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


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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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SO M A Cesare De Martin, mayor of the northern town of San Fior near The mayor, however, said his reasons for tackling the is
.... Venice, said on Friday he planned to give local police digital cam-j sue were entirely "secular" and far more mundane.
SE WMElN N eras and instruct them to photograph any cars seen stopping to,
S- BE WATCHING. liaise with prostitutes on the side of the streeLt WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
; ;- Adveirtisements in local newspapers withihe number plates will S
ROME (Reuters) An Italian town's mayor hopes then bie published, he said.
to shame men into not using prostitutes by photo- The number of prostitutes on Italian streets has increased dra-
graphing cars that pick them up aid publishing the matically in recent years and the Vatican last week called for new,
details in local newspaper laws to punish clients of prostitution.





GUYANA can within
months receive help
from the United States
to the tune of US$1M
annually to help reinte-
grate deportees into
society as a result of
last week's historic
Conference on...
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SFESTA JUNINA: Each year, the June Festival hosted by the Centre of Brazilian Studies In
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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 24, 2007

Guyana could become

exporter of hydropower

By Chamanlall Naipaul
Guyana could become a net
exporter of power for the first
time as developments in the
Turtruba Falls (also referred
to as Marshall Falls) hydro-
power project are moving in
a positive direction.
This was disclosed by the
Chief Executive Officer of the
Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).
Joseph O'Lall at a news confer-
ence at his Quamnina Street Office.
Turtuba Falls are located in
the Mazaruni River, about a 35-
minute drive from Bartica.
The Trinidadian company
that is undertaking the project is
ENMAN Services Limited which

signed a Memorandum of Under- US3.2 billion dollars and the ob-
standing (MOU) with the Gov-- jective is to supply electricity to
eminent of Guyana in 2001 to de- Trinidad and other Caribbean
velop a hydropower plant. a high states through jinkage by sub-
voltage transmission line to Bra- manne power cables:
zil and an aluminium smelter. He indicated also that sur-
According to O'Lall, the veys .for thi projecI have-been.
Caribbean Development Bank completed. ".
(CDB) has become involved in O'Lall told-the Guyana
the project and since then there .Chronicle that the hydropower
have been positive movements. .potential is enormous and.its
He said work could start.on the development could see Guyana's
project in another two years which manufactured -gopds cotuld-- be-
would take complete .. come a maQor competitor on the.
and would have a generation ca- regional-and international mar-
pacity of ovef 1.000-mega.watts... kets, as nianufaoturing -costs
O'Lall noted that the- would be.significantly towered-
project which is being deveL ." along.with'a more reliable poLwer
oped by. Trinidadian entrepre- supply, both of which are vital,
neurs is estimated-to cost some '.""t industrial'development. -

He noted that the power
supplied by the Amaila Falls
when the project is completed
could be as low as four US
cents per kilowatt hour. and
while initially it is intended to
supply about 300 megawatts
when all of its potential three
stages are completed. this could
increase to 1,000 megawatts.
The development of its hy-
dropQower potential. O'Lall of-
.fered. could result in Guyana be-
coming a "first world" country in
a relatively.short time, noting that
there is.a positive correlation be-
tween standard of living and a high-
per capita'coisuniption of power.
: He .observed that Guyana is
einerging as the power market of

the Caribbean, noting that apart
from the Turtruba Falls project.
several others are on stream., in-
cluding the Amaila Falls and
RUSAL's proposed develop-
ment of the Upper Mazaruni
He explained that the
Turtruba project targets ihe
Caribbean power market, while
Amaila aims at the national
power grid, and RUSAL would
use the power from its project
for its proposed aluminiumni
smelter plant. :
However, he disclosed that
-the long term objective is to in-
tegrate all the independent power
producers into the national grid'
which will help to increase the.

reliability of electricity supply.
O'Lall recalled that one of
the major factors which delayed
the development of Guyana's
lh\ dropos er de elopment was
the una\ailabilit\ of markets:
but no\w thai markets have been
secured its de elopment would
be accelerated.
He pointed out that it would
has\e been uneconomical for in-
vestors to develop hvdropower
for the small Guvanese market.
Hydropower offers great
prospects for agro-industrial de-
velopment as well, particularly
in seafood processing and furni-
ture manufacturing.
With respect to the ethanol
industry. O'Lall said a cheap
and reliable electricity supply
through hydropower could see
Guyana exporting dehydrated
ethanol which is in high demand
in the US and elsewhere.
Touching on the provision
.of wind power, O'Lall said the
investors for the Wind Farm
project at Hope, East Coast
Demerara are currently doing a
stability analysis to determine
how well the site could be con-
nected to the Guyana Power
and Light power supply system.

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Dad little did we know it was going to be your lost on earth
SThose evil hands that snatched you from us rejoiced
"~' But they must remember that judgement day will come one day
') Yes dear, they took your precious life but not your love and memories
They broke our hearts but not our spirits
They shattered aur hopes and dreams but not our courage
Yes, it hurts to lose you dad, b you did not go alone for a part of us went you that day
In life we lo' 'd you dearly, in death we do the same
And though we car not see you, we always feel you by our sides
This we know is true, for when the future seems dark and lonely
The par. ing unbearable and the tears flow
We always hear you say "Don't cry dear, I am here by your side
Giving us "he strength and courage to carry on
You toiled so tireless for us and give us so much love and happiness
Nevw: asking for any thing in return
Dad you did the best for us' -ile you lived and in death you guide us to do the some
Our fami' chain is broken by those evil hands
And our life is not the same
But we know dad, your love and memories will see us through each day
We thank you dear God fc' those precious and loving years we shared with him
And we pray keep .im happy until you link our family chain again \V
We love you dearly dad
Rest in peace

Forever loved and remembered by your wife Linda, children Natasha "
and Rubeina, grand ci tdren Reanna, Rennata, Julius and Jonell, .
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By Neil Marks
GUYANA can within months
receive help from the United
States to the tune of US$1M
annually to help reintegrate
deportees into society as a re-
sult of last week's historic
Conference on the Caribbean
in Washington, D.C., accord-
ing to well-placed sources.
The question of deportees,
long thought to have aggravated
crime in Guyana and the rest of
the region, was raised when
President Bharrat Jagdeo and
other heads of government of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) met U.S. Presi-
dent George W. Bush and the
U.S. Congress.
Jamaica and the Bahamas
are the two other CARICOM
countries that could benefit from
the initiative at the same time
with Guyana, the sources said.
In a statement just after the
conference, Assistant Secretary
of State for Western Hemisphere
Affairs, Thomas Shannon, said
he hopes the U.S. pilot
programme can be expanded to
Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and
Tobago, and other Caribbean
The Sunday Chronicle un-
derstands that the assistance to
Guyana and the two other Car-
ibbean territories in the first in-
stance would be an expansion of
the U.S. pilot programme with
Haiti, which sees the US$1M
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dangerous criminals. into soci-
ety through counseling,. skills
training and in the establishment
of small businesses.
At the conference, the Car-
ibbean and the U.S. agreed to
"'address the threats of terror-
ism and crime". Georgetown
has long quarreled with the U.S.
for deporting Guyanese, who
would have spent considerable
years in the U.S. and who do
not have any ties to home, with-
out any support mechanism.
The fear is that when deported

leaders acknowledged the mul-
tidimensional nature of the se-
curity threats and challenges
the\ face and pledged to con-
tinue to work together in the
fight against terrorism, traffick-

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programme with Haiti
emphasises that those deported
are not "security risks."
Guyana's Ambassador to
the U.S.. Mr. Bayney Karran.
said the conference sought to
put the Caribbean in the spot-
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90 al Qaeda in offensive

By Alister Bull
BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) -
U.S. and Iraqi forces say they
have killed 90 al Qaeda fight-
ers around Baghdad during
one of the biggest combined
offensives against the Sunni
Islamist group since the inva-
sion of Iraq in 2003.
Seven U.S. soldiers were
killed in roadside bomb attacks
in and around the capital on Sat-
urday. underscoring a warning
from military commanders that
U.S. casualties are likely to
mount as more troops are put
in harm's way.
U.S. air strikes yesterday
killed seven suspected al Qaeda
fighters in Tikrit in Salahuddin
province and near the city of
Falluia, west of Baghdad, the
U.S. military said in a statement.
Thousands of U.S. and
Iraqi soldiers are taking part in
simultaneous offensives in
provinces around Baghdad to
deny al Qaeda militants sanc-
tuary in farmlands and towns
.from where they launch car
bomb attacks and other vio-
In the capital, hIraq's parliament
voted to cut its summer vacation

by a month to focus on passing
laws Washington views as crucial
to healing Iraq's deep sectarian di-
vide. Lawmakers said the current
session would be extended until the

The laws include those on
sharing re enues from Iraq's
huge oil reserves more equitably.
holding provincial elections and
allowing former members of

stronghold that has also be-
come a sanctuary for mili-
tants escaping a four-month-
old security crackdown in
Colonel Steve Townsend.
commander of the 3rd Strvker Bri-
gade. told local Iraqi political and
military leaders in Baquba that
progress was being made.
"1 believe the initial stage of
the operation will be completed
in another three to five days,"
Townsend said at a building that
serves as a joint command cen-
tre for U.S. and Iraqi forces.
The overall offensive
around Baquba is expected to
last many weeks. U.S. military
commanders have said the com-
bined operations were taking
advantage of the completion of
a build-up of U.S. forces in Iraq
to 156,000 soldiers.
Bush has sent 28,000 more
troops to Iraq to buy time for
Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-
Maliki to reach a political com-
promise with disaffected minor-
ity Sunni Arabs, who are locked
in a cycle of violence with ma-
jority Shi'ites.
U.S. officials had been,urg-
ing parliament to either scrap its
July-August summer holiday or
reduce the two-month break so
legislators can speed up passage
of the laws.

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The move is likely to be
welcomed by U.S. President
George W. Bush, although the
bills have yet to be presented to
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The U.S. military said
yesterday that 55 al Qaeda
militants had been killed in
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bomb struck their vehicle north-
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roadside bomb attacks in
Baghdad and Tikrit.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
After insisting for years the
U.S. military prison at
Guantanamo Bay was vital to
national security, U.S. offi-
cials are now trying to shut
it down but are having
trouble corning up with a plan
to do it.
The new push to reach a
resolution to the detention cen-
ter at the U.S. military base in
Cuba comes largely in response
to international criticism that
Guantanamo Bay has become an
indelible stain on America's hu-
man rights image.
"We fully and acutely rec-
ognize that Guantanamo has be-
come a lightning rod for criticism
around the world, and this is
something of deep concern to
this administration and to Sec-
retary (of State Condoleezza)
Rice in particular," State De-
partment legal adviser John
Bellinger said in congressional
testimony this week.
White House spokeswoman
Dano Perino told reporters on
Friday, "A lot of very smart
people are working on that is-
sue, trying to figure out a way
that we could close Guantanamo
in a way that makes sure that
those who are there are held se-
curely and that they are treated

humanehl ."
President George \V.
Bush's detainee policy as
well as his broad assertions of
executive power in the war
on terrorism has been fac-
ing stiff challenges in U.S.
courts and by Democrats who
control the U.S. Congress.
Bush would like to clear up
the Guantanamo issue and what
to do about the 375 suspected
al Qaeda and Taliban followers
held there before leaving office
in January 2009 and remove,,it
as an issue for his successor.
amid a host of opinions from
presidential candidates on what
to do about it.
Democrats generally want
to close it,. while Republicans
would keep the facility. Former
Massachusetts Republican Gov.
Mitt Romney told a presiden-
tial debate last month lie would
double the size of it.
Pressure to do something
soon is intense. Colin Powell,
who was secretary of state dur-
ing Bush's first term. told
N.BC's "Meet the Press" this
month he would close it, "not
tomorrow, but this afternoon."
Closing the facility is
easier said than done. Ad-
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Scores arrested in California immigration raids
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Scores of illegal immigrants, including a man wanted for mur-
der and a convicted child molester, were arrested in Southern California raids this week,
U.S. authorities said on Friday.
The sweeps in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, were part of an operation by U.S. Immi-
gration and Customs Enforcement targeting "criminal aliens" defined as people in the country
illegally who have also committed other crimes.
Of the 175 people arrested, 27 are criminal aliens and another 26 are "immigration fugitives"
who had ignored deportation orders by a judge.
The raids were part of larger crackdown on immigration fugitives, which this year has
resulted in the first ever decline in their number, to 632,189, according to an agency spokes-
"ICE has been working to aggressively improve the systems that help us identify, target and
remove fugitive aliens from the United States," Julie Myers, assistant secretary of homeland secu-
rity for ICE, said in a statement
The Senate is stull struggling nh a massive immigration overhaul, backed by President George
W. Bush, that would legalize millions of illegals despite furious opposition from conservatives.
California, which shares a border with Mexico, has been at the forefront of the debate as its
immigrant population has swelled in the past four decades, driving the state's population to more
than 37 million.
Among those arrested in the raids was Almarez Reveles Gonzalo, 35, wanted in Mexico for the
murder of his 74-year-old uncle, ICE said. He was turned over to Mexican authorities.
Also arrested was JamiePena-Martinez, 30, a Mexican national previously convicted of child
molestation who was ordered deported.
Most of those arrested in the raids were Mexicans, but others came from India, Kenya, the
Philippines and Colombia. Of the 175 arrested, ICE said, 100 had already been deported.

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Gun control for St James is becoming rape capital


an election approaching and
political tension threatening
to spill over into violence in
some inner-city communities,
the United Nations (UN) is
readying a gun-control
programme for Jamaica.
The programme is not de-
liberately coinciding with the
election, but is part of the UN's
wider emphasis on security in
Jamaica, stressed country rep-
resentative Arturo Hein-
Caceres, who has experience
with arms control in Serbia-
Montenegro. During the 1990s,
that region was flooded with
guns as a result of the Balkan
To be run by the UN Re-
gional Centre for Peace and
Disarmament and Develop-
ment in Latin America and
the Caribbean (UN-LiREC),
the programme aims to bring
about behavioral change in
communities and will also
train security forces in
searching for illegal guns.
The Government recently
announced a new unit within
the elite Operation Kingfish,
of the Jamaica Constabulary
Force (JCF), which has been

mandated to search for ille-
gal guns.
Following an assessment of
the situation in Jamaica and fi-
nal agreement with the Minis-
try of National Security, the
training is scheduled to begin in
July, first with soldiers and po-
lice, and then with civic groups.
Members of Parliament,
historically blamed for politi-
cally motivated gun violence.
will also be invited to attend
training sessions and engage in
dialogue with civic groups.
However, said Mr. Hein-
Caceres, educating communities
and especially young males, re-
mains the priority.
Wednesday), I went to
Grants Pen," he said of the
inner-city St. Andrew commu-
nity, which has made much
publicised gains against gun
crime but with few illegal
firearms being seized by po-
lice. "I was there to speak to
students and I was surprised
by the way they speak
(against guns) with this dif-
ferent training and these are
young men who are experi-
enced with small arms."
However, some young men
The Gleaner has spoken with in

Grants Pen have reported recent
political tensions between rival
areas and made clear their inten-
tion to return fire if attacked: a
sentiment common in many in-
ner-city communities.
Sheila Nicholson,
programme director for non-
governmental organisation,
People's Action for Commu-
nity Transformation (PACT),
maintains that such young
men can be positively influ-
enced, if educational initia-
tives are sustained. It was a
PACT session, part of a 12-
month educational
programme for 35 males
aged between 14 and 24 years
from Grants Pen, that Mr.
Hein-Caceres attended.
"I think they are looking for
ways out, for somebody to take
an interest in them," said Mrs.
Nicholson. "Many of these
young men stay in these com-
munities and don't go anywhere
She expressed optimism for
the young men with 11, out of
12 who attempted, achieving
qualifications with the HEART
Trust/NTA; one of whom ex-
pressed an interest in becoming
a lawyer.
He has now been assigned
to a law firm that is helping
him pursue his ambition, she

ders are trending down in the
St. James Police Division for
the first time in three years,
but rapes and robberies are
on the increase, says Super-
intendent Steve McGregor,
commanding officer for the
"St. James is becoming the
rape capital of Jamaica," he told
The Gleaner.
"St. James has recorded
53 rapes since the beginning
of the year, the highest in the
country. There were 23 rapes
last year this time."
"As such, we have boosted
our staff at the Rape Unit, put-
ting in a mobile component to

the team. We are also sensitising
people with our public-educa-
tion campaign through the me-
dia and community meetings,"
the officer added.
The police say 90 per cent
of the rapes occur at nights.
especially in the Granville
police area and the Salt
Spring and Rosemount com-
munities. Most of the victims
have identified taxi drivers,
including robot operators, as
their attackers.
"We have already arrested
nine men for rape-related of-
fences," said Supt. McGregor.
Turning his attention to ho-
micides, he said 66 murders 32
of which have been cleared up -


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have already been recorded in St.
James. This is six fewer than the
figure for the corresponding pe-
riod in 2006.
Last year, 178 persons
were killed in the parish, 39
more than in 2005.
Shooting is also trending
down, with 63 reported cases,
compared to 67 last year. Inves-
tigators have also mianaed to
clear up 27 of these incidents.
However, robberies have
increased by 43 when com-
pared to the 70 cases that were
on the books for the period last
"We are attributing this
rise to the clampdown on the
lottery scam and the drug
trade. We are seeing quite a
number of petty robberies,
which is why we have aug-
mented our mobile patrols,"
Supt. McGregor said.


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spirited challenge to the international donors for a critical
reappraisal of their policies and level of commitment to
help countries of the Caribbean Community deal
with serious social and economic development issues.
Combining expressions of appreciation with healthy
criticisms, President Jagdeo declared in a keynote
luncheon address, hosted by President of the Inter-
American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, at the
Bank's headquarters in Washington last week:
"Our region needs to stop making the case about

vulnerability and for special and differential treatment, and
demand answers from our partners in the developed
nations and the Multilateral Financial Institutions as to
whether they are prepared to accept this (new approach)
as a matter of policy.."
The Guyana President, who was speaking on behalf of his
fellow CARICOM Heads of Government at the event,
organised as part of the three-day Washington Conference
on the Caribbean, lamented the unhelpful, incessant and
frustrating debate whether our region deserves to be treated
as a special category of small and vulnerable states
This, as he said, was a non-argument, when it was so very
evident that a strong case exists for the region to be provided
with urgently needed aid as small and vulnerable economies
in this hemisphere.
The time was long overdue, as Jagdeo sees it, for a new
Declaration of Principles for economic aid to the Caribbean
and for an end to the very perplexing policy whereby
CARICOM countries are subjected to the same measuring
standards that, for example, the International Monetary Fund
applies to huge economies like Brazil and India.
Significantly, without any direct reference to President
Jagdeo's expressed concerns, an official of the World Bank
was to make the observation that there was "a lot that the
Caribbean could do by and for itself....However, the region
simply could not address on its own certain issues, including
trade; drug-trafficking and criminal deportees..."
Caroline Anstey, Director of the World Bank's Caribbean
Country Management Unit, which had separately hosted an

"Experts Forum" as a component of the Conference on
the Caribbean, also expressed the hope that this region
would be able to "translate the tremendous capital"
evident during the three-day Washington Conference,
"into tangible benefits for the Caribbean people".
Given her own position on the difficult problems facing the
region in dealing with drug trafficking and criminal
deportees, the World Bank official would also be mindful
of a related observation by President Jagdeo in his address
at the Inter-American Development Bank.
That observation, directed specifically at the USA, was the
urgent need for more realistic and effective collaboration
in combating not just narco-trafficking, but similarly curbing
the illegal entry of guns and ammunition in CARICOM

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heads of government have
broken bread with United
Slatecs President George WV
Bush iln Washington and have
retail iiid homine quite
"pleased" with their two-
hour meeting with hint.
HI"'oCnd stated ciolmii1l-
ii1l In sc10 lifre all "extenIon" nO
thle Cat ihbean Basin Trade Pro-
motion AL.\.'" (or CBl)-due to)
e\piri' i 1200 -- muchi \\O ilhat
could bhe \ ic\\ ed tis
"positive" results from laist
week's "'"Conference oil the Car-
ibbean: A 20/20 Vision"--meet-
ing \\itt Bush being the
highpoin-i-would ha11,1e to
a\\ail it'ore careful assessment
by the CARICOM leaders
themselves, as well as other re-
gional stakeholders..
It was the second occasion
in ten ,ears that there has been
such a :isummtit of CARICOM
leaders and a US President-
with tw o major differences:
The first time was the his-
tory-making 'Bridgetown Sum-
mit' of Mrlt 10. 1977 when Bill
Clinton became the firt- ever
US Pr'CNisi1nt to have such a
meeting \ilth all CARICOM
leadersI onl Caribbean soil.
'sCIed b\ Barbados' Prime
NMnisIer Ow\en Arthur-
who spoke on behalf of the 15-
imembcr Community at the
opening plenary session of the
three-da, multi-faceted 20/20
"Vision Iission". to Washing.-
,*I Tat lttsoiginhieth'with linton-

had been structured, on the ba-
sis of joint series of technical
and ministerial working group
meetings by both sides, to pro-
duce a "Plan of
Action" anchored in
a "Declaratlion of Principles".
The primary focus for
achieving the overall
objective of a "partnership for
prosperity and security in the
Caribbean" were: "Trade. Devel-
opment. Finance and the
Environment". and "Justice and
Security". To make that envis-
aged "partnership" a reality, de-
fined mechanisms were outlined
in a 48-page document that was.
made public.
The most significant of
those proposed initiatives vwas
the recommended annual meet-
ing of CARICOM Foreign
Ministers and the US Secretary
of State. to re\ iew progress.
and to be supported by meet-
ings of Joint Sub-Committees on.
Justice andSecurit'and ,' 1-



opment. Finance and Environ-

Much that went wrong inl
making a reality of the "part-
nership" promise of the
Clinton-CARICOM Summit
cannot be divorced from
America's domestic politics,
with changing emphases
on Latin American-Caribbean
relations and, more specifically
and relevant, the change in ad-
ministration that took Republi-
can George W Bush. into The
White House.
18-month period
Time will be the ultimate
judge of 'what progress is actu-
alls realized for the proposed
ne\\ ."matured" USA-
CARICOM relations in the re-
maining 18-month period of a
Republican President increas-
ingli unpopliiiar at home
and abroad.
.For all the work that went
into preparator\. arrangement's

b\ the Washington-
based CARICOM Group of
Ambassadors and the
CARICOM Secretarial ini
Georgetown for the Conference
on the Caribbean. it remains un-
knlown to what extent, if any.
efforts were made to benefit
from the experiences in planning
the 1997 summit with Clinton
and what went wrong for fol-
low-up initiatives.
For this second summit
with a US President. a two-and-
a half-page "Joint Statement on
Conference of the Caribbean".
was released., housed on 17
These ranged from
reaffirmationns" on commit-
ments to established democratic
norms: ensuring a "secure and
prosperous" Caribbean region
for all its citizens: strengthening
cooperation in a range of spe-
cific areas, including trade, in-
vestment. energy needs: ex-
panding security) arrangements'



!to combal terrorism. trafficking
in persons. drugs and small
trms. as ,well as in the ongoing
halttle against the HIV/AIDS
1.h c,:onid major diffTerience
. ',:; i; Ihe suuini it with Presi-
;, ',,. ti'lon in 1997 and the
S)(ii V.illeon Conlerence oni
i ( 'ar t'bcan. ith its
locus tiln l;h ilCCling \ilh Prc-si-
.',n !; B usl. \\:s its al l
.: 0; t, n; t' latlurc, to c l ,
iU Ic ir told. a l a el \\ aild

!, mnite! States.
StaI ntlilcanl coiiiponeni s.,
,utilidc ofl conlerei'ncin with
Bush. included separate meet-
ings with leaders of the US
Congress, tlhe business sector
and international financial
institutions, as well as represen-
tativ'es of the expanding Carib-
hean diaspora to forge a more
mIulally beneficial relationship
From the outset, the leaders
h!( "k.'clared that the Washing-
ton ( onterence was "not a beg-
ging hbosl emission". Separately.
a few of them were to engage in-
some candid talk. at various fora
and comments to the media, re-
flecting positions consistent
with the expressed desire for a
dignified relationship with the

Candid Talk
For instance. current
CARICOM chairman. Prime
Minister Ralph Gonsalves. was
to declare: "We have come not
in supplication but to forge a
genuine partnership based on
mutual respect..."
Prim Minister Arthur. in
elaborai g on the nature of
t ie soug "new partnership".
i 3t just ,th the Bushadmin-
,.Jtralion ;t;.the US.,Congress.

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subsequently declared:
"We have not conime as
peoples with etmpt\
pockets...We have come ;is,
the representatives of the
peo|l', ,, ,1 Icgion \\h,, hl t\e
lent iuch to the dc\elopiinil
of the hulitman coniditl ins
lhli.ugi2 (11CI producLts l'o il cCre-
atl c ii;n:igiiialioll..
\, i to remind nlt jusi the
;tuslh l IIInistral[ioil h I 1 1he
ic',:, ":.- i,::;:', : .;] ins hiltu i 'ns n lnd

burden' I het itl l i tl e'\l lo in \\illto

"I nI< l l' sha\ in Washline
ton that t ,Ib:L. Vene/ucla anil
China are carr ing the
burden in helping the region It
address i1s problems.
The President of Guyana.
Bharrat Jagdeo, later specified
some specific examples of assis-
tance frorn the trio of countries
identified by Arthur. spelling out
the tremendous advantages
gained by the region from. for
example. Cuba in the health sec-
Jagdeo was to later criticise
the failure of the USA to help
provide requested security as-
sistance for Guyana to cope
with-the challenges of monitor-
ing its very huge borders with
neighboring states to more ef-
fectivel) respond to narco-traf-
ficking. trafficking in people and
smuggling of arms and ammuni-
tion. Instead. his government
gets "lectures" from US offi-
For her part. Jamaica's
Prime Minister. Portia
Simpsor.-Miller. had a firm and
timely reminder for those who
wrongLx associate her country

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 24, 2007 7

PEOPLE who have known
me for some time know that
I can make a lot of noise.
For example, while most
people can sneeze as quietly
as a cat, and cover their
mouth and nose and twitter
while doing so, I can't.
My sneezing is generally
loud and raucous and when
I do it in my office, other
staffers outside watch me
and stare. You know that
kind of stare, right?
But I can't help it if I
don't make a loud noise, it's
not a satisfactory enough
sneeze for me.
And at parties and other
fun affairs, I can make as
much noise as other people
- and I don't have to be
drunk or on drugs to do it. If
making noise is fun, and
other people are enjoying it,
I am all for it.
Making noise can be fun,
indeed. Look at all those
firms that make so much
money and get rich from
making things that other
people can make noise with.
Fireworks are not fire-
works if they don't make

Vehicles have horns
which make noise to alert
people in their way; factories
have whistles that make
noise to let people know their
work shift is over or on. And
so on, and so on.
A lot of noise is nice and
can be useful and helpful.
But fun noise man that I
am does not mean that I
have a right to pour it forth
on other people, whether
they like it or not.
And that's what I want to
make a lot of noise about.
The freaking noise nui-
sance that's plaguing
people in their homes, at
work and on the streets has
gone for far too long and
too far enough and it's time
for all those entrusted with
the power to silence the cul-
prits to get off their
couches and make some
noise about it.
I like music, but no
neighbour has a right to be-
lieve he or she has a right to
play their music loud enough
for me to want to share in

their joy, when I want to be
able to listen to the sounds
of the mosquitoes buzzing
around the netting on my
Playing music in your
home is for your enjoyment
and not to torture anyone
And how much more mo-
ronic can one get than by
having booming sound sys-
tems fitted into a car or other
vehicle to play music so loud
as they drive that everyone
else is driven nuts?
People who do that are
sick and need serious psy-
chiatric treatment, or to be
sent to prison for a long pe-
riod where they may learn to
appreciate the virtue of not
making noise that annoys
other people.
And morons who cruise
through streets around mid-
night and after with music
blaring from their vehicles
can't be people who appre-
ciate the finer things in life.
They have got be from
other planet and should be

treated as gross and arro-
gant trespassers on the
rights of others.
People pay to go into
discos and nightclubs to
hear and dance to loud mu-
sic. And that's where the
noise should be confined -
inside the nightclubs.
Owners and operators of
discos and nightclubs can-
not be allowed to torture
others outside their premises
who choose not to go inside
their places to be enter-
tained. The noise within such
.places must be kept within
and those breaking the law
must be made to pay a heavy
price for their callous in-
This lawlessness has
gone beyond acceptable lim-
its and if persistent noisy
street protests are what it
would take to end it all, then
I am ready to lead the charge.
Surely, the authorities
cannot be waiting for a spe-
cial session of the United
Nations General Assembly
that could be convened in

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the next decade to sit for an-
other decade before passing
a resolution pledging inter-
national action against noise
Stopping the noise cul-
prits does not require a spe-
cial crack police unit or assis-
tance from the FBI, the CIA,
the World Bank or the IMF.
It does not need a spe-
cial parliamentary sub-com-
mittee that would be plagued
with political infighting over
special considerations be-
fore action can be agreed on.
It calls for determination,
fortitude, steadfastness and
a willingness to go the full

course and to take the fight
to those who understand
little else but tough tactics.
All it needs are for some
people to be made examples
of what happens when they
break the law and make noise
that annoys.
People have been too
quiet for too long over this
It's time for some big
noises to ensure some peace
and quiet for those of us
who have had more than
enough of this crass foolish-
I'll be waiting for your

A Little Perspective on Big Challenges

By Ron Cheong

Guyana is not without company in many of the difficult is-
sues it faces.
It is true that the hill is steeper and the budget smaller. Con-
sequently, the haul is very much harder.
But while a bigger budget would certainly bring welcome re-
lief to Guyana's cause, the evidence is that even countries with a
great abundance of resources have not found the magic bullet for
many of the same problems
The wealthiest and most technologically advanced country
in the world, the United States of America like Guyana, has a
wide range of issues to deal with. Three of the issues in com-
mon from which we can draw some parallels are: the education
system, flooding (Katrina) and health care.
Take education. The Christian Science Monitor reported that
nearly one in three American high school students would not
graduate in the Class of 2006.
They also reported that, "The picture is worse for urban
school districts, especially those serving poor students. Gradua-
tion rates in the largest school districts range from 21.7 percent
in Detroit and 38.5 percent in Maryland's Baltimore County to
82.5 percent in Virginia's Fairfax County."
And USA Today Reported that a study using 2002 and 2003
data found that public schools graduate 69.6% of an estimated
four million eligible students each spring, This rheans that in a
,given year about 1.2 million students, about one and a half times
the population of Guyana, won't graduate.
This is definitely not to say that Guyana should be satisfied
with substandard results from its educational system, or to di-
minishing the work that needs to be done. Rather, it is an at-
tempt to put the issue in some perspective on the level with a
country that has much greater resources to spare.
I haven't seen stats for school graduation in Guyana. But
the following data on attendance, taken from a.2003 Ministry of
Education paper, highlights one problem area in the Guyana's
school system. The paper based on information from the twelve

pilot schools of the SSRP, for the period January to June 2000,
reported that attendance for teachers was 89% and students 69%.
This means that teachers were in school an average about nine
out of ten sessions and students about seven out of ten sessions.
The combination of teacher and student attendances gives a best
case of both teacher and student being in class 69% of the time and
a worst case of 58%.
This is clearly unacceptable and needs to be addressed. Recent
actions under Operation Care, the school absenteeism campaign, is
an indication that efforts are being made to do something about the
problem, at least as far as student attendance goes.
Another area of concern is flooding. The devastation cased by
the 2005 floods is still palpable. It is no consolation that in 2005
Columbia and neighboring Venezuela and Brazil also suffered from
heavy flooding, with reports that in northeast Brazil more than
85,000 people were left homeless.
The recent heavy rains, with flooding in some parts, have raised
anxiety level again, along with concerns about drainage and irriga-
tion. It may be too early to say for sure, but the anecdotal evi-
dence is that the work since the floods has been of some benefit.
The modest achievements dealing with this situation (with as-
sistance from the USA and others), stands up well next to the Katrina
In August 2005, about six months after the Guyana floods, the
levees broke when hurricane Katrina struck. Like Guyana's sea-
wall, the levees in New Orleans are a barrier that protects parts of
the city below sea level.
It is estimated that 1,500 people lost their lives and 80% of
New Orleans was under water. Less than 200,000 of the 500,000
people displaced have returned to their homes.
Reports state that 90% of the population was evacuated, but
many elderly sick and poor people did not make it out. People
stranded for days at evacuation points were completely in the dark
as power, telephone and television lines were disrupted.
Those trapped in the flood complained that emergency response
was slow. People in wheelchairs were abandoned and there were
corpses floating in the water for days. It is also claimed that some

police officers took part in the looting that broke out.
Turning to health issues Guyana is reported to have one of
the highest HIV-AIDS growth rates in this part of the world.
The cost in human suffering is untold. Added to this is the sig-
nificant economic harm to the country. Numbers that I've seen
put the prevalence of HIV-AIDS in Guyana at 2.7% versus about
0.3% in the States where life expectancy is 78 years versus 66
years in Guyana.
Health care facilities are spares if they do exist in the interior
and rural areas. Where facilities exist, there are needs for more
addition to equipment and beds. And Guyanese have to travel
overseas for some specialties and treatments.
The USA would rank ahead of Guyana on just about any
measure relating to health, yet the National Coalition on Health
Care quotes a USA Today/ABC News survey that says one in
four Americans families had had a problem paying for medical
care, and nearly 30% said someone in their family delayed medi-
cal care in the past year. This is despite the fact that the annual
spending on health care was $2 trillion (a number beyond my
ability to grasp), or $6,700 per person (Guyana's per capital GDP
When looked at in context, the three issues above have more
nuances than when viewed in isolation during the everyday hustle
and day-to-day grind. There is no intention here to dodge the
serious issues facing Guyana, or to take a head in the sand ap-
proach. As a mater of fact, on some other issues Guyana's
standing is abysmal whatever measuring stick is used. One such
issue is murder Guyana's murder rate is triple that of the
Guyana faces a very challenging environment with compet-
ing demands from the issues mentioned, including sea-defence,
plus the need for infrastructure, roads and bridges, social services,
job creation and more.
There are good reasons for people to question where the
society is and where it's going; but it also makes sense once
in a while for the country to be encouraged by framing the

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Fuel smuggling major concerns

raised at Leguan NCLO meeting

The latest National Commis-
sion on Law and Order
(NCLO) meeting was held
yesterday in Leguan, Region
Three, where several commu-
nity-related concerns, includ-
ing drug abuse, noise nui-
sance, fuel smuggling and
constraints of Community
Policing Groups (CPGs) with
regard to firearms were high-
"It is really sad what we are
going through as it relates to fire-
arms. We have to lodge our
weapons at the Police station
every day and if we need it, we
have to travel over six miles to
get the weapon... We are con-
fined if an incident is to occur,"
one CPG member lamented.
Minister of Home Affairs
Clement Rohee promised that
the matter will be addressed
since it is discouraging for
"This doesn't make sense.
I don't know why such a deci-
sion was taken in the first place.

I will ensure that this issue is
dealt with," Minister Rohee
He reminded those in atten-
dance at the Leguan Primary
School of the role of CPGs in
crime fighting and government's
commitment to the groups.
"We (government) have
been vigorously promoting
Community Policing Groups
because we want it. If I hear that
any CPG is being discouraged,
then, as the Minister of Home
Affairs I will intervene," Min-
ister Rohee said.
Government has been using
CPGs to help complement the
work of the Police Force. There
are 186 active CPGs across the
country. The administration
continues to urge law abiding
citizens to join groups or create
new ones in their respective
Meanwhile, residents said
the issue of fuel smuggling has
been on the increase over recent

"There has been an increase
in fuel smuggling in Leguan and
even other communities along
the Essequibo River. Numerous
complaints have been made and
the Police are doing nothing. We
need to stamp out any kind of
illegal activity," one resident
Government is currently
putting systems in place to ad-
dress the fuel smuggling.
"We know exactly what is
going on and have set up a task
force to deal with the smuggling
of goods and fuel. When it is up
and running. it will be at the
Ministry of Home Affairs
headed by former Commis-
sioner of Police Floyd
McDonald...So Guyanese must
not think that we are not doing
anything," Minister Rohee said.
Government had agreed on
April 24 for the establishment
of a task force to overlook the
relevant agencies involved in the
fight against fuel and contraband


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River, left bank Cuyuni River. The COOK will be required to spend periods of up to three weeks
per month at the field camp.

The minimum requirements for trhe posiiior.3re
a) An approved foodai rndiers.erlnte
b) Basic primary education
c) Amale

The COOK's responsibilities will include:
a) Maintaining a register of all assets assigned to the kitchen
b) Preparing and submitting lists of rations, detergents, pesticides and domestic fuels to
the Operations Manager or the Administrative Manager, and accounting for the use of
all consumables.
c) Preparing meals for all personnel and participants at field camps and packaging food in
an appropriate mannerfor consumption in the field whenever necessary.
d) Dispensing meals, snacks and drinks at stipulated times and at such other times as
determined by a duly authorised officer.
e) Eriurnig hat f,.:,,j luffi, detergents and domestic fuel are stored appropriately.
f) Disposing of garbage and other refuse in accordance with FTCI's rules.
g) Monitoring sources of potable water and ensuring such sources are -,t polluted in any
h) Ensuring and assisting with the monitoring and cleaning of mess halls, toilets,
designated bathing and washing areas, and other enclosures.
i) Operating water pumps, generators, communication equipment and other devices as
j) Performing such clii,, ,, : i i'- be required from time to time.

Interested persons may send an application and r.- ,-. :.contactdetailsoftwo referees to.

The Administrative Manager
SForestry Training Centre Incorporated
1 Water Street. Kingston
GeorgetoWn. GUYANA "- .

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The next NCLO meeting is
scheduled for Region Six,
Berbice on June 30. NCLO is an
advisory body which is charged
with reviewing laws, policies,
and administrative measures
which have an impact on law

and order in Guyana. It was es-
tablished on November 25,
There have already been
about 30 meetings held in the
administrative Regions, except
for Regions Six and Eight.

Since the consultations
commenced, issues such as
teenage pregnancy, drug use
and trafficking, piracy, noise
nuisance and youth involve-
ment in illegal activities have

U.S. help likely on ...

(From page three)

act with both the executive and
legislative branches of the U.S.
government allowed for issues
of mutual concern to be dealt
with adequately.
But the U.S. has hailed the
efforts already being under-
taken. Shannon said Caribbean
leaders are making "heroic" ef-
forts in "standing up" to secu-
rity threats in the region.
While lacking sufficient re-
sources and training to eliminate
these threats, the Caribbean na-
tions have scored some victories
in the fight against terrorism,
drug trafficking, organised crime.

the movement of il
ons and trafficking
Shannon told report
21 briefing at the S
He pointed to
bean cooperation as
ment on the security
example, he said, "ex
enforcement assis
Guyana as well as T
Tobago to the U.S. h
up a terrorist plot to
F. Kennedy Internz
port in New York.
those implicated
were from these tw
Among the is


bread with

(From page six)

just with serious crime and violence while ignoring
social and economic factors.
"In many of our Caribbean societies", she said,
is fuelling persistent crime and violence. The CARD
gion does not manufacture guns. Yet we are flooded
and ammunition, which worsens our situation of crime
lence. This situation is made worse by criminal di
(mostly from the USA)...."

