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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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Hugh Grant arrested photos of Grant with a plastic tub of food raised over his head. with a Los Angeles prostitute.
over baked beans a. ttack GGrant's lawyers Schillings said an incident had taken place and In 2000, Grant split with his girlfriend of 13 years, actress
over baked beans attack was now under investigation. His agent in the United States said he and model Elizabeth Hurley. Hurley married Indian businessman
LONDON (Reuters) Hugh Grant has been ar. had no official statement at tins stageand London representatives Aun Nayar last month.t
a rested and questioned by police after photogra- could notbe immediately reached for comment. The actor announced in February that he had ended his
pher accused the actor of attacSing him with a tub A police spokeswoman, when asked about the incident, said a relationship with British socialite Jemima Khan.
of baked beans. 46-year-old man had been arrested on Wednesday evening and ques-
Photographer Ian Whittaker told the Daily Startab- tioned at a London police station after an allegation of assault in WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
lid that he and Grant, 46, clashed near the home of west London. *
the "Four Weddings and a Funeral" star. He was bailed to return in May.
Whittaker said Grant abused and kicked him on Grant had a previous well-publicized run-in with the law. In
Tuesday before lobbing the beans. The paper printed 1995 he hit the headlines after being arrested during an encounter

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AUSTRALIA team members hold the trophy aloft as they celebrate their victory over Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2007 cricket final in Bridgetown
yesterday. Australia lifted the World Cup trophy for a record third successive time after claiming a 53-run victory over Sri Lanka in a farcical
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By Chamanlall Naipaul
The plan to restructure agri-
cultural extension services to
improve their effectiveness to
enhance the delivery of ser-
vice to farmers moved one step
farther with the completion of
a training course for exten-
sion personnel and Informa-
tion Technology (IT) person-
nel who will man IT centres
to help farmers access rel-
evant information.
The three-day training ses-
sion which concluded yesterday
was conducted at the Guyana
School of Agriculture (GSA),
Mon Repos and attracted some
110 persons comprising both
extension and IT personnel ac-
cording to Deputy Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Ag-
riculture, Brian Greenidge.
He explained that it has be-
come necessary to reorganise the
extension services to ensure a
more effective delivery of ser-
vice to farmers and to link ex-
tension and research more
In addition, the restructur-
ing aims at getting farmers more
involved in the extension
programme as their non-partici-
pation situation could result in
programmes that are unrespon-
sive to the needs of farmers.
He noted too that the exer-
cise provided an opportunity for
the IT personnel to interact
with the extension personnel.
Agriculture Minister Robert
Persaud addressed the partici-


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pants of the seminar at its clos-
ing session yesterday, implor-
ing them to be diligent in the
discharge of their duties and to
be change agents.
He observed that the local
extension service is in a "sad
state of affairs" particularly
with Guyana having an
economy which is 40% agricul-
ture based.
However, he observed that
Guyana is not the only coun-
try facing this problem as stud-
ies by the Inter-American. Insti-
tute for Cooperation in Agricul-
ture (IICA) and the Food and
Agricultural Organisation
(FAO) have shown that coun-
tries in the Caribbean region are
also affected by this problem.
Based on feed-back from
farmers, Persaud revealed that
about 65% of them were never
visited by any extension person-
And so on assuming the
agriculture portfolio, Persaud
said he identified tackling
problems facing the exten-
sion services as a priority, as
they constitute a critical corn-'
ponent of agricultural pro-
duction in terms of both qual-
ity and quantity.
One of the initiatives em-
barked upon is the establish-
ment of IT centres which ini-
tially will see five of them lo-
cated at Anna Regina in Region
2, Den Amstel in Region 3,

Project in Region 5, Benab in
Region 6 and Christianburg in
Region 10.
Persaud disclosed too that
as resources are garnered the
other regions will also benefit
from such facilities.
The centres will supple-
ment the support of the exten-
sion services, enabling farmers
to help themselves to access
relevant farming information,
the minister explained.
In addition, the capacity
of the extension services will
be boosted by the use of vol-
unteers who will be given an
honorarium to cover their
travelling expenses, the min-
ister said.
He also announced that the
veterinary laboratory at GSA
will be restored as efforts are
ongoing to garner resources for
this purpose, alluding to the im-
portance of such a facility par-
ticularly for the livestock indus-
To improve the communi-
cation capacity of extension
personnel, Persaud said discus-
sions are under way with a digi-
tal company to provide a pack-
age to support the extension
Commending the
organisation of the training
programme, the minister ex-
horted that similar ones be car-
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various administrative regions.
Officer responsible for tech-
nical training within the Minis-
try of Agriculture, Joseph
McAllister, noted that the top-
ics covered during the training
programmes covered a wide
range of agricultural subjects, in-
cluding soil sampling and inter-
pretation of results, pruning of
vegetables and fruits, sites for
farms, production of ducks,
sheep and pigs, diseases, pests
and viruses affecting plants, ani-
mal health, fertilisers ,
fertilisation and irrigation man-
Chief Crops and Live-
stock Officer Ms. Beverly
Sumner offered that the
course had achieved its ob-
jectives and urged its par-
ticipants to give their full
cooperation and perfor-
mance in the discharge of
their duties.

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The National Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI)
has established an
experimental plot at Annai,
Rupununi, in an effort to
spread the technique of
drip irrigation to help
boost agricultural
production in Region 9
(Upper Takutu/Upper
Director of the NARI,
Dr. Oudho Homenauth told
the Guyana Chronicle that
the experimental plot has an
area of one acre and
vegetables such as boulanger,
peppers, ochroes, beans and
tomatoes are under
cultivation there.
Dr. Homenauth said this
plot will be used to train
farmers in the community in
the technique of drip
irrigation which they -will
then apply on their farms.
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that crops are watered
continuously. Control valves
are placed in the system
which could turn off the
water supply as it becomes
Agriculture Minister
Robert Persaud inspected
the plot during a recent
visit to Annai to launch the
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RESIDENTS gather near a destroyed vehicle after a suicide bomb attack in Kerbala
yesterday. (REUTERS/ Mushtaq Muhammad)

Car bomb kills

60 near Iraqi

Shi'ite shrine

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) A
suicide car bomber killed 57
people and wounded nearly
160 near one of Iraq's most
revered Shi'ite Muslim
shrines in the city of Kerbala
yesterday, in an attack likely
to inflame sectarian tensions.
The blast occurred at a
checkpoint on an approach to
the golden-domed al-Abbas
shrine, situated among shops
and restaurants in the holy city.
The area was crowded at the
time, witnesses said.
Television images showed a
man running down a smoke-
filled street holding a lifeless
baby above his head. Smoke was
rising off the child. Ambulances
had rushed to the scene in

Kerbala, 100 km southwest of
Salim Khadhim, a provincial
health spokesman, said the blast
killed 57 people and wounded
nearly 160. Officials said local
hospitals had to send some of
the wounded to nearby cities
because they were unable to
"A car entered the check-
point for the shrine and blew up
in the midst of a crowd of
people. Shops have been de-
stroyed, a dozen cars caught
fire," said Jasim Najim, a nearby
shop owner.
The attack bore the hall-
marks of Sunni Islamist al
Qaeda, which U.S. and Iraqi
officials accuse of trying to


tip Iraq into full-scale civil
war between the majority
Shi'ites and minority SuflR
Arabs, once dominant under
Saddam Hussein.
The U.S. military com-
mander in Iraq, General David
Petraeus, said on Thursday al
Qaeda .was bent on committing
what he called "sensational" at-
tacks designed to fuel more sec-
tarian violence.
Speaking in Washington,
Petraeus said al Qaeda was
now "probably public enemy
number one" in Iraq. The
Pentagon previously called
anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi
Army militia the greatest
threat to peace in Iraq.

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ALBANY, New York (Reuters) -
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer
proposed legalizing same-sex
marriage yesterday even though
he expects the bill to be rejected
by the legislature.
The bill faces opposition from
both Democratic and Republican
lawmakers who likely will prevent
New York from becoming the sec-
ond state after Massachusetts to
recognize marriage of gay and les-
bian couples.
Spitzer's bill fulfills a cam-
paign pledge to press for equal
marriage rights for same-sex
couples, a spokeswoman said.
The governor had said on
Monday he did not think it
would be passed but that he
would submit the proposal as a
"statement of principle."
The legislation would offer'
same-sex couples the same legal

protections taken for granted by
married people in areas such as
property ownership, inherit-
ance, hospital visitation and
pension benefits, Spitzer, a
Democrat, said in a statement.
It includes a provision that
no clergy or religious'institution
would be compelled to perform
gay marriages.
Republicans control New
York's Senate and would likely re-
ject the measure. Democrats hold
the majority in the state assembly
but are not seen having enough
backers to pass the law easily.
Dennis Poust, spokesman
for the New York Catholic
Conference, a lobbying arm
of the church, vowed opposi-
tion and expressed anger over
the governor's proposal in
light of another recent bill to
strengthen abortion rights.

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- Southeast England was
hit by a small earthquake
yesterday that brought
down power lines and
caused structural damage.
Kent Police worked
with emergency services in
the coastal town of
Folkestone the area
worst hit by the tremor -
to handle over 200 emer-
gency calls. 135 firefighters,
some using specialist equip-
ment, were deployed.
A 30-year-old woman
suffered a minor head and
neck injury. There were no
reports of serious injuries.
"We can be genuinely
thankful so few people
were injured," said Chief
Superintendent Alasdair
Experts gave differing
estimates, of the
earthquake's strength with
the U.S. Geological Survey
measuring the tremor's
magnitude at 4.7 on the
Richter scale while the Brit-
ish Geological Survey put it
at 4.3.
"It's similar to ones in
1950 and 1776," said Dr
Roger Musson of the Brit-
ish Geological Survey
(BGS). "We're quite fortu-
nate that it's as small as it
The earthquake brought
down power lines with sev-
eral thousand homes af-
fected, but EDF Energy
Networks said service was
quickly restored in the
-Folkestone and Dover areas.
After the earthquake,
local residents called televi-
sion stations to report feel-
ing the ground shake, cracks
appearing in homes and
chimneys being brought
"It woke me. It felt
like an explosion and my
bedroom started shaking
backwards and forwards.
It was a violent, violent
rattle," Alison Reiney
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SUNDAY CHROMICLE April 29, 2007 5

Woman murdered

with 13 cutlass chops

(Trinidad Guardian) Six
months after ending an abu-
sive relationship, a Gasparillo
seamstress has been chopped
to death by a cutlass-wielding
The man ran her car off the
road minutes before he butch-
ered her.
Felicia Sanker, 45, a seam-
stress, of Parforce Road in
Gasparillo, died after being
chopped and stabbed 13 times
about the body.
Her attacker reportedly
drank a poisonous substance
and was warded up to last night
in a serious condition at the San
Fernando General Hospital.
Neighbours, who said they
witnessed the attack, said they
ran inside and locked their doors
before calling the police.
Some said said Sanker
had. been driving her Kia car
along Parforce Road around 3
pm, when a man slammed his
car head-on into hers.
Sanker's vehicle ran of the
road and crashed into a con-

create wall. The man then
jumped out of his car and be-
gan smashing Sanker's win-
A witness, Irene Jones, said
she was watching television
when she heard the crash and
Still trembling from the or-
deal, Jones said, "When I looked
out I see a man smashing the
car. He had a cutlass but I
couldn't see who it was." Jones
said she ran back inside and
locked her house.
Another witness said the
man smashed the windows of
Sanker's car before raining
chops about her neck, face, legs
and abdomen.
He said the assailant then
jumped into his car and went
to his home closeby, where he
drank a poisonous liquid.
Jones said she went to the
car after the man left and saw
Sanker lying on the bloodied
seat."She asked me to move her
foot but I didn't. She had cuts
on her face, neck and foot,"

Jones said.
Police later arrested a sus-
Sanker's body, however, re-
mained in the car for over two
hours before it was removed to
the San Fernando mortuary.
In an interview. Sanker's
brother Darryl Black said she
had been a victim of abuse since
she got married 25 years ago.
Black said in November-
last year, a relative smashed
a beer bottle in Sanker's
face. "She had to get eight
stitches. That was when she
decided to leave... She said
the children were big and it
was time for her to be
Following her discharge
from hospital, Sanker went to
stay at the home of her younger
brother, Elvis Black.
Elvis said Sanker had
planned to move out to a.small
rented apartment at Charles
Street. "She had bought some
furniture from Standards (furni-
ture stores) and she was going

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(Trinidad Guardian) Two
weeks after a teacher fell
through the wooden floor of
the main building at La Lune
RC School in Moruga, par-
ents and students Friday
staged a placard protest call-
ing for a new school.
A representative of the Par-
ent/Teachers Association, Ian
Andrews, said since January,
students had been forced to at-
tend classes in the library and
the kitchen as a result of the
poor condition of the classes in
the main building.
From as early as 7 am, stu-
dents came out with placards,
some of which read: "Please
Mrs (Hazel) Manning, give us
a school," "No school, no vote"
and "We tired of repairs, give us
a new building." Andrews said
since all the students could not
be accommodated at the same

time in the library and kitchen,
two shifts were set up.
"The infants and standard
ones come to school from 8.30
am to 11.30 am, and the other
classes are accommodated be-
tween 12 pm to 2.30 pm,"
Andrews said.
He, however, claimed this
arrangement had not been
working well. "The children
cannot get much work done
in three hours. It is unfair for
Andrews explained that the
classes were cramped. "We have
about five children sitting in one
desk. They do not even have
space to write."
He said parents had been
calling for a new school since
2002. "We have written to the
Roman Catholic Board and to
the ministry and nothing has
been done." He explained that

over the past few years, the
school population had been
dwindling. "Parents taking their
children out of the school be-
cause of the problems at the
Andrews said currently
the school had 150 students,
six teachers and the princi-
A tour through the school
building showed gaping holes
in the floor. Andrews said two
weeks ago, a teacher fell
through the floor and suffered
broken ribs. The main school
building remains cordoned off
and students have been
warned not to enter the class-
room area.
Parents said they planned
to make a journey to Port-of-
Spain to meet with Education
Minister Hazel Manning to
discuss the problem.

to meet my wife to get a van to
bring the furniture to her apart-
ment when this happened."
Elvis said.
One month ago. a relative
said. a man took Sanket's two
sewing machines and threw
them in the sea.
He said although the man
was alwNays violent towards
Sanker, nobody expected him to
kill her.
He said Sanker has three
children who are in their 20s.
If the suspect survives, he
could be charged with murder
and attempted suicide.
An autopsy on Sanker's
body is expected to be done to-
Gasparillo police are con-
tinuing investigations.

(Jamaica Gleaner) After
months of surveillance a
massage parlour suspected of
flouting sections of the Hu-
man Trafficking Act was yes-
terday ordered closed by
members of the Organised
Crime Investigation Division
(OCID) who have since is-
sued a warrant for the arrest
of the proprietor(s).
This was after tih k::'men
conducted a pre-dawn opera-
tion at the Portview Avenue
nimasage parlour in Duhanev
Park. St. Andrew. where five
women aged 21 to 27 were
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Preliminary investiga-
tions have revealed that the
women had responded to an
advertisement for employment
at the massage parlour."We
are pursuing investigations
for possible breaches of the
Hiuniali Ta"Mc'i"g Act;" said
Assistant Superintendent Vic-
tor Barrett, who led
yesterday's operation.
According to the lawmen. a
iai ,C quantity of .used condoms.
sex toys. pornograph'C material
and massage oils were found at
the five-apartment building.
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This is the sixth suspected
case of human trafficking un-
covered by the police in the
past 18 months. In the mean-
time, The Gleaner has learnt
at least 10 other entities
across the island are now un-
der surveillance.
Jamaica is currently ranked
at Tier-2 of a United States
Government watchlist on hu-
man trafficking. The ranking is
an interim rating just above Tier-
x iovwest possible grade on
the three-tier system ;'iC n'un-
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Sex shop. shut down



6 SUIAY CHROCLE April 29, 20



THE CRIPPLING consequences of crime and violence
on social and economic development in the Caribbean
region are examined in a report to be officially released
on Thursday in Washington.
Entitled "Crime, Violence and Development-Trends,
Costs and Policy Options in the Caribbean", the report
is a joint product of the World Bank and the United Na-
tions Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Crime and violence have long affected economic
growth and prosperity in most member states of the
Caribbean region with some CARICOM countries being
more severely affected than others.
Guyana, for one, shares the agony of many

CARICOM neighbours afflicted by the horrors
of murders and robberies involving drug traffickers and
criminals linked to gangs with an armoury of illegal guns
and other weapons.
At the same time, Guyana has also been in the fore-
front among CARICOM states arguing in favour of deal-
ing with crime and violence in the wider context of na-
tional/regional economic development, rather than any
knee-jerk response to emotional cries against rampag-
ing criminals.
The World Bank/UNODC report being made avail-
able to CARICOM governments and institutions, identi-
fies narco-trafficking as being at the core of the high rates
of crime and violence in the Caribbean.
Narcotics trafficking, according to the report, "diverts
criminal justice resources from other important activities
and embeds violence, undermines social cohesion and
contributes to the widespread availability of firearms..."
Revelations of the-report coincide with a current na-
tional anti-crime consultation in Trinidad and Tobago
where alarming incidences of murder, kidnapping for
ransom and other vicious crime pose a major problem
for that sole oil and natural gas-based economy in,
Now, more than ever, it is imperative that plans to ex-
pand national/regional security structures in waging the
battle against escalating crime and violence be pursued
within the broader framework of social and economic de-
velopment consistent with the vision to transform
CARICOM into a seamless regional economy
To enable this process to be methodically advanced

would require the international financial institutions, U'
agencies and donor nations to do much more in the pro
vision of meaningful aid packages to the Caribbean.
In contrast, that is, to demands often made for re
sources to be directed for specific security infrastructure,
projects, driven by an understandable obsession t
combat "international terrorism" and with perspective
and agendas in conflict with regional realities.
Perhaps a special meeting of CARICOM represent
tatives and officials of the World Bank and the UN Offic
on Drugs and Crime should be organised to discuss tht
way forward in meaningful cooperation in facing up t(
the problems identified in the report, once it has beer
given serious consideration
Crime and security will be discussed at the forth.
coming Washington Conferen'ce on the Carlbbea
slated for the final week In June.

Edijor-in-Chief: Sharief Khan
Editorial: 227-5216; 227-5204; 22-63243-9
Sports: 225-7174
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Fax: 227-5208
The Chronicle is at www.guyanachronicle.comn
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Patterson-led team on the 'ball'

A CRUCIAL meeting of the regional directors of the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will take place today in Barba-,
It would take place amid widespread deep concerns over the
future of West Indies cricket; the crescendo of criticisms about the
WICB's management of our most popular sport; and home team's-
humiliating performances in the World Cup tournament that climaxed
yesterday at Kensington Oval.
At stake for today's meeting is much more than determining
whether or not incumbent WICB President Ken Gordon should re-
main in office until his two-year term expires in June.
Or, in the choosing of a new captain to replace Brian Lara and
a coach to succeed Bennet King. Both announced their resignations
even before the CWC semi-finals.
The controversies surrounding the WICB's negotiating role with
the International Cricket Council
(ICC) to host CWC 07, as well as
future functioning of the Board's
management, pending consideration
of a far-reaching report expected
from a high-level three-member re-
view committee, are among other ,
pressing matters also to be ad-
Today's meeting was expected
to be preceded by one last Friday
by the high-level team, also in
Barbados, under the chairmanship
of Jamaica's former Prime Minis- "
ter, P.J. Patterson.
The other members are Sir
Alister McIntyre. a former
CARCOM Secretary General and KEN GORDON
Vice-Chancellor of the UWI (cur-
rently a non-executive director of the WICB): and Dr lan McDonald.
leading business executive and well known West Indian author and
social commentator.
The Patterson team's mandate. a,; discussed with r-' ', ..
ecuti\ e. involves a thorough review oft-- iB ex-
-iii management b- ,c performances of past and
,.,,, management regional Board: past captains. past and
prese' ',.,ers and coaches.

TiLt\ \, ill .ilso engage inx wide coniuliations with leading regional
InstM1uinps, private sector repr.cmntatives and CARICOM H.:ads

of Government and international agencies, including the ICC, be-
fore settling down to shaping the report on their findings with a
range of major recommendations for action within a proposed time-
As Patterson said, "cricket for
us in the West Indies is much more
than a game. It's almost a way of
life...It is a matter of political in-
terest, our regional unity, and, of
course, a source 'of great pride to
We (the committee), therefore,
intend to treat our mandate with -
utmost seriousness and priority
and expect appropriate responses
to the recommendations to result
from our findings..."
In a telephone conversation
I had with him before he de-
parted Jamaica for Barbados,
Patterson said that in addition
to reflecting the positions with
respect to WICB management
and functioning of the regional P.J. PATTERSON
and territorial Boards, as well
as the role of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), the
committee's report would seek to share the thinking of reionnal
organizations; s'ich 25:
The Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce; Carib-
bean Tourism Organisation; Caribbean Hotel
Association; CARICOM leaders, guided by the Community's Prime
Ministerial Sub-committee on Cricket: media organizations. sports
commentators as well as members of the public--"the real stake-
holders of our cricket"-with a view to the "rebrandin 3' est
Indies cricket for the 21st century.. "
Asked wha h ens once the committee's report is submit-
,u. ratterson said it would be for the WICB to take the necessary
action. adding: "We intend to indicate what should be done in spe-
cific area and. yes. there be a time-frame for implementation..."
It could not be confirmed whether the Patterson-led review
team will have a working session with the WICB directors-either
at the beginning or end of today\ s mcc;ing. the agenda for which
include., the cineduled West lin-.ies tour of England next month.

A new players contract for the forthcoming Enland tour is cu
rently the issue of arbitration by a panel headed by Barbados' Chi
Justice, Sir David Simmons.
* Earlier in the week, and preceding the excitement for yesterday
World Cup final duel between Australia and Sri Lanka, there w
an open battle of words involving the WICB's Ken Godon and ti
inaugural chairman of CWC West indies Inc's Board, Barbadian buw
ness executive and former WI test player, Rawle Brancker.'
It had to do with Brancker's call for the speedy dismissal <
phasing out of the current WICB directors and management tea



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while delivering the 13th Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Tue
day night at the "Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination"
the UWI (Cave Hill Campus).
Known for his public candour on matters pertaining to ou
hosting of CWC 07 and the role played by the WICB/CW
West Indies Inc, Brancker told the audience of a perception
the WICB as suffering from an "unusually mountainous levw
of arrogance..."; and that it had become "irrelevant to the ft
ture development of West Indies cricket" and should be di
WICB President Gordon, lost no time in knocking dov
Brancker's scathing criticism of the Board and fiscal management
and accused him of "not being serious" and "out of touch".
Gordon has claimed that efforts were underway to have the oj
erations of the WICB on a "brand new footing" and that "this wi
be reflected in the team we take to England in terms of rebuildii
Given the doubts, cynicism, disenchantment and fears abroa
in the region about the role of the WICB and the future develoI
ment of West Indies cricket, the Patterson review committee should
Secure CGpy 0f Brancker's address, and so too should the dire(
tors of the WICB.
It includes some specific and quite relevant recommendation
made by the legendary Wes Hall while serving as Manager of tl
WI team to England and who subscquen-'y became a President (
the WICB without h;ig successful in getting his proposals implh
This itself requires an explanation that the Patterson team should
Hall's recommendations, as disclosed by Brancker in his al
dress, points to, among other matters, critical issues like reon'_
discipline and professionalism in the functicing no "e West Indi.
cricket team..
Whatever th! outcome of telay's meeting of WICB dinr
tors. th p'atteron review team 1. be expected to be qr
clinical in pursuing its mandi.- iw chart a new way k
ward for West Indies cricket, the sport that is so integral
linked with our political history and the region's pos
independence social, cultural and economic development.


A U.S.

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

BARACK Obama made an
important foreign policy
statement on April 23rd to
the Chicago Council on Glo-
bal affairs. It is a statement
that most people in the world
would welcome from some-
one seeking to become the
most powerful person on
earth the President of the
United States.
Many well-thinking Ameri-
cans, including Republicans,
who are very concerned about
the policies of the present ad-
ministration of President George
W Bush, would empathise with
the statement of the Democratic
Senator from Illinois even
though they wouldn't support
him for the Presidency.
Right now Senator Obama
is giving Hilary Rodham
Clinton a run for her money for
the Democratic nomination for
the Presidency, though it is
doubtful that he will beat her.
Mr Obama is black and
there continues to be that nag-
ging question about whether
America is ready for a black
The truth is that it is the
colour of his skin, rather than
the content of his speeches that
might see Mr Obama sidelined


the -worl -d?

eventually in the Presidential
Nonetheless, Mr Obama's
first foreign policy statement
was outstanding, and, if he
keeps it up with such convinc-
ing eloquence, it should force the
other Presidential hopefuls to
adopt policies that would shift
America back to an internation-
alist position and away from
the unilateralist, militaristic
stance of the present govern-
In three sentences, Mr
Obama summed up what has
happened to America because of
President Bush's ill-advised in-
vasion of Iraq and the subse-
quent horrific events including
the killings of thousands of in-
nocent Iraqi's, the deaths of
hundreds of American service
men and women, and the unpar-
donable televised hanging of
Saddam Hussein after a trial that
many felt was stage-managed by
the U.S. government.
Obama said, "We all
know that these are not the
best of times for Americq's
reputation in the world. We
know what the war in Iraq
has cost us in lives and trea-
sure, in influence and re-
spect. We have seen the con-
sequences of a foreign policy
based on a flawed ideology,
and a belief that tough talk
can replace real strength and

Indeed, because of the way
that the US administration has
gone about its 'war on terror',
it has probably won more re-
cruits to those who want ven-
geance on America than Osama

bin Laden and al-Qaida would
ever have been able to enlist.
Mr Obama is quite'right
that the US has lost influence
and respect, and that loss has
occurred even among those who
want to be among America's
* staunchest supporters.
He correctly stated that
"the disappointment that so
many around the world feel to-
ward America is only a testa-
ment to the high expectations
they hold for us". And he de-

cared: "We must meet those ex-
pectations again not because be-
ing respected is an end in itself
but because the security of
America and the wider world
demands it".
The America that people
the world over respected was
the America that produced the
Marshall Plan to rebuild a
wrecked Europe after the rav-
ages of World War 11; the
America that led the way in the
formation of the United Na-
tions to "save succeeding gen-
erations from the scourge of
war", "to reaffirm faith in the
equal rights of men and women
and of nations large and small",
and affirmed that "armed force
shall not be used, save in the
common interest".
That America has faded
into the background, replaced
by an image of an ugly jug-
gernaut unwilling to pause to
engage any other nation,
however friendly, in dialogue
and tolerant only of those
whose support borders on ob-
It is that image that has
done America most harm, play-
ing into the hands of its detrac-
tors who have readily decried it
as a bully. It has adversely af-
fected American companies do-
ing business in the world, and
it has "stymied the good inten-
tions of US government officials

who have been tainted by the
wider impression of U.S. gov-
ernment motives.
It was wonderful, there-
fore, to hear Senator Obama af-
firm: "We must neither retreat
from the world nor try to bully
it into submission we must
lead the world by deed and ex-
And, he acknowledged
that just as the world can-
not meet the threats of
this century without
America, America cannot
meet them alone. He
recognized the value of
multilateralism and of
multilateral institutions in
which the voices of other
nations are taken into ac-
He said: "Today it's be-
come fashionable to disparage
the United Nations, the World
Bank, and other international
organizations. In fact, reform of
these bodies is urgently needed
if they are to keep pace with the
fast-moving threats we face.
Such real reform will not come,
however, by dismissing the
value of these institutions, or by
bullying other countries to ratify
changes we have drafted in iso-
lation. Real reform will come
because we convince others that
they too have a stake in change'
- that such reforms will make
their world, and not just ours,
more secure".
Dealing with the BOsh
administration's much vaunted
desire "to promote the spread
of freedom", Senator Obama
made the telling point that "the
true desire of all mankind is not
only to live free lives, but lives
marked by dignity and oppor-
And, he identified some of
the requirements of freedom as

"basic sustenance like food and
clean water; medicine and shel-
ter: building the capacity of the
world's weakest states and pro-
viding them what they need to
reduce poverty, build healthy
and educated communities, de-
velop markets, and generate
He promised that, as Presi-
dent, he would double American
aid to $50 billion by 2012,
pointing out that "for the last
twenty years, U.S. foreign aid
funding has done little more
than keep pace with inflation".
$50 billion a year in foreign aid
is less than one-half of one per-
cent of the U.S. GDP and, as he
concluded, it "doesn't sound as
costly when you consider that
last year, the Pentagon spent
nearly double that amount in
Iraq alone".
He might have added that.
after trumpeting in 2005 that
they would boost development
assistance to Africa alone by
$50 billion, the G8 countries,
which includes the US, have
mustered only 10% of their
pledge so far according to a
panel headed by former UN
Secretary-General Kofi Anan.
They basked in the glow of the
publicity then; today they are in
the shadow of what the rock star.
Bob Geldof, a chief campaigner
for Africa, says is a "grotesque
abdication of responsibility"..
Senator Obama's state-
ment will probably find little
supportive response in the
U.S. except among the in-
formed and thoughtful mi-
nority. But, the vision he
paints of America in the world
is one the world would wel-
come, and one that would
benefit America's interests.
(Responses to:

mhe Ma'''n WlholmiF1 !TleI .-Russia

He was always a heavy drinker, but until his health problems
got bad in the mid-1990s he could usually hold his liquor. The
real problem was that he was a man of action who didn't have
an idea in his head. A lot of people kept trying to-put ideas in
there, but they just fell out the other side. So he freed Russia
(and a lot of other countries) from Communism, but lie didn't
give it much else to work with instead.
Boris Yeltsin, who died at 76 on Monday, was brought to Mos-
cow in 1985 to clean up the corruption in the capital by the man
he eventually removed from power, the Communist reformer
Mikhail Gorbachev. But the times were right for ambitious men to
aim a lot higher, and Yeltsin was nothing if not ambitious, so by
1988 he had quit his position on the Communist Party's ruling body.
the Politburo. He ran for the all-Moscow seat against the official
Communist candidate in the first free election in Soviet history, and
won in a landslide.
I first met Yeltsin soon after that in the basement cafeteria of
the Supreme Soviet. just inside the Kremlin walls, which was the
easiest place for foreign journalists to find and interview deputies
to this new-fangled beast, the Congress of People's Deputies. It
'' teo sna": \: the sl'.-s of t 'he n! Ro ssian! democratic io\es e\rn[.
ii-.,S-.:r.-,voitova. vw'o i:mtroduccd us. adnic e icConirast between

:2'\e o 'toe\ a Vho ,'O s :'i'.u ..ered sorne ago in conraci
hng \i.i 2 "10111inc deoinocraliCe hero. .' intellectual v.ho dcdica:ed
i life :o ;he i c ;i 0, 1 ; ree soc e ,i i :;- . ".. ..
:0'm t :..,'.io l <''" intl "l; .u1'A, w .,] '0oo a are o [' .. i-
Cbie ,0h;uS. a. i ei he is ;n praceiice :hle Jer of her lit!,e band ;
(Iemocrats. tic i ine Depi::es Group.
'IThe RDG flourished 'r ess han . .- nad it had ies
t,-ian a lenth cf *he i'htu'kes .*he Cc"-,ess, m-st :." :*.hon;
wer,. s "i Co'unisr. ;ikrt "acks. ' ?aders, hiding a-
," -'*,^ T.* "''et:s like" k -"

torian Yuri Afanasiev, were using their unprecedented access
to the media to spread democratic ideas to the furthest cor-
ners of a country where such notions had been condemned and
suppressed for seventy years, but they knew those ideas alone
would not produce a democratic, majority in any Soviet elec-
tion in the near future.
Yeltsin, on the other hand, could win the election, but he had
no ideas at all. So they made him their leader, and during that year
you rarely saw him without some leading light of the IRDG at his
side, earnestly trying to fill this empty vessel with democratic ide-
Everybody meant well. I think, but the transplant didn't take,
and by 1990 Yeltsin had moved on.
In the following two years he did two things that should
have earned him the gratitude of both Russia and the whole
world. Standing on a tank outside the White House in Mos-
cow in August. 1991. he turned back the hardline Communist
coup attempt that almost -eversed the flow of history.
And he did it praciieali single-handedly. by the force of his
own personality.
'r'.ke ce~u '.;',,,- :-,- ,',en but' it could have suC-
ceeded o .;...'... :, v,' : .- : .-, ;";d < !i b. .. dealing ivith a

Ji did : %- ;r i' ... ". *.' ons. b t it wvas the last great
: ,".'e,:,,.-.:-'.'.: "-d Oared us a generation of bloody
s' e di''-,: '_- pire gradiallv Sil p

better than that. too. But then Yeltsin should have died or at least
retired, because he was a disaster and an embarrassment as the presi-
dent of Russia.
There was the "shock therapy" prescribed by Harvard econo-
mist Jeffrey Sachs that ended all subsidies overnight, drove infla-
tion to 2,000 percent, and wiped out the life savings of tens of
millions of families.
There were the corrupt
privatization deals that created the
"oligarchs" and the gangster cul-
ture. There was the armed assault
on parliament in 1993 and the
needless, futile, bloody attempt to I
subjugate Chechnya by force.
Russia in the 1990s could have
done a lot better than that. i
Yeltsin's retirement on New
Year's Eve, 1999 was of a piece
with all that: a cynical deal i

Hcise t ",iayinir ut t i n return for KG ,,
toda.. .al inquiric, . ',:
J .. h of!-,d ic

.5:,m 3 ;: '! el,..ociates .. = . - -
i" "ere
", 7ing 'r, Russ~la for "-'et'- xia,

Let he did gehet '. hn., ti iandt,c..o. :
History may ta Kind c- r n f ith.'- hv.

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April29, 2007

South American leaders

put energy nation

on front burner

In their push for
integration, South America
presidents on April 16-17 held
their first energy summit on
Venezuelan island of
Margarita to design an
energy strategy for the
region. During their
discussions, they also
exchanged ideas for a
regional gas pipeline, the
development of biofuel, the
creation of the Bank of the
South, and the political and
economic unification of the
At the end of their summit,
the leaders announced the
creation of the Union of South
American Nations (UNASUR)
a transformation from the
Community of South American
Nations. They also agreed to set
* up an energy council, consisting
of energy ministers from each*
member country. The next step
. in the formation of UNASUR
will be the election of a
Permanent Executive Secretary
and the establishment of
headquarters in Quito, Ecuador.
On the sidelines of the
summit, a meeting of Foreign
Ministers considered a legal
framework under which the
South American grouping will
function. They finally decided
that a Committee of Senior
Officials comprising a
representative each from the 12
countries would consider two
proposals presented by Brazil
and Chile and report to the next

South American summit in
Cartagena, Colombia later this
In their final summit
declaration, the presidents
recognized the importance of
biofuels in diversifying
sources of domestic energy,
and committed themselves to
harmonising production of
energy with agricultural
growth and environmental
preservation. They also called
for studies to be done on the
availability of land to be used
for'the production of biofuels
and insisted that existing land
for food and current national
forests are not cleared for this
purpose. Earlier, a discussion
on the issue led by the
Venezuelan, Brazilian and
Bolivian presidents concluded
that substituting gasoline with
ethanol would spur global
hunger by using up arable
land needed for food
The international
media's speculation on a
confrontation between
Brazil and Venezuela over
ethanol did not materialise.
Agreeing that ethanol would
be an alternative fuel to
complement traditional fuels
like gasoline, President
Hugo Chavez of Venezuela
said it would be "absolutely
impossible" to use it as a
replacement for gasoline, as
proposed by President Bush
during his recent visit to

South America. He
announced that Venezuela
would start producing
ethanol on a minor scale
while importing larger
quantities from
Brazil, adding that
Venezuela would need
more than 200,000
barrels of ethanol
daily to inject into its
Among the topics
discussed was President
Chavez' proposal for a
"South American Energy
Treaty" aimed at
guaranteeing energy, gas,
petroleum and
alternative fuels to the
region for the next 100
years. The Venezuelan
President warned of the
growing energy needs in the
future, predicting that by 2020
consumption will exparid by 47
percent in Latin America and the
He noted that with South
American integration, the energy
supply for the region can be
assured and it can become one
of the world's energy powers,
without ignoring alternative
energy. He also suggested the
formation of an energy bloc to
manage the region's resources.
As an integral part of their

plans, the leaders discussed the
construction of the gas
pipelines known as the Great
Gas Pipeline of the South, and
the Trans-Caribbean Pipeline.

With these pipelines, Venezuela
seeks to supply the region with
its gas reserves, beginning with
The Great Gas Pipeline of
the South, which has raised
doubts in some quarters about
its viability and its
environmental impact, will be
8,000 kilometres long and will
require an estimated investment
of about 23 billion dollars. The
project for the Trans-Caribbean
Pipeline between Venezuela and
Colombia and which may later

be extended to Panama is
expected to be approved in
In tackling the issue of
global warming, the South
American leaders urged
conservation of electricity to
mitigate the effects of the
increasing problem. There was
a call for all countries to adopt
more efficient conservation
mechanisms while noting that
some have already introduced
programmes to conserve on fuel.
For instance, Venezuela has
completed the process of
exchanging 50 million high-
energy bulbs to compact
fluorescent lamps in households.
The country's authorities are
now targeting commercial
businesses and municipalities to
replace high. energy bulbs with
low energy bulbs.
Guyana's Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds, who
represented President
Bharrat Jagdeo at the forum,
stated that with Cuba's
assistance some 440,000 high
energy bulbs were also
exchanged and distributed in
104,000 Guyanese
households last year thus
helping to reduce pressure on
the national electricity grid.
He also informed the summit
that Guyana was examining

proposals from foreign
investors for the production
of ethanol.
And looking to tht
future. Paraguay's Presiden
Nicanor Duarte pointed on
that with mounting pressure!
placed on traditional energy\
resources, hydrogen as a fuel
will become significant late
in this century. Hie said his
country has one of the largest
aquifers in South America and
that will prove to be a vital
asset in the development of
hydrogen fuel.
Another significant issue
discussed at the summit was
the development of Bank of the
South which Venezuela, along
with Brazil, hopes to
consolidate. The reported
announcement that Brazil will
financially subscribe to the Bank
is significant since the
multinational fund it will create
will finance regional
development and combat
poverty in South America.
With the energy issue
now taking a central role in
the economic and political
integration process in South
America, it is a foregone
conclusion that a series of
high level meetings will
follow up on the just
concluded summit. And a
second energy summit will
most likely be decided upon
by the forthcoming South
American presidential
summit in Colombia.

(The writer is
Guyana's Ambassador to
Venezuela, and was.a
member of Guyana's
delegation at the South
America energy summit.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)


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By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

Over the past few weeks, we have seen the emergence of a
diabolic spirit of violence in the mining town of Linden. Three
young women and an innocent infant brutally attacked and
killed by men who allegedly shared relationships with them.
Domestic violence is a social malady that continues to
blemish the landscape of almost every human society. Guyana
however, seems to be plagued by a preponderance of this so-
cial scourge.
I must commend the Government and in particular the Minis-
ter of Social Services, for the many initiatives attempted for the
prevention and mitigation of these problems. However it is pos-
sible that while we are fixing these problems. they are being ad-
dressed only at the symptomatic level. Many of these issues have
deeper causative factors at work.
Issues of Domestic violence, child abuse-.even HIV/1AIDS
amongst women, rape men are generally the perpetrators.
While it is commendable that efforts are being made to ex-
pand the capacity of the Family courts. Legal Aid services-,
and all the other agencies that provide protection for women
and children, if we do not initiate a strategic plan to deal with
our men, we will never really fix these problems affecting our
women and children .
A survey conducted in 2003 indicated that four in every ten
married women reported that she was subject to violence by her
spouse .We must work on finding help for our men.
In Canada twenty-five years ago there were no pr-gramrnes
for men who had assaulted their partners. Currt'"- there are
over two hundred programmes nation. ide. We need to look
in this direction of establishing institutionalized help for our
nation's men.
...1. ." ." o ;)ry "- -'* om -

plex interaction of the problem itself, the social context ,and the
authority to frame the problem and to identify acceptable solu-
tions 'When addressing the issue of violence amongst men ,whether
it is against women and children or against society as a whole ,we
have to examine the causative or contributive factors ,in relation
to the other social matrixes ,and how men respond to these things
. The framework has to take into consideration socio-economic
dynamics. Problems occur in social context .Social problems are
moral problems.
In "'. .'ia ror example, a Men's resource centre was estab-
lished specifically to tackle the emotional issues of men that leads
to violent anti-social behaviour.
To ignore the very serious issues affecting men and to just
brand them as violent and 'bad' is utterly disastrous. We must
find ways of helping our men fix themselves. We cannot be
serious about nation building and ignore our men.

