic
brooch under slavery. The with the caption "Am] not AWoman anda sister?'

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National Committee Recognizing and

Coordinating Abolition Commemoration Activities

The Government of Guyana, through a Coordiniating Committee under the Chairmanship of Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport, Dr. Frank
Anthony, is offering recognition and support to activities and events planned by various groups and organizations in observance of the 200'W
anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade by Britain.
This is in the keeping with the decision of the Eighteenth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, held in St. Vincent
and the Grenadines last February, to commemorate this historic event with year-long national and regional activities, and in particular the
observance of a synchronized period of silence oniSunday 25"' March, 2007.

A United Nations Resolution co-sponsored by CARICOM member-states at the 61": session of the UN General Assembly in 2006, was passed
designating 25 March 2007, as the International Day for the Commemoration of the 200" anniversary of theAbolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave
Trade. I
The Resolution, which was supported by an overwhelming majority ofMember-Stales ofthe UN. urged all Member States of the United Nations
to develop programmes to educate and inculcate future generations on the lessons, history and consequences ofslavery and the slave trade, and
requested the Secretary-General of the United Nations to establish an outreach programme-to commemorate the anniversary, including, the
holding of a special session of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, 25"' March. 2007.
Among the organizations, agencies and institutions all with representation on the Ministry's Committee which are mounting year-lopg
observances of the Abolition anniversaryi- are the University of Guyana, the Ministry of Culture Youth & Sports through its museums and
archives, UNESCO., Guyana Council of Churches, Commemoration Committee. African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) the
Pan African Movement, National Emancipation Trust, Revival, Awareness and the Perpetuation of African Culture ( RAPAC) and the African

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5. In 1621. the Dutch West India Company was issued with a charter to' supply slaves from Africa on the ..,' /
condition that they purchased all their supplies from, and traded all their new produce to Zealand. *" J ] .'i --.
6. The establishment of colonies was a hiusiness enterprise. Trade with the Amerindians in tobacco ww -
purpose of Kyk-overal and Foro N.f; ; prie at tobacco dropped on the international market .
due to stiff competition from the British colonies of Maryland and Virginia, the settlers shifted their trade
from tobacco to sugar; bv the 1660s there is evidence ofthe Dutch in Guyana exporting as much as 74.000
pounds of sugar.
7. For ihe next two centuries the enslaved Africans lived and survived under the j,,.. j- L,.,, ,;,, T.' i'e
whip took his constant companion. The.Slave Sv -, 11. slavehe mre the
,slaves rebelled, theme n the planter and the slave. The more the
slaves rebelled, the mor. ~Aous and cruel the planters became. Some ofthe most heinous crimes known
to ....' ere inflicted on the mutinous and disgruntled slaves and in 1763 the most vicious slave rebellion
in Guyana took place in Berbice led by Kofi (Cuffy).
8. By 1780 the British involvement in the slave trade reached its peak, "They had displaced the Dutch-
transporting as many as 100,000 slaves a year.
9. In England there was much task. of reform, of rights of man the newest of American Colonies. siuck a
significant blow to the traditional social order and the French Revolution of 2789 acted ,a catalyst.
10. March25, 1807 the British Parliament passed the Bill abolishing the trade m Aircanslavesesiddent o
the USA, Thomas Jefferson issued the Bill in congress abolishing African trade in the USA on March

24 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 2007

A Britain's Slave Trade : A Chronology

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The involvement of the British in the slave trade lasted from about the end of the 14"
itself was not outlawed within Britain and its empire until 1834. It is now recognized
middle classes in Britain were founded on the kidnap, slavery and deaths of millions

1400 At the ehd of the 14"' century, Europeans start to take people from Africa against their will. Initially these
captives are mainly used as servants tor the rich.
1502 The first African slaves arrive in the Americas. Sir John Hawkins becomes the first English slave trader
when he adds the transportation of captured Africans to his family's trading interests in west Africa. He is
backed by the treasurer to the British navy. the Lord Mayor of London and Elizabeth 1. Between 1564 and
1560. he makes three further voyages to the Sierra Leone River, taking a total of 1,200 Africans across the
Altantic to sell to Spanish settlers in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (now Haiti/ Dominican Republic),
Oni his third voyage in 1567/8, he is accompanied
1562 With Hawkins, the triangular trade between Europe, West Africa, the West Indies (or British North
SAmerica). returning to he starting point has begun. It is
risky and competitive but African slaves fetch high prices at auction, making the
".'. -trade in human cargo a lucrative business.
1600 By now, the slaves can be purchased in Africa for about $25 and sold in the Americas for about $150.
S' 1632 Charles I gnm' s a license to a group of London merchants tor the transportation enslaved people from West
Jt Africa.
1646 Philosopher SirrThomas Browne writes against slavery.
1650 With the development of plantations on the newly.colonized Caribbean islands
and American mainland, the slave trade begins to grow.
1600 Charles 11 grants a charter to the Company of Royal Adventurers of England Trading to merchants and
Samuel Pepys. Within five years. the company earns an estimated L100,000 from its trade in enslaved
Africans. 'I lie Royal African Company is formed by a group of London merchants to regulate the English
slave trade. It receives annual grants from Parliament totaling about t0)000. Charles I is a shareholder and
this brother, the Duke of York (and future king James III), is the governor. Between 1680 and 1686. it
transports an average 5,000 slaves per year. The Royal African Company loses its monopoly. The slave
trade is opened tip to private traders who must pay a 10%, duty on English goods exported to Africa and
Sts towards the cost of maintaining slave forts on the west coast of A Irica.
i 1698 Bristol's first slave ship. thlie Beginning, sails to the Afiican coast,. buys a Inumber of enslaved Africans
and delivers them to Jamaica.
1699 By the end of the cenutry.-one out of every tours ships that leInes LI iverpool harbour is a slave trading ship.
1700- 1713 Liverpool's tirst slave ship. the Liverpool Merchant. traniporlt 220 slates to Barbados and sells them for
4,239,. less than . 0 per slave.
Z *^t-At the end of thile War of the Spanish' Succession, Britain sign. the Treaty of Utrecht with Spain. This
S grants Britain the right (awienit) to import slaves into Spaniish America for 30 years. The British
Government sell "i'e iiv-iento to ie South Sea Company (laler to become infamous in the scandal of the
'South Sea Bubble') for the cnormnou" 'sum of I7 5i million. Iictween 1715 and 1731. the company
transports approximately )4.000 enslaved Africans
1720 from now until thdie end decade. nearly 200,000 enlti\ d sfiian-, are transported across the Atlanw in
1729 The 1" Maioon War begins in Jamaica between the British .ui the Maroons. runaway slaves who had
become established in the mountains.
1730 Htiiitol begins to overtake London a., th. leading sla\tinl poll n RnIltil.
1735 Slate revolt in Antigua: 77 of the.rebels are burned alitc.
1739 The I" Maroon war (see .1729) ends in Jamaica, 1 he ficedomn iand the right to self-government of the
Maroons is recognized and they aire given their land In return. lie wsill support tile British against foreign
invasion of the island, and will help capture ntnaivaiy siavecs tumiitli:e plantations.
Slav'rs from the ship Jolly Bachelor are attacked in the Stierra [.eone River by free Africans. who liberate
S the slaves tht have been captured.
1745 The Royal African Company is replaced by the C"ompany i1 Mcichanuts Irading it Africa. ihade up 89
Liverpool merchants; 157 from London and 237 from Bt istol.
1753 Slaves, on the 'Ihip The Adventure, off W\cs Africa. carry out a scrisciul uprising against the slavers.
]d Tacky's Rebellion. Janmaica. Maroons i(see 1729, 173I0t. led by licky. defeat a rebellion by newly arrived
Alican u iaveat More than 400 slaves are executed and l,00 deported a s a result.
1760 The Quakeri- ban their members from slave trading.
i, 1763 Slave uprising in Guiana in the north-east of South Aimcric.i it is governed for a year by a slave named
1765 ilTe strong ase: Londoner Granmille Sharpe and hi-, suri'oon brother are visited by Jonathon Strong, .a
black slave beaten almost to death by his master Davit, Lisle Sharpe regains his health; Lisle pays two men
to-recapture him. Sharpe takes Lisle to court, claiming, as Strong is in England. lie is no longer a slave.
It is not until 1768 that the court rules in Strong's f:ivor. The case receives national publicity, and Sharpe is
able to use it in his campaign against slavery.
17fi9 Follosing the Strong case. Granville Sharpe publishes Ihis lindings about the hioirols of slavery in the
important pamphlet A.1 representanton of the injustice iand dingeirus tendenc'y of t{ol/rating slavery in
1772 The Somerset case: In 1769. Charles Stewart takes one of his slaves. James Somerset, fiom Jamaica to
Britaim. Two years later, Somerset runs away. but is iccaptured and put on a ship bound for Jamaica.
Granville Sharpe intervenes and puts the case belbre Lord Manstield, lord chief justice of England. Ite
-aules that no one brought to England call be sent back io the tolohnies ;is a slave against their will.
S"-. 1776 The H'louse of Common debates the nimotinon 'That the slave utadie is contrary to the laws of (Goad and the
-..t rights of man'.
The House of Commons sets up a committee to investigate the slate Irade.
1780 The Quakers present a petition to Parliament against the slave trade.
22 May:' Thomas Clarkson and (iranville Sharpe form their society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Of
the 12 members on the committee, nine are Quakers. Influential figures such as John Wesley and Josiah
be their spokesman in the Hlouse of Commons.
Wedgwood produces die Abolition Society's seal. It shows a black slave in chains, kneeling, his hands
lifted up to heaven. The motio reads: 'Am I Notm nian and Bro tel "'
1787 Clarkson publishes his pamphlet A.4 Summart, View of the Slave Trade and of the Probahble Consequenees
v -1 of Its Abolition. Vlien he visits Manchester. an anti-,s:itcry petition is signed by almost 11.000 people,
201% of the city's population.
Ottabah Cuguano becomes the -first ex-slave to formally ciicie slavery and the slave trade. in his
autobiography Thoughts and sentiments on the evil and wicked traffic of the slavery commerce of the
itunian species
S 1788 ;. 2 Witlliram W'ilberforce MP makes his first anti--liavery speech
SOlaudah Equiano publishes his memoir. The interesting Narrative of Life of the Olaudah-Equiano, or
1790 It trilts wesl inicts has a slause populationA 4)Ko,000
William Wil 'belforc preseuls to the House of Coririnus hii. fir.1 Rill to abilishi the slave trade Ii is e lsily
:icf.';Eied. i 63 votes to 88.
SBetwc-n now and at Ihe end r t lhe decade, 1,34)t slinvig ,yagsa;i i'e ntountied ilfroin British poris, carrying
r n Iv hi 400.000 A Fricaiins' o the Aitericias
)e't:iark, which was very active in the slave trade, becomes Ihe fist country to ban the'trade through
legistaots titrakes -i't;iii 1i03 .
1792 Williatm Wilberforce ga.ns. House of Commons support for the ainu l f l. c trade. Butitt is l
a hollow victory as no timetable or change is attached to ihe Act. TheI' cotton industry is given a boost with
Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin; a man call now clean 50 times as mich cotton as before. This
increases the demand for slaves.
'ollowmg a slSive revolt. France loses its most uiportant colony S1. Dominigiue (nowA'l-aiti). From now, the
British isl am colonies in the Caribbean produce the most siigasr aiid tIhq British public: ecomnes it, greatest
consurinc s. PrIiucts of American slaves labotir soon lt't' ts('ty rt !'] level of fritish society. with tobacco.
-etk -^ coffee and, especially, sugar all beconiing indispensable elrnucnisu of daily life foii'all classes.
By'tat'" 'he imot.I snic-s.sfbl West It(diall cLslsICns bheltng itt0 th-' IK. After enteniti)g 'tle ;sigar colony
rsl t'isitess late. British naval supremacy ;irinl control iovtr key vislandst such ias Jaimaica, Trinidad Iand
--. - ---ad---i ;I ndlt il terfituor of iGuiani give it an important dle v. ovi .ill coirmpetitors.
1600 tritish have imported aboutt 17 lmillhiun lanves to their West Iidi;n possest.ions.
l1) Slase resol oin tobauc
^ "' iH~t- iS ltoue if ch ona I Poa; es a bill t ;akv:'s it unlaidlid Ib' ainvy i itlshl subhijel to eaplure ard Iransporti
-Isecsli, lit the measure i blocked by the Hloot ii io,.
Iii'^} Abolition of the Slav,' Trade Bill passes both the. tjoute 1' LI" 41 voles to 210) anud the Ilouse of
Uomunton, 1114 to 15) '
F' in F I o ,I 2 I !ittish anid BIttishli colonial siihi) hilav puicth)pell (s ni n almed 3Al.4 5.01i Afeafica'. If whoIl
y 2v96,4.I. i ictve s ur vivcd ithe "Middle Pastsag'e" tIheweeni Afriea atild the sWestrn He erii.sphere) and itaY.'
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'century until 1807. when the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act became law. Slavery
i that much of the industrial growth and fortunes achieved by the upper and new
of Africans.

tmtde are fined 100 (about 5,000 today) fib every slave found onboaid.
According to BBC News, 'The British were the firat big slave-trading nation !o albandon the tade, They
did this in 1807 wlven there were still huilge profits to be made and they did it fi irimainly no)il rea.sons. It
took a cvolutiotn lof the slaves to desixoy Fuanlce's tystex anil a terrible civil war in) the 1US decided ihe fite
of the slaves of the southern states. In Britain alone, slavery was ended by millions of people, black atnd
white, free and emtslaved, who decided it could no longer be tolerated.'
The Royal Navy positions ships along the. west coast of Africa and cast Africa and the Caribbean to
enlbrce the ban. However, this does not stop the British slave trade. If slave ships are in danger of being
captured by the navy. captains often reduce the fines they have to pay by ordering their slaves to be thrown
into the sea. Slaves are still be ig intercepted into the 1880's
Thomas Clarkson publishes his History of the Aboltiaon of the African Tade. Hte, Granville Sharpe and
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ofthis tri-partite trade to build, enrich and make great the capitals of Europe. These were
replaced by cheap trinkets on the return journey to Africa to start the cycle all over again.

The British entered the trade with voyage by Sir John Hawkins in 1562. After some 245
years of this traffic, during which several millions of captive Africans were uprooted,
displaced and exterminated, the trade was abolished in British territories in the year 1807,
and it was the approaching anniversary of its abolition that brought the Wi-ndrush into
prominence again. Those who had cause to remember it decided that the year 2007 should
be devoted to the observance of year-long Bicentennial activities. Several' \\ uidiuLrh"
projects were planned n the UK, the subject engaged the active attention of CARICOM
Representatives and of the United Nations General Assembly, where it was accepted that
the. member countries should plan and put into effect their own fashion of

However, two specific sets of activities were to be held currently in the various countries
on the anniversary of the passage of the Act of Abolition in the English Parliament.
CARICC)M asked each member country to observe a minute's silence at noon astern
Caribbean time on March 25, and the United Nations asked the world community to
simultaneously mark the occasion with special events on March 26.

Arising out of initiating udiSCu sicns between the University of Guyana and the Ministry
of Culture the plans for these programmes came into being. A N21! Planning
Committee was converted to fine-tune ind implement them. The outcome of all these
developments is that today (March 25) special church services will be held in
acknowledgement of the spiritual factors in the lives of the enslaved. Also, at 12-noon
today, the national Planning Committee will invite all persons to assemble at the
Parliament Buildings in Georgetown in order to observe one minute's silence in memory
of those who lost their lives in the Middle Passage. The Committee has requested that a
r;nilar exercise be held in towns, villages and communities across tie country,

In addition, the primary Bicentennial Programme will be staged at-the Natiohil Cultural
Centre tomorrow, Marcfl 26. at 10.00 a.m. This will be a presentation of items in the
'performing arts including music. speech and dance. The lead items include a statement by
His Excellency President Bharrat Jagdeo and a presentation on the subject of the Middle
Iassaig ^, _iChe Abolition of the Trade by the University of Guyana's. Walter Rodney
Pro fessor Dr. Winston MCGowan,
I have the honour of commending to you these events designed under the u,'v..-
theme "The Middle Passage to Nationhood". They will further serve as the lauinching ot a
longer series ofadditional events which will take place across the country throughout the
.year 2007 in Guyana, even as similar activities are being staged:in'other CARICOM
countries. I take this opportunity to seek your full support for this national programme
andask ihatyou join us in c,.,- ,i t..... i hie ilieis,. ci, pofthe BritishAbolitiin ofthe
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(From page 23)
after speeding past a marked
police car. Fox, best known for
roles in the films "hidependence
Day" and "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," was
charged with one count of driv-
ing under the influence of alco-
hol and one count of driving
with a blood alcohol level over
California's legal limit.
Man charged in $100,000
Paris Hilton watch theft
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Eleven people have been
charged with the theft of pas-
senger property at Los Angeles
International Airport, prosecu-
tors said on.Friday, including a
baggage screener accused of
stealing a $100,000 watch from
Paris Hilton's bag. The sus-
pects, who also included two
U.S. Transportation Security
Administration screeners
charged with taking a $7,000
watch.belonging to R&B singer
Keyshia Cole, were arrested as
part of a crackdown on crime at
the airport.
Donny says Osmonds may
reunite for TV special
NEW YORK (Reuters) --
Polish your platform boots,
squeeze into those flared pants.
Donny Osmond and his.five
brothers may be planning a
comeback at least for one
night. Osmond, a 1970s teen
heart-throb who is back in the
British charts with his 55th al-
bum, said on Friday the broth-
ers are considering a reunion

special on television.
Drug-coated heart stents
carry higher risk
-: Drug-coated-stents-carried a
small but significantly greater
risk of blood clots and heart at-
tacks, compared to older bare-
metal versions of the medical
devices, a study released yester-
day found. The study, which
also concluded that the stents'
benefits outweigh this risk,
found blood clot and heart at-
tack risks were greater between
12 months and 15 months after
implantation for patients with
the medical devices, used to
prop open surgically cleared ar-
Global warming may be
bad for asthma sufferers
OSLO (Reuters) Global
warming may be bad for
asthma sufferers because of
longer plant growing seasons
and signs that weeds scattering
vast amounts of pollen are con-
quering new territory, experts
say. But higher temperatures
might bring benefits for some
sufferers because h6use mites
and viruses that thrive in win-
ter in centrally heated homes
will not flourish if people do
not need to use their heat sys-
Cell phones unlikely to
cause brain cancer -
NEW YORK (Reuters
Health) Cell phone use does
not appeal to be associated

with an increased risk of glioma
- the most common, type of
brain tumour, according to a
new study. The story may be
different, however, for intense
use of cell phones over .many
years. "Public concern has been
expressed about the possible
adverse health effects of mobile
telephones, mainly related to
(brain) tumours," Dr. Anna
Lahkola, of the Radiation and
Nuclear Safety Authority,
Helsinki, and colleagues explain
in the International Journal of
Asia to test human bird flu
'vaccine this year
HONG KONG (Reuters) -
An experimental H5N1 bird flu
vaccine for humans will be
tested in Hong Kong,
Singapore, Thailand and Tai-
wan this year and.will involve
more than 1,000 people, a co-
ordinator for the project said on
Friday. Developed by a Euro-
pean drugmaker, the vaccine
uses an inactivated strain of the
H5N1 virus isolated in Viet-
nam, where the disease has
killed 42 people since late
Low-carb diet speeds
initial weight loss study
NEW YORK (Reuters
Health) In a study of over-
weight and obese people, those
who went on a low carbohy-
drate diet lost more weight -
and more fat than their peers
who went on a low-fat, por-
tion-controlled diet. After 12

weeks'on the low-carb plan,
study participants had lost an
average of 4.9 kilograms (10.8
pounds), compared to 2.5 kg
(5.5 pounds) for their peers on
the low-fat diet.
Bacteria-killing viruses
fight ear infections too
An enzyme viruses use to
punch holes in bacteria
works to prevent ear infec-
tions in mice and might offer
a safe way to prevent them in
children, too, U.S. research-
ers said on Friday. They said
their surprisingly easy ex-
periment might also be the
first step toward preventing
some deadly complications of
influenza and other viral in-
, factions.

This is- to inform the Public that I1
REGINALD BAICHAN also known as
'REGGIE' was not the owner and or had
no control and or possession-of the
Motor Vessel, "LADY KIMBERLY'
which was seized by the Guyana
Revenue Authority with Heineken,
Vodka and other alcoholic beverages.
All the interest I had of the
aforementioned vessel had been
transferred to JOSEPH SAHADEO
also known as dadoO', on the January

GNCB is requesting the under-mentioned persons, or anyone knowing their
whereabouts, to kindly make contact with our Office situated at 77 Croal
Street & Winter Place, Georgetown or at telephone Numbers 225-4346, 225-
6971 or 225-9486, as a matter of urgency.


Kamlawattie Singh

Mohanlall Kallicharan

Robert Lawrie

Mohamed Amin

Sheik Amin

Cecil Seecoomar

Claude Rutherford

Evet Bangaroo

Kenrick Kellman

Ricardo Ramsumeer

Winston Imhoff
T/A Winnie's Ent.

Clyde Colin Prescod

Lyndon Clarke

Rajindra Singh

Euston Smartt
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Zorg, Essequibo Coast

78 Yakusari South, Black Bush Polder

Better Hope, Essequibo Coast

Adventure, Essequibo Coast

Adventure, Essequibo Coast

Lot 55 'D' Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice

Lot 81 Lamaha Street, Georgetown

97 Kara Kara Housing Scheme, Linden

Lot 207 Wisroc Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden

Zeelandia, Wakenaam, Essequibo River

Lot EE Bent & Hardina Streets, Wortmanville

149 Bagotville, West Bank Demerara

Moruca Mouth, Pomeroon, North West District

WWW Branch Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Dem.

Lot 'G' Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown

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Mr. Simeon Yansen

The General public is hereby notified that Mr. Simeon Yansen of 334 North East La
Penitence, Georgetown; Ms. Maleika Wiltshire of 9 D'Aguair Street, Meadow Bank,
Georgetown and Mr. Kevin Cumberbatch of 140 Crown Street, Queenstown,
Georgetown, are no longer employedwith GIDDINGS PAY DAY PAWN SHOP. Therefore,
they are not authorised to transact any business or collect any monies on behalf of the


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Dr. Valentine Yanchou Njike of
Yale Prevention Research Cen-
ter, a co-investigator of the
The results, presented at
the annual

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can College of Cardiology scien-
tific meeting in New Orleans,
add to mounting evidence of the
health benefits of dark choco-
During the six-week trial, 45
people were given 8 ounces (227
grams) of cocoa without sugar,

By Bill Berkrot

NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) -
Chocoholics were given fur-
ther reason to rejoice yester-
day when a small clinical
study showed that dark choco-
late improves the function of
blood vessels.
While the researchers cau-
tioned against bingeing on bori
bons, they said the findings of
the trial were clear and called for
larger such studies to confirm
the results.
"In this sample of healthy
adults, dark chocolate ingestion
over a short period of time was
shown to significantly improve
(blood vessel) function," said

Trusted the world over

L Republic Bank Limited


Properties for Execution Sale at the instance of the
Registrar of the Supreme Court, to be held on March
27, 2007 at the State Warehouse, Kingston at 10:00h
on behalf of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited as
advertised in the official Gazette of Guyana dated .
March 10, 2007.

* Parcel #46 & #47 Block XXXII part of Devonshire
Castle, Essequbio.
(Vacant lot alondside Public Road)

* Lot #33 being part of Lot #28 Plantation Friendship
in the Craig Caledonia Village District, situated on
the East Bank of Demerara. (Residential)

* Block XVIII Zone C.R. Parcel #58, Part of Lot 79
Corriverton, Corentyne, Berbice. (Residential)

cocoa with sugar or a placebo
each day.
An upper arm artery's abil-
ity to relax and expand to ac-
commodate increased blood
flow known as flow medi-
ated dilation (FMD) was
measured using high-frequency
ultrasound before and after daily
cocoa or placebo consumption.
Oi tic 3'.' subjectss who
c.umpleted ihc. trial, FMD im-
proid significantlyy in
both cocoa
---.- groups -
by 2.4 per
cent among
those who
/ had it with-
out sugar
and 1.5 per
cent among
those who
had it with
sugar. It
dropped 0.8 per
cent in lhe placebo group.
"While the findings
from this study do not sug-
gest that people should
start eating more chocolate
as part of their daily rou-
tine, it does suggest that we
pay more attention to how
dark chocolate and other fla-
vonoid-rich foods might of-
fer cardiovascular benefits,"
Njike said.




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still a pacesetter

y service and a determination to
asuring the comfort and satisfac-
on of clients.
These attributes, coupled
ith professionalism,-strong vi-
onary leadership, and proper
planning all add up to making
rrand Coastal Inn a pacesetter by
ay standard.
Grand Coastal, which first
opened its doors five years ago
ith 19 rooms, setting new stan-
ards in the hospitality business,
as expanded considerably, now
casting 22 Executive rooms, 1.1
)eluxe rooms, 2 Grande suites,
ad 7 one-bedroom suites.
Executive Director, Mokesh
laby said the hotel has been pat-
'rned after the Marriot chain,
ad therefore its furnishing and
ecor take on a treasured North
merican opulence.
Ideally" located, the hotel
whichh is just about 10 minutes
:ive from the capital
eorgetown also has a sister 16-
)om Grand Coastal Lodge on
egent Street in the heart of the
Grand Coastal Inn at Le
essouvenir has the added advan-
ge of being the only hotel be-
veen Plaisance and Rosignol. It
also within close proximity to
ie capital city, the Ogle Regional
airport, the CARICOM Secre-
iriat, the International Confer-
ace Centre, and the University
f Guyana.
For travellers wanting to ex-
erience the ambience and seren-
y of the coastland or to get an
occasional whiff of fresh sea
reeze, that Le Ressouvenir ho-

L i vE .,:;,', ,, '

tel is the best choice.
The appeal of the hotel h:i-.
been enhanced by a spaci-.u,
and well appointed courit.aird
overlooked-by patios 01outd11.
each room. From there, .;uec.i
can relax and savour the pore
Atlantic sea breeze with .all ,
therapeutic properties, 'entl
wafting across the garden ci11
The refreshingly cool irnd
peaceful courtyard is idjel h:or
cocktail receptions, partiei and
For guests desiring to rela..
in the courtyard, a pool-bar .ind
the dining room, located on ei-
ther side can be used to :.d'an-
Included in the exp.n.i,-.n
programme undertaken c eri th
last year is a new conferec'ic I-
cility with state-of=the-ari tech-
nology, with seats for more thlin
100 persons. For the c,-.n.e-
nience of guests there zrs .l.'
computer stations for those whu
do not have their lap tops. There
is also a fitness centre, featuring
the latest 'work out' equipment,
located at the eastern end of the
booking office, where guests can
spend time exercising and keep-
ing in shape at no extra cost to
And for the comfort of
guests, all rooms are air-condi-
tioned. opulently furnished (in
keeping with 4-star standards)
with hot and cold water; inter-
national direct dialling; large
screen televisions with several
international channels, and com-
puter access. All rooms lead out
to patios that overlook the wa-

A VIEW of Grand Coastal Inn's court yard overlooked by patios and guest rooms. In the background Executive Director,
Mokesh Daby briefs members of the media on tour of the facility. ,

terfall pool area and the enchant-
ing Atlantic Ocean on the other
side of the East Coast highway
separating the hotel from the
Mr. Daby said the manage-
ment of Grand Coastal places a
high premium on the preparation
and delivery of food and bever-
age, and ensure that this service
is second to none of a high qual-
ity and appealing to guests. The
hotel is known for menus that
tantalise guests and encourage
them to 'keep coming back' or if




* Residential. land (6,968 sq. ft.) with two storey wooden
and 9ncrete building ( Ground Floor 418 sq. ft.; First
Floor,'.- 912 sq. ft.; Verandah 1105 sq. ft.; Garage -144 sq. ft.)
situated at Lot 20, Section E, Gamett Street, Campbellville,

* Commercial/ Residential land (0.092 acre) situate at Lot 35,
Silver City, Wismar, Linden with 2 storey wooden and
concrete building (top flat 1,541-sq. ft. bottom flat -
1,037 sq. ft.).

Fairly built up residential land ( 3,200 sq, ft.jsituate at
Sub-tot 87D, part of Lot 87, Block 5, Vryheid's Lust, East
Coast Demerara ( subject to first mortgage in favour of

* 25 years lease land (2.497 acres) situate at House Lot 178,
Yakusari North Section, Black Bush Polder, with one storey
wooden building ( 224 sq. ft.).

* Residential land (0.0812 acre/ 3,537 sq. ft.) situate at
Parcel 440, Block II, Best Village, West Coast Demerara
with newly erected 1' /. storey concrete br"iii" (Top Flat -
874 sq. ft.; bottom fl.i 599 sq. ft.; Verandah -102 sq. ft.)

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007, AT 10.00 HOURS.
Please contact telephone numbers
227-8167/226-0718 for further information

possible, stay.
"Caribbean Soul", according
to Daby, is the new dining ex-
The new dining facility is-
sophisticated and richly ap-
pointed. He prides it as "the
perfect place to enjoy the ex-

otic mix of seasonal fresh
fruits and vegetables and the
wide array of meats, fresh sea-
food and fine wines that ap-
peal to the most discerning
The Caribbean Soul is lo-
cated to the western end of the-

poolside bar which also has its
own dining area.
Daby said the team of ex-
perienced hospitality special-
ists will provide personalised
service for every guest, ensur-
ing their comfort, satisfaction
and peace of mind.



Tenders arc hereby invited from suitably qualified Contractors to undertake and
complete the .il .1. work for the Guyana Sea Defences Emergency Works
Project of the Mlinistry of Public Works and Communications, namely: -

River Defence Works at Gangararn Village, Canje, Region 6

Tender documents c:Ian ie obtained from lhie )Office of the PROJECT
normal working hours from March 26,2007 to April 17, 2007.


Payment is NON-REFUNDABLE and should be made in favour of the
Pelrma:nen Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communicati ons.

Tender D)ocuments must be enclosed in a sealed c'nvelopc, bearing no identity of
the ''endcerer and should clearly indicate on the top icei-hand corner the works
tendered for.

Tender Do)cument should be addressed to:


\nd deposiiled in the' lender H< a:u th:u address on/or h I ore 09:00 h on Tuesday,
April 17,2007.

Tende r Dcumenutis n Il opened at 09:00 h on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in t.he
presence ot Tenderers or their represen-tatives who cho ose to attend.

1 i .. Minister of Public \, lrks and (ommunuic:tions reserves the right to accept or
reject an\ or all Bids without assigning reasons) or such rejection.

Balraj Balram .
Permanent Secretary
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LFor Monday, March 26,2007 -10:30h
For Tuesday, March 27, 2007 -12:00h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"2hrs


Channel 46
08:00 h Fashion TV
08:30 h Sanford & Son
09:00 h Indian 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 -
England vs Kenya (Delayed)
05:00 h Mystery of the Body
05:30 h Newtown Gospel V

There is only one Party which has consistently fought for
changes and for independence and it is the People's
Progressive Party. I and a handful of others began the
long struggle for independence long before there was any
chance of holding office or of forming a government. We
who fought them, a"d fight now, have not changed.
j Radio broadcast December5, 1964

1Hur 07:00 h Voice of Victory
4:00 h NCN 6 0 Clock 07:30 h-Assembly of Prayer
Nws Magazine4~/B)--( -0..08.-h- lifting L uyanat

" TODAY'S FORECAST:Partly cloudy to cloudy conditions are
expected to give way to showers and possible light intermittent
'WAVES:Moderately. high to high, reaching about 2.3m in open
WINDS: North-easterly to Southerly at 1 to 8 mps.gusting at
times over some areas.
,,HIGH TIDE: 08:15h at (2.49m) and 22:19h at (2.27m)
LOW TIDE: 02:21 h at (1.14m) and 15:28h at (1.02m)
SUNSET: 18:03h '- NIL
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.8-31.5C over inland and interior
,locations & 30.0-33.0C over coastal areas.
-.MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 -24.0C over near inland and
,interior locations & 20.5-23.0C over coastal areas.
RAINFALL G\Town:6.6mm
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.
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1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following services and
items at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation:

a)' Maintenhance servicesforthe Mortuary Refrigeration System
b) Extension of the Mortuary
c), Installation of Perkins Generator and Associate Hardware
d) Conversionof Hydraulic Liftto a Traction System
e). Dietary Items.
f) Security Services

Tenderers-can bid on any or allof the above-mentioned works separately.

