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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
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Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
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Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
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t chilisation. It has been passed from generation to generation," Hong But TELA said in its statement the Bible "had not vio-
l ndece nt' Bfible Kong's Television and Licensing Authority (TELA) said in a state- lated standards of morality, decency and propriety generally
r A ._ ment issued late Thursday. It said it would not submit the Bible to accepted by reasonable members of the community."
p roposau l r 1ejeci e the Obscene Articles Tribunal for classification..
I .The regulator received 2,041 complaints against the Bible last WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
HONG KONG (Reuters) Hong Kong's media week, following an uproar over a sex column in a student magazine
a regulator has rejected calls to reclassify the Bible that was classified as "indecent" by authorities for asking if readers
as an indecent publication following more than had ever fantasised about incest or bestiality.
2,000 complaints about its sexual and violent con- A Web site launched soon afterwards campaigned to have the t .
tent, including rape and incest. Bible similarly classified, citing passages with sexual and violent
"Tll e Bible is a religious text.which is part of content it claimed went beyond that of the sex column. 1 JaI '-

THE Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG)
is for the first time in its history without a president and
executive council as a suitable president from among its
Members could not be found to run the grouping, according
to members.
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S. ~ rca uctosnAfter nurse
loses cash
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POLICE were yesterday
willw..still hunting the suspect
in the brutal killing of 40-
M-"year old Savitri Samaroo.
UP AND RUNNING: new traffic lights working at Camp and Regent at her home at Cotton
Streets, Georgetown yesterday. Traffic lights are going up at 50 Tree Village, West Coast
critical junctions in the city under a USS2.1M scheme by the Berbice. Thursday niht.
governments of Guyana and India. (Delano Williams photo)
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By Neil Marks

THE Tourism and Hospi-
tality Association of
Guyana (THAG) is for the
first time in its history
without a president and ex-
ecutive council as a suit-
able president from among
its members could not be
found to run the grouping,
according to members.
Instead, they said, the asso-
ciation has charged an adminis-
trative body to run its affairs
and amend its constitution to
concoct a method that would
break its traditional way of
electing the president and execu-
live council.
THAG, consisting of pri-
vate tour operators, resorts/ho-
tel owners, airlines and others in

the tourism and hospitality
business, made a last ditch ef-
fort Thursday to find a presi-
dent and elect a substantive ex-
ecutive council but this attempt
The body had its Annual
General Meeting (AGM) on
April 3 at Le Meridien Pegasus
Hotel at which the new execu-
tive should have been elected.
However. according to
members, no one stood for
nomination as president. and so
the elections were put off to a
members meeting Thursday. but
still no one stood for the presi-
Ms. Cathy Hughes, who
operates Sidewalk Cafe and
Aritanze Hotel on Middle
Street, Georgetown, said this
should not be construed to

mean that no one is inter-
ested in running the associa-
tion. She said it is a demand-
ing job and robs the person in
the position of concentrating
and developing his/her own
However. one member. w\ho
could have served as the presi-
dent. said THAG no longer rep-
resents his interests and he saw
no longer how the association
benefits him.
With the body unable to
elect a president, the mem-
bers at Thursday's meeting
appointed an administrative
body to run its affairs and at
the same time amend its con-
stitution to basically appoint
a suitable person as president
even though the person had
never served on the executive

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As the rules stand, someone
who runs for president of
THAG must have sat on the ex-
ecutive body.
Hughes said this rule is re-
stricti\e and bars from the
presidency "vibrant, fresh"
faces within the membership
from qualifying for the post.
The members at the Thuris-
day meeting agreed to an
amendment of the constitution.

Hughes said this was dis-
cussed at three members' meet-
ings before the AGM. but the
decision to amend the constitu-
tion was never instituted.
TIAG current\ has O mem-
bers on its roll. but it is unclear
if all are financial.
The members of the admin-
istrative body are Kit
Nascimento. who has been in
the forefront of Gus ana's drive
to become an ideal yachting

destination: Simeon Corbin.
publisher of Gu ana Entertain-
meni Magaznle: Mark McCall.
w ho operates a tour company:
Lakeram Roopunaine. financial
officer of the National Parks
Commission: and RenaIta
Chuck-A-Sang of Dutch Bottle
THAG retains its execu-
tive director Maureen Paul
and its other administrative

Magic transformation



- After nurse loses cash

A 'JUNKIE' had a brief
Cinderella transformation
Friday morning after alleg-
edly stealing one hundred
and fifty pounds (Sterling)
and about G$20,000 from a
woman dining at a food mart
on New Market Street,
Police said that had it not
been for an identifiable bandaged
wound on a hand, even they
might not have recognized him
when he returned to the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation a few hours later -
wearing a brand new pair of
Converse boots, an expensive
pair of khaki three-quarter jeans

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and matching jersey, and riding
a mountain climber bicycle.
However, a very alert se-
curity guard at the GPHC.
recognizing him as the person
who had .arlel had dressing
done at the .hospital, and who
had been lin.i-ihng around the
food mart e.rliei in the day.
nabbed him. .rnd handed himn
over to the pc;lice.
On searching the man, a
witness said.. police found
"there uias'money in every
pocket". By. Ihen. in addi-
tion to lie jersey and trunks
lie was ucearinti. beneath
them he also had on two box-
ers trunks and an under jer-

Build people up
don't tear
them down.
Isaiah 58:9-10.

The woman who lost the
money a nurse working at a
nearby hospital, said that
around 09:301h Friday, she sat
down in the food mart to have a
She said she placed her
handbag containing her money
next to her, but was unaware
that someone had picked it up
as she was eating.
On discovering that the
; bag was missing, she sounded
an alarm and persons recalled
seeing a. 'Junkie' loitering
The police made a search.
but by then he had disappeared,
and was presumably shopping.
Around midday, police said.
the man returned to the hospi-
tal compound clean, all
dressed up. and riding a bicycle.
He was accosted by the guard
who asked hiin about the
woman's bag, but he denied
knowledge, and ran away. leav-
ing his bicycle.
He was hotly pursued and
overpowered by the guards and
police ranks at the hospital po-
lice outpost.
The nurse gave the police
information about the denonina-
tions in which she had the
money. and on searching his per-
son. cops found the man had a
quantity of money on him, in
similar denominations.
However. one of the fifty
pound notes had already gone
missing, and only about
GS 11.000 was found on him.
He, however, denied having
taken the woman's money, say-
ing the money he had on him
was sent him by his sister.
He was yesterday still in
police custody.

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POLICE were yesterday still
hunting the suspect in the
brutal killing of 40-year old
Savitri Samaroo, at her home
at Cotton Tree Village, West
Coast Berbice, Thursday
Relatives of the woman,
who died with a knife stuck in
her head, said the prime suspect,
the husband she left to live with
another man, was spotted at
Buxton Side Line Dam Friday
They fear he may be lurk-
ing around with intention to
harm his mother-in-law,
Chandrawattie Goorudath, and
Savitri's 20-year old daughter as
he had been constantly making
such threats.
The relatives are calling on
the police to be vigilant and find
the attacker before greater trag-
edy is done, since there are re-
ports he may be planning to kill
himself, but not before harming
the woman and her granddaugh-
Relatives said Savitri's par-
cnts were forced to take the
child into their home to keep her
safe after the man made the
Savitri was found slumped
at her home with numerous stab
wounds about the body and a
knife stuck in her head through
the left ear.
Officials said Samaroo was
stabbed repeatedly and the knife
was plunged and left in her head
so forcefully that the handle

The murder occurred
around 23:00h Thursday
shortly after neighbours
heard her arguing loudly
with a man.
Neighbours said they
shortly after heard her scream-
ing for help and on investigat-
ing, found her slumped at the
bottom of the stairs of her


home, bleeding from wounds to
her body and head.
They took her to the Fort
Wellington Hospital where she
was pronounced dead on ar-
Her father Goorudath,
also known as 'Duffy', said
his daughter recently ended
an 18-year relationship with
her husband and had taken
up residence in Berbice with
another man.
Neighbours at Annandale
said that since entering the new
relationship, Samaroo seemed

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happier than she normally was
and had taken to dressing at-
Her mother said that at
about 04:00h Friday, she was
making pholourie and other
snacks which she would sell
at the Lusignan Market
when Savitri's neighbours
from Cotton Tree called and
informed her that she had
been murdered.
She said arrangements, are
being made for the burial to take
place on Tuesday or Wednes-
day, since the family cannot af-
ford to keep the body much
However, Savitri's reputed
husband, a fisherman who
would have been able to help
with funeral expenses, left for
sea Monday and does not yet
know about her death.
As a result, he may not .be
able to return home for the fu-
neral, relatives said.
The second daughter for
her parents, Savitri was the
fifth of nine siblings.

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Donnis King, shot by a
teenaged boy at her
Bagotstown, East Bank
Demerara home on March 24
last, is in a critical condition
on life support in the
Intensive Care Unit of the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation (GPHC).
Hospital officials said King,
who was in the High
Dependency Unit (HDU) for
just under two weeks following
a relapse, had to be transferred
from that unit to the Intensive
Care Unit on Friday, after her
condition took a turn for the
During her initial period
of illness, the girl, who had
shown moderate signs of
recovery, was transferred to
the open female ward by the
last week of March.
But in early April she
developed complications and
had to be rushed for emergency
surgery, after developing what
appeared to be peritonitis.
She was subsequently
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the bullet which is now ledged
in her spine, a source said.
King. who over the last
week has been lying in bed
virtually helpless, has embarked
on a progressive decline, and on
Thursday, in a very low tone,
was complaining of experiencing
an intense heat throughout her
Meanwhile, the teen's
illness has been taking a toll
on her mother, Wendy
Blucher, who spends many
anxious days and nights,
praying and giving all the
support she could to her
daughter in this difficult
The mother said her
internal organs were badly
damaged by the gunshot from
point blank range while being
forced against a wall with her
attacker's hand on her throat.
She has already had
multiple surgical interventions
following the shooting.
The shooting happened
at their 41 Norton Street,
Bagotstown apartment where
the David Rose Community
High School student had a
quarrel with her 17-year-old

boyfriend over ending their
short relationship.
Police on March 27 issued
a wanted bulletin for the suspect
named 'Travis' but the brown
complexion, medium built
unemployed fugitive is vet to be
Anyone knowing his
whereabouts is asked to
contact the nearest Police
station or telephone numbers
911, 225-6411, 227-1149, 226-
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Jimmy Carter blasts

Bush, Blair on Iraq

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) -
Former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter blasted George
W. Bush's presidency as "the
worst in history" in interna-
tional relations and con-
demned British Prime Minis-
ter Tony Blair for his loyal
relationship with Bush in in-
terviews released yesterday.
"I think as far as the ad-
verse impact on the nation
around the world, this adminis-
tration has been the worst in
history," Carter, a Nobel Peace
Prize winner, said in a tele-
phone interview with the Arkan-
sas Democrat-Gazette from the
Carter Center in Atlanta.
"The overt reversal of
America's basic values as ex-
pressed by previous administra-
lions, including [those of]
George H.W. Bush and Ronald
Reagan and Richard Nixon and
others, has been the most dis-
murbing to me." Carter told the
In an interview on Britain's
BBC radio. Carter slammed
Blair for his tight relations with
lLBush. particularly concerning
I lie Iraq w\ar.
"Abominable. loyal, blind.
apparentic subservient." Carter
said when asked how he would
charactcrise Blair's relationship
wilh Bush.
'"I think that the almost un-
deviatling support by Great Brit-
ain for the ill-advised policies of
President Bush in Iraq have
been a major tragedy for the
world." Carter said.
Carter. who was U.S. presi-
dent from 1977-1981 and won

the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for
his charitable work, was an out-
spoken opponent of the inva-
sion of Iraq before it was
launched in 2003.
In the newspaper interview.
Carter said Bush has taken a
"radical departure from all pre-
vious administration policies"
with the Iraq war.
"We now have endorsed the
concept of pre-emptive war
where we go to war with an-
other nation militarily, even

Former U.S. President
Jimmy Carter

though our own security is not
directly threatened, if we want
to change the regime there or if
we fear that some time in the
future our security might be en-
dangered." Carter said.
The White House declined
to comment on his statements.
Carter told the BBC that if
Blair had opposed the invasion
he could have reduced the ensu-
ing harm by making it tougher
for Washington to shrug off crit-

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ics. even if the British prime
minister had not been able to
stop the war.
"It would certainly have as-
suaged the problems that have
(arisen) lately." Carter said.
"One of the defences of the
Bush administration in America
and worldwide ... has been:
'Okay, we must be more correct
in our actions than the world
thinks because Great Britain is
backing us,'" Carter said.
"I think the combination
of Bush and Blair giving their
support to this tragedy in
Iraq has strengthened the ef-
fort and has made opposition
less effective and has pro-
longed the war and increased
the tragedy that has re-
sulted," he told the BBC.
Blair, who made an unan-

nounced visit to Iraq yesterday,
has said he will step down in
June. His Labour Party has
named his long-serving finance
minister. Gordon Brown, to
succeed him.
Brown was a member of the
Cabinet that voted in favour of
the war, but has said mistakes
were made in Iraq and he will
review policy there.
In the newspaper interview,
Carter. who brokered the Camp
David accords between Egypt
and Israel, also criticised Bush's
Middle East policies.
"For the first time since
Israel was founded, we've had
zero peace talks to try to
bring a resolution of differ-
ences in the Middle East.
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from the past." Carter said.


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CRAWFORD, Texas, (Reuters) US. President George W.
Bush yesterday acknowledged lawmakers' doubts about a
US. immigration proposal, but argued it will help resolve
the status of 12 million illegal immigrants in the United
With the proposal taking fire from both Republicans and
Democrats, the Senate is expected to begin debate on immigra-
tion this week.
Bush used his weekly radio address to open what is likely
to be an intense effort to persuade Americans to support the
plan as the answer to long-simmering U.S. immigration prob-
"It will help us resolve the status of millions of illegal im-
migrants who are here already, without animosity and without
amnesty," said Bush, who is spending the weekend at his Texas
The president, in need of a victory to brighten a second
term dominated by the chaos in Iraq, wants to resolve the im-
migration battle before it gets swept up by the presidential cam-
paign to replace him in 2008.
The immigration deal was reached on Thursday between
U.S. senators and backed by both Bush and Democratic Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
The legislation will have to navigate some perilous shoals
if it is to become law.
Conservative Republicans fear it would lead to an amnesty
for illegal immigrants who they say are already weighing heavily
on America's social fabric.
At the same time, many Democrats think the elements of
the worker programnne are too tough on immigrants. Labour
unions fear the deal will drive down wages.
"I realise that many hold strong convictions on this issue,
and reaching an agreement was not easy," Bush said.
The Washington Post reported yesterday that Arizona Re-
publican Sen. John McCain got into a shouting match with
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn in the final negotiations
that led to the deal.
The Post, citing several unnamed Republican and Demo-
cratic sources, said words were exchanged when Cornyn voiced
concerns about the number of judicial appeals that illegal immi-
grants could receive, and that it got really heated when Cornyn
accused McCain of being too busy running for president to take
part in the inunigration negotiations.
"Wait a second here," Comyn said to McCain, according
to The Post. "I've been sitting in here for all of these negotia-
tions and you just parachute in here on the last day. You're out
of line."
McCain was said to have used an expletive and shouted at
Cornyn, "I know more about this than anyone else in the room."
McCain's presidential campaign spokesman Brian Jones de-
nied his boss claimed to know more about the bill. but acknowl-
edged to the Post that "there was a spirited exchange" amid the
tense negotiations.
The Republican president sought to reassure conservatives
. who stymied an immigration push last year by fighting for
tougher border security measures.
He said the immigration proposal would require that strong
border security and enforcement benchmarks such as doubling
the number of Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border
are met before the temporary worker programme and other
pieces of the legislation would be implemented.
In another move aimed at conservatives, the White
House circulated a "Myth/Fact" document seeking to an-
swer critics who contend the agreement amounts to a re-
ward for the thousands who sneaked into the United States.

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Venezuelans protest

opposition TV channel

per cent of Venezuelans would Venezuelan state telex vision
Srathler RCTV kept broadcasting, showed emptN roads and
but worried more about the loss groups of five or 10 protesters
of their favourite soap operas walking to the march.

By Christian Oliver

CARACAS, (Reuters) Tens
of thousands of protesters
yesterday denounced Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez's plans to
close an opposition television
channel, accusing their
leader of maiming Venezu-
elan democracy as lie forges
a socialist state.
Chavez says RCTV. the
country's oldest private broad-
caster, supported a bungled
coup against him in 2002. He
has had a long-running battle
with opposition television sta-
tions, calling them "horsemen of
the apocalypse."
"Let us defend democracy,
let us defend freedom, let us de-
fend free independent media
such as RCTV," RCTV's man-
aging director, Marcel Gamier.
told demonstrators in Caracas.
"Or we will allow the presi-
dent to topple the country over
the precipice of totalitarianism

where not even his own sup-
porters can express their opin-
ions," he said as the crowd
waved flags. applauded and
blew whistles.
Chavez has vowed not to re-
new RCTV's broadcast licence
when it expires on May 27. It will
be replaced by a state channel.
showing programmnes that promote
the values of Chavez's self-styled
leftist revolution. He accuses
RCTV's saucy soap operas of
spreading immorality.
Analysts have identified a
critical media as one of the prin-
cipal safeguards against the
president building a Cuban-
style state in the OPEC nation.
Chavez, re-elected by a
landslide last year, still enjoys
support of about 60 per cent of
the public on the back of mas-
sive social spending. But a lead-
ing pollster has also found a
majority of Venezuelans oppose
the closure of RCTV.
Datanalisis found almost 70

San tree speech .
RCTV has been showing a
nostalgic collection of clips
from comedies, soap operas and
Christmas specials that have
been part of life in the country
since it started transmission in
"It is like losing a close rela-
tive," said Renaldo Gonzalez. a
student at the protest, whose
family members have worked at
RCTV as actors, producers and
During the 2002 coup
against Chavez, which was led
by business and military lead-
ers, opposition channels showed
cartoons and films while mas-
sive crowds of Chavez's sup-
porters mobilised for a counter-
Since then, Chavez has ac-
cused private television channels
of manipulating the news.
But yesterday, while oppo-
sition channel Globovision
showed tens of thousands of
protesters swelling the streets,

llousewl' c iL iL it Lalr t erol
said she was marching to sup-
port RCTV because "it tells the
truth. The state channels never
say what is going on in the
country, about how much inse-
curity and poverty there is."
She disagreed that it was
fair to shut a channel that sup-
ported a coup against an elected
"The first coup. that was
Chavez," she said. referring to
the president's unsuccessful
coup attempt in 1992.
Granier told the crowd
that the loss of RCTV could
foreshadow a dangerous re-
versal of Latin American de-

'Scanny' charged

in Vindra murder
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) TWO days after he declared
his innocence to the national media. Allan Martin the
11th man to be charged with the murder of Chaguanas busi-
nesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman could say very
little when he made his first court appearance on the capi-
tal charge Friday.
Martin. also called "Scanny," was arrested on Wednesday
night outside the Maraval Road, Port-of-Spain. studios of state-
owned Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) by CID detec-
tives, hours after police launched a nationwide manhunt and
issued wanted posters seeking his capture.
He was to appear in court on Thursday, but a power out-
age at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court forced a change of
Friday's appearance also looked uncertain early on since
most magistrates were said to be on a retreat.
However, at exactly 11.07 am according to the digital
clock on the magistrate's elevated bench Martin was escorted
into the Port-of-Spain First Court before Magistrate Ejenny
He appeared collected and sneaked a smile to his wife sit-
ting at the middle row of the public benches,
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with another case, Martin was made to stand, and since defen-
dants on murder charges are. not called upon to plead, he re-
mained silent as his charge was read out to him.
Martin and the ten others will reappear together in
the Eighth Court on May 25, and police said this number
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Editorial Narrow 'electricity' politicking

OPPOSITION Leader Robert Corbin is understandably
concerned to maintain unity within the ranks of the
People's National Congress Reform (PNCR) at a time
when it is now publicly known that there are longstanding
colleagues of the party seriously pursuing plans for an
eventual challenge to his leadership.
This is nothing unusual or unprecedented in demo-
cratic multi-party politics in our region and internation-
ally. It is how such challenges manifest themselves in
the cut and thrust of campaigning that would make the
fundamental difference for the final outcome and future
of the survivor and his loser(s).
What, from a national perspective, is quite important
at this time is that the PNCR manages its internal lead-
ership differences without opportunistically resorting to
the politics of distortions and misrepresentations that
could prove harmful to Guyana's national interest.
A very relevant case is the position which has been
adopted by the PNCR leader in relation to increased
electricity rates in the Linden community and attempts
to unfairly, if not exactly mischievously involve, in the pro-
cess, the coming of BOSAI, the Chinese investment cor-
The PNCR's seeming anxiety to now also engage
in stirring up unnecessary controversy over plans for
new local government elections following just-con-

cluded talks between its leader and President Bharrat
Jagdeo may be yet another straw in the political wind
for what some consider "militant" leadership. More of this
another time. .
For now, it would be public knowledge that our baux-
ite industry has been suffering from recurring economic
problems since the 1970s. It is also well known that the
need to reduce the burden of state-subsidised electric-
ity consumption in Linden has had to be faced by suc-
cessive administrations from the 1980s.
Currently, and consistent with a commitment by the
government in the interest of the welfare of residents of
Linden, subsidies are being maintained at approximately
50 to 90 per cent of prevailing economic costs. This is
nothing to sneeze at but to commend.
Rather than distorting the reality, therefore, and to
associate existing electricity tariffs with the coming of
BOSAI, the PNCR has the social responsibility to help
in offering an objective assessment of the situation -
as Prime Minister Samuel Hinds did last week.
A government statement, released to the media,
quoted Prime Minister Hinds as expressing "regrets" for
the stand taken by Mr. Corbin in linking the presence of
BOSAI with the price increase for electricity in Linden.
This linkage is false, as the PNCR should be aware
that prior to the involvement of BOSAI, CAMBIOR/
IAMGOLD had advised about their inability to sustain the

burden of "continuing payments in order to meet the
losses which OBMI was incurring...
Further, that without a reasonable expectation of con-
cluding the sale of their assets to BOSAI, then OBMI
might have had to close operations in December 2004".
Cheap, partisan politics, as in the case of BOSAI and
electricity rates at Linden must be resisted in the na-
tional interest.
The people of Linden should not be exploited as po-
litical fodder for short-term political gains by ANY party
honestly committed to long-term and peaceful national

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Guyana at 41 awards and media

GUYANA celebrates its 41st
Independence anniversary
this Saturday under a govern-
ment in its fourth consecutive
term and committed, 'as it af-
firms, to healing the ethnic/
political divisions that pre-
date the end of British colo-
nial rule on May 16, 1966.
For this year's anniversary,
the government will, posthu-
mously confer the singular
honour of "The Order of Lib-
eration" (OL) on the late Presi-
dent Cheddi Jagan. the esteemed
political leader generally re-
garded as the most consistent
and courageous fighter for
Guyana's freedom from colo-
This one-time award. first
announced by President Bharrat
Jagdeo at the March death an-
niversary of the founder-leader
of the ruling People's Progres-
sive Party (PPP), is to be ef-
fected by a Presidential procla-
mation. .
The unique OL would be
outside the provisions of the
Orders of Guyana with its high-
est award being the Order of
Excellence (OE).
The first recipient of the
OE was the nation's first Execu-
tive President. the late Forbes
Burnham. who was instrumen-
tal in its creation.
As I recall as a journalist ofl
the then Guyana Graphic.
Burnham wanted that both he
and Jagan be conferred at the
same time with the OE. But
Jagan declined, stating that he
could not properly accept such
an honour from a regime headed
by Burnham and based on ques-
tionable legitimacy. However.
he would have no problems
%\ith Burnham being conferred
with the OE award. Jagan was
to later decline also the offer of
a state award by the Cuban
government of President Fidel
I am not famin'liar "th tk.h
functioning of Guyana's na-
tional honours committee and
the criteria for making its ",n-"
ous award'; to
deserving i' .Ividuals. both na-

tional and non-nationals as in
the case, for example, of former
U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
But I think that objective
consideration should be given
for a most appropriate national
award to be conferred, posthu-
mously on Sir Jock Campbell.
It is a name that may mean
little if anything to a current
young generation of Guyanese.
but which has been for many
years synonymous with sugar.

Dr. Cheddi Jagan

"bitter sugar", the huge Book-
ers enterprise with its enor-
mous influence in colonial Brit-
ish Guiana.
Campbell's admiration of.
disagreements with and support
for Cheddi Jagan constitute a
fascinating aspect of this
country's struggle for social jus-
tice. economic development and
political freedom.
Much of the intriguing, en-
lightening relationship between
Campbell, the liberal "Booker
reformer" and the Marxist Jagan
that had created problems for
local opponents of the PPP
leader while he was in and out
governments. as well as for
"BG" (Booker of Guyana). the
British Colonial Office and the
U.S. State Department, are bril-
liantly analysed in a unique bio-
gr'-apicl wocrk ,on the lif -
times of Sir ck by Dr. Clem
',. naran.
Titled "Sweetening Bitter
Sugar". this scholarly work by
Seecharan. the Guyana-born his-

torian and Professor
of Caribbean History and Head
of Caribbean Studies at London
Metropolitan University, has
been 10 years in preparation. It
became available in the region
last year following its publica-
tion by lan Randle Publishers of
Seecharan, who had out-
standing academics of the Uni-
versity of the West Indies
among readers of his manu-
script, was encouraged to under-
take the project by the writer.
social commentator and busi-
ness executive lan McDonald, to
whom the book is appropriately
In my humble view if there
is a non-Guyanese who looms
large in our social/political his-
tory and whose own admirable
courage and commitment to
"sweetening" the "bitter sugar"
as exposed by the anti-colonial
hero Cheddi Jagan, it would be
Sir Jock Campbell.
His .was not a one-episode
contribution but a sustained in-
volvement over many years,
with passionate commitment in
an extraordinary attitude to-
wards Cheddi Jagan that
highlighted the strengths and
weaknesses of both warriors for
socio-economic and political
change in colonial British
Seecharan's research is most
informative and illuminating on
the relationship between the
liberal 'Booker reformer' and
the Marxist Cheddi Jagan, the
latter now to be the posthu-
mous recipient of what is in-
tended to be the only "Order of
Liberation" award. I look for-
ward to learning of the citation.
I hope it is not too much
to expect objective research
and intellectual deliberation
to result in the posthumous
conferment of, possih'e"
Order ....y, me
_r ,. t excellence on Sir
Jock Campbell by the time
Guyana celebrates its 42nd
independence anniversary.
That initiative would require
a certain level of cultural/politi-
cal sophistication that would

not be beyond the capacity of
the powers that be and the na-
tional honours body.

** In the meanwhile, there
remains an important issue f6r
resolution, but which has been
surprisingly delayed for too long
-- ^the
restoration of government .ad-
vertisements that were with-
drawn from the Stabroek News
over the past five months.
Instead of prolonging the
perceived self-serving. contra-
dictory arguments about "eco-
nomic" consideration; threats
to "press freedom" and alleged
"vindictiveness" that have been
surfacing from the government.
private sector and the affected
newspaper, the time
for resolution is clearly long
The ruling PPP. which is
on record as having'nothing
to do with the decision-to cut
the flow of advertisements to
the Stabroek News, but
which has been constantly
misrepresented by regional
and international, media inter-

Sir Jock Campbell

ests. owes it to its own his-
tory and future to speedily
work for an end to the cur-
rent problem. In the public
perception this apparent 4;-
chotomv ; puzzling.
The initiative for a resolu-
tion may not translate immedi-
ately into full restoration of the
quantity of advertisements from
ministries and state corporations
as originally flowed to the
Stabroek News.
There, however, needs to be

some movement of significance
in that direction, rather than sus-
taining the current situation
with a whopping estimated
eighty per cent cut in advertise-
ments to that newspaper.
As a regional journalist who
was involved with colleagues in
efforts to promote a resolution.
I remain baffled why this prob-
lem continues to fester when
President Jagdeo and his cabinet
colleagues seem so commend-
ably focused on continuing
to advance social and economic



developments across the na-
The Stabroek News may be,
as the government claims, hos-
tile in both its editorial and news
columns. I think that paper
would have had ample time to
reflect on the validity or other-
wise on some of these claims.
In my own assessment, the
Stabroek News is by no means
an enemy of the governing party
or the Jagdeo administration.
Nor is it an agent of any foreign
Rather,, fundamen-
tally, a Guyanese media en-
terprise that has won its
place and secured its reputa-
tion in a long struggle for
press freed and freedom of
expression that had perished
under the heinous doctrine of
"party paramountcy" under
governments of the People's
National Congress.
I have, at times, my own
professional disagreements with
the Stabroek News. as, I guess.
it may have with me. That's no
problem for me.

For one thing, I have long
ceased to be excited by foreign-
generated anger and anguish
over claimed "threats to press
freedom" in some CARICOM
states, often based on half-
truths, when the problem is
more one of "abuse" of press
freedom. In Guyana the PPP
has undoubtedly been the pri-
mary victim, among political
parties, of gross abuses of me-
dia freedom.
As I see it, the government
has an obligation to reconcile its

differences with the Stabroek
News and not to expand the row
to now abusing representative
organizations. however, ill-con-
sidered may be some of their
claims in press releases.
For his part. President
Jagdeo should demonstrate
his capacity for compromise
instead of allowing some of
his myopic advisers to per-
petuate animosity and.
specifically, for GINA
to assume a function that
could not have resulted from
any properly formulated
public information/communi-
cation policy at the time of
its inauguration
Itbe President's coming na-
tion-wide address on Guyana's
41st independence anniversary
may be a good time to reveal
some new and welcome initia-
tives. A statement by the ruling
party on the Stabroek News ad-
vertisement dispute is also over-
An barely 'Happy 41st In-
dependence Anniversary'
from me to all readers!

The Jaganlmampbell tango I



A FRIEND of mine
swore he, long ago,
saw a white man,
dressed all in white, hopping
along a pedestrian crossing,
saying, as he stepped on the
black stripes "Now you see
me", and then "now you
don't" as he moved to the
white stripes.
"Now you see me, now you
don't", he kept saying and hop-
ping back and forth on the pe-
destrian crossing, my friend
If the story is true, it must
have been the first time on a pe-
destrian crossing for that poor
man and he was probably so ex-
cited at it all, that he had to
spend time savouring the jby in
the new discovery.
And so he went back and

I don't expect to see much
of that kind of antics in and
around Georgetown with the
new traffic lights going up.
But I couldn't believe it
when the new traffic lights were
switched on for the first time
near the Botanical Gardens and
a crowd quickly gathered to
stand and gaze at the wonder of
it all.
And for a long time that
night, people just rode up,
drove up or walked by to stop-
and watch at the traffic lights
changing and controlling traffic.
I suppose I should not have
been too surprised because
working traffic lights may be an
absolute wonder for some
people in this country to be-
But it would take some time
for some people to get accus-

tomed to it all, though.
And wait for it the pro-
tests are bound to come.
Among the things some
journalists I met who came here
for the Cricket World Cup
matches marvelled about
Georgetown, was that there
were no working traffic lights.
They couldn't imagine traffic in
a modem city flowing without
functioning traffic lights.
No wonder, some said, that
the taxi and mini-bus drivers are
about the scariest they had ever
come across in travels around
the world. They drive without
rules and are a law unto to them-
selves, nurtured to driving with-
out traffic lights to control
Almost everyone in their
right senses would agree that
getting an efficient and function-
ing system of traffic lights up
and running, especially in and
around Georgetown, was an ab-
solute necessity to bring some
order to the madness that has
for too long reigned on the
streets of the capital city.
Order had to be brought
And I was among those
breathing deep sighs of relief
when the lights began going on

again and fervently looking for-
ward to the order and efficiency
that should prevail when all are
working smoothly.
But lo and behold, and as
sure as night follows day. there
came the mumbling and grum-
I just couldn't believe when
I heard people complaining
about the delays the working
traffic lights are creating.
"You should see the long
line the lights cause", a woman
complained to a colleague yes-
It was clear that she felt it
was all one big humbug and that
those responsible for setting up
the system didn't know what
they are about.
And she won't be singular.
Setting up an efficient sys-
tem of traffic lights isn't
mumbo jumbo, and calls for
precision timing and getting ev-
erything functioning like clock-
work. The timing has to be just
right so that traffic can flow
without causing the chaos and
madness that have so long
characterized driving in
Georgetown and in its environs.
But old habits die hard and
change is resisted by some and
the new order coming with the

Obama '"countng on young
IO oul

voters in Neui

By Scott Malone

shire (Reuters) Democratic
presidential candidate
Barack Obama talked about
the future yesterday to mem-
bers of an increasingly influ-
ential group that may well
decide his own: young voters.
"So much is riding on the
decisions that are made and
the leadership that is pro-
vided by you," he told 1,000
graduating seniors at South-
ern New Hampshire Univer-
sity, in the state that tradi-
tionally holds the first U.S.
presidential primary.
Obama. 45. is the youngest
of the candidates seeking the
major parties' nomination for
the 2008 \Vhite House race and
v\ would be the United Stales' first
black president.
"Wec're coutnllting on \ ol
to restore the limace of
A\mricra around the world."
Obamani said. "\\e are count-
inl on \ on to bring this:
plant from the brink of a cli-
";;il'e-change crisis.
"\c alrC counii;; on L \ l
to help fix a health-carc ,s--
tcm that's lea\ ing too mIanI\
Americans sick or bankrupt

o\ren bid tor \oes during the

commencement address, the Il-
linois senator chose his audience
wisely. Younger voters are par-
ticularly important for Obama
to focus on, according to politi-
cal analysts.
"It's a critical part of his
campaign," said John Della
Volpe, polling director at
Harvard University's Insti-
tute of Politics. "He has a
significant lead among that
demographic group, espe-
cially the young people on
college campuses. That is a
critical part of his strategy
and a critical part of his
Obama climbed onto the na-
tional stage with his 2004 ad-
dress at the Democratic Na-
tional Convention. He did well
in earls fund-raising and is trail-
ing 1front-runner Hillarv
Rodhalit Clinton in nian\ polls.
Ho\L\scier, ain April poll
b\ the Harvard institute
showed him leading the New
York senator by 35 per cent
to.29 per cent among likely
Democratic voters aged 18 to

v Hampshire

former New York Mayor Americans aged 18 to 29 cast
Rudolph Giuliani leading among a vote in the 2004 presiden-
young Republican voters, with tial election, up from 40 per
31 per cent to Arizona Sen. cent four years earlier for the
John McCain's 18 per cent. highest turnout since 1992,
After mostly waning since according to Young Voter
the Vietnam War, the political Strategies.
power of youth voters is grow- In November's congres-
ing again, sional election. 58 per cent
Energised by wars in Iraq of that age group voted
and Afghanistan, America's Democrat.
youth have leaned Democratic "Candidates are starting
in recent elections, pollsters to understand that they need
say, providing an attractive to court this very large elec-
lure for Obama and other can- torate," said Kathleen Barr,
didates to court them in the research and media director
race for their party's nomina- at Young Voter Strategies, af-
tion. filiated with George Wash-
About 49 per cent of ington University.

"He ,is S\cry \ impressixCe.
said Kriscnf Franco. 21. of
Bedford. Nes\ Hampshire. \ho
had come to see her box friend DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate U.S. Senator Barack
graduate. '1 really felt that he Obama speaks to supporters at a canvassing kick-off
was able to relate tot u'Z." event in Manchester, New H,ampshire, yesterday.
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NEW DELHI, (Reuters Life!)
- Top Bollywood director
Karan Johar, known for his
star-studded big budget films
which exhibit lavish set deco-
ration and costumes, now
wants to act.
"I would love to act in
movies and I'm really open
to offers," 34-year-old Johar
said during the launch of a
high-end international cloth-
ing store in the Indian capi-
tal yesterday.
"I'm not looking forward to
people offering me a hero's role
in their films. I'll even love to
do a cameo in the films as I feel
after hosting so many shows
and even walking the ramp. I'll
be confident in front of the cam-
Johar has directed some
of Bollywood's widely
popular movies like "Kuch
Kuch Hota Hai" (Something
Is Happening). "Kabhi
Khushi Kabhi Gham" (Some-
times Happiness. Sometimes
His 2006 hit "Kabhi Alvida
Na Kehna" (Never Say
Goodbye) saw him probe mari-
tal tenns-.s, Bollywood's de-

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traffic lights will be resisted.
Change doesn't come easily
and it will take some persuasion
and education and sternness for
it all to be firmly driven home
to those who may want to re-
It's a pity that something
as mundane and taken for
granted as functioning traffic
lights in modern cities has to
be the subject of even discus-
sion here.
But that's the way it is -
there's still some way to go be-
fore some people in this coun-

try come to terms with abiding
and playing by the rules.
I don't expect to see the
'Now you see me, now you
don't' dancing my friend swore
he saw that white man doing on
the pedestrian crossing.
But watch out for some
other funny antics over these
new traffic lights, because here
there are some people just wait-
ing for an excuse to put them in
the limelight.
And the new traffic lights
may be just the light they need.
You think it easy?

parture from showcasing mar-
riage as the heart of Indian fam-
ily values.
Johar has made small ap-
pearances in some films.
His first appearance was
in one of Bollywood's biggest
musical blockbusters
"Dilwale Dulhania Le
Jayenge" (Lovers Will Walk
Off with the Bride) in which
he played the role of the
hero's friend.

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Three years on, Indian PM

struggles to break shackles

By Y.P. Rajesh

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) An
honest, intelligent but mild-
mannered man, India's
Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh completes three years
in office this week having
failed to live up to his prom-
ise, political analysts said.
Considered the father of In-
dian economic reforms during
his spell as finance minister in
the 1990s, there is no doubting
the ideals of the economist-

Prime Minister Manmohan

But in the rough and tumble
of Indian politics, the soft-spo-
ken Singh has often seemed out
of his depth, unable to provide
the strong and inspiring leader-
ship which analysts say his un-
ruly coalition government
"While his personal record
......"... completely unblem-
ished, he could have shown a
little more grit and leadership.
Today. his prestige is not as
high as it was when he took
over." said former editor and
veteran analyst Inder Malhotra.
Part ofl the problem is that
Singh was installed by Congress
party leader Sonia Gandhi. who
led her party to a surprise elec-
tion victory in 2004 but declined
the lop job. to deflect critics

trying to exploit her foreign ori-
The Italian-born widow of
assassinated prime minister
Rajiv Gandhi continues to pull
many of the strings behind the
scenes, and has not always
pulled in the same direction as
Singh. "People talk about exer-
cising power without responsi-
bility," said Malhotra. "In
Manmohan Singh's case, he has
been asked to carry all the re-
sponsibility with very little
With national elections due
in two years and his party al-
ready on the back foot because
of rising prices, few, if any, bold
policy initiatives are expected.
Singh's legacy could be
more what he did not achieve
than what he did, analysts said.
A former academic, bureau-
crat and central bank governor,
the 74-year-old came to power
with a fractured mandate, head-
ing a coalition dependent on
communists for support.
On the one hand, economic
reforms in the past had helped
lay the foundations of India's
economic boom. On the other,
the poor had voted the previous
government out of office, partly
because faster growth was not
helping them.
Singh's solution was to
promise more inclusive growth.
or as he called it, "reforms with
a human face".
Three years r, reto-
we rheto-
ic nas not changed, nor the ear-
nest way in which Singh pro-
motes it. But it is not clear how
much the country has to show
for it.
The communist parties
have taken some of the blame,
for blocking economic reforms
and privatization that might
have freed up resources for in-
vestment elsewhere.
Singh has ridden on the
crest of a wave of growth of be-
t\ cen cight and nine per cent,

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but his government has argu-
ably failed to provide the invest-
ment in infrastructure and edu-
cation which could have built a
more solid foundation for the
Already the economy is
overheating and inflation is ring-
ing alarm bells.
Ambitious programmes to
help farmers and create hun-
dreds of millions of jobs in the
countryside have raised hopes,
but many of these have foun-
dered on poor implementation.

