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HOLD THE HORN
SHANGHAI (Reuters) Frustrated Shanghai driv-
ers could face fines of as much as 200 yuan (about
$26) for blaring their horns in the city's traffic-
clogged streets, local media reported on Thursday.
But similar measures in Beijing recently have done
little to reduce horn use.
From June 1, cars, mopeds and bicycles judged to have need-
lessly tooted on any street within Shanghai's outer ring road could
be subject to fines, the Shanghai Daily said, citing the city's Public
Security Bureau. "The crackdown even extends to police cars, who
are banned from using their sirens during the day, except in emer-
gencies," the paper said.
The fines would vary from as little as 5 yuan for an of-
fending moped driver, to as much 200 yuan for four-wheeled
vehicles, and would specially punish long horn-blowers, the
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo says the Guyana economy is on
a sound footing and is convinced major infrastructure projects,
including hydro-electricitm. can accelerate ... Page three
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By Shirley Thomas
AN AWE-INSPIRING sense of
pride and patriotism was evi-
dent everywhere in the Na-
tional Park in Georgetown
Friday night as thousands of
Guyanese from all walks of
life, defying the bleak and
chilly weather, headed down
to the traditional people's
venue to join in celebration of
Guyana's 41st anniversary as
an Independent nation.
A proud occasion it was,
and quite a rejuvenating experi-
ence, as people came together.
laying aside their burdens, for-
getting their qualms. and solidly
bonding to share in the joy of
the moment, while reminiscing
on the events of May 26th
The five-hour programme,
the highlight of which was the
ceremonial hoisting of the
Golden Arrowhead in com-
memoration of British Guiana
receiving Independence status.
was a spectacle. Well-planned
and carefully executed, the ac-
tivities unfolded to the delight
of the crowd whose enthusiasm
The park was filled to over-
flowing. and by 22:00h. no-
x\ here in any of the stadia was
there a vacant seat. Still.
gripped by the splendour of the
performances and the nostalgia
associated %N ith tile occasion.
those without seats huddled to-
gether in whatever comer. just
to be a part of the celebration.
The programme began \\ ith
a rich cultural presentation
which included live steel band
music by the Parkside and the
Pan Groove Steel Orchrestras.
and the Mischievous Guys.
Songs were rendered by so-
loists Harresh Singh. Ras
Marcus and Wilbur Levans. And
rich harmony was belted out by
the Circle of Love (Male) Quar-
There were also scintillating
dance performances by Indian
solo dancer, Sandella. as well as
the Apex dance troupe.
Meanwhile, adding colour and
glitter against the backdrop of a
darkened night. was MI invasion
of the tarmac by a i-,,..n..
Ministry of Culture. Youth and
Sport youthful dance troupe.
They were colourfully
dressed in beautifully designed
costumes depicting Guyana's
flora and fauna.
The mobile phone company
Digicel contributed to the celebra-
tions by providing the costumes
for the cultural presentation,
"Our Culture, Our Heritace".
The dance sequences. artis-
tically choreographed and ac-
companied by sound track, pre-
sented a stunning display of
youthful exuberance, as the
bubbly tots and teens bounced
and fluttered around the tarmac.
The address by President
Bharrat Jagdeo came around
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22:25h and was followed by a
musical interlude which saw the
Guyana Defence Force and Po-
lice Force bands at their best.
As for the military, their
contribution could not be bet-
tered and at precisely 21:40h.
ranks of the GDF and the GPF.
smartly dressed and moving
\with precision, inarched onto
the tarmac where their did the
usual drill display s as the\,
awaited the arrival of President
Jagdeo and Prime Minister
The high quality of dis-
plays thrilled the spectators
who responded \with thunder-
Other performances b\ the
military included the GDF Band
display which saw the smartly
decked contingents moving
around the tarmac w ith rhythm.
swank and swagger, to the
symphonic sounds of the GDFt
Then came tile high point of
the iighi's :laclt itires the cer-
emonial hoisting of the Na-
At 23:501, the Guard-aof
Honour made another appear-
ance on the tarmac, artistically
taking up a formation which de-
picted "41" and in preparation
for the hoisting of the Golden
Arnoro hi ead.
As tile midnight hour drew
closer, cannons \were sounded as
soldiers specifically assigned the
task. from the base of the mast.
began to guide the flag upward.
At precisely midnight. Guyana's
Golden Arrowhead \was majesti-
call\ unfurled and began slow lb
fluttering in the gentle breeze.
The National Pledge \\as re-
cited. followed by the lusii sing
ing of "OGi ana the Free" and fi-
nalls the National Anthem -
each being accompanied by the
Gutiana Police Force Band.
rThe night's activities cul-
minated with a picturesque
display of fireworks over the
National Park by the Guyana
Police continuing probe
KAIETEUR News Editor
Adam Harris yesterday said
police were continuing inves-
tigations into the invasion of
the newspaper office by two
gunmen Friday. but no one
had been arrested up to late
Around 12:45h Friday,
staffers at Kaieteur News were
given the scare of their lives
when two gunmen. unmasked
and casually dressed, walked
into the newspaper office at 24
Saffon Street. Georgetown, and
terrorised those on dultv
The men. who wal
the lone stairway of the
ing, first spent some timn
top of the stairs, observe
layout of the building
accosting a female staff r
and demanding to be told
the 'boss nian' Mr. Gle
was. Lall is the Managi
rector of Kaiceteur News
The gunmen later
the newsroom wherer
whisked riii -iii.:pointe
in the at the staffers. including Harnis.
and ordered them to lie on the
ked utip ground while they continued to
build- scrutinise the inside of tile news-
e at the room.
ing tile Harris said w\xhen the men
before entered thile rooi.l, the staff, busV
member at work. did not suspect that
I where anything was amiss, for persons
en Lall would regularly enter the build-
ing Di- ing on work related business.
He said that even when they
entered ordered staffers to lie on the
e they floor, he felt it was t joke, and
ed them did not comply until he looked
around and saw milk ein,
At this, he immediately or-
dered his staff to'comply, and
together Ihey spontaneously
\ went downI on the fnoor.
It \as a halToowint L\pcri
ence. and some critd openly re
IhC l aid thai rt Ith1 x
looked t up at nlld sai\ tihe ino/lies
tof the guns pointed :11 them.
ties recalled tile attack oil tihe
Kaieltcur printing plant aboul
fourteen months ago. illn which
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five of their fellow workers were slain by gunmen who in-
vaded the place at Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
One employee, who was using a computer in another
corner of the newsroom Friday, said he was unaware of
what was happening and did not get down on the floor.
He said when he looked around and saw the men, one of
them shook his head. and at that instant tihe\ walked out
of the room.
The police later arrived at the scene and conducted inves-
tigations, by which time word had gone around and staff out
in the field and elsewhere began turning up at the Kaieteur
News complex which now houses the press as well.
Following investigations, work for the remainder of the
day, continued as usual.
Meanwhile, Lall, who staffers said is out of the country,
contacted them and made a statement in which he reaffirmed:
"These repeated threats will not deter me. Nobody will stop
me from doing what I am doing... striving to make Guyana a
Friday's invasion of the newspaper office was the third
attack on Kaieteur News. On December 31, 2004, the print-
ing plant at Eccles was bombed, resulting in massive destruc-
Fourteen months ago, gunmen again barged in on the
Eccles facility and cold bloodedly executed five pressmen
ALL loggers, millers and forestry sector stakeholders
on the Corentyne are advised that the meeting with
the Honourable Minister of Agriculture Robert M.
Persaud will now be held today, May 27th, 2007, at
15:30h at the Skeldon Estate Officers Training Centre
and not Monday May 28, as was previously
The Ministry of Agriculture regrets any inconvenience
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PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
says the Guyana economy is
on a sound footing and is con-
vinced major infrastructure
projects, including hydro- increased to US$278N
electricity, can accelerate end of last year. The
economic progress. dollar remains relative]
In the traditional address and domestic credit
at the Independence anniver- creased as more Guyan
sary flag-raising ceremony at advantage of favourable
the National Park in rates. All of these send
Georgetown Friday night, he of confidence to inves
noted that economic growth provide incentives to a
last year was almost five per the President said.
cent, and this year the "I am, however, co
economy is expected to grow that Guyana can accel
above the average for countries economic progress thro
within the region. jor infrastructural proje
"We have maintained a droelectricity represe
sustainable Balance of Pay- such project that we ar
ments position despite the ef- ing and which we are c
fects of higher international fuel will ensure the reliable
prices while our foreign reserves tively inexpensive energy
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nopoly that is enjoyed by the
main telephone company. I am
eLs U convinced thai taking decisi e
steps to end the monopoly and
e sary to improve the competi- liberalism the telecommunication
a tiveness of our industries." sector will encourage significant
He said the industrial pro- investments". Mr Jagdeo said.
- duction of ethanol is another en- He said that with each
terprise offering scope for a re- passing day "investors are
duction in the country's oil im- showing keen interest in our
port bill and an increase in ex- country. The investments pres-
1 port earnings. ently in the pipeline along with
"Another sector capable of those anticipated in the near fu-
attracting massive investment, ture will ensure that we con-
I revolutionising the way we do tinue to generate jobs. create
things and adding to our inter- new industries, and sustain eco-
national competitiveness is In- nomic owth.
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By Gordon Bell
- South Africa and Brazil
urged the United States yes-
terday to abide by an agree-
ment of the Group of 20 eco-
nomic powers for an open
and transparent appointment
of the new head of the World
The U.S. government looks
set to appoint an American as the
new head of the bank after the
resignation of Paul Wolfowitz
over accusations he authorised a
pay rise for his companion.
picks the president of the
World Bank and a European
leads the International Mon-
The G20, in the final com-
munique of its 2006 annual meet-
ing, called for the managing di-
rector of the IMF and the presi-
dent of the World Bank to be se-
lected in a transparent and con-
sultative process and not re-
stricted to nationality.
"These communiques are so
carefully negotiated and every
single word gets approved line-
by-line and reflects the views of
those who participated." Thoraya
Pandy, spokeswoman for South
Africa's Finance Minister Trevor
Manuel, told Reuters.
"It would be fair to say that
those who participated in the
agreement should be bound by it."
South Africa is the current
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Brazil, due to become the
G20 chair in 2008. urged in a
statement that the G20 position
"At a time when the legiti-
macy, representivity and effi-
ciency of the World Bank need
to be restored, it would be la-
mentable if the choice of the
new president of the World
Bank was not based on the merit
of candidates presented by any
of its member states," Finance
Minister Guido Mantega said.
Brazil wants the
modernisation of the World Bank
and IMF to be continued, includ-
ing the selection of the leaders of
the two institutions, he added.
The statement by Manuel,
touted as a possible candidate to
succeed Wolfowitz, followed his
speech to South Africa's parlia-
ment on Thursday in which he
appealed for fairer treatment of
poorer nations within the two
This will be a key focus of
the G20 during South Africa's
year as chair.
"Interesting issues have just
arisen again (such as) past deci-
sions about the need for trans-
parency on the appointment of
individuals to key institutions
like the president of the World
Bank and managing director of
the IMF," Manuel said on
Pandy, his spokeswoman,
said South Africa's stance was
also in line with that of Aus-
tralia, the past chair of the
Iran says it has uncovered
Western spy networks
TEHRAN (Reuters) Iran has uncovered spy networks on
its territory organised by occupying forces in Iraq and Iraqi
groups, the Intelligence Ministry said in a statement pub-
The statement gave few details, saying more would be pub-
lished in the next few days.
Iran has often accused the United States and Britain, which
led the invasion of Iraq, of trying to undermine the security of
the Islamic Republic. The ministry's statement did not refer to
either country by name.
"The Intelligence Ministry succeeded in finding,
recognizing and confronting some spy networks of infiltrat-
ing elements from the Iraqi occupiers in west, southwest
and central Iran," said the statement, carried by the offi-
cial IRNA news agency.
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NASA looks to private
sector to help it go lunar
South Africa, Brazil urge open
World Bank appointment
By Ed Stoddard
DALLAS (Reuters) NASA is
in the market for commercial
relationships and private capi-
tal as it gears up for its next
manned missions to the moon.
"That would make our life
a lot easier." said Neil Wood-
ward, acting director of NASA's
Exploration Systems Mission
The U.S. space agency is
hoping to return to the moon in
2019 or 2020 and has longer
range plans to send humans to
Mars after that.
"If somebody says '1 have
this really great way to be able
to extract water ice from lunar
regolith (lunar rocks) that I've
developed on my own dime' we
would be interested," Wood-
"If we could be in a commer-
cial relationship with somebody
who has the capability that's
fine because in many cases they
can do it for less money than we
can," he told Reuters on the side-
lines of a space development
conference in Dallas.
Venture capital in space ex-
ploration was a key theme at
NASA s lunar plans envi-
sion the building of an outpost
on the moon which would be
continuously manned like the
International Space Station is
"Maybe at that point there
will be commercial exploitation
and we won't be sending mis-
sions there but some of the
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commercial companies here will
start sending people there."
Other commercial ventures
in space include the possibility
of fuel suppliers.
"One thing that keeps get-
ting batted around is a fuel
dump in orbit, in low Earth or-
bit. If someone was to build one
of those and said do you want
NASA to be a customer we
would say yes because if you
do the math it turns out that it
would be an advantage to us."
"We're trying to help some
commercial entities demonstrate
that they can do low Earth or-
bit resupply to say the space
station and once they can do
that we can contract with them
and then we don't have to do it
He said such ventures could
be applied to other links in the
supply chain from Earth to space.
"The space station needs a
tremendous amount of food and
water and scientific experiments
to go up and down we're
having to pay the Russians to
do that after the shuttle retires,"
Woodward said, referring to the
space shuttle fleet which is
scheduled to be retired by 2010.
"It would be much better
if there was an American
company who had that capa-
bility and presumably being
a private entity they may be
able to do it for less expense,"
he said, adding that such ini-
tiatives would also be wel-
come for the moon missions.
SUNDAY CHROildE'M 27 007 5
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) -
ALTHOUGH hundreds of
teachers marched through
the streets of Port of Spain
calling for an end to salary
negotiations Friday, officials
at the Ministry of Education
said school operations contin-
ued as normal and that
"there were no real disrup-
Starting off around 1.30
p.m. and led by the executive
team of the Trinidad and Tobago
Unified Teachers Association
(TTUTA), the protesting teach-
ers resembled a sea of red as
they marched around the Brian
Lara Promenade, and later gath-
ered in a mass rally at Victoria
Square, where they were ad-
dressed by TTUTA president
Gathering from as early 12
noon in the vicinity of Nicho-
las Tower on Abercromby
Street, the procession attracted
the attention of motorists, curi-
ous pedestrians, and even per-
sons working in nearby offices,
as they marched along bearing
placards, singing and clapping.
Referring to the two-hour
session which the TTUTA ne-
gotiating team had attended ear-
lier in the day with the Chief
Personnel Officer, Permell said
there "had been no movement"
and that both parties had re-
The CPO has stuck to her
original offer of 15 per cent over
a three year period, which will
end in 2008.
Claiming the union was
"trying to find a way forward",
Permell said it was now up to
TTUTA's General Council to
determine the next move.
Saying Friday's march and
rally had been intended to dem-
onstrate the union's strength
-and update its 10,000 strong
membership. Permell said while
the executive had so far taken
extra pains to ensure school op-
erations were not disrupted by
any protest action, this may not
continue in the future.
Pointing out that "classes in
some areas would have been dis-
rupted" Friday, Permell said
teachers were bussed in from
far-lying areas such as Cedros,
Moruga and Mayaro.
Permell said TTUTA "had
no apologies to make, and
that it should be the govern-
ment to make these apolo-
gies", as they continued to
refuse the proposals which
have been put forward by the
union on behalf of its mem-
Venezuelans march against
closure of TV station
By Brian Ellsworth
CARACAS (Reuters) Tens
of thousands of Venezuelan
protesters marched yesterday
to the Caracas headquarters
of an anti-government televi-
sion station, which is being
forced off the air after Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez's adminis-
tration refused to renew its
Waving flags with the logo
of RCTV, demonstrators packed
the streets of the capital where
news anchors and soap opera
stars slammed the imminent clo-
sure of the opposition channel.
"What is happening here is
simply the silencing of a televi-
sion station," shouted soap op-
era actress Gledys Ibarra.
Teen killed in shootout with cops
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) -
A SAN JUAN family is calling
for justice after a 19-year-old
man was shot dead on Thurs-
day afternoon by police at
Defreitas Hill in San Juan.
Keion Girod, of
Ramkissoon Trace in San Juan,
died after undergoing emergency
treatment at the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Complex.
Police reports state that at
around 5.20 pm, acting on a tip-
off, officers went to Defreitas
Hill where they were greeted
with a hail of gunfire.
The police returned fire and
Girod collapsed on the ground
in a pool of blood, detectives
Girod was shot twice in the
head, back, face, and right shoul-
Another suspect fled the
scene and remains at large, in-
Girod's mother Erica Paul
said she would not ask the
Commissioner of Police to in-
vestigate because police were
"My son was executed...He
told me the police wanted to kill
him," Paul said in an interview
at the Forensic Science Centre.
"Police will stand up for
police...however, I want justice
for my son.
"The police even knew to
come back and take up their
She said her son hustled
odd construction jobs for a liv-
An eyewitness said what
the police had taken for a gun
was a bowl of food.
"I saw everything...l handed
Keion the food and they said it
was a gun," the eyewitness said.
"The police came from ei-
ther sides and surrounded
us...They then started to shoot
wild," he claimed.
The eyewitness, who is
wanted by the police, refused
to give his name.
He accused the police of ha-
Commissioners of East Demerara
Water Conservancy Board
Squatters along the embankment of the
Lamaha Canal from Gomes Koker to
Shelter Belt Pump are hereby reminded
That such ac
is illegal and notice
once again to vacate the
ast Demerara Water
The eyewitness said he was
hiding in the bushes when
Girod was shot.
Relatives said Girod had
several matters in court.
The government is not re-
newing RCTV's licence after
53 years on the air because of
accusations that the broad-
caster participated in a bungled
2002 coup against Chavez, in-
cited violent demonstrations
and aired immoral program-
On Friday Venezuela's top
court ordered the military to
seize control of some of the TV
station's installations and
equipment in a show of force
that included mobilisation of
anti-riot vehicles to prevent
protests from turning violent.
Critics condemned the clo-
sure for silencing an influential
opposition voice and called the
move evidence that Chavez's
self-styled socialist revolution is
concentrating power and muz-
zling the opposition.
Late on Friday a group of
demonstrators shouting pro-
Chavez slogans spray-painted
the headquarters of news chan-
nel Globovisioh, the country's
last openly anti-goveinment sta-
tion, which Chavez has also
threatened to take off the air for
its critical coverage.
The closure of RCTV drew
heavy international criticism in-
cluding a U.S. Senate resolution
last week unanimously con-
demning "transgression of free-
dom of thought and expression"
For years, Venezuela's tele-
vision stations were virulently
anti-Chavez and openly sup-
ported the 2002 putsch that
briefly ousted him. But more
recently the media have slowly
started falling in line with the
increasingly powerful govern-
Chavez's government an-
nounced yesterday it had re-
newed the broadcast licence
of four other television sta-
tions, including Venevision,
which the government said
committed many of the same
crimes that were used to deny
a licence to RCTV.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Distillers Limited (DDL) will be held at DDL's Diamond Complex,
Plantation Diamond, East Bank Demerara on Fridav Ju.ne 15, 2007 at
1. To receive and consider the Company's Accounts and
Reports of the Directors and Auditors f'or the year ended
December 3 2006.
2. To declare a Final Dividend of 27 cents per share force of
Company Taxes in respect of the year ended Decemiber 31.
3. To elect Director,.
4. To Ix the I moluments olthe Directors.
5. To appoint Auditors and aiuthori/e the 1)irectors to fix their
6. "To present long service awards to cnlplo \ cs.
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THE latest criminal attack on the Kaieteur News enter-
prise requires the most thorough
systematic investigation by the police as it evidently has
nothing to do with press freedom in this nation now mark-
ing its 41st Independence anniversary.
What is quite disturbing is that the gunmen who in-
vaded the company's premises on Friday had a keen
interest specifically in meeting the publisher of the
Kaieteur News, Glen Lall, whose whereabouts they kept
demanding from a terrorised and traumatised staff.
Inevitably, the daring, frightening incident recalled
memories of the blood-letting horrors of less than a year
ago, on August 8, 2006, when five employees of the
Kaieteur News were senselessly murdered at the
company's printing premises at Eccles.
That tragedy had occurred following the massacre at
Agricola Village in which some eight persons were mur-
dered by elements armed with sophisticated
weapons and reportedly linked with a Buxton-based
In my own investigation into the 2006 tragedies at
Agricola and at the Kaieteur News printing establish-
ment, I learnt from the police that the gunmen had also
made inquiries about the whereabouts of publisher Lall.
Much earlier, in the height of the criminal rampage
along the East Coast, led from a then Buxton sanctuary,
the newspaper's printing press at Saffon Street was
Latest criminal move
Relevant question, therefore, is why these
concerted, criminal attacks on the Kaieteur News?
The gunmen who carried out Friday's criminal inva-
sion at the newspaper's editorial office have left no doubt
that their motive had nothing to do with robbery or press
freedom. They wanted its publisher, Glen Lall. Why?
The security forces have the obligation to offer Lall
very serious protection while they meticulously seek to
determine the reason or reasons behind the fire-bomb-
ing incident; the slaughter of five innocent workers and
now Friday's invasion.
It would not have gone unnoticed that the terrorising
of the Kaieteur News staff on Friday by the gunmen has
come at a time when there continues to be local and
regional concerns about the implications of the Guyana
Government's withdrawal of advertisements from the
Stabroek News. A pragmatic, matured resolution of this
problem is certainly overdue.
If the real reason for the withdrawal of the advertise-
ments remains clouded with some irrational claims by
both sides, one thing seems clear at this stage:
There should be NO rush to link Friday's invasion
by armed thugs at the Kaieteur News with the very sen-
sitive issue of press freedom. At present,
this fundamental freedom appears to be endangered by
reckless abuses from within and, on the other hand,
from an outside agenda stamped with pettiness and
There is, however, good sense in paying heed to the
call from the Guyana Press Association (GPA) for all me-
dia enterprises in the country public and privately-
owned to immediately engage in beefing up security
measures in the interest of their staff and properties.
Police Commissioner Henry Greene is also
faced with the challenge to collaborate with the me-
dia enterprises in necessary security measures
while ensuring that his men go on the offensive
against the criminals who are after the Kaieteur
News and its publisher.
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Pitiful scene on air service
- More foreign carriers; higher fares; still no unified policy
A GUESSING game was go-
ing on in Jamaica last week
- in the absence of any pre-
cise official statement on
whether Air Jamaica is in-
deed concluding arrange-
ments for replacement by
Virgin Atlantic on its existing
from October 27 this year.
At the same time, state-
owned Caribbean Airlines of
Trinidad and Tobago appears
quite settled in having British
Airways and American Airlines
provide services once
faithfully done by defunct
BWIA on routes to the U.S. and
the United Kingdom out of Bar-
bados a central Caribbean
hub for international air travel.
Further, amid moves by the
St Lucia government to engage
American Eagle on inter-
island routes that would
compete with the merged
LIAT/Star, CARICOM's gen-
eral lack of a common approach
on regional air transportation
was further being exposed at a
meeting last week by the Coun-
cil for Trade and Economic De-
\elopment in Kingstown. St
A core agenda issue was
what to do with a now almost
II -year-old CARICOM Multi-
lateral Air Services Agreement
That "agreement" is re-
garded as both unrepresentative
and inappropriate for today's
reality under the CSME-focused
Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
Violations of MASA continue to
occur in bilateral air
ser ices pacts with third coun-
In the face of prevailing in-
consistencies \with \arious
member states doing their "ow\ n
thing" on air senxices. exen asi
o\ eminent leaders sweetly talk
about working for a unified. or
common regional police\ on air
and maritime transportation.
Iti week's COTED meeting
recommended preparation otf a
revised MASA to deal with new
realities in the emerging seam-
less regional economy.
This columnist was reliably
informed that Jamaica chose to
reserve its position on the ini-
tiative for a revised MASA,
consistent with the new
CARICOM Treaty. Conse-
lquently it is not represented on
the team established to pursue
such a mandate.
would be Antigua and Barbuda.
Barbados and Trinidad and To-
bago. The intention is to have
this draft completed for submis-
sion not later than September
this year. Do not hold your
breath for any significant posi-
tive change from the current
A September report on a
revised MASA effectively
rules out an\ serious discus-
sion on the matter at the
CARICOM Summit sched-
uled for Barbado' in Jul\.
In the meantime the door re-
umins open for dishonouring the
consensus spirit as a fe\w mem-n
her states are offering more
faxourable terms in bilateral air
services agreement to non-
More pressing at this time
are related rising complaints
against escalating, airfares and
the growing strength of foreign
air carriers in the provision of
services for the Caribbean.
The rising cost in airfares
and linkages being made to the
merger of LIAT and Caribbean
Star, are currently obfuscating
the core problem of lack of a re-
gional policy on air transporta-
tion in CARICOM more
than three decades since inaugu-
ration of the community.
That is why, for
example. American Airlines
could feel sufficiently confident
about its secured dominant
position on Caribbean-U.S.
routes and in sustaining sharply-
hiked fares prior to Cricket
Also. why what has re-
placed BWIA as the
claimed "Caribbean Airlines"
could have so resolutely
teamed up with British Air-
ways for flights out of the
United Kingdom to the Car-
ibbean as part of new ar-
rangements that have resulted
in a virtual slap in the face
for Barbados, the most af-
fected community partner.
Since neither Caribbean Air-
lines nor Air Jamaica flies pas-
sengers any longer directly to
London or U.S. destinations out
of Barbados, foreign carriers like
American Airlines and British
Airways can hike fares as they'
And with a raft of
complaints against escalating
costs for regional air travel. a
strange common ground has
emerged between the Caribbean
Hotel Asociation's Chief Ex-
ecuti e Officer. Alec
Sanguinetti. and the Caribbean
Tourism Organisation's Secre-
tar\ General. Vincent
In their public criticisms of
increased regional airfares x ith
finger-pointing on the LIAT
merger, Sanguinetti and
Vanterpool-Wallace have steered
away from engagement on the
dominant positions of foreign
carriers flying regional/extra re-
gional routes and the high fares
These days we are chal-
lenged to think "foreign" for ex-
tra-regional air travel Ameri-
can Airlines (and its subsidiary
American Eagle): British Air-
ways and, increasingly, Virgin
With the systematic down-
grading by Caribbean Airlines of
a long sustained commitment
associated with BWIA as the
premier regional carrier, has
come the news that Air Jamaica
is finalising arrangements to
widen the operational space for
Virgin Atlantic to fly to Jamaica
out of London.
The case of St Lucia's new
Tourism and Aviation Minister,
Allen Chastanet, announcing
plans for American Eagle on the
Tourism and Aviation
Minister, Allen Chastanet
inter-island route between his
country and Barbados. has im-
mediate negative implications
for competition with the merged
entit\ LLAT/Caribbean Star
Vincentian Prime Minister
Ralph Gonsalxes. who shoul-
ders lead responsibility among
CARICOM leaders for regional
air transportation and aviation,
has already shot down any such
arrangement as being "wholly
counter-productive" to more
than the LIAT/Star merger.
The Barbados govern-
ment is yet to make a clear
public statement. It is,
however, doubtful that Prime
Minister Owen Arthur would
risk his government's esti-
mated US$40 million invest-
ment in the merged entity -
only to have the arrangement
subverted by competition
from American Eagle whose
parent. AA. is evidently
quite happy with its influ-
ence and clout on Caribbean
The Caribbean Develop-
ment Bank (CDB) which be-
gins its 37th annual Board of
Governors Meeting tomor-
row in Caracas. has already
committed USS60 million in
concessional aid to the
merged entity 'LIAT/Star of
In the prevailing frustrating
situation. what seems quite de-
sirable is for an enlightened ac-
lion programme to replace
the recurring swelling rhetoric
about "the need" for
a pragmatic regional policy on
maritime and air transportation.
Documents, reports and
statements on the subject have
been multiplying for at least
two decades. High time now for
CARICOM to walk the
talk. Continuing heavy depen-
dence on foreign carriers could
endanger the future of the
region's vital tourism industry.
It is not that our commu-
nity leaders and officials are ig-
norant of the problems and the
challenges to be faced. It is just
that requisite actions continue to
be elusive, even as we are re-
galed with lucid philosophical
For instance, as outlined in
the CARICOM Secretariat's of-
ficial handbook "Our Caribbean
Community". we arc told, and
"A safe, efficient and cost-
effective transportation system
is a critical part of the
infrastructure for the operation
of any regional integration pro-
"Since almost all our
member states are physically
separated from each other
and the wider world by great
expanses of water, maritime
and air transportation are vi-
tally important to us for the
conduct of trade and move-
ment of people within our
Community as well as be-
tween our trading partners..."
Well said. Now when will
the formulation of relevant
policies and programmes be-
gin to make reality of a
claimed shared vision for a
unified approach on regional
air and maritime transporta-
SUINAY CHRONICLE May 27, 2007
i h Duel in the rain A
A MOTHER of all duels
seems to be looming and if
the current heavy rains con-
tinue, this duel in the rain,
between Robert and Robert,
would be an event not to be
It is a matter of honour be-
tween two men of some stand-
ing in their individual constitu-
encies, and when their honour is
threatened, men deemed to be of
honour would want to fight to
defend any possible tarnishing
of their reputed good name.
And, from what the fore-
casters tell me they are seeing
from the signs they get, the duel
in the rain, between Robert and
Robert, cannot be too far off.
Duelling, in Europe, was a
privilege of the upper class.
Laws and customs required that
officers and gentlemen defend
their honourable status.
In the 1760's, social pres-
sures had pushed the sword out
of fashionable dress attire. The
sword had been the weapon of
choice, on the field of honour,
before that time. The use of
pistols became more popular
and, by 1770, gun makers in Eu-
rope were producing custom
sets of pistols designed exclu-
sively for duelling.
Duelling was,-after all, con-
ducted with exquisite polite-
ness. according to a code that
was honourable and fair.
Society back then treated it
as a private matter, allowed only
among the elite, the 'upper
strata' men with unquestionable
honour, those who by their very
social standing had earned the
right to fight to defend their
Intellectuals rationalised it.
poets romanticised it, politi-
cians defended it. and so it
flourished for 70 years across all
of Europe and North America.
And no\w le grand duel be-
tween Robert and Robert looms
And it all started because of
The row erupted last week
between Agriculture Minister
Robert Persaud and leader of the
main opposition People's Na-
tional Congress Reform
(PNCR), Robert Corbin. with
the minister refuting allegations
he has been giving false assur-
ances to the public in relation to
the flooding caused by the cur-
rent rainy season.
At the PNCR weekly tre"
Cmiiference Thursday, Mr.
Corbin charged that Mr.
Persaud had misrepresented the
situation erIlier in the ll eek b\
.." -.......i- ;,, ill wxas
\\cll even while residents were
beine severely affected by
He said Gu\tianese were ap-
palled that. after all the assur-
ances bv the minister about the
readiness of the country for the
rainy season, the rainfall on
Tuesday last alone led to flood-
ing in the capital city and sev-
eral other parts of the country.
A bristling Corbin came out
against what he called the "pro-
pagandist approach of the Min-
iste rofAgriculture who was on
television assuring citizens that
all was well while citizens in
several areas of Essequibo. West
Demerara, East Coast Demerara
and Greater Georgetown were
struggling to protect their house-
hold items as water gushed into
their homes on Tuesday last."
Such sizzling charges in a
rain-charged atmosphere were
sure to stir the steam and sure
enough, the minister came out
Persaud said the statement
that there was an assurance by
him that there would be neither
accumulation of water or even
flooding during the current
May-June rains was "a total
He said it was he who had
advised the public of the fore-
cast of an above normal rainfall
level'of between 30-40% for the
Persaud said, too, it was he
who, on several occasions up-
dated regional officials and the
public via the media on the na-
tional plan for the May-June
The minister said he had
cautioned authorities and the
public to be alert since intense
rainfall over a short period, as
occurred on May 21/22, could
hamper effective drainage.
It's no\w a matter of honour
between Robert and Robert.
both men with constituencies to
account to. and who would not
want to be seen to be denigrated
in their eyes about a matter as
serious as problems caused by
And from what I have been
hearing from usually reliable
sources in both camps, the chal-
lenge to a duel in the rain is
about to be made, to preserve
the honour of the aggrieved par-
The sources in both camps
have assured that the choice of
weapons for this duel would
not go down to swords or pis-
tols, given the serious current
concerns in this society over the
rampant violence associated
with such weapons.
According to the sources.
the handlers of the two men
have been asked to seek the as-
sistance of the Guyana Sugar
Corporation to select two fine
stalks of cane that could be
honed and used by the duellists
in the duel in the rain.
The most likely venue. the
sources in both camps said.
would be a nice, solid broad
spot on the East Demerara Wa-
ter Conservancy dam. with
enough room for the duellists to
move around with the long
stalks of cane. as they circle and
prod. and parrM and push in de-
fence of their honour. Sturdy
long boots, with firm grips.
would be provided to ensure no
slipping or sliding in the mud
and into the conservancy.
The matter of a referee is
proving to be a bit of a prob-
lem, though, and the camps are
thinking about approaching the
donor community to find a suit-
able independent observer tO
ensure the duel is free and fair
and free from fear.
Filming the Robert and
Robert duel is also causing
some concern, with one Rob-
ert claiming the NCN TV
station the other Robert pro-
posed is too biased against
him: while the other Robert
is contending that the VCT
TV outfit the other Robert
has suggested is too biased
to the sources in the two camps,
there is some urgency about re-
solving these outstanding mat-
ters before the rains end.
Food for thought
CARIBBEAN people are pas-
sionate about many things.
But if I could judge my
Caribbean friends, I'd safely
say their greatest passion is
their food. And of course, we
like to rib-tickle each other
whenever the conversation turns
to food, declaring that we Trinis
have the best food, or the Jamai-
cans or Barbadians could cook
the best rice or peas (or is it
peas and rice, to be politically
correct) while my partners in
Guyana s\'Vear they have the
sweetest hand in the Caribbean
All, however, agree that
Caribbean food. whether in
Grenada, St Lucia. St Vincent or
wherever in this region, sur-
passes by far the culinary
dishes anywhere in the world.
And, of course, we must
add a liberal dash of hot pep-
per sauce, preferably the home-
made type on our meals, eve C
While the high price of food
in our countries restrained us a
bit into our usual buying spree
of fruits. \egetables and meats.
our people continued to enjoy
their too o s. \x N II l ,' .. -
ply vegetables and rice and a
small piece of meat on the side
to go w ith it.
Food is such a major part
of our lives in the Caribbean
that one of my friends who's
now holding a major job in Eu-
rope one day confessed. maybe
in a moment of frustration, that
she could give up her powerful
job to open a restaurant and
serve food, seasoned with pep-
per and Chadon Beni and if
you've never tried this pungent
seasoning grown wild in the
yards in Trinidad, get yourself
a plant, real fast.
So it was with food in
mind, that I read about next
weekend's special donor confer-
ence on agriculture that will take
place in Port of Spain and I
thought that, finally. finally, we
seemed to be going somewhere
in putting agriculture in the pri-
ority area that it so well de-
I know a lot of studies
have been done, and numerous
reports on agriculture and lots
of research and planning have
been taking place in the back-
ground. What is different now'
is that the Caribbean at this spe-
cial conference will be sitting
down with bilateral. multilateral
and regional donors to let them
know that the region needs the
financial and technical help in
pushing through a number of
projects to kick-start aric-Ilture
in a sustainable way that will
impact the lives of its popula-
tion in valuable ways.
The formal discussions will
centre on the Regional Trans-
formation Progranme for Agri-
culture. designed to transform
the sector to necGnOj i"trna1-
tionally competitive to aid the
region in defending its domestic
market while increasing its share
of the international market.
It will also focus on the
Jagdeo Initiative 'Strengthening
Agriculture for Sustainable De-
velopment' from Guyanese
President Bharrat Jagdeo who
has lead responsibility for agri-
culture in the region.
This is a strategy to allevi-
ate some of ade binding con-
straints to the development of
the sector to create the enabling
environment for a resurgence of
investment to kick-start the
Next week's conference on
agriculture. which will be seek-
ing close to US$300 million in
funding for 53 projects, is very
important to all our countries,
grappling with a double-
whammy of dwindling agricul-
tural output and a sky-rocket-
ing annual food import bill of
over USS3 billion.
The sector which has sus-
tained the Caribbean for centu-
ries is traditionally an important
contributor to GDP. employ-
ment and exports and critical to
issues such as poverty allevia-
tion and food security.
However. in the last two
decades, agricultural output as a
percentage of GDP was reduced
to less than 10 per cent for
about seven countries in the re-
gion: for the remainder it was
greater, and for at least three
countries. Belize. Guyana and
Haiti. it has remained over 20
per cent, according to a back-
For nine CARICOM coun-
tries. more than 15 per cent of
their roIft;. change earnings
from merchandise exports CTme
from the agricultural sector and
for six of those, it was over 30
per cent as recently as 2003.
In terms of employment,
the agricultural sector is even
more critical as it accounts for
greater than 15 per cent of total
employment in eleven coun-
tries. In six countries, agricul-
tural activity accounts for more
than 25 per cent of employ-
Because without rain. there It's all about scoring points.
would be no cause for a duel. you say'?
would there'? You said that, not me.
What's that you say? You I am a journalist and I re-
can never tell with politicians'? port what I hear.
............... ..... ............ ^ ^ ...
ibbean, the net gains from the
industry were. far below gross
For instance, in 2005. Ja-
maica imported US$602 million.
with exports amounting to only
US$193 million. High levels of
leakage in tourism, estimated at
as much as 85 per cent in the
Bahamas to 50 per cent in Bar-
bados were also found.
Dominica, which has a
population of just over 70,000,
saw its food import bill increas-
ing from US$10 million in 1990
to US$19.2 million in 1994, an
increase of over 104 per cent.
By 2005, the import bill reached
a staggering US$165 million.
According to the report, the
higher imported items were usu-
ally, dairy and meat products, al-
coholic and non-alcoholic bever-
ages. grains and grain products,
vegetables and fruit products
which increased both in terms of
volumes and range of options.
The report also said there
is a growing need for the private
sector to get involved in agricul-
ture, particularly in terms of
generating investment funds.
prioritising Research and Devel-
opment (R&D) and other devel-
Apart from the few large
conglomerates, such as Grace
Kennedy of Jamai.", Ansa
McAl and S. M. Jaleel of
Trinidad. the agribusiness sector
is still relatively fragmented, mn-
der-resourced and dependent on
public sector programmes.
I'm not sure about the level
of representation from the
Caribbean's private sector at
this conference, but their in-
volvement and their investment
in this sector is needed more
than ever, given the stark and
depressing statistics that were
c -a in the two reports.
If the pr'te sector is
thinking about the risk
tor or its bottom line in mak-
ing profits, wel, a good busi-
ness is the food business. Af-
ter afl, Caribbean people are
big food consumers.