Cuba and Venezuela
Although, significantly, not part of the "Joint S
released after the meeting with President Bush, the C
Secretariat' noted in a separate press release:
"President Bush also emphasized trade relation
as matters of energy, particularly biofuels; the (US)
tion (reform) bill and also raised concerns regarding th
relations with Cuba and Venezuela..."
Exactly what those "concerns" happen to be we
luded to. But it is known that the Bush administration
unhappy with CARICOM's warm and principled re
with both Cuba and Venezuela.
Perhaps with an unintended touch of intrigue on
Prime Minister Gonsalves was quoted in the Secret
lease as telling a media briefing that followed the me
US President:
"Commitments were given on certain matters; con
was expressed in respect of other issues on which con
were unable to be given then and there, because som
obviously would have to be studied..."
Prime Minister Arthur who, along with the Guy
dent, shared the media briefing with Gonsalves, expl
one of the "commitments" to have emerged at the me
Bush. was "the consideration of renewing and upda
arrangements that were currently in limbo. and modei
Caribbean Basin Initiative into an arrangement that
\ond trade..."
While Prime Minister Patrick Manning was tellin
dia that he was "pleased beyond expectations" wit.
come of the meeting with President Bush. President
if sunmmarsing it all. noted: "We are very grateful f
pressions ofsupport and understanding that cai!me fr
dent Bush and the Congress..."
Now we must wall fur the short and longer-t
fits to flow to the Carihbirai region from the
lto Suminmil with Prteideigt Buim itai CAme 10 yi
itartith Presideni Clinton in Barbados. .

illegal weap- with the U.S. President by the
g in people, Heads of Government, were the
ers at a June overriding issues of trade, eco-
tate Depart- nomic growth and development,
security for all and social in-
U.S.-Carib- vestment, CARICOM reported.
s a vital ele- Shannon said these leaders
y front. For recognize that for their region to
excellent" law "survive and maintain its iden-
tance from tity," the various Caribbean
rrinidad and countries must cooperate polili-
helped break call and "integrate" economi-
) bomb John call. which is manifested by the
national Air- region's move to a single market
Several of and economy. He indicated that
in the plot such a move will improve the
o Caribbean Caribbean nations' ability to
compete in the global market.
sues raised The Bush administration is
working with the U.S. Congress
to renew and update the Carib-
bean Basin Initiative, which pro-
vides duty-free access of many
Caribbean goods to the U.S., he
He added that the U.S. also
seeks to help the Caribbean
S. grow by revitalizing its economy
through strengthened tourism
and services industries.
Shannon said the "Confer-
the harsh ence on the Caribbean A 20-
20 Vision," held in Washington
,"poverty June 19-21, added clarity to the
ICOM re- Caribbean nations' drive for so-
with guns cial equality and reducing pov-
e and vio- erty. Improving education in
deportation the Caribbean is a major part of
that effort, especially in science
and technology, he said.
The U.S. is helping -Carib-
3tatement" bean education through its
ARICOM programme called the U.S. Cen-
ters for Excellence in Teacher
s, as well Training, Shannon said. The
immigra- scheme has helped about 12,000
e region's Caribbean teachers improve the
quality of their classroom read-
ere not al- ing instruction.
on is quite The Bush administration's
;lationship efforts in-the Caribbean have
been "quite striking," said Shan-
n his part, non, with U.S. aid to the region
tariat's re- since 2001 moving from about
eting with $58 million per year to more
than $300 million per year.
isideration One focus of aid, he said,
nmitments is the President's Emergency
ne matters Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR). That 15-nation plan
ana Presi- includes Guyana and Haiti.
gained that That Haiti and Guyana are
eatingg with in PEPFAR, said Shannon, in-
iting trade dicates that the U.S. under-
rnising the stands the "kind of challenges"
t goes be- the Caribbean faces, and its
"willingness ... to put signifi-
ng the me- cant resources" into the region.
h the out- Karran feels that the U.S.
Jagdeo, as now understands the position
or the ex- of the region on the various is-
-om Presi- sues. and as a result it was a "re-
markable conference."
erm ben- However, he noted that
Washing- the true success of th'ceon-
ears after .fvFence will be known in .the
S..-- .*iianner in which the 'fe i-
sions are implemented.

p.-p i ,;

Time for a


By Sir Ronald Sanders

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

Serious attention has to be
given to the creation of a
single currency by the coun-
tries of the Caribbean Com-
munity and Common Market
(CARICOM) that earlier this
year signed an agreement to
establish a Single Market. If
they don't, the single market
will begin to unravel as free
movement of goods and ser-
vices fails to bring significant
benefits because transaction
costs remain high and ex-
change rates continue to fos-
ter uncertainties.
A monetary union and a
single currency in the countries
of the Caribbean Community
and Common Market
(CARICOM) would be a boon
to commercial operations in the
region from the smallest trader
to the largest corporation. It
would also be a delight to multi-
destination tourists and to the
ordinary CARICOM citizen
travelling from one country to

CARICOM countries need
look no further than within their
seven smaller member states,
the countries that comprise the
Organisation of Eastern Carib-
bean States (OECS), to witness
some of the benefits of a cur-
rency union and single currency.
In the OECS countries.
cross border investment has in-
creased, the currency is the
strongest in the region, transac-
tion costs for business is less
than they are with other
CARICOM countries, and the
people of the area are able to
travel without the burden of
having to change their money.
During the recently con-
cluded Cricket World Cup tour-
nament in the Caribbean, the ab-
sence of a single currency in the
much vaunted "single economic
space" was a glaring weakness.
Persons travelling from one
country to another, except
within the OECS, found that
they had to endure the inconve-
nience of changing money at ev-
ery destination, often losing
heavily on exchange rates.
In a recent paper to
CARICOM Heads of Govern-

ment, noted Economist,
Norman Girvan, observed:
"Among the advantages of mon-
etary union are reduction of
transaction costs of intra-re-
gional trade, investment and re-
mittances; increased price trans-
parency, reduced exchange rate
uncertainty, enhanced efficiency
of financial markets, and a deep-
ened sense of regional identity".
And, Barbados Central
Bank governor, Dr Marion Wil-
liams, has warned that the
United States dollar might
emerge as a default common
currency if CARICOM coun-
tries do not move toward a
single currency.
In 1992, another Barbados
Central Bank official, Dr Delisle
Worrell, had cautioned against
adopting the US dollar as legal
tender, saying that the lack of
credible, convertible Caribbean
currency "may give the US an
enormous political lever over
countries which are so dependent
that they should maximise what-
ever opportunity avails to in-
crease their room for manoeuvre".
To be fair to the US, no per-
son in authority in the US has
suggested that CARICOM

I a

By Luis Carpio

"For the cliff is all right, if
you're careful," they said,
"And, if folks even slip and are
It isn't the slipping that hurts
them so much
As the shock down below when
they're stopping."
So day after day, as these mis-
haps occurred,
Quick forth would those rescu-
ers sally
To pick up the victims who fell
off the cliff,
With their ambulance down in
the valley.
Joseph Malins 1895

The urge to include another
stanza from the old poem was
irresistible, as it so well cap-
tures our racial bias for the
pound of cure over the ounce of
prevention. Shiny, new helicop-
ters and warehouses full of wa-
ter and candles will always
seem more sexy to us than, say,
baseline assessments. This is
not to say, of course that pre-
paredness is not crucial, but
rather that all stages of the di-
saster cycle need to receive ap-
propriate attention if we are to
save lives and reduce the impact
of natural phenomena upon our
As reported in the last in-
stallment, representatives of
more than 100 governments
converged in Geneva from 5th

The Greater

Caribbean This Week

to 6th June to launch a new
United Nations-chaired forum
on disaster reduction aimed at
becoming the principal interna-
tional consultative group on the
The Global Platform for Di-
saster Risk Reduction brings to-
gether governments, the UN and
other specialized organizations,
academic institutions, financial
associations, and other civil so-
ciety groups to tackle threats
posed by natural disasters, in-
cluding those posed by climate
change and urbanization. Ac-
cording to Silvano Bricefio, Di-
rector of the UN International
Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Secretariat "We certainly need to
continue reducing carbon emis-
sions but as global warming is
already here, we need at the
same time to find other ways to
reduce the impacts of climate
The main purpose of the
meeting was to gauge the level
of success at the national level
of the Hyogo Framework of Ac-
tion. adopted in 2005. As such.
the meeting stressed some of
the main Hyogo themes and re-
iterated the great need for advo-

cacy, with clear and consistent
messages, to stimulate aware-
ness and support by politicians,
managers, professional groups,
and the general public.
All participants also agreed
that disaster risk reduction must
be an integral part of sustainable
development planning. "Good
governance, effective planning,
courageous budgeting and imple-
menting policies to prevent hu-
man settlement in hazardous ar-
eas are indispensable: we have
to ensure that hospitals.
schools, transportation and wa-
ter systems are hazard-resil-
ient," said Bricefno.
The meeting recognized that
many countries face great chal-
lenges in building their basic in-
stitutional capacities, to de-
velop or revise legislation and
policy frameworks, and to
implement national platforms.
action plans, and budgets. Other
countries, however, have made
considerable progress and have
a wealth of experience. This is
particularly true in our Greater
Caribbean region. which is
recognized by all to be a veri
(Please turn to page 10)



countries should opt for the US
dollar as their currencies. But,
the reality is that cross-border
transactions among CARICOM
countries are conducted in US
dollars, and in the absence of a
single monetary authority and a
single currency, the US dollar is
the measure of exchange.
On all counts it is highly de-
sirable for CARICOM countries
to establish a single currency.
The West Indian Commission in
its 1992 report, "Time for Ac-
tion", had suggested to
CARICOM governments that
"immediate steps should be
taken towards the goal of a com-
mon currency". And the Com-
missioners went on to propose
that it should "be attained on a
phased basis and under arrange-
ments which take account of ex-
isting exchange rate differen-
In reality, the seven OECS
countries. Barbados and Belize

could probably establish a single
monetary authority and single
currency within a short space
of time. Their exchange rate
and other economic factors are
close enough to merge with little
Other countries Trinidad
and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana
and Surinam could operate on
a parallel track with the single
currency area until they satisfy
criteria to join.
A reference of how this
could be done exists now in the
European Union (EU). Four-
teen EU member countries are
not part of the European single
currency, the euro, or the com-
mon central bank. They are re-
quired to achieve "sustainable
economic convergence with the
euro area". This includes price
stability, a low level of public
debt, and a stable exchange rate.
In the meantime, agreements
have been worked out to facili-

tate their trade. investment and
currency conversion with the
other thirteen EU members, but
their costs are higher.
A single monetary authority
and a single currency for
CARICOM countries could
bring enormous benefits for
more investment, greater trade,
better prices for goods and ser-
vices and easier movement of
people for tourism and com-
merce. The CARICOM single
market, and the single economic
space would then assume far
greater relevance to the lives of
Caribbean people.
It is time for a single
Caribbean dollar.
Responses to:

6 23 2007.8 43 PM


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Phones: 223-5061, 223-5062


Forestry Training Centre Incorporated (FTCI), a corporate subsidiary of the
Guyana Forestry Commission, requires an Operations Officer to support the
development of reduced impact logging practices and related training materials
tailored primarily to the needs of community based forestry enterprises.

The Operations Officer will be based at FTCI HQ, Georgetown but will be
required to undertake frequent visits to FTCI's field centre and other interior

The minimum qualifications required are:
a) A first degree in forestry with three years field experience with a forest
b) Strong communication and organizational skills
c) Aptitude for field based activities
d) Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point & Publisher)

The responsibilities of the Operations Officer include:

a) Coordinating the logistical and technical aspects of FTCI's field
b) Supervising the (development, where applicable) and the use and
maintenance of all field assets
c) Coordinating the purchase and acquisition of field equipment, tools
and materials
d) Assisting with the preparation of project technical, promotional and
administrative documents
e) Assisting with the preparation of training activities, annual work plans
and biannual progress reports
f) Consulting and liaising with stakeholders and project partners

Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience.

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae and the names and address of
two referees should be
submitted to:

The Director
Forestry Training Centre Incorporated
1 Water Street, Kingston
Georgetown, GUYANA.

Applications should reach the Director by July 7, 2007.

rStWD~ ~OPWll~ti~dtapr 8~07

10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 24, 2007

By Gwynne Dyei"

The United States is ,off the
hook: last year China over-
took the US to become the
world's biggest emitter of
carbon dioxide. "The tall
tree attracts the wind," and
from now on China will be
the main target of the criti-
cism that used to be directed
at the United States for refus-
ing to accept binding limits
on its greenhouse gas emis-
What's particularly striking
is the speed with which China
has passed the United States.
In 2005 its C02 emissions were
two percent lower than those of
the US; in 2006 they were eight
percent higher. Yet China only
has four times the population
of the United States, and the av-
erage Chinese in nothing like a
quarter as rich as the average
American. In fact, the vast ma-
jority of Chinese don't even
own cars. So why does China
produce so much C02? -
One reason is cement. The
pace of building in China is so
intense that the country pro-
duces 44 percent of the world's
cement (the US produces 4 per-
cent), and cement production is
a major source of greenhouse
The main culprit, however,



is coal, which accounts for 70
percent of China's energy con-
China already burns more
than twice as much coal as the
United States, and almost as
much as everybody else in the
world combined. In the race to
keep up with soaring energy de-
mand, it is building 550 new
coal-fired power stations (they
, are currently opening at the rate
of two a week), and nobody has
the time to experiment with
clean-burning coal technologies
that are still new even in the
West So China's emissions will
continue to race ahead of every-
body else's.
But climate change WILL
affect the lives of ordinary Chi-
nese people, and the govern-
ment and the experts know it.
One government study last year
predicted a 37 percent fall in
crop yields within the next fifty
years if current trends persist.
Since we may assume that cli-
mate change will be having com-
parable effects elsewhere and
that even a rich China will be
unable to make up the shortfall
by importing food, that. predic-
tion implies mass starvation.
Don't they care?
Of course they care, but
they are in a high-stakes poker
game and they cannot afford to
blink. There is going to have to

be a global agreement on curb-
ing greenhouse 'gas emissions
within the next five to ten years
or the world faces runaway cli-
mate change, but countries like
China and India must get spe-
cial terms or their hopes of a
prosperous future are doomed.
Put yourself in China's
shoes. Five hundred years ago
average incomes in Europe, In-
dia and China were about the
same. Then the Europeans got
the jump on everybody else
technologically, grew
unimaginably rich and powerful,
and conquered practically the
whole world. They also
industrialized, and for two hun-
dred years it was their indus-
tries, their cities, their vehicles
that poured excess C02 and
other greenhouse gases into the
Now the rich countries are
concerned about the conse-
quences. Now, they are even
willing to curb their emissions
(though some rich countries less
so than others)i- but they can
easily afford to, because they are
already rich and bound to re-
main so. i
Whereas if China imposes
the same kind of curbs on its
emissions, then it will not be-
come a; country where most
people are prosperous and se-
cure in this generation, or per-

haps ever. The same goes for In-
dia and all the other once-poor
countries that are now experi-
encing very rapid economic
growth. So the deal must be that
they get to keep on growing
fast, and the rich countries take
the strain.
There are two main ways
for the developed countries to
take the strain. One is to cut
their own emissions very
deeply, leaving some room for
the developing countries to ex-
pand theirs. The other way is
to pay directly for cuts in the
emissions of the developing
countries: pay them to adopt
clean-burning coal technologies,
pay them to build renewable en-
ergy sources, pay them not to
cut the rain-forests down. Pay
them quite a lot, in fact, because
otherwise we all suffer.
The developing countries
will never get that deal unless
they demonstrate that they are
unwilling to curb their emis-
sions without itW:
That is what they are doing
at the moment, and it's not ac-
tually a poker game at all.
It is a game of chicken.

(BBC News) Heavy rain and
floods have killed at least 45
people in the southern In-
dian state of Andhra
Officials say up to 56,000
people have been displaced and
moved to relief camps. Most
people were killed when flash
floods destroyed their homes.
The strong winds and rain
have caused widespread damage,
toppling electricity pylons and
communication towers.
The annual monsoon set
over southern India earlier this
month and more rain is ex-
pected in the region.
The dead included 15
people swept away by a flash
flood in Kurnool. 225kmn south-
west of the state capital.
Some were killed by light-
ning strikes.
Coast guards were looking
for missing fishermen. \0ho
went to sea despite weather
warnings, officials said.
Aid officials were distribut-
ing food. fresh water and medi-
cine to people. some stranded
on the roofs of houses and
(Please turn to page 12)

Miami committed

to helping

Georgetown in the

development of ICT

The Georgetown Municipality's vision of leveraging infor-
mation communication technology to enhance the efficiency
of municipal operations has been given a boost through a
commitment by the Miami Department of Information Tech-
nology to assist the Division of Information Technology of
the Mayor and Councillors of the City in the provision of
cost effective, reliable, secure information systems and tech-
nological solutions that support the business strategies of
the City and the information needs of the citizens they
Head of the Georgetown's City Council's Information Technol-
ogy (IT) Division, Waynewright Orderson who attended
cently concluded XIII Inter-American Conference of Mayors and
Local Authorities in of Miami, as part of an official municipal del-
egation from Georgetown, is currently meeting with senior func-
tionaries of the Miami Information Technology Department, the
Hewlett Packard Corporation and other major computer network-
ing, security and training companies in Florida.
The focal intent of the encounters between the Georgetown IT
head and the Miami based entities is for the accessing of cutting-
edge technology for implementation and establishment of integrated
information technology systems within the Georgetown Munici-
pality, according to a press release from the Municipality.
The visit to Miami and the mission to engage US based compa-
nies is part of a roadmap for continuous technology improvements
being spearheaded by the Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green
J.P. and a component of a new municipal technology strategic plan-
ning process being undertaken by the Division of Information Tech-
nology, which is, examining opportunities for re-engineering city op-
erations to optimize operating efficiencies and provide better'ser-
vice and information delivery.
Mayor Green believes that the capital city can and should be
in the forefront of the very latest developments in technology.
The Mayor, who also chairs the Management Information Sys-
tems Committee of Council, says that his committee is well aware
of the profound impact that information technology is having on
the daily lives of residents of Georgetown and Guyana with the
emergence of the internet, e-mail. PDA's and wireless technology.
He said the Committee is firmly of the view that it presents
the municipality with an opportunity to provide residents, busi-
nesses. institutions and visitors with access to information and ser-
vices online.
The Mayor indicated his council's recognition of the power
of information technology to achieve their operational goals
as well as the ever-changing financial and service delivery chal-
lenges, and will be seeking to use it to improve internal and
external communications with customers, ensure the privacy
and security of sensitive information, implement transaction
services and develop electronic commerce capabilities.

Platforms for


(From page nine)

table crucible of growing disaster risk, but where an important
number of regional and national bodies stand ready to bring their
expertise to the table whilst managing to avoid duplication, par-
alleling and overlapping of initiatives.
This cooperation will allow all counties in the Greater Car-
ibbean to, among many other things, establish systems to moni-
tor and report on their risk profiles and on the implementation
of the Hyogo Framework, including best practice codes, verifi-
able indicators, benchmarks and targets, in order to guide ac-
tion and improve accountability for results. The most impor-
tant regional effort towards this goal will be the Greater Carib-
bean conference on disaster reduction to be held in Haiti from
14-16 November 2007 which was officially announced by the
Haitian Delegation in Geneva.
The purpose of the conference is to exchange experiences,
lessons learnt and best practices in the areas of natural disaster
risk reduction. mitigation and recovery within the region. as well
as determine reas of intra-regional co-operation in all three ar-
eas. which will inform a Plan of Action for regional Coopera-
tion in the Greater Caribbean to be adopted by the meeting.
Mr. LMu Carpio is the Director of Transport-and Natural
Disasters of the Association of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback can be sent to: mail@acs-

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IKaaplan and Norton oi I lihe
lbalanced scorecard. Piier
llc!!h analyses thli ;iiagc-old
fi1ii oli',iin. ho do i on sitc-
c'tssl',, ll] inifplcinii' lt ur
organisatiolln's strate-'. And
ponders if' business align-.
menll could be the' aInsI. ur
11 is the age-old story. a Ian-
lastic idea in principle but
poorly implemented. Gelling
business strategy to work and
deliver the results it promises is
something that many
organizations struggle with. The
causes are as multiple as the
proposed solutions.
The chain of command
from boardroom to marketplace
is lengthy, and along the way
strategic intent can be distorted.
li fective strategy implemninta-
tion,. business management and
coL porate governance depend on
everyone having a clear under-
standing of what tlhe
organisation needs, to deliver,
how they can contribute, and
how their contribution will be
recognized and ultimlately re-
In today's world. all
organizations need to change
rapidly and effectively, identify-
ing and exploiting synergies be-
tween. their component units,
continually optimising their use
of resources and allowing em-
ployces to realise their poten-
tial. To try to achieve this most

i ainisatlioi's locuI ,
-iu\ciicnl of operaii
sinsc I IattaI eXLe.i ,
I~li~iisncs lnlallaelnelt',

What is bus'-
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micnl address these is,, lisi-
ness alignment seeks ,plil
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thing inside and on! th';, lic
organisati o on a sintic et ol
corporate goals, therefpi c deli\-
ering these goals more quickly.
more effectively and at a lower
Many approaches make
these sorts of claims, but hows
things are done affects their ef-
fectiveness. Business alignment
differs from other approaches in
the way it achieves these re-
First, business alignienit
starts from the future \ here
you want to .be rather than
trying to improve the present -
where you do not want to be.
This stimulates radical indL ob-
jective thinking about what
needs to be done.
Secondly, business align-
ment.uses this picture of the fu-
ture as a benchmark to challenge
the present objectively. system-
atically and radically. \\which in-
creases productivity and im-
proves services.
Thirdly, business alignment
allows and requires e\ eryone to
state the contribution they will
make to the corporate out-

how lh. \will do .,.
'.. :.' 'its e\elr one and c\-
., i', ihi" 1 the ci p:'tate goil'.
i". ud exiterinally.
S .:*',, t, usinpc:,- alignmnc :
'mis rai'hr than proi e
J, .'. the causal relation-
lhp e;, cen ithe required ou
c lc. icivities and resources
ti all 1,' el, This enables joined-
'Ip ,i ':, intg and predicts the
probahl'ity of achitinug the rc-
Lquiut oiiitcomes. reducing risk
and reassuring the organisation's

What does the future
Most organizations have
given thought to the future, but
sometimes this thinking is
vague and has little effect on
operations or behaviours. In
such cases, business alignment
requires the creation of a future-
proofing benchmark.
The future-proofing bench-
mark improves an organisation's
peripheral vision and increases
the completeness. consistency
and probability of its strategy.
The beauty of future proofing
is that it enables anyone to ques-
tion the current status quo in a
powerful but unthreatening
In order to create a picture
of the future an organisation
needs .to ask itself some challeng-
ing questions. For instance, what
will the world be like in future?
What will be the effect of this
future world on the organisation?

!!u\\ shoul-J i1i or'gai!'isa.l', !o
i'pare lor lhis world'.

'-nging for0 organtisations. .is olh'.I
the prcssiircs of ihe coniim'iii\c
Vork em\ ironllCnlll mean llil \\ C
are rieactionai,. responding to ilie
s niptomis ol probleil railil
than an underlying cause. It is this
looking to the future that
epitomises business alignmient
and highlights the benefits that an
organisation can derive. The abil-
ity to predict the achievement of
outcomes while utilising resources
to best effect is something that all
organizations would wish to

management system
The business model created

by business alignment is stored
in a business management sVs-
tem. which pro\ ides integration.
predictability and transparency .
I Iniegration e\er\ thing
the organisation needs to do and
emIplo to deliver its required
outcomes is linked at all levels
across the holee \alue chain
,ci\ c u ias thpplicr'ou
i'! .'dict0 i biil \ i he ciis -

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qIui .' c iinpanies i10o pr \ idel
ltrans])a, nc' collsullalio l.
C O!|ll l ChCl11essleness. COillis-
encll\. all relevant inlormiialio'i
and continual revie\\ to their
stakeholders. Although lithe
OFR requirements has been
withdrawn by the government.
the implementation of these
principles, not more regulation.
is the key to effective gover-
The business management
system implements the OFR

principles. The integration pro-
vides comprehensiveness. con-
sistenc\ and all relevantinnfor-
matlioni the transparncyil en-
ables continual re tict\: and the
predictability enables effecti\c
consulli. ion.

The future of business
i 'i IIn d i nO I

Aprill 2!)7t
C t '1r Bebl)d is (I\'cr \ntd
director of Perendie, authors
of Business Alignment. He
has over 30 years' experience
in1 corporate and business
alignment, and is currently
facilitating ACCA's use ot
business alignment. He can
be contacted at


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Tax Auditor


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professional accounting body such as ACCA

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The f light


No nation can long endure
without virtue or morality in
its people .
A loss of principles and
manners is the greatest threat to
a free people .Samuel Adams,
the father of the American Revo-
lution, said. "While the people
are virtuous they cannot be sub-
dued; but when once they lose
their virtue, they will be ready
to surrender their liberties to the
list external or internal in-
Morality is the centre pil-


were archaic and even back-
ward, undeniably, the generation
it produced has validated its
benefits in many ways.
We were more respectful
and moral. We had a greater
sense of decency and character.
While immorality has always
been with us, the generation I
grew up in were respectful
enough to contain themselLs '
and reserve certain behavior
and indulgences for their prism ate
life, as a mark of respect Ior
public decency .

lar of any decent, free society.
A society that has abandoned
its morality will inevitably de-
generate into an ungovernable,
anarchical state.
Let us examine our own be-
loved Guyana. This is a land
that prided itself in possessing
a rich cultural diversity and to
some degree an ethnic utopia
" .Many of us are the beneficia-
ries of the virtues and values.
forcible micilled by grandnmoth-
iers of the sixties. While the
methodologies in many ways



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Children never swore in the
presence of adults. Manners
was taught deliberately in
schools and enforced in society.
The respect for self, others and
the property of others was a
personal value that was a part
of our upbringing.
The celebration of our cul-
ture was something to be proud
of. Creativity and artistic ex-
pressi\eness \ere the evident
standards to be pursued in the
national celebrations, such as
Mashranmani Mass Games and
many such activities .
Today, so much has
changed, that one can't even be
sure that we are still the same
nation. There has been a sad
flight of morality from our na-
tion. both at the societal and in-
stitutional levels. While it is not
my attempt to apportion blame,
it is however imperative to iden-
tify the cause or source of a
problem if you have any inten-
tion to fix that problem.
In recent years the music
and entertainment industry has
managed to destroy virtually
overnight what parents, educa-
tors, religious leaders and many
others have labored to build
over decades. That is a society
grounded on decency and moral-
Music has greater influence
on behavior than even legisla-
tions. The impact of the music
and entertainment industry
emanating out of North
America has significantly de-
stroyed the foundation of the
Guyanese moral fabric. Culture
is now replaced by vulgarity.
Wining, gyrating and sexually
provocative displays have be-
come the norm at our national
celebrations. Our women parade
virtually naked, as sexual ob-
jects, while gyrating to lyrics
that are demeaning to them.
Since when it is cool and ac-
ceptable to address our moth-
ers, wives and sisters as bitches
and whores? Totally unaccept-
able. There is a sexual revolu-


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tion taking place around us that
we must carefully understand in
order to effectively deal with it.
But vulgarity must never be-
come ;'b;itule for artistic cre-
T1,, tullural trends of other
naltiol- u ,lsl not dictate our
cultural expressions .From
whence has come this idea of
pajama party and wet T-shirt
party and Mini-skirt partly?
How can one not see that these
obviously highly sexual experi-
ences will impact negatively on
an already vulnerable society'?
Many may not agree with
me, but the spread of HIV/
AIDS is a behavioral issue. We
are doing a greater ill to our-
selves by promoting activities
that will encourage irresponsible
sexual behavior. We are-not at all
serious about dealing with the
HIV/AIDS issue, if we do not

address the issue of morality .
Dr. Martin Luther King
said. "Behavior cannot be legis-
lated .but it can be regulated".
thus establishing that goern-
11Ienis are nol necessarily the
ones 10to pro\ ide solutions to
these issues, but rather those of
us who help to mold and inform
the mindset in society. Our
women must have more pride in
themselves and not continue to
allow themselves to be used to
further corrupt a highly sexual
society .They are not advertis-
ing props they are God's gift
to the world that makes human
life possible .
Women! Take pride in your-
self and cover up.
Let us redeem our society
one step at a time. Let us be-
gin by putting our sense of
morality and decency back
where it belongs.

The Imperial findings have
been published m journal PLoS
The imperial team used a
mathematical model of the pro-
cesses by which T cells are pro-
duced and eliminated.
Using this they showed that
the current theory of an uncon-
trolled cycle of T cell activation,
infection, HIV production and
cell destruction dubbed the
"runaway" hypothesis was
They concluded that it
could not explain the very slow
pace of depletion that occurs in
HIV infection.
They showed that if the
theory was correct, then T
helper cell numbers would fall
to very low levels over a num-
ber of months, not years.
Researcher Professor
Jaroslav Stark said: "Scientists
have never had a full understand-
ing of the processes by which
T helper cells are depleted in
HIV, and therefore they've been
unable to fully explain why
HIV destroys the body's sup-
ply of these cells at such a slow
"Our new interdisciplinary
research has thrown serious
doubt on one popular theory of
how HIV affects these cells, and
means that further studies are
required to understand the
mechanism behind HIV's dis-
tinctive slow process of ccllu

(Please turn to page 14)

(BBC Newvs) A longstanding
theory of how HIV slowly de-
pletes the body's capacity to
fight infection is wrong, sci-
entists say.
HIV attacks human immune
cells, called T helper cells. Loss
of these cells is gradual, often
taking many years.
It was thought infected cells
produced more HIV particles
and that this caused the body to
activate more T cells which in
turn were infected and died.
Imperial College London
modelling suggests that, if that
was true. cells would die out in
months not years.

HIV infection

t ory challenged

'SUNDAY CHIROllCLE'une 24,' 2007

FESTIVITY Colourful performances at the 2008 Olympic festival. The picture is part of
the "New Beijing, Great Olympics" at the National Museum which runs until July 13, 2007.

THE Hall of Supreme Harmony The biggest palace in the Forbidden City was the scene
of ceremonies presided over by China's emperor.

DANCE A thousand-armed Guanyin performance given
by 21 deaf dancers, whose ages average 17.

Rain and

floods kill 45 ...
(From page 11) -
buses or up trees.
"1 spent the night on my rooftop along with my family
after flood water gushed into my ,house," Musari
Vcnkateswarlu, a school teacher in Guntur's Macherla town.-
is quoted as telling Reuters news agency.
Many of the roads are under water and the relief is being
dropped from the air.
"We have opened up 95 relief camps... for 56,000 dis-
placed people and also brought in 200 medical teams to
coiltain the spread of water-related diseases," said Precti
Sudan, disaster management commissioner for Andhra

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Unesco to decide heritage sites

(BBC News) The UN's cul-
tural organisation Unesco is
meeting in New Zealand to
discuss which sites to add to
the list of most valuable natu-
ral or manmade treasures.
Around 45 sites are in com-
petition to be added to the
World Heritage list.
The committee will also de-
cide if any heritage sites are in
danger from war, tourism, over-
development or neglect.
Those that could be deemed
endangered include the Tower of
London, the Galapagos Islands,

Dresden in Germany and
Machu Picchu in Peru.
The committee is also ex-
pected to reach an opinion on
controversial Israeli excavations
near the Al Aqsa mosque in
The committee will con-
sider bids from 39 different
countries in its week-long meet-
ing in Christchurch.
"Each site is visited by a
team of experts who assess the
management plan presented by
the authorities," Unesco spokes-
women Sue William said.

There are currently 830
sites on the World Heritage List.
from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,
which has been added to regu-
larly since 1972.
But deciding which sites to
include on the endangered list
could prove more important.
Last year Dresden was
added to the list, threatened
with losing its heritage status if
the city went ahead with a con-
troversial modem bridge.
The Galapagos Islands and
the Inca city of Machu Picchu
could also be under threat from

the effects of mass tourism.
Plans for the construction
of a 310m 1,016ft) skyscraper
near the Tower of London could
also threaten its status.
Unesco is also being lobbied
by campaigners calling on it to
protect six World Heritage sites
from the impact of climate change.
Groups including
Greenpeace and the Climate
Justice Programme have been
petitioning the body to list
the locations, including
Mount Everest and the Great
Barrier Reef, as "in danger".


The istry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security'invites suitably qualified
Bidders to submit bids for the provision of security services at : of the following locations:
commencing from August 1, 2007.

(a) Head Office
(b) Palms
(c) Drop-in-Centre
(d) Labour Division
(e) Night Shelter
(f) Mahaica Hospital
(g) Board of Industrial Training
(h) New Amsterdam

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders in Guyana.

Bid documents for the above services can be purchased from the Cashier at the Ministry of'
Labour, Human Services and Social Security for a non-refundable sum of $10,000.00.

Submission of bids must be in a sealed envelope, and clearly marked on the top left-hand
corner, "Supply of Security Services to all locations, Ministry of Labour, Human Services and
Social Security".

Each bid must be accompanied by valid Compliance Certificates from the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and deposited in the Tender Box
Ministry of Finance. Bids without valid certificates will be disqualified.

Bids must be accompanied with a bid security amounting to the sum of three hundred and
fifty thousand dollars ($350,000.00).

Bid documents must be addressed as stated below and submitted not later than 09:00 h
on July 10, 2007.

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

Bidders or their representatives are invited to witness the opening of the bid documents on
July 10, 2007 at 09:00h at the Ministry of Finance.


Sydney's opera house is a candidate for the heritage list.

(BBC News) Large parts of the US city of New Orleans
are still at risk of flooding in a major storm, a report has
Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina lashed the US Gulf
Coast, US$1bn has been spent to fix hurricane-protection sys-
But many areas of the city would still be vulnerable in a
storm much weaker than Katrina, the US Army Corps of Engi-
neers' study found.
Nearly 1,700 people were killed in the wake of the devas-
tating hurricane.
Storm-protection gates and other construction projects had
left some areas of the city better protected than in 2005, the
corps which is leading the reconstruction found.
But in many other areas, the risk of flooding was the same
some hurricane-protection systems were repaired only to their
pre-Katrina levels rather than upgraded.
With many residents still rebuilding in the hope of return-
ing to New Orleans, the project found parts of the city were
still at risk of flooding from what it describes as a l-in-100
storm. Katrina was a much stronger, 1-in-400 storm.
"What we're doing here is showing people what the magni-
tude of the risk is," the corps' chief engineer, Lt Gen Robert
Van Antwerp, said.
"The whole purpose of providing this information is so
people can make a personal decision."
The corps also created a website that lets residents assess
storm-damage risks in the city block-by-block, based on a se-
ries of detailed maps and statistical analysis.
The maps were developed by testing aspects of the New
Orleans landscape, such as topography and levees, against 152
possible storm types.
It is not certain that computer modelling can accurately pre-
dict exactly how any storm would affect the city, but they.will
be used to help the corps plan its rebuilding projects and by
insurance companies for risk assessment.
The corps is due to finish rebuilding the hurricane-
protection systems in 2011.

HIV infection theory ...

(From page 12)
lar destruction."
The Imperial team thinks one possible explanation could
be that the virus slowly adapts itself over the course of the
But they stress that further analysis is needed to verify
this alternative theory.
Professor Stark said: "If the specific process by which
HIV depletes this kind of white blood cell can be identified, it
could pave the way for potential new approaches to treat-
Roger Pebody, a treatment advisor at HIV charity Terrence
Higgins Trust, said: "HIV is an incredibly complex virus and
research is ongoing to try and establish exactly how it works.
"We need more studies in this area before we can
draw any clear conclusions."

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Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader in Gaza an
minister in the dismissed- government, wave
people after Friday prayers in Gaza June 2;
REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas caIll

for talks wit

Abbas's Fat

By Nidal al-Mughrabi
GAZA (Reuters) Hamas
leader Ismail Haniyeh, prime
minister of the Palestinian
government dismissed by
President Mahmoud Abbas,
called for power-sharing talks
yesterday with Fatah rivals
routed from the Gaza Strip.
"There will be no dialogue.
with Hamas," responded
Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior
Fatah official in the West Bank.
Hamas seized control of
Gaza just over a week ago. It.
faces isolation there, not only
from Israel and Western powers,
but also from the emergency
cabinet Abbas has set up in the
occupied West Bank and from
Arab states such as Egypt and
Abbas yesterday appointed
a commission to investigate how
his Fatah forces lost control of
the strip to the Islamist group.
He also dismissed a senior Gaza
commander who "surrendered"
rather than fight.
Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak said Hamas's bloody
takeover of Gaza amounted to
a "coup against legitimacy" that
damaged the Palestinian cause.
Israel plans to choke off all
but humanitarian and basic sup-
plies to Gaza, home to 1.5 mil-
lion people, while opening the
financial taps to Abbas's emer-
gency government.
Some aid groups said
Abbas's decision to sever con-
tacts with the Hamas leadership
in Gaza was holding up nego-

tiations on reopenin
main commercial cr
I "Food is being ust
litical weapon," a sen
ern diplomat involved
gotiations said.
Hamas is consider
private contractors to
the border crossings b
rael refuses to deal w
lamist group, an office
Hiamas said.
Israel will begin th
.transfer some US$400
tax revenues to Abba
agency government in
Bank and will ease so
restrictions there.
Israeli Prime Min
Olmert will offer the g
Abbas on Monday
leaders meet at the
Red Sea resort of S
In Gaza, a Fatal
who has broken ra
Abbas warned Israel
pect any help from t
agency government
Palestinian president e
a week ago, and.said
in the coastal strip co
"More pressure
closures will explode in
faces.. The government
collaborating with th
tion (Israel) will not
bring them security,
Abu Hilal said. "Reme
we are ready to do a
to preserve our dignit
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Policy- 3-'VAT and Education

The following1 forms the guiding principle Wiith ies ecto Cduc.t ion ser-vices and educational
material. It provides a comprehensive li's; of tfie educational inaicrials thai are zero rated.
d prime
s to the .
2, 2007: Schedule r. paragraph 2 (ee) of the Value-Ad.ded Tax (VAT).Act zcro-rates "a supply of education
sen ice and educational materials".

s Educ-ational material is defined in paragrapiJ Schedule las:

a Printed book s..includirng chlden's-picture books. children's drawin- books. coloring books,
instructional newspaper, and newsletters marketed to students."
b. Academic journals, acadeinic er(fitdicals and olher educational, academic. or insructiional
printed.matter. used for -eductlitional. Jiterary-and technical purposes, but not including
I I mia 'azines'.prielists, and directories.
io Gaza's C. "School supplies of Student-use quality. including school exercise books, pencils, and ci ,aers,
ossing at rulers. protractois, dci iders amid compasses foi.sehool use
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because Is- cale.orized as a supply \ of student-use qua[iIy. and as such rated.
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fis.week to protr-c tors. whlichl are used by professional architects and draftismen., are subject to VAT.
million of
as's emer- .
the West Printed Books
)me travel Under Schedule I: all printed books are .ero-raled.This includes the following:
sister Ehud Text Books -
aestures to 2. Children's Story Books -- .
when the 3~ye1
Egyptian the Novel. ". .
harm el .Children's Picture.B.ooks.
a o5... Children's Drawin2Book-s- .
h official 6. Colouring Boos - .
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not to ex- 7. .Instructional Newspapers orNewvletters'. "
the emer- 8: Dictionaries' .
which. the 9. Recipe Books '
militants 10. Religious Books .
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and more SchoolSupplies of a student-use quality
n (Israel's) The following school supplies are zero-rated under Schedule I ofthe VAT Act.
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mother 1 9. Scientific Calculators only
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ussions Persons'who still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner. VAT
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envoy construct
By Parisa Hafezi and Henrique Almeida
LISBON (Reuters) European Union foreign police
Javier Solana said his talks on Saturday with
nuclear chief were constructive and he hoped for a
round in three weeks.
"It has been a constructive meeting ... I have to t
that probably in three weeks we will try to see if we ca
again," Solana told reporters after four hours of disc
with Iranian negotiator Ali Larijani in Lisbon.
The United States, Britain. Russia, France, Germa
China are discussing a third set of U.N. sanctions again
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16 mllY ROCLE June 24

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Chairman of the National Youth Parliament, Kwame Mc Koy at head of table, and Coordinators
and their Committee Members, at Regional Workshop at the "Zoom In" Hotel.



Parliament for

regional sittings


70,000 house lots allocated

A GINA Feature by Carleen

Development of the housing
sector has been regarded by
Government as a key tenet
for poverty reduction and
expansion of growth, thus
unflinching efforts have
been made to ensure that
every Guyanese can access
affordable housing.
Under this Administration.
over 70,000 houselots have
been allocated in housing
schemes and squatter settle-
ments countrywide, an
achievement that government
is notably proud of.
Minister of Housing and
Water Harry Narine Nawbatt,
though satisfied with the
progress to date, also under-
scored that there are several
challenges facing the Ministry.
The housing and water
sector will benefit from a bud-
getary allocation of $1.7B this
year which will propel devel-

opment in several areas, includ-
ing infrastructure, land develop-
ment and creation of new
Government established
over 35 new housing schemes
which have lent to the rapid de-
velopment of the sector.
Henrietta and Pomona in
Region Two, Tuschen, Belle
West, Zeelugt and Parfaite/
Harmonie, in Region Three, Dia-
mond/Grove and Enmore/
Haslington in Region Four,
Glasgow in Region Six, Four
Miles in Region Seven and
Amelia's Ward, and Wisroc in
Region Ten are among the new
schemes established.
In keeping with the transfor-
mation occurring countrywide,
the 165 squatter settlements are
undergoing changes.
Legal titles are granted for
land and much emphasis is
placed on building infrastructure
(road, water system, drains and
bridges) which are extremely
critical to the schemes' develop-

Sophia, one of the country's
largest squatting areas, has been
regularised to a large extent, with
power poles planted and
infrastructural work continuing.
Consisting of seven develop-
mental settlements, Sophia, once
a sugar cane area. has many in-
terconnecting canals and trenches
which require a great amount of
work and maintenance.
From the inception of the
regularisation programme, imple-
mentation of potable water sup-
ply has been regarded as integral
to the housing thrust.
Under the Low Income
Settlement Prognraunme (LISP) a
complete network of internal
and main roads, drainage and cul-
verts in Blocks A, B & C Sophia
have been completed. This
project which began in March
2005 is funded by the Inter-
American Development Bank
LISP's Phase 2, was allo-
cated $1.1B to develop another

By Shirley Thomas

The National Youth parlia-
ment (Guyana), in order to
expand youth participation in
addressing issued related to its
development and the national
interest, will be holding re-
gional sittings in four of
Guyana's administrative re-
gions over the next few weeks.
The schedule of Regional
Meetings is as follows: Region
Two: July 26; Region Three
July 23; Region 6 -August 6
and Region Ten July 30.
To this end, a .workshop
was yesterday held at the
"Zoom In" Hotel in
Georgetown, and brought to-
gether Coordinators of the four
Regions to review updates and
fine-tune arrangements for the
upcoming regional sittings to be
held in advance of the National
Youth Parliament in September.
The workshop, the second
to have been held leading up to
the much anticipated regional
sittings, was chaired by Chair-
man of the National Youth Par-
liament, Kwame Mc Koy, who
is also Executive Director of the
Guyana Youth Development As-
sociation (GUYDA). With him
was Mr. Nigel Shurland, Direc-
tor of GUYDA's Finance Com-
Meanwhile, leading the del-
egations from the four Regions
were: Coordinator of Region
Two Mr. Davenand
Rammdatt; Region Three Mr.
Rovin Stanley; Region Six -
Miss Vidya Ramdass and Region
Ten Miss Arletta Carmichael.
Mc Koy said that GUYDA
had come up with the idea of
holding these sittings as through
the years, the National Youth
Parliament, because of its struc-
ture has had limited representa-
tion. Representation. he said.
...... -asmainly fromnRegions Three
and Four. The new development

will now allow the parliament to
expand its reach, and include
greater participation of young
people from across Guyana.
Said Mc Koy: "This is an
exciting moment for all of us
here, because it tells us that we
are moving forward as a Na-
tional Youith Parliament." He
said that over.the last ten years
since the Youth Parliament was
introduced, it has had to deal
with many issues, and in a way
that will effectively help im-
prove the standards of the Na-
tional Youth Parliament.
"What we have here, is an
improved agenda for our Parlia-
ment," he stated.
Tracing progress made
through the years, Mc Koy said
that initially the Youth Parlia-
ment had just one agenda item,
meaning that there was one
single debate and the Parliament
was over.
"Now, the Parliament has an
Opposition motion; it has a
Government Bill; it has ten
minute rule bill which allows the
back benchers the opportunity
to speak. And so, more and
more, we have been improving
on our agenda, in our participa-
tion and the like," the National
Chairman said.
He noted that what is also
important for the continuity and
sustainability of the Parliament
is that it would now have, for
the first time, select committees
at the regional level. These in-
clude Committees on Health,
Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture; Human Services and
Social Security.
And how could they make
a meaningful contribution to the
National Debate? The Parlia-
mentarians coming out of the
2007 regional sittings will be
each assigned to the various
committees, and will deliberate
on the many issues that affect
young people within their Re-

gions. And they in turn, will chan-
nel recommendations coming from
these Select Committees to the rel-
evant Government Ministers or
Mc Koy said that the select
Committees provide for research
by young people, building leader-
ship skills and capacity, so that
they move forward together in the
future in a very positive way.
He opined that the Regional
Coordinators will be going back to
their respective Regions, all geared
and ready to execute preparational
works for the Regional Sittings.
And commenting on the mer-
its of bringing the Youth Parlia-
ment to the regional level, Arletta
Carmichael, Coordinator of Region
Ten, said she thought the initia-
tive was a very good one.
"We hope that from Regional
Youth Parliament, we will have
persons selected from here to rep-
resent us nationally, and this is a
great move forward, in terms of
having our young people from
within the regions representing us
at the national level," she asserted.
Carmicheal, commenting that:-
"Our future is our youth," said
that the forum, however simple it
may look now, will redound to the
betterment of Guyana's young
people in the future.
And Regional Coordinator,
Region Two Davenand
Ramdatt, echoing the senti-
ments of Carmichael, reasoned
that the implementation of the
regional forum, the national
Youth Parliament is, in effect,
reaching out to the various re-
gions. He saidthat while Re-
gion Two wouldhave been some
distance -away from
Georgetown, it would now be
possible for those youths to
have an opportunity to get into
regional sittings of the Youth
Parliament, so that the chal-
lenges currently facing them
could be addressed as part of
the democratic process.

Building a road in a housing scheme.

The'"mD ondSchenme onthe'East Bank Demerara.