Hundreds of indebted farmers
commit suicide each year, and
poverty hardly seems to have
been dented.
"A darker shadow is the
growing realisation that alongside
what is happening to corporate
India there is a great deal of dis-
tress in very large sections of so-
ciety." said Pran Chopra, another
political analyst. "Now, expec-
tations are very high".
The critics of liberalisation

have even found allies from
within Coneress. Gandhi her-
self has often sided with those
cautious voices, and when chal-
lenged. Singh has backed down.
Within his cabinet, t(oo. his
control has looked shaky.
Ministers announce poli-
cies apparently without consul-
tation, others squabble in pub-
lic or question their govern-
"There is a feeling that is
growing as if it has overdosed
on hormones, that this govern-
ment is at best led ineffectu-
ally," the Indian Express said.
Foreign policy was one of
Singh's unexpected early suc-
cesses. But a peace process
with Pakistan inherited from
the previous government ap-
pears to have lost steam.
Singh might still claim one

big victory before the next elec-
tion a landmark nuclear co-
operation deal with the United
States that would cement a stra-
tegic alliance and usher India to
the nuclear top table.
Yet that deal too. an-
nounced with fanfare in 2005.
appears to be running into
trouble as the two sides struggle
to pin down the fine print and
assuage critics in both nations.
One reason for the lack of dy-
namism could be that Singh and
close ally Montek Singh Ahluwalia
- head of the Planning Conmis-
sion had been "bureaucrats all
their life", in the words of a fonner
official from the Prime Minister's
Office of a previous government.
"They are trained
through their lives to do the
minimum, because the mini-
mum is safe," he said.

Can America's masses get charged on electric cars?

By Mary Milliken

(Reuters) The ZAP Xebra is
a three-wheeler running on
basic batteries, silent and
easy to manoeuvre. It is more
than a golf cart and less than
a compact car and costs just
under $10,000.
"They are cute in their own
ugly way. They are the VW of
the electric cars. They are the
car of the people," said ZAP
CEO Steve Schneider said,
pointing to a Xebra fleet painted
in Kiwi Green, Lipstick Red or
Zebra Flash (with stripes).
While others hammer away
at battery technology to make
all-electric cars go further and
cost less, ZAP (as in zero air
pollution) believes it has the for-
mula in its tiny Xebra cars made
in Chinn iP'g i in at home and
go up to 40 miles (65 km) per
hour for up to 25 miles (40 km).
"The key is to keep the car
simple," said Schneider, noting
that a single-wheel front end is
a crucial part of containing
ZAP last month anchored a
$79 million order from Chicago-
based The Electric Vehicle
Company, which aims to sell
10,000 ZAP electric cars and
trucks to local governments,
universities and companies like
Domino's Pizza, which is test-
ing the Xebra for deliveries.
That may be the largest or-


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tory. But even with increased
awareness about global warming
produced by carbon emissions
and the high price of gasoline,
America's masses may not be
ready to jump on the electric ve-
"Ten thousand dollars is a lot
of money for a limited function
vehicle," said Ron Cogan, editor
of Green Car Journal.
While all-electric vehicles
emit no pollution when they are
driven, they are still responsible
for emissions at the power
plants that generate the electric-
ity to charge their batteries.
"If you are going to be living in
a retirement community or if you
are doing all your travel in a down-
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appropriate, neighbourhood,_ ga *
Vincimes or low-speed ones are
great," Cogan added.
Indeed, America's urban ar-
eas have just sprawled too much
to make a low-speed electric ve-
hicle a viable option for many.
While it could work wonderfully
in Santa Rosa or even San Fran-
cisco, hardly anyone in freeway-
mad Los Angeles could get by
with one.
That is why electric car en-
thusiasts are placing their mass-
market bets on General Motors
Corp.'s Chevrolet Volt, a plug-
in electric car with a small com-
bustion "range extender" engine.
Now still a concept car, GM

will begin production as soon
as battery costs fall below
$3,000 per car. Its experience
with the EVI, its defunct elec-
tric car featured in the film
"Who Killed the Electric Car?",
has been instrumental in devel-
oping the Volt and its battery.
"We hope the battery can
catch up to us and it is not too
far out in the future," said
Tony Posawatz, vehicle line di-
rector for the Volt. "It is prob-
ably sooner than most people
GM plans to price the Volt
at a premium over the standard
compact price of $20,000 and
make it "accessible to a larger
volume of potential custom-
ers," Posawatz said.
The YCwll have a 40-
mile (65 km) range between
charges, which covers most
commutes in the United States,
according to Sherry Boschert,
author of the book "Plug-in
Hybrids: The Cars That Will
Recharge America."
But she said the idea to
give it an engine as a back-up
to those who fear getting
stranded is a wise one.
"I love all-electric cars and
I actually think they are much
better in a lot of ways," said
Boschert. "But I think most
Americans who are unfamiliar
with driving on electricity will
be more comfortable starting
out with a plug-in hybrid,"

Cogan calls the Volt "an in-
telligent short-term answer and
an important pathway for future
As battery technology de-
velops, Cogan believes manu-
facturers will sell different ver-
sions, including lower priced
ones with a shorter range.
No carmaker seems content
to stay focused on just one seg-
ment of the electric car market.
Maverick Tesla Motors is
starting at the high end, selling
its sultry Roadster sports car at
over $90,000 and boasting a
waiting list of 400. It is also
moving down market to a
sports sedan t ^ between
*0,000 and $65,000.
"I think they have a good
chance of following through to
something everyone can buy,"
said Boschert.
And ZAP, although it has yet
to see its main market take off, is
developing the ZAP X with Lotus
Engineering, a $60,000 vehicle with
a range of up to 350 miles (560 km)
and a range extender.
But Schneider remains at-
tached to the potential of his
ugly-cute, three-wheeler and
hopes a celebrity or two adopt
the Xebra, like Leonardo
DiCaprio adopted Toyota Mo-
tor Co.'s Prius hybrid.
"We have a challenge of
adding the cool factor to the
economic factor," said

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Piles of rocks spark an ,-, .

American Indian mystery r

By Jason Szep

Rhode Island (Reuters) In a
thick forest of maple, willow
and oak trees where 17th
century European settlers
fought hundreds of American
Indians, algae-covered stones
are arranged in mysterious
Wilfred Greene, the 70-
year-old chief of the
Wampanoag Nation's Seaconke
Indian tribe, says the stone
mounds are part of a massive
Indian burial ground, possibly
one of the nation's largest, that
went unnoticed until a few years
"When I came up here and
looked at this, I was over-
whelmed," said Greene. a wiry
former boxer, standing next to
one of at least 100 stone piles
- each about 3 feet (1 metre)
high and 4 feet wide on pri-
vate land in this northern Rhode
Island town of about 10,600
"I know it has significance
- absolutely." he said.

But Narragansett Improve-
ment Co. disagrees. and says it
will press on with plans to build
a 122-lot housing project over
200 acres (80-hectares) in the
area near the Massachusetts
The firm has hired an ar-
chaeologist who studied the
stones and concluded they were
likely left in piles by early Eu-
ropean settlers who built a net-
work of stone walls in the area,
said company president John
"I don't believe any of
these Indian artefacts are on my
land," he said. "The whole area.
is very stony."
The case illustrates spo-
radic tension between develop-
ers and Native Americans in ru-
ral New England, where land
disputes fester nearly 400 years
after British Puritans sailed into
Massachusetts Bay and settled
the area.
Across state lines, the
Mashpee Wampanoag Indians,
who won federal recognition as
a tribe on February 15, said this
month they want ownership of

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is the third winner of a motorcycle/scooter valued at $250.000.
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a 22.000-acre (8.900-hectare)
military reservation in Massa-
chusetts to create a free-trade
Historians. state officials.
private developers and tribal
leaders in Rhode Island agree
that Nipsachuck woods, where
Greene identified the stone
mounds two years ago. is cul-
turally and historically signifi-
cant for local Indians.
It was the scene of'three
battles in the King Philip's War
- a one-year fight between In-
dians and English settlers that
killed an estimated 600 settlers
and 3.000 Indians, said
Frederick Meli. an anthropolo-
gist who has studied New En-
gland American Indian ceremo-
nial sites for 20 years.
The war. the bloodiest con-
flict of 17th century New En-
gland. broke down Indian resis-
tance and led to the westward
push by Europeans. "The war
here decided who was going to
run this country." said Greene,
gesturing toward the
Nipsachuck woods.

Meli. a former University
of Rhode Island professor who
works with the local Conserva-
tion Commission. estimates the
area could contain a burial
ground spanning at least 230)
acres. Already. the Wampanoags
call it their version of Arlinglon
National Cemetery. where LI.S.
soldiers are buried.
"There'.s lots of ceremonial
stonework there." said Meli.
The local Conservation
Commission is applying for a
grant to help pay for an archaeo-
logical survey of two plots of
land owned by a family that'



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town officials tomorrow to pro-
pose a survey.
They would dig the area.
scan it for metal and possibly
excavate it. said Meli. If the find-
ings suggest a burial ground. the
tribe would then use that as evi-
dence for a case to try to block
Narragansett Improvement's
housing project. arguing their
land could also contain ancient
Indian remains.
State authorities are watch-
ing the process.
"What we do know is that
it's an important area to a num-
ber of Indian tribes. Maybe the
piles are related to that (tribal
history). Maybe the), aren't."
said Paul Robinson. Rhode
Island's state archaeologist.
William Simmons. chair
of Brown University's an-
thropology department, said
the stone mounds were mys-
terious but could just as eas-
ily have been arranged by
European settlers.
"Placing the rocks like that
could have been a practical so-
lution for farmers clearing fields
or meadows or pastures or
whatever they were clearing -
to get rocks out of the way by
piling them atop one another:"
he said.
"If you were to dig and
find human remains then you
would know for sure." lie said.

SEACONKE Wampanoag Chief Wilfred Greene stands next
to a mound of rocks that local tribal leaders and historians
say mark a historic Indian burial ground in the woods in
North Smithfield, Rhode Island. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

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Cataract victim hopes to see again

By Shirley Thomas

AFTER years of visionary liv-
ing and working purposefully
towards realising his goals,
life in 2005 took a turn for
Robert Benjamin Barclay, a
carpenter/contractor for the
greater portion of his 69
Barclay, of Ulverston,
Corentyne, Berbice, said he had
a fall while going home from
work one afternoon a fall he
did not take too seriously, but
perhaps what was for him the
beginning of a dark chapter of
his life.
From that day, he said he
sensed he was encountering
problems with his sight. He vis-
ited an optical specialist and was
told he had cataract, but accord-
ing to the specialist at that time
it was not ready for surgery.
Two years later, it is no
longer 'too young', but sadly.
cataracts have now taken over
both eyes so that he is unable
to see.
Barclay recently heard of
Dr. Don Gomes of Gomes Op-
tical Services in Georgetown and
visited ,his clinic.
On examining him. Gomes
determined that Barclay now
has only light perception, and
hand perception, meaning that

he is moving around guided by
touch, and only with his prior
knowledge of the environment
in which he is moving.
His world is now dark. but
his memory serves him well
about the things he used to see
and do.
For example, he recalls car-
ing for his mother from her 94th
birthday until her death at the
ripe old age of 103.
Barclay feels confident that
one day he will see again.
But that, according to
Gomes. depends on hosw
quickly he can access cataract
surgery which is needed for
both eyes.
A report on the state of the
senior's sight, given by Gomes.
reads: "solid opaque. and ex-
tends from the central portion
of the periphery", meaning that
it can be called a fully mature
According to Gomes, some
cataracts can form like cobweb
and light still passes through.
However, for Barclay
whose future now hangs in the
balance, it is not so. No light is
allowed to go through, making
it imperative for an emergency
cataract removal and the intro-
duction of intra ocular lens
(IOL) if he is ever to see again.
Gomes is optimistic that if

this patient's case is taken in
hand expeditiously. he will see
again, as long as he strictly\
obeys the instructions given b\
the doctors regarding post op-
eration care.
After doing an assessment
of Barclay's sight. the doctor
feels that the cataract can first
be removed from one e\e. and
within three months, the other
can be removed. effectively al-
lowing him to see again.
Commenting that such pa-
tients can regain vision and be
given spectacle lens and con-
tinue to move around as usual.
he. however, cautioned that
persons need not become over
zealous or over optimistic, lead-
ing them to do things which can
bring them to harm.
Said Gomes: "The vision
becomes sharp and clear within
three weeks of having the cata-
ract removed. But this is where
the trouble comes in."
He said that very often.
within that three weeks' lime
frame, some patients feel so
good. they feel they can 'do the
world', and end up creating
problems for themselves.
Gomes pointed out that
there is a mere 35 per cent fail-
ure rate in cataract surgery, and
provided that the patients com-
ply with doctors' instructions


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The Health Facilities Licensing Bill 2006 No. 21) of 2006 has been
committed to a Special Select Committee of the National Assembly. This
Bill seeks to provide for the Lieensing of Health Facilities and tfor related

The Committee has begun its work but, wishes to receive from members of
the public. individuals and organizations, their views on the Il-ealth Facilities
Licensing Bill.

The Committee is, therefore, extending an invitation to members of the
Public, 1o forward \written. submissions of their views on this matter not later
than Tuesday 5" June, 2007.

Indi viduals and organizations willing to appear before the Committee to give
oral evidence should indicate this in their submissions.

All written submissions and request to make oral evidence must be
addressed to:

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and do so carefully. there
should be no problems for those
on whom surgery is performed.
He is therefore urging that
thev contain their excitement
within the first three weeks of
having the surgery done and not
do too much.
Instructions to be followed
Strictl\ no exposure to
Wear \ enr dark lens

Do not lift heavy objects.
since this causes the intra ocu-
lar lens (lOL) to dislodge. re-
sulting in greater problems for
the person
Do not use cubes or
monosodium glutonate tmsg)
known as aji-no-moto ever af-
ter the surgery. (These, doctors
say. haxe a direct thinning effect
on the thickness of the retina
which is a \ cry sensiti\ e area of
the e\ es.)

With the new and sophisti-
cated facility now being offered
at the New Amsterdam Hospi-
tal. compliments of the Govern-
ment of Cuba. Gomes is
strongly recommending that
Barclay's case be given some
urgent attention so that the sur-
gery could be done there right
in the land of his birth.
More and more Guyanese
(Please turn to page 11)

TREATMENT HELP: Grace Kennedy Remittance Services, local agents for Western
Union and Bill Express, Friday presented donations to assist two children who suffer
from deadly tumours to get treatment. Here, Marketing Manager Jennifer Cipriani-
Nelson, left, makes the presentation to Samantha Charles, right, while the other
beneficiary Michelle Arthur looks on. The women collected the donations on behalf
of the children who will benefit, Ricardo Bynoe and Stephan Phillips.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
vacant position of HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER.
This person would be responsible for providing support to the
Company Secretary in Planning, Evaluating and Implementing
Human Resource Policies, Programmes and Practices.

Applicants must be computer literate and should possess:

(i) A Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized institution
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Gold Board honours

miners, others
PRIME Minister Samuel Hinds presented certificates and
plaques to some of the top gold dealers, miners and long-
est serving employees of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB)
as it Friday celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The ceremony was held at the Regency Hotel on Hadfield
Street, Georgetown and was attended by officials of the Guyana
Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA). the Guyana
Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the GGB.
The Government Information agency (GINA) said the
Prime Minister believes the gold industry has now become sig-
nificant and has attracted more local and foreign investment.
The agency said he encouraged stakeholders to design mea-
sures to fast-track production while taking into consideration
the environmental impact of their operations.
He also called for miners to consider permanent establish-
ments in mining areas, it reported.
In 2005, gold production by small and medium-scale op-
erators reached 120,000 ounces, breaking the record for these
categories. The following year, output was more than 200,000
ounces, the agency said.
According to GINA, Chairman of the GGB Board of Di-
rectors, Mr. Rishi Sookram reported that 8,000 ounces were
produced at the end of the first quarter of this year.
He also announced that the board would be opening
branches at Port Kaituma and Mahdia.
GINA said he noted that positive transactions in gold
developed with the establishment of the Bartica branch
which has resulted in more than 45 per cent of gold prod-
ucts being sold in the area.

(From page 10)
are coming to appreciate and
realise the benefits of the gift
to the government and people
of Guyana since, what it
would cost to have one cata-
ract removal done at a private
facility is likely to be in the
vicinity of $150,000 which se-
nior citizens are not likely to
be able to afford.
In the case of Barclay. he
would have bad to find $300,000
or slightly under to have both
eyes taken care of.
And since financial assis-
tance from the National Insur-
ance Scheme is not guaranteed
for a senior citizen diagnosed as
having cataract after they would
have reached age 60. such senior
citizens will be depending
heavily on the facility at
Barclay who now lives
alone says he is eager to have
the surgery done and feels con-
fident that he will one day be
able to see again.
At the moment he is being
assisted by his cousin, Carmen
Eversley, of Allnes Village who
occasionally helps with his
cooking and cleaning.
It was Eversley who re-
cently learnt about Gomes from
the television programme "Doc-
tor on Call" and had him make
a visit to his clinic.

"I was so impressed, and
Dr. Gomes was so convincing,
I felt I really should get my
cousin Robert to see him, and
so here we are."
The Sunday Chronicle
caught up with Barclay last
week on one of his visits to
Gomes' Brickdam clinic.

THE Bureau of Statistics has
reported that following the
slowdown in the rate of price
increases observed during
February and March, where
the Consumer Price Index
(CPI) increased by less than
half a percentage point in
each of those months, there
was an increase of 1.2 per
cent in the level of prices of
the consumer items moni-
tored in the urban
(Georgetown) CPI basket of
goods and services for last
The price index value. ac-
cordingly, it said. moved from
234.8 in March 2007 to 237.5
in April. As such, the year to
date interaction rate from De-
cember 2006 to April 2007 was
measured at 8.3 per cent. On an
annual basis, that is when, com-
paring April 2006 to April.
2007, the Urban (Georgetown)
index rose by 10.1 per cent.
The bureau said that, sig-
nificantly, the index for the over-
all food group, having declined
in March, remained unusually
constant during the month of
It said the increase in the
overall index was therefore
driven by increases in the trans-
port and communication group
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goods and services by 3.1 per
cent: educational, recreational
and cultural services by 1.8 per
cent and the clothing and medi-
cal and personal care groups by
1.5 per cent each.
Accounting for the increase
in the transportation and com-
munication group of 4.2 per
cent. the bureau said this was
primarily due to upward move-
ments in the sub-categories, op-
erations of personal transport
by 8.1 per cent (due to increases
in gasolene prices) and pur-
chased transport services by 7.7
per cent (due to increases in air
fare costs).
The next highest increase of
3.1 per cent in the miscella-.
neous goods and services group
was attributed "totally to the
spike in prices of personal ser-
vices" as denoted by an increase
in the index of that sub-category
of 13.6 per cent.
"Interestingly", the bureau
noted. "it was the first move-
ment in prices for the sub-cat-
egory since December, 2006." It
contended that. essentially, it
was a major jump in prices for
services provided at barber
shops and hair care salons
which fuelled the price spike in
that category.
The increase in the educa-
tional. recreational and cultural

services group of 1.8 per cent
was as a result of a major jump
of 11.0 per cent in items prices
within the sub-category books
and newspapers. This, the bu-
reau said. completely nullified
the comparatively smaller de-
creases recorded of 1.9 per cent
in the sub-category education,
reduction of text books prices
due to sales at two major out-
lets, and of 1.8 per cent in the
sub-category recreational and
cultural services, respectively.
With regard to the price
movement of clothing and medi-
cal and personal care groups.
respectively, which both re-
corded increases of 1.5 per cent.
the bureau said it was the sub-
category of tailoring. which re-
corded a 10.0 per cent increase.
that was responsible for the
overall increase in the clothing
group. offsetting the decrease of
0.4 per cent recorded for
readymade clothing.
An increase of 3.8 per cent
in the sub-category of medical
expenses underpinned the over-
all increase lfor the medical and
personal care group.
Increases in housing and
footwear and repair groups.
respectively. were both at-
tributable to price increases
in commodities/services that
are. significant to the los\er

Price levels up

Bureau of Statistics reports

income group. the bureau re-
It said the housing group in-
creased by 1.1 per cent,. prima-
rily due to an increase of 3.1 per
cent in the sub-category, fuel and
power, as a result of increases
in kerosene oil prices. whereas
the decrease of 0.3 per cent \was
also recorded in the furniture
category .
The bureau cautioned that
the observation must be made
that although the overall inde\
for the food group remained
constant for the month of April.
there was a mni\ in the mo\e-
ment of prices among the ari-
ous sub-categories within t'he
Sutgal. hoine\ and relali'd
products recorded the highest
increase of 3.01 per cent I or
April. w\\ith increases in descend
ing imiagnilude recorded Iol
pulses and pulse product' s b\
2.8 per cent: on tobacco and It
hacco products b\ 1.78 pel
cent; milk and milk products and
oils and fats by 1.2 per cen': ce
real and cereal products by 0t),(0
per cent: meal. fish and eggs bl
0.4 per cent. and prepared meals
by 0.2 per cent.
The bureau said these in-
creases were totally nullified
hy decreases in the prices of
vegetables and vegetable prod-
ucts by 3.5 per cent: fruit and
fruit products by 2.4 per cent:
condiments and spices by 2.12
per cent: alcoholic beverages
by 0.5 per cent and noni-alco-
holic beverages b 1 O.1 per


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The Regional Administration of Region No. 1 wishes o inountu c i m :li .
currently accepting tenders from suitably qualified contractors s r i.k t,.., m
projects as part of its 2007 (Capital Work Programme:

1. Extension of Hobodia Primary School. Mabaruma
2. Construction of Kamwatta Plant Nursery, N.Mortca
3. Rehabilitation of Pakera Cottage Hospital, Matthex\ s Ridge
4. Rehabilitation of Port Kaituma Cottage I lHospital, Port Kailmn
5.. Rehabilitation of Mabaruma (Guest House. Mabaruma
6. Construction of Concrete Bridge at Citrus Gro\ve. Port Kailtni.i
7. Construction of Matthe\ws Ridge Primary School Extension

Tender Documents can be obtained fromn the Regional Accounting UI nit lies
in the Regional Administration building at Mabaruma for a non-refundlable fee
of $2,000. Tenders and accompanying alid MNIS and GRA ( omplitumcis milus
be submitted in scaled cm elopes and clecarl marked on hc lop lel'i l hind crneitc
"the name of the project tendered for" nd addressed to:

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lcndcrs nnl ist e deposited in the Regional lender B3o\ Iociatcd atl U1e ic 'ioi,.il
Adnimisititilon officee at Mabarunma not later than 13:00 lirs (Ipm) on
Wetldnetda. lMay 30, 2007.

Bids \\ Hi Ilbe opened in thc presence of Bidders or their rcp!scntluit\ cs on
NN ednesday. NlaN 30, 2007 at 13:30 hrs (1:30pm).

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Region No. I BariniaV/aini

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THIS past week, we joined
the world in observing Inter-
national Day of the Family.
Commendable as these are,
the preservation of the institu-
tion of family requires much
more than commemorative
speeches and programmes. Fam-
ily around the world is under
severe assault, and dedicated,
focused effort is what is re-
quired for its longevity in human
society. The family is the basic
building block of society.
As is the family in a nation.
so is the church, state, educa-
tion, business, arts, and life of
that nation. The home is the
first sphere of society and not
only determines the foundation
of these components of society,
but also determines the extent
to which they prosper.
The moral problems which
plague the nations today may be
attributed in part to the neglect
of the young by parents. In
many cases the young are liv-
ing in single parent homes,
where out of absolute necessity,
they are left alone while the par-
ent goes to work.
It is in the home where
people are instilled with godly
character and a biblical world
view, both of which are neces-
sary to support free, just, and
prosperous nations. The goal
therefore of every family,
should be to love and nurture
the young, build individual char-

acter. and prepare the next gen-
eration for world dominion.
The foundational principles
needed for strong, solid charac-
ter and an attitude which engen-
ders patriotism, are most effec-
tively imparted in the homes. It
is here that individuals first learn
the virtues of respect for per-
sons, property and human dig-
nity. It is here also that biblical
values are given the opportunity
to be inculcated into the

lifestyle of the young, hence in-
forming a behaviour that is de-
cent, respectful and self-con-
As governments seek to de-
velop the nations, they must
never underestimate the impor-
tance of the family in the life of

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the nations. In no area should
greater attention be paid. both
in terms of legislative fortifica-
tion as well as national budget-
ary and fiscal policies, than for
the support and development of
the family.
The true concept of family
is effectively represented in the
context of Christianity. The
family is a divine institution or-
dained of God, signifying the
mystical union between Christ

and His Church. The family will
only succeed therefore, when
the biblical principles that gov-
ern family are applied in the
The foundation of Christian
family is built on the institution
of marriage. Marriage also is un-

der attack. As a matter of fact.
marriage is becoming obsolete.
In the United States, we are
told that fifty per cent of mar-
riages end in divorce. In the
United Kingdom and Canada.
about one in every three ends in
divorce. It is reported also that
within the Caribbean only fif-
teen per cent get married. More
and more persons are opting for
a communon law arrangement.
In Canada, United Kingdom
and the Philippines, homosexual
relationships are elevated to the
sacred level of legal, biblical
In Barbados. another report
says. about 75 per cent of child
births are outside of wedlock. In
Jamaica. the most church-satu-
rated nation per population in
the Caribbean. over 80 per cent
are born outside of marriage.
It is also very interesting to
note that Guyana and Trinidad and
Tobago in the Caribbean have been
listed as having the lowest illegiti-
mate birth rate. The primary rea-
son given for this is because of a
strong Hindu, Muslim and Chris-
tian population.
In the midst of all of this,
Christians have to demonstrate
to our moribund world that.
marriage and the home are build-
ing blocks of society. The future
of society depends on the future
of marriage and family.
Whenever someone or the
state tampers with the trinity of
father, mother, and, child,
civilisation decays. The last man
standing on earth would be look-
ing, not for his house or his car,
or bank account, but his family.
Every child deserves a fam-
ily. Every family deserves hap-
piness, security and equal op-
portunities to earn for their
Let us all join in this ef-
fort to preserve the family.
Begin with your own.


'If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into
each others' nature with mutual sympathy, and to become ca-
pable of genuine comradeship. the foundation must be laid in
H. Ellis, 'The Task of Social Hygiene'

MUCH has been written
about gender inequity, gen-
der prejudice and discrimina-
Beginning in the 1970s. the
subject became even more popu-
lar with a great deal of men

IF '
bashing. The problem with
these discussions and writings
has been mainly by women for
However, gender identity is
clearly as much an issue for men
as it is for women. There is
more talk but little action in the
realm of gender equality.
The problem with some
writings is that they were hege-
monic, i.e. male placing women
as second class citizens. But
this was not always the case.
When and where there are eco-
nomic downsides such as in
poor countries, times of famine,
etc. social changes are not on the
front burner.
Another problem is in spite
of the many onslaughts, society
on the whole still expects the
man to be head of the house-
hold, to be in control, to be the
bread inner. This is what it
means to be a man.
Another requirement for
manhood is to acquire and use
power. In most societies the

man is to exercise power over
women, children, his family, etc.
Even women, especially
older women, expect their sons
to be in control of their wives
and families and they train their
sons to do so. Sisters expect
their brothers to be in control of
their families.
In countries in Africa south
of the Sahara and in the Carib-
bean this is especially true and
it becomes even more evident
when economic times became
difficult. Domestic violence is
ever more evident.
The entire process of
socialisation places men in a po-
sition of control. The older men,
elders, chiefs, have control over
various institutions and then
hold responsibility for the
transfer of power.
The younger men, at home
or on the job, are in the service
of older men. It is they who
own the house and the prop-
erty. Where and when younger
men are forced to challenge the
older, there is tension.
The pressure to be a man
and not being able to do so,
leads to violefice, illicit and
criminal behaviour. Masculinity
is thwarted. It is well estab-
lished that the types of beliefs
in manhood are the strongest
prediction of risk-taking
Resistance to change
came from women and men
alike and progress was sty-
mied. In areas of child-rear-
ing, health care, men have
been marginalised. There has
been reluctance to include
men in meetings about re-
production and sexual health.
Efforts to engage men in dis-
courses about sexual
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The European Union: an example to follow

By Ruben Sili6

IN 1957, to speak of a half
century was to refer to a no-
tion of a long period of time,
a distant future.
In that respect, the pioneers
of European integration during
the mid twentieth century, who
conceived the idea of building
the European Union, having op-
erated under the old notion of
the future, did not visualise the
materialisation of their efforts
within a relatively short period
of time, that is, in less than half
a century. However, social
changes and technological trans-
formations were shortening the
notion of the future, which his-
torically speaking, occurs when
there is a change in situation that
marks a difference from what
existed previously..
There's no denying that the
demands of globalisation were

the factors that most influenced
the speedy advancement of the
unitary European utopia. Fol-
lowing the two major wars, their
dramatic results compelled gov-
ernments to do everything in
their power to break the wave
of massive destruction.
Thus, countless treaties and
agreements were signed that put
an end to the confrontations;
nevertheless, the resource to en-
sure compliance with the agree-
ments continued to be based on
war logic, since the arms race
pressed on and each state under-
stood that the guarantee of peace
was to be prepared for a pos-
sible nuclear war. This re-
sponded to the implausible nine-
teenth century notion of Karl
Von Clausewitz: "if you want
peace prepare for war".
Around the middle of the
twentieth century, the Cold War
was established as the norm of

(From page 12)
behaviour have been met with resistance.
Even national leaders feel that they are being bashed and ma-
ligned and are portrayed as dysfunctional. Research has shown that
adult men working with youths have been in small groups and work-
ing in isolation. This is not an effective method of education about
gender equality.
A number of suggestions have been made. One is to focus on
the socialisation process of young men at home, in school and in
the community. One major responsibility is to remove the stereo-
types of men and women. It should begin with a self-awareness of
young men and women and the process and reasons for their own
stereotypes thoughts and behaviour.
There is much information from which to draw but men must
become part of the education process.
Men are fully aware of.the benefits that accrue from fa-
therhood: "fatherhood and their relationships with their chil-
dren give their lives meaning, give them a sense of purpose
and are among the most meaningful social roles and relation-
ships they experience in their lives".

international relations. The Cold
War failed, however, in the
sense that the confrontations
expected never came to pass.
Although the ideological
contradictions intensified to the
extreme, excessive military ex-
penditure, apart from being de-
structive, must have made an
impact for many to think, espe-
cially the Europeans, that a bi-
polar world would not be the
best approach for achieving the
development goals being pur-
sued. Thus, they began the
quest for the means to ensure a
suitable alternative that would
distance them from the two su-
per powers of the era: the
United States and the Soviet
With respect to the former,
this would be done through an
alternative integration and de-
velopment plan based on their
. own institutions; as for the lat-
ter, they would establish them-
selves as a dissuasive economic
The Europeans defined a
peace consolidation strategy,
anchored in the strengthening of
their economies and a political
system established on strong
democratic bases.
That gave rise to the start
of the internal process of per-
suasion to move forward with
regional integration. The early
arguments revolved around the
economy; thus, the first agree-
ments were established to
strengthen the steel and coal in-
dustry, creating the European
Coal and Steel Community,
cognisant of the fact that this
would be an initial step in work-
ing toward the consolidation of
a more far-reaching agreement
that would have greater politi-



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cal strength. This first step was
taken by the founding countries,
namely France, Germany, Bel-
gium Luxembourg. Italy and the
However, along the way
there were steps forward and
steps back, since the European
Community of Defence and
subsequently the European Po-
litical Community could not
withstand the reluctance of
some. Nevertheless, even though
there were obstacles, there were
never regressions in this project
since the idea was growing
among the European countries
to create a common market that
would expand the possibilities
of each country, with the free
circulation of goods and factors
of production, such as compa-
nies, workers and capital.
There were also expecta-
tions of establishing a political
structure above the state-nation
that would respond to those
common problems that could
not be resolved by each state
The integration project
moved ahead with increased
speed, after which the European
Economic Community was cre-
ated through an agreement
signed in 1957. That agreement

provided for the suppression of
customs: a common external
customs tariff: a common trans-
port and agriculture policy; the
creation of a European Social
Fund; the European Investment
Bank and the pursuit of closer
ties among the members. Ini-

first model of global govern-
We could say that Europe is
keeping up with the times, since
globalisation requires a world
order that goes beyond the spe-
cific interests of nations and
which would better respond to

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

tially, the agreement was only
signed by the same six found-
ing countries, after which Great
Britain, Denmark, Ireland, Por-
tugal. Greece and Spain were in-
Together, the first twelve
began the work of the European
Councils, where discussions
were held on the differences and
details regarding what would be
achieved through the Maastricht
Agreement. when the European
Union Treaty was signed, which
launched a process of creating
"an ever closer union among the
peoples of Europe".
From 1993, when that
treaty entered into force, the
European Union became the

the progressive international in-
terdependence that we are expe-
Fifty years of community
experience make it clear that
this is a better approach for
the advancement of the
peoples; therefore our region
must believe that every year
of progress for the European
Union represents one of re-
gression for us.
(Dr. Ruben Silid Valdez
is the Secretary General of
the Association of Carib-
bean States. The views ex-
pressed are not necessarily
the official views of the
ACS. Feedback can be sent

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REGD. NO. 849

Pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Co-operative Societies' Regulation Chapter
88:01,we hereby give notice that the Annual General Meeting of GUYANA
be held on Sunday, May 27,2007 at 10:00 am at the Guyana. Public Service Union
Sports Complex, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.

2. Agenda will be as follows:
a. Meeting Call to Order:

b. Roll Call;
c. Confirmation of Minutes of previous Annual General
Meeting and any intervening Special General Meeting;
d. Consideration and approval of Supervisor's Report:
e. Consideration and approval of Committee's Report:
f. Hearing and deciding upon complaints by members
aggrieved by a decision of the Committee:

g. Consideration and approval of Auditor's Report.
h. Motions:
Election of C( ',.' of Manage':et and S i: vi ry

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May 16. 2007

By Order of
Committee of Management.

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Pakistan: Musharraf a

"THE vast majority is with
me," said Pakistan's presi-
dent, General Pervez
Musharraf, a year ago. "The
day I come to know I'm not
popular, I'll quit. But more
than that, they'll be out in the
streets, and I would not be al-
lowed to stay."
Well, they've been out in
the streets for two months now,
and it's a good question how
long the general will be able to
stay in power. It's an even bet-
ter question what comes next.
Of the nine nuclear weap-
ons powers in the world, seven
are stable, predictable countries
that basically support the sta-
tus quo: the United States, Rus-
sia, China, India, Britain, France
and Israel.
The eighth, North Korea,
may have one or two working
nuclear weapons, or maybe not.
(Its test last October was an al-
most complete failure.)
And then there is Pakistan.
a one-bullet regime with Islam-
ist radicals lurking in the wings
and around fifty nuclear weap-
ons plus delivery vehicles.
A year or so after Pakistan
first tested its nuclear weapons

in 1998, I asked an American
defence analyst what he thought
would happen if officers who
were seen as extremists took
power in Pakistan. He said that
there would be "a traffic jam
over Kahuta" (then the main Pa-
kistani nuclear centre), as Ameri-
can, Indian and Iranian aircraft
launched simultaneous, uncoor-
dinated strikes aimed at elimi-
nating Pakistan's nuclear capa-
It's too late for that now:
Pakistan's nuclear weapons are
widely dispersed and well pro-
tected. But it does give a mea-
sure of how horrified some other
countries would be if Musharraf
were replaced by a regime
drawn from some of the more
extreme elements in the Paki-
stani military. The current agi-
tation suggests an eventual tran-
sition back to civilian rule in-
stead. but there are no rules in
Pakistani politics.
When General Musharraf
seized power in a bloodless
coup eight years ago, popular
disgust with the corruption of
Pakistan's civilian politicians
was so deep that he had real
popular support for some years.

Generals have run Pakistan for
almost half the time since inde-
pendence sixty years ago, and
on average the military regimes
have been slightly less corrupt
(although they have also repeat-

President, General
Pervez Musharraf
edly dragged the country into
unwinnable wars).
But Musharraf's life got
much more difficult after the
terrorist attacks on the United
States on 11 September, 2001.
Washington, intent on in-
vading Afghanistan, de-
manded Pakistan's help with
menaces. Musharraf claims
that Richard Armitage, then

U.S. assistant secretary of
state, warned Pakistan's in-
telligence director that if the
country did not cooperate
fully with the United States,
it should "be prepared to be
bombed. Be prepared to go
back to the stone age." So he
Ever since, Musharraf has
walked a tight-rope, pulled one
way by Washington's demands
and the other by the Islamic
loyalties and fierce anti-Ameri-
canism of most of the Pakistani
public. A booming economy (7
per cent growth this year) has
helped a bit, but the wealth
doesn't get spread very widely:
about one per cent of the
country's 165 million people
are rich, perhaps another three
per cent would count as middle
class, and the rest are poor.
Much less than half the popu-
lation is literate, and only two
million people in the whole
country pay income tax.
Pakistani governments,
both civilian and military, tra-
ditionally depend on appeals
to nationalism and religious
sentiment to keep the impov-
erished majority quiet, but
this has worked much less
well for Musharraf since he
was compelled to side with
the United States in the "war
on terror."
The surprise is that it has

t bay

taken this long for a crisis to
erupt, but now it has arrived.
The trigger was
Musharraf's attempt two
months ago to dismiss Chief
Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, in or-
der to make way for a more
malleable judge who would not
challenge his intention to run for
president again this November
while remaining commander-in-
chief of the army. (That is un-
constitutional under Pakistani
law, but Musharraf got away
with it in the rigged election of
2002, and he wanted to be sure
he had no trouble this time ei-
It was the straw that broke
the camel's back. All the groups
that felt abused or insulted by
Musharraf's policies finally
went out into the streets, and the
protests continue: last weekend
in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest
city and financial capital. 41
people were killed in street
fighting. He may not be able to
ride this out. If he cannot, what
comes next?
There are rumours of a
deal between Musharraf and
former prime minister
Benazir Bhutto, leader of the
Pakistan People's Party, the
biggest in the country. She
has been living in exile for the
past decade, but he would
amnesty her and she would
come home to be prime min-

sister again, leaving him in the
Nawaz Sharif. the ex-
prime minister whom
Musharraf overthrew in
1999, denies this, insisting
that "(Bhutto) said to me she
will not enter into any deal
with Musharraf." but

stranger things have hap-
pened in Pakistani politics.
Musharraf may be able to
tough it out for a while longer.
but the civilian politicians will
probably be back in the end.
There is, however, another,
deeply worrisome possibility.
The Pakistani army is a
black box, and nobody knows
what is going to come out of
(** Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.)

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: The Chairman, Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Republic
Bank (Guyana) Limited extend sincerest thanks and appreciation to
retiring Corporate Secretary and Senior Manager Corporate and
Management Services, Yolande Foo.

Mrs. Foo's retirement takes effect from June 01, 2007, following forty-
five years of invaluable service to the Board of Directors a rleimank,
B and the distinction of being the longest serving employee.

-Yolande's immeasurable contribution commenced August 16, 1961
-when she joined the Royal Bank of Canada as a Stenographer at the
Broad.Street Branch in Georgetown. Her commendable progression
within the Bank saw her assuming duties related to both credit and
operations functions at senior supervisory levels, and promotions to
Assistant Manager of Peirsonnel and Training, and subsequently, Manager,

When, in 1984, Royal Bank of Canada ceased operations in Guyana and
sold their shares to the Government of Guyana, Mrs. Foo was appointed
Company Secretary for the successor bank, National Bank of Industry
and Commerce Limited, becoming the first female to hold that post in
':. X the history of the Institution. She was later appointed to the Board of
Directors in 1989, scoring another first for women in the Bank.

As Director/Secretary, and Executive of the Bank, Mrs. Foo held the
position of Senior Manager, Corporate Development and Planning,
before becoming Senior Manager, Corporate and Management Services
in 1996 and serving in that capacity up until her retirement.

The Bank remains grateful to her for the sterling example of excellence
and dedication, and sends her every good wish and continued blessings
for the future.

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(The writer is a business wholly co
consultant and former ment.
Caribbean Diplomat) Blair
to the regii
IN THE public mind, the over- called that
riding assessment of the inter- UK's mere
est shown by British Prime pean Unio:
Minister, Tony Blair, in the its its scot
Caribbean is probably that he tion. The
chose Barbados for vacations its 25 mem
with his family. Furth
It would not be a fair or years, issue




mprehensive assess-
did try to be helpful
on but it has to be re-
on trade matters, the
ibership of the Euro-
n (EU) severely lim-
pe for individual ac-
EU speaks Tor all of
nber countries.
er. during the Blair
es affecting vital Car-

ibbean exports bananas and
sugar in particular became sub-
ject to World Trade Organisation
(WTO) rules as other countries
challenged the preferential terms
under which these Caribbean ex-
ports entered the EU market.
There was nothing that the Brit-
ish government could do to in-
fluence decisions of WTO pan-
But. the Blair government

did agree to establish structures
to improve communication and
consultation between itself and
Caribbean governments. No
previous British government
had done so.
As Blair prepares to
leave office in June, there are
lessons to be learned by Car-
ibbean governments in their
dealings with the British ad-
ministration and neiv actions


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quality used for construction, but not including items containing imported materials. except in the case ofconcrete blocks
and plywood"
Therefore, lor for forest prod cts to be zero-rated they must satisfy the following requirements:

1. they must be locally produced
2. must be lumber or similar to lumber
3. must be used for construction

With respect to the second requirement, the term lumber is used to describe 'wood, either standing or that has been
processed for use from the time trees are felled. to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use as structural
material for construction or wood pulp for paper production.' Lumber has also been defined as "partly prepared timber".
timber being ",wood prepared for use in building and cafpentrv".
Further. "L'og" is defined as "a part of the trunk or a large branch ofa tree that has fallen or been cut off" and is therefore
classified as similar to lumber. I lence. logs are eligible for zero-rating if they are used for construction.
On the basis of the foregoing, piles and posts used in construction will be zero-rated tbr VAT purposes.
Ho\\ c\ cr, \ hen logs are sold to saw millers and intermediary traders as raw material for the production of lumber, it will be
taxed at the standard rate of 1 6%0: having been sold for the purpose of production and not construction.
Moreo\ er, poles used in the utility sector. specifically for electricity and telephone, are subject to VAT at the standard rate
of 16",,.