Dlolnot igeithiii men

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 29, 2007 9

The Association of

Caribbean States

as an International


By: Watson R. Denis, PhD

There are more than 250 in-
ternational organizations
(10) in the world today.
Emerging at the end of the
19th century, and evolving,
slowly in the early 20th cen-
tury, IOs picked up cruising
speed after the Second World
War. The outcome of this war
showed that the world should
no longer be subjugated un-
der the yoke of one super
power, but that on the con-
trary, co-operation and nego-
tiation between 'States were
necessary for peace and the
conduct of international af-
fairs. This is how the United
Nations and its specialized
agencies as well as other in-
ternational and regional
organizations were born.
IOs fall within the realm of
international governance. On
the one hand, they allow a num-
ber of States to project their po-
litical vision or national projects
onto a geographical stage much
larger than their own. On the
other, they allow other States to
face national challenges by pool-
ing their problems, either by
harmonizing them'so as to solve
them together, or by dividing
them conscientiously, again in
order to arrive at a common so-

lution. Finally, IOs allow States
to project themselves as pro-
tagonists for the purpose of in-
fluencing, defining or governing
issues previously unresolved by
the international community.
Today, IOs represent in
themselves a veritable political
system. They are present ev-
erywhere and intervene in every
area, from A to Z international
security, economic and political
relations, integration and co-op-
eration, the environment and
human rights. In this sense,
they are at the same time a
policy instrument of States, a
chessboard a plural space where
an organisation's international
policy is defined- and a politi-
cal player using diplomacy in
international relations to bring
about the fundamental objec-
tives and mandates set by the
organisation. Whether it is the
Association of South-East Asian
Nations, the African Union, the
Organization of American
States, the European Union or
the ACS, they almost all re-
spond to this role and its char-
Of this group, the ACS is
the most recent. It was founded
in July 1994, in the context of
globalization, with the basic ob-
jective of intervening in the field
of regional co-operation. The

II T -

ACS is an entity set up as
link between different areas o
the Greater Caribbean, that i:
the Caribbean islands, the Cen
tral American area and there
countries of Latin Americ
whose coastlines are touched b
the Caribbean Sea. Apart from

a United Nations, with the assis-
of tance of the Caribbean Sea
s, Commission, managed to nego-
- tiate and achieve the passing of
e a resolution in favour of the
a Caribbean Sea as a special area
)y in the context of sustainable de-
m velopment. Since then, the new

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

this geographical or maritime
factor, the ACS responds to a
need to join geographical areas
in the Caribbean which have so
far developed little political or
trade interaction among them-
selves. Hence the concept of
the Greater Caribbean arose. In
light of this, one of the found-
ing objectives of the ACS is dia-
logue, co-ordination and co-op-
eration among the 25 Members,
Member States and Associate
Members (involving also the
countries or territories with po-
litical relations with powers
outside the continent).
The ACS now acts in four
priority areas: trade, sustainable
tourism, transport and natural
disasters.. The Association also
has great interest in the protec-
tion and safeguard of the Carib-
bean Sea as a patrimony of the
peoples of the region.
Because of its character-
istics, the ACS is an
organisation for formulating
programmes, in the sense
that it prepares projects and
sets standards and proce-
dures, thus playing a role in
the establishment of interna-
tional regimes, but it does not
execute them.
The new UN resolution on
the Caribbean Sea (December
2006) is thus an illustration of
how the ACS Secretariat, an in-
strument of the Association and
an organ functioning as a player
on the international scene. this
time on the chessboard of the

resolution has become an inter-
national policy instrument and
governs all questions concerning
the protection of this sea.
It goes without saying that
IOs, including the ACS, have to-
day found their full importance,
because of their ability, for ex-
ample, to change the interna-
tional regime and provide new
guidance to international policy.
They are there to generate and
institutionally stabilize interna-
tional co-operation. This is a
model of co-operation which is.
moving closer and closer to-
wards world governance.
The ACS in particular is
very important. It has not only
succeeded in changing the inter-
national regime with regard to
the Caribbean Sea, it also facili-
tates the development of re-
gional co-operation in four (4)
key areas in the greater Carib-
Politically, it allows every
State. country or territory in the
region, regardless of its size, po-
litical or economic weight, to
have a real space on the inter-
national chessboard where it can
act to influence international af-
fairs in one way or another.
(Dr Watson Denis is the
Political Adviser at the Sec-
retariat of the Association of
Caribbean States.
The \iews expressed are
not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback
can he se'lit to: :Maii@acs-




(BBC News)Protests are taking place around the world to
demand intervention to end the conflict in Sudan's Darfur
Organisers of Global Day for Darfur say events will take
place in over 35 capitals to mark the fourth anniversary of the
Celebrities backing the campaign, such as Mick Jagger and
George Clooney, have signed a statement accusing the interna-
tional community of apathy.
Some 200,000 people have died since the conflict began.
according to the UN.
Under the slogan "Time is up... protect Darfur", demon-
strators will turn round some 10,000 hourglasses filled with fake
blood to highlight the continuing violence in Darfur.
Other events in-

a rally at mid-
day in London oppo-
imsite the, prime
minister's residence
at 10 Downing Street
an interactive
event at Berlin's
Sony Center, one of
the city's tourist at-
a march
through Rome to the
a day of cul-
GEORGE CLOONEY tural events in Cairo
including the show-
ming of a documenIary called "Jihad on Horse Back" containing
cicims (ieslimony
a demonstranon outside the Sudanese embassy in Abuja,
Stop stalling'
The Istatement signed by the stars calls on the world to "end
it, stalling and take decisive action".
Shliat was originally a
conflict between the
Sudanese government and
rebel groups in Darfur op-
posed to it has now spilled
over into Chad and the Cen-
tral African Republic.
Last year the government
of Sudan agreed in principle
to accept a joint African
Union/UN peacekeeping
force but Khartoum wants q
the force to be mostly Afri-
can in composition and for
the African Union to take the
leading role, not the UN.
There has been a lot of
diplomatic traffic between
Washington, Beijing, New
York and Khartoum recently
as international pressure is MICKJAGGER
brought to bear on Sudan's
government, BBC UN correspondent Laura Trevelyan notes.
The US and the UK have been persuaded to hold off
on imposing sanctions against the Sudanese government
for now to see if Khartoum des shift significantly and al-
iow for a major deployment of peacekeepers.

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Govt food plan under fire

One of the country's leading
food importers Hand Arnold
Ltd has joined the criticism
of Government's plan for
bulk importation of food.
Legal Affairs Minister
Christine Kangaloo Thursday
announced Government had di-
rected the National Flour Mills
(NFM) and the National Agri-
cultural Marketing Develop-
ment Company (Namdevco) to
import food in bulk for distri-
bution on the local market.
John Hale, CEO of Hand
Arnold and former chairman of
the Food Distributors Associa-
tion (FDA), said he doubted
that the NFM and Namdevco
could get better prices than the
food importers who had a long
track record in the business.
He said NFM and
Namdevco would have a diffi-
cult time finding product of a
sufficient quality at lower prices
than are already available in
He said the best way to
keep prices down on the local
market is by having very good
competition among the import-
Hale said everyone wants to
sell more and the way to do this
is to have the most competitive

Indeed, he said the FDA re-
cently completed a pricing sur-
vey and concluded that food
prices in T&T and Guyana are
the lowest in the region,
He said the market does a
good job of keeping prices in
check because T&T has a strong
manufacturing base compared to
the rest of the Caribbean.
Hale said most of the food
inflation in the country is im-
ported inflation, pointing out
that world food prices are ris-
ing as well.
Hale stated that another ma-
jor cause of rising food prices is
the depreciation of the US dol-
lar-to which the TT dollar is
linked- against international
currencies such as the pound
and the euro.
According to Hale import-
ers have had to contend with a
30 per cent fall in the value of
the US dollar over the last three
He said this was even be-
fore the recently- announced
price increases on some food
He said the forces of world
demand and supply are also
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impact on world food supply.
He added that energy costs
have also increased and this will
push up costs of transportation
and packaging among other ex-
He said all these factors are
beyond the control of any local
Hale suggested the real so-
lution is to subsidise a couple
of basic commodities such as

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used to produce poultry and
animal feed.
He said this would allow for
reduction in the price of flour,
leading to declining prices for
bread, pastries etc.
Lower prices for animal
feed will also mean lower
poultry and pork prices, he
said, pointing out that the
poultry industry is an indus-
try which feeds the nation.


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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Three monthsafter he escaped
his kidnappers, a businessman's son was abducted at guil-
point while leaving a gym at Gasparillo on Thursday night
However, police set up a dragnet shortly after, forcing the
kidnappers to dump Shiva Sieunarinesingh, 26, in a lonely area
off the MI Ring Road, close to Buen Intento Village in Princes
The kidnapping occurred outside Body Tone gym, located
at Harmony Hall
Police said Sieunarinesmgh had just left the gym and was
heading towards his Hiltux van at around 6.30 pm, when three
men ambushed him.
One of the men put a bag over Sieunarinesingh's head and
dragged him tiwards a waiting car, which sped towards Har-
muona Hall.
At around 7.20 pm, Sieunarmesingh's relatives received a
telephone call from a man.
The caller [old the family Sieunarinesingh had been kid-
napped and demanded a $200.000 ransom for his return.
The man's parents are the owners of Mona Siennarinesingh
and .Sons Hardware and Mona's Transport Ltd.
Sources said while the male caller spoke. Sieunarmesingh
was heard shouting to his parents to desist from paying the
money. "Don't pay it! Let them kill me." Sieunarinesingh
Relatn\ es said they later heard Sieunarinesingh being beaten.
A call was made to the Gaspanllo Police Station and the
Anu-kidnapping Squad immediately responded
Officers led by Sgi Harrilal and Insp Jagdeo. quickly locked
do%% n the area, blocking all entry and exile routes.
At around 7.35 pm. Sieunarinesingh contacted his family
%ain mi the kidnappers had released him at the M I Ring Road.
Sources said the kidnappers had tried hiding him in a lonely
area off the MIl Rig Road, but he put up a struggle and was
eventually thrown out of the car
Sieunannesingh walked to the home of a resident where he
contacted his brother.
He was later taken to a pnrate doctor where he was medi-
cally exanuned.
Sieunarinesingh's face was swollen and he had difficulty
Relatives were tight-lipped about the kidnapping yester-
day. One, however, said no ransom was paid.
An attempt was made to kidnap Sieunarinesingh dn
January 212 Two men had accosted him outside his father's
bnsinessplace and tried to push him into a waiting car.
Sieunarinesingh managed to knock out the gun from his
assailant's hand. &
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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) The Port-of-Spain nightclub,
which has been at the centre of controversies over the past
two weeks, threw open its doors to the public last night
with its scheduled Glam Night.
Sources say this occurred as the club had satisfied the health
requirements for its Special Restaurant licence.
The club was reported to have failed to obtain a renewed
licence, and closed on Thursday.
The renewal application had been before the Licensing
Committee at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court which
granted the licence to Zen pending a health report.
Police said the club failed to produce the health report since
March 15.
Friday morning, an attorney representing Zen took certain
documents to the Customs and Excise Division which then is-
sued a Special Restaurant licence.
Zen owner Johnny Soong could not be reached for com-
ment, but the company issued a terse press release stating it
was surprised at media reports that its licence had been "re-
Zen was thrown into the spotlight after a scandal erupted
over a 15-year-old pastor's daughter joining U.S. hip hop en-
tertainer Akon in a raunchy dance session on April 12.
And then again on Thursday, when some soca performers
were linked to a fracas that led to violence outside the club.
In a press release Friday Zen announced that it opened for
business last night.
It stated media reports claiming the club was closed due to
the revocation of its licence "came as a surprise to us."
Zen said their licence was not revoked.
"We would like all to know that should we suffer any dam-
age to our business, we are prepared to take legal action as is
was not true that any licence was revoked."
It added: "Zen is the Caribbean's premiere entertainment
venue and is considered one of the best clubs in the World.
"We will continue to maintain our high standards and
first class service."


'Rabbit ears' find new

life in HDTV age

;LEVELAND Buying an
antenna for a high-definition
television seems as out of
lace as using a rotary phone
o make a call. But some con-
-umers are spending thou-
iands of dollars on LCD or
!lasma TVs and hooking
them up to US$50 antennas
[hat don't look much differ-
ent from what grandpa had
on top of his black-and-white
picture tube.
They're not doing it'for the
nostalgia. Local TV channels,
broadcast in HD over-the-air,
offer superior picture quality
over the often-compressed sig-
nals sent by cable and satellite
TV companies.
And the best part? Ovet-
the-air HD is free.
"Eighty-year-old technol-
ogy is being redesigned and
rejiggered to deliver the best pic-
ture quality," said Richard
Schneider, president of Anten-
nas Direct. "It's an interesting
A few years ago, Schneider
started an assembly line in his
garage and sold antennas out of
the trunk of his car. Now his
Eureka, Mo.-based company
has seven employees and did
$1.4 million in sales last year.
,He expects revenue to double in
"People thought I was nuts.
They were laughing at me when
I told them I was starting an an-
tenna company," Schneider said.
Before cable and satellite
existed, people relied on anten-

nas to receive analog signals
from local TV stations' broad-
casting towers. Stations still
send out analog signals, but most
now transmit HD digital signals
as well.
Consumers who can get a
digital signal from an antenna
will get an excellent picture, said
Steve Wilson, principal ana-
lyst for consumer electronics at
ABI Research.
One major difference with a
digital over-the-air signal is it
doesn't get snowy and fuzzy
like the old analog signal. In-
- stead, the picture will turn into
tiny blocks and go black.
"You, either get it or you
don't," said Dale Cripps,
founder and co-publisher of
HDTV Magazine. "Some
people can receive it with rab-
bit ears, it depends where you
Schneider recommends in-
door antennas only for custom-
ers within 25 miles of a station's
broadcast tower. An outdoor
antenna will grab a signal from
up to 70 miles away as long as
no mountains are in the way, he
The Consumer Electronics
Association has a Web site
that tells how far an address is
from towers and recommends
what type of antenna to use.
"When you're using an an-
tenna to get an HD signal you
will be able to receive true
broadcast-quality HD," said
Megan Pollock, spokeswoman

. for the group. "Some of the
cable and satellite companies
may choose to compress the
HD signal."
Compression involves re-
moving some data from the digi-
tal signal. This is done so that'
the providers will have enough
room to send hundreds of other
channels through the same cable
line or satellite transmission.
The difference in picture
quality is a matter of opinion,
said Robert Mercer, spokesman
for satellite provider DirecTV
"We believe the DirecTV
HD signal is superior to any
source, whether it's over-the-air
or from your friendly neighbor-
hood cable company," Mercer
Others disagree.
Self-described TV fanatic
Kevin Holtz, of suburban Cleve-
land, chose an antenna because
he didn't want to pay his satel-
lite provider extra for local
broadcast channels.
Holtz, 30, can't get the sig-
nal from one local network af-
filiate or a public broadcasting
station but said the rest of the
stations come in clearer than
they would through satellite. He
uses a $60 antenna for a 40-inch
Sony LCD, which retails for
about $3,000.
"Over-the-air everything is
perfect," Holtz said.
Another downside to using
just an antenna is that only lo-
cal channels are available, mean-
ing no ESPN, TNT, CNN or

Discovery Channel. Some con-
sumers partner an antenna with
cable or satellite service.
Many people aren't aware
that they can get HD over the
airwaves, Wilson said. He esti-
mates there are 10 million
households with HDTVs and
that fewer than 2 million of them
use antennas. Including homes
with analog sets, 15 million of
the 110 million households in
the United States use antennas.
HD antenna prices range
from $20 to $150 for indoor and
outdoor versions. The many
models of available indoor an-
tennas look more like a fleet of
spaceships than the rabbit ears
of old. Brand names include
Terk, Philips, Audiovox, Jensen
and Magnavox.
Those really interested in
saving a buck and who have a
little MacGyver in them could
make their own antenna. Steve
Mezick of Portland, Ore., cre-
ated one out of cardboard and
"I decided to build it be-
cause the design looked exceed-
ingly simple, I scrounged up
stuff around the house and put
one together," said Mezick, a
bowling alley mechanic who re-
pairs pin spotters.
The 30-year-old has since
upgraded his original design
using a wire baking sheet,
clothes hanger and wood. He
mounted it to the side of his
house and gets all of his lo-
cal stations. "It works bril-
liantly," he said.

PRISON gates slammed in
the faces of two female me-
'dia workers and one of their
male colleagues who were de-
barred from a tour of the
Port-of-Spain State prison on
Frederick Street Friday
when a High Court judge and
an entourage of lawyers paid
a visit to the penal institu-
The court visit to the city

jail was for the judge, Justice
Carol Gobin, to see for herself
the conditions at the institution
as she hears two lawsuits filed
by two former prisoners.
The two female reporters,
from.the Guardian and Carib-
bean New Media Group
(CNMG) and their male col-
league from CNC3, who wore a
shirt bearing the CNC3 insignia,
were not allowed by prisons of-
ficers stationed at the main gate

to join the tour.
Two male journalists, how-
ever, were guile enough and
managed to slip in with the en-
When contacted on his mo-
bile phone as to why some re-
porters were debarred from en-
tering the prison while two oth-
ers were not, Prisons Commis-
sioner John Rougier said he did
not know what transpired.
However, he said he gave

strict instructions that the me-
dia were not to be allowed dur-
ing the outing because of "secu-
rity risks."
Rougier further said he was
going to "deal with the situa-
tion" in an attempt to get the re--
porters who were inside the
prison's walls, out.
In a subsequent telephone
call, Rougier said he was "on his
way" to the Port-of-Spain jail to
attend to the situation.

However, close to an hour
later when the tour left the
prison, Rougier was yet to ar-
Justice Gobin said she could
not comment, as there was a
case in progress.
However, prisons officers,
some of whom had only earlier
come off duty, said there was
nothing to see at the Port-of-
Spain jail since a clean-up exer-
cise was done on Thursday, one
day before the judge was to tour
the facility.
"It don't have anything to
see. The jail done clean. They

clean the whole prison yester-
day," an officer said.
Another officer said usually
there were human filth on the
walls and floor of the block re-
ferred to as the "Insane Section"
and there was an infestation
cockroaches and rats.
"Prisoners sleep on the
ground and use pails and buck-
ets as toilets," he said.
Subsequent calls to
Rougier's mobile phone went
unanswered as it appeared to
have been switched off.
He also could not be
reached at his offices.

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(BBC News) Taking prescription drugs to prevent diabe-
" tes cannot be justified when lifestyle changes are just as
effective, say US scientists.
Trials show rosiglicazone pills do work, bui so does weight
loss, which is a safer and cheaper way to avoid type 2 diabe-
tes, the researchers argue.
In the British Medical Journal, they warn about turning
healthy people into patients and the risk of side effects.
The charity Diabetes UK also strongly advocates lifestyle
change methods. Prevention
Over two million people in the UK are diagnosed with type
2 and up to 750,000 more are thought to be undiagnosed,
Type 2 diabetes is linked to lifestyle factors such as obe-
sity and experts believe up to half of all cases could be pre-
vented through changes to diet and exercise.
Currently, drugs are given if lifestyle changes fail to control
blood glucose.
In a study published in The Lancet medical journal last Sep-
tember. experts suggested that one in 12 people should be tak-
ing rosiglitazone to prevent the disease.
And they said giving rosiglitazone to people with impaired
glucose regulation would prevent one in seven cases.
But Professor Victor Montori and colleagues, from the
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, questioned the
findings of studies looking at using drugs to prevent diabetes.
Wrong messages
They argue in the BMJ: "If clinicians offer patients
glitazones to prevent diabetes, they are offering certain incon-
venience, cost, and risk for largely speculauve benefit.
"Lifestyle changes are clearly al least as effective as
ghitazones and can be implemented considerably more cheaply."
There is also a danger that offenng drugs would send out
the wrong message to people that they could reduce their risk
without making hfestyle changes.
And it would cost the NHS money, although it would also
potentially sase it money by reducing the health complications
associated % ith diabetes
Simon O'Neill from Diabetes UK %aid- "Much more re-
search needs to be done to justify the use of this drug in pre-
senting Type 2 diabetes.
"We strongly recommend that people at risk of devel-
oping Type 2 diabetes should be incorporating increased
levels of physical activity into their daily lives alongside
making changes to their diet."


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(LONDON) Britain's army
chiefs are reviewing plans to
send Prince Harry to Iraq
amid fears he could be tar-
geted, officials said Thurs-
day, but friends downplayed
warnings he may quit if pre-
vented from going.
The Ministry of Defence
said the 22-year-old's imminent
deployment was under "con-
stant consideration," after a
newspaper report said army
bosses were reviewing the deci-
sion amid a spike in British
deaths in Iraq.
The Sun newspaper said the
second lieutenant could be
stopped from being sent to
southern Iraq because insurgents
might try to kidnap or kill him,
putting fellow troops in extra
Such a decision would likely
infuriate the prince, third-in-line
to the British throne, who has
said there would be "no way"
he would train to become an of-
ficer then sit around while his
soldiers fought.
Harry is known as Cornet
Wales in the Blues and Royals
regiment of the Household Cav-
alry, in which he is responsible
for 11 soldiers and four Scimi-
tar reconnaissance vehicles.
A Household Cavalry
source warned that Harry would

resign if he could not serve on
the front line.
The source told Britain's
domestic Press Association:
"This is what he signed up for
and if he doesn't go, he will sign
off and leave. He joined the
army for a bit of excitement and
for him to be told he's not go-
ing would be awful.
"There will be bad feeling in
the regiment if they stop him,"
he added.
But the prince's friends told
the BBC that though Harry
would be "very disappointed"
if he was switched to a desk
job, he would not quit the army.
Royal aides said: "Harry's
a grown-up and he'll take what-
ever the decision is, but he
wants to go.
"He would be extremely
disappointed but to say he
would quit is way too strong."
The MoD confirmed in
February that Harry would be
deployed to Iraq. His six-month
tour was expected to start in
April has been one of the dead-
liest months for British forces in
Iraq since the US-led invasion of
March 2003. To date 11 lives have
been lost, including a corporal do-
ing Harry's annoured reconnais-
sance troop leader job.
The Sun said.the army was

reconsidering his deployment.
"It's very complicated," a source
told the tabloid. "No one wants

to gift a PR victory to the in-
surgents by withdrawing him.
"But there is a groundswell
of opinion across senior ranks
now that to allow Harry to
serve in the open with his men
will lead to an inevitable disas-
Citing militant sources, The
Observer newspaper said Sun-
day that Iraqi militia groups had
drawn up detailed plans to seize
Harry as a hostage.
An MoD spokesmafi told

the weekly: "The bad guys
know that he's coming and we
expect that they will consider
him a high-profile scalp." --
In an interview to mark his
21st birthday in September
2005, Harry said: "There's no
way I'm going to put myself
through Sandhurst (the elite mili -
tary academy) and then sit on
my arse back home while mN
boys are out fighting for their
Harry would become the
first British royal to see active
service since his uncle Prince
Andrew flew helicopters in the
1982 Falklands War with Arger.
tina. Prime Minister Tony Blair
refused to be drawn, saying it
was "a matter for the army."
Major General Julian Th-
ompson said he would resign if
he was in Harry's position and
was held back from fighting.
"He is in an armoured ve-
hicle and would be extremely
difficult to spot, and difficult to
kidnap," he said.
"If he doesn't go we are
saying he is not a proper sol-
"If it were me I would re-
sign my position on the
grounds that they are not let-
ting me do the job I am be-
ing paid to do."




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and services for the Embassy and one associated Agency. Requirements are:
completion of secondary school; a minimum of two years experience in
procurement work; Fluent English in reading and writing: good knowledge of local
mArket practices and also understand pricing and customs practices; knowledge of
customs and shipping procedures as well as travel regulations, and level II (less
than 40 w.p.m.) typing ability and. strong computer skills (Word Processing; Excel
and Access Spreadsheets; Internet)
Persons wishing to apply may request an application form on-line at
HROGe'- "" '^.gov or in person at the Embassv's VIP guard booth on
Duke Street, Monday to Friday 7.30 a to .00 p.m. if yo,, choose to submit a
resume, it must containALL information con:aned it' application form. Closing
date is May 10, 2007. Completed apphcations should be e-mailed to the a'ove
address or sent via mail to:

Human Resources Office
(Purchasing Agent)
P.O. Box 10507




The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an individual for
the position of Supply Clerk. The incumbent performs clerical supply,
ordering and inventory tasks and assists with warehouse. functions.
Requirements are: completion of secondary school, with CXC or
equivalent pass in Math; one or more years of related supply or clerical
work; good working knowledge in English; good working knowledge
of record keeping practices; and a good grasp of Mathematics.
Persons wishing to apply may request an application form on-line at
N.-'-;,,,.etinH -ta :o\ or in person at the Embassy's VIP

guard booth on Duke Street, Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
If vou choose to submit a resuine, it must contain ALL information
contained in the application form. Closing date is May 10, 2007.
Completed applications should be c-mailed to the above address or
sent via mail to:

.mau' Resources OffC"
|- !.Vppi:. Cirk)i
I 007


EU tellsTurkish military

stay out of politics
BRUSSEL.S (Betersl ) European Uno. wared urkey's
militaryy restrday t s ta ent e o rafte r te Genefrl
Stff& id It wswatc i tg p a uft edlea ofa
new I s4enMtI %. cer-..
T07 key's secbists believe the mding AK. PaXty's presi-
dential cadidai. Foreign Minte llaAh Gul, a famer Is-
lanist, would chip away at the secular state if elected. As pred-
dent he would be coannimder-in-cideff the armed forces.
"- -s-impoaat that-ahe"mirl1tR -sseA6r(r di d&-
mocacy to the democratically eleted government and this is a
test case if the Turkish armed forces respect democratic secu-
larism," said EU Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rehns.
Rehn told reporters he was carefully studying the unusu-
ally sharp statement by military commanders and recalled that
respect for democracy was a condition of Turkey's EU candi-
The powerful General Staff which has intervened four times
in the last 50 years to topple governments, issued its state-
ment hours after an inconclusive first round of voting in parlha-
ment split Turlksh secularists and the Islamist-rooted govern-
Gul, a moderate from the AK Party which has Islamist roots.
failed to wm sufficient support in the first ballot and the secu-
lar opposition applied to the constitutional court to
annul the poll.
"The Turkish armed forces are watching this (election) situ-
ation with concern." the General Staff said, reminding politi-
cians that the military was the ultimate defender of secularism.
The EU's German presidency said in a statement it was
closely following developments in Turkey and cautioned against
outside interference in the electoral process without explicitly
mentioning the military.
"The Presidency considers it particularly important that the
elections and the Constitutional Court should not be influenced
by external pressure," the statement said.
Rehn said secular democracy held a very high value for the
European Union and was the core of Turkey's "Europeanisation
project," dear also to the military and to followers of the founder
ofthe modern Turkish republic. Mu&tafa Kemal Ataturk
Turkey, a secular state with an overwhelmingly Muslim
population, began negotiations in 2005 to join the 27-nation
EU but has made only slow progress, partly due to an unre-
solved dispute over the divided island of Cyprus.
One of the key criteria for EU membership is civilan con-
trol over the armed forces.
Disputes over trade with EU member Cyprus and state-
ments by senior figures in some West European countries op-
posing Turkish membership of the bloc had diminished Brus-
sels' influence over Turkey, analysts say.
Turkish media reported the late-nighi military statement
mostly without comment on Saturday.
But one conumentator. Bilal Cetin in the Vatan newspaper,
called it "'d final "arming by the Turkish armed forces to the
goermmenini anier rthes ignred warrnngs on educjuon trying
to ease curb-. %-,n graduates from Muslim cleric vocational
School, em.-ii i: university)'and the presidential elections."
The Geheral Staff statement contained what some Eu-
ropean an:i.x ,si; said read like a veiled threat of possible
intervention, but was not as outright as the verbal broad-
"ide that topped Islamisi Prime Minister Necmettin
Erbakan in 1997.


Harper: No let-up

in child abuse
(Barbados Nation) MORE THAN 250 children have been
abused in some form in the four months between Novem-
ber last year and February 2007, according to Child Care
Board (CCB) reports.
Chairman David "Joey" Harper cited the statistics to illus-
trate the high risk Barbadian children are facing.
He was speaking at a Press conference at the board's
Cheapside, St Michael headquarters Friday on the activities for
Child Month next month. Its theme is: Violence Tears Our Na-
tion Apart: Building Communities Requires One Heart.
According to Harper, 58 children were physically abused,
85 were sexually abused and 113 neglected.
"The Child Care Board is facing serious challenges for this
expanding phenomenon placing innocent children at serious risk
of exploitation. Violence is now creeping into the lives of our
children; abuse cases are still cause for concern," he said.
"The challenges which our children now face were unheard
of. The savagery of the crimes is of deep concern.
"Our children are fed a diet of violence in their music, vid-
eos, CDs. Pornography is now a way of life, and this did not
creep up on us, we were warned," he said.
Harper said there was an urgent need to recreate the
family and the community to expose the dangers.

01lmert won't quit

over war report: TV

JERUSALEM tReuters) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert will not resign despite expectations that an immi-
nent report on the Lebanon war will censure his role. Is-
raeli television quoted Olmert aides as saying yesterday.
The state-named Winograd Commission will pubhsh pre-
liminary findings on Monday analyzing the first five days of
fighting and Israel's decision to launch the war against Lebanon's
Hezbollah guerrillas after they seized two soldiers at the bor-
der last July 12.
Channel 10 television quoted a leaked copy of the report
as criticizing Olmen for lacking "an organized plan" in launch-
ing the war. and describing his move as a "misguided and rash
Olmen's office said in a statement the prime minister and
his office had yet to receive the panel's interim findings and
were "not aware of its contents.'"
It would issue a response only after the report had been
published and it had studied it, Olmen's oEfice said.
"We have no intention of responding to speculation reported
b.l the media." the statement said.
Analysts say Olmert's polucal future may be decided in
the wake of its findings, as Aell as Defense Minister Amir
Channel 10 quoted Olmen aides as sating he had no inten-
ton of resigning despite the cnucism.
It quoted the aides as saying the whole government took
the decision to go to war.
"'Sources close to Olmerl say it is going to pro.e very tough
for him to survive this report. Their esumate is that he will
succeed, but it is going lo be hard," Channel 10"' political re-
porter Nadav Pen said
Channel 10 said the commission stopped short of calling
for Olmern's resignation
The panel further accused Olmert. who unlike many of his
predecessors lacks a military pedigree. of relying "in an abso-
lule "%ay" on his top brass and duthonzing operations without
seeking u ider consultation from other sources, Channel 10 said
It also said he lacked foresight n how, the war could play
,,t., Channel ifn reported.
Channel 2 tele% vision, quoting froni the report, said Olmen
had failedd" in hi' role dunng the war
He has vowed to survive the war's fallout and serve out
his term in office, which ends in 2010.
Olmert and Peretz have seen their popularity slump since
the war after Israel failed to crush Hezbollah.
They have faced criticism in Israel for the army's failure to
stop Hezbollah from firing 4.000 rockets at its northern towns.
Peretz. a former trade union boss who took the defense
portfolio as part of a coalition deal with Olmert. was faulted
by the Winograd Commission for his inadequate knowledge in
matters of national security. Channel 10 said.
The report also found fault with Dan Halutz, who resigned
as the military's chief of staff after the war, for not coming up
with solutions to the rocket barrages or providing alternative
plans to the government, Channel 10 said.
In the fighting. 158 Israelis died. including 117 soldiers and,
41 civihans. About 1.200 people were killed in Lebanon. in-
cluding an etiinated 270 Hezbollah gunmen."
Olmert has argued that the conflict., which lasted 34
days. iiiproved Israel's security b- banishing Hezhollah
from its frontierr strongholds and boosting a U.N. peace-
keeper force.

Israeli soldiers kill three

Hamas militants in Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) Israeli sol-
diers shot dead three Hamas
militants and critically
wounded a fourth near



kills 26 in



PESHAWAR, Pakistan
(Reuters) A- suicide
bomber yesterday killed
at least 26 people and
wounded scores of others,
including Pakistan Inte-
rior Minister Aftab
Ahmed Khan Sherpao
who said he had been the
target of the attack.
The blast occurred as
people gathered around
Sherpao at the end of a pub-
lic meeting in Charsadda, a
town 20 km northeast of
Peshawar, the capital of
North West Frontier Prov-
"It was a target killing,
and I was the target. It was
a suicide attack. I have suf-
fered minor injuries,"
Sherpao told Pakistan Tele-
It was not a big bang, it
was a thud but the impact
was massive. The attacker
was apparently walking be-
hind us," he told Reuters.
One of Sherpao's aides
and several of his security
detail were killed, and police
said they had found the
head and torso of the
"We have got the sev-
ered head of the bomber,
and it is identifiable. He ap-
pears to be between 30-35
years old," Asif Iqbal
Daudzai, Information Min-
ister for the provincial gov-
ernment, told Reuters.
Doctors in Charsadda
and Peshawar said scores of
people had been wounded.
and several were in a criti-
cal condition. Hundreds of
anxious and grieving rela-
tives thronged the hospitals.
"Twenty-six bodies
have been counted, but
the toll is likely to rise."
a senior security official

Gaza's border fence with Is-
rael yesterday in what the
army said was a thwarted at-
tack, casting fresh doubt on a
shaky ceasefire.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi
Barhoum said the Islamist mili-
tant group, which leads a Pal-
estinian unity government, has
the right to respond to the
deaths by "all means available."
He called the incident a vio-
lation of the five-month-old
Gaza ceasefire, which all but
collapsed earlier this week when
Hamas's armed wing started fir-
ing rockets into Israel.
An Israeli army spokes-
woman confirmed the incident
near the border fence in central
Gaza that killed the three
Hamas militants.
The spokeswoman said the
soldiers had opened fire on four
Palestinian militants as they
were placing explosive devices.
Abu Ubaida, a spokesman
for the Hamas armed wing, said
the four militants were on a
"jihadist mission when the Zi-
onist enemy opened fire on

"The occupation has no in-
terest in calm and from our side
we say there is no calm for free.
The Zionist enemy will be pun-
ished for their crimes," Abu
Ubaida said.
In a separate incident in
southern Gaza, a Palestinian ci-
vilian was killed on Friday night
by what local medics and resi-
dents said was an Israeli tank
shell. The Israeli army said il
was not involved.
wing of the ruling Hamas move-
ment broke the ceasefire earlier
this week by firing rockets into
Israel in response to the.killing
of nine Palestinians by Israeli
forces last weekend.
Hamas later agreed to re-
sume the ceasefire, halting
rocket attacks, though other
groups have not completely
stopped the attacks.
"This is the right of Pales-
tine; it has the right to defend
itself, and there were nine mar-
tyrs in one day, and violations
that must be responded to,"
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal
told reporters in Cairo.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert decided in talks with se-
curity chiefs on Wednesday to
step up "targeted attacks"
against Palestinian rocket-
Slaunching crews, but he ruled
out for now a major incursion
into the coastal strip.
Palestinian Prime Minister
Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said
the group would reassess its
strategy in one to two months
if international sanctions against
the Palestinian government were
not lifted.
Western powers imposed
sanctions on the Hamas-led
Palestinian Authority a year ago
to pressure the militant group to
recognize Israel, renounce vio-
lence and abide by interim peace
"The reality on the ground
in Palestine is the continuation
of the embargo on the Palestin-
ian people ... and Arab steps to
lift the embargo are very slow,"
Meshaal said.
Haniyeh leads a unity
government with President
Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah fac-

Interested persons are invited to apply for entry to the following
Part-time courses:

a. The August Holiday five-week programme:

Beginning July 23, 2007 and ending August 24,

b. One-year Certificate course for Beginners

Beginning September 17, 2007.

Applicants are allowed one of the following subjects.
compulsory for all students.

Drawing is

Graphic Design
Textile Design
Leather craft

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained
from the Secretary, Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue,
Georgetown or from the Receptionist, Ministry of Culture, Youth
Pnd Sport, Main Street, Georgetown.

.ompileted forms must reach the school not later than Friday,
ily 20, 2007 for the one-year Certificate programme and
hu-sda-, June 21.2007 for the fi'.'e-'.ek .odular programme

-tl 'SUDAY. PUBDN=Apkri29 ,2007



Road Safety is a simple concept- essentially the movement of people and goods on public roads in an orderly manner that reduces to near zero, the probability of damage to property, injury or worse loss of
life. And yet to achieve this condition is a complex process, which involves many stakeholders: (the law enforcers, policy makers, medical personnel, transport and road engineers, vehicle safety
professionals, urban and regional planners, the Private Sector, campaigners/advocacy groups, researchers, and Transport Associations) crossing several sectors and disciplines.

Effective management of road safety is thus by definition going to be a complex issue: demanding clarity of vision, of roles and responsibilities and availability of resources people, capital and equipment to
achieve the desired outcome:The Ministry of Home Affairs has a distinct objective of maintaining citizen security and public order. Through various agents including the Guyana Police force, the Ministry
plays an active role in traffic regulation and supervision; control of public events and meetings on public roads; registration and inspection of vehicles; issuing driving permits, prevention and detection of
traffic criminal offences and offences; and detection, arrest and bringing to justice of suspicious persons and persons wanted for various offences.

The object being to maintain safety and order on the roadways of Guyana. The setting up of the National Road Safety Council is a direct response to the recognition of the multiplicity of stakeholders involved
in road safety. I welcome this occasion- Global Road Safety Week- since it offers us a chance to reflect on our participation in and response to reducing the risk factors for Road Safety.

The Police have a primary role in road safety: This is particularly true in Guyana where the Police have wide responsibility for the following:
Traffic Patrol functions
Law enforcement
Traffic direction and control
Accident investigation; plus
Vehicle testing and licensing
Driver testing and licensing
Safety education and road safety campaigns.

Guyana faces a number of deficiencies to this road safety culture: including the following: quality and rigor of driver training and testing, integrity of drivers' licenses; enforcing sanctions for unsafe driving;
Police-accessible drivers database; safe highway engineering' proper vehicle maintenance; use of child restraint systems; and deficiencies in vehicle operator safety equipment. The result of these
deficiencies is evident in the number of traffic accidents that occur on our roadways. In 2006 for instance, the
record shows the following:

Typ.e of.accid.ent.................I NQfeen.t
. Fatalaccidents 140
Traffic deaths 164
Serious accidents 492 this is where persons were hospitalized
Minoraccidents 618 wherepersons were treatedandsentaway
Damage accidents 1186 damage incurred to vehicle

NB out of the 164 deaths for lastyear 21 of them were children.

Converted to an index for international comparison the deaths from traffic accidents rate is about 21.8 per 100,000 population. Relatively speaking this is not significantly different to that for comparable
developing countries. But we need to take into consideration the number of miles of roadway, the number of vehicles and the average duration of travel by road users in order to have a sound analysis.

These deficiencies are recognized and responses are being crafted and evaluated not just by the police in its reform programme, but by my Ministry. The entry point for the Ministry is road safety policy, and
even here the public through the NRSC has an input. We are fully cognizant of the tensions existing between objectives of various stakeholders. We need to adapt the best practices to our situation, to
ensure that our road safety management is effective in terms of resource use and resource preservation.

APRIL 25, 2007


Road accidents now represent a major public health problem in the world. Traffic accidents have become a major contributor to death, injury and disability and, thus, under-development in our country.

Everyday, our hospitals are challenged by the fact that victims of road accidents must be treated, sometimes with surgery. In 2006, 940 persons received surgery at the Georgetown and New
Amsterdam Hospitals, and 160 persons died as a result of accidents.

Traffic accident is a universal phenomenon. Annually, between 20 and 50 million persons are injured with more than 5 million disabled for life and more than 1.2 million killed by traffic accidents around
the world. Daily more than 140,000 persons are injured because of traffic accidents and more than 3000 die with more than 15000 disabled for life. Indeed, road traffic injuries today rank as the #9 top
contributor to the Global'Burden of disease. The present rate of road traffic accidents and injuries caused by road traffic accidents will rank as the # 3 cause of Global Burden of Disease by 2020 unless
we make a change.

The WHO estimates that traffic accidents cost the world more than USS20B annually, in development aid per year and is a cost that we cannot afford. In Guyana accidents cost Government about $500
million annually.

In the Ameicas. The US. Brazil. Mexico. Colombia and Venezuela accounted for most of the 123,391 de ths due to traffic accidents in the Americas in 2001. Between 2 and 5 million persons are
in']r l i mirny mraned peinanently and live with -isalbilty eacn year. In the Americas the top five countries are. Belize. Guadeloupe. El Salvador. Guatemala and Guyana. It should be noted that the
1a," pr i' 0. 000 deaths due ;o traffic accdents for uy.ana is above the rates, both world-wide and for developing countries.

1 he 'fact G;, ya.a is 5' ranked among countries in the ,mericas. is . .i.., that ought to jar us from complacency. We cannot stand by and allow the carnage to continue on our roads. With more
and neltter road-. po rto\, ng habits and poor use of roads in general the rates of deaths and the carnage would continue lo increase unlesswetake action now.

The fict is accidents nust aon't simply happen: they are caused by improper use of the roads, by inexperienced and unqualified drivers, by those breaching the rules and common sense, including total
disregard for speed limits, by pedestrians ignorirg safety rules in their own use of the road. by a lack of education among all categories of users, by inadequate rules and regulations or under-
implementation of the rules and regulations, by too many persons drinking and driving (driving under the influence of alcohol), by persons ignoring the seat belt rules, by persons insisting on the use of
,. 1_,.,, .- ,,,- .. i., by a general lack or knowledge in how to use roadways safety and by poorly designed roads or roads not in proper conditions or, in general, poor road environments.

If we are going to reduce accidents and save lives, traffic safety must become a priority in our everyday lives from individuals to government level. We must sustain our efforts in promoting knowledge
and safety on the roads. But our laws, rules and regulations must be adequate to ensure enough safeguards to protect persons from those who refuse to adhere to simple rules that promote safety.