With the Caribbean agricul-
tural sector facing immense chal-
lenges both nationally and in the
global economic environment
over the last two decades, it's
no wonder that our share in
world agricultural exports de-
clined from 2 per cent in 1988
to .3 per cent in 2004.
Net agricultural trade
moved from a surplus of US$
2.9 billion in 1988 to a deficit
of US$2.2 billion in 2004.
Production of sugar and ba-
nanas still dominates the agricul-
tural sector in the region but in
five of the six major sugar pro-
ducers in the ..i S a
cane output and exports of sugar
declined between 1996 and 2004.
The reform of the EU
Common Market Organisation
for sugar, approved in Novem-
ber 2005. also spells an increas-
ing loss in market value for Car-
ibbean sugar output.
Similarly. export volumes
anc v\,-hes of bananas have seen
sharp declines m ost 1993
period. In the Windward Is-
lands, gross export revenues fell
by a half between 1990 and
1996 and have declined persis-
tently ever since.
Another document, 'Agri-
culture in the Caribbean in
2006', noted that despite the
burgeoning tourism in the Car-
8 ... SUNDAY CHRONICLEMaW 27. 2007
Golden Arrowhead raised in New York
HOISTED: the Guyana flag being hoisted in New York
yesterday. (Linden Drakes photo)
GUYANA'S national flag. the
Golden Arrowhead. was offi-
cially hoisted yesterday for
the first time in the New
York Manhattan Financial
District to mark this
country's 41st anniversary of
Independence from Great
The ceremony in Bowling
Green was organised by the
Committee To Celebrate
Guyana and was under the pa-
tronage of Guyana's Ambassa-
dor to Washington. Mr. Bayney
It was an initiative of Hard
Beat Communications head.
Ms. Felicia Persaud and was
presented in tandem with the
Bowling Green Association of
New York, the Guyana Inde-
pendence Committee and
Famed Guyanese American
actor, Sean Patrick Thomas. was
among the stars who attended
the inaugural flag-raising and a
VIP awards ceremony
Thomas was in the movie
'Save The Last Dance'. His
parents are Guyanese but he
was born and raised in
Others honoured at the
awards ceremony were actress
CCH Pounder, film producers
and directors, Rohit Jagessar
Guyana Tourism Authority
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Applicants should possess:
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Successful applicants will receive rem,--on packages commensurate with their
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National Exhibition Certre
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and Mike\ Nix elli and boxer
V'ix ian Hamrris.
The five were chosen, ac-
cording to Persaud. because of
their overwhelming international
success in taking Guyana to
higher heights in film and sports.
"'It is what this inaugural
awards and flag-raising on Bowl-
ing Green is all about." said
"Stepping beyond what has
been done in the past to present
Gu\ana and Gu\anese in the cen-
tre of pow er of a cit\ \\ here the\
represent the fourth largest for-
eign born group but still remain
largely invisible. It's not about
abandoning the past e\ ents that's
been done in recent \ears but
about moving beyond the usual
and showcasing the people and
community in a way never before
seen. The commitment of people
like Sean Thomas., a second gen-
eration Guyanese, to this event.
THE People's Progressive
party (PPP) has condemned
Friday's invasion of the pre-
mises of Kaieteur News by
gunmen who terrorised the
In a statement yesterday.
the PPP said it is very con-
cerned that the terrorists were
looking for the proprietor of
Kaieteur News, Mr. Glen Lall.
Noting that the incident was
a very serious attack which can
undermine press freedom in the
country, it added that everything
must be done to apprehend such
elements who seem determined
to create terror and fear in the
The PPP expressed solidar-
ity with the proprietor and
staff of the Kaieteur News who.
it said, seemed to be the target
for terrorists in recent times.
Noting that the terrorist ele-
ments seem to be determined to
prevent the economic and social
development of Guyana, the PPP
said it hopes that the law enforce-
ment agencies would heighten
their search for such elements.
Reiterating its condemna-
tion of terrorist acts against the
Guyanese people, the party
said it is particularly concerned
that, at this time when the gov-
ernment has been investing so
much in these agencies, such
acts continue to occur.
This situation, it said, de-
mands greater effectiveness
from the agencies.
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to tender for the supply of:
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STATED ON TENDER DOCUMENT.
sho\x s that we definitely are ful-
filling this ear's theme of taking
Gu\ ana to higher heights", she
The event included a pre-
sentation of the country's var-
ied and diverse cultural anibas
sadors, among them. the
Dheeraj Cultural Foundation's
Ghungroos Dance School: poet
James Richmond: the Guxana
Shanto drummers: tassa drum-
mers. singers Ahni a Brasse and
Slingshot Drepaul. who is re-
cox ering from an accident.
The flag, according to
Bowling Green President.
Arthur Piccollo, will fly over
the financial district for an
THE Guyana Bar Associa-
tion (GBA) held its An-
nual General Meeting
Friday at the Supreme
Georgetown and office
bearers were elected to
the Bar Council for the
The association said
those elected are:
President: Kashir Khan
Secretary: Sharon Small
The association said
the Bar Council is ex-
pected to hold its first
meeting shortly to plan
its programme of activi-
ties for the new term.
Rangers to work
in the interior.
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South American resistance
to IMF and World Bank
WHEN they formed the oppo-
sition in their countries.
Latin American and Carib-
bean leftist political parties
vehemently opposed the im-
position of IMF and World
Bank prescriptions for their
However, from the 1990s,
many of these parties succeeded
to governments and found that,
by way of continuity, they had
to adopt these very IMF and
World Bank prescriptions, gen-
erally referred to as the "Wash-
ington consensus", even though
they managed to re-negotiate
some of the terms from time to
But recently. some of these
leftist leaders have been voicing
new condemnation of the two
multilateral financial institu-
tions. Since both institutions
demand certain conditions from
governments to which they lend
money, these leaders accuse
them of imposing policies that
are stifling development and
damaging to their economies.
The Venezuela government
has taken the lead in this oppo-
sition and at the end of April
2007 President Hugo Chavez
announced that Venezuela
would withdraw from both the
World Bank and the IMF.
Some political analysts feel
that this is purely a symbolic
move because the nation already
paid off its debts to the lending
institutions shortly after
Chavez first took office in 1999.
Actually. the IMF closed its of-
fices in Venezuela late last year.
As a counter to both insti-
tutions, Venezuela and Argen-
tina initiated the establishment
of the "Bank of the South" with
deposits of $1.4 billion and
$350 million, respectively. Bra-
zil recently decided to join, and
this will greatly expand the fi-
nancial capacity of the pro-
posed development fund to be
managed by the new financial
This new institution is in-
tended to help finance social
and economic development
across the region without politi-
cal conditions. Among the first
projects that it will fund is an
8,000-kilometre gas pipeline
across South America.
Meanwhile, other regional
leaders are registering com-
plaints against the two U.S.-
based institutions. Bolivian
President E\o Morales said
governments never seem to win
their disputes against trans-na-
tional companies at the World
Bank's International Centre for
Settlement of Investment Dis-
Over in Ecuador. President.
Rafael Correa recently asked the
World Bank's representative
there to leave and said
his country already paid
off its debt to the IMF.
And Nicaraguan Presi-
dent Daniel Ortega ex-
pressed hopes of remov-
ing his country from the
"debt prison" and an-
nounced his government
would be negotiating to
leave the IMF.
In a more recent
clash with the IMF.
these regional opponents
of the IMF/World Bank
rejected the latest report
by the IMF which pre-
dicted that Latin America
will not grow as much in 2007
as it did in 2006. Leaders of the
region insisted that the multilat-
eral organisation continued to
make skewed predictions on
The report projected that
regional economic growth will
drop to 4.9 per cent this year
from 5.5 per cent in 2006.
Venezuela's growth, which was
10.3 per cent last year. would
drop to 6.2 per cent in 2007.
and inflation was predicted to be
21.6 per cent.
But Venezuela's Minister of
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Finance. Rodrigo Cabezas. re-
sponded that for three consecu-
tive years the IMF made wrong
predications about his country.
He added that the report. which
also insisted that Venezuela
should control its public spend-
ing. had a "political commit-
ment" to discredit the success of
the Venezuelan economy in the
last few years.
Cabezas' argument has
strong footing. In 2005. the IMF
predicted a 1.1 per cent growth
rate for Venezuela, when the real
actual growth rate ended at 10.3
per cent. In 2u006 ie nyIM pro-
jected 3.8 per cent, when
Venezuela's economy actual
grew by 10.2 per cent.
The minister assured that
the growth rate for 2007 would
be above 7 per cent, and could
pass 8 per cent. The
government's goal for inflation
is 12 per cent.
Nestor Kirchner also rejected
the IMF recommendations, say-
ing "we already saw what hap-
pened to us when it told us
what we had to do." Argentina
also has paid back billions of
dollars to the IMF since 2005,
after recovering from its own fi-
nancial crisis of a few years ago.
Recently, too, the Ecuador-
ian president was \ery critical
saying that the IMF and World
Bank "want to put us on our
knees" in order to provide fund-
ing for his country.
The IMF also recom-
mended that Latin America fur-
ther open their economies, and
create a better environment for
investment. It claimed that Latin
America's growth is behind that
of other regions because its mar-
kets are not open or competi-
And in a veiled call for
privatization, the Fund said that
.h i!nq',0 of the region should
also reduce the role of state-
owned companies in the
economy. This conflicts with
the policies of the Venezuelan
government which has recently
increased state participation in
But apparently, the IMF
also gave some commendations.
For instance, Guyana earned
praises for reversing some of
the recent large increases in gov-
ernment spending and imple-
menting sound macroeconomic
policies, resulting in a better
growth and inflation perfor-
The Fund was also im-
pressed with the introduction
of the value-added tax and urged
the go\ eminent not to expand
exemptions demands currently\
made in the country b\ critics
of the nesw ta\. However, it
noted that domestic and exter-
nal imbalances remain large, and
that the economy, continues to
be vulnerable to shocks.
As the IMF pronounce-
ments are assessed, it is obvi-
ous that there is an established
strong determination by some
countries to extricate them-
selves from IMF and World
Long before this latest con-
frontation. President Kirchner
had cautioned the viMl' f il,
policies. Addressing the UN
General Assembly on Septem-
ber 21, 2004. he stated that the
intent of the original Bretton
Woods system was to encour-
age economic development, and
warned that the IMF must
"'change that direction which
took it from being a lender for
development to a creditor de-
It may not be too late for
the multilateral financial in-
stitutions to heed this timely
(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela. The
views expressed are solely those
of the writer.)
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Thou shalt not covet
THE tenth commandment in
the Bible says "thou shalt
not covet...anything that is
This command affirms the
sanctity of conscience. The one
who covets will attempt to gain
possession of. or power over,
the goods and property of his
neighbour or fellow man
through dishonest means. It is
a command that speaks not
only to individuals, but also to
Over the past few years, we
have observed with growing
concern and with some degree
of excitement, the renewed in-
terest and attempts by our
Suriname and Venezuela, to se-
cure claims to indisputable
Guyanese territory. My keen
sense of patriotism, fuelled by
the protracted incidence of mis-
treatment of Guyanese in some
quarters, provokes within me,
and I am sure many like minded
Guyanese both at home and in
the Diaspora. a sense of alarm
at such an atrocity.
On February 25. 2004,
President Bharrat Jagdeo an-
nounced in an address to the na-
tion that Guyana had initiated
proceedings under the United
Nations Convention on the Law
of the Sea in relation to the mari-
time areas of Guvana and
Suriname. The purpose of those
proceedings, according to the
President. xwxas to obtain a defi-
nite ruling on the delimitation of
the maritime spaces. The obvi-
ous interest in these proceed-
ings. we are swell aware, is the
potential huge economic gains
to be derived from the specu-
lated oil rich area in the
The challenge for us as a na-
tion is to come to an understand-
ing of the moral and spiritual
implications of an attack or po-
tential attack on our territorial
We respect the fact that the
United Nations, while not a
world government, provides the
means by which our territorial
integrity can be maintained. Our
government must be com-
mended for very swiftly and
forcefully initiating the process
ot invoking the Lnited Nations
Convention on the La\w of the
While indeed there is no re-
crimination in the posture of
our government on this issue. I
would want to think that this is
not a reflection of our
government's foreign policy on
this particular issue. The terri-
torial sovereignty of this nation
is at stake here and this is not
something that must be easily
While it is improper to pre-
empt anything ahead of the in-
dicated August ruling. I would
wish to suggest that the pray-
ing people within our nation do
not take anything for granted.
hc wcprinaure iveus1c le lar
example, was not
supposed to permit any nation
to encroach upon the land that
the Lord had given them, nor
should they remove or permit to
.be removed, the landmarks
which represented the territorial
boundaries of that nation.
Intrinsic to the existence of
a state or nation is the protec-
tion of its territorial and politi-
cal integrity. In other words the
state must ensure that it has the
capability to protect its borders
or engage in aggressive cam-
paigns to preserve and exploit
Like it or not, the most
critical component of such
capability is the maintenance
of a military force. Am I an
advocate of war? Far from
the truth. But the undeniable
reality\ is that sometimes
force is necessary\ for the
preseri action of peace.
The struggle for us. in par-
tiular those \within the Chris-
tian community. is to reconcile
the concept of arnned response
to territorial conflict. with the
peaceful. non-\ violent nature and
teachings of Jesus Christ. We
believe in peaceful resolutions to
all situations of conflict. We
support wholeheartedly\ the role
of the UN tribunal.
But can \ ce begin to even
consider that there is an tiun-
deniable. unavoidable. in-
separable relationship be-
tw een nationhood and armed
response to territorial con-
flict? Would God sanction Ia
method to1 pe-accjl rsohun n..
of conflicts betWeen-states:'In
Deuterononmy 20:10-15. God
recommended the way of offi-
cial diplomacy. "When a city
rises to fight against you. pro-
claim peace unto it." This must
be the first approach in the for-
eign policy of any government.
However. in verse 12 it
says "If it will not make peace
with thee. but will make war
against thee. then thou shalt be-
The consequences of war
are always painful and cata-
strophic. Hence, war and vio-
lence is never a solution to ter-
May we seek the Divine
intervention of God in this
matter that Guyana may be
considered favourably in the
ultimate ruling by the United
governance, starting at home
By Pamela Cox
THE aftermath of the crisis that continues to affect the
credibility of the World Bank is not just the result of the
change in leadership after its President announced his res-
In fact, the "day after" is not business as usual at the World
Bank. The crisis as the Board of Directors has suggested -
is in part the result of governance structures in need of review
and which, in the opinion of many, do not properly reflect the
political situation of the twenty-first century.
The World L sawiion.a
decisions are made aultations and broad
Similarly. we must be able to rely on systems that are not
only accountable and effective, but exemplary.
The World Bank's noble mission of poverty alleviation is
handicapped if it lacks the means and mechanisms suited to
confront the challenges of today. Our institutional governance
is largely based on systems from a foregone time. As a result.
there are inherent weaknesses that prevent the institution from
developing all its potential in delivering on its mission of fight-
It is true that the Bank has modernised its modus oper-
andi. It is now closer to its country partners, consulting and
engaging with them in dialogue when designing and implenment-
ing country strategies. It is less bureaucratic than in the past,
open to new ideas, and it is increasingly results-oriented.
One example of this latter change is that, since the
1990s, the Bank has supported several cash transfer
programmes in the Latin America and the Caribbean re-
gion accompanied by documented impacts on poverty re
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SUNDAY','CHRONICL'.'May 27, 2007 1.1
U.S. weakens WTO
(The writer is a business consultant and former Caribbean diplomat)
THE office of the United
States Trade Representative
(USTR) has succeeded in in-
creasing distrust in the U.S.
administration at a time
when such distrust is already
high in many parts of the
Several World Trade
Organisation (WTO) Panels had
found for Antigua and Barbuda,
a small Caribbean island, that the
U.S. had made commitments on
Internet gambling in its services
schedule under the General
Agreement on Trade in Ser-
vices. The U.S. had repeatedly
appealed this ruling first made
in 2003 on the basis that it had
made no such commitment, and
repeatedly WTO Panels ruled
Instead of complying with
the rulings, on May 4th the
U.S. took the unprecedented
step of notifying the WTO that
it intends to remove the market
access commitment covering
Internet gambling based outside
of the U.S. from its services
Part of the U.S. argument
for taking this unprecedented
step is that when it made the
commitment, it had no inten-
tion of doing so. In other
words, having fought the case
brought against it by Antigua
and Barbuda on the grounds
that it had not made a com-
mitment to allow Internet
gaming access to the U.S.
market, the USTR's office
then turned around to admit
that it did indeed do so, but
now it is withdrawing it.
What is even more remark-
able about this step is that, dur-
ing the negotiations on trade in
services that have been ongoing
at the WTO, several countries
have sought to withdraw com-
mitments that they made on the
basis that they did not intend to
make them, largely because they
did not understand the full im-
plications of the commitments
into which they were pushed.
The U.S. has been one of the
leading countries to reject this
argument by the nations that
advanced it, insisting that their
commitments should hold.
Under the General Agree-
ment on Trade in Services
(GATS), if a country withdraws
its commitments, other nations
could seek compensation for
any services trade opportunities
that they could prove they lost
through the change. For this
reason, developing countries in
particular, have not withdrawn
commitments they may have
made in error fearing the cost of
compensation that would have
been demanded from them.
However, while the govern-
ment of Antigua and Barbuda
has rightly indicated that it will
file a claim for compensation
from the U.S. government
through the WTO, the USTR's
office has made an ambiguous
statement about whether or not
it will pay compensation to
Specifically, the USTR
statement suggests that no
country could have believed that
it was the intention of the U.S.
government to allow Internet
gaming access to its shores since
its domestic laws were geared
not to permit it.
In this connection, even
though it has valiantly followed
all the WTO rules and had
fought and won its case several
times, Antigua and Barbuda
should not hold its breath that
the U.S. government will pay
up compensation any time soon.
if at all.
Indeed. right now it is not
even clear as to what form com-
pensation would take, since no
country has ever gone to arbi-
tration over the withdrawal of
commitments under the GATS.
What is obvious is that the
USTR's office intends to resist
any claims for compensation.
Of course, Antigua and
Barbuda s not the only coun-
try that could claim compensa-
tion.. The United Kingdom.
where several Internet gaming
companies were headquartered,
should also have a sound case
for demanding compensation
particularly as a number of these
companies were forced to close
or had the value of their shares
significantly reduced a few
months ago when the U.S. ar-
rested top executives for violat-
ing U.S. laws.
If the UK is to claim com-
pensation. it would do so
through the European Union
Commission which jointly rep-
resents European Union coun-
tries at the WTO. In any event.
Antigua and Barbuda should be
encouraging the UK and other
countries to press the case for
But. beyond all this,
Antigua and Barbuda's expe-
rience should be trumpeted
in all the committees of the
WTO while the current Doha
round of negotiations is on-
going at the WTO. In par-
ticular the unfairness of the
U.S. withdrawal of its com-
mitments under the GATS
when it has refused to allow
other countries to do so.
should be highlighted and de-
mands made for a change in
The USTR's office said that
its action does not weaken the
dispute settlement process in
the WTO because the U.S. is
choosing to bring itself into
compliance with its WTO obli-
gations instead of simply ignor-
ing the WTO ruling and accept-
ing possible retaliation from
This, of course, is a legal argu-
ment, but it does not gainsay the
moral ground that the U.S. has lost
by not complying with the rulings
of the WTO Panels.
Further, despite all the legal
arguments the USTR's office
may make, its action has con-
siderably weakened confidence
in the dispute settlement pro-
cess of the WTO.
\Vh\ would d any country go
through this expensive process
only to ha\ e the rug pulled from
under its feet when it wins? In-
deed, it begs the more funda-
mental question: why join the
WTO and be guided by its rules
when big countries can with-
draw commitments and not pay
compensation to affected coun-
The principles involved
in this matter go far beyond
the dispute between Antigua
and Barbuda and the U.S.
over Internet gaming; they
strike at the root of fairness
in the international trading
system and the benefits of the
WTO itself. (Responses to:
The 'Day After'
(From page 10)
Additionally, the World Bank is constantly helping to cre-
ate innovative ways to address global issues, from climate change
to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Helping to build institutional capacity, promoting good gov-
ernance, and supporting anticorruption practices remain high
on the Bank's agenda. These have been priority issues for more
than a decade raised by our regional partners as they seek
to build stronger and more efficient democratic systems.
Because decisions made without prior consultation and ac-
tions without the necessary level of legitimacy are doomed to
fail, we have promoted a debate around these issues with the
participation of various government and non-governmental
stakeholders. They have reaffirmed the centrality of good gov-
ernance as a key component of any medium and long-term de-
It is true that good governance begins at home and that is
why we need to put our house in order to address our institu-
tional issues. The leadership crisis we have just been through
and its outcome is evidence of our institution's deep commit-
ment to transparency and accountability in everything we do.
Moving forward, there are lessons to be learnt. Develop-
ment institutions of the twenty-first century, such as ours, must
be responsive to the demands of country partners; focus on
issues central to citizens' concerns; be technically solid; work
with multiple partners; and swiftly implement their commit-
ments. That is where we are headed.
We are certain of the path we must follow: we are willing
and determined to regain the trust of our partners and counter-
parts, not only with words but with actions and our deeds.
Those of us who are truly committed to the goals of this
organisation will make sure that the World Bank comes out of
this crisis as a stronger and more efficient institution so that
countries in Latin America can fully rely on our support to fight
poverty and inequality and ensure a better quality of life for
Today, in the spotlight and under international scru-
tiny, we are convinced that this is the right time to adopt a
new approach to help countries implement policies that
include all stakeholders with a role in development strat-
egies: governments, civil society, the private sector, law-
makers, the media, and partners from the international
(** Pamela Cox is the World Bank's Vice-President for the
Latin America and the Caribbean Region.)
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Job Specification: A Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral/Social
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MINISTRY OF AGRlll'TJLUIJR EI
The Ministry ofAgriculture is hereby reminding fishermen and residents that it is
illegal to moor vessels in front of sluice/koker channels. Reports are that these
boats are preventing efficient drainage of various communities.
The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority is encouraging the general public
to report anyone found tampering with G(overnment's D&l structures and dams., to
the Gu\ ana Police Force or call the Ministry of Agriculturie on hotlines 227-5049,
123-729 I and 225-3 10.
The Drainage and Irrigation Act of 2004, Section 61. makes provision for
dealing with Offences and Prosecution of persons found guilty of damaging
Fishermen and individuals are kindly asked to cooperate with us to ensure the
efficient functioning ofour drainage and irrigation systems.
Home to Chagos at last?
ONE should never under
estimate the cunning
and treachery of the British
government. Even the
French, no slouches in this
domain themselves, quite
rightly refer to "perfidious
But the British courts are
another matter, and for once it
looks like the government has
lost. The Chagos Islanders
("Ilois," as they call themselves)
are finally going home after
forty years of enforced exile.
Unless the British government
appeals the court ruling yet
again, of course.
"We must stuelv bce \ ci x
lough about this." \\lrote Sir Paiul
Gore-Booth. a senior official at
the Foreign Office, as the plan
to expel the 2,000 Chagos Is-
landers from their homes was
taking shape in 1966. "T'he ob-
ject of the exercise is to get some
rocks which will remain
ours...There will be no indig-
enous population except
It was in the depths of the
Cold War, and the United States
wanted an air and naval base in
the Indian Ocean.
Britain, ever the loyal side-
kick, offered Diego Garcia, the
largest of the 65 coral atolls that
make up the Chagos archipelago.
It separated the isolated islands
from Mauritius, which was
about to gain independence, and
declared them the British Indian
But the United States
didn't want a "population prob-
lem" at its new base, so the For-
eign Office got to work on re-
moving the population.
The islanders had little con-
tact with the outside world and
they trusted the British. so it
was easy. First, to avoid inter-
national criticism, the Foreign
Office invented the "fiction" (it
used exactly that word in its
own internal discussions) that
the Chagos Islands had no per-
manent inhabitants, only con-
tract labourers from somewhere
Then Britain bought up the
copra plantations that were the
mainstay of the islands'
economy and shut them down,
withdrew the medical services,
and stopped the supply ships.
Chagossians were encour-
aged to visit Mauritius or other
Indian Ocean islands (many
people had relatives elsewhere)
and then not allowed back. As
American troops moved in, they
were drawn into the campaign
to intimidate the islanders into
leaving. At one point. U.S. sol-
diers rounded up their dogs and
In the end. those islanders
who still stubbornly clung to
their homes were simply loaded
onto ships without most of their
possessions (one bag per per-
son). and dumped on the xwater-
front of Port Louis in
Mauritius, where most of them
have subsisted in abject poverty
ever since. It was a shameful act
of treachery and in 2000 a
British court declared that the
expulsion had been unlawful
and ordered the British gox ern-
ment to let the islanders go
The judge in the case, Mr.
Jusiice Gibbs. stressed that the
callous cit rellt\ x\ilh \ which the
(Chagoas'ins had been treated
\\ as not sunply due to different
standards of behaviour in a b\-
gone past. "The impression on
right-thinking people upon read-
ing (the Foreign Office corre-
spondence) would have been
similar then as now."
After that crushing legal re-
buke to the government, the
Chagossians probably would
have gone home in due course
-except for 9/11.
Suddenly, Diego Garcia
stopped being a military back-
water and became a key base
for U.S. aircraft bombing Af-
ghanistan, bombing Iraq, or just
flying prisoners untraceably
around the planet. In the post-
2001 mania for "security," the
U.S. and British governments
started insisting that it would
not be safe to have the original
inhabitants return even to is-
lands a hundred kilometres
(miles) from Diego Garcia. If
the islands were inhabited.
people might launch raids on
Diego Garcia from them or ob-
serve the mo\ events of Ameri-
Utter nonsense, of course.
and the British Foreign Secre-
tary. the late Robin Cook. felt
so sorry for the Chagossians
that he arranged to grant them
But once Cook had resigned
in protest against the plan to in-
vade Iraq, the Blair government
moved swiftly, issuing an "or-
der in council" in 2004 to block
the islanders" return on security
grounds. Back to the courts.
and in 2000 three High Court
judges ruled that the decree \\ ais
The Brilish go\ rcnient,.
xhich gaic the L'nited States a
\elo on who is allowed on the
islands in the 1966 agreement
setting up the base, was trapped
between its cotunitments to its
senior ally and its duty to obey
British law, so it appealed the
ruling. Last Wednesday (23
May), the Court of Appeal
found the British government
guilty of "abuse of power" and
ordered it to let the islanders go
If Tony Blair were still run-
ning the show, he would doubt-
less try to appeal the court rul-
ing to the House of Lords rather
than defy his friends in the Bush
administration, but he will be
gone in July and Gordon
Brown, his successor, may find
this a suitably modest way to
demonstrate his relative inde-
pendence from the White
Half the people who were
expelled from paradise forty
years ago have died waiting,
but the descendants and
their surviving friends may
finally be going home.
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journalist whose articles are
published in 45 countries.)
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THE recent road carnage in Guyana demands closer at-
tention to the problem of dangerous driving on our roads.
For a nation so small, so fex\ roads and vehicles. x\ e have
too many bodies dead or maimed.
One problem lies in the competition for passengers with
all kinds of gymnastics pulled on the public.
In this competition there is speeding to make more trips
and/or to pass other vehicles. Too often drix ers block each other
from passing or simple speed up to stay ahead. In doing so
they tail-gate each other driving dangerously close. In most in-
stances it is not friendly competition but deadly aberration a
Too often these infractions are not punished as the police
are paid off or they are not enough on the roads and drivers
know they cannot get away with it.
Many of the dri\ ers are voung and aggressive with a death
wish. One driver said moreover. "1 kno\ \ o u do not want to
An\ ex\picnnced dri\e r w\\ould have experienced anger, fear
or prove oclalon dri\ ing too close culltting in front of us. passing
\x without proper courtss. etc. These emotional realities can lead
to disrupt e during performance. Dri\ers have been known to
come out anld hout. rammlling .he other car. and gelling illlo
physical rights. etc.
Lesser responses are sticking out the finger. honking the
horn or yelling.
"Why did he do that?" is a common question but the an-
swer may never be known. It is the answer we give ourselves
that matters as may our own personality, our own aggressive
tendencies or predisposition.
The attributions are perceived because that does lead to dif-
ferent behaviour of the other drivers as obnoxious; it will lead
to mean and aggressive responses. If perceived as an error, we
are likely to forgive and forget.
There are a number of personality traits that can help as
predicted the kinds of responses in a road rage. For example,
the "Macho-man" tends to exaggerate emotionally on highly ac-
tive behaviour which will result in aggressive behaviour in re-
sponse to provocation.
Another personality pattern is what is described as Type
A Personality. Such a person is "always on the go", impatient
at waiting. They worry a great deal about wasted time at traf-
fic and red lights, slow drivers, etc.
Individuals with external locus to control are more likely to
blame others than to examine their own behaviour. They see
the accident on road problem as that of the government, road
workers, and other drivers. Internal locus of control individu-
als tend to look to themselves more often to find causes of the
accident provocation or rage.
The paranoia in some individuals attributes the other
driver's behaviour as deliberate attempt to hurt them. In fact,
they see most behaviour as attempts to put them in embar-
rassing situations, to go after him. "He is intentionally trying
to hurt me".
There is also the person who is the "Worrier". He wor-
ries about everything. He overly reacts to all situations
bringing more distress rather than solution to the prob-
lem. He is more likely to get sympathy than blame. He
overly reacts to the consequences of the other drivers and
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The ACS on the agenda of
in the Caribbean
By Watson R. Denis
THE Greater Caribbean in-
organizations which work in
the area of economic integra-
Organizations such as
CARICOM (Caribbean Com-
munity), SICA (Cential Ameri-
(From page 12)
their own driving skills.
The human qualities that are useful to reduce road rage are
numerous positive self-esteem, openness to experience and
In each of these there are traits that would reduce the in-
creased road rage. The agreeable person is rational rather than
emotional and quickly finds a compromise.
The high self-esteem person looks at the positive side and
not at the ill-consequences. "Oh what can we do to resolve this?"
The open individual looks to both sides of the problem ob-
jectively, a reasonable explanation, even in the face of a hostile
These are characteristics found not as simple but a combi-
nation of traits.
Perhaps it is time that we consider counselling or repeated
road tests for angry drivers not necessarily to become more ef-
ficient drivers but to become better human beings; understand-
ing the other person and the problem.
Research studies have been able to predict the kinds of rage
that develop on the road. Personality factors, such as aggres-
siveness, physical or verbal, are common because anger is
Histrionics is another, not only because of personality but
because of previous negative experiences.
Another type is the one who is nervous, but especially in
situations that involve life-threatening events, such as accidents
or potential accidents.
For many individuals the situation may be more of a
can Integration System) and
SIECA (Central American Eco-
nomic Integration System) play
a decisive role in the integration
All of these organizations
have achieved something to
energise the integration process
in the region. For example, the
establishment and implementa-
tion of the CARICOM CSME
(Single Market and Economy)
last year is a giant step towards
Integration also implies co-
operation. As a result, the As-
sociation of Caribbean States
(ACS) was created in 1994 to
facilitate closer relations be-
tween the sub-regions of the
Greater Caribbean through dia-
logue and co-ordination, and to
develop regional co-operation.
The ACS therefore repre-
sents a space for the dialogue
needed between the insular Car-
ibbean, Central America, and the
three Latin American states
(Colombia, Mexico and the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezu-
ela) washed by or bordering the
Caribbean Sea. It also responds
to the need for more dynamic
co-operation in four key areas
of activity identified by the
member states and associate
members of the association -
Natural Disasters, Transport,
Sustainable Tourism, and Trade
Since its creation, the
ACS has not ceased to re-
structure and strengthen it
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14 YMetapors ad Cultre
Myths, Metaphors and Culture
By Ron Cheong
IN GUYANESE mythology,
the ole higue is a shape shift-
ing creature that sucks the
blood out of innocent babies.
By day the ole higue takes
the form of an old woman. But
come the night, she removes her
skin, places it in a calabash, and
takes off through the air as a fire-
ball. Stalking her victim, she en-
ters the home through the key-
hole, and furtively gorges her-
self on the blood of the child.
To protect the children, par-
ents spread rice on their floor.
As once the ole higue enters the
room, she is compelled to count
each grain of rice one grain at
a time. And she has to start
over each time she loses count.
If she fails to finish counting the
rice before morning, she risks not
only discovery, but also her de-
mise by thrashing with a cabbage
The ole higue can also be
thwarted if her skin is discov-
ered before she returns to it.
Wary villagers can render the
skin inhospitable by lacing it
with hot peppers while it re-
mains in the calabash.
If you have a sense that
something is slightly familiar
about this story you are right.
The ole higue has many
similarities with the more
widely known vampire from
Eastern Europe, which has been
popularised in.the Dracula
movie series with Christopher
Lee as Count Dracula and Peter
Cushing as the vampire hunter
Doctor Van Helsing.
Dracula the vampire sleeps
soundly in his coffin by day,
awakening for his nocturnal
feeding just as the sun sets.
With a swish of his long black
cape, he changes into a bat and
takes off into the night to draw
the blood of victims.
A cross or a wreath of gar-
lic helps to ward off the evil
vampire. And he can be de-
stroyed by driving a wooden
stake through his heart, if his
coffin can be located before the vampire are myths stories of
sun goes down. the supernatural that Guyanese
The Dracula tale is thought in one case and Eastern Europe-
to be based on a cruel Romanian ans in the other, used to make
nobleman called Vlad fhe sens-of-ffienknownandtoex-
Impaler whose enemies were plain events.
subjected to painful and bloody Myths are tales that many
in a society might have believed
at some point but are now
known to be not true. They are
found in all cultures, and each
culture has its own body of my-
thology which has been handed
down orally, mostly in the form
When someone says, "She
is a parrot," they are using meta-
phor to create a mental image
that pictures one thing in terms
of another. In this case, it
paints a picture of the person
using the "behaviour" most
commonly associated with a do-
mesticated parrot the parrot
repeats (parrots) words that it
deaths impaled on stakes
planted in the ground. And the
ole higue tale is likely of Afri-
can and Dutch origins an in-
dication of the diverse fusion
from which Guyanese culture is
Both the ole higue and the
In the same way. the meta-
phors used to hand down
myths, embody the traditions,
beliefs, experiences and habits of
the people at a particular time
in their history. I believe the
way Joseph Campbell put it
was: Myth is the metaphor for
the experiences of life.
So myths passed down in
the metaphors of its time may
contain nuances not immedi-
ately obvious to generations
that have moved on.
"He is mannish" for in-
stance, doesn't translate liter-.
ally, but those familiar with the
metaphor easily understand the
meaning from current usage.
The metaphor's meaning ap-
pears obvious, but it is conceiv-
able that this meaning could be-
come more obscure over time.
The origin of the ole higue
myth has been lost over times.
What remains with us is the lit-
eral interpretation of the images
of the myth. And while it is
possible that this is all that was
intended in the first place, it is
also possible that the metaphors
of the myth contained another
storyline for those in the know.
Blood, for example., has long
had an emotional and symbolic
significance for people. It rep-
resents a life force. And so it is
not unreasonable to postulate
that sucking blood in the ole
higue myth could be metaphoric
for squeezing the energy or
spark out of a victim, or caus-
ing the victim to be placed in
dire straits, rather than actually
drinking their blood
Also, with a little imagina-
tion, counting the grains of rice
can be seen as miserliness that
will ultimately lead to a down-
fall. And changing form could
be taken as disguising the true
self or intentions. You can see
where I'm going with this bit of
speculation so I'll stop here.
Today, myths are largely
recognized for what they are.
Young people have even
made some fashionable, with
their symbolism being incorpo-
rated into popular modern sub-
cultures. This has been the case
with Goths (vampires) sporting
their long dark clothes, pale
make-up and Gothic Death
But there are still people on
the fringes all over the world
that seem to take the old myths
and metaphors literally or adapt
them for their lifestyles. Over
the past few years there has
been a number of vampire in-
spired murders in the United
States, England, Australia. Ger-
many and elsewhere.
And now in Guyana, the
murder of Radika Singh seems
to have been ole higue inspired.
This is disconcerting, but
should not detract from the
value that myths, like the ole
higue, moongazer, bacoo and
others contribute to the cultural
experience of being Guyanese.
These all fornn part of the
folklore that help to create a
common Guyanese experience.
It fonus a rich backdrop when
old friends get together and talk
about childhood days when the
nights were dark and long, and
scary sounds penetrated the
night great for scaring each
other silly with jumbie stories.
Greek myth has Medusa
with snakes in her hair and
Polyphemus the giant one-eyed
Cyclops. The Irish have their
tiny leprechauns with their pots
of gold. And there are dragons,
fairies, zombies and mermnnaids
to name a few.
Guyanese have shared in
any number of these tales, and
in turn bring the ole higue and
other myths to the table.
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Rohee gives-update-on-prison rehabilitation schemes
HOME Affairs Minister
Clement Rohee has assured
that several rehabilitation
programmes are in place to
enhance the reintegration of
convicted prisoners into soci-
He gave this assurance in
response to questions raised
MR CLEMENT ROHEE
in Parliament by Ms. Volda
from the main opposition
People's National Congress
Reform-One Guyana (PNCR-
According to Mr. Rohee,
literacy and numeracy
programmes, skills training,
moral and personal develop-
ment programmes, and leisure
activities are conducted at the
Georgetown, Mazaruni, New
Amsterdam. Lusignan and
The literacy and numeracy
programme targets illiterate and
semi-literate inmates and in
Georgetown there is an ad-
vanced scheme as well as one for
pre-Caribbean Secondary. Ex-
amination Certificate subjects,
In skills training he listed
farming, animal husbandry,
carpentry, barbering, ma-
sonry, welding, automobile
repairs, joinery, electrical in-
stallation, food preparation,
needlework, cosmetology, and
entrepreneurship among the
areas in which prisoners re-
And for personal devel-
opment, he said training is
conducted in anger manage-
ment, conflict resolution,
behaviour modification for
sex offenders, setting goals
and objectives, and dealing
with HIV/AIDS and drug and
Religious teachings based on
the Christian, Hindu and Mus-
lim religions form part of the
moral development programme,
while leisure activities include
drama, sports, music and read-
ing, Rohee said.
He added that there are
no practising Social Workers
performing welfare duties
within the prison system but
there are four qualified Social
Workers doing administrative
The minister said 29 profes-
sionals have been recruited by
the prison administration to
Their job designations, he
(From page 13)
self in order to respond to the
expectations of its members
and the founding objectives
which led to its creation.
This constant restructuring
and institutional strengthening
has always been recognized by
sub-regional organizations. This
year, they placed special empha-
sis on this. They see the ACS
as a favourable public space for
eliciting political dialogue and
developing functional regional
Thus, on February 22,
CARICOM and SICA signed
an historic Plan of Action in
which they opted to use the in-
stitutional channels of the ACS
to explore, for example, the op-
portunities they can obtain in
promoting and developing trade
in the Greater Caribbean. Simi-
larly, they focused on the ACS
for strengthening their work in
Tourism and Transport.
