Guyana chronicle

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Guyana chronicle
Portion of title:
Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 45 cm.


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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note:
Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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S RO E (Reters) A group of Italian senators want useful if it were and we are certain that it can be interpreted as the
ice cream in their cafeteria to "improve the qual- desire of many."
ity life" in the Senate, astonishing observers as The letter comes amid a public crisis of confidence in Italy's
Italy's political class faces a growing backlash over political establishment, with opinion polls showing a general lack
its hamnome pay and perks. of faith in elected officials while a new book that portrays it as a
In a ter to the Senate building's administrators, bloated, overpaid apparatus has quickly become a bestseller.
Italian senators Rocco Buttiglione and Albertina Soliani This is not the first gastronomic request by Italy's senators ei-

their, La Repubblica newspaper said.
They had previously asked for and succeeded in getting
- regional specialties on the menu such as meat of white buf-
falo, and also partook in a wine sommelier course in March.






Head of State President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday, following a briefing by officials of the Federal Bureau of In-
vestigation on ongoing investigations into an alleged plot to blow up pipelines feeding one of New York's busiest
airports, told a Miami Herald journalist that terrorism is alien to Guyana and the Caribbean value. Page 10

ERC advises on Page two
critical areas in law
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ERC advises on critical area

in law enforcement agencies

By Chamanlall Naipaul
THE Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has identified seyL
eral critical areas in the law enforcement agencies which neld
to be addressed to bolster their image and performance.
In its third annual report submitted to the National Ai.embl
the ERC recommended that there is need for ethnic balance in thn
Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF.'
SI-- and this would mean addressing the type of foods and the time of
111u Sworship within these agencies,
The ERC listed several other factors which need to betxamn-
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M D _I mu With respect to media agencies and operatives, the EZ said
7_1_ _talk show hosts should promote peace and harmony ankledia
Ilk houses which violate the Code of Conduct should be peiysed.
fli f T There is also the need for fairness in the coverage of natio' \;.
.- ...sues.
In addition, the ERC pointed to the need for monitoring'-Oe
H media and paying attention to the quality and content of television
1 'iI* ; lt also called for the Advisory Committee onil Broadcasting to
-k 49c ra ~ ~ rtrr be more proactive.
The ERC reported too that last year was an extremely busy
one, pointing out that apart from the routine programme of public
S'F~. :.'- '. . IjJ 'Lr ^ education, research and investigation of complaints, the Commis-
Sision organized and executed several activities throughout Guyana
aimed at giving Guyanese at all levels the opportunity to interface
and focus on issues relative to relations, and ultimately, the devel
opment of the country.
With support by the parliamentary political parties, civil soci-
ety, international donor community and Guyanese in their comniu-
nities, the ERC fulfilled its mandate thereby contributing to the
peaceful and violence-free environment experienced in Guyana be-
mn- .fore, during and after the regional and general elections in 2006.
g A r ~-' ~ -- :' "This is a positive step in our country's political history that
..:-. r* A DLIwe as a people must strive to uphold," the ERC observed.
t The report also noted that the ERC was established in response
recommendations by the Constitttional Reform Commission. fol-
lowing the political fall-out during the December 1997 general dec-
AND [INE PHONES o"Elections 2006 therefore allowed for the capacity of the
ERC to be tested for the first time since its activation in 2004,"
the report observed.


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25-year-old mother

killed in car crash

A TWENTY-FIVE year old
mother of one was killed on
the Rupert Craig Highway
around 4:00 h. yesterday,
close to Selina's Night Spot,
after the car she was driving
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Dead is Melissa Yankana of
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Police said it's a miracle that
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The car in which Melissa Yankana crashed

the Sunday Chronicle that his
sister had left to go out earlier
in the night and w\as returning
home when tragedy\ struck. He
said that the car had only been
bought three da\ s earlier.
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Bandits cart off jewellery,

cash from Sanjay's

SANJAY'S JeNwellery Store
on Sheriff Street.
Georgeto'min. was robbed Nes-
terdan morning bN three ban-
dits who made off with
$S15,Q0O in cash and a sub-
stantral amount of jew els.
O0\ ncr Sanias PerIaud told
the iGuS.Ana Chronicle that
about t S:30 h thrce im entenired
thie store under the prcte\t of
making a purchase and held up
three female employees.
He said staff members were
in the process of arranging the
jew els in the showcases when
the bandits struck.
- Ir Persaul said that ever\
day at the close of business
jewellery is removed from the
showcases and stored in a safe.
It was \when the jew eller\
was being put on display in the
showcases that the bandits
The robbers were armed
,Iil. t11\ guns and a cutlass and
ordered the emnplo\ es to hand
over the jewellery.
One employee who hesi-
tated was struck on the armt by
the robber with the cutlass.
The robbers. with their
booty in a bag. ran into a car
waiting some distant from the
store and drove away.
The employees were still
in a state of shock when the
Guyana Chronicle visited,
while several colleagues had
gathered discussing the rob-



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- SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 10. 2007



Bush feels 'awe' at Pope who urges Middle East fix

Pope Benedict XVI greets U.S. President George Bush
during their meeting at the Vatican yesterday. REUTERS/
Plinio Lepri-Pool. (Vatican)

Millions in China suffer

as storms kill at least 23
BEIJING (Reuters) Rain storms and floods have killed at least
23 people across southern China in recent days and made thou-
sands homeless, Xinhua news agency said yesterday.
"Millions of people are suffering," it said.
Storms killed seven people and left four missing in the south-
ern province of Guizhou on Friday and yesterday. Nearly 20,000
hectares of cropland were flooded and 3.000 houses destroyed.
Xinhua said.
In Guangdong province, bordering Hong Kong, heavy rain trig-
gered landslides killing three people and destroying 788 houses and
about 1,120 hectares of cropland. Xinhua said.
Storms cut off a railway link between Meizhou and Shantou in
Guangdong leaving about 1,100 passengers stranded on Friday.
In neighboring Guangxi. two people were killed in torrential
rain that destroyed 610 homes, Xinhua said. citing flood control
In Guangxi. high school students sitting all-important univer-
sity entrance exams on Thursday and Friday had to be evacuated
as heavy rain submerged their classrooms. Xinhua said.
Storms also broke 29 reservoirs. 362 embankments, 165 roads
and forced 59 factories to suspend production, Xinhua quoted Chen
Rundong. deputy head of the regional flood control office, as say-
On Friday, Xinhua reported seven deaths and nine inju-
ries in the Liangshan region of Sichuan province from hail-
storms, lightning strikes and landslides. Xinhua did not give
details of all the deaths.

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush
said on Saturday he felt
"awe" in the presence of Pope
Benedict, a fellow religious
conservative who urged him
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tiated" solutions to Middle
East conflicts like Iraq.
"I was talking to a very
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teresting people and I was in
awe," Bush told a news confer-
ence in Rome. "It was a mov-
ing experience for me."
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Roman Catholic leader as "sir"
instead of the usual honorific
"Your Holiness", Bush heard

the Pope's concerns about the
Middle East and the plight of
Christians in Iraq.
Bush told him of his
government's efforts to combat
AIDS and malaria in Africa and
hunger and po enrty.
He told the Pope before re-
porters about what he called
"the very strong AIDS initia-
tive" at the Group of Eight
summit this week. which
pledged $60 billion to fight dis-
eases ravaging Africa al-
though much of that was made
up of existing pledges.
A Vatican statement said
Benedict and Bush had dis-
cussed the Middle East and the
Holy See's "hope for a regional
and negotiated solution to the
conflicts that afflict that re-
"It's good to be with you,

Five Lebanese

soldiers killed in

refugee camp battles

NAHR AL-BARED, Lebanon (Reuters) Five Lebanese sol-
diers were killed yesterday in heavy fighting against al
Qaeda-inspired militants entrenched in a Palestinian refu-
gee camp, a military source said.
At least 125 people, including 53 soldiers and 42 militants,
have been killed since the fighting began on May 20 almost
three weeks ago making it Lebanon's worst internal violence
since the 1975-1990 civil war.
The military source said another soldier had died from
wounds sustained earlier. Security sources earlier added that sev-
eral soldiers were wounded in Saturday's fighting in which
machinegun tire reverberated and heavy artillery shelling rocked
the camp from early morning.
A Palestinian source inside the camp said at least four Fatah
al-Islam militants died in the intensive assaults in which heavy
black smoke billowed from many of the squalid Nahr al-Bared
camp's bombed-out buildings, some riddled by bullets and punc-
tured by shells.
"The army is trying to control positions that the militants
are using to target the army." a military source said.
Only a few thousand of the 40.000 residents remain in the
coastal camp which is short of food, water and electricity.
"I saw at least 17 civilian homes destroyed. An oil refinery
warehouse and at least five cars were burning." said Mahmoud
Abu Jihad, a resident in the camp.
Another camp resident, Milad Badran, said: "The
army's bombardment is haphazard and is hitting civilian
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sir." Bush said as he sat before
the Pontiff's private desk in the
The txwo men see eye-to-
eye on ethical issues like abor-
tion and euthanasia but differ on
the war in Iraq. which
Benedict's predecessor. John
Paul 11. tried hard to avert.
When the Pope mentioned
Bush had come from the G8
summit. Bush said: "I did -
your old country and it was
successful ... A lot of different
opinions, but it was good."
Asked if his dialogue with
Russian President Vladimir
Putin. closely watched because
of a number of sharp disagree-
ments between Russia and the
West, had been good, Bush re-
sponded with a smile as report-
ers were being ushered out of
the room.

BURG (Reuters) Russia said
yesterday its offer to the
United States of joint use of
a radar it controls in
Azerbaijan made a planned
American missile shield in
central Europe unnecessary.

President Vladimir Putin
It stressed its offer was still
open. despite Washington's sig-
nal it will press ahead wih i11 s
plan to base radar and missile in-
terceptors in Poland and the
Czech Republic to counter the
threat of a nuclear attack frIom
"rog s" states like Ir-an.
Russia's foreign and I-,stl
depul prime miniiiter,, set oUt
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he said.
Bush and his wife. Laura.
who wore a black veil. took a
more circuitous route to the
Vatican than usual. which disap-
pointed thousands waiting to
see him.
It was not clear if this
was for security reasons, al-
though 10.000 police were
deployed as a precaution in
central Rome.
Leftists and pacifists op-
posed to the war in Iraq another
expansion of a U.S. minl.arv
base in northern Ital\ s ed a
protest that paled in c qlari-
son to the mass rall' at AGeS.
Police estimated s5ne
12,000 people marched in
Rome and small groul of
masked youths threw bcles
at riot police.

dent Vladimir Putin surprised
Washington on Thursday with
the radar offer.
Putin. keen to avoid Wash-
ington placing its missile de-
fence shield in Central Europe
where Moscow says it could
threaten Russian security, had
suggested both sides instead
used the Russian-rented Qabala
radar in Azerbaijan.
"This (Qabala station) is an
efficient element of a reliable
early warning system." Foreign
Minister Sergei Lavrov told
journalists in Moscow.
"It remarkably well copes
with all its tasks and it fully
serves our interests without
causing any strain in Russia's
ties with its neighbours.'"
He rejected at the same
lime an idea ItlhaN Moscow
could lake part in hc I' S
missile shield system: "' o
suppose that \xce ill lake
pI III n i it l ,t i h' :llcl ;1 polen-
tial which ... cremaes a threat
Io us is wishful thinking.'
Putin said on Friday the
interceptors could be placed
in southern Europe or Tur-
key and that Russia was
happy to share intelligence
picked up by the Azeri radar.
Moscow would also then not
retarget its own missiles tl-
wards Central Europe.

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Swami free to

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) THE Hindu holy man char
rape and molestation received permission to coni
spiritual tour of the world Friday, after his lawyer
on behalf of millions of his devotees.
Attorney Prakash Ramadhar said more than $3 mi
been spent in Canada and Europe to prepare for the c
86-year-old Jagadguru Ram Tripathi Maharaj.
Deputy Chief Court Magistrate Mark Wellingto
would take "a big risk" and return Maharaj's passpo
denied a request by the State to increase the bail gran
swami, who is from India, to ensure his return to Trin
Ramadhar said Maharaj could not hide because "he
around the world. He has nowhere to hide. He will f
possible to be a fugitive".
It was the swami's third appearance yesterday i
Fernando First Magistrates's Court, defended by
Ramadhar, Jagdeo Singh and Brian Dabideen.

Swami Maharaj is assisted to a vehicle as he
San Fernando Magistrate's Court yesterday.





Defence attorney Chateram Sinanan, who had asked for con-
tempt of court proceedings to be pursued against the Express
when the case was last called, was absent yesterday.
Sinanan had made the misguided arguments that the media
could not publish the identity of the accused.
An amendment to the Sexual Offences Act 2000 gives the
media the right to name the accused.
Maharaj is charged with the rape of a 22-year-old Guyanese
woman and with indecently assaulting her. The charges stem
from an alleged incident in a room at the home of a business-
man at San Fernando, where the swami has been staying since
his arrival in Trinidad on May 15.
Maharaj was freed on TT$50,000 bail but his passport was
Friday, Ramadhar said Maharaj was conducting a 32-day
prayer service in Canada in June, and thousands of people had
booked flights to attend. He produced photos of Maharaj's
temple in Austin, Texas, and of a hospital in India that the swami
He said the jagadguru, the married father of five, had a world-
wide audience and appeared on two satellite television chan-
Ramadhar said the swami was eager to return to Trinidad
to clear his name and "we are ready to rock, since the police
now know what they closed their eyes to before they charged
Maharaj was ordered to return to court on July 16. He
is expected to leave Trinidad on June 16.

Daughter of terror suspect disputes PM
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Manning's time as a party of- On \Wednesda\ during a "Amir Kareem lbrahiim as
WHEN Prime Minister ficial. walkabout in the Barataria/ San well has had a very long-stand-
Patrick Manning said that Ibrahiim's daughter. Huda. Juan constituency Manning de- ing relationship with the
terror suspect Kareem said Friday that her grandpar- nied knowing lbrahiim but ad- Honourable Mr Eddie Hart."
Ibrahiim's parents are both ents both died more than 33 mitted that his parents \were Huda said.
known members of the PNM years ago. her grandfather in PNM members. "During that election cam
it would have been before 1968 and grandmother in 1973. "The Honourable Prime paign. on several occasions

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Met Office: Brace

for hurricanes
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) T&T lies within a hurricane belt
and the possibility exists that the island can be hit by one.
warned Shakeer Baig, meteorological officer III.
Baig was speaking Friday at the Crowne Plaza in Port-of-
Spain during a media briefing on the launch of the hurricane
"T&T does in fact lie within the hurricane belt and the pos-
sibility exists that within a hurricane year we can have a direct
"And landfall contact does exists," Baig added.
He said this information was not meant to scare people but
rather to sensitise the public.
"Seventeen storms are predicted to occur in 2007. nine of
which are expected to become hurricanes," Baig said.
"Five of these storms are also expected to intensify," he
Also speaking at the briefing was Willis Mills, director of
T&T's meteorological services.
Willis said unlike reports of 2007 being one of the hottest
years so far, there have been previously hotter periods.
"One of our coldest month is February and in a previous
year we have had a temperature of 36 degrees during that
month," Willis said.
Identifying the months January to May as the period com-
prising the dry season, Willis said in the beginning of January
2007, there was almost no rainfall.
"In March there was some rainfall here and there as in the
month of April. We had rainfall on April 6, but did not have
any until on April 16.
"We again did not have any rainfall until April 25 and after
that there was little rainfall in May," said Willis.
He added that although some rain fell on May 4, it was
not until three weeks later that the country experienced
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Minister is obviously amiss
about with whom among the
Kingston family the party lead-
ership refreshes itself." Huda
said in a statement yesterday
referring to the party's top
brass dining at the extended
home of the Ibrahiim family fol-
lowing their general election
meetings at Five Rivers Junc-
tion, Arouca.
Huda also said that her fa-
ther campaigned for the PNM's
Eddie Hart in the marginal
Tunapuna seat in the 2002 gen-
eral elections and said that he
appeared on several PNM plat-
forms as opening speaker.
Hart could not be contacted
for comment either at his home
or on mobile phone.
Huda also said that her fa-
ther was the PNM's Education
Officer for Party Group No. 7
of the Arouca North constitu-
ency and advised Manning to
check the records of his party.

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UNITED STATES ambassador to Trinidad and
Tobago, Roy Austin, last week gave an assur-
ance to Prime Minister Patrick Manning
that could easily be offered also by his counterparts
in Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and other CARICOM
That assurance, as stated by Ambassador Austin
during discussions pertaining to the alleged terrorist
conspiracy involving four CARICOM nationals, is that the
twin-island republic was NOT viewed as "a hotbed for
The envoy's pronouncement, welcome at these chal-
lenging times, simply reflects a mature understanding
of current realities in CARICOM as an integrated com-
munity of sovereign states.
For all the misrepresentations and misunderstand-
ings that often emerge in Washington-CARICOM rela-
tions, the consensus, across our region, would be that
it is in the interest of our Community to strengthen and
maintain the best possible relations with the USA.
Not on any ad hoc or expedient basis, whether on
crime and security challenges to combat narco-traffick-
ing, its related evils of gun-running, money laundering
and corruption. Rather in pursuing cooperation along
clearly defined parameters in the wider context of socio-
economic development.
The recent joint United Nations/World Bank report on
the negative impact of serious crimes on economic de-
velopment in the Caribbean should serve as the latest
reminder for a new, enlightened approach in pursuing
national/regional security objectives within the broad
framework of economic development linked to trade, in-
vestment and foreign policy goals.
In r.onsciderl n ,',+,, iitiati ', the C J -"" -



ers may be advised to reconsider current attitudes rou-
tinely adopted in annual "country reports" relating to real
and perceived problems of the illegal drugs trade, traf-
ficking in persons; gun-running and human rights vio-
lations, as well as new concerns about potential terror-
ist threats.
Although US authorities would not admit to it, too of-
ten the pattern reflected in these annual assessment
reports has been one of unmistakable bias. arrogance
and quite judgemental with yawning gaps when it
comes to substantiated data.
At the same time, these reports continue
to conceal failures by US authorities to honestly engage
in information-sharing in support of what's often dog-
matically offered as "facts" or "evidence"-even when re-
quested to do so. Guyana, for one, has been so affected
among CARICOM states.
Not surprisingly, therefore, public statements, by both
US and CARICOM authorities about confidence-building
measures to strengthen cooperation links often evoke
In this context, one glaring example as it relates to
"mutual cooperation" is the continuing failure by the US
to come to terms with resolving an issue of national im-
portance-the sudden withdrawal last year, on the eve
of his appointment as acting Police Commissioner, of
the diplomatic visa of Mr Henry Greene.
If, while Winston Felix was Police Commissioner, the
earlier withdrawal of Greene's diplomatic visa could
somehow have been rationalised, there remains some-
thing fundamentally flawed in leaving unresolved-al-
most a year now-this very sensitive issue of revocation
of the visitor's visa of the top security officer in a country of
no shortages in political mischief and vicious rumours.
How much longer, therefore, will it take

the relevant US decision-makers in Washington and
Georgetown. to permit this undesirable state of affairs.
even as both the George Bush and Bharrat Jagdeo ad-
ministrations keep up the rhetoric about their "coopera-
tion" in confidence-building measures for mutual secu-
rity benefits?
A requested intransit US visa recently granted to
Commissioner Greene for a trip to The Bahamas, via
Miami, on official business, should influence the pro-
cess for renewal of his eligibility of a regular visitor's
The US should know that in holding the head of the
Guyana Police Force virtually to ransom-for so it
seems-over a regular visitor's visa cannot be helpful ki
fostering the quality of mutual cooperation requiredin
the fight against criminals and terrorists.
In the absence of any known substantial reason to
the contrary, it is, therefore, time for a reversal-in the
interest of the Guyana Police Force and dignified US
Guyana relations.


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Accusations vs Denials

tionals of the Caribbean
Community will appear in a
.Trinidad and Tobago
magistrate's court in the sen-
sational case-unprec-
edented in this region-link-
ing then with an alleged
"terrorist plot" to blow up
fuel tanks and pipe lines at
JFK international airport.
Amid a backdrop of ringing
official claims of "evidence" of
the criminal intent that contrast
with skepticisms by others
about the accused capacity to
execute such a plot, two
Guyanese and a Trinidad and
Tiobago national will be facing
charges of "conspiracy to com--
tiit a terrorist act under the
laws of the United States".
Trinidadian Kareem lbrahiin
and the two Guyanese-Abdul
Kadir and Abdul Nur-have
been charged along with another
Guyanese. now a naturalized
American. Russell Defreilas. al-
ready in FBI custody in New
York hale been.. according to
documents circulated by US au-
Ihorities. under ,urveillance for
some 15 months.
Mii \\as on t he run for
three days, before sou rendering to
the police last T'ueda\. \car-
ing a broad. it forced smile. he
was to openl. declare before
the media and curious onlook-
ers that "'this (the plot) is a
big set-up".
Much of the troubling
stirring relating to the claimed
foiled plot are based largely on
allegations of a con\ ictcd drug
dealer working as an agent w ilh
the FBI.
Also. yet to be substanti-
ated are links between the quar-
tet of accused CARICOM na-
tionals and the high profile con-
tro\ ersial Sunni-oriented
.1 mn a a a I M i u s I i nl e C

organisation of Trinidad and To-
bago. headed by Imam Yassin
Abu Bakr.
Notoriety of the
organisation is rooted in its
aborted July 1990 coup against
the government of then Prime
Minister ANR Robinson and in-
volving some 144 Muslimcen
activists under Bakr's com-
mand. The High Court was to
surprisingly later endorse the
validity of a Presidential 'par-
don' to the insurgents and set
them free.
Since then, "disciples" of
the Jamaat have been variously
accused of alleged
involvement in serious crimes.
including murder and attempted
murder: gun-running and mllinor
bombing incidents.

Imam Abu Bakr himself is
due to reappear in a High Court
this week on charges for sedi-
tion and promoting terrorism by
inciting violence in a sermon at
his mosque in November 2005
against wealthy Muslims who
fail to increase their "c..O.I)-
iions to his organisation.
In contrast to claims against
them in US Justice Department
documents. the quartet of al-
leged terrorists. none of whoml
is known to have had any in-
\olvement in Islamic radicalism
in the Caribbean or association
with al Qaeda-linked groups, are
yet to plead to or deny the
charges against them.Their fam-
ily members have been defend-
ina. their innocence.
Kadir's wife. Isha. and
lbrahimn's daughter. Huda, have
told thle media that while the
four men had met at various
times in Guvana and Trinidad.
there were no connections with
"any plot" about JFK or any-
w\here else in the USA.

Maps of pipe lines taken by
Guyana police from the home of
Kadir had to do with contract
jobs in the bauxite town of Lin-
den where he lives with his de-
voutly Muslim family, accord-
ing to his wife.
An eningeer by profession
and, until last August, a parlia-
mentarian of the main opposi-
tion People's National Congress
Reform. Kadir was said to have
been on his way to Venezuela


tween the Muslimeen and the
four accused plotters. Conse-
quently. his government
was actively cooperating with
US law enforcement agencies.

At the same time, across in
Guyana. and following a media
briefing by acting Police Cominis-
sioner Henry Greene, on the re-
ported association involving the
three Guyanese accused and Abu

. '

to uplift a visa. t' Iriavei to Iran
lor an Islamic conference when
lie was held at Piarco interna-
tional airport by Trinidad and
Tobago police.
Along with lbrahim and the
subs,;equently surrendered Nur.
lihe was charged with conspiring
to coumllit the terrorist act at
JFK airport.
Last Tuesday. in response
to an angry verbal blast from
Abu Bakr's organisation that hel
\as a key actor in a "con-
spiracy" between the US and
Trinidad and Tobago govern-
ients against the Muslimecen.
Attorney General John Jercmiic
told the 'Trinidad Express':
"There are extenlsi ke record-
ings of video and audio
evidence" that had led.him
to the conclusion of a link be-

Bakr. President Bharrat Jagdeo told
an official event that the terrorist
suspects would have been "abso-
lutely crazy" to be involved in a
plot that "has soiled Guyana's im-
Inside the USA itself.
doubts have been publicly ex-
pressed to the media by indc-
pendent sources-separate from
Justice Department officials or
what's contained in circulated
documents. about the "unimag-
inable consequences" had the
foiled terrorist plot been ex-
For example. John Goglia. a
former member of the US Na-
tional Transportation Safety
Board. is reported as contend-
ing that had the *plot' been car-
ried out. it would "likely have
sparked a fire but little else, and

certainly not the mass carnage
authorities have described... You
could definitely reach the (fuel)
tank. start the fire. but to get the
kind of explosion they have
talked about is virtually impos-
Another report by the
French news agency. AFP,
quoted Jake Magish, an engineer
with 'Supersafe Tank Systems'
as casting doubt on the credibil-
ity of the plot.
"The fantasy that I have
heard", he said. "about people
saying they (suspected terror-
ists) will blow the tank and de-
stroy the airport, is
nonsense....This is hysteria.
From an engineering point of
view if someone is successful in
blowing a hole into a tank. they
will just have a fire from that
lank. There i no way for the
fire to go from tank to tank...It
just won't happen..."
Further. Neal Sonnett. a
former US federal prosecutor.
has told the "New York TimP.e1"
there wa'; also "a danger in over-
stating how serious or sophis-
ticated a plot really was..."
It is therefore felt that as in-
vestigations continue into the
alleged "plot" foiled in its "plan-
ning stages", there should be no
rush to judgement in this
bizarre issue that has captured
national, regional and interna-
tional attention this past week.

While governments in
Trinidad and Tobago and
Guyana worry about likely
negative consequences of the
Caribbean being linked with
claimed "terrorist cells", their
nationals, particularly those
with Muslim names, are ex-
pressing fears of greater hassle
at US airports.
In the face of such appre-
hensions. US envoys based in
various regional capitals have

been offering assurances that the
freedom to travel to America by
citizens from this region would
not be affected by the develop-
ment of the uncovered
terroristt plot".
US ambassadors in
Georgetown. Port-of-Spain and
Barbados have been separately
staying what is already widely
known beyond CARICOM.
that this region is not viewed in
Washington as a base for teriror-
ism by the George Bush admin-
istration, or Congress. though
there is growing recognition for
strengthened cooperation in the
interest of mutual security.
Most certainly this issue of
security cooperation between
the US and CARICOM and.
more precisely, in baltling ter-
rorism. would now be well
placed on the agenda for the
Washington Summit or president
George Bush and our
Community's Heads of Govern-
ment later this imn.''th" (June 19-
In this context. it would be
difficult for a very pertinent is-
sue to be avoided at the coming
Washington Conference on the
It is the sensitive matter of
US authorities' continuing fail-
ure to cooperate with
CARICOM's repeated request
for the Cuban emigre and former
ClA-operativc. Luis Posada
Carilles. to obe brought o justice
for his documented role in the
1976 bombing tragedy 'of a
Cubana passenger plane off
All 75 people aboard that
aircraft perished-59 Cubans,
11 Guyanese and five North
For now. however, the focus
will be on tomorrow's court ap-
pearances in Trinidad of
Ibrahim. Kadir and Nur and,
separately, that of Defreitas in
a New York court.



New York is hell

for Young Osama

NEW YORK (Reuters) After
years of being taunted as "bin
Laden" and "terrorist" at
school, Osama Al-Najjar at-
tempted suicide last July at
the age of 15.
Now 16, he is an extreme
example of the difficulties fac-
ing some Arabs in New York,
thn city hit hardest by the at-
tacks of September 11, 2001.
"They destroyed every-
thing nice in our life with what
tiey did to him," said Suad
/buhasna, Osama's mother, re-
firing to racist abuse she said
vas heaped on her son while he
.as a student at Tottenville
High School in Staten Island.
.Osama is now officially
known as Sammy. He changed
his name in December to escape
the stigma attached to the name
he shares with al Qacda leader
Osama bin Laden.
"I just wanted to make his
life easier," said Suad, who im-
migrated from Jordan with her
husband and four children in
December 1999. Her eldest son
has served in the U.S. Navy in
the Iraq war.
Leaders of the Muslim coin-
munity which numbers
about 600,000 in New York
City and is among the fastest
growing groups in the city, ac-
cording to a Columbia Univer-
sity study say Osama's case
highlights an increasing distrust
and fear of Islam among Ameri-
cans since 9/11.
"There's become this cul-
ture of Islamophobia in Ameri-
can society." said Arsalan
Iftikhar, national legal director
of'the Council on American-Is-
lamic Relations.
"Unfortunately, kids are not
Among the efforts in New
York to bridge the gap between
Americans and the Arab world
is a new bilingual Arab-English
school. Butt that too has faced
Fear of Islam and Arab cul-
ture has been evident in the di-
visiveness over the founding of

the Khalil Gibran International
Academy, a publicly funded
Arab studies school scheduled
to open in Brooklyn this fall.

Alicia Colon, a columnist
for the conservative New York
Sun newspaper, denounced the
school as a madrassa, or Mus-
lim religious school. Evoking
images of racially motivated
lynchings in the U.S. South of
bygone generations, she urged
opponents to "break out the
torches and surround City Hall
to stop this monstrosity."
Parents of students at its
original location a building
that houses an elementary
school in Brooklyn's Park Slope
neighborhood successfully
lobbied to have it moved, com-
plaining of overcrowding.
It's not having an easier ride

at its new location in the
Boerum Hill neighbourhood.
which already houses two other
"There are a number of par-
ents that are concerned about
(the fact that it is an Arabic stud-
ies school), but the majority is
concerned about whether
there's adequate space," said
Tom McMahon of the parent
teacher association at Boerum
Hill's Math and Science Explor-
atory School.
The controversy surround-
ing the Khalil Gibran school is
nothing compared to what
Osama AI-Najjar went through.
His mother says Osama be-
came increasingly depressed un-
der the incessant anti-Muslim
jeering by teachers after enter-
ing Tottenville in the fall of
2004. The former junior high
school honor student began to
fail classes, got into fights, and

ran away from home on a num-
ber of occasions.
'1 didn't v ,ant to sta\ in
school after that." Osama, a thin
teenager with piercing green
eves. said while nervously
chewing his thumb. He said his
classmates were more tolerant
than his teachers.
The school failed to halt the
abuse despite repeated requests.
his mother said. The school
principal declined to comment.
"Harassment and bullying
for any reason is not something
we tolerate." said New York
City Department of Education
spokeswoman Dina Paul Parks.
She declined to discuss specif-
ics of the case because of a law-
suit filed by Osama's family.
The complaint filed in U.S.
District Court in New York
charges the city and the school
with racial and religious harass-
ment, which it says led to the
boy's suicide attempt.
Fearing for her son's
wellbeing, Suad withdrew him
from school in March 2006 and
kept him home. Still, the prob-
lems didn't go away so easily.
and on July 3. he tried to kill
himself with an overdose of an
anti-anxiety drug and later the
same day tried to hang himself
with a bathrobe sash.
"1 was just sick. I wasn't
thinking straight. I had nothing
else to take the pain away,"
said Osama. who speaks Ara-
bic but can't read or write the
Despite the abuse, he is
fiercely proud of his Arab heri-
tage and insists that his family
still call him Osama.
The Khalil Gibran school.
which plans to admit about 60
sixth graders this fall, opens too
late for Osama.
He now attends a program
for kids with school phobias at
a high school in Brooklyn and
tolerates, if not enjoys. school.
"What I wish is that the
same experience doesn't hap-
pen to any other family,"
Suad said.

US eas e pTh*ass portrules

(WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
The government said Friday
it will temporarily relax new
rules requiring passports for
U.S. citizens flying to
Canada. Mexico, Bermuda
a u '-ribbeau because of
a huge passport application
lThe decision. announced a
day after a controversial bill to
revamZp immigration laws and
tighten border security stalled in
Congress. \\ ill make it easier for
thousands of Americans to keep
their summer vacation plans but
may expose the White House to
criticism that it undermines bor-
der security.
Through September. U.S.
cilizet'n. going to Canada.
Mexico. Bermuda and the Car-
ibbean may travel with govern-

ment-issued identification and
official State Department
proof shoxxing they have ap-
plied for a passport. The
proof of application can be ob-
tained on the http://
tra\ Web site.
The decision reflects the
government's inabilityt1 to "
up with a surge in passport ap-
plications following passage of
a 2004 law that requires U.S.
citizens traveling to those areas
to carry passports.
The requirement went into
effect on January 23 and in-
creased the number of Ameri-
cans applying for passports to
more than 1.7 million in each of'
the first three months of the
year from about I million in De-
Rnth C.xneress and the ",-

mission that investigated the
September I I1 attacks urged
stronger travel document secu-
rity to prevent Muslim mili-
tants Ifrom cnering the lUnited
States and to reduce passport
"So. in response to the fail-
ing Senate immigration bill. the
--'" action is to
administration ...
ignore ANOTHER law that ev-
eryone knew was set to take ef-
fect for the last two and a half
years," Rep. Tom Tancredo. a
Colorado Republican who fa-
\ ors tighter border security. said
in a statement.
"At a time when we are
learning about active terrorist
plots on our nation's soil from
the Caribbean x\e should not be
shv about entorcinm our lawss"

filed against four people accused
of planning to blow up fuel
pipelines at New York's John
I. Kenned International Air-
Assistant Secretary of State
Maura Harty told reporters the
government was "trying to
strike the same balance that wec
have been striking for years:
'--c.ingc the security needs of
'- lnin citi-
our nation" witn in cii-
zens travel.
Daniel Griswold. a trade
and immigration expert at the
conservative Cato Institute
think tank. said there was little
danger the relaxed rules \would
erode hU.S. border security.
"It is probably the right
move under the circumstances
with minimal risk for I' ....

The number of U.S. pass-
port applications is expected to
rise to nearly 18 million this year
from 12.1 million last year and
roughly 5 million in 2002. U.S.
officials said.
The State Department said
there was a backlog of about
500.000 passport applications
that have :0 j "an dealt with
within its 10-week processing
target, potentially threatening
the summer vacations of thou-
sands o ^mericans.
The administrat?"2 may im-
pose the passport requirement
on citizens travelling to the
same countries by sea and land
as early as January 2008. pos-
sibly creating another wa\e of
applications late this year.
I. .-..I .-..

gree" the surge but had hired
hundreds of workers to deal
with it.
The department said it has
about 2.200 workers processing
passport applications,, up from
about 1.400 at the beginning o1
2004. II plans to hire 400 more
b\ the end of Septemlber and is
considering hiring another 400
hy tnhe ,J '" the year.
Harty also said a .','.-
party company that initially
handles the applications
and associated payments
was partly to blame for the
ba-' og. The deluge of ap-
plication; slowed the
company's turng;ound time
to four or five week,, from
24 hours, although it -tYs
since returned to ;* 24-
'our c-taln'


Cattle farmer


WEST Berbice Police were last night investigating a mur-
der which occurred at Belladrum Village around nightfall
The victim was identified as Brentnol Mingo, a 49-year-
old cattle farmer from Paradise Village who, reports said, was
slashed across the throat during an argument with another man.
Reports stated that Mingo, a father of four, had been argu-
ing with the other man in the vicinity of the popular village
disco 'Coco Cobana', and had turned to walk away when he
was attacked from behind.
He fell to the ground and died on the spot.
His attacker, who is known, fled the scene and up to
late last night was still on the run.


INETIGTOSinB~ to iealgdPo 1 OrMN

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Caribbean business may

suffer from 'plot' stupidity

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

I HAVE no idea whether the
group of four Guyanese and
Trinidad nationals who are
under arrest for allegedly
plotting to blow up a fuel pipe
line serving JFK Airport in
New York are guilty or not.
My ignorance is the same its
everyone else's bar none. And.
like every other person in the
world, they should be presumed
to be innocent unless proven
The group of men are
guilty of something, and that
something is crass stupidity.
Judging from the snippets
of recordings tial have been
publicised, sonic of thei;0 obvi-
ously fantasised about creating
an awful incident at JFK if it
worked. That fantasising was
downright stupid. And unfortu-
nately, Guyanese, Trinidadians
and others 'roin the Caribbean
will pay the price when visit-
ing the US and elsewhere.
The people who will pay
the highest price are gentcinel
business people, partiqu Y,.
Ihose who are Muslinms, ori c
Muslimn-sounding names, or jilst
look as if they could be Mus-
It is left to be seen whether
thle fantasising by the four swas
promoted by over Cuse of hallu-
cinatory drugs, thte craeZy notion
thai their half-baked ideas could
he marketed to a real terrorist
gIroupl, or some real intent.
Two tIhings are perfectly






clear: First. these guys are not
wild-eyed. young bombers mo-
tivated by the prospect of d\y-
ing for a cause. They are all
close to their sixties. Second.
they were in the words of the
Trinidad parlance "scrunting". In
other words, they had little
money and were incapable of fi-

And, there is no pretending
that there is not profiling of this
kind by immigration and secu-
ritv authorities. There is. Nows.
it will get \orse.
Beyond the effect on all
Guyanese and Trinidadian ira\-
ellers but Muslim businessmen
especially, there is also the ef-
fect thai this much publicised
"plot to blow\ up JFK Airport
by a terrorist group" will have
on Caribbean tourism.
The headlines in newspa-
pers and the pictures on vworld-
wide television by media that
enjoyed a feeding frenzy cer-
tainly put a beating on Carib-
bean tourism. Unfortunately.


there \will be tourists who will
think twice now about holiday-
ing in the Caribbean.
The situation \\ as not
helped b\ statements such as
the one reported\ made b\
New York Police Commis-
sioner. Ra\ Kell\ that referred
to "a potential Caribbean
threat'". Fuel \\as added to the
fire when a former CIA terror-
ism expert. Mike Ackerman.
said that "Caribbean natives"
have been linked to terrorism.
There were two persons of Car-
ibbean origin linked to incidents
in the UK. The number would d
rise to three if the so-called
"'shoe bomber" is added to the

list. But. now all of a sudden,
the Caribbean becomes some
sort of incubator for terrorism.
The truth is that no one re-
grets this development more
than the people of the Carib-
bean. particularly Trinidad and
Guyana. The last thing the re-
gion wants is to be seen :a ;i3',a -
thing but a stable. peaceful a.rca
spiced up by interesting local
politics, regional rivalry and \ i-
brant intellectual capacity. Cer-
tainly. Caribbean people prefer
a fete to a fight, and a "jump
up" to a blow up.
It is left to be seen whether
this small group of Trinidadians
and Guyanese had any real in-

lent to blow up fuel pipelines
to JFK Airport. What is cer-
tain is that they were stupid toL
e\en hallucinate about it. and
Caribbean business and lourismii'
may pa\ a price for their ,lii-
pidit\ unless the media and
those in authority in the I'S .nd
the Caribbean inake it cr\stil $
clear that the region should noI It
be judged b\ it
It would be good to see
such a declaration come out
of the US-Caribbean elcoun-
ter between Presideat Bush
and Caribbean heads ofgov-
ernmuent in a few days tine.
(Responses f to:
ronaldsanders2 9(@ahotmai-i ,n)

Caribbean Platforms for Disaster Reductiot

naricing an operation such as the
one allegedly contemplated for
JFK Airport in New York.
It stands to reason that they
would have had to be the pawns
of a bigger, well-resourced group
.,ch as al Qaeda. But, the US
experts say they were not.
And. attempts to lie them to the
one so-called Muslinm group in
the Caribbean with a link to ter-
ror. the Jamnat al Musliiiieen,
has so far lacked credibility.
Certainly the leader of this con-
.tro\ersial group has denied any
connection to them.
They have done a severe
disservice to Guyana. Trinidad
and the wider Caribbean. But.
more especially,. they have hurt
Muslim businessmen who seek
to do business in the US and
other places. Those persons
will be checked and double
checked and may even be denied
visitor's visas to the US.
Canada. the.,UijSaltd elsewhere
i .autise the)y''.re Musin iandl
rI1m1 t G is ,lain;nd I' ind d.d .

