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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
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Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
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Martyr's sister sues
to protect his name
BEIJING (Reuters) The family of a Chinese man,
hailed by the government as a martyr for his deeds
during China's civil war, is suing state television
for questioning his status as a national hero, a
newspaper said Friday.
Dong Cunnui, who Chinese children learn about at
school, was exalted by the Communist Party for sacri-

ficing his life byholding explosives in place to destroy an enemy
Nationalist position in 1948, a year before the war ended.
But his sister Dong Cunmei is suing China Central Television
and director Guo Wei for a programme it aired in 2005 and 2006,
questioning the facts about the incident, the Beijing Morning Post
"The untruthful wording of the programme has seriously dam-
aged his heroic image in people's hearts, and hurt the feelings of
Dong Cunrui's fellow military comrades, his relatives and other par-
ties concerned," his sister was quoted as saying.
She is demanding 100,000 yuan ($12,950) in compensation

and apologies from both the television station and the direc-
tor, the newspaper said, adding the court had already accepted
the suitL

CONSTRUCTION works have restarted on the long-awaited Takutu Bridge to link Guyana and
Brazil by road and committed efforts are being made to ensure it is completed by the contractual
March deadline next year. Page three

RESTARTED: Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Mr. Manniram Prashad, facing camera at centre, with members of the media and others on the Guyana side of the Takutu River
where work on the bridge across the border river with Brazil has been restarted. (Winston Oudkerk photo)

Linden teacher

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JWIN.. to 'axe'


SL Telegrapah
By Rickey Singh
S lJ f .,J I BRIDGETOWN The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
S7 `_ 1"is set to axe Brian Lara as captain of the West Indies
team", and ahead of the forthcoming tour of England this
,.,',." ''summer.
That is according to a report being published in today's 'Sun-
day Telegraph', as updated at 10.30 o'clock last night on its
internet edition.
Written by Scyld Berry, the report, which is contrary to the
latest defence of Lara as captain by the WICB's President, Ken
Gordon, states:
LAND LINE PHONES "Hanging by a thread in the next few days is the career of
Brian Lara, the West Indies captain and world record-holding
batsman. Unless the West Indies selectors have a change of heart,
-Lara will not be touring England this summer or anywhere else
again...". "
Lara, who last week publicly apologised. for the very
.il ....J .'_.?,lII poor performances by the West Indies team in the cur-
'" I niJ [_IJknf I l j-l '_%. ,' l- I n t u.Aj i--... rent World Cup tournament, has already announced
that beyond the coming two remaining matches, he
.. s has no intention of playing any longer in One Day
,3, .1 '1.: ,,,Internationals
,fl 1 /',:. *..,. ,... ,-The first of the two "
S remaining matches for /,
the West Indies in the
i "Super Eight segment of
the tournament takes
___________place at Kensington
~ Oval on Thursday
10'M be against Bangladesh. a
!' ).-'.',.': ~According to the
Sunday Telegraph re-
port, Lara was "never
., .. .. ,.. ......selected to be W est .
S, [ T 7I,. . A Indies captain for this .. .
,._Jjj.,, .-, AL...World Cup".

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"' i'ar|tors who know their '
.... M M _" "'''stuff Gordon
S Greenidge, Clyde Butts
and Andy Roberts -
chose Ramnaresh
-Anaa ^ ,-^ ./ ,Sarwan, the Guyanese
,L\! # : former prodigy, who BRIAN LARA
, has enough about him
,J, :. to begin the long process of regeneration..."
"It was only when the President of the WICB (Ken Gordon)
stepped in". said the Telegraph's Berry -"and like most cricket
.i. administrators, Gordon knows more about business than cricket
that Lara was appointed".
." In contrast to Gordon's own spirited defence of Lara and
GSM network the team in general that while disappointments abound,
now is not the time to criticise but an exercise in "some
care, judgement and timing", the Telegraph's writer stated
without sourcing, that the 37-year-old Lara "will never
again be entrusted with the captaincy..."

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Takutu _




By Mark Ramotar

have restarted on the long-
awaited Takutu Bridge to
link Guyana and Brazil by
road and committed efforts
are being made to ensure it
is completed by the contrac-
tual March deadline next
Tourism, Industry and
Commerce Minister Mr.
Manniram Prashad said the
Takutu Bridge, when completed,
will create an historic link be-
tween the two neighboring
countries and will offer a multi-
plicity of opportunities for citi-
zens of both Guyana and Bra-

"The Brazilians have now
recommended the bridge. I ob-
serve that a deck is now on the
bridge (on the Brazilian side) and
this must have been installed
about two weeks ago", he said
"So I am happy to say we
are seeing progress with the
bridge," he told reporters at the
bridge site in Lethem from
where scores of workmen were
observed across the Takutu
River working on the Brazil end
of the bridge.
Construction on the bridge
was halted a little, over two
years ago but an agreement was
reached between the two gov-

ernments to complete the bridge
following a visit to Guyana by
Brazil President Luis Inacio
Lula Da Silva two years ago.
After a lengthy delay, the
Brazilian Government awarded.
a US$5.3M contract to com-
plete the construction of the
bridge across the border Takutu
River between Guyana and Bra-
zil in the Rupununi. The con-
tract has been awarded to the
Brazilian firm, Arte Leste of
Curitiba from the State of
The contract is being su-
pervised by the 6th Engineers
Battalion of the Brazilian
Army, who will themselves
carry out the approaches to
the bridge.
Based on the design, the 14-
metre wide bridge across the
Takutu River will be built of re-
inforced concrete, supported on
four piers. It will have pedes-
trian walkways on both sides.
The Takutu Bridge is one of
335 projects identified by the
Integration of Regional Infra-
structure in South America
(IIRSA), an initiative by South
American governments to con-
struct a new infrastructural net-
work for the continent, includ-
ing roads, waterways, ports,
and energy and communications
Prashad on Friday also re-
iterated the government's com-
mitment to seeing the paving of
the road between Linden and
Lethem (on the Georgetown/
Lethem route), .i-, ii; ,,, which
President Bharrat Jagdeo has
been pushing for in recent years.
"I am happy to say that
President Jagdeo has had bilat-
eral discussions with (President

Lula) during the Rio Summit
and they spoke specifically on
the pavement and the comple-
tion of the (Georgetown/
Lethem) road," Prashad said,
adding that "this is very much
on the cards".
While acknowledging that
the Brazilian Government is fi-
nancing the construction of the
bridge, Prashad said financing
for the pavement of the
Georgetown/Lethem road is still
to be finalised.
The bridge, when com-
pleted, is expected to signifi-
cantly. increase trade between
the two neighbours.
Nationals from Guyana and
Brazil travel freely across the
borders with limited immigra-
tion requirements.
According to Prashad, the
future of Guyana is inextricably
linked to the Rupununi'region
and that is why so much atten-
tion is being placed on the de-
velopment corridor.
Prashad, who was accom-
panied by the former Tourism
Minister and current Minister
of Labour Mr. Manzoor Nadir
to Lethem on Friday for the of-
ficial launch of Digicel's service
in that area, also visited the site
for the construction of the
Lethem industrial estate in the
Tabatinga area.
The area, where Digicel
is building on the first plot,
has been identified for the
construction of a multi-pur-
pose complex which will
house Immigration, Customs,
Police and Quarantine Of-
fices to facilitate the move-
ment of people across the bor-
der when the bridge is com-

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Russian police thwart

anti-Kremlin protest

By Christi'an Lowe and
James Kilner

MOSCOW, (Reuters) Rus-
sian police detained several
hundred people, including
chess champion- Garry
Kasparov, yesterday as they
snuffed out an attempt by op-,
ponents -of President
Vladimir Putin to protest
near the Kremlin.
Activists had planned to
gather at a city centre square
about one km (half a mile) from
the Kremlin to protest at what
they say is Putin's trampling of
democratic freedoms and de-
mand a fair vote to choose a
new president in 2008.
Teams of riot police, acting
on a ruling from the city au-
thorities banning the protest.
pounced on protesters as they
appeared in small groups near
the square and swiftly loaded
them into buses. Reuters wit-
nesses said.
Kasparov. a leader of the
Other Russia opposition coali-
tion that organised the protest,
was taken to court in central


Moscow and charged with pub-
lic order offences. He was fined
1,000 roubles ($39) and released
after 10 hours detention.
"Today the regime showed its
true colours, its true face," said
44-year-old Kasparov, a world
chess champion for over a de-
cade. "1 believe this was a great
victory for the opposition be-
cause people got through and the
march happened," he said.
Commenting on the police
breaking up the rally, he said:
"This is a different level. The
Russian state has shown it no
longer respects the world press,
public opinion or even Russian
law." He said: "Now it is a coun-
try somewhere between Belarus
and Zimbabwe."
Lines of riot police had ear-
lier linked arms and forced pedes-
trians off the streets into
Moscow's subway system.
Groups of protesters. wav-
ing Russian flags and roses and
shouting "'Russia without Putin".
were dispersed as they tried to
make their way to another square
a few kilometres away. A Reulers
reporter saw several being led

away to police vans.
"The authorities are afraid
of their own citizens and they
do not want citizens to influ-
ence what is happening in the
country," Mikhail Kasyanov,
also an Other Russia leader,
told Reuters.
"On the eve of the elec-
tions ... of course the authori-
ties are terribly scared of this
and today's excessive actions
by the police (are proof of
that)," said Kasyanov, a former
prime minister under Putin.
The protesters have mar-
ginal influence in Russia. The
vast majority of voters back
Putin, who has overseen rising
incomes and political stability.
Kremlin loyalists say the pro-
testers are dangerous extrem-
ists plotting a revolution.
The protest came a day
after Rtussian multi-millionaire
Boris Berezovsky said in a
newspaper interview from his
London base that he was fo-
menting revolution in Russia.
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ABUJA, (Reuters) Elec-
tion irregularities sparked
pockets of violence across
Nigeria yesterday in a vote
which should lead to the
first fully democratic tran-
sition of power in Africa's
most populous nation.
Yesterday's election of
state governors and lawmak-
ers was a test of the strength
of the ruling People's Demo-
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dential polls in a week's time.
Voting began hours late
in most places and ballot pa-
pers failed to turn up at all
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east and southern oil-produc-
ing Niger Delta, sparking
violent protests and boy-
cotts by the opposition.
Youths protesting against
the absence of ballots in the
southern Anambra and Delta
slates torched three offices of
the Independent National
Electoral Commission
(INEC). Eight people were
killed in three different states
when armed men stormed
polling booths to steal ballot
boxes, local media reported.
Seven policemen died
when their outpost in the
southern oil city Port
Harcourt was burned down,
and three civilians were shot
dead by suspected hitmen in
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voted and we have no chance of
* voting," said Senate President Ken
Nnamani, a PDP member from
Enugu, on local television. "Any
person being declared a winner as
far as Enugu is concerned has no
mandate of anybody. People be-
lieve that the result has already
been predetermined."
A coalition of opposition par-
ties warned INEC not to announce
results for northeastern Gombe
state because of deficient voting.
INEC chairman Maurice Iwu
said he was generally satisfied.
"We did not anticipate a 100-
per cent hitch-free election. One
or two infractions would not make
the election and its results unac-
ceptable," he told a news confer-
Opposition Action Congress
spokesman Lai Mohammed said
there were "massive irregularities
and fraud".
"Soldiers and police have been
used to intimidate voters, cart
away ballot boxes and rig in favour
of the PDP." he said.
Nigeria returned to democracy
in 1999 after three decades of al-
most continuous army rule. and
these polls should bring the first
handover from one elected presi-
dent to another since independence
from Britain in 1960.
Dozens of people have been
killed in political violence in the
months leading up to the poll.
Controversial indictments for
fraud have disqualified dozens of
mostly opposition candidates.
Poor preparation of the voter
register and lack- of accreditation
for observers also raised doubts
about the credibility of the exer-
Nigerian governors control big
budgets and have enormous pow-
ers in their states, making the gu-
bernatorial polls as important to
many. Nigerians as the April 21
presidential vote.
The PDP now controls 28 of
the 36 states, with the rest split
between a handful.of opposition
With unrivalled funds and
powers of incumbency, the PDP
should coast to victory, analysts
say. But endemic corruption,
failure to deliver basic services
and deteriorating security have
boosted the chances of the op-
position in many states. (Addi-
tional reporting by Ardo Hazzad
and.Mike Oboh in Kano,
Estelle Shirbon and Austin
Ekeinde in Port Harcourt, Tume
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Ecuador President

admits father was

drug smuggler
BANOS. Ecuador. iReulers) Ecuador's President Rafael
Correa admitted .esterda. that his father was arrested for
drug smuggling nearly 40 ears ago, as he responded to
attacks from congressmen ahead of a poll that pits him
against old elites.
Polls expect the leftist leader
to win a landslide victory in
today's referendum to set up an
assembly to rewrite the constitu-
tion, in a bid to sap power from
a Congress viewed as over influ-
ential in state companies and the
..... judiciary.
In acerbic exchanges, legisla-
tors have accused Correa of ben-
efiting from his father's drug
deals. But the charismatic'popu-
list fired back yesterday and de-
President Rafael Correa fended the poor majority whom
he said were abused and misled
by drug lords
"\Vhen I was five my father carried drugs to the United
States and %\ as arrested." said Correa, speaking during a weekly
radio address broadcast from the Andean city of Banos.
"I tied through this and these people are not delinquents.
TThe. are single mothers or unemployed people who are des-
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January .
Cocaine cartels in Colombia and Peru often use Ecuador as
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Ruled State_,
Correa ;on a scholarship to one of Ecuador's most presti-
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Akon 'cons' Trinidad

International superstar Akon
lived up to his name as he
conned seven ladies into danc-
ing onstage during his per-
formance on Thursday night
at the Zen nightclub in Port
of Spain.
The star from Senegal man-
aged to convince the ladies, who
made their way onstage, that
they were taking part in a glo-
bal contest and that they could
earn a fabulous grand prize trip
to Africa if they won.
The competition was then
filmed by Akon's crew and later
revealed to be a mere sham for
the entertainment of the audi-
ence present, and an even greater
potential global audience, as he
promised to upload the footage
onto the popular Internet video
After performing his
string of hit singles, includ-
ing "Ghetto", "Locked Up",
"Soul Survivor" and "I
Wanna Love You", Akon re-
quested and secured seven
volunteers "to represent
Trinidad" in the contest. He
claimed that he had done this
"everywhere he went", and
that "Africa was currently
ranked number one", with
"Atlanta" and "London"
coming in second and third,
He said: "We've never done
this in the Caribbean before, but

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my DJ assures me that Trinidad
has the best winners. Is that
true? Well, y'all gotta represent
here. Come on up now. Don't
be scared."
The star then assured the
audience that the local winner
would compete in the finals
against "Africa". As the contest
began, each lady tried to out-
wine the other to the sounds of
Akon's recent collaboration,
"Smack That", which features
hip-hop star Eminem.
The crowd roared their ap-
proval of the eventual winner,
who ifas then taken two short
steps "to Africa" by Akon and
promised that she could name
her prize herself, if she defeated
the best of Africa: none other
than Akon himself.
Later on, Akon would have
his way with the petite young
lady: turning, twisting and even
flipping her body, while mimick-
ing sexual positions and acts all
over the stage for three consecu-
tive rounds.
His DJ, Virgin Islands na-
tive Benny D, even joined in
during the second round and to-
gether they sandwiched the
young lady on the floor of the
stage. In the end, Akon declared
himself the winner, even though
the crowd adjudged that his fe-
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"Don't Matter", is currently
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ADMIRER: Senegal-born superstar Akon and one of the
"volunteers" during his performance at the Zen nightclub
on Thursday night in Port of Spain. (Trinidad Express

heeded, although the singer did
perform a soca-esque version of
his latest single.
The African phenom-
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audience for just over 40 min-
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Editorial )

THE government's decision to utilise the Guyana Na-
tional Stadium at Providence for multi-purpose activities,
including cultural and religious, as well as football
games, makes good economic sense in the future man-
agement of this very outstanding legacy of Cricket World
Cup 2007 for which India's help is most commendable.
Interestingly enough, President Bharrat Jagdeo's
statement to the media on April 11 about the future man-
agement and operations of the stadium, preceded
disclosure of plans by the International Cricket Council
(ICC) to organise a conference to discuss assistance to
the nine host Caribbean nations to make their stadiums
Steps have already been taken to identify someone
qualified for appointment as General Manager. If ap-
pointed before the proposed ICC-hosted conference on
management, as disclosed by Don Lockerbie, the ICC/
CWC's Chief Operating Officer and Venue Development
Director, the assumption is that this would be consis-
tent with criteria employed by already existing success-
ful models in and beyond the Caribbean.
From what President Jagdeo stated when he spoke
last week with the media about his government's pride
in defying all odds for Guyana's success in hosting the
six Super Eight -matches, it is apparent that his admin-

istration intends to ensure the highest possible stan-
dard in management of the stadium.
This policy is also expected, indeed required, to be
extended to another valuable new project, the National
Convention Centre, constructed as a gift of China, and in
close proximity to the spacious modern headquarters ,
building that is the new CARICOM Secretariat a gift
of Guyana to the community, with significant assistance
from Japan.
Recommendations for making profitable ventures of
the network of new and refurbished stadia for World Cup
07 are outlined in a document from the ICC. It
was handed over last week to Prime Minister Keith
Mitchell of Grenada in his capacity as chairman of
CARICOM's Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket .,
by President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Ken Gor-
However, even before appropriate consideration is
given by CARICOM Heads of Government to the ICC's
initiative on stadia management, there remain a num-
ber of outstanding issues for immediate consideration
by the nine Local Organising Committees (LOCs) for
CWC 07.
Among these, would be mutual understanding on
implementation of the "revenue distribution formula",
based on the Host Venue Agreement (HVA) between
the ICC/CWC West Indies Inc and the nine LOCs.

Under this agreement, all profits from CWC 2007 Inc.
"shall be for the benefit of the WICB" and distributed at
"its sole discretion" with the understanding that all obli-
gations to the LOCs are honoured.
In Jamaica, Minister of Finance and Planning, Omar
Davies, has already spoken of dissatisfaction by govern-
'ments, includ'ing4tis own, with the revenue-sharing ar-
rangements with the ICC/CWC, and warned that, if
necessary, legal action may have to be pursued.
Let's hope that we do not reach such a stage as the
host countries continue to assess the "legacy" of World
Cup 2007.


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Iron-clad World Cup demands

-- What next after Lara 's sorry'?

IF YOU follow what some
local, regional and inter
national officials in-
volved in our hosting of
Cricket World Cup 07 are
now saying, you may think it
was all a bad joke to have im-
posed exorbitant fees for tick-
ets, treat musical instruments
as weapons of terror, restrict
drinks and food containers at
matches, as well as the joy of
jumping up with a big banner.
Faced with recurring
thousands of empty seats at
many of the newly built or
refurbished stadia -Jamaica
and Guyana being exceptions
(and by late last week Barba-
dos also), the International
Cricket Council (ICC), West Cricket Board and its'
subsidiary, Cricket World
Cup West Indies Inc, have
been wiping egg off their
faces in desperately seeking
to correct mistakes and raise
the bar for cricket celebra-
Amid much public rela-
tions-generated hype, prices
for tickets were being re-
duced and made more
a cc e s s ib l e for
purchase; freedom has been
permitted to enter, leave and
return to a venue stadium
during matches, subjected to
normal security checks.
Also, finally, the green light
has come from those dwelling in
darkness about our cultural
traditions for a variety of musi-
cal instruments to be allowed
for the remaining matches for
customary cricket merrv-m"l'
Officials of ICC/CWC
Inc who have been blithely
denying their own involve-
ment in the pricing and mar-
keting of tickets.
and simply blaming Local
Organising Cot' tee

the iron-clad., .' ion, in

the ICC/CWC's Host Venue
Agreement (HVA) for which
compliance was imperative to
host the current historic
event as I had reported in
last Sunday's Chronicle.
** Commercial Rights:
For instance, the HVA signed
between the ICC/CWC West
Indies Inc and the LOCs,
state in relation to non-nego-
tiable "commercial rights",
. "The LOC hereby ac-
knowledges and agrees that
IDI (ICC Development Inter-
national), GCC (the
Singapore-based Global



Cricket Corporation Ltd) and
Licensees are the owners, lic-
ensees 01 sub-licensees of
all Commercial Rights and
that neither CWC 2007
Inc nor the LOC shall be en-
titled to exploit any of the
Commercial Rights..."
** Tickets and Hospital-
iy. in terms of sale and al-
location of tickets, the rel-
evant clause of the HIV
makes clear: "Any ticketing
arrangements, including the
.sale and allocation of tickets,
the allocation of comnli""--
tarv 1:-1
,tar cKets and ., provi
Sion ol' Ho'p'itali'ty for
Matfc es, as well as all
ticket-related mailiers shall he

determined by the CWC Inc
2007,. after consultation with
the LOC..."
This provision exposes
the hollowness of recent
claims by the ICC's Malcom
Speed and CWC's Chris
Dehring of no responsibility
for the high costs of
tickets, while confirming
what some LOC officials
have stated that the. costs
and marketing of tickets were
part of the "collaborative ef-
fort" involving the ICC and
CWC Inc.
The host government
themselves would have been
privy to this arrangement
and, of course, at all
times, the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB), as a
member of the ICC.
It is quite pertinent to
also bear in mind in assess-
ing the extent of submission
by the WICB/CWC Inc, to
the. dictates of the ICC by a
host country, the required

tone point to a level of arrogance
by the framers in following the
dictates of the ICC/IDI to
which the region submitted.
Question is, at what
stage did the LOCs and, by
extension host
governments, choose to expedi-
ently suspend commitment to
sovereignty in the "negotiating
process", overwhelmed by ob-
jective factors, to which they
now expediently point?
Namely, the "legacy" of
the stadia, roads,-hotels and
other facilities now in:place,
plus a harvest of international
media publicity.
The Caribbean people
would have been well aware of
the "legacy" as the millions
were being spent in preparation
for hosting the tournament.
They also know that when
the crunch comes, THEY have
to share the financial
burden. There is really no
row over the positive features to
have resulted from hosting the

the West Indies team are in-
volved for this tournament.
Question now is: Who are
the others fo come forward and
say "sorry" to the region's
It would have been as pain-
ful for Lara to offer his mea
culpa for the humiliating let
down by the West Indies team
in this World Cup tournament,
as it must be for the West In-
dian people across our region
and of the Diasporas to accept
his plea for forgiveness.
However, let those whose
anger and pain are widely
shared, also find time to ob-



shock waves.
Now that Lara has made
his sad apology to the people
of the Caribbean the real
owners of West Indies
cricket a question of im-
mediate relevance is: Does
the WICB have an obligation
also to offer an unequivocal
"sorry" for its management
of the game and, specifically
how the team for this World
Cup was chosen in the first
President of the WICB,
Ken Gordon, seems in no
mood at present for any
apology. He has been quick

For the current World
Cup, "obligations" of an LOC jectiyely consider that Lara's to go on the defensive in re-
mean to be "irrevocably and traumatic declaration that sponse to an editorial in last
unconditionally" committed "we (the team) don't deserve Thursday's (April 12)
to undertake the require- to be in the semi-finals", con- 'Trinidad Express' that
ments as outlined in trasts with the ambiguities called on the WICB's "entire
the HVA. and defensive positions of leadership" from the Presi-
the highly-rated teams of dent and including coach
COMPLIANCE India's Rahul Dravid and Bennet King and co-ordinator
"The. LOC", it Pakistan's Inzaman-Ul-Haq, Clive Lloyd, to "step down"
states, "shall at all times both of which had to return for a new start for the. future
comply with and abide home without even of West Indies crirl-
by the reasonable directions reaching thehe region's people also
and instructions of CWC 0 stage. The region's people also
and instructions of CWC This is not to rationalise need to hear from, coach
.W.I. Lno/or IDI in rela- KENGORDON repeated shocking Bennet King himself, espe-
tion to CWC 2007. In the performances by the West ci'ally in view of the bitter
event of a conflict between World Cup and the fact that, Indies team under Lara's lead- complaints and grilling that
the directions and instruc- knowing that, ultimately, there Giship. It is more a challenge continue in India and Paki-
tions of CWC Inc and the is a price for all n. ;Ias of host to admit that in this best stan following the humiliation
directions and instructions of Countries to n ,,,nuwn internriatuu'l game of of their World Cup team- ,ad
DI, thoC Other agonising questions "glorious i.fCertainties" our the agony ,Zow in having to
,'", HALL PREVAIL (my were also beingraised last week plJPers too can cause grief. fi',i new coaches.
emphasis)..." following Brian Lara's pub.'c even as the Irish relatively King's-coaching role
-Even in appreciating it.isa.. apology and his deci'.ion to quit new boys on te, cricket has been under critical
ovleraldbindtog.agrcemant.,.itls,, ,piyaingirn.thCeDIsafter the cri,,' y ..B., i.' a, tin long bf,u.e this
overriding concept and general main, two matches in which the .,Ba,,gla4teshis, cree,,..- ,rld t.,up.. .. .

Management stadia and more

Pagi 6 27 p65



Southern Sudanese

give cows for love,

not money

By Skye Wheeler

JUBA, Sudan, (Reuters) -
Peace in southern Sudan
turns people's thoughts to
marriage and investment -
both of which traditionally
involve giving, or keeping,
For the government, the
cows are proving too much of a
good thing.
Parents-in-law are demand-
ing cows promised -as bride-
price during the long war years,
and this together with a sudden
increase in ready cash has sent
the price of cattle sky high.
But the Sudanese arein the
habit of keeping not selling
- their cows. and as traders in
neighboring Uganda take ad-
vantage of higher prices to sell
their cattle into Sudan, the huge
influx is creating a trade deficit.
encouraging cattle-rustling, and
damaging pastures.
The authorities are trying to
change people's attitudes and
encourage them to turn to
profit-based herding and to sell
off surplus cows at. regular in-
tervals to make money.
It is not an easy -task.
Through decades of war, cows
were one of the few stores of
wealth for many people. espe-
cially the descendants of
pastoralists who lived off their
milk, blood or meat and counted
a man's wealth by the size of

his herd.
"You have to pay cows for
marriage, you cannot get it for
free or money," said Sarah
Nyandeng, who lives in the
southern capital Juba but comes
from the pastoralist areas to the
Although conflict continues
in the far western region of
Darfur, a 2005 north-south ac-
cord has brought peace to the
south after more than 20 years
of civil war.
The inflow of cash that
peace has brought, combined
with a backlog of demand for
cows as bride-price, has pushed
up prices and reversed a previ-
ous flow of cattle out of Sudan
to Uganda.
Since the January 2005
peace deal Sudanese have im-
ported cows in unprecedented
numbers, authorities say.
"During the war, we used
to supply northern Uganda
with more than 2,000 head of
cattle a month," said John
Ogoso Kanisio, the Director
General of Planning, Invest-
ment and Marketing at the
Ministry of Animal Re-
sources and Fisheries
Now thousands of cattle
are coming in from Uganda.
"We need to re-educate
people about using cows for
economic gain. Let us use our
animals to bring us more money,

rather than keeping them in high
numbers," Festo Kumbo,
MARF's minister, has said.
"We have more animals
than Uganda but they are bring-
ing them here. Our market is
more lucrative because.we have
made them expensive," he said,
adding that Ugandans are free to
bring in their cattle under a re-
gional free trade agreement,

Kumbo said selling cattle to
market was the only solution to
the problem of overgrazing as
swollen herds begin to damage
some of the south's extensive
"Marriage without cows is
as stable and good," he ven-
Juba resident Nyandeng
said cattle have become more
expensive, but one to two
hundred head for a bride is
normal in her area.
"Selling cows for money -
this idea is new to him." ex-
plained one Juba resident of the
typical pastoralist. "With a lot
of cows he thinks he's rich. he's
happy, like he is really some-
body. And then his children can
Juba residents cited differ-
ent prices for cows during the
war and said they varied from
place to place, with many bar-
tered rather than sold. But all
agreed current prices, com-
monly up to $1,000 a cow in
Juba and between $400 and
$1,000 in more remote northern
parts, are higher than before.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 15, 2007 7

"The price has gone up
since the peace," said
Ambraham Jada, who is not yet
planning on parting with any of
his herd.
"When the war was on ev-
erything.was cheap, but now
there is cash in circulation and
the people's purchasing power
has increased," said Kanisio,
whose ministry is planning a
survey of the regional market.

Cows are still considered
the best way to invest in some
parts of the south. "We lack
banks so the best way for
people in the risky areas is to
buy cows," Kanisio said.
Kanisio estimates the south
has 8 to 10 million cattle. That
would mean around one cow per
person if estimates ,of the
south's population are correct.
The regional authorities see
Uganda, Kenya and the Demo-
cratic Republic of Congo as the
most obvious markets for ex-
'ports. followed by northern
Sudan, Egypt. Libya and the
Kanisio said he also saw
potential for marketing the
cows internationally, because
they have a 100 per cent organic
But serious investors will
probably wait until the World
Organisation for Animal Health
declares Sudan free of the cattle
disease rinderpest. Kansio
"Our .hope is that the
whole country is declared
rinderpest free by 2008," he

By Gwynne Dyer

THE test would hardly have made the news outside of In-
dia if the local air traffic controllers had posted a warn-
ing in advance, but when an Indonesian airliner had to
turn around in Indian airspace last Thursday and return
to Jakarta to avoid flying into the missile's path, it was
bound to draw attention.
So now the whole world knows that India has test-fired a
nuclear-capable missile that can hit Shanghai and Beijing, and a few
people (especially in China) may be asking: Why?
The Agni-III missile failed its first flight test last July, but this
one seems to have gone off very well. The missile, which report-
edly can carry a 300-kiloton nuclear warhead, was not tested at its
full range of more than 3,000 km (1,900 miles) on this occasion,
but that is the number that gets .people's attention. India's main
potential enemy is Pakistan, which is right next door, and it al-
',dv has missiles that can strike anywhere there.
The Agni-III gives India the ranIge it . Middle East.
(but it has no enemies there), or southern Russia and Central Asia
(likewise) or China.
China is not India's enemy either, but there is a worrisome drift
in Asian affairs, and the Agni-III is just the tip of the iceberg. To
be fair; China has had missiles that could strike Indian cities for
more than thirty years now (though they were actually built to
reach American cities), so there is no monopoly of blame here. And
neither China nor. India is planning to attack the other. They're just
doing what comes naturally for great powers.
As the strategists say (in every great power): "Intentiohs may
t"i.n.. "innabilities are perm,';, 'r., ""wds, yr' don'f ~,

in the good will of your neighbours; you plan and prepare for what
they COULD do if they turned nasty.
So China built some long-range missiles to deter the United
States from attacking it, although the American missiles were really
aimed mostly at the old Soviet Union. And a very long time after-
wards, India builds long-range missiles to deter China from attack-
ing it, although the Chinese missiles were really aimed mostly at
the United States.
Why is India doing this now, thirty years after China built
its missiles? Because India, with U.S. encouragement, has fi-
nally decided, after a half-century of "non-alignment", that it
wants to play the great-power game too. It has the resources
these days, and it's just too galling to be left out when the
Big Five get together to sort out the world. Even if playing
the great-power game means you end up playing the nuclear-
war game too.
There's more. American strategists do not think that China in-
tends to attack the United States, but they know that China is go-
ing to be the second-biggest economy in the world in ten or fifteen
years' time. China is therefore a pCtetial Challenger to America's
position as the world's sole superpower, and as such it must be
So for the past five or six years Washington has been busy re-
newing old military ties and forging new ones with countries all
around China's borders.
Of those countries, the two most powerful by far are Japan
(already an American ally) and India. Japanese right-wing politi-
cians are tired of being a special country that has foresworn the
use of force in its international relations (in the.cooa,*"."- .'-:*

want to be a "normal" country well, a normal great power, re-
ally so Prime Minister Shintaro Abe has pledged to rewrite the
constitution in order to remove those unreasonable restrictions on
sending Japanese troops overseas
and so on.
And since India is now a 1'
"normal" great power too, it
is doing the things that nor-
mal great powers do, like "
making alliances with other I
great powers. Specifically, o.
with the United States, with ...' -'
which New Delhi signed a
ten-year military cooperation
agreement in 2005. (No, it's
not officially called an alli- '
ance. It doesn't need to be.)
When you go to Beijing and ask j
Chinese officials (off the record) 5
how they feel about all this, they '
swear that they are not going to -'....
They understand that this sort of thing is just the reflexive way
that great powers have always behaved, and that they know it
doesn't mean that America, Japan and India are planning to attack
them. Quite right, too, and as long as they hang on to that thought
no harm will come of all this.
But if they do panic at some point maybe over some crisis
in the Taiwan Strait, or the disputed seabed between China and
Japan, or some stupid incident like the American spy-plane that
collided with a C'i-;e fighter in 2001 then all the pieces are
already in place for an Asian Cold ,1r. Which would be a serious
waste of half the world's time at best, and a mortal peril to the
whole planet at worst.
But they're all just doing what comes naturally to great
History doesn't repeat itself, as Mark Twain remarked,
but it does rhyme.
S ." ',,-- "-q'ndon-based indepndlpnt ***-rnal-
^ p.'' .' 45 '

Prince William

breaks up with

By Paul Majendie
LONDON (Reuters) Prince Williami has broken up with
his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton after a romance
conducted under the full glare of the media spotlight.
The Sun broke the surprise news yesterday and friends of
the second in line to the throne confirmed the tabloid story was
An official spokesman for Wdliam. eldest son of the late
Princess Diana, said only: "'We do not discuss his private life."
Middleton. the eldest child of nuddle-class entrepreneurs
who had won plaudits for her fashionable dress sense and poise,
was widely tipped to be the nexl Queen.
She was pursued everywhere by paparazzi photographers
- as Princess Diana was.
The Sun said that the couple. & ho met while studying at
St Andrews Universit% in Scotland. had reached "an amicable
agreement" to end their relationship.
The young couple he is 24 and she is 25 were seen
hugging and kissing during a skiing holiday in Switzerland only
last month.
The Sun said their relationship had been strained since Wil-'
liam graduated from Sandhurst, military academy last Decem-
ber at a ceremony attended by Middleton.
William is pursuing his career as an army officer. His
younger brother, Prince Harry, also graduated from Sandhurst
and is due to join frontline troops in Iraq next month.
A close friend of the couple told the paper: "As far as Kate
is-concerned, William simply hasn't been paying her enough
"She is stuck in London while he is living in an officer's
mess. Kate feels hugely frustrated that their relationship just
seems to be going backwards at a rate of knots."
Last month the Sun published a photo of William with
an 18-year-old Brazilian student in a night-club and said
he had invited another girl back to his barracks for a night-

Some commentators said the constant media glare may have
become too much for Kate, who filed a harassment complaint
with Britain's press watchdog last month.
"This relationship formed in a media-free zone (at univer-
sity) but of course since then Kate has been under intense pres-
sure from paparazzi photographers," Arthur Edwards, a Sun
photographer, told the BBC. "She really was at her wits end."
As students, William and Kate shared a house. From there,
romance blossomed. She is widely recognized as being the one
who persuaded the prince to stay on and complete his studies.
Royalty-obsessed tabloids were always convinced she
would one day be Queen Kate. The royal family had very
much accepted her in the inner circle of what they call
"The Firm".

alg popeca




about external

crime threat

By Mark Ramotar
WHILE acknowledging that
crime in general is under
control in Lethem, influential
businessman in the area Mr.
Daniel Gajie said the major
crime concern stems from
persons with criminal intent
who live on the coast, espe-
cially Georgetown, and who
take their bad habits and
negative influence to the re-
gion whenever they visit.
"At the moment we have

minor criminal activities in
Lethem; we bave a good team of
policemen here (and) crime is
under control in the area but our
main concern is that.persons and
vehicles from Georgetown that
are coming here are not adher-
ing to our rules and regulations,"
Gajie said.
According to him, these
rules and regulations, which are
seemingly more self-imposed
than statutory, are that persons
should 'check in' at the Police
Station with their bus/vehicles


(minimum 5 years experience of daily
running of sawmill)

to work in the Interior
minimum 3 years experience


Minimum 3 passes at CXC
Mon-Sat, 8 am to 4 pm


We require a qualified and registered Pharmacist
for our -n i -.. : Division.

Sales experience at retail or distribution lev-
would be an. asset.
Applicants must own or be ready to acquire a
motor-cycle or car. This is an essential
prerequ;site for the job..

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publicc transport) and their pas-
"Criminal activities in
Lethem are mainly, at the mo-
ment, coming from the
Georgetown individuals who are
visiting our area," Gajie, who is
President of the Rupununi
Chamber of Commerce and In-
dustry, told reporters who were
in Lethem on Friday to cover
the gala launch of Digicel's ser-
vice there.
"The influence they are
bringing to the Rupununi region
is not good at the moment and
we are trying very hard to nip
that in the bud."
He said the chamber is
working very closely with the
Police and the Customs and
Trade Administration officers in
the area to control the goods
and products that are entering
and leaving Lethem from
Georgetown and the Brazilian
"We don't want to stop
Brazil items coming to Lethem
but there must be some amount
of control," he said.

