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


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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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Shiv Charan Yadav has been taking the exams normally given
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He was in his 30s when he first decided to better himself through
JA iPUR, India (Reuters -' A 73-year-ld Indian This year, he failed everything except Sanskrit, scoring only 103
farmer who vowed not to marry before passig his out of a possible 600 points.
high school exams has failed to get through for the He said he found mathematics especially hard, blaming the .
38th time. subject for dragging down his score.



ACTING President Mr. Samuel Hinds yesterday repeated the government's pledge not to
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THE Police Immigration Department yesterday announced it
will not be accepting new applications for passports until the
machine readable passport system has been implemented.
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day and no new applications for passports will be accepted until
the system is implemented.
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Hundreds flee Hamas-run Gaza amid spillover fears

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

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Transportation is available to the lower
East Coast, East Bank,
West Coast and West Bank on all purchases
So hurry and place your order while stocks last
Please call: 225-0608 or 225-1853
Or visit our office at
30 High & Drysdale Streets,
Charlestown, Georgetown
(Next to Infinity Service Station)

Applications are invited from suitable qualified
persons for the vacant position of Administrative
Officer at the National Communications Network Inc.

The Administrative Officer is required to provide
strong support to the Chief Executive Officer in
maintaining routine operations, office systems and


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relevant experience.

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\pplicants must he proficient in the use of computers.

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be," Haniveh said.
9 Palestinian laI naker Hanan
Ashrawi said Fa\\ad's cabinet
laced daunting challenges "to
ensure the rule of la\\ and to
present the spread of la\\ less-
ness from Gaza to the \\est
The security challenge w\\as
highlighted in orders issued by
Palestinian police chief Kamal
el-Sheikh, who is based in the
West Bank. to his men in Gaza
not to work or obey Hamnas or-

an end to these crimes." he
The U.S. consul-general
who handles relations \ ith the
Palestinians said W\'ashington
would lift a ban on direct finan-
cial aid to the ne\\ emergency\
government. clearing the \wa\ lor
the European Union and Israel
to follow suit.
"There won't be any ob-
stacles economically and politi-
cally in terms of re-engaging
with this government ... They
will have full support," Jacob
Walles told Reuters after meet-
ing Abbas at his West Bank
headquarters in Ramallah. near
The Quartet of Middle
East peace mediators the
United States, the European
Union, Russia and the United
Nations voiced support
for Abbas and concern about
humanitarian conditions in
Gaza. but did not say
whether it would ease its ban
on direct aid to an Abbas-
controlled Palestinian Au-

GAZA (Reuters) Hundreds
of Fatah supporters fled the
Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip
by land and sea on Saturday
and the Islamist group
threatened to take its fight
against Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas's forces to
the West Bank.
Abbas, who leads the secu-
lar Fatah faction, prepared to
swear in a new government that
will bring an end to a U.S.-led
aid embargo. .He sacked a
Hamas-led unity government
after Islamist forces routed
Fatah in the Gaza Strip and be-
gan imposing a new order.
Hamas official Sami Abu
Zuhri said 150 Hamas sup-
porters were "abducted" in
the occupied West Bank in
what he called acts of "real
terrorism" by Fatah forces
there. "We will not stand
handcuffed against these
crimes in the West Bank. We
will take all steps to secure

militants grabbed the deputy
speaker, who is aligned with
Hamas, and dragged him from
the building, witnesses said. He
was not hurt.
In Hebron. another West
Bank city. militants of al
Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. an
offshoot of Fatah, stormed
government offices and set
uIp checkpoints to search for
Hamas members.
Many Fatah supporters in
Gaza fear reprisals from Hamas.
In one refugee camp. Fatah loy-
alists lamented Hamas's take-
over. "We were destroyed... I
feel lost." said Uimm Ramni,
whose husband is a colonel in
the Fatah-dominated National
Security Forces.
Abbas has picked Salam
Fayyad. a Western-backed tech-
nocrat and formerly finance
minister, to serve as prime min-
ister of the emergency govern-
ment in what Hamas said
amounted to a coup.
The government will be
sworn in on Saturday or Sunday
and will comprise 11 lawmak-
ers, Abbas aides said.
Ismail Haniyeh, who be-
came prime minister after Hamas
won the 2006 parliamentary
election, refuses to accept his
In an interview with a
French newspaper, he ruled out
setting up a Palestinian state in
the Gaza Strip: "Separation is
not on the agenda and never will

Haniyeh responded by ap-
pointing what he called a
"higher police command" above

I ndei lP.le ,.n\,\,,m i,\,
Abbas ,an declare e a, stile
emergency) for up to 30 das,,
The s:iate of emergency\ could
be c\tended for another 30
dai\ s. but onl\ .after w inning the
a1pplo al of t\\o thirds of pat
Hamas has a majority in
the parliament although
Israel's arrests of nearly half
of Hamas's deputies put that
majority in doubt and also
made it hard to achieve a
quorum. That could enable
Abbas to keep the state of
emergency in place longer.
(Additional reporting by
Wafa Amr in Ramallah)

Diana fascinating for her

contradictions: biographer

By Paul Majendie

ALTHORP (Reuters) After
penning biographies of
Lucrezia Borgia and
Jacqueline Kennedy, histo-
rian Sarah Bradford was re-
luctant to write about Prin-
cess Diana because she
thought of her as a "silly,
neurotic blonde".
By the lime Bradford fin-
ished her book. she had changed

Gaza and the much larger
West Bank are only about 45 km
(30 miles) apart, with Israel in
between, but they now appear
poised to function as two sepa-
rate territories.
"Gaza. unfortunately at
this stage. is out of the control
of the Palestinian Authority."
Abbas aide Saeb Erekal said.
Western powers imposed an
aid embargo after Hamas came
to power in March 2006 be-
cause it failed to recognize Is-
rael. renounce violence and ac-
cept interim peace deals.
Hamas set tip checkpoints
in Gaza to prevent high-ranking
Fatah officials from leaving the
coastal enclave.
Palestinian officials said
hundreds of Fatah supporters
were allowed by Israel and
Egypt to travel to the West
An Israeli army spokeswoman,
said Israel had allowed people to
leave Gaza for the West Bank on a
case-by-case basis.
"I will not live in a Hamas-
run state." said Shadi, a fighter
from Abbas's Fatah faction, af-
ter escaping Gaza for the occu-
pied West Bank through an Is-
raeli crossing point.

About 50 Fatah gunmen and
200 other demonstrators
stormed a Palestinian parlia-
inent building in Ramallah. The

the princess made such a fasci-
nating subject because of her
"She could be funny, witny.
a lovely friend. She coull sabo
turn on people, she could be
cruel, she could be hysterical."
Bradlord said.
"How did this totally unso-
phisticated girl become a world
figure in 16 years? What she
achieved was remarkable."
Diana was killed in a Paris
car crash almost 10 years ago
and her brother Charles. in his
funeral oration, called the prin-
cess "the most hunted person of
the modern age".
Bradford highlights Diana's
complex personality and par-
ticularly her paradoxical attitude
to fame.
"She found it suffocating
and she wanted a private life.
But the other side of her wanted
the celebrity and she would call
up reporters herself." Bradford
Diana's death prompted
an unprecedented outpouring
of national grief portrayed in
the Oscar-winning movie
"The Queen". "This girl rep-
resented great beauty and a
unique gift for communica-
tion. People felt they owned
her. She was part of their
lives, it could not be true that
she had gone," Bradford



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Palestinian families leave Gaza through the Erez crossing
between Gaza and Israel, June 16, 2007. Hundreds of
Fatah loyalists fled Hamas-controlled Gaza by land and sea
on Saturday as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
prepared to swear in a new government in the West Bank
that will bring an end to a U.S.-led aid embargo. (REUTERS/
Mohammed Salem)

In this file photo, Princess
Diana is pictured a month
before her death chatting
with members of the
Zenica volleyball team
during her visit to Bosnia
and Herzegovina August
97. (REUTERS/lan Waldie)

her mind.
At a literary festival staged
at Diana's family home in
Althorp, Bradford told Reuters

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Washington delays passport law

BBC Americans travelling
to the Caribbean, Canada
Mexico and Bermuda have
been given some more time
to get their US passports.
A new US system called
the Western Hemisphere Travel
Initiative, introduced in January.
requires that US citizens have
a passport in order to re-enter
the country when they travel to
these countries.
But it's become bogged
down in bureaucracy and con-
troversy and today Americans
were told they can continue
travelling to these areas, for the
time being without, passports.
On Friday the US House
of representatives voted
overwhelmingly to delay for
17 months the new rules re-
quiring passports for Ameri-
cans airline and cruise ship
Up to now Americans trav-
elling to the Caribbean were

only required by regional gov-
ernments to show a pa..port or
driver's licence-
But the US Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative is put-
ting a stop to that.
It requires all Americans
travelling to the Caribbean.
Canada, Bermuda and Mexico to
have a passport to re-enter the
United States.
Caribbean governments and
tourism experts fearing a down-
turn in US tourist arrivals had
lobbied for the requirement to be
However the new system,
which took effect in January, has
become bogged down in bureau-
cracy with large numbers of
passport applications and an
equally massive backlog.
Even within the US the new
system has had its critics.
Washington has now appar-
ently bowed to pressure.
The US government an-

nounced today that Ameri-
cans travelling to the region
and the other listed area> can.
until the end of September
this year- use special docu-
ments provided by the US
State and Homeland Security
The Western Hemisphere

Tr \ l initiate' \\ HTI' ; m -
tended to ttren :!;en L S border
li't hceing inroiud in sepa-
rate stages for airline and cruise
The first phase for air-
line passengers took effect
in January this year.

Amazon river

'longer than Nile'
BBC- SCIENTISTS in Brazil are claiming to have estab-
lished as a scientific fact that the Amazon is the longest
river in the world.
The Amazon is recognized as the world's largest river by
volume, but has generally been regarded as second in length to
the River Nile in Egypt.
The claim follows an expedition to Peru that is said to have
established a new starting point further south.
It puts the Amazon at 6,800km (4,250 miles) compared to
the Nile's 6,695km.

The precise length of a river is not easy to calculate and
depends on correctly identifying the source and the mouth.
The new claim in -Brazil follows an expedition by scien-
tists which is said to have discovered a new source for the Ama-
zon in the south of Peru and not the north of the country as
had been thought for many years.
While the exact location has yet to be confirmed from two
choices, scientists say either would make the river the longest
in the world.
Guido Gelli, director of science at the Brazilian Institute of
Geography and Statistics. told the Brazilian network TV Globo
that today it could already be considered as a fact that the Ama-
zon was the longest river in the world-
The Amazon is now said to begin in an ice-covered moun-
tain insouthern Peru called Mismi.
Researchers travelled for 14 days, sometimes in freezing
temperatures, to establish the location at an altitude of 5,000m.
The research was co-ordinated by the National Geographi-
cal Institute of Peru, with the help of their colleagues in Brazil.
There has been a healthy academic debate over the
world's longest river for some years and the claim from
Brazil may not go unchallenged.


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CAMOTAN, Guatemala
(Reuters) Thousands of an-
gry Guatemalans beat a
woman to death and set an-
other on fire on suspicion
they had killed a young girl
and stolen her organs to sell
them. police said on Satur-
Nine-year-old Mishel Diaz
disappeared from her home in
Camotan. a town near the bor-
der with Honduras, last Thurs-
day and her mutilated body was
discovered a day later aban-
doned on a dirt track.
Her arm was cut off, eyes
gouged out and body carved up,
with the skin on her chest removed
in what looked like an attempt to
steal her heart and kidneys, said
town police chief Enrique Lemus.
An angry mob wielding rocks
and sticks went house to house
looking for three women they
thought committed the murder.
"Some neighbours said they
saw one woman kidnap the little
girl. That's how they figured
these women were responsible,"
Lemus said. "Then at least
2.000 people went out looking
for them. It was the entire
The furious horde beat 24-
year-old Marciana Recinos to
death in the town square.
Police rescued the other two
women but only after the mob
doused one woman with gaso-

line and set her on fire. She is
now recovering in hospital and
the third woman is in jail.
There is a deep fear in rural
Guatemala of children being
stolen to sell them or their or-
gans for transplants, although
this is often based on rumour
and unfounded stories.
Lynch mobs have killed
hundreds of people in the poor
Central American country since
1996, when it signed peace ac-
cords to end a 36-year civil war
that left a quarter of a million
people dead or missing.
Many experts blame the
vigilante justice on exposure
to violence during the war,
combined with a lack of faith
in the crumbling criminal
justice system. (Additional
reporting by Mica Rosenberg
in Guatemala City)

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BUENOS AIRES, June 16 (Reuters) Heavy snow in the
Andes left 6,100 trucks stuck on Saturday along the main
mountain pass between Argentina and Chile, a transpor-
tation official said.
The Christ the Redeemer pass, which at its highest point
rises close to 12,500 feet (3,800 metres) above sea level, has
been closed to heavy vehicles for four days and snow kept fall-
ing on Saturday.
"The trucks can't cross because the storm is still going on.
We're only allowing through a few cars with chains," said
Ernesto Arriaga, spokesman for Argentina's highway department.
"On the Argentine side there are about 3,300 trucks stuck
along the pass, but there are another 2,800 on the Chilean side,"
he said.
The steep highway between the cities of Mendoza, Argen-
tina, and Los Andes, Chile, passes beneath Aconcagua, the high-
est peak in the Americas.
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A refreshing wind

LAST week's agreement by the government and parlia-
mentary opposition parties to cooperate for the creation
of a new national register of eligible voters in time for
next year's Local Government elections marked a de-
fining moment for fostering a new culture in Guyana's
party politics.
The deep-rooted distrust and suspicions, rooted in
a long dispensation of "party paramountcy" and rigged
elections, prior to the restoration of electoral democracy
in 1992, have often resulted in the pattern of both gov-
erning and opposition parties being more prone to jus-
tify their respective positions on various social and po-
litical issues of national importance.
Instead, that is, of patiently and methodically
striving for compromise with a middle ground that serves
for healthy cooperation in the national interest.

It is against that background, therefore, that the
agreement reached for compilation of a new voters reg-
ister, based on house-to-house registration. is a most
welcome, refreshing political wind.
Much credit goes to President Bharrat Jagdeo and
the governing PPP C for taking the initiative for such a
major development in the body politic,. particularly since
difficulties to fund the house-to-house registration had
threatened to prevent such a development.
This observation does not. of course, diminish the
significance of the efforts also played by the major op-
position PNCR and its leader, Mr. Robert Corbin, which
finally led to last week's meeting of all the parliamen-
tary parties in the historic consensus for the way forward
in preparation for the conduct of the long overdue Local
Government poll.
The Guyana Elections Commission is naturally quite
pleased over the agreement reached as it confirms with
its own advocacy for a new register of voters.
The challenge for the commission itself is to work
harder to overcome polarisation resulting from partisan
politics by its .membership that have often impaired effi-
ciency and raised questions about its integrity.
Since 1992 there have been incremental confidence-
building measures to elevate the stature of the

commission in the conduct of free and fair elections, the
results of which have met with favourable endorsements
by local, regional and international observer missions.
Nos, is not the time to revisit an old argument wi
favour of a new Elections Commission. more along the
lines of what exists elsewhere in CARICOM.
For now, the government and the opposition parties
are to be congratulated on tne agreement reached foi
compilation of a new electoral register.


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Credibility factor in three coming polls

WHEN what is cynically referred to, at its
beginning, as "the silly season", but re
ally an unofficial national election cam-
paign, the electorate of the country can expect all
manner of accusations, boasts, hilarious talk and
quite surprising developments to capture the
attention of and, hopefully, persuade voters.
While no dates have been announced for elections in three
CARICOM states where they are expected later this year -
Jamaica. Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados there are ex-
amples of this fun. or 'silly' political season being in full
swing with varying manifestations that also raise the issue of
political credibility:
BARBADOS: In this Eastern Caribbean state, where Prime
Minister Owen Arthur is studiously avoiding signalling his
option of a snap poll before Christmas. Opposition Leader
David Thompson has officially launched the Democratic
Labour Party's campaign to prevent a fourth-termn victory by
the incumbent Barbados
Labour Part'y whether
the election is held this year
or delayed for early 2008.
Whenever the election bell
rings, it would be the final duel
between Arthur and Thomp-
lson, If the former succeeds in
securing a history-making suc-
cessiv e fourth h-ler for the
BLP under his Icadership. or
fail to achieve the coveted
prize. it would be his
swansong in Barbadian party
lol Thompson. onl\ s ic-
tor\ for the DLP could secure
Prime Minister himi a more memorable place in
Owen Arthur the country s parliam entar
politics and governance. Defeat
at tihe polls, third time around s ilth him iat the hebI could translate
to permanent loss ofI his leadership of the part\.
NIMuIch is. therefore, at stake for both Thonipson and Arthuii.
lor all the bra\ ado rhetoric, there are discernible elements of insc-
curtl, it, not desperation. inII the public talk. some say abuse.
flowing between the 'Dems' and 'Bees'. 1Two e',amiplcs. both origi-
nating withlT Thompson are offered:
First. hi's ,lingineg 'also at DeputLI Prime Minister and Minisi-
tir of Economic Developnte l. NMia otaes. last month iat a DLIP
meeting at \\ hich lie made the hy perlbole clIaim that shie was 'the
highest paid idlerini l3l rbado-'.'
Wlhateler ele, sithe ral\ be. the C o ballt ll\e 1Ctollle kIl
does not dc.cri\e to b-e sa lampooned ios\\e\ er colltident Tih-
otllpson lima\ feel about ai coming change in gooeli ntent -a a
confidence his opponent'. ,scol i at Nlottle has clhoen noI
to dignmft that personal attack on iher s ithl a response. Not
In contrast. mhe Re\. Joseph Altherlk. Minister of State iII
the Primie Minister's Office. mna ha\e done himself and
Arthutr a serious disfl\our by uLnnecessarilI rushing to dc-
lend thile Priiie Miniister a in t a serbal blist earlier ih
month from Thompson.
For caricaturing the Prime lMinister as a tired politician.
'Ceeminil\ e\haut'ted b aI long tenure iii office. and comp:'1 im

to an "old carton of milk", whose 'sell-by-date' had long expired,
Thompson was strongly denounced by Atherly.
In a clever bit of political distortion. Atherly equated
Thompson's assessment of the 57-year-old Arthur as an open at-
tack against all "senior folks" in Barbados. those in their 50s who,
he said, the DLP leader views as "a spent force". What a self-serv-
ing interpretation at this unofficial 'silly season'.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Across in Trinidad and Tobago
Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who could jump ahead of his Ja-
nmaican counterpart. Portia Simpson-Miller, in being the first to an-
nounce an election date. has found himself in an embarrassing de-
fensive position.
It relates to the incident I reported on this past week that
was forced upon him by the public statement of the 20-year-
old daughter of Kareem lbrahim. one of the accused trio of
"terrorists" in the claimed plot to blow up fuel tanks and pipe
lines at JFK airport.
While her dad fights his court battle, along with his two other
co-accused, against extradition to the U.S.. Hud Ibrahim was to de-
clare inI a press statement that
l. e was a known "acquain-
tance" of the Prime Minister.
as she sought to defend the ac-
cused as a Muslim man of ci-
InI a hasty response. evi-
dently intended to deflect
unfavorable speculations.
Manning wittily told an elec-
tion campaign rally last week-
end of his People's National
Movement (PNM): "I
,- knoseth not the nanll...l tell
o again. I knoweth not tilhe
'- t l .. His s ),uppol'iers were
Mia Mottley No so Hud Ibrahim. who
felt she was being implicitly
accused of falsehood b\ the Prime Minister. She went on thile of-
fensi e 'with a response that gave details of meetings. places and
eVentS. inclIding her father s support for a successful PNM candi-
dlate at the last election.
lbrahim was a then known actiis t supporter of the PNM. Now
hlie is identified with the tine\ Congress of People (COP) party a
breakaway faction of the United National Congress,. headed by ex-
Central Bank Governor \Vinston Dookeran.
.\1 the imic of r tie., there \as' silence from Manning
,and the PNN1 to -Hlud lbrahim' challenge of the Primee
\mni'.r" claimmll d rM1itall ilCe oif IhCer 57-'a.i-old shopkeeper

One mats\ sell ask \ hetlier this t's a case of ner\ ousliCess oer ia
\er\ sensitic securitys matter at an election season or. by
e\tcnsion. an aspect of the duel betis een the PNMI and COP to score
political points.
JAMAICA.: The third example has to do with a \er\ surpris-
ing party political de\elopmenl which, like the previously
mentioned case, in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. also raises
questions about credibility.
There. \\here the incumbent People's National Party
(PNPt is facing the enormous challenge to secure an

unprecedented successive fifth term in government, has
surfaced the curious case of a former international beaut\
queen being endorsed as a candidate for the coming election
- even before her party membership was approved by the
National Executive Commiltte.



With successive opinion polls revealing a very tight race
between the PNP and its traditional challenger for power. Ja-
maica Labour Parlt\ (JLP). sloppy public political staltemenIs
and nmanoieuvrings onil both sides are reported as being ton the
But the case of Lisa Hanna. "Miss World" 1993. stands out as
exceedingly clumsy when one thinks of the key seasoned political
players involved in her endorsement. including a former and cur-
rent Prinme Minister.
Sholi ing surprising insen-
situlit\ to tlhe expressed
wishes of the constituents of
South-East St.Ann a tradi-
tionally loyal and safe PNP
r i sor:]l Io linase a representative
Swho lives in that constituency
V to collmmtand their support. it
A "i appears that the Primne Minis-
P M ter admirable 'Sister Pi--
Jis not onlh anxious to keep
al i i C e-br telii ous bti ".
She is anxious also to
play'. to it' fullest. the "gen-
der cal i c'" hat im 11 ils
already have been
SstAre gt hiclted b\ l, as
Prime Minister m a n I h
Patrick Manning historic appointment of Ju-
lice Zalia McCallu. a,
Jamaica's firsl woman Chief Justice.
Nevertheless. by identifying ex-beautv queetl ra
viewed by informed Jamaican social cOr"flenItators Is
lacking political savvy and credibility- for the South-
East St Ann constituency. before officials approved as
a party member, the PNP could well be perceived as en-
gaging in the politics of expediency at a cost of
indernining its own credibility in a crucial election sea-

Examples: Barbados, T&T,.Iamaica

SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 17, 2007 7

TWO weeks ago. who would
have thought that our simple,
happy-go-lucky countries of
Guyana and Trinidad and To-
bago would have been
plunged into the deep throes
of a mystery of conspiracy,
plots, intrigue. FBI under-
cover and deadly geriatric
wanna-be terrorists?
Maybe John Grisham might
have given himself a self-in-
flicted kick. not having the lit-
erary creativity or imagination
to conjure up a plot as thick as
the one that is being perpetu-
ated to the world by the FBI
with the protagonists being
some grand-fatherly type Mus-
lim men who were conspiring to
blow up fuel lines in the hope
of killing thousands of Ameri-
Needless to say, the alleged
involvement of our nationals in

Abdul Kadir

an alleged plot in New York has
taken many of us by surprise.
It has shocked us, left us in awe
and sending ripples of disbelief

ever time v.c turned on our
televisions,, to hear CNN. FOX
and the domestic networks in
the U.S. reporting on the sus-
pected terrorists from the Car-
So. it was \ ith much sus-
pense that I sat in the Port of
Spain Eighth Magistrate's Court
along with local, regional and in-
ternational journalists and
scores of Muslim-outfitted men
and women awaiting the arrival
of 56-year old Guyanese Abdul
Kadir and 62-year old
Trinidadian Kareem Ibrahim.
friends of over two decades, into
the prisoner's dock.
As soon as the court cleared
a case \\ here a drug trafficking
suspect agreed to be extradited
and be tried before a U.S. court,
Chief Magistrate Sherman
McNichols called for Kadu- and
Ibrahim to be brought into the
prisoners dock.
And there before me, were
the two suspected terrorists -
two harmless looking elderly
men. bound together by a pair
of silver handcuffs.
To me. they looked like
they couldn't harm a fly. Then
came the reading of that very
serious charge that they were
accused of conspiring to commit
a terrorist act in the U.S.
Nah, couldn't be, was my
initial thought. Who? These
men? They look nothing like
that scary Bin Ladin guy who.
if alive, may be hiding out in
one of the caves in the moun-
tainoIus terrain of Afghanistan.
But then again, I'm hardly
an expert on terrorism or terror-
ists so who I am to judge any-

In the court, Kadir. wearing
a cream-coloured shirt-jack and
matching pants stood straight
and tall before the magistrate.
No signs of emotions, no co\\-
ering. iust a certain calm o cl
him as though he has put this
whole thing in the hands of God.
Also wearing cream-
coloured Muslim outfit includ-
ing cap was Ibrahim, short in
stature who looked a wee bit
confused about his presence in
the court as he tried to commu-
nicate with attorney Rajiv
Persad. one of his defence law-
With the formalities over,
Kadir and Ibrahim were taken
out the court, awaiting their
transportation to the Remand
Outside the court house,
dozens of television cameras
and photographers tried to
squeeze into the small spaces
that would allow them to cap-
ture the two men being led into
a heavily dark-tinted van.
Half an hour later, Kadir and
Ibrahim, still calm and showing
no outward emotion made their
way down to the van, accom-
panied by police officers, as the
cameras zoomed in on them.
Curious onlookers shook
their heads seeing the two so-
called terrorists who made the
international news.
Many expressed doubt that
they could be terrorists...but
they never
A day later, more drama as
Guyanese national Abdel Nur
surrendered to the police after

he w\as confronted b\ the per-
son living next door to the
house \\here he \ as staying int
Deigo Martin in the Western re-
gion as the person \\hose pIc-
ture \\!as splashed all oser the
ness paper, and on tlelc ision.
In comparison to Kadir and
Ibrahim. Nur. in his over-sized
T-shirt and a huge grin on his

face, actually seemed to have
been enjoying being the centre
of attention of the throngs of
television cameras and photog-
And with him being the fo-
cus of all. he took the opportu-
nity to let each and everyone
know that he was "set up."
Later, in the court, hlie
told the Magistrate that he
was too poor to afford a law-
yer and it was agreed that he
would be given legal aid by
the state.
While his case was taking
place in the court. Ibrahim's 21l-
year old daughter Huda was


bringing a joint ,iaten i nt o iht
media on behialt of the lmnii-c-
Zamana Mi 'sion and ;he
Guyana Islamic Informa.mon
According to Huda. the
groups believe the persons re-
sponsible for the arrest of Kadir
and lbrahim did so to shore up
a "lame duck" presidency \\ inh
the aim of helping to increase
the chances of the U.S. Repub-
lican party being returned to
power in November 2008.
"Unfortunately, innocent
persons. with no connection
whatsoever to the political and
military disputes between the
U.S. and the Middle East. save
and except that we are Mus-
lins. have been used as pawns
in an international game of sub-
terfuge to further the interests
of the Republican party," ac-
cording to Huda, the picture of
simplicity and femininity in her
Some more details about
Kadir eminerged: A civil engineer
by training, he has never trav-
elled to the U.S. but as a Shia
Muslim. travelled to Iran on
more than one occasion and was
on his way to the Iranian Enm-
bassy in Caracas for a visa
when he was arrested. As Shia
Muslims, they are attracted to
Iran, the religious and cultural
centre of Shia Islam.
Ibrahim, converted to Is-
lam at the age of 21, visited
the U.S. three times and has
not travelled by air since
1979 after a visit to Guyana
because he was seriously
claustrophobic, a phobia that
prevents him from perform-
ing Hajj to the Holy City of
According to Huda, Ibrahim
did not know Russell De

CHOICES usually involve a
price, but people persist in
believing that they can avoid
paying it.
That's what the Indian gov-
erniment thought when it joined
the American alliance system in
Asia in 2005. but now the price
is clear: China is claiming the
whole Indian state of Arunachal
Pradesh. some 83,000 sq. km.
(32.000 sq. mi.) of mountainous
territory in the eastern
Himalayas containing over a
million people.
China has claimed
Arunachal Pradesh for a ccn-
turv: during the Sino-Indian
border war of 1962 Chinese
troops briefly occupied most of
the state before withdrawing
and inviting India to resume ne-
However, most Indians
thought ithe dispute had been
tore or less ended during Chi-
ri'sc prentier Wen Jiabao's visit
w" M"'x' Delhi in April 2005.
when the ides agreed on
"political parameters" for set-
tling both the Arunachal Pradesh
border dispute and another in
the western Himalayas.
Indians assumed that the
new "political parameters"

meant that China would even-
tually recognize India's control
of Arunachal Pradesh. In return,
India would accept China's con-
trol of the Aksai Chin, a high-
altitude desert of some 38.000
sq. kin. (14,000 sq. mi.) next to

Kashmir. And that might.actu-
ally have happened, in the end
- if India had not signed what
amounts to a military alliance
with the United States.
Informed Indians knew per-
fectly well that Wen Jiabao's
visit was a last-minute attempt
to persuade India not to sign a

ten-year military cooperation
agreement with the United
States. Two months later Pranab
Mukherjee, then India's foreign
minister, went to Washington
and signed the thing. Yet most
people in New Delhi managed
to convince themselves that
Wen's concessions during his
visit were not linked to India's
decision about the American al-
In June 2006 1 spent two
weeks in New Delhi interview-
ing Indian analysts and policy-
makers about India's strategic
relations with the U.S. and
Chini. With less c\ceplions,.
their confidence that India could
"manage" China's reaction to its
American alliance was still \erv
"'India knows what it is do-
ing," insisted Prem ShankarJha.
former editor of the Hindustan
Times, citing confidential
sources close to Prime Minister
Singh. "It is not going to make
China an enemy."
On the face of it, India got
a very good deal in the lengthy
negotiations that led up to the
military cooperation agreement.
It got access not just to current
U.S. military technology but to

the next generation of American
weapons (with full technology
The Indian military are pre-
dicted to buy $30 billion of U.S.
hardware and software in the
next five years. They got all
sorts of joint training deals, in-
cluding U.S. Navy instruction
for Indian carrier pilots. And
Washington officially forgave
India for testing nuclear weap-
ons in 1998.
This was the only part of
the deal that got much attention
in Washington, where the Bush
administration \waged a lone
struggle (ontul\ !recoItI con-
cluded) to get Congress to end
U.S. sanctions against c\portingi
nuclear materiaalsand technolo-
gies to India. Stressing the mili-
tary aspects of the new relation-
ship would only rile the Chinese.
who would obviously conclude
that it was directed against
them. Especially since
America's closest allies in the
Asia-Pacific region. Japan and
Australia. have also now started
forging closer military\ relations
with India.
It took a while, but China
was bound to react. Last No-
vember. just before President

Hu Jintao's first visit to India,
the Chinese ambassador firmly
stated that "the entire state (of
Arunachal Pradesh) is a part of
China." This took New Delhi
by surprise, defence analyst
Uday Bhaskar told the Financial
Times last week: "The Indians
had taken the (2005) political
parameters (for negotiating the
border issue) as Chinese accep-
lance of the status quo." They
- should have known better.
It's mostly petty irritants so
far. but they accumulate over
.asl tionth. for exiunple. Indian
Nai ships took pa i in )int ic\ex-
cises with the t '.S. and Japanese
navies in lthe wcslern Pacilic. se-
eral thousand kiloiltres Ci miles)
from homIe and quite close to)
China's east coast.
Admiral Surcesh Mehhta,
chief of naval staff, said the ex-
ercise had "no evil intent." and
two Indian warships also spent
a day exercising with the Chi-
nese navy to take the curse off
it but Beijing knows which
exercise was the important one.
Also last month. India can-
celled a confidence-building visit
to China by 107 senior civil ser-
vants. Why? Because Beijing re-

fused to issue a visa to the one
civil servant in the group who
was from Arunachal Pradesh. on
the grounds that he was already
Chinese and did not need one.
A year ago,. Indian foreign
policy specialists were confi-
dent that they could handle
China's reaction to their Ameri-
can deal. In fact, many of them
seemed to believe that they had
taken the Americans to the
cleaners: that India would reap
all the technology and trade
benefits of the U.S. deal with-
out paying any price in terms
of its relationship \ ill its giant
neighbour to the north.
But there was confidence
in Washington, too: a quiet
confidence that once India
signed the ten-year military
cooperation deal with Wash-
ington, its relations with
China would automatically
deteriorate and it would slide
willy-nilly into a full mili-
tary alliance with the United
States. Who has taken whom
to the cleaners remains to be
(Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries.)

Frcit.a,. the Gu anese national.
the alleged mastermind of ile
plot \xho \aas arrested in the
I'.S. on terrorism charges. nor
Nur \ hoii he met for the fuiI
line four weeks ago \hen the\
visitedd his home.
Kadir also met De Freilas
earlier this \ ear for the first time
\ hen he \ isited Gu\ ana.
As the extradition pro-
ceedings get going in the com-
ing weeks. more details \\ill
emerge on this so-called plot
which U.S. authorities claim
could have had more serious
consequences than the 9/11
disaster of the World Trade
Centre where over 3.000
people including many Car-
ibbean nationals died.
We will also hear about
Terry Dc Souza. a U.S. citizen.
a convicted drug dealer who
was offered a reduced sentence
in his latest drug dealing convic-
tion in exchange for going under-
cover. part of which was be-
friending De Freitas.
Huda makes it clear that De
Souza. who called himself Anas
bin Naddar, visited the "broth-
ers" with the specific intent to
entrap them in activities "they
know nothing about, never
agreed to and did not participate
And as the extradition pro-
ceedings continue on. I hope all
of us would remember that
these four Caribbean nationals
are innocent until proven guilty
by a court of the law, despite
the current labels that the U.S.
has placed on them.
Given what is happening,
practically every other month
where the U.S. is claiming
some terrorist plot, I intend
to have an open mind on this

Indflia.* The ric~cn-r .f Cho


THE concept of social inte-
gration is an ideal-typical
It does not imply that ev-
ery society's members share
precisely the same set of values.
It is argued, however, that con-
siderable consensus must exist
if a society is to withstand di-
versity and cleavage without
breaking down.
Where consensus is at a
minimum, collective social ac-
tion becomes more and more dif-
ficult to achieve and eventually
a state of disintegration or so-
cial disorganization sets in.
Classical sociological theory
reminds us that "religion serves
the central and crucial function
in society of supporting what
has been variously called social
integration, social solidarity, and
social cohesion". Underlying
this proposition is a still more
general one, namely: that in or-
der to maintain itself, every so-
ciety must achieve some con-
sensus around a set of basic val-
ues, an agreement upon ultimate
meaning that affords an appro-
priate basis for social
organisation and common ac-
Religion has been specially
singled out as the prime force in
the creation and maintenance of
social integration. A number of
scholars have expressed the be-
lief that religion is so important
to social integration that with-

out it. social disintegration
would inevitably follow.
This integrating role of reli-
gion is seen as manifold: One.
through its belief system, it
gives basic support to social
and individual values. Two.
through its rituals, it repeatedly
reinforces identification with and
commitment to these values.
Three. through its systems of
eternal rewards and punish-
ments, it helps to ensure the
embodiment and acting out of
values in behaviour.
In the light of North
America and Central Europe.
and to some degree, even in
Guyana. questions are being
raised about the value of religion
in society; questions of religious
doctrines and its influence on
government policies and the leg-
Certainly, in these advanced
societies religion plays no longer
a major role in democratic and
post-modern institutions. Me-
dia has become more influential
in shaping values. But we must
not forget that the foundation of
these societies was on religion.
The uprooting of these reli-
gious roots, the ignoring of heri-
tage has contributed to the de-
cline in Western morality which
is leading to nihilism.
Social integration requires
that while we conform to and
practice our various religious
rituals and doctrines, that we

consider the civil responsibility
of preserving religious freedom
amongst our people.
As a Christian leader my-
self. it is my desire to see ev-
eryone believe in Jesus Christ
and accept him as Lord of their
lives. However, because Chris-
tianity is not a religion of coer-
cion, I am constrained to respect

the religious choices of those
within my community.
We therefore do not have to
share the same religious or doc-
trinal position in order to work
together for the good of our
country. Social integration re-
quires that we all work jointly,
not in a religious, but social con-
text, in the area of the common
- the World.
The Church can and should
work with secular organizations
of like-minded purposes to pro-
mote life and freedom and to


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oppose injustice and repression
in our societies. If we can de-
fine the parameters for co-bel-
ligerency. then we can seek cre-
ative ecumenism in the market
places of human society. I
would certainly encourage this
in our country. since our religion
is not only good for the hereaf-
ter, but is useful in determining
how well we live
here on earth.
In conclusion. I
reiterate that the
Church cannot es-
S cape its vocation to
participate in gover-

governance and not
necessarily govern-
The State is not
excluded from the
Sovereignty of God.
The fundamental
question was raised
by Ronald Sider asking "How
can a secular State that is neu-
tral toward religious conviction
recognize the fact that govern-
mental activity and law are fi-
nally accountable to God?"
This is indeed a difficult
question. But the answer to that
is seen in the success or failure
of governments worldwide.
Governments that ignore, re-
press or in any way are antago-
nistic to religious values do not
On the other hand, govern-
ments that include, involve, con-
sider religion as an integral part
of governance, benefit tremen-
Recently, Prime Minister of
Jamaica, Portia Miller, declared
that as a policy, she will include
religious leaders, more specifi-
cally Christian Ministers on all
of her state boards.
I believe that this is an
acknowledgement that reli-
gion is central and critical in
supporting social integration
in any society.





The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an
individual for the position of Security Supervisor.
Requirements are: completion of secondary school; two years
of military, police or security experience, of which one year
must have been in a supervisory status; good working
knowledge of English; must be able to drive and be in
possession of a valid driver's license; must be able to type and

have basic computer skills.

Persons wishing to apply may

request an application form on-line at
HROGeorgetownHW wstatpe y or in person at the Embassy's
VIP guard booth on Duke Street, Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m.
to 4.00 p.m. If you choose to submit a resume, it must contain
ALL information contained in the application form. Closing
date is June 21, 2007. Completed applications should be e-
mailed to the above address or sent via mail to:

Human Resources Office
(Security Supervisor)
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Encouraging social integration


Towards a

safer society

By Ron Cheong
PHYSICAL safety and security is an essential element in
any society's sense of well-being.
Many factors contribute to well-being things like health
care, schooling, employment and even the weather. But outside
basic needs for food and shelter safety and security is the most
Moreover, not only is freedom from violence essential, it is
a basic right in law abiding societies.
But achieving this is no easy task.
No country is entirely free from its share of violent behaviour.
Even the harshest and swiftest punishments effected by the most
totalitarian regimes have not stamped out their problems with
violent crime. Nor have democratic governments been able to stop
murders with the death penalty.
The situation is the same with lesser non-violent offences.
In Saudi Arabia for example, the possibility of losing an arm has
not completely deterred stealing. And in Singapore. judicial can-
ing of vandals has not completely deterred vandalism. This was
clearly demonstrated in the widely publicised 2004 case of Ameri-
can student Michael Fay who, despite the intercession of the
American government, was sentenced to four months and six cane
strokes for vandalising two cars with aerosol paint.
Caning in Singapore, like the cat o' nine tails in Guyana. was
introduced by the British during the colonial era. And countless
numbers have felt the pain of their lash.
Whether administered to punish or to change behaviour, cor-
poral punishment has a history not only in judicial matters but
also in school settings.
But Guyanese are now seriously examining the points for
and against continuing corporal punishment in schools with the
principals ohn both sides of the controversy each making the ar-
gument that the decision has consequences that eventually show
up in the overall level of violence in society.
Advocates of corporal punishment point out that they them-
selves have felt the lash in school and that it has had no lasting
negative effects on them. Some point to studies that draw a
correlation between failure in school and later violent criminal
activity, and make the point by inference, that corporal punish-
ment motivates students to do better and not slip through the
They also argue that: punishment maintains discipline in
schools; there would be chaos if it were removed; there is no
effective alternative to it; and there are strict restrictions that
guide its use. Besides a number of states in America and prov-
inces in Canada still permit corporal punishment.
Opponents say that corporal punishment amounts to
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J- $hJDAY CHROMIJ4ng J7 7___9L7 7

A new colonialism?