2# .Tendet Documents can be- obtained from the Cashier, FinancoejDepartment .of the
Georgetown. Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street; from 09:00h to 1.5:00h
Monday toFriday 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 for items a, b, c and d 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.

Tenders for items e and f 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
09:00h Tuesday 17th April, 2007. Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing

5. .-Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance from the
Commissionerof .Inlarid Revenue Authoiity (IRD) and frofn 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.

Tenderers ortheirrepresentatives are invited to attend each of these openings.

6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporatiof does not bind itself to accept the lowest.or
ny Tender:. -. .. Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer


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05:55 h Daily Word
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WANTEDl ( Iflit m'MI,. l" .

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

INDRA'S Beauty Salon.
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
mani"re, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 22T-
IVJAY'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.
FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nail artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings Street Bourda. 223-
8452. g o
Indulge and pamper
ourself at Nayeli Hair
fashion. On Tuesdays and
Wednesdavs we offer 20, 30
and 40% offon Spa Package
(body lightening, cellulfe
wraps and ody scrub). Contact
us at 211 New Market St., N/
Cummingsburg. Tel. 226-2124
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
pa ,g beginningApril 2, 2007.
venin6 classes beginning April
16, 2007. Courses in Air brushing
Acrylic nails. Barbering, Basic &
Advance Hair Cutting classes. Tel.
226-2124 br visit at 2T1 New Market
Street, North Cummingsburg.

BE your own boss. Use your
spare time filling 100 envelopes
for US$500 or more weekly. For
information send stamped self-
addressed envelope to Randolph
Williams, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

ARE you cursed,
depressed, demon possessed
OR need finance?.Call Apostle
Randolph Williams # 261-
6050 (20:00 h 23:00 h.)
360 SEALED keys of King
Solomon, readings, baths.
healings, breaking spells
personal protection and
property, business and
domestic matters. 615-8751.-

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


DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American
Ex ress Cards. Phone 225-
7126, 226-3693. Email:
SINGH'SAuto Rental- For
the best rates in Guyana -fully
automatic, air-conditioned and
CD player, in all vehicles. Tel.
WE have AT 192. AT 2i2.
Honda Civic, Jeep and many
more C-.rnt-..t it- ,uRo :-.1Auto
Sales ..- ,.:i . 612-
6333. 609-9112 or 212 Almond
and New Garden Sts
'jeeonsto',/. 2

CXC Maths, Eng., etc. Jan./
June 2008. Register now. Call
Mr. Lee 227-7850.
PRACTICAL Electronic
Classes beginning in March. Call
Abdul's Electronics 226-6551
-or 225-0391. Limited space
available. Book early
EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the word from
information call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079.
WE provide Real Estate
training, Principles of Real
Estate customers Services and
Real Estate problem solving.
E m a i to
INC. now registering for courses
for Adult, CXC and 3- 13 yrs. in
Spanish,' French. Portuguese
language. Call 231-7303.
Institute. 136 Shell Road Kitty.
Phone 225-9587. Electrical
Installation and Wiring, Air-
conditioning and Refriqeration,
Electronic and Television
repairs, Portuguese, Spanish,
Mathematics, English.
currently registering students for
its full time (Forms 1 5)
afternoon lessons and evening
classes. Subjects offered: Maths,
English A Social Studies POA
POB, OA and Information
Technology. Monthly fee $1
500 per subject. Te. #'s 227-
7627, 615-8916, 615-8919.
4 hours per week. Registration
fe $1 000, target group ouths
16 23 years that are
underprivileged. FRIENDSHIP
CENTRE 10 1.1 MC Doom
Public Road East Bank
Demerara. Phone 233-0617,

BARBER chairs to rent.
Contact Sall oRenny 669-
9112, 231-9294.

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2358. : J

Motoring 248 Forshaw and
Oronoaue Sts. "You train to Pass".
227-1063 226-7874, 644-7211.

Indera Singh Massage. If you
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with reflexology. Cell 615-6665.
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
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cardiovascular and respiratory
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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.

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Indian male, never married,
seeks female companion
between 20 50 rs. full details
including date of birth required.
Write to R.L. P.O. Box 12164
Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana.
SINGLE professionals and
other employed females 50p to
60s yrs. available for immediate
friendship. Interested males 50s
- 60s please call the Junior/
Senior Singles Dating Service 18
- 80 rs. Tel. 22 8237/648-
6098, F 8:30 am 5pm.
Sat. 10 am 4 pm.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxyg en Limited.
Phone # 266-217"1. .
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves stoves deep
frvers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
SEWING Machine Repairs.
168 Charlotte St., Bourda,
between Cummings & Light Sts.
Tel. 629-7396, 233-f1994 -
Gregory Ram.
FOR all your building
construction needs repairs.
painting and plumbing. Contact
AB Construction Services. Tel.
645-4587. 645-3897.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohame0
on 233-0591, 667-6644.
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of all types of pressure washer,
outboard engine, chainsaw,
brush cutter, lawn mower water
pumps, etc. Tel. 627-7835.
REPAIRS to refrigerators,
freezers, washing machines, etc.
All jobs done on site with three
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BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
experienced Cook and Pastry
Maker, one Domestic person. Ca I
PORTER a.nd Salesgirl.
Contact P. Ramroop and Sons,
1 @ OC-',.- Walk, Bourda. Tel.
227-- I
1 OFFICE Assistant. Must-
havo sound secondary education.
Attractive salary. C.all 2i8-4863
WANTED Labourers andJ
-If 2 3-239
9atn and 5 pm, ,'*on\ -- FIn
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57 Upper Robb St., Bourda
(between. Oronoque and Albert

ONE washman to work at
wash-bay. Must have experience
in washing and cleaning vehicle.
Tel. 220-405
PERSON to work in Record
Shop. Computer literate and
Handyman. Apply Majestics,
Middle Street, Gltown. Tel. 226-
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
.227-62 70.
in Kwakwani, Logging Camp.
CXC Accounts or 3 years Book-
keeBing experience. Tel. 623-
988 or 225-2471.
SALES Clerks must have
English, 2 yrs working
experience. person witp
written apple cation to Lens,
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/vile.
DRIVER. Must have truck
van, tractor & lorry Licence, 3
yrs. experience. Apply to Lens -
Sheriff & Fourth Sfs., C/ville with
written application and 2
VACANCY exists -
experienced Graphic Designer,
experienced Computer Operator.
Corporate Advocates 137 A
Duncan Street Bel Air Park. Tel.
# 223-7415/226-4147.
Kwakwani and Georgetown
Offices of-a logging/sawmillin.
business. CXC Accounts or CA
Level ?, computer knowledge, 2
yrs experience. Tel. 652-9475b.
VACANCY exists for a Shop
Assistant to work at
Latchmansingh Drug Store, 7
Camp & Norton Sts. ust have
computer experience, be able
to do Point-o-sale transactions.
IPpy in person or call 226-
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 Rgad Bourda.
PART-Time Manager. To
manage computer and literacy
pro ramme for school drop outs
at Mc Doom, EBD. Apply PO Box
10676 G/town, Guyana or call
266-2171, between 1 pm and 5
pm, Monday to Friday.
Accounts Clerks 25 35 yrs. Must
have CXC Maths & Accounts.
Porters needed. Apply with hand
written application,- Police
Clearance to Alabama Trading,
G/town, Ferry Stelling. Tel. 623-
LIVE-IN staff for clerical work
from Berbice and Esse uibo.
Qualifications: CXC English and
mathematics 1 to 3. D Lama
Avenue Bel Air Park. 225-4492,
225-9404. Monday to Friday -
8:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday
8:30 am to 1 pm. Boarding ana
lodging provided.............
SA reputable Construction
Firm has a vacancy for an Office
Assistant. The persons must have
a sound secondary education,
and possess either a bicycle or a
motorcycle. Interested persons
can contact the Administrative
Manager on telephone No. 225-

APPLICATIONS are invited
from suitably qualified person to
fill the pose of Manager for
Agriculture Farm:. Requirements
- university Degree in the field
of Agriculture or Guyana School
of Agriculture. Send all.
application to: Eugenev
Daniels, Lot 4 Bagotstown. Eadt
Bank Demerara.

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Requirements: (a) four (4) CXC
including English &
Mathematics (b) computer
literate, (c) advance Accounts
or equivalent. Apply in person
to: Friendship O-xyigen
Limited, 30 Friendship,
between the hours of 2 and 4
SUPERVISOR. Qualifications:
5 (CXCs) Mathematics. &
English Language inclusive.
Advance Accounts or
equivalent. Experience
minimum 3 years in similar
position. Apply in person to:
-riendship Oygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EB, between the
hours of 1 and 4 pm.
Qualifications: two subjects
CXC) Maths .and English,
Grades 3 & 4 will be accepted.
Experience will be an asset
but not necessary. Attractive
salary and other benefits.
Preferably person living on
EBD. Applyi in person to:
Friendship Oxyjen Limited, 30
Friendship, EB between the
jiours of and 4 pm.
EXISTS for a professional
Welder. Must be able to weld
cast iron and aluminium. 3
years experience will be an
asset and must be able to
fabricate. Top salary in the
Georgetown area andbonuses
will be included. Apply in
person with a Police Clearance
to: P & L En ineering &
Construction C. Ltd., 61E 2
David Street, Kitty, G/town.

7Graphics Artists
.Speed Typists
"One Printery Staff

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Training provided.
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82 Albert Street & R,.niu
Road, Bourda, Gitpwn.
Not later than April 5. 2007

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Mechanics to work pn heavy
duty engines particularly
Cummings, Detroit & CAT.
Must have practical
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knowledge of reading parts
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salary in the Georgetown area.
Apply in person with a Police
Clearance to: P & L
Engineering & Construction C.
Ltd., 61E %David Street. Kitty,
One (1) Female Office
Assistant. Must have knowledge
of Payroll. NIS, Filing and must
be computer literate. Must be
between the 3ier o 25 and 30
years old. ,1 r,, ,: knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
t'. o (2) years working experience.
Apply in person with a written
SI I and two (2)
references to Len's 136 Sheriff
& Fourth Sts C/vle. Tel: 227-
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CALL 263-5338. DEVELOPMENT 226-2803, .
-1 612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
42' in Rose Hall Village -
$12M neq. 226-3160 (Moe), ESSEQUIBO 56 HOUSE
36-6565 ]Janet). LOTS 600 000 PER LOT. CALL
- Yarrawhabra. oesd ke DEVELOPMENT 226-2803,
Linden Highway $700 000 612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
neg. Allan -# 650-8850. TABIRU 2b00q@YAHOO.CO.UK
Gardens 89 ftby 152 ft. Price MILLION 1 LAND ATATLANTIC 4icOLALTC Eii iSiiAr '. t
-$25M. Call: J2-0349. GARDENS $5.7 MILLION. ,
COetween-$5"00r and$5 & DEVELOPMENT 226-2803,
between $500 00 and 612 70 6-OA88 EMAILNDSL:
million, #644-1919. No agents TABIRU 2600@YAHOO.CO.UK INTRACOATALLANDS
please. Owners only. IRVEI SiDE LANDS
Enmore ECD. 137 feet by 218 ECD, PIGEON ISLAND DOUBLE Paria / LOOtUailt N1g.
feet. Call Tel. 220-9687. LOTB ENTERPRISE &
45, in Golden Grove EBD & DEVELOPMENT 226-2803 Warelehose / warehouse
$1.5M neg. 226-3160 (Moe). 612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL!
WHARF LANDS 17 TABIRU.2b00@YAHOO-CO.UK ava abe Lombatd
ACRES riverside land, EBD. 6 Str et e -I 8e .
ACRES riverside land, EBD. filendshin Sawmill Neg.
TEL2268 1, 625-162 4.
several lands and properties
withnpool and without pool.
arOpertEWith2poolon33s1n1of GUYSUCO4
1 G 6A24 TWO-BEDROOM bottom
SHERIFF Street 35M; GARDENS flat. Call 227-0809. No agent.
Gardens $5.5M, Queenstown FURNISHED flats for
- $35M. Bel Air Sprins -$50M TURKEYEN overseas visitors. Phone 227-
double. KEYHOMES 684- U K" TEEN 2995- Kitty.
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469. FOR overseas
SAILA PARK Vreed-en- 8000 SQ FT visitors apt. to rent in
Hoop, Housing Scheme. U r i, vKitty.r all t 226-1640.
House lot for sale near the Kitty. Call 226-1640.
public road. Prime location, 2 l FURNISHED house -
miles from V/Hoop Stelling. I I' 79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
Reasonable Price. Tel. #22 2250-6060, 626- 2 066.
7670 or 2540397. KITTY, Campbellville -
WE have land for the vflElIT U RE furnished and unfurnished 1,
following purpose Alberttown, 3-bedroom apts. 233-6160..
for school M & $19M, LBI '-lU B "" -i7. ... ...----..--- *.
Housing, business, Meadow PRIME business location.
Gdins. $7.8M, Lamaha ---*k 163 Alexander Street Kitty, to
Gardens $14M' Prashad HEALlet. Contact Shawn 621-2309
Nagar $8M. Phone 225-2626, or Sharon 226-4459.
L2- FC'225-30t68f.ONE 2-bedroom upper flat
LAND OF CANAAN, east of in Pike St., Kitty. Call 220-6121,
Public Road, half mile in, 60 after 6 -pm or 623-3228 -
acres developed, transported,
formerly used for sugarcane SOESDYKE EASTERN an.ime ...
cultivation. To be sold en bloc SIDE OF. ROADLAND OF FURNISHED apartments for
or parcels of ten acres. NOW CANAAN 10 AdCES 20,40 overseas visitors. Queen size
$3.2M per acre. No flooding. 80, 88 ACRES RIVER FRbONT beds and breakfast provided
218-2319. 15'ACRES, 25 ACRES. POKY Alberttown area. Call 227-7322.
SSIDE OFROAD LAND OF ACRES AND MUCH MORE. Eccles Park with single working
CANNAN 10 ACRES 20, 40 CALL RUQHAS REAL ESTATE female. Call 643-7 54, 643-
80 88 ACRES POKY DAM & DEVELOPMENT 226-2803, 4180..
HOUSE LOT 3MC ATH1 612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL: EXECUTIVE house grilled
ACRES AND MUCH MORE TABIRU 2b@YAHOO.CO.UK and mesed, hot and cold water
CALL RUQHAS 592-226- BAGOTVILLE 8 HOUSE tGelespRhonen. AC, Bely go ezilth
2803, 627-8891. LOTS $5 MILLION, DIAMOND Gardens. R226-95 en negotiate. el.
TONY Reid's Realty- LBEI NEW SCHEME $2.5 MILLION 1"226-9573. 1
Earl Court $3.5M Meadow NORTH ROAD $17 MILUION FOR; business available
Brook Gdns.. cornerlot $9M, CALL RUQHAS REAL ESTATE soon in Jackson Street, Tucville
Charlotte Street business &DEVELOPMENT 226-2803, 1 downstairs apartment,
piroperyi- 140 x 310 only 612-2704, 627-8891. EMAIL: suitable fbr cell store, pharmacy,
eenstown 160 x 60 TABIRU 200@YAHOO.CO.Uc. doctors' office, etc. Price
or US90000, Bel Air Spring- T A negotiable. Call 651-7571,
one bd?-left only Call EAST BANK LANDS -
Ms. King Ms Clement. Ms TIMEHRI- 2ACRES ROADTO CWO.rental two (2) flats
King 52626, 225-3068 RIVER- $10M KUR KURU 1 Reent oad, Bourda, Central
231-2064 ACRE TRANSPORTED $1M G/ Inter-connectable, kitchen
1 T UKURU KURU 116 ACRE,; facility. Ie n sleep seven (7)
E L. S H AN Rmore on mattresses.
RUIMVELDT PARK$6.9M or 'ARROWKABRA 1 gS .a e^ Ce ,i on623-0439.

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$658M; M 6 dow rook DEVELO3M eac ndPMENT 226-2803VEL bedro ktn and 21000 $ivi 00uarte
r. .ot .5M e a 2262 6 12-2804,62704,627-8851. $0001, 35 00 $45U S
ry ce mill Crane/. -0MAIL:3TARi. $500
a ola. I d 11.75M TBIRU2000YAHOO.COO.UK OK 0 S i se2n
Canal Nr.. : H.. OLD ROAD LANDS FMu -"o 2 000- 1 .

HIGHWAY L: P farmio a LOTS-3M EACH CRANE OLD Call 231 EN 3.
reus.o ".aI t ens B ROAD. HOUSE & LANDS l. OFFIor business space

.app. .:r i '. $16M. CALL RUQHAS REAL -r, .inent' aciousottom.
l.; .6 E.:. ESTATE & DEVELOP ENT S- lul i Had.1fairreld St. Werk-.
'/tbwn. Contact Lyndon
j114"75M''C'5min226-M $15M. VREED- -HOOP Amster4 or Roysdale Forde
226 n Tony R RIVds 226-ER03, 612-2704FRONT SIX BLOC on Tel. 2 be.7-1656 or 227-0676
EARL'S Court $5M. NEW ROAD &'HOUSE LOTS, dur~in_ Offce hours.
double lot; Alberttown 160 x 190 X 90 $3.5M EACH. CALL ONE-BEDROOM bottom flat
28, reducer from $9M to RUQHAS REAL ESTATE & apartment with inside toilet,
$6.8M Meadow 66, 5-30rook DEVELOPMENT 226-2803, bath kitchen and giving quarters,
reduced from $9.5M to $7.9M; 612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL: itlnitd- "t 47 D'Urban St reet,
7 acres of land over anookin TABIR200@YAHOO.CO.UK e serious inquiries
the Atlantic US$3500o.d plO.ns Providence DiUAond, Land of F O 52er en urie.

*oerpresenttandmmedit aaan (0 acrW orkEiRgVuHL prefe ESr.TATe &
Be Air Spings double lot NEW ROAD ERACREA -IX Working couperfrrdReta
I I 40 '06 1 ..f i ,, HOUSE LOTS. 12 5M. C A jE r I 7-1 0 *
,.,:,'e r, I,, .:.r H ..i i,-, i O LD R O A D LA N D S sar 1 4'__0'-- ___ .'.'. _
-,-r,,-.,i i,-u l _- i ,, EACH, LA UNION -4 HOUS.._ ,E E L,:,_,F .... i ,r
S."_ 'n ,. Ir'.'.I paiJ n anaLOTS-nd3MEACH CRANE OLD Prk CH.. RLOTTE STREET .
o.abrle 0i 'T 0 '1 ll' ROAD. HOUSE & LANDS -:,1i N US, 1 5,,
acres preen.y vacant. Pase $16M. CALL RUOHAS REAL U OTHE. ,N L L .UiA,' ,-J
3l i .a,- -. '.' r. E,, ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT h lull, rillElO.Ma i,_ r .rC ,
it n Tony Reid' 226-203.612-2704. 627-8891 rna0i-r 6r,'2 2 ber-rf .on ,'-
wReall y2 4 D2 200Y O C Uoble a
4,13. 17. .Co.-emal
S, 5-2709 r. bnal or a sa jns are

.esde v, ctmmerclal t nQ,.. -'4 hd..a,- $30 000 MONTHYL

dubdodns, appoved plar Providence Diamond, Land of o LA W- 1 00GROUND
tot present andmmted at anaan (80 acres) Meadow FLOOR US$2 600. CALL
0eelopmentn P .#T, BanR, Republic Park. EAST JRQHA REAL ESTATE &
,nr~iud 1-416; e- r Ihtei COA ST DEMERARA D"VELU PMENT- 226-2803.
cjtAud, A'o4 !rI- .6' A aT2DERnRe -627-8891 EMAIL.
a ,for4 sor ul A f a.icony . TABIRU_2000-YAHOO.CO.UK
I a.p a r t m e nts w r u l l d m n gq p a r i n qren n n n a nida l e C ,'u r a ,r. Par k C H A R L O T T E S T R E E T
courtA. y rA arden/ Luelqnan Oc.,'m V,._.roon BUSINESS S$1 800
oaura.t- orCi. ao d an. Perl Earl s C Huri Cna e, BUSIASO S T
avalabl-et Ir sad a another M3argot. Su,:C:'CE, HMpy DIAND US$1 200
-ppromiv 2u ms Atla nc ,.Jr,I ,- ,ar,',:, DIAMOND USA1 500.
Phase #4 2/ ap, proximately 2 DEMERARA "-.,'reed-en-Hoon PROPERTY $35 001)
acres presently vacant. Phase '.,-rEiA- Li 'range. OTHE-5 MONTHLY. CALL RUOHAS
#3 is 9 presently working Sand Port Mourant. Demerara River, REAL. ESTATE &
Pit. Asking only US$500 000. Sand Hills. JEWANRAM. CALL: DEVELOPMENT. 2262803.
Owner 226-1741 or 623- 270-4470, 227-1918, 623-6431. 612-2704, 627-8891. EMAIL:

1 3-BEDROOM upper flat in ROOM for single working SELF-CONTAINED rooms
Queenstown $50 000. 227- female. Tel. 227-09-28. for single working female. Also
0571,667-2390. 3-BEDROOM 2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
0571,N 66-20 f3-BEDROOM apt.,lower, 4545. 4 pm 6pm.
SHORT TERM RENTALS Bel Air Park. Call 225-2562, 619 54 4 pm pm.
PHONE 225-9944.fully furnished in Craig St.,
PHONE 2259944. 2-BEDROOM house- 60 0 ampbellville for overseas
FURNISHEDflatto overseas Back St., Mc.Doom. Call 231- uest. Short term. Call
visitors. Tel. 226-0242. 2743. 23-1329.
FURNISHED rooms for BOTTOM flat to rent. Cati UNFURNISHED 2-
single working male $4 500 220-2746 Atlantic Gardens, East bedroom top flat Bent St
wee~"ly.Tel. # 613-2647. Coast Dem. __ Wortmanville with overhead
RESTAURANT 130 000 3-BEDROOM house tank $40000. Call 648-
NEG. KEYHOMES 684-1852, Lamaha St., Queenstown $45 7504, 218-0287, 218-0392.
628-0715, 231-8469. 000 monthly. Tel. 225-3370. 3-BEDROOM HOUSE by
QUEENSTOWN US$25. ONE two-bedroom Upper itself 75 000, 1 top flat, fully
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628- flat 36 Bagotstown, EBD $35 .furn. -$75000. Unique Realty.
0715,231-8469. 000 monthly. Tel. 225-1165. Tel.227-3:.551.647-0856.:.......
HAPPY ACRES US$1 FURNISHED rooms single FURNISHEDtwo-bedroom
500. KEYHOMES 684-1852, person onl at Bachelor's apartment with air-conditioner,
628-0715, 231-8469 .Adventure, ECD. Tel. 229-6149 telephone and parking. K. S.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom flat Gloria. RA3 HUBIR Agency 642-
-.. . . . . . 0 6 36 .
located at 26 3'd St., Liliendaal.. BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
Tel. # 222-3436. $80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and ONE fully furnished 2-
WERK-EN-RUST, one cold, self contained, etc. Tel. bedroom top fat to rent, short
apartment to rent $45 000 628-6855 il term or onq term. Alexander
negotiable. Call 227-761. R MS and artments Ville. Cal226-9046 or668-
RO ,and, apartments
BEL AIR GARDENS-US$1 to let on a daily/nightly basis FURNISHED ROOM -
500. KEYHOMES 684-1852, from $4 000 daily. Call 227- DECENT SINGLE WORKING
628-0715, 231-8469. 3336/227-0902. FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
BEL AIR PARK US$800/ FURNISHED and secure (08:00 17:00 HRS.)
US$1 500. KEYHOMES 684- executive apartment with air- NEW spacious 2-flat
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469. conditioner telephone, parking. concrete, 6 bedrooms 2fle
REPUBLIC Park 4- Tel. .. 642-063 :........................ ... Airstrip area. Reasonable offer.
bedroom upper flat on 1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty. 222-7516, 621-2891.
soragebon" ne business Fully grilled, tiled ACwater 24 LUXURIOUS furnished
place--. 233-6160-.......-...... hours. etc. Price ($45 000) neg. two-bedroom apartment for
KITTY one fully secure, 2- Call 609-8315. overseas visitors and short term
bedroom aat. with telephone SUBRYANVILLE 2 rental. Call 226-1458.
from April 1. Tel. 227-6824. BEDROOMS $60 000. 3-BEDROOM top flat with
NEWTOWN, Kitty KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628- garage in Bel Air Village $55
furnished apartment suited for 0715, 231-8469. 00 per month. Strictly no
visitors. Tel. 621-3438, 609- agents. Contact Peter 227-
4899. ONE house by itself, 2933,644-1004.
1-BEDROOM bottom flat. Lamaha St., bottom flat, South BEAUTIFUL fully
80 Railway Line, Kitty. Call 227- Ruimveldt. Call Success Realty furnished 3-bedroom
7410. 225-6524, 628-0747. apartment. Short term for
ONE business place in FULLY furnished and secure oversee svisitosorselepthone,
Campbellville. Contact Mrs. executive concrete building with ec us u40 aily.. Contact 222-
Singh 223-1129. all modern facilities and 2063, 222-4071.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom swimming pool. Tel. 225-0545, UPPER flat of two-storeyed
room apartment rent $30 000 642-0636 building preferably for business
mthly. el 663-6338. 4-BEDROOM, 2-storey purposes, located at 3 Norton
NEW furnished two- house, 1 master, 'fully grilled Street, Werk-en-Rust. Call
bedroom apartment. For further overhead tanks, garage, large telephone 623-7594.
information, call 226-1458. t ardspace in Roxanne Gardens One flat 3-bedroom house
l 80 000. Call 218-4734 or located at La Grange West
ONE two-bedroom bottom 640-4573. Bank Demerara, less than 1
flat to rent in Kitty, from the 1 NEW 3-STOREY minute from the Harbour
oAr61 P8909. con 31-4902 CONCRETE BUILDING 25 X Bridge. Call Nik, Tel: 623-3576.
80. JAMES ST FOR business or school,
-- US$40 PER DAY, ROBB FOR BOND OR ROOMS US$1 town, Tor rent or sale. Also
STREETEXECUTIVE-US$500, 000 MONTHLY. CALL 648-7504, house and apartments.
QUEENSTOWN US$200. 218.0392, 218-4635. Excellent Realty. 227-8010,
&,DEVELOPMENT 226-2803 ACRES, 7 otsotoet.her.
612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL: 2ANA #2 AC7R S lo E ATLANTIC Gdns., Railway
TABIRU 200@YAHOO.CO.UK together $15M CANAL #1 15 Embankment 2-bedroom,
S PROPERTY IN SOUTH ACRES $M. HIGHWAY toilet and bath, bottom flat,
ROAD US$325. CAN USE FOR LAND KURU KURU 60 ACRES parking eot elare ard space.o
OFFICE SPACE & BUSINESS $7.75M, I1 LOT GROVE EBD rice neg. el. 220-7879, 610-
PROPERTY AT D'URBAN $1.5M. TEL. 226.8148/625- 4560.
CROSS STREETS US$500. 624. LG 4-bedroom furnished
CALL RUQHAS REAL ESTATE PRASHAD NAGAR US$1 house 1 master, 2 living rooms
& DEVELOPMENT 226-2803. 800 (2-STOREYi SOUTH 3 washrooms, parking, Ig yard
612-2704, 627-8891. EMAIL. RUIMVLDT US$ 300 B EL space, US$1 00, others
TABIRU 2b00@YAHOO.CO.UK AIR PARK EXECU E US2 furnished and. unfurnished.
SUBRYANVILLE US$375 5sO0 NORTH R AD, FULLY Call 226-2372..
$35 000 REPUBLIC DRIVE CONTAINED US$800. CALL St., Restaurant, Snackette,
B.V. 3-BEDROOM $35 000, RU HAS REAL ESTATE & Internet Cafe, office space,
SOUTH ROAD $18 000. CALL DEVELOPMENT 226-2803, Beautv Salon. K. S.
RU QHAS REAL ESTATE & 612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL: RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
DEVELOPMENT 226-2803, TABIRU 2600@YAHOO.CO.UK 0545, 642-0636. -
12704 627-8891. EAIL: .BEL AIR PARK (1).2- SUBRYANVILLE 2-
OIR-0faO.UK bedroonr apartment. furnshed a- bedroom fully furnished, upper
$8Q 000. 12| large 4-begroom flat apartment. Secured A C
US- furnisheA C US$1 500 telephone, parking, ho and
and (3B 3-bedroom fully cold. Call 613-6005, 226-1457.
",-'* furnis led rome fvil nice _Qarder, na
2-flat concrete can be used as unfurnished houses, flats and
business and residence US$1 offices Bel Air Gardens Bel
6500 and lots more all ver. Call Ai G ParkdS.ction K', "ittya
r..226-4I28. 1 -6.04.6124 amarmGn-detos-onja -
A" BOLUTE REALTY-O' TFor 225-7197, 623-2537;B .
'Homes ith Silyle" FULLY fenced and secure
-- NE C XcUTiV concrete bond (84' x 32'),
SNEWNT HAVEN EXECUTIVE suitable for processing plant,
RENTAL US$2 500, factory storage, etc. at Public
QUEENSTOWN US$2 500, Road, M Doom. Phone 226-
"i .1 i ili, \si ..,ii 226-2803. 612-2704 627-8891 apartment, one topflat three-
iEMAIL: TABIRU bedroom in Happ, Acres, ECD.
2000@YAHOO.CO.UK U_ Tel. 220-4156, 19-3643.
SJEWANRAM'SREALTY. LOT 194 Barr Street, Kitty
Executive Homes "Have Faith in Christ, today". 227- two-bedroom apartment
"1988 8 623.631. 270.44070 bottom flat $35 00. monthly ,
P ill AI Pl, i tI tSSiU l E Sm a i L No p- no p uarl-, n Teil e:..
ali-ltai wmull a.l ,Siiua. ewanareailyl 1'ar oo c.orn EECiT________ I
niti .iie S uis 0 IJ Sa GEORGETOWNT Lamaa nd FLurI.JISHEC 2.iedrooi
AW IAVEi uI$OB' -nardenS e0 S Ue Pak1 .bedroorr, fats silualeo
,Pltl l.B US 650, ".. Oi i ,r -Over looking the sea
'ii I$T tt Cum i , ins"H i o$. )Lle for Ove seas

ar oversee visitors. :ose to
N1.0 S ho T od etc

VI.. T r0 8 1 3i Call
irInIIAPMKl. CilJS' 1-I) L.B ".0 S U 11 .110 US$ 00 1: 1 Park one, 1 & fourUro1 apartment
S .llSS18$Dn HAY icres US2 S U n5 00 wdt rooms. Queenstown -
20LNuvenlr -U Le edential, from US$2
Orid iAup rrelrt L-i L 0.1.11 US$700/US$- 1000.
Limi ed enIi. Geo Geo rgetow n -. e r 8
W da, %%ilk all mnene nlrGeoagetowng- $10000 0 00 0 'EXECUTIVE houses by
hI.. .1difldfhtr.', i- 2 USSR000. Sheriff "emseive9 area ,- Ole. Atlantic
US1- 50O, North Rd-US$l Pice p -'Ii t0N0 &250
'arI,.,'s.ib)I II public ;00.Br,ckdam U i r0 blond Jneg Eriqui-,esis Call 220.
ir,nlr' inlip~irh ,.1 1-I1 .;1114' In resiau ants etc Ve iailles 021 Cell624--652P.
Jhu.l r s ef .i1e1i Rii i'.' e 'vr ulope US$3 000. 3 . . .
"_ic re\ r, .ljzdentlal,,office/bond QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
.t-SJ5 rJand,: Park nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
IIlv' ",0 withparking Vhce to rent. Suit-
,00,le-,.$60' iesai t able or oversees visitors on short
Pk. -$4 000, Albert ) ;n Office- term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-
$ 85 000 t. 1843.