Asked to comment on re-
ports of guns and drugs enter-
-ing Guyana from Brazil and
finding their way to the coast,
Gajie said while this is not
prevalent, "there are indeed
reports" that these items are
being moved on mini-buses
plying the Lethem/
Georgetown or Linden/
Lethem route.
"...again it comes back to
these mini-buses going back to
Georgetown," the businessman
The police, he said, made
.some arrests last year and more
this year so far, where that is
"The public transportation,
especially the mini-buses trav-
elling (to Georgetown)... these
are the main culprits right now,"
Gajie asserted.
Asked whether there were
any environmental problems in
Lethem that he woufd like to
comment on, the outspoken
businessman replied: "I don't
want to harp on it too much, but
we are seeing a culture again

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from Georgetown where you
just take your 'package' (litter/
garbage) and throw it out the
"Here in Lethem, and in ar-
eas in the mountains and when
we go to the water falls. et
cetera, we traditionally put our
garbage together and we burn it,
or we dig a hole and bury it or
we dump it at the dumpsite; but
what we find now in the re-'
sorts, like the one at Annai for
instance, is that the owner had
to pick up garbage and throw it
back into the bus because the
occupants threw their boxes
outside the window."
Noting that this is a major
concern to the residents, Gajie
urged the media to help
sensitise these mini-bus passen-
gers on the Lethem route "to
please keep your garbage in the
bus" or dispose of it in a man-
ner and place that is in keeping
with good environmental prac-
While pointing out that this
is not a prevalent practice in
Lethem since "you hardly see
garbage lying around here",
Gajie said it remains an environ-
mental concern that will have to
be contained or eliminated in-
stead of allowing it to get out
of control.
He said the chamber is
working with the Ministry of
Iocal Government in efforts to
acquire a garbage truck and to
develop a proper dumpsite in
Tabatinga, Lethem.
Other than the occasional
'Coastlanders' garbage, Gajie
pointed out thit there is no pol-
lution in Lethem -.a place he
said that is "still natural with
fresh air all around and still one
of the best places to come and
visit or even settle down."
Alluding to the significant
improvements and develop-
ments taking place in the scenic
Lethem area, the Chamber Presi-

dent believes Lethem is on the
verge of a commercial and
infrastructural take-off.
According to him, "these are
exciting times for Lethem".
The businessman said the
chamber is "very anxious" and
"we have very high expecta-
tions" that goods from Guyana
will penetrate the huge Brazil-
ian market in a very big way.
"We are preparing for
that and we are preparing the
companies in Georgetown to
accept the challenge as well."
The Rupununi Chamber, he
said, has embarked on a project
to construct a packaging and la-
belling facility which will en-
hance the marketability of local
products like peanuts and
'casareep' (made out of cas-
Gajie also said the chamber
recently received an enquiryy'
from beverage and distillery gi-
ant, the Demerara Distillers
Limited (DDL), for the supply
of a large quantity of oranges,
passion fruits and mangoes.
He said the chamber has
grabbed the offer and will be
working hard to try and get
production up and produce in
bulk to meet the demands of
In terms of hotels and ac-
commodation, Gajie said at least
two new hotels are on the cards
to be constructed in Lethem this
year, one of which will take the
form of an apartment complex.
He believes the real catalyst
of the development boom in the
Lethem and the region will take
place on completion of.the long-
awaited Takutu Bridge, being
built across the Takutu River
which, when completed, will
provide a crucial road link be-
tween Guyana and Brazil in the
H6 said the bridge will
not only transform but sig-
nificantly impact the eco-
nomic development of
Lethem and the country as a

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By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

THE concept of social inte-
gration is an ideal-typical
It does not imply that ev-
ery society's members share
precisely the same set of values.
It is argued, however, that con-
siderable consensus must exist
if a society is to withstand di-
versity and cleavage without
breaking down.
Where consensus is mini-
mum, collective social action be-
comes more and more difficult
to achieve and eventually a state
of disintegration or social
disorganisation sets in.
Classical sociological
theory reminds us that "religion
serves the central and crucial
function in society of support-
ing what has been variously
called social integration, social
solidarity and social cohesion".
Underlying this proposi-
tion is a still more general one,
namely: that in order to main-
tain itself, every society must
achieve some consensus around
a set of basic values, an agree-
ment upon ultimate meaning
that affords an appropriate ba-
sis for social organisation and
common action.
Religion has been. spe-
cially singled out as the
prime.force iif the creation
and maintenance of social in-
tegration. A number of schol-
ars have expressed the belief
that religion is so important
to social integration that
without it, social disintegra-
tion would inevitably follow.
This integrating role of re-
ligion is seen as manifold: one,
through its belief system, it
gives basic support to social
and individual values; two,
through its rituals, its repeatedly
reinforced identification with
and commitment to these val-
ues; three, through its systems
of eternal rewards and punish-
ment, it helps to ensure the em-
bodiment and acting out of val-
* ues in behaviour.
In the light of North
America and Central Europe,
and to some degree, even in
Guyana, questions are being
raised about the value ur-
ligion in society; questions of
religious doctrines ibd its
influence on government
policies and the legislature.
Certainly, in these ad-
vanced societies religion plays
no longer a major role in demo-
cratic and post-modern institu-
tions. Media has become more
influential in shaping values. But
we must not .forget that the
foundation of these societies
was on religion. The uprooting
of these religious roots. the ig-
noring of heritage has contrib-
uted to the decline in Western
'-:h i leading to ni-
morality ... ..
Social integration requires
that while we conform to and
practise our various religious
rituals and doctrines, we con-
sider the civil responsibility of
preserving religious freedom
amlongst our people.
As a Christian leader my-
-"I k is my desire to cce ev-

cryone believe in Jesus .u,...
and acceptt him as 1Lord of their
live.. I!owever, because Chris-
iim ily i', not a religion of cocr-


cion, I am constrained to respect The State is not excluded
the religious choices of those from the Sovereignty of God.
within my community. We The fundamental question was
therefore do not have to share raised by Ronald Sider asking
the same religious or doctrinal "How can a secular State that
position in order to work to- is.neutral toward religious con-
gether for the good of our coun- viction recognize the fact that
try. governmental activity and law
Social integration requires are finally accountable to God?"
that we all work jointly, not .in This is indeed a difficult
a religious but social context in question. But the answer to that
the area of the common the is seen in the success or failure

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world. The Church can and
should work with secular
organizations of like-minded
purposes to promote life and
freedom and to oppose injustice
and repression in our societies.
If we can define the param-
eters for co-belligerency, then
we can seek creative ecumenism
in the market places of human
society. I would certainly en-
courage this in our country.
since our religion is not only
good for the hereafter, but is
useful in determining how well
we live here on earth.
In conclusion, I reiterate
that the Church cannot es-
cape its vocation to participate
in governance. Note, I said
governance and not necessar-
ily government.

of governments worldwide.
Governments that ignore, re-
press or in any way are antago-
nistic to religious values do not
On the other hand, govern-
ments that include, involve, con-
sider religion as an integral part
of governance, benefit tremen-
Recently, Prime Minister
of Jamaica, Portia Miller, de-
clared. that as a policy, she
will include religious leaders,
more specifically Christian
Ministers.. on all of her state
I believe that this is an
acknowledgement that reli-
gion is central and critical in
supporting social integration
in any society.

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THE Guyana Forestry
Commission (GFC) intends to
enforce the law against illegal
logging'operations with the
addition of 46 Forest Rangers
to its Forest Monitoring Unit
to ensure the sustainable,
exploitation of forest
resources, the Agriculture
Ministry reported yesterday.
It said this was announced
during a two-day visit to Region
One (Barima/Waini) by Minister
of Agriculture, Robert Persaud
and a team of technical officers
to address forest issues in,the
communities of White Water and
the Wauna Land Development
During the meeting, the
ministry said, the issue of a
seizure of a shipment of logs
from the region to Georgetown
was raised, in which several
lumber dealers and two forest
officers were implicated and

The illegal shipment was
uncovered following
discrepancies in the documents
which warranted an investigation
and Amerindian communities
and others have complained
about the illegal activity, the
ministry said.
It reported that the
Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
is investigating reports of a
village Captain colluding with
illegal foresters.
According to the
Agriculture Ministry, loggers
and saw millers from the
Wauna Land Development
Scheme explained that
several applications were
made to harvest logs from
available lands, but the
process was stalled due 'to
other applications made by
Amerindian communities for
title to the same lands.
It said Mr. Persaud urged
loggers and saw millers to form

an association and the Guyana
Forestry Commission will
explore the possibility of
allocating timber concessions to
reduce illegal logging and provide
for better monitoring.
In addition, the Guyana
Forestry Commission was
tasked with making available a
list of certified individuals and
Amerindian communities in the
region who will be eligible to
harvest and sell lumber. ,
The ministry said farmers
and residents within the
community were assured by
Persaud of the Ministry of
Agriculture's commitment to
provide assistance for the desired
agricultural activity suitable to
the area.
Persaud was accompanied
by Mr. Tasreef Khan, Deputy
Commissioner, Guyana
Forestry Commission and a
team of technical and regional
officers. ,


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Bv Luis Car io

"Science chases money and money chases its tail
and the best minds of my generation can't make bail
but the bacteria are coming to take us down, that's my prediction
it's the answer to this culture of the quick fix prescription"

Am DiFranco: Garden of Simple

IT'S that time of year again.
Right on cue, after the Oscars, it's the Naming of the Atlantic
Storms, better known to us locally as the precursor to the Carib-
bean Hurricane Season.
This year, Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gor-
don, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar,
Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie and William promise to be block-
busters, sure to keep our emergency services suitably entertained
and our people (hopefully) glued to their seats.
The naming also comes on cue for what is quickly becom-
ing a sad global tradition when, following the reports of the

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

UN[1] in 1990, 1995, 2001 and now in 2007, through.a mind
boggling act of prestidigitation and misdirection on the part
of the ubiquitous "THEY", the world finds itself at logger-
heads regarding global warming and its causes, conveniently
ignoring the fact that, whatever the pathology may be, the
symptoms are here, now.
Nowhere is this hijacking of the discourse more pathetic
.than in the Greater Caribbean where our ability to have an
effect on the cause, whether natural or anthropogenic, is neg-
ligible to say the least, but our economic, social and political
situation gives us the combined potential to rise to the chal-
lenge, if only we would look in the right direction, away from
the smoke and mirrors.
At some point very soon, we need to wake up to the fact that
even renowned nay sayers of man-made climate change, global warm-
ing and increase of storm activity, admit to the growing number
and intensity of hurricanes in the Atlantic/Caribbean.
Fortunately, there has been a growing tendency whereby
the grassroots level, the. scientific community and internal

(Please turn to page 11)

rtunity for trust

Seiween L

J.S. and Caribbean

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

(CARICOM) Heads of Gov-
ernment should put on the
agenda for their meeting in
June with U.S. President
George W. Bush,, U.S. non-
compliance with a World
Trade Organisation (WTO)
ruling in favour of Antigua
and Barbuda.
In 2003, the small Carib-
bean island of Antigua and
Barbuda won a landmark case
against the U.S. at the WTO
when a panel found that U.S.
domestic laws were not in con-
formity with its obligations un-
der the General Agreement of
Trade in prohibit-
ing the delivery of internet bet-
ting and gaming services into the
U.S. from Antigua.
Since then, the ruling in
favour of Antigua and Barbuda
was upheld at the appeal level,
and, at the end of March, the
Caribbean island obtained a
WTO,panel ruling that the U1.S.
has not complied with its direc-
CARICOM Heads of Gov-
ernment have indicated their
support for the merits of the
case presented by Antigua and
Barbuda against the United
States in the WTO on cross
border supply of services. In
the communique of their 2005
conference, they acknowledged
that "the case had implications
for the provision of services
across borders by CARICOM
Member States, and indeed all
members of the WTO" and they
expressed the view that "the
case was a pioneering one and
was instructive in many ways

on how small states could de-
fend their rights in the WTO".
In light of the U.S. non-:
compliance so far with the WTO
ruling, CARICOM Heads of
Government should seize the
opportunity of the meeting with
President Bush to raise directly,
with him the importance of U.S.
compliance not only in the in-
terest of Antigua and Barbuda
but because of the necessity to
preserve the integrity of the dis-
pute settlement process at the
Again, I declare an interest
in this matter because I was
Antigua and Barbuda's Ambas-
sador to the WTO when the
case was filed and won in 2003,
It is instructive that the U.S.,
governmlent- lodged complaints
against China with the WTO on
April 10.
The two complaints, an-
nounced by Susan Schwab, the
U.S. Trade Representative, re-
late to allegations of piracy of
American copyright goods and
barriers to the Chinese market
for.entertainment and business
The Chinese have denied
the U.S. allegation on copyright
stating that "the Chinese gov-
ernment has always been firm in
protecting intellectual prop-
The U.S. is facing a signifi-
cant trade deficit of $765.3 bil-
lion in 2006 and its trade imbal-
ance with China has climbed to
$232.5 billion, the highest level
recorded with a single country.
Therefore, the action it is tak-
ing against China is designed to
get redress for loss of govern-

ment revenues, loss of income
to U.S. businesses and threats
to U.S. employment.-
In every way, the losses that
the U.S. is protesting about to

the WTO in relation to China
are identical to the losses that
Antigua and Barbuda com-
plained about in relation to the
And, we can rest assured
that if a WTO panel finds in
favour of the U.S., the U.S.
government will move
swiftly to apply heavy tar-
iffs on Chinese imports if
China fails to comply with-,
the panel ruling.
The U.S. government can-
not have it both ways. It de-
stroys its own credibility and
weakens its own moral author-
ity when it ignores its obligation
to honour a WTO ruling in
favour of little Antigua and
I'arbuda, but runs to the same

WTO when it is unhappy with
its trade relations with giant
Caribbean leaders might
also indicate to President Bush
that, by continuing to hurt
Antigua and Barbuda through
the U.S. government's failure to
comply with the binding ruling
of an international body, the
U.S. loses influence in a region
where if is already concerned
about the sway of others such
as Venezuela and Cuba.
If the U.S. continues not to
comply, its action will be re-
garded throughout the region as'
nothing short of a demonstra-
tion of the power of big over
small. It will reinforce in the
minds of many the allegation of
U.S. imperialism and push the
Caribbean away from sympa-
thy for U.S. causes.
President Bush might also ,
be advised that if the U.S. ig-
nores a WTO panel ruling over
a dispute with a Caribbean
country, it calls into question
the advisability of.Caribbean
countries entering a bilateral
Free Trade Agreement with the
U.S. either bilaterally or through
a Free Trade Area of the Ameri-
cas (FTAA)., i
For, if the U.S. will not
sincerely honour a WTO ar-
bitration ruling, what guar-
antee is there that it won't do
the same in a'bilateral or
multilateral free trade agree-
ment with the Caribbean?
There is great need for the
establishment of trust in any
bargain, and the U.S. now
has a chance to show the Car-
ibbean that on trade matters
it will be faithful. (Responses



The Ministry of Health invites application for the vacant
Director of Planning.


poito of

A Master's Degree in Health Planning/Adminitrt- t, G- Nealmt
,.,iiountcs/tconomics or Health Services Studies or equivalent
qualifications, plus at least five (5) years relevant experience in the health


A Post-graduate Diploma in Health Planning/Management or Health
Economics or Development Management or Health Services Studies or
equivalent plus two (2) years experience as a Health Planner.

The salary for this post is $135,648 per month.

Interested persons are required to submit their applications not !a!er than
April 27, 2007 to ,.

Public Service Commission
Fort Street


1, The Ministry.of Labour, Human Services and Social Security invits suitable, qualified
Contractors to submit bids for the:

(a) Erection of Pure Water supply system to the Laundry of the Palms.
2 Tender document for the bve -n ha Nb Um..t `i i .i e viinist ry
l, .1a, 1uman Services and Social Secuity upon payment of non-refundable sum
of $2500.
3. Subnision of tender for this activity must be clearly marked on the top left-hand comer
in a sealed envelope; "Erection of Pure Water supply system to the Laundry of the

4. Each Tender must be accompanied by valid compliance certificates from Guyana
Revenue'Authority (GRA) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS)'and deposited in the
Ministerial Tender Box. Tenders without valid certificates will be disqualified.

5. Tenders must be addressed as stated below and submitted not later than 09:00 h on
April 27, 2007:

National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & I -,-- .-
-,,un otreets, Georgetown.
6. Tenderers or their representatives are invited to witness the opening of the bid
documents on May 2, 2007 at 09:00 h at the Ministry of Finance.

Permanent Secretary

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SUMAY CHRONICLE April 15, 2007 11

MY FIRST adult experience
with human touching was
when, as a therapist, I at-
tended a workshop for sensi-
tivity training.
We sat in a circle, eyes
closed and relaxed. There, was
no talking, except for the leader
giving his instructions.
In deafening silence, the
leader said to touch the hand
of the person on the right. I
I felt a bit of electricity
moving from my hand to that of
my neighbour. A little less elec-
tricity is what I received, but
nonetheless electrifying. I could
not explain it then.
One, perhaps, could explain
in physiological terms that it is
an aura, the electrical field that
surrounds living organisms.
These have been captured in
Kerlian photography. When a
part of a leaf is broken away and
a photograph taken of it, the
outline of the full leaf is still
The same has been said of
humans who die suddenly and
when the body and mind are not
completely separated the aura
hovers around the body.
Some have claimed simi-
lar experiences with -ghosts.
This is why ghosts have been
for generations represented
as an outline of the human
form. A popular one is a
form of a white sheet.
Casper, the friendly ghost, il-
lustrates this quite well.

A sceptic could say it was
a game, a passing fad, a form of
Are we not all members of
natural groups such as families?
Why join artificial ones?
Where did these groups
originate and where are they
going? For them these are
mere fads or men and women
with more curiosity and
nothing else.
There have been volumes of
hoaxes perpetrated in the name
of healing be they by priests,
televangelists, ghost busters,
obeah men or women, etc.
Too many have been
proven to be no more than
hoaxes, making sceptics of most
of us. Some are quite bizarre
and not believable from cur-
ing terminal cancer to crippling
It is quite possible that
there is mind over matter and
that healing, spiritual or psy-
chological, can occur because
the person generally and sin-
cerely believes that he can be
cured by the laying of hands,
by taking a tablet (a placebo)
or sugar pill. It is quite pos-
sible that in the future more
will be said, research written
and more light thrown on'the
These groups or individuals
with a positive attitude are open
to suggestions; they see the
glass as half full and not half
If one lives for the moment

enjoying its existence, one be-
gins to see others in a positive
light. Love prevails over hate,
rewards advances ahead of pun-
ishment. Our inhibitions are
thrown to the wind; we become
natural, our potential for growth
increases. '
If one is a believer many
things are possible. Such indi-
viduals have a greater degree of
self-awareness. Their destina-
tion is infancy with the self;
trust and awareness of why.
they behave as they do.
They are frequently ex-
horted to get in touch with
themselves, "live in the here and
now". These individuals con-
nect with their deepest emo-
tions; some use props and gad-
gets, support or groups; others
use only the mind and'mere si-
Encounter Groups or T
groups are instruments of such
touching and healing.
Endocrinologist and New
Age guru, Dr. Deepak Chopra,
reported a research where two
groups of premature babies
were investigated to find out the
effects of touching. One group
(the control) was given the regu-
lar feeding tubes and medical at-
Another group got the
same except that the experi-
mental group was touched,
feet and arms gently rubbed
each day for several weeks.
The long-term effect of the
latter group indicated better

Guyana Revenue Authority
"Your partner in Development"

The Guyana Revenue Authority, Customs & Trade Administration has for sale by way of closed
bids, the following seized goods.

General Description

Red Bull Energy Drink
Heineken Beers (Holland)
Grey Goose Vodka
Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky
Tequila Jose Cuervo
Bailey's Cream Liqueur
Hennessey Cognac
Budweiser Beers
Absolut Vodka
Absolut Vodka
Absolut Vodka



24 x 250 ml
24 x 250 ml
6 x 1 Lt
12 x 1 Lt
12 x 1000 ml
12 x 750 ml
12 x 70 cl
24 x 250 ml
12x1 Lt
24 x 375 ml
6 x 1.75 Lt

365 cases
4474 cases
37 cases 3 bottles
55 cases
19 cases
7 cases
19 cases 3 bottles
6 cases
331 cases 35 bottles
10 cases
27 cases

Bid forms can be uplifted from the enquiries desk at Customs House from Friday April 13, 2007.

Sealed bids should be addressed to the Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority, and
clearly labeled Bid for seized goods.

Bids must be sealed and dropped in a marked box provided at The Guyana Revenue Authority
Secretariat, 357 Lamaha & East Streets, Georgetown, no later than Friday April 20, 2007.

All goods are being sold on an "As is, where is basis" and the Commissioner-General has the right
to refuse any or all bids.

Khurshid Sattaur

mental and physical develop-
The term "laying of
hands" may evoke mixed feel-
ings. One is where Jesus or

his apostles performed
miracles by laying of hands.
"...whom they set beforeathe
apostles; and when they had
prayed, they laid hands on
them". (Acts 6.0.6).
Another is the preacher and
televangelists who supposedly
cured the sick by touching their
heads or faces.
The latter instances are
associated with names such
as Baker (Tammy and
Faye) and have brought
notoriety to the "laying of

Laying of hands

- peak experience

Digicel is looking for suitable applicants to fill the following vacancy:

Roaming Coordinator

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as Internal and External point of contact on roaming'related enquires
for the Digicel Network.
Coordinate internal and external efforts to launch roaming with partners.
Prospect defined operators for roaming agreements.
Support testing processes conducted by Technical E Billing Teams.
Handle all daily operational matters from operators / roamers
Support internal teams with external information, and vice versa.
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Suitable applicants are invited to forward typed applications,
inclusive of detailed curriculum vitae and contact details of two
referees, no later than Friday April 20, 2007.

Please e-mail all applications to


Only short listed applications will be acknowledged.

(From page 10)

tional organizations have found common ground in the
need for policy-relevant information that sidesteps the
Byzantine debate on causality in order to address the real
threats faced by real people in harm's way due to climate
At the heart of the debate is the need for humans and their
settlements, particularly in the developing world, to adapt to
circumstances over which we have so little short-term con-
trol. Carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere for decades and
oceans store heat for centuries, so regardless of the cuts in
greenhouse-gas emissions, previous emissions will keep the
Earth toasty for quite a while.
Even if emissions were to stop before this comes to press,
it is believed that temperatures will keep rising, and all the
impacts will continue to add up for some time.
Though such statements would certainly have had anyone
tarred and feathered as a sell-out only a few years ago, there
is growing acceptance for the need to assess scientific, techni-
cal, environmental, economic and social aspects of the vulner-
ability (sensitivity and adaptability) to climate change, as well
as options for adaptation.
Adaptation, then, should continue to gain ground in our
efforts to conceptualise and face climate change. Human and
natural systems will inevitably adapt on their own to some
degree, but planned adaptation can supplement autonomous
adaptation in a way that enhances maximum benefit, bearing
in mind that some pundits now go as far as to speak of the
potential boon of climate change to certain regions which adapt
According to Roger Jones, a co-author of the IPCC report:
'Adaptation to climate change is now inevitable; the only ques-
tion is whether it will be by plan or by chaos."
[1] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
made up of 2,000 scientists from around the globe.

(** Mr. Luis Carpio is the Director of Transport and
Natural Disasters of the Association of Caribbean States. The
views expressed are not necessarily the official views of the
ACS. Feedback can be sent to:


Courts hosts cooking show

COOKING SHOW: Chef Stowell Richmond in the 'Dream Kitchen' at Courts yesterday.
(Delano Williams photo)

AGENCY is seeking an experienced Decentralization
Consultant. This Consultant will focus on actively participating
in an assessment in Guyana. The successful candidate will be
responsible for drafts, redrafts and a final version of the
thematic Decentralization chapter, in accordance with the
requirements and timeline set out by the project team.

Essential Qualifications: Advance Degree in public sector
management, political science, international development or
other relevant field (Master's level); Minimum 10 years
experience working on governance issues with a focus on
decentralization in a developing country; Minimum 3 years
experience working in Guyana on decentralization issues;
past experience working with CIDA an asset, and; Excellent
oral and written command of the English language.

Starting Salary: Competitive

Terms of reference outiin,; requirern nts and conditions of

employment are available

on request at 227-2081.

The closing date for applications is 1 prm on Wednesday,
April 25, 2007. Interested persons should send their
curriculum vitae, three references, and requested daily fee
rate to:

Decentralization Consultant
High Commission of Canada
High and Young Streets, Ceorgetown
P.O. Box 088,3

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" T C 7.Y T... -' ,. FO R.

COURTS Guyana Inc.
yesterday hosted its first
cooking show with famous
Chef Stowell Richmond at its
Main Street, Georgetown
Mr. Stowell, the company
said, is well-known for his
fabulous 'steamed fish' and
'celery rice'.
The chef cooked the meals
in the 'Dream Kitchen' in the
Furniture Department of the
He shared his cooking
secrets with those who turned
up and demonstrate how to
make everyday cooking
easier by using simple
gadgets available at any
Courts store.
Customers were given a
demonstration of how to use
the small domestic appliances
during the cooking show and a
sample of the meals prepared to
Courts Marketing Manager,
Ms. Molly Hassan said the
firm is this month showcasing
white goods small domestic
appliances such as the electrical
knife, slow cooker, steamer,
Hamilton Beach Grill, the
Premium Percolator and Mini
She added that those who
buy any small domestic
appliance or make a purchase
of $5,000 and over at Courts
have a chance of winning a
dream kitchen.

By Lindsay Beck and Ben
BEIJING, (Reuters) The
United States is willing to
give North Korea a few more
days to meet its commitments
after Pyongyang appeared to
miss a deadline yesterday to
shut down a nuclear reactor,
a senior U.S. official said.
Under a Feb. 13 multilateral
deal, Pyongyang agreed to shut
down its Soviet-era Yongbyon
plant within 60 days but it
seems it has not made good on
that pledge because of millions
of dollars frozen in North Ko-
rean accounts at a Macau bank.
North Korea has insisted
the money be freed before it
will comply with the agreement
but the United States has said
the funds have been unblocked
and should no longer be an is-
"Our patience is not in-
finite ... but we feel that given
that the kind of unexpected
complexities that did arise in
connection with some of the
banking issues that it's prob-
ably prudent to give this thing
a few more days," a senior
U.S. official who asked not to
be identified told reporters.


N a m

tie nuclea

North Korea said on Friday
it would soon check whether it
could access about $25 million
in the accounts at Macau's
Banco Delta Asia, which were
frozen after the United Staittes
said it suspected the bank of be-
ing involved in money launder-
Pyongyang, which con-
ducted its first nuclear test in
October, also said it remained
committed to carry out the Feb.
13 denuclearisation agreement
"and will also move" when the
money in the Macau bank was
"It is time now for the
DPRK to make its move so that
all of us can move forward," the.
U.S. State Department said in a
written statement, referring to
the country by its official name,
the Democratic People's Re-
public of Korea.
The statement said North
Korea must immediately invite
back International Atomic Eri-
ergy Agency nuclear inspectors
and begin shutting down
Yongbyon to get energy.aid
promised under the Feb. 13
"It remains for the DPRK
... to realise fully its commit-
ments .... by inviting back the
IAEA immediately to begin
shutting and sealing the
Yongbyon nuclear facility,"
State Department spokesman
Sean McCormack said in the
McCormack said that
would allow other nations to
provide .North Korea with the
equivalent of 50,000 tonnes of
heavy fuel oil as promised un-
der the agreement among the
two Koreas, China, Japan, Rus-
sia and the United States.
That deal called for it to
shut down the Yongbyon plant
by yesterday as a first step to-
ward ending its nuclear
Tt was unclear whether
North Korea had to complete
shutting down the reactor to get
the fuel oil or if simply starting
the process might yield the en-
ergy payoff.
North Korea's apparent
failure to meet the deadline
exposes the Bush administra-
tion to criticism, particularly
from fellow conservatives,
that it has been
outmanoeuvred by
"The Chinese wanted us to
show some patience for a couple
of more days. There's a sense
that the communication lines are
open and the North Koreans
understand the fact that these
accounts are accessible to
them," Assistant Secretary of
State Chris Hill said before the
U.S. statement was issued.
The top U.S. negotiator
with North Korea also said he
hoped for a restumplion of six-
party talks by the end of tlie
Hill said there had been
a big diplomatic push to end
the crisis. "We'd like to see
a similar level of effort from
the DIPRK a level of effort
that, frankly, \we haven't been
seeing." Hill said.


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Diamond Diagnostic

Centre to be

commissioned next


Minister Rainsarran
MINISTER within the NMinislry. of Health. Dr. Bheri
Ramsarran has announced that the new state-of-the-art di-
agnostic and treatment centre at Diamond, East Bank
Demerara mill be commissioned by mid-May.
1 am hoping to gise the people of Guyana an Indepen-
dence present, so we wvill be coninussionmng the Diamond Cen-
ute holrdy before the big Independence celebration, of our coun-
tr.'" Ramsartan said
Flea\i pieces of equipment such as the X-Ray machine
are being instiled at the centre
The dornitiorl facijhti within the cenue i1 already\ iccu-
pied b 27 Cuban medical pruf--ti>onal- who %i ill man the cen-
Ramrarran said ihe other centre- t loic atd Suddie. Region
Two. Leon.:ra, Region Three and Nlahatcr'n,. Region Fu:,r arv
aJniosl completed while the dormiutor, Iacilities for the Cuban
medical personnel who x ill be ,iperatiria thcse centres ha' e been
conipleted and will be furnished 'hhunli
The minister explained that equipment l haned io the
Ge.:orgeioni. Public Hopnital C,.rporT iin iGPHCI during their
Cricket \Vorld Cup iC\Ci mat.hes in Guiana are noi,. being
renimted and in'ialled it the Diamniord (cinre
The equipment t as temp,-irili, dLplo',cd i.i outfit a 'pc-
cial emergency factili at the GPHC t10 ,,uppnrt C(\\ C acii-
O(er the Easter %weekend. specialized pieces of equipment.
including elecrmcl panels lor the ,ur.ical aninn at the Diam'ni.1
Centre. ".ere received from Cuba and s'e\erdi other pieces tue
expected within to weeks.
Dunng President Bharrat Jazdei, sisit to Cuba in Febru-
an .last year. it wa agreed Ihat the Gumana Go'ernment wsill
purchja.e L'S$I.2M1 worth ofl equipment to furrush four diag-
noitic and treatment centre thlii un)uld be set up b. the Cu-
The Cuban G,-.'ernment w\..uld pr, idc 27 speciali-i; .ind
technicians fr each of the four centres o er a ft e-, ear period
The centre, v. *il after a ran.gc ,', (er ki,,s such a lahura-
orr, iiieniiae care h-emit..'lo-., .-ra.t and ultra-,olund .All
ihie centres will ha\e the cjpacwi, to conduct urgeries
The eqiahL.hniitn il these centre- v Ill pr' .ide qualii er-e-
ice'- [o the region, and % ill reduce ihe load from th&GPHC.
Services will be free and will be offered 24 hours daily,
with guaranteed comprehensive medical care for patients.


Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation

Centre opens day care

THE Plolems Reid Rehabili-
talion Centre in Georgelo" n
has opened the first and onli
dai care centre for disabled
children whichh can hold
about 311.
MNI Bihi Jblaneel Hack.
%\hi head, the taL ili,. aiid the
thought fla d J\ care for di-
abled children Cj.ine alter per-
sonis enquired aboui ut'uch ler-
'.ce, and It \ "s reo.lnilended
at the centre la.Ii rctre.ia ih.i
it be e.hib .hle.J
H-,ck ilti a riiup
.l IInti', rilt', ':'1 G u,.in ni medi-
cal -lud,_it .I r ,, .-re .ii lic
centre earlier in the \eafr workeded
on the proicci bV, di-.tibumiiie
que .lionnairrc'. .c'king the
,.e.. e initembL-er' ',: the pub-
I l: n-on % ie 1 1her tiI. [plan \- ..P,
-.,rtnh iiip1l,:-n i riirIn,
"The end result found
Ihat there \as a need for
such a centre and %e haie
since rt-located our si\
residents from the bIo)s'
dormilori and placed them
in the girls' dormitory [he
bos" dormitory' has been
transformed into the day
care centre," she said.
The centre has a full
complement of staff ready and
able to offer care and support
for these disabled children.
Hack said, too, that this ser-
vice is only being offered to
parents who have disabled chil-

ie lh c r se vcs to ae*im cres ed6 at J AI

THE Ministry of Health is
now moving to strengthen
health care support services
at the Cheddi Jagan Interna-
tional Airport (CJIA) follow-
ing requests by the airport
authorities after the success-
ful performance of the
health team deployed there
during the Cricket World
Cup (CWC) games in
Minister within the Min-
istry of Health, Dr. Bheri
Ramsarran, said the ministry
has responded positively to
this request and the presence
of health personnel and ser-
vices at the CJIA wilLbe in-
The minister lauded the ef-
forts by the medex personnel
and doctors who served at the
Timehri Emergency Health Post
during CWC matches. He said
their work contributed signifi-
cantly to the image of the air-
An outgoing passenger had
collapsed at the airport and due
to the effectiveness of the
team, the patient was success-
fully treated before being sent
to the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation (GPHC)
where he is recovering,
Ramsarran said.
The Ministry of Health
will continue to provide ac-

into operation soon,
Guyanese will be able to ac-
quire health care as never be-

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dren. '-ince there are numerous.
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portn or children in normal cir-
Ihe l.eiiire i, catering hui
1>, inc ime tnlai ilie ., h a.rc- ie-
quired ito pa%\ $1 (ill per onilth
ti' co. r incJiental e\pen;'e,
"\%e can handle all kinds
of disability e\cepl those 'er3
h.peracliie t3pes and all "e
are asking is that the parents
or guardians be on time to
pick up these children. %\e
are also asking parents when
the\ bring their child to tell
us if he/she suffers from an
allergy or other problems."
she said.
The centre. Hack 'aid.
"ill provide meals. care and
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persons "ho are interet-ted in

the ser' ices offered are asked
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Georgetown. (GOVERN-

A 12 week course commencing @ 5pm Thurs,
26th April and continues to Thurs, 19th July 2007

Twice weekly: Thursdays 5 7pm & Saturdays 2- 4pm

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We N Care

1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following services and
t,, :. .it tme Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation: -

a) Maintenance services f, ,, i- Mortuary Ffriyei ,:on System
b) Extension of the Mortuary
c) Installation of Perkins Generator and Associated Hardware (North Block)
d) Security Services
e) Dietary Items

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

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the
Georgetown Public Hospital Co'i:rpf itinr, New Market Street, from 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs
Monday to Friday upon payment of a -ion-1 efuridable 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 8th May 2007. Tenders will be opened immediately after the
closing period.

Tenders for item e 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 17th April 2007. Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing period.

Tenders or their representatives are invited to attend each of these openings.

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

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

Please note the Date of Opening of the various Tenders.

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer.


Adl//9rn7 o' o) DM

European nations pile

pressure on Wolfowitz

By Lesley Wroughton

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
European countries yesterday
piled pressure on World Bank
President Paul Wolfowitz
over a scandal involving a pro-
motion for his girlfriend, with
Britain saying it had dam-
aged the bank and Germany
questioning whether he still
had the credibility to lead the
But African ministers came
out in support of him, with
Liberia calling him a "visionary"
and Mauritius saying he had
done a good job.
The scandal has overshad-
owed the meetings of the World
.Bank and International Mon-
etary Fund, one of the few oc-
casions where rich and develop-
ing nations can discuss common
Wolfowitz has apologised
for his handling of the high-

paying promotion of his girl-
friend,-Shaha Riza, who was as-
signed for the bank to the State
Department to avoid any pos-
sible conflict of interest.
"While this whole business
has damaged the bank and
should not 'have happened, we
should respect the board's pro-
cess," British development min-
ister Hilary Benn said in a state-
"I am sure these views will
be shared by other governors
who will also be considering
their responses."
German development minis-
ter Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul
said it was important
Wolfowitz's actions did not
compromise the moral authority
of the institution, which spends
around $25 billion annually to
fight poverty in poor countries.
"He himself has to decide
whether he still has the credibil-
ity to represent the position of

the World Bank," she told

While bank member coun-
tries cautioned not to judge
Wolfowitz until a closer exami-
nation by the bank's board of
the issue is completed, bank
staff and development groups
stepped up questions over What
they called his "double stan-
dards" on governance and fight-
ing corruption.
Alison Cave, who heads the
bank's staff association, which
last week demanded Wolfowitz
explain himself, said the repu-
tation of the bank had been
damaged and it was up to the
bank's shareholders to act to
safeguard the credibility, and ef-
fectiveness of ihe bank in the
developing world.
"How can we go out and tell
governments what to do ... say-
ing one thing and doing an-


The main duties and responsibilities of the job are:
proactively maintain and support the IT infrastructure (system) at post
provide a focal point at post for users on all IT related queries
provide first line support on the IT system
help ensure maximum availability of the system & services by closely monitoring
system performance and resolving IT problems.
help ensure the security of the system and'ensure that any potential breaches of
security are reported and investigated.
undertaking basic training of new staff(and training on specific applications for
existing staff when required)

Skills required
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Closing date for applications is 24 April, 2007

Please send your written applications, clearly stating on the envelope
'IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, together with two references and -Police
Clearance to : Management Officer
British High Commission
44 Main Street
Georgetown, Guyana ,.