Ll" -p in Ital-,


Br ^ I

By Luis Carpio

'Twas a dangerous cliff, as
they freely confessed, though
to walk near its crest was so
pleasant; but over its terrible
edge there had slipped a Duke
and full many a peasant. So
the people said something
would have to be done, but
their projects did not at all
tally. Some said, "Put a fence
'round the edge of the cliff,"
some, "an ambulance down
in the valley". But the cry for
the ambulance carried the
day, for it spread through the
neighboring city: A fence
may be useful or not, it is
true, but each heart became
full of pity for those who
slipped over the dangerous
cliff, and the dwellers in
highway and alley gave
pounds and gave pence, not to
put up a fence but an anibu-
lance down in the valley". Jo-
seph Malins (1895)
It is a long held article of
faith that we only find humour
in gags that contain elements of
truth tIhat connect us to our ow n
foibles or (preferably) those of
"others". The previous poemt
elicits at nervous laugh from all
of tus. simply because in it %\e
recognize our species' hiii'rical
hia< 'or the poiiund otf cure over

the ounce of prevention.
Among other things, the
I-Hyogo Declaration of the Sec-
ond World Conference on Di-
saster Reduction (\VCDR ll).[il
calls onl all nations to "support
the creation and strengthening
of national integrated disaster
risk reduction mechanisms., such
as multi-se6toral national plat-
forms" as The main wa inll
which to mainstream risk reduc-
tion approaches into currently
existing emergency prepared-
ness, respollse and recovery
programmles, as well as integrat-
ing disaster risk reduction into
countries' sustainable develop-
mnent planning. Thus. emergency
response leaders and personnel
would be influenced by a risk
reduction approach, whilst di-
saster risk reduction experts ex-
pand their horizons to include
the social, economic and ecologi-
cal spheres of sustainable devel-
opment. Development policy-
makers. in turn. would be called
upon to include a risk reduction
approach in all sustainable de-
velopiment efforts.
The "Platformls' thus cre-
ated would more efficiently re-
spond to the need to foster the
creation and mIobilisation of
strong political will for the
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and/or strengthening of national
institutional and legislative
framteworks. The platforms
would also encourage grass-
roots empowerment through
community-wide participation
in disaster risk reduction and ca-
pacily -building plans and
This system, once in place,
\ ill allow countries to. amongst
other things: reduce the under-
lying risk factors by identifying,
assessing and monitoring risks

and enhancing early warning
systems, as well as strengthen-
ing disaster preparedness for ef-
fective response at all levels.
The system \would further facili-
tate fact-based decision-making
by promoting a culture of safely
and resilience that makes use of
knowledge, innovation and edu-
cation. including through the use
)f lInfornlalionanld Comllmulnica-
'on lTeclihnoloe\.
In 2006. the I N 'Under-
Secretar-y-( .;ic ri l lor ll t I :in
tarian Affairs launched a com''!-
alive process Ito consider prac-
ticl ways of strengthening tlhe
Ihternalional Stratelgy for Disas-
ter Risk Reduction (ISDR) sys-
tem. 'The result of the consulta-
tioi s \\as tile con\ening ofi the
Global Platfornm for Disaster
Risk Reduction t e priniary
multli-stakeholdeJW iimf for all
cs iii-u' 's'!tr risk
ron to raise awareness oni
cing disaster risk, tre x-
perience and guide tlISDR


system. The first session of the
Global Platform,. \%crc the ACS
will be represented, will convene
from 5-7 June 2007 in Geneva.
Sw itzerland. For more inftorma
tion please \ isit
m w w .pre vc tIion web. ne /
Being prepared, including
conducting cross-sectoral risk
assessments. before investing in
development at all levels of so-
ciety will enable countries to
become more resilient to natu-
ral hazards. In this regard, rec-
ognition of disaster risk reduc-
tion and mitigation as cross-cut-

ling themes of sustainable deveIl-
opment planning is paramount.
As such. it is hoped that lIe
Conference will attract the par-
ticipation of Planning and iI-
nance Ministers, as well aus
those in charge to Civil Defence/
The way forward begins by
taking into account and harnie
ing existing iniliali\ es :il l0 inf
icriialionuial. iegoiail and
levels and. for the Greater ( al-
ib~, ':] c .\,, lation of Car-
ibbean States is uniquely poised
to pro\ ide a lulic-added framte-
\\ ork for these discussions.
S Il JIapan 18- 22 Januait
(Mr. Luis Carpio is the Di-
IlectIoIr of TrilisptoiI ;.iid Natu-
tal Disasters of the Association
of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are
not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedbacl,
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Calling the BMD bluff

VLADIMIR Putin is defi-
nitely a player, and the pro-
1posal that the Russian presi-
dent sprang on George W.
Bush at the G8 meeting in
Germany on Thursday was a
classic political ambush. You
claim to be putting intercep-
tor missiles and X-band ra-
dars into Eastern Europe to
intercept nuclear-tipped,
long-range missiles coming
out of Iran, said Putin to
So why don't you make our
radar station in Azerbaijan,
which overlooks all of Iran from
its perch high in the Caucasus
mountains, part of the system'?
'he Bush administration
has nu intention of letting Rus-
sia share in its beloved Ballistic
Missile Defence system (aka
-Son of Star Wars"), nor does
Rusia believe that the system
is either necessary or functional,
bul Putin's negotiating ploy
wa brilliant. If Iran had either
nuclear weapons or long-range
ballistic missiles (which it
doesn't), and if the United
States had the technological ca-
pability to intercept such mis-

siles (which it doesn't). then ac-
cess to a Russian radar station
in the mountains north of Iran
would be exactly what Wash-
ington wanted.
"Let's let our experts have
a look at it," said President
Bush about Putin's "interesting
proposal." and that's the last
that anybody will hear about
that, but it did give Putin the
opportunity to show that the
new US bases in Eastern Eu-
rope are not about what Wash-
ington says they are about. So
what ARE they about'?
That is a lot harder to an-
swer, because the whole BMD
boondoggle is a weapons sys-
tem in search of a threat.
Twenty-five years ago, when
the Blessed Ronald Reagan first
proposed the "Star Wars" sys-
tem, it was going to shoot down
thousands of Soviet warheads
with directed energy beams, just
like in the movies. Very cool.
But now there is no Soviet
Union, and the only BMD tech-
nology that actually exists is
clunky missiles that occasion-
ally manage to shoot down other
missiles, but mostly miss or

just don't launch.
Time to move on, you
might think, but Reagan is a Re-
publican saint, and George W.
Bush had promised to roll out

some BMD system when he
became president. Besides, there
are several hundred thousand
jobs in the US military and de-
fence industry that depend di-
rectly or indirectly on BMD.
So the system was unstoppable.

even if it didn't work. and in
2002 the Bush administration
tore up the Anti-Ballistic Mis-
sile treaty in order to be free to
deploy it.
The next question was
where to put it. The first
choices were Alaska and Cali-
fornia, in order to intercept the
intercontinental ballistic mis-
siles that North Korea doesn't
have. Next on the agenda, obvi-
ously. was stopping the non-ex-
istent Iranian missiles, which re-
quired US radars and intercep-
tor missile bases in Eastern Eu-
rope. The Polish and Czech
governments eagerly volun-
teered to host them. not because
they believe in a threat from Iran
(they don't), but because they
don't like Russia and badly' want
American bases of some sort on
their soil.
Interestingly. a majority of
Poles and over two-thirds of
Czechs don't want the Ameri-
can bases, perhaps because they
realise that the bases will just
annoy the Russians without
providing any real protection.
But if all this is just meaning-
less military nonsense serving a

Technology andt glbaiAsaioii

By Ron Cheong

ploded in the span of a single
iPods. Velcro. cell phones,
genetic engineering, jet planes,
nuclear generators. cruise mis-
siles. GPS. TV's. organ trans-
plants. personal computers.
DVD's. photocopiers, sky-
scrapers, miracle drugs. the
internet, nanotechnologies, har-
vesters, deep sea oil rigs, space
shuttles, the Hubble telescope.
;,!ollites these are some of the
new technologies !'i;'t .. id
only have appeared during the
last fificen minutes. if known
civiization was placed on ai
tvenly-four hour clock.
The world has gone from
the horse and buggy to the jet
age and beyond in the blink of
an IyCe.
The benefits of this explo-
sion have been unprecedented.
There have been improvements
in the food supply, health and
sanitation, transportation,
knowledge, communications and
many other areas. At no other
lime in our history has man had
a more dazzling array of gadgets
at his disposal.
But this it has not been
without its downsides.
For one thing, technology
has developed so rapidly that
the weak link maVy now be hu-
man capacity and endurance.
The challenge for air forces, for
example, is no longer ho\\ to
make planes go faster, or turn
tighter or even deliver more
weapon ." s";tem The ill;li-.
i ii ii O ; th' Ite ability of the
hl'n>mn hod\ to cope \hwi i the
g-"orces tlilt ilesc planes en-

Fitltrlslt had predicted that
ne\\ teculmology S would reduce
work and increase leisure tiie.
It he application of these
lisleau. .. n"'reased de-
echnotolgies led to .
nlfands or greater productive \.
COmlpanies operate arolind the
clock shifts. And Blackberries.
pagers anid cell phones, keep
t'trkers .' litii iillXtsli .il .l.'fhed
i' their itic- ,

While some new jobs have
been created, many others have
been eliminated as production
jobs are taken over by automa-
tion. This has led to huge dis-
locations. Many older workers
have had to try to retrain. Or,
they may have been put out to
pasture before they had planned
Chances are now slim. of
leaving school and going to work
for the local plant where you
could make a liveable wage for
the rest of your life. Workers
require greater skills and con-
tinuous training. Those that
cannot make ie !,!de are likely
to fall by the wayside. widen-
ing the income gap between
those who adapt well to the
new economy and those who
do not.
In the old world order, be-
lore globalization had picked up
pace. national governments
could be more proactive in pro-
tecting industries important to
the national interests and to the
employment and well being of
their citizens. They could gear
policies towards transitioning
dislocated workers and use sub-
sidies to support and encourage
key industries practices that
would now' be challenge by'
open market trading practices.
Since the fall of the Berlin
wall in 1989. globalization has
taken on new life. Borders have
been breaking down. capital
movement is faster. many coim-
panies are as powerful as small
countries, and the drive is on to-
wards lower production costs -
h nerever that may be found.
This has produced different
challenges for de\cloped and de-
;$'loping countries.
In developed countries.
there have been mega mergers
and a flight of jobs. There are
oncerns about more wealhll be-
ing accuLuilated in fewer hands
while the quality\ of life for the
working class erodes. And the
.. .. is. just how far should
quest ,,. "' lization be
the concepts of gi.,, er .
pursued. Talk of exver\hou
enefitinge on the Iont ruin .i ,'
i' l ; >'re t [i iC, en: "-.

bal economy rings hollow when
companies are raking in profits,
executive salaries skyrocket.
but there is little trickle down
to the lower rounds of the lad-
Lower wages. benefits and
health care costs in developing
countries are a pull for large
companies. They look to
outsource production or open
branch plants in those localities
where these benefits outweigh
the costs of bringing finished
goods to market as is the case
with fabric cut and sewn in Asia
then shipped back to markets in
North America.
Gilh!i telecommunications
have also allowed call ceniic !"
locate in developing countries.
They do telemarketing. debt col-
lection. and services customers
of businesses such as banks and
insurance companies. India of
all places has attracted manv of
these call centres. which coach
their employees on regional ac-
cents. As far as customers call-
ing in can tell, they are talking
to staff at a company's down-
town office rather that to a
contractor half way around the
Local workers are happy to
get these jobs which offer very
competitive wages compared to
local rates. And the jobs have a
multiplier effect in the economy.
Call centre employees with
mnitney in their pockets are able
to spend more on consumer
goods. stimulating local busi-
nlesses \which hire more staft
who now ha\e disposable in-
come. and so on.
But to get a share of global-
ization benefits. the developing
country has to prepare itself. It
must demonstrate stability and
put policies in place that attract
in\estme:n. Their power sup-
ply. telecommunications and
transportation must he reliable.
And there has to be a capable
and disciplined work force.
In this age of satellite com-
munication there must be some
benefit to C "yana's location
Seiiii., "r e\ ell it it 1 ju .i

1I. '. tiiu s:Call ce ,,

And being an English speaking
country could only help that
Though attracting
outsourcing and branch plants
may not be an end in itself, it
could be a stepping-stone that
helps Guyana establish its own
industries. To this point in time.
Guyana's exports have mainly
been raw materials like bauxite.
wood. and sugar which other
countries could make a better
mark-up on by processing into
a final product.
But as the saying goes.
you have to creep before you
can walk. And the benefits to
developing nations from glo-
balization may just be the
touch needed t ge. et the ball
rolling in Guyana's favour.

domestic American political
agenda, why does it annoy the
Russians at all?
It actually isn't the dysfunc-
tional American missiles that may
be installed in Eastern Europe to
stop a non-existent Iranian threat
that annoy the Russians. They are
just a useful stick to beat the Ameri-
cans with. It's everything else that
the United States and NATO have
done to the Russians over the past
ten years.
Shortly after he came into
office, Putin asked to join
NATO. The Cold War was sup-
posedly over. but Russia's re-
quest was rejected out of hand.
Instead NATO took in new
members all across Eastern Eu-
rope and even on the terri-
torv of the fonnrmer Soviet Union.
in the case of the Baltic Repub-
lics. After the Cold War. NATO
promised not to build new mili-
tary installations in former War-
saw Pact territory. but the new
bases are there in Romania and
Bulgaria, and now more are
planned in Poland and the Czech
In a word, arrogance. The
Russians don't count any more.
so we don't need to take their
interests into account any more.
or even consult with them.
Which is why, in Munich
last February, Putin talked
bluntly about the old days when
"there was an equilibrium and a
fear of mutual destruction. In
those days one party was afraid
to make an extra step without
consulting the others. This was
certainly a fragile peace and a
frightening one. but seen from

today\ ii seem reliable enough.
TodCa\ it seems i itha pce.iac i< inot
so reliable."
In N losco\\ ta ii \\eck. jist be-
fore Putin left for the GS nk-eeing.
a joumalist asked him: "W'h\ are
the Aminericans so obstinate alxbut
putting these plans for (ballistic
missile defences into practice. itfit
is so clear that the\ are unneces-
sawr ?
Putin replied: "Possibly
this is to push us to (retali-
ate in ways that would pre-
vent) further closeness of
Russia and Europe....l cannot
exclude this possibility." As
if US foreign policy under
President Bush has ever
been that subtle and sophis-
ticated. It's a good thing that
both Putin and Bush are leav-
ing office soon.
(** Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.)


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- President tells journalist

HEAD of State President
Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday,
following a briefing by offi-
cials of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation on ongoing in-
vestigations into an alleged
plot to blow up pipelines feed-
ing one of New York's busi-
est airports, told a Miami
Herald journalist that terror-
ism is alien to Guyana and
the Caribbean value.
President Jagdeo, during an
extensive interview on a gamut
of issues pertaining to the al-
leged plot, said, "I don't know
our people as being radical. It's
a strange thing for me. I don't
know of this racialism. It is
alien to our people. We don't
talk that way. We don't behave
that way. We criticise each
other. We have all kinds of in-
ternal problems, but we treat
foreign people wonderfully. I
can't understand us trying to
harm people abroad."
The Head of State said a
more symmetrical system of in-
formation-sharing between the
United States of America and
Guyana is necessitated.
"In several matters the US
needs to be much more sym-
metrical in sharing information.
They need to see the Region
and its Government as true
partners in this fight against ter-
rorism, because terrorism is
alien to the Caribbean value."
He said the remarks being
made as to why more informa-
tion was not channeled to the
Guyana Government on intelli-
gence gathered surrounding the
terror plot is not an issue for
"The very nature of under-
cover work requires that people
don't share everything at each
point in the game; even here in
Guyana when our people a7
underc.;7. i don't want a brief-
ing until they have a finding. So
this is why I am not worked up

about why they weren't shar-
ing this earlier. They have to un-
derstand the nature of under-
cover work. Sometimes you
have to keep your cards close
to your chest." he explained.
President Jagdeo indicated
that the need for more symmetri-
cal flows of information from
the US to Guyana was high-
lighted during the meeting with
the FBI officials at State House.
He conceded that local law
enforcement officials were
knowledgeable of the matter for
some time now.
The President was asked if
there are any known Jamaat or
radical groups operating in
Guyana to which he responded
in the negative.
"They may have contacts
with people, but to say there is
a broad-based conspiracy

(BBC News) G8 leaders meet-
ing in Germany have vowed
to deliver on pledges to Africa,
and agreed a US$60bn
(30bn) package for fighting
AIDS, malaria and TB.
Officials said half of that
amount would come from the
United States.
On the final day of their
summit, they repeated a com-
mitment made at the 2005
Gleneagles summit to double aid
for Africa by the end of the de-
But anti-poverty campaign-
ers expressed disappointment,
with Bob Geldof saying the out-
come was a "total farce".
The pledge followed n ,4a'
to seek "u.istantial" cuts in
greenhouse gas emissions in an
effort to tackle climate change.
US President George Bush
missed the first few hours of


against the US Government in
the Region. supported through
major groups. that is known, I
do not know of any such con-
The Head of State also
commented on the capacity or
expertise of the Guyanese fin-
gered in the alleged plot.
"A lot of people are saying

business on Friday, suffering
from a stomach complaint.
At the close of the summit.
the G8 issued a number of
statements on other topics, say-
It supported "further
measures" against Iran if Tehran
failed to stop its uranium en-
richment progranune
It would back further action
against Sudan if Khartoum failed
to support international efforts to
end the conflict in Darfur
North Korea should stop
testing nuclear-capable missiles
and abandon all nuclear
It hd i-alo 1to find a com-
mon position on the future sta-
tus of Kosovo
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Mr Bush announced last
month that the US would dedi-
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now that these guys may not
have the capacity or expertise to
do it. That may verv well be
true. I may even believe that.
but the mere fact that they dis-
cussed it and there is enough
from what I have seen and heard
coming out from the surveillance
that they discussed this plot
and that's breaking the law:
that's plotting to harm innocent
people. Therefore, we are going
to co-operate with the US Gov-
ernment on that aspect of it be-
cause they broke the law and
there was a conspiracy, frankly
speaking. But their capacity to
do it. I too, question."
Commenting further on any
Al Qaeda cells functioning in
Guyana. the Head of State re-
sponded: "I am not aware that
there are radical Al Qaeda cells
here. We don't have any intel-
ligence to that effect ... In 2005
the Director of the FBI came to
the Region and he said in

Aids, and diplomats confirmed
that would make up half of the
funding announced on Friday.
The BBC's James Robbins,
who is at the summit, says the
pledge follows
acknowledgement that the G8
members had not met their 2005
They have now agreed to a
declaration stressing their firm
resolve to implement those
commitments, and to keep Af-
rica at the top of the agenda in
Japan next year.
Specifically. after much wran-
gling. the eight aered 'c iake up
'i S0UOm shortfall in this year's
spending for education in Africa,
our correspondent says.
But anti-poverty campaign-
ers were unimpressed by the
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was a total farce... I won't have

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Trinidad and Tobago that there
are no terrorist cells in the Car-
ibbean. persons of interest. biut
no terrorist cells."
President Jagdeo elaborated
more on the closed-door meet-
ing x\ ith him, FBI officials and
the US Ambassador to Guyana
Da\ id Robinson.
"I don't know whether we\
\want to broad brush the whole
Region in this way and when I
met with the FBI agents earlier.
I said exactly that. That I hope
this does not trigger paranoia in
the US Government agencies
which would lead to the target-
ing and profiling of people from
our region and causing problems
for them."
The President explained
that 99.9 percent of Guyana's
Muslim community believes in
the Koran. He further com-
mented that it was indicated to
him by these very Muslims that
the Koran has no place frr ex-

it spun as anything else except
a farce," Bob Geldof said.
He added that instead of re-
committing to the promises made
two years ago, the G8 leaders
had to get serious and deliver.
But he praised UK Prime
Minister Tony Blair for pursu-
ing the anti-poverty campaign
"to the point of exhaustion".
Oxfam said only $3bn of
the money was new.
UK development agency
Tearfund said there was nothing
in the G8 communique which
could benefit f.rzd ii Africa, and
the key issues of water and sani-
tation were not mentioned at all.
The AIDS package was also
criticised as inadequate.
"While lives will be saved
with more money for Aids, this
represents a cap on ambition
that will ultimately cost millions
more lives." said Steve
Cockburn of the Stop Aids
Mr Blair said "immense
progress" had bccn made in
Germany. He said the G8 had
reasserted the Gleneagles goals.
"but the important thing is we


tremism and killing innocent
He said the level of religious
tolerance in Guyana among vari-
ous groups is unbelie\ able.
"You can walk down a
single street and \-ou can see a
Temple. Mosque and Church
next to each other and people
\worshipping. Our Muslim
community condemns this act
so I am not going to let the ac
tion of one or two indi\ idual
laint tlie Muslim conmiunnit in
illmy country or Region. Presi-
dent Jagdeo emphasized.
The Head of Sital
emphasised his call for incraci>d
US assistance in the fight agailtj
terrorism. drug trafficking, art
trade in small arms, among olhd,
serious security issues.
The Head of State was
also interviewed on the issue
by Garfield Burford, Host of
Direct CVM Television Lim-

have set out how we are going
to do them".
Most campaigners acknowl-
edge that some progress has
been made since Gleneagles.
Writing off the debt of 18
African nations has allowed
Zambia, for instance, to expand
free healthcare in rural areas.
But other commitments -
like a sustained boost to aid, and
the pledge to work towards a
free trade deal that would re-
move tariffs on African exports
to d.ev.!pp, Countries have
still not materialised.
Nigeria's newly elected
President Umaru Yar'Adua, one
of six African leaders attending
the summit on Friday, told BBC
News he would be seeking bet-
ter trade deals for Africa and in-
creased efforts to resolve the cri-
sis in Darfur.
Thursday saw leaders
agree a climate change deal.
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel said the G8 would ne-
gotiate within a UN frame-
work to seek a replacement
for the Kvoto Protocol by the
end of 2009.

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Is Prince Philip an island god?

By Nick Squires
BBC News, Vanuatu

Britain's Duke of Edinburgh
may be planning a quiet
birthday celebration at home
this weekend, but there will
be feasting and flag-waving in
an isolated jungle village in
the South Pacific nation of
Vanuatu, where he is wor-
shipped as a god.
The Land Cruiser ground
up the rough dirt track, pitch-
ing and rolling like a boat. The
trail was so severely eroded
that it was more like a river
bed, with miniature canyons
gouged out by the monsoon
I had been drawn to this
poor excuse for a road by a
story so unlikely that it sounded
barely credible.
It was one I had wanted to
investigate for years.
Legend had it that there was
,clutch of villages on the island
.f Tanna in Vanuatu which as
bizarre as it may seem wor-
shipped Prince Philip as a god.
How and why they had
chosen the Duke of Edinburgh,
I had no idea. I fully expected
the story to be either false, or
wildly exaggerated.
Distant adoration
After an hour's drive we
pulled into a jungle clearing
shaded by giant banyan trees.
A short walk led to the vil-
lage of Yaohnancn, a collection
of sagging thatched huts. banana
trees and snotty-nosed little
With the help of my driver-
cum-interpreter. Lui. I was in-
troduced to the chief of the vil-
lage. Jack Naiva was a bright-
eyed old man of about 80. with
grey hair and a faded sarong
wrapped around his wiry body.
I felt deeply foolish telling
him I had come to his village to
ask if he worshipped the
Queen's husband.
I wondered if it was all
some sort of elaborate joke.
But the look on Chief
Jack's face told me it was not.
He dispatched one of the villag-
ers and a few minutes later the
man returned from a hut with

three framed pictures.
They were all official por-
traits of the Prince.
The first. in black and
white, looked like it was taken
in the early 1960s.
The second was dated 1980
and showed the Prince holding
a traditional pig-killing club a
present from the islanders.
The most recent was from
seven years ago.
They had all been sent from
London with the discreet per-
mission of Prince Philip, who is
apparently well aware that he is
the subject of such distant ado-

Ancient legend
Chief Jack squatted on the
ground as he told me how the
Prince Philip cult had come
It seems that it emerged
some time in the 1960s, when
Vanuatu was an Anglo-French
colony known as the New
For centuries, perhaps mil-
lennia, villagers had believed in
an ancient story about the son
of a mountain spirit venturing
across the seas to look for a
powerful woman to marry.
They believed that unlike
them, this spirit had pale skin.
Somehow the legend gradu-
ally became associated with
Prince Philip, who had indeed
married a rich and powerful
Villagers would have seen
his portrait and that of the
Queen in government outposts
and police stations run by Brit-
ish colonial officials.
Their beliefs were bolstered
in 1974, when the Queen and
Prince Philip made an official
visit to the New Hebrides. Here
was their ancestral spirit, re-
splendent in a white naval of-
ficers' uniform, come back to
show off his bride.
"He's a god. not a man," the
chief told me emphatically,
pointing at the portraits.

Response to colonialism
None of the cult followers
can read or write.
Prince Philip gave permis-

sion for portraits to be sent
from London
They told me somewhat
amazingly that it was only
this year that they learnt the
date of the Prince's birthday -
10 June.
As Philip turns 86 and they
are planning to mark the occa-
sion with a feast and ceremonial
drinking of kava, an intoxicating
brew made from the roots of a
pepper tree which makes your
mouth go numb.
They have even acquired a

large Union flag which they are
going to run up a bamboo flag
It is easy to see all this as
so much South Seas mumbo
But that would be a grave
mistake, anthropologists told
Millennial movements like
this were a highly sophisti-
cated response by islanders in
the South Pacific to the arrival
of colonialism and Christian-

By combining the funda-
mentals of their ancient beliefs
with new elements gleaned from
their contact with the West,
they were able to preserve their
There is. of course, a deli-
cious irony in all this.
Prince Philip. after all. is
a man who has a reputation
for making politically incor-
rect gaffes, often about for-
He once advised British
students not to stay too long in

China for fear of becoming
And he asked a group of
stunned aborigines if they still
threw spears at each other.
The villagers of Tanna may
live a life far removed from the
splendour of Buckingham Pal-
ace and Balmoral in far away
Britain. But they are as firm in
their beliefs as Prince Philip is
in his.
I suspect that if they were
ever to meet. they would get
along rather well.

Prince Philip ordered portraits sent from London.

12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 10. 2007

Wife who killed pastor husband may serve 60 days

SELMER, Tennessee (CNN)
- A woman who killed her
preacher husband with a
shotgun blast to the back as
he lay in bed was sentenced
Friday to three years in
prison, but she may end up
serving only 60 days in a
mental hospital. .
Mary Winkler must serve
210 days, or about seven
months, of her sentence before
she can be released on proba-
tion, but she gets credit for the
five months she has already

spent in jail. Judge Weber
McCraw said.
That leaves only two
months, and McCraw said up
to 60 days of the sentence could
be served in a facility where she
could receive mental health
treatment. That means Winkler
may not serve any significant
time in prison.
Winkler, 33. was convicted
of voluntary manslaughter in
April and could have received
up to six years for killing her
husband. Matthew. in the par-

sonage where the family lived
in March 2006.
At her trial she testified she
was physically and emotionally
abused by her husband, but at
her sentencing hearing Friday
she said, "I think of Matthew
every day. and I'll always miss
him and love him."
She pleaded to the judge for
leniency, and asked to be re-
united with her three daughters,
who are now in the custody of
Matthew Winkler's parents.
The judge denied Winkler's re-

quest for full probation or judi-
cial diversion, which would have
eventually cleared her record of
the conviction.
Prosecutors had sought a
murder conviction against Mary
Winkler. who they alleged had
been trying to keep her husband
from learning about a check-kit-
ing scheme. They claimed she
had become caught up in a
swindle known as the "Nigerian
scam," which promises riches to
victims who send money to
cover the processing expenses.

Winkler, however, testified
during her trial that her husband
hit and kicked her, forced her to
look at pornography and de-
manded sex she considered un-
natural. Jurors were shown a
pair of tall, platform shoes and
a black wig Winkler said she was
pressured to wear during sex.
Matthew Winkler's family
said at the sentencing hearing
that Mary Winkler's allegations
amounted to a second attack on
her husband, a popular 31 -year-
old preacher at the Fourth
Street Church of Christ in
"The monster that you have
painted for the world to see? I
don't think that monster ex-
isted." said Matthew Winkler's
mother, Diane Winkler.
When Mary Winkler took
the stand, she turned to her
husband's family and told them
she was "so sorry this has hap-
pened." She said she understood

they were angry with her and
that she prayed every night for
them to have peace.
Mary Winkler was arrested
a day after shooting her hus-
band. She was found 340 miles
away on the Alabama coast,
driving the family minivan with
her daughters inside.
Diane Winkler testified that
the girls, ages 9. 7 and 2. were
having nightmares about people
with guns breaking into their
"You've never told your
girls you're sorry. Don't you
think you at least owe them
that?" she asked.
Mary Winkler's sister.
Tabitha Freeman. asked the
judge to give her a chance to be
reunited with her children., and
called her "the best example of
a good person I can think of."
"She just needs tIhem.
She's not complete without
them," Freeman said.

Bush urges

senators to

try again on


WASHINGTON ( CNN) President Bush, calling the
nation's current immigration situation unacceptable, urged
senators to try again to pass legislation that he described
as imperfect but the best option available.
In his weekly Saturday radio address, Bush said the bill
would not grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, that they would
have to pay fines and take other steps to get on a path to legal
status and possibly citizenship.
"Securing the border and upholding family values are not
partisan concerns," the president said. "They must be addressed,
and this bill is the best way to do it."
Bush recorded his address Friday in Germany where he was
attending a summit with other world leaders.
The White House and a bipartisan group of senators drafted
the wide-ranging bill, but they could not overcome steady at-
tacks from the left and right during weeks of Senate wrangling.
When the Senate failed Thursday to end debate and schedule a
vote, Democratic leaders set the bill aside with no promise of
reviving it.
In his radio address, Bush acknowledged mistakes in han-
dling immigration and pledged to improve the bill as it moves
through Congress.
"Today, illegal immigration is supported by criminal enter-
prises dedicated to document forgery, human trafficking, and
labor exploitation," he said. "This is unacceptable, and we need
to fix it in a way that honors our finest traditions."
He said the bill "puts border security first, establishes a
temporary worker program to meet the legitimate needs of our
growing economy, sets up a mandatory system for verifying
employment eligibility, and resolves the status of the estimated
12 million people who are here illegally."
Conceding that a 1986 immigration overhaul largely failed,
the president said his administration "is determined to learn from
the mistakes of the past decades." The bill would double the
number of Border Patrol agents, he said. build more border
fences and employ infrared sensors and unmanned aircraft to
detect illegal border-crossers.
"Unlike the 1986 law, this bill gives honest employers the
tools they need to ensure that they are hiring legal workers,"
Bush said. including "a tamper-resistant identity card." Busi-
nesses that "knowingly hire illegal aliens will be punished," he
Addressing the word that has rallied the bill's opponents,
the president said: "Amnesty is forgiveness with no penalty
for people who have broken our laws to get here." The bill, he
said. "requires illegal workers to pay a fine, register with the
government, undergo background checks, pay their back taxes,
and hold a steady job."
If those immigrants eventually want a green card for
permanent residence, he said. they will have to pay an-
other fine, learn English "and return to their home coun-
try so they can apply from there."

SUNDAY CHfROMIE June 10, 2007 13

Printing books online: an

author you can't refuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) -
Lawrence Durrell and Henry
Miller are among the world's
most respected authors, but
for a while they had a hard
time finding a publisher.
Rather than seek a main-
stream outlet for racy novels
such as "The Black Book" and
"Tropic of Cancer," they used
the Obelisk Press, a French
publishing house started by Jack
Kahane to print his own novel.
That was the 1930s. Now,
a young Henry Miller could use
new Internet companies like, i-Universe,
or Xlibris to print his book - even sell it through their
oiline stores.
Gwen Fuller used Blurb
( to publish her
book, "Do Mallet the Suitcase,"
a collection of spam e-mail ar-
ranged as haiku.
Among them: "Dude, get all
U need/And dragonhead by
reckon/She will love you more,"
and "Just what all men need/
C'Mon Baby, Light My Fire/
Chat and meet women."
Avoiding traditional pub-
lishing was a plus for Fuller, 48,
a life coach in Menlo Park, Cali-
"There was a process that
I was sort of unwilling to get
engaged in when there was
something that could so imme-
diately deliver a quality book,"
she said.
Blurb requires customers to
download its software, which
then lets them lay out text and
photos. Then they send the
specifications to the company,
which prints the books in either
hardcover Rates start at $18.95
for one small softcover. Bulk-
order discounts start at 10 cop-
ies, company founder Eileen
Gittnins said.
"If you order 10 copies,
you get a 10 percent discount,
100 copies you get a 15 percent

discount," she said. "Over 200,
we encourage you to give us a
Blurb also allows authors to
sell their works on its in-house
bookstore, printing copies as
new orders come in, and to
charge a markup so they can
make a profit. The company
sends out a check every time an
author earns $25 or more.

Many people use Blurb for
personal projects as well.
Michelle Flaherty and her hus-
band Peter received a book made
by their daughters with photos
of Haunted Acre Woods, the
large-scale Halloween display
they mount each year at their
home in East Falmouth, Massa-
"It was the first Christmas
gift in I don't know how many
years that actually made me
cry," she said. "It was so origi-
nal, so different."
While a budding novelist
could use Blurb, the company
specializes in photo layouts
with glossy paper and the look
of a "coffee-table" book.
Some writers looking to
print more literary works are
visiting Lulu (
Lulu, founded by Bob
Young, co-founder of software
company Red Hat Inc., allows
customers to publish school
yearbooks, artwork, calendars
and many other things but
especially books. Lulu recoups
expenses and takes a 20 percent
cut of the profit on a book sale.
Mark Wilkerson's biogra-
phy of Who guitarist and writer
Pete Townshend has led him to
the brink of a deal with a con-
ventional publisher in Europe.
Wilkerson, 37, is an aircraft
maintenance planner for UPS,
and lives in Prospect, Ken-
tucky about as far away

iCairo campus veil

A ban struck down
I A court in Egypt has ruled that the American University of
Cairo cannot ban women from wearing the niqab the full
Islamic face covering on campus.
The ruling comes after a lengthy legal battle between the uni-
versit\ and a female student. who \vas told she had to remove
the niqab for security reason.
Supporters of the niqahl grecild thei ruling as a s ictorv for
Bill officials at the uni\ers it\ ha\c said it indicates a drift
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Les and convictions of our students." the .-\L:C said.
The ruling does leil he uniersity place sonie restrictions on
file niqah, court sources told Reuiers news agency. Female stu-
dents could be required to show their faces to1 ecuriiN tiard at
unik crsit\ entrances. "
Ms Zainy. who was a doctoral student at the Islamic Al-
Azhlar Universiti. sued the At C in 2001 after it banned her
from entering its librarN hearing the niqab.

from the mainstream publishing
world as it gets.
Publishers that he pitched re-
jected him or asked him why he
was qualified to write his book,
the 618-page "Amazing Journey:
The Life of Pete Townshend."
"Lulu has been fabulous for
me, because what else would I

have done?" he said. "I was
completely ignorant of the many
facets of the publishing indus-
Wilkerson sent his book to
reviewers, and received positive
notices in The Rocky Mountain
News, the Chicago Sun-Times
and influential music magazine

MOJO. The book came to
Townshend's attention, and the
legendary musician tentatively
committed to writing a fore-
word to the next edition.
Wilkerson said.
Blurb and Lulu are not the
only self-publishing options on
the Internet. Xlibris

( is a self-pub-
lishing company that works in
a partnership with Random
House's investment unit, and
iUniverse (
offers similar services.
Both offer more services.
with packages from about $300
all the way up to nearly
Blurb and Lulu are better
for enthusiasts, said Scott
Flora, executive director of the
Small Publishers Association of
North America.
"If there are people who
love to write and they want to
see their book in print, this
is a good option," he said.


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violent, study says

STOCKTON, California
(CNN)) Courts have seen
the number of sex offense
cases involving juvenile of-
fenders rise dramatically in
recent years, a review of na-
tional statistics found, and
treatment professionals say
the offenders are getting
younger and the crimes more
Some psychologists blame
the increase'in numbers 40
percent over two decades on
a society saltrated with sex and
violcince and Ihe f1act thai nian\
of tlhe' ucculed \T re i h'IIIc lveC s
MNl t ill!'

lto ll i, ll H' ,,l ; i I -
ati in sugg est \\ thole
stlltools full of sexual predators
... but we're seeing more of it
and more sexually aggressive
acts," said Scott Poland, past
president of the National Asso-
ciation of School Psychologists.
"H low do these kids even know
about this'? It's permeated
throughout our society."
Robert Prenlky, a psycholo-
gist and nationally renowned ex-
pert on sex offenders in
Bridgewater, Massachusetts,
thinks the statistics are mislead-
"There aren't more kids,
there are more laws," he said.
"We now have fairly draconian
laws with very harsh sanctions
that apply to juveniles."
The number of children un-

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Large doses of vitamin D may
reduce the risk of cancer, ac-
cording to a four-year U.S.
study published on Friday in-
volving nearly 1,200 women
over the age of 55 in rural

der 18 accused of forcible rape.
violent and nonviolent sex of-
fenses rose from 24.100 in 1985
to 33.800 in 2004. the AP's
analysis found. Violent offenses
include attempted rape and
sexual assault. while nonviolent
offenses including fondling.
statutory rape and prostitution.
By comparison, rape and
sexual assaults by adults de-
creased more than 56 percent
from 1993 to 2004. Comparable
statistics were unavailable be-
fore 1993.
The AP anal/ zed state and
federal crime slatisiics. as weCll
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in slatisical and policy re-
search: and The Safer Society
Foundation Inc., a Vermont
nonprofit that works to )prevent
sexual abuse.
Sharon Araji. an Alaska
psychologist who took one of
the first broad looks at the
problem in her book "Sexually
Aggressive Children," thinks the
number of child-on-child sex
crimes is actually even higher
than the statistics indicate.
Only 28 percent of all vio-
lent sexual assaults are reported
to police, according to a 1999
National Crime Victimization
Survey. And cases of incest be-
tween siblings are widely
thought to be underreported and
may drive the numbers even
higher, Araji says.

Women who took calcium
and a dose of vitamin D almost
three times the U.S. government's
recommended daily intake for
middle-aged adults saw a 60 per-
cent lower incidence of all cancers
than women not taking Ihe svita-
min. the study found.

"The whole society is not
yet up on this problem," Arati
said. "These kids, on the ex-
treme end. if nothing is done to
catch them, they're going to be-
come our adult offenders of to-
Studies show that half of
sex offenders began their sextu-
ally abusive behavior as juve-
Large increase in treatment
The rise in juvenile sex of-
fenders has spawned hundreds
of ne\\ treatlilent facilities for
children as souin. e ,is 5.
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The Safer Socicty lFoundation.
However r. Franklin Zimring,
a juvenile justice expert at the
University of California, Berke-
ley. thinks many children are
unnecessarily treated as sex of-
fenders. True pedophiles are ex-
tremely rare among young
people, he says.
"As long as the public tem-
perature is up. you're going to
get more referrals from the
courts for treatment." he said.
"If you don't want to lock a kid
up. treatment is a politically
safe outcome."
Many experts agree that
while some amount of sexual ex-
ploration by young people is
healthy, a line is crossed when

The study. conducted by
researchers at the Creighton
University School of Medicine
in Omaha. Nebraska, was pub-
lished in the American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition.
Joan Lappe. a Creighton pro-
fessor of medicine who led the

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Recent incidents include the
cases of tws o 13-year-old bo\s
in Omaha. Nebraka, who were
accused in January of \ ideotap-
ing their assault on two 5-vear-
old girls and a 3-year-old boy.
and of an 8-year-old Buffalo.
New York. boy accused of as-
saulting a 6-year-old bov after
lie saw a prison rape scene in
an R-rated movie.

High incidence in less
populous states
In Alaska. law ver Dennis
Maloney calls it IIan pidemnic.
liti t;it hein, one ol

;ic i l;,. uL ld io. Nt L titln o lsit.
Monitna.t. N\Vw ltamijpshire andi
VeCI noiot. according to the Safer
Society lFoundation.
Maloney represents the
family of a 6-year-old boy
raped by a fellow kindergartner.
"He said. 'Please. I'll be your
best friend."' the alleged victim
said, according to a transcript of
an interview with a police of-
Experts say certain trends
emerge among the cases of chil-
dren charged with sex crimes
against other children.
Many estimates range
from 40 percent to 80 percent
- were molested themselves.
And 42 percent have been ex-
posed to hardcore pornography.
the Office of Juvenile Justice
and Delinquency Prevention, an

study. said vitamin D may be an
effective way to guard against
cancer but many people world-
wide do not get enough of it.
"I'm really very excited be-
cause I think the vitamin D de-
ficiency issue is a major healhh
concerIn that we need to ad-
dress. and perhaps this will
bring it to the forefront." Lappe
said in a telephone interview.
Lappe said additional re-
search is needed to figure out
whether the protective effect
seen in the older white women
also applied to men. younger
women and other ethnic groups.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety reacted cautiously. calling it
a small study. OnlI 50 of the
1.179 women de\ eloped cancer.
making broad conclusions diffi-
cult. said Dr. Michael Thun.
\\ ho heads epidemiological re-
search for the society.
Thun said another \weakness
was that the researchers iniitiallf
did not sci uin :N \.imineC the
Cl'icct o' \ ilniiii )n I n iancCr.
bit I n bone hcilih in poi sl-

"'The results are pro\ oca-
ti\e" but not sufficient for the
society to recommend people
take vitamin D supplements
to ward off cancer. Thun said
tin --telephlle interview.

arm of the U.S. Department of
Justice, said in a 2001 report.
Psychologists prefer to re-
for to juveniles charged with sex
crimes as "sexually aggressive
children." rather than as sex of-
Psychologist Heather

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Bowl Ids. who runs a sex of-
fender treatment program within
California's Department of Ju-
venile Justice, says sexually ag-
gressive children often hai\e a
skewed sense of sexuality in
\ which force or violence becomes
"Sonime kids see it .as how
youl sho\\ affection., ho\\ you
eet your needs met., she said.
"'If you're a kid watching your
father rape your mother ... if I
feel like I want it. I can get it.
no matter w\\hat."
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ciated Press. All rights
reserved.This material may
not be published, broadcast.
rewritten, or redistributed.

A nude cyclist in Piccadilly Circus in London.

Cyclists peel off

clothes to push


promote pumps

LONDON, England (Reuters) Hundreds of naked cy-
clists, some sporting strategically-placed body paint, toured
the streets of London and other cities around the world
yesterday to protest oil dependency and the car culture.
Traffic came to a standstill and onlookers gaped or took
photographs as the bare cyclists streamed past London's land-
marks, blowing whistles and waving flags saying "Rights for
Cyclists in Paris, France; Madrid. Spain: and Vancouver.
British Columbia, among other cities, joined in what was ihe
fourth annual world naked bike ride.
More modest cyclists wore shorts, bikinis or strips of aipc.
"We shouldn't be so dependent on oil," said Bogdan
Potrowski. a 36-year-old Polish electrician, wearing just a baseball
"We also want to show everyone how defenseless we are
on the roads." he added after completing the route past London's
prime tourist sites including the Houses of Parliament and
Downing Street.
Tom Whelchan. 40. said the protest had numerous obicc-
tives: to urge more people to ride bikes, to highlight the vulner-
ability of cyclists and to celebrate the human body in all its
shapes and sizes.
"We're trying to find the simplest, safest and most natural
way to make our point." said Whelhan. a teacher.
lie said cycling naked was reasonably comfortable but added
that some of London's cobbled streets had proved a challenge.
Others were juts there for fun or to bemoan the difficulties
of bcing a bike owner in big cities.
Rebecca ('rait 2( N, s ltid nl nmidw\\ife \\ ilh ried hand prinis
painted on her breasts. said she hatd bIcn motivated I join the
ride after the front tire of her bicycle was ,stolen.
"Everyone does it for different reasons.' she said. pominng
t, th mitessace drawn on iher bare back. "Give me m, lsheel
Oreantiers of the London ride said about 850 people had
taken part last year and they had hoped for more than 1.000
on Saturday. helped by sunny weather.
French television said around 400 cyclists attended the ride
in Paris. Police arrived quickly on the scene. putting an end to
the rally and telling riders to put their clothes on.
Police said five people were arrested for "sexual exhi-
bition" after the rally., which ended near the Opera build-
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The Fever' burns

indignantly over life's

many injustices

Sometimes a name is all it
takes. Viewers will tune in to
see HBO's The Fever
Wednesday, June 13, because
Vanessa Redgrave ('Julia')
stars. Redgrave is such a glo-
rious actress, many of us
would see her name and plan
to watch her in anything.
Yet before tuning in, people
should know what awaits them.
Co-written and directed by
her son. Carlo Nero. The Fever
is an odd. artsy film that's a dia-
tribe on the hideously uneven
distribution of wealth in society.
The movie, based on Wallace
Shawn's play, focuses on a cul-
tured European (Redgrave), who
has a lovely home and attends
concerts, the ballet and galleries.
She is beautiful, well dressed
and comfortable.
Her character is never
named, so she is every woman.
Though her home shots were
done in London, all that is clear
is that she's a sophisticated
woman who appreciates the
fine arts. She could be in any
city. She has an office, but her
career is never identified.
In essence, she is all of us,
and by not naming her, her city
or her livelihood, we are sup-
posed to relate to her that much
more easily.
Waiting at a bus stop one
day, she meets a friendly
woman whose earrings she ad-
mires. The earrings are from an
impoverished country, and as
the younger woman boards the
bus, she presses the jewellery
into Redgrave's hands.
Soon, Redgrave decides to
visit this war-tom country. And
it is there, in a probably once
lovely, now somewhat dilapi-
dated hotel, that the movie un-
folds. Much of it takes place in

A survey of more than 1,000
men in India has concluded
that condoms made according
to international sizes are too
large for a majority of Indian
The study found that more
than half of the men measured
had penises that were shorter
than international standards for
It has led to a call for condoms
of mixed sizes to be made more
widely available in India.
The two-year study was
carried out by the Indian Coun-
cil of Medical Research.
Over 1,200 volunteers from
the length and breadth of the
country had their penises mea-
sured precisely. down to the last
The scientists even checked
their sample was representative
of fidiaas a wbole in terms of
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the bathroom, as Redgrave's
character becomes quite ill.
Through this night, during
which she has a fever hence
the title she examines her life.
It is not a bad life. Rather,
many people would be happy
to live it. It does, though, beg
the question of whether being
healthy, loved, educated and
employed is enough. Is it
enough when babies starve and
education is but an unrealised
dream for millions?
As she examines her life in
flashbacks, her childhood is rep-
resented in animation, while
other stages of her life are seen
in re-enactments. Sometimes she
speaks directly to the camera.
The mix of styles gives this
an art-house cinema feel.
Through it all, Redgrave is
never anything short of brilliant.
The film, however, should come
with a sledgehammer with which
to hit the audience over the head,
its intentions are that obvious..
This is a film that deeply
wants its audience to react.
"I hope they will be think-
ing we are all in on this and
whatever our circumstances, we
can help," Redgrave says.
"People are not sure what they
can do to help. They are human
beings. They think if they can
help, they would."
The star and director, inde-
pendently, say the film ideally
will encourage people to act.
Brief appearances by Angelina
Jolie, as a woman with a sad life,
and Michael Moore, as a jour-
nalist, are sliced into the film.
If nothing else, this film is
a labour of love that took Nero
six years to make. Redgrave had
performed the play to a 90-seat
theatre in London; and Shawn

had also performed it, of course
playing the lead as a man. The
main message, though, that the
world is in desperate need of
help, remains the same.
Personal journey
"Through this woman's
very personal journey, I hope
perhaps they see a little bit of
themselves whether they be like
her middle-aged, white, West-
ern consumers enjoying all the
comforts this system has to of-
fer, and often at the expense of
millions of other people around
the world," Nero says. "If it
creates a little more awareness
of our connectiveness to so
many other people, then that
would be a great thing. And how
people respond to that, I don't
"I do hope it provokes
some people to re-evaluate their
lives. This woman in the film
thought she was a very decent
person, and for all intents and
purposes, she is. Who she is has
repercussions and dark conse-
quences for so many other
As the woman reflects on
her life, she recalls how, as a
child, she was told to not play
onthe other side of the tracks,
where the poor live, setting the
scene early for the division be-
tween good (rich) and bad
As a younger woman, in a
flashback, she's played by
Joely Richardson, Red-grave's
daughter and.Nero's half sister.
Nero, who refers to his
mother as Vanessa, says it was
a grand experience directing one
iof the world's most renowned
"It was wonderful to be
able to direct her," Nero says.
"Especially in a piece like this,

she gives herself truly, utterly
and unconditionally to the role.
As a director and her son, it is
a gift. I knew she cared so much
about this piece and its success.
I felt we could explore it in
many ways. It was a close col-
laboration and filled with mutual
"It was an honour to see
her prepare her role. She came
to the project with an incred-
ible sense of who this woman
is and what her role in the
world Nwas. You could see
minute by minute how she was
changing,. evolving. She didn't
come in with a kind of smug-
ness about who this character
is; she was willing to embark
on this journey. From a degree
of innocence in the beginning
and self-awareness, and self-
discovery by the end, her level
of perspicuity in the role and
preparing for it was a lesson
for anyone. She has such dis-

The conclusion of all this
scientific endeavour is that
about 60% of Indian men have
penises which are between three
and five centimetres shorter
than international standards
used in condom manufacture.
Doctor Chander Puri, a spe-
cialist in reproductive health at the
Indian Council of Medical Re-
search, told the BBC there was an
obvious need in India for custom-
made condoms, as most of those
currently on sale ate too large.
The issue is serious because
about one in every five times a
condom is used in India it either
falls off or tears; an extremely
high failure rate.
And the CGu.i!try already
has the highest number of HIV
infections of any nation.
Mr Puri said that since In-
dians would be embarrassed
about goiag t;a chemit o ask
f*r smaller Ledons here
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pensing different sizes all
around the country,
"Smaller condoms are on
sale in India. But there is a lack
of awareness that different
sizes are available. There is
anxiety talking about the issue.
And normally one feels shy to
go to a chemist's shop and ask
for a smaller size condom."
But Indian men need not
be concerned about measuring
up internationally according to
Sunil Mehra, the former editor
of the Indian version of the
men's magazine Maxim.
"It's not size, it's what
you do with it that matters,"
he said.
"From our population, the
eviaeiidc i Indians are doing
pretty well.
"With apologies to the
poet Alexander Pope, you
cold say,, ar inches and
c indmetns, k4 foofs Cm-
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arming humility. I was able to
direct her when I felt it was
As for taking direction from
her only son, Redgrave says.
"He is such a thoughtful man.
He really knows what he is af-
ter. He finds the story, and he
is calm, very calm."
A longtime outspoken activ-

ist for human rights. Redgracve
says the film also makes her
"Every time I turn the tap
on, what is happening to the
water supply?" she says.
"How many people can't get
clean drinking water any-
more? There is something
each of us can do."