By \ irtue of section 35 of the VAT Act. registered saw millers and intermediary traders who purchase logs for
production purpose will be able to treat the VAT they pay as input tax credit to be set off against output tax with the
excess being refunded.

I:1 tiher., x here at least fifty percent of the taxable supplies of the registered person are taxed at the zero rate.
subsection (5) and (0) of section 35 of the VAT Act allows the person to file a claim for refund of the excess credit
\\ ith respect to the /eo-rated supplies at the end of the calendar month to which it relates and obtain a refund in a
shorn time.

The \VA Department will continue to make public its policy on controversial zero-rated and 'Vatable' items to
enable e ho n, t.i to receive the benefits of the Tax.

Persons \Who still hav e queries with respect to \ VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner, VAT and
Excise Tax Department, 210 E' Albert and CharlotteStreets, Bourda for clarification.

Unquestionably. when he
came to office in 1997. Tony
Blair was concerned with domes-
tic issues and with the larger in-
ternational canvas, particularly
Britain's place in the EU.
The Caribbean was of little
interest to him. This was obvi-
ous in two early instances: first.
he failed to meet formally with
Caribbean leaders in the margins
of the Commonwealth Heads of
Government conference which

his government hosted within
months of assuming office.
Then. he could not find time to
meet the then Prime NMinister of
Jamaica. P.J. Patlterson. when lihe
\ visited Britain.
Caribbean High Commis-
sioners in tLondon of whom 1
w as one at the titte and Brit-
ish parliamentarians of Carib-
bean origin let it be knoxn in
clear sterns that they and Carib-
bean governments were very an-
noyed over what appeared to be
a downgrading of the Caribbean
Mr. Blair is nothing if not
a consummate politician.
Recognising that the Carib-
bean vote in the UK was criti-
cal to some marginal seats,
and that those voters might
become upset with the Labour
Party which the majority tra-
ditionally supported, he re-
sponded positively to the sug-
gestion that a UK/Caribbean
Forum be established under
which the British and Carib-
bean Foreign Ministers would
meet every two years to con-
sult and take action on mutu-
ally agreed matters.
Liter, he agreed that in the

SOME of the winners of the Cellink Mo

Cellink Mo

winners c

THE Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) Fri-
day presented prizes to 12 lucky mothers who were winners in
the recent Cellink Mother's Day promotion, 'Make your
mother's wildest dream come true'.
The presentation was at the GT&T canteen on Hadfield Street,
Georg 'town and was witnessed by the mothers as well as their chil-
dren x ho won the prizes on their behalf by sending GT&T an e-
mail s iting why they thought that Cellink should make their moth-
ers' w !dest dreams come true.
"he prizes were a refrigerator; a full body massage, along
with trip to Kaieteur Falls; a gold necklace set, and eight
coaso nation prizes of seven tickets for trips to Kaieteur Falls
with popovers at Baganara Resort on the Essequibo River; four
cellul phones, and three baskets (hampers) containing cos-
metic and other goodies.
V inner of the refrigerator was Hazel Haimiiton of John Street.
Lodgi Georgetown.
1 e second prize of a trip to Kaieteur Falls with a stop-
over Baganara Resor. and a full h,,dN massage went to


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years in between the meeting of
Foreign Ministers, the British
and Caribbean Heads of Govern-
ment would meet around the time
of Commonwealth Heads of
Government Conferences. He
has been faithful to the commit-
ment to hold these meetings, and
the UK/Caribbean Forum has
met religiously every two years
since 1998.
Ironically, on the very day
that UK and Caribbean officials
met to make further proposals
to deepen the institutionalized
relationship between the UK and
the Caribbean, an event took
place in New York that would
engage a great deal of Mr. Blair's
attention and, ultimately, lead to
loss of support for him in Brit-
I was among a group of
British and Caribbean officials
who met at the British High
Commissioners residence in Bar-
bados on the morning of Sep-
tember 1 ith 2001 as terrorists
flew two hijacked airplanes into
the twin towers in New York,
beginning the saga that led to the
invasion of Iraq and what is
called "the war on terror".
The bewildered officials,

who together watched the
dreadful scene on television
and worried about what sort of
new world had suddenly been
fashioned, somehow managed
to agree a means by which the
British and Caribbean Heads
of Government could commu-
nicate directly with each other
prior to multilateral meetings
to advance the concerns of
each other. These included
meetings of the EU and the
It has to be said that the
Caribbean enjoys no such struc-
tured and predictable relation-
ship with any other country, and
the UK has no such relationship
with any other region in the de-
veloping world. And, they were
formed under Tony Blair's
Additionally, the British
government established in Lon-
don a Caribbean Advisory
Group subsequently renamed
the Caribbean Board made up
of persons with Caribbean and
British experience to advise the
UK government, through the
Foreign Office, on matters re-
lated to the Caribbean area and
the Diaspora in the UK. Again,

other's Day promotion with their prizes


Winifred Patterson. The prize of a gold necklace set went to
Maple Pellew of Linden.
The tickets for travel to Kaieteur Falls/Baganara Resort went to:
Sharon Alleyne
Anne Barnes
Yvonne Cummings
Marcia Emmerson
Deborah Fraser
Candida Williams
The cellular phones were won by:
Donette Clementson
Bonita Hunte
Cannen Patterson

The prize of a gift basket and a c -I!!uar plhonc went to Pas-
tor Minerva Robert,.
The refrigerator was delivered at Hazel Hamilton's home
before the presentation at the GT&T canteen and Pellew's gift
was delivered in Linden.

as pointed out by Dr. Peter
Clegg, a UK academic with con-
siderable knowledge of the re-
gion, "there is no other region-
specific advisory group" in the
Foreign and Commonwealth Of-
fice (FCO).
These, then, were opportu-
nities and structures for the Car-
ibbean to influence British gov-
ernment policy that were created
under Tony Blair's premiership.
And, where he gave undertakings
to lobby for the Caribbean as
he did on the level of compen-
sation payable by the EU to the
Caribbean after the price paid for
sugar was reduced he fulfilled
his promise.
At a very personal level,
he committed to holding a
Caribbean Investment Con-
ference in London which he
opened along with Barbados
Prime Minister. Owen
Arthur, in November last year.

If the conference failed to de-
liver on its potential, this was
not due to lack of British gov-
ernment effort but to poor at-
tendance by Caribbean gov-
ernments (only Antigua, Bar-
bados. Belize and Guyana
sent ministers).
So. even despite the consid-
erable and fatal engagement with
Iraq that followed 9/11 and his
personal involvement with Presi-
dent George W. Bush in this
tragic episode. Mr. Blair did find
time for the Caribbean.
The agenda of the en-
gagement, in my view, has
been far too one-sided. The
UK/Caribbean forum has fo-
cussed a disproportionate at-
tention on drug trafficking
and security issues. This is
not to say that though .these
issues are important to the
UK, they are not important to
the Caribbean they are, but

more so are the development
issues, especially human re-
source development, funds to
help in changing the struc-
tures of economies and
infrastructural development.
However, it is the Carib-
bean that should have done nmor
to forcefully advance its own
cause through the submission of
well researched and intellectual\
rigorous papers.
The problem the region
faces is that its trade with Brit-
ain is almost of no importance
to the UK economy UK ex-
ports to the Caribbean Commu-
nity (CARICOM) countries is
0.5% of its total exports and its
imports from CARICOM are
0.2% of its total imports.
What is more, apart from
drug trafficking and illegal immi-
gration, the Caribbean holds only
three potential interests for Brit-
ain which the Caribbean has not

exploited These are: Caribbean
voters in the LUK and their po-
tential impact on British elec-
tions: the saferv of the region as
a destination for lUK tourists:
and'the alliances that Caribbean
countries develop with countries
that might worry the EU or the
EU-'.S. alliance.
The Caribbean should de
N elop positions and
implenmentable policies on these
issues with which the could en-
gage the British government.
Tony Blair did make an
effort for the Caribbean de-
spite his wider preoccupa-
tions: the Caribbean may not
have done enough to take ad-
vantage of the opportunities it
was given. More should now
be done as the reins of power
change hands in Britain.

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A number of persons have been questioning whether purchases by (Government and other State agencies are
subject to Value-Added Tax (VAT). The following forms the guiding principle under the VATAct with respite I to the
State and agencies ol'the State and VAT.

Except for those items that are exempt or zero rated under the VAT Act. purchases by these agencies will be subject
to VAT at the standard rate of 16%. The VAT ACT 2005, Schedule I, paragraph 11 (w) pro- ides for the zero-raling

a) goods when imported and consultancy services, to be supplied to the State, an agency of the State. or a local
authority and directly incorporate into a project funded by grants or loans supplied by a foreign gos ernment (or
agency of that government) or a public international organisation;

b) goods when imported and works and consultancy services purchased by a budget agency named in the
schedule to the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act 2003;

Therefore the State or an Agency of the State will not be required to pay VAT on imported goods or consultancy
services if they satisfy the following requirements:

1. The goods and services are directly incorporated into a project
2. The project is funded by foreign grants or public international organizations.
3. In the case of a budget agency, such agency must be named in the Fiscal Management and Accountability
Act 2003.

Any other purchases including security services will be subject to VAT.

Further, Sales by budget agencies are exempt from VAT as stated in Schedule II paragraph 2 of the VAT Act.
Paragraph 2 (f) provides as follows-

"a supply of all goods and services by budget agencies named in Schedule to the Fiscal Management and
Accountability Act 2003 and by State agencies that perform regulatory functions by statute"

Note: While the State and budgetary agencies etcetera are exempt, it does not mean that they are excused from
paying VAT. Exempt means that the entity will pay VAT on their purchases (except where the item is specifically
zero-rated or exempt under schedule I or 11 of the Act) and they are not allowed to charge VAT on the goods or
services they provide.

Further. any VAT incurred by these entities will not be recoverable.

Therefore, no VAT is to be charged on birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, licenses and
registration, affidavits. Power of Attorney. Deed Polls and National CSME Certifirt pirovided by an agency of
the State. local authority, budget agency etcetera.

Persons who still h_,V queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner. VAT and Excise
Tax Department. 210'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets. Bourda for clarification.

1 111,

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From Caribbean
Nutrition Talk

"'- IN OUR quest for healthier
S- eating choices, we are en-
courage to eat foods with
less fat and sodium, more fi-
bre, more complex carbohy-
U.'e-drates and lower in calories.
The foods that are most
promoted are usually the im-
- ,, ported ones since more is


known about them than about
our local foods. We may there-
fore seek out whole grain cere-
als and breads, fruits such as the
American apple, plum and
grapes and vegetables such as
broccoli and cauliflower.
How do our local foods
Who has not heard the
adage, 'an apple a day keeps
the doctor away'? This is
probably because the Ameri-
can apple has fibre to facili-
tate gut health and rid the
body of waste. But do you
know that one guava fruit has
four times the amount of fi-
bre, slightly more potassium
and 19 times the amount of
Vitamin C. as an American

In comparison. to n -,hole
bunch of grapes, one guava has
25 times mbre Vitamin C, four
times more fibre and about the
same potassium. Likewise, it
would take. 15 American apples
to supply the Vitamin C con-
tent of only one West Indian
Cranberry juice has become
very popular because of its ben-
efits to bladder health. But have
you thought that similar ben-
efits could be had from coconut
water at less than half the calo-
ries and with appreciably more
A glass of cranberry juice
will provide about 150-200 calo-
ries, while the same glass of co-
conut water contains only 50
calories, while giving 400 mg
potassium compared to the 60
mg for cranberry juice.
For those concerned about
the sodium content of coconut
water, be assured that a single
glass will provide only 60 mg
sodium compared to the 700 mg
in V8 canned vegetable juice.'
Also, be assured that the
coconut water has no fat. The
fat of the coconut resides'in
the jelly and will thus be
found in coconut milk, but
there is as cbelesterol since
c iso ft phint iMW

and cholesterol is found only
in foods of animal origin.
This means that butter will
have cholesterol but coconut
milk, like the vegetable mar-
garines, is free of cholesterol.
Moreover, the traditional
way of cooking with coconut
milk for flavour is better than
using margarine which is often
substituted in porridge, rice and
peas and soups.
A tablespoon of coconut
milk has only 38 calories and 4
g fat compared to 111 calories
in the same amount of margarine
and 11.5 g fat. Also, the fat in
coconut is healthier for the body
than margarine fats.
Two other sources of fat
that are often mislabelled are the
Jamaican ackee and the Avocado

pear. Neither has any cholesterol
and the fat is monounsaturated
- the same type of fat that we
pay so much for in the olive oil.
Admittedly, broccoli, cau-
liflower and brussel sprouts,
like other vegetables will pro-
vide Vitamin C, minerals, fla-
vonoids and other
photochemicals, but they are
no match for our local callaloo
(amaranth) in terms of cal-
cium, iron and Vitamin A.
Callaloo has more than four
times the calcium, two or more
times the iron with more than
twice the Vitamin A as the
American vegetables. The whole
grain cereals are indeed a good
source of fibre, but calorie for
calorie our provisions are
equally as beneficial. The Irish
potato,'brown rice and whole
kernel corn provide the least fi-
bre per serving. Those of better
value are whole wheat bread,.
green banana and sweet potato
providing 1.5 per serving of
about 70 calories.
Richer still is rolled oats at
1.96 g but topping the list, you
guessed it, is our local breadfruit
at 2.45 for a serving of two slices.
So next time you reach
for the foreign goods on the
shelf, don't forget our local
pr kuctare the best.

dSBlp 1,-25 0

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One guava better than

a bunch of grapes!

--And coconut water beats cranberry juice

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TV, TheNews and

American Politics

By Ron Cheong

I'M NOT into Reality TV.
But I've managed to com-
pensate for that deficit in my
life with a close substitute. I
get my daily surreal fix from
a riveting spectator sport
called American Politics,
which comes packaged under
the general rubric The News.
If politics is a microcosm of
the power struggle and social
relations between people, then
TV politics is its fishbowl.
Complete with bright lights and
attention-grabbing sound bytes,
it offers a fascinating visual
spectacle. And if that were not
enough, a number of the pun-
dits and players can be counted
on to display a grasp of reality
rivalling the most imaginative
storyline on Reality TV.

Viewers of Reality TV, by
and large, have a pretty good
idea of what they're in for when
they tune in on a show. The
name Reality TV is itself a dead
giveaway. It is an oxymoron -
a contradiction in terms just like
virtual reality or head butt. The
obvious clue embedded in the
category name supplies fair
warning. It cautions the viewer
to adjust their internal reality
meters before sitting down.
Not so with TV news. It
comes without the obvious
alert. And often holds high a
prized reputation for being
accurate and unbiased. View-
ers are consequently soothed
into a less critical frame of
mind. Many filtering sys-
tems start to lower their de-
fences, and may even go into
a passive mode, which is set
to accept incoming informa-
tion as objective and ingenu-
In addition to this. the in-
herent nature of TV news cov-
erage has a bent towards dis-
torting reality for our collective
consciousness, even in the ab-
sence of any deliberate effort to
do so. For example, it is not
much of an exaggeration to claim
that a war or drought in a region
with low news coverage hasn't
happened until it appears on the
networks' latest breaking news.
And. these events end or fall into
a never-land vacuum when the
networks drop them.
To be fair, while this phe-
nomenon is much exacerbated
by the effects of TV. its basis

lies in a condition intrinsic to
human awareness alluded to in
the old philosophical question:
"If a tree falls in the forest, and
no one is there to hear it, did it
make a sound'?"
Underlying this question is
the argument that reality is
based on perception, and by ex-
tension, its corollary the often-
cited idiom: perception is real-
I take the everyday usage
of "perception is reality" to
mean that other people's reality
is based on their understanding
of the information that they ac-
quire or that finds its way to
them, and the amount of their
attention that that information
monopolises. And I believe that
most people use "perception is
reality" in a personal context to
remind themselves that in order

to be seen in the best light, they
must put their best foot for-
Political spin-masters, how-
ever. see a much grander project
in the idiom "perception is re-
ality". They see a means of
swaying mass audiences. And
to this end. they appear to have
adopted it as a literal slogan;
constantly deriving new ways
to disregard realities not to their
liking, and focusing instead on
managing perceptions a ploy
that lends itself well to TV. es-
pecially when packaged as The
The more cynical part of
me says that it is these tenets
that political spin-masters have
seized upon as their operating
mantra. They seek to dominate
reality by controlling percep-
tions, often using TV. which is
well suited to the purpose.
A more generous view
would be that it is simply a
matter of reframing looking at
the same set of facts with dif-
ferent eyes. the glass is either
half-empty or half-full.
A classical example of
this is reversible figures in
which you see one image
when you focus on the fore-
ground and another when
you focus on the background.
When you get caught up in
one view it is difficult to see
the other. There is nothing
sinister in this. just different
Whatever the motivation.
the techniques that grow out of
creating alternative perspectives

has been raised to an art form.
These techniques combined
with the inherent distortion in
TV sound bytes allow the drama
of American Politics to rival al-
most anything on Reality TV.
Recently, I've been swept
up by the so-called Gonzo
Gate controversy, over the fir-
ing of eight of the country's
ninety-three Federal Pros-
ecutors (almost 9%) for
mostly political reasons. The
Democrats point out that
once appointed these federal
prosecutors must be indepen-
dent of political interference

which would otherwise com-
promise their objectivity.
The White House responds
that the President appointed
these attorneys; therefore he is
free to dismiss them. (What's
freedom for the pike is death
for the minnows.) They
characterise the whole affair as
a tempest in a teapot over the
firing of a handful of attorneys.
And one commentator from the
right calls it the Seinfeld scan-
dal all about nothing.
The Attorney General him-
self proclaims he wasn't involved
in any meetings, memos or dis-

cussions about the fired attor-
neys. He can't recall much of
anything about the firings.
Nevertheless, he has confidence
that everything done was above
The Democrats retort
that on the basis of the Attor-
ney General's own word, he
is either an absentee land-
lord or he is misleading con-
gress. Either alternative is
egregious and more than suf-
ficient grounds to toss Attor-
ney General Gonzales out.
The Attorney General
counters that he doesn't intend

to go. But no man is an island.
In order to stay he must mus-
ter enough votes from any re-
maining allies or risk being cast
The drama is still un-
folding with each new rev-
elation ratcheting up the an-
ticipation. Sometimes in
the grip of the moment, I
could temporarily forget that
this is serious business. As
lurking in the background of
this -all, is the paradox that
so much on TV is not real,
but for it to be real it must
be on TV.


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WINDS: North-easterly and South-easterly at 1 to 6m.p.s,
gusting at times in showers, over some areas.
WAVES: Moderately high to high, reaching about 2.0m in open
HIGH TIDE: 06:00h at (2.88m) and 19:29h at (2.64m)
LOW TIDE: 00:06h at (0.83m) and 12:51 h at (0.64m)
SUNRISE: 05:36h
SUNSET: 18:02h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 29.5-31.2C over coastal areas
and & 29.5-32.5C over near inland to interior locations.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.5C over coastal areas
and 20.5-24.0C over near inland to interior locations.
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users
are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
weather information and warnings for the safety of
the marine community.
HIGH TIDE ADVISORY: Residents of coastal, riverain and
lowlying areas are advised to take precautions against
flooding due to above normal tides.
PLEASE CALL --- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284

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Humphrey & Co. Ltd.
R.G. Humphrey Machinery Sales
Gladys Hicken Limited
Demerara Tobacco Company Limited
Consultative Assoc. of Guyana Industries
Colgate Palmolive (Guyana) Ltd.
Swan Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Spellen's Workshop
Hand-in-Hand Mutual Life Assurance/Insurance
National Milling Co. of Guyana
The International Pawnbrokery
Jamiran Haroon-Mohamed's Supermarket
Godfrey Ignatius Tai-oy-Young
People's Assembly of God Church
Doreen De Caires
Brazilian Embassy
David Rose Hostel
Insurance Brokers-Guyana Ltd.
Office of the President
Religious Education Department
Guyana Co-op Credit Union
Mohamed Ali
Yusuf Sankar
Ivy Hall Memorial Home
Mohamed Yousouf Bacchus
Regional Democratic Council 6 Admin
Looknauth Persaud
Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Computer World
Rodrigues Architects Ltd.
C.H.C. James & Co. Ltd.
Thrifty Shopping Center
L.A. Atherly & Co.
Regional Guest House (Reg.#9)
Canadian High Commission
Ministry of Legal Affairs
Public Service Appellate Tribunal
Hyacinth G. Massey
Mibra Trading Company
Bread of Life Bookshop
Boston & Boston
Christian Book Service
Carvalall Michael Ivan
Kiddie Korner
Guyana Book Foundation
Lynch Associates Ltd.
Romanex (Guyana) Exploration Ltd.
Specialist Key Shop
National Frequency Management Unit
Globe Trust & Investment Co.
Michael Solomon
Kennav HDL Limited
Caribbean Engineering & Management Co.
Omai Gold Mines (Forage Orbit Inc.)
General Contractors Co. Ltd.
Barama Co. Ltd.
Worldwide Travel Service Ltd.
Sheila George
Bob J. Dhoray
Friends Travel World
Pharmagen Enterprises
H.A. Snacks
Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales
Public Communication Consultants
Correia & Correia Ltd.
R. Bassoo & Sons Ltd.
Victor Solomon
National Pride Guyana Ltd.
Stephen Naraine
Specialized Equipment & Bearing
Roraima Airways Ltd.
Desel Day Care & Play Group
Amatuk Trading Co. Ltd.
Khemraj Ramjattan
Camex Limited
Harry Persaud Sankar
Guysons Engineering Ltd.
Janico Industrial Eng. Ltd.





Rahamatoola Kassim
Dr. Michele Ming
Norma Daniels
Roy Chin
Mings Products & Services Ltd.
Ester Soloman
Guyana Public Service Co-op Credit Union
Sudeen's Enterprises Inc.
Machinery Corporation of Guyana
Property Management & Investment
Basic Needs Trust Funds
John & Vivian Quail
The Beauty Place
Privatisation Unit
Chetram Ramkellawan
Clifton Kirton
Mercury Courier
Tucville Assembly of God Church
Demerara Power Co. Ltd.
Kim Prescod
The Prairie Int. Hotel & Tourist
Leon Rutherford
Better Hope Assembly of God Church
Crown Mining Supplies
Devindra Persaud Gangaprasad
Garvin Nichols Architect
NM Security Solutions
Dalgleish Joseph MD
Helena Best Day Care Centre
Sirpaul Singh
Roxanne Jordan
Desinco Trading
Tatabu Trading Co.
Vishnu Panday & Associates
Atlantic Pharmaceuticals
Guyana Office for Investment
Chandraballi Bisheswar
The Private Sector Commission
Demerara Bank Limited
National Media & Publishing Co.
Fastening and Building Systems
Birget Bernadette Corbin
F.S. Stevenson
Roy Bassoo & Sons Construction
Dr. Jewan Balram
Mohadeo Bhagwandin
VIP Pizza Plus
Guyana National Relief Council
Clarence A.F. Hughes
David Persaud
Nidera (Guyana) Ltd.
Frederick George Patterson
Guyana Diamond Trading Company
Dawn Barnes
Video Mega Productions
Terrence 0. Joseph
Tourism Association of Guyana
Godfrey E. Washington
Rajendra Poonai
Farm Supplies Limited
F and D Limited
Norman Rudolph Kharaj
Anna Regina Town Council
Jennifer Bulkan
Wilderness Explorers
Caribbean Aviation Maintenance
Trans Guyana Airways Ltd.
Vikab Guyana Ltd.
Clement James Rohee
Habitat for Humanity Guyana Ltd.
Guyana Society for Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals
Plastics' Products Limited
Beharry Dookie
Patsan Trading Service




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Ministry of Local Government
Universal Travel & Tour Company
Connection Travel Service
Universal Amalgamated Communal
James David Light
Petal Phillips
Zaiboon N. Gafoor
Maurice Evans
D. Eve Blackman
Richard Allen
Omechand Deonarain
Ministry of Finance
Raymond Haniff
Derick Ramotar
The Gift Centre
Ganesh R. Shivnauth
Cummings Electrical Co. Ltd.
Fix-it Hardware
Bhena Footwear
Executive Business Service
Plaisance Dorcas Club
The Medicine Chest
Hopeful Steps -Guyana
Libra and Capricorn Enterprises
New Taste Restaurant
Nanda's Boutique
Global Technology Inc.
Dr. Janice Imhoff
Roxane George
AON International
Family Planning Association of Guyana
Frank V. Rajpaul
Teresa Stuart
Ramsaywack Arjune Printing Service
Dr. Dionne Fries
Aviator's Risk Management System
Project Dawn Inc.
Marcel Gaskin & Associates Ltd.
Stephen Wilson
MMC Security Force Inc.
Ministry of Human Services & Social
Farouk & Nariman Kalamadeen
Guyana Islamic Trust
Internet Works Incorporated
Errold Singh
Wildlife Division
Maurice Solomon & Co.
Inflight Duty Free Guyana
Grace Assembly of God
Evergreen Adventures
Akbar Auto Sale
Charles Mc Watt
Eden Farms Limited
General Industrial & Supplies Ent.
Alabama Trading
Raj Singh Insurance & Risk Management
Christian Mission Church
Vidya's Enterprise
Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha
Dr. Galton Roberts
Jasoda Fisher
Leon Oswald Rockcliffe
Quamina Guest House
Chris Auto Spares
St. Ignatius Parish
Carib Food Distributors Inc.
Chateau Jenee
Miller Construction Agency
Home Hardware General Store
Da Silva's Home of Optic
Apex Insurance Brokers Inc.
C & F Supermarket
North American Airlines
Colin Lovell


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COUNSELLING 2-9L S17F F a- : t I- -066
WANTED ( or ult" iii> .os Iat

HOTEL accommodation,
Le Grand Hotel Penthouse (B.
Bhaichandeen Ltd.), 6
Commerce St. Phone 592-227-
3499, 592-225-6361. Email:
Rates starting from US$30.

AUTO International the
American Spare Parts Dealer
and Service in all American,
European and Japanese
Spares. Automatic & standard
transmissions specialist. Tel.
223-0145, 225-5509, 628-

3 FISHING boats,
complete 48-ft., 3" brand new
seine, engine 40 Hp. Call 220-
5728, 650-9764, 646-8098.

HALF price offer for
Cosmetology classes starting
21"s Ma City Mall. Call Roxie's
227-8538, 622-4386.
WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information-,
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer. P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
EARN a Certificate. Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the woUrd from
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
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.

FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nail artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now !32
Cummings Street Bourda. 223-
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave. straightening, facial
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 221-
ANNIVERSARY offer on all
courses. Register now. Air brush
course -' $6 000, Nail
Technology course $25 000
& $30 000and much more. For
more information, contact Ms.
Scott on 225-2636. 225-0196
or 682-8783. Limited spaces
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 Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

DOLLY S Auto Rental
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown We accept
Master. Viia and American
Express Cards Phone --225-
7126 226-3693 Email

SEWING done at Kitty
Home Studio Any type of
csitume cloning al'terin
ContacC Sunita 231-762-.
JEAN offers courses in
ress-'naking faric d i in'
K i.r !IIs. cusn2 s, 10 I '.' ,' fiora! arrangement.
cake decoraton 153 Barr St
Kitty 226-954? 6C10-4105

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.

8 WEEKS comprehensive
course offered in Massage
Therap. Interested persons can
call # 226-210, 226-8091. 9 am
- 6... pm...
course beginning 211 ".l, --
Abdul's Electronic Servicinr
349 East Street. Tel. 225-031i
or 226-6551.
nails designing, silkwrapping.
manicuringg edicuring Register
now $500.0 Call Michelle
227-7342. 222-3263.

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6 Shell Road, Kity
5-9587. Electrical
i-,'-iii.1 and W iring Air-
condioning and Refriqeration.
Electronic and Televisio n
repairs. Portupuese, Spanish.
Mathematics, English.
INC. now registering for courses for
adult, CXC and 13 years in
Spanish. French, Portuguese and
English as a foreign language. Also
cfferng, interpreting and translation
services. Call 231-7303.


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

Now A".,ai.- r :.. students
for Local ano Caonaian
Computer Cerhificate,'
D., pmoTa Courses.

Computerised Accounting.
Computer Repa"rs.
Net.vorking. Microsoft Office.

COLLEGE. P *r- for ani
!niern.trional L ..- Decree
: Business Mainaemeht. Travel
Topir'sni and Hospltahltk; or
' xeci n i t- I_ ,'
LEVEL B:jsi-- -- r-,-;--
..'-, ... -, ,: i,.. M arke.ina
,.lranaement. and Tourism All
I-, commence on 7:- May
S. exams n December
2007 Dailv. Evenina a'd Wee',
-id passes REGISTER TODAY!
262 Thomas Street. North
Cumminqsburq, G/town. Tel.
223 7210. 22 5474 225 -

currently registering students for
its full time (Forms 1 5)
afternoon lessons and evening
classes. Subjects offered: Maths.
English A. Social Studies. POA.
POB, OA and Information
Technology. Monthly fee S1
500 per subject Tel. #'s 227-
7627, 615-8916, 615-8919.

WALK. CALL 663-5469 24

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

ENROL now at Soman &
Sons Driving School, First
Federation Building. Manget
Place & Croal Street. Manual
& automatic. Phone # 225-
4858, 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-
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek.
You can also obtain an
International Drivers Permit For
more information, call 227-3869.
227-7560. 227-3835, 622-8162.
R.K's Creating M1-1t-r- ir
Driving since 1979. ~ ,n ..'.
need security and comfort to
r-n Students must know who
i r .: l with. Driving is serious
business, riot a fly by night
Business. R.Ks Institute of
Motoring. 125. Regent Road.

PRIME land available for
mining in Aremu (Cuyuni),
Takatu (Puruni) and Mora Mora
(Puruni). Contact tel. # 225-
2535. 626-6909, 642-7963.

services offered in Swedish
Therapy/Aroma Therapy
Reflexology. Trigger Point
Therapy. Call for appointment
# 226-8091.
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts.
alleviate pain, stress and body
tension. Ulelli Verbeke Certified
Massaqe Therapist. Tel. 592-
615-87T47/ 682-3858. 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

Dorado Village, West Coast
Berbice is applying to the
Minister for Naturalisation. and
that any person who knows any
reason why Naturalisation.
should not be granted should
send a written and signed
statement of the facts to the
Permanent Secretary. Ministry
of Home Affairs. Geergetown
"NOTICE is hereby given
SiLVA of 14 Shell Road. Kitty
Georoetown, is applying to the
,Minister for Naturalisation an'
that any person who knows any
reason why Naturalisation
should nrot be granted shoumi
send a written and sgqned'
s;,.lement of the facts t6 the
Permanent Secretary Ministry
f Hnomie Af'fars. Geo'getcw-d

(Pursuant to Section 4 of the
Music and Dancing Licencinq
Act 23:03). I. DEXTER
LUTHERS ofVV D'Urban Street,
Wortmanville, Georgetown,
Demerara Guyana hereby eive
NOTICE that I have appoe to
the Maqistrate of the
DISTRICT for a Licence under
the Music and Dancing Act
23:03 authorising the rant to
me of a Music anda dancing
Licencing Act to carry on the
business of a Club under the
D'Urban Street,
Wortmanville, Georgetown,
Demerara, Guyana NOTICES of
any objections to this
Application should be send
forthwith to the CLERK OF
DISTRICT. and a copy of any
such Notice should be sent to
the subscriber. Sqd. Dexter
Luthers. Dated at Georgetown.
Demerara. This 111h day of May.

FREE contact optical Lens
- prescription Contact Lens from
$1 500 per pair. Call 218-4072,

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -.
CFI. PO Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana
GETA 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, 648.
60"98. Mon. Fri. 8:30 am -- 5
pm. Sat. 10 am 4pm (both
phones same time).

VISIT Roxie's Royal Hair
Fashion in the City Mall. Regent
and Camp Streets. For more
information and appointments.
call Tricia 227-7525 or 227-

SCIENCE of spirituality. Free
literature. Tel. 225-4627 -
Kenneth. Email:
SPIRITUAL help from
Suriname for sickness, problems,
evil, etc. Tel. 220-0708. 612-6417.
POLAR SHIFT study polar
shift on the Internet and know
whats happening with your
world. focus on the
preparedness and not on the
past. Michael Jupiter 642-
MEDITATION spiritual
progress is made only when we
internalise our thoughts.
Meditation transforms human
identity into macrocosmic
;dentity. Ananda Marga. Tel

CALL ANITA ON 264-1060 -
REPAIRS to hydraulic
accumulators. Contact
Friendship Oxyqen Limited
Phone # 266-211
SCHOOL bus service
available in and around G;town
Interested persons, contact teL.
REPAIRS done to fridges
*.-_'hrn-, "chines qas stoves,
,' ,-,- ,tc. Tel. f 223-7975
-. ; :-,- Kirk
HELLO the doctor is back'
Have your -as stove reaired and
serviced aso your kero ranqe
change to gas 220-4073,;66-4-
TECHNrCIANS available for
appliance repairs washers
dryers, microwvaves. stoves, deep
fryers, etc Ca! 622-4521'218-

CONTACT 619-2296.


FOR all our construcMPon

and paintinqh Contact Mohamel
CALL 233-2495-64
op visit www aifntoet

FOR all your construct ont
repairs. renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbin
0i 2q3-0591, 667-6644.
REPAIRS to refrigerators.
freezers, washing machines. etc
All jobs done on site with three
months limited warranty. N. K.
Electrical Services. Nazim Khan.
Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines. refrigerator,
clothes dryers, gas stoves, micro
wave ovens. etc. Call Home
Solutions on Telephone 227-



Skilled Worker.s. Business.
(BlassK Students Ref'u2ecs.
Work Permit%.,
Sponsorships Appeals
for Refused Cass .s
Visitor's Visas

5"3 Upper Robb St nd
Orlonque-Sts,, lourda.
TA. 225- M1540. 622-.830
Canada: 41,-431-8845
1ipproUved b" ther CanDdien tGol.
fn p r foprtn.Pt. R amo//.p&Sn.

BAKERY. TEL. 231-5816.
DRIVER/Canter Driver Appay,
in person to P. Ramrocp & Son-,
23 Lombard St.
TRUCK/Canter Driver. Apply
in person. P. Ramroop & Sons,
23 Lombard St.
TEL. 684-7212.
experienced Cook and Pastry
ONE mahe security guard to
work in the Intenor. Call between 9
am and 4 pm 225-7118 Mon" -
Office assistants CXC
Erqlishs and Mathematics 1 to 3
D Lana A.,enue. Be! Air Park
225-4492 '225-9404

FOR Porters, Salesgirls.
boys and Security Guards
Apply Avinash Complex. Water
Street. Call 226-3361. 227-
TWO retired teachers/
trained teachers age 30 yrs
and over to work at Grove
EBD. Tel. # 265-3996. 629-
ONE Driver Must have car
and van, two labourers to work
in radiator repair shop. Call
227-2844 between 9 am and
5 pm.
RETAIL Salesmen and
Assistants with valid Driver's
Licence required for
progressive ice cream
manufacturer. Tel 226-7142.
Excavator Mechanic to work in
the Interior, Middle Mazaruni
Call office hours between 9 am
and 4 pm # 225-7118.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards at National
Security Service. Apply at 80
Seaforth Street, Camphellville.
Tel. 227-3540.
SEWING machine
Operators. Cashiers, Porters
Mechanic, Carpenters. Guard)
Gardeners. D. Lama Avenue. Bel
Air Park. 225-4492, 225-9404.
ONE (1) female Pastry
Maker, 1 male Table Hand Baker.
Contact Hurrn's Pastry Palace. Lot
2 Bel Air Vllage Georgetown.
Tel. 225-1949 or 227-6270
in Kwakwani. Logging Camp.
CXC Accounts or 3 years Book-
keeping experience. Tel 623-
9889 or 225-2471
DRIVER. Must have truck,
van. tractor & lorry Licence, 3 yrs.
experience. Apply to Lens -
Sheriff & Fourth ts., C.ville with
written application and 2
CLEANER, Computer
Operators Requirements.
Maths and En lish. 1 & 2
Microsoft Office. Send
applications to. Internet World.
1 'B' Duncan St Newtown,
Kitty. Georgetown
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk. Salesclerk. Must
nave expenence in hardware and
electrical. One Security Guard
Apply with written application
Hamson General Store, 116
Regent Road Bourda
2 DATA Entry Clerks to
work in payroll department,
must be computer literate with
typing skills. Apply in person
with written application to: RK's
Security Services, 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets, Georgetown.
VACANCY exists for
Salesgirls. Bond clerks.
Re uirements: 11) secondary
Qualification, (2) living within
G/town. Apply with a written
application and a passport size
photo to: 16 Duncan &
Vlissengen Road. Tel. # 227-
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.
RK's Security needs 101
Security Guards & Officers for
Baton. Canine & Armed
Divisions Former employees
can reapply. (New Dynamic &
Prestigious Locations NATION
WIDE). Contact Maryann, RK's
Security Services. 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets. Georgetown.
Tel. 226-7511, 227-5072.
One (1; Female Office
Assistant' Must have
- ,..lI-d,. of Payroll, NIS,
'- n ,., .nr1 must be computer
titeraie. Must be between the
aces of 25 and 30 years old
Must have knowledge of Maths
& English and at least two (2)
ears working experience
npply in person with a written
apphcation arid two i21
r, or r-c tr'. Len s. 1'36
. i-,, r ,,jn Sts. C/viill Tel

professionals Ma ra qers.
Supervisors. Sales Reps.. Sales
girls and .bovs. Counter
Relpers. Cashiers, Drivers (6)
Porters i(55) Cleaners (3'5)
skilled and unskilled workers
helpers, purno arid wash boy
attendants Office Assistants
Clerks Receptionis!
Secretaries Computer
Operator. Confidential
Secretary etc Call National
Recruiters- 227-7471 643
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SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and English.
2 yrs working experience. Apply
in person with written application
to Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Streets.
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) SaFes 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.

KEYHOMES 231-8469, 681-
lot 5 350 sq. ft. $9.5M -
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/
BUSHY Park, Parika
riverside S10M neo 662-
2332 SHELDON, 231-8469 -
20 000 SO. FT. of land in
New Providence $24M, 200
x 200 ft Phone 225-2626.
231-2064, 225-5198
400 ACRES of land with
pasture 140 head of cows and
farm at Hogg Island, Essequibo
River. Calf 277-3356. 611-
FELICITY US$45 000, 9
000 sq. ft., Regent St. -
US$1M, Diamond $3M, Ogle
US$50 000. De Freitas
Associates. Tel. 225-0502.
225-5782, 609-2302.
St Kitty- L.,rH1 I,ouse lot- L
-' 137x w ..' i approved
-.l- an-: for three houses $6
,-ii,..: neg. Call # 226-1742
or 623-1317.
acres farm land .r.,- '..aek
Alliance Road. r, i,-.1 ',,' .
$1.2M acres cultivated. One
farmn house. Call 261-5500 or
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location. 2
miles from V/Hoop Stellina
Reasonable Price. Tel. # 225-
7670 or 254-0397.
QUEENSTOWN. corner -
$33M, Lamaha Gardens -
$15M. Prashad Nagar $11M
Eccles $8M, Sheriff Street -
$55M, Republic Park double
lot,- $28M. KEYH6MES -
231-8469, 684-1852.
DIAMOND, Enmrore, Mon
Repos, Riverside East Bank
Demerara River, Atlantic
Gardens. Alberttown, Robb St.
Regent St. and other lands not
listed above.Goodwill Real
Estate 223-5204, 225-2540.
628-7605, 622-2321, 618-
7270. 337 Quamina St..
between Cummings and East
EARL'S Court \$5M.
double lot. Albertlown 16 x
28 reduced from $9M, $6.8M,
Meadow Brook reduced from
$9.5M to $7.5M, 7 acres of
land over looking the Atlantic
US$350 000, Be Air Springs.
double lot US$140 000, 1
acre of land, close to Sheriff
for hospital school, hotel, gas
station US$180 000.
P-r-haHd lai'n r arunnhip lot -
US$70 000, a'ppy Acres lot -
7. 5M. Atlantic Gdns $6.5M,
Eccles $10M Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-2626.
226-3068, 225-2709
Diamond $1 8M
Providence river front
Friendship river front
Triumph, Timehri river front.
Land of Canaan 90 x 50 1/
8M. 100 x 180 -3/6M.
Melanie V'hoop (New Road),
Panka. Essequibo $600 000
per lot. Mon Repose
.A ricuIture Road. Bagotville -
5kMi$10M, Meadow Bank.
temerara river front $20M.
Highway land 10 acres. 48
acres. 27 acres and 116 acres.
Atlantic Gardens, South Road
- $12M neg., Chateau Margo
5445 sq. ft. $2 million, Ur,"'-
Demerara Ri- "-
195 acres.
..u acres. 600 acres. East
Bank river front 10 acres
15 acres, Friendship 10. 20.
40 acres. Savannah 2767
acres $10M. Farm 5 acres
of land $35M. RUHAS Real
Estate. Tel. 225-7662. 226-
2803. 612-2204, 627-8891.