If Guyana is to reverse the trend of increasing traffic deaths, it will have to be a collaborative effort of all.

This is a battle we can \,,in

The Ministry of Health has appointed a person witin in s Health Promotion Unit to have permanent and exclusive i :f , :. r ,,:,,,,,,,, r safety. This signals our intention to seriously advocate
for safer roads, safer use. effective awvs. rules and regulations and adequate education for road safety schools.

front "n,king and driving and make a 'strong appeal to the police for greater enforcement of drinking and driving laws.

.;"! : cents costiute m or L.b::c heat srob.e ,. as ,'e h .e done n ot er areas we ust :.ork together and the M. nstry of Health urges that at the very least v.e should start to. develop
strategies to address rales of speed ac alcohol ccnsu- tionr promote "e se of seat be ts an: other 'estraints and heieIs for all users of motorcycles and bicycles: and promote the use of
equipment that ensures greater v!sib':y \V urge te legar .mn:;' ccoa alcohc; s" cUc be educeC tc ,C '"S g'- from ;he r-esent 0.1 mg%.

World Road safety Week 2007 must serve as an impe~ts for L.s to ee.:. o,r e-forts o provide ettier health our opeop!e oy committing ourselves to reducing traffic accidents. It will take hard work but
is entirely possible because road accidents are preventable. Imagine our vorld a word without traffic accidents Believe it f you try. I challenge you



SMessage from the PAHO/WHO Representative, Guyana Dr. Kathleen Israel

Every Day on every continent, road traffic accidents kill and injure millions of people. Today, globally, road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death, among young people between the ages of 10 and 24 .,
years. Many of these young lives could be saved with a few simple steps such as wearing seatbelts in cars and helmets on motorcycles, reducing speed and curbing drunk driving. These all contribute to
saving large numbers of lives.
Every day too, more than one thousand families receive the devastating news that one of their children has died in a car crash and many others hear that their sons or daughters have been severely injured or
disabled for life. In addition to the terrible human drama these families also face the economic consequences of high medical and rehabilitation costs or the loss of a bread winner. Road traffic crashes cost low
and middle income countries huge amounts of money in care and rehabilitation. They also cause serious harm to health and economic development as well.
This week represents the first United Nations global road safety week and is dedicated to young road users. The weed provides an opportunity to do something tangible to improve road safety for the
hundreds and millions of children and young people who, throughout the world, travel the roads everyday. Since World Health Day 2004 Governments, NGOs and private businesses have paid growing
attention to the issue of road safety. While some progress has been made much more effort is needed if the problem is to be effectively addressed. Programs to cut drunk driving and speeding, to make
mandatory the wearing of helmets and seatbelts and measures to improve roads and visibility for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are needed all over the world.
Road Safety is a global problem and remains a critical public health concern for Guyana. Since World Health Day 2004 when the World Health Organization issued a call for road safety to be placed high on
the development and health agendas, the PAHO Guyana Country Office has been working with national authorities and partners to develop strategies and programs, as well as implement mechanisms
aimed at reducing road accidents. As part of the Health Promoting Schools program with the Ministries of Health and Education, the development of a school-based road safety education program aimed at
ensuring that children, through the health and family life education program in schools, learn to use the roads correctly and safely. It is acknowledged that there is also much that remains to be done with
respect to other road users and therefore, the Organization remains committed to continue working in partnership with all interest parties to address the issues associated with road safety. It is only through a
collective preventative approach can the country realize a reduction in the number of deaths caused by road traffic events. Collaborative efforts are needed to save the lives of many young people in Guyana.
Let us challenge the idea that road traffic crashes are unavoidable accidents.

In December 2005, United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/60/5 on improving global road safety called for a Global Road Safety Week. This resolution followed others from both the
United Nations General Assembly and-the World Health Assembly that reflected the growing concern over the problem of road traffic injuries on the part of governments and of the
international public health and development communities.
The First United Nations Global Road-SafetyWeekwas a historic opportunity aimed at raising the issue of road traffic injuries to a higher level
The week focused on the following themes:
1. Road traffic injuries are a major global public health and development problem. Their magnitude is expected to rise considerably in the years ahead.
Nearly 1.2 million people worldwide die as a result of road traffic collisions every year, representing more than 2.1% of global mortality, and comparable to the number of deaths caused by major killers such as
malaria and tuberculosis. Millions more are injured and oft en remain disabled for life. Around 85% of deaths from road traffic crashes occur in low-income and middle-income countries, at a cost of 1 %-1.5%
of gross national product annually. Without action, road traffic deaths and disabilities are likely to rise due to increasing motorization.
2. Road traffic injuries greatly impact upon young lives.
Road traffic injuries are the second leading cause of death for people aged 5-25 years. Among this age group, young men pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, novice drivers and passengers are nearly
three times more likely to be killed or injured on the roads than young women.
3. Road traffic Injuries can be prevented.
and infrastructure, many lives and financial resources can be saved.
4. Road safety is no accident.
Road safety happens through the deliberate efforts of many individuals and many sectors of society -governmental and nongovernmental alike. Political commitment is paramount. Today's success stories
often result from a decision at the highest level of government to improve road safety.
5. International cooperation is crucial to strengthening national road safety efforts.
International cooperation can strengthen national road safety efforts through the sharing of information and lessons from successful strategies and programmes, and by mobilizing additional resources.
International cooperation can also help to ensure that road safety is among the top priorities on the public health and development agendas of countries around the world.

During the past week The National Road Safety Council along with several partner organization planned and executed activities in observance of this week:
Appearances were made on the Guyana Today show during the week.
Unveiling of Dedication Plaque for persons who have suffered as a result of road accidents at the Accident and Emergency ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Coperation.
Appearance on the Close-up Show
Mini exhibition/symposium at the Guyana Red Cross Society
Mothers in Black organized its usual monthly vigil opposite parliament buildings from
10 Road Safety Facts

More than 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes every year
As many as 50 million people are injured or disabled by road traffic crashes every year
Half of all crash victims are vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists
Road traffic crashes cost countries up to 4% of their Gross National Product
Correctly used seat-belts reduce the risk of death in a crash by 61%
Mandatory use of child restraints can reduce child deaths by 35%
Helmets reduce fatal and serious head injuries by up to 45%
Enforcing a drinking and driving law around the world could reduce alcohol-related crashes by 20%
For every 1km/h reduction in average speed, there is a 2% reduction in the number of crashes
Simple low-cost engineering measures are saving thousands of lives




Govt to table

'Persons with


Bill this year

(GINA) The administration is firmly committed to address-
ing the needs of people living with disabilities evidenced
by the drafting of legislation that seeks to give protection
and provide equal opportunities for them.
The legislation which is in its final stages is expected to be
presented to the National Assembly later this year.
Delivering the feature address at the first General Assembly
of the Guyana Disabled People's Organisation (GDPO) at the
Critchlow Labour College, Woolford Avenue, Minister of Hu-
man Services and Social Security Priya Manickchand said the
administration will do all in its capacity to ensure that these
people can make con-
tributions to society
The National
Commission on Dis-
ability is in its final
stages of preparing the
new Persons with Di.s-
ability Bill to be tabled
in the National Assentm-
bly. The Bill facilitate- .
the incorporation of '
fundamental right, .,,
recommended by the
United Nations Con-
latest version of the Bill involved the addition of further details,
including definitions of terms used in the legislation, more de-
tails for each section of the Bill and changes to the structure of
the National Commission on Disability.
Minister Manickchand explained that Government on April
11, 2007 signed on to a convention which requires Governments
in Latin America, the Caribbean and elsewhere to extend equal
care and support programmes for Persons Living with Disabil-
ity (PLWD).
"The Government is so committed to this, that a Presiden-
tial Committee was established to work with the disability
organizations in Guyana in fighting for the rights of people with
disability," she said
Minister Manickchand said that there is a need for attitudi-
nal change towards people with disablenes and urged that dis-
crimination and stigmatisation be eliminated at all cost.
"We need to realise our full potential as a country and make
use of all our resources. We should also ream that iperons with
disabilities can make a significant contribution to the very fabric
of society," Minister Manickchand said.
According to Secretary of the GDPO Patsy Mallay, the
organisation serves as an umbrella bod for the network of dis-
ability organizations in Guyana. It was established on July 20,
2003, and has so far been functioning effectively.
The organisation is an independent autonomous body set up
with assistance from the Guyana Community Based Rehabilita-
tion Programme (GCBR) and will be registered in June 2007.
Mallay explained that many disabled persons do not have
access to education and employment. This leads to social and
economic exclusion and these persons are often trapped in a cycle
of poverty and disability.
To this end, the administration has provided several schol-
arships to persons with disabilities to study medicine and other
disciplines in Cuba. The National Commission on Disability
(NCD) has been employing persons with disabilities.
It is estimated that there are over 500 million persons living
with disabilities worldwide, of which 80 percent are from devel-
oping countries.
A National Conmmission on Disability was set up in Guyana.
The Commission liaises with the Ministries of Health, Educa-
tion and Labour, and Human Services and Social Security to pro-
mote the rights of persons with disabilities.
Organizations like the Federation of and for Persons
with Disabilities, the Ruimveldt Parent Support Group, the
Open Doors Vocational training Centre, the Georgetown
Association for the Mentally Handicapped and the
Physiotherapy Department of the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital are providing support services for persons with dis-

More workplace in

employers breaching OSH practices vi

(GINA) The Ministry of Labour.
Human Services and Social Se-
curity, through its Occupational
Safety and Health (OSH) De-
partment, will be increasing the
number of workplace inspec-
tions countrywide to ensure
companies adhere to safety and
health practices.
Minister of Labour Manzoor
Nadir said that over the years the
National Advisory Council on
OSH, (NACOSH) has not been
prosecuting employers who were
found breaching practices at the
workplaces, thus creating unsafe
working environments for employ-
"Soon persons will be pros-
ecuted for not complying with the
Occupational Safety and Health
Act and for not ensuring that the
working environment is safe, con-
ducive and comfortable for em-
ployees," Minister Nadir said.
During his address at
NACOSH's llth annual award
ceremony at Le Meridien Pegasus
Friday, the Labour Minister said
accidents, injuries and deaths have
increased at the workplace as a re-

suit of non- prosecution of de-
"When we do this, then
these employers will realise

The administration is also
moving to make further amend-
ments to the OSH Act of 197,

Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir
Mna N
Minister of Labour Manzoor Nadir

that we really mean business
and we really want to reduce
or eliminate accidents at the
workplace," Minister Nadir

and fines will be implemented
for persons violating labour regu-
lations, Minister Nadir said. He
called on those gathered at the

ceremony to work with the
Ministry and its stakeholders in
creating more awareness on
The OSH department is
currently in the process of re-
printing the OSH laws and
labour regulations and making
these accessible to members of
the public.
He reiterated Government's
concern about workplace acci-
dent and said more programmes
will be crafted.
NACOSH's Chairman Win-
ston Beresford said Government
has been doing a good job with
respect to ensuring workplaces
conform to safety practices but.
he noted that employers need to
play a more pivotal role and co-
operate with the relevant agen-
Speaking on behalf of
Demerara Distillers Limited
and the Consultative Associa-
tion of Gu .ianee Industries
(CAGI), Ramona
Vansluytman said that em-
ployees have a right to de-
mand better conditions at the

Husband allegedly batters wife

over switching TV channels

As cases of domestic violence
against women in Guyana con-
tinues another battered woman
was yesterday afternoon rushed
to the Georgetown Hospital
nursing injuries to her head
and neck and spine, after being
physically assaulted by her re-
puted husband of 12 years.
The woman said the attack
was levelled on her because she
dared to switch the television chan-
nel as her husband was preparing
to view the final game of World
Cup Cricket. And ironically, she
noted, the man who assaulted her.
causing her to suffer spinal inju-
ries, was himself a victim of spi-
nal injuries since the beginning of

the year, during which time
she has lovingly and dutifully
cared for him.
Forty-five year old
Bernadette Stephens of Second
Street, Agricola, alleged that
she was assaulted by
Desmond Duncan, 54 of the
same address, around 9.50h
Stephens, lying motion-
less on her hospital bed and
speaking in a very frail voice,
Recalled that as she and her
husband waited to watch the
final game of World Cup
Cricket yesterday morning, she
decided to switch the channel
temporarily, since it was rain-

Ministers' outreaches

start next month

CABINET Ministers will next month begin a monthly
programme of outreaches to respond to the requirements
of the ministerial sector responsibilities, according to Head
of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon.
Luncheon said Cabinet has agreed that these monthly
programmes would be publicized alerting Guyanese about the
ministers* outreaches in the ten administrative regions of Guyana.

Already for May. Ministerial sectors in security and law and
order, national insurance, agricultural (, .'r.ic.ii,. environmen-
tal protection. municipal services, community development and
hinterland affairs. have i ...... .- their plans for public consul-
tative activities across Guyana.
He said Cabinet office would be ciianihoral.,n with the
sector ministers to provide timely information and details
of the planned presence of the ministers in various com-
munities across Guyana.

ing and the game had not yet
started. This action, she said,
incurred the wrath of her hus-
band who, without warning
started to beat her on her head
and dealt her a few cuffs behind
her neck. The woman said she
passed out and fell to the
The mother of a 21-year-
old at University of Guyana,
and a 16-year-old daughter who
was home and witnessed the in-
cident. said the teen sought the
assistance of a neighbour who
helped to get her to hospital.
The elder daughter said that
while this was happening,
Duncan calmly walked out of

the house, and up the road, "not
caring whether the woman he hit
was dead or alive", and in a
manner that suggested he'd for-
gotten everything about the
cricket over which he'd battered
The man, who works at
Mobile Sea Foods, was in-
volved in an accident on Old
Year's Day and unable to work
since the beginning of the
year. After four months, he is
now preparing to resume
work for the first time since
being involved in a vehicular
accident that almost crippled
him. For the entire period he
had been home on sick leave.

JLP leader takes issue

with 'Jezebel' comment

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The controversial 'Jezebel' com-
ment made by Jamaica Labour Party (Jl1F candidate for
South East St. Andrew, Joan Gordon-Webley, in reference
to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, was not "polite",
according to Opposition Leader Bruce Golding.
Mr. Goldmig said Friday that the comment was not in keep-
ing with the party's stance on respect for its opponents.
Responding to questions from journalists at a post Budget
Debate press conference at the JLP's headquarters at Belmont
Road, New Kingston, Mr. Golding said he would be discussing
the matter with Mrs. Gordon-Webley.
Her remarks, which came at a JLP meeting in Trelawny ear-
lier this week, prompted public condemnation and and apology
from the party' s general secretary. Karl Samuda. .
The, Opposition Leader said the apology tendered by Mr.
Samuda was the position of the party.
Mr. Golding however pointed out that the comment was
not Girst made b) Mrs. Gordon-Webley but was initiated by
ron -one in the audience.


2007 17

1pections this year a2ng:gs
an "Ole Higue"

II face prosecution

workplace and employers
should ensure that this need is
Expressing concerns over the
increase in workplace accidents
and injuries, Environmental
Health Adviser of the Pan Ameri-
can Health Organisation/World
Health Organisation (PAHO/
WHO) Dr. Teolifo Monteiro said
that PAHlOiWHO is currently
uh.ifluiii. a global plan for work-

ers which will be presented to
the World Health Assembly next
The plan which will outline
programmes and actions to be
taken for 2008 2017, will high-
light the need for Governments
worldwide to take action in
implementing and monitoring
programmes that will reduce the
cause of accidents at the work-

According to recent estimates
released by the International
Labour Organisation (ILOJ. at
workplaces globally there are 250
million accidents annually, 335,000
estimated injuries, 160 million
cases of illnesses and 1.1 million
deaths as a result of improper mea-
Guyana's Parliament passed
the OSH in 1999. It provides
for a major movement and trans-
formation of the Labour sector
which has a current workforce
of about 240.000.
During the award ceremony

several companies, indi-
viduals and schools re-
ceived awards for maintain-
ing active OSH committees
at their organizations. Sev-
eral individuals received
awards for their outstand-
ing contribution to OSH in
society while students
were awarded for their par-
ticipation in the national
OSH poster competition.
Awards were also pre-
sented to Peer Educators
and HRI/AIDS Focal Point
Persons in organizations.


The naked body of a woman alleged beaten to death by
villagers who daim she was an "e Higue" was found on
a parapet aback of Bare Root East Coast Demerara. earty
yesterday morning, blood oozing r-am her mouth.
-iiii say she is at fro m the ar
Soxel of nf-. rused Lsth ie scn e= i-.
when the greCTn.e :<. '-. w* a --. a e M
The 'CT leo 'ne the e ac> e :i aic-
residnas with thefor q e js
Ciose to w-tr e tae boA fct* d a u t.-e t. wlcn 2
woman lives with her habs. a-d -it ae that te --u
wee evidentao nthe . sskian.
It is believed ttha the wonan was. beaen ehe t &as .-
covered in the bouse and late du nd co te parep-
The police were unavailable for a comment yesterday.


1.' 4

& S

A ~ '' A-

By Mark Ramotar

OVERSEAS-based Guyanese
businessman, Mr. Romeo
Cipriani, has expressed opti-
mism that the snags he is cur-
rently experiencing in setting
up a major US$S500M oil refin-
ery at Crab Island in the
Berbice River, will be ironed
out shortly.
The project reportedly came
up against a hurdle at the level of
the Environmental Assessment
Board (EAB), and this has de-
layed the granting of an environ-
mental permit to the developer to
start work on the oil refinery here.
Speaking with this newspa-
per on Friday Mr. Cipriani said
the processes leading up to ac-
quiring the necessary permit, as
outlined in a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) signed
with the Government exactly a
year ago, was proceeding
smoothly but suddenly hit a snag
at the level of the EAB.
Cipriani said based on past
experiences with the EAB, it is
anticipated that someone in au-
thority will have to demand an ex-
planation for its inaction on such
a vital project to Guyana, one
which he said has the full back-
ing of President Bharrat Jagdeo
and Prime Minister Sam Hinds.
The Chronicle understands
that the Prime Minister will be
looking into the matter to see
what exactly is causing the de-

In April last year, the Gov-
ernment signed the MOU with
Crab Island Refinery Incorpo-
rated (CIRI), a company with
Cipriani as President. to set up
an oil refinery at Crab Island in
the Berbice River. which would
see an eventual investment of

The refinery is projected to
be built in stages with an initial
capacity of about 20.000 barrels
a day of crude, rising to 100,000
barrels a day by five years.
When the MOU was signed,
it was envisaged that construc-
tion could start within nine
months with eventual employ-
ment of 1,000 persons, and first
production could start within a
further 15 months.
The MOU memorialises the
representations of CIRI, the con-
cessions available in law which
CIRI will enjoy, and a commit-
ment from the Government to
make land available.
"There is a need for such a
refinery in Guyana. Energy is a
lifeline of any country and this
could be better if you have cheap
energy, reasonably priced en-
ergy," Mr. Cipriani told the Sun-
day Chronicle.
A Berbician, Cipriani is the
sponsor and developer of the
project and his financial partners
are Israelis based in the USA and
Americans as well. An engineer.
he comes from long years of in-

volvement in oil refineries and con-
"Guyana has still not hit the
jackpot, in terms of finding oil. The
misconception is sometimes that
you can't have a refinery if you
don't have crude. There are a lot
of places in the world with refin-
eries where crude doesn't exist" he
The refinery is slated to pur-
chase crude petroleum on the world
market and sell its products on the
world market.
Cipriani said he has been pur-
suing this project since 2003. arnd
the incurred development cost to
date is in excess of USS2M. ac-
quired primarily through the
company's equity investors.
The New York based business-
man noted that during this period.
he has travelled to Guyana on a
monthly basis and has been in con-
tinuous discussions with a number
of government agencies and offi-
These included the Office of
the Prime Minister (OPM). the
Guyana Office for Investment (Go-
Invest), the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency (EPA), the Guyana
Energy Authority (GEA). the
Guyana Lands and Surveys Com-
mission (GLSC), the Guyana
Maritime Administration
(MARAD) and the EAB.
According to a fact-sheet.
Cipriani provided to this newspa-
per. the application for an Environ-
mental Permit for the project was

submitted to the EPA since
Augu,; 18. 2005.
He said on September 16,
2005. be was informed that
an Environmental Impact As-
sessment .ELIA' was required.
Subsequently. a business
plan and proposal for the re-
finer' was submitted to the
EPA on January 13. 2006:
and on April 18. 2006. the
draft terms of reference were
submitted to the EPA and the
EAB for reviev-. and ap-
pro val.

MOL ,a s':g:.d m-'
Gov'ernininSt n a z Apr.. X-
fering the co7.2& a n' a s.-b--
stantial tax incen nve package
and state lands to facilitate
the project.
Cipriani said scoping
meeting on the project was
held at the Sheet Anchor Pri-
mary School in Berbice on
June 1: while sectoral agencies
meeting was held at the EPA
Boardroom on July 11.
The draft ESIA was
submitted to the EPA and
the EAB on July 25. and
notice published in the lo-
cal newspapers effeciang
the 60-da% s public review
period for the draft ESIA
was done on August S last
Ciprianm said the draft
ESIA was presented to the
public and all government

agenas and aakehtide at ie
Ocean View Contven.mcc- Czre-
on Octcter and t: he eR :
Anchor Prim-r' Schoo' :: Be-bce n Ontoe
On February 5 this ?e-ar.
Cipriani said comments were
received from the EA B via the
EPA but he pointed o t that
these should have been subiit-
ted to the EPA within 60 days

T. -A b MaS. t o .-ae.

H'a c .oL stheas n s ea- rn-
s he ai n-e. ::gui-anrs -e -

ta tie EAB. na.te ince e. in
not resoavin
He said he Fi-al En'-Tre-
mental ,---- ',.. i,-c. e- cte-
was submiue'd to the EPA mad
the LAB an Febuary 2r.
The businessman indicated
that the EAB was expected to
send its recommendations to the
EPA by March 30. but to date.
this has not been doe.-
Cipriani said be is reas ffor
the uround-breaiLinz cere-nonc
wh.,ich will iitiate he c,'e-
memzcment of4. ci i :A -
loi'e.d r'b he ocs-! -k -a :

line. die-el fuel. keroee e:

ant z .---
"The I :: .:. a, a

hau iie .s in L-- ,te BaIro.e
Rier in c-s:a;,h:g ft'
stage of a de-p -, r ba:r
the mouth 0o"f e Ee"'-sx S'TR
(the Berat'ce Ocer iafrr -' .r -
facilit 1, and ajcmntza* m 1iSit
it' of 2 Iargze eLf a 'id'.e -
oped Ilad c c K -E.t: .- risk
oxt oe CAa C.;> G-c hti
r.ce c-:ans;i. .:.< mti: it-a. 'ioa

:ruIgmr i t- 'vwu-r twibrt'ou' mi

"r- tpla:nt; r:
cr ,.m cr:r.:m si:, 3:11 thmr :,

rc. -e.s. so < as i
coa:auners. :c -7 '-i-v,
acr.. :be d:o.c IiiE:ii:e
t ert' e :re: s L' c,:,s.'-
ing plant's :e rpm e's. :-
peted aed ked .a:ent s ht-tai
crade petroleh : :- '- ." .I.'.'e..
for expor:.- Pnre- Ms:.::::
Hinds had s:.Aeid s.r:* '-
ter the MOU w is s:gr.ed s<:
"More particularly, the
Govesmenit. aotinre the often
expressed imed for the estab-
lis.hmaent of mew Fprt 'e."-
refineries in the Weltem
haem iser. ha. N-,in p,-.,-.-
iine this 2.area s sn to be eon-
sidered foa. ktactinsg ao e i'r -
lenmi refineries." the PTmi'
Iinister added.

PNCR deems release by some

executive members "unfortunate"

The Opposition People's Na-
tional Congress Reform has
described as unfortunate a
public statement by some
members of its Executive Com-
imittee as to their intention to
support a candidate to contest
the leadership position at the
party'-s upcoming Congress.
[Follomw in: 1, lO ICtext of a
press rc'lc;.c 1111n 1i I' PNCPR

"The Party notes the Press
Release from some members of
its Central Executive Committee
that they met with the Leader.
Chairman and General Secretary
and indicated their intention to
support a candid2:- to corles:
the position of Leader at -ih;
Party's forhcoming Congres. .
The PNCR s.i to reiem:e
thai the democratic process has a-I

wavs been alive within the Party and
all offices of the Party are subject to
elections at the Part's Congress. The
constitutional procedure is that party
' ot"u' dominate candidae-s for thevarn-
L, offe a1 h-e ?apy prpt'e time l-nd
*j:e fadeLa-is -, required to mdicazie
-.the r the' accep- nomu nation.
'Re-caer ciga:'.es o the Coanress
oe by secret bal]or jui Se candidates
ol tilir choice.

These constitutional rules
are well known to all mem-
bers of the Partm and this pro-
cess. which has not yet com-
mencecd for the upcoming
Congress., has been routinely
fo1iov'id throughout the
Part's exisencl .nMembers
and canjidaics are .lso free to
-*>is: Pan) groups .t express
the0 oPminions on o\.tnous is-

sues and this has always been
the practice, pcaicularia at ihn
time of Cong-ess. Th :-.s n-
of Leader" h:s -c- -e -
tested a! prc Ceu. U os>,
including in- .:ios:.t rcc." -,.:-
Biennial Coangess e : -
h is. thereto/ ;" n;.e .2: ..:-
mte tz but re.the -e-::
of this css, thicis z u -s s -n'. -
'sen to pubbie:cut i"s, senaii

an iniemaj'. Pa "l ~.- :. : .m: -"
staa'it' irjr' -a A :
nth-, th : .i's ret ..'w d x *-
in-ex. mo *i. r'. ", 's- c< :-- .-a"<. :---

This matter has air-ad .
been discussed bN the Centrv.
Executive Committec and
will be fully ventilated a; .
previously planned Retreat to
be held shortly."

*a '- $*'s.' '. ^ y

t p. -



18 SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 29. 2007

Tackling Afghanistan's opium problem

(BBC News) The lush fields
of Helmand's river valley
flash by from the vantage
point of an open back door of
a British military Chinook
transport helicopter.
But the greenery clinging to
the river banks is an oasis for
the farmers and the smugglers
who are producing more opium
poppies than ever this year, and
making more heroin for Britain
and Europe.
There is guerrilla war wag-
ing in the province, but there is
still plenty of time to harvest
the gum from the poppy bulbs
and set the traffickers in mo-
Britain has the lead in Af-

ghanistan for dealing with the
drugs problem liaising with the
government to bring the produc-
tion levels down.
But in the south it has
never been as bad in the next
few weeks Helmand province is
expected to harvest more pop-
pies than the rest of the coun-
try combined, making it the big-
gest opium producing area in the
Growing alternatives
The strategy is persuading
farmers to grow something else,
by improving markets, suggest-
ing new crops, bringing eco-
nomic growth and development
- roads and markets.
Eradication is being used as

a consequence to increase the
risk to farmers of losing their
annual crop, while helping them
switch to growing alternatives.
In the eastern province of
Nangahar, Massoud Azizi has
responsibility for counter nar-
He joined in the eradication
of one small poppy plot on
poor land, swinging his wooden
stick alongside the policemen
and members of the eradication
force, chopping the bulging
poppy pods clean off their
But again it has not
worked after two years of
record decline in poppies in this
province, the wheat has again

been replaced and the opium is
"We have cleared many
more fields than last year," he
said. "but there has been an in-
"It will take time," said the
outgoing British Ambassador to
Kabul, Stephen Evens.
"I think the policy is right
but it is not something that is
going to deliver this year or next
"Ten or 25 years to have a
serious impact on narcotics pro-
duction and trafficking here, I
think that would be realistic."
Legalise it
The models of places like
Thailand also suggest it will take

many years, but the interna-
tional community wants instant
gratification. and the pressure is
on Britain to come up with a
better plan. as each harvest

to the House of Commons and
even made a case directly to
Tony Blair.
"This is a pilot scheme, on
a limited basis, to license the

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breaks a new production record.
The Americans want to use
aerial spraying to destroy the
fields, but the British view is
that could drive thousands of
angry farmers to join the insur-
The British military work-
ing under the Nato-led Interna-
tional Security Assistance Force
(ISAF) make it clear to local
people. "We are not here to de-
stroy your poppy crops," their
radio propaganda broadcasts
and leaflets say.
They know that the
counter-insurgency strategy of
winning hearts and minds relies
on turning a blind eye to the
way most people in Helmand
make a living.
The lack of success so far
has also given life to another
argument legalise and li-
cense the poppies and turn
them into medicines rather
than heroin.
It is an idea being pushed
by the Senlis Council, a non-
governmental organisation work-
ing in southern Afghanistan.
Mixed messages
The Tory MP Tobias
Ellwood has taken their views

cultivation of poppies into co-
deine and morphine," he said.
"This would be a way to
win over the hearts and minds
of farmers and will deny the ter-
rorists the money they're get-
ting for sale of heroin and
opium. It will also help create a
market so they can be moved
onto other products as well."
But British ambassador
Stephen Evans disagrees: "It
won't work. It's not the silver
bullet and there are a lot of rea-
sons why it's not the silver bul-
let. The economics are all wrong
for a start.
"You can't regulate in an en-
vironment where security is un-
certain where judicial and legal
processes aren't really work-
And it does not look like
that is going to change in
Helmand any time soon.
The British government
may want to desperately re-
duce opium production, but
the British military the
only ones with the access to
the biggest producing areas -
are not interested. It is all
sending a very mixed mes-
sage to Afghan farmers.

Sri Lanka rebels

in new air raid

(BBC News) -Tamil Tiger rebels have carried out an air
raid on targets in Sri Lanka's capital. Colombo.
Tho fuel facdities were bombed in what the rebels said was
in response to an army strike on their positions.
One gas storage depot was set ablaze, officials said. It is
not clear if there were any casualties.
Government troops responded by firing anti-aircraft guns
and cutting power to Colombo, its airport and an adjoining army
ba e.
The public has been warned to be on guard after the Tigers
unveiled their own "air force" with two deadly aerial bombings
in the space of a month.
Anti-aircraft fire
Tiger military spokesman Rasiah llanthirayan said that two
squadrons of what he called the Tamil Eelam air force took part
in the raid late at night.
He said two fuel facilities were bombed, and that the pilots
returned safely after the mission.
The authorities said one gas storage facility was set ablaze
in the raid, but the fire was quickly brought under control.
A state petroleum building was also hit. However the ex-
tent of the damage was not immediately known.
A Sri Lankan government minister later described the
raid as failure.


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Channel 6

05:00 h Inspiration time
06:00 h News today (Replay)
06:30 h Death and In-
07:00 h Documentary
08:00 h- Cartoons
08:30 h Guyana Cook Up
09:30 h Loli & Pop Puppet
09:35 h Cartoons
10:00 h- Movie
12:00 h Death and In*

12:15 h-Voice of the People
13:00 h VOP Live
15:00h- Documentary
16:00 h Slingers Hits from the
17:00 h Greetings
17:30 h Interlude
18:00 h Death and In
20:30 h Focus on GRA
21:00 h- Voice of the People
21:30h Deaths and In
Memoriam -
22:30 h Viewers Choice:


For Sunday, April 29, 2007 14:30h
For Monday, April 30, 2007 14:30h
For Tuesday, May 01, 2007 14:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1"2hrs


Inhian Movie
01:30 h English Movie
03:00 h English Movie

Channel 9

05:50 h Death
Announcements & In
06:00 h Gospel Music
06:30 h Prime News R/B
07:00 h New Beginnings
07:30 h- Gospel Music
08:00 h Look What God is
08:30 h Talent Exclusive
10:00 h- Cartoons
11:00 h Guinness Happy
12:00 h- Death Announcement
& In Memoriam
12:10 h Lion Heart Musical
13:00 h Greetings
13:05 h- Jamrock
14:00 h Ruff Kut IFTV
15:00 h Music Videos
16:00 h In Da Mix
17:00 h Greetings
17:05 h Nice & Spicy
18:00 h House Party
1830 h It's a Gospel Thing
19:30 h Prime News Week in
20:00 h Revival of Family

20:30 h New Life Ministries
21:00 h Death Announcement
& In Memoriam
21:10 h Dalgety's Africa
23:00 h Sign Off

Channel 18

05:00 h- Sign On
05:10 h- Meditation
05:30 h- Quran This Morning
06:00h- R. Gossai General Store
presents Hanuman Bhajans
06:45 h- Ma Ki amrit Shakti
07:00h- Teaching of Islam
07:30 h- C. Dookie & Sons
presents Hanuman Bhajans
07:45 h Annandale Kali devi
Shakti Mandir
08:00 h Deaths
Announcement & In Memoriam
08:05 h- Children Movie
10:00 h- DVD Movie
12:00 h Deaths
Announcements & In
13:00 h- John Fernandes
Insurance Presents 'National
14:00 h- NTN VH 1 Music
15:00 h- Western Classic
17:00 h- Moto GP
18:00 h- Birthday Greetings/
Announcement & InMemoriam

Turn off or unplug where feasible, all lights/appliances when not in
, ; ..J "use.

Message from GEA/CEIS
Gasolene Diesel Kero
ESSO 186.60 163.60 136.00
GUYOIL 175.50 163.00 133.00
SOL 186.60 163.60 140.00
CHEVRON 187.07 164.40 136.00
Average price displayed at the pump April 28, 2007.

19:00 h- Chitrahaar
19:30 h- NTN Indian Musical
20:00 h- DVD Movie
23:00 h Western Classic
00:30 h- Sign Off

Channel 2

05:55 h Inspirational
05:55 h Daily Word
06:00 h- Morning Devotional
07:00 h Three Angels
Broadcasting Network
08:00 h- Gideon Ministry
08:30 h- Three angels
Broadcasting Network

Stimng up another
person's anger
produces strife.
Pursue peace with
Proverbs 30-33:
Romans 12:18.

18:00 h- Nazarene Digest
18:30 h- Music Break
19:00 h- Apostolic Voice
20:00 h- Culture Talk
21:00 h Jazz Music Hour
22:00 h- Movie
00:00 h- Sign Off

Channel 46

08:00h Fashion TV
08:30 h- Sanford & Son
09:00 h- Football
12:00 h- Discovery Health
13:00 h- Movie
15:00 h- Sports
17:30 h- Movie
19:00 h Fashion TV
20:00 h Khans Family time
20:30 h- Movies

My words are effective-
when I become an N
M example. In order to0
make my word
Effective, I need to
.> practice them in my ,
own life.
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w*l i n I, ,^ 1 6 I:30:20:30 hrs
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We' Care







Management of Thyroid Lumps
Monday April 30, 2007
Dr. T. Abraham
General Surgeon
Canadian Association of General Surgeons

Eye Clinic Waiting Area,
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

1 CME Credit will be awarded

Dr. Madan Rambaran.
.Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

Region Area/Venue Day/Date/Time

5 Bath S/ment Primary Wed / May 2 / 5:00 pm
3 Vreed-en-Hoop Sec. School Thu / May 3 / 5:00 pm
5 Bygeval Secondary Tue / May 8 / 5:00 pm
3 Leonora Primary Wed / May 9 / 5:00 pm
10 Linmine Constabulary Hall Thu / May 10 / 5:00 pm
1 North West Secondary Sat / May 12 /10:00 am
4 Diamond Community Centre Wed /May16 /5:OOpm
6 Corriverton Civic Centre Thu / May 17 / 5:00 pm
2 Anna Regina Multilateral Sat/May 19 / 1:30 pm
3 Greenwich Park Primary Tue / May 22 I 5:00 pm
Enterprise frl- --y E.C.D Wed/ M,' 5:00 pm
6 Berbice High School Thu / May 24 / 4:30 pm
7 St. John's Baptist Primary Bartica Sun / May 27 / 2:00 pm
4 Ocean View Conf. Centre Tue / May 29 / 5:00 pm
6 Port Mourant complex Wed / May 30 14:30 pm

For further information please call the reform secretariat on
Tel: 231-7290 or 225-2794
By Order of Reform Project Cqordinator ,.g,

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Dear Stockholders,

I am pleased to advise that your Bank achieved a prot after tax of $749 million for the six
months ended March 31, 2007. This outstanding pformance represents an improvement
of 45% over that achieved for the comparable period in fiscal 2006.

As a result of this improved performance your Directors have approved an interim dividend
payment of $0.65 per share, 62.5% more.than the intern dividend of $0.40 per share paid
last year. This dividend will be paid to all shareholders on the register as at May 18,2007.

Your Directors remain confident that, once the economic, social and political climate remains
stable, the Bank's performance during the latter half of the fiscal year will continue at a
satisfactory level.

David Dulal-Whiteway




Interest Income
Interest Expenses

Net Interest Income
Other Income

Net Interest Income and Other Income
Loan Impairment Expense/(Recovery)
Non-Interest Expenses

Net Profit before Taxation
Taxation '

Net Profit after Taxation

Earnings per share ($)

Average number of shares

DMdend per share based on
the results of the period ($)









787 577 1,519 1,251 2,668
367 339 787 678 1,336

1,134 916 2,306 1,929 4,004
(140) (38) (186) 25
670 547 1,250 1,107 2,321

604 407 1,222 822 1,658
239 153 473 304 625

_ 365 254 749 518 1,033

122 0.85 2.50 1.73 344

300 300 300 300 300

0.65 0.40 1,40


Expressed In Millions of Guyana Dollars

AT 31-MAR-07

Cash Resources
Available-for-sale investment securities
Loans and advances
Other assets
Premises and equipment


Due to banks
Net pension liability
Other liabilities

Stated Capital
Statutory reserve
General banking risk reserve (see note 4)
Other Reserve
Retained earnings



AT 31-MAR-06


AT 30-SEPT-06


62,540 58,650 60,079
110 194 84
136 136 136
2,500 1,176 1,472
65,286 60,156 61,771

300 300 300

300 300 300
413 82 50
56 67 57
3,931 3,418 3,845
5,000 4,167 4,552

70,286 64,323 66,323

Expressed In Millions of Guyana Dollars


Operating Activities
Net Income before taxation
Adjustments for non-cash items
(Increase) In mandatory deposit with Bank of Guyana
(Increase) In loans and advances
Increase In deposits
(Increase) / decrease in other assets
Increase in other liabilities
Cash generated from operations-
Taxes paid
Net cash flows from operating activities

Investing activities
Net increase in'available-for-sale investment
(Increase) / decrease in assets classified as held for sale
Purchase of premises and equipment
Proceeds from the disposal of premises and equipment
Net cash flows from Investing activities

Financing activities
Dividends paid
Cash flows from financing activities

Net Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period are represented b

Casn and balances with Banks
Due 'rom RBL group companies
Cheques and other teams in transit


AT 31-MAR-06



(3,967) (1,752) (1,524)
(61) 49 128
(40) (30) (241)
9 10
(4,088) (1,724) (1,627)

(300) (240) (360)
(300) (240) (360)

(2,474) 2,090 3,656
6,865 3,209 3,209
4,391 5,299 6,885


1333 4,851 6,612
81 196 27
377 252 226
;91 5,299 6,865

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Expmsed i Minions of Guyana Dollars






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SUNDAY CHBONIClAprl29, 2007 21


ExpB mdin hMI o Guya m Dolar

Six eehs iId Mar ch31,2007

Balance a at October 01,2006
Revaluation of evallable-for-sale Investments
Total Income and expense recognled directly n equity
Net profit for the period
Transfer to general banking risk reserve
Balances art March 31, 2007



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- 363 -






Six months ended March 31,2006

Balance as at October 01, 2005
Revaluation of available-for-sale investments
Total Income and expense recognized directly In equity
Net profit for the period
Transfer from general banking risk reserve
Balance as at March 31,2006

Year ended September 302006

Balance s at October 01,2005
Realised gains transferred to net profit
Revaluation of avallable-for-sale Investments
Total Income and expense recognized directly in equity
Net profit for the period
Transfer from general banking risk reserve
Balance as at September 30,2006


300 300 99 131 3,123 3,953
- -(64) (64)
- (64) (64)
- 518 518
- (17) 17 -
- (240) (240)
300 300 82 67 3,418 4,167

300 300 99 131 3,123 3,953
- (3) (3)
- -- -- (71) (71)
- -- (74) (74)
- 1,033 1,033
- (49) 49 -
- -. (360) --(360)
3D 300 50 57 3,45 4,552



Expressed In Millions of Guyana Dollars

1. Basis of preparation

This Interim financial report for the half year ended March 31, 2007 has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34,
'Interim financial reporting' and should be used in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2006.

2. Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies and methods of computation used in this financial report are the same as those used in the 11inancial statements for thel
year ended September 30, 2006.

3. Capital commitments

Contracts for outstanding capital expenditure not provided for in the financial statements

Other capital expenditure authorised by the Directors but not yet contracted for

31-Mar-07 31-Mar-06 30-Sep-06

157 40 161

1,319 614 493

4. General banking risk reserve

With effect from the current financial year, fiscal 2007, the RiL Group's Internal policy on provisioning stipulates a mandatory 100% coverage of the
total non-performing loans. Any difference between this provision and the Impairment provision determined under International Financial Reporting
Standards Is apportioned out of Retained Earnings to the General Banking Risk Reserve in accordance with the Bank's accounting policies.