The British High Commission is an equal opportunity employee: Applications are
welcomed finom all parts of the community and we actively encourage interest fiom
women, ethnic minority groups and those with disability. Selection is on merit.

other?" she told Reuters.
The scandal has revived an-
tagonism over Wolfowitz's ap-
pointment to the World Bank in
mid-2005 by the U.S. adminis-
tration and lingering resentment

over his role in the U.S. inva-
sion of Iraq while he was
deputy defence secretary.
The White House on Fri-
day came to Wolfowitz's de-
fence, saying President George
W. Bush had full confidence in
Speaking in Washington,
African ministers said
Wolfowitz had played a key

role in promoting development
in Africa.
'"We have seen visionary
leadership and steadfast
progress under Mr. Wolfowitz,"
said Antoinette Sayeh, finance
minister of Liberia and a former
World Bank official. "He has
certainly championed Africa's
cause in the two years of his
Others like Zambia's Fi-
nance Minister N'Gandu
Magande said they would stand
by any decision made on
Wolfowitz's future.
"We think he has done a
good job," said Rama Sithanen,
the deputy prime minister and
finance minister of Mauritius.

As the scandal threatened to
dominate the meeting, finance
ministers welcomed the broad-
based expansion of the world
economy but cautioned that
risks, including a sharper than
expected slowdown in the U.S.
economy, had to be monitored.
. The United States, China,
Japan, Saudi Arabia and Euro-

pean nations pledged to idaiess
distortions in the global
economy that have led to large
U.S. deficits, as opposed to
massive surpluses in Asia and in
oil producing countries.
The IMF has warned if the
imbalances unwind in a disor-
derly way, it could trigger a re-
The five countries promised
to implement an inventory of
existing plans to reduce the gap-
ing shortfall in the United
States, introduce growth-en-
hancing reforms in the euro area
and Japan, improve investment
in oil producing countries like
Saudi Arabia and cut China's
heavy reliance on exports.
Among the commitments,
Beijing promised to gradu-
ally increase the flexibility of
its currency, which should
ease tensions in Washington
where many lawmakers say
China is deliberately sup-
pressing the value of its cur-
rency, the renminbi, to keep
its exports cheap. (Additional
reporting by Gernot Heller,
Emily Kaiser, David




The Bank of Guyana hereby invites suitably qualified contractors to tender for the
removal and replacement of four (4) air-conditioned units at the Bank of Guyana building
situated at 1 Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana.

Tender documents relative to the above may be obtained from the Maintenance
Engineer 11 (ag), Maintenance and Security Department during normal working hours.

Tenderers are required to submit their bids with the following:

(1) Avalid certificate of compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority.
(2) A valid certificate of compliance from the National Insurance Scheme.

Tenders must be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked "Tender for Air
Conditioning Works". All tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box on the eastern
lobby.of the 3rd floor of the Bank of Guyana Building no later than 14:00 hours on
April 25, 2007.

The Tender should be addressed to

Bank of Guyana
1 Avenue of the Republic

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Global warming activists

urge U.S. emissions cuts

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
WASHINGTON, (Reulers) Global warming activists
formed a "human postcard" on Capitol Hill, dove to a coral
reef off Key West and fanned out across Manhattan's fi-
nancial district yesterday to call for cuts in greenhouse
gas emissions that fuel climate change.
More than 1,400 events in all 50 states were part of the
Step It Up campaign, all with the aim of urging the U.S. Con-
gress to reduce heat-trapping carbon emissions by 80 per cent
by 2050.
As a prelude to U.S. Earth Day on April 22, the day of
climate action drew hundreds of people to Capitol Hill, where
they formed the slogan "80 per cent by 2050" and were pho-
tographed from above for a human postcard to be sent to mem-
bers of Congress.
In New York City, about 1,200 people gathered at the tip
of Manhattan for a rally and then spread out in a line across
the city's low-lying financial district.
The so-called Sea of People demonstration, in which many
participants wore blue and brought such props as scuba equip-
ment and beach balls, was meant to delineate the part of the
city that would be submerged if half of the Greenland ice sheet
melted, said organiser Ben Jervey.
"I've been concerned with climate issues for a long time
and the approach of this action distributed activism around
the country ... to send a message directly to senators and rep-
resentatives that we need to cut carbon emissions it's a much
better approach to citizen action," Jervey said in a telephone
In Florida, scuba divers ventured to Sand Key Reef, one of
the world's most endangered living coral barrier reefs. In pho-
tographs posted on the campaign's Web site, http://, the divers were shown carrying signs read-
ing "Step it up, Congress! 80% by 2050" and "It's getting hot
down here! !"
Environmentalist Bill McKibben, author of the 1989 book
on global warming, "The End of Nature," and others at
Middlebury College in Vermont came up with the grass-roots
In a telephone interview after he addressed the New York
City event, McKibben said he looked forward to further ac-
"Now the real battle is to see if Congress is ever going to
do anything about climate change. They've literally done noth-
ing for 20 years," he said. "They need to act pretty ambitiously
if they're going to have any hope of dealing with the science of
the situation."
McKibben said he was scheduled to testify Tuesday be-
fore a congressional panel about climate change and yesterday's
The United States is the biggest source of greenhouse gas
emissions, followed by China.
Other demonstrations included a ski trip by 13 activists
and two dogs to the snow-covered summit of Whiteface Moun-
tain in New York state's Adirondack range.
"A lot of people enjoy skiing and snowshoeing in the win-
ter in the Adirondacks, and these are activities that are threat-
ened by global warming," said Phil Brown, editor of Adirondack
Explorer magazine, who participated. "
In Madison, Wisconsin, about 200 people marched from
the University of Wisconsin campus to the state capitol. They
carried signs reading "Clean air not polluted power" and "Act
now Go green" while chanting "two, four, six, eight, cut the
carbon we can't wait."
Also planned were a hike to the "Hollywood" sign over-
looking Los Angeles and a four-day trip by ski mountain-
eers that was to include a descent of the shrinking
Dinwoody Glacier in Wyoming. (Additional reporting by
Matt Dolbey in Madison, Wisconsin)

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the move

By Shirley Th&nas likely to auger well for
Laparkan's money transfer ser-
CHAIRMAN and Chief Ex- vice.

ecutive Officer of Laparkan
Holdings Limited, Mr. Glen
Khan, has said that his com-
pany, which started business,
24 years ago as a mere per-.
sonal effects operation, is
growing from strength to
The entity now has more
than 1,000 employees, has come
to be a phenomenal brand-name
in New York and the Caribbean,
and is well on course towards
setting up offices strategically
worldwide, he said.
And apart from making a big
impact internationally with its
air and sea cargo business, Khan
said Laparkan is now poised to
become the biggest money trans-
fer facility in Guyana.
Reporting on progress by
the company, and unveiling
plans for its future development
at a recent cocktail and customer
appreciation night at the
Georgetown Club, Khan af-
firmed: "I will say to you that
we will claim our place in
Guyana as the largest money
transmitter, into Guyana."
Noting that Prime Minister
of Barbados Owen Arthur an-
nounced in his budget speech
that exchange controls will no
longer be applied in that coun-
try, Khan speculated that with
more than 30,000 Guyanese on
the island, this development is

He said that, in terms of
technology, Laparkan is working
with First Global which will
provide the necessary state-of-
the-art technology for its money
transfer service.
He said that in New York
Laparkan has one of the best in-
frastructure of which he is al-
ways proud.
In New York alone, he said,
the company has eight offices,
along with a Personal Effects of-
fice in New Jersey, working as-
siduously on consolidating its air
cargo operations and expanding
the network.
He said that even though
the company faced some diffi-
culties during last year, due to
breakdowns experienced with
the DC10 operations used by its
service provider for its air cargo,
they were able to take the bull
by the horns, and by the end of
the year, Laparkan had moved
some 12 million pounds of air
Warehouse facilities in
Miami which were initially
inadequate were considerably
expanded. The current facil-
ity now boasts 28,000 sq. ft.,
with plans to add another
20,000 sq ft. of both ware-
house and office space within
the next year. The air cargo
operations in the United
States will be moved to Miami

- Chairman

International Airport, he said,
with a view to better serving
its clients.
Khan said Laparkan has
contracted the best technology
for its freight system which will
be fully articulated by mid 2007.
And touching on the.
Americas, he reported that his
company is working hard and
expanding its network. "We
have just opened an office in
Panama", he said, adding that
this is to be seen as a gateway
into Central America.
He alluded to the
company's recent signing of a
deal with the Dominican Repub-
lic Post Office, which is ex-
.pected to put Laparkan in a po-
sition to make a breakthrough
into Hispanic and Spanish speak-
ing markets.
He said the company is
also in the process of tying up a
relationship with the post office
in Trinidad.
Khan has high hopes for
Laparkan's future prospects in
the Central America and opti-
mistically stated: "As we move
into Central America with a large
market, and as we improve our
service, we believe that we will
do extremely well."
He said even though
Laparkan is in some of the small-
est markets in the world, it is

constantly devising strategies to
break through into the larger
To this end, it has now
joined the World Cargo Alliance
(WCA) which:has 2,000 odd
members and which gives them
-the opportunity to service cus-
tomers worldwide.
But even at this level, he
promised, "We will never ever
forget our grass roots support
from Guyanese."
"We (the private sector)
have the responsibility towards
our brothers who are not as well
He urged the private sec-
tor to work with the
Guyanese community to see
how best they can move them
He alluded to recent busi-
ness contacts with Brazil and
-trips to Roraima state, Boa
Vista, Manaus and Belem prin-
cipally to service the south of
Noting that Guyana offers
a tremendous opportunity to
further create a gateway into the
Caribbean and North America
for Brazil, he said he sees
Guyana benefiting enormously
from the international business
He urged members of the
private sector to visit Brazil -

whether as an organised team or
And pointing to Brazil's
plans for the construction of a
paved roadway to Guyana,
Khan surmised that the con-
struction of a railway link will
cut transport costs by some 50
per cent.
He said Laparkan sees as
crucial, putting down logistical
infrastructure which ultimately
will help farmers with their mar-
keting and it is expending much
in this area.
Therefore, unveiling
plans for strategic alliances
with sister Caribbean coun-
tries, Khan told of what's in
the pipeline for airport devel-
opment in Trinidad.
He said Laparkan's inten-
tion is to position an all-cargo
aircraft there to support the
transport of fruits, vegetables
and seafood around the Carib-
"We will be occupying
space at the former BWIA air
terminal, at the old Piarco Air-
port, and will have one of the
best air cargo warehousing facili-
The Laparkan Chairman
is of the view that there are
tremendous opportunities for
Guyanese to do well, since
Guyanese are remarkable in
their entrepreneurial skills,
both at home and internation-
He therefore pledged to do

whatever it takes to ensure that
Guyana moves forward and gains
ground in entrepreneurial devel-
"Our intention is to sup-
port you the Guyanese import-
ers and exporters with the op-
portunity to be able to ship
your stuff in a timely manner,"
he stated.
And commenting on what's
being done at the local level he
said Laparkan will further de-
velop the popular Fogarty's de-
partment store and expand its
retail network to provide ser-
vices to the community at large.
GUYNIC will pursue its
phenomenal formula for barging
that will see it bursting open the
interior, he projected. Fabrica-
tion skills will be developed in
the process, providing further
development for Guyanese, he
In addition, Khan said, the
company already has the -con-
tract to move cement from Bar-
bados and Trinidad into
Guyana, and is working with
partners to make that
programme a reality.
Adding that he is very
committed to Guyana, Khan
said the Guyanese people pro-
vide him with inspiration, and
since Laparkan wants all
Guyanese businesses to be
successful, management's fo-
cus will forever be to help
them build their businesses
and be stronger.

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January 25th: Winners of the GBTI VISA
Travel Classic Card "Win A Trip" Promotion, along
with officials of the Bank, after receiving their prizes.

Mr ued iSasdss, M of our Lethem

February 23rd: Presentation of trophy for Best Float
to member of the Lethem Tabatinga contingent by
Mr. Surendra Samdass, Manager of our Lethem
Branch, on Mashramani Day.

March 24th: Staff of our Anna Regina Branch repaint
the pedestrian crossing at C. V. Nunes Primary School,
along with another located near the
Taymouth Manor Primary School.

February 16th: Mrs. Dahana Ramjist, Marketing and
Public Relations Officer of the Bank, presents a Food
Processor, on behalf of our Water Street Branch to
Mr. George Gomes, Headmaster of the St. Winifrede 's
Secondary School.

March 22nd.: Visitors to the Booth hosted by our Anna
Regina Branch at the 7th Annual Career Fair held at
the Johanna Cecelia Community High School.


March 29th: Students and a teacher of the Mc Kenzie
High School, Linden along with officials of the Bank
during an educational tour of our Water Street Branch.

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n s 7 and Financial Statements for the Year ended 31 December 2006



We have audited the financial statements of The Now Building Society Limited. These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Society's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those Standards require that we plan and
perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An
audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as
evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
We have inspected the mortgage deeds, transports and other securities and title deeds and found them to be in order.
In our opinion, the financial statements, which have been prepared under the historical cost convention, modified by the
valuation of freehold land and buildings, give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Society at 31 December 2006,
and of the results of its operations and its cash flow for the year ended 31 December. 2006 in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards and the New Building Society Act.

16 March 2007


Cash resource


es 1,795,711

Property, plant and equipment
Other assets

Investors' balances
Other liabilities
Retirement benefit plan deficit




31,463,142 28,811,699

27,278,197 25,004,799
99,459 117,376
97,422 1,04,302
3.988,064 3.585.222

31,463,142 28,811,699

The Board of Directors approved these financial statements for issue on 12 March 2007.

................................. M. M. Me Doom S. C. CHAIRMAN

... .......Dr. N. K. Gopaul VICE-CHAIRMAN

...... .......... ..-:..... M. L. Arjoon DIRECTOR / SECRETARY

Interest Income

Loan assets
Cash resources




Net profit for the year
Revaluation of land and buildings

| Total Recognised Income For The Year
i ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .





402,842 409,074


Operating Activities
Net profit for the year 402,842

Adjustments lor:
Provision for losses on loan assets
Utilization of provision for losses on loan assets
Movement in retirement benefit plan liability
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

* Operating income before changes in operating assets
and liabilities

Loan advances net of repayments
(Increase) / decrease in other assets
Receipts from investors net of withdrawals
(Decrease) /increase in other liabilities

Net Cash Inflow Operating Activities

Investing Activities

Purchases of property, plant and equipment
Additions to investments
Redemptions of investments
Net (increase) / decrease in restricted cash \
resources and fixed deposits
Proceeds of sale of property, plant and equipment

. Net Cash Outflow Investing Activities

Net Movement in Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and Cash Equivalents as
at beginning of year

Cash and Cash Equivalents as
\ at end of year





416,164' 406.773

(1.701,318) (1,447,201)
(10,450) 2.415
2,273,398 2,497.847
(17,917) 36,533

959,877 1.496.367

(78,431) (46,614)
(13.001,965) (11,946,959)
12,422.000 10,250,000

(277,238) 333,844
22 307

(935,612) (1,409,422)

24,265 86.945

244,208 157.263

2V8.473 244.208
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Interest Expense
Five dollar shares
Save and prosper shares

Net Interest Income
Other Income
Fee and commission income
Gain on exchange
Other operating income

Total Net Income
Operating Expenses
Provision for losses on loan assets
General administrative expenses
Other expenses

Net Profit For The Year

1,767,266 1.775,101

(431.661) (406,891)
(612.466) (616,636)
(16.237) (14,495)

(1,060,364) (1.038.022)

706,902 737,079

6,648 7.599
63,160 9,736
4,367 4,029

781,077 758,443

(9.339) (16,489)
(305,076) (285.753)
(27,084) (26.363)
(36,736) (65,165)

402.842 364.673
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SM. M. Mc Doom S. C. '
Dr. N. K. Gopaul
L. O. Rockcliffe
S. G. Bovell
D. A. Yhann
S. Narine
M. L. Arjoon

M. L. Arjoon
.N. Mohamed
K. Vincent
M. Majeed
K. Baldco
A. Beharry
T. Persaud (Ms.)
A. Kishun
K. Macklingam
I. Samad
R. Persaud
A. Raiaram


Assistant Secretary
Operations Manager
IT Systems Administrator
Assistant Mortgage Manager
Branch Manager New Amsterdam
Sub-Branch Manager Mackenzie
Sub-Branch Manager Rosignol
Sub-Branch Manager Corriverton
Sub-Branch Manager Rosehall
Sub-Branch Manager Essequibo
Internal Audit Manager


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Channel 46 18:00 h Guysuco Round- Up 18:10 h Sports (Repeat)
18:30 h Kala Milan 18:15 h The Lord's Challenge 23:55 h News
0800 h -Fashion TV 19:00 h Close Up 18:30 h Church Calling
08:30 h Sanford'& Son 19:30 h Grow with IPED 19:00 h Salute to Senior
09:00 h Movie 20:35 h In Style Citizens .98.1 Hot FM
12:00 h Football 21:00 h Highlights West 20:00 h Bible Reading
14:00 h-Travelers Extreme Live Indies vs Sri Lanka 20:30 h Death & Messages 06:00 h Sunday Kind of Love
15:00 h Movie 22:00 h NCN Week in 20:05 h Answers with Rocky
17:00 h Movie Review 20:55 h Scripture Songs 10:00 h Music from the Heart
19:00 h- Oldies are Goldies Live 23:00 h Movie 21:00 h Holiness Hour with Frederick
20:00 h Khan's Family Time 21:30 h Guyoil on the Move 13:00 h GT&T Top 40
20:30 h Sports VOG 22:00 h Mining in Focus Countdown
22:30 h Concert Hall 18:00 h Basil P. Show
NCN INC. CHANNEL 11 08:00 h Christ is the Answer 23:30 h Death & Messages 22:00 h- Oldies are Goldies
08:30 h Message for the
01:00 h Late Nite with GINA Hour
03:00 h Movie 09:00 h Full Gospel Hour
05:00 h Mystery of the Body 09:30 h ICC/CWC Super 8
05:30 h Newtown Gospel 2 Bangladesh vs Ireland @
Hour Barbados
06:00 h NCN 60 Clock News 13:00 h-News SU BJE C T T
Magazine (R/B) 13:05 h Sports SJ T
07:00 h- Voice of Victory 13:10 h Death & Messages
07:30 h Assembly of Prayer 13:15 h Catholic Broadcast C A
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to 13:30 h- Country Eastern and
Greatness Western
08:30 h-Feature 14:00 h ICC/CWC Super 8 I
09:15 h ICC CWC 2007 Bangladesh vs Ireland @
Bangledesh vs Ireland Live Barbados
17:30 h Lutheran Men's 17:30 h Merundoi N O T IC E
Fellowship 18:00 h News

The employers listed below are hereby informed that contribution statements for 2006

are available for their employees



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B. Parsaram & Sons Gas Station
Samuel Alexander Hughes
Mohabir B. Sukhpaul
Bernard Yong
Ally Khan
Associated Business Services
Persaud Ghamandi
Reno Hotel
M.B. Dudnauth
Parkway Hotel
Colin Tudor
Wood Associated Industries Co.
Church of the Ascession
Frank Alert
Emron Bacchus
Evil Eyes Video & Music Centre
Naim Brijbassi
Albert De Nobrega ,
Ragendra Lall Kishun
Gordon Peters
Golden Fleece Rice Investment
Seedhan Seekumar
Tia's Trading
Dr. P. Sattaur
Dr. R.O. Mohabir
Sumintra Dat
Leung Tat Ling
Business Vanro Supermarket
Harrypersaud Beharry
Ivan Welch
M. Alim Khan
George La Rose
Ri Singh & Sons Auto Sales
B,arakat Timbers & Trading Co.
Roy Hanoman
Rajendra Temaul
Albert Joseph
Patrick Fung-Fook



R.L. Kishun
Prandei Singh
Compton Bess
R. Singh & Sons Ltd.
Blessed Hardware Store
Guyana Rice Development Board
Ivan Persaud
Desiree Field Ridley
B & J Civil Works
Alana Brassington
Lyndill Furniture Store
Robindra Persaud Sookraj
Zen's Plaza
Amina Ibrahim
Ronda E. Jackman Blair
Sahi Adolphus
Roopnauth & Routie Singh
Joanne Loy
Leslyn Anita Henrietta Charles
Ellalene Frank
Naeem Ahamad &. J.R. Amin Service
Deokalie Boodram
Azeet Khan
Samaroo's Investment
Mohamed Hasim & Sons
Guy-Pak Distributors
Celine Marni Harrop
Vishwanauth's Furniture Manufacture
Loretta M. Durga
Rabindranauth Prasad
Cam-J Company Limited
Manohar Rijhurani
Nicola Onica Gray
Beryl Haynes
China Manufacturing Industrial
Rong Jing
Ashton Antigua


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, . .. .SUNDAY CHROICL,,April 15, 2007

WANTED ,1 f j jI -ijI tIO0 s.11

ONE complete Banga
Mary fishing boat, 40 Hp
engine. Call 220-9882.
boNEcomplete 38 ft.
boat $1.5M, one
Mitsubishi Canter $1M.
Call 275-0344.

HERE'S an opportunity to
earn money while you sleep.
For information, visit the
website http://
WORK from home for US$$$$
weekly. Information? Send stamped
envelope to Nicola Archer, PO. Box
12154 Georgetown. Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

VIJAY'S Hair Salon, 207
Almond St., Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel 226-0205.
Specialise in hair cuts, cold
wave, straw curls, hair
colouring, facial, acrylic and
nail design, etc.
FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nai artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings Street Bourda.
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
Indulge and pamper
yourself at Nayelli Hair
fashion. On Tuesdays and
Wednesday we offer 20, 30
and 40% off.on Manicure,
Pedicure, Spa Package (body
lightening. cellulite wraps and
body scrub). Contact us at 211
New Market St., N/
Cummingsburg. Tel. 226-2124
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package beginning April 16,
2007. Evening classes beginning
April 16, 2007. Courses in Air
brushing Acrylic nails, Barbering.
Basic &Advance Hair Cutting classes.
Tel. 226-2124 or visit at 211 New
Market Street, North Cummingsburg.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
COMPUTER repairs, sales,
brand new laptops from $180
000, desktops from $115 000,
Home and Office Services. Kris
681-4208, 220-6262.

DOLLY'S Auto Rental -
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American
Express Cards. Phone 225-
7126, 226-3693. Email:
dollysautorental@yahoo corn
SINGH'S Auto Rental For
the best rates in Guyana fully
automrnatic, air-conditioned and
CD player, in all vehicles Tel

FOR all types of
dr6ssmRaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Ki'ty and around G/town.
Lot 45 Garnette Street. C/ville (
2 houses awayfrom Sheriff St.).
Caii Sharon 649-2358.
SEWING done at Kitty
Horr.. Studio. Any type of
costium clothing,
Contact Sunita ; .
227- 335

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548, 640-4105.

CALL 226-9448.
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 world froir
information, call CFI Global Education
Link #261-5079.
INC. -now registering for courses
for Adult, CXC and 3 13 yrs. in
Spanish. French, Portuguese
and English as a foreign
language. Call 231-7303.
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Phone 225-9587. Electrical
Installation and Wiring, Air-
conditioning and Refrigeration,
Electronic and Television
repairs, Portuguese, Spanish,
Mathematics, English.
NOW registering for adult
Certificate & Diploma courses in
French, Spanish, Portuguese
and English as a Foreign
Language,. beginners and
foundation courses for children
(3 13 yrs) & CXC preparation
courses. Call THE LANGUAGE
INSTITUTE INC. at 231-7303.
currently registering students for
its full time (Forms 1 5)
afternoon lessons and evening
classes. Subjects offered: Maths,
English A, Social Studies, POA,
POS, OA and Information
Technology. Monthly fee $1
500 per subject. Tel. #'s 227-
7627, 615-8916, .615-8919.

SHERIFF Canter Service
Canter for hire. Tel. 227-3336
or 231-4110.

1 15-SEATER minibus for
business or personal use.
Available with Driver Call 223-
5961, 625 -1507.
1 2-TON Satake rco rmil
with drying and
facilities on WCD. r .
8223. 646-2865

SALE! Novels/story books,
Also rent and X-change. C-All
Juliettes Book Likirary. 143 West
R imveldt Tel 223.8237

Motoring 248 Forshaw and
Oronoque Sts. "You train to Pass".
227-1063 226-7874, 644-7211.
ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First-
Federation Building, Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 622-2872, 646-7806.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. Call 227-3869, 227-
3835, 227-7560, 622-8162. 611-
R K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

ulcer, gall stone, impotent,
cholesterol, pile. Many more.
220-7342, 609-1308.

Indera Singh Massage. If you
need a balance massage try my
therapeutic massage combined
with reflexology. Cell 615-6665.
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts,
alleviate pain, stress and body
tension. Ulelli Verbeke Certified
Massage Therapist. Tel. 592-
615-8747. Home Services
available, http://
me help easy your pain from
cardiovascular and respiratory
disorder, swelling in the feet and
joints, poor circulation, due to
d 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.

FOR a friend indeed -
mature in his thoughts, thinking.
Call 654-5939.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stampedenvelope
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!..throughthrough the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link. Call
592-261-5079, twenry-four hours
LET'S learn about each
years old. Guyanse single
seeking pen friend worldwide,
male and malel, visits that are
in the cr' entry. Free to call this
number- 626-7420
LOOKING for friends.
companions? Call the. Junior
Senior Sing'; '-i,., ; Service
18 80 yrs. ... ...' link upon
,, Tel. 223-8237, 648-
i._ .. Fri 8:30 am 5
piR. Sat 10 ar -- 4prn (bollth
phnr)es samern tirrie).
GET thai -r.-at, loving,
Eeducatd East companon
for your ife partner Only serious
i--.-.and .".. females (25
yrs locally a'nd
ove rseas need to respond wlitlh
full partic nlar : in i recent
Bouda, Georgetown
RETIRED entlenman with
conservalive values seeks a life
conpani orn with simrnilar values,
She must be active or good
horne tmakem, fun loving
trustwvorlhy. honest in hi er
dealings a versat1I' e
ceservaPliOSst,a arid most
importantly self-sufificient ilso a
US Citizen Ilnterestedr poerisons
m t i, & e 5S 0 O Ca c,,i .
646-3185 5 oi fuithe -ifjornation.

TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
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. Canadian
: 4, Immigration

Wec can assist you
to Migrate to Canada.
Skilled Workers. Business
Class Students Rl in w ,.
Work Permits.
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused Cases.
Visitor's Visas
Balwant Persaud &
Associates Certified

Immigration Consultants
'" I 'vp Rfbt and
Oronoqui: St., t',ourda.
Te. 225-1540,622-83118
Canada: 416-431-8845
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t or'preswet cliethe.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone # 266-21T1.

SERVICING. and repairing
of all types of pressure washer,
outboard engine, "chainsaw,
brush cutter, lawn mower water
rumys, etc. Tel. 627-7835, 226-

FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-
FOR low cost air
conditioner, refrigerator,
microwave, freezer, drink cooler
repairs and servicing electrical
and solar panel installation, call
225-4822, 231-3547.
LABORATORY blood and
urine test. Fever, VDRL, HIV,
Liver. Kidney, Heart, cholesterol
Joint pains. 5 Cummings St. and
North Rd. Tel 646-3226. Inter
American Medical Center.



CALL 233-2495-6
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you working and ieed someone
to lake qon care o1 your babies?
Make contact on lelephone it
231-9302 between the hours of
/:30 hoLirs and 19:00 from
Sunday to SatuLrdays of eac'h
DO you have problems with
your SKY Satellite Dish' Not
I, .. .. .- ,e ttrin g
. ...'I- ', /0I' l
reques *-, '1. .scorinected
over y .. i, answer is
vels then checI out Rainsat
T rlecomniunicaliOn Netwotk on
R.1 225-7274, 225-4970 for fast
iom'iif.Pt :ind reliabie service
Connect n'Ow- an'd get free
tc(tivation just pay for the
p ackage to your tchioi'

HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced a so your kero range
change to gas. 220-4073/664-

1 MAID. Apply 172 East
Field Drive, Nandy Park, EBD.
BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
1 COUNTER Clerk to sell
live and pluck chicken. Call 225-
9304 or 223-1229.
1 OFFICE Assistant. Must
have sound secondary
education. Attractive salary. Call
experienced Cook and Pastry
Maker, one Domestic person. Call

OFFICE Assistant, CXC
English and Mathematics 1 to
3. D Lama Ave., Bel Air Park.
225-4492, 225-9404.
HANDYMAN. Apply in
person at ARK Enterprise/The
Container House, 17 Lombard
St., Werk-en-Rust.
DIESEL Mechanic. Call
233-2423, 641-7073.
Application to Lot 'C' Eccles,
Public Rd., EBD.
SEWING Machine Operator
& Draft/cutter Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park 225-4492,
FOR Porters, Salesgirls, boys
& security guards. Apply Avinash
Complex, Water Street. Call 226-
3361, 227-7829.
Tutor. Apply in person to CTC,
57 Upper Robb St., Bourda
(between Oronoque and Albert
Apply in person with written
application to: Fon-Roje Variety,
132 Regent & Cummings
Streets, Bourda.
in Kwakwahi, Logging Camp.
CXC Accounts or 3 years Book-
keeping experience. Tel. 623-
9889or 225-2471.
ONE experienced sewing
girl, 1 professional seamstress,
1 experienced cosmetologist.
Must do nails. Call Roxie 622-
4386, 227-8538, 227-7525
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
DRIVER. Must have truck.
van, tractor & lorry Licence, 3
yrs. experience. Apply to Lens -
Sheriff & Fourth Sts.. C/viile with
written application and 2
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs ,vorking
experience n 1o, i, person witn
written ,- ,h 'S.,.etto Lens.
Sheriff & Fourth Streets. C/ville.
Mechanic Electrician arnd
trainees with qualifications -
Accounts. Clerk. Computer
literate. Applv 18 23 Eccles
Industrial Site, Eccles. EBD.
VACANCY exiss -
experienced Graphic Designer
experienced Computer Operator.
Corporate Advocates, 137 A
Duncan Street. Bel Air Park. Tel.
# 223-7415/226-4147.
ONE Typist with 2 years
experience on manual electronic
typewriter Te!. 226-211217 8
am -4 pm. Tel. 225-2258 4
pr 5 prn. Killet Pest Control
68 Sandy Babb St., Kitty.
SECURITY Guards to work
day/night shift for multiple
locations. Apply in person with
written application to. May's
Shopping Centre. 98 Regent
.Street, Georgetown. No phone
calls please

Sewing Machine Operator
& Drafter/Cutter. D Lama Ave.,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492, 225-
- -4 ----4 ........................ .. .......... .
ONE G ,rJeirJ.- r,
Handyman to work tuili-rn-
Must have knowledge of Plant
Care. Excellent salary offered.
Apply in person to: May's
Shopping Centre, 98 Regent
Street, Georgetown.
VACANCIES Salesclerks,
Cashiers. Must be computer
literate. Also Driver with
Licence for car/van. Apply in
person to: ARK Enterprise The
Container House, 17
Lombard, St., Werk-en-Rust.
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk, Salesclerk.
Must have experience in
hardware and electrical. One
Security Guard. Apply with
written application Hamson
General Store, 116 Regent
Road Bourda
VACANCIES exist for full-
time and part- time Teachers
in the following subjects:
Spanish, Business
Communication, English A/B
Information Technology and
Social Studies. Please send
written application and CV to
PO Box 101652.
1 OFFICE Assistant CXC
passes in English and Maths.
Age 18 to 25. 1 Senior Office
Assistant, 3 yrs. experience.
Must have knowledge in NIS,
PAYE and Income Tax also
computer knowledge in
Microsoft Word and Excel. Age
25 and over. P.O. Box # 1033-1.
LIVE-IN staff for Clerical
work from Berbice and
Essequibo. 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 and Lodging
WANTED experienced
body Welder and bodywork
men. Interested persons kindly
contact Mr. Hilliman at Lot 70
Second Street, Campbellville,
PLANT Operator.
Qualifications: two subjects
CXC Maths and English,
Grade 3 & 4 will be accepted.
Experience will be an asset but
not necessary: Attractive salary
and other benefits. Preferably
person living on EBD. Apply in
person to: Friendship Oxygen
Limited,.30 Friendship. EBD,
between the hours of 1 and 4
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll. NIS, Filing and must
be computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 25 and 30
years old. Must have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
Apply in person with a written
application and two (2) references
to: Len's, 136 Sheriff & Fourth
Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-2486.
invited from suitably qualified
persons for the vacant positions
of. Security Guards must be
able-bo I.- Ell,!,,. & Delivery
Clerks .-,, .-,, ir- ages of 27
and 35 years). Sales staff
(preferably male).
Requirements: Applicants must
have a soun o secondary
background and previous
xpeence will be an asset.
Apply in person r,
aP plication, .
recommendations (one of
which must be from Ithe last
lI: of employment) and a
Police Clearance to. The
S .. Director. United
.- -, ,' Trading C,' I td.
200 Camp St'reet,

469 .ACRES land Left
Bank ,-' Ideal for -'e and
a'ttle 1 232-0541- 623-
C.L 263-5338.-
MAIN & Mid.
'.!,-,s tE: Palm .Co: "i
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16 VACANT transported
house lots and also 8.75 aeres
of land at Blankenburg, WCD.
Call 226-8223, 646-2865.
TIMEHRI Alliance Road -
1.2 acres farm land,
Yarrawkabra 200 acres with
creek. Call 261-5500 or 643-
1861 ______
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft. Price
- $25M. Call: 612-0349.


Parlka/Leguan Neg.
Low-wood Demerara River
12 acres 6 million
space available
Lombard Street Neg.
Friendship Sawmill Neg.

SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop Housing Scheme, house
lot near the Public Road,
prime location, 2 miles from
V/hoop Stelling. Tel. 225-
7670, 254-0397.
SHERIFF Street $35M,
Duncan $15M, Atlantic
Gardens $5.5M, Queenstown
-$35M, Bel Air Springs $50M,
double. KEYHOMES 684-
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale. near the
public road. Prime location, 2
miles from V/Hoop Stelling.
Reasonable Price. Tel. # 225-
7670 or 254-0397.
HISTORY in Guyana.
River side land at $7M dollar.
Only 3 remaining at Good
Hope. Live on the edge of the
water. Phone God's Favourite
Realty. Mr. Indal 225-5198,
225-2626, 225-3068.
WE have land for the
following purpose Alberttown,
for school $6M & $19M, LB
- Housing, business. Meadow
Gdns. $7.8M, Lamaha
Gardens $14M. Prashad
Nagar $8M. Phone 225-
2626. 225-5198, 225-3068.
of Public Road, half mile in,
60 acres developed,
transported, formerly used for
su arcane cultivation. To be
soFd en bloc orparcels oef ten
acres. NOW $3.2M per acre.
No flooding. 218-2319.
BUSHY Park 75 x 175,
Water front $8.5 million neg.,
Atlantic Gardens $6 million
neg., 3 quarters of an acre -
US$55 000 Marion Oaks/
Ocola Florida. Each lot
running side by side. ORION
INVESTMENT. TEL. 619-4682,
661-0540, 227-7162.
PARIKA 124 acres, 5 acres
river side, 119 roadside (South)
$75M, Parika 8 acres with 3
buildings riverside, WCD 9
acres, Lamaha Gardens -
$15M, WCD 16 house lots,
Lamaha Gardens $10M,
WCD 30 houselots, Meadow
Bank. WBD 40 acres
riverside Diamond Public
Road $45M, Robb St. -
US$850 000, EBD 6 acres
riverside US$400 000, EBD
17 acres, EBD 137 acres,
Canal #1 and #2. 227-0464,
EARL'S Court $5M,
double lot; Alberttown -. 160 x
28, reducer from $9M to
$6.8M: Meadow Brook
reduced from $9.5M to $7.9M;
7 acres of land over looking
the Atlantic US$350 000;
Bel Air Springs. double lot -
US$140 000: 1 acre of land
close to Sheriff for Hospital,
school. hotel, gas station -
US$180 000; Prashad Nagar
double lot US$70 000;
Happy Acres lot. $7.5M;
Atlantic Gdns $6.5M: Eccles
- $10M. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626, 225-3068,
225-5198, 225-2709.

1 HOUSE lot Crane
Village, West Coast Demerara.
Tel. 625-5923. Price $600
.GREIA Diamond, EBD -
1.5M $3M Versailles, WBD -
7M, David St. $14M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.

1 2-BEDROOM house to
rent. Call 223-7919, 614-2654.
ST., KITTY. 623-4700.
ONE fully equipped barber
shop with AC, Cal 226-9448.
FOR overseas
visitors apt. to rent in
Kitty. Call 226-1640.
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060, 626-2066.
1-BEDROOM bottom flat.
80 Railway Line, Kitty. Call 227-
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat in
Queenstown $50 000. 227-
0571, 667-2390
PHONE 225-9944.
NEG. KEYHOMES 684-1852,
628-0715, 231-8469.
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
0715, 231-8469
KITTY, Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995- Kitty.
BUSINESS place to rent
situated at 37 Sandy Babb, Kitty.
Price neg. Call 225-4500, 225-
9920. ___.
A HOME away from home -
one fully grilled and furnished
apt. for overseas guests. Call 226-
REGENT St. business
place, large and secure ground
foor for any type of businesses.
bedroom top flat with one self-
contained bedroom and all
conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.
bedroom top flat with all
conveniences. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
FURNISHED rooms single
person only at Bachelor's
Adventure, ECD. Tel. 229-6149
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ROOMS -and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 000 daily. Call 227-
BUSINESS space centrally
located in Georgetown. Call
225-7131, 621-2601.
1 unfurnished apt. in Kitty.
Fully grilled, tiled, AC, water 24
hours. etc. Price ($45 000) neg.
Call 609-8315.
BEDROOMS $60 000.
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
0715, 231-8469.
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
NEWTOWN, Kitty -
furnished apartment suited for
visitors. Tel. 621-3438, 609-
BEL Air Park, fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
REGENT St. business
place, large and secure ground
floor for any type of businesses.
2 1-BEDROOM apts. situated
25 Hill St., Albouystown. Contact
Nazim or Sharmilla at th same
1 ROOM (Small) downstairs.
Campbellville. Preferably
single. Tel. 231-6248.
SPACIOUS apartment Land-
of-Canaan, EBD. Raza Tel.
500. KEYHOMES 684-1852,
628-0715, 231-8469.
US$1 500. KEYHOMES 684-
1852, 628-0715, 231-8469.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.