.300 house lots in areas such as
eelugt North in Region Three,
,ampshire South, and
filliamsburg South in Region Six.
The Housing Ministry is in
te process of doing the same for
iree areas in Berbice, including
lampshire and Tain.
Government will focus on ac-
uisition of houselots, identifying
aitable lands for more housing
hemes, and completing the elec-
ification programme in unserved
ad under-served areas.
The mortgage interest rates of
.ve financial institutions have
een reduced from 30 percent to
between 5.5 to 7 percent per an-
um, following negotiations by
ie Ministry.
The Ministry would con-
nue to work closely with the lo-
al financial institutions to enable
access to finances for home build-
ig by low and moderate income
The Letter of Assurance is a
negotiated agreement between the
ministry and the financial insti-
itions, assisting prospective
ome-owners to acquire mort-
ages quickly.
Non-occupancy of houselots
as been a setback for the Minis-

try, especially in areas such as Dia-
mond, Tuschen and Eccles, caus-
ing a public perception that there
are available lots in these areas.
Though Government has a
re-possession policy, it has been
reluctant to enforce it because of
its commitment to the land dis-
tribution process. However, the
issue is under review and may
reach a stage where the Minis-
try will be forced to move
against defaulters.
Minister Nawbatt is
cognisant that persons might not
be able to develop their land
within the stipulated period of
18 months due to several rea-
sons, including migration and
lack of income. There are over
30,000 houselot applications
The Ministry has also en-
countered several problems with
the Deed of Gift arrangement,
which allows an individual to be-
queath his/her allocated houselot
to another individual as a gift.
Government has applied for
an extension of the European
Union (EU) loan which is fund-
ing infrastructural work in sev-
eral housing schemes, including
Glasgow, Parfaite Harmonie,
Belle West and Westminster.
President Bharrat Jagdeo,
Minister Nawbatt and other se-
nior Government Officials met
with EU representatives recently
to discuss the extension of the
financing agreement among other
The approval for the exten-
sion has since been obtained and
tendering of the projects can
now proceed for Cummings
Lodge, Glasgow and Belle West.
The housing sector will also
undergo structured improve-
ments to make it a substantial
contributor to poverty reduc-
The Central Housing and
Planning Authority (CH&PA)
intends to develop a five-year
strategic plan which would en-
sure continuity of the agency as
a competent, reliable, customer-
oriented and transparent agency
to execute its land use and hous-
ing mandate. This undertaking
was given by Minister of Hous-
ing and Water Harry Narine
Nawbatt during his presentation
at the budget debate in Parlia-

He outlined the develop-
ment and implementation of a
National Housing Policy from
2007-2011 to tackle the ex-
pansion of low income hous-
Additionally, the cost of
houselots is heavily subsidized
a by Government. A low income
a- -- :. lot costs $100,000, and middle
income lots which are in two cat-
egories; $500,000 and $1.2M.
Minister Nawbatt has em-
barked on a series of community
,- visits to assess development and
gain feedback on the sectors un-
der his purview, and in this con-
text has visited several areas in-
"'-_ c eluding Regions Six and Seven.
Today, thousands of
Guyanese now own their own
homes; an achievement that.
____ -, , ... u tthe administration is justly
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Americans making progress managing

diabetes: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) -
Americans appear to-be do-
ing a better job of managing
diabetes, with more than
half of diabetics reaching
recommended targets for
controlling blood sugar last
year, according to a survey
published yesterday. -
Just over a third of people
had .their diabetes well-con-
trolled in 2001, according to a
.study of lab tests done on
more than 4 million people
-with type I and type 2 diabe-
"Control has gotten better
.and impressively so; but. we
arc. not there yet," shid Dr.
Francine Kaufman, of the Uni-
versity of Southern California
and 'past president of the
American Diabetes Associa-

tion, who analyzed the data.
Overall, diabetes control be-
tween 2001 and 2006 improved
by 44 percent, according to the
study, which was conducted by
lab testing company Quest Di-
agnostics Inc.
Controlling diabetes is im-
portant because the condition
can quietly damage blood ves-
sels, leading to loss of toes and
limbs, blindness, heart disease
and death.
The study found that
people with diabetes have a
worse time controlling their dia-
betes in the winter, and that men
struggle with it more than
women. The results were pre-
sented on Saturday at the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association's an-
nual scientific meeting in Chi-

About 20.8 million Ameri-
cans have diabetes, which
- causes about 5 percent of all
deaths globally each year. Most
have type 2. or adult onset dia-
* betes: in which the body loses
its ability to use insulin prop-
The Quest study is based
"of 22.7- million lab tests that
measured the average amount of
sugar or glucose in a person's
blood between 2001 and 2006.
Called the hemoglobin A 1 C.
the test can show whether a
person's blood sugar has been
normal or too high over recent
Kaufman called the test a
sort of report card for diabet-
. ics. with the goal of having
* blood sugar levels of less than
.7 percent of total hemoglobin

- the main protein in red blood
Some studies have shown
that every percentage point drop
in hemoglobin Ale cuts a
patient's risk of eye. kidney or
nerve-related complications by
40 percent.
Kaufman said the problem
now is that the rate of improve-
ment appears to have slowed.
"What is really tough is the
last decrease in the Ale," she
said in a telephone interview. She
thinks a lot of the initial decrease
in blood sugar levels was related
to more patients getting medica-
tions, but that will not be enough
for many people to get their dis-
ease to the target level.
"People with diabetes will
have to get out and get walking.
lose that 2 to 5 kg. Just taking a
pill and not doing anything else
isn't enough," she said.
Kaufman said the study

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highlighted other trouble spots,
"The group with the o\er-
all poorest control are men."
she said. "One could presume
they are busy trying to get
ahead in the workplace and start
a family."
It also found diabetics
struggle more in the \\ inter.
"People do worse in Janu-
ary. February and March than
they do in the summer, prob-
ably because we start overeat-
ing around Thanksgiving and
don't set serious until the sun-

shine begins," she said.
The problem is that people
underestimate the threat of dia-
betes. \w which Kaufman said is a
big mistake.
Poorly managed type 2 dia-
betes, the kind linked with obe-
sil\ and lack of exercise, costs
the U.S. health system an extra
$22.9 billion a year in direct
medical costs. a recent study
"This is a life-taking,
life-altering disease if you
don't manage it," she said.

Hamas calls for...

(From page 15)
will race for martyrdom."
Israel seized a top Hamnas
militant in the West Bank yes-
terday and officials identified
him as the founder of the
group's armed w ing in the terri-
Hamas spokesman Samni
Abu Zuhri said the arrest was
proof "we are facing a dual con-
spiracy" in the West Bank. one
led by Israel and the other bv
Abbas's security forces.
Abbas has ruled out allny'
dialogue with Hamas. which lihe
accused of trying to assassinate
him. Hamas has denied the alle-
"The way out of the current
situation is launching a Palestin-
ian dialogue without pre-condi-
tions," Haniyeh told Yemeni
President Ali Abdullah Saleh by
Haniyeh said the talks
should be held "on the basis of
no loser aifd no winner, and on
the basis of no harm to anyone,

and on the basis of a national
unity governmentt, his office
Israeli officialIs say' some
US$400 million in tax reventies
w ill be transferred to Abbas's
emergency government in
stages, short of more than
US$700 million the Palestinians
say they deserve. Israel says the
remainder has been frozen by
court order.
U.S. officials have'asked
that Israel ease restrictions on
Palestinian access to the Jordan
Valley, as well as remove barri-
ers, checkpoints and roadblocks
near major Palestinian popula-
tion centers, including Hebron,
Bethlehem and Nablus.
Israeli defense officials
have mainly objected to re-
moving the roadblocks and
checkpoints near Nablus, ar-
guing they are needed to pre-
vent militants from criss-
crossing the West Bank and
infiltrating Israel.

Solana says atom

talks with Iran ..
(From page 15),

over concerns it is covertly trying to build nuclear weap-
Iran, OPEC's second-largest oil exporter, says it needs
nuclear power to generate electricity to be able to export more
of its valuable oil and gas.
In-creasing the pressure on Tehran, a British draft of a new
U.N. sanctions resolution proposed that Iran's airlines and
ships could be denied landing and transit rights and two or
more, of its banks could have their assets frozen.
Larijani said Iran wanted to settle its nuclear dispute with"
the West through diplomacy, adding that his meeting with
Solana was good.
Asked whether a new U.N. sanctions resolution could end.
his talks with Solana, Larijani said: "If some adventure-seek-
ing countries want to interrupt the process of diplomacy, this
may have some effects." :
"I-think for the big powers the prevalence of tranquility
would be more important."
The U.N. Security Council has imposed two. rounds of
sanctions on Iran, in December and March, after Tehran'fs fail-"
ure to'heed a U.N. demand to halt uranium enrichment
Since February, Iran has rapidly expanded a centrifuge op-
eration at its underground Natanz enrichment facility in a bid,
for "ifidustrial-scale" fuel production.
The Islamic Republic says its nuclear program has passed
the pint of no return and wants its nuclear case to be re-
turned to the Vienna-based IAEA, which would end U.N.
sanctions pressure a nonstarter fL'r Western powers.
After a two-hour meeting in Vienna on Friday. Internla-
tional Atomic Energ\ Agenci tlIAFA) chief Mohamed
ElBaradei said he and Lanjani had agreed to draw upa.'plan
of action" within two months on how to remove oiustanding
concerns about Iran's disputed nuclear work
"The last Larijani-Solana meeting in Madrid in May could
not resolve the enrichment dispute and the latest explbralory
talks were not expected to make much headway.
Solana said he hoped the talks would go on. 'I hope
very much that there will be the possibility for us to con

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efforts have

big impact

CHICAGO (Reuters) Aggressive efforts to curb smoking
led to a sharp drop in the number of smokers in New York
City in the past few years, U.S. health experts said.
Just 17.5 percent of adults in New York smoked last year,
down from 21.6 percent in 2002, after the city brought in higher
taxes, smoke-free environments and tough-talking educational
campaigns, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.
That followed a decade of no progress in the fight to re-
duce smoking.
New York started its crackdown on smoking in 2002, when
it hiked taxes on cigarettes to the highest level in the United
States at the time, boosting the retail price by 32 percent per
pack. In 2003, it established smoke-free workplaces.
Both measures proved effective and. by 2004, the percent-
age of adult smokers fell to 18.4 percent.
When smoking rates stalled a bit in 2005. the city ran a
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20(1' 5 aiid. 20(h id, iiiaon' 1 .ispnmi ell ci 7.! i\..';
Ifroi 20.2 percent in thal period.
"These findings confirm the importance of comprehensive
tobacco-control programs and suggest that this intensive, broad-
based media campaign has reduced smoking prevalence among
certain groups," the CDC said in its weekly report on death
and disease.
By 2nn)6 there were 240.000 fewer smokers in New York
Cit than there v. cre inr 2002. a change that could present at
least 80,.000 smoking-related death., the CDC said.
New York's success comes armd a wave of efforts across
the LUniled Sidles IO create smoke-free environments such as
workplaces, bar' and restaurants that curb exposure to second-
hand smoke
So far. 23 taless plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
- have enacted smoke-free laws that protect the health of mil-
lions of workers and patrons, according to the American Can-
cer Society.
As a percentage of the U.S. population. 57 percent now
live under smoke-free laws at the state or local level, the cancer
society said in a report also issued this week.
Since Jan. 1
governors in Tennessee. Maryland, Minnesota and New
Mexico hase signed comprehensi e laws
smoke-free laws in Arizona. Louisiana. New Mexico.
Puerto Rico and Washington. D.C. have taken effect.
legislatures in Illinois and Oregon have passed smoke-
free laws that the governor, are expected to sign.
Michigan. Pennsylvania and Wiconsin's state legislatures
are current) considering state-wide smoke-free laws.
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable
death in the United States, with 435.000 deaths, or 18 per-
cent of all deaths, due to smoking, according to the CDC.

African-style dental care
DAKAR, (Reuters) Brush your teeth every day, dentists
say. In Africa, that can mean keeping your toothbrush in
your mouth all day long.
Across the continent south of the Sahara, many people go
about their daily business with a small stick or twig protruding
from their mouth, which they chew or use to scrub their teeth.
Cut from wild trees and shrubs in the bush, this is the Af-
rican toothbrush. Its users swear it is much more natural, ef-
fective and cheaper than the prettily packaged but pricey
dental products on sale in pharmacies and supermarkets.
"It cleans your teeth more than plastic brushes, with the
liquid that cones out of the wood," said Marcelino Diatta, a
stick twitching from his mouth as he sought handouts from for-
eigners in downtown Dakar.
In Senegal, the chewing stick is called "sothiou", which
means "to clean" in the local Wolof language. In east Africa,
the stick is called "mswaki", the Swahili word for toothbrush.
Their users say the sticks are also medicinal, providing not
just dental hygiene but also curing a variety of other ills. Den-
tal experts agree they seem to clean teeth well and some up-
market health stores in the United States have been selling chew-
sticks as a natural form of dental care.
"It's good for your stomach and your head ... it whitens
your teeth and gets rid of bad breath." said Abedis Sauda, a
(Turn page 20)

"Purity ring" schoolgirl

goes to High Court

LONDON (Reuters) A teen-
age schoolgirl will appeal to
the High Court on Friday to
overturn a ban on her wear-
ing a "purity ring" at school
to symbolize her decision to
abstain from sex before mar-
Lydia Playfoot, 16, from
West Sussex, says the silver ring
is an expression of her faith
and should be exempt from the
school's rules on wearing
"It is really important to
me because in the Bible it says
we should do this." she told
BBC radio. "'Muslimns are al-
loh', ed to wear heaidscar\s c and
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0 1 ; 1i a-tled a ;!i'" '.

Playfoot's lawyers will ar-
gue that her right to express re-
ligious belief is upheld by the
Human Rights Act.
There have been a series of
rows in schools in recent years
over the right of pupils to wear
religious symbols or clothing.
such as crucifixes and veils.
Last year. the Law Lords
rejected Shabina Begum's ap-
peal for permission to wear a
Muslim gown at her school in
Luton. That case echoed a le-
bate in France over the banning
of Muslim headscarves in state
Lydia Plavfoot's parents
help run tlhe Biiti.h' arm of the


Members wear a ring on the
third finger of the left hand. It
is inscribed with "Thess. 4:3-4."
a reference to a Biblical passage
from Thessalonians which reads:
"God wants you to be holy. so
you should keep clear of all
sexual sin."
Lydia's father, Phil
Playfoot, said his daughter's
case was part of a wider cultural
trend towards Christians being
"What I would describe as
a secular fundamentalism is
coming to the fore, which really
wants to silence certain beliefs.
and Christian views in particu-
lari. he said.

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rules on wearing jewellery.
"The school is not con-
vinced pupils' rights have
been interfered with by the
application of the uniform
policy," he told the Brighton-
based Argus newspaper. "The
school has a clearly published
uniform policy and sets high

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Degree or Associate Degree in Medical Technology or Microbiology with 3 years experience as a
Technologist in a Medical Laboratory of which one year must be in a supervisory position.

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

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

Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, July 6. at 15:30h. Only short-listed applications will be

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African-style dental ...

(From page 19)
Senegalese street vendor.
Traders in Dakar and other
Senegalese cities sell neat
bundles of the pencil-sized
sticks usually about 6 inches
long on the pavement. offer-
ing a variety of different types
of wood at different prices.
Elimane Diop. 70. dressed
in a blue boubou robe and white
bonnet, extols the virtues of his
\wares with all the pride of a
salesman for a multinational
health care company, explaining
the advantages of a new design
of brush or type of dental floss.
"This is the Dakhaar ... It
cleans really well." said Diop.
holding up a slender,. knolt)
twig with a dark brown bark.

Another bush toothbrush.
the Werek. is cut from the
branches of the gum tree. while
the thicker Neep-Neep helps
ease toothache. "If you' ve a bad
tooth. it's a medicine." said
The Cola. cut from a soft.
whitish wood. is prized for its
sweet taste.
If chewed, most of the twigs
fray into finer strands, which
have the effect of "flossing" be-
mw een the teeth. or if rubbed up
and dow\ n. can scrub tooth
enamel clean as well as ain\
brush. But they can laste hitter
compared with commercial
"There are several docu-
mented studies which suggest
that the cleaning sticks are at

least as effective as normal
toothbrushes and paste in main-
taining routine oral health."
Christine D. Wu, Professor and
Associate Dean for Research at
the University of Illinois Col-
lege of Dentistry, told Reuters.
She said some laboratory
studies indicated plants from
which some of the sticks in Af-
rica are cut contain protective
anti-microbial compoMIunds that
act against ihe bacteria in the
mouth w which cause tooth deca\
and gum disease.
"And if these sticks do
contain fluoride. as plants do.
then this would be beneficial
for caries prevention." Wu
said. although she stressed
much more research needed
to be done on the sticks and

their use b\ humans.
The World Health
Organisation has encouraged the
use of chewing sticks as an al-
ternative source of oral h lgicnc
in poor countries \\here iniu\
cannot afford commercial dental
In most\ Muslim Senegal.
people say there is religious
precedent for the use of the
chew ing sticks.
In hoht Islamic writings s
know n as the Hladith. ilhe
Prophet I10hamuimed recoi-
mncilids their use a, pali of clean-
ing rituals that are an essential
element of dail\ prayers.
"For prayers. you have to
get really clean, and that in-
cludes the teeth." said Diop. an
invalid whose left leg is de-

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west of John St. B. i. ,i St. i~'. of Charles St.
Russel St. D'Urban St ,- .- rust Si i St., Henry St.
BERBICE '.. :, l-'. to Auchlyne

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formed a childhood injury
sustained \\hen a sharp twig
pierced his bare foot in the bush
and the \\ound became infected.
Although commercial\
made toothbrushes from leading
international brands are\ mailable
in Dakar supermarkets and
pharmacies. many people sa\
the\ prefer the chess\ sticks.
'It's better because it's
natural. I used to use a brush.
but it made mny gums bleed."
said Allissane SV. an off-dut\
police officer, slopping to bu\
a stick from Diop.
Price help' too. While a
manuflaictured toothbrush can
cosit uiip aI'd of 300 C(A francs
(0.i0 Cnit l a che\\-suck cosis
onl\ 25 or 50 CFA.
Diop said each type of stick

had different stories and origins
associated w\ ith them.
For example, the one named
M lou-kel was belie\ ed to bring
luck. It is named after the tree
it is cut fromll where bush deer
- prized in Senegal for their
tender last\ venison --- like to
feed and rest.
Another wood variel\.
Soumpou. \\ as traditional\
used to pro\ ide a liquid used to
cook a fortifying dish,. Laakh.
which is made with millet. "It
gi\ es energy." Diop said.
But Wu had a word of
warning for stick chewers:
don't ou erdo it, as too-vigor-
ous scrubbing ean push back
the gumis. causing gum reces-
sion exposing teeth roots to
damage and decay.

Chicken pox

outbreak at

Sando school
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Scores of schoolgirls were sent
back home Friday morning, because of an outbreak of
chicken pox at St Joseph's Convent, San Fernando.
The outbreak forced the temporary closure of the school's
three Form Two classes and Ministry of Health officials vis-,
ited the school at Harris Promenade, San Femando.
In all. some 100 pupils were taken out of classes by their
parents to have them inoculated at private institutions. They
will remain home for the remainder of the school tenn, which
ends on July 6, the Ministry of Education said.
The outbreak has also caused the postponement of end-of-
term examinations for the classes.
Principal Dinna Bainey said the pupils will complete the
exams'during the first week of September.
A girl who had contracted the disease and returned to classes
before being fully cured is believed to be the source of the out-
break, the Express was told. A team of medical personnel from
the Victoria Region of the Ministry of Health visited the school
to investigate the incident.
Mervyn Crichlow, the ministry's communication special-
ist, said the school was visited by the school supervisor for
the area as %ell as Mimistry of Health officials, who advised
thli the pupils be sent home
An Education Nhnisrn statement said:"Every effort is be-
ing made to conduct the affairs ofithe school without major
A parent who visited the school to collect her daughter told
the Express it was time for the Health Ministry, to carry out
uaitionwidc school inociulilion drives aain't diseases- -uch as
chicken po\.
'This is not the first time I am hearing about chicken pox
in a -.hool in Saq Fernando.'"she said.
La.i February. a number of pupils from nearby Grant Me-
, PI -I- lerian School were afflick-d w ih Ihe dtsese One
pupil was treated iat hospital for several days and 15 others
came down with it.
One senior medical official described chicken pox as a highly
contagious viral infection that causes an itchy rash. He said it
is caused by a virus called varicella zoster. Those affected with
the virus often get spots that look like "buttons" or blisters all
over the bodies.
It starts with what seems as the normal runny or stuffy
no,,, se/:ing. cough iaid .'ser. The lash begins a day or two
Iai't eiithr on the face t hlains and sprc.cds quickly over the
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SUNDAY CHRONICLt.June 24, 2007 21

President shrugs off

letter from UNC

PRESIDENT George Maxwell Richards Friday accused
Opposition MP Chandresh Sharma of being "disrespect-
ful in the extreme" for a letter calling on T&T's Head of
State to begin the process of revoking the suspension of
Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma.
President's House responded promptly and sharply to a
letter sent Thursday by lawyers representing the Fyzabad MP
which threatened to take legal action to compel the reversal of
last week's suspension of the Chief Justice.
Sharma gave the President 36 hours to respond or he would
go to the High Court seeking an order against the Prime Min-
ister "to compel him to advise your office to revoke the sus-
pension of the Chief Justice."
In a two paragraph response to Cindy Bhagwandeen, the
lawyer representing Sharma, the President's private secretary
Jacqueline Serrette wrote that she had been directed by the
President to respond- to her letter "out of courtesy."
The President's letter continued: "The contents and tone
of your letter are disrespectful in the extreme and also faclu-
ally incorrect in certain respects."
The President's response acknowledged the importance Il,
Sharma's inquires. promising ai response al some time.
"If only for the reason that the subhjcc of 'your inquiry\
concerns a nmatler of national importance, you will be responded
to in due course," according to the letter from the President.
Sharma, in a pre-action protocol letter to the President.
sought answers on when the tribunal appointed on May 18
will begin its investigations into complaints by Chief Magis-
trate Sherman McNicolls that Sharma tried to unduly influ-
.ence the outcome of the integrity trial of former prime minis-
ter Basdeo Panday.
Anand Ramlogan, head otl he Freed:irm House Chambers
of which Bhagwandeen is an associate said in a telephone in-
terview Friday that he inkcnded to- write to the President for
clarification on his response.
"I intend to write for details ol hat r he i, lerrinng to %.l,:n
he said 'the contents and tone of hec letter %as disresp-ci-
ful'," Ramlogan said.
"If he intends to make such stalnementsi then he should
have gihen details."


co *d *sfo

border c tro

congressman is pushing a
not-so-quick fix in the de-
bate over illegal immigrants
from Mexico: free contracep-
"A slower rate of growth of
Mexico's population would im-
prove the economy of Mexico.
It would also reduce the envi-
ronmental pressure on
Mexico's ecosystem. But a
slower rate of growth would
also reduce the long-term ille-
gal immigration pressure on
America's borders," reasoned
Rep. Mark Kirk, who also sup-
ports stronger border security
in. the short-term.
In reality, fertility rates
have plunged in Mexico since
1980, when an average couple
would have five or more chil-
dren. Now, the country's fertil-
ity rate has dropped to 2.5
children, compared to 2.1 for
the United States, according to
United Nations data.
Kirk, an Illinois Republican.
made the argument on Thurs-
day during a heated debate in
the House of Representatives
over whether the U.S. govern-
ment should be allowed to do-
nate condoms and other contra-
ceptives to famiil\ planning
agencies abroad that also engage
in abortion.
The proposal was nar-

rowly approved by the House.
over the protests of anti-abor-
tion lawmakers who prefer sex
abstinence education. The mea-
sure faces a veto threat from the
White House.
Kirk, who attended college
in Mexico and holds a master's
degree from the London School
of Economics. may have offered
an idea that might appeal to
some fiscal conservatives.
Shipping condoms to the
poor in Mexico could be
cheaper than 'the
multibillion-dollar fence be-
ing constructed along the
U.S.-Mexico border.

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Sol Guyana Inc. invites contractors to tender for the supply of labour and
supervision j '. lo :i. og scope of work :

1. Fiiin, pressure ru re-valving and repainting of LPG cylinders.
2. Unloading, packing and delivering lubricants.
3. Discharging and back'o ding LPG and fuel tankers.
4. Maintenance of tanks and pipelines.

The anticipated manpower requirement is -inr -n including one supervisor.
The tender price must include all statutory requirements.
Interested bidders can visit the location by contacting the Facility
Supervisor on 624-1316 or 233-0551, 223-f:,' 2 -nR1,-to make
an appointment.

Tenders must be addressed to:
The Tender Comrniniurt
Sol-Guyana Inc.
Lot BB Rome,

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Treasures. VVeddira and Gifi
Shop i to-nake our dream day a
reality. Tel # t 25-6296 or v isl
s at 346 East St.. NIC/Burg, G/
fOR low cost aic
cAditi lone t
con itioner. w arr sy .
microwave. I
water r pair
and i
solar r : C i
231-35.47 225-4822. 624-0004

VACANCY e\:st for WVashbl,

0E 1 ":'-aie Pas
fia.'xer male T,.:,, HAnd Ba? '"

Hh ini. General S ooe. ''. R .

One Se--,tv Guar-
tnSiGon Gereral Si:'..'. R
Road Bourda.
VACANCY.exists at Surviv al
Supermiarket for Iwe 2 C.-hier-
rnorning shift and ,,:,-.,j .0 ,
Applicants must apply with :
wvritten application a passport
size hototo to 'Duncan S
Road. Tel. # 22.<

TRAINEE fe -I- -,- i:,,'.-:
Tutors/Personal - : -, r 1,.
be ab!e to work : i'. ..
Free training provided. Apply in
i,. Cormouter Academy
Robl F" : c
(ihetween Alberi .. ..'
VACANCIES exist for full-timrn
and part- time Teachers in thc
.11 i subjects' Sri -
: Communication i 1
A/B, Informatio T ,. i
Soial Studies ,
.. F ; .

RK'Ks ?;.;:. m[* 'eds 101
Scour.b, Gua : S Officers for
Baton. a C'nwe & Armedn
Svi. N is n' I .

ID Conai..t arvann, RKN
S cuis v Se-tvcni -s, 1 /2 Licht &
Chariotte ,- ----- -
Tei 226- I. ..
EXISTS for ilbourers with
Mechanical experience. Must
have a sound secondary
education '. i. :. of eniin.e
pails 'l ... . Top saiariy
in the Georgetown area and
bonuses will be included. Apply
in person with a Police
Clearance to. P & L Engineering
& Construction Co. Ltd.. 61E "'
David Street. Kitty. G/town.
EXISTS for semi-Mechanics.
Must have practical experience
and a good knowledge of
reading parts and service
manuals. Top salary in the
......I,':, ,'ea and bonuses
i ,. ... Apply in person
with a Police Clearance to: P &S
L -, .:.i -,' & Construction
Cc Li i IE iF David Street,
Kitty. G/town.
FOR Security Admin.
Officers. Those with experience
*" i .' h. .. uritv or former
. hi :, F ...i. Officers.
welcome to apply. To function
as Administrators, Watch
Commanders. Large Site
Administrators Patrol Officers,
etc. Apply at R.K'S Security
Service., 72 Light & Charlotte
Streets. Georgetown. Tel. # 226-
7541. 226-0F68, 227-5072.
APPLICATIONS are invited
from suitably qualified persons
for the vacant positions of:
Security Guards must be able-
bodies. Billing & Delivery Clerks
(between the ages of 27 and 35
years). Sales staff (preferably
male). Requirements: Applicants
must have a sound secondary
background and previous
experience will be an asset.
Apply in person with application
2 reconirmendations (one of
which must be from the last place
of employment) and a valid
Police Clearance to: The
Managing Director. United
Investment Trading Co. Ltd. 200
Camp Street. Georgetown
APPLICATIONS are invited
from i.i! i qualified person to
fill ',. : I of security guards.
Requirements: Applicants must
have a sound secondary
background. physically fit and
previous experience will be an
asset. Attraciv.e waoe and other
benefits. Apoly in "person with
application. 2 recommendations
(one of which must be from the
last place of employment. A
passport size photograph and a
valid police clearaneclearance to: The
" ,- -,.', i Director Foot Steps.
.:' :'T & Charlotte Streets.
Lacytown. Georgetown


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. Foet.'i" Sts. C vlie \vth wnt:t,,
a:'. on an: 2 eeaiences

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Mris-m arketers (3) We iiuo
opr die jobs within thi
CSarirBtiean. Call Nationi
Recruiiters 2:C,7-74,71. IJ-i.'
2 9 5 9 e n a i I
natilonalrecrtiters(9 uptyana I
s i ets i s i',la.. il po\liltov n '. -t
o-iads" of Denar1;rI 1 .t. reI 'to.
Head Teacl.ers 01 CXC:CSLC
Markers Specialist Prin ls
0o Accountsiloalr.eni altcs
Teacher (Business subjects).
Security' Guards/Canteen
Atte ndant'CleanersiJanitors &
Hiandyiman foi Manliteiianui.
Send riltten application with
CVt'Resumie to the Dilectoi oi
Studies at 22 Atlantic Gaird;ns
East Coast Demeiara.

i:n the Pionne r &t F i t .
APEX Educatio .
qutlahiy private odtuaiion, tO
fuvan fese. over t el'n ,' lI1 ,e.'.us
tat cFni slots tISt 111i:
eniplevnmern l II'...1 1 4*1
ORIONpa rnETen T i .tE i
Hieadteachers or CXCCSEC
M2'larkers, Spc'ctiahsl I:'iii0])!
" t Accountsi'M leTcher tBusiness subjc~tl.
.Da, G. y Guards/Canteen
* .i Cleaners;Janitors &
Handyman for vlaintc'anr.t
Send written apphlcaticin with
CV/ReCsume to the Directoi of
Studies at 22 Atlantic GardenI.
East Coast Demeriaa.

15 ACRES'of farm iand
situate at Parika Backd :P 1. i
feet x 69 feet. Residential. Call
QUEENSTOWN 60 ft. by
60 ft.. 11 ft. driveway, excavated
and fenced ,i i.. 642
227-7162, 661-0540.
Dam, GuySuCo Gardens, 5 '1,
acres cane land at
Stanleytown. West Bank
Demerara. 684-5885.
4 t4 ACRES rice land -
Golden Fleece, Essequibo
Coast: 4 1/ acres land Parika.
Success Realty 223-6524.
45', at Lot 1014C Golden
Grove, EBD. Electricity, water,
phone available. $1.5M neg.
226-316.0. (Moe)
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Sche5mte.
House lot for sale. near the
public road. Prime location,
2 miles from V/Hoop
Selling Reasonable Price
Tel. # 225-7670 or 254-
68.43 ACRES
transported land part of
Lanriemakabra. East Bank
Essequibo. 25 rod wth.. 750
rod length. Contact S. S.
Persaud' Res. 218-1983,
cell 684-7245 or Aditya
Persaud cell 625-1448
LOCATION! One corner lot
location ideally suited for
investment purposes that can
be converted into supermarket.
school, showroom, bond.
apartment complex.
residence, etc. An extremely
attractive and exceptional buy.
Call TODAY for exclusive
details' Price $12M ner.
Contact tel. # 225-3466. 225-
7268. 628-8012 or 23 North
Road, Bourda


HOUSE LOT on road side
at Blankenburg 150 wide x
100 length. Going for $10
million.Call 623-1393.
LAND Melaine ECD 2 '
acres rice land golden feast
Essequibo Coast. Land Supply
EBD. Success Realty 223
G/TOWN Central
transported land. area to build
4 storey hotel, supermarket,
mini malls $60Mi/USS300
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
BEST Rd. 5 house lots,
50 coconuts, 25 star apples,
mangoes, cherries, etc. Fruit
trees. $5M. Ederson's 226-
5496. US$25 000.
G/TOWN Central,
transported corner lot. Area to
build -3-storey hotel,
supermarket, mini malls, was
S130M, now $100M/US$500
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
AMSTERDAM, 2 miles,
Upper Demerara River,
transported 250 acres land 4
000 ft. wide. Ideal for ocean
going vessel. $125 000 per
acre, $25M/US$125 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Soesdyke 16 acres. Ideal for
resort. Divided $3.5M per acre
special 2 acres. $6M/US$30
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
transported 80 acres
developed. Ideal for resort,
poultry, general farming. $3M
per acre/US$15 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.

AREA- S1.5M (US)
DUrCAN ST.- $11M

LAND is giving away.
corner land in 3' Street
Campbellville S12M. New
Market & East Streets, for 4-
storey complex $18M ne,
5'" Street Albettown 160 x 8
reduced to $5.9M. Phone 225-
2626. 231-2064, 225-5198,
ONE double lot in
D'Urban St., reduced from
$15M to $9M, one land at
Mandela Ave. & D'Urban St.
- 95 x 50 plus reserve for
school/business, reduced from
$11SM to $85M. Phone 225-
7325, 612-9574. Parika $8M,
Anna Catherina $4 M $5M,
G/town $50M & $65M,
Mahaica Creek 500 acres -
$125M, Low Creek. 120 acre -
$1M, Elizabeth Hall, Agatha
LAND AT. Lamaha
Gardens, 120 ft. by 60 ft. -
$15M neg. Atlantic Gardens,
ECD, 80 ft by 45 ft $5.5M.
Supply, EBD, 45 acres from
road to conservancy $30M.
First St Civille just off Sheriff
St.. 100 ft. by 50 ft. $151-1.
Nismes, West Bank Dem.. 470
ft. by 150 ft. S15M neg. Call
227-0809. 227-0807. 226-
ROBB Street S35M'
Alberttowv -- SM. East St'ree
S05l. uCroa Street S45\.
Brickdam S-40'
Campbellville S9M. Riverside
Caledonia 8 acres. Good
Hope 8 acres, Craig house
lot Public Rd. $6.5M.
Mahaiconv 2 900 acres,
Supply 55 acres. Parika 42
ncres 15 acres riverside -
Pa5nka Providence Republic
Park $10M. Queenstown -
S30M. Biyqezight $24M,
Turkey -C0 acres Enmnore -
6 a- $ '! _0 and other
o;n :inerciai ind res denua!
a-ea C s at Goodwill Real
Estate at 223-5204. 225-
"540 or 628-7605.628-6524.

220-6060, 626-2066
IN KITTY. CALL 226-1640.
000 MTHLY. TEL 663-6338.
APTS. 233-6160.
500 WEEKLY. TEL. # 613-2647
227-2995, KITTY.
APARTMENT -$50 000. TEL.
226-1192, 623-7742.
CALL 226-9448.,
621-3438, 609-4899.
655-2404, 225-5904.
BUSINESS, apartments,
centrally located: in Georgetown.
Call 225-7131 or 664-7525.
for single working female. Also
2-bedroom houses. Call 665-
4545_ 4 pm 6pm.
BUSINESS space suitable
for internet cafe. or non-alcoholic
on Main Road. Tel. 226-1964,
BEL Air Park, fully furnished
and secured executive concrete
building with. all modern
facilities. 642-0636.
BEDROOM unfurnished house -
$80 000. Tel. 226-1192, 623-
PHONE 225-9:944.
C_ OEM. TEL. 229-6149 -
1-BEDROOM fully furnished
apartment South Ruimveldt
Gardens. Tel.:i218-2056, 629-
9533. 1
ONE self-contained one
room apt. at V/hoop. 15 mins. to
G i A'cking couples only. Tel. #

bedroom house modern
conveniences. 56 Land of
Canaan: EBD; Call 218-3827 or
ONE large 3-bedroom apt.,
47 Gordon St.. Kitty $65 000
monthly. Call 227-5025, 226-
7593 or 611-4263.
1 BOTTOM flat to rent. 2
bedrooms at 158 Da Silva St.
Contact Ge4ta 619-8076.
2-BEDROOM apt., inside
toilet and bath, situated at Ogle.
Tel 222-3835 or 611-1421.
2-BEDROOM top flat. 45
Austin St.. C/ville. $25 000. Tel.
645-0196 ,
ROOMS to rent, residential
area. Contact 231-8661. 629-
Queenstown $50 000.
Keyhomes 231-8469, 681-
ONE two-bedroom apt. to
rent located in Cumming's
Lode. Contact Dolly 648-

Prashad Nagar $300 000
monthly. Contact 227-2993 or
629-2424 or 656-1060.
FULLY furnished 3-bedroom
uoper fla for short/long time
renta!. both local and overseas
c-ents. Call 226-0210, 226-

- vacant 3 :r ...; bedrooms
anso.0... ....-ii modern
"fa ,!,es $25 000 monthly
Ederson's 226-549
resigenia,. neiv.h, b 'lIt concrete
building. 3 luxurious bedrooms
mansion. fully furnished
US$800 monthly. Ederson's -
TWO-STOREY concrete
house three bedrooms, fully
furnished. Darkmn. n Ao
nformaTon upon .-,: T.
226-3033 616-5960 ..-
-,0ARTMENTS (1-bedroonm
-!L- -00. $20 000. $25 000. !2-
becd-omi $25 000, S32 000.'3-
b'erc-om $40 000 furnished -
-00 C. S45 000. Call 231-

FURNISHED flats to let for
overseas visitors Tel 226-0242
bedroom bottom flat S15 000
monthly, long term Contact
BUSINESS place with
storage and living quarters Kitty
public Rd. 2 bedroom hous6
South. Success Realty 223-
6524, 628-0747.
SPACE to rent 22 FT X 24
RESIDENT C- - .--,d Sixth
Street. Call ., =. :.-4709
3-BEDROOM too fiat,
Bagotstown. EBD including one
serf-contained bedroom.
Contact 687-1058.
TOP fiat in prime
commercial area, Camp Street
for airline, salon, real estate,
advertising agency, office or any
other business. Tel. 226-5439
C/VILLE fully-furnished
apts. for overseas visitors.
Starting from USS15 per
night. Call Anand 622-2118.
anytime, 227-8356.
bedroom bottom flat situated at
Waterloo St. Preferably for
students or single working
persons. Phone #-225-4823. .
HOUSE to rent 1 2-
bedroom bottom flat located at
23 Da Silva Street, Newtown,
Kitty. Price $25 000. Call 227-
5380 or 682-0045.
SITUATE near Law Courts
and commercial center suitable
for office and or business. Tel.
225-5910, 226-4420.
office space and apts, from
U$500. Call Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626, 225-5198.
ONE 2-bedroom
unfurnished bottom flat
apartment with inside toilet and
bath. Sec. K'. C/ville. Contact
K.. s.h.a...-..22.6:0.6. _2...2.... 2...
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom -
$80 000 neg. C/ville, hot and
cold, self contained, etc. Tel.
bedroom upper flat on storage
bond. One business place.
1 FULLY furnished 1-
bedroom apt. ,in Kitty. For
overseas or out of town visitor.
227-2466, 644-2447.
APARTMENT for rent at Lot
41 Agriculture Rd., Triumph.
Village, ECD. Call 220-7629 or
688- 693
bedroom top flat with all
conveniences. I K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0638.
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom top flat to rent, short
term or long term. Alexander
Village. Call 226-9046 or 668-
bedroom top flat with one
self-contained bedroom
and all conveniences. Tel.
REGENT St. business
lace large and secure ground
oor for any type of businesses.
FEMALE. TEL. 226-5035
(08: 0 ..- : ..7: 0..0.H RS.) .....................
ROOMS AND apartment
to rent on long term basis
from sixty thousand monthly-
utility bills inclusive. Carl:
227-3336 or 231-4110
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. ideal for a couple or single
person US$500 per mth.
US$25 per day. Call 227-3546
or 609-4129.
itself S75 000. 1 top flat.
fully furn. $75 000. Unique
Realty. Tel. 227-3551. 647-
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished 'n Cra eg S!..
Campbellviile for overseas
g es '-, "r Call T il
27-7 _.-59 4
2-BEDROOM boriom flat
apt. Vigilance, North. ECD.
Phone water, inside bath and
washroom $22 000 monthly.
Call 274-0207. 274-0941 or 668-
BEAUTIFUL quick house at
Land-of-Canaan. suitable for
honeymoon or hohidas s
Caretaker on [or, -,i?-- Call 226-
8901. 611-7 : : i 3217.
LARGE sDacio s blis'ness to
rent *n Kit ideal or
supermarket. bond. school.
hardware, etc. All -n'enities.
Tel aenerator. elec' etc.
Good'security. Cal : : .'

NEW. modem spacious. 1
master bedroom apartment.
Fully furnished. secure.
mosquito proof. Subrvanville.
All bills paid. Available as July
1. 2007; 226-3160 (Moe).
TWO (2,' bedroom house -
$65 000. small office space -
$25 000. Located at 108 B
Regent Road. Bourda.
T-'^-qe o.'- behind Giddinmo s
Contact 614-3522.
1 3-BEDROOM unfurnished
house m BB Eccles. Lots of
parking, the bottom flat is,
enclosed and can be used as
an office or for storage S80
000 per month. Contact John -
233-2968. 613-6674.
STILL available one large
3 bedroom top flat 273 East La
Penitence, Lamaha Park, East
of GuyHoc. near Lamaha
Springs. Good roads, vehicle
space house by itself. Call 218-
1808, 622-6843', 688-7354,


AsTLftTI Gds.i Reil

setsekbathilelSm .m e
23-4 St.560. w609
toilet nath biat.m St.

wric t g T2 I 22r0M -7.

Embankment. ro 2-bedroom
oi e t obatahs bottm. flat.