5. Segment Reporting

Managemientconsiders Its banking operations to be a single business unit. All business is done in Guyana except for certain investment activities.

Six months ended 31-Mar-07

Outside of
Guyana Guyana

Market value of Investment securities
Income from investment securities

Six months ended 31-Mar-06

Market value of Investment securities
Income from Investment securities

Year ended 30-Sept-06

Market value of investment securities
Income from investment securities





3,649 35,689
120 873


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R. iaid ptin

Parties are considered to be related f one party has the aMilty to control the oher party or exas si flcaMt IMuence
oer the other party hn makng financial or operating decions. A number o baerng tranactons are entered Into with
related parties in the normal course of business.


31-m47 314-OS 3-Sep-OS

Loean, a Mean u aer assets
Fellow subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

No Impainnrment losses have been recorded against these balances

Deposits and other lablimas
Fellow subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

Intaerestnd otherincoe
Fellow subsidiaries
Other related parties

Interest and other expense
Fellow ubsidiaoies
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

262 152 159
80 49 49
51 49 48
535 794 1,006
928 1044 1,262

1 1 2
5 9 17
20 11 23
26 21 42

27 13 56
1 2
1 1 6
6 9 13
35 23 77

Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for playing, directing and controlng
the activities of the Bank.

Key mnigennt compensaton
Short term benefits

21 22 49

7. Taxation

Taxation recognized sl based on the best estimate of the effective annual corporate tax rate expected for the current

. Contingent llablilties

a) Litigation

As at March 31, 2007, there were certain legal proceedings outstanding against the Bank. No provision has been
made as professional advice indicates that It is unlikely that any significant loss will arise or that it would be
premature at this stage of the actions to determine that eventuality.

b) CustomerE' liability under acc ptaces, guarantees, indemnities and letters of credit

These represent the Bank's potential liabill't, ty which there are equal and offsetting claims against Its customer
in the event of a call on tiese commitments.

31-Mar-07 31-Mar-06 30-Sep-06

Guarantees and Indemnities
Letters of credit

Sectoral Information

Corporate and commercial

41 104 125
1,166 1,029 1,110
173 454 293
1,380 1,587 1,528

82 125 80
1,212 1,234 1,316
76 218 122
10 10 10
1,380 1,587 1,528

9. Interest of director and executives end of their associates

Of these categories, the following persons held shares in the company, all of which were held beneficially:

As at 31-Mar-07

Mr. John Carpenter
Mr. Roy E. Cheong
Mrs. Yolande M. Foe

As at 31-Mar-06

Mr Roy E. Cheong
Mrs. Yolande M. Foo

As at 30-Sept-06

M. John Carpenter
Mr. Rsy E Cheong
rs, Voiande Foo

87,000 shares (75,000 held by self and 12,000 by an associate)
315,000 shares (held jointly with associates)

87,000 shares (75,000 held by self and 12,000 by an associate)
315,000 shares (held jointly with associates)

150,000 shams
87,000 shares (75,000 held by self and 12,000 by an associate)
315,000 shares (held jointly with associates)

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22.5--175 FMa: 22-0(6H
or comie. aJto tus aiL
FLuzia Avenuif
- EDUCAONAL -3Bel Air Park
AUTO SALES G eoi.etown.

ONE complete Banga Mary
fishing boat, 40 Hp engine. Call
ONE complete 38 ft.
boat $1.5M, one Mitsubishi
Canter $1M. Call 275-
1-DRIFT SEINE boat, 40
ft with ice box, 2yrs old.
$360,000, neg. Tel: 226-5125
/ 276-3245.
BOAT for sale (almost new)
- 58 ft. x 16 ft. sloop. Built
from mora frame, green heart
hull, commissioned and built
in Pomeroon. Powered by 225
Hp Perking Sabre (low hours).
Hf Icom Marine SSB, VHS
fixed and hand held. Low
range 12 ins Gps. All in
immaculate condition.
Registered boat. Ready to go.
Price $22 million. O.N.O.
Phone 609-4810.

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, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana. __
FOR sale entire furniture
work shop inc. Machinery and
existing contracts. Price to sell
immediately. Owner leaving.
Call 256-3538, 622-4760, for
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 nail 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. Al"o Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
NAYELLI School of
Cosmetology is now offering a
special 3 months Cosmetology
package. Also evening classes
in Acrylic Nails, Air Brush and
basis Haircutting. Special
courses in Barbering starting
Sunday, May 6. Time 10 am
to 1 pm. Tel. 226-2124 or visit
at 24 New Market Street, North
C/burg. Limited space

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kerstng'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. 220-262.

SINGH'S Auto Rental- For
:ie best atles in Guyana fully
iuto. r-at-c. air-co dito.ied and
,_ D iayer. in a:: \k hicles Tel
DOLLY'S Auto Rentail -
272 Bissessar Avenue Prasiaad
Nagar Georgetown. 'Ae accept
Master. Visa and Ameri,:=an
Express Cards. Phone 225-
7126 226-3693. Ernaid

SEWING done at Kitty Home
Studio. Any type of costume,
clothing, altering. Contact
Sunita 231-7626, 227-6335
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548, 610-4105.
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price in
Kitty and around G/town. Lot
45 Garnette Street, C/ville. ( 2
houses away from Sheriff St.).
Call Sharon 649-2358.

CALL 226-9448.
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. ____


57 Upper Robb St. Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana.
(Between Oronoque &
Albert Streets. Next. to Jialing)
Tel 225-1540, 622-8308

Now Registering students.
for Local and Canadian
Computer Certificate /
Diploma Courses.

Computerised Accounting.
Computer Repairs.
Networking. Microsoft Office.

FREE computer courses,
Maths & English, 4 hours per
week, Registration fee $1 000,
target group Youths 16 23
years that are underprivileged.
Friendship Youth Development
Centre, 10- 11 Mc Doom Public
Road, East Bank Demerara.
Phone 233-0617, 233-0654.
NOW registering for adult
Certificate & Diploma courses in
French, Spanish, Portuguese
and englishh 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,
PO,. OA and Information
Technology. Monthly fee $1
500 per subject. Tel. #'s 227-
7627, 615-8916, 615-8919.
for an International University
Degree in Business
Management, Travel Tourism
and Hospitality or Marketina
Management from The
Association of Business
Executive (ABE) London.
LEVEL BSusiess. Accclming
Qu ,'ntitatie Methods Business
Com m unication. , ,
managementlt. and-"
classes commence on 'a\
:007 for -exams in December
20C-7 Daily. Evening and Week
end classes. REGISTER
TODAY! 262 Thomas Street,
Worth Cumnmingsburg, Gftown.
Tel. 223- 7210, 225 5474 225
- 2397

now $500 each. Call Michelle
- 227-7342, 222-3263.
REAL Estate Training. Enrol
for Real Estate Training. Email:
PRACTICAL Electronic
course beginning 21" May. Call
Abdul's Electronic Servicing.
349 East Street. Tel. 225-0391
or 226-6551.
DESPAT'S Creative Craft -
Enrol now for courses in Cookery,
Cake Decoration, Fabric
Designs, Floral Arrangement and
more. Call Miss Pat on 227-0646
or 645-7758.

SALE! Novels/story books,
etc. Also rent and X-change. Call
Juliette's Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

Motoring 248 Forshaw and
Oronoque Sts. "You train to
Pass". 227-1063 226-7874,
6 4 4 7 2 1 1 .
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,


Scarpotic itch, ulcer, pain,
cholesterol, pressure, impotent,
gall stone, hermiod colon. 220-
7342, 609-1308.

Indera Singh Massage. If
you need a balance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology. Cell
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
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.

THE General Puolic hereby
notified that RUDOLPH
ANTHONY of Lot 9 Pouderoyen.
WBD is applvinma for a yearly
Dance Licence. Annyone knowing
any reasons wh.v the said
Licence should not be granted
should contact the nearest
Police Station.

FOR a friend indeed
mature in his thoughts thinking.
Call 654-5939.

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
LOOKING for friends,
companions? Call the Junior,
Senior, Singles, Dating Service
18 80 yrs. Immediate link upon
registration. Tel. 223-8237, 048-
6098. Mon. Fri. 8:30 am -.5
pm, Sat. 10 am 4pm (both
phones same time).

SEAMSTRESS for best in
swing, repairs, covered buttons
situated lot 8 New Market St. Call
# 654-3233.

SPIRITUAL help -from
Suriname for sickness,
problems, evil etc. Tel. 220-
0708, 612-6417.
POLAR SHIFT study polar
shift on the net and know what's
happening with your world.
Focus on the preparedness and
not on the past. Michael Jupiter
- 642-4926.

REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone # 266-2171.
NAIL Services by
appointment. Don't waste time
waiting at a salon. Call Michelle
- 22T-7342, 613-4005.
DO you need someone to
cook & clean for you (5) days a
week from 7.30 am to 4 pm? Te.
664-6661 anytime!
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-



CALL 233-2495-6

Or visit: awww.habiLneBl

TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call Ryan # 650-
2017/ 265-2634.
.HEAVENLY Sunlight
Daycare & Playgroup Centre. 28
Creen St.. Newburg. G/town. Tel.
227-0087 (W), 227-7291 (H). 7
am 5pm
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbin
and oaintina Contact Mohamed
on 233-0501 667-6644.
SERVICING and repairing
of ali types of pressure washer,
outboard enalne. chainsaw,
brush cutter, lwn mower, water
"unos. etc Tel 627-7835. 266-
FOR low cost air conditioner,
refri erator. microwave, freezers,
drain and water coolers, water
heater and washing machine
repairs and servicing. Call 231-
3547. 225--822 624-0004.

LOW cost typing services
available within hours. Contact
Temika 647-1857, 233-0212.
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.

Skilled WVorkers. Business
Class. Students Refugees.
Work Permits' .
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused Cases .
Visitor's Visas

57 Upper Robb and
Ornnoque Ss.. Bourda.
Tel. 225-1 540,. 622-8308
Canada: 41(431-845
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EBD __
BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
TYPIST/Secretary must be
well spoken. Mentore/Singh
Realty 225-1017.
DRIVER/Canter Driver.
Apply in person to P. Ramroop
& ons, 23 Fort St.
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ville. 226-7576------
experienced Cook and Pastry
Maker, one Domestic person.
Call 231-6355.
OFFICE Assistant, CXC
English and Mathematics 1 to
3. D Lama Ave., Bel Air Park.
225-4492, 225-9404.
Sewing Machine Operator
& Drafter/Cutter. D Lama Ave.,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492, 225-
FOR Porters, Salesgirls,
boys & security guards. Apply
Avinash Complex, Water Street.
Call 226-3361, 227-7829.
SEWING machine
Operators, drafter/cutter, porters,
mechanics & gardener. D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park 225-
4492, 225-94D4.
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
in Kwakwani, Logging Camp.
CXC Accounts or 3 years Book-
keeping experience. Tel. 623-
9889 or 225-2471
trained and experienced
Teachers age 25 and over to work
on the ECD, EBD and WBD. Tel.
# 265-3996, 220-0538 & 629-
DRIVER. Must have truck.
van, tractor & lorry Licence 3
yrs. experience Apply to Lens -
Sheriff & Fourth Sts.. C/ville with
written application and 2
VACANCY exists for
Marketing Representatives to
work in the fields. Applicants from
all across Guyana are welcome.
Salary is attractive. Tel. 225-

VACANCY exists -
experienced Graphic
Designer, experienced
Computer Operator. Corporate
Advocates, 137 A Duncan
Street, Bel Air Park. Tel. # 223-
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
DRIVER, Salesman and
Porters. Apply with written
application and reference to
the Manager of Sol Gas
Distribution, 9 Dowding St.,
Kitty, Georgetown, between
the hrs of 8 am and 4 pm,
Monday to Saturday. Tel No.
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.
MANAGER for small
factory Degree or Diploma
in Mechanical Engineering.
Experience: three (3) years.
Benefits include: Medical.
company car. Apply to:
Friendship Oxygen Limited 30
Friendship, EBD. P.O. Box
10676, G/town, Guyana.
FEMALE Clerical
Assistants, also one Computer
Typist. Apply in person, with
written application in your own
handwriting requirements
Math & English, Horse Shoe
Racing Service. 6/7
Commerce & Longden Sts.,
between 1:30 pm and 4 pm.
professionals, Managers,
Supervisors, Sales Reps.,
Sales girls and boys, Counter
Helpers, Cashiers, Drivers (6)
Porters (55) Cleaners (35)
skilled and unskilled workers
helpers, pump and wash boy.
attendants, Office Assistapts.
Clerks, Receptionist
Secretaries, Computer
Operator, etc. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-
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-
invited from suitably qualified'
persons for the vacant
positions of: Security Guards -
must be able-bodies, Billing
& Delivery Clerks (between the
ages of 27 and 35 years). Sales
staff (preferably male).
Requirements: Applicants
must have a sound secondary
background and previous
experience will be an asset.
Apply in person with
application 2
recommendations (one of
which must be from the last
place of employment) and a
valid Police Clearance to: The
Managing Director, United
Investment Trading Co. Ltd.
200 Camp Street.
the following positions:
secondary education.
Experience in retailing of
Electrical and electronic home
appliances. SALESCLERK
Must have secondary
education. Experience in
retailing General House
wares RETAIL
secondary education.
CASHIER Must have
secondary education.
Experience in retail cashiering
Wages as to level of position.
Incentives and benefits.
Please address all
applicants to Manager
Household Plus 131 Regent
and Cummings Sts.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 29, 2007 23

Office assistants. CXC
English and Mathematics 1 to
3. D Lama Avenue, Bel Air
Park. 225-4492/225-9404 "
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person
with written application to
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Streets,

51 Seaforth St, Civille

W0 sawety mesb

Call: Sharnie Shaw

225-2598, 841-0784

GREIA Land at Grove,
EBD $1.5M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Versailles, WBD,
house lot $7M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Soesdyke 54.4
acres $75M. Tel. 225-4398,

HAPPY Acres 50'x 100'
$10M, La Ressouvenir 95' x
116' $35M. Call 621-9785.
GREIA Enmore, ECD -
5 acres from main road $27M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
2 % acres of prime
residential land, close to
Caricom Headquarters. Price -
US$550 000. Call 612-9785.
GREIA land in Canal No.
2 Older, good for farming/
poultry, etc. Price $6M. Tel.
25-4398, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA 150 acres of rice
Coast. Price $60M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA land at Soesdyke,
24 acres good for sand pit
operation $40M neg. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA land at
Friendship, EBD with srall
cottage 45 x 200, from road
to river. Price $5M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
4.95 acres transported land
includes both Leeward and
Windward. More information
tele 333-3717.
TOWN. LAND- 125' X 60'
CALL: 664-1000
46 ACRES of leased land
for farm or resort. Bordered by
.the Linden Highway and the
Kuru Kuru Creek. Please call
227-3767 after work for more
NEW Road Vreed-en-
Hoop WCD, Guysuco Gardens,
Pouderoyen WBD 50 x 300,
Diamond Grove WBD 50
acres land Morashe EBE. Tel.
GREIA 130 acres of
prime land on Linden Highway
o Demerara River with 4 000
bearing cocoa trees. Price -
$50M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
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 254-0307

WATER front, business
residence, low and high in
come, farm pure acreage for
housing projects, etc. We also
have proven mining properties
to lease or sell. Call Future
Horim- R- y. 6A for Jerry -
227-4040, 871-6246.

GREIA large plot of land
for sale in Lamaha Gardens.
Price $20M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
HISTORY in Guyana. River
side land at $7M dollar. Only 3
remainingn at Good Hope. Live
on the ege of the water. Phone
Indal 225-5198, 225-2626,
225-3068, 618-4716.
TWO house lots at Meadow
CANAAN 80 acres of transported
developed land with man made
lake (850' x 380' x8') 12,000 of
canals (28' x 7') bond (75' x 44')
and one concrete house.
Property can be sold in blocks
or parcels of ten 910) acres -
$3.2M per acre. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.
Ruqhas Real Estate. Tel.

Providence river front 15
acres, Friendship river front -
$10M $30M $36M, Timehri -
river front $25M 98M Land
of Canaan US$ .5M Foulis,
Melanie New Road $3.5M.
Parika, Esseguibo $600 00d
Bagotville -$5M,10M, Meadow
Bank, Demerara River 10
acres, Highway 10, 48, 27 and
116 acres, Atlantic Gds $7.5M,
South Rd. $12M neg. Chateau
Margo, ECD (5,445 sq. ft.) $2M,
Upper Demerara, river front -
195266, 600 acres East Bank
River front $10M $15M &
$36M, Friendship 10, 20 & 40
acres -US$750 $3M (per acre).

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-
227-2995. KITTY.
ONE 2-bedroom apt. to rent
in Queenstown. Price $60 000

BEDROOM apartments for
overseas visitors long or short
term. Call 222-6510, 623-3404
ROOMS AND apartments to
let from US $20, US $90
daily.Call: 227-3336' or 227-
2199 ___________
BUSINESS space centrally
located in Georgetown. CaN
225-7131, 621-2601.
1 3-BEDROOM upper flat in
Queenstown $50 000. 227-
0571, 667-2390.
PHONE 225-9944.
KITTY, Campbeilville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthly. fel 663-6338.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly. Tel. #-613-2647.
FULLY furnished apartment
available immediately. Please
call telephone No. 642-0641.
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a daily/nightly basis
from $4 00 daily. Call 227-
bedroom upper flat on
storage bond. One business
place. 233-6160.
A HOME away from home -
one fully grilled and furnished
apt. for overseas guests. Call 226-
9448. _______
ONE three-bedroom
apartment furnished with
telephone working, hot and cold
water in Wortmanville area. Tel.
227-7830_or 629-5946.
bedroom top flat with one self-
contained bedroom and all
conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.
3-BEDROOM an=''--
fully *.-- .., ,
., ,-,isned in (Craig St..
Campbellville for overseas
uest. Short term. Call Tel. 227-
7830, 629-5946..
EXISTING restaurant $160
000 per month or business space
- $130 000 per month. Located
at the comers of Cummings &
Sixth Streets. Tel. 225-4709.

7504, 218-0392, 218-4635.
NEW 2-bedroom house.
fully furnished with all
conveniences East Bank
Demerara. For overseas guest-
Call 218-3827, 640-4855 or 618-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
D 00/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776
NICE 3 bedroom furnished
Atlantic Gdns. $70 000 3
bedroom unfurnished Eccles -
$60 000 neg. Ganesh. Tel. #
ONE fully furnished house
with garage, centrally located.
Tel. 226-7380, 613-4082.
CALL 263-5338.
ONE two bedroom grilled
bottom flat self contained car
sace available. Phone 233--
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
oor or any type of businesses.
Gardens US$2 000 New
Haven US$2 000. Call 225-
5198, 225-2626, 681-0473..
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
and cold, self contained, etc.
Tel. 628-6855
ONE bedroom apt. to rent
working couple $25 000 per
month. Phone 226-1238
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
17:00 HRS.)
89 ft by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
overseas guest, long term,
Garnett St., C/ville. Contact Ms
Dee 223-1061, 622-2277.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
ROOMS and apts. to rent -
23 Cactus St., West Ruimveldt,
business area Street with Fire
Station. Ask Cayaman or Bora
C/VILLE semi-furnished
apts. for overseas visitors.
Starting from US$15 per night.
Call Anand 622-2118, anytime,
OFFICE space at "Orealla
Business Centre" on Church
Street buildingn before Go-
Invest). Contact Sandra 226-
3284, 616-8280.
bedroom top flat with all
conveniences. K.S.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas

itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furnum. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent, short
term or long term. Alexander
Villa e. Call 226-9046 or 668-
Sukhai St., Better Hope, Housing
Scheme ECD. Contact A.M-M.
Khan. Tel. 220-3067, cell 616-
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
9uest. short term. Call Tel. 227-
830, 629-5946..
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette.
barber shon i* --.
......n,,t care, salon,
- etc. V/hoop. Call 225-7073, 225-
US $900 monthly, utility bills
inclusive. Call: 227-2199 or 227-
1-UPPER FLAT 2-bedroom
.21 Hague Jib, WCD- toilet and
bath $20,000. Call: 226-51256.

ROOMS AND apartment to
rent on o long term basis from
sixty thousand monthly- utility
bills inclusive. Call: 227-03336
or 231-4110
three bedroom upper flat.
Phone, air condition, overseas
visitors. Short or long term.
Phone 226-8629. 684-6730.
FURNISHED three bedroom
top ft to rent. 80 Albert &
Laluni Streets. Queenstown,
opposite Nimbus. Tel. 226-
bedroom fully furnished, upper
flat apartment. Secured, AC
telephone, parking, fhot and
cold. Call 613-600T. 226-1457
ONE bottom flat apartment
to rent electricity and water,
toilet and bath inside. Situate
at Mon Repos, ECD $20 000.
Tel. 220-0571, 619-2351.
ONE-BEDROOM and two-
bedroom apartments in Republic
Park with AC, stove, fridge and
hot and cold water. TeF 623-
3921 or 233-6895 or 233-6894.
.ONE four bedroom fully
furn. House in residential area
four AC', four balc onies,
telephone etc.Nandy Park -
US$1500. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314.
ONE three bedroom unfurl.
House on Main St., New
Amsterdam, basic utilities
Wills Realty, contact Nata'sha
233-1109._ ...
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living rooms,
3 washrooms, parking, Ig yard
space @US$1 00, others
furnished and unfurnished. Call
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:
LUXURIOUS apartment for
overseas visitors, close to Sheriff
St. Fully furnished with AC, hot
& cold bath etc. Transportation
available. Call 226-8990, 615-
ATLANTIC Gds.. Railway
Embankment. 2-bedroom, toilet
& bath, bottom flat. parking lot,
large ard space. Price neg. Tel:
220-7879, 610-4560.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle, Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 ne. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021.Cell 624-6527.
PERE Street, Kitt available
from June 1, 2007. 2-storey, 4-
bedroom house by itself, semi-
furnished with garage US$600
neg. Call 225-7883, 661-2129.
TWO (2) one-bedroom
apartment in Kitty, G/T fully
furnished AC, hot and cold
water, grilled meshed guards
09-7766, 225-8427.
BUSINESS premises -
Quamina St. Charlotte St.,
residential raig St, C/ville,
Bel Air Park, D'Urban St., Lodge.
225-0502, 225-5782, 609-2302,
QUEENSTOWN, fuly furnished
1& 3-bedroom apartment with park-
ingspaceto renSuitable for over-
seas visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
FURNISHED and unfurnished
apartments- one, two, three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 per day, long
tenn also available. Tel.624 5.
APARTMENTS (1 2,3,4-
bedroomed) $21 000, $02'00,
$25 000, $35 000 $45 000 $50
000, Furnished $26 000 $80
000 Rooms $12 000 $16 000.
Call 231-6236.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban Backlands, 96 Duncan
Street, Newtown and 575
Section 'A' Block 'X' Diamond,
EBD. Call 227-3064, 233-2175,
ROOMS AND apartment to
rent on o long term basis from
sixty thousand monthly- utility
bills inclusive. Call: 227-03336
or 231-4110
1 LARr "- -_- r
American styled ground floor
apt., fully furnished Seaforth
St., Telep hone refrigerator,
stove, washer- US$800. Contact
Mr. Paul 231-9181. 626-1150,
OFFICE or business space to
rent 1 spacious bottom flat
located at 77 Hadfield St., WpriL_
en-Rust, G/town. Cont.'. Lvndon
Amsterdam ,i Roysdale Forde
on T.. h27-1656 or 227-0676
q',nng Office hours.

BEDROOM apt. Ideal for a
couple or single person US 500
per mth.US 25 per day.Call 227-
3546, 609 4129.
TOP FLAT semi-furnished.
3 brooms $60 000 neq. House
by itself $95 000, A. P. -
US$1 200, Section 'K* USS700
US$600, Apt. $35 000, 45
000, $55 000. S65 000 rooms.
bond, office business. Tel.227-
8932, 623-2591.,

Large space ideal for bond
or business -
Charlotte St. (Near Camp St)

Bond space Duncan St

Annandale 3 bedrooms

Eccles 2 bedroom

EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park, 184 Eping Ave. & Kaieteur
Rd. Immaculate, modern,
convenient, secure spacious,
fully grilled & air-conditioned.
1 master and 2 bedrooms, 3 V/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
SECTION 'K' 3'-bedrooms
fully furnished enclosed parking
and more. Nandy Park -
furnished or unfurnished 3-
bedroom phone and parking,
top flat very nice. Large property
in Alexander Village for school
office or home, lots of parking
very close to main road. Also 1-
bedroom starting from $30
000, furnished and unfurnished.
Contact John 233-2968, 613-
Ruqhas Real Estate. Tel.
226-2803. Email:
Robb St., fully furnished -
US$500, Subryanville $75 000,
Charlotte Street business -
US$700, G$140 000, South
Road business US$300, G$60
00, Pouderoyen resident $30
000 G$35 000, G$25 000,
North Road business- US$1 000
US$1 500, Eccls res residential -
$60 000, Mc Doom $60 000
renovated active ground floor
restaurant and bar, snackette
complete with TV, freezer,
fridge, fan, chairs and tables,
etc. G$160 000 per month;
unfurnished $140 000 per
month. LACYTOWN ground
floor 30 x 80, formerly used as
a bar/restaurant renting for
commercial purpose G$140
flat 2-bedroom, semi furnished -
$70 000. Call 648-7504 218-
4635, 218-0392, 225-0642.
"Have Faith in Christ today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a I
New Garden Streets US$3 000,
Hh Streetoffice/residence) -
US$2 500 Kitty $60 000, $45
000 US$500 (F/F) Caricom/
GuytuCo Gardens US$1 500.
EAST BANK: School $120 000,
Eccles 'AA' (F/F) US$2 000,
Diamond US$1 500,
Herstellling $60 000
Baqotstown $60 000, 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 500Ogle -
US$700/US$1 000. OFFICES:
Central Georgetown US$4
000, Geornmpt . --
000 _e S- 0u 000/
o0 000, Rsegent St., business,
3 apts. $1 50OUS each,
Queenstown US$2 000, Sheriff
- US$1 500, North Road US$1
200, Brickdam US$800. bond,
restaurants, etc. Versailles -
executive US$3 OnO 3-
storeyed residenti;;otficje/bond
- US$1 G. Nandy Park-
LiS,.50, 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.

flat apartment with inside
toilet, bath, kitchen and living
quarters, situated at 47 D'Urban
street, Wortmanville. Serious
enquiries. Workin couple
preferred. Rental 530 000.
Call 225-1080. between 9 am
and 7pm.
WE will be pleased to work
foryou We have furnished and
unfurnished houses with or
without swimming pool that
meet diplomatic standards and
other. We also have apartments
short and long term. Give us a
call anytime. Future Homes
Realty. Ask for Jerry- 22 t-4040.
4-BEDROOM, 2-storey
house. 2 '/% baths, parking,
residential, etc. US$800;
furnished 3-bedroom
residential home @ US$1 800;
furnished 2-be room top,
bottom apts. @ US$600,
residential. Others. Call 226-
ONE eight-bedroom
executive fully fur. property to
let in prime residential area,
razor wire mounted on fence,
generator in place 4 ACs, hot
and cold water, filtered water
throughout the building, etc
one two-bedroom one level
concrete house, new. Grove -
$35 000, per month; one two-
bedroom lower flat newly
constructed in Bourda, $80 000
per month; one two-bedroom
semi-fur, lower flat US$600,
US$1 000, midIle floor 1
000 sq ft, approx, US$750; two
bedroom lower flat, Robb St.,
Bourda US$600; two-
bedroom lower flat. Camp St. -
$45 000, entire concrete
building and compound, North
Cummingsburg. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 627-8314.

HOUSE and land 61
Marshall St., Annandale
South, ECD $2.2M. Contact
263-5281. _
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-
271 .
MEADOW Bank two-
storey, concrete building
(transport available). 641-429R
2-STOREY concrete house
at Malgre Tout, WBD with large
yard space. Tel. 264-2006.
RIVER side 2-flat wooden
house at Sixth Ave., Bartica -
$16M neg. Tel. 455-2512.
ONE two-bedroom two-
storey house with small farm in
Timehri. Phone 642-9947.
3-BEDROOM wooden &
concrete house Grove, EBD -
$4.5M neg. Tel. 266-0417,
62 -2759.
HOUSE for sale Diamond
New Scheme $4.5 million
negotiable. Call 231-5053
after 5 pm or 615-5365
HOUSE and land Station
Street Kitty, Annandale South
ECD, Pouderoyen WBD Chata
Margo ECD. Tel. 684-5885.
AT 40 Atlantic Ville, 2
apartments upstairs and
downstairs. Two bedrooms
each $9 million. 223-1,940 or
PROPERTY for sale at 207
Barr St., Kitty, behind Odessy
Restaurant. Call Zena at 227-
0165 or 648-0340 $8 million.
lot, Railway St., Kitty. Vacant
possession. Call 227-6305,
4 1 6 7 2- 4 -
NANDY PARK 2-storey
concrete executive styled
family home with all modern
amenities. Price negotiable.
Call 622-9961, 231-9176.
ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office; one three-bedroom
house fully grilled in New
Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartment, no repair, vacant
possession. 642-0636.
NO agent call Mrs
Wilson 25G-25rG, 2 9-2566
to view 6-bedroom, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 110-
240v. Suits 2 families, large
GREIA Commercial
building 7ob St., large four-
-Sorey concrete building -
$100M neg. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737. 651-7078.
two-storey building on land -
50' x 100'. Price $6M neg.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.


FOR sale or rent double lot
L-Snape 120' x 50/140 x 40
(total area 260' x 90') at Public
I Road, mc Doom Village Phone
17.5 ACRES of loam pit
land with 50 years of lease. Tel.
# 220-2366.
$15M. NICE. GANESH 611-
TWO-FLAT concrete and
wooden house, Albert St.
Contact (Lucy). Tel. 646-1182.
ONE two-bedroom two-
storey house with small farm in
Timehri. Phone 642-9947.
9199, 621-7191.
Croal \ Stabroek, new 3-
storey concrete 6-luxurious
bedroom mansion ideal
International Hotel $65.M,
US$325000. Ederson's 226-
Kingston, near Foreign
Embassies colonial mansion,
ideal international Hotel -
$85.M, US$425 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
New Hope, EBD Road \
River \wharf \ Lg. ships \ ware
house \ Active general store -
$12.M US$60 000. Ederson's
Camp \ Robb 3-2-storey
buildings, ideal 4-storey
supermarket, sublet 20-mini-
malls will pay mortgages,
26M, $130 000. Ederson's -
Soesdyke Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool $13 M. -
US$65 000. Ederson's 226-
Have you buildings for
sale? AA Eccles, Central
G\town. Republic Park. We
have buyers US dollars.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Robb\ Bourda market 2-
Storey building $75M\$50M,
US$250 000. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-
Guyanese overseas owners
of buildings, trying to
managing their property\osing,
millions. Ederson Realty has
professional management
services. 226-5496.
Brickdam \ vacant 2-
storey 4- bedroom colonial
mansion. Ideal International
Hotel\Insurance $45M US$225
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
G\town central ideal for
5 3-storey. buildings, make 20
mini malls, monthly rent pays
mortgages $70M neg.,
US$350 000. Ederson's 226-
Enterprise Garden,
Business Investment new 2-
storey concrete building bottom
general store $8 5M. US$42
00. Ederson's 226-5496.
Atlantic Garden vacant
new 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $15M, US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
North Ruimveldt, vacant -
new 2-flat concrete buildings
4-luxurous bedroom area for
tennis \swimming $12.5M,
US$62 000. Ederson's 226-
PRIME business and
residential and non residential
.(.I '.:: or sale from $5.7M
'' 1 : call for on,, prnp rt,"
from that price '1 1
work twenty four, seven. Call
227-4040 and 621-6246 ask for
North Rd. vacant 2-storey
Sconcrete building, ideal
Insurance \ Internet, $25M,
IUSS 125 000. Ederson's 226-
Non Pariel. ECD 2-storev
concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn for tennis '
swimming. S14M. USS70 000
SLderson s 226-5496.
3B Eccles vacant. new 2-
storey concrete 6-luxurious
lhdroom,. mansion oarkino AC
S30M US'150 000.
Ederson:s 2.- ._

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Parika, prime commercial
area, 3-buildings, front business.
back store & side store. $85M.
Ederson's 223-3583.
SALE. We have properties
fcr all purposes starting from $8
milhon upwaros. Take action
according to your faith or y.
Phone M-rs Persaud God
Favourite Realty 225-5198,
225-3068, 2._5-2709, 225-2626,
GREIA large concrete
building in Civille. suitable for
school, offices or other business.
Price $65M: Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737, 651-7078.
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



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Jewanram's Realty
"A 'Trusted Name"
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431

4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
toilets and bath. Modern kitchen.
Fully grilled. Good Hope New
Scheme ECD.13M. Neg. 623-
1988 .. .. ........... ....... ..
FULLY fenced and secured
concrete bond (84 x 32), suitable
for processing plant factory
storage etc at Public Road Mc
Doom. Phone 226-1903.
ONE wooden & concrete 2-
storey house in Windsor Forest.
Fully grilled, well-fenced, poultry
farm at back. Price cheap. Tel.
269-0019 Mr. Mangal Singh.
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St. Kitty Large house lot L -
13tx w 22 with approved plans
for three houses. $6 million neg.
Call # 226-1742 or 623-1317.
SALE. We have properties
for all purposes starting from $8
million upwards. Take action
according to your faith only.
Phone Wrs Persaud God
Favourite Realty 225-5198,
225-3068, 225-2709, 225-2626,
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,
681-0473, 681-0473.
GREIA commercial
property at Camp Street, no
repairs. earns US$2 '000
montl. y. Good for investment.
Price $50M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3737. 651-7078.
BEAMS. LAND 75 X 50 $3M
NEG. 225-3006, 618-3635.
MEADOW Brook Gardens
substantial bungalow S16M
negotiable. Renovation needed.
owner leav-ng country. Phone
652-9406, 644-3518. Email
TEL 226-1192. 623-7742.
m: bi'ldirc ,,ih two self-
'-d .re-be room
- ir K. S.
apartments. tg i'u .."' -5.
\AGHUBIR Agency- 225-0545.

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GREIA Triumph. ECD -
S7M, $12M Lusionan, ECD -
S3M. >3M, Mon ReDos $8M.
Ole. ECD $4M. $10M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737. 651-7078.
GREIA Queenstown, New
Garden Street S50M. Upper
Forshaw Street large concrete
building on sprawling land space
- $65M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
GREIA large concrete
building with four rooms, toilets,
bath, sitting on land 250 x 60 ft.
at Paradise, Essequibo Coast.
Price $6M. Tel 225-4398, 225-
3737, 651-7078.
GREIA Prashad Nagar, large
concrete and wooden buildings
with good land space $24M.
Section 'K' C ville $30M,. $28M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737, 651-
GREIA Newly constructed
concrete building in Eccles, EBD
- 56 x 263 rooms, one master, 3
toilets, 3 baths. Price $21M. Tel.
225-4398,.225-3737, 651-7078.
GREIA- Night club business
ready, turn keys move in with
living quarters in central G/town
- $75M. Restaurant with living
quarter in Kitty $68M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737, 651-7078
GREIA large colonial
wooden & concrete building on
sprawling land at Parika, facing
the Atlantic nice for quiet
retirement. Price $25M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
2-FLAT wooden and concrete
building, entrance in Middle St.
(back house), could be used for
Doctor's office G$8.5M. Call
648-7504, 218-4365, 218-0392,
REPAIRS $6M NEG. 225-3006,










SINGLE family 2-bedroom
concrete house with large family
room at Lot 96 & 97 Pearl East
Bank Demerara (enclosed
concrete double lot. Tel. 223-
9362 (Guyana) 407-343-8338
ONE concrete property in the
vicinity of Camp and Middle Sts..
repairs suited for doctor's
residence and h.-i-,e $15M neg.
Phone Mr. ,-,.1r,ii 618-4716,
225-5198 or Ms. King 225-
2626, 225-2068.
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted, Tour-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet, hot and cold. viewing
gallerv house 28 x 75'. land -
51 x100'._ _________
ONE (1) two-flat building
and land at 64, D'Urban Street,
G/town. Suitable for business
and or dwelling. Picea $15M
negotiable. Canl Gordon on Tel.
No. 226-3595 i0. 646-0448 -
_, 223-4127 (H)
ONE two-flat property situate
at Lot 179 Freeman Street. East
La Penitence e,?r7eo'."' with
garage and .. , S8.5
million negotiable. Tel. No. 223-
6516, between 8 am and 4 pmn
BEL AIR Park 519M. S25.
S30M. S45M, Bel Air Sorins -
S45M, S65M. Lamaha G'ardes -
....,' -,'-S Brook Garens -
T75M. M oi 'en '-eCuZ -

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KITTY (front) $4M, Og;e -
4M. S10M, Hardina St $3.5M.
North Ruimvelot $8M, Tucville
- V10M, Kitty S10M, Herstellinc
- :3M Cal 231-6236.
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house znd land for sale. situate
at -Lt 834 Yarrawkabra East
Bark En'.nrara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24 ft., size of land 200'
x 130.7 201.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002
GREIA D'Abreu Street.
e ... ...*.. Kitty 2-storey
?u,,',r,.3 solid structure and in
good condition with three self-
contained apartments on
double lots. Price $24M. Tel.
225-4398, 225-3737, 651-7078.
large concrete and wooden
building, 4 rooms top, 2 rooms
- bottom complete with lavatory
and sanitary facilities. Building
one year old. Price $14M. Tef.
225-3737, 225-4398.
ONE two-flat, concrete,
business property between Camp
and Wellington Sts. on North
Road $26M neg. One large 2-
flat building with existing
manufacturing business and
large area for storage $10M.
Call 225-9882, 650-2724.
LAL'S Realty 231-7325,
612-9574. Kingston $35M
neg North Road $40M neg.,
Prashad Nagar $30M, Bel Air -
$25M & $-17M, Brickdam -
$120M neg., Kitty -$15M & $6M,
Waterloo St. $B.5M neg., New
Road, WCD $35M neg,
L0signan $10M neg., Good
Hope $8M, Ruimzeight
Gardens $12M, Annandale -
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,
American fixture faucet, sink, toilet,
cabinet, hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe, central
air-conditioner car garage front
view to Public Road. Lot 6 NIandy
Park, EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806;: evening -
NORTH American has 60%
reduction on all prices. North
Road for store like Regent St.,
now US$110 000 only, 3-storey
Station Street shop and
residence $16M, Shell Road
business and residence $12M
Newtown, Kitty $9M, Prashad
Nagar $16 M Subryanville,
cottage on 3 000 sq. ft. land -
$7M, ueenstown land 160 x
60 $22M, Alberttown land -
160 x 25 for school $6.9M,
Subryanville land $17M Bel
Air Spring $34M, Sec. K' -
17M. Phone Ms Persaud 225-
L068, 685-0923, 225-5198.
Land at LBI $5M only and 60%
land reduction.
NEW Market St. $60M,.
Camp St. $40M Queenstown -
$60M. Bel Air Park $27M,
Newtown $20M & $11M, P/
Nagar $28M & $25M S/R/Veldt
$17M, Ogle $20M, Courida
Park $60M, Good Hope $25M,
Republic Park $35M & $34M,
$25M, $20M, New Providence -
$20M. Bougainville Park 2
house compound $25M,
Versailles, gated dream home -
$60M4 Essequibo 2-flat $9.5M,
land South Rd. $11.5M, Avenue
of Republic $70M. Diamond -
$3M. Felicity ECD 9,000 sq. ft.
De Freitas Associates 225-
0502, 225-5782, 609-2302, 233-
110 X50, HOUSE 52 X30,2-
G$20M G$25M- G$28M -
G$35M. Prashad Nagar
G$30M. Republic Park G$16M
GS18M, D'Andrade Street.
Kitty GS16M. Atlantic Gardens
GS18M. Queenstown -
.S5,:A GS75M. Out of town
No. 63 Village Perhi O 'nr
;aeal or -
Commerc ai area. Mfndela
-%vpf e a nea ). dea! 'for fast food
1- 1 1 -',town
c:.Fce Robb bire- ,._
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S;. ? Up-To-re-Minufe
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- $4M Mc DOOM $4.5M & (with
extra lot) 7M, KITTY 4M.
$4.5M, $5.3M, $6.7M. $7.5M.
S8M, $8.5M, S14M. SOUTH
Ruimveldt $6.5M new house) -
$8M. Waterloo St. S8.5M.
SOUTH Rd. $7M, $12M.
- $6.5M. LAND Ogle $7M,
Charlestown $1.2M, Dowding
St. $5M. $6M. S7.5M. Atlantic
Gds. $6.8M, $7M, $14M,
Meadow Bank $5M, Diamond -
$550 000. Call 231-6236.
PROPERTIES for sale in
Florida, USA "Buying the time is
now" visit us on the web
(Florida USA_ or
(Guyana agency). Ian "Chris"
Latchman Singh Broker/
President at "Realtors on call".
We are-committed to work the
market helping you through the
entire process Your best interest
is our top priority! We provide you
with sound advice establish a
realistic price for your home
including confidentially! Our
focus is to provide you with
quality homes and dedicated
and personal attention at all
time! For more information,
contact (Guyana) Up-to-the-
minute Realty. Tel./Fax # 227-
0721, 225-8097. Cell 684-7229.
Ruqhas Real Estate. Tel.
226-2803. Email:
PRASHAD Nagar $17M Kitty -
$9.5M, New Market St. $10.5M,
South R/veldt Gds $7.5M neg.,
West R/veldt $3.5M, Parika -
$8M $7.5M Road side, Nismes
- $2.5M, East La Penitence -
$7.5M neg., Pigeon Island -
$7.5M, Queenstown $20M,
Better Hope US$100 000,
G$10 000 000, Triump $9.5M
& $7.5M, La range (2-storey)
$8.5M, Non Pariel 6M neg.
Mon -epos $14M, Shell Road
- $17.5Mneg,, Church St. (4,3,2-
storey), South Rd. $8.5M neg.,
D'Urban St. $15M neg.
Executive residential $30 ,
Happy Acres, BeL Air Springs,
Good Hope, Queenstown, cces,
Alberttown, Friendship (1 acre) -

4 bedrooms
wooden/concrete -



CONTACT # 623-0957.
3245. 270-1709.
PURE bred German
Shepherd. 6 weeks old. Contact

G Y M / S A L O N
EQUIPMENT. TEL. 231-5171
2 580 C HYMACS, 1 D4E
Bulldozer. 1 TK 330 dump
truck. Call 623-9566.
NEW. 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers, 2800
watts. Call 226-2913, 615-
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456,
2 PURE Bred German
Shepherd young adults'
English bloodline. Call 625-
60 6.
with combination and key
lock. Tel 223-6333 or 623-
SHERWIN Williams Super
Paint 5-gls. pail and 1-gal.
All colours. Tel. 220-1014.
2 DOBERMAN pups, pure
bred and 2 young adult
German shepherds, pure bred.
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-
000. CALL 648-0340 OR 227-
1 DRIFT seine boat, 40
ft. with ice box, 2 yr. old. $360
000, neg. Tel: 226-5125, 276-
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 -
DEEP fryers, plastic chairs
and table. 1 Toyota Hilux 4 x 4
Single Cab pick up. Tel. 686-
5713, 223-4598.
ONE 7-piece dinette set,
one 2 500 watts generator
used X-box and play station
games. Call 227-3355.
2 HONDA pressure
washers, 2 chain saws, 2
machines, 2 microwaves, 1
pump, 2 saws. Call 265-5876.
LARGE quantities of black
plastic bags in wholesale and
retail. Very cheap. Call 225-
2500, 646-5888.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559, 619-
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 233-
0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
to Fri.
Doberman pups, 4 months old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Tel. # 222-5013.
ONE complete music
system $475 000 negotiable.
Tel. 220-9042, cell 618-6287.
1 NEW Kenmore double
door fridge cub ice maker
white, no vat. Call 227-7607.
FOUR Billard tables, need
repairs $100 000 each.
Contact Skipper 622-7232,
225-4293, 223-0972.
1 Bar-B-que grill S20
000, one large Avanti fridge
$58 000. Call 646-5988.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps.
.motors, belts, valves, knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
622-5776. .
ASSORTED electrical
teams motors, compressors,
switch gears, entrance
switches, wire, band saw,
tdper etc Call 654-0647.
,-!oi sed :n GC yana. Condition
nm !'nwn Take as seen. Price
S$i CL 0 0 0 t e ,3 1 T e l -61 1 -
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ia G .o :ian 8. 50'0 .vatts GCootrey-' "'
C-_ -ci Tel 225-3199 cssor S har u..
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3923 ; E T /. b R A N T
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ONE Datsun engine and
gear box 120Y. good condition.
Price $40 000. Call 617-8242-
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-
FACTORY refurbished
excavator Daewoo Solar 200
111. Price $12.5M neg. Call
FUFFLY Dachshund
puppies fully vaccinated and
dewormed Karl Tel. # 226-
9162 or 662-4353.
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. Tel. 611-3153.
LISTER Petter Diesel
engines & generators, from 4
KVA to 20 KVA, Lister diesel
welder 280 amps. Contact #
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 Corentvne.
Contact 338-4209/2319/2660.
SPECIAL low prices:
amplifiers speakers, DVD CD
Burners, TVs, voltage regulator,
EQ, car amp, mini camcorder,
microwave. 669-9386, 645-
ONE Heav duty, 5,550
watts Briggs & Stratton Stand-
by generator, in excellent
condition. Priced easy. Call
624-7205 or Diana on 225-
3173. Ext. 21.
MODEL Hobby kits -
airplanes, helicopters boats,
pirate ships. #223-5172, 617-
ONE Butcher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact 622-
4955, between 10 am and 5
pm or 220-6440, anytime after
b prm.oe 6 o
breed (rotweiler) 6 weeks old
fully vaccinated and de-
wormed.Tel: 231-2133, 664-
0042. Shawn.
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
Public Road, EBD. Phone 233-
0654 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
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 washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter. 1 Lawnmower
1 mitre saw, .1 air compressor, 1 2
/2" Plainer 1 Yamaha 6000
g enerator. Cal 267-2329.
1 BANGA Mary Fishing
boat. 35-ft. length, along with
Yamaha 40 Hp turtle bac, 400
Ibs, 2 A2 inches seine with ice
box. Contact 220-9961, 667-
including fridge, freezers,
stove, microwave, CD player,
TV, DVD, VCR, wall divider,
bed, wares, etc. Price going
cheap. Phbne 222-4076.
QUALITY item at
reasonable prices. Owner
leaving country. Transportation
available for some items.
Phone 652-9406, 644-3518.
: n .3 ;1 -. .- : - ;. -,
SHEET Rock Joint
Compound. Boat Cotton,
MDF, Purpleheart & Kabakali
doors, 30' x 4" frosted louver
glass, aluminum louvre frames.
Tel. 220-3067, 616-1914.
TURBO image processor 6.0
MEGA PIXEL With 512 x D
Card. One extra battery and
case $70,000. Tel: 223-2166.
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generator 50 KVA. one year
oldb New model Perkins engine
- $2.1M.) (Multi 8 in Planer,
with Joiner & saw) (Table saw
with Lister engine 24 inch
blade $500 000 (neq.))
Sander. Mortiser, Drill Press,
Cross cut table saw. 440 volt.
Rajan 626-0350, 275-0208.