SHORT term rental fully
furnished 3-bedroom house,
top flat 2nd St., Grove, EBD.
Tel. 265-3033.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
- $80 000 neg. C/ville, hot
and cold, self contained, etc.
Tel. 628-6855
OFFICE- Brickdam, 1 500
sq. ft., AC completed
telephone US$1 500. 227-
0464, 646-3251.
OFFICE space Church St.
new building 2 400 sq. ft. -
US$2500. 227-0464, 646-
QUEENSTOWN top flat,
3 bedrooms, semi-furnished -
$65 000 monthly. Telephone
227-3542. Conrad Barrow's
BUSINESS place, Regent
St., Internet Cafe, Beauty
Salon, office space, restaurant
snackette, bond space 642-
6 3 6 ................................................. ..... ......
FULLY furnished two-
bedroom apartment.with air-
conditioner, telephone,
parking. Good location. 225-
0.545, 42-0636.
. PRASHAD Nagar 5-
bedroom furnished, 5 AC, 2-
ca ar age. All furnished new -
US$1 200 monthly. 227-0464,
646-3251. _

secure, telephone, close to all.
Price $25000. Phone 223-
1885, 642-3722.
LG. spacious bottom flat for
any business in Kitty school,
w/sale and rental, cell phone
shop. Water, electricity,
generator, good security
telephone. Call 225-0571.
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent, short
term or long term. Alexander
Village. Cal -226-9046 or 668-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776

BEL AIR PARK US$1500 US$2000

Apartment building ideal for
World Cup Cricket US$150.00
per day with all amenities.
Limited space available,
accessible to public
transportation, also close to
Sheriff Street and
Buddy's Pool HalL.

and meshed, hot and cold
after, telephone, AC,
Blygezigth Gardens. Rent
negotiable. Tel. 226-9573.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.)
itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.

3-BEDROOM bottom flat 86
Pere St., Kitty. Tel. 226-6331,
APARTMENT long and short
term. Furnished and unfurnished
one, two and three bedrooms. Call
226-1342 or 615-3340
NEW modern, spacious, 1
master bedroom apartment. Fully
furnished, secure, mosquito proof.
Subryanville 226-3160 (Moe).
ONE three-bedroom
apartment furnished with
telephone working, hot and cold
water in Wortmanville area. Tel.
227-7830 or 629-5946.
GREIA One-bedroom
furnished, Subryanville -
US$400, one-bedroom furnished,
Alexander Village US$300. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.
52 PERE Street, Kitty 1
semi-furnished, 4-bedroom, 2-
storey house, 2 toilets and bath
and a garage. Contact 225-7883,
fully furnished, upper flat
apartment. Secured, AC,
telephone, parking, hot and cold.
Can 613-6005, 226-1457
CALL 218-0392, 218-4365, 648-
ONE (1)-bedroom bottom flat
apt. inside toilet and bath, 6'h St.,
Cummings Lodge, Greater, G/
town $15 000 per month. Tel.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas guest.
Short term. Call Tel. 227-7830,
629-5946 ................................................
DAY Care business, fully
equipped with all Play School
and Day Care facilities, centrally
located. 223-2950.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms, 3
washrooms, parking, Ig yard space
@US$1 000, others furnished and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372..
LUXURIOUS apartment for
overseas visitors, close to Sheriff
St. Fully furnished with AC, hot &
cold bath, etc. Transportation
available. Call 226-8990, 615-
C/VILLE semi-furnished
apts. for overseas visitors, starting
from US$15 per night. Available
from April 6. Tel. Anand 227-
8356, 22-2118 anytime.
ONE bottom flat business
premises 65' x 20 feet, in
immaculate condition at 217
South Road, Lacytown, G/town.
Call 223-7487, 227-2712, 642-
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat with toilet and bath inside and
one (1) bedroom upstairs. Contact
M8 First St., Chateau Margot,
ECD. Tel. 220-4454.
ATLANTIC Gds., Railway
Embankment. 2-bedroom, toilet
& bath, bottom flat. parking lot,
large yard space. Price neg. Tel:
220-7879, 610-4560.
FURNISHED 2-bedroom and
1-bedroom flats situated in Kitty,
over looking the sea wall.
Suitable for overseas guest. Tel.
227-1871, 646-2939.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250 000
neg. Enquirie.s pis. Call 220-7021. Cell
FULLY fenced and secure
concrete bond (84 x 32),
suitable for processing plant,
factory storage, etc. at Public
Road, Mc Doom. Phone 226-
OFFICE Space at Orealla
Business Centre on Church St., G/
town (building before Go Invest),
in prime business area $55 000
month. Call Sandra for apt. 226-
3284 or 616-8280.
top flat, Vreed-en-Hoop Public
Rd.. opposite Regional Office -
$40 000, unfurnished single room
flat for business venture -$15 000.
Tel. 661-9979, 646-2939.
ONE-BEDROOM bottom flat
apartment with inside toilet, bath,
kitchen and living quarters,
situated at 47 D'Urban Street,
Wortmanville. Serious enquiries.
Working couple preferred. Rental
$30 000. Call 225-1080,
between 9 am and 7pm.
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218-1808, 654-4574, 226-4764.

HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189,
D'Urban Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street, Newtown and 575
Section 'A' Block 'X' Diamond,
EBD. Call 227-3067, 233-2175,
OFFICE or business space
to rent 1 spacious bottom flat
located at 77 Hadfteld St., Werk-
en-Rust, G/town. Contact
L ndon Amsterdam or Roysdale
orde on Tel. 227-1656 or 227-
0676 during Office hours.
4-BEDROOM, 2-storey
house, 2 'A baths, parking,
residential, etc. @ US$800;
furnished 3-bedroom residential
home @ US$1 800; furnished
2-bedroom top/bottom apts. @
US$600, residential. Others.
Call 226-2372.
EXECUTIVE property -
Republic Park fully furnished -
US$2 500 neg., fully furnished
or unfurnished executive house
Lamaha Gardens US$2 800
61 -4682, 661-0540, 227-
TOP FLAT semi-furnished,
3 brooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself- $95 000, B. A. P. -
US$1 200, Section K' US$700
- US$600, Apt. $35 000, $45
000, $55 000, $65 000 rooms,
bond, office business. Tel. 225-
2709, 623-2591.
FOUR-bedroom fully
furnished house self-contained
master bedroom, two additional
bathrooms, hot and cold water,
Jacuzzi, secured parking area.
Ideal for short term overseas
guest, families groups and
couples. Phone 681-5180, 222-
NICELY furnished 3-
bedroom apartment, in secure
residential area. Ideal for
overseas guests couples,
families and members of the
diplomatic community, etc. 20
minutes from the Airport or city
by car. Affordable
accommodation. Phone 592-
622-3736. Email:
ONE executive family
house located in a residential
area suitable for diplomat or
large company. Consists of 4
bedrooms. 5 bedrooms, modern
kitchen, entire house fully AC,
automatic garage, hot and cold.
filter water, washing machine &
dryer, large lawn fully secured,
generator US$2 000. For
further info and viewing contact
Air Park, 184 Eping Ave. &
Kaieteur Rd. Immaculate,
modern, convenient, secure
spacious, fully grilled & air-
conditioned. 1 master and 2
bedrooms, 3 2 baths, double
garage, etc. agents, embassies
and international organizations
are all welcome. Call 277-
3814, 225-4413, 646-9319,
619-9972, 614-0949 or
bedroom apartment, furnished
$80 000. (2) 3-bedroom fully
furnished home with AC -
US$1 500 and (3) 4-bedroom
fully furnished home with AC -
US$1 500. BEL AIR, E.C. Dem.
large modern 2 self-contained
bedrooms, furnished US$1
500 PLUS Middle Street US$1
500, Croal Street one-bedroom
apartment US$750'and lots
more all over. Call 226-7128,
For "Home with Style."
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988. 623-6431, 270-
4470. Email:
GEORGETOWN: Lamaha and
New Garden Streets US$3 000,
High Street (office/residence) -
US$2 500, Kitty $60 000, $45
000, US$500 (F/F) Caricom/
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 500.
EAST BANK: School- $120 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000,-
Diamond US$1 500.
Herstellling $60 000
Bagotstown $0 000, EAST
COAST: Courida Park US$3
000 (F/F), Atlantic .Gardens -
US$2 000/US$1 000/US$500
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500, B/V $65 000 -
Le Ressouvenir US$2 500,0
Ogle US$700/US$1 000.
OFFICES: Central Georgetown
US$4 000, Georgetown $100
000/ $60 000, -Regent St.,
business, 3 apts. $1 500US
each, Queenstown US$2 000,
Sheriff US$1 500, North Road
US$1 200. Brickdam -
US$800, bond, restaurants, etc.
Versailles executive US$3
000, 3-storeyed residential/
office/bond US$1 500, Nand .
Park US$650, Kitty- $45 000,
Bagotville $50 000, Kitty $75
000, Ogle US$600, Kersaint
Pk. $45 000, Albert town
Office- $ 85 000, Atlantic Gds.,
house by itself $80 000.

1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthly. Tel 663-6338.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nisbhed 1I & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent Suit-
able r overseas visitors on short
term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-
APARTMENTS (1,2,3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $22
000, $25 000, $35 000, $45
000 $50 000, Furnished $26
000 $80 060, Rooms $12
000 $16 000. Call 231-6236.
to professional working couple.
Three bedroom top atully.
grilled AC, overhead tank. No
pets. Public Road, Mc Doom,
Village. Phone 226-1903.
FURNISHED and unfumished
apartments- one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 per day,
4lon term also available. el. 624

CWC rental two (2) flats
Regent Road, Bourda, Central
G/T. Inter-connectable, kitchen
facility. Can sleep seven (7)
persons and more on
mattresses. Call Celina on 623-

1 2-STOREY concrete &
wooden building, Atlantic
Ville, ECD. Tel. 222-5344.
$15M. NICE. GANESH 611-
KEYHOMES 684-1852, 628-
0715, 231-8469.
South Ruimveldt Gardens.
MEADOW Bank two-
storey, concrete building
(transport available). 641-429
ONE farm on 7 acres of
land, together with a 4-
bedroom concrete house.
Phone 265-4449.
HOUSE and 'land 61
Marshall St. Annandale
South, ECD $2.2M. Contact
FOR sale or rent double
lot L-Shape 120' x 50/140' x
40 at Public Road, Mc Doom
Village. Phone 233-0570.
KINGSTON 2-storey
house (back house). Price $5M
(neg.). Tel. #226-5999, 653-
LOW Income properties for
sale in Berbice $2.1M. Tel. #
227-4551, 682-2559.
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-

MEADOW Bank two-
storey, concrete building
(transport available). 641-4295,
between Robb & Camp Sts.
Price $45M. GREIA. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
HOUSE and land for sale,
located on Duncan Street, close
to Prashad Nagar. Price $15
million negotiable. Call Ricky
on 686-1565.
lot, Railway St., Kitty. Vacant
possession. Call 227-6305,
4 1 6 7 2 4 -
HOUSE for sale Diamond
New Scheme $4.5 million
negotiable. Call 231-5053
after 5 pm or 615-5365
ONE (1) two-storey of
house, with licence of lucrative
shop in Newtown. Kitty. Price -
$10M. Tel. 645-3791. Serious
enquiries only.
NANDY PARK 2-storey
concrete executive styled
family home with all modern
amenities. Price negotiable.
Call 622-9961, 231-9176.
ONE two-bedroom house
with telephone, kitchen, toilet
and bath at Lot 48 Hibiscus
Place, Blankenburg, WCD. Call
Mahendra 227-0415.
1 1-BEDROOM house, 6-
ft. high 20 x 20 land space
100-ft L, W 50-ft. Suitable
for business. Contact Tonyor
Pearle on 626-2364, 616-
4518. No reasonable refused.

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Kururu. Price neg. Owner
leaving. Tel. # 643-0332 or
689-5254. ______
D'URBAN Street concrete
house on double lot suited for
business reduced from $16M
to $11.8M, North Ruimveldt -
$8M, East La Penitence before
Turning Point $7.5M. Phone
226-2626, 225-5198, 225-
3068, 231-2064.


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REPUBLIC Park, Phase 11
$17M, Atlantic Garden -
$41M, btl) Princes Street,
land $, Brickdam $35M,
Festival City $16.5M. Phone

ft., 4-bedroom, 5 bathrooms,
office area., bond, drive-in
Savage, bigard space $47M.
all 233-2423, 641-7073.
ONE-2-storey 4-bedroom
house with garage for sale.
Could accommodate two
families. Middle Rd.. La.
Penitence. Tel. 227-6262.
BEL AIR Park $26M neg.,
executive Nandy Park $17M.
Eccles $17M new.
KEYHOMES 615-8734. 628-
0715, 231-8469
ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office: one three-bedroom
house full grilled in New
Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
possession. 642-0636.
2-STOREY building
Middle St., South
C ummingsbur, concrete and
wooden $9M No agent. Call
Tel. 654-3285.
ONE wooden & concrete
2-storey house in Windsor
Forest. Fully rilled well-
fenced, poultry arm at back.
Price cheap. Tel. 269-0019 -
Mr. Mangal Singh.
CUMMINGS Lodge large
two-storeyea concrete and
wooden building, no repairs.
Price $13M negotiable. Tel.
DIAMOND two-storey
concrete and wooden hiailriinn
with threebedrooms. Price-
$5M negotiable. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
ATLANTIC Garden, two-
storeyed concrete and wooden
building, no repairs needed,
immediate vacant possession.
Price negotiable. Tel. 2.26-
NEW Hope, EBD Road,
Riverwharf, Ig. shipsware
house active genera( store
$12M/OS$60 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
KINGSTON, near foreign
embassies coon ial mansion.
Ideal interr iedons Photel -
$85M/US$425 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROP --
....D ouuroa Market- 2-
store building $75M/$50M/
US c$ 000. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-
HAVE ou buildings for
sale? AA ccles, central G/
town, Republic Park we have
bu ersUS Dollars. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
BRICKDAM vacant 2-
storey 4-bedroom colonial
mansion. Ideal international
hotel/insurance $45MIUS$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
ATI Ak"'^

,SOESDYKE, Public Rd. -
vacant. 2-storey 3 bedrooms
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool $13M/US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
business investment new 2-
storey concrete building bottom
general store $8.5M/US$42
00. Ederson's 226-5496.
STRATHSPEY vacant new
3-bedroom wooden building. If
qualified move in today -
$3.5M/US$18 000. Ederson's
BB-ECCLES vacant new
2-storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion, parking, AC
$30M/US$130 000. Ederson's
NORTH Rd. vacant 2-
storey concrete building. Ideal
insurance, internet $25M/
US$125 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. : I
storey concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn for tennis,
swimming $14M/US$79 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
CAMP/Robb 3 2-storey
buildings. Ideal 4-storey
supermarket, sublet 20 mini
malls, will pay mortgages -
$26M/US$130 000. Ederson's
G/TOWN central. Ideal for
3-storey buildings make 20 mini
malls, monthly rent pays
mortgages $70M neg./US$350
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Doctors who wants new hospital,
computer lab, X-rays burnt unit.
Invest wisely $45M neg./
US$225 000. Ederson's 226-
CROAL, Stabroek, new 3-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedroom mansion. Ideal
international hotel $65M/
UJS$325 000. Ederson's. 226-
5496. ___
GUYANESE overseas
owners of buildings, trying to
managing their property, loosing
millions. Ederson Realty has
professional management,
services 226-5496.
Rd. new concrete 2-storey 4
bedrooms luxurious mansion.
Ideal for large family $12M/
US$60 000. Ederson's 226-
5496.-.._. -
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartments, no repairs. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency- 225-0545,
WILLIAMS St., Kitty $9M,
Eccles $10M, Ogle $4M.
$10M, Triumph, ECD $8M,
$12M. Meadow Bank $7M.
GREIA. Tel. 225-3737, 225-

Call Anytime
225-9780, 6d 2-7377

TURKEY (120X70) 10.5M

(1 S0-100 FT.).30.SM


farm on 5 acres of land at Cane
Grove, ECD. Has farm house and
basic utilities. Well-fenced high
land $35 million. Call 227-
SINGLE family 2-
bedroom concrete house with
large family room at Lot 96 &
97 earl, East Bank Demerara
(enclosed-concrete double lot.
Tel. 223-9362 (Guyana) 407-
343-8338 (Florida).
NEWLY built 2-bedroom
concrete bungalow house with
toilet and bath, half downstairs
unfinished concrete fence and
grilled gate. Also have light,
road, water and phone $_8M
neg., pay down $2M.
Mortgaged available.
Agriculture Road, New Scheme,
Mon Repos. Owner leaving. Tel.
# 648-1011, 625-6821, 662-
SALE. We have properties
for all purposes starting from $8
million upwards. Take action
according to your faith only.
Phone Mrs Persaud God
Favorite Realty 225-5198,.
225-3068, 225-2709, 225-
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.
1 NEWLY concrete house
D'Urban Street, Lodge $14
million neg., Bel Air Park $58
million, Norton Street 2-storey
concrete and wood $11
million, Republic Park $25
million neg. ORION
INVESTMENT. TEL. 619-4682,
661-0540, 227-7162.
NORTH RuimveldTlq vacant
new 2-flat concrete buildings 4
luxurious bedrooms area for
tennis, swimming $12.5M/
US$62 000. Ederson's 226-
5 4 9 6 ....... ....................................................
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 R.udy's
Liquor,Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, Four-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet, hot and cold, viewing
gallery, house 28' x 75', land
51 x 100'.
PROPERTIES for sale in
Central locations Georgetown
and Vreed-en-Hoop, in great
conditions for business,
residential school. offices.
doctor's clinic, etc. Well kept
and secure. Excellence Realty
- 227-8010, 625-7090.
CORNER, 22 Fort Street
and Wright's Lane. Kingston,
Georgetown 2-storey concrete
4-bedroom building, 2 garages.
Best property, top location. Land
approx. 100 feet by 90 ft.
Guarantee best property in Fort
St. Visit and ke offer. Phone
SALBERT .N two-storey
front $12M neg:., Water Street,
eAgricola to-storey three-
eroom upper flat, lower -
flat kitchen, dning and living
room, two toilets and baths -
ou.5u inileg.,- ana others.
Roberts Realty First. Federation
Life bidg. 227-7627, 227-
3768, 644-2099.
LAL'S Refty 231-7325,
612-9574. Kqtitn $35M
neg.. North R .p- $40M neg.,
Prashad Nag6 30M,'Bel Air -
$25M & $17M, Brickdam -
120M neg., Kitt- $15M & $6M,
Waterloo St. $.5M neg., New
Road, WCD $35M- neg.
Lusignan $10M neg., Good
Hope $8M. Ruimrzeight
Gardens 212M Annandale -
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bhthhr,--
.....= ncan fixture faucet, sink, toilet.
cabinet, hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe, central
air-conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6 Nandy
Park, EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806; evening -
CAMP STREET 3-bedroom
concrete needs some attention
- $15M. SECTION 'K' large 6-
bedroom $32M and a 2-
bedroom concrete $20M.
MAIN STREET Ideal corner
114' by 80' q919n -

SECTION '" ...n. priced to
sell .at $100M. NEWTOWN
.. jwVILLE)I KITTY 5-bedroom 2-flat,$10M

FFICE SPACJBOND SPACEi and lots more all over. ual S -
.... Gardens BUSIESS PREMES| 7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
vacant new 2-storey5-bedroom BsEL AIR PARK-250OUSS Better Bargains."
mansion $15M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.

LOT E XD at Good Hope.
East Bank Essequibo. Land from
road to river, two separate
transported land both in one
fence, size 408'x 108', suitable
for hotel or guest house. Contact
A. Ali or Joiner. Cell No. 609-
5282. ......
CUMMINGS Lodge $13M,
Prashad Nagar $22M, South
Road, back house $9M, Middle
St. $65M. Thomas St. -
US$600 000, Camp St. -
US$1.8M, Wellington St.. -
$100M, Meadow Bank $7M,
Vlissengen Road $80M,
Alberttown $12M, Church St. -
US$600 000, Nandy Park $17M,
Triumph & Crane, WCD, ECD -
one complete 5 buildings on 3
acres US$900 000. And many
more. 227-0464, 646-
$4M, Mc DOOM $4.5M & (with
extra lot) $7M, KITTY $4M
$4.5M, $5.3M, $6.7M, $7.5M,
$8M, $8.5M $14M, SOUTHI
Ruimveldt $6.5M (dew house)
- $8M, Waterloo St. $8.5M,
SOUTH Rd. $7M, $12M,
- $6.5M. LAND Ogle $7M,
Charlestown $1.2M, Dowding
St. $5M $6M $7.5M. Atlantic
Gds. $6.8M, $7M, $14M,
Meadow Bank $5M, Diamond -
$550 000. Call 231-6236.

Goiuvsuco Gardens neg.
Ie Ressouuvenir (E.C8] ne.
Courida Park (E.&.i neg. I

I *
gBe Air Park-HNeg.
Courida Park-35 M
L.8.I Earl Court-SM
Oleander ardens-Nbg,
VWyhelds Lust (for workshop) Heg
Quamina formerly Murray St.

GYM/Salon equipment. Tel.
.1 ATV 450 Honda 4-wheel
motorbike. Tel. 643-4530.
WOOD MILL. CALL 662-6212..
15 ACRES citrus farm for
sale, Parika backdam. #260-.-
CONTACT # 623-0957.
2 COMPLETE Snapper.
Boats 48 ft. and 50 ft. Tel,
3245. 9"7 n '- ... ...
NEW 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers, 2800
watts. Call 226-2913, 615-1203.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456, 231-
2 PURE Bred German
Shepherd- young adults,
English bloodline. Call 625-
2 COMBINATION safe ;'*"'-
.......,uun and key lock. Tel
223-6333 or 623-4446.
SHERWIN Williams Super
Paint- 5-gls. ail and 1-gal. All
colours el. 220-1014.
ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting plan 8, 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199.

PUPS. CALL 222-5707.
BAGS. TEL. 627-7835.
2 HONDA 4 X 4S ATV 500
CC. CONTACT # 220-3877.
ONE working sawmill on
216 sq. ft. of sea front land;
Phone 265-4449.
CAT RENTAL. CALL 626-7127.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559, 619-
1 NEW Sansui DVD/VCR
unit, 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Mach. Tel. 225-4937 -
................ .ie o n.......................

players, flash drives (1G & 2G)
and digital cameras. Call 626-
9810 or 643-7039.
ONE 7-piece dinette set, one
2 500 watts generator used X-box
and play station games. Call
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new. Telephone641-
2026, 227-0060. -
2 HONDA pressure washers,
2 chain saws, 2 machines,. 2
microwaves, 1 pump, 2 saws. Call
LARGE quantities of. black
plastic bags in wholesale and
retail. Ve cheap. Call 225-2500,

puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559, 619-
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 233-
0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
MIXED Dachshund pups $6
000 each. Phone 233-0608,
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone 233-
0654, (8 am 4 prm, Mon. to Fri.
pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013.
SECOND hand land dredge
equipment for sale. Price $650
000 neg. Contact 231-3269 or
TROLLING engine for
fishermen 3Hp/12 volts. Tel.
Raza 225-6197.
ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting plan 8, 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
PURE bred Rottweiler pups
7 weeks old. vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 227-8028
1 NEW Kenmore double
door fridge cub ice maker white,
n.o vat.a:....ll!..2.27-7607,. 668-0994.
1 Bar-B-que grill $20
000, one large Avanti fridge -
$58 000: Ca 646-5988, 226-
ONE Datsun engine and gear
box 120Y, good condition. Price'
$40 000. Call 617-8242- cell.
2 PRESSURE washers, 2500
PS1,1 Toyota en ine and
transmission, front wheel drive.
Call' 220-3735.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and leveling
of land also done. Contact 628-
;3840 or 644-7633.
TEREO set, Amp, CD deck
and others. Bus and freezer. Tel.
; ONE EX 250 cc Kawasaki
Nirija. Price $250 000. Contact
No. 337-4350, 621-3141.
ONE Generar snnn rp...
,u" portable generator with 10
Hp Briggs ana Stratton engine.
Made in USA. Tel. 629-9 52,
225-7376, 647-9896.
MIGRATION computer,
vanity, Toyota'Sera, cameras, car
deck, Sera head light, shoes,
RAZR phones, colognes. 223-
1885, 642-3722.
ow cholesterol
lunches $700, Mon. Fri.,
whole wheat raisin bread, mince
and chicken pies on weekends.
........... ..; i .:...- ............ ...................... ...
SPECIAL tow prices -
speakers, amplifier, mini
camcorder, TVs, microwave, DVD/
CD burners, etc. 669-9386, 645-

going cheap, excellent
condition, 1 Caravan mini bus,
1 Plymouth crystal. Tel. 668-
6178, 680-8957.
PANASONIC Fax machine
(multi-function). Surgemax
300VA/500VA UPS, Lucient
sound station teleconferencing
system 231-1332.
8 WEEKS old puppies
mixed with Rottweiler and
German Shepard vaccinated
and dewormed. Phone 223-
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 transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. el. 611-3153.
ONE Butcher shop in
4955, between 10 am and 5
pm or 220-6440, anytime after
5 NEW ACs 18.5 adapters
for. various models of Hp
Compaq-lap top computers -
$.7..500.....all Ma.. k 66 8-657 .._
4 MM %"- 3/8" 1/" ply
board. Waheed's General
Store, W % 113 Pike St., Kitty.
Tel. 226-7585, Fax: 226-7586
TWO Wedding gowns, one
(1) long sleeve $35 000 one
o holders $55 000. Used
only ornce. Tel. 233-3704.
SPORTS "bikes 500
Kawasaki 500 Yamaha, 250
cc Ninja Yamaha 2004 model.
All never used in Guyana. Call
227-3674 or 259-0487.
FREON gas 11, 12, -22,
502. 134A & 404A. Also helium
for balloons and argon gas.
Phone 233-0654, (8am 4
pm), Mon. to Fri.
RICE Mill No. 5, all
modern machinery full
electrical packing .and sealing
machine. No. 68 Corentyne.
Contact 338-420912319/2660.
ONE R.A. Lister in
excellent working condition (55
Hp) air cool most suitable for a
stationary work. Tel. No. 258-
0168, Cell 663-1162.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm
or any time on weekend or
Shobha 0011-651-2333(US).
OXYGEN 'and -acetylene
gases, fast .and, efficient
service. 10 11 'Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone 233-
'0654 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
Fri. ______
ONE Jialing gents 125cc -
$120 000. one Jialing scooter
125cc $125 000 and tools for
sale. Tel. 233-2208, 685-4777.
truck, 7-ton, 1 Honda generator,
550 watts, 1 mini chopper
motorcycle, only 85 Km. Call
270-4204, 274-4102.,
1 4-CYLINDER Perkins, I
2-cylinder Duetz 1 compressor
with tank, 2 4506 PSI hydraulic
pump. Contact 617-9397, 645-
326. .
GOING away sale -
household appliances. 1 GE
large fridge with stablizer,. 1
Wh.ric.. ,,vy uty washer.
Call Mark 618-6572 or 614-
2 FISHING boats braiid
new seine and engine, 48-ft. 4
Yamaha 40-Hp engine, 400 -
lb Banga Mary 3-inch net, ice
box holds 10.000-lb ice. Tel.
220-5728, 650-9764.
ULTRA quiet generation
set. 6 cyl. Perkins, 126 KVA
and (1) MF 185 tractor, 1 Petter
Engine & generator 6 KVA.
Contact 9 B New Rd. Vreed-
en-Hoop. Tel. 254-1195.
1 YAMAHA Chappy 50cc -
$65 000, 1 Bar-B-O nrll 0
Cvu, i amaha Generator EF
260bD $150 000, 20 haning
basket plants for $60 0OO
total. Call telephone # 225-
5652, 618-2526.
ISUZU Canter $1.3M,
Model M truck without cabin -
3M, 6640 Ford tractor -
2.5M.b 5-ton electrical dryer -
$3M, bumper $790 000,
German trailers $250 000.
Call 233-2423, 641-7073.
-..u-j Game
,uoe, N64 and Game Boy
systems, game disc and
cartridges now in stock. Many
new releases. DVD players,
DVD movies. Best low prices.
Special discounts for game
shop owners. Visit
& DVD STORE" Pouderoyen
Main Road, WBD. Mon. Sat.
- 10 am 8 pm. Call 609-
813"t, 611-9001.

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02S i'SirUDAYtOA.MROl' GL'OliEA 5, 2007



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.
HONDA Pressure washed s. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower.
1 mitre saw, 1 air compressor. 1 2
'/2" Plainer, 1 Yamaha 6000
,nerato.r C311l '67-22
SPECIAL low prices:
amplifiers, speakers, DVD, CD
Burners, TVs, voltage
regulator, EQ, car amp, mini
camcorder, microwave. 669-
9386, 645-1059,
1 TC 57 New Holland
combine, good working order,
in the fierd working. 1 Ford
6610 tractor 2 6-cylinder
International Combine
engines. Tel. 232-0547, 623-
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM.
56K Fax modem. keyboard,
mouse, speakers, monitor,
DVD-ROM & or CD Burner,
floppy drive. Call 623-7875.
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
prices. Ruimzeight Gardens,
WCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm
or any time on weekend or
Shobha 0011-623-651-
ONE portable Hobart
welder/generator 140 amp,
4 500 watt/110/220 volt. circuit
breaker-. Tel, 220-3599. One
Toyota Corolla AE. 642-5590.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats. pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knoos,
etc. Technician available. Call
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 623-7875.
COMPUTER Programme
from $2 000 Office 2007, Coral
Draw 13. AutoCAD 06, Antivirus
07, Learning Spanish, Typing.
Encarta 2007. Accounting &
Point-of-Sale Games and
more. Call Anthony 227-
8010, 625-7090.
1 PERKINS generator 50
KVA $3M (neg.), 1 19 KVA,
generator German engine -
$600 000, (multi planner.
joiner, saw and Mortiser) $400
000, 240v, 1 Mortiser 440v -
$200 000, 1 table saw with
Lister engine on wheels $450
000.1 table cross cut saw, 440v
- $200 000, 1 drill dress 440v -
$200 000, 1 Sander, 440v.
Rajen 275-0208, 626-0350.
CAUSTIC soda, 55 Ibs $4
640. alum, 55 lbs $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.
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Photushop 10.
Corel Draw 13, Office 2007.
2O25 Lrickbooks & Peach tree
Accounting, Point-oi-o=m,
Encarta 2007, Typing and
children educational, games
and much more. Call Anthony
227-8010. 625-7090.
1 LONG Base canter
MMC, 1 Short Base dump,
canter MMC, 1 forklift. 2-ton, 1
7-ton truck dump ramp. 1
Honda 5600 watts generator,
2 -ton bucket with hydraulic
hose and control valve.
Contact 612-6165, 270-4165
8 pm 5pm, 270-4102 5
pm 9 pm..
launch. 55 ft. length, 11 ft. -
Wi.- .'0 rPd by Marine
Caterpillar, Turbo charge, t0o
Hp engine $6M neg., 1 -
8210 4WD tractor with 1 20
dish Bladan Rome Plough -
$4M neg., 1 steel pontoon, 34
ft. length. 16 ft. wide -
$4M. Contact 624-9125.
ONE complete music set
with 8 b ttoms 18" Fane
speakers. 3 upright tops with
15" double speakers. 4 44T
Drive horns, 6 QSC
r C Cequa lisers,
arri *p ,
crossovers (NumarK),
amps Turn-up transformer. 6 -
100 watts bullets. Also 8 metal
hail spou larrinp: 18" x 15"
coinplet. with wires, disco
.':, ,,: i' r .i-in e. O ne
I, .- i with bed
hIier, search lamps and winch.
Call 263-7305 or 618-8996.


1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
62 3-55344, 227-3717.
TOYOTA Mark 11, SX 70.
Immaculate condition. Tel. 275-
0041. _____ _____
1 TOYOTA Carina 212, PKK
series, excellent condition.dition Call
218-4863. "
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880,
TOYOTA Chase' GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition a/c. Contact Numbers:
S610-9218, 231-9140
ONE Austin Maestro 500
car, one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013.
1 DODGE Dacota Sport
pickup King Cab under 20 000
miles. Tel. 222-5741, 650-8393.
ONE 22 RB dragline, in
good working condition. Contact
el. 618-4483. Price $2.7M
TOYOTA Ipsum, executive
style, leather interior, double
sunroof, TV, DVD, 17" mag. Tel
ONE YR20 Tovota Town
Ace, PEE, stick gear'- $680 000
neg. 645-3596, 660-4816 -
John. ____
ONE RZ Long Base
minibus. BHH series. AC, CD
player, mags. Tel. 233-2939 or
excellent condition, spoiler,
mag rims, music, CD. Tel. 259-
0836, 612-9143.
FACTORY refurbished
excavator Daewoo Solar 200
111. Price S12.5M neg. Call
ETC. 684-0643.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model,
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.
1 AT 170, Carina PGG series
automatic, fully powered, rnags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 000

1 GJJ 'Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump, 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call 640-
ONE RZ minibus, BHH
series, Long Base. Excellent
condition. Price $1.4M neg.
Call 227-3862, 622-6673.
10 RZ minibuses. Must go -
$650 000 up. Tel. 269-0258,
1 212 CARINA, 1 192
Carina, immaculate condition.
Price neg. Call 225-4500, 225-

TOYOTA Stariet ($900 000)
alarm, start, AT 190, Tundra
bubble back $6M. Leyland
Truck, Camry. 618-7483, 218-
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims. 4
AGE, 20 valve engine, Pioneer
music system, crystal lights.
Contact -641-4210.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
excellent condition, mag
'-""c' -foo lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. i ,p.. -
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in
excellent condition with all bars,
1 Nissan 4 x 4, Nissan Caravan.
Tel. 225-8802, 629-5387.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition, reeds
body work tape deck. AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-0236.
1 HILUX Surf 4-Runner (5-
--.nt, start. AC. arrnm.
door) ,......
CD. roof rack, crash bar, etc. -p,>,
T. I '.-2-9757 or 668-6161.
1 HB 12. Nissan Laurel
Sprint (Dark Green). Good
condition, fully powered. Price
S475 D000. L catior '".,,.,,..
Lodge. Contact 823- 2 -
.erles autornahc fully powvured.
rcusic, very clean
Price $325 00i( neai
.~' "* 97 226-7855

Newly arrived,,!