LAND at Cummings Lodge,
E.C. Dem. 94 ft. by 70 ft. Price -
$4M Call 227-0809. 227-0807
Lombard and Leopold
Streets, for bond scrap iron,
lumber yard. Tel. 225-636!, 227-
HAPPY Acres 100 x 100 -
611-0315. 231-8469.


AREA $1.5M (US)




SPACIOUS two-bedroom
apartment in Bent Street. Tel.
2-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Lamaha Gdns. Tel. 642-7684.
FOR overseas visitors
a t. to rent in Kitty. Call
2 6-1640
$50 000 & $40 000.
KEYHOMES 231-8469.
ONE 3-bedroom bottom
flat. Gordon Street. Kitty. Tel
227-2995. KITTY.
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
ROOM for single working
female or female student. Tel
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call
220-6060. 626-2066.
FOR rent one bottom flat
in ,I -ri,,m area. Contact
Rojer 623-6677.
1 3-BEDROOM house, self-
contained. Dennis St.. Sophia.
Tel. 621-3094.
PHONE 225-8490.
PHONE 225-9944.
1 SPACIOUS 2-bedroom
room apartment rent $30 000
mthly. Tel 663-6338.
KITTY. Campbellville -
furnished and unfurnished 1,
3-bedroom apts. 233-6160.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male S4 500
weekly. Tel. # 613-2647.
ONE female room mate to
sublet newly built apartment
- $15!000. Call 655-6918,
APARTMENT. Contact Mrs.
Matthews or Neal. 621-6229,
SPACES for business or
offices, etc. Centrally located in
G/towr. Call 225-7131. 664-
NEW two-bedroom
apartment with garage in central
Georqetown Tel. # 225-0268,
furnished apartment suited for
visitors Tel 621-3438 609-
REGENT St. business
place. large and secure ground
floor for anv type of businesses.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroomI
- $80Q 000 neg. C/ville hot
and cold. self contained, etc
Tel. C28-6855
bedroom upper flat on storans
bond. One h,-
-.-omiess place.
,,,-o 160.
BEL Air Park. fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
231-8661, 629-5064.

FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors Call 226-0242.
BEDROOM unfurnished house -
$80 000 Tel 226-1192. 623-
ONE 2-bedroom house for
ren' Anna Catnenna Sea VNie,
West Coast Demerara No 662-
6888 Dolly
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035 (08:00
17:00 HRS.)
bedroom top flat with one self-
contained bedroom and all
conveniences. Tel. 642-0636.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 6pm
OFFICES to let from 150 sq.
ft. at Maraj Building, Charlotte
& Kings Sts. Call 225-3198, 259-
3-BEDROOM with 1 self-
contained room furnished
bottom flat Seaforth St. Price
neg. Tel. 227-0819
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
at A37 Barima Avenue. Bel A;'
Park Tel. 655-2404. 275-5904
1 NEW and spacious 2-
bedroom bottom flat in UG Area.
Price S65 000. Tel. 222-2056C.
000/US$1 200. KEYHOMES -
APARTMENT $50 000. Tel.
226-1192, 623-7742.
BOTTOM flat business new
Anglet Canal No 2 Polder, WBD
Tel. 669-1866, 267-2690.
three-bedroom apartment with
all conveniences u,,,. i,. !
three- bedroom ::-,. _.
1 3-BEDROOM ..i-
rivate yard Lot 89 E ,. ,-
Housing Scheme, ECD. Call
613-021? or 231-8463
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
upper flat for short/long time
rental, both local and overseas
clients. Call 226-0210, 226-
FULLY furnished apt in Kitty
1 bedroom for overseas or out
of town visitors Call 227-2466
or 644-2447.
ONE furnished 5-bedroom
house in Roraima Complex
WBD, US$500 mth. Contact
Ryan on 225-5363 or 645-5343..
PRASHAD Nagar $25 000
(parking), C/ville $45 000. Kitty
$35 000, Queenstown S50
000. Furnished $26 000 $45
000. Call 231-6236.
1 FURNISHED 2-bedroomr
upper flat in Republic St.,
Newtown area $90 000 neg.
Contact 226-7038.
NEW 2-L.-.d-J :,.., i :., f, i i,
furnished. 11 . er rn:,: -
Land-of-Canaan, EBD. For
overseas guests. Call 218-3827,
640-4855 or 618-2712. .
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette.
barber shop internet cafe, salon,
etc. V'hoop. Call 225-7073. 225-
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for a couple or single
person US$500 per month.
US$25 per day. Cal [227-3546,
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
. BUSINESS space suitable
for Internet cafe or non-alcoholic
on Main Road. Tel. 226-1964,
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St ,
Camobellville for overseas
auest. Short term. Call Tel 223-
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent, short
term or long term. Alexander
";i- Call 226-9046 or 663-

FULLY furnished home. Bar-
b-que grill, etc. S 90 000. 5-
bedroom. KEYHOMES 231-
8469. 684-1852.
ONE furnished two-bedroom
bottom flat house. situLioAh -
129, AmiA ^A.-
._ ,-venuie. = 3 r,
contact 645-1976 & 6 -.-
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craq St.
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term Call Tel. 227-
7830. 629-5946 .
ROOMS AND apartment to
rent on o long tenn basis from
sixty thousand monthly- utility
bills inclusive. Call: 227-0336 or

GuvSjCo Gardens.
Tusrke-.e S65 002 Tel. Ganesh
231-8469, 611-0315.

,tse Sfl- 5 R i fat .- i-
5 r S 00 Unique Realty.
LOT 25-.51 S Ver R'
S a f1ce -'e a
Good :ocation eass' a :ess tc

VILLE sem:-furn shee
apes for overseas v;s:Tors
Sartin frto USS'5 Der ss:
Cal Anand 622-211S. anTme
LG ground floor business to
rent in Kitty. Ideal for school.
internet. bond. supermarket, etc.
T -!.-*r:,i'. generator Cal

APARTMENT to rent for
students in Cumn-ming's L-- -
S25 000 per mth. Te 611 .
222-3486. 222-3407.
bedroom top flat with ail
conveniences K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545 642-0636
styled apts. Suitable for a -'
P. person S4 ,
day Call 231-6429.
2-BEDROOM bottom fia!t c-
'et from June i. 2007. Contact
R. Persaud. 45 Delph St C.vilie.
Gr G.'town. After lo 00 h 14 piD
FURNISHED three-bedroom:
to rent, a top flat. 0 Albei 1&
LaIuni S's O Queensto\v"!!
Opposite Ninbus 226-715;
22 -6742
residential newly built concrete
building, 3-luxurious-bedroom
i, :, fully furnished
-I : ''. onthry. Ederson's


tI C 'I-BEDROOM $35 000

WRGE 3-BEDROOM $65 000

(aLgS 2-BIROOM $35000

3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas quest.
Short term. Call Tel. 227-7830,
OFFICE space at "Orealla
Business Centre" on Church
Street $50 000 monthly.
(building before Go Invest .
Contact Sandra 226-3284,
SEVERAL properties from
$80 000 upward executive
rental US$1 20, apts. -
USS600. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198. 225-2626,
FULLY furnished apartments
short term and long term rental.
AC. parking, internet, security
and phone. wo bedrooms Te.
4 231-8748, 222-6494. 615-
SUBF c ,LE 2-
bedroom *ii, u.j..-n.r upoer
flat apartment. Secured, AC
F-:1'. ,1 parking' hot and
_,: 13-600, 226-1457
FULLY fenced and secured
concrete bond (84 x 32), suitable
for processing plant factory
storage, etc at Public Road Mc.
Doomn. Phone 226-1903
EXISTING restaurant S160
000 per month or business space
- $130 000 per month. Located
at the corners of Cumminqs &
Sixth Streets. Tel. 225-4709.
LG 4-bedroom furnic.--
house, 1 m ...,,u
....,i> 2 living rooms.
o washrooms, oarkinq. Ig yard
space @US$1 00r0. others
furnished-and unfurnished. Call
ATLANTIC Gds.. Railway
Embankment. 2-bedroom. toilet
& bath, bottom flat. parking lot.
large yard space. Price neg. Tel:
220-7879, 10-4560.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pis. Call 220-
7021. Ceil 624-6527.

ONE 3-bedroon- rack
Duic'Ing' upper fljt orce S65
000 Aadress 1 9 Pik-
t sv Te. No 225-.: -
LUXURIOUS apartment to-
overseas visitors close to Sherff
St Fuii\ furnished vit," AC. hc: &
c d bath etc TrI rAtr "
aadabie. Cal 22c. 613 5-
QUEENSTO'N fu ll\ fu--
n;shed 1 & 3-bedroom aca't-nemt
',\th parking space to rent Suab e
S : .. visitors on s o toe-'
-" -' 26-5 727 -iS48
FURNISHED and unfurnishec
apartments one. rto. three & four
bedrooms. Q -- -I ..-
residential. from Uo35- .. ,' da\
long term also available Tel. 624-

FULLY fenced and secured
concrete bond (84 32) large
vard space, suitable for car mart
processing plant, factor,, storage
etc. Public Road. Mc Doom
Village. Phone 233-0570
BUSINESS premises -
Quamina St ". ?.
residential - .. .
Park apis, C ,.i -
-' 609- 33-571
HOUSE to reni- 3 hed conmsi
located at i89 D'clrban
Backiands 96 Duncan Street,
New'Atown and 575 .' A'
Bock X' Diamond I: Call
227-3064. 233-2175. 623-1562
2 bedrooms + Study. 2 toilets and
,'-:.- H & C oenerato i- USSi'
Norbert deFreitas 231-
DIPLOMAT or company
house in tidy location.
--. .:I maintained apartments
for professionals. Business or
: .'I property more details
-I Excellence Realty 227-
8010, 625-7090
OFFICE or business space to
rent 1 L :.:. bottom flat
located at -. -n .--. i I St., Werk-
I II I' '. li It I' '"" l I. i.yndonl

during Office hours
4-BEDROOM, 2-storev,
house, 2 '/ baths, ,., ,;.
S ., etc @ L ':
"un ,,,_ ..:-bedroom residential
home @ US$1 800: furnished 2-
r. r 'I ,I :rlI i. ,1 1 C a
fTJO-BEDRr'. .. ,
newly painted i i..,i i: i
7I I I=i r'. F iJ I, I I' --- i --ii. l-
Decent couple o r
decent tachelo- 1 -
274-0941, 626-' : ..
TOP FLT ",zmi-fiirrnir-hpr 3i
'r"^nm $6C ,,,., ,,. : H, ..,|, {,,/
i--I' $95 .I i- I.'l
.' sectionn K US$700 --
US$600, Apt. $35 000. $45 000,
$55 000. S65 000 rooms bond,
office business. Tel.227-8932,
Robb St.. fully furnished -
US$500. Subryanville $75 000,
Charlotte Street, business -
US$700, South Road, business
-- US$300. Pouderoyen $30 000
$35000 North Rd., business -
USS1 000 US$1 500. Eccles
resident $60 000, Mc Doom -
$60 000. RUQHAS Real Estate
Development. Tel. 225-7662,
226-2803, 612-2204, 627-8891.
bedroom fully furnished home -
GARDENS -- great 5-bedroom
artly furnished home US$3
500.LA PENITENCE large
office with bond attached,
rentin at a ive away price.
MIDDLE STREET down town,
nice 3-bedroom can be used as
office and residence US$1 500
and lots more all over. Call 226-
7128 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes with Style "
OFFICE spaces in central
business area. Camp St. US$1
C'O ,' -, -iile St. US$1 000;
LU 7 -.,,', -r..-ctively Kingston -
L i ,.,., Kitty suitable for
supermarket, hardware, electrical
spare parts boutique etc $220
flat concrete building by i self -
US$1 200 per mdntt" Wills
Realty-227-2612. 627-8314.
EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park. 184 Eping Ave. & Kaieteur
Rd. Immaculate, modern.
convenient, secure spacious,
fully grilled & air-conditioned
master and 2 bedrr."-- '
baths. 'H-".- .-..,, 3 '2
..,uuoe garage, etc.
agents, embassies and
international orqanisations are
all welcome. CalF277-3814, 225-
4413, 646-9319. 619-9972, 614-
0949 or
PARK, KITTY -topflat -$80000,
EAST STREET bottom flat
residence, doctors office,
CUMMINGS ST. (business) -
(business), HUGE BOND G/
town KITTY (business). TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.

ONE eight-bedroom
executive fuil, fur. property to
let in prime residential area
razor .e;i e mounted on fenci'
generator in place. 4 ACs. hoi
and coid ''aier fitered '., ate'
throu. hout the bjiidinD etc
0one vO--edroom ;' ie\, 0

),ecdrcnn om low\,er f:,,,' -,i\
constlucted i Bo 1 rd $80
) pe: mo[onth eTe t, ,
Iedfoo m senmi-ur, lwuver
SSS600. USS'i 000 n idh
'00 sq fr. appl\
0 be room o'tI .
St Bo'urd
USS600, twvo-bediouiII lowe
flat Campi St $45 00c
entire' concrete build! rint.
COmplOil d to!Ci. .o
C I .... Wills Realty
.. -, . --83 14
apartmn r-t- 1 residential areas
viz HC l; -; Srubrvanvillo
alexander II i
-.r ,,,,i.:.t, (I nepl > E., i E- 1
: 1 1" j I L I- 1 .i 1 1 1I1
1..00. Waterloo
Street US$1 500
APART'.',FrT r -- Bel Air Park
(top flat US$700. P.-I ,r
-ark (bottom flat L '.,
Counrda Park US$500'
US$600. Prashad Naqar -
US$900/USS1 000, Croal St
near i. :, ,I *, F-, US$1
000, F ..'- p St
iapts . ... ,_ D)0
Section 'K Campbellville (top
flat) (neg.), D'Urban Backland
(top flat) $80 000. David St.
Ctop flat $80 000.
Queenstown (Peter Rose St i
(neg ). Call Up-to-the-Minute
Realty. Tel /Fax 227-0721
Office 225-8097, Cell 684.
7 2 2 9
upttl errinuterealty 2007@yah ioo ni

226-1192, 623-7742.
232 SOUTH Road.
Bourda. Georletrr','n
,Guyana Enquiries .i --
LOW Income houses for
sale in Berbice. $2.6M. Tel
# 227-4551. 682-2559
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agriculture Rd., Trimrrpih
Sideline Dam. Call 263-53 3
BEL Air Sprinos
S33M negotl ibl,
Keyhomes 231-846a
611-0315. GANESH. ,
FOR sale by ownei
property at Public Road De
Hoop. Mahaica. ECD Call
MEADOW Bank two-
storey. concrete buiCdin.
(transport available 641-
4295. 622-7859
ONE two-bedroon'm ,tw
store house with small f~ r ii
in Tmrnehri Phion 64z.

, LOW income proPe- ie.s
for sale in Berbice 2 -M.
Tel. 227-4551 682-,?5[,r
HOUSE & land bd
Annandale Southi M-",'
St $1 a'' -- >,ii
.:. 01el 263-5281
$3.2 MILLION. t i
Plantain Walk, West Bank
Demerara Tel. 327-5058.
3-bedroom upper flat
house, downstairs half
enclosed in concrete $7M
neg. Contact 655-2778 for
further information.
$17M. KEYHOMES 231-
469, 684-1852.
KEYHOMES -- 231-8469.
68 1-1852



OWNER leaving 2-storey
building with all modern
conveniences. Price for quick
sale. Also household items Tel.
Raj. 615-5649.
Croal \ Stabroek new 3-
storey concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroom mansion. Ideal
International Hotel $65M.
US$325 000. Ederson's 226-
Kingston. near Foreign
Embassies colonial mansion.
Ideal international Hotel -
S85M, US$425 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
New Hope, EBD Road
River \wharf \ Lg. ships \ ware
house \ active general store.
S12M, US$60 000. Ederson's
Camp Robb 3 2-storey
buildings. Ideal 4-storey
supermarket, sublet 20 mini
malls, will pay mortgages.
$26M. US$130 000.
Ederson's 226-5496,
Soesdyke Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroom
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming pool. $13M, US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
Have you buildings for sale
- BB-Eccles, Nandy Park,
Republic Park? We have buyers
US dollars. Ederson's 226-
Robb\ Bourda Market 2-
storey building $75M\$50M,
US$250 000. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-
Enterprise Garden -
business investment. new 2-
storey concrete j.,i,-I.
bottom .c I store .' ':;i
US$42 *"."- Ederson's 226-
Atlantic Gardens vacant
new 2-storey 5-bedroom
mansion $15M. US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
North Rd. vacant 2-storey
concrete .i Ideal
Insuran e , .: r i S 25'M.
US$1s5 00Q0 Ederson's 226-
Non Pariei. ECD 2-storey
concreteI modern design
i.!ii ront lawn for tennis
swimrnlni S14M. US$70 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Bp Ec,,sR vacant nevw 2-
: -. .v t;cn-rete i.-luxurious-
in ia isonn arking0 ,AC.
u.' L 150 000 Ederson's

.;ghinDi Diin vacant fi a
n( a.,eiii ; b lul:Ing,. 3-bedroomrn
,. l i I derrn convenience -
.*, Ederson's 226-5496.
IKn. prime commercial
S.. b ldings, for any'
S General store, Mali
:.: i national hntel. Inv, 't

0 ORTH Rd vacant 2-
S concrete ,, .. : .
lS' 000 Ederson's 226
A\TLANTIC Garden vacant
new 2?-siorey 5-bedroom
rmansion S15M;US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496
Cummingsburg 2-storey
concrete and wood. No Agents
Call 654-3285
FOR sale by owner Large
wooden /concrete two-storey
buildihnr .''Ith both residential
ni ccminercial possibiliies
Pr iwo ni jotrabie. Call 68:0-
O v s o a s G t v n
DoctoIrs who warn,.s new hosp!t;il
Computer lab. X-ra s. bL!r't
unit invest wisely S40M negi .
USS22 0000. Ederson's. -t.
49vces6 .2264
Guyare. overseass re oavnrs
ot I I ; try na ;o
" "Ili. I .iI.l' ,x'o;iertv. !osw!g .
Ederson s 2-s
professinn.i nra;,agei rit
services. 226.5496
G&,towvn Central :deal for
5 3-storev .. make 20
,,)ini malls I l "i rent oavs
S-t,* -- S70M nec .
' , Ederson's 226-

. ,ti
; 4,7

-Runlveid ,aant
-c C e. .)F lr; .

SEderson's- '-

Ederson's -

*'"3 huse Ed rsns "$450 ISa 5
Edenrson -

ONE two-bedroom two-
storey house with small farm in
Timehri Phone 642-9947.
ONE two-bedroom house
situated at Melanie Damishana
- $25 000 ne otiable. Call 270-
1543 or 623-8899.
KINGSTON, near Foreign
embassies colonial mansion
Ideal international hotel S85M/
US$425 000. Ederson's 226-
NEW Hope, EBD Road,
River. Wharf, Lg. ships, ware
house, active general store
S12M/US$60 000. Ederson's -
TWO properties in
Queenstown lor sale $17M
neg. Desire repairs. Properties
for $14M upwards. Tel. 225-
COGHLAN DAM vacant flat
concrete building. 3 bedrooms
with all modern convenience -
$5.3M. Ederson's 226-5496.
TWO properties in
Queenstown for sale $17M
neg. Desire repairs. Properties
for $14M upwards. Tel. 225-
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartment, no repair, vacant
possession. 642-0636.


TURKEYEN 120X82 13 5M



ONE going business
premises: one secured
beautifully tiled office: one
three-bedroom house fully
,.-, New Amsterdam. Ted

CARICOM H/Q. TEL. 226-8148,
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant 2-storey 3-bedroomr
mansion. Area for tennis
swimming, pool S13M/US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
C/VILLE $14M, Bel Air Park
$25M $30M & $50M.
Queenstowr $15M, REGENT
ST. $36M nepa Eccles $45M.
Tel. 226-1 r'. 1-7742.
TWO-STOREY concrete
house furnished,all amenities -
S20 000 000. Also one Mitsubishi
Lanc;er car. (PKK) Tl. 226-
3033. '16-590. i Kitty,
NORTH Ruirrveldt vacant
new 2-flat concrete butidings. 4
uxurious bedrooms area for
nnis. swimRminmg S12.5M/
US362 000 Ederson's 226-
NON PARIEL. ECD- 2-store.,
concrete modern design
nansio.n, front lawn for tennis
swimming S14M/USS70 000
Ederson's 226-5496.
NEW house fully furnished.
m d iD lrrll al ,t lil
from Disney World. Florida. Pice
USS294 000 or neq. Phone
No. 954--294-7,73 -
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketie, St.
Charlestown. formerly Rudy s
Lq.uor Restaurant corner o -
S* Contac 27-6 4.

HOUSE LI.E nd a. e

TEL. 226-1192. 623-7742.

,vI et, g e a
,, Teo 6 St, '

BEL AIR Park S22M and
$32M. Courida Park, corner -
$60M, Oleander Gardens -
S50M neg. KEYHOMES 231-
8469, 684-1852.
G/TOWN central. Ideal 5 3-
storey buildings make 20 mini
malls, monthly rent pays
mortgages $70M neg..'US$350
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
COTTAGE quiet, safe
neighbourhood in Georqetown
front house. Asking- $8 -Norbert
deFreitas 642-'5874.
front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartments, no repairs. K. S.
RAGRHUBIR Agency 225-0545.
- $4.9M. CALL 225-5591.
architectural building, two-
storeyed concreted. Tour-car
garage. All modern
conveniences, security hut and
toilet. hot and cold viewing
gallery, house 28'x 75', land -
51' x 100'.
ONE concrete property in the
vicinity of Camp and Middle Sts.,
repairs suited for doctor's
residence and home $15M neg.
Phone Mr. Indhall 618-4716,
225-5198 or Ms. King 22.5-
2626, 225-2068
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house and land for sale. situate
at Lot 834 Yarrawkabra. East
Bank Demerara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24. f size of land 200'
x 130.7 ,i.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002
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properties, lands, etc., faster than
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no commission. Visit our website:
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ONE Sec K' concrete ranch
type property reduced from -
:21.5M to $17M. Vacant
possession. Phone Mrs. Persaudr
231-2064, Mr./Mv: ,,,- 52626,
Mr. Indar 225-51'' Layne
ENCLOSED L-shape double
Iic side and side with two
buildings an I' Lot of
S l x 50')
x 40'), total arej -.
x 90' in a central area. F, i.
_t* .l Mc. Doom Phone 233-

ARE you looking to rent or
purchase your dream house.
land a vehicle or
ft o please e 7 i : Ii
'it, '" r'.ti ',ri' Real Estate
.., -i to view
.i. i.. 1i,. of available
properties. You call also contact
us on T i i :: 5-9695 or 621-
8271, '''.: .
HOUSE & land Station
Street, Kitty, Chateau Margot,
ECD. Annandale. ECD,
Pouderoyen, WVBD, Garnett
Street, Kitty. Land only New
Road Vreed-en-Hoop, WVCD,
Pouderoyen, WBD. 5 1/ acres
cane land transported La
Grange, WBD, GuySuCo
Garden, ECD. 684-5885.
CORNER 22 Fort St. and
Wights Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown. 2-storey concrete 4-
b -driom 2 Oarages, land r'r'.'
' r. '-t by 0 feet Top '. ,.
best in Fort Street. Big company
or gold miners can make offe(.
Nevw bank and Hotel soon 'n
area Brokers welcome. Phone
1 2-STOREY (concrete)
business r, :-... 46 x 23.
betw een C ,r, .. 1, .i .11
Sts.. on North' Road. --,-1 i
property ',vith e'xistinq
manufacturing business and
large storage area. Owner
overseas and'selling out cheap -
l10M: 1 business property on
Grove Public Road SeM Call
Naresh Persaud -22 5-5-S8.2
UNIVERSITY Cqrden? on 1
acre of land -- U. : "'. 1 Bel
-. ,, ren on / acre of land -
;-. 000. E,-1 -
USS450 000. ,:. -- -
Bei Air Park : : :-- -t
hou-s on *ri np lot in Queeinson
- L' : -- ". D -. .Tc.iy
Reid's Realty .. ..
5198 enmai
.....,'isrealty', h otr3al cor
-r r t ~' t i ... ..ce, tc
Ct.r:oa Pa^'
THESE a:e te 4 .
or the :rnor'th ''A'.

5,.' S Kc K 'S2 M 1 ,, -
1 9r.! 8ec '\ needs repair .
e .s Pasaud 2 1-2''
P vt'er-s n -.' 1"jR .-

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 b Nandy
Park. EBD. Interested person only
to call Day 226-7806: evening -
ONE five-bedroom concrete
building Area D North Sophia -
S16M; one three-bedroom
wooden building on corner, in
excellent condition, Albertown -
$15M: one five-bedroom
concrete and wooden property in
South Ruimveldt Gardens, G/
town $17M neg.. one large bond
on land with erections, thereon.
Charlestown S35M; one four-
bedroom concrete and wooden
building .Tucville $8.5M. Wills
Realty 227-2612. 627-8314.
2-flat opposite the GP Hospital
vacant corner- 114 bv 80-9120
sq. ft. a deal at $100M. BEL
ArR PARK 5-bedroom 2-flat
concrete $25M and another
very nice 3-bedroom $30M.
NON PARIEL Public Road very
nice 2-flat 3-bedroom fully
furnished- $16M. ENMORE 2
flat S5M and lots more all
over. Call 226-7128. 615-6124.
of Better Bargains."
NORTH American has 60%
reduction on all prices. North
Road for store like Reqent St.,
now US$110 000 only ,3-storey
Station Street shop and
residence $16M. Shell Road
business and residence $12M1
Newtown, Kitty $9M, Prashad
Na ar $16M, Subryanville,
cotage on 3 000 sq. ft. land -
$7M, ueenstown land 160 x
60 S22M, Alberttown land -
160 x 25 for school S6.9M.
.;u -. ,i land $17M. Bel
.-- I,- .... 34M Sec. *K' -
-i l .-.-e I 1s Persaud 231-
.. 225-5198. 225-
,, L -,-I ,, LBI $5M only
-, .v- -.- education.
PRASHAD Naqar $17M. Kitty
$9.5M. New Market Street -
I : South F'., -.. Ci .- :
i i r '$ i ii' ,
S .11 East La ,-- ,,r :.. 1
-w-. Pr nn clal, i',l, i 1' l
I C.1 I ;' i, .
; f," 5M $7.5M. i l -
.- Non ,.' ..
Road : i i .
ni l Shell Road .- ,
Church '-t (4. 3. 2. tr : ,
Road 1.'i r-- _,i_ :. :I
515M c i.., .- residential
,-: -1 ., *-. Happy acres, Bel
.... I ,, ,, ',- -' berlto'w n
.,' '-'. 4' 1 i Thnm qm
: I I : 8M ne ,11 i
Gardens S43M R HIAS Real
Estate Development. Tel 225-
7662, 226-2803. 612-2204. 627-
SOUTH $7M. $9M. Werk-
en-Rust $6.5M, $8M 10Mm
Robb St. S15M. S$22M :"1
:- f fhi- Papublic I I:_ r
-J.;:.i: i ,.jent St. i,: il
I ,:' *'- M, T.'n 'roal St.
Brickdan f
Alberttown S13M, $12M '7F11
Queenstown $14M, Duncan St.
$18M. $30M. Campbellville -
$14M, Kingston S50M, Bel Air
ark $30M1. $40M. Section 'K' -
$28M. $25M. Prashad Naqar -
$16M $40M. $24M. Just off
Sheriff St. $65M bond, office.
School or residence, Atlantic
Gardens $14M, $25M. Happy
Acres $25M. Republic Park -
$40M and other properties.
Industrial commercial and
residential not listed above.
Goodwill Real Estate 223-
5204, 628-7605. 225-2540. 622-
2321. 618-727r'" Qn"mnn
St.. between C ,. 'n-e E-.-
4362 OR E-MAIL:
RESIDENTIAL: i ew Providence
larqe property on 1i. -:' illli! lI
- 00sq. tt. lan I M L,-
Ressouvenir H a, ...
dciqnred property " acres
I- .'.i land .' I 000.
(2)1 -- new modern
.' ... S22M and S35M).
-r,- 'agar (2) $30M.
Ei -i.: -. l .ds. S30M. Atlantic
: and $16M. Happy
Acres S28M (Vreed-en-Hoop
prime front business & residence
50M Carn-bellvilie -- two-flat
1 -,- S!6[, (Ecc!es .301M,.
S-. S F151.I, Re i. c blc Park
,S3 B Bee Air S16M
LCuee, stov'. s15 & Iland
-2.', Prospect $!5M. Norton
-e "'* a 9hfrt t $9 5M

Ctv $M. S9M &S41 I..
Rcaj S M. I. St S9M,
Durban S:- .. H radfield St. -
.1 Triumph 9M &
", n nar '. S15M : l
A-'mnia a!e 7a Ermore with
3sess 6M. Enterprise Gds -
.' A-e Grove SIOM S9M'& $4 5Ml
Res! \:acc $7 5M (with three
2- 1 6

SALE. We have properties
for all purposes starting from $8
million upwards. Take action
according to pour faith only.
Phone Mrs Persaud God
Favourite Realty 225-5198.
225-3068, 225-2 09. 225-2626,
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house on larae land, Canal No.
2 $6M: Alberttown $S15M,
South Ruimveldt Gds. $17M
one two- flat concrete and
wooden building in good
condition, Bourda S16M. one
sawmill with gang saw, ramp.
hoist, etc. on large land $40M:
one saw mills with all equipment
on 189,850 sq. ft. S285M, N.A
Berbice: large entertainment
centre in central Gitown on
11,000 sq. ft. land US$1 000
000. Wills Realty 227-2612.
627-8314. 647-0856.



EC(LES $14M & $17M







70lX 160) $30M.

NEW Market St. S60M.
Camp St. 40M, n, --,-t-.. n
$60M. Bel Air F .-
Newtown $20M :\ i r
-l, :, $28M & oi : r,,m
S r. Ogle : .',j Courind

S- I i 1 1 ,- rovidence -
r. -,. 1 ': ,. .- H . P ark 2
h.,'' : . .. .if,., --- $ 2 5 M .

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. . i LAN O i i r
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I ft ;
L,'.i. De Freitas Associates -
225-5782. 609-2302.

EXECUTIVE 4-bedroom
houses, Blygezight Gardens,
Georgetown house 28' x 55
plus 15' verandah, land 50' x
120', with bearing fruit trees.
master 2 verandahs, front
porch, 3 complete bathrooms,
enclosed garage for 2 cars,
fully grilled, alarmed
pressurised overhead with hoe
water. mosquito meshed. AC.
quiet neihbourhood, in a cul-
e-sac. Call 231-5807 or 624-
S34M & $29M, Nandy Park -
30M Diamond $4.5M to
14.5M, Ruimzeight Garden -
S31M, Enmore, huge concrete
property reduced to $16.5M.
Subrvanville on double lot.
Substantial properties in
r;,,-:i- & Lamaha Gardens.
-: .- ,. Road. Sheriff St..
'.', ,. ,: Gardens, Le
Ressouvenir & Republic PtrA,
with pool. Alberttown --f
S.. . St. S12M Kitty -
S'ig S7M. Mc Doom -
4 i -.,n.-r-, $12 75M,4
,,I,: F.i and 3M &
li ,',-)erties with rice mill -
-: ,1 '5 acres. Canal 1 1
SlI : r 1 Non Panrel S4.75M
Annandale S5M. David St. -
S26M. TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.
ES'EQ1I E IPr" *".o-flat
S''. 1 ..u ,r.,- ,_ .
i ... i "1 iM
ir, F -S17M Ogle- $20M.
Good H_ "25M. Bei Air Park
2"7'1 -" Reoubhc Park -
S' :..-'1 $S20M. New
S: :.. S19M. New :, .
S t $ 6 1 4 'e_-,r ..... -
S60M. on' 3 ," F :,11 lI
-_ ,. compound -
S- gated dream home-
'60M. Courida Park S60M'
Quamina St business S45M
ci, Stra S busineu s s '
S.. business $1
S. f F s rs ess
S:m D'Fr'e-i., Associates
Tel 225-0502 225-5782 609-

1 WHIRLPOOL freezer, very
c'ood co'dmt'on Tel. 226-0616
CLOSING own sale -,O,
tables on sale Contact 616-
.' ,,i

ONE Canter 15-ft
enclosed steel tray. Call 227-
628-3245. 270-1709
ONE I1) Lister generator
lighting plan 8, 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199
ONE Guard dog, one
aggressive dog. one puppy. Call
COMPUTER Programmes -
Microsoft office, etc. Call 684-
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-
NEW 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers, 2800
watts. Call 226-2913. 615-1203.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456. 231-
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. 625-
8 WEEKS old Doberiman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559. 619-
ropes, fibre core. Tel. 612-
4279. 682-9806.
twelve weeks old, fully
vaccinated and dowormed.
Phone 223-0754.
ONE (1) flock of goat
Kindly contact Rakeesh
opposite Tennessee 20( Shenif
St. Tel. # 227-2690.
unit, 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Mach. Tel 225-4937 -
ONE 7-piece dinette sol
mm; ,2 500 ,, i l-, '. 'i .I:In ri usni'
X- ox and play station games.
Call 227-3355.
1000 new Good Year Truck
Tyre Linems size 20 Whole sole
$1000 each. Retail $1200. Tel
64 -.2284
Freezer in perfect condition.
Contact # 645-1976 & 612-
2 HONDA pressure washers.
2 chain saws. 2 machines. 2
microwaves. 1 pump, 2 saws.
Call 265-5876.
BOAT for sale or rent, 160
ft steel hull. Fully equipped for
hig h sea. Tel. #338-4357 or
621-2681. r
HOUSEHOLD chair set.
table, beds. wall
S : etc. Owner migrating.
Tel 666-2171. 218-4394 -
1 XBOX. black console
game system. 2 controllers, 4
games. excellent condition
rice- S45 000 Tel 227-6203
8 WEEKS old Doberman
pu1)pes with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559 61,-
SHOCK tratmnrf to,
-. I ,.- pools Phone 233-
... r 4 prnr) Mon. to
CHLORINE tablets ;3 for
.- P I ools only Phone
l l (8 am 4 orn)i Mor
to F
Doberman pups. 4 month's old
vaccinated and deworrmred Tel
1 222-5013
FOR sale or -nt p;ool
'aDes islale) USA ni.i(jo, PrC.
SS00 000 neg Tel 265.21i('
..r 2 5--807
ONE Datsun engornc aind
.'-' box 120Y good cor;ti!ton
--' i 1 1 /7-8242-

Price $40 Uun ...
2 TOSHIBA Lapto;
impLiters S2281 0' 0 Dell
Laptop computer ?145 000
Contact Simone 52- 75 n

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TEL. 622-2341, 227-8363.
2 580C Hymacs. 1 D4E
bulldozer, 1 TK 330 dump truck.
Call 623-9566.
CALL 268-2244.
1 Bar-B-que grill $20
000, one large Avanti fridge
$58 000. Call 646-5988.
ONE Second hand 250
Honda Scooter. Excellent
condition. Price $240 000.
Tel. # 231-6576/648-9739.
HONDA 6000 watts
generator $275 000. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
# 644-9690, 689-3512.
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-iece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-
--------. ------------ .-.- .....-------- -- ............... ..
1 MID Range speaker box, 2
12" eminences, 4 bullet
tweeters, 2 10" horns, well
covered. Call 623-7875.
2 DRIFT seine boats, 1 49-
ft. $360 000, 1 50-ft. $460
000. Both with ice box prices
neg. Call 276-3245, 226-5125.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs
etc. Technician available. Call
ARCO 3 dieselcyl. Liner
set CLT0406902F. STD Toyota
IZ/IKZ/IKZ-TE late or Prado
engine, 96MM. Tel. 646-1412
FREON gas 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A & 404A. Also helium
for balloons and argon gas.
Phone 233-0654, ( am 4
RICE Mill No. 5, all
modern machinery full
electrical packing and sealing
machine. No. 68 Corentvne.
Contact 338-4209/2319/2660.
ASSORTFn ...c.rical
,nens, motors, compressors,
switch gears, entrance
switches, wire, band saw,
edger, etc. Call 654-0647.
LISTER Petter Diesel
en ines & generators, from 4
KVA to 20 KVA, Lister diesel
welder 280 amps. Contact #
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases, fast and efficient
service. 10 11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone 233-
0654 (8 am 4 pm). Mon. to
Fri. ____
US brand name clothing
gents/ladies. Nautica.
Geodfrey/Beenie, computer
accessories, hard drive
memory Call
- -s... ...... .. ..... a
bearings. belts Hymac
Dorman, Caterpillar Lister.
Cummings, Ford & Others -
225-0502, 225-5782, 609-
BRAND new Lister
engines one-cyl. 9Hp. 3000
Rpm, two-cyl. '23.2Hp 2500
RPM Contact A & A Mohamed
Enterprise. Tel. 227-7071
1- complete Internet
System with all accessories and
lots of extras, must see -
$250,000 with manuals and
lots of Programmes whole
pagkage at
4MM /." -3/8" "" PLY
Board whole sale c quantities.
Waheed's General Store. 113
Pike St., Kitty. G/town. Tel.
226-7585 Fax 226-7586.
equipment, chairs, stools,
freezer, commercial coffee
perculator fans, blenders. HP
printer,' photocopy machine
all Julian 225-4709.
HONDA Pressure washers. 1
Stihl Brush Cutter 1 Lawnmower
1 mitre saw. 1 air compressor, 1 2
'/" Plainer. 1 Yamaha 6000
generator Call 267-2329.
1 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
Farmers, automatic chicken
waterers for sale S2 400 P.;+
Discounts on large purchases
Gift paper $10.each. Call 645-
8870. 222-4163.
GestetIer Roll off Mchine
110V -15.000- 1- Zerox AZZS
Photo Copy Machine needs
fixing $15,000: 1- Canadian
Heavy Duty Paper Shredder
automatic 110V- .15 '
SOwner migratino gel: 614-
9432 '. l: o614-

NEW Viking 660 tiller $225
000. Tel. Lee at 226-5396, 651-
# 622-1196.
FLUFFY pups breed West
Island Terrierrier and Lasarapo 8
weeks, dewormed, vaccinated
Reasonable. Phone 222-7516.
1 BANGA Mary Fishing boat.
35-ft. length, along with Yamaha
40 Hp turtle back, 400 lbs, 2 '/2
inches seine with ice box.
Contact 220-9961. 667-8921.
ONE quiet set Perkins
engine, 126 KVA gen., one six
KVA gen. set with Petter engine,
one-Dynex welding gen. 375
Amp._Contact Tel. 54-1195..
HOUSEHOLD articles at
reasonable prices e.g. stove,
refrigerator, bed, etc. ,Jwners
leaving country. Contact N.
Singh 36 Sand.y Babb St., Kitty.
22 -6202/623-51989.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm or
any time on weekend or Shobha
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
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80 GB
hard drive, 256 MB RAM, 128
MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse,
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Call
623 .-7875............. ............. .......-
FOR SALE (owner leaving
country). 1 Ford Myvstang (1965
mode), 3 industrial sewing
machines 1 over-edge, 2
straight stitch), 1 Sony stereo set,
500 u00 assorted buttons, 1 000
yard textiles. Contact
Roopnarine. Tel. # 226-2309, 48
Light & Fourth Sts., Alberttown.
MULTI 8-in plainer joiner
with circle saw, mortiser and
renter, 440 volt $400 000
(neg.); table saw on wheel with
Lister engine $500 000 (neg.);
drill press, 440v, cross cut table
saw, 440v; rnortispr 4A .v:
....0 ,Uv. Rajen 275-

FRIDGES, extinguisher, gas
stoves and cylin er, dining
tables, living room suites,
television, occasional tables,
side board, beds and mattresses.
chest of drawers, shoe rack, AC
Unit, washing machine, water
pumps, wardrobe. clothes horse,
tans, rugs. Tel. 624-8894, 611-
......... ^.. .. ------- ----- ---- ----- - - .-
CAUSTIC soda 55 Ibs $4
640. alum, 55 Ibs 5 800, Soda
ash, 55 lbs 8 700, Sulphuric
acid 45 gals t52 200, granular
chlorine, chlorine gas. Prices
include VAT. Phone 233-0654,
(.8 am.-...4 pm).,... Mon..... Fri. .
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 any Windows, Of ice,
Graphics Designs, Accountancy,
Point-of-Sale, Video editing, ut
encarta, children educational
games building designing and
more. Anthony 227-010, 625-
Navy T-Shirts $3 000, Men
French Connection Shirt $5
500, Ralph Lauren T-Shirt $6
000. Ralph Lauren Shirt (Long
& Short Sleeve) $6 500, Ladies
Slim Fit Gap Shirt $3 400.
Pl ease contact Sabeta Cell
1 YAMAHA Chappy, 50cc -
$65 000. 1 Ya aha generator
2600 watts $150 000. 20
Hanging baskets $60 000 all.
Bar-b-cue grill $20 000. Tel:
2260NE Butcher shop in Bourda
Market. Contact 622-4955,
between 10 am and 5pm or 220-
6440, anytime after 5 pm
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Photoshop 10,
Corel Draw 13, Office 2007, 2006
Quickbooks & Peach tree
Accounting:. Point-cof-Sale.
Encarta 2007. Typing and
children educational, games
and much more. Call Anthony -
227-8010. 625-7090.
25 Bucket 5 gallon Carpet
Adhesive Paste at $8000 per
Bucket. 1- Commerical and
Industrial Dayton Vaccurn
Cleaner for Carpet or Factory
Floor on wheels, has a larqe
dust collector bag 110V-'S
40 000; 2 Farazzq :_- ,,;,-,
and Polishing Mchine ,iir ,r, C -
110V -$75,000 each. 1-
Tranformer imput 110V, 120V.
220V 24G,'uV 30v. 4'5 V', t P"t
- 110V, 220V 240V- $60.000 1-
transformer 25KVA- $150,000. 1-
Stablisier.25KVA -$.15.0.000. 1-
Canon NPl 6221 Photo Copy
Machine needs servincin -$
50.000. 1- Xerox 5028 Pioato
opv Machine needs servicing -
$ 50,000; all machines on stand
and have manuals. Two Irno
Safe I large 1 small n,'Q ke-
both for $T00.000n- ', xeskne
Computer e-, 3 Boxes new
Computer -pr(Oxford) 9.5 x
1 4000 per ream: 2 Gold
Scale S 20.000 each 2 Gem
Diamond Scale -S 40.000 each.
Tel: 614-9432 Owner Migrating.