EU trade demands and ACP countries

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

THE European Union (EU)
has been pushing African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
countries to conclude Eco-
nomic Partnership Agree-
ments (EPAs) by the end of
the year, claiming that pref-
erences which they now en-
joy will not be approved by
the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) come
next year.
Now. at last. some govern-
ment representatives in Africa
and the Caribbean are refusing
to be pushed. recognizing that
the terms of the proposed
EPAs could make their countries
worse off than if they relin-
quished the preferences.
In any event, preferential

(From page eight)
institutionalized violence
against children. And by its
own example, leads to more
violence as children learn
that it's okay for adults to use
violence against them, they
in turn start inflicting harm
on children smaller than
themselves. Although the
majority of children may pass
through the experience
unscarred, a number of
traunmatised children turn to
These are not clear-cut is-
stles. And sometimes the con-
clusio c n we arrive at can seem
contradictory. For example.
notw ilhstanding tlic issues with
lhe brutality of older forums of
corporal punishment, their qucs-
tionable resuIts in altering
behaviors, and whether.corpo-
ral punishment in a school set-
ling ought to be discontinued -
none of this negates tile ultinmate
foriii of punishment. the death
penalty. is a tool of retribution
if that is tihe reasoning behind it.
We would like to believe
that we live in ,a more enlight-
ened lime and thal rehabilitation
is gi\en adequate consideration.
But \\'her) it's all said antd done.
the safety and secutrilv of soci-
ets'y must take precedence.
Communities have to be pro-
tected against criminal acts in
general and violent criminal acts
in particular. Whether perpe-
trated through random acts or
organised criminal activity, vio-
lence eats away at the underpin-
nings of society .
V What then. are some of the
influences that contri bte to de-
terioration in at I and order and
increase the number of violent
criminals and gun toting gang"
'lThe globalisation of culture is
one factor I remember as a otung
boy hearing stories of a sort of
honour among thieves. The line of
the stories w\as that it was a source
of pride among burglars to be able
to boast of the times they broke
into soi e house at night without a
single sound to \\ake anyone and
tow there x \%6" the a big conillo-
lion the next morning i m,,mn thresi-
dents woke up to the shock that
the\ had been robbed.
I also heard stories of pick.
pockets being trained by older
accomplices who hung pants onl
clotheslines and had their

access to the EU market for
two important exports, sugar
and bananas, has already suf-
fered from significant changes to
the terms of entry. Preferences,
therefore, while still important
to small and vulnerable econo-
mies, do not have the same
worth as they did before.
If, on top of this reality, the
EU insists on the further open-
ing up of the markets of ACP
countries to give European com-
panies the right to competition
and government procurement,
local companies could be
squeezed out of their own do-
mestic markets.
The EU also wants trade in
goods and services opened up
on a reciprocal basis. This

charges practice removing a
wallet from the trousers with-
out shaking the leg.
Whether these stories were
completely true or not. these
are the type of legends that in-
dicated the society was gener-
ally of a mind to uphold some
restraint. And it indicated that
this attitude permeated even the
levels on the fringe of the law.
Crime existed then. just as it
does now, but it was generally
of a less violent nature.
The story is very different
now. A part of the problem is
that technology and
globalisation has spawned a
move towards a single global
culture of the lowest con01ion1
denominator, which is exempli-
fied by repetitive gratuitous TV
violence. Those most at risk are
seduced into equalingu the good
life with the glamourised violent
lifestyles portrayed and into
emnulating tile same behaviors.
The situation is further ex-
acerbated by a seemingly abun-
dant supply of semi-automatic
guns and assault rifles that en-
ables the violence. One de-
ranged gunman on the campus
of Virginia Tech could not have
killed thirl-ltwo students andi
wounded ml1any others in April
of this year. if lie was not
varied with two pistols while
tile students were unarmed.
Most of the details of the
large-scale carnage in the above
case were revealed by the exten-
sive media coverage. It more of-
ten happens, however, that one
or twxo victims are gunned down
at a time and the gunmen remain
at large andi unknown, until they
strike again.
What the Virginia Tech in-
cident helps to highlight is the
disproportionate harnita single
gun in the hands of a hardened
criminal can do. whether the
shooting is done all at once or
in several separate assaults. And
when the violence is factored
upwards b\ the number of
weapons out there, the havoc
that can be inflicted on a com-
munit\ is mind-boggling.
Another problem is thie il-
legal drug trade. The question
is not whether drugs should be
legal or not. Gi en than the
la\ s of the country\ deem them
illegal. those la\\ s ha\ e to be en-
Once a read\ market exists
tor the illegal drugs (or an\

means that the African, Carib-
bean and Pacific regions would
be treated as if they were the
equals of Europe in trade and
investment terms despite the
huge differences in the level of
their development and their fi-
nancial capacity.
In short, the ACP countries
could be swamped by Europe
for despite the talk about "reci-
procity", it simply is not pos-
sible for ACP companies to
compete within their own coun-
tries (let alone in Europe) with
much larger and well resource
European companies.
Indeed, in as much as the
EU countries may not want to
hear it, and they would strenu-
ously deny it, these EPAs could
well be the start of a new era of
colonialism in which the econo-
mies of ACP countries are held
in thrall to European compa-

commodity for that matter) the
underworld will step in to do
what legitimate businesses will
not. And this soon erupts into
turf wars to eliminate competi-
tors and grab more of the huge
amount of money at stake.
Flush with tax-free cash from
the trade, dealers are able to arm
themselves to the hill with pow-
erful weapons that law enforce-
ment officers can barely keep up
Poverty is also a factor. The
consequences of poverty feed
directly into crime and violence.
The inability to find .jobs or op-
portunities produces frustra-
tions that often result in conflict
and violence between people
trapped in the same circum-
stance and clustered inipov-
erished living conditions.
It is a vicious cycle. People
just buelyh able to provide for lthen-
sehces can hardly provide For ihe
schooling of their children. x\\ho
drop out of school early and in tin
arc unable to find decent jobs lor
themselves. This produces lfetile
hunting grounds in which to lind r-e-
Cemits anid foot soldiers for illegal ac-
These are some of the is-
sues. among others, behind vio-
lence in society. They are com-
plex and difficult to deal with.
Governments approach the
problems on many fronts in-
cluding: economic policies to
encourage growth and increase
thile number of jobs available:
providing schools. employing
teachers and designing
programmes to turn out stu-
dents ready for the workforce:
police and gun control: sponsor-
ing local culture and values: and
many other initiatives.
But all these efforts are
constantly being undermined bv
one of the very things the cf-
torts seek to alleviate violence
in socict\.
It seems that human inatlire
is such that sonic level of \ io-
lent acts will persist regardless
of the consequence that perpe-
trators face. The challenge is to
keep the levels of violence as
low as possible. Various
organizations are helping
through their programmes and
by raising the level of public dis-
It is in the interest of all
law-abiding citizens to con-
tribute in an.% way they can -
to help protect the aspirations
of the greater part of the
community from being hi-
jacked by those who seek to
perpetuate violence on the

The EU has to recall that as
it is busy fortifying barriers to
migration from ACP countries,

._ ...- .-i

it should not at the same time
be contributing to conditions of
dislocation and displacement in
which more and more people
have to try to get into Europe
to eke out a livelihood.
Lest it be said that I am un-
mindful of the circumstances of
poor governance in many ACP
countries, and that I am ignor-
ino the need and importance for

adjustment in the economies in
all of them. I acknowledge these
circumstances fully. But. even
with the best will in the world
to address these issues. ACP
countries will be hard-pressed to
do so if they are not given the
breathing space and helped with
the capacity to effect the
changes that are necessary.
The Trade Minister of Bar-
bados, Dame Billie Miller. who
is a seasoned campaigner in all
of the trade negotiations in
which the Caribbean has been
involved, particularly with the
EU and the WTO, made a tell-
ing observation recently. She
declared that regional negotia-
tors remained firmly convinced
that preferential treatment must
be given to small vulnerable
economies and developing coun-
tries, as there is a need to pro-
tect sensitive sectors and indus-
tries from rapid liberalisation.
She went on to say: ""Eu-
rope and the other OECD coun-
tries gave themselves since the
Second World War virtually
the better part of 60 years to
arrive at where they would like
us to be. And they expect us to
do this in 10 to 15 years. It is
just a human and physical iim-
Then, a Namibian trade
analyst, Wallie Roux. lost his job
because he suggested that the
EU was trying to browbeat
southern African governments
into signing an EPA before they
had a chance to analyse its con-
sequences. Roux had urged the
SADC governments not to ca-
pitulate to demands that thev

sign an EPA swiftly. He wrote:
"If you are unwise enough to
rush for a deadline w without look-
ing at the content of the agree-
ment. then you are signing away
your life".
Both Dame Billie's remarks
and Mr. Roux's obser nations
point to the growing unease of
ACP countries with the hurried
pace at which the EU wants to
complete the EPAs. There is
clearly a need to pause and to
reflect more deeply on the im-
plications of the proposed agree-
ments. If they are concluded in
haste, they may lead to a long
and troubled period of repen-
It is not sufficient for the
EU to dangle the threat of the
WTO not extending preferences
over the heads of the ACP
group. The WTO is a creature
of its menmber-states. and surely
if the four regions of Europe,
Africa. the Caribbean and the
Pacific were to make a case for
the extension of current condi-
tions to allow them more time
to conclude agreements, other
countries in the \\'TO would
And, if they don't, then
perhaps Russian President
Vladimir Putin may be right
that today's international
economic organizations "look
archaic, undemocratic and
awkward" and a new system
is necessary one that is
more sensitive to development
and less obsessed -with
(** Responses to:


,/ Invitation For Bids


The Linden Mining Enterprise Limited (Secretariat) offers for sale
by Open Tender a quantity of unserviceable vehicles. The vehicles
are categorized under the following lots:



Lot 1 Daihatsu Hard Top Wagon PDD 9737
Lot 2 Daihatsu Pick-Up PDD 9772
Lot 3 Nissan Car PEE 7354
Lot 4 Renauth Truck Tractor GEE 40
Lot 5 Land Rover PBB 6402
Lot 6 Blue Bird Bus BHH 1851
Lot 7 Blue Bird Bus BHH 1852
Lot 8 Blue Bird Bus BHH 1853

All items are to be sold on an "as is" and "where is" basis. Inspection of
the various Lots is set from June 19 to 28, 2007 between 09:00 and
15:30 hrs. Venue for assembly would be the Linmine Main Office
Complex, Mackenzie, Linden.

All Tenders must be addressed to the Properties Office, Linden Mining
Enterprise Limited (Secretariat). Tenders must be submitted in sealed
envelopes marked "Sale of Defective Vehicles" and deposited in the
Tender box located at Linmine's Secretariat Security Office, Main Office
Complex. Bids must be submitted for each individual Lot and may be
tendered for any or all of the Lots offered.

Tenders close on June 29, 2007 at 12:00 hrs and shall be opened on the
same day at 13:00 hrs.

Conditions of Tender would be available at inspection.

Linmine Secretariat reserves the right to reject or accept any Tender.

I Towards a safe

SUNDAY CHRONICLE 4une 17, 2007



By Neil Marks
ACTING President Mr.
Samuel Hinds yesterday re-
peated the government's
pledge not to abandon sugar
even though he said the in-
dustry has to balance
sustainability and profitabil-
ity with the need to pay work-
ers a "living wage" and af-
ford them acceptable working
"Sugar matters to ev-
ery Guyanese", he said, in ad-
dressing a small crowd at
Enmore, East Coast Demerara,
which gathered to mark 59 years
since five sugar workers, who
became known as the Enmore
Martyrs, were gunned down
while protesting the "cut and
load" system on the plantations
under British rule.
Mr. Hinds noted the ab-
sence from the ceremony of
former President Janet
Jagan, whose husband, late
President Dr. Cheddi Jagan,
was spurred by the sacrifice
of the workers to dedicate his
life to the struggle of
Guyanese people against
bondage and exploitation. His
party, the People's Progres-
sive Party (PPP) survived 28
years in opposition to win the
seat of government at the first

democratic elections, held on
October 5, 1992.
Mrs. Jagan, who
fought side by side with her
husband in the struggle towards
independence and was elected
to the Presidency in December
1997, nine months after Dr.
Jagan died, was not at the cer-
emony at Enmore. but was at a
wreath laying ceremony at Le
Repentir cemetery in
Georgetown, to honour the
memory of martyrs.
The five Enmore sugar
workers killed were:
Lallabagee Kissoon, 30, who
was shot in the back; 19-year-
old Pooran, who was shot in
the leg and pelvis;
Rambarran, who died from
bullet wounds in his leg;
Dookhie, who died in hospi-
tal later that day; and Harry
who died the following day
from severe spinal injuries.
The monument at Enmore,
a short distance from the sugar
factory bears their names on
brass plates adjoined to cut-
Mr. Hinds said Guyana is
what it is because of the sugar
Please see page 11



IN THEIR HONOUR: laying a wreath at the Enmore Martyrs Monument yesterday afternoon.



The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an individual for
the position of Security Coordinator. Responsibilities include
supervising/coordinating the daily operational planning and deployment
of security guards. Requirements are: completion of secondary school;
three years of military, police or security experience of which one year
must have been in a supervisory status: good working knowledge of
English; must be able to drive/ride and be in possession of a valid
driver's license for motor car and motor cycle; must be able to type and
have basic computer skills. Persons wishing to apply may request an
application form on-line at HROGeorgetownH^ or in person at
the Embassy's VIP guard booth on Duke Street, Monday to Friday, 7.30
a.m. to 4.00 p.m. If you choose to submit a resume, it must contain ALL
information contained in the application form. Closing date is June 21,
2007. Completed applications should be e-mailed to the above address
or sent via mail to:

Human Resources Office
(Security Coordinator)
P.O. Box 10507

- acting President stresses




The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an
individual for the position of Security Guard. Requirements
are: completion of secondary school; one year of military,
police or security experience; must be able to write simple
reports; must be able to drive and be in possession of a valid
driver's license; must be able to type and have basic
computer skills. Persons wishing to apply may request an
application form on-line at HROGeorgetownH (
or in person at the Embassy's VIP guard booth on Duke
Street, Monday to Friday. 7.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. If you
choose to submit a resume, it must contain ALL information
contained in the application form. Closing date is June 21,
2007. Completed applications should be e-mailed to the
above address or sent via mail to:

Human Resources Office
(Security Guard)
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SUNDAY CUfQMIcEG'JUt'ne'e1 20I07, ...-1

'Mexican wave'

stars back together

for new movie

By Frank .Jack Daniel

(Reuters) With bearhugs,
wisecracks and peals oft
laughter the dream teain ofl'
"Mexican Waie" filmh stars is
back together %working on its
first joint celluloid produc-
tion in six years.
The new film. l, udo v
C(usti." is being shtl i on
Nlm\cO', steam\ Pacill' co a,.is
anLl things logeiher a air-sud-
tied group that includes actors
Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego
Luntia. who will hit the screen
togeilher for .the first time since
"Y ''u Mama Tambien" in 2001.
A comedy-drama, "Rudo y
Cursi" broadly translated as
"Roughl and Corny." is a tale of
love and hate between professional
soccer-playing brothers played by
Luna and Garcia Benmal.
"llI's the fantily reunited to
work together." said co-pro-
ducer Alfonso Cuaron. who
made "Y Tu Mama Tlambien."

a sexuall.i charged tale of friend-
ship and rivalry that was nomi-
nated for an Oscar and helped
thrust a new generation of Mexi-
can film talent into the global
C('aron,'s brother Carlos ih-
rects "Rudo \ Cursi' and tlle
tothr co-prodLucer is old Iriend
Aliejandro Gon/zalez ln;1rn'I. d iectlor ol lati \ear's Os(C-l in-ll-
iiing 'Babel."
Inarritu. Alfonso Cuaron
and fellow Mexican
Guillermo del Toro, who di-
rected last year's "Pan's Laby-
rinth." recently formed a pro-
duction company that will
make five films in a $100 mil-
lion deal with Universal Pic-
tures. "Rudo y Cursi" is the
first film in the package.
In 2006, the three directors
made a major impact at the Acad-
emy Awards. "Babel" was nomi-
nated for seven Oscars. includ-
ing best picture and best direc-
tor. It won for best original
score. "Pan's Labyrinth" won


three Academy Awards and \\ as
nominated for three others. and
Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of
Men" received three nomina-

The members of the group
sa\ familiaril\ helps them un-i
derstand each other's ideas.
'This family no\\ coenic
ilh its owiin telepathic ct miItu-
nication. which is very inleresi-
ing," Garcia Bernal said.
Filming started three ws eek,
ago in the small coastal lton 11 of
Cihtallan. close to a banana
plantation owned by the
Cuaron family that the brothers
visited as children.
The cast and crew clearly
enjoyed each other's company.
indulging in joke's and banter
and playing a charity soccer
match against a local team at the
town's palm-tree fringed sla-
dium on Friday.
Garcia Bernal ripped off Ihis
shirt and performed a somer-
sault afler scoring a goal.
While few details of'"Rudo
y Cursi" have been made pub-
lic. fans of "Tambien" can prob-
ably hope for something in a
similar vein.
"Gael and Diego are once
again exploring the same
themes of rivalry." said
Gonzalez Inarritu.



The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking an
individual for the position of Security Investigator.
Responsibilities include performing full field background
investigations and liaising with GOG Police. and security
authorities. Requirements are: completion of secondary school;
two years of progressively responsible experience in
investigative work with a police organization: fluent English;
must be able to draft clear and concise reports; must be able to
type and use a computer. Persons wishing to apply may request
an application form on-line at lHROGeorgetownI 1(a state .o\ or
in person at the Embassy's VIP guard booth on Duke Street.
Monday to Friday. 7.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. If you choose to
submit a resume, it must contain ALL information contained in
the application form. Closing date is June 21, 2007.
Completed applications should be e-mailed to the above
address or sent via mail to:

I ouman Resources Office
(Security Investigator)
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From page 10

industry. which accounts
for half of the total input
plugged into the economy by
the agriculture sector.
Far from just being ilmpor-
tant1111 for the likelihood of the
!S.000 workers employ ed utn-
der the GuyIana Sugar Corpora-
lion. which h manages the state-
ow\\nd operations. while ndlstr\
provides \;rioalon c.omllllnnitll\
scr\ iccs. including health selr-
\ices. drainage aind ihrigalion.
Sanid .lIlis been lthe calist for
lie deCi\ lopilentl of countlll ss
rural cornintlnilies. he 'aidl.
Ho\\ e\r. \\ilh the loss of
prefterenlial markets to Liu-l
rope. \\ which has no\\ i i-
posed a drastic cut in lthe
price for sugar \which would
lead to an eventual 36 per
cent at the end of 2010. Mr.
Hinds said the industry has
to battle keeping afloal while
still guaranteeing a "living
wage" for workers and ac-
ceptable working conditions.
"We cannot abandon
sugar", he said, noting that
Guyana's plans for tlie indus-
try mean that it can better
handle the drastic price cuts
dumped on Guyana and 19
other sugar producing na-

tions of the African. Carib-
bean and Pacific (ACP)
He said the gosernTitient'
foresight of the price cuts hasI
resulted in the undertlakinkg to
di iersif\ tllhe sugar induslr\
\\ith the $1101M Skeldon
Modernization Plan.
lhe factor is scheduled lfor
completion ne\l \car and \\i ll
lacililale a "shifl tIo yards( \alue
added prodLuclion in helping to
reduce Cthe cost of prIodluction oof
The factor will pro-
duce about 110.,000 tonnes
of sugar annually and Nwill
he integral to national pro-
duction rising eventtual l
to 450.000) tonnes.
Gutlsuco C has projeclcd
projects spending $1 1.7B on its
capital programme in 2007. the
bulk of which will be used to
complete the factory.
President of' the Guyana
Agricultural and General Work-
ers Union (GAWD)N' Mr. Komnal
Chand said the factory is likely
to become operational at tile end
of Ihe first quarter next year.
Chand said the union does
not support the closure of an\
His address was marred
by loud outbursts from a

group of young men, and an-
other hearing a placard that
said he was victimised twice
b) Gu.suco and had com-
plained to the company and
the President but was never
given ana satisfaction. The
placard bearer who was
stopped 1 tilhe Police from
walking up and down beside
those \ ho had gathered for
the ctrenmons claimed that
his fllthrT died wliile working
at tliL' l.nmore factor'..
( hand. undisturbed, said
Ihuil ,he 1nion1. recognized in
1970 ( Chen llte sugar indum il\
\\ai n.nionallhed. aid \\ would do
"eiei sr hinl'" to prolec he11t' in-

\10i aLddressiing ithe cer-
emonll which h \\as punclualed
wilh cultliiural performances b\
tie Guiana Police Force band.
tile Nalional Dance Collpally
and lthe Indiani Cultural Centre.
were lepresenltatives of tile
tGui 1ana Teachers Union and tihe
lFederat ion of Independellt
T'Irade I onions of Gutivana
(FIT (;i.
%nong those at tlie cer-
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ister Mr. Robert Persaud,
other government ministers
and members of tihe Diplo-
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Tower Limited, Main Street, Georgetown at 9:30 hours.

Formal Opening August 18, 2007
1. a. National Anthem
b. Union's Song
2. Prayers
3. Notice convening Conference
4. Welcome to Delegates, Observers and Guests
5. Greetings
6. Formal Opening of Conference
7. Presidential Address
8. Conferring Honourary Membership
9. Presentations
10. Vot. of thanks

Business Session: August 19 2007

11. Roll Call
12. Minutes of 7'" Biennial Delegates' Conference
13. General Secretary's Report
14. Financial Statement
15. Motions
16. Questions
17. Election of Executive Committee
18. Election of Trustees
19. Closing of Conference

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Space station computer

.crash a mystery
By Irene Klotz
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) Crews aboard the
space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station
revived the third and final part of the station's prime com-
puter network yesterday and scoured the complex for the
cause of the crash.
The computers, which control the station's position in or-
bit, were restored after station commander Fyodor Yurchikin
and flight engineer Oleg Kotov hot-wired the systems to by-
pass suspect power sources.
A test to determine whether the computers could commu-
nicate with each other was pending before the system could be
declared healthy and a departure date set for Atlantis, said
NASA's space station programme manager Mike Suffiredini.
The shuttle currently is scheduled to leave on Tuesday and
land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida two days later.
An extra day may be added to the mission if more
needed to fix or test the computers on the station, a 16-nation
project that has been continuously manned since November 2.
Problems with the computer system started on Monday
as astronauts installed the newest piece of the station's exte-
rior spine, a massive beam that holds a pair of solar wing pan-
els and a rotary joint so the wings can track the sun for power.
The computers are German-built but have Russian software.
So far, the best explanation for the crash is a subtle change
in the space environment now that the station's size has grown.
Suffredini said.
As the station flies 220 miles above Earth, it ploughs
through streams of charged particles which create friction and
build up a static voltage charge on the outside.
"As the station gets bigger, this potential continues to
grow," Suffredini said. "I think we're going to find system sen-
sitivities as we change the space station."
NASA, the U.S. space agency, has 12 more major compo-
nents to install on the $100 billion complex before it is fin-
ished. The work needs to be completed by 2010 when the U.S.
shuttles, the only vehicles capable of hauling the large pieces
and assembling them in orbit, are retired.
The Atlantis crew already is staying an extra two days to
get the station ready for the arrival of new laboratories built by
Europe and Japan, which are scheduled for launch in 2008 and
A fourth spacewalk, scheduled for today, was added after
managers decided to have astronauts fix a protruding insulating
blanket on one of the shuttle's engine pods during the third
spacewalk on Friday.
Engineers were concerned the blanket, which tore free dur-
ing Atlantis' launch on June 8, could leave the shuttle's under-
lying structure vulnerable to heat damage during the plunge
through the atmosphere prior to landing.
During the mission's final spacewalk, astronauts
Patrick Forrester and Steven Swanson will finish work on
the new solar wing's rotary joint and attempt to fix a hy-
drogen vent valve that is needed for a new oxygen genera-

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo,
acknowledging a lack of sup-
port from the political oppo-
sition in moves to abolish the
Chancellorship. is exploring
the next best option of trans-
ferring all the powers and
functions of the Chief Jus-
tice to the post of Chancellor.
According to the President.
this nima, be the only route ito
go in getting around the con.i-
tutional impasse o\ er the selec-
tion of a new Chancellor.
At a new s conference at the
Presidential Secretarial Thurs-
day. Mr. Jagdeo admitted he
could not get the support of the
opposition to change the Con-

stitution to abolish the post of
Chancellor and make the Chief
Justice the head of the judiciary,
as has been done in other coun-
tries of the Caribbean Commu-
nity (CARICOM).
"'Let me be very frank with
you on this matter. I sought dili-
gentlx to bring Guyana in line
with the other CARICOM
countries. in that we should
abolish the Chancellorship and
reside the powers in the Chief
Justice as is obtained in every
other Caribbean counir-.
"WVe should go that route.
I think that's sensible. That's
the best thing to do. But I don't
think I am going to get the sup-

By Jon Boyle

PARIS (Reuters) Right-wing French President Nicolas
Sarkozy was set to score a crushing victory in parliamen-
tary elections today, despite a row over his plans for tax
hikes that appeared to have rallied the left.
An eve of poll survey gave Sarkozy's ruling conservatives
and allies 380-420 seats in the National Assembly, a body
Sarkozy must control if he is to implement campaign pledges
to cut tax. boost the economy and slash unemployment.
Some reports said the party was looking to up its seats
from 359 in the outgoing parliament to 400 or more.
Polling begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. when the first
television projections will be known. But only the size of the
right's majority remained in doubt.
Over the two rounds of voting, independent centrists and
extremist panties were likely to be the biggest losers.
The Democratic Moxement of centrist Francois Bavrou was
expected to win just 2-3 seats, the Greens 2-4. the Commu-
nists up to 16 and the far-rieht National Front none.
The main opposition Socialists appeared to have profiled
from the government's bungling of an unpopular value added
tax (VAT) review. But to gain ground they will still need the
votes of centrists and those who abstained last week in record
Sarkozv had urged voters to back his agenda for change with
a powerful majority and his energetic start to his presidency
has proven popular with voters and driven the right's campaign.
An Ipsos/Dell poll on Saturday projected Sarkozy's Union
for a Popular Movement (UMP) and its centre-right associates
would win380--120 seat,. below the institute's previous esti-
mate and well short of ith 463 seats suggested by other sur-
ve\ s.
The dip suggested the left had 'truck a chord with voters
over the VAT row and its warnings a large majority would give
Sarkozy unfettered power io push through radical reforms.
"The left at last managed to find a campaign theme." noted
the conservative daily Le Figaro. asking: "\Vill it be enough to
wake up the abstainers who left them short on June 10?"
Only one of 110 deputies elected outright a week ago was
a Socialist. but the party could still improve on the 149 seats it
held in the outgoing parliament. Ipsos projected the Socialists
and their allies would get 153-195 seats.
Defeated Socialist Segolene Royal topped the presidential
\ ote in some 200 constituencies, and she and other parny stal-
xart< ha\e urged left-wing and centrist otherss to turn out in
dro\ I'- to .'ip the ing .a right in full floW
o \vc need NiO, '. arks ,, e. crowned king oi the
'rxbhi0c 'o Sund;i\, .k' l.-c v '.': .i-,i Ib ratKirio in ;i n
edlorial. 'I -ic *.s c ,,,- \c' .i\ heor.1 the immediate inlerel-
of a left that. in an\ casc, i must rebuild cx er thing.-
The par, is ctl for a bout of blood-letting after recording
its third sirai ght deciLe in presidential elections in Ma\. and
the seals of .c\ era! stalwarts are under threat A rout could force
out part\ eadr Francois lollande.
Sarkoz-. who has played a low profile in the campaign.
is expected to quickly) complete his gov earning team after
Sunday's ote. Half a dozen or so junior ministers could
include ethnic minority figures. non-UMP politicians and
maintain a rough ministerial parity between the sexes.

port from the opposition to do
this," the President told report-
At present, the functions of
both Chief Justice and Chancel-
lor of the Judiciary are being car-
ried out by Chief Justice Mr.
Carl Singh.
The post of Chancellor of
the Judiciary became vacant
when Justice Desiree Bernard
resigned in April last year to
take up a post at the Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ).
President Jagdeo con-
tended that since Guyana no
longer has a final court. as the
CCJ was in place, this coun-
try should go the route taken
by the other Caribbean coun-
He said he raised the issue

with Opposition Leader Robert
Corbin when the two met
"1 raised it at the last meet-
ing with the Opposition Lcader
(Wednesday). And again. I
probably have to go ahead and
take steps (in appointing a
Chancellor)." the President said.
"So if we can't change the
position... ihen we will mInake
the Chancellor the head ie
fiaclo." he declared.
"I \\as e\plorig that as anll
option but now\ it has become
the only course a\ ailable to us."
the President added.
He said immediately after
this happens, a Chancellor
will be appointed and the
Chief Justice (position) will
be amended.

Ethanol boom

fuels prosperity

in rural America
By Karl Plume

NEVADA, Iowa (Reuters) Like many small business own-
ers, Jim Axline has had good months and bad months.
The roller-coaster financial swings at his store, Nevada
Hardware, were an unfortunate-reality of doing business in the
small town of about 7,000 people 40 miles northeast of Des
But Axline's fortunes turned about a year ago when a 50
million gallon a year ethanol refinery opened less than a mile
"It's definitely been better. We haven't seen those peaks
and valleys that we used to see," Axline said.
The plant, Lincolnway Energy, processes about 53,000
bushels of truck-delivered corn into ethanol every day, seven
days a week.
The mushrooming U.S. ethanol industry has injected new
life into aging rural Midwest communities that have been bleed-
ing human resources for decades as younger working-age adults
leave the farm behind for larger cities with higher-paying jobs.
"Since the late '70s and early '80s, rural America has been
more or less left behind while overall the economy's done very
well.- said Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renew-
able Fuels Association.
Ethanol and other biofuels are helping to change that and
represent, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns,
"the greatest economic opportunity to arrive in rural America
in our lifetime."
By the end of 2006, the renewable fuels industry had added
$8.2 billion, or about 6.8-per cent, to the gross domestic prod-
uct of Iowa, the top U.S. corn producing state, according to a
study by the Iowa RFA.
The industry has created more than 53,000 jobs and boosted
household incomes in Iowa by $1.8 billion, the study found.
"The ethanol plants are good anchor industries that in and
of themselves add a lot to a local community. You also certainly
see some spin-off," Shaw said, citing new truck stops and din-
ecs built near plants to take advantage of the increased vehicle
In one small Iowa town near an ethanol plant, residents were
surprised to see a new home being built, the town's first in 20
year.- w
"It's not a new subdivision, but it's something." Siaw said.
Along with the steady flow of business from the
Lincolnway ethanol plant, Axline said increased highway
traffic and local prosperity due to 10-year highs in the price
of corn. ethanol's main feedstock in the United States, have
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(From page 12)
-fl-ibuted to the upswing in Nevada's economy.
The ethanol industry has helped raise corn prices by around
60 per cent from a year ago while creating thousands of well-
paying jobs for chemists, engineers, and others.
Pine Lake Corn Processors, a 20 million-gallon-a-year etha-
nol plant in Steamboat Rock, Iowa, about 90 miles northeast
of Des Moines, has helped stabilise the local economy and stem
some of the population flow toward larger cities.
Scott Zabler, the plant's general manager, said modestly, "It's
not going to change Steamboat Rock, but it is going to keep
people from leaving Steamboat Rock."
Ethanol may also help expand the cattle industry in Iowa
due to ample and inexpensive supplies of distillers dried grain.
a by-product of ethanol production that can make up more than
half of beef and dairy cattle feed rations.
Ethanol plants are popping up across the country at a furi-
ous pace, mostly in the corn-producing Midwest, thanks to a
spike in demand after gasoline additive MTBE was phased out
of the U.S. blended fuel supply due to its potential for pollut-
ing ground water.
An ambitious renewable fuels use goal of 35 billion gallons
by 2017 set forth by President George W. Bush to wean the
United States from its "addiction to foreign oil" has further ce-
mented ethanol's future.
The current U.S. ethanol capacity of more than 6 billion
gallons a year may expand by another billion gallons in the net
18 months as more plants come online, according to industry
As of late May, there were 119 ethanol plants in operation
in the United States, %\ ith 18 plants under con-tructi.n and eight
undergoing expansion, according to the Renewable Fuels iso-.
Early investors in the -sector have reaped healthy profits
and some plants have paid off millions of dollars in debt. But
newer facilities may face some growing pains in coming years.
Some analysts expect ethanol plant margins to tighten by
around 70 per cent over the next two years as rising output
pushes down ethanol priceswhile corn prices remain high.
"There won't be any more free lunches like we had with
MTBE," said Rick Brehm,.president and CEO at Lincolnway
Brchm insists that the small- and medium-sized plants will
continue to be competitive with larger corporate-owned plants
that produce 100 million gallons a year or more.
A U.S. ethanol plant's greatest costs are acquiring corn and
some sort of fuel like natural gas or coal to power the process-
ing. Those costs fluctuate with commodity markets. and good
plant management can keep the smaller plants competitive.
Ethanol producers will also try to cut energy consumption
and costs in the future by possibly burning less expensive agri-
cultural residues for fuel.
Some may also expand facilities to convert cheaper nongrain
feedstock,- such as switchgrass or corn stover into ethanol once
the technology 's costs come down.
"A good manager in a small facility would lic able to
withstand any downturn in the in..'kiet'." hrchi. -lid.


Bosai recommences

work on new Linden road

THE majority shareholders
of the Linden bauxite opera-
tions, Bosai Minerals Group
(Guyana) Inc, have recom-
menced work on the new
Washer Pond Road in Linden
which is expected to be com-
pleted by next week, weather
This is the second phase of
work on this new section of the
470 metre long road, where two
inches of asphalt were placed
on the newly constructed
stretch and the final coating of
another two inches of asphalt is
being done.
In addition, the bauxite firm
has removed railway tracks
from across the road which

caused some difficulties to ve-
hicular traffic. Work will also be
done to complete the 'by-pass'
end at the Noitgedacht junction
of the new road.
Bosai Personnel Manager,
Mr. Peter Benny. explained that
it was initially part of the de-
velopment plan for the bauxite
plant. where a new crushing
plant was built on the east side
of the road and there was the
washing plant was rehabilitated.
Work on this new road be-
gan under the Omai Bauxite
Mines last year, but a new in-
vestor took over bauxite opera-
tions at the end of the year as
Bosai Minerals Group
(Guyana) Inc became the new

majority shareholders earlier
this year.
This piece of road is being
built to facilitate the tunnel
which was constructed for the
movement of ore by conveyor
belt and pulleys from the east
side of the stockpile where the
new crusher was built, to the
west over the original Washer
Pond Road.
Omai, the previous principal
owners of the Linden operations.
had indicated in June last year that
construction of the stretch of new
road was part of its development
plan for the bauxite industry.
The road project was to
provide a different crossing on
the Washer Pond Road. where

hauling trucks were being used
to take ore over the road, while
being accessed simultaneously
b\ the general public.
This raised serious concerns
about security, with the Interim
Management Committee of the
Linden Town Council and the
Regional Democratic Council
(RDC) of Region 10 holding
discussions on the way forward
for the main and only access
road which eventually leads to
the Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge
The original deadline for
the completion of this road
was October last year. and
this was shifted to March this

Message Prepared by Frederick Cox
Executive Director of GRPA for Broadcast on
Sunday, June 17, 2007 on the occasion of
Father's Day 2007
Once again, the world is observing Father's Day, today, Sunday June 17. 2007. This observance is
more relevant today than ever before, as fathers are becoming less and less visible in families,
resulting in n.ihe r; and their children being forced to have to resolve a number of challenges on their
7. own.

However, before I expose myself to being accused of promoting negativism let me take advantage of
. this opportunity to .-n -,,mehing more pleasant to my brothers. So, to all the fathers in Guyana, please
accept my sincere congratulations on your achievement and may this our day, be enjoyable, exciting
and memorable.

I must now urge all men to endeavour to be father r in the original sense of the word. This would mean in the first instance, that every
father will do all that is possible in the interest of the normal growth and development of his children. Further, my Dear Brothers, the
greatest gift of all, that we can give to our o:ffc spring is LOVE. Fortunately, this is one gift, even though incomparable in its value, does
not require much money to obtain and to share. From a Christian perspective, I am reminded of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
whose father was ready to forgive him of all his misdemeanours and to shower him with acts of love. If love is in abundance in our
hearts and homes, then parents and children will experience only the joys and happiness that life has to offer, even in the face of
challenges. At this point, I would like to appeal to wives and mothers and children t. ,JI e, rIhing in your ability to cause fathers to feel
:iii iri; r .. ire p:rt in .,adi are loved. _-1 hen, fe l like kings today! I, _; h1 1 -it you ,.,-11 b: o:. e IL-,ed iaiier for your effort.

Now, without appearing to assume any form of authority on fathering and parenting, I would like to advise all t ,ier- and male parents
to take the opportunity on this Father's Day to evaluate your performance in the execution of the important roles and responsibilities of
arentihc-d and make a concerted effort to correct the situation where there has been failure and to improve, where there has been
success and achievement. We must ,.:.r :anll) remind ourselves, that. in partnership *. ,!h our spouse, we have an obligation to
society to train or socialise our (r Iren in .-i-,pi :'l. societal norms and values. If we should relinquish those responsibilities, then
,dl.-,: 1., we would be contributing to discord, disunity, and disaster in the family, in the community and in the wider society. In other
words, I am here :, ir the ie, in r.jithe father or male parent who accepts his -,:,ir .'i,,. and carries them :ui "- ifuill nd to
the best of his ability, contributes to the development of well-rounded and adjusted children and to the comfort and satisfaction of their
mother.I i T i'i,, more likely that there will be evidence of a r 4,i .-i, f cohesion and -aliii, l:i ryhome.