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? l- l '31 i' < ri i i"--

to professional working, couple.
Three bedroom top tat fully
grilled AC, overhead tank. No
ets. Public Road, Mc Doom,
village. Phone 226-1903.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urbark Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street, Newtown and 575
Section A' Block 'X' Diamond,
EBD. Call 227-3067, 233-
2175, 623-1562.22
FOR overseas visitors.
Walking distance from
Stadium; Aerstelling Public
Road. Upper flat rooms,
lower flat --, rooms. Contact
Edward. Tel. 612-8879 265-
3651, 683-9255, 233-2868.
4-BEDROOM, 2-storey
hous e, 2 ,h2 baths, parking,
residential etc. r US$800
furnished 3-bedroom
residential home @ US$1 800;
furnished 2-bedroom top/
bottom apts. @ US$600,
residential. Others. Call 226-





bedroom to flat situated on
Public Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.
opposite Region 3 Regional
Office. Suitable for office or
resident. One unfurnished
room for commercial business.
227-1871, .646-2939.
TOP FLAT semi-furnished,
3 b/rooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself $95 000, B. A. P. -
UtS$1 200. Section 'K' US$700
SUS6003A0t.- $35 000, $45
000, 55 000, $6 000 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
rovideo r- i,.,-., iil area G/
town. L :"'j erT day. 226-
5369, 616-9110, 680-1482.
FINALLY a good home for
2007. Available one (1) bi 3-
bedroom top flat at 273 E La
Penitence, (Lamaha Park near
Lamaha Springs, North
Ruimveldt). Vehicle
accommodation, good roads,
house by itself breezy. clean -
55 000u. Contact A.A. Fenty
el. 218-1808, 622-6843. 226-
GARDENS $1 500 to US$3
500; Queenstown, Kingston,
Hihth reet Subryanville -
USJ3 000; u ccles, Diamond,
Bel Air Park 3-bedroom apt. -
US$800; Prashad Na:ar 5-
bedroom house U ST1 200.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
ONE four-bedroom, fully
furnished house self-
contained master bedroom two
additional bathrooms, hot and
cold water, Jacuzzi, secured
parking area, seven min.. drive
rom cricket stadium. Ideal for
short term overseas guests
groups, families, couples. Bed
and breakfast accommodation
available. Contact 681-5180,
663-8511, 222-2750.

2-BEDROOM apt. in
Tuschen. Contact Shaw 629-
KEYHOMES 628-0715/615-
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
RiOO, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
CORNER Bel Air Park -
$30M, nice. GANESH 611-
315 OR 665-7689.
SHELL Road. Kitty Station
St.. Kitty. Land only. New Road,
Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD. 684-

1 2-FLAT house concrete
and wooden house, good
condition. Hill St., Albouysfown.
Contact 223-4133.
CRAIG Street,
Campbellville, one corner
property for sale. Price $16.2M.
/elz226-8261 or 624-5082
Lot 202 Section 'C'
Enterprise East Coast
Demerara, z-storey concrete 5-
bedroom house. 611-8912, 227-
COUPLE looking for house
between $5.5 and $15.5
million. #644-1919. No agents
please. Owners only.
at Annandale West, East Coast
Demerara. Tel. 220-9687.
PROPERTY at Foulis
Housin Scheme, ECD. Price
negotiable. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 615-0054.
ONE 2-storey 4-bedroom
house with garage for sale.
Could accommodate two
families. Middle Rd La
Penitence. Tel. 227-6262.
CROAL/Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion. Ideal
international hotel $65.5M/
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
Rd. new concrete 2-storey, 4-
Sbedroom luxurious mansion
Ideal for large family $12M/
US$60 000. person's 226-
NEW Hope, EBD Road,
River, wharf, Ig. ships, ware
house, active general store.
Previous $20M/US$60 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
KINGSTON, near Foreign
embassies colonial mansion.
Ideal .international hotel
embassies $85M/US$425 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
CAMP/Robb vacant 3 2-
storey buildings road, alleyway.
Ideal 4-storey supermarket,
sublet 20 mini malls $40M/
$26M/US$130 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496/668-2544.
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool $13M/US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
HAVE you buildings for
sale? AA Eccles, S/ville. R/Park.
We have buyers US Dollars.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB, Bourda Market 2-
storey concrete building road,
alley, previous $75$50M.
Owner needs medical US$225
000, Ederson's 226-5496.
GUYANESE overseas
owners of buildings, trying to
managing their property. losing,
millions. Ederson's Realty has
professional management
services. __C-alltoday 276-5496.
BRICKDAM vacant 2-
storey 4-bedroom colonial
mansion. Ideal international
hotel insurance 8 45M/
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-6
G/TOWN Central Ideal 5 3-
storey buildings. Rent will pay
mortgages, international hotels.
area tennis, swimming pool -
So70M neg. US$350 000.
Ederson's 226-5496/668-
business investment, new 2-
storey concrete building. Bottom
general store $8.5M/US$42
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
new, 3-bedroom wooden
building. If qualified, move in
today $3.5M/US$18 000,
Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Ruimveldt -. vacant
new 2 note flat concrete
buildings, 4 luxurious bedrooms
area for tennis, swimming pool
$12.5M/US$62 000.
Ederson's 226-5496/668-
NORTH Rd., G/town Central
vacant 2-storey concrete
building. Ideal insurance
internet. Inspection anytime -
$25M/US$125 000: Ederson's
NON Pariel. ECD 2-storey
concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn tennis,
swimming $16M/US$80 000.
Ederson s 226-5496.__
BB Eccles vacant new 2
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion parking, AC,
inspection anytime. Ederson's
TWO-FLAT concrete
building with land in excellent
location for sale by owner at
Parika, Region Three at the rear
of GBTI Building. Three
bedrooms, bath, toilet upper,
all living accommodation,
toilet, bath, etc. lower. Can be
used as residential night spot,
restaurant, etc. Call 455-2512.

15M. NICE. GANESH 611-
KEYHOMES -684-152, 628-
0715, 231-8469. 6
BEL AIR Park $26M neg.,
executive Nandy Park $17M,
Eccles 17M new. KEYHOMES
- 615-8734, 625-0715, 231-
ONE going business premises;
one secured beautifully tiled office;
one three-bedroom house fully
killed in New Amsterdam. Tel:


pOMnETa ms

Int r BeiAir G ven,
Mnaa Gardens, t aW o
Gardens, Atla Gardeans,

Happ Aces, et
Jewanram's Realty
"A Trusted Name"'
227-1988, 270-4470,623-431

EXECUTIVE concrete
building with three self-
contained bedroom and- all
modern facilities. Vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
2-FLAT concrete houses,
Public Rd., WED. Price
negotiable. Call 263-5490, 8 am
- pm.
FOR business or school, tidy
large property, central G/town
for rent or sale. Also house and
apartments. Excellent Realty.
227-8010, 625-7090.
NEW spacious 2-flat 6-
bedroom concrete building, 3
bedrooms each, self-contained,
Ogle. Airstrip area. Excellent
location. 222-7516, 621 -2891.
FOR sale 1 3-bedroom, 2
bathrooms, domestic dwelling,
situated af 194 Imax Housinga
Scheme, Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara. Contact telephone
No. 218-1472, between 08:00
hrs and 14:00 hrs.
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$294 000 or neg. Phone
No. 954-294-7373.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner Iot -
$1 M neg. Contact 227-6204.
ONE 4-storey concrete
property in Anna Regina valued
86M, reduced to $38M for
Bank, School, Mall, University,
Insurance Complex. Phone 225-
2626, 225-5198, 225-3068.__
BEL Air Park, Bel Air Spring,
Prashad Nagar, Charlestown,
Subryanville, Campbellville
Alberttown. Kinqston. Contact
Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.
LAND with 2-bedroom
wooden house situated at 23
Section B, west of the Public
Road, Grant No. 1780 Crab
Wood Creek, Corent ne, Berbice.
Contact # 648-3587 (Leroy).
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house and land for sale, situate
at Lot 834 Yarrawkabra, East
Bank Demerara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24 ft., size of land 200'
x 130.7 201.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002.
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, Tour-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet, hot and cold viewing
gallery, house 28' x 75', land -
5 1 1 00' .
CORNER 22 Fort Street
and Wight's Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown, 2-storey concrete 4-
bedroom, building, 2 garages.
Best property best location. Land
size appr. 100 ft. by 90 ft. Big
investor can erect a 4-storey
concrete mansion. Call now.
Phone 225-9201:
AUTO SALES we buy and sell
properties and used and new
vehicles. One property located
on Regent St. $.14.5M one
land located at Mc Doom village
$4.5M. Add: 107 Regent and
Light Streets, ,.. i door to
Digicel. Tel. 223 '.

DEVELOPMENT 226-2803 612-
2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
612-2704, 627-8891. EMAIL:
226-2803, 612-2704, 627-8891.
BUSINESS- $60M, $68
$65M,$4i3M SOUTH ROAD-
612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
612-2704, 627-8891.
DEVELOPMENT- 226-2803,
612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
226-2803, 612-2704, 627-8891.
DEVELOPMENT 226-2803 612-
2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
612-2704 627-8891 EMAIL:
612-2704 627-8891. EMAIL:
KITTY $4.5M, $5M,
$7.5M, $8.5M, $14M, $15M.
RD. $7M $12M SOUTH New
house $8M & $6.5M. Bent St. -
$4M. LAND Ogle $7M.
Charlestown $1.2M. Meadow
Bank double lot] $5M, Dowding
$5M, $6M. Diamond $550
000. Enmore Public Rd. $7M.
Call 231-6236.
PROPERTY for sale by
owner in Bartica, Region Seven.
transported land one hundred
and eighty feet length and sixty
feet width with three residential
buildings with all conveniences:
Roadside building three
bedrooms, kitchen, oilet bath -
upper, lower two bedrooms,
two baths, two toilets, spacious
dwelling, business premises, etc.
with a variety of bearing fruit
trees. Call 455-2512.
GOD'S Favourite Realty -
Queenstown two properties in
poor condition on large lots,
reduced to US$95 000, one
three- storey Queenstown
property on triple lot, ideal for
school, hotel US$148 000,
Prashad Nagar, executive
property US$80 000, Kitty 3-
familyr -US$50 000, Lamaha
Gardens large concrete house
on double lot, Sec. 'K' new
concrete reduced from $36M,
or US$140 000, Meadow Brook
Gardens on US$80 000
Subryanville, mansion on
double lot reduced to US$220
000, East La Penitence $7.5M,
Republic Park only US$80 000.
E m a i I :
Call MR. Ronald, Indhal, Ms
Persaud- 225-5198, 225-3068
or 622-6937.

SCaHt Anytme

aert ON K (cANILL

Air Park, Garnett Streets,
Section K, Blygezight Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, BB Eccles -
$14.5M & $30M, Campbellville
- $16.5M Kitty $10M, South Rd.
- $8M, D'Urban St.- $4.2M,
Regent St. $14.5M, Kitty -
$4.2M, Grove $4.5M & $1 M,
Diamond $8.5M, Prospect -
$15M, Goedverwagting- Public
Road, Kersaint Park, Triumph -
$8.5M and $6.5M, Lusignan,
Annandale, Best Village (three
lots with house), Enmore, Non
COMMERCIAL: Kingston -
$60M, Croal Street $60M,
Brickdam'- $130M, Queenstown
-- $50M, Camp Street $60M &
$80M, $45M, Alexander Village
- $30M, Friendship $13M,
Palmyra $60M.
WITH BOND $45.5M, Water
Street $35M & $70M,
Wellington Street US$2 000
Regent Street $124M, $30M,
$25M and $45M, Camp Street -
$45M, Avenue of the Republic
- US$2M, High Street $75M,
Thomas Street $75M, Thomas
Street $75M, Stanleytown,
New Amsterdam $25M,
(WHARFAGE), New Amsterdam
- Land US$5 US$9 per sq. ft.
David Street, Duncan Street,
Quamina Street, Enmore.
Alexander Village $7.5M,
Blankenburg 8 K acres, and
16 lots $15M, New Hope, Mc
Doom, Friendship, Soesdyke,
Sheet Anchor, Berbice 46
houselots or oil terminal,
Golden Fleece. EAST BANK
MOVEMENT Alexander
Village, Prospect, Diamond,-
Grove, Craig, New Hope,
Friendship, Soesdyke, Mc Doom,
Agricola, Meadow Bank.
HOUSELOTS: Campbellville.
.David Street, Oronoque Street,
Kitty Public Road, Meadow
Brook Gardens, Lusignan,
Enterprise, Earl's Court,
Vryheid's Lust, Meadow Bank,
Craig, Pouderoyen, La Grange.
AG RICULTURE: Land of Canaan
for aquaculture or housing
project 40 acres or 280 house
lots $140M, Johanna Cecilia -
40 acres $40M, Mahaicony -
100 acres 18M (rice or cattle).
left bank, Demerara River.
suitable for making glass, filling
beaches and construction.
US A CALL ON 226-4362 OR

Bel Afr Park-seg,
Certida Park 35M Earl ~ent1 6B
Oleander eardess-Meg.
Uryheids Luslti wflar shop Neag.
Quamina Iormerly Murray St.

CONTACT # 623-0957.
628-3245, 270-1709.

_ 1 11_1___ I

3-BEDROOM house Pin.
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara, in gated community
with 24 hours security. Modern
finish throughout. Fully
furnished, fenced and
landscaped. Solar hot water,
phone and all utilities. Move
in condition, immediate
possession. Phone 264-2946,
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 garae, front
view to Public Road.Lot Nandy
Park, EBD. Interested person only
to call. Dav 226-7806; evening
factory on roadside, on 11 acres
of land. Buildings are over 20
000 sq. ft. of accommodation.
Priced for quick sale $68M
farge 3-storey concrete ideal
for residence or school -- 60M.
BEL AIR PARK very nice 3-
bedroom home $30M and
another 3-bedroom $30M and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY. "The Home of Better,
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.M) Alberttown business
and residence $14.5M, Sec
'K'- $17M, BelAir Park -19M,
Meadow Brook $16.5M,
D'Urban Back Land $11M,
Prashad Nagar-$12M, Call Ms
Clement 225-226 225-
5198. NoW today. It's all up to
your faith only.
$34M & $29M, Nandv Park -
$30M, Diamond $4.5M to
$14.5 Ruimzbight Garden -
$31M, Enmore huge concrete
property reduced to $16.5M,
Subryanville on double lot;
Substantial properties in
Queenstown & Lamaha
Gardens, Vlissengen Road,
Sheriff St., GuySuC-o Gardens,
Le Ressouvenir & Republic
Park with pool, Albert own -
$22M, Cummings St. $12M,
Kitty $5.9M, Craig $7M, Mc
Doom'- $4.5M, Leonora -
$12.75M Crane Public Rd.,
land $3 & $5M, properties
with rice mill $45M, 15 acres
Canal #1 $11.75M, Non Pariel
$4.75, Annandale $5M,
David St. $26M. TEL 226-


PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-.
NEW 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers, 2800
watts. Call 226-2913, 615-
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456,
ith combination and key lock.
el 223-6333 or 623-4446.
S 2 PURE Bred German
Shepherd young adults,
English bloodline. Call 625-
SHERWIN Williams Super
Paint 5:gls. pail and 1-gal.
All colours. Tel. 220-1014.
ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting plIan 8, 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
2 POOLS Tables. Good
condition. Call 268-3548.
ONE L. T. D 550 cc
Kawasaki. Tel. 646-5599 or
ONE 14-ft. enclosed canter
tray. Ideal for canteen or small
shop. Call 621-2859 or 260-
INTEGRATED amplifier
800 watt and one pair speakers
boxes, 1 600 watts each. Call
622-0267, 629-2239.
STEREO set in pieces,
Amp., deck CD player, horn,
equaliser, cross over, mixer.
Call 220-7252.
GOING cheap 2 fridges.
Excellent condition. Contact
Mr. Ogle 668-6178, 680-
FOUR (4) Slate pool tables,
USA made. Tel. 265-2103 -
after lunch. Price $600 000
neg .
TIBETIAN Terriers 6 wks
old Pitbulls 2 mths old,
Doberman 3 mths old. Call 227-
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
TOP brand cell%'phones at
discount prices. By order only.
E m a i I :
Terrier pups, fully vaccinated -
$20 000. Contact 623-6400.
ONE 365 six-cylinder Ford
cargo diesel engine 1 4-
cylinder Ford Cargo diesel
engine. Tel. 220-1068, 626-
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.
Doberman pups, 4 months old,
vaccinated and dewormed. Tel.
# 222-5013.
ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y, good condition.
Price $40 000. Call 617-8242-
ONE 850 mini car, one
double stall in Bourda Green's
newly built over. Contact # 233-
059Y, 667-6644.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-
NEW 13 cu. Ft. Ultra Chef
display cooler, 3 year warranty
$179 000 neg. Contact 616-
2126 or 644-6637.
1 MID Range speaker box, 2
- 12" eminences. 4'- bullet
tweeters. 2 10" horns, well
covered. Call 623-7875.
ELECTRIC oven. (1 000 W
auto transformers new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
NEW shipment of Lister
Petter engines and generators
from 3 KVA to 20 KVA. Also
Lister welder. Contact 624-
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, 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
ONE Honda 5Hp pressure
washer, excellent working
condition $60 000 neg. Tel.
OR 619-5505.
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
Swashing machine, pressure
pump. automatic air pressure
tank. pel. 275-0041.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm or
any time on weekend or Shobha
OXYGEN and acetylene
ases 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 gas. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4pm), Mon.
to Fri.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
SHRINK wrap 18" x 1000
# Cool brands. Tel. 226-4165.
Fax: 226-4050, 624-1160-140
Regent Rd., Bourda, G/'.wn
PURE Bred Doberman pups
6 weeks vaccinated &
dewormed. All colours G$22
000 each. Tel. 625-6006.
5 NEW ACs 18.5 adapters
for various models of. Hp
Compaq lap top computers $7
500. Call Mark 618-6572.
RICE Mill No. 5, all modern
machinery full electrical
packing and sealing machine.
N. 68 Corentyne. Contact 338-
1 Bar-B-que grill $20 000,
one lar e Avanti fridge $58
000. Ca ll 646-5988, 226-2053.
SPADS 2-tank water filters
for sale including fittings.
Purchased only 15 mths ago.
Owner leaving country -
US$500 negotiable. Cell 664-
GOING away sale king size
bed, 7-pc dinette set, oversized
chair set from Melsha and other
household appliances. Call
Mark 618-6572 or 614-9843.
1 DELL C521 Computer
AMD3200 (2.0 GHZ) 512MB
-80GB 16X DVD-ROM, 17" flat
screen, new in box G$160 000.
Tel. 233-2546, 623-0501.
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ONE White Westinghouse -
US imported, standing style.
non-frost freezer. Inside
measurements,- 12.0 cubic feet.
Inexpensive. Contact Tony@
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower.
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor, 1 2
'/2" Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000
generator. Call 267-2329.
I BOAT for sale 96 tons,
length 79 feet, widpth 22
fee? depth 12.1 feet, steel hull,
CAT D353E 425 H engine. Call
Roxanne -225-4076 or 680-
6348. . ...... ..
2 FISHING boats brand
new seine and engine, 48-ft. 4
Yamaha 40-Hp engine. 400-lb
Banga Mary 3-inch net ice box
holds 10 G00-lb ice. Tel. 220-
5728, 650-9764
1 200 HP Yamaha out
board engine (working).Price -
$650 000. 1 18 000 watts
diesel generator working). Price
$380 000. Call 661-0122 or
(MIGRATION). Households -
microwave, .TV, VCR. computer,
music system car, wardrobe,
vanity, cameras, head light -
Toyota SERA. Much more,
Phone 223-1885, 642-3722.
SALES on equipment, Dell
Laptop, mini DVD camcorder,
professional speaker amplifiers,
EQ crossover, TV, microwave,
CD/DVD Burner. Call 645-1059,
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

1 BROWN Doberman pup -
4 mths old fully vaccinated and
dewormed for sales or exchange.
Call 256-0319.
ONE brand new Desk top
Photocopy machine. For more
information, call 227-6717, 642-
BEAUTIFY your hotels,
apartme'hts, residence, etc. with
various kinds of plants, palms,
hanging-baskets. We also do
plant rentals. Joseph Barrow -
220-0432, 227-8013, 622-2772,
Generator, Perkins engine, Key
start diesel, 1 year old $3M1
19KVA generator, Germin
engine $B00 000. Raj. Tel.
.275-_0208,_Cell_626-035G. .
JOINER Planer and Mort.,
440 volt $5O000, table saw
with engine $500 000, Drill
p.ess, 440v, sander 440v planer
440v, band saw 240v. Raj Tel.
275-0208, Cell 626-0350.

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Games madness!!
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Play station 1 tr pos

Sports racing,
need forspeed,
and lots more
Choose from 100 games
available only at

Guyana Variety Store
& Nut Centre
08 Robb Seet, Lac ym.

Tel. 225-4031
'With no other branches"

1 GX 90 Mark 11 car in
excellent condition, 1 Long
wheel Base Land Rover,
excellent condition. Quality
bloodline Pit Bull pups, 6 weeks
old. Contact 645-4587, 645-
3897, 613-1961.
furniture sale. All types for all
classes at unbeatable prices.
Free delivery: Morgan's
Furniture Store, 167 Charlotte
Street, Lacytown. Tel. #226-
4129, 4 doors, west of Camp St.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive. 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
AUTO International the
American Spare Parts Dealer
and Service in all American,
European and Japanese
Spares. Automatic & standard
transmissions specialist. Tel.
223-0145, 225-5509, 628-9793.
HURRY HURRY Steel rods.
In various sizes 1/" 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.
CAUSTIC soda 55 Ibs $4
640, alum, 55 Ibs $5 800, Soda
ash, 55 lbs $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.
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 %Y-ton bucket with
hydraulic hose and control
valve. Contact 612-6165, 270-
4165 8 pm- 5pm, 270-4102
5 pm 9pm.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable prices.
Ruimzeight Gardens WCD. Tel.
619-9853 or 269-0671 after 3
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, 1 Radial
arm saw square block 4", 6", 7
8", 9" slotted blades 3", 4", 6",
8". 10" bolts & nuts for 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 1Q00 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete with wires, disco lights,
fogging machine. One Nissan 4x
4 complete with bed liner search
lamps and winch. Call 263-7305
or 618-8996. -
x space saver quiet drive thread
mill 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 Samsun
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-

IS. CONTACT 226-0986.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
623-5534, 227-3717.
SEATER BUS. CALL 617-0597.
I VANATTE minibus, PEE
series, good condition. Tel. #
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880,
1 HILUX 4 X 4 AC. CD
$2.9M. TEL. 227-2664. .
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition, a/c. Contact Numbers:
610-9218, 231-9140
1 MF 399 TRACTOR 580 C
Hymac, 1 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Call 616-9402.
ONE Austin Maestro 500
car, one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013.
1 AT 170 CARINA EFI, 1
Long Base RZ minibus, EFI. Tel.
229-6533, ..613-2798.
KITTY one fully secure, 2-
bedroom apt. with telephone
from April 1. Tel. 227-6824.r
ONE AT 212 Toyota Carina
in very good condition. Call 624-
0069, 621-9235 anytime.
1 DODGE Dacota Sport
pickup King Cab under 20 000
miles. Tel. 222-5741, 650-8393.
1 LONG Base RZ minibus -'
clean, mags, tint up, music. Price
$980. 000. Tel. 612-9041.
ACURA Legend and Nissan
300 ZX Sports, fully loaded,
leather, DVD. Tel. 226-6432,
ONE Toyota Dyna Canter
16-ft. tray. Immaculate
condition. Call 621-2859, 260-
FULLY loaded Toyota Four
Runner, 4-door, V6 $1.4M. Tel.
220-1324, 223-5324.
ONE RZ minibus, BHH
series, long base excellent
condition. Price $1.4M neg.
Call 227-3862, 622-6673.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in
excellent condition with all bars,
1 Nissan 4 x 4, Nissan Caravan.
Tel. 225-8802, 629-5387.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one*
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
1 AT 170 Cariia PGG series
automatic, fully powered, mags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 000
CALDINA Wagon 5E, auto,
fully powered, fresh from Japan.
74 Sheriff St. 226-9109.
ONE PEE series, Nissan
Vanette, working. Price
negotiable Call 225-2396. 613-

1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump. 20-
cyd. Tray.Price neg. Cal 640-
CORONA AT 170, Carina AT
170, Corolla AE 91 and AE 100.
Contact City Taxi Service- 226-
1 TOWNACE minibus, 3Y
engine, stick ,year, engine
recently rebuilt, excellent
condition. Contact 627-8989.
1 RZ minibus, EFI, cat eye,
L/Base, 1 AT 170 Cqrona. Al in.
excellent condition.-',Phone 268-
............ . . . . . .. . . . . .
1 SUZUKI 750 dSX. Almost
new. Owner leaving country.
Phone 256-3749, Cell 685-
2260, 617-3721. '
excellent condition, mags, etc.
Price neg. Owner Feaving
country.el. 220-9818, 684-
1 LEYLAND 420 truck 1
Ford 4000 Tractor, 1 Corolla AE
81. All reasonably priced. Tel.
265-6058, 629-1515.
ONE RZ minibus EFI BHH
series, excellent condition,
mags, music. Call 229-6206,
65T 1425. -.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims, 4
AGE, 20 Valve engine, Pioneer
music system, crystal lights.
Contact 641-4210.
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona,
excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone

AT 192 $1.5M, G-Touring
Wagon $1.5M, Mitsubishi
Lancer $1.6M. Unique Auto
Sales 647-0856, 227-3551.
TOYOTA Nadia 1999 2
000 cc, W/CD, ABS 17" rims,
economic engine, PKK series -
$4.5 million negotiable. Tel.
1 TOYOTA Dyna 1.5-ton
truck, 1997 model, 5-FWD
manual, Diesel, double wheel
at back. Terms available. Call
AA 60 CARINA. Price $200
000; one RT 100 gear box -
$20 000. Phone 444-2461 or
622-6387 (Cell).
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition, needs
body work ,tape deck, AC etc.
Tel. 617-40613225-6236.
FOR sale by owner AT 212
Carina, late PJJ, DVD 15" nickel
rims $1 650 000 neg. Contact
229-6842, 646-2401.
diesel minibus. Reconditioned
registered $2.5M. Call 222-
4-53, 645-8870. C 2-

loaded and registered with PJJ
number. In excellent condition.
No reasonable offer refused. Tel.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf, 5-door,
4 x 4 automatic, fully powered,
AC. crash bar etc. in
immaculate condition. $2.3M
neg. Call 276-0313, 626-1141.
ONE Toyota Hiace minibus
in ood condition. BJJ series,
IKZ TE 3.0 diesel engine.
Contact Hazeline or Brenda,
telephone Number 226-3978.
1 GT TURBO Starlet -
chrome rims, music sets, sunroof,
muffler, timer and alarm systems,
AC etc. Must be sold. Contact
270-4250, 613-0285. .
canter truck, diesel engine.
power steering, etc.. in excellent
working condition. $875 000.
Call 27-0313, 626-1141.
,580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-.
3404,.222-6708 ...............................
1 DUMP truck 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good working
condition. For more information
Contact: 264-2946.
ONE 2000 limited Toyota 4-
Runner powered leather seats,
sun roof, 20" rims, alarm
ionleer DVD Player, etc. Call
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up. .recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103, 616-0956.

1 RZ MINIBUS long base,
late BHH, AC CD player, mags.
Tel. 233-2939 or 616-2939.
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue, PKK series, W/ CD, AC,
etc. 4 20" mao rims (nickel).
W/6 lugs. Tel. 231-0336, 625-
AT 192- -$1 150 000, RAV-
4 -PJJ series, mags, roof ack,
etc. $2.6M. Clean. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
AT 192 $1.3M G-Touring
Wagon 17" rims roof rack, etc.
Unique Auto Sales -227-3551,
Series $ 1150 000 neg., 1 AT
170 Corona, PGG Series, 45
engine $950 000 neg. Call
222-2640, 613-8221.
excellent condition; 2 AT
192 Carina EFI, fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors
good condition, cD/Tap
player, bubble tray, dual air
ag, nag rims, etc. $5.5M
neg. Tel. 220-7416.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry,
AE 91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288, 231-0555. All prices neg.
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EFI, mags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
$700,000. 1 Nissan FB 13 Stick
ear $500,000. Call: 629-
1 LADIES motorcycle,
80CC, 1 EP 71 Starlet 4-door,
1 Toyota Townace minibus, 12-
sealer. No reasonable offer
refused. Call 623-8682 Willie.
RZ minibuses top series, music,
maas. etc. 225-9700, 609-
660. Behind Brickdam Police
Station. Credit available.
1 AT 192 CARINA maq,
music PHH series. 1 AE 10
Sprinter leather interior,
music, AC. mag, PKK.
Lumaneir Camry. Owner
leaving 624-8700, 613-5000,
alloy rims CD chaner, leather
interior, layer, fog rights, fully
flared PKK series etc. Price -
$2.2M. Contact Fazela Auto
ales 276-0245, 628-4179.
ONEAT 190 Corona auto,
fully loaded, mags, etc. One
AE 100 Marino auto, full
powered, etc. Tel. 270-4465,
1. TOYOTA Carina 212
PKK series, excellent
condition. Call 218-4863.
1 TOYOTA .Townace
small bus, 12-seater, ood
condition. Priced to go -$600
000. Contact 35 Seaforth St
C/ville. Phone 231-1271, Cel
610-2037 Hyneter.
G-TOURING Wagon new
from Japan 5A, automatic,
sun roof, rear spoiler,
performance suspension, cargo
cover. fully powered
immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. -226-9109.
Wagons, 2 small buses 2 canter
trucks, 3 pick-ups 2 x 4 and 4 x
4 225-9700 609-6600, 233-
2336 anytime. Behind
Brickdam Police Station. Credit

AT 192 Carinas one 212
Carina, fully loaded with mags,
music, air-conditioner. 225-
9700 609-6600. Behind
Brickdam Police Station. Credit
Toyota 4-Runner, 5-door, mags,
side step bar, crash bar, og
lamps, air-conditioner, music

refurbished, split lights,AC, P
PM PS allo wheels, tape
deck $i5000&.AE81 Sprinter
sed font bum -crystall t back
etcd shield. T70. 69-6087,33
2336 anytime. Credit
available. *

cheap, cheap cars from- $300
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona

author. AutomatiE 81 Corolla -ecently

forward mags 2 HB 12 Sunny -
automaticshed, nickel mags ACsunPW
roof, fulloaded. 225-ta700
dec- 0 000233AE33 printer
used RZ miont bumper, EFrill, back
wind shield, cat el. 69-5087,
............i........... ......... ..... ..-
cheap cheap, 2004cars. from $300
000undrAT 150 Corona -
automatic, AE 81 Corolla 5-
automatic, nickel mags, sun
roof25-0773 (0),fully loaded. 225-970700
609-6600, 233-2336. Behind
Brickdam Police Station. Credit
FOR the best
reconditioned vehicles in stock
are IRZ minibus, EFI, new
model, cat eye, diesel; RZ, AT
192, 2004 Tacoma 4 x 4,
Tundra 4 x 4, AT 212, new
model, canter trucks. Credit and
Trade-in available at Paul
Camacho Auto Sales. 111
Croal St., Stabroek, (between
Albert & Oronoque Sts.). Tel.
225-0773 (0), 629-7070 @.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 2007 33

AT 192, AT 212 Corolla,
Honda Civic. AE 100 Corolla,
Hilux 4 x 4 Tacoma, Toyota T
100. Price 1.1 million $4
million. Contact us at Royal
Auto Sale on Tel. 227-2664,
612-6333, 609-9112 or 212
Almond and New Garden Sts.,
1 2000 model AT 212
Carina, fully loaded DVD
Pioneer Surround 6-disc,
change, remote start, alarm,
automatic17" chrome. mag
rims and tyres, leather interior,
very low mileage. .Call 613-
0613, 669-0724.
series, excellent condition.
fully automatic. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Guyana (behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church, South into
George-Street). Tel. 226-9951,
226-5546, 231-74.32.
GX 91 MARK' 11, PJJ
series, excellent condition fully
automatic. Pete's Auto Sales
Lot 02 George Street, Werk-en-
Rust. Georgetown. Guyana
(behind Brickdam Cathedral
Church, South into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951, 22-6-
5546, 231-7432.
series, excellent condition,
fully automatic, show rooms
style. Pete's Auto Sales Lot
02 George Street. Werk-en-
Rust. Georgetown. Guyana
(behind Brickdam Cathedral
Church. South into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951, 226-
5546, 231-7432.
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy.
-, -II -~ii d vehicles locate
South Rd. & Alexanaer i.
- AT 170 Carina & Corolla, AE
100., Sprinter & Corolla, AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina Mitsubishi
Lancer. Long and Short base
,. ,,- ,-:1845 Mon. -

USED vehicles SV 42
and 40 Camry 212 Carina
Lancer, AT 192 Carina. AE 100
S. ,.-r .:, :1 AT 170
C -, ,-, ...:,r,:,- 91 Sprinter/
C .-,ii *,,.T,:,|.|,, W agon. ET
. Corolla AE
S'. -.-:, r --.,-, LaurelR FB
*i -,:-iiii'- :-.,.-,',, '::AV-4. CRV.
. ,_ : ckup 2 x 4.
-.7 i Ph,. i. i 1 .T dra, Toyota
r,. Surt RZ buses. Small
-and i-n"n other. Contact
at Fi- 1 Auto Sales -
16 Lamaha and De Abreu
Streets. Newtown. Kitty. 225-
1103. 650-7264, 664-2886
Credit can be arranged
V 1 i i excellent
r -. Galant.
Lancer. Premio 210
Corona, 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina. AE 110 Corolla and
Sprinter. AE 100 Corolla &
Sprinter, G & L-Touring
Wagon AT 170 Corona and
Carina. AE 91 Sprinter and
Corolla. 1ll hi !. .:.,-_
excellent ',:. ,,, r. :
RZ Long ...'r.. --
and-.C/tor BHH and BJJ series.
Town Ace and Lite Ace.
automatic and gear. 4-
RUNNER: Single and Extra
Cab. 4-Runner CRV and RAVA-
4. PHH and PJJ series. Pete's
Auto Sale, Lot 02. George
Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Georgetown. (Behind
Bricksam Cathredal Church.
South into George Street). Tel.
226-9951, 226-5546. 231-
- - - -...... ....- .. -.....
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ 80. Automatic transmission
3F engine. 4 500 cc engine,
EFI. fully powered, windows,
door locks, self start alarm, AM/
FM,'stereo and CD player.
automatic Def lock for four-
wheel drive inside, leather
seats, high and low range drive,
4 new Good Year tyres and mag
rims size (16) crash bar fog
lamps, adjustable steering
wheel, roof rack back lights
grilled, back toe bar, 5 doors.
sun visor, power steering, new
12v battery, back and front
wiper, air conditioner.
excellent, power mirrors, fully
security system from theft, 2
years 10 months old. PJJ series.
immaculate condition.
excellent interior and fuel
consumption, well kept. never
went in the Interior. Owner
mi rating S8.6M, neg. 641-
21 .DIESFI .
rw ,-" _- GI E
STREEtS', 'CAIwP etI tt'E
226-4939/683-6322. A NAME

NISSAN B13 Motorcar, PEE
series. Price $575 000 neg.,4
Contact 623-2247.
NOW in stock 2L and 5L
Diesel Xtra Cab 4 x 4 Pickup
Soyota not yet registered -
$3.9M: Toyota Sequoia (Land
Cruiser) 2004 model S15M;
Toyota Surf (3Y engine) $1.9M;
1998 Toyota T,,-...r. (never
registered) Daihatsu
Terrios (4-door) automatic (like
a RAV-4) $1.9M: Toyotaa AV-4
$2.9M; Toyota Double Cab 4 x
4 (solid deft)- AC. i. :r -i
bar, side bars, roof -,.:1 -'.1 t1.1
Toyota Tundra with bubble tray
Inew model) $7.2M; 200
Tundra 4 x 4 Xtra Cab $5M; 1
Single Cab Tacoma 4 x 4, PJJ
series, ready for the interior -
1.9M; Toyota 2L Turbo Xtra
Cab 4 x 4, PJJ series $3.5M;
Toyota Four Runner LHD -
$1.6M. Tel. 225-0995, 628-
0796, 621.6246.
SV 40 CAMRY PGG sees,
but excellent condition $1.7M!
Mercedes Benz 2-door. hard
top Convertible, PKK series -
$SM; new model Nissan Sentra
S1.3M; AT 212 Carina nev'r
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man is neither born nor does it dies.
n is unborn, eternal, constant
ient Even at the r; h;ise of
y it lived". B. Gita 2.20

et and cherished memory of
beloved son and brother
4 1 Avenue Bartica and
student of the
University of Guyana
o passed away so quietly
Dn the. March 24, 2006

Sunrise August 30, 1984
Sunset March 24, 200.6

We can't know why ad things happen; we can only know that nothing
Beautiful in this world is ever really lost, because all precious
.1 -

tilngs live on in memory forever

One year has passed since a wonderful person has gone to rest (
Your gentle face and patient smile have won the hearts of many
So bitter was the trial to part from one as good as you

No one knows the sorrow we share when our family meets
And you are not here, your untimely death shocked us all
You were too young to so goodbye, for as long as life
And memory last you sha always remain in our hearts
There is no one else who can ill your vacant chair
Because you have left us with so much pain
We think of you dear Trishie and the happy days gone by
When we were all together, time may wipe many things
But this it will wipe out n., "j Jl

You are no longer in our lives to share our hopes and dreams f
But God is in charge..............He knows best
So He called you home to eternal rest
Sleep on our beloved son and brother until we meet again.
May Lord Krishna grant him eternal rest.