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for Indian men

And such persons ilsi hold
the view that men cannot cook.
This is a myth of course,
and the Guyana diplomatic
corps set out to prove this yes-
terday when they converged on
the lawns at Red House yester-
day and whipped up some tasty
and stylish culinary delights.
Our own Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds was there as well,
and we hear tell that a good time
was had by all.
"Who says men cannot
cook" was the theme for the
Ambassadors' cook out orga-
nized by the Diplomatic
Spouses Association.
The cooks came straight out
of a diplomatic Who's Who, in-
cluding envoys from America,
China, England, India, Russia,
and Canada.
Organiser of the event Mrs.
Branka Court said this year's
event was every bit as success-
ful as previous cook outs.
The cook out is one of the
Diplomatic Spouse Association's
(DPA) charitable fund raisers.
The money raised at the event
will be donated to charitable
organizations in Guyana.
There were six food booths,
including the Prime Minister's,
each offering national dishes pe-
culiar to the countries repre-
sented by the resident ambassa-
Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds displayed our own de-
lightful the famous Pepperpot.
served with bread and rice hlie
Xwore a red apron and while
chef s hal. even though he did
no prepare the dish himself.
Well he's not an ambassador.
"It is a good event and ev-
ervone can sample a variety of
dishes. I am looking forward to
sampling all the food that is here
iodav." he told this newspaper.
At the booth of Chinese
Ambassador Mr. Zhang Lungao.
what is perhaps the most popu-
lar dish in Gus ana was dis-
played: Chinese fried rice with
beel and chicken. And he pre-
pared this himself.
"'Man\ Guyanese like Chi-
nese food and I am very happy
I prepared the dish. I am also
happI to be apart of this chari-
table which will hec!p ; !Y!
of people" stated Mi. Lungao.
American Ambassador Mr.

"It is a very terrific event
since everyone is cooperating for
a good cause" said Mr.
The British High Commis-
sioner Mr. Fraser Wheeler says
he practically enjoys every dish
that his wife prepares, but his
overall favourite is curry. He also
enjoys preparing curry, since he
noted that curry is a well-known
British dish, and could very well
be called a national one in his
India's High Commissioner
to Guyana Mr. Avenash Gupta
said even though he was dressed
in a chef's apron and hat, he ac-
tually never cooked. He depends
on his wife's cooking. The but-

Ru',i.i Aiiihbi'.Idr to
Guyana Mr. Vladimir Starikov
favourite dish is soup. The par-
ticular soup that Mr. Starikov en-
joys is prepared with cabbage, beef
or pork and the main ingredient is
beet root. He said the favourite
part is eating the soup with sour
Mr. Starikov confidently said
that he enjoys cooking and some-
times allows his wife some time in
the kitchen since cooking is her
As for Canadian High Com-
missioner Mr. Charles Court, he
enjoys steak and fish with a good
sauce. He classified himself as a
good cook.
The dishes in his booth yes-
terday were prepared by him.

(Daily Nation) EVEN before the tents have opened, artistes
are defending what may be considered as risque songs in the
face of a call for a wholesome Crop-Over.
Anderson Blood Armstrong. Timmy. Li'l Rick and others have
claimed their compositions are nothing more than attempts to bring
wit and humour back to the festival; but the radio call-in
programmes are abuzz with criticism.
Blood told the SATURDAY SUN that She Push He was "not
intended to be vulgar" but was about village life where a man's
girlfriend accuses him of cheating and starts pushing him.
"We don't say in Barbados 'she pushed him'," he said.
Li'l Rick said his popular party song Conch was just a com-
mentary about a man eating the tasty shellfish.
"It's as clean as ever." he said. noting the fun element was
returning as evidenced by the success of Black Pawn's Fuh Cup
sung by Malik in the Pic-O-De-Crop final.
Timmy. meanwhile, said of his popular Sauce that the "story"
was about "a man asking a woman what she is cooking that smells
so goodd.
His tent manager. Peter Boyce of Bacchanal Time, dismissed
the debate by saying "vulgarity is in the ear of the beholder".
David Davis, who wrote Furniture (known as "the Wicker
Song") for Basil Yarde Jr. agreed. saying: \\ h..l ,. r your inten-
tions are, people can always skew it."
Davis. an interior decorator. said his concern about a trend in
the industry led him to write Furniture.
"I've realized people are moving away from) ,Gd to wicker.
especially women... Naturally. w'/, should be the main choice.
but people want wictcer and they're flaunting it in your face," he
Veteran promoter Richard Stoute said some songs did not
deserve airplay.

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GUYANA Water Inc. (GWI)
yesterday urged consumers to
be vigilant and guard against
Public Relations Officer, Mr
Timothy Austin said following
recent acts of vandalism which
affected the delivery of water to
the Sanata Textile Mill and
households in West and South
He said GWI advocates that
customers should have a sense
of responsibility and ownership
with regard to the water supply
structures in their communities.
Mr Austin noted that wells



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and treatment plants serve to
supply safe. potable water,
hence, tihe security of these facili-
ties should not be compromised.
tie explained that vandalism
of GWI facilities results in pro-
longed water supply disruptions
in which customers are made to
endure many hours without wa-
ter to conduct essential activities.
Mr Austin stressed that
vandalism further affects
GWI's operational costs as sto-
len materials need to be re-
placed urgently in order to re-
store supply to affected custom-

Against Violence. whose son
Dorrie was killed in Manchester.
said it was time to stand up to
the makers of violent games.
"I believe it's something that
needs to be taken seriously first
by the Church but also by par-
"There's a war going on not
just in Iraq, but right here on our
Sony described the game as
being set "in an alternate and
mythical version of Europe in
the 1950s, in which the enemy
are strange-looking alien invaders

seeking to destroy humanity".
Earlier. David Wilson, a
Sony spokesman, told The
Times newspaper: "It is game-
created footage, it is not video
or photography.
"It is entertainment, like
Doctor Who or any other sci-
ence fiction. It is not based
on reality at all. Throughout
the whole process we have
sought permission where

The game shows a shoot-
out in the cathedral's nave.

(BBC News) The Church of
England is considering legal
action against entertainment
firm Sony for featuring
Manchester Cathedral in a
violent PlayStation video
The Church says Sony did
not obtain permission to use the
interior in the war game Resis-
tance: Fall of Man.
The game, which has sold
more than one million copies,
shows a virtual shoot-out in the
cathedral's nave in which hun-
dreds of enemies are killed.
Sony said it believed it had
sought all necessary permission
for the game.
The company said in a
statement: "Sony Computer En-
tertainment Europe is aware of
the concerns expressed by the
Bishop of Manchester and the
cathedral authorities.., and we
naturally take the concerns very
"Resistance: Fall of Man is
a fantasy science fiction game
and is not based on reality.
"We believe we have sought
and received all permissions
necessary for the creation of the
The firm said it would be
contacting the cathedral authori-
ties on Monday "to understand
their concerns in more detail".
But the Church said Sony
did not ask for permission to
use the cathedral and has de-
manded an apology and the re-
moval of the game from shop
shelves otherwise it will con-
sider legal action.
The Bishop of Manchester,
the Right Reverend Nigel
McCulloch, described the deci-
sion to feature the city's cathe-
dral as "highly irresponsible" -
especially in the light of
Manchester's history of gun
"It is well known that
Manchester has a gun crime
problem," he said.
"For a global manufacturer
to re-create one of our great ca-
thedrals with photo-realistic
quality and then encourage
people to have gun battles in the
building is beyond belief and
highly irresponsible.
"Here in Manchester we do
all we can to support communi-
ties through our parish clergy.
We know the reality of gun crime
and the devastating effects it can
have on lives. It is not a trivial
The Dean of Manchester
Cathedral, the Very Reverend
Rogers Govender. added the
game was "underminingi" the
work of the church.
"We are shocked to see a
place of learning,. prayer and
heritage being presented to the
youth market as a location where
guns can be fired.
"This is an important issue.
For many young people these
games offer a different sort of re-
ality and seeing guns in
Manchester Cathedral is not the
sort of connection we want to
"Every year we invite hun-
dreds of teenagers to come and
see the cathedral and it is a
shame to have Sony undermin-
ing our work."
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Dumplings for sale January

mercially-prepared frozen,
ready-to-cook dumplings
should be in supermarkets
from January.
Given the heavy con-
sumption of dumplings in the
island, "hundreds of thou-
sands" could be going on the
Small businesswoman and
school teacher Angela Gabriel
Friday gave an update on the
"exotic frozen dumplings" that
landed her first prize of $75.
000 in the Prime Minister's
Awards for Innovation in 2005-
She spoke at the launch of
the 2007-2008 competition at
Savannah Hotel in Christ
Gabriel admitted that
progress in the project "has
been a bit slow", and that the
official launch date had been
pushed back from August to
Initially, the dumplings will
come in eight flavours, although
Gabriel has as many as 13
flavours. The dumplings are
also likely to come with a spe-
cial sauce, she said in an inter-
With market research point-
ing to a high local consumption
of dumplings, Gabriel said she

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executivee Director, Youth
ningsburg, no later than

was looking to put "hundreds
of thousands" on the market.
"There were some persons
whom I interviewed who told
me that they have to prepare as
many as 14 dumplings for large
families." she told the SATUR-
"Some people said they
even eat seven at one go. Some
people said they eat three and
four. So there is a market."
She reported that both men
and women were pressing her
to get the product on the mar-
ket. with women admitting this
was because they did not like
mixing the dough.
Gabriel is now trying to
finalise the packaging and the

nutritional facts with the Barba-
dos National Standards Institu-
tion "to get the product out as
soon as possible".
Barbadians will get a
chance to sample the prod-
uct in a few weeks and make
some suggestions before it
goes on sale.
Gabriel disclosed that the
plan was to sell the product in
Barbados first, then target other
Caribbean countries and the
United States.
The "inno\ action competi-
tion". now in its third round, is
under the aegis of the Ministry
of Commerce. Consumer Affairs
and Business Development and
is managed by the National

Council for Science and Tech-
Minister of Commerce
Lynette Eastmond pointed to
the need for businesses to con-
tinue being innovative when she
addressed the launching cer-
emony yesterday.
She said studies showed
that businesses which stopped
being creative tended to lose
their market share and even to
cease to funimction eventually.
She pointed out that Barba-
dians did not have to be rocket
scientists to be innovative.
She urged all Barbadians
with "ideas ripe for innova-
tion" to enter the competi-

China newspaper editors

sacked over Tinananmen

BEUING (Reuters) A news-
paper in southwest China has
sacked three of its editors
over an advertisement salut-
ing mothers of protesters
killed in the 1989
Tiananmen Square crack-
down, a source with knowl-
edge of the gaffe said on
Public discussion of the
massacre is still taboo in China
and the government has rejected
calls to overturn the verdict that
the student-led protests were
Hundreds, perhaps thou-
sands, were killed when the
army crushed the democracy
movement on June 4, 1989.
Li Zhaojun, deputy editor-

in-chief of the Chengdu Evening
News in Sichuan's provincial
capital Chengdu, and two other
members of the tabloid's edito-
rial office had been dismissed,
the source told Reuters request-"
ing anonymity.
The newspaper and the
Chengdu city government de-
clined to comment. Li could not.
be reached.
On the 18th anniversary of
the crackdown Monday, the
lower right comer of page 14 of,
the Chengdu Evening News rail
a tiny ad reading: "Paying trib-:
ute to the strong(-willed) moth-
ers of June 4 victims,"
Authorities interrogated
newspaper staff to find out
how the advertisement slipped,

Hungarians reconquer

world record for kissing.

BUDAPEST (Reuters) -
Hungarians broke the
world record for simulta-
neous kissing yesterday
when more than. 6,400
couples joined lips for a
few seconds at a party out-
side the country's parlia-
ment, the organizers said.
Hungary has been engaged
in a kissing duel with the Phil-
ippines since 2004, when 5,327
couples kissed in Manila, fol-
lowed by new records in
Budapest in 2005 and 6,124
couples in Manila again this
"The news came a few
months ago that Filipinos had
overtaken us, we became defi-
ant and said we would take it
back again," journalist Ferenc
Pallagi who organized the Kiss-
ing Party, told Reuters.
One young couple who
identified themselves as Orsi
and Pityu started kissing during
the rock concert half an hour
before the official record at-
"That's the least we can do
for the nation," Pityu said.
Pallagi said he was pleased
the square in front of the ornate
parliament building by the river
of Danube was the ,kcene of
such peaceful emotions. The
spr hald bemn corded off for
r.-'i. after beMing esc of
pr otests e dte govern-

"It is early summer...and
how else could these young
people express themselves
than through their love and
emotions," he said before the
couples in white baseball caps
kissed and the concert re;'
sumed. ,

past censors. Newspaper ads
need to be vetted in China.
Hong Kong's South China
Morning Post said Wednesday
a young female clerk allowed the
tribute to be published because
she had never heard of the
She phoned back the person
who placed the ad to ask what
June 4 meant and he told her it
was the date of a mining disas-
ter, the Post said.
It was unclear if the man
who placed the advertisement
had been arrested.
The man also tried to place
the same advertisement with
two other Chengdu newspa-
pers, the source said.
"Staff at the other two
newspapers also did not know
what June 4 was, but they
phoned and asked their superi-
ors and he walked away," the
source told Reuters.
The Communist Party has
banned references to the crack-
down in state media, the Internet
and books as part of a white-
wash campaign, meaning most
young Chinese are ignorant of
the .events.
The. 32-page Chengdu
Evening News, which boasts a
circulation of 200,000, has
not suspended publication.

Rwanda scraps the

death penalty
RWANDA'S parliament has voted to abolish the death pen-
alty, with the ban to take effect at.the end of July.
The move will enable countries ihat are holding genocide
suspects, but which object to capital punishment, to extradite
them to Rwanda.
But there has been strong opposition to the scrapping of
the death penalty from many survivors of the genocide.
Some 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates were slaughtered
during the country's 100-day genocide in 1994.
Most of the high-profile genocide cases have been or are
being tried at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
(ICTR) in Tanzania.
But frustrated at its slow process, Rwanda wants suspects
transferred to face trail at horne.
The BBC's Geoffrey Mutagoma in the capital, Kigali, says
96% of the MPs voted to abolish the death penalty.
Under the new law, Rwanda's 800 death-row prisoners will
automatically have their sentences changed to life in jail.
Rwanda last implemented the death penalty in 1998 when
22 people found guilty of genocide crimes were put before a
firing squad.
Our reporter says it provoked international criticism and
petitions from human rights bodies to suspend the punishment
with an act of clemency.
He says it is hoped the new legislation will encourage the
tmnsfcr of genocide suspects to Rwandancourts.
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-m n- before cdesei bIke m w dsnber's ebe am.,
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P CHRONICLE June 10, 2007


U.S. vows to

help Latin America
fight drug gangs

CUERNAVACA, Mexico (Reuters) The United States will
stand by Latin American governments in their battle
against powerful drug cartels, U.S. Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales vowed on Friday.
Speaking after a two-day meeting with attorneys general
from Mexico, Colombia and the countries of Central America,
Gonzales said Washington would work with them to combat
the smuggling cartels whose fight for territory, particularly in
Mexico, has led to a surge in killings.
"The United States stands with all of ot r neighbours in our
joint fight against violent gangs." Gonzales told reporters in
Mexico. "'For all of our citizens we must win this fight and Il
believe that working together as friends, as partners, we will."
Turf wars between Mexico's Gulf Cartel and an alliance of
tralfickers from the northwestern stale of Sinaloa as well as other
gangs killed some 2.000 people last year. More than 900 people
Mexican PrCsident Felipe CAlderon has sent thousands of
troops to quell the vi wolene, so Ifr v Teitoll l mch atuccesl ili
tary and anti-narcosics aid to Colombia, a key ally in the re-
AGonzales said Cetial America's small countries needed more
help Guatemala in particular has become a major transit point
lotr .S.-bound cocaine and other drugs, and its government is
struggling to fight off the corrupting influence of the drug cartels.
Mexico says llth Unito d kn'.les is parlwi to blam for hc
drug violence because most of the guns the traffickers use are
smuggled into Mexico from its northern neighbour. Gonzall as other
said his goernd some2.00 as looking into \as to cre the flow900 pe ofple
illegal anms.
He said much of the debate at the meeting centered on how\
o crack dowed in onony laundering.
"People engage in drug transactions and gun transac-
tions because there is money to be made." he said. "If we
could somehow disrupt the flow of funds, I think that reil
,could somehow disrupt the flow of funds, I think OWthat ilL



(LOS ANGELES) The third
roll of the dice for George
Clooney, Brad Pitt. Matt
Damon and their merry
band of casino crooks is an
almost certain winner for its
makers, a break-even deal
at best for audiences.
Glittery as a Vegas Strip
stage revue, smooth and
smarmy as a high-roller on the
lucky streak of his life. Ocean's
Thirteen wins back some of
the Ocean's Eleven charm tlih
i ncli'sc.' It ll d ; t111'1 pili-
coml]r ",'Li.K ()n v,,:\: '.*C ]h '

froll the s ial: ciitel onculcil \ ic-
tory for the rascally good guN s
planning a Robin Hood-style
heist, utter defeat and humilia-
tion for the villain (Al Pacino).
Oh. and also obvious from
the get-go: a big summer hit for
distributor Warner Bros..
which pretty much had a sure
bet just by rounding up its su-
perstar cast (minus Julia Rob-
irts) and director Steven
Soderbergh one more time.
With jazzy, funky music
reminiscent of movie scores of
the 1960s. the era that
spawned Frank Sinatra's origi-
nal Ocean's Eleven. the new
movie dashes through a pro-
logue meant to establish a fresh
bond with our mercenary gan
and the honour-among-lhieCVes
motive for their latest caper.
Vegas mogul Reuben
Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). the
money man of the Ocean's
Eleven crew, is bilked out of
his half-interest in a swanky
new casino and hotel being
opened by cut-throat Willy
Bank (Pacino). who egotisti-
cally names his joint The Bank.
Stressed into a heart at-
tack. Reuben lies listless, wait-
ing to die. prompting Danny
Ocean (Clooney) and Rusty
Ryan (Pitt) to call out the
troops for a revenge job that
will break The Bank and its
owner on opening night.
The absence of Roberts.
who co-starred in the first two
flicks, is dismissed with an off-
hand remark by Danny. while
()cean's l\el\ e co-star Catherine
Zeta-Jones is also a ino-sho\w.
Everyone e lc i' hack:
Daimon. Don ('Chadle. Bernic
Sac. Carl Rcinicr. Case\ \Aflock.
Scot ('.l, dl.dici JcI;tson and
Shaobo Qin. Also rcluring is
AnId\ Garcia as the gang's old ad-
versar\ Terr\ Bencdict. who
forges an uneasy alliance with
Danny and the boys to help nail
casino rival Bank.
Ellen Barkin joins the cast as
Bank's lop: .dce '..-JIl Spooxner.
ita character played for comic ci-
fcci. : w\\oman li\\ho seems loo
gidd\ and insiecurce o serie ais
lieutenant to a ruthil ss tlitan.
l-ddic II/zard comes oni
board as a neos Occalu'a.als.. an
engineering genius whose little
duel w\\ith an old schoolmate
. The Bfank in vulnerable secu-







'.-. v-.ron, Gscge Clooney and Biad Piit

rity system) is one of several
subplots that muddy the works
without raising the draimaIlic
stakes of Ocean's Thirteen.

Another of those meandering
subplots is Affleck and Caann's
labour battle on behalf of work-
ers at a Mexican plastics factory
that makes casino dice. Another
is Cheadle's brief impersonation

":1 4~

of an Evil Knievel-type motor-
cycle stunt driver. Another is
David Paymer's presence as a
hotel reviewer hurled into the
assignment from hell by
Danny's machinations.
Ocean's Thirteen tries to
give all of its players, old and
new. something meaningful to
do. But like Shrek the Third
with its ever-expanding cast.
too many cut-throats in the ca-

sNito winLid up wx\aterling dot)\n
whatever's stewing in the pot.
The movie is at its best
when it lets superstars
Clooney and Pitt do their
thing, mugging and wise-
cracking with style and the
uber-confidence that comes
with knowing you're Holly-
wood kingpins in a game
where you and yours always
have the better hand.




Transportation will be provided by the Company for
Shareholders attending the AGM scheduled for Friday
June 15,2007 at4:30 p.m.

Buses will leave the locations stated below for the AGM
Venue at Plantation Diamond, East Bank Demerara
between 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.:

1. Demerara Shipping Company Limited (DSCL)
8-12 Water & Schumaker Streets

2. Distribution Services Limited (DSL)
38 Industrial Estate

3. National Cultural Centre Tarmac
Homestretch & Mandela Avenues
Greater Georgetown

Buses will leave Plantation Diamond at the conclusion of
the AGM between 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. to return to the
pick-up locations stated above.

Please note that Shareholders who wish to use this
service are required to present their Invitations in order to
board the buses.

Company Secretary


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21:00 h Movie 14:30 h- Paul's Importer/ 07:00h- Avon DVD Club
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03:00 h Movie Channel 18 Ganesh 07:30 h- Dabi's Musical Hour
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05:30 h West Indies vs 05:00 h- Sign On Luv & Kush 08:30 h- Focus on Youths in
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Fellowship Cricket England vs West Indies 17:15 h- Death Announcements/
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SUNDAY DEMERARA- West in Albert St., Woolford Ave. & South of Lamaha St.,
JUNE 10 East St. to New Market St., N/C/burg.
Middle St. bet. East & Camp St., G.PH.Corporation 08:00 to 17:00 h

MONDAY DEMERARA- EBD- Consumers in the environs of Gafoors Co. Huston 08:30 to 16:3h ..
JUNE 11 -- ------------ -.
TUESDAY DEMERARA- EDB- Stock Feed GPC Farm at Sapil 08:00 to 12:00h..
JUNE 12 Peter Rose & New Garden Sts. 08:00 t 16:00h
Parade St Kingston 08:00 to 16:0. Oh ...
WEDNESDAY DEMERARA- WBD- La Grange to La Retraite 08:00 tO 16:30h
JUNE 13 (# 1 Canal Polder)
Norton St. Lodge. Wortmanville & Werk-en-rust 08:00 t 14:00h
THURSDAY DEMERARA- Eastern side of Sheriff St north of Campbell
JUNE 14 Avenue., Consumers in the environs Campbell Avenue
P. Sandv Babb St. 08;00 to 1700 For Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:30h
FRIDAY DEMERARA- Kuru-Kuru to Yarrow Kabra 08:00 to 16:00h For Monday, June 11, 2007 13:30h
JUNE 15 (.plashmin Fun Park) For Tuesday, June 12, 2007 14:30h
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_SUUAY 'Cj6h June'66',7


TODAY'S FORECAST:Cloudy to overcast conditions with
showers and possible light rain are expected over coastal
and near inland locations.Showers may be heavy at times
over some locations.The weather is expected to becoming
fair as the day progresses.
WAVES: Moderately high reaching about 2.0m in open waters.
WINDS: North-easterly and South-Easterly at 2 to 7nips,
gusting at times overlOmps in showers,in some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 23:12h at (2.67) and ---
LOW TIDE: 05:38h at (0.99m) and 17:46h at (1.00m)
SUNRISE: 05:36h
SUNSET: 18:07h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 29.0-30.5C over near inland to
interior locations & 30.5-31.5C over coastal areas.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 22.5-24.0C over near inland to
interior locations & 21.0-23.0C over coastal areas.
RAINFALL G\Town:22.0mm
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine
users are advised not to damage or interfere with
the ocean platforms, whose data are vital to the
provision of the weather information and warnings
for the safety of the marine community.
HIGH TIDE ADVISORY: Residents of coastal, riverain and
lowlying areas are advised to take precautions
against possible flooding, due to above normal tides.
--- 261-2216, FAX 261-2284


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CAMPALA Hotel. A friendly
atmosphere. For reservation -
225-1620, 624-7567.
TOURIST Villa residence
Shas apartments for long or short
termn rental. Website
www.touristvillagy com Call
227-2199 or 227-2189.
HOTEL Accommodation -
Le Grand Hotel Penthouse, (B.
Bhaichandeen td ) 6
i Commerce St. Phone 592-227-
l3499 592-225-6361
(Affordable rates. Hinterland

3 FISHING boats.
.-omplete 48-ft 3 brand newA
,ine. --, 0 Hp 6Call 220-
5728. -" '-" "46-8098.

Agency for sale, established in
tourism Industry. Call 227-2712,
223-7487. for further details.

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

Courbane Park Annandale for
facial, pedicure, manicure,
colour-cut and many more. Tel.
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-

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!

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.

SEWING done at Kitty
Home Studio. Any type of
costume, clothing, altering..
Contact Sunita 231-762,
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing.
curtains, cushions, soft toys, soft
furnishing, floral arrangement,
cake decoration. 153 Barr St..
Kitty 226-9548, 610-4105
FOR all types of
dressmaking uniform and
altering at affordable price
in Kitty and around G/town.
Lot 45 Garnette Street, C/ville (
2 houses away from Sheriff St.)
Call Sharon 649-2358.

at Double B's School on EBD,
begins July 3. Call 265-2490.
NAIL courses, last offer at the
price of $5 000 each. Register
now. Call Michelle 227-7342,
DOMESTIC Science Class
teaches Elementary Cookery.
Pastry & Advanced Cooking.
Tuesday & Thursdav.
Registration starts May 29. 2007
Contact 227-7048
EARN a .Ce ilfcate, Diploma o
Dearee in any p ) ff ',, '.'od from
home1 i- H 'OU G H
inform 'aton. C" C' l ;- o .'.- "'- fi n '
Link #261-5079
CLASSES in 1Mats Jan 'June
08. Other classes Social
Studies, Business subjects.
.inaraiph-,' "t'--'-H Science,
I. -: . i.1r. Lee.
CRASH courses for mature
students preparing for January
2008 CXC Exams. CXC Summer
Classes for students preparing for
2008 May-June Exams. Contact
226-0066. R. Morris.
LEVELS New Form I. Form 11 -
V, SUBJECTS Maths, English,
Social Studies/Art/Craft, etc.
TIME July 161' August 24 .
Call 227-7850, Mr. Lee. -
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Phone 225-9587. Electrical
Installation and Wiring. Air-
conditioning and Refrigeration,
Electronic and Television
repairs, Portuguese. Spanish,

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. Tel #'s 227-
7627, 615-8916, 615-8919.

"SISTER Lynn's Herbal Life
Clinic" medicine for all
illnesses, weight loss, cancer.
fibroid. 233-6067, 682-3489.

Scarpotic itch, ulcer, pain,
cholesterol, pressure, impotent,
gall stone, hermiod colon. 220-
7342, 609-1308.
safe. effective traditional
therapies combined with the
latest medical treatments.
Contact Dr. T. Rahat. 79 Nandy
Park, EBD. Tel. 233-5944, 624-

227-3355. 150 THOMAS

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

ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. Call 227-3869. 227-
3835. 227-7560, 622-8162. 611-
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek. You
can also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For more
information, call 227-3869, 227-
7560. 227-3835. 622-8162. 611-
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979 Students
need security and comfort to
learn Studenfs must know who
they deal with Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. RK's lnstitu:e o'
Motoring. 125 Regent Rnad.

Motoring. Forshaw and
Oronoque Sts. Q!town. 'You
Train to pass". 226-7874, 227-

Indera Singh Massage If
you need a balance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.
Cell 615-6665. 680-5564.
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts
alleviate pain, stress and body
tein;ion Ulelli Verbeke Certified
i,--- Therapist Tel o592-
6 82-3858. Home
Ser' 'ices available http ,,'
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me nielp 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

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope -
CFI, PO Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana
NEED a friend! Get your pen
pals or your phone pals. Please
call for information. Tel. 692-
5670. Lot 125 Supply, Mahaica.
GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
Junior/Senior Singles Datinc
Service, 18 80 yrs. Call Tel
223-8237, 648-6098. Mon Fri.
8:30 am 5 pr. Sat. 10 am
4 pm. (Both phones same

RENTAL 1 100 Hp tug, 2-000-
ton barge. Call 227-2027, 226-

VEGAS Realty has a house
to rent or sell. Need a house to
rent or buy? we have house to
sell in area Bel Air, C/ville,
Prashad Nagar, etc. To rent.
Kitty, C/ville, etc. Contact Vegas
on 225-7237, cell 613-3668.

SPIRITUAL help from
Suriname for sickness, problems.
evil. etc. Tel. 220-0708, 612-6417.
POLAR SHIFT study polar
shift on the internet and know
what's happening with your
world. Focus on the
preparedness and not on the
past. Michael Jupiter 642-
MEDITATION spiritual
progress is made only when we
internalise our thoughts.
Meditation transforms human
identity into macrocosmic
identity. Ananda Marga. Tel.

NEED your television
repaired right away, right at
home? Call 655-8688, same day
SERVICES done to any kind
of Satellite dishes, programming
receivers free to air. Contact
223-4731. 609-7363.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers.
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc Call 622-4521/218-
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry varnishing, plumbing
and -r. n- Contact
Mohame.' 1. 667-

CALL ANITA ON 264-1060 -
SERVICING and repairing
of all types of pressure washer,
outboard engine, chainsaw.
brush cutter, lawn mower, water
pumrs. etc. Tel 627-7835. 266-

REPAIRS to refrigerators,
freezers, washing machines, etc.
All jobs done on site with three
months limited warranty. N. K.
Electrical Services Nazim Khan
Tel. 270-4595 626-2847
FOR repairs and servi-ces to
washing machines, refnerar.
cioth es- d ,'ers ga s st oves .. cr
wave ovens, etc Ca i''. H, e
Solutions on Telephone 2..-
PLANNING you! wedd.'g?
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 at 346 East St.. N/C/Burg. G/
Supply all types of new, used
farming and construction
machinery. World commodities

DRIVER/Canter Driver.
Apply in person to P.
Ramroop & Sons, 23
VACANCY exist for Washbay
Attendants (males & females).
Call: 625-4380
Ramroop & Sons, 1 'C' Orange
Walk, Bourda. Tel. 227-1451. _
MAXIMUM Security Service
needs (52) security guards to
work on WCD. Tel. 277-0063.
experienced Cook and Pastry
Maker, one Domestic person. Call
ENGLISH, Reading, Writing,
private teaching at home for
adults or children. Call 651-
ONE male security guard to
work in the Interior. Call between 9
am and 4 pm, 225-7118, Mon. -
DRIVER with Licence for car/
van. Apply in person at ARK
Enterprise, The Container House,
17 Lombard St.. Werk-en-Rust.
Domestic & Porter from East
Coast Demerara. Contact P.
Ramroop & Sons, 1 'C' Orange
Walk, Bourda. Tel. 227-
1451.and 5 pm.
SEAMSTRESS for garment
factory, Porters, Carpenters.
Painters, Mechanic. D' Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park. 225-4492.
CASHIERS. Salesclerk.
Must be computer literate. Apply
in person to ARK Enterprise. The
Container House, 17 Lombard
St.. Werk-en-Rust.
PORTERS and Security
Guards. Apply in person wite
written application and Police
Clearance to: The Manager, P
Ramroop & Sons, 23 Lombard
Kwakwani, Logging Camp. CXC
Accounts or 3 years Book-keeping
experience. Te 623-9889 or 22-
ONE (1, female e Pastry
Maker. 1 male Table Hand Baker.
Contact Hurry's Pastry Palace,
Lot 2 Bel Air "Village.
Georgetown. Tel. 225-1949 or
Service Job opportunity for
attractive girls $7 000 and
$8000 weekly. For further
information, call: 231-1786,
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 pm
DRIVERiSalesman Apply
with written application and
reference to Manager of Gas
Distribution. 9 Dowding Street
K'ity. Tel 227-7350 Must have
a Lorry Licence

DRIVER. Must have truck, van.
tractor & lorry Licence. 3 yrs.
experience. Apply to Lens Sheriff
& Fourth Sts C/ville with wntten
application and 2 references.
INSTITUTE, 60 Light Street.
Alberttown. Tel. #: 223-7226,
227-4798, 277-3511, 277-3134
Email: monar'
1 Secretary. Must be computer
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk, Salesclerk. Must
have expenence in hardware and
electrical One Security Guard
App \ ',,ith ,,ntten adplcation
Hnmson ~.neral Store. 116 Regent

1 FEMALE Maths Teacher.
;o teach CXC & O Le,.el Maths
Evening hrs 5-7 pmr. 3 days per
week & Saturday in Republic
Park Apply in person to
Friendship Oxygen Ltd.. 30
Friendship EBD. Between 1 and
4 pm. Tel# 266-2171


Having a Motor

|y-cle woulI be

QUALIFICATION: Certificate in
Fitting & Machining.
Experience: 3 years. Salary $60
000 $80 000, based oni
experience and performance.
Apply to Friendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship East Bank
Demerara,_between_ 1 and 5 pm.
INSTITUTE, 60 Light Street,
Alberttown. Branch #2: 32 Estate
Road, Uivlugt, WCD. Tel #: 223-
7226, 227-4798, 277-3511, 277-
3134 Email: part
thme/futT time. Teachers for
Chemistry, Physics and Spanish
at both branches.
RK's Security needs 101
Security Guards & Officers for
Baton, Canine & Armed
Divisions. Former employees can
reapply, (New Dynamic &
Prestigious Locatiofis NATION
WIDE). Contact Maryann. RK's
Security Services, 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-7511. 227-5072.
IMMEDIATE vacancies exist
for: Cooks. Counter Staff.
Handyman. Documents needed.
Application. 2 references, Police
Clearance, Food Handler's, 1
passport size photo. Also Security
Guard application, Police
Clearance. 2 references. Apply
in person K&VC Hotei, 233
South Rd Lacytown.
SUPERVISOR experience at
least three (3) vears.
Qualifications: Diploma or Craft
Certificate in Mechanical
Engineering. Attractive salary
and other benefits. Preferably
person living on EBD. Apply in
person to: Frendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship. EBD,
between the hours of 1 and 4
pm. ....
Qualifications: two subjects
fCXC) Maths and English, Grade
3 & 4 will be accepted.
Experience will be an asset but
not necessary. Attractive salary
ane other benefits. Preferably
person living on EBD. Apply in
person to: Friendship Oxygen
Limited. 30 Friendship. BD,
between the hours of 1 and 4

VACANCIES exist for full-
time and part- time Teachers in
the following subjects: Spanish,
Business Communication.
English AJB. Information
Technology and Social Studies.
Please send written application
and CV to PO Box 101652.
FOR Security Admin.
Officers. Those with
experience in private secunty
or former Military.Police
Officers. welcome to apply. To
function as Administrators.
Watch Commanders. Large
Site Adminrstras ors Patrol
Officers e.c App!v at R K S
Se.. ity Ser-,ce 172 L!ct: &
Ch te St' e .s Georev',.n

Vacant sieos menstnt
employment) :Aeads of
Department retired Head
Teachers or CXC;CSEC
Markers. Specialist Principles
of AccountsiMathematics
Teacher (Business subjects).
Security Guards/Canteen
AttendantiCleaners!Janitors &
Handyman for Maintenance.
Send written application with
CV/Resume to the Director of
Studies at 22 Atlantic Gardens.
East Coast Demerara.
APPLICATIONS are invited
from suitably qualified persons
for the vacant positions of:
Security Guards must be
able-bodies, Billing & Delivery
Clerks (between the ages of 27
and 35 years). Sales staff
(preferably male).
Requirements: Applicants must
have a sound secondary
background and previous
experience will be an asset.
Apply in person with
application. 2
recommendations (one of
which must be from the last
place of employment) and a
Lalid Police Clearance to: The
Managing Director. United
Investment Trading Co. Ltd.
200 Camp Street.
a challenging teaching career
in the Noble Profession? Then
join the Pioneer & Prestigious
APEX Education providing
quality private education to
Guyanese over ten (10) years.
Vacant slots instant
employment Heads of
Department. retired
Headteachers or CXC/CSEC
Markers, Specialist Principles
of Accounts/Mathematics
Teacher (Business subjects),
Security Guards/Canteen
Attendant/Cleaners!Janitors &
Handyman for Maintenance.
Send written application with
CV/Resume to the Director of
Studies at 22 Atlantic Gardens.
East Coast Demerara.

STREET 62' X 78' S4M.
TEL. 226-0673.
45', in Golden Grove. EBD -
$1 5M neg. 226-3160.
LAND for sale Timehri
Public Road with access to
water front. Tel. 257-0055.
'325, 612-9574 G/town -
$65M, $50M. North Road -
$50M. Parika S10M. Parika
120 acres $75M
42' in Rose Hall Village -
$1.2M neg. 226-3160 (Moc),
339-4017 (Khnshradat). 336-
6565 (Janet).
26 ACRES of land below
the Epikini Creek Essequibo for
a Resort. 30 acres of land, and
one house lot at Moblissa.
Soesdvke. Linden Highway.
3 HOUSE lots in the
vicinity of Bank DIH Gardens
environment US$420 000
Can be sold separately.
Phone God's Realty 225-
5198, 225-2626. 231-2064.

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BEST Rd.. 5 house lots,
50 coconuts, 25 star apples,
mangoes, cherries, etc. fruit
trees. Ideal for ducks/fish -
$5M. Ederson's 226-5496.
Demerara River. transported -
250 acres land, 400 ft wide.
Ideal for wharfage facilities,
ocean going vessel. $25M/
US$125 000. Ederson's -
Soesdyke. 16 acres. Ideal for
resort, poultry or general
farming. Divided $3.5M per
acre. special price 2 acres -
$6M/US$30 000. Ederson's -
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale. near the
public road. Prime location,
miies from V/Hoop
Stelling Reasonable Price.
Tel. #'225-7670 or 254-


68.43 ACRES
transported land part of
Lariemakabra. East Bank
Essequibo. 25 rod wth.. 750
rod length. Contact S. S.
Persaui. Res. 218-1983,
cell 684-7245 or Aditya
Persaud cell 625-1448.
acres industrial land,
sawmill, shed 320' x 34',
bond 30' x 20 cured lumber
for furniture Invest wisely.
equipment available. $24M/
US$120 000. Ederson's -
DIAMOND Public Road -
$45M, East Bank 6.5 acres
riverside, Robb St. -- US$850
000. West Bank 40 acres road
side, Parika 123 acres, Land-
of-Canaan 137 acres, West
Coast 9 acres and many
more. 227-0464. 646-3251.

QUAMINA ST. TEL. 227-1601.
IN KITTY. CALL 226-1640.
CALL 220-6060. 626-
NANDY PARK. TEL. 227-1601.
PHONE 227-2995, KITTY.-
C. DEM. TEL. 229-6149 -
MTHLY. TEL 663-6338.
BEDROOM APTS. 233-6160.
# 613-2647.
3831. 617-6022.
226-1192. 623-7742.

FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Tel. 226-
PRASHAD Nagar 5-
bedroom house furnished 227-
0464. 646-3251
621-3438, 609-4899.
655-2404, 225-5904.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4 pm 6pm.
BUSINESS space suitable
for Internet cafe or non-alcoholic
on Main Road. Tel. 226-1964.
BEL Air Park. fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
BEDROOM unfurnished house -
$80 000. Tel. 226-1192, 623-
EXECUTIVE house fully
furnished GuySuCo Gdns..
Turkeyen US$1 200. TEL. 226-
9062, 611-0315.
REGENT St. business
place, large and secure ground
floor for any type of businesses.
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self contained, etc. Tel.
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place.
OFFICES to let from 150 sq.
ft. at Maraj Building, Charlotte
& Kings Sts. Call 225-3198, 259-
space ware house, bond space
227-0464. 646-3251.
CHICKEN pens and 7 acres of
Agricultural land. 233-6160.
1-BEDROOM apt. toilet
and bath inside, downstairs. in
Oleander Gdns. $25 000. Call
furnished cosy. Two-bedroom
cottage US$800. Phone 227-
BEL Air Park 2 two-
bedroom apartment. Self-
contained toilet and bath, etc.
Tel. 226-2675.
FURNISHED rooms for
young single working females.
Gall 226-T001.
1 FULLY furnished
apartment with garage, 1 fully
furnished too flat. centrally
located. Tel.'226-7380. 613-
quiet area, suitable for single
working irls. Price $25 000.
Phone '227-5852, 646-2964
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette,
barber shop internet cafe, salon,
etc. V/hoop. Call 225-7073. 225-
FURNISHED three-bedroom
to rent at 80 Albert & Laluni Sts..
Queenstown, opposite Nimbus.
227-6742, 226-7452.
office space and apts. from
US$50. Call Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626. 225-5198
2-BEDROOM C!ville -
$35 000. 3-bedroom -
Meadow Brook $50 000.
Wills Real Estate 227-2612,
ROOMS and apartments
to rent 23 Cactus St., West
Ruimveldt business area, 3
doors from Fire Station. Ask
Caimrnan or Bora Pork.
4-BEDROOM house, 2
downstairs and 2 upstairs to rent
Lot 60 Mc Doom, Back St. Tel.
231-2743 or 233-0044.
FURNISHED houses and
flats. Prashad Nagar, New Haven,
Bei Air Park. etc. from US$800.
Sonja 225-7197 623-2537.
000 (coarkinai. C/vlle $45
000) Kitty $35 000.
Queestown S50 000
Furnished $26 000 $45
000 Call 231-6236
TWO-STOREY concrete
ioOuse fuLll furnished ai:
amenities (pr-eferable;
embassies or companies -
USS650. Tel. 226-3033. 616-
$960 Miss Pauline (Kitty';.
residentia', ne.viyv bult concrete
building 3 luxurious bedrooms
mansion, fulv furnished US5800
mo:thlv Ederson's -- 2 6-5496'

SPACIOUS 3-bedroom
bottom flat. fully grilled. 85
Duke St.. Kingston $60 000.
Tel. # 227-2699. 683-4732.
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
office space and apts from
U$500. Call Tony Reid s
Realty 225-2626, 225-5198,
ONE 2-bedroom
unfurnished bottom flat apt.
inside toilet and bath, 46 St.
Cummings Lodge. Greater G/
town. Tel. 222--3036.
ONE 1-bedroom
unfurnished bottom flat apt.,
inside toilet and bath, 6' St.
Cummings Lodge, Greater g/
town. Tel. 222-4913
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent. short
term or long :-. ^ alexander
_,+ Call __. ., ., or 668-

3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St
Campbeliville for overseas
'i : Thort term. Call Tel.
-._- ::'.. 629-5946..
bedroom top flat with one
self-contained bedroom and
all conveniences. Tel. 642-
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429, 622-5776
ROOMS AND apartment
to rent on long term basis
'.o:iT sixty thousand monthly-
jii,,. bills inclusive. Carl:
227-3336 or 231-4110
itself $75 000. 1 top flat,
fully furn. $75 000. Unique
Realty. Tel. 227-3551. 647-
C/VILLE semi-furnished
apts. for overseas visitors.
Starting from US$15 per
night. Call Anand 622-2118,
anytime. 227-8356. fully furnished
bedroom apartment for
overseas visitors, hot and cold,
AC, parking, etc. Tel. 218-
4635, 218-0392. 648-7504.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel
27-7830, 629.5946
THE Pentagon Sports
Club situated at 288 Middle
Street as a Club or otherwise.
Contact Patrick 226-6432,
NEW 2-bedroom house
fully furnished. All
conveniences, Land-of-
Canaan. EBD. For overseas
quests. Call 218-3827. 640-
855 or 618-2712.
... N E B E D R 0 0 M
apartment (Kitty) fully
furnished, all modern
conveniences. Hot and cold
water, AC, grilled, mrrieshed,
security guard. etc. Immediate
occupancy. Call 225-8427.
ONE top flat suitable for
boutique, office space.
internet saloon or evening
classes. Situate at 112 Third
& Albert Streets Alberttown,
above Hot and Spicy. corner.
Call 225-6255 or 642-7536.
NOW available one ,1)
3-bedroom top flat (large)
verandah and vehicle space
good roads. 273 East La
Penitence. behind Guyhoc
near to Lamaha Park. Contact
218-1808. 654-4574, 226-
227-3542 CONRAD
WE have for rent
properties. lands. apartment
houses, holiday apartments
and houses, hotels, office
spaces and business places.
interested in renting your
properties, lands, houses.
apartments or any other item
o! your choice with no
commission? Go to
,ww. n ctsurf ire.icomr to view
.. ,- if *i it ems. Cal lTel
1-~ .8271
One 2-f at fenced
executive property in Roraima
Trust HousinQ Schei .
Versailles, West B13 ,
Demerara consisting oi ..
i-r 2 toilets and .
-r, i r- tub. home ca .
press' .- ;:' r with 2 blac k
an.Ks. 3., . i;' hot and Co.'d
shower fachty. :
furnished Cost L :
-. Cai Nik. Te 62'-
Serious enqurci s o'

PHONE 225-9944.
bedroom top flat with all
conveniences. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636. .
ONE furnished 5-bedroom
house in Roraima Complex,
WBD. USS500 mth. Contact
Ryan on 225-5363 or 645-5343.
ATLANTIC Gds., Railway
Embankment. 2-bedroom,
toilet & bath. bottom flat.
a.rking lot. large yard space.
rice neg. Tel: 220-7879, 610-
PRASHAD Nagar 25
000 (P3rl. ,- ,'i C/"ville 45
000. i S35 000.
Queenstown $50 000.
Furnished S26 000 $45 000.
Call 231-6236.---- __
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.
FULLY furnished
apartments short term and
long term rental, AC, parking,
internet, security and phone.
Two bedrooms. Tel. 231-
8748., 222-6494, 615-1525.
single working girls. Furnished
room for overseas short term.
Lot 3. 'BB' Eccles, New
Housing Scheme. Tel. 233-
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.)
bedroom fully furnished, upper
flat apartment. Secured AC
telephone. parlr ra. hot and
cold. Call 6- : 226-1457

0 I00 n e. a
(NEAR C AMll P ST. S20 000.
LARGE 1-BiDOO 535 ,200

omforos0es' 2 BEDROOM $35,000
INICE) $80,000

EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle. Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enguiries pIs. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
single working girls. Furnished
room for overseas short term.
Lot 3. 'BB' Eccles, New
Housing Scheme. Tel. 233-
2 2 4 9 ...... ... ... ... ... .. ..... .. .
FURNISHED. unfurnished
executive ordinary houses,
flats, buildings for
commercial, residential
purposes countrywide. Ryan.
el # 227-4876. 652-4591.
QUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis
Tel # 226-5137/227-1843.
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with
AC. hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available. Call
226-8990. 615-1203.
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, 623-1562.
EARL'S Court. LBI 1 -3-
bedroom two-fat house in
Sxc lle nt n condition Fully
I :. e parkinG. hot and
. 7 A'4a- '-e"r.'ht now
Rent $ S3 _' 'C sq!e-- $16M
Cal Nar-h Pc-r h aic ..- 225-
98382. 650-22-
T W 0 E D- C R 0 N
a p a r t m e' n t '^ v ; v ;t : d
I : -: m .at ,ie ho e
p," ,. .' fla! V; :ia ce NI r!h
ECD S2 Or. er rmorntlh.
Decent c0 -,:4e vth le chdid
or decent M '&:hI,;: Cli .
0207 274-0"-1 3.-787

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EXISTING restaurant REGENT ST. $36M,
space160 000- ermonth or business TEL. 226-1192, 623-7742
space -S130 000 per month. -61
Located at the corners of HOUSE & land 61
Cummings & Sixth Streets. Tel. Annanda;e South Marsh3l
225-470"9, St. S1i8M. Tel. -, 2 .55't
FULLY furnished 2- at ONE 3-bedroom house
bedroom apt., hot and cold at LBI Railwa, Line Tel.
water, tel. line clean and 220-2366. 615-'1518
safe USS500 er mth.. .
Utilities included. Call 222- BEL Air Springs -
3962 any day 10 am 6 pm. $33M negotiable.
FULLY fenced and 1Ke1omes 231-8469
secured concrete bond (84 x 0315. GANESH.
32). suitable for processing FOR sale by owner -
plant, factory storage, etc at property at Public Road De
Public Road MC Doom. Hoop. Mahaica, ECD. r-a
Phone 226-1903....623-2717.
ounfurne. twohed. thaparten & our storey, concrete building
bedrooms. Queefnstown transport available). 641-
bedrooms. Queenstown 4295. 622-7859
residential, from USS25 per 295. 622-7859
davl, on term at so LAND with 2 houses at
available.el.624 4-225 41 Agrculture Rd.. Triumph
DIPLOMAT or company Sideline Dam. Call 263-
executive house in tidy 5338.
location, also well LOW income properties
maintained apartments or LOWfraceme pies
professionals Business or for sale in Berbice $2,6M
school property more details. Tel. 227-4551 682-259.
Call Excellence Realty -
227-8010, 625-7090.
OFFICE or business
space to rent 1 spacious
bottom flat located at 77
Hadfield St., Werk-en-Rust.
G!town. Contact Lyndon
Amsterdam or Rovsdale
Forde on Tel, 227-1656 or
227-0676 during Office

furnished 6-bedroom
residential home @ US$1
800; furnished 2-bedroom
top/bottom apts. @ US$600,
residential. Others Call 226-
FOR sale or rent
furnished concrete executive
type two-storeyed 4-bedroom
house on ', acre of land. Fully ONE business property
grilled and mosquito mesh, on Sheriff Street, suitable for
self-contained and air day or night business. Call
conditioned master 22 -0902 or 628-7410.
bedroom. Call 611-7868, .
624-8894. 3 B E D R 0 0 M
LAL'S REALTY --231-7325 greenheart house. Single
612-9574. Charlotte St. $35 storey, big back yard
000 (office). Robb St. US$1 Contact 655-2778 or 264-
000 (bus. ,. Kingston 3- 1449 after 4 prm.
-bedroom 50 obb00 TWO-STOREY wooden
u.eenstown 3-bedroom $50 ao c onsa erE
ueenstownS 3-bedroom- 5 and concrete property at
000. LBI, Kersaint Park, ECD.
0TOP FLAT semi- Price neg. Contact 625-2110
furnished, 3 b/rooms $60 000 AMERICAN Style 2-flat
neg. House by itself $95 concrete house in hihl,,
000, B. A. P. US$1 200( residential area r a Air
Sec tion 'K' US$7004.. Ran. Tel. # 227.-4876. 652-.
US$600. Apt $35 000. $45 45 91.
000, $55 000. $65 000
rooms, bond. office business. Lot 202 Section' C
Tel.227-8932 225- Enterprise. East Coast
2709,623-2591. Dem erara. 2-storey concrete
EXEUTVE.......... 5-bedroom house 611-
PRASHAD Naq ar, Bel 8912, 227-3788
Air. Campbellvil atre from
US$250 US$800, US$900. T R A N S P 0 R T E D
US$1 o 00, US$2 000 concrete front huilding wi h
US$2 500. full furnished two self-contained t Tree-
apts from $40 000 $80 bedroom apartment, no
000" 2 & 3-bedroom repair, vacant possession.
furnished and unfurnished. 642-06:36.
Bonds various locations
other rentals available. OLEANDER Gdns C/
commercial and residential ville. Lamaha Gdns.. Bel Air
not listed above. Goodwill Park. North Road Regent
Real Estate. 223-5204, Road. Sonja 225-7197 23-
225-2540, 628-7605, 618- 2537.
7270. PROPERTIES for sale -
EXECUTIVE house Bel $85M 107 Regent & Light
Air Park, 184 Eping Ave, & St.. $50M. 118 Regent St.:
Kaieteur Rd. Immaculate. $12 .5M, 113 Regent St.,
modern, convenient. back bld g.: $45M, 75 Church
se cure spacious fully St. Iwob ldgs, inyard. Tel
grilled & air-conditioned. # 225-2228: 223- 053.
master and 2 bedrooms.
3 '- baths, double garage. EXECUTIVE new and
etc. agents, embassies and nice house. Bel Air Park -
international organizations S35M neg. TEL. 226-9062,
are all welcome. Call 277- 611-0315.
3814. 225-4413. 646-
9319. 619-9972, 614-0949 HOUSE for sale. 1
or sharonxs.@nyc.rr.comt bungalow 3-bedroom inside
EXECUTIVE RENTALS: toilet and bath. Tel 220-7252
SPRINGS SUBRYANVILLE. concrete building located
SEC.'K' C/ VILLE, PRASHAD in Good Hope Gardens.
NAGAR APT $80 000
QUEENSTOWN COURID Kissoon Scee E Tel. 666-9447.CD.
PARK KITTY TP FLAT-1$80 e 66 -9447
000EASTST .. BOTTOM FLAT 35 'J Duncan Street.
B US .IR ES ID E N C E Section 'K Carnpbellville.
UMMINGS ST. BUS HIG Georgetown For business,
ST., US.HUGE BOND. G/ res idential pu pose Tel
TON KITY BUSINESS. TEL. 614-5034. Price S8.5Mv.
226-8148. 625-1624.
2 RONE eight-beONE going business
ONE eight-bedroom premises: one secured
property to let in prime beautifully tiled office one
residential area. razor wire three-bedroom house fully
mounted on fence, rilled in Now Amsterdam
generator in place 4 ACs. el: 333.-2500
nt and cold water. filtered CHARLESTOWN. 3-storey
water throughout the wooden building. Ideal for
building. etc. one two- churchschool. enerat store.
bedroom i oie levei concrete c,
house, new. Grove $35 000 tc 1 U $0 00
c month one two-iedroom Ederson's 226-5496.
rower flat r,..:.i, .:onstructed C/VILLE $14M, Bel Air
in Bourda. '..' 000 per Park 25M$30M & OM
month: one two-bedroom Queenstown $- 1 1'5M,
senni-fur. lower flat REGENT ST. $36,M neg.
USS600. US$1 000. middle Eccles $45M Tel 226
floor 1 000 sr ft. aporox 1192. 623-7742.
USS750" two bedroorn ower
lat Robb St., Bourda NONPariel. ECD- 2-stoiey
US$600: two-bedroom lower wooden and concrete building,
fiat. Camp St. S45 000. 3 bedrooms downstairs
entire concrete building and ,-r-- store S11M neg
compound. rort n -.000 Ederson's -
Cummningsburg. Wills Realty 226 -5496
227-2612. 827-8314


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DIAMOND and LBI 2 and
bedroom transported
apertyo 233-6160.
SOESDYKE Public Rd -
jvacant 2-storey, 3-bedroom
rnansion. Area for tennis.
Swimming pool $13M/US$65
g000. Ederson's 226-5496.

storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion. Ideal
international hotel S65M/
US325 000. Ederson's -
HAVE you buildings for
sale? BB Eccles. Kitty. Nandy
Park, Republic Park We have
buyers US dollars. Ederson s
NEW Hope, EBD Road -
river wharf, Ig. ships, ware
,,uise, active general store -
$12M/bS$60 000. Ederson's
KINGSTON, near foreign
embassies colonial mansion.
Ideal international hotel -
$85M/USS425 000
Ederson's 226-5496
CAMP/Robb Sts vacant
3 2-storey buildings, road to
alley way. Ideal 4-storey
supermarket. sublet 20 mini
malls $26M/US 30 000
Ederson's 226-5496.
STABROEK, Brckdam -
1 2-storey corner r.....'r- I t- -,
doctors clinic. -.1.. :.
S,, int ernet cafe
.*, '_, ".,130 000.
person's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS, Guyanese
doctors who wants new
hospital, computer lab, X-rays,
burnt unit Invest wisely. $40M
neq. USS220 000. Ederson's
(- 226-5496.
NON Pariel, ECD 2-
storey concrete modern design
mansion. front lawn for tennis.
swimming. $14M/US$70 000.
Edersons 226-5496.
flat concrete ,.lil.
bedrooms with _iii ,. i
convenience. S5.3M.
Ederson's- 226-5496.
G/TOWN central. Ideal for
5 3-storey buildings make 20
mini, malls, monthly rent will
ay mortgage es. $70M neg./
US$350 000. Ederson's -
business investment, new 2-
storey concrete building.
bottom general store $7.5M/
US$37 000. Ederson's 226-
NORTH Ruimveldt -
vacant new 2-flat concrete
buildings 4 luxurious
bedrooms, area for tennis,
swimming $12.5M/US$62
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH RD. vacant 2-
storey concrete building. Ideal
i", al^CG, int' llet, -25M/
US$120 000. Ederson's -
BB ECCLES, vacant new
2-storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion, parking,
AC $30M/US$150 000
Ederson's 226-5496.
GUYANAESE overseas -
owners of buildings. trying to
managing their property.
Losing, millions. Ederson s
Realty has professional
management services. 226-
ROBB, Bourda Market 2-
storey building $75M/$50M/
US$250 000. Owner needs
rnedical. Ederson's 226-
PARIKA prime commercial
1rea. 3 building S, for any
business, general store mal
or ., ,, ,,,, hotel Invest
wis g. ,ej. Ederson's

NEW 110Iuse fully
; b mth. central
S ,, r from Disn"ey
S oi- l da Prir -
N 000) or ne. -r :
No 954-294-7373
SBEDROOM concrete &
o !\ ttey St
Rud' ,I L iquor R I ,i llrn[
,coi'ne lot;.. S0 ,,e .
Contact 2.'7-6204
F4 FEET x 25 feel. 2-
r'oria concrole ho1

SPACE 313 SM TEL 226-
1 192, 623-7742.

. ; P R T "

Agency 225- 054', .2-
0I. '5"


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 2
D'AGUAIRS Park. Nev.,
Providence. Eccles Q ,n.
P/Nagar. Bel Air Springs.
Happy Acres. Sheriff St. i
00 sq ft etc Rvan Tel =
227-4676. 652-4591. _
SEVERAL properties at
Kitty. Queenstown, Section
'K'. Meadow Brook. Duncan
St North American Ms
Persaud 225-5198. 231-
2064, 225-2626. 225-2709.



l]ti't- L,'i,'n BeIAir' P apk,
Sury,~anville! Bel Ai M en,
Lamanha Ggdns, iis
Girtn,,', AiI',t'r lisrWlen
HOPPY ACV0s3Repailf Park etc,

227-1988, 270-4470.623-6431
Em ail: -.*.. i',jlrc-3ii, ,.~ ,,di, .i,:,, ., n

FOR sale or rent -
furnished concrete executive
type two-storeyed, 4-bedroom
house, '/2 acre of land. Fully
grilled and mosquito meshed,
self-contained and air-
conditioned. master
bedroom. Call 611-7868 or
GREIA -.. needs quickly
lar e plots of land with or
without buildings in excess of
12 000 15 000 sq. ft., other
properties and land to
purchase 14 or around
Georqetown. Tel. 225-3737,
225-4398. 615-7078.
ONE two-bedroom
concrete house and land for
sale, situate at Lot 834
Yarrawkabra, East Bank
Demerara. Size of house 37
ft. x 24 ft. size of land 200'
x 130.7 201.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002.
ONE concrete property in
the vicinity of Camp and
Middle Sts., repairs suited for
doctor's residence and homc
$15M ner. Phone Mr. Indhall
Kir. 225.'- -', : -3-2,.,:4"
ONE concrete property in
the vicinity of Camp and
Middle Sts., repairs suited for
doctor's residence and home
$15M ne Phone Mr. Indhall
618-4716. 225-5198 or Ms
King 225-2626, 225-2068
ONE large 3 years old
concrete Bel ir Park property
in the vicinity of round about,
reduced from $60M to $43M.
Phone Tony Reid Realty -
225-2626. 225-5198, 231-
2064, 225-2709.
ONE double lot in D Urban
St.. reduced from $15M to
99M, one land at Mandela
ve. & D Urban St. 95 x 50
lus reserve for school!
business, reduced from S11M
to S85M. Phone 225-2626
225-51 98/231-2064/225-

PRIME commercial
S situated at corners
N -.r: rc ,- ;, '. i 1
'. e eOauipminent sale.
,''e sies tirre saies
Lumber proc r re' re sto e
for expnorationi aid
woowor ; s1.0:)o For
FOR salt bI \.' r On.
'roent rpertv formp'-
U O -'. HeGe'

'o d's .Realty *2, =:-" "

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ONE co-crete,'wooden
house i.. ale St South
CummringscrDu ail o54-328
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325.
612-9574 Kingston $35M,
Middle St. S65M Bel Air -
S25M. North Road S40M.
517M. Ne,'. Road S35M. Crane
- 30M. Subranvflle $30M.
Sheriff S; S75M. S50M. Good
Hope 58M. Lusignan $8M.
THE only corner
executive residence self-
contained, Patio. study.
music room. servant quarter.
corner location. rental
potential USS3 000. This
is Jacaranda Ave., Bel Air
Park with USA garage
reduced from $ 5M t o
$275 000. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 225-5798,
225-2626. 231-2064, 225-
EAST Coast 5-building
complex USS850, Happ -
r i Camp Street L' : ',
1 *,:- Street S65M South
Road S9M. hm.-,7 street -
US$650 000. ,' ll,.i i ,n St. -
S100M. Robb St. US$650.
Church St. US$650 000. Good
Hope $28M. And many more -
227-0464, 646-3251.
ONE five-bedroom
concrete '"-i' --Area D North
Sophia :. i. one three-
bedroom ) '-coden building on
corner, in .: -.-,i condition.
Albertown $15M: one five-
bedroom concrete and
wooden property in South
Ruirnveldt Gardens, G/town -
S17M neg., one large bond on
land with erections, thereon,
Charlestown S35M: one four-
bedroom concrete and
wooden building .Tucville -
: Wills Realty 227-
,:_ 627-8314.
SOUTH $7M., .-i Werk-
en-Rust $6.5M, :l $10M.
Robb St. $15M, $22M,
S80M, Ave. of the Republic -
US$1M, US$2M. Regent St. -
US$1M, G$120M, $70M,
P. Croal St. $60M,
S1 South Rd. $11M.
Brickdam $55M, $40M.
Alberttown S13M. $12M.
$7M, Queenstown $14M.
Duncan St. S18M 30M.
Campbellville $14M.
Kin ston $50M. Bel Air Par
- S30M, $40M. Section 'K' -
S28M, $25M, Prashad Nagar
- $16M, $40M. $24M, just off
sheriff St. $65M, bond,
office school or restaurant,
Atlantic Gardens $14M.
$25M. Happy Acres $25M.
Republic Park $40M, and
other properties Industrial
commercial and residential
not listed above. Goodwill
Real Estate 223-5204 628-
7605, 225-2540 618-7270.
337 Quamina St.. between
Cummings & East Sts.

ECCES $14M & M$17
KINGSTON: 4 i8/OMeMo -S50M
SPACE, 70 X 160) S30M.

1 PS 11 S18 000.
0753 OR 226-0861.
1 POOLS tale, .n aooc
condition, fo, sale. Cora:-
Dollie 662-658
EARTH fo sa:e ce.,er,
to spo' Also Boo Cat rental
Ca l. 626-7127
USED Barber chairs.
Hardly used Call 629-
AMPLIFIER CD Deck. mixer,
tape deck. equaliser horn.
freezer, Nissan Caravan 220-
PURE breed American
pit bull puppies, 8 weeks
old Call Barry # 268-2264
S40 000 each
GOING cheap. Pools
table. Call 616-9900.
FLUFFY affordable : ,.:
for sale. Tel. 227-8451. --,.
1 POOLS Table, working
condition. Call 663-6174.
6 WEEKS old p;tbuli pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456
PARTS for twin tub
washing machines (new).
Telephone 641-2026, 227-



in Bourda.


$7.5M. Neg.

NEW 18" Celestion
frontline 11 speakers. 2800
watts. Call 226-2913. 615-
with combination and key
lock. Tel 223-6333 or 623-
2 DOBERMAN pups. pure
bred and 2 young adult
German shepherds, pure bred.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559,
twelve weeks old fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
Phone 223-0754.
-.-.. --.-. ---. --- --.... .. .. -.. .. .. -
1 NEW Sansui DVD!VCR
unit, 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Mach. Tel. 225-4937 -
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559,
1 LISTER Arc welder
280 Amo. 220v auxiliary
628-3245, 270-1709.
ONE (1) Lister generat-
iQitilng Elan .
',i e 1el. 22-5 319 ts.
NIBBI (Rottan) furniture at
re sonable i also made.'
, orde Cal 227-0902 or0

.ho: e sale i n '
: Ju T -e 1- 8

e.orimed Tre& e 222-5 3',

1- complete Internet,
S' stem with all accessories ana
idts of extras. must see -
S250 000 with manuals ar.3
lots of Progranmes vho e
oagkage at
4MM ".,' -3 8 PL
Scared whole sale ouan: ti es
'3;bbeed s General Store "'3
e St Kttv G to':- TC
226-75S5 Fax. 22?-~.5
i DELL C521 C1omTu'c,
AMD3200 '2 0 GHZi 5'MB
80GB 16X DVD-ROM. 17 flat
screen, new in box GS!60
000. Tel. 233-2546 623-
MEAT trays 10S (11 x 5
S i Sl each. caq trals
from S20 each.
compartment Styrofoam plates
S15 each. Tel 225-1620,
Laptop computers. Price
5198 999 Contact Simone
652-1175. 680-7104
17.5 ACRES loom it with
1 580 C/Hymac. 2 Ford
--.r.- trucks. Call 229-6527
-' 416.
HALIN 5000 watts silent
diesel generator, kev ;-rt. on
wheels. in case. need sold
as is $90 000 Tel "22a-431
ESTABLISHED profitabie
mobile food business
', i. l-... e freeze!
Sil 'u ,.1 and more.
Price S850 000. Call 645-
8870. 222-4163
HONDA Pressure washers
1 Stihl Brush Cutter. 1
Lawnmower, 1 mitie saw. 1 adr
compressor. 1 2 ".'. Plainer. 1
Yamaha 6000 generator. Call
FOR sale by owner 1 AT
212 Canna. AC. CD. full,
powered, nickel rims. PKK
series, too class condition
Price 1 '650 000. Tel. 646-
2401, 2"9-6842.
18" mag wheel with tyres, 2
sets. one' chrome and one
-, f e holes, fits. Ford.
._ .. ., Cherokee $150
000 each set 647-3000, 225-
MOTOROLA 1.:,,,,-,
Cards 256 MB S4 .1" i
MB $6 000. 1 GIG S8 500.
All prices vat inclusive. Call
a ne 618-0187. 689-5685, 220-
ONE Imate Jamin Smart
phone with all accessories,
ree 512 memory chip and
case included, one 650 VA Apc
battery b cl": i- ilh "'.rqe
protection I L ,, i' e il, i -
5394. 62 -- .. .7 -
Mr. Barrow
PENTIUM IV. 1.7Ghz, 40
gig hard drive, 512 MB ram,
D Drom drive, Dell Optiplex
240 in excellent condition,
CPU only perfect for business
application ATX SM!i form
tactor tower. Contact 627-8832.
old, male, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 233-2414,
233-2354, after 6 pm.
1000 pieces new Cellular
Phone parts and accessories for
all types of phones, including
Chargers etc bargain
S225,000. come and see it
1 3Ghz Celeron CPU 40
GB hard drive 256 MB RAM. 56K
Fax modem, keyboard, mouse
speakers, monitor, DVD-ROM & or
CD Burner, floppy drive. Call 623-
PUPS eight weeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed.
German Shepherd and Labrador
Very affordable prices
Ruimzeight Gardens WCD. Tel
619-985 3 or 269-0671 after 3 pm.
Pedigree stock, also ',i,'
Dachshund pups available i
',-aks 'Book now Baby
': pe baby car ur
bras "- lr
22 .n- I .. .: _,al
-... o 662 .. ir or
Sa tie.
2 4Ghz Celoron CPU PlC
GB hard .; 256 MB P"'!
128 MB r,. Ca-d 56 K ,-.
modem. Keyboard r10ousS
spea-ers, *non;or D\'D-RO,, &

es Se Fi
41 0 Please c .

AC Ho'.
1R'. .

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692007. 1054 PM

2 HONDA pressur-
,lashers. 2 chnr': sa s 2
machines. m ,'o\a\es i
umpl 2 sa ls C31i 265-
GREEN Cla\ Prcf;ie
-Inc sheets 2" ft leno h.
nev" Go;no nea3p ',\T
e\cLs, i e Ca,: 227-2027.

EARTH & reef sand
e\ cavotn aradn an:'d
... oflan'd iso'done
: 1.1 628-3-S- 0 or 644-
NEW DAKO 4-burner
cas stove (warrant)~ New,
foam mattress for double
bed. Telephone 227-
ininlmum amount
drum $2 320 00 VAT
inclusive Friendship
Oxygen Limited. Phone


Sand also available.


1 700 GALS steel
tank. 1 female mixed
pup. (quality) fully
vaccinated and
dewormed, 1 10-ton
scrap truck TL Tel. #
Everything must go. Also
garage sale. Tel. 225-
8361, 650-8360. 8 am 6
pm daily
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers Thermostats,
pumps, motors, belts,
valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call
1 MID Ranne speker
box. 2 12" eminences.
*4 bullet tweeters, 2 -
10" horns, well covered.
Call 623-7875.
PITBULL puppies 8 wks
old. vaccinated and
dewormed. Contact Navin,
29 Pouderoyen, WBD. 264-
2524, 683-7096.
GERMAN Shepherds &
Doberman pups -2 months
old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Contact
Romona on 646-7438.
ONE Butcher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact
622-4955. between 10 am
and 5 pm or 220-6440.
anytime after 5 pm
ELECTRIC oven. (1 000
WA auto transformer). new
pressure sprayer, single
bed, 7-piece dinette set
Tel. 611-3153.
Quantitv u~utiginal spare
parts for Lister and Petter
--pn- Various models Call
: 223-8866.
BEDROOM set foot spa.
hair dryer carpets, ables.
Gcrmana Hoteli Forar lhve
panis and. mor e Contact
a23 1-6972
DOG for sale
Dachshiund oc: 1 year b
ri:c ths Dachshun. rnd
SLbe rian Terire' do Por.ce

N;-,". UNUSED '-KO

2 : 2-P
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Blygezight Gu'SuC :Ca- ',om
Garden. Pras.ha Noaar Be: /'Ar
Park Q eenstov;n Sectior K
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JUNE 10, 2007-

4030, 648-2686.
4 used Water Industrial
Pumps 2 inch Bore phase 3
50.60HZ RPM 3480 HP 5.
Marathon Electric volts 208,
240, 460, $50,000 each.
1-New Water Pump on
Metal Frame for (Chiller
Pressure Washers Machine
etc- brand Bells & Gassett,
volts -240. 380. 460. Amp
YAMAHA Virgo 150c
motorcycle, just imported into
country, not registered, will
register at no cost to buyer -
$190 000. Phone 647-3000.
RESTAURANT equipment.
chairs, stools, freezer.
commercial coffee pe r,.l
fans. blenders, HFi- '.
photocopy machine. Call
Julian 225-4709.
ONE wooden boat for
sale size 55' length,
width 10, depth 6 No
broken ribs. one year, old
excellent condition. No.
665-284-7. 662-5743.
NEW Samsun g D600
cell phone unlocked to any
network. With lots of
accessories. Nordic truck
treadmill space saver, fully
powered with incline. CaN
STALL it 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm
or any time on weekend or
Shobha 0011-623-651-
MUSIC carts, two pieces,
equipped with amplifiers, CD
players, equalizers, two 12'
speakers, qlass case. 17-plate
I .1 1 p .,e 0 000 .-3.-. Phone
647- .
OWNER leaving country 3
pieces upholstered living room
chairs. I curio with 2 glass
selves, mirrored back plus 1 7-
piece dining room table and
chairs, upholstered chairs. 622-
3252, 685-1158.
projection TV needs minnr .. ri
$200 000. -F Fi .
Communication ., i' .,
components for TV i I '
Station, etc., 30 pcs. Total
bought from American
Embassy. All $500 000.
give away price. 1
Gesetner Roll oif "1--in-
110V $15,000; 1- .
AZZS Photo Copy Machine
needs fixing 1 5.000. 1
Canadian itdvy uy r-dy u
SrI'r- f.r autorrmatic I10V -
C i -,, Owner migrating
Tel. 614-9432
Type 1. manufactured by
CEMEX Puerto Rico. USA
Standard. Cement is
capable to build sky scraper
as tall as the Twin Tower was.
CallDIDCO- 225-1994,225-
8837 or Netrarn & Sons -
623-7029. 683-9051 or 266-
2515. for price and quality
1- Industrial Water Purnmp
on Metal Frame for Chiller
Pressure Washer Ice making
machine etc. Brand new
Bells & Gassets
2240 380 460V. AT 1009 3
phase 5b/60HZ 2 and a half
inche Bore. 7hp S225.000
2 new E!eceric tMotors
InJdusmLr ai, Bald or voits
'20 82-.460. RPM 3480
50/O HI-Z. Amp 13.2. 3
nhaso 5HP S75.000
.0 ni0i
Reliance l -. n O
380.220 460 Hz
RPM- 1,45. HP75 phase
3 Amnp$90,000 4
u-se m Water Industrial
Pumps 2 inch Bore 3 phase
2082---4!60 -S50.000 each
Pressure Washer complete
200, PSI. on whesis
Gasoline $7... .000
each. Nev .i. Ball Nets
complete -S 35.000 each 641-
3 phase. 50/60HZ 2
.i half mceh Bore, 7 HP
$225 UUG. N6w
Electric Motors Industrial.
Baidor volts 208 230.
460 RPM :S' 50,"60HZ.
,ms -' 2 3 ph se 5HP-
Eti' ct, .220
-,40 HZ 50'C- RPM 15
HP r li

:-- t oi l ' ry ;, .
),,,0 I

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 or 618-
ROTATING amber light,
110 volt $5 000, Candle lights
S500. Electric vibrator poker
for foundation work $100 000.
2 KVA transformers $15 000. 1
KVA transformer $8 000.
Neon sign light $10 000, oil
pressure gauges $500. auto
electric switches $500, various
.--ir.: plastic straps $5000,
-,., :.. coats $2 000, white
plastic aprons $400, workmen
sanitary gloves $100. large
fiter bows for fuel, water $2
000. Many more items. Contact
Francis Persaud. Tel. 220-3064
3 Pairs large Globe
Glass Light used complete
$10.000 per pairs. 1- new
Auto Equalizer Control Box
MODEL 798 IES imput 120
VAC -5 Amps, power
consumption 600 watts
output 12 VDC- Ingersoll
Rand. 1 Music set consist of
4 Base Boxes, 15 inch
Speakers 3 Mid Range Box.
2 Tweeters, 2 JVC double
deck Tape. 1- Mixer, Disc CD
player, 1- Pioneer Amp 260
watts all for $175,000. 2-
eairs Mercedes Benz Ree
Iiew Mirror, powered -
$30.000 per pair. New
Bedford Truck spare wheel
$12.000. one complete
Internet System with lots of
spares $250.000.1000
pieces new Celiular phone
accessory. es all for $155.000
64 1-2284
25 Bucket 5 gallon
Adhesive Paste at
S per Bucket. 1-
Co, mmerical and Industrial
Dayton V/accLim Cleaner for
Carpet or Factory Floor on
wheels. has a large dust
collector bag 110V- $ 40,000:
2 Farazz : 1 i- i 7 1 and
Poishinoa i ......: i Disc
110V .75,000 each. 1-
Tranformer imput 110V.
120V, 220V, 2-0V, 380V,
415V, output 110V, 220V.
240V- S60.000. 1- transformer
25KVA- $150.000, 1-
Stablisier r ./A -. $150.000
- Cancn i!' 6221 Photo
Copy Machine needs
,,:,, 50,000. 1- Xerox
'l I' I Copy I1, .5
needs servicing -$ ... ..' _Iol
m-amcheIs on land and have
manuals. Two Iron Sate i
'-. 1 sm,!il i L : both
1 I l00 ,, '1 I-- lew
Computer P ,,- l .- ,, 9.5
x 11 $ S"00tl '1 .-. I... '3old
Scale $ 20,000 each, 2 Gem
Diamond S,-ale -$ 40.000
each Tel: 614-9432 Owner
I . I 0 1u
1 TOYOTA Parado
bonnet $50 000 1 i0. '-
radiator for 8 6- o
,,,, $50 000. r..' -, 1
a ., sinks complete with
ail fittings S8 300 each, 1
complete toilet bowel and
flush tank (ware) S6 000. 1
Caterpillar starter and I
Hivmac. Starter $50 000
Sch, 2 Steinless steel one
side drain board sinks
frnmplete 5o 000 each. 1
Brcqgs and Stratton Pressure
'',a ei 2000 PSI complete on
,hel $60 000. 2 Teirazzo
polishing and cleaning
m a c hn e s 1i0 v $60 000
each 'I "1 e Milwaukee
rnota Ii press with
S ''- thle, 110 240v
.'''e drill
S '. 1 benc o ,1_'
ress Enaish made. 110v -
S60 000. 1 Black and Decker
cross cut saw. 110v $10 000.
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 $40 000, 1 truck
hydraulic dump pump $35
n00. 1 !arqe bench grinder.
-.&- '" I 000 12 large
square security lignis..
$S5 000 each. 20 large
different electrical panels
ant i ircut breakers, all for -
50 000. 20 oars used
.voenr an iass windows -
S1 000 oe, paIr 1 complete
,6' npoitdc satellite di-sh
?!and I i,, $80 000. all
,-aatera a i ,ai,,an zed 12
e'".', mbrt'cecor -ressors for

,-'0 t~ ". ,

STORAGE of ideal for
meat. 1 long refrigerator 24
inches cubic feet freezer 1
stand Royal Range 5 shelves
oven: true double door
stainless steel refrigerator;
cooler for houses or
commercial. Tel. 225-3693.
227-3571. 225-5029
NOW in stock are
generator set 5 KVA. 7.5
VA, 15 KVA Lister Petter, 25
KVA Isuzu, 38 KVA Deutz, 30.
75 95 KVA Perkins. 150 KVA
Dorman, 250 KVA Cummins,
37 KVA Ford. Tel. 226-6325.
227-1454, 624-1909.
Processor. 512 MB memory,
160 GB hard drive, CD "&
DVD writer, 17" flat screen -
$110 000. Town Ace bus, 12
seats. Price 475 000 neg.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Call David 233-
0203 or 654-8219
COMPUTER Pro ramms
from $2 000. Office 07, Coral
Draw 13, 07 Antivirus. Auto
CAD 06. Peachtree and
Quickbooks Accounting.
DacEasy and Quickbooks
Point-of-Sale, Building
construction software, children
Maths & English, Language
translator, Spanish. games
and more. Cal Anthony 227-
8010, 625-7090.

ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 AE 81 Corolla $320 000
negotiable Tel # 628-0054.
1 SV 30 CAMRY Price
Neg. Tel. 660-6343 or 686-
ONE Camrv SV 30, PEE
..435 $900 000 nec. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Tundra. 4 x 4
2002 model. Call 623-0957,
MF 520 Combine with new
spare parts. Tel 257-0055 615-
1 RZ minibus short base
$900 000. excellent
condition. Tel. 615-4323.
4 FORD Trucks in excellent.
also 40-feet trailers. Tel. 613-
9791, 611-2113.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M'/bike
Tel. 231-4586. 622-6448
1 TOYOTA SV 33 Cam v. 1
Toyota Tacomaid both i
excellent condition Cale 623-
1 NISSAN B12. qoeod
condition, a.c C(:t''.:iC!
Numbers: 61&i.-2 _-l.-2 4C
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 6i0-3880. 612-
7666.Pric negotiable.
TOYOTA Corona AT 170,
in good .._.. :' t.,., tape deck,
AC. etc. T,- 28 5. 6 8-
1 SERIES. 1 11 Land
Rover, working r o n edition
Tel. Call No. i"22-6159.
ONE Nissan 910 Bluebird
working condition. Price S300
C000. Tel 645-7050. 223-

1 AE 91 SPRINTER Fully
powered EFI, excellent
,-ondition Call 652-4770( Pnri
ONE Austin Maestro 5UC
ciar. one Austin Maestro 500
one to," van. 266-5013
BLACK Honda Vigor.
PFF Series $800 000 neg.
Call 622-9058 or 609-3316.



Lot 10-10 Hudfield Steet
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

1 STEEL hull trawler. 90
ft Call 227-2027. 226-7141
1 RZ MINIBUS mags.
music. BGG. Good working
condition $950 000. Ca r
1 AT 140 Toyota Corona.
good condition mags, spoiler.
music Call 222-3184, 616-

1 TOYOTA Tacoma, Extra
Cab GKK series in excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Call 218-3574,
series. Long base with
hydraulic lift. $2 5M
negotiable. 680-4151, 220-
1 ACURA Legend and 1
Jeep Grand Cherokee. fully
loaded with leather interior.
Tel 226-6432, 623-2477.
1 RZ minibus Long Base, 2
AE 91 Sprinter, stick gear All in
excellent condition Phone 268-
3953 612-54-19'
B31H 5 1 7 a rdy used.
mus.c. mags, spider. crystal
light. Price $1 475 000.
Contact 626-9780.

i- "- : ;=.d,, I

Ford Tow Truck

needs ,enero l work
sold as is.

Price $450,000.

1 AT 150 CORONA mag
rims, spider, CD deck $42
000. Excellent condition.
Price negotiable. Contact .?
270-4811. 689-1.635.
ONE 10--ton (TL) 500
Bedford dump truck, 19 feet
trav Tel. No. 611-669(. 621-
EXCELLENT condition. 1
RZ minibus fully powered
mags. music. 222-4799. 609-
1 GJJ Leyland Daf, double
axle truck with hyhab. dump,620--
0yd Tray Price neg Call 640-
2 SUZUKi vCotCfcvcles. I
GSX 1100.1 250 Custom. -4I
231-6018 Subo. 626-6114 -
ONE Toyota AT 170 Carina
fully powered, automatic.
music mag rim. AC, etc. Tel.
621-3875. 256-3216.
1 FLAIR side Toyota
Tundra. 2003 model. 22" mags.
. realsiered Going cheap.

Tel. 2271-2027 Z.u-, ,
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma.
access doors Extendcd Cab.
200' Toyota Tu dri-. fully
loaded. 619-0063 P n;
MAZDA 616 Yeiovw car 1
oC'd condition. Price
o'9abie Phone 44 4-3335.
9 c0 11,00 hrs. 1900 21.00

;< gjood offer refused
r Custom a"e',,
i:' eshv. 'ra"e l
: s d 'r tor ec

S AA 60 Carina back wheel
drive, manual. fully powered
executive $550 000 Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
GX 71 Toyota Mark II Good
working condition and fully
powered. Price S750,000
negotiable. Contact 220-3410
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims
4 AGE. 20 valve engine.
Pioneer music system, crystal
lights. Contact 641-4210.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
S2 3M. Call 225-2611.
1 TOYOTA4 x 4. in excellent
condition with all bars. 1 Nissan
4 x 4. Nissan Caravan. Tel. 225-
8802. 629-5387
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, ma
rims, fog lamps, orengina
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
ONE Coaster bus in
ood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer

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iOtc '2A 4 Toyoc :1Ak up
Top notch condition, A.C. etc
ONLY $975.000.


Lot i0-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brkickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
excelIent condition: 2 AT 92
Carina EEFI. fully powered
Tel 222-2905. 641-3821.
AA 60 CARINA Price $200
000: one RT 100 gear box -
$20 000 Phone 444-2461 or
22-6387 (Ceii).
1 TOYOTA enclosed truck
with 14 tray. Price S1.6M. 258-
0619. 650-2390. 613-2818.
1 TOYOTA Prado Model 2
000. Series PGG. rn ,.,l '
Contact Krishna '
excellent condition, 1 set RZV-4
Ma nrns Contact Leonard -
226-9316. 617-1505. _
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition, needs
body work tape deck. AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-0236
AT 192 $1 150 000. RAV-4
-PJJ series, mags, roof rack, etc
2 6M. Clean. Unique Auto
Sales 227-3551. 647-0856.


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2- Toyota Irz f ,S Buses
Carberator & EFI

Si n-10 Hadfield Street

behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

MAGS TEL. 612-6323. 228-

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1 TOYOTA pick-up, solid
def manual 4 x 4 '$1 2
$1,1M. ne- Contact Rocky -
225-1400621-590. cy
I TOYOTA RZ 15-seatei
manual, new seats, new
engine. Price $1 2M Contact
Rocky -225-1400. 621-5902
AT 192 S1 3M1 AT 212 -
I' ., Mitsubishi Lancer -
S.- .' RAV-4 $2.2M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551, 647-

AT 192 $1 3M, G-Toun,,0
ae on 17 'm's.' roof rack etc
- 5 M. RAV-4 S2 (3M
Unique Auto Sales -227-
3551. 647-0856
ONE Long Base Toyota
RZ. complete flair up. recoentU
sprayed over. excellent
condition $1 350 000 1ol,
220-4103. 616-0956
r -lK I Rims, Turbo
7 E,- 1-l.-.,:l. PKK Series.