ONEo 2-bedroom,
inside toilet and bath. 6b St.
Cummings Lodga Greater, G!
town $20 000 per month. Tel.
LG 4-bedroom furnished
house,I 1 master. 2 living
rooms, 3 washrooms, parking,
Ig yard space @US$1 000.
others furnished and
unfurnished. Call 226-2372.
EXECUTIVE houses by
themselves area Ogle. Atlanrtic
Gardens. Price $100 000 to $250
000 neg. Enquiries pls. Call 220-
7021. Cell 624-6527.
QUEENSTOWN. fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis.
Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.
LUXURIOUS apartment
for overseas visitors. close to
Sheriff St. Fully'furnished
with AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available.
Call 226-8990, 61f5-1203.
FULLY fenced and
secured concrete bond (84 x
32), suitable! for processing
plant, factory storage. etc at
Public Road Mc Doom.
Phone 233-0570. 1
unfurnished apartments -
one, two. 'three & four
bedrooms. Queenstown -
residential, from US$25 per
day,. ong terrh also available.
Tel. 624-4225
OFFICE or business space
to rent 1 spacious brttoT"
flat located at 77 H3iht, -
St., Werk-en-Rust, G/town.
Contact Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysdaie"Forde on Tel. 227-
16f6 or 227-0676 during
Office hours.
LAL'S REALTY- 231-7325
612-9574. Kingston 3-
bedroom S6C '0 ne. Kit'; -
4-1,edroo r" S-? OoC
0, e estIow v -. e n 850
S000' =-= S.ree~t ,.-bedroom
Charlotte St. S40 000. Recent
St S25 000. Robb St. LJS$2
LAMAHA Gardens -
furnished/uniurnished USS3
000 neg.. ''eadow' Brook
Giardens:- '. rtished -
US$3 000 .- r,.-., uostairs -
QueenstownS 570 000 neg..
' ,rt-rrnshe, .-artpeni -
'- 'C apartr en fuirn s .- j
n Jai i;i 0 13y e i ,


bedroom fully furn'shec. upoe'
flat apartment Secured. AC
telephone Darking. hot ani
cold C.a 61'3-6005 226-1457
ONE 2-bedroom unfurnished
bottom flat apt.. inside toilet and
bath. 6- St Cummincs Lodge.
Greater G'town $20 000 De-
month. Te! 222-4913
HOUSE to rent 3
bedrooms located at i89
D'Urban Backiands. 96 Duncan
Street. Newtown and 57
Section A .i 'X Diamond.
EBD. Call 233-2 75, 623-
4-BEDROOM. 2-storey
house. 2 '; baths, parking,
residential. etc. @ US$800,
furnished '-bedroom
residential home @ US$1 800:
furnished 2-bedroom top/
bottom apts. @ US$600,
residential. Others. Call 226-
TOP FLAT semi-furnished.
3 brooms $60 000 neg. House
by itself $95 000, B. A.!'P -
US$1 200, Section K' USB700
- US$600, Apt. $35 000; $45
000, S55 000. $65 000 rooms,
bond, office business. Tel.227-
8932, 225-2709,623-2591.
QUEENSTOWN (1)ilarge
executive 4-bedroom. fuiyv
furnished generator US$2 000.
(2) large 3-storey, ideal for offices.
over 4 000 sq. ft. space US$4
bedroom fully furnished,
generator, US$1 500 BEL AIR
ARK 2-bedroom furnished
home US$750 and lots more
all over. Call 226-7128 615-
"Homes with Style."
PRASHAD Nagar Bel Air,
Campbellville from USS250.
US$800, US$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,
Air Park, 184 Eping Ave. &
Kaieteur Rd. Immaculate,
modern, convenient, secure
spacious, fully grilled & air-
conditioned. 1 master and 2
bedrooms. 3 '/I baths, double
garage, etc. rgentfs.
embassies and r, ai,.l-
organisations are all
welcome. Call 277-3814,
225-4413, 646-9319. 619-
9972, 614-0949 or
ONE eight-bedroom
executive fully fur. property
to let in prime residential
area, razor wire mounted on
fence, generator in place, 4
ACs, hot and cold water, filtered
water throughout the building.
etc, one tw-bedroo one level
concrete house np,', Grove -
$35 000, per rnii..i one two-
bedroom lower flat newly
constructed in Bourda, $80 000
per month: one two-bedroom
semi-fur, lower flat US$600,
US$1 000, middle floor 1 000
sq ft. approx, US$750: two
bedroom lower flat, Robb St ,
Bourda US$600: two-
bedroom lower flat, Camp St. -
$45 000. entire concrete
building and compound. North
Cummingsburg. Wills Realty -
227-2612. 627-8314
C, phone, parking, fully furnished.
Filtered water system, 24 hours
armed Security Guard and'much
more. Long term rental US$459
per month central G/T. 2 three-
edroom houses furnished in
Section K & Kitty US$750 each.
1 one three-bedroom top'flat in
Kitty. fully furnished, AC. phone,
parking, hot/cold shower, private
entrance, and much. much more
- US$725. 1 two-bedroomr, house
in Bel Air Park. furnished
unbeatable price for such a lovely
house. US$800. 2 two-bedroorm
lower flats in Prashad Nagar semi
furnished or fully furnished $80
000 per month. 2 two-be rooms
unfurnished Eccles and Atlantic
Gardens $40 000 per month. For
more information and other
listings, contact John 233-2968.'

1 2-STOREY house located
in Central Tucville. Tel. 641.-
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Aarcilture Rd.. Triu'mph
Sidelihne Dam. Call 263-5338.
LOW income properties fori
sale n Berbice S2.6Ml. Tl.
227-4551. 682-2559.
BEL Air Sorlnos S33M1
:-', KeVho.ies 2? 1
. 0315: GANESH
FOR sace iy o'vrie:' property
-.ECD Coi 623-27i7

MEADOW Bank two-
storey, concrete building
.transport available). 641-
4295. 622-7859
NEW '3-bedroom concrete
structure, bottom partly
enclosed at Lot 23. Soarta
Public Rd.. Essequibo Price
S6 5M, neg. Tel. 691-3260.
ONE property in
Subrvanville. Price
S 6.5M. neq Call 227-0902
o0 628-7410.
ONE concrete and
wooden building. Middle
St South Cummingsburg.
Call 683-9331
REGENT St. $12M,
$65M, $85M. Church St. -
$50M, P/Nagar -14M. Wills
Real Estate 647-0856.



JewanramI's Realty
"'A lrustd ame" I

227-1988, 2704470,623-43 I

NEW Hope EBD 2-
storey building, land road to
river. Ideal for wharfage,
ocean $12M/US$60 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
concrete front building with
two self-contained three-
bedroom apartment, no
repair vacant possession.
642-0 36.
35 'J' Duncan Street,
Section 'K' Campbellville,
Georgetown. For business,
residential purpose. Tel.
614-5034. Price'- $8.5M.
17 North Street, Lacytown.
Owner leaving country.
Serious enquiries. #227-
ONE going business
r.n, one secured
t,--,i.ilt, tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam.
el: 333-2500.
1 2-FLAT house top
wooden, bottom concrete at
3-bedroom. 116 First Street
Vigilance. Inside toilet and
baMh. Owner leaving country.
Tel. 688-3900. 270-4639. No
A gents ............
C/VILLE $14M Bel Air
Park $25M, $30M & $50M,
Queenstown $15M,
REGENT ST. $36M ne.
Eccles $45M. Tel. 22%-
1192. 623-7742.
NEW house fully
furnished. 2.5 bath, central
AC, 25 miles from Disney
World, Florida. Price! -
US$294 000 or neg. Phone
No. 954-294-7373
SPACE $13.5M. TEL.
226-1192, 623-7742.
concrete front building
with two self-contained
t h r e e b e d r o o m
apartments, no repairs. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency -
225-0545. 642-0636
C R AL Sta b r oe k,
concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion on 3
house lots '.'g--I
international! hotel ,7 1'
USS325 000 Ederson' .--
226-5496 ,
foreign embassies, colonial
luxurious mansion. Ideal
international hotel S80Mi
US$400 000 Insp.-ect
an time Ederson's 226-
FOR sa:e -)r ri-I :
iurnisiled concre'
executive type two-
i .1 ,-, bedroomm 'r :
of land. -
m.esh :-. :
air c i'. :: :.
be dro Iol i '!'

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4 CHICKEN pens and 7 acres
of Agricultural land. 233-
buildings to buy Eccles, S/
Ruimveldt, Kitty, Central G/
town and other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ROBB, Bourda Market- 2-
storey building. $75M//$50M/
US$250 000. Owner needs
medical. Ederson's 226-
NORTH Pariel, ECD 2-
storey concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn for tennis,
swimming. $14M/US$70 000.
Ederson s 226-5496.
2-storey concrete building,
ideal insurance, internet.
$25M/US$125 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
1 2-STOREY wooden
building. De Abreu &
Dandrade Sts., Newtown, Kitty.
Tel. 223-2173, 226-1933.
BB ECCLES vacant new
2-storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion, parking,
AC. $30M/US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
three-bedroom house and
land from Mahaicony Creek
with six acres rice land. Asking
- $4.9M. Call 225-5591.
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant new luxurious 3
bedrooms mansion. Electricity,
water, phone. $13M/US$65
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
- 3-storey wooden building.
Ideal for church, school,
st ,: -eltore, etc. $16M/
H i Ederson's 226-
new 2-storey concrete 5
bedrooms, bottom general
store, electricity, phone.
$7.5M/US$37 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
NORTH Ruimveldt -
vacant new 2-flat concrete
buildings 4 luxurious
bedrooms, area i,:,,;
swimming. $12.o .i : i11
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
X 100 FT. ASKING $4.9M.
CALL 225-5591.
newv II. concrete 3 bediooims
with all nmo rin amenities.
Ideal for those wilh
motorcycles. $5 5MiUS$27
UOO. Ederson's 'on -54P96
Si ABROEK, Brickdamn -
2-soorey corner rl.,. e yI ii
doctors clinic. .. i .-, .:
insurance, internet cafe.
$2GM/USS130 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
OVERSEAS. Guyanese
doctors who wants new
hospital, complete lab, X-rays.
Invest wisely. $37M neq./
US$185 000. Ederson's -
PARIKA, shopping center
- invest wisely A) 2-storey
building, b) general store, co
bond/ware house. $85M neg.
US$425 000. Ederson's 226-
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charleslown. formerly
Rudy s Liquor Restaurant
corner lot) $18M neg.
contact 227-6204.
NO AGENT: Call Mrs.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
2566 to view 6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens,
Campbellvilvlle property,
110-240 volts, large land.
Suits 2 families.
40 FEET x 28 feet, 2-
storey concrete house on
land situated 1145 Section
'A' Block X, Great Diamond.
Land 125 x 66 ft. Tel. 644-
4624. 656-9261. Price
$15M. neg.
CAMP & Robb Sts. 3 2-
storey wooden buildings. Ideal
3-storay supermarket, i4.1-1 20
mini malls. S26M/U' .: 11
000. Owner needs medical.
Ederson's 226-5496.
transported 3 '/ acres and
with. sawmill, shed 20' x 34'
ft., curing bond 30' x 20' ft.
for . i,- furniture. S24M/
US 1 -': ".. Ederson's -
ONE newly built concrete
house in Eccles with concave
desiqrned walls. 3 toilets and
bath'including one jacuzzi and
one regular bath tub, land (w)
40' x So (1), house (w) 26' x 56
(1) double drive way. etc. Call
233-2738. 640-0661, 622-

226-1192, 623-7742.
ONE two-flat concrete house
for sale. Contact Mrs. Khan at
242 Forshaw Street. Queenstown
or 226-1367.
4-bedroom (2-apartment)
house (Top wood, bottom -
concrete). Back house Kitty. Tel.
227-6333, 689-5818
NEWTOWN, Kitty large
concrete building with six-
bedroom and land space no
repair, vacant possession. Price
negotiable. 683-0172.
TUCVILLE 4-bedroom, 2-
flat, verandah (no repairs), yard
space $6M. South (vacant) -
$6.9M. Meadow Brook $8.5M.
Call 231-6236.
TWO-STOREY concrete
building located at Good Hope
Gardens. Kissoon Scheme. Tel.
666-9447, 645-9685. Priced -
ENCLOSED L-shape double
lot side by side with two
buildings and transported, lots of
yard space (111 lot 210 x 50')
(2'a 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 130.7 261.68 x 156.56. Call
Mark 626-2002.
3 B E D R O O M
TANKS, 110 & 200V. $11M, NEG.
TEL. 225-0525.
FOR sale or rent furnished
executive type two-storeyed, 4-
bedroom house '/? acre of land.
Fully grilled and mosquito
meshed self-contained and air-
conditioned, master bedroom.
Call 611-7866 or 624-8894 -
$60M negotiable.
. .... ..... . .. ....I .. ... .... .........................
one (1) brand new 2-bedroomi
wooden house, 18 x 24 at Lot
150 Bell West, ''.,-,. #2 Polder.
WBD. Contact 1:i u 685-9216.
Price $1.4M Cash or pay down
- $360 000 and an monthly of
S7 000 on mortgage .
Public Road Kitty. for bond or
wholesale. Atlantic Gardens -
$40M. Kersaint's Park with big
land $45M (Ocean View).
Gordon Street $6.5M. Princes
Street land- $5.7M. Thomas
StreSt S18M 218-1014, 618-
.,.:. . .. n. c .o ,'rt p ert -
S9. M, South Park $9M, land
in 5" Street, reduced from $8M
to $5.9M, 160 x 24 ft. several
other properties reduced by 30%
Norton Street. new concrete -
S13M. Phone God's Favorite
Realty 225-5198, 225-2626.
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 .h,.:.:.:^ i commission
given to ,: Tir..-, contact Tel.
s 225-9695, 223-8199, 621-
8271, 333-6763. Netsurf
International Real Estate.
NEW house double lot,
D'Urban St. $14M neg.. house
Bel Air S58M neg.. newly
renovated house. Queenstown -
S26M neg., apartment building.
Kitty $70M neg., Norton Street
S75M neg., executive property
Meadow Brook Gardens $60M
neg bond, Water St. $38M
neg., new building, Lombard St.
$60M neg. ORION
INVESTMENT. TEL. 227-7162,
LAL'S REALTY- 231-7325,
612-9574. Kingston $35M neg.,
Middle St. $65M, North Road -
$40M. $17M Sheriff St. $75M,
$S50M Cville $35M, Bel Air
Springs $16M neg.. Good Hope
$8M. Lusignan $8M.
Annandale $5.5M, Bel Air -
$25M. Prashad Nagar $30M,
Subryanville $30M, $18M,
Uitvlugt $8M. Best Road -
$4.5M, Ruimzeight Gardens -
S12M, New Road $30M, $60M,
Crane $30M.
KITTY $9M, Prashad
.cur $19M, $14M, Newtown -
Queenstown $16M.
Alberttown. concrete $1.9M.
-,.w concrete $20M, Bel
3-storey reduced from
S60M. to S43M. Sec. 'K' $17M.
Meadow Brook. new $29M,
Nandy Park S16M, D'Urban
Backland $13.5M, South Gdns
$16.5M. Agricola. concrete.
reduced from $11M to $7M.
Phone God's Favorite Realty -
225-2626. 225-2709. 225-5198.

BEL AIR PARK. one two-fiat
concrete dwelling house four-
bedroom. three toilets, two
baths, fully grilled with mosquito
mesh. over head tank, enclosed
arage $25M. No agents. Tel.

ECCLES $14M / $17M/$21M

MOMSTON:4MB/m -a.$50M
SPACE, 70X 160) $30M.

NORTH American has 60%
reduction on all prices. North
Road for store like Regent St.,
now US$110 000 only, 3-storey
Station Street shop and
residence $16M, Shell Road
business and residence $12M,
Newtown, Kitty $9M, Prashad
Nagar $16M Subryanville,
cottage on 3 000 sq. ft. land -
S7MQ.lueenstown land 160 x
60 $22M, Alberttown land -
160 x 25 for school $6.9M
Subryanville land $17M. Bel
Air Spring $34M, Sec. 'K' -
$17M. Phone Ms Persaud 231-
2064, 685-0923, 225-5198. 225-
3068. Land at LBI $5M only
and 60% land reduction.
BLYGEZIGHT very nice 3-
bedroom with bearing fruit trees
- $23M. MAHAICONY 1 500
acres farm, with over 60 cows
giving away for only 10M. BEL
IR PARK 5-bedroo,-,, ,-, 3,,,: ;,,.
priced to sell at _-, :i
another 3-bedroomn fully
furnished $28M. FATORY -
East Bank Public Road, 15 acres
of land. with buildings on over 7
acres. Priced to sell at $60M.
PRIME SPOTS: Main Street -
$100M. US$1M and US$3M.
building US$1.1M v ,.. lots
more all over. Call :'. 128.
The Home of better bargains.
SOUTH $7M, $8M. $9.5M,
$14M, Section 'K $30M, $25M,
North Road $8M. $28M. $5M,,
Croal-Street $45M. $60M,
Brickdam $40M. Regent Street
- US$1.5M, $70M, $45M. S16M,
Werk-en-Rust $6.5M, $7.8M.
S10,M. Mc Doom $9M, (new)
Eccles Public Road $60M,
Avenue of the Republic -
US$1.5M, Robb Street $90M,
S35M. $65M, Bel Air Park -
$40M. $22M, Bel Air Spring -
$65M. $35M. Queenstown -
$14M, East Street $25M,
Duncan Street $30M, $25M,
$10M, Campbellville $11M,
13M, $5M, New Amsterdam, -
$M, $3M Albouystown $4M,
S15M, $16Mvl Mon Repos- $9M,
( new). Lusgnan $8M, Le
Ressouvenir University Gardens,
Atlantic Gardens $22M, $38M,
and other residential and
commercial area. Call us at
Goodwill Real Estate at 225-
2540, 223-5204, 628-7605.

DREDGE. CALL 612-2125.
MARKET. CALL 612-2125.
1 PS 11 slim with
accessories. Call Greg on 226-
0861 or 609-0753.
5 7.2 MP Digital cameras
with free 1 GB cards. Call 627-
PURE German Shepherd
pups 11 weeks old, full
vaccinated. Contact 615-0293.
RIDGEBACK. 4 months strong
and healthy. Call 225-8346, 650
EARTH for sale delivery
to spot. Also Bob Cat rental
Call 626-7127.
1 POOLS Table. working
condition Call 663-6174,
ONE Honda CG Motorcycle,
first reg. owner. Price S240 000.
Tel. # 668-0210.
1 580D 1D C .

2 580C HYMACS. 1 TK
Dump truck. Call 623-9566
ONE freezer for sale. Owner
leaving country. 226-0654. 616-
NEW 6" double bed mattress
in plastic) cabinet S15 000.
Telephone 227-3542.
1 BRAND new FS 85 Stihl
brushcutter. Price $50 000.

pups, 4 months old, vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 222-5013
1 LISTER Arc welder-
280 Amp, 220v auxiliary
628-3245,5 270-1709.
with combination and key
lock. Tel 223-6333 or 623-
SCHOOL shirts in various
sizes and colour. No reasonable
offer refused. Phone 663-9296.
6 WEEKS old pitbull pups
fully vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 646-9456.
NEW 18" Celestion frontline
11 speakers, 2800 watts. Call
226-2913, 6,15-1203.
2 DOBERMAN pups, pure
shepherds, pure bred. 625-6006.
twelve weeks old, fully
vaccinated and dewormed.
Phone 2230754.



Sand also available.

I Hardwa

1 NEW Sansui DVD/VCR
unit. 1 new Panasonic Fax &
Copier Macli. Tel. 225-4937 -
Wi lla m..
MINIBUS luggage rack.
custom-made steel,. washer and
driver 9.0kg. New World. 646-
1 LIFAN scooter. Excellent
and working :,..i .i,.,. Price
going cheap. i ., 76.
8 WEEKS old Doberman
puppies with vaccination
certificate. Call 225-5559,
ONE 7-piece dinette set,
one 2 500 watts generator used
X-box and play station games.
HOBBY kits, ships. cars.
airplanes. helicopters,
submarines, all sizes and types.
Tel. 223-5172, 617-7026.
Yamaha VIRAGO V-engine 500
cc. in good condition. Contact
1 Bar-B-que grill $20
000, one large Avanti fridge -
$58 000. CaTI 646-5988. 226-
FOR SALE household
furniture fridge, stove, beds.
washing machine, floor fans. TV.
Call 624-8894.
EARTH & reef sand
excavating, grading and
leveling of land also done.
Contacft628-3840 or 644-7633.
1 MID Range speaker
box, 2 12" eminences, 4 -
bullet tweeters. 2 10"
horns, well covered. Call
ONE Butcher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact 622-
4955, between 10 am and 5
pm or 220-6440. anytime
after 5 pm
ELECTRIC oven, (1 000 W
auto transformer). new
pressure sprayer, single bed.
7-olece dinette set. Tel. 611-
other antique items. Contact
F83-3505. anytime.

CALL 616-9900.
BROWNE 266-2796
ONE (1) Lister generator
lighting plan 8. 500 watts.
Contact Tel. 225-3199.
ONE double fryer with filled
stand suitable for food business.
Call Denise on 642-8373 for more
VICTORIA'S Secret. bath and
body works and brand name
Tel. 689-6206.
ADOBE C3 master collection
complete. 19 programmes, best
graphics software suite, 4 DVDs.
Contact 627-8832._
1-New Water Pump on
Metal Frame for (Chiller
Pressure Washers Machine etc-
brand Bells & Gassett, volts -
240, 380, 460, Amp 1009
4 used Water Industrial
Pumps 2 inch Bore phase 3
50.60 HZ RPM 3480, HP 5.
Marathon Electric volts 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-
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-
HALIN 5000 watts silent
diesel generator, key start, on
wheels, in case, need coil, sold
as is $90 000. Tel. 225-4631.
QSC Amplifiers MXiEX 4 000
- $260 000. 3 000 $260 000. 1
500 $150 000 amps ($260 000/
$150 000). 227-7528, 629-4282.
YAMAHA Virgo 150c
motorcycle. just imported into
country, not registered, will
register at no cost to buyer $190
00'0. Phone 647-3000, 225-4631.

2 (QUALITY) pure bred
German .: -,eh,-r !'pups. 4 mths
old. 1 Pit iC-. 1 : i (3 mths old).
fully vaccinated and dewormed,
1 700 gal steel tank. 1 scrap
truck 10-fon TL. Tel. 220-6879.
4MM ", 3/8" ''" PLYBOARD,
wholesale quantities. Long
boots, rain coats and suits.
..- -'s General Store, 113
` Kitty. Tel. 226-7585.
Fax: 226-7586.
MUSIC carts, two pieces.
equipped with amplifiers, CD
players, equalizers, two 12"
speakers.. ':: ;ase, 17-plate
'. ' :" '' _.u each. Phone
MITSUBISHI 64" protection
TV needs minor work $200 000.
HARRIS Communication
-*, ;., -,-c components for TV
i Station. etc.. 30 pcs,
Total bought from American
Embassy. All $500 000.

1. RCG250
2. 60-70

in any quantity


General Store
Craig Village
Or call
268-2207, 623-7029

1 MONE Briggs and Stratton
(Home Lite) generator 5500
watts, three electric type writers.
two Smith Corona, one Brother.
Tel. 226-4420.
ONE flock of goat. Contact
Rakesh at 20 Sheriff Street.
Campbellville. Tel. 227-2690,
opposite 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
engines, and generator 120- 240
volts from 4 to 20 KVA. Lister
diesel welder 280 Amps 624-

4-burner gas stove
Warranty period), New
Foam mattress (double).
Bargains. Telephone -
1 MERLIN Diesel fuel
injector pump. calibrating
machine, in excellent
condition. Call 644-8952 or
2 HONDA Pressure
washers. 2 chain saws, 2
welding sets, 1 motor, 2
hghting plants 2 amplifiers,
2%us amps. 265-5876.
1 DELL 521 Computer
AMD 4000 (2.1 Ghz) 1GB
Memory 250 GB 48X CDRW/
DVD. 20" widescreen flat
screen G$210 000. Tel. 689-

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ounter dough mixer,
square changeover switch, 2L
iesel engine/ ear box,
Hobert slicer coffee maker,
show case. Call 227-1189.
ONE wooden boat for
sale size 55' length,
width 10'. depth 6'.
No broken ribs. one year,
old excellent condition.
No. 665-2847. 662-5743.
MEAT trays 10S (11"
x 5 /" x 2" 5 $15 each. eqg
trays from $20 each.'3
compartment Styrofoam
plates $15 each Tel. 225-
1620. 624-7567
HONDA Pressure
washers. 1 Stihl Brush
Cutter. I Lawnwiower, 1
mitre saw. 1 air compressor,
1I 2 '/, Plainer. 1 Yamaha
6000 generator. Call 267-
STALL # 96 Stabrock
Market. Contact Gaitri -
222-3345 weekdays after
5 pim or any time on
weekend or Shibha -0011-
NEW automatic chicken
waterers $2 400. Johnson
105 and Mercury 75 outboard
engines $100000, Toyota
3Y $450 000. Call 222-
4163, 645-8870.
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-
7 8 7 5 .... ..... ... ............................... ....
LATEST full version
computer software available
Windows, MS Office,
Accounting, Editing,
Educational, Games. etc.
Genius Computers 231-
1 WOODEN 3-piece suit
1 sofa bed with 2 upholstered
chairs, 1 side board glass
front, 1 round centre table, 1
glass top table. 2 beds. Call
Everything must go. Also
garage sale. Tel. 225-
361. 650-8360, 8 am 6

PUPS eight weeks old,
Vaccinated and dewormed
German Shepherd and
Labrador. Very affordable
prices. Ruimzeight Gardens,
WCD. Tel. 619-9853 or 269-
0671 after 3 pm.
building situated in
Albouystown, 1 Toyota Pick
up 4-Runner. excellent
condition. Contact A. King.
Telephone Nos. 225-4443
office, 622-7628 cell.
2.4Ghz Celeron CPU 80
GB hard drive. 256 MB
RAM, 128 MB Video Card,
56 K Fax modem, keyboard,
mouse. speakers. monitor,
DVD-ROM & or CD Burner,
flopy drive. Call 623-

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ONE HP Printer, one HP
Desktop Laster photocopier, one
canon desk top laster
photocopier. Tel. 225-4709.
TENDER one (1) KVA Lister
generator, one (1)10 KVA Lister
generator, one (1) Detroit diesel
0 KVAgenerator, one (1) Suzuki
Vitara (as it is). 18 25 Eccles
Industrial Site, Eccles. EBD.
NEW refrigerator, chest of
drawers, king size mattress,
wooden and steel desk.,
computer- 110v, windows 2000,
4-burner stove, motorcycles (2)
50cc and 1 100cc, workshop
tools, portable generator diesel,
(1) standb 5550 heavy duty
generator. el. 616-6907.
ONE complete music set
with 8 bottoms 18" Fane
speakers, 6 upright tops with
15" double speakers, 4 44T
Drive horns, 6 QSC
amplifiers, equalisers,
crossovers (Numark), 1 32
amps Turn-up transformer, 6
- 100 watts bullets. Also 8
metal hail spot lamps 18" x
15" complete with wires, disco
lights, fogging machine. One
Nissan 4x 4 complete with
bed liner, search lamps and
winch. Call 263-7305 or 618-
head Robinson Moulder. 1 4
inches, 5-head Moulder, 1 -4-
head 12 inches Moulder, 1 -
24" surface, 2 band saws, joiner
and surface, sharpeners, cross
cut saw, radial arm saw. square
blocks, round blocks, slotted
knives, flat knives. saw blades,
etc. Tel. 270-6460. 609-7852,
NEW shipment ACER
AMD 64 Alton 3500+ 512 MB,
160 Gb dual DVD burner, 19"
LCD monitor and speakers,
windows vista $200 000 neg.
Card reader, etc., HP Slimline
PC + Sepron 3500 200 GB, 512
MB, DVD burner, Wireless Lan,
etc. Windows Vista $190 000
neg. CPU only card readers, etc.
Dell dimension E521 vista )
AMD Alton x2, 250 GB, 1 GH
MEM, Dual DVD Burner, Card
Reader, 19" LCD monitor with
speakers $240 0nn nr.-i 1\nand
- 231-9181. ( 4. '. 118
Regent St. 0 & N Musical
226-6325, 227-1454 anytime
624-1909, 114 Light & Fourth
Sts., Alberttown. One Ford Cargo
2421 with Cummins Engine &
dump, one Leyland Freight 13
- 16 Dump Lorry. Generator in
stock, 5 KVA LisTer 1-cyl., 5 -- 5
KVA Honda gas 1- cyl.. 7.7 KVA
Bridge Stratton 1-cyl., 15 KVA
Lister 3-cyl., 25 KVAIsuzu 4-cyl.,
35 KVA Ford UK 4-cyl.. 38 KVA
Duetz 3-cyl.. 78 KVA Perkins 6-
cyl., 95 KVA .Perkins 6-cyl.. 21
KVA Kobota 4-cyl., 7 5 KVA
Lisa, 150 KVA Dorman 6-cyl.,
300 Amp Duetz wilder on
wheels Perkins engine 4203 -
4236 6354-4:1004-1006
rebuilt parts available for
Perkins engine spares model
4108 314 4203 4236 -
4248 6354 6354-4 1004 -
1006 Phaser, one JCB power
slide excavator with 6-cylinder
Perkins engine
2 DRILL press English made
110 240 V $120 000, and
60 000, 1 cross cut saw 110Ov -
$10 000, 1 large bench grinder
110v $22 000, 1 edge sander
on stand 110 240v $25 000,
1 dayton vacuum cleaner
industrial and commercial with
large dust bag good for cleaning
carpet or factory floor 110v $40
000 on wheels. 1 industrial new
water pump on metal frame,
240, 380, 460V. 2 '2 inch bore
50/60 Hz $125 000 4 industrial
used water pumps 2 inch bore,
240, 380, 460v $40 000 each,
2 new electric motors industrial
baldor 50/60 Hz 240, 380, 460v
4 Hp $60 000 and 7.5 Hp $75
000.1 pressure washer complete
2000 PSI on wheels gasoline
engine $60 000, 1 garden tiller
machine with gasoline engine -
$55 000, 1 25 KVA transformer
- $80 000, 1 large industrial
stabliser for factory or work shop
- $150 000, 1 sears stainless
steel barrel water pump 110v -
$20 000, 4 hot and cold water
ware sink complete with fittings
- $10 000 each. Owner
migrating 641-2284.
3 NEW volley ball nets good
heavy duty quality $15 000,' 1
large cannon NP 6221
photocopy machine needs
servicing S50 000 on stand, I
large Xerox 5028 photo copy
machine needs nev roller So5
000 on stand wvitn manuals 2
box new computer paper
(Oxford) 9.5 x 11'- $3 000 per
box .- it scale ..'tih weights -
S20 _. -GEM
diamond i. .-..i., -S50
000 for both. 1 gestetner roll off
machine 110v $15 000. 1
complete internet system with a
lot oftextras whole lot for $200
000 bargain. Owner migrating
- 641.228A

1000 PIECES cellular
phone accessories new $150
000. 500 new filing cabinet files
hangers at $100 each, L12 x
10 winches. 200 new truck tyre
liners size 20 goodyear $800
each. Tel. 641-2284.



Length 120 Ft

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

ONE Toyota Tundra, F
150. Tel. 623-5534, 227-
1 AE 81 Corolla $320
000 negotiable. Tel. # 628-
ONE Camry SV 30, PEE
8435 $900 000 neg. Tel. #
1 TOYOTA Ceres. excellent
condition. Call 225-9680. 624-
1 BMW Convertible. Price -
$1.3M neg. Tel. 646-5787, 222-
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. Tel. 610-3880. 612-
7666.Price negotiable.
1 SERIES, 111 Land
Rover, working condition.
Tel. Call No. 622-6159,
ONE Nissan 910 Bluebird
working condition. Price -
$300 000. Tel. 645-7050,
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.
1 RZ MINIBUS with mags,
F/powered. Price $1.5M neg.
Tel 625-6397, 266-2461.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona,
EFI. full lights, mags. Call 233-
Series $1 050 000 neg. Tel.
LAND Rover Defender GEE
Series, 3 doors, excellent
condition. 4-wheel drive. Price
- $1.5M. Tel. 641-9724.
TOYOTA Cami 4 x 4, PJJ
series, inimaculate condition -
$2.7 million. Tel. 628-1900.
1 TOYOTA RAV-4, perfect
condition. Panasonic Deck with
equaliser, etc. Tel. 218-3576 or
1 GREEN Toyota Tundra -
Limited. fully customised, never
registered. Tel. 663-1641. 227-
music. BGG. Good wor .n
condition $950 000. .iI
1 TOYOTA Tacoma,
Extra Cab GKK series in
excellent condition. Price
negotiable Call 218-3574.
RAV 4 Tovota Hilux Pick ui
diesel AT Carina 212 192 AE
100 Corolla. EP 82 & Marno
621-6037, 227-2.34
i TO'tOTA Prado Mode'
9S Series PGG, manual, gas
Contact Krishna 226-0063.

1 L-TOURING Wagon- fully
loaded, excellent condition.
Price neg. Contact No. 220-
3946. 220-9058.
1 GJJ Leyland Daf. double
axle truck with hyhab, dump. 20-
cyd. Tray. Price neg. Cal! 640-
1- SV 30 Camry- automatic.
a/c, mag rims $950 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
TOYOTA 150 Carina.
recently sprayed over. Excellent
condition. Phone 216-00081/
1 200 DYNA Canter. Price
- $500 000.Contact Number
616-6606, 253-3265.
TOYOTA Chaser GX 100
Suzuki 750 katana M/bike.
Tel. 231-4586, 622-6448.
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition, a/c. Contact
Numbers: 610-9218, 231-
1 TOYOTA pick-up, solid
def. manual 4 x 4. $1.2M neg
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
NISSAN bus E24 sliding
roof power windows, locks and
steering. newly sprayed. Price
ne ..Tel.6..3 2 ..............
1 Nissan Pulsar
Convertible, 2-door, automatic.
fully powered. Price $2 1M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
NISSAN bus E24 sliding
roof power windows, locks and
steering, newly sprayed. Price
neg. Tel. 663-0210.
1 TOYOTA Ceres AE 100
fully powered with AC, price -
$1.150 neg. Tel. 266-2461,
2005 TOYOTA Tacoma,
access doors, Extended Cab.
2003 Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded. 619-0063, 643-9891.
MAZDA 616 Yellow car in
good condition. Price
negotiable. Phone 444-3335.
0900 11:00 hrs, 19:00 21:00
GX 71 Toyota Mark 11. Good
working condition and hli
powered. Price $75 6.,.'.'.
negotiable. Contact 220-3410.
AT 170 Carina, 17" rims,
4 AGE, 20 valve engine,
Pioneer music system, crystal
lights. Contact 641-4210.
SUNNY B15 2003 Model.
Finished only 6 000 miles.
Vehicle never registered -
$2.3M. Call 225-2611
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4. in
excellent condition with all bars.
1 Nissan 4 x 4, Nissan Caravan
Tel. 225-8802, 629-5387
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- excellent condition, mag
rims, fog lamps, original
spoiler. Price neg. Telephone
1 AA 60 Carina, back wheel
drive, manual, full .,-, -, J
executive $550 '- ,' ,
ONE AT 170 Carina & one
AE 100 Corolla both
automatic, fully powered,
excellent condition. Tel. 626-
ONE Honda Civic motor car
PJJ series, 17" mag rims leather
interior. CD deck. Good working
S.... iiii. Tele phone No. 628'-
1 TOYOTA Camry, back
wheel, manual, mag rims. a/c.
CD player. excellent condition.
Price $525 000. Contact 225-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (3Y)
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mag rims. alarm, remote start.
$2.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
TOYOTA Hiace minibus.
mag rims. diesel 3L engine. 15-
sea9 er, never registered'- S2.1M.
Contact Fazela Auto Sales -
276-0245, 628-4179.
1 NISSAN Cefiro, 2002
model, automatic. fully
powered, nickel ml1 -inms. PJJ
series. 1 owne, i Contact
Rocky 225-_ "-i_:. _5:59002.
190 Mercedes Benz.
Limited Edition. 2.6. 6-cylinder
automatic, fufly powered, sun
roof. custom interior work. fuil
skirL ,acka6e, CD olaver. and
rm e. P'c e- 1 275 000. Tel
One Toyota land cruiser
fully powered. FJ -.
interior, excellent -i' ..
S7 6iM. mag. crash bar, new
tvres foot c board. etc 4 500cc.
PJJ series. oe Morris Marina
imo'ore"d form England never
registered mint condition solid
'." mi'nual, and spares S850
..u registered, ore. ladies
','-- "0 motor cycle CE
- 00 Owner migrating
c y -:

ONE AT 192 Carina. PJJ.
AC, music, mags. excellent
condition. One owner. Must go.
Tel. 662-1156. 655-7839. 29-
ONE Coaster bus in
ood working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
excellent condition: 2 AT
192 Carina EEFI, fully
powered. Tel. 222-2905, 641-
AA 60 CARINA. Price $200
000: one RT 100 gear box -
$20 000. Phone 40.4-2461 or
622-6387 (Cell).
GOLD Tundra V8, 2 x 4,
2003 CD player, immaculate
condition $4.5M neg. Tel. 655-

BMW 325i

6 Cylinder
automatic, CD
sound system,
mag wheels, full
skirt kit, alarm
and more. $1.5 M

ONE AA 60 Carina. in
excellent working condition, needs
body work tape deck, AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-0236
AT 192 $1 150 000, RAV-4
-PJJ series, mags, roof rack. etc.
- $2.6M. Clean. Unique Auto
Sales 227-3551, 647-0856.
AT 192 $1.3M. AT 212
1.6M, Mitsubishi Lancer -
1.6M, RAV-4 $2.2M. Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551. 647-
One Toyota RZ mini bus.
Long Base. .- ii .: '
Price $1 .. .. -.jg i.- .,
1 AE 91 Sprinter -
automatic, fully power $725
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400,
621-5902.tR y210
1- EP 82 Toyota Starlet,
PHH series, automatic fully
powered, a/c, mag rims. 2-door,
Turbo. Price $1.2M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
TOYOTA 4 x 2 pick-up,
manual $850 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-sealer,
manual, new seats, new engine.
Price $1.2M. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Extra Cab, V6
manual, mag rims. crash bar, AC
- $2.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902
1 AT 150 CARINA- (private).
manual, fully powered. Price -
$425 000. C.... -i Rocky -225-
1400, 621-'- -,
series automatic, fully
powered. CD player. Price -
$1M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA AE 81 Corolla -
rivate, manual. Price $375
00. Needs mrnor body work.
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AT 17,.: F ,,,

i400. 621-5902
AT 192 $1 3M. G-Touring
"- 17" rims. roof rack. etc. -
:: RAV-4 $2.6M Unique
Auto Sales 227-3551. 647-
ONE L Base Toyota RZ.
complete U :. -
spraved over --.i
condition -$1 35' 000 Tel.
220-4103 6 '1 6-95
NISSAN Sunny B12. to be
sold as scrap.Contact Number
- 641-3343
FORD 150 Pick Up. 3 doors.
good condition. CDTaope Player.
bubble trav. dual air .
rms etc $5.5M snea -



NE 2'., "< Dvn:. an
: GHi. se a cio
nO nci. har used.
-2379 ,642-5'7. 619-

580 C HYMAC with swamp
tract. 10 tons (3) wheel roller, 3
tons vibrating roller. All in good
working conditions. Call 623-
3404. 222-6708.
1 LONG Base RZ minibus,
EFI, BJJ series. DVD. music
amplifier, mags. crystal lights.
Contact Danny 269-0258. 269-
0270. 680-3436.
Glanza). Immaculate condition.
Mag Rims Turbo Timer.
exhaust PKR Series. Tel. 623-
1 HONDA CRV Jeep Dark
Blue PKK series, W/ CD. AC. etc.
4 20" mag rims (nickel). W!6
lugs. Tel. 231-0336. 625-3898
TOYOTA Extra Cab pick up
3L diesel, AC, bars, crystal lights,
bed liner, mags, 31/10. 74
Sheriff Street. 225-6357,
TOYOTA Carina 192 fully
powered, AC, PHH & PJJ.
Excellent condition. Sheriff St.
AT 192 Toyota Carina new
from Japan, fully powered. Must
be seen. 74 Sheri St. 225-6357.
ONE Toyota Ipsum like new.
PKK series. Call 222-2107.
1 TOYOTA Carina AT 212.
Price ne Call Steve 645-
7622. 619-1399.
RAV-4 excellent condition.
fully loaded. 220-7259. 220-
1 AT 190 Toyota Carina -
automatic, full' powered
(original late PH H'series) was
diplomatic, 150cc. $'1.7M
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
1 NISSAN Cefiro, private,
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
chrome mag rim S -3rnm CD
layer, cruise c :-ii,,or:i -:,,,-. -
1.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
S1 -TOYOTA RZ Long Base
PJJ Series, EFI. cat eye, TV/
DVD, mags, music. Price-$1.8M
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
........... .... ................................ ..
-1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 Extra Cab.
diesel engine, manual, crash,
AC, mag rims. Price $2.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400. 621-
1 TOYOTA L-Tourinq
wagon, automatic, fully powered,
a/c, mag rims, alarm, remote
start, CD 1, 1l r-li,.- kit. PKK
series. F,,.. "1 'I- '.".' Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 AE 100 COROLLA, 1 AT
192 Carina. 1 SV 40 Camry, AE
91 Corolla Wagon. O'"nr In.qi
country. Call V 645- : .
0555. All prices neg.


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1 RZ lit ii E : E i vith music
and mags 'HH,- i :,.: 1 AE 91
Sprinter stick ear, with
PGG Series. Price :':0 ,
neg. Phone 268-395 3.......
AT 192 $900 000, AT 212 -
$1 575 000, Mitsubishi. Lancer -
$1.4M, SV 40 Camry $1 6M
215 Carina S1.7M. Unique Auto
Sales 647-0856, 223-1877
1 AT 150 CONE (1) Leyland
Daf: Single Axle dump truck-
14.5 cubic yard (10 t iont
Excellent cond4lion 7 4 11"..
Tel. # 226-5588, 614-T7 .. .-
AT 192 CARINA Motor car.
Hilux Surf 4 x 4 encloses CAB,
Excellent condition Contact
Fazal Bacchus, T,-' .,-, New
Housing Scheme. E$'T i.', 611-
400 1 -- ...........
1 AE 70 TOYOTA Coroila.
PEE 2220 music. mags r;ms.
,,13-' ,1'.i-.
TH!NKINCG "i ",.-h-
Svehicle? C
S: of Janese
-. : '.-.. r. .' the cheapest
, -: .- m service. Tel.

1 JEEP Wrangler. Newly
oainted, new tyres, only 27
000 Km. Really'attractive. fun
and strong. Tons of original
Jeep accessories. Tel. #223-
5172, 617-7026.
FORD Tow Truck Iwreck)
needs general work. Sold as
is. Price $450 000. Best
offer. Excellent condition.
Call 225-4631. 225-2503.
TOYOTA Ceres $1 050
000, AE 91 automatic fully
powered $650 000. AT 212"-
1 650 000. Hilux Surf,
Parado 15 000 Km. SV32
Vista $1.1M. SV 40 Camrv,
2 AT 170 Coronas $900000
$950 000. AE 100 $1.150.
618-1014. 618-7483.
2004 MONDEO Wagon -
PKK 6446. 27 000 km. next
to new. Leather interior.
original documents for dealer.
Power steering, seats, window.
locks, mirror, 17" mag wheels.
lady driven. Key less entry
Must see $6 million. 22t-
7677, 225-4631.
DAVID Auto Sales. We
buy and sell used vehicles
locate 238 South Rd. &
Alexander St AT 170
Carina & Corolla, AE 100.
Sprinter & Corolla. AT 192
Carina. 212 Carina,
Mitsubishi Lancer, Long
and Short base minibus.
227-1845 Mon Fri..