We. fathers and male parents, must therefore strive towards'.. -,:. role models for our children and others. We must display at all
times and in a' ,, i love, concern, devotion and commitment and above all. leadership,. .1.i *:. ,-. i ,-f emulation.

As an advocate for the recognition and respect for the rights of women and children. I must appeal to those ".it who mete out
different forms of abuse and violence against *- spouses and ,.' :. T j to immediately cease such indiscriminate use of force and
power and resort to .,: i. '.. e when tempted to be abusive. can assure you that the response pnouid be exctirqg and rewarding

Before I close, I must commend those father
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Zoellick warns Venezuela is heading for trouble

By Noel Randewich

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) -
Robert Zoellick, almost
certain to be the next head

of the World Bank, yesterday
took aim at Venezuela's leftist
president, Hugo Chavez, warn-
ing that his oil-fuelled socialist
revolution was headed for

Guvana-Suriname border dispute:

Tribunal decision

tentatively set

for August
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has indicated that August is
just a tentative date being advanced for handing down the
much-anticipated ruling on the Guyana-Suriname border
Alluding to the fact that only the United Nations Interna-
tional Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, based in Hamburg, has
the sole discretion and power to decide what decision to make
and when to announce it, the President last week said the ruling
on the case has been "shifted to a tentative date in August".
It was earlier anticipated that the decision would have been
given during the first quarter or thereabout of this year but there
has been some reported delay in bringing conclusion to the mat-
"The latest I heard is that it may be shifted to August of
this year...and that again is a tentative date," President Jagdeo
told a news conference at the Office of the President Thursday.
"We had just done an assessment of what we thought was a
reasonable timeframe (and) it is now up to the tribunal," he said.
Following the forceful eviction by Suriname of the oil ex-
ploration company Canada-based CGX in June 2000, claiming
that the company had encroached Surinamese territorial waters
in its offshore drilling, Guyana resorted to take the matter to
the tribunal after bilateral and other negotiations failed to resolve
the issue in a mutually satisfactorily way.
Guyana's legal team pursuing its case at the tribunal is be-
ing spearheaded by Sir Shridath Ramphal, a former Foreign Min-
ister; and comprises Mr. Paul Reichler of the Washington law
firm of Foley Hoag and Dr. Payam Akhavan of Yale Law School.
Sir Shridath had assured that the decision of the tribunal will
be binding and final, ending uncertainty on a matter which, if
allowed to continue, could be detrimental to the development of
natural resources and the economic development of both coun-
The Government of Guyana officially informed its
Surinamese counterpart on February 24, 2004 of its deci-
sion to pursue the matter at the level of the tribunal to
give a binding decision on the maritime boundary between
the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours.

DEPUTY Mayor of Anna Regina, Mr. Darshand Persaud re-
ported Friday that the Town Council has started discussions
on its 2008 budget.
lie said several meetings have already been held \\ith resi-
dents ol \ iari comlitunitieu s in the township to discuss pro-
posed projects.
Pers;aud indicated that more consultations will be conducted
lo hear the concerns and suggestions of residents and address
them for inclusion in the budgetary proposals.
Meanwhile, the municipality has upgraded streets at
Lima and constructed concrete culverts but there have been
calls for more action to keep stray animals off the main
public road and market area, as well.

Tri-Lakes Farmers Association

formed in Region Two
TRI-LAKES Farmers Association, a new grouping, has been
formed by the Amerindian communities on Mainstay/
Whyaka, Tapakuma and Capoey in Region Two (Pomeroon/
The membership has come together to promote agricultural
development, said Captain Yvonne Pearson of Mainstay/
She explained that the formation was with assistance from
the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture'
Its include to stimulate economic, social, technical and
cultural growth, I striving to initiate creative, purposeful and
objective ventures and changes which will benefit the member-
ship and communities throughout the three lake areas,.-Rearson
She said they have already established a revolving fund
from which farmers can access small loans to be them
extend their activities or get involved in poultry reaiag.

"It's a country where eco-
nomic problems are mounting.
and as we're seeing also on the
political and press side it's not
moving in a healthy direction."
Zoellick told reporters during
a visit to Mexico.
U.S. President George W.
Bush, a fervent foe of Chavez.
nominated Zoellick to lead the
World Bank, and the former
U.S. trade representative and
deputy secretary of state is ex-
pected to be confirmed before
the end of the month.
Chavez has used surging
oil revenues to pay for a so-
cialist revolution in the OPEC
nation and gain influence with
other countries in Latin

America at the expense of the
United States.
He has said he \ ants to
Swithdraw Vtenezuela. the
world's No. 5 oil supplier, from
the World Bank and the Inter-
national Monetary Fund. blam-
ing their decades-old economic
recipes of tight budget control.
privatisations and open markets
for poverty across Latin
"If a country feels it
doesn't need or want the ser-
vices of the international finan-
cial institutions, that's their
choice." Zoellick said. "I've
found no shortage of countries
interested in trying to work
with the World Bank."
The World Bank would fo-

cus on rebuilding in war-torn
countries like Sudan, Haiti and
Afghanistan under his leader-
ship. Zoellick said.
After last month's forced
resignation of Paul Wolfowitz
as World Bank president over a
high-paying promotion for his
companion. Zoellick was put
forward as the candidate of the
United States, which tradition-
ally chooses the head of the in-
stitutional lender.
No other nominee had been
made as of Friday's deadline,
making Zoellick a shoo-in for
the job at the World Bank.
Chavez is popular among
Venezuela's poor majority
for his efforts to redistribute
billions of dollars in oil

cwalth but has often drawn
international criticism for
treading on the rights of op-
In May. he closed do\L n an
opposition television channel
and threatened to take another
off the air.
Heavy spending of oil re\ -
enues has heated up
Venezuela's economy. pushing
the inflation rate to almost 20
per cent and leading the govern-
ment to impose price controls
on basic goods.
Venezuela put its with-
drawal from the IMF on hold
this month because of con-
cerns the move could trigger
a technical default on its sov-
ereign debt.

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ibbean Community is
"not on a begging bowl mis-
sion" to 'Uncle Sam" (the
U.S.) this week.
That was the clear message
yesterday from
the CARICOM Secretariat as
government and business lead-

ers, diplomats and top techno-
crats of the community head for
Washington this weekend for a
unique three-day meeting in the
U.S. capital starting Tuesday.
President Bharrat Jagdeo,
who has lead responsibility in
CARICOM for expansion and
diversification of the region's vi-
tal agriculture sector, is heading
Guyana's delegation to what is
officially titled the "Conference
on the Caribbean A 20/20 Vi-

Speaking separately but re-
flecting a similar message, Com-
munity Secretary General
Edwin Carrington and current
CARICOM chairman Prime
Minister Ralph Gonsalves, told
the "Sunday Chronicle" that the
"primary purpose" was not to
plead for more aid though
needed but in forging a
"new strategic and dignified re-
lationship" for social and eco-

nomic advancement.
For the first time in its 34-
year history, the 15-
member regional economic inte-
gration movement would be en-
gaged in separate discussions
with the President of the United
States, representatives of Con-
gress, State Department as well
as officials of the business sec-
tor and internationalifinancial
institutions, consistent with the
envisaged "new relationship"

between CARICOM and the
"Security" and new initia-
tives in the areas of trade and
investment to
boost economic development
"for Caribbean prosperity", are
expected to be at the core of dis-
cussions, particularly for the
scheduled two-hour summit
Wednesday at the White House
between President George Bush
and CARICOM leaders.

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Also scheduled for Wednes-
day is a meeting with represen-
tatives of the influential U.S.
House of Ways and Means
Committee which is headed by
Congressman Charles Rangel.
viewed both on Capitol Hill and
within CARICOM, as one of
the "longtime friends" of the
The CARICOM Heads of
Government expect that the
Bush administration would re-
fer to the uncovered "terrorist
plot" to blow up JFK airport to
place a new emphasis on mutual
cooperation on crime and secu-
However, according to the
CARICOM perspective,
as expressed by some leaders
and officials, the new strategic
relationship being sought with
the U.S. would place security
"firmly within the overall objec-
tives of social and economic de-
velopment" and with a special
emphasis on alleviating poverty
and protecting the environment.
At the discussion that fo-
cuses specifically on combating
international terrorism, the
CARICOM delegation is ex-
pected to raise the outstanding
issue of the failure by U.S. au-
thorities to bring to justice the
Cuban emigre, Luis Posada
Carilles for his role in the 1976
bombing of a Cubana aircraft off
Barbados in which all 75 people
on board perished.
This week's Washington
Conference on the Caribbean in-
cludes a major initiative to
strengthen ties with the expand-
ing Caribbean diaspora in the
U.S. and for which various ac-
tivities have been planned.
The groundwork for what has
been described officially as a "land-
mark event", was laid with a series
of preparatory meetings involving
the CARICOM group of ambas-
sadors in the U.S. capital, working
with the Community Secretariat,
which has provided a significant
"briefing paper", as well as the co-
operation of the Secretariat of the
Organisation of American States.
Approximately 100 Carib-
bean representatives would be
involved in a multiplicity of
meetings organised for the con-
ference for which Heads of
Government are due to
meet for special caucus tomor-
row to finalise common ap-
proaches and priorities based
on briefing documents.
The official plenary session for
the three-day conference begins on
Tuesday morning at the Preston
Auditorium of the World Bank with
the theme: "CARICOM Develop-
ment in the 21st Century Eco-
nomic Growth with Social Equity".
Barbados Prime Minister
Owen Arthur, who has lead
responsibility for arrange-
ments for the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy
(CSME) will deliver the key-
note address on behalf of the
community, while United
States Secretary of Com-
merce Carlos Gutierrez, will
do so for the U.S.

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VAT registrants under

returns check

THE Guyana Revenue Au-
thority (GRA) has indicated
that its Value Added Tax (VAT)
and Excise Tax (ET) Depart-
ment is assessing VAT regis-
trants for non-submission of
VAT Returns.
Acting Commissioner of the
VAT and ET Department. Ms.
Hemna Khan said Friday the
move is "in accordance with
Section 33 1 (a) of the VAT Act
where the Commissioner may
make an assessment of the
amount of tax payable in the
event that persons have failed to
lodge a Return by thlie specified
Estimated Assessmentl .
%were sent otl to persons wlho
hla'e sill not liled a retuiin I'r
periods I land 2 anl we % ie lin
lie pIrocess O sending lout as--
'.essi e tlls fl r pe sonls \\ 1i)
liled lo 1Ilc Reti, tlulns lor Periold
she said.
(IRA. in a statement. said
i l' notices dispatched re-
quested paynil Ii ;! 1i\ as-
sessed forthwith and that tax-
payers were advised in the no-
tice to file the missing return
which would cancel the Esti-
mated Assessment.
It said the Acting Commis-
sioner further explained that fol-

lowing the issuance of these es-
timated assessments, the VAT
Registrants will have a period of
20 working days to object. Fol-
lowing this. the VAT and ET
Department will embark on the
next phase of taking necessary\
action to recover the tax as-
The revenue body also in-
dicated that The Total Revenue
Integrated Processing System
(TRIPS) allows the VAT De-
partment right after the due date
to generate estimated assess-
ments for persons who have

A MEDIATION training
programme hosted by the
United States Agency for In-
ternational Development
(USAID) Guyana Democratic
Consolidation and Conflict
Resolution Project and the
Supreme Court ended yes-
At the closing ceremony at
Hotel Tower in Georgetown.
Chief Justice Carl Singh under-
scored the importance of media-
lion and pledged his commit-
inent to developing mediation in

failed to file their returns.
Khan emphasised. ho\\Ce\ r.
that the VAT and ET Depart-
ment makes every effort to en-
sure that as much assistance as
possible is offered to registrants
before this action is taken.
GRA also noted that tlhe
percentage of Returns filed Ior
Periods I and 2 has increased
from that on the due date and
as of last week. the compliance
rate for persons who have filed
Returns for periods I and 2 was
more than 95 per cent.
This may be due to the fact

"Mediation will become a
major part of the judicial s\ys-
tenI in the counlri ." he said.
adding that "it will be manda-
The Chief Justce ;ilso
emphasised the need lor cfonlil
dentiahtll to be maintained as an
essential attribute of the media
lion process.
He urged participants to
maintain the same level of en-
ergy and enthusiasm he saw at
the beginning of the training
programme, and said committed
efforts should be made to ad-

that registrani, are still not
aware thal the\ arc required to
tile a NIL return e\en though
there are no transactions in the
nionth, the res enue agenct said.
It warned that persons \, ho
fail to lodge a return by the due
date are liable to a penalty\
which is the greater of SI.000
per da\ or 1 (i' of the tax pa\ -
GRA said VAT Registrants
and non-Registrants can con-
tact the VAT and ET Depart-
ment at Lot 10 E Charlotte
and Albert Streets,
Georgetown should they re-
quire assistance, or call the
VAT Department on tele-
phone number 227-7929.

vance the mediation process in
Chief of Parl\ of the
USAID/GDCCIR project. 1.
Gloria Richards. said thle train-
ing prolralnmnme succeeded in
signalling to the facilitator. ihe
crucial anid lfundalental need to
mnodernise the justice system.
Eighty three mediators
have been trained and
Richards hoped they will use
their new-found knowledge
as the catalyst to promote and
develop mediation in
Guyana's judicial system.

Public assistance

review under way

THE Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Se-
curity is reviewing public assistance to determine whether
recipients should be given additional assistance and to
verify whether others should be discontinued.
According to the Government Information Agency (GINA).
Deputy Probation and Social Ser\ices Officer Dindyal Singh
said the review, which commenced earlier this month, is done
twice yearly as mandated by the laws of Guyana.
Singh said reviews are conducted prinnarily to keep track
of persons receiving the grants.
From the review, the ministry would be able to determine
recipients' social status: whether there is still need for
government's support and reveal the number of persons who
would have passed the age of eligibility, he explained.
This information is used to update the ministry's Public
Assistance database which has about 18.000 recipients. an in-
crease of more than 2.000 from last year.
Singh said persons are now more aware of the services pro-
vided by the ministry and are coming forward seeking assis-
tance. Public Assistance recipients currently get $2.740
During the reviews recipients are asked to present docu-
ments such as their national identification card. passportL birth
certificate and other supporting documents.
The provision of social services from the ministry, is done
through its Difficult Circumstances Unit (DCi'). Persons can
access free spectacles, prostheses, school uniform \ouchers. fi-
nance to start small business, assistance in funera,expenses and
other social services.
The ministry is also responsible for issuing Old Age pen-
sion coupon booklets.
GINA said there are more than 36,000 persons on the
ministry's pension database receiving a monthly grant of

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Project: Construction of Building at MAabarmna, Gtuyana
Lands and Survetys Commuission,
Region No. I


Sealed tenders are invited from suitably experienced contractors for
Construction of Building at Mabaruma. Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission, Region No.1. The Works is to be completed ...hini sixteen (16i

The Tender Documents may be uplifted from the Cashier. Guyana Lands and
Surveys Commission. 22 Upper Hadfield Street. D'Urban Backlands.
Georgetown and the Sub-Office at Mabaruma in Region 1 on Mondays to Fnda-'
between the hours of 8:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs at a non- refundable fee of five
1- dj dollars (S5,000).

3 The completed Tender Documents should be placed in a sealed envelope
1" and addressed to :
The Chairman
Commission Tender Board
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
22 Upper Hadfield Street
D'Urban Backlands

and should be deposited in the Tender Boe ,: '+:> Guyana Lands and S:.,'. e
Commission. 22 Upper Hadfield Street DJ .n-a Backiands, Georgeto,.n 'eo
14:00 hrs on Wednesday. July 11 2007

Tenders will be opened at 14.00 hrs on Vvednesday. July 11 2007 in t.:
presence of Tenderers who may wish to be present.
The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission reserves the right to accept or
reject any tender, and to annul the tendering process and reject all tenders, at
any time prior to the award of the Contract and are not necessarily to make an
award to the lowest Tenderer. without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected Tenderer or Tenderers or any obligation to inform the affected Terderot
or Tenderers of the rounds for the Employer's action

Andrew R. Bishop
Commissioner/ Chief Executive Office




Project A: Cadastral Surveys to demarcate the boundaries of Kamana Amerindian
Block 1 Region No. 8.
Project B: Cadastral Surveys to demarcate the boundaries of Kurukubaru
Amerindian Village,
Block 2 Region No. 8.


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pro'injects s;i'ied ibloi\

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( iu\ ana landss allnd Sirll\ \ s ( onlnissi' n. 2-' I ppCer I I lli:lti strl ,'c
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"5 >000) C;ich.

3. I lhe completed Fender Documents should be placed in a sca led n vi,.Pt.
marked on the outside "*TE.YDER FOR C-ID ISTR II. IS RI /) S
BLOCK .0. ... iand addressed to:
The ('Chairmnan
(l'ommiission lIender Board
(.uyana I.ands and Siri e\s ( otinnission
22 Upper Illadfield Street
I) I- rban Backhlands
( eorgetot n

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;m\ l c prior toi thc as -d ( i r he nrlact .and iar 'icnoaril\ lo n, I..
:in aw\\a.lrd to the Ilm\\cst Icl -rCl. k\\ lnlhout lhcrcl eb icui mi n\ li-,ht\ ;.
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I iindli.'rc I lndierer- s le rrnu d ls ior Iic mi .: .1!1n0

Andrew R. Bishop
Commissioner/ Chief Executive Office:

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20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 17, 2007
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08:30 h- Focus on "oumths in 10:30 h- Sa\ '1 Love You" to
Islau fathers
09:00h- Caribbean Temptation 17:00h- Birthda\ s & Other

NCNINC. CHANNEL11 18:00 h NCN's Week in Notes) A Live Call in program 16:30h-Teaching ofIslamn 10:00h- Puran Bros ShiSa InMemoriam
Review 08:40 h- continuation of Cricket 17:00h- Musical Waves live Bha:'11- Feans 18:30 h-Shel-s greeting cer
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14:30 h- Catholic Magazine
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21:30 h- Homestretch Magazine
22:00h- Movie
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04:50h- Sign On
04:55 h- Meditation
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Jetto's Lumber and
Presents Krishna Bhajans
08:00 h- Sa Re Ga Ma (Musical

Cricket England vs West Indies,
2" Test
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Shakti Mandir
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Store presents religious
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Luv & Kush
15:45 h Fathers Day
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23:00 h Classic Movie
01:30 h- Sign Off

06:00h- Bhajan Melodics
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For Monday, June 18, 2007 05:30h
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TODAY'S FORECAST: During the morning,most areas are
likely to experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with
occasional light to moderate showers.some areas over the
Coastal to inland locations may also experience periods of
overcast conditions with heavy showers and isolated
outbursts of thunder, during the afternoon,isolated showers
may prevail over some areas.
WAVES: Moderately hight to hight, reaching about 2.4m in open
WINDS: North-easterly and South-Easterly at 2 to 6mps,
gusting at times over10mps in showers,in some areas.
HIGH TIDE: 18:21 h at (2.79) and 05:03h at (3.01)
LOW TIDE: 23:52h at (0.81 m) and 11:48h at (0.51)
SUNRISE: 05:39h
SUNSET: 18:09h
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.0-31.0C over near inland to
interior locations & 28.5-32.0C over coastal areas.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 22.0-24.0C over near inland to
interior locations & 21.0-23.5C over coastal areas.
RAINFALL G\Tow":37.0mm
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TIME July 16t1 August 24'.
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Portuguese, Spanish,
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Immigrant Visa
185 Charlotte &
King Sts.
Maraj Building,
]el#: 231-54421225-
Fax#: 225-2068

DRIVER/Canter Driver.
Apply in person to P. Ramroop
& Sons, 23 Lombard St.
Ramroop & Sons. I 'C' Orange
Walk, Bourda. Tel. 227-1451.
experienced Cook and Pastr,
Maker, one Domestic person. Call
Handyman. Apply in person to
ARK Enterprise .'The Container
House, 17 Lombard St.
PERSON to work in- record
shop. Security Guard and
Handyman. Apply Majestics.
Middle St.. Tel. # 226-6432.
ONE male security guard to
work in the Interior. Call between 9
am and 4 pm 225-7118, Mon. -
Domes'ic & Porter from East
Coast Demerara. Contact P.
Rdmrooop & Sons I 'C' Orange
v"a:k Bourda Tel. 22,-

CASH;ERS. Salesclerk
st De co :ue- literate Apply
m person to ,RK ^"terpnser The.
~,1er sc r Lomribard
FIVE-head moulder and rip
saw o,-erator t.o work in Eccdes
Area EB Deia Also porters
Contact Richard 609-7675

PORTERS and Security
Guards. A'ppi, ; person with
writzien appcMo and Poiice
Clearance :c The Manaoer P
Ramroop & Sons 23 Lombard
akan LCg.3-g Camp. CXC
ccoun.s or es Book-keepinQ
xp-eenc 23-9o89 or 225-

VACANCY exist for Washbay
Attendants (males & females).
Call. 625-4380
ONE (1) female Pastry
Maker, 1 male Table Hand Baker
Contact Hurry's. Pastry Palace.
Lot 2 Bel Air Village.
Georgetown. Tel. 225-1949 or
VACANCY exists for
Marketing Representatives to
work in the fields, all across
Guyana Commission is
attractive. Contact Tel. # 621-
A VACANCY exists for one
male Office Assistant. Must have.-
o",'," bicycle. Appiv with two
references and Police Clearancer
Cotac, Tel. # 621-8271, 223-

DR; ,'ER ust have truck, v*n
tractor. & rry Licence 3
experience AppIly to Lens ShenT
& Fourth Sts. Civille with wntten
application and 2 references
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 pni
DRIVER/Salesman. Apply
with written application and
reference to Manager of Gas
Distribution, 9 Dowding Street.
Kitty. Tel. 227-7350. Must have
a Lorry Licence.
INSTITUTE, 60 Light Street,
Alberttown. Tel. #: 223-7226.
227-4798, 277-3511, 277-3134
1 Secretary. Must be computer
VACANCIES exist one
Accounts Clerk. Salesclerk. Must
have experience in hardware and
electrical. One Security Guard.
Apply with written application
Hamson General Store, 116 Regent
Road Bourda
1 FEMALE Maths Teacher,
to teach CXC & O'Level Maths.
Evening irs 5-7 pm, 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
QUALIFICATION: Certificate in
Fitting & "l ;..,. ,
Experience 3 years. ~- '. '
00-0 $80 00, based on-
experience and performance
Apply to Friendship Oxyaen
Limited. 30 Friendship East Bank
Demerara. between 1 and 5 prn.
VACANCIES exist for
following subjects, Craft,
Mathematics, Social Studies.,
Business, English Language.
business Communication.
Please send written application
to International Business
College, 262 Thomas Street.
North Cummingsburg
LOOKING for Guyanese
house maid, age 20 35 for
preparing all types of Indian
food and all other house work
Salary negotiable as per work
experience. Contact Mr. Raj
Nagpal. 184 Kaieteur Road.
Eping Avenue. Bel Air Park, G'
town. Guyana. Tel. 650-6156,
. 225-1206__ _
INSTITUTE, 60 Light Street.
A'berttown. Branch #2: 32 Estate
Road, Uivlugt. WCD. Tel #: 223-
7226, 227-4798, 277-3511. 277-
3134 Email.
A i. n-, part
.. ,- T for
Chemistry. Physics and Spanish
a: both branches.
RK s Security needs 101
Security Guards & Officers for
Saton. Canine & Armed
Divisions. Former employees can
reapply. (New Dynamic &
Prestigious Locations NATION
WIDE). Contact Maryann RKs
Security Services. 1(2 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
passpoi size pnoto. Also Security
Guard application, Police
Clearance. 2 references. Apply
on person K&VC Hotel. 23J
South Rd Lacytown

VACANCIES exist for full-
ume and part- in-e Teac'hers in
the followingg subjecis.
Business Communicat!on.
English A'B. Information
Technology and Soaai Studies
Please send written application
and CV to PO Box 101652
FOR Security Admin.
Officers. Those with
experience in private security
or former Mdiitary. Police
Officers. welcome to acp-, To
function as A.imnanst.'ators.
v watch Ccr'- a-',ce- Lare
Site Ad":r"-s:s a'o s P.!:t'!
Officers e:.: -'-: S
Charlotte S:'-:. .':

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D2_partme. ":: H
Teachers :;" C,\C CSEC
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of Accounts M*Wat'Iematcs
Teacher iBus ness subi'ects).
Security Guar s/Cantoen
AttendanLUCleaners!Janitors &
Handyman for Maintenance.
Send written application with
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Studies at 22 Atlartic Gardens.
East Coast Demetara.
a challenging teaching career
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quality private education to
uyanese over ten (101 years.
Vacant slots instant
employment Heads of
Department, retired
Headteachers or CXCiCSEC
Markers, Specialist Pnnciples
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.
APPUCATIONS are invited
from suitably qualified persons
for the vacant positions of
Security Guards must be
able-bodies. Billing & Delivery
Clerks (between the ages of -
and 35 years) Sales staf
(preferably mae.
Requirements. Applicants 'must
have a sound se-oida
background end previous
experience be an asset
Apply in person with
recommendations ione of
which must be from the last
place of employment) and a
valid Police Clearance to The
Managing Director. United
Investment Trading Co. Ltd.
200 Camp Street,
professionals. Managers.
Supervisors. Sales Reps.. Saies
girls and boys, Counter
Helpers. Cashiers. Drivers (6)
Porters (55) Cleaners (351
skilled and unskilled workers
helpers. pump and wash boy
attendants. Office Assistants.
Clerks. Receptionist
Secretaries. Computer
Operator. Con:cdential
Secretary. IT Specialist.
Internal Auditors. Junior
Auditors. V'aitresses. &
Waiters. Tete-marketers (t3.We
also provide obs v;itiin the
Caribbean. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471 643
2 9 5 9 e m a i
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Dam, GuySuCo Gardens. 5 .
acres cane Sand at
Stanleytown. West Bank
Demerara. 6S4-5885
4 ACRES r:re lan: -
Golden Fleece. Esseqibio
Coast: 4 2 acres la:,3 Panka
Success Realty 223-6524.
42 in Rose Hall ':' -
SI 2M neg. 226-316, ,fo).
339-4017- iKhrshraxa' 36-
6565 (Janet)

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LAND for sale Timehri
P^l-c Road with access to
.ter fro:et Tel 257-0055.
6S 5-3340
at Lot 1014C Goiden
Grove EBD Electric:v water
hone avaable. S1 5M neeg.
-'26-3160 ;Mooei
Land 110 100 feet price
S 1iM & -00 > 60 feet- prce
57M Norbert deFreitas 642-
I 5874/231-1506.
| HOUSE oit 50 x 100 in
L;c'en. - S2'

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Ederson s -'26-54 ;,
::SE: !-O. A.Reclina -
.a '- : 'J trial land
:-:,'.., iiN. shl .: 320 x 34' it .
3) -30 2 it mber
lc Ir fL':!it':n invest w!selv.
e,( ii ;:,me!. a,,' be $24i%;i
USc'120 00i Ederson's
Demnerara River. transported
250 acre<. aand 4 U000 ft
wide. Ideal for wharfaae
fart ties, ocean going( vessel -
,25M!US$125 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496
MOBI 1SSA. Linden
Soesdyko 16 acres. Ideal for
Resort, -oultry or general
farinnin. Oividedl S3.5M per
"-'l rice 2 acres -
L.AND is giving) away.
corner Ind in 3" Street
Cari,nbeliviile S12M New
Market & East Streets. for 4-
sIto- . i $ 8M ne.
rer'ceerr o S5 9M Phone 225-
2626. 23,1-206i4. 225-.5198.

K cin wit smolri house for
n'; t, l;r I l ,. .i' i.Au i iy A llianc e
R ,dit i m hn i 2 acres
tuitivat.'d o ,n" farrim house.
Yarravwkktira 265 acres farm
irn.. With icre k. Call 261-5500
or 643-1861.
SAILA PAR;K Vreed-en-
Hoop. -Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. RP ime location.
2 rniles from V/Hoop
Stellin.t R a,,aonabie Price.
Tel. '225-7670 or 254-
68.43 ACRES
transported land part of
Lariemakabra, East Bank
Esserr.uibo. 25 rod wth.. 750
rod length. Contact S S
Persaud' Res. 218-1983.
cell 684-7245 or Aditya
Persaud cell 625-1448.
ONE double lot in
D'Urban St.. reduced from
S15M to $9M, one land at
Mandela Ave. & D'Urban St.
95 x 50 plus reserve for
school/business, reduced from
S11M to $85M. Phone 225-
2626/225-5 198!231-2064;
ROBB Street $35M,
Alberttown $vIM. East Street -
S25M, Croal Street $45M,
Brickdam $- 40M,
Campbellville S9M. Riverside
Caledonia 8 acres. Good
Hope 8 acres. Craig house
lot Public Rd. S6.5M,
Mahaicon y 2 900 acres,
Supply 55 acres. Parika 42
acres. 15 n acres riverside -
Parika Providence Republic
Park $I M. Queenstown -
S t0'M. Bivgezight $24M.
'Llrkeve" -: 10 acres. Enmore -
6 a-.-'es S20M and other
or -..o-",rcial and residential
rea Ca us at Goodwill Real
Estate t 223-5204. 225-
-2:40 or 628-7605.
ii NDAAL. 60 x 100-
,.Water Street 40' x "120
M. North Ruimveldt -
SE n..',. -r En ier;rs' New
no Scheme- S1.51N.
r. RRvei 84.5' acres -
crltivated 10 acres on
; ,1 ... ,. S4M
b'- .- ,alh, -. 1 acre -
Felic'It ECD 9 house
-"C'nrch Street, 100 by 86'
S:. Chariestown 700 by
-;'2M David Street Kitty -
De Ab;reu & Da Silva -
S: Cmings & Quamina
..1 Fifth S. Alberttown -
Call Pete's Real Estate,
C George & Hadfield Sts
0951. 226-5546. 231-
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220-6060. 626-2060.
$40 000. $50 000. 231-8469.
C DEM. TEL. 229--6149
ROOMS to rent sriqle
I ;,. person Contact 231-

IN KITTY. CALL 22 S1640.
1-BEDROOM self-contained
apt Contact No. 220-.h621. or
000 MTHLY. TEL 663-.6338.
APTS. 233-6160.
500 \WEEIL,. I.L fi 613-2647
226-1192. 623..7742.
CALl.. 226-9448
621-3438. 609-4899.
FULILY furnislhed foUr-
bedroom building with all
convenennces an'd enclosed
garage. Telephone 642-0636
655-2404, 225-5904.
for single working female Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545. 4pm -.-- 6pm.
BUSINESS space suitable
for Interne; cafe or non-alcoholic
on Main Road. Tel. 226-1964.
B'L Air Park, fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
BEDROOM unfurnished house -
$80 000 Tel. 226-1192. 623-
PHONE 225-9944.
227-2995, KITTY.
BUSINESS olace with
storage and living quarters. Kitty
Public Road to'rent Success
Realty. 223-6524. 628-0747.
ROOM for sing e working
female or female student. Cafl
BEAUTIFUL i:rck house at
L.and-of-Cain:ai'. sui'Lbi. f
ilO(nc n'; cO n or hohc!10'.
CareZ. kei 0: :'.rernses CII 2-'-
C,90 611-765rs 6Si-32"7
resident:a! newly t built concern
building 3- luxurious-bedroon'-
mansion, fuily furnisihed -

general store StlM -ea.
USS55 000 Ederson's 22-

TEL. 226-0242.

upstairns _-.'e .

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bedroom 'o
conveniences. e K. S.
0545. 642-063 ,
FURNISHED th-he -.edr.aoym
to rent at 8 Albert & Lu aar ts..
Queenstowr Nr-nb:l S.
FULLY furnished 3 bedroont
rental, boh local and overseas
clients. Call 226-0210, 226-
3-BEDROOM aopartmrent.
fully furnish o in Craiq St.
bedroom iill for -ne h :rtas
;]'jrist. S-l'or; tern... Carl Tel.
1 FULLY unirsied uppe. i ac
in Subr yavi e. Short erm or
long tent. Call 226-86b 9 or 684-
ONE furiv furnished 2-
bedroom to flat to rent. short
term or '"r -I s .. C l 1 22 -

H/AVE a rOpe aratm ent or
oaE p L *- or d.
'with 23- ar

80:10, 625.-7
APARTMnENTS 1ed room,
$18 000. S20 00"' 0j2
bedroom) s 25 .-.:t C 00
3-bedroom r $40 000. furnished
$s26 000. S 5 000. Call 231-
DIPLOMAT or company
executive house in iidv
location, also wei.
r Oaintained apartments for
professionals Business or
school property more details.
Call Excellence Realty 227-
8010. 625-7090,. "
LARGE spacious business to
rent in Kitty. Ideal for
supermarket, '-'rl] ,--s--,i
hardware, etc. ii .,, I.--I -rU
Tel generator, electricity etc.
Good'security. Call 225-0571.
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furni she- 000 Craig St..
Campbellville for overseas
Suest. Short term. Call Tel.
27-7830, 629-5946..
bedroom top flat with one
self-contained bedroom and.
all conveniences. Tel. 642-
ROOMS AND apartment
to rent on long term basis
shlrixty thousand monthly-
i.i i, bills inclusive. Call:
227-j-336-or 231-4110 _
FOR office or business two
spaces available snackette,
barber shop internet caff. salon,
etc. V/hoop. Call 225-7073 225-
office space and apIs, from
USs00. Call Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626. 225-5198.
FURNISiHED two-bedroom
-ap poneal foer e. c uie or

REGENT St buse
ie -'r- and seaure rren
iOR be '.. type or businesses.

BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
S 000 neg.. Cville. hot anc
id -:f contained., etc. Te
itself S75 000. 1 top flat.
ful0 Cri SToy 0 Unique
Realty -Tel 227. 3551. 647-

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DECENT- S- G 0 -Norbert

T-' TOR-Y concrete

FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS.)

fiat aeai rrrie!!. Swcureti, Ac
-'' rh--- arkmnq. hot and
EAE -. -600El. 226-14523
LG 4-bHedroonh furmis.h
house, .1 ma-ster. 2 l.vincl
rooms. 3 : .- i
ig yard : :' '
others r I I and
unfunished.Ca, Ial 226-2372.
single working girls Fur.nished
roo .or : : : t e i.
Lot 3. b. Lt-ccles. New
Housing Scheme. Tei. 233-
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle Atlantic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enqgiries pIs Call 220-
7021 C.ei 624-6527
UNFURNISHED rooinm for
singIe working girls. Furnished
roorn for overse, .s 'short 'erni
Lot 3 *'' r-- New
H n-i'i"; S -"" i,' 233-

OCL -- 'TOWN. fully' fi -
nrshod -bdroon~a anpalt-
ein ti *,',. ith o"aiki;g space to
reI. Su able icr veraseis
S sh r i terp o ,asis.
.:, . .. 513'/227-.1843.
LUXURIOUS apartment
fro U,,,-" -, e visitors. close to
-1,,- ii ,-- aily, fturnished with
,,- .... I -ld bath, etc
a-so 11 ,i e. available Call
S, ., 1 5- 1203.
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms, located at 189
D'Urban BacklardGs. 96
Duncan Streel. Newtown and
575 Section 'A' Block 'X'
Diamond. EBD. Call 233-
FULLY fenced and
.,.-.- .' rote bond (84 x
for processrin
plnt, factory storage, etc aL
ublc Road Mtc Donom. Phone
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential.
from US$25 per day. long term
also available. Tel. 624-4225
TWO (2) bedroom house -
$65 000. small office space -
$25 000. Located at 106 B,
Regent Road, Bourda,
Georgetown (behind Gidding's
Pawnrshop). Contact 614-3522.
P--FF---- : C -. Bel
A ir ,. .-.," ',':.- ,, i : fro m
USS2:''' ii,-: ,' ,., -;$900,
US$1' 200. US$2 000. US$2
500 fully furnished apts. -
from $40 000 $80 000. 2 &
3-bedroom furnished and
unfurnished. Bonds various
locations other rentals
available, commercial and
residential not listed above.
Goodwill Real Estate. 223-
5204. 225-2540, 628-7605,
RENTALS now available
large 2-storey furnished 4-
bedroomn. Cueenstown. 2-
bedroomn lower flat. excellent
area, in Geor;ge St.. 3-bedroom
up er .:iat. exc .elient area in
George St 2 bedroom rn Canie
Sice; Sect on K 2- bedroom
in Stationl Sreet. Kitty, 3-
bedroom complete building.
Prasnad Naotr, 3-bedroom
upper flat. L n---" Park. upper
flat 2" I ,.' H oll ,w ood;
Boll wood Lamaha Street,
Newtown. Kitty 4-storey new
concrete structure Kingston 3-
storey wooden hotel & liquor
business 1n South Rd.. Lacytown
Call Pete's Real Estate. Lot 2
George & Hadfield Sts. 226-
9951 226-5546. 231-7432.
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'roye 4-bed rooma oise -
hon-Rs G USS / t o' 't
US$600. res2 2 e.tial. ethl.-'

FOR seni or rene fIurms'in;d
storeyed 4-bedroom house on 'l
acre of land. Ful i -j i
mosquito mash. :.. .
and air e - pr la ter
t eedror m I o1 ' 621

TOP FLAT sedai-'irm rn,.he(i.
I ........ $60 r- ,-i.3 ,,Ho
i o -,-i $95 i P
S ; S ec tioo n ri luJ ',a
, : _, 0 ,. .: ,: r c S.
bo;d. office business. Tel.227-
8932. 225-2709.623-259 I
executive house s ,i
location, also wel maintained
apartments for professionals.
Business or school property
m ore details. Call -
Realty -. 227-8010. . a. '
WE have for rent properties.
lands, apartment houses.
holiday apartments and houses.
hotel I. office spaces and
business places Interested in
renting your properties, lands.
-,-- apartments or any other
S. your choice with no
commission? Go to to view
Photos of all ltemn m Call Tel 4
25-9695, 223. .. 333-6763
or 621-8271
One 2-flat fenced executive
property in Roraima Trust
housing Scheme. Versailles.
West Bank Demerara consisting
of 3 bedrooms. 2 toilets and
baths with 1 bath tub, home
office, pressure pump with 2
black tanks, facility for hot and
cold shower facility, telephones,
furnished. Cost US$600 oer
month. Call Nik. Tel. Tel. 623-376.
Serious enquiries only please.
EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park. 184 Eping Ave. & Kaieteur
Rd Immaculate, modern,
convenient, secure spacious,
fully grilled & air-
conditioned. 1 master and 2
bedrooms, 3 '/, baths, double
garage, etc. agents.
embassies and international
orCanisations are all
welcome. Call 277-38 i 4.
225-4413, 646-9319. 619-
9972. 614-0949 or

ONE eight-bedroom
executive full y- Ur. property
to let in prime residential
area. razor wire mounted on
fence a,,- n '1 -0
Vwater 'h-",l h^,-jl i 1 . I 1 ..
etc. ,-,' I .. on.-'? le ,-l
concrete house, new. GrcVe -
$35 000. aer month: one two-
bedroom 'lower flat newly
.I-r- n-,-i-i in Bourda, $80 000
,. -, one two-bedroom
.*,r;.f,. power flat USS600.
:" .,11 middle floor- 1 000
sq ft. approx. USS750 two
bedroom lower flat. Robb St.
Bourda US$600. two-
bedroom lower fiat. Camp St. -
$45 000. entire concrete
building and compound. North
Cunimminsburg W1Vils Realty -
227-2612 62.7-.314

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DIAMOND and Lt.B- 2
and 3-bedroom transported
property. 233-6160.
LAND with 2 houses at
41 Ag culture Rd
TriumIph Sideline Dam.
Call 263-5338.
LOW income
properties for sale in
er bice $2.6M. Tel 227-
4551. 682-2559.
TEL. 226-1192. 623-7742.
8469, 684-1852.