190 CORONA $1 450
000, Mitsubishi Lancer $1 475
000. 215 Carina $1 8M
Unique Auto Sales 647-
0856, 227-3551.
2 TOYOTA Tundras. never
registered, 1 Land Rover
Discovery diesel. 1 Toyol; I1 x
4 pick F CaI b "el 22'-
5741. ( "'.'
TOYOTA HIlux Diesel pick
up $2.7M, AT 212 Carina &
192. AE 100 Corolla, EP 92
Starlet, AE 100 Core. Amar -
227-2834. 621- -6037
Blue, PKK series. W/ CD. AC
etc. 4 20" maq runim nickel)
W6 liiqs Trel' 231-0336. 625-
3 98
FORD 150 Pick Up. J doors.
qood iondllionr. C D.1 l p
pla ,er. [ultirle tra.v all
iag r-.I ri'd si i ls. -or $5 ii ;'3 t
n eg 2Il ..7J 16
ONE 2610 KG livin.'i t
OicloseId G iHi sonl', ill ioo)ii
vo) kinlq condition., rdlt 13 e'.'d
Tel 279-271 ,6-i' -5 70.;6,'tl -
1 DUMP truck. I1 wdi
tender and 330 Timber Jat k
Skidder all ate in qood
vv king condition Foi imorl
infl i matlion Contact. 26-1.
2 9 -6
S.-lies -S I 1i50 00 neg 1 At
170 Corona. PGG Seno.s I45
'ongno, S WC 011 niIq C.ill
222-2640. 613.8221
BMW 528. fully eq iplpied
(' q(od on edition $,65000. "
Mercedes 190E. ......
E,,c e llent condition "'
000. 225-1060 Lenve

NISSAN Sunny B12. qood
working condition Contact
Number 613-0807
1- SV 30 Caimy-
S, .. I naq rms S, 0
,i ,,1 Rocky 225

1 -TOYOTAAE 81 Corolla.
,rivate manual l PIic" $375
00. Contact Rocky 22,',
1400621- 5902
Nissan B13 Sentra,
autoniatic. fuliy powerd'
.. i I II condition. Price
4 ,' Contact Rocky
1 L-TOURI'"'
PKK Series, fully .
c mag rims. man-.l1. I 11
Contact Rocky 225-1400;
580 C HYMAC with "'
tracl 10 tons (I "''eel ,
i' ,-'1 1 i ,.... : C all I
Just arrived a new a shipment or
I. ,,i-,, IRZ Toyota gear box.
S ear bx i -ir box

1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
!92 Carina. 1 SV 40 Carnry.
AE 91 II ,i. .l Owner
leav1 n .. i :i # 645-
628i neg
1 AT 150 CONE (1) L eylarnd
SSinl A-IA '' tl" I"I r tI k --
-'" .,, ,r1 1 11. I i to n" )
14.5 cuu,,- ,'' .- 4
Excellent condntiu, -
nlion Tel. 9 226-5588 614-
_'568 621-2880
3 LONG base RZ
'-inibuses EFI. mags muI1ic
2 carburetors and 1 EFI late-
BHH Series Contact Dhannic
l5 680-3436
265 -u .. f Iill
NISSAN Pathfincei
loaded almost ne'. $2 51M
s Red Toyota Ceica -
S 00C. Nissan Bluebird
-50 (,00 Contact 225-8427.
1 HILUX Surf- rnags CD
rec,-i rack rear spoiler fog lamp
fer,:n flair crash bar rain visor
1,,h;"" r h! -I I" ow piece
1, ": h n,, t -0556t


U mY CHRONI CLE -JU INE 10" 2b(17-

NDAJv. --

TOYOTA 4 x 2 pick-up.
manual S850 000 Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
ONE fully loaded Nissan
Cefiro. All luxury features
Chrome rims. alarm. MP3 &
CD player and arn', nmore
accessories Tel .643-655 or
1 JEEP Wrangler 'ew
panted, new tyres only 27 000
Km Really attractive, fuin and
strong. Tons of original Jeep
accessories. Tel. # 224-5172,
617-7026 ...
I BLACK Mitsubishi
cancer PJJ series Manual
S.,, :,-. n leather seats,
,- i .: i,.. m ilea e -1 D isk
Drakes. tie bar. Excellent
condition price negotiable
Call 613-4444. ___


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jri- DlDse 1 I i
i Contact

Lot 10-10 Ji.. Street
behind Brkkdom
Police Stotior

| Te: .30 "+*.'

TOYOTA Extra Cab Pick.
Lip, 3L diesel 5-speed led'd-
liner, 31/1050 wheels. flares..
AC, crystal had lamps, iear
bumper. ne-- model nice and
clean. Must see 74 Sheriff St
226- 9109.
TOYOTA Tacoma Extra Cab.
Manual S I.9M. Mitsubishi RVR
01urbo) fully powered S 9IM.
"I i-S t S 'ir 'in ... -n. fully
po ,ered (8 ,1- ,i Tel.
'2i-9412 225-7332.
1 2001, MODEL Hilux
fully loaded 4 x 4. SLun roof
vouden rnm itteior. cirashi. bar,
bodltiin-^ h 'k .bum pef, i T
CD. 'VD deck,
speakers Tol 225-3693, 227'
3571. 225-5029
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WHEN BUYING OR ..r1-i...
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ILot 10-10 Hodfield Street
ehobilnd arickdvt
Police Station
Tel: 225-9~

E X.c:.LENT con, on
S .. AT 170 Coroa PGG
s 1"s, fully FFJ
Po 1, n1] re n li

rims PHH
Contact A, 1.,
2Q47 or 624 8700, I'i '; '
1, e 535." d..c -
Solf '",'SackR !_ ',S S-.
S'.', r a'i t -'l i' .'M. c .
r.w H oft,_ tyvres "n ,, -
X'tra Cua l 'ick
S' T\oa 212 beautu
\3400 I, L -' .-C'S

1 850 MINI for sale. Tel.
233-0591, 667-6644.
TT 131 TOYOTA Corona
Tel.617-3625. 264-2725
S900 0cn :,.- Te! 276-36S-
or 268-- :.-,
1 NISSAN Sentra, 1 B 12
Nissan Sunny S550 000 each
neg. Both cars automatic Tel
648-1011, 662-0195e
1 Nissan Pulsar Convertible,
2-door, automatic, fully powered.
Price S1.2M. Contact Rocky -
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 Extra Cab.
diesel engine, manual, crash,
AC, ma rims. Price S2 22M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-
1 TOYOTA Camry. L.H.D,
manual, fully powered, a/c.
sunroof. Price $850 0000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400.621-
1 AT 212 SILVER Grey
Toyota Calina Excellent
condition, mrag ims alarm
AC $1 800 000 Contact
Seepaul 225-6455. 648-
0369. 5
1 AT 150 CARINA, recently
spray job. 14" mag wheels, new
EFI engine, sold is is S450 000
ne otiable. Call Tel # 227-
1974. 680-6065
1 SSR Hilux Surf, EFI. mags.
music, P" I -ii ,, i .
3Y engi - 1, i- I
AE 91 C ., ,,.ai ,, ,,
Tel. 627 .,:: .
I1 NISSAN Cefiro. 2002
model. automatic. fully
powered, nickel mag rims PJJ
series 1 owner $S33M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
DAVID Auto Sales. We buy
and sell used vehicles locate
238 South Rd. & Alexander
St. AT 170 Canrina & Corolla,
AE 100. Sprinter & Corolla, AT
192 Carina 212 Carina
Mitsubishi Lancer, Long and
Short base minibus. 227-1845
Mon Frin., 229-6253
1 TOYOTA RZ (Long Base)
diesel i..; ,El'
automatic. i I ,
C D player. : ,:.. J ..
drive. Price r t ,
RZ (Long Base) diesel engine.
(BKK No.) manual. EFI, Turbo.
CD player. Price $2.3M
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
FOR the best factory
reconditioned i-i ,. I III
stock are IRZ ,, I new
model. EFI cat eyes, new
model AT 212 Carina
l I Lancor. i "- n
r1 ,- 4 T ,4- ,
Pickup Hilux t ...; i AT"
192 Car.. .Canter truck
Caldina ,, Credit terms
and trade-in facilities
available a Paul Camacho
Auto Sales, 1 Ciroal St
Stabroek (bet Albert &
-' ,, Sts.) Tel 225-0773,

ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
FJ 80 Autoriatic transmission
3F 7 ,,, 4 500 cc nnmi-
EFI i 11 powered i -
door locks, self start, aiarmn
AM/FM. stfeoI and CD nlaver.
automatic Def lock for four-
wheel drive inside IeatheM
seats. I.("gh and iow range
drive. 4 neA., Good 'Yealr ivres
.r. fomg ari.'s ae ,s.ab-i
: rr I. ,_ .. 1 c-.of r ck. ac,
,' ors, un sor ,'
n e v i2% battery ck
;it '. ipe ; air
corditionter, e celle er ower
mirrors, fully security system
fronr the 2 years 60 iionths
old, PJJ series. immaculate
condition excellent r'tei or
nd f el conS;!; .' e l
f te I r n ,, ;

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Ramdenol Auto Sales

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dese,,e t a bes

1 N E 'A , ?'. o c e H 1 I L S t i f'
ig music. remote start etc
Call 220-2366 610- 5 10.
Going cheap
1 TOYOTA Camnry, back
vhee- a -a. ag rnims a'c
an a.ave- '- ceerit condition
Price 525 Contact 225-
1400 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (3Y)
automatic, fully powered a/c,
mag rims DVD (TV) alarm,
remote start $2.3M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400,621-5902.

1- _TT._-TI"=TT- "Z' 7,
W hio. Inie i i I ,,inni, '., T
1 6 p1'.1 .. t ,- '
DVD sound system 4 s AC, lots more. Best ouet (im(ept, d

DV d oun sem Best offer ouepled

offer otfepted

.es t a ,e ... ..p jed

,. r f (f h . -, , , .
will relistli free with nes number
to buyer 4- cylinder, pron .
needs sonic work .,,,,' '
S950,000 firm
CALL: 225-4631
Or check oiut 68
Rocbb Street,

1- EP 82 Toyota Starlet.
PHH series, automatic, fully
powered, a/c, -i 'irns, 2-door
Turbo. Price : t Contact
Rocky 225- ." ... i-5902.
WE have for sale and rental,
boats, car, 4x4s trucks
motorcycles, tractors, combines,
backhioes, etc Go to
www.netsurfire corn to view
photos of all vehicles. Wo help
you to rent and sell your
vehicles, commission free For
more information, please contact
:' 225-9695 223-8199, 333-
,, 621-8271.

ARE selSgnq 5our
vehicle .. ,* e r quick
sale ( .. ., Sales,
Lot 169 Larainah ac De. Abrue
Street, Newtown, K t. 40
Camry. 212 Ca na 'ST 190
Cormonp AT 1' C.'ia AE 100
Corolla, S nnter AE 91 Sp inter.
AT 170 Car;,,iCorona. Wagons.
RZ houses, small lbw-s Toyota
Hilux Surt 4 and i and
Iman, others T: 225 ;03, 231-
3690. 6 5 -2
1- Chey Sv erado 4x4
enclosed 5 '.i s Power maqD R .a- onc Step

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C te :. dnubIe
oack h'eel. s:ed trav. HP
.5'c - onda ,
2' r i , t ii,"ds a ry .,

624-0762. A NAME AND

ONE Maid for Domestic
work. Call 226-0207. 650-0655.
1 MALE TO sell DVD
movies. Call Chris 233-0150.
1 MAID aQe 45 50.
Call 231-2977 ask for Bib
1 MAID. Aoply i72 Eastield
Drive Nandy Park. ES Dem
ONE response ire ca:
D.ivers. Cali 7e- 2,,1-7475
ONE ox\,qen cvinder Contac:,
Sandra 2263284 6-8280.
URGENTLY on- 1 '
DiES.. wth Loq
Licence JInd c ntie O3i'.ei T& 621-

YARDMAN between the
ages of 35 and 50 yrs Valid
Police Clearance. 225-2535
I LIVE-IN Domestic, age 35
45. 231-874'. 222-6494, 5-
DISPATCHER- r Dnvers to
\work in Taxi Service. Tel
225-5075, 225-7364.
A HIRE car Driver to
work car around
Georgetown at Taxi
Service 641-2284.
1 l. LIVE-IN Domestic. 35
45 vrs Preferably from
country area. Tel. 226-4756,
62 1-3,65.
irger, ";' to work jii bar (can \
GARDENER/ Handyman.
Guards & Porters. Apply Mai\
: '" ntre 98 Rege":t

DISC Jockey to work nt Cllt.
Purple Heart. Chaitv. EssFs,..o "
Coast. Call 225-25.5.
Coiiact R &T Taxi. Sema 5..
"- Civille Tei 227-0183

urgently to work in bar (cai; irve-i n
attractive salary Contact 259-0574
LIV\/E-IN Domestic from
countrvaree 20 to 45 y
.. 07-
PORTERS. Mivlust know _,
read and write. Apoiv to Th
--- ;:- I',: Sh-,"s '5 LCarnt St
l l Sn>" cI

CONTRACT cars needed at c Cabs fo promotion
ci'ront/ --- ars must be in
.i l or 621-1548

jiLL C.ei
6L LiL

Duncan St ,S

Tbl;c Hos
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make Pun I

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1ne rin
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,'ORKSHOP need sn e '-
i 'r ers earn as much as S52 .'
.,eek'c Job work 261-3055.
Acpi in person witth intTite"
3c cat ion. Hack s a. .
Restaurant. 5 Co'mmerce S 9 -11am
COUNTERiDeiivery Ce- ,
Apply in person to Ta:a ..
Trading Co Ltd.. 23 Lomba-'-
Street. Werk-en-Rs:
work in Anna Regina. Conac:
Dhilip 662-9255. 648-775-
tools Apply in person to
Guyana Variety Store. 68
Robb Street (Nut Centre) Ask
for Johnny.

DAY. 663-8215.
ONE Handyboy to work in
business place, living
accommodation provided Cali
228-5655. 228-5378

'- yO interested in
buying the dream house
hi *.. i... or repaiirng.
your properly? Then
place to call is Ruquas Real
Estate Development 1or
your ultimate needs. We '
advertise your property for
free. Contact us one
-'03. E1ai0 us on
I, I.' I 1 I 1
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HOUSELOT Diamronid
Scheme. Person I I: .
exchange or give' uIo i
offeil Call 231-6236..
KITCHEN Assistants
experiencee in restaurant
catering is a definite asset buit
not required Send i r
app.ication to German s
Restaurant. 8 New Market Strcr t

-ears experience in i',- t
Apply with written *ix
Jay's Variety Store, King St
(Sharon's Building)
CALL 684-6350 OR 609-6600.
KITCHEN staff, cdea:er
,,waiters, waitresses, cash' er
Apply in person with appllict-iion
I.i II -1iJ I to Karrniho t. 51

UiRGENTLY Bargirls. aI i
A'tes. s Apply person to DOr
ooi F 315 ,:!dle St. tw en
the i; of 10 am and 11.45 am Nri
ONE mature Baby s-ter Hous-
keeper Must have expenenrt-
Contact Diana .-. 67-7773 or 662-
ONE Security Guarr age
35. 55 y,'r Apply l perso- at
288 Mddler, St. G/town
P'eferabiv from East Coast
OUS K E E P E RCoo k

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cCL,:nt area ber: een ages t? to
Ie c c64-228

Vv&TRESS C eane: Must
:'o abe tO .'nsv', er rhone Applt
.'e?!so to Hiiton Restau!aant
,e Te' 226-5818
ONE day shift Cleaner and
one Handybov. one night shift
Attendant and Waitress. Tel
226-6527. 623-7242 also one
Supervisor to run a club.
CALL 226-9700
Handvman to work in
Subr\,anviltle .Ap ,pl, in person
to The Manaqer P Ramroep
and Sons. 23 Lombard Street
Waiters. Kitchen Assistant
Handyboys Appl ivi ernso. Hacks
-aiaal Restaut an. 5 Comi.':ai '-ce
Street, G'town am -r i am.
Scheme Pe:son i .,i;l:nq ti
ill 2031-623S .
EXCAVATOR Operators t.'
work in the inte io. interested
person can contact tel. # 225
703. 625-5136
WVANTED at Surivai
Supermarket Salesuirl.
Porters. Applicants must hav-c
secondary ; 1 .1 j ] I i
apply wi th a "1 a -" l I : .'""
to 16 Duncan and Vlssenqen
Road. Tel. 4 227-8506.
TWO (2) used small Japanese
cat in excellent condition. Contact
,j-f1r Raghubir, R.K's Secuiity
SST"yvices, 172 Charlotte & Light
Streets. Georgetown. Tel # 226-
7541. 227-5072. 226-0168.
SIX (6) dogs (Doberman &
German Shepherd) 6 mths -2 vrs
S10 $20 000 instant cash
Contact Maryiann RK's Secuntv
Services. 172 L iqht & Charlotte
Streets, C .. Te 226-
7541, 227
ONE Domestic worker to wash,
)tess, clean and do general
housework. Also she should know
how to deal wvvh children ages 10
11 and 17. Working hours 7 arn -
3 pm Interested person contact
Eunice Major at Tel. # 218-4524
645-2979 or 628-0756
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Pietersen's freak dismissal good sign for England's bowlers

By Richard Sydenham

(Reuters) Kevin Pietersen
said his freak dismissal
against West Indies in the
third Test yesterday was a
good sign for England's
Pietersen. chasing his third
century in as many tests. was
out hit wicket for 68 on the
third day as England piled up
313 in their second innings to
set the visitors an unlikely vic-
tory target of 455.
"I've never seen anyone get
out like that," Pietersen told re-
porters. "It was really bizarre.
freakish. I don't know what

"It was weird but if a ball
bounces like that and flies
through the top it's a really
good sign for our bowlers and
for England to try and wrap
up a series victory tomorrow."
Pietersen. attempting to
hook a shonr ball Iroml seamner
Ds a\ ne Bra\o. saw his helinet
fall on to the stumps after be-
ing struck on the head.
The England batsman said
the chin strap pulled away on
"It's probably time for a
change." said Pietersen. "It-does
shake you up a bit when you
get hit on the head at 80-mph.
it's not fun. It doesn't happen

to nmin> people doing a job."
Pietersen said he was irri-
tated by the bowler's celebri--
tion as Bravo ran towards ithe
boundary but added he \would
not hold any grudges.
"They celebrate like West
Indians do, they really enjoy
their wickets and fair do's to
them because they've run in and
tried really hard and got their
rewards, especially that (Darren)
Sammy. He did a fantastic job,"
said the world's third-ranked
Medium-pacer Sammy
picked up seven for 66 in the
second innings.
Pietersen was also irritated

at missing out on a.nothcr cen-
".It is definitely some-
thing I am frustrated with."
he said. "I didn't think I was
going to get rneself out other
than the w a\ 1 did get out.
"Winning the series is the
most important thing but driv-
ing to the ground this morning 1
found out I a\ eraiged 14.4 in all
cricket in seven \ears at this
ground ...bizaTrre. So it's not one
of mi favourite grounds.
"Thank goodness there's
no Ashes Test (here) in
2009." England. 1-0 up in the
four-match series, reduced
West Indies to 22 for one at
the close.

Cuba make Mexico work but lose 2-1

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well to open the scoring, but
Mexico eventually wore
them down for a 2-1 win in
Group-C of the CONCACAF
Gold Cup on Friday at Gi-
ants Stadium.
In the other match, Panama
opened Group C of the
CONCACAF Gold Cup with
a 3-2 victory over Honduras.
The Cubans stunned
CONCACAF power Mexico,
when Reynier Alcantara blasted
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Cuba however, could not
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goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
This energised Cuba, and
they constantly threatened the
Mexicans, but the equalizer
came in the 38"' minute.
Borgetti. who earlier had a
header cleared off the line,
butted Adolfo Bautista's cross
past Odelin Molina in the 38'i
minute, after he beat the Cuban
offside trap.
Then a blunder by Molina
in the 56th minute put Mexico
in front for good.
Jose Fonseca, who came
on for Bautista at the start of
the second half, took Pavel

Pardo's through ball and fired
at goal.
Molina spilled the shot and
Nerv Castillo swept in to put
the rebound in the net to give
the four-limne Gold Cup cham-
pions the lead.
Four matches were being
played yesterday..
Among them, Caribbean
No. 1 Trinidad & Tobago
feature against the United
States, the title-holders and
hosts, in Carson, Califor-
nia, and Caribbean champi-
ons Haiti will also take the
field against El Salvador in

Samuels accuses

coach of


(from page 31)
Dear Mr. Findlay,
I am writing to you because I want to bring to your atten-
tion a situation which I find myself in and which I feel is
affecting my cricket.
At our first net session since I arrived in England I was
told by coach David Moore to start the fielding session then
I was asked to bowl in the nets which I happily did.
However I was not given an opportunity to bat until after
all the other batsmen and bowlers batted. At this time the
net bowlers were very tired and unable to bowl properly
and you would understand that since I only recently ar-
rived it is important for me to get an equal chance to ac-
climatize and prepare myself for the test match if given
the opportunity.
I am writing to you because this is not the first time this
has happe iid ^C ".: UInder Bennett King, in Malaysia and
India in 2006 and I was faced with the same suuauu .. ..
only changed in India after I complained about it in a team
meeting and Mr. Clive Lloyd intervened.
But now it is continuing again under Bennett King's as-
sistant coach David Moore who has taken over. I feel I am
being deliberately set aside and I am not pleased with this
since it is happening too often.
I would appreciate if you would kindly address this mat-
ter in order to ensure that I am treated with some amount
of equality especially since I have been faced with many
challenges during my career.
I am forced to write to you also because for too long I have
kept quiet on several things, such as this, which have af-
fected me in the past. I think it is important for me to
bring this to your attention so that you can.address it and
help to ensure that there are no distractions.

Marion Samuels
SWest Indies.

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Kevin Pietersen is out hit wicket as his helmet falls onto
the stumps. (Yahoo Sport)

(From back page)
urgent answers.
The sources told the CMC Sports Wire. who first broke
the story on Wednesday of Gayle's rejection, that the selec-
tors made it clear they intend to resign if the Ken Gordon
administration did not provide justifiable reasons for the ac-
tion taken by the executive at a meeting last Sunday in Port-
of-Spain after the squad was selected the previous day in
Gayle, a 27-year-old batting all-rounder and veteran of 168
Internationals, got the favour of the selectors after appointed
captain Ramnaresh Sarwan was injured during the second Test
against England and ruled out of the rest of the tour.
Ganga. 28. is Gayle's Test opening partner, but has played only
35 ODIs in a chequered career, which started in 1999 with his last
ODI against Pakistan at Lahore in December.
Ganga was vice-captain for the Test series against England, but
he is now leading the side for the last two matches.
Not only was Gayle turned down as captain, but also two other
players whom the selectors named in key positions for the lim-
ited-overs matches against England beginning in the last week of
June, and the West Indies A-Team tour to Zimbabwe. starting at
month- end.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin was rejected as
Gayle's vice-captain, and Barbados captain and all-rounder
Ryan Hinds suffered a similar fate for the same position in
the A-Team.
Sources said the WICB executive felt that it was premature to
elevate Ramdin and gave the job to veteran middle order batsman
Shivnarine Chanderpaul. who was West Indies captain a couple
years ago.
Hinds was overlooked in preference to Narasingh
Deonarine as the second man to captain, Sylvester Joseph be-
cause of a disciplinary charge.
That charge, which is expected to lead to a two-match suspen-
sion at the start of the next West Indies first-class season in Octo-
ber. followed an ill-tempered match in the Carib Beer Final Chal-
lenge against Trinidad & Tobago in Pointe-a-Pierre in February. when
Barbados felt the\ were cheated by poor umpiring decisions.
While acknowledging that the WICB directors can reject
recommendations for a captain or vice-captain, the selectors
are apparently upset that the WICB Cricket committee had
no sav on the issues before the executive rushed to its deci-
sions on Sunday.
The sources further told the CMC Sports Wire that in a dra-
matic turn on Friday night, the WICB Cricket committee discussed
--......i, v nf a teleconference.
tile lllilttct I- .. .... ... ... r i:,.... l d'
The Cricket committee comprises Chairman vn ..- .,
Der\ck Murray. Andy Roberts. Desmond Haynes. Ian Bishop and
Courtney \Walsh. who recently replaced Michael Holding.
Holding resigned last August following a war of words with
Gordon and Lloyd after expressing unease with the way that
the committee formed by the WICB to take responsibility
for cricketing-related matters was not consulted over deci-
sions regarding the West Indies team selection for the tour of
Pakistan in November.
Sarwan was appointed the new captain last month following
the retirement from international cricket of batting great Brian Lara.
Sarwan injured his right shoulder while chasing a ball to the
boundary on the opening day of the second Test at Headingley.
Leeds. where West Indies lost by an innings and 283 runs their
heaviest ever Test defeat. '. .
Sarwan is now back home pursuing rehabilitation on the
joint in his *4,it sl-^'^,r.

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Powell to run 200 metres in Oregon

By Gene Cherry

EUGENE, Oregon. (Reuters)
- Jamaican 100 metres world
record holder Asafa Powel
will be hoping to continue his
rehabilitation from a knee
injury when he competes in
the 200 metres at the
Prefontaine Classic grand
prix today.
"We wanted to get in a
couple of runs," Powell's agent.

Paul Dovle. told Reuters.
Whien Asafa had the injury
(tendonitis of the knee), he
missed three weeks training.
-He started building his
base again w ith longer runs and
was feeling stronger, so we de-
cided to run the 200."
Powell. who clocked 9.97
seconds at Belgrade, Serbia,
on May 29 in his first 100
metres race since picking up
the injury, also announced

Warner urges deeper input ...
(From back page)
nouncement it would extend its sponsorship of the Caribbean
Cup for another four years, Warner said governments were
leaving too much of the responsibility of football development
up to the corporate sector.
"Far too often, the governments of the region believe because
Digicel is now the proverbial fairy godfather, there is no role for
them 1to play." Warner said.
"Digicel didn't come to displace or remove the
government's [role], they came to complement, to assist and
therefore these governments must now put infrastructure in
place football stadiums, practice pitches, training camps and
so on that can help these countries to move forward.
"The input of Digicel is good, it will go quite well but the gov-
ernnents also have to come in and help."
Digicel, who has sponsored the Digicel Caribbean Cup since
2004. said it was throwing more money behind the venture as it
moved to extend its sponsorship of Ihe region's premier football
Iournlalentl to 2011.
Warner, who welcomed Digicel's sponsorship, said govern-
ments needed to understand the unique role of sports in the
Caribbean and the contribution it made to holistic develop-
He also dismissed the argument that money invested in sports
could be better spent in other areas.
"I think for people to make that argument is short-sighted be-
cause if they build stadia for sport, and playing fields and so on,
they may not have to build hospitals, they may not have to build
jails and so on because these playing fields and these stadia. they'
can then take the place and help to make the citizens healthy and
wealthy." Warner contended.
"Secondly, I want to make the point that the flags of the coun-
iries of the Caribbean will never be flown on the field of war. The
flags of the Caribbean countries will only be flown on the field of
sport., and for me, football.
"Therefore, what they (governments) should do, is to make
sure whatever money is spent in sport is spent prudently ...
and to make sure that in doing so, everybody of course ben-

that he would run the entire
six-meeting Golden League
season, beginning in Oslo on
June 15.
In Eugene. the Jamaican
faces a high-quality field that in-
cludes a quartet of world class
Americans Olympic cham-
pion Shawn Crawford. Xavier
Carter. Wallace Spearmon and
Olympic 400 metres champion
Jeremy Wariner.

Nearly\ a dozen athletes
ranked number one in the world \ear are expected to com-
pete in he meeting named after
thc late \C Amcrican distance run-
ner Steve Prefontaine.
Thev include 110 metres
hurdles world record holder Liu
Xiang of China and IAAF
w omen's athlete of the year
Sanya Richards.
Liu takes on Americans

Dominique Arnold and Allen
Johnson and 2005 world
champion Ladji Doucoure of

Sammy bowled over ...

(From back page)
the two Twenty20 and three
One-day Internationals that
follow the four-Test series.
"I remember when we were
walking out on the field. I told
Cramps (Chris Gayle). 'I think
something special is going to
happen today'. and he said,
'Yeah? You have to make it hap-
"I just went along with my'
business, putting the ball in the
right areas, and I came out suc-
Sammny's performance saw
him take three wickets for no
runs in five balls in his 17th
over, and six for 12 in 33 to
leave his side to chase a high im-
probable. if not impossible tar-
get of 455 to win.
"The skipper (Daren Ganga)
might have changed me so I
was saying to myself that I
have to put the ball in the
right area," he said.
"The first ball to lan Bell
came out exactly how I wanted
it, then Mall Prior came and I
bowled the same ball. and it was
unbelievable how the ball was
just landing in the right areas.
"That's what I was picked
to do and I think tihe coach is
happy with my performance... I
think [ the hat-trick ball to Liam
Plunkett] swung just a little bit
too much. but I was happy

with the over."
Sammy already has taken
ownership of the ball that
immortalised him in cricket
history, but he will loan it to
the MCC Museum at Lord's
until he returns to the Car-
He has also received a con-
gratulatory phone call from the
St. Lucia Minister of Sports.
Leonard Montoute.
"1I know St Lucian people
will be very happy today." he
said. "My family have been
watching every ball from the
first day at home."
Though Sammy's bowl-
ing was "simply beautiful",
the task ahead of West Indies
over the last two days to ei-
ther save or win the Test is
not, but the all-rounder in-
sists the visitors will not roll
over that easily.
"The guys came out in the
last session very confidently."
he said.
"We .have Chris at the
wicket and Shiv Chanderpaul to
come, and Dwayne Bravo.
Runako Morton. Denesh
Ramdin. and myself.
"We will sit down over-
night and set out the team
plan, and hopefully, we can
take it session by session, and
see how far we can get in this
game in chasing down this to-


Jamaica-born American
Richards makes her outdoor de-
but at 400 metres.

ELMONT, New York,
(Reuters) Rags to Riches
became the first filly to win
the Belmont Stakes in 102
years when she won a thrill-
ing stretch duel with
Preakness champion Curlin
to triumph by a head yester-
Rags to Riches. unbeaten inl
four races this year against fil-
lies, proved herself against the
colts as the 4-1 third pick in the
$1 million race contested by a
seven-horse field chasing the fi-
nal jewel of Ihis year's Triple
Crown series.
She overcame a stumble
out of the gate and made her
move at the top of tihe
stretch, going four wide to
charge to victory with John
Velazquez aboard and claim
Ihe $600,000 top prize in a

Th le teiluC fmalule" Kenll' i
world number one .\Alc
Kipchirchir. Ken\ an-born
Amerncan BernardI l.agiat a.itd si
others \\ho hli\ c iilln three minui-
utes. 50 se'old or quicker.
tihiopian 5.000 and
10.000 mletres world d record
holder Kenenisa Bekele \\ ith-
drew from the competition
on Friday. citing lack of fit-

He was scheduled to make
his U.S. outdoor debut in the
infrequently contested two-mile
Younger brother Tariku
Bekele, U.S. two-mile record
holder Alan Webb, Australian
Craig Mottram and world
cross country champion
Zersenay Tadesse of Eritrea
remain in the field.

time of 2:28.74.
Curlin, who went off as
the even-money favorite,
strode shoulder to shoulder
with the filly but could not
match her kick. Tiago fin-
ished third, 5 AV/2 lengths
The stirring victory ended a
Triple Crown drought or
Velazquez and trainer 'Todd
Velazque/. who had been 0-
for-10 riding in Ihe Belmont
Stakes. captured his first Triple
Crown victory. as did Plelcher
whose horses had been 0-for-28
in the series.
"It's a special feeling,"
Pletcher said about winning
one of the classic U.S. races
for three-year-olds. "To do it
with a filly, it's a real credit
to how good this filly is."

SOSMAN in loving memory of our dear sister '
ASRIA aka BABY of 58 Garnett St., Kitty
who died on June 11,2005.
June comes with deep regret
n 'ji'" A month we will never forget
I But we all know that it's God's Will '"' $
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For God takes only the best
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who departed this life on Jue 5. 2000.

Seven years have passed since you have gone to rest
Hurtful, painful months that really put our faith to the test
But God is in charge and He knows best
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Rest in peace my beautiful wife --

h Sadly missed by her loving husband
C'onpton Rodrigues and other relatives.


Dr. Joel Anthony Johnson O
Sunrise 27/04/1980 .
Sunset 09/07/2004.
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Three long years have '
passed since that sad day .
that our dear son, brother f
and friend, was called .
away, it was a sudden
parting, too painful to forget, and those who
love you dearly, go on with deep regret. The
blow was hard, the shock severe, to part with
one we loved so dear, though our loss is
great we won't complain but just trust in God
to meet again. Our family chain is broken and
nothing seems the same but as God calls us
one by one the links He'll join again. t

Sadly missed by his loving mother.
sisters, girlfriend, nephews, nieces
relatives and friends. Joel you will

live on in our hearts forever. ,I
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Sarlotta and Nicole and girlfriend Shennon.

SAHAI: In loving memory
of our beloved husband and
who passed away on
June 9, 1997.

We love and miss you so much
That words cannot explain
Ten years have been along time
v But for us you are alive
in our hearts and -"
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Parker, not aG ngu s

Duncan. miaht

be Cleveland's

biggest headache

By Steve Ginsburg

SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) -
Lost amid the hype surround-
ing the match-ups of big men
in the NBA Finals is Tony
Parker, the tiny guard who
could be the key to the se-
Parker scored 27 points in
the San Antonio Spurs' 85-76
victory over the Cleveland
Cavaliers on Thursday yet the
post-game attention was cen-
tered on LeBron James.
The Cavaliers forward
scored only 14 points in the se-
ries opener and most of the
post-game attention focused on
potential adjustments by James
and how the Spurs planned to
stop them.
Yet Parker was every bit
as good as James was bad and
if the Cavaliers fail to adjust
to Parker's slashing drives to


the basket the series might
be over in four games.
San Antonio forward and
future Hall of Famer Tim
Duncan knows Parker's value to
the Spurs. a once-gloomy fran-
chise now hoping to win its
third championship in the last
five years.
Duncan said the 25- ear-old
Parker drives to the basket bet-
ter than an\ guard his size in the
N BA\.
"They have arginments all
the time about who's the fast-
est in the NBA." Duncan told

B-, Steve .James

Jersey. iReuters) Panama.
the beaten finalists two xears
;cs. beat iHonduras 3-2 oni
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reporters on Friday. "I don't
know if he's the fastest, but
he will get around just about
"For his size. he has just a
great ability to make shots over
people. He also has the ability


to stop on a dime, to shoot a
floater or go right to the basket.
"It's so hard for a defender
to stop and stay in front of that
with all those options."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound
Parker grew up in France and
was drafted by the Spurs in
2001 after playing for two
years in the French basket-
ball league.
Parker expects the Cava-
liers to back off him in
today's game two and dare
him to shoot the outside
jumper. Phoenix unsuccess-
fully tried that tactic in the
Western Conference semi-fi-
"They put Shawn Marion
on me and he was going under
and 1 start knocking down shots
and then they have to come
out," said Parker. who is en-
gaged to actress Eva Longoria.
"And tha!'s when you pen-
etrate again. The whole key is
to make sure I shoot \with con-
aa\aliers coach Mike
Bro\sn said he would tr\ to get
his team to block Parker's path
to the basket but admillttd that
might not be enough.
"I'm going to pray a little
bit." he said.

25th minutes when Honduras'
Wilson Palacios was sent off for
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second Asian win

ruKiMERK naia captain
Sourav Ganguly fired 88 as
Asia took an unassailable 2-
0 in the three-match series
against Africa with a 31-run
win in Chennai.
Virender Sehwag set them

The Asian XI showed two
changes to the team which
played in Bangalore with spin-
ner Mohammad Rafique and
paceman Dilhara Fernando re-
placing Harbhajan Singh and
Mashrafe Mortaza. (Scores:

Saurav Ganguly square cuts during his 112-ball innings of

on their way with 52 off 38 balls
and Ganguly then added 80
with Mahela Jayawardene (45).
The left-hander was
dropped twice but eventually
caught in the deep.
Mohammad Asif fell in
the third over and skipper
Justin Kemp departed for a
second ball duck. Mark
Boucher's breezy 73 with two
sixes was not quite enough.

V.Sehwag c M.Morkel
b Chigumbura 52
S.Jayasuriya c Dippenaar
b Odoyo 11
S.Ganguly c sub b Chigumbura 88
M.Dhoni b A.Morkel 33
M.Jayawardene run out 45
M.Yousuf c Boucher b M.Morkel 51
Y.Singh not out 30
M.Rafique c de Villiers
b M.Morkel 1
Z.Khan not out 0
Extras 26 Total (seven wickets,
50 overs) 337
Did not bat: M.Asif, D.Fernando.
Fall of wickets: 1-37 2-77 3-134 4-214
5-298 6-331 7-333
Bowling: Albie Morkel 6-0-49-1,
Morne Morkel 10-1-48-2., T.Odoyo 8-
0-60-1, E.Chigumbura 10-0-84-2.
J.Botha 10-1-51-0, V.Sibanda 6-1-37-

But Panama went ahead
again when Bias Perez rose to
power a header past Vallecillo
from a Roman Tones cross two
minutes before halftime.
Panaima's Jcfence. mar-
-h.lileJ ''N captain Felipe Baloy
"-.: "-. '- --C a _'- in

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Asia XI 337-7 (50 ovs) bt Af-
rica XI 306 (49.5 ovs) by 31
Africa, meanwhile,
brought in batsman Vusi
Sibanda and spinner Johan
Botha for Loots Bosman and
Steve Tikolo.
Jayawardene chose to bat
but Sanath Jayasuriya was
caught off Thomas Odoyo for
11 in the fifth over, although

AB de Villiers c Dhoni b Asif 13
V.Sibanda c Dhoni b Fernando 35
B.Dippenaar c sub
b Yuvraj Singh 67
J.Kemp b Fernando 0
M.Boucher c Asif b Fernando 73
S.Pollock c Asif b Sehwag 35
A.Morkel c Ganguly b Rafique 13
E.Chigumbara c sub b Rafique 7
J.Botha b Fernando 13
T.Odoyo not out 12
M.Morkel b Asif 25
Extras 13 Total (all out,
49.5 overs) 306
Fall of wickets: 1-20 2-80 3-80
4-159 5-217 6-234 7-247 8-263 9-
Bowling: Asif 9.5-0-82-2, Khan 2.4-0-
9-0. Jayawardene 2.2-0-19-0 ,
Fernando 10-0-36-4, Rafique 10-0-
62-2. Yuvraj 7-0-43-1, Ganguly 3-0-
14-0, Sehwag 5-0-37-1.

Vallecillo from the edge of the
area to give Panama a 3-1 lead.
Honduras scored a consolation
goal two minutes into stoppage
time with a header from substi-
tute Carlos' Cotly-.
The Gold Cup is played
e\er- two \earr- -.,-ween the

,\X'nerca .id. t-, iL '- .';'_- .
'A which W-a ke Lp s.,
CONCACAF rc'....
Panama puiined the
sited States tI. extra time in
h-.e last Gold (C.p final in
;005. losing in a Fe"na:"-
Stout at the snie CGia.sis

Sehwag collected a six and eight
fours in all before wastefully
lofting Elton Chigumbura's
slower delivery to long-on.
Ganguly and India team-
mate Mahendra Dhoni kept the
scoreboard ticking over with
Dhoni launching two sixes off
spinner Botha before the return-
ing Morkel produced an excel-
lent yorker to bowl him for 33.
The Asia captain batted
enterprisingly but was denied
a half century when he set off
for a quick single when
Ganguly dabbed the ball
down, only to be sent back
and beaten by a throw to
Sibanda, who was stationed
over the stumps at the
bowler's end.
Chigumbura finished his
spell with figures of 2-84 after
ending Ganguly's innings with
the score on 298, sub Peter
Ongondo running in from deep
square leg to take the catch.
Far more impressive.
however, was Morne Morkel
who claimed a double reward
in the final over when Yousuf
edged an attempted drive to

thile keeper and MohamIIItatd
Rafique slashed ai catch t,
Asif's second over. which
produced the wicket of" cl
Villiers, also contained three
fours. Boeta Dippenaar clip-
ping his first two deliveries to
the boundary.
Zimbabwean Vusi
Sibanda helped add 60 in 10.2
o\ers \\ith Dippenaar before
Dilhara Fernando reniov\cd
him and then Ketmp in the
same over.
Boucher. dropped on 19 by
substitute Harbhajan Singh at,
mid-wicket off Rafique, al-
though the India spinner made
amends in the 27th over when
he took a well-judged catch in
the deep to dismiss Dippenaar
for 67.
Boucher then skipped
down the wicket to hit
Sehwag for successive sixes
but in the next over lofted
Fernando to long-on and de-
spite some valiant late order
hitting his team could not
threaten the target. (BBC

England players

to donate wages

to charity

By Tony Jimenez

LONDON. (Reuters) England's players have agreed to
donate their wages from international matches to charity
for the next three years.
A new Team England Footballers' Charity has pledged a
minimum of one million pounds ($1.98 million) to good causes
up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. the Football Asso-
ciation (FA) told its official Web site ( yester-
"Each player works in some way with local or national
charities but as a
Steam we decided to
use our role as En-
. gland footballers to
not only contribute
money and time bui
,- .:.,' to also help raise
awareness of particu-
lar issues." said cap-
I tain J.1ohn Tern.

Stt i: n B 'i .
Skipper an Terry is happy to Ih , ,
be c'c nis fee to chariy. h, i ,,
.p,]I.- i tI he mnsa '
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or: Bobby M

The England squad are a planning to munc an in-
Stia is, 'uti "!7 isadvantaged ;':1' 'ea:i.a' ur-s the c)un-
i tr;.

I~''m et Hnua CNCCF6od u


SUNDAy CHRONICLE June 10, 2007

Eleven matches

to be contested

today in MYL



ELEVEN matches are scheduled for today in the continua-
tion of the Muslim Youth League (MYL) )sponsored Hack
and Sons (Rice miller) 15-over softball cricket competition
on the West Coast of Demerara.
At Den Amstel at 9:00 h, Unstoppable XI will meet Rang-
ers XI with umpires Arnold Padmore and Hortence Isaccs in
charge, while at Leonora Primary Conan XI will tackle Leonora
Youths with Lalta Persaud and Rano calling play.
Hurricane XI will clash with Ruimzeight at Gromeveldt with
Ganga Persaud and Gavin Douglas putting on the bails while at
Den Amstel at 12:00 h, the home team and Riders XI will do
battle with Padmore and Isaccs taking care of things.
At Groemveldt. Cornelia Ida Invaders will collide with
Shattazville with Ganga Persaud and Douglas officiating while
at Leonora Primary where Lalta Persaud and Rano ruling, Tamil
Tigers will oppose Hustlers XI and at Met-Meer-Zorg West
(MMzW) ground, All Stars XI will clash with Trophy Stall
with Pritipaul George and Mark officiating.
When the competition continues at 14:00 h, Cornelia Ida
Unlimited XI will meet Hague Bushmaster XI with Lalta
Persaud and Rano calling play at the Leonora Primary ground,
while at Den Amstel, Cornelia Ida East will challenge Rangers
XI with Padmore and Isaccs officiating and at Groemveldt
ground, Bombastic XI will oppose Foundation with Douglas
and Ganga Persaud ruling.
And in the final fixture at MMZW ground, Uitvlugt Pas-
ture CDC and Trophy Stall XI do battle with George and
Mark in charge.
Meanwhile, last Sunday due to the inclement weather, only
two matches were played. At MMZW ground, Rocky XI de-
feated Uitvlugt Pasture CDC by 86 runs. Rocky XI 129 all
out in 15 overs: Amrit Jairam 66 (6x6, 3x4): Safraz Khan 2-17
(3). Shaheed Hoosein 2-3 (3). Uitvlugt Pasture CDC in reply
43 all out in 8.5 overs; Anthony Vishaul 3-7 (3), Balbinder
Persaud 2-4 (2.5).
And in the other game at Groemveldt ground, La Jal-
ousie Estate beat Bomblast XI by six runs. La Jalousie Es-
tate 57 all out in 12 overs: Ryan Boodhoo 17*; Angad Singh
5-6 (3) including a hat-trick, Shabudeen Kalamudeen 3-3
(3). Bomblast XI in reply 51 all out in 14 overs:
Dharmendra Persaud 16*; Bhisham Dhanraj 4-12 (3).


We're getting the best out of
each other. we're playing great.
Our whole career we've strived
to win the French Open.
Wimbledon. all the Grand
Nestor is set to partner
Nenad Zimonjic after playing
his final tournament with
Knowles at Wimbledon. but he
may be forced to reconsider his
"We've got three out of
four [Grand Slams], and
there's no reason why we
can't make it four out of four
at Wimbledon," he said.
"We're playing great.
"As far as the future, what it
holds, I can't tell you right now.
Obviously, a lot has to do with
how Mark feels, and how
things progress over the second
half of the year."
There is speculation that
Nestor took the decision to
move on because he didn't be-
lieve Knowles' serve was strong
enough to lead the team to a
Grand Slain title.
Knowles' so-called weak
serve was just fine at a cru-
cial stage in the third set
against Dlouhy and Vizner,

Canada's Daniel Nestor, right, and Mark Knowles, of
Bahamas, hold the trophy after defeating Czech Republic's
Lukas DIouhy and Paul Vizner, in the men's doubles final.

time finalists Mark Knowles
of the Bahamas and Daniel
Nestor of Canada prevailed
yesterday over Lukas Dlouhy
and Pavel Vizner to win the
men's doubles title at the
French Open.
Sixth seeds Knowles and
Nestor lost the first, but recov-
ered to claim a 2-6. 6-3, 6-4 vic-
tory over the ninth seeded pair
from the Czech Republic.
After failed bids to win in
the 1998 and 2002 finals.
Knowles and Nestor clinched
their third Grand Slam title, af-
ter winning the Australian Open
title five years ago and the
United States Open crown three
years ago.
It means Wimbledon is
the only Grand Slam title
they have not won, but
Saturday's victory was over-
shadowed by the decision of
Nestor to split from Knowles
after this year's championship
at the All England Club later
this month.
"'It's obviously a very dif-
ficult situation when you make
a commitment with someone
else." Nestor told reporters.
"To stick with my regular
partner that kind of leaves the
other person stranded, so when
you make commitments. it's
hard. Obviously. if 1I knew this
was going to happen. it
wouldn't have even have
crossed my mind.
"Right now. I think we
should focus on the positive.