1 SERIES, 111 Land Rover,
working condition. Tel. Call No.
622-6150, 660-3008._
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
1 AA 60 TOYOTA Carina
motor and 1 Nissan Blue Bird,
RV 11, in excellent condition.
Contact Mohan on 220-9801 or
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab, dump, 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Call 640-
TOYOTA NZE Corolla, 2002
Model (XLI). Contact 643-2817
or 220-7107.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4.- fully
loaded $2.9M hardly used.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-seater,
manual, new seats, new engine.
Price $1.1M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 EP 82 Starlet, 2-door -
automatic fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player, alarm.
Price $950 000. Contact Rocky
- 225-1400, 621-5902.
-....2.. ..... .. ....%.. .. ......... ... ...... ...........
1 TOYOTA AE 81 Corolla,
private, manual. Price $425
00. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner (V6-
EFI) LHD automatic, fully
powered. CD, music, alarm.
rice $2.2M, new spray job
included. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
AA 60 CARINA. Price $200
000; one RT 100 gear box -
$20 000. Phone 444-246T or
622-6387 (C ll).
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103, 616-0956.
AT 192 $1-.3M, AT 212 -
$1.6M, Mitsubishi Lancer -
$1.6M, RAV-4 $2.2M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
excellent condition: 2 AT 192
Carina EFI, fully powered.
Tei. 222-2905, 641-382-1.
AT 192 $1.3M, G-Touring
Waqon 17" rims, roof rack, etc. -
$1.5M, RAV-4 $2.6M. Unique
Auto Sales -- 227-3551, 647-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
nnod condition, CD/Tape player,
Bubble tray, dual air bag, iTiay
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220,
AT 192 $1 150 000, RAV-4
-PJJ series, mags, roof rack, etc.
$2.6M. Clean. Unique Auto
Sales 227-3551, 647-0856.
Turbo $2.3M, Nissan Serena
mini van $2.5M, Toyota Tacoma
$2.1M. Tel. 225-7332, 225-
2 TOYOTA RZ minibuses in
excellent condition. Mag rims.
music system (EFI). Tel. 229-
6206, 651-1425.
I"'r1VnTA Tundra.2000
model. Price $3.2lvii ne.
Contact Tel. # 612-8214, 629-
ONE B 14 Sentra car in
good condition. PGG 1767. Meag
rims, CD player. AC. etc. Price -
$1 200 000. Tel. # 227-3336 or
BMW 325i Convertible,
auto atic, low Ii i I .1 I
curtain and ,
Excellent condition S1.9M
-R77 647-3000
Phone z.-,, .
FORD Wrecker truck crash
bar. lift bar, needs rinor works.
sold as is. Must see. Price 34150
00i0 Phone 227-7677 (-i47-

ONE la'lr, lMiiiu i
Lancer with i7" c r! i l1.
,iltomatic S l.5M . i
C(i y 6.! 7- 16. 2..7 ,
DI C,~ i -b4 83,

1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue. PKK series, W/ CD, AC,-etc.
4 20" mg rims (nickel). W/6
lugs. Tel. 2 1-0336, 625-3898
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.
Series $ 1 150 000 neg., 1 AT
170 Corona PGG Series 45
engine $95d 000 neg. Call 222-
2640, 613_-8221.
TOYOTA Starlet Turbo -
automatic, fully powered AC, CD
player, mags, excellent
Condition. Lady driven 622-
0112, 625-2959.
1 LADIES motorcycle
80CC, 1 EP 71 Starlet 4-door, i
Toyota Townace minibus, 12-
seater. No reasonable offer
refused. Call 623-8682 Willie.
1 EP 71 Starlet Turbo,
automatic meg rims. $725 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
cat eye, hardly used $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina -
(back wheel drive), manual, fully
powered, meg rims, private -
$550 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
. ... .... .. . ........ .... ............. e. .. . .
Nissan B13 Sentra,
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Price $65d
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
621-5902. ____

--' -_. .. . '
"'* s ., 1 ,

190 E Mercedes Benz'
Limited Edition 2.6, 6
cylinder, automatic, '=.ii
powered, sun roof, custom
Interior work, ,' skirt
package, CD player and
Price: $1.275,0001

1 NISSAN Sunny (JN 100)
SN13 diesel engine, L Hand,
PHH Series, manual. $650 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1'400/621-
1 TOYOTA 212 Carina,
PJJ Series, .never in hire,
automatic, full powered, a/c,
meg rims.. $U.7M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra manual,
fully powered, AC, (flip lights),
immaculate condition. Price
;67 UUU. 1--t-+t .-l-
225-1400/ 621-5902.
AE 100 TOYOTA Sprinter -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, private $1.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621 -
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-
door manual, 4 x 4, straight six, left
hand, immaculate condition. Price
$1.6M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(Turbo) manual, fully powered,
AC, (2-door), CD player. alarm.
spoiler $775 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 AT. 170 Toyota Corona (
fuli y ufomatic, fully
powered, a/c, immacuiaio
condition. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
NISSAN Twin Cab pick-up
4-cylinder. 5-speed, a/c, just of)
wharf. Never registered. Will
i-,r at no c st o buyer.
,- i-nrl work. $975 000.
Call -- .. 225-2505.
FORD Lincoln Lirnousine:
(BLACK). seven-seater, first to
arrive in Guyana. Needs some
ith documents n

work. soiu ....
$2 5M or best offer. Phone
4631 647-3000. e
MUST be sold I AT 170)
Cnra with 4 AGE enqino. mrag
rims, sp..,'ilcr .ure,: :. 2 'o: Nissan
nn' 1 I i iwheei dive
.,-I 1 K Cairin Wa aon
Contaci Prodesh 27. ... .
7 r ..:'I

190E Mercedes Benz
Special Edition automatic,
fully powered, 2.6-cylinder, full
flair package and lots of extra.
Must see, needs minor work, sold
as is. Price $975 000. Phone
647-3000, 225-2503, 225-4631.
BMW 325i Convertible,
automatic,, low mileage, leather
curtain and CD players.
Excellent condition. $1".9M.
Phone 227-7677, 647-3000..
FORD Lincoln Limousine:
(BLACK), seven-seater first to
arrive in Guyana. Needs some
work, sold as is with documents -
$2.5M or best offer. Phone 225-
4631, 647-3000.
AT 170 CARINA, fully
powered, AC, mags, music. Call
256-3216, 621-3875..
TOYOTA Mark 11 GX81 -
fully powered $990 000 (neg.),
2 Canter Toyota, Long Base, off
wharf $$2.8M (neg). Rajen -
275-0208, 626-0351.
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EFI, mags, automatic. Excellent
condition. Price $700 000. 1
Nissan FB 13 Stick Gear
$500,000. Call: 629-4236.
ONE AT 170 CORONA, fully
loaded, price $900 000.
Contact Gary off # 225-8404.
cell 624-2254.
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.
(White). Excellent condition,
mag rims, automatic, clean
interior and exterior. Contact
Curwin on 618-7119. Price -
$875 000. ,
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1 AT 192 CARINA, ricee -
$1 300 000, tAT 170 stick gear-
580 000. 1 RZ minibus cat eye.
EFI $1 200 000. Phone 268-
3953, 612-5419.
1 RAV-4 fully loaded, flair
kit 20" chrome rims, DVD player
AC $2.4M neg., 1 R6 Yamaha
*2001 model, 1 motorcycle $850
000 neg. Tel. 229-6363 or 623-
SERVICE South and
Cummings Streets needs any
amount oT cars to work at Base.
Contact Mr. Khan anytime,
225-9700 or 609-6600.
1 AT 170 $700 000, $775
000 neg., 1 AE 100 $1.1M, 1
baby car seat $10 000, 4 radios
(M 120) complete with car
antenna, base antenna,
complete with battery & charger
$325 000. Tel. 270-6007, 621-
1 2 000 Model AT 212 -
fully loaded, DVD Pioneer 6-disc
changer, remote start, alarm.
rims, dual air bags, anti lock
brakes, very low mileage, late
PKK series. Contact 613-0613,
DAVID Auto Sales. We
buy and sell used vehicles
locate 238 South Rd. &
Alexander St. AT 170
Carina & Corolla, AE 100,
Sprinter & Corolla, AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina,
Mitsubishi Lancer, Long and
Short base minibus. 22 -1845
- Mon. Fri., 229-6253
:..:.. M .o n.....-. .:.:._. 2.2.9.:.6..2.5... .. .......-
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
.19 ne.w 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 (C).
AT 212. 1. AT 170 Carina, fully
loaded, both cars have fu i
chrome mags, 1 HB 12 Sunny,
Black, nickeTmags, sunroof, fully
powered, 1 AT 150 Corona,
automatic, 1 4 x 4 Runner (5-
door), 1 Mitsubishi Pajero 1
Mercedes Benz. 2 IRZ
minibuses. 2 small buses 2 pick
ups, 2 AT 192, 2AE 100. contact
Mr. Khan, behind Brickdam
Police Station, 10/1/0 Hadfield
Street or 225-9700 609-6600.
233-2336, 623-997 ...........................
--.."' -nta Land Cruiser FJ
80. Automatic transmissiu, .
engine. 4 500 cc engine, EFI.
ful ry 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 laps, adjustable
rier'q .-hoi el, roof rack, back
,, i- ., i:j back toe bar, 5
doors, sun visor, power steering,
,-v I2v ,ii -,i .. k and front

wiper, air conumu,.,,.
power mirrors, fully security
system from theft, 2 years 10
months old. PJJ series
immaculate concd!!ton, excellent
,nterioi and fuel ci.-.nsumpition.
veil kept. ne-ver *er in the

ANITA'S Auto Sale, Lot 43
Croal & Alexander Streets. Tel.
227-8550, 628-2833. 227-
8910. We have for sale Toyota
Carina/Corona AT 212, AT 192,
AT 170, AT 150, Toyota
Sprinter, Corolla AE 110, AE
100-AE 91, Toyota HI Ace 15-
seater EFI, RZ3Y Toyota Dynae,
MMC Canter 2 & 3-fon Toyota
& Nissan 4 x 4, 2 x 2 enclosed
and open tray, Toyota & Nissan
small bus in private, Mitsubishi

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Ford Tow Truck
needs general work
sold as is.
Price $450,000.

Corolla NZE 121. AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota HiJux Extra Cab LN 172.
SLN170 RZN 174 Toyota Hilux
Double Cab- YN 107, LN 107, LN
.165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN 169.
Toyota Hilux Single Cab LN
106, Toyota Hilux Surf-RZN 185
YN 130, KZN 185. Mitsubishi
* Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV,
Toyota Carina AT 192, AT
212, Toyota Marino AE 100.
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV RO1. Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA 11,
Toyota Mark 1PSUM SXM 15,
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer
CK 2A, Toyota Corona
Premio AT 210, Toyota Hiace
Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE
100. Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973, 227-
3185. Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.
226-4939/1683-6322. A NAME

HANDYBOY. 227-7468.
WANTED- attractive
waitresses: Call.616-9900.
.- "..,IT y. TEL.
FROM THE tuu,.. ...
Computer literate person. #
WANTED one Hire Car
preferably from

Driver ..
Georgetown. Call .a'e-_,...
SUPERVISOR. 624-5082
AGES 30 -- 50. '

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1 MAID age 45 50.
Call 231-2977 ask for
at a restaurant. Apply in person
.... .53 .. .. ... .... ... ..K ?...... ....- .
ONE Store Clerk, 2 Cooks
and 2 Assistant Cooks. Apply in
person at 53 David St., Kitty.
TEL. 225-5075, 225-7364.

Apply in person to
27 Lama Ave, Bet Air Park.
(Next to the Chronicle)
ONE live-in Maid from
country area, 40 to 50 years
old. Good salary. Call 220-
1 DOMESTIC between 38
& 48 yrs. to work from 8 am -
5:30 pm. Tel. 223-7781 or 626-
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
preferably from country area 30
45 yrs. Tel. 226-4756, 621-
SERVICE 641-2284.
PHARMACIST to work part
or full-time daily. Central
Georgetown. Tel. 227-1417.
ONE general Domestic
within the ages 25 40,
preferably from G/town.
Serious enquiring only. Call #
227-5637, 8:30 am 6:30 pm.
WANTED Gardener/
Handyman and general
Domestic. Tel. 226-1757, 225-
5641..24 Belvoir Court, Be[ Air.
ONE Security Guard, age
35 55 yrs. Apply in person at
288 Middle St., G/town.
Preferably from East Coast.
ONE Domestic to work 3
days a week. Apply at 192
Duncan St., Newtown, Kitty.
ONE vehicle Driver. Valid
car/van Licence, one
Handyman, Carpentry. exp. an
asset. Tel. 227-1830.
PORTERS, Bill Clerks and
Cooks. Apply at Survival, 16
Duncan St.& Vlissengen Road
with written application.
ONE female Cook to work
in the Interior. Accommodation
provided. For information, call
23-1609, 668-8052, 777-
ONE general Domestic
age 25 40 yrs. Apply 297 B
Tnomas St., South C/burg,
House behind Cyril's Garage.
Ask for Alma.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic
preferably from country area
age 25 -35 yrs. Tel. 226-1377Y
or 618-3646.
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
-person can contact tel. # 225-
703, 625-5136...........
0957. _______
CONTRACT c- .s with
Drivers for Taxi Ser ce at
Cornelia Ida on the W'CD.
Contact 276-0557
HONEST ve-;n Domestic
35 50 years. Good w.aes.
Phone 22:'-/209. between
9.00 hrs and 11 .50 hrs
Scheme. Person ..
S I,-, .: o r -- ,, ,1

WANTED eo kers
peiahzeds iir Coo ; and
a; 136 RegentiRoad Bourar
G/town in person
Applyi'', j rver,-or. "/.;;to v.rnttern

EX ,CA ';,i0 r? On:-r.
.. /.o i .. ''; .i \ .. i

Clori r, 1 da i
G( !"'--, e S ,
rSt. 225-38 1 .

01 ONE '-- ", 1 \v"aC rM d P ,A U D .
k! i d n r, ,irt ,'.c;ii .'- ,
S22-42W. '2-'0 be.v'-n
(th" agJes o! "r', h;.l 35

MECHANIC to work in the
Interior. Must have knowledge of
Cat Excavators, Perkins engine
and Arc welding. Call # Z25-
2535. 626-6909.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown.'Tel. 625-1906.
experience necessary. Age 40
yrs and over. Salary negotiable.
.22-9961, _231-_176_
and Hair Stylists to rent stations
at bright & busy salon. Call 683-
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
person can contact tel. # 225-
703, 625-5136.____

Apply in person to
27 Lama Ave, Bel Air Park.
(Next to the Chronicle)

cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 commerce St.,
G/town. 9-11 am.
Apply in person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St.
G /tow. 9 -11am.............. ..............
ONE Cook to work at private
residence. Must be experienced
and qualified. Call 227-4857
between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
ONE Security Guard (male)
between 35 and 45 yrs. Apply in
person. 83 Laluni Street,
Queenstown G/town. Raddison
Suites Hotel.
1 DOMESTIC, preferable
age 18 25 yrs. Call Tel. # 226-
2710. Visit Lot 33 Fort Street,
Kingston, G/town, for further

CALL 226-9
between (25 a
Drivers, Hand
Shopping Cen
St., Bo urda.
231-1404 OR
TO 7:15 AM. ,
Apply within
Store, 5 Ame
a small family
area to work a
Age 35_to 45
- wanted Wa
cooked. App l
Tel. 226-5972
10:00 h and
Waiters. Yit
Hack s Hala
Commerce St
-11 am.
be able to ans
in person to I
1 Garnett & I
ville. Tel. 226
_. -. ,
general ele
movieS, rmusi
e 1) c'" e I c C
secondary ed
Robb Street.
Storr or P)

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Lvi. --a2! an1

ar'': ernents
nv recrm

Apljhlicants imL

, Vi ,, i
227- P506i

Call on the .,
Siiop lu rrl'u,
eaIity Tel '/ 2
to", :r

ENCED Salesgirl
nd 35 yrs), Porters,
lyman. Apply Mays
ntre, 98 E egent


A must-win game for

South Africa and England

... expect a cracker on Tuesdav

By S. Rajesh

WHILE New Zealand assured
themselves of a place in the
semi-finals with the win in
Grenada, the result has put
South Africa's semi-final
prospects in serious jeopardy.
With just one match to go,
the South Africans are on six
points, just two in front of En-
gland, who also have -an extra
match in hand. The two teams
clash on Tuesday, in a must-win
game for both teams. Not only,
is the result critical to those two
teams, it will also impact a
couple of other sides in the tour-
Scenario 1: England beat
South Africa
England will then be level
with South Africa on six points,
and will have an excellent op-
portunity to seal their semi-fi-
nal spot with a win against
West Indies. South Afripa will'
finish their Super Eight cam-
paign on,six points, and will
sweat on the results of the other
games to keep them in the hunt:
for them to go through, West
Indies will have to beat England,
which will then leave three

S.ALESGIRLS and Porter.

teams South Africa, England,
and West Indies or Bangladesh
- on six points.
Net run rates will then
come into play, which is again
bad news for South Africa -
they are currently languish-
ing at -0.21, and a defeat
against England won't help
their cause much. Graeme
Smith might just regret the
fact that he bowled five overs
for 56 against West Indies, al-
lowing them to come within

Graeme Smith will have
plenty of time to mull over
things if South Africa lose
to England on Tuesday.

NUI IUKU. TEL. /pin-"Y prs v .i wrin 7 t
S621-5310. application to Regent 67runs of their 356.
Household Electronic at 143 England going past South
,RD TO WORK AT Regent Road. Bourda. Tel. No.
SE FROM 9:30 PM 227-4402 or 225-2792. Africa will also suit West Indies
CALL 227-2186 OR 1.... iHAIRDRESSER -&T Nail and Bangladesh perfectly. Brian
Technician. Must be Lara and Habibul Bashar have
RLS & Handyboys. experienced and have own
Prakash Variety clients. Contact Phenella been talking about their World
arica St. Tel. 227- Baptiste Oasis Beauty Image & Cups being over already,.but
Barber Shop, upstairs of C & F Cu
.LE live-in Maid for Mall. 227-0702, 660-3910. they just might have rushed it a
y from the country -.y .WANTED 'at Survival bit. If England's victory margin
Good Hope, ECU. Supermarket- Drivers, Cashiers. against South Africa is a narrow
. Tel. 686-2178. Applicants must apply with aa narrow
Restaurant & Bar written application and a one, and if West Indies thrash
alter, Waitress and passport size photo to: 16 Bangladesh and England (it
in person. Derick. uncan St. and Vlissengengen ad
between hours of Road. Tel. # 227-8506. F might look unlikely at the mo-
.................... SIX (6) dogs (Doberman & ment, but nothing's beyond' a
ENCED Drivers, German Shepherd), 6 rnths am whih h hri al an
tchen Assistant, yrs $10 $20 00 instant cash. team which has Chris Gayle and
Ap ly in person Contact Maryann- RK's Security Lara in their batting line-up),
al restaurant, 5 Services, 172 Light & Charlotte th NRR
reet, G/town. 9 am Streets, Georgetown. Tel. 226- their NRRmight just sneak up
7541, 227-5:.072:.... beyond that of England and
SS Cleaner. Must DRIVER. On:rator (with South Africa. Ditto for
swer phone. Apply electrical experience). Apply in B
Hilton Restauran person with passport size picture, Bangladesh, if they beal ireland
Middleton Sts., C/ valid identification and and West Indies.
3-5818 application addressed to
CS-HIER' Manager of Demerarara Ice CO Scenario 2: South Africa
UNTASHICLERS. Ltd Address 29 & 32 Cactus beat England
UNT ERT BCLERK Road, West Ruimveldt. Greater
pSy at B -"," '-. 7T" --e.1 ---, Realisticaly',that's South
. i person with LIST of Species: Purple Africa's only chance of mak-
Heart, Darina Kabukali, ing it to the last four. A
DYS & girls to sell Shibadan (Pink), Tauroniro. w as
Sctronics items, Tatabu, Siverballi (Brcwn), Soulh African win will also
c. etc. Must have Green Heart. RE[3 Cedar shut out England. West Indies
ar j a rc .! Lumbr HMS 1 & 2 Scrap,
uc'atio Hrn,,i Coconuts 4" 'r ,,iaetr a' p and Bangladesh, making tI5o
,G.!,,, ia r Variety uJrn Ipk is Conw ,st No. 622-o.
Box# /02 7435, 643-8028 AJ 650-6156 -
zior- R Ial a a *
. ..e.e atc rouiver
a valhd Drivers ONE Domestic wcrker to [atch VOU I
Police Clearanc.v wash. press c eaC n. io --"
S. and general housework. AisoJ
.noi num'ers Chn,,'.. %o de" bur!sirness
._--i- ;-, j mak. c ril r in agesie a ". 1 arid 7
for ter e Iew. Must WorKino hours 7 -1rn 3 pn-l. h m
Si ,arar lteres ed oer -o,, ,F :
;.: ,'-:; M aaoi a, Tn, 2, ; . (2-'5- 1
S299 or 628-.,75

,v i .ertise "n
Dapp witr a relable on..d 1 '
S.1 to *1 O! -nca!-i to opera e g(r ss c.' ... .,: -s
"'' '' plus $8 000 tiav' r, ,.
t C iunti v, ciniiiai po \i '.
I Ivi Lij e /Ar"s q .:Ii ,,l in, Lrn lc,n !-r o n e .
e r n a tl i i-,'Ar l Ji. | i!, p I
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of the last four matches -
West Indies versus
Bangladesh and West In'dies
versus England completely
Australia, New Zealand,

Sri Lanka and South Africa
will then be the four semi-fi-
nalists, with the rest of the
matches only deciding the po-
sitions within the top four.

Kiwis confirm semi-

final spot after ...

(From back page)
Bond's opening over, the second of the day.
He played-and missed four in a row, including a no-ball, before
pushing the fifth to Jacob Oram at cover diving forward after scor-
ing only a single.
Left-armer Franklin, transformed bowler when given some as-
sistance from the elements, jagged-the final delivery of his second
over back into A.B. de Villiers' pads and won an lbw decision be-
fore the opener had scored. It was de Villier's fourth duck of the

Jacques Kallis and Herschelle Gibbs, although beaten repeat-
edly outside their off-stumps, resurrected the innings. Both struck
Oram over his head for sixes and they took the total to 52 when
Kallis (22) mishit Daniel Vettori to Bond at mid-off.
Jeetan Patel, recalled in place of Mark Gillespie to partner
Vettori, bowled a highly impressive spell of off-spin, varying his
flight and pace cleverly in an initial spell of eight overs for'19 runs.
A subdued Gibbs reached his.eighth World Cup half-century
but was then out for 60 from 100 balls when he played McMillan's
medium pace on to his stumps and the remaining batsmen got starts
but failed to capitalise.
New Zealand lost Peter Fulton caught at slip off Makhaya
Ntini for 16 and then Ross Taylor lbw to Andre Nel for 10 with
the total on 42.
Fleming and Styris took the score to 120 before: the Kiwi cap-
tain was out to the next ball after completing his half-century from
83 balls with six fours, edging Shaun Pollock to Mark Boucher stand-
ing up to the stumps.
Styris, who averaged over a hundred before yesterday, knocked
the ball into the gaps to reach his fifth score in excess of 50 in the
tournament from 77 balls before he was caught by Gibbs off left-
arm spinner Robin Peterson.
McMillan (38 not out) scored freely at the end, striking
Peterson for a mighty six and hitting Ntini over his head for

G. Smith c Oram b Bond 1
AB de Villlers Ibw b Franklin 0
J. Kallis c Bond b Vettori 22
H. Gibbs b McMillan 60
A. Prince c Patel b McMillan 37
M. Boucher c Fulton b McMillan 16
S. Pollock not out 21
A. Hall c Oram b Bond 17
R. Peterson not out 8
Extras: (lb-3, w-7, nb-1) 11.
Total: (seven wkts, 50 overs) 193
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-3, 3-52, 4-128,'
Bowling: Franklin 7-2-16-1, Bond
10-.-26-2, Oram 5-2-23-0, Patel 10-1-
36-0, Vettori 10-0-50-1, Styris 3-0-16-
0, McMillan 5-0-23-3.

R Fulton c Hall b Ntini 16
S. Fleming c wkpr Boucher
b Pollock 50
R. Taylor lbw b Nel 10
S. Styris c Gibbs b Peterson 56
C. McMillan not out 38
J. Oram b Nel 10
B. McCullum not out 4
Extras: (io-3, w-8, nb-1) 12
Total: (five wkts, 48.2 overs) 196
Fall of wickets:1-25, 2-42, 3-120, 4-
Bowling: Pollock 10-0-30-1, Ntini 10-
0-42-1, Nel 9.2-0-33-2, Hall 8-0-32-0,
Kallis 4-0-17-0, Peterson 7-0-39-1.
Points: New Zealand 2, South Africa

(From page 31)

esi level in the coming years.
"We have the players it is a maler of having the right for-
mnat to our cricket. Oilier teams are more ahead where technology
is conccmrnd; we aie sIill scratching the surface.
"We have been talking about an lae'demy to h;' ness ro
tale)it hasn't happened yet. There ito' so man- thing.
we need to do to get back into the arena."
'Lloyd said thai one oft Ihe maj)r I'oeCus(.h luild he to raise the
standard of the inlia-island compeIitions siihl\ changing the for-

"We munl iLo something o iliprovl our diomenlslic c'rickel. Il
lias goi to be of a much beticr standard. \Ve n'iCt hgCeilt pci, i'
chosen iior'Tci- and onie-tiday games.
"At Ihe domestic level w\e iusM hiasc ,aineirs thal are able I,
pul ltheim throughh their paces No it won't he alien to ithenm. wh,'
Ihey comeC into the t ire leaCn set-iup." lie a-iJ
\Vest Indies lace Bangladeslh (April 91 and England (April
2 i) in B1.r)ados ii their iial ti

26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 15, 2007


Silver Birch wins

Grand National thriller By N.

By Justin Palmer

(Reuters) Outsider Silver
Birch held off the fast-finish-
ing McKelvey as Ireland cel-
ebrated another Grand Na-
tional triumph at Aintree yes-
Silver Birch, ridden by
Robbie Power, trained by Gor-
don Elliott and sent off at odds
of 33-1, dug deep into his
stamina reserves to win the four
and a half mile slog in blazing
McKelvey (12-1), ridden
by Tom O'Brien, was second,
beaten three quarters of a length,
and Slim Pickings (33-1),
partnered by Barry Geraghty
was third.
"Unbelievable. What a
ride I got the whole way
round. He jumped and trav-
elled great," Power said.
"I looked around turning for
home and he was going the best.

Credit to Gordon, he has done
some job to get this horse
Power's triumph was
slightly soured after he was
given a four-day ban by race
stewards for hitting Silvel Birch
with his whip "with excessive
frequency and in the wrong
Elliott, 29, only began his
training career early last
year and Silver Birch was his
.first. runner in the famous
steeplechase. He was the
youngest trainer of the en-
tries in the 40-strong field
and said winning was a
"dream come true".
"If he jumped the last two
then I thought we had it. We
struggle enough in this game and
I'm certainly going to celebrate
Irish-trained horses have
now won six of the last nine
Nationals and four of the last

Silver Birch was making it
third time lucky at Aintree. A
leading fancy in 2005 when
trained by now champion
trainer Paul Nicholls, he failed
to line up after falling ill and
then exited at the Chair fence last

Power had the 10-year-old
well-positioned throughout.
Jumping to the front at the fi-
nal fence, Silver Birch had to
withstand a late rally from
McKelvey who battled all the
way to the line but could not
quite reel in the leader.
McKelvey would have
provided the first Welsh-
trained National winner
since 1905 and trainer Peter
Bowen was left wondering
what might have been.
"That felt brilliant, until we
got beat," he said. "He has run
a real good race."
Thirteen horses finished the


DOB: 2.4.76 M

DOD: 11.04.05

Two years have passed since our
Beloved Allison was called away
God took her home it was His will
But in our hearts she liveth still

God grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot
change Courage to change t.. 4
the things I can and
wisdom to know
The difference


Inserted by her loving parents:
Clive arid ivUreen Kellman

Her grand parents: Benjie and
Mary Kellman

Her children: Terrell, Kiana and

Brothers: Paul, Neil, Rohdell,
Alex and Andell

Sister: Sheyna A

Nieces: nephews and ofher
a 3 ) family in theUSA

race but there was disappoint-
ment for the backers of the three
8-1- co-favourites.
Point Barrow fell at the
first; Monkerhostin, the sub-
ject of a huge gamble from
25-1, refused at the Foinavon
fence on the first circuit

Silver Birch had the
strength to hold on in the
final stages. (BBC Sport)

while Joes Edge did not fin-
ish, continuing the poor re-
cent record of favourites in
the race. Only four of the
last 29 have won.
"He pulled up lame. we
don't know what the problem
is," said Graham Lee, rider of
Joes Edge.
Last year's winner
Numbersixvalverde, bidding to
win back-to-back Nationals for
the first time since Red Rum in
1974, came home a well-beaten.
Eleven-time champion
jockey Tony McCoy suffered
another Grand National disap-
pointment, finishing only 10th
on L'Ami. The Irishman is still
waiting for his first National
winner in 12 attempts.
The sweltering tempera-
tures took their toll with the
final race of the day cancelled
after National contender
Graphic Approach required
prolonged treatment on the
course after suffering from
heat stress.


(Reuters) Bangladesh will
wear the tag of favourites for
once when they face
debutants Ireland in a Super
Eight clash today between
two World Cup giant-killers.
The youngest Test nation
and Ireland, an associate team of
mostly amateurs, will take cen-
tre stage at the imposing
Kensington Oval on a day origi-
nally earmarked for the derby
clash between traditional rivals
India and Pakistan.
The fast-improving
Bangladesh dealt India a shock
defeat and Ireland achieved a
bigger feat by defeating Pakistan
to condemn both the former
champions to first-round exits.
Scores of Indian and Pa-
kistan fans,-who had planned
their trips well in advance,
will be in the neutral sections
joining thie boisterous Blar-
ney Army and a handful of
Bangladesh fans.
Habibul Bashar's team
would hope to win after prov-
ing their maiden second-round

qualification was not a fluke
when they caused another ma--
jor upset over formidable South
However, both Bangladesh
and Ireland will heave a sigh of
relief as their batsmen floun-
dered on the lively pitch against
world class pace.
The Irish are licking their
wounds after Australian fast
bowlers Glenn McGrath and

Shaun Tait routed them for 91
to hand them a nine-wicket de-
feat on Friday.
Bangladesh fared marginally
better, 143 all out in .their four-
wicket defeat against England on
The contest will be a sort
of Cup anticlimax before the
frenzy for the last semi-final


slots resumes.
Bangladesh, with two
points and a final game in
hand against below-par West
Indies, are not entirely out of
the race while Ireland are,
having lost all their four Su-
per Eight games.
However, Bashar admit-"
ted after the England loss his
team would be realistic and
focus on the two matches at
"We are looking forward to
the two games left and we
should finisthsixth or seventh."
Ireland have shown great
spirit so far to win many fans
and their fielding in particular
has remained excellent.
Skipper Trent Johnston be-
lieves his'team are capable of de-
feating Bangladesh.
"It would mean everything
(to beat them)," he said on Fri-
day. "We have come here to put
Irish cricket on the map.
"It's a huge game for us
and it is the one game we
looked at and thought 'we
could win this'."
The seven-week World
Cup culminates in the final
in Barbados on April 28.'



The Children, Grand
Children and other relatives
of the Late MArION A:
who passed away on March
26, 2007 sincerely thank all -

those kind persons who offered words of sympathy
and encouragement, kept wake, attended her funeral,
sent cards, wreaths, flowers, emails and in any other

way supported us in our resent bereavement.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 15, 2007 21

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses! All stupid and...

(From page 28).
Ken Gordon is like the 'Em-
peror who had no -clothes
on'? Is he the only one still.
singing the praises of this
woeful production of the West
Indies cricket team?
West Indies cricket, or the
workings of this, despite the
wonderful new stadiums, has
been laid bare in the eyes of the-
world during the ICC CWC
2007. The West Indies cricket
team has been made to look like
real cricketing idiots in the pres-
ence of their less talented, but
absolutely more ambitious,
committed and focused contem-
In the meantime, all the erst-
while President of the West
Indies Cricket Board could sug-
gest is that "the Caribbean press
is at fault for the team's contin-
ued less-than-impressive show-
ing." If that is not 'killing the
messenger' and not, obviously,
realising the message, tlhen
something is more wrong than,
even now, is obvious. Maybe

After all, Martin Luther
King, Malcolm X and Ma-
hatma Gandhi died doing ex-
actly that; being messengers
and giving messages that
never were understood, to this
very day! I do not even de-
serve to be mentioned in their
wake, but I expect to be cru-
cified after this too.
A few days ago, in Grenada,
while doing commentary for the
BBC Test Match Special team,
I had a conversation with two
also former West Indies fast
bowlers, both of whom were
working for the television pro-
ductions. The conversation, ob-
viously, was that of the West
Indies efforts in the CWC 2007.
Unbelievably, one of them
suggested that no-one in the
West Indies team party seems
to think that anything was
wrong: "Crofty, I can tell you,
since I have spoken to many of
them, that no-one in that team
seemed to' think that.they
played badly in the game they
played at the Guyana National
Stadium against Sri Lanka.

In memory of .
our beloved father
and. grandfather
Fourth St., Alberttown, .-.
who departed this life
on April 16, 2006.
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
Qu nrl put MIs arms around you
And He whispered
"Come to Me"
With tearful eyes we watched you
We watched you fade away -' --'-
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make yoq, -tay
A golden heart poppedd beating
Hard working hands finally at rest
,Ou are gone but long remenrrbered in our hearts and memories
You will walk with us forever!
Fondly remembered and missed by his children
Soria, Das, Kamela and Debita. A

"As the Guyanese would
say; "When you cannot
recognize yourself, you are
'far gone!"'
You will have heard that the
buck is being passed by every-
one ICC, CWC, WICB as to
why the CWC 2007 has been
so sporadically, even sparsely,

attended, even as we go to the
end of the Super 8.
'I wonder who will take
the responsibility, or con-
tinue the trend, and pass the
buck, of the utterly poor
showing of the West Indies
cricket team?
Would it be the president of


(D.A.D.) acknowledges with grateful appreciation the
kind expressions of sympathy from those who have
supported us in our time of sorrow.

Your condolences of sympathy have helped in our
healing process as we said our goodbyes to Donald.

It is refreshing to hear that D.A.D. was not only
cherished and loved in our hearts but also valued to man)
whose lives he touched in some special way.

Inserted by his wife Iris Waveney, children Hazel,
Howard and Marcia, grandchildren Brian, Beverley and
Bernard, sister Judy, brothers Sandy, Oscar and cousins.
May God grant him eternal rest.


In loving and everlasting memory
of a beloved husband, father and
grandfather NAZAMDEEN HAKH:
of Turkeyen Railway Line,ECD .
Who died on April 9,1999 .', :..

Today is your 8th Anniversary in Heaven
We miss you so much
The ache in our heart still remain
No one knows the sorrow we share
Only those who have lost can tell
Fr .rr-r ~ issued by his loving wife Carmen,
two s: n Asif and Asraf, grand daughter
Riaf: P na. daughter-in-law Shaivana,
sisters and brothers,
.- other relatives and friends.

In fond remembrance
of a loving daughter
and sister
On April 14,1997,
,rF.Zhe Lord looked out Hi ,;...
,'J,,-And called His Angel.....You.
ji' We who loved you very much
'1% Were loathe to let you go
- But since we had no choice
We sent you on your way




That spontaneous wit, P
That provocative laugh ,
And we continue to love

Now we remember......
Those laughing eyes, ......and the sun. sets in the
That mischie').'Us smile west then. there is sleep.... I
L, riiql, rem i trn eredJ tL. he. r -,nirh r [ii.e-r trainer aur,/ l
*r..>..' .and ,Ous.'n .
1a%. her sfIl rIIst iin peace. p c
.' .N. --
:": :'P.'. ,^;? *,'1

the WICB, Ken Gordon, or
maybe the team's coach,
Bennett King, or maybe the
manager, Clive Lloyd, or maybe
the captain, Brian Lara? Maybe'
even the team would, openly
and genuinely, agree that they
had been crap cricketers in the
ICC CWC 2007. Who knows,

maybe another miracle would
I hope that all of those
now in charge of what calls
itself West Indies cricket
would, collectively, ad it that
they screwed up, royally, prov-
ing themselves to be quite in-
competent, even as they ten-
der their respective resigna-
tions. Do not hold your

SBISPHAM: Inloving and cherished
BISPHAM of 2438 North RuimvelIdt and
Mississauga, Canada, who died on April
April comes with deep regret
A month we will never forget
But we all know that it's God's will
For in our hearts you linger still
Sleep on beloved, take thy sweet rest
L For God takes only the best

Inserted by his loving wife May, children Frank,
Daniel, Margaret, Victoria and all his relatives
S and friends.
^^^^^"SB'^i- -s(f^ ^^'-'^^


of Guyana & America
Sunrise:April 28, 1935
Sunset:April 12, 2006
April comes with deep regret
A month we will never forget

Early in the morn on April 12
You closed your eyes and fell asleep in death

Not a day goes by when we do not think or talk
about you
We all miss you, but sleep on beloved, take your
Remembered by your loving family and

In loving memory of
Died April 12, 1997.

Ten years have passed E
since you left us.
God always takes the best
And you were one .f uth,,L b-.t "
SSlep on my beloved.

She was the mother of Manre! Hollingsworth,
Sylvia Cort, Hazel Europe, Winston Cort, Claudette
Cort, Lorraine Cort, Austfn C'r'1 grandmother of
Berkley Hollingsworth, Kris C- Germain Ei.r'pe,
Rodwell Cort, Paul Co: Scy Ramota ,

"Inserted by her movingg ch iren grandchildren
Nr other .

4/14/2007. 8:36 PM

The sister, brother and nieces,
nephews, in-laws of the late
would like to acknowledge with
sincere thanks the kindness of
those who attended the funeral L i
and other condolences through
cards, phone calls and letters, ,
flowers and personal visits during
their recent bereavement.
Thanks to Dr. Doobay, Dr. Dalip of Prashad
Hospital and Pastor Stephen Nahur of the
Redeemer Lutheran Church.

--j "For though the flower is decayed, ?
css ^ The fragrance is not vet o'er"'L.-

7- ---

WIP .--rd






28 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 15, 2007



Excuses, Excuses, Excuses! All stupid and a waste of time!

By Colin E. Croft, former
West Indies fast bowler

I do not normally comment on
things that other people say.
Everyone is allowed their
opinions. These are neither
right nor wrong. It is only a
person's view.
However, when one distorts.
the facts, and gives the very
wrong impressions and ideas,
then I have no problem in cor-

reacting them at all. 'B... S...'
is now the West Indian cricket
way of life!
Those to be corrected are
Messrs Clive Lloyd and Ken
Gordon, the present manager,
and president of the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
and the chairman of the ICC
CWC 2007.
These are two people who
seem so very listless, ill-in-
formed, and completely lost in

West Indies cricket. Neither
seems to know what is going on
around them. West Indies probably in the worst
state it has ever been, led as it
is, but no-one recognizes it!
Before people open their
mouths, they must first do the
proper and right thing; do the
actual homework and research
on the subject before their ut-
terances. Simply put, they
must have facts.