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ONE two-storev 'concrot-,
house for sale Contac't Mis
Khlian at 242 Forshaw Sult.t
Queet nstow
BUSINESS, p,,.co .
central loIo 'tiol"
concrete ,

[42-063 .'I
executive f() uI -1-edioomI
building, vac(an toss pltiC1 n e. ai .il'}t K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 2'5
3 B E D R t 0 N .

T R A N S P 0 RT E I)
.. front ll '1n
h u fo,*r s"' ; ttil l at'ii rfl; t:'
['edroonl apal ti' n tt I, o
icallt (,ss ss '

35 ",J' Dtuni'a Stleel.
Section 'I< -, ,i I, i,
Georgetow. .
residential i .- 1 i
5034. Pric L I
NEW 3-bedroom concretl
sltucture. bottom |)<3tly enclose.i
at Siparta Iublic Rd .
Essequibo. Tel. 691-3260
ONE going busilnoss
premises: on0 secured
eautifully tiled office one
Willed in New Arrnstedain
Tel: 333-2500
C. ILLF $141. Bel Air
Park- -'.1. $30M & I
Queenstown -b i ,rI'.
REGENT ST. $36M ne..
Eccles $45M. Tel. 221-
1192. 623-7742.
'50 X 100 FT. ASKING -
$4.9M. CALL 225-5591.
1 2-FLAT house top
wooden, bottom concrete at
3-bedroom, 116 First Street.
V lance. Inside toilet and
ba. Owner leaving country
Tel 688-3900, 270-4639. No
three-bedroom house and
land from Mahaicony Creek
wi th si x acres rice land. Asking

SALE one (1) brand ne.w 2.
bedroom wooden house 18
x 24 at Lot 150 Bell West
Canal #2 Polder. WBD
Contact Tel.. 685-9216
$85M. 107 Reqent &
Light Sts $. 50M. 118
RegenI St : $12.5M. 113
Recent St., back bldg .
$4S ,,. 75 Church St., two
b!dqs n yard Tel. # 225-
2228. 223-6053
HAVE your own land in
BSerbice Eveest
construction can build fo
you Also have lowy ,ncome
homes for sale M 6to i
Penbhreo Tel. # 227-4551

concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansiot on 3
house lots. Ideal
T,-l.-68i89- hotel 4 65M
H- C N Y .,.,' Ederson's -




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\ KINGSTON, near foreign
S assies, colonial type
vision Ideal international
Sel- $85MI.USS425 000
rson'-s 226-5496
NEW Hope. EBD -
,ilding. land. road to river
'deali mr '.4-. Jand 0,-V

SO- s.YKE Public Rd -
new luxurious 3-
mansion Electrincity,
saner phone S13M/US$65
Ederson's 226-5496.
,ildngS to buy. Eccles. S"
iirnnveldt. Kitty, Central G/
,own and other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496.

ROBB, BourdaMarket 2-
storey building $75M/$50/
US$250 000. Owner needs
medical Ederson's- 226-
.. n,-r: identical commercial
.i.i.p .-- :, we have a
management services. Call
now Ederson's 226-5496.
G/TOWN central, vacant
build, now 3 house lots. area
4-storey mini malls $65M
neg.US$325 000. Ederson's

new 2-storey concrete 5-
bedroom, bottom general
store, electricity, phone. If
qualified move in $7.5M/
US$37 000. Ederson's 226-
NORTH Ruirnveldt
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
insurance, internet $25M!
USS125 000. Ederson's -
storey concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn for tennis,
swimming $14M/US$70 000.
Ederson s 226-5496.
BB-ECCLES vacant new
2-storev concrete 6-luxurious
bedroom mansion parking, AC
$30M/US$150 900.
Ederson's 226-5496.
new flat concrete 3-bedroom
with all modern amenities.
Ideal for those with
motorcycles S5.5M/US$27
000. Ederson's- 226-5496.
STABROEK, Bnrickdam 2-
storey corner building. Ideal
doctors clinic, medical centre,
insurance, internet cafe -
$26M/US$130 000.
Ederson's- 226-5496.
OVERSEAS. Guyanese
doctors who want new hospital,
computer lab. X-rays. Invest
wisely- $37M neg. US$185
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
PARIKA- new shopping
centre, invests wisely. (a 2-
storey building, b ) general
store bond. ware ho'so $85M
neq. 226-5496.
CAMP. Robb Ss. vacant
3 2-storey wooden buildings.
Ideal 3-storev supermarket.
sublet 20 mini malls $38M;
S26M/USS130 000. Owner
needs medical. Ederson's -
3 store wooden ., ,-
!oe! for church, school.
S.. i -'ore. etc $16M
i:' 000 Ederson's -
SPACE $13.5M. TEL. 226-
1192. 623-7742.
-ont-rete '' i1 with
:wo self-. i ''1, e-
bedroom apartments no
epais K. S. RAGHUBIR
.qency 225-0545, 642-

HOUSE for sale ungalo.-
t-;.-i-.. ~.n.ce o !t aPr
:, T .- ; '252
and concrete at LB
Kerosamt Park. E ceneg
Contact 625-2- .:
NEW house fullvfurnisred
2.5 bath, central, AC 25 rmies
from Disnev World. FiRona Pr.ce
USS294 000c or eg. Phone
No 954-294-7373
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house Kete S .
Chariestobwn. formerly Ruy s
Li.,i Restaurant corner ilot'
- 1 neg Contact 227-
Station Street, Kitty, Garnett
Street. Kitty, Annandale,
Industry. ECD, Pouderoven.
WBD, Vreed-en-Hoop. WCD. 584-
ENCLOSED L-shape double
lot side by side with two
buildings and transported, lots of
yard space (1' lot 210' x 50)
2' 140' x 40'), total area -
350' x 90' in a central area.
Public Road, Mc Doom. Phone
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.
Kitty $4M, $5M, $7M. $9M.
SOUTH $7M, Tucville $8.5M
& $6M Hardina St. $3.5M.
WEST Ruimveldt $3.5M &
S4. 5M, Ogle $5.5M, EAST
Ruimveldt $7M, Herstelling -
S3M. Norton St. $4M. Call 231-

ECCLES S14M / $17M/$21M

6NIt{N: 4 lOnwmv -$0
SPACE, 70 X 160) $30M.

WE have for sale, properties.
land house, holiday apartments
and houses, hotels and business
places. To view photos. visit Interested in
selling your properties, lands,
houses, apartments or any items
of your choice? No commission
given to us? Then contact Tel.
's 225-9695, 223-8199 621-
8271. 333-6763. Netsurf
International Real Estate.
NORTH American has 60%
reduction on all prices. North
Road for store like Reqent St.,
now US$110 000 only, -3-storey
Station Street shop and
residence $16M, Shell Road
business and residence $12M.
Newtown, Kitty $9M. Prashad
Na ar $16M Subryanville.
cot tae on 3 000 sq. ft. land -
$7M, ueenstown land 160 x
60 $22M, Alberttown land -
160 x 25 for school $6.9M.
Subryanville land $17M, Bel
Air Spring $34M. Sec. 'K' -
S17M. Phone Ms Perqaud 231-
2064. 685-0923, -'". 5,'. :, 225-
3068 Land at LBI $5M only
anid 60%,, land reduction
www.amazondevelopments com
SOUTH S7M S8M ... ml
S14M. Section K $30,M. : _r
North Road $8M $28M '-'-
Croal Street $45M, $60M.
.. n"- J.In Regent Street
S $4M. S16M.
Wv'erk-en-Rust - $7 8?M'
SiOM. M Doom t .(newi
Eccies PubhIc Roadi $60,.1
Avenue Iof O n- RePublic --
USS1 Poib Street S90M.
S35M. : BeAPark S40M
22M. Bel Air Spring $65M.
35M. Queenstown $14M, East
street $25M. Duncan Street -
$30M, $25M. : $10M.
Campbellville $11M. $13M.
S5M. New Amsterdam, $8M
$3M. Albouystown $4M, $15M
S16M, Mon Repos -9M, (new),
Lusignan $8M, Le essouvenir
University Gardens, Atlantic
Gardens $22M, $38M. and
other residential and commercial
area. Call us at Goodwill Real
Estate at 225-2540, 223-5204,


2 580C HYMACS, 1 TK
Dump truck. Call 623-9566.
EARTH for sale delivery
to spot. Also Bob Cat rental
Call 626-7127.
1 POOLS Table, working
condition. Call 663-6174.,
FROM USA Grass cutting
machine and power saw,
clothing, etc. Tel. 655-8907.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456.
PARTS for twin tub washing
machines (new). Telephone 641-
2026. 227-0060.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline
11 speakers, 2800 watts. Call
226-2913, 615-1203. Ca
2 DOBERMAN pups. pure
bred and 2 young adult German
shepherds, pure bred. 625-6006.
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,
6 9.5 05 .... .........h . .
ONE Mabe fridge. White,
regular two-door, perfect
condition. Call # 225-7136. 9 arn
to 5 pm. Frost and rust free.
1 NEW Holland TC 57, 1
Ford New Holland. 4-wheel drive,
2 6-cylinder engines. Call 232-
0547. 6 123-24.
ONE 7-piece dinette set
one 2 500 watts generator used
X-box and play station games.
Call 227-3355
HOBBY kits, ships cars,
airplanes. helicopters.
-lhma-ir'o all si.""e and pes.
T 2 : 72. 6 177026
PURE bred Am erican
P;tbuil. 8 weeks o-d vaccinated
$40 000 pure brci American
Pit budl 7 rmths old. 'aie -
S70 C0 Barry .. 268-2264__
ONE Admiral refrigerator in
S n.-i- condition Contact Mrs.
Sr... .: 242 Forshaw Street.
Queenstown. 226-1367.
2 HONDA Pressure washers.
2 chain saws, 2 welding sets 1
motor. 2 lighting plants, 2
amplifiers, 2 bus amps 265-
BABY Cnb/play pen, stroller.
car chair. Haier fridge, brass
ornaments, bird bath. used
greenheart 3 x 8 inches Call
226-9162. 662-4353.

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Queenstown, Bel Air Prk,
rr;3rI'nlI- Bei Air {arJgen,
LarnaHa Gardens, CaPIorlmI
aritens, Aft Garins,
Happy Acres,ReBpdic Park et.

Jiewanram's Realty
-"X Irustid \ame'"
227-1988,270-4470, 623-6431

40 FEET x 25 feet. 2-
storey concrete house on land
situafed 1145 Section A'Block
4, Great Diamond. Land 125
x 66 ft. Tel. 644-4624. 656-
9261. Price $15M
Public Road Kitty,. for bond or
wholesale. Atlan tic Gardens -
$40M. Kersaint's Park with
land $45M (Ocean ,.. .
Gordon Street S6.5M. Princes
Street land- $5.7M. Thomas
Street $18M. 218-1014, 618-
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

PUREsi fez *3 a" .- '.-

G ns Comute
26-99 11
SODIUM Fpo.' ,r 55
watts. 20:220 \..;s
with enclosures S10 000 e
220-2449. 225-8527
COMPUTR Labels ai s es
and 1.4 7 9 x 11 paper. 1 Part

LINCOLN lea. A rc %ec-
pant, 3.0 Ap.. AC DC 24-
volts-S 150 000 220-244- 225-
BROWNE 266-2796.
PRICED Digital cameras.
Vivitar DVR 510 5.0 Mega
Mixed Puxel. 3780 3.0 Mega
Mixed Pixel. Mustek DV 4000 -
4.0 Mega Mixed Pixel.
electronic Kevboard 54 keys.
MP3/Flash Drive 256 Mb.
Telephone 225-3006.
ONE wooden and concrete
building on Regent Street, with
all fixtures for sale. Must be
removed by buyer. Contact R.
Sookraj & Sons. 108 Regent
Street. Georgetown. Tel. 227-
5941. 223-6T47.
NIBBI Rattan furniture at
reasonable prices. Also Nibbi
furniture made to order. Call
227-0902. 628-7410


Sand also available.


pups. 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013
1 Bar-B-que grill $20
000. one larqe Avanti fridge -
$58 000. CaTI 646-5988, 226-
EARTH & reef sand.
excavating, 'grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contact 628-3840 or 644-7633.
WHITE WASH minimum
amount 45-galldrum $2 320
00 VAT inc usive. Friendship
Oxygen Limited. Phone 266-
27 .6
1 700 GALS steel tank, 1
female mixed :pup, (quality)
fully vaccinated and
dewormed, 1,10-ton scrap
truck TL. Tel. # 220-6879.
1 MID Range speaker
box, 2 12" eminences, 4
bullet tweeters, 2 10"
horns, well covered. Call
PITBULL puppies 8 wks
old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Contact Navin. 29
Pouderoyen, WBD. 264-2524.
ONE Butclher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact 622-
4955. between 10 am and 5
pm or 220-6440. anytime
after 5 pm
ELECTRIC oven. (1 000 W
auto transformer), newt
pressure sorayer, sin le bed
/-p' ece dinette set. Tel 611-
of original spare parts for Lister
and Petter -r,.-,: Vario-us
models Call 0. 223-
1 LISTER Arc welder
280 Amp, 220v auxiliary
628-3245. 270-1709.
with combination and key
lock. Tel 223-6333 or 623-
Laptop computers.
Price S98 999. Contact
Simone 652-1175, 680-

S''LE 1i female a.
er i c c" s
Z t -'-N , d -

s es ." : .'ur No reason :e
e se- Pho!,e o 63-., h --

L E',' e",erato" d es'
cra',',ers k^nQ size mattress
v, ccce -" -': steeldesk
s-.,e -- o:;-;,:es :,23 50.' c an-

sa n.d 5L", 5550 hea',v :,
genera/or Tel. 616-6907
ONE flock of -.' Conta
Rakesh at 20 ,''''" Street.
Camcbeihille. Tel. 227-256 0.
opDosite Tennessee Night Club
RICE Mill No. 5 all
modern machinery full
electrical packing and" sealing
machine. No. 68 Corentyne.
Contact 338-4209/2319/2660.
LISTER Petter diesel
en ines, and generator 120 240
volts from 4 to 20 KVA. Lister
diesel welder 280 Amps 624-
burner gas stove (warranty
period). 'New Foam mattress -
(double). Bargains. Telephone
4MM ." -3/8" PLY
Board whole sale quantities.
Waheed's General Store. 113
Pike St., Kitty, G/town Tel
226-7585 Fax: 226-7586.
270-4030, 648-2686.
4 used Water Industrial
Pumps 2 inch Bore phase 3
50.60 HZ RPM 3480, HP 5,
Marathon Electric volls 208,
240. 460, $50,000 each.
1 DELL C521 Computer
AMD3200 '2.0 GHZ) 512MB
80GB 16X DVD-ROM. 17" flat
screen, new in box G$160
000. Tel. 233-2546, 623-
SMEAT trays 10S-7 1" x 5
:%" x t" $15 each, egg trays
from a $20 each. 3
compartment Styrofoam plates
$15 each. Tel. 225-1620.
months old. dewormed and
vaccinated $20 000. Call
Beverley 225-0891, 227-5750.
.COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000, Quickbooks
Accounting 2007, Point-of-Sale,
Office 07, CoralDraw 13, Photo -
Shop 10. Construction Designing,
AutoCAD 06. language translator,
Spanish, typing, PDF writer.
Cricket 07, Games and more. Call
Anthony 227-8010, 625-7090.
HONDA Pressure washers
1 Stihl Brush Cutter. 1
Lawnmower, 1 mitre saw, 1 air
compressor, 1 2 1" Plainer, 1
Yamaha 6000 generator. Call
128MB 333Mhz memory, 180GB
Hard Drive, Dual Layer DVD
Writer, Mid tower case transparent
side panel $140 000. Contact
# 628-1555.
STALL # 96 Stabroek
Market. Contact Gaitri 222-
3345 weekdays after 5 pm
or any time on weekend or
Shobha 0011-623-651-
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 wpeks old.
Vaccinated and dewormed.
German Shepherd and Labrador.
Very affordable prices.
Ruimzeight Gardens, WCD. Tel.
619-9853 or 269-0671 after 3 pm.
TENDER one (1) KVA Lister
generator, one (1) '10 KVA Lister
generator, one (1) Detroit'diesel
50 KVA generator. one (1) Suzuki
Vitara (6s it is). 18 25 Eccles
Industrial Site, Eccles. EBD.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80
GB hard drive, 256 MB RAM,
128 MB Video Card, 56 K Fax
modem, keyboard, mouse
s eakers, monitor. DVD-ROM &
or CD Burner, floppy drive. Carl
PENTIUM IV. .7'3h-
a, hard drive. 512 -. .
CO Drom drive Del' C.r',
240. in excellent c
CPU only perfect for business
application ATX Slim form
factor tower. Contact 627-8832.
1 400 GRAM capacity
electronic scale vweigqhts 02+ or
oz or dwts. Works with battery or
-e.,!r,:, inches pressure
all most new. 1
rubberised pooling 24 x 18. 1 -
6 inches Brazilian gravel pump
everything except housing, 2 full
lengths 3 inches PVC pressure
pipes. 7 lengths 6 inches PVC
pipes. Call 684-3251.

6.'162007. 11 01 PM


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t !, C0EIl tier
e:.z- 3 r Bels & Gasset;
", -240 O 40 Amp

ZZR 250cc L--. : .
Nina 500. 97 Model. from
.Can'ada Contact numbers
,59-0487. 666-9816. 622
"4- ., ,-
MANUAL .r- .h-
machines rower., 's.o ac
purpose peddle sewinQ
machine on stand s. it
esk monitor keyboard. f
Contact Shameeza 227-

AMD 4000 (2.1 Ghz)Y GB
Memory 250 GB 48X CDRW'V
DVD 20" widescreen flat
screen G$210 000 Tel. 689-
ONE wooden boat for
sale size 55 length,
width 10'. depth 6'
No broken ribs. one year,
old Ec -ii- i condi ion.
No. C '. .-. 662-5743.
En ine Model Yamaha 40
turtle back, also 1 music
crossover model, sound
barrier 2/3/4 way stereo!
mono. Both items in perfect
condition. Price ne otiable.
Contact 626-2277, 645-6891,
AIR conditioning 2(AC)
Units- 10000 BTU -2400
BTU, AC spares fan motors &
blades. blower wheels
compressors, portableAC unit
9 000 BT, refrigeration
vacuum pump. ice machine.
Call Curtis 627-6143. 683-



Length 120 Ft

X Width 20 Ft
Engine completely
overhauled in Jan. 2007
1 5-ton Crane included

ONE complete music
set with 8 bottoms 18"
Fane speakers. 6 upright
tops with 15" double
speakers, 4 44T Drive
norns, 6 Q05C amplifiers.
eqalisers, crossovers
LNumark). 1 32 amps
Turn-up transformer 6-
100 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18"
x 15omp complete with
wires. disco lights,
fogging machine. One
Nissan 4x 4 complete
with bed liner, search
l amps and winch. Call
263-7305 or 618-8996.
3 Pairs large Globe
Glass Light used
complete S10,000 per
spaer s. I new Auto
r, SControl Box
IES imput 120
VAC -5 Amplls, over
rom0wsb.m u'in 600 watts
output VDC- Ingersoll
Ranl d. Music set consist
of 4 Base Boxes, 15 inch
Speakers 3 Mid Range
Box. 2 T'eeters. 2 JV C
double deck Tape. 1- Mixer.
Disc CD player. 1- Pioneer
amp 260 watts all for
15 5.000 2- pairs
Mercedes Benz Ree -View
Mirror, powered -S30' Q8
aer air. New Bedrd
S12.000. one comp-ete
Internet System withjots
of spares S250.000. 100
pieces new Cellular p1tbne
accessories all for
$155.000 641-2284. w'



SUNDAYCHRONIOLkE JUWNE.,-fi 007 .n.,,, -

FLUFFY pups vaccinated
and dewormed foreign breed
Call 222-7516.
Everythin must o. Also
araQe safe. Tel. 225-8361,
50_-360. 8 am 6 pm daily
H remote, excellent condition
- 1 .5M negotiable. 223-9709,
18" mag wheel with tyres. 2
sets, one chrome and one
aluminum, five holes, fits, Ford.
Benz. Toyota. Cherokee $150
000 each set 647-3000. 225-
YAMAHA Virgo 150c
motorcycle, lust imported into
country, not registered, will
re sister at no cost to buyer -
$190 000. Phone 647-3000.
MUSIC carts, two pieces.
equipped with amplifiers. CD
players, equalizers, two 12"
speakers, qlass case, 17-plate
battery S90 000 each. Phone
225-2503. 647-3000.
MITSUBISHI 64" projection
TV needs minor work $200
000. HARRIS Communication
equipped components for TV
Station, FM Station. etc.. 30
pcs. Total bought from American
embassy. All $500 000.
BACK Hoe front and back
buckets also transmission,
excavator track pins large
quantity, 22 RB dragline left
and right winches complete
with small quantity of steel
rope, excavator hydraulic
pumps, good condition, and
loses wilh box attachments.
All used. but in good
condition. Reasonably
... I Call 645-3479, 225-

i T-Shirts i; Men
S-- ,, TConnection Shirt $
500. Ral-h Lauren T-Shirt -
$6 000, Rahlph auren Shilrt
(Long & Shdrt Sleeve' $6
t00," L.adies li.,i Fit Gap
Shirt S3 *.' Please
contact Sabeta -- Cell 619.

ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting plan 8. 500 watts
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
AMPLIFIER CD Deck. mixer
tape deck. equaliser horn. freezer
Nissan Caravan. 220-7252.
ONE 15 cubic feet Fnrigidaire
freezer (almost new), 110 volts
Ideal for business S95 000
O.N 0. Call 266-0688. 690-9646.
HALIN 5000 watts silent
diesel generator. key start, on
wheels, in case, need coil, sold
as is $90 000. Tel. 225-4631.

2 M

Wisws 05, 08, ME,
2000, XP, Vista
MS fice 97,2000, XP,2003, 2007
Nwpln 10, Mc Afe 2007 Altivfrs
Quillbmits 2007, Peactlgee 2005
Adobe tPholsop 3, allteretfls 7
Coel Dpraw 13
W/ipg Ars, Emat 2007
Kids & alts Edu tioo
Games & lols, lots mr

Also tve youprca e imp extpertly
sericd at yupr home or fftfc
GiMois eCOitUPes (DaZe11)

231-750r, 020-8911


ONE (11 Tnvc

PRTLAND emeri T. sale. Contact Janei
1. manufactured by C.Ei it-
Puerto Rico. USA i ONE Toyota ITp
Cement i"? r"' t-He i,.. r, I PKK-series. Call 2
sky scrape. ,- i :. the Twin
Tower was '*- 11-,i '0 225- 1 MOTOR ca
1994, 225-: .- Netram & ladies. Call 617-1
,n.-i 623-.7029. 683-9051
S. 2515. for price and ONE Toyel ot
ii I 50. TelT 623-
COMPUTER F .... 17
from $2 00 (t vi 1 AE 81 Coro
Coral Draw 13. 07 Antiviruri ren otiable Tei.
Auto CAD 06 Peachtree and
Qui kbooks c7, .. ,,,, ;,,,, MARINO $66
DacFasy ard C,. .. ..i 170 $850 000.
Poini-oF-Sale. ,... i F
S.-truction software. ONE Can ry
I en Maths & E- -8435 ,;900 0
LanouaGe tr ...2... .225-5o,82
Spauisn. games and more MF 520 Com1
Call Anthoin 7-801 Com
625- 790. spare parts Tel 2
SALE! SALE! SALE 1 Five. 340
head Robinsonr Moulder. 1 4 1 KAWASAK
iradies 5-head Moulder. 1 4- 440cc for sale $
heai r 'I- Vioulder. 1 -- 268-226,1.
24 7,, 1, i ... saws, joiner
and -iiri' r sharpeners. cross
cut '1. '1 arm saw, square
blocks. round blocks, slotted
knives, I ...I S 1.1 -
e tc Tel . ,, "
684-5 115.
in 1 'r l Water Purnmp
Oil _. 1 1. 1 .- I, : for C hillet
Pressure WAashier Ice i l
rn'achine etc. Pr'ip 1 ip'. 11
& Gasselt. i '
Ap i1009 3 '
2 a nd a h a lf r .:I L- " -. . .- ,
- S225.000. 2 new Elect,,:c I
Motors Indiustrial. Bald oR I 'iI
volt, 208-230-460. RPM I
34,180 .50/60 HZ, Anp 13 2
3 phase 5HP $75.00( iFo d \
Q. l Enr e Electric volts
4 460 Hz 50/60. 'rei
RPM-- 1455. HP75 phase Wrc
3 Amp $90.000. 4
used Water Indusitral needs en
o[im'-- 2 inch Bore 3 phase
.: .. 60 _$5o0,000 ea (
2 pressure Washer complete.
203 S rn wheels Nasone Price $45
S$70.000 each New
4 ali Nets co pl ete -S
2. e aci. 4 -21 2.84
226- 6325 227-1454 anylimte
624-1909. 114 Light & Fourth
Sts..Aiberttown. One Ford Cargo
2421 with Cumrmins Engine & MUST sell. n
dump. one Leyland Freight 1 USTds
16 D"ump Lorry. Generator in Ctlionilzed RZ -
stock. 5 KriA Lister 1-cyl 5 5 ,-.i-5007.
KVA Honda gas 1 cy 7 7 KVA TOYOTA Cl
Bridge Stratlon 1-cy; 15 \'A S ; 750 -
Lister 3-cyl.. 25 KVAlsu u 4- 2 i .
35 KVA Ford UK 4-cvl., 38 K\A NiS
Duetz 3 .cyl 78 !,VA Perk;ns o. Ni- t
cyl '-5 KVA Perkins 6-cvi -1 -o, t -r
KVA Kobota 4-cl, .7--5 KVA 'i.s. l-
Lisa. 150 KVA Dorman 6-cyi 2000 MO
300 Amp Duet- wider on Tac.:ra Tel 6
wheels Perkins engine 4203 6 Price neg
4236 6354-4-1004-1 00 203 T
rebuild parts available for C-, TO
Perkins engine spares node e So os tray. Toyoe
4108 .. 3154 .- 4203 4236 ,i' I 6 o2
4248 .. 6354 6354-4 1004 SERIES
1006 Phaser, one JCB power Roer, work
slide excavator with 6-cylhnder Tel Cal! No
Perk;ns engine. 660-3008

ita Starlet for
t on 686-1805.
>sum like new.
r suitable for
a Tundra, F
5534. 227-

lla $320 000
30 000, CASH.
SV 30, PEE
0 neg. Tel i

bine with new
.57-0055. 615-

.I Motorcycle
160 000 Barry

oew model front
$1 650 000 Tel.

haser GX 100
ita na M'bike
N B'2 good
,'. Contact
9218. 231-9140
DEL Tovota
10-3880. 612-
YOTA Tundra
ta Tacoma. 3 RZ
S. 111 Land
ng .condition.
. 622-6 'i59

ONE Nissan 910 Bluebird
working condition. Price -
S300 000. Tel. 645-7050, 223-
1 AE 91 SPRINTER. Fully
powered, EFI. excellent
condition. Call 652-4770 Price

ONE Austin Maestro 500
car. one Austin Maestro 500
one ton van. 266-5013
TOYOTA Tacoma. mint
condition, with lift kit 4-cylinder.
stick shift 33 x 12.5 wheels -
S1.7M. 220-2449, 225-8527.
PRICE to go fast!!! 1 AT 150
Toyota Carina. Good condition.
Michael 622-7590. 227-4118_.
1 NISSAN Wagon. working
condition. Price $325 000.
Terms can be arranged. Tel.
683-8013. 619-1047.
1 TOYOTA pick-rip, solid
def. manual 4x4. $1.2M, $1.1M.
neg Contact Rocky 225-1400/
621 -5902.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona.
Mags, full lights, AC, Tel. 654-
568 0.
TOYOTA Camry 4 x 4. PJJ
series, immaculate condition -
$2.7 million. Tel. 628-1900,
1989 ISUZU Trooper 11. PJJ
series. 4-wheel drive, automatic
- $700 000. 648-4777.
1 AT 192 CARINA, Fi
powered with mags, PJJ series.
Price S1 375 000 neg. Tel. 266-
2461. 625-6397.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4, perfect
condition, Panasonic Deck with
equaliser, etc. Tel. 218-3576 or
1 GREEN Toyota Tundra -
Limited, full customnised, never
registered. Tel. 663-1641. 227-
64 32.
1 SERIES 111 land Rover.
excellent working condition -
S1.6M neg. Contact 609-7208.
ONE Toyota Corona AT 170.
working FIB 1881. Tuschen New
Scheme. Ask for Big G. Call 612-


e. .

One 2x4 Toyota Pick up
Top notch condition, AC. etc.
ONLY $975,000.,

Lot 10- 0 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

"1 RZ MINIBUS mags.
music. BGG. Good working
condition $950 000. Can
218-4060. ... .
1 TOYOTA Tacoma. Extra
Cab GKK series in excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Call 218-3574.
1 RZ rninibus Long Base. 2
AE 91 Sprinter, stick gear. All in
excellent condition. Pione 268-
3953 612-5419.
excellent condition, 1 set RAV-4
rims. Contact Leonard 226-
9316. 227-1239. 617-1505.
1 CARINA 212 No. PKK
4074. 1 Suzuki Vitara PKK
6207. Both fully loaded. mags.
hardly used. Tel. # 227-8062.
ONE AT 192 Carina. PJJ.
AC. music, mags, excellent
condition. One owner. Must go.
Tel. 662-1156. 655-7839. 259-
ONE 10-ton (TLi 500
Bedford dumo truck. 19 feet
trav. Tei No. 611-6696. 621-
1 AE 91 Sprinter -
automatic, fully powver- $ S725
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 AE 100 CERES. PHH series
automatic. fully powered, CD
player Price $1M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 621-5902.
1 AT 170 CARINA- privatee).
automatic, fully powered. AC.
-. ins. immaculate condition
000 Contact Rocky -
225-1400. 621-5902

I CAM CAI C m -- --- - - M

1 TOYOTA Extra Cab, V6
manual, mag rims. crash bar:
AC S2.2M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 AT 150 CARINA -
(private). manual, fully
powered. Price $425 000,
Contact_- 225-1400, 621-5902.
TOYOTA AE 100 Wagon -
PKK 4121,HA 9854. Contact
Bryan 227-7724. 225-3762,
621-7371. 660-0219.
1 TOYOTA AE 81 Corolla -
private, manual. Price $375
00. Needs minor body work.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
TOYOTA Hiace minibus.
mag rims, diesel 3L engine.
15-seater. never registered -
S2.1M Contact Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0245. 628-4179.
1 AA 60 Carina, ?- -. I
wheel drive, manual, i,,
powered, executive $550
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
.',ir;E Toyota AT 170 Carina
.,1 powered. a utomatic.
music maq rim. AC. etc. Tel.
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma.
access doors. Extended Cab.
2003 "Toyota Tundra. fully
loaded. 619-0063. 643-9891'.
MAZDA 616 Yellow car in
good condition. Price
..a. -r-l Phone 444-3335.
S i 'i '. hrs.19:00 21:00
GX 71 Toyota Mark II.
Good working ,g 'i ,
fully powered. :i '-'.. ""
negotiable. Cor.', I1
AT 170 Carina. 17" rims,
- AGE. 20 valve engine
Pioneer music '.-.m crystal
rights. Cortiaci '. 4 10.
SUNNY 815 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never r-q-tt-red -
,.2.3M. Call 225-_ t11.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4. in
excellent condition with all
bars. 1 Nissan 4 x 4. Nissan
Caravan. Tel. 225-8802. 629-
Corona excellent
condition, map rims. fo1
i n .:.,l:-' Price
,,, r... ;.r, -. u2--0322.
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered.
excellent condition. Tel.
D 21 Pick up. AA 60 Carina.
EP 71 Starlet. KE 70 Corolla.
AT 170 Carina, AC. CD. EFI.
spoiler. 648-9292. 229-7018 -
excellent condition, mags.
music. etc. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Contact
Navin 220-9818,. 584-0962.
AT 192 CARINA Motor car.
Hilux Surf 4 x 4 encloses CAB.
Excellent condition. Contact
Fazai Bacchus, Tuschen New
Housing Scheme. EBE. Tel.
720 NISSAN 224 engine
andt gearbox. power box. front
and back differential. etc. Also
1 GMC Tow truck. Bedford
Dump truck. Call Richard 609-
7675. 233-2614.
1 TOYOTA L-Touring
wagon, automatic, fully
oowered. a/c, ma rims. alarm.
remote start. CD pTayer, flare kit.
PKK series. Price $1 750 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
5902. ,.............
RECENT Shipment -
Tovota Soluna 2000- 1.4M.
Honda Fit SUV 2002 $1 8M.
Tcvota Coronaa GLI S1 OM.
Ho'nd C .1.4M. Honda
C:,. S r larch 4
S: Honda"
1 6M. WLancer $1.1M. Lancer
2002 S1. 6M. Mercedes 2000
S2.5M. All vehicles came with
leather interior. CD player.
changer. low mileage, alarm
systems. alloy wheels etc.
Prices are negotiable and
quoted on the wharf! Let us
order vehicles directly from
Japan and Sinoapore and save
you money Contact Fazela
Auto Sales 276-0245. 628-






TEL 226 5546 OR 226 "51

1 GJJ Leyland Daf double
axle truck with hyhab. dump 20-
cd. Tray. Price neg. Calt 640-
1 TOYOTA RZ Lone Base.
PJJ Series. EFI. cat eve TV. DVD.
mags, music. Price S1 8M'
Contact Rocky 225-1400 6621-
190 Mercedes Benz. Limited
Edition. 2 6, 6-cvlinder,
automatic, fully 2 owerd. sun
roof, custom interior work. full skirt
package. CD olayer. and more.
rice $1 275 1000. Tel. 225-
2 TOYOTA Hilux Surfs 4 x
4. 5-door. fully powered, AC.
mags. crash bar. roof rack, spoiler,
flair. CD. etc. S2.3M and $2.1M.
in immaculate condition. Call
276-0313. 626-1141 Shahab.
3912. Tel: 624-5707 or_277-3285
ONE Tovot Irpsurn like new.
PKK series 'Call 222-2107.


ri,' I,,, 5, ,i,,il d
DVD sound system, 4 'cre-ns, rdual
AC, lots more. Best offer occepied

While, V8, fully powered,
OVO found sstem, riarm, lots mote.
S3M ,orbest offer ocel tei.