In addition, at the 10th
Meeting of the CARICOM
Council for Foreign and Com-
munity Relations held on May
10-11, 2007 in Belize City,
said. are prison trade Instruc-
tors. and are responsible for
conducting several basic skills
In addition. he said. there
are other specialists in the lit-
eracy and skills training
fields, some of them volun-
Belize, the Ministers of Foreign
Affairs attending the meeting
recognized that the ACS is a ve-
hicle for political commitment
and the implementation of func-
tional co-operation between
countries of the Greater Carib-
On that occasion, they also
called for greater participation
by member states and associate
members in the association's
projects and activities. They
also highlighted the positive
work done by the ACS Secre-
tariat and the Caribbean Sea
Commission set up by the ACS
for protecting and safeguarding
the Caribbean Sea, and they
welcomed Resolution 61/197
adopted at the 61st Session of
the UN General Assembly en-
titled "Towards the Sustainable
development of the Caribbean
Sea for Present and Future Gen-
Similarly, 21 representatives
of countries of the Greater Car-
ibbean, including 11 Heads of
State and Government, also
meeting in Belize City on-May
12, 2007, for the CARICOM-
SICA Summit, issued a declara-
teers while others are given
stipends for specialist ser-
On the issue of abuse of
prisoners, which Ms. Lawrence
also asked about. Rohee re-
ported that prison ranks sanc-
tioned for such conduct were
tion commending the creation of
the Caribbean Sea Commission,
and highlighted the scope of the
latest UN resolution on the
Caribbean Sea to recognize this
sea as a special area in the con-
text of sustainable development.
The ACS, for its part, far
from being too proud of the
confidence placed in it and the
place it currently occupies on
eight in 2004. 37 in 2005 and
three last year.
He added that all reports
of abuse are investigated to
determine truthfulness and
disciplinary proceedings are
instituted as deemed neces-
bodies on the Free Trade Agree-
ment during the CARICOM-
SICA Summit of Heads of State
and Government held in Belize
must be encouraged.
In the final analysis, once
such a project is completed, it
will strengthen not only co-op-
eration between these two geo-
graphical zones, but also in the
Greater Caribbean in general.
CaribbearrTh s Week
the agenda of sub-regional
organizations, has found another
reason to continue working with
determination to strengthen its
operational structures and, more
and more, to better respond to
Moreover, it must be
stressed that the closer ties be-
ing forged at this time between
CARICOM and SICA partners
.are a praiseworthy initiative. In
this regard, the discussions un-
dertaken between these two
ing, the vitalisation of the
ACS and its even stronger
projection onto the regional
and international scene re-
quire such close relations be-
tween players in the region.
(** Dr. Watson Denis is the
Political Advisor of the Asso-
ciation of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are not
necessarily the official views of
the ACS. Feedback can be sent
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Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce invites suitably qualified
persons to fill the position of:
Industrial Development Analyst
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Two years experience in a business related field
Excellent writing skills and research techniques
Strong computer skills
Good interpersonal skills
Application with telephone number, CV and two (2) recent references.
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Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce
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The ACS on the agenda of sub-regional .1
16 SMAY CInLE May
Here is the text of President Bharrat Jagdeo's
address on the 41st anniversary of Guyana's
TONIGHT, on the eve of our
country's 41st Independence.
we meet to celebrate our lib-
eration from colonial r ;s.
No human contrivanc'- .,-I
be compared to fre:.dion> ach
in our case was won -_, ough
three centuries of dogged resis-
tance, enduring resilience and su-
preme sacrifice of the Guyanese
people. Independence therefore
is a symbol of our country's free-
dom and a lasting tribute to the
men and women who with de-
termination broke the shackles of
colonial repression, exploitation
At the stroke of midnight.
Guyana will fittingly comnnemo-
rate the anniversary of the at-
tainment of this freedom by re-
tiving that momentous occasion
when the Golden Arrowhead
was raised for the very first
time (right here in the National
The celebration of our na-
tionhood is an occasion to ac-
knowledge our worth as nation.
I wish to express my apprecia-
tion to all of you, especially the
young people, for your contin-
ued contributions to our coun-
try. your respect for our cultural
diversity and your unrelenting
displays of patriotism whenever
Guyana summons you.
Over the past year. Guyana
has had to call on you more than
once, including for the Rio Sum-
mit and World Cup Cricket. And
each time you responded in ex-
traordinary ways that made our
nation beam with pride. The one-
ness that was exhibited during ma-
jor national undertakings over the
past year was reminiscent of the
unity evident when Guyana se-
cured its independence forty-one
Tonight on the eve of our 41st
anniversary we renew that charter
of nationhood, we revisit that col-
lective aspiration as we herald re-
newed hope for a Guyana predi-
cated on justice and democracy.
standing ready to face the chal-
lenges of today and the future.
Among the challenges we
face today is an extremely
competitive and uncertain ex-
ternal economic environment,
characterized by volatile com-
modity markets. World prices
for many of our imports, par-
ticularly fuel. have risen astro-
nomically, a situation com-
pounded by less than
favourable prices for some of
our main commodity exports,
The government, how-
ever. is not daunted by these
challenges. As part of the re-
alignment of our economy,
we have identified the threats to
our major sectors and have be-
gun the process of reconfiguring
the economy beginning with the
modernisation of the traditional
sectors. Long the mainstays of
our economy. these sectors are
being reinvigorated through
massive injection of capital in-
vestment, both public and pri-
vate, so as to increase their
competitiveness. At the same
time, we are diversifying the
economic base of the country
by moving increasingly into ser-
vices and greater value-added
production thereby ensuring
that we develop a balanced
economy. one that is ever ex-
panding especially into new
growth areas such as tourism,
information technology. agro-
processing and aquaculture.
I am. however, convinced
that Guyana can accelerate its
economic progress through ma-
jor infrastructural projects. Hy-
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Another sector capable of
attracting massive investment,
revolutionising the way we do
things and adding to our interna-
tional competitiveness is Infor-
mation Communication Technol-
ogy. Progress is. however, being
stymied by the monopoly that
is enjoyed by the main telephone
company. I am convinced that
taking decisive steps to end the
monopoly and liberalise the tele-
communication sector will en-
courage significant investments.
With each passing day, in-
vestors are showing keen inter-
est in our country. The invest-
ments presently in the pipeline
along with those anticipated in
the near future will ensure that
we continue to generate jobs.
create new industries, and sus-
tain economic growth.
Our economy is on a sound
footing. Last year economic
growth was almost five per cent.
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more Guyanese take advantage of
favourable lending rates. All of
these send a signal of confidence
to investors and provide incen-
tives to growth.
Through a prudent debt
strategy consisting of sustainable
borrowing, repayment and debt
relief we have restored this coun-
try to financial and economic vi-
ability thereby freeing future gen-
erations of Guyanese from the
burden of an unsustainable and
unmanageable foreign debt, an
achievement that should evoke
national pride and confidence.
However, as important as debt
relief is, if its benefits are to re-
sult in an improvement in the
quality of national life, it requires
supporting policies such as a solid
economic strategy and a con-
certed focus on the social sector.
Already, our spending in the
social sector is about 23% of
GDP, its highest level ever. We
have achieved two of the Millen-
nium Development Goals,
namely the eradication of extreme
poverty and the attainment of
universal primary education. Our
national goal is for all students to
have access to quality secondary
education and tertiary training.
This must take account of the
evolving nature of education
which demands a greater focus on
science and information technol-
ogy and an improvement in the
delivery of the curricula.
The construction of several
health facilities is expanding health
care throughout the country.
However, there is a lack of ad-
equate doctors, a situation that
is expected to be relieved through
external recruitment and the re-
turn of Guyanese students pres-
ently studying medicine in Cuba.
The first large batch of 69 gradu-
ating doctors will return in 2009,
and every year after will see ad-
ditional Guyanese medical per-
sonnel returning home to work
in the health sector.
The main focus of our
health sector strategy is primary
health care, but recognizing the
need for advanced tertiary care.
the government has worked with
the private sector to establish
cancer and advanced cardiac
treatment and intends to intro-
laparoscopic and retina surgical
interventions at the Georgetown
We also intend to spend
more on water and housing in-
frastructure inclusive of the up-
grading and regularisation of
squatter settlements so as to im-
prove the quality of life for
As an independent nation,
we must create a caring and hu-
mane society, one in which we
are our brothers' and sisters'
keepers, where the poor and eld-
erly receive assistance, and where
the weak and indigent are given
protection and help. As I have
previously indicated, the bedrock
of my administration's human
services programmes will be to
foster a compassionate society in
which there is a preferential op-
tion for all vulnerable groups.
We must, however, first be-
gin by holding government agen-
cies accountable for their perfor-
mance, since the failure to meet
expected standards will have an
adverse impact on the poor and
vulnerable, especially for pen-
sioners. Old-age pension books
for 2007 were distributed early
but 1 am far from satisfied with
the situation at the post offices
when pensioners go to uplift
I am equally dismayed at the
plight of thousands of NIS con-
tributors who cannot receive
their pensions simply because a
proper record of contributions
was not kept by the scheme.
This situation has to be remedied.
As we demand greater ac-
countability by public offices,
we must also extend a protective
hand to the most vulnerable in
our midst. Too many of our chil-
dren are exposed to dangers and
hardships that are preventable.
Through initiatives such as Mis-
sion Operation Child Protection.
the Child Protection Agency. and
legislation dealing with juvenile
offenders and sexual offences
against minors, as well as with
other initiatives, we will compre-
hensively address the vulnerabili-
ties of our children.
ister Samuel Hinds and e Fank Anthony duing the flag raising .
sister Samuel Hinds and Wanisler Frank Anthony during the flag raising cermoo,,.
As citizens of an indepen-
dent nation we must appreciate
that while government has a
great many duties, there is a
concomitant obligation on the
part of citizens to assume
greater responsibility within so-
ciety. For example, while gov-
ernment will continue to take
steps to reduce road fatalities
on our roadways, the users of
our public roadways have an
obligation to use the roadways
in a safe manner. At the same
time. while a great deal more can
and is being done to reduce
flooding in Guyana, all our ef-
forts will be compromised if we
do not desist from the indis-
criminate dumping of rubbish.
and commit to keeping our sur-
roundings and communities
clean and free of litter.
This sense of responsibility
must extend to the payment of
taxes which is a national obli-
gation since those taxes go back
to provide services and benefits
to all sectors of the society.
While taxes are now more trans-
parent and in most cases lower.
it has not been matched by a
on the part of many businesses
to allow consumers to benefit
from reduced taxes and excise
the cancer of tax evasion.
I cannot promise you that
we will fix every fault within
our society overnight since we
do not have the resources to at-
tend to every problem at the
same time. What I can assure
you though is that your needs
will not go unnoticed and that
your government x\ill ensure
that it plays its part to ensure
that liing conditions improve.
However. I also expect that e\-
er\ citizen xiould equally
honour his or her social obliga-
I can also assure you that
all segments of this
multicultural society will ben-
efit from the gains of national
development. As has been the
norm. mny go eminent will en-
sure that no grouping feels cut
off or deprived of the resources
of the Stale. Our record on this
score speak:, for itself.
Crime-fighting remains a
formidable challenge but the
successes of the past few years
have been heartening and I con-
fident that with the resources at
the disposal of the'law enforce-
ment agencies and with the sup-
port of the public we will be
able to enjoy a safer society.
The government shall continue
to provide the law enforcement
agencies with the requisite re-
sources to reduce crime.
We shall also ensure that
the efforts of good police work
and investigations are not un-
dermined through poor pros-
ecution and other problems
within the judicial system. This
is one of the reasons why un-
der the Justice Administration
Reform Project we shall not
only be strengthening the func-
tioning of the court system but
also that of the Office of the
Director of Public Prosecu-
tions. The reform will also tar-
get sloth and the backlog in the
judicial system. It is unconscio-
nable that in some instances.
years after cases are heard, no
written judgments are avail-
able. We also need to hold the
judiciary accountable for its
A cornerstone of sover-
eignty is the right to pursue our
own foreign policy. Guyana re-
mains deeply committed to the
regional integration process. We
shall also deepen political, eco-
nomic, social, sporting and cul-
tural ties with the countries of
Latin America. In international
fora. Guyana will continue to
advocate the principles of
peaceful settlement of disputes.
non- aggression against states.
respect for the territorial integ-
rity of nation., and peaceful co-
existence. The promotion of a
New Global Human Order re-
mains a pivotal foreign policy
objective and we shall support
its retention on the interna-
At the political level. the
charter over the next four years
w ill seek to solidify and deepen
the democratic gains of the past
fifteen years. including safe-
guarding the supremacy of our
Constitution and respecting its
enshrined fundamental rights.
Just recently. I met with the
Leader of the Opposition and we
agreed to advance the work of
local government reform which
will ultimately renew and
strengthen democracy at the lo-
cal level. I will continue to ac-
tively seek collaboration with the
leaders of all opposition parties
on matters of national impor-
Tonight I ask you to work
\w ith me to achieve that vision of
Guvana that must have been
dreamt a thousand times by our
ancestors. Theirs was a dream of
a democracy,. united and free,
where our people live in peace
and harmony., respecting religious
and ethnic diversities, a Guyana
with developed infrastructure
where parents can raise their chil-
dren sure in the knowledge that
with hard work every one can
climb the ladder to success.
Let us ensure that when
people speak about Guyana
their immediate thoughts are
about a country with a growing
economy. a buliness-friendly cn-
vironment, strong communities:
a country\ where educational and
health services are on par with
the developed world and acces-
sible by all.
Let us work together to
fashion a safer country,. where
the elderly can grow old grace-
fully, and where the depressed,
indigent and the poor can find
support and compassion.
Let us use the 41st Indepen-
dence Anniversary to reflect on
the glorious struggles of our an-
cestors who ignited the torch of
freedom. ltro-Ilin.' valiantly for
the day w,,hen their descendants
could boast about being "archi-
tects of their own fortune and
heswers of their destiny."
Then let us commit to ltrans-
forming through our collective ef-
forts this place that we call home
into the great nation that it was
ordained to become. And let us
move forward into a brighter ft
lure anchored to the idea' 'I
freedom, uno and prosp-r;,
Long Lie the Republic of
Guyana! Happy 41st Indea p-i
Children doing their part during the celebration
SSUmDAY CH RONICLE May 27 2007
team up for climate pact
Alister Doyle, Environ- mate and Environmental Re-
-ment Correspondent search in Oslo.
Hovelsrud told Reuters the
LO, (Reuters) Arctic meeting of 40 delegates would
pies and tropical islanders be the first of its kind since a
try to strengthen an un- "Many Strong Voices" plan for
al alliance on the front Arctic peoples and island states
of global warming from was launched at U.N. talks in
y by seeking ways to cope Montreal in 2005. Hovelsrud is
melting ice and rising a leader of the programme.
Both Arctic peoples and
Inuit hunters from Canada those in tropical islands depend
Greenland and a Sami rein- on the coasts Inuit people
herder from Norway will rely on sea ice for hunts of po-
.among those meeting local lar bears or seals while many is-
munity leaders and other lands rely on fishing or tourism
erts from French Polynesia, based on the lure of white sands,
and the Caribbean at talks coral reefs and palm beaches.
elize from May 27-30. "In the Arctic the ice is dis-
Polar ice ana 'permafrost appearing," she said. "In the
und an odd combination with tropics, rising seas are damaging
opical palm beaches and coral beaches. And seawater is perco-
'lls but scientists say both the lating into the ground water and
reic and small islands are damages crops."
ong the most vulnerable to The Arctic region and small
bal warming, widely blamed island developing states account
human use of fossil fuels. for just one per cent of green-
"There are so many similari- house gases. By teaming up
between the two regions ( they might raise their political
we hope to ... see how col- >-clout.
ration can be made at comn_ INUIT
nity level," said Grete "The Inuit don't have the
elsrud, research director at front seat when it comes to
Centre for International Cli- policy making and I don't think
the small islands do either."
Hovelsrud said. The talks are
partly sponsored by the United
Nations and the Organisation of
The talks would try to
work out a five-year plan of
work and examine possibilities
for a broader study of threats to
small islands modelled on a
2004 study of the Arctic by 250
A report by the U.N. cli-
matL panel in April said that
small islands were "especially
vulnerable to the effects of cli-
mate change, sea level rise and
extreme events." Erosion of
beaches or damage to corals
could damage fisheries and tour-
It also said that warming
is happening faster in the
Arctic than elsewhere -
dark ground or sea, once un-
covered, soaks up far more
heat than reflective ice or
Linday fha ciafo
LOS ANGELES. (Reuters) -
Actress Lindsay Lohan has
been cited for driving under
the influence after losing
control of her Mercedes con-
vertible early yesterday, the
Beverly Hills Police Depart-
Lohan was involved in a
single-car traffic accident at
about 5.30 am, and was cited af-
ter being admitted to a nearby
hospital for treatment of minor
injuries, Sgt. Mike Foxen said.
He said Lohan was not
'Pirates' plunders $57 million in North America
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) -
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At
World's End," the third film
in Walt Disney Co.'s lucra-
tive adventure franchise, sold
an estimated $57 million of
tickets in its first two days of
release across North
America, the company said
The tally includes $14 mil-
lion from Thursday evening
previews that took place before
-the film's official release the
next day. The balance of $43
million includes sales of $3 mil-
lion from midnight screenings.
Disney declined to forecast
sales for the weekend, which
will be boosted by the U.S. Me-
morial Day holiday tomorrow.
The film, starring Johnny
Depp as the woozy pirate Cap-
tain Jack Sparrow, has also
earned $85.5 million from 102
international markets, led by
Britain, France, Germany, Japan
and South Korea, Disney said.
"Pirates" marks the first
Disney film to be released
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"day-and-date" around the
world, and so comparisons
with the performances of the
first two films in the series
The first sequel, "Pirates of
the Caribbean: Dead Man's
Chest," for example, was rolled
out internationally over an
eight-week period last year fol-
lowing the soccer World Cup,
The only markets the new
film is not yet playing in are In-
dia, Lebanon and China.
"Pirates" is playing in a
record 4,3.62 theatres across the
United States and Canada, about
110 more than Sony Corp.'s
"Spider-Man 3," wflich set an
opening-weekend record of
$151 million earlier this month.
That film was also released
worldwide over the course of a
Reigning North American
champion "Shrek the Third"
also entered the record books
after debuting last weekend
with $122 million the best
opening by an animated film.
It was produced by
Inc. and released by Viacom
Inc.'s Paramount Pictures.
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"A different frame of mind"
taken into custody. Foxen also
said he did not know if Lohan
was still in the hospital, which
he declined to name.
The actress. who under-
went a stint in rehab earlier
this year. was given a citation
and a court date. Foxen said,
adding that he did not know
Lohan's arrest was first re-
ported on the Web site of celeb-
rity photo agency X17 Inc.
Representatives of the ac-
tress could not be immediately
reached for comment.
Lohan, 20. shot to star-
dom in Disney movies like
"The Parent Trap" and
"Freaky Friday," and as her
fame grew, so did persistent
hounding from the paparazzi,
especially after she became
well known for club hopping
in Los Angeles.
In July last year., the pro-
ducer of "Georgia Rule."
wrote a letter to Lohan in
which he called her behaviour
and unprofessional" because
she was showing up late to
the movie's set.
"Georgia Rule," in which
Lohan portrays a troubled
young woman, opened earlier
SWeAI -Coo e scia 27, 207 19
Weekend homes swallow El Salvador coffee fields
By Brian Harris
NUEVO CUSCATLAN, El
Salvador, (Reuters) El Sal-
vador, already the most
densely populated country in
the Americas, is fast losing
its remaining green areas as
traditional coffee farms make
way for weekend homes and
Since El Salvador's civil war
ended in 1993, the manufactur-
ing and financial sectors have
taken off. Add money sent by
a Salvadoran population estab-
lished in the United States dur-
ing the war and home construc-
tion has gone wild.
New houses from mod-
est weekend retreats to homes
with swimming pools and
sports areas are engulfing
this Central American country.
"This is the way things are.
people need housing, too," said
Guiseppe Angelucci, patriarch
of a coffee-growing family in
Nuevo Cuscatlan, just south-
west of the capital San Salvador,
that is selling its 112 hectares of
coffee trees for housing.
Some 28 hectares have al-
ready been cleared for a recre-
ational and weekend home
project. At other farms nearby,
it is the same story.
At a development called
"Emerald Eco-Zone," dozens of
$250,000 houses are due to go
up on what was recently a pro-
ductive coffee farm of 32 hect-
Only the size of Massachu-
setts, El Salvador has lost some
35,000 hectares of coffee farms,
or 21 per cent of the planted
area, since its 2001 census,
some to abandonment or other
crops but much to urban
In its first harvest after its
civil war, El Salvador produced
3.3 million 60 kg bags of beans.
This year's harvest is estimated
at just 1.24 million bags, and
yields are well below interna-
Once the backbone of the
economy, coffee growers have
suffered from years of low in-
ternational coffee prices, many
are in debt and the decision to
sell is easy.
"El Salvadoran producers
have had a series of setbacks
that have made us lose our links
with agriculture," said Jeff
Holman, president of coffee ex-
porter Volcan, who blames an
economic structure based on
workers who live abroad.
"The housing boom is a
boom based on the fact that
there is no real income apart
from what goes on outside the
country," he said.
A quarter of El Salvador's 9
million citizens are estimated to
live outside the country, prima-
rily in the United States.
They sent home $3.3 billion
in remittances last year, and
much of it was used by fami-
lies to make down payments on
new homes, particularly in cof-
fee-rich western El Salvador.
El Salvador has a density of
330 people per square kilometre,
the highest of any country in the
Americas and similar to Japan or
Belgium. By comparison, nearby
Costa Rica has 81 people per square
For a country that is al-
ready severely deforested, the
construction boom is a looming
The bulk of El Salvador's
forest cover comes from coffee
farms, where aging bourbon-va-
riety trees grow beneath a tow-
ering canopy of secondary for-
est. These "coffee forests" pro-
vide the little water table pro-
tection and migratory bird habi-
tat that is left.
A report last year by Wash-
ington-based think tank Re-
sources for the Future warned
that El Salvador faces grave en-
vironmental challenges in the
near future unless the destruc-
tion of coffee farms is halted.
Coffee farming took off
here in the 19th century, and
coffee families with huge land-
holdings soon dominated the
country's economy and politics.
Its coffee farms are split be-
tween family plot owners in co-
operatives and huge oligarchs.
For many small farmers, low
coffee prices have killed any
qualms they might have had
about selling out, exporter
"The urban pressure is
strong," said Roberto Inclan.
president of the El Salvadoran
Coffee Growers' Association,
known here as La Cafetalera.
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Some farmers are deter-
mined to hold out.
In another suburb west of
the capital, the El Espino or-
ganic farm peters on the edge of
former coffee-growing lands that
now house shopping malls and
A new highway will bisect
the road that runs from the co-
operative office to its farms.
and yet farmers vow to keep
developers at bay. "This is a
source of employment that we
cannot eliminate." cooperative
member Antonio Bertran said.
And, near the Emerald Eco-
Zone project, farm worker Jose
Miguel Ramirez says the land is
too valuable to be wasted on
"There is always going to
be coffee here." he said. "The
forest maintains the cold for the
water table, but if we remove it
all that will be left is a desert."
But for many. like the
Angelucci family in Nuevo
Cuscatlan. the decision is easy.
"I am not too concerned
as I am already very old," said
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20 SMiAY CHRQIII May 29o7
DEMERARA HARBOUR BRIDGE
CLOSURE TO ROAD TRAFFIC
CHANNEL9 17:00h-New Life Ministries 12:30 h-Radha Krishna Mandir 18:00 h Deaths and In
17:30 h- Mystery of the Satsang Memoriam
05:50 h Death Gospel 13:30 h- Interlude 20:00 h- Fogarty's Mother Day
Announcements & In 18:00h The Sports Show 14:00h- Focus On GRA & Essay Competition
Memoriam 19:00h Greetings 14:30h Shirdi Sai Parti Sai Presentation Ceremony
06:00 h Bishop W. Babb 19:10 h- spotlight (R/B) 15:00h- End Times 20:30 h Voice of the People
Presents 20:00h-Youth Pulse 15:30 h- Banks Beer Music 12:30 h- Deaths and In
06:30 h Gospel Music 21:00h- Death Announcements Hour memorial
07:00 h Soul Pursuit & In Memoriam 16:30 h- Cartoons 22:30 h- English Movie
07:30 h- Mulling Ministries 21:10 h -That's Who I am 17:00h -Greetings 00:30 h -English Movie
08:00 h Islam & You 22:00h Movie 17:50 h- View Point by Vibert 02:00h- English Movie
09:00 h -House of Israel Bible 00:30 h- Sign Off Paravatan 03:30 h- English Movie
09:30 h- Focus on GRA CHANNEL 6
10:00 h -Tabshir Voice of Islam r
11:00 h Nation Watch 05:00 h- Inspiration Time
13:00 h- African Presence 06:30 h- Deaths and In
14:00h- Dalgety's Africa Memoriam
15:00h-Greetings 07:00 h-Om NahamhShivah S
15:05 h- Death Announcemnets 08:00 h Geetmala Subject to chang
15:10 h- College on Air 09:00 h Indian Movie sAbt o a e
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Church Minisries Memoriam
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Privatisation Unit (PU)/ NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS
LIMITED (NICIL) / AROAIMA MINING COMPANY (AMC)
Invites proposals from interested firms to lease and operate the former AMC/Everton facilities (formerly
Bermine) or any portion thereof.
The Everton Facility is located on the eastern bank of the Berbice River. It is accessible by an all weather road
and is about 8 km (5 miles) from New Amsterdam. The land area of the Facility is 23 hectares (57 acres). The
Facility is relatively spacious, flat, well drained and is not affected by floods. Its internal and external functional
drainage networks have been quite effective over the years.
The facility allows for:
1) Wharf Facilities for ocean going and smaller vessels (berthing length of 800 feet);
2) Equipment for loading and off loading ships/barges:
a. Derrick bucket capacity of 2.2 Metric Tonnes (MT) and a cycle swing of 35 seconds;
b. Grab Crane--bucket capacity of 12 MT and a cycle time of 55 seconds;
3) Warehousing facilities; covered, dried product storage capacity of up to 45,000 MT of material and
stockpile grounds;.. -
4) Workshops with machining equipment;
5) Drying facilities with interconnecting conveyor system to and from dryers and storage bull, i,- .,
6) Calcination facilities (not currently functional but last used in 1998 to calcine bauxite material;
7) Generators to supply power of up to 1.2 MW and a well with related water treatment farlili-11 of up to
300 gal/minute of treated water;
8) Two flat concrete office buildings.
PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL
Interested persons must register with NICIL and pay a tr- :. fee of G$5,000.00 (five thousand dollars).
Upon Registration the- .:' .. .: j will be provided:-
1) A Letter of AL: rity to visit the premises.
2) An Information Memorandum containing details of the facility
3) ARequest for Proposals (RFP Document)
4) Copy of Adverti-,nent
Proposals must be ibmitted to NICIL not I- -. -. September21. 2007 at 14:00 hours.
For additional info;-mation please contact:
The Executive Director
126 Barrack Street
Emai:pL'. .- j yana.net.gy
For Sunday, May 27, 2007
For Monday, May 28,2007
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-l"'hrs
TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy to overcast conditions with light
to moderate showers, chances of intermittent rain and
possible isolated thunderstorms are likely to prevail over most
areas. Conditions are likely to improve by afternoon.
WINDS: North-easterly and South-easterly at 1 to 6m.p.s,
gusting at times in showers, over some areas.
WAVES: Moderately high, reaching about 1.9m in open waters.
HIGH TIDE: 01:19h at (2.64m) and 13:16h at (2.41 m)
LOW TIDE: 07:08h at (0.95m) and 19:37h at (1.22m)
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.5-31.0C over coastal areas
and & 29.0-31.5C over near inland to interior locations.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.5 24.0C over coastal areas
and 21.0-23.5C over near inland to interior locations.
RAINFALL ACCUMULATED : 387.1mm
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: Nil
SPRING TIDE ADVISORY: Nil
FOR WEATHER RELATED QUERIES
PLEASE CALL --- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284
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LAND FOR SALE FOR HIRE
LEGALS BEAUTY SALON PROPERTY FOR SALE EDUCATIONAL
TO LET LEARN TO DRIVE HERBAL MEDICINE AUTO SALES
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TOURIST Villa Residence
has -exclusively furnished
apartments for long or short
term rental. Call 227-2189 or
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
21s1 May 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
EARN a Certificate, Diploma or
Degree, in any part of the world from
information, call CFI Global
Education Unk #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.
ANN BEAUTY SALON.
FOR day and evening classes
in cosmetology also 6 week
classes in nail artistry and air
brush design. Enrol now 132
Cummings Street Bourda. 223-
INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street. for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
IN-STYLE Beauty Salon +
Spa. 118 Cowan & Parade Sts..
Kingston. We have special on
Pedicure $1 500, manicure -
$700. Tips $2 000 with free
air brush, facial $1 800.
Massage $3 000, streaking
cutting, styling for special
occasions. Tel. # 225-3054.
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361. 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
DOLLY'S Auto Rental
272 Bissessar Avenue Prashad
Nagar Georgetown. We accept
Master, Visa and American
Express Cards, Phone 225-
7126, 226-3693. Email.
PLANNING your special
event? Call now for our special
on party Planning Catering &
Decorating. Tel. 218-3726.
665-3306. Wedding Weavers -
Every woman's wish'
SEWING done at Kitty Home
Studio. Any type of costume,
clothing, altering Contact
Sunita 231-7626. 227-6335
A 1 SEAMSTRESS to sew
skirt suits, dresses, shirts and
shorts. Call 618-1942, preferable
from the West Coast or West Bank
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing.
curtains, cushions, soft toys. soft
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration 153 Bar St..
Kitty 226-9548 610-4105.
FOR ai 0' es of
dressmaking *.nrfom and
altering at aiforda le or,-e i
Kitty and around G.town. Lot
45 Garnette Street. Cwville ( 2
houses away from Sheriff St.).
Call Sharon 649-2358.
at Double B's School on EBD,
begins July 3r'. Call 265-2490.
NAIL COURSES, Acrylic
nails, designing, silkwrapping,
manicuring, pedicuring. Register
now $5 000. Call Michelle -
DOMESTIC Science Class
teaches Elementary Cookery,
Pastry & Advanced Cooking.
Tuesday & Thursday.
Registration starts May 29, 2007.
NO AGENT: Call Mrs. Wilson
226-2650, 229-2566 to view 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens, Campbellville property,
110-240 volts, large land. Suits
THE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
INC. now registering for courses for
adult, CXC and 3 13 years in
Spanish, French, Portuguese and
English as a foreign language. Also
offering, interpreting and translation
services. Call 231-7303.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE is
currently registering students for
its full time (Forms 1 5)
afternoon lessons and evening
classes. Subjects offered: Maths,
English A. Social Studies. POA,
POB. OA and Information
Technology. Monthly fee $1
500 per subject. Te #'s 227-
7627. 615-8916. 615-8919.
ACADEMY OF ARTS -
register for September 2007 for
Primary & Secondary Levels @
$20 000 per term. Registration
period is May 25. 2007 June
25, 2007. Also check out our
Summer Vacation School July
15, 2007 to August 15, 2007 for
$3 000. 49 Brickdam. Stabroek
(opposite the Blue Power Mash
Camp). Tel. 612-8371 or 225-
57 UJpper Robb St. Bourda,
(Between Oronoque &
Albert Streets. Next to Jlialingr'
Tel 225-1540, 622-8308
Now Registering students
?I! Lccoi and Canodin
Conmrotet Certifcate :
Netwokring. Microsoft Offce
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 61--
LEARN TO DRIVE AT
SHALOM DRIVING SCHOOL,
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek.
You can also obtain an
International Driver's Permit. For
more information, call 227-3869,
227-7560. 227-3835, 622-8162,
RKs Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R K's Institute of
Motoring. 125. Regent Road.
SALEENA'S LAUNDRY -
BEST RATES AVAILABLE 227-
3355. 150 THOMAS STREET,
SALE! Novels/story books,
etc. Also rent and X-change. Call
Juliette's Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.
Indera Singh Massage. If
you need a balance massage try
my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.. Cell
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts,
alleviate pain, stress and body
tension. Ulelli Verbeke Certified
Massage Therapist. TeL. 592-
615-8T47/ 682-3858. Home
Services available. http://
SERENITY MASSAGE. Let
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
NOTICE. BAILIFF'S SALE.
TAKE NOTICE that there will be
publicly sold to the highest
idder at the Vreed-en-l-foop's
Magistrate's Court Yard on
Friday, 1st June, 2007 at 10:00
am. One wooden wall divider,
2. One red five-piece suite. 3.
One double door refrigerator
Serial No. IE 938500641, 4. one
Daka four-burner gas stove, 5.
One wooden TV stand, 6. two
lass tables. 7. One five-piece
inette set, 8. One wooden two-
seater chair and one wooden
one-seater chair, 9. One red
carpet and one green and cream
carpet, 10. Two Tex cylinder
bottles. VENICE LA ROSE POA
LEON SOUVENIR Plaintiff -
and- NEIBERT HALE Defendant.
Terms of Sale. Cash Plus 3%
auction sale duty. Sgd. Sita
Ramlal Registrar Supreme Court
APPLICATION FOR MUSIC
AND DANCING LICENCE
(Pursuant to Section 4 of the
Music and Dancing Licencing
Act 23:03). I, DEXTER
LUTHERS of VV D'Urban Street,
Demerara Guvana hereby give
NOTICE that 1 have app ied to
the Maqgistrate of the
DISTRICT for a Licence under
the Music and Dancing Act
23 03 author since the grant to
me of a Music and Dancing
Licencing Act to carry on the
!. -, r- --. f a Club under the
.I _.RNALiSAS CLUB at
VV D'Urban Street,
Demerara. Guyana NOTICES of
any objections eto this
Application should be send
forthwith to the CLERK OF
COURT OF THE
DISTRICT, and a copy of any
such Notice should be sent to
the subscriber. Sgd. Dexter
Luthers Dated at Georgetovn.
Demerara. This 11'" day of May.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI. PO Box 12154
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
LOOKING for friends,
companions? Call the Junior,
Senior. Singles. Dating Service
18 80 vrs Immediate ink ucon
reqostration Tei 223-8237. 648-
6098. Morn Fri. 8:30 am 5
pm. Sat 10 am- 4pm nboth
phones same time)
& BARGE FOR
1 100 Hp tug. 2-000-
Call 227-2027, 226-
PRIME land available for
mining in Aremu (Cuyuni),
Takatu (Puruni) and Mora Mora
(Puruni). Contact tel. # 225-
2535, 626-6909. 642-7963.
SPIRITUAL heelp from
Suriname for sickness, problems,
evil, etc. Tel. 220-0708, 612-6417.
SCIENCE of spirituality. Free
literature. Tel. 225-4627 -
SPURI MADE TO ORDER.
CALL ANITA ON 264-1060 -
REPAIRS to hydraulic
Friendship Oxygen Limited.
Phone # 266-2171.
-i IES, C`PURCHASES,
...!,r '. HE.. HIPMENii
; E Y""[' FOR PROMPT
1 PUBUC ROAD ECCLES, EB[.
OrP visit www.labint.et
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers. microwaves. stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
TYPING and printing of
assignments, posters and
invitations. Contact- Miss Adelina
Bennett. 668-0152 or 231-3566.
SERVICE and repairs diesel
fuel pumps and injectors, light
canter trucks and 4 x 4s. Zeelugt.
H!S, EBE Call Shazad. Tel 260-
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591. 667-
SERVICING and repairing
of all types of pressure washer,
outboard engine, chainsaw,
brush cutter, lawn nmower .-ater
pumps, etc. Tel. 627-7835 266-
SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
t. i. tudcnu i hiiui N,.
igtat' i ( o.
WCina ma: 41-a3si-tg45
to rcpvsrartnt iea,.
FOR repairs and services to
clothes dryers, gas stoves, micro
wave ovens, etc. Call Home
Solutions on Telephone 227-
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
PLANNING your wedding?
Call on the experts at Trails and
Treassures, Wedding and Gift
Shop to make your dream day a
reality. Tel # 225-6296 or visit us
a st346 East St. N/C/Burg, G
Work or Student
Handling of Visa
Related Matters For
U.S.A.. CANADA, U.K
I iicli Guiana & Europe
We prepare & examine
Affidavits of Support,
Biographies. Online &
I.etters, Packaging 1or
185 Charlotte &
Apply in person to P Ramroop
& Sons, 23 Lombard St.
VACANCY EXIST FOR
MALESS & FEMALES. CALL.
1 MAID APPLY 172 EAST
FIELD DRIVE. NANDY PARK,
PORTER. Apply in
person with application to:
P. Ramroco & Sons. 23
Waitresses .nd Counter staff.
Ceotac, 2;3-2445. 7 BB'
exte :c Cook and Pastr
,. estirc 'e Call
T',, r et irtd 'a.iK ri s.
tra3ne. ^ci s iqe i\C \is ;ind
oer to \oi ,i'tGrove. EBD Tel
. 265-30 .. 62n-5300
ONE mate secuiOty gu'uad to
work in the Interior. Call between
9 am and 4 pm. 225-7118, Mon.
Office assistants. CXC
English and Mathematics 1 to
3. D Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park.
FOR Porters, Salesgirls,
boys and Security Guards.
Apply Avinash Complex, Water
Street. Call 226-3361, 227-
ONE Driver. Must have car
and van, two labourers to work
in radiator repair shop. Call
227-2844 between 9 am and
Institute, 32 Estate Road. Uitvlugt,
WCD. Tel. # 277-3511, 177-3134.
Wanted teachers for English,
Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
SALESPERSON to work in
a Boutique. Must have
knowledge of clothing and
fashion. Apply with telephone
contact number to: Boutique
Vacancy, P.O. Box 26064, Kitty
ACCOUNTS CLERK to work
in Kwakwant. 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.
expenence Apply to Lens Shenff
& Fourth Sts.. C/ville with written
application and 2 references.
Apply in person. P. Ramroop
& Sons, 23 Lombard St.
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards at National
Security Service. Apply at 80
Seaforth Street, Campbellville.
SEWING machine Operators,
Cashiers. Porters, Mechanic,
Carpenters. Guard/Gardeners. D.
Lama Avenue. Bel Air Park. 225-
ONE (1) female Pastry
Maker, 1 male Table Hand
Baker. Contact Hurry's Pastry
Palace. Lot 2 Bel Air Village,
Georgetown. Tel. 225-1949 or
1 CASHIER. Must have at
least 2 years experience with
Point-of-Sales. Apply to:
Shanta's, 225 Camp & New
Market Sts.. between 3 & 5 pmn.
NO PHONE CALLS.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and English,
2 yrs working experience Apply
in person with written application
to Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Streets.
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk Salesclerk Must
have expenence in hardware and
electncal. One Security Guard.
Apply with written application
Hamson General Store 116
Regent Road Bourda
Personnel required Forklift
Operator with Driver's Licence,
Supervisor & general factory
workers at Industrial Site.