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
227-3571 OR 227-7478
1 LIFAN Scooter 125cc. first
owner. Price goin chea p, owner
leaving country. HOUSEHOLD
ITEMS-- including 1 Akita fridge
13.6 cu. ft., 2 reezer gas stove.
1 Sony CD'player VC., bed with
spnge. 1 14" Toshiba colour
sV with built in DVD, etc. Price
going cheap. Owner leaving
coun ry. Tel. 222-4076.
ISUZU enclosed canter -
$1.3M. Model M truck without
cabin $1M, various sizes 3-
phase motors 6640 Ford tractor -
2.5M. 132 Lavarda Combine -
3M v- ton electrical agri dryer
- $5M, Gardener Denver 1500
drill rig dumper $750 000. 115
Johnson outboard engine $650
000, PPM mobile crane $8M,
surveying equipment $100 000.
electric cables, industrial PVC
qpies. Contact 233-2423, 641-

ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers, 4 44T Drive
horn, 6 QSC amplifiers,
equalisers, crossovers (Numark).
1 32 amps Turn-up transformer
6 100 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18" x 15"
complete with wires, disco lights,
fogging machine. One Nissan 4x
4 complete with bed liner, search
lamps and winch. Call 263-7305
or 618-8996.
H.P. PAVILION Slimline
computer AMD 3500+, 512 MB,.
200 GB, DVD Burner, wireless
LAN. windows vista, Card Reader
US$1 000 neg. Dell dimension
E521 computer AMD 3800+ 1.0
MB mem, 250 GB Hd, dual DVD
Burner card reader, Windows
Vista, 19" LCD monitor US$1
500 neg. ACER AMD 64
computer 3500+ 512 MB 160
GB, dual DVD Burner, Card
Readers. 19" LCD monitor
Windows Vista US$1 200 neg.
Anand -231-9181,626-1150.
& N Musical, 11_8_ Regent St.
1 TOYOTA Parado bonnet -
$50 000, 1 large radiator for 8 -
6-cylinder engine .50 000. 3
hot and cOld water sinks
complete with all fittings $8 000
each,. 1 complete toilet bowel
and flush tank (ware) $6 000. 1
Caterpillar sta er and 1 Hymac
Starter $50 000 eacn, 2
stainless steel one side drain
board sinks complete $5 000
each. 1 Briggs and Stratton
Pressure washer 2000 PSI
complete on wheel $60 000. 2
Terrazzo polishing, and cleaning
rnacMnes. 1i v -a60 000 each
1 large Milwaukee Delta drill
press with adjustable table, 110
240v $120 000, 1 bench type
rill press EnElish made. 110v -
6 U0U0. 1 Elack and Decker
cross cut saw. 110v -$10 000. 1
side and edae sander, 110 -240v
on stand -30 000. 1 commercial
and industrial Dayton vacuum
cleaner with large dust bag 110v.
for factor floor carpet cleaner on
wheels S40 000 1 truck
hydraulic dump pump S35 000
1'large bench grinder, 110v $25
000. 12 large square .SCui'tv
ights. 240v S5000 each. 2
large different electrical panels
ana circuit breakers, all for- $50
000. 20 pairs used wooden and
giass windows 1 000 per pair
I comolete new imported
satel-ite dish stand only $
000 all material is gai''.nize-d'
12new Embrq, ;om ressors for
nrd-e -,i, freezers, 240v $15
,uU'each. 10 oxygen cylinders
and 5 cetlene privately
owned 6 0U0 each, all sizes
of 5- 16 tres used for 4 x 4
vehicles $ I 000/$5 000 each.
100 new Good Year, size 20 tyres
liners $1 000 each. Ow ers
migrating 614-9432.

FOR sale entire furniture
work shop inc. Machinery and
existing contracts Price to sell
imme datelv. Owner leaving.
Call 256-3538. 622-4760. for
1 PENTIUM IV computer
complete with 17" monitor.
keyboard and mouse $70 000.
1 Panasonic 24 000 BTU air
conditioner S75 000. Contact
J. Mohamed at 621-1591

1 AE 81 Corolla, good
condition. Contact 647-1867.
623-5534, 227-3717.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. # 628-
ONE Camry SV 30 PEE
8435 $900 000 neg. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Tundra-. 4 x 4
2002 model. Call 623-0957.
ONE Nissan Violet, working
condition. Price $175 000. Te.
650-2590, 619-1047. __
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike. Tel.
231-4586, 622-6448.
2000 HONDA Civic Ferio.
PKK series, Sony PSP, Sony
HiFi Stereo. Call 686-0902.

ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
(PKK). Pnce neg. Also one two-
storev concrete house in Kittv.
Tel. # 226-3033. 616-5960. "
1 AE 100 Waaon manual.
(2E engine). 1 T92 Carina. in
excellent condition. Tel. 641-
AT 192 CARINA- nABS air
bag one Toyota Dyna Short
Base. like new. Contact 269-
1 BEDFORD Dump truck.
oood working condition: I
Levland as pans. Call 614-5034.
series, EFI. fully powered
automatic, mangs never worked
in hire. $950 000. Tel. 627-
AT 170 CARINA fully
power, ,aitomat3ic ma s A.
music. lel. 256-3216, 62']-875.
series- 1 Cll 220-6586 or
1 TOYOTA pick-up, solid
diff, manual 4 x 4. $1.1M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 TOYOTA Camry. L.H.D.
manual fully powered, a/c,
sunroof. Price $850 0000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-seater.
manual, new seats, newengine.
Price $1.1M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
ONE Cavalier Vauxhall
motor car, P G series, in
excellent condition. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
220-3816, 220-1505, 624-6428.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf, SSR-X,
excellent condition. Tel. 261-
1- SV 30 Camry- automatic
a/c, mag rims $950 000. Contact
.Rocky 225..-1400/621-5902.
1 TOYOTA AE 81 Corolla
private, manual. Price $375
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla -
fully powered autcri;rn mags.
sni., ', Uic. Price neg. Tel. 220-
9718, 684-0962.
1 AT 170 Toyota Carina,
automatic, fully powered, a/c.
immaculate condition. Price .
$875 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual, fully
powered, mao rims, private -
5500 000. Contact Rocky 225-
2001 SXE Alteeza 18' Black
& Chrome rims, DVD. TV. mini
Disk & CD players, etc. Price $
neg. Contact us at 227-2664.
ONE (1) new model at 212 -
PKK Series, 17" rims DVD player
with (2) monitor HID Kit, Shrob
lights $2 650 000 ne Tel. #
227-2664, 609-9112, 665-7400
ONE fully loaded Nissan
Cefiro. All luxury features.
Chrome rims, alarm, MP3 & CD
player and many more
accessories. Tel. 643-6565 or
1 G-TOURING wagon, PJJ.
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
DVD/TV. alarm, remote start,
mag rims never in hire. $1.4M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1- EP 82 Starlet. 2-door
Turbo, automatic, fully powered.
a/c man rims, alarm, CD player.
(late PH series) $1.4M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
mags, excellent condition $1
6510000. Yamaha R1 registered
in mint condition US$4 500.
2005 Tacoma. Unique Auto
Sales 647-0856, 223-1877
AT 192 CARINA $1 250
0001- $1 650 000, AT 212 C3,,,i ,
- $1.6M $2.2M Honda C,.,c
S1.6M Camry $1.6M CRV $3
450 000 and many more.
Contact us at ROYAL AUTO
SALES. 212 Almond and New
Garden Streets, Queenstown.
Telephone numbers 227-2664 or
609-9112 or 665-7400.
TOYOTA Carina/Corona AT
212/AT 192/AT 170 Toyota
Corolla/Sprinter, NZE/AE 100/AE
91. T/Hi-Ace diesel & gas 15-
seater. oyola Hi-Lux Pickup 4 x
4 enclosed and open tray, Toyota
RAV-4 2 & 4 doors. Anita's Auto
Sale Croal & Alexander Sts. Tel
227-8550. 227-628-2833, 660-
4816, 645-3596.
. RECENT shipmenL from
Singore Japan-oyota
?r IZE 121.2002 t,
Model I.S ona uV
2 002 Model $1.8M. Toypta
rona G- $1.2M. Honda Clic
- 1.4M H a City 1.5.
Nissan Mar dr -$7 000.
Canter 3-ton 2.1M Toyota
H iace buses- 1.8M. Ni.san
Sunny 2002 Model executive car
- $1M. All vehicles come with
leather interior, CD player.
changer, low mileage, al.rm
system, aloy wheels, etc All
pices are neJgotiable and quoted
on the wh ar Let us order
vehicles directly from Japan and
ingaporeand save you money.
tact azea uo ales -
276-0245. 628-4179.

5385 and Toyota Corolla PE
3640. lowv mileage, very good
condition both automatic.
\vhte. Tel 226-1757. 225-
5641. Beloir Court. Bel Air.
TOYOTA Pick up. 2-wheel
drive, in excellent condition
,800 000 neg. Call 276-0313
626-1141 Shahab
ONE Coaster bus in
Eood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564 No reasonable
offer refused.
1 HILUX Surf, CD. roof
rack. crash bar, original fender
flair, mags etc Immaculate
condition. Tel. 269-0522.
2 TOYOTA Tundras, never
registered 1 Land Rover
Discovery diesel_ 1 Toyota 4 x
4 pick up Extra Cab. Tel. 222-
3Y MINIBUS. 15-seater in
good condition, 1 400cc. PAA
Series. Lancer motor car with
spares. Prices negotiable.
Pnone 651-9265.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf 5-
door. 4 x 4 fully powered,
automatic, AC, crash bar, fog
lamp, nmags in immnracuate
condition $261M neg. Call
276-0313. 626-1141 -
1 NISSAN Sunny (JN
100) SN13 diesel engine, L
Hand, PHH Series, manual.
$650 000. Contact Rocky -
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.
AT 170 Carina. 17" rims,
.4.AGE, 20 valve engine,
pioneer music system,
Vr1s6al lights. Contact 641-

Model. inished only 6 0
miles. Velicle neyer
registered $2.3M. Call 225-

CAIMAX Autc Saies In

618-9110, 220-3698.
Excellent prices.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 ill
excellent condition with all
oars. 1 Nissan4 x 4. Nssan
Caravan. Tel. 225-8802, 629-
1 RAV-4. PJJ series, in
excellent condition, with
stereo set with CD changer.
Price to go. Tel. 622-4275 or
ONE Yamaha 40 Tyrtle
back, long foot outdoor boat
engine, in perfect condition.
Price negotiable. Contact 626-
2277, 6.5 -6779. 645-6891.
NO good offer refused.
Super Custom RZ. immaculate
condition, power windows.
mirror etc. $1.9M neg. Tel.
648-5007, 444-3324.
1 TC 57 NEW Holland
combine 1 Ford 6610.4-wheel
drive, 1 Bedford 330 lorry, 2 -
6-clinder engines Tel. 232-
0547. 623-1234.
AT 192 CARINA Silver
Grey. AC, CD spoiler, etc PKK
Excellent condition $1.3M
neQ. Contact Tel. 655-7839,

1 AT 170 TOY OTA
Corona excellent
condition, mag rims, fog
lamps original spoiler. Price
negg ele hone 622-0322.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition
needs body work tape deck. AC
etc. Ter. 617-4063/225-
ONE AT 170 Carina &
one AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel
1 AT 192 CARINA with mag
and AC and CD deck. Price -
$i 250 000 neg. Tel. 625-
397, 225-3117.
GMC Extra Cab pick up
Iruck GHH Series, 1998 John
Deer, 30 KVG diesel generator.
226-4177. 225-2319,
BEDFORD Model 'M' truck,
good working condition. Price
ne Contact 220-9353, 646-
5850, 233-2423.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf. double
axle truck with hyhab. dump
20-cd. Tray. Price neg. Cal
ONE Long Base
Toyota RZ. series BHH
9793, mags music, etc
Tel. 265-3694, 616-

AT 192 FiP, mags. CD.
alarm, automatic start, a/c,
tinted front and back disc
braking system. PJJ 5863 -
1.4M. Contact Mike 615-
075 or 222-3535.
Base, BHH. EFI. Price S1 250
000. BGG car S1.100 000.
Both in excellent condition
Phone 268-3953. 612-5419.
TOYOTA Land Cruiser.
FJ62, ready for the trail, 10
seats J3F, AC. mags, 31/1050
tyres front bar. immaculate
*-.- .-, 74 Sheriff St. 226-


1 EFI RZ BHH Series.
Price $1 550 000 negotiable.
Contact 626-9780.
1 TOYOTA KT 147 Wagon,
good condition, manual mags -
z725 000. Tel. 322-0607.

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ONE Black Extra Cab
Toyota T-1 000 GJJ Series. 3400
cc. Tel. 777-4126.
1 LONG Base RZ minibus,
BHH Series. Excellent condition.
Tel. No. 229-6694.
1 TOYOTA SV 33 Camry, 1
Toyota Tacoma, both in
excellent condition. Call 623-
1c --NISSAN -B1 good
condition a/c. C'olWta
Numbers:' 610-9218. .
ONE E o ne). ix (6)-Ltg
Toyota eTi inlbUS iJJ
series. Tel. 6- 4226-
1 SERIES. 111 Land

working c ndition rice-
$300 0k0. el 645-700, 223-
1 AE 91 sPRINTER. Fully
powered, SFl excellent
condit ron. Call 652-4770. Price
n eg_...- .
ONE Austin Maestro 500
car, one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013.
218-4060. __
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880.
6 1 2 7 6 6 6 P R I CE
1 TOYOTA Starlet (Glanza)
(fully powered. DVD, rim.
alarm) PKK series. Tel. 623-
ONE Long Base RZ
minibus, excellent working
condition plying Rout 42. TeF
664. 3761..... ......... .
AE 110 Sprinter excellent
condition, fully powered, AC.
ma s (female driven) #627-
-.3 -.-......... .... ........... ............... ...... ...... ......
1 TOYOTA AT 140 Corona.
back wheel drive. automatic mag
rims. excellent condition. Price
- $400 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 RZ Long Base. BHH
Series, EFI cat eye $1.3M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
5902. ...........
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 Extra Cab.
diesel engine, manual, crash,
AC, maq rims. Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-
ONE 212- late PHH Series,
power windows, power mirror. AC.
17" mag rims chrome, Profile
tyre. never in hire. Price $1.6M
neg. Tel. 646-2401, 229-6842.
150CC Honda motorcycle
No. CE 1458. electronics slart.
model 2006. NXR bros. excellent
condition. Tel. 611-5990, 627-

ONE AE 81 Toyota Sprinter
car lately sprayed. Refurbished
interior S55 000. T 2, 28-
3018 611-012o .
,,iUST be sold Toyota
Carina. HB 74. 4 AGE engine,
mag rims. wing; KA 67 Carina
Wagon rear wheel drive. Contact
Prabesh 270-4144.
HONDA Accord Bargain
price. 225-0502, 225-5782.
1 RZ MINIBUS. mags, music.
BGG good working condition.
Price neg. Call Rickford 650-

26_____ 7-- 1

TEL. 233-0591, 667-6644.
TEL. 622-2341, 227-8363.
Gx70 Mark 2. CD player
good condition, ma rims
etc. Phone # 270-6674.
powered with mags and AC.
GG Series. Price $675 000,
neg. Tel. 625-6397. 225-3117
GX 71 Toyota Mark II1.
Good working condition and
fully powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.


E i- .1 condition: 2 AT
192 Carina onditEFI. uli
owered. Tel. 222-- 1:,-
AA 60 CARINA. Price -
$200 000- one RT 100 gear
ox $20 000. Phone M44-
2461 or 622-6387 (Cell).
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ.
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over, excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
220-4103, 616-0956.
AT 212 & 192 Carina, AE
100 Corolla & Ceres, Toyota
Pick up, Single and Extra cab,
4 x 4 model 'W truck. 621-6037
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors. Extended Cth
2003 Toyota Tundra ii',
loaded. 619-0063, 643-':,'::: 1
DODGE Grand Caravan
PHH series, also Seadoo Jet
Sky. Honda Del Sol sport car
225-2319, 226-4177.
ONE Toyoia C.r;,a 212.
1999 model. 1800 cc 7A-FE,
duty no, paid $1.2 million.
Call 619-8C66.
ONE Toyota Nadia, 1999
model, 2 s00cc econ engine.
fully loaded. 17" alloVy
wheels. Call 619-8066.
TOYOTA D4 Vista car.
PJJ series like new, also
Honda RR 600cc. 225-2319,
AE 100 TOYOTA Corolla
- $1.2M negotiable, 1 qri:,-
weeder (new) $25 ,-ilt T-1
227-8743, 643-8366.
$950 00 nea., 2 EFI. BHH
series. Tel. Z69-0258. 680-
3436." __
BMW 317i car $500
000. SLuzuki 4-door car $450
000, Suzuki 4 x 4 Jeep $550
000. 226-4177, 225-2319.
AT 192 $1.3M, AT 212 -
$1.6M, Mitsubishi Lancer -
1.6M. RAV-4 $2.2M Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
AT 192 $1.3M, G-ouring
Walon 17" rims roof rack. etc.
- F1.5M. RAV-4 $2.6M.
Unique Auto Sales 227-3551
AT 192 $1 150 000, RAV-
4 -PJJ series, mags, roof rack,
etc. $2.6M. Clean. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
ONE 2690 KG Dyna
canter enclosed, GHH series.
in good working condition,
hardly used. Tel. 229-2379 in
Nissan B13 Sentra.
automatic, fully Dowered.
excellent condition. Price $650
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
TOYOT*A Tundra 4 x 4
Extra cab GKK series, also
Yamaha Ri motorcycle
Y~mn-3lh- ATV 4-wheel bike.
2,r .J-l7. 225-2319.
1 HONDA CRV Jeeo Dark
Blue. PKK series. W/ CD. AC.
etc 4 20' maq rims nickell.
W/6 lugs. Tel 231-0336.
FORD Wrecker truck cras"
bar. lift bar needs minor works.
sold as is ,,1,'i't see Pii-e -
450 000. I- .:, 227-7677
FORD 15 c'. p
doors. o .
T r', nTa ,er b e ira,'.
Ai l ainr a'. y a ': Ca(i -

r n,' t h r l r" n Z ". :.t
in I c' in '. P ::, :, .
"27. 677 t'47-, 7' 1

Ser es S 1 150 000 --
AT 170 Corona PGG -
-5 --- 50 000 neg.
Cal - ;: 613-8221
vehicle number PJJ 4663,
automatic. mag rims. AC. CD
layer, alarm- t .e. Contact
Krishna - or 220-
Toyota 4-Runner. 20" chrome
wheels, alarm, lather interior,
Dower seats, sun roof, Pioneer
DVD Player etc.Call: 623-
1 AT 170 Toyota motor car.
EF;. mags. automatic.
excellent condition. Price
700,000. 1 ^. -n FB 13
Stick Gear : ,:,: ...'. Call:
VISTA 2007 computer DVDiCD
burner, mini F & S TFS DV
Camcorder, TV, microwave, Delta
10" bench saw. jiosa r f..... .nl
amp speaker. erc ::
6 4 5 -10 59 .
1 YOUiri1-7HEN 50CC
scooter 1,: 000 neg.. 1
Cheverlot Double Cab DICK up
Isold on scrap y20 000 neg.
Anand 231-9181. 626-115. 6
& N Musical. 118 Regent St.
GOING Cheap. 1 Toota 4-
Runner 2000 model RH with
all accessories and 1 LN 170
Toyota Pick up 1998 Model.
Bo h vehicles in immaculate
condition. Tel. No. 220-2366,
generatorr (used) electric start -
250 000, 1 Honda4 000 watts
generator S125 000. Prices
nep. Anand 231-9181 626-
1100, 0 & N Musical, 118 Regent
ful equipped sunroof $3,.
million. Mvercedes 190 E
excellent condition =. ,.,_
Custom kit $1.2 million L'U".'
528 E fully equipped $7. ,,
All prices" negotiable 2...- i,
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1 TOYOTA RZ (Long Base)
diesel en ine, (BKK No.),
auonmatic, fuiy powered, A/C,
Cu player, music set. 4-wheel
drive. Price 2.2M. 1 Toyota
RZ (Long Base) diesel engine.
BKK 2No.) manual EFI, urbo
CD player. Price $2.3M..Contact
.ocKy- 62.!:5902 or 225-1400.

6-Cylinder, fully powered,0alrm,
(D pla, ,r, box. Cosh $1.9 million

190 E Limited Edition, 6-cylinder,
full skirt kit, custom interior wor k
(ash $1 million

Black, r-Y'r il,j, i lint"
7 sealer, needs general work.
$2.5 million cash

iV,~:. 1 k t -qlinder Hoimes
ei'''' 0e t tons eleoric wic h
.. I. wo0k 550,000 (ash

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S:'o K vet -(l de r "u'v"' .4.n.d]
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...... ,225-4631,
S : 624-8402
SDUP Or check out 68
Ss~. ,e .. Robb Street,
1,r e -forma o Lacytown

KAWASAKI Ninja 500cc.
never use in Guvana, reoisterec.
Call 259-04S7 or 227-3S7.
series. AC. F'P, mags T :
spoiler, tip tronic S -:
neg. One owner. Richie 27-
6559 or 626-5700.
TOYOTA AE 110 Sprinter fufll,
powered, automatic, CD player. AC.
new tyres. mint condition. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 249-6726
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina. 1 SV 40 Camrv.
AE 91 Corolla Wacon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288, 231-05o5. All prices
ne_ _q_
ONE Tovota T".yna 2001
diesel model van ; '. one
Toyota Hiace RZ diesel 1998
model fully loaded 2.6M'
Call 222-41_63 645-8870.
ONE 4 x 4 Hilux Suirf
Turbo charge diesel with
Snorkel PJJ ser.-
Immaculate condition. .:
loaded. Surround souno and
mags Call. 684-6835.
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
and sell used vehicles locate
238 South Rd. & Alexander St. -
AT 170 Carina ,. :.ii 1,- I
Sprinter & C :,: ..T
Carina, 212 C ,,- I tiiu:L-,.i-
Lancer, Lono .- .3 'Er,ii ( tr -
minibus. 227-1845 Mon. Fri..
1 LEYLAND Double axle
hauler. 1 40' triple axle trailer, 1
Leyland doubFe axle flat bed
truck (tray k 28', 2 Ford Scrip
_German tractorswilh I..-
Ford tractor 7U40, :1 .'n
loading bucket, 1 15-ton winch
tractor, 2 Lucas portable sawmill-,
1 portable Petei'son mill 1 flock
of sheep. Tel: 610-0094/233-
2397. Mon Fri 9-5pm.
RISING Sun Auto Sales 140
Regent Rd., Bourda. Tel. 624-
1160. Toyota Tundra 4 x 4, 2001.
fully loaded: Toyota Tundra 4 x 4,
2001. fully loaded: Toyota Tundra
2 x 4. 20Q2, fully '. :. ri,,:'.-. .
Mir-h 1996'6 lul i. :3D
'l ii*u .i:r., D in 4c di 1
loaded; Honda Cap .' i iui
loaded: Toyota Raj-, -,.,'.i. i,,
loaded, Toyota Vil:,. 1.. iuii;
AT 212 1 I AT 170 Carina, fully
loaded both caF 's e full
chrome maps. 1 HB 12 Sunny.
Black, nicker maps. 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
us, 2AT 192, 2 AE 100. Contact
Mr. Khan. behind Brickdam
Police Stationh 10/10 Hadfield
Street or 225-9700 609-6600.
233-2336, 623-9972.
1- Chevy Silverado 4x4
enclosed 5 doors Power Steering.
Mag Rims Foot Step. automatic
excellent or interior trips could
acomodate 5 to 6 Drums of Diesel
with other goods inside- $1iM neg
1- Toyota Land Crusier FJ 80 fuly
automatic 4x4 PJJ series 8M neg:
mint ciondition clean with all
works Leather Seats.1- Morris
Marino Car automatic never
registered excellent condition. 5
sweater $850,000 nea. 1- Nissan
Diesel Cnter Vanetfe Mini Bus
with A15 engine gpood driving
condition GDD $425,000 neq.
1- Nissan Diesel Cnter Truck'3
ton, double back wheel, sted
tray, HP 5654CC engine FD6
needs minor work $13M 1-
Honda Motor Scooter CD 861
needs a Carburator $80,000
neg: 1- Ridine Yamaha Ladie
V 80 Motor Cvcle CE 3362 .
80.000 new: 1- Toyota Corona
Vagon KT 147 PDD 4412 int
driving condition $ 425,000.
Onwer migration .must sell best
offer accepted. -el: 614-9432.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110 EE
103 Honda Civic EK3 & ES1
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172. LN
170. RZN 174. T-ryct Hilux Double Cab
YN107 LN 107 LN165 4 x4 RZN
167, R2N 169. Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux Surf-
RZN 185YN 130.' KZN 185. Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV.
Toyota Carina AT 192. AT
212. Tovota Marino AE 100.
Tovota Vista AZV 50. Honda
CRV R01 Toyota RAV 4 ZCA
?r CA21,SXA 11, Toyota Mark
F ." l SXM 15, Toyota M.aik 2 GX
., L-mcer CK 2A. Toyota
Corona iT:. ,.T 210 Tovota
Hiace C -- i H110 Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A. To.,-,.-ti
oorolla G-TourinN Waeon A t.
Contact Rose amdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South P:, a
Georgetown. Te' 2 c--> '
226-1973, 227- F
227-3185. We .
best cause you deserve the
b e st. - --
-40 Regent Road., oufdd.

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Accessories alloy wheels. C
changer, reverse sensor cc 1299c
Inenor. leather NISSAN SUNN
(7 Model 2002. 34 000 K
Colour: Gold transmission: Au
-r-es-.-- medal scull plate all
S: player, cc 1407c
interor leather. TOYOT
SOLUNA GLIA (8) Model 200
.17 000 Km. Colour: Yelloi
Transmission Automati
Accessories. Alloy wheel
single disc, cc:1498 c
interior Leather. HONDA Fl
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SUNDAY CHpONCLE .My,?O,.2007 27

Two records

smashed as

Costa surge...
From back page
from the club in writing, but it was not accepted by
president of the Guyana Cycling Federation Hector
Williams wanted to ride with a Trinidad & Tobago's Heat
Wave jersey, but his riding license was with Roraima.
He then rode with record breaking zest, wiping off about
five minutes from the old mark, which was unconfirmed as
1:47:00 hours, set by Alex Mendes in.2005. He set a new mark
of 1:42:51 hours, with Reece, Albert Philander, Charles, Boodram
and Costa, who finished in that order.
Williams got a seve.i-second bonus for placing first to
go into the second stage with a time of 1:42:44, Reece got
five seconds for a time of 1:42:46 and Philander three sec-
onds for 1:42:48.
About six kilometres into the stage, Philander, Boodram,
Charles, Costa, Jaikarran Sookhai and Anguillan Claude
Richardson broke away. Reece and Williams connected with
them, about 31 kilometres into. the race. The final placing was
achieved in the final sprint.
The third and final stage will be from Kara Kara in
Linden, starting at 8:00 h, with the finish at Homestretch
Avenue. Last year, Costa won the stage in 2:52:15 hours,
outprinting WillMa.s and Dwaync Gibb to the liUe.

Moore to fight

Bajan Trotman...
From back page
Lennox Daniels. He has sparred close to 60 rounds and
disclosed that being both promoter and fighter has pre-
vented him from getting in more rounds in the gym.
"Sixty rounds is quite good for me. I have been fighting
often in the past year and a half so Hurry Up is quite sharp. I
have been campaigning in Barbados for some time so I know
Trotman and how he fights. I always give 110 percent effort
and I don't intend to stop now," the 27-year-old added.
The Moore/ Trotman clash will precede the main bout
which will see Gwendolyn 'The Stealth Bomber' O'Neil
defending her WIBC light heavyweight title against Ameri-
can Veronica Rucker.
Four other fights will be contested on the card. Undefeated
junior middleweight Lennox Allen battles Mark Murray .in a six
rounder while Clifton Barker challenges Miguel Antoine of Bar-
bados in a four-round welterweight scrap.
Paul Lewis fights Kelcie Ross in a featherweight four-
rounder while Veronica Blackman faces Geraldine Cox in
the other fight involving females. The two will clash in a
catchweight four-rounder.

FORMER Guyana and West
Indies off=spinner Clyde
Buts is running for president
of the Georgetown Cricket
Association (GCA) when elec-
tions are held come May 30'1.
Butts, a prolific wicket-
taker for Guyana at the re-
gional first-class level also
played in seven Tests for West
Indies and is currently a mem-
ber of the WICB selection
In his manifesto issued dur-
ing last week, Butts stated that
cricket must be the priority. ..
"Putting Cricket First by
planning, organising, coordinat-
ing and executing a fair, efficient
and effective cricket programme
which genuinely addresses the
needs and desires of all self re-
specting cricketers, cricket ad-
ministrators and the cricketing
fraternity as a whole," must be
the goal if the game in Demerara
is to move forward.
The 49-year-old Butts feels

RACERS clash at the South
Dakota Circuit, Timehri in a
two-hour Enduro motorcar
race, today as Stanley Ming
attempts to break the short
circuit record.
This one will be the fourth
Enduro race since it was re-
started in May. 2005 and
Fullworks Motor Spares on Re-
gent Street will put up three
Toyota Levin cars to be driven
by some of the circuit fastest
Reigning Group 3 champion
Mark Vicira will team up with

a review of the existing
cricketing structure in the
Georgetown area is necessary in
coming up with a new objective
towards organising cricket tour-
naments up to the first Division
Level, while addressing any
necessary changes within the
administrative structure.
According to the Guyana
National Industrial Corpora-
tion (GNIC) first division
player this will include
cricket from Under 13 to first
division including Women's
Cricket; with the emphasis
on the longer version of the
game as a means of prepar-
ing our cricketers for upward
He further stressed in
recognizing the role of our crick-
eters thereby giving them more
say and an opportunity to make
inputs in the affairs of cricket,
such as selecting, organising and
designing cricket programmes.
Another major aim by

Aaron Bethune in one of the
Levins, with Shyraz Mohamed
and Errol Tenpow taking the
other and former Group 3 lap
record holder Ray Rahaman and
nephew Ryan Rahaman zoom-
ing in the third.
Another former Group 3
lap record holder Andrew King
will be driving a Honda with
Harold Hopkinson.
Enduro races test the endur-
ance of drivers who have to also
drive with skill and have a good
strategy for the long haul over
the long circuit.


Catherine and Natalie Rodrigues,
daughters of the late
extend heartfelt thanks to all those
who supported us during our
mom's illness and in the days
following her passing.

We wish to express our appreciation to Dr. Perez of the Cancer
Institute, Nurses of St. Joseph Mprr- i. h1 ';'' er J
rersaua, members of the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central. I

I The management and staff of Bounty Farm Ltd., Republic Bank,!
Vishnu Panday and Associates, JR Burgers, UNICEF,

Special thanks to friends and to the following families:

Sheriona Norton and family; Mr. and Mrs. Phaul and family;,
It gNora Pearson and family and especially the
Rodrigues family of Clonbrook and Sooklall family of
L New Road reed-en-Hoop.

We thank you
*s^Si=a==)- *-. ..-. fyou /j

Butts is to remove perceived
politics/favoritism from cricket,
so that there is fairness in all the
processes, so that the best avail-
able persons are selected on the
basis of merit in the composi-
tion of representative teams and
administrative positions.
Initiating new, innovative
and unified approaches towards
fund-raising, whereby all Clubs
and Boards will be involved, and
the proceeds realized be used
for the development of cricket.
Another essential aspect in
the structures of the cricket will
be to strengthening the func-
tioning of Clubs in terms of
.their physical structures, facili-
ties and images. Incorporating
a friendly and reliable relation-
ship with the Business/Corpo-
rate entities by involving them
in our cricket programmes; is
another of Butts" goals..
Embarking on an aggres-
sive Public Relations
programme geared towards

It will be a race against the
clock, with crew that covers the
greatest distance in the two
hours, winning the event. Cars
will stop for fuel and drivers
changes, and for repairs if nec-
The main event will get
under way at 12:00 h, but the
day's action will begin at
10:00 h with Ming zipping by
in a super fast Shifter Kart,
seeking to smash the 35.4
seconds short circuit lap
record set since 1973 by an

encouraging more spectator
support particularly amongst
the younger generation, and
more especially our women-

10.000 extra seats
in innovative
MCC reveals
ambitious plans
for Lord's
MCC is preparing
plans to redevelop
Lord's and add an ad-
ditional.10,000 seats
according to The
Keith Bradshaw, the
newly installed Austra-
lian secretary and chief
executive of MCC, which
owns Lord's, is keen to
expand the capacity of
the London ground whose
space currently holds
28.500. This is dramati-.
cally short of most othei
grounds in the world.
particularly those in
Bradshaw's Australia. but
the additional concern is
to retain Lord's famed
and unique atmosphere
which, it is feared, might
be lost.
"We've been shown
plans that could increase
the ground capacity to
35,000 or 40,000 al-
though that might be too
many in case the charac-
ter and ambience of the
ground is altered and it
becomes difficult for
people to circulate
around the ground during
a match," Bradshaw told
The Times.

The beauty of love lives on in memories ond i.n n or h',
Iuoffow is promised to one, young or old alike
J /Today may be the lost chance you get to hold
your love one tight
Don't wait for tomorrow, do it today, for if
tomorrow never comes
4*1 You will surely regret the day
t "He shall never grow old as we that are left to mourn. Age
shall not weary him nor the years condemn. At the going down
of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember him."

Sadly missed by his: children Marion Perry and
Roxaririi Lwis Kinq, foster children Dawn and
Cindy. Grandchildren Shemira, OSh'mar; Marlissa
and Martel, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law. othor
relatives o" '- o
.. A.. G a_ n tenasof S
t ; X ~ Guyana and the USA
S^^ "We miss you Dad" ,


Butts contesting for

GCA presidency

Racers clash in two-hour

Enduro at South Dakota toda



Tendulkar takes world

record Test hundreds to 36

... Ganguly hits even century

SACHIN Tendulkar points towards the dressing room after
getting to his 36th Test century against Bangladesh in
Chittagong. (Yahoo Sport photo)

SACHIN Tendulkar took his
world record Test hundreds
total to 36 as India progressed
to 384-6 on a rain-shortened
second day against
Tendulkar was beaten to
three figures by Sourav
Ganguly but went on to make
101 before he was caught as he
tried to pull a ball from
Shahadat Hossain.
Ganguly had earlier been
dismissed for exactly 100 after
the pair had shared a fourth
wicket stand of 189.
Only 20 overs were pos-
sible in the day with play
only starting at 4.30pm.
India resumed on 295-3.
with Ganguly 82 not oit and
Tendulkar on 80. and they soon
took the score past 300 with the
former completing a 163-ball
century, which included two
sixes and 13 fours.
It was not the most authori-
tative way to reach three figures
as he hurriedly fended off a
well-directed bouncer from
Shahadat and picked up a single.
Ganguly's innings came to
an end two balls later as he
skied a catch to Mohammad
Rafique at mid-off but



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Tendulkar brought up his first
hundred for 17 months \\ilh a
push to mid-wicket before de-
parting in similar fashion.
"After South Africa I
have not played Test cricket
for a long time. The century
has come at the right time,"
said Tendulkar.
Of his partnership with
Ganguly, he added: "We enjoyed
our innings. We had fun in the
Following Tendulkar's de-
parture, Mahendra Dhoni did
his bit to make up for lost time
with six fours in an unbeaten off
36 off 35 balls, although he was
dropped by Rajin Saleh on 26.
But India also lost
debutant Ramesh Powar for
seven before the close,
bowled by left-arm spinner
Rafique. (BBC Sport)

INDIA first innings (overnight 295-3)
W. Jaffer b Mashrafe Mortaza 0
D. Karthik c Mohammad Ashraful
b Mashrafe Mortaza 56
R. Dravid c Khaled Mashud
b Shahadat Hossain 61
S.Tendulkar c Mohammad
Ashraful b Shahadat Hossain 101
S. Ganguly c Mohammad Rafique
b Mashrafe Mortaza 100
M. Dhoni not out 36
R. Powar b Mohammad Rafique 7
A. Kumble not out 1
Extras (b-2 lb-8 w-2 nb-10) 22
Total (six wickets, 97 overs) 384
Fall of wickets: 1-0 2-124 3-132 4-321
5-366 6-381
To bat: R.P. Singh, Zaheer Khan,
V.R.V. Singh.
Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 24-5-95-
3, Shahadat Hossain 17-1-75-2,
Mohammad Rafique 24-3-99-1,
Enamul Haque jnr 15-0-59-0,
Saqibul Hasan 13-2-29-0,
Mohammad Ashraful 1-0-5-0, Rajin
Saleh 3-1-12-0
Bangladesh Habibul Bashar (cap-
tain), Mohammad Ashraful, Javed
Omar, Shahriar Nafees, Saqibul
Hasan, Rajin Saleh. Khaled Mashud,
Mohammed Rafique, Enamul
Haque Jr, Mashrafe Mortaza,
Shahadat Hossain

Ivorians move

match as part of

peace process
ABIDJAN. (Reuters) Ivory Coast have moved their next
African Nations Cup qualifier to Bouake in a symbolic ges-
ture in support of the recent peace process, the Ivorian Foot-
ball Federation said.
The Group One match against Madagascar has been moved
from the capital Abidjan to Bouake, which served as the capital
of the rebel-held northern part of the divided west African coun-
try during its 2002-2003 civil war.
The Ivorian government and northern rebels signed a peace
accord in March.
Victory for the Ivory Coast will effectively ensure their
progress to the finals in neighboring Ghana next January.
The Ivorians beat Madagascar 3-0 away in Antananarivo
in March in their last Nations Cup qualifier.