Sadly misse' ,y your loving parent Guru Dat (Buddy)
and Janet Sinb, loving brothers Vishal, Nishal, Kishan
and only sister Tbita whose birth is today, grandparents,
'"aunts, uncles, cousin friends and neighbours.

'.- --. q,, r.

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34 SUDAY CHRONICLE March 25, 2007


Turkey win, trouble flares in Euro qualifiers

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Turkey stunned arch-rivals
and European champions
Greece 4-1 in Athens yester-
day and took a huge step to-
wards qualifying for the Euro
2008 finals in Austria and
The top of the table clash

in Group C left Turkey three
points clear of Greece with 12
points from four matches as the
visitors maintained their 100
percent start to the campaign.
Greece lost for the first time
and conceded their first goals as
Tuncay Sanli (26th), Gokhan
Unal (55th), Metin Tumrner
(70th) and Gokdeniz Karadeniz
(80th) gave Turkey victory af-

SMOH \BEER. April 24. 1
1924 larch 6. \ I 9s. All I>
%\ell. Death is nothlilu' at all. I
l 'e nl\ ,i s lipped a\\a\ into
the ne\t room..

I am, I and you are you. Whatsoever we were to each .,'iher that ,e,
still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me the easy way
which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear. no
fo rced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at little
g -_, -5 nioved together PRAY, SMILE, THINK OF ME, PRAY FOR
ME. Let my name u f "R0 iniouisehu;, WO.I that it ever was. There
is an unbroken continuity. Why should I be ouit of -r0 i C'., 2...
out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval very near, just around
the corner. All is well. We love you mummy and grandmamma, we,
miss you so very much. U1
| Turehan, Sherry, Gilly, Anita, Tamara,
Teesha, Damien, Theron and Macaela. .

;,* -

I ,Krife, children and other -
relatives of the late
who died on March 3, 2007

would like to express their heartfelt thanks
k and appreciation for all the glowing A
tributes, messages of sympathy, wreaths
and other forms of comfort and support l
C\tendtd tor. lther dr inor1 l thyei time e .f

In longin me mors, of Mrc tjr e te
dau Meenawattie il
Manglani aka Leila.
t F,:,m rl,, L.l 2'E Fia %

Just the love of sweet devotion of those whpo think of you

S So he lose your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace Be Thine
As long life and meory lst, we shall remember thee
S We think of you in silence, no eyes can see us weep
t/rt^~~ ~~~ ''sc- ^ "'th

But still within our aching hearts your sweet rememory will wance keep

R emembered by your husband Rev. Kishin

God saw the roarand chwas getting rough Emanueld & Athe hills hard to climh

Ypare not brg n mother ;istdear nor shall you evmber be and
) We thinks of Prayou in silence, no eyes can see us weep

*i -. istry

ter Sotiris Kyrgiakos put the
home side in the fifth minute.
There was another upset
in the group for all the wrong
reasons as the Norway-
Bosnia game in Oslo was
halted shortly after it began
when fans threw flares on to
the field, some hitting play-
ers, while one set an adver-
tising hoarding ablaze.
The match resumed 30 min-
utes later after English referee
Mike Riley took the players off
the field but the Norwegian and
Bosnian FAs are likely to face
stiff penalties from UEFA, Eu-
ropean soccer's governing body.
Bosnia eventually won 2-1
to move above Norway into
third place behind Greece.

The top two met in Group
D with Germany winning 2-1 in

the Czech Republic, taking
Joachim Loew's men to 13
points from five games and leav-
ing them three points clear of
the Czechs who were joined on
10 points by Ireland who have
played a game more.
The Irish beat Wales 1-0 in
a historic match at Croke Park,
Dublin, the home of Gaelic
sports. The only goal of the
first soccer match played there
was scored by the aptly-named
Stephen Ireland shortly before
Kevin Kuranyi scored
Germany's goals in the 42nd
and 62nd minutes to give his
side a commanding lead before
Milan Baros pulled one back 14
minutes from time. But they
could not find another goal to
salvage a point and lost for the
first time.
There were late strikes for

In loving and cherished memory
of a beloved husband and father ,
of 807 Le Ressouvenir, ECD who
departed this life on r"
March 22, 2004 ^' .

Three years have passed since that sad day when you were called home to
heaven sweetheart, years may fly but precious memories of you will never
die, there is nevet a night or morning that we don't think about the father and
husband we had, we hold our tears when we speak your name but the pain in
our hearts remain when the family meets and you are not there. In this world
things come and go and we can't know what the future holds, nothing really
stays the same and when we least expect it our lives changes and we happen to
lose loved ones, you may be.away from us but not forgotten. Though tears in
our eyes do not glisten and our faces are not always sad we miss you very
much. Sleep on beloved and take you are peaceful rest. For in live we loved
you dearly and in death we love u still.

Sadly missed by your loving'wife Jasmin aka Alicia of Courts, two daughters
Carolyn Gomes and Cindy Gomes of St. Agnes Primary, sister-in-law Tara of
the USA, in-laws Mr. & Mrs Motilall Ramlakhan of 807 Le RessouvenirECD.

France and Scotland who stayed
neck and neck at the top of
Group B and remained on
course for the finals.
France won 1-0 in Lithuania
and Scotland beat Georgia 2-1
in Glasgow.
Nicolas Anelka scored for
France 14 minutes from time
while Craig Beattie got
Scotland's winner in the $9th
Scotland and France have 12
points from five matches fol-
lowed by Ukraine, who won 2-
0 in the Faroe Islands,-who are
third on nine points.
Croatia also kept on course
for the finals but had to come
from behirid to beat visiting
Macedonia 2-1 in Zagreb in
their Group E match.
Croatia's victory, coupled
with Russia's 2-0 win in Esto-
nia and England's,0-0 draw with
Israel in Til A,,;,, i n tp
with 13 points ahead of Russia
on 11 and England with eight.
Poland were the highest
scorers as they thrashed
Azerbaijan 5-0 in Group A to
go top after Serbia suffered
a shock 2-1 defeat in
Kazakhstan in the same sec-
It was Kazakhstan's first
competitive win and the first
time they had scored at home
in a qualifier since joining UEFA
in 2002.
Kairat Ashirbekov and Nurbol
Zhumaskaliyev gave them a 2-0
lead before Nikola Zigic pulled one
back for the Serbs.
Poland moved to the top
with 13 points from six
matches, two points clear of
Finland who did not play and
have a match in hand. Serbia
slipped to third on 10 points.
Another 20 qualifying
matches are scheduled for


CALLENDER in loving and cherished
Sj i memory of a dearest son, brother and
uncle, DONALD who passed on to God's,
Glorious Kingdom on March 23, 1997,
Saged 48."

God closed His arms around you and
t took you to be with Him
He whispered, "Come to me dear son
And I'll take away the pain .
J\, Your golden heart stopped beating, your gentle hands at rest

God broke our hearts prove to us, He only takes the best. We wish God could
n'.'0 soared you, at least a few more years. Our lives go on without you and
nothing is the same. .,' '.. hide the heartache when someone speaks your
name. Sad are the hearts that love you, silent are,':. vrs that fall. Living our
lives without you, is the hardest part of all. You did so many things tor us, you,'.
heart was kind and true
And whenever we needed someone, we could always count on you
The special years will not return when we are all together. But with the love
within our hearts, you'll be with us forever. Dearest Donald, you are sleeping and
finally at peace. Free from sorrow, and free from pain. Still your memories shall
be cherished
Till in heaven when we meet again

Always remembered and forever loved by his mom, dad,
iters, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces ait




record ...
(From back page)
ball 91 while Clarke hit 92
off 75 balls.
Clarke was dropped on
eight by de Villiers at short
mid-wicket and again on 56
by Gibbs.
Pollock's figures of
nought for 83 were his
worst in his 277 one-day
Smith and de Villiers kick-
started South Africa's reply
%iiha free-flo\ing partnership
None of Australha's hou ler
1hrealened the openers, and it
was left to Watson to end the
sLand % ih a a 'running direct hit
from the backward square leg
boundary 10to run-out de Villiers
for9 )2 in the 21st
Smith retired hurt with
crdinp on 72 in the 26th
over, and leg-spinner Brad
Hogg so'un had a lunging
Gibb stiumnp fa.- n 'f--
I. kickerkeeper Gilchrist.
Fie ball. later Ashwell
Prince was out for one when
he pulled a Glenn McGrath
delivery and was caught by
Hayden at deep square leg.
The South Africans'
last real hope was snuffed
out in the 41st over when
the. returning Smith faced
just two more balls before
he miscued a sweep off.
Hogg and was caught by
Gilchrist for 74. Hogg took
three for 61.


Mushtaq ...

(From back page)
there was no problem.
"I was with the police for
about 15 minutes. It was noth-
ing special. They just wanted to.
know two more things that they
missed in their original state-
"We are happy and they are
Mushtaq added: "The po-
lice are doing their work.
There is nothing wrong.
They have asked lots of guys
questions. This is a police
policy and we follow the po-,
"It was one of our family
members (Woolmer) that was
lost and we have to help as best
as we can."
Police have said they were
looking for one or more culprits
and added that none of the Pa-
kistan team was a suspect.
Deputy police commis-
sioner Mark Shields reiterated
yesterday that the killer was
probably known to Woolmer.
"It would appear based
on where he was murdered it
was people close to him," he
11Id a news conference in
"It's fair to acknowledge be-
cause it was in his hotel room
that it may be an associate but
equally an open mind is always
the best thing to have."
Jamaican police were not
immediately available for com-
ment over the latest questioning
of Inzarmam and Mushtaq.
The seven-week World
Cup culminates in the Barba-
dos final on April 28.

I -I --~--~~------~~`~x~~x


'SU~4IY'OilONICLEMa- -------- 3

Pakistan's seven months of

(Reuters) Pakistan cricket's
extraordinary run of controversy
took another twist on Thursday
when Jamaican police
launched a murder inquiry into
the death of coach Bob
Woolmer at the World Cup.
'The following is a chronol-
ogy of incidents involving the
team since August 2006.
August 20: England are
awarded the fourth and final
Test of their home series against
Pakistan at the Oval after the
tourists forfeit the match fol-
lowing a ball-tampering row.
Pakistan refused to return to.
the field for the final session of,
the. fourth day after umpires
Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove.

had earlier imposed a five-run
penalty against them for alter-
ing the state of the ball.
September 29: Pakistan
captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is
cleared of ball-tampering by the
International Cricket Council
(ICC) after a two-day hearing in
London, but is banned' for four
one-day internationals for bring-
ing the game into disrepute. The
ban means Inzamam misses the
October-November Champions
Trophy tournament in India.
October 5: Inzamam's
deputy Younis Khan steps
down as interim skipper for the
tournament, saying he did not
want to be a "dummy" captain
as well as in protest against the

attitude of Pakistan Cricket
Board (PCB) officials.
October 7: PCB chairman
Shaharyar Khan resigns from
his post following the Oval Test
fiasco and Younis's decision to.
step down. Khan is replaced by
government adviser Naseem
Ashraf, who convinces Younis
to return as captain for the
Champions Trophy.
October 16: On the eve
of their opening match, Paki-
stan send home fast bowlers
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad
Asif from the Champions Tro-
phy in India after the pair test
positive for the banned steroid
November 1: Shoaib is
handed a .two-year ban by a
PCB tribunal, who also sus-
pends Asif for 12 months after
finding the pair guilty of dop-

ing offences. Both players
launch appeals.
December 5/6: The PCB

clears Shoaib and Asif on appeal
and the bans aie scrapped. The
World Anti-Doping Agency
(WADA) takes up the case with

By N.Ananthanarayanan

(Reuters) Sri Lanka skipper
Mahela Jayawardene praised
his team for overcoming try-
ing conditions to defeat India
and top their World Cup.
Group B .on Friday.
Sri Lankan batsmen over-
came a seaming pitch in the
morning to score 254 for six and
then bowled out India for 185
after the pitch had settled
"The way we handled the
situation and the way India
handled-the situation probably
made the difference," he told a
news conference.
The 1996 champions will
carry two points into the next
Super Eight stage, which could
be crucial to reach the semis.
Sri Lankan opener Upul
Tharange dug in to top-score
with 64 before Chamara Silva
made 59, his third successive
fifty in -the tournament. Off-
spinner Muttiah Muralitharan
took three wickets and was
named the man-of-the-match.
Left-arm paceman
Chaminda Vaas removed
openers Robin Uthappa (18)
and Sourav Ganguly (7) after
they tried to force,the pace
too early.
"Upul batted really well and
Chamara once again showed
what a good cricketer he is," the
skipper said.
"Murali bowled really
well and Vassy. bowled well
"They have ,a class batting
line-up and considering that, we

*thought 250 was probably
short. We managed to get couple
of early wickets and put pres-
sure on them."
India were virtually elimi-
nated with the loss and will be
heading home if Bangladesh
avoid defeat against debutants
Bermuda today.
Muralitharan, 34, was
pleased with his own perfor-
"The ball didn't turn much,
but I've the ability to turn the

ball," said the second highest
one-day wicket-taker with 438
scalps. "Not many people
would've turned fnuch in this
He also took a superb run-
ning catch to dismiss opener,
Sourav Ganguly for seven.
"Our bowlers also deserve
credit because they kept a very
good line and kept the pressure
on," he said. "The Indians
played big shots and they got


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as th


ICC after stating the ap- March 17: After an openl-l
s commission's decision ap- ing Group D loss -to the West
ed to be unreasonable and Indies, Pakistan are sent crash-
olation of the anti-doping ing out of the tournament in the
first round following a stunning
* February 13: Pakistan in- defeat by debutants Ireland at
e Shoaib and Asif in 15-man Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Id Cup squad pending the March 18: Pakistan
ing of fitness and doping coach Bob Woolmer dies aged
S. 58 after being found uncon-
* March 1: The pair are scious in his hotel room the
drawn from the squad on morning after his side's shock
same day they were die to World Cup exit and rushed to
o the Caribbean for the tour- a Kingston hospital.
ent. The PCB states that Inzamam announces he will
players, who are being retire from one-day cricket at
ed in London, had not re- the end of the tournament.
ered from injury and will March 22: Jamaican po-
3 the World Cup. Earlier on lice launch murder inquiry
same day, ICC chief execu- into Woolmer's death, saying '
Malcolm Speed issues a the Englishman was
ement saying the bowlers strangled amid growing
d face doping tests as soon speculation that he was the
ey arrive in the West Indies. victim of a "betting mafia".

Bryant matches Chamberlain's

mark in Lakers win over Hornets

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Kobe Bryant became only the
second player in NBA history
to score 50 or more points in.
four consecutive games in
leading the Los Angeles Lak-
ers to a 111-105 road win over
the New Orleans Hornets on
The shooting guard connected
on 16 of 29 field-goal attempts and
made all 16 free throws to score ex-
actly 50 points on the night and join
Wilt Chamberlain as the only play-
ers to achieve the milestone.
Chamberlain scored 50 or
more points in seven con-
secutive games with Philadel-
phia in 1961. He also reached
or topped the 50-point pla-
teau in five consecutive games
with San Francisco the next
Bryant began his high-
scoring streak with 65 points
against Portland on March
16. He added 50 more against
Minnesota on Sunday and
scored 60 against Memphis
on Thursday.
His total against the Hor-
nets gave the Lakers guard 225
points in four games.
Bryant reached the 50-
point mark against the Hor-
tiets on a 20-foot jumper with
5:13 remaining in the game
that gave Los Angeles a 100-

92 lead.
He has now recorded seven
50-plus games this season and
18 for his career.
Michael Jordan was the last
player to score 5-0 or more
points in three consecutive
games, doing it for the Chicago
Bulls in 1987.
Tyson Chandler led the
Hornets with 22 points and 22
Jason Terry scored 29
points as the Dallas Mavericks
won their fifth straight, a 109-

95 road win over the Boston
Celtics. Paul Pierce had 30 for
the Celtics.
The Toronto Raptors held
high-scoring Carmelo Anthony
to 10 points in a 121-94 home
win over the Denver Nuggets.
Morris Peterson scored 23 and
Jorge Garbajosa 22 for the Rap-
LeBron James had 21
points and 10 assists in the
Cleveland Cavaliers' 90-68
home win over the New York



arch-rivals Geddes Grant

DEFENDING champions
AINLIM/NMSL defeated
arch-rivals Geddes Grant by
seven runs in the Neal and
Massy Inter-company
Tapeball Cricket final,
played last weekend at the
Guyana Softball and
Windball Cricket Association
AINLIM/NMSL, sent in to
bat by Geddes Grant on a damp
pitch, were restricted to 85 for
seven off the allotted 20 overs
with Harold Baboolal top-scor-
ing with 28, while Asraf Ali

supported with 19 runs.
Rudy Jairam was the pick
of- the Geddes Grant bowlers
with three wickets for 22 runs.
Geddes Grant in reply were
bowled out for 80 runs in 19.4
overs in an enthralling finish.
Jairam returned to score 16,
while R. Ketwaroo made 14.
Baboolal crowned a fine all-
round performance for the win-
ners with four wickets for eight
runs, while Suruj Ramnarine
supported well with 2 for 16.
The presentation of
prizes will take place at a

date to be announced shortly.
The tournament attracted
several teams from the group of
companies including Demerara
Oxygen Company (DOCOL1,
CCS, Marketing and Distribu-
tion, Bermudez, NMSS and
Essequibo and Berbice
Before the start of the fi-
nal, a team comprising se-
nior managers of the compa-
nies competed against a Rest
side in a feature 10-over en-
counter which the Rest team

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Jayawardene hails

Sri Lanka grit


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Indian cricl

after Wor

By N.Ananthanarayanan

(Reuters) India's second ab-
ject batting display in three
matches is likely to offset a
major overhaul of an
underperforming side almost
certain to crash out of this
year's World Cup in the first
Millions of cricket-crazy India
fans around the globe could only
look on in horror as the 1983 win-
ners and finalists four years ago
were handed a 69-run defeat by a
fluent Sri Lankan team in a must-
win Group B clash on Friday.
The loss was their second
in three games after Bangladesh
shocked them last week by cash-
ing on another inept batting dis-
play by a lineup full of sea-
soned campaigners.
The team, and their legion
of fans, must now pin their faint
hopes on an unlikely
Bangladesh defeat against
debutants Bermuda if India are
to have any chance of reaching
the Super Eight stage.
"We did not deserve to go
to the next round," a dejected
skipper Rahul Dravid told re-

porteps ".
V early exit w
most'~sinful for f
stalwarts batsr
Tendulkar, Dravi
Ganguly and leg-s
Kumble all in th

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ket faces revamp Pakistan

'Id Cup debacle should pick

dreds and caps. Chappell' rould be the The 33-year-old ing youth didpt pay dividends
four Indian Tendulkar also faces ques- either.
men Sachin tions over his one-day future Left-arm seamer Irfan
id, Sourav after failing to score in both Pathan was included amidst 1
pinner Anil defeats. concerns over his form and he
heir 30s and The team must now faceupto did not play a match at the KARACHI, Pakistan (Reutersi Former World Cup-win-
a volatile reception on their return World Cup. ning captain Imran Khan says ex-Test paceman Aaqib Javed
to India, the game's commercial Middle, order batsman should be appointed coach of Pakistan.
hub, where the players are treated Mohammad Kaif and young "'Pakistan haie won two youth World Cups under him and
like film stars and earn millions of left-handed batsman Suresh he seems the ideal choice to
dollars in endorsements. Raina, both excellent fielders, to
SkipperDravidandcoachGreg did not even make it to the fi- lake over as coach" Imran told
Chappell will find it hard to renew nal 15 after repeated failures. a neu s conference yesterday.
their jobs after being appointed up The Indian skipper and I Javed, 34, went on to play
Sntil thfA nd nofthe rld WCrld(n (Channoell stru tled to vnlain t-. l ,r 22 Tt dand I 63l

set to end their illustrious ca-
reers without a World Cup
winner's meda..
The three batsmen are
among only six players to sur-
pass 10 000 one-day runs with
Tendulkar holding the records
for most one-day runs, hun-

However, despite India's depth
of talent, the warning signs of what
was to come had been evident in
the build-up to the tournament.
The squad- was dubbed
'Dad's Army' by the media for
containing a fair number of age-
ing players which, as expected,
affected the fielding.
India had also suffered a
run of poor one-day dating back
to the middle of 2006, which re-
sulted in their failure to reach
the semi-finals of the ICC
Champions Trophy they
hosted late last year.

X_1ppUJ I MFUggKCU gg pXpaj
why the team failed, but ad-
mitted they succumbed to
The Indian board now has the
responsibility of finding fresh tal-
ent as many in the current squad
are well past their prime.
Dravid called upon cricket
officials to study reasons for the
defeat and how best to rebuild.
"There is a lot of introspec-
tion and disappointment in the
dressing room," he said.
"It is time for everyone to
sit back and discuss the whole
issue and how we can get bet-
ter; they should sit back and
reflect about it rationally."

Chappell's future as India's

coach comes under the spotlight

By Sanjay Rajan

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) -
Greg Chappell's future as In-
dia coach was under the spot-
light yesterday after the
team's disastrous World Cup
campaign in *he Caribbean.
The former Australia
captain's two-year term
comes up for renewal in May
and with India all but crash-
ing out of the World Cup- on
Friday, his chances of ex-
tending that contract appears
to be very slim.
"Our agreement with the
coach is until the World Cup, so
that agreement is over. The
board will decide on the future

course of action," Indian board
president Sharad Pawar told re-
A senior board official
who did not want to be.
named told Reuters: "Greg
was to discuss his future with
Sharad Pawar during the Su-
per Eight. But following the
exit ... there is a lot of time
to think about the future."
India, beaten by Sri
Lanka on Friday, lost two of
their three group matches in
Trinidad and their slender
hopes of progressing to the
next stage hinge on the un-
likely defeat of Bangladesh
by debutants Bermuda.
With India's next interna-

tional assignment in May
(tour of Bangladesh), the
board has ample time to de-
cide on a coach.
Runners-up to Australia in
the 2003 edition, India were
touted as favourites back home
and expected to progress at least
to the semi-finals.
Defeats by Bangladesh and
Sri Lanka have resulted in pres-
sure mounting on the board to
make large-scale changes to the
struggling team, dubbed as



'Dad's Army' by the media for
containing a number of ageing
Chappell's tenure with-
India has yielded mixed re-
sults since taking over in
May 2005 from New
Zealand's John Wright, who
served as India's first foreign
coach for almost five years.
A 1-0 Test series victory last
year in the Caribbean after 35
years was one of the high
But the failure to qualify for
the semi-finals of the Champi-
ons Trophy as hosts last year
and the predicament of a first-
round exit from the World Cup
has not gone down well with
cricket-crazy India.
"You cannot live down

this World Cup exit in a long
time," the official said.
"It is also on his (Pawar)
mind that after taking over as
the board president, the team
has not performed in major tour-
"He (Pawar) is sure to feel
the ignominy of this (team's)
exit, coming right after the
Champions Trophy.
"At the moment, he
(Pawar) will be disappointed
and will not be in a niood for

I one-day internationals after
B *making his Test debut against
New Zealand im Wellington as
.. '4, Imran said he was
S :- shocked to learn that
S\Pakistan's World Cup coach
Bob Woolmer had been
"I thought be died from
natural causes. To learn he was
murdered was a surpnse to me
AAQIBJAVED because I can't understand
what motive anyone would
have to murder him," said Imran, who played in 88 Tests and
175 one-dayers and led the team to World Cup glory in 1992.
Former England batsman Woolmer, 58, was found un-
conscious in his Kingston hotel room and died later in
hospital last Sunday. Jamaican police said he was strangled
to death.
"Only tmune will tell Uho is responsible for his death but
why someone would want to kill hinm is a puzzle," said Imran.
Imran supported the appointment of Younis Khan as
captain in place of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who has resigned as
skipper and retired from one-dayers after Pakistan's World
Cup exit.
Former captain [mran now leads his own political party
and is a member of parliament.
He said Palustan President Pervez Musharraf was respon-
sible for the team's disappointing recent performances on the
Musharraf is chief patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board
and appoints the chairman in the sport's ad-hoc system.
"Since 1999 Musharraf has changed four board chair-
men and )et we have got no results." said Imran. "Paki-
stan cricket must be run on a constitutional and demo-
cratic basis.

0 *i9 0i*ntmndemnd b


MUMBAI, India (Reuters) -
Former players, board offi-
cials and the national media
were united in condemning
an Indian team that had all
but crashed out of the World
Cup in the Caribbean on Fri-
Winners in 1983 and finalists
in the last tournament, India, suf-
fered a 69-run defeat in their crunch
Group B match against Sri Lanka
and their slim hopes of progress-
ing now hinge on an unlikely de-
feat for Bangladesh by debutants
Bermuda today.
"It is. disappointing. This
is not what we deserve,"
former Test batsman and
coach. Aunshuman Gaekwad
told Reuters yesterday.
"But mistakes made earlier
turned out to be very costly,"
he said, referring to the shock
defeat to neighbours Bangladesh
last Saturday had led to this pre-
"They didn't play well at
.. all. 'No partnerships. You don't

win matches unless there is a
team effort," said the former
coach of India's woeful batting
display against former champi-
ons Sri Lanka.
India were skittled out for
185 in their.attemlt to chase a
challenging total of 254-6.

Indian cricket board presi-
dent Shard Pawar said it was
time to encourage youngerplay-
"The time has come to
sit, discuss and take future
course of action," he told re-
"Start encouraging younger
players, and provide them more
opportunity to play in interna-
tional games, which will ulti-
mately be helpful in building the
team, and we will follow this
process." added Pawar, who is
also an influential Cabinet min-
the page 'one headline in' fa-

tional daily Hindustan Times
with a picture of a dejected
Sachin Tendulkar walking
back to the pavilion after be-
ing dismissed for a duck.
"Super Flop, not Super
Eight" screamed the page one
headline of the Times of India
as it asked, "Bermuda win over
Bangla can save us, but do we
deserve it?"
The World Cup-frenzy
in the country had been fu-
elled by a multitude of tele-
vision channels and media
houses who have touted the
team as favourites. and were
tracking the action minute-
by-minute since the team ar-
rived in the Caribbean.
Television channels re-
ported that Zaheer Khan's
restaurant in Pune was
stoned while police told.
Reuters that security had
been beefed up outside the
residences of Sachin
Tendulkar and Ajit Agarkar
'in Mumbai '-'

Pakistan resolves

compensation dispute with ECB
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) The Pakistan Cricket
Board (PCB) has resolved a long-standing compensation
dispute with the England and Wales Cricket Board which
.threatened to affect their cordial relations, a cricket offi-
cial said yesterday.
"Pakistan will now play a Twenty20 Cup match on their
tour of England in 2012 to compensate the hosts for the loss
of revenues they suffered last year in the Oval Test," the PCB
official said.
England had sought compensation of over 800 000
pounds ($1.56 million) from the Pakistan board after the
August Oval Test was awarded to the home side at tea on
the fourth day.
The umpires declared a forfeiture result after Pakistan re-
fused to continue play in protest against being charged with
ball-tampering by the match officials.
The official said a meeting with ECB officials in Lon-
fim t iis -week had been successful in resolving the dis-
"'m 'Aidt'll want matter to go to the international
CinKia CL mcil (ICC)f disputes resolution committee as we en-
joy good relations ii. 'rc CB," he said.
The ECB ha ened to go to the disputes commit-
tee after Pakisi.. .itially rejected their compensation
claim s .. ,. I . I

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 2%, 2007 '.............. ..... .. .. ..