Ruimveldt. Call 227-3916,
between 8 am and 2 pm
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222 SUNDAYCHRONICLE MAy 27; 2007,
VACANCIES exist for full-
time and part- time Teachers in
the following subjects: Spanish.
English A/B. Information
Technology and Social Studies.
Please send written application
and CV to PO Box 101652.
VACANCY exists for
Driver/Salesman. Apply with
written application two
references and Police
Clearance to Manager of Sol
Gas Distribution, 9 Dowding
Street. Kitty, G/town, between
the hrs of 8 am-and 4 pm.
Monday to Friday. Must have
a Lorry Licence. Tel. 227-
RK's Security needs 101
Security Guards & Officers for
Baton, Canine & Armed
Divisions. Former employees
can reapply. (New Dynamic &
NATION WIDE) Contact
Maryann. RK's Security
Services. 172 Light &
Georgetown. Tel. 226-7511,
NEED A JOB? -
Supervisors, Sales Reps.,
Sales girls and boys. Counter
Helpers, Cashiers, Drivers (6)
Porters (55) Cleaners (35)
skilled and unskilled workers
helpers, pump and wash boy
attendants, Office Assistants,
Secretary, IT Specialist,
Internal Auditors. Junior
Auditors. Waitresses. &
(3).We also provide jobs
within the Caribbean. Call
National Recruiters 227-
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have
knowledge of Payroll, NIS,
Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the
ages of 25 and 30 years old.
Must have knowledge of
Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working
experience, Apply in person
with a written application and
two (2) references to: Len's.
136 Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
ville. Tel. 227-2486.
Vacant slots (instant
employment) Heads of
Department. retired Head
Teachers or CXC/CSEC
Markers. Specialist Principles
Teacher (Business subjects).
& Handyman for
Maintenance. Send written
application with CV/Resume
to the Director of Studies at
22 Atlantic Gardens, East
invited from suitably
qualified persons for the
vacant positions of: Security
Guards must be able-
bodies, Billing & Delivery
Clerks (between the ages of
27 and 35 years). Sales staff
must have a sound secondary
background and previous
experience will be an asset,
Apply in person with
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,
APEX EDUCATION. Want
a challenging teaching career
in the Noble Profession? Then
join the Pioneer & Prestigious
APEX Education providing
quality private education to
Guyan-se over ten h10) years.
Vacant slots instant
employment Heads of
Headteachers or CXC'CSEC
Markers. Specialist Princ;pies
of Aiccounts/!Mathemat cs
.eacne- (Business subjects'
Sec u:' Guan ds'Carneen
Art, .nt',n Cleanc -s'Janitors &
iand,' n for maintenancee
Sen ,. rtten ai pication .mith
C\-:' -s,Trie to the Diectco of
S' :'( t 22 A ntic Garens
t ,asit Demerora
CHARLESTOWN $1M NEG.
NORTH RUIMVELDT $4M,
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
QUEENSTOWN prime 60
ft. x 60 ft.. 11 ft. driveway.
2 % ACRES of prime Real
Estate close to Caricom
Headquarters $S110M Call 612-
430 ACRES of land with
pasture 140 head of cows an-d-
farm at Hogg Island, Essequibo
River. Call 277-3356, 611-2959.
KINGSTON $60M. Land-
of-Canaan 150 acres. Bel Air
Park, double lot $60M. Call
Carol 220-2202, 612-9785.
PEARL (double lot) $3M,
Houston double lot $15M,
Queenstown $30M. Courida
Park $30M, Le Ressouvenir -
S30M Call 612-9785.
YARRAWKABRA 265 acres
farm Iand with Creek Alliance
Road, Timerhi $1.2M acres
cultivated. One farm house. Call
261-5500 or 643-1861.
80 ACRES of Land-of-
Canaan, EBD, 50 house lots -
Farm Village-, Parika. 1 house
lot in Silver Town. Linden.
Success Realty 223-6524,
GOING CHEAP. Dowding
St., Kitty- Large house lot L
- 137x w 22 with approved plans
for three houses. $6 million neg.
Call # 226-1742 or 623-1317.
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.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop. Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public road.
Prime location, 2 miles from V/
Hoop Stelling. Reasonable
Price. Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-
$33M. Lamaha Gardens
$15M Prashad Nagar $11M,
Eccles $8M, Sheriff Street -
$55M, Republic Park. double lot
- $28M, KEYHOMES 231-
STABROER M mAR ET
AREA $1.SM (US)
N RUIM VELDT $4M
FUTURE HOMES REALTY -
227-4040, 225-0995. 621-6246.
Land for sale. Best Road. West
Dem 500' x 40' $7.5M,
Roraima Scheme $6 2M,
Bushy Park 175 x 175 $8M,
Happy Acres- 107x 80'-$11M,
Chateau Margo, ECD 100 x
50- $4M, LBI 140 x 40- $3 8M.
Houston 100 x 50: Atlantic
Gdns $9.7M. And many more.
Lamaha GARDENS $15M
& $10M. Diamond Public Road
- $45M. Central Georgetown -
US$850 000. WCD 9 acres -
S15M, WCD 16 House lots -
Parika, 124 acres $75M. WBD
- Roadside, 40 acres. Diamond
Housing Scheme. E B D -
Riverside 6 acres Canal #2 -
50 acres & 10 acres, and many
more. 227-0464, 646-3251.
HOUSE TO LET 75 HAPPY
ACRES TEL 225-8637
TWO rooms and apamn. ci
to rent. Telephone 617-281'7
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Call 226-0242.
FURNISHED FLATS FOR
OVERSEAS VISITORS. PHONE
BUSINESS space 890 sq.
ft., on corner. Negotiable. # 642-
FOR overseas visitors
apt. to rent in Kitty. Call
$50 000 & $40 000.
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 681-
1 3-BEDROOM self-
contained, semi-furnished house.
Call 614-2654 or 223-7919.
ONE 3-bedroom bottom flat.
Gordon Street, Kitty. Tel. 231-
79 Atlantic Gdns. Call 220-
2-BEDROOM bottom flat.
Lamaha Gdns. Tel. 642-7684
FOR rent one bottom flat
in residential area. Contact Rojer
1 3-BEDROOM bottom flat
Queenstown. Tel. 223-8533,
Turkeyen $65 000. Tel. Ganesh
- 231-8469, 611-0315.
SHORT TERM RENTALS FOR
OVERSEAS VISITORS. PHONE
SHERIFF STREET US$2
000/US$1 200. KEYHOMES-
APARTMENT $50 000. Tel. 226-
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 $4 500 weekly.
Tel. # 613-2647.
2 FACTORIES or bond
spaces for rent. Contact # 225-
7493 or 655-7536.
SINGLE male to share
apartment. Call 612-2852
FURNISHED rooms for
young single working female.
OFFICE SPACE OR
Georgetown 2 400 sq ft.. new
....!,i US$2 500. 227-0464,
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished upper flat in
Subryanville, short term or long
term. Call 226-8629 or 684-6730.
SPACES for business or
offices, etc. Centrally located in
G/town. Call 225-7131, 664-
NEWTOWN, Kitty- furnished
apartment suited for visitors. Tel.
REGENT St. business
place. large and secure ground
floor for any type of businesses.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000neg. Civille, hot and
cold. self contained, etc. Tel.
REPUBLIC Park 4-
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place.
apartment with garage in central
Georgetown. Tel. # 225-0268,
BEL Air Park. fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
building with all modern
PRASHAD NAGAR 3-
BEDROOM unfurnished house -
$80 000 Tel. 226-1192, 623-
RENTAL for June 1 one 2-
bedroom apt. and one front flat
for business. Tel 227-7593.
2-BEDROOM bottom fat
,td' o!et and bath on We;i,
Coast Demerara Call 618-1942
be.rcom-' top flat with one se -
nta.-nced bedroom and a3
con.,e-erces Tel 642-0636
ROOMS to rent in
residential area. Contact 231-
1 UPPER two-bedroom
apartment. 45 Railway Line.
Tel. # 645-0196. 610-9346.
apartment at A37 Barima
Avenue, Bel Air Park. Tel. 655-
BOTTOM flat business
new Anglet Canal No. 2
Polder, WBD. Tel. 669-1866,
OFFICES to let from 150
sq. ft. at Maraj Building,
Charlotte & Kings Sts. Call
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
1 FULLY furnished 1-
bedroom apartment in Kitty for
out of town guest or overseas
visitors Tel. 227-2466. 644-
ONE furnished 5-bedroom
house in Roraima Complex,
WBD, US$500 mth. Contact
Ryan on 225-5363 or 645-5343
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette,
barber shop internet cafe,
salon, etc. VWhoop. Call 225-
TWO-STOREY house, East
Bank, large yard space. For
office and home. Suitable for
mining or wood- business. Tel.
BEL AIR PARK,
JACUZZI, ETC. KEYHOMES -
BUSINESS space suitable
for Internet caf6 or non-
alcoholic on Main Road. Tel.
apartment. Contact Mrs. Dolly,
Lot 5 Water St.. Kingston, G/
town. from 8 am 12 noon.
FURNISHED flats and
houses, residential areas -
US$800 up; unfurnished flats
from $40 000. Sonja 225-
FURNISHED ROOM -
DECENT SINGLE WORKING
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.)
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel. 223-
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent', short
term or long term. Alexander
Village. Call 226-9046 or 668-
--3-BEDROOM houses -
@$2 500 furnished and
unfurnished, 3-bedroom house
@S1 200, furnished and
unfurnished 4-bedroom house
@$1 000. Others call 226-
PRASHAD Nagar $25 000
(parking). C/ville $45 000. Kitty
$35 000, Queenstown $50
000. Furnished $26 000 $45
000. Call 231-6236.
apartment situated at 207, Barr
St.. Kitty $25 000 monthly
also, small bachelor's
apartment for a single person
at 182, Barr St., Kitty $16 000
monthly. Contact Miss Shaw.
1 2-BEDROOM exclusive
bottom flat, in South Ruimveldt.
Kitty. Public Rd. business and
living quarters. Atlantic Gdns,
house by itself. Blygezight
Gdns., 3 bedrooms. Success
Realty 223-6524, 628-0747.
ROOMS and apartments
for short or long term rental.
Daily prices begin at $4 500
daily weekly. Prices from $20
000 and monthly prices from
$60 000. (Utility bills included
in prices). Call today 227-
3336 or 231-4110.
FUTURE HOMES REALTY
227-4040, 225-0995, 621-
6246. To let Bel Air Village -
$65 000, Subryanville US$1
250. Carmichael St. US$1
500. Middle St. USS1 500,
Buddies Park. EBD US$600.
Continental Park. EBD US$1
500, Lamaha St. US$2 000,
New Haven US$2 500, P.
Nagar US$2 500, GuvSuCo
Gdns USS3 000. AA Eccles,
EBD US$i 500 US$4 000
ONE furnished two-
bedroom bottom flat house
situated at 129. Amla Avenue,
Prashad Contact 645-1976 &
fully furnished in Craig St,
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel 227-
LOT 251 South Road.
Spacious office area to rent.
Good location. easy access to
transportation. Phone 225-8718
ROOMS AND apartment to
rent on o long term basis from
sixty thousand monthly- utility
bills inclusive. Call: 227-0336 or
apt. Ideal for a couple or single
person USS500 per month.
US$25 per day CalI 227-3546.
LARGE SPACE IDEAL FOR BOND
OR BUSINESS CAHRLOTTE ST.
(NEAR CAM PST. $120 000.
BAGOSTOWN (VERY NICE)
LARGE I-BEDROOiM $35 000
LARGE 3)BEDROOM $65 000
DIAMOND 2BEDROOM $25000
GARNEIM ST., STORE OR PHARMACY
ONE-BEDROOM apt. In
quiet area. suitable for single
working girls. Price $25 000
Phone 227-5852. 646-2964
ONE two-bedroom house
situated- at Melanie
Damishana $25 000
negotiable. Call 270-1543 or
3-BEDROOM HOUSE by
itself $75 000, 1 top flat, fully
furn. $75 000. Unique Realty.
Tel. 227-3551, 647-0856.
apts. for overseas visitors.
Starting from US$15 per night.
Call Anand 622-2118.
bedroom top flat with all.
conveniences. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000i$5 000 per day. Call
1 TWO-BEDROOM house
situate at Vigilance North.
ECD, rent $16 000 monthly.
Contact Abiola 660-2219.
ONE female room-mate
to sublet newly built apt., 5
min from UG. UG Student
preferred. $15 000. Call
bedroom to rent. a top flat. 80
Albert & Laluni Sts.,
Nimbus. 226-7452, 227-6742.
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
NEW 2-bedroom house
fully furnished. All
Canaan, EBD. For overseas
guests. Call 218-3827. 640-
4855 or 618-2712.
apartments short term and
long term rental, AC, parking.
internet. security and phone
Two bedrooms Tel. # 231-
8748. 222-6494, 615-1525.
HUSTONVILLE. EBD -
residential, newly built
concrete building. 3- luxurious-
bedroom mansion, 'fully
furnished USS800 monthly.
bedroom fully furnished,
upper flat apartment
Secured. AC. telephone.
parking, hot and cold. Call
EXISTING restaurant -
$160 000 per month or
business space $130 000 per
month. Located at the corners
of Cummings & Sixth Streets.
FULLY fenced and
secured concrete bond (84 x
32), suitable for processing
plant, factory storage, etc at
public Road Mc Doom. Phone
GRIEA Earl's Court. ECD
- bottom flat. 2-room
apartment. Hot and cool, tiled,
telephone, unfurnished. Price
- $50 000 monthly. Tel. 225-
FURNISHED- bedrooms. 5
ACs. Master bedroom, 2-car
garage All furnishings are new
- US$1 200. 227-0464. 646-
house 76 Republic Drive. BV
big space to drive in vehicles
toilet and bath water and over
head tanks 220-2593 & 627-
6083. Mr. & Mrs. Dodson,
UNFURNISHED room for
single working girls. Furnished
room for overseas short term.
Lot 3. 'BB' Eccles, New
Housing Scheme. Tel. 233-
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house, 1 master, 2 living
rooms, 3 washrooms. parking,
Ig yard space @US$1 000,
others furnished and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372.
ATLANTIC Gds., Railway
toilet & bath, bottom flat.
parking lot, large yard space.
rice neg. Tel: 220-7879. 610-
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area -- Ogle Atlantic
Gardens Pnce St0O 00d to $250
000 neg Enquiries pis. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with
AC. hot & cold bath. etc.
Transportation available. Call
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/
unfurnished apartments one.
two, three & four bedrooms
Queenstown residential, from
US$25 per day. long term also
available. Tel. 624-4225
FULLY fenced and
secured concrete bond (84' x
32') large yard space., suitable
for car mart, processing plant,
factory, storage, etc. Public
Road. Mc Doom Village.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban Backlands. 96 Duncan
Street. Newtown and 575
Section 'A: Block 'X' Diamond,
EBD. Call 233-2175, 623-
DIPLOMAT or company
executive house in tidy
location, also well maintained
apartments for professionals
Business or school property
more details. Call Excellence
Realty 227-8010, 625-7090,
house, 2 V' baths, parking,
residential, etc. US$800:
residential home @ US$1
800: furnished 2-bedroom top/
bottom apts. @ US$600,
residential. Others Call 226-
HOUSE FOR RENT
Queenstown (front) 2-storey,
double lots (concrete), 4
bedrooms, (3 self-contained),
fully furnished, grilled, hot
water, air conditioned, garage.
benab and yard space.
Contact # 225-7493 or 655-
PRASHAD Nagar $80
000. Lamaha Gdns. $60 000,
AA Eccles US$1 800, Bel Air
Park US$800, Bel Air Springs
US$2 000 & US$3 00.
Sheriff St. USS1 000 & US$2
000. Queenstown US$2 000,
Bel Air Gardens US$2 500.
Tel 226-1192, 653-9990
SUNDAYCHRONICLE MAY 27; 2007 23
OFFICE or business space
to rent 1 spacious bottom flat
located at 77 Hadfield St..
Werk-en-Rust, G!town. Contact
Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysdale Forde on Tel. 227-
1656 or 227-0676 during
GREIA Cummings St..
large concrete 2-storey
building for office, residence -
US$1 500, Queenstown -
USS2 500, Section 'K' C/ville,
furnished USS2 500, large
bottom flat in Kitty for business
- $220 000. Tel 225-3737
let in prime residentI ;are.'
razor wire mounted on fence,
generator in place. 4 ACs, hot
and cold water, filtered water
throughout the building, etc.
one two-bedroom one level
concrete house, new, Grove -
$35 000. per month; one two-
bedroom lower flat newly
constructed in Bourda, $80 000
per month: one two-bedroom
semi-fur, lower flat USS600.
US$1 000, middle floor 1
000 sq ft, approx, US$750: two
bedroom lower flat, Robb St.,
Bourda US$600; two-
bedroom lower flat, Camp St. -
$45 000, entire concrete
building and compound, North
Cumminqsburg. Wills Realty -
JEWAN Ram's Realty and
Services. "Have faith in Christ
todav". 227-1988, 270-4470.
EXECUTIVE residence, office,
bond and others. Atlantic
Gardens US$1 000. US$800.
UJS$400, Happy Acres US$3
000. Le Ressouvenir US$2
500. 'ruwn US$3 500.
Alberttown US$1 500. Regent
Street office/bond US$1 000,
per floor, Subryanville -US$1
000, Republic Park- US$S1000.
Bel Air Park USS2 000.
US$900. Prashad Nagar!
GuySuCo Gardens, Turkeyen -
US$1 500, Blygezeight- US$1
000, New Providence USS2
500, Diamond USS2 500.
US$2 000. Section K.
Campbellville USS650. AA
Eccles US$1 200.
Charlestown US$1 000
Charlestown USS1 000. Kitty
USS1 000. USS600 Lamaha
Palk USS2 500. LISS500.
S ,, , "'el Air $65
S- 75 000.
Turkey n Sb (5 000.
Oteenstovn 50 000, Farm
Park S65 000. Eccles $40
"'OI. u35 000. $30 000. Non
Paine S35 0100 LBI $35 000
Bnrckdan Office S60 000 Plu
Dond and offices
REGENT ST. -$3 TEL.
CORNER. NANDY PARK
- S15M. NICE GANESH -
PROPERTY for sale in
Meadow Bank $3M. Tel.
223-7593. 641-0? -.9.
DOUBLiLE LOT S28M
'*,' HOMES 3-'469. 684-
:" i:-,, ',f e DaI; Ca, i 263-5338
LOWiV income properties for
salie in Berhice S2 6M Tel
BEL Air Springs -
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop. Mahaica ECD. Call
concrete and wood No
Agents. Call 654-3285.
MEADOW Bank two-
storevy concrete building
(transport available). 641-
NEW BEL AIR PARK -
$25M. SUBRYANVILLE $15M.
KEYHOMES 231-8469. 684-
tfire-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
GREIA property at
Friendship, !and 45' x 120,
Public Road to Demerara River.
with small cottage. Price $5M
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
l/HOI t- ;.. in ,. ... ;- r'-1_
CROAL St., Stabroek -
new 3-storey concrete 6
luxurious bedrooms mansion
Ideal international hotel -
G/TOWN Central Ideal for
5 3-storey buildings, make 20
mini malls, monthly rent pays
mortgages S70M neg /
US$350 000 Ederson's -
owners of buildings, trying to
managing their property.
losing. millions. Ederson's
Realty has Professional
Management Services. 226-
1 I T ruiaII .I
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431
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nU EC in EnterprisC e uGdS. HAVE you buildings for
- House & land in Amelia's Ward, sale? BB-Eccles. Nandy Park.
Linden. Success Realty 223- Republic Park. We have
6524, 628-0747. buyers. US dollars. Ederson's
ONE two-flat concrete 226-5496.
house, second house in yard ROBB Bourda Market 2-
Contact Mrs Khan at 242 storey building $75M/$50MI
Forshaw Street. US$250 000 Owner needs
C/VILLE $30M & $60M medical. Ederson's 226-
Bel Aul Park $28M, Oleander 5496.
Gdns. $45M. Subryanville KINGSTON. near foreign
$30M. etc. Sonja 225-7197, embassies colonial mansion
623-2537. Ideal international hotel
NEW Hope. EBD Road, $85M!US$425 000.
river, wharf Lg. ships warehouse, Ederson's 226-5496.0
active general store $12M/ COGHLAN DAM- vacant
US$60 000. Ederson's 226- flat concrete building, 3
5496 bedrooms with all modern
NORTH Rd vacant 2- convenience 3. ,
storey concrete -- |ueal dclerson's 226-5496.
,,,urance. internet $25M/ OVERSEAS Guyanese
US$125 000. Ederson's 226- doctors who want new hospital,
5496. computer lab, X-rays burnt unit.
OGLE $4M. $7M Houston Invest wisely. S40M neg./
- S4M. Kitty S4.5M. $5 5M. US$220000 Ederson's -226-
$7.5M, Tucville $8.5M, S10M, 5496
Alberttown $4M. Call 231- STABROEK, Brickdam- 2-
6236 storey corner building Ideal
ONE two-bedroom two- doctors clinic. medical center.
store house with small farm insurance, internet cafe $26Mo/
in Timehr Phone 642-9947 US$130000 Ederson's 226-
BEL AIR Park 22M and 5496.
S32M. Courida Park. corner- ENTERPRISE Garden,
$60M Oleander Gardens business investment new 2-
S5uM ineu KEYHOMES 231- store concrete buildim,
8469 ... -. .. bottomF- eneral store S8 5Mi
NON Pil_ EC I D 2-sto USS42 n00, Ederson's 226-
concrete , mod5' d in K9
mansion r ro, imawn for tens. SOESDYKE P:ublic Rd -
swimming S1i'M/US70 00" vacant 2-storey 3-bedroo.r
Ederson's 226-5c496 mansior. Area for tennis
TW O-STOREY cn1ret swimming pool S13M/USS65
house furnished, aamenities 000 Ederson's 226-5496.
S20 0i 000. Also one Mitsubishii NORTH Ru mvedt new
Lancer car iPkK'. Ti. 2,6- 2-fl';. conr,' u hngs 4
NE ._,, i- -.Km eb e ''< 'v.v,"q $ 2 ''
:; \ ::i; ,', :':"' : N n '[ ,,8
m hon c Ca ..26
S' ." .70:, 1
ccwoodcen house u Ketle S'.,
Charlestown. formerly Ruy s
Liqucr Restaurant (corner !ot -
S18M neg Contact 227-6 0
NON Panel. ECD 2-store-
concrete and wooden buildi,
3 bedroo',s. d':;;,'irs cenera
store 1IM neg. USS275 000.
$3.2 MILLION. 19
Plantain Walk. West Bank
Demerara. Tel 327-5058.
BB ECCLES vacant new
2-storei concrete 6-luxurious-
bedroomrn mansion, parking. AC -
S30M USS150 000. Ederson's
ONE two-storey. 4-bedroom
concrete wooden house in Robb
Street, next to Market. Ideal for
negotiable. 225-6101, 626-
02.9. 231-1136 after 6 pm.
COTTAGE quiet. safe
neighbourhood in Georgetown.
front house. Asking-58 -Norbert
deFreitas 642-5874 s St. -
land S$ 5M. 218-1014, 618-
residence &iq il
Phone Mr.e n 'h 8
225-5198 or Ms. King 225-
ONE two-bedroom concrete
house and land for sale. situate
at Lot 834 Yarrawkabra, East
Bank Dermerara. Size of house -
37 ft. x 24 ft., size of land 200'
x 130.7 201.68 x 156.56. Call
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ENCLOSED L-shape double
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yard space (11' lot 210' x 50')
(2' 140' x 40), total area 350'
x 90' in a central area, Public
Road. Mc. Doom Phone 233-
NEWLY modern road front
property (ECD). Atlantic vipw (',0
dGisiuciion). well kept lawn (40'
x 40 ) 2 sitting rooms, study. 3
patios. 3 bedrooms. 2 full B3
rooms, fully tiled downstairs. 2
entrances, drive-way, fully
furnished $16M neg. Owner -
GOEDVERWAGTING. ECD -
S5M, Ogle S4M, Alberttown -
$6M. Cummings St, Alberttown
- $12M Triumph, ECD property
with bond S14M. S7M, $9M.
Grove, EBD $11M, C/ville -
S9M. Middle Rd La Penitence
- 9M. Tel 225-3737, 225-4398.
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PROPERTY IDEAL FOR
BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE
WITH LAND SPACE S13.5M.
TEL. 226-1192. 623-77A'
-.. R i" RTED conc-'ee
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FUTURE HOMES '-ALTY -
227-4040.22 ; 'C '-ALY-
rc7F 4 -c -.995. 621-6246.
-2-'. !,s ror sase Broad St
Inar esto*. n S/45M New
Gardens S' S42M. Ketley St
c. ,.'_,- S24, eibe Air Park -
2. Eas ourt $2 Be
r" Tu'keven Kersaint Park. LBi
- S40M .f Doom S52M. Grove
- S11M. P Naqar -
Charlotte, e, l "
.. .. 2. $47M and
many more Cail.
1 2-STORE5 concrete'
business proper', 46 x 23
between Camp a ic O'eliinaton
Sts., on North Road $26M. 1
property with existing
manufacturing business and
large storage area. Owner
overseas and selling out cheap
$10M: 1 business property on
Grove Public Road S6M Call
Naresh Persaud 225-9882
FOR SALE BY OWNER 2-
storey fully concreted house 5
bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms.
American fixture faucet, sink. toilet.
cabinet, hot water tank. eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe, central
air-conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road Lot 6 Nand\
Park, EBD. Interested person o'n\
to call, Day 226-7'06 eo eni) -
UNIVERSITY Gardens on I
acre of land US$395 000. Bel
Air Garden on ',/ acre of land -
"S$275 000, Bel. Air Springs -
Q i .aJacaranda Ave.,
MRP Rf' i "excellent condition,
Albertown S15M, one five-
bedroom concrete and wooden
property in South Ruimveidt
Gardens. G/town $17M ne..
one large bond on land with
erections, thereon. Charlestown
- $35M; one four-bedroom
concrete and wooden building
,Tucville $8.5M. Wills Realty
- 227-2612. 627-8314
HAPPY ACRES $26M,
Middle St. $65M. Camp St -
US$1.8M, Wellington St. -
$100M, Nandy Park $18M,
Church St. US$600 000,
Thomas St. USS600 000,
Atlantic Gardens $22M.
Eccles. And many more. 227-
ESSEQUIBO. two-flat -
$9.5M. South Rd. $6M,
Atlantic Ville $9.5M Diamond
$8.5M. Newtown $11M., C,'
ville $15M. Sth R/veldt -
$17M. cnie 520M. Gooc
Hope $25M. Bel Air Park -
$27M. $25M, Republic Park -
$30M. $25M, $20M. New
Providence $19M, New Market
St. $60M. Queenstown $75M,
$60M. Bougainville Park. EBD
two houses compound S25M,
Versailles gated dream home
$60M, Cournda Park S60M
Quamina St., business $- 45M1.
Camp St.. business S40M.
Sheriff St., business S150M.
Ave. of Republic, business -
US$2M DeFreitas Associates.
Tel. 225-0502, 225-5782, 609-
AT SUGRIM'S REAL
ESTATE AGENCY. WE
PROVIDE ALL YOUR REAL
ESTATE NEEDS. ALL THE
SOLUTIONS, ONE AGENCY.
CALL US ON 226-4362 OR E-
M A I L
Providence !agc prose ,
',;| xirnlately 19 000 sq ft
cnd S70Mi Le Resouvenr -
Huge. no iern 'sIs ne;
property on ': il oe \ pe!
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RD U h'! S!' 't '
Hadfiold St 5 r,: p p
S15M S9.5M Annanda e -
$7M. Enmore wth business
S6il. EnterG-ris :31.'
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Village 57 SM i,io nree ots
LARGE HOUSELOT Ldge"'
H9Scheme TEL 226-4.362.
HOUSE & land 61
Annandale South, Marshall
St $1.8M. Tel. 263-5281.
BUDDY'S Scheme. EBD -
S12M. South R/veldt Park -
?5M. Tel. 226-9062. 611-
CROAL St nice colonail
fadingg lots of yard space -
S60M. Call Caiol 220-220'.
LARGE buildings on 2 '.
acres of land in Central
Georgetown, good investment
LISS5M. Call Carol 220-2202
CHURCH St $80MI, High
St Kingston S80M, Main St
$- S160M. Avenue o the
Republic USS1 4M. Marn St
'. busiln ss concern) -
I 000 Call 612-9785.
PRASHAD Nagar $17M.
Shamrock Gardens $20M. Bel
Air Park $25M, $32M. $45M.
Queenstown -.$70M, Courida -'
REPUBLIC PARK S30M
NANDY PARK $17M
SPACE, 70OX 160) $30M.
GO!NG CHEAP. TEL. 27-
ONE (1) Lister
generator lighting plan 8,
500 watts. Contact Tel.
EARTH FOR SALE
DELIVERY TO SPOT ALSO
BOB CAT RENTAL CALL
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456.
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines I new).
Telephone 641-2026. 227-
NEW 18 Celestion
fontline 11 speakers. 2800
s. Call 226-2913. 615-
2 COMBINATION safes
('l com bination ,nrl ...
S iel 223-6333 or 623-
HER WIN 'WIL I.M S
.ER PAINT 5-GLS PAiL
(,D *.GAL /,LL COLO'URS
1.'^ .:,OR D ,I XLD DOGS
.,P C1 NTACT .720-6"'9
2 D BE N' .s
a IE,' S, -nsul DVD.VCR
1 "; Panasorr;c Fax &
cier Mar.h 1 '7 "'
SW''EEKS d Douermian
pu pies wv.it vaccination
certificate Call 225-5559
24 SUNDAYCHRONICLE May 27, 2007
1 LISTER ARC WELDER
280 AMP, 220V AUXILLARY
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 233-
0654,-(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
WASHING machine, 110
volts, RCA (GE), good
condition. Price $60 000. Call
ONE 7-piece dinette set,
one 2 500 watts generator
used X-box and play station
games. Call 227-3355.
1000 new Good Year Truck
Tyre Liners size 20 Whole sale
$1000 each. Retail $1200.
ONE WHIRLPOOL 220
Volt Freezer in perfect
condition. Contact # 645-1976
1 Bar-B-que grill $20
000. one large Avanti fridge
- $58 000. Call 646-5988.
LISTER Petter Diesel
engines & generators, from 4
KVA to 20 KVA, Lister diesel
welder 280 amps. Contact #
HONDA 6000 watts
generator $275 000. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
# 644-9690. 689-3512.
Doberman pups, 4 months
old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013
ONE large Admiral gas
stove, one large Admiral fridge,
one 2-seater suite. Contact
Andrea. Tel. 231-5214. 618-
2 HONDA pressure
washers. 2 chain saws, 2
machines, 2 microwaves, 1
pump, 2 saws. Call 265-5876.
PURE bred pups German
Shepherds, 7 wks. old,
Contact. Tel. 231-7746, Cell
ONE (1) brand new. FS-85
STIHL brushcutter $65 000.
SEVEN weeks mixed
breed pups, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. No. 225-0301
or 643-4235. Price $6 000.
2 PROFESSIONAL Sony
camcorders VX 2000 with
chargers and batteries. US$1
100 and US$1 300
negotiable. Call 225-7382,
POOL TABLES (metal top)
- $160 000. Contact Zenna -
648-0340 or 227-0165.
GREEN Clay Profile zinc
sheets. 27 ft. length, new.
Going cheap. VAT exclusive.
Call 227-2027. 226-7141.
CHLORINE tablets 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
FOR sale or rent pool
tables (slate) USA made. Price
- $600 000 neg. Tel. 265-2103
ONE Datsun engine and
gear o0x 7 ood
condition Pnce 540 000. Cali
HOUSEHOLD cha!i set
dining table, beds. w ai
diviters. etc Owner migrating.
Fel 666-2171 223-3081.
1 XBOX. black console
game system. 2 controllers, 4
games. excellent condition
Price $45 000 Tel. 227-
SALE one American-
made generator power mate
(Coleman), 6 875 watts with
120 and 240 volts supply CaIl
EARTH & reef sano
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done
Contact 626-3840 or 644-
PARTS fo D r:,'
\ sl'hrsv. Ti"mos0tats pl :" S
GOING CHEAP chicken
brewers (gas and electric), high
pressure hose 3/8" trolley wheels.
plastic storage box. Tel. # 627-
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer), new pressure
sprayer, single bed, 7-piece
dinette set. Tel. 611-3153.
FREON gas 11. 12, 22, 502,
134A & 404A. Also helium for
balloons and argon gas. Phone
233-0654, (8 am 4 pm), Mon.
RICE Mill No. 5, all modern
machinery full electrical packing
and sealing machine. No. 68
Corentyne. Contact 338-4209/
2 TOSHIBA Laptop
computers $228 000, 1 Dell
Laptop computer $145 000.
Contact Simone 652-1175 or
TWO beautiful short-footed
dogs for sale (male and
female). Female presently is in
heat. Call 647-2924.
ONE Butcher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact 622-
4955, between 10 am and 5 pm
or 220-6440, anytime after 5 pm
bearings, belts. Hymac Dorman,
Caterpillar, Lister. Cummings,
Ford & Others 225-0502, 225-
1- complete Internet System
with all accessories and lots of
extras, must see $250,000 with
manuals and lots of
Programmes whole package at
4MM -3/8"- 2" PLY
Board whole saie quanuitiGe.
Waheed's General Store, 113
Pike St., Kitty. G/town. Tel. 226-
7585. Fax: 226-7586.
OXYGEN and acetylene
ases, fast and efficient service.
0 11 Mc Doom Public Road,
EBD. Phone 233-0654 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
chairs, stools, freezer,
commercial coffee perculator,
fans, blenders. HP printer,
photocopy machine. Call Julian
TRAILS and treasures -
Father's Day Special: Gift basket,
greetings cards, Mug set,
cologne and lots more. Tel. #m
225-6296. 346 East St.. N/C/
RARE breed, imported from
USA Italian Mastiff Cane Corso/
America. bull dog puppies. 6
wks. old. Big heads/big bones/
short mouth, very athletic, etc.
Gaaator .- i'tned and
;o-"rmed u. 000 $80 000
T1 '. 656-2754
MUST be soid One portaD:i
5 000 "vatis Briggs and Si ratton
gasoline generator,. cirCLit
breaker protected. autonmaTc low
o1 shut down. 120/240 vo!t Call
VISTA 2007 computer DVDCD
burner, mini F & S. TFS DV
Camcorder. TV. microwave, Delta
10 bench sa,,w. jisaw. professional
amp. speaker, etc. Tel. 669-9386.
PUPPIES Adorable very
fluffy Tibetian Terriers (small
breed dogs). 3 mths old.
Contact n 231-6276 or
682-6826 at 8 Albera t ,. Frst
Streets. Alberttown. opp Bish
1 6 INLET & outlet tr-ash
US' t-al M-asti e C or
03r'.~'i Pige ,od9~atoj
1 DELL C521 Computer
AMD3200 (2.0 GHZ) 512MB
80GB 16X DVD-ROM. 17- flat
screen, new in box GS160
000. Tel. 233-2546, 623-
1 YAMAHA Chappy. 50cc
- $65 000. 1 Yamaha
generator 2600 watts $150
00. 20 Hanging baskets $60
000 all. Bar-b-cue grill $20
000. Tel: 226
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm
or any time on weekend or
Shob a 0011-623-651-
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed,
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
prices. Ruimzeight Gardens,
WCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.
CAUSTIC soda, 55 Ibs $4
640, alum, 55 lbs $5 800, Soda
ash, 55 Ibs $8 700. Sulphuric
acid 45 gals $52 200, granular
chlorine, chlorine gas. Prices
include VAT. Phone 233-0654,
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
from $2 000 any Windows,
Office, Graphics Designs,
Video editing, 07 encarta,
children educational, games,
building designing and more.
Anthony 227-8010, 625-7090.
GIVE AWAY PRICE. 1-
Gestetner Roll off Mchine 110V
$15,000; 1- Zerox AZZS Photo
Copy Machine needs fixing -
$15,000; 1- Canadian Heavy
Duty Paper..Shredder. automatic-
110V $ 15,000. Owner
migrating. Tel :_614-9432
ORIGINAL BRANDS Old
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.
Please contact Sabeta Cell
FOR SALE (owner leaving
country). 1 Ford Mvstang (1965
model), 3 industrial sewing
machines 1 over-edge, 2
straight stitch), 1 Sony stereo set.
500 000 assorted buttons 1 000
-,rrd textiles. Contact
R'o pnarine. lei r 309
48 Light & Fourth Sts..
PHILLIPS 55 waits sodium
vapour lamps 120/240 volts,
indoors lighting fittings $10
000 each for wholesale price
Two 300 Amp Lincoln weldina
plan 240 volts AC/DC $186
each. drill press variable speed
S50 000 and tool bit grinder -
S25 000. Call 220-2449. 643-
TWO fulny reconditioned
Ford BSF 666TI engines, two
crank shafts, two oil coolers. two
oil pumps. 6 injectors, 6 Cam
oilers All spares brand new for
Ford 666Ti 1 used block two
'-am shafts 12 Cam follers for
Nor jTi for Forstri II (German
T,actor !. j, compressor, 1
.- a' 1 axle nil filters
,i!ect 3 ,' ex".aust valves vwa,.
-i' sea; a1ter.ator spares
:, A. .... t re. 4i-.:: pares branr:
"e'c,',;..o '-. x 2;0 continental
,. res ea, f r moce! ', BSeoford
', 3 Kutta eng-es "
:21 ^ ., -'"i r .;co!ed
r :-< s -^ ;n;oe; .,.i.
r1eraI o s Co-;a.:t C'a-ke
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
ONE quiet set Perkins
engine, 126 KVA gen.. one six
KVA gen. set with Petter engine.
one Dynex welding gen. 375
Amp. Contact Tel. 254-1195.
waterers $2400, gift paper $10,
Toyota Townace (never
registered), 2001 model diesel -
$2.9M. AE 91 Toyota Sprinter -
$550 000. Call 645-8870, 222-
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
1 LIFAN Scooter 125cc, first
owner. Price going cheap, owner
leaving country. HOUSEHOLD
ITEMS including 1 Akiia fridge
13.6 cu. ft., 2 freezer, gas stove,
1 Sony CD player, VCR, bed with
sponge, 1 14" Toshiba colour
TV with built in DVD, etc. Price
going cheap. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 222-4076.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with 15"
double speakers, 4 44T Drive
horns, 6 QSC amplifiers,
equalisers, crossovers (Numark),
1 32 amps Turn-up transformer,
6 100 watts bullets. Also 8
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
25 Bucket 5 gallon Carpet
Adhesive Paste at $8000 per
Bucket. 1- Commerical and
Industrial Dayton Vaccum
Cleaner for Carpet or Factory
Floor on wheels, has a large
dust collector bag 110V- $
40,000: 2 Farazzq Cleaning and
Polishing Mchine with Disc 110V
-$75,000 each. 1- Tranformer
imput 110V, 120V, 220V, 240V,
380V, 415V, output 110V. 220V,
240V- $60.000. 1- transformer
25KVA- $150,000. 1- Stablisier
25KVA $150,000, 1- Canon NP
6221 Photo Copy Machine
needs servincing -$ 50,000, 1-
X,-, Co 5028 Photo Copy
Machine needs servlOi'.g -
50,000; all machines on stand
and have manuals. Two Iron
Safe 1 large. 1 small need keys
both for $100,000; 3 Boxes new
Computer Paper (Oxford) 9.5 x
11 $ 4000 per ream: 2 Gold
-Scale $ 20,000 each. 2 Gem
Diamond Scale -$ 40.000 each.