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
RESTAURANT equipment -
deep fryer, rotisserie grill, rice
cooker. freezer, aluminium table
and chairs, bar stools, ceramic
wares, computer, gas cylinders,
music system, and generator.
Contact 333-3803.
printing company, comes with all
contacts, stocks, equipment and
properties. Currently staffed
about 20 people with lots of
room to grow even more. Serious
enquiries only 233-2968/613-
CAUSTIC soda 55 Ibs $4
640, alum, 55 Ibs $5 800, Soda
ash, 55 Ibs $8 700, Sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200, granular
chlorine, chlorine gas: Prices
include VAT. Phone 233-0654,
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
1 LONG refrigerator. Ideal
for storage of meats, 24-inch
cubic feet freezer, 1 stand Royal
Range 5-shelve over, ideal for
commercial use. True double
door stainless steel refrigerator/
cooler house or commercial
use. Telephone # 227-3571,
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Photoshop 10,
Corel Draw 13, Office 2007, 2006
Quickbooks & Peach tree
Accounting. Point-of-Sale,
Encarta 2007. Typing and
children educational, games and
much more. Call Anthony 227-
8010, 625-7090.
generator- $120,000, 1-Yamaha
000 Watts generator-
$240 000.1-Whirlpool. double
door bridge, 21 Cu- $110 000.1-
Whirlpoo side by side fridge, 21
Cu &110 000. 1-Washing
machine large capacity-
$60000.Excellent used
items.Contact Mr. Paul: 231-
9181, 626-1150, 684-4450
19" LCD monitor, 250 GHD, 1.0
Gig mem, 38 00t processor, bVD
Burner, etc. 200 GHD, 512 mem,
DVD Burner, multi card reader,
Windows Vista- $200,000.1-Acer,
3500t processor, 160G HD, 512
mem, DVD Burner, memory card,
readers, Windows Vista, 19" LCD
monitor $240,000.Contact: Mr.
Paul- 231-9181, 626-1150, 684-
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers, 4 44T Drive
horns, 6- QSC amplifiers,
equalisers, crossovers (Numark),
1 32 amps Turn-up transformer,
6 100 watts bullets. Also 8
meta[ hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete with wires, disco lights,
fogging machine. One Nissan 4x
4 complete with bed liner( search
lamps and winch. Call 263-7305
or 618-8996.
(a) ONE large two (2)-storey
house on four (4) acres of land,
fenced (concrete) with automatic
gate, generator, reservoir, 10
00-gallon, with automatic
pressure pump, hot and cold
water through-out. (b) UPPER
FLAT two (2) large self-
contained rooms with AC three
(3) other rooms, one (1) full bath.
large verandah (fully grilled), all
rooms fully grilled andmosquito
proof windows), living room. (c)
LOWER FLAT large living,
dining and sitting room full AC,
large kitchen with all appliances,
laundry room, air conditioned
room for bulk food storage
(Pantry), two 12)-car garage-. (d)
With alarm system (2) One piece
of land from river to other side of
the road, approx. 24-acres. Can
be used for large scale farming,
and SAND PIT. (3) one (1) large
house lot in residential area, (4)
one (1) Ford dump lorry (working
condition), (5) one (1) Ford lorry
with 2 000-6ai tank (needs minor
repairs), (6 one (1))Toyota Dyna
Lorry (2-ton) tray (in good
condition), (7) one (1) Toyota
Extra Cab V-6 pick up in
(excellent condition) (8) one (1)
Toyota pick up ong Tray)
(Working Condition), (9) one (1
Toyota Four Runner V-6 in (good
working condition), (10) one (1)
Hymac 580 with new chain and
sprocket, all rams not leaking, in
good working condition, (11)
many outboard motors from 4-
Hp to 75 Hr ".n;, used also
parts, (12) generators and
other engines and parts for
Bedford and Ford trucks, (13)
plastic bags all sizes
pressurised quality, (14) many
other items too numerous to
mention. (15) Two (2) used
Canter lorries for spare parts.
Going cheap. Please contact
Mr. Persaud or call 266-5281
for prices and inspection of all

1 22RB Dragline for sale with
2 years contract. Owner leaving
country. Contact 623-0957.
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
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
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm or
any time on weekend or Shobha
motorcycle with registration.
Phillip Speedway engine for
Ninja, Suzuki and plastic for any
motorcycle. Also tyres 15 16, 17.
Tel. Number 2 18-4243, 685-
1 YAMAHA Chappy, 50cc -
$65 000. 1 Yamaha generator
2600 watts $150 000. 20
Hanging baskets $60 000 all.
Bar-b-cue grill $20 000. Tel:
226-5652, 644-4624.

42" Sony Plasma TV

61" hlsul't.!i. DLP TV

Digital Cameras

De'W,,:- a"Generator

Craftsman Too! Kit

Xerox C.;'-.r

e .STIHL Brushcutter

623-5534, 227-3717.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
F150 4 X 4 TOP
223-5324, 220-1324.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
1 NISSAN B12. good
condition, a/c. Contact
Numbers: 610-9218. 231-9140
1 AT 140 Toyota Corona -
mags, spoiler, music, good
,condition. Tel. 222-3184, 616-
ONE Austin Maestro
500 car, one Austin
Maestro 500 one ton-van.
.... T 2 i i -- --G------
218-4060. '
ONE AT 170 Carin-,3
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. # 256-
3750, 622-2881.
1 125 LEAFAN motor
scooter, excellent condition -
$225 000. Tel. 233-5133.
1 SUZUKI Motorcycle GSX
750 F finished 5 000 Km only, 1
Honda 750. Tel. # 685-3433,
1 TOYOTA Tacoma. Price
S2.7M neg. Owner I5";,---
coiiny. TG;. 2t/-2207 or 684-
ONE Tacoma, back tray
cover (new) US$1.3M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880.
6 1 2 7 6 6 6 P R i C E
ONE Toyota Dyna. Short
based enclosed and 2 192
Carinas. Price neg. contact 662-

ONE 212 Carina (Toyota)
PKK series. mag rims, CD
player. fully powered. Contact
SINGLE Cab Toyota Hilux
front & rear leaf spring, good for
Interior. Call 222-6510, 623-
series, 1 Toyota Corolla, PJJ
either nickel $2.3M neg. 233-
2968, 613-6674.
1 BMW Convertible,
immaculate condition. Owner
leaving $1.5M neg. Call 646-
1 AT 212 and one Ceres in
excellent condition, fully
powered AC, mags, spoiler. Tel.
No. 265-3566.
CONDITION. Contact 258-0619,
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner in
good condition. Model 1990 -
$1.7M neg. Call 225-7883, 661-
NISSAN Laurel Spirit, Dark
Green, PEE series price $450
000 neg. Contact 623-2247.
Location Cummings Lodge.
ONE Toyota Corolla AT82 in
good condition mag rims,
spoiler, music systems, etc. Tel.
1 TOYOTA Prado Land
cruiser model 2000 series PGG
gas manual transition. Call
Krishna. 226-0063, 227-4992.
TOYOTA Ceres, PHH series
excellent condition $1 150
000 negotiable. Tel # 227-
3633. Serious enquires only.
ONE Chevy Lumina Apv
miai van, 2000cc, in excellent
condition. Great for family. Price
negotiable. 264-2452, 646-

condition, 1 Lifan scooter
125cc.First owner. Tel. 222-
1 TOYOTA Siena (SUV)
mini van, beautiful vehicle for
family use $1.5 million neg.
Contact 225-9700 or 609-6600.
series (top notch) $1.2M
automatic, mags, air condition,
etc. 225-9700 or 609-6600.
1 HILUX Surf 4 x 4 AC, CD
player, remote start, alarm, roof
rack, crash bar, etc. $2M neg.
Tel. 662-9757 or 668-6161
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle' never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611.-
1 WHITE Toyota Tundra has
side 22" mag rims, never
registered. Cal 227-2027.
1 TOYOTA AE 81 Corolla
private, manual. Price $425
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1-TOYOTA RZ 15-seater,
manual, new seats, new engine.
Price $1.1M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
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1 SV 30 Camr automatic,
AC, mag rims $1M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
ONE Hilux Surf 4-Runner.
(PJJ series) 5-door. AC, music,
etc. Excellent condition. Price -
$1.8M. Must go. Tel. 619-9451
or 259-3237._____
1 AT 170 Carina PGG series
automatic, fully powered, mags.
Tel. # 627-3438 price $850 00
ONE 2690 KG Dyna canter
enclosed, GHH series, in good
working condition, hardly used.
Tel. 229-2378 /642-5970/619-
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
rims, fog lamps. orn gina
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in
excellent condition with all bars,
1 Nissan 4 x 4. Nissan Carav2"
Tel. 22 -5-02. ,29-5387.
192 TOYOTA Carina, never
been registered. Contact 647-
1 TOYOTA Carina AT 212.
Price neg. Call Steve 645-
7622. 619-1399.
LEYLAND 420 truck, Toyota
Corolla car, Ford 3 000 tractor,
4-wheel arches for Hilux, Gate
and Globe valves of various
sizes, assorted electrical items,
1 2-10v refrigerator. Sold as is
where is. Tel 265-7137, 629-

CANTER CALL 226-7352 / 622-
Excellent condition 1500cc.
Price S750.00.Contact Clive
ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition, needs
body work tape deck AC etc
Tel. 617-4063/225-6236.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
1 GJJ Leyland Daf. double
axle truck with hyhab, dump, 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Cal 640-
GX 71 Toyota Mark II. Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price $750 000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
AA 60 CARINA. Price $200
00; one RT 100 gear box -
20 000. Phone 444-2461 or
22-6387 (Cell).
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
uto Sales 227-3551, 647-
excellent condition; 2 AT 192
Carina -' EFI fully powered.
Tel. 222-2905, 641-3821.
Long Base, BGG series, excellent
condition $1 350 000 neg. Tel.
226-6090, 612-2258.
1 EP 71 Starlet Turbo,
automatic mag rims. $725 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 TOYOTA AA 60 Carina -
(back wheel drive), manual, fully
owered, mag rims, private -
$550 000. Con act Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
Nissan B13 Sentra,
automatic, fully powered
excellent conton. PFrice $656
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 3Y Super Custom, Toyota
Hiace bus (private), 1 Toyota
Corona AE 176 Wagon
(automatic). Both in excellent
conditiio. Tel. 220-1574, 621-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (3Y) -
EFI, automatic, fully powered,
(4 x 4) AC mags, crash bar,
alarm, CD player, remote start,
roof rack sun roof. Price $2.2M.
Contact Iocky -225-1400, 621-
AT 192 $1.3M G-Touring
Wagon 17" rims, roof rack etc. -
S1.5M RAV-4 -'$2.6M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
0856. _____________
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
good condition, CD/Tape player,
Bubble tray dual air bag, map
rims etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
AT 192 $1 150 000, RAV-4
-PJJ series mags cof rack, etc.
- $2.6M. Clean. Unique Auto
Sales 227-3551, 647-0856.
FORD Wrecker truck crash
bar, lift bar, needs minor works.
sold as is. Must see. Price $450
000. Phone 227-7677, 647-
1 NISSAN Stanza, fully
loaded, AC, mag rims, stereo
system. Price $650 000 neg.
contact Robert 612-1450 or
Series $ 1 150 000 neg.. 1
AT 170 Corona PGG Series,
45 engine $950 000 neg.
Call 222-2640,613-8221,
BMW 325i Convertible,
automatic, low mileage.
leather curtain and CD
n! ers. Excellent condition.
1.9M. Phone 227-7677, 647-
ONE 2000 Honda Civic
Ferio, PKK series. One 2 000
Kawasaki Ninja 250CC. Sony
Hi Fi stereo, Sony PSP. Call
580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract, 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working condition Ca'1,z 23-
34A4, .2-.708..
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
AT 212 192 CARINA, AE
110 Sprinter, AE 100 Corolla.
Toyota pick up Single Extra
Cab 4x4 Model M truck. Amar
- 621-6037. 227-2834.
NISSAN Pathfinder jeep
nprfect condition $2.5M neg..
.. door Toyota Corolla, perfect
condition $450 000 neg. Call
609-7766, 225-8427.

1 SERIES. 111 Land
Rover, working condition. Tei
Call No. 622-6159, 660-3008.
1 TOYOTA pick-up,
manual 4 x 4. $1.1M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-14001
1 NISSAN Laurel -
automatic, fully powered.
clean $550 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400. 621-5902.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors. Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063. 643-9891.

CARMAX Auto Sales -just
arrived Toyota Carina AT 192
AT 212 Excellent price. Call
662-9400, 254-0526 (5 6
1 TOYOTA 212 Carina,
PJJ Series, never in hire,
automatic, fully powered, a/c
mag rims. $1.7M. Contact
Rocky 225-14001621-5902.
1 NISSAN Sunny (JN
100) SN13, diesel engine, L
Hand PHH Series, manual.
650 '000. Contact Rocky -
1 TOYOTA Camry, L.H.D,
manual, fully powered a/c,
sunroof. Price $850 60000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 .HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue, PKK series, W/ CD, AC,
etc. 4 20" mag rims
(nickel). W/6 lugs. Tel. 231-
0336, 625-3898
Corolla new model come
with mag rims, DVD, leather
remote start, low mileage,
immaculate condition. 231-
2205, 613-3978.
Toyota 4-Runner. 20" chrome
wheels, alarm, lather interior,
power seats, sun roof, Pioneer
DVD Player etc,Call: 623-
1 3Y Super Custom,
Toyota Hiace bus (private)
1 Toyota Corona CoronaE 17
Wagon (automatic). Both in
excellent condition. Tel.
220-1574, 621-9101.
AT 170 Corolla, EFI -
clean interior and exterior,
white. Excellent condition -
$800 000 neg. This offer
can't be refused. Contact
Curwin # 618-7719 or 233-
1 AT 170 Toyota motor
car. EFI, mags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
1 700,000. 1 Nissan FB 13
tick Gear $500,000. Call:
TOYOTA Corolla AE 100
- automatic fully powered -
$975 000. Marino -
automatic, fully powered,
mags $1 050 00. Tel. 227-
0613, 225-2172.
1 AE 100 COROLLA 1
AT 192 Carina, 1 SV 40
Camry, AE 91 Corolla
Wagon. Owner leaving
country. Call # 645-6288,
231-0555. All prices neg.
1 LADIES motorcycle,
80CC. 1 EP 71 Starlet 4-
door, 1 Toyota Townace
minibus, 12-seater. No
reasonable offer refused.
Call 623-8682 Willie.
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 AT 170 Toyota Corona -
(full light) automatic, fully
powered. a/c, immaculate
condition. Price $875 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1- EP 92 Starlet new
model, 2-door Turbo,
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mag rims alarm CD Player,
(late PHH Series). $1.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1- G-TOURING Wagon,
automatic, fully powered a/c
mag rims. CD player, crystal
lighs. exhaust system, like new
(PHH). $1.4M. Contact Rocky
- 225-1400/621-5902.


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ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
fully loaded with crash bar,
mag rims, crystal lights CD
players, etc., in excellent
condition $15M. For more
details, please call 623-
megrims;-rnusc at CD-G playefr-
alarm, powered windows,
power steering etc. In excellent
condition. TeF 609-9832, 222-
4367. Price 1.2 M negotiable
WE have registered and
unregistered vehicles for sale -
cars, buses, all types of 4x4
vehicles. Bank assistance is
available. Just call and we will
find what you are looking for.
Tel. 225-0995 and 621-4236.
Thank you.
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. 227-
1845 Mon. Fri., 229-
AT 212, 1 AT 170 Carina, fully
loaded, both cars have full
chrorhe mags, 1 HB 12 Sunny,
Black, nickel mags, 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 2 AE 100.
Contact Mr. Khan, behind
Brickdam Police Station, 10/10
Hadfield Street or 225-9700,
609-6600, 233-2336, 623-
Model $2.8M, AT 192 Carina
$1.2 M and $1.5M 170
Corona $900 000, 1 Toyota
Vista (4cyl. Engine) manual,
LD. AC mags $900 000,
Toyota EP 71 Starlet (manual)
$690 000, Toyota SV 40
Camry (neat).- $1.6M, Nissan
automatic. Laurel (4-cyl
engine)(neat car) $500 000,
S 190 Corona $1.5M, AT 140
Corona $375 000, Toyota G-
Touring Wagon $1.5M neg,
Nissan Sunny, manual $390
000. 1 Long Base RZ (EFI), BJJ
Series $2M. Tel. 225-0995,
2006 Suzuki Vitara $9M, 1 -
1997 Toyota Surf (diesel) -
$6M, 1 Toyota Surf,. PJJ
Series (3 Y engine) $2.1M, 1
2-door Toyota L-ID, 4 x 4 Four-
runner, PHH Series
(immaculate condition) $1.5M
neg., 1 Single Cab solid deff,
back and front spring leaves 4
x 4- $1.6M, 1 -2004 Tundra -
$6.5M, 1 Suzuki Samurai 4 x
4 $750 000, 1 Toyota RAV-4
PJJ Series $2.9M, 1 Toyota
Xtra Cab Tacoma 4 x 4 never
registered $2.8M. 1 5-door
Suzuki Vitara (manual) S1.4M,
1 Single Cab solid deff. 4 x
4 pick up S1.2M. Tel. 225-
0995, 621-6246.
PREMIO 210 Corona.
212 Carina. Mitsubishi Lancer,
AE 100 Corolla & Sprinter. AE
110 Corolla & Sprinter, AT
192 Carina, GX91 Mark 11.
G & L-Touring Wagon, AT 170
Corona & Carina, AE 91
Sprinter & Corolla, 4-Runner -
enclosed and open back, single
and extra cab. pick up. 2 x 4
open back. Buses: RZ Long and
Short Base. EFI and C/to rBHH
and BJJ Series, Lite Ace and
Town Ace. automatic and
finger tip stick gear. Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 02 George Street,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Guyana (behind Brickdam
Cathedral Church, South into
George Street). Tel. 226-9951.
226-5546, 231-7432.
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ONE LONG base EFI Super
Custom RZ BHH 3529 hardly
used. Tel: 626-9780.
vehicle number PJJ 4663,
automatic, mag rims, AC, CD
player, alarm system. Contact
Krishna 622-5717 or 220-
fully equipped sunroof $3.0.
million. Mercedes 190 E,
excellent condition sunroof
Custom kit $1.2 million. BMW
528 E fully equipped $750 000.
All prices negotiable. 225-1060
- leave message.
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
80. Automatic transmission 3F
en ine, 4 500 cc engine, EFI,
fulry powered, windows, door
locks, self start, alarm, AM/FM,
stereo and CD player automatic
Def lock for four-wheel drive
inside, leather seats, high and
low range drive, 4 new Good
Year tyres and mag rims size (16)
crash bar, fog lamps adjustable
steering wheel, roof rack back
lights grilled, back toe bar, 5
doors sun visor, power steering,
new 12v battery, back and front
wiper, air conditioner, excellent,
power mirrors, fully security
system from theft, 2 years 10
months old, PJJ series,
immaculate condition, excellent
interior and fuel consumption,
well kept, never went in the
Interior, Owner migrating -
$8.6M, neg. 641-2284.
Corolla NZE 121 AE 110 EE
103, Honda Civic'EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172,
L, 170 RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double tab YN 107, LN 107, LN
165, 4x4, 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 IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark
2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A. Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210,
Toyota Hiace Diesel'KZH110,
Mifsubishi 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.-
140 Regent Road, Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana, South
America. Tel. 592-226-4165,
624-1160. Fax: 592-226-4050.
Honda City VTI 4A 2001 Model:
2000, 32 000 Km. Colour Beige.
Accessories: CD player, alFoy
wheels, reverse sensor, cc: 1493
cc interior leather. NISSAN
MARCH 1.0(6) Model: 1996
(registered 1997) Colour: Red,
Transmission: Auto, Accessories:
.alloywheels CD player, cc: 0998
cc. DAIHATSU YRV (4-door) (7)
Model: 2000 (registered 20020
33 000 Km, C2oour: Silver.
Accessories: CD player, alloy
wheels, fog lights, side skirts.
YRVc Transmission: auto cc.
1290cc, Interior: leather.
TOYOTA ECHO (7) Model: 2000
(registered 2001 July) Color:
Yellow Transmission: Auto
Accessories alloy wheels, CD
changer, reverse sensor. cc:
1299cc, Interior: leather.
2002. 34 000 Km Colour: Gold
SAuto Accessories:
Sh ,: .r i plate, alloy wheels,
CD player. cc:'1497cc interior
8) Model: 2000. 47 00 47 000 Km,
olo r: Yellow, Transmission:
Automatic. Accessories: Alloy
wheels. single disc cc:1498 cc.
Interior Leather. HONDA FIT
2002 (8) Model: 2002 (registered
2003) 27 000 Km. Colour: Red.
Transmission: Automatic
Accessories: CD changer, alloy
wheels, reverse sensor" 7-speed
mode, spoiler cc: 1493cc
Interior: Leather. HONDA CITY
2001 (8) Model: 2001
(Registered 2002) 33 000 Km,
Colour: Beige, transmission:
Automatic Accessories. CD
changer, alloy wheels, reverse
sensor cc: 1493cc Interior:
1 5XLI 18) Model: 2002 29,000
K. Colour Silver, transmission
auto accessories, fjil body kit
metai scuff plate, alloy wheels.
S *,, ,,- erse sensor, wcod

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Sea- ,'c cc 657cc T rans.
".la;a *.KUJZi WAGON R
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ONE Toyota Hiace
minibus in good condition.
BJJ series, IKZ-TE-3.0 diesel
engine. Contact Hazeline or
Brenda for- inspection.
Telephone number 226-

CALL 223-1447
DRIVER. TEL. 231-7475.
1 MAID age 45 50.
Call 231-2977 ask for
COOK/Cleaner, 1
Computer literate person. #
FEMALE to work in Office.
Call 231-8469, 684-1852.-
YEARS. TEL. 225-5324, 220-
5082. AGES 30 50.
TEL. 225-5075, 225-7364.
BOYS to work in a factory.
Apply 353 east St. Opposite GI
town Public Hospital.
PHARMACIST to work full
time and to run a pharmacy. Call
Krishna. 227-4992.
LIVE-IN Domestic to work
at Atlantic Gdns. to clean &
take care of 6 bedrooms
property.-Tel. 619-2228.
ROCKERZ Taxi Service
needs contract cars with
Drivers. Tel. 277-0031, 277-
0146, 653-4217.
SERVICE 641-2284.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic, 35 -
45 yrs. Preferably from country
area. Tel. 226-4756, 621-3865.
BOTTLES. TEL: 220-6229, 618-
ONE Security Guard, age
35 55 yrs. Apply in person
at 288 Middle S- G/town.
Preferably from East Coast.
2 WAITRESSES. Apply in
person Green House
Restaurant & Bar, UG Road.
Call 222-6510.
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
Season can contact tel. # 225-
703, 625-5136.
* CONTACT # 623-0957.
and Assistant Cooks. Apply at
Spicy Dish, 53 David Street,
COUNTER Clerks with some
experience and Porters. Apply
in person to Bish & Sons, 159
Barr Street, Kitty.
CONTRACT cars, hire car
Drivers and Dispatchers needed.
Contact Classic Cabs. Tel. 226-
7268. 621-1548
BATTERIES, old!used car
batteries. Must be drained. BEST
5315, 621-0371.
ONE live Maid. Must be
kind and courteous. Contact 222-
4890, 682-3230 between the
ages of 20 and 35.
a .... .. .. 2. . .....-_ -- ._ ................
mill cut or chain sawn 2" x 6",
4" x 4", 6' and up 20 000 Bmper
month. Call 621-0371, 222-
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906
1 DRIVER, 1 Accounts
Clerk, 1 Handyman, B!lina
Clerk, Porters. Hamid General
Store. 244 Regent St. 225-
3811. 226-8961.
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Maynard doubt

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MATTHEW Maynard is still waiting to hear whether he will
retain his position in England's coaching team under new
boss Peter Moores.
Moores, who was appointed coach after Duncan Fletcher's
resignation, will start his tenure on May 1.
Maynard had been Fletcher's assistant for the past two years,
but his England deal is up at the end of the summer.
"Not having a clue about what's going on is a little bit
strange, but things will work out," Maynard told BBC Sport.
"John Carr (England director of cricket) came up to me the
._ day after Duncan re-
signed and said 'look
we don't know what
.Peter Moores wants
when he comes in.
He might want to
bring his own team
in; we might want
you to work with
the Academy guys,
just looking around
the country at bats-
men or working with
individual batsmen'.
Matthew Maynard is hoping to clear "So I don't
up his future with England. know. I'm going to
have 10 days to get
over the jetlag, get over the winter, start training again, start
getting the cricket head on again and see what happens af-
ter that."
Whatever the future holds for Maynard with England, it
seems almost inevitable his coaching career will see him return-
ing to Glamorgan.
The Welsh county's chairman Paul Russell has already re-
vealed he would welcome Maynard back with open arms to
Sophia Gardens.
Adrian Shaw was appointed coach in November his first
senior coaching position and the 35-year-old has been assured
he will be given time to stamp his mark on the side.
But a position of director of cricket has already been mooted
for Maynard, and the 41-year-old openly admits he wants to
return to his former stomping ground.
"I played 20 years of my career (at Glamorgan). I love
the place and I'd love to come back one day and coach," he
said. (BBC Sport)

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Jason Richardson (R) of the Golden State Warriors
shoots. The Oakland Warriors dismantled the Dallas
Mavericks 109-91 on Friday with 30 points. (Yahoo Sport)

By Kurt Viehl

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) Jason Richardson
scored 30 points to help the Golden State Warriors upset
the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks 109-91 to take a surprise
2-1 lead in their Western Conference series on Friday.
Baron Davis added 24 points before a record crowd ob-
serving its first playoff game in Oakland for 13 years.
"We wanted to defend our home court. We didn't want to
have that win in Dallas go to waste," the Warriors' Stephen
Jackson told reporters.
"So we wanted to come out here and get the win, and I
think we did a great job of that," added Jackson, who had 16
points and eight rebounds.
Game Four is in Oakland today.
"They are still the best team in the league, they still have
to be beaten," the Warriors' Matt Barnes said.
"So every night we have to come in with the mindset that
we are playing a monster David and Goliath. And right now
.w .re gtin..g the upper hand.;;
Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard each had 20 points for
the Mavericks. Jerry Stackhouse added 10 points off the bench.
Dallas came out firing with Nowitzki hitting his first
three shots. But the Warriors fought back with their fast-
paced style and Richardson scored 10 points in the quar-
ter to help his side take a 29-20 lead.
The second quarter followed a similar patter- Ja;on T'erry I
scored nine points for the M';vicks, but the Warriors re-ived
... rom their bench, including Barnes who had ;even points,
as they extended their lead to a 61-48 at th 'nalf.
In the third quarter, the MaveriCks tried to cut into the lead
'c-veral.tiimes, but the Warrior, rallied and Monta Ellis scored
po<,. l in the last 1:30 of the period.
Th,,e Warriors ran aw:-. with the game in the cun'h. pu.'h-
wimr t'-irtl kale up to 22 points midNway through the quarter.
-'Vie have a lot of confidence in ourselves. hut the good
thing about tIS team is we stay humble." Jackson said.

Wind of change

blows through

European soccer

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- The fine-tuning, attention
to detail and solving of all the
seemingly insurmountable
problems can wait for now as
Poland and Ukraine bask in
the glory of winning the right
to stage the 2012 European
The impact of the decision
taken in Cardiff recently by
UEFA's executive committee
will not just be felt in the two
neighboring former communist
countries however.
It will spread across the
continent and has opened up
new possibilities for many
countries to believe they too
can join or regain their lost
places on Europe's foot-balling
Although Italy were
widely regarded as favourites
to win the vote, those close
enough to interpret the


smoke signals emerging from
UEFA's headquarters in Nyon
over the last two months
thought an upset was pos-
sible, if not entirely likely.
In 1960 British Prime Min-
ister Harold Macmillan, signal-
ling a new mood in Africa, made
a famous speech in which he
"The wind of change is
blowing through this continent.
Whether we like it or not, the
growth of national conscious-
ness is a political fact."
In much the same way, a
wind of change i ow-ing
.w vowing
through uropean football and
whether the big powerful na-
tions like it or not, it is some-
thing they will have to get used

The man whipping up tihe
'tor:., < ,, course ne\, L'EF.k
;r:.'.- : t M ichel F latini. al-
though some of th, Mxived
in the xote or wh '..T v -l.

to it are playing down the
Frenchman's direct influence on
last Wednesday's decision.
What is not in doubt,
though, is that while he has
strong ancestral roots in Italy
and played at his peak for
Juventus, Platini has clearly
been glancing eastwards
rather than towards his old
home in Turin since becom-
ing UEFA chief in January.
He wants a more egalitarian
future for European soccer and
has used as an example the fact
that fans in Poland, Czech Re-
public or Romania are now un-
likely ever to see the top play-
ers in Champions League
matches in their countries be-
cause their champions do not
automatically qualify.
Platini wants to change
that situation by opening ip
UEFA's elite competition to,-
the champions of Europe's
middle or lower-ranking
UEFA are to consider that
idea soon but whatever they
eventually decide to do with the
Champions League it will not be
as big a gamble as they have
taken on Euro 2012.
Dutchman Leo Beenhakker,
Poland's national team coach, is
among those who believe UEFA
made the right decision on
Wednesday and has no. doubts
the Poles and Ukrainians will
rise to the considerable chal-
lenges ahead of them.
"Why give it to Italy?" he
said. "They have won every-
thing, they have everything.
UEFA have done the right thing
by this decision and I am sure
it will be a fantastic success."

Highways, airports, road
and rail links and hotels as
well as stadiums will all need
to be upgraded in time for
It is a massive multi-billion
dollar project that simply can-
not be allowed to fail nottby
Poland, Ukraine or UEFA.
Analysts 'ioceve Ukraine,
dt least, even with the present
confusion in the country's poli-
tics, can put in place all the in-
frastructure it needs.
The view is that since the
Orange Revolution in 2004.
Ukraine has moved towards
greater integration "i'h Eurpe..
"I am not predicting that
by 2012 it will be a member
of the EL ;European L nion,."
said one analyst.
"Bui I would predict w! t'
-l ,; :. confidence that

on its current course, Ukraine
will start to look more and more

like a normal European country
with the facilities to pull off an
event of this kind."
Huge modernisation plans
involving billions of euros are
also under way in Poland.
The Polish minister of re-
gional development, Grazyna
Gesicka, said this week: "In the
coming years Poland will look
like one big building site".
As long as the work is com-
pleted by the time the opening
match of the European champi-
onship kicks off in 2012, mil-
lions of people will all think it
was worth the gamble.

Gayle continues slide

in 1DI batting rankings

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) West*Indies opener
Chris Gayle has continued his slide down the ICC One-
Day International batting, rankings.
In the latest rankings released Thursday, Gayle had slipped
one place to 16, following a hugely disappointing Cricket World
Cup campaign.
The dashing left-hander finished the tournament with just
228 runs from nine innings, averaging just 25.33 with a highest
score of 79 in his last outing against England at Kensington Oval
last Saturday. It was Gayle's only half-century of the tourna-
After'reaching as high as
No.5 in the ODI batting
rankings in March this year,
Gayle has progressively
slipped down the tables, ow-
ing largely to his plummet-
ing form. He has managed
just two half-centuries in his
last 18 innings.
Middle order batsman
r Ramnaresh Sarwan has re-
mained sixth in the rankings aF-
I ter being the leading batsman
with 375 runs at an average of
England's Kevin Pictersen
remained firmly entrenched in the No.1 spot following an ex-
cellent run in the World Cup where he gathered 444 runs at an
average of 55 with two centuries.
Australia's captain Ricky Ponting, who has scored 502
runs so far in the World Cup, also remains at No.2 while
opener Matthew Hayden, with 621 runs for the tournament,
has moved two places up to No.5 on the list.



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Gilchrist blasts Aussies to.

(From back page)
bewildered blinking of 20 000
flash bulbs.
Sanath Jayasuriya and
Kumar Sangakkara sparked new
life into a final that appeared to
be drifting to a one-sided con-
clusion, adding 116 for the sec-
ond wicket with a flurry of
strokes that brought a new
sound to the stadium, the thun-
dering of thousands of previ-
ously mute Sri Lankan fans
whose chanting reverberated
around the packed Kensington
Responding to an Adam
Gilchrist-propelled total of
281 for 4, Sri Lanka lost Upul
Tharanga early, caught be-
hind for 6 as Nathan Bracken
cramped him for room out-
side off stump. He did, how-

ever, drill the very first ball
of the reply through cover-
point for four to set the stan-
dard for the innings. What-
ever transpired, Sri Lanka
were not about to be intimi-
Not with two batsmen at
the crease as experienced as
Jayasuriya and Sangakkara, at
any rate. Feeding off the inspi-
ration of their captain, Mahela
Jayawardene, whose beautifully
paced hundred had shown them
the light in the semi-final, the
pair played themselves in duti-
fully, taking their time to deter-
mine that the pitch was still
true, before climbing onto the
offensive with a spate of
boundaries off Shaun Tait,
Glenn McGrath and Shane
Tait was-hammered for three

fours in an over by Jayasuriya,
dropping too short and too wide
too often for such an experi-
enced opponent to forgive.
He did have Sangakkara
dropped by a sprawling Shane
Watson at third man, who was
then bludgeoned for 13 in an
over as Ricky Ponting called
for the final Powerplay.
McGrath, in his final inter-
national appearance, also
bore the brunt of the assault,
as Sangakkara joined in the
mayhem with a blazing drive
for six over mid-on, a whis-
tling down-on-one-knee
cover-drive, and a thumping
pull through square leg.
At the 17-over mark, Sri
Lanka had moved along to 106
for one, which compared
favourably to Australia's own
figure of 112 for 0, and it was

time for Ponting to bring his
spinner, Brad Hogg, into the at-
tack. It was the make-or-break
moment of Sri Lanka's innings
- a dominant display here would
leave them beautifully placed in
the slog overs. But Hogg held
his nerve as he has done all se-
ries, and it was Sangakkara who
blinked first, miscuing a pull to
Ricky Ponting at short
midwicket, moments after eas-
ing him through the covers for-
Never let it be said that
Adam Gilchrist is not a man for
the big occasion. After a quiet
tournament, in which his most
notable performances had come
against Australia's lesser oppo-
nents, he turned on the style
when the stakes were at their
highest, slapping 13 fours and
eight sixes in front of a capac-
ity crowd at Bridgetown. en
route to an outrageously com-
manding 149 from 104 balls.