6 Cylinder, fully powred.olorm,
CD Iployei, box. .5iM or Best.
offeL ocepted.

= 1- I -I i.r7 nit ol Mlr

o buyer 4-cylirde, power steering
Needs SOm work .' jt
$950,000 firm
CALL: 225-4.633-1.
Or check out 68
Rtobb Stroet
NISSAN Sunny B12. good
working condition. Contact
Number 613-0897.
GOLD Tundra V8, 2 x 4. 2003
CD player. immaculate .',- 'i..,.
- $4.5M neg. Tel 655-' :
1 TOYOTA enclosed truck
with 14' tray,. Price S1.6M. 258-
06!19 650-2390. 613-2818
1- SV 30 C'"r''r -itornatic.
alc. tnag rims : .''. a.'.' Con
Rocky 225-14001621-5902.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
'i6-.37'36 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused
excellent ...i..,,'. 2 AT 192
Carina F-Fr ), powered
Tel. 222- ., .- *.3821.
AA 60 CARINA. Prnce $200
000: one RT 100 gear box S20
000. Phone 444-2461 or 622-
6387 -. Cell).
ONE Toyota Hiace Super
Custorn iT.,-':- ,. private.
mags : I* -.'. "i condition.
Tel. 220-1574. 621-9101.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in excellent
,working condition, needs body work
Stape deck. AC etc. Tel. 617-
AT 192-S1 150000. RAV-4 -
PJJ series, mags, roof rack. etc -
S2. 6M. Clean. Unique Auto
Sales 227-3551, 647-0856
ONE AE 91 Toyota Corolla
motor car. fully powered.
automatic, excellent condition.
Tel. 220-1574. 621-9101.
AT 192 $1.3M. AT 212 -
S I6M 1 .:,.. L.ancer S1.6M.
RAV-4 .. Unique Auto
Sales -- 647-0856.
AT 192 S1.3M. G-Tounng
Wagon 17" rims, roof rack. etc -
$1. M. RAV-4 $2.6M Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551. 647-
ONE Long Base Toyota RZ.
complete flair uo. recently
sprayed over, excellent condition
$1 350 000. Tel. 220-4103. 616-
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3 doors.
good condition, CD/Tape player.
bubble tray. dual air bag, mag
rims. etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
MAGS. TEL. 612-6323. 228-
ONE 2690 KG Dyna canter
enclosed. GHH series, in good
working condition hardly used
Tel 229-2379 i642-57,0619-
Nissan B13 Sentra.
automatic, ful'y -, ...-
excellent condition F- .. .
000 Contact Rocky 225-1400;1

I -Ilm-1

1 L-TOURING wacon
PKK Senes. fully powered. a
c. mag nms. manual.. $1.4M
Contact Rocky 225-1400
Con, %,L-Nissan Pulsar
auton,,~'b,_ 2-door.
Price _S12k Cbn v Powered

1 TOYOTA 4 Extra
Cab diesel engine. n,.aruaT
crash. AC. mag rnms. Price
$2.2M. Contact Rocky 225-,
1400, 621-5902.



2 Toyota in Minibus Buses
(arberator & EF

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel 225-9700
1 TOYOTA Camry. L H.D.
manual. fully powered, a/c,
sunroof. Price $S50 0000
Contact Rocky 225-1400,;
1 NISSAN Cefiro. 2002
model, automatic. full\
powered, nickel mrag rims. PJJ
series. 1 owner. $3.3M
Conrlact Rocky 225-1400.
I TOYOTA Carnrv. back
wheel,. manual mai rims. a'
c. CD player. ..-. u.
condition. Price '
Contact 225-1400!62 1-5002.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
(3Y) automatic, fully powered,
a0/c. maq rims. alahi, remote
start SZf3M C-3M." -Rocky-
225 -14)00621.
580 C HYMAC with
swamp tract 10 tons I3) wheel
roller. 3 tons vibrating' roller
All in Qood working (oircdti(ons
Call 623-3404. 222-6708
Just arrived a new a shipment of
SI;, ,, i....-.. IRZ Toyola gear box
. u- I iear rhesel qear box
'269. 2637 6.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina, 1 SV 40 Camry.
AE 91 C ,,...ii, ""' ..... Owner
leaving .. i- . 1i 64:5-
6288, -' prices




IToyota lDiesel 1 /on

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

1 AT 150 CONE (1)
Leyland Daf: Single Axle
d mp truck 14.5 cubic yard
(10 tons). Excellent condition
$4 T,.ii.,-, Tel. # 226-5588.
614-7:6..: 621-2880
TOYOTA Ceres -Sl 1
000. AE 91 automatic J,
powered $650 000. AT 212 -
$1 650 000. Hilux Surf. Parado
15 000 Km. SV32 Vista -
$1.1M. SV40 Camry.2AT 170
Coronas S900 000. 950
000. 218-1014. 618-7483.
purchasing a vehicle' Carl
source .corn-procurer!/
consultant of Japanese
vehicles We have the
cheapest rates and the b"es
service Tel. 655-5555




1 JEEP Wrangler. Newly
painted, new tyres, only 27 000
Km Really attractive, fun and
strong. Tons of original Jeep
accessories. Tel. # 223-517g,
DAVID .uto Sales. We
D AVD fused vehicles
uy 238SSouth Rd. &
Alexander St. AT 170
Carina & Corolla AE 100
Sprinter & Corolla, AT 192
Carina, 212 Carina,
Mitsubishi Lancer, Long and
Short base minibus. 227-
1845 Mon. Fri.. 229-



Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
Series $ 1 150 000 neg., 1 AT
170 Corona. PGG Series, 45
engine $950 000 neg. Call
222-2640.. 613-8221.
BMW 528. fully equipped
good condition $650000;
Mercedes 190E. Sunroof.
Excellent condition. $1 100
000. 225-1060. Leave
1 HONDA CRV JeepDark
Blue. PKK series, W/ CD, AC,
etc. 4 20" mag rims (nickel).
W/6 lugs. Tel. 231-0336. 625-

minibuses, EFI, mags, music,
2 carburetors and EFI, late
BHH Series. Contact Dhannie
1 NEW Model Hilux Surf
4 doors with TV, sun roof,
very big music remote start,
etc. Call 226-2366, 615-
151.8. Going cheap ..
EXCELLENT condition
Silver AT 170 Corona PGG
series, fully powered, EFI
Pioneer, remote CD deck, AC,
fog tamp. Chrome. mags,
spoiler, stick gear $950 000.
625-2212. 6-854948.
1 BMW 535 Series, 4-door
Saloon, 1 Black Mitsubishi
Lancer flair kit, mags wheel
low Profile tyres, music, 1
Frontier Extra Cab pick up,
2001, 1 Toyota 212, beautiful
vehicle, mags. music, alarm,
fully loaded. Contact 623-
3400. 231-3837.
WE have for sale and
rental, boats, car, 4x4s trucks,
motorcycles, tractors.
combines, backhoes, etc. Go
to to view
photos of all vehicles. We help
you to rent and sell your
vehicles, commission free. For
more information, please
contact Tel. # 225-9695 223-
8199. 333-6763, 621-8271.
Toyota Corola NZE 121,
AE110. EE 103. Honda Civic
EK3 & ES1. Toyota Hilux
Extra Cab LN 172, LN 170.
RZN 174. Toyota Hilux Double
Cab- YN 10T. LN 107, LN 165.
4 x 4, RZN 167. RZN 169,
Toyota Hilux Single Cab -
LNr 106. Toyota Hilux Surf -
RZN 185 YN 130, KZN 185,
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FE6387EV. Toyota Carina -
AT 192. AT 212, Toyota
Marino AE 100. Toyota Vista
AZV 50. Honda CRV R01.
Toyota RAV 4, ZCA 26. ACA
21 SXA 11, Toyota Mark
IPSUM SXM 15. Toyota Mark 2
GX 100, Lancer CK 2A Toyota
Corona Premio At 210,
Toyota Hiace Diesel KZH110,
Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer
SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-
Tourin Wagon AE 100
Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales 226 South Rd..
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953. 226-1973. 227-
3185. Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

ONE Toyota Ipsum like
new. PKK series. Call 222-
1- Chevy Siverado 4x4
enclosed 5 doors Power
Steering, Mag Rims. Foot Step.
automatic, excellent for interior
trips could acomodate 5 to 6
Drums of Diesel with other goods
inside- S1M neg. 1- Toyota Land
Crusier FJ 80 fully automatic 4x4
PJJ series 8M neg. mint
condition clean with all works
Leather Seats.1- Morris Marino
Car automatic never registered
excellent condition, 5 sweater
S850,000 neg. 1- Nissan Diesel
Cnter Vanette Mini Bus with A15
en ine good driving condition
GD S425.000 neg. 1- Nissan
Diesel Cnter Truck 3 ton, double
back wheel, sted tray. HP
5654CC engine FD6 needs
minor work $1.3M; 1- Honda
Motor Scooter CD 661 needs a
Carburator $80,000 neg; 1-
Riding Yamaha Ladies 80
Motor Cycle CE 3362 $ 80.000
neg 1- Toyota Corona Wagon KT
147 PDD 4412 in driving condition
$ 425,000. Onwer migrating must
sell best offer accepted. Tel: 614-
624-0762. A NAME AND


Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdom
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

WAITRESSES. Call tel. #
220-7846 or 220-5951.
1 MAID age 45 50.
Call 231-2977 ask for Bibi
1 MAID. Apply 172 Eastfield
Drive, Nandy Park, EB Dem.
PORTERS Drivers.
Salesclerk. Tel. 227-6122, 225-
YOUNG talented singers for
Indian & English music. Tel.
WAITRESS to work at
Golden Pond Restaurant. 50
Robb & Albert Sts.
URGENTLY one (1) general
Domestic, one (1) Waiter. Call 227-
CALL 233-5264.
SALESGIRLS to sell in
restaurant and bar in G/town.
Call 227-3674 or 622-2442.
ONE Maid age 25 35
years.Contact Angie 223-
7429.Attractive Wages.
land at Friendship Land of
Canaan. East Bank Demerara.
DISPATCHER & Drivers to
work in Taxi Service. Tel.
225-5075, 225-7364.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic. 35
- 45 yrs. Preferably from
country area. Tel. 226-4756.

ONE oxygen cylinder. Contact
Sandra 226-3284. 616-8280
urgently to work in bar kcan live-
in), attractive salary. Contact 259-
experienced spindie Turners
earn as much as $50 000 weekly.
Job work. 663-8215.
PORTERS. Must know to
read and write. Apply to: The
Manager Kei-Shar's 5 Camp St ,
ONE General live-in
Domestic. Call 233-2728. 622-
5794, 640-0661.

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buying the dream house,
selling, renting or repairing
your property? Then the
place to call is Ruquas Real
Estate Development for
your ultimate needs. We will
advertise your property for
free. Contact us one 592-
226-2803. Email us on

MALE or female age 40 -
50 yrs' Caretaker, East Bank
Demerara. Must be interested in
Gardening. Information 226-
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Woods moves into

title hunt with 69

at Oakmont

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

OAKIMONT. Pennsylvania
(Reuters) Twice champion
Tiger Woods achieved his pri-
mary objective in the U.S.
Open third round yesterday
with an immaculate display
from tee to green.
The world number one
reached 17 of 18 greens in regula-
tion on the way to a one-under-par
69 at Oakmont Country Club to
climb ominously into contention
for his 13th major title.


"I didn't drop a shot today
until 18, and that's ultimately
what you want to have happen
in the U.S. Open," Woods told
reporters after finishing a stroke
off the early lead on four-over
"You have to grind it out
and I put myself into position
to have a lot of pars today.
which is good. Pars are never
going to hurt you.
"I feel like I controlled
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SUNDAY CHN.oWiWLt June' i 2007


Twenty20 overkill could w

affect players: Ponting i

By Jamie Alter

WITH the Twenty20 World
Cup round the corner, Ricky
Ponting offered a tempered
endorsement today of
cricket's newest format, say-
ing while the money gener-
ated from this format is ben-
eficial to the game, there is
a danger of overkill affecting
the players.
"I've never been a big fan of
Twenty20 cricket, but I gather
that there's a lot of interest and
money in this version of the
game," Ponting said, "and we
need money for the growth and
development of the game. That
said, the international calendar
is packed these days and on top
of that Twenty20 cricket won't
do much for the players." He
was in Bangalore as part of a
sponsored event for schoolchil-
The Twenty20 World Cup
will be held in September in
South Africa, and Ponting's
Australia will be heavily
favoured to add to the one-day
championship they retained in
This format of the game
has gained popularity since
its international debut in
2005, when New Zealand
hosted Australia. That win
included, Australia have won
three of the five Twenty20s
they've played.
With a fairly lukewarm re-
action to the recent Afro-Asia
Cup. critics have been quick to
say that there's little to sepa-
rate such games and the hun-
dreds of charity, exhibition and
benefit games thai are played

around the world. Ponting didn't
pick sides to the debate but
agreed that perhaps the sched-
uling of such events should be
"They have all got their
place, I suppose. I was having
a chat with Rahul Dravid re-
cently and he told me that this
probably wasn't the best time
to organise such a series. It's the
off-season for some teams and
the weather's pretty hot. Even
the scheduling of India's tour to
Bangladesh wasn't the best; you
had a Test match washed out
We in Australia are fol-
lowing the policy of rotation
and resting the players to
save them from fatigue and
It was more than rotation
and rest, of course, that helped
Australia to their third consecu-
tive World Cup title in the Car-
ibbean. Australia had lost five
one-day internationals in a row
leading into the tournament but
turned things around when it
came to the crunch. Ponting
credited this to a strong core
group and belief.
"It was important that I
sat down with all the players
and had a discussion with
them. In New Zealand, we
played good cricket despite
the fact that we were missing
five or six of our main play-
And in the World Cup our
confidence got going after some
1ood results in the initial games.
especially after we notched up
that victory in the big game
against South Africa."
The team is now in the

hands of Tim Nielsen, who suc-
ceeded John Buchanan as coach.
"He's a respected man", Ponting
said of Nielsen. "and he's done
some very good work down at
the Commonwealth Bank Cen-
tre of Excellence at Brisbane.
The players and I are ex-
cited to work with him. It
should be a good relation-
Ponting was in Bangalore
earlier last week as a guest of
ING-Vysya to provide tips to
350 schoolchildren. He arrived
on the dais to thunderous ap-
plause from the children, clad in
white, and a few doting moth-

The kids are thrilled at the
session with Ricky Ponting
Bangalore, last Tuesday. (Yahc

Vaughan labels Botham an 'ins

ENGLAND captain Michael
Vaughan has labelled Ian
Botham an "inspiration" fol-
lowing the news that the 51-
year-old has been awarded a
The former England all-

rounder, who has raised more
than 10m for leukaemia chari-
ties, was named in the Queen's
Birthday Honours list.
"lan was the inspiration for
an entire generation of young
cricketers growing up in the
1980s," said Vaughan.
"But Ian's achievements
go far beyond cricket and this

is richly deserved."
Botham. who played 102
Tests for England, has raised
the vast sum of money mainly
through long-distance walks.
And Vaughan added: "With
the h Ip of his family and
friends, he has devoted an enor-
mous amount of time and en-
ergy to helping those less for-
tunate than himself.
"1 know that he will take
great pride in this."
Former England captain
Graham Gooch told BBC Five
Live: "He's been called a lot of
things down thile ears but 1
think Beefy will suffice.
"It's a well deserved
honour. He's been England's
foremost cricketer of the past
30 years and he's put in all
that hard work and all those
miles for a fantastic cause.
"He's been the people's
champion for cricket and I am
sure he will be celebrating. He
was a cricketer who put bums
on seats.
"The players in the dress-
ing room didn't watch every
minute of play but when Beefy
was batting everyone went out
to watch because there would
always be something happening
when he had a bat in his hand."

And West Indies legend
Sir Viv Richards, a good
friend to Botham and godfa-
ther to his son Liam, told Test
Match Special: "I'm so ex-
cited for him. He's come such
a long way.
"1 liked him the first time I
met him playing at Somerset.
lan was supposed to be the fast
bowler and all-rounder and I was
the West Indies batsman ever -
one had high hopes for.
"I zot out first ball while lan
hit a hundred and when I bow led
1 took 5-23. The roles soon re-
\ ersed.
"Beefy came up afterwards
and made me feel welcome. It
was like 1 had known the gu\
for \ears. He's a wonderful hu-
man being."
David Collier. the chiel \-
ecutive ot the England and \Vale',
Cricket Board. added: "On be-
half of the ECB and cricket
throughout England and Wales
we send our warmest congratu-
lations to lan on this great
-Ian's contribution to
both the game of cricket and
his charitable works has been
truly inspirational.
"He joins a very select
band.of cricketers whofi-have-

After fielding a volley of
questions from the enthusiastic
emcee including a 'rapid-fire'
round where he was as quick
with his witty responses as he
is on the pull and the media,
Ponting spent close to two
hours with the children in the
nets and off the ground. Ponting
batted against them, turned his
arm over a couple times and the
children were seen listening with
rapt attention to his batting tips.
Talking to these aspir-
ants, Ponting said: "They are
the stars of tomorrow and
I'm happy to see love for
cricket among these chil-
dren." Cricinfo)

prospect of having a net







From back page)
w'as an artful display from a
ery intelligent bowler, cut-
ing one back into the left-
bander after testing him with
away-swingers. but it demon-
trated just how bereft of ex-
perience, and skill, West
ndies' top-order is.
Runako Morton briefly
threatened with several bossy
rives but. as he has failed to
o all series, lost his concentra-
on. The top four blown away.
Vest Indies were again relying
n Chanderpaul and Bravo to
ig them out of another sizeable
ole. The two most technically
dept of their top six remained
characteristically calm, the
former driving and cutting a
wayward Harmison while
Bravo nudged, nurdled and
campered quick singles.
Chanderpaul was given a
et-off, however, when on 9 he
dged Hoggard to lan Bell's
right at third slip. It was a
ricky, but not impossible
hance, the type England
would have snaffled two
'ears ago with ease and fur-
her evidence, should any be
needed, that this is a team
very much in a phase of re-
Talking of such things,
Bravo is as instrumental to the
cjuvenation of West Indies
ricket as anyone. Though al-
ways keen to demonstrate his

WEST INDIES 1st innings
D. Ganga c Cook b Sidebottom 0
C. Gayle Ibw b Hoggard 28
D. Smith b Sidebottom 4
R. Morton c Sidebottom
b Harmison 6
S. Chanderpaul not out 44
D. Bravo not out 43

Bravo halt...
multi d tmmensions bowlini,
fielding and even koino wicket
- batting is his primary' sItIih
and today his nature\ sill shone
through. Whereas West Indies'
top four struggled to the swinh.
ing delivery almost appearine
to give up hope of laying bas n
it Bravo played back and
across, nudging singles to the leg
side and rotating the strike with
Chanderpaul. And when En-
gland dropped it short. as
Harmison and Sidebottom both
did. they were clinically dis-
Chanderpaul was his usual
resourceful self punishing any-
thing short and wide and sliding
anonymously past 7 000 Test
runs, becoming only the seventh
West Indian to do so.
He really ought to be spon-
sored by a spade manufacturer.
such is the frequency with
which he digs his side out, and
lie has done it again today.
Bad light forced the players
off an hour after tea. before the
rain put paid to any hope of
playing in the late Durham sun-
shine and a familiar gloom envel-
oped the ground.
Chanderpaul and Bravo,
inevitably, hold the key for
West Indies and the forecast
for tomorrow is encourag-
ingly bright. However, as En-
gland well know, not a lot else
lies beyond this pair.

Extras: (lb-6, nb-1) 7
Total: (four wkts) 132
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-32,3-34,4-55.
Bowling: Sidebottom 11-5-34-
2, Hoggard 15-4-35-1,
Harmison 10.4-0-46-1, Panesar
2-0-6-0, Collingwood 2-0-5-0

Amateur boxers seeking...
(From back page)

at an event organised in 2006. Khan has ensured that every two months a tournament
)O Sport) is held with sponsorship from the Private Sector. The sport
has also been introduced into twelve schools and this coming
p i ratio n September 50 schools across the country will each receive a
3U pi r a n punching bag.
Another prized initiative of GABA is the establishment of the
been knighted and he fully de- first Amateur Boxing Academy in the Caribbean which is housed at
serves this wonderful honour." the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.
Botham's former The Academy is being managed by National boxing coach Carl
Somerset and England team- Franklin and his assistant is Evan Panris.
mate Vic Marks said: "If you "Since the opening of the academy it has been very active in
spoke to his contemporaries, the afternoons with children from the schools and surrounding corn-
people he played with and Inunities." Khan stated.
against, you won't hear a With the championships three days away from the opening hell
word against him as he the chances of Guyana participating seem remote unless the neces-
played the game well and you sary financial support is obtained.
respected him as an oppo- In Khan's words, "Failing to support amateur boxing will
nent." (BBC Sport) cause it to die slowly".


INDIA captain Rahul Dravid
has warned that the team
could suffer for not having a
full-time coach on their tour
of Ireland. Scotland and En-
l :irmer captain Chandu
Borde. 72. ill manage the team
with help from coaches Robin
Sinch and Venkatesh Prasad af-
ter Graham Ford turned down
the job.
"A coach or cricket manager
can make a difference in the
team's preparation.
"A captain cannot give in-
dividual personalised atten-
tion to all 15 of the team.
Coaches do tht,"- aid Di-avid.

"It's about preparing a
team before and after matches
in terms of looking at the whole
picture, giving an outside view
and taking the pressure off you
in off-field activities.
"I am sure this is a short-
term measure and I am sure
they will find someone who will
do the role."
India leave for Ireland early
on Wednesday to play a three-
match one-day series against
South Africa and one match
against the hosts.
They then play Pakistan
in a charity one-dayer in .
Glasgow before travellingtto'
England in July for three

Tests and seven one-dayers.
(BBC Sport)



une 17, 2007 'z

F-r- -3Esr E

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In loving memory of
Hemraj Persaud aka Ravi
of Lot 183 Church Street, Annandale
North, East Coast Demerara,
who died on June 16, 2005.
June comes with deep regret for us
It is a month we will never forget.
But we know you will always live
on in our thoughts and memory.
Inserted by his mom, brothers, sister,
TTL fiancee, and other relatives and friends.>,

r In loving & Cherished Memory of
Betram Beresford Cappell .:".
Who departed this lIfe on May 13, 2006.
I. M or- at in ,,rf I l ,,lit' e.sacrifice,willbef' ri ..
in ourheark
,i -Andthough we cannot see yo,
You are always by outside
N Our family chain is broken, you are
not here to laugh with us, tears flow
in silence when we think of you
GOD is in charge and he knowsbest, foi heassures us:
ii iota h ,' ,,' l n,,,, m, d ie h'i i hl,. F L I b I.e; ,n
H, h l,,, .uJghI ,1 i e ,i7 e ,h-i
Sadly missed by his parents Mr. Edward Cappell & Mrs Norma appeall. .
sislers, brothers, children. grandchildren, other relatives & friends

1 in loving memory of
who departed this life
on June 16, 1997.
Wr hank God for ihe joy. ,i ojiri]
known you and (herish your niremruie.,
June (omes, with deep regret
A month we will never forget
Bui we all know Iha i s God t .ill
For in our hears you II always hb
Sleep on beloved Joyce
God only take lthe be;i

i --

Inserted by her loving husband, children Josh,
Julian. Jennifer & Ronald & other relatives and

..t il~

In loving memory of our beloved mother,
grandmother, sister, mother-in-law /
sister-in-law MAHADA1 BARRY a.k.a
LUCILLA of 57 Oronoque "
St., Bourda, who died on June 19, 2004 f''_

Three years have passed
since you were gone to rest
The day to always remember
Life moves on but your memory can never ever forget
God knows why He took you from us
But now no one can take your place momr
In life we loved you dearly, in death
you're still in our hearts 24 hours
It broke our heart to lose someone like you
Our love one is gone and forever will be remrr- .-j:

May Lord Shiva grant your
) soul eternal rest.
1 v -- We'love you mom

S -"' L1 MIE.llORL. 1 -...
In loving memory of our beloved husband, father
:,-Sunrise. July 23, 1955
Sunset: June 17, 2005
Dad many images come to mind A
Whenever I speak your name
It seems without you in my life
Things have never been the same
Dad, some days I hear your voice .
And turn to see your face:
Yet in my turnrng it seems
The sound has been erased

-' '~;i'

Ij:~~ L

who departed this
life on June 13, 2006.

Beautiful memories of you o
And the wonderful life you I
lived we continue to cherish
It takes only a few lines to
say how much we miss you
But it will take the rest of our lives to
forget the day we lost you

Sadly missed by your wife,
children, sisters, nieces, nephews
and all other relatives and friends.

In loving
wife and r

N M ---l- I

memory of my beloved
mom MRS. G.

Commercial teacher of 37
Meten-Meer-Zorg, W. C. D., who
passed away on June 18, 2003.

Four years since that unforgettable month of June
When our beloved one was called away
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still
In our hearts you hold a place
No one can fill
It broke our hearts to lose you -
But forever in our hearts we will always
love and '.iss you dearest mom r t
But God knows best when He called you hom. : rest
S1 rest i'! pecce our love one and may
,iu i- ':na grant you eternal rest
Deeply missed by her husband ,,., dr.
g andchildren. daughters-in-law, moi
brot- sisters-in-law, nieces, r '-ws,
I relatives and friend
^ __

.t fI. ..I .m H T I I t f.s

Sunrise 08th No.'ember, 1936'
Sunset 07th June 2007

Mrs. Gloria La Rose and family
Would like to sincerely THANK YOU for your (ondoleni
and Kind Support in acknowledgement of
The untimely passing Of a Dear and
Beloved Husband, Father Grandfather and Friend
S\\ a ;Ipprciate our ( onciirn
and Coiiilnrling w ordIs during
.,, ,i,,, 111 ori GRIEF


Jl ., i----" "' I

In loving and everlasting memory
i of our-dearest and beloved one
who departed this life on
June 18, 2006.
I It has been one year since God closed
His arms around you my dear daughter
And took you to be with him
He whispered to you "Come to me, my lovely
daughter and I will take away your pain' .
Your golden heart stopped beating
Your comforting hands at rest
I Little did we know that Sunday morning
That God was going to call you home
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the Same -
It broke our hearts0to lose you
As we look around us, there is
so much that reminds us of you
Those memories make us smile
To talk about you or just wish that
you were here with us
You left us peaceful memories and
though we cannot see you
You will always remain in our hearts.,_ -
Sleep on my daughter --
Sadly miss ', her mom, sisters. brothers.
aces, ne .nts, unces. sister-in-law.
, brothers-, ali other 'a;-,s and

Sunrise: 1925-08-29 Sunset: 2007-05-28


The wife, children and
relatives of the late HUGH
HARRIS would like to thank
all those who have
sympathized with them in
their time of bereavement.

Special thanks to the Prime Minister &
Government, Leader of the PNCR, Mayor & Town
Council of Linden, Lions Club of Upper Demerara
and all other organizations who sympathised and ,
paid tributes to the bereaved.

. Thanks for your support. .








C 161 C07. 94 -.'




S.America to ask FIFA to

reconsider altitude ban

By Daniel Desantis
ASUNCION, (Reuters) -
The South American Foot-
ball Confederation (CSF)
is to ask world soccer's
governing body FIFA to re-
consider a ban on interna-
tional matches being
played at high altitude.
"Our representatives will
ask for this ruling not to be ap-
plied until an exhaustive analy-
sis has been completed," CSF
general secretary Eduardo
Deluca told reporters after an
executive committee meeting on
Doctors from the Andean
countries say than can produce
evidence that playing at high al-
titude does not pose any risk to

the players.
Deluca said the CSF's
decision was unanimous,
even though Brazil and Ar-


gentina have often com-
plained bitterly in the past
about playing matches at

high altitude.
FIFA decided last month to
ban international games at more
than 2 500 metres above sea
The ruling affects mainly
Bolivia, who play in La Paz at
3 600 metres, and Ecuador,
who play at 2 800 metres in
Bolivia's only viable alter-
native would be the lowland
city of Santa Cruz while Ecua-
dor would have to play in the
tropical port of Guayaquil.
Ecuador, who had never
previously played at a World
Cup, qualified for the 2002 and
2006 tournaments thanks to
their record at Quito's
Atahualpa stadium where they
are unbeaten for almost six

Twelve matches carded for

today in MYL softball cricket-

IT IS expected that 12
matches will be played today
in the Muslim Youth League
(MYL)-sponsored Hack and
Sons 15-over softball cricket
competition on the West
Coast of Demerara at various
venues across the Coast.
At 09:00 h, Unstoppable
XI will meet with Rangers XI
at Meten-Meer-Zorg with
Mark and Hardeo in charge
while at Leonora Primary
School ground, Leonora Youths
will tackle Hurricane XI with
Lalta Persaud and Rano offici-
ating and at Groenveldt ground,
Young Warriors will challenge
La Jalousie Estate with Ganga
Persaud and Gavin Douglas call-
ing play.


In the other morning
match Tamil Tigers face off
with Bomblastic XI at Den
Amstel with Johnston and
Arnold Padmore putting on
the bails.
When the competition con-
tinues at 12:00 h, Majeed XI
will oppose Grove Masjid at
Meten-Meer-Zorg West ground
with Nazim and Mark in charge
while at Den Amstel where
Padmore and Hortence lsaacs
will officiate, the home team will
clash with Riders XI.
Mighty Crowns XI will
collide with Uitvlugt Youths
XI at Groenveldt with Ganga
Persaud and Douglas in
charge while at Leonora Pri-
mary School ground, Country

Side XI will entertain Next
Level with Lalta Persaud and
Johnston ruling.
And at 14:00 h, there are four
more scheduled matches. At
Leonom Primary, Anna Catherina
United and Country Side XI will
do battle with Lalta Persaud and
Johnston putting on the bails while
at Groenveldt, Cornelia Ida East
will face off against Rangers XI
with Ganga Persaud and Douglas
doing duty.
At Meten-Meer-Zorg
West ground, Foundation XI
will meet Grove Masjid XI
with Hardeo and Mark call-
ing play and at Den Amstel
All Star XI clash with Conan
XI with Padmore and
Johnston officiating.

-- ~.~.~..1

If matches were allowed at
3 000 metres they could be
played in Bogota. the capital of
Peru. who traditionally
play at sea level in Lima. had
been contemplating moving
matches to high altitude Cusco
in a bid to qualify for the World
Cup for the first time since
FIFA's decision caused an
outcry in the Andean nations
where the matter has become
a major political issue.
Bolivia President Evo
Morales has led the cam-
paign to have the ruling
overturned and on Tuesday
took part in a kickabout
with aides on a mountain at
nearly 6 000 metres above
sea level.
Morales visited the CSF
headquarters before Friday's
"We have come here in the
name of the Bolivian people and
the people of the Andean region
to appeal for ... sporting jus-
tice," he said.
"We ask you with great re-
spect and humility not to ex-
clude or marginalise us."
Earlier on Friday, FIFA
denied a suggestion from a
member of the CSF's medi-
cal committee that it had
lifted the limit to 2 800

By Simon Rabinovitch

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Sebastian Coe, the chair-
man of London's 2012 Olym-
pics organising committee, is
to stand for the vice-presi-
dency of the International As-
sociation of Athletics Federa-
tions (IAAF) this year.
An IAAF source told
Reuters yesterday that Coe and
two other Olympic gold medal-
lists. Alberto Juantorena and


Well Done! Queen Tracie Alleyne, left, receives the winning
trophy from Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee
during a simple presentation after the match. (Photo:
Courtesy of Ravendra Madholall).

Alleyne cops

female Queen

dominoes title
TRACIE Alleyne copped the 2007 female Queen dominoes with
ten games after beating Lavern Austin with eight games and
Tricia DeVarel with seven games in the Bill Express-sponsored
Ministry of Home Affairs competition on Friday at the Head
Office on Brickdam.
The Ministry of Home Affairs' champion beat her counterparts,
Austin of Guyana Registration Office and DeVarel of Ministry of
Home Affairs, in their keenly contested battle.
Alleyne received a trophy for her performance and a trophy
went to the two other finalists, while Nicole London of Guyana
Registration Office who shared a love in the preliminary round took
home a trophy as well.
Trophies were also donated by Banks DIH and the Commu-
nity Policing Group on the West Coast of Demerara.
Superintendent Ovid Glasgow coordinated the competition
while Linden Matthews was the chief steward.

Sergei Bubka, would also stand
for the four vice-presidents' po-
Twice Olympic 1500
metres champion Coe, Cuba's
1976 Olympic 400 and 800
champion Juantorena and
Ukrainian 1988 Olympic pole
vault gold medallist Bubka, who
still holds the world outdoor
and indoor records, are already
members of the IAAF council.
"It would be a question of
him (Coe) winning the con-

fidence of those electing him
that he does have the time,"
the source said.
Elections will lake place at
the world governing body's
congress before the world cham-
pionships in Osaka. Japan. this.
The other candidates arc
incumbent vice-presidents


Coe to stand for IAAF vice-presidency


In Iovilin memory of our ,ofil
beloved daughter



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Hamilton seizes second

pole position in a row

By Steve Keating

British rookie Lewis
Hamilton seized his second
pole position in the space of
a week at the U.S. Grand Prix
yesterday to put more pres-
sure on McLaren team mate
Fernando Alonso.
The 22-year-old, who took
the first pole and win or his
Formula One career in Canada
last weekend. beat the double
world champion to the top slot
on another sizzling day at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Today's race will be the
third in a row with an all-
McLaren front row.
Championship leader
Hamilton, triumphant in
Montreal as the first black
driver to win a grand prix, leads
Alonso by eight points in the
championship after six races.
"I'm quite surprised to be
honest," he said of his
afternoon's work.
"'I just had to pull it all out

and my two last laps were spot
on ... so I couldn't be happier.
"Getting my second pole is
even better than last week."
After struggling in the
last two races, Ferrari re-

turned to form by sweeping
the second row with Brazil's
Felipe Massa third fastest
and Finland's Kimi
Raikkonen fourth.
The Brickyard has tradi-
tionally provided a happy hunt-

ing ground for Ferrari, having
captured six of seven races
staged at the Speedway since
BMW Sauber's Nick
Heidfeld was fifth with
Renault's Heikki Kovalainen
German teenager Sebastian
Vettcl. who will make his For-
mula One race debut today in
place of Robert Kubica after the
Pole failed a fitness test follow-
in,' his big crash in Canada, will
start se enth for BMW Sauber.

\'ettel's effort. however.
was overshadowed by another
brilliant performance from
The Briton. whose only
experience of the track before
Friday was from video
games, quickly came to grips
with the 2.6-mile (4.1-kinm)
layout after some early near
brushes with the Brickyard's
infamous walls.
After dominating all three

free practice sessions and top-
ping the first two rounds of
qualifying. Alonso appeared
poised to shake off his Brick-
Indianapolis has never
been kind to the Spaniard -
the Speedway being the only
circuit on the current calen-
dar where he has yet to
stand on the podium.
"It's been a good weekend
for me, no doubt," said Alonso.
"I was fastest in PI (first prac-
tice), P2. P3. Ql (first qualify-
ing), Q2 but not the important
one, Q3.
"But being fastest all week-
end gives me a lot of confidence
for today. I think we can have a
strong race and I'm totally con-
Ferrari looked sharper but
were still not satisfied.
"We are a bit closer but
not enough, we should be in
front," said Massa. "The situ-
ation looks a little bit better
compared to Canada. But it
needs a little bit more."

Spurs MVP Parker

concedes top billing

to Zidane

By Steve Ginsburg

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters)
San Antonio Spurs guard
Tony Parker has the girl, the
championship rings and the
MVP trophy although he does
not have top billing in his
native France.
That, he said, goes to soc-
cer great Zinedine Zidane.
"Zidane is always going to
be the man in France because
soccer is so-popular." Parker
said of the former Real Madrid
playmaker who helped his coun-
try win the World Cup in 1998.
"But. hopefully. French
people can realise what I accoin-
plished three championships
in five years, that's not bad."
added Parker."
He was named MVP of
the NBA finals on '1 nursday
night after scoring 24 points
to lead the Spurs to an 83-82
victory and a series sweep
over the outmanned Cleve-
land Cavaliers.
The title was the third in
tile x-year NBA career for the
25-\ car-old Belgian-born
Frenclhman. liHe won the MVP
aw ai d after a\ raging 24.5
pointB on 57 percent shooting.
Spurs coach Gregg
Popov ch chatted with Parker
on the stiae while the team was
being presented with the cham-
pionship trophy.
"I reminded him that
when we gave him his first

workout, we didn't think he
was tough enough and we
sent him home," Popovich
"And then we set up an-
other interview, another work-
out where we stacked it and
handsome people go after him
physically and he was fantastic
in that one.

"I reminded him of that and
he had a big laugh. And I said.
'Now you're standing here on
the stage with the finals MVP
trophy', and he just kept laugh-
ing. He couldn't believe it."
The Spurs owe their
fourth title in the last 11
years largely to a man who
used to watch Michael Jordan
on TV at 3 a.m. in France and
dreamed of playing in the
Parker recalled his first

workout as Popovich seethed.
"I was terrible and coach
Pop said, 'I never want to see
him again,' Parker recalled.
"And then I came back and
I did better and they finally
drafted me. And after five
games, he puts me in the start-
ing five.
"It was just like growing
pains. But it was great because
it made me better."
Life is good lfor the diminu-
tive point guard with the film
star looks and a new rap CD
ready to hit the United States.
On July 7, he will marry
Desperate Housewives actress
Eva Longoria but he side-
stepped questions on which ring

he will treasure more that
from the NBA or the one he will

receive from Longoria.
"Can't choose," he said.
"Both are very good."

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PCB invite three former Aussie players to interviews

KARACHI, Pakistan
(Reuters) Pakistan cricket
authorities have shortlisted
three former Australian play-
ers for the job of coaching
the national team, a senior
official said yesterday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board
(PCB) is searching for a foreign
coach to replace former En-
gland player Bob Woolmer who
died during the World Cup in
the W\Vest Indies.
"We have shortlisted Dav
W Vhatinore. Geoff Lawson
and Richard Done for the
coaching position," Zakir
Khan. director of cricket op-
erations on the board, told

Reuters yesterday.
Khan said Done had already
arrix ed in Pakistan for an inter-
view today while Lawson w\as
due on June 18 and Whamnore
around June 22.
"We are confident we will
finalise our coach before the
Pakistan team goes to Scot-
land for the one-day matches
against India and Scotland in
early July." Khan said.
"The feeling is we need a
foreign, qualified and energetic
coach \\ ho can moiti\ate our
team and realise its potential."
he said.
Whatmlore h;,, been coach
of the Sri L-ankan team leading

them to the 1996 \\orld Cup
and also the Bangladesh team.
He had been a candidate to
take the vacant post of India
cricket coach. after Gre'
Chappell quit following c
team's shock first-round e'.l
from the World Cup. but xw\as
eliminated from contention list
Lawson is with the 'Nev
South Wales team. Done. who
has worked with the Australian
Cricket Academy, replaced
WVoolmer as the International
Cricket Council's (ICC) high-
performance manager when the
Englishman joined the Pak-istan

by 'I

iE one of


Shoaib, Younis in Pakistan

team for Scotland
PACEMAN Shoaib Akhtar and batsman Younis Khan have
been named in Pakistan's 15-man squad for one-day
matches against India and Scotland.
Injury-plagued Shoaib missed the World Cup because of a
hamstring injury but proved his fitness at a training camp.
Younis turned down the
captaincy and opted to play
for Yorkshire rather than
take part in a one-day se-
ries against Sri Lanka, but
is back in favour.
They face Scotland in
Edinburgh on July I and In-
dia in Glasgow on July 3. w
"Shoaib has bowled with
fire and showed his fitness in
the training camp. It is a good
omen for Pakistan cricket that --
he is back." said chief .selec-
tor Salahuddin Ahmed.
"Younis made himself SHOAIB AKHTAR has
available for the coming suffered from knee and
matches since he is already in ankle problems in recent
England and given his experi- years.
enrce we had no hesitation in
selecting him."
Pakistan squad: Shoaib Malik (capt), Shahid Afridi,
Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Yasir Hameed, Fawad
Alam, Salman Butt, Imran Nazir, Abdul Razoaq, Kamran
Akmal, Shoalb Akhtar, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Asif,
Umar Gul, Iftikhar Anjum. (BBC Sport)

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistan cricketers are
being pushed to new levels of fitness by military instruc-
tors ahead of next month's
tour of Scotland.
Players have been train-
ing under the supervision of Allk
the Pakistan military and Pa- Z
kistan Cricket Board (PCB)
since last week in Abbotabad.
a popular summer resort
that is also home to a mili- /
tary base.
"The training is being
carried out by a team of
our own trainers and army
instructors to improve-the
fitness and fielding levels
of the players," Zakir
Khan, director cricket op-
erations, told Reuters yes- SHOAIB MA
terday. SHOAIB MAK
"The concept is also that training in a secluded summer
resort away from the big cities will allow the players to focus
on their training."
Pakistan's captain Shoaib Malik said the training was pay-
ing off.
"When we had camps in Lahore or Karachi there were
too many distractions for the players. In Abbotabad we are
all focused on cricket."

3U -----------------------


U.S. to'meet Canada

in Gold Cup semis
BOSTON, Mass. (Reuters) Hosts United States will face
Canada in the*semi-rinals of the Gold Cup after the two
teams beat Central American opposition yesterday.
Ile U.S. overcame Panama 2-1 after Canada had booked
their place in the last four with a 3-0 quarter-final victory over
Guatemala, Ali Gerba scorinor twice.
Bob Bradley's U.S. side, who won all three of their group
games, reached their eighth semi-final in nine editions after be-
ing set on the path by a Landon Donovan penalty in the 59th
Donovan had been brought down by Panama defender
Carlos Rivera.
Three minutes later the U.S. doubled their advantage
when Carlos fiocanegra rose well at the near post to head
in an inswinging corner from DaMarcus Beasley.
The visitors had Manuel Torres sent off for a second
bookable offence in the 76th minute.
Panama pulled a goal back thanks to a fine solo effort from
Blas Perez in the 84th.
Canada. Gold Cup winners in 2000. had little trouble against
Gerba opened the scoring when he latched on to a
throuah ball in the 16th minute.
He doubled the advanta-c with a confident side-footed fin-
ish from a Julian de Guzman pass after a superb flowing move
in the .12nd.
The third goal came two minutes before the break when a
De Guzman shot was deflected oft'GLIateniala defender Henry
The U.S. and Canada meet in Chicago on Thursday.
In today's two quarter-rinals, Mexico face Costa Rica-
and Honduras play Guadeloupe.