N IL rc'il-. IIlki / t IN iI

Yeiar 2(102
Fully ,i....l. 1
Contact: 624-0663

HARDLY used Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab pick up. in
excellent condition, done
only 41 000 Km $3.2M neg.
Toyota Tundra $4.5M. Fel.
227-2933, 644-1004, 664-
ARE you selling your
vehicle or buying" one"
Contact Pat's Auto Sale, 69
Lamaha and De Abreu
Streets. Newtown Kitty. 231-
3690, 225-1103, 650-7264 for
sale. ST 190 Corona, 212
Carina, 192 Carina. AE 100
Corolla/Sprinter AT 170
Carina/Corona, AE 91
Sprinter, Nissan Sunny. DPL
Ford Escort SV 40 Camry. 4-
Runner 4 x 4 and 2 x 4 also
RZ buses, wagons and many
AT 212 CARINA (1'
owner) $1 650 000 neg., AT
190 Corona. PJJ Series $1
550 000 neg.. Corolla G-
Touring Wagon $1 550 000
neg., AE 91 Soringer $675
000 neg., AT '170 Corona -
$800 000 neg.. Nissan Blue
Bird (new model) $475 000
neg.. IRZ mini bus (BHH
Series) $1.1M neg. Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab pick up -
$3.2M neg Toyota Tacoma
pick up $2.2M neg. Contact
eter Khan. Tel. 227-2933.
664-0205 or 644-1004.
CAB R -' 147. TOYOTA
FULL "'r TEr ". "
CA M _Y 'LILLE. 226-
4939 624-0762-. A NAME


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TOYOTA Land Cruiser, FJ
62, 6-cylinder, 10 seats, AC.
mags, 31/10 tyres, crash bar,
clean and nice. 74 Sheriff St.
C/ville. 225-6357.
One AE 110 Sprinter. Fully
powered, mint condition, AC.
CD EFI, automatic, new tyres.
PJJ series. Tel. 229-6726/619-
3644. Price neq.
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 en ine $950 000 neg.
Call 222-2640, 613-8221.
TOYOTA Hilux Diesel, 5L,
manual, AC, low mileage -
$3.6M. Price quoted on the
wharf. Toyota T100 low
mileage, manual 4 x 4, AC.
from wharf never register -
$2.750M, Subaru forester,
1998, 4 x 4, auto, left hand -
$1.8M, excellent condition.
Nissan 'patrol manual 4 x 4,
AC, $1.5M. Excellent


S Slu 200OD-p$1.4M
wheel s -. .Dp.. ,

Toyot A Coronezza

Year 108ther, alloy wheel,

Fully Loaded

wheels, CID changer,
alarm). Honda City/ l
RECENT shipment -
Toyota Soluna 2000 $1.4M
(Alloy wheels, CD player,
leather), Toyota Corona GLI -
(e$1.0M, (leather, alloy wheel,
CD chan er). Honda Civil -
$1.4M (Full body kit. alloy
wheels, CD changer, ...
alarm). Honda City ,_I
(leather$ alloy wheel. CD
player). Nissan March 4-door -
al700 000 (Alloy wheels CD
player. leather, alarm). Nissan
funny 2002 $1.9M $1.9
exectiable car, leather alloy
wheel CO piTn'wrl Honda CRV
- $1.6 1 ,i : i.i r tiloy wheels,
CDiD I-, n i.:,,-r. Lancer -
$1.1.M (c changer, leather.
alloy wheels)e Lancer 2002 -
$1.6M (CD chanJaper alloy
wheels, leather), Toyota 1
2002 $1.9M (CD player, alloy
wheels). Low mileage on ail
vehicles. Prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
wharf! Let us order vehicles
directly from Japan and
Singapore and save you
money! Contact Fazela Auto
Sales 276-0245. 628-417.
Toyota Corolla NZE 121,
AE 110. EE 103, Honda
Civic EK3 & ESI. Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab LN 172. LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab- YN 107 LN 107.
LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167.
RZN 169. Toyota Hilux
Single Cab LN 106.
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185
130. KZN .185, Toyota
Canna -AT 192, AT 212.
Toyota Margno AE 100.
Honda CRV RO1, T... ,
11. Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM
315, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100
Lancer CK 2A. Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210.
Toyota Hiace b : .- :
KZH1 10, Mitsubishi ,':,:j,
Lancer SC2A. Toyota Corolla
G-TouNE (1) Security Wagon AE 100
Contact Rose Ramdehol
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd .
Bourda. ITRESSES. Call Tel.
226-853 or 220-5951. 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185 We
give you the best cauDrivers.
you deserve the best

ONE 25-6160.) Security Guard
Call 226-8990.
CALL 233-5264.
WAITRESSES. Call tel. #
220-7846 or 220-5951.
PORTERS Drivers.
Salesclerk. Tel. 227-6122.

ONE oxygen cylinder. Contact
Sandra 22-3284, 616-8280
YOUNG talented singers for
Indian & English music. Tel.
URGENTLY one (1) general
Domestic, one (1) Waiter. Call 227-
1 MAID age 45 50.
Call 231-2977 ask for Bibi
WORK 684-1852.
1 MAID. Apply 172 Eastfield
Drive, Nandy Park, EB Dem.
CONTRACT. CALL 624-3268.
1 EXPERIENCED auto body
re air man. Contact No 233-
6262, 628-2853.
TELEPHONE NO. 225-9304,
LIVE-IN general Domestic to
care for an elderly woman. Tel.
DISPATCHER & Drivers to
work in Taxi Service. Tel.
225-5075, 225-7364.
ONE Maid for Domestic
work. Call 226-0207. 650-0655,
1pm 6pm. __
1 LIVE-IN Domestic, 35
45 yrs. Preferably from
country area. Tel. 226-4756,
urgently to work in bar (can live-
in), attractive salary. Contact
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.
WANTED a small family
to work and live on farm. TVl
ONE Excavator Operator to
work in the Interior. Contact #
LIVE in domestic from
country area between ages 25
to 40 years cld. Tel. 223-0742.
ONE Maid age 25 35
years.Contact Angie 618-
5641i223-7429. Attractive
MALE or female, age 40 -
50 yrs. Caretaker. East Bank
Demerara. Must be interested in
Gardening. Information 226-
8901. Call 6 am 6 pm.
2 LIVE-IN Waitresses to work
at Jam's Bar, 124 Montrose
Public Road, East Coast
Demerara. Tel. # 220-2706 or
URGENTLY 1 house lot
on the EBD or ECD for less than
$500 000. Call 609-4646.
CHILLY'S Restaurant & Bar,
Riverview Ruimveldt. Waiter
and Waitress, Cleaner. Apply in
person. Ask for Aril or Derick.
S '-irit" q rl PT'.' 35 and 50,
H -, 3,1 ,,-j -~,-. 3. -,e Apply in
person to Clairans on Church St.
1 LIVING Maid, 1 Bar girl.
Contact Bibi Jameel's
'D ?tTiir-,nt Public Rd..
S, ,., L, : ECD. Tel. 220-

Apply with written application to
Regent Household Electronic,
143 Regent Road. 227-4402.
EXPERIENCED Porter boys.
Apply with written application to
*r-,Tnt Household Electronic,
:4F eF,-e..,r Road. 227-4402.
CONTRACT cars needed at
Classic Cabs for promotion
currently running. Cars must be in
hire. Tel. 226-7268 or 621-1548.
tools. Apply in person to
Guvana Variety Store, 68
Robb Street (Nut Centre).
Handyman, Barman. Cook. Must
have Food Handler's Certificate.
Contact Junior 223-1682. 225-
1 FEMALE live-in
Domestic to work in T'Dad.
Must have education Tel. 1-
ONE Security Guard, age
35 55 rs. Applyv in person
at 288 Middle Sf.. G/town.
Preferably from East Coast.
experience necessary. Aae 40 yrs
and over. Salary ..: .i i. 622-
9961, 231-9176 "
DOMESTIC and industrial
sewing machine repairs. Tel.
Gregory Ranm on 629-7396.
ASSISTANT Cook/Creole,
preferably male and House
Cleaner to work in
Georgetown. Tel. 625-1906

1 ACCOUNTS Clerk. Send
written application to:
Technical Services Inc. 18-23
Industrial Site, Eccles. EBD.
Operators to work in the
Interior. Interested oerson
can contact tel. d 225-
9703, 625-5136.
URGENTLY Bargirls and
Waitresses. Apply in person to DOC's
Pool Bar 315Middle St, between
the hrs of 10 am and 11:45 am. No
CALL 226-9700

ARE you interested in
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
Su qh it a, es ii._tede'.eIop, te n' -.

WAITRESS Cleaner. Must
be able to answer phone.
Apply in person to Hilton
Restaurant 1 Garnett &
Middleton Sts., C!ville. Tel.
maker, 1 experienced cook. Must
know to make Indian dishes e.g.
oulrie. sweet meats etc. Call
259-3310, 259-3264 or 624-
CARPENTERS mason with
own tools. MFust have
experience. Apply Guyana
Variety Store & Nut Centre, 68
Robb Street. Lacytown,
1 PART-TIME experienced
general Domestic to work
evenings and weekends. Must
be living in or near Georgetown.
2 references required. Call 227-
0277, during working hours for
an appointment.
Salesboys to sell DVD. tape
recorders, radio and general
electronics. Must have
technician skills, excellent
salary. Apply Guyana Variety
Store & Nut Centre 68 Robb
Street, Lacytown, Georgetown.
music computer programmes
DVD movie games, etc. must
Know about computer
programmes. Apply Guyana
Variety Store & Nut Centre, 68
Robb Street, Lacytown,
ONE experienced Cook
live-in or live-out. Must be
capable of cooking a variety of
dishes Good wages. Telephone
227-0102, Monday Friday -
09:00 16:00 hrs. Saturday -
09:00 13:00 hrs.
FEMALE Clerical Assistants,
also one Computer Typist. Apply
in person, with written
application in your own
handwriting requirements Math
& English, Horse Shoe Racing
Service. 6/7 Commerce &
Longden Sts., between 1:30 pm
and 4 pm.
. 1 CLEANER/Maid, Waitress.
1 DJ to play Indian and En lish
music. Apply or call 225-1103.
Ask for Irene or Wayne
Hollywood/Boitywood Nite Club.
formerly Wee Place, 169
Lamaha St., Newtown, Kitty.
Living accommodation
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LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Formula One championship
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The McLaren rookie said
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attention he has had since his
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England cricketer Kevin
Pietersen, at the same event as
Hamilton, advised the driver to
ignore the media attention and
other distractons to stay level-
headed and focused on the task
at hand.
"Make sure nothing gets in
the way, none of these events.
the nights out, the parties,"
Pietersen told Hamilton. "Don't
let any of the nonsense get in
the way of your preparation be-
cause preparation is the key to
all success."
The cricketer also added
a warning: "It's going to get
a lot worse and its going to
get a lot bigger than I'll ever,
ever know, mate."



Dutch thrash Serbia 4-1
to win Euro Under-21 title 1" IN MEMORIAM o
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) An inspired Nether- loing emo oThe amil oft
lands won their second consecutive European Under-21 soccer \\INSTON PATON The family of
title with a 4-1 win over 10-man Serbia in Groningen yesterday. CARL THOD H
Otman Bakkal opened the scoring for the Dutch. chestin, down whlO died on June 17 C wishes to thank
a lofted pass from Daniel de Ridder in the 17th minute before tapping in thie USA. w -- .w ent tars
the ball home with his left foot. who sent cards,
Another fine cross from de Ridder provided Ryan Babel ith the June comes with great regret phone calls, pra
chance to latch on to a loose ball and score the second goal from close any o there
range on the hour mark. A month we will never forget any otherdv
In front of a capacity crowd of almost exclusively Dutch fans. You close your eyes and fell asleep '. sympathized it
Serbia began to look in disarray. A late lunge on Babel saw Aleksandar their recent bere
Kolarov sent off in the 62nd minute as the Serbs" fortunes sank Not a day goes by when we do ,t nt f
further. not think and talk about ou Gone but not fo
Maceo Rigters grabbed the third goal of the night after a not think and talk about you
through ball from Babel in the 67th while substitute Luigi Bru- Sleep on beloved Sadly missed
ins scored the fourth 20 minutes later. brothers and sist
I 1, t d L Remembered by your loving wife Ruby, children & grand in-law, sister

DUTCH coach Foppe of Haan holds the cup surrounded
by his players after winning the UEFA. U21 European
Championship soccer final Netherlands versus Serbia,
yesterday. (Yahoo Sport).

in memory of

ny beloved Dad
slaus Claude Singh
ho departed this
on June 25, 2001
ears since i f i,,, i ii': month of
d'hen our beloved one was called away

In life, we loved you dearly
In death, we love you still
In our hearts, you hold a special place
No one can ft!l
It broK\e our hearts to lose you
But forever in our hearts, we :1 always
Love and miss you, dearest Dad
You left us peaceful memories anu
though we cannot see you



iii take '-". rest ) ou r lives So e fin a.
we 'ost ,o'. Steep on LU'.,
May God Grant You Eternal Rest
Inserted by his son, Karl Singh, r
relatives and friends.

In loving memory of a dear
wife and mother
a/k Debbie
It has been seven long years that
you have not been with us,
We loved you so much that seems as only yesterday,
you were here with us
You departed so sudden, so much unexpected it is
hard to believe that you are. no here
We will never forget the day u left us without even saying goodbye (--
It was sad then and it has become More difficult to live without you

The very dearest and loving soul has gone from u;
May our Lord grant your soul eternal peace

Sadly missed by your husband
Lakeram Ramprasad.
And dearest son Ryan Brandon
Ramprasad and parents we will

- 1 IN

In loving memory
of the late
of 128 El Dorado Avenue,
South Ruinmveldt Gardens.
Sunrise: 31-12-1934
Sunset: 25-06-2006
One year has passed since that sad day
When dearest Edward was called away
God saw the road was getting rough
His strength to climb decline
So He gently took His loving hands
And said "Peace be thine" : %
All the pain and grief are over :" '
Every restless tossing passed
You are now at peace forever
Safely home in heaven at last
Gone but not f..i iun| :1
Sleep on beloved take t!h: resl
We love you but God yo you best

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BI \. \.!I'

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Four years have gone by since Dod called you home.
It seems like yesterday that we were all together.

Not a day goes by that you are
not in our thoughts and prayers.
We missed you very much and we still
feel the love you had for us. 2

S\iour fnvintfi randdaunhter Luc" ,,4

-[ill y g ivYs g gIIi i wdU Ift~f LUU.
your children June, Ainsley, grandch-
Timothv, Nicola, Marion, kwesi, Kei-
Cha.,. ,nior, Travis, great children
and Nkosi.

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he late
all those
wreaths, '.
years or in
way :
h them in
pavement. .
by his wife Gillian, children,
ters, nieces, nephews, brothel
s-in-law and other relatives.
.w -

In memory of
my beloved Dad
Stanislaus Claude Singh
who depcirted this
life on June 25, 2001

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Six years since that unforgettl-ie i..t of June
vWhen our beloved one ,vas called away
In life. we loved-you dearly
I In death, we love yoiu still ..
No one can ill '
It broke our hearts to lose you
But f orver in o .ur harts. alwayss .
Love aand miss you. ide st, Dad
'Youi !ef; us peaceful memoriess and
SI. we caniotl se you
.1t take tie rest of our les io forget tne day
we lost you, Sleep on Dad
'3iU B-Z dii f t TUU- ni,'4 II r1 Pac

may od Gcrant YouE Lternai est
Inserted by his son, Karl Singh,
relatives and friends.
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Sunset: 2006-06-22

SIf tears could build a stairwi,
And memories a lane
I would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again

No:-. ..ell words were spoke
No time to say "Goodbye"
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why

My heart still aches with sadnes
And sweet tears still flow
What it meant to have you
No one can ever know

But now I know you want me
To mourn you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you'll never be':,rg.: : r
i pledge to you today
-nollowed p! : my hear -
is ,where y. stay v

'I Gone but r


ays love you. ... _______ --- .. ..
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missed by his
loving wife,
sisters, aunts,
law, sons-in-
law, other
relatives and
close friends.

uare our angel










Dearly missed
Glenda", brot


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28 SUNDAYCHRONICLE June 24. 2007



Soldier's Tale foils

Australians at Royal Ascot

MYO Hack &


softball matches

FARM Masjid will clash with Ruimzeight XI in one of the
twelve scheduled matches for today in the continuation of
the Muslim Youth League Hack and Sons-sponsored 15-
over softball cricket competition on the West Coast of
Demerara from 10:00 h.
Lalta Persaud and Rano are the two umpires for that game
which is set for the Leonora ground. Over at Den Amstel at the
same time, Unstoppable XI meet Cornelia Ida Invaders XI.
When the action continues at 12:00 h, home team Den Amstel
will challenge Riders XI with Arnold Padmore and Johnson calling
play while at Meten-Meer-Zorg West ground, Uitvlugt Youths XI
will oppose Mighty Crowns XI with Mark and Hardeo in charge.
At the same time at Leonora Primary School ground where
Persaud and Rano are officiating, Cornelia Ida Unlimited XI will
face off with Anna Catherina United XI and at Groenveldt
ground, Uitvlugt Pasture CDC will collide with Hurricane XI
with Ganga Persaud and Rano officiating.
And at 14:00 h, Next Level XI-will come up against Hague
Bushmasters XI with Lalta Persaud and Johnson calling play
at Leonora Primary School ground while at Groenveldt, Rang-
ers XI will clash with Shattazville with Ganga Persaud and Gavin
Douglas putting on the bails.
Hustlers XI will play Young Warriors XI at the Meten-
Meer-Zorg West ground with Hardeo and Mark calling play
while at Den Amstel, All Stars XI will oppose Rocky XI with
Johnson and Padmore in charge.

late the feat of Choisir in
2003 when the horse blazed
a trail for a succession of Aus-
tralian raiders by winning
the big two Royal Ascot
But the six-year-old mare
never got in a blow on ground
softened by a series of heavy
showers and came home 15th of
the 21 runners.
Soldier's Tale was a top-
class performer two seasons ago
but missed 2006 with various
setbacks and was once nearly
put down.
Newmarket trainer Jer-
emy Noseda recalled: "He
had to have colic surgery and
nearly died.
"He spent three months in
an equine hospital and one
minute we were within five
minutes of putting him down
but he pulled through."
Takeover Target's trainer
Joe Janiak told reporters: "That
was a great run and I actually

thought that was his race two
strides from home."

By Dave Thompson

ASCOT. England (Reuters) -
Australia's high-powered
challenge for the Group One
Golden Jubilee Stakes sprint
yesterday was foiled by 9-1
chance Soldier's Tale on the
final day of the five-day
Royal Ascot meeting.
Takeover Target. a winner
at the meeting in 2006 and
fourth to fellow Australian
Miss Andretti in the King's
Stand Stakes on Tuesday.
looked a winner going into the
last 150 metres.
But ex-invalid Soldier's Tale
got up under the urgings of
Johnny Murtagh in the final
strides to deny 8-1 chance Take-
over Target. partnered by Jay
Ford, by a head.
Miss Andretti, ridden by
Craig Newitt for Melbourne
trainer Lee Freedman, had
started 2-1 favourite to emu-

and Magnus, ridden by
Damnien Oliver for trainer
Peter Moody, came home in
14th. just ahead of Miss
Newitt said of Miss
Andretti: "She was struggling
600 metres out which is not like
her at all."
Moody said of Magnus:
"She came off the bridle far too
early which was probably be-
cause of the ground. We could
have done without the last
Earlier in the day. the
battling six-year-old
Maraahel won the Group
Two Hardwicke Stakes for
the second year in succes-
sion, holding off the 4-5
favourite Scorpion.
Ridden by Richard Hills
for trainer Michael Stoute
and owner Sheik Hamdan Al
Maktoum, the 100-30 second-
favourite prevailed by half a

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By Clare Fallon

(Reuters) Justine Henin
avenged last year's
Wimbledon final defeat when
she beat Anielie Mauresmo to
keep the Eastbourne Interna-
tional title yesterday.
In a llhrilling and closely bought
final., the Belgian world number one
defeated Mauresmo 7-5. 6-7. 7-6
on the astboume grass.
The final between the top
Itwo seeds \was an indicator olf
form for Wimbledon. which
starts tomlllorrow and which is,
the only grand slam title to
Clue Hlenin.
Both women came through
the Eastbourne draw without t
dropping a set and onil Henin's
greater consistency allowed her
to beat the French world nium--
her lour in the final.
French Open champion
Henin came back from 4-1
dow\ n in the first set to level
ilt 5-5 and then real
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hand winner.
Henin. who has looked per-
fectly at home on the grass all
week after making a swift and
smooth transition from the
Roland Garros clay, broke back
for 5-5 and another tiebreak
The Belgian, helped by an
opening double fault from
Mauresmo. was soon 4-0 up
and got to matchpoint at 6-2.
Mauresmo then put a forehand
into the net to concede defeat in
two hours 37 minutes.
Mauresmo, who played
with her right thigh strapped
up as a precautionary mea-
sure, blamed her lack of con-
sistency for the defeat.
-Not enough first serves in,
definitely." she told a news
conference. "And a few volleys
here and there that I had the
cIt.ince to putl ;:w y and didnh'i
However the \Neek ;:i

Eastbourne, where she lost her
opening match last year, had
given her confidence f[or
Wimbledon. she said.


"Overall, considering the
wind, I thought it was a good
match." she said. "I anm defi-
!idI'1\ now looking forward to
next week."

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JOHNNY Murtagh powers
to the line on Soldier's Tale.

Yesterday's softened ground
was ideal for Soldier's Tale but,
the runner-up apart. it was a
disappointing day for the Aus-
On Tuesday they had oc-
cupied three of the first four
places in the King's Stand
Stakes but yesterday Miss
Andretti was never a factor

Henin beats Mauresmo

to win Eastbourne title


SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 24. 2007 29

Copa America soccer starts Tuesday ...

Dunga faces first test,

Riquelme back for Argentina

By Brian Homewood

CARACAS, Venezuela
(Reuters) Dunga faces his
first competitive matches as
Brazil coach while
playmaker Juan Roman
Riquelme makes an Argen-
tina comeback at the Copa
America, the South American
RiqIuelne's last minute in-
clusion, after he led Boca Jun-
iors to their sixth Libcrtadores
Cup title in midweek, has made
up for the absence of Brazil pair
Kaka and Ronaldinho, who both
asked to be rested from the
tournament starting on Tuesday.
Kaka and Ronaldinho apart.
the 12 participating teams will
be almost at full strength for the
June 26-July 15 tournament, re-
versing a recent trend in which
many countries have come to see
it as a chance to experiment.
Three years ago in Peru, the
Copa fell in the middle of the
World Cup qualifying campaign
in which the 10 South American
nations play each other twice.
Several teams including
winners Brazil responded by
fielding reserve sides.
Similarly, the 1997, 1999
and 2001 tournaments also
failed to attract many of the
region's top players, again due
mainly to bad timing and fixture
This time, the competition
falls one year after the World

Cup and three months before
the start of the 2010 World
Cup qualifiers.
As a result, nearly all the
teams are beginning new
cycles and for the coaches it
provides an invaluable

chance to test their teams.
Some, such as Brazil's
Dunga who captained the 1994
World Cup-winning side, are
starting out.
Famous for his snarling,
never-say-die attitude during his
playing days, Dunga had no
coaching experience when he
was appointed last August fol-
lowing Brazil's lacklustre World
Cup performance in Germany.
He has been thrown in at
the deep end with the defend-
ing champions facing Mexico,
Chile and Ecuador in Group B

in the east of the country.

Mexico. who like the U.S.
take part by invitation, have
also begun a new cycle under a
top former player. Hugo
Sanchez having finally been
given the job he has craved for
so long.
Ecuador remain under the
leadership of Luis Fernando
Suarez. who steered them to the
second round at last year's
World Cup.
Riquelme's change of
heart he quit international
football in September claim-
ing criticism of his perfor-
mances had made his mother
ill is good news for coach
Alfio Basile, who is begin-
ning a second stint in charge
of Argentina.
Basile, the last man to steer
Argentina to a major title, is
chasing his third Copa America
having won it in 1991 and 1993.
His side face the ever-dangerous
Paraguay, Colombia and the
U.S. in Group C.
Hosts Venezuela play
against Uruguay, Peru and
Bolivia in Group A, which ap-
pears to be by far the easiest.
Venezuela, under the left-
leaning government of President
Hugo Chavez, have put a huge
amount of effort into organising
the tournament, ambitiously
spreading it around nine venue

Once considered easy pick-
ings. Venezuela have made huge
strides since Richard Paez took
over as coach in 2001.


They have never progressed
beyond the first round but this
appears the ideal chance for
them to improve on their dismal
record of a single win in the
tournament's history -
achieved on their debut in 1967.
Off the field, the political
backdrop is highly charged with
opponents of Chavez promis-
ing to organise protest marches
against his policies.
Chavez replied: "They
can do what they want,
marches or whatever, but be-
hind this is the hand of the
(U.S.) empire and the ex-
treme Venezuelan right
(wing) trying to sabotage the
Copa America and destabilise
the country."

Arsenal confirm deal with Barcelona for Henry

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Arsenal announced yester-
day they had reached an
agreement with Barcelona
for the transfer of France

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striker and club captain
Thierry Henry.
"Arsenal Football Club can
confirm that it has reached an
agreement with Barcelona for
the transfer of Thierrv Henry.
The deal is subject to a medical
and the completion of formali-
ties." the club said on its Web
site (w \
Barcelona vice-president
Ferran Soriano told radio Marca
yesterday : "We're optimistic

we'll conclude the negotiations
tomorrow and we've told the
player that too."
The 29-year-old is expected
to sign a four-year contract with
the Catalan club for an esti-
mated 24 million euros ($32.29
"I still must pass a medical
tomorrow but yes, I have cho-
sen Barcelona," the France
striker told French sports daily
L'Equipe yesterday. "I will sign
there for the next four seasons."
"Nothing has been signed
yet but both sides reached an
agreement on Friday. I have
chosen Barcelona for the foot-
ball they play., for their history
and their stadium." he added.
"1 am sad to leave Arsenal.
I would have stayed there for
life. I didn't want things to hap-
pen that way but I'm also
ready for a new challenge."
Henry said the fact that
Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger would not commit to
extending his contract, which
runs until 2008, had influ-
enced his decision.
"The fact that Arsene
Wenger has decided not to ex-
tend his contract was another
very important factor." he said.
Henry pointed to his age.
the Wenger aspect and the de-
parture of director David Dein

in April as his reasons in an
open letter to readers of
Britain's Sun newspaper.

"It's now or never for me
- sadly it has to be now,"
Henry was quoted as saying.
"Arsene Wenger has said
that at this moment he will not
commit to the club past the ex-
piration of his current deal,
which finishes at the end of this
coming season.
* ."I respect his decision and
honesty but I will be 31 at the end
of next season and I cannot take the
chance to be there without Arsene
Wenger and David Dein.
"David Dein is no longer
there, and there is no denying
the fact this has destabilised the


team and the manager."
Dein left in April after a
boardroom disagreement over
U.S. tycoon Stan Kroenke, who
has been building a shareholding
in the club and has been tipped
to mount a takeover bid.
Henry was the focal point
at Arsenal and their top scorer
in four of the five Premier
League seasons between 200
and 2006, though he spent
much of the last campaign side-
lined with injury.
He turned down a move to
Barca and signed a four-year
contract with Arsenal after they
lost to Frank Rijkaard's team in
the 2006 Champions League fi-
Henry was a member of the
France squad that won the 1998
World Cup and the 2000 Euro-
pean Championship.
He has won 92 caps and
scored 39 goals for France.
The prolific forward has
been sidelined by a groin injury
but said he would soon be back
in action.
"I will be back in training
in 15 days," he told L'Equipe.
"Barcelona resume around
July 20. That leaves me with
three weeks to prepare myself
well." (Additional reporting by
Patrick Vignal in Paris and
Mark Elkington in Madrid)

Wbrid canthtake

w hdrgiwsI~hl

SOUTH Africa take the field
for the first time since their
World Cup semi-final drub-
bing, at the hands of Austra-
lia, in the laid-back sur-
roundings of Stormont today.
On paper the match against
a depleted Ireland side is the
ideal way to ease into their
short one-day tour of the Em-
erald Isle, but they would be
well advised not take anything
for granted.
The two sides met twice in
the Caribbean. The game that
mattered in the Super Eight -
comfortably went South
Africa's way with a seven-
wicket victory but, a few weeks
earlier, they'd been jolted into
life during their opening warm-
up match in Trinidad as Ireland
reduced them to 91 for 8.
South Africa recovered to
win that match but for their
first outing in more than two
months, with cool, overcast
conditions, in unfamiliar sur-

Tshabalala one of South
Africa s new caps.

roundings. they will have to be
on their guard.
One advantage for them
is that key players have tasted
recent action. Andrew Hall.
Charl Langeveldt and Andre
Nel have been playing count.
cricket while Mark Boucher.
AB de Villiers and Justin
Kemp were involved in the
Afro-Asia Cup.
However. there is a poten-
tial problem on the horizon with

Boucher and Nel both suffering
flu-like symptoms. They are on
medication and a Cricket South
Africa spokesman said they
were hopeful of playing,'ut it
may lead Mickey Arthur into
having to try a few of the five
new (or recalled) faces in the
If Boucher doesn't recover
Morne van Wyk would take
the wicket-keeping gloves.
His only previous one-day in-
ternational was in the 2003
NatWest Series final against
England. at Lord's, when
South Africa were thrashed by
seven wickets.
The absence of Nel
wouldn't be felt too strongly, as
the squad is packed with seam
options, and a possible debut is
on the cards for all-rounder
Vernon Philander along with a
one-day return for Dale Steyn
following his outstanding form
for Warwickshire.
The other interesting
bowling option for the South
Africans to consider is the
offspin of Thandi Tshabalala.
Although conditions at
Stormont wouldn't initially
cry out in favour of the spin-
ners, Piyush Chawla was
very effective against Ireland.
For teams brought up on a
diet of medium pace seam and
swing, having a slow-bowling
option provides a different
After their final training ses-
sion the South Africans opted
not to come down to the Civil
Service Ground and give their
opponents the look over. In-
stead. they headed off to watch
the Springboks take on the All
Blacks in the Tn-Nations rugby.
The cricket team's task to-
day should be much easier.
South Africa (from)
Jacques Kallis (capt.), Mark
Boucher. AB de Villiers, JP
Duminy. Herschelle Gibbs,
Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp,
.Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel,
Makhaya Ntini. Vernon Phi-
lander. Dale Steyn, Thandi
Tshabalala, Morne van Wyk.

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30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 24, 2007



Sri Lanka ready to face

Bangladesh-without Moody

Aussies Boxing Day

and New Year's

Tests under threat
THE future of Australia's Boxing Day and New Year's Tests
in Melbourne and Sydney cannot be guaranteed beyond
2008, according to a report due to be presented to the ICC
this week.
Eight of the 10 Test-playing nations, including Australia,
share the same main season, and countries are becoming increas-
ingly unhappy at Australia's monopoly.
"We've got a traditional season that we've been operating
for a long while, and we're keen to keep working with other
nations to do that," Peter Young, Cricket Australia's media man-
ager told The Australian. "The Boxing Day Test and the New
Year's Test are iconic parts of the Australian summer."
South Africa, who also have their own Boxing Day and
New Year's Test except when they play in Australia sub-
mitted a complaint to the ICC to request a review of the
games' scheduling.
This prompted the ICC to form a committee, led by their
chairman Malcolm Gray, and the resulting recommendations will
be submitted to the ICC's executive boards at their annual meet-
ing in London next week.
"The South African submission was along the line of con-
cern that the existing scheduling and arrangements are equitable
and the West Indian submission was based on their financial
situation," Gray said, "putting forward that under existing ar-
rangements it doesn't afford them sufficient financial support."
But the impact on Australia would be significant if, af-
ter 2008, their two bumper Tests can't be guaranteed. CA
and the Australian government commissioned a report ear-
lier this month which revealed that the Boxing Day Test
against England last December generated $86.4M for
Victoria's economy, even though it only lasted three days.

"Bangladesh are a vastly
improved team and we cannot
afford to take them lightly.
We expect them to put up a
real fight and we must pro-
duce some really tough and
disciplined cricket."
Sri Lanka are without bats-

COLOMBO. Sri Lanka
(Reuters) Sri Lanka take
on Bangladesh tomorrow at
the start of their first Test
series since the departure of
Australian coach Tom
Sri Lanka improved
steadily under the guidance of
Moody, who left to coach West-
ern Australia in May, but cap-
tain Mahela Jayawardene insists
his team will not be looking
"Tom (Moody) was great
for us over the past two years
but he made a decision to leave
and we have to move on now
and start building for the fu-
ture," Jayawardene told report-
"We have been putting in
lots of hard work to prepare for
this Bangladesh series and we
know the brand of cricket that
we have to play if we are going
to be successful.

"We would love our top
players to be playing all the
time but these are things that
you cannot control and there is
now an opportunity for a
couple of youngsters to stake
their claims," Jayawardene said.
Malinda Warnapura will
make his debut and open the
innings with left-hander
Michael Vandort, back for
the first time since last
year's tour of England.
Sri Lanka's bowling, how-
ever, will be a full-strength, with
spinner Muttiah Muralitharan
and experienced paceman
Chaminda Vaas joining the
squad last week after stints in
English county cricket.
Vaas will be partnered by
Malinga and either Dilhara
Fernando or all-rounder Farveez
Bangladesh also start the se-
ries with a new coach after the
departure of Australian Dav
Whatmore at the end of a four-
year term.
Australian Shaun Williams,
Bangladesh's director of cricket
for the past few years, has
taken over as coach on a tem-
porary basis.
Mohammad Ashraful, 22,
begins his tenure as captain
following Habibul Bashar's

resignation after the World
Bangladesh's preparations
for the series were hampered by
wet weather in Colombo. Only
140 overs were possible in their
three-day game against Sri
Lanka A.
Bashar was top-scorer with
63 as the match petered out in
a draw.
More rain is expected dur-
ing the first Test at the Sinha-
lese Sports Club.
Sri Lanka squad: Mahela
Jayawardene, Michael
Vandort, Kumar Sangakkara,
Chamara Silva, Tillekeratne
Dilshan, Prasanna
Jayawardene, Chaminda
Vaas, Farveez Maharoof,
Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith
Malinga, Dilhara Fernando,
Malinga Bandara, Malinda
Warnapura, Sujeewa de Silva.
Bangladesh squad:
Mohammad Ashraful,
Mashrafe Mortaza, Habibul
Bashar, Javed Omer,
Mehrab Hossain Jr,
Shahriar Nafees, Rajin
Saleh, Shakib Al Hasan,
Khaled Mashud, Shahadat
Hossain, Syed Rasel,
Mohammed Rafique, Abdur
Razzak, Mohammad Sharif,
Mushfiqur Rahim.

By Simon Evans

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) -
The United States and
Mexico meet in the Gold Cup
final for the third time today
- with the hosts and defend-
ing champions looking to
continue an impressive
record against their southern
Bob Bradley's U.S. side

reached the final on Thursday.
hanging on for a 2-1 victory
over Canada while a brilliant
strike from Pavel Pardo gave
Mexico a 1-0 win over
While Mexico won both
previous finals between the
'wo countries a crushing 4-
l> win in 1993 and then a 1-0t
ictonr five years later the
U.S. have had the firm hand

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win in March, 1999.
But "home advantage" is a
questionable term in this fixture.

Thursday's semis were
played one after the other at
Chicago's Soldier Field and the
stadium was sparsely popu-
lated for the all-North American
clash but filled up for the Mexi-
can match.
February's friendly in Ari-
zona drew a crowd of over 60
000 but the huge majority of
those supporters were Mexican
and similar division of fans can
be expected back at Soldier
Field today with the game al-
ready sold out.
While the U.S. were
lucky to have an injury time
equaliserr' from Canada,
harshly ruled out for offside,
not everything went their
way in Thursday's game.
The versatile Frankie
Hejduk. scorer of the opening
goal. picked up a second tour-
nament yellow card and is sus-
pended for the final while
Michael Bradley. son of the
U.S. coach. was sent off near the
end and also misses out.
Bradley has a number of selec-
lion choices ahead of him in par-
icular. he must decide C whether
Tim Ho\\ard or Kasey Keller o\ill
,tan a he has Iollowed a rotation
policy --- Keller started on Thuirs-
dav. H-to ard is favourite for the 01-

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pressed in his appearances as a
substitute in the knockout
Sanchez must also decide
whether to start with the expe-
rienced playmaker Cuauhtemoc
Blanco or to save him for the
latter stages of the game a
tactic that has worked in the

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Mexico have won the Gold
Cup on all four occasions when
they have reached the final -
1993, 1996. 1998 and 2003.
After today's final, the
two teams head off to Ven-
ezuela where they are guest
teams in the Copa America,
the South American champi-

INDIA cruised home in a
rain-affected one-day inter-
national against Ireland at
the Civil Service Club in
Ireland were put in and
struggled to 111-6, before Niall
O'Brien struck his fourth ODI
half-century (52) and Trent
Johnston (34) took them up to
After a three-hour delay In-
dia were set 171 from 39 overs
and they had a woeful start,
Sachin Tendulkar out for four.
But Gautam Gambhir (80)
and Sourav Ganguly (74) put on
an unbroken 163 and India won
with four overs remaining.
It was only Ireland's second
home ODI and they will hope
for a different result when they
take on South Africa today.
India chose to field in

GFCA annual general

meeting fixed for June 30
il L -.U N-...... ;', llba.i Coaciits. .-.i. .Olii i (G ..A .
be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 30 at St
Stanislaus College on Brickdam from 14:00 h.
The main focus of the meeting Nill be the long-awaited
elections and. according to a release, all members should
make every effort to be present.

swing-friendly conditions and
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and
Rudra Pratap Singh soon found
some movement.
Sreesanth (3-50) quickly
got rid of Kenny Carroll
(seven) and Dominick Joyce
(18) as the hosts struggled to
get going in just their second
home ODI.
Will Porterfield dropped an-
chor to try and help his side out
of trouble. but he fell for 16 and
then Gary Wilson (13), Kevin
O'Brien (three) and Andrew
White (eight) were all bam-
boozled by teenage leg-spinner
Piyush Chawla.
It was left to the obdurate
Niall O'Brien and his captain
Johnston to move Ireland to re-
spectability as they upped the.
O'Brien hammered Singh
for four but was out next hall
in the 45th over. getting a lead-
ing edge to debutant middle-or-
der batsman Rohit Sharma at

add to the total and hit
Sreesanth for two massive
sixes but he eventually holed

off the last ball of the in-
A prolonged downpour in
Belfast put India's reply in dan-
ger. but after several inspec-
tions, play finally resumed af-
ter a three-hour delay with a re-
vised target of 171.
Whelan was making his
ODI debut and, after being
hit for four by Tendulkar,
came back brilliantly to nip
one through the gate of the
legendary batsman.
Gambhir joined Ganguly at
the crease and. though the
former skipper rode his luck at
times, they never seriously
looked like they would fail to
reach their target.
Irish captain Johnston and
Things Fourie both bo\ led eco-
nomically, but the hosts rarely
looked like taking enough \wick-
eis io provide India wiIh a

Ganguly eased to his 68th
ODI half-century and he hit
the Niinning runs off' Iourie

out to Yui raj Singb, ,before., as India romped toi .ictir\.
Roger Whelan was stumped (BBC Sport)

.ae 3 & 30 p65

man Sanath Jayasuriya, who is
being rested, and former captain
Marvan Atapattu, who pulled
out of the three-Test series for
personal reasons.
The team's preparations
were hampered further when
Upul Tharanga suffered a hair-
line fracture in his left heel af-
ter he was hit by a yorker from
team mate Lasith Malinga.

Gold Cup final today ...

U.S. look tok to keep up home

form against Mexico


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 24, 2007 31

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Hinds' two-match ban

confirmed as report

finally arrives

(CMC) A two-match ban on
Barbados captain Ryan Hinds
has finally been confirmed
after the elusive disciplinary
report .from the West Indies
Cricket Board finally arrived
here last week.
Some mystery had sur-
rounded the whereabouts of the
report arisitig.from the ill-tem-
pere.d Carib- Beer Challenge fi-
nal between. Barbados and
Trinidad & Tobago last Febru-
ary, but it has been confirmed
that the Barbados Cricket Asso-
ciation (BCA) office received
the-document on Tuesday.
.Tony Marshall, the BCA
president, confirmed that Hinds
'had.-'een banned. for two
Matches and had- also been fined
40 pdr cent of his match fee, and
'alsp said .tlie local association
would now give "serious con-

.. -.

Newly selected West Indies
opening batsman Austin
Richards Jr said that he was
enjoying being in the mix of
the senior team.
"The guys have made me feel
welcome and it is a real pleasure
to be a part of the West Indies
team," the 23-year-old left-
hander from Antigua said after his
first practice session at the
Derbyshire Cricket Club ground
yesterday morning.
"I enjoyed the practice, in terms
of the batting; it is what I am ac-
customed to but for the physical
part of it some things are a bit dif-
ferent and I will get used to it,"
said Richards, who is unrelated to
legendary West Indian batsman
Sir Viv Richards but whose father
is a regional first class umpire.
Fellow opener, Lendl
Simmons who also came into
the squad for the Twenty20
and One-Day Internationals
against England also said he
is happy to be back.

sideration" to the report.
"The West Indies Board
has accepted the-decision of
the match referee which he
is entitled to make,"
Marshall said.
"The decision is that Hinds
has been banned for (the first)
two first-class matches of the
next regional season.
"The BCA Board will look
at ft. It is a matter which the
Board has to give some serious
consideration to in light of the
fact that Ryan is captain of the
Barbados team,"
Hinds' teammates Floyd
Reifer and Dwayne Smith along
with Trinidad & Tobago's Rayad
Emrit, all of whom.were also
hauled before'niatch referee
Clarence Shaffralli. for their
behaviour daring the match,
were reprimanded and dis-

"I feel good about being
back in the team after missing
the Test series: but that is how
things go sometimes," said the
22-year-old right-hander with a
highest ODI score of 70 (v Pa-
kistan in 2006).
"I can see that the team spirit
is there, the guys are in a good
mood and I can't wait to play the
first game and see how things go
from there," said Simmons who has
three first-class hundreds and ten
half-centuries under his belt.
"After the World Cup I
was playing club cricket at
home in Trinidad but the sea-
son finished two weeks ago
and there was a lot of rain so
I have not been able to prac-
tise a lot but I have been play-
ing some football to help
keep my fitness level up,"
said Simmons, nephew of
former West Indies opener
Phil Simmons who is now
the coach of Ireland.
All-rounder Dwayne Smith
said he too has been playing

In recent weeks, however,
both the WICB and BCA
seemed at a loss on the
whereabouts of the report.
While the WICB said they
had sent the report to the
BCA, the local association
denied ever receiving it.
The ban apparently worked
against Hinds as he was rejected
by the WICB executive as vice-
captain of the West Indies 'A'
team for the imminent tour of
Zimbabwe, after he was recom-
mended by the selection panel
chaired by Gordon Greenidge.
He was replaced by
Narsingh Deonarine but re-
tained in the squad for the
tour which runs from June 3,0
to July 26 and includes three:
four-day and t:wo limited-
overs matches. :
The Challenge final, which,
Barbados lost by 49 runs;, was,

club cricket in Barbados.
"I have been playing for my
club, YMPC, doing, gym work
and practising," said Smith who
has already racked up 65 ODIs.
"I'm feeling confident, it's
now for me to get
acclimatised and get out
there and get the scores. I
want to be as consistent as I
can be," said Smith who has
1 086 international runs and
exactly 50 international wick-
ets (43 ODIs, 7 Tests).
"I'm looking forward to the
Twenty20. It's exciting and a
lot of fun," said the power-hit-
ting Smith, whose natural incli-
nation to attack makes him ide-
ally suited to the shortest form
of the game.
The trio arrived in England
on Thursday morning and
joined the team in Derbyshire
on Friday before pratinin.:;
yesterday morning.
Full 14-man squad uith
shirt numbers in brackets:
Captain Chris Gayle 1451.

marred by several acrimonious
verbal exchanges between op-
posing players as the visitors
felt the), were cheated by tell--
ing umpiring errors.
Dominican Billy
Doctrove, an International
Cricket Council (ICC) elite

panel tial, and Ja.maica
Norman Malcolm, umpired
in the fnhal, .
'.!i. : ':. .+: m . "

Shiv Chanderpaul (6), Devon
Smith (28), Lendl Simmons
(54), Austin Richards Jr (10),
Runako Morton (37), Marion
Samuels (52)..Dwayne Bravo
1471. Dia.'ne Smitih 501,
Darren Samm\ 188). Deneish
Ranidin 80S,. Ra'i Rampaul
Sl4i. Daren P."ell 0391. Fidel
Edward, 120.