Cavaliers advance

to Eastern

Conference finals

By Larry Fine
Jersey, (Reuters) The
Cleveland Cavaliers with-
stood a furious comeback by
the New Jersey Nets to seize
an 88-72 victory on Friday
and advance to the Eastern
Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 23
points and back-up forward
Donyell Marshall contributed
18 on six three-pointers to lead
the Cavs. who won the semi-fi-
nal series 4-2.
Cleveland travel to Detroit
to face the Pistons tomorrow in
the opener of the best-of-seven
series to decide the Eastern
Conference representative in the
NBA Finals.
The Cavaliers' 15-point
halftime lead disappeared when
Nets point guard Jason Kidd led
New Jersey on a frenzied rally
that brought the home team to
within one point after
outscoring Cleveland 22-8 to
make it 61-60.

Ginobili shines as Spurs

clinch finals spot
NEW YORK, (Reuters) The San Antonio Spurs reached
the Western Conference finals with a 114-106 win over the
Phoenix Suns in Game Six on Friday in San Antonio.
Manu Ginobili had 33 points and 11 rebounds as the Spurs
wrapped up the series 4-2. San Antonio will meet Utah in the
West final while Detroit and Cleveland-clash in the East.
Tony Parker added 30 points for the Spurs. who led by 20
points early in the fourth quarter and survived a late Phoenix
'"nmeback to close out the bitterly contested series.
"We got a lite i, i a lead and it snowballed." San
Antonio's Tim Duncan told reporters.
"Nov. we have to get ready right away to play Utah and
ihe\ are playing excellent basketball right now."
The W\cs!crn Conference final starts today in San Antonio.
Phoiii Lito o withinn five points at 106I-101 with 33 sec-
o '._h,, ic!;. l '.ei l no closer duc pile I1 l 'i'l!ih t nrlr pointl',

DuiII!,: j'ii: inihut' io \Nash lor Is rct !l l-ori iltlroughoili
:,lc s<'-i,
"T ., J..' ira!'tesi." D 'uncan 'id f' unbelie\ able
i -m,!:-i- advanced to (it ( Conference final for the
third tiine i i he years. staving on course for their fourth
NBA titlv.
Dun... 24 points,. 13 rebotinds ;iand a career-high nine
blocked ',- :,', hc Spurs, who narrowly\ I on Game Five in
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But from 64-63 with just
under 10 minutes left, the
Cavs regained their rhythm
and shooting touch to go on
a 19-4 run that swept them to
victory and a crack at reach-
ing the NBA Finals.
"This is a great feeling," the
22-year-old James told report-


ers. "One of the best feelings
I've ever had in basketball.
"Now we've made it to the
Eastern Conference finals, one
step closer to our goal of win-
ning a ring."
Kidd led the Nets with 19
points. 12 rebounds and eight
"It was anybody's ball
game. but they made all the
plays down the stretch." he said.
"They were the better team in
this series."
The Cavaliers, who
squandered a chance to clinch
the semi-final series on their
hime c.> ~' on Wednesday.
came out roaring in ,o..'
Six with James leading the
Dominating the glass and
taking the ball to the hoop al
every chance. the Cavaliers
led by as many as 22 points
in the first quarter .which
ended wkilh the visitors 32-15
Cleveland held a 53-38
lead at the half. but after the
intermission faced an in-
spired third-quarter fightbacK,
bh the Nets with .lanic.s,
i watching for half the period
Sglued on the henich with foim

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Prior vindicates the faith

of his mentor Stewart
,ONDON (Reuters) Matt the part until his batting fell regular incumbent failed to him an extended run in the side.
nrior vindicated the faith away badly last year and he has turn up. "To make your debut at
hown by his agent and men- now been jettisoned along with Before Friday he was one Lord's for England is just a boy-
or Alec Stewart Friday with Chris Read who had three brief of a number of contenders for hood dream." he said. "And then
he first century on debut by spells in the team. the England job but the ebul- for it go like it went today is
n England wicketkeeper. Prior, who averages just lient confidence of his batting just unbelievable.
Even Stewart, England's over 38 in first class cricket, would indicate that a competent "For an English cricketer
est wicketkeeper-batsman of took up keeping for the Sus- display behind the stumps is just doesn't get any better
he past 25 years, could not sex Under-13 side when the should be enough to guarantee than that"

OPENER Harrinarain
Chattergoon fashioned a su-
perb century and then re-
turned with his off-spin to
capture six for 11 to spur Port
Mourant Community High
School (PMCHS) to a one-

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sided 214 runs victory over
Ash Educational Trust and to
book a place into the Berbice
Zone semi-finals of the Na-
tional Inter Secondary
School 40 Overs Under -16
cricket tournament.
Chattergoon who skip-
pered Guyana earlier this
year in the Clico Regional
Under 15 Tournament, held
in Trinidad and Tobago .

struck thirteen fours form
103 balls in a well crafted
130 as PMCHS winning the
toss and taking first strike.
reached a formidable 258 for
three in their allotment of 40
Ash Educational Trust in
reply were never in the hunt,
crashing to 44 all out in 14
Brenthnol Woolford (12)
was the only batsman getting
into double figures.
Gudakesh Motie and me-
dium pacer Nelroy Hicks
supported Chattergoon ad-
mirably, grabbing a wicket
each for 7 and 19 respec-
Earlier, the right-handed
Chattergoon batted
enterprisingly in sharing in sev-
eral important partnerships
along the way.
He added 64 for the first
wicket with Lionel Lewis (9)
before putting together (53) for
the second with Sarfaz Khan
who also made (9) and a bril-
liant 103 for the third with
Ramesh Naidu.
Naidu a Berbice Under-
15 batsman, hit a composed
unbeaten (58), an innings
that lasted 51 deliveries and
included four fours and a six.
(Vemen Walter)

Giftland donates

1200 stickers to


ROSE Hall Town Youths and Sports Club
(RHTY&SC)CEO/Secretary Hilbert Foster, left, receives
the 1200 stickers donated by Giftland Office Max, as part
of their Anti-Drugs campaign by the Club in an effort to
keep youths from using the illegal stuff.
The club's first-class player Royston Crandon, former
national youth players Khemraj Mahadeo and Renwick
Batson and the club's Public Relations Officer Monish
Singh, and Miss Region Six, Anna Sattaur are all on the
stickers. The presentation mas made recently. (Photo: Win-
ston Oudkerk).
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have bettered Prior's spectacu-
lar 126 at nearly a run a ball in
the first test against West
Prior tore into an admittedly
dispirited West Indies attack
with flashing drives, cuts and
audacious pulls. He brought up
his century from 105 balls with


a square-cut off Chris Gayle to
the boundary, his 16th of the in-
"Alec's been fantastic,"
an elated Prior told a news
conference after England fin-
ished the second day on 553
for five.
"He has been brilliant, you get
times when you feel a bit anxious.
you get times when you need to
ask maybe a few questions.
"It's been fantastic to have
someone like Alec with all that
experience to be at the other
end of the phone and sort of al-
most calm you down."
Prior, born in
Johannesburg to an English
father and South African
mother, came to England in
1993 at the age of 11. He was
coached at Sussex by the new
England coach Peter Moores
and had an unsuccessful run
as an opening batsman in the
national one-day side.
After Stewart retired in
2003 as his country's second-
highest run-scorer after Graham
Gooch. England have sought the
batsman-wicketkeeper now re-
garded as essential in the inter-
national game.
Geraint Jones briefly looked

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Deadly Drogba wins FA

Cup final for Chelsea

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, (Reuters) -
Didier Drogba scored an ex-
tra-time winner to give
Chelsea a 1-0 victory over
league champions Manches-
ter United in the first FA Cup
final at the new Wembley
Stadium yesterday.
The Ivorian striker scooped
the ball past United keeper
Edwin van der Sar in the 116th
minute of a dour encounter that
looked destined for penalties in
front of a near 90.000 crowd.
Drogba's 33rd goal of the
season denied United a Premier
League and FA Cup double and
gave Chelsea a second trophy
after February's League Cup
success against Arsenal in
It will also lift a club after a
season in which injuries and
speculation about the future of
manager Jose Mourinho had
dogged their attempts to win a
third consecutive league title.
"After losing our league
title in front of our owns fans
this makes up for it," Chelsea
skipper John Terry told the
BBC. "It's fantastic, one of
the best things I've ever ex-
Mourinho, celebrating his
first FA Cup triumph, said:
"'This (medal) 1 don't throw
away because it means a lot.
This is the first time for me, I've
won every title in English foot-
"The players deserve so
much because the season has
been so difficult."

Billed as the 'dream final'
between the best two sides in
English football and the world's
richest league, much of it was a
Chelsea midfielder Frank
Lampard had the only real
chance of a stultifying first half.
while United had the better of
an improved second half with
two chances falling to captain
Ryan Giggs.
After years of hype, the
first half in the new stadium was
of a rare tedium. Both sides
were happy to play 'keep ball'


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hopelessly off target with a
long-range effort for the
The only chance fell to
Lampard in the 31st minute.
when defender Paulo Ferreira
laid the ball off for him to swivel
and strike a low shot that
Edwin van der Sar blocked.

Chelsea were coming out of
their shell, thanks to 20-year-
old Nigeria midfielder John Obi
Mikel, while United's Cristiano
Ronaldo roused himself for a

was parried by keeper Petr
Cech who then stopped a weak
Giggs follow-up.
Brilliantly picked out by
Paul Scholes, Giggs then vol-
leyed another chance over
the top as United began to
raise the tempo, though they
needed the outside of the post
to see off a Drogba free kick
around the hour mark.
The final looked to have fi-
nally come to life, with Rooney
and Robben trading runs
through their opponents' de-
fences, only to abruptly fall
back into its torpor and ex-
tra time.
United fans thought the
deadlock had ended just before
the first 15 minutes were up
when Giggs slid in to partially
connect with a low Rooney
cross and crunched into Cech,
who had the ball. Though it then
appeared to be forced over the
line, no goal was given.
"When Giggs had that
chance I thought it was going to
be a goal, I thought it was all
over." said a relieved Lampard.
That feeling was shared by
Chelsea supporters after substi-
tute Salomon Kalou tore down
the middle and sent a rasping
shot just wide of the right-hand
But Drogba made no mis-
take, working a one-two with
Lampard before beating Van
der Sar to make Chelsea
both the last Wembley win-
ners at the old stadium and
the first to triumph at its 800
million pound ($1.58 billion)

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RYAN GIGGS misses a golden opportunity to score when
he scuffs Wayne Rooney's low cross into the arms of
Cech. (BBC Sport)


lament FA

Cup goal that

never was

By Clare Lovell

LONDON, (Reuters) -
Manchester United lamented
a goal that never was and
suggested the referee lacked
courage yesterday after
Chelsea beat them 1-0 to lift
the FA Cup.
The Premier League
champions had been aiming for
a double in the first final to be
staged at the re-built Wembley
Stadium and thought they had
scored in the first half of extra
Captain Ryan Giggs'
effort, under a challenge
from Michael Essien, sent the
ball into Chelsea keeper Petr
Cech's arms and it appeared
to cross the line as the
Welshman's momentum
carried him into the Chelsea
keeper. No goal was awarded.
"It was a penalty kick,"
United manager Alex Ferguson
said. "That was the decision
that should have been taken. I
don't think the linesman was in
a position to see clearly if that
ball was over."
"But there's no question
(about) Essien....the referee was
in a really good position and
should have seen that. It was a
penalty on Giggs."
United winger Cristiano
Ronaldo said the goal was not
given because referee Steve
Bennett and his colleagues had
been under pressure from

over the line and the referee saw,
it but he did not give it." the 22-
\ear-old Portuguese said.
"The referee w'as-under
pressure all week-from Chelsea.
But it's over now" he shrugged.

"That's football and we are still
Chelsea manager Jose
Mourinho had said earlier in the
week that he expected the
officials to act "correctly" in
the showpiece final.
Ronaldo, whose
scintillating form this season
won him two awards as
footballer of the year voted by
players and by football
writers, had a quiet game.
Mourinho said his
compatriot was unable to shine
because he was kept quiet by
another Portuguese. defender
Paulo Ferreira.
"Paulo was magnificent."
Mourinho said. Manchester
United's Portuguese assistant
manager Carlos Queiroz said
because both teams were tired
at the end of a long season the
game was tight and tactical
rather than spectacular.
"The game was very
balanced and equal because it
was the two top teams in the
championship," he said. "We
had opportunities, we
controlled much of the game."
"There were two weeks of
great pressure on thc referee and
when the crucial time came he
did not have the courage to take
a decision. It was a penalty."
"But it's nol 'lihelsca' s
fault." the Portuguese added.
"They constructed a gooxi goal."
Didier Drogba scored
Chelsea's goar four minutes
h'-lore the end ofextra time after

Salomnon Kalou. John Ohi
Mikcl and Frank Lampard.
"It was a good move and
Didker got there and finished
it well 'inder -pressure,"
Lampard said.

By Clare Lovell

LONDON. (Reuters) The
FA Cup final returned home
to Wembley Stadium yester-
day with a nostalgic opening
ceremony, complete with
flypast, marching band and
royalty to inaugurate the new
90,000-seat stadium.
Dance troupes, balloons
and banners greeted Chelsea and
Manchester United fans as they
arrived at the ne\\' stadium
topped h\ a 133-iimetre arch
ihal has bcionlme a familiar sight
to Londoners during the fiivc-
\car buildiin project.
(; l11ne ae the l\\Min lltow\\ers ol
1ih1 102. oiu'111 i1- 11 I t ll ans 1(\\
liI\ C aIn illoblisc i.lC \ i.\\ ol ithe
pIcllh i l cnd Can sla\ 1r\ ill tlh'
larlget .iadi.tuim in t ithe \\ orld
\ itli Ce\cra\ eatl unicli'r co\ r.
('hi'lc' \\e s ri i l s, tc' i
(100. \lnclih'sticr e '1 n ed I\\'n
it a r 'colid n i;' lii s .t the old!
iiund. I lieir lInts enstiiH J a
colourlu0) il and nois,\ Hblue and redi
reception greeted players \\ hen
Ihe\ \\armel cd uip on tihe prislinc

by passing it among their
backlines and any creativity was
soon stifled in midfield.
Wayne Rooney sent a
speculative flick wide for
United while Drogba, the Pre-
mier League's top scorer, was

School children dressed in
the colours of the 42 FA Cup
winning_ teams paraded round
the ground. Their procession
was followed by an appeal for
the safe return of a British child
Madeleine McCann abducted in
Portugal earlier this month.
Former FA Cup players
from 1957 to 2000 then took to
the pitch including for Chelsea
Ron Harris and Dennis Wise.
captains in 1970 and in 1997
and 2000.
Manchester United's
great and good included Den-
nis Law. opening goalscorer
in 1963. Gary Pallister and
Danish goalkeeper Peter
Scluneichel who won three
times for United.
Bl-lackhurn ianager lMairk
t i's, thile i iil\ man lto \\11in
ihic 1.\ C(up four times at
Sho' 'ic\. Ihr times lor I iled l

p,111 lomnsidc 100) \\orld i Cup
h' .irick scorer Geoff Hur'st.
. Iho scored in W\est tIHam
I nitcds I)(4 \ victor\ o\cr
P'reston North End.
''he nes\ sIadium continued
the FA Cup tradition of .inging

couple of runs.
Mourinho swapped Joe
Cole for Arjen Robben for the
second half to try an inject some
more bite.
Instead, the first chance fell
to United when a Rooney shot

the hymn Abide With Me ac-
companying Leslie Garrett and
Sarah Brightman.
Prince William declared the
stadium officially open and was
due to present the trophy to the
winning team.
A flypast by the RAF's
Red Arrows display team fly-
ing at 400mph. 1,000 feet above
the stadium completed the for-

Some 500 million televi-
sion viewers around the
world were expected to watch
the game between the top two
teams in the Premier League
both aiming for a double --
Manchester United for the
championship and FA Cup
and Chelsea for the League
Cup and FA Cup.

PRINCE WILLAM officially welcomes the FA Cup trophy
back to Wembley and declares the new stadium open.
(BBC Sport)

BUT Chelsea's players can celebrate winning another
trophy the club's sixth since Jose Mourinho took over
as Blues boss. (BBC Sport)

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Chanders, Bravo

and Ramdin lead

Windies fightback

By John Mehaffey
LONDON, (Reuters) West
Indies fought back to save the
follow-on after Monty
Panesar had threatened to
run through their batting on
the third day of the first Test
against England yesterday.
At the close West Indies
were 363 for seven after England
declared at their overnight total
of 553 for five.
A sixth-wicket partnership
of 92 from 76 balls by the ob-
durate Shivnarinne Chanderpaul
(63 not out) and Dwayne
Bravo (56 from 59 balls) re-
stored their fortunes after'
Panesar had taken four quick

Wicketkeeper Denesh
Ramdin scored an invaluable 60.
reaching his fifth Test half-cen-
tury with two boundaries off
the disappointing Steve
After England had declared.
left-arm spinner Panesar bowled
Devon Smith for 21 with his
first delivery of the match 10
minutes before lunch.
He then won lbw appeals'
against captain Ra.mrnaresh
Sarwan (35), vice-captain.,
Daren Ganga (49) aind
Runako Morton (14) in the
afternoon session. ' i;' -'
The brightest batting of'
the day came from Bravo, -who

used his feet to stifle
Panesar's spin and reached
his seventh Test half-century
by striking him for a four and
then a six over long-on.
He fell somewhat unneces-
sarily when he mis-hit a pull to
Alastair Cook at mid-wicket to

prove after a wretched series
in Australia, bowled w ith hos-
tile intent before lunch but
became increasingly erratic
and less effective afterwards
and finished with none for 95
from his 22 overs.
Liam Plunkett. who workedd

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M;, IONTY Panesar goes on the run after bowling Devon
Smith with his first ball. (Yahoo Sport)

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DWAYNE BRAVO began West Indies' fightback with a run-
a-ball half-century. (Yahoo Sport)

gie Pal C ,lihni n t .id his sec-
rnd lesh. ickei.' : .

R.amdin h.tied with equal
enterprise while Chanderpaul.
ihe ,nlI. batsman in the team to
:,,. irae in.the 40s, played with
unru (fled composure to score
In- -i1 ,I test half-century.
England were indebted to
P.ianu.r, who compensated for
ihe -hortcomings of their pace
.jilIk by bowling unchanged
fr-,ii ihe-Nursery End through-
,O ihli afternoon.
England lost the services of
eii most experienced bowler
Manhew Hoggard, who left the
field '. ith a thigh injury before
lunch after delivering the first
ball o[ what would have been
his 11th over.
Harmison, with plenty to

the dangerous Chris Gayle (30))
with his second delivery of the
match, sprayed the ball persis-
tently wide and England's,16
wides were the most they have
ever conceded in a test match.
Gayle set the early pace
when he took two boundaries
off Hoggard through mid-
wicket. He also punched
Harmison for fours through
mid-on and mid-off butt was
then bowled off-stump by
Plunkett groping at a swinging
Smith struck four bound-
aries before he was com-
pletely deceived by Panesar
and Sarwan batted attrac-
tively then missed a Panesar
delivery which straightened a
fraction. Ganga was dis-
missed in similar fashion
prodding forward.

ENGLAND 1st Innings
*A Strauss c Smith b Powell 33
A Cook c Bravo b Taylor 105
0 Shah c Smith b Powell 6
K Pietersen c Smith b Collymore 26
P Collingwood b Bravo 111
I Bell not out 109
+M Prior not out 126
Extras (b8, Ibl7. w8. nb4) 37
TOTAL (5 wkts, 142 overs) 553
To bat: L Plunkett. S Harmison. M
Hoggard, M Panesar.
Fall of wickets: 1-88. 2-103, 3-162, 4-
Bowling: Powell 37-9-113-2. Taylor
24-4-114-1, Collymore 32-5-110-1,
Bravo 32-8-106-1, Gayte 10-0-48-0,
Morton 1-0-4-0. Sarwan 6-0-33-0.
WEST INDIES 1st Innings

C Gayle b Plunkett 30
D Ganga lbw b Panesar 49
D Smith b Panesar 21
R Sarwan Ibw b Panesar 35
"S Chanderpaul not out 63
R Morton lbw b Panesar 14
D Bravo c Cook b Collingwood 56
+D Ramdin c Collingwood
b Plunkett 60
D Powell not out 0
Extras (lb16. w16, nb3) 35
TOTAL (7 wkts. 98 overs) 363
To bat: C Collymore, J Taylor.
Fall of wickets: 1-38,2-83,3-151,. 4-
Bowling: Hoggard 10.1-3-29-0,
Harmison 22-1-95-0. Plunkett 23-5-
81-2. Collingwood 11.5-2-34-1,
Panesar 31-2-108-4.

Some 54 riders face off
THE start: Some 54 riders face the starting line, including Surinamese, Trinidadians,
Anguillans and a Barbadian. (Quacy Sampson photos)

Williams leads the bunch
RECORD finish: Marion Williams leads the bunch that set a new record for the first s$t'e.

Bravo believes

Windies in

wgth a chance
LONDON. England. (CMC) West Indies batsman Dlwayne
Bravo said yesterday the regional side were still in the
opening Test against England at Lord's.
Responding to England's 553 for five declared. Westl Indies
finished the third day of the Test perched at 363 for seven. still
190 runs in arrears. I
"We are in the game. England scoring 553. they are in charge
of the game. They had to know when to declare and how much
time they would need to bowl us out twice," Bravo said.
S"When we got the news this morning that we would be bal-
,ting we said our first goal was to get past the follow on to en-
sure that England bat again. That's what we did.
We knew as West Indian players once we batted the whole
day and play our natural game we were going to score runs and
we wre going to score freely and that's what we did'today.:
The right-hander scored an attractive 59 from 59 balls
to help revive the West Indies innings after loff-spiniluL
\Mliin Pantjar had ripped through the middle order eliiiian-
ing four for 108.
.'* He ','..1. 'one of three batsmen with half-.cenc urit', as
Shi '. i Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 63 and'l)nesh
R.nnilltn also chipped in with an attacking 60 which con-
I.llied I I fours.
Bravo. however, lamented the fact that while iost of the
batsmen gotten starts, none carried on to three figures.
"All of us got starts but unfortunately none of us carried
on to get triple figures but Shivnarine Chanderpaul is still there
anid te 'lower order batsmen are there to support Shiv. he hIoled.
He praised the team's character, especially after the\
entered the match with little preparation.'
S: "It was a total team effort. England has a good attack on
paper but we knew once we played well we could gel past the
follow on," Bravo explained.
"It was a total team effort from all the batsmen. We kne\\
-coming into the first Test we did not have much behind ns but
the guys came back and fought very well.
"The batting effort is coming along, the team spirit is good
and everyone is cheering. Everyone is contributing and that is
the most important thing."
He said there was no concern at the moment over the Lord's
pitch. as the match headed into the fourth and fifth days.
"I don't see much difference. England pitches do not
crack up as much as you would see back in the West Indies.
It will get slower but with the conditions changing, the ball
could start to move around a lot more," Bravo said.

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Moore and Trotman will
collide in a featherweight con-
test over eight rounds. Moore
told the Chronicle yesterday
that he had to choose between
Trotman and fellow Barbadian
Sherwin Marshall and the
former got the nod.
I "I believe in taking on the
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Trotman. I have been training
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public a glimpse of what
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TWO records were smashed
in the first two stages of the
XXV Annual Three Stage
Road Race, yesterday, as
Trinidadian Guy Costa
surged into the overall lead.
Costa convincingly won the
second stage with a record set-
ting two hours 33 minutes six
seconds. The old mark was a
course time set by Alonzo
Greaves last year 2:34:23

Last year's runner-up now
goes into today's third and fi-
nal stage from Linden to
Georgetown with 4:15:50 hours,
some one minute and 29 sec-
onds ahead of Marion Williams
and Andrew Reece who tied on
4: 17:19 hours for second, while
Phillip Clarke of Barbados
fourth on 4:18:44 hours.
Junior Niles, Raymond
Newton, Geron Williams,
Darren Allen, Sherwin
Osborne and Gordon
Kennedy all occupy the next

slot with 4:22:27 hours, next
significant time.
Costa record time was one
minute 32 seconds less than dis-
tant second Reece, followed by
Williams and Clarke, the trio
clocking 2:34:38 hours, with
Niles placing fifth, Kennedy
sixth and Holder, all with a time
of 2:37:34 hours.
The Trinidadian who beat
Williams in the sprint to the
finish in the final stage last
year, broke way from a four-
man leading bunch going

into Belfield, with over 20
kilometres left and virtually
won the race in that burst.
After about five kilometres.
Costa and Warren Mckay broke
away, maintaining the lead for 22
kilometres, with some nine rid-
ers connecting, including Reece,
Kennedy, Marion Williams,
Niles, Clark and Shane
Boodram. McKay was dropped
about 40 kilometres into the
race. 1
Going to the Mahaicony
Bridge, after another five kin,
Clarke broke away, only to be
caught again after another five
Then Costa, Williams,
Reece and Kennedy escaped
from a eleven-man bunch, 55
kilometres into the race, with
Costa making his winning move
at 74 km into the Rosignol to
Carifesta Avenue 96 km stage.
Last year's winner and
course time setter Greaves
watched the race pass by,
standing just at the approach
to the Mahaica Bridge.
Earlier, Marion Williams
donned Roraima's club jer-
sey, seconds before the start
of the first stage, after he had
just minutes before resigned

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supermodel turned business mogul Tyra
These starlets have a secret weapon to quick trans-
formation: Wigs!
1 spoke to Emile Williams of Phaze One Salon. St Lucia who
tells us why its good to sometimes flip the script sometimes.
Madonna, always the style trailblazer, recently stepped out on
the red carpet wearing a blunt platinum blond bob wig and looking
as hot as ever and Angie Le Mar, producer and comedian flips the
script from locks to a sexy Afro. Wigs are a great choice to in-
stantly change your look. mood and attitude without the commit-
ment of cutting or colouring your own hair.
So don't let anything stop you from being who you really want
to be. If you want to be a long red haired vixen or be short haired
sassy chic. just do it!

Wig tips:

Think of your wigs as you would of any other fashion acces-
sory. The beauty of a wig is the new look you can achieve instantly.
If you arce going to change your style. consider the shape of your
lace to determine what-style is right for you.
An oval or heart shaped face can wear any style. A round
or square shaped face needs height at the top and brushed
close to the sides. A long or narrow face needs to maximize


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There are two types of wig material synthetic fiber and real
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Sunday--Chronicle May 20, 2007-Pae__El

The Story of the

National Anthem

of Guyana

by Petamber Persaud

T HE most familiar
piece of Guyanese
literature is the
National Anthem
of this country; it beats
within the breast of
hundreds of thousands of
sons and daughters of this
dear great land of Guyana, if
not the words, the. tune.
Straightway, it could be
discerned that there are at lest
two aspects of the song the
words (lyrics) and the music
(musical composition/setting).
In the late 1960s, the
National History and Arts
Council headed by Lynette
Dolphin implemented a nation-
wide competition inviting
entries of suitable words to be
used for the national anthem of
Guyana, a country on the
threshold of achieving
The words were required to
be "preferably short, it should
have dignity, and should
encourage a feeling of
patriotism. It should be simple
in conception so that a child
might understand it immediately
but should lend itself to
occasions which may be
splendid and glorious...should
not make undue reference to

matters of slavery, the
conception of six races, matters
of ideology, political slogans.
names of personalities ...and
should avoid distinct religious
references in denominational
A panel of five judges were
appointed to adjudicate a
competition of selecting, in the
first instance, suitable words for
a national anthem. Those five
judges were Mrs. Norma
Bacchus, Mrs. F. M. Kerry.
Mrs. Ruby McGregor, the then
acting Superintendent of Music,
Guyana Police Force, "Barney"
Small, and A. J. Seymour.
According to one source.
there were 266 pieces submitted
of which 12 were short-listed.
The final of the competition
was held at the Government
Technical Institute where the
selected pieces were rendered
by the National Symphony
Orchestra, a choir, a male soloist
and a female soloist.
The winner was Rev.
Archibald L. Luker who
submitted the entry under
-his pen-name L. L. Archibald.
The prize money was $500
which he donated towards
and by intent initiated the A.
J. Seymour Lyrical Prize. Rev.
Luker was an Anglican priest
in charge of the All Saints'

Church in New Amsterdam.
In fact. he contributed to
the county of Berbice in many
ways including rendering service
to the Berbice Lions Club, the
Berbice Drama Group. the
Berbice Red Cross and Society
of the Blind. He also was a
lecturer for In-service Teachers'
Training Programme, Berbice.
Although, it was reported, he
gained Guyanese citizenship, he
regarded himself a Berbician.
That was part one of the
National Anthem the words. Part
two. was setting music to the
words which entailed another
competition, a competition which
gave rise to the inclusion of at least
two other songs in the national
repertoire of music. Those two
songs are "Guyana the Free",
words by James and Valery
Rodway, music by Valery
Rodway, and "Salute to Guyana",
words and music by Bill Pilgrim.
The winning music for the
National Anthem was submitted
by R. C. G. Potter who was
encouraged, other sources said,
persuaded, to do the
composition which carried a
prize of $500.
Potter, a man that exuded
confidence, a man who was
slighted on many occasions,
was reluctant to enter any
competition. But he was


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Regularisation & Upgrading Departmentand is theretoree
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experienced and qualified for
such a task having come up with
outstanding compositions in
1951, 1952 and 1956.
Potter learned to play the
piano at home in a time when
that instrument was the main
part of home furnishing. He
wrote the music to many other
popular national songs. two of
which were anthems in their own
rights, "My Guiana Eldorado"
by Walter MacArthur Lawrence
and "Way down in Demerara"
by J. R. Hutson. He also
composed the music for P.
Lawrence's "Song of Hope".
The man who composed
the music of the national
anthem to *mark Guyana's
Independence Day, May 26,
was born on May 3 in
Graham's Hall. died May 18,
and was buried in Graham's
Hall, East Coast of Demerara.
And then the words and
music of the National Anthem
were taken to the House of
Assembly for approval.
"The Guyana Star" of April
23, 1966, reported "The
Chamber of the Legislative


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Let us continue the rich
legacy left us by our
ancestors, live with pride and
sing with fervour:
Dear land of Guyana. of rivers and plains.
Made rich by the sunshine and lush by the rains.
* Set gemlike and fair between mountains and sea.
Your children salute you, dear land of the free.
Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore:
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we.
All sons of one mother, Guyana the free.
Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory their eyes did not see,
One land of six peoples, united and free.
Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give
Our homage, our service, each day that we live;
God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage land of the free.

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Page LV Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007

-I was rai-------------------sed in an alcoholic
S Mv dad drank and my
mother was on antidepressants.
I am currently seeking a divorce
S OI R E from mv husband of 20
years. Why? Because he is an police cfiter pn-oners and
alcoholic. I decided to leave him guards ahkc took it a a lark on
S _in nn _effo___o _,_,, y nix f childrn the first da\. By the sixth day.
first and then myself. I under- however. the experiment was
stand that I cannot save him. terminated because the guards
Two years ago I began an were turning sadistic and the
affair with a married man. I prisoners were beginning to
Should mention he is also an al- break down emotionally.
coholic. Our affair ended last Zimbardo hoped to inquire
I February when he decided he into the ps' chology of prison
A PART from dental caries (tooth decay) and gum disease, oral needed to clean up his life and life, but the. experiment led him
mucosal ulceration (sore mouth) is the most frequently encoun get his drinking under control to consider t deeper question.
tered mouth disorder. for his children. However, he Do people misbehave because
The most common form of oral ulcerative disease is recurrent aphthous ulceration still drinks as much now as he they are bad people, or because
(RAU), which affects 20 percent of the general population. Some estimates in selected popula- did then. they are good people caught in
tions reach as high as 50 percent. The highest rates are in the upper socio economic classes with a
slight predilection for females. So, according to statistics, just like gout, this condition appears to
be a "rich man's disease" although this has never been actually proven scientifically.
Mainly persons between the ages of 10 and 50 years are affected. The disease is charac- I
terized by small, well-de- I
fined round to ovoid ul-
cers or sores with a cen-
tral, yellow to grey cob-
web-like film surrounded
ful ulcers often heal
within seven to ten days without scarring.
Most patients experience up to six episodes each year.
The worst kind of condition is called Sutton's Disease, is less common, but substantially more .
severe. It accounts for less than 10 percent of all cases. This variant is characterized by more
frequent outbreaks of larger, deeper ulcers accompanied by severe pain, tender lymph glands and a I
swollen face. I
Individually, lesions often persist for weeks, resulting in sores continuing for many months or
even years. a situation hich brings out bad
These patients, unfortunately, are seldom without at least one ulcer and may have several in I am just beginning to a situation In other wordsings out bad
various stages. This is an especially stressful and debilitating problem that affects eating; speaking, come to terms with being an a matter of t bad apples ors, s
oral hygiene and normal sleep patterns. adult child of an alcoholic, so a matter ol bad apples or bad
What causes these painful sores that appear occasionally on the mucosa of the lips, I Lunderstand this is a pattern arre
inner cheek, and tongue, floor of the mouth or palate? No single cause has been identi- from my upbringing. Please o one s surprised when
fled. Many determining factors have been considered. tell me how to make it stop? the child 0 a lawyer becomes.
Numerous studies relating to the causes focus on an immunological theme. The blood of pa- I would like to eventually re- a lawyer, or the child of an ac-
tients suffering from oral ulcers contains special substances (anti-bodies) that attack the person's marry, if I can find a man tor becomes an actor, or the
own oral mucosal membranes (lining). who isn't- an alcoholic, but child of a fisherman becomes a
It was established that AIDS patients, with substantial defects in their cellular immunity, com- I'm not sure I can. fisherman. Nor should anyone
only experience the acute form of Sutton's disease. be surprised by the pattern of
Immunological mechanisms may be mediated by several local or systemic precipitating SHANNON your life. You were raised in a
factors that determine the prevalence and severity of oral ulcers from individual to indi- I bad barrel. For you it was the
vidual. Other possible precipitating factors include specific foods, trauma, stress, hormones, Shannon in 1971 psy- norm. Lie down with dogs, get
heredity and chemical irritants in toothpastes and mouth washes. chologist PhilZimbardo con- up with fleas, predicts the old
Before we can treat RAU, we must differentiate it from other diseases and classify it according I ducted a famous experiment. saying.
to severity. We must distinguish RAU from other diseases associated with oral mucosal ulceration, He recruited a group of col- The term "adult child of
most notably herpes simplex virus. Other less common but important disorders associated with lege students, who wanted to an alcoholic" is a sanitary
oral ulcers include Behcet's syndrome and Crohn's disease. make a few extra dollars in the term which obscres reality
Treatment measures are decided in three categories: local pain control, promotion of ulcer heal- I make a fewinand obscures principles.
summertime, to become inmates and obscures principles.
ing, and prevention of future outbreaks. and uar mockKids growing up with an al-
The most consistent concern of patients with oral ulcers ia severe pain. For sustained pain bardo screened his vo. coholic learn helplessness
relief of discrete ulcerations, I recommend Zilactin, a non-prescription topical medication with mu- imbardo screened s voluri- andhopelessness. Usually
cosal adherence properties. To promote healing of long standing lesions, I believe the most supe.- teers to make sure they were and hopelessness. Usually
rior drug is prednisone. normal and stable, then ran- the only thing they can do
or drug is prenisone.d them as eith about their situation is feel
Taken in doses of 15 mgs daily, most ulcers will heal within a week. domly assigned them as either blue.
Depending on the clinical circumstances, other drugs which may be prescribed include an inmate or a guard. bWhere ;o you park your
flucinonide, Chlorhexidine (mouth rinse), colchicines, vitamin and zinc supplements, dap- Though the experiment be- Where vo you park your
sone and leva. lisole. gan realistically (would-be in- mind while ving in the midst
I II. -- --- Il J mates were arrested by actual of door slamming, angry argu-

merits, or rambling conversations
which make no sense'? Growing
up with an alcoholic is like hav-
ing an endless conversation with
the Mad Hatter. In time your
mind will go somewhere un-
There are three things we
can do when we find ourselves
in a bad barrel. First, get out
of the barrel, and get out of
the orbit of the people in the



barrel. Until you are out of
the barrel, you cannot see
what to do next. Two years
ago, for example, you began an
affair with a married alco-
holic. That's the perfect ex-
ample of a choice which had,
no capacity to improve your
Second, once out of the bar-
.rel, realize we need others. You
will want positive interactions,
but those take time to develop.
Since they won't develop imme-
diately, you'll be tempted to
climb back into the barrel. Nega-
tive attention feels better than no
attention at all. It takes courage
and faith to resist that impulse.
Finally, seek the right bar-
rel for your children and your-
self. For you there's a simple
test. Is this new situation, are
these new people, anything
like the mold I was poured
into as a child? -

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oyment at the Diamond Diagnostic
e are in the process of short-listing and
the most suitable applicants for
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cssful applicants will hear from us upon
)n of the exercise.

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"tl in the public sector.

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The Value Added Tax and Excise Tax Department is
continuing its outreach activities to the East Bank and
East Coast of Demerara during the month of May. The
weekly schedule will be advertised in the media to
alert interested persons in the below mentioned areas.