Tel: 614-9432 Owner Migrating.
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 starter and 1 Hymac
Starter $50 000 each, 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
machines. 110v $60 000 each,
1 large Milwaukee Delta drill
.res ,' adriustable table. 110
240vav 120 000, 1 De,., .,,-
drill press English made, 110v -
S60O 000, 1 Black and Decker
cross cut saw. 110v $10 000, 1
side and edge 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 $35 000,
1 large bench grinder, 110v $25
000. 12 large square security
lights. 240v $5 000 each, 20
large different electrical panels
and circuit breakers, all for $50
000. 20 pairs used wooden and
glass windows S1 000 per pair,
1 complete new imported
satellite dish stand only $80
300. all material is galvanized
'2 "ew Emrbrace compressors for
fndqe and freezers 240v $15
:"n. -e ,,h 6 10 ogen cvhinders
an ,1 a,,eiv.'2ne pr-:,,ate!y
c',,ed- 6 0 0 eacih i ,, '7 s
S15 'c tvres used for 4 x -
,e0 i es 0 .0 $5 000 each
"'C re\, G c Year size 20 tyres
SC 0 each Ovvners
1 STEEL HULL TRAWLER,
90 FT CALL 227-2027, 226-
JUST OFF THE WHA RF
3 BOBCATS I
TUNDRA. F 150. TEL.
1 AE 81 COROLLA $320
000 NEGOTIABLE. TEL. #
ONE Camry SV 30, PEE
8435 $900 000 neg. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Tundra, 4 x 4
2002 model. Call 623-0957,
AT 170. EFI $600 000.
KEYHOMES 231-8469, 684-
'1 AT 192 CARINA, GOOD
CONDITION. MAGS, AC. ETC.
CALL 264-1446, 611-3145.
TOYOTA CHASER GX
100 SUZUKI 750 KATANA M/
BIKE. TEL. 231-4586, 622-
AE 100 Wagon manual
with 2.E engine, in excellent
condition. # 641-1127.
TOYOTA 4 x 4 pick-up,
manual $850 000. Contact
1 TOYOTA RAV4 PJJ
Series, fully powered, a/c, mag
rims $.1M Contact Rocky -
1 L-TOURING wagon, PJJ
Series, fully powered, a/c, mag
rims, never in hire. $1.4M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1- SV 30 Camry-
automatic, a/c, mag rims $950
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 TOYOTA pick-up, solid
diff. manual 4 x 4. $1.1M neg.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
Nissan B13 Sentra.
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Price $650
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 TOYOTAAE 81 Corolla,
private. manual. Price $375
000 Contact Rocky 225-1400/
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-seater.
manual, new ssat5. ,'
enainc Price S1.1M. Contact
RocyV 22.-1400. 621-5902.
GX 90 CHROME- ni5,
CD, low mileage. 15 000 Km.
Arriving soon. Negotiable. #
1 TOYOTA Hiace. 12-
seater, excellent condition. Tel.
AT 192 $1 695 000
negotiable. Just registered. #
AT 212, 'ate model,
arriving soon $2 3M Mags,
CD. # 642-4827.
AT 170 CARINA
automatic, CD chanqer, mag
rims 5675 000 Call 621-7162,
I TOYOTA SV 33 Camry, 1
Toyota Ticom octn in
-^ 526 good
u," 6 0-9218 231-
1 CARINA AT 192, IN
GOOD CONDITION. Call 613-
ONE AT 171 Carina, Blue.
in good condition. Contact No
HONDA Accord. Bargain
price. 225-0502, 225-5782,
ONE (one) Six (6)-Lug
Toyota RZ minibus. BJJ
series. Tel. 623-7394/226-
2000 MODEL TOYOTA
TACOMA. TEL. 610-3880,
6 1 2 -7 6 6 6 P R I C E
1 SERIES, 111 Land
Rover, working condition.
Tel. Call No. 622-6159,
ONE Nissan 910
Bluebird working condition.
Price $300 000. Tel. 645-
1 AE 91 SPRINTER. Fully
powered. EFI. excellent
condition. Call 652-4770.
ONE Austin Maestro
500 car, one Austin
Maestro 500 one ton van.
1 RZ MINIBUS MAGS,
MUSIC, BGG. GOOD
WORKING CONDITION $950
000. CALL 218-4060.
AT 192 CARINA- ABS air
bag, one Toyota Dyna Short
Base, like new. Contact 269-
AT 170 CARINA fully
powered, automatic, mags.
AC, music. Tel. 256-3216,
AE 110 Sprinter
excellent condition, fully
powered, AC. mags (female
TOYOTA Corona AT 212,
lady driven, full power. PJJ.
Call Crystal or John 660-
ONE Toyota Carina TA 60,
in good condition. No
reasonable offer refused.
Phone 225-3155, 626-9813.
1 TOYOTA Hiace 3Y
Super Custom minibus/van,
private, excellent condition.
Tel. 220-1574, 621-9101.
FOR sale by owner 1 AT
212 Carina, AC. CD, fully
powered, 15" nickel rims. PKK
$1 7M neg. Call 229-6842,
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
excellent condition. Tel. 220-
NISSAN Frontier 10-ft.
hand drive, Double Cab Pick-
up @$2.2 million. Toyota
Tacoma, left hand drive.
Double Cab Pick-up @$2.8
million. Call 226-2372.
JESUS ANOINTED -
ISUZU Trooper, working
condition, buy one get other
free. No reasonable refused.
JEWANRAM 227-1988. 623-
CERES automatic. fully
powered, mag rims, spoiler.
Price $1M. Tundra, AT 170
Corona, 950 Hilux Surf, SV 30/
40 Camry. 3-ton enclosed
canter trucl i 2M. 218-
1 1998 MODEL Ford
Escort (automatic), very nice -
S1.3M, AA 60 Carina (auto) -
55 ,', r AT 140 Corona -
$450 000. 20u2 .lteeza -
4.1 M. AT 192 Carina $1 C
000. Mercedes Benz (PKK
series). Sports with hard top
Convertible LHD $8M. Toyota
Ceres $975 000, SV 40
Camry $1 6M, and many
others. Call 225-0995 or 628-
0796 or 621-6246
1998 TOYOTA Surf $5M.
1993 Surf PJJ Series $2.2M,
unregistered Tacoma $2.8M.
Extra Cab F 150 Long tray.
automatic $1 3M neg.. 2003
Bubble Tray Tundra $6 1M,
1 Single deff (3y
enoine) 4 x 4 Pick up !5 2m.
Single Cab (Toyota. 2 x 4. in
'rn-,' culate condition S875
00 2002 Land Cruiser -
S5M 2001! Tundra $4 7M.
SToyota Camr-y 4 x 4 $2 3M
2 000 model Ford F 150 2
S 52.7'M Suzuki Samurai
7'0 Tel 225-0995. 628-0796
ONE Toyota Ipsum, PKK
series, like new. Call 222-2107
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 Extra
Cab, diesel engine, manual,
crash, AC, mag rims. Price -
$2.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1 TOYOTA Camry. L.H.D,
manual, fully powered, a'c,
sunroof. Price $850 0000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/
.1 TOYOTA Ceres PHH.
mag, music, AC, clean car: 1
AT 170 Carina, mag, music,
AC. Contact Safraz 220-
2047. 613-5000, 624-8700.
150CC Honda motorcycle
No. CE 1458. electronics start,
model 2006. NXR bros,
excellent condition. Tel. 611-
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer
(PKK) Price ney. Also one two-
storey concrete house in Kitty.
Tel. # 226-3033. 616-5960.
1 EFI RZ 15-seater. Hardly
used. BHH 5147, music,
mags. spider crystal lights.
Price $1.5M neg. Tel. # 626-
1 AT 170 CORONA- PFF
series, EFI, fully powered,
automatic, mags, never
worked in hire. $950 000.
2 TOYOTA Tundras,
never registered, 1 Land Rover
Discovery diesel. 1 Toyota 4 x
4 pick up Extra Cab. Tel. 222-
1 CHEVROLET GEO
Tracker, 4-wheel drive, 2-door.
soft removable top. Excellent
condition. Price $750 000.
GX 71 Toyota Mark II.
Good working condition and
fully powered. Price $750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims,
4 AGE, 20 valve engine,
Pioneer music system,
crystal lights. Contact 641-
SUNNY B15 2003
Model. Finished only 6 000
miles. Vehicle never
registered $2.3M. Call
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4, in
excellent condition with all
bars, 1 Nissan 4 x 4, Nissan
Caravan. Tel. 225-8802, 629-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA
condition, mag rims, fog
lamps, original spoiler.
Price neg. Telephone 622-
ONE AT 170 Carina &
one AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf,
double axle truck with hyhab,
dump, 20-cyd. Tray. Price
neg. Call 640-2365.
ONE Coaster bus in
ood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work, tape deck, AC
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf,
RZN 185, 1997 2000 model,
TV, CD, Tape, remote start.
sun roof, etc. Call 220-2366,
3Y MINIBUS. 15-seater in
good condition, 1 400cc. PAA
series, Lancer motor car with
soarp.. -;- negotiable.
1 TOYOTA Marino PHH,
Chrome rim. AC. CD.
,iutomatic music, never work
hire. 1 AE 100 Corolla like
new never work hire O.\ nei
leaving. Contact Safraz 220-
2047. 613-5000. 624-8700.
1 TOYOTA RZ (Long
Base) diesel engine, (BKK
No.). automatic. fully
powered. A/C. CD player,
music set, 4-wheel drive. Price
- S2.2M. 1 Toyota RZ (Long
Base) diesel engine, (BKK
No.) manual. EFI, Turbo, CD
player. Price $2.3M. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-
NISSAN DOUBLE CAB
PICK-UP POWER WINDOWS.
BRAND VAN. 2.4 GASOLENE
-ENGINE, BLUE TOYOTA PICK-
UP SINGLE CAB. 227-3571 OR
1 NISSAN Sunny, JN 100)
SN13, diesel engine. L Hand.
PHH Series. manual. S650 000
Contact Rocky 225-1400 621-
NENNL A AR10ND).
LOH CASI PRI CE
ONE fully loaded Nissan
Cefiro. All luxury features.
Chrome rims. alarm, MP3 & CD
player and many more
accessories. Tel. 643-6565 cr
HURRY! HURRY! HURRY!
Just arrived a new a shipment
of Minibuses IRZ Toyota gear
box. Also IKZ gear diesel gear
box. Call 660-1269, 263-7166.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser, 5-
door manual, 4 x 4. straight six.
left hand, immaculate condition.
Price $1.6M. Contact Rocky -
ONE RZ minibus BHH
Series, in excellent condition,
mag rims, stereo system, etc.
Contact 7 'C' New Road. Vreed-
en-Hoop. WCD. Price $1.3M
neg. Tel. 254-0401, 626-4060.
1 MERCEDES Benz 240D
(diesel), very good condition.
AT 170 CORONA EFI.
excellent condition: 2 AT
192 Carina EFI, fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905,
AA 60 CARINA. Price $200
000; one RT 100 gear box -
$20 000. Phone 444-2461 or
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ,
complete flair up, recently
sprayed over. excellent
condition $1 350 000. Tel.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma.
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
DODGE Grand Caravan
PHH series, also Seadoo Jet
Sky, Honda Del Sol sport car.
ONE Toyota Carina 212,
1999 model, 1800 cc 7A-FE,
duty not paid $1.2 million.
ONE Toyota Nadia. 1999
model, 2 000cc econ engine,
fully loaded. 17" alloy
wheels. Call 619-8066.
TOYOTA D4 Vista car.
PJJ series, like new, also
Honda RR 600cc. 225-2319,
BMW 317i car $500
000. Suzuki 4-doorcar- $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 S2.2M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
AT 192 $1.3M, G-Touring
Wagon 17" rims, roof rack, etc. -
$1.5M, RAV-4 $2.6M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-
ONE 2690 KG Dyna
canter enclosed, GHH series,
in good wnrkinn r-, 4;-
hardly used. Tel. 229-2379 /
1 2000 MODEL AT 212 -
leather interior dual air bag.
abs. pione,, Surround
system., brand ne'. 17 rims &
tyre, remote star, .oarm very
lo\; mileage ate PKK series.
Call 613-0613. 669-0724.
AT 212/AT 192/'AT 170,
Toyota Corolla/Sprinter. NZE/
AE 100iAE 91, T/Hi-Ace
diesel & gas 15-seater,
Toyota 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-
1 TOYOTA ENCLOSED
-RUCK WITH 14' TRAY.
1 FLAIR SIDE TOYOTA
TUNDRA. 2003 MODEL, 22"'
MAGS. NEVER REGISTERED.
GOING CHEAP TEL. 227-
TOYOTA -1 X -1 Pick-up
truck GFF series. RHD. leaf
spring Price $1 2M. Tel. 233-
2958 for ,ie\'.__
TOYOTA Tundra 4 x 4
Extra cab GKK series, also
Yamaha RI motorcycle
Yamaha ATV 4-wheel bike.
226 4177. 225-2319.
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue. PKK series. W/ CD, AC.
etc 4 20 mag rims (nickel).
W" 3ugs1. Tel 231-0336,
FORD Wrecker truck crash
bar lift bar. needs minor works,
sold as is. Must see. Price -
$450 000. Phone 227-7677.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD/
Tape player, bubble tray,
dual air bag, mag rims, etc. -
$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416
1 AE 100 COROLLA, PHH
Series.- S 1 150 000 neg., 1
AT 170 Corona, PGG Series,
45 engine $950 000 neg.
Call 222-2640, 613-8221.
580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract. 10 tons (3)
wheel roller. 3 tons vibrating
roller. All in good working
conditions. Call -623-3404,
2 RZ MINIBUSES Long
Base, BHH, EFI. Price $1 250
000, BGG car $1,100 000.
Both in excellent condition.
Phone 268-3953, 612-5419.
TOYOTA Land Cruiser,
FJ62, ready for the trail. 10
seats. 3F, AC. mags, 31/1050
tyres, front bar, immaculate
condition. 74 Sheriff St. 226-
1 AT 170 Toyota motor
car. EFI, mags, automatic.
Excellent condition. Price
$700.000. 1 Nissan FB 13
Stick Gear $500,000. Call:
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry,
AE 91 Corolla Wagon. Owner
leaving country. Call # 645-
6288, 231-0555. All prices
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DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
and sell used vehicles locate
238 South Rd. & Alexander St.
- AT 170 Carina & Corolla. AE
100, Sprinter & Corolla, AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, Long and Short base
minibus. 227-1845 Mon. -
JUST arrived --top quality
reconditioned vehicles. CARS:
Toyota Altezza SXE (6- speed),
Toyota Carina AT 192, Toyota
Vitz SCP 10: Toyota Vista ZZV
50; Mitsubishi Lancer CK 2A.
Wagons: Toyota RAV-4 ACA 21;
T','; ...i.,ux Double Cab RZN
147. PICKUPS: Toyota Hilux
Extra Cab LN 170 (Automatic).
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172
(5-speed manual). VANS:
Toyota customised food
delivery van (2L desel engine).
Nissan Vanette van SK 22VN.
Nissan Caravan minibus VWE
25. Mitsubisnoi Canter truck. 2-
ton, enclosed four-wheel drive:
Toyoace open tray 4WD truck
BU 72: used Toyota Hilux Surf.
Order early and get the best
prices on duty free vehicles.
Full after sales service and
financing available. Deo
Maraj Auto Sales, 207 Sheriff
and Sixth Streets.
624-0762. A name and a
service you can trust.
AT 192 -S 1 150 .00 RA\-4
-PJJ series, mags. roof rac-, e:c
- $2.6M. Clean. Uni;ue Auto
Sales 227-3551. 6-17-0S56.
2 CERES. AE 100. For4d
Transit pick up. 5V 20 Car\ -
AE 91 Corona Pa;hf:jder.
Immaculate condition Tel. .20-
ONE AE 81 Toyota Sp-nter
car lately soraved. Refurbished
interior $550 000 Tel. 218-
1 TOYOTA AT 140 Corona,
back wheel drive, automatic.
mag rims, excellent condition
Price S400 000. Contact Rocky
- 225-1400, 621-5902.
AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla -
manual, gear, power locks ana
windows. PGG Series. Call 687-
1 DAF 4 X 4 Truck. needs
repairs with extra scrap truck and
plus one timber trailer. Price -
$800 000 neg. Contact Mohan
- 668-3989, 680-6809.
TOYOTA Tacoma Single
Cab, fully loaded with Canopy,
lift kit, stick shift. 4-cylinder
engine 33 x 12.5 wheels, mint
condition. GKK Series $1.9M
neg. 220-24.49. 643-5182.
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. 2002, fully loaded; Nissan
March. 1996. fully loaded;
Mitsubishi Dingo, 2000, fully
loaded; Honda Capi. 2000. fully
loaded; Toyota Raumr, 2000, fully
loaded. Toyota Vitz, 2000, fully
210 PREM 110 Corona.
212 Carina, Mitsubishi
Lancer, AT 192 Carina, G & L
Touring Wagon. AE 110 Corolla
and Sprinter, AE 100 Sprinter
and Corolla, AT 170 Corona and
Carina, AE 91 Sprinter and
Corolla BUSES: RZ & Long
and Short Base (EFI & C/tor),
Lite Ace and Town Ace, (finger
tip and automatic). 4-Runner
enclosed and open back, Single
and Extra Cab, gear and
automatic CRV & RAVA 4-
automatic and gear. Pete's
Auto Sale, Lot 02 George Street,
(behind Brickdam Cathedral
Church South into George
Street). Tel. 226-9951, 226-
White, largest in Guyana, Seats
12 persons, V8, fully powered
DVD sound system 4 screens, dual
AC, lots more. $18 million neg.
White, Y8, fully powered,
IWD sound system, alarm, lots more.
$3.6 million .
6-Cylinder, fully powered,alarm,
CD player, box. Cash$1.9 million
190 E Limited Edition, 6-cylinder,
full skirt kit, custom interior work
Cash $1 million
7 seater, needs general work.
$2.5 million cash
Weaker truck) 6-cylinder Holmes
oom, free 10 lons elerfic winch
needs general work $550,000 cash
(Just -iff .I.hirf! never registered,
will register f4 : .",i' ew nul, ber
to buyer 4-cyliiner, po-,er steering
needs some work
CONTACT MR. JOHNNY SINGH
Or check out 68
1 DUMP truck. 1 water
tender and 330 Tim-be-
Jack Skidder all are n,
gced working condition For
more information Ccntact
ONE Cavalier \Vauxail
motor car. PGG series in
exce'ient condition No
reasonable offer refused Tel
220-3816. 220-1505 624-
FOR the best factor\
reconditioned vehicles in st- c,
are IRZ miniib se- new mode:
EFI cat eyes. new model AT 21
Carina. Mitsubishi Lancer
Toyota Tundra x \ 4. Tacoma.
Hilux Pickup H .\ Surn. RA\'-
AT 192 Carin:'. Canter truck.
Caldina Wa,-!on Credit t;rms"
and trade-in facilhi;es av ,.
at Paul Camacho Auto Sales
111 Croal St., Stabroek. ibe:
Albert & Oronoque Sts I Toi
KHAN'S AUTO SALES 1
AT 212, 1 AT 170 Carina, fully
loaded, both cars have full
chrome mags. 1 HB 12 Sunny.
Black, nickel mags, sunroof.
fully powered. 1 AT 150
Corona, automatic, 1 4 x 4
Runner (5-door). 1 Mitsubishi
Pajero, 1 Mercedes Benz. 2
IRZ minibuses, 2 small buses,
2 pick ups. 2 AT 192. 2AE 100.
Contact Mr. Khan, behind
Brickdam Police Station. 10.
10 Hadfield Street or 225-
9700, 609-6600. 233-2336,
ONE Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
80. Automatic transmission 3F
engine, 4 500 cc engine, EFI.
fully powered, windows, door
locks, self start, alarm. AM/FM,
stereo and CD player, automatic
Def lock for four-wheel drive
inside, leather seats, high and
low range drive, 4 new Good
Year tyres and mag rims size (16)
crash bar, fog lamps, adjustable
steering wheel, roof rack, back
lights grilled, back toe bar, 5
doors, sun visor, power steering,
new 12v battery, back and front
wiper, air conditioner, excellent,
power mirrors, fully security
system from theft, 2 years 10
months old. PJJ series,
immaculate condition, excellent
interior and fuel consumption,
well kept, never went in the
Interior. Owner migrating -
$8.6M, neg. 641-2284.
NOW IN STOCK. Toyota
Corolla NZE 121. AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172, LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux Double
Cab- YN 107, LN 107, LN 165, 4 x
4, RZN 167, RZN 169. Toyota
Hilux Single Cab LN 106,
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185 YN
130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi Canter
FE 638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212,
Toyota Marino AE 100,
Toyota Vista AZV 50, Honda
CRV R01, Toyota RAV 4, ZCA
26. ACA 21. SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Mark
2 GX 100. Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210. Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE
100. Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd..
Bourda Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973. 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.
1- Chevy Silverado 4x4
enclosed 5 doors Power Steering,
Mag Rims. Foot Step. automatic.
excellent for interior trips could
acomodate 5 to 6 Drums of
Diesel with other goods inside-
$1M neg. 1- Toyota Land Crusier
FJ 80 fully automatic 4x4 PJJ
series 8M neg; mint condition
clean with all works Leather
Seats.1- Morris Marino Car
automatic never registered
excellent condition, 5 seater
$850,000 neg. 1- Nissan
Diesel Cnter Vanette Mini Bus
vitb A15 engine good drn\ng
conditior GDD $425. 00
,eq. 1- Nissan Diesel Cnier
Truck 3 on, double back
wheel, sted tray. HP 5654CC
engine FD6 needs minor work
S1.3M; 1- Honda Motor
Scooter CD 661 needs a
Carburator $80.000 neg: 1-
Riding Yamaha Ladies V 80
Motor Cycle CE 3362 $
80.000 neg: 1- Toyota Corona
Wagon KT 147 PDD 4412 in
driving condition $ 425,000.
Onwer migrating must sell best
offer accepted. Tel: 614-9432.
SALESGIRLS. CALL 231-
ONE TAXI DRIVER.
CONTACT NUMBER 222-
I MAID age 45 -
50 Caii 231-2977 as5
ONE oxygen cylinder
Contact Sandra 226-3284,
MAID Apply 172
Eastfiela Dr,\e. Nandy Park.
CAR DRIVERS. TEL. 644-
SPINDLE Turner for job
<,o k 2'x 2' 30"-$200, 4-x4'
\ 4; .' To 261-3055.
SECURITY GUARDS. TELE
AGES 30 50.
URGENTLY one (11
gene'a' Domestic. one (1 '
Waiter. Call -27-7850
DRIVERS TO WORK IN TAXI
SERVICE. TEL. 225-5075,
residential farm on highway -
$2 000 per day. Tel. 261-3055
Apply 353 East St., opposite
GPHC Eastern gate.
Park Grocery. 1082
Section B, 12 Pattensen,
A HIRE CAR DRIVER
TO WORK CAR AROUND
GEORGETOWN AT TAXI
ONE Domestic to work 3
days a week. Apply at 192
Duncan St., Newtown, Kitty.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic,
35 45 yrs. Preferably from
country area. Tel. 226-4756,
COOK to work at Hotel
Purple Heart Restaurant and
Bar Charity, E/bo. Call 225-
Creole, preferably male and
House Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906
A PURI Cook and a
delivery man. Delivery man
must have a motorcycle. Apply
in person to 53 David St., Kitty.
1 EXPERIENCED Baker.
Apply in person to Nedd's
Bakery. 251 Garnett &
Campbell Sts., Newtown, Kitty.
EXCAVATOR Operators to
work in the Interior. Interested
person can contact tel. # 225-
1 ACCOUNTS Clerk. Send
written application to:
Technical Services Inc. 18 -
23 Industrial Site. Eccles, EBD.
Handyboys. Apply within
Prakash Variety Store. 5
America St Tel. 227-7468.
ONE Smith Corona and
one Brother Portable electric
typewriters with daisy wheel.
Telephone 226-3134 -
ONE Security Guard,
age 35 55 yrs. Apply in
person at 288 Middle St.,
G/town. Preferably from
experience necessary. Age 40
yrs and over. Salary
negotiable. 622-9961, 231-
Scheme. Person willing to
exchange or give up. (for good
offer). Call 231-6236.__
CARPENTERS with o,,wn
'tools. Apply i person to
Guyana Varnelv Store, 68 Robb
Street (Nut Centre). Ask for
SALESGIRLS & boys.
Must have at least 2 years
experience. Apply. 68 Robb
Street. Guyana Variety Store
(Nut Centre). Ask for Cindy.
GENERAL body work to do
welding, filling and spraying
to vehicles. Apply in person to
Guyana Variety Store. 68 Robb
Street, Lacytown, GiT. 227-
5/2w2007. 1U0:0 u 'M
Y AlllitS CHROMCtE-M 7
URGENTLY Bargirls and
Waitresses. Apply in person to
DOC's Pool Bar, 315 Middle St
between the hrs of 10 am and
11:45 am. No calls.
CLERKS. Driver for Canter
Truck. Apply in person to Bish
& Sons Discount Store, 38
Cummings Street, Alberttown.
CHILLY'S Restaurant & Bar,
Riverview Ruimveldt. Wanted
Cook to work in night. 2
Cleaners to work day. Apply in
person. Ask for Bobb.
LEE'S Snackette opposite
Public Hospital. One Cook to
make Puri, Eggball, one female
to work in shop. Call 231-1272,
cooks, counter servers. Apply
in person Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 commerce St.
G/town. 9-11 am.
ONE LIVE-IN MAID 35 -
45 YRS. PREFERABLY FROM
COUNTRY AREA. TEL. 651-
0232, 8 AM 6 PM
PORTER. APPLY IN
PERSON WITH APPLICATION
TO: P. RAMROOP & SONS, 23
TWO WAITRESSES TO
WORK AT JAM'S BAR.
PREFER LIVE-IN $7 000
WEEKLY. CALL 220-2706.
CONTACT GLACIER ICE
FACTORY, 42 MON REPOS
NORTH. ECD. Contact 220-
ONE day shift Handyman
and one night shift able-bodied
Security. 0ood wages. Tel.
Tennessee Night Club.
Apply in person with written
application. Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St
G/town. 9 -11arm.
WAITRESS Cleaner. Must
be able to answer phone. Apply
in person to Hilton Restaurant.
1 Garnett & Middleton Sts.. C;
ville. Tel. 226-5818.
WE BUY & SELL LANDS
NATIONWIDE, PLACE YOU
ADD WITH US FOR FREE.
YOUNG men to train as
Dental Technicians. Must reside
in Georgetown. Employment
guaranteed. Apply P.O. Box
SALESCLERK 16 -25 yrs.
Apply in person with written
application Rite Price. 94
Regent St., opp. Acme.
Previous applicants need not
Waiters, Kitchen Assistant.
Handyboys. Apply in person. Hacks
Ha!aal Restaurant. 5 Commerce
Street. Gtown 9 am 11 am
KHAN THE SHERIFF TAXI
SERVICE South and Cummings
Streets needs any amount of cars
to work at Base. Contact Mr. Khan
anytime. 225-9700 or 609-6600.
1 EXPERIENCED Accounts
Clerk. Send application Frank
Grant Contracting Service. 10 J
Pollydore St Lodge. G/town.
Must have 3 yrs. experience and
knowledge of VAT preparation.
Closing date is June 2. 2007.
ONE General live-in
Domestic preferable from
country area. Tel. 233-2738.
PORTER BOYS &
Salesgirls. Honest, hardworking
& pleasant. Attractive salary.
Apply in person. Daswaneys
- i St Lacytown Tel
WANTED at Survival
Supermarket Salesgirl. Porters.
Applicants must have secondary
knowledge and apply with a written
application to 16 Duncan and
Vlissengen Road. Tel. # 227-8506.
SIX (6) dogs (Doberman &
German Shepherd), 6 mths 2
yrs $10 $20 000 instant cash.
Contact Maryann RK's Security
Services, 172 Light & Charlotte
Streets. Georgetown. Tel. 226-
3 CASHIERS, 4 FEMALES
COUNTER CLERK, OFFICE
ASSISTANT AND PUMP
ATTENDANT, BILL WRITER AND
HANDYBOYS. Apply in person
with written application at
TEXACO, VLISSENGEN ROAD.
1 EXPERIENCED Driver to
drive van/canter applicant must
have more than (5) years
experience and submit Police
Clearance along with
recommendation. Apply in
person at R. Sookraj & Sons. 108
St acytown (Opposite
ONE Domestic worker to wash.
press, clean and do general
housework. Also she should know
how to deal with children ages
10, 11 and 17. Working hours 7
am -- 3 pmr. Interested person
contact Eunice Major at Tel. #
218-4524. 645-2979 or 628-
LIST of Species: Purple
Heart. Darina. Kabukalli,
Shlbadan (Pink). Tauroriiro.
Talabu, Silverballi (Brown)
Green Heart. RED Cedar
Lumbar HMS 1 & 2 Scrap.
Coconuts 4' in diameter and up.
pumpkins. Contact No. 622-
7435. 643-8028 AJ. 650-6156 -
By Patrick Vignal
PARIS, (Reuters) Roger
Federer said yesterday he
had banished any remaining
fears about the French Open
and was more determined
than ever to win the only
Grand Slam title to elude
him so far.
"I've never entered Roland
Garros feeling so strong men-
tally," the world number one
told a news conference ahead of
the Paris claycourt tournament
"I'm no longer afraid of this
tournament. I'm not afraid of
having to play five sets. I'm not
afraid about being the favourite
and I want to win here more
A semi-finalist two years
ago and the runner-up last
year, the world number one
ended Rafael Nadal's record
streak of 81 wins on clay
with a victory over the Span-
iard in the Hamburg final on
"Obviously. I'm feeling
better now about my chances
than I was two weeks ago,"
said Federer, who lost to
Nadal in last year's final
here and in the semi-fi-
nals the year before.
The Sw issadded that
beating Nadal. who has a
100 percent French Open
record and has won here
the past two years. would
never be a formality.
"I realise that I'm not
going to beat him every
time". Federer said. "To
beat him on clay, you have
to .beat him from the
baseline, play aggressively
S and serve well. That's not
easy to do."
The 25-year-old top
seed was handed a tough
draw on Friday and could run
into such dangerous oppo-
nents as Juan Carlos
Ferrero, Nikolay Dabydenko
and Guillermo Canas before
a possible final against Nadal
on centre court on June 10.
"My focus is not not on
Nadal at the moment," Federer
said. "I've seen the draw and I
knew even before that I would
not have to face him in the
opening rounds. I have to focus
on different opponents right-
Federer. who took a short
break after winning Hamburg
and arrived in Paris on Wednes-
day. said Wimbledon. where he
has won. the last four years, It will remain the number one
was still his favourite toumna- tournament for me,
ment. "That said, winning the
"Wimbledon has given me French Open would be really
everything." he said. "That's nice. I'm feeling good and I'm
where all my dreams came true. ready to give it my best shot."
ZAGREB, (Reuters) A Chinese trio and Olympic
champion Ryu Seung Min dashed Europe's hopes of
grabbing a men's singles medal at the world table ten-
nis championships, yesterday, by winning their quar-
Defending champion Ma Lin beat Vladimir Sanisonov of
Belarus 11-9 11-7 12-10 9-11 11-6 after rallying in each of the
opening three sets while South Korean Ryu defeated Germany's
Timo Boll in straight sets.
Samsonov led 9-7 in the opening set and then blew another
chance in the third to turn the match when he squandered a 9-5
advantage, allowing Ma to take a commanding lead and finish
him off after dropping the fourth.
Ryu also showed remarkable resilience and medal-winning
credentials when he fought back from 5-1 down in the opening
set and 6-0 in the second to defeated Boll, the world number
three and Europe's top-ranked player.
Ryu quickly found his composure and Boll faded to an 11-
9 11-7 11-3 12-10 loss although he won over the crowd with a
fine effort in the fourth set when he saved four match points.
Wang Hao produced a flawless performance in an 11-4 11-9
11-3 11-3 whitewash of South Korea's Joo Se Hyuk. having
kept his rival on the receiving end with a vicious sliced fore-
World number two Wang Liqin completed China's success
with an 11-7 11-5 11-8 1 L-8 win over compatriot Hao Shuai.
The semi-finals and the final will be played today.
OXYGEN and acetylene;
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& 338-2335. (David
place, 30ft x 35ft. 1-
secured beautifully tiled
office 30ft x 25ft. 1-3
bedroom house fully grilled
in N/ACall 333-2500.
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes located
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634
CIIRCUIT City Internet Cafe
and Computer School. Lot 2
D'Edward Village, WIC/B. All
and Fax Services. Tel. # 327-
5369 or 625-7189.
CHURCH View Hotel
Main and King Streets. NA
Tel. 333-2880 Gift Flower
and Souvenir Shop. Main &
Vryheid Streets # 333-3927
LOT 95 Sect. AA'
Cumberlard. Berbice. Call 618-
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6 2-3 7 Andy
building, newly built in the
heart of New Amsterdam.
drastically. Call 333-
GX 90 MARK 11 in
good condition. Contact
339-4525 or 613-6990.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFI) automatic, fully
powered. 330 Bedford
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-
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two in their second innings,
after they were forced to fol-
Both West Indies wickets
fell to Sidebottom. both Were
adjudged lbw to balls that
seamed back. and allowed the
England bowler to go to bed
with figures of two for 12 from
. Sidebottom had earlier
struck in similar fashion to re-
move West Indies Chris Gavle
and Ganga in the West Indies'
first innings. The West Indies
openers were dismissed inside
the first 10 overs both ad-
Gayle scored 11 before he
played across a well-pitched
delivery that moved back. and
Ganga made five before he of-
fered no stroke to a ball that
darted back. as West Indies
reached 66 for two at tea.
After the break. West
Indies became unstuck, and
conceded their last seven
wickets for 78 runs in close
to 21 overs.- -
S yIvfe'r" Joseph had
started slowly before tea, but he
was looking to get into gear af-
ter the break. when he was
caught at first slip for 13 that
started the slide.
Left-hander Devon Smith
was caught at gully, when he
sliced a loose drive at a deliv-
ery from Plunkett.
Runako Morton fell to an-
other questionable decision from
umpire Rudi Koertzen, when he
was adjudged caught behind for
fivc off f delivery from
Hannison which cut back, and
television replays clearly
showed clipped the top of his
right-pad on its way to the
Then Denesh Ramdin
fenced at a wide delivery mov-
ing further away and was caught
behind for six off Plunkett to
leave West Indies 94 for six.
Though the bowlers showed
there was some sting in the
West Indies' tail in the first Test.
there was never going to be a
comeback story for the visitors.
and there was little resistance
from the rest of the batting.
Earlier, the West Indies'
bowling proved to be cannon-
fodder for Pietersen, and he which Pietersen, in particu-
gathered 226, after England lar, and Prior plundered for
continued from their bed- easy runs.
time total of 366 for five. West Indies saw Pietersen
He had slashed a delivery pass150 when he drove his
from Taylor to third man for 193rd ball from Taylor to
four to reach his highest Test. mid-off for a single, and then
score of 159 before he pushed Prior accelerated to his 50. when
Gayle through mid-wicket for he drilled his 72nd delivery
two to arrive at the double- through cover for the sixth of his
hundred mark. nine fours.
With the West Indies Daren Powell made the
lacklustre in the field. and breakthrough for West Indies,
Pietersen having them at his when he completely wrong-
mercy. Ma-il PI ;2 ave footed the England
evidence that he may solve wickewteepitn 1 ih a
England's problem of finding a well-pitched ball moving away
quality wicketkeeper/batsman and bowled him.
when he made 75 from 99 balls After England went into
and Plunkett collected his high- lunch on 498 for six. Pictersen
est Test score of 44 not out. and Plunkett emerged to acccl-
Prior added 160 for the crate the scoring, and push the
sixth wicket with Pietersen. home team closer to a total that
and the England star batsman would satisfy their plans for a
shared 81 for the seventh declaration.
wicket with Plunkett that When Pietersen was
broke the backs and the spir- caught on the cover boundary
its of the West Indies even skying a delivery from Gayle,
further. England captain Michael
The visitors did nothing Vaughan felt they had
to help their cause with a enough, and the nightmare at
succession of loose deliveries Headin'gliy -started' for
either side of the wicket .Sarwan and West Indies. *
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French Open fears
Nightmare at Headingley for
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By Mark Gleeson
(Reuters) Future World Cup
hosts South Africa fielded 10
new caps as they edged past
Malawi 5-4 on penalties in
their Cosafa Castle Cup
Group B semi-final at
Swaziland's Somhlolo sta-
Coach Carlos Alberto
Parreira used the match in the
annual southern African cham-
pionship to experiment with
fringe players but had to go
through a tense shootout after
a goalless draw before seeing his
i, IN -- ENIORIA.
young side advance to Sunday's
South Africa will meet
Mauritius in the Group B de-
cider after the Indian Ocean is-
landers upset hosts Swaziland
in Saturday's second semi-final.
Mauritius also needed a
shootout to progress, winning
6-5 on penalties after another 0-
"It's a way to build for the
future," said Parreira, "but we
struggled to keep possession
and only made chances in the
South Africa had the best
chances but were denied twice
inside three minutes midway
through the second half by
sharp saves from Malawi's
Malawi, who fielded a full
strength side, were playing their
.first game under new English
coach Steven Constantine.
Mauritius, searching for
their first win in more than a
two years, weathered an early
Swazi onslaught to settle for
penalties where their inexperi-
enced goalkeeper Yannick
Macoa made two stops to hand
them a place in the final.
The group winners
progress to the semi-finals of
the regional competition for
which Mozambique and
Zambia have already quali-
The wife, children,
nephews and other
relatives of the late .
SHARMA express their
and gratitude to all
those who attended
the funeral and
sympathized either by
visit, telephone calls, sympathy cards and flowers
and those who assisted in other ways during their
Special thanks to Satish (a.k.a. Chico) and Jill Persaud,
Rakesh & Julie Puri, Kiran & Utra Nauth, Krishna &
Melo, Rabia, Captain Gerry Gouveia, Maz, Mr. Beni
Sankar, Mr. & Mrs. Dave, all the pilots, also Search &
Rescue Team, GDF & others.
Rohan was not only loved & cherished in our hearts
but also valued by many in the Interior whose lives
May Lord Shiva grant eternal peace to one ,-
in a million husband and father. ,
In loving memory of our
beloved brother and son -'-- '
PERTAB a.k.a. BULL who
passed away on June 1,
1989 in the USA, age 31; "
and father and husband
LAKHRAM PERTAB a.k.a.