;Trotter stuns Richards

in women's 400

By Gene Cherry

fReuters) DeeDee Trotter
ran the fastest women's 400
metres in the world this year
and ended the 18-race win-
ning streak of world silver

medallist Sanya Richards at 49.64 seconds.

the U.S. championships yes-
Trotter, fifth-place finisher
in the 2004 Olympics and 2005
world championships. came,
from third off the final bend to
claim th.e win in a lifetime best

Natasha Hastings finished
second in 49.84, with Mary
Wineberg third in 50.24.
A struggling Richards. who
has been suffering from a flu-
like illness this year. placed
fourth in 50.68.

Richards, the IAAF
female athlete-of-the-
year, will attempt to
qualify for the Osaka
world championships- in
the 200 metres. Prelimi-
naries were scheduled
for later yesterday.

r. 'L


... says WICUA secretary

By Allan La Rose

"TO me I couldn't desire better, it was a pleasure, it has been
wonderful convention and I must emphatically state that the con-
,ention was indeed a success".
This is how secretary, Vivian Johnson. described the hosting ot
he 23rd Convention, of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Asso-
:iation, (WICUA) which concluded on Friday.
Addressing the media at Hotel Tower on Friday last. the Ja-
naican, who was retained for a third consecutive term, spoke highly
)f the host country.
"The participation was extremely good. The overwhelming re-
;ponse of delegates was that the occasion was indeed worthwhile
mnd 1we enjoyed the Guyanese hospitality. The Guyana.Cricket
Impires Council (GCUC) did a fantastic job. .
"The hard work done by Clyde Duncan and his team really
>aid o'ffand everyone that I have spoken to attested that the GCUC
did t ,M-ndci fil i ob," Johnson emphasised.
'I %\alJIt i-,' .y it was great being here in Gu\ and Tihecal.u.i.-
jcrie.'the hospitality and events that. unfolded ucie fnrio ihe il.|
.oor i:ima lamented. ;.. '.4.
The -24th WICUA Convention is scheduled for Bermnuda in two
'ears.'tiie and according to the secretary, "Over the lE'. fie days
natters pertinent to umpiring in the Region were di'ctii',d "We
vould have realized most of out goals that were setand.Qur objec-
ives ihat were stated at the siart of the convention wdr' met dur-
n iur deliberations.
.A number of directives were given directive' to g6 to the
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with matters that are in our
interest. We also had some internal matters that we discussed thor-
)ughly. We ventilated them and gave directives and time frames when
these matters are to be resolved, in order for us to move forward as
in organisation".
"We are sending this type of notice to everyone that we are
.ot 6nly a talk shop. We are here to set directions and to follow ii
through to its fruition and those are some of the goals that we truly
"We hope. that all that we have been mandated to do by the
convention will still see us continuing to have a good working rela-
:ionship with the WICB and that both organizations continue te
tvork together for the betterment of West Indies cricket.
IJooking ahead to the next two years for WICUA, Johnson dis-
losed, "We will have to seek a new vision for the future; it de-
>ends on our new leader, if that is what he wants."
The entire new executive and all delegates resolved to work and
continuee the good work of outgoing president Pat Whyte.

World silver medallist James
Carter provided another world
leading time, winning the 400.
metres hurdles in 47.72 seconds.
Kerron Clement was second in
47:8'0 and Derrick Williams
third in 48.26.
World indoor champion
Reese Hoffa had the five
best throws to win the
men's shot at 21.47 metres.
Dan Taylor was second
(21.00) and 2005 world
champion Adam Nelson
third (20.54).
Angclo Ta lor. the 2000

Olympic 400 metres hurdles
gold medallist, was first in the
men's 400 metres in 44.05 sec-
onds. He was followed by
LaShawd-Merritt in 44.06 and
Lionel Larry in 44.84.
Ginnie Powell won the
women's L00 metres hurdles in
12.63 seconds.
World champion Michelle
-Perry was second in 12.72,
with Lolo Jones third in
Olympic champion
Joanna Hayes.went out in the
semi-finals with cramps.

Olympic Day Run

set for today

.. a great moment of sport, solidarity
and celebration lOG president
THE Guyana Olympic Ass i (GOA) will run off its
21st edition of the Olympic Day Ru today, starting at 06:00
h outside of the ThoasLands YMCA.
The annual run is in observance of Olympic Day which is
celebrated annually op June 23, but the run takes place on the
Sunday that is closer to that date.
This year the GOA has organised a 10K team run to be
staged in conjunction Writh the Olympic Day Run and each team
I will consist of six members
S (three male and three female).
But at their last press
briefing, the GOA noted
that all six team members
most complete the course.
And president of the
International Olympic
Committee (IOC), Jacques
Rogge, has issued a message
tomrkOlympic Day Run
i __ 2007. Rogge said this year
once again on; the five
continents men, women,
children, older people and
IOC preside athletes will be celebrating
JacquesRo e in their own way the
Jacques Rogge creation of the IOC and the
birth of the modern Olympic Games by taking part in a
Please see page 26

FINISH! Local umpires stand together following the completion of the West Indies Cricket Umpires' Association 23rd
biennial convention on Friday night at the Umana Yana. (Photo: Winston Oudkerk)

WICUA concludes

successful 23rd

Biennial Convention

By Ravendra Madholall
THE West Indies Cricket
Umpires' Association
(WICUA) completed their
23rd Biennial Convention
with a dinner and certificate
awards ceremony at the
Umana Yana on Friday night.
The Guyana Cricket Um-
pires Council (GCUC) hosted
the event for the fourth time
and shared satisfaction of the
convention with several digni-
taries and special invitees who
attended the final ceremony.
Outgoing president Pat
Whyte, who has held the posi-
tion for three terms, is being re-

placed by Barbadian Hartley
Reid who will begin duty from
July 1.
Guest speaker Professor
Aubrey Bishop, a former Chan-
cellor of the Judiciary, declared
that the convention was very
successful in all aspects and
reckoned that this two-year col-
laboration will enhance the qual-
ity of the umpiring in the Car-
ibbean and the other associated
North American countries.
"I want to say thanks to
the GCUC for this timely and
esteemed invitation ... in ob-
servance of the 23rd WICUA
Convention and I pause to ex-
tend congratulations to the

umpires who have received
their certificates to become
qualified in this very pivotal
job on the field."
He acknowledged that the
togetherness-and unity among
the delegates, who travelled
from around the Caribbean and
North America, highlighted the
importance of officiating and
maintaining the standard of um-
Trinidadian Harry Mahabal,
one of the four vice-presidents
of the association delivered the
closing remarks and said that the
theme of this year's convention:
'Facing The Challenge Through
Practice, Dedication, Determi-

nation and Respect' is what
demonstrated the reality in life
and as umpires must observe
the rules and regulations and
prepare to work for the
standardisation of the game,"
Mahabal declared. '
Presentations were made
to Comptom Vyfhuis,
Rudolph Haynes, Francis
Hinckson and Alfred James
for their sterling contribu-
tion to the game and as offi-
cials over the past two de-
GCUC's Convention'
Coordinator Clyde Duncan
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the vacant position of Administrative

The Administrative Officer is required to provide.
strong support to the Chief Executive Officer in
maintaining routine operations, office systems and
1. A Degree in Social Sciences from suitably qualified
recognized institution plus at least three (3) years
relevant experience.ant position ofAdministrative
2. O A Diploma in Public Administration plus at .
least 5 years rele Officant experience.
Applicastrongtsuppoust be proficient in the use of computer
Salary will be coutmmensurat with qualifications and

Applications, including curriculumtn vitae, police
clearance, photograph. names and addresses of two
referees must be submitted to the Human Resources
Officer, Homestretch Avenue, Durban Park no later
than June 30, 2007. .
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without a budget, many of us just
muddle through, trying to stay one
W, step ahead of our- bills. But your;
budgeting,efforts in the past may:
have left you with'a-bad taste in your -mouth and-
no additional money: in your bank account.
Going hand and hand with an -effective household budget is saving
money on those things that you truly need. To start saving, take
an inventory of your needs to see where you can shave the dollars.
Begin with the biggest items first, where the most potential for sav-
ings is, and move down the scale to the less expensive items. A
moderate savings on one of the big items (houses and cars) com-
bined with savings on the smaller items (food, clothes, etc.) can
reap a large reward in your total budget. The following are some
though' starters:
Is !css better? Perhaps it was due to the booming economy,
perhalr "keeping up with the Joneses", maybe its ego.
But for many of us, we often seem to insist on the biggest
and the best, no matter what the cost. When a US$15,000 new
car may be more than acceptable, we stretch the seams of our
budget to afford a US$25,000 vehicle. We buy US$25 shirts with
US$3f .designer labels attached. We opt for the US$100 dinner
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fi: the above position.
M Knowledge of computerized accounting
a Reviews and analyses of Financial
Reporting and maintenance of financial
accounting records
A First-Degree in Accounting.
At least two (2) years working in an
accounting department.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes
by.,- ne 30, 2007 to:
The Human Resources Officer
P.O.B 101666.

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How to manage ...

From page XVI
at the trendy restaurant when a US$20 meal would have
been just as delicious. Think about where you are spending
the family money-and how-to see if there couldn't be
savings found with minor changes in habits.
House Mortgages. In all probability, your mortgage will
be the largest single expense in your budget. Obviously,
getting the best deal here is of ultimate importance. Not
comparing could cost you thousands of dollars over the term
of the mortgage.
Cars. For most families, the next biggest expense is their cars.
Mistakes made here can often be as costly (on a monthly basis) as
mortgage miscues. Take a look at the vehicles you presently own.
Do you own too many vehicles for your needs? Do you have eq-
uity in a car that you no longer use frequently? Could you downsize
and save money, not only in monthly payments, but also in main-
tenance, insurance and operating expenses? With the vehicles that
you do own, are you getting the best deal on your repairs, mainte-
nance and insurance?
Insurance. Most of us pay our automobile and
homeowners insurance premiums by habit, rarely if ever
making comparisons. With many families insurance costs
totaling over US $2000 a year, even a 15% savings
equates toUS $300 annually. Some hints from the Insur-
ance Information Institute on saving money on your
homeowners insurance include:

Be sure to shop around. It may take a little time, but it
could save you money. The insurer you select should offer both a
fair price and excellent service.

Raise your deductible. Deductibles on homeowners' poli-
cies typically start at US$250. By increasing your deductible to

USS500. you could save up to 12%.
Beef up your home security. You can usually get discounts
of at least 5% for a smoke detector, burglar alarm or dead-bolt locks.
Clothes: Although many consumer items have actually re-
duced in price over the last few years (most notably, com-
puter and electronic items) the cost of clothing has seen a
continuing upward spiral. In addition, a purchase price that
not too long ago bought a good quality garment now seems
to buy virtually "throw away" clothing. With some planning,
though, it is possible to maintain clothing purchases that are
in line with your family budget.

Buy separates that coordinate. You can make numerous com-
binations with a few well-matched items. Mix and match to create
many different outfits. Plus, you can change the look of these out-
fits with great jewellery pieces.
Buy a season ahead. Buy next year's winter clothes at the
end of this season and save. The styles won't change that much (if
at all) and you will pocket a big difference in the price.
If you are "hard" on clothes, buy quality. Buying an US$80
pair of shoes that will last saves money in the long run instead of
having to buy 3 pairs of US$35 shoes that don't hold up. -

Telephone. In most countries your local phone service is
currently regulated and has a fixed price. The difference in
long-distance costs, though, can he eye-opening. Many con-
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because it is convenient and they feel that it would be a hassle
to change. By shopping around, however, you may find some
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Interview with
David Dabydeen.
Dabydeen is
Professor at the
Centre for
Caribbean Studies,
University of
Warwick, who
migrated to the. UK
in 1969 and is now
a respected
academic and
prize-winning writer.

PP Many of our writers
have gone to the UK, some do-
ing very well; trace for us, what
I would like to call the Guyana-

Cor section

UK connection in literature, fo-
cusing on some of the factors
responsible for this exodus.
DD Well, Petamber, if
you think back to the 1930s and
1940s, there were very, very
few publishing outlets in the
Caribbean. and in Guyana. There
were no publishing houses, no
market, no marketing as such, a
tiny readership. But then a few
magazines started up to encour-
age new writings in Trinidad
'The Beacon', in Barbados
'Bim', and in Guyana 'Kyk-
PP 'The Beacon' surfaced
in the early 1930s and had
ceased production by the time

'Bim' and 'Kyk' arrived in the
1940s; we must not forget 'Fo-
cus' of Jamaica
DD Yes, and they all en-
couraged the production of
local literature. Most of our
writers of the 1930s and 1940s
who were educated in English
Literature, Shakespeare,
Milton etc., tended to write
on subjects that had little
relevance to Guyana the
Guyana landscape, the
Guyana people, the Guyana
spirit, etc. In any case, when
they started to write about
Guyana, there were no pub-
lishing houses. Edgar
Mittelholzer in his autobiog-

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following Vacancy
existing at the National Aids Programme Secretariat
Q,. D la...Anal: "4

Dutilies an,1 Re'ronsitblilies

The OVC Data Analyst is responsible for tabulating, analyzing data that is able to inform
on the situation of OVC in Guyana for planning purposes, policy development and for
future qualitative research. Using SPSS and other statistical packages, analyze data
and ensuring it is cross tabulated to desegregate by sex, region and age. The OVC
Data Analysis is expected to produce a report on the situation of OVC in Guyana.


Degree in Sociology, five years experience in statistical!data analysis, prior work on data
analysis on the situation of children is an advantage, excellent working knowledge of
computing programs, excellent oral and written communication, must be experienced in
report working.

Please pick up a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference forjhis position from, and
applications addressed to:

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

Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 29 June, 2007 at 15:30h Only short
listed applications will be acknowledged.

raphy, 'A Swarthy Boy', said
that he had to go to England
to publish as a writer you
had to practise your craft in
England which is the heart of
the production of literature.
Now these writers, although
Guyanese, were very English
writers they had read their
Shakespeare, they knew
about the novel, English po-
etry, and they were writing in
the vein of English literature,
but writing with a Caribbean
style, in a Caribbean context,
they had to go to England to
get published and a reader-
PP You mentioned 'the
novel'; V. S. Naipaul was forced
to submit the novel after his
short stories were rejected; the
publishing houses then favoured
the novel over the short fiction.
DD Certainly. In the post-

war 1950s, there was a boom
for the novel and the people
also wanted to read exotic nov-
els and they wanted to read
about the Caribbean, and so
Caribbean writers like Lamming,
Naipaul, Mittelholzer, from the
1950s onwards, got a ready
market because the readership
had just came out of the second
World War and all that misery,
and wanted to read something
new, fresh and exotic. You had


Sam Selvon from Trinidad,
Lamming from Barbados,
Mittelholzer and later Wilson
Harris going from Guyana, and
they took the literary world (in
England) by storm. They were
writing English Caribbean nov-

els which were brand new.
PP You are saying then
that one of the reasons for the
acceptance of our writers was
because they were offering
something new, something other
than to what the readership was
accustomed to.
DD Yes, they wanted
something new, something
fresh, something different
from their own writing, and
now they were able to read
about the Caribbean by Car-
ibbean writers themselves.
For the first time in the
1960s the British were read-
ing Caribbean literature and
suddenly that readership
boomed; universities started
taking up those writers and
studying their work; and
eventually everything culmi-
nated in 1992 with the Nobel
Prize for Literature going to
Derek Walcott, then in 2001
to V. S Naipaul. So within 30/
40 years, the Caribbean had
taken the world by storm,
certainly Britain. Although
there are only six million
English speaking Caribbean
people, the region has pro-
duced two Nobel Laureates,

Please see page V

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


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:

At least 5 subjects at the GCE/CXC Levels including English Language;
Excellent computer skills using MS Office;
Should have at least two (2) years experience in a comparable capacity.

The candidate is expected to be proficient in typing, operating the PC, filing and
possess good interpersonal skills

Remuneration: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application -yth.-r with two recent references should be addressed to:

The Human Resource/Administrative Manager
National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd (NICIL)
126 Barrack Street
Fax: 226-7417 or 226-6426

Closing date for applications is June 29, 2007


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Applications are invited for the undermentioned positions:-

Supervisors District Logistics Supervisor
Responsibilities Responsibilities
R I/ Checks and ensures that transactions reconcile with the ledgers in the office; / Identifies buildings and offices within the district which could be used as polling stations or
/ Ensures that transactions are batched and forwarded to the centre routinely; offices for operational field staff.
idae as laid doninthegdelinesIdentifies available transportation resources (including their capacities) within the districts.
Ensures that procedures applied are as laid down in the guide lines; Monitors the receipt of supplies from the Secretariat includingg election materials) by
/ Samples completed transactions with a view to eradicate editing errors; restoration and other operationalstaff within the district.
Ensures that the distribution of Identification Cards is done in accordance with correct A ses district election managers, monitors and reports on the adherence to procedures with
procedures; respect to:-
V Reports to the Assistant Chief Election Officer on all issues relating to the office; / Predumping and security of election material within the district.
/ Assists Officers in solving issues which have developed as a result of the process; / The distribution of election material (including contingency supplies) to polling stations.
V Creates a concise reporting format to convey information upon visitation; The security, handling and storage of election material in the district after polling.
/ Creates a check list for offices to determine their efficiency and effectiveness to Monitors the processing of requisitions for supplies made by registration and other operational
operate the process; staff in the district.
/ Evaluates information feed-backs system designed by offices Collates demographic data for the district to enable the demarcation of boundaries for the
V/ Works with the Registration Officer in the development of effective managerial administrative sub-divisionof electoralunits divisions) within the district.
ems./ Identifies the resource requirement for the e icient functioning of logistics staff in the district.
Job Sp ei ms.ic Supervises the functioning of subordinate logistics staff inthe district.
Job Speci ication Job SrericifinfioJs
A first degree in Public Management/Administration or related discipline from a recognized Five (5)subjects (XC or GCE '0' Levels including English Language and Mathematics plus a thorough
University/Institution knowledge of the geography of the district.
A diploma in Public Management/Administration and five (5) years relevant experience.
Any other qualification deemed relevant together with a minimum of six (6) years experience. Logistics Supplies Coordinator
V/ liaises with operational functionaries within the organization in order to establish the
supplies and equipment needed for the conduct of office and field activities in all
Clerical Assistant registration and electoral districts.
Responsibilities Establishes specifications required for the achievement of the desired performance of
V Typing letters, notes, memoranda, minutes, reports and schedules of account, stock operational suppliesand equipment.
Prepares timelmes for the receipt and supply of equipment.
sheet inventories and other documents; Arranges and supervises the testing of supplies andequipment received from suppliers.
Operates a Typewriter and/or computer utilizing Word Processing Soft Ware; V Advises on and oversees the proper storage of operational supplies and equipment.
V Maintains inventories/stock ledgers of equipment, materials and supplies; Prepares detailed plans for the distribution and recovery of operational supplies and
V Keeps a register of outgoing and incoming correspondence; equipment, induding election supplies.
V Receives and records telephone messages; Supervises the distribution of supplies and equipment to the districts.
V Assists in checking statements, reports and general correspondence that have been Coordinatesthe recovery of suppliesand equipmentfromthe districts.
typed. V Reconciles the supplies and equipment sent to and recovered from the districts and ensures the
Job S ecification maintenance of pertinent records.
Skilled'in the operation of a typewriter and/or computer utilizing the word processing software, V Supervisuesthe fontioning of Iaistics staff deployed to the districts.
the ability to undertakes simple clerical tasks the ability to develop skills in the use of simple Assepstsinthesupervisionof the Logistics Operation( entire.
office machines the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and establish
and maintain effective working relationship with other employees. Job Specifications
____ Diploma in management or related discipline from a recognized university or certificate in a relevant
Communications Supervisor logistics discipline from a recognized logistics training establishment.
Communications Supervisor
/ Monitors the functioning of all communications networks, except the network Communications Coordinator
specifically established for transmission of election results.
V Prepares routine communication instructions for GECOM's radio users and Resposibties
switchboard operators. / Develops and maintains the communications net work for optimum routine and operational
performance, including the transmission of electoral results;
/ Supervises the maintenance of GECOM's communication equipment country wide. V EstablishesStanding Operational Procedures (SOPs) for GECOM's communications;
V Monitors the records pertaining to all communication equipment viz radios, telephone, Prepares operational communication instructions for radio users and telephonists manning
switchboard and telephones. operational telephone lines;
V Monitors adherence to all communication SOPs and instructions that are in force. V Monitors the communication net work established specifically for the reporting of elections
V Maintains the documentation on all GECOM communication networks (historic and CoordinatesthemaintenanceofallofGECOM'scommunicationequipmentcountrywide;
current). / Supervises the Communication Section of the Logistics Division with respectto:-
V Collates all documentation on which the transmission of election results are recorded. The funtdioningof staff within the section and their career development and training;
/ Supervises the welfare and functioning of all subordinate staff within the Thetrainingofallradiooperatorsandtelephonists, including those in the filed;
Communication Section of the Logistics Division. The proper use and maintenance of GECOM's communication assets;
the supervision of the Logistics Operations Centre during operations Identifies resource needs for the efficient functioning of the communication staff, including those
S Assists in thesupervision otheLogistics Operations Cenreduringoperations operating in the districts;
Prepares GECOM's budgetary communication estimates;
Job Specifications Assistsin the supervision of the Logistics Operation Centre during operations.
Certificate in radio operation or communication equipment maintenance from a recognized
communication training establishment plus two (2) years experience in a related supervisory Job Specifications
Certificate in radio communication equipment maintenance from a recognized training establishment plus four
capacity. (4) years experience in a related supervisory capacity.
or or
Five (5) years experience in a related capacity 6ight (8) years experience in a related supervisory capacity.

Applications should be addressed to the ChiefElection Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72
High Street Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday. July 13, 2007.
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Boat Hand

/ Prepares boat for river trips in ample time;

/ Verifies all stocks;

v/ Assists in mooring and casting off boat;

V/ Carries out scheduled routine maintenance of
boat and equipment including
Stripping, scraping and painting;

$" Prepares meals for officers and crew while on river

Job Specification

SSPE Parts I and II.
Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.



/Encoders data from source documents provided;
VScans images from source documents;
V Verifies and updates data on the Master Registration Data Base from source documents;
/ Files and retrieves source documents;
" Prints reports and lists as required by Assistant Supervisor;
/Logs and records movement of documents in and among departments;
/ Operates printing equipment such as high capacity printers and photo copies;
V Verifies and updates batches of individual source documents;
vEnters accurately and speedily batches of individual source documents;
SProducesf accurate electoral registration lists and reports and identification documents.
Job Specification

(a)Certificate in Windows 95/98, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) Typewriting
(b)Two (2) years experience as a Data Entry Clerk or in a similar position.
Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.


Boat Captain
V Checks boats for leaks and damages before every trip;
V Checks that adequate fuel is available for the trip and that
safety gears are m place;
V/ Starts Engine before every trip to ensure engine is working
V/ Services boat and engine when not in use;
V/ Services engine regularly, and effects minor repairs on boat and
V Maintains a log book and submits it daily to the Registration
,/ Transports authorized officers and equipment by engine
operated boat in a safe and effective manner;
Job Specification
A full primary education along with a Licence from the Harbour
Master's Department,
Two (2) years experience in navigating the rivers within the
Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.


Civic/Voter Education Assistant
Respons lbflifs
/ Supports the Civic Voter Education Division in the day to day conduct of all related and planned activities.
V Works in close collaboration with Civic Voter Education Officer and Manager to carry but all functions
and tasks assigned to the Civic Voter Education Division.
/ Relates with groups and agencies together with and in the absence of the Civic Voter Education Manager and
/ Provides information and feed back on the operational aspect of programmes as they are being conducted.
/ Assists in preparing plans to ensure increased access to information sharing and dissemination.
/ Assists in planning and organizing training sessions.
V Liaises with other sections of GECOM to ensure a coordinated effort to the completion of tasks/assignments.
V Provides assistance in the supervision of the conduct of all relevant activities.
/ Assists in planning strategies to strengthen relationships with the media and all stakeholders.
V Prepares and submits periodic reports of activities and operations at all levels.
V Provides continuous evaluation of activities in an effort to improve on efficiency and effectiveness.
" Participates in briefings, workshops, training sessions etc. that may be planned from lime to time.
/ Assists in the preparation of materials, messages etc. which will assist in improving Ovic/Voter Education
throughout the country.
Job Specification
Diploma in Management/Communication plus three (3) years relevant experience.
Five or more CXC/GCE '0' Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics at one sitting plus three (3)
years relevant experience.
Any other qualifications and/or experience deemed relevant.
Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election Officer,
Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street Kingston,
Georgetown, to reach not later-than Friday, July 13, 2007.

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Tenders are invited from suitable qualified
Companies/Contractors to undertake the rehabilitation of
streets in Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara.
Tender documents can be uplifted from The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund
Committee (SILWFC) office anytime from Monday to Friday from 08:00 am to 4:00pm
starting on June 28, 2007 upon making a non-refundable deposit of seven thousand
dollars ($7,000).
The Tender Document must be placed in an envelope and marked on the outside
"Tender (for Cornelia Ida Streets) at the top left hand corner and address to:
And should be deposited in the Committee's Tender Box located at the above
Tender Box will be closed on July 31, 2007 at 10:00 hrs and tenders will be opened-
immediately there after in the presence of tenderer(s) who may wish to be present.
Valid Guyana Revenue Authority Certificate of Compliance and Employer's and
Employees National Insurance Scheme Certificate of Compliance must be submitted
at the time of tendering, failing which the tender will be deemed invalid.
The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject and to annul the bidding process
and to reject tender at anytime prior to the award of the contract without thereby
incurring any liability to the affected tenderer(s) or any obligations to inform the
affected tenderer(s) on the grounds for the employer's action.
For further information please contact:
The Civil Engineering/Technician
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee (SILWFC)
87 Duke & Barrack Streets


Telephone Operator


Under the supervision and control of the Registration
Officer, operates a switchboard, answers all calls
coming into the Switchboard from outside and
internally, monitors all incoming calls by ensuring
that they are channeled to the Officer concerned.

Job Specification

Three (3) years experience as a Telephonist.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief
Election Officer, Guyana Elections Commission,
72 High Street Kingston, Georgetown, to reach
not later than Friday, July 13, 2007.


GRANT # H079-0-GUA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified person to fill the following Vacancy
existing at the Georgetown Chest Clinic.
TB Pharmacist

Duties and Reiponsibilities:
Dispensing of pharmaceuticals including anti-retroviral and anti-TB medication and
specialized activities in drug manufacture, supply and clinical pharmacy practice.

Kno% ledge and skills:
Must relate and communicate well with people in a courteous manner
Must be computer literate
Ability to manage time effectively
Disseminator of technical information on pharmaceuticals to patients and health
care workers
Ensure that the correct procedures are observed on performing daily duties.
Increased compliance among persons on ARVs.

An Associate Degree/Diploma in Pharmacy from the University of
Guyana or equi\ alem qualification from any other recognized institution
Experience in a related field would be an asset.
( opies of the Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from, and
applications addressed to:
Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown, Guvana
Tel. No.: 226-6222. 226-2425
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday. July 6. 2007 at 15:30h. Only
short-listed applications \\ ill be acknowledged.



Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, June 15, 2007 Thursday, June 21. 2007



All Medical Practitioners
Date: Tuesday June 26, 2007
Topic: Acute Pancreatitis

Date: Friday June 29, 2007
Topic: Is there a role for surgery in metastatic
colorectal cancer?

Presenter: Dr. Robert Fairfull-Smith
General Surgeon
Canadian Assoriati:,in of General Surgeons
Time: 18:00h (6 pm)
Venue: Eye Waiting

.: will be awarded
Dr." F .
Director, Services
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Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.50
Bank of Nova Scotia 195.00 198.00 206.00 206.00
Citizens Bank" 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 20200 203.00
GBTI 196.00 198.00 204.00 205.00
RBGL 197.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 196.17 199.00 204.17 205.13

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.72 203.24
BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: USS 1.00 = GS202.20
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 156.17 165.33 176.00 180.00
C. Pound Sterling
Bank Average 348.67 367.33 390.33 395.67

D. Euro
Bank Average 237.50 255.40 266.25 272.60
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Wed.. June 1 200"
TTS= GS2S.81
BdosS : GS 92.17 6 months i 5.409061 US S.25%
JS= GS 4.45 I vear 5.505O4o Guyana (wgt.) 14.04%
ECS= G 67.82
BelizeS = G$ 94.68
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.


1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from
eligible and qualified bidders for Rehabilitation and Constructions of roads. Items 2-4
involve supplying, placing and compacting road materials such as White Sand, White
Sand/Sand Clay. Crusher Run and Double Bituminous Surface Treatment (DBST). Item I
involves milling and overlay of depressions. The delivery/construction period is
90days.The projects are:
I. Linden Highway Road Rehabilitation Project (STN 1+500- STN 5+000),
Region 4.
2. Rehabilitation of Buxton, Middle Walk, East Coast Demerara, Region 4.
3. Rehabilitation of Lusignan Roads. East Coast Demerara, Region 4
4. Rehabilitation of Covent Garden Roads, East Bank Demerara, Region 4.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, pec i ftied in the Procuremnent Act 2003 and is open to all bidders.
ntIcrcsted eligible bidder,, may obtain lfun her in formation ftiom. The Coordinator:
Works Services Giroup. and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below
Irom9:00h :00oh.
Works Services Group
Minister of Public orks and Communications,
Fort Street, Kingston
Georgeto1 n.
4. Qualif icaMons requirements include:
a. Completion of any one (I)job of a similar nature in the last five (5) years
c. Valid NIS and GRAConipliances
5. Complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at
the address below from .June 26, 2007 and upon payment of a non refundable fee of Two
thousand dollars (GS2000) .The method of payment will be by cash or cheque in favour of
the Permnnanent Secretary. Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
o. Bids must be delivered ito the address belo\x at or before 09:OOh on Jiulv 10. 2007.
Electronic bidding "shall not" b, pcituiid. Late bids \ ill be rejected. Bids will be opened
physically in the presence ofthc bidder<' represcikimve \ho choose to altend in person at
the addrsc s be' cio\ li :uih on Juty 10. 2(, 1
\,Ntionai Bard of Procurement and Tender Administration
n li'i! r of T, in cc
North-l\x ctcrn Building
Main anrid i. tuhlt'
Georgctox\ n
7. Items 1 'shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Sccurity" of'G S750.000 and Item 2& 3
shall be accompanied by a "Bid Securilt olGS200,000 each.

Republic Bank




Tender forms can be uplifted at any of our RBL locations. Tenders must
be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender For..." and placed in the
Tender Box at Water Street Branch on the Receptionist's Desk no later
than 14:00 h on Friday, July 6,2007.
The Bank reserves the right not to accept the highest or any tender without assigning a resaon.
For further information, please contact
telephone #: 226-4091-5 ext 239.
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Buying Rate


Selling Rate


Is now in the business of We can print your Brochures, Calendars, -iL

Call Cards, Greeting Cards and Posters or BLACK ,W I1


Please be advised that our telephone and fax numbers
have changed from:

We APOLOGIZE any inco ven ence
the .h, ve in tbers b, caused.
Rome Access Road,

SMcDoom, E.B.D.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Network
Technician I Internetto be attached to the Data and Network Services Division.

University Degree or Diploma in Telecommunication, Electronic or Electrical
UG Diploma in Computer Science
Two (2) years working experience in a networking environment

The Network Technician I Internet would be responsible for n:r iiiini listing and maintaining
all equipment serving GT&T Internet, Frame Relay and Telephony Services Platform.

Monitors, investigates and records all failures associated with GT&T's
Internet, Frame Relay and Telephony Services Platform.
Assists in the reviewing and analyzing of system performance in order to
recommend changes/updates.
Troubleshoots and repairs all systems faults (modems, data terminals, El
Installs new hardware/software when necessary (network service
Assists in the analysis of system failures in order to maintain an adequate
inventory of spares.

Salary and Fringe Benefits attractive.
Applications should be addressed to the Manager, Human Resources. 50 Croal Street,
Georgetown to reach no laterthan Friday 6th July, 2007. .


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S iS o fierDSuppliers of Agricuftural GENERAL EQUHIPME
and Industrial Equipment. GUyMA LT
Rome Access Road, Mc Doom, E.B.D.

Please be advisedthat our telephone and fax numbers have chs d fre

>225-6040 TO 233- 541 (FAX)

r225-6 0 93, (TEL NO,'#

e APOLOGIZE for any iTnconvenience
Sthe change in numbers has caused.

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

Sales and Marketing Officer
To provide coordination of the company's v ,r. i, ,.. =, with i .. .-, ;:., al internal:
and external communications; sponsorships and events.

Key Functions:
Manages relationships with the press including writing press releases and coordinating
press coverage for events.
Plans and executes community activities.
Coordinates advertising functions and r : ..
SLiaises with Marke:ing Manager, to measure the marketing and sales activities of the
Maximises branding and PR strategies.
Liaises with media and advertising agencies as needed to coordinate campans e-c.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree with sp-cific Marketing emphasis.
Marketing Qualifications.

At least three (3) years experience in a similar position.
Project Management experience.
Interested persons should submit applications on or before June 26, 2007 to the:

The Human Resources Office
CLICO (Guyana)
191 Camp Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown




Registration Clerk II
V/ Conducts preliminary checks for validity of documents
presented by applicants.
" Enters information on registration documents.
V" Receives and checks endorsements on photographs.

/ Delivers completed National Identification Cards to
,/ Assists in the preparation of Residence Verification Forms.

V" Takes photographs of registrants.
V Maintains records of photographs taken and films used.

V Maintains cameras and ensures adequate supply offilms
and batteries.

Job Specification

A minimum of five (5) subjects GCE 'O' Level or CXC including English
Language and Mathematics and two (2) years experience in National

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.


Assistant Registration Officer
,/Determines correct registration divisions and validity of registration applications.
VAssists the Registration Officer in the conduct of staff development sessions.
V/Assists the Registration Officer in the management of the office.
V Assists in the submission and receipt of registration transactions and reports..
V/Assists in the maintenance of transaction ledgers.
V Carries out periodic reconciliation of records.
SCarries out the function of the Registration Officer in his/her absence.
V/Performs related duties assigned by the Registration Officer.
Job Specification
Diploma in Management/Administration from a recognized University/Institution and
four (4) years experience in National Registration
Certificate in Management/Administration from a recognized University/Institution and f
our (4) years experience in National Registration.
Six (6) subjects GCE '0' Level or CXC Examination including English and Mathematics
at one sitting plus six (6) years experience in National Registration
Any other qualification/experience deemed relevant.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.

Training Officer
S/ Assesses training needs of GECOM in accordance with identified manpower needs;
V Develops and implements training policies and plans to meet identified individual and
organizational needs;
V Ensures that training needs of all employees are met in the most effective way, e.g By on-the-job
training, job rotation, internal and external training courses and programmes;
Maintains comprehensive records of and liaises, as appropriate, with organizations providing
training appropriate to the needs of GECOM;
/ Designs courses and develops materials appropriate to identified training needs, including for
short-term voter registration and poll workers;
/ Reviews training manuals for all aspects of GECOM's operations;
/ Maintains records of trainers and short term employees;
-/ Prepares training estimates and budget;
/ Organises and delivers training as appropriate;
/ Represents GECOM, as appropriate in meetings;
V Undertakes any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Job Specification
Degree in Human Resources Development and Training or equivalent qualification plus three (3) years relevant
Any other qualification and/or experience deemed relevant.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.


Help Desk Support
V Provides technical support to computer users with all levels of
V Answers the Help Desk Phone in a courteous and friendly manner;
V/ Handles walk-in questions;
V/ Enters calls received in the Help Desk tracking software,
including detailed information;
/ Assists in other technical areas when necessary.

Job Specification

V Sound Secondary Education, five CXC/GCE 'O' Level including
English and Mathematics;( preferably at one sitting)
V Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office
V/ Ability to analyze and solve problems;
/ Experience in troubleshooting. PC Hardware will be asset.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election
Officer, Guyana Elections Commission, 72 High Street
Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later than Friday,
July 13, 2007.

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Civic/Voter Education Officer
V Works in close collaboration with Civic/Voter Education Manager;
V" Assists the Civic/Voter Manager in determining the needs of citizens and adopts
various strategies to develop and provide the information necessary;
V Works in close association with Consultants and conducts a comprehensive study ,
ofproposals and recommendations with a view to offering suggestions for effective
V Provides back up support in implementing recommendations and or suggestions;
V Assesses the input of changes and provides suggestions/recommendations for
necessary action;
V Provides plans for increased access of the public to relevant information and
develops strategies to implement same;
V Assists in the training of personnel to conduct further Civic/Voter Education
training sessions in the various districts;
V Plans and conducts out reach training sessions;

V Liaises with Managers to establish a coordinated approach to the conduct of all
related exercises;
V Liaises with relevant personnel to arrange for periodic meetings with stake
holders to share information and receive feed back;
V Plans strategies for the overall supervision of staff;

V Works in tandem With other officers in planning and formalizing strategies to
strengthen and improve the partnership/relationship between the media apd
GECOM in informing the citizenry;
V Submits periokdc reports on performance of staff on the conduct of operations;
V Provides evaluation of activities with a view to improving efficiency and
V Assists in planning, preparing and producing relevant materials, messages, and
items to enhance the effective delivery of Civic/Voter Education throughout
V Carries out anvy other related duties from time to time.

V Degree/Diploma in Administration-'Management/Communication plus five (5)
years relevant experience in Education/Management or Communication.
V Any other qualification and/or experience deemed relevant.

Applications should be addressed to the Chief Election Officer, Guyana
Elections Commission, 72 High Street Kingston, Georgetown, to reach not later
than Friday, July 13, 2007.

H SUIEIY CHROM LE June 24, 2007

We V Care


All Medical Practitioners
Date: Tuesday June 26, 2007
Topic: Acute Pancreatitis

Date: Friday June 29, 2007
Topic: Is there a role for surgery in metastatic
colorectal cancer?

Presenter: Dr. Robert Fairfull-Smith
General Surgeon
Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Time: 18:00h (6 pm)
Venue: Eye Clinic Waiting Area,
Georgetown Public Hospital.Corporation.
One CME Credit will be awarded
Dr. Madan Rambaran
Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation


CA Registrar
The Caribbean examinations Council invites nominations and applications for the post
of Registrar. The Registrar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.
Caribbean Examinations Council is a regional institution supported by sixteen
governments with its Headquarters in Barbados and with an office for the Western
Caribbean in Jamaica. The Council provides, twice a year, regional examinations in
a wide range of subjects for students in the English speaking Caribbean, Saba and
St Maarten. The Council also administers other examinations for governments of
individual territories.
The Registrar, as Chief Executive Officer, is required to:
provide leadership for the organization;
ensure timely and effective implementation of the strategic and operational plans;
inspire and motivate staff to perform at optimum levels and to achieve targets set;
be responsible for the effective and efficient conduct of examinations;
represent the Council in its relations with member Governments, other institutions
and organizations with which the Council has to do business.
Candidates should have:
the ability and the vision to lead the organization through changing times;
a distinguished record of leadership and experience in senior management;
a thorough knowledge of the Caribbean region;
a commitment to the education of Caribbean youth and knowledge of theories and
practices relevant to administering examinations.
The ideal candidate should be:
an accomplished ma ager of financial and human resources;
able to promote research:
capable of collaborating with a variety of scholars, funding agencies and govern-
ment officials:
able to supervise cooperative projects with governments, international organisa-
tions, educational institutions and professional associations.
The successful candidate should have:
appropriate academic and professional qualifications and should have a minimum
of ten years relevant management experience in an education related field.
The Council offers a regionally competitive salary. Benefits include a fully maintained
motor vehicle, housing and entertainment allowances, pension, group life and health
insurances. Relocation assistance is provided where necessary.
Persons who wish to apply for the post are invited to write under c-onfidential. cover to
the Chairman of the Council at the address given below.
The successful candidate i.i be expected to assume duties from January 1, 2008.
Applications should include the names and addresses of three references and should be
submitted by July 17, 2007.
The UWI Vice Chancellor and Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council
Assembly Hall Building
Kingston 7
Requests for further particulars should be addressed, in writing, to the Chairman
of the Council (Attention: Ms Allison Fung) at the address given above, or sought
b -eliephone 927 2406. or (876) 935 r ,25. fax (8761 6 27 0253. or e-mail
-.son.fung'o 'uwimona.ed

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DATED: JUNE 13,2007

A A L O N L E As 3 P" AIT


A dynamic individual is been sought to add value to the marketing department
of a company at the cutting edge of technology. The successful application is
required to fill a vacancy in the Marketing and Sales Division in the position of
Marketing Officer.

University Degree or diploma in Commerce, Business Finance,
Economics, Marketing or equivalent
Five (5) years working experience in the Commercial Area.

The Marketing Officer would be responsible for Marketing and Sales of the
Company's Products and Services, as well as researching and developing the
potential of any new Products or Service through intimate knowledge of the
market place.

Responsible for the pricing of existing, and new products and
Introduces or changes inter-departmental procedures to improve
Organises business meetings and customer awareness
Visits customer and assesses requirements.
Prepares budget annually for staff and customer equipment.
Prepares purchase requests for equipment.
Ensures stock levels are maintained.
Liaises and coordinates with the relevant support departments in the
delivery of a Product of Service

Salary and Fringe Benefits attractive.
Applications should be addressed to the Manager, Human Resources, 50
Croa! Street, to reach him not laterthan FriH'-. 6th J,!y. 2007

Sunday Chronicle June 24, 2007 PaGe V

The Guyana/UK...