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By the halfway mark of a
contest that had been re-
duced by rain to 38 overs a
side, Australia had ransacked
the most envied -bowling at-
tack in the competition to
post a towering total of 281 for
4 the sort of score that most
sides would settle for in a
full-length fixture.
Gilchrist has never been
sluggish on the big stage, for this
was his third scene-stealer in
consecutive World Cup finals.
Against Pakistan at Lord's in
1999, he cracked 54 from 36
balls; four years later against In-
dia at Johnannesburg. he made
57 from 48. But this was the
highest-octane performance of
the lot, and it delighted the sea
of yellow-clad Australian sup-
porters in the Bridgetown
crowd. They had had to be pa-
tient as well, enduring a rain-de-
lay of almost three hours as a
steady drizzle ate away at the
But once the sun came out
and Gilchrist had gauged the
pace and bounce of a rock-hard
and true surface, there was no
reining him or Australia in.
Australia's swaggering
assault on their fourth World
Cup and their third in a row
since 1999 was all but com-
plete. Gilchrist's ninings was
the highest ever made in a
World Cup final, beating the
mark of 140 set by his own
captain, Ricky Ponting, four
years ago, and it was launched
in a stand of 172 for the first
wicket with Matthew Hayden,
who made just 38 from 55
balls before picking out
Mahela Jayawardene in the
Hayden's innings took his
tournament tally to an incredible
659 runs at 73.22 second only
to Sachin Tendulkar's 671 mark
in the 2003 World Cup but to-
day he was as anonymous as at
any time in the past seven
weeks. It did not matter a jot,
for his performance as a quick-
sprinting second fiddle was
second-to-none. By the time of
his dismissal, Gilchrist was al-
ready sitting pretty on 119,
having faced almost five more
overs than his partner.
Australia's decision to bat first
in spite of the day's rainy start had
been amply justified by the lunch
break. Mahela Jayawardene, Sri
Lanka's captain, had said it was a
good -toss to lose, but the straw-
coloured surface was the most re-
assuring sight that any of the Aussie
batsmen have encountered all tour-
nament. It had an impact on the
opening bowling efforts as well.
Chaminda Vaas was forced to call
Kumar Sangakkara up to the
stumps in only his second over, af-
ter Gilchrist had danced out of the
crease to slap him for four and six.
Meanwhile Lasith Malinga
the deadliest weapon in the Sri
Lankan armoury opted for ac-
crracy over exDlosiveness. He

AUSTRAUA innings
A. Gilchrist c Silva b Fernando 149
M. Hayden c Jayawardene
b Malinga 38
R. Ponting run-out
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went for just six runs in his first
spell of four overs, but he was
docking at an average of 84
mph, a good 10mph slower than
in E-iidevastating semi-final
performance. It meant that the
early breakthrough that Sri
Lanka so needed never
materialised, especially when
Fernando who began tidily
enough from round the wicket -
dropped a sharp return chance
down by his shins when Gilchrist
had made a run-a-ball 31.
The moment was lost and
with it went Sri Lanka's best
hope of controlling the tempo
of the match. Fernando was a
broken man after that his next
three deliveries were clubbed
for four, four and six. the last
of which very nearly took out
the fire engine next to the 3Ws
stand at long-on.
It can only have been there
to douse the ardour of
Australia's batsmen, because
Gilchrist was absolutely smok-
ing. He brought up his 15th ODI
hundred from just 72 balls with
a drilled four over long-off, and
thereafter just heaved through
the line with impunity trust-
ing his eye, the surface and the
fact that the fight had gone out
of his opponents.
Not even Muttiah
Muralitharan managed to force the
Aussie juggernaut to swerve. He
started tidily, clearing his throat on
several occasions as Gilchrist's pads
were rapped by his doosra, but was
eventually milked for 44 runs in his
quota of seven wicketless overs, in-
cluding a vast swept six over
Sri Lanka's other spin op-
tions, Tillekeratne Dilshan and
Sanath Jayasuriya, were no
more successful, with Dilshan's
two overs disappearing for 23.
For a while it looked as
though Gilchrist would bat out
the entire innings, but
Fernando returned to the attack
to make a belated impression,
finding a top-edge off an at-
tempted pull that spiralled un-
easily to Chamara Silva in the
midwicket region.
Gilchrist trooped off to a rau-
cous ovation, dropping his bat as
he turned to acclaim the Aussie
contingent behind him. The score
was 224 for 2 with eight overs to
go, whereupon Andrew Symonds
strode out of the pavilion hardly
the most reassuring sight a Sri
Lankan could have hoped for. It
was that sort of a day.
Symonds eventually finished
unbeaten on 23 from 21 balls as Sri
Lanka rescued their efforts just a
touch. Ponting was run-out for 37
by a direct hit from Jayawardene
in the covers before Malinga, crank-
ing up the pace, bowled Watson
around his legs as he tried to sweep.
But it was Gilchrist's day.
and no mistake. Australia.
the dominant team of the
tournament, had saved their
most devastating batting per-
formance for last. (Cricinfo)

b Hogg 54
M. Jayawardene Ibw b Watson 19
C. Silva b Clarke 21
T. DIlshan run-out 14
R. Arnold c wkpr Gilchrist
b McGrath 1
C. Vaas not out 11
;* Malinga stp. Gilchrist
b Symonds 10
C. Fernando not out
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Sobers named as

Cricinfo's greatest


By Jonathan Hungi

IN November, we shortlisted
20 candidates from the last
hundred years, and over five
months we had weekly pro-
files on each one of them,
with a wide range of writers
highlighting their achieve-
ments and putting forward a
case why they were some-
thing special.
In the end, Sobers emerged
at the top of the pile. "Sobers
is not just the greatest all-
rounder ever, but the greatest
player," explained Sambit Bal,
Cricinfo's editor. "He was the
most natural cricketer you
would ever want to see and
quite simply he could do it all.
He is in the top ten greatest
batsmen of all-time, he took
over 200 Test wickets and was
a sensational fielder who could
field in multiple positions.
"Ok, so his bowling average
is only 34, but you must re-
member that he was bowling
both left-arm medium pace and
finger spin and was consistently
a class act with the ball through-
out his career as well as averag-

ing 57 with the bat.
"If he had decided to fo-
cus only on bowling, there is
no telling what he could have
achieved. The word genius is
sometimes used casually in


Sir Garry Sobers: 'not just
the greatest all-rounder
ever, but the greatest
cricket. With Sobers, it fits
"Although Imran Khan is
his closest rival, I feel that only
towards the end of his career

could Imran have justified his
place in a Test XI as a batsman.
He was certainly always a great
bowler. but he developed into a
top class batsmen only later in
his career."
While that was the choice of
Cricinfo's panel, We also asked
readers to vote for their own
favourite. Almost 10 000 of you
did so. and in your view, Imran
was the best.
Imran topped the poll, and
by a surprisingly big margin.
The appearance of Wasim
Akram in third place suggests
that Pakistan-supporting readers
are better at voting than some
We hope you have en-
joyed our search for the
greatest all-rounder and that
you have taken the time to
read our in-depth profiles and
our picks of the great all-
round performances. Also, we
have attempted to tackle the
issue from a statistical point
of view and if you've not had
the chance, check out our ac-
tion video clips, all of which
are linked directly from the
Greatest Allrounder

Above all, though, the dis-
cussion and debate that has
taken place in the blog has been
very enlightening and amusing to
follow. And before signing off
there was one final issue we
wanted to address, one that
seemed to completely mystify
the bloggers just why is Ravi
. Shastri in our 20 players and
shortlist and seemingly at the
expense of New Zealand's Chris
Cairns? We asked Sambit Bal:
"One of the key factors in
any great all-roupder or
player indeed is consistency
of fitness and availability.
Cairns was certainly a very
talented all-rounder but he
simply was unavailable due to
injury too often and when .he
was fit he was often unable to
bowl at full pace.
"As for Ravi Shastri, he
was a consistent performer for
India over 11 years and he be-
gan his career as a bowler who
didn't bat. The fact that he
ended up opening for his coun-
try in Test cricket showed his
incredible dedication and ability
to improve.
It was these attributes
that made us include him.
However, I will agree it was a
very tough judgment on
Cairns. (Cricinfo)

Gobin's unbeaten 98 gives Unstoppable XI victory

HANSRAJ Gobin smashed a
fine unbeaten 98 to lead Un-
stoppable XI to a seven-wicket
victory over Farm Masjid in
the latest round of the Mus-
lim Youth League-sponsored
Golyn and Sons 15-over soft-
ball cricket competition on
the West Coast of Demerara.
Gobin hit ten sixes as Un-
stoppable XI raced to 173 for
three in the final over, replying
to Farm Masjid's challenging
172 all out in 14.5 overs. Sup-
porting Gobin was Orlando
Carrol 54 which included five
When Farm Masjid batted
first. Ritchie Embran made 80
with seven sixes and 70 (5x6)
from Abdool Sadeek as Ameel
Khan grabbed two for three
from a solitary over, bowling for
the losers.
Scores in the other
matches: Rangers XI de-
feated Savage XI by five wick-
ets: Savage 121 all out in 14.3
overs: David Narine 24 (3x6);
Reo Karim 2-30, Mohamed
Saffie 2-25 and Safraz Karim
2-29. Rangers XI in reply 122-
5 off 13.3 overs: Ameer
Nizamedeen 54 (5x6).
Majeed XI beat Conan XI
by 92 runs: Majeed XI 176-8:
Avinash Shradananda 80 (9x6).
Zamal Khan 40 (4x6): Mangal
Persaud 2-19. Conan XI in re-
ply 84 all out: Ramlall
Sookhdeo 29 (2x6): Zamnal Khan
La Jalousie Estate XI in-
flicted a solid 98-run win over
Cornelia Ida East Youth and

Sports (CIEY&C). La Jalousie
Estate 145 all out: Rishi
Harrinarine 58 (7x6), Ryan
Boodhoo 30 -(4x6); Omesh
Ganesh 2-12. CIEY&C in reply
47 all out in 12.3 overs;
Bhisham Danraj 4-16,
Mohaideen 4-2.
Uitvlugt Pasture Youths
(UPY) defeated All Stars XI by
ten wickets. All Stars XI 27 all
out in eight overs; Govinda
Gaindalall 5-10. UPY in reply
31-0: Hardeo Seeram 17* (2x6).
Young Warriors beat Foun-
dation XI by five wickets.
Foundation XI 73 all out:
Ganesh Narine 26 (2x6); Faizul
Wessel 5-14. UPY in reply 75-
5 in nine overs: Bisram Thomas
21 (2x6).
Rangers XI beat Anna
Catherina United (ACU) by
33 runs. Rangers XI 156 all
out in 14.5 overs: Ameer
Nizamudeen 46 (5x6),
Crishundial Persaud 26
(2x6); Vinod Narine 5-25,
Ricky Bacchus 3-20. ACU in
reply, 123 all out in 14.5
overs: Brian Smith 24 (3x4);
Mohamed Saffie 4-26. Reo
Karim 3-24.
Rocky XI defeated
Stewartville Youths by a mas-
sive 77-run win. Rocky XI 175-
6: Suresh Persaud 37 (4x6).
Ramdial Rambharose 29 (2x6);
Khemraj Pramdeo 3-28. Rabouj
Narine 3-39. Stewartville
Youths in reply. 98 all out in
10.5 overs: Rajin Singh 33 (3x6):
Fazil Alli 6-17. Rambharose 2-
Riders XI beat Cornelia Ida

West Undertakers (CIWU) by
42 runs. Riders XI 112 all out
in 14.2 overs: Ramesh Tolaram
18 (1x6); Khemraj Ramsundar
4-11. CIWU in reply 70 all out.
Hustlers defeated Ruimzeight
XI by a comfortable 107 runs.
Hustlers 201-8: Troy Khan 93
(11x6, 2x4), Ashraf Alli 45 (2x6,
4x4); Mahendra Chaitram 32 (2x6).
Ruimzeight XI in reply 94 all out
in 13 overs: Chaitram 32 (2x6);

Imran Khan 3-14, AUi 3-12.
Conan XI in'their second
match beat Warriors XI by six
wickets. Warriors 142 all out
in 15 overs: Prem Persaud 36
(4x6); Mangal Persaud 3-15,
Rishi Samaroo 3-21. Conan
XI in reply 143-4 in 13 overs:'
Basdeo Sookram 46 (4x6);
Rohit Jainarine 3-20.
The competition contin-
ues today.

ENGLAND'S Ashley Giles
could miss a second straight
summer of cricket as he re-
covers from a long-term hip
Earlier this month the
Warwickshire spinner flew to
Colorado for a third operation

Ashley Giles played in the
first two Ashes Tests in

on his right hip and is set to
spend about eight weeks on
Giles, 34, had been hoping
to regain his England place this

"At this stage I can't say
how long 1 will be out Mf ac-
tion, but it could be for most
of the summer," Giles told
the Daily Telegraph.
"The operation was
more straightforward than
the one 1 had last .summer
but 1 will be on crutches
for longer."
Giles. who was not named
in England's latest 25-man per-
formance squad, will see a spe-
cialist in June to assess his con-
He did not play for his
county last season because of a
similar complaint.
He returned to England's
team for the first two Ashes
Tests but was forced to return
home when his wife was diag-
nosed as suffering from a brain
He was then overlooked
for the World Cup in the West
Indies in favour of Monty
Panesar, before experiencing
further hip discomfort on
Warwickshire's pre-season
trip to the Caribbean. (BBC

Rogge hopeful

of 2008 torch

route consensus

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters)
- IOC president Jacques
Rogge is hopeful that China
and Taiwan will reach an
agreement over the conten-
tious 2008 Beijing Games
torch route.
Beijing courted a political-
confrontation with Taiwan by
including the self-governed is-
land as the stop before Hong
Kong in the torch relay sched-
ule, a move that Taiwan re-
"I think we have only to
judge for the route when it takes
place, nothing is final." Rogge
told reporters yesterday.
"The Chinese
organizers proposed to the
Chinese Taipei Olympic
committee to have the
flame, they had accepted.,
that, and changed their
minds now, and who can
say that is final, so I won't
comment on the issue."
The 137 000-km route.
which includes a trip to the top
of Mount Everest. visits 20 'in-
ternational' cities on five conti-
Taiwan is referred to as
'Chinese Taipei' in Olympic af-
fairs. a compromise that was
reached in the late 1970s to al-
low the return of China to the
sporting movement.
China has claimed sover-
eignty over Taiwan since the
end of the Chinese civil war
in 1949 and has vowed to

bring the island back under
mainland rule, by force if
"Sports is a way to unite
people, I think we have seen
that extremely clearly in South
Korea," he said.

/ ,


"Speaking of the period
1985-86 before '88 Games
(Seoul), Korea was in the midst
of student protests, union pro-
tests and demonstrations in the
"The magic, the dynam-
ics of the Games is such
that Korean society had
peace and harmony and the
Games were held perfectly
... this is very positive and
this is something we art
seeing in many, many
countries. Sports is a force
for the good.

Unofficial complaint

led to review of

contracts BCCI
MUMBAI, India (Reuters) An unofficial complaint about
incentive clauses in players' endorsement contracts was
what forced the Indian cricket board to take tougher mea-
sures, BCCI president Sharad Pawar said.
Pawar was quoted on Friday as saying that he had received
an "unofficial complaint" about a clause 'in a contract of one
player which provided incentives for more time spent at the
"It is an unofficial complaint and if found to be cor-
rect, the system needs to be strengthened. So I have asked
the players to submit their copies of old contracts," Pawar
was quoted as saying to an Indian television channel.
Following the team's World Cup first-round exit. the board.
placed a ceiling on endorsements, imposing a limit of three spon-
sorship deals per player and restricting single sponsors to a
maximum of two players.
"I have asked some trusted people to look into this." Pawar
said. "There will not be an official investigation but we are look-
ing into this."
The clampdown on endorsements had led to further
speculation in local media that corporate interest influ-
enced selection policies for the World Cup and that the
players and the board are on a collision course.

Giest st*u

Cr. _



LTI stave off NSS to lift Linden title

bounds while Ramnsay added
Sice five rebounds. five steals and
hree assists.

By Joe Chapman

IT was third time lucky for
the Linden Technical Insti-
tute (LTI) as they lifted the
,Victory Valley Royals-
organised, third annual Lin-
den Inter-school Under-19
basketball championship,
with an exhilarating 52-46
win over New Silvercity Sec-
ondary (NSS) on Thursday
afternoon, in front of a fren-
zied and packed Mackenzie
Sports Club hard court
In the presence of excited
supporters from both schools,
the unbeaten LTI boys not only
won this game, but continued
their streak of wins making it
seven and deservedly carting off
the top prizes.
In their effort it was centre
Jason 'Juice' Nelson, later
named the tournament's Most
Valuable Player who was piv-
otal in the dominance by the in-
stitute lads.
In this final Nelson had
16 points, 16 boards, six
steals, one which came in the
final three minutes of the
game and two blocked shots.
Going into this game having
lost only to the LTI 64-37 in
the round robin play prelimi-
nary round of the competition,
NSS seemed to have the mea-

sure of their opponents as they
established a healthy lead at the
half-time break as they led 30-
But the LTI showed the
mettle of champions with the
heart and will to come back
and play positive basketball
enabling them to grab the
win eventually.
With 5:00 left in the game
NSS held the initiative 40-39

LTI were able to tighten
their stranglehold and with 1:15
remaining on the clock they had
widened that lead to 50-42 and
the NSS game disintegrated as
the clock winded down.
In the end it was LTI win-
ning 52-46. Nelson who also
got the trophy for the most
rebounds in the final, 16, had
admirable support from Ja-
son Blair who got 14 points,

Linden Alphonso, at left, hands over one of trophies won
by MVP Jason 'Juice' Nelson of LTI after the game.

but a basket by LTI gave them
the lead and with 4:20 to go NSS
were able to level the scores and
then edge past 42-41 from line
However, 'Juice' Nelson
was there with a short jumper
for LTI 43-42 but NSS.could
have levelled the scores or regain
the lead had Michael Turner
connected with freebies.

eight rebounds and four
steals and Shawn Allicock
who had 21 points in the clash
with NSS being held to six
Three players for NSS col-
lected 10 points in guard
- Marvin Russell, Jermain Tho-
mas and Jermaine Ramsay.
Russell also had 10 steals
and eight assists with four re-

, __I

Man United go five points clear as Chelsea draw

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Manchester
United stormed back from
two goals down to beat
Everton 4-2 and open up a
five-point lead in the Premier
League yesterday as rivals
Chelsea were held to a 2-2
draw by Bolton Wanderers.
With only three games left,
United have one hand on the
trophy after their England
striker Wayne Rooney scored
United's vital third goal against
his old club in the 78th minute
at Goodison Park. Victory was
wrapped up by a fourth in stop-
page time from youngster Chris
It meant that United, who
travel to face Chelsea at Stam-
ford Bridge on May 9, have 85
points to the champions' 80.
Asked about the momen-
tum in the title race,
Ferguson told Sky Sports
News: "With Chelsea draw-
ing, it's back with us. A five-
point lead and superior goal
difference gives us an abso-
lutely marvellous chance
with three games left."
Though United did the job
at Everton. they vere also
helped by the draw earned in
London b\ their north\\est
neighbours Bolton. managed h\

\ l,1i Li\ CC.
"Tl'1 be gi\mig him a hug and
a kiss." Ferguson 'ked.
"Maxbe two kisses."

ing the drop with a 3-0 win at
Wigan Athletic, while Sheffield
United did the same with a 1-0
victory over already-relegated
Charlton Athletic are still
in trouble after being
trounced 4-1 at Blackburn
A re-shuffled Liverpool lost
2-1 at Portsmouth, Tottenham
Hotspur won 3-2 at
Middlesbrough and'Aston Villa
beat Manchester City 2-0 away.
City have now failed to get
a goal at home in seven succes-
sive league matches, setting a
record for the longest home scor-
ing c' "ought in the English top
Title fortunes swung one
way and then the other on a
thrilling afternoon of sunlit foot-
ball, with Chelsea at one stage
level on points with United as
Alex Ferguson's men trailed on
Merseyside and Chelsea led in
west London.
The biggest drama was at
Everton, who were 2-0 up with
a deflected free kick by Alan
Stubbs after 11 minutes and a
superb shot by Manuel
Fernandes just after the re-start
before the hosts committed two
costly blunders.

Keeper lain Turner dropped

itte home in the 'lst minute.
and formnner ULnited defender Phil
Ne\ lie struck an attemptle

Down in the relegation clearance into his own net seven
battle. West -Ham United im- minutes later..
proved their hances-bf aoid- Rooney. still unpopular- -
,~~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ .-.'f .11. '* ** i, __..

with some Everton fans after
he left for United in 2004, got
the potentially title-winning
goal after riding one tackle
and then steering a shot into
the right-hand corner.
Eagles put the result be-
yond doubt as United staked
their claim to a title they could
win as early as next weekend,
making their game at Chelsea on
May 9 a 'dead' fixture.
United have a derby at
lacklustre Manchester City,
while Chelsea have a trickier
game on paper at London rivals
The champions, who face
United in the FA Cup final
on May 19 at Wembley, will
regret their missed chance at
home yesterday in a
rollercoaster game.
Slovakia defender Lubomir
Michalik gave Bolton a surprise
19th minute lead on his full de-
but, only for Chelsea's Ivorian

striker Salomon Kalou to level
soon after with a header. *
Kalou was also responsible
for Chelsea's second goal, send-
ing in a header that struck the
crossbar and rebounded into the
net off keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen
in the 33rd minute.
But as Chelsea closed in for
the kill, Bolton forward Kevin
Davies exploited a defensive
lapse to head an equaliser soon
after the re-start and Sam
Allardyce's men held on for a
Fans at both matches paid
tribute before kickoff with
sustained applause in
memory of former Everton
player and England 1966
World Cup winner Alan Ball,
who was found dead at his
home after a suspected heart
attack on Tuesday night.
Players marked the occa-
sion by wearing .black

Wpnleft) scored
gt.<9 CS r( --.-

In the third place playoff
match Mackenzie High
School (MHS), who were
bounced out in the semifinal,
won against Linden Founda-
tion Secondary (LFS) 55-49.
Travis Daniels had 12 points.
Akeem Kanhai 11 and Omar Sam
and Kevin Alleyne six each for the
MHS side while Orrin Rose with a
match-high 14, Devon Gittens 13
and Kevin Johnson 10 were the
top shoots for LFS.
Two awards were won by
Wisburg Secondary for being
the Most Disciplined and also
the Best Uniformed School of
the six-team tournament.
A number of United States-
based sponsors of this year's tour-
nament, whose contributions
amounted to over G$600 000, wit-
nessed the final. They included Leon
Moe, Orrin Louison, Marvin and
the founder of the Victory Valley
Royals basketball club and former
national women's coach Linden
'Sancho' Alphonso.
Also on hand were
Georgetown Amateur Basketball
Association president Chris
Bowman, Regional Education
Officer of Region 10 and official
Ms Wanda Richmond.
Two long-serving mem-
bers of the Victory Valley
Royqls Basketball Club ,Troy
Jeffrey and Alphie Fraser,
were honoured for their dedi-

(CMC) World Cup
standouts Carlos Edwards
and Dennis Lawrence are in
a 28-man Trinidad and To-
bago squad for the
CONCACAF Gold Cup tour-
nament in June.
- Head coach Wim Rijsbergen
has come with a draft list of
players to to-
wards selection for the Gold
Cup, which kicks off in the
United States on June 6.
Currently in Jamaica with
the National Under-17 team,
Rijsbergen and his assistants
came up with the list that in-
cludes five overseas-based play-
The home-based play-
ers on that list began
training on Thursday un-
der assistant Jan Van
Deinsen, the T&T Football
Federation (TTFF) an-
nounced in a release.
The five overseas-based
players, including four of them
who have made themselves
available for selection by omit-
ting their names from the list of
World Cup players involved in
an impasse with the TTFF, are
Sunderland midfielder Carlos
Edwards, Swansea City de-
fender Dennis Lawrence Walsall
goalkeeper Clayton Ince, St
Johnstone striker Jason Scot-
land with Sparta Rotterdam

midfielder Darryl Roberts com-
pleting the handful.
They will report to camp
from May 21.
T&T contesting Group
B open their Gold Cup cam-
paign on June 7 against El Sal-


vador in Los Angeles followed
by clashes with United States
and Guatemala.
The tournament's winners
will walk away with US$150
000 and a spot in the 2009
FIFA Confederations Cup in
South Africa.
Reigning Caribbean
champions Haiti will contest
Group A with Costa Rica,
Canada and Guadeloupe,
while Mexico, Panama, Hon-
duras and Cuba are in Group
C for the June 6-24 tourna-

Essequibo name 14

for GTM Under-19

one-day cricket

ESSEQUIBO selectors have named their 14-man squad for
the upcoming GTM Under-19 round robin one-day cricket
competition which is scheduled to start on Wednesday
against Demerara at the Guyana National Stadium at
The- team will be led by Norwayne Fredericks while
Royston Alkins has remained as vice-captain. Again the side
will be managed by Alvin Johnson and coached by Alfred
Essequibo will meet Berbice on Friday at the same In-
ternational venue in the second match before arch-rivals

'.U t ;'. o. ;I,, i C i LM.ta h .-t a t ,, L )j I tl iN ll IiS I V kL C - tlI -
tain). Anil Persaud, David Wallace, Delon Heyliger, 'Narindra
Madholall. Floyd Henry. Mikail Gonsalves, Kenworth Smith.
Andrew Wong, Kenzo Baksh (wkp.). Dane Drakes, Peter
Dowlin and Kevin Gordon.
The manager is Alvin Johnson with Alfred Maycock as
coach. j

LTI players pose with officials and sponsors.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 29, 2007 31

___________ *1.



By Ravendra Madholall

PROBABLY cricket enthusi-
asts would have been fasci-
nated with Australia's victory
over Sri Lanka in the ICC
World Cup final in Barbados
yesterday but at the
Georgetown Cricket Club
ground, Bourda, defending
champions Demerara
snatched a vital first innings
lead over Berbice and took
command at the end of the
second rain-interrupted day's
This is the final round of the
GTM 2007 Under-19 cricket
round robin Inter-county cricket
competition and the home team
were coasting nicely at 162 for
three enjoying a comfortable
overall lead of 201, after dis-
missing Berbice for 161 in their
first innings.
When bad light prema-
turely ended play at 17:55 h,


left-handed Vishal Singh had
30 and skipper Steven Jacobs
one. Openers Robin Bacchus
and Chris Patadin posted a
fine opening stand of 84 be-
fore the latter went for 40.
Patadin faced 87 balls, hit-
ting nine fours while
Bacchus batted for 103 min-
utes for his 47.
Rajendra Chandrika was
again in the runs striking 40.
Left-arm orthodox spinner
Veerasammy Permaul has so far
taken two for 46 from 21 overs
and leg-spinner Jonathan Foo
one for 52.
Chandrika, who scored a
brilliant century in the first game
against Essequibo, showed great
patience, concentration while
facing 54 deliveries hitting four
fours and a solitary six. Singh,
who has so far faced 84 balls in
80 minutes, hitting four fours,
also shared an impressive 57-run
third-wicket stand.

Earlier, Berbice resumed
the penultimate morning
precariously placed at 85 for
five with Foo on 29 and Eu-
gene La Fleur on two, but Foo
was quickly undone by left-
arm spinner Totaram Bishun

. "

nipping a catch to
wicketkeeper Joseph Perry
without adding to his over-
night score.
La Fleur, who demonstrated
good application and concentra-
tion never wavered and was left
unbeaten on a defiant 31 as
Permaul (12), Anthony Bramble
(8), and Devendra Ramotar (12)
fell cheaply.
The rain, which put a
stop to play for 73 minutes,
did not deter the buoyant
Demerara team.
Off-spinner Clive Andries
bagged four for 40 from 24
overs, his Malteenoes Sports
Club team mate Jacobs took
three for 49 from 23 overs
and Bishun, who continued
to be impressive, nabbed
three for 25 from 23.2 eco-
nomical overs.
Today is the final day and
an interesting day's play is

PELE Masters and Rastafari
Patriarchs are expected to
meet in the final of the
Santos Masters football Fes-
tival which concludes this af-
ternoon at the Tucyille Com-
munity ground.
Last Sunday both sides
played unbeaten in the Prelimi-
nary group competition to reach
today's semis set to kick off at
ten this morning. In the open-
ing game the Patriarchs tackle
Santos and in the other semi fi-
nal Pele oppose Houston Stars
at 11:00 h.
Among the Masters to be
on show at Tucville are: Pele
- Terrence Archer, Dennis
Hunte, Terry Nichols, Gary
Erskine and Cecil Jacques,
Santos- Selwyn Bailey,
Nicky Thompson, Ron Aus-
tin, Jolyn Lewis and An-
thony Caleb; Houston -

Rawle Trim, Lance Bur-
gess, Reginald Forde.
Derrik Junior and
Brentnol Trim and Patri-
archs Troy Wright. Vibert
Butts. Terry Burnette.
Gordon Brathwaite and
Hector Forte.
The losing semi-finalists
will meet in the third place
play-off at 15:00 h before the
Championship match set for
16:00 h. At stake is the Minis-
ter of Public.Works Challenge
Trophy while the losers will
collect the United Security and
Domestic Services Trophy.

Winning leap Leon Bishop. (Quacy Sampson photo)

By Isaiah Chappelle

WITH consistent leaps, Leon
Bishop of Royal Youth Move-
ment (RYM) won the Long
Jump of the National Senior
Track & Field Champion-
ships at the Justice Rudolph
Harper facility at the Thomas
Lands YMCA, yesterday.
The second place went to
Kizan Brumell of Police Sports
Club, third Kevin Bonnett of
Running -Brave and fourth
Japheth Hackett of Royal.
Bishop registered his best
leap of 6.26 metres in his first
and third attempts in 1.2 metres
per second wind. His second
leap was 6.23 metres.
Brumell had one good jump,
the second and third deemed no
jumps, marking 6.07 metres in
2.7 m/s wind.
Third-placer Bonnett's
best mark was in his second
attempt, leaping 5.95 metres
in 3.6 m/s wind, having had

the first jump discarded be-
cause of a no-jump.
Hackett best effort came in
his third jump, registering 5.91
metres in 3.8 m/s wind.
The women's jump did not
come off because just two ath-
letes turned up and one said she
would not compete. The rules
stipulate that three athletes
must enter for a competition.
At least one coach com-
plained about the state of the
runway on which two metal
stripes of about 10 centimetres
wide ran across the path, mark-
ing the triple jump points.
Some athletes slow their
run-up to avoid the strips and
the coach claims the situation
accounts for short jumps.
Brumell told Chronicle
Sport that accounted for his two
no-jumps because he had to cut
his run-up.
"You try to ignore it, but
you still hold back your run-
up. I hit the metal strip in my

run-up in the second at-
The strips should have been
covered with the same material
used for the runway but the
strips were still exposed for the
National meet.
President of the Athletic
Association of Guyana (AAG)
Claude Blackmore told
Chronicle Sport that a spe-
cial paste was required to do
the job and all was finished,
requiring that it should have
been imported but it was
available only in 45-litre
He said a local company of-
fered a substitute paste and the
metal strips would be covered
The AAG boss, however,
acknowledged that it should
have been done a long time ago.
Track and other field
events will be staged today at
the Police Sports Club
ground from 12:00 h.


The top contenders for the
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Bui thai. sadly, is noi %hat
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in Alberta, Canada,
teaches classes in interper-
sonal relationships. A few
years ago, she picked up the
book, "Seven Principles for
Making Marriages Work," by
John Gottman, MD, psycholo-
gist, relationship researcher
for 30 years, and founder of
The Gottman Institute in Se-
attle. Ever since discovering
the book, Boon has recom-
mended it to her students.

Secrets of a Happy
Long-lasting, happy mar:
riages have more than great
communication, Boon says.
"Dr. Gottman brings up some-
thing no one ever talks about -
that irreconcilable differences are
normal, that you just have to
come to terms with them, not
try to resolve the unresolvable.
On some level, that should have
been obvious, but it hasn't
Most marriage therapists
focus on "active listening,"
which involves paraphrasing,
validating, affirming your
spouse's feedback, says Boon.
"That's all well and good
and may help you get through
some conflicts in a less destruc-
tive way. But, as Dr. Gottman
puts it, "you're asking people
.to do Olympic-style gymnastics
when they can hardly crawl."
Many people will fail at those
techniques. Research indicates
that most people are dissatis-
fied with the outcome of mari-
tal therapy, that the problems
come back."
In happy marriages, Boon
points out, couples don't do
any of that!
Instead, you must'be nice to
your partner, research shows.
Make small gestures, but make
them often. "The little things
matter," says Boon. "What a
happy marriage is based on is
deep friendship, knowing each
other well, having mutual re-
spect, knowing when it makes
sense to try to work out an is-
sue, when it is not solvable.
Many kinds of issues simply
aren't solvable."
Learn how to identify is-
sues that must be resolved,
that can be "fruitfully dis-
cussed," she notes. "Learn to
live with the rest. Just put up
with it. All you do is waste
your breath and get angry
over these things that can't be
changed. You're better off not
trying to change them. Work
around them. Commit to
staying together, even though
this is something you don't
A long-lasting, happy mar-
riage is about knowing your part-
ner, being supportive, and being
nice. Research shows that, "for
every one negative thing you do,
there must be five positive things
that balance it out," says Boon.
"Make sure to balance the nega-
tives with positives. Your mar-

riage has to be heavily in favor
of the positives."
While it sounds easy -
and while it can be easy -
this commitment to being
nice is no small matter, Boon
says. "You have to do nice
things often. But it's harder
to be nice when the heat is on,
when you're really angry, or
when something has hap-
pened for the 15th time. Nev-

ertheless, the balance must
be heavily, heavily stacked in
the positive, to have a happy
Also, couples must stay in
touch with their special ways of
repairing the relationship. Boon
says. "It can be humor; it can
be whatever helps diffuse the
escalating heat. In happy mar-
riages, couples naturally do this.
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back on an even keel."

A Happy Marriage
Means Respecting
It's true. research has shown
that couples in satisfying,
happy marriages have more
positive emotions in their inter-
actions including discussions
of problems, says Shae Graham
Kosch, PhD, director of the be-
havioral medicine program in
community health and family at
the University of Florida at

Kosch has been married (to
the same man) for 32 years. She
has counseled unhappy couples
just as long.
"Most marital conflicts
don't ever get resolved says
Kosch. "There are always is-
sues around in-laws, children.
Solving the problems doesn't
really matter. What's crucial is
keeping things positive. You
have to accept the other
person's perspective, have an
appropriate discussion without
getting critical or blaming."
Other tips from Kosch:
Men in good relationships
don't react emotionally dur-
ing conflicts. Men in bad re-
lationships are more likely to
withdraw from the discussion.
They might actually leave the
room, look at the ceiling, or
tune out the conversation.
Wives in negative relation-
ships also get entrenched in
their particular viewpoint
and ultimately feel greater
anger and contempt.
Your attitude toward your
spouse plays out over the long
haul, she adds. "Couples that
have good marriages retain their
mutual respect and understand-
ing of each other even during
discussions of their differences

- will stay together much
The Myers-Briggs person-
ality test has helped many
couples tune into their own-
psyches whether they're a
thinking or feeling type, decisive
or perceiving, or flexible. Those
insights into themselves help
their relationships.
"It's a nonjudgmental mea-
surement. It doesn't say that
anyone is too rational or overly
emotional. We all have these
characteristics; in some people
they are more dominant."
Most importantly, for a
happy marriage, be committed
to seeing your partner's per-
spective. "Have a willingness to
understand, make changes in
yourself, and find some method
to get out of negative commu-
nication patterns negativity
that just escalates. Sometimes
that couple just can't move for-
ward. They develop what I call
manure-colored glasses.'"
One trick that works:
Discussing conflicts while
talking on the phone, rather
than face to face. "That re-
moves all nonverbal cues.
She won't see him looking at
the ceiling; he won't see her
rolling her eyes. It keeps
things more positive."

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Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007

The Best Years of Our Lives:

The Relevance of

Classic Hollywood

By Terence Roberts
WHY should I write about a
certain Film?
Does anyone care about my
opinions written here? This is
the sort of self-questioning any
Journalist who writes with the
hope of convincing readers asks
him or herself. I have long
wanted to write about "The
Best Years of Our Lives", a fa-
mous classic Hollywood Film in
quiet B&W, which won five
Academy Awards in 1947.
I first saw this film in the
1980's while living in Toronto,
but somehow while looking at
the film and thinking about it af-

terwards, I couldn't see it sim-
ply as a film about the lives of
five North Americans struggling
to reconnect individually and
socially with lovers and their
American society, after being
separated from both for years
during the second World War.
In fact the film kept re-
minding me of several simi-
lar human experiences and
social problems in a
Guyanese context. However,
the film's similarities with
local experiences and prob-
lems have nothing to do with
World War II returnees
whether local or North

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The film's local relevance
applied to the 1970's onward.
when successive Guyanese gov-
ernments and social spokesper-
sons, via speeches, brochures,
reports etc, have continually ex-
horted expatriate Guyanese
studying and living in the UK,
the USA, Canada, Europe etc,
to return to help build their
now Independent Republic with
their educational ability and
skills, their knack for business
ventures, etc.
First of all the film's title
"The Best Years of Our Lives"
is very meaningful, because it
makes viewers think about their
personal lives, rather than sim-
ply the lives of the characters
in the film.
Secondly, the average
viewer, for example, local
Guyanese, if they pay close at-
tention to the film throughout
will notice that its freedom of
expression, its intelligence, the

caring morality, sentiment and
social sensitivity of its story, all
add up to a film that feels im-
mediately real, a film that is not
a fantastic concoction of exag-
gerated actions and plot, but
rather a film about what every-
day people experience in their
search for employment, love,
business opportunities, kind-
ness, and the right sort of indi-
vidual who will make a lasting
lover, husband, wife, etc, be-
cause they understand that hu-
man pleasure and social plea-
sure are values more permanent
than the pursuit of money
This is the difference between
"The Best Years of Our Lives" and
most Hollywood films of today; a
film like this one deals with a basic
topic that no amount of material
progress can ever make obsolete.
It is impossible to appreci-
ate a classic film like "The Best
Years of Our Lives" without un-

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DANA Andrews and Virginia Mayo on the Video cover of
the "Best Years of Our Lives".

derstanding that we owe thanks
to the film's director William
Wyler (who also directed that
other evergreen film classic:
"Mrs Miniver").
It is Wyler's artistic person-
ality with its sensitive care and
socialist justness, which guides
the film into our hearts. Three
actors and three actresses ex-
plore and reflect the human vir-
tues of the' film Dana
Andrews, Frederick March and
Harold Russell, meet at the
films opening when they get a
flight back to their hometown at
the end of the Second World
They had never met be-
fore, but the unique circum-
stance of returning together
to their old hometown leads
to their friendship. Dana
Andrews, the film's lead star,
has the highest rank of the
three returnees, but as a ci-
vilian he has little social sta-
tus beside Frederick March,
who turns out to be a re-
spected bank manager.
In one brilliant scene March

doles out a risky loan to a poor
farmer who needs to be trusted
so that he can prove his worth.
This is one of the most beauti-
ful moments of social daring in
the film. In contrast, it turns
out that Dana Andrews is too
poor for his materialistic girl-
friend, fabulously acted by Vir-
ginia Mayo, who it seems
mainly liked Andrews for the
way he looked in his military
uniform. When he is locked out
of their flat on his return due to
her absence, luckily he is waited
on by March, his wife and
daughter who take him, for the
It is here that Teresa
Wright in a brilliant caring
role as March's daughter, ob-
serves Andrews lonely plight
and begins to fall in love with
him. The film suggests that
true love must be built on
sentiment, mutual need, and
understanding, not calculat-
,ing material aspirations. The
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by Petamber Persaud
THE inclusion of
two new sections
namely "List of
Publishers" and
"Number of Books
Published by Year" in the
second edition of Lal
Balkaran's "Bibliography of
Guyana and Guyanese
Writers" adds greater
stature to an already
monumental scholarship on
Guyanese literature.
The book itself is a wel-
comed addition to the growing
interest and increasing scholar-
ship in Guyanese literature. And
its compiler is likened by Jan
Carew to "other pioneers and
unique researchers like Dr.
Johnson who produced the first
dictionary of the English lan-
guage, ...that great Spanish
grammarian, Elio Antonio de
Nebrija" and Richard Allsopp
who produced the "Dictionary
of Caribbean English Usage".
An examination of the sec-
tion marked "Number of Books
Published by Year" will reveal
a progressive increase in pub-
lished Guyanese titles. This ex-
amination will also show an up-
surge in writing especially by
Guyanese from the period just
prior to Independence, an up-
surge which continued and ex-
panded into the Post-Colonial
period, reaching a high in 1988
the year marking two impor-
tant events in the history of
Guyana namely the 150th anni-
versary of full emancipation and
the 150th anniversary of the ad-
vent of Indians from India to
'hereafter there was a
slight dip then published
books by Guyanese took off
again in 1992 the year
marking the return of elec-
toral reforms and denocracyv
in Guyana. The year 1992
marked the return to politi-
'al power of the Peopie's
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of Guyana and

one or by a native Guyanese on
or about any subject is
Guyanese literature.
So it is easier now to under-
stand the ambit of research con-
ducted by Mr. Balkaran who
named sources to include con-
sulates, the British Library, Na-
tional Library of Australia, Na-
tional Library of Canada, Li-
brary of Congress, the
Smithsonian Institute and the
National Library of Guyana.
Mr. Balkaran acknowledges the
contributions made by individu-
als including Prof. Jan Carew,
Dr. Joy Gleason Carew, Dr. Ian
McDonald, Sir Ronald Saunders
and Petamber Persaud.
The "Bibliography of
Guyana and Guyanese Writ-
ers" will further enhance and
promote Guyanese literature
and enrich the lives of



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writers and better-known for his
novel "Black Midas" in his fore-
word to the book declared that
"the work is open-ended and
will remain as a legacy for oth-
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Hence this second edition
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lessly, sometimes 40 times in an eight-hour.period. He says noth-
ing sexual happened. I don't believe him. He has a history of ly-
ing to me. I have talked with other women, and they say my hus-
band acts single. He never wears a wedding ring either.
I'm a good woman, a great wife and mother, but I am con-
tinually disrespected. I recently agreed to marriage counsel-
ing. We've had three sessions, and he has not been totally
honest. I know now I can't change him. I love him, but am

so very tired of the lies, late night phone calls, hidden phone
records, and flirtatious e-mail. I feel like a fool. Lately. I feel
the best thing for me is to call it quits.