(CMC) Cricket authorities
will launch the high perfor-
mance centres programme, a
highly sophisticated and mas-
sive youth development
programme initiative which
will be unveiled at eight cen-
tres throughout the country
here yesterday.
The 'live-in' camps will be
conducted over six weekends and
will cater for 16 selected Under- 15
cricketers at each centre.
These camps will be lo-
cated at the Queen's Park
Oval, El Dorado Secondary
School, North Eastern Col-
lege, Presentation College,
Chaguanas, San Fernando
Secondary, Vessigny Govern-
ment Secondary, Princes
Town Senior Comprehensive

and Shaw Park in Tohalo.
l1i, 'kexl'CI',C"i i \ ri \L' sophis-,-
licated one iil th te aim being to
refine the skills of these young
cricketers." Forbes Persaud. the
Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board's
chief executive. said.
"And as a result we have
appointed highly qualified and
experienced coaches to under-
take this exercise. This exercise
will also be used to prepare
these youngsters who will be
eligible to play in our zonal and
regional Under-15 competitions
next season."
Two West Indies Cricket
Board Level II coaches, along
with two coordinators, will be
attached to each centre and
will be responsible for the
implementation of the

WICB, BCA seem to be at a loss

over n

By Keith Holder

(CMC) The West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) and
the Barbados Cricket Asso-
ciation (BCA). seem to be at
a loss on the whereabouts of
the disciplinary report on
Barbados captain Ryan Hinds
which was apparently sent to
the' BCA office.
This comes as the region
awaits word on whether a pro-
posed two-match ban will be
confirmed on the 26-year old
Hinds for disciplinary infrac-
tions arising from the Carib
Beer Challengec final against
Trinidad & Tobago last Febru-
WICB chief executive of-
ficer Bruce Aanensen told CMC
Sport on Tuesday that a report
on the matter was sent from ihe
Board's headquarters in Antigua
to Bridgetown after he "fol-
lowed up" with Deryck
Murray, the president of the
Trinidad & Tobago Cricket
Board and a WICB director and
executive member.
But BCA president Tony
Marshall, who is also a
WICB executive member and
director, indicated his office
had not yet received the in-
formation when interviewed
live on the Caribbean Broad-
casting Corporation Sports
programme here on Wednes-
And bI\ the close ot busi-
less on lrlida office t stafl .
the BCA said they had still noI
received aln\ mail tromu the
\\'ICB on the matter.
ttind,,s aund team,1 -iles c'
Flo d Reilfer and lP\D a\ine

lt'1ir lehas tolr ot tihe in'l! Itr-
ig the il iemperiedi niich It

Well-placed sourcei- told
CMNIC Sport that all-rounder
Hinds %Nas expected to he

missing r

banned for the first two
matches of the next regional
first-class season which starts
in early October, while Reifer
and Smith were repri-
Aanensen indicated the re-
port had been "mislaid" as he
outlined a sequence of events,
having spoken with acting
WICB Chief Cricket Operations
Officer. Tony 'Howard.
"The report has been sent to
the board and we have for-
warded the report, I am told by
Tony Howard, to the Barbados
Cricket Association," Aanensen
"It was very late. I had

Barbados captain Ryan
been following it up with
Deryck (Murray) and Deryck
kept telling us it was sent. We
could not locate it. It eventu-
alls was located and we got it
in the office here and as I said
we have sent it to TonyI
Marshall and the BCA for
their ads ice and guidance.
'1 m11 not in ia position I

im n. that the result otf thithing
uist hIe made public bhut I be-
ic,' h" i :tb.1 h ldo- Ctitcke! \--
^i\';, ;:'.'" \', i 1i ili Ci.t ', i" .I' ,,
ilcclii .l i 1heir .issocilla on ll111
I all) oi'_i Ito have to tr\ :and
find ouwi '-om Tons\ M\lirt l!

reportt on Hinds

how soon that can be done,"
Aanensen said.
Asked to outline the pro-
cedure for the hearing of
charges of indiscipline,
Aanensen said: "The match
referee is the person with the
responsibility to interview
the players, to interrogate
the players and make a deci-
sion and then the match ref-
eree is the person with the
authority to sanction players
as he deems fit.
"The report is then sent to
the local board which in this
case would have been the
Trinidad & Tobago Cricket
Board, and then the Trinidad
and Tobago Cricket Board
would send it on to the West
Indies Board, who in turn would
pass it on to the cricket com-
mittee. the selectors and any
other boards which would be in-
volved. which in this case
would be the Barbados Cricket
"What happened as I said
with this report is that it got
mislaid somewhere between
Shaffralli (who) ga\ e it someone
else to get it to the board and
the board said they didn't get
it and the guy said he delivered
it and they were searching the
office for it and eventually lo-
cated it," Aanensen said.
Hinds, Reifer and Smith
have all represented West
Indies in both Tests and One-
Day Internationals with
Hinds and Smith still cur-
rentIl in line for interna-
tional selection.
Barbados lost tllc Challengec
Final b\ 49 run's on the tourtth
morning ol the scheduled fi\e-
ida aiiamc. but eli hes\ \tere

rimonious verbal exchange; hK-
i\\cen opposing plain er'.
The umn pir' ',.' DPo ini-
-;n Bill\ lk,-^- . !"' ;, c'
thet lhiltnonalioni ( -i C I. t'otlun-
cil panel. and Norman Malcolm
o J!.namlaic3a

In his second year as Bar-
bados captain, Hinds was hop-
ing for double success after
the regional powerhouses
convincingly won the Carib
Beer Cup stretching the
island's record first-class
titles to 20 since sponsored
championships started 41
years ago, in addition to two
International Challenge
Well-placed sources said the
pending penalty worked against
Hinds as he was rejected as vice-
captain of the West Indies 'A'
team for the forthcoming tour to
Zimbabwe. by the WICB ex-
ecutive at a meeting in Port-of-
Spain on June 3. after the selec-
tion panel of chairman Gordon
Greenidge. Andy Roberts and
Clyde Butts had recommended
him for th1e job.
Instead, the executive de-
cided to appoint Guyanese bats-
man Narsingh Deonarine as
deputy to retained captain
Sylvester Joseph for the tour
which runs from June 30 to July
26 and includes three four-day
and two limited overs matches.
Although the ban looms
over Hinds' head, it was decided
he would still be in the 14-man
squad for the visit to Zimba-
bwe. the sources said.
The behaviour of players
from both teams during the
Challenge final, which attracted
big crowds throughout. was
strongly criticised by, Murray,
\\sho is :il'o a former West Inldies
ickctkct 'eper/'balsinan anld \ice-
In Ii post-mnalch speech.
.Murra\ said the authorities
should Imoc swiftly to address
the 'hronitm.
n .,>iii> .,. regioti, ,i i
model for our cricket in the
future. \Xe need in the West
Indics cicket Board and the
r\ct ..di',s hias:,vs \sscia-
tion to address that issue and
ensure that it doesn't happen
a ,ain.

The participants \\ ill Iepor-t
to the cenrCe on Sa.lrtl-da>l mltorn-i
wings at nine ocIock anii \\ill
ovenmiglit anl l,\tn c afti'ir lunch
on Sunda.. At the end of the six

weekends the cricketers will be
awarded certificates of partici-
Each centre will be provided
with a camcorder. DVD set, tele-
vision set. first-aid kit. coolers
and cricket kits. etc.
Persaud said there would
be a follow-up programme
starting in September when
the players will assemble on
alternate Saturdays until

January. before entering
their sIchool.., ,onal i andi rc--
gioial ltouiriiamenults.
HiI' poilnlcd toul 1 al il uch
eimphalsiS \\oukld al.o pln'ct\d
in other en',s siuch as leadki
ship. dliciphn,,. goat killinglg.
tli l'e lilnai; ll eint. diel iand nil
trition. inlerfacin wit\\ h the ice-
dia. the hisionr of the aiunt- and
sport injuries.
"A lot of emphasis will he
placed on other areas in or-
der to assist in the all-round
development of these
youths," Persaud noted.
"We see these youths as
the fuliure leaders of our society
and e\ en our country and there-
fore ever\ opportunity will be
used to assist in their holistic
A similar high performance
exercise will be conducted for
Under-17 cricketers ,,beinnini in
Several resource personnel
have been invited to assist in
key areas including Dr Monica
Davis. Dr Anil Gopiesingh, Dr
Terry Ali and leading CMC
CricketPlhis presenter Fazeer
Former West Indies stars
Larry Gomes, Bernard .lulien
and David Williams will also be
involved in the programme, of-
fering assistance to coaches as
well as delivering motivational
speeches to participants.

Sir Ian Botham...

Ian Botham honoured

with knighthood

IAN Botham, one of the
greatest cricketers of the
modern era, has been
knighted by the Queen in her
Birthday Honours.
As a player Botham was
one of the rare breed who e-mp-
tied bars whether he was bowl-
ing or batting as he almost al-
ways made something happen.
Since retiring he has raised more
than 10 million for Leukemia
Research with 11 walks in the
UK and Europe.
"I'm delighted that I've
been honoured, not only for
myself but for the people that
have helped me get there," he
told the Press Association.
"My wife Kath organised
most of the walks and this
will be very much a family
"1 have been fortunate to
go to the Palace on previous
occasions and I'm excited
about the prospect of going
there. To go there under these
circumiistIances will be a very
proud moment: it 's ver\ nice
to be recognized for what we
have all achieved.
"Toni Cartwright had a
lot to do with my career as did
-ia! 0(' Ifs iit( athi lre !-
i'.o peop -111 iii t am nSad aif
not here to enjoy this.
"'M\ luther L-es passed
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ientl for hinl and also lan
\'ooldriide. wA ho was another
h l-!. !,; '. ,nd :n.". , !

have been pleased to raise a
glass tonight. There are a lot of
other people out there who 1
hope will enjoy this moment
with me."
Looking back to his early
years when he was a young
player starting out at Somerset
with Sir Viv Richards, who was
knighted in 1999, Bothani
smiled. "How many peopht
would have thought that Viv and
I would be here when we started
out in his flat as teenagers ant
used to go across the road to Ro3
Marshall's pub?
They would make us fee
very welcome and give us som<
tea because Viv and I were no

lan Botham on his 11tt
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the greatest ill ihe ioo10 !;'
"\ h wouldd have (hlniin1
hait all lihese ears lavite :i
those two l uNouig guys wiiL
be honoured like this!

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'TTCB launch high

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Dwayne Bravo hooks for four during his unbeaten 43
against England in the fourth Test. (Yahoo Sport)

$1.5M up for grabs

at Kennard Memorial

Emancipation horse

racing meet
KENNARD'S Memorial Turf Club will be running off
seven races at their Emancipation Race Meeting which is
billed for August 26 at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice
race tracks.
Over $1.5M in cash prizes will be up for grabs with four
races running for over a $100 000 first prize.
The C and Lower will run over nine furlongs for a first
prize of $150 000 while the three-years-old (nine furlongs) and
the two-years-old (five furlongs) events will run for first prize
of $125 000 each.
The other feature race is the F and G for a first prize
of $120 000.
The other races are the H and I over seven furlongs for a
first prize of $85 000, the J and K over six furlongs for a first
prize of $80 000 and the L over six furlongs for a winning purse
of $75 000.
Entries for the event close on Saturday August 18 at the
Club's office at Bush Lot Farm.
Owners can have their horses registered through
Michael Simms on tel: 220-5963 or 611-8344 or Justice
Cecil Kennard at the Police Complaints Authority, 39
Brickdam (Land Court Building) tel: 226-1399, 225-4818
or 623-7609 or Roopnarine Matadial (Shine) tel: 646-6584.

FIDE official dubs

visit a
CHAIRMAN of the Interna-
tional Chess Federation
(FIDE) Commission for Assis-
tance to Chess Developing
Countries (CACDEC), Allan
Herbert, feels that his two-
day official visit to Guyana
was successful.
Herbert was tasked with meet-
ing key stakeholders on Friday and
yesterday to develop the sport of
chess. 'lhe meeting was coordinated
by the Reds Penrrira Sports Foun-
The chess official had
fruitful talks with Minister of
Culture, Youth and Sport Dr
Frank Anthony, president of
the Guyana Olympic Associa-
tion (GOA) K.A. Juman-
Yassin and members of the
local chess community.
According to Herbert. Dr
Anthony agreed to make a fa-
cility available to the Guyana

Chess Federation to be used for
The Minister also expressed
great interest in establishing a
chess-in-school programme and
committed to provide the tro-
phies for a school champion-
ship. Herbert will jump-start
the event with the donation of
200 chess sets to facilitate the
launching of the programme
through FIDE.
In relation to the GOA,
Herbert said that Yassin saw no
obstacles to affiliate the GCF
once the body is properly re-
constituted and recognized by
In the late 1970s Guyana
was the leading chess-play-
ing country in the English-
speaking Caribbean accord-
ing to FIDE research but the
game has since slid from that

New knight Botham

provides inspiration

for Bravo

By Richard Sydenham

DURHAM, England (Reuters)
- West Indies all-rounder
Dwayne Bravo gained imme-
diate inspiration from pre-
match advice given by
England's new knight Ian
Botham yesterday during a
rain-affected second day in
the fourth Test.
Trinidadian Bravo was 43
not out at the close in partner-
ship with Shivnarine

Chanderpaul (44 not out) as
West Indies reached 132 for four
at the close. The first day was
washed out.
Botham was knighted in
Queen Elizabeth's birthday
honours list published yester-
day for his services to cricket
and charity.
"I saw him at Manches-
ter (in the last match) and
said if it's possible could I
have a word but we didn't
get a chance so we chatted

this morning while it was
raining," Bravo told re-
"I asked him how he bal-
anced batting and bowling and
whether he has seen .nm ihin% in
my game that he could help me
with. He said to me 'don't let
the situation of the game take
away your natural style' and al-
ways be positive.
"I'm really pleased to
have met him. You read
about these great players
growing up and it's nice to
speak to them and know
what they used to do. 1
chose Mr Botham because

he was an all-rounder like
me and I would like to
emulate him."
Bravo needed to demon-
strate his growing maturity
after coming to the wicket
with his team in trouble and
then faced 20 balls before get-
ting off the mark. His part-
nership with Chanderpaul is
worth 77.
"I was not really too con-
cerned about getting off the
mark," Bravo said. "Coming
in at 55 for four, I said to my-
self here's my opportunity to
get a big one and put on a
partnership with Shiv.


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IT was once again left to
Shivnarine Chanderpaul to
rescue West Indies who
struggled in the gloomy,
murky conditions on the sec-
ond day against England at
Chester-le-Street, losing four
early wickets. Ably supported
by Dwayne Bravo, the pair
put on an unbeaten fifth-
wicket stand of 77 before bad
light curtailed the day's play.
Al the cloe Chanderpaul

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was on 44 not out and Bravo 43
with the West Indies on 132 for
Play didn't get under way
until 14:00 h but Ryan
Sidebottom immediately took
advantage of the humid condi-
tions and granite skies, nipping
out Daren Ganga with the first
ball of the match. Even the most
hard-nosed supporter must feel
a tinge of sympathy for Ganga.
With the captaincy thrust upon

him, he has looked completely
out of sorts at the crease and,
today, he clipped Sidebottom's
first delivery straight to Alastair
Cook at short-leg.
Sidebottom's exemplary
opening over was matched by
Matthew Hoggard. making a
welcome return following his
niggling groin injury, who
bowled full and straight in
Headingley-like conditions,
swinging the ball away from the

right-handers. Chris Gayl,-",
briefly threatened to bulldoze
his way into form with three
fours and an audacious six. be-
fore he too fell victim to the
swinging delivery.
Most depressing of all,
though, was the wicket of De-
von Smith who shouldered
arms to Sidebottom, losing
his off bail in the process. It
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omue r seeking

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By Allan La Rose

PRESIDENT of the Guyana
Amateur Boxing Association
(GABA), Affeeze Khan is

pleading with the nation to
assist in sending Guyana's
Boxing team to the Carib-
bean Amateur Boxing
Association's (CABA) Cham-

GUYANA'S amateur boxing team with head coach Carl
training session at the National Gymnasium.

pionships scheduled for St
Maarten June 20 to 30.
According to Khan, letters
have been sent to the Ministry
Culture, Youth and Sport and

Franklin (extreme left) after a

Director of Sport Neil Kunar
has advised that funds are un-
available. A letter was also dis-
patched to the Office of the
President and GABA awaits a
favourable response.
The Amateur Boxing head
stated that the team selected for
the CABA championships has
been training twice daily over
the last three months and if no
funds are available for Guyana's
participation at the tournament
"the enthusiasm of the young-
sters and the Sport in Guyana
will be destroyed".
"Guyana has been the
most successful country in
the 30-year history of the
Event, winning over 17 cham-
pionships. It shows that we
are the real Champions of
the Caribbean in a sport we
continue to dominate region-
ally," Khan reminded.
The cost to send the 17
boxers and three officials to St
Maarten is $2.8M and at
present GABA possesses only
$28 000 in its bank account. In
addition the Government has
agreed to waiver the airline tick-
ets and departure taxes for the
Since assuming the top
position of GABA in April of
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THERE is only one person you really need
to listen to when you're faced with
making a decision YOU.
Remember the last time you were faced with a difficult
decision? Did you agonise over it? Perhaps you talked it over with
friends, or even wrote a list of "for" and "against" to help you
decide. If you had to go through all this before reaching the right
decision, chances are you were not tuning in to your most power-
ful and accurate guidance tool your inner voice.
"We all possess instinct and intuition, which we use daily, even
in the simplest circumstances," explains psychologist Tony Nelson.
"If your boss seems unusually short with you one morning, you're
using your intuition when you decide now is not a good time to
ask her to sign off your holiday request. Learning to listen to your
inner voice is an extension of using this intuition."
"You're most likely to be used to this voice surfacing in
the form of unexplained hunches" says Ellen Hall, author of
Listen to Your Inner Voice (Vega Books). "It will often come
through as a though you can' seem to shake off an unsettling
sensation in your stomach. And that hunch can guide us on


snap decisions through to the big choices we face over love or
Simone-Braithwaite, a 30-year-old media executive was glad she
listened to an unexplained hunch, even though it meant ending a
:great night out. "I was enjoying a delicious meal with my new boy-
friend when I got a call from my best friend on my mobile. She
said she just fancied a chat and told me not to worry and to get
back to my date.
But something about her voice really niggled me. I knew that
tomorrow would be too late. Plus, my stomach felt so odd. So af-
ter dinner. I drove straight to her house, where I found her in floods
of tears. contemplating ending her life. Her fiance had just dumped
her for the second time. I never would have forgiven myself if I
hadn't listened to my inner voice."
The niggling sensation that had worried Simone was more
than an explained, spooky coincidence. New research by Dr.
Michael Gershon, author of The Second Brain: The Scien-
tific Basis of Gut Instinct (HarperCollins) reveals that we have
a large knot of nerve cells in our stomachs that cause inter-
nal reactions to an emotional situation or decision.

It's as if we have a second brain making our unconscious deci-
sions. These later become conscious in our main brain, which is
why you feel subconsciously you knew something all along.
We don't listen to our inner voice as much as we should.
If your self-esteem is low, it' likely you won't believe
you're worth listening to. Instead, you'll let external factors
or other people decide what's best for you. But listening to
your inner voice is the key factor in making decisions. "Of-
ten, your stomach subconsciously registers danger before your
conscious brain does, and it consequently seeks to protect you,"
explains Dr. Gershon.
"You, might jerk backwards slightly without understanding why
or just feels a rumbling in the pit of your stomach."
Ann Johnson, 27, regrets not listening to her inner voice
one evening. "I had to work late, so I didn't' reach my bus
stop until about 10.15pm. I deliberated for a minute over which
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rUoad to walk down the busy maIl n roa1 u l til e quiet
residential street I normally took," says Ann.
"Something kept telling me there was a risk on the quiet
road but I forced myself into believing I was just being neu-
rotic. I was wrong because seconds after I started walking down
the quiet road a man cycled past, ripped my bag from my
shoulder and I fell and broke my hand and two fingers. I was
disabled for months."

"Being in love can make trusting your inner voice much
trickier" says Tony Nelson. "When you're pressured by ex-
ternal influences, such as physical attraction, you're more
likely to quash your inner voice.
You can forget to ask yourself if he's really treating you
well or making you feel good inside."
Being able to tune in to your intuition is a useful asset
when it comes to relationships. But how do you turn up the
volume on our inner emotional guide?
Start by creating more silence in your life. For one
week, set aside five minutes each day to sit still with an
empty mind. Build up to ten minutes and finally 15. The
meditative silence will give you a sense that you're look-
ing after yourself, since within that space you're not wor-
rying about anything except peacefully gathering and fo-
cusing your thoughts. Give yourself space and time to
make the choices you want.
Use an affirmation as a way to tune in to your inner
voice. Try repeating "I believe in me" or "I trust my own
feelings" ten times first thing in the morning and last thing at
Do these for a total of 21 days to re-program your-
self, and you should start hearing your inner voice louder
than ever. It will help you believe in yourself, which
means you'll trust your own feelings more and start trust-
ing them to guide you well.
"Becoming completely engrossed in an enjoyable activity
is, paradoxically, another way to hear your inner voice" says
"The more you do something you enjoy, the more you'll
gain an improved sense of what makes you feel good and
more so what decisions will make you feel good..." Also you
should pay more attention to your dream content. If you have
a dream in which you see yourself in a difficult situation, the
answer may be spoken by yourself or someone else in the
drceim. Recalling this on waking can tap you into your sub-
conscious instinctive guidance.
Imagine never again finding yourself in a situation that you
feel you were pushed into or never feeling you have wasted
your time on a job or man who wasn't worth it. Once you've
taken the time to let your intuition be heard, this is just what
you can begin to expect from life.
Acknowledging and responding to your inner voice means
you're pulling all your choices within your control.
Of course, it doesn't mean that only good things are
guaranteed to come your way, but it does mean you'll feel
perfectly equipped to handle whatever happens.
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sons to fill tt hposition of:
:sa :

(iDescritpl"O cificatiort can be obtained
n the Peronel Department, Ministry ,.of
ucation, 2t;nickdam, Geotown.

plications should be submitted not later
n June 22,. 2007 to:

Perm anent Secretary
Ministry of Education
26, Brickdam

husband and me, culturally and
educationally. But I helped him
finish his college education while
working on my master's and
Ph.D. degrees.-
I helped him establish his
own business. Slowly and with
my support the business grew.
He became famous here. Four
years ago he went to a confer-
ence outside the country and
came back changed.
One day I caught him e-
mailing a girl there and asked
him about her. He said, "Don't
worry. She is younger than our
Well, somehow I believed
him. I discovered nearly four
years ago he married her. I was
devastated, so I asked him to
leave the house and I asked for
a divorce. I can't stand seeing
his face. Ever since my life has
changed. I am no longer the

A y story is
long, but
to make it
short, I
los tam in the process of
St grey divorce. My
marriage lasted 30
S 01 H l Iyears, with three adult
children I adore.
From page II To start with, there are
rand to walk.fin --, U ..... ortp m..... ...t .. I many differences between nm\

woman I used to be. I am still
teaching in the university, but I
lost that zest for life.
His wife is expecting a
baby this summer, and we are
not happy about it. My chil-
dren and I are worried this
woman will .gie us trouble in
regard to our business.
After all. she didn't marry
a man her father's age out of
love. I managed to change the
ownership of the business to

five equal shares. If my ex did something wrong, when he
chooses to give her and her did. Most people, though, will
child anything, it has to be his feel, I hope nothing like that
share, happens to me. And for those
How can I deal with the in a relationship with someone
stigma of divorce? So far I am who doesn't love them, it will
avoiding socializing as much as make them very nervous.'
possible because I am not look- You aren't alone. You will
ing for sympathy from anyone. always have your children, and
I attended some counseling your husband has damaged his
meetings which helped me, but relationship with them. The
what shall I do when I am best thing you can do for the
alone'? I am now 63, and this is sake of your children is finish
terrifying me. this off.
There is only one way to
NADIA live life, and that- is to look re-

thrives in secrecy.
Abuse, addiction, torture.
betrayal. embezzlement . .
bigamy. You have nothing to
hide. Hiding from the world
might make people think you

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alii\ square in the face c\ei\
tlai\. You ha\ie \vo choices.
'ot1 buri\ thee cents in
\our minIud. tell social lies to oth-
cs. and hide oul in \ our home.
or o\ can con11mit to li\ inl eaclh
da\ \\ilh passion.
Itf vou do the lfolmer. \oiu
ill get nr\oious ties iand
twitches. and :i launim that .il
a\ays acts up. II \on do the
latter. \you will regain u the /c
tor life \on had as ; siliall child
newly Iarried on the plaunet
Divorce is ai stigma ouln i
the emxen \ilu allos i hito be
Another \\oman mighi lake
these events and turn them into
a hilarious store\ she tells at par-
ties. There is no stigma at-
tached to things which are be-
yond our control, and there is
no stigma attached to us from
the decisions of another.
So it is time to begin
again. All the possibilities of
life are before you. You have
more financial freedom than
most. The only things which
can hold you hack are between
your ears. By all means, if you
feel counseling is useful, then
find a good counselor.
And never forget one
lesson about your husband.
You cannot trust him. Deal
with him from a position of le-
gal strength. Some people are
entitled to the benefit of the
doubt. He is not.


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Egbert 'Leo' Martin

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A caution not to judge a book by its covers could be applied to book its contents, the author of the work and the editor who pre-
a recent Guyanese publication, pared the material for reprint. However, for all of the publication
The front cover of this particular publication cannot be dis- data, one needs to turn to the flyleaf, title page and blurb. The paint-
cerned by reading, words are absent; it has to be interpreted for on ing on the front cover is titled "Redemption Song".
it bears a painting, an intriguing abstract, at that. This publication in 2007 which comprises selections from two
All of this is by design for that painting is meaningful to the collections of poems first published long, long ago, in 1883 and



The Government of Guyana (GOG), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Canada
through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) have signed an agreement to finance several
projects under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Fifth Programme. Construction of the sub-projects is
expected to be implemented in 2007/2008. The sub-projects consist primarily of buildings and other civil works
aimed at improving the social and economic infrastructure.

The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the following sub-projects;

1. Bethany Health Centre Construction Reg. #'2

2. Wakenaam North Water Supply Extension Reg. #3

3. Tain Nursery/Primary School Extension Reg. #6

4. No. 7 to Warren Water Supply System Upgrade Reg. #6


Altess Village Water Supply System Upgrade

Whim Culvert Replacement

7. Guava Bush Road Upgrading

St. John the Baptist Primary School Ext.

- Reg. #6

_- IReg. #6

Reg. #6
- Reg. #7

Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the Office of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at
237 Camp Street, G\town in the form of a MANAGER'S CHEQUE payable to the BASIC NEEDS TRUST
FUND. Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of G$10,000 per sub-project.

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates (both of which should be in the
name of individual or firm submitting the bid) should be addressed to the Project Manager, and deposited in
the Tender Box of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street. SIMAP's Building, Georgetown, on or
before 10 am on Friday, July 13.2007.

Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope with the name of the sub-project clearly marked
on the top left hand corner. The envelope should in no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other tender.

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders at 10 am on Friday. July 13,

Project Manager
June 13,2007

1886 respectively, is just that a redemption song.
The editor of this book who is a world renown writer, a
cultural historian and academic is no stranger to current trend
of reprinting rare and out of print books. He was instrumen-
tal and has collaborated with various publishing houses on
such ventures.
"Selected Poems of Egbert Martin" edited by David Dabydeen
is significant in a number of ways. Straightway, this publication is
the revival of the poetry of the country's first major poet by the
country's foremost contemporary poet.
Egbert Martin died young but in his short life and still shorter
writing career he was able to produce a body of writing so signifi-
cant to cause a stir more than a century later.
In fact, his "Themes of Song" is frequently performed today.
That apart, and despite efforts by N. E. Cameron and A. J. Seymour,
Martin is a forgotten poet from another era. Martin was writing in
the late nineteen century, a Victorian poet who was a master at
employing the metrical forms of the time, and, oh, what songs he
composed. But he was also ahead of his time for much of his writ-
ing is post-modem in concept as he explored various aspects of
Martin knew what was expected of a poet and he delivered:
"The poet is a magician/The philosopher's stone is his/He takes
into his hands the clay/All shapeless, black, and dull/A mass of base-
less mould/Transformed to purest gold".
He also knew the role of the poet in relation to the society. His
first published collection of poems was criticized on the ground of
being universal, containing too much "goody-goodiness" and the
poet acknowledged "that the opinions were not without founda-
In response, he produced his second volume, "Leo's Local Lyr-
ics" which was published in 1886. He said that he hoped this col-
lection was "more in accordance ...with public taste", producing
such locally flavoured pieces like "The Sorrel-Tree", "The Creek".
"The Locust Tree" and "The Swallow".
In the poem, "Patria Mea Te Amo", he went to great
lengths in responding to patriotic impulses: "Demerara! dear-
est country/Thou art dearest to me/Tales of hills and streams
of beauty/Cannot steal my love from theel...Conscious of thy
native charms".
The criticism of his first book of poems worked in his favour;
it spoke of a fan club, an audience anticipating further offerings.
The criticism also spoke of in output affecting a wide range of
people. And there is evidence of his influence on the society espe-
cially from the local press. The Daily Chronicle published in
Demerara described Martin as "the ablest of the poetical writers of
whom British Guiana can boast" while the Berbice Gazelltte reported
Martin to be "one whose works plainly b, speak talent and ability
of the highest ord,.c".
Further afi"id, Martin's poetry was admired by Lord Tennyson.
Additionally. he had at least two patrons, men of great influence in
the colony: James Thompson, editor of "The Argosy" newspaper.
and George Anderson Forshaw, mayor of Georgetown. Another
source of support could be found in the preface to "Leo's Local
Lyrics", where Martin mentioned 'a poet friend of mine whose opin-
ion I value very highly'.
Egbert Martin was said to be born around 18 61 and suppos-
edly in Georgetown. What is known about Martin was that while
he lived in East Street. he was confined to an invalid's bed.
At 19. his poetry was first published in a local journal, "The
Colonist". He was a frequent contributor to "The Argosy" and
He died on June 23, 1890. So this reprint and re- launch
of his poetry in June 2007 is marking his 117th death anni-
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-
0065 or email:
Literary update
o Ecoks to be launched: 'Selected Poems by
Egbert Martin edited by David Dabydeen, a Derek
Walcott book, UK,
o Information needed on Edwina Melville,
Rosetta halideen, C. E. J. Ramcharitar-Lalla, Angus
Richman, 0. R. Dathorne, Randall Butisingh, Meiling Jin
o T ie tenth anniversary issue of THE GUYANA
ANNUAL is under production, submissions are in-
vited to variouss competitions offered and articles of
local int -est are also welcomed. This Guyanese lit-
erary atr cultural tradition started in 1915. It was
dorman or a few years until it was resuscitated
in 1998 / Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh. For further informa-
tion, pl( se contact Guyenterprise or the editor,
Petamb. Persaud.


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Sunday Chronicle June 17, 2007

Sunday Chronicle June 17, 2007 Page V

Headmaster sacked

over exam papers leak

GTU did not represent member, breached contract

IN 1991, the Guyana Court of
Appeal allowed an appeal
from sacked headteacher
Mohamed Ali after finding
that the Guyana Teachers
Union (GTU) had neglected
to represent him in an alle-
gation of misconduct.
Ali was dismissed by the

[I1WU :

Teaching Service Commission in
July 1983 for alleged miscon-
duct relating to students being
in possession of examination
papers before examination date.
After being accosted, Ali
who declared his innocence, ap-
proached his union GTU for
representation but got none. He
then approached a High Court
judge, who dismissed his mo-
This resulted in him appeal-
ing to the Guyana Court of Ap-
peal for redress.
The Court of Appeal was
constituted by Justices of Ap-
peal. Cecil Kennard, Aubrey
Bishop and Maurice Churaman.
After hearing arguments
from Mr. Ashton Chase, S.C..
lor the Appellant and Martin J.
Stephenson for the union, the
Appellate Court allowed the
appeal and granted judgment for
Mohamed Ali in the sum of $7.
500.00 with costs to be taxed.
In allowing the appeal the
appellate Court opined that a

We Care

successful challenge of the ter-
mination might have led to an
end of the contest. However,
the union remained inactive,
when it should have been bar-
gaining conscientiously for him.
Explaining the duties of a
trade union, the Appellate
Court had said:

1983. the appellant (Mr.
Mohamed Ali), then the act-
ing head teacher of the Bush
Lot Secondary School, West
Coast, in the county of
Berbice, received a letter
from the Teaching Service
Commission terminating his
services, but it disclosed no

tacted the Superintendent of Ex-
amination, the district education
officer, and the Teaching Service
Commission before the (appel-
lant) came to us.
"From these bodies. I learnt
that the Teaching Service Com-
mission had terminated the ser-
vices of the lappellant] on the
recommendations of the Minis-
try of Education, on the grounds
that he had knowledge of the
"The lappellantl met the
president, 1st and 2nd vice-
presidents, treasurer and my-
self, all officers of the union at
out office. He told us what had
happened and of the allegations
made. We told him that we had
investigated the matter and be-
cause of the nature of the alle-
gations, it would be a very dif-
ficult case, but we agreed to
represent him."
Justice of Appeal Bishop
disclosed that one year after
the union promised to repre-
sent him, the appellant again
met its officials and, on that

"A trade union has a con-
tractual duty to protect the
interests of a paid-up mem-
ber by conscientiously pursu-
ing any complaint and in-
structions by such members
to the extent that reasonable
persons would conclude that
the relevant issues had been
genuinely examined and in-
vestigated in the best inter-
ests of that member.
If the efforts of the union to
protect the interests of a mem-
ber are neither reasonable nor
conscientious in the light of the
particular facts, the union will
he in breach of contract."
Over 35 decisions have been
considered by the Appellate
Court before handing down its
The judgment of the Court
was delivered by Justice of Ap-
peal Mr. Aubrey Bishop. who
later became a Chancellor of the
According to Justice of
Appeal Bishop, on July 14,

reason for the precipitative
Quite naturally, the appel-
lant, who had been a teacher for
some 19 years, was distraught
and, two days later, went to the
headquarters of his union, the
respondents. He protested his
innocence and demanded to be
Justice of Appeal Bishop
referred to a narrative of events,
pointing to the existence of a
certain state of affairs, and to
the state of mind of the union
officials in the light of the pre-
vailing factors.
The Justice of Appeal then
quoted the words of Mr. Rich-
ard Persico. Secretary of the
union, who had said:
"In July1983. (the appel-
lant) came to the union with a
letter purporting to terminate his
services. We had heard that stu-
dents of that school had been
found with exam papers before
the examination and that teach-
ers were involved. I had con-


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occasion, a Minister of the
Government, Mr.
Salahuddin. was present.
The evidence does not dis-
close what portfolio.. if any.
he held at that time. or in
what capacity he was there.
but the appellant's evidence
is to the effect that the
gentleman thought that he


had a claim for the payment
of a gratuity, and advised him
to await word from the union.
The appellant's disappoint-
ment, leading to the present liti-
gation in which he claims (in-
ter alia) damages for breach of
contract, is summarised this
way in his evidence-in-Chief.
"1 went to them Ithe union
on several occasions up to two
and a half years later. I was
never-re-instated. I went to the

Teaching Service Commission
on my own. The [unionI nc\er
entertained me."
Justice of Appeal Bishop
said that it was not clear
what the appellant meant
in his last sentence, but it
is necessary in an action of
this type to ascertain what
the union actually did.
having promised to repre-
sent him. Then there is
rule 27 of the union's con-
stitution, upon which I
shall dwell presently.
He added, "Two portions
of testimony (one from the sec-
retary, and the other from the
treasurer, Mr. Dhanpaul Tiwari)
reflect the union's inertia.
First, the secretary: -"We
again spoke with the Ministry
of Education, Teaching Service
Commission and the Superinten-
dent of Examinations and w\e
were assured that the lappellant I
would be heard if he had a case.
I do not know whether he was
heard. The Ministry of Educa-
tion gave us a copy of a report
of investigations carried out by
the police...The lappellant'sl
services were teninated and he
was paid in lieu of notice."
Under cross-examination,
the treasurer, had said: "I do
not know whether the
[appellant] received any
benefits on the termination
of his services. I never
attempted to find out. My job

Please turn to page VII


I was advised by a friend who is an NIS clerk like me, that there are
some employees who should not be registered.
I am however, not sure of this. Could you advise me?


There is a list of persons who should not be registered as employee

1. Anyone who is earning less than five dollars
($5.00) per week. 00

2. A married woman who work for her husband. (She can be
registered as self-employed)

. A non-citizen who is exempt from social securLty legidlati.i
because of diplomatic status

4 Anyone employed by an international or Regionrai O:taniainzaton'1
of which Guyana is a member (e q. Ciricon i

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Page V

Page VIj Su-nda-y-hronicle-- J -,e 1,-00

The Plaza

Side: GT's


Cinema Fans

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By Terence Roberts
BY the age of seven, which is
also the age of reason, our
small group of boys and girls
who shared friendship in the
neighbourhood of Shell Road
and Barr Street, Kitty, came
to the pleasant realisation
that our views, or world, was
not defined or going to be de-
fited alone by what was
made. or taught in BG/
.Guyana, but by whatever we
saw or read or heard that was

made anywhere, yet inspired
us to admit its beneficial rel-
evance beyond whatever our
racial origin.
Film posters, brightly de-
signed, comic book covers and
pages were like that. We lived
daily in a world of public art.
Our first art galleries were the
exciting Hollywood Cinema
lobby and Singh's Drug Store on
Shell Road with its lines above
the wooden counter laden with
a staggering display of colourful
Dell and DC comics overlapping

each other.
Sometime in the late half
of the 1950's when as eight
year children we were al-
lowed to attend Hollywood, by
ourselves, in groups of two
and three, I found my atten-
.tion riveted in the turquoise
Please see page VII




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.

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Sunday'Chronicle Juie 17, 2007

Sunday Chreoncle June 17, 2007 -


sacked over...