From page IV
there is no other space on earth that have done that, except Ireland....
PP Earlier you alluded to the periodicals that highlighted the works of writers of the Caribbean
and Guyana. But there is a name and programme that greatly influenced the upward mobility of our
writers, catapulting them into world literature Henry Swanzy and the 'Caribbean Voices'
DD Henry Swanzy was a tremendous radical Irishman with a real feeling and sympathy
for Caribbean literature, and he set up with the BBC a radio programme broadcast frequently
to the Caribbean called 'Caribbean Voices' which for the first
time broadcast short stories and poems by West Indian writers;
and what happened an obscure writer would suddenly be on
the BBC and more than that you'd be paid good money. Sam
Selvon, my friend, told me himself when the BBC first broad-
cast one of his short stories, he was delighted when they sent
him a cheque and although poor, he wandered around London
with the cheque in his pocket He felt he had arrived; here was
he in the centre of the publishing world.
PP Selvon was an icon, a pioneer in Caribbean literature
and we own him a lot. Let's locate your story in all of this. It was
quite brave at an early age to declare you wanted to be a writer, even-
tually succeeding at it. What was going through your mind when you
made that decision?
DD Well, I only had two ambitions in life, to be honest
with you; one was to be a writer and the other a burglar. You know, I
GEORGELAMMING love the idea of burgling when I was a child. A writer is a burglar, a
writer burgles people's lives, a writer enters into your house quietly....
PP Eavesdrop on your life....
DD Eavesdrop on your life and when you are sleeping, a writer burgles your dreams....
PP Sounds like Martin Carter
DD Yes, yes, a writer is a 'teefman', he feeds off your lives, other people's experiences. So I
think Ive fulfilled my ambition as a burglar without being caught by being a writer...
PP And you have been rewarded....
DD Instead of sentencing me, they give me a prize.
PP More than one prize; three time winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature, the Raja Rao
Award and many others...
DD And you'd be surprised how many writers actually have been criminals, many writers live
on the edge of existence.
PP Would Edgar Mittelholzer fall into this category?
DD Yes, Edgar Mittelholzer
PP Giving insight into the darker side of life
DD The darker sexual side. Apart from being burglars, writers are very interested in sex and the
dark undercurrents of life. To write about murder, prostitution, you should have to enter their world,
imaginatively. So writers enter into that realm; writers are dangerous creatures. But what they do re-
veal when they are excellent are aspects of human experience which can never be described in the way
they have described it, reveal something about yourself. what seems familiar suddenly becomes magi-
cal and unfamiliar, tlby cleanse the world of the film of familiarity .and return something pristine,
something beautiful, fresh and mysterious.
PP You describe yourself as being mad, what do you mean?

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Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
vacancy of Social Worker.

Applicants should possess the following:

Diploma in Social Work plus five 5 years experience as
a Social Worker.
Degree in Social Work plus two (2) years experience as a
Social Worker.

Applicatons. alone with cun Lm (2) rec. n
refiercnces and police clearance m bcse. i w .

Di,-ct'tet, \dminisl'raive er -'ies
( Pubi,"ih-!ospi--! .( : ,,',r.uion
Ne\ Market "teei-
North C'unn[int burg
GeorceI^fUwt R

DD You got to be mad to write, suspend your normal activities, suspend your life for three
years to write a novel that is a form of madness
PP ... and sort of criminal
DD I have about fifteen bastard children, you could write this too, illegitimate, they are called
books, each is a child, they have different names, and I love some of them more than others, some of
them disgust me and I put them away, some give me money in my old age...
PP Could I adopt a few....

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:

Literary update
The tenth anniversary issue of THE GUYANA ANNUAL is under produc-
tion. Submissions are invited to various competitions offered and articles
of local interest are also welcome. This Guyanese literary and cultural tra-
dition started in 1915. It was dormant for a few years until it was resusci-
tated in 1998 by Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh. For further information, please con-
tact Guyenterprise or the editor, Petamber Persaud.
Information needed on Edwina Melville, Rosetta Khalideen, C. E. J.
Ramcharitar-Lalla, Angus Richman, 0. R. Dathome, Randall Butisingh, Meiling

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

"Transport of Hydrometeorological Service Staff operating at
the Meteorological Office located at Cheddi Jagan
International Airport Region 4"

1. The Hydrometeorological Service, Ministry of Agriculture invites sealed
bids from eligible and qualified bidders for transportation service twice per day for
the Hydrometeorological Service staff operating at the Meteorological Office
located at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Minimum seating required is for
nine (9) persons. The delivery period is one (1) year.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the office of
the Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, Hydrometeorological Service, 18
Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown and inspect the Bidding Documents at the
address given below from 0900h to 1600h Monday to Friday.
4. Qualifications requirements include: National Insurance Scheme and
Inland Revenue Department Certificate of Compliance, Vehicle Insurance,
Fitness Certificate and Driver's Licence.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in standard English may be
purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the
address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Two Thousand
Guyana Dollars (G$2,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture for each bid document.
6. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identificatiorr of the Bidder and marked on the top left-hand comer 'Tender for
Transport of Hydrometeorological Service Staff operating at the
Meteorological Office located at Cheddi Jagan International Airport Region

Bids shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00 h on
Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be

7. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 hours on Tuesday. July 3, 2007 in
the Boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board.
M nistry of Finance.

U A, bid n-'si bc accompanied by valid crPif. s o compnlance rom the
vi.anague of the Naiiona insurancee Scheme and the 'omrr-ssioner of the Inland
e.v-enue Departament and copies of a!l documents stated in; : ahr.c.

9. H'e National Procurement ard Tendei Ad ti ..try of
Finance. reserves ihc right to reject any or all bids with-ct assaniir any reason
.v datsoev\er and not necessarily to award to the lowest L'd.

Sunday Chronicle June .24, 2007

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I am in a very
1 o v i n g
relationship with
a man. From the
first day we met we
promised each other we
would always be honest
and open. This means
we are extremely
passionate and loving
with each other.
We trust each other 100
percent, and for once in our
lives, have a partner we know
feels exactly the same. Despite
all this, I am cautious emotion-
ally. Because of bad experi-
ences, I put up an emotional
barrier and don't love him to the
same degree he displays love for
Last night I went to a
party and met up with an ex-
boyfriend. This is someone I
loved, and I was extremely
upset when we broke up. I
find it hard to separate my-
self from him. Because I've
only known him romantically,
I lind it hard to view him in
a platonic way.
My e-hboyfriend asked if he
coulld i iy on my couch, be-
cause I live close-by. I obliged,
and \\ e ended up chatting on my
bed. We began to kiss, and
about 10 minutes later niy part-
ner knocked on the front door,
which was open, and walked in




on us. He is now absolutely
I can't explain what hap-
pened. I know the words "I
don't know" are childish.
I've been thinking a lot about
this and feel I wasn't ready to
jump into such a huge, mean-
ingful relationship so soon
after my ex. I don't see myn
ex romantically anymore, so
I want him out of my life for
playing a part in the horrible
thing I've done.
My current partner first

told me it was over, then
changed his mind. He wants to
give me another chance, but he
is worried. I feel like I did this
to destroy what we had, be-
cause it was easier than feeling
the awful emotional barrier
within me. I hate myself for it.
It made me realize how much I
am in love with this man and
how deeply I care for him.
I don't expect my partner
to take me back and forgive
me, just like that. I want the
chance to show him how

much I really do love him,
and to regain the trust I lost,
no matter how long it takes.


Lori, people say "I don't
know" because they are un-
willing to face a truth. They
know the truth will make
them look bad or create a di-
lemma. When your ex asked
if he could spend the night on
your couch, what was the first
thought that went through
your head? He wants me
back. A woman in love with
another would have said, ab-
solutely not.
Why isn't the answer that
simple? Your new boyfriend
may be nice, but you don't love
him. The emotional barrier be-
tween you is that thing about
your ex which you find appeal-
ing. From your ex-boyfriend's

point of view. this was simply
what the law calls a crime of
opportunity. He thought he
might get lucky, and he almost
The worst thing that can
happen now is you struggle to
prove yourself to your new
boyfriend and he goes along
with it. Then your relationship
will go somewhere bad. like mar-
riage. When you stay with
someone you shouldn't be with,
wrongness builds upon wrong-
ness until there is no easy way
Wayne once knew a beefy.
plainspoken man in his 50s
named Bud. Bud and his wife

had been married 35 years.
Once at a party. while his wife
was outside on the lawn. some-
one asked Bud where she was.
He replied. "She's gamboling on
the green."
Gamboling is a poetic
word to describe lambs and
puppies at play, but it
hardly fits a woman well
into middle age. But for
Bud the fascination his
wife held for him was a
constant daily presence.
That's what love is. It is
not something you seek to
prove or talk yourself into.


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I often think that NIS is a waste of time. I would like to stop paying for
myself and employees and pay a private insurance. Why can't I? "-


Unfortunately, there are persons who are still not fully aware of the role
of Social Security. As a result, there will be some degree of discontent
resulting in such feelings. Social Security unlike other forms of insurance,
is always compulsory. It is a sign of civilization and a means of providing
for the citizens of a country. The Benefits that can be derived outweigh the
contributions made by persons. This is because the spread of risk is
much greater (the entire country).

The Social Security Act ensures that workers are protected by securing
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Sunday Chronicle June 24, 2007

Pace VII




and for


By P.S. Thakur

as Guyana, pets
are not fully
appreciated for
what they can do for us,
socially and
emotionally. We treat
them as "strays",
chase and even beat
and destroy them.
On my wife's first visit to
Guyana she was horrified as the
animals dogs and cats
especially are killed or maimed
on the road. She was sad, then
became angry. The more she
saw the more she became
depressed. Her way with
animals and the ways the animals
- both dogs and cats exchange
"love" made me a convert and we
have never been without pets for
the last thirty years.
Pets can come in many
shapes and forms. Common are
animals such as cats and dogs.
Others are rabbits, gerbils, even
goats or sheep. More exotic
pets are .lions or tigers and large
snakes, such as the boa
constrictor. Warning must be
placed on these as too many
have turned against their owner
when the wild instinct takes over.
Pets as emotional
companions: sweet talk to a
pet soothes the individual as
well as the pet. Psychologist
James Lynch noted the drop

of blood pressure in his clients
when they play with pets.

Pets are non-threatening.
They are friendly even, when
two minutes earlier we hit a
quarrel with them. Even
watching an undulating gold
fish can have an effect that is
palliative. As such. 11 has a
calming effect on the heart and
the entire central nervous
system. The pet has the
power to draw away from
negative thoughts which
produce anxiety. They give
us a reason to smile when the
animal has special antics.
They have a greater positive
effect and boost our immune

system. Some individuals
dress their pets with sun
glasses or human
clothing that give
theml a hum an
appearance. an
inconglruous and
S thus funny a cause
for laughliter.
A young friend ol
mine delighted in
telling stories how he
is able to meet girls at
the park because the
girls delight in
walking, holding and
playing with his
French poodle.
These animals can be
emotional, educational
and phenomenal
, social beings.
Husband and
wife therapist
Samuel and
Elizabeth brought
pets to a psychiatric hospital.
Where other forms of therapy
failed, the pets had a waking
and delightful effect on
depressed patients. There are
patients who failed to respond
to drugs and even electric
Pet therapy has been
adapted and used in numerous
hospitals. It has come to be
known as PFT "Pet Facilitated
Therapy". When used with
traditional therapy, it has a
significant positive effect.
Because such patients withdraw
because of negative human

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interaction or pain, animals do
have the positive memory, recall
for the patient. Dr. Boris
Levinson \wrote two books on
the subject., claiming that pels
can provide "hbondless measure.
love and nquaclilified appro al lor
children. lihe elderly\ and the
mentally ill".
Social Relationships For
single individuals, especially
single older folks who are bored.
pets are life-saving.
Helplessness and hopelessness
can be dispelled even in
terminally ill patients.
Dr. S. Beck and Ketchner
writes, "Pets can provide
subtle pathological changes
that disorganize the body
chemistry, reducing resistance
to infectious diseases and
accelerating the progress of
defigurative diseases such as
coronary diseases and cancer".
Senior citizens do not give up
caring even when families are
gone and spouses pass on.
Caring for pets can be as
satisfying as caring for

children. Have you heard of
the many older women who
leave millions of dollars for
their pets or some special
place for deceased pets.
Pets hase changed the
Clirei reaction of children in
a p L.i\ school iore lli\el\
aindl ihe children look forward
to \hcin the puppies would
anii\e. lhe pets are then used
for classroom activities.
Counting the number of
puppies. number of feet. size.
color, compare to other
animals. What do they eat?
Where do they sleep? Where
do puppies come from?
Complete lessons can be
planned around the visit of
puppies to a class of children.
Possessiveness can be noted.
yet sharing and caring are
more important lessons.
Children can teach parents
and adults about love; the
way the children
unconditionally love, identify
and play with the animals.
These animals can have a

positi\ c and life-long efCfecI on
children. I visited the home of
im aduli son :nld disiLco 'ied th:a
he liad I\\o large piclTure of
.Sp k' p ". .a dog he hid .is .i bo\.
I did nolt C\en kno llthat11 in
nitoileknis of de'prc ss'- ill the do'-
\\,as Ills sol, .e. its co'i pii.iio i.
lie Cex n c slept \\nli Spitrk\ in his
bedroom inani\ limeis., \\ lihout
in\ know ing.
On the down side pets
are not for everyone.
These aninials need
constant care and feeding
and can interfere with
travel plans, can damage
furniture or personal
goods. Vet bills can be high.
In death, pets cause their
owners much grief.
Pets are quite useful for
numerous purposes: social,
psychological and educational
reasons. However, because they
arc living. breathing creatures,
they need to be cared for.
But never mind, they
return the favour, more than
a hundredfold.


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By Terence Roberts
If anyone thinks that
Guyanese cinema fans in de-
cades gone by were colonized
individuals misled by the
quantity of Hollywood and
European Films they saw,
they are completely mis-
This has been stated before
but it merits stating again and
again: Guyanese society and
culture yesterday and today
does not possess the quantity
of writers. play wrights, film
makers, nor the style and con-
tent of such works necessary for
an effective relevance to the
problems and aspirations of the
nation on the whole.
Because the enormous quan-
tity of classic Hollywood and

European films of the 1930s,
40s, 50s and 60s explored top-
ics and character studies, they
kept the Guyanese young and
adult masses alert to both social
errors and benefits associated
with young countries moving in
a modern civilized direction.
away from crude, uneducated.
underdevelopment. towards de-
veloped cultures, economies and
Because Europe and North
America had passed through
this modern civilized process
earlier than Guyana, its social
arts, such as classic literature
and films, which reflected and
exposed the benefits and pitfalls
of this process, possess pro-
foundly relevant lessons for
Guyana of yesterday, today and

So in looking at these films
which Guyanese of past de-
cades saw properly in cinemas,
which in fact were like educa-
tional and entertaining class-
rooms for hundreds at a time,
we cannot ignore their purpose
and worth which must always
survive. Films that are relevant
to Guyana and Guyanese are
therefore not defined or con-
fined by specific ethnic topics
reflecting, for example, Indian or
African people and their cus-
toms, but by various problems
and pleasures of the human
character, and practical methods
of economic, educational and
personal development which af-
fect Guyanese daily, despite any
preference for their original eth-
nic cultures they may feel.
Among my childhood group

of friends in Kitty, which com-
prised Negro, European, Orien-
tal, and mixed boys and girls,
most of the films which affected
us did so because of the actors,


their stories, and their effective
methods of telling stories.
I remember no one among us
being interested in the racial fea-
tures of actors/actresses, except
when the film's topic concerned
racism. One of the first films to
affect us deeply was 'Top
Gun', the 1950s black and
white western with Sterling
Hayden. a big burly sensitive

[PART 4]
Hollywood actor with proletar-
ian values who was a member
of America's Communist Party
before resigning because be felt
his talents were being used too
In 'Top Gun' Hayden
rides into his hometown after
years of being on the run for
something he was accused of.
. The first thing he sees is an
open grave with his name

Please see page IX

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FILM poster for 'THE SERVANT'(1963). A brilliant British Film with intellectual and social
values taken from the outstanding novella by Robin Maugham (the son of writer Somerset
Maugham) which brought crowds of fans to the Plaza cinema when it premiered in the
mid 1960's


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Sunday Chronicie June 24, 2007

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Sunday Chronicle June 24, 2007

'Celebration' brings

the curtain down on

SASOD festival

A FILM on Guyanese-born
musician Nhojj is the high-
light of a special Wednesday
evening programme titled
"Celebration" as the film
festival by the Society
Against Sexual Orientation
Discrimination (SASOD)
comes to an end.
SASOD said Wednesday's
programme, which starts at

19:00h at the regular venue,
Sidewalk Caf6, Middle street,
Georgetown, is a portrayal of
film, music, dance "to celebrate
the acceptance of diversity."
Nhojj started singing as a
His father moved the fam-
ily to Trinidad where Nhojj
joined a quartet, eventually tour-
ing the country.

At 18, he moved to New
York City and eventually gradu-
ated with honors from New
York University with a BA in
With education out of the
way Nhojj could settle down to
what he really wanted to do -
The night will conclude
with two short films by
Trinidad director Sean
Drakes: The Devil's Day and
Vale of Cashmere.
The festival opens this
week with the Canadian com-
edy "Better than Chocolate" on
Monday. It tells the story of
Maggie and Kim, two women
who are living together, and then
they are joined by Maggie's
conservative mother who meets
a diverse group of people.
The final film of the festi-
val is Kinky Boots, and screens
It is a British comedy which
tells the true story of a collabo-
ration between a transvestite
and the owner of a failing shoe
factory to save the business and
the village in Northern England,
where villagers depend on the
factory for a living.
Admission is free for all


From page VIII
above, then soon he is jailed by the upright citizens of the town. However, something unex-
pected happens when a large group of crude violent outlaws take over the town. Gradually the
town leaders realize only Hayden can organise and lead them against such abuse, so they let
him out of jail.
What caught our attention in this film was how members of the lawless gang were portrayed.
Their loud, rude abusive speech, their total disregard for anything quiet, industrious or lawfully suc-
cessful, their crude manner of eating, grabbing fried chicken legs, stuffing their mouths, wiping greasy
fingers on their kas-kas clothes, etc. We left the cinema laughing, firmly decided among ourselves never
to become like such negative characters. I can safely say now that the popularity of 'Top Gun', which
showed repeatedly at every cinema's 1pm matinees attended by so-called 'cochore' guys of the streets,
and proletarian Guyanese, held in check their potential to evolve into a violent threat to Guyanese
society, something that did not occur in past decades of the 20th century when such films like 1950s
'Top Gun' with Sterling Hayden (far better and more relevant to every day social aspects of Guyanese
society than 'Top Gun' of the 1990s with Tom Cruise) promoted social reforms and inspired civilized
Hayden's film-roles and films became favourites of our young lives because of their solid and care-
ful emotional impact. One of his most powerful 1950s westerns, 'Terror in a Texas Town' a classic on
DVD today, did just that when we saw it at Hollywood in the later 1950s. In it Hayden is part of a
simple farming community of Swedish immigrants who settle in the Wild West. but a powerful rich
cattle baron resents them farming the land and unleashes relentless cruelty and injustice against them.
Never had we seen such heartless cruelty, and at the film's end when Hayden throws his father's huge
fishing harpoon into the chest of the merciless chief villain, we applauded this act of long deserved
Hayden's 'workers' role was symbolic of the struggle by the meek against powerful overlords,
echoing the theme of social injustice addressing feudal/colonial bondage, as in Franz Fanon's 'Wretched
of the Earth", or Juan Rulfo's short stories 'The Burning Plain'.
Because Guyanese cinemas were fed by fully stocked Georgetown branch plant Hollywood/Euro-
pean film depots, the Guyanese masses were exposed daily to numerous practical film-stories relevant
to their nation's multicultural problems. Neither Bollywood. Chinese. or African films deal with these
multicultural issues, in comparison to Hollywood. European and Latin American films.
For example accusations of racism in Guyana were leveled first against the colour-bar bi-
ases during British Guiana, then against the Burnham/PNC regime accused of the same ex-
clusive racial bias, then against the new PPP Government often accused of the same exclusive
racial bias, but such biases are exposed and resolved in numerous Hollywood and European
films, such as 'Pinky', 'Red Ball Express'. 'Kings go Forth', 'The Defiant Ones', 'Man in the
Shadow', 'Something of Value', 'Bad Day at Black Rock', 'The Far Horizons', 'Last Train
from Gun Hill'. 'The Unforgiven', 'Take a Giant Step', 'Sapphire', 'The World the Flesh and
The Devil'. 'Night of the Quarter Moon', 'One Potato, Two Potato', etc'.
When Guyanese of European, African. Oriental. mixed or other ancestry saw these films. sitting
together in cinemas, their inner prejudices were exposed, embarrassed, and humbled in the midst of
others they were bigoted towards.
This will never happen as effectively when we see videos or DVDs of the same films by
ourselves, or with family members at home.

Grant No. 053679


The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a grant from the International
Development Association (iDA), and intends to appiy part of the proceeds of this grant to minor Civil
Works (upgrading of utilities sanitary facilities, water & electricity & Construction of Teachers'
Housing) at thirteen (13) Primary Schhols under the Ministry of Education, Education For All Fast
Track Initiative.

Contracting services are required for the educational institutes listed below:
Name of School Location
Utilities Upgrading Schools
1 Aurora Primary Aurora, Essequibo Coast, Region 2
2 Yarashirima Primary Yarashirima, Koria / Wakapou, Lower Pomeroon, Region 2
3 St. John's Primary St John, Lower Pomeroon, Region 2
4. Comelia Ida Primary Comelia Ida, West Coast Demerara, Region 3
5. Goed Fortuin Primary Goed Fortuin Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, Region 3
6. Philadelphia Primary Vergenogen Village, East Bank Essequibo, Region 3
7. Mount Carmel Ituni, Berbice River. Region 10
8. Kibilibiri Kibifibid Village, Berbice River, Region 10
9. Calcuni Wiki Calcuni, Berbice River, Region 10
Teachers' Housing
10. St. Nicolas Primary Manawarin River, North West District, Region 1
11. Imbaimadai Primary' Imbaimadai, Upper Mazaruni, Region 7
12. Arasawaa Valley Primary (Annex of Arasawaa Valley, North Pakaraima, Region 8
13. Parishara Primary Parishara Village. Rupununi, Region 9

The Ministry of Education, Education For All Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI) hereby invites eligible
Contractors to submit quotations) for schools listed above. A Contractor will be selected in
accordance with.the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods or
Works. Experience as a Contractor in the Hinterland Regions will be considered.

Bids shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) days after Bid opening and shall be delivered to the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board on or before July 10. 2007 not later than

The Bidder shall seal the original and a copy of the Bid in two inner envelopes and one outer
envelope, duly marking the inner envelopes as "ORIGINAL" and "COPY". The inner envelopes,
shall be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the address given in the letter of Invitation to Quote.
and on which should be also written "QUOTATION FOR UTILITIES UPGRADING SCHOOLS

The inner and outer envelopes shall:
1. be addressed to the Employer at the address provided in the Bidding Document
"P r liirn nin,3rl- 1
2. bear the name of the school; and
3. provide a warning "Do not open before the specified time and date" for Bid
opening as defined in the Invitation to Quote.
All documents must be placed in a sealed envelope addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana.
and placed in the Tender Box located in the building of National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board situated at the back of the Ministry of Finance E ..1 r.g- on or before July 10.
2007 no; later than 9:00 h. Bidders or their representatives are invited to the opening.

Interested Con.ractors can uplift T.,,,-. i ..,..-..-: from the Finance Deoartment of the EFA-FTI
unit. address below, between the hours 8:30i to 15:00h Mondayto Friday, for a.non-refundable
cost of five thousand Guyana.dollars $5,000.00 (GUY).

Payments can be made by Manager's Cheque. Bank Draft or Cash Cheques must be addressed
to the Education For All Fast Track Initiative

Tender documents can be reviewed prior to purchasing at:

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Education For All Fast Track Initiative (Finance Deoarment)
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Tele: 592-226-0046. Fax. 592-226-0506
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Magistrate who usurped

function of Rice Assessment


T HE Full Court
in 1971 found
that a
overstepped his
bounds when he
determined a rice
tenancy matter that was
the exclusive right of
the Rice Assessment
The Magistrate had
awarded damages and costs to
John Nagreadie who alleged that
he was a tenant of appellant
Noor Abjal, and had claimed

damages for trespass
Abjal appealed the ruling.
The Full Court, which
heard the appeal, was consti-
tuted by Chief Justice Mr.
H.B.S. Boilers and High Court
Judges Mr. Akbar Khan and Mr.

The facts of the case dis-
closed that the Respondent
Nagreadie claimed to be a ten--
ant of ten acres of rice land

section of the Rice Farmers (Se-
curity of Tenure) Ordinance.
The appellant denied the re-
lationship of landlord and ten-

SBy George Barclay

Frank Vieira.
That Full Court held that it
was a matter for the Assess-
ment Committee to decide the
question of tenancy of rice

rented from the appellant. He
alleged acts of trespass against
the appellant in preventing him
from reaping the rice crop and
said he was entitled to the pro-


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ant and averred that the magis-
trate had no jurisdiction to en-
tertain the claim, as that was a
question that fell within the ex-
clusive jurisdiction'of the As-
sessment Committee.
The appellant made the
same submissions in the Full
Court as made before the mag-
The Full Court held:
(i) it was for the Assess-
ment Committee to decide the
question of tenancy of rice
lands;---- --.--
(ii) the magistrate had no ju-
risdiction to proceed to hear and
determine the matter;
(iii) the magistrate should
have put the matter down sine
die, pending an investigation by
the Assessment Committee into
the question whether there was
a valid tenancy existing between
the two parties.
At the hearing of the appeal,
the appellant was represented
by Mr. J.O.F. Haynes, S.C. and
Mr. Doodnauth Singh, S.C.,
now Attorney General. Mr. F.
L. Brotherson appeared for the
The facts of the case dis-
closed that on January 9,1970,
the respondent filed a plaint
in the Magistrate's Court of
the Essequibo Judicial Dis--
trict in which he alleged that
he was a tenant of the appel-
lant in respect of ten acres of

rice lands at Fredericksburg,
Wakenaam, Rio Essequibo,
and thus entitled to the pro-
tection of the Rice Farmers
(Security of Tenure) Ordi-
nance, No. 31 of 1956.
He averred that since No-
vember 14, 1969, the appellant,
without any lawful authority,
committed several acts of tres-
pass by barring and barricading
his rice lands thus effectively
preventing him from reaping the
1970 spring crop which was es-
timated to yield 150 bags of
padi at $6.50 per bag = $975.00.
In addition, he claimed the sum
of $10, 000.00 as prospective

general damages.
In his defence, dated Janu-
ary 27, 1970, the appellant ex-
pressly denied that he was at
any time the landlord of the re-
spondent and he averred that
the Magistrate had no jurisdic-
tion to entertain the claim.
Before the learned
Magistrate, Counsel for the

Wrongly found landlord

liable for damages for trespass -



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appellant submitted in limine
(I) that the plaint was bad in
law and could not be
entertained because this would
mean that the Court would be
exercising a jurisdiction under
Section 51 (1) of the Ordinance
which, under section 11
thereof, was within the
exclusive jurisdiction of the
Assessment Committee set up
under the said Ordinance and
(2) the Court had no
jurisdiction to hear and
determine the matter.
Counsel cited Small v.
Saul and Saul (1965) 8 WJLR.
351 in support of his argu-
ments. The learned Magis-
trate overruled the submis-
sions and proceeded to take
evidence from the parties and
their respective witnesses.
At the close of the case for
the appellant, his Counsel reit-
erated that there was no proof,
in the absence of documentary
evidence such as a receipt, that
any relationship of landlord and
tenant existed between the par-
ties and he requested the Court
to decline jurisdiction in view of
the unsatisfactory evidence of
the respondent.
In reply, counsel for the re-
spondent submitted that all ten-
ancies in relation to rice lands
are re-statutory tenancies and
that trespass had been estab-
lished by the appellant and his
On July 10, 1970, the Mag-
istrate gave decision in favouriof
the respondent and awarded
him damages, costs and
counsel's fee in the total sum of
$1, 218.50.
Chief Justice Bollers, who
had delivered the judgment on
behalf of the Court, had said, "
In the appeal before us, Mr.
Doodnauth Sing submitted that
the Respondent's claim was
based chiefly upon trespass and
upon that basis the learned
Magistrate had no jurisdiction
since it was necessary, apriori,
for the respondent to establish
satisfactorily the factum of ten-
ancy which under the Ordi-
nance, can only be done by an
Assessment Committee and this,
clearly, has not been done in
this matter.
Mr. Brotherson, in reply,
submitted that the lands were
undisputably rice lands; and
when the evidence is
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With a flair all their

own, from oshen

nn Cummings choosing 'Goshen' as She thought of God's people in captivity in Ancient Egypt,
the name for her Exclusive Style with the darkness of their captors' multi-deity civilization all
creations was done after much around them, and of God's people themselves in Goshen, where
relations there was light.
cogitation. And so from the very outset, Ann sought to imbue her work
with the sparkle and zest of a designer who works in the light,
assured of her talent, and driven by a sustained sense of accom-
-.The thing is that she has succeeded.
Ann's Exclusive Styles have a flair all their own, coruscating
confections of fabric painting and spangles and sequins, at times
frilly and evanescent, and at other times sedate and elegant.
SShe constructs her pieces from all sorts of fabric,
from the lowliest satin, which some use for making
drapes, to plush brocades for regal bridal dresses and
S dall that.
The thing is that Ann, as a girl, never thought of becoming a
designer. -V
She wanted to be a lawyer.
SBut then Marjorie Jones must have sensed her designer
bent and lured her in that direction.
She spent two years as a Jones prot6g6e. By the time Ms.
s w rutilred from the hectic business, she had passed on all she
knew to a willing Ann, and she even worked with Ann for a whiie.
Today, from her establishment in Campbellville, Georgetown,
Ann turns out sartorial fineries for bridal parties and for shows
and competitions, fashioning outfits replete with the multi-eth-
nic motifs that represent our multi-ethnic society
., She melds Indian and African accents into her work, and even
throws in European retention as the spirit leads.
She is not new to designing costumes for national and other
Her designs for a mother and daughter at last May's
Mother's Day to-do won her a first prize
She is also into interior designing, creating drapes for those
seeking an exclusive and tasteful ambience, and she would now
and then lend a hand at office decorating for discriminating busi-
ness people.
On her drawing board at the moment, Ann is toying with an
elaborate show with themes from the Bible, from creation to the
resurrection, with sequences portraying various dress styles of
the periods falling between these two high points.
An ambitious undertaking, but then Ann is up to the
challenge and is sure to have it come off with a bang.

Preserving the historic

East Lothian building...

... with its hordes of bats, antique

furniture and mild-mannered ghosts

By Clifford Stanley
A number of prominent citizens some in the private sector are making what could be a last-ditch effort to save
the historic East Lothian building, a sprawling wooden farmhouse No.3 Village, Corentyne.
A relative of the Fraser family, which owns the building, has confirmed that the family had agreed to hand it over to M,
the National Trust for preservation as an historic asset.
The donation includes the acreage of land on which the building stands.
East Lothian is one of the few remaining examples in East Berbice of the elegance of wooden architecture in colonial
times. -
With its towers and distinctly colonial architectural style, the building has been a landmark on the Corentyne Coast ...
since 1925. Those interested in preserving the structure are worried that its time is running out.
The house was erected on a 10,000 acre spread of the then East Lothian Estate Lower Corentvne around 1923, and .
at first boasted one hundred windows. '.
One window had to be closed though, sources said, reducing the amount to ninety nine.
This window had to be walled up because of the Queen's Law which stipulated that only the residence of the
Queen should have one hundred windows and more.
Details on the original ownership of East Lothian are still to be obtained, but reliable sources say that it
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Maybe you want to lose a few
pounds or protect your heart from
disease or keep your bones strong
and your joints limber. Walking can
do all this and more.

immune-enhancing effects. Indeed, other studies show that long
bouts of intense exercise like an hour of pavement-pounding, heavy-
breathing running can actually suppress your immune system and
make you more susceptible to infection.
This brings up a question that I often hear from fellow
walkers: When you're under the weather, should you continue
your walking program or take off a few days until you feel
better? One expert recommends this rule of thumb: If you
have a headache or runny nose, or if you're sneezing, you're

okay to walk as long as your temperature is normal. In cases
of fever, sore throat, or coughing, you should rest until your
symptoms subside.
Even if you feel well enough to continue walking, skip the mara-
thons, races, and fun walks for the time being unless you have your
doctor's okay to participate.

Gaining Ground Against Cancer
If walking has a beneficial effect on the immune system, then
might it have some protective effect against any type of cancer?
The research so far seems promising.
In one study, laboratory rats were given a chemical that
induces breast cancer. Half of the rats were put in cages that
allowed them free access to an exercise wheel. The rats could
run on the wheel any time they got the urge, and they did so
frequently. Compared with the rats that didn't have a wheel,
those that did developed one-third fewer cases of breast cancer.
What's more, their tumors appeared much later.
Exercise in general keeps cropping up as a factor in cancer
prevention and treatment. Scientists don't yet understand how
exercise might deter tumors, but they do know that people who
work out regularly seem to get cancer less often than those who
For instance, three separate population studies found that
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Gotta get it all!

By Maggie Spilner, Runner's World

Whether you're just starting a walking
program or you're already a regular
walker, your health likely played a
role in your decision to get fit.
Maybe you want to lose a few pounds or protect
your heart from disease or keep your bones strong
and your joints limber. Walking can do all this and
But when we talk about walking for health, we must look be-
yond the physical benefits. After all, health is a rich fabric spun
from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual threads. If one of
these threads becomes frayed for any reason, it can weaken the
entire fabric. What you eat, how much you sleep, how you handle
your personal and professional relationships, how you view the
world and your place in it all of these things influence whether or
not you feel vital and strong. They also have a real impact on your
The same can be said of walking. It supports health in every
sense physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It enriches
and balances your life. And it just plain makes you feel good. No
wonder the Greek physician Hippocrates deemed walking to be
"man's best medicine."
Boosting Immunity, One Step at a Tune
To get a complete picture of how walking supports good health,
you must start at the cellular level. A daily walk keeps certain cells
your immune cells tuned up for action, ready to whip viruses and
battle bacteria. In fact, some experts believe that walking may be
one of your best weapons for fighting off infection and disease and
getting on the road to recovery fast.
Strong statement? Maybe. But a number of studies have
shown that a moderate walk not only relieves the stress that
may trigger or aggravate an illness but also stimulates your
immune system, your body's main defense against disease. In
one such study, a 45-minute walk (about 3 miles) increased
the activity of certain immune cells by about 57 percent. The
cells' activity level returned to normal about 3 hours after the
Now researchers don't know for sure whether walking can make
you heal faster, but some studies suggest that people who walk
consistently develop fewer illnesses'than people who are seden-
tary. The ac t walking amodeate actity may be key to its

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I didn't know where I am going, I told the maxi-
taxi bus driver taking me from Piarco Airport
into the Trinidadian capital Port of Spain. After
I cleared immigration, the hotel where I was
to stay during my one week visit early this month
was all filled up.
I'll tell you when to stop", I told her.
I chose the village of Tunapuna, on the Eastern Main Road. It
had. I noticed as the bus passed and I called the driver to let me out,
... I~ .... k... .- .... .t.-.. .. .-...a t'nsXnl mn 'v'tinoc
a markectmand touses. ii l. supia o'. t.,S faro .., .- -".--
around. It was Trinidad and.Tobago and the capital could wait.
"Any guest house in town T' I asked the clerk Derek at a store
with no name selling DVD movies. Of the two across the main high-
way; one was closed while the other was a reasonably good shape
at TT$250 per night (One US dollar equals six TT dollars) includ-
ing cable TV and fan.
A pleasant two days was spent there reading, walking around
neighborhoods in the sunset cool and eating at the ubiquitous Chi-
nese restaurants and generally relaxing. Derek helped with local knowl-
edge and changed US currency into the TT dollars which the guest
house proprietor would, strangely, only accept.
Guest houses in Trinidad from what I experienced appear to
be a special type. Aside from high water marks such as at Carnival
time, tourism is not as a big economic sector (oil and chemicals
are) as in some of the Eastern Caribbean islands like Barbados. So
guest house owners appear to have a large local clientele.
Is it because "Trinis" like holidaying at home rather than
overseas ? When I went to the office to inquire about rates at
another guest house in Carenage a twenty minute drive west
of the capital along the shores of the Gulf of Paria, I was told
the rooms were rented by the hour. I said that's okay, but the
front desk employee, whose Barbadian accent I recognized (she
had spent many years in Trinidad) agreed to accept a sum for a
24 hour stay as the norm in other countries.
I also found it strange that the bed, which I wanted to shift
slightly so I could get reading light from a window, was bolted to the
floor. After sunset, and I had come back from a walk along the bay
and supper, the moaning of the women started The night manager
proprietor rapped on doors shouting "Time up !". And a man dragged
a metal galvanized pail and mop through the corridor. It was impos-
sible to fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning. One night
was enough for me.
Apparently, as I realized, such a "guest house" is the only place
where couples can get some privacy time together. Looking back
on the Tunapuna stay at the larger place, I wondered why there
were so many couples, including middle- aged men milling around in
the lobby, but they had put me in a room far from them..
When I last visited Trinidad 20 years or so ago, there was a vi-
brant Bed and Breakfast Association. Trinidadians with large homes
who wanted to rent out one to three rooms registered with it. I stayed
at one of them near the famous Queen's Park Savannaih. This fine
system which gave Trinidadian home owners a chance for extra in-
come and visitors reasonably priced accommodation seems to have
fallen apart over the years.
On my recent visit- I found another Bed and Breakfast place in
a really wonderful old house in: a western suburb It was twenty
minutes walking distance to center of town. though you could hop
in the frequent route taxis (regular cars which take five people maxi-
mum, with one driver stuck in traffic telling me everr hour these
days is rush hour".
The room at the Gingerbread House costs US$25 dollars
per night. .The guest book had names from all over the world
including Japan and Australia. The twin island republic of 13
million people also has some excellent hotels.
In Carenage I wanted, as an amateur wooden boat builder, to
see what boat building was going on there. There was none in the
area a fishing boat owner told me. except for repairs. A fiberglass
30 foot pirogue \va< being repainted under a shed. The boats are all
built of that long lasting and less costly to maintain material. They


were made in the Chaguaramas area, the former US naval facility
farther along the road to the west. The traditional Trinidadian pirogue
is derived from the Amerindian canoe.
"Some areas of Carenage can get rough, boy. You see me ? I
would be careful going there" former Guyana Honorary Consul
Latchmi Persaud told me as we drank Trinidad- made Carib beer (a
nice smooth taste, not bad at all ) with some shrimp/vegetables and
fried rice Chinese food (I never did get tired of it while in Trinidad)
at a restaurant on what he called "The Trinidad Sheriff Street" strip
in the capital.. "Sash (Sawh) when he was alive used to come with
us to hang out here," Latch told me.)
Over at the Guyana Consulate, I pay a courtesy call on the
present Consnl, Ernie Ross. Trinidad has over 50,000 Guyanese na-
tionals there and the Consulate is busy. I met the hard working DeiMisc
at her desk. She has been there for over 20 years..
Trinidad, as I got into Port of Spain and other outly-
ing towns, has some cheap movie DVDs. Three for TT$25
(US$4) !. At that price, employees' sales pitch of "All origi-
nals, pardner All originals !" lost some credibility. In
Arima, a north central town about 25 kilometres east of
the capital, I went into a shop to look around.. Hundreds
of covers only were on the walls. The employees appear
to simply burn the movies from the computer in a back
room as they are ordered and give you in a plain enve-
lope. Were they being pirated ? Are the movie's writers,
actors and others associated with production, losing out
on royalties in any copyright infringements?
One Saturday, I took a maxi-taxi (similar to mini buses in
Guyana but slightly larger and better laid out on the inside )
to Chaguaramas. During World War II in the 1940s, my
Guyanese father came from Georgetown to Trinidad and en-
listed in the Southern Caribbean forces stationed there.. As I
walked away from the public park, I looked around at some
of the former US armed forces buildings. One is a giant hangar
which once housed seaplanes to hunt down German subma-
rines that preyed on tankers and freighters carrying much needed
war supplies from Trinidad and Guyana. It is now deservedly
maintained and occupied by the Trinidad Coast Guard.
As I walked by, I daydreamed in the afternoon sun and saw my
father as a young man walking up the road in his khaki uniform
laughing with his comrades (perhaps walking to the drinking estab-
lishments and being with the girls in the Point Cumana area of
Carenage as they sang Lord Invader's still memorable WWII ca-

lypso "Rum and Coca Cola")..
Trinidadians are generally friendly, as with peoples worldwide.
The newspaper man, Michael Crappi, at the bus terminal gave me
25 cent pieces for the pay phones.
On an afternoon bus ride to the southern town of San Fernando
(on a brand new Brazilian made bus !) the passenger next to me
wished I would enjoy the rest of my stay.
I wanted to try the Trinidadian snack "Shark and Bake",
made of shark meat and spices and bread.. I went to a couple
roadside stands but couldn't find any. One snack I did find (from
a two man operation with a small table on the sidewalk) was
what Trinis called "Doubles." It was channa and spices in a
sort of puffy roti. Not bad at all, though you have to tell ven-
-G _-liu' .'.C. h t S. :C t nut on Mine was hot! I was hesi-
tant to buy from such vendors after a terrible stomach pain
experience in another island.. I got a bit worried when I passed
the same vendor on another day. He was sort of hiding (from
health inspectors ?) up in a corner in parking lot yet people
were still lining up to buy this popular snack. But nothing hap-
pened to me.
One day, while shopping for a gift on George Street parallel to
the main bustling Frederick Street, I heard a banging I found steel
pan maker Winston Thorne making a tenor steel pan at the head-
quarters of the Blue Diamond Steel Orchestra. He was, he explained,
"sinking" or "stretching" the top with a three pound mallet. The
next stage would be the tuner. The steel pan, made from recycled oil
drums, was the only non-electronic musical instrument invented dur-
ing the last century and is linked with Trinidad and Tobago as much
as Brian Lara is.
"How all you in Barbados and Guyana?. I don't mind you tak-
ing photos at all. I have a job to do. This pan is one of a set ordered
by a church group in Barbados. I have to sink down six inches. Still
a way to go ," said a helpful and friendly Mr.Thorne as he pounded
away with his mallet.
I enjoyed my pleasant one week holiday in Trinidad.


HARD-WORKING Denise at the Guyana Consulate in Port-of-Spain.


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More than six years ago a water fluoridation expert from Canada arrived in this coun-
try to conduct a study, among other things, to provide Guyanese with fluoride in the
water supply system.
Nearly 100 countries already have some degree of water fluoridation. And the international
community, as well as the Government of Guyana, believed it was time we applied fluoride to
our potable water system. The presence of optimal levels of fluoride in drinking water, whether
naturally or adjusted, results in an inhibition of tooth decay by 50 percent or more.
It is well established
I that dental caries is a disease
g involving the dissolution of
enamel byacids homIbacte- f __
rial plaque, and that disso-A d v i es
I lution is obstructed by the
mechanisms by which fluo-
ride increases caries resistance may arise from both systemic (through ingestion) and topical appli-
cation. These include elevated enamel protection and rate of malnutrition, remineralisation of early
lesions, interference with bacteria, and improved teeth morphology (shape).
Fluoride combines with a mineral compound on the surface of the teeth to form
fluorapatite which is far more resistant to the acid attack launched by the bacteria in
plaque. Fluoride gel, some mouth rinses and even toothpaste (with MFP) can bestow
the beneficial effect of lowering the solubility of the enamel. The enamel absorbs fluo-
ride like a sponge absorbs water.
Usually, the concentration of one unit for every million units of drinking water is suffi-
cient to provide optimal benefits if the person drinks an average of two to four pints a day.
While everyone with natural teeth would benefit from water fluoridation, the older the teeth
the less are the advantages derived from fluoride. This implies that fluoride ingested even be-
fore eruption has occurred and applied topically soon after the teeth appear, would confer the
greatest attributes of this substance. So, for many of my young patients, I make available
fluoride gel with suitable application mouth trays.
The fluoride used in dentistry is chemically related to common table salt, except
that it is tasteless. Like table salt it is a salt, it is linked to sodium and its major com-
ponent belongs to the same group (fluorine, chlorine, bromine). A very small amount
can be found naturally in greens and meat A balanced diet would furnish enough of
the element for tissue construction and maintenance. But this amount cannot protect
the teeth from decay..
Because no one can dispute the importance of prevention, and because fluoride is the only
single item which can guarantee significant reduction in the incidence of dental caries, it is prob-
ably the best thing that has ever happened for dentistry. But what is even more dramatic is
that no other medical agent is known to modem civilization that has the ability to impact so
tremendously on mankind's health and well-being, and at the same time be so cost effective.
In fact, the use of fluoride either in potable water, flour, milk or mouth rinse is so common
that it has become an integral part of the national health programme in almost every country in
the world.
We Guyanese look forward eagerly to the day when we would join the rest of the
world in having widespread use of fluorine as part of our national public health
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Tender documents can be uplifted from the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and
Social Security, 1 Water & Cornhill Streets at the cost of $2,000 each during working

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing" no identity of the tenderer
on the outside. The envelope must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner:
Printing of 2008 Old Age Pension and Public Assistance Coupon Booklets.