Bryan for the year-end No. I
ranking if they play out the
remainder of the season.
If Nestor teams with
Zimonjic after Wimbledon.
the team may not have time
to earn enough points to fin-
ish in the Top 8 of the Race
and qualifying for Shanghai.

South African Ford chosen

as India's new coach

By Sanjay Rajan

CHENNAI. India. (Reuters) -
South Africa',,s Graham Ford
*was chosen as India's new
cricket coach yesterday.
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'inh A 'l'lia coat h. culrrcnili
'i L k ti J TeI OII o lin lish
c untlllli f t'I \\ ,s selected
xled ul lilmeti linglaind spin
nel Jolin Im iixburc\. Inlhdil.i
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1 t t ee t'oI Il0 i esj) t
Hle would hlane a onle-seCar
tLeure iu the job i uhicli fell
\:icalll aftiT forier -ur lralia
skipper (;re. Chappell quit
l'ollowinti the teamil's shock

Thle sci in-ian IIoacfito
o min iiiiLtt' itIs r!i oinicxiieded t

Graham Ford and Jol
Emburey arrive in Chenn
yesterday to stake their clai
to be the new coach of th
Indian team. Ford got th
nod.(Yahoo Sports)
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cn l! N.Srini'a.i I l' i d poilj xi
t, sa if lxxoif \x.ox]tld ini;xor:i
lfh worki;. 'xl'ommiilleec \\hiei he

would assume charge. Al-
though his contract with Kent
ruis until 2 r008. the club have
already given him permission
to apply for the job.
Fordw \a' rated \x ll ahead
of Einburev. cricket directlor
x ilti English county \
Mliddlesc\. e due tio |hic
t lcd I t b l kitix IC 11)i111Ci i -e t
ported hackim- iwm sen>]
plai s in uiil iiti n ski ppt
R.ahul 1)ra\ d. e, lorii re KCe!
h lie boai'di l suprisingl
rCleCLdxi\i Ol \\cdiesdla\. Aus-
iralialn Da\ \\ halimore. the
in oulgl' Banglaesh coach
x \lx ho u I] Ihiei hIad appearcIed
o l hia\ e alioi c' s t' ied thi l
e lob.
-e India miould c\pect Ford
to take chari-t' at the carili-
st as the teal is ldut to
cl'e latrl 11ii th uimonth for0
Irelaidl. \ 'eir' t(lit' lact thl
home cniiitr ;nd "'ouith \i-
rIica in on -d l\
iinteriiation.ii folloi\iecd hx a
full tou ofi i l: niL ild.

CHENNAI, India, (Reuters) -
The International Cricket
Council (ICC) will provide
help to revive Zimbabwe
cricket, its acting president
Ray Mali said yesterday.
"'VWe all kno\\ there is lot of
talent in Zimbabwe cricket." lie
told a news conference. "It
needs to be nurtured.
"The ICC will haave to a-
sist the players by x\posint
then to quality cricket."
The Zimbabwe team has,
been weakened b\ the dep.aitrle
of, ian\ 'elnior pla\eri due to
cispuiteS x Ithi ii cIricket board
i he t ,1 I l'rnnKl 01 \\ Ilhda l\\
t ie toan ti Ti'c i 0 cFI tl st I,
Il. t hi t -,h, ii .i kllO akr ]

o\ Cic lIII nl I ordered Ihi e xx i l lId
hiainpion, to cancel .i plai cd
loutr ott Z/.libb \\ce in pri cle
,igiinll- the policies, o Prtc e tlicii
Rioben lui .bl .
Tlihe IC :C I-1 ckel ni-onli iticc
.Iotlj'i] ,2tnKtd.i. l:,i v, c'k lhi~l
-, 11 ,. : i o, : i1 ,
ammon jm a 10

,i 1 mJ :


initteeCC \\ ill ieel I alter ths
iitonlth I1 Londotn io c l .'i ci

the cricket panel's recommenda-
lion on Zimbabwe as well as on
oilither issIues.
Mali look over as acting
chief of the ICC this week to
complete the term of his Souoth
Africa n coLut rpai Percy Sonn.
who died last month.
He urged players to back
the Txventy20 normal, demulid-
11 aggressi e bhalting, after Sri
Lanka skipper Mahela
.lia \ ardetic expressed concern
il \ oulld lining extra pressure on
bho lets.
South Africa are due to
stage the inaugural
'lu enty20 W\orld Cup in Sep-

New Zealand

inflict record 61-10

defeat on France
IB Adrian Bathgate
\ ELLIN(TON. iReutersi New Zealand inflicted tli
heaviest defeat suffered bh t rance in more than a century%
of international ruhy when the\ strolled to a 61-10 in the
second test esterda',.
Ilt p]iiCL b\ x h ,,% a i if.lio t !)rv% 'G J hl\. 1 h If 1 Blacks i
lowed up l,il v, i cc L s 1 !- :] i : in \HLLkLiaId V. ;l)h t ri 1hl, e .
nine-1I-,, deml hlion o 1,. eC h,.I t r J-7 \ n ,, he .Iell.n

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Knowles & Nestor

take men's doubles

at Roland Garros

New IC chef pedge

when he held serve from 0-30
down to level the set at 4-4.
Knowles and Nestor will
now surge to No. 2 in the
ATP Doubles Race. Not only
are they almost certain to
qualify for the circuit finale
in Shanghai, they could now
challenge Bob and Mike





S...Belan w ns -third r ht F ch Oen te
.Belgian wins third straight French Open title

By Pritha Sarkar

PARIS, (Reuters) An irre-
sistible Justine Henin carved
her name alongside the great
figures of claycourt tennis at
the French Open yesterday.
Th. Belgian dished out a
painful 6-1 6-2 lesson to Serbian
school student Ana Ivanovic to
become the first woman since
tennis turned professional in
1968 to win back-to-back
Roland Garros crowns without
dropping a set.
Henin scrutinised hand-
written notes during the
changeovers which reminded
her "You are the best" and in-
structed her to "get to the net".
Fittingly the world number
one swiped away a high volley
on match point to seal a hat-
trick of victories in Paris. She
became only the second woman.
after Monica Seles. to pull off
the'feat since World War II.
As her racket went flying
out of her hands, the Belgian
leaned on the net and held her
head in disbelief. After taking a
moment to absorb the enormity
of her achievement, she held her
arms aloft and tilted her head
skywards in memory of her
It was Henin's fourth suc-
cess since 2003 but this victory
meant more to the Belgian than
any of her others as for the
first time, her siblings David.
Thomas and Sarah were
courtside to watch her triumph
after years of estrangement.
"The adventure continues...
third time in a row at Roland
Garros and it feels incredible."
the beaming six-times grand
slam champion told the crowd.
tightly clutching the trophy.
"I've had tough times at the
start of the year but this has
made it all worth while. I've
found my family again and it's
a great pleasure to fight for
them, too. I wanted this victory
so much."
The Belgian has sought so-
lace on various tennis courts
around the world since her mar-
riage to Pierre-Yves Hardenne
broke down at the turn of the
year and nowhere does she
feel more at home than on
final's day on Philippe
Chatrier Court.
'The last time she dropped
ia ,el here was in the fourth
round in 2005.
It took I lenin onls 65 magi-
cal mininutes to finish another
mnastcrl\ campaign in the French
capital and take her record
streak of consecutive sets to 5.

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"I'm really happy to be
here but I would have been even
more happy if I could have held
the trophy."
Yet to sit her final exams in
school. Ivanovic appeared to have
done her homework well when
she fired down crunching fore-
hand winners in the opening game
to stun Henin. who dropped her
serve with a lame double fault.
If the champion was rattled.
she did not show it.
As Ivanovic's serve mal-
functioned time and again,
Hlenin ran away with eight
games before the Serbian
broke the spell to hold serve
for the first time in the
match at 6-1 2-1 down.
The reprieve only delayed
the inevitable and by the end it
was hard not to feel sorry for
the Serb. who honed her skills
playing in an drained swimming
pool as bombs fell on Belgrade.
As the cheering crowd rose
to applaud Henin., she became
fifth woman since 1925 to win
the French title four or more
times, joining greats Chris Even,
Steffi Graf. Margaret Court-and
Helen Wills Moody.
It also boosted her bank
balance by a cool 1,000,000
euros ($1.34 million).

Headley's son. My kids wanted
their own identity, and I under-
stand that.
But they also wanted to
watch TV.
"When they got home from
school they would not go out-
side and play. they would sit in
front of a video.
That's your real culprit.
Kids do not organise games of
cricket by themselves, playing
outside morning, noon and
Today, if it is not
organised, nobody leaves
home. They wait for you to
pick them up, take them to
the ground, give them the
best cricket attire. The natu-
ral flow of the game has gone.

............. ,v0 1S N'ej, ")e.t NWill (10 if I he is t p)1)rev'etLIt
Rafael Nadal from completing a hat-trick of titles in tod:ivs
French Open final.
World number one l'ederer. chasing the only erand slam
crown to elude him, knows exactly \\ hal he nuslt not do againsl
the world number two, and that is run out of steam after a great
start, like last year. when the Spaniard won 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6.
"Last year I came out of the blocks very, very strong with



a great first set but after that, 1
couldn't handle Nadal," Federer said. "So I hope this year's go-
ing to be different."
The ultimate weapon on clay. the 21-year-old Nadal, can
wear down any opponent with his relentless groundstrokes and
will fight for every ball.
Federer, who masters every shot in the book, has what it
takes to trouble him. providing he is ready for a bruising battle
against the Spanish dynamo with the bulging biceps.
"Physically and mentally, I'm ready," Federer said.
The difference from last year is that the elegant Swiss has
beaten the explosive Spaniard on clay at last. in the Hamburg
final last month.
The 25-year-old Federer, who trails Nadal 5-1 on clay, now
knows he can beat Nadal on the slow surface and there is no
better time and place to do it again than the final Sunday on the
Roland Garros Centre Court.
"The only difference is that I know now that I have de-
feated Rafa on clay in Hamburg, so maybe that will help me
get on the right tracks", Federer hoped.
Having lost to Federer once does not mean Nadal. who
dreams of becoming the first man with three successive titles
here since Bjorn Borg in 1980, has become vulnerable.
The muscular Majorcan has advanced to the title match with-
out dropping a set, crushing everything in his path with merci-
less forehand winners to extend his 100 percent French Open
Now he could stop Federer from becoming the third player
after Don Budge and Rod Laver to hold all four grand slamin titles
at the same time.
As if to take some of the pressure off, Nadal suggested his
opponent was the slight favourite.
"He's the best player in the history of the game and I will
have to be at my very best". said the Spaniard. "That's the
only way you can beat Roger."
Federer realises lie has more to gain from what promises to
be a thrilling, tight contest.
By winning today. Nadal would confirm only that he is the
best claycourt player.
If Federer managed to prevent Nadal from lifting the
Musketeers' Cup again, he would establish himself as the
top player on any surface and, arguably. the greatest ever.

New Zealand inflict ...

(From page 29)
in 1999. which was the Tricol-
ors' previous highest defeat.
Wing Joe Rokocoko scored
s\\o tries while hooker Anioni

fullback Leon MacDonald. centre
isa lToea\a. flanker Jrcn-\ Collins.
2,.'i.'.etCienI Ke\en N1 s' aiaILtu and

!. or Nes\ Zealani.
\\ n,.: Julien 4lphairriw ic

scored a consolation try for the
French. who paid an embarrass-
ing price for arriving in New
Zealand without most of their
lop players.
*\ ;.r rin .'c li 'K -t n ir .irl\

penalty New Zealand's i rst
score came iiin lie I itl minute
Shen ()li c: \-I' dv .;.d I .
I Unc p 'l. loiiior.' I -
the t's l fincci. ,' c :s^ iij t' c i d ,1

Luke McAlister added
pair of penalties before ltv
more tries within a three-mint
,,pan around the half hour ma
allowed the All Blacks to op
a commanding 25-3 lead.
First Kelleher barged o
Ih. In- w'iloh shrce dIcfcInl

.,\ Rokocokemi nil 50 II'ci
in' th ri;_':it l-landI louC hiai

ia'tcr' ;. to %,u\i Nea Zdcana
a 31)- halfftinic advantage.
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of sabotaging Henin's path to
Instead, the seventh seed never
overcame her nerves and suffered
the same fate as the Belgian's last
20 opponents in Paris.

SIR Garfield Sobers is asked
about the sorry state of
cricket in the West Indies and
serves up a really interesting
"People have been asking
me this question for a long time
now." he said. "And yes. West
Indies cricket is not al its best.
That's the least I can say.
But the idea that youngsters
are playing basketball and base-
ball ... you know. Richie
Benaud started that rumour
some time ago and I'd like to
stand up and put it to rest.
"People make a mistake
saying there is not a lot of
cricket being played in the West
Indies today. In fact. there is
more than ever before. When I
was a boy growing up. youn ei-
ther played for Barbados or you
played for West Indies
Today \\e ha\c ain UnLIder-
13s. \who recently came to En-
eland and won the tournament.
We also have Under-15s. L'nder
18s. an A team, so w here do \\we
get all these cricketers from
w\ iihtli pl\in\ ': crick !"

:i i the \n trican 5 ,ke'h ll
'. .,.' l: 1i.i '!.\ !- :i

"It's been a very exciting
two weeks for me," said
Ivanovic. who had been hoping
to become the first player rep-
resenting Serbia to capture a
grand slam.

soccer players have come to
play in England. If someone said
to me that soccer is the reason
for West Indian cricket falling
so low I might think about it
But the real problem. ladies
and gentlemen, and it is a prob-
lem for sport around the world.
is television.
"I have two boys. both very
good cricketers with all the at-
tributes. but they never wanted
to play because I was their fa-
ther You kno\\, a .,reat friend tof

-. -- ---.. ,--


carves her Federer must
show class to tame

alongside claycourtcking Nadal
eBy Patrick %ignal

utPARIS, (Reuters) Excellence comes laturalhtiltRoger
a r e FedererandlA -i I .. -..

i .- ; 0 m -: ^ ' '-,
Ana Ivanovic congratulates Justine Henin after the
Belgian seals a third straight French Open title and fourth
overall. (BBC Sport)

Sobers, Bl~ametleii


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(CMC) Darren Sammy "
ended with the second-best -
figures by a West Indies
bowler on debut yesterday, as
Alastair Cook completed his
sixth Test hundred to helped
England set the visitors a
highly improbable, if not im-
possible task of scoring 455
to win the third Test.
Sammy, playing in his first
Test and the first St. Lucian tp
represent West Indies in a Test,
collected seven wickets for 66
runs from 21.3 overs, but Cook
countered with his second hun-
dred of the series a purpose-
ful 106 as the tourists dis-
missed England for 313 in their
second innings about half-hour
before the scheduled close at
Old Trafford.
Sammy's figures were
the second best by a debutant
for West Indies, after Alf Val-
entine took eight for 104 in
1950 at the same venue, and
allowed the visitors to bowl
England out for the second
straight time in the series.
This left West Indies need-
ing to bat out eight overs plus
the final two days to either
save or win the match.
But they suffered an imme-
diate setback, when Steve
Harmison had their captain;
Daren Ganga adjudged lbw for'
the fourth time in the series for
a duck in the second over to'
send the visitors to bed on 22
for one when stumps were
drawn on the third day.
Cook, whose previous
scores in the series have
been 105, 65, 42, and 60,
reached his landmark, when
he pulled Sammy through
mid-wicket for the last of his
10 boundaries.
He added a record 98 with
England captain Michael
Vaughan for the second wicket,
and put on 122 with Kevin
Pietersen for the third wicket in
two significant partnerships
that fortified England's position
in the match.
After Chris Gayle gained an

Ibw verdict to remove Cook in
the first half hour after tea to
leave England on 265 for four,
Sammy literally swung into ac-
ionBowling with a little bit
more zip and finding a con-
sistent line and length just
::outside off-stump from where
ihe got the ball to move,
tSammy captured the last six
England wickets.
In one memorable over, he
claimed three wickets in the
,space of five balls.
He had Ian Bell and Matt
,.Prior caught behind for ducks
,touching two juicy balls moving
.back, and though Liam Plunkett
-narrowly avoided the hat-trick,
he added his scalp when he had
.the England fast-medium
bowler sensationally caught at
'second slip by the athletic
Bravo diving forward.
The West Indies' virus for
failing to knock the tail of the
opposition batting failed to take
effect this time, as
;,Sammy removed Paull
; Collingwood for 42, Harmison
*for 16 and Monty Panesar for
a duck, and England lost their
last six wickets for 41 runs in
the space of 62 balls.
Earlier, though Sammy
and the rest of bowlers had
worked tirelessly throughout
the morning period, the West
Indies' fielding was atrocious,
and they allowed England to
reach 136 for two at lunch.
The poor West Indies field-
ing was highlighted, when
Corey Collymore muffed a skier
at deep fine leg, when Cook, on
42, miscued a hook off Fidel
There were a number of
other occasions when fielders
overran balls and allowed balls
to pass through their hands and
legs which did not make for
pretty viewing and a trend that
continued throughout the day.
There was one moment
of brilliance however, and
Sammy provided it, when he
held a return catch from a
crisp drive to dismiss

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ALASTAIR COOK celebrates his second century of the
series on the third day of the Old Trafford Test (Yahoo

Vaughan for 40.
Vaughan and Cook estab-
lished a new England second
wicket record against West
Indies at Old Trafford.
When Pietersen came to the
wicket, Edwards worked him over
with a succession of short-pitched
deliveries, and just before the inter-
val, the England batsman essayed
an uncontrolled pull at a delivery
from Sammy to deep mid-wicket,
where Dwayne Bravo just failed to
reach it.
After lunch. Cook and
Pietersen continued to bat En-
gland into a formidable position.
They both passed 50 without
further alarms until the clever
Bravo pulled another trick from
up his sleeve to fortuitously
capture the scalp of Pietersen
just before tea.
Pietersen fell hit wicket

for 68, when a bouncer from
Bravo dislodged his helmet,
which in turn crashed onto
his stumps.
There was some concern for
West Indies, when Bravo later
limped off the field with a
wrenched ankle at tea with En-
gland on 228 for three.
Much to the West Indies'
relief, it was not serious, and he
later returned to the field to hold
a spectacular catch off Sammy,
and keep wicket when Denesh
Ramdin was hit in the face by
an awkwardly bouncing deliv-
ery from Gayle.
West Indies trail the four-
Test series 0-1, after losing the
second Test at Leeds by an in-
nings and 283 runs their
heaviest defeat in Tests. The
first Test at Lord's was drawn.
A defeat for West Indies

?9aef ',


Not again... another chance goes down off fast bowi
FIDEL EDWARDS. (Yahoo Sport)
would hand England their and it would make Michj
fourth successive series suc- Vaughan his country's ni(
cess over the Caribbean side, successful Test captain. '1

ENGLAND 1' Innings 370 Fall of wicket: 1-1 (Sirauss ,
(I. Bell 97; C. Collymore 3-60, F. ('Vaughan). 3-221 (Pietersenl. 4
Edwards 3-94) (Cook), 5-272 (Bell), 6-272 (Priort
WEST INDIES 1 Innings 229 272 (Plunkett)l, 8-300 (HarmlsoAt
(S. Chanderpaul 50; M. Panesar 4- 313 (Collingwood).
50, R. Sidebottom 3-48) Bowling: Edwards 12-0-54-1 (nb
ENGLAND 2"" Innings Taylor 10-0-42-0; Collymore 7-2-2'
(overnight 34 for one) (nb2, w6); Sammy 21 3-2-66-7 (nb
A. Strauss Ibw b Edwards 0 Chanderpaul 11-1-43-0; Bravo &
A. Cook Ilbw b Gayle 106 14-1; Gayle 16-0-57-1.
*M. Vaughan c and b Sammy 40 WEST INDIES 2d Innings
K. Pietersen hit wicket b Bravo 68 C. Gayle not out 1
P. Collingwood c Ganga *D. Ganga Ibw b Harmison
b Sammy 42 D. Smith not out 1
I. Bell c wkpr Ramdin b Sammy 2 Extras (wl) 1
+M. Prior c wkpr Ramdin TOTAL (1 wkt) 22
b Sammy 0 Fall of wickets: 1-4 (*Ganga).
L. Plunkettc Bravo bSammy 0 Bowling: Sidebottom 2-0-8-
S. Harmison c Morton b Sammy 16 Harmison 4-1-7-1 (wl); Panesar 2
R. Sidebottom not out 8 7-0.
M. Panesar c Gayle b Sammy 0 Position: West Indies need 433 m(
Extras (b2, Ib6, w6, nb12, pen5) 31 runs for victory with nine second
TOTAL (all out) 313 nings wickets standing.

Hornets men's team win William

Blackman rugby title

HORNETS Rugby Club
stormed off with the William
Blackman men's 15s title af-
ter convincingly defeating
Caribs Rugby Club 27-5 re-
cently at the National Park.
Troy Bascom gave the win-
ners the perfect start with a try and
with the inclusion of former West
Indian player Troy Arjoon who
scored the second try Hornets were
in command at 10-0 at halftime.
The second half of the game was
tilled with an excellent display of
talent by all players including those
juniors that are preparing to head
of in July for the U-20 NAWIRA
Elwin Chase who played
in England for a little time
and was out for just over a
year due to a knee injury re-
turned to the game to score
another try for Hornets on
the wing after some missed
tackles from the opposition.
Conversion by R. Hinkson
was no good. Satesh Samaroo
last year's U-18 NAWIRA
Championship MVP, playing in
the full back position s Wiftly
stepped his way to Hornets 4th

try, conversion by Hinkson was
no good. Caribs made some
good efforts to score but all
were foiled by good defence
from Hornets and lack of sup-
port from the Carib players.


With good ball handling and
skilful playing Arjoon collected
a pass just about 10 meters from
the opposition try line to score
directly under the post and se-
cure Hornet's 5th try. The con-
version by R.Hinkson was good.
C. Butts of Caribs was able to
finally score a try with just ten
minutes left in the game due to

fumbles by the Hornets players.
The women 10 a-
side game had started with
the Carib women beating
Hornets in their first match
but last Saturday the Hor-
nets' women redeemed them-
selves with a 10 0 win. A
third game will determine
the female William
Blackman champs.
According to information
from the Guyana Rugby Football
Union (GRFU) no more club
matches will take place until later
this year as national training has
commenced. The national U-20
team will leave for the Cayman Is-
land in July where they will be
competing for a chance to play at
the U20 World Cup.
Guyana were champs for
three years in a row until last
year when the boys lost the
title to Jamaica on home soil.
Both the male and female
senior national
teams'preparation is also
about to begin for the 15s
Caribbean Championship
also in Cayman Islands in

Samuels accuses coach

of discrimination


WEST Indies middle order
batsman Marion Samuels
has written to the president
of the West Indies Cricket


Board (WICB) to complain
about discrimination at the
hands of the senior team
coaching staff.
In a letter to team r anoer

Mike Findlay (copied to WICB
president Ken Gordon),
Samuels accused former head
coach Bennett King and interim
coach David Moore of not giv-
ing him a fair chance of prepar-
ing himself for selection to the
senior side
The Jamaican right-
hander said the discrimina-
tion started as far back as
2006 in India and Malaysia
under Bennett King and only
stopped after he complained
to manager Clive Lloyd dur-
ing a team meeting.
More recently, on his arrival
in England as the replacement
for the injured Ramnaresh
Sarwan, Samuels said he was
not given any batting practice in
the nets until after every other
player (including the bowlers)
had batted.
"At this time the net bowlers
'w -e very tired and unable to

bowl properly and you .1,
understand that since 1 onl r
cendtl arm ed it is imponani Ii
me to get an equal chance",

acclinuise and r-epdrc m
for ihe Tei mr cr, if give I
oppo:'it nr.l Samnuelk v r
Tear manager & ,
Findlai declined to corni r
on the Samuels comply
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Showdown looming with WICB...

Selectors intend to resign over captaincy issue
By Keith Holder Twenty20 and three One-Day ... m .

(CMC) A showdown is
looming between the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB),
and its selection panel, who
may resign en bloc.
This move is likely after the
Board's executive committee
overturned a recommendation
for Chris Gayle to be "stand-
in" captain for a series of two

Internationals against England
and instead appointed Daren
Ganga, who was not even
picked in the 14-member squad.
Well-informed sources
told the CMC Sport Wire
yesterday that the selection
panel of Gordon Greenidge,
who is chairman, Andy Rob-
erts, and Clyde Butts sent a
stinging letter on Friday to
Bruce Aanasen, chief execu-

wne omfcer or the % ICB. oul-
lining several critical areas
of concern. while calling for
(Please turn to page 26)

Belgium's Justine Henin poses with the
trophy after beating Serbia's Ana Ivanovic
in the women's final match of the French
Open tennis tournament. Henin has made ,
the final at the last six Grand Slams she
has played. See story on page 30 (Yahoo

Warner urges deeper input

by regional governments
By Kevin Pile
NEW YORK, United States,
Austin "Jack" Warner,
the outspoken head of the
Caribbean Football Union,
has knocked regional gov-
ernments' lack of involve-
ment in football develop-
ment and has called on
them to make a more sub-
stantial input.
Speaking here Friday
following Digicel's an
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(CMC) Darren Sammy ful-

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against England at Old
'Taking seven wickets yes-
terday in only his second bowl
in Tests was, like the slogan that
the tourist board in his native St.
Lucia adopted, "simply beauti-
Sammy is the first St.
Lucian to play Test cricket and
he collected seven wickets for 66
runs from 21.3 overs, as England
were dismissed 313 in their sec-
ond innings on the third day.
Sammy's figures were the
second best debut figures for a
West Indies bowler, after Alf
Valentine took eight for 104

against the same opponents at
the same venue.
"I always dreamed of play-
ing Tes tcricket for the West
Indies," Sammy told reporters
"I made my debut in One-
day Internationals, and now in
the Tests, but I never thought
it would turn out like this. It's
a wonderful feeling. I'm very
satisfied with my performance."
Sammy's inspiration
came from the member of the
side, who the West Indies
Cricket Board
(WICB)rejected as captain for
(Please turn to page 27)

Darren Sammy celebrates one of his seven wickets AT
Old Trafford on the tird day of the third Test. (Yahoo Sport)

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Worried about that blotch
or dry, flaky patch? Relax,
you're not alone we've
uncovered some of the
more common skin
problems and how you can
deal with them:

V naur Dati,
IP Manna

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What is it: If you have a
history of blushing, or if your
face flushes after a glass of
wine, you may be in the first
stages of rosacea. In addition,
environmental pollutants, too
much sun and hormonal changes
can all trigger rosacea, which is
characterized by a red, uneven
complexion and broken veins.
This common condition is pre-
dominant in women and light
skin types with red or fair hair,
and blue or green eyes and ac-
counts for about one to three
per cent of hospital consulta-

Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project

tions. Sources of heat tend to
aggravate the disorder, and
people with fragile, sensitive or
reactive skins are also prone to
How to treat it: Conven-
tional treatment is with oral
and topical antibiotics, while
tuneable dye laser treatment
is offered privately. Leading
dermatologist Dr Tim Cutler
comments: 'Redness, and ro-
sacea in particular, affects
thousands of people but
there are currently insuffi-
cient products available to
deal with the condition'.
Nutritional tips: Avoid
chocolate, cow's milk, sugars
and drinks that induce facial
flushing. Eat plenty of raw veg-
etables and fruit.
Supplements: Antioxi-
dants. essential fatty acids and

digestive enzymes.
Herbs: Echinacea.
What is it: Eczema. or der-
matitis, is a group of skin con-
ditions that affects all age
groups. In the UK, up to one-
fifth of children have eczema,
and about one in twelve adults.
In mild forms the skin is dry, hot
and itchy, while in more severe
forms, the skin can be broken,
raw and bleeding. Atopic eczema
is thought to be a hereditary and
genetically linked condition,
while other types of eczema are
caused by irritants such as
chemicals and detergents, aller-
gens such as nickel, and yeast
growths. In later years eczema
can be attributed to blood cir-
culatory problems in the legs.
How to treat it: Common

treatments include emollients.
topical and oral steroids, topi-
cal immunomodulators and an-
tihistamines. Switch to cotton
bedding and clothing, use non-
biological washing powder and
take steps to reduce the effect
of the house dust mite which is
often a cause. Complementary
and nutritional therapies have
also helped many sufferers. Try
an emollient product such as
aqueous cream from the chem-
Nutritional tips: Avoid
dairy and wheat products, pro-
cessed foods, citrus fruits, alco-
hol. coffee and chocolate.
Supplements: Essential
fatty acids, antioxidants and
digestive enzymes.

Please see page III

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc invites eligible bidders to submit sealed
bids for the supply and construction of (all) the following site buildings on the
new factory site at Skeldon :

Time office
Amenities blocks (3)
Mill dock office

Closing Date: 28h June 2007, 14:00 Hrs at the SSMP tender
box located at the Guysuco Head Office,
Ogle, E.C.D.

A complete set of Bid Documents will be available from 12:00 hrs on 11th June
2007 on payment of a non-refundable amount of G$10,000 (Ten Thousand
Guyana Dollars) from:

GuySuCo Head Office,
Ogle, E.C.D..
Telephone: 592-222-6030-40
Fax: 592-222-6048

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. will not commit to accepting the
lowest, or any Bid, and is not obliged to offer any explanations for its
acceptance or non-acceptance of any of the Bids received.
ww~usuco c

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
vacant position of SECRETARY.

Applicants should posses:-

Intermediate Typewriting (Pitman's)
Intermediate English (Pitman's)
50 w.p.m. Shorthand
Three (3) passes at the CXC/GCE O' Level
Certificate in Microsoft Word and Excel

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae, must be
marked "Vacancy for SECRETARY" and should be addressed
to Company Secretary PO Box # 10120 and should reach not
later than Friday, June 15, 2007.
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Sunday Chronicle June 10, 2007


From page III

What it is: Milia are com-
mon, keratin-filled spots that
usually appear around the eyes.
on the cheeks and on the eye-
lids in all ages. from infants to
adults. Primary milia are be-
lieved to arise in sebaceous
glands that are not fully devel-
oped, and are more common in
infants but can occur in children
and adults. Secondary milia are
seen in a number of blistering
disorders and following derm-
abrasion due to disruption of
the sweat duct.
How to treat it: Milia
should never be attacked with
pins or fingernails as there's a
danger of infection and scarring.
To treat them yourself, hold a
comfortably hot, wet facecloth
over the skin for a few minutes,
to loosen and remove dead skin
cells. Use an exfoliating facial
wash containing salicylic acid to
remove the top layer of skin,
which will enable the cysts to
fall out.
What is it: Affecting ap-
proximately three per cent of
the Western population, psoria-
sis is a not-yet curable disease.
It begins deep in the immune
system but is revealed by a dra-
matically increased number of
skin cells in the top layers of the
skin. Normal skin cells mature
in 28 to 30 days and then are
shed from the skin's surface.
With psoriasis, a malfunction in
the immune system causes skin

cells to reecriciate much more
quickly% e\er\ three to four
da\ s. As the ,kin cells accumu-
late. they form scaly areas of
How to treat it: Topical
steroids, topical coal tar prepa-
rations. occlusion therapy
(which involves covering the
skin with an airtight, waterproof
wrapping of mild to moderate
steroids or moisturisers), and
wet-wrap bandaging are typical
psoriasis treatments. In the pri-
vate sector, the XTRAC FDA-
approved Excimer laser system
offers an 80 per cent chance of
successfully treating and sus-
taining recovery from the con-
dition. Dead Sea minerals are
known to relieve eczema and
psoriasis-related irritation and
itching; try the Malki Dead Sea
range which includes bath salts,
mineral soap and black mud
mask soap. Visit
Nutritional tips: Lots of
oily fish, fresh fruit and veg-
etables, low sugar, low fat,
dairy free. Avoid alcohol, greasy
foods, spicy foods, refined car-
bohydrates, additives, pro-
cessed foods, caffeine and soft
Supplements: Essential
fatty acids.

What is it: Uneven pigmen-
tation can be caused by environ-
mental stress, excessive UV ex-
posure, the production of excess
melanin which clumps together
in cells, or a continued increase
in melanin production and a
slowing down in melanin dis-
persion, which highlights the

difference between pigmented
and normal skin area... v, ih the
.skin appearing uneven. In con-
trast. vitiligo is a disorder in
\ which patches of white skin ap-
pear on various parts of Ihe
body. The skin is white because
the cells responsible for pro-
ducing brown pigment have dis-
appeared. There are more than
half a million vitiligo sufferers in
the UK, with 50 per cent of
cases appearing before the age
of 20.
How to treat it: Steroid
creams and PUVA a combi-
nation of medication
(psoralens) and UVA treat-
ment are the conventional
treatment methods.

What is it: Dilated capillar-
ies are caused by climate, stimu-
lants, incorrect products, smok-
ing and can also be hereditary.
When sensitive skin is irritated.
by temperature changes, spicy
food, alcohol etc, the capillary
veins dilate all over the face and
neck. And because sensitive
skins also tend to be especially
fine and transparent, redness is
particularly visible.
How to treat it: 'Protect
the skin from harsh condi-
tions such as wind, sun and
hot temperatures, and cut
back on hot drinks, smoking,
alcohol and spicy foods. Use
products rich in rose to help
strengthen the weakened cap-
illary walls.
Nutritional tips: Low salt,
low fat, high fibre, bilberries,
Supplements: Large doses
of vitamin C and vitamin E.


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites interested parties to
tender for:

Description: Proposal of Blade Centre

Closing Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from Purchasing
Manager-General at the address below from Wednesday, May

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322

Alternatively. this tender document can be downloaded from GUYSUCO's
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Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. I

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. needs a results-driven team leader with
Project Engineering background for the post of:

Projects Manager Enmore Packaging Plant

Main Responsibilities:

Provision of overall leadership and management of the project and coordination of
all activities.

Liaison between GuySuCo and the Government of Guyana and other stake holders

To establish and manage the project team using agreed organizational structures,
and demobilize atthe appropriate time

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial or Civil,
Engineering or similar

Ten (1 0) years experience in project management

Five (5) years experience as Project Manager or equivalent on
projects of a value in excess of US$ 1 OM

An attractive compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

Send Application & CV no laterthan June22, 2007to:

emn poyment(S) or
The Recruitment Officer
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara
Tel: (592)2226030-41
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The cuddly little primate whose looks have got it into trouble

By Richard Black
Environment correspondent,
BBC News website, The
Some pictures may speak a
thousand words, but this
speaks just two: "cuddle me!"
The slow loris, native to
large swathes of Asia, must be
one of the most appealing crea-
tures on the planet.
"The pet shops advertise
them, and they're very popular
to Japanese ladies," says
Masayuki Sakamoto from the
Japan Wildlife Conservation So-
"They're easy to keep,
they don't cry, they're small,
and just very cute."
In Japan, a slow loris will
cost you between $1,500 and
$4,500: but that conceals the
real cost of the pet trade, mea-
sured in ripped fingers, bloody
mouths, and babies unable to
clean up their own defecation.

"They'll pull out its teeth
so the vendor can say it's a
baby." recounts Anna Nekaris,
a loris specialist based at Oxford
Brookes University in the UK.
"They're kept in wire
cages: and because of the spe-
cial network of blood vessels
they have, when they're pulled
out of the cages it cuts their
hands and feet."
Babies separated from their
parents are unable to clean
themselves. Their fur becomes
caked with urine, faeces and oily
skin secretions; a large propor-
tion (between 30% and 90%) die
in transit.
The Cambodian government
has just pushed through a ban
on the international trade in the
slow loris; in technical terms,
uplisting these primates from
Appendix 2 to Appendix 1
within the Convention on Inter-
national Trade in .Endangered
Species (CITES).
The bid sailed through the

CITES meeting by consensus.
But not all conservation groups
backed it. the implication being
that sentiment may be obstruct-
ing rational analysis of the prob-
It used to be assumed that
the slow loris was a single spe-
cies. its range stretching from
northern India down through
Burma. Thailand, and peninsu-
lar Malaysia, across into Viet-
nam. Cambodia and Laos and
into the islands of Indonesia and
the Philippines.
Dr Nekaris is one of the re-
searchers who have repainted
the loris picture, and five spe-
cies are now recognized, though
that may still be an underesti-
The scale of the threat is
also unclear. Population esti-
mates are often based on small
surveys, and the official Red
List of Threatened Species notes




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Suppliers and Contractors to submit Tenders for the supply of the following
goods and services:

a. CATEGORY1- Security Services
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Tender Documents can be obtained for a non-refundable fee of five thousand
dollars ($5,000) per category, from the cashier, Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission, Durban Backlands, Georgetown, Monday to Friday between the
hours of 08:30hrs to 16:00 hrs.

fhe completed Tender Documents must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing no
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adnesday. June 20.2007.

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a lack of data from many areas,
although a more recent special-
ist workshop categorised all five
species as either Endangered or
Vulnerable to extinction.
Nobody knows the scale of
the international loris trade ei-
ther. Between 1998 and 2006.
Japanese authorities seized 363
animals. while Thai. Indonesian
and Singaporean officials uncov-
ered 358 specimens bound for
Wildlife trade experts work
on the basis that about 10% of
shipments are found, but that
might be an underestimate in the
case of the slow loris, whose
survival instinct is to curl up
and do nothing, making them
easy to hide in a suitcase.
The animals are also traded
to the Middle East. Europe,
China and the US: even so, trade
may not be the biggest issue.
"The species are in interna-
tional trade. but current informa-
tion indicates that the extent of
that trade is relatively limited
and its impact likely to be in-
significant compared with other
factors." notes the expert as-
sessmlent from the World Con-
servation Union (IUCN) pre-
pared for the CITES meeting.
IUCN suggests that habitat
loss may be a more important
factor inll their decline.
But this sober assessment
did not find favour with CITES
delegates. The brief debate ac-
knowledged the reality of ongo-
ing forest destruction in south-

east Asia. but nobody spoke
against Cambodia's resolution.
Perhaps the loris' emotional
appeal won the day.
In southeast Asia. cuteness
is not all the slow loris has to
A traditional Cambodian
medicine to alleviate childbirth
pain is loris wine, each bottle
made from the bodies of three
animals mixed with rice wine.
Carcasses are dried and
smoked for use in other tradi-
tional remedies. There is trade
here, often from rural areas into

cities, but it rarely crosses in-
ternational borders.
"I think domestic trade is
by far the most urgent issue we
should be looking at." says
Chris Shepherd of the wildlife
trade monitoring organisation
Traffic. "We'd like to urge en-
forcement agencies in range
states and consumer countries.
which are often the same. to
close down the domestic mar-
"Domestic trade is

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RECENTLY, a woman in her mid thirties sought my assistance for a problem which she
said several doctors (physicians) had attempted to treat but to no avail.
She complained of pain on swallowing which radiated from the back of her mouth to the ears. I
asked her if she should suffer
from a gynecological ailment l s
With a surprised look on he Dentist Advises
her face she promptly replied -i |:l i|t |l g I
in the negative. I enquired
why then if she had a dental
problem she consulted a medical doctor. This is a typical example that is often seen whereby
persons are confused as to who they should consult first when it comes to diseases involving the
face, throat or neck.
The incident influenced me to deal with the problem of pain experienced in the face and throat
which has no direct relation to the teeth.
At numerous medical outpatient clinics in hospitals across the continents of North America
and Europe, patients whose primary complaint is orofacial pain and chronic headache are rou-
tinely referred to the dentist.
One reason for this is because the first step in the differential diagnosis of a disease is
to eliminate by Systems. Dentistry comes fundamentally under the Alimentary System
and many neurologic (nerve), myogenic (muscle) and psychogenic pain states may mani-
fest from abnormalities of the masticatory apparatus. Besides, part of the dentist's (espe-
cially the maxillo-facial surgeon) expertise involves diseases of the head and neck.
Apart from cancer, facial pain is usually caused by either bursitis, cranial nerve, neuralgia or
myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPDS).
Today I will examine the condition know as bursitis. Generally the patient describes the initial
pain as a pricking or burning sensation of the soft palate, similar to a needle prick. Eventually the
whole mouth and throat becomes tender. The pain also radiates to the ears. There may be a history
of the symptoms being experienced intermittently during the course of the previous one to two
years. I
No abnormal change in the lining of the mouth is observed. The patient complains of not being
able to swallow fluids. The pain often becomes worst at the end of the day.
Perhaps the most significant symptom of bursitis is the presence of "trigger zones" located
one inch below the lobes of the ears. Whenever moderate pressure is applied here, pain is felt on
the spot as well as in the ears.
Let us look at what really is bursitis, what causes it and its treatment. A bursa is a device for
eliminating friction whenever a muscle or tendon is liable to rub on another muscle, tendon or
bone. It consists of a flattered sack, and its walls are separated by a capillary film of fluid, which
acts as a lubricant that enables its walls to slide freely over each other.
The mechanical functioning of the bursa renders it particularly susceptible to traumatic injury,
which is followed by inflammatory and enlargement. The muscle whose primary function is to
open the Eustachian tube has the bursa which causes the problem.
The Eustachian tube is a passage that communicates the throat to the ear. Minor infection or
trauma may cause an increase in the quantity of bursa fluid, leading to enlargement of the bursa.
This may result in pain and limitation of movement. I
The causes of bursitis include traumatic injury while swallowing a large bolus of food, yawn-
ing. overextended dentures and fellatio (oral sex on a male).
Treatment of the condition consists of an infection of one milliliter (ml. or cc.) of dex-
amethasone (Decadron) 4 mg/nil into each area of tenderness that corresponds to the ha-
mular notch (below ear lobe). The symptoms will disappear completely in a few days.
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A mineral exploration company, operating in Guyana, is
offering sponsorship to fifteen (15) Guvanese to do the
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Sponsorship covers the entire 5-year program and
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Selected candidates are expected to:
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in Regions 1,7, and 8; and the Regional Resource Centre, Fort
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THlt SecreTta.' (iGenral of ttie
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emphasis should be placed on
what he calls the distinctive Car-
ibbean vibes.
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ism marketers have been IIun-
derselling heir product to "a
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ignoring the Ihings that first


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National STI Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities:
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quality assurance is fully effective. Under the supervision of the Programme Manager of the National AIDS
Programme, the National STI Coordinator would be responsible for the STI Programmes.

Knowledge and skills:
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Good interpersonal. oral and written skills
Records maintenance skills
Ability to supervise and train health care workers in sexually transmitted infections
Ability to foster a cooperative environment.
Ability to work as a team member
Ability to prepare work plans. reports and budgets
Good management skills

Diploma or Degree in Medicine from the University of Guyana or a recognized equivalent institution.
i:\perience in Management would be an asset.
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Sacked GEC

manager lost

appeal, ordered

to pay costs to


IN 2002 the Guyana Court of
Appeal found that Guyana

compliance with the disciplinary
procedure for junior managers

the evidence at the hearing did
not establish as a fact that the

M J file By George Barclay

Electricity Corporation
(GEC) junior Manager
'liclhel Scotland who was
sacked for alleged dishonesty
without a hearing, and had
his dismissal supported by a
judge. did not have a limb to
stand on.
It was stated that because
of the contract under which the
sacked manager was employed
by the Corporation, that body
was entitled to terminate his
services as had been done. -
The facts disclosed that the
appellant, Michael Scotland was
employed by the respondent
Corporation, the Guyana Elec-
tricity Corporation, with effect
from the 19th February, 1973 as
a learner in the mechanical de-
partment of the said Corpora-
Over the years, he obtained
several promotions and was ap-
pointed to a junior management
position wVith effect from March
1, 1989. He was still the holder
of a junior management position
when he was dismissed with ef-
fect from the 13th July, 1995
for dishonesty.
This dismissal was effected
in disregard of and without

as contained in a memorandum
from the Executive Chairman to
senior Management dated the

said disciplinary procedure for
junior managers was the result
of negotiations between the re-
spondent Corporation and the
Guyana Public Service Union as
the bargaining representative of
the junior managers.
The Appellate Court con-
stituted by Chancellor Jus-
tice Desiree Bernard and Jus-
tices of Appeal, Mr. Nandram
Kissoon and Mr. Ian Chang,
dismissed the appeal and or-
dered Scotland to pay costs in
the sum of $40, 000.00 to the
Respondent Corporation.
At the hearing of the appeal.
Mr. Benjamin Gibson associ-
ated with Mr. R. Satram ap-

peared for the Appellant. Mr.
Franklin Holder with Ms.
Nicola Pierre appeared for the
According to Justice of Ap-
peal Chang. Counsel for the ap-
pellant has submitted to this
court that the Gu\ana Electric-
ity Corporation was a Public
Authority and therefore the

fundamental rights provisions
of the Constitution applied to
the said Corporation as a Pub-
lic Authority.
Counsel for the appellant
has further made the concomi-
tant submission that. since the
appellant was an employee of
officer of a Public Authority he
was entitled to all the protec-

tion afforded to public officers
under the Constitution and
therefore he could not have been
removed from his position with-
out first having been afforded
an opportunity of being heard.
Justice Chang went on to

Please turn to page VIII


5th June, 1985 and captioned
"Disciplinary procedures for
Junior Management".
Justice of Appeal lan Chang
who delivered the judgment of
the Appellate Court said that

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons to fill the following positions within the
Ministry of Education:

One (1) Assistant Secretary (G)
One (1) Administrative Assistant
One (1) Confidential Secretary
Two (2) Assistant Field Auditors
Two (2) Stock Verifiers

Jobs D .^"rintion/Specification can be obtained
from the Personnel uep.."nt.. Ministry of
Education, 21, Brickdam, Georgetown.