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There are no excuses to
having the facts incorrectly but
these folks seem only to open
their mouths to make noise,
without making sense at all. It
is no wonder that our on-field
cricket is so poor. The blind,
some speaking very, very loudly,
are leading the blind! Fortu-
nately, not all of us are so gull-
ible, or, for that matter, so
In a featured speech in
Barbados recently, Lloyd said
that in relation to the West
Indies players being allowed
to go 'home', for a break im-
mediately after their dismal
showing against Sri Lanka
last week, in Guyana: "We
have a lot of youngsters in the
team with a lot of pressure on
them. Most of them have
never been in a World Cup
.These statements are both
true and untrue, but both make
no sense at all. What makes this
West Indies cricket team any
different from any cricket or
any other sports team any-
where? There is no player of
cricket or any other sport in the
world that does not have any
pressure on him or her.
What does Clive Lloyd
think that the present West
Indies cricket team is: a set of
babies from some creche? Even
babies have pressure, both in
and around them, and very sim-
ply, to at least learn to do
things, if you get me here!
History shows that past
cricket World Cups had many
players with no relevant expe-
rience. They stillmanaged to
win and win well, even winning
championships. Conversely,
with as much, if not more ex-
perience, the 2007 West Indies
cricket team has been nothing
but a blur of nothingness, hid-
ing behind the newest B-S of
their leaders.
Here are some' facts.
When the West Indies won
the 1975 CWC, absolutely no
player anywhere had played
in a World Cup at all, so I do
not see the reasoning, except
that all of the players for
each game were on quite
equal terms. The West Indies
still won then.
In 1979, the West Indies
World Cup squad of 14 had
seven players with the experi-
ence of the 1975 World Cup be-
hind them Clive Lloyd, Deryck
Murray. Viv Richards. Gordon
Greemage, CG;un .. A.lvin
Kallicharran and Andy Roberts.
The rest, including the
playing additional four -
Colin Croft, Joel Garner,
Michael Holding and
Desmond Haynes and the
thrCe reserves who did not
play Larry -omes, Faoud
Bacchus and ijalcolmn
Marshall had never played
in a World Cup before 1979
either. We still managed, un-
der pressure too, to win again,
i h'.h t even breaking a
The precseni 2007 W\csl

Indies cricket team has, note
this, six players who have
played in a World Cup in the
past Brian Lara (1996, 1999
& 2003), Shivnarine
Chanderpaul (1996, 1999 &
2003) and from the 2003.CWC
Corey Collymore, Chris Gayle,
Marion Samuels and Ramnaresh
Sarwan. Given Lara's and
Chanderpaul's experiences of
three World Cups before 2007,
I would suggest, and argue, that
the present West Indies cricket
team is much more experienced
than the West Indies cricket
team that won in 1979!
Without counting the
games played of those named
above, the remaining squad
members of the present 2007
West Indies cricket team Ian
.Bradshaw (62 ODI), Keiron
Pollard (one ODI), Daren
Powell (22 ODI), Denesh
Ramdin (29 ODI), Lendl
Simmons (7 ODI) Dwayne
Smith (65 ODI), Devon
Smith (11 ODI) and Jerome
Taylor (33 ODI); have, collec-
tively, many more games (to-


tal 230 ODI) and much more
experience too, than the en-
tire 1975 and 1979 West
Indies World Cup winning
teams, at the time when we
actually won the 1975 and
1979 competitions.
So much for Lloyd's
cracked theory of "no experi-
ence". It is simply crap! These
people should only talk when
they have facts!
Ken Gordon is off on an-
other tangent. He is now, like
the late Presidents Richard
Nixon and Ronald Reagan, at-
tacking the messenger; the
Press. As far as Ken. Gordon
seems to suggest; to hell with
the message! He must, I hope,
go down with his now sunk
I am sure that readers of my
vintage would remember that
Nixon suggested, after his party
and his immediate advisers had
broken into the Democratic
Party Headquarters in Washing-
ton DC, in order to get stuff to
help Nixon win the US presi-
dency in 1972. that he said "I
am not a cookk!, even as he was
resigning the presideincy in dis-
graice. He lambasted the press
for "revealing" information that
had brought his presidency
All of the information
that Ronald Reagan had from
the international and USA
national press, and imminent
medical people too, about the
Lin Mnu Deficiency Syn.-

drome, then known as the
'Gay Disease', now known as
AIDS, was lost on him, so ar-
rogant was he.
He was sure that the press
did not know what they were
talking about, and that they
were being 'huge scare-mon-
gers". Reagan simply disre-
garded everyone and ploughed
If you ever get to see a film
called 'And The Band Played
On', please do so. You will see
why AIDS is so widespread
and prevalent in the USA, cour-
tesy, in some great way, to
Ronald Reagan and both his ab-
solute ignorance, and stupidity,
collated with his total misunder-
standing and appreciation of the
problems at hand! This seems
familiar, I think!
6 Like the Watergate Tapes
that got Richard Nixon into so
much trouble, I still have the re-
cordings of Ken Gordon telling
the gathered press conference
that, on the appointment of
Brian Lara, as captain of the
West Indies for that unprec-
edented third time, and Clive
Lloyd as manager, again, both
having failed, in previous outings
in the same positions, that we,
the Caribbean, will now see
"effective, incisive, positive and
functional leaderships of the
West Indies cricket team, such
leadership that will do no less
than to make the West Indies
cricket team the winners of the
2007 Cricket World Cup."
As we now wait for Brian play his last two one-
day games, so he says, in a
glittering career of personal
achievements, but massive
collective failure, the West
Indies long being left behind
in the CWC 2007 stakes, I
wonder where that touted
leadership has gone to? It
has never been evident in the
first place, except in a few
In the meantime, another
apology, like those in 2004,
when the West Indies had been
bowled out for 53 one Sunday
morning in Jamaica, by England,
or maybe, when the West Indies
lost every game in Australia, on
the last tour there, has come
from the team's present captain,
Brian Lara. I do not know about
you, but I am very tired of all
this apologising for failures.
Simply put, do something about
it. It is all so much B... S...!
I wonder if Ken Gordon
really believes that the media
-.*itt;. from Georgetown to
Kingston, in the Caribbean,
and further afield in Austra-
lia, India, South Africa, En-
gland, USA, even as far and
as almost exclusive as
Bahrain, along with the spec-
tato2s and supporters, not
only from !he Caribbean, but
even other team' players and
supporters, are all wroW~., and
that they are only accusing
the West Indies cricket team
as being poor? Can it be that

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to captain Pakistan

By Waheed Khan
KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) Batsman
Mohammad Yousuf has made
himself available to take over
the Pakistan captaincy after
Younis Khan turned down
the job following the team's
first-round exit from the


World Cup.
Yousuf, who had a
record-breaking year in 2006
when he scored I 788 runs in
Tests, including nine centu-
ries and at an average of
99.33, said hie was ready to
accept the captaincy if it was
offered to him.
"So far the board has not
spoken to me on this topic.
But I have said before I feel
no pressure in captaining the
team," Yousuf told Reuters


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yesterday in an interview
from Lahore.
"I see it as the ultimate
honour for any cricketei to lead
his country."
Younis said on Friday
that the Pakistan Cricket
Board had asked him to cap-
tain the side after Inzamam-
ul-Haq stepped down and re-
tired from one-day
internationals following their
World Cup elimination.
But Younis felt the job
was too stressful, especially
in the wake of the hostile re-
ception given to the players
after the Caribbean debacle.
Yesterday, Yousuf also re-
ceived backing from former fast
bowler Wasim Akram. "
"The only ones who can
handle the job are Mohammad
Yousuf and Shoaib Malik,"
Akram told ESPN.
"I don't think we have
much of a choice, if Younis is
not interested.'"
One of the pre-tournament
favorites lor the title, Pakistan

were beaten by hosts West
Indies and were knocked out
from the tournament following

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a shock defeat by debutants Ire-
Their coach Bob. Woonlmer
died on March 18 in Kingston,
less than 24 hours after the Ire-
land loss. Jamaican police are
investigating his death as a mur-

Yousuf said Pakistan
had a bad World Cup de-
spite having a very good
"These things happen. But
we still have a very good team
and I know if we play to our
potential we can even beat
(world champions) Australia,"
he said.
"I am a senior player and
have captained the team be-
fore. The players are also co-
operative and well behaved. I
would have no problems in
leading them.
"We have never had any
unity issues in the team (and)
... I see no problems in leading
such a team."
Yousuf last captained the
side in two Tests against Aus-
tralia in early 2005 when
Inzamam was injured.
Since than Younis Khan
has been the team's vice-cap-
Despite Younis's refusal
to lead the side, Yousuf said
"he remains a key player for


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Akram brands Pakistan's

Inzamam a dictator

(Reuters) Wasim Akram has
branded former Pakistan
captain Inzamam-ul-Haq a
dictator for his conduct in the,
run-up to the team's World
Cup debacle in the Carib-
Inzamam had become
very powerful and dictated
terms to late coach Bob
Woolmer as well as Pakistan
Cricket Board (PCB) offi-
cials, the former Pakistan
paceman said in an interview
with ESPN yesterday.
"Inzy definitely had be-
come a dictator," Akram said.
"He had obviously become very
powerful. I know for a fact that
Bob Woolmer and the foreign
back-up staff would approach
him for leave.
"I have seen senior PCB
officials sitting at his resi-
dence and awaiting orders,"
Akram added. "These things
are not good for cricket."
Inzamam. one of the best


batsmen of his generation, re-
tired from one-day cricket and
resigned as captain a day after
the team suffered a shock defeat
against debutants Ireland to
make a first round World Cup

dead in hospital and Jamai-
can police have since said he
was murdered..
Akram blamed
Pakistan's cricket woes on
the board.
"For the last seven years,

there's been no system in the
PCB," he said. "Ad-hocism
doesn't work and that's the rea-
son why people like Imran
Khan don't want to get associ-
Former all-rounder Imran

captained Pakistan to the
1992 World Cup title which
featured both Akram.and
Akram said national cap-
tains in crickel-mad India and
Pakistan need to be in charge.

"In India and Pakistan, a
captain must be the boss be-
cause he is the man leading the
team on the field. Of course,
there must be healthy interac-
tion between the captain and the
selectors," he said. "The rest
will fall in place."
Pakistan are trying to
find a successor to Inzamam
after his deputy Younis
Khan declined the job.

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His announcement came
hours after Woolmer was
found lifeless in his Jamaica
hotel room. The former En-
gland player was declared

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United, who will be ap-
pearing in a record 18th final,
have won the competition a
record 11 times and have now
reached their eighth FA Cup
final under manager Alex
The victory keeps them on
course to win three trophies this
season the Premier League
title, the FA Cup and the Cham-
pions League and repeat the
treble they achieved in 1999.

Rooney put United ahead
after seven minutes when he cut
inside his marker. made space
for himself and smashed home
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left goalkeeper Richard Lee -
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- diving in despair.
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ter 28 minutes with a typi-

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was on hand for the third in
the 66th minute when he
' turned in a low Alan Smith
Rooney then had a couple
*of chances to become the first
player since United's Alex
Dawson in 1958 to score a hat-
trick in a semi-final before
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what flattering scoreline in the
82nd minute, five minutes after
coming on as a substitute.
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victory was when defender'
Rio Ferdinand aggravated a
groin strain and had to go off
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Top riders race today in

1 20-kilometre

First upsets

occur in Smalta

Easter junior

squash tourney

By Isaiah Chappelle
THE first upsets in this year's Smalta Easter Junior
squash tournament, materialised Thursday evening at
Georgetown Club where Tin Men beat Icons.
In the team competition, Nyron Joseph produced the big-
gest upset to date, fighting his way from 1-2 down to wrest a
3-2 victory from Abhishek Singh which in turn landed the up-
set win for Tin Men over Icons and back in the run for the
After a five-game battle Joseph eventually triumphed over
Singh 5-9, 9-7, 3-9, 9-4, 9-0 and Alex Arjoon produced the other
victory, defeating Oliver Kear in four games 9-5, 6-9, 9-7, 9-5.
Ashley Khalil got the consolation win for Icons, put-
ting away Mary Fung-A-Fat 9-1, 9-2, 10-8.
The other upset win went to Joshua Abdool over Deje Dias
as Big Truck crushed Imposters 3-0 to maintain a clean record.
Big Truck defeated Imposters 3-0
Abdool triumphed over Dias in four games 9-4, 9-10, 9-5,
9-3, while the other two wins came from Jason Khalil and
Victoria Arjoon, both needing four games.
Khalil defeated Daina King 9-3, 4-9, 9-6, 9-6 and
Arjoon took care of Lee Fung-A-Fat 9-2, 6-9, 9-0, 9-7.
The Big Hurt also remained unbeaten with a 2-1 win over
the Toasties with victories from Nicholas Narain and Aysa
Xavier, both in straight games.
Narain dropped two points to dispose of Chelsea Fung 9-
0, 9-2, 9-0, while Xavier dropped just three to defeat Ashley
de Groot 9-0, 9-1, 9-2.
Raphael de Groot produced the lone win for Toasties
but needed all five games, bouncing back from two down
to beat Rahul Singh 6-9, 5- 9, 9-0, 9-0/9, 9-6.
In the Novices competition, Steven Xavier chalked up two
wins, defeating Kristina Cheeks 15-8. 15-8 and Rebecca Xavier
15-4, 15-7.
Brandon Bento also had a double win, beating Gabrielle
Fraser 15-7. 15-5 and Shariena Tobin 15-3. 15-3.
Ryan Da Silva put away Rebecca Xavier 15-7. 15-6 and
Kristina Cheeks took care of Gabrielle Fraser 15-10, 15-13.
The action tournament ends this morning with the fi-
nal round of matches at the same venue.

first three juniors, veterans and
Each category will be
sponsored under the name of
the various products and rep-
resentatives will be present-
ing the prizes.
Some eight sprint prizes will
be at stake along the course.
Stiff competition is ex-
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of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial
road race on the Corentyne
Coast, last month, when Warren

Windies weren't fit

By Simon Evans
ST MICHAEL, Barbados
(Reuters) West Indies team
coordinator and former cap-
tain Clive Lloyd said lack of
fitness lay behind the team's
failure at the World Cup.
The World Cup hosts have
lost all four of their games in the
second-stage Super Eight and
Lloyd believed the resignation of
Australian fitness coach Bryce
Cavanagh before the tournament
was a vital factor in their elimi-
nation before the semi-finals.
"If you look at the opposi-
tion they were much sharper.
We did better in the ICC Tro-
phy (they lost to Australia in
the final in India last year) be-
cause we had our fitness trainer
and he did a lot with the guys.
"Although they probably
didn't too much like his work
ethic I think he did a marvellous
job," Lloyd. captain of the 1975
and 1979 World Cup-winning
sides, told Reuters yesterday.

- Lloyd
"Fitness is 60-70 percent of
your game and that is something
we have to look at for the fu-
ture. Fitness is one of the things
I feel strongly about.
"The game preparation has
got to be much better," he said
adding that the lack of fitness
showed in the team's fielding.
"We were slightly under-
prepared where training is
concerned. We lost our fitness
trainer and that is probably
key," he said.
During their years of suc-
cess in the 1980s, the West
Indies employed another Aus-
tralian fitness coach, Dennis
Waight, who was credited with
helping the team enjoy a repu-
tation for excellent out-fielding.
Lloyd, who was drafted
back into the West Indies
World Cup set-up shortly be-
fore the start of the competi-
tion, said it was clear that
major changes were needed
in Caribbean cricket if the
side was to return to the high
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McKay rode am
prize, follow
Charles, Robin
Williams, Jui
Chris Holder.
Much inte

caused on 14-year-old Holder
who won three consecutive
National Park 35 lappers and
was in the top six in the
Cheddi Jagan Memorial.
Many contended that had
he broken off with the leading
,. bunch, he might have place
much higher.
But Alonzo Greaves must not
be written off although he failed to
defend his title and dropped out af-
ter 52 kilometres in the Corentyne
race. He returned to the National
SMCKAY Park to convincingly take the fea-
ture 35-lap event.
way with the top The race, organised by
ved by John national cycling coach
Persuad, Geron Hassan Mohamed, is a warm-
nior Niles and up for the annual IndepLn-
dence Theee Stage race
rest will be fo- scheduled for May 19 and 20.

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after beat' C 'outlh Africa

By John Mehaffey ploited favourable early bowl-
ing conditions yesterday to
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada defeat South Africa by five
(Reuters) New Zealand ex- wickets and follow defending

champions Australia into the
World Cup semi-finals.
The result also meant Sri
Lanka qualified for the final
four because South Africa and
Eng land cannot both reach eight
point; as the\ play each other
on Tuesday\
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\iih j hint ol rain in the air,


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Africa to 193 for seven.
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Fleming, dropped twice,
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prolific Scott Styris, who was

also let off after scoring only
four, reached 56 as New
Zealand attained their target
from 48.2 overs.
The 10 points New Zealand
have now gathered qualifies them
for the semi-finals on April 24
and 25. South Africa, the
world's top-ranked side before
the tournament began, must beat

England in their final Super
Eight match in Barbados next
Tuesday and hope other results
go their way to reach the semis.
After Fleming had won
the toss and asked South Af-
rica to bat, skipper Graeme
Smith could make little of
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By Raiendra Madholall

Man-of-the-Match Craig McMillan's introduction into the
attack proved to be a masterstroke as he picked up three
Quick wickets. (Yahoo Snort)

FOUR former great Guyana
and West Indies players were
yesterday unveiled on a large
billboard at the Demerara
Cricket Club (DCC) in
Queenstown as part of the
club's continuation of their
2007 activities.
The four are Clive Lloyd,
Lance Gibbs, Roger Harper and
the late Roy Fredericks, all of
whom played for the
Queenstown club.
The billboard, which is lo-
cated on the south-western side
of the ground, is sponsored by
Guyana and Trinidad Mutual
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worth approximately $350 000.
Former Guyana and West
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Kenya coach, Roger Harper,
was on hand for the historic oc-
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which depicted the four legends
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Kirk Douglas, president of
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Cricket Board, Bish Panday, "We want to continue our conceptualised this commit-
and other DCC executive mem- generosity with the develop- ment," Cox declared.


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cheque from GTM Group Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Cox, after the completion of the
unveiling of the billboard while president of.DCC, Kirk Douglas, stands next to Cox and
DCC secretary Reginald Brotherson is at extreme left. (Photo: Quacy Sampson).

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best things

being a
new parent is enjoying
the special moments
with your baby a walk
in the park or a cuddle /
Make the most of those

event in the relationship between parent and child. It's a
I growing feeling that happens as two people fall in love and
Sdeepen their relationship over time.
V UlmUUIIUUlUU.uW The way babies come into the world, and the ways their
parents greet them, are so varied that there is not one singular
Diameters moment in which bonding takes place. Some people take one
look at their baby and are overcome with emotion.
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l h g g e what to think. Some people are worried if they don't instantly
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activities that aren't essential.
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Page II

Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007


Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007



Martin Gough BBC Sport

Barbados All hell broke i
loose a fortnight ago, when
my blog on arrival in Guyana
was picked up and picked

2. Cuddle your baby
Babies crave and need
touch. It is as important to
them as food and oxygen. Let
your baby sleep naked on your
bare chest. Hold your baby
close while you feed him and let
your baby spend as much time
as possible with you, skin-to-
skin. Smell your baby and let
your baby smell you. This is
the way nature intended for us
to bond.

3. Get used to 'baby
time' and focus on your
baby's cues and signals
Babies move on their own
rhythm. Everything is new to
them. It takes them time to
figure things out. Slowing down
so that you can be receptive to
your baby's ces can elp build
your unique communication
system. Figuring out what your
baby wants and needs means
that you not only pay close
attention to her verbal signals,
but her non-verbal ones as well.
4. Observe your baby
As you sit back and watch
your baby, you will begin to
notice new things about her.
Watch how she moves, listen to
her sounds, notice how she
changes from one day to the
next. You will begin to see the
world from her perspective,%,
which will help your feelings for
her and your understanding of
her deepen. '

5. Read about babies,
talk with other new
parents and attend
parents' classes
If you are inexperienced
with babies, or even if you
know a lot about babies, it can
be helpful to learn about infant
development from books, other
parents and teachers. Parenting
classes or groups can also offer
support, companionship and
the company of other parents
who are as obsessed with your
baby's every move as you are.
And when you're feeling
fearful, worried or exhausted,
other parents' stories will let
you know that you are not
6. Take time for
All of the attention, work
and focus required to care for
a new baby is exhausting. So is
recovering from a cesarean.
Most new parents lose
".hemse Vesm th~r katiAs

can be an important part of the
attachment process, but you
also need time to rejuvenate
yourself. It may be hard to
leave your baby even for a
short period of time, but if you
can get just 30 minutes to
yourself regularly, you can
.recharge your batteries so that
you can go back and be ready
to enjoy your baby. You might
want to take a relaxing bath,
write in your diary, organise
pictures, read a short story, go
on a walk, talk with a friend or
get-a massage.
7. Enjoy the early days
Babies are new for such a
fleeting period of time.
Sometimes when new
parents are overwhelmed by
the intensity of the learning
curve with a new baby, they
wish their babies were a little
more grown up. But if you
talk to anyone with older
children, they'll tell you how
precious and important these
early days are.

apart on the front page of a
national newspaper.
"Mr Gough makes the de-
scription of Guyana that even
a half-wit mental asylum patient
in the UK would do better at,"
claimed the Kaieteur News of
27 March.
One of the newspaper's
columnists who I refuse to
give further fame by naming -
took another step the following
day. He said of my parents, who
by now were a little worried
anyway: "If [they] are alive,
then one hopes that they ac-
knowledge that he is. an embar-
rassment to the human race.
"The serpents and gorillas
that live in Mr Gough's mind
compelled him to descend to a
level of pitiful, sickening and
Hitleristic journalism about
What exactly had I said that
caused so much outrage? It took
me a few days to work it out,
and another few to really appre-
Firstly, I highlighted the
poverty I saw on the drive
from the airport and led into
the observation many people
would be unable*to afford
tickets for World Cup games
I made an unflattering com-
parison between Georgetown's
ageing sea front and that of
Skegness. I'm not sure if any
publications in Lincolnshire
have followed suit in publishing
cartoons featuring my unflatter-

ing likeness.
I described the town as hav-
ing a "South American feel", by
which I meant its wide, laid-
back'.streets, although that
seems to have been taken as a
further barb in a country proud
of its Caribbean-ness.
I was less than complimen-
tary about the readiness of the
brand new national stadium, al-
though we were told as we flew
to Guyana that other venues
had been placed on standby just
in case.
Oh yes! I mentioned the
rain, which poured incessantly
during the first 48 hours of my
And I made a particularly
poor joke about a colleague
fearing -a bogus taxi driver
was kidnapping him. Prime
Minister Samuel Hinds was
worried about that when an-
other colleague spoke to him
the following day.
I failed to appreciate the
amount of national pride that
had been invested in building
a new stadium, the prepara-
tions to host the expected
hordes of media and fans and
what the entire event means
to the development of the
I did not write with a supe-
rior sneer, but it was clearly read
in that way, which is why I
apologised the following day. I
feel some critics failed to under-
stand the concept of a blog,

which is all about impressions
and discovery.
Had I waited a week to
record them, I would not have
done justice to those first im-
pressions. Had I done more than
the amount of research the av-
erage traveller would do, my im-
pressions would not have been
those of the average traveller.
Of course, the fears over the
stadium proved unfounded and
thi weather improved, save for
a single day of constant down-
Over 16 nights in Guyana I
had time to explore
Georgetown, discovering some
very good bars and restaurants
along the way, and to visit the
national landmark the. Kaieteur
Falls, with the flight over
rainforest as awe-inspiring as the
final destination.
Meanwhile, the columnists
kept sniping, but with decreas-
ing ferocity. By last Sunday I
was no longer front-page news
but "that pesky" BBC reporter"
on page 31.
People said they had seen
the issue discussed on TV
talk shows, although on both
occasions I missed the chance
to set the video. Two

Guyanese journalists ap-
proached me about the issue,
neither of them from the
Kaieteur News, leaving me
with the impression that
newspaper was guilty of the
same ill-informed, knee-jerk
journalism it had accused me
Lots of English journalists
approached me, most for a good
laugh at my expense!
Although several had tales
of being mis-identified as me by
people on the street, I only
spoke to two people who men-
tioned the blog.
One took some convincing
of my intentions; the other was
very friendly. Thanks for your
comments good and bad on
the blog over the last two
weeks. It is especially good to
see so many Guyanese people
who have overcome their initial
annoyance to read on.
I am sure I will be back in
Guyana again, although -I
wouldn't repeat the last fort-
night for anyone.
I arrived here in Barbados
without my luggage on Thes-
day, so I think I'll leave the
first impressions for a couple
of days!

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through the programme are
not what they get a chance to
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Instead, the programme will
recognize the excellence of old
and recent Hollywood (or
American) and European films,
with an eye to Latin American
and other international films of
outstanding artistic value, when
we can get them.
Such films, in keeping
with the Gallery's role as a
setter of cultural standards,
(which obviously are not
absolute) will focus on
fascinating stories, involving
the social, artistic and
romantic lives of artists,
musicians, dancers, models,
writers, actors, film-makers,
business people, workers,
intellectuals, fashion
conscious youths, adults and
pleasure loving people in
Films. from the 1940's
onwards, in silvery vintage
B&W and the best colour. In
genres from smart Film Noirs,
to stylish European New Wave
films, to vivacious and avant-

garde Hollywood musicals, to
* recent Hollywood masterpieces
unknown locally, at the end of
which you will feel you have
learnt something, have
experienced something of value.
In-addition we will be
focusing as much as possible on
films that takes places in a
tropical environment, and
similar geographic environments.
such as -Mediterranean sea
The Castellani
programme is intended not
.only for the ordinary film fan,
but for male and "female
younger Guyanese who want
to be inspired and learn how
to make good local films.
Ninety per cent of the time
good art comes from having
knowledge and appreciation
of good art already made. We
invite all to look for
upcoming film programmes
at the Gallery, and join us in
a pleasant evening


For example, the film
which opened our
programme was a critically
acclaimed masterpiece of
style and content from Italy,
called "Cinema Paradiso"
(1988), which tells a factual
story about a young boy
who rises from being a child
obsessed with movies, how
they are shown and how they
are made, until he too
becomes a celebrated modern
film-maker, and a serious
What is important is that
the story takes place in a rural
Italian village of goats, country
folk who fetch water from
communal taps, etc.
Now back in 1960's
Guyana such a profoundly
original and locally relevant film
would have been seen by
hundreds, even thousands, of
Georgetown and other cinema
fans, at cinemas like Plaza,
Empire, Globe, Metropole,
Stand Deluxe, etc, even though
it is a subtitled European film,
like other Italian and French
films which showed weekly at
such cinemas.
Such films were not, and
are not, part of a "status quo"
culture. In fact, such films are
made by individual free-
thinking dedicated artistic
film-makers whose concern is
with looking closely at
human development and
human attitudes in general.
Such films, unlike
yesteryear, are difficult for
adults, or a younger generation
of Guyanese to see and learn
from today. The Castellani
programme seeks to remedy
this regressive local situation.
This year's programme will
focus on diverse films that
compliment the Gallery's role in
fostering an interest and
enjoyment of good, and even
great art (allow us such a
judgemental position based on
experience and knowledge in this
field). Our selection of films will
therefore not be concerned with
what is "popularly" advertised
in commercial papers and
imported glossy gossip
magazines, or any of the huge
amounts of trashy Hollywood
films churned out by "celebrity"
names, faces, etc.
The programme will not
focus on the multitude of
forever similar violent
dramas, noisy eye-popping
fantasies, and self-obsessed
North American content
which pass as "movie
entertainment" today.

ONE of the most beautiful and humane French New
Wave Films about Multi-Cultural bohemian youths,
racial harmony, and the inspiration of art. (Upcoming
at Castellani's Classic Tuesdays)

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cess. The venue was crammed cal and overseas, to expose
to capacity, standees finding literature to more persons es-
comfort in various artistic ways pecially our young people, to
to lean against walls and pillars, foster an interaction between
The evening was a resound- those who know and those
ing success due to a variety of willing to learn about litera-
reverberations from the soft- ture, to raise the level of ap-
spoken Kelly Persaud reading preciation for such matters, to
from D. H. Lawrence's "The restore a reading culture by
Rocking Horse Winner" to the putting the joy back into
intense presentation of reading, to offer another, and
Rosamund Adoo doing the eventually a permanent,
poem, "Juggler", by Richard venue for oral performance,
Wilbur to versatile voice of Ron to encourage more writers to
Robinsoi -n *'n "Massa-day write and to publish, and to
Done" o n encourage scholarship and
Don written by I .- h in our litera-
McDonald to the sing-song cho- more reic,..
rus of students performing the ture.
nursery rhyme, "Hot Cross The Journey has covered
Buns". much ground and achieved quite
The eight edition of The a lot in a short period. The event,
Journey was staged in the Na- has facilitated over one hundred
tional Art Gallery, Castellani and fifty individual and group
House, under the auspiitf.'eFfo); ]0etry.
the Gallery and the event was song and drama. Selected pieces
coordinated by literary activist, included works of Guyanese and

writers from around the world.
Presentations came from a
cross section of Guyanese, both
local and overseas, and from
non-Guyanese. The perfor-
mances by youths from schools
th e in Georgetown including stu-
dents of Monar Educational In-
stitute were met with over-
whelming appreciation.
In part one, we went
p O r to the beginning of our
(Guyanese) literary heri-
tage, the oral literature of
r t i *our indigenous peoples,
moving into the printed
word, from the first pub-
lished poem in the early
17th century to the first
published anthology, covering a
l period of 100 years.
In part two, we sampled
various genres of writing,
prose, poetry, ,ong, the essay,
the novel, and the letter. We
-also celebrated the works of
etamber Persaud Petamber Persaud. past Guyanese writers and
Castellani House was built honoured a couple of living
ay April 4, 2007 It in the years 1879 to 1882. The resident authors.
ill day, heavily and National Art Gallery was In part three, we celebrated
d intensity, opened in May 1993. Within living Guyanese women writers
calendar of events for the first ten years of its exist- while giving local emerging writ-
was chocked with ac- ence, it had presented more than ers a chance, another occasion to
pitalising on Guyana's sixty art exhibitions and some showcase their own fare.
of some super-eight forty-five other events in its re- Both groups of writers need
in the ninth Cricket lated arts programme, our support especially our
Ip. The Journey is an ongoing women writers who face numer-
s Holy Week leading series of literature programmes ous challenges both as women
ter. And it was a short designed to go where other re- and as writers.
week Monday was a lated undertakings have failed to In part four, we celebrated
Holiday for the Muslim venture. To appreciate this, a our literary heritage that was
n of YoumanNabi (the listing of the objectives of The captured in anthologies; antholo-
liversary of Prophet Journey would show how use- gies serve to shape a nation's lit-
iad) and Friday was ful is this venture to society. erature.
day (marking the death The intent of The Jour- In part five, it was "school
reaction of Jesus). ney is to sensitise more days are happy, happy days",
ite all those challenges Guyanese (and non- going way back to "Jack and
derations, part VIII of Guyanese) as to the massive Jill", "All the world's a stage",
ley, an evening of lit- output-in the field of litera- moving to present day and long
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"Laas Lick" by this writer, per-
formed by Travis Chase ended
the programme.
And in part VII, it was
"winner's row" featuring selec-
tions from works of literary
prize winners from around the
world including Rabindranath
Tagore, V. S. Naipaul, Ernest
Hemingway, Pablo Neruda, Gao
Xingjian, Toni Morrison, David
Dabydeen, Paloma Mohamed,
Mark McWatt, Martin Carter,
Arundhati Roy. Performers in-
cluded Ian McDonald, Russel
Lancaster, Rovin Deodat, Alim
Hosein, Vanda Radzik, Rosamund
Addo, Kia Persaud, Simone
Dowding, and Sacha Wallace.
The Journey, part VIII, ma-
noeuvred under the theme 'the
sporting life' featuring sport and
pastimes in literature from

around the world. The selected
pieces included "Massa-day
Done" by Ian McDonald, "The
Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.
H. Lawrence, "Sonny Ramadin"
by Cecil Grey, "Seaside Golf'
by John Betjeman, "The Hole
in the Gallowgate End Fence"
by John Oliver, "Blasting for
Runs" by Rohan Kanhai, "The
Draught Players" by Berkley
Semple, "Juggler" by Richard
Wilbur, "Living for Cricket" by
Clive Lloyd and "Laas Lick" by
Petamber Persaud.
Performers included Ron
Robinson, Rosamund Addo,
Kelly Persaud, students of
Monar Educational Institute,
Daren Henry, Lynden Dundas,
Evan Persaud, Elfrieda
Bissember, John Stevenson and
Petamber Persaud.

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:

Literary happenings
Just off the press is the second edition of "Bibliography of Guyana and
Guyanese Writers" compiled and edited by Lal Balkaran, "The Undiminished
Link" by Victor Waldron, Hansib 2007, "Cricket at Bourda" and "Sportsmen
& Sportsmanship".
You can get THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2006/2007 at Universal Book-
store, Austin Book Service, Michael Ford Bookstore, Fogarty's Stationery
Department, Nigel's Supermarket, the National Art Gallery, Castellani
House, Sandra Goodchild of Guyenterprise Ltd., and from the editor at
telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:

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The Journey, an evening of
literature, part VIII, staged un-
der the theme "the sporting life"
was an evening to remember. At
the end, the response was heart-
ening. There were tangible dis-
'plays of anticipation and pro-
jections offered up by the audi-
ence to this ongoing series of lit-
erature events.
But above all there were
endorsements for the project
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clinical conditions which can mimic temporary unconsciousness, associated with fainting seldom is injurious, proper meal prior to attention. Their blood sugar clearly
thereby complicating and confusing the diagnosis and treatment. When unconsciousness is profound with complete lack of went down too much in conjunction to fear and anxiety.
These may include shock, spells, epileptic attacks, hysteria, and awareness or ability to respond, the state should last for a few A combination of leg crossing andmuscletensingmay helpprevent
coma. seconds to several minutes. If the faint persists for more that fainting, providing a simple solution for people prone to fainting during
Faints can be classified into three broad -groups depending to 10 minutes, or if complete recovery has not occurred in 15 emotional stress or prolonged standing before having an extraction,
on their cause: (1) episodes occurring secondary to decrease in to 20 minutes, then other mechanisms or disease states must according to a recent study reported in a recent publication of the
the quantity of blood reaching the brain (2) episodes arising be considered. Journal of the American Heart Association.
from a change in the quality of blood to the brain and, (3) Sometimes convulsive movements occur after the onset This is the first study of its kind to document the
episodes that occur secondary to disturbances within the brain of unconsciousness associated with syncope. These are effectiveness of a simple maneuver to prevent or delay loss of
structure itself. rarely generalized, but more commonly consist of chronic consciousness.
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usually it happens in normal health following a strong emotional loss of bowel or bladder control. Pulse is weak or educating the patients about the causes of the condition,
experience, particularly under conditions that favor imperceptible, blood pressure is low, and respirations are instructing them how to avoid situations that trigger fainting,
vasodilatation (expansion of blood vessels) such as hot, crowded quite shallow. The alterations in vital signs, along with and maintaining adequate salt and fluid intake.
rooms. pallor and unconsciousness, simulate death. If blood flow to the brain is interrupted for three to four
Persons that are tired, hungry, or ill are more prone to faint. Fainting mostly comes from inadequate blood supply to seconds fainting results. It becomes readily apparent when
Recent studies indicate that young males, less than 35 years of the brain. Once the patient assumes the horizontal position, reviewing these mechanisms that a person could'have irreversible
age, are at slightly higher risk of fainting. Physical and emotional either by having fallen or by being reclined with assistance, brain damage or even die if supported in an upright position,
stress, the receipt of unwelcome news, anxiety, fear, pain, the gravity no longer hinders blood flow to the brain." such as in a dental chair, during syncope.
sight of blood, or minor procedures may precipitate syncope. In addition, the physical or emotional stress which Treatment of fainting thus consists of placing the victim
All can and do occur in the dental office. precipitated the faint is relieved by the loss of consciousness, horizontally; loosening tight clothing around the neck and
The fainting attack usually occurs with the patient in The pulse increases in rate and amplitude, the color returns to having them inhale ammonia salts.
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Would 't

I like your approach and just could not resist
writing you. I am in a real dilemma. The
thing is I know I don't help myself at all, but
just can't stop myself "re-offending", if you
get my drift.
* Basically six months ago I met this Australian chap via friends,
and we hit it off instantly. He pursued me for a date; which we
eventually went on, and had the most amazing time. But we ended
up in bed, too. To cut a long story short vwe still see each other
from time to time and have some great fun times.
I try to pull away and always have kept my heartstrings intact
until now. He acknowledges me and my personality, we are very
attracted to each other, and the chemistry is amazing. He is a very,
very busy guy always traveling abroad and across the country. I
guess you can see the pattern here already.
I saw him last night for the first time in six weeks, and we
went out to dinner. Other friends were there, too, and then
we ended up back at his place, again. I was a little sensitive
to start with and wanted to talk things through, but being a
man he kind of switched subjects after awhile.
Anyway, he dropped me home this morning, and all's well as
usual. He acknowledged via e-mail, "It's good to see you, Cassie.
You're mad!" Now I'm 50 percent happy and 50 percent
sad. Enough. I know I should knock it on the head, but just can't.
I adore him, and he knows that, too.
One of his friends says he likes me, but he is a naughty boy
and to play it cool. Which I have been, sort of!