STANLEY who passed
away in the USA on May 28,
May and June come with deep regrets
Two months we will never forget i--
When tides of love are broken and loved ones have to part Q
It leaves a wound that never heals
And many a sad and broken lonely heart
Your deaths were sudden that it shook us all
All that we have of you both are your pictures hanging on the wall
And memories to last a life time that is written on our hearts in letters of gold
There is no one who can fill your vacant chairs .
(. Sleep on, our dear beloved ones until we meet again
We pray that Lord Shiva grant you both eternal rests
S"- Sadly missed and inserted by your wife and mother
%S< Dolly Pertab, children, brothers and sisters, grands, A'
great grandson and sons and daughter-in-law, also
grand daughter-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Also many thanks to all our neighbours, friends and family who were there to support us
,t -on the passing of our dear ones.
In loving memory of our dearest
father, grandfather iAnd great
S grandfather MR. HAROLD I,
MANGROO SIMBUDYAL who
departed his life on May 23, 2006.
It's been one year since God close His arms around you
And took you to be with Him
He whispered to you, "Come to Me my lovely son and I'll take away your pain"
Your golden heart stopped beating '
Your silky, soft and comforting hand at rest -
God broke our hearts and prove to.us He only takes the best -
I wish God could have spared you for a few more years .
i Foi our lives would be much better with more laughter and less tears '"-.
Our lives go on without you and nothing is the same -
A- For we hide the heartache when someone speak your name '
Sad are the hearts that love you -
SLivino Silent are the tears that fall /
SLiving our lives without you is the hardest part of all
May God continue to grant his soul eternal rest.
Sadly missed by his loving children: Roy, Mully, Patsy Joeboy, Anita, Chico, Shanta and
Ld, K Khanko; grandchildren, great grandchild, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and other relatives
i May your soul rest in peace
We miss you dad.
In loving memory of a
beloved wife. mother,
grandmother & great
a.k.a. ZEENA, formerly
of 69 Vergenoegen, E. B.
departed this life on
May 22, 1994.
Absent from the body is to be present with the
Each year May cones with great regret
It is a month we will never forget
We may not have the answers to the mniny trials
But one thing we can always rely on
We are kept by God's wonderful grace
We hold our tears when we call your name
VWhenever we meet and your name is mentioned,
we remember the things you thought us, to be
successful in life
Thank you for the wisdom and goodness you
shared with us, using your love of life as your
Mornm. our hearts are not troubled
God is in control and He will sustain us to hold on
to each other
We know that you are in that wonderful garden,
where we'll all meet one day
Always remembered and forever loved
by her children, in-laws, 7*t-
I<^ grandchildren and other relatives. \ ,
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World Cup hosts South Africa
beat Malawi on penalties
28 May7 2007
Argentina fight back to clinch World Team Cup
By Kevin Fvlan
(Reuters) Argentina came
back from the brink to snatch
a thrilling 2-1 victory over
the Czech Republic in
yesterday's final and capture
the World Team Cup for the
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Tomas Berdvch gave the
Czechs the first point with a 3-
6 6-3 7-6 win over Juan Ignacio
Chela before Agustin Calleri
took the tie into the deciding
doubles by beating Jan Hajek 6-
Czech pair Berdych and
Martin Damm were cruising to-
wards victory on the red clav at
the Rochusclub as they led by
a set and 4-2 only for Calleri
and Jose Acasuso to launch a
They reeled off the next four
games to set up a match tiebreak
and won it convincingly to seal
a 2-6 6-4 10-4 victor)', with an
emphatic Acasuso volley on the
"The doubles was always
closer than it looked," said Ar-
gentina captain Daniel Orsanic.
"We'd just lost a couple of de-
cisive points to go behind so I
knew we could come back.
"Now we're going to cel-
ebrate with some beers...and
then some more beers."
The result gave Argentina
their third World Team Cup title
following victories in 1980 and
2002. For the Czech Republic
it was a fourth defeat from four
appearances in the final.
The pick of the matches in
a final that stretched over more
than seven hours partly due
to a lengthy rain delay was
the opening singles between
Berdych and Chela.
Berdych recovered from an
early break in the first set only
to lose his serve immediately,
missing two attempted back-
hand \w winners to gi\ e Chela a 5-
Berd\ch went into attack
mode at the start of the second
set and the world number 12
soon had a 3-0 lead \with one
Chela stayed pinned to the
baseline and he w\as unable to
regain the initiati\ e. with
Berdych sealing the set with an
ace on the first of two setpoints
in game nine.
The match staved with
serve in the third set either side
of a 90-minute rain break and
Berdych snatched victory 7-5
on the tiebreak thanks to two
overhit forehands from a tiring
Chela on the crucial points.
A victory for Hajek against
Calleri would have been enough
to see the Czechs home but the
Argentine broke once in the
first set and ran away w ith the
second to complete victor\ in
one hour 12 minutes.
Caller and Acasuso made
too many mistakes in the first
set of the doubles and looked
down and out when they \went
a break behind in the second.
Calleri suddenly lifted his game,
however. hitting a series of w in-
ners to haul his side back level
and set up a memorable finale.
"This is a very important
tournament and we always
wanted to win it," said
Calleri. "Taking this title
will give us great confidence
going into Roland Garros."
Yue wins women's
ZAGREB, (Reuters) Guo Yue won the women's singles
gold medal at the world table tennis championships, yes-
terday, after beating fellow Chinese Li Xiaoxia by four sets
to three in the final.
World number four Guo staged a spirited comeback from
three sets to one down to claim her first world championship
title after she had dislodged 2006 winner and top seed Zhang
Yining in the semi-finals earlier in the day.
The final produced a thrilling battle of Chinese teenagers in
which the 19-year-old Guo recovered from a slow start to beat
18-year-old Li 8-11 11-7 4-11 2-11 11-5 11-2 11-8.
Li had also made an upset in the semi-finals, defeat-
ing world number three compatriot Guo Yan to finish on
the podium in her first world championship at senior level.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 27, 2007 29
warning shot before
key Giro stage
By Stephen Farrand
BERGAMO, Italy, (Reuters) -
Italy's Gilberto Simoni sent
a clear warning that he
would ride an aggressive race
in the mountain stages of the
Giro d'Italia by making a
strong attack during the 14th
stage to Bergamo, yesterday.
Simoni worked hard in the
attack that split the field and
made a late solo move to try to
win the 192-km stage but was
caught and beaten by compatriot
Stefano Garzelli of the Acqua &
Sapone team in the final metres.
Race leader Danilo Di Luca
of Italy missed the decisive
move and finished 38 seconds
behind Simoni. Di Luca leads
compatriot Marzio Bruseghin
by 55 seconds and
Luxembourg's Andy Schleck by
1:57 but Simoni moved up to
fifth overall at 2:42 behind.
Today's 184-kni 15th stage
from Trento to a mountain-top
finish at Tre Cime di Lavaredo
is considered the hardest stage
of the 2007 Giro and is ex-
pected to be decisive for over-
Simoni accused a television
motorcyclist of helping Garzelli
to catch him but was enthusi-
astic about the big mountain
stage on his home roads.
"It's a tough and very hard
stage in the Dolomites and will
be very important," Simoni said.
"The Passo di Giau and the
small climb near the Misurina
Lake are tough and then there is
the uphill finish.
"I hope I can ride well be-
cause it's very close to my home
and I know the climbs like the
back of my hand. I don't think
Di Luca will sleep easy tonight."
Di Luca admitted that
Simoni was now his main rival
in the three-week race.
"Simoni is still two-and-a-
half minutes behind overall but
he's the man to beat in the Giro
because he's always strong in
the last week of the Giro and
can climb very well," he said.
"The stage to Tre Cime di
Lavaredo is the hardest of the
whole Giro and I'd be happy
to lose just 30 seconds to
Simoni at the finish. To win
the Giro I need a two-minute
lead before the tough moun-
tain-top finish at Monte
Zoncolan and the final time
trial to Verona."
STAGE WINNER: Italy's Stefano Garzelli (foreground right) beats Italy'sGilberto Simoni
(foreground left) in a sprint to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'ltalia in Bergamo, Italy.
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Ullrich refuses to
comment on doping
By Erik Kirschbaum
BERLIN, (Reuters) Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is
refusing to comment on the recent flood of doping confes-
sions made by former Telekom team mates, his manager
Wolfgang Strohband said, yesterday.
The retired German rider was reported in the local media to
be making a statement on the issue, yesterday, but Strohband
was quoted on Ullrich's Web site as saying this would not hap-
"There is no reason for Jan to make any public comment."
Strohband said on www.janullrich.de. The Ullrich home page
added: "Press reports that Jan Ullrich will comment on the cur-
rent events arc wrong."
On Friday, Die Welt newspaper's online edition said: "Jan
will make a statement. It's still undecided in which form.
whether a news conference or announcement on his Web site."
Ullrich took the Tour de France in 1997. a year after
Denmark's Bjarne Riis won the race as Telekom leader.
On Friday. Riis became the first Tour winner to admit he
used performance enhancing drugs, for a period between 1993
Six other Germans, including former Telekom riders Erik
Zabel and Rolf Aldag, admitted earlier last week they used the
blood-boosting substance erythropoietin (EPO) in the mid-
Two doctors on the team, now called T-Mobile. also ad-
mitted to organising doping.
Ullrich and Gire d'ltalia champion Ivan Basso were among
nine competitors withdrawn just before last year's Tour de
France after they were implicated in a Spanish doping investi-
gation, Operation Puerto.
Ullrich was subsequently sacked by his T-Mobile team and
retired from competition in February. He has always denied using
DNA tests confirmed some of the bags of blood seized in
Operation Puerto belongs to Ullrich, the Bonn state prosecutor's
office has said. They are investigating Ullrich for fraud.
The wave of doping confessions could, ironically, lead to
an end of the investigation into fraud against Ullrich. according
to the Stuttgarter Nachrichten daily on Saturday.
"There's a new situation now," Joerg Schindler, a
spokesman for the prosecutors office in Bonn. told the
newspaper. He added that if there had been systematic dop-
ing at Telekoni it could possibly help exonerate Ullrich
from the fraud charges.
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Spingboks hand England
record 58-10 thrashing
By Ken Borland
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Af-
rica, (Reuters) Wing Bryan
Habana scored two tries and
fullback Percy Montgomery
kicked 23 points as South Af-
rica inflicted a record 58-10 de-
feat on beleaguered England in
the first of two tests, yesterday.
England, missing most of
their first-choice players and
further weakened by a virus
sweeping through the squad,
competed decently in spells but
made too many errors and trailed
30-3 at halftime.
They put up some resis-
tance in the first 30 minutes of
the second half and scored a try
through James Simpson-Daniel
but the Springboks finished
strongly to pile on 28 points in
the last 10 minutes.
The victory surpassed their
35-9 Johannesburg success in
1984 and 44-21 1999 World
Cup quarter-final victory as the
biggest margin and highest score
with all 10 of his kicks at goal -
seven conversions and three
penalties, while wing Ashwin
Willemse. flank Schalk Burger -
both on their returns to interna-
tional action after lengthy injury
absences centre Jean de Villiers.
replacement wing Francois
Steyn and replacement prop CJ
van der Linde also scored tries.
"We went in at halftime bit-
terly disappointed, we gave
them two tries and you can't af-
ford to make basic mistakes
DOUBLE TRY: South Africa's Bryan Habana, dives over to score a try during the first
rugby test match against England at Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo:
LONDON, CMC Mali
Richards, the son of West
Indies batting legend Sir
Vivian Richards, has been
chosen in a 13-member
Marylebone Cricket Club
side that will face West Indies
in a tour match from June 1
to 3 at the Racecourse Ground.
The 23-year-old Richards
and Ruel Brathwaite, the former
Young Barbados fast bowler, are
two players with Caribbean
links that have been selected for
the side which will be captained
by long-standing Sri Lanka
opener Sanath Jayasuriya.
"'Few young players will
have such an opportunity to
play against quality opposition
and I am sure that the students
will make the most of it," said
"The match will be a big
challenge. but I am confident
that we will be able to perform
v ell against the touring team."
Richards opens the howling
or; Oxford Universiiy Cricket
Centre of Excellence and spent
:le on the staff at Middlesex.
%' ho calls Lord's. the hcadquar-
:,i, ofl the \MCC. home.
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at the Loughborough University
Cricket Centre of Excellence.
William Porterfield, who
opened the batting for Ireland at
the World Cup which was
staged in the Caribbean, is also
included, while the rest of the
side is a collection of players
from UCCEs and MCC's Young
Lee Hodgson, after acting as
12th man for England during
part of the Lord's Test and tak-
ing a catch to dismiss Jerome
Taylor off Steve Harmison in
the West Indies first innings, is
the most noticeable of the re-
The match is West Indies'
only remaining first-class fixture
outside of the Test series, and
it will provide preparation for
against the likes of South Af-
rica." England captain Jason
Robinson told Sky Sports TV.
"('At the end) we were out
on our feet. For the first 25
minutes of the second half we
put up a good fight but towards
the end they opened us up."
Coach Brian Ashton. without
more than 30 first-choice players and
forced to shuffle his side this week
because of the virus problems, said:
"I'm not making excuses but there
were three or four who shouldn't
have been out there at the end but
they had to stay on because there
was no-one else to bring on."
Ashton said that back lain
Balshaw was having a scan on
a shin injury while Jonny
Wilkinson went off with a back
Both face a fitness race to
make the second test in Pretoria
South Africa coach Jake
White said: "The biggest posi-
tive was the way we linked the
backs and forwards in the last
20 minutes and the way we fin-
ished the game. The way we
finished, moving the ball from
side to side was really pleasing.
"To score 30 points in the
first half of a Test match was
really pleasing. We lost a bit of
structure in the first half of the
second half but we weren't al-
ways going to get everything
right in five days. We will try
to get it right for the next one."
the third Test at Old Trafford.
Jayasuriya (captain), Ruel
Brathwaite, Simon Butler,
Shaaiq Choudhry, Paul
Dixey, Laurie Evans, lee
Hodgson, James Morris, Wil-
liam Porterfield, Mali
Richards, Zoheb Sharif,
Mark Tomsett, Robbie Will-
W-Connection capture T&T Pro Bowl
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad.
CMC They had to work for
it, but W-Connection won the
Trinidad & Tobago Pro Bowl
for a second time on Friday,
when they prevailed over Su-
perstar Rangers 4-3 in a pen-
W-Connection, also known
as "The Savonetta Boys". led 2-
0 at half-time, but they saw
Rangers fight back to draw level
inside regulation time.
It came down to the spot-
kicks to decide the winners. and
\\ -Connection nel-minder Jan
Nichael Williams showed his'
biii~nce between the pos' to
ie \in. and carn ith- .:
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them the lead in the I Ith
minute. when Brazilian
midfielder Gefferson Goulart
broke through the Rangers'
offside trap down the right side
to supply an easy opportunity
for the St. Lucia international.
The Savonetta Boys
doubled their lead in double
the time. when Andre
Toussaint celebrated his recall
to the Soca Warriors' national
team with a solo effort which
left Rangers 'keeper Curtis
Granger and defender Marvin
c.'iimC, on their bullocks and
ailo\wed him io t\al/ into an
The Rangers then punished
W-Connection when David
"Atiba" Charles brought down
Peters in the area and conceded
a penalty kick which Errol
McFarlane, their captain and
the tournament's leading
scorer. put away in the 70th
Both sides had their chance
to finish each other off in the
closing minutes, but they
missed their opportunities.
In the third-placed match,
United Petrotrin defeated T&T
Defence Force 1-0 in a keenly
"The Oilers" however,
:inue'-'f t, cmnfir: the rv-
',lt. whei'ii Abiola Clarence
freed Brent Garcia with a
'autifuii throughh hall and
it bi with only the
i(teper to beat.
POLE: Spanish McLaren-Mercedes driver Fernando
Alonso drives at the Monaco racetrack, 26 May 2007
in Monte Carlo, during the qualifying session of the
Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Yahoo Sports)
Monaco GP pole
By Alan Baldwin
MONACO, (Reuters) Fernando Alonso will start today's
Monaco Grand Prix from pole position with British team
mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis
Hamilton alongside on an all-McLaren front row.
Brazilian Felipe Massa had to settle for third place for
Ferrari with his run of three poles in a row ended by the Span-
ish double world champion who won the showcase race for
Renault last year.
Ferrari had been on pole for the past six races but Alonso,
with the 16th pole -of his career and second in a row in Mo-
naco, gave McLaren their first since Kimi Raikkonen at Monza
in Italy last September.
Threatened rain held off after morning showers in a tense
session that left the McLaren drivers, divided by two points at
the top, well placed for their second one-two of the season.
"I think this year is a little more special regarding the
weather conditions, that are not 100 percent sure either wet or
dry," said Alonso. "I think it could be a very difficult race and
a little bit like a lottery for everybody.
"The race is so long that even pole position means nothing,
probably," he added.
Hamilton, just 22 years old and chasing his fifth podium
Thifslii five races-after becoming the youngest championship
leader, was quickest until Alonso went faster with only sec-
"I think if you look at it, we're the quicker ones this week-
end," said Hamilton, who might have taken pole for the most
glamorous race of the season had he not been held up by Aus-
tralian Mark Webber's Red Bull.
"We've got a great car, the best car...so I have absolutely
no worries going into the race."
Raikkonen, now with Ferrari, will start 16th a big set-
back at a circuit notorious for the lack of overtaking possibili-
ties after striking the metal barrier at the harbourside Swim-
ming Pool chicane and breaking the steering.
The Finn is fourth in the championship, eight points adrift
of Hamilton and five behind Massa, and needing to revive his
title hopes after winning the Australian season-opener but re-
tiring in Spain this month.
In a flashback to last year, when predecessor Michael
Schumacher caused a cheating furore by blocking the track at
the penultimate Rascasse corner to secure pole before being de-
moted, Raikkonen halted at the same spot.
Briton David Coulthard was barred from the final session
and later officially listed as 13th for blocking Renault's Finn
Heikki Kovalainen in the second session.
Schumacher finished fifth from the back of the grid last year
and Raikkonen will be aiming for something similar while hop-
ing for a clash of the McLarens.
Hamilton said that was unlikely.
"We respect each other and we're team mates, we want to
do a good job," he said. "We will go into that first comer prob-
ably not as aggressive as if we were going into it with a Ferrari.
"We will be conn'ervtij'e and s,'".' ~t' ii ;rrons We're on
"mcicili Llcl sir tIcgic 0. 1 O)i M ii i p ci,..
Renault s Italian Giancario l-Hichella will start nexi to
Massa. with Williams's German driver Nico Rosberg and
Wchber behind them.
BMVW Saube'"s C.t-.:'man ";ri-'er '-Nic-l Hreidfeld shared
the fourth row with Polish team mate Robert Kubica.
Pace 3 & 30 D65
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 27. 2007
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National club b'ball...
Title goes to
By Faizool Deo
GEORGETOWN'S hope of
capturing the National Club
Basketball crown, went up in
smoke Friday night when the
Beepats' Scorpions and the
Ravens bowed out in the
semi-finals at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall.
\ ,..n i, Pistons found the
antidote of the Scorpions's sting.
and pounded them for a 15-
point victory and the Kashif &
Shanghi Kings ruled supreme
The two Linden sides will
now clash in a three-game final
starting from tonight at the same
Pistons produced a good
first-quarter run, coupled with
excellent offensive rebounds by
Nkossi Gurrick in the first half
and Quint.y Joires in the last
quarter to propel them to a 65-
50 \ ictors.
The offensive rebounds
were deadly, because it afforded
second shot opportunities in the
paint. By the end of the first
10 minutes the visiting team
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CHAMPS: Errol Tenpow (left) and Shyraz Roshandin with sponsor (centre).
START LINE: Competitors await the starters orders.
Tenpow again on podium
ERROL Tenpow and Shyraz
Roshandin won the two-hour
Enduro motor racing at the
South Dakota Circuit, last
week Sunday, in a battle of
the Tenpow brothers.
The duo drove on the
Fullworks sponsored 4AGE
Tovota Corolla. completing 70)
laps in two hours one minuteI
Second place went to 9'rian
and Jimmy Tenpow in at
Mitsubishi Evo7. who com-
pleted 79 laps. too, but in 2:01:
According to reports
from the GuL ana Motor Rac-
ing & Sports Club
GMNR&SC). ilie battle for
the checkered fla.i between
lenpoi'v. a. e Judo n io ;1:C
\try last lap and in fact the
very last three corners.
Brian Tenpow in the E\o
crossed the last lap board
slightly with older brother Errol
Tenposw chasing in the
The two cars disappeared
from s iew and reappeared w ith
ErrU l in the lead and crow-ing ihe
"in: 1i in !eCa\n g fr.ie i':ns
present wondering what had
happened in the lap few cor-
Aaron Bethune and
Vishaul Sawh placed third
with 76 laps in 2:01:07.108
hours. while the Rahaman
uncle-nephew team of Ray
and Ryan completed 76 laps
in 2:01:40.362 hours for the
w ere in control 22-10.
Scorpions rallied behind point
guard Tre\ or NMcLeod. \\ ho broke
down the defence with his quick
legs and cut the lead to three (22-
19) in the opening ninutIes of the
It was until the third quar-
ter (6:17 minutes remaining')
that another guard. Sheldon
Braithwaite buried a three
pointer to tie the game at 34.
Scorpions surged ahead
through forward Darren Gordon
with a fast-break shot 38-306).
thile two points lead s\as as far
as the Georgetown side \would
reach in the second half as
Piston's Neville Greenville bur-
ied back-to-back three pointers
to propel his team to a 49-44
third quarter lead.
In the fourth quarter.
Trevor Profitt ran the flood hard
and Jones got the offensive
board to carry the Lindeners to
a convincing victory. Jones fin-
ished with 16. while Gunick had
14 and Profitt 12.
In the second game. Ravens
had all jo play for against the
Kings-their arch-rivals. The
home team made it look impres-
sive *iilth Lugard Mohan.
Ail'i. Young and Dwayne
Roberts returning to the line-t,
Even Seraiah Clarke who ti
been notable of recent had
play off the bench, but when rt
whistle ble\\ it \sas all Kings.
Centre Jason Alonio w
aggres-si e in lthe paint and wi
hot outside shooting by ti
smaller players. Kings fle\
an 8-2 lead. R\ an Gullen \v'
\w as recently traded from Cou
Pacesetters scored the first fi
points for the Georgetown sik
but with a lead of 13 (20-7)
the first eight minutes. Kie
were in total control.
Ravens reverted to man-;
man defence'and double teatnit
and point guard Darcel Har
and Young snatched back-to-b.a
steals to cut the lead to six t
16). Hosweer, Ravens were
down b\ tlleir paint players u
shot poorly. Even fast break
ups were not dropping. T
was in contrast to Onm
Sampson wh@ was on fire. hiti
long shots to keep Kings ahea'
Hams. who shoots the lort
est three pointers in Guya.
brought the crowd alive when
dropped three from way b
yond the arc. He was so<
double teamed,and with I
other players not shooting w'
the clock soon expired givi
Kings a 65754 win.
Sampson finished with
points, Alouzo II,, and Mars
Hartmnan and Seon Char!
ten each. Harris was the 01
Ravens player in double f
ures with 14,
to England squad
LO. 0 N 1) 0 N
was recalled to
yesterday, for .
Brazil and the
Euro 2008 q(uali-
fier in Estonia on -
It is the firsI
time the Real 4
has been included 1
in the squad since t i"
over from Sven ii
Goran Eriksson i
after last year's DAVID BECKHAM
fenlder Cu h DAVID BECKHAM
"David Beckham 1 believe will help us win in EstoniLan4
that' s hy I picked himn." McClaren told Sky Sp,,r. I- ,
sion. "-e was absolutely delighted as I knew he woiu.d kh
'He has been a real professional throughout. H. ."..n
into form and deserved to be in.'
McClaren named a 26-iian squad whichat ls.. Ij,..hde
striker Michael Oxsrn fo r the lirst time inc he .li..ined i
serious knee injury on England dutly in the World (itip g EGn.
i.....Lhrni Rovers midfielder David Bentley and R,'.ding
fender Nicky Shorey have also been named for the I.-i iin
after impressive displays in Friday's 3-1 victory in B mi
national against Albania in which Owen also played
Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole. who has only re:eni I, relcurdi
to action after an injury-hit season, rejoins the squad al.Ter a
long period away from the international scene.
England play Brazil next Friday in their first interna-
tional at the new Wembley Stadium before visiting Estno
nia for their key Euro 2008 Group E Iiii flk ing match itf
India set batting record against Bangladesh
DHAKA. (Reuters) India be-
came the first test team to
record four centuries from
the first four batsmen. yes-
terday. when they reached
610 for three declared on the
second day of the second test
Wasim Jaffer was the first
of the quartet to record a cen-
tury for the visitors, retiring
hurt on 138 through exhaustion
on Friday's opening day.
Captain Rahul Dravid,
opener Dinesh Karthik and
Sachin Tendulkar then added
hundreds of their own.
On eight previous occa-
sions. test sides ha, e had their
top three batsmen register cen-
turies in an innings but no one
had ever managed four until
Bangladesh were 58 for five
in reply at the close with
paceman Zaheer Khan taking
three for 20.
Jaffer faced 185 balls and
smashed 13 fours to reach his
fourth test century, while
Dravid (129) took 144 balls,
highlighting his knock with one
six and 12 boundaries to reach
his 24th test ton.
Karthik (129) faced 1.i
balls, hitting 13 fours, for his
maiden test century and
Tendulkar needed exactly 200
balls to register his 37th test
Chasing India's huge score.
opener Javed Omar was cauhhl
by Dinesh Karthik at third slip
off Khan from the first ball of
the innings for a duck.
Khan also bowled Shahriar
Nafees (2) with the second ball
of the third over and trapped
Mohammad Ashraful (0) lbw
with his next ball.
Khan missed a hat-trick
when Karthik dropped
Saqibul Hasan from the fol-
Earlier captain Habibul
Bashar (4) was caught behind
by keeper Mahendra Singh
Dhoni and later Rajin Saleh
.20 1 was caught at silly-point
from leg-spinner Anil
The first test of the two-
match series ended in a draw
in Chittagone on Tuesday.
Second Test Day Two...
F'r/*fr / ffm i r~rr
... Pietersen blasts maiden double ton
LEEDS, England, CMC -
Ramnaresh Sarwan's worst
nightmare came true, yester-
day, when West Indies' termi-
nal decline overshadowed
Kevin Pietersen's maiden
Test double-hundred and
Ryan Sidebottom's quality
swing bowling which put En-
gland in firm control of the
Prior to the match. Sarwan,
the West Indies captain,
emphasised that he wanted to
build on the momentum the side
had gained from making 437 in
the first innings of the drawn
first Test at Lord's with the
caveat that "'we don't want to
score 160 now". .
West Indies were not fortu-
nate enough to make that many.
replying to England's first in-
nings total of 570 for seen de-
clared, as they were dismissed
for 146 about an hour-and-a-
half after tea on the second day
Left-hander Devon Smith
got the top score of 26, Jerome
Taylor equalled his best Test
score with 23 not out, and
Dwavne Bravo made a similar
\VWest Indies were under-
mined h\ leit-arm iast-medium
bowler Ryan Sidebottom, play-
ing in only his second Test in
the space of six years. He was
the most successful England
bowler with four wickets for 42
runs from 12 overs.
Liam Plunkett captured
three for 35 from 12 overs, and
Steve Harmison snared two for
55 from 12 overs.
For Sarwan. it must have
been doubly painful watching
from the sanctity of the visitors'
dressing room, knowing that he
could do absolutely nothing to
help his side stem the fall of
It was decided prior the
start of the day that Sarwan
would not bat in the West
Indies first innings because
of the damaged acromioclav-
icular joint he sustained in
his right shoulder on the
opening day of the match,
when he fell awkwardly try-
ing to stop a drive from Paul
Collingwood from reaching
He had little reason for
comfort, as Daren Ganga and
Daren Powell were dismissed
for stumps were drawn to
leave the visitors on 22 for
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DOUBLE TON: England cricketer Kevin Pietersen (left)
celebrates scoring 200 runs during the second day of the
second NPower Test match against the West Indies at
Headingley cricket ground in Leeds, in northern England.
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25 tips for relations
What's the key to.successful relationships?
Here, we reveal the simple things you girls
need to know to deepen your partnership and
make your relationship work
1. Without quality time, your relationship will not survive.
Carve out at least half an hour a night, and at least one day a
month when you the two of you spend time exclusively to-
2. You will both need security, comfort. A good relation-
ship is built on compromise and a great deal of give and take
on both sides.
3. Keep your dependence and independence in balance. Tell
and show your partner how much you need him, but don't cling,
as that can make your partner feel trapped.
4. Encourage him to listen to you. by showing apprecia-
tion when he does. By the same token, show interest when he
talks to you. Be aware that most men aren't mentally pro-
grammed for conversation in the way women are. They need
more silence and internal time.
5. Make him appreciate you. Don't wait for a spontane-
ous compliment, but say something good about yourself and
ask for his agreement.
6. Teach him, preferably early in your relationship, exactly
how to give you a fail-safe orgasm because it's unlihl'.ly he'll
find out'alone. If you don't yet know yourself, find out.
7. Learn to do the one thing that is most likely to restore
good feeling in your relationship giving your partner a genu-
ine, loving and approving smile.
8.Often those subtle quirks that first attracted you to your
partner can, with time, turn around and become toe-curlingly
annoying habits. Learn to love him. warts and all.
9. Hidden resentments poison a relationship: so if some-
thing bothers you, say it. Remember that while men are wary
of emotional conversations, they love to find solutions. Express
your problem and then ask him to help you find the answer.
10. Learn that punishing your partner won't work. It may
make you feel better to give him a hard time, but it will acttu-
.ally make him dig his heels in more. A better tactic is to reward
the things you like and ignore what you don't like.
11. Money is the number one cause of couple conflict. For
a relationship to work, you need to address your finances and
work out a budget. You could also read Stop Fighting About
Money by Corinne Sweet (Hodder & Stoughton)
12. If the domestic work is not divided fairly between you,
it will cause friction in your relationship. Make a list of the
domestic tasks, talk it through with your partner and mobilise
the whole family, your partner included, to share the work.
13. If you have children, involve your partner as much as pos-
sible with the childcare even if you feel he's not as good as it at you
are. It's important to present a united front to your children.
14. Sort out your sex life. The sex may ebb and flow over
the years, but if sex starts going downhill, don't just accept it.
As soon as you notice a slide, question why and then work at
bringing the passion back.
15. Don't assume you won't be tempted to have an affair
as almost everyone is. You need to learn to resist. If you do
stray, don't feel it spells the end of your relationship. Most
couples recover, particularly from a one-night-stand, and often
find that unrooting the cause of the affair helps them to get
even closer. So, you need to learn to resist. But don't think
that an affair is the end of everything.
16. Remember that boredom typically covers up anger. If
you feel bored with him, ask yourself what you're angry about.
17. Be aware that men generally feel overwhelmed by emo-
tion more than women do. If he's angry or tearful, half an hour's
'unflooding' time to himself will help get his balance back and
make him more able to interact positively with you.
18. Learn how to argue well. The trick is to never say anything
that you wouldn't want to hear said to you. For extra help, read Stop
Arguing Start Talking by Susan Quillam, (Vermilion).
Please see page III
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From page II
19. Research suggests Lou need five positive experiences
to erase the memory of one negative experience. So give five
kind words for each bitchy comment. Give five hugs for each
20. Learn how to negotiate. Each of you states what you
want, then both of you work together to find a way forward.
Read Getting to Yes. by Roger Fisher (Arrow,).
21. Accept the things that won't change. Some character-
istics about your partner are there for life and you have to
22. Learn to forgive. If you know you will never forgive
your partner over something important, then give him and
yourself a break and start again, with someone else.
23. Realise that the two of you will shift and change over
the years. So, even if you think you understand him, or believe
you have agreements sorted, check regularly at least once a
year to make sure that neither of you has changed your mind.
24. Know when to leave. If your life aims are incompat-
ible, there are heavy drugs or violence around, or if there is con-
sistently more pain than pleasure, then walk before the rela-
tionship destroys you.
25. Don't think that going to counseling equals fail-
ure. It can turn a bad relationship around. It can turn an
average relationship into a brilliant one.
SASOD hosts third film festival I
T1HE Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination perimental films.
(SASOD Guanal will host its third gae and lesbian film An Intimate E ninr
festival from June I at the Sidewalk Cafe of which a high- xiith Nhoil" o the
light is the life of Guil anese horn musician Nhojj. uTa n e re orn hlule .oind I
L s and Fi id, iJune ieing e neld under the theme uPaint- on June 27. N hoj started
ing the Sp, ctrui- Celehraink 'oe nall it disiNi. iing a a child in Gu ana
SASOD. which sa.s it is committed to eradicatinn discriin- the home of his parents. He I
I nation on the grounds o sexual orientation. beanm work in 2003 sang in churches. on radio I
and this year secured funding from a Goemrinment of Gu\mana programs and c l ually
World Bank programme to help achi es its objecti e. performed for the President
SASOD's film festival, the onlh one in the Caribbean with His father, a minister
gay, lesbian and transgendered subjects. has ten feature length moved his family to
and five short films including two documentaries and two ex- Trinidad where Nhojj joined I
I ~a quartet, eventually touring l LB II
the country and again per- I
S forming before the President.
'T;''- At the age of 18. he moved
to New York City and GUYANESEBORN
7. would eventually graduate MUSICIAN NHOJJ. I
with honors from NYU with I
a BA in Economics.
With education out of the way Nhojj could settle down to
I what he really wanted to do music.
: Other highlights include documentaries from Trinidadian I
I -born directors Richard Fung and Sean Drakes. I
The opening film on 1 June, 2007 is acclaimed Cuban drma I
S"Fresa y Chocolate" which was made with support from the
Cuban Government and went on to win several awards.
il Programmes for the festival are available at Sidewalk Cafe I
A unique film coming from India where homosexuality is and on SASOD's website at http://www.geocities.com/
still taboo, The Pink Mirror (Gulabi Aaina), is a colorful sasod-guyana. I
funny look into the Indian homosexual closet. It will shown There is no charge for admission and the public is invited.
I on June 11.
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THIS month marks fifteen years since this column is being pub
lished and today I will recapitulate some major points made over
the years. I would suggest that readers cut out this article and
keep it for future reference.
1. Dental caries (tooth decay) and gum disease are the two most common health problems in
2. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria which are normally present in the mouth and sticking to
the teeth in a concentrated form with help of a thin slimy layer called dental plaque.
3. When an individual takes foods with fermentable sugars and some starches, the germs in the
plaque start to make acid which produce cavities in the tooth's enamel.
4. Whenever dental plaque is allowed to accumulate it may harden to form calculus (tartar).
5. Calculus gradually penetrates beneath the gum to cause a chronic condition called periodontis
(gum disease) which is characterized by bleeding gums, bad breath, deep pockets around the in-
volved teeth with eventual mobility (shaking).
6. A healthy mouth can be assured by brushing each tooth for at least one minute a day with
fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, avoiding sugary foods between meals
and visiting the dentist every three months.
7. Bad breath is mainly caused by the excessive concentration of bacteria in the mouth which
occurs in gum disease, tooth decay and stagnated saliva in cases of fever and morning breath".
8. The cure for bad breath consists of extractions if any, fillings if any, scaling and polishing if
needed, followed by the rules a stated in number six above.
9. The treatment for discolored teeth depends on whether the stain is external or internal. Ex-
ternal stains, such as those derived from tobacco, are removed by polishing with an abrasive while
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intrinsic discolorations-vhich in fact pervade the very structure of the tooth. may be eliminated by
bleaching or capping.
10. In these days of modern dentistry there is no justification for the patient to be fearful of
dental treatment as every procedure is virtually painless. Indeed, any existing inhibition could never
exculpate the consequences of neglecting to visit the dentist.
11. Nearly a dozen oral diseases may result in death. The fatal situations usually occur when
bacteria and their poisons emanate from infected roots ("stumps") and invade the brain resulting in
12. Cancer of the mouth due to smoking is an important cause of death among adult men.
When the person drinks alcohol in addition to smoking the chances of getting oral cancer multiplies
13. Oral manifestation frequently represents the first signs of AIDS. These signs include white
areas anywhere in the mouth, 'hairy' patches on the tongue, red to purple spots on the inside
cheek or on the palate, and red, swollen painful gums (acute gingivitis) despite good oral hygiene.
14. The extraction of a tooth should always be followed soon (at least two weeks) after by its
artificial replacement (prosthesis). If not, dental migration (movement to open or close the gap),
extrusion (lengthening of the one opposite due to the absence of contact) and bone reabsorption
would take place. These circumstances make it difficult or impossible for the patient to be fitted
with adequate dentures.
15. There is no fixed age for a person to visit the dentist. So, babies without teeth
brought to a dental clinic for examination.
16. Cleaning does not whiten teeth, all it does is to remove extraneous stains (eg. nicotine
deposits), calculus and plaque. To whiten teeth, the procedure is called colour enhancement which
involves bleaching, bonding, lamineering or capping.
17. There are six reasons why a tooth should be extracted, and toothache is not one of them.
18. Constant pain and sores on the gums caused by a new denture is not normal and the
problem should be rectified soon.
19. Eating sour fruits and drinks as well as persistent vomiting will dissolve the enamel of
20. Whether as an individual, a community or a nation, it is definitely cheaper and
more effective to achieve a good oral health status through the principles of prevention.
Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
S.un~ay Chronicle M~y 27, 2Q07 .L'4ge V,
When I talk to my boyfriend about us, he recently con-
fided he was "afraid" of me.
I asked him what he meant. He said he only felt this once
before, and when they split he knew he didn't want to feel like
that again. He tells me he loves me, after four years almost,
but he does not share his life with me. I share my entire life.
I love him dearly. He asks that I wait another year, and he
will then be able to share. Part of me believes him-but I
wouldn't be writing you if I totally believed. I'm not getting
any younger. Suggestions?
Shari, olive oil is produced in two basic ways.
Ninety percent of it comes from the first cold pressing.
That's the best olive oil, and it is classified as virgin. The re-
maining 10 percent comes from refining the leftovers with heat,
chemicals, or additional pressure. It is tasteless, and not all of
it is fit for human consumption.
It is the same with offers to share a life. An offer too
long in coming, artificial produced, or obtained through
additional pressure will prove unpalatable.
WAYNE & TAMARA
Health Facilities Licensing Bill 2006 (No. 29 of 2006)
The Health Facilities Licensing Bill 2006 No. 29 of 2006 has been
committed to a Special Select Committee of the National Assembly. This
Bill seeks to provide for the Licensing of Health Facilities and for related
The Committee has begun its work, however, wishes to receive from
members of the public, individuals as well as organizations, their views on
the Health Facilities Licensing Bill.
The Committee is, therefore, extending an invitation to members of the
Public, to forward written, submissions of their views on this matter not later
than Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
Individuals and organizations who are willing to appear before the
Committee to give oral evidence, should indicate this in their submissions.