Application on Public Service Commission
No. 30 Form and No. 31 Form (for applicants
outside G` 'he Public Service) should be sent

Public Service Commission
Fort Street

Closing date for submission of
applications is June 22, 2007


Proposals are hereby invited from suitably qualified Consultants to undertake the Construction
of an Annex at the Public Building, Brickdam, Georgetown.

The Terms of Reference and a detailed description of the project can be uplifted from the Office
of the Clerk of the National Assembly. Parliament Office, Public Building, Brickdam,
Georgetown, between 08:30 am and 3:30pm from Friday, June 8. 2007.

Proposals are to be deposited in the tender box located in the Office of the National Procurement
and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown,
before 9:00am oh Monday. June 25. 2007.

All proposals must be accompanied by the required documentation and be addressed to:
The Chairman,

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Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets,

Sherlock Isaacs
Clerk of the National Assembly
Parliament Office, Public Building
Brickdam. Georgetown.



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2 17971 Raymon Brothers

3 20877 Lalgee Bhagwandeen

4 27416 Designers Cutz Barber Shop

5 26684 Yusuf Contracting Company

6 24737 Bess' Investments

7 27711 Lilly's Manufacturing Company

8 28251 Akbar Khan

9 26796 New Line Aqua Farm

10 07682 Abdool. Hakh & Sons

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Page VII

From page VII

say that Counsel for the re-
spondent Corporation has
submitted in reply that in so
far as its statutory functions,
duties and power were of a
public nature, the respondent
Corporation would have
been amenable to public law
rights and remedies.
However, Counsel for the
respondent Corporation has
submitted that the relationship
of the Respondent Corporation
with its employees was one of
master and servant simpliciter
and was therefore governed by
the private law of contract and
did not attract public law rights
and remedies.
The Justice of Appeal
went on to state that Counsel
on both sides seem to have
agreed that the respondent
Corporation was a public
authority and a public
corporation for the purpose of
the Public Corporations Act,
Chapter 19:05, and later for
the purposes of the Public
Corporations Act, 1988 which
repealed and replaced the
former Act.

He noted that the respon-
dent Corporation was estab-
lished as a statutory body un-
der section 3 (1) of the Electric-
ity Act, Chapter 56:01 and as a
body Corporate under section
3 (2) of the said Act Under
Section 5 (1) (a) (11) of the
Public Corporations Act, Chap-
ter 19:o5, it was the function
of the Guyana State Corpora-
tion to exercise supervision and
control over public corporations
specified in Part I of the Sched-
ule to the Act Part I of the said
Schedule specified the Guyana
Electricity Corporation. the re-
By Section 71 (1) of the
Public Corporations Act 1988,
the Public Corporations Act,
Chapter 56:01, was repealed
and. by section 71 (3) of the
said Act of 1988, notwithstand-
ing the said appeal, every ex-
isting corporation continued to
function as if it was a public
corporation established under
section 3 (1).
Therefore, the Public Cor-
porations Act applied to the
Guyana Electricity Corporation
as of the said Corporation was
a public corporation established
under section 3 (1). I therefore

share the view of counsel on
both sides that the respondent
Corporation was a public Cor-
poration to which the public
Corporations Acts applied con-
Justice of Appeal Chang
went on to say that the interest
of the public is not to be
equated with an interest in pub-
lic law and the employment
must be underpinned by a statu-
tory restriction for its protection
in order to attract a public law
According to him, in the in-
stant case, the appellant was
employed in a junior manage-
ment position with effect from
the 1st March, 1989, that is,
after the coming into operation
of the Public Corporations Act
He said that the power of
dismissal of the respondent
Corporation derived from the
law unrestricted by any statu-
tory provision and, under the
common law, an employer has
the power to dismiss an em-
ployee whatever the contrac-
tual rights of the employee may
"Therefore, the common
law holds that the right to a


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remuneration package.ommensurate with their

fair hearing before dismissal
has no application to a mas-
ter and servant relationship
simpliciter not because jus-
tice does not require (for in
many cases it does) but sim-
ply because the common law
does not protect such employ-
ment specifically.
"In a master and servant re-
lationship simpliciter. an em-
ployer cannot dismiss an em-
ployee in breach of the law for
he always has the legal power
to do so even if he dismisses
him in breach of contract.
"The dismissal is always
consistent with his legal power
even though not always consis-
tent with the contract of em-
"Despite the fact that the
respondent Corporation was a
public authority, the rela-
tionship between itself and
its employees was not statu-
tory but purely contractual
and, therefore, the respon-
dent Corporation legal power
of dismissal at common law
was not restricted by statute.
The exercise of that power
did not attract public law",
Justice of Appeal Chang de-
He pointed out that where
the right to be heard is a con-
tractual term of the employ-
ment contract, it seems that the
available private law remedies
are akin to and not too distant
from the available public law



s June 15', 2007.

However, in the instant
case. there was no evidence
and therefore no finding that
the disciplinary procedure
for junior management con-
tained in the memorandum
and which involved the prin-
ciples of natural justice in
substance) formed part of the
conditions of service of the
appellant even though the
memorandum was dated 5th
June 1985 and the appel-
lant was appointed to a jun-
ior management position
with effect from 1st
March 1989.
In fact, Counsel who ap-
peared for the appellant seemed
to have accepted that negative
position, Chang said. It was
pointed out that the Guyana
Electricity Corporation as a
public corporation was man-
dated by section 9 (1) of the
Public Corporations Act .
Justice of Appeal Chang
further explained. "This is a
Junior Management position
which thus means that you will
be subject to the conditions of
service as agreed upon between
the Management and the Public
Service Union".
He added "There was no
evidence that the disciplinary
procedure for Junior Manag-
ers contained in the memo-
randum was agreed upon be-
tween the Management of
the respondent Corporation
and the Guyana Public Ser-
vice Union. In fact, Counsel

who appeared for the appel-
lant in the High Court seems
to have accepted that the said
disciplinary procedure was
not part of any collective
agreement. It might have
been but this was not
claimed nor proved".
Chang also said that since
the issue was really whether
the 'evidence' in the possession
of the respondent Corporation
was sufficient to warrant sum-
mary dismissal, the Court was
not powerless to answer lie
question as a matter of law.
According to him on a
review of the evidence in the
possession of the respondent
Corporation at the time of
decision to summarilI
dismiss him. there was
credible evidence to support
the conclusion that it was the
appellant who had converted
Williams' money to his, own
use and benefit.
On the basis of such "evi-
dence". which, to the respon-
dent Corporation, must have
pointed in the direction of the
appellant with an unerring
aim, the decision of the re-
spondent Corporation to
summarily dismiss the appel-
lant cannot be faulted as
wrongful, the Justice of Ap-
peal asserted.
"I would accordingly
dismiss this appeal and af-
firm the decision of the
court below", Chang de-

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her pension vouchers. ", o

After I collected the last book and went to NIS to have the p4 updated, the M
NIS clerk took the p4. I was informed that my mother had changed her nominee, 0
Can I still cash the vouchers in my possession? How can the nominee be
changed without my consultation? "-


I You cannot change your mother's vouchers without her approval or approval from I
I NIS and therefore you should surrender these vouchers in your possession to NIS
I or your mother.

I The pension belongs to your mother and not to you or anyone else. 41
Your mother has the right to change her nominee as she sees fit. This dl,- on
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prevented under law in
all the range states, yet it's
widespread and carried out in
an open manner which points
to a need for better domestic
The irony is that the CITES
proposal was supported by
many of the governments which
Chris Shepherd fingers as
lacking the will to enforce
domestic laws.
Anna Nekaris. though.
believes uplisting will increase
awareness of the loris' plight
among the public, and within
enforcement agencies.
"At the moment they're
seen as just a little brown
animal, and most CITES
officials probably wouldn't
distinguish it from a lemur." she

"An Appendix
would bring
education for

1 listing

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

Oneeka Baird
Gharbaran Jugmohan
Roy Sirkissoon
Sydney Cort
Gopaul Singh
C. Ramotar
Basil Hinds
Ferdinand Mc Leod
Lilowtie Somra
Myra Samuels
Caronille R. Mitchell
Neil Collins
Barbara Nurse
Esther Campbell-Castello
SThomas Giddings
Paramnlall Roopchanlall
Jennifer Richards
Leslie Me Lean-Ogle
.loyann Murray
Michelle Caesar
Michael Hunte
Garfield Fraser
Rufus Allicock

Art Niles
R. Gangaprasad

732 One Mile Wismar. Linden
47 Reliance Abandon, East Canje. Berbice
110 No. 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice
31 'A' South Public Rd, Rose Hall Town, Berbice
23 Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Berbice
9 Princetown, Corriverton
57 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice
48 Fair's Rust, Mackenzie. Linden
39 Albion Squatting area, Corentyne, Berbice
47 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice
30 Albouys Street, Albouystown, Georgetown
I1 Turkeyen, Georgetown
158 One Mile Wismar, Linden
164 Half Mile Wismar, Linden
113 Half Mile Wismar, Linden
Walton Hall, Essequibo
75 Sandy Babb St., Kitty, Georgetown
187 Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown
457 Canvas City, Wismar. Linden
90 Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown
385 One Mile Wismar. Linden
571 Purple Heart'Street, Retrieve, Linden
3 Section 'C" Christianburg, Linden
94 Lesbeholden South, Black Bush Polder,
Corentyne, Berbice
Zorg, Essequibo
75 Johanna South. Black Bush Polder.
Corentyne, Berbice

officers, and would help
them realise that this is
something they should be
looking out for."
The Cambodian bid \\as
backed by animal welfare
groups. Pictures of these culest
of creatures apparently.
shivering in terror in market
cases have tremendous
emotional appeal.
But CITES is supposed to
work on sound science. not
The Appendix 1 listing will
not do any harm it can hardly
make prospects for the loris
Without increased
domestic action, it may not
do much good either.

CAMPAIGNERS say hands and feet are damaged in cages

Invitation for Bids (IFB)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam, Georgetown
1. The Ministry Of Education invites sealed bids from eligible
suppliers for the supply of the following items:

Lot (1) Computer Systems National Library
Lot (2) Computer Systems Head Office
Lot (3) Metal Filing Cabinets Head Office
Lot (4) Fire Extinguishers New Amsterdam Technical
Lot (5) Metal Filing Cabinets New Amsterdam Technical
Lot (6) Desks and Benches- President's College
Lot (7) Photocopier and Risograph Critchlow Labour
Lot (8) Desks and Benches Georgetown Schools

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures specified in the ProcurementAct 2003. and are
open to all bidders.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information
from Mr. T. Persaud, Ministry of Education,. 21
Brickdam, Tel# 223-7900 ext 286 and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the above address, from Monday- Thursday : 9 h -
15:30 hand Friday 9 h- 14:30 h.

4. Qualifications requirements are listed in Section
Data Sheet), ITB 19.1 of the Bid Document.
details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

II (Bidding

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by
interested bidders on the submission of a written
Application to the Ministry of Education, 21
Brickdam at a non- refundable fee of Three thousanddollars
($ 3,000) for each Lot. The method of payment is cash. The Bidding
Documents will be uplifted at the time of payment.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 9 h on
June 19, 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will
be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address
below. All bids must be accompanied by Valid GRA and NIS

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

Pulandar Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education

Page X Stinriul Chrnnlulit'l u nU in n~*t: I.4i4L eI u

By Terence Roberts

C INEMAS were places where w hat is local
or Guyanese came to he shar-ed witi '.i.t
is foreign, since thle filw.s ,' sa ,.,*
mllade I)n us.
YetL' 1h1 C loI Iinless cinemas [ > plo \icI \\.s n c\ qci n s
useless or til'lc \a;ll to us. (C il iln oin a ndI i l the inli, s i cihI '\
helped usI to disco\Cr valIues and pl) asCtil's o c\L' o '.rylda\ liviing
without proclaiming any sort of nationalism or patriotism that w\\as
blind to basic human experiences shared and appreciated by film
fans. at least.
Cinemas were the first public places of entertainment in British
Guiana/Guyana which prepared Guyanese to participate and
compete in the modern lifestyle of today's world.
Going to Kitty's Hollywood cinema as a child made me
recognize and appreciate the human values shared between a simple
local Guyanese lifestyle, and the international aspects of film stories
at the cinema.
I remember at the corner of Barr and Alexander Streets,
opposite the Market, stood two identical large beautiful
examples of local wooden architecture, the Richards Drug
Store/house, and a Chinese Rum Shop/house, giving the
village that uniquely designed dignified cultural look it once
had, in contrast to the haphazard, depressed, and rowdy
atmosphere that corner offers today.
Outside the huge Chinese Rum Shop/Resturant an Afro/

Guvanese vendor of boiled and hard channa once stood. dressed in
khaki Irofusers and shirt. and a well used fell hat. A small glass cage
Ira'd in ried wood ,s\eciared from the heat of the fresh boiled and
i : ch.un.. ii coniii.d :i the front of his carrier-bike, which he
i\;T' I 'O '.7',i l0T,0 ': !Cs i.01iC.! i .i! \ .;' ," i ; i ; Ol f hos.

Thi' im ilistriolus [iani proobaih [ ;l u. to knlit, most of tihe
children anti adults '1ho paitronized h'im on their w\ay to the
inenia that loomed in turquoise a short corner aw ay at
Thomas and Alexander streets. I remember how\ quickly and
expertly he took a small sheet of brown paper held down by a
round iron weight from a scale, scooped up hard channa with
a tiny galvanized cup and emptied it into a tight cone-shaped
funnel he made with the smoothest rhythm of his hands and
This humble man, as Guyanese as you can get, was well
aware that the cinema provided most of his business and often he
too referred with interest to certain films showing on specific days.
Like the channa vendor, I realized attending the cinema involved
me in a beneficial social relationship between my local environment
and aspects of the outer world.
Later when I experience the benefits of TV it was mainly its
vital aspects of local and international news, advertisements, and
documentaries. This TV experience though important is vastly
different from the human atmosphere going to the cinema provides.
In an important essay titled 'Leaving The Movie Theater' the famous
French critic Roland Barthes refers to the importance of darkness
in the cinema which provides the fascination with films, whereas

Film Poster for "A MAN AND A WOMAN" (1966).
One of the greatest films for romantic couples
ever to open at GT's Plaza Cinema.
on TV at home there is no mood of fascination, because our home
space is familiar, filled with furniture and objects we know well
and see daily.
In the anonymous public atmosphere of cinemas,
fascination prevails before and during the film. This has a
healing, hypnotic effect on us. In the darkness of the cinema
the audience is there to share the pleasures of its relaxed social

Please see page XII

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following
Vacancy existing at the Health Sector Development Unit, Ministry of Health:


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Data Entry Clerk will be responsible for the receipt, collation and entry
of data into electronic information systems, and the verification of such data.
In addition, the job- holder will be responsible for the generation of reports
from the databases as well as fro-, the use of the MS suite of programs.

Qualifications and Experience:

A sound secondary school education with passes in Mathematics and
English Language at CXC/CAPE (Gen. Grades 1-111)
Pitman's (Advanced English Language) or equivalent)
Computer Literate with working knowledge of Excel. Microsoft Word,
EPI Info

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:

Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street. Georgetown. Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-6222, 226-2425

Deadline for submission of applications is 14th June, 2007 at 15:30h. Only
short- listed applications will be acknowledged.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified person to fill the following
Vacancy existing at the Regional Health Authority (RHA) Region 6

Information Technology Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Information Technology Officer ensures the integrity of the Regional
Health Authority's network and maintains the computer and
communication infrastructure and services.

Qualifications, knowledge and experience:

Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related field
from the University of Guyana or any other recognized institution plus
a minimum of three (3) years post- qualification experience directly
related to the range of activities specified, in addition to experience in
the planning, implementation, monitoring and management of a mixed
IT environment consisting of LANs and WAN, both wired and wireless,
and the Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 operating system.

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:

Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street. Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-6222, 226-2425

Deadline for submission of applications is 18t" June, 2007 at 15:30h.
Only short listed applications will be acknowledged.

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CidmrI( u hrnnicle June 10. 2007



for NYC



THIE hardworking, tight-knit
neighborhood known as
-"Little Guyana" is a peaceful
home awaIy from home for
the many immigrants who
left their violence-wracked
Caribbean nation for a better
But lately, the neighbor-
hood has been struggling to deal
with images of terror and vio-
lence that keep putting the word
"Guyana" in the headlines.
The latest blow came when
four men from Guyana and
Trinidad were arrested on
charges that they plotted to
blow up the jet-fuel pipeline
and tanks at John F. Kennedy
International Airport.
The reaction among resi-
dents is usually the same:
Shocking. Embarrassing. Crazy.

t" I' c\ l.l ai \ \hole naliorn
dOV. i1' Stupid. sid titYadIIan
Hlarrv. a 37-lear-old grocer in
the Queens neighborhood that is
home to at least 50.000 immi-
grants from Guyana, mostly of0
Indian descent. Thousands more
Guyanese immigrants., inmostl
of African heritage, live in
The Guyanese commu-
nity has been struggling with
other negative stories in re-
cent months, despite the fact
that residents up and down
the main street Liberty Av-
enue insist that it's a peace-
ful place.
Last month, authorities said
a young woman from Guyana
was gunned down by her police
officer boyfriend after she broke
up with him.
Another crime involved a

GLI\ nileCe-bhorn \\o n lll oe\\
ihroiAl \\ ai slashed on1 her door
step b\ the uman \\ho 1illeged\
raped her. to keep her !from 'tes-
tifying against hinm.
And in a horrific case that
has been playing out in a Ne\\
York courtrootmt. a IFortler insur-
ance agent and an ex-postal
worker are accused of taking ouLt
life insurance policies on imipo -
erished members of their
Guyanese community without
their knowledge, then hiring hit
men to shoot or poison them to
collect the money.
At a time when the U.S.
government is reassessing
immigration laws, residents
say a string of crimes associ-
ated with a particular nation-
ality puts everyone in doubt.
"People are afraid they'll be
watched more. that travel and

YADRAN Harry, 37. owner of the A & N West Indian grocery store holds up some live
buck crabs imported from his home country of Guyana at his shop in "Little Guyana" in
the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, June 6, 2007.

inumigration \ ill be restricted."
said Gars Girdhari. publisher of
the Gutvana. Journal rlMaga1rine.
Gu\ana is a forncr British
colony on the northeast coast
of South Ameriea \ lhere about
a third of residents are descen-
dants of African slaves and
nearly half are the descendants
of Indians imported as contract
laborers in the 19th century. ac-
cording to government figures.
The accused airport plot-
ters are Muslim. but only 7 per-
cent of Guyana's population is
Muslim. Fifty-seven percent is
Christian. and 28 percent is
The country has long been

plagued b\ \ iolencc and drugs:
drug traffickers earn the eq"ui\a-
lent otf an estimated 20 percent
ot G(uya:nair'I gross domestic
product. the L'.S. State Depart-
ment has said.
In Little Guyana. a group of
community leaders issued a
statement condemning the al-
leged beliefs of the terrorism
suspects three of them
Guyanese and one from
Trinidad. One is a former mem-
ber of Guyana's parliament.
"We vehemently con-
demn any and all acts of ter-
rorism and call for the high-
est punishment under the
law," said the statement.

signed by a group of leaders
including politicians and
clerics who urged "neighbors
and fellow New Yorkers not
to rush to judgment, and
more importantly, not to paint
every Guyanese and
Trinidadian here in the
U.S.A. with a prejudiced
For Harry, the grocer. the
aftermath of the terror plot ar-
rests came in a personal fonn: a
phone call from his 18-year-old
"He asked me, 'Dad.
what's going on?'" said

Please turn to page XII

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following
Vacancy existing at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

Technical Support Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Technical Support Officer is responsible for maintaining the computer
and communication infrastructure of the Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation and for providing technical end-user support for infrastructure
services and applications.

Qualifications, knowledge and Experience:

Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Guyana or any
S r recognized institution along with three (3) years post-
qualification experience working in a PC and network
rouhieshootinro ,id support environment

'Ai v Jie,

,ird/or CompTIA Netowork- ii-; -:
S-, years post-quaifc .
roribleshooting andt s -' 2 -

SLeanied Titms of IReerence for this position ca, be 'btained from. -10
.- a, niicatiois addressed to:

Chief Executive Officoer
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
New Market Street
Tel. No.: 227-8244

Deadline for submission of applications is 18 June, 2007 at 15.30h :
short- listed applications will be acknowledged.

Eu U

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following Vacancy existing at the Georgetown Public Hospital
Information Technology Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Information Technology Officer ensures the integrity of the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation's network and maintains the
computer and communication infrastructure and services.

Qualifications, knowledge and Experience:

Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or related field
from the University of Guyana or any other recognized institution plus
a onrimum of three (3) years pos qualfication penence directly
Sto the range of activities s-ecified In a.dd -, o exp ,- nce in

1 Less.

Detailed Terms of Reference for s position can .b- ; gained fro n. and
appi!catIons addressed to.

Chief Executive Officer
Georgetown Public Hospital Compout d
New Market Street
lTe. No.: 227-8244 for submission of applications is 18 June. 2007 at 15:30h.
Only short- listed applications .,*: be acknow',le ged

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Trying Times for

NYC Guyanese ...

From page

Harry, who immigrated to the United States about 10 years ago. "Coming to
America was everybody's dream. This drives me crazy. I can't believe it!"
The arrests were mostly a surprise to a group of immigrants more interested in making a good
living than in international politics let alone terrorist causes.
"These men are aberrations," said attorney Albert Baldeo, a native of Guyana. "We've never had
any ties to radical Muslim fundamentalism."
The accused mastermind of the alleged plot. Russell M. Defreitas. is a U.S. citizen born in Guyana.
a Muslim of African descent. He told a federal informant his feelings of disgust toward his adopted
homeland had lingered for years.
Such an attitude is foreign to Guyanese shopkeepers along Liberty Avenue. where the closest most
of them get to politics is to vote for Democrats.
"It's hard enough to get by, and then you're going to turn around and do this!" said Angela
Harry, the grocer's wife, who works 14-hour days in a neighborhood where many people hold
two or three jobs. (VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer)
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From page X
en'irolimient as much as the film. Peoples' bodies become relaxed, their conversations are |
relaxed. t ot. ifi the ire ru'de, anno iiii or (disturbilio to each other then the' hae abused
Hde'tr (s'!(idf thi-e reid concept of' iinnia-'oii. P".I t!'c other ehu 111od e of t' ( or-f aspect
f c'iiin, is f tilhe pist aIs the pe rmissini to i smoke: iio '. \ i n siokini illn cinemas is
I lonl overdue.
'l mention numI v Ilcn'ibe cial aspect' os iImiL'iCi-C:o ing alt\i sound nostalgic now. since thcs e
aspects seem obsolete. Nevertheless the history of these past aspects such as the brilliantly
created art of old film posters, and scenes from the films. etc. are well preserved in numerous
exciting new books which offer vital visual information and lessons for students of film and TV
today who can only benefit from such experience.
The reason why Guyana today has so few professionals skilled in film making and with
knowledge of film history and tilm classics is because after the glamorous era of local film fans
ended in the late 1970s, no one realized it was an educational, intellectual, and social loss for our
independent nation on the whole.
I am writing this today only because since the 1950s when as a child I started attending
Kitty's Hollywood cinema, I quickly realized something I was never told by anyone, whether
family or friends, that the simple excitement of cinema-going was also a serious opportunity
that could provide me with professional and cultural skills in the future.
L at.-.J

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the -'.l:.. -.n
Vacancy existing at the Regional Health Authority (RHA) Region 6

Technical Support Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Technical Support Officer is responsible for maintaining the computer and
communication infrastructure of the Regional H.-..' i Authority and for providing
technical end-user supper for infrastructi',C, services and applications.

Qualifications, knowledge and Experience:

Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Guyana or any
other recognized institution along ..,'h three (3) years post-
qualification experience working in a PC and network troubleshooting
and support environment.

CompTIA A+ and/or CompTIA Network+ training and/or certification
with at least four (4) years post- qualification experience working in a
PC and network troubleshooting and support environment.

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:
Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street. Georgetown. Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-6222. 226-2425

Deadline for submission of applications is 18 June, 2007 at 15:30h. Only
short- listed applications will be acknowledged.

Satyajit Ray's "The Chess

Players"for CLASSIC


THE National Gallery features The Chess Players (1977). by acclaimed Indian filmmaker
Satyajit Ray, in their "Classic Tuesdays" programme this Tuesday.
Over 100 years after the historical event took place, Ray depicts the story of the annex-
ation of one of the last princely states of India by the British with a sharp-eyed delineation of
both Indian and British players: the indolence of the chess-obsessed aristocrats who are hardly
interested in the British takeover of their state, their
poet-king steeped in culture, and the British, in the
form of Sir Richard Attenborough's Resident of his
government's East India Company, whose scruples
cause him discomfort even as he is obliged to break
a treaty signed only ten years earlier in carrying out
the claim to the state of Awadh (Oudh).
Notable too is the character of Captain Weston.
the Resident's Urdu-speaking liaison officer with a
genuine appreciation of North Indian culture. The
film also features leading Indian classical actors in-
eluding Saeed Jaffrey as Mir, one of the chess play-
ers. and Victor Banerjee as the king's prime minister.
In ICCncs of hilariouls lhosechold encotlrltN's. 9
grand coiiri m inc iigs :vnd Bri'sh .i}---,archtin i
t" ch,!riiK'K ;::;', nn :' ,i,, !,,,,;; i: t l \ ,. ., loii cd ', "[, .,* ,.

sucl as kill'a Kurosal\\i. \\ ho spOkC of' his '\ I .
bhut dCCp obscn, action, unders.italnding ,Iand love of tilc
human race".
His thirty-six vear career saw numerous awards
for his fimhns and many notable personal awards, in-
cluding the Star of Yugoslavia, the Jewel of India, the Legion d'Honneur from France. and the
award of honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from several universities including New Delhi and
Calcutta Universities, Oxford University, and the Royal College of Art, London.
The Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on him by the Academy Awards in 1992 shortly
before his death was awarded "in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures and
for his profound humanitarian outlook, which (had) an indelible influence on filmmakers and audi-
ences throughout the world."
The film is 2 hours long, in English and Urdu with English subtitles. The public is
cordially invited to attend this event and admission is free.

Page XII

GRANT # H079-0-GUA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
following Vacancy existing at the Georgetown Public Hospital

Training Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Training Assistant is responsible for training all users of the HIS in
the features of the HIS application, and recording and reporting of
issues associated with the applications.

Qualifications, knowledge and Experience:

Health care professional/Degree in health sciences, technologist or
nursing from the University of Guyana or any other recognized
institution or equivalent demonstrated experience.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows including Windows 95,
98, 2000 and Windows 2000 Server, XP Server or 2003 Server.
Working knowledge of EPI Info.

Detailed Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
New Market Street
Tel. No.: 227-8244

Deadline for submission of applications is 18" June. 2007 at 15:30h.
Only short- listed applications will be acknowledged.

y ronce une 10, 2007

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Sunday Chronicle June 1

n 2nn7


HILLARY Swank (left)e,in her Oscar winning role, portrays a girl who wanted to be a boy
in Boys Don't Cry. The film shows at the SASOD Film Festivalat Sidewalk this Wednesday.

Banned Indian I

SRIDHAR Rangayan's film Gulaibi Aina about Indian homosexuals is on at the SASOD
film festival this Monday at Sidewalk.

film on Up to $3,500 credit available

transvestites at




this week

PAINTING the Spectrum 3, the film festival put on
by the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimi-
nation (SASOD) opens this week with Pink Mirror
(Gulaibi Aina), a colorful, funny look into the Indian
homosexual closet.
The film, by Sridhar Rangayan challenges the stereo-
types of kothis and hijras in
India. It begins at 19:00 h at the Sidewalk Caf6,
Middle street. Georgetown.
Banned in India, and screened in 62 film festivals in
26 countries, the film has received several awards for its
lighthearted, yet sensitive portrayal of Indian transves-
It pits two Indian drag queens against a west-a ha
ernized gay teenager in a battle to woo a hand-
some hunk. It's a clash of the east and west. Who
will win?
On Wednesday, the film festival screens "Boys Don't
Cry" featuring Hilary Swank's Oscar winning performance
as Brandon Teena. a girl who wanted to be a boy and who
was killed because of it.
This is one of the few films which pays tribute to
those who are trapped in bodies different from their e
The comedy Some Prefer Cake will be screened on Fri-
day. This film explores the reim auuw h t'en women
who have different sexual orientations as they deal with ig ic e l
their love lives and careers.
The full programme for the film festival is available at
httlp:/www.geocit[es.comisasod_ g-na. fExpecttNtiTm. Get MNhre.
ARli is fine.

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Guyana Chron

Caribbean Corals in Danger

of Extinction Climate Change, Warmer

Waters Cited as Leading Cause

(Conservation International/
IUCN) Caribbean coral
species are dying off,
indicating dramatic shifts in
the ecological balance under
the sea, a new scientific study
of Caribbean marine life
The study found that 10
percent of the Caribbean's 62
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reef-building corals were under
threat, including staghorn and
elkhorn corals. These used to be
the most prominent species but
are now candidates to be listed
as Critically Endangered on the
IUCN Red List of Threatened
"One of the Atlantic Ocean's
most beautiful marine habitats no

longer exists in many places
because of dramatic increases in
coral diseases, mostly caused by
climate change and warmer
waters," said Dr. Michael L.
Smith, director of the Caribbean
Biodiversity Initiative at
Conservation International.
A gathering of 23 scientists
in Dominica in March 2007

analyzed data on Western
Tropical Atlantic corals,
seagrasses, mangroves and algae,
which are fundamental
components of marine
ecosystems providing food and
shelter for numerous other
organisms and local
communities. The study was
funded in part by the Royal

Caribbean Cruises' Ocean Fund.
This was the first in a series of
Global Marine Species
Assessments (GMSA) of key
marine primary-producers on a
global scale. The GMSA is
headquartered at Old Dominion
University in Norfolk, Virginia,
USA, and is a partnership between
Conservation International (CI)
and the World Conservain Un im
It aims to dramatically
increase the number of marine
species assessed under the
rigorous criteria of the IUCN
Red List of Threatened Species
to provide up-to-date
information for marine policy
and conservation efforts.
After a final review, the
species assessed during the
Dominica workshop will be
added to the 2008 IUCN Red
"Coral reefs support some
of the richest areas of
biodiversity in the world.
When the coral reefs
disappear, so will many other
species which rely on reefs for
shelter, reproduction and
foraging," said Dr. Suzanne
Livingstone, GMSA program
The threats to corals and
other marine species include
coastal pollution and human
development; increased
sedimentation in run-off water:
thermal stress and heightened
severity of hurricanes from
climate change; and shifts in
species dynamics due to over-
fishing, according to the study.
Scientists explained that the
Caribbean has undergone the
longest and most sustained
impacts from human


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CONGRATULAT1ONS to the Pastors and members of the Newtown Assembly of God Church and De iverance Assembly nf God Church. Some 25 couples
renewed their wedding vows following a marriage seminar which was also attended by. -.- .io are not.married. The l ..ok place at the
Regency Suites hotel.

development since the
colonization of the Americas.
Next to corals, mangroves
appear to be the hardest hit.
Mangrove cover in the region
has declined by 42% over the
past 25 years, with two of the
eight mangrove species now
considered Vulnerable to
extinction and two more in
Near Threatened status.
"Mangroves protect
shorelines, shelter fish, and
filter pollution," said Aaron
Ellison of Harvard University.
"The Caribbean was blessed
with an abundance of these
useful plants, but the
consensus of this workshop is
that mangroves are in trouble
everywhere and need to be
protected and restored," he
Mangrove forests are being
cut down to make way for
coastal housing, tourism, and
aquaculture development. Beds
of sea-grasses in shallow coastal
waters, like mangroves, provide
a vital nursery habitat for fish,
including many commercially
important species and are
subject to similar threats. They
are in equal need of protection
to safeguard the wealth of
marine life they support.
Unlike corals, seagrasses
and mangroves, Caribbean
algae appear to be surviving
well and perhaps are taking
advantage of the corals'
demise. Algae thrive on dead
or dying coral reefs and can
overgrow and smother newly
settled corals. In addition, the
fishes that feed on algae are
being overexploited and their
reduced populations enable
algae to form dense growths
that prevent corals from re-
The scientists noted that
some healthy Caribbean coral
reefs still exist in well-managed
marine protected areas such as
Bonaire Marine Park in the
Netherlands Antilles. Direct
human impacts are reduced in
these areas allowing most corals
to thrive; however, thermal
stress from global warming
affects all corals in the Caribbean
and must be reversed if these
refuges of Caribbean beauty are
to survive, they added.
"The Caribbean tourism
industry relies heavily on the
beauty and health of its sea life,"
said Dr. Kent Carpenter, GMSA
Director. "Concentrated marine
conservation and a global effort
to halt man-induced climate
change are necessary to preserve
this vital economic engine in the
A healthy reef on Bonaire,
Netherlands Antilles, retains the
three-dimensional structure that
was once typical of coral reefs
across the Caribbean and that
provided shelter to a vast
diversity of Caribbean fr*;;
and other species.
The coral species that are
dominant in this view N
staghcrii coral (Acropora
cervicornis) and elkhorn coral
(Acropora palmata)N were
both found to be critically
endangered by a recent
scientific panel. (Andy
Bruckner, NOAA Fisheries)

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3 June 10, 2007



- Two countries confused by many

IOU hear the constant argument by Guyanese, especially tour-
sm officials, that Guyana is often confused with Ghana. "Is
hat in Africa?" they usually ask whenever you go overseas or
mention the name in unfamiliar settings.
One Guyanese woman said the other day that her father in the
JS was sending a package to her here in Guyana, but it ended up in
If you log on to, you will see they have
national boxing champ Wayne "Big Truck" Braithwaite as a native
,f Ghana.
But did you ever think Ghana is also at times mixed up for
}uyana? Surprisingly, yes it is.
Felicity Boachie-Danquah, a reporter in Ghana, gives tells her
THE similarities between Guyana and Ghana are striking, and I
lon't mean only in the way the names of our two countries are pro-
jounced, which is often where the confusion lies in differentiating
Ghana, as Guyana, is a bird watcher's paradise, an eco-tourist's
taven, a cultural delight, a heritage lover's passion, and a golden ex-
perience at the center of the world.
If gold medals were given to the world's friendliest people, Gha-
izians would definitely be semi-finalists. We hear Guyanese are the
.ost hospitable, so you have a gold medal.
Travelers to Ghana are met with jovial smiles and waves, even
n the big cities.
There really is no "best" time to visit Ghana, as the temperature
s always Africa-hot and if rainfall doesn't soak you, then the humid
dr will.
If you prefer being soaked tropical in nature, stick close to the
beaches Whatever the season, the weather gets more arid the farther
nland you go. Village-specific festival and events occur throughout
he year.
With a population of about 20million, Ghana's population is con-
entrated along the coast and in the principal cities of Accra and
Ethnically, Ghana is divided into small groups speaking more than

fifty languages and dialects. Among the more important linguistic
groups are the Akans. which includes the Fantis along the coast and
the Ashanti's in the forest region north of the coast, the Guans, on
the plains of the Volta River, the Gas and Ewe speaking people of
the south and southeast, and the Moshi-Dagomba-speaking tribes of
the northern and upper regions.
English, the official and commercial language, is taught in all the
schools in Ghana.
By West African standards, Ghana has a diverse and rich resource
base .The country is mainly agricultural, however, with a majority
of its workers engaged in farming. Cash crops consist primarily of
cocoa and cocoa products which typically provide about two-thirds
of export revenue, timber products, coconuts and other palm prod-
ucts, shea nuts and coffee.
Ghana's industrial base is relatively advanced compared to many
other African countries.
Tourism has become one of Ghana's largest foreign income earn-
ers ranking third in 2003 at $600 million, and the Ghanaian govern-
ment has placed great emphasis on further tourism support and de-
Some of our tourist attraction includes the beach, Boti falls,
Aburi Botanical Gardens, Kakum Canopy Walk way, Princess
Dodi Island, fuller falls, Larabanga Mosque, Manet Paradise,
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Paga Crocodile Pond, Mole Park,
the Elmina Castle, a variety of cultural festivals and the Na-
tional Zoo among others.
The Ghanaian festivals are a colourful and vibrant part of the
culture. Each year festivals and durbars are held in various parts of
the country, to celebrate the heritage of the people.
Ghana's stated goals are to accelerate economic growth, improve
the quality of life for all Ghanaians and reduce poverty through mac-
roeconomic stability, higher private investment, broad based social
and rural development as well as direct poverty alleviation efforts.
In July 2002 The Government of Ghana declared that the coun-
try can now permit dual nationality.
The confusion starts when you travel outside the country and
you mention Ghana. The question that first comes up from people

who do not know the difference be-
tween the two countries is: Where
is Ghana? Is it the same as Guyana?
However, people in Ghana
are aware of a country called
Guyana, but where to locate it is
the problem. Some have never
heard of the country. They are
very surprise to hear that there
is a similar name like Ghana in
the world.
Tey said given the opportunity.
they would love to visit the
country and find out if there are
any similarities between the two.
"It really feels good to hear that
there is a country like that, I would
love to go there to share ideas, know
their cultural identity" says a yo-
gurt seller.
Linda said she has heard of the
country, but has no idea how its
people look like and their way of
living, it would be a nice adventure
if one visits the country.
Surprisingly, none of the
people I interviewed had had the
opportunity to visit Guyana,
and I don't know if there is
anyone in Guyana who has vis-
ited Ghana.
While we each strive for our
own name identity, Ghana
shares many similarities with
Guyana, so rather than be a
cause for confusion, it should be
seen as a thing of sheer delight!

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Sunday Chronicle June in "-

A hint of Korean Music

and Dance Delights Guyana

'HE names of the music and
lance were unfamiliar -
;amullori, Salpuri and
;ayageumn Byeonchang.
In fact. it is hard to say
ihat about Korea is known in
;uyana. save news reports
bout Pyongyang's constant
attleics with the US about its
nuclear programme.
Hence, it is quite unimagin-
ible that aspects of Korean mu-
,ic and dance would find in-
lrigue here. but it is the thought
hat it might have some similari-
te, to Chinese culture that
probably drew the sizeable
irowd at the National Cultural
entiree last Wednesday evening.
n fact, any East Asian looking
)erson is generally thought to
)e Chinese.
An Indian woman, dressed
i a beautiful pink coloured Chi-
ese dress, complete with chop-
ticks in the head, said she
lidn't have any Chinese or Ko-
can friends, but she heard it was

a "Chinese show".
The performances. though
unfamiliar to most, were a de-
light. And the group, the Korean
Namdo Performning Art Group.
surely realizing the region they
are touring Latin America and
the Caribbean decided to
throw in their rendition of
"Lambada". enchanting the au-
However, it was the Pangut.,
or the farmer's band music and
dance that provided the best en-
tertainment for the night.
Every region of Korea has
its form of a farmers band
that takes the lead in any
common village or harvest
festival or celebration. They
pray in hope of a plentiful
harvest, "for fortune to
come", the audience was told.
The audience was ill-pre-
pared for the display of talent
that was to come, given the
evening's soulful renditions such
as the Salpuri that combines re-

fined movements after inertia
and motionless pauses in a
dance as part of exorcism or
comfort for the spirits.
As described. Pangut was a
feast for both the ear and eye.
featuring an endless variety of
complicated movement and
dances. It consisted of the band
members plaxyng the
Kkwaenggwari (small gong'.
Janggu (hour glass shaped
drum). Buk (drum). Jing (large
gong). Sogo, (small drum) and
Taepyeongso (conical oboe).
The excitement came
when members of the band,
each wearing a sangmo (a hat
on which a stick with mov-
able feather or a long
streamer is attached) per-
formed their individual tal-
ent though fascinating tech-
niques that involved making
various shapes with the

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RESIDENTS in several vil-
lages in Region 7 (Cuyuni/
Mazaruni) are eagerly par-
ticipating in a bee keeping
project aimed at equipping
them with the "know how" to
tap into the vast potential of
the rainforest for commercial
production of honey, a local
beekeeper reported last
The project is named the
Upper Mazaruni Beekeeping

Project and is being sponsored
by the local German Consulate.
Those participating are resi-
dents from hinterland villages of
Kamarang, Waramadong,
Imbaimadai, Qubnang, Kako.
Jawalla and Parima, all villages
within the Upper Mazaruni.
The participants are receiv-
ing training in modern tech-
niques of beekeeping and are be-
ing equipped for the establish-
ment of several hives in each vil-

lage with a potential of produc-
ing gallons of "rainforest"
honey every six weeks.
Training officer on the
Project Linden Stewart of King-
dom Apiary Products and Sup-
plies, said that the aim is to give
members of these hinterland
communities another means of
income for improving their qual-
ity of life.
Stewart's Apiaries are situ-
ated along the Linden-Soesdyke
Stewart said that he had
carried out such training in
beekeeping in the Upper
Mlazarui'i since 2001 under
the spoillso~iilip of tile Office
of the PrimcN M\inister hut tlhe
activities had expanded this
year with the sponsorship
and support of the Germian
The training, Stewart

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LINDEN Stewart with some of the "rainforest honey"

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experienced and qualified candidates to fill Supervisory
positions as a consequence of our current ":-:lruLi,r..rii1
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for on-the-job development are invited to apply for a place on the DDL
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We are particularly interested in recruiting graduates who would like to
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Please send applications and Curriculum Vitae as soon as possible, but no
later than June 11th,2007 to:

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Demerara Distiller s Limited
Plantation Diamond
East Bank Demerara
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Honey project spells gold for

Amerindian communities


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said, encompasses practical
demonstrations on how to
capture swarms in the wild,
detecting the queen bee,
drones and worker bees and
hive management and extrac-

tion of honey.
Each village is striving to
maintain and manage between
ten to fifteen hives each con-
taining ninety thousand to one
hundred thousand bees with
each hive having the capacity
to produce two gallons of honey

every six weeks.
Stewart said that the
rainforests were populated with
vast swarms of bees and the
idea was help the residents of
these communities to tap into
this potential for further eco-

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Friday June 15, 2007 at4.30 p.m.


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Auditors for the year ended December 3?1.2006.

2. To declare a Final Dividend of 27 cents per share free of Company Taxes in respect
ofthe year ended December 31. 2006.