By Colin E. Croft

BANGLADESH has been the
fly in the ointment in Group
'B' of the ICC CWC 2007, a
group that featured a few en-
terprising Test teams; India
and Sri Lanka, along with re-
cent Test achievers
With that emphatic win
against India in the teams' first
game, it was obvious that the
'Boys from Dacca', the
Bangladeshis, were on a mission
or maybe several missions. The
first was to embarrass their
more illustrious neighbours; the
second to try to enhance their
own chances of moving up to
the Super 8 round.
They have achieved both.
By the time you read this, the
last straw will have come when
Bangladesh would have, pre-
sumably, beaten Bermuda to-
day, as the finale of Group 'B'.
The Bangladeshis would
have made their own destiny.
Bangladeshis are celebrat-
On Friday, India played Sri
Lanka in a game that was the
clash of Group 'B'. Having lost
to Bangladesh, and having de-
molished Bermuda by getting
413 then bowling them out for
156, India created two distinct
Firstly, the 413 was the
highest score in a World Cup
game. Then the margin of vic-
tory, 257, was the largest in any
World Cup. However, the win
against Bermuda, while full of
many runs, was not convincing.
I believed, and said so, that
Sri Lanka, despite the fact that
they only made 321 against
Bermuda, looked more organised
and focused than the Indians.
The result on Friday last con-
firmed what I had been saying
continually. Cricket is not
played on paper. The batting
line-ups of both India and Sri
Lanka could make your mouth

Cuo semi-final


If both teams had batted
well, then there probably would
have been a very good possibil-
ity that we could have had a
game of over 600 runs for the
100 overs. With the Queen's
Park Oval pitches already be-
coming slower and more consis-
tent in bounce, many expected
at least 500 runs overall.
Bowlers, though, are
sometimes men incensed.
They also showed last Friday
that not all could go the way
of the batsmen. It was a tre-
mendous game and now that
Sri Lanka have qualified for
the Super 8, they are the
"sleeping favorites"!
Sanath Jayasuriya has just
scored his 24th One-day Inter-
national century while Upal
Tharanga is "as good a foil.
opener for Jaya as any could be.
Between them, they could
make .any bowler weep. In the
game against India, Tharanga
played the innings of his young
life, scoring only about two runs
per over while he was at the
crease, but, effectively, he kept
the Sri Lankans in the game un-
til help came from Chamara
Silva and Tillekeratne Dilshan,
who put on a match-winning
partnership of 83 for the 5th
wicket. Ironically, they both fell
with the score at 216, but by
then the Lankans had passed the
danger zone.
Sri Lanka's middle order
batsmen are also quite good.
The classic Mahela
Jayawardene normally comes
at No.3. What he lacks in
slash, he makes up in class.
What a great and text-book
batsman he has become! '
The wicketkeeper batsman
Kumar Sangakkara could be, ar-
guably, Sri Lanka's best bats-
man. He has poise and produc-
tion while almost always scor-
ing heavily. If he fails, which is
not normal, then Chamara Silva,
one of the young guns for Sri

Lanka's future, normally fills the
breach admirably. The 'every-
thing man', Russell Arnold, then
comes at No.6, along with
Tillekeratne Dilshan, at No.7, or
vice verse, with either Ferveez
Maharoof or Dilhara Fernando,
at No.8, to fill the all-rounder
spots. What a line-up!
Even the bowlers in Sri
Lanka's team can bat, to a
point Chaminda Vaas and
Muttiah Muralitheran being
the best of the Sri Lankan
tail-enders, followed by

The names in India's bat-
ting lineup are like cricketing
poetry. Few would want to be
reminded.that Sachin Tendulkar
is probably one of the best bats-
men that the world has ever
seen. The ball from Dilhara
Fernando that rocked his leg
stump was all of 91 mph!
Virender,Sehwag, while a
bit off batting colour, was
also starting to find his feet.
Sourav Ganguily, the No.3,
the flawed genius, had come
back with a bang, but the

Chaminda Vaas is mobbed by Kumar Sangakkara and
Lasith Malinga after dismissing India's Robin Uthappa in
Friday's key Group B match

Lasith Malinga.
Pound for pound, if the
game between India and Sri
Lanka had been a boxing match,
it would have been quite bloody,
since India's batting line-up was
also quite extensive, expansive
and powerful and have already
made runs like rain everywhere.,
Sri Lanka, on the other
hand, did not stand down, but
fought fire with slashing fire,
and won!

Woolmer trust fund established

to continue his methods

By Ken Borland

rica (Reuters) A trust fund
in memory, of murdered Pa-
kistan and former South Af-
rican coach Bob Woolmer has
been established in South Af-
rica, it was announced yester-
The Bob Woolmer Trust Fund
will raise money for a number of
projects, including a coaching acad-
emy that the former England crick-
eter was involved in at the time of
his death.
The Bob Woolmer Cricket
Academy will be built near
Nelspruit, close to South
Africa's border with
Mozambique, and will open its
doors in 2008, according to a
news release circulated yester-
day. .

The academy will teach
Woolmer's coaching philoso-
phy to both cricketers and
coaches and will also involve
children from underprivi-
leged communities.
The trust will also ensure
Woolmer's book, co-written
with sports scientist Professor
Tim Noakes, "Discovering
Cricket: The Art and Science of
the Game" is published. The fi-
nal manuscript arrived in the
West Indies the day after
Woolmer died in Kingston, Ja-
The press release said the
trust would also provide finan-
cial security for his wife, Gill,
and sons Dale and Russell.
A websjte, has also
been set up, which details the
workings of the trust.

Former South African
cricketers Jonty Rhodesrand
Barry Richards, Noakes and

wife Gill are the founding

game against Sri Lanka last
Friday may have been his
Waterloo. He looked seri-
ously out of sorts.
Yuvraj Singh is a fitter and
more focused left-hander these
days,. Much has been expected
of him, but, to date, not much
has been delivered.
'The Rock', Rahul Dravid,
the captain, has been almost
like Gibraltar. Dravid is almost
always there to the rescue
whenever the rest of the batting
stars fail. On Friday, he tried
very hard indeed, but simply
could not make it work. No-one
else helped! Not even
wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh
Dhoni could help out. He too
seemed flat in his batting.
While I thought that the In-
dians had a weakness when it
came to that clash, with their
bowling, the Sri Lankans had a
longer and better equipped bat-
ting line-up, while India seemed
to have the better batsmen. But,
like I have said, the game is
played on the field.
From a bowling perspective,
I have also suggested in the past
that Sri Lanka had a better and
more balanced attack. Coach
Tom Moody has made them
After all, theyhave the
ageing but still competent
Chaminda Vaas, the explo-
sive Lasith Malinga and the
very useful all-rounder,
Ferveez Maharoof, to carry
the fast bowling responsibili-

The still very wily Muttiah
Muralitharan, Man-of-the-
Match against the Indians, and
the sometimes very tricky
Sinath Jayasuriya are always
the spinners to watch for the
Lankans, but both Russel Arnold
and Tillekeratne Dilshan are
very useful off-spinners too. Sri
Lanka's bowling is very good
India depended so much on
their batting that even with
some fast bowling options, they
could not effect a win.
The much improved Zaheer
Khan, the always agile Ajit
Agarkar, and Munaf Patel, who
is in the same class as Ferveez
Maharoof, really tried hard, but
were let down badly by their
batsmen. Ball for ball, perhaps
the Indians had as good a fast
bowling attack as Sri Lanka, but
Sri Lanka may have used theirs
in a better way.
The spin department for
India, is always less competent
than that of the Sri Lankans,
even with Anil Kumble or
Harbhajan Singh, whichever is
selected; both quite competent;
but both Virender Sehwag and
Sachin Tendulkar, as good bats-
men that they are, are not com-
parable bowlers to the Sri
Lankan spinners.
Quite simply, Muttiah
Muralitheran is probably bet-
ter than any other thrt,.spin
bowlers anywhere in the
world, combined.
I had suggested that Sri
Lanka would have beaten India,
all things being equal, so I was
not surprised that it did hap-
Please also remember that
India were playing for their life
in the CWC 2007 and yet
played so very badly, the blame
perhaps set on the backs of their
supposedly masterful batsmen.
Quite simply, India's batting
stars; Rahul Dravid excluded,let
them down when they played
against the Sri Lankans.
India, like Pakistan, are
on their way home. What
happens now to the team and
their leaders, Rahul Dravid
and Greg Chappell, is
anyone's guess. I simply
hope that they remain safe.
The other qualifiers for the
Super 8 are perhaps as ex-
pected, except that the wonder-
fully mercurial Irishmen are now
'starting to believe their own
They may have lost to the
West Indies in their last game in


their group, thus allowing
West Indies to also prbgres'to
the Super 8, but the Irish were
not overawed. \ e,
I look to see them do e'f
actly as they have done to thtN
Pakistanis in the first round:
shock some other supposedly
superior team. The Irish have
nothing to lose except perhaps
their real jobs!
South Africa and Australia
were always going to be too
tough for their minnow oppo-
nents. While Australia have not
been as clinical as their recent
cricket suggests, do not make
the mistake of not taking them
They are very serious
about trying with their might
to defend their title. South
Africa, on the other hand, is
just starting to simmer.
New Zealand, the 'Black
Caps', are probably the other
very dark hQrse. They have,
quietly, like the mannerisms of
the country, sneaked into the
Super 8 without much fanfare.
Stephen Fleming has, like
Sri Lanka, a very oiled cricketing
machine. They too, like both
Bangladesh and Ireland, can sur-
prise many as the real tough
cricket starts.
England is the only team
that one cannot fathom now.
While Brian Lara and the
West Indies have come good so
far, and, like New Zealand, have
looked very efficient indeed in
winning all of their games, En-
gland have become the team that
is unpredictable.
As things are, the semi-
finalists are hard to identify!
Finally, I must say that I am
one who thought that the ICC
CWC 2007 should continue, de-
spite the death of my friend and
real cricketing associate, Robert
'Bob' Woolmer. He would have
wanted the tournament to con-
Alas, I am very sad for so
many reasons about his now con-
firmed murder. Boy, we really did
not need this in the Caribbean!
Bob had been a great inno-
vator of the game, with his theo-
ries and his coaching too.
Remember the 'ear piece'-
fiasco with Hansie Cronje,
the disgraced former captain
of South Africa? Bob would
try anything and I stress, "le-
gally", to get his team to win.
That is the sort of man.he
was. He will be missed by all,
for his cricket and his per-

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holding fund-raiser

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will be holding a fund-raising e ening of entertainment
, on Saturday April 7. at the la Bonne Intention (LBI) Com-
munity Centre ground from 16:00 h.
Aci\ iiues will include si.x-a-side -oftball matches. small goal
football, a cultural event and children's games Music will be
provided and beverage and food bars will be well stocked Fish
and chips ill be done on site.
Adnussion to the ground is only $200 while entrance fee
to the softball matches %%ill be $2 000 per team.
Registration and other information can be obtained
from Messrs Anandjil, Dindial. Sukhdeo and Shamsudin
on 660-2723, 228-5084. 259-3008. 258-0268. 259-3286, 257-



Bermuda hoping for upset

to end World Cup campaign

(CMC) -.Bermuda's captain
Irving Romaine says he
would like to end his team's,
campaign in the 2007 Cricket
World Cup with a win
against Bangladesh in their
final Group B match today at
the Queen's Park Oval.
While admitting that a win
for his team against Bangladesh
would be great news for India,
Romaine said winning a World
Cup match for his country was
more important.
"India would benefit tre-
mendously from our winning
against Bangladesh but we are
interested in winning to get off
the mark in the World Cup,"
Romaine said.
"We are here to compete
and develop our cricket and
a win against Bangladesh
would do a world of good in
terms of development for our
After two heavy defeats in
Group B against Sri Lanka and
India respectively, Bermuda will
have to achieve a major upset
if they are to help out India
with their Super 8 second-round

If Bermuda defeat
Bangladesh today, then India
would join Sri Lanka in the sec-
ond round. However,
Bangladesh are heavy favourites
to win today's match and
progress to the next round.
Romaine said his side had
other ideas.
"We have some good play-
ers who have enjoyed their time
at the World Cup and we al-
ways knew that this last game*
would be a key one in terms of
run rates and stuff," Romaine
"We are going to come. out
fighting and hoping that we can
get an opening to challenge for
a win."
Bangladesh's captain
Habibul Bashar believes his
team can bounce back from their-
defeat to Sri Lanka and win
against Bermuda.
"We are not underesti-
mating the Bermuda team.
We know what can happen in
this game and :ve will be go-
ing all out to ensure that we
stay in the game at all points
and compete well," he said.

"This is a great opportu-
nity for us to make it to the Su-
per Eight and we are not going
to throw away our chances.
"The team knows what


is required and we are going
to play to our plan. The loss
against Sri Lanka is out of our
minds and we are looking for
a similar display, like the one
we. had against the Indians.
"When we arrived here we
had no knowledge of the Ber-
muda players but we have seen

them in action and know what
we are up against. I am very
confident that we will be join-
ing te other teams in the next
Bangladesh beat India by
five wickets last Saturday in
a shock upset to position
themselves for a place in the
second round.
TEAMS (from):
Habibul Bashar (captain),
Shahriar Nafees, Abdur
Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Javed
Omar, Mashrafe Mortaza,
Mohammad Ashraful,
Mohammad Rafique,
Mushfiqur Rahim, Rajin
Saleh, Saqibul Hasan,
Shahadat Hossain, Syed
Rasel, Tamim Iqbal, Tapash
BERMUDA Irvine Ro-
maine (captain), Delyone
Borden, Lionel Cann, David
Hemp, Kevin Hurdle,
Malachi Jones, Stefan Kelly,
Dwayne Leverock, Dean Mi-
nors, Saleem Mukuddem,
Steven Outerbridge, Oliver
Pitcher, Clay Smith, Janeiro
Tucker, Kwame Tucker.

India fans vent fury after Sri Lanka loss

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters)
- Hundreds of cricket fans
across India burnt effigies,
defaced posters and held
mock funeral processions of
the national team, a day af-
ter their defeat to Sri Lanka
in the World Cup match in
the Caribbean.
Winners in 1983 and final-.
ists in the last tournament, In-
dia suffered a 69-run defeat in
their crunch Group B match
against Sri Lanka and their slim
hopes of progressing now hinge
on an unlikely defeat for
Bangladesh by debutants Ber-
muda today.
Cricket is taken very seriously
in India, where players are treated
as huge celebrities, paid big money
to endorse major commercial
brands and put on pedestals by
cricket-crazy fans.
But yesterday, television
pictures showed furious cricket
fans in towns and cities across
India taking to the streets to
show their outrage at their na-
tional team's defeat
In the northern city of
Kanpur, dozens of residents
held a mock funeral procession
where people dressed as the 11
cricket players were carried on
stretchers through the streets.
"Everyone should leave

this cricket team, we should
have new youngsters with
much more power and more
aggression and all these old
team members should retire,"
said one angry fan.

"It was such a waste of
time to see India lose. one wicket
after another and finally lose the
match, I don't want to even talk
about it," said Jatin Panchal, a
businessman in the western city

Security was beefed up at Rahul Dravid's house in
Bangalore, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport photo)

In other places, fans burnt
effigies, stamped on glossy
posters of players and daubed
their faces with .black paint.
Others lashed out at pictures
with their shoes.

of Ahmedabad.
Security has been stepped
up outside the residences of
some of the cricketers, includ-

ing captain Rahul Dravid's home
in the southern city of Banga-
lore, for fears of an attack or
stone-pelting by fans.
The World Cup-frenzy in
the country has been fuelled by
a multitude of television chan-
nels and media houses who have
touted the team as favourites
and are tracking the action
minute-by-minute since the
team's arrival in the Caribbean.
In the eastern city of
Kolkata, travel agents said
many fans planning to travel
to the Caribbean to watch In-
dia compete in the Super
Eight the last eight re-
maining teams had can-
celled their bookings.
"At least a dozen persons,
who had booked their tickets to the
Caribbean to watch India battle in
the Super Eight this week have al-
ready called to cancel their trip,"
travel agent Anil Punjabi said, add-
ing travel agents stood to lose mil-
lions of rupees from booking can-
Sumanta Banerjee, 41, was
planning to flyto the Caribbean this
week to watch India play in the next
round, but changed his plans imme-
diately after India's defeat.
"I would rather go to
Thailand for holidays now,"
he said.

FIFA profits

boosted by

2006 World Cup


By Mark Ledsom

ZURICH, Germany I Reuters) World soccer's govern-
ing body FIFA has announced profits of 303 million
Swiss francs ($250 million) for the past financial year,
boosted partly by earnings from the 2006 World Cup
Announcing the figures at a media conference yesterday.
FIFA general secretary) Urs Linsi said 2006 had been an "ex-
ceprional ,ear". warning that similar profit levels were not ex-
pected in the conung years
"The 2006 World Cup was a wonderful, wonderful
football tournament but it was also economically a
huge success," said Linsi, explaining that the compe-
tliion had brought FIFA an
extra 45 million euros in
"'We expect the 2007-2010
Financial return- to be smaller
and that equity. ledl therefore
pnro onla modest ti n the fu-
ture.'" Lnst said.
Linsi said the figures
proved that FIFA had been

hsial securitisation plan folio%%-
ing the collapse of former mar-
keting partner ISL and the can-
Fellanon of FIFA's orId Cup
insurance pole y after the Sep-
SEPP BLATTER member 11 2001 attacks on the
United States.
The plan saw FIFA effectively pre-selling expected rev-
enues from the World Cup in return for cash loans from
the private sector.
"It was criticized b. the media originally but this modern
financial instrument brought mina surplus of $184 nullion after
full repayment and allowed FlFA to honour all its obligations
at an time and in full." Linsi said.
FIFA's long-term aim is to build up enough financial re-
serves it. finance ejch tour-ear term leading up to the World
Cup final. in advance
The 2006 profits and total profits over the past four
years of 816 million Swiss francs have already given the
organisation reserves of 752 million Swiss francs.
As a non-profit organisation. FIFA promised that some
of its additional funds would be returned to member as-
sociations in the form of increased development payments
Lini said FIFA sould spend $690 million on development
projects in uits nelt four-year cycle up 51.percent from the
$457 nulhon spent between 2002 and 2006.
"We are not a bank." FIFA president Sepp Blorter added.
"It's not important ho% much money %e have but rather what
we d, with it.
"FIFA is still not rich but we have now created a com-
fortable position for ourselves. Only a few years ago. FIFA
was being criticised for its financial situation. Toda), we
have proved that the facts are somewhat different.

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Joyce hits 75 to help England into Super Eight

By Mark Meadows.

(Reuters) Opener Ed Joyce
hit 75 to help England into
the Super Eight with a
seven-wicket win over Kenya
in a rain-affected World Cup
Group C decider yesterday.
.Dublin-born Joyce, who

... $150 000


INSPIRED by the near invin-
cibility of goalkeeper Peter
Prescott and complemented
by a late equaliser from ex-
national captain Gordon 'Ul-
timate' Brathwaite, a deter-
mined Rastafari Patriarchs
overcame the Bald Head Mas-
ters in the Return of the Real
Masters football replay
which once again went into a
penalty shoot-out.
In another enthralling en-
counter of the rivals, played at
the GFC ground last Friday
night the former Santos, West-
ern Tigers and Top Ranking
custodian proved to be a night-
mare for the 'Bald Heads' as he
denied all, except one, of the at-
tempts on his citadel with pre-
cise timing, accurate positioning
and lightning reflexes.
The lanky Prescott's
only blemish on a night he
shone like a beacon occurred
two minutes into the second
half when ex-Thomas United
midfielder Kevin Walcott
blasted the nets from close
range off a rebound from a
Terrence Archer shot on goal,
to break the deadlock follow-
ing a goal-less first period.
Like they did in the first
meeting three-Sundays ago at
the said venue the Patriarchs
showed grit and character
while maintaining perfect ball
possession as the game devel-
oped, while at the other end
Prescott was as safe as a
Reward for the Rastas
came five minutes from the
end when the 'Ultimate War-
rior' deftly and skilfully
back-flicked an intended shot
by 'Toolah' Gordon on reach-
ing the ball at the far post,
with goalkeeper Carey
Jacques stranded at the near
In the penalty shoot-out,
there were contrasting starts
and cni' hb jih 'ilc',
J,, Iri [L i .I- L .. 11 iLj ei

made 66 against Canada last
Sunday, combined .lth Ke\in
Pietersen (56 not oun ito elinui-
nate the Africans ith 10 IImers
to spare and set up a first Su-
per Eight match against Ireland
in Guyana next Fnda'.,
England's Andrew Flintoff.
back after being dropped from
the win over Canada because of

a drinking scandal. had earlier
grabbed 1to i. ckets to help
limnn Kenya Io 177 all omu
The match. which h started
two hours late. was reduced
to 43 o'ers-a-side because-or
overnight rain but Ken-ya
captain Sltee Tikolo sprung
a surprise b. electing to bat.
The decision looked to have

backfired hhenr a Jamen Ander-
,,nl Jdhcl r, kept Io.. to b.v. I
opened Rail Shah lc, oi ur in the
fifth mer
Cleer field placings from
England then contributed to
Ihe downfall of Maurice
Ounia and Ton3 Suji who
came into Ihe side for opener
David Obuia.

Another low delivery from
Paul Collingwood undid Tanmay
Mishra; who chopped a cut on to
the stumps for a duck taking the
score to 74 for four.

A mix-up with Tikolo led to
Collins Obuya being run-out for
10 before all-rounder Flintoff
trapped Thomas Odoyo lbw.
Flintoff nearly had two
more wickets with another ex-
cellent lbw shout and Tikolo be-
ing badly dropped by Joyce at
mid-on before Jimmy Kamande
was bowled by Collingwood's
slower ball.
Tikolo struck 76 before be-
ing yorked by Flintoff and two
late run-outs wrapped up the
Despite bowling out a side
for the first time in this World
Cup, England's attack was again
inconsistent and leaked 22 ex-
tras including eight no-balls.
Fast bowler Sajid

Mahmood, included in place
.of Liam Plunkett, threw in
many slower deliveries but;
they were largely ineffective.-
England's run chase had a
stuttering start with captinm
Michael Vaughan was out for
one as he again struggled with
his one-day form.
The 32-year-old, who has -re
covered from long-standing knee
and hamstring problems, was sur-
prised by some extra bounce and
cut Peter Ongondo to backward,
point where Collins Obuya took a
superb diving catch.
England's nerves were then
frayed by Ian Bell falling for 16 andl
Pietersen being dropped on seven,
by wicketkeeper Ouma off Hiren
Varaiya's first ball after drinks.
But Vaughan's men, who
lost to fellow qualifiers New
Zealand in their first group
game, then easily completed.
their task despite former Ire-i
land batsman Joyce being
bowled by Tikolo late on..

a'ta t 'p the"iBk m-"I,
Captain of the triumphant Rastafari Patriarchs, Vibert Butts, collects the Banks DIH
Challenge Trophy from head of the 'I' Movement Promotion, i. Salam, while other
members of the winning team share the moment.

for the Bald Heads, captain
Vibert Butts and Orrin Agard
missed for the Patriarchs af-
ter the first two kicks.
Selwyn Bailey, Adrian Forde
and Walcott then all missed
for. the losers, as Sampson
Gilbert, Dan McPherson and
Aubrey Adams made no mis-
take in ensuring the winners'
purse of $150 000 goes to the
In addition to the $75 000
donated by GT&T, former
Thomas United player Gor-
don 'Blacks' Ashford contrib-
uted $100 000 to the winners
and $50 000 to the losers.
The US-based Ashford was
also part of the Bald Heads'
line-up. The Patriarchs also col-
lected the winning Banks DIH
Challenge Trophy and twenty
The MVP awards, adjudi-
cated by manager of the na-
tional football team Aubrey
Hutson, went to Prescott,(do-
nated by Swiss House Cambio)
of the winners and for the los-
ers it was Walcott (donated by
Kwame Cross).
More Masters football
will be forthcoming, as a qua--
drangular Festival involving
Pele. Santos. Thomas United
and Iht Palri.ichs, i, seti In
kick nll sliorld.


AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA Points Australia 2, South Africa 0

A. Gilchrist c Gibbs
b Langeveldt 42
M. Hayden c Gibbs b Kallis 101
R. Pointing c de Villiers b Ntini 91
M. Clarke run-out 92
A. Symonds b Hall 18
M. Hussey c Kallis b Hall 5
S. Watson not out 14
Extras: (lb-4, w-9, nb-1) 14"
Total: (6 wkts, 50 overs) 377
Fall of wickets: 1-106,2-167,3-328,4-
Bowling: Pollock 10-0-83-0 (w-2),
Ntini 9-0-68-1, Langeveldt 10-0-82-1
(nb-1, w-2), Hall 10-0-60-2, Smith 2-0-
14-0, Kallis 9-0-66-1.
G. Smith c wkpr Gilchrist
b Hogg 74
AB de Villiers run-out (Watson) 92
J. Kallis c Clarke b Hogg 48
H. Gibbs stp. Gilchrist b Hogg 17
A. Prince c Hayden b McGrath 1
M. Boucher b Tait 22
J. Kemp Ibw b Tailt 1
S. Pollock b Watson 7
A. Hall not out 8
C. Langeveldt b Bracken 0
M. Ntini b Bracken 7
Extras: (w-11, nb-1, pen 5) 17
Total: (all out, 48 overs) 294
Fall of wickets: 1-160, 1-184,2-220, 3-
223,4-256,5-264, 6-267,7-277, 8-279,
Bowling: Bracken 9-0-40-2, Tait 10-
0-612 (nb-1 w.-il McGraih 90-62-1.
Watson 8-.1 16 1 w-2). Hogg 10-0-
61-3 (w-1. Synionds2.0-19.0.

,KENYA innings
M. Ouma c Collingwood
b Anderson 13
R. Shah b Anderson 4
'!:T. Suji c Vaughan b Mahmood -14
S. Tikolo b Flintoff 76
T. Mishra b Collingwood .0
C. Obuya run-out 10
T. Odoyo lbw Flintoff 4
* J. Kamande b Collingwood 17
L. Onyango run-out 10
P. Ongondo run-out 3
H. Varaiya not out 4
Extras: (Ib-8, w-6, nb-8) 22
Total: (all out, 43 overs) 177
Fall of wickets: 1-10,2-35,3-73,4-74,
Bowling: Anderson 9-0-27-3 (w-1),
Mahmood 9-0-39-1 (nb-3, w-2),
Flintoff 9-0-35-2 (nb-3, w-1), Bopara
1-0-7-0 (nb-1, w-1), Colingwood 7-0-
33-2 (w-1), Panesar 8-0-28-0.
ENGLAND innings
E. Joyce b Tikolo 75
M. Vaughan c Obuya
b Ongondo 1
I. Bell c (sub.) b Odoyo 16
K. Pietersen not out 56
P. Collingwood not out 18
Extras: (Ib-2, w-7, nb-3) 12
Total: (3 wkts, 33 overs) 178
Fall of wickets: 1-12,2-52,3-155.
Bowling: Odoyo 6-0-27-1 (nb-2, w-
3), Ongondo 4-0-31-1, Onyango 2-0-
14-0, Sujl 3-0-15-0 (nb-1), Varaiya 6-
0.39-0 (w-21. Kamande 5-0-24-0.
Tikolo 4-0-18-1. C Obuya 3-0-8-0.
Points: England 2. Kenya 0.


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A-team whip B-team

5-1 to set up clash with

Sophia B in final

IN A battle of the Campbellville boys, the A-team whipped
the B-team 5-1 on Friday at the Camptown ground, toset
up the clash with Sophia B in today's final at the same
venue from 16:00 h,
Campbellville A's goals came from goalkeeper Richie
Richards, Reshawn Sandiford, Kwame La Fleur, Roger Singh,
Ovid Pollard and Edgar De Vieira, who have all netted one goal
Ryan Hinckson pulled back the lone one for the B-
The Campbellville boys will now have a formidable scor-
ing line-up while Sophia will rcpl\ v. iih Shemro', Arthur in goal,
Mark Hudson, Mark Carter, Godfrey Greaves, Quincy Will-
iams and Sean Heywood..
A b60 000 prize "ill l.o to the winning team and $30
0110 to the runners-up.. I

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Inzamam: .

s' ? I


By Richard Sydenham
(Reuters) Pakistan captain
Inzamam-ul-Haq and assis-
tant' coach Mushtaq Ahmed
were yesterday questioned by
Jamaican police investigating
the murder of coach Bob
Woolmer and were later
cleared to return home.

Inzamam told reporters that
police in Montego Bay had
wanted to clear up one point
with him in the inquiry, just
hours before the party was due
to fly.
"It was nothing special but
I think it was something he (un-
named police officer) missed,"
he said shortly before he was.
scheduled to begin the long jour-

ney back to Pakistan following
a traumatic seven days.
"He told. me 'please go
home, there is nothing
The murder of Woolmer,
58, by strangling last Sunday
has rocked -the World Cup and"
completely overshadowed the
He. was discovered uncon-

scious in his Kingston hotel
room and pronounced dead later
that day in hospital. Police con-
firmed they were treating the
death as murder on Thursday.
The Pakistan team man-
ager Talat Ali confirmed that
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Hayden's record

sets up Aussie vic

By Telford Vice
(Reuters) Australia opener
Matthew Hayden smashed
the fastest century in World
Cup history yesterday to help
propel the world champions
to an 83-run win over South
Africa in the key Group A
Hayden needed only 66
balls, one delivery less than Ca-
nadian John Davison's .effort
against West Indies in 2003, to
reach his century before he was
caught for 101.
Captain Ricky Ponting be-
came the seventh player to
cross the 10 000-run mark in
one-dayers as he scored 91 and
Michael Clarke 92 in Australia's
377 for six, their highest World
Cup total.
South Africa captain
Graeme Smith and AB de
Villiers put on 160 for the
first wicket but after de
Villiers was brilliantly run-
out by Shane Watson for 92
the innings lost momentum.
Smith, who was forced to
retire hurt with cramp after
scoring 72, added only two more
on his return before he was
caught and the innings finally
closed on 294 with two overs
to spare.