Wayne says it's a curse, but often when we read a letter,
he hears song lyrics in his head.
With your letter he heard the Beach Boys singing "Wouldn't It
Be Nice."
Wouldn't it be nice if a man slept with you on the first date
and wanted to marry you? Wouldn't it be'nice if a man wouldn't
want to sleep with you until you were at least fairly close to the
altar? Wouldn't it be nice if men and women were on the same page
After spending a night with you, a conceited male might
think, I got something nobody else has. But most males will
think: I'm not that special, I didn't whisk her off her feet.
In life we are often damned if we do, and damned if we don't.
If I don't sleep with him, I'll never see him again, and if I
do, he'll never marry me.
Men have a big head/little head controversy. The little head
might want you to be easy, but it's the big head that's going to give
you the wedding ring. Perhaps it's no more than the breeding in-
His instinct says breed; yours says yes, but with conditions.
If you want marriage, you need a man's respect first, and that's
not gotten by sex on the first date. He may have a lot of fun, but
he's not envisioning you as the mother of his son.
Today you are 50 percent happy and 50 percent s.d Th.-i's
likely as good as it will get. If you become companion' .jn ht
terms, in time the preliminaries-dinner, a show, a night .u- ilth

friends-will be skipped. He will call, and you will rush to meet
him at his place.
The song says, wouldn't it be nice if "we could be married
and then we'd be happy." Yes, that would be nice. But the
song's conclusion is more likely to occur. "You know it seems
the more we talk about it, it only makes it worse to live with-
out it." With this man you are assured of living without what
you most'desire.



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Pg VI, I ud Chronicle Ap 15, 2007

Mag Istrate shio1Y'ed uK!I micialIaNi SI]cu toNGsim]n

Injured worker






IN the year 1971, weeder Ramkallia, who was
injured at Plantation Versailles and Schoon
Ord. Limited, in the course of her
employment, was denied compensation by a
West Demerara Magistrate, but on appeal to the
Full Court was granted compensation covering
a five-year period.
The weeder had claimed compensation from her employers on
the ground that she had suffered an injury to her back on July 30,
1968, when in the Course of her employment, a heavy box fell on
her and squeezed her as she sharpened her cutlass under her house.
She approached the Court for compensation after her employ-
ers denied liability.
On the medical evidence led, the magistrate found against her
and dismissed the claim.


He held that it was not possible that she
could have been suffering from all the com-
plaints testified to by Dr. Hugh, 'as none of
the doctors before Dr. Hugh found anything
of the kind".
Represented by Senior Counsel Mr.
Derek Jagan, Ramkallia appealed to the Full
At the hearing of the Appeal, the em-
ployers were represented by Mr. Gilbert
Farnum, S.C.
Among other things, the Full Court
found :-
(i) the medical evidence was over-

whelming that the Appellant had not suffered any permanent par-
tial incapacity which she had made the basis of her claim;
(ii) the reasoning of the Magistrate was faulty. The language

P ilies By George Barclay

he used showed an unjudicial approach to conflicting expert testi-
(iii) the Magistrate had failed to advert to the question
whether there was temporary incapacity proved, and on the evi-
dence of the respondent's medical witness, Dr. George, the tempo-
rary incapacity had not ceased;
(iv) the appeal would be allowed and the
Respondents would be ordered to pay the Ap-
pellant periodic payments at the rate of $40.72
from July 30, 1968 until the expiration of a pe-
riod of five years ( less one month's payment al-
.! ready paid or until the incapacity ceased which-
ever was the shorter time.)
The facts of the case disclosed that the
Evidence of Ramkallja was that she was
treated at the dispensary with tablets and elec-
trical appliances and told to return on the fol-
lowing Friday.
On this day she informed Dr. Abbensetts that
she was feeling pain and he referred her to
Lusignan Hospital. She remained in Hospital for
15 days and then was discharged by Dr.
Abbensetts who recommended her for light work.
Because of the pain she was unable to do
CHIEF JUSTCE HARRY the light work. She returned to Dr.
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Description : Four (4) Billet-Cane Elevators

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the goods must have more th;-r, 50%0/ by value originating from CDB
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non-refundable fee of ten thousand Guyana Dollars (G$10,000), or fifty
US Dollars (US$50).

Bids will be opened 14.00 hours,- Monday June 18, 2007, and must be
accompanied by a bid security of 2.5% of bid price.

GUYSUCO reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.
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Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Booker Tate Project Office
Skeldon Estate
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A 18107 006A
: Ten (10) In-Field Haulage Tractors

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: Twenty (20) Punt Haulage Tractors

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Bids will be opened 14.00 hours, Monday June 18, 2007, and must be
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compensation ...

Abbensetts who examined
her and referred her to Dr.
George. Dr. George, after ex-
amination, told her to return
to work, but she said that she
was unable to do so because
of pain.
The Personnel Department
later informed the woman that
Dr. George had discharged her.
She still felt pain and on Sep-
tember 10, 1968, she was ex-
amined by Dr. Hugh, a private
On examination on Sep-
tember, 1968, Dr. Hugh
found pain on active and pas-
sive movement over the Tho-
racic lumbar spine In his
opinion the pain was due to
a sprained back as a result of
compression, on the box fall-
ing on her and he recom-
mended six weeks temporary
On October 23, 1968, Dr.
Hugh again examined Ramkallia
and found that her condition
was not improved and recom-
mended three weeks extension
He saw her again on No-

vember 4, 1968, and on ex-
amination.found no change
in the clinical condition.
Thus, he considered her to
be a chronic case and assessed
her 40 per cent permanent
partial disability.
The doctor expressed the
opinion that her condition was
consistent with the accident
described, but he found no
evidence of tenderness.
Dr. Abbensetts stated that
on July 31, 1968, the Appellant
complained to him of pain in the
lumbar region, i.e. across the
lower part of the back and pain
in her right hip; she did not
complain of pain in the thoracic
lumbar region.
On examination he found no
external marks of injury and
- treated her and referred her to
Lusignan Hospital and treated
her up to August 5, 1968.
He again examined her
on August 23, 1968, when she
complained of pain and after
"examination, in which he
could find no physical cause,
he referred her to a
specialist, Dr. George.

This doctor saw the patient
again on August 26, September
4th and 8th, 1968.
Dr. Abbensetts stated that
Ramkallia complained of pain in
the small of the back which
would include the lumbar sacral
region but he found no muscle
Dr. Brahman testified that
he examined the woman on
August 4, 1968, and physical
examination revealed no
He saw no external sign
of injury whatever, all
movements of her neck,
back, back and spine were
full, free, and normal, her
reflexes were normal and
The only thing seen of the
X-ray was a sacraliasation of
lumbar 5 to the right and early
Sacraliasation is a frequent
ungenical abnormality and
osteoporosis is the
decalcification of the bone,
which is very common in
elderly people and
postmenopausal women.

From page VIII

She remained in hospital
until August 19, 1968, when on
examination he found that she
was fully recovered.
Finally, Dr. George, the
specialist examined Ramkillia on
August 24, 1968, and found that
there was probably tenderness
over the lumbar sapral region, the
movements of the spine were
normal and there were no muscle
X-ray revealed no
abnormality of the bone. He
recommended one week's light
However after

Injured worker denied

considering the evidence of
Dr. Hugh the Magistrate in
his memorandum of reasons
"It is not possible that she
could be suffering from all these
'It is not possible that she
could be suffering from these
complaints from the accident as
none of the doctors before Dr.
Hugh found anything of the
"I therefore could not
accept the evidence of Dr, Hugh
and accordingly I dismissed the
applicant's claim for
Reacting to the Magistrate's
findings, the Full Court
judgment which'was delivered
."by Chief Justice Harold Boilers
"We consider the reasoning
of the learned Magistrate here is
'Surely, it was possible for
the minority opinion of Dr.
Hugh to be judicially acceptable



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Contract No. LWA 05 Excavation of 20 collector drains

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April 2007. Bids will be opened 14.00 hours Friday 20 April 2007 at
Guysuco Head Office, Ogle Estate. Bid security is not required.

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Skeldon Sugar Modernisation P'roject
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Booker Tate Project Office
Skeldon Estate

Tel: (592) 339 2214/3631 Fax: (592) 339 3632

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bidders, whose qualifications and experience are acceptable to GUYSUCO and the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for:


A 18 07 004B

Description : Five (5) Mechanical Harvesters for
Sugar Cane.
Bidders must be eligible, ie. be registered in a CDB member country; the
mechanical harvesters may originate from countries other than CDB
member countries.

Bidders may purchase bidding documents from the address below for a
non-refundable fee of ten thousand Guyana Dollars. (G$10,000), or fifty
US Dollars (US$50).

Bids will be opened 14.00 hours, Monday, June 18, 2007,
accompanied by a bid security of 2.5% of bid price.
GUYSUCO reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.

The Project Manager
Skeldon Sugar Mordernization Project
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Booker Tate Project Office
Skeldon Estate

and must be

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in the face of all the other
contrary medical evidence,
especially having regard to
George's diagnosis of low back
ache and his evidence that a
person suffering from low back
ache should not be given work
which involved bending such as
The Chief Justice added, "It
cannot be assumed that the
learned Magistrate made the
correct approach to the medical
evidence but unfortunately
expressed his findings in
infelicitous language.
. "The language he used
unambiguously shows an
unjudicial approach to
conflicting expert testimony",
the Chief Justice had said.
The Order of the
Magistrate was set aside.
Judgment was entered in favour
of the appellant with costs.
Judges of the Full Court
were Chief Justice Harold
Boilers and Justice J.




Ecuador's President Rafael
Correa .has declared the
Galapagos Islands, home to
dozens of endangered
species, at risk and a national
priority for action.
The islands, Ecuador's top
tourist draw, were suffering an
environmental and social crisis,
he said.
Mr Correa's call came as a
UN delegation was visiting to
see if the islands should be

declared "in danger".
The Galapagos Islands were
made a World Heritage Site 30
years ago for their unique plant
and animal life.
"We are pushing for a
series of actions to overcome
the 'huge institutional,
environmental and social
crises in the.islands," Mr
Correa said, adding that these.
problems were the result of
years of neglect by previous

Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007


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' governments.
He did not detail the
measures, but indicated Ecuador
would consider suspending
some tourism permits, Reuters
news agency reported.

The islands, located some
1,000km (620 miles) off
Ecuador's mainland, are.


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the goods must have more than 50% by value originating from CDB
member countries.

Bidders may purchase bidding documents from the address below for a
non-refundable fee often thousand Guyana Dollars (G$10,000), or fifty
US Dollars (US$50).

Bids will be opened 14.00 hours, Monday, June 18, 2007, and must be
accompanied by a Bid Security of 2.5% of bid price.

GUYSUCO reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.

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home to an array of species,
including giant tortoises,
blue-footed boobies and
marine iguanas.
About 20,000 people,
working mainly in fishing and
tourism, also live there.
The Galapagos Islands
inspired naturalist Charles
Darwin and helped him develop
his theory of evolution.
Last month, several
rangers of the ecological
reserve in the islands clashed
with members of the
Ecuadorean Armed Forces
over what the rangers say was

.illegal fishing in protected
The incident provoked an
outcry in Ecuador as it
illustrated for many the
practices which are damaging
the site.
Mr Correa announced that
a number ofPmilitary officials
had been suspended pending an
However, ecologists say the
problems in the Galapagos run
much deeper than the
government has acknQwledged.
They fear that a. rapid
increase in the human

population and the gradual
introduction.of external species
of flora and fauna are
threatening the entire ecosystem
on the islands.
Representatives of the
UN's scientific, educational
and cultural body, Unesco,
have travelled to its research
station on the Galapagos to
inspect the state of
conservation there.
Last month, a senior
Unesco official warned of
threats to the "fragile and
delicate" ecology of the
Galapagos. (BBC)

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators-
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 -Thursday, April 12, 2007
.-BuyoItn ate Selling Rate
Bank ofBaroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.50
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 195.00 199.00 204.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 196.00 198.00 204.00 204.00
RBGL 195.00 200.00 202.00 206.00
Bank Average 196.33 199.00 204.00 204.96

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.40 203.53

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$201.75

B.. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 151.67 160.83 171.17 175.50,

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 344.17 365.50 388.50 393.83

D. Euro

Banlk Average 23.50 251 25 26625 271.25
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR lS$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered Rate
___for Thu.. April 12, 2007
TTS= GS28.81
BdosS= G$92.16 6 months 5.37000% US 8.25%
JS= GS 4.45 1 year 5.31813% Guyana(wgt.) 14.46%
ECS= G$ 67.81
SBelize$= G$ 94.65
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

SudyCrnceArl1,20 aeX

UK man's new life as



A British man
worshipped as a
goddess in
India says he wants to
stay there after his six-
month visa runs out.
Stephen Louis Cooper has
become the centre of attraction
in the temple town of Becharaji
in the western Indian state of
Devotees have been lining
up to seek his blessings and
some of them even take him to
be the messenger of Bahuchar
Mata, the goddess of Indian
eunuchs, addressing him as Ma.
Mr Cooper, who says he
has been diagnosed with gender
identity disorder, likes to wear
a sari and be addressed as a
Hence his new name, Pema,
meaning lotus, by which
everyone now addresses him.

When the BBC caught up
with Mr Cooper he was sitting
in the temple courtyard dressed
in Indian women's clothes, with
rings in his ears and nose as
people lined up to seek his
He told the BBC that he
lived in London for five years
before starting the journey to
Having failed to qualify in
law from Ruskin College in
Oxford, he took to working on
freelance basis as an illustrator,
graphic designer and a
He said he originally came
from Leicestershire but had been
travelling all over the United
"All this while I never
connected to anything.
During my travels I came
across pictures of several
Hindu gods. On seeing the
picture of Bahuchar Mata in
one of the shops I could feel
my energy being reflected in
a different way.
"It was then that people
told me about this place and
asked me to visit India," he
Mr Cooper has a picture of
Bahuchar Mata tattooed on his
left arm, which cost almost
100,000 rupees (more than
1,000; $2,000), he says.
The temple complex at
Becharaji is visited by large
numbers of eunuchs from all
over India.

A trustee of the temple
complex, PC Raval, told me'
that there is a belief that by
paying their respect here
they will gain manhood in
their next birth.
There is-a fair at the temple
on every full moon night which
is attended by many eunuchs.
The star attraction of the last
fair was Mr Cooper, whose
blessings thousands sought that
"People here have been
lovely. They touch my feet and
when I touch their head I feel
the love and joy pure and
taintless," he says.
He has a visa that is
valid for six months but
would love to stay here for
the rest of his life. "I will
stay here as long as I feel
welcome. Maybe for the
rest of my life," he says.

'Keeps to himself'
During his month-long
stay Stephen has picked up

a few phrases in Gujarati like
Kernn Cho" (how are you?)
and chaii levu che" (I want
to have tea). He is
particularly fond of the local
sweet, laddoo.
"He normally keeps to
himself. We cannot talk in
English and he does not know
Hindi or Gujarati. He just
speaks in monosyllables and
sits quietly in the temple
meeting people," says Gunwant
Joshi, a trustee of the Ramji
Mr Cooper says that he
wants to learn Sanskrit and
Gujarati so that he can read

uI-vU IIIY -- followers in Iniua flOCK to see
known as Pamela and, er, Steve

'Goddess' ... jobless Steve Cooper from Tooting

more about Bahuchar Mata and
Hindu mythology.
He has been staying at
the guest house of the
temple trust and all the
money given to him by the
people as offerings he says he
has donated to the trust.
"I do my own washing and
am called by people to their
homes to have food. I love
wearing a sari as I find wrapping
a sari very sacred," he says.
Mr Cooper claims to be on
very good terms with the
eunuchs visiting the temple.
He refuses to do taped

interviews and prefers one-
to-one communication.
And he says he feels hurt-
by the. way the media,
particularly the British
press and the Indian
television channels, have
been reporting him. He
says India is a big heart
and Becharaji is its centre.
PC Raval says that it is
matter of pride for the
temple that a person of.
another faith has found
solace there and wants to live
there for the rest of his life.

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Page XI

T he Vilvoorden Women's Group
Shrimp Processing Project was
launched at Fair Field Sand,
Essequibo Coast on Thursday,
March 29, 2007.
The project is funded by the Canadian In-
ternational Development Agency (CIDA), un-
der the Building Community Capacity Project
Phase 11 (BCCP 11) and executed by CHF partners in rural devel-
The Shrimp Processing Project is a sub-project of the Vilvoorden
Women's Group, and is aimed at reducing poverty through provid-
ing employment for women in the catchment area from Cullen to
Aurora, assisting them to be self-sufficient and socially interactive
in their communities.
Minister of Human Services and Social Security Ms. Priya
Manickchand, Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Charles Court and
CHF Country Director Ms. Jean Lowry were among those in atten-
dance at the launching.
They all spoke highly of the women's group, of its commitment
to the project and the hard work they put into it.
Minister Manickchand, in her remarks, said she was particularly
pleased to be at the formal launch of the project.
She complimented the women for moving from where they were
to where they are, and said this might have been a tricky path, with
many hurdles and obstacles.
"This has shown us what women can do with the benefits of
empowerment", she added.
Minister Manickchand told the women that they have shown
that one need not come from a wealthy family, nor have a sec-
ondary education to make a contribution to development.
She told members of the Group that they had stepped up their
roles as human beings,
and have shown that they are not lesser because they are mem-
bers of a particular community.
"Without doubt Guyana is on the move, so you can determine
whether you want to be left behind or move along with the develop-
ment that is clear in the country," Minister Manickchand said.
The Minister remarked that the recent United Nations report on

the Double Dividend of Gender Equality made it quite clear that for
every woman who develops herself, it is her entire family that ben-
She pledged the Government's full support for the project,
through the provision of an environment in which the Vilvoorden
Group and similar groups can thrive.
She urged the women to reach out to those communities which
are not as blessed as they are, with groups involved in community
development programmes.
"You must become your brother's keeper," she said.
The Minister observed that women are usually good managers
at home, and they can usually make a dollar stretch very far; and so
women in the workplace today are not only fashionable. It is also
She said that the Vilvoorden Group has demonstrated not only
how far a group could go, but also how far the individual woman
could go.
She advised that at some stage each of the women take
stock of how far she had come because of the group. How
less timid you are, how more confident you are, how much
more self-esteem you have because you can now earn; and
how much more you are of benefit to your community and
your country, and more importantly, to your family," she
Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Charles Court, in his remarks.
expressed the commitment of the Canadian Government both
through the High Commission and the Canadian International Devel-
opment Agency, to assisting the Government and the people of
Guyana in achieving poverty reduction goals.
He said that in collaboration with the Guyana Government,
civil society plays a significant role in addressing poverty re-
duction; and as such Canada is pleased that the capacity build-
ing programme (BCCP 11) has had such a successful track
record working with civil society organizations in Guyana
over the past 20 years..
He said BCCP 11 is executed by CHF partners in rural
development with the aim of enhancing the capacity of selected

CANAUIAN Hign commissioner Charles Court (in back row),
Minister of Human Services and Social Security Priya
Manickchand and CHF Country Director Jean Lowry( third
and fourth from right) with members of the Women's Group.

NGO's to participate at the national level in the development
and delivery of programmes within Guyana's poverty reduc-
tion strategy in the areas of health, education, social services
and agriculture.
The Vilvoorden Women's Group, as one of the CHF part-
ners, had submitted and gained approval for a shrimp process-
ing plant to be launched on the Essequibo Coast, a project that
seeks to provide employment opportunities for approximately
54 unemployed women and three unemployed men, farmers
and a number of fishermen.
He observed that the Group had grown over the years, with now
approximately 150 members from a large catchment area including
20 communities ranging from Collen to Aurora on the Essequibo
He pointed out that the implementation and sustainability of
Vilvoorden's programmes are accomplished by close collaboration
with Government agencies.
"This is indicative of the approach of BCCPI 1 and more im-
portantly, a clear demonstration that government and civil society
can work together to reduce poverty," the High Commissioner said.
But it is mostly civil society that puts in the hours and the ef-
fort, and makes the decisions to go ahead.
"This empowerment of yourself is the single most important
thing that you could do to help yourself, and I think empowerment
is a goal to which the government and certainly Canada, through its
aid programmes, are committed to," Mr. Court said.
The High Commissioner congratulated the group and said
he looked forward to being able to pick up shrimp from the
Essequibo Coast in Georgetown.
In her remarks, CHF Country Director Ms. Jean Lowry recalled
when she first met the group in May 2004 under a shed-like build-
ing, sewing uniforms with a few machines. They were working so
hard in such "harsh" conditions that she was very impressed by their
determination, willingness and commitment to persevere and make
their lives better.
In the last three years, this group has shown exceptional de-
velopment and has exceeded my expectations by a huge degree," Ms.
Lowry said.
She said it was the work of the women that had purchased the
land, and had built the processing building.
Ms. Lowry described the Group as amazing, and said she was
truly grateful that the women allowed CHF to be part of the devel-
opment process.
Regional Chairman Mr. Alli Baksh described Vilvoorden as
a poor community, as were many others in Region Two. He iden-
tified the Vilvoorden Group as one of the viable ones in the
Region, and he expressed thanks, on behalf of the Region, to
both the Canadian Government and that country's tax-payers
for their generous contribution to the success of the Group.

cle April 15, 200717X

He expressed the view that poverty is a crime, and that there is
i need for funding and other assistance to be coupled with a collec-
ive approach to ensure successful programmes and the subsequent
poverty reduction.
The Regional Chairman said he was happy to be working closely
with the women of the Group who often called on him for advice
and assistance.
He observed that women constituted some 98 per cent of the

THE New Opportunity Corps Steelband plays a
national song.

Group, and when he sees the public every Wednesday, about 80 per
cent are men seeking employment.
He encouraged the women to tap this resource of unemployed
He also advised that they make use of the reservoir of know-
how reposing in retired persons such as retired school teachers,
lawyers and businessmen in the Region, so as to add to their
own knowledge.
In her report on the project, Project Coordinator Ms. Girlie
Ramjit said she was proud to be part of the launching after a gesta-
tion period of about four years.
She revealed that the programme calls for shrimp processing to
be restricted to five days per week, with shrimp sourced from local
The shrimp processors, all women, will be required to have health
certificates, and will work under strict, approved hygienic conditions.
The processed shrimp will be transported in containers to the main
processing unit, where washing and packaging of the commodity will
be undertaken.
The shrimp will be stored and frozen, and then distributed and
Ms. Ramjit said that samples of the product distributed to po-
tential buyers have been well received, and that this augurs well for
the success of the project.
As long as supply, quality and packaging meet required stan-
dards, and the price is competitive, there will not be a problem
finding a market for the shrimp.
Within six months of the launching of the shrimp project, ac-
cording to Ms. Ramjit, an analysis will be undertaken to determine
the feasibility of launching a second phase of the project.
This phase will see the manufacturing of poultry feed using a
mill, and using the shrimp waste and other materials found in the
Ms. Ramjit cautioned that the sustainability of the project
will depend on securing reliable buyers and on putting out a
quality product that meets all food-handling and other require-
Earlier in the programme, Deputy Permanent Secretary-Finance
in the Ministry of Agriculture, brought congratulations from Agri-
culture Minister Mr. Robert Persaud, who assured the Group that
the Government was supportive of the project and would do every-
thing it could to see that it succeeds.
The launching also featured items of dance by members of the
community, and music played by the New Opportunity Corps steel
The audience included many members of the Women's
Group and officials from the Region.
.. .

HIGH Commisioner Charles Court and Minister Priya
Manickchand at the door to the new office just after
the ribbon was cut. ,i .. i


This project will have an impact on poverty in the communities it serves, particularly among unemployed women and, to a
lesser extent, men.
Employment and income generating opportunities will result from:
Re-employment of currently underemployed or unemployed fishermen in catching shrimp, and indirectly for those who service
and support the fishing vessels.
Income generation for primarily poor women in the shrimp cleaning operation.
Employment in the operation and maintenance of the feed stock mill.
Income generation through the sale of clean (picked shrimp) and feed for poultry.

Incidental benefits will include:

: A sense of empowerment and self-worth among women who were never able to earn a living before and who were totally depen-
dent on husbands and others to provide for them and their families.
The impact of increased access to education, health and other services that increased household income would engender.
The example that would be made of poor rural women helping themselves to alleviate their poverty situation.

At a conservative estimate, this project will benefit at least 100 families; and given -the average family size of six in rural
communities, it is expected that this project can directly benefit at least 600 persons.



Tiahe wrter Oet sxwme nth hrm iciggrus

Shreemattie Persaud is
the mother of five sons, ages
ranging from 16 years to five
months. The two eldest are
apprentice carpenters, and
th6se of school-age attend
the Huist T'Dieren Primary
and Aurora Secondary
schools. Her husband,
P Lakhram, works part time as a
, driver at the Vilvoorden rice
S mill.
There is hardly ever
enough money for the
family's household needs,
and so she will use income
from the project to supplement
her usual family expenses.

Kushwattie Persaud, 28,
has two sons and one
daughter. The eldest is 13
years and the youngest 18
months. The bigger ones go
to school at Pomona and
Abram Zuil.
Her husband Kamesh is a
labourer employed at a rice
mill, and she too is looking
forward to her new job so as
to be able to supplement
what her husband brings
home to meet the needs of
the family.

Audette Peters, 39, the
mother of four boys and two
girls, ages ranging from 21, to
eleven years. Four of them
attend the Pomona Secondary
and Aurora Primary Schools.
Her husband Lindon is a
labourer, and she supple-
ments his income by working
as a weeder with the
Neighborhood Democratic
She is very mindful of her
children's education, and will
do all she can with whatever
the family earns, to allow her
children a sound education.

Jayanti Pallad, 37, has
five daughters, 12 years to
four years. Her husband is a
carpenter working in Barba-
dos, and the money he sends
for her and the family hardly
meets their needs.
And so she is looking
forward to what she will earn
from the shrimp-picking.
Her children go to the
Huist T'Dieren Primary, the
Aurora Secondary and
Aurora Nursery schools. She
is particularly keen on her
income from the shrimp-
picking assisting with her
children's education.

Seemattie Sobha. 34. has
two sons and two daughter.
14 years to nine Near".
attending the Aurora
Secondary and Suddie
Primary schools. She too it
keen on her new inco me
assisting in their educ-iton.
Yagashwar, her
is a weeder %. nh the
Neighborhood De' elop-
ment Council. At then moment
he is the family , .ile
breadwinner .id n
Seemattie is hard pre, ,cd to .
make ends meet. For her the
shrimp project is a god-send.


Minwattie Ramrattan, is
the mother of five boys and
one girl, 21 to seven years.
Three of them are at school
at the Aurora Primary and
Secondary schools. One of
hei sons, Arjune, works on
a farm and he is the family's
sole breadwinner.
This makes her most
grateful for the income
which will soon be coming
to her from the shrimp

x,:- project.

Page XIV

Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007

SWIMSUIT Secrets: New York based Guyanese
fashion designer Roger Gary, best known for his
Aqua Couture line up. which includes ladies and
gents swimwear poses with the sexy Olympia-
Small Sonaram,. who is causing jaws to drop all over
again with her male swimwear collection to add to
her female line of swimsuit and lingerie. The two
were snapped by Chronicle photographer Delano
Williams at the Splashmins Fun Park and Resort for
Miss Guyana Universe 2007.

FOR my people: Teannie Causeway, an Amerindian from
St. Cuthbert's Mission, displays her evening gown
during the Miss Guyana Universe 2007 competition at
the Splashmins Fun Park and Resort. (Delano Williams

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THE Queen and the Dance Instructor: Clive Prowell,
founder of Classique Dance Company poses with
Miss Guyana Universe 2007 Mellesa Payne just after
she was crowned last Sunday at the Splashmins
ueen and the Da c J
Fun Park and resort. Prowell also trained the
Ldelegaies for the pageant and choreographed the
show. At right is third-runner up Ayana Harris.


Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007




Ministry of Education


The Government of the Co-operative Republicof Guyana has received financing from
the Inter-American Development Bank towards the cost of Basic Education Access and
Management Support (BEAMS) Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of
this financing will be applied to eligible payments under contract for the provision of

The Ministry of Education (Representative of the Government of Guyana) thru' the
BEAMS Project Implementation Unit invites applications from eligible and suitably
qualified professionalsto serve in the positions listed below.



Bachelor's Degree (1 Degree) in Arts, Education or Mathematics.
At leastfive (5) years experience in Project Management.
Teaching experience at the primary level preferred.
Knowledge of word processing/basic computer skills and good command of
the English Language.
Familiarity with the Education System of Guyana.
An innovative and creative approach to daily tatks, the capacity to organize
and manage a multi faceted project.
Ability to relate to a wide variety of personnel on the IRI Team including EDC,
Ability to delegate responsibilities and supervise staff daily.



Bachelor's Degree(1" Degree) in English, Education or Majoring in
Experience in Editing Education Materials
Experience in the Education Teaching of Mathematics at the primary level.
Knowledge of wordprocessing/ basic computer skills.

The duration of contractual service for the above-named two positions is one (1) year

Interested individuals may uplift the requisite Terms of Reference and may obtain
further information from the BEAMS Project Implementation Unit, 109 Barima
Avenue, Bel-Air Park, Georgetown Telephone # (592)226-3332 or (592)225-4626.

The Applicants must submit their resume which should include Name and Address of
the applicant, Telephone No., e-mail or Fax #, the discipline being applied for,
qualifications, a brief description of experience and salary history.

Applicants are required to deposit their applications in the Tender Box of the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NP&TAB) located at the Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

The closing date for the submission of the applications is on or before 9:00 hours on
Tuesday, May 15, 2007.

The applications must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board and must be marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope

Late applications will not be accepted. The submitted applications will be opened at a
public ceremony on the 15'h May, 2007 in the Boardroom of the NP&TA Board in the
presence of those applicants or their representatives who choose to attend.

Permanent Secretary .
Ministry of Education.

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture
invites bids from suitably qualified and experienced bidders to undertake the
following projects:

a.) Supply of Fuel and Lubricants to the National Drainage and Irrigation
b.) Supply and Installation of Hydraulically Driven Drainage Pumps in
Region 3 and 4.
c.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in Region 3,
4 and 5.
d.) Operation, Servicing and Monitoring of NDIA Excavators in the East
Demerara Water Conservancy.
e.) Excavation of Outfall Channel at Greenfield, Hope and Belfield, ECD,
Region 4.
f.) Rehabilitation of Jimbo Sluice and Canal in Diamond/(Golden Grove,
EBD, Region 4.
g.) Rehabilitation of Supply/Brickery Drainage Canal and Sluice,. EBD,
Region 4 (Re-tendered).
h.) Construction of Earthen Embankment and Drainage Structure at
Palmyra, Wakenaam, Region 3 (Re-tendered).
i.) Construction of Intake Structure at Enmore, EDWC, Region 4 (Re-

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain
further information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, National
Drainage and Irrigatiorrn Authority during normal working hours.

4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen
Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand
dollars ($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture for each bid document.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification
of the of the Bidder and marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for

. Bids shall be addressed .
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the'above address no later than 09:00 h on
Tuesday, April 17,2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will
be rejected.

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives
who choose to attend at 09:00 hours on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in the
boardroom of the National Procurement andcTender Administration Board,
Ministry of Finance at the above address.

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the
Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner-Gelneral
of the Guyana Revenue Authority.

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to nlo Lless than
2% of the bid sum.

9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, MIinistr\ of .Finance
reserves the right to reject any or all bids without assigning m1Al\n `a,-on
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

PaeXI ~~~'Cih~~ bi 5 ~o




GUYANESE had a good
choice of "war movies" at
Georgetown cinemas during
the 1950s and 1960s.
The movie's plot was
clearly defined: it was set in
World War II and the bad guys
were mainly the Germans or
the Japanese who by movie's
end were invariably all mowed
down by machine guns from
American GI's like Audie
Murphy in "To Hell and Back
(1955). That was action for
S" " " --" sure.
S Certainly, during the
actual war years, from 1939 to
1945, there was a need for such
propaganda films to motivate
armaments production
and mobilize the population in
Allied countries, including then
B0)1colonies such as British
S Guiana for a general fightback
against German and Italian fas-
S cism and Japanese militarism.
SI It took a while in.Western

Do I still pay NIS if I am HIV positive and cannot work?

film culture to rise abc
th e s o m e t i m
racist nAtionalistic sentiment
In the 1970s there wa
sprinkling of movies focusing
the ordinary soldier and leav
out such blatant anti-Germar
Japanese bashing.. They led
more releases such as "Sav
Private Ryan", direct
by Steven Spielberg.
There has howei
been no Hollywood ma
stream movie about WV
from the perspective of i
other side until the recent
lease of "Letters from I
Jima" which I saw early t
month at the Olympus c
ema in the Sheraton Plaza
Directed by Cl
Eastwood with a screenplay
Japanese-American I
Yamashita, it gives an insi
into the Japanese side
a famous Pacific battle dur
This was for the cont



>ve of the strategically placed small
e s island of Iwo Jima lying 1080
s. kilometres ( 522 miles) south of
s a the Japanese mainland. It was
on eventually captured by US
ing forces in early 1945 at horren-
i or dous loss of life to both sides.
I to No one can fault
ing Eastwood's / Yamashita's appar-
ted ent desire to build a better un-
derstanding of ordinary peoples
ver worldwide. Several scenes of the
in- movie show Japanese soldiers
VII thinking about their families
the back home and even compassion
re- for wounded American soldiers.
wo They knew they were going
his to die on that God forsaken is-
in- land (by then Japanese High
in Command could send no rein-
forcements). Of the 22,000
int Japanese defenders, only 216
by were taken prisoner (the Ameri-
ris can marines of 3, 4,5th Divisons
ght suffered 25,281 casualties in-
of eluding 6,825 dead).
ing The "starboy" is the
rol Please see page XVII


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Note however, that you can apply to NIS for Sickness or
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Paige XVI.""

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Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007

Pasw V II

L6 From page XVI

"Leters from .

commanding officer of
the garrison, Lt.General
Tadamichi Kuribayashie
(well played by Japanese ac-
tor Ken Watanabe). His de-
piction is a far cry from the
evil, ruthless stereotype of
the Japanese officer class we
saw portrayed in most war
movies of the 1940s to 1950s
(one exception being the
1957-made 'The Bridge on
the River Kwai where screen
writers Carl Foreman and
Michael Wilson gave a rela-
tively human face to the main
Japanese officer who was
played by Japanese-Ameri-
can Sessue Hayakawa)
In a flashback in the movie,
Kuribayaashie is shown visiting
the US in the 1930s before the
outbreak of War. There, he is
given an antique (a 1911 Colt
.45 automatic) pistol as a token
of friendship by American offic-
ers. Kuribayashhie is a disci-
plined officer knowing the grave
responsibilities on his shoul-
He has to prepare a defence
strategy including laying down
gun emplacements and exca-
vating a warren of tunnels (they
dug 11 miles of them to protect
them from air bombardment.) in
the hills for a battle he knew
he and his men would never sur-
vive. Yet he is shown, in keep-
ing with the film's main thrust,
reprimanding junior officers
for ill-treatment of lower ranks.
Of course there are a few
atrocities by the Japanese in the
movie. A captured American sol-
dier is for example bayoneted to
death. Ajunior Japanese officer
is stopped by Kuribayashie
from beheading two Japanese
soldiers with a samurai sword
for dereliction of duty.
E a s t w o o d /
Yamashita reminding us of
the Japanese peoples' essen-
tial humanity is a good one.
Aren't peoples worldwide all
the same? Thousands of
Japanese immigrants in the

US and Canada had their
civil and other rights violated
when they were detained in
concentration camps and
their property and businesses
seized during World War H.
And they certainly did not
deserve to have two atomic
bombs dropped on two of their
most populous cities, Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, so that the then
US government could test the
weapons and send,
ungratefully, a message to the
then Soviet Union, who had
essentially won the War for the
Allies including opening a front
on the East to battle Japanese
So far, so good. The movie
is also excellently
photographed in monochro-
matic black and white and with
Japanese dialogue (there were
English sub-titles). The problem
I have with it, despite
Eastwood/ Yamashita's com-
mendable efforts, is that it
sometimes makes us forget the
harsh reality of the system, and
class realities, of Japanese im-
perialism, its militarism and out-
right murderous burnt earth
policies which killed millions
of innocent peoples in Asian
countries such as China,Vietnam
and Malaysia.
Japanese militarism and
racism (it held Chinese
people to be inferior) were
the ideological tenets (gen-
eral beliefs) of officers of the
Japanese Imperial Army to go
with their military training.
When Japanese troops over-
ran Singapore, officers di-
rected the detention of up
25,000 to 50,000 ethnic Chi-
nese who were then massa-
cred. Japanese Army policy
enslaved young women in the
colonies in Asia and put them
in "brothels" as "comfort
women" where they were
raped all day and night
by Japanese troops.
Japan never signed the
Geneva Convention, an interna-

tional agreement which provides
for the protection of prisoners
of war. Consequently, many
brave US and Commonwealth
countries soldiers in the Allied
armies, including from the Indian
sub-continent, were summarily
murdered or force marched to
death in such projects as the
Burma -Siam railway. After the
war, 920 Japanese war criminals
were justifiably executed,
though many more escaped..
Those on the left including
the government of the Peoples
Republic of China and even
among liberal elements in the
Republic of Korea' which also
suffered at the hands of Japa-
nese-aggression, argue the sor-
did aspect of Japanese history
during World War 11 should
never be forgotten.
They condemn present
day attempts by nationalist.
parties to play on jingoist sen-
timents and revive militarism.
They condemn the ill advised
visits by Japanese Prime Min-
isters to the Yaksukini Shrine
which venerates the actions of
Japanese armed forces including
war criminals.
Too much historical revision-
ism and forgetting/forgiving sim-
ply embolden undemocratic ele-
ments bent on bringing back dic-
tatorship and enslaving people.
Those who caused suffering
should themselves genuinely
apologise and the blatantly guilty
ones face punitive measures, the
left correctly argues in my view.
Letters from Iwo Jima is es-
sentially an action war movie
(it has no imaginative story line)
and isn't too much of a waste
of money on that score.
We laud its humanism as
But while we shouldn't
expect it to read like
a documentary, we neverthe-
less recognize that their his-
torical oversight is a real
weakness. (Norman Faria is
Guyana's Honorary Consul
in Barbados)

Early clinical trial results
suggest drugs acting on a
new HIV target are effective,
say scientists.
Integrase-inhibitors work in
a similar way to existing HIV
drugs, by blocking an enzyme
essential for HIV to be able to
replicate itself.
Scientists are hopeful the
new family of drugs will get
round the problem of treatment-
resistant HIV strains.
Patients who tested one of
these drugs, called raltegravir,
showed marked improvement,
The Lancet reports.