From page V
as treasurer involved general representation as well as
That said the Justice of appeal fairly reports i tle eC'\tenl it, which
the union bestirred itself. or omitted It do so. i h il interc'si ot a
professional teacher \ hos'e career wasa, in jeopalrd\. H i' ih., turned
in his' sole batnLrga1in2in tiinl for assistance. h l lIt theirte tilt. "I h\i In tlltis niI. i i' w\ orll which h acknlol iled- S i l,' c i' t
'i\\ lllc union p I\\l ii inl Cle'nes. lie should h ,ti s i .
To commencte ,with. lit' was a inelnber in good itaiding.
iid (iha tlie report purporting to have been subnittutd lyh the beI tn exaiimint1d ) u ciiompetent li.awyer, not niecvssarily
,til w oli o specializes i industrial relations litigation)l li' would
lihac seen straight auway that the document which the educated
.,\ecotive members of tile union, by laymen as respect's kiiowl-
td-e of the lawi. considered damnifying, was innocuit.!, in a
Ict;al sense.
It toniaineIld the ini\ e.igaltor' paraphrlise of stalteellcnls he
ihad taken fironi several persons including one Jane C'ailpleIil. who
addmitled that she had unlawfully broken the seal of two packets
olf examination papers. in two different "Ordinary" leIel subject
areas. namely physics and West Indian history. and distributed
them to persons whom she named. She claimed she was influenced
by the appellant.
The police investigator, in his full length, five-page, close-
typed report, devoted only three lines to the teachers alleged
to have been involved. He disposed of them in a less than
summary manner that manifestly assumed their guilt.
From all appearances, he never considered the real possibility
that the self-confessed culprit, Jane Campbell, would have had good
reason to direct blame to others, in order to extricate herself,
minimise her involvement or win the administration's favour in
her moment of anguish.
She would have been seen, in law, as possibly having an inter-
est to serve or protect especially against the background that the
teachers denied complicity in the affair.
After taking all the circumstances, into consideration, the Ap-
pellate court allowed the appeal and granted judgement in favour
of Mohamed Ali.
The Guyana Teachers' Union was ordered to pay taxed costs
to the Appellant.
Justices of Appeal Kennard & Churaman concurred with
the judgment of Mr, Bishop.

The Plaza Side...

From page VI

Hollywood lobby by one of the many big colourful film
posters on the surrounding walls.
The poster was from a film about the unknown w ild American
\\Vet. it w\as called "'The Far Horizons" and starred Fred
SlacMurray. Donna-Reed and Charleston Heton. On the huge bil-
liainIt p' -tCr Mt.I'Nlurrti\ .i'ru buck-skI' clothes 1 and a fur hat. he
hel ki li, I d it Ii liiintlio k a illc ,it i saltird ,o'iIic\c lc h'le tair i\t'. .i h
S1lnd 1 '11 pos itel. lChc posit L sI -u'CLi. l e \xi' s st.l'ing it h11 e t Ii
I ioi : i in.l u I s si.t a'I meI \ i i i l .
\. i ir I t ,c llseh '. i s plt 111,u ,.;ii I n 1 \\hAl t \\ e stlire 'I
al is iinaginar place. a blank space to be Ifilled in uItI \\l hat
\\%oI0.i b'comUce thie e\ciling aind :iti biillt p si'.pecl io1 tItaking nsottie
thing ,It my life.
Did anyone earn a lisini b nm king such a poster? Of
course they did. Decades later, in the 1980's when stud.ingg
th( history of the HollIyood FilmIn dustry I learnt that hun-
dreds of artists were employed in huge studio warehouses to
create various imaginative posters for endless film coming
from several Hollywood Film Studios. Did this innovative cre-
ative business process have any relevance to life in Guyana?
Or was it only about some irrelevant affluent foreign lifestyle
not meant for us? Who would think that?
Maybe one of the benefits of being a child who had achieved
the age of reason is that what one experiences is grasped directly.
without any interference or procrastination causing doubt when our
commonsense offers us a justified truth.
The glamorous culture of Georgetown cinema fans began to
thrive from an awareness that they belonged to a film society of
pleasure. Each cinema, day and night, gave us opportunities to be-
come carefully and chicly dressed, to meet other fans. to be curi-
ous of each other's thoughts and feelings about the films we had
seen together, perhaps first as anonymous fans, then as people who
became acquainted with each other because of films we saw at cin-
emas where we met.
We began also to admire and feel sort of camaraderie with man-
agement and cinema staffs. We could never grow tired of the ap-
pealing social atmosphere which greeted us when we walked down
cinema aisles as Paul Anka sang "That's the story of my love" or
Paul Mauriat conducted an instrumental melody like "Love is Blue"

Nothing was disturbing to our ears, our feelings. or our
senses, as our anticipation grew when those cinema windows
began to slam shut one by one tsonmthing unique to tropical
cinemas in BG/Guyana) and the huge building greu darker
and darker.
In Kill\t"' Holl\\iood when the cinetni uni.khs ,1-1 .'re -'
as' di'u k tell. \\ \\ ouhld usutillIs 'mell .ihol n\ ,i bhl.i I'l.. '
cookingg hear the bleat lo sht p u ,I' in' . : .: .... '..
e arched huge Ifigtu c, O d lcd1i;- .." ..
\iole u>i ile, te and lirciiii ii a ] c'.'. '1!,... 1 L
at lhrgc.
Of course thlie glaunmoirols cultunIt trf film soIcii:l d *- '
begin and end with dressing a crrt I ,1 nj. thI ,
ouis pleasures ofi cinema going, tibu. ()uhi\;!i,,1n 4f the ili.-. ,
creative processes of keeping cinent.i alt;irat'iv an.d t'\ ii,l
places taught us additional ialuc,' lhii.h h :tI ,. ir...lti. !
cial progress.
At lloll\\\ okd ciincllli in Kli ill\ lt .l.le \I Ik lhi.i li,'
care'-taikcr naimedli B er. became a. n u11 ntMlldt ,.'\ iact-.H 't ..
ouing adimirers of \ arious skill,. li \e \ B'ei dlic,.d
in his \hite short pants. sports shirt. A. cliicga le danglhtlni a:
the side of his lips, his silence and sitrn ino nonss, .1111 .i
tude to us which suddenly changed to jokes .und sittle'. his
wild uncombed hair, his beer drinking and interest in the op-
posite sex, kept us attentive.
We watched as Beer would sometimes carefully create 'iis o\\ n
poster for a film by tearing and cutting posters from other films.
then the way he wrote an adjective or adverb in italics to enhance
his compositions.
Beer made the first modern collages I ever ,saw: here was a
humble proletarian artist naturally in tune with his nation's nmod-
ern necessities. Should Beer only ha\c been interested in the Ori-
ental Art of his ancestry?
Not to us or him. Beer in fact \\;as using ta modern art Iormi
called collage, which represented the essence of our local society
that is made from diverse cultural fragments pul together harmoni-
He had become a truly modern Guyanese with the help of
cinema's influence, and we as young onlookers became his
students in tune with Guyana's future.

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Wanng hi ancn iftyurwtc itot o*ntcig SHw

HOW easy is it to swipe
someone's watch from their
wrist? As the White House
denies George Bush had his
timepiece lifted while on
walkabout, we take some ex-
pert advice.
We all look at signs warn-
inc about pickpockets and like
t) think "not me". Only 1he na-
i;e put ithir ial let l in .a hick

nwho specialises in picking poc.
li l \'.arch ,,' t,!l \ ', \l-.I \ i llton l
,iH6 i ilotli I ,. all a qtlt",1 ll
of ditraction.
"1 use m+Iaoic and nii,,direc-.
tion to hide the evidence," says
sta-e magician Michael Gee,
who specialists in picking poc:.-
As he demonstrates his
watch-lifting skills for the Maga-
/ine in a bustling High St in
London. it's soon obvious that
some watches are easier to take
than others. Loosely-worn a-
dies' watches with old leather'
straps are simple. Any watch
with a plastic strap, or one that
is new and stillff prove more of
a challenge.
Watches with metal

bracelets are not easily do-
able. And there is one sure
way to avoid your watch be-
ing snaffled pick a Velcro
strap, or some other fabric
fastening device. A ripping
sound is harder for a magi-
cian or pickpocket to mask
than surreptitiously undoing
a buckle.

the same coin that pickpockets
Gee. who has been practis-
ing magic since lie was six. does
a simple trick involving placing
sponge balls in the victim's
hands. Not only are the\ dis-
tracted. but the trick gi\es Gee
an excuse to hold his \ictim,'
,i'i ;t>.

pulling it the other way. un-
hooking it and removing it, al-
most with a pinching motion.
The watch is later returned to

the makers of Hustle and Real
Hustle, says spiriting a watch
away is a skill that requires lots
of practice to build up dexter-

PRESIDENT George Bush meets and greets and gets his
watch stolen

/ .

MAGICIANS give the watches back, pickpockets are not
so kind.

Misdirection is the key for
magicians. an artlul form of dis-
ir.clion that's the other side of

He refuses to divulge the ex-
act method he uses but the trick
involves using the middle finger
to pull the strap out of the loop
and with one smooth motion.

its owner, usually possessing a
face shot with astonishment.
Of 20 victims who volun-
teer to see a magic trick, only
two notice that any attempt is
being made. One woman fails to
notice a valuable watch, given as
a present. leaving her wrist.
while a man doesn't see his
timepiece's departure despite
the pronounced tan line under-

F-ellow magician .James
l-reed man. \\iho has advised on
the sel of Roman Polanski'
Oli\er Twist and also helped

ity. He can steal watches.
cufflinks, belts and even
people's glasses off their faces.
"'Iere are skills that are com-
mon to pickpockets and magicians.
a body of psychological tools that
is a common denominator.
"What the guys on the
street do is to look for natural
distractions. Someone will walk

in front of vou. the blocker will
walk slowly to slow you
lie agrees that Velcro straps
are the hardest to crack.
"If you don't have some
background noise the w\\ ill hear
it. When I'C e tra\ell'ed around
the' \a i pl e a \\ oi n ho ';"a

p\ iched' '.\.lit at L' 'don's victoriaa
station.claimingito be shon-sighted
and asking which train was comining
to plaltfonn one.
Pickpockets also look for
those who react to signs warn-
ing of their presence. "As soon
as you see that sign, you tap
your wallet." Freedman says.
So the next time some-
body makes a transparent at-
tempt to divert your atten-
tion, watch out.


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K 171.._.1 E[-I"m IFaw a 'M,

Atianafint Director

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Managing Director.

The incumbent will be required to plan. direct and organize tihe activities of the Company in order to meet
the projected demand for water countywide and ensure a safe and efficient sewerage system.

0 SiStrong leadership andimnagcmi n! skills

0 t( iapactl\ lito co-ordinate d i ner' e inctlion,,

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0 \ Ma-a.ters' Degree in anm\ Social Science or other rcleh\ant discipline plus ten (H14 years
experience at a senior IExecuti\ c Manigemcicnt Ic\ el.


The rcinioncralion is negoiiahle but dCpen'entl upon sk ils! .and .c\peinc.e

Interested persons shooiuld subnlit then .ip plicalhon \ii iiio' iciuimIu. itI o lith Pienlaneit Secre'tail\.
\1inisti ofllousing and \\ateir. 237 ,nt' p trcct t., ,o l :..i l \ 1 \l' !uiiI-, ,on ori hclre .ln 1 .
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Jliune I2. "00


A vacancy exists at our Adventure Depot, Essequibo
(a) .A valid driver' licence for T'actor and Lorry
and five (5) years relevant experience
(b) A sound secondary education.
(c) A recent Pot'ce Clearance

The successful applicant wili be required, among
other things to: -
I Operate Rigid/Articulated Road Tank Wagons.
delivering various grades of petroleum products !n
bulk to Service Stations, Consumer Outlets and
other Customers;

2. ,Load Tank Wagons and ensure that grades and
quantitIes of fuel loaded are in agreement with
invoiced quantities.
3 To observe safety laws and regulations pertaining
to transport and delivery of fuel
Applications must be submitted to the AdmiristratI1v
Manager, The Guyana Oil Company Limited, 166
Waterloo Street, South Cummingsburg Georgetown,
not later than Juno 22, 20-l.-

Sunday Chronicle June 17, 2007




OCCASIONALLY, topics in the field of dentistry are discussed and new ideas are venti- I
lated at international fora.
I have attended several international learning activities over the years but I distinctly recall a
few years ago for example, leading dentists in Europe met at the first European Workshop on
Periodontology to update themselves on the latest on periodontal (gum) disease.
Some of what came out of that activity was examined.
Periodontal diseases which is commonly called gum disease and which is the principal cause of
tooth loss, represent inflammatory lesions mediated by host-parasite interaction in loss of connec-
tive tissue fiber attachment to the root surface.
Since the cause- effect relationship has been established between the accumulations of bacterial
plaque on the teeth and the development of gingivitis, there is no doubt that plaque is the essential I
factor for initiation of periodontal inflammation and disease.
If plaque is allowed to
accumulate for prolonged
periods of time, it will ma- I V I
dictable pattern. This matu-
ration process may in many, : I q 1 I
but not in all individuals,
lead to progression of some lesions from a localized to a chronic inflammatory response,
the response is characteristic of adult periodontitis.
Local factors, for example, oral hygiene standards, tooth anatomy and position, and the pres-
ence of fillings with and without overhanging margins may influence the maturation process of
plaque by changing the ecological conditions in the sub gingival environment.
Changing conditions in the eco-system may influence the colonization of specific bacteria. So,
your diet has a strong bearing on your oral health status. In some societies, the population has
relatively healthy mouths, not because they observe good oral hygiene, but simply because of
type of food commonly eaten.
Systemic factors, such as hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty and in diabetes, and
impairment in the immune status (AIDS etc.) may also affect the rate of progression of gum dis-
I ease.
Finally, smoking habits and stress have also been discussed as possible factors of influence. I
While smoking is known to certainly affect the health of the gums, it has not been actually proven
that stress causes gum disease.
Chronic adult periodontitis is obviously a disease with a multifactorial cause and may I
be considered as an opportunistic infection. As opposed to classical infection, the germs are
associated in low proportions with the type of organisms' characteristic for healthy tissue
If a change in the ecological environment in the mouth occurs favoring the disease producing I
bacteria, opportunity is given to those germs capable of eliciting the disease process.
Treatment of an opportunistic infection is, therefore, not only directed at the elimination of an
infectious agent but rather, at the alteration of the ecological niche, thereby reducing the propor- I
tion of pathogenic bacteria below the individual's threshold for disease.
It is with this concept in mind that diagnoses of different conditions were discussed.
Consequently, it was envisaged that a certain degree of periodontitis may even be consid-
ered normal in certain patients.
Based in part on age of the patient, four categories were suggested. These are: gingivitis, adult
periodontitis, early on-set periodontitis and necrotising periodontitis.
Each of these conditions do not in general terms cause patients to panic as they may not cause
significant discomfort like say a toothache.
But the overall picture indicates that it is the single most threatening disease for teeth. I
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Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

Supernumerary Constables

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. is seeking to employ
Supernumerary Constables to work at its Head Office and other
location within Georgetown.


A Sound Secondary Education
AValid.Police Clearance
Two (2) references are required
Military ,Police experience is an asset

An attractive compensation package inclusive of cont ibutory
pension and medical scheme along with other benefits await the
successful candidate.

Send written Application & CVno later than 29th, June 2007 to:

The Recruitment Officer
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate. East Coast Demerara
Tel: (592) 2226030-41
Fax. (592) 222 6048


Sunday Chronicle June 17, 2007

Page LX



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 Procurement Act
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 I cash fee of $15,000 for
each project listed above.

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

1. June 12t 2007 for Project #: MoH 04/2007
2. June 19'",. 2007 for Project #: MoH 05/2007
3. June 19'" 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' represent-',,es
who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9 am

1. June 12t"', 2007 for project # MoH 04/07
2. June 19`'2007 for project #s: MoH 05/07
3. June 19'" 2007 for project #: MoH 06/07.
All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as stated in the
Bidding 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 (upor, presentation of receipt
from Ministry of Health, see#3 above)
Ms. Sasha Singh
Materials Management Unit, Ministry of Health
Lot 1 Mudflat, Kingston, Georgetown
Tel 22 69351, Fax 22 57767, E mail: mmumohj@gr ,i

9. For Bid Submission and Bid opening (see#6 al-
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administrat'on
Western Building)
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Street.
Georgetown, Guyana

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surgery themselves

breast implants using personal photos is
unsafe and degrading, say UK cosmetic
The implants are paid for by male "benefactors" who, for a
fee, can access the women's personal profiles, pictures and contact
Myfreeimplants claims any woman over 18 is eligible to join
for surgery.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)
says this is frightening and potentially dangerous.
It is urging women not to use the service, after learning of UK
women who have joined the US website.
The website says women can use aliases, but insists that they
include photos of themselves, which it says is "one of the key
components towards achieving your goals."
Once women have uploaded their personal details, which should
include a list of their physical attributes, such as hair and eye colour,
the website says women can have a one-on-one chat online with
benefactors and sell them "personal items or gifts and more..."
One British woman listed on the website who calls herself Mor-
gan claims to have raised 3,700 from benefactors for her E-cup
Consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS President Douglas
McGeorge said: "This is a wholly inappropriate way to proceed
with what should be a serious decision made by a fully informed
"The site's promise that there are 'no right or wrong' cases is
frightening clearly there is no proper medical assessment of can-
didates, which at best could lead to disappointment, at worst, to
someone's health being endangered."
Adam Searle, consultant plastic surgeon and former presi-
dent of the BAAPS, said: "This is really quite shocking. The
invitation for women to post suggestive photos, sell personal
items and chat with strangers over the Internet in exchange
for a breast augmentation is just plain degrading."


over violent


Entertainment giant Sony has apologised to the Church
of England for using Manchester cathedral as a backdrop
to one of its violent computer games.
Senior Anglicans demanded the removal of
"'Resistance: Fall of Man", because of a shoot-out inside
the cathedral.
In a statement, Sony said the company "sincerely
apologised" for causing any offence, but added they
believed "they had sought all necessary permissions".
The Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend Rogers
Govender, thanked Sony. (BBC) ____

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Russian men are risking death by drinking aftershave and
cleaning agents, a study has suggested.
UK researchers estimated that half of all deaths in working
age men in the country are due to hazardous drinking.
The products, which also include herbal tinctures sold in
pharmacies, are widely available, cheap and contain up to 97%
alcohol, the Lancet study says.
It was found that they contain very few toxins but are deadly
simply because of the extreme alcohol levels.
Russian men have an "exceptionally low" life expectancy
of 59 years, compared with 72 years for women.
Men of working age are three-and-a-half times more
likely to die than men in Britain.
Past studies have shown levels of alcohol consumption
among the Russian population, where spirits such as vodka are
popular, are high.
But the team at the London School of Hygiene and Tropi-
cal Medicine wanted to take into account non-beverage alco-
They looked at 1,750 deaths in men aged 25 to 54 years in
2003 and 2005 in lzhevsk, a typical Russian city in the West-
ern Ural region.
Family members were interviewed about the drinking hab-
its of the deceased.
High mortality
Hazardous drinking classed as excessive consumption of
regular drinks such as beer, wine and spirits or drinking of non-
beverage alcohol was found to cause 43% of deaths.
Men who drank heavily or who drank non-beverage al-
cohol, were six times more likely to die than similar men
who did not drink at all or did not have a drinking prob-
who spe-
drank non-
a alcohol
were nine
times more
likely to

L c a d
Leon said: "We're talking about things like eau de cologne and
aftershave which are widely available at kiosks and cheaper be-
cause they are not subject to excise duty.
"The important work we have done is the toxicology and
with many of these products all that's in them is water and
ethanol and something to make them smell a bit people are
dying because of the concentration of alcohol in a cheap. readily
available form.
"They should be more strictly regulated."
He said the toll might be even higher as his work only con-
centrated on men who lived with their families.
Andrew McNeill. director of the Institute of Alcohol Stud-
ies said there was a problem with heavy drinking in Eastern
Europe in general.
"it has fluctuated in Russia under Communism. alcohol
was the only thing people could afford.
"Gorbachev tried to sober everyone up but he couldn't su,-
lain it."
He added that rapid economic development in recent years
may have added to the social problems which often underlie
heavy drinking.
"In Western countries, there's a link between alcohol and
health inequalities.
"We don't find much more heavy drinking in poorer popu-
lations but morbidity and mortality tends to be higher because
it compounds other problems."
Dr Jurgen Rehm from the Centre for Addiction and
Mental Health, Toronto, Canada, said that many factors
might have affected death rates in Russia during the time
covered by the study, with non-beverage alcohol "highly
,unlikely to be.the main contributor".

US town set to ban

Town attorney Ted Ayo said
the ordinance expands on the
existing state indecent expo-
sure law by adding underwear
to the list of forbidden expo-
"This is a new ordinance
that deals specifically with sag-
ging pants," Mr Ayo said. "It's
about showing off your under-
wear in public."
A mayor in the US state of
Louisiana says he will sign into
law a proposal to make wear-
ing saggy trousers an act of in-
decent exposure.
Delcambre town council

and just wearing a dress."
Some residents say the or-
dinance targets blacks, as low-
slung trousers are fashionable
among hip hop fans.
Mr Broussard denied it was
racially motivated.
"White people wear sag-
ging pants, too," he said.

unanimously passed the ordi-
nance earlier this week making
it a crime to wear trousers that
show underwear.
"If you expose your private
parts, you'll get a fine" of
US$500 (254) Mayor Carol
Broussard said.
Offenders will also risk up
to six months in jail.
Speaking of people who
wear saggy trousers, Mr
Broussard told the Associated
Press news agency: "They're
better off taking the pants off



^ .allinternaUinal calls

PageII, ,

Su4lay.Chmroncle June_,.1, 07,,

Guyana Chror

Five of the world's natural wonders have ..

been nominated for inclusion on the UN

World Heritage List

A biodiversity-rich rainforest in Madagascar and Tenerife's volcanic landscape are among the sites favoured by the World
Conservation Union (IUCN).
A total of 37 natural and cultural sites will be considered by the UN World Heritage Committee.
The committee will make its final decision at its annual meeting, which begins on 23 June in New Zealand.
The prestigious list, co-ordinated by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), was set up to ensure the
long-term protection of globally important cultural and natural sites. JEJU volcanic island, Korea
The five locations selected for consideration by the IUCN, an official advisory body to Unesco, are:
South China Karst: described as being unrivalled for the diversity of its karst features a unique underground landscape formed by
water eroding limestone and marble rocks
Rainforests of Atsinanana, Madagascar: home to a unique array of species, 80-90% of which are only found on the island nation.
Deforestation has destroyed more than 90% of the original forest
Jeju volcanic island, Korea: includes a shield volcano that is about 1.2 million years old, and an "impressive and significant"
system of lava tubes (underground tunnels formed by lava flows)
Primeval beech forests, eastern Europe: found in Slovakia and Ukraine, the woodlands are "an outstanding example of undisturbed,
complex temperate forests"
Teide National Park, Spain: situated on the island of' Tenerife. the park was nominated for its "mature, slow-moving and geologi-
cally complex volcanic system"
The IUCN will also pro-
pose that the committee con-
siders taking action to improve
the level of protection for ex-
isting World Heritage sites that
have been identified as being
at risk.
These include the Galapagos
Islands, where the number of Teide National Park, Spain
tourists have increased to more
than 120,000 per year a three-
fold increase over the past 16
The islands were made a
World Heritage Site 30 years ago
for their unique plant and animal . '

FPtWnilf Pot Cntrf i-'

e June 17, 2007 XI

scared oak barrels used in aging Demerara rums.

A model of the Coffey Still introduced in rum making in Guyana in 1832 and still in use.

NEW and innovative packaging of single barrel rums, destined for the international market





By Clifford Stanley

The Demerara Rum Heritage
Centre recently launched by
Demerara Distilleries Lim-
ited (DDL) is being developed
as a museum which celebrates
the history of rum making in
Guyana by taking visitors on
a journey in time from the
early days of production in
1732 to the present.
The Demerara Rum Heritage
Centre is located at DDL's Com-
plex at Diamond East Bank
Demerara and showcases equip-
ment used in the production of
rum from the beginnings at Port
Mourant Estate in 1732 to date
and is open to the public on re-
"Demerara Rum is regarded
as the best rum in the world and
the history of rum making in
Guyana is one of which all
Guyanese can be proud," Carl
Kanto, DDL Chemist and Cura-
tor at the Museum told
The exhibits range from
equipment, and models of equip-
ment used in rum making from
the 18th century to date, and
display the evolution of the tech-
nology used in making Guyana's
international award winning
Many exhibits are actual
equipment which had been used
on estates up to the 1940s and
were discarded and which have
been spruced up to give visitors
an idea as to how the rum pro-
duction process has developed
over the years, Kanto explained.
They range from the old-
time one-at-a-time batch produc-
tion of rum stills to the technol-
ogy of continuous production
stills which were developed in
recent years.
Among the major exhibits
are the Coffey Still first built in
1832 and still being operated and
maintained by DDL to produce
its single barrel aged rums with
the attractive aroma and flavor
which has won many interna-
tional awards for years in suc-
Experts credit the aroma
and fruity flavor of rums such
as the twelve year old and the
fifteen year old Demerara
Eldorado rums to the original
wooden Coffey Still in which
they are blended.
The old wooden coffey.

made of green heart wood, con-
tinues t$ be used in the produc-
tion process to this day. This is
the last operating still of its kind
in the world today, and rum con-
noisseurs attribute the unique-
ness ofj the Demerara rums, to
this still, Kanto said.
In addition, the distillery
makes use of a wooden pot
still for the production of the
very aromatic, flavorful, heavy
rums that are widely sought
the woili over. This still is
again the last operating of its
kind in the world, and the re-
sultant rum, is so very distinc-
tive that rum experts opined
that it is' the wood of the still
that leqds the flavours and
congeners to the rums.
There is also the Savalle Still
built around the same time
which is an exhibit in the Centre
as another important heritage as-
set in the history of rum produc-
,tion in Guyana'.
Kanto said that the technol-
ogy of rum production had
changed but the method of pro-
duction of Demerara rum re-
mained the same as it was done
three hundred years ago.
The unique and traditional
production process of these
Demerara rums have made them
award winners several years in
a row, Kanto said.
These include the
Eldorado range such as the 15
year old special, the twelve
year and five year olds, the
superior white rum, golden
rums, cream liqeurs and the
chocolate cream liqeur.
"The whole idea of our open-
ing the Heritage Centre is to en-
able Guyanese to go back in time
and look back at our long and
proud history of rum production
in Guyana. We want to show and
tell our young people where we
came from," Kanto said.
Exhibits at the air condi-
tioned Museum/Heritage Centre
also includes former products
produced by the DDL and now
no longer in production.
Bottles of Old Kaie Whisky.
the 12 year old President Spe-
cial. the Carambola Liqeur pro-
vide interesting contrasts with
the innovations in packaging
which have been made since they
went out of production.
Newer exhibits include well
packaged single barrel rums.
aged in oak barrels and placed in

attractively shled bottles with
labels in both English and Span-
Other exhibits include pho-
tographs of the processes used
in batch and continuous rum
production and other events of
historical interest to the DDL.
The museum also includes an
Amphitheatre which is used to
show films of the process of dis-
tillation of rum from the by
product of molasses.
"The purpose of the
amphitheatre is to show visitors
how its done without taking
them onto the production floor."
Kanto said.
The Heritage Centre has
been accommodating visitors
since its opening two months
ago. he said. adding that inter-
ested persons can contact DDL
Staff Ms Nayara Singh at 265-
Kanto said that the DDL
objective is not merely to pre-
serve historical assets of runm
production but also to make
the museum a tourist attrac-
tion where people can visit,
can sample rums and other
products; to add a new dimen-
sion to tourism.
Kanto said that the DDL
envisages a time when one after-
noon each week can be desig-
nated as Open afternoon and
visitors can sample the various
rums and other products for a
small fee.
He stressed that the Heri-
tage Centre is a work in progress
and he appealed to members of
the public who have any item of
relevance to the history of rum
production to donate this mate-
rial to make the museum more
He said that DDL is inter-
ested in items such as bottles of
products which were made years
ago but are no longer in produc-
Stuff like those Old Russian
Bear rum bottles, bottles of the
President Speciat 12 year old,
things like these that will help us
to make a clearer presentation
of our proud history of rum
He said that DDL wifl ac-
knowedge these donations by
placing the aaes of the do-
nors on the exhibits very
much like bow it is done on
exhiblis donated le tde Na-

PageX V.

us gay chanici e 2000

wMan in black'

fights for Cameroon apes

BUSH meat is openly for sale across Cameroon.

year-old, fast-
talking Israeli,
is a man with a
mission to save endangered
animals in Cameroon's rich
equatorial forest.
Known as "the man in
black" because of his sartorial
tastes, he slept inside the cage
of the first sick chimpanzee he
rescued from poachers and
nursed it back to life.
He has succeeded in send-
ing scores of wildlife criminals
to jail and shows no sign of
"I arrived in Cameroon four
years ago to write an article
about the extinction of endan-
gered animals I still haven't
finished that'article," he told the
BBC News website.
A 1994 wildlife law prohib-
its the sale or trafficking in en-

dangered animal species includ-
ing chimpanzees, elephants, go-
rillas and lions.
Until Mr Drori arrived
and created The Last Great
Ape Organisation (Laga),
nobody had ever been
prosecuted for violating that
That has all changed now.
An average of two people a
month are now either arrested,
imprisoned or fined for violat-
ing the wildlife law.

'Spy network'
Laga spokesman Gudmia
Vincent Mfonfu said that 3,000
gorillas, 400 chimpanzees and
4,000 elephants are killed each
year for commercial purposes in
Cameroon and neighboring
"If repressive measures
are not taken to control com-
mercial hunting, we risk los-
ing these animals in 10, 15
years," he said.
Laga uses a nationwide web
of "spies" to carry out sting op-
erations, during which sus-
pected wildlife criminals are
cornered, arrested and pros-
The "spies" sometimes
have to pose as buyers or traf.
fickers to help catch the
criminals red-handed so they
get enough evidence to use
against them in court.
"It is dangerous work

sometimes." Mr Drori admits
but adds that someone has to
do it.
Though a wildlife enforce-
ment agency. Laga still needs the
support of the police and offi-
cials of the ministry of wildlife
and forestry to carry out its
A police officer, who works

gered species but he says, smil-
ing. that "ignorance is no de-
fence against the law".

Well prepared
Mr Drori says he has been
offered bribes many times by
cornered criminals who will do
anything to avoid jail.
"We never accept bribes, no

OFIR Drori says protecting animals can be dangerous work.

with the .animal rights
organisation, says that wildlife
criminals are just like any oth-
ers and sometimes "make silly
He adds that some poach-
ers, especially in rural areas,
claim they do not know it is
against the law to deal in endan-

matter the amount," he says.
Laga recently collaborated
with local wildlife and forestry
officials to arrest four poachers
with six leopard skins.
Grace Mbah, from the
wildlife ministry said they
Please turn to page XVI


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

"r GPR 12-70X High Accuracy General Purpose refractometer &
AA-10R Automatic Digital Polat-imete. Bid closes 21" June at

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

Materials Management Department
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910, 3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322


Alternatively the separate tender documents can be can be
downloaded from GUYSUCO's website at
and picking on "Invitations To Tender"
wwa *C0co


Cadbury has pleaded
guilty to three
offences under food
and hygiene regulations in
connection with a salmonella
scare last summer.
Birmingham City Council
alleged the firm put "unsafe"
chocolate on the market for a
period in 2006, which led to one
million bars being recalled.
Thirty people were af-
fected, the Health Protection
Agency said.
Cadbury will be sentenced
for the offences at Birmingham
Crown Court on 13 July.
Anthony Scrivener QC, en-
tered the pleas on behalf of the
firm during a 10-minute hearing
at Birmingham Magistrates'
'30m bill'
The company said the bill'
for dealing with the contamina-
tion may reach 30m.
Birmingham City Council is
responsible for enforcing health
and safety laws at Cadbury's
plant in Bournville.
Mr Scrivener told the court
that although certain facts in the
case were still in dispute,


Cadbury accepted its responsi-
bility and was pleading guilty to
the charges.
He added that they had
already spent 20m on im-
Cadbury was accused of
putting contaminated chocolates
on the market between 19 Janu-
ary and 10 March last year.
Other charges include
the firm failing to immedi-
ately inform relevant au-
thorities about potential dan-
gers and failing to identify
"hazards" posed by the sal-
monella contamination.
Separately Herefordshire
Council is also prosecuting the
company over the state of its
factory near Leominster where
the bars originated.
The charges include not
keeping a drainage pipe and
roof vents in good repair, not
permitting adequate cleaning of
. the premises, inadequate drain-
age facilities, and not carrying
out proper cleaning of the con-
veyors or storage silos.
Each of the six offences car-
ries a maximum penalty of an
unlimited fine and/or two years'

The company is due to ap-
pear before Herefordshire Mag-
istrates on 24 July.

'We have
In a statement released after
the hearing in Birmingham,
Cadbury said: "MstakEnly, we did
not believe that there was a threat
to health and thus any requirement
to report the incident to the au-
thorities we accept that this ap-
proach was inconect.
"Quality has always been
at the heart of our business,
but the process we followed
in the UK in this instance
was unacceptable.
"We have apologised for
this and do so again today."
'The processes that led to this
failure cease from June last year
and wi never bereinstated."
They added that it was in-
appropriate to comment on the
second set of charges brought
by Herefordshire Council.
A major review of global
health and safety procedures
has since taken place. (BBC)





The Cooperative Republic of Guyana (GROC) has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) of US$22.5 million towards the cost of implementing the Agricultural Support Services Programme
(ASSP). The primary objective of the Programme is to raise rural incomes by increasing the efficiency of
agricultural production in the coastal plain of Guyana.

The Government of Guyana has established a Programme Executing Unit (PEU) within the Ministry of
Agriculture which is responsible for the implementation of the Programme.

The Ministry of Agriculture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to-fill the following positions in
the PEU:

(a) Senior Civil Engineer(1)
(b) Procurement Manager (1)
The detailed Terms of References (TOR's) for the positions are available front the office o the Permanent
Secretary. Ministry of Agriculture. at the address given below as from June 04. 2007 iduiring norma; working
hours (08:00 h to 16:00 h. Monday to Friday).

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


'treats depression'

It may make the stomach turn, but scientists in Norway suggest that taking a spoonful of
cod liver oil each day could stave off depression.
In a study of almost 22,000 people aged over 40, those who regularly took the oil were less
likely to suffer depression than those who did not
The study in the Journal of Affective Disorders also suggested the longer one took it, the less
depressed one became.
The oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are linked to various benefits.
Children's brains are said to be boosted by Omega-3s, which have also ee claimed to
reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and cancer, although some stnies have cast duat
on this.

Other factors
In this latest claim, scientists said a spoonful of cod liver oil could reduce the risk of depres-
sion by as much as 30%.
Depressive symptoms among cod liver oil users was 2.5%, compared to 3.8% in the rest of
the population.
The researchers looked at 21,835 people aged between 40-49 and 70-74 across
Norway between 1997 and 1999.
When compiling their report, they said they also took into account other factorswhich could
impact upon depression, including age. gender, whether one smoked, drank coffee or alcohol, as
well as levels of education and physical activity.
Professor David Kendall said given that fish oil seems to improve cardiovascular health, it may
not be that surprising to learn that healthier people are less depressed.
He did not rule out the idea that fish oil could directly impact poa kpmssMio, bt he
did warn that socido-economic factors did not appear to have been taken hle account in the
study. Richer people, he said, tend to be healthier and have less deprssion.
In the UK, there is growing momentum behind finding alternative treatments for depression,.
amid mounting concern that too many people are being given prescription.drags such as Prozac
after being diagnosed.
Over 31 million such prescriptions were issued in 2006 a 6% rise on the previous






Pakistan's first and only television chat show hosted by
a transvestite is being taken off air after falling foul of
the state censor, the host says.
Ali Saleem, who dresses up as Begum Nawazish Ali
for the show, said its last broadcast will be on 1 July.
The popular late night programme features politicians
and celebrities in frank conversations.
It is believed to have aggravated feelings in the army
with its remarks about the military.
to pressure
from the cell-
sors, Ali
Saleem told
the BBC: "My
show was be-
ing slaugh- t
tered and the
channel was
helpless to do
a in y t h i n g
about it."
He said
that some members of the army were particularly of-
fended that the character of Begum Nawazish Ali is sup-
oaoamv onhe the widow of e1 py
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Sunday Chronicle June 17. 2007

'Man in black'

From page II
would soon be charged.
She says Laga has made a big difference. especially by pro\ id-
ing evidence for prosecutions.
"They are doing a wonderful job and I say more power to their
But not everyone is impressed with the work Mr Drori's wild-
life law enforcement outfit is doing, least of all poachers and bush
meat traders.
Laga "spies". police officials, and eco-guards have been attacked.
"This is part of the work... you must be able to face risk,"
said a female "agent" who has twice been attacked by poach-
Yaounde Housewife Fankem Doris says she will continue buy-
ing and eating bush meat whatever happens.
"If it is well prepared. I will eat it." said. explaining that it tastes
far better than beef or imported chicken.
She says Laga should stop trying to end an age-old tradition
and adds the campaign will never succeed.
Another woman, though. has changed her eating habits.
"I no longer eat bush meat. no matter the type of animal and
that is thanks to Laga."

International network
Those involved in the lucrative ivory trade include high level
government officials, Americans and Chinese nationals.
Some are just too big for Laga's "spies" to carry out sting op-
erations,to arrest.
A number of military officials have however been arrested
for dealing in banned animal species and that could never have
happened before Laga was created.
Laga also recently helped dismantle an international network
of ivory traffickers that extended from Cameroon to Hong Kong.
"Wildlife criminals are getting sophisticated in their tactics but
we. are making life very difficult for them," Mr Drori says wryly.
Buf why did he stop writing about human rights violations
across Africa to concentrate on animals rights?
MrtDrori replies with an example from his homeland.
In! Israel, we had a river, called the river of crocodiles. There
uare no' onger any crocodites,there now," he says.
' "We now take our children there and tell them we used to.
call this crocodile river but they have since been killed. The
same thing will happen to animals in Africa if nobody fights
to protect them." (BBC).

Gay bomb?

-US military pondered love not war

The US military investigated building a
"gay bomb", which would make enemy
soldiers "sexually irresistible" to each
other, government papers say.
Other weapons that never saw the light of day include one to
make soldiers obvious by their bad breath.
The US defence department considered various non-lethal
chemicals meant to disrupt enemy discipline and morale.
The 1994 plans were for a six-year project costing $7.5m, but
they were never pursued.
The US Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.
sought Pentagon funding for research into what it called "ha-
rassing, annoying and 'bad guy'-identifying chemicals".
The plans were obtained under the US Freedom of Information
by the Sunshine Project. a group which monitors research into
chemical and biological weapons.

'Who? Me?'
The plan for a so-called "love bomb" envisaged an aphrodisiac
chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behaviour
among troops, causing what the military called a "distasteful but
completely non-lethal" blow to morale.
Scientists also reportedly considered a "sting me/attack me"
chemical weapon to attract swarms of enraged wasps or angry rats
towards enemy troops.
A substance to make the skin unbearably sensitive lo sun-
light was also pondered.
Another.idea was to develop a chemical causing "severe and
lasting halitosis", so that enemy forces would be obvious even when
they tried to blend in with civilians.
In a variation on that idea, researchers pondered a "Who? Me?"
bomb, which would simulate flatulence in enemy ranks.
Indeed, a- "Who? Me?" device had been under consideration

1- _-

THE unconventional proposals were made by the US Air

since 1945, the government papers say.
However, researchers concluded that the premise for such
a device was fatally flawed because "people in many areas of
the world do not find faecal odour offensive, since they smell
it on a regular basis".
Captain Dan McSweeney of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Di-
rectorate at the Pentagon said the defence department receives "lit-
erally hundreds" of project ideas, but that "none of the systems
described in that [1994] proposal have been developed".
He told the BBC: "It's important to point out that only
those proposals which are deemed appropriate, based on strin-
gent human effects, legal, and international treaty reviews are
considered for development or acquisition."