All written submissions and requests to make oral evidence must be
The Clerk of Committee
Special Select Committee of the National Assembly
(Health Facilities Licensing Bill 2006 No. 29 of 2006)
Mr. Sherlock Isaacs
Clerk of tie Nationi Asse<
18' M\av. 2007
the community, and p
my social and profess
While I am pregnant
should be a happy ti
I believe if I do
these toxic and craz
I'm going to end up ii
home. I have asked
tend counseling, but he
Please help! We are b
ing. I just need to k
to exit while I still can
MY issues are so many and
complicated I don't know
where or how to start, but I'll
I've been with my husband
for 14 years and married about
eight. Even when we were dat-
ing he was cold, emotionless,
and secretive. He would never
share things like his salary and
his whereabouts, or recount
stories about his childhood.
However, he loved his fam-
ily very much and adored chil-
dren. Silly me, I figured when
we got married, he would love
and treat me like his family,
too. By the time we married we
had broken up five times, and
the fights were horrible. We are
expecting our first child this
summer, and he's still very cold.
His family hates me and is
always meddling in his affairs.
His brother and sisters have
keys and open access to our
home and come and go as they
please-and he thinks this is
fine. I love my family, too, but
they do not come to my house
unannounced as they please.
Please note there is nothing
wrong with me. I'm smart,
* hundred questions, and the least
of these is how to end it.
attractive. See a good lawyer. Any 12-
active in year-old could tell you that.
popular in But neither we. nor a 12-year-
ional life. old. can tell you how to end the
t and this lifetime of contact vou will have
ime, I am with these people because of
e. your child.
>n't leave The 99 questions which
y people, need answering involve how a
n a mental smart, attractive woman finds
him to at- herself in this situation. With-
e refuses. out new input there will be no
beyond fix- new output. Unless you grow
anow how as a person. after you divorce
n! this will happen again because
people do what they know.
EVELYN You cannot change your
husband through counseling for
er raises a two reasons. First, he won't
go. and second, he is the same
person he has always been. He
has a right to say. "How dare
she ask me to change!" Mar-
riage counseling isn't like
throwing salt over your shoul-
der when it has been spilled. It
But do get individual coun-
seling for yourself. Your life is
a mixture of parents and friends.
common cliches and inherited
emotions. Somewhere in all that
you picked up the wrong an-
swer to the question, who
should I maurry?
WAYNE St TAMARA
BERBICE BRIDGE COMPANY INCORPORATED
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Construction of the Generator Building at D'Edward Village, Region
#5 on the West Bank of the Berbice River.
The Contract shall be executed in accordance to the Scope of Works
outlined in the tender document.
A compulsory site visit shall be conducted at 10:00h on Monday, 28"'
May 2007 at D'Edward Village, West Bank Berbice.
The tender documents can be purchased during normal working hours
(8:00h to 16:30h) from the National Industrial & Commercial
Investments Limited/The Privatization Unit (NICIL/PU), 126
Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown, for a non-refundable fee of
Tenders must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of
the Tenderer and clearly marked "Tender for Construction of
Generator Buildingat D'Edward Village" on the top left hand corner.
Tenders must be addressed to:
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126 Barrack Street, Kingston,
Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box located on the Middle
Floor of the above address on or before 14:00h on Monday, 4'" June,
2007. Tenders will be opened at 14:00h on Monday 4'" June, 2007 in
the presence of the tenderers or their representatives.
Each tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of
Compliance from the Commissioner, Guyana Revenue Autimit,
and from the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.
Chief Executive Officer
Berhice Bridge Company Incorporated
now U UW m m 0
Evelyn, your lett
.Sunday Chronicle May 27,_2007
Fage W Stinday' Chkrniele May 2~ 2OO'~'
taxi driver who
6 ifie ead h hdastoy nSundayngtadIbeatshe up ad seda..
TAXI driver Cyril Dennan
who murdered his lover
Patsy Folkard in 1976 and
was sentenced to death after
being convicted by the jury,
tried to evade the gallows by
appealing against his convic-
tion and sentence on the
ground that he did not have
a fair trial before the judge
But, the Guyana Court of
Appeal, constituted by Chief
Justice Harry Boilers and Jus-
tices of Appeal Dhan Jhappan
and Keith Massiah, which heard
the matter, ruled that Dennan
through his lawyer to find that
the trial judge had erred by ad-
mitting oral confession state-
cluding that the spontaneity of
the oral confession. "Me and
she had a story on Sunday night
iP U11e By George Barclay
The death row Appellant
who was represented by Attor-
ney-at-law Mr. James Patterson,
had asked the appellate court
ments without satisfying him-
self that the confessions were
But that appellate Court
dismissed the appeal after con-
Ministry of Agriculture
(1) The Ministry of Agriculture invites tenders from suitably qualified and
experienced contractors to undertake the following work:
(a) Construction of a Semi-Intensive Tilapia Hatchery at the
Mon Repos Aquaculture Station, East Coast, Demerara,
(2) Tender documents can be uplifted from theAccounts Department of the
Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Viissengen 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 tender document for the above project.
(3) Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the tenderer and marked on the top left-hand corner
"Tender Construction of a Semi-Intensive Tilapia Hatchery at the Mon
Repos Aquaculture Station, East Coast, Demerara, Region 4".
Tenders shall be addressed to:
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Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than
09:00 h on Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
(4) Tenders will opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 h on June 5, 2007 in the
Boardroom of the National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration, at the above address.
(5) All bids must be accnmpnnied y d CGiate. of Co.m.pliance from
the Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner-
General of the Guyana Revenue Authority.
(6) The National Board of Procurement and TenderAdministration, Ministry
of Finance, reserves the right to reject any or all tenders without
assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the
Ministry of Agriculture
and I beat she up and she dead"
was decisive. The question of
involuntariness did not prop-
The appeal was dis-
missed, conviction and death
sentence affirmed. Dennan,
has since suffered death by
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant Cyril
Dennan was convicted of mur-
dering his lover Patsy Folkard
with whom he lived at his
According to the Appellant,
he decided to break with the il-
licit affair, but Patsy would not
leave him alone. She followed
him about molesting and abus-
ing him and a fight ensued in the
course of which he struck her in
the face and she struck him
with a stick. Patsy. however,
died on the morning following
the fight having slept the night
JUSTICE OF APPEAL
at his mother's home.
An autopsy revealed mul-
tiple abrasions in the region of
the chest and abdomen. four on
the right anrm,. seventeen on the
neck. four on the right knee and
two on the left hip. It was evi-
dent the deceased had been sav-
agely beaten and the cause of
death was internal haemorrhage
and shock with rupture of the
liver. There was no eye witness
but the Appellant's cousin
swore that the appellant had
told him he had beaten Patsy
and that she had died.
The defence case was that
the Appellant did not kill his
lover, but that he hit her only
in the face. but not on the other
parts of her body. thus imply-
ing he was not responsible for
the injuries found thereon.
The jury however found
the appellant guilty. On
appeal to the Guyana Court
of Appeal, it was contended
that the trial judge erred in
admitting in evidence two
Please turn to page VIII
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Four decades cd 7 nne II
"onwards upwards, may we ever go"
by Petamber Persaud
IN a previous article (see Sunday Chronicle May 20, 2007)
dealing with the National Anthem of Guyana, two other
national songs were mentioned namely "Guyana the
Free", words by James and Valerie Rodway, music by
Valerie Rodway, and "Salute to Guyana", words and music
by Bill Pilgrim.
These songs are worth another sounding out on the mere
[act that the musical setting of each almost became part of our
national anthem. It would be useful to repeat part of the story.
After the musical setting for the words of the National Anthem
was chosen, the composers of the two runner-up pieces were
encouraged to write words to suit the compositions.
The challenge was accepted by the two writers who were
no strangers to music, resulting in two powerful inspirational
hymns to Guyana.
The words for "Guyana the Free" are:
Guyana, Guyana, this fair land of ours
Has broken the bondage of far distant powers.
We love you Guyana from high land to sea.
And pray God make worthy your children to be.
All hail to Guyana, our country now free.
One people, one nation, one destiny,
We pledge every effort, we'll cherish this earth
And make here a paradise Land of our birth.
No rich El Dorado has ever been found
Though many have ended their lives on this ground,
Our labour in factory, in office and field
Will give us the wealth and the full harvest's yield.
With purpose and vigour we'll carve our own fate
Unmoved by distraction, prejudice and hate.
Together we'll strive for our new nation's goal.
Inspired by goodwill, a kinship of soul.
Valerie Rodway was a musical composer, poet and teacher.
A Licentiate of the Royal Colleges of Music, she composed
about 20 song settings to poems written by her husband, J.
Alwyn Rodway, herself, Martin Carter, A. J. Seymour, V. T.
Daly, Walter MacArthur Lawrence and Ramcharitar-Lalla.
She was also a lecturer in music at the Government
Training College for Teachers and adviser to the Woodside
Choir. She taught at Dolphin Government School and St.
Ambrose School. Included among her more popular com-
positions are, "0 Beautiful Guyana" and "A Hymn for
The words for "Salute to Guyana" are:
We hail thee, Guyana. our country, our home.
F1rom coast to the hinterland your wonders abound.
Your mountains, savannah lands, all with beauty crowned
Will always live in our memory wherever we roam.
We sing of Guyana. In village and town
We pledge our allegiance as onward we go.
United together our strength we will show
And build a new Guyana. a land of renown.
We lo\ e you. Guyana. blessed may you be.
Our flags we\ will honour, our motto uphold:
Inspired b\ our leaders our destiny \ e'll mould
And proudly face the tuiure1 undaunted are \\ e.
Bill Pilgrim was musical composer, teacher. broadcaster and
He came from a gifted tamilh. all mu.ically inchned. Hie con-
ducted the Woodside Choir lor about three decades and \\as
ill0\ol ed in ihc good tfortunc, of Bidco lp\a.der<. the Park,'ide
& Pan Wave steel bands.
He was the musical director of the National History
and Arts Council for almost three decades. He set
Seymour's long poem, "The Legend of Kaieteur" to mu-
sic and would be remembered mainly for his catchy tune,
"Let us cooperate".
Both songs evoke a sense of patriotism. "We hail thee.
Guyana" (Pilgrim). "All hail to Guyana" (Rodway), reminding
us of our identity one people, one nation, one destiny, en-
couraging us to rededicate of our energies to "build a new
Guyana, a land of renown" and "and make here a paradise -
land of our birth'.
Guyana is a young nation in many ways; a young nation in
many ways ought to be reminded of "our heroes of yore" that
"we are born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains./And ours is
the glory their eyes did not see".
"With purpose and vigour we'll carve our own fate".
"Can we do it? Yes, we can."
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-
0065 or email: oraltradition2002@yahoocom
* Books to be launched: "Selected Poems" by
Egbert Martin edited by David Dabydeen, a
Derek Walcott book, UK, and "An Anthology of
Short Stories from Guyana" edited by Petamber
Persaud, published by Dido Press, UK.
* "On the Wings of Words" reading programme
is back, see press for details
* Youth Theatre Workshop contact GEMS
Theatre Productions 225-3557, 624-8694 or
Information needed on Edwina Melville,
Rosetta Khalideen, C. E. J. Ramcharitat-Lalla,
Quentin Richman, 0. R. Dathorne
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Managers as: l
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Sunday Chr.orticle,May, 27.,.2007
Ppawc 'Sid-aiy -ChF6BceVMay-'Z,7.2W77
The taxi driver who ...
From page VI
allegedly oral confession
statements to a police
The first of them was made
at 2:45 a.m. July 27, 1976 at
the Appellant's home after cau-
tion during investigations there
in the course of which the ap-
pellant said: "Officer, me and
she had a story on Sunday night
and I beat she up and she dead."
The defence offered no objec-
tion to the admissibility of that
statement after the policeman
testified that it was noi pro-
cured by threats, inducements,
promise or force and that it was
free and voluntary.
The second oral confes-
sion was made about 4:00
a.m. on the day, again at
the home of the Appellant
when the Corporal showed
him two jute bags contain-
ing the dead body of Patsy
Folkard. The appellant im-
mediately said: "Officer,
this is my girl friend, Patsy
Folkard. I beat she up and
she dead." Here again, it
was contended the confes-
sion was inadmissible for
the same reason advanced
in respect of the first oral
The Appellant also com-
plained about a statement
Patsy Folkard made to his
mother about him, viz "Cyril
beat me up, me face swell up
and ah can't go home in duh
condition." He contended it
ought to have been explained to
the jury but was not, and so
they might well have considered
it evidence of the facts.
It was also contended that
the trial judge had not dealt
adequately with provocation,
having done so only in relation
to the appellant's unsworn
statement from the dock, but
not in relation to the written
statements he made to the
Among other things, the
Appellate Court held:
(1) In relation to the first
oral confession, there was suf-
ficient prima facie evidence on
which the trial judge could have
founded the conclusion that the
oral statement was made freely
and voluntarily and could prop-
erly have exercised his discre-
tion to admit it.
(2) In relation to the
second oral confession the
prima facie evidence
required to establish the
foundation for its reception
in evidence as a voluntary
statement is lacking : but it
was clearly not because of
any judicial qualification of
Lord Sumner's formulation ,
for this is impermissible, but
because being spontaneous,
the question of
involuntariness does not
(3) It is difficult to see how
the appellant can with justifi-
cation complain about non-
direction in relation to a state-
ment the truth of which he had
himself asked the jury to ac-
cept. The judge's to direct the
jury in the light of the DPP v
Christie (6) and the other kin-
dred cases was not a fatal flaw.
(4) There was no material
on which the jury could have
found that the appellant was
provoked to lose his self con-
trol taking the evidence in the
light most favourable to the ap-
At the hearing of the appeal
Assistant Director of Public
Prosecutions, Mr. W. G.
Edwards represented the State.
Justice of Appeal Keith
Massiah, who later became
Chancellor, had delivered the
main judgment of the Appellate
Among other things, he said
the appellant was a hire car
driver, and Patsy Folkard be-
came acquainted with each other
about 14 months before her
death. Their friendship became
intimate and they began living
together, sharing a room in his
mother's home at West
Ruimveldt Housing Scheme,
turned sour when accord-
ing to him, he surprised
her and his father in the
act of sexual intercourse.
That allegation, if untrue,
would be a shameful one to
make. If true, it must have
caused the appellant con-
siderable anguish. So
scandalized was he, that
he decided to end the rela-
tionship, Massiah said.
According to Justice of Ap-
peal Massiah the appellant
claimed that Patsy Folkard
would have none of this and so
she began to molest him when-
ever thy chanced to meet.
Before dismissing the ap-
peal and affirming the conviction
and death sentence, Justice of
Appeal Massiah had said, "In
my judgment, the prosecution
discharged the onus of proving
absence of provocation in the
matter under instant consider-
ation and there is nothing about
which the appellant can justifi-
The submissions made
on his behalf on this issue
THE Sidewalk Film Club will screen Won Lobi
Tori (A Love Story), a Surinamese film directed
by Sharda Ganga on Tuesday.
Wan Lobi Tori is a Romeo and Juliet style love
story which tells of Lesley and Anne.
Wan Lobi Tori shows how the young couple deal
with the disapproval of their respective families over
their relationship, the HIV positive diagnosis and how
a family's love and understanding can help a person
live positively with HIV.
This highly acclaimed film tackles issues of
stigma and discrimination, and living with HIV.
The Film starts at 19:30 h and admission is
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 within the Human
Resource Management Sub-Programme, with assigned duty
station in Guyana:
(i) Deputy Programme Manager
(ii) Senior Project Or. .r, Recruitment and Employee
(iii) Senior Project Officer, Training and Development
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
the Secretariat's web page at http://www.caricom.org.
Applications with full curriculum details, including
nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational
qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or
expertise, language proficiency, list of professional
publications, three referees (at least two of whom must be
familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant
information, should be sent to the Adviser, Human Resource
Management, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen,
Greater Georgetown, Guyana or by email to
The Secretariat will commence considering applications
from June8, 2007.
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
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 9t
European Development Fund (EDF).
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's web page at http://www.caricom.org.
Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, date of
birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of
professional publications, three referees (at least two of whom must be
familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant information,
should be sent to the Adviser, Human Resource Management,
Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Secretariat will commence considering applications from June 1,
AND MODERN LOVE
THE word "Love" and what it
means remains a topic open
to discussion; so we can be -
sure the term "modern love"
may sound strange to some ties, etc, was something less they could provide in tribes,
people who may even decide emotional, based less on indi- how good a hunter and pro-
there is no such reality as vidual attraction between two tector a man was, and show
"modern love", humans, but more on shared good, a cook, a mother, a
We can also be sure that practical qualities needed for ba- crafts person, a woman was -
"love" as a concept varied sic human survival and less on how emotionally
somewhat from traditional cul- In other words, men and and sexually attractive they
ture to traditional culture in the women found ways to per- felt towards each other, or how
past, whether they were Afri- petuate their specific tribal socially happy they were to-
can, Mediterranean, European, family, or their race. Love gether.
Asian, South American, etc. was more a collective social Traditional "love" often was
But the further we go back concept aimed at physical built upon practical business ar-
in the past we see that love be- survival and material re- rangements between families and
tween individuals, within fami- wards. Humans were valued, couples, whereas "modem love"
lies, tribes, pastoral communi- liked, loved, more for what between individuals is some-
LEADING Italian actress Lea Massari about to undress for
her lover Gabriele Ferzetti, event though their affair is
falling apartm, in a Scene from Antonioni's 'L'AVVENTURA
(19960) a masterpiece of originality.
thing less deliberate, less con-
trolled, more surprising, more
free, and therefore more exciting
to pursue as a long term pro-
Once society entered a stage
of development where the chil-
dren of traditional family struc-
tures were influenced by broad
educational, cultural and infor-
mative sources beyond a fixed
inherited local environment,
doors were opened for the
steady growth of modem soci-
ety, culture and new forms of
romantic relationships between
individuals which can be called
Because modern society
is built on diverse profes-
sions, skills, styles of inven-
tive art and entertainment, its
young adults become part of
Please turn to page XV
GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC.
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites interested parties to tender for the
Maintenance to Towers/Poles at all Estates
Closing Date for Tenders will be Thursday, May 31, 2007.
Please contact Purchasing Manager-General immediately to purchase and uplift Tender
X materials \ management Department
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-2910.3161 or 3162
Email: mmdJ gu\ysuco.comrn
Alternatively, this tender document can be downloaded from GITSUCO'sWebsite at
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Sunday ,Chroicle May 2,7, y2007
5'252007. 9,29 PM
FISCAL AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (FFMP)
EXECUTING AGENCY: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
REQUEST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES
The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan
Contract (1551/SFGY) with the Inter American Development
Bank (IDB) to support the implementation of the Fiscal and
Financial Management Program (FFMP). The overriding
purpose of this program is to promote efficient, transparent
and accountable management of fiscal affairs. The FFMP is
comprised of three (3) Sub-components, namely: 1.1 (i)
Strengthening public sector financial management; 1.2 (ii)
Reforming tax policy and tax administration; 1.3 (iii) and
Building auditing and fiduciary oversight capacity. The
Ministry of Finance (MOF) is the Executing Agency for the
FFMP and the coordination of the implementation of the
Program is being undertaken by the Program Coordination
Unit (PCU) based therein. Each Sub-component of the FFMP
is to be implemented directly by the agency(ies) concerned. In
the case of '1.3 (iii)' above, the National Assembly, has sole
responsibility for the implementation of the approved
Operational Work Plan (OWP) for Subcomponent iii. To this
end, it has established a Program Execution Unit (PEU), which
is charged with the responsibility of implementing the OWPon
enhancing Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight to support the
effectiveness of the Economic Services Committee (ESC) and
Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The PEU on behalf of the National Assembly hereby invites
applications from suitably Consultants, TO DEVELOP AN
ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(EDMS) FOR THE NATIONALASSEMBLY.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST
Extensive experience in the development of electronic
document management systems for public sector
Ability to train and orient users in the recommended
Qualifications in archiving and library management
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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Detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy can be
obtained from the Parliament Website
www.parliament.gov.gy, or uplifted from the: Confidential
Fiscal and Financial Management Program, Public Building,
Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetown Telephone No: 227-7026.
Tenders should be addressed to:
The Clerk of the National Assembly and deposited in the
Tender Box at:
The Parliament Office
The closing (late for Tender is June 04, 2007
.. -Sunday Chronicle Ma 2007
The Regional Democratic Council, Region 9 hereby invites suitable Contractors to
tender for the following contracts:
(1) A fee of $3,500 must be paid to uplift these tender documents under
(2) A fee of $2,500 must be paid to uplift these tender documents under
Contractors are asked to supply tools, materials, labour and transportation for the
satisfactory completion of the works.
(a) Buildings -Agriculture
1. Construction of Drive-in-Dip at Saurab
2. Construction of Drive-in-Dip at Annai
3. Construction of Drive-in-Dip at Kurupukari
4. Construction of Drive-in-Dip at International Crossing
(b) Buildings Health
I. Construction ofNurse's quarters at Karasabai, South Pakaraimas
2. Construction of Health Hut at Wowetta, North Rupununi
3. Extension of Health Post at Rupertee, North Rupununi
1. Extension of RDC Building -Lethem. Central Rupununi
(d) Buildings Education
1. Construction of Primary school at Sand Creek. South Central
2. Extension of Primary School atAchawib
Contractors are asked to supply tools, materials, labour and transportation for the
satisfactory completion of the works.
(a) Buildings Education
1. Rehabilitation ofAishalton Village Dorms, Deep South Rupununi
(i) Male Dorm
(ii) Female Dorm
2. Rehabilitation of St. Ignatius Secondary School, Central Rupununi
3. Rehabilitation of Toka Nursery School
4. Rehabilitation ofAnnai Secondary School, North Rupununi
(b) Maintenance of Other Infrastructure Education
I. Construction of chain link fencing at Parikwarunau Primary
School. Central Rupununi
2. Fencing of Primary School at Hiowa Village, Central Rupununi
(c) Maintenance of Buildings Health
Rehabilitation of Karasabai Health Centre. South Pakaraimas
Rehabilitation ofAishalton Hospital, Deep South Rupununi
Rehabilitation of Lethem Public Hospital. Central Rupununi
(d) Maintenance of Other Infrastructure
1. Fencing of Katoonarib Villace I IHcalth Post
2. Fencing ot'Shiriri Village Health Post
(e) Maintenance ofBuildins- Administration
1. Rehabilitation of Rz 17
2. Rehabilitation to DDO quarters- Aishalton
(f) Maintenance of Other Infrastructure
1. Fencing of the Administration compound Aishalton
Tender documents must be uplifted from the Secretary. Regional Tender Board,
R.D.C's office, Lethem from May 21, 2007.
Valid GRAand NIS Compliances must be submitted.
Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman. Regional Tender Board and clearly
stating which project they are tendering for and must be deposited in the Regional
Tender Box not later than I i:00 h on MNa\3 1. 2007.
Jagnarine Somnx ar
Regional Tender Board
The village that was
swallowed by the sea
By Bethan Jinkinson
JUST an hour's drive south
of the Thai capital Bangkok
, the small coastal village of
Khun Samutchine is facing a
daily battle with the sea.
The village has lost a health
centre, a school and dozens of
electricity pylons, the tops of
which can just be seen poking
out from the sea.
Nearly half of the
community's households have
had to abandon their coastal
homes altogether. The remaining
families have to keep moving
their houses further and further
One of the most dramatic
symbols of the sea's incursion
is the village temple, Wat Khun
This intricate Buddhist
temple stands two metres above
the sea and can only be reached
by a series of rickety wooden
Monks resident at the
temple have tried to protect
their buildings by planting man-
Mangrove forests have tra-
ditionally protected Thailand's
coastline by encouraging the
build-up of sediment.
But local people say that
the mangrove saplings rarely
thrive. The mud is not deep
enough to allow the trees to
spread their roots before they
are washed away by the wind
and the waves.
Perhaps the best hope for
the community comes from a
project developed by Dr
The village is suffering from
the effects of severe coastal ero-
sion: the sea comes in at a rate
of approximately 25 metres a
Environmentalists say the
erosion experienced in the area
is probably some of the worst
in the world.
Jarupongsakul, a scientist from
Bangkok's Chulalongkorn Uni-
versity says that climate change
has helped cause the loss of
nearly 600 km of Thailand's
"Climate change has re-
sulted in more intense waves
and rougher seas during the
monsoon period," he said. "The
average height of waves used to
be between one and 1.5 metres,
but now it has increased to be-
tween two and four metres
For the villagers who live
here, the encroaching sea has
Five hundred metres out to
sea, he has built large concrete
structures with the aim of
breaking the power of the
So far preliminary results
are good. Dr Thanawat says
that he has decreased the energy
of the waves by up to 50 per-
But the structures were
only built as part of a small
case study, and the govern-
ment has yet to approve
their use across all af-
Environmentalists say that
Thailand's military-backed gov-
ernment has yet to implement
any tangible measures to com-
bat the effects of climate
For the people of Khun
Samutchine, their future as
a coastal community remains
in jeopardy. (BBC)
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Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
Sheik Ally and Carlos De Cunha.
According to the two young men, necessity of both band-
width and finances was the mother of their invention in this
case. The basic concept of web-hosting is this: as long as the
requirements in terms of space and functionality are low. But
a modern, functional website of the scope Sheik and Carlos have
envisaged doesn't operate on a couple of megabytes, and two
or three pages. Lacking the money to invest in the necessary
equipment and services necessary to host Tavern on one site,
they did two key things.
First, they learned to use a new webpage technology
called Ajax. With Ajax, they were able to host several func-
tions of the website on the front page. When you click on
certain features of Tavern on the front page, instead of an
entire new page being loaded, the information on that par-
ticular feature is loaded in a section of the site's main page.
The second thing that they did was register several site
names, and sharing various services among these sites. There
are a couple of kinks in this method but the truth is. once you
are fully registered at Tavern most of these kinks don't show
During the ICC Cricket World Cup last month, site mem-
bers who signed up for the service were actually receiving peri-
odic updates on cricket scores via their GT&T cell phones.
As time progresses, they are hoping that the site cur-
rently funded out of their own pockets can generate enough
income for them to unify their services onto one server.
If what they have achieved with a makeshift network so
far is any indication of what they are capable of doing,
GuyaneseTavern.com is one web portal to watch out for.
Alli is in his late teens, De Cunha in his early twenties.
Yet they represent the typical profile of the people at the van-
guard of web technology in Guyana today..i
With the right support and an environment, they are
virtually guaranteed to be at the forefront of entrepre-
neurship in the not so distant future.
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By Ruel Johnson
Big dreams. Sharp skills. And young enough to be confi-
dent that time is on their side.
Carlos De Cunha and Sheil Ally are the two brains behind
the most recent addition to the growing list of Guyanese social
networking, pop-culture websites, GuyaneseTavern.com.
First of all, if GuyaneseTavern.com looks a bit like the more
well-knownGuyanaPalace.com, it isn't a coincidence. Both
young men were originally part of the Palace team before branch-
ing off to found their own web-site. Sheik is in fact, the younger
brother of Palace founder and owner, Shaz Ally. -
Like Palace, GuyaneseTavem.com is largely a user-gener-
ated site. The webmasters provide a basic environment offer-
ing several web-services like Chat, Forums, SMS, Albums et
However, the similarities end there. The main genius
behind GuyaneseTavern is that, despite the unified look
and feel it gives, it is in reality several websites artfully
functioning as one. For example, click on the registration'
page and while you are asked to register, at
GuyaneseTavern.com the page is actually hosted on an-
other website site up by the two webmasters,
THE GuyaneseTavern.com front age.
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set for her first
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excited to step back on
Veda. 21, is Guyanese
delegate to the Miss Global
scheduled for June 3 in
Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
kr McDoom, currently a Harvard research fellow investi-
ag the scale of participation of rural Hutu farmers in the
rdan genocide of 1994 talks about his sister's marriage
Sudan society and his thoughts on the country stained
be crisis in the Darfur region. His sister is Reuters Award
ping journalist Opheera McDoom.
WY sister and I are both very fortunate individuals.
IVe have each had the privilege of choosing where we would
OMAR and guests at Opheera's wedding.
like to live. This rare freedom has allowed us to travel and work in
some far-flung places.
In fact our immediate family is presently dispersed over four
Although we are used to the distances between us, this time
we could not help feeling a pang of anxiety when Opheera broke
the news that she and Mohamed were engaged.
The idea of her settling permanently in the Sudan and raising a family
so far away from us made the family feel at first that we were losing her.
Our fears were not allayed by the impressions of the
Sudan we had formed from the constant refrain of war, geno-
cide, and Islamic fundamentalism that characterized media
reporting. However, I am very happy to say that I have come a
long way to overcome my worries since visiting the country
and experiencing the wedding.
Traditions matter in the Sudan. The day at the Mosque was a
good examipletOf this Neither bridegroom nor bride attended the
ueddinL .contract ceremony. The. \ ere instead represented' and
in Opheera > case b\ our father
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As Mohamed's father said to us when we left the Sudan. "We
are now one family". It is for this reason that the interests of the
families are paramount in the contract.
In practice, of course, neither Mohamed nor Opheera was be-
ing forced into the marriage against their will. They chose each other
before the families met. However, tradition. enshrined in Sudan's
laws, expects that this practice still be followed.
Still there are always small "work-arounds" when tradi-
tion and modernity conflict. Tradition has-it for example that
in a ceremony known as Jirtik, husband and wife compete to
spit milk as far as they can. Whoever spits the further is
deemed to control the household and its resources. In a mi-
nor gesture of defiant egalitarianism, Opheera and Mohamed
made a pact to each swallow the milk instead!
Perhaps the most heartening confrontation of stereotypes for
me was in my understanding of the place of women. Islam is tainted
with the perception that it is a misogynistic culture but gender in-
equality is often misinterpreted as signifying an imbalance of power
between man and woman.
However, instead of submissive and exploited, the Sudanese
women I encountered at the wedding were strong in mind and spirit.
In fact in many instances they were running the show. I remember
Opheera's wedding dance instructor. She was a formidable woman,
clearly demanding in her standards. She sang passionately and
watched critically as Opheera performed her seven' -fi\e dance,
I think Opheera was more nervous of her opinion than those
of the other five hundred women in the audience This is not to
say of course that the struaton of women is ideal but the nuance,
in the relationship between men and women are often mised Un-
like in many modem Western cultures where wonten and men e\-
OMAR'S mother takes a camel ride in the desert on the
way to Opheera's wedding.:
pect to be able to play the same roles, in the Sudan their roles are
accepted as different and not all of these differences are seen as a
judgment of the superiority of one sex over the other.
My final impression was of the exceptional standard of hos-
pitality in the Sudan. I became nervous of thinking aloud in
the presence of my in-laws for fear that they would fulfill what
was otherwise a casual wish of mine.
I discovered they were also experts in avoiding having to say
"no". Their generosity did not sit comfortably with the t',.pec.Ist
inscribed into the Western subconscious of the hawkish and money-
minded Arab. And it was not just because we had become family.
Sudanese friends were also helpful to an almost embarrassing
degree. There is much more texture to Sudanese and Islamic cul-
ture that we cannot see in the stories that come out of the country
about its conflicts and prejudices.
- Having said that, the way Khartoum has prosecuted its counter-
insurgency in Darfur with scant regard for civilian life is an appall-
OMAR, third from right, share a family portrait with the
bride and groom, second and third from left.
ing fact and cannot be excused.
Yet at a time when the world is being so inexorably shaped in
the image of America, smaller, less influential countries in the de-
veloping South like Guyana and the Sudan should also be proud of
their own w ays of life.
There are many aspects of each that can be celebrated without
necessarily feeling the aspiration to be more "modern" as this is so
often euphemistically. confusewiwith being more Western, and is
also born of an imposed inferiority complex
I hope that the Sudan and Guyana will strengthen their ties to
each other in the future Ther is a good case for more cooperation
between these two countries thpt needs to be heard and opening
diplomatic channels would be .aiseful .tarttmg point.
All in all, this was not simply a Sudanese wedding. It was a
marriage of two cultures. Reggae and;Soca could be heard along-
side thi Rai at the parties. Otteera performed a Shakira number
on top.of her African dances..and hapd-stitched Jallabiyahs were
modeled alongside impeccably-taloret suits from Zara and Sisley.
The only thing I would aiy as the as yet unmarried older
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From page IX
a social and educational
environment outside of fam-
ily structures and family con-
trol. But such social environ-
ments are not against family
life or destructive of it, (since
family life is a permanent
pleasure and value that never
vanish), but they offer more
knowledge, more experi-
ences, more pleasures, than
family life can. This new ex-
tended social and educational
environment is the origin of
Certain works of Literature
and Film became modem works
when they explored and
revealed human problems
stemming from this new
extended social and educational
traditional family life. In
"Madame Bovary" one of the
first great works of modern
literature in style and content,
written by the incomparable
Gustave Flaubert, Madame
Bovary is an impressionable
young woman who enters- a
individual freedom to those who
want to renew their lives. If
marriage provides a legal bond.
then divorce dissolves it, which
is only fair to humans who can
fall out of love just as they can
fall into it.
Modem societies provide
countless opportunities for men
and women, even if they are
married, to meet new persons
they may be more compatible
and contended with. It seems
fair that God would give his
blessings to new opportunities
for human happiness, which
indeed the same God could have
intended for us as well. Today
in the modem world not many
people are naive enough to
believe that God gives blessings
to marriages, while the Devil
gives blessings to divorce, or
new romantic developments.
Modem love is there fore often
an expression of the renewal of
life and love within us.
Modern love can also
influence modem families. It all
depends on how relaxed, open-
minded, and educated such
THE sexy Friench actress Sophie Marceau as a disturbed
Violent girl who finds solace in John Malcovich, a lonely
Intellectual, ain a scene from 'BEYOND THE CLOUDS' (1995)
Antonioni's unforgettable final film.
secure bourgeois marriage to a
doctor, without firs exploring
her inner personality.
Madame Bovary discovers
she would like to be like the
adventurous women in the
romantic stories she reads;
she begins affairs with
bohemian gentlemen and
attractive scoundrels, spends
her husband's money
recklessly on all the latest
knick-knacks, and is left in
debt and exploited when she
becomes a widow. "Madame
Bovary" carefully shows how
the simultaneous presence of
old and new social values in
the changing world can
confuse, mislead, and ruin
characters who may enter the
marriage bond too early, or
subject love to a monetary
Some couples may feel their
marriage should never fall apart
despite how dissatisfied.
unhappy one partner or both
may become: however the
modem process of divorce is
more realistic, and gives back
families are. Sometimes the
already relaxed, open-minded
family is threatened by extreme
anti-social attitudes and
opinions; this is explored in the
outstanding modern classic
novel "Fathers and Sons" by the
Russian Master Ivan Turgenev.
The relaxed liberal,
cultured and open-minded
family is brilliantly portrayed
in classic Hollywood Films
like "Mrs Miniver" with
Greer Garson and Walter
Pigeon. "The Last time I Saw
Paris" with Elizabeth Taylor
and Van Johnson. "Young at
Heart" with Frank Sinatra and
Doris Day. "High Society"
with Grace Kelly and Frank
Sinatra. "Holiday", with
Katherine Hepburn and Cary
Grant, and countless other
films of a similar liberal
morality. In the Hollywood
Films. like the famous
"Splendour in the Grass" with
Nathalie Wood and Warren
Beattv. it is the repressive
traditional families of wood
and Beatty. which cause
constant pain and
unhappiness for the couple.
The adventure of modern
love is attached to cultural
activities like reading and
seeing complex stories in
literature, theatre and film,
but only certain types of
literature, and theatre and
Writers like Stendhal,
Maupassant, Zola, Baudelaire,
Andre Breton, D.H. Lawrence,
Alberto Moravia, Francois
Sagan, Marguerite Duras,
Williams, explore what is
modern love, and film makers
like Frank Capra, Billy wilder,
Leo McCary, Howard Hawks,
Woody Allen, and to its mature
But it is modern
European film makers like
Claude Lelouche. Eric
Rohmer. Franois Truffaut.
Jean-Luc Godard, and above
all Michelangelo Antonioni
whose films both reflect and
explore modern love. "The
Eclipse" is one of
Antonioni's finest films. It
begins with an agitated,
thoughtful Monica Vitti
walking up and down alone in
her lover's apartment, then
the camera focuses on
ashtrays filled with cigarette
butts, empty wine bottles,
stained glasses, dirty paper
napkins: all this symbolizes
a used-up relationship, since
Vitti is about to change her
life by walking out on her
The scene suggests the
end of a loveless relationship
that no longer feels fresh,
exciting, or pleasant, and is
like putting out the garbage
of-- -used-up -emotional
experiences. But even
though a new romantic affair
may be like reviving our life
with fresh food, Vitti's
developing affair with Alain
Delon in "The Eclipse" does
not escape the ups and
downs of finances and social
modern society the
to. In perhaps An
most famous and
Vitti's girlfriend Le
vanished when the
on an island, but
to this disturbing
instead Massari's f
Vitti, picks up with
only to continue
anxious about hei
friend while discov
faults of her lover.
Vitti acts as a wife and mother
emotionally disturbed by the
polluted and depressing
S00 environment created by her
husband's job, only the joy of
in the designing her own modern
ey belong boutique, and sexual
itonioni's freedom, restores her self
', Monica Imagine the effect of such
o Massari films on the civilized
y holiday maturity of modern
the film Guyanese" Up to the mid
returning 1970's Antonioni films like
enigma, "The Night" with Monica
girlfriend Vitti, and "Blow Up" with
her lover, David Hemmings, were
feeling widely popular when they
r missing played at matinees and night
'ering the shows at the Strand Delux,
In "Red Globe, and Plaza cinemas,
tonioni's similarly Lolouch's "A Man
our iilm, and A Woman", and "Live for
Life". Godard's "Contempt".
Truffaut's "The Bride Wore
Black" and "Day for Night".
and numerous films of a
similar style on modern love
had a beneficial and rational
civilized influence on
attitudes and behaviour, that
has decreased largely in
Guyanese society today
which lacks such intelligent
Modern society, modern
culture, and modern love
are therefore not
undesirable because of the
new experiences they offer,
as long as we see where the
natural evolution and
pleasure of such a lifestyle
Foreign Exchange Market Activities
SFriday, May 18, 2007 Thursday, May 24, 2007
Buying Rate Selling Rate
A. US Dollar NOTES OTHER NOTES OTHER
Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.50
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 196.00 199.00 204.00 204.00
RBGL 195.00 200.00 202.00 206.00
Bank Average 195.83 199.17 203.83 204.96
Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.32 203.16
BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$201.75
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 152.97 162.64 173.17 177.70
C. Pound Sterling
Bank Average 348.33 367.00 390 00 39533
Bank Average 237.50 252.91 266.25 271.79
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered Rate
for Thur., May 17, 2007
TTS = GS 28.79
Bdos$ = GS 92.10 6 months 5.36094% US 8.25%
JS= GS 4.45 1 year 5.31725% Guyana (wgt.) 14.04%
ECS = GS 67.76
BelizeS = GS 94.51
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.
GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY
VAT TENT SCHEDULE
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.