Haslington/Grove May 22 Golden Grove Secondary School 17:00(5:00 pm)
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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007Page V

T HE Black Bush Polder robbery/murder
trial in 1993 ended with two of the killer
bandits being sentenced to death and two
others who escaped the gallows with
'manslaughter verdicts being further let off by the
trial judge with -two and three years prison
sentences, respectively.
On appeal, the Guyana Court of Appeal frowned at the leniency
exhibited by the trial judge in relation to the manslaughter punish-
ment meted out to the convicts and increased the penalty from
three years to 10 years imprisonment.
The convict Hairath Hussein a/k Brother Joe, who had been
sentenced to two years, had already served his sentence at the hear-
ing of the appeal and therefore his appeal was withdrawn and re-
corded as dismissed.
Bandits Vivekanand Singh a/k Vako and Hafeez Hussain a/k Papo
were sentenced to death by hanging while Hazrath Hussein a/k
Brother Joe and Tola Persaud a/k Rudy were found not guilty of
murder but guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
The bandits had been tried for the murder of Corentyne busi-
nessman Aubrey Ramsammy a/k Arnold, who was sot to death in
the course of a robbery.
Convicts Vako and Papo were sentenced to death while Brother
Joe and Rudy were sentenced to two years and three years respec-
At the hearing of the appeal Attorney-at-law Mr. Mursalene
Bacchus appeared for the appellants.
The State was represented by the then Acting Director of Pub-
lic Prosecutions Miss Roxanne George associated with Miss


S,1 flil es

Yonette Cummings.
The Guyana Court of Appeal was constituted by Chancellor
Cecil Kennard and Justices of Appeal Mr. Lennox Perry and Mr.
Prem Persaud.
The appeals against convictions and sentences were dismissed.
The convictions and death sentences were affirmed but the court in
its judgment commented adversely in relation to the lenient pun-
ishment handed down to the manslaughter convicts.
Chancellor Kennard had delivered the main judgment.
The facts of the case disclosed that the calm and peaceful
agricultural community of Mibicuri South, in the Black Bush
Polder area on the Corentyne was disturbed on the night of
the August 31, 1993, when armed bandits entered the home of
Aubrey Ramsammy a/k Arnold and shot him to death in course
of a robbery.
Aubrey Ramsammy, who had lived in the United States of
America for a number of years, had returned to Guyana in the
month of July, 1993 in order to take his children including Indira
and Maureen, to that country. They had gone to the embassy of
the United States of America in Georgetown where the visas re-






- Appellate Court increased manslaughter

penalty for bandits from three to 10 years

quired for their entry into the United States of America were ob-
Whilst preparations were being made for them to leave Guyana
the No. 1 Appellant entered Ramsammy's home and shot him after
which himself and his two daugh-
ters Indira and Maureen were as-
saulted by the No. 3 Appellant
and another person, who de-
By George Barclay manded of the Ramsammy's
money and jewellery.
There was evidence to the effect that whilst the inci-
dent in the house was taking place the No. 2 Appellant, as
well as the No. 4 Appellant, was seen in the yard of the
deceased by the son of the deceased Sherlock Ramsammy,
who ran to the nearby police station and made a report:
In company with the police Sherlock returned to the
father's home but before they could have entered it the
persons who were in the house and near to it ran away and
Arnold Ramsammy was later taken, firstly to the
Mibicuri Hospital, and later to the New Amsterdam
hospital where he remained, until he died on 2nd Sep-
tember, 1993. Indira was also taken to the New
Amsterdam hospital because of injuries she had re- C
ceived as a result of being eaten by the bandits.
To link.the No. 1 Appellant with the commission of
the offence the prosecution relied on the evidence of Maureen, who
had testified that she had seen the No. 1 Appellant, whom she had
known for some time before the incident, shooting her father.
In addition there was evidence given by both Maureen and Indira

that after the bandits had left the house the deceased had told them
that it was the No. I who had shot him. This evidence was admit-
ted at the trial after the trial judge had conducted a Voir Dire (a trial
within a trial) to decide whether that statement of the deceased
should have been admitted as part of the
"res-gestae"(things done).
To connect the No. 2 Appellant with
the commission of the offence the pros-
ecution relied on the evidence of Sherlock
Ramsammy who testified that he had seen
the No. 2 Appellant standing in the yard
of the deceased near to the kitchen at the
time of the incident in the house.
So far as the No. 3 Appellant was con-
cerned there was the evidence of both Indira
and Maureen who stated that they had seen
him in the house and that he was one of the
intruders who had beaten them whilst de-
manding jewellery and money from them.
As regards the No. 4 Appellant. there was
the evidence of Sherlock Rainsaminy whose
evidence is to the effect that he had seen him
standing in the yard of the deceased and he
NCELLOR CECIL had told the No. 2 appellant to shoot him
KENNARD (Sherlock) but the No. 2 Appellant did not
comply with the request.
The case for the prosecution was based on the theory that
the four Appellants were acting together in a joint enterprise
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Page V







THE wonderful Italian Actress Monica Vitti as a modern
neurotic woman in need of love, constantly pauses to look
carefully at things, as in this scene from "Red Desert'

By Terrence Roberts

believe they
know and
possess all the 'answers
to life's questions
because they follow the
opinions and beliefs of
religious, cultural, or
political figures, may
find it difficult to accept
the intellectual and
creative freedom of

modern societies.
Modem societies are those
where modem education opens
minds to reason and knowledge
as an ongoing liberating adven-
turous, learning experience. This
concept of modem education is
not controlled, in advance by
any supreme doctrine, like a god
who already knows and sees the
outcome to everything in the fu-
Instead, modern society,
modern culture, modem love,
learns and understands humbly
as it goes along a road of uncer-
tainty, but not a road of despair,
fatalism, or resentment at the

world around.
There is no modern soci-
ety or modern culture with-
out a majority of citizens,
young and adult, who pursue
:universal education. This is
obvious. But education here
does not stop at school work,
or simply learning to read,
write, do math, physics, chem-
istry etc. Learning at schools
provides the basic training
which will help us to con-
tinue truly educating our-
selves by seeking out classic
and modern works of inter-
national literature (definitely
not only local and regional
literature)- classic and con-
temporary films, listening to
instrumental music, from
Classical to Jazz, not only all
the various styles of pop mu-
sic easily heard today.
We cannot know or decide
what we like until we expose
our ears, eyes, intelligence and
sentiments to different un-

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known works of literature
films, art. music. etc. Some-
times, especially with intel-
ligent forms of visual art, we
have to take time to learn to
appreciate it. This can be re-
warding to our total human
development because such
forms of intelligent culture teach
us to focus our attention, to
look carefully, to do research on
new names we may discover.
Such exercises can show us
how to better comprehend and
channel our emotions, how to
achieve calm contemplation and
contentment with ourselves and
The effect and result of
modern society, modern cul-
ture, and modern love is not
the creation of exclusive class
structures. It takes all sorts
of workers to create modern
societies and nations. Conse-
quently, those with human
experience but little formal
education may be just as use-
ful as those who pursue
higher education.
Such diverse human contri-
butions add colour to the mak-
ing of modem values. Once we
admit that we are partners in a
modern world filled with all
sorts of natural and social disas-

ters, it'is better for us to com-
bine our abilities for the goals of
a pleasant and harmonious mod-
em society and nation, rattler
than one in which our differ-
ences of race, religions, educa-
tion, morals, wealth, etc, lead to
a troublesome and backward
daily lifestyle.
The average citizen may
fail to understand and appre-
ciate what is modern art, in
all its forms. But modern art-
ists understand the changing
modern world in which such
citizens live. Their works not
only reflect that changing
modern world, but come to
influence a better under-
standing of how to achieve
pleasure and survival in this
modern world.
Without modern works of
art the modem societies we live
in would drift in a confused
state, despite high levels of em-
ployment or wealthy econo-
mies, for the simple reason that

they would have no format or
object in which to take stock of
themselves. The best modern
works bring out the intelligent
moral order and pleasure pos-
sible in the modem world. How
do they do this? For example
Cubism, the modem form of vi-
sual art invented by Braque and
Picasso between 1908 and 1914
in Paris at a time when both art-
ists socialised and lived among
proletarian workers, small shop-
keepers, hookers, etc.
At that time Paris was
becoming to the world's
leading modern city, and the
society was buzzing with
exciting new modern
expressions of culture, both
European and foreign: such
as the invention of movies
and cinema, cafe society,
new drinks and foodstuffs
from around the world, non-
Western forms of art in
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THIS COLLAGE "Checkerboard: Tivoli Cinema'(1913) by George Braque demonstrates
the Cubist style Which introduced new modern references, like cinema tickets, cowboy
films, cafe society, newsprint etc, into paintings.

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From page V
to commit robbery during the course of which the deceased was shot and killed. In other
words the prosecution's case was based on the felony -murder rule, that is to say, that the
death of the deceased occurred as a result of violence used on deceased ,in the perpetration of
the offence of robbery involving-the use of violence.
The evidence of Dr. Bridgemohan who had performed the post mortem disclosed that the deceased
had died from a gun shot wound which he had received on his left arm.
The defence of the Appellants at the trial was an "alibi" and they had called witnesses to support
their defence, which the jury by their verdicts had rejected.
All four Appellants, the Appellate Court found, were properly convicted by the jury.
Nos. I and 3 Appellants were convicted of the capital offence and sentence of death was duly
pronounced on them by the trial judge.
The No. 2 and 4 Appellants were convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter and were sen-
tenced to terms of imprisonment of two and three years respectively.
At the commencement of the hearing of the appeals Mr. Mursalene Bacchus who appeared for all
the appellants indicated to the Court that appeal of the No. 2 Appellant Hazratt Hussain a/k Brother
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museums, new music, dances, races intermingling, etc. Picasso and Braque began to paste
papers, labels, and objects together (collage) taken from all these things they saw around
Their work was done with a chic. playful. yet intelligent manner, and modem art finally arrived
because such works reflected the new modem world. Cubism would go on to influence today's adver-
tising, photos, movies, posters. painting, etc, giving influential jobs to millions around the world. And
where did this cubist idea come from?
Picasso had seen an exhibition of African an in an anthropological museum in Paris, and in such
art. comparable to that of North and South American Native peoples, all sons of things like wood.
bone. leather, fibers, shells, hair, stones, metals etc. were combined in one an object which expressed a
magical idea. Picasso and Braque adapted such a foreign approach to their new works. proving that
ancient primitive artists and cultures teach modern artists useful progressive modem lessons.
.Many just and unbiased values in modern culture are the result of influences from mod-
ern works of art, especially great works of literature and film. It is not traditional society
which influences such works of art, but such works which influence modern values in modern
societies: for example classic Hollywood films of the late 1930s, such as "Vivacious Lady" with
Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, "It Happened One Night" with Clark Gable and Claudette
Colbert. "The Lady Eve", with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, "Ball of Fire", with Gary
Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.
In these films it is the successful romantic relationship between night club dancers and intellectu-
als. or rich socialite girl with poor reporter, etc. which helped inspire successful relationships be\\cen
such modem citizens in real life today. Such films expose. criticise, and resolve preJudices and social
biases between the working class, the bourgeoisie. and the so-called "upper class".
Such films became modern classics looked at repeatedly around the modern world because the\
inspire better social relationships with less conflict. Similarly in many forms of modern music, from
classical European composers such as Bach, Mozart Handel. Beethoven. Chopin. to Indian Ragas b\
Ravi Shankar. to experimental music by Bartok. Stravinsky, John Cage. to modern Jazz by Ellinglon.
Monk. Dave Brubeck. Miles Davis. etc. it is not the ethnic or national origin of these works that
interest and benefits us, but their structural and emotional sounds, which teaches and trains us to
listen sensitively, to discover order in strange musical arrangements. and transfer such order to our
Similarly, in almost all the films of Italy's great modern film maker, Michelangelo
Antonioni, it is silence, pausing and looking carefully which provides sustenance and pleasure
in romantic relationships and the experience of modern love.

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Incidental Iconoclasm

'I Rue Jonogeiw rakBrblig Ora Hstry f IhePPP

An Oral History despite
Birbalsingh's clear morally-inspired
bias towards Cheddi Jagan, the
betrayed man, the wronged political
hero represents a first step in the
construction of an objective
historiography in Guyana, granted if
it is objectivity by default.

WHEN Professor Frank
Birbalsingh launched his newest
book three weeks ago, there was
an almost apologetic tone which
pervaded the entire ceremony.
Chairperson of the event,
Ameena Gafoor spoke of-
Birbalsingh's commitment to
truth first, as an academic, and
that an author'must look at all
sides of the coin.
Academic Al Creighton, in
his brief remarks, described the
book a compilation of 27 in-
terviews conducted by
Birbalsingh over a period of
some years as "courageous".
And then there is
Birbalsingh's own introduction
to the book which states in part,

"...although one may

sympathise with the genuine
feelings of pain and
frustration over past political
failures in Guyana, the
political trauma of the
Jagan-Burnham era will not
simply be wished away: it
must be faced squarely,
analysed impartially, and
understood, especially in its
historical and sociological
dimensions, before it can be
exorcised. Nothing could be
further from the purpose of
these interviews than to
inflict pain by conjuring up
the remembered trauma of
previous failure in their
record of modern, Guyanese
political history."
A thorough reading'of the
heftily titled The People's Pro-

gressive Party of Guyana: 1950-
1992: An Oral History would
yield a probable cause for such
premature apologies. To under-
stand why however, the reader
would have to look at the prin-
cipal underlying trait of
Guyana's post-Independence
There has been relatively
little written about post-Inde-
pendence Guyanese history rela-
tive to the scope and depth of
all that happened during the
past fifty years; and precious
little of what is written can have
any serious claim to historical
objectivity or even accuracy.
Our historiographic bent
has been either towards deifica-
tion or deconstruction of the
two key figures: L.F.S.
Burnham and Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
A recent example would be Dr.
Baytorari Ramharack's book,
Against the Grain: Balram Singh
Rai and the Politics of
Guyana. Published by Chakra
Publishing House a Trinidad-
based company whose major
focus is the marketing of Hindu
nationalist literature the book
is at once a juvenile academic at-
tempt to knock Jagan off of one

particular pedestal, while pro-
posing Rai in his place.
Frank Birbalsingh, in
contrast to Ramharack for ex-
ample, is that rare thing in
Guyanese political analysis:
mostly objective. He is argu-
ably Guyana's best public
academic, and has compiled
and written interviews, re-
views and articles on a wide-
range of subjects, from Indo-
Caribbean history and litera-
ture. With An Oral History,
Birbalsingh has put together
a book no one on any side of
Guyana's divisive political
arena can embrace without
reservation as their own.
This includes the ostensible
subject of the book, the rul-
ing PPP, something seem-
ingly underscored by the fact
that no senior cabinet mem-
ber was present at the book's
There is the old adage that
one should not judge a book by
its cover. An Oral History is a
physically bland publication,
the cover featuring the PPP's
still-living founding members
Cheddi and Janet Jagan, and
Ashton Chase giving a mis-
leading symbolism by dividing
the three pictures by a cheaply
done graphic representation of

a rip.
While Chase has long given
up politics, it seems more to
have been a fading away from
it than an actual rift with the
party. And there has been no
historical documentation of any
division personal or political
- between the Jagans.
Given the content of the
book, the subject it explores.
and the period which it covers.
L.F.S. Burnham would have
been-a more suitable substitu-
tion for Chase, and the exclusion
of Mrs. Jagan would have had
a negligible effect.
The book purports to cover
forty years but in truth, the fo-
cus is roughly on the first fif-
teen years or so. Birbalsingh's
major concern seems to be an
interrogation of the.causes of
the split within the original
PPP in 1955, an interrogation
geared both at confirming the
historically established villains -
the Burnham, Britain and
America and emphasising the
hero of the era, Dr. Jagan.
Later interviews touch
upon the time Cheddi Jagan led
the PPP in Opposition, but
they are less about the PPP's
actions than the actions of
CARICOM leaders like Eric
Williams to provide support for

the charismatic regionalist
Burnham and their side-lining of
the "legitimate" political leader
of Guyana.
The Cheddi Jagan of
Frank Birbalsingh's
ultimately emerges as the
Father of the Nation as so
many in Guyana believe the
key individual force behind
the anti-colonial movement
of the 40s, 50s and 60s'; but
he is a surrogate parent at
best, a deeply flawed heroic
figure whose principles and
pragmatism the two
inherent and often
conflicting qualities of any
good politician never quite
reach a workable balance.
For example. Jagan is seen
as principled enough to be un-
willing to hide his Soviet sym-
pathies while campaigning for
support in McCarthy era
America; it could be said in fact
that he flaunted it, if only in
good faith.
On the other hand, he is
also seen as clandestinely re-
ceiving Soviet financial and
technical support his young
party unable to survive and
function otherwise, without
realising that the Soviet
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New Licences

No. Type of Name Situation of premise in
licence and address of applicant respect of which
application was made
(1) Restaurant Toematee Persaud Lot 295. Second Street.
Liquor Lot 295, Second Street, Herstelling. East Herstelling. East Bank
Bank Demerara Demerara
(2) Restaurant Roy Bassoo Lot Cheddi Jagan
Liquor Lot Cheddi Jagan International Airport. International Airport,
Timehri, East Bank Demerara .. Timehri, East Bank
S_ _Demerara
(3) Restaurant Mohan Ram Tashwar Lot 58, Helena. No. 2,
Liquor Lot 58, Helena, No. 2, Mahaica, East Coast Mahaica, East Coast
Demerara Demerara
(4) Restaurant He Gwang Zhan Lot 245, Lusignann East
Liquor Lot 245. Lusignan, East Coast Demerara Coast Demerara
(5) Restaurant Alfred ravesande Lot N1/2, Lot 27 Section 'H',
Liquor Lot N1/2, Lot 27 Section 'H', Handenveldt, Handenveldt, Mahaica. East
Mahaica. East Coast Demerara Coast Demerara
(6) Restaurant Shen Erong & Rong Jie Jing Lot 95, Grove, East Bank
Liuor_ Lot 95, Grove. East Bank Demerara Demerara
(7) Restaurant Heaton Jafferallie Lot 359, 'A', Newtown,
Liquor Lot 359, 'A', Newtown, Enmore, East Coast Enmore, East Coast
Dernerara Demerara
(8) Restaurant Amarnauth Sookdeo Lot 98, Herstelling, East
Liquor Lot 98. Herstelling. East Bank Demerara Bank Demerara
(9) Restaurant George Vieira Lot. Stelling Road. Vreed-
Liquor Lot, Stelling Road. Vreed-en-Hoop. West en-Hoop, West Bank
Bank Demerara Demerara



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Lot 14, Fairfield, Mahaicony, East Coast

Corey Griffith
Lot 109, Section 'M', Campbellville.
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Lot 64. Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown
Zhang Guang Zai
Lot 'B' N/W, Grove, Public Road, East Bank
Lallman Gobin
Lot 65, 'cc' Eccles, East Bank Demerara
Bhola Nauth
Lot 9. First Street. Cummings Lodge, East
Coast Demerara

Lot 38, Middle Street, Ruimzeight, West
Coast Demerara
Rajkumarie Chandra
Lot 52, Ocean View, Uitvlugt. West Coast

Arun Ramsarup
Lot Tract 'D', Portion of Parcel. 843, Good
Hope. Mahaica. East Coast Demerara


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Lot 14, Fairfield, Mahaicony. 17)
East Coast Demerara

Lot 27, Queen Street, Kitty
Georgetown 18)

LO.I -.4 nrt,.rn *'i-B' ,
Lodge, Georgetown I
Lot 'B' N/W, Grove, Public 19)
Road, East Bank Demerara

Lot 65, 'cc' Eccles, East
Bank Demerara
Lot 19'", Second Street,
(Parcel # 30), Cummings
Lodge, East Coast
Lot 38, Middle Street,
Ruimzeight. West Coast
Lot 52, Ocean View,
Uitvlugt, West Coast
Lot Tract 'D', Portion of
Parcel, 843, Good Hope,
Mahaica, East Coast
Demerara .

Situation Of
Premises i n respect
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Liquor Lot 2, 'B', Zeeburg, Old Lot 2, 'B'. Zeeburg. Old Road. Housing
Road, Housing Scheme, Old Road. Housing Scheme, W~est Coast
I West'Coast Demerara. Scheme, West Coast Demerara
(2) .Restaurant Ramdai Sukhdeo Monty & Ramdai Lot 155. La Bonne
I Liquor Lot 155. La Bonne Sukhdeo Intention, East Coast,
Intention. East Coast Lot 155, La Bonne Demerara
Demerara Intention. East Coast
(3) Restaurant Bibi Pharidia Azeez Bibi Shir.eeen Azeez Lot 20, Industry, East
Liquor Lot 20, Industry, East Lot 20, Industry, East Coast Demerara
Coast Demerara Coast Demerara __
(4) Restaurant Dasmattie Persaud Radesh Persaud Lot 67, Strathsprey,
Liquor Lot 67, Strathsprey. East Lot 67. Strathsprey, East Coast
Coast Demerara East Coast Demnerara .Demerara____
(5) Restaurant Beedouti Pritipaul Deonaraine Lot 15. Enmore
Liquor Lot 15, Enmore Pasture. Seemangal Pasture. East Coast
East Coast Demerara Lot 15. Enmore i Demerara
Pasture. East Coast
(6) Restaurant Chandroutie Kassim Radica Kassim Lot 5-6. Plantain
Liquor Lot 5-6. Plantain Walk, Lot 5-6. Plantain Walk. West Bank
West Bank Demerara Walk. West Bank Demerara
-_ -_ -_ ------- ------ -- D em erara
(7) Restaurant Etwaria Balram Devanand Balram Lot 5-6 Plantain
Liquor Lot 6. James Street, Lot 5-6. Plantain 1 Walk, West Bank
Albouystown, Walk, West Bank Demierara
i "(_Georgetown Demerara __________

Restaurant i Boodhia Seepersaud
Liquor Lot 158, Zahora Street.
Better Hope. East Coast

Hector W. Talbert
Lot 1225, Yarrpwkabra,
Linden. Soesdyke

(9) | Restaurant

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Sarjue Raghunandan
Lot 158, Zahora -
Street. Better Hope.
East Coast Demerara
Mana Slowe
Lot 70, Barrack
Street. Kingston,

Lot 158. Zahora
Street. Better Hope.
East Coast
Lot 1225,
Yarrowkabra. Linden
Soesdyke Highway



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Y Yhawbetry D. Singh
Lot 30. Howes & Ketley
Streets, Charlestown,

Simbhu Persaud
Lot 46, Lusignan. Market
Road. East Coast

Lallman Puran
Lot 34, La Jalousie, West
Coast Demerara

Restaurant i- dnji &, 'a
Liquor Lot 7, Coverden, East
Bank Demerara
Restaurant Ramkarran
Liquor i Lot 26.' Pouderoyen,
Rtr West Bank Demerara
Restaurant Lakeram Bansi .
Liquor Lot 60. Robb Street.
Bourda. Georgetown

Restaurant Boodram Basdeo
Liquor Lot 9, Section 'A', North

oiectiion, anai fz
Polder, West Bank

Restaurant Hyaanth Branch and
Liquor iyuert Austin
Lot 200 Charlotte Street,
Restaurant, Cheetra k. Edoo
Liquor Lot B. De Kindren. W ist
Coast Demerara

Spirit Shop i Ramsa Samaroo
Lot 86. Good Hope.
Mahaica. East Coast
................ ......... D m e ara .......
Spirit Shop Joseph Matadin .
Lot 177, Waterloo Street,

Type of Name and Address of | Situation of Licensed
Licence Applicant premise

Restaurant Roopnarine Sahadeo Lot 40, Station Street.
Liquor Lot 60, Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown
LKitty, Georgetown
Restaurant Maylene Sahadeo Lot 60, Station Street,
Liquor Lot 58, Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown
; Kitty. Georgetown

Lot 93, Middle Road.
La Penitence.
Bhagwat S Persaud
Lot 46, Lusignan,
Market Road, East
Coast Demerara

Lot 30t.Howes &
Ketley Streets,

SLr, 46 Lu .-1nagi.
I Market Road, East
Coast Demerara.

Gangadai Ramratttan Lot 34. La Jalousie,
Lot 34, La Jalousie West Coast
West Coast Demerara
.j,.k rran Bnof.. Lt C .., rden,
Lot 7, Coverden. East East Bank Demerara
Bank Demerara
Parmesh Ramkarran 1 ,f, P,.,,lr,,,
Lot 26, Pouderoyen, /Vest Bank
West Bank Demerara Demerara
Lak' r:,im & Meena Lot 60. Robb Street.
Bansi Bourda. Georgetown
Lot 60. Robb Street.
Bourda Georetown .......
Boodram Basdeo & Lot 9, Section 'A'.
Madhendra Basdeo North Section, Canal
Lot 9. Section 'A'. #2 Polder. West
North Section, Canal I Bank Demerara
#2 Polder,'West Bank
Theodore 'Austin TLot 5, Public Road.
Lot 5. Public Road. Uitvlugt, West Coast
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Bramchand Doobay i Lot B, De Kindren
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SSunday Chronicle May 20. 2007

Incidental Iconoclasm

From page VIII

Union's Cold War arch-
enemy, the United States
could be even more clandes-
tinely supporting his oppo-

nents as well.
"1 do not believe that Dr.
Jagan's adherence to Marxism/
Leninism." says Rupert
Roopnaraine in a 1996 inter-
view. "was either a flaw or some
kind of grand error. But there

was a tactical problem for the
early anti-colonial
movement...In the 1950s. the
problem for Dr. Jagan was one
of pragmatism: how to deal with
the oppressor in terms of his
Marxist/Leninist ideology?


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In this, respect. Dr. Jagan's
view has al\\ a\ s been doctri-
naire. and I think that if there is
a weakness in his politics, it has
to do with his inability to
ground international science in
indigenous experience. There is
a real sense in him of an exotic
ideology imposed on domestic
reality. and where it did not fit.
he trimmed the reality. not the
Or as co-founder of the
part\. Ashton Chase, put it dur-
ing his interview: "You couldn't
jump straight from colonialism
to communism. Those who
thought they could. I think.
made a colossal error of tactics
in the matter. The tactics were
"hopelessly wrong."
That "colossal error", due
to his role of leader of the
PPP, was ultimately .lagan's.
While committed to the work-
ing class, and the belief that
there lay an inevitable ascen-
dancy of the masses against
the oppressor, his conception
of exactly who that-oppressor
was seemed to be rooted in
the colonial without any
sense the role of the neo-co-
lonial within the larger
scheme of things.
The irony inherent in this
strengthened when considering
the fact that his more politically
successful nemesis, Burnham,
spent his political gestation pe-
riod within the womb of the co-
lonial power, while Jagan him-
self spent his own within the
belly of the beast that ulti-
mately defeated him, America.
There is also ample evi-
dence of Jagan, the would-be
national working class hero who
was transformed out of the ne-
cessity of survival into becom-
ing the ethnic leader. It is well-

known that Jagan \ehemientl\
opposed the racist agenda of
Balrain Singh Rat. and es en his
staunchest critics do not assign
any racist intent on Japan s
Yet almost ever\ one is in
agreement to some degree that
he succumbed to the saine c\ ni-
cal resort to ethnic support that
Rai espoused and was ejected
from the PPP for.
Inherent herein is the central
fable of Guyanese politics: that
of the national leader donning
ethnic trappings in order to sur-
vi\e within our tribal political
culture, and ultimately\ finding
himself trapped b\ ethnicit\.
This arguably is the single great-
est tragedy emerging from be-
tween the lines of this book.
since it goes to the heart of the
dilemma Guyana has found it-
self in for the past half century.
While An Oral History
goes to great lengths to un-
derscore .lagan's unparal-
leled contribution to
Guyana's independence, it
also presents an unfiltered
majority consensus view of
the former President as at
times myopic, naive and a
slave chained to the very
dogma which formed the ba-
sis for his commitment to the
liberation of Guyana's poor.
In short, it presents him as
human. Herein is the incidental
iconoclasm of An Oral History;
Frank Birbalsingh has achieved,
through his at times overwhelm-
ing sympathy for the late Dr.
Jagan, a far greater erosion of
the myth of the independence
leader than a thousand hostile
Ramharacks could have ever
Despite the explanations he
has offered in his introduction,
this will not be, as has been
stated before in this article, a
popular book with the con-
verted on any side of the politi-
cal divide. Those who condemn

Jagan will see. despite his short-
comin'gs. an admirable heroism.
Those \\lho despite lurnhali
will ee. despite his dettruclive
ambition, a man more ultimately
aware than anyone else of the
global context in which Guyana
existed at the lime of Indepen-
With regards to the
interviewees. An Oral llistor\
is a book full of other ironic sur-
prises, as revealing about the
persons interviewed as it is
about the subjects the\ touch
upon. Current WPA co-leader
Rupert Roopnaraine certain\
not a great friend of the present
PPP-led go' eminent is full of
praises flr Dr. Jagan's role as
the sole catalyst for the fledg-
linu democracy movement in the
On the other hand, one of
the most vitriolic interviews,
comes not from a political
warrior of Guyana's turhu-
lent pre-Independence era,
but from someone presum-
ably. above the fraN of it all.
In a 1997 interview Anglican
Bishop Randolph George says
of former President and then
leader of the Opposition
Desmond Hoyte:
"Hoytc has nothing to of-
fer this country, as far as I'mn
concerned. The sooner he faded
out the better."
And of the anti-PPP pro-
tests at the time, "We're all hu-
man beings. We never get it
right. We go to extremes. This
is a misuse of freedom. Can't
do much about that."
Yet one of the threads
running through the book is
the role of the two political
dominant religions at the
time, the Anglican and
Catholic faiths, in fighting
the communist threat posed
by the PPP under Jagan's

Please see page XI


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leadership. Several interviews niention the role of Bishop.
George's predecessor, then Anglican Bishop of Guyana, John
Alan Knight's role in ousting Jagan from the premiership
through his close friendship with Governor Sir Alfred Savage.
The key failing in this book is the title, as it relates to what's
actually between the two covers. A more apt title would have been
something in the veif of. Post-mortem of Treachery: An Analysis
of the Betravals of Dr. Cheddi B. Jagan. Because that is what the
book is essentially about Jagan's futility in the face of betrayal
bi Burnham. Rai. Kwavana. the Bril-ish. the Americans. the
Anglicans. the Catholics. the CARICOM member countries and a
host of other individuals and entities.
The. overwhelming focus on the actions taken by and
against Dr. Jagan obscures the fact-that the party had other
executive members who were also directly involved in the de-
cision making process in the period covered in fact it largely
takes for granted the existence of the PPP outside of or sepa-
rate from Jagan.
It also obscures the tact that Jagan's status as a political leader
did not exist in a \acuum,. but within the particular context of an
ethnic support base made of real people with their own collective
ideas about hosw the party should function or not.
To sum up. An Oral History despite Birbalsingh's clear
morally-inspired bias towards Cheddi Jagan. the betrayed man.
the wronged political hero represents a first step in the
construction of an objective historiography in Guyana. granted
if it is an objectixitx b\ default. This book is not so much a
definitive history as it is a sourcebook from which historical
analysis can be culled.
In this sense it is. for this writer, the most valuable work on
Guyanese, political history\ that has emerged in a W\er long time -
perhaps ever.
Somewhere within both the righteous self-justifcation.of the
.agans and the not so plausible deniability of interviewees of
Burnham era functionaries like Cedric Joseph and Robert Moore:
somewhere within the intimately informed anal sis of Lloyd Best
and Ashton Chase. and the retrospective opinion of Nanda Gopaul;
somewhere within the incisive analysis of Rupert Roopnaraine. and
; the academically gilt bias of Rahim Bacchus: lies the truth.
That's more than can be said of the vast majority of work
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iCle May 20, 2007 X\Il

My Daughti

Sudan Wed(

By Shahabudin McDoomni

THE invitations received by
Guyanese such as Fazeel
Ferouz and Sheikh Moen-ul-
Haq of the Central Islamic
Organisation of Guyana, and
the Imam Rafeek of the
McDoom Village mosque,
friends and relatives, were
printed on scroll sized real
camel skins shaped in the
map of Sudan, Africa's largest
We were all invited to
Opheera McDoonm's wedding
but not for a wedding day, more
like a wedding week.
In what the BBC World Ser-
vice called the "Sudan's Wedding
of the Year". Opheera McDooni.
who received her Masters from
Edinburgh University, Scotland.
and became Reuters Sudan Bu-
reau Chief and its International
Journalist of the Year for
2006. was married to 29 year old
Khartoum businessman.
Mohamed Omter Abdel Ati.
Those who arrived in the
fabled city of Khartoum, includ-
ing Opheera's Mom Leila,
McDoom (who lives in London.
England) situated at the
confluence of the Nilain (Arabic
for the two Niles) the white Nile
and the Blue Nile. were treated
to something out of the Arabian'
Nights. a week-long magical ex-
travaganza of legendary Arab/
Muslim/African culture and hos-
pitality never to be forgotten.
It began Friday. March
30 with the slaughter of a beau-
tiful young white camel for dis-
tribution to the poor. Not a
wearyar" camel as described by
BBC's Jonah Fisher. He didn't
see the camel. Only relatives of
the bride and groom were
present. Muslims do not
sacrifice tired animals. It isn't
just a question of meat. But how
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SHAHABUDIN McDoom likes to wear Jallabiyahs even in
the kitchen.

is he to know that?'
Sunday was the day-long
desert excursion to the pyra-
mids by buses and 4 by 4.
Monday the evening dinner
cruise on the Nile.
Tuesday was the formal
marriage ceremony everything
including the registration being
done in the mosque. Sudan be-
ing. of course. a Muslim coun-
For Muslims such as we ini
Guyana culturally cut off from
our roots. this wedding had to be
seen to be believed, a veritable
explosion of Islamic culture
evolved over centuries in a Mus-
lim country perhaps less adulter-
ated by the ubiquitous West than
Hundreds of male guests in-
cluding the Khawajas (Sudanese
slang for "foreigners". especially
whites) all arriving dressed in

white Jalibiyyas (long gowns)
and white turbans at the huge
mosque. arriving to the chants of
glory to Allah and blessings to
Muhammad (Peace be on him)
and to the pounding of drums.
The elderly Imam per-
formed the cereniony, reputedly,
in Sudan, a descendant of
Prophet Muhammad (SAAS).
And then, Hassan Al Turabi.
Sudan's Ayatollah Khomeini.
delivered the sermon.
He spoke of the union of a
man and \woman, a union of two
lfamunilies. a union of two races and
a union of two civilizations, the
West and the East.
The individual congratula-
tions to the bridegroom's and the
bride's father in the mosque took
the best of 45 minutes.
The women were not at the
mosque. They were at Ati's
house where several traditional




Sudanese artists were decorating
them all. including the Khawajas
with Henna, a black pigmenta-
tion with sharp artistic features
on the hands and feet. both
hands and feet for those already
married and one hand and foot
for the unmarried.
The men had already been
decorated with
henna on Saturday -
at Ati's house -
Ati on both hands
and feet though
not yet married.
The colour lasted
quite a while.
Many curious
glances at us as we .
traveled back to
London a week
The celebra-
tions began with
a welcome for
the men return-
ing from the
mosque, a troupe
of horses danc-
ing in the street
outside Ati's
house to the mu-
sic of a band with
flutes, drums and
Ululating women lined the
street outside All's house while
the horses galloped up and down
the street stopping at the en-
trance to dance to the music.
Ali's brother. Ahmed, was one
As the men took their seats
at tables set in the grounds of
Ali's house. the two dozens or.
so "carolers" from the mosque
. regrouped at the entrance to the
house noxw reinforced by the
horse troupe band.
At Ali's father's behest, the

gr'i them pointing upA u'l ,n..l
'hi.iming \irhng ihcir nWh; I'.!
iI I peculiar loise-\ r i Jn;
.ldIle-.c \\a\ am i1c c t'iti,
.11,1 rh Mili oh th b.! rd n .
oil l. l d oixi. 'ri \.'\ ;rl:. h

il \\ 111i 1 l h iu :')1 !. t
\oi'!d's Jonalh tslscr o- .> nolt
Miniltri sItruck. He v,rot. :h:m
alcohol \\ as sinilgecgl iltn so ;hI
IThursday white wedding at the
hotel by "expatriates", Be that
as it may. that was not possible
ait Ati's house.
Another band took ox er with
singers tyIpically Middle Eastem.
Huge helium balloons anchored
to the ground floated high o\er-
head trailing strings of smaller
balloons across a pellucid night
sky lit up from the ground.
The lighting was magical:
different oriental-shaped
white clusters around the pe-
riphery of the garden comple-
niented a blaze of lights fan-
ning out from the center. Try-
ing, I have little doubt, to
emulate the Quranic light.
Heralded by the music and


the singers, to the traditional
ululation of Arab women, the
bride and groom made seerali
dramatic triumphal sorties from
the house to the central carpeledl
walkway their close relatives in
train behind them. the groomn
sometimes waving a ceremonial
sword. sometimes carried aloft
on his friends' shoulders.
Shoulders and heads, not
hips. swayed to the music and
feet moved bodies in a swirling
way quite unlike the dancing xwe
are accustomed to. Except for

the bride a o gcroo. men did no
-ice ith I wOllen ; couples.
!'he bride and groom u
on ;.i eao r.ub l\ i dcc'Ollr p I.:,
ionlri 'i sirr ouindi 1 b\ cl tO 'lhI

s Tc 1' 1 .' tIiij\ I t I I I'cIC .I

'c:"- cir[en. l: i I ,iJtlon.l!
:i ,'. a .11c1 Cl.i'bOI,1.clc\ piClpOic,
"c, v, C lerc useId. i hie bNl,
i;-i roo; lehrex\\ hindtils o
xu els to tll.e IeSit 1s ioniell
bearinriig f(irecriackci
c\plodecd shoe\\ ing u s \\ith con
teti around.
'Iheire \ias a competition be
txxeen the bride and groom Ino0
who could spit milk fanhlicr al.
this being relaxed to guess b,
television screens throughoint Ill
"l \e ne\ci' seen auxilhini
like this before" said oit
Guvanese guest. This "epic
wed-ding. quipped R'uters I .S
representalix e. lrwin.
The food was tnuilinalional.
so xaricgaled xwe (wGu ancie
could hardly recognize the
dishes. There was even ('hiinc '
"dim sung" in Sudan al each
table. night alter nighl.
Wednesday y \as sisiei
night. The bride perfornied se\
eral dances taught to her by ia
ditional inandarin iand prc
tised for months. No Utale c
cept the bridegroonm allox\ed.
Sonie said it was the best nihli
The bride's father was told li)-
could comenic but dec ined.
Thursday evening \\ Ii the
"while \\eddin-g" reception in
ithe grounds of ltlie Palace lo
tel slap on the bank of iih
Nile. Sunipluousi'N fupholstercd
tables and chairs all \\appci
\xitlh napkins and ribbons ih
match tile turquoise of Ilic
six bridesmaids' dresses.
Middle L.astern niusic lionii
the bands and multiple
isls. wonten uhlulaing, tribal :ill
male group dancing ipunIctualci
with leaps high into the air and
encores such thai you wxt on
dered if it \at going to enI
Never have I witnessed xtuci
con i\ialit-l. And all held to
gether bv inunactilale NIMunliii
Friday\ was a Barbectic ali
A\tiI'sa lther's far tion the batink,
of thle Nile. There we \\crc
brought hack l o reality wilhit
bang. literally! We had to \ail i al
the farm for the roadblocks to
end. Sonic said it was an acciden-
tally exploded ammunition store
but who knows'.
"Sudan's Wedding of the
Year", according to the BBC.
For me it was the wedding of
a lifetime. Glad I didn't miss

THE McDoom Clan: Opheera poses with her husband and family. Shahabubin is at left.




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Closing Date forTenders will be Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Please contact Purchasing Manager-General immediately to
pL rchase and upliftTender Package at:

M trialss Management Department
Ojle Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-2910, 3161 or 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322


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SITUATED in the vast
savannahs of Guyana's
South Rupununi, Dadanawa
Ranch has a long, rich his-
tory that includes stints as
both the world's largest cattle
ranch and the virtual home
base for Mutual of Omaha's
Wild Kingdom, one of North
American television's first
wildlife shows.
Today, visitors can combine
some cattle rustling with their
birding, although naturalists of-
ten find themselves too dis-
tracted by one of Guyana's most
diverse ecosystems to get
around to helping the vaqueros.
Dadanawa cradles the foot-
hills of the Kanuku Mountains,
a range that is home to 70 per-
cent of Guyana's known mam-
mal. species and more than 50
percent of Guyana's avifauna. It
has been declared by Conserva-
tion International to be one of

the few remaining pristine Ama-
zonian habitats.
Exploring the ranch and
vast surroundings by Land
Rover. boat. and foot offers the
possibility of viewing the en-
dangered Red Siskin, a popula-
tion of which was recently
found in the forested mountains
nearby, and of seeing nests of
Harpy Eagles and Jabiru Storks.
roosting Yellow-crowned par-
rots. and Guianan Cock-of-the-
Rock leks. \\ .I.ile also abounds
in the region and many visitors
see jaguars, tapirs and other of
Guyana's 225 species of mam-
Manager of Dadanawa
Ranch, Duane de Freitas. was
kind enough to take some time
away from his busy schedule -
which varies from overseeing
Guyana's largest cattle ranch, to
leading river trips into some of
Guyana's most remote areas to
answer some questions for us.


ager of Dadanawa in July
1983 after returning from
Canada where I was studying
Agriculture at the University
of Guelph. 1 learned the life
of a vaquero at Dadanawa
front the very bottom, and af-
ter considering my love of
the open spaces of the savan-
nah and my interest in cattle,
horses, sheep, and general
wildlife-and with my fur-
ther education complete-I
knew I wanted to spend the
rest of my life at Dadanawa.

When did you start work-
ing as a nature/tour guide? Was
it originally tourism or scientific/
research based?

It's hard to say exactly
when I started as a nature tour
guide. My first experience with
guiding was not with nature
tours but as a Guyana guide for
the 1992 Camel Trophy Rally
from Manaus. Brazil, to
Previous to that I had occa-

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When did you move to. the

In 1969 I landed at
Wichabai in a Dakota and drove
three miles into Dadanawa
where I started a new and com-
pletely different life. -

What made \ou decide to
move to the Rupununi?1

1 wanted to experience the
life of.a vaquero. as I had often
visited the Rupununi as a child
and had fond memories of those
times. "

Did you grow up with a
deep love of nature or did that
.. develop after moving to
. Guyana's interior?


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I grew up with a love of na-
ture. as my father worked in
many of the interior areas of
Guyana and as a young boy I
used to travel with him all over
Guyana. My love oPnature did
and does develop more every
day living here.

When. did you become
General Manager of
Dadanawa and how did you
end up taking on this role?"

ocC; General Man-

sionally provided logistical and
local guiding services to institu-
tions such as Tropenbos Inter-
national and the Smithsonian
Institution on botanical and
other scijentific-based expedi-'
lions. These expeditions
sparked a deeper interest in us
to develop our knowledge of the
surrounding natural environ-
This really only continued
a long tradition at Dadanawa of
working with institutions. Stan
Brock. the General Manager be-
fore me (and Wild Kingdom
star), worked with and for vari-
outs museums and other institu-
tions contributing to the knowl-
edge of the flora and fauna of the

Can you please give us
more, information on Rupununi
Trails. the lour company that
you run with your wife. Sandy?

We started Rupununi Trails
in 1994 with adventure, scien-
tific research, and nature in
mind. We also focus on designer
trips, working with people who
do not want the usual tourism
fare or have something specific
in mind.
The Rupununi is
unspoill, untouched, and
truly one of the most pris-
tine areas on the globe.

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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007

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From page XIV

Rupununi Trails consists of several ranches spread over
4.000 square miles that cooperate on many levels to give visi-
tors to the region the best chance to see and do as much as
Our trips typically have groups of between two and eight
people and range Ifrom one to three weeks. We often travel to \ery
remote areas where the surroundings are pristine and the
birdwatching and wildlife viewing are excellent.
Basically we operate in the southern part of Guyana from the
Takutu River (on the border with Brazil) eastwards to the Essequibo
River. and occasionally go further afield. We run birding trips in
and around the Kanuku Mountains and in the savannah and bush
islands at Dadanawa Ranch. We also explore the remote jungle by
boat, enjoying birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and camping along
the way.