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under mentioned vacancy.'

S'.provide long-term financial planning services to senior management and to ensure the efficient
admiinistration 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:
i ". ontnbutes 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 andpractices are in place to effectively manage financial aspects
of the organizations..
Interprets organizational policy as pertains to the financial/accounting function, as needed to
ensure that all policies are adhered to.
t. Reviews and analyses financial statements, cash flows for continuous improvement to the
Chief Executive Officer.
Submits business reports and recommendation for continuous improvements to the
SChef Executive Officer.
Sl. raises with auditors.'
S* '".n .,ge in- preparation and presentation of operating budgets, financial forecasts, financial
S :po.r and ,)mier monthly reports to the Chief Executive Officer regarding all Finance acttvijes
.n i e'I rne ,l .. r
' Qualifications:
" 'ACCA acredtation
Bache;or ', Degree i:', AcCountLg wouid be considered an asset
A. t i ast three (3) vears' experience supervising the accounting 'Lnctio is in a finance
r' ' partiment.
nt rested persons should submit applications with CV and two recent references
The Chief Executive Officer

S108 Regent Street, Bourda, Georgetown-
Closing Date June 22, 2007 -


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.

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 -d English.

At least three (3) years' motor cycle lice ce holder.

Interested persons should submit application vith CV and two recent refences

to the:

The Chief Executive 0 er

108 Regent Street, B lia, Georgetown
Closing Date June 22, 07



4%.- 1



'rnday Chronicle June 17, 2007




BARCELONA (Reuters) -
Mlore good news for drinkers
)- imbibing regularly may
hal e your risk of developing
rheumatoid arthritis,
according to scientists.
N\ .', escarchl prcsentcd .it
. pnniiail Europeain C'onro 's,

tPr ious studies ia% c

indicated alcohol ma. also
have a beneficial role in heart
disease, stroke, some forms
of cancer and perhaps
Henrik Kallhberg of the
Karolinsk' a Institute11 i
Sltockhloli m s;aid hi' s r .c' a .'l
t.11 L ,I IIi' ii i hl l 'L ,'

of 2.075 .SwrLdces \ithi an d

%\Ia hout the crippling joint
disold) LICI.
Although more work is
needed to unravel the
science behind the
connection, Kallberg said it
was likely that alcohol
suppressed the immune
" stem I and ldamiped down the
iina nnia .ioi-2 |r-'e ,s hehiii(d

,1ll I .l o l t t ^ _ic ",:||Ull h s
Icc b.',;c s %\." l fie s" IJ

-Tore K\ ien, pre.'sident of lhe
LLEurIpe an 1 .CIgIue .A-,gii;1n-
Ri'iihunalinl s.aid i theta I1ndind g
\\Cere I' r inleireslin g but
n1.d.ed to be" confirmed b\ other
studies. and he \ warned e\cessi\ e
Drinking caused Ia nillnber of
other iiicLdical problems.

Riii 111'ii 1 d ; "i ',,i.2 i '

Il11 alTci1 ino-e lWiha 20
miillion people \,orldhidu.

Willi ,. as tuh o btligterrit. a nmd" h

k man tastes a red wine in a file photo. More good news for drinkers imbibing regularly
nay halve your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to scientists.
REUTERS/Ina Fassbender)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill
the vacant position of


Applicants must possess a Diploma in Public or Mass
Communication or a related discipline plus at least five (5) years
experience at a senior editorial level.

The salary and conditions of employment are negotiable.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names
and addresses of two referees and must be marked
Vacancy for SENIOR REPORTER and should be addressed to
Company Secretary
PO Box # 10120

and should reach not later than June 22, 2007.

t.152'007. 4 12 PM

Co-operative Republic of Guyana

229 South Road, Lacytown

1. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce invites sealed bids from
eligible and qu :iifl-d bidders for the supply and delivery of the following:

1. Ten (10) Computers. PC Workstations
2 Ten (10) Printers. Desktop Printers

2. Bidding '. : be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCR)
procedures. specified in ;, Procurement Act 2003. and is open to bhrd, c, in

3. interested eligible bidders may obtain further information. clarification.
examine and r, ,' bid documents from Mr. R Ganesh. Ministry of Tourism
Industry and Commerce. 229 South Road Lacytown. Georqetown from Monday
to Thursday 9:00h to 16:30h and Friday 9:00h to 15.30h.

4. Qualifications requirements include: (1) Documentary evidence of currently
being in business of supplying Office Equipment, and with at least two (2) or
more years experience, (2) After sales services is required, (3)Provide
warranty, one year warranty, (4) Valid NIS and GRA Certificates.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents relating to the supply of Computers
and Printers to the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, 229 South
Road Lacytown. Georgetown, may be uplifted by interested bidders upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of S3,000.00 (G$). The Bidding Documents
should be deposited in the tender box at the following address: Chairman,
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address stated above not later than 9h on July
3' 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be
rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at 9:00h on July 3. 2007.

7. All bids shall be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of $60.000.00

8. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce reserves the right to reject
any or all Tenders without assigning reasons.

Willet Hamilton
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Tourism, Industry & Commerce


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Ci mS l mni ..- Ch -h 1 -7 /'


A wonin vhio ripped off her ex-hoiN friend's testicle \ith her
ha're hands has been sent to prison.
Aillanda Monli. 24. lc\ into i ;I ic \\ahen (\coltc\ ,JI- o'
! ''! her Ij!\; ri e", .11 Ih e l e, hol h i, s p.i1\. 1 i\ cirVOl i'ri \ h1
( iilll ih .

-]',ii ]i ; 1 o ; !i l ,l' ll, l !l t I KK i \ h .IololC ,, ]i l2 1 l'






Date :June 10, 2007
Invitation for Bids No.
The Government of Guyana acting by and through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and
Communications. Kingston, invites sealed Bids from bidders to provide services for the implementation of a
Four-month performance- Based Contract for tne routine maintenance of:

1. East Bank Demerara Public Road Lot-1
Harbour Bridge (5+000km) to Relief Village (23+000km)

2. East Bank Demerara Public Road Lot-2
Relief Village (23+000km) to Departure Lounge Timehri (40+350km)

3. East Coast Demerara Public Road Lot-1
Camp Street (2+250km) to Paradise Village (22+000km)

4. East Coast Demerara Public Road Lot-2
Paradise Village (22+000km) to Mahaica River Bridge (39+500km)

5. West Bank Demerara Public Road
Harbour Bridge (4+000km) to Patentia Village (15+000km)

6. West Coast Demerara Public Road Lot-1
Vreed-en-Hoop Junction (0+500km) to Stewartville Village (17+000km)

7. West Coast Demerara Public Road. Lot-2
Stewartville Village (17+000km) to Parika (32+000km)

The work involves the Maintenance of the Pavement, Shoulder, Verges, Ditches and Traffic Safety

Interested bidders may obtain further informationrinrluding eligibility to participate and may inspect the bidding
documents from June' 11, 2007 at the office of the. Wrk Services Group. Ministry of Public Works and
:Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston, Georgetown, .Tel, 223-0905 Ext. 214 between 8:00 and 16:30 h;
Monday to Friday. Each document may be purchased on payment by cash only of Five Thousand Dollars
($5,000) and is non-reirnbursable .
Bidders may bid for one or all projects, .
A r-t me.n "wi. l. be .held ,. :

Apre-bid meetjh will be held
Group. Wight's.Lafie, Kingston

Bids must be addressed to:

oo June 19. 2007 at.100O'ih'n the CJiference Rod
.. i :" + : ." ;

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Wqrkp and Communications
Wight's Lane, Kingston ir
Georgetown, Guyana ,

dm of the :Work Srvices

Bi,-s must be the Tender Box at the above address at or before 10:00 h, Tuesday June 26, 2007.
B -:,vlil be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose
to .-!-nd at 10:00 h, Tuesday June 26, 2007 in the Office of the Permanent Secretary at the address shown

P.- .:"-::( Secretary
M'istr. of PublicWorks and Communications.

\ ~'1LThlLl

; 1.[, 'd 1oi t \\ t .: l'.:il

'Pulled hard'
inilteiii cini \ oinli. .ldl] C t h liie lae l.i xaid it \\.1x \ Cr\ '
riolii iiitiu\ and that MNlonti t Ni .i)0 incliil iii d lenlcC.
The court heard that N r Jones had ended his lonu-terni
but "open relationship" with Monti tow ards the end of Mai
last year.
l'Thc pair remained on good terms and on 30 May she picked
him up from a party in Crosby and went back for drinks with
friends al Mr Jones's house.
An argument ensued and Mr Jones said there was a struggle
between them.
In his statement. Mr Jones said she grabbed his genitals and
"pulled hard".
He added: "That caused my underpants to come off and I
found I was completely naked and in excruciating pain."
The court heard that a friend saw Monti put Mr Jones's tes-
ticle into her mouth and try to swallow it.
She choked and spat it back into her hand before the friend
grabbed it and gave it back to Mr Jones. Doctors were unable to
re-attach the organ.
In a letter to the court, Monti said she was sorry for what she
had done.
She said: "It was never my intention to cause hannrm to Geoff
and the fact that I have caused him injury will live with me forever.
I am in no way a violent person."
The letter added: "I have challenged myself to explain
what has happened but still I just cannot remember. This has
caused much anguish to me and will do for the rest of my life."
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rI i

Huge Swiss I

tunnel opens

in .Alps
Switzerland has opened the world's longest rail tunnel on
land the 34-kilometre (21-mile) Loetschberg tunnel un-
der the Alps. 'i
It will cut the journey lime between Germany and Italy by
at least a third. '.
It is set to be fully ope.ational in December, and will even-
Siually handle about,42. psenger tr ains and up td 80 freight
trains daily.
The estimated cost o the project s.4.3bn Swiss francs
| (1.75bn; $3.5bn). .Cog tion startdI -ight years ago. '
Worldwide the oetsc rgis third i*ength, behind Japan's
Seikan tunrfJ and the eah aii. i.b (liifwbijh are undr-
Swater. Bint ifis the longest ci tnel i Wld,: "'.
Swltzerland aetsias O1.e. Pr s-nRiw Jlo ti '
for' freight '
Sand the tun-
nel is meant -
to move cargo
off the roads
and onto rail. i
More than
4,000 heavy'
Slorries cross the
Swiss Alps by
road every day,
leading to iraf- I
fic jams. air
pollution and I
accidents. h
The Swiss
rlil tunnel project including a second, parallel tunnel, due for
Completion in 2015 is one of the biggest engineering projects
in the world. Millions of tonnes of rock have to be shifted.
The second rail route, the Gotthard rail tunnel, will I
measure 60km making it the longest in the world and
will cut the travel time from Zurich to Milan to only two-

Pa X 111

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Sunday Chronicle June 17, 2007 pa Xki

The processing of perishable crops using



AS we embrace the challenges of climate
change, the ability to ensure ample sup
ply and access to food will become the
responsibility of everyone.
In order to maximize our potential, solar drying is advocated as
one technique we can use to ensure we preserve and utilize our
foods efficiently.
Drying can be considered as one of the oldest techniques for
preserving agricultural products. It reduces the moisture content in
food to prevent the growth of microorganisms responsible for food
decay. Traditional open air drying is .known to be affected by in-
festation by insects, contamination by dirt, rodents and droppings.
Today, sun drying is a popular method of food preservation in
Guyana. Foods such as: fish, fruits and some vegetables are pro-
cessed using this method, The success of the technique can be at-
tributed to its simplicity and low cost,
Under favourable climatic conditions, good quality products can
be produced. However, where climatic.conditions are unreliable such
as in the hinterland areas of Guyana, losses can be excessive, as
wet and humid weather reduce moisture loss from and affect the
rate of drying. This will subsequently affect the quality of the final
In solar drying, the technique of capturing solar radiation pre-
sents an improved alternative to sun drying. Solar. drying provides
higher air temperature and lower humidity which are conducive to
improved drying rates and lower moisture content of the final prod-
This results in lower rates of spoilage and inhibition of insect
and microbial attacks. Drying in an enclosed unit e.g. a cabinet also
has the advantage of giving protection against rain, dust, insects,
animals and birds. :
The design of solar driers is usually very simple. Local
materials and labour are readily available and can be used in
construction. To facilitate the drying process, Guyana has an
abundant supply of solar energy that can be trapped for us-
However, in order for splar drying to be successful certain im-
portant factors crop type to be processed, market availability and
requirements, economic feasibility have to be considered. In in-
stances where the market is some distance away from the produc-
tion centers, commodities with high to medium perishability can
be processed using solar drying techniques.
The quality of the final product can be closely monitored
with a strategy for improvement. This will invariably reduce
spoilage rate and financial losses to producers. Exploring the
overseas markets with value added products such as dried or-
ganic products, snack foods, fruit and vegetable powders etc.
can provide favoirble opportunities once good quality stan-
dards are maintained.
In the drying operations, the following steps are recommended
to ensure a good quality product at the end of the drying process.

Hygiene and Sanitation
SliThe need for good hygiene during all processing operations is
crucial. The preliminary preparation of the raw materials involves
processes such as peeling, destoning and slicing.
All unit operations should take place under the most sanitary
conditions. This required that workers uniforms be clean, hands
washedd before commencing the preparation process and the clean-
ing and rninsing in bleach solution of tables, cutting boards and all
Ideally, table surfaces should be made of stainless steel: cutting
boards should be of good quality wood or plastic. Those materials
such as brass, iron etc. which will react with acids or cause unde-
sirable chemical reactions with food are not recommended. Uten-
sils should be of stainless steel or of appropriate materials where
available such as plastic or enamel lined.
Also of importance is the health and welfare of the
processors. All individuals involved in processing should be in
good health as is required in good manufacturing guidelines.
Facilities such as washrooms, medical kits etc. should be in
place to cater for workers needs, care and safety.
Please turn to page XX


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the undermentioned vacancy:


The Ministry of Education with assistance from UNICEF is in the process of implementing a project that
would improve opportunities for girls in non-traditional technical and vocation education at the secondary
level. The goal of this project is to increase the number of girls who choose non-traditional technical
The objective of this, consultancy is to: Increase the awareness of, and promote learning and skills
enhancement forgirlsin non-traditionail jobs.

A degree in Education specialising in Technical Vocational Education OR a degree in Technoloy and Post -
Graduate Diploma in education. This is a contract-based position for 2.

The co-ordinator for the project will carry out the following duties:

-Visit schools/Practical Instructional Centres (PIC) to monitor the implementation of the project and advise
headteachers, heads of department i

-Discuss with Headsof Department and teachers, problems which may hamper the success of.the project and
find possible solutions.

-Attend staff and PTA meetings to market the concept of the project.

-Report to Administrative staff of the project schools, observations made on visits and advise ,ri a', : ,on to be

-Prepare reports on visit for CEO. CPO. DCEO (Admin), ACEO (Sec). HODOE's, RExOs and Chairperson of
Regional Education Committee

-Arranging workshops to achieve specific objectives to support the success of the project.

-Arrange for Work-study Attachment for Students who are involved in the project in collaboration with SEO

-Prepare end of project report for the MoE and all stakeholders

-Monitor Students on Workstudy Attachment

-Review the success of the project

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae should be submitted not later than Monday June 25, 2007
Applications should be clearly marked Project Co-ordinator on the envelope and placed in the tender box,
Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam, Georgetown. Guyana.

The Terms of reference for this position can be obtained from the Personnel Department,. 21 Brickdam

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

6/152007. 4:13 PM


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y adnuS Chronicle June 0

The processing of perishable ...

From page XIX


Selection of raw

The best quality produce is
always preferred. However. in
some cases, produce which have
been rejected from the fresh fruit
and vegetable markets for
purely cosmetic features such as
surface scars, shape etc. is ac-

Sorting is very impor-
tant in the production of
high quality foodstuffs.
However, it should be
noted that the operation
can be made easier and
more profitable if correct
harvesting and transport-
ing procedures are fol-
lowed so as not to damage
the produce. Sorting
may be performed at the
time the commodity is re-
ceived at the drying sites,
but it is sometimes done
immediately after cleaning

when the physical charac-
teristics of the commodity
are better exposed. Factors
that may be considered in
sorting are mainly matu-
rity, colour, texture, cuts
and bruises, chemical com-
position, blemishes and
disease infestation. This,
will, ultimately, govern the
acceptability of the final
During sorting, all the
sub-standard produce should
be rejected. Sorting is usually
followed by grading. where
the produce is .sub-divided

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. Persat.d, 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 h and 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
interestedd bid 'ers 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.

Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 9 h on
June 19. 2007. Electronic bidding will not he permitted. Late bids will
he rejected. Bids will be opened in he presence on the bidders'
representatives who ,noos tol a iend in person al the address
olIow Ali bids rnm he accomnid !: Valid GRA and NIS



into groups based on the de-
sired quality attributes. This
may be done on the basis of
size. For small quantities this
process can be done manu-
Grading into lots according
to size or shape has the follow-
ing important advantages: Dry-
ing will be more uniform and the
market may pay more for an
evenly sized product -

Washing and
After raw material selection,
the first pre-drying operation is
usually cleaning. The selected
produce should be washed in
clean chlorinated water process-
ing. This washing process serves
to remove surface dirt, insects,
pesticides and other chemicals
that could adversely affect the
quality of the product.
Chlorinated water where
not available or where chlorina-

tion is a problem. may be made
by adding bleach to water
(about 1 teaspoon per 4.5 liter).
The raw material should be
thoroughly rinsed in clean wa-
ter after this treatment.

Many fruits, vegetables and
tubers require peeling prior to
drying. Removal of thick skin
aids drying as thick skin pre-
sents a physical barrier to mois-
ture removal. However, care
must be taken not to remove too
thick a layer in case valuable nu-
trients are lost e.g. peeling a
thick layer from potatoes or
ginger removes most of the vi-
tamins and minerals.
Losses can also be high if
peeling is not properly con-
trolled. In most cases manual
peeling using good stainless
steel knives or special; peel-
ers is the cheapest and sim-
plest method.

Coring, Pitting and
The object is to remove anv
undesirable part of the fruit. ve.-
etable or tuber. Blemishes, hard
woody cores extra roots should be
removed whe necessary.

Cutting and Slicing
It is necessary to reduce the
size of the fruit, vegetable or tu-
ber to enable drying to take
place in a reasonable time.
Depending on the shape re-
quired by the market, the pro-
duce may be cut into cubes.
slices, strips, rings, shreds and
wedges. Cutting with a sharp
knife is the cheapest and sim-
plest method.
Care should be taken to
obtain pieces with a high de-
gree of uniformity if this is
required for a specific mar-
ket. (Next we will look at
General Processing Technol-
ogy and other issues)

TE L:2 2 5-447 5/2 2 6-3 243-9

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
(S I.000).
Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, Guyana Elections
Commission. Departmental Tender Board and deposited in the
Tender Box at the G(uvana Elections Commission Secretarial
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 IMotor Mechanic Workshop Building".
TCenders close on June 19. 2007 at 09:00 hours and Tendere-s tarc
in\ i td to the opelini ng im elnderis. imlinediately after cilosllc
1clie nit!', on!\ he u ,' ittiie, oln the prescribed tfrm- a.1 ,ij

ticv \\ iii 1,

Gocool Boodoo
<*'fion Officer/
Commissioner of Registration

h -da CrnlJn1,27P e X


Climate Change: A Reality:

How Can We Adapt?

Hello Children,
On June 5, World Environment
Day will be celebrated in many
countries around the world. In
Guyana, the Environmental
Protection Agency is planning
several activities to make people
aware of Climate Change, its ef-
fects and ways to adapt. One
such activity is our Picture Col-
oring and Story Competition.
The picture shows how ten year
old Randy's life has been af-
fected by Climate Change.
Color the picture and write a
story about it describing how
Randy's life was affected.
(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 the person
submitting the entry MUST be
clearly written at the bottom of
the story.
(5) The three top entries
will be published in the news-
paper and will receive prizes,
including books and a tour to a
nature site.
(6) Closing date for the
competition has been extended
to Friday June 22, 2007.

(7) Entries MUST be
submitted in :an envelope
marked Picture Coloring and
Story Competition, c/o Educa-
tion, Information and Training
Division, Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, IAST Building,
UG Campus, Turkeyen, Greater

...... .. .


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. iAlso, you can organize your own activities
te raise awareness about Climate Change and to learn
about what you can do to adapt.








) 1

ARIES -- There are lots of opportunities coming \our \\va right no\\. and \ ou wil
definitely want to get involved with many of them. e\en though the. might require
bit of hard work. Entertaining might be a chore to some people, but night no\% it \il
be a delight for vou. Get the boring errands off your plate as much as \ou can toda\
so you'll be better prepared to take on as much as \ou can handle in the upcoming:
days. Your energy is growing,. and you're going to be on a roll'

TAURUS -- All of the unresolved romantic issues in your life are not as confusing tI
vou as they once were -- probably because you are getting a handle on what yot,
want and what you don't want. Someone you know well is going through a similar
growth phase. and would appreciate any insight you can provide. This is a great da\
for sharing dating tips. tricks and ideas -- your creativity is going to help you come
up with new ways of getting close to people.

GEMINI -- It would be good for you to set a few goals today. but try to keep then
as simple and attainable as possible. Right now you need to remind yourself ho\\
capable and smart you are! Your famous ability to be reasonable and flexible will
come in very handy today, so think about making an adjustment that has seemed
somewhat difficult in the past. You are in a phase where you're more willing than
ever to see things from a new and fresh perspective.

CANCER -- If you're focusing on making new beginnings right now, are you
losing site of maintaining old connections? Don't -forget that every step.3ou've
made in the past has led you to where you are now -- and will Thelp you get to
where you need to go. So make time for old friends as well as new friends.
Send a thank-you note to that teacher or mentor who inspired you. Realize
that your life is not just about the future

LEO -- A new person who is entering your life today might not have a naturally
warm personality -- so don't take it personally if your charming nature seems, to have
little or no effect. This person just needs time to get accustomed to a new ,situation
and new people. Give her or him time and space for a few days, and then make an-
other effort to connect. This is definitely not the right time to make anyone feel un-
der any type of pressure.

VIRGO -- Today, even a slight change in your daily routine could put a major crimp
in some upcoming social plans. Your schedule might be flexible, but your friends' sched-
ules definitely aren't. Before rearranging any group plans. make sure you touch base
with everyone and get their buy-in -- even if it doesn't seem necessary. You cannot
assume that they can move their dates around the way you can. If you do. you could
spark some resentment.

LIBRA -- There are two different emotions swimming around in your heart righl
now, and this duality might very well be confusing you to the point of frustration.
It's time for you to slow down and remind yourselfithat you do not have to make
any sort of commitment or decision right this very moment. Move these emotions up
into your head apd turn them into logical thoughts that you can see in a more analyti-
cal way. Getting your emotions organized will help.

SCORPIO -- You are always happiest when the: people you love are happy:
unfortunately, not everyone around you is completely happy right now. You
are usually very good at knowing when someone is putting on a happy face
just to set your mind at ease -- and that is especially true today. So keep an
eye out for someone who seems to be putting on an act. Being in such a strong
intuitive space will enable you to reach out with the words that will cheer her
or him up in no time

SAGITTARIUS -- If you think, that you are completely in charge of-you'
day today, you are in for a big surprise! It won't be another person, an un-
pleasant occurrence or even inclement weather that mucks up the works -- it
will be your unpredictable mood. The worst thing you can do is force your-
self to do things you don't really want to do, or pretend to be enthusiastic
about something when you aren't. really all there. Just go with the flow and let
yourself feel whatever it is you feel

CAPRICORN -- Someone has a few new ideas to share with you today, but will
you have the time to listen'? Try to slow down your normal routine long enough to
hear people who don't normally have enough power or influence to bend your ear.
Yott are one of those rare people who don't judge books hy their covers! Today. keep
that open mind -- especially when someone says something Ilthia ibs outt the wrong
way. There is something there that's worth investigating.

AQUARIUS -- It might not be easy to open up and let someone new into your life.
but things worth doing are often difficult. You sense that you should let down your
guard a little, and you should trust yourself this lime. The doubts and lears will al-
ways be there. but you don't have to listen to them today. Listen to your heart,. and
understand that you are capable of handling the consequences of your action. Life is
yours to sculpt -- he hold and creative!

PISCES -- It is high time you realized that being in love isn't the solution to all ofl
your problems! Stop focusing on w"hat you do not have. and sltant focusing on what
\ou do have -- which is an awful lot. So if you are not in a relationship. remember
ihal you are still lo\ed and still hat\c lo\c to give. So practice thati Tell the people
\ou care about ho\w \ou feel. If\ ou aMr in la relationship ri'gJhl no\\. then do the sane
thing' Express your loc and deil\ oion s erball.



..You can be one of them
.i _,i The Guyana Police Force is
recruiting men and women
.' between the ages of 18 ears
and 45 years to serve as
Neighborhood Police in their
respective communities.

': Applicants must be literate
SP. with an unblemished
character and be medically

Interested 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,

Page XXI

sunday Chronicle June 17, 2007

a I

The Passage
With his eyes wet, so that the edges of things were
blurred. Portia was truly like her mother. Years ago
Caisy had walked like that around the kitchen, silent and
occupied. Daisy was not black as he was. Her skin
had been like the beautiful colour of dark honey. She
was always very quiet and gentle. But beneath that
soft gentleness there was something stubborn in her, and
no matter how conscientiously he studied it all out, he
could not understand the gentle stubbornness of his
w ile.
He would exhort her and he would tell her all that
was in his heart arid still she was gentle. And still she
would not listen to6him but would go on her own way.
Then later there were Hamilton and Karl Marx and
William and Portia. And this feel of real true purpose
for them was so strong that he knew exactly how each
thing should be with them. Hamilton would be a great
scientist and Karl Marx a teacher of the Negro race
and William a lawyer to fight against injustice and Portia
a doctor for women and children.
And when they were even babies he would tell them
of the yoke they must thrust from their shoulders the
yolk of submission and slothfulness. And when they
were a little older he would impress upon them that there
was no God, but that. their lives were holy and for each
one of them theie was this real true purpose. He would
,.tell it to them overhand over, and they would sit together
far. away from him and look with their big Negro-chil-
dren eyes at their mother. And Daisy would sit with-
out listening, gentle and stubborn....
Then one night he found that Daisy had pierced
holes in little Portia's ears for ear-rings. And another
time a kewpie doll with feather skirts was on the man-
telpiece when he came home, and Daisy was gentle and
hard and would not put it away. He knew, too, that
Daisy was teaching the children the cult of meekness.
She told them about hell and heaven. Also she con-
Siimced them of ghosts and of haunted places. Daisy
k\ent to church every Sunday and she talked sorrow-
fully to the preacher of her own husb-md. And with
hem stubbornness she always took the children to the
church. too. and they listened.

What to Do
1. Read the extract until you think you have cov-
ered all the information. Then draw up a table where
you set up your own number of columns with headings,
and a number of rows. Number the boxes in the table
to the order in which the pockets of information are
mentioned in the text. Give irFormation such as skin
cplour. personality, beliefs, dreams, life style, and
cain add your own headed columns. Discuss these find-
ings with your study partner. A little story can be com-
Spleted from this.
2. Write a composition of yog own with adaptations
-from the text. ,

The Poem..

Come. let us. Lift our
We w~ho doa remember tom of yer,
SWe who. ex 0for the b re of lo'.
Do not res er any idol,
.. Come, let us ent a peti t Life, our belveO,. ,.
Will pour to i.w's swee nto today's poison;,.
That for those who have not strength for the bur-
den of the day's,
May it make night and day weigh light on their eye-
For tho,- whose eyes have not strength for seeing
the face of dawn,
May it light some candle in their nights;

For those for whose steps there is no assistance of
any road.

May it make some road luminous to their sight:
To those whose religion is pursuit of lying and hy-
May there come capacity to shake off the murderer's
The hidden secret of love is the fevered soul, with
Let us today make a covenant, and let its fever be
The word of Truth, which in the heart like a thorn,
Let us today accept, and the anguish be wiped out.
(Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan, Translated by V.

What to Do
1. Tell in your own words what the poem is all about.
2. Discuss the poem with a friend, and then com-
pare the findings with your effort at Question 1.

Story Writing
Write a story based on the picture below. Let it be
approximately 400 to 500 words in length. Add what-
ever characters you desire. Write in Standard English.
Da) A story seems very real to the reader if the char-
acters speak for themselves.
b) A story with dialogue (conversation) in it is usu-
ally easier and more interesting to read than one with-
c) Make certain you use your quotation marks cor-
rectly by setting off introductory or explanatory remarks
from the actual quotation with the use of a comma, and
using two sets of quotation marks for quotations that
are interrupted by explanatory words such as he said
or she wrote.

The Passage
Reaching the town, Troy descended into a side street
and entered a pair of gates surmounted by a board bear-
ing the words, "Lester, stone and marble mason". Within
were lying about stones of all sizes and designs, inscribed
as being sacred to the memory of unnamed persons who
had not. yet died.
Troy was so unlike himself now in look, word, and
deed, that the want of likeness was perceptible even to
his oWn, onsciousness. His -thod of engaging him-
self in this business of pu ng a tomb wastbat of
an absolutely unpracticed ia He could not b..., him-
self toconsider, calculate, or onomize. He w ardly
wishe tfor something,,and It about obtaining kftlike
a child in a nursery. "I wanita good tomb," he said to
the man who stood in a little office within the yard. "I
want as good a one as you can give me for tWenty-
seven pounds."
It was all the money he possessed.
"That sum to include everything?"
"Everything. Cutting the name, carriage to
Weatherbury, and erection. And I want it now, at once."
"We could not get anything special worked this
"I must have it now."
"If you would like one of these in stock it could be

What makes all doctrines
plain and clear?
About two hundred pounds
a year.
And that which was proved
true before,
Prove false again? Two
hundred more.
Samuel Butler (1612-1680) Genuine Remains:
Satire upon the Weakness and Misery of Man,

made ready immediately."
"Very well," said Troy, impatiently. "Let's see what
you have."
"The best I have is this one," said the stonecutter,
going into a shed. "Here's a marble headstone beauti-
fully crocketed, with medallions beneath the typical sub-
jects; here's the footstone after the same pattern, and
here's the coping to enclose the grave. The polishing
alone of the set cost me eleven pounds the slabs are
the best of their kind, and I can warrant them to resist
rain and frost for a hundred years without flying.
"And for how much?"
"Well, I add the name, and put it up at Weatherbury
for the sum you mention."
"Get it done today, and I'll pay you the money now."
The man agreed, and wondered at such a mood in
a visitor who wore not a shred of mourning....

1. Pretend that you are the person in the extract.
Write a personal account of how you view your expe-
rience purchasing the accessories mentioned in the text.
2. Write a price list of the goods purchased to present
it to the person who sent you on the errand.
3. Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt upon
by the extract. Read it to a friend, and then paste it
upon a notice board.

Watch carefully at the treatment of a quotation
within a quotation.

(a) He was sitting at the table writing. His legs were
stretched out before him. In the kitchen, Mary was
washing the dishes, making d' eat noise as she did so.
He could hear the pots, p Inamel plates, and cut-
lery knocking and hlashin er. "Stop that noise
this instant," he criedot t0 his temples.
"What?" Mary si .
"I said 'Stop, tha ke repeated
"Oh," Mairy th ou said, 'Stop mking
the rock sauce."', ,

(b) "Mr. Merrh S eried in a voice se
with emotion. "I can't bea ace, Sir. I've always
been proud above my stati d life and disgrace would
kill me."
(c ) There is no end inde i to making books and ex-
periments or to travel or to gathering wealth. Problem
gives rise to problem. We may study for ever and we
are never as learned as we would like to be; have never
made a statue of our dreams when we have discov-
ered a continent or crossed a chain of mountains. It i.
only to find another ocean or another plain upon the fu-

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'jiu itihronicie Jtheet"W 2607


APART from criminal activity, it takes a lot to turn a policeman's head in this unpretentious
northern city. But the sight of the former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai, making her way
through the high street made even the most hardened of officers look twice.

BOLLYWOOD arrived in Yorkshire, northern England and with it lavish
amounts of glamour, excitement, embarrassment and security.
Glamour in the form of some of the most beautiful women in the world descending on the city of
Sheffield for the International Indian Film Awards on Saturday.
Apart from criminal activity, it takes a lot to turn a policeman's head in this unpretentious north-
ern city. But the sight of the former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai, making her way through the high
street made even the most hardened of officers look twice.
Excitement came in the form of large crowds gathering outside the various hotels in the city in the
hope of catching a glimpse of the great and good from Bollywood.

Early arrivals
Sheffield and the neighboring areas of Leeds and Bradford have large British Asian populations,
and there was far more interest this time in the awards than when it was last held in the UK in
London seven years ago.
The venue for the ceremony was sold out days in advance and overspill areas in Sheffield and
Leeds with giant screens showing the proceedings attracted thousands of people.
Embarrassment came in the form of a host of B-list celebrities arriving early for the ceremony in
the hope of being photographed and interviewed by the mass of journalists waiting outside the venue
as the stars arrived.
So immersed in Bollywood culture have Yorkshire people been over the last week, most of
the big names were instantly recognized. But even the most seasoned Indian cinema fan had
difficulties identifying the early arrivals.
The system seemed to work this way: least recognisable actors arrived first in minicabs, followed
by better-known celebrities in Mercedes and Range Rovers. followed by the real big-wigs such as Ms
Rai and her husband Abhishek in limos or Rolls Royces.
Security came in the form of what the local press described as a -ring of steel" around the Hallanm
Arena where the event was staged.

Less formal
The city was at the centre of one of the biggest security operations it has ever seen, with extra
police brought in and fans without tickets not allowed anywhere near the venue.
Huge fencing was placed around the site and its numerous marquees, while the car park outside
was almost exclusively reserved for the cars of the stars and their families.





The awards ceremony itself was far less formal than its American counterpart, the Oscar. Many
of those selected to hand out awards to the winners drew attention to the problems of global warning
rather than talk about the cinema.
And everyone actors, delegates and comperes took the trouble to thank the people of
Yorkshire for staging the event and making it such a success.
Compere for part of the ceremony was Boman Irani, who early in the proceedings tried to warni
up the crowd with his version of the hit song, We Are The World.
That was not a success as most in the audience seemed barely to know the tun'.4uil Mr Irani's
later comedy experiences in which he separately wore a kilt and a British army bearskin hat drew
much more applause.
Another difference was the way in which the winner of each award was named. In the US the four
candidates for the prize are nominated, and then the winner is announced who nonually makes an
emotional speech punctuated by
outbreaks of tears and sentimen- ..
In the Indian version, the win-
ner is announced immediately, and
most of the winners kept their ac-
ceptance speeches short and
From Yorkshire's point of
view. the Bollywood week has
been something of a boon. -
It has brought the county
onto global television, with
hundreds of millions of viewers
watching the ceremony all over' i. 4;3
Sthe world.
It has also brought the area to
the attention of Indian business- .
men. with deals being discussed
over the course of the week that It has been Bollywood week in Yorks ire, with people in
could amount to millions of dol- the county being encouraged to try all things Indian,
lars between the including free Bollywood dancing lessons on the street.
Relations between the
Bollywood community and their Yorkshire hosts have been so warmn over the last week that the king
of the Indian film world. Amitabh Bachchan. is now reputed to have a new way of greeting people.
"Ay up! Now then where are you going?" he was overheard saying in a true Yorkshire

( Welcome to the 456th edition of
S- "Champion Cookery Corner", a
S weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Fattle'r -'s Day originated in the early 20thh (enitury in the ISA. HI weaver it did nott become official
until 1966 whet'i President Lyndon Johnson ign'ed the presidential proclamation that set aside
the 3rd Sunday of./une as Father's Day. In hinor nf all fathers, this', week we feature some
s special barbecue recipes which wie are sure all dads 'ouhld enijoty!

I cup plain low-fat \ogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
I small finlch chopped onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
4 olo\ cs of ftitel minced garlic
I teaspoolln ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground ltunmeric
34 teaspoon ground coriander
4 teaspoon ground allspice
I teaspoon cinlltillllOi
I icaspoont IND.\ID Curry I'Po'der
4 teaspoon I.'ilt

Teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground clo\ es
3 4 teaspoon MSG optional

Mix all the ingredients
Add approximately 2
pounds of chicken ,ind
Ilnl iatll C O\ er iigil,
(ifrill oni \our htbihcue
aind enioy'

3 pounds pork shoulder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium onions
I tablespoon INDI Cur'y l Powde'r
'2 teaspoon turmeric
I small chopped chili
hav leaves
' teaspoon ground ginger
' teaspoon whole cnished cori.indic
tablespoons smooth apricot jaini
I N cup brown sutgair
1 4 cup apple cider vinegarr
to 3 4 cups water
4 ounces dried apricot hail\ c,
(about : cup)
I teaspoon cornstarch


Slice two o lthe mtitiols, I ithe oil ;iand lfr the sliced
onions. \dd I.'DI) (urrt Powder. ltinneric. chilics.
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POP star Britney Spears is asking'fans to help her choose the title of her next album. The
25-year-old, who made headlines with a spell in a rehabilitation clinic earlier this year,
makes the appeal on her website. Spears suggests a number of titles, including "OMG is
Like LUndsay Lohan Like Okay Like", "What if the Joke is on You", "Down Boy", and "Dignity".

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BOLLYWOOD actor Upen Patel arrives a loner at Shilpa Shetty's birthday bash in Yorkshire
last week. (BollywoodWorld)

BOLLYWOOD actor Aftab Shivdasani greets fans at a celebrity cricket match held to
coincide with the UFA Awards in Yorkshire, England. (BollywoodWorld)

FORMER American idol star Kelly Clarkson has axed her summer tour following poor
ticket sales. The Grammy-winning singer parted company with her manager earlier this
week, amid reports of trouble with her forthcoming third album, My December. New
manager Paul Freundlich said the arena tour was on hold and that its size would be re-
evaluated. Clarkson, 25. is still due to perform at the US Live Earth concert at East
Rutherford. New Jersey, on 7 July.

SINGER Melanie C has given the green light for a reunion of the Spice Girls. "For the first
time ever, there is some truth in the rumours... it could happen," she told BBC London
94.9. But the singer, also known as Sporty Spice, said it would just be for "a very short
space of time... a final goodbye" and a thank you to fans. It is thought ex-bandmates
Emma Bunton. Victoria Beckham, Mel B and Geri Halliwell had already agreed to reunite
but Melanie C had resisted uni;:. aw.

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