I going into marriage counseling with someone who isn't going
to tell the truth is like going to a physician and lying about your
symptoms. There's no way that can work.
Counselors aren't supposed to take sides, but your counselor
wants you to hear what he or she knows we will tell you. And
what is that? You have the power to make an honest man out of
your husband. You can make sure the next time he tells a woman
he is recently divorced and just beginning to date again, he is telling
the truth.
Sometimes we get stuck in patterns of thought which don't
make sense. Let's see, rich people put their pants on one leg at a
time. If I put my pants, on one leg at a time, then I will become....
No, that one's not going to work. Let's try another one. If I go to
counseling with a two-timing, double-dealing, dirty dog.... No,
that's not going to work either.
Wise counselors have the power to lead people to the right
solution. Wise counselors do it every day. But people must
realize the right solution may not be the one they hoped for.


Authors and columnists Wayne and Tamara
Mitchell can be reached at

Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964,
Springfield, MO 65801 or email:


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified Manufacturers
and Suppliers to tender for the Supply of.the following Separate Tenders:

Complete Gearboxes and Motors with Switchgears for
Albion Factory

One Pump Complete with Motor, Gearbox, Switchgear&
Bedplate forAlbion Factory
One Injection Water Pump Complete with Motor, Starter and
Bedplate forAlbion Factory
One Boiler Feed Pump Turbine for Albion Factory

Juice Flow Controls for Wales Factory

Boiler Feedwater & Drum Low Level Controls for Rose Hall Factory

Bid dosing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from the
Purchasing Manager Factory at the address below:

Materials Manaqement ,ln ...-'.

East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910, 3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322
.\: L OC' 1TI7 FO R T: \ 'IR ,)PhE..\ I. G l;;.. liE S I i:EI O1 TE.VDER DO( I L T
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himp: \.gn iisu'e.c, ni; and clicking on "in\ stations To Iender"

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport had acquired the following BMW
vehicles for official use in the RIO Summit and the Cricket World Cup:



Year Model

2007 BMW320i 1998cc
2007 BMW X3 SAV 2.5 LitreSI



The Ministry is inviting sealed bids for the purchase of these vehicles on an 'as
is, where is' basis. Inspection by interested Tenderers will be accommodated
daily at the location stated for the period April 25, 2007 to May 03, 2007 by
appointment with Assistant Commissioner, Ronald Stewart or call in person at
the Police Headquarters, Eve Leary during normal working hours.

Tenders-must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification" of the
Tenderer on the outside and must be clearly marked on the top left-hand
corner, "Tender for Sale of Vehicles, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport."
Tenders for each vehicle must be done separately.

The envelopes should be addressed to: The Chairman, National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the above address not later
than 09:00 h on May 11,2007.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00 h on Friday, May 11, 2007 and Tenderers or
their authorized representatives may be present to observe the opening of
Tenders at the National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration,
Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport reserves the right to reject any or P,,
Tenders without assigning reasons.

Keith H. Booker, M.S.M
Permanent Secretary


Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007

Page VI

Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007

The Relevance

of Classic From page

a man who refuses to act "big" or "hang his hat higher
than he can reach", is a major attraction of the film, while
Myrna Loy as March's coy, wise, liberal wife anchors the film
in a river of mental strength. Harold Russell on the other hand
is the shocking returnee who must face his fianc6 and family
even though he never told them his lower hands were blown
off in the war.
Can his fiance still accept and love him as she did when he was
normal? These are some of the many valuable questions this bril-
liant classic American film asks us, as viewers who must surely
face similar situations in our lives as well. "The Best of Years of
Our Lives" is a perfect example of a classic Hollywood film which
captures the pains and pleasures of similar Guyanese characters,
whether local residents or those who return to rebuild their lives
and their nation.
The film is an example of the best style of art which re-
veals the common values of social caring, and the need for
romantic love shared by all people and societies that value liv-
ing in a calm civilised manner.
Recently I decided to finally write about this film when I saw
it advertised with visual illustrations in a 1963 Guyana Daily
Chronicle, 17 years after it had been made, and had obviously al-
ready been shown over decades ago in Guyana.
Now here it was again, brought back at Georgetown's Globe in
1963, at a time when the front page of the newspaper was filled
with terrible daily racial/political local violence.
All the cinemas that week were also showing brilliant intelli-
gent classic films like: "A Song is Born", about swing jazz, star-
ring Danny Kaye; "On the Beach" one of the first important films
about nuclear threats to the world and its environment, with Gre-
gory Perk and Ava Gardner; "Pocketful of Miracles" another classic
with Glenn Ford, Betty Davis etc, about a poor street lady helped
by a charming reformed gangster; "Colorado Territory" with Joel
McCrea, considered one of the best westerns ever made, and sym-
pathetic to the so-called "Red Indians"; also "Man in the Green
Carnation" starring Peter Finch as Oscar Wilde, the famous witty
gay English playwright of 1.9th century London; and "The
Chapman Report" with Jane Fonda, from the famous report re-
vealing the sexual view-points of modem women.
All these intelligent films were playing together during
one week, something not even local TV equals in 2007. The
fact that "The Best Years of Our hives" was showing at a such
a time in Guyana's history was perhaps a suggestion that the
best years of our lives were either coming to an end, or plan-
ning to return again in the future that is today.


THERE can be no doubt that hemorrhage (bleeding) is fre-
quently associated with the profession of dentistry. Also,
no one can deny that bleeding after an extraction is a pe-
rennial worry of many patients.
No other profession has been so involved in this process
to save the time when medicine was preoccupied employing
'leaches to blood let' as a form of treatment.
Based on the time of occurrence, hemorrhage can be classi-
fied as primary, intermediate, or secondary.
Primary hemorrhage occurs during the time of surgery and
is attributable to cutting and blood vessels. Under normal con-
ditions the application of pressure along with retraction and
contraction of blood vessels is sufficient to promote arrests.
Frequently, when infiltration anesthesia is used, the vaso-
constriction (contracting of blood vessels) agent involved also
helps to promote the arrest of bleeding. It is apparent that many
factors both extrinsic and intrinsic can prevail to promote co-
Intermediate hemorrhage refers to bleeding which occurs
within 24 hours of surgery (extraction). The likelihood of this
happening is as a result of many factors, e.g. Removal of pres-
sure, dissipation of vasoconstriction agents, and relaxation of
blood vessels.
Secondary hemorrhage occurs 24 hours after surgery and is
frequently attributable to many factors, e.g., intrinsic trauma
(loose bone chips), infection, etc.
The post-extraction wound basically, and for the sake of
discussion, consists of two types of tissues, hard and soft. The
hard tissue component, bone constitutes the greatest part of
the wound. Hemorrhage thus can occur from wither one of the
Bleeding from bone can be difficult to control because
unlike soft tissue wound, the walls cannot be collapsed and
approximated to provide the relaxation required to promote
retraction and contraction of the vessels.


The Dentist Advises

Perhaps. the most common cause of hemorrhage is due
to the pressure of infection, periodontal (gum) and
periapical (root tip). Whenever there is infection, there is
frequently inflammatory proliferation granulationn tissue)
and inflammatory hyperemia (increased blood flow).
Therefore, there is an increase in the number of blood
vessels along with hyperemia. *
The treatment for hemorrhage can be arbitrary grouped as
follows: prevention, pressure, cold. haemostatic agents, and
vasoconstrictors (local anesthetic).
Methods of minimize, if not prevent, hemorrhage should
be restored to. Atrumatic surgery, elimination of chronic bleed-
ing granulation tissue, removal of fracture splinters of bone, ex-
cision of old necrotic clots (if such is the case) are suggested
measures well worth taking. Preventive therapy is undoubtedly
one of the most important forms of therapy available to con-
trol hemorrhage.
The method of applying direct pressure to the wound is
certainly the most effective one to stop bleeding. By compress-
ing the margins of the wound will be permitted to retract and
The patient should bite on the cotton or gauze for an hour
in order to aid in collapsing blood vessels and encourage clot-
ting. Suturing, filling the wound with gauze soaked in benzoin,
applying ice packs, injecting local anesthetic around the site are
all ways to arrest bleeding.
Premarin and Vitamin K administered systemically can
also be used.

Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

Guysufo is in iling applications for the position of Group Electrical Engineer to pro\ ide
technical advice and support serve ices to all factories, ensuring, proper use and
maintenance o equipment in plant and at outstations.

Design. procure, install and commission new electrical equipment in factories to
improvelperfurmnance in collaboration with project team,.
Advise on manpower requirements and policies in respect ol'the application, installation
operation and maintenmace electrical systems and associated equipment
Visit estates and advise management on electrical motors. starters, transtbmners. and
associated equipment,
Advise eleccliical departments in the compilation ofmaintenance and capital-budgets.

A Bachelor's )Degree in Electrical Engineering plus live years experience in a related
A Diploma in Electrical Engineering plus seven years experience in a related field.
Demonstrated knom lcdge and understandingol instrumentation and controls,
Abilil\ to operate and maintain-all types ofinsltrument and control systems.

An altrlact\ C coItmpensation package aw alts the .ucceCsl'ful candidates.

S ncld \ lppi ll.dtii n & CV nij laicL l-i.n 1 I llh. la. 2110''7 I:

entplo\ ae"!ti ,egt.isst..c o..., i.o-
IThe Recruitmient l'ficer
( Giana SuLgar LI orporai'ton Inc.
Ogle I sltatl. iasl I .'D(.'ast [)c eriI a
Tel: (502),22-2 ('030-41


Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

- Guysuco is inviting suitably qualified persons to apply for the position of Estate
Medical Officer to work in the Berbice Region.

Main Responsibilities:

To attend to the general and environmental health matters affecting the estate,
examine and treat estate employees and their families and advise estate
management on all health related matters.


MBBS or MD Degree
Three (3) years experience in the practice of general medicine
Registration to practice medicine

Knowledge of Public Health will be an asset

An attractive compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

Send Application & CV no later than 11 th, May 2007 to: or
The Recruitment Officer
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara
Tel: (592) 222 6030-41
Fax: (592)222 6048


Page VII


Pag I ...... ....Chronicle.April.29,.2007

Mar shal levied on


immovable property lste
-bad levy

nI stead of movable

I N 1961, a marshal
of the Supreme
Court was called
upon to execute a
Segment in relation to
a court order that
embodied movable
properties as well as
immovable properties.
The marshal in accordance
with his job should proceed
firstly by levying on the mov-
able property and would only
interfere with the immovable
properties where the movable
property was inadequate to ful-
fil the judgment.
Instead the Marshal in the
case of Singh versus Mc Loggan
began his exercise by levying on
the immovable properties and
refrained from interfering with
the movables.
The applicant Singh,

represented by Dr. Fenton
Ramsahoye, S.C. with C.A. F.
Hughes, appealed against the
judgment of the Supreme
The Federal Supreme Court
constituted by Justices Rennie,
Archer and Wylie, who heard the
matter, allowed the appeal with
Attorney-at-law, Mr.
Clinton Wong represented the
It was pointed out that Or-
der 36, r, 42 (1), of the Rules
of the Supreme Court, 1955, re-
quires the marshal in executing
a writ of execution to levy on
the judgment debtor's movable
In the event of the movable
property taken in execution be-
ing in the marshal's opinion in-
sufficient, he may under 0. 36
r. 42 (2) proceed to levy on the
judgment debtor's immovable

Where the marshal
purported to levy on
immovable property without
first levying on
movables...the Federal Court
held that Order 36, r. 42 gives
no power to the marshal to
proceed to levy on immovable
property until he has first
levied on movable property
and the purported levy was
consequently irregular and
must be set aside.
The resulting effect was
that the appeal was allowed by
the Federal Supreme Court fol-
lowing a two-day hearing on
February 21, 22, 1961.
The judgment of the court
was delivered by Justice C.
According to Justice
Wylie, the appellant has ap-
pealed against a judgment of
the Supreme Court of British


Guiana dismissing his claim
praying for an order that the
levy on his land be canceled
and the sale conducted by
the marshal of the Supreme
Court in respect of the land
be set aside.
The judge added, "The


Appeal allowed

r.Ib fiIes By George Barclay

only ground of appeal that has
been argued before this court is
that the marshal is bound in the
execution of this writ to levy
first upon movables and only
after having done that is he
authorised to levy on .immov-
ables ".
Justice Wylie went on
to say, "the evidence given
by the marshal and the
return made to the writ
shows in fact that no levy
was made on movables and,
indeed, it has been
conceded before us by
counsel for the respondent
that no such levy was made.
"There is no doubt that
the writ did require the mar-
shal to levy first upon mov-
ables. It was submitted to us
at considerable length that
this was a requirement of

Please see page XIV


---------- --- --- .

I am 70 years old and employed. I only began to pay N( age 64-.,
Can I get NIS old age Benefit?

Sorry! From the information you have given, the. answer is Ne. I

Employees do not pay NIS Contribution after age 60. If NIS Contributions ,,
are being deducted from your income, this should cease immediately ... '
and you can claim a refund of all Contributions deducted after age 60.
Your employer can also claim his/ her part. For Pensioners over 60 who
are employed the onus is on the employer to pay contribution for the
employee. This is paid at a rate of 1.5% to cover persons over 60 6dr".
under 16 years old for Industrial Benefits.

Please note that I am concerned about your employment record prior to --
age 60 as there may be something that you are overlooking a^
qualify you for Old age Benefit. I suggest you visit or call the Publtc4i
and Public Relations Unit or your nearest NIS Office and speak with an IM



Guyana Rice Development Board

Padi & Rice Grading Regulations 2007
To all millers and purchasing agents of paddy and rice

Please be informed that the Guyana Rice Development Board (Padi and
Rice. Grading) Regulations 2007 has been signed by the Honourable
Minister ofAgriculture Mr. Robert Persaud MBA, MP on the 2nd ofApril 2007
and will be gazetted on 28h April 2007.

Below are some notable changes under the said Regulations:

1. Weighing ofpadi and rice

(a) Under Section 3 (3) "any person who has a scale with capacity in
excess of two metric tonnes shall fit the, scale with an electronic
display to show the weight in kilogrammes.

(b) Section 4 (1) states that:
"the price of padi traded for the manufacture of rice shall be
calculated on a metric tonne (1000 Kg) basis where the padi is
cleaned and dried to a moisture of 14 percent".

2. Determination of Moisture

"where the moisture content exceeds fourteen percent, the
moisture deduction chart in the second schedule shall be used to
determine the necessary adjustment in the weight of the padi". -
Section 6(7)

3. Grading Fees and Graders'Licence

Additionally, please note that under Section 10 (a) fees for grading a bag of
rice for local consumption shall be twenty dollars and and 11 (1) states the
new fees of five thousand dollars to be paid for the issuance of a Graders
Licence, which is valid fora period of 2 years.

These Regulations are effective immediately and all stakeholders are
requested to comply with same no laterthan 30 June 2007.

By Order of
Guyana Rice ,
Development Board


E-mail: pr nis(
Tel: 227-3461.
----------------------- -I

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.

C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
PO0 Roxv 1011

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Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007

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Mffdy'Chbnl~d Adl-2,'-207 peam

Foreign Exchange Market Activities

Summary Indicators

SPillV Friday, April 20. 2007- Thursday. April 26, 2007
Buying Rate Selling Rate
R Bank of'Barodta 200.00 200.00 20600 206.50
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 20.00
Citizens Bank 195.00 199.00 204.00 204.25
Demcraia Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 196.00 I 198.00 204.00 204.0R
RBGL 195.00 ? 200.00 202.00 206.00
Bank Average 196.33 199 00 204.00 204.96
Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.92 203.32
BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: USS1 .00 = GS201.75
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank .ci erage 151.67 160.83 17117 i75.50
C. Pound Sterling
olio/, I veraye 344.17 365.50 1,..50 393

I). Eu o .
3, In ," .l' ,r, ge 237 50 .; 2.i.5 200-',
E. Selected Cariconi Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered Rate
for Thu., April 26, 20077
'ITS- GS28.Sl
13dos$ GS 92.14 6 months 5.35438% US .25%1'
JS GS 4.45 1 year 5.27438% Guyana (wgt.) 14.46%
ECS "GS 67.79
BelizeS.- G$ 94.60
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.


An Export oriented company is seeking highly motivated
individuals to fill the following positions immediately

Confidential Secretary/Receptionist
Applicants should be at least 25 35 years old
Computer literate (Microsoft Office) with passes in 5 subject CXC
or equivalent
4 years experience in this capacity with good interpersonal skills,
and a pleasant personality
Salary $50.000, $60.000 per month

Senior Accounts Clerk
Applicants should be at least 22 years of age
Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
Passes in 5 subjects, CXC or equivalent inclusive of Mathematics,
English, Accounts, CAT Level 111
3 years experience in a similar position
Working knowledge of Peach Tree or Quickbooks or other
Computer Accounting System
Salary $50.000, $60.000 per month

Data Entry Clerk

Applicant should be at least 22 years old,
Computer Literate ( Microsoft Office)
5 subjects CXC including Mathematics and English
2 years experience in a similar position
Salary $40.000, $45.000
Please send applications and detailed CV to:-

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N. B. Salaries Quoted are dependant on qualifications and experience

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We have all models of toner & cartridges.
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GUYOIL is one of the main Importers of Redefined Fuel Products Diesel,
Gasoline, Kerosene, Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), CASTROL Lubes & Bitumen
The Company owns a large fleet of Road Tank Wagons (RTW) and other
Vehicles. It also owns five (5) Service Stations with a large number of Fuel
Dispensing Pumps.
The Company hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons to
fill the following vacancies:

This is a senior managerial position and the successful candidate will report
to the Managing Director.
Major Responsibilities:
Manage the Procurement and Inventories of:
Refined Fuel Product
CASTROLLubes & Bitumen Products
Spares for Vehicles and Dispensing Pumps & Consumables
-Capital Equipment
Manage the Company's Tender System
Qualifications & Experience:
(a) A Bachelor's Degree Majoring in Accounts, Economics, Computer
Science, Manaoement OR a Degree in Mechanical or Electrical
Engineering O_ Equivalent Qualification.
(b) At least three (3) years Senior Management experience in
Procurement, Inventory Management, Shipping or related field.
(c) Must be Computer literate Microsoft Word, Spreadsheet, Excel,
Internet and E-mail.
Persons who have previously applied, need not re-apply.

Main Responsibility:
To administer the components of the Company's data netw ork including
workstations, network-servers, network infrastructure and Internet and
data services from contracted service provider. Provide cover for the
Netw ork Operations of the Company.
Reqo ownica et:
a. B. Sc in Electrical/Electronics/Compluter En inecrini or Comnputer
Science or equivalent.
b. Two (2) years experience in installation. maintenance and support of
data networks.
Must have good problem solving ability, excellent oral and written
communication and inter-personal skills.
Applications with two (2) references should he submitted to the
Administrative The Guyana Oil companyy Limited. 166 Waterloo
Street. South Cumningsburg. Georgetown. no later than May 15.2007.

By Tony Fraser
Covering Cricket World Cup

IT is frightening that
there exist cricket
scribes, amongst
them former world
famous players, who
believe that the
departure of Brian Lara
is the partial or whole
solution to the free-fall
that West Indies
cricket has been
experiencing over the
last 15 years.
As evidence of this shallow
understanding of the problems
of W.I. cricket are statements

such as "it would be good to
make a fresh start now that Lara
has gone"; and, "his departure
clears the way for the advance
of the team."
However, these expressions
in the belief that Lara as captain
was the problem are not
A couple years ago a
notable West Indian scribe was
saying that Lara should have
gone then as his supreme
capability with the bat was
undermining the confidence of
the other less-gifted and
mentally deficient players in the

Batsman or captain?
Such supposedly informed
and intelligent scribes forget

when they seek to lay complete
blame at the feet of Lara, that
he has not been the captain
during the entire period of the
15-year decline of W.I. cricket.
They forget too that Richie
Richardson was destroyed. as a
batsman when he took-up the

that he all -but got a
physical and psychological
breakdown during his term as
captain .

that the great Courtney
Walsh did little with the team

that Jimmy Adams moved
from a promising batsman with
an appetite for big scores and
high averages to a man who
could barely hit the ball off the



Bids are hereby invited for the sale of SPARE PARTS located at AMC's Everton Plant, East Bank
Berbice on a "where is and as is basis".

Bids are invited for the following brands and categories of inventory spares:-

Brands Brands Brands Caegoties

Manitowoc Mazda Pick Up Nordberg General Use
Komatsu Tractor Bob Cat Wisconsin Engine Electrical
Fordson 550 Tractor Hyster Fork Lift MF Tractor Conveyor
Razz Scooter Austin Western Quincy Compressor Compressor
Samurai Grove Crane Lincoin Electric Co, Hardware
Northwest Dragline Caterpillar Pumps
Ford Bus Mini 850 Steam Power Plant
Mitsubishi Austin Maxi Calcine
Quincy Compressor General Motors Backhoe

Between 08:00h -164:30h from Mondays to Fridays prospective bidders or their representative can:-

Uplift an information package for the Everton Plant at a cost of G$1,000 and

Visit and inspect the various spare parts being offered.

Bids must be submitted to AMC at its Everton Plant location not later than May 16, 2007 at 14:00h.
Bids should be placed in a sealed envelope and titled (Bids for spare parts) and deposited at AMC's
Everton Plant.

The Tenderer must indicate what brand or category of spares they are bidding for and the price for all
spares in the brand or category since the sale is in lots or bundles.

The Bids should be addressed to:
The Plant Manager
Aroaima Mining Company Everton Plant
East Bank Berbice
Tel. (592) 333-2233
Cel. (592) 623-3931

PUINICILGOG reserves the right to change the structure of any future spare parts sale.

square having to retire "
prematurely -
that Carl Hooper's
already mediocre performances
as a batsman slid even further
as captain

that Chanderpaul saved

Richardson by quickly handing .
back the captaincy .l -
that Andy Roberts,
Malcolm Marshall, Rohan '
Kanhai, Roger Harper, Jeffrey .
Dujon and Sir Viv Richards were .
frustrated out of the position of
coach of the West Indies team -

that Gus Logie was
dumped as supposedly
unsuccessful .

that even the great Clive .
Lloyd and the incomparable Sir
Garry Sobers had only marginal
success in their various stints
and roles with the West Indies
cricket team of the last 15 years.

Structural problems ..
Has it not dawned on them ... .
that no single individual has or
could be considered responsible :
for the generational decline in
West Indian cricket?
Don't they understand
that it is almost irrelevant
when Brian left or was forced
to leave; that the problems go

Please see page XI




The Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security invites
applications for the following positions:

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

Kindly sehd-all applications to:
Public Service Commission
Fort Street, Kingston
Georgetown. -

Closing date for applications is May 4,2007.

Job description /Job specification for both positions can be
uplifted from the Personnel Department, Ministry of Labour,
Human Services & Social Security or from Personnel Department,
Public Service Commission.

Trevor Thomas
Permanent Secretary


...... ....... ......................

erWC s viewa

reporter's view

Sunday'1trontee'April ,9 9,2007-

Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007

Page XI

much deeper than is being
conceived of?
Do they not understand
that there was only one time
in the recent past of West
Indies that the issue of who
was captain was important,
that time being when the
WICBC refused to appoint
Desmond Haynes as the
captain to succeed Viv
Richards and instead put
Richardson into a role he
was not ready for?
Yes, that was when the
board failed to understand
the importance of the
influence of Haynes as a
senior member of the Lloyd/
Richards era being needed to
make the transition, to bring
the culture, the work ethic
and the spirit of domination
to another group of young
men to allow the West
Indian cultural supremacy,

confidence in self, confidence
in how we interact with the
teams from the Developed
World, to prevail?
Are they not able to
understand that the problems
of W,I. cricket are structural,
not merely in the organization
of the cricket but in the social
problems of West Indian

Captain too early?
The disaster of the
Richardson appointment as
captain was compounded when
Lara was handed the captaincy
when he was even less
equipped than Richardson was.
But the above only touches
on the captaincy aspect of the
failures of the board to
critically understand what was
happening with W.I. cricket
and what was and continues to
be needed.
Packed with businessmen
and astute administrators, the
boards of the 1970s and 1980s
failed to perceive of the
possibility of being able to

into a world champion
unit, or to hark back to his
immature days and ways,
From page IX not even an attempt to say
that he should have been
allowed to continue on for

another series or until he
reached 40.
What the column is saying
is that Lara's departure will
make no difference to the
serious structural problems of
West Indies cricket.
That the problems are
far-reaching, that the
problems are "beyond the
boundaries" of cricket: that
instead of attempting to
borrow solutions from
Australia we have to
develop our own, and that
the need is to transform the
structures of W.I. cricket if
we are to ever again become

capitalise on the commercial
value of the great teams of the
They therefore fated their
successor boards to eventually
go cap-in-hand to the likes of
Digicel to support W.I. cricket
when hundreds of millions
could have been earned during
the period of dominance.
Indeed, instead of
discerning the emerging times
of sponsorship in cricket, the
WICBC did everything within
its power to hold back the
advancing commercialization by
banning the players who chose
to follow their fortunes with
the Australian tycoon, Kerry
Where were these "far-
sighted" scribes during that
period? Why did they not
suggest to the board what lay
ahead and what had to be done
to make commercial use of the

Lloyd/Richards teams?
Why did the scribes not
suggest to the board that there
was need for a clinical
assessment of the methods,
planning and strategies of
Lloyd to be able to encapsulate
them and modernize to continue
producing world champion

Here in Kingston on the
evening when Lara
announced his retirement,
social commentator/
comedian, Oral Tracey, did
this wonderful spoof in true,
true calypsonic style
suggesting that now that
Lara is gone everything
would be alright with W.I.
team: "the untalented would
become talented; the
indisciplined would become
disciplined ..."
This is not a defence of
Lara, his unorthodox
captaincy, his inability to
convert a talented team


one of the leading teams in
international cricket.
But I cannot end here
without saying that the
cricketing world will remain
eternally joyous for the
sublime skills of Brian Lara;
his West Indian creativity.
his sense of timing, above all.
his ability to perceive shot-
making possibilities that
others could only dream
about and his ability to
sustain those gifts and
insights to the end, never
becoming a mere accumulator
of runs.
For generations to come,
the video of Lara dancing to
the spinners, sweeping the
deadly "Murali" will remain
the standard for great
batsmanship. (BBC

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THE Indian Monument Gardens.

THE Indian Commemoration
Trust (ICT) will host
"Pushpanjali" on May 4 at
the Indian Monument Gar-
dens, and is promising a mes-
merizing programme of songs
and dances.
Pushpanjali, indicating a
continuous flow of flowers, is in
its seventh year. The programme
is put together for the anniver-
sary of the arrival of East Indi-
ans to Guyana.
Among the performers this
year are the renowned pandit
Prakash Gossai, award winning
dancers Nadira and Indranie Shah,
singers and dancers of the Indian
Cultural Centre, the talented Kiran
Mattai, filmi and contemporary stu-
dio Sitarie, featuring its lead per-
formers, and others.
The programme is billed to
be an easy flow of songs and

dances, and will include an
awards ceremony featuring dis-
tinguished Indo-Guyana who
have made a significant impact in
their communities and to the
country as a whole.
The ICT has as its chairman
well known businessman Yesu

The Trust has always held
the programme at the Indian
Monument Gardens, which was
set up to commemorate the first
indentured labourers from India
who arrived in then British
Guiana on May 5, 1838.
The monument had
its genesis at an August 1987
meeting between Yesu Persaud,
Lloyd Searwar, Roy Prashad,
Ishmael Bacchus, Fazia Bacchus,
Ronald Ali, Hemrak Kission, Pat

Dial. Dr. Sukdeo. Iris Sukdeo
and Ayube Hamid. They met to
discuss hosting a grand celebra-
tion for the 150 anniversray of
the arrival of the frist East Indi-
ans. Persaud was appointed
chairman of the 150th anniver-
sary committee.
In May 1998, during his
visit for the celebrations Indian
Vice President Dr. Shankar Dyal
Sharma promised to offer help to
the committee in its intentions
ot build a monument.
After looking around for a
while, the site at Camp and
Church street was found to be
suitable. The committee ap-
proached the then Mayor
Compton Young, who said
that the spot was very low but
if the committee wanted to
make it into a garden he had
no problem, since he had no

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use for the site.
Neraly 1000 loads of sand
and dirt was used to fill up the
A countrywide competition
was launched seeking drawings or
sketches of what the monument
should look like. Hundreds of en-
tries were received from Berbice and
Essequibo, most of them having the
concept of sailing ships.
The committee chose the
winning entry, which was a ship
that looked like the Whitby,
which brought the first set of In-
dian workers to these shores.
An architect from India came
to Guyana and worked closely
with local architect Albert
Rodrigues (who the committee
renamed Albert Singh) to map
out a plan of what the garden
should look like.
The ship builder also came
to Guyana and returned to India
to construct the ship. The archi-
tect and builder returned to
Guyana when the ship arrived
here and they helped in setting
up the monument.
The anniversary commit-
tee was converted into a Trust
11 years ago. Today, the gar-
den is beautifully kept and is
maintained with the help of
the business community.

THE Nadira and Indranie
Shah Dance Troupe is putting
on its annual dance produc-
tion Nrityageet on the anni-
versary of the arrival of East
Indians to Guyana.
The production is in its 28th
year and owes tribute to the two
sisters, one living in Umea, Swe-
den and the other in Virginia,
USA, who return to Guyana ev-
ery year for the staging.
This year, the opening se-
quence takes stock of the cul-
tures that existed in Guyana be-
fore the indentured labourers ar-
rived from India, and then, the
choreography moves to show
the assimilation of the different
The entire production cen-
ters its choreography on Indian,
Caribbean, Western and Middle
Eastern influences.
The group has been recog-
nized for its standard of excel-
lence in Guyana, receiving a na-
tional award to its credit.
The two sisters are joined
by two other main dancers,
namely Suzanne Shaw
Mohamed (daughter of another
Shah sister Seeta. Mohamed)
Mohamed and student Rewattie
Datt. Seeta Mohamed is the set
direct director and she promises
an "unusual and captivating" set
this year.
The almost 60 dancers are
university, high school and
primary school students or
teachers. Although with a
strong Indo-Guyanese input,
choreographies increasingly
reflect an international reper-
toire incorporating dance
styles from Guyana's multi-
cultural background and
drawing from global trends.


Mosquito nets cut

birth problems
Pregnant women in Africa can reduce their risk of miscar-
rlage or still birth by up to a third by sleeping under insec-
ticide-treated bed nets.
The UK scientific research is likely to bolster calls for treated
mosquito nets to be made more widely available to pregnant
women and children in Africa.'
Malaria is a preventable disease that kills more than 1m
people a year, 90% of them in Africa mostly children.
A treated net costs about $4 simply too much for many
African families.
This latest study drew on the results of four earlier trials in
Kenya and Ghana involving more than 6,000 women.
The use of mosquito nets, treated with insecticide, it sug-
gests, makes a big difference to the health of pregnant women
and their newborn babies.
When they were used, the number of miscarriages and still-
births fell by almost a third.
The number of babies born with a low weight also fell -
by about a quarter.
Earlier studies have focused on the health impact on young
children but this is
-thought to be one of the
first to show evidence of
the impact on pregnant
A senior author of the
repot, Feiko Ter Kuile, of
the Liverpool School of
STropical Medicine says the
scale of these studies was
"We knw that maharia
itself is detrimental to
many women who are preg mt adl r ua i severe maternal
aaemina and tuced birth weightin d na,"dg ube si.

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Page XIV

Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme Hinterland Project
Preparation Component
Procurement of Energy Meters & Service Cable for the
Electrification of Orealla/Siparuta
OPM G-o4-2007
1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that
appeared in Development Business, issue no. 578 of 16"' March 2002..
2. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American'
Development Bank towards the cost of Unserved Areas Electrification Programme which
includes a Hinterland Project Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterland Strategy the
Government intends to conduct several demonstration projects and it intends to apply part of
the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for the procurementdistribution line
hardware and transformers for the construction of distribution networks at Orealla and
Siparuta, Region 6. This contract will be financed from IDB loan resources. Bidding will be
governed by the Inter-American Development Bank's eligibility rules and procedures.
3. The Office of the Prime Minister now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the supply of:
Lot 1 Energy Meters
Lot 2 Duplex Service Cable
The delivery period is earliest to fifty-six (56) calendar days from the award of each contract.
4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies for the
Procurement of Works and Goods financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, and is
open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Policies.
5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the Project
Implementation Unit at the Office of the Prime Minister and inspect the Bidding Documents at
the address given below at 1.0 from April 24, 2007 to June 11, 2007, Mondays to Fridays
during the hours 08:00 to 16:30 hours.
6. Qualifications requirements include: Bidder's Financial Capacity, Experience and
Technical Capacity, delivery schedule, responsiveness to all lots. A margin of preference for
eligible national contractors shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding
7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders in person or on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of $5,000 Guyana dollars:
Office of the Project Implementation Unit
Office of the Prime Minister
Wight's Lane

The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's cheque. The Bidding Documents may
be sent to interested eligible b.lders outside of Guyana in electronic form at no cost. Request
for Bidding Documents may be sent to the e-mail address:
8.Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 09:00 hours, Tuesday June 12,
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
(Northwestern building)
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Electronic bidding will notbe permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives or anyone who choose to attend in person by 09:00
hours, Tuesday June 12, 2007. All bids must be accompanied by Bid Security in an amount
no less than 2% of the bid price.
9. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit the relevant Guyana Revenue
Authority and National Insurance Scheme Compliance Certificates indicating that they
have met their Income Tax and NIS obligation.

Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007


levied on

S .

From page VIII
Roman-Dutch law.
I agree with that part of the judgment appealed from which
the learned judge states that in his opinion this question is not a
matter of Roman-Dutch Law but is now a matter of statute law in
British Guiana.
"That follows in my opinion from the provisions of s.3 and s.
75 of the Supreme Court Ordinance and consequently the
provisions of the Civil Law of British Guiana Ordinance are not
"Rule 42 of Order 36 of the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1955,
is the rule which now regulates the question as to what order the
marshal was to observe in levying on the property of the judg-
ment debtor, Justice Wylie declared.
The judgment went on "Paragraph (1) of that rule requires the
marshal to levy upon and take in execution as much of the mov-
able property of the party condemned to be pointed out by the
party at whose instance the writ was issued or his agent as will in
the marshal's opinion realise at execution sale proceeds sufficient
to satisfy the judgment and costs, and there is a right given to the
judgment debtor to point out any other movable property on
which he would like execution to be levied first.
"The evidence shows that the marshal proceeded to the prop-
erty, he saw the present appellant (the judgment debtor) a little
way from the judgment debtor's house, told him he was going to
levy and he proceeded to the judgment debtor's property to levy.
"There is nothing to suggest that he took any steps to see
that the judgment debtor pointed out property .
"He was there the marshal spoke to him, but he does not ap-
pear to have asked him to come along and point out property.
"The marshal or the respondent has not given any evidence to
indicate that a proper search was made for movables. The marshal
did not even enter the appellant's house and finally there is no
return on the writ at all with regard to movables.
"Whether there are movables or not the levy cannot be com-
plete until the return has been made to the writ on movables.
"It follows, therefore, that in this case there has been no levy
on the movables", Justice Wylie emphasised.
He explained "Paragraph (2) of the rule authorises the
marshal to levy upon immovables in the event of the movable
property taken in execution being in the marshal's opinion
insufficient, and it goes on to authorise the marshal to levy
on immovable to the extent in value of such part of the judg-
ment creditor's claim as will, in the marshal's opinion re-
main unsatisfied after the sale of the movable property levied
"It is quite obvious that that rule gives no power to the mar-
shal to proceed to levy on immovable property until he has first
levied on movable property.
In this case he did not do that and it follows that he had no
authority to levy on immovable property, that the purported levy
is irregular and it must be set aside.
"Accordingly, the appeal is allowed, the judgment of the
court below set aside and an order made in the terms as prayed
in the statement of claim. The appeal is allowed with costs,
"Justice Wylie declared.
Justices Rennie and Archer concurred.

for the erection of 207 Feet HighTV Tower at Watooka, Linden.
User specifications detailing the work and materials to be
executed and supplied may be collected by interested firms
from the Human Resources Officer, NCN.

Tenders must be deposited with the Human Resources
Officer, NCN no later than May 10, 2007 at 14:00 h.

Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope and addressed
as follows:

"Tenders for TV Tower at Linden"

Dale Johnson
Human Resources Officer
National Communications Network Inc.
Homestretch Avenue

National Communications Network Inc. reserves the right to
reject any Tender without assigning any reason.

National Communications Network Inc.
April 25,2007

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Up to 70% of files exchanged
between Saudi teenagers'
mobile phones contain por-
nography, according to a
study in the ultra-conserva-
tive Muslim kingdom.
The study quoted in Arab
News focused on the phones
of teenagers detained by reli-

gious police for harassing
The same researcher

er also

found that 88% of girls say they
have been victims of harassment
using Bluetooth technology.
) Saudi Arabia has toughened
penalties for misuse of mobile
phones which challenge its strict
social traditions.

"The flash memory of
mobile phones taken from
teenagers showed 69.7% of
1.470 files saved in them
were pornographic and 8.6%
were related to violence." said
report author Professor
Abdullah al-Rasheed.
He presented his study at a
seminar organised by the King
Fahd Security Academy, Arab
News reports.
Public social contact be-
tween genders is banned in
public in Saudi Arabia, which
enforces a strict interpretation of
Islamic law and morality.
But the spread of Bluetooth
technology, allowing wireless
connection between mobile
phones, has allowed for in-
creased opportunities of commu-
nication as well as abuse by
predatory young men.

GENDER segregation is enforced strictly by the Saudi authorities
GENDER segregation is enforced strictly by the Saudi authorities


Applications are invited for the positions of
Cook (1 Full-time position)
A sound secondary education
Formal Training from a recognized institution
5 years experience working in a high volume
commercial kitchen
A valid Food Handlers' Certificate
Good leadership qualities
Two (2) references from previous employers
Senior Pastry Maker
(1 Full-time position)
* A sound secondary education
* Formal Training from a recognized institution
* 5 years experience working in a high volume
commercial kitchen
A valid Food Handlers' Certificate
Two (2) references from previous employers,
Good leadership qualities
Kitchen Assistant
(1 full-time position)
A sound secondary education
2-3 years experience working in a high volume
commercial kitchen
A valid Food Handlers' Certificate
Two (2) references from previous employers

Send application to
Maggie's Catering
224 New Market Street
North Cummingsburg, Georgetown
on or hofore May 4, 2007.
Only suitable applicants will be contacted for an

nacktte / Catering Service

6m.4 Uwfdh 94lsa a

Employment Opportunity for Clerk of Works

Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Limited invites applications, to fill the position of
a Clerk of Works, for the construction of GBTI Head Office in Georgetown Guyana.
Candidates must meet the following requirements.
The Candidate shall possess the following qualifications:-

* A Building Technician's Certificate from an approved institute.
* Certification in HSE management or equivalent experience.
* A thorough knowledge of drawing, specifications and other contract documents.
* A sound knowledge of construction materials and testing procedures.
* A minimum of five years experience in the supervision of all civil and
building work, including architectural finishes and installation of services, etc:
* Ability to maintain relevant and accurate records. *
* Familiarity with the development and monitoring of work schedules using critical
path methods.

The candidate shall be required to carry out the following duties under the guidance
of the design team:

* Review all drawings and other contract documents and acquire a thorough
understanding for implementation.
* Monitor all aspects of the contractors' works.
* Keep detailed records of the site operations, including : weather, contractor's
resources, progress, safety and security, etc.
* Direct and witness all testing. Monitor contractor's quality control program.
* Co-ordinate activities of all contractors: Issue instructions to contractors
(under the direction of the Project Manager) and receive communications from
the contractors.
* The Clerk of Works shall report directly to the Project Manager.
* The duties outlined above must be carried out with due diligence.

Applications shall be addressed to:
The Officer-In-Charge
Human Resources and Administration
Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry Ltd.
47- 48 Water Street

The deadline for submitting applications is May 10, 2007


* ;age XVI

Man pulls

passenger jet

with ears

I Leicester man is hoping to walk into the record books after pulling a passenger aircraft with
t;s ears.
Manjit Singh, 57, from Highfields, pulled the aircraft 12ft (3.4m) along the apron at East Midlands
report at Castle Donington in Leicestershire.
He said he will now send off video footage of the record attempt to be verified by officials at the
(,uinness World Book of Records.
The Jetstream passenger plane weighed approximately 7.4 tonnes (7,400 kg).
'Bit of pain'
Manjit already holds 30 world records, which include pulling a double decker bus with his hair and
ting 85 kg with his ears.
Speaking after the record attempt, he said: "I don't feel too bad, I have a little bit of pain around
e ears but I'm ok.
.."I feel really, really pleased that I've managed to achieve this and am very grateful to the people
ho made it possible."
The attempt raised money for his charity Manjit Fitness, which aims to get children living
his native Mahilpur, India involved in sport.