The win allowed Australia
to carry two points into the Su-
per Eight starting next week.
Adam Gilchrist and
Hayden tore into the South
African bowling, and Austra-
lia reached 100 off 81 balls
when Hayden drove medium
pacer Andrew Hall over extra
cover for six.
Fast bowler Charl
Langeveldt separated the open-
ers in the 15th over with 106
run's on the board. Gilchrist fell
for 42 after steering a mistimed
cut to Herschelle Gibbs at back-
ward point.
Hayden claimed his record
in the 23rd over with a straight
six off part-time off-spinner
The strapping left-hander
was dismissed seven balls later
when he looped a delivery from
fast bowler Jacques Kallis to
Gibbs at backward point.
Hayden faced 68 balls in all
and hit 14 fours and four sixes
in his chanceless innings.
Ponting and Clarke ensured
that Australia maintained the
pace with a brisk stand of 161
for the third wicket.
Pointing scored a run-a-
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Man-of-the-Match Matthew Hayden acknowledges the
cheers after blasting the fastest World Cup hundred, off
66 balls. (Yahoo Sport)

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next week to represent "She"
Caribbean magazine at one
of the biggest events in the
black community, the Cel-
ebration of My Sisters show.
It's the highlight of Interna-
tional Women's month, where
women who have succeed to
reach the top of the corporate
ceiling and this is an opportu-
nity to give back to the commu-
nity either by giving advice,
money or generally motivating
others along the way.
For my part I am going to
give a speech about change. Has
the goalpost changed regarding
equal opportunities in corporate
world? Those of us that have
gown up during the 80s, may
remember movies like "Working
We remember feeling in-
spired by Melanie Griffith as'
the assertive secretary making
her mark on the corporate
world. I know for myself, I
was 'ready to go out and move
mountains as a woman in a big
But how much has really
changed since that time? Have



we made headway or are we still
where we back in the 80s. Look-
ing back on the movie and the
times, did we notice that
Melanie Griffith was competing

portunities than in the past but
just who gets these opportuni-
ties? In my early years work-
ing at the largest Press Relations
firm in the UK, and moving

There comes a point that you have to ask
yourself, when are you really ever done
playing the game? At what point does your
assertiveness and abilities to get things done
get embraced instead of scrutinized?

against another woman?
Did we really pay any at-
tention that she had sexual rela-
tions with the man that was to
take her to the top? Do we
think the same scenario would
have played out the same exact
way if she had a male boss?
Would she have been embraced
or shot down for her aspiring
Society today likes to por-
tray women as having equal op-
pqrtunities in all areas of life,
but do we really have "equal"
opportunities in the corporate
world? I say yes and no.
I admit there are more op-

slowly I might add opposed to.
my male counterparts through
the ranks, I have been reminded
over and over again that women
shouldn't overstep their bound-
aries or fall outside the tradi-
tional roles in fear that they will
be labeled as overly assertive or
A past woman supervisor
once told me that climbing the
corporate ladder as a woman is
not about what you can do but
how well you play the game and
I've found myself repeating
these same words to my women
friends who fall into this cat-

My question to you is at
what point do corporations em-
brace women and their diverse
talents instead of being threat-,
ened by them? Should we as
women accept that mindset to-
day? There is so much litera-
ture out there about how to be-
come more assertive and steps
on climbing the corporate ladder
but very limited information, if
at all any, on what to do if
you're considered "overly

'. j -

assertive" and how- you're to
overcome this, or even that you
should try. We've all heard male
managers described as "he's
tough but he gets the job done"
or "he's aggressive and likes to
get results" or "he's a no-non-
sense type of guy".
What about women who
have the same mindset in
those same traditional roles?
I can tell you that in my ex-
perience, those same women
are revered as high-mainte-
nance, overly assertive and
the list of descriptors can go

on. Are women all these
. things or there's a double
standard placed on us from
the man's perceptive? At
what point does our abilities
to get the job done outweigh
what falls into traditional
I came to a point in my
own career where I've had to
evaluate where I want to go
as an assertive woman and
what I actually want out of
- my life. I've had to reflect
5 on my own experiences
and decide if I want to
constantly play the. game
to succeed in the corporate
world. There comes a
point that you have to ask
yourself, when are you
really ever done playing
the game? At what point
does your assertiveness
and abilities to get things
done get embraced instead
of scrutinized?
I'm concerned that we
S. paint this portrait of what a
woman should be and what
it means to succeed in a cor-
porate environment. The
material currently out there de-
scribes assertiveness as a trait all
women should aspire to have
more of.
But what we don't teach
them is that we should gravitate
to careers that embrace our natu-
ral traits; otherwise, we may be
forced into a career that pro-
vides us with no happiness or
Forging ahead is tough,
I'm not say that women can't
make it in the corporate en-
vironment or climb the lad-
der of success all the way to

the top. There are many
women out there who have
done just that and should be
revered as role models of
what we as women can be-
come and accomplish.
What I am saying is that I
don't see where we've made

much progress when it comes to
breaking down the traditional
roles in corporations, especially
in the upper ranks. Women.still
need to fit within a nice, neat
package, conforming to the en-
vironment in which they are en-
veloped within.
So where does that leave
us deemed "overly" assertive-
women in the workplace? I
have my own philosophy on
this. If you are currently
working in the corporate en-
vironment, are considered
overly-assertive and have as-
pirations of climbing that
corporate ladder, you have
choices: be a trailblazer, con-
form, or find another position
Please see page III



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Sunday Chronicle March 25. 2007


LAST Tuesday I bid
farewell to my Austin Mini
car which had served me and
the family faithfully for
nearly fifteen years.
Though in reasonable good
shape, it .was showing its age (it
was a Mark III version manu-
factured in the mid 1970s) and
the parts were getting increas-
ingly expensive. Five years ago,
I parked it in the driveway and
bought a Japanese made sub-
I didn't want to- part with
the Mini and it stood languish-
ing in the driveway with the
wife occasionally rowing with
me to take it away. One day, I
would get around to restore it.
But that was not to be.
Every now and then I
would meet up with a Mini
driver on the road and ask him/
-her to "make me an offer". No
takers. I then offered it free to
the auto mechanics class at the
main Polytechnic in the island as
a class project. I didri't even get
a reply.
Finally, the wrecker's truck
had to be called and have it
taken away to the dump.
I was sad to see it go. It had
stood by me through thick and
thin. There were three main rea-
sons Why I bought it.
First, One, it was good on
gas. The 850 cc was small com-
pared to the gas guzzlers in-
creasingly coming into the is-
land. Secondly, I could do most
ol the routine maintenance by
myself and that saved more
money. No fancy electronics, so
you could take out the carbu-
rettor, for example, and strip it


down one Saturday
afternoon (and put it back to-
gether) and change the bearings.
Thirdly, and more impor-
tantly, the Austin Mini is still
one of the greatest cars to be
built and a testimony to the
excellent British automotive
engineering know how. It
was designed by a team led by
Sir Alec Issigonis at the Brit-
ish Motor Corporation in
1959. Before production was
discontinued in 2000, some
5,387,862 came off the assem-
bly lines in several countries
including neighboring Ven-
ezuela. One survey rated it
the most influential car in
the twentieth century after
the Ford Model T.
Among its innovative and
revolutionary features was its
size. It was small. That was
out of economic necessity. At
that period in the mid 1950s,
the UK was facing a fuel short-
age due to the Suez Crisis.
BMC management said they
wanted a car to take four adults.
The other thing, it had a
t r an s v e r s e l y
mounted ("sideways") engine. It

also had the four speed gear box
being lubricated by the same oil
in the sump lubricating the en-
gine. And it had front
wheel drive. Japanese auto
makers, then in their in-
fancy, copied some features
of the design.
It had its drawbacks.
The ride for example was a
bit bumpy. That's because
instead .of traditional
springs, the Mini had rub-
ber cones. There wasn't
much room in the trunk.
The boot lid had hinges on
the bottom so .that it could
remain open to a certain ex-
tent while driving. This
would allow for packing
in extra stuff.
A problem (and appar-
ently with the design from
other reports) with mine
was when I drove through
too much heavy rain, the
water would get into the
electrics through the open grill
and the engine would stutter but
never stall. As with other cars,
I had the occasional radiator
hose blowing out.
One time I drove late at


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night (and couldn't get a re-
placement until the next day).
after a blowout ten miles

across the island stopping ev-
ery now and again at a "stand
pipe" and throwing water
over the overheated steaming
engine. The beauty of the
Mini engine was that it was
made from cast iron. The alu-
minum engines of today's
Far Eastern cars would have
seized long time.
Another time I couldn't get
my high beams on the lights
working, (or maybe that day
when I put in new lens, I had
adjusted dhem so low that the
high beaths were similar to the
projection of the low beams).
I had occasion to take
Moses Nagamootoo across the
island that day to Sam Lord's
Castle Hotel from a function in

the capital 'Bridgetown in pitch
black night. I knew he was ap-
prehensive knowing that I could

only see about fifteen feet in
front me in the cane field bor-
dered dark roads with lots of
corners. But I knew the roads..
The Mini had a "no frills"
design which kept prices down.
The welds keeping the body
sections together were exposed
for example and the hinges were
on the outside. Ordinary work-
ing people and the middle
class could afford the resulting
low prices. But the Mini's
iconic status in the 1960s meant
that it was also bought and
showed off by the well to do
such as actor Peter Sellers.
On bumpy roads, it could
be a pain the neck but cor-
nering was a real pleasure.
Because of the low center of

gravity from the wide wheel
base, it stuck to the road
around corners like glue. In
the famous Monte" Carlo
Rally in the 1960s, Minis
placed in the top three for six
consecutive years. Eventually,
the organizers had to find
some excuse to ban it.
The car still has a good re-
sale value. There is a monthly
magazine for Mini owners, giv-
ing tips on car parts, good buys,
etc. There are active Mini clubs
world wide including the US for
whose market a left hand drive
version was manufactured.
There was a Mini Association
in Barbados to which I be-
Unfortunately, that group
seems to have folded though
I still see a handful of beau-
tifully maintained Minis on
the roads in the island. But
they appear to be dwindling.
The other day I was driving,
stuck in a rush hour traffic,
and wondered whatever be-
came of all those ,old British
cars that were brought to the
island (my father had a Mor-
ris Minor) and places like
Guyana. Why do we always
want to dispose of something
even if is still good and use-
When you think of it, the
reasons for the demise of old
cars are simple: one is that af-
ter a while, they wear out and
the maintenance costs rise.
Their replacements are
fairly well made models, now
almost entirely from Japan and
far eastern countries. They have
more features, including safety
ones, and give a better ride. '
And then there is the adver-
tising about style and, in
fairness, image is important.
The SUVs are popular now and
can carry more people and lug-
gage. They have some value for
the sometimes rough interior
roads in developing -countries
like Guyana.
But for the time I had my
Mini I couldn't want for
more and I will miss it.
(Norman Faria is Guyana's
Honorary Consul in Barba-

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(in October 2003, 96 percent of Rwanda's registered
voters cast their ballots. Remarkable not just for turnout,
this election was also a landslide victory for proponents
of gender balance in politics. Rwanda now leads the
world in the number of women in elected parliamentary
positions: 48.8 percent of the lower house of parliament
is female. Here, two elderly ladies from a town just
outside the capital wait, voter cards in hand, to cast their

US Embassy

screens "Ladies

First" Film

IN honor of Women's History Month, the U.S. Embassy
tomorrow screens "Ladies First", a documentary film which
profiles women on the forefront of change.
The screening will take place at The National Library from
16:30 h.
Ten years after the bloody genocide that killed an estimated
800,000 people in just 100 days, Rwanda's women are leading
their country's healing process and taking their society forward
into a different future.
They are playing a remarkable role in politics and are
also emerging as prominent figures in the business sec-
PBS' "Ladies First" reveals the challenges facing them and
their country as Rwanda struggles to build a sustainable peace.
This event is free and open to the public.


Education: Bachelors Degree In Social Work or
related field from a recognized Institution,

Requirements: Four years practical knowledge in
Social Work and other combination of education
and experience will be considered. Experience in
nursing would be an advantage.

Applications with resUme' can be submitted to the
Coordinator or by email:
not later than Monday, April 18, 2007.

Homestretch Avenue
D'Urban Park
Tel. # 227-8353; 225-4731


From page II
that will enable you to use your talents to achieve uncom.
mon results.
I am off to. London to deliver this speech, which you are read-.
ing now before they have even heard it. In that speech I can hon-
estly'describe my boss, Mae Wayne, publisher of She Caribbean,
as a trailblazer.
Trailblazing is a term I use to describe what it takes to
change the stereotypical mindset commonly placed on tradi-
tional roles. It's when you take up the torch and push forward
forcing corporations to make changes. To become a trailblazer
requires resilience, a strong will and the ability to take
punches throughout the climb. I have seen her move through
the corridors of Star Publishing, conducting meetings, and de-
livering her ideas to her staff. Some may say she is bossy I
say she is assertive. A true trailblazer in my eyes.
But how do you strike the correct balance between being
seen as ambitious and keen and coming across as simply pushy
and arrogant? Old-fashioned good manners and courtesy go a
long way. Being enthusiastic about your work and letting
people know that you are ambitious can be very motivating
for other staff.
You only start to sound arrogant if you imply that other
people are incapable or ignore the signals that people have
heard enough.

One Sales Representative

CXC passes including Maths & English
3 years working experience in this field is a plus
Must be computer literate & possess a valid Driver's
Vibrant personality possessing good interpersonal
skills and ability to work independently.
Send applications along with CV to:
The Chief Executive Officer
16 Mudlot Kingston
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Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the position of:

Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

(a) Four (4) subjects GCE or CXC including
English language and Mathematics.
(b) A minimum of three (3) years work
experience in a similar position.
(c) Computer Literacy.

Applicants should also have a pleasant personality and
good c omrimniiclitiir, ''hiii Remuneration will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested persons should submit applications to:.

The General Manager
Meadow Bank
Greater Georgetown, Guyana

No later than Saturday 7th April 2007

REGD. NO. 759
Pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Co-operative Societies' Regulation
Chapter 88:01, I hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of
LTD., Regd. No. 759 will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 09:00 hrs at
the Clerico House, 140 Quamina Street, Georgetown.
Agenda will be as follows:
a. Meeting Call to Order
b. RollCalI
c. Confirmation of Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
and an intervening Special General Meeting
d. Consideration and approval ofSupervisors'Report
e. Consideration and approval of Committee's Report
f. Hearing and deciding upon complaints by members aggrieved
by a decision of the Committee
g. Consideration and approval of Auditor's Report
i. Election of Committee of Management and Supervisory
j. Any other business
3. Notice of complaint to be brought before the meeting must be submitted
to the Secretary in writing at least two (2) days before the date fixed for
the meeting.
4. Mr. FitzgeraldAgard, Chairman is hereby authorized to preside.
Georgetown, March 8,2007
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Chief Co-operatives Development Officer


. ,unday Clroricle Mach 25, 2007


Pa2eo I


South America's

Comsic Race (Part 2)

By Terence Boston

IT IS difficult and rare to find
a similar flexible and
civilised official approach to
racial co-existence and inte-
gration as that of the Span-
ish/Portuguese, in the huge
Anglo-colonial colonies of
North America, Canada, and
the Caribbean islands, even
though many Afiglo individu-
als in these areas chose non-
white lovers and spouses.
Whereas the Spanish/Portu-
guese in South America led in
fostering and creating a distinct

continental polymorphic creole
modem culture, expressed and
projected in "avant-garde", or
unusual fiction, poetry, visual
art,-films, and music, celebrated
around the world for its inven-
tive social vision and lack of ra-
cial obsessions, the Anglo-colo-
nial view discouraged and ob-
structed the birth'of new creole
cultures based on hybrid racial
and cultural values.
What was more useful to
their divide-and-rule social ideas
was the encouragement of eth-
nic exclusiveness, frozen cul-
tures transplanted elsewhere

and forever looking back to their
racial origins, while their labour
remained exploited for "the Em-
pire", rather than the collective
creole nations they were now
citizens of, and for which they
had been taught little apprecia-
Guyanese who grew up re-
ceiving, and continue to receive
only exclusive Anglo
worldviews on race and
ethnicity, would hardly ever be
exposed to a concept like
Vasconcellos' "Cosmic Race",
and many similar ones from
Bolivar, Freyre, Amado, Marti,

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r, emniai to:

Carpentier, etc, since they were
almost completely brainwashed
for centuries to believe that
Latin American creole cultures
had no equality or authenticity
comparable with Old World
Cultures like Europe, Africa, In-
dia, Asia.
This self-abusive idea
meant that like the British
colonial, who was too great to
every change, Africans, Ori-
entals, etc. in Guyana, simply
had to stagnate as imported
races and cultures and every-
thing would be fine. What re-
sulted was racial ideas and
attitudes comparable to
Anglo North America, one of
the most racially paranoid
and confused areas in the
world, ideas imitated and
brought back to Guyana by
many Guyanese who returned
after adjusting to North
America's specific racial rea-
soning and attitudes.

On the other hand, South
American concepts like the
"Cosmic Race" refused to stag-
nate, refused to use ethnic or
cultural ideas in order to justify
racial and cultural fragmentation.
To accept the idea of race as
no longer specific or "pure", no
longer self-obsessed but relaxed
and open to simply the human
form, the human as-a precious
value, is to accept the "cosmic
race". It is probably a human
state thpt comes about naturally,
if people really felt free to mix,
associate, learn, and love, with-
out feeling they have lost some-
thing, but rather gained, on one
way or another.
Racial mixing or misce-
genation can involve giving
up one's racial and personal
vanity based on colour, fea-
tures, etc; relinquishing such
outward possessions to the
inner beauty of character and
personality formation in hu-
mans. Also, South America's
"cosmic race" does not mean
the end of the continent's
ethnic whites, blacks, and
other peoples, since it is they
who have created the "cosmic
race" among themselves, and
they too belong to it as a po-
tent and necessary catalytic
All parties should therefore
once again see and appreciate
their interdependence, whether
as a minority or majority.

It would be an error to
think that South America is the
originator of miscegenation as a
major factor in its development
from abusive colonial to freer
modem times.
By now most people know
that many Spanish and Portu-
guese who came to South
America, came from countries
that. were already largely
miscegenated. The Romans (al-
ready very miscegenated) first
conquered Spain, mixed in, then
later the Moors of North Africa
also conquered Spain/Portugal
to a large extent, and their cus-
toms of impregnating harems of
secluded women led to hun-
dreds of children bearing one
man's name.
Some of these same atti-
tudes towards conquest contin-
ued in South America among
Native Indians and Imported
African slaves. So only a very
small minority of Spanish/Por-
tuguese, if any, were ever pure-
blooded in colonial transferal.
However, later in the 20th cen-
tury South America saw millions
of Europeans from everywhere,
flowing into the continent,
where they too added to the
mixed batter, enriched it, and
,help to modemise nations like
Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Argen-
tina, Uruguay, etc.
In 1971, the brilliant
Please turn to page VII

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Convict freed

IN 1961 the Federal.
Supreme Court found that
'Niter' a man who was
convicted by a jury on the
basis of what a trial judge
said were children's words of
wisdom' was in effect,
conviction based on
inadmissible evidence.
As a consequence Niter an
alleged 'Pick-pocket' who was
convicted and sentenced to 4
years for grabbing a customer's
wallet with money and running
away with same, had his
conviction and sentence set
But in the interest of justice,
the Federal Court ordered a
In 1961 a businessman had
gone to a city restaurant to
purchase a meal.
Whilst there, a pick-pocket
thief grabbed his wallet with all
his money and ran away,
making the mistake of running
through a school yard during
the mid-day hour, where school
children were at play.


against his conviction on four
grounds, the most important of


The victim, Mr. Roopchand
was chasing the thief, and had
given up all hopes of catching
the robber, when school
children who observed the
runaway thief to be a character,
known to them as 'Niter' began
following the thief and shouting
, "Is Niter", Is Niter".
On the basis of this
information from.the children,
the Police were able to track
down the robber, who was
arrested and charged with
larceny from the person.
At his jury trial, aided by
the trial judge who stated that
had it not been for the words of
wisdom from the children, the
crime would not have been
solved, the jury returned a
verdict of guilty in relation to
the accused 'Niter' who was
jailed for 4 years by the judge.
But on appeal the Federal
Supreme Court of the Criminal
Appellate Jurisdiction found
that what the trial judge had
referred to as the 'children's
words of wisdom' which might



- Evidence was inadmissible

C. Wylie and A.M. Lewis.
The Chief Justice delivered
the judgment. The other judges
Representing the Appellant
before the Appellate Court was
Senior Counsel, Mr. Fred Wills.
Senior Crown Counsel, Mr.
E. A. Romao, appeared for the
The grounds of appeal were-
based on the Criminal Law to
the effect that Hearsay evidence
of identification had the effect
of influencing the jury.
Chief Justice Gomes in his
judgment had said, "the
appellant was convicted of
larceny from the person and
sentenced to a term of
imprisonment for four years.
'The facts in so far as they
are necessary for the purposes
of this appeal are ihat a man by
the name of Roopchand was in
a restaurant and as he was
about to leave he felt someone
pick his pocket.
"He turned around and
according to what he said in
evidence he saw the accused
with a coil of notes in his hand..
amounting to $305.00 which
he, Roopchand, had had in his

have influenced the jury to their
conclusion of guilt, was in fact
inadmissible evidence.
As a consequence the
appeal was allowed.
The conviction and
sentence were set aside by the
Federal Supreme Court
constituted by Chief Justice,
Sir Stanley Gomes and Justices

which deals with inadmissible
evidence which was led at the
"The evidence to which he
refers is the evidence which was
put before the jury of some of
the children shouting out: "is



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No. 1395, are hereby summoned to a
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to be held on Sunday, March 25, 2007
at 13:00h at the Society's Office,
Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara.

Members are asked to bring along
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"The accused immediately
ran out of the restaurant and he
pursued .him. The course that
the accused had taken was
through a schoolyard and he
gave up the chase because, as he
said, there were too many
children about the place.
"The accused has appealed

Niter, is Niter." (It came out
in evidence that the appellant
Hamilton was also known as
"It is conceded by counsel
fore the respondent that that
evidence was inadmissible and
ought not to have been led.
The question is, why is it
inadmissible? .There again it is

conceded that it is inadmissible
on the ground that it was
hearsay evidence.
"In our view it does not
come within the rule which
permits that type of hearsay
evidence to be admitted, that is
to say, words used at the time
and the place and in the
circumstances that bring it
within the rule.
"However, although that is
conceded what this court has
now to determine is what
course ought to be adopted in
those circumstances.
"In the case of Tepper, [
1952] A.C. 480 P.C., Lord
Normand laid down the rule
which he considered should be
applied in cases where improper
evidence has been put before,
the jury.
"He stated that the test is
whether on a fair consideration -
of the whole proceedings the
tribunal of the board must hold
there was a probability that the
improper admission of the
evidence turned the scale
against the accused.
"Here there was what
appears to be very strong
evidence of identification the

identification that was made by
two witnesses at identification
"Notwithstanding that
evidence, however there
appears on the record two
references to the evidence after
this evidence of identification
had been put before the jury.
"In the first place a the jury
themselves directed a question
to one of the policemen with
regard to this inadmissible
"There again, the answers
that were given in reply to those
questions were inadmissible ,
but it would seem to us quite
clear that the jury must have
been influenced or impressed
to a degree by this inadmissible
evidence that was admitted
about the children calling out,
"is Niter, is Niter." .
"Further, the "trial judge, at
the very commencement of his
summing-up, which is one of the
two most important parts of a
summing-up, informed the jury
that this case would never
probably have arisen but for
the fact of these "words of
wisdom,", as he described them
coming out from the school
children, "the Chief Justice had
He added, "We have
listened to arguments of both
counsel and we have given
consideration to this matter and
we consider.that we cannot say
that the jury in any way were
not influenced by this
inadmissible evidence.
"We consider that they
were impressed by it and we
cannot- say that the verdict
would necessarily have been the
same without it. For these
reasons counsel for the
appellant has submitted that if
the court is mind to allow the
appeal it should remit it for
"We consider that in the
circumstances of this case
the conviction ought to be
quashed by reason of the fact
that this inadmissible
evidence was put before the
jury, but we also consider in
the circumstances of this case
that the interests of justice
require that there should be
a new trial."

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GuySuCo, Engineering Services Department,
LBI, ECD invites sealed bids to carry out repairs
to the following houses:-
-Repairs to No.1 timber house
-Repairs to No.2 timber house
-Repairs to No.7 timber house
-Repairs to No.17 concrete house

Rose Hall
-Repairs to No.10 timber house
-Repairs to No.14 timber house
-Repairs to No.16 timber house

-Repairs to Bath concrete house
-Repairs to Barima timber house
-Repairs to Kimbia concrete house
Interested contractors should purchase bids from
the Engineering Services Department by latest
Tuesday, April 3, 2007.

'Compulsory Site Visits at bidder's own expense
are arranged as follows:

Blairmont March 28, 2007 at 9.30am
Rose Hall March 29, 2007 at 9am
Skeldon March 29, 2007 at 1 pm

Bids closing date is 2pm on Wednesday, April 4,
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all of the tenders without
assigning any reasonss.
Group Agricultural Engineer

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Sunday Chronicle March 25, 2007

Page VI

Sundy Chonice Mach 2, 207 Pi VI

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A mulatto man and mestizo woman with their child, an 18th century painting ( Museo de
America, Madrid)

South America's ...

From page V

French structural anthropolo-
gist Claude Levi-Strauss in
his essay "Race and Cul-
ture" for UNESCO, wrote:
"According to certain anthro-
pologists, the human species
must have given birth very
early to differentiated sub-
species, which, in the course
of pre-historical times, pro-
duced all kinds of exchanges
and cross-breedings.
"Indeed, going further back
in time to Ancient Greece and
Roman times; we find preserved
evidence in visual works of art,
often highly erotic and roman-
tic, of Africans and white
women (at Pompeii, for ex-
ample) engaged in sexual plea-
sures; and even before 1492's
European voyages to America,
evidence of a. minority of Afri-

cans in pre-Columbian Mexico
and Central America is generally
accepted, to the extent that
since 1929-45 the gigantic mu-
ral titled "Market at
Teotihuacan" by the famous
mestizo Mexican muralist Diego
Rivera, distinctly depicts Afri-
cans in their unusual robes
among the multitude of native
Indians in this famous pre-
Columbian city very long ago.
Human knowledge in-,
creased and was shared only be-
cause different civilisations en-
countered each,other. Often the
first meeting of different races
and cultures resulted in misun-
derstanding, resistance, pillage,
and violence.
Everywhere on earth
forced intimacy resulted in
rape by uncivilised men who
simply wanted to release

their passions, or create,
replicas of themselves
through women they saw as
a commodity in which to
increase their own race or
tribe or customs. Women
were seen as no different
than possessions of food, gold,
treasure, land.
However, when the oppo-
nents are of different race, all
the resulting crimes seem to
double in the eyes of the op-
ponents. The slow.civilised re-
form of this negative stereo-
type usually attached to con-
quests, imperialism and colo-
nialism, would result in an edu-
cational, sensual, and new vi-
sion of the role of culture, first
promoted as open-minded cos-
mopolitan visual art by
fiercely individual European
artists, especially from nations

like Italy, Flanders. Holland.
France and Spain, then later
Latin America.
The individual non-con-
forniist personality of many
such national artists asserted and
sustained their freedom of ex-
pression, even in the face of-
skeptical public response still
waiting to be convinced.
Eventually, today, these
various nations in Europe
and Latin America, would see
millions of viewers pass
through their museums
yearly to ponder and be in-
tellectually and sensually
stimulated before paintings
celebrating the pleasure of
romance, intimacy, food and
drink, miscegenation and
family values among people
of different race and cultural

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The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social
Security is hereby expanding its Panel of Auditors and
Arbitrators. In this regard, persons or agencies interested
in being part of the Panel are asked to apply in writing to
the Chief Co-operatives Development Officer on or before
April 13, 2007, at the address stated below.

List of Criteria can be uplifted from the Office of the Chief
Co-operatives Development Officer.

Only successful applications will be acknowledged.

Co-opperatives Division
Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social
Lot 1 Water & Cornhill Streets
Tel. #: 225-8644


Sunday Chronicle March 25, 2007

Page VII

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AFTER spending years in an emotionally abusive mar-
riage, I finally, with the help of a therapist. was able to
Recently I met a man I am becoming fond of. He treats me
with respect and caring. The only reservation I have is he is
about 40 pounds overweight.
The night we met six months ago he told me he was in the
process of losing weight, but he has not lost any so far. I'm
trying to be honest with myself and ask if this is something I
can overlook.
If I decide to end the relationship, should I tell him
the truth or say I don't think we share the same active


Meagan, there is no reason to hurt his feelings or to
elicit promises of change from him.
When he fails to live up to his prorrnusei, you will first be
angry and afterward heartbroken. Loie is not piecemeal.
The reason you can't be with him is that you don't love


LAST year I abruptly
ended a relationship with
my next-door neighbor
because she used me as a
convenience and did not
treat me as a friend.
Six months ago she sent a
card explaining that she did not
understand why I no longer
talked to her. I did not
Now she has employed
the use of mutual
acquaintances to get to
me. I have not addressed
this to them because, quite
frankly, it didn't involve
them. Unfortunately, now it
does. How do I address this
without coming off as the

"bad guy."

Connie, if youi
concern is what oti
think, you are always
lose because you do
the thoughts of other
Whatever bagga
life, and previous ex]
this world they I
determine what they
you. Since you can
their beliefs, i
experiences, you
determine how the'
about anything they
contact with.
A person youi do
high regard, or wis
contact with, has'no
to enlist others to ge
wants. You took




ability to use you, so she is now
n using others to get back to using
you again.
If you are concerned what
these mutual acquaintances
think, you are going to put
yourself under the control of
others again. But if you wish
to have your own life and
CONNIE. exercise your rights as an
individual on this planet, you
r ultimate must put how you feel about
her people yourself, and your actions,
's going to first. Simply tell those
n't control acquaintances, despite what this
rs. neighbor may have told them,
age, home you've made it clear you do not
perience in wish to have contact with her.
have will Make it clear you are
feel about under no obligation to
not change explain why. If we wish to be
deas, or free to have our own likes,
cannot friendships, and- pursuits,
y will feel then we can't allow others to
come into impose their likes over ours.
Any explanation you give will
n't hold in only elicit arguments from
sh to have your neighbor about why she.
iw decided gets to have her way.
;t what she This is not a debate. This
away her is your life, and this is your

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

right. Users, abusers, aid
controllers do not take no for an
answer. If you let them tie you
up in justifying yourself, then
they have succeeded. Simply
make it clear you choose not to
be around her and you are not
going to let anyone else force
you to.
This woman doesn't feel
you are free to run your life
according to your own
wishes. That she is now
telling others -what you did
not tell them, only validates
your position.
Pretending to like What
you don't like only gets you
more of what you don't want.
Pretending to like people you
don't like allows users,
abusers, and manipulators to
use, abuse, and manipulate
you. Wiy? Because that is
their stock-in-trade. That is
their cash crop.



Notice is hereby given that the Sixty-Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Members
of The New Building Society Limited will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 23'" April,
2007 at Le Meridien Pegasus, Seawall Road, Kingston, Georgetown.

1. To receive the Financial Statements and the Reports of the Directors and
Auditors for the year ended 3 V December,'2006.

2. To elect Directors in accordance with Ruile47(1).
The Directors retiring by rotation are Messrs. David A. Yhann and Seepaul
Narine, who, being ehgi-le, offer themselves for re-election Rule 47(2).

3. To fix the remuneration of the Directors for the year 2007.

4. To appoint Auditors for the year 2007.

5. To fix the remuneration of the Auditors for the year 2007:

6. To approve the sum of $8,000,000: for donations to Charity and for Educational
purposes for the year 2007.

7. To transact any other business of which due notice shall have been given in
accordance with Rule 36.
By Order of the Board,

M. L. Arjoon,
23' March, 2007

Please Nate-:
Only Members holding at least one of the following Accounts are
entitled to attend the Meeting -
Save Et Prosper Accounts
Five Dollar Share Accounts.
Mortgage Accounts
Any member entitled to attend and vote is entitled to appoint a
proxy to attendand vote instead of him/her.

A proxy need not be a member of the Society. A proxy form can be
Uplifted from any of the Society's Branch Offices and must be
returned no later than 4:00 p.m. on the fourth day before the date
set for the Annual General Meeting.

Any Company which is a member of the Society may by resolution of
its Directors authorise such person as it thinks fit to act as its
representative at the Meeting.
Please bring your k to gain entry to the Meeting.

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unday ron ce arch 25, 00


Rohan Kanhai's

"B lastina

by Petamber Persaud
-THE bookshelf of Guyanese
autobiographies is meagre
yet in the realm of oral
literature the exploits of the
country's celebrated sons and
daughters are brandied from
street corners to parliament;
there is no shortage of
Guyanese .heroes or of
Guyanese superstars or of
Guyanese role models.
"Blasting for Runs" is
among the first Guyanese books
of autobiographical writing. It
holds a place of pride on the
local cricket scene it is the first
such book written by a
Guyanese cricketer who served
his club, country, the region and
wider world community with
It is also among the first

books written by a Guyanese of more tolerant in
Indian ancestry. condemnation and criticism
This book on cricket and when things go wrong. The
about one of the most exciting 1960s was characterized by
and colourful batsmen in the long sea travels, great
game is insightful, describing the personal sacrifice, and lack of
glory and the disrepute on the financing to have your family
field while taking the reader with you on tour especially at
beyond the boundary. Christmas, even the
The significance is clear telephone system that time
there is about four-fifth more to was a test of faith.
cricket than what happens on But that period was also
the field including the plague of characterized or tempered by
injuries, the condemnation by useful communication among
foreign press and local fans, cricketers on the game; there
homesickness; not only missing was an eagerness to learn,
home but getting sick from .correct mistakes and there were
certain food offered by foreign also persons in the camp willing
host countries, and bad selection to assist.
systems. There was a great
However, at the end, the community spirit which
reader would warm to the translated to useful team
trials and travails of a spirit without which the best
cricketer and would surely be team on paper will falter time

Blasting for

Blasting for


EIohan Kanhai

and again.
Kanhai imparted a number
of tips on the game. "A batsman
needs three things to succeed -
guts, timing and concentration".
Later he added "determination'
- 'I'm not saying the attacking
flair wasn't there...but it was
harnessed into a controlled and
deadly weapon" making
reference to his century against
England in the 1960 series which
took him "nearly six and a half
For the bowlers and the
reference to a dead wicket it
is just sleeping; a bowler can get
life out of any pitch if he tries.
The book also reveals
human nature in nuances
which when mind-boggling
brings into question the
humanity of man towards,

Please turn to page X

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Guyana Micro-Projects Programme
Financed by the European Commission and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana


Community Development Officer

The European Commission in collaboration with the Government of
Guyana has implemented the Guyana Micro-Projects Programme
(GMPP) which targets the economic and social development of
communities in Guyana. Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the position of Community Development Officer at the
Guyana Micro-Projects Office, The unit is managed by an international
consultancy company and the position advertised under this
announcement will be recruited by this consultancy company.

Details of the job description and requirements for the above position can
be uplifted from the address below during the period March 21 April 4,

Guyana Micro Projects Programme
109 E Barrack Street
Georgetown .
Original application should be sent to the above address no later than
15:30 hours on April, 6, 2007.

IMPORTANT: The cover envelope should clearly state "Application for
Community Development Officer, not to be opened before April 6,
2007". The cover envelope should not state the name of the applicant.