Do you,
have any sci-
entific re-
search going
daton or trips of

i n t e r populations in the South Rupununi using GPSe s t

to use the information I gather to establish a jaguar conservation

at Dadanawa, I
am collecting
data on jaguar
populations in the South Rupununi using GPS technology. I hope
to use the information I gather to establish a jaguar conservation
We are collecting info on such things as sightings, tracks,
and kills over a wide range along with dates and GPS-referenced
locations. We would eventually like to trap and radio-tag some in-
dividuals so their range and movements can be recorded, however,
we are still looking for partners with the right equipment and ex-

Can you provide us with any recent news coming from the
South Rupununi Conservation Society (SRCS) run by your son,

The SRCS continues its work with the protection of the Red
Siskin and research into its range, habitat, breeding, and feeding.
The SRCS is also working out plans for a River Turtle project along
the Rupununi River.

(Reprinted from For more informa-
tion'on Dadanawa Ranch and Rupununi Trails, visit, or send Duane an e-mail at

NORTH American Airlines this week made a presentation of the airline's portal system to travel agents in Guyana. The
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is quite a simple one and the travel agents said they will benefit greatly by using the system.

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Notice is hereby given that the Register of members will
be closed for the period 22 28'V May, 2007 both dates
inclusive. Transfers received at the office of the
Registrars, Trust Company-(Guyana) Limited, 230 Camp
& South Streets, Georgetown up to the close of business
before this time will be registered in the name of the
transferees. This closure is for the purpose of payment of
the first interim dividend for 2007:


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2007 May 16

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By Rebecca Morelle
Science reporter, BBC News

AN extraordinarily diverse
array of marine life has been
discovered in the deep, dark
waters around Antarctica.
Scientists have found more
than 700 new species of marine
creatures in seas once thought
too hostile to sustain such rich
Groups of carnivorous
sponges, free-swimming worms,
crustaceans and molluscs were
The findings, published in
the journal Nature, could pro-
vide insights into the evolution
of ocean life in this area.
Dr Katrin Linse, an author
of the paper and a marine biolo-
gist from British Antarctic Sur-
vey (BAS), said: "What was
once thought to be a.featureless
abyss is in fact a dynamic, vari-
able and biologically rich envi-

"Finding this extraordinary
treasure trove of marine life is
our first step to understanding
the complex relationships be-
tween the deep ocean and dis-
tribution of marine life."

The research formed part of
the Andeep (Antarctic benthic
deep-sea biodiversity) project,
which is the first comprehensive
study of Antarctic marine life.
It is designed to fill the
"knowledge vacuum" that sur-
rounds the fauna that inhabit
the deeper parts of the South-
ern Ocean.
During three research expe-
ditions that took place between
2002 and 2005, an international
team collected tens of thousands
of specimens from the Weddell
Sea, from depths of between
774 and 6,348m (2,539-
20,826ft).. -
The samples were taken
from diverse settings, including-

the continental slope, the abys-
sal plain and channel levees.
The researchers found the
area to be teeming with
lifeforms; well over 1.000 spe-
cies were recovered, and many
were comoletelv new to science.

For example, they spotted
674 species of isopod (a di-
verse order of crustaceans),
most of which had never pre-
viously been described; more
than 200 polychaete species
(marine worms). 81 of which

were found to be new species;
and 76 sponges, 17-of which
had previously been un-
Lead author of the paper.
Angelika Brandt. who is based
at the Zoological Institute and

Zoological Museum, University
of Hamburg, Germany, said: "I
initiated the Andeep project be-
cause such a vast area of the
Southern Ocean had never been
"We thought we might find
some novel species, but previ-
ous research had suggested
deep-sea diversity this far south
would be poor, so we were very
surprised to find such enormous
The findings could help to
shed light on the evolution of
ocean life in this area, Professor
Brandt told the BBC News
By comparing the species
that are found in the deep-
sea and those found in the
shallower waters surround-
ing Antarctica, scientists will
be able to better understand
how climate and the envi-
* ronment these animals live
in drove past evolutionary

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person could receive Benefit from NIS and still work? 0.1

An Invalid is someone who is incapable of work as a
result of a Sickness that has lasted for more than 26
weeks, and who is likely to be permanently incapable,-f

No. Such a person cannot rece
work. However, if that happens
Law, and NIS has the right to c(
further Benefit.

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals
of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate
Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the following positions
with assigned duty station in'Guyana and Barbados:

(i) Senior Project Officer, CARICOM Single Market and
Economy "
CSME Unit, Barbados
(ii) Deputy Project Manager, CSME
(iii)- Specialist, Competition Policy
(iv) Specialist, Labour and Consumers (Stakeholders)
(v) Specialist, CSME Administration Systems and
The positions at (ii) to (v) are being recruited under the Caribbean
Integration Support Programme which is being funded under the 9"h
European Development Fund (EDF).
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat"s web page at littp;/
Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, date of
birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills andlor expertise,;- anguage proficiency, list of
professional publicationsthree referee (at must be
familiar wih the applicants work), and other relevant intorfaation,
should be' sent to the Adviser, Human Resource Managemnent,
Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana or by email to
The Secretariat will commence considering applications from June 1,



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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007 Page XVII
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Gene find triggers baldness hope

HAIR loss in humans might
be reversible, suggest scien-
tists who have helped create
new hair cells on the skin of

It was thought hair follicles,
once damaged, could never be
replaced. -
But a University of Penn-
,sylvania, US, team, writing in

the journal Nature, says hair
growth can actually be encour-
aged using a single gene.
A UK expert said the study
could prove more important in
aiding development of
better wound-healing
The human head
comes equipped with
100,000 tiny hair fol-
licles, from each of
which grow a single
These follicles are
produced by the em-
bryo in the first stages
of pregnancy. and it
was thought that no
further replacement fol-
licles could be produced during
The Pennsylvania team
found that a particular gene im-
portant in wound healing,. called

wnt. appeared to play a role in
the production of new hair fol-
In its experiment, small sec-
tions of the outer skin layer, or
epidermis, were removed from
Just this act appeared to
awaken stem cell activity in the
area, the scientists said. which
included the production of a
number of hair follicles.
If the action of the wnt gene
was blocked, no hair follicles
were produced; but if it was
boosted, then many more hair
follicles were produced, with
the skin layer eventually being
indistinguishable from surround-
ing areas.
The researchers said that
their findings "opened a win-
dow" for new treatments not


Ministry of Home Affairs

Numerous persons have approached the Honourable Minister of
Home Affairs complaining about the noise nuisance in their
respective neighborhoods.

The sick, elderly, senior citizens, students and working parents among
others are being affected. .

The Ministry of Home Affairs has considered these noise nuisance
breaches to the public peace and good order in the neighborhoods.

The Ministry refers to Section 174A of the Summary Jurisdiction
'(Offences) (Amendment) Act No.1 of 1989 as amended by Act No. 10 of

(1) "No person shall, in any road, street, public place or land or in
any building or premises, by operating or causing or suffering
to be operated any stereo, juke box, radio, wireless loud
speaker, gramophone, amplifier, automatic piano or similar
instrument or music, or by any other means whatsoever, make
or cause or suffer to be made any noise which shall be so
loud and so continuous or repetitive as to cause a nuisance to
occupants of any premises in the neighbourhood."

(2) "Any person who contravenes the provisions of Sub Section (1)
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than
seven thousand five hundred dollars nor more than fifteen
thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months and on
second or any subsequent conviction to a fine of not less than
ten thousand dollars nor more than twenty thousand dollars
and to imprisonment for twelve months." ,

The Honourable Minister of Home Affairs calls upon persons who are
affected by such nusiance in their neighborhoods to report the
offending persons to the nearest Police Station. -

The.Minister has expressed his concern to the Commissioner of Police
and calls uponthe" Police'to carry out a campaign against those persons
who breach the pace.
W,,, .

only for baldness, but for other
aspects of wound healing and
British expert Professor Des
Tobin, from the University of
Bradford. said: "This paper
provides convincing evidence
that the skin has remarkable
powers of regeneration, not just

repair as previously known.
"It was long thought that
hair follicle development, under
physiological conditions, was
limited to early developmental
process in the embryo.
"Now this shows convinc-
ingly that under the conditions
peculiar to the wound-healing
environment, the highly com-
plex hair follicle can be created
anew from apparently unre-

iar-kable cells of the healing epi-
dermis and its underlying der-
He added: "The implica-
tions of this observation are
many fold. but principally
perhaps for what it tells us
about the reprogramming
power of adult stem cells, and
it applications in regenera-
tive medicine and wound
healing." (BBC)


National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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

a.) Construction of Scour Protection at Kofi Outfall
Channel, East Bank Demerara, Region 4.
b.) Repairs to Structures along the Crown Dam, East
Coast Demerara, Region 4.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National C6mpetitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act

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.

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

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

Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later
than 09:00 h on Tuesday 15", 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 09:00 h on Tuesday 15"',
May 2007in the Boardroom of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above

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

8. All bids must be accompanied by-a bid security amounting to
not less than 2% ofthe bid sum.

9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, reserves the right to, reject any: or all bids without
assigning -any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to'.
award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007



National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
(Extension of Closing Date)

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of
Agriculture invites, tenders from suitably qualified and experienced
contractors and suppliers or specialised firms to undertake the
following projects:

Lot 1
a.) Supply of Hydraulic Super Long Reach Excavators to the
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
b.) Supply of Track Type Dozers to the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority.
c.) Supply of Mini Excavators to the National Drainage and Irrigation

Lot 2

Lot 3

Lot 4

Supply of Pontoons to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
Supply of Punts to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
Supply of Aluminium Boats and Outboard the East
Demerara Water Conservancy.

Supply of arc welding and acetylene torch sets to the, National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
Supply of 4-wheel drive vehicles to the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority.

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

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and
obtain further information from the Office of the Chief Executive
Officer. National Drainage and Irrigation Authority during normal
working hours.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent
Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) in favour of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each bid document.

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

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than.
09:00 h on Tuesday, 29L" 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 09:00 h on Tuesday, 29'".
May, 2007 in the boardroom of the National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above

7. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance
from the Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the
Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department.

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not
less than 2% of the bid sum.

9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance reserves the right to reject any or all bids without
assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to
the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
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THE level of state-led censorship of the net is growing around the world, a study of so-
called internet filtering by the Open Net Initiative suggests.
The study of thousands of websites across 120 Internet Sernice Providers found 25 of 41
countries surveyed showed evidence of content filtering.
Websites and services such as Skype and Google Maps were blocked, it said.
Such "state-mandated net filtering" was only being carried out in "a couple" of states in
2002. one researcher said.
"In five years we have gone from a couple of states doing state-mandated net filtering to
25." said John Palfrey. at Harvard Law School.
Mr Palfrey. executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, added: "There
has also been an increase in the scale, scope and sophistication of internet filtering."
ONI is made up of research groups at the universities of Toronto. Harvard Law School.
Oxford and Cambridge.
It chose 41 countries for the survey in which testing could be done safely and where there
was "the most to learn about government online surveillance".
A number of states in Europe and the US were not tested because the private sector rather
than the government tends to carry out filtering, it said.
Countries which carry out the broadest range of filtering included Burma. Iran. Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, the study said.
The filtering had three primary rationales, according to the report: politics and
power, security concerns and social norms.
The report said: "In a growing number of states around the world. internet filtering has
huge implications for how connected citizens will be to the events unfolding around them, to
their own cultures, and to other cultures and shared knowledge around the world."
onathan Zittrain, Profesior of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University.
said the organisation was also looking at the tools people used to circumvent filtering.
"It's hard to quantify how many people are doing this. As we go forward each year we
want to see if some of these circumvention technologies become more like appliances and you
just plug them in and they work," he added.
"Few states restrict their activities to one type of content," said Rafal Rohozinski, Re-
search Fellow of the Cambridge. Security Programme.
He added: "Once filtering is begun, it is applied to a broad range of content and can be
used for expanding government control of cyberspace. It has become a strategic forum of com-
petition between states, as well as between citizens and states."
Mr Palfrey said the report was an attempt to shine a spotlight on filtering to make it more
S"What's regrettable about net filtering is that almost always this is happening in
the shadows. There's no place you can get an answer as a citizen from your state about
how they are filtering and what is being filtered."







SATURDAY 26"h MAY, 2007


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Papaya Cultivation

PAPAYA (Carica papaya) is a quick growing perennial tree-
like plant that is fast becoming a major crop in Guyana with
huge potentials for export.. It is a popular fruit in Guyana avail-
able throughout the year. Hybrid papaya trees begin to pro-
duce fruits within nine months after transplanting depending
on the cultivar, production practices and weather conditions.

There are two types of papayas, Hawaiian and Mexican. The
Hawaiian varieties are the papayas commonly found in supermar-
kets internationally. These pear-shaped fruit generally weigh bout
1 pound and have yellow skin when ripe. The flesh is bright or-
ange or pinkish, depending on va-
riety, with shall black seeds clus-
tered in the center. Hawaiian pa-
payas are easier to harvest be- 4
cause the plants seldom grow
taller than 8 feet. Mexican papa-
yas are much larger the the Ha-
waiian types and may weigh up
to 10 pounds and be more than 15 t
inches long. The flesh may be yel-
low, orange or pink. The flavour
is less intense than that the Ha-
waiian papaya but still is delicious
and extremely enjoyable. They are
slightly easier to grow than Ha-
waiian papayas. A properly rip-
ened papaya is juicy, sweetish and
somewhat like a cantaloupe in flavour, although musky in some
types. The fruit (and leaves) contain papain which helps digestion
and is used to tenderize4meat.
Several types of Papayas are grown in Guyana ranging from
the large elongated to the smaller pear like shaped types. Some of
the common varieties include: known -You Nol, Red Lady, Sun
Rise, Tainung No. 1 and Tainung No. 2. The following entails a
brief description of the various types grown in Guyana.

Known-You No.1
This hybrid is tolerant to papaya ring spot virus. Plants are
thick, sturdy, early and heavy yielding. Fruit is large, weighing about
1.6-3 kg, with yellow flesh, sweet and good taste.

Red Lady
Early, vigorous, productive, and tolerant to papaya ring spot
virus. Plants begin to bear fruit at 60-80 cm height and have over
30 fruits per plant in each fruit-setting season. Fruits are short ob-
long on female plants and rather long-shaped on bisexual plants,
weighing about ,1.5-2 kg. Flesh is thick, red, with 13% sugar con-
tent, and aromatic. Good shipper.

Fruit is small, pear-shaped, red-fleshed, with very high sugar
content and aromatic. Weighs about 400 g.

Tainung No.1
Plants are vigorous, prolific, and easy to grow. Fruit weighs
about 1.lkg with red fls-h arid good aroma.

Tainung No.2
Large fruit with pointed blossom end, weighs about 1.1 kg. Flesh
is orange-red, tender with good taste and quality.

Site Selection
If. the land is low and accumulate water, ridges should be built
about 45-60cm high and 60-90cm wide. If the land is high no ridges
are needed. Papaya does not tolerate waterlogged conditions as
such good drainage is a necessity.

Land Preparation
Planting holes should be dug 45cm wide by 45cm long and 30cm
deep at a distance of 2.4m x2.4m. The first 15cm of top soil should
be set aside and there organic matter is added to improve the soil
structure. The lower 15cm of soil is discarded. TSP is added at
225g to the mixture along with about 450g of limestone for every
rise in pH. Papaya requires a pH near neutral. The mixture is then
added to the planting holes and built up into a mound, for best
results this should be done about 6-8 weeks before planting. Plant-
ing should be done at the beginning or middle of the rainy season.

Seedlings should be about 6-8 weeks old at time of transplant.
A planting hole the size of the planting bag should be dug on the
pre-prepared site. The soil should then be treated for phytophthora
with alliete or Ridomil at recommended rate. Before extracting the
plants from the bags, make sure that the bags are properly wa-
tered; this will prevent the soil from loosening from the roots. The
bag'is then cut down the sides and the plant with the soil attached
to the roots are taken out and placed in the planting holes and the
soil around it gently firmed.

After Care
Irrigation: If the plants are planted in the rainy reason little or
no irrigation is needed. If planted in the dry season about 41itres of
water per day is needed for establishment up to about 2 weeks
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at the same amount.

Soil test should be done to determine the amount of fertilizer
needed. In the absence of a soil test the following regime should be

Two weeks after planting urea is applied at a rate of 125g/plant
once every month until flowering,. which should occur in the third
month after transplanting.
After the third month limestone should be added in a circle
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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007

From page XIX

around the plant about 60cm from the base of the tree and
incorporated into the soil; since the feeding roots may be out
of the previously treated area.
Fertilizing at flowering should be done with 12:12:17:2 at a rate
of 225g per plant once per month.
Fertilizer rate should be increased to 450g per plant by the end
of six months, and can be changed to 15:15:15 fertilizer.
Papaya bears in flushes, as such, fertilizing should be restricted
when a flush is about to finish and restarted at the first indication
of a new flush.
Papaya plants should be staked when they are about 1 year
old so as to prevent lodging, this is done by planting two stakes
into the ground and using canvas rope to bind the trees.

Bumpy fruit of papaya is associated with boron deficiency. It
is known to occur in many of the papaya growing areas of the world
and is observed in Guyana.

Deformity begins early but symptoms appear to become
more severe as the fruit gets older. The bumpy appearance is
a result of localized areas of the fruit being affected by the

Hybrid Papaya ...

deficiency and cease to increase in size. Adjacent unaffected
tissue continues to increase and result in a misshapen, bumpy
appearance. The earliest symptoms usually occur in the
young, developing fruits where bleeding of latex and initial
deformation becomes evident. Seeds in affected fruit are of-
ten aborted or poorly developed and vascular bundles are of-
ten darkened. Under severe deficiency situations, height
growth of trees may be affected causing a slight rosette ef-
fect and an associated stunting.


Papaya mealybug (Paracoccus

Damage Symptoms
There is a general reduction in leaf size and surface, curling,
crinkling, twisting and general leaf distortion. Premature aging, chlo-

rosis and leaf drop are also observed.
Sooty mould may cover the entire plant contributing to gener-
ally poor appearance and weakness of the plant.

Management and Control
The crawler stage of the papaya mealybug can be easily blown
about by the wind and all stages can be washed off by rain or trans-
ported by birds and animals. Ants attracted to the honeydew can
carry mealy bugs from plant to plant. However, humans are the
main means to which the pest is spread .

Chemical Control
A number of insecticides have been reported to have some con-
trol e.g. Diazinon, Perfekthion, Malathion and, Admire. However.
the effectiveness appears to be short lived.

Biological Control
This method has been recorded as the most effective weapon
for the control of this pest as a result of the successful biological
control of the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug. Four natural enemies are

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used for the biological control. These are:
Anagyrus sp.
Apoanagyrus sp.
Pseudophycus sp.
Acerophagus sp.

Chemical Control:
Many acaricides are available for the control of B.
Dinobuton and cyhexatin gave good results against B.

2. Mites (Brevipalpus californicus)

Mites suck the plant sap, leading to poor plant growth and
blemishes on the fruit. Predatory mites generally provide adequate
control, an additional reason for restraint in the use of acaricides or
insecticides with miticidal action.

Cultural Control:
Cultivation method such as controlling the amount and
quality of water a plant receives is important not only from the
aspect of plant growth, but also to prevent mite infestation;"
Crop rotation;
Weed control may reduce mite infestations;
When an Integrated Pest Management programme is evalu-
ated, the use of predatory mites, cultivation methods, limiting doses
of fertilizer, weed and chemical control are usually acknowledged
as the main tools of such a programme.

Chemical Control:
Many acaricides are available for the control of B. californicus.
Dinobuton and cyhexatin gave good results against B.

3. Aphid
(Aphis gossypii, Myzus persicae)

Aphid infestation weakens the plants and aphids, also transmit
viral diseases.

Cultural Control:
Removing alternative hosts and the presence of natural preda-
tors can effectively reduce aphid populations.

Chemical Control:
Spraying of insecticides such as: Fastac, Decis or Karate on
the undersides of the leaves is also an effective control measure.

4. Rootknot
(Meloidogxne incognita) and reniform (Rotylenchulus
renifonnis) nematodes infest papaya. Feeding nematodes cause root
swellings or root galls (Figure 3). resulting in yellowing and prema-
ture abscission of the leaves.

Cultural Control:
Since nematicide treatments arc expensive. it is important to
use clean land. not replanting papaya in the same field.
Crop Rolation
Integrated crop management(iCM )
Minimum of six months iof blood fallow.

Slu.s. \shich are present during the %vet period. sLuck the IeaCes
at the point mi attachment -of the Clea es and stem. causing damage.
\5 hhcl rcsinct' ihe flow of nutrienis resulting in fruit drop am a ind l
, lcaies. cTi. i controlled byh shlm 'bait iNext week c will !,'i.
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The Environmental Permitting

Process, Part 2

Hello readers,
Last week we exam- -.- '
ined the Environmental ""

(EIA) where we looked 1
at the permitting process
where an EIA is not re-
quired. This week we k' J l P '
will continue to examine
the Environmental Per-
mitting Process how- ,I ItIJJ I
ever, we will look at de-
velopment where an
EIA is required; hence the EIA process. All new and ex-
isting projects are -subjected to the Environmental Per-
mitting Process. This Process varies with the nature and
type of project, its potential environmental impact and
whether it is new or existing. As mentioned in the previ-
ous article what causes the difference in the Permitting
Process is whether or not an Environmental Impact As-
sessment (EIA) is required.
Before an Environmental Permit is granted a com-
prehensive description of the project is required identi-
fying the potential impacts of the project on the envi-
ronment and recommending measures to mitigate against
these impacts. The schematic representation below gives
a detailed description of the Environmental Impact As-
sessment (EIA) Process once it has been decided that an
EIA is required. The Environmental Assessment Board
(EAB), and independent body, plays an important role
in the EIA process and recommends to the EPA whether
an environmental permit should be issued.


EPA will provide the developer vith a list of
consuhants for selection. The de\ eloper N\iil
submit to the EPA the choice of consultants to
conduct the EIA for approval.
Duration: 14 das

EPA reviews the team of consultants o as
ensure that the required expertise is present
notifies the developer as to whether the
consultants ha e been approved.


EPA publishes in a daily newspaper notice
the project and makes available copies of t
project summary. The public has 28 days t
make written submission on issues/conceri
they wish to be considered in the EIA.

Duration 28 days

EIA study and preparation of report
Note: The process should be interactive in
as the
Multidisciplinary approach, baseline
impact assessment and Environn
Management Plan. are concerned.

EIA study completed

t and






I he developer submits 8 hard copies and I electronic copy of the EIA to the EPA for
evaluation and recommendation. The EPA, at the developer's expense, publishes in a
daily newspaper notice confirpiin, that the EIA has been submitted.

EPA, EAB. and-Sectoral Agency review, EIA
Duration 60 days


Information I
rqIIe Il

-" - .


EIA rcviscd. addendum submitted

EPA considers [IA review report in which the
recommendations from the EAB and the views of the
public are documented.


Consultation with

S Environmental Permit not granted

Developer mai appeal against the
PA's decision to the FAT. Notice
tust be filed \ithin 14 daNs.

Environmental Permit granted. The Permnnit
is subject to conditions the EPA identifies
as necessary to protect
And conserve human health and the
env.irontment and promote the principles of
sustainable development. The EPA shall
publish its decision and the grounds upon
which it is made.

I -- i

EIA submitted to the EAB for review. along
with comments from the EPA and sector
agency. and submissions from the public. The
EAB recommends to the EPA:
Whether the EFA is acceptable
Whether an Environmental Permit should be
What terms arid conditions should be included
in the Permit

R emo ber if you intend to start a proeet that wl have sbme major
eavitrmeatal impact on the environment yea must have an Environmental
Permit from, the EPAI

Youa cr also share mwa i'Was mnd Irqutsrc by. sending ,g aor ltrers to: "Our
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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007


ARIES -- There's a strong maternal energy in your life right now, so don't be
surprised if you start feeling the need to take care of the people you love
-- todayYou-wilvbe-theobjectof others'-maternal urges, stoo, soprepare to-al-
low yourself to be taken care of. Listen to the women in your life today. You
don't necessarily have to follow their advice, but they have some enlighten-
ing things to say.

TAURUS -- Your latest homerun should keep your competitive streak
satisfied for a while, so try to be content with where you are in life right now
-- it's a pretty plum spot! Your limitless ambition is admirable, but if you focus
too much on what could be better, you won't be able to enjoy all the things
that are working well right now! Things in your life are never going to be
perfect ... and you shouldn't expect them to be. The ugly things in the world
help you appreciate the beautiful things that much more.

GEMINI -- You know what you want, and you know exactly how you want
, it. This type of conviction will be quite useful today when someone tries to
convince you to change your mind. Overall, you're less adaptable than you
usually are, but that's only because you're compensating for some past pas-
sivity. This new attitude is a good first step toward regaining your power in
the world. Stick to your guns!

CANCER -- You are true to your Cancer nature today, and you'll need to deal
I with some classic Cancer issues, such as nurturing others and caretaking. Is
, there someone who isn't following your sage advice? You can offer all the
wisdom you have, but you cannot force someone into a course of action, no
matter how firmly you know what's right. Step back, and le4 this person lead
her or his own life. Sometimes, you simply hive to let other make their own
mistakes (that's how they learn).

LEO -- Why are you trying so hard to be modest about your recent achieve-
ments? Let everyone know how proud you are of yourself -- you won't be
accused of egotism. When you get positive attention from influential people,
you have to make the most of it! Accept compliments graciously, and make it
- known that you enjoyed every minute of the work that led to your success.
Don't let anyone think that your accomplishments happened by accident.

VIRGO -- It's time for you to be clearer about what you can (and cannot) do
for the people in your life who are asking for your help. This applies to both
your personal and business life, but it's much more relevant to work right
now. Some people might be asking you to do things that they have plenty of
time to do themselves. You always assume the best of people, but not every-
one deserves this generosity.

LIBRA You can normally appreciate the smaller things in life, but it's per-
fectly understandable if you draw the line at small minds. Some petty people
will irk you to no end today, even though you're going to impress the heck
out of them. Make sure that your pride doesn't stop you from dealing in a:
constructive way with one'of these people -- remember that you don't have j
to have everyone like you, especially someone who is interested in you only
for what he or she can get out of you.

A SCORPIO -- You may be the smartest person in the room today, but this
doesn't mean that you're the only one who has good ideas. Try to. step back 1
today and let other people lead the conversation. Chime in whenever you
can add a laugh or an intriguing idea, but avoid being the one who guides
this interaction. You'll learn some interesting things about yourself -- and not
being burdened with having to keep the flow going will feel very good.

SAGITTARIUS -- Follow all of your whims today, no matter how unexpected
they might be. It's time to let your subconscious drive you for a while. If you're
in the mood for meeting lots of people, get out there and turn on your charm!
A surprise reunion may be coming soon. Anrc iome people who know you
only by reputation or sight are eager to get i know you better -- they want
to know what lies beneath your intriguing exterior.

CAPRICORN -- Are you seeking a change in your life just for the sake of
stirring things up? That's fine, hut if you really' 'vant to add some excitement
to your life, be aware.that just taking a few changes in your routine today
might not create the results you were hoping for. Be careful that you don't
. merely exchange one routine for another! Take a long look at what you want
to experience, not just at what you want to stop experiencing. You have to
move toward things, not away from things

AQUARIUS -- Since all yvi ur relationships with your fellow humans seem to
be under control, today y(;!, should address your relationships with your furry
little friends. If you have a pet, make extra time to care for it today. Take your
dog for a long walk or it to a beach day. Give your cat an extra brushing
or buy it some fresh catnip. Ho\\ our treat your animal companions is impor-
tant. After all, the conditional love they give you is priceless.

PISCES -- You'll have to make some tough decisions today -- there won't be
enough time to do everything that you want to do. .o you'll have to prioritise.
You may have to put aside tentative social plans -- you just don't have time
to be the host with the most. Instead, you need to focus on some serious
stuff that has to be done. You may have to make a few apologetic phone calls
to friends -- but taking care of some important non-social obligations is the
smart thing to do today.

The public has
60 days'o I
stbeissions to
the tiA.rf'A

Page XXII Sunday Chronicle May 20. 2007

The alarm rings and Bill Porter stirs. It's 5:45 a.m.
The weatherman is predicting rain. With a disability that
can cause him considerable pain, he could linger under
the covers. People would understand. He knows that.
A surgeon's scar cuts a swath across his back. The
medicines littering his night stand offer help, but no cure.
The fingers on his right hand are so twisted that he can't
tie his shoes. Some days, days like this one, he feels
like surrendering. But his dead mother's challenge re-
verberates in his soul. So, too, do the voices of those
who believe him stupid or retarded, incapable of being
more than a ward of the state. All his life, he's struggled
to prove them wrong. He will not quit.
And so, Bill Porter rises and begins again his fight
for independence and dignity.
With trembling hands, the 64-year-old door-to-door
salesman dresses carefully:....Image, he believes, is ev-
On the 7:45 bus, he finds a seat in the middle of a
pack of teenagers. He senses the stares.....
Porter looks at the floor. His face reveals nothing.
In his heart, though, he knows he should have been like
these kids. He's not angry. His mother had explained
how the delivery had been difficult, how the doctor had
used an instrument that crushed a section of his brain
and caused cerebral palsy, which affects his speech,
hands and walk.
But he wasn't slow.
His mind was trapped in a body that did not work.
Speaking was laborious, as if words had to be pulled
from a tar pit. People were impatient and didn't
listen......What could his future be?
Porter asked the Vocational Rehabilitation Division
for help. They sent him to several social-service agen-
cies, but they called him "unemployable".....His mother
was certain, though, that he could rise above his limita-
tions. Porter wanted to be a salesman.....When Por-
ter saw a help-wanted ad for Watkins, a company that
sold household products door-to-door, his mother set up
a meeting......Today, he is the only one of the
company's 75,000 salespeople who sells door-to-door.

Ask yourself the following questions and make sure
that you answer them properly.

1. In the extract there are features surrounding Bill
Porter's work life such as the following: his disability,
his feeling like surrendering, his mother's challenge, him
being a salesman, him being a top retail salesman.
Exactly what is each about?

2. What makes you want (or not want) to continue
reading more of the extract above?

3. Have you ever attempted to set such challenges
in your characters? Read up some more about physi-
cal and other difficulties man faces, and fit them into
your writing. There are many success stories that can
he told.

\\rite a short story based on it. Pay attention to the
finer details of your setting.

Personal Note: What have you mastered well in
vour writing so' far? Check your work~ ia l" nflie up

...-.. .. .

with a fair answer. Resolve to add more skills to your
writing to improve reader-interest.

Right now you can try to tailor your writing style to
suit your audience. For example: When you write for
a young audience. use simple sentences and easy-to-
understand vocabulary.
I wish the hard part
Would be forms. Catching the trees right,
getting the sea to cooperate.
Or the sun, coaxing the sun out
when everything is right
and you want it shining.
But all this is easy, soothing, and natural.
As bright and spotless as a dinner counter.

The real difficulty is eyeing the flat,
plain, and level. Scaffolding,
the high wires, the firefighter's ladders,
disarrange the subject. Then
an ocean has thoughts; the wind
calls collect, a whispering relative. Your signature
Is on everything
saying names and hidingshapes.
Responding to poetry isn't easy sometimes. If you
were taught to read and write poetry at the same time,
it would not be hard for you now. Anyhow, the poem
above is for you to read and discuss with your study
partners. When you get to understand and like it, try
responding to the two questions below.

1. Why does the poet suddenly bring in the image
of a dinner counter? What does it point to? ,
2. How does thinking get in the way of seeing in the
second stanza? What details does the poet stand on?

A. Improve your Descriptions
Use clear, precise adjectives to improve your de-
Adjectives like craggy, muggy, soothing, alluring help
create precise word pictures.
Revise the following sentences ly adding at least one
vivid adjective to each.

1. I walked over the road.
2. The smoke tickled my throat.
3. I laughed.

B. Use Commas to separate Three or More
Items in a Series.

A comma can be used to separate parts of a series
in a sentence.

Example: I sat up, swung my feet over the edge
of my grandmother's couch, and felt for my spectacles
on the floor.

open wide his big eyes and announced that he was mad.
2. His face was pale wrinkled and confused.
3. He cast curious glances at me at our visitor and
toward the dog. ,,,, .
4; '-fussed my mi'their looked puzzled and the cat *

One can never consent to
When one feels an impulse
to soar
Helen Keller

stalked away.
5. "I want my milk bread,.jelly and boiled eggs right
now," announced the little master.

Describing from Vantage Points (Continued)
Reminder: Descriptive writing can be done from
vantage points.
A vantage point refers to the location from which
a writer observes a scene. A writer can describe a
scene from a stationary point or, if the scene continu-
ally changes, from a moving vantage point. The sta-
tionary vantage point is a fixed position from which to
view a scene.
Now in: The moving vantage point occurs when the
position of the viewer continually changes. Usually, a
writer switches to chronological or time order, when
describing a scene from a moving vantage point. Bear
it in mind that when moving along points on a path, you
describe each scene as you come upon it.
In the following paragraph the scene was described
from a moving vantage point. You can make chrono-
logical order, clearer by using transitions that suggest
the passage of time: until, later, then, after.

Read the Model

I drove twelve miles farther on the highway until I
came to a dirt road on the right, where a small wooden
sign. pointed the way: ARCHES NATIONAL MONU-
MENT EIGHT MILES. I left the pavement, turned
east into the howling wilderness. Wind roaring out of
the northwest, black clouds across the stars all I could
see were clumps of brush and scattered junipers along
the roadside. Then another modest signboard:
The wash looked perfectly dry in my headlights. I
drove drown, across, up the other side and on into the night.
Glimpses of weird humps of pale rock on either side, like pet-
rified elephants, dinosaurs, stone-age hobgoblins. Now and
then something alive scurried across the road: kangaroo mice,
ajackrabbit, an animal that looked like a cross between a rac-
coon and a squirrel the ringtail cat. Farther on a pair of
mule deer started from the brush and bounded obliquely
through the beams of my lights, raising puffs of dust which
the wind, moving faster than my pickup truck, caught and car-
ried ahead of me out of sight into the dark. The road, nar-
row and rocky, twisted sharply left and right, dipped in and
out of tight ravines, climbing by degrees toward a summit
which I would see only in the light of the coming day.
EdwaU:IL. ;c y, "i" C iiJ.t 1'Juiiiiul I'iuc Oil Lai '

Read the passage over and seek what words give
you a sense of direction in this passage. Write them
down. Discuss their importance,with, your study part-
ner. ',


Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007


Serenity Massage- Sally

Rajkumar's first love

dulge in her passion. her love,
her humanity massage.
As a dental nurse, in be-
tween sessions when she no-
ticed her boss was a bit
stressed, she would ask her if
she wanted a massage. The
dentist would always com-
mend her. And then there

were others, like her relatives
and friends who she would
Her dentist advised her to
take up massage therapy as a
profession and so she began
studying. learning the art of
Swedish and Shiatsu (Japanese).
Aroma Therapy and Reflexol-

In time. she started receiN
ing clients and e\ entuall\ had t,
leave dentistry. Of course, shi
hadn't a hard time doing that.
"It gives me joy to look at
ter people." she savs.
Sally Rajkumar can bi
reached on at 227-4282.


Vessels transiting under the High Level Span are

advised that this area would be closed until 25"' May
2007 for Maintenance Work.

Please contact the Radio Room on 226 8018 or 226 -
8027 for further information and alternative
arrangement for transiting.

General Manager
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation

Health Sector Development Unit
Government of Guyana/ Inter American Development Bank
Project Loan # 1120/ SF-GY
Basic Nutrition Program
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
follow sin Nacanc\: Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:
Preparation of Monthly Repoilrts to form the basis of
disbursement to GPOC
Reconciliation of redeemed coupons to disbursements.
Reconciliation of'CRIV to Returns and prep.iriaion of
Monthly Reports.
A'\ssist with data entry uid filing for the ia'in:ancc

Any other duties xihin al the 1antnce Dep laillinllt as In;a\
be required.

Qualifications and Experience:
CAT (Certified Accounting Vechnici:tn) or any other
equit\'ilett accaunti ( elit cat es.

Details ofdulie, lor this position could be obtaunnd Il'on. and .ipphclnttoau
addressed to:

Executive Director
Vacancy: Coupons Assistant
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown
Telephone: 226-6222, 226-2425
Fax : 225-6559

D.....i1,., fotr submission of application is May 2N" 2007.*Otnly s1hoi- listed
applicants will be acknowledged,

O P "0'L. .,: "-'": I '
*! "!' .. .. ".~i., ". -,

Welcome to the 452'nd edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

.. .
\li aI I ,ilbl,' in (in na. Burternut Squash can be roasted and also be purled or mashed
iIi ... 'ups. i .\o ,l,'. readss, and inuffins. .4 conton vegetable in South Africa, it makes a
' ir' 11 (i I up ,ndil cltu he cooAedon a barbecue knownn ais a braai in South .4.frica) wrapped
in foit / ,i ,'il ,i ies i h tias l aiftutmeg and cinnamon. It is a source of fiber, vitamin C,'
ith'ani. Miihnatinlumn, and potassium.

I I'ii li I q,, ,I l'-ii 2 pounds, peeled.
.* .., li i l I .
Si ,,..i i i .,.-.I tlomaltoes. undramiled
I can ( 2 to 153o/i corln. drained
cup chopped onion
I clove garlic, finely minced
I s\\ect green bell pepper, cut in t inch pieces
cup chicken broth
| I i.. .p,.,,. (. It t l 'ir
:. I si .b ...s ,, i -h ._ p.1 ,,,. t.**. ,I I .1I 10

Combine all ingredients except
ltomalo paste in slo.w-cooker.

Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6
hours, until squash is tender.
Remox e ': cup of the cooking liquid:;
blend with tomato paste. Stir tomato
paste mixture into slo\w cooker.

Cook 30 minutes longer or until
millUItie is slightly thickened and
heated through

I butternut squash
1 medium onion, peeled & roughly
500g of other vegetables, such as
broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots,
I tin coconut milk
1 inch piece of fresh root ginger, peeled
& roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 inch piece of fresh lemongrass
I fresh chilli (or dried
equi\ talent)
I teaspoon ground tumeric
1 4 teaspoon salt
Juice of I lime (optional)
30 ml oil (e.g. olive oil)


lTo make the spicy paste: put the onion, garlic. ginger.
lemongrass (if using). chilli. tumeric, salt. lime juice (if
using) and olive oil in a blender and puree until a smooth
paste. Peel the squash with a potato peeler. (Chop off the
stalk and flower end. Chop in half and use a spoon to
remove the seeds. Chop into ;, inch cubes. Prepare the
other vegetables by washing and chopping into quick-to-
cook chunks. Put the paste into a large pan or wok and fry
-.. i stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the vegetables and stir.
to coat them with the paste. Add the coconut milk and mix
well. Cook gently, uncovered for 10-15 minutes, until ihe
vegetables arc tender and tdie sauce has thickened. Stir
occasionally, to prevent burning and uneven cooking. Add
more water if the sauce gets too dri. before the vegetables
are cooked.
This dish is delicious on its oa\ n. or you can cisere it \ ith
Di)t I i 11: \ I\ it I I I RI.R. ii
i- 12 Icing Sugar
F.ASTA Cx.,,) owdc,
, Gl C i.r.xn. Masalati

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Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007


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Spears thankful for

fans' prayers
SINGER Britney Spears has posted a message on her
website thanking her fans for their prayers during this *
"trying time".*
Spears. who was photographed in February shaving her
head, said she was "blessed" that fans cared enough about her
to be "concerned".
The 25-year-old recently performed on stage for the first
time since she left a rehabilitation clinic.
In November she filed for divorce from husband Kevin
"I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be con-
cerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of
you by myself during this trying time," she said on her site.
"We are all lights of the world and we all need to continu-
ously inspire others and look to the higher power." she added.
Spears and Federline, 29, were married in a surprise ceremony in September 2004. The
singer cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce.
Since the pair split up Spears who has not released an album since 2003 has
made headlines with her partying lifestyle. (BBC)


2- arr ; t Abraham pose for .,otogrjnp.r:
Se '-iere of tieir ovie i e etro". The movie was the firstt to
Sat Lo on's Emter are. Shilpa made a spla
h she on 0e lae- -on of Celebrity Big brother. She is
cng charg es in .- rts after being kissed by Hollywood
actor Richard Gere, who is also fy .-i charges for obscene gestures.


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