AREA/NDC DATE VENUE TIME
Foulis May 28 Paradise Primary School 17:00(5:00 pm)
Haslington/Grove May 29 Ann's Grove Community High School 17:00(5:00 pm)
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Tracks suggest dinos could swim
ANCIENT footprints have
evidence that some
dinosaurs were able to
swim, scientists report.
The 15m (50ft) trackway
that reveals one animal's
underwater odyssey was
discovered in the Cameros Basin
in Spain, once a vast lake.
The : S-shaped prints
,..ggest the beast clawed at
-diment on the lake floor as it
,vam in about 3m (10ft) of
The marks are about 125
million years old, dating to the
early Cretaceous, the team
Sites in the journal Geology.
They were left by a large,
,,pedal, carnivorous dinosaur.
"We came across them
about three or four years ago,"
explained Dr Loic Costeur, a
palaeontologist at the
University of Nantes, France,
and a co-author of the paper.
"The Cameros Basin has
thousands of walking
footprints from diverse
dinosaur fauna, but when we
saw these it was obvious
straightaway that this was a
The underwater trackway,
which is well-preserved in
sandstone, is made up of 12
consecutive prints each
consisting of two to three
"The footprints are really
peculiar in their shape and
morphology they are not at all
like walking footprints," Dr
Costeur told the BBC News
"In walking footprints, you
can recognize the shape of the
foot; but here it is not at all the
case: it is sets of grooves on the
"You get the idea that the
animals' body was supported
by water as it was scratching
Ripple marks around
the track suggested the
dinosaur was swimming
against a current,
attempting to keep a
straight path, the team
Further investigation of the
well-preserved track revealed
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for a PHOTOGRAPHER.
Applicants should posses:-
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Applications should be addressed to the Company Secretary, Guyana
National Newspapers Limited, Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown
and should reach not later than Friday, June 1, 2007.
Guyana Rice Development Board
The Guyana Rice Development Board will be conducting a
training course in all rice growing regions for quality control
personnel desirous of obtaining a Graders' Licence.
All millers and farmers are invited to participate in this training.
Training will be conducted according to the below mentioned
schedule.- For further information please contact GRDB's
office in the respective region.
Date Region Venue
5th June 8 June 2007 4 & 5 Rice Research Station Burma Mahaicony, E.C.D
12t June -15June 2007 6 GRDB'sOffice, Corriverton, Berbice
S19th June 22nd June 2007 3 GRDB's Office, Crane, W.C.D
265 June- 29h June 2007 2 GRDB's Office, Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast
more:. about the beast's
"The dinosaur swmn with
alternating movements of the
two hind limbs: a pelvic paddle
swimming motion," said Dr
"It is a swimming style of
amplified walking with
movements similar to those
used by modern bipeds,
including aquatic birds."
For many years, the
question of whether dinosaurs
were able to swim remained
dinosaur anatomy and
ecology suggested it was
possible, but very little hard
documenting this behaviour.
But Dr Costeur described
the find as "extremely
exciting" and said it provided
the first compelling evidence
that dinosaurs were able to
"The trackway at La Virgen
del Camp)o opens the door to
several new areas of research,"
modelling will increase our
understanding of dinosaur
physiology and physical
capabilities, as well as our
view of the ecological niches
in which they lived."
A report shows that nearly one in six mammal species in Europe is threatened with
extinction. The Iberian lynx, found in Spain and Portugal, is the continent's most
Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture is inviting expressions of interest
from suitably qualified persons for the cleaning/weeding of
its compound at Regent Street & Vlissengen Road, Bourda,
Information on the scope of work an be obtained from the
office of the Permanent Secretary Juring working hours.
Expressions of interest should be .nt to the office of the
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Adi nistration), Regent Street
& Vlissengen Road, Bourda, Geor town, not later than
June 1, 2007.
M ARIES -- Your ability to see things from another person's perspective is go-
ing to come in very handy today when it's your turn to make a tough deci-
sion. Think hard about what the impact on other people will be if you go with
your first choice it may be a lot more disruptive to their lives than you
initially believe. If you feel as though you're being inconsiderate, be prepared
to compromise. This will not only make others happier but also, in the long
run, make you more content, too.
Supply of Pontoons to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
Supply of Punts to the East Demerara Water Conservancy.
Supply of Aluminium Boats and Outboard Engines to the East
Demerara Water Conservancy.
TAURUS -- There will be absolutely nothing boring about this day even if
it's somewhat quiet. There are going to be a lot of interesting opportunities
peppered through the day. Keep an eye out for someone who wants to take
you somewhere where you'll experience an unfamiliar culture. You'll learn
something very interesting and perhaps even find a new passion. Fill to-
day with exploration, and feed your curiosity as much as you can.
GEMINI -- This is a great day for starting projects especially those that
involve improvements around the house. Your do-it-yourself skills might not
qualify you to be the host of a TV home-repair program, but if you put in
some elbow grease and give a few simple repairs a shot, you'll be very proud
of your accomplishments. However, if you get in over your head. ask some-
one with more experience for help. You run the risk of making a bad situation
worse if you go forward blindly.
CANCER --This is a great day for starting projects especially those that
involve improvements around the house. Your do-it-yourself skills might not
qualify you to be the host of a TV home-repair program, but if you put in
some elbow grease and give a few simple repairs a shot, you'll be very proud
of your accomplishments. However, if you get in over your head, ask some-
one with more experience for help. You run the risk of making a bad situation
worse if you go forward blindly.
LEO -- Take a chance today and say what has been on your mind, no matter
how much you fear that what you've been thinking is going to be seen as
controversial. Don't worry other people will agree with you, and the stars
say that they will be grateful you stepped up and said something before a
problematic situation went too far. You are more of a leader than you may
realize, so take the initiative and don't be afraid to ruffle a few feathers. Your
people have your back.
VIRGO -- Today, try to keep a tight grip on your wallet, and don't lend any-
one any money unless it's truly needed. This is not a good time to throw
your money around even if you recently came into a nice windfall. Im-
pulse buys threaten to drain your finances faster than you can say 'out of
style,' so avoid shopping malls and delay your wardrobe overhaul until there
is less uncertainty in your life. You'll be grateful that you put yourself on a
short financial leash.
LIBRA -- Socializing is getting easier and easier for you it looks as though
you are (yet again) in the right place at the right time. This is a good time for
you to meet new people and learn about new ways of doing things. You're
going to be exposed to all sorts of new ideas about how to make life more
fun. Technology has a special appeal for you. If you've been thinking about
getting a new phone or another type of gadget, today is a good day to do
some research or some comparison-shopping.
SCORPIO -- Face it people aren't going to know what a superstar you are
unless you make them aware of it! It's all about knowing how to promote
yourself and today nothing will be quite as effective as a chatty friend. So
do some tactful bragging in front of your most talkative buddy, and you'll be
the talk of the town by the end of the day. Get ready for that round of ap-
plause you so richly deserve.
SAGITTARIUS -- It's time for you to think about the big picture don't let
yourself get bogged down by the petty melodramas that people are tying to
embroil you in right now. If you're about to start a new job or take a long-
distance trip, put in plenty of time to prepare you need to be sure you
understand what, you're about to embark on. Ask questions, and feel good
about doing so. There is no such thing as a dumb question, no matter what
anyone tells you.
CAPRICORN -- Being in any partnership involves an extremely delicate bal-
ance of power. Just who's in charge? The answer can change in an instant,
but the power can sometimes get stuck on one side right now, is it stuck
on your side or on the other person's? The answer might not make you very
comfortable, but you can put things right before your partner (or anyone else)
notices that something is awry.
AQUARIUS -- The universe is placing a new importance on compartmentaliz-
ing your life right now, so be sure to keep any school or job issues far away
from your personal life today (and vice versa). Don't let worry about a work
project ruin a nice family gathering. Or if a coworker tries to involve you in
her or his personal life, steer clear. Merging different areas of your life could.
lead to major confusion or frustration right now.
PISCES --People who stand up for themselves are respected keep this in
mind today when something leaves you feeling slighted. Step up and ask for
what you deserve whether it's money, credit or simple praise. You know
what you've earned, and you know that you might not get it if you don't ask
for it. This is a lesson in positive selfishness the art of looking out for
yourself and not allowing yourself to be taken for granted.
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
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
comer "Tender for _
Bids shall be addressed to:
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, 29th 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
5!25.2007, 9:27 PM
INVITATION FOR BIDS
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
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
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
c.) Supply of Mini Excavators to the National Drainage and Irrigation
a.) Supply of arc welding and acetylene torch sets to the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority.
b.) Supply of 4-wheel drive vehicles to the National Drainage and
Sunday ChiRnioe May 27, :2007
DISEASES OF PAPAYA
Powdery Mildew in Papaya
(Oidium caricae, fungus)
This common disease generally causes little damage or yield loss
to bearing trees where lesions are usually found on senescent leaves.
However, powdery mildew may severely damage young plants in
environments with moderate rainfall and temperatures.
Diffuse mats of white mycelium commonly develop on the lower
leaf surface, especially in areas adjacent to the leaf veins, but can
occur occasionally on the upper surface of leaves. Initially. infected
areas become light green and chlorotic and lesions may be surrounded
by a dark green margin. Stems, flower pedicels, and fruits as well
as leaves can become infected.
Although leaves of all ages are considered susceptible, infec-
tion is largely confined to the older leaves approaching senescence.
Seedling plants are especially susceptible to attack and may be se-
riously affected. Defoliation, stem and fruit lesions on young plants
may lead to measurable yield losses.
1. Non-Chemical Control
Although control measures are generally not needed applica-
tions of wettable sulfur, sulfur dust, or lime sulfur have proved
helpful in controlling this disease. However, wettable sulfur may
be toxic to the plant during hot weather and is not very effective
during periods when the disease is severe.
Fungicides effective in controlling powdery mildew on other
crops have generally been effective in controlling papaya powdery
mildew. Benomyl. bupirimate. carbendazim. mancozeb, thiophanate-
methyl. and triadimefon have demonstrated efficacy in the field.
2. Foot Rot of Papaya (Pythium aphanidermatum)
It is a severe disease of papaya. It is characterized by the ap-
pearance of water-soaked patches on the stem near the ground level.
These patches enlarge rapidly and girdle the stem. causing rotting
of the tissues, which then turn dark brown or black. Such affected
plants withstand strong wind and topple over and die. If the dis-
ease attack is mild. only one side of the stem rots and the plants
remain stunted. Fruit if formed are shriveled and malformed. Gradu-
ally the plant dies.
Control: Application of Trichoderma viride (15 g/plant) mixed
in well-decomposed FYM should be applied around the root zone
of the plants at the time of planting. The crop should be irrigated
by adopting the ring method of irrigation so that the water does
not come in direct contact with the stem.
In the case of new plantings, preventing water logging of the
soil may control the disease. The soil should be drenched with 2-3
litres of Copper Oxychloride (3 g per litre of water). The applica-
tion should be carried out regularly at 15 days interval from the
time of planting. During fruit formation, the plant should be sprayed
with the same solution at the same I
time interval. Alternately.
Mancozeb (2.5 g/ litre of water)
may also be applied.
In the case of disease attack in
existing crops. the rotted portion
of the plant should be scraped and
Copper Oxychloride or Bordeaux
paste should be applied. The paste
can be prepared by dissolving one
kg of Copper Sulphate and lime separately in ten litres of water
each. The tw\ o solutions should be mixed and shaken to form a paste.
The base of the plant should be drenched with three litres of
Copper Oxychloride (3g/litre). The plant should be drenched dur-
ing fruit formation with Copper Oxyvchloride or Mancozeb at the
earlier mentioned concentrations twice at 15 days interval.
3. Leaf Curl of Papaya :
The disease is transmitted by the vector white fly
(Bemisia tabaci). Severe curling, crinkling and deformation of
the leaves characterize the disease. Mostly the young leaves
are affected. Apart from curling the leaves also exhibit vein
clearing and thickening of the veins. Sometimes the petioles
are twisted. In severe cases complete defoliation of the af-
fected plant is observed. The affected plants show a stunted
growth with reduce fruit yield.
Control : Removal and destruction of the affected plants is the
only control measure to reduce the spread of the disease. Checking
the population of white flies also can reduce the infection severity.
Soil application of Carbofuran (1 kg a.i./ha) at the time of sowing
and 4-5 foliar sprays of Dimethoate (0.05%) or Metasystox (0.02%)
or Nuvacron (0.05% ) at an interval of 10 days effectively controls
the whitefly population.
4. PAPAYA RINGSPOT
The papaya ringspot disease is caused by the papaya ringspot
virus (PRSV). This virus belongs to the potyvirus group of viruses.
It is a flexuous rod shaped particle that is about 800-900 nm long.
Two types of PRSV have been recognized-PRSV-p. which can in-
fect both papaya and cucurbits, and PRSV-w (W-for watermelon)
which infects cucurbits only. These two types of viruses are closely
related, except for the inability of the PRSV-w to infect papaya.
Several types of symptoms arce associated with this disease.
The earliest symptoms on papaya plants infected with the virus
are yellowing and vein clearing of the young leaves. This is fol-
lowed by a yellow mosaic pattern on older leaves. Development of
a shoestring appearance on new leaves followed by severe reduc-
tion in leaf canopy and in stunting of young plants is frequently
observed. Several 'oily' streaks on the stem of young diseased plants
are also common.
The disease derives its name from the symptoms that are ob-
served on the fruits of infected plants. These conspicuous symp-
toms are dark green, slightly sunken concentric rings and C- shaped
patterns that persist on ripe fruits are diagnostic of the disease.
Young fruits produced after infection can be severely distorted
and indented with the indented areas being pale green to white in
colour. This is especially prominent at the stem-end of the fruit
where typical ring spots are also observed.
Fruit quality, particularly flavour, is adversely affected. Plants
infected before flowering may not produce fruits or will only pro-
duce severely distorted fruits. Plant yield and fruit quality are se-
verely affected. The entire plant may be destroyed in 4-6 months
after initial symptoms are observed.
isolates of this pathogen will cause severe reduction in fruit pro-
duction but will rarely cause death other isolates can cause wilting
and death. Papaya plants at all stages in development are suscep-
tible and will start expressing symptoms within three weeks of in-
This virus is transmitted from diseased plants to healthy plants
by several aphid species in a non-persistent manner. Reports also
indicate that the virus can be carried by aphids from infected cu-
curbits to papaya. The virus is not considered to be seed transmis-
sible although there is one report of seed transmission in the Phil-
ippines. The movement of infected plants into disease free areas
can also result in the spread of this virus. The PRSV cannot be
transmitted by air. movement of soil or water, and dead plant ma-
terials will not serve as a source of inoculum. Once a plant has
become infected the disease cannot be cured by spraying with pes-
ticides or by the removal of the plant part showing symptoms. An
entire orchard can become infected in 2-3 months especially when
there is a high population of winged aphids.
This disease cannot be controlled using chemicals. Once
a plant has become infected it cannot be cured of the disease.
A number of different methods have been employed in the
management of this disease with varying degrees of success.
... . ... ..Plpasp ssee,pageXIX
'Sunday Chrooicle May 2,--207
From page XVIII
The following are some of the strategies that can be used in the
management of this disease.
1. Geographic isolation combined with diligent surveillance and
roughing of infected plants can delay the spread of this disease to
2. The use of papaya seedlings that are certified free of PRSV.
3. Situate new orchards as far away as possible from infected
4. The use of resistant or tolerant cultivars where possible. Re-
sistance is the only sustainable means of effectively managing this
disease. The cultivars Red Lady, Know You #1 and the Cariflora
have all been reported to be tolerant to this disease. The Solo Sun-
rise, Tainung #1 and Tainung # 2 varieties have all shown to be
susceptible to this disease locally. Two new cultivars of the solo
type 'UH SunUp' and 'UH Rainbow'- are reported to be resis-
tant to PRSV based on field trials conducted in Hawaii. These are
transgenic cultivars that were derived by transfonning the Solo 'Sun-
set' cultivar using the coat protein gene of an isolate of PRSV from
5. DAMPING-OFF (PHYTOPHTHORA PARASITICA OR
Seedlings usually display damping-off or blight symptoms, of-
ten resulting in death of the plants. Infected plants may be cut at
the stem base and show early senescence.
Wilting is the most common symptom. Some leaves may be
chlorotic, yellowing, developing lesions and then rot, resulting in
death and defoliation.
Brownish-black discoloration occurs at or near the soil level,
gradually girdling the stem, leading to plant death. Affected tissues
are soft and water-soaked. Secondary adventitious roots often
emerge above the lesions.
Roots:The roots of affected plants blacken, decay and become
entirely rotted. Affected tissues are soft and water-soaked.
Growing Point: The growing point of infected plants may rot
and dieback and mycelium may be present;- .
The control of plant diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens
Good aeration, drainage, and hygiene are important to curb
these fungi in the orchard as well as in the nursery.
In general, fungicidal control is the normal practice using pri-
marily narrow-spectrum systemic fungicides.
Symptoms occur on leaves, stems and fruits. Where seedlings
have grown from infected seeds, lesions are more obvious on the
upper parts of the stem and on the older leaves. Lesions on the
leaves are usually circular and dark brown. Prominent, dark pyc-
nidia develop within the lesions, particularly as the leaves age and
conditions are moist. The pycnidia can vary in abundance from
sparse to numerous and are sometimes concentrically arranged. On
the stems, the lesions are usually smaller at the early stages of in-
fection, but they elongate up the stem and become markedly sunken.
The lesions are usually darker than those on leaves and contain scat-
tered pycnidia. When the lesions are deeply sunken, the stems of
the plants may break at the point of infection, either causing ihe
crop to lodge before harvest or, if the infection cZ-urs at an early
stage, the stems may bend upwards producing a kink where the
stems re-grow vertically.
At the seedling stage, where infection originates from the
seedborne source, the combination of stem and leaf infection may
re.'iut in the death of the plant.
Plant only certified seed
Fungicidal sprays can control this disease.
Cornysporium papaye is a new disease of papaya identi-
fied in Guyana by R. Persaud, NARI, 2002. This disease af-
fects the veins of the leaves causing it to become dark brown.
this infection restricts nutrient flow to all parts of the leaves
resulting in necrosis of leaves, fruit drop and finally death of
the tree. The disease is spread by rain splash and wind. Con-
trol is done by good farm sanitation, including removal and
burning of all infected plant parts. Spray with a chemical fun-
gicide such as Benlate.
Cercospora leafspot appears on leaves as small greenish-Nwhile
circular spot. they soon enlarge. becoming grayish brown with brown
borders and often coalesce to form large irregular spots. The spots
are often covered with grayish powdery mass of conidia. Heavily
infected leaves gradually turn yellow and fall off. The conidia are
dispersed by rain splash and wind. Control is done by removal of
infected leaves and burning, also chemical control such as maximo
or Bravo has been effective.
Phytopthora Blight is a soil born fungus and is present in most
soils of Guyana especially the wet areas. It appears as a water-
soaked lesion on the trunk in heavy dew condition and rainy sea-
son, girdling the diseased trunk which later rot. then the whole tree
dies after wilting Similar lesions containing white latex exudet and
white mold occur on ripening fruits on tree as well as fruits after
harvesting. Control can be achieved by controlling soil moisture con-
tent, the use of chemical fungicides such as Alliete and Ridomil at
Weed Control of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) in Guyana
Effective use of Paraquat and Glyphosate in papaya is
dependent on avoidance of spray contact to green bark and foliage.
Pre-emergence herbicide tolerance is dependent on age.
size and maturity of the crop. and soil type.
Only Orvzalin can be tolerated by papaya immediately
Herbicides with a broader spectrum of weed control, such
as Diuron and Oxyvfluorfen. generally injure young plants, but they
can be effectively used later in development.
POST HARVEST TREATMENT
Anthracnose is a major post harvest disease occurring in Pa-
paya resulting in severe losses of fruits. Work done by (R. Persaud
. NARL, 2002) showed that Mertect give the best result in control-
ling post harvest infection than several other fungicides that were
Use 6 ml of Mertect to 2 liters of water and dip harvested fruit
into it. Allow fruits to air-dry, then wrap individually in newspa-
per, this will ensure uniform ripening and also act as a cushion from
the other fruits. The fruit should now be ready for packaging and
shipping. Package should be well cushioned to avoid impact dam-
NICIL/PRIVATISATION UNIT/GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA invites Tenders for the
following properties from interested persons, on the terms mentioned below:
Two adjacent properties located at Stabroek consisting of the current
Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security and river front
land currently utilized as a car park.
Corner property located in Kingston (corner of Parade and Barrack
Street) consisting of 0.6753 acres, ideal for commercial/office
Interested persons must register with the Privatisation Unit/Nicil for the individual
property they are interested in and obtain the tender package for that property
at a cost of $3,000 each. Each package includes:
A letter of Authority to visit the premises;
Draft Agreement of Sale and Purchase and Vesting Order;
The terms and conditions of the Tender;
A Form of Tender that must be completed when/submitting a bid;
Copy of Advertisement;
Details of the property transport, photograph and survey plan.
Tenders must be received not later than May 30,2007 at 2:00 pm.
Tenders for the purchase of these properties should be placed in a sealed
envelope and titled ("Tender for X property"). Tendersrmust be deposited in the
Tender Box located at the Privatisation Unit/Nicil, 126 Barrack Street, Kingston,
Georgetown and addressed to:
The Executive Director
National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL)
126 Barrack Street, Kingston
THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA/NICIL/PU ARE NOT BOUND TO ACCEPT THE
HIGHEST OR ANY TENDER.
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The Environmental Permitting
Process, Part 2
Last week we examined the
Environmental Impact Assess-
ment (EIA) where we looked
at the permitting process
where an EIA is not required.
This week we will continue to
examine the Environmental
Permitting Process however,
we will look at development
where an EIA is required;
hence the EIA process. All new
and existing projects are sub-
jected to the Environmental
Permitting Process. This Pro-
cess varies with the nature
and type of project, its poten-
tial environmental impact and
whether it is new or existing.
As mentioned in the previous
article what causes the differ-
ence in the Permitting Process
is whether or not an Environ-
mental Impact Assessment
(ELA) is required.
Before an Environmental
Permit is granted a compre-
hensive description of the
project is required identifying
the potential impacts of the
project on the environment
and recommending measures
to mitigate against these im-
pacts. The schematic repre-
sentation below gives a de-
tailed description of the Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) Process once it has been
decided that an EIA is re-
quired. The Environmental
Assessment Board (EAB). and
independent body, plays an
important role in the EIA pro-
cess and recommends to the
EPA whether an environmnen-
tal permit should be issued.
THE EIA PROCESS
NEW AMSTERDAM TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
COURSES COMMENCING SEPTEMBER, 2007/2008
The Selection test for admission to the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (N.A.T.I.) for school year,
2007/2008 will be held at the Institute as follows:
Business Course: Friday, June 8,2007
Technician Course: Friday, June 8.2007
Craft Course: Friday, June 8,2007
All Tests will begin at 08:30 h.
CRAFT COURSES BUSINESS COURSES
(1 )Agriculture Mechanic (1) Diploma in Secretarial Science
(2) Automotive Trades (2) Certificate in Secretarial Science
(3) Bricklaying and Masonry (3) Ordinary Diploma in Commerce
(4) Carpentry and Joinery (4) Ordinary Certificate in Commerce
(5) Electrical Installation Practice (5) Basic Course in Computer
(6) Fitting and Machining (6) Intermediate Computer
(7) Plumbing Work (7) Advance Computer
(8) Radio & Electronic Servicing (8) Basic Course in Business
. (9) Welding Practice (9) Diploma in Computer Science
(10) Certificate in Computer Science
(1) Mechanical Engineering Technician-Part 1 & 2 (Evening/day release)
(2) Architectural Drawing (Evening)
(3) Ordinary Technician Diploma (Evening)
(4) Telecommunication Technician (Evening)
(5) Agriculture Engineering Technician (Evening)
(6) Diploma in Land Surveying Full time only (New Course)
(1) Electrical Installation
(3) Motor Vehicle Work
(4) Weld ing
(5) Carpentry and Joinery\
All Courses advertised are full-timc; part-time, unless otherwise stated.
Full-time: 15 years (Full-time are two (2) years duration)
Part-time: 1 8 years (Part-time are one (1) to Three (3) years depending on the programme)
Craft Course: S.S.P.E. Par 1I
Business Course: At least English and Mathematics at CSC or (iCE
Technician Course: T\vo (2) or more'O'Lc\cis CXC of which Mathematics
A\nd Science must be included G(rade 1 or 11
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Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
r The employers listed below are hereby informed that contribution statements for 2006 are available for their employees i
National Trust of Guyana
Tropical Engineering Group Inc.
Swansea Industrial Associates
The Guyana Education Trust College
Ptolemy Reid Rehab. Centre
Delight Travel Service
Habitat for Humanity Meadow Bank
Sisters of Mercy Vocational Centre
Abdool Wahab Hack
Choice Cuts Inc.
Guy. Gold Company Ltd.
Dr. Prema Mootoo
Wu Yan Feng
Calvary Assembly of God Mc Doom
Union of Agricultural & Allied Workers
Netcom Computer City
Grand Coastal Inn
C.K. Associates Incorporated
Beyond 2000 Printing Inc. ,
The language Institute Incorporated
Vanarde Mining Inc.
Dr. Ravindra Shivnandan
New Thriving Fast Food
Commonwealth Youth Programme
Mathave's Internet Cafe
Plane Advantage Travel Inc.
Donald Alleyne & Eunice Alleyne
Nehemiah Comprehensive School
Tel's Net Inc.
Eileen Hopkinson &Lena Narine
Caricom General Insurance Co.
Works Services Group
Dr. Kawal Dalip
Nizam Ali and Company
Azad De Abreu
Hinterland Tours Ltd.
Raju Chandru Mirpuri
Gafsons Investments Guyana Inc.
Social Development Inc.
New Thriving Chinese Restaurant
Pharmachem Pharmacy & Drug Store
Georgetown Medical Centre Inc.
Khan's General Store
Radio Bible Class Ministries
Monar Educational Institute
Basic Education Access & Management
Forestry Training Centre
D.M. Beauty World
Champion Shipping Inc.
Guyana Tourism Authority
South Road Full Gospel Assembly
The Guyana Assoc. of Securities
National Co-op Credit Union
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Multi-Tech reference Laboratory
B. Constantine General Store
. Haniff Mohamed & Gopal Outar
Mazaruni Mining and Diamond Trade
Precision Packaging Guy Inc.
Grove Full Gospel Church
Samso's Express Money Transfer
The Auto Boutique
Atlantic Services Inc.
Sharda Ramkisson Jaigobin
Battle Green Mineral & General Trading
Ramsook P. Arjune
Dagron International Tours
C.K.L.S. Enterprise Inc.
Light for Lost Assembly of God Church
Rich Resources Inc.
Equipment Commercial Industrial
No. 56 Full Gospel Fellowship
Bagotsville Assembly of God
On Energy Inc.
Ramsaroop Group of Companies
Shipping Association of Guyana
Agri Quality Inc.
Kwakwani Utilities Inc.
SAS Timbers Associates
Stacy Waiters Library-Linden
Jacqueline De Abreu
Lindomar F. De Baros
Research Technologies Inc.
Mool Persaud Maniram
Ribbons of Life (N.G.O.) Mahdia
Tobocal Mining Co Inc.
Godfrey Washington & Nigel Pile
Mohamed Zalim Yassim
Crabwood Creek Water Users Assoc.
Sue Pei Ken
Guyana Council Service Assoc.
Kenneth Mc Nicol Croal
Paul Persaud Autobody Repairs
Mohamed Haniff Amin
Linco's Garment Factory
Neville Bhagwandeen Gobin
Fair Field Investments Ltd.
The Fish Hook and Meat House
Singh's Electronic World
South Carib Metals Co. Ltd.
Ahamad Ally & Sons
Lall's Auto Sales
Karen Alisa Pilgrim
Kenrick's Auto Sales
Rizwan Nayeen Khan
Gladstone Hollingsworth Mitchell ,
Herman Ramnauth Bholaisingh
Pest Control Limited
Floral Creations & Handicraft
. Ashton Benjamin
Rajkumar P. Naraine
Mr. Hector Telford
Ambassador US Embassy
Boskalis International B.V.
Hugh Anthony Jackson
Evs Gift Shoppe
Paul Edward Fredericks
B.H. Enterprise Inc.
Cable Video Recording Centre
Green Ice Taxi Service
Mohamed F. Khan
Hermitage Cane Farming
Mary Frances Vieira
Deonarine a/k Major
Empire Shopping Plaza
Bhejanti M. Khan
Norman C. Farley & Vanda C. Farley
Missionary Sisters of Charity
Anjanie & Fazel Anson Mohamed
Anita P. Misir
Young Wing Kwang
1~ge XXII Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than
the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed
person not only changed, but changed for the better.
Such moments are rare. certainly, but they come to all
of us. Sometimes from a book, a sermon, a line of po-
etry. Sometimes from a friend....
That wintry afternoon in Manhattan, waiting in
the little French restaurant, I was feeling frustrated and
depressed. Because of several miscalculations on my
part, a project of considerable importance in my life had
fallen through. Even the prospect of seeing a dear
friend (the Old Man, as I privately and affectionately
thought of him) failed to cheer me as it usually did. I
sat there frowning at the chequered tablecloth, chew-
ing the bitter cud of hindsight.
He came across the street, finally, muffled in his
ancient overcoat, shapeless felt hat pulled down over
his bald head, looking more like an energetic gnome than
an eminent psychiatrist. His office was nearby; I knew
he had just left his last patient of the day. He was close
to 80, but he still carried a full case load, still acted as
director of a large foundation, still loved to escape to
the golf course whenever he could.
By the time he came over and sat beside me, the
waiter had brought his invariable bottle of ale. I had
not seen him for several months, but he seemed as in-
destructible as ever. "Well, young man," he said with-
out preliminary, "what's troubling you now?"
I had long since ceased to be surprised at his per-
ceptiveness. So I proceeded to tell him, at some length,
just what was bothering me. With a kind of melancholy
pride, I tried to be very honest; I blamed no one else
for my disappointment, only myself. I analysed the
whole thing, all the bad judgments, the false moves. I
went on for perhaps fifteen minutes, while the Old Man
sipped his ale in silence.
When I was finished, he put down his glass.
"Come on," he said. "Let's go back to my office."
"Your office? Did you forget something?"
"No," he said mildly. "I want your reaction to
something. That's all."
A chill rain was beginning to fall outside, but his
office was warm and comfortable and familiar: book-
lined walls, long leather couch, signed photograph of
Sigmund Freud, tape recorder by the window....
The Old Man took a tape from a flat cardboard
box and fitted it into the machine...."Don't look so
puzzled. I have my reasons."
What the owners of the voices on the tape
had in common, it seemed to me, was unhappiness.
The man who spoke first evidently had suffered
some kind of business loss or failure; he berated
himself for not having worked harder, for not hav-
ing looked ahead. The woman who spoke next was
never married because of a sense of obligation to
her widowed mother; she recalled bitterly, all the
marital chances she had let go by. The third voice
belonged to a mother whose teen-age son was in
trouble with the police; she blamed herself end-
Keep it in your reader-response journal.
3. Tell what you think about the writer's use of list-
ing bits of information? Hoxv does it help build atmo-
4. What makes you want (or not want) to continue
reading more of the story?
5. Read the passage as many times as possible and
write a short story based on it. Pay attention to your
style of writing.
Personal Note: What have you mastered well in
your writing skills so far to improve reader-interest?
Keep on tightening up your writing style!
Write a story based on the picture below. Let it be
approximately 400 to 500 words in length. You must
write in Standard En-
7~- Remember: Modifiers
S are adjectives and ad-
, .. Sverbs that tell more of
^ nouns, verbs, adjectives
F and other adverbs alto-
.:. A gether. Modifiers set
boundaries to meanings
and pictures. Anyhow, over the past months you must
have become very conscious of writing language care-
fully and with a special purpose, and understand how
What is a coined modifier?
A coined modifier is tailor-made to suit a particular
subject, circumstance or situation -
You should know that such modifier can be inter-
esting to make, and that it takes two or more parts of
speech to make it.
Have you tried to use any coined modifiers this past
week in your writing? Yes? Very good! You seem to
be right on target. Keep pressing on!
But do not overdo the effort because the use of too
many modifiers in any form of text does not produce
an enhanced writing. It defeats the purpose and stifles
the effort. Know the amount that is just enough.
Here are some coined adjectives taken from our
very own newspapers recently published:
Chain-link fence; two-fisted lives; record-breaking
Here are some coined adverbs taken from our very
Remained tight-lipped; fought blindfolded; spoke
The same as choosing the right words when adver-
Look at the following instructions and respond Advertising deserves the same effort in word choice
properly: to arouse your audience's interest and create a desire
1. Do you get the feeling of frustration and depres- for your product. It was Mark Twain who once said,
sion surrounding the young man's life? What did he say "The difference between the right word and the nearly-
2. Have you ever written a story and created such the lightning bug."
a character'? Read some more stories about life's chal-
,lnges for the young. There are many such 'sad' sto- You need to use the precise words. Choose your
ries that can be told; however, write a description of words carefully. Example: Inspiration cookies aren't sim-
t narrator,. ,yqt, o ,h vords to inereist-'-friend'iC.y deliiqus; they're "honey-sweet and taste-tempting."
An event has happened,
upon which it is difficult to
and impossible to be silent.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Impeachment of
Warren Hastings, 5 May, 1784
Use concrete nouns, strong action verbs, and
colourful adjectives. They help to create a desire for
your product, service, or idea.
You need also to recognize connotations: There is
a great difference between a "scrawny body" and a
"lean body" when you are talking about the result of
body-fat reduction. Even though scrawny and lean
have similar meanings both are synonyms of thin;
but the connotations of the words are strikingly differ-
ent. Appeal to the right emotions and reason in your
Describing by Observing and Taking Notes
One other. way of improving descriptive writing is
by using striking, image-creating details that bring a
place to life. The most effective way is to "capture"
such details through direct observation and note-tak-
ing. Read the model below and tell what direct ob-
servations were used to enliven the description of an
Indian restaurant in Queens, New York.
Adam is in an Indian restaurant in Queens, little red
plastic tables with yellow turmeric stains on them,
styrofoam bowls of dhal and chicken curry, slippery
with orange oil.
Adam's fingers tear a chapati and dip it into the
dhal. He gulps it down, the smoothness of the dhal
mixing with the wheaty taste of the chapatti. He eats
some chicken, carefully licking all the masala from his
fingers, almost tasting each spice alone, the sweet cin-
namon and cardamom, the bitter cumin and coriander,
the sting of the chilies. The smell makes him so home-
sick his eyes start watering. He thinks of his
grandmother's chicken curry.
"Food all right, sir? Not too spicy?"
Adam swallows. The chicken is so sweet. He
looks up at the waiter. "It's perfect," he says.
The waiter looks worried. "You want some yogurt,
sir? To make it less spicy. Some raita. That is yo-
gurt with cucumber in it. You know, cucumber."
"No, thank you," says Adam, smiling. "I know what
"Oh yes, a lot of Europeans eat Indian food now.
It's very popular in England as well. Yes, I can see
you know how to eat like an Indian," leaning on the
table now, he hangs the wet cloth over the back of the
chair. "Me, I like American food. I never eat here. I
eat at McDonald's or Kentucky Chicken. It's so funny,
isn't it? Indians like American food and Americans like
(Ameena Meer. "The Only Living Boy in New
cific images like "red plastic tables," "yellow turmeric
stains," and "Styrofoam bowls" evoke a strong sense
You can find other such words used. Look
at wheatt" "4t'4.. "'
Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
Sunday Chronicle May 27, 2007
MtIGNINi MISS Jamzome Ayana Williams poses witn
the Mitsubishi Lancer up for grabs this year.
ORGANISERS and sponsors of Miss Jamzone 2007 at the launch press conference Friday at Le Meridien Pegasus.
Sitting from left to right are Kerwin Boilers, Ayana Williams and Derek Moore. Standing are, from left to right, Nigel
Worrel of Ansa McAI, Renatha Exeter of GT&T, Maria Munroe of DDL, and Shelieza Ali of Splashmins.
THE winner of this year's Miss Jamzone pageant'
not only drive away with a $2.2M Mitsubishi Laqi
but she will also represent Guyana at the Miks'l
ism World pageant.
According to Kerwin Boilers of Hits and Ja-iin EnlAe
ment, which stages the event, the additional pri ., i- n Ik.
ing with efforts to develop the pageant.
The pageant is set for August 12 at the traditional vr
- Splashmin's Fun Park and Resort.
The delegates will have to focus on sports t.'niiisin
year in the fantasy segment of the competition. The c eaI
swimsuit segment will see the delegates displaying their
The artistic director of this year's pageant is Derek Mo
The delegates of this year's pageant will be in'. 'l ed,
number of charitable events, including assisting Habi
Humanity in its fight to alleviate poverty housing in Gu*
The pageant is opened to single ladies between thel
The main sponsors of Jamzone 2007 are Demerara.
tillers Limited, Ansa McAl, Viper Alarm Systems an#
Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company.
r Cookery Corner
Welcome to the 453rd edition of
,. 9 5 "Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.
The diht can be used a% an alternative in Spunish Rice in accompanying a meal. The trick to a
great vermicedhl i the chicken broth. He suggest bouillon, boxed broth or homemade broth; but
the homemade broth version k .Mile' ahead ofthe others.
' Ib C-hampion I rrmicelh
' cu li' e or -i.ape seed oil
': ,ello ] onion., tinced
2 Iresh tomatoes, peeled
2 cups chicken broth
Chico Black Pepper
In a 9-inch frying pan (with lid), fry the
vermicelli on both sides in hot oil until
golden brown in color. Remove from
p.a. In the same oil, brown the minced onion,
JJid he chopped tomato. Add chicken broth.
Se. ion with salt and Chico Black Pepper to taste.
When broth is boiling, add Champion I ermicelli
and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover and,
cook until the Champion Vermicelli has \
soaked up the liquid, about 30 minutes.
V r I, A,
1 pack Champion Vermicelli
Sugar & milk to serve
Parch or toast 1/3 of package in oven or
stir-fry in pan with butter until light
Bring 2 cups of water to boil, add toasted n
and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle a dash of ground cinnamon, nul
cloves, a few drops of vanilla essence and ri
To sern c:
Add milk ofyur choice and sugar to taste. Set
a hot liquid or as cake in hot or cold form. Ga
with nuts if desired.
Makes 3 or4portions.
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II I OM'NI"
"he 2007 Cannes Film Festival draws to a close today. The 12-day event kicked off with
the premiere of My Blueberry Nights, starring Jude Law and Norah Jones.
HOLLYWOOD stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both had movies to promote. Jolie's A
Mighty Heart is based on the story of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl. Pitt stars in
SOUTH Korean film Secret Sunshine was also in competition at Cannes. Director Lee
Chang Dong (right) quit his position as Minister of Culture to make the faith-based thriller.
BOLLYWOOD actress Bipasha Basu and her actor boyfriend John Abraham pose for
photographers at the Cannes Film Festival.
INDIAN actress/model Celina Jaitley poses during a campaign photo shoot for People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Jaitley is one of the more than 1.6 million
members and supporters of PETA. the largest animal rights organization in the world.