All of the 178 patients with
advanced HIV in the study had
being taking regular
antiretroviral HIV drugs for
about 10 years but were failing
to respond to them.
The international researchers
measured the amount of HIV ge-
netic material (RNA) in the blood
of the patients after 24 weeks of
treatment with their usual HIV

drugs plus either raltegravir or a
dummy drug.
Patients taking raltegravir
had an average of 98% drop in
their HIV RNA count, com-
pared to just 45% drop in the
placebo group.
The number of CD4 cells,
which give an indication of
the immune response, were
also significantly boosted in
patients taking raltegravir.
And the drug was well toler-
ated by most of the patients.

The study authors, led by
Dr Bach-Yen Nguyen or Merck
Research Laboratories in Penn-
sylvania, the US, said: "This
drug has the potential to become
an important component of
combination treatment
regimens...for patients failing
current therapies with
multidrug-resistant virus and
limited treatment options."
Resistance to HIV medica-
tion is becoming increasingly
common more than one in 10

UK patients with HIV has
some level of resistance to at
least one drug before they have
even begun therapy, a recent
study found.
Deborah Jack, chief execu-
tive of the National AIDS Trust,
said: "Now that many people
with HIV are living longer and
may be on medication for de-
cades, it is vitally important
that new treatments are avail-
able to meet any drug resistance
that might develop over time.
"With ihe numbers of
people living with HIV increas-
ing worldwide, it is imperative
that there discontinued invest-
ment in new treatments."
Dr Pedro Cahn and Dr
Omar Sued, of the Fundaci6n
Huesped, Buenos Aires, Argen-
tina, said new therapies would
help cut deaths.
But they pointed out that
more than 85% of patients
living with lIV/Aids around
the world still do not have ac-
cess to regular HIV drugs.


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applications for the following positions:

(1) Probation & Social Services Officer
(2) Senior Probation & Social Services Officer

Kindly send all applications to:
Public Service Commission
Fort Street, Kingston

Closing date for applications is May 4,2007.

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Cercospora early

blight in Celery

,'3early blight
is a common
affecting celery in many
.. celery growing areas in
S Guyana. This disease
causes severe damage
to the affected plants
... resulting in a marked
reduction in the quality
and marketability of
this crop. In addition,
Cercospora early blight
weakens the leaves and
petiole resulting in
poor yields. The need
CELERY leaves damaged by for early identification
Cercospora early blight in the infection cycle is
critical if control
measures are to be
The fungus Cercospora apii
causes Cercospora early blight
in celery.

.\pplicant iare invited for entrymto (Carnegie School ofHome Ionioimics (0 pursue Slud(icsin the This disease can affect
,oingprvgramme: the-leaves, petiole and stemn
(a) Houscthold Management of the celery plants. Initial
h) Garment Construction symptoms are observed as
(c) osmnletlogvy small round yellowish brown
(di aterimngand Hospitality spots on both sides of the

(a) Houselhold Miageiment applicants mu i attain the age of fifteen (15) years by
the 31" August. 2007.
(b) Garment Construction applicants Imust attain the age olf eighteen (18) years by
the 31" August. 20107.

(c) Cosmetology applicants must attain the age of seventeen (17) years by the 31"
August 2007,
.(d) Catering and Hospitality applicant must attain the age of eighteen (18) years by
the 31" August, 2007.

For programmes (a.b.c ) minimum qualifications SSPE parts 1 &2.
For programme (d) minimum qualification: CSEC in Flood and Nutrition and Home Economics
Management. Applicants with good scores at SSPE parts 1&2 would be considered if space is
available. Mature applicants, twenty-five (25) years and over who have experience in the Hospitality
andCatering Industry will be considered.
Application forms can be obtained from Carnegie School of Home Economics, D'urban and High
Streets, Werk-en-Rust at a cost of$ 100,00.

Completed forms must be returned to the school by Monday 30"' April, 2007.
Applicants are required to report to the Carnegie School of Hlome Economics for an Entrance Test
on Wednesday, May 2,2007 at 08:30h.
For further details you may call the school on telephone numbers 226-2441/223-8100.

Board of Governors
Thru The Principal
Carnegie School of Home Economics

foliage. These spots rapidly
expand under favorable
environmental conditions to
cover areas of 1 cm or more.
These eventually become
ashen gray in color and take
in a papery texture and
usually-do not have a distinct
margin. The affect leaves will
eventually become dry,
withered and die. Under high
disease pressures, leaf
petiole and stem are also
affected resulting in severe
crop losses.

Disease Spread
This disease is favored
by high humidity and
temperatures between 150 C
and 300 C. and is spread
within and between fields
through movement of spores,
wind, wind splashed rain ,
water splashes, farm
workers, tools etc.
Movement of infected
transplants into the disease
free areas can also result in
the spread of the disease.

Several management
strategies can be utilized in'an
integrated approach in
controlling this disease. These

o Use only disease free

i) Remove ail infected
plants present in the transplant
area and burn:

o Crop rotation should
be practiced especially in areas
with a history of this disease;

o Deep ploughing of

crop residue will help reduce the
concentration of fungal

.o Reduce humidity
within growing areas by
increasing aeration through
increase row spacing and reduce
planting density;

o Fungicides can: be
used effectively in disease
management. Fungicides
should be used in nurseries
as soon as the disease is
identified. This will prevent
transfer of the disease to
transplanted areas. Three
fungicides were found to be
effective in the control of this
disease locally based on a
trial conducted in Region 3 by
Chlorothalonil (Bravo,
Bravo Ultrex and Maximo),
Bendmil (Benlate) and
Tiabendazole (Mertect)
applied at the
m a n u fa c t u r e r s
recommended rates. These
fungicides should be used
in rotation and applied
with sufficient water
volume to reach lower
leaves and petiole.


The Ministry of Health invites application for the vacant posts
of Social Worker at the above Centres.


A Diploma in Social Work from a recognized Institution.
Practical knowledge in social work would be an

The successful applicants must be patient and sensitive
towards people with disabilities and understand their needs.

The salary for this post is $41,691 per month.

Interested persons are required to submit their applications
not later than April 20, 2007 to the:

Public Service Commission
Fort Street


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SUndtay ChioHiWd April 15,2'2007

Requirements for


I W A Hello Readers,
i Last week we examined some of
the strategies adopted by the
Environment Management Di-
tidiii ,vision (EMD) of the EPA to en-
sure that the EP Act, 1996 is
rigorously enforced. This week
we will look at the requirements for environmental permits.
The Environmental Protection Act No., llof 1996, part IV re-
quires that developers of proposed projects which are deemed
by the Agency to have potentially significant impacts on the
environment or listed in the Fourth schedule must apply to
the Agency for Environmental Authorisations.
If the Agency, after screening the project, decides that the
project may have significant effects on the environment, an Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessment (EIA) must be done by the devel-
oper through independent consultants approved by .the Agency. At
the same time, if the potential impacts are not significant, or are
known and measures are proposed to mitigate these impacts then
an EIA may not be required and an Environmental Authorisation
may be granted according to the procedures of the EP Act. In some
cases where an EIA is not required the EPA, may request an Envi-
ronmental Management Plan, which sets out the mitigation mea-
sures and monitoring plans for the construction and operational
phases of the project.
The following is a list of activities for which developers are
required to apply to (new projects) or register with (existing op-
erations) the Agency for Environmental Authorisation. The list is
not exhaustive and it is advisable that if in doubt a query should be

made to the EPA giving enough information regarding the project
location and surrounding land uses, activities associated with the
project and in particular information on the possible pollutants and
mitigation measures, for a decision to be made as to whether an
application to the EPA is necessary (this may be done via, letter,
telephone, e mail or meeting). If a permit is granted the duration
may be 1-5 years, while the permit fee can range from small to
extra large project at US$100-3,100 per year.
For developers of projects who applied, but were not required
to do so, EPA would respond by preparing a 'letter of authorisation'
or "no objection" letter, indicating so and proving general environ-
mental guidelines.

1. Port and Harbour development
2. Construction and operation of housing estates
3. Construction of major roads and highways
4. Construction of major bridges
5. Development of industrial complexes/estates
6. Airport expansion and/or development
7. Development of hospitals
8. Development of water distribution facilities and pipeline
Service Industries
9. Service/gas stations
10. Abattoirs/ slaughter houses

11. Water treatment facilities
12. Water management projects ( dams, reservoirs/impound-
13. Power generation plants ( including the use of fuels such
as biomass and other renewable sources)
14. Hydropower development
15. Development and operation of hotels, guest houses, inns
and resorts (eco-tourism or otherwise more than 10 rooms).
16. Establishment of parks, nature trails and recreational fa-
17. Auto-electrical/mechanical workshop/vulcanizing shops
18. Body -work/ spray painting operation
Processing plants
19. Pulp and paper processing plants
20. Food processing plants (including meat, fish/seafood and


Distilleries, breweries and beverage manufacture
Oil processing plants
Textile mills
Petroleum processing/petrochemical plants
Cement production/ bagging plants
Paint and ink manufacturing
Pharmaceuticals manufacture
Asphalt/bitumen plants
Metal processing
Chemical processing/manufacturing plants
Poultry processing and rearing
Milk based industries
Goldsmiths/Jewelery Making operations.

Mining/ mineral processing
35. Mining (sand, bauxite, loam, gold, diamond, rock)
36. Metal and mineral processing
37. Sugar manufacture and refining
38. Rice processing plants
39. Livestock husbandry and production
40. Mariculture/ aquaculture facilities
Wood Processing
41. Logging
42. Plywood manufacture
43. Sawmill and wood processing-
44. Furniture manufacturing
Please turn to page XX



The Guyana National Newspapers Limited is offering for sale
by sealed bids, the following vehicle: one (1) Toyota Motof
Wagon -PFF 8882.

The vehicle is available for inspection at the Company's
premises, Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown between
08:00 h and 16:30 h Monday to Friday.

Tenders should be placed in a sealed envelope and addressed as

Tender for Vehicle
Company Secretary
Guyana National Newspapers Limited

Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box located near the
Receptionist at the front entrance of the building not later than
Friday, April 20,2007 at 14:00 h.

The yehicle is sold on an "as is where is"' basis.

The Company reserves the right to reject any tender without
assigning a reason.

Guyana National Newspapers Limited




Tenders are invited for the supply of transportation using a nine-
seater mini bus (minimum), twice daily for one year, for Hydromet
Staff working at the Cheddi Jagan international Airport Met.

Tenderer(s) can, uplift information relating to the task and free
tender documents from the office of the Chief
Hydrometeorological Officer, Hydromet Service, 18 Brickdam,
Stabroek, Georgetown.

Tender documents must be accompanied by the following:

(a) Valid certificates of compliance from the Guyana
Revenue Authority and the National Insurance
(b) Copy. of valid vehicle insurance, vehicle fitness
certificate and current licence.
.(c) Copy of registration.

All documents required Cbove must be plac-ed in a seal
envelope marked "Tender for Hydromet Tra -:.ortation" -L d
addressed to the NPTAB Chairman, Mirni 'nance .
deposited in the Ministry of Finance er- vain S,,'--,,
Georgetown nol laler tThan 14:00 hon A i'

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007

Update on Pre-Qualification of Contractors 2007

All individuals or firms who previously submitted relevant
information in relation to Pre-Qualification as a contractor
with the Regional Democratic Council Region 5 for the
year 2007 are advised that the pre-qualification will be
completed by April 16, 2007.

Tenders are invited from contractors that have previously
submitted pre-qualification information in the year 2007, to
tender in the categories specified in those documents to
undertake the following works:

Lotl $ 2000per Tender

Capital -Administration Buildings
1, Construction of new office block for the RDC.

Capital -Education Buildings
1. Construction of Champagne Primary School
2. Construction of Front Fence for the Calcutta
Primary School

Capital-Land Development
1. Rehabilitation of Drainage Network in Zorgen
2. Construction of First Cross Street Experiment
Housing Area.
3. Construction of Farm Dam Mahaicony.

Capital-Drainage and Irrigation
1. Construction of RC drainage regulate at Pert
Village Flood Embankmnent.
2. Construction of RC drainage regulator at Pert
Perseverance (Fraser)/Industry Canals.
3. Construction of RC drainage regulator at Pert
Zeeland/Industry Canals.

Capital -Roads
I. Upgrading of First,.Cross Street within west
2. Upgrading of Bennit Dam within Rosignol.
3. Upgrading of Gulfcity Street within Novar.
4. Upgrading of St. John's Street within South
5. Upgrading of First Cross Street within South
Lovely Lass.
6. Upgrading of First Cross Street within South
7. Upgrading of Alexander Street within Ithaca
8. Upgrading of Entrance & First Cross Street
within Chester
9. Construction of Waheed Street within east De

Capital Education Furniture
1. Supply and Deliver) of Primary and Nursery
School Furniture.

Lot 2 S 1500 per Tender

Current Public Works Buildings
1. Rehabilitation of B137 Living Quarters -
Admin. Assistant.
2. Rehabilitation of D128 RDC Sub-Office
3. Repairs to B131 RDC Training Centre/
4. Rehabilitation of 3130 RDC Main Office.

Current Public Works Roads
1. Maintenance of. First and Second Cross Street
2. Maintenance of First- and Second Cross Street
Section A/B Bushlot.
3. Maintenance of Burma Branch Road.
4. Maintenance of Hopetown School Street.
5. RehabiiitauC" .of Sections of Mahaicony Branch
6. Maintenance of Murphy Dam l,'U'nol, .
7. Upgrading of all Sireets South No.5 Vi\late'
8. vlMaintenance of .No. 8 School Street.
9. iUpgrading of Railway Street Section G'"
.. .'pgr.adin,: of RJX Li\ixig Quarters&Officre
*.npoun-d Re.oi-_
S i': *! ... _- .- -;': -. n ithin south WX~rdie. park

SLuor2- 1500 per e:,,

Currentl Public Ridues

south Bath.

2. Construction of RC Culvert at Mackenzi and
Mohan Street within west Rosignol.

Current Public Works-Other Infrastructure
1. Rehabilitation of Fort Wellington RDC Office
Compound Fence.
2. Construction of trestle at administrative assistant
living quarters and trimming of trees within the
RDC living quarters compound.

Lot 3 -$ S 1000 per Tender

Current Health Buildings
1. Rehabilitation of B364 Britannia Health Centre.
2. Rehabilitation of B163 Living Quarters Fort
3. Rehabilitation of Medex Living Quarters
4. Rehabilitation of Rosignol Health Centre Fence.
5. Rehabilitation of Ithaca Health Centre Fence and
Upgrading of Compound.
6. Rehabilitation of No.28 Health Centre -fence,
Bridge ,Guard Hut etc.
7. Rehabilitation of D363 High Dam Health Centre.
8. Rehabilitation of Cottontree Health Centre Fence
and Upgrading of Compound.
9. Rehabilitation of D 177 Dundee Health Centre.
10. Rehabilitation of B 161-B Bushlot Health Centre.

Lot 4 51500 per Tender

Current Education Buildings
1. Rehabilitation of No. 5 Nursery School.
2. Upgrading of Sanitary Facilities and Painting of
Novar Primary School.
3. Renovations to Cottage Nursery School.
4. Rehabilitation of H.M Quarters at Zeeland
Primary School.
5. Renovations of Zeezight Nursery School.
6. Renovations of Zeeland Primary/Secondary School.
7. Renovations of Hopetown Primary School.
8. Rehabilitation of REDO Living Quarters.
9. Rehabilitation of Belladrum Secondary School.
10. Rehabilitation of Bushlot Secondary School.

Lot 5- $ 2000 per Tender

NDC 3.0 M Subvention
I. Upgrading of Streets and Manual de-weeding of
canals within the Woodlands/Farm NDC.
2. Installation of Tubes, rehabilitation of streets and
construction of foot-paths within the Profit/Rising
Sun NDC.
3. Repairs to sluice doors Rehabilitation 'of Streets
and Buildings within the Blairmont/Gelderland
4. Rehabilitation of Streets within the Bath\Woodley
Park NDC.
5. Construction and Maintenance of Streets within
the Union/Naarstigheid NDC.
6. Rehabilitation of Bridges and Streets within
BelAir Woodlands NDC.
7. Construction/Maintenance of streets and
installation of HDPE tubes within the Mahaicony
Abary NDC.

Tenderers can be purchased at the Regional Administrative
Office. West Coast Berbice for a non-refundable fee as
specified above.

Tenders are required to submit the following :

The Priced tender plus one (1) copy of the priced bills of
quantities in a plain sealed envelope stating the name of
the project on the iop !,ft -hand corner and addressed to
Regional Procurement and
Tender Administration Board
Region 5
fort Wellington,... Coast

Tenders mus! be Deposiied in thie tender box located in the
Regional Administrative Oilice. Foit Wellington before
0'9:30h on April 23, 2007. Tenders or their representative
may be pre';cs;i at the time. of opening.

Floyd France
Regional Exccimic Officer -'
Region 5

Regional Democratic Council

Page XX

Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice)

Requirements for


Frompage XPermits
Waste handling
45. Facilities which store, treat and/ or dispose
of wastes ( including hazardous, domestic, agricultural, in-
dustrial commercial wastes)
46. Sewage Treatment Plants, Pump Stations,
Sewer pipelines and Outfalls
47. Recycling facilities
48. Landfill sites
49. Incinerators

50. Discos
51. Dredging activities
52. The release, use or keeping of genetically
modified organism
53. Any other project that may have a signifi-
cant impact on the environment.

Applications should be fully com-
pleted and signed by the proposed per-
mit holder and should be accompanied
1.Application fee of US$50 or the equivalent in Guyana
2.Proof of land ownership copy lease, transport, title,
agreement of sale etc.
3.Documentation from the Central Housing and Plan-
ning Authority indicating suitability of site for the proposed
land use
4. Documentation from the Local Authority or other rel-
evant authority (RDC/NDC/M&CC/GGMC/GFC/GLSC)
- indicating their knowledge or comments of the proposal.
5.Building Design and Layout/plan
6.Map/Sketch of the surrounding land uses and approxi-
mate distances from the proposed project
7.Certificate of incorporation or business registration
8.Copy of applicants) ID

The following activities are currently
not required to apply to the EPA, note
that this list is not exhaustive:
1.Construction of Houses
2.Schools and educational institutions
3. Churches and Religious Places of Worship
4. Office Buildings
5. Stores and Commercial Operations
6.Restaurants/Fast Food Operations
7.Apartment Buildings and Hotels/Guest Houses less
than 10 rooms
8.Storage Bonds and Ware Houses, Etc.

So, if you are considering starting a project which
may have a significant effect on the environment, re-
member you need to contact the Agency! Since the EPA
grants first development consent and no activity, not
even land clearing should commence onsite without an
authorization from the EPA. Failure to do so can re-
sult in a cease order and litigation; a fine and impris-
onments can result. Application Forms can be uplifted
from our office, or download from our website; we can
also email or post one to you, if you supply your con-
tact details.

Join us next week as we Ci-t.' explore
the FPA's processes and procedure.
You can also shall, vour ideas and questions
by sending your letters 0 ; "Our Environ-
ment", C/o EIT Division. Environmental
Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen,
on 222-2277/222-5784 or email us at or with questions'..'.,
and comments.

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Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007 Page XXI

It was a May 1990 news conference on insomnia
and sleep deprivation that finally did it. For years
Anastasia Toufexis, health and behaviour editor at Time
magazine, had been pushing for a cover story on sleep
a hot topic in the early 1980s that seemed to cool dur-
ing the middle of the decade.
In the late 1980s, though, reports came out that
indicated the potential for human error increases when
the factor of sleep deprivation is added to the equation.
Analyses indicated that when people work horrendous
hours, lack of sleep can affect all aspects of their lives,
including performance on the job and at school.
During the same period, Toufexis began to see
more studies on sleep, including figures showing that,
next to alcohol, lack of sleep was a major factor in road
accidents. Sleep had also become a personal issue for
Toufexis and many others. Everywhere Toufexis turned
she heard friends and colleagues even herself moan-
ing about how groggy they were. "I was keeping lousy
hours because of our work schedule," Toufexis said. "I
wondered, after thirteen years at Time, wasn't a lack
of sleep taking a toll on me?"
It was the news conference on sleep that
clinched things, though. Among the top national sleep
researchers who spoke at the New York City confer-
ence was Dr. William Dement, director of the sleep cen-
tre at Stanford University. Dement synthesised the
growing body of research and everyday complaints into
a disturbing statement: sleep deprivation had become a
public health hazard.
After hearing Dement's, remarks, Toufexis was
convinced that the time had come for a "big act" a
Time cover story on sleep.

What to Do
Note how the sentences in the passage vary in
structure and in length. In addition to simple sentences,
and there are complex sentences:
Simple sentence Sleep had also become a personal
issue for Toufexis and many others.
Complex sentence Analyses indicated that when
people work horrendous hours, lack of sleep can affect
all aspects of their lives, including performance on the
job and at school.

NOTE: When you write a composition, vary the sen-
tence structures to create interest.

Create different types of sentences.

A Simple Sentence
A simple sentence has only one main clause and no
subordinate clauses. It may contain a compound sub-
ject or a compound predicate or both. Also, the sub-
ject and the predicate can be expanded with adjectives,
adverbs, prepositional phrases, appositives, and verbal

NOTE: As long as the sentence has only one main
clause, it remains a simple sentence.

Stories about the Old West entertain adults and chil-
dren alike.

A Compound Sentence
A compound sentence has two or more main
Some short stories entertain, and poems amuse.
A Complex Sentence
A complex sentence has one main clause and one
or more subordinate clauses.
I like Simon Sandy's paintings because they depict
real-life country characters.

Compound-Complex Sentence:
A compound-complex sentence has two or more
main clauses and at least one subordinate clause.

I view paintings that are done by James Wight and
I enjoy them.

Something to do
1. Write a simple sentence or choose one in the pas-
sage above if any can be found.
2. Rework it making it a compound sentence.
3. Rework the simple sentence again to make it part
of a complex sentence.
4. Rework your compound sentence into a com-
pound-complex sentence.
5. Write a fifth related sentence, and tell what type
of sentence it is.

Improving Your Writing
Use strong verbs.

A great writer, Thurston Knight, wrote by concen-
trating on using strong verbs, not adjectives, to create
powerful descriptions such as this one:
The wind dropped, and clouds froze, and the sails
of a native canoe sagged.

Rewrite the following sentences, replacing weak
verbs with stronger ones that will paint a vivid picture.
(You may make other changes, too, if you wish.
1. As the wind blew, the trees tossed.
2. A Canter that looked as if it were held together
with bandages and tape came in our direction.
3. Its driver wore an orange jumpsuit and matching
cap that caught the eye of everyone on the street.
4. When the truck got closer to us, .the driver mo-
5. He spoke, but we couldn't hear what he said over
the racket his car was making.

Remember that a verb is a word that expresses ac-
tion or a state of being and is necessary to make a state-
Business people work.
The canteen closed too soon.
Artists are creative.
A. verb has the ability to express time: present, past,
and future, by means of tense.
PRESENT TENSE: We hear a commotion outside.
PAST TENSE: We heard a commotion out-
FUTURE TENSE: We will hear a commotion out-

Every thing, saith Epictetus,
hath two handles, the one to
be held by, the other not.
Robert Burton (1577-1640)

Use suitable verbs in the following sentences:
1. The solitary hawk ....slowly high above the green
2. It ... .black against the sky.
3. Sensing the hawk's presence, the rodents
the grass.
4. Riding rising air currents, the hawk ....the coun-
tryside in search of food.
5. Its flight ....effortless.

Do not lose sight of sentence fragments
A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence
punctuated as if it were a complete sentence.
Rewrite the following items, correcting all sentence

1. Short story writing can be fulsome and exciting.
Never lacks feeling.
2. Your readers have different levels of enjoyment.
And varying degrees of interest in your characters.
3. What kind of language should you use to reach a
younger audience? Probably conversational.
4. Regardless of their likes. Make sure that your
audience understands the setting and plot you use.
5. Children like to listen to stories read every day
by their teachers. Seem to like myths.
6. Children seem to grow up quickly these days.
-Very outspoken.

Against all Odds: Reading this beginning story for

As she rushed up the hill toward the brownstone
building on a bitter December morning, Bonny Bentley
Cewe prayed that she would not let herself down. For
six years she had immersed herself in books to prepare
for the next five hours, and it had taken every ounce
of determination she had. If she failed now, she wasn't
sure she had it in her to try again.
The long gash above her hairline had healed,
but the puncture wounds on her hand still showed,
and her leg ached inside the braces she took her
seat in the drafty room. As the proctor handed
out the law-school admission test, Cewe wondered
how a 34-year-old single mother could compete
with the young students around her. Their par-
ents probably put credit cards in their wallets and
bought them cars. In her wallet was a week's
worth of food stamps.
Who am I kidding? She thought. When she
opened the test booklet, her mind raced, and she forgot
the whole fear of failure....
In 1972, when she dropped out of Mark T.
Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Conn.,
Bonnie thought she would never look back. She
married and had two sons....
(Taken from Against All Odds, Amy Ash Nixon)

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P9 Hollywood,

says Big B
Amitabh Bachchan dismissed the notion
that Indian films should aspire to win Os-
cars, saying that Bollywood was more cre-
ative than Hollywood.
India turns out about 1,000 films in 12
".I, languages each year. No Indian film has ever
won an Oscar, although Mother India and
oIgaan have been nominated.
Bachchan, who is currently visiting Brit-
ain to receive several awards, said that he did
not believe an Indian film winning an Oscar
was the "ultimate recognition for any great
film" and added that it was offensive to sug-
gest that.
"I do believe that Indian film has its own exhibition," Bachchan said, referring to the Interna-
tional Indian Film Academy's annual awards. "Whereas we respect the Oscars and what they are,
our creativity is the best," he added.
Bollywood, which makes three times as many films a year as Hollywood, has captivated cin-
ema goers around the world with its escapist musical extravaganzas.
He welcomed films that married Western and Indian cinema such as 2004's Bride and Preju-
dice, a co-production featuring Indian and Western actors.
"Any kind of marriage is going to be good when creative interests are common," Bachchan
"I do believe that if the United Kingdom wants to make a film with India, there can only be
benefits and vice versa."
Bachchan said that, although he had never appeared in any Hollywood film, he would
certainly consider roles from the West (Bollywood World)


NOTICE is hereby given that the 14' ANNUAL GENERAL
be held on Thursday, April 26, 2007 in the Campbell Room, Georgetown Club
208/209 Camp Street, Georgetown, at 17:00 hrs (5:00 p.m.) for the
following purposes:-

S1. To receive and consider the Company's Accounts for the year
ended December 31, 2005 and the Reports of the Directors
and Auditors thereon.

2: To appoint Directors.

3. To fix the remuneration of the Directors.

4. To appoint Auditors.

5. To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the

6. To transact any other business of an Annual General Meeting.

Every member entitled to be present and vote at the meeting
may appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his/her stead and
such proxy need not be a member of the Company.







Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007

ARIES -- You are still exploring new ways to connect with other people, so
be patient with the learning curve and try not get discouraged if you aren't
getting the results you want right now. Like it or not, when you try to engage
in-an exchange of ideas with someone else, the success of that endeavor re-
lies on the other person just as much as it relies on you. So the outcome is
not entirely within your control. Don't take on all the responsibility for it.
TAURUS -- To find a great deal today, you'll have to shop around. Don't just
rush out and get what you've had your eye on -- slow down! Do some com-
jarison shopping,.look for product reviews online, and make a purchase that
you won't regret later on. Avoid trendy items, and stick with something that
has long-term value and style -- even if it might cost more initially. Value is
not always about the lowest number on a price tag. It's about getting more
than what you paid for.
GEMINI-- The universe has a lot to teach you right now, and asking tons of
questions will help you with your lessons. Don't be shy -- and don't worry
about appearing unintelligent. There is absolutely no point in trying to fake
your way through situations that could be educational opportunities. Fess
up when you don't understand something. Chances are, you will be doing
not only yourself but also other people. a favor by asking for a clarification.
CANCER -- Hear that? That 'clickety-clack' sound is the gears in your mind,
turning at a furious pace! You are entering a very active mental phase, in which
your simplest thoughts will quickly transform into complex, innovative ideas.
/ Your keen mind will come in handy in social situations. If you're trying to
connect two people or two groups of people, you will probably come up with
a brilliant plan for how to do it by the end of today.
LEO -- Today, discussing your hopes and desires with your friends might
create entertaining conversations, but there is not going to be a great feeling
of connectedness. You and your people are not quite on the same page, which
could make putting social plans together a bigger challenge than usual. It
might be time to take a break and spend a bit of time alone. Get back in touch
with your individuality and think about the things you (and only you) want
for yourself.
VIRGO -- The energy of other people will be rubbing off on you today, so
you should spend time with the people you want to emulate. If your energy
is low and you want to amp it up, hang out with some high-spirited people
who know how to have fun and get things done at the same time. But if you're
looking for a break in your busy life, seek out some mellow people who un-
derstand the true meaning of relaxation. You're like a sponge today -- soaking
up what others exude.
LIBRA -- You'll have great influence today in one-on-one, face-to-face situa-
tions, so try to schedule in-person meetings with anyone you need to con-
vince of something today (especially if the situation is somewhat delicate).
Sure, an email or a phone call might be a lot more convenient for you person-
ally, but words alone cannot communicate what you want others to know right
now -- especially if you want to tell them something that might be difficult or
shocking to hear
SCORPIO -- Right now, your physical health will be greatly affected by your
I emotional health. Feeling good about who you are and where you are in life
will go a long way toward helping your body feel good. It's true that positive
thinking alone can't heal a cut or soothe a burned finger, but it can go an
awful long way toward helping you keep your faith that things (and you) will
get better. So if you scrape your knee or feel a cold coming on, keep thinking
SAGITTARIUS -- It's spring-cleaning time, and today is a good day to
make a clean sweep. So if you've been in an argument with someone,
get in touch and suggest that the two of you let bygones be bygones.
And if your home could use a literal spring cleaning, get to it! If you
get busy with cleaning, laundry or other chores, around the house early
today, you're sure to get a lot done and feel a lot better about the level
of organization in your life.
CAPRICORN -- A gigantic surge of creativity will hit you today -- be pre-
pared to take advantage of it. Carry your journal and pen with you so you
can jot down your brilliant ideas. This is the beginning of a very productive
period full of experiments, educational challenges, and opportunities for self-
. improvement. Don't immediately discount any idea that you have today -- even
though you may have to sift through a lot of them to find a gem. Resist the
urge to censor yourself.
AQUARIUS -. You're growing bored with the preliminary phase of a big plan
-- is the day to make a big push forward. Seek out some new, inno-
vative ideas that may help you move to the next phase, and don't be afraid to
put yourself in unfamiliar situations. Thinking on your feet is one of your
best skills -- even if it's one you haven't used in a while. The energy of spon-
taneity will be especiallHinvigorating today.
* PISCES -- Payihg attention might be a bit difficult for you today, so it's not
an ideal time for reading anything complex (or even watching a subtitled
movie). Your mind is going in a million different directions, and focusing on
just one thing will be difficult. Facts, figures, numbers and names will be hard
to remember -- very little new outside information will be absorbed into that
wonderful head of yours. It's too busy thinking up fabulous new ideas right
.now... .

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Fast Coast Demerara.

Michelle Baldeo-Robinson enjoys Easter Day out, while her
son, four-month-old Jonathan, doesn't seem too
interested in the Pooh Bear kite.

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) Welcome to the 447th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

4 to 5 tablespoons water, divided
1 pound Champion Icing Sugar, divided
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
In small saucepan, stir together 2 tablespoons
of the water, 3 tablespoons of the Champion
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medium heat, stirring constantly, until
mixture bubbles. Set aside. Allow to cool
about 15 minutes.

In small mixing bowl, beat butter at high
speed until smooth and creamy. Add 1 cup of
the sugar, 2 tablespoons of the remaining
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medium speed, beat until smooth. Beat in
remaining Champion Icing Sugar, adding
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2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
I teaspoon sugar
I teaspoon dry mustard
/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of Chico Black Pepper
1 cup cooking oil
In small saucepan, stir together egg yolks,
lemon juice, water, sugar, mustard, salt and
Chico Black Pepper until thoroughly blended.
Cook over very low heat, stirring constantly,
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from heat. Let stand 4 minutes. Pour into
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Sunday Chronicle April 15, 2007




Mumbai For the who've been wondering why Lata
Mangeshkar has been lying low, here's some news: the leg-
endry singer was busy working on her first ghazal album in
17 years, scheduled for a May release.
The last time she ventured into the territory was with Jagjit
Singh in "Sajda". Her new ghazal album will have numbers com-
posed by Mayuresh Pai, a promising young Lata fan.
"Mayuresh earlier composed an album of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's
poetry, which I sang. I was very impressed by his ability to put
music into the toughest of Atalji's verses," Lata told IANS.
The album took almost two years to complete. Her frail health
and her determination to make the intricacies of the ghazal sound
flawless forced a slow pace of recording. But now the album is
almost ready and to be released under the T-Series label.
Lata returns to T-Series after many years.
"But there never was any fight. In fact I sang for Adnan Sami
in 'Lucky' for T-Series. I also did a bhajan album for T-Series many
years ago," said Lata.
As for the ghazal, it has always been a special challenge for the
"Singing the ghazals of Madan Mohan in the films in the
past was always very challenging and satisfying. My most chal-
lenging non-film album was the one on ghazals by Mirza
Ghalib that my brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar composed for
"These days you don't hear too many ghazals. The trend has
moved to fast numbers and mainly re-mix albums."
Lata loved going back to the form, especially with a composer
who is just starting out.
"I love working with new talent. In recent times I've sung the
first compositions of Vishal Bharadwaj, Rahul Sharma and now
Mayuresh," she said.
Interestingly, Javed Akhtar was invited to write one ghazal for
the album. He offered to do a bunch of lyrics.
"There's no singer in this universe who can intonate words
the way Lataji can. From the time she sang my first film lyric
in 'Silsila' to this new ghazal album, it's always an honour to
have her sing to my words. Even if you don't know the mean-
ing of a word, you know through her expression what she
means. That's what a lyricist craves for," said Akhtar.
(Bollywood World)

rumou rs

Mumbai Preity Zinta is amused by the fresh round of
rumours about her split with long-term beau Ness Wadia.
The latest one doing the rounds is that the couple had a
massive showdown in Kuala Lumpur during the Zee
awards, over Ness' mom Maureen Wadia.
Preity is absolutely flummoxed.
"Who is spreading these stories? In fact Ness wasn't even
there with me at the Zee awards. My cousin and business man- -_
ager Inder had accompanied me. If he looked like Ness to the
people in Kuala Lumpur then they need to drink less, or maybe
add more power to their contact lenses. You can confirm with
the organizers that Ness was nowhere on the scene," Preity told
Preity refuses to say any more on the matter. But accord-
ing to a very close friend of the couple, there's absolutely no
problem between Preity and Maureen.
"They get along famously. It may sound exciting to have
two glamorous women fighting over a man. But the fact is,
there's absolutely no tension between the two. Preity is very
fond of her boyfriend's mother. Touchwood, her relationship
with Ness is proceeding on course," said the friend.
"The reason why she doesn't speak about Ness and his
family is because they're no part of the entertainment
business. They guard their privacy fiercely. Preity respects .. :.,_. '..
their space and is happy not to disrupt the status quo in '
any way," the friend added. (Bollywood World)

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Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has received her native country's high-
est civil honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia.
The 39-year-old was presented with the award at a ceremony at Government
House, Canberra, for her contribution to the arts and her charity work.
"It's a pat on the back, which as a little girl is something I think you dream of,"
she said.
She added that her parents would be more proud than when she won an Oscar.
The Companion award is the equivalent of the UK's knighthood. It recognizes
Kidman's work promoting women's and children's health, and cancer research.
'Great attribute'
"I think the great thing about you, Ms Kidman, is what you have done to better
the human condition," said Governor-General Michael Jeffery, who presented the award.
"Not only are you a tremendous actress but you are a great attribute to the na-
tion," he added.
Kidman's parents and husband Keith Urban attended the ceremony.
The actress, who won an Academy Award for The Hours in 2003, is currently
filming the romantic epic Australia with Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann.
Kidman, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, was presented with the award
alongside other recipients including medical researchers and Nobel prize win-
ners Barry Marshall and Robin Warren. (BBC)



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