3. To elect Directors.

4. To fix the Emoluments of the Directors.

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ait the lh'ectin ",nd i1t a(t any time or /placci tihereaffti

taught beekeeper who lec-
tures on the subject at edu-
cational institutions such as
the Guyana School of Agri-
culture said that the Upper
Mazaruni project was the
brain child of Prime Minis-
ter Samuel Hinds.
He related that the PM had
asked him to get involved in
training members of the com-
munities in beekeeping and api-
culture as way back as 2001 as
an additional source of income
for themselves and their com-
He said that the Office of the
Prime Minister had sponsored
training and equipment for five
villages and members of two other
communities had been drawn into
the program which he travels
frequently into the area to
implement and to give advice to
participants who are undertaking
the practical aspects of the
Stewart said that the re-
sponse by the members of
these communities to bee-
keeping has been "more
than enthusiastic."'
"Thev have learnt and have
come a far w ay from the days
when they were honey hunters
rather than beekeepers." he said
explaining that honey hunting
for these coniiinities had in-
\olved roam'iilin the forest lor
davs. cutting l 'own trees onI
w which s \tirm were ftoind and
exiractlien the honey omnih. a
\cr' primill c and pa. ill pro-
The'\ ile into a anccd
aspec'i. oI b eL'keC pinga CI l '"C .-i
queen rearing and arce cry \-
ger to master all the ailable
techniques ." he said.
iHe said that mai of the
communities are 1 'zzing
with beekeeping acti ity and
some have moved :o the
stage where they : seek-
ing registration as socia-
tions and the righ to be-

cone part of the National
Beekeeping Association.
Residents of Kamarang,
he disclosed,have formed the
Kamarang Rainforest Bee
Keeping Association and are
seeking Registration and
other beekeepers in
neighboring villages are
soon to follow suit.
He disclosed that students
at the Waramadong Second-
ary school who have been
managing and maintaining
two hives in recent years
have agreed to expand their
activities to include three
more hives, taking the total
to five.
He said that the German
Consulate had sponsored sev-
enty hives which means that the
seven participating villages will
each get ten hives.
The sponsorship includes
provision of equipment such as
materials for construction of
hives as well as protective
clothing such as bee suits and
Stewart said that the
"rainforest honey" is being
produced but not Ncl at the
level which is targeted.
"We are; still buihinl tlhe
hives, installing q.cueen b hc hut
the queen bvc !i\, .1 .,',rige
three to otil iLit ; n l al ;: p'r o MO k ot .'in s.'h.' ili;!i l!<- ,' is
a irCnl( buddi -upA. i hiC I 111. ld
lead up i- p i.'..i l dI' ulii'ln )by
) oe e C lllb .' I oh I ,,
Snlkt.rV, i i .. :. Ih Ilal'
mif.rkell o112 101 .' h!i i_'\ ,il-
produclCcd b\ lhi.',c v ninii'a Ls
1s 1 l lo>>] i a I i p; ib illi

iih hintli. lan ii scho l fI'CeIdin
program have indicated Ihat
the\ '. ill purchase all the honey
produceli. 'd as input, lIor their ac-
ti\ tiles.
The by products such as
heeswax are generally mar-
ketable anywhere. lie added.

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Page XIX
Sunday Chronicle June 10, 2007 Page XIX
...--From Gu\ana. the group
continued on to other destina-
tions in the Caribbean.
Minister of Culture. Youth
and Sport Dr Frank Anthony
xaid his nministrN has begun a
progranune of facilitating vari-
ous countries to bring cultural
performer' to Guyana.
"We think that by doing
this. Guvanese will be able to
learn more about other people's
culture and become more appre-
ciative of the di\ ersity of cul-
tural ar-ts forns that exist in the
world," Dr Anthony stated.
Guymna and Kornsetable
Sialions Octobr 2. 1969.

PANGUT was a feast for both the ear and eye, featuring
an endless variety of complicated movement and dances.

A hint of


Music ...

tones of the gayageum.
Ambassador of the Repub-
lic Of Korean Mr Shoon-Chull
Shin explained the group forms
part of the membership of the
National Centre of Korean Per-
forming Arts of Namdo, which
has as its objective to develop
the artistic sensitivity of the

From page XVI
streamer or feather by
simply moving their heads as
they played their instruments
and involved acrobatic move-
Gayageum Byeongchang,
the singing of a short poem,
while playing the Korean tradi-
tional instrument Gayageum (12
string zither) was also one of
the noted highlights of the
evening. Gayageum
Byeongchang is a folk music
made distinct through the har-
mony of a woman's soft, clear
choice and the elegant and subtle

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.~uiludy I.,Ii[LPI1III~ ~June 1U, 2007
O.,...J.... fL......A..s

THANK you for your column
today, I found it very helpful.
Although you wrote about
children of alcoholics it could
apply to any adult children of
personality disordered parents.
I have been pondering %what to
do about my now aging PD
mother and feel very sad she is
unable to change her ways.
I see how being raised by
her impacted my
functioning. It is sad to see
the impact on my siblings as

well. It breaks my heart I
cannot be around these
people much because their
behavior is so hurtful. Other
relatives are judgmental that
I am not more helpful to my

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DIRECTOR Technical and Vocational
Education Training (Ministry of Education)

Job Description/Specification can be obtained
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Education, 21, Brickdam, Georgetown.

Applications should be submitted not later
than June 22, 2007 to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
26, Brickdam

viciously mean-spirited, yet
ill, mother.
It makes me cry when I see
a mother and daughter in our age
group. I can't count on my
mother for anything, and she has
only minimal interest in my two
beautiful daughters. It's a real
struggle, and there are no
support groups for adult
children of nasty. iLmean-spiritld.
self-centered parents.
The part you didn't
mention is how to stop the hurt
that never goes away. At my
wedding I had to dress myself.
Graduating with my master's
degree, my mother couldn't help
me adjust my cap, and she
barred my father from the
event. My father never called
with congratulations, and my
sister failed to show after
insisting I had to invite her and
un-invite my then fiance.
My first child was born and
not one moment of shared
wisdom, support, or
encouragement was offered. I
feel utter aloneness when facing
life's struggles. What do you do


with the broken heart that this
is the family\ you were born to?
Years of therapy don't
seem to take the ache away.


Adrianne, an old joke
begins with a man going to a
tailor to buy a suit.
The tailor hands himu a
gorgeous suit, but when he tries
it on. the man sees one sleeve
is longer than the other. The
tailor suggests tugging on the
short sleeve to make it longer.
However, then the suit doesn't
button properly. So the tailor
tells the man to carry his head
to one side and thrust out the
opposite elbow.
Now the suit fits perfectly.
So the man buys the suit and
walks out of the store. Two
other men spot him on the
sidewalk. One says to the other.
"What a beautiful suit! But what
do you suppose is wrong with
the poor devil wearing it?"
Some suits will never fit.
For us, time moves in only one

idircCtion. Naullrall y\ou \\ant
a good relationship with loulr
inolher. biut \ou cannot change
the past. You must stop
expecting her to be an\ thing but
what sihe is.
Novelist Philip Roth
once wrote a line that goes,
"Obedience is embraced to
lower the stakes." In other
words, following moral and
biological rules is supposed
to make life easier for us.
There is a moral precept
about honoring our parents,
and it is our nature to do
so. But with cruel parents,
obedience to the rule
doesn't help. Following
those rules makes life
Your relatives either are
speaking from cliche and don't
have any real knowledge, or they
want you to wallow with them

in ltiscrN. like thc friend w\ho
doesn't want \ou to10 sccecci
You aire nol helping tili1 b\
pretending thing., are anll ling
but \hatl they\ are. You .1ic not1
helping your children b\ doing
thal. and \ ou are certainly not
lielping yourself.
Swiss psychologist Alice
Miller has often described \\lhat
it is like'to grow up in ,i home
with disordered parents. and
how to overcome the harmful
effects. After reading three or
four or five of her books you
will realize, though you were
raised in a damaging way, you
can still have a wonderful life.
As the mother of two
beautiful daughters, the
dream of a wonderful mother/
daughter relationship is
within your grasp.


e .mail

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The closing date for submission of application is 15:30 h on Friday, June 22, 2007.

Applicants are required to submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of their applications, enclosing a recent
C.V., prepared in sufficient detail for the purpose of evaluation.

Applicants should ensure that their applications bear their full address, phone numbers and e-mail, so that
contact with the applicant may be facilitated.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under mentioned vacancy.
To provide long-term financial planning services to senior management and to ensure the efficient
administration of the Finance Division. General Accounting, Budget & Cost, Accounts payable through the
prompt delivery of the Financial Statements and Budgeted Financials and the production of Management
Reports eg. Variance Analyses, Cash-flow reports, Investment Management and Regulatory Compliance.
Knowledge, skills and Abilities Required:
* Contributes to the senior management group's development of long range strategies and business
plans, both specific to finance and throughout the organization.
* Ensures appropriate procedures and practices are in place to effectively manage financial aspects
of the organizations.
* Interprets organizational policy as it pertains to the financial/accounting function, as needed to
ensure that all policies are adhered to.
* Reviews and analyses financial statements, cash flows for continuous improvement to the
Chief Executive Officer.
, Submits business reports and recommendation for continuous imp-ovements to the
Chief Executive Officer.
S Liaises with auditors.
Manages the preparation and presentation of operating budgets, financial forecasts, financial
reports and other monthly reports to the Chief Executive Officer regarding all Finance activities
including Investments.
S2 A' level passes
- ACCA accreditation
+ Bachelor's Degree in Accounting would be considered an asset
I At. least three (3) years' experience supervising the accounting functions in a finance
Interested persons should submit applications with CV and two recent references.
The Chief Executive Officer


108 Regent Street, Bourda, Georgetown
Closing Date June 22, 2007



You can be one of them
The Guyana Police Force is
recruiting men and women
between the ages of 18 years
and 45 years tQ ; rve as
SNeighbourhood Police in their
respective communities.

Applicants must be literate
with an unblemished
character and be medically

n"tefetSCu persons are asked
to submit their applications,
along with two (2) recommendations from persons
residing within their District/Community, to the
respective Divisional Commander of the
District/Community. or the nearest Police Station,





1. The Ministry of Health has secured funding for the purchase
of the items below and invites sealed bids from eligible
and qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of same:
1. MoH 04/2007 Supply and Delivery of Dental Supplies
2. MoH 05/2007 Supply and Delivery of Furniture and
3 MoH 06/2007 Supply and Delivery Medical of Equipment

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the ProcurementAct
2003, and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of
Section IV (Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information,
clarification, examine and uplift bid documents (upon
presentation of receipt from Ministry of Health- see#5
below) at the address in #8 below, from Monday to Friday 9
am to 3 pm:

4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of
Compliance from NIS and GRA which should be submitted
for companies with offices registered in Guyana. Additional
requirements/ details are provided in the Bidding

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be
purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable manager's cheque / cash fee of $15,000 for
each project listed above.

6. The following bids must be delivered to the address below
(#9) ator before 9 am on the dates specified:

1. June 12th 2007 for Project#: MoH 04/2007
2. June 19th, 2007 for Project #: MoH 05/2007
3. June 19i" 2007 for Project #: MoH 06/2007

Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives
who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9 am on:

1. June 12'th, 2007 for project # MoH 04/07
2. June 19"i 2007 for project #s: MoH 05/07
3. June 19th 2007 for project #: MoH 06/,7
All bids must be Oecvipanied by a Bid Security as stated in the
.,iuuing document.

7. Purchasing of Bid Documents (see #5 also):
Cashier-Accounts Department (Ground Floor)
Ministry of Health, Brickdam, Georgetown
8. Further information, clarification, examination and
uplifting bid documents (upon presentation of receipt
from Ministry of Health, see#3 above)
Ms. Sasha Singh
Materials Management Unit ,.1:y of Health
Lot 1 Mudfl!t, Kingston, Georgetown
e 22 69351, Fax 22 57767, E mail:

9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see#6 also)
The Chairman
National Procurement ana Tender Administration (North
Western Building)
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Street,
Georgetn. Gtuyana




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Telephone: 220 2297 Fax: 220 2297


Applications are invited for the following two-year courses in Agriculture, Livestock Production &
Management and Animal Health & Veterinary Public Health, and a one-year course in Forestry.

Applications are invited for the following courses:
(i) Diploma in Agriculture
(ii) Certificate in Agriculture
(iii) Diploma in Animal Health & Veterinary Public Health
(iv) Diploma in Livestock Production & Management
(V) Certificate in Forestry

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(1 year) ( )

* CXC General Proficiency or GCE Ordinary Level in four (4) subjects with Grades I, II or III including
English Language and at least one (1) Science subject Chemistry. Biology, Physics, Mathematics,
Agriculture Science or Integrated Science.
* An equivalent qualification approved by the school.
* CXC' General Proficiency Examination in four (4) subjects with Grades I. II or III. These subjects should
include English, Mathematics and at least one (1) Science subject.
* Passes in four (4) subjects GCE Ordinary Level with a minimum of Grade C or any qualification
considered by the Institution to be equivalent.

* CXC General Proficiency Examination in four (4) subjects with Grades 1. 11 or 11I. These subjects should
include English. Mathematics and at least one (1) Science subject.
* Passes in four (4) subjects GCE Ordinary Level with a minimum of Grade C or any qualification
considered by the Institution to be equivalent.
CXC General Proficiency or GCE Ordinary Level in three (3) subjects with Grades III or IV. Preference
will be given to those with passes in English Language. Mathematics, Agriculture Science or Integrated
D CERTIFICATE IN FORESTRY (OneAcademic Year) 2007-2008
CXC General Proficiency or GCE Ordinary Level in three (3) subjects with Grades I. II or Ill. Preference
will be given to those with passes in English Language, Mathematics. Agriculture Science or Integrated

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Climate Change:

A Reality: How

Can We Adapt?

Hello Children,

On June 5. World En- .
vironment Day will be ,
celebrated in many '
countries around the
world. In GuL ana. the ...
Environmental Protec- '- .""''-' "
tion Agency is plan-
ning several activities
to make people aware
of Climate Change. its
effects and ways to .
adapt. One such activ-
ity is our Picture Col-
oring and Story Competition. The picture shows how ten year old
Randy's life has been affected by Climate Change. Color the pic-
ture and write a story about it describing how Randy's life

(1) The competition is open to children 9-13 yrs old.
(2) The picture MUST be cut from a newspaper.

(3) The story MUST be based on the picture and should
have between 250-300 words.
(4) Name. address and telephone number of tlihe person sub-
mnitting the entry MUST be clearly written at the bottom of the'

(5) The three top entries will be published in the newspaper
and will receive prizes. including books and a tour to a nature site.

(6) Closing date for the competition has been extended to Fri-
day June 22. 2007.

(7) Entries MUST be submitted in an envelope marked Pic-
ture Coloring and Story Competition, c/o Education. Information
and Training Division, Environmental Protection Agency. IAST
Building. UG Campus, Turkeyen. Greater Georgetown.

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Picture courtesy of Ms Merlene Ellis

Find out more about World Environment Day 2007 and how
you can participate in'the activities organized for its
observance. Also, you can organize your own activities
to raise awareness about Climate Change and to learn
about what you can do to adapt.

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'1 HE circumstances leading
up to a charge of "conspiracy*
and rebellion" the wrongful
and Nwretched incarceration
\ which induced the "un-
timelvy" death and crass inter-
itient in an unmarked grave
of Rev. .lohn Smith in British
Gtiiana struck a telling blow
for tlie abolition of slavery in
British colonies.
Man \ cotlIlC1entators con-
CIlendetl tli.t that blow mIortally
wtoundcd tIe argtments to sus-
tain slavery. 'Thle outrage follow--
ing the revelation of the issue
hastned emancipation and it d in l ritishl Guiana.
Inll August I823. thousands
of sla\cs I roll sugar plantations
on the Last Coast of Dcinerara
banded together to rilemoistratc
lbr iltheir rights which was with-
held by the locals in control and
in charge of running the affairs
of the colony. Those rights
granted by the British parlia-
ment were efforts to ameliorate
the living and working condi-
tions of the slaves.
Those rights were made

public ilo the ,lxe in Berbice
h\ tlle governor inuinediatelx
upon receipt unlike the situation
in Decmncrar:t lo v\.here the direc-
tive from the hollic goIernminent
was sent repeatedly. That de-
cree was another effort in the
fight for complete emancipation
following on the heel of aboli-
lion of the slaiie trade in 1807.
After the abolition of the
slave trade, there xwas a tight-
ening of thile screws on avail-
able labour force which
meant the condition of slaves
worsened. The awful condi-
lion of slavery on the
Demerara plantations was
graphically described by Rev.
John Smith in his journal
covering the years (1817-
1824) he lived, leading up to
his death, in British Guiana.
He described ttie long houri
of labour in the field front StlU-
rise to sunset, ending the day
with slaves fetching fodder from
the back dam to the stables.
Smith also reported how those
who attended his church were
persecuted and that inhumane
whipping was the order of the
day, some slaves receiving hun-

dreds of lashes each day.
John Smith \wa, born an or-
phan in Roth\\ell. England. in
the \car 1790. The onl\ form
of education he acquired \\as b\
of' Sunda\ school attendance.
At age 14. lie went to \\ork for
a biscuit maker in London.
Here. lie met and married Jane
Godden. and joined tihe London
Nlissionary Society enthused b\
the abolition of the sla\ c trade
in 1807 and by the momentum
for abolition of slavery.
Posted to British Guiana,
Smith and his wife sailed
from Liverpool, arriving in
Demerara on February 23,
1817. Apart from the rough
welcome from the muddy
Demerara River, Smith was
greeted by Governor Murray
with the ultimatum which
forbad Smith teaching the
slaves; if he did, then the gov-
ernor threatened to banish
him immediately from the
Despite that warning. Smith
revived the mission station
(Bethel Chapel) at plantation Le
Resouvenir vacated by Rev.
John Wray who was transferred

The Guyana Elections Commission invites sealed bids from
eligible and qualified bidders to effect repairs to the Motor
Mechanic Workshop building located at Coldingen.
Person/Agencies desirous of tendering are asked to purchase the
prescribed Tender Document from the Guyana Elections
Commission, Accounts Department, 72 High Street, Kingston,
Georgetown, at a non refundable cost of one thousand dollars
Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, Guyana Elections
Commission. Departmental Tender Board and deposited in the
Tender Box at the Guyana Elections Commission Secretariat
Building, 72 High Street, Kingston, in a sealed envelope,
which do not identify the Tenderer. The envelope should be
clearly marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for the
repairs to the Motor Mechanic Workshop Building".
Tenders close on June 19, 2007 at 09:00 hours and Tenderers are
invited to the opening on Tenders. immediately after closure.
Tenders must only be submitted on the prescribed forms and
must include a valid GRA and N IS Compliance Certificate or
they will be rejected.

Gocool Boodoo
Chief Election Officer/
Commissioner of Registration

to Berbice to continue thle good
work he started among the
slaves. Manx of the slaves b\
the time of \'ra\'s transfer
x\ere able to teach their fellow x
to read and xwrile. \\ral \\ asI
part of the first successful mis-
sion to the sla\esx in British
The otler part, of that
\entture included thce London
Missxionar\ Societ\y o'riecd ill
1795 for tile 'puqjose of evan-
gelical work among the heathen'
and Hermanus H. Post. propri-
etor of Plantation Le
Resouvenir. a naturalized En-
glishman of Dutch origin who

S te e' d11 the Ih r k' c o iltil!

.1 i i n 182 it \\a>. not dil-
lI'lt l01or Smitllh to till foul of
thei l 0\ of the land. M1 la\\
\\ I-, illpON I'ed. htilll Ldred of
e Cere but h'liered, 111,11\
huing and diplal\ ed ll pubiC fol t
11ontlhs. and John Soiluth \\ a, ;a.-
A frail and Nick man. he \\ as
incarcerated for soice sNeen
\\ eek then tried in a coLiNt umar-
lial lasting some l\\enl\ eight
da\s. He \\as condcnined to
death. A reprie\eC by tilhe homce
co\ erillCnl \vwas 1rantcd but be-
lore this ne\\ s reached ilie
colon\ lie died inl prison Iroi
The l furore caCused b\ the
aseNc of John Smith e\enltuall\
led to emancipation.
John Smith was buried in an
unmarked grave in St. Phillips
churchyard. But the freedom heC
wrought with his work and

I .111 I',' found od \ ,
(l cwh in Rothl\ell \\ ,' ho.' ht?
\\ ,' a ,I .'teber as .I chil,

Responlses to this aulthtior
telephone (5()2) 22(-ll0l(t5 or
e in a i I :
o raIlt radition2002 t.' l ahool.comIII

l.iterarN update
SBooks to be launched:
'Selected Poems by Eghbert
Martin edited by l)a id
Dabydeen, a Derek Walcott
book, UK,. and 'An Antiology
of Short Stories from
Guyana' edited bI Petamnher
Persaud. published b\ Dido
Press, IUK.
Information needed on
Edwina Melville. Rosetta
Khalideen. C. E. .1.
Ramcharitar-Lalla. Angus
Richman. 0. R. Dathorne,
Randall Butisingh. Meiling



The Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency can assist you in
finding the right person forthe job, orfinding the right job foryou.


Employers seeking staff:

Send your vacancy to us listing:
Job titles
Job description
Basic qualifications required
Remuneration package
Contact information and deadline

Persons seekingjobs:

Come to our office with your original documents:
Identification Card, Birth Certificate or Passport
Valid Police Clearance
Driver's Licence
Qualifications if any

Our offices are located at:

(1) 237 Camp Street, Georgetown
Tel #: 225-3032
E-Mail: recr.uitment@mJlhss.b.go.y,gy

(2) Regional Democratic Office, Anna Regina
Tel#: 771-5162

(3) Regional Democratic Office, Fort Wellington
West Coast Berbice

(4) Ministry of Labour. Human Services x Sou(al
Amsterdam Tel #: 333-2885

Security, New


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Sundayv Chronicle Jun~i *'~I 10,VU



the poor.
The criminal network in-
volved is well-organised, on an
industrial scale, and trans-na-
tional. Interpol is now involved

licly accusing China publicly of
being a main source of ihese
fakes, in private they' sa\ it is
one of the few countries that
has the technology to produce
such sophisticated counterfeits.
"I think maybe partly it's

- Why the trade in fake Malaria

drugs is a threat to humanity

Preah Vihear province in
northern Cambodia, close to
the Thai border is a lush
jungle region that used to be
a stronghold of the Khmer
Rouge; a remote, underdevel-
oped province. It also has a
high rate of malaria.
In the small town hospital
is Jai Prok, a thin 63-year-old.
When he first became ill he tried
to treat himself. He bought ma-
laria medicine from a hawker
who came to his village but it
simply did not work.
And such an experience is
not unusual, according to
Solang, the man in charge of the
hospital's medicines.
"There's no way patients
can tell the difference between
fake drugs and the real thing,"
he says.

"Even some doctors can't
tell. They all look the same."
It is hard to get an accurate
picture of how many anti-ma-
larial drugs are fake.
A group of malaria special-
ists, part of a collaborative
project involving Oxford Univer-
sity, Bangkok's Mahidol Uni-
versity and the Wellcome Trust,
have carried out small-scale sur-
veys in Cambodia, Laos, Viet-
nam and Burma.
What is certain, says pro-
fessor Nick Day a leading
member of the team in Bangkok
- is that fake drugs are a mas-
sive problem in South East Asia.
"In some areas 30-50%, or
even more than 50%, of drugs
you buy randomly from phar-

macies are actually fake," he
"They contain no active
anti-malarial ingredient."
The composition of these
fakes is wide-ranging. Some are
totally inert substances like
starch. Others contain cheap
drugs like paracetamol.
Others do contain small
quantities of the artesunate-type
anti-malarial drugs probably
only to fool the testers but
ironically it is these that consti-
tute a major problem in them-
Global resistance to the
last generation of malaria
drugs first emerged in this
region. Now scientists are
worried that these small
amounts could expose para-
sites to a level of the drug

that is not enough to kill
them, but could select for re-
sistant parasites.
The artemisinin class of
drugs, of which artesunate is
one, is the most powerful and
effective in treating malaria -
and the impact of parasites de-
veloping resistance to them
would be disastrous, says pro-
fessor Day.
Particularly in Africa, which
sees about 90% of the world's
malaria cases, it would be "a
public health catastrophe," he
And he describes the crimi-
nals responsible for this grow-
ing trade as murderers.
They are sophisticated
enough to know exactly what
they are doing and the im-
pact their fake drugs have on



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 within the Caribbean Regional Information and
Translation Institute (CRITI),Suriname:

Regional Statistics, CARICOM Secretariat. Guyana

i) Project Coordinator
i1) Data Management Specialist
lii) Economic Statistics Expert
Iv) Specialist, Trade in Services
V) Economic Statistician
Vi) Project Assistant, National Accounts
Vii) PrtjectAssistant, Trade in Services
Viii) Project Assistant, CESAP Merchandise Trade

CRITI, Suriname

(i) Project Director/Coordinator
(li) Finance and Administrative Officer

The above positions are being recruited under the Caribbean Integration
Support Programme (CISP) which is being funded under the 9'" European
Development Fund (EDF).

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the Secretariat's
web page at http://www.caricom.or.q

Applications with full curricuIum details, including nationality, date of birth,
work experience. education qualifications, summary of professional s -..s
a rexpe a. nguage proficiency, list of professional publications, th.-re
ree.r es -t east two~v who mst be familiar with the applicant's work), and
vtne-- r eiv e n^rl- -, -uWl serft to the Adciser, Human Resource
w!:.E:. : ,.n ,r Tukeyen, Greater



in trying to track them down.
One of their senior investi-
gators, John Newton, says that
in South-East Asia, the common
denominator is that the crimi-
nals are ethnic Chinese.
They may be from mainland
China, Malaysia or Burma, but
because they know each other
they are very difficult to infil-
The fake drugs trade is gen-
erating "significant profits", he
"The fact it's industrialized
shows a lot of investment has
gone into it. It's a significant
problem and it's growing."
China's actual role is un-
clear. It is a major legitimate
manufacturer of artesunates; the
artemisinin family of drugs came
from China in the first place, and
they're derived from sweet
wormwood, whose properties
have been known to traditional
Chinese medicine for more than
2,000 years.
But China is also, in gen-

true." said Mr Lu.
"If people say all the coun-
terfeit is coming from China, I
don't think that's true."
He thinks private business-
men are behind the trade.
"They are very slippery -
they can decide what they do
today and maybe they change
tomorrow," he adds.
"I don't think the big phar-
maceutical companies can do
that. They are also controlled
and inspected by the Chinese
The World Health
Organization's representative
in China, Dr Henk Bekedam,
says China has become more
willing in the last few years to
address this problem.
"When I started here in
2002, the government was ini-
tially very reluctant to talk
about the issue of fake drugs,"
he says.
"They said they're not part
of it. Now I think we have
moved on. China is accepting

ANTI-MALARIAL drugs are essential in many parts of the
developing world

eral. fighting counterfeiters. So
could the same country which
gave these new life-saving drugs,
to the world also be playing a
part in destroying them'.
For example., fakes of one of
the brands owned b)y
Holl phiarin. M which nIakes fi\c
million doi.n of Ihce anti-lmilarial
drun_'s a \ear IIt f;t'l l\ in
Cia,-.tin- ;n a. c ;,-j I (_'lhina. hN. c

Ithai fake drugs are a global prob-
lem. They are part of the woirkl.
the\ are part of tile problem -
ht the are ale s o part of the so
There i, imor C(hinni could
do. So far. for example. China
hia declined to join a recc'nil.
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under mentioned vacancy.


To keep correspondence delivery running smoothly and assist with other office duties
in and out of the office.

Knowledge, skills and Abilities Required:
- Distribute the daily newspapers.

+ Delivering mails externally and internally.

t Clearing the PO Box on a daily basis.

* Making out-of-town business trips for the company with staff when required.


* Passes in 5 CXC Subjects including Maths and English.

!- At least three (3) years' motor cycle licence holder.

Interested persons should submit applications with CV and two recent refences
to the:
The Chief Executive Officer

F=EE .

108 Regent Street, Bourda, Georgetown
Closing Date June 22, 2007


The National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd (NICIL)/Privatisation
Unit (PU) invites suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions:

1. Gardener/Handyman

The incumbent must possess the following:
-Good educational background
-A recent police clearance
-An identification card

Duties include:
-Cleaning of the compound on a daily basis
-Clean other properties owned by NICIL
-Clean the office vehicles
-Assist with office duties such as distributing newspapers etc

Remuneration would be negotiable.

2. Filing Clerk/Receptionist

The incumbent must possess the -.- i.-..')

-At least three subjects CXC
-Good communication skills
-Be computer literate
-Be knowledgeable in -*,,',, and be able to up keep a Filing

Remunerahon would be negotiable.

Api:c.-!: s io.ot;er with two recent references should be addressed to:

!- he "itf nu"i Resource,/AclTW11ilrative .<"n, er
126 Barrack Street

Closing date for applications is June 15. 2007




LIBRA -- Relationships are your locus (oday -- although noi necessarily the roman-
tic kind. There is a great deal of' confusion in a few of your partnerships, and you
might need to start working to untangle some of these knots. But you can't solve
everyone else's personal problems right now, and frankly you shouldn't try to. Be-
ware that some of these problems are a lot more complicated than you may realize.

SCORPIO -- You have been acting so selflessly lately that many people are won-
dering what kind of medal you're competing for. But they're just jealous that they
can't do the things that you are capable of. So don't let their jealousy or silly com-
ments prevent you from helping other people in the way that you want to. You are
getting great satisfaction from affecting other people's lives, so keep doing it as long
as you enjoy it. When it starts to feel like work. then you call take a well-deserved

SAGITTARIUS -- Productivity won't be a problem for you today. so you can rest
easy about meeting that strict deadline. finishing that gigantic paper,. or getting every
little errand done. A lot of coincidences will fall in place to pave the way lor a-smooth.
clear road for you to travel upon. This is a great day\ to skip out early or take a long
lunch. With all the stuff you've been dealing with. you ha\e earned the right to have a
little fun -- so have it!

CAPRICORN -- Some unexpected lerminlations may IhaVi e ou feeling a little uncer-
tain right now. but you don't have to wVorry about \our 1otn situation. Stay calm. and
don't assume the worst -- doing so \\'ll only pul you in a ibd mood. and there's no
point in that. Your relationships are more solid than eer -- despite the fact that there
has been a little bit of conflict going o11 lacl\. 't i! ii sin' think lhal people don't
like you jusi hbectuse these atrcue \\ ilth sot.

AQUARIUS -- This is a real dai \ to iomse nei\\l formed ideas lr plans to the next
stage of dcclopment. All the pieces \\ill all into place quickl\ and easily. IFocusing
\our energy oin advallnced idlas a nd cdtthitical d people is going 1o satisyo your in-
tellect in n\ew ways. and challenging your No mind \\ ill help \ou build confidence. Ever\
day,. your pro\ ing -- lo \ ourself and other people -- Ihl \u'ir capable of more
thalln yvou'\ e i len ouirsellcredll or.

PISCES -- ii s ntic lor \,nit o si 'si o lonl o i tIhos aihiiuous andl Iirialious
con ersations \ou'\e been h\1ing \\nih \ h\Il iertaiiL someone The\ \e been quilt
enjo\able. but tlhe\ hia\c also been a: bit t ;i \\ iasi t ol line. n c' llte' For beller
or for s worse. lod s\ot i io are going lto Cl to the heal l lo il te i lla.'r and clair! .
what you tan l r c a cnnol n be o0 eiacIh otiler. Resist the turlc to s,il tnl\ hlil ',to
think this person \\ anis to t ea.- Be. tHe rue : o, oiisell ., ld to hll\h It \ot .ilnt.


ARIES -- Use your generosity to its fullest extent today -- it will open up doors and
make people remember you in a very favorable way (and this could come in handy
very soon). So step up and be the first one to give someone a compliment, loan a
friend a few bucks or lend a bogged-down coworker a hand. The more munificent you
are with your time and goodwill, the sooner you'll start seeing those kannic returns
rolling in.

TAURUS -- Use your generosity to its fullest extent today -- it will open up doors
and make people remember you in a very favorable way (and this could come in
handy very soon). So step up and be the first one to give someone a compliment,
loan a friend a few bucks or lend a bogged-down coworker a hand. The more munifi-
cent you are with your time and goodwill, the sooner you'll start seeing those karmic
returns rolling in.

S-. GEMINI -- Something exciting is going on with one of your acquaintances, and
you need to get to the bottom of it today. Look at old e-mails or text messages for
clues as to what this person has been up to lately -- you might be quite sur-
prised! Once you get a better handle on what's going on. you'll be able to see the
big picture and how you fit into it -- if you want to. It might take time to decide
whether you want to get involved, and you should feel free to take as much time
as you need.

CANCER -- If you sense that someone is trying to get a rise oul of you today. do
yourself a favor and don't react emotionally -- doing so will only demonstrate that
this button-pushing behavior works! Turn off your emotions -- and just walk away
from an annoying situation if you have to. This person wants your attention very
badly, but you should give it on your terms. If you refuse to put up with bad behav-
ior, you'll have to deal with less and less of it as time goes on.

LEO -- If you meet someone who changes your mind about something today. you
..', should be grateful -- but you should also be careful not to give this person too much
credence in the future. He or she might not be as wise as you think, and could have an
3- ._ ulterior motive for gaining your trust. When you join someone's team. that team's
reputation rises. So be mindful about where your allegiance lie. Choose very. very

VIRGO -- A high-spirited friend is full of bright new ideas and a 'sensational' new
plan. The trouble is, you are going to immediately see quite a few holes in your pal's
"' logic -- should you rain on this parade. or let it march unwittingly onward into what
is sure to be a very disappointing lfailur'e? The slars ask you to rIemember that each
persoIn is on his or her own path in life. flcce to make his or her own mistakes (and
S,, i learn front Ihcllm).


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Sunday Chronicle June 10, 200,

After he left, I looked out of the window for a while, with my
coat on and all. I didn't have anything else to do. You'd be
surprised what was going on in the other side of the hotel.
They didn't even bother to pull their shades down.
I saw one guy, a grey-haired, very distinguished-looking guy
with only his shorts on, do something you wouldn't believe
me even if I told you. First he put his suitcase on the bed.
Then he took out all these women's clothes silk stockings,
high-heeled shoes, brassieres, and one of those corsets with
the straps hanging down and all. Then he put on this very
tight evening dress. I swear to God. Then he started walk-
ing up and down the room, taking those very small steps,
the way a woman does, and smoking a cigarette and looking
at himself in the mirror. He was all alone, too. Unless some-
body was in the bathroom I couldn't see that much.
Then in the window almost right over his, I saw a man and a
woman squirting water out of their mouth at each other. It
probably was highballs, not water, but I couldn't see what
they had in their glasses. Anyway, first he'd take a swallow
and squirt it all over her, then she did it to him they took
turns, for God's sake. You should've seen them. They were
in hysterics the whole time, like it was the funniest thing that
ever happened. I'm not kidding, that hotel was lousy with
perverts. I was probably the only normal bastard in the
whole place and that isn't saying much. I'd... near send a
telegram to old Stradlater telling him to take the first train to
New York. He'd have been the king of the hotel.

Suppose this is the way you choose to write your story, by
looking into windows or houses or diaries, or at photographs.
You shouldn't stop here. You then have to choose the lan-
guage to write with which suits the character you set up your-
self to be.
This is an effort to assist you in writing your short stories,
giving account of events, and presenting description in a
light-hearted fashion. Right now you have a choice either
to continue to write and complete this story or to write an-
other one more fitting your experience. Handle it however
you think it fitting.
Whatever is your choice, think on the following questions:
What aspects would you develop further? Why? What as-
pects would you develop in your own choice? What aspects
would you add?
What would you make the narr,.Lor do next? Would you want
to turn his attention to a sober side of the hotel, wake him
up from his spying or would you open more windows to him?
Think carefully about what you would do and do it well.

Write a story based on the picture below. Let it be approxi-
mately 400 to 500 words in length. Add whatever characters
you desire. Write in Standard English. Da) A story seems
very real to the reader if the characters speak for themselves.
b) A story with dialogue (conversation) in it is usually easier
and more interesting to read than one without.

,: .. .. .

Ik. A
iII^^riK iA


1. "We would rather die on our feet." said Sally Silver. "than
live with our palms outstretched."

3. Tennessee recited her poem. "It's All for the Good of Man-

9. Inspector John said, "Know the number of your national
identification card."

Look here also:
"Tony, I got to be mean," said Durante. "Stand right here
where I can see you. Don't get too close."
Remember these rules:

a) Place quotation marks only around the quoted words.

b) Set off introductory or explanatory remarks from the ac-
tual quotation with the use of a comma.

c) Use two sets of quotation marks for quotations that are
interrupted by explanatory words such as he said or she

A Story for You
Look how the following story comes alive with dialogue.

They went out from the house. The sun turned the
sweat of Durante to hot water and then dried his skin
so that his clothes felt transparent. "Tony, I got to be
mean," said Durante. "Stand right here where I can
see you. Don't get too close. Now listen. The sheriff
would be along this trail sometime today, looking for
me. He'll load up himself and all his gang with water
out of your tanks. Then he'll follow my sign across
the desert. Get me? He'll follow if he finds water on
the place. But he's not going to find water."
"What you done, poor Dick?" said Tony. "Now look, I could
hide you in the old wine cellar where nobody -"
"The sheriffs not going to find water," said Durante. "It's
going to be like this."
He put the rifle to his shoulder, aimed, fired. The shot struck
the base of the nearest tank, ranging down through the bot-
tom. A semicircle of darkness began to stain the soil near
the edge near the iron wall.
Tony fell to his knees. "No, no, Dick! Good Dick!" he said.
"Look!" All the vineyard. It will die. It will turn into old,
dead wood, Dick...."
"Shut your face," said Durante. "Now that I've started, I
think I like the job."
Max Brand, "Wine on the Desert"


Read about what happened after supper on the plan-
tations in Guyana and the rest'of the Caribbean. Did
the old people wash dishes, and then go out to oc-
cupy seats and talk on the front porch? Did the grand-
children crouch down, listening, behind the squeaky
rocking chairs? Was there the deepening dusk bring-
ing with it the lighting bugs flicking on and off above
the shadowy flowering plants'? What was the talk
about? What signaled bedtime? Write down the in-
formation. Tell pieces to an interested person, and
then find fitting places for the information in your sto-

He that makes a good war

makes a good peace.
George Herbert (1593-1633)
Outlandish Proverbs, 420


Here are some guidelines for writing the note or letter of
apology or explanation.

1. Be prompt in sending the note of apology if you know
that your actions) deserve one.

2. Believe that what you have said was the best thing un-
der the prevailing circumstance.

3. Offer payment of some kind or replacement if you have
damaged anything.

4. Do not make excuses especially that could irritate.

5. Make your letter brief.

Remember that there must be sincerity and promptness in
your letter of apology or explanation, which is sometimes
called an apology note.


1345 Baxter Lane
Hunting Ground Town
June 10th, 2007

Dear Mrs. Sampson,

Yesterday afternoon I kissed my teeth when you asked m
not to pick your fluffy red roses that were hanging ove
into my mother's yard. Please accept my apology for m)
rudeness. I could not see then to whom the flowers be
longed. You were right to speak to me when and how yo
did for whether the flowers were hanging in your yard o
over into ours, they were still yours, (though my friend
tell me a different reasoning). There is no excuse for m
behaviour, and I am truly sorry. After all, we are long stand
ing neighbours- and you are a kind and courteous perso

Yours truly,
Sam John


Your parrot has ruined this season's crop from you
neighbour's red cashew tree the best since the youn
tree has begun to yield fruit. Write a note of apology o
fearing a proper solution to the problem. State what step
you can promise to implement to prevent repetition of th
parrot's behaviour. Go over your work with a study pa

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;unday Chtornicle"'Jne 10,'2007

Aff. 2i

Connery bows out

of Indiana film

SIR Sean Connery has an-
nounced that he will not be
playing Harrison Ford's fa-
ther in the next Indiana
Jones film.
"If anything could have
pulled me out of retirement, it
would have been an Indiana
Jones film." the 76-year-old
said in a statement on its
"But in the end. retirement
is just too damned much fun."
he continued.
Ray Winstone. Cate
Blanchett and John Hurt will be

and best wishes
are extended to
Lakrajie (Lily) and
Baldeo (Samuel)
Deodat of
Industry, East
Coast Demerara,
who exchanged
marriage vows on
June 2. They get
greetings from
their relatives and


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appearing alongside Ford in
Ste\en Spielberg's film. sched-
uled to open in Ma\ 2008.
Sir Sean. who played Dr
Henry Jones in 1989's Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusade.
said he had "thought long and
hard" about reprising his role.
"I love working with Steven
and George [Lucas], and it goes
without saying that it is an honour
to have Harrison as my son."

Having not appeared on
screen since 2003. hoxcx\er. he
thoughtt it best to make an an-
"I, do however, have one bit
of advice for Junior." he added.
"Demand that the critters
be digital, the cliffs be low. and
for goodness sake keep that
whip by your side at all times

in ase \ou need to escape fro
the stunt coordinator'
'This is a remarkable ca-
and I can only sa\. 'Break a Ie
Daredevil archaeologist l
diana Jones first appeared c
screen in Raiders of the Lo
Ark in 1981.
The fourth instalmni
has been in development f(
more than a decade. (BBC)


Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. invites applications from suitabl,L qutified
prin1 to fill the position of BUILDING FOREMAN which exist in the
Ad ,':tI .tr.ti, Department, Lamaha Street.

Under the general direction of the Administrative Manager. the incumbent
will be responsible mainly for-
*Ensure all buildings and compculosnfs are efficiently and safely
OVerify completion of routine nainlen wnrc and renovation projects
including Plumbing
*Preipaatio of Bills of Quantity and Civil Di s
IoEnsure C.'irp,-n, Masonry and other in-t',u-; & Communication
works are effectively executed.

Diploma in Civil Ern.inaer ;na from the Uni *.-r ;' of Guyarn
At least (3) Years relevant experience.
Technician's Diploma in Building and Civii Engineering from G.T.I.
At least five (5) years relevant experience.
The .;L: .'-: -. 1* must be ( 5ti.i' t.l with:
40 The ( OL- i-i;,i1,1,! Health & Safety Act
oiEI,rtrir'it" Serrcfr Reform Act (ESRA)
STI i Er Ei % i ii iw iii Protection Act.
Applications must be sent before 20 June. 2007 to:GPL UGP4DtN ANO UPI2ATNG'
The Deputy Human Resources MP..n'ilor
Guyana Power & Light Inc.
257/9 Middle St., Cummingsburg.

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NOTED Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt Tuesday said
he would soon make a film on the betting cartel in cricket
with the mysterious death of former Pakistani coach Bob
Woolmer as its peg.
Bhatt said that the film would have a potent combination
of cricket, love story and betting in it.
"It will not be a film on Bob Woolmer himself but his death
will definitely be an inspiration to the film." he told reporters
The lead role in the vet-to-be-named film will be enacted
by Emraan Hashmi and the role of Woolmer will be done by an
actor from abroad.
Bhatt earlier inaugurated "Actor Prepares" the acting
school set up by Kher with Punjab Governor S.F. Rodrigues.
Kher. who himself had his professional acting lessons at
Panjab University here nearly four decades ago, has set up the
institute to provide professional acting training to aspiring ac-
tors from the region.
He recently made selections for the first batch of 25 stu-
The acting institute will be run in collaboration with the
Chandigarh administration on the premises of a government crafts
"Bollywood actors will be part of guest faculty here to
give tips to students from their rich experience," Kher said.



(Mumbai) FORMER Miss Universe Sushmita Sen says her
month long trip to Trinidad, 13 years after she visited it for
the first time, has filled her with regret. The lush green tropi-
cal island has turned into a concrete jung.
"It felt uncanny to be back in Trinidad after 13 years, this time
to shoot a film. The last time it was in the capacity of Miss Uni-
verse. The greenery is gone! The entire tropical island has been
turned into a concrete jungle. But the warmth and hospitality of
the people remains unchanged," Sushmita, who was there to shoot
Mudassar Aziz's "Dulha Mil Gaya", told IANS.
The people overwhelmed Sushmita with their hospitality.
"They welcomed me as though I was one of them. I've never
felt so much at home in any other foreign country. But it's good to
be back home after so long," said Sushmita who landed in Mumbai
Tuesday morning.
"When I was in Trinidad 13 years ago someone stole my
Miss Universe watch from my hotel room. It was very precious,
and not because it was expensive. I don't show my emotions
much in public. But that day I had cried. -
"Now cut to when I land in Trinidad last month. And guess
what? The locals remembered that unpleasant incident! They came
up to me at various public places from the time I landed up on the
island to apologise for what happened so long ago. It was a truly
heartwarming acceptance of the fact that wounds are meant to heal."
Sushmita returned from Trinidad with a fund of fond memories
of the island and the film.
"I don't know about how 'Dulha Mil Gaya' will look finally.
But I had a ball shooting it. Mudassar has done a splendid job. I'm
very satisfied with the way the film has shaped up."
Daughter Renee had accompanied Sushmita to Trinidad.
"We two girls had ourselves a ball."

INDIAN superstar Salman Khan stepped in at Studio Napean in Mumbai for Rouble Nagt's art exhibition the hysterdwas
worth the watch. "Neither am I a painter nor an artist I am doing this just for Salman Khan Foundation for charity. I can only
draw or sketch." Khan said. Artist Rouble Nacgi added, "Salman is a very good painter. He has 'got1 some excellent concept
and he's got some excellent concepts ... and he has picked up so quickly". There are reports that Khan himself is coming up
with his own art exhibition soon.

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