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

Publication reference 2007/001 Lots 1 to 7
The Ministry of Finance of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, represented by the Chairman of the Board of
the Guyana Micro-projects Programme, is seeking proposals for community based micro-projects in sectors as
outlined below.
The Guidelines for Applicants are available for consultation at:-
Guyana Micro-projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Telephone 226-3305 or 226-3423
and on the following internet sites:
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).raining / education, communication and good governance
3) other socio-economic sectors .
A ceilio)g.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



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Sunday Chronicle March 25, 2007


From page IX
man. Example like bad
decisions by umpires, like
the labelling .of Charlie
Griffith, "the Chucker", like
captains Peter May of
England and A. H. Kardar of
Pakistan refusing Kanhai a
runner have brought the
game in disrepute.
The book reveals human
nature in nuances which when
refreshing, it makes the reader
feel good to be part of the
human race. Men involved in
fierce rivalry on field striking up
great friendship beyond the
The book is one of many
contrasts with its ups and
downs, its joys and sorrows
but always cricket is the
All of this and more come
out in the story of one of the
most exciting batsmen of the
"I made my grand entrance
on Boxing Day, 1935 perhaps
that is why I've been a fighter
all my life", wrote Rohan

Kanhai in the chapter titled
"How it Began". It was a
challenge to get into the game, a
challenge to keep your place in
the team and a challenge to
maintain form.
And along the way those
challenges (by trial & error
method) became rule of the
For instance, Kanhai wrote
that you could "use your feet
to turn the ball into any length
you want". As an extension or
corollary, he declared that he
was a good player off the leg
because when he was learning
the game, he was too poor to
buy pads. He confessed he was
not the beneficiary of coaching
but would recommend it "as
long as the coach tries to
develop the player's natural
talents and not' smother
them... everyone can do with a
helping hand, providing it's just
that". Kanhai also confessed
that he didn't like net practise
because the pitches were not
true resulting in injuries and he
couldn'tt stand being hemmed

Kanhai couldn't escape
cricket. He grew up among
some notable players of the
game Joe Solomon, Basil
Butcher, Ivan Madray with
John Trim looking over them
and Clyde Walcott influencing
the development and direction
of cricket in the county of
Cricket for Kanhai started
in a sort of base manner, "I
learned my cricket in the narrow
backstreets and open wasteland
around our house using fronds,
a piece of dried leaves of
coconut palms shaped into a
bat, a piece of cork covered with
rags and bound with twine as
the ball and twigs snapped from
trees for stumps'7 and no
protective gears.
But he made it to the top.
In a career lasting some two
decades. Kanhai scored 28, 774
runs at an average of 49,01
including 83 centuries in first-
class matched for British
Guiana, Warwickshire,
Tasmania, Western Australia and
the West Indies. As an
exceptional fieldsman and useful

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catches and
stumpings. In
79 matches, he
runs including
took 50 catches


In the final chapter of the
book labelled "what of the
future?" Kanhai declared,
B "there's a lot more exciting-
things to see. This game of
, he took 318 cricket isn't dead yet. No sir,
effected 7 a long, long way". The
a test career of future is now West Indies
e amassed 6,227 hosting the ninth Cricket World
15 centuries and Cup.
s. Blasting for Runs was

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Literary happening
*THE JOURNEY part VIII is set for Wednesday April 4, 2007 at Castellani
House: The theme of the evening of literature is 'a level playing field?'
featuring sport and pastimes in literature from around the world including
'Massa-day done' by Ian McDonald, 'The Rocking-Horse Winner' by D. H.
Lawrence, 'Sonny Ramadin' by Cecil Grey, 'Seaside Golf' by John Betjeman,
'Blasting for Runs' by Rohan Kanhai, 'The Draught Players' by Berkley Semple,
'Juggler' by Richard Wilbur and 'Living for Cricket' by Clive Lloyd
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Cricket World Cup in Gu ana

Honouring legends, celebrating culture



Gift and


TRADITIONAL wood sculptures such as this one will form
part of the Guyana Gift and Craft Show which will run
from March 29-April 1 at the National Exhibition Centre,
The show will be opened by President
Bharrat Jagdeo and is the national event organized
for Cricket World Cup 2007.
Upon entering the National Exhibnition Cen-
tre, visitors will be greeted with giant displays of
Guyanese cricketing greats, while a triangular pro-
. section on a mound will showcase Guyana's tour- ,.
ism, culture and cricket.
It will feature the finest in leather, clay, wood,
wooden carvings, beads, balatd and acrylics..
Among the exhibitionists would be
"LeatherClayWood" which was conceived in 2005
as a joint initiative of Nicholas Young, Cofin Bollers
and Sabine McIntosh to offer a platform for fine
local art, also, and particularly craft produced by
outstanding artisans from hinterland communities.
The Gift and Craft show will also feature fur-
niture, jewelry and other products made in Guyana.
The Gift and Craft Show is being put on by
the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Com-
merce. Admission costs $500 for adults and $300
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GUYANA's tourism eco-tour-
ism product will be displayed
in a unique way at the
Guyana Gift and Craft Show,
which runs from March 29-
April 1.
The country's tourist re-
sorts and tour operators will
showcase their products in a
. rainforest setting inside the an-
nex in the National Exhibition
Centre, Sophia.
This is right up the alley for
Frank Singh of Rainforest

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Tours, who offers overland trips
to Kaieteur Falls, taking visitors
on an unforgettable journey, re-
tracing the route of British ge-
ologist Barrington Brown, who,
in April 1870, became the first
outsider to discover the Falls.
The annex is being created
into a mysterious rainforest and
visitors will have to wind
around to discover the various
displays in among the trees and
A number of tours opera-

tors are offering special pack-
ages for visitors who come for
These include trips to
Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls,
day trips to resorts up the
Demerara and Essequibo rivers,
such as Arrowpoint nestled in
the Amerindian community of
Santa Mission, Baganara Island
Resort and Shanklands
Rainforest Resort.
Trips are also being orga-
nized to -the Iwokrama
rainforest, where the canopy
walkway offers a fair chance of
observing the rare and endan-
gered animals.
Or you might also want
to visit Karanambo ranch
where Diane McTurks nur-
tures orphaned Ginat Ot-
ters and sends then back
into the wild.

OK, maybe the rod is more synonymous %ilkh idin the wild bull. but here in GC as in this case, riding a *cd d
horse, anything MtLtcreates an adrenaline rush ted with the Rupununi rdp#',so grab your cowboN hat .
boots and head Out to'Guyana's outback.
The activies include vild cow milking, bare bagbronco. steer roping, cow/horse race. calf ropin_. greasy pig, middlee bronco
and male and female tug-o-war. Do we have to talk about the wild bull riding? That's ob% ious, right "
But there is more. Here, they give out prizes also for the best dressed female vacquero, and by the way, she can he Irom eniher
Guyana or Brazil.
Yes, 'the competitions include Brazilians who only have to step across the border at Lethem.
Rooming accommodation has been sold out, but there is plenty of psace to set up a tent, or you can step acro,. 1to Brazil. n .
Bon Firn, where rooming is available. So, take your pick.
The rodeo is being staged at Lethem's Tabatinga ground on April 7 and 8.

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First graduation exercise under the "Youth Development Through Education and Recreation Project" funded by
CIDA under BCCP II and executed by CCDG and CHF partners in rural development

The Concerned Citizens' Deeliipuitenil (-ruip i('(_L)(, hlid its
first graduation e.xerci.- at the Multi-Purpose (,nimmunil DA-
ielopment Centre at kildonan oni the C Oreil ne on IFriday,.
Nlarch 16. 2007. wheh 47 stiudenli r'ceird curtiliicule,.
The tudenL- radoaited 1 luritin..nniian. it chn,,Ilo._', El ci LT .di I rii.d Ii-
non. asonrn and PC rep.iir Pianmmu'.c. ui.1a ..iN \IDS pr,,ci.-.
This x\as the first rajduaiii,.i c under il),: '.ulh D)el-
opment Through Education and Pr.,Ic~ lundJd h', nhe
Canadian Interntioinal DeicupLr.-c \'-ren. il-) undeJi In Build-
rng Coinunity capacil Project Ph.,.. III ,BCCPI I AnJ clccutcd
by CCDG and CHF partners it i .. il dI il,.;pi;' sni!
Addressing a capaciIy audience ai lie Cenrie. .0bih EJuc.iiAun
Mimru.ter Shaik Bak.h and Cali.dui.i Hih C'.-minu-i.ricr Charle.
Court. among other>, showered h,.,uqguer; ,,n CtDG 'fr it, iuani\
Minmter Baksh mati: e output of projects. so that pier,.:rn ...' 'uti pro ; gr.nin .s
nught be readils, emnployed b% bu'i-nec.e.'
He urged the CCDG to become: ii cr'.cl in a ba.c lihe,..., and
numera%.. piogramme., one that i i:d..d ..1 hdl, t
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The Minister ventured that the Adult Education Association
could assist in this programme, and he promised that the Ministry
will appoint an official to work with NGO's on this.
Minister Baksh said the Government was fully aware of the im-
portant role played by NGOs in the education system, and that part-
nerships were crucial to success in the sector. Such partnerships
should include parents, school managers, communities, international
donor agencies and NGOs.
He referred to a Basic Competency Certificate Programme, in-
cluding vocational subjects, now being tested at 10 pilot schools,
This is intended to reduce -school drop-outs, and takes into account
the fact that all students are not academically inclined.
The Minister promised to have a close look at the CCDG
programmes, and to see how the Ministry could assist in their imple-
Earlier, Minister Baksh had commented on the theme of a ca-
lypso sung by the young Mikhalia Patterson, a resident o Ilodonan
Village, Corentyne, and which had won for the child first prize in
the National Junior Calypso Competition at the recent Mashramani
celebrations.The Minister endorsed the calypso's recurring exhorta-
tion to "earn more, learn
more and advance your mar-
For his part, Canadian

Information Technoloov
Aie, 1.5 TO, 3 aT g ,eo coleer l ppi n. Hafeeza Heeranauth, Lalita 'lo.;'i3nIJ,. Nafeeza Ishmael,
Parry Walker, Shanita .Jamont, Shenella Benn, Shnidell Collins, Ashminie Ayana, Feza
Matheson, Jennifer Lochan, Lloyden Lampkin, Shameena Rahaman, Shanell Harvey, Somatie
Sari3ro,. Teleesha McCurdy, Turesh Rambali and Viresh Ramnarayan.

Electrical installation
^Cminey l .qlin;, i nri.,,r' n' i.i-t Nigel Bourne and Rajesh Ashram.

our ney i ggins, Desmond Baggot, Gregory Kendall and Nigel Bourne.

,:DavSid a 3i a Singh, Rebecca ,. ia :,n and Shan S ujra.lluth

yAUIQ nI'l3 Louch.r, Den'-ov.tti Bisram. Firee-ah Sakur Jov Ann McDonald, Marcia
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High Commissioner Charles Court said Canada is pleased to share
its resources with its brothers and sisters in Guyana, and he ob-
served that the graduation exercise was being held in the week that
Commonwealth Day. was observed.
He charged CCDG to continue to promote the mix of skills
needed by the communities it serves.
The High Commissioner said that the Canadian Government and
people were pleased -to identify with .the aims of CCDG.
He said there was no doubt about the positive impact CCDG
programmes will have on communities in its catchment area, and he
wished the Group all the best, on behalf of Canada and CIDA.
The High Commissioner noted the successful national
elections last year and the opportunity they created for
continuing reform in parliament, in local elections and other
He said he knew that Minister Baksh was working with his
colleagues to continue the reform process.
CHF Country Director Ms. Jean Lowry, in brief remarks, praised
the CCDG executive for a job'well done, and offered kudos to the
graduating class. She pointed out that the programme had equipped
many young people to move ahead in their lives, and had inculcated
in them an awareness of what they must dedi-
cate themselves to. She expressed the' shat
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ernment and regional collaboration working for the good of the people.
Representing the Region Six Admiinistration, Chairman of the
Board of Directors of the Regional Health Authority Permaul
Armogan lauded CCDG for concentrating on skills and academic train-
ing, along with recreational facilities, all of which are of crucial im-
portance to community development.
He said the Technical Institute in Berbice needed assistance in
Filling the gap between-demand-and supply for skills in the area, and
CCDG was.providing such assistance.
He observed that some 50 per cent of those who start school in
the area do not finish their studies or graduate in the formal system,
and this makes the work of the CCDG so much more important.
He pledged the uoll 'upp. ri of the Regional Administration, and
expressed gratitude to CIDA and the Canadian Government for pro-
viding personnel and funds to promote capacity building and the
achievements of CCDG.
Mr. Armogan, a member of the New Amsterdam Rotary Club.
promised CCDG a gift of five footballs from the Club, to assist in
its recreational proi'raimrn Ce.
Mr. Armogan urged CCDG to continue to make the Region






By Project Coordinator Sulaiman Sakur

Concerned Citizens' Development Group (CCDG) was
founded in November, 1996, by a group of residents in the
No.28/ Bushlot, Adventure communities to reduce poverty
and uplift the lives of residents.
The CCDC catchment comprises seven villages with ap-.
proximately 10,000 residents, including 5,000 young people.
There are only four schools in the communities, including one
primary, one secondary and.two nurseries. This results in over-
crowding and children having to be sent to schools far from home,
incurring high transportation costs.
Job opportunities are limited, and breadwinners in families
are forced to travel long distances to find jobs. They work as
public servants and subsistence farmers, and the elderly support
their families through self-employment opportunities.
Insufficient finances force many parents to take their chil-
dren out of school early, without a general basic education and
skills. These early school-leavers face many challenges. Employ-
ment opportunities are hard to come by. Many young men re-
sort to a life of idleness, turning to crime and substance abuse,
whild the young women become teenaged mothers.
CCDG decided to focus its attention on three specific areas:
*Job creation opportunities
CCDG obtained funding from SIMAP to construct new
buildings for the Numey Nursery School and Kildonan Commu-
nity Centre, and set up its headquarters ih Centre.
CCDG then approached CHF and was welcomed with open
arms. ,
With the new building and funding from CIDA, the CCDG
was able to implement a wide range of community-based
These included:
*Recreational facilities which attract in excess of 50 persons
*Skills training classes in floral arrangement, sewing, craft,
cooking and other areas.
*Persuading the National Library in Georgetown to open a
branch at the CCDG headquarters. There are now more than
3,000 volumes at the library, accessible to students and others
within and out of the catchment area. The library employs two
librarians from within the community.
*A play school, with two teachers. The school now has 20
children, two to four years, who are being prepared for nursery
*An Information Technology unit, with eight computers.
*A health care unit with basic medical equipment. This
is manned by health officials from the region and overseas-
based medical practitioners for medical outreach
*The observance of national and cultural events which at-
tract more than 2,000 people per event.
The response to these-CCDG programmes has been over-

With the help of CHF, CCDG submitted a proposal for the
"Youth Development Through Education and Recreation
Project". This was approved by CIDA under the Building Com-
munity Capacity Project (BCCP) Phase 11, and executed by
CHF partners in rural development. The one-year project began
in March 2006.
This project targets youths who are attending second-
ary schools, drop-outs from the formal school system,
those interested in developing skills and furthering academic
studies, and those keen on participating in recreational
At the end of this project, it was estimated that 300 youths
would have had access to academic and skills training programmes,
and 500 youths would be engaged in recreational programmes
hosted by CCDG.

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CCDG set about expanding its academic programmes and
started offering CSEC classes in Mathametics and English A, In-
tegrated Science. Social Studies, Office Administration and Prin-
ciples of Business.
For these classes, CCDG recruited eight tutors, including
graduates from the University of Guyana, the Cyril Potter Col-
lege of Education and a former headmaster. CCDG also recruited
a project coordinator and a part-time accountant to oversee the
Electrical Installation, Masonry, PC Repairs and Remedial
English were added to the programme for drop-outs and skills
CCDG then partnered with the AEA to have its courses ac-
credited, and the AEA provided course materials and certificates
for students.
With help from CHF, CCDG negotiated with the Corentyne I
Technical Institute, GU'YSLUCO and Guyana Power and Light
to accept students from the skills classes into their apprentice-
ship programmes
The expansion of its, academic programmes saw CCDG sur=-
passing its end of project result by-19 per cent. To date 309
students have benefited from academic and skills programmes,
with an additional 49 on roll.
To encourage young people to spend their leisure time mean-
ingfully, CCDG implemented new recreational programmes. The
group purchased sporting equipment; including table tennis

boards, volley balls, circle tennis rackets, footballs, cricket gear,
basketballs, dominoes and cards. A 36" TV monitor and movies
-were also acquired. The recreational plan now has youths par-
ticipating daily in football, volleyball, circle tennis, table tennis
and cricket. *
The recreational programmes'are being implemented with the
assistance .of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, the True
Warriors Sports Association and the Little Saints Youth Group.
Movie nights, fun-days and other fund-raising activities are
also hosted to assist in sustaining the programmes.I
Response to the recreational programmes was ex-
traordinary, surpassing the end of project results by 169
per cent.
S CCDG is about to complete a survey on the incidence of
substance abuse and teenaged pregnancy in the catchment area.
The information gathered will be used to formulate a structured
approach to combat these two ills.
As for the sustainability of'its programmes, CCDG has de-
signed and is implementing a plan to ensure continuity obf
programmes beyond the life-cycle of the project.
The plan includes a number of income-generating services-hf-I
fered by CCDG. These include:
*Modifying the IT Centre to accommodate an Internet caife.
*Copier and fax machine services.
*Setting up a gym for students and residents. ;
*Setting up a canteen for students, participants in the recre-
ational programmes and residents.
*0ther activities' including night football, games nights, raffles,
and karaoke and gospel competitions..

To combat the limited awareness of HIV/AIDS in the catch-
ment area, CCDG. with the assistance of CHF, applied to UNDP/
UNAIDS for a pilot programme to reduce the incidence -of -ice
This programmiiine, funded by UNAIDS. wvas geared to pro-
vide awareness ol' HIV/AIDS among 3.000 residents in the catch-
ment area.
Fourteen persons were identified [from seven dil m,-- and
they were trained as peer educators by C ,1,.,.rii,. Hearts in
collaborationA ,ith CCDG and CHF. .
The peer educators, held 779 one-on-one sessions and 389 sessions everywhere from churches to street'cor-
There were 3,066 participants, surpassing the end of
project result hvby over 3001 persons.

Sunday Chronicle March 25. 2007

CRICKET greats, cousins Lance Gibbs and
Clive Lloyd come home for Cricket World Cup
They might rank at different odds of the glorious
game (Gibbs being one of the most successful
bowlers, spin his claim to fame, and Lloyd a
powerful batsman and occasional medium pace
bowler) but they hold two similar distinguishing
marks: they are both legends and they are both
To celebrate and honour them, the Demerera
Cricket Club (GCC) is putting on a legend's village at
its Queenstown, Georgetown location and one of the
most looked forward to events, though not yet
confirmed, is the renaming of Almond street in the
name of Lance Gibbs.
According to Michael Burnette. no one has
particularly celebrated the outstanding
achievements of Guyanese cricketers and so the
GCC wants to make its events memorable. since
other Guyanese cricket greats such as Rohan
Kanhai and Carl Hooper are expected.
He said the players of the current West Indies team
as well as all the others teams w ho will be in Guyana
are being in ited to the e ent. -
It %\ill stretch from March 27- April 9. and each
night's entertainment \%ill be diverse, v.ith a 2ood
splash of Guyanese culture. You might \en well see
the water coconut vendor, a bar-b-que and lime.
Indian and African drumming. li e bands, and art and
For convenience, the cricket village could also hace
an internet cafe and a cambio.
This is certainly a village you %would want to go
to. The entrance fee is $1000. and only adults are
.-.allowed, because afcoho be served.


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Celebrating the Life and works of the late
President Cheddi Jagan
Y.' Sunday 25th March, 2007
. Admission. $100
Children under 12 FREE. .

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Gates open at 2pm
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BARTICA, a mining community in Region Seven, hosts its annual regatta on Easter
weekend, that's April 7-8. As usual, the main highlight is the speed boat racing and the late
night street lime. The Miss Bartica Regatta pageant is also on the bill.

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~--Sunday -Chronice March ~2

By Ruel Johnson

The chef with the cricket bat
may be taking it a bit far but
the message gets through -
Le Meridien Pegasus is gear-
ing up for CWC 2007, accord-
ing to newly appointed Gen-
eral Manager, Mr. Bert Plas.
Mr. Plas, a Dutch national,
has only been two months in his
role as GM, the bulk of year,
and a half in Guyana being
spent as Deputy GM. Yet for
the relative short time he has
been here he seems to have an
astute appraisal of not only
what is in the tourism and hos-
pitality industry in Guyana, but
also of what can be.
Mr. Plas should know -
he's had a wide-ranging,
multicultural experience in the
hotel industry, having worked in
the Dominican Republic, Cuba,
Canada, the USA, Switzerland
and in Asia. ..Concerning
whether he had been prepared
for his entry into the particular
cultural milieu of Guyana, Mr.
Plas cites his previous place of
employment the Crowne
Plaza' in neighboring Trinidad.
He says that while there are ob-
vious cultural similarities be-
tween Gdyana and Trinidad,
.there are some notable differ-
"The Guyanese people," he
told Pepperpot in an interview
last week, "are more hospitable.
And the pace here is different.
I remember in Port-of-Spain for
example, there would be a lot of
traffic jams."

Mr. Plas believes that the
warmth and hospitality which
comes naturally to Guyanese is
now being really capitalised
upon when it comes to the de-
velopment of our accommoda-
tion industry.
-"Over the one and a half
years," he told Pepperpot, "I've
seen new hotels going up, places
being renovated. I think there
is a positive feeling in the air in
the country. Of course the
Cricket World Cup also has
something to do with it but not
The hotel executive believes
that there is evidence of a grow-
ing realization of the potential
in the hotel industry and other
related niche areas like restau-
rants. He noted the fairly re-
cently opened coffee shops,
Oasis Cafe and its sister branch
Oasis Too as one example. The
recently modernised and up-
graded German's Restaurant -
which specialises in soups is
He also noted other projects
such as the Ogle Airport expan-
sion, the International Confer-
ence Centre, new airlines and
the planned Berbice River
bridge as positive developments
for the tourism industry.
Two weeks ago, this paper
reported that Cara Hotels was
in a nearly concluded acquisition
deal with Le Meredien Pegasus.
Asked for a clarification and
update on the present status of
the deal, Mr. Plas responded:
"The present favourable in-
vestment climate-in the tourism

and hospitality industry has
naturally resulted in much inter-
est in the acquisition of Le
Meredien Pegasus, Guyana's
leading hotel. However, for the
hotel staff it is very much busi-
ness as usual. A sale is still far
from being concluded, if indeed
it proceeds at all."

Ready for the
Business as usual in some
aspects yes, but in others it is
a whole new ballgame for the
hotel. According to Bert Plas,
since it was confirmed some
two years ago that Guyana was
to host. some of the CWC 2007
matches, several teams made
their reservations at Le
Meredien almost immediately:
our own West Indies, South Af-
rica, England, India, Sri Lanka
and New Zealand. At the time
of the writing of this article, all
but one of those teams were
scheduled to play matches in
Le Meridien is prepared.
Over the past two years, the
hotel has been undergoing a
paced internal metamorphosis -
geared at the general improve-
ment of the existing facilities but
also with a view to ensuring
that their CWC 2007 guests are
as well accommodated as pos-
sible. The pace has quickened
in the past few months, leading
up to the event. The hotel has
increased, staff levels and has
undertaken extensive training to
ensure that every employee is
well informed and prepared to

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
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Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
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handle whatever requests a guest
may have.
There have also been
infrastructural upgrades, accord-

Le Meridien Pegasus

gears up- for CWC

New GM positive about Guyana's tourism potential

ing to Mr. Plas, including the in-
stallation of a new poolside bar-
becue kitchen, new walk in cool-
ers and freezers and new audio
equipment. As popular as the
hotel grounds have always been
with wedding parties and pho-
tographers, he and his team have
also seen it fit to undertake
some additional landscaping.
-Perhaps most importantly how-
ever, the rooms have also been
The GM told Sunday
Chronicle that the recently con-
cluded Rio Summit meeting here
in Guyana provided a good
warm up exercise for the Wobld

Cup. The hotel hosted the ma-
jority of the foreign heads of
state and other dignitaries who
were here for the Summit last
"We had President Michelle
Bachelet from Chile, President
Lula from Brazil, President
Ortega from Nicaragua, Prime
Minister Manning from
Trinidad... President Chavez
was booked to stay here but he,
as you know, did not come."
Le Meridien was also re-
sponsible for the catering
both at the official dinner at


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

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 for the receipt of application forms is 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, September 28 at 16:00 Hrs
and October 31 at 16:00 Hrs.

A 25% minimum contribution by the beneficiaries in cash or in kind is
essential ifa proposal is to be approved. ,-

LdawypCthrBle Marchvi#, ~L6bw



(Water Quality) Regulations, 2000

Hello Readers,
This week we'll continue to
look the Environmental Pro-
tection Regulations. Last
week we focused on World
Water Day, so this week we'll
continue to look at water,
however this time our focus
will be on the legislation.
What you need to know
about the Environmental
Protection Water Quality-
The Environmental Protec-
tion (Water Quality) Regulations
are meant to protect Guyana's
waters by controlling discharges
of any effluent (liquid waste)
into any of the coastal and in-
land waters or land of Guyana.
It requires the EPA to classify
inland-and coastal waters ac-
cording to present and projected
future Lse and determine the

water quality standards accord-.
ing to different uses.
The Regulations encourage
using methods in the final dis-
posal of effluent which will
minimise potential contamina-
tion of existing or potential
sources of water supplies.
Thereby reducing threats to
public health. In addition to
eliminating the possibility of ac-
tual or potential contamination
to the waters of beaches, shell-
fish breeding grounds or water
used for recreational purposes.
Why are the
Water Quality'
The Water Quality Regula-
tions are important because
they help to protect all waters,

reservoirs, pond, lakes, streams,
creeks, canals drains, springs,
river, oceans and any other wa-
ter from contamination and pol-
lution. Unpolluted water is es-
sential to the health of all
Guyanese and vital to the pres-
ervation of the environment. In
addition to the Environmental
Protection Act, these'regulations
are also important in guiding the
EPA and the Guyanese public
on the various requirements, of-
*fences and penalties for the
management and protection of
our water resources.
Obtaining an
who should
Every person who dis-
charges or permits the discharge

of waste must register with the
Any person who is involved
in the construction, installation,
operation, modification or ex-
tension of any facility which
discharges any effluent is re-
quired to apply for an environ-
mental authorisation.
No one is allowed to dis-
charge any effluent in any inland
or coastal waters or on any land
except the holder of an environ-
mental authorisation. For non
compliance, the penalty is a fine
of up to $500,000 and impris-
onment for 6 months.
o Register with the
agency if you are involved in
discharging waste matter.
o Proposed facilities
must apply for Environmental
Authorisation at least 90 days
before the discharge is due to
o Only the holder of an
Environmental Authorisation is
allowed to discharge any efflu-
ent, in accordance with the con-
ditions of that permit
o There are restrictions
on certain wastes such as; waste
in toxic amounts, radiological or
chemical waste, and waste type
that prevents anchorage and

o Sewage discharge
from water vessels
o Any other discharge
which the EPA identifies as hav-
ing a negative impact on human
health and the environment.
Change in
If changes to the normal op-
erating conditions occur and re-
sult in additional discharge the
owner or operator must notify
the EPA in writing.
Limits of waste
o The EPA sets the pa-
rameter limits of waste which
may be. discharge into any
coastal or inland water.These are
the limits the water body can
maintain without reaching unac-
ceptable pollution levels.
o No new facility is al-
lowed to discharge any sub-
stance in concentrations-greater
than those established by the
o Every existing facility
is required to comply with the
limits for various waste types
established by the EPA on a
case basis.
Penalty: A fine of up
$500,000 and imprisonment for
6 months.




-* Property situated at West of South / of lot numbered 8
Section C, East of East -of lot numbered 8 Section E
and North of North Y of lot numbered 33 Section E
Salton, Hogstye-Lancaster, Corentyne, no building thereon.

Property situated at Sub-lot lettered F a portion of numbered
56.a part of Area A.A. being a portion of Lot No. 78, in the
Town of Corriverton, Berbice, with the building thereon.

Firstly: One concrete dwelling house measuring 46
feet in length and 20 feet in width situate at Lot 3 Philippi
Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.

*Secondly: Lot numbered 14 in the provision lots Section
A, B and C respectively being parts of Philippi situate on the
Corentyne Coast, Berbice, with the building thereon.

TUESDAY. MARCH 27, 2007 AT 10:00 HRS


t i i .

Point of Discharge
The EPA determines the
point or source of the discharge
of affluent from any facility, in
addition to the expected quality
of the effluent. This is based on
the interim guidelines for indus-
trial effluent discharge into the
environment, GYS 207:2002.,
which has a list of parameters
and their limits for specific
types of industries. Or in some
instances the limits set depends
on the background or baseline
data for that particular environ-
mnnt. Incases where national
standards may be absent, inter-
national standards, such as from
the World Bank are used.
The regulation also prohib-
its new and altered sources of
effluent discharges, for which in-
compliance results in a fine or
Approval of Plans
The EPA may require a per-
son who has obtained a variance
to undertake any construction
activities, to:
1. Repair, alter, replace
or install control equipment
2.\ Conduct monitoring
programmes and submit the:re-
suits to the EPA; or
3. Conduct other activi-
ties as the EPA requires to pro-
tect the land andwaters of

Please see page XVII


Ministry of Health


LOAN # 1548/SF-GY


Prospective bidders who ha"e uplifted tender documents and all firms
which intend to bid for the construction of the new Georgetown Public
Hospital in-patient Facility are hereby notified that, the contracting
agency (The Ministry of Health) will be conducting a pre-bid site
meeting on Friday, March-30, 2007.

Interested parties are required to be present at the compound of the
Georgetown Hospital Complex, Lamaha Street, Georgetown, at 10:00h.
A tour of the site will be conducted by the Civil Works Manager. Firms
will also be given the opportunity to clarify all issues pertaining to the
bid. Clarifications made at this meeting will be shared with all
prospective bidders.

Firms which have already uplifted bid documents are encouraged to visit
and inspect the site. These visits may be arranged with the following
.representative: ..:

The Civil Works Manager
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown. Guyana. 226-6222/226-2425
Fax 225-6559


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The Environmental ...

From page XVI
There are fees for registration, environmental authorisation and variance application (to carry out
new works, construct any building etc.).
Sampling, Records and Reports
The EPA may require a holder of an environmental authorisation to set up sampling points, in-
spection chambers, flow meters, recording and other apparatuses.
A holder of an environmental authorisation must use the actual analytical test results from a labo-
ratory which is certified by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)
The EPA is required to establish and maintain a register of water effluents which determines quan-
tities, conditions and concentrations for each effluent.

Spill or accidental discharges
In the event of a spill or accidental discharge of any effluent listed in the register of water
effluents in any inland or coastal waters or land, the responsible person must immediately
inform the EPA. The responsible persons is required to contain, cleanse or abate the spill or
accidental discharge in a manner acceptable to the EPA.
The EPA is required to estimate any damage cause by the spill or accidental discharge and may
recover all costs and expenses from the responsible persons.

List of Discharge to which these regulations do not apply
1. Discharges from non commercial motor vehicle
2. Discharges from household except where such household contains industrial or commercial
3. Any housing or commercial development which has less than 30 units
4. Processing, manufacturing, washing or servicing of products;
that produce less than 60 cubic meters of effluent per day or; when the effluent does not contain
contaminants identified by the EPA; where other stipulations in the regulations apply.

Offences and Penalties
Under this regulations ranges from-G$30,000-G$500,000 or imprisonment of 2 months to 6 months.
Remember! In industrial & production processes, it is equally important to manage the
quality of discharge as it is to manage the quality of the product
Be sure read our column next week for another interest article on the environment and
You can also share your ideas and questions by sending your letters to: "Our Environ-
ment", C/o EIT Division. Environmental Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG
Campus, GREATER GEORGETOWN. Or email us at with ques-
tions and comments. us at with questions and comments.

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Could you say for how long a claimant can receive l
Sickness Medical Care Benefit?


An insured person is entitled to the reimbursement
of Medical Expenses for Sickness from the date on.
I which he/she is rendered incapable of work, for as 1
long as the need for such care continues. Il

Do you have a question on N.IS ? Then writelcall.