W Care

1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons tb provide the following
services and items atthe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation:

a) Maintenance services forthe Mortuary Refrigeration System
b) Extension of the Mortuary
:.) Installation of Perkins Generator and Associated Hardware (North Block)
d). CQnversion of Hydraulic Liftto a Traction System
e) ;Security Services
f) Computers

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

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

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

4. Tenders for items a, b, c, d, e and f must be addressed to The Chairman,
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance
and must be placed in the Tender Box situated in the Ministry of Finance,
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later than 09:00 hrs, .
Tuesday 8th May 2007: Tenders will be opened immediately after the
closing period.

*-Tenderers ortheir representatives are invited to attend each cIf .he:- 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
lVManager i t- insurance Scheme (NIS) in the .' of the individual if i-
individual is ei:.-i ing or company if the company is tendering.

6. The Georgetown Public H,,pi; l Corporation does noti bind itself to accept the
lowest or any Te,,dei
Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer

TEL:2 25-4475/226-3243-9

Lot 41 High Street, Kingston
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 225-0277-81/Fax: 226-0924
The Guyana Elections Commission invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidderfor
the provision of Security Services to the offices listed below.
Person/Agencies desirous of tendering are asked to purchase the prescribed Tender
Document from the Guyana Elections Commission, Accounts Departments, 72 High Street,
Kingston, Georgetown, at a non refundable cost of eight thousand dollars ($8,000).


No. Of Guards
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
4 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day
3 Guards per day

Tender must be addressed to the Secretary, Nati
Administration Board and deposited in the Tend
Urquhart Street, Georgetown, in sealed envelope
envelope should be clearly marked on the top le
Services for GECOM".

Tenders close on May 8, 2007 at 09:00 hours an,
Tender immediately after closure.

Tenders must only be submitted on the prescrib,
compliance certificate or they will be rejected.

Hourly Rate

Holiday & Weekend Rate

nal Procurement and Tender
* Box at the Ministry of Finance, Main &
which do not identify the Tenderer. The
hand corner "Tender for Security

enderss are invited to the opening on

. forms along with a valid GRA and NIS

Calvin Benn
Chief Election Officer/Commissioner of Registr n (ag)

I -1V

, wundai "Aonl^,- 2001

Hello Boys & Girls
Have you heard of the saying "a sound mind in a healthy body "?. It will be interesting to ponder
a bit on this saying. I am sure that you will consider among many other things, the importance of
keeping mentally and physically fit.


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Grant No. 053679






Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the positions of:
1 Director of Planning }
4 Expenditure Planning and Management Analyst II } Ministry of Health
2 Expenditure Planning and Management Analyst I }

Senior Registry Supervisor
Registry Supervisor

Personnel Officer II
Senior Personnel Officer
Assistant Accountant

Public Service Commission

Region I

1 Regional Environmental Health Officer }

1 Personnel Officer II
1 Accountant
1 Assistant Accountant

1 Assistant Secretary (F)

Region 4

} Region 8

} Region 9

Job Description and Job Specification can be obtained from any of the Personnel
Department/Region or from the Public Service Commission.

Applications should be sent to:
Public Service Commission
De Winkle Building
Fort Street

Closing date is May 11, 2007.


The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a grant from the
International Development Association (IDA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds
of this grant to minor Civil Works (upgrading of utilities sanitary facilities, water &
electricity & construction of teachers' housing) at schools primarily in the Hinterland
Regions (1, 7, 8 & 9) under the Ministry of Education, Education For All Fast Track
The Ministry of Education, Education For All Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI)
invites suitably qualified persons to serve as "Clerk of Works" at project sites in
Regions 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The Clerk of Works will offer support to the EFA-FTI's Civil Works Department
in supervising construction work at the respective site.

General responsibilities of the Clerk-of-Works are to:
i) undertake the verification of the execution of the Project;
ii) ensure that the quality, standards and plans of execution are being
achieved by the Contractor;
iii) prepare daily and monthly reports on the progress of Works to the
Civil Works Specialist.
iv) keep daily log of site activities.
v) ensure that all instructions given by the Civil Works Specialist to
the Contractor are recorded and carried out.
Diploma in Architecture / Civil Engineering from the Government
Technica Institute or 'from any recognized institution with at
least five (5) years experience in the supervision of building
Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from EFA-
FTI's Civil Works Department, NCERD,
Lot 3 Battery Road, Kingston.
Tel: 226-0046
Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later than
Tuesday 22' May 2007.
Applications should be clearly marked CLERK OF WORKS on the envelope
and placed in the Tender Box
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam
Georgetown, Guyana





The Ministry of Labour, Human Services & Social Security invites
applicants to fill the following positions at the Guyana Women's
Leadership Institute, Public Road, Cove & John, East Coast
(a) Coordinator
(b) Administrative Assistant
(c) Accounts Clerk 111

Kindly send all applications to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Labour, Human Services
& Social Security
Lot 1 Water & Cornhill Streets
Stabroek, Georgetown.

Closing date for applications is May 25,2007.

Job description/job specification for the above-mentioned
positions can be uplifted from the Personnel Department, Ministry
of Labour, Human Services & Social Security.





This week, we continue with
measures towards natural ppsta dn
disease control.

Good hygiene: If infected plant
material, live or dead, is left ly-
ing around, pests and diseases
can be passed on to future
crops. Debris should be cleared'


Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified Contractors to undertake and complete the following work
for the Guyana Sea Defeni:es Emergency Works Project ofthe Ministry of Public Works and Communication,
namely: -

Construction of 300m Rip Rap Sea Defences at Crane, West Coast Demerara,
Construction of 300m Rip Rap Sea Defences at Abary, West Coast Berbice,
i 5
Construction of 250m Rip Rap Sea Defences at Maria's Lodge, Essequibo Coast,

Rehabilitation of Sea Defences at Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast, Region 2

STnder documents can be obtained from the Office of the PROJECT MANAGER,
GEORGETOWN during the normal working hours from April 20,2007 to May 08, 2007.



Payment is NON-REFUNDABLi and should be made in favour of the Permanent Secietary, Ministry of
Public Works and Communication.

Tender Documents must be enclosed in a" sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the Tenderer and, should
clearly indicate on the top left-hand comer the works tendered for.

Tender Document should be addressed to:


' and deposited in the Tender Box at that address on/or before 09:00h on Tuesday, May 08,2007.

Fender Documents will be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 in the presence of Tenderers or their
representatives who choose to attend.

The Ministry of Public Works and Communication reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids
-xithout assigning reasons) for such rejection.

up and disposed of. This can be
done by composting the debris.
The composting process will
kill some pests and diseases and
produce compost which is a
good soil improver and fertilizer.
Soil tillage: Many pests
spend part of their lives as lar-
vae or pupae in the soil. Plough-
ing or digging when the soil is
dry can reveal ihe pest and they
will dry out and die in the sun,
or they can be picked off the
ground by hand or birds or
other predators. Ploughing can
also push the pest deep down
into the ground where they will
not be able to survive. Plough-
ing and disturbing the soil
should be carefully considered
against the harmful effects it
may have such as destroying
the structure of the soil and
causing soil erosion.
Soil pH: The pH (acidity
or alkalinity) of a soil can affect
some diseases. Changing the pH
can reduce the problem.
Timely sowing: It is often
the young of many pests (lar-
vae, caterpillar), rather than the
adults, that cause damage to
crops. Problems can be avoided
by delaying sowing until the egg
laying period of a pest is over,
or by protecting the plants dur-
ing this period. It is therefore
important to know the life cycle
of pests, so that timely sowing
can be carried out.
In Ghana, for example,
farmers in the forest zone only
plant maize in the main rainy
season. In the lesser rainy sea-
son, the maize is attacked by
stem borers.
Companion planting:
Companion planting means
growing certain plants to pro-.
tect other plants from pests or
diseases. This may be because
the pest is deterred by the com-
panion plant, or because it is at-
tracted to the companion plant
rather than the crop.
For example onions planted
either side of a row of carrots
help to deter carrot flies. You
need to sow 4 rows of onions
for 1 row of carrots. This effect
will only last as long as the on-
ions are growing leaves. Many
pests avoid garlic, so this can be
used very effectively for com-
panion planting with most
In a similar way farmers in
Zimbabwe have found that plac-
ing mint leaves near spinach
plants will deter insect pests.

By planting milkweed among
vegetables, some African farm-
ers have effectively reduced the
number of aphids on their
crops. This is because aphids
are more attracted to the milk-
weed than to the vegetables.
Companion planting can
also mean that one plant acts as
a barrier for another. In Colum-
bia, jassid infestation in beans is
reduced when beans are sown
20 to 30 days after maize. The
maize acts as a shelter for the
Plants to attract predators
and parasites: Similarly to
companion planting, which
seeks to deter pests from the
main crop, attractant plants can
be grown to attract predatory
Areas of natural habitat:
Bushes and trees are a home for
many useful insects and birds.
They provide resting areas, shel-
ter and food. Areas of natural
habitat can be left around the
edges of fields where crops are
grown. If these areas are de-
stroyed then there is likely to
be an imbalance between the
populations of predator and
Specific plants to attract
beneficial insects: There are
many plants that can be grown
to attract natural predators and
parasites which will help to
keep down pests and diseases.
Flowers such as marigolds
(Tagetes), mint (Mentha), sun-
flower (Helianthus annus),
sunhemp (Crotalaria juncea) as
well as local legumes are useful
attractant plants. Hoverflies,
whose larvae feed on greenfly
are attracted to the flowers of
herbs and 'vegetables such as
fennel, celery, dill, carrots and
parsnips (Umbelliferae family).
The nectar and pollen
that these flowers provide will
help to increase the number
of eggs that these insects lay.
Umbellifers will also provide

Please see page XIX




Sunday Chronicle April 29, 2007

Sunday Chronicle April 29,.2007


-Pest ..

From page XVIII

food to various parasitic wasps whose young live on aphids
and'some caterpillars. Red hot pokers (Kniphofia uvaria) are
used in parts of Africa to attract birds that eat aphids.

Barriers: Barriers are physical structures put in place to pre-
vent a pest from reaching a plant. They keep pests away from a
plant but do not kill them. Here are some examples that you can
adapt, depending on the resources available to you:

Crawling insects: Cut the top off a transparent plastic bottle
and place it firmly into the ground, over a young plant. This stops
pests such as slugs from reaching the plant.

Climbing insects: To help protect trees from attack by in-
sects, grease bands can be used. Wrap a piece of plastic or a long
leaf around the trunk of the tree. Spread any kind of thick grease
on top of this.
Fold over the top of the foil or plastic to form an overhang to
protect the grease from being washed away by rain. Check the
grease every week to ensure that the grease is intact. This prevents
crawling insects such as ants, fruit fly larvae, slugs, snails, beetles
or caterpillars from damaging trees, especially fruit trees, or grain

Termites: Digging a 70-100cm trench around buildings and
nurseries can prevent attack from subterranean species of termites.
This is a good method of control however it is hard work.
Alternatively, barriers can be built. These should be partially
above and below ground and should be made .from material that is
impenetrable to termites such as basalt, sand or crushed volcanic
Particle size, of the material is critical, they should not be too
large for the termites to carry away, and not so small that termites
can pack the particles to create a continuous passage through which
they can move.

Bait traps: The use of baits and traps are traditional methods,
which have become neglected because of the increasing use of chemi-
cal pesticides. Here are some examples:

Method one: Mix equal quantities of hardwood sawdust, bran,
molasses and enough water to make the solution sticky. Spread
around the base of the plants in the evenings. The molasses attract
the cutworms and as they try to pass through it they get stuck.
The substance dries out in the sun and the pest dies.
Method two: Mix- 100 grams (g) of bran, 10g of sugar, 200g of
water, 5g of pyrethrum powder. Spread around the base of the
plants. The cutworms eat the substance and die.

Fruit fly
Traps need to be put in place before an attack is likely to start.
For fruit fly, the traps should be baited 6 to 8 weeks before the
fruit ripen.
Here are two examples of trap constructions which could
be adapted:

Method one: Make a small hole in the bottom of a plastic bottle
or container. Seal the top of the bottle with a lid or stopper. Fill
one quarter of the bottle with the bait. Hang the bottle upside down
from trees around fields or gardens. The flies are attracted to the
bait through the small hole. They are then trapped and drown in
the bait.

Method two: Cut the top of a plastic bottle off. Pour some
bait in the bottom half of the bottle. Turn the top half of the
bottle upside down and place in the bottom half. Again the
flies are attracted into the bottle and drown in the bait Here
are two different baits for fruit fly that can be poured into the

Mix 1 litre of water. 250 millilitres (ml) of urine, a few
drops of vanilla essence, 100g of sugar and lOg of pyrethrum pow-
Mix 1 teaspoon of pyrethrum. powder, 250g of hone\. .1
few drops of vanilla essence, 250g of orange or cucumber pect or
pulp and 10 litres of water.

Light traps
Light traps are set up at night and attract a variety of flying

insects including moths, mosquitoes. chafer beetles. american boll-
worms. army worms, cutworms, brown rice plant hopper, green
rice leaf hopper, rice black bugs. rice gall midges. rice stem borers
and tomato hornworms.
Make a tripod construction from wooden poles or bamboo.
Press the poles down firmly into the ground to secure it so that it
cannot be blown over or knocked down by animals. Suspend a lan-
tern from the top of the construction over a bowl of water with a
little oil in it.
Fire risks must be kept in mind and the lamps must be
hung so that the wood does not catch fire.
The best timing for placing light traps around a garden or field,
depends on the life cycle of the insect and the development stage
of the crop. The, best time is just after the moths emerge but before
they lay eggs, so it is important to know the life cycle of the pests.

Fly trap
Fly traps are large boards measuring about 30cm by 30cm which
are painted bright yellow/orange and covered with an adhesive such
as oil or glue. Different pests are attracted to different colours so
you need to experiment.
The flies are attracted to the bright colour of the board and fly
onto it. They get stuck in the oil or glue and die. For example, leaf
minors are attracted to yellow, so place several yellow boards 60cm

off the ground (on a table or hung from a tree).
The board will attract a huge number of insects. which means ;i
considerable reduction of pests.

Pheromone traps
Pheromone is the sexual attractant produced by some female<
insects. If a trap is baited with this it will attract the male insect
into the trap from which they cannot escape.
Pheromone traps alone can reduce pest damage. Alternativic;
they give an indication of pest populations and therefore the bes
time to apply control methods. Pheromones traps are usually pre
pared by commercial companies and may be costly to the fanner.
However, if you have a particularly severe pest probleir
it may be worth investing in one rather than using chemical pesti-

Hand picking and squashing
In some cases it may be possible to pick pests directly off the
crops. This can be done especially with caterpillars and other large
insects in small plots of land.
Smaller pests such ag aphids can be squashed on the plant. P-irts
,of plants that are diseased can be cut or broken off the plants to
prevent the spread of the disease. (We will continue other methods
for Natural Pest and Disease Control)

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

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authori'y. Ministry ofAgriculture invites, tenders from suitably qualified and
experienced contractors and suppliers or specia!i'ed firms to undertake the following projects:

a.) Supply of Hydraulic Super Long Reach Excavators to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
h.) Supply of Track Type Dozers to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
c.) Supply ofMini Excavators to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.

Lot 2
a.) Supply of Pontoons to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
b.) Supply of Punts to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
c.) Supply ofAluminium Boats and Outboard Engines to the East Denierara Water Conservancy.

a.) Supply of arc welding and acetylene torch sets to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
b.) Supply of'4-wheel drive vehicles to the National Drainage and Irrigati',n Authority.

a.) Supply and installation of Communication Set to National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Biddingc(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 Irrigation Authority during normal working hours. .1,
4. Bid documents can be uplifted fi-om 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 (S5,000)
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 Bidderand marked on the top
left hand comer "Tender for :___:,_,

Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairmin
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
SMain and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09:00:hours on Tuesday, 15"l May, 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 69:00 hours on
Tuesday, 15"' May, 2007 in the boardroom of the National Procurement.and Tender 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 Nati( rtil Insurance Scheme
and the Commissioner General of Guyana Revenue Authority

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of the bid sum.
0. 1 he National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance '";;ves the right to reje,- any or all
bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not 'eccssarily to a ward to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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The Environmental

Permitting Process, Part 1

.T a

Hello readers,
This week we will continue our discussion on the EPA's processes
and procedures and will focus on the Environmental Permitting Pro-
cess and the types of Environmental Permits. All new and existing
projects are subjected to the Environmental Permitting Process.
This Process varies with the nature and type of project, its poten-
tial environmental impact and whether it is new or existing. What
causes the difference in the Permitting Process is whether or not an
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required.

New Projects where an EIA is not required
The Environmental Protection Act of 1996 establishes the re-

quirement for an EIA for all projects that may significantly affect
the environment. As such persons proposing such projects need to
apply to the EPA for an Environmental Permit. The Environmental
Permitting Process when an EIA is not required is shown in Figure
New and Existing Projects where an EIA is
If the potential environmental impacts are not known or are
significant, then a decision will be made to conduct an EIA. This is
applied to both new and existing projects. In the case of existing
projects, the EIA may be required to inform the regularization pro-
cess to assess past impacts and propose measures to be adopted


Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Unserved Areas Electrification Programme Hinterland Project Preparation Component
Procurement of Goods for the Electrification of Orealla/Siparuta

OPM- G-03-2007

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

2. The Government ofGuyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank towards the cost ofUnserved
Areas Electrification Programme which includes a Hinterland Project Preparation Component. As part of its Hinterlafid Strategy the
Government intends to conduct several demonstration projects and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under
the Contract for the procurement distribution line hardware and transformers for the construction of distribution networks at Orealla and
Siparuta, Region 6. This contract will be financed from IDB loan resources. Bidding will be governed by the Inter-American
Development Bank's eligibility rules and procedures.

3. The Office ofthePrime Minister invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of:
Lot 1 Quantities of Overhead Distribution Line Hardware
Lot 2 Eight (8) Rural Cut Outs, Three (3) 50kVA transformers, One (1) 75kVA transformer, Two (2) 25kVA
transformer, One (1) 300A Isolator. and One (1) 200A Isolator.
Lot3 20 Wallaba poles (40'); 175 Wallaba poles (30'); 24 Crossarms
(8'x 4-l/2"x 3-1/2"); 4 Crossarms (4'6"x 4-1/2" x 3-1/2"):
60 Small Sleepers; 60 Large Sleepers.

The delivery period is earliest to fifty-six (56) calendar days from the award of each contract.

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

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the Project Implementation Unit at the Office of
the Prime Minister and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below at 1.0 from April 20,2007 to June 04,2007, Mondays to
Friday during the hours 08:00h to 16:30 h.

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

7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders in person or on the submission of a
written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of S5,000 Guyana dollars:
Office of the Project Implementation Unit
Office of the Prime Minister
Wight's Lane

The method of payment will be by cash or Manager's cheque. The Bidding Documents may be sent to interested eligible bidders outside
of Guyana in electronic form at no cost. Request for Bidding Documents may be sent to the e-mail address:

8 Bids must be delivered to the address below atorbefore 09:00 h, Tuesday.June 05, 2007:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
(northwestern building)
Ministry i fFinance
& Uin & 'irqiuharr Streets
(e'or'getowi. Gul'ana

i-c"ronic i Ji;, i! :r i'b mv ,:on' bI ds s' ill be reci.' P -- c'pc.i :d in : 'pre ;:- c ;':he bFidde .'rr,-crcntatives or
11\ 0on-, ,ho choice to ,te:i i'n person by 0:00ht. FTuesday.'iue' '5. 2i- Al iidI msi e acvpnwd b, B-id -;'":ei i 'n amount

7 ,.n...' -. .

and/or to establish the resulting
impacts of changed processes.

What really is an Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA)
It is a planning and decision making tool, used by regulatory
agencies and developers. This involves the provision of baseline
information, prediction of the environment impacts and provision
of a plan to mitigate negative impacts and monitoring for environ-
mental indicators. EIAs are done at the design/feasible stage and
serves to determine the scope and nature on monitoring programs
to be implemented. In addition it functions as a basis for the devel-
opment of the environmental management plan. EIAs also ensure
that the developer has an emergency response plan and approved
plans for restoration and rehabilitation of the environment.

Figure 1

Submit Application for Environmental Permit to. the EPA along with a
.summary of the proposed project, including information on:
a. Site, design, size and duration of the project
b. Possible effects on the environment
c. A non-technical explanation of the project

EPA, in collaboration with the sector agencies, reviews application and
project summary.
Duration: 14 days


The EPA notifies the developer of the findings of the review and
publishes in the daily newspaper (at least one) whether or not the project
will significantly affect the environment.
Note: A checklist to review applications would be useful.

The public has 30 days to lodge an appeal with the Environmental -
Assessment Board (EAB) against the EPA's decision. The EAB will
either confirm or reject the decision within a reasonable time.
Duration: 30 days
Note: the fact that anyone can lodge an appeal against the issuance of an
exception for an EIA (Sec. 11(2), EP Act) indicates that EAB provides an
independent oversight into applications for'Environmental Permit

EIA not required

Why is an EIA needed?
EIAs are done with the intention of protecting and enhancing
the quality of human life and the preservation of the stability of
ecosystems by ensuring that economic development continues with
minimum harm on the environment. In addition it also seeks to en-
sure that the developer considers the implications of the project on
the environment and available alternatives before commencing the
project. Additionally EIAs keep the public fully aware of the na-
ture of the development and offers them the opportunity to sub-
mit their views for consideration.
SG .. ducts the EIA?
An EIA is done by a team of indepenuc C "Tu3ltants selected
by the developer and approved by the EPA. Each consultant must
have knowledge and experience relating to the relevant areas of the
project. and together, the team must be able to comprehensively
assess the impact of the project on all areas of the environment,
including the human population. Consultants are required to regis-
ter annually with the EPA. The EPA usually provides a list of reg-
istered consultants io developers if requested. However. develop-
ers are tree to use persons not on this iit. provided that they sub-
mit their curriculum vitae (CVs) to verify that they have thne 'quli-
fications and experience to undertake rhe EIA and to register with
the Agency.

D, join u nex;i ':'ek as we co)nti'ie to look at the ELmiron-
i ient' 'c'Prmi'tma Process. Pait 2

".,: .n :'.' hare your ideas and questions hy sending \our
., ;r ELivironment". C'-, o.IT Division. Environ-
.-.; ^RGEORI. '-..)r ', .ail us it
-.. : vi. ^e tir.'s and comments.

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In many cases, the villagers made the avalanche
problem worse. Before settlement, dense forests cov-
ered many of the steep slopes above the valleys. The
forests inhibited large avalanches, since catastrophic
avalanches do not originate in a heavy forest, and ava-
lanches travelling into such a forest will often slow as
the snow encounters the trees. A forest tends to di-
minish the speed of the snow and break up the ava-
lanche. However, the villagers have cut down the for-
est for building and heating purposes. In many areas
the trees never grew back, leaving the slopes bare and
smooth a perfect track for the run of a snow ava-
A prime example of deforestation is in the valley
of Ursental in Central Switzerland. Above the town of
Andermatt, there remains just a wedge of trees, while
the remainder of the steep slope is bare. Up valley, near
the Furka Pass, is the town of Hospental, which also
maintains its own protective wedge of trees. As the
story is told, the inhabitants of the valley systematically
cut down the forests that covered the steep slopes on
both sides. Almost too late they realized their mistake:
they saw that on the bare, treeless slopes, huge ava-
lanches began descending to the valley floor, making
travel between towns extremely dangerous. All tree-
cutting stopped and the wedges of trees above the towns
were preserved. Reforestation, the systematic plant-
ing of trees, continues today in the Ursental, to thicken
the wedges that are periodically thinned by avalanches.
Betsy Armstrong & Knox Williams, The Avalanche


i) Read the passage over until it is quite clear what
problem the villagers encountered, and how the inhab-
itants of the towns tried to stem the run of snow ava-.
ii) Put the points down in clear writing for you and
your study partner to understand. Discuss the findings.
iii) The two of you must then find a topic about
people's interaction with any aspect of nature; thor-
oughly read up on it so that you two can attempt to write
on the chosen factual topic using exposition.

Last Reminder:
A topic sentence can be written as a statement,
or a question, or a command, or an exclamation. It can
be short or long (some authorities say between 3-13
words) in contrast with those coming before qr after it.

In each of the following paragraphs, the topic sen-
tence comes first. Read each of them, and then write
down the type (statement, question, command, or ex-
clamation), and the length (short, average, or long) of
each topic sentence.

1. Card sending is extinct. At our school nobody
turns out anymore to post cards or small gifts and bring
cheer to those who live in. So there are no cards or
gifts for anyone to share. With their wild cheers and
shrill pleasantries the school postmen have gone the way
of Christmas house-to-house well-wishers, and good

2. Why talk-back? While most teenagers talk back
whenever chided, many soon discover that there are
countless benefits that they lose. They do not get to
know about people: how they think, how they exert pa-

* . m m.

tience with youths in various situations, how they be-
have at different ages,...

3. No one in the new housing scheme expects a gar-
den of flowers competition. A flower contest in this low-
lying area behaves like a well-beloved but absent-minded
relative on an unexpected visit. Betterhomes people are
eager to see it, enjoy it as long as it cares to stick around,
and grumble a bit if it goes away in July and doesn't
come back until November. But depend on it? Never!


Paragraphs have signal words and phrases. Take a
good look at the following examples:

next in importance shows order of importance; in-
deed emphasizes similar details; furthermore adds
similar details; for instance signals an example; be-
fore shows time order;' because shows cause-effect
order; on the other hand shows comparison-contrast
order; in the front shows place order; for'these rea-
sons summarises details


Expository writing is what you use to give directions,
explain a new term or idea, compare one thing to an-
other, or explain how to do something. In the model;
below, the writers in partnership, Mary Crow Dog and
Richard Erdoes, explain the importance of the tiyospaye
in Lake Sioux society.

At the centre of the old Sioux society was the'
tiyospayel (t?' y? shpi' y?) the extended family group,
the basic hunting band, which included grandparents,
uncles, aunts, in-laws, and cousins. The tiyospaye was
like a warm womb cradling all within it. Children were
never alone, always fussed over by not one but several
mothers, watched and taught by several fathers. The
real father, as a matter-of- fact, selected a second fa-
ther, some well-thought-of relative with special skills as
a hunter or medicine man, to help him bring up a boy,
and such a person was called "Father" too. And the
same is true for the girls. Grandparents in our tribe al-
ways held a special place in caring for the little ones,
because they had more time to devote to them, when
the father was out hunting, taking the mother with him
to help with the skinning and butchering.
Mary Crow Dog & Richard Erdoes, Lakota Women

If you look carefully at the paragraph once more,
you would note that the topic sentence defines
"tiyospaye," and that the supporting sentences use com-
parison and several examples to explain the specific
qualities of a tiyospaye.

There are many kinds of expository writing; in
fact, there are six types. Namely: #
1) Process Explanation: A step-by-step organiza-
tion to explain how something happens, works, or is
done. Examples are: How do you run a co-operative
society? How are computers built? How does the hu-
man body repair itself?
2) Cause and Effect: Identifies the causes and/or
effects of something and examines the relationship be-
tween causes and effects. Examples are: What causes
hair breakage? What causes mildew on cotton cloth-
ing? What are the effects of poverty on children?
3) Comparison and Contrast: Examines similari-

Sweet are the uses of
Which like the toad, ugly and
Wears yet a precious jewel in
his head.
Like It, 11.1.12

ties and differences to find relationships and draw con
clusions. Examples are: Compare boiled custard and
baked custard or meat and vegetable lies. Compar:
and contrast Rounders and Baseball.
4) Definition: Explains a term or concept by listing
and examining its qualities and characteristics. EN-
amples are: What is tiyospaye? What is communic.;
tion among insects? What is a dark horse?
5) Classification: Organises subjects into categc
ries and examines qualities or characteristics of those
categories. Examples: What organisms are consider
fungi? How do you characterise the writing of Stephe
6) Problem and solution: Examines aspects of
complex problem and explores or proposes possible so
lutions. Examples are: How can your institution increase
literacy in children? What can be done to protect babh
girls today from sexual harassment?

Read over the passage about avalanches at the
beginning of this week's issue with a special eye to
picking out the specific kinds of expository writing used
by the co-authors. You will notice that to explore the
qualities and characteristics of the topic in hand, they
have used a combination of expository types. You will
find also that they begin by explaining how forests tend
to inhibit avalanches, and then they discuss what hap-
pens when areas are deforested for building or heating
purposes. Finally, the authors describe how reforesta-
tion can prevent avalanches.


Make subjects and verbs agree in;inverted
Make your subjects and verbs agree in sentences
in which the subject follows the verb.
At the centre of,the Sioux society was the
Rewrite each sentence below, adding the' verb that
agrees with the subject.

1. There (is, are) usually many people in an extended
family group.
2. Included in the extended family (is, are) in-laws
and grandparents.
3. Hovering behind the children in that window
(stands, stand) their large, stuffed toys.
4. Under the huge tree (rests, rest) two of Johnny's
second cousins.
5. Here (runs, run) a large iguana.
6. There (was, were) several musicians who car-
ried mandolins, and who are especially the sons of the
great ones.
7. In the African Blues (lives, live) a sense of
hope, strength, forgiveness and survival.


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modern Pesticides Analytical Laboratory to aid in improving the Board's
capacity to monitor and enforce the pesticides and toxic chemicals
regulations and to enhance Guyana's obligations towards safe and
wholesome food, both locally and internationally. The Laboratory is in the
National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) Compound, Mon Repos,
East Coast Demerara.

This state-of-the art analytical facility will be equipped with the latest high
performance gas and liquid chromatographs supported with the latest
technology in mass spectrometry along with other technologically
advanced supporting equipment required for international accreditation
and standardization.

The Board is seeking an analytical chemist and a laboratory technician to
be part of the staff for this laboratory. The incumbents must be able to
develop and apply-methods in keeping with Good Laboratory Practices
for high output of qualitative and quantitative analysis of a wide variety of
pesticide molecules by Gas Chromatograph, High Performance Liquid
Chromatographs and Mass Spectrometry.

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Ideally the candidates should have a strong background in chemistry, a
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Submission of applications:
Application with detailed resume and stating the position applied for must
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ARIES -- Let's get it started in here! Today you will be very focused on
beginnings -- which is perfect, because the stars say that this is a superb
time for new projects. Entertainments and social festivities are favored over
business or educational endeavors; however, you will be able to get a lot
of planning and preparation done on anything you start today. Enlist the
.help of a friend who has an address book full of amazing contacts.
TAURUS -- There is a very big difference between being lazy and being
relaxed, and you are definitely not lazy! So there is nothing wrong with
taking it easy today and saving the heavy lifting and hard work for an-
other day. As long as you avoid the temptation of procrastination, you
can trust that what needs to get done will get done when it needs to get
done. Until then, feel free to take a long lunch, kick up your feet, and let
other people compete in the rat race.
GEMINI -- Put your observation skills to use today -- there should be
many finance-related clues around you, and they shouldn't take you too
long to decipher. If your finances are getting tricky, you are about to find
a few ideas that will help you simplify them. Or if you're merely looking
for good ways to spend your money, an interesting investment opportu-
nity will appear today. Remember to do your research before committing
to anything!
CANCER -- What do you want in your life more than anything else right
now?.If you said 'romance,' then the stars have some very exciting oppor-
tunities in store for you! But if you're expecting a parade of attractive po-
tential new sweeties to come knocking on your door, think again. You need
to spend some time romancing yourself! Look out for a chance to indulge
your senses, and to spend some quality time alone. Treat yourself like
royalty. You deserve it.
LEO -- The sudden generosity you're being shown is nothing to be
alarmed about! The friendly and magnanimous behavior of the people
you'll be encountering today is a direct result of the compassion and gen-
erosity that you've shown so often in the past. You're entering a phase in
which all the wonderful energy that you've sent out into the world will
come flooding back at you -- it may seem like amazing good luck, but you've
earned this.
VIRGO -- Talking about your feelings will give you an immense feeling of
release today. The stars say that there are a lot of value-oriented issues
that you need to figure out for yourself. Too much outside influence is
coming your way right now -- creating a loud din that's making it hard for
you .to think. Tiy to get off on your own today, perhaps on a long walk
outside-. Let your thoughts' wander, and you will come to some extremely
important realizations about yourself
LIBRA -- What do you want in your life more than anything else right
now? If you said 'romance,' then the stars have some very exciting oppor-
tunities in store for you! But if you're expecting a parade of attractive po-
tential new sweeties to come knocking on your door, think again. You need
to spend some time romancing yourself! Look out for a chance to indulge
your senses, and to spend some quality time alone. Treat yourself like
royalty. You deserve it.
SCORPIO -- You're eager to resolve an issue you've been having with a
close friend. So it's time to stop the phone tag or the sporadic emails -- all
this back and forth is not getting you anywhere. The right solution might
be to just let your friend 'Win' this one, and chalk this episode up to expe-
rience. If you agree to disagree, you can avoid dragging this out any
longer, and you'll be able to move on to brighter and better things -- to-
SAGITTARIUS -- Your reputation is shining more brightly than ever right
now, so don't be surprised if people in your work or school life start look-
ing to you for answers. What's important here isn't to give the correct
answer every time -- it's almost certain that you won't be able to in at least
one situation. It's more important to empower these people to find their
own answers. Your encouragement will be more helpful than any rote an-
swer could ever be.
CAPRICORN -- Your emotions might be very fragile today, in part be-
cause of the negative behavior of someone you trusted too willingly. Once
bitten, yout are twice shy -- and that's okay. You should give yourself the
time you reed to nurse your wounds. Take time to appreciate your true
friends, who are always there for you. Turn to them today -- they can
help you get over this little drama, by making you laugh. Let them help
you feel cherished and respected (as you should feel).
AQUARIUS -- Your social energy is skyrocketing today -- without even
trying very hard, you will manage to make some interesting new connec-
tions. When it doubt, talk! Unleash your charms and see what happens.
In a group meeting or outing, your attitude will be the perfect antidote to
the behavior of someone who is acting way too standoffish. Your empa-
thy will earn you some gold stars from some important people.
PISCES -- It's time to make things equitable in your life -- review what
you owe to others, and what others owe to you, and make a plan to even
things out. This isn't just about financial matters, either. Time is just as
valuable as money (if not more so), so make some time for the people who
have given you a lot of theirs. Plan a long weekend with someone, and enjoy
dedicated one-on-one time with someone who makes your life better.

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HAPPY first wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Prabhu Ram and Amanda Lakhan
Ram of Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara. Greetings
are coming from their relatives and friends.

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CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes are extended
to Vicky and Mona who are celebrating their first
wedding anniversary. Greetings are coming form
your relatives and friends, especially Khemraj of the
Chronicle newspapers.

Congratulations to Paul & Melinda Ramsaroop who tied the knot on
April 14, 2007. Special greetings from your relatives a friends
especially members of the Dennis Street Anglers Fishing Club.

Happy 50th Anniver-
sary greetings are ex-
tended to Mr and Mrs
Seepaul of Lot 101
Arcadia/Mocha, East
Bank Demerara who
celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary
on April 14, 2007.
Their eight children,
grand children,
scores of relatives
and friends wish
them God's richest



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1 cup water In a pot or pan, bring one cup of water to a boil. Add
1-2 pounds of beef, cut into bite-sized the meat, salt, Chico Black Pepper INDI Curry
cubes Powder, and cayenne pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and
I teaspoon salt simmer. While meat is simmering: Heat oil in a
' teaspoon Chico Black Pepper separate pan. Fry the onions for a few minutes. Add
teaspoon INDI Curry Powder the tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for several
cayenne pepper (optional) minutes. Reduce heat. Add coconut milk and bay
3 tablespoons cooking oil leaf. Cover and simmer. Add sliced plantains to
I or 2 onions, thinly sliced meat. Cook for ten minutes or until meat is done and
2 tomatoes, chopped plantains are tender. Combine the onion-tomato-
I tablespoon tomato paste coconut mixture with the meat and plantains. Stir.
I cup coconut milk Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with Rice. This dish
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3 to 6 pinu.iubil peeled alid' sived :,;& substirutca Brgt Ipoiarti.. buttertr or margarine.

I large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
I teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon Dl Curty Powder
V teaspoon cumin
14 teaspoon red pepper flakes
,2 teaspoon salt
teaspoon Chico Black Pepper
4 teaspoon cinnamon
/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
lb squash. cut into I inch cubes
3 Carrots, cut into I inch rounds
% cup vegetable broth
t- 15 ounce can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1- 15 ounce can whole tomatoes
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In a pot saut6 onions and garlic over low heat until
soft, but not brown
Add spices and cook a few minutes. Stir in sweet
potatoes. acorn squash. carrots and broth and
bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer
covered for 5 minutes.

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AMITABH Bachchan blames
sneaky guests for the
AbhiAsh snaps splashed on
the Internet just hours after
the nuptials despite -the
super-care taken by the first
family of Boilywood to keep
the year's mega wedding
under wraps.
Bollywood superstars
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek
Bachchan wed two Fridays ago.
Said an irate Amitabh:
"Some of the people who came
to the wedding surreptitiously
took photographs with their
mobile cameras and
disgracefully put them on the
"In fact, I've caught a
person who took the
photographs. He's my
neighbour. I've had a very
serious talk with him and he
has apologised profusely. He
says he wasn't giving it to the
press. While he was sending
the pictures to his sister in
the US they got intercepted
on the net," Amitabh told
"I don't believe it. But I'd
like to. He's my neighbour. And
I can't believe a neighbour could
be guilty of such an act of
betrayal. Anyway, we will give
photographs to the media
About media reports on
people peeved by a lack of
invite, he said: "We had two

kinds of cards made for the
wedding. One was the wedding
card and the other is the
information card that will go to
all our friends. It informs'about
the wedding with a shagun and
mithai and asks everyone to
bless the couple.
"We've sent this card to
everyone in the film industry,
the political circles because of
Amar Singh and Jaya, and
whoever has been a part of our
lives. Even after all this if some
people choose to be hurt, what
can we say?"
Obviously angry with the
intrusive media, Amitabh
said: "I don't think sections of
the media have the right to
dictate to me about how to
conduct my life and how to
deal with my family and
social obligations. My family's
privacy is very important to
me. And I'll protect it with my
dying breath.
"No one can dictate to me
about how I should conduct my
life or my son's wedding. We
took all the relevant permissions
from the civic authorities. They
wanted a full guest list, the
ceremonies, everything. We gave
them all the details. We made the
shamianas air-conditioned and
soundproof for the comfort of
the guests and so that people
outside wouldn't get disturbed."
He added: "We had no
fireworks to avoid sound.

pollution. We've done
everything to make sure no one
is offended in any way. If bitter
comments are still being made
about us in the media in spite '*
of our best intentions, then
what can I say?" M
As a celebrity. Amitabh ..
agrees he's naturally the
cynosure of extra attention. Is;
"And I cannot deny the j
attention that comes with the 4
VIP label. The media is free
to do what it wants. But you
can't block my car when I'm '
taking my new daughter-in-
law home after the .
wedding. Why spoil the j
most important
moment in my son
and his wife's life'?
"I know the media was The J
only; doing its job. And I
sincerely apologised to
anyone who was hurt on our
account. I've no malice
towards the media. May be
in their excitement, some
excesses happened."
At the moment the entire
family, the new bahu included,
are enjoying some quiet time
together at the Bachchan

residence Jalsa.
"I know this bliss is
short-lived. I wish I could
spend more time with
Aishwarya, but we all have to
get back to work soon. But
the family is feeling so much
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FILM icon Amitabh Bachchan and his wife, Jaya right, mingle with guests at the wedding
of their son Abhishek to former Miss World Aishwarya Rai.

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan wedding rituals are conducted.

Authorities at Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh Thursday ordered a probe into the VIP
treatment given to the family of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan during their re-
cent visit to the temple.
K.V. Ranachary, executive officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam ('TD) has been asked to
probe the issue, which caused severe inconvenience to thousands of devotees.
Amitabh's actor son Abhishek and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai had visited the temple to
seek the blessings of Lord Venkateshwara April 22, two days after their high-profile marriage in
Mumbai. Amitabh, his wife Jaya Bachchan, their daughter Shweta and her family members, indus-
trialist Anil Ambani and his family members had also accompanied the newly-wed.
The group comprising
about 30 people were given
VIP treatment and were
taken to the sanctum
sanctorum through VIP en-
trance by some TTD offi-
cials in violation of the
temple rules.
TTD, which manages
.. the affairs of the country's
Richest temple, met in
Tirupati Thursday and took
..". serious note of the incident
in the wake of complaints
." by devotees.
More than 50,000 devo-
tees, who were standing in
S- queues were barred from en-
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan perform rituals tearing the temple for four
at a temple in Andhra Pradesh, two days after their hours during the visit by
wedding. Amitabsh Bachchan is at left. Bachchan family.
According to TTD
sources, the meeting that was presided over by TED chairman B. Karunakar Reddy, asked
the officials not to. accord VIP treatment to film personalities and industrialists. It reiter-
ated that under the TTD protocol rules only ministers, MPs, MLAs and judges should be
given VIP treatment.

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