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

Yoe e bb anll garwiolag a
ALTHOUGH it can be said that the major problems encountered in dentistry generally
commensurate with the aging of the
patient, there is widespread miscon-
ceptions as regards such an implica- he Dentist Advises
The importance of this fact has i A dvi
prompted me to begin a mini-series on the critical issues of growing older
Interdisciplinary research in the human ageing process (gerontology) has demonstrated that it
is the effects of disease and not ageing itself that is most significant for our perception of being
either "youthful" or "elderly" in the later years of life. We should therefore not be afraid of age but
we should be aware of health hazards.
We often become demure about our age as we grow older. We are so influenced by today's
youth culture that youthfulness remains ideal for us even when we have reached a considerable
age. It is not surprising that the chronological ageing process is a traumatic experience for many.
One of the first questions that patients have to answer at a visit to the dentist is how
old they are! We love to classify people by age. There is a risk, however, that the date of
birth becomes more significant than the individual.
Birth dates have become a simple and practical means of identification in modem society. How-
ever, in biological age research, this combination of digits is more often nonsense parameter. It
gives no indication whatsoever of how we function.
The elderly individual does not loose his teeth because he has grown old. He loses them be-
cause of diseases, the oral diseases frequently mirroring the general ones. Remember, the risk of
disease increases with age.
Dental diseases and alterations-in saliva and mucous membranes may be early symptoms of a
decrease of general health status of elderly people. These may indicate a weakening of tissues'
biological defense thresholds for different stresses. Few tissues in the human body must withstand
what the oral tissues have to, not only in terms of possible dryness', but also mechanically, ther-
mally, microbially, chemically and galvanically (electrically).
Oral tissues occasionally show relatively specific signs of system illness and negative social
habits, but, most frequently, less characteristic reaction patterns are seen that cannot immediately
be diagnosed. These are, however, usually specific for the individual and thus form a kind of-bio-
logical 'fingerprint' which changes with variations with health.
The vital point to note is that we are all biologically unique individuals from birth and become
functionally, increasingly diverse until we are very old.
We must sooner or later "pay" for the way we have used our biological resources. The way we
pay has to do with our genetic make up, and the combined influence of the accumulated conse-
quences of many years of physiological age changes, bouts of illness, uses'and abusei of medica-
tions, risky lifestyles and wanton neglect to care our bodies.
From a psychological point of view, we actually become caricatures of ourselves in later
years and invariably we must take the blame.

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, theHIV/AIDS Adviser substantively contributes to the management of
UNFPA activities within the framework of our Regional Strategy on HIV/AIDS, 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
IH IV/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 expandHIV/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 ofnational 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
Candidates must complete a United Nations Personal History form (P. 11), available on the UNFPA
web site at w.w.unfp.a.Qrg
We will only be able to respond to those candidates in whom UNFPAhas a further interest

Pae XVI Sy C




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 for the construction of the following site:

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

2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information for, and inspect the
bidding documents atthe 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 naine 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 responsible for bids not received thereof on or
before the time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be
elected and returned unopened

FOR many Guyanese the
term 'Food Insecurity' is not
associated with the Guyanese
culture since our economy is
heavily hinged on the agri-
cultural sector.
However, as the world
grapples with the massive ef-
fects of global warming and cli-
mate change and globalization,
policies and capacity building
are being executed to ensure
that the CARICOM region is
not affected severely by food
Food Security is a term
used to describe the lack of ac-
cess to sufficient food. It can be
transitory or chronic.
Chronic food insecurity is a
continuously inadequate diet re-
sulting from the lack of re-
sources to produce or acquire
food. Transitory food insecu-
rity is a temporary decline in
household access to enough
food which results from the in-
stability in food production and
prices. The constant form of
transitory food insecurity is
According to Shlomo
Reutlinger, renowned scholar at-
tached to the World Bank, the
impacts of inadequate diets are
enormous on families and na-
tions. Inadequate diets increase'
people's vulnerability to dis-
eases and parasites.
He also contends food inse-
curity results in low productiv-
ity due to inadequate human
capital, depresses output and
hence income, making it more
difficult for families and nations
to extricate themselves from the
vicious cycle of poverty. He
also advocates that chronic food
insecurity can beaddressed by
ensuring or providing people
facing this dilemma with oppor-
tunities to earn adequate in-

comes and ensure an abundant
food supply from domestic
production or imports.
He argued that the agricul-
tural sectors in developing coun-
tries such as Bangladesh if ne-
glected could jeopardize the
overall economic development.
Reutlinger suggests many
governments place a high prior-
ity on reducing chronic and
transitory food insecurity, but
often measures that adversely
affect economic growth and
food security in the long term.
These include: over evaluation
of currency, large expenditures
or consumer food subsidies, low
procurement .prices for domes-
tic produces, costly storage fa-
cilities and holding of excessive
stock of food grains.
For the CARICOM region,
Dr Ballyram, Guyanese Food
Economist attached to the Car-
ibbean Food and Nutrition In-
stitute (CFNI) stated that the
region is under threat oflosing
one of its principle sources of
food viz a viz preferential mar-
ket for its traditional agricultural
commodities. Moreover, the
position currently undertaken
by developed countries for uni-
lateral tariff reduction in devel-
.oping countries, while refusing
to compromise on subsidies and
other forms of protection ac-
cording to their own agricultural
sectors, will also have negative
repercussions for regional agri-
culture and development.
For some of these countries,
the rural economy is the main
source of livelihood for more
than 30% of 20% of national in-
come and freight exchange earn-
ing (FAO 2002)
While speaking on Wednes-
day 21, 2007 at the opening
ceremony of a national work-
shop aimed at capacity building

in the area of food security as-,
sessment and vulnerability at
the National Agricultural Re-
search Institute (NARI), Mon
Repos, East Coast Demerara,
Dr. Ballyram posited that there
is the temptation to think of
food security as it relates to the
supply and demand aspect but
it also encompasses the con-
sumption and utilization of
According to Dr. Ballyram
there is need for a new approach
towards the demand aspect of
food security since much of the
region is plagued with poverty
and inequality which are major
detriments of food security. At
the CFNI, we have observed
that there has been a rapid in-
crease in the number of chronic
nutrition deficiency non com-
municable diseases. These dis-
eases impact heavily on indi-
viduals and countries budgets.
"Works we have done-at
CFNI showed that if we were
to treat nutritional related
disease such as: diabetes,
obesity, hypertension, heart
diseases and cancers, if the
Guyanese government was to
Please see page XIX


ICC CWC 2007

1. Umbrellas Only collapsible personal umbrellas permitted..
Large umbrellas (e.g. golf, beach) are not permitted
2. Banners&flags Permitted only up to a maximum size of
1.5 x 1 m (5' x 3') provided that, in the opinion of CWC 2007, they
are not vulgar, political, racial, discriminatory, sexual in
nature, or display advertising which may in any way impinge or
will be in conflict with the rights of the
partners/sponsorsisuppliersivendors of-the event (in any
language) or deemed to be offensive to other spectators
3. Animals- Only guide-dogs permitted
4. Bands and musical instruments Permitted only with written.
permission from the appropriate Local Organising Committee
5. Cooler boxes Permitted provided they are not larger than '
12"X12"x12". Must be soft and collapsible. No hard or rigid
cooler boxes of any size are permitted
6. Radios Not permitted other than small transistor radios with
ear- or headphones
7. Glass containers Not permitted, other than those containing
perfume, prescription medication or insect repellent
8. Aerosol cans Not permitted, other than those containing
deodorant, prescription medication or insect repellent
9. Any other Objects or Items or Substances that may be
deemed in the discretion of CWC 2007 to be offensive,
disruptive, dangerous or likely to infringe any party's rights
or any party's safety or security or any dangerous article or
Substance not referred to above.


Sunday Chronicle March 25, 2007

Sunday (flronlcle Marco 2~, 2UU( Pas~e XIX

From page XVIII

treat everyone for diabetes
and hypertension, it would
cost an average of 75 million
dollars per year which is 211
% of what the Government is
already expending on public
In that context, he urged
that we need to address the is-
sue of food security since
Guyana is high in excess of di-
etary requirements.
"We are observing a nutri-
tion transition in the diets that
we have moved away from in-
digenous diets which include
roots and vegetable and foods
that are high in fiber and low in
calories to one which is high in
calories and refined carbohy-
drates which contribute obe-

Regional Initiative
to combat Food
Within the CARICOM re-
gion, the Food and Agriculture

Organisation (FAO) and the
Government of Italy, who re-
mains one of the major con-
tributors to the FAO Special
Programme for Food Security
(SPFS), at the request of
CARIFORUM, prepared a
CARIFORUM Regional Spe-
cial Programme for Food Secu-
rity which was approval to the
value of US $ 5 million dollars
and will be valid for three years
until the end of 2007.
Food Security programme the
primary objectives are to im-
prove the situations of both
Caribbean sates, both individu-
ally as well as a whole, by in-
creasing the availability and sus-
tained access to adequate quan-
tities of safe, quality assured
food products to the food inse-
cure and poor rural communities
across the region.
More specifically the
project seeks to strengthen
the policy, trade, planning
and service capacity of the

different regional, national
and community institutions
and organizations to promote
food security within the re-
gion. It will also demonstrate
on farm trails, the use of ef-
ficient, effective and sustain-
able water resources related
to production systems that re-
sult in increased production.
Addressing the audience on
Wednesday 21, 2007 at the
opening ceremony of a national
workshop aimed at capacity
building in the area of food se-
curity assessment and vulner-
ability at the National Agricul-
tural Research Institute (NARI),
Mon Repos, .East Coast
Demerara, Mr. Gregg Rawlins,
Consultant Project Manager,
Food Security Programe, high-
lighted the importance for the
regional need to become in-
volved in ensuring food secu-
"We believe that the Carib-
bean region esneciallv Guyana

continues to face a number of
serious challenges which can im-
pact now and in the future, In
this context CARIFORMUM
member states including
Guyana must respond individu;
ally or collectively to place food
security high on the national
agenda and to devise policies to
combat food insecurity. How-
ever to make such a response
relevant information on food se-
curity and vulnerability must be
gathered and analyzed using an
appropriate method or tools.
We must develop the capacity
to effectively profile the food
insecure and vulnerable, who
they are where they are and
identify the process that would
have contributed to this condi-
At this point, a number of
selected CAICOM states are
conducting food security as-
sessments. These include:
Guyana, Suriname, Belize,
St. Lucia and Jamaica. Food
Security assessment heing

conducted in Guyana is at an
advanced stage and should be
completed in April and would
be presented at a second
stakeholders conference in
April, which would be ex-
pected to confirm its finaliza-
He also noted it is impor-
-tant that everyone becomes in-
volved in the project.
'The issue of food security
requires the input of all agen-
cies, individuals and ministries
acting in unity to achieve food
security since it involves: health,
environment, trade among oth-
Apart from human capacity
development, the Regional Food
Security project also concen-
trates on activities that will en-
hance the food security status
of the countries within the re-
gion. As it relates to regional ca-
pacity building within the
CARICOM region, a regional
workshop was held in Trinidad
and Tohago in Sentember 2006

in which Officers from the food
policy unit in Guyana received
training. The training
programme being conducted in
Guyana is aimed at exposing
those persons at national level
to food security and vulnerabil-
ity analysis.
It will also provide the
opportunity to focus on spe-
cific country issues as it re-
lates to food probability. At
-the end of the training, par-
ticipants will be better
equipped to conduct both
qualitative and quantitative
analyses in the areas per-
taining to national food se-
curity and identity policy
questions in relations to
food security and to contrib-
ute to enhance food security
policy dialogues. This area
of developing institutional
capacity is at the heart to
the successful achievement
of the project goals since
food security is a multi
sectnral issue.

WWF Guianas:

Safeguarding our

Marine Turtles
WWF Guianas is a non-profit environmental organization
based in Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. We are a
sub-office of the World Wildlife Fund International net-
work whose primary function is the protection of the
world's wildlife and ecosystems. WWF Guianas currently
works on forest, species and freshwater conservation. Its
species programme is de-
signed 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 W
conservation effort, WWF
Guianas is pleased to share
the' following important in-

Threats to Ma-
rine Turtles
MARINE turtles face
many threats during their
lifespan. From the time that
they hatch from their sandy
nests, to the age of maturity and beyond. there are many dan-
gers that-must be avoided.

Egg Poaching
When turtle eggs are laid they must'remain in the sand,for
about 60 days before they hatch. However, many turtles never
even get the chance to hatch as persons and wild animals dig
up the nests and consume the eggs. Many countries are work-
ing.hard to protect their turtle populations by restricting the
collection and consumption of turtle eggs. In Guyana it is IL-
LEGAL to collect and eat turtle eggs!

Predation of Hatchlings
For the eggs that have not been consumed, if conditions are
right, they will hatch into small turtles or'hatchlings. These little
turtles struggle to the surface of the nest and then scrambling
along the beach to the sea:
They must move fast to avoid being eaten by birds, :crabs,'
and other wild animals. Once they get to the water, the dangers
continue as many fall prey to large fish. It is estimated that
only a small percentage of the hatchlings survive these first days..
Juvenile turtles and young adults must also learn to avoid
predators and fishing nets, as well as survive illness ,as a result
of marine pollution.
Quiz q: Describe two ways in which turtle eggs may
be protected from poaching (illegal collections). Please
send answers to:

WWF Guianas
87A Ituni Street
Bel Air Park,
.-- ........ ..... ..... Georgetown,

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as you search and find them in the grid.?

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has vacancies for the following positions:


1. CATorACCAlevel I
2. Knowledgeof PeachtreeAccounting or any otherAccounting Software.
S3. Ability to prepare Financial Statements.
4.t At least 2 years experience.
5.1 Comrputerliterate.
6. Some Insurance knowledge will be an asset.


1. Valid Driver'slicence.
2. Sound Secondary Education.
'..1 Atleast5yearsdriving experience.
S4.'Police Clearance.

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

1. SixsubjectsCXCincluding Maths and English.
2. Pitman's secretarial certificate or equivalent.
3. At least three years secretarial experience.
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5. Proficient in MS Office.


1. ACCAlevel 1 or Certified Ac counting 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
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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
Offe of the Commissioner of
1hsaniwne Clo Privsdon Unit
125 Banrack Street

Closing date for applications: March 28 2007


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The Guyana National Newspapers Limited is inviting
applications for the vacant position of


The General Manager will report to the Chairman of the
Board of Directors and will be responsible for keeping in
place an effective organizational structure, support systems
and mechanisms that will ensure that the Company achieves
its objectives as set out by the Board.

The minimum academic requirements for this position are a
Degree in Management or Business Administration OR at
least seven (7) years experience at a senior managerial level.

The position is on the GY14 salary range. Salary is negotiable
but will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Further details of the position can be obtained
from the Office of the Company Secretary. Persons who had
previously applied for the position need not to apply.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the
names and addresses of two referees should be submitted to
the Chairman, Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park;- Georgetown, on, or before Monday,,.
March 26t, 2007.

P. age XX

Sunday Chronicle March 25 2007

Sundy Cronile arch25,2007Pa~ XX

After a while my way was stopped by a creek or
inlet of the sea, which seemed to run pretty deep into
*the land; and as I had no means to get across, I must
need change my direction to go about the end of it. It
was still the roughest kind of walking; indeed the whole,
not only of Earraid, but of the neighboring part of Mull
(which they call the Ross) is nothing but a jumble of
granite rocks with heather in among. At first the creek
kept narrowing as I had looked to see; but presently to
my surprise it began to widen out again. At this I
scratched my head, but had still no notion of the truth;
until at last I came to a rising ground, and it burst upon
me all in a moment that I was cast upon a little barren
island, and cut off on every side by the salt seas.
Instead of the sun rising to dry me, it came on to
rain, with a thick mist; so that my case was lamentable.
I stood in the rain, and shivered, and wondered what
to do, till it occurred to me that perhaps the creek was
fordable. Back I went to the narrowest point and
waded in. But not three yards from' shore, I plunged
in head over ears; and if ever I was heard of more it
was rather by God's grace than my own prudence. I
was no wetter (for that could hardly be); but I was all
the colder for this mishap; and having lost another hope,
was the more unhappy.
And now, all .at once, the yard came in my head.
What had carried me through the roost, would surely
serve me to cross this little quiet creek in safety. With
that I set off, undaunted, across the top of the isle. It
was a weary tramp in all ways, arid if hope had not
buoyed me up, I must have cast myself down and given
up. Whether with the sea salt, or because I was grow-
ing fevered, I was distressed with thirst, and had to stop,
as I went, and drink the peaty water Qut of the hags.
(Taken from R.L. Stephenson's KIDNAPPED)

What to do: Read the excerpt again. As you read,
think about the writer's language, the time of story, and
its setting. Think about the character and the story line
also. What were your reading obstacles? How were
you able to solve them? When everything is figured
out, call a study partner and tell him/her the juicy parts
of study-reading this excerpt.
Let's hope there is place for this excerpt in your
Common Place Book where you keep your collection
of items that have some special significance for you
personally. Who knows; maybe it will become a source
of writing ideas that you can use for other writing.

The Letter (Continued)

We have looked so far at the formats for a few cat-
egories of business letters and we'll go on to look-at
the letter of apology or explanation today.

The Letter of Apology or Explanation

a) When or why is a letter of apology or explana-
tion done? Here is the answer.

At some time or the other you might have done
something that turned out to be wrong, unfair, careless,
or hurtful to another person. Any of these actions de-
serves a note of apology from you. Perhaps you thought

of such a note but found it difficult to put your
honourable intention down on paper. Or perhaps you
found it hard to admit to yourself that you had done
something wrong, that you had forgotten the correct
approach that you had not been careful, that you had
been at fault ....
Well, put such unwilling thoughts and actions be-
hind you. Bring out that strong hidden character in you
and coin a gracious letter of apology to the person you
have wronged. Remember that a strong character re-
flects a strong personality. Let the person' know that
you are aware of what happened and that you are will-
ing to own up in writing.

b) Some guidelines for writing the note of apology
or explanation.

i) Be prompt in sending the note of apology if you
know that.your actions) deserve one.
ii) Believe that what you have said was the best thing
under the prevailing circumstance.
iii) Offer payment of some kind ,or replacement if
you have damaged anything.
iv) Do not make excuses especially that could irri-
.v) Make your letter brief.

c) Here is an Example of the Letter of Apology.

2888 Philips Lane
Bushy Park
Greater Georgetown
March 25th, 2007

Dear Mrs. Gregory,

Yesterday afternoon I kissed 'my teeth when you
asked me not to pick your ruby red roses that were
hanging over into my mother's yard. Please accept my
apology for my rudeness. I could not see then to whom
the flowers belonged. You were fight to speak to me
when and how you did, for whether the flowers were
hanging in your yard or over into ours, they were still
yours. There is no excuse for my immature behaviour,
and I am truly sorry. After all, we are long standing
neighbours and you are a kind and courteous'person al-

Yours truly,
.Samuel Adams

Learning Activities.

1. Your parrot has ruined this season's crop from
your neighbour's red cashew tree the best since the
young tree has begun to yield fruit. Write a note of apol-
ogy offering a proper solution to the problem. State
what steps you can promise to implement to prevent rep-
etition of the parrot's behaviour. Go over your work
with a study partner.

2. Write a letter to a friend, explaining why you will
be unable to go to the Merry-go-Round fair ground with
her/him next weekend.

d) Here is an example of the Letter of Excuse.

t 'r

I'm sure I don't know half the people
that come to my house. Indeed, from
all I hear, I shouldn't like to.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)-Anglo-Irish playwright, author
Lqdy Markby, in "An Ideal Husband," Act 2

Most institutions require that students bring along
written excuses for absences. Some others even re-
quire that the note be handed in before a time of ab-
,sence. Other institutions like clubs require excuses be-
fore or after the period of absence.

Try the following suggestions in writing the letter of
Be courteous.
Be exact in stating the time of the absence.
Give a reason for the absence.
Be brief.

Question: Your home has not been doing so well in
the rainy season, so some improvement has to be done
right now. Your mother has to write the letter of ex-
cuse. You have to overlook her style and presentation.
She eventually ends up sending in this letter on your be-
half. You are pleased about how it is written.

2888 Philips Lane
Bushy Park
Greater Georgetown
March 25th, 2007

Dear Mrs. Sikiki,

Please excuse my son, Samuel Adams, from the
morning sessions tomorrow; 26th March. There is to
be a ripping down of one section of our house roof.
Samuel has to take care of his .belongings during this
process. The shed in the yard will be completed by noon
so that his things can be properly stored, after which
he will proceed to school.

He has prepared tomorrow morning's Grammar les-
son aids in advance. Please receive this English Lan-
guage home-work.

Yours Truly,
Cynthia Adams

Learning Activities

1. Read and then use the suggested points to evalu-
ate the letter that Cynthia Adams and her son have pro-
duced together. 'Tell your study partners) about your

2. You have to see the dentist at a prescribed
time for your yearly dental checkup. Draft the
kind of letter that you think your parent would for-
ward to your form teacher. Discuss it and then re-
write it properly.

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Sunday Chronicle March 25, 2007


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Le Meridien Pegasus

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From page XV

State House as well as at the Summit itself, held at the International Convention Centre.
According to Mr. Plas, the Summit provided an excellent warm up exercise for CWC 2007, not
only for Le Meridien but for all involved, including the Government of Guyana. The hotel has also
been contracted to provide catering in the Stadium during the CWC matches scheduled to be held here.
"I saw something on the Summit on the BBC," he said, "I think it was very. well handled by the
government and everyone involved."

A winning team
Bert Plas believes that he is himself captaining a winning team for the CWC event starting here
next week.
"A hotel itself is really just a building," he said, "What makes the difference in a hotel is the staff.
This hotel has many, many repeat guests some of whom have been coming here for the past twenty
years. And the reason is the staff. We have many staff who have been here for a very long time and
they know the guests and relate to them well."
A recent addition to the side is newly appointed-Executive Chef, Mr. Patrick Schmutz a Swiss
national with a wealth of international experience. Mr. Schmutz, noted Mr. Plas, has worked in virtu-
ally every region of the world with his last tenure being the Execu-
tive Chef at the luxurious Quito Tennis and Golf Club in Ecuador. "
Over the next two weeks, Bert Plas promises that Lei
Meridien will be pulling out all the stops in ensuring that
guests and visitors alike will enjoy the very best in food and
entertainment. All food and beverage outlets at the hotel will
have extended hours, and there will be events such as a food
festival and barbecue nights.

After the games
The way forward, Bert Plas believes, is by competitive coop- '
ration within the industry. He believes that the establishment of V ,,
Buddy's Hotel, provides the stimulus for Le Meridien Pegasus to '. tI
work hard to retain its reputation as the leading hotel in Guyana.
He believes that the hotel along with other properties around
the country can collectively support an increase in the tourism in-
dustry, with different places catering to or sharing various niche mar-
"But first we have to let everyone know that we are here," said
According to him, whether or not the projected twenty thou- BERT PLAS
sand visitors arrive or whether the number is below what is ex-
pected the key value for Guyana coming out of its hosting of the Super Eight matches is the tremen-
dous global media attention that the event will bring to the country.
"The world wide media exposure for CWC 2007 will place Guyana on the world map and
this is the chance for us to show the world where Guyana is and what it has to offer," Mr. Plas
With positive exposure, it is inevitable that the number of visitors will increase, resulting in a
further expansion of the accommodation industry, he believes. Guyana can be a new conference desti-
nation, Mr. Plas cites for example, since conference organizers are always looking for new places to
host their events.
As the accommodation industry expands in Guyana, he stated, the need for more staff is going to
become a crucial element related to the industry's development.
"We see the need for management, for cooks, for waiters," he told Pepperpot.
The establishment of a specialised hotel school would go a long ,vay in training the staff necessary
to fill the demand.
One initiative he personally will be putting forward, after the games, to the lead tourism agencies
in Guyana GTA and THAG is the establishment of a national team of chefs to compete,in interna-
tional culinary competitions.
"Guyana itself is a wonderful product," said Bert Plas in closing, "Presenting a
clean and safe environment, along with our beautiful natural scenes will facilitate the
marketing of the country. We at Le Meridien are ready to step up to the crease, so let
the games begin."

M ARIES -- You may have to eat a slice of humble pie today -- and although it may not
taste too good, it might be good for you. Your confidence is empowering, but it could
also make you a bit careless about what you say -- and this is risky right now. Don't
make any predictions about the future, and don't make any promises that you won't
be able to keep. When you're wrong, you ought to admit it -- but just make sure that
you are not wrong today!

TAURUS -- If you ask plenty of questions today, you will get some good responses
from other people. Your ability to get people talking in interesting new ways is very
strong right now -- so take advantage of it, especially if you are going to be in a group
social situation. Toss out a provocative question, and see who says what. Get reac-
quainted with the bolder, more aggressive you. It's been a long time since you've en-
joyed this role, hasn't it?



GEMINI -- Some tension you've been feeling is finally starting to dissipate today,
and you will start to feel your neck and back muscles relax considerably by this
evening. Some recent bickering, turmoil and all-around monkey business are over, and
a new period of serenity is beginning. Celebrate in a quiet way by doing something
you haven't done in ages -- go for a nice long bike ride or go out and enjoy an ice-
cream sundae, for instance. Get back in touch with childhood joys.

CANCER -- It seems almost as if there are two of you today -- everything you do
will have twice the expected impact, and you will be able to get your work done in
half the time! Your ability to be extremely productive isn't new, but it's something
that some people have never seen before. So many compliments will come your way
today that you'll be blushing all day long. Enjoy the positive attention! This is the
start of a high-profile phase in your life.

LEO -- The only thing worse than a braggart is someone who is falsely modest. So
when you are showered with compliments today, accept them joyfully. In the coming
rainstorm of rave reviews, turn your umbrella upside down to catch and keep everyone's
kind words. Be grateful that the people around you have the sense to see how won-
derful you are. Accepting this kind of positive attention is something you will have
to get used to, so why not start today?

VIRGO -- If you are involved in organising a group activity -- especially one that.
involves a lot of women -- beware that complications could be in store. The.good
news is that you probably know who is going to complicate everything, so you can
easily head her (or perhaps him) off at the pass. Offer this person some territory or
tasks to be in charge of. If you aren't in any type of organisational role, then be sure
to go along with today's plans as quietly and peacefully as you can.

LIBRA -- People around you are getting very excited about some important changes
that have been going on lately, but your focus is on some smaller transitions that are
happening around you. And this is good, because these details will end up having
more of an effect on your life than the big-picture stuff. It's the butterfly effect -- if
you see each step after the butterfly's wings flap, you'll be able to prepare for the
coming windstorm. This attention to detail will put you ahead of others in a competi-

SCORPIO -- People around you are getting very excited about some important changes
that have been going on lately, but your focus is on some smaller transitions that are
happening around you. And this is good, because these details will end up having
more of an effect on your life than the big-picture stuff. It's the butterfly effect -- if
you see each step after the butterfly's wings flap, you'll be able to prepare for the
coming windstorm. 'his attention to detail will put you ahead of others in a competi-

SAGITTARIUS -- Look, up in the sky -- high up among the clouds, there are your
ideals! These lofty ideals are admirable, but how realistic are they? There is little
point in having incredibly high standards if no one in the world can meet them. Plus,
Show much stress do you cause yourself by trying to meet those standards? It's time
to get more realistic about what you require from the people in your life -- and from
yourself, too. Lighten up, and learn how to enjoy and even cherish the quirks of oth-

CAPRICORN -- No one deserves to be blindly worshipped, so it's time to let go of
your current unrealistic adoration of a certain someone. This much focus on just one
person is neither healthy nor logical. Your emotions are clouding your rational think-
ing right now, and it's important to swing things back into balance. Admitting that
.this person isn't perfect won't destroy your affection! On the contrary, seeing her or
him clearly will bring the two of you closer.

AQUARIUS -- Getting in touch with your emotions is not always as easy as it sounds
-- there are many distractions in your life right now, and they could make figuring out
your feelings difficult. To ease the confusion, spend some time alone. Your increased
impatience could be a clue that you are out of sync with the people around you --
which is all the more reason to slow down and remove yourself from the world's
hustle and bustle.

PISCES Even if poetry isn't really your cup of tea, clicking through some poetry
websites or flipping through a book of poems could give you a new idea about how
to handle an old problem. There is a lot of inspiration in.creative expressions -- look
for words that encapsulate an idea and convey it in a way you've never considered
before. Often, mysterious feelings can be better understood if you can see them from
a more romantic point of view.

SulCf*o~11~e't~4arch'~f 2007 t'age XXIII

., .'.. . . .. ..

GT music festival brings Arturo

Tappin, five international bands

Upcoming sensation Rhea in line up

THE stunning and ultra sexy Jonelle David is one of the contestants in
the Miss Guyana Universe pageant scheduled for April 8. Interestingly
two of her sisters are also competing, while a fourth sister is competing
in theMiss Bartica Regatta pageant-The venue is the Splashmin's
Resort on the Soesdyke Highway, which recently added camping
grounds and a hotel to its range of services. Over ten contestants will
compete in swimsuit, evening gown, and an intelligence segment. The
winner will represent Guyana at the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant in
Mexico City, Mexico. .


Cookery Corner

(" Welcome to the 4441 edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

SIMNEL CAKE is a cake traditionally made for Easter in the United Kingdom. It is a type of
fruit cake, similar to Christmas cake. 'It is distinguished by the use of marzipan or almond
paste. Usually, half the raw cake mixture is put in the tin, covered with a sheet of marzipan, and
the remaining mixture added. To .1 i1 ,.. .. d ..lii. 1 .i iL H-. -.i, fthe cake is.covered with
more marzipan, decorated with little marzipan balls, and browned lightly. Some omit the
central layer of marzipan, and there is debate over the number of balls. Since they are said to
represent the 12 apostles, some contend there should be 11 (thus excluding Judas): others say
there should be 13 (to include Christ). Originally Simnel Cakes belonged to Mothering
Sunday (the fourth Sunday in Lent). Formerly marked by the population making pilgrimages
to the mother church of their parishes in Britain, this became a day on which children working
as servants and apprentices were given leave to visit their parents. Simnel cakes were taken as
presents. Mothering Sunday has been eclipsed by the unrelated North American custom of
Mother's Day. and simnel cakes are now simply associated with Easter.
This recipe is a delicious to tide you over until black cake season comes around again!

..Simnel CakeC
Simnel Cake--

lb marzipan
8oz plain flour
I Isp Champion Baking Powder
I tsp (level) mixed spice
3 standard eggs
6oz soft margarine or butter
6oz caster sugar
8oz sultanas
6oz currants
2oz07 mixed peel
2oz glace cherries
3tsp milk
6oz Chantmpion Icing Sugar
1 standard egg white
1 2 inch ribbon
Itsp glycerine

Oven 325F, 170C. Grease and line tin (circle of grease-proof in
bottom) 7/2 inch tin. Roll our marzipan (1b) to fit cake tin -
circle. Prepare ingredients sieve flour etc. Cream fat and sugar
until soft and fluffy. Crack eggs into a separate bowl and beat in
eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition add a
teaspoon of flour with the 2nd and 3rd eggs to prevent curdling.
Fold in the flour (add spices) half at a time; add milk or water to
make a soft dropping consistency. Add fruit and cherries and stir
well. Place half the mixture in tin and smooth top. Cover with
marzipan and spread the remaining mixture on top.
Place tin on baking sheet. Bake in centre of oven for 2 hours.
Reduce the oven to 300F, 150C and continue cooking for another
15 minutes. Test by pressing with the fingers, if cooked the cake
should spring back and have begun to shake from the side of the
tin: Remove cake from oven and leave to cool'in tin. When cool,
turn out, remove paper and store in an air tight tin. Decorate with
icing, marzipan balls and other Easter decorations.

Baking Powder w Icing Sugar
Custard Fo.der (t 4 Curry Powder
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(Guyana" and So, t. O* yw the h- e, the -,..,'okwa' ; !., Singetrs might
belt out tunes scht as s" eh" about a young beauty who goes
overboard In'the discovery of her womanhood, or "... in,." about av i!i
blade the girls cannot resist.
Her production. Rools and RhytlIns is the premier entertainment event for the. Guyana Gift
and Craftl Show which runs from Mnarch 29-April I
"Ii is the story of Guyana where we came irom and how we lived over the years," she says.
It would be told in songs, dances and drama, and fashion.
The 90-minutes production starts with a historical video documentary y Anna Benjamin and
then rolls into a song written by Gem herself along with Kross Kolor studio boss Birchmore ISmon,
who put music to the lyrics. The ever creative Classique Dance Company has whipped up a
breathtaking choreography to tell the story in dance.
The show will then move into a series of songs and dances, plus African and Tassa drumming.
Seasoned theatre actors such as Henry Rodney, Rajan Tiwari, Krik Jardime and Sherry Ann Dyal
will do the dramatizations.
There will be folk songs, masquerade bands,. Mashramani costumes and much, much

"The Jokes is wild" Masqueraders

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