Valid Certificate of Compliance from the Commissioner-General of the Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA) arnd National Insurance Scheme (NIS) must be submitted
with the tender.

Tenders must be addressed to: The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

Tenders must be deposited in the Tender box located at the above address not later
than 08:45h on Tuesday, July 3,2007.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00h on Tuesday, July 3,2007.

Trevor Thomas
Permanent Secretary

6/22/2007, 4:27 PM

Support to the Low Income Housing Sector
No. 8/ACP/GUA/015




Tender No. 8/ACPIGUA/015-TW04/2005

1. The Government of Guyana has received a financing Grant from the
8' European Development Fund towards the cost of a Low Income
Housing Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract for
Civil Works at Glasgow, East Bank Berbice
(Region 6).
2. The EU/Low Income Housing Programme (hereinafter called "the
Employer") now invites Construction Firms to submit sealed bids for the
following tender:

1. Construction of Roads, Drains, Culverts and Water Supply
Network at Glasgow, East Bank Berbice. -

3. Construction Firms may obtain further information and inspect the
Bidding Documents for their eligibility to participate at the Office of
EU/LIHP, Central Housing & Planning Authority, Ministry of Housing and
Water, 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place, Stabroek, Georgetown,
from Monday, June 25, 2007.

4. The Bidding Documents can be purchased with completion of the tender
document request form available at the EU/LIHP office and upon
payment of a non-reimbursable fee of ten thousand Guyana dollars
(G$10,000.) per tender. The method of payment will be Manager's
cheque payable to the EU/Low Income Housing Programme. It will
not be necessary to make the request in person to receive a complete
set of Bidding Documents, since these can be sent by mail or e-mail to:

EUILow Income Housing Programme
(LIHP)Central Housing & Planning Authority41
Brickdam & United Nations Place,
Georgetown, Guyana

5. Bids must be delivered to the Tender Box in the Office of the address
below on or before 9 am on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 and must be
accompanied by a Bid Security of at least $4,777,000 GYD. The
Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before
the time and date specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be
rejected and returned unopened.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those
Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at 09.00 hours on
Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at the office of:

The Chairman,
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Western back building
Ministry of Finance,
Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit an IRD Compliance
indicating that the Bidder has met his/her Income Tax obligations for the
three (3) years immediately preceding the year of tender, and an NIS
Compliance indicating that the Bidder has met his/her obligations for the
month immediately preceding the month of tender.

8. Closing date for the purchase of tenders is July 17, 2007.

9. A mandatory site visit is arranged for July12, 2007.

Central Housing & Planning Authority
EU/Low Income Housing Programme

Sup" yeronic ,June 2, 27

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Pagl Day SCbday ChronsertticledJune 2,0

"Desertification and

Climate Change


- One global Challenge"

Hello Readers,

This week we resume our
regular articles on environ-
mental topics of interest.
For the past six weeks, our
column focused on a Picture
Colouring and Interpreta-
tion competition. The compe-
tition focused on Climate
Change in keeping with the
theme for World Environ-
ment Day 2007. This week
we will look at World Day to
Combat Desertification and
Drought (WDCDD).

The Origin of WDCDD
WDCDD is celebrated
every year on June 17, all

over the world. This day
highlights the urgent need to
limit the process of deserti-
fication. It also reinforces on
the international environmen-
tal agenda the seriousness of
the Drylands issue and its
impact on millions of people
who live in these Regions and
depend on them for survival.
WDCDD also marks the
anniversary of the adoption
of the United Nations Con-
vention to Combat Desertifi-
cation (CCD). This is one of
three major Conventions ini-
tiated in 1992 at the UN
Conference on Environment
and Development (UNCED),
held in Rio de Janiero, Bra-
zil. Guyana is a party to this
Convention having ratified it

in 1997.

Causes of
The CCD defines desertifi-
cation as "land degradation in
arid, semi-arid and dry sub-hu-
mid areas". From this defini-
tion, it is clear that desertifica-
tion is not about the advancing
of deserts but rather is the pro-
cess of land degradation. This is
associated with human activity
and, therefore, can often be pre-
vented or controlled by human
effort. Rising temperatures, par-
ticularly in Africa, are exacerbat-
ing the problem of desertifica-
tion and threatening to make it
much worse. Factors such as
poverty, political instability,
over-cultivation, population,

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cash crops. deforestation, and
overgrazing and poor irrigation
practices can all contribute to
desertification. Desertification
really happens as people use
drylands for their livelihoods.
However, dryland ecosystems
are very vulnerable to over-ex-
ploitation and inappropriate
land use.

Significance of
this year's theme
"Desertification and Cli-
mate Change One Global Chal-
lenge", this year's theme, high-
lights the interconnections be-
tween climate change and deser-
tification. This day will draw
attention to the significant ben-
efits of an integrated approach
to tackling these two major en-
vironmental challenges. These
two intertwining issues seri-
ously threaten the World's abil-
ity to reach the Millennium De-
velopment Goals by 2015.
The UNCCD is the only

internationally recognized,
legally binding instrument
that addresses the problem of
land degradation in the
drylands, and which has
membership of 191 countries.
It plays a key role in global
efforts to eradicate poverty,
achieve sustainable
development and reach the
Millennium Development
Goals, in particular with
regard to the eradication of
extreme poverty. As we
approach the halfway stage in
the timetable for achieving
these goals, the need to fully
implement the Convention is
becoming increasingly
It is important to note that
arid and semi-arid zones are
home to over two billion people
and cover more than 40 percent
of the planet's surface. Culti-
vated areas represent only
10 percent. We must thus com-
bat desertification by meeting

the key challenges of these enor-
mous zones: which include:
variations in climate, deforesta-
tion. overgrazing, monoculture
(growing a single type of crop
e.g. corn. rice, etc). and poor ir-
rigation practices.

Effects of
Land degradation is
mainly due to drought and
poor resource management. It
can lead to food insecurity,
water shortages, mass migra-
tion, and conflicts over access
to natural resources. In the
developing world, the rural
poor directly depend on these
resources and are the first to
suffer the consequences of
land degradation. They lack
modern sources of energy and
are ill prepared to withstand
climate change. .They often
have no choice but to deplete
Please turn to page XIX




Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified
nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member
States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community
to fill the abovementioned position within the CARICOM
Single Market and Economy (CSME) Unit with assigned duty
station in Barbados.

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

Full details of this position may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's web page at

Applications with full curriculum details, including
nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational
qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or
expertise, ,language proficiency, list of professional
publications, three referees (at least two of whom must be
familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant
information, should be sent to the Adviser, Human Resource
Management, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen,
Greater Georgetown,' Guyana or by email to

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from
6 July 2007.

PPige xvI

Sunday Chronicle June 24, 2007


Sunda Chfnicl Jun 24,2007 Pan XVI







A s we embrace the
challenges of
climate change,
the ability to
ensure ample supply 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.

Fruits, vegetables and tu-
bers begin to spoil when they
are reaped. Spotlage caused by
enzymes, micro-organisms and'
physical damage can be pre-
vented by an appropriate pre-
drying treatment. Pre-treatment
also softens the tissue enabling
the food to, dry quickly.
For most produce, the pre-
drying treatment is optional and
is usually used as a holding/stor-
age strategy in periods of glut
for future use. In some produce,
however, the treatment is essen-
tial for retarding microbial
growth and preventing spoilage
during drying.
Blanching involves subject-
ing produce to boiling or near
boiling water temperatures for
short periods.
Blanching by immersion has
the advantage of having com-
paratively large amounts of ma-
terial being processed at any
one time. However, a high level
of soluble solids or sugars can,
be leached into the water from
the vegetables which may re-
duce the nutritional content or
render the dried food less attrac-
tive. Steam blanching produces
a more attractive dried product
and is often preferred to water
blanching because there is a
small loss of nutrient by leach-
ing. In some vegetables, the dried
product has an enhanced stor-
age life.
Steaming or water blanching
is an essential step for prepar-
ing nearly all vegetables for dry-
ing. Blanching inactivates en-
zymes that cause adverse
changes in product quality, re-
duces bacterial contamination,
reduces bulk by removing tissue
gasses and opens the tissue to
allow for faster drying.
Chemical Preservatives
Chemical preservatives may
be used on some products to
improve colour and shelf life.
However, it is important to con-
sider the health aspects of con-

sumers when choosing a chemi-
cal preservative.
Sulphur Dioxide
The most common preser-
vative used is sulphur dioxide.
There are mandatory limits on
how much sulphur dioxide can
be used, as this. leaves residues
in the final product. If the dried
product is intended for export,
the possibility of national regu-
lations to limit the use of this
chemical should be considered
as. in some countries the pres-
ence of sulphur dioxide is not
Salt Solution
A salt solution is a simple
and a temporary treatment to
prevent browning. Produce is
usually soaked for 5 to 10 min-
utes, drained and then dried.
Syrup Blanching
Fruits can be blanched in a
60 % syrup solution to. preserve
colour and flavour. The produce
which is syrup blanched has the
disadvantage of taking a longer
period to dry to the final prod-
Ascorbic/Citric Acid
Ascorbic acid can also be

used- but is less satisfactory in
preventing discoloration than ei-
ther sulphur dioxide or syrup
blanching. However, when used
in combination with these two
methods, ascorbic performs sat-
There are various methods
of applying sugar to raw mate-
rial. The simplest is to apply a
dusting of fine sugar grains just
before drying. This may help to
retard browning and give the
product a sweet coating.
Fruit pieces can also be
dipped into a concentrated
syrup. solution. This will result
in the movement of water out
of the fruit, a process called os-
mosis. At the same time, a small
amount of sugar will penetrate
the fruit tissue. This process
will proceed until an equilibrium
point is reached.
Immersing fruit in a concen-
trated sugar solution will en-
courage the removal of water to
over 50 % of the initial fruit
weight. This will automatically
reduce the load on the dryer. It
should be noted, however, that
the product obtained using this
process will be different to that
obtained when drying is done
without the osmotic method.
Some of the advantages of
including this osmotic step in


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified Manufacturers and


Boom Sprayer
Filter Mud Applicator
LowGrade RockPhosphateApplicator
Planting Trailer
Chisel Tine

Closing Date --r Tenderwill be nurday, July 12 207

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from Purchasing Manager-
Field atthe address belowfrom Monday June 25,2007: -

Matenals Management Department
Ogle Estate
Ogle, EastCcas: De'erara.
Telephone 52-2'2-3161,3162
Fax 592-222-33^

the drying process include:
1) During osmosis the ma-
terial is not subjected to a high
temperature over an extended
time, so heat damage to colour
and flavour are minimized
2) A high concentration of
sugar surrounding the
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Tarachand Balgobin
Malcolm Bristol
Egbert Vandenburg
Roulette Bacchus

Mary C. Haywood
Norma P. Harris
Vondell Nelson
Violet A. Quallis
Aleane Sampson
Mukesh Sheokumar
Clarissa Pique
Currell Franklin
Andrea Wilson
Sonja D. Fraseir
Rayon Morain
Alvin Crawford
Winston Pugsley
Walter Darrell
Marc Anthony Stewart
Tracey Porter
Petro Smith

Ruth Henry
Selwyn A. Thomas
Olivia Lucius
Monty Jones
Ron Thomas
Dunston Lampkin


The GQana Soar Corporation inc. invites minreested paines to tenrer for the suppy of

Greenheart Piles and Hardwood.

Cl.., ) j.: .: T:.,d.: K :Thursday.Julyl9.2007.

Please contact : ,.i \rm aner-eneal inunediatel to purchase and ,i:t Tender

SLphone. 592r222-m0 i3 o 12


104 Mon Repos HiS, East Coast Dem o
5 Catherine Village. Mahaicony, E. C. Dem
Kwakwani Park, Berbice River
Apt 4 Multilateral Compound, Blueberry Hill,
Wismar, Linden
102 Govt. Compound, Christianburg, Linden
'F' Sublot 'H' Bent St. Wortmanville, Gtown
67 'H' Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden
38 Seaforth St. CampbeIIville, G/town
242 Blueberry Hill. Wismar. Linden
8, No. 64 Village. Corentyne, Berbice
102 Half Mile Wismar, Linden
195 Half Mile Wismar, Linden
39 First Street Silvertown, Wismar. Linden
23 Silvercity Wismar, Linden
263 Blueberry Hill. Wismar, Linden
Smythfield, New Amsterdam, Berbice
8 Temple Rd, Ogle Front, E. C. Dem
47 First Street, Slivertown Wismar. Linden
Manchester Village. Corentyne, Berbice
177 Middle St. Silvertown, Wismar, Linden
11 Section 'C' Christianburg, Wismar, Linden
91 Lesbeholden South, Black Bush Polder. C/tyne,
56 Stanleytown. New Amsterdam, Berbice
Pine Ground, Mahaicony River, E.C. Dem
90 Section 'B* Non Pariel. E.C. Dem
157 One Mile Wismar, Linden
525 Banyaballi St. Retrieve, Linden
67 'H' Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden
119 Amelia's Ward. Linden

'222007 4:32 PM

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

Sunday- Chmrnicle June,:24,-2007.

Paze XV

Page XVIII SuYlday 'Chrdnicle Jifn~ 24, 2007

Magistrate who

usurped function ...

From page X

considered, then the only possible inference that the
learned Magistrate could have come to was that a yearly
tenancy had been created in respect thereto. -. ------
After perusing the arguments on both sides and the cases
cited, the Chief Justice explained, "Having regard to the provi-
sions of the Ordinance and the relevant authorities quoted, it is
dear, we feel, that a Magistrate does have jurisdiction and is, in
lact. the proper forum to award damages for trespass in rela-
on to rice lands even though the amount claimed is in excess
I ihe statutory limit of $250.00 videe section 51 (4) on this

"But it is cqul, clear that he can only do so where the
..111 of tecnanc\ has first been satisfactorily established be-
the competent iorum. viz: the Assessment Committee for
fca in which the rice lands are situated.
"Clearly, this has not been done in this matter. Mr.
rotherson's submission that having regard to the undis-
,uted fact that the lands are rice lands and that from the
evidencee itself the learned Magistrate was entitled to draw
lie infer fence that a yearly tenancy had been created in
respect thereto, is surely an untenable proposition", the
President of the Court had said.
He added, "As we see it, it is for the Assessment Commit-
tee to decide the question of tenancy of rice lands and, accord-
ingly, in this matter, the learned Magistrate was clearly acting
outside the scope of his authority when he.foupd as stated by
him in his Memorandum of reasons for decision.
"1I found as a fact from the evidence that the defendant who
denied being the plaintiff's landlord at the trial, was in fact his
landlord, and did have a transaction with the plaintiff as alleged
by the letter which pointed to and was related to.his tenancy
of the rice lands in question".
Before allowing the appeal and setting aside the Magistrate's
order, the C.J. declared, "What has really happened here is
that the respondent has based is claim on an action for damages
for trespass based upon a contract of tenancy and the leaned
Magistrate, in such circumstances, had no jurisdiction to pro-
ceed to hear and determine the matter.
"What he should have done was to have put the matter down
sine die pending an investigation by the Assessment Conmmit-
tee into the question whether there was a valid tenancy existing
between the parties". the judgment disclosed.


From page XVII
material prevents discoloration by enzymatic or oxidative
browning. A good colour can be obtained in the dried product
without chemical treatments.
3) As water is removed by osmosis, some of the fruit acid is
removed along with it. This lower acid content, combined with the
-small-amount of sugar-added to-the fruit during osmosis, produces-
a blander and sweeter product than that which is ordinary dried.

Some of the disadvantages include:

1) A thin film of sugar is left on the surface of the fruit after
drying which may be undesirable. However. this can be removed
by a quick soaking in water.
2) The process produces a dilute syrup as a by-product which
can be strengthened by adding more sugar for further use in the
next process. This can become too complicated when including this
3) Sugar may be too cxpensi\ e

Another method of introducing sugar is to immerse the
fruit pieces in boiling syrup for a few minutes. This will re-
sult in a change in the texture of the fruit and a hard gel will
form on the surface. A partially candied fruit product can be
made in this fashion which can then be dried. Care should be
taken not to immerse the fruit in the syrup for too long as
this will encourage extensive browning. Also, if overripe fruit
is used, it will disintegrate in the syrup.

Solar Drying

Most fruits, vegetables and tubers can be satisfactorily dried
using a solar cabinet drier. During the initial stages of drying it is
essential to ensure that there is no condensation of water inside the
drier. Condensation is caused by insufficient airflow and the opera-
tor should ensure that the air intake and outlet vents are sufficiently
wide open to prevent this from happening. Increased airflow in-
side the cabinet will reduce the temperature. However, it is impor-
tant to note that the initial drying phase is more dependent than on
airflow than high temperatures.

Loading the Drying Trays

It is important not to overload the trays and to allow space
between the pieces of food for air circulation. The drying should
provide enough heat to remove water from the food but not to cook
it. There must be enough air movement to remove this water from
the dryer when placing large pieces of food in a single layer on

* *

trays not more than 1-2 cm deep. Pitted-or sectioned fruits should
be placed cut side up on the tray to hold the natural juice that is
released during the initial stages of the drying process.

Drying Temperature and Time

At the beginning of driving the temperature should not be too
high to prevent-'case hardening"-o-the tissues. Case hardened-prod-
ucts become tough and dry. dehydrate poorly and lose flavour and
nutrients. The temperature for most of the drying period should be
high enough to inhibit spoilage organisms and to remove the mois-
ture from the food at an efficient rate. The food should be turned
or stirred regularly to ensure even drying and to preventing "clump-
ing". When most of the water has been removed, the food becomes
heat sensitive and prone to scorching. At this point, the tempera-
lure should be lowered and the food inspected and stirred regu-
Dehydration time depends on shape and thickness of the food.
moisture content. pre-drying tlrcinmeni, dryer load. dryer humiid-
ity. lemperalure and rate of air venting.

Assessment of Drying

With so much variation in thlle efficiency of food dryers and
drying conditions, exact drying times for products cannot be accu-
rately specified. Instead, characteristics such as appearance and tex-
ture are used to give an estimation of drying time completion. To
test food for dryness. remove a piece from the drier and allow it to
cool to room temperature before inspecting texture and appearance.
Vegetables are usually dried to less than 5 % moisture and fruits
to less than 20 %. Dried vegetables are usually brittle, tough, crum-
bly and crisp. Adequately dried fruits are pliable, often leathery
with no evidence of surface moisture or juice. Most fruits lose their
stickiness except those with high sugar contents. A handful of dried
fruits when squeezed should separate into pieces and spring back
to its original shape when the pressure is released.

Packaging and Labeling

Packaging requirements for dried fruits are critical to prevent loss of
product quality after drying. Packaging materials vary with the product.
but basically the package should protect the product from contaminants
such as soil, water and air. The semi-moist products have particular pack-
aging requirements to prevent re-absorption of moisture. Moisture proof.
air proof sealed plastic poly / cellophane bags. with the product placed in
a protective box. may be used.
The package should then be properly labeled with the nec-
essary and required information according to the existing la-
beling standards as set out by the natural regulatory body.

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

A:i attractive compensation package inclusive of contributory
pension and medical scheme along with other benefits await the
successful candidate.

Send written Application & CV no later than 29th, June 2007 to:

The Recruitment Officer
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara
Tel- (592) 222 6030-41
Fax: (592) 222 6048



The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for the supply of:

Description: Fertiliser (SOA), part requirements
for 2007.

Closing Date: Thursday July 5,2007.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from Purchasing
Manager- Field at the address below from Monday 18thJu ne, 2007: -

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


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Page XVmII

' Sunday Chrlenicle JuLnre 24; 2007

Sundy Croncle une24,2007Pag XL


and Climate...

From page XVI
the soil and to carry on poverty.
Actions to Combat Desertification
The issue of land degradation need not only be addressed on an
international level, but also at national and community levels.
Guyana is not considered a dry land. However, the effects
of desertification are not necessarily restricted to dryland cont-
munities. Water scarcity in such areas for example, can have im-
plications for the cost and availability of food in other parts of
the world. Human activities all over the world contribute to Cli-
mate Change and hence to exacerbation of desertification.
As we grapple with the challenges of Climate Change in
Guyana, we need to evaluate our current land use management
and to implement measures to ensure that our lands remain fertile
and are able to carry out its other valuable services.
The problem of desertification is expected to worsen as
a result of Climate Change. Therefore we should be fully
aware of the consequences of our actions and do all that
we can to reduce these problems.

Join us next week as we continue to keep
you informed on environment matters that
should be of importance to of all of us.
You can also share your ideas and ques-
tions by sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT Division. Environ-
mental Protection Agency, IAST Building,
Turkeyen, UG Campus, GREATER
GEORGETOWN. Call us on 222-2277/222-
5784 or email us at or with questions
and comments.

men with physically demanding jobs, such as carpenters,
plumbers, gardeners, and mail carriers, are less prone to co-
lon cancer than men who sit all day. In another study, Harvard
University researchers determined that men who engage in
about an hour of vigorous activity every day reduce their risk
of prostate cancer by 47 to 88 percent. And researchers at the
University of Iowa Cancer Center in Iowa City found that
women over age 65, a group that accounts for 50 percent of all
breast cancer cases, are less likely to get the disease if they
exercise moderately. In fact, the more active these women are,
the lower their chances of being diagnosed with breast can-
While no one can say for certain that walking every day pro-
tects against all kinds of cancer, enough evidence has been uncov-
ered to persuade the American Cancer Society to recommend regu-
lar exercise as one possible way to reduce your risk. And if you or
someone you know is receiving treatment for cancer, walking may
be the ticket to a steady recovery and the speedy return of strength
and energy.
For example. walking may counteract the fatigue and weakness
that are associated with high-dose chemotherapy. Traditionally, pa-
tients have been told to rest to recuperate from chemo. But ex-
tended bed rest leads to loss of muscle strength and cardiovascular
fitness, which only worsens fatigue and weakness so much so that
they can linger for years after treatment. So a team of German re-
searchers tried a dil'fftent approach: They encouraged patients to
exercise regularly after completing chemotherapy. People had not
only more energy but also a more positive attitude toward recov-

_____________________________ _____________________________________________________



Project: Construction of Building at Mabaruma, Guyana
Lands and Surveys Commission,
Region No. 1


1. 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 within sixteen (16)

2. 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 Friday
between the hours of 8:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs at a non- refundable fee of five
thousand dollars ($5,000).

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 Box of the Guyana Lands and Surveys
Commission, 22 Upper Hadfield Street, Durban Backlands, Georgetown before
14:00 hrs on Wednesday, July 11, 2007.

4. Tenders will be opened at 14:00 hrs on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in the
presence of Tenderers who may wish to be present.

5. The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission reserves the right' accept or
reject any tender, and to annul the tendering process and reject a,! tenders, at
any time prior to the award of the Contract and are not necessar':- to make an
award to the lowest Tenderer, wt-':, .,,' h- ,, liab to the
Sfected Tenderer or Tendrers or any uou,, P the ted Tenderer
or Tenderers of the grou.,ds for the EmpQ,.. ... .

Andrew R. Bishop
Commissioner/ Chief Executive Officer




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.


1. Sealed tenders are invited from suitably experienced and qualified Land
Surveying Contractors or Sworn Land Surveyors for the execution of the
projects stated above.

2. The Tender Documents for each project may be uplifted from the cashier,
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, 22 Upper Hadfield Street,
D'Urban Backlands, Georgetown on Mondays to Fridays between the houi's
of 8:30 hrs and 16:00 hrs at a non- refundable fee of five thousand dollars
($5 000) each.

3. The completed Tender Documents should be placed in a sealed envelope
marked on the outside "TENDER FOR CADASTRAL SURVEYS,
BLOCK NO ...." 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 Box of the Guyana Lands and Survec s
Commission, 22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlands, Georgetown
before 14:00 hrs on Wednesday. July 11, 2007.

4. Tenders will be opened at 14:00 hrs on Wednesday. July 11, 2007 in the
presence of Tenderers who may wish to be present.

5. The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission reserves the right to accept o'
reject any tender, and to annul the tendering process and reject all
any time prior to the award of the Contract and are not necessarily to make
,1 o the lowest Tenderer. \\ i-out thereby incurring any liability to
ti Tenderer or ';ercis h !i'ation to inform the affected
TL -o niplo.-,, action.

Andr R. ,-
Con e

From page XI 1
The benefits of exercise for cancer patients are psycho-
logical as well as physical. One study of women being treated
for breast cancer showed that their levels of depression and
anxiety dropped dramatically after 10 weeks of regular exer-
cise 30 to 40 minutes, 4 days a week. This finding is espe-
cially encouraging because breast cancer survivors face a sig-
nificant risk of depression and anxiety.
What Else Can Walking Do for You?
To be sure, scientists have only begun to scratch the surface in
understanding the benefits of exercise not only for fighting cancer
and boosting immunity but also for enhancing all aspects of human
health. Interestingly, most studies of exercise use walking as the
activity of choice. And they have revealed some extraordinary in-
formation about what this most fundamental of workouts can do.
It supports weight loss and weight maintenance.
It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
It fends off diabetes by improving the body's ability 1o use
It eases the pain and stiffness of arthritis.
It keeps bones strong, which precvens osteoporosis.
In women, it relieves premenstrual and menopausal discomtl'orts.
It improves sleep.
It builds strength. flexibility, and stamina.
It enhances mental function.
It counteracts anger, depression, and anxiety.As oi '.tii
see, you have a lot to gain just front lacing up a pair ,l>\ illk-
ing shoes and putting one foot in front of the other.

Sunday Chronicle June 24, 2007

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Telephone: 220 2297 Fax: 220 2297


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

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

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English Language and at least one (1) Science subject Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics,
Agriculture Science or Integrated Science.
An equivalent qualification approvedby the school.
CXC General Proficiency Examination in four (4) subjects with Grades 1,11 orII.I- These subjects should
include Eng li sh. Mathematics and at least one (1) Science subject.
Passes in four (4) subjects GCE Ordinary Level with a minimum of Grade C or any qualification
considered by the Institution to be equivalent. *

CXC General Proficienc) Examination in four (4) subjects with Grades I, nIorll. These subjects should
include English. Mathematic- and at leastone(l)Science subject.
Passes in four (4) subjects GCE Ordinary Level with a minimum of Grade C or any qualification
considered b1 the Institution to be equivalent
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the historic

East Lothian


From centre

was the hub of large scale rice and cattle farming in. East
Berbice in the early and mid 20th century.
The Lower Corentyne estate and its imposing farmhouse was
also the bub of social activities during its heyday in the 1940s, 50s
and 60s.
"It was a big estate, some 10,000 acres of land." one knowl-
edgeable resident recalled.
Rice was cultivated in the estate surrounding the building in
the 1940s and 50s.
There was a rice factory near the house which worked "day
and night" during the 1950s, to supply rice for export
to the Caribbean. the resident recalled.
Lands to the north of the public road accommodated cattle oc-
casionally rounded up by cowboys for sale on the beef market.
Sunday were the days when everyone took a break for some
social hijinks.
At that time too, managers of the East Berbice sugar estates,
the elite of the Bookers Company in the then British Guiana, would
,drop in to drink whiskey, socialise and shop talk on issues related
to sugar production.
'"Frm around 4 p.m. you would see the cars coining up
the driwway to the house. The cars would park along the drive-
way, then the Bookers managers, each accompanied by his
'House Boy', would crowd into the hallway and the whiskey
and the gaffing and the laughter would start to flow," the resi-
dent sakl
The merriment would go on until around 9 or 10 p.m., then the
guests, some sober, some not so sober, depending on their pro-
clivities, would start to leave, the old timer related.
The sound of car engines, starting up, the bright glare of
headlamps, the slamming car doors, muffled hilarious laughter, and
goodbyes "'until next week" are some vivid recollections of Sunday
evenings during the at East Lothian heyday.
The days of cattle rearing, rice farming and milling at East
Lothian eventually faded.
Most of the lands were handed over to Bookers and subse-
quently to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco).
Today, after more than 84 years standing, the East Lothian house
is in poor shape.
The large three-bedroom building now accommodates hordes of
bats, antique furniture and according to reports, a few mild-man-
nered ghosts.
Krishnanand Raghunandan, a private citizen and Secretary of
the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, is one person who
has been involved in a campaign to save the house and have it con-
verted into a museum since most of its fumiahings are also of his-
toric interest
Raghunandan, a resident of the Corentyne, said that the house
was the most picturesque landmark along the entire length of the
Corentyne highway.
He said that the National Trust and the Indian Arrival Com-
mittee are some organizations which have indicated an interest in
preservation of the building.
The Ministry of Culture Youth ;md Sports and the Ministry
of Tourism are other agencies whose officials have expressed inter-
est in preservation of the building.
The private sector is also involved, he said, adding that
President of the Association of Regional Chambers of Com-
merce (ARCC), Mr Gajie, is presently in Canada raising
awareness on the condition of the building and the need for
funds to effect urgent repairs and eventual total restoration
as a heritage asset.
NMr Gajie is one of several businessmen who arc displaying Io-
cally grown produce and locally manufactured goods at the Guyana
Trade and Investment Exposition in Canada- and he had made place
in his booth for stories and photographs of the building.
S'he idea is to raise awareness ol the possible loss of such an
important aspectof oul henlage aiid 10o convince 1he Guvanese
diaspora that the should asslisl i ii -. s. l'.
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The kuak.s .can da:u ,, itile ar!1" i i 'n -i! ilt. i slill inO ih
buiidirtn." Raghuuimandan said.
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Sunday Chi6nicle Jurne 24' 2001

leads race for next

billion mobile users

By Tarmo Virki

SINGAPORE (Reuters) Rivals to Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) have their
work cut out to catch the world's biggest maker of mobile phones in the race to win the world's
next billion cellphone users.
Industry figures at the CommunicAsia telecoms trade fair in Singapore last week were eager to
take advantage of the continent's huge untapped markets, where only one person in every three owns
a handset.
But barriers to entry into markets such as India are significant and Nokia is already well estab-
lished with a wealth of distribution channels and 40 percent of the Asia-Pacific market higher than
its 36 percent overall global share.
Risks are also high as evidenced by Motorola (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research), Nokia's
closest competitor in the lowest end of the market and overall, whose drive to win more of this type
of business pushed it into the red last quarter.
Sony Ericsson has already abandoned the very low end of the market to competitors.
"Nokia has access to a huge salesforce in emerging markets that no other vendors or.operators can
match today. Motorola, Samsung (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) and the rest remain some
way behind," said analyst Neil Mawston of Strategy Analytics.
The cellphone industry expects the number of people owning a mobile phone worldwide will grow
to at least 4 billion over the next
three years from 3 billion cur-
Between 300 and 400 mil-
lion of these new users are ex-
pected to come from India
SB alone, where users can take ad-
S' vantage of call rates as low as 1
""A bU.S. cent a minute.
S|A ,Tens of millions of people liv-
ing in rural areas of India are buy-
S"- ing their first phone in most
cases, an ultra-cheap model.
A strong retail presence is cru-
cial in Asia, where more than 70
percent of consumers decide which
,. phone to buy at the point of sale
~~- in contrast to Europe and the
United States, where phones are
often bought from operators who
subsidize them.
"If rivals want to catch
Nokia in APAC (Asia Pacific)
they will need to expand their
distribution channels,"
Mawston said, adding that the
firms would need also to expand
their product portfolios.
Samsung had a 16 percent share
in the region in the first quarter, while
Motorola held 12 percent, according
to Strategy Analytics.
Nokia's much larger scale has
also allowed it to keep its gross
profit margin for low-cost hand-
sets above 25 percent, close to its
global average.
But adding tens of thousands
of retail outlets or opening stores
in just India is expensive, even for
large vendors.
"I'm not saying it cannot be
done, but it needs quite a bit of
in-vestment," said Urpo
Karjalainen, head of Nokia's
business in the area.

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ARIES -- You'll be zoominung along at a wonderfully brisk pace all da\ todav -- that
is. until you run headfirst into a wall of emotions. Triggered b\ a fier\ argument. a
'I surprising revelation or even a simple bit of news. these emotions w\ill stop you in
your tracks and cause you to put your life on pause for a little while. lust go slow
and work your \\ay through these feelings. Let yourself process things however \ou
need to. Ask for time alone if you need it.

TAURUS -- Your affection for a certain someone is growing by leaps and bounds --
Sand this person is just as into you. But in your efforts to get to know him or her a
little bit better, try not to come on too strong. You need to schedule a few days apart
so that you have a chance to miss each other! If you get too greedy about the amount
of time you spend together, you run the risk of seeming to have too many expecta-
tions too soon.

GEMINI -- Today, when yet another one of your friendly invitations gets the cold
shoulder from its intended target, make a mental note to stop asking this person to do
things. When people aren't interested in spending time with you, you can't force them
to -- and it's their loss, right? It's time for you to turn your energy away from things
that you can't change (like how other people feel), and turn it toward things that you
can change (like how you feel).

CANCER -- The road ahead is smooth and sunny! But even though there are no
obstacles standing in your way right now, you do need to be on the lookout for one
thing: hesitation. Being indecisive is not a crime, but if you put off making a choice or
selection for too long, you will cause some problems. People might get the idea that
you aren't as interested in an opportunity as they thought you were. You need to
embrace the art of flying by the seat of your pants.

LEO -- There is an awful lot going on in your life right now -- so much that you
might want to cut some comers when it comes to issues that don't seem all that im-
portant. That's a trap that you should definitely not fall into! Sure, you might save
an hour here or there, but you won't be saving yourself any headaches at all. So try
your best to look at all the issues you're facing today as deeply as possible. Give
'k. everything the necessary time and attention.

VIRGO -- When you're looking for a new romance, it's hard not to judge a
(i book by its cover -- especially when the cover is extremely attractive! If you
have your eye on someone, today is the day to dig a little bit deeper and learn
a bit more. You're intellectually curious about this person, so why not satisfy
that curiosity'? A simple question will tell you all you need to know about
whether or not this person is someone to get to know better. .hJ-t pick your
L\' question and ask it!

LIBRA -- Good business possibilities are all around you right now, making today a
t very good time to contact a potential customer or to initiate any major projects you've
been considering for a while. All of the key elements of a promising new deal are
falling into place, so you should feel free to put your signature on the dotted line
with confidence. Formal relationships and contractual obligations should go the dis-
tance if you begin them today.

SCORPIO -- Your vision for the future is a bit foggy right now, and the stars
say that this isn't okay. It's more important than ever for you to-understand
what you want for yourself, so take time today to ponder where you want to
; take your life over the next five years. It won't be hard to come up with a few
ideas, especially since you have recently been made aware of a great opportu-
nity that could change everything. Think about what your life would be like if
you took it.

SAGITTARIUS -- Draw upon all of your patience to deal with a friend who is
feeling moody and slow today. Even if you are getting a bit fed up with her or his
attitude, you have to be sympathetic. Imagine yourself in this pal's shoes for a few
hours today. You'll soon see that if you had to deal with what this friend is dealing
with, you'd be in a very similar type of mood. Bring more empathy back into your
life -- it will help you understand.

CAPRICORN -- There's a lot of hopeful energy around you and your friends right
now, so this is a time for everyone to embrace positive thoughts -- they can work
wonders. Everyone in your life should have confidence that things are going to turn
out just fine. The wishes you have about a future relationship might not come true
today, but you will get what you need from this person eventually. Patience can help
you overcome any stress you're feeling right now.

AQUARIUS -- Your need to feel socially useful is much stronger than your need for
. praise right now, so consider making an anonymous donation or acting altruistically
without asking for any recognition. Giving just for the sake of giving (whether it's
your time. your money or both) will not only help someone in need !-t also give you
an honest-to-goodness feeling of being valuable in the world. TodaJV our self-esteem
will be greatly improved by

PISCES --You are pIrbabI, ; :; ,',ha u want in life.
but how do you feel about oiiir people us. ., .' .;ay, someone is
really pouring it on and working extremely hard to get you to do something. It could
feel as though you are dangerouslI close to becoming a doormat. If so, make a bold
move to assert your independence. Cancel that date. say 'thanks but no thanks,' or
tell that smooth charmer that you'd rather be on your own.


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Foul Shot by Edwin A. Hoey

With two 60's stuck on the score board
And two seconds hanging on the clock,
The solemn boy in the centre of eyes,
Squeezed by silence,
Seeks out the line with his feet,
Sooths his hands along his uniform,
Gently drums the ball against the floor,
Then measures the waiting net,
Raises the ball on his right hand,
Balances it with his left,
Calms it with fingertips,
And then through a stretching of stillness,
Nudges it upward.
The ball
Slides up and out,
Plays it coy,
Until every face begs with unsounding screams-----
And then
And then
And then
Right before ROAR-UP
Dives down and through.

In this poem the poet focuses upon his subject to
give us a vivid picture of the last few moments in a bas-
ketball game.

Find out the following:
1. In which lines does the writer set up the situa-
tion? What does the poet say?

2. Point out the line where the tension is most felt.
What is happening now?

3. How do you see tht, stillness?

4. What does the repetition of "And then" provide
for the reader? -

5. Is there any other circumstance hinted at beyond
the immediate incident? Support your response.

6. Some writers present an incident for its own sake
either than for its significance in relation to other events.
What then do you think is the purpose of this poem?

Sn many cases, writers do look at events in a larger con-
text. They do it in the way you may step back to see a
picture you are drawing. The whole idea is that you want
to get a better look at your handiwork; you want to get a
better idea of the whole scene or scenery. You step back
from your subject in order to see it as part of a larger pat-
tern. It is very good to know when you are doing either of
the strategies in your own writing. Keep up the good work
in writing for vouir reader to want to read more of vi.!.

The follppvng.wprds are often confused:, pursue. pe-
ruse; populous, populace; lessen, lesson; incite, insight.

Explain the differences to a group of study partners.

Which of the words that follow each of these sen-
tences is nearest in meaning to the italicised word in the
1. We partitioned the organisation to give each
worker some time to mull over the incident. (a) restored
(b) divided (c) examined (d) scattered

2. We developed a calculating plan for expanding our
share of the rice milling factory. (a) secret (b) unusual
(c) reckless (d) deliberate

3. I remained impassive as the neighbour enumer-.
ated how ugly the incident Was. (a) distressed (b) in-
tense (c ) composed (d) defiant

4. If we consolidate our efforts, our costs will drop.
(a) integrate (b) separate (c ) organise (d) abolish

5. She is the most methodical teacher here in Level
Eleven. (a) pretty (b) indifferent (c ) prosperous (d) -

6. They rattled on for about a full half-hour without
care for their audience. (a) talked (b) laughed (c) battled
(d) sounded

7. The manager insisted that they be given one day's
pay for their astonishing performance. (a) frightful (b)
deliberate (c ) recent (d) surprising

8. Glenda estimates that we have at least a 30-minute
drive during rush hour as a starter. (a) says (b) opines
(c ) lobbies (d) agrees

Indicate the prepositions that should be used in these
1. Our salary increases were retroactive __ Janu-
ary 1.

2 The church is adjacent

the school.

3. Are you sure that our award specifications are
identical theirs?

4. Did Mr. A. B. Rabbi give his approval the or-
ganization __ the new research clinic?

5. Dressing is synonymous


6. Almost 90 percent __ the respondents said that
the price the merchandise is a really important is-

7. Her managing directors often told her that she was
__ the award-winning group.

8. Betty and Rosie were surely disappointed
the turnout their awards.

No one was scared, from the Headmaster down, and
the child, moreover, was safe from any form of reprisal

"Look at it this way," Mr. Florion had said. "It is of
advantage to both pupil and teacher. If a child wants to
. write about something which matters to him, he will take
some pains to set it down as carefully and with as much

Gomer Owen kissed her
once by the pig-sty when
she wasn't looking and
never kissed her again

although she was looking all

the time.
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

detail as possible; that must in some way improve his writ-
ten English in terms of spelling, construction, and style.
Week by week we are able, through his reviews, to fol-
low and observe his progress in such things. As for the
teachers, we soon get a pretty good idea what the chil-
dren think of us and weather or not we are getting close
to them. It may sometimes be rather deflating to discover
that a well-prepared lesson did not really excite Johnny
Smith 's interests, but, after all, the lesson was intended
to benefit Johnny Smith, not his teacher, if it was unin-
teresting to him then the teacher must think again. You
will discover that these children are reasonably fair, even
when they comment on us. If we are careless about our
clothing, manners, or person they will soon notice it, and
it would be pointless to be angry with them for pointing
such things out. Finally, from reviews, the sensible
teacher will observe the trend of individual and collec-
tive interests and plan his work accordingly."
On the first Friday of my association with the class I
was anxious to discover what sort of figure I cut in front
of them, and what kind of comment they would make
about me. I read through some of the reviews at lunch-
time, and must admit to a mixture of relief and disappoint-
ment. At discovering that....

Responding to the extract
1. Tell about a personal experience related to some-
thing in the story.

2. Imagine and retell such experiences when you made
known exactly what you felt about what concerned both you
and your teacher. Were you rude in saying what you said?
How did you feel afterwards? Was the occasion caught on
tape or camera? Did the head teacher and your parents come
in? Did the teacher understand and did helshe thank you for
revealing the true situation with you in class? Did you think
that you learned more in class afterwards?

3. Respond to a character or episode event by writ-
ing what happened afterwards. Make it as dramatic as
you possibly can.

Story Writing
Write a story based on the picture below. Let it be
approximately 400 to 500 words in length. Add whatever
characters you desire. Write in Standard English. D

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- Sunday Chronicle June 24, 2007

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With or without the

Rodham, she's still Hillary

By Jeremy Pelofsky

(Reuters) What's in a name? Not much it seems for a U.S.
presidential hopeful whose first name is Hillary..
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
But on her 2008 presidential campaign site, she is Hillary
Does she have a preference? "No," campaign spokesman Phil
Singer said on Friday.
It's not just an Internet thing. The candidate used Rodham on
her official campaign forms, but the name is missing from her cam-
paign bumper stickers, and she is often introduced as just Hillary
Her campaign shrugs off any suggestion she has dropped the
maiden name to consciously appeal to conservative voters.
"The press spends more time thinking about this topic than
we or the voters do," Singer insisted.
At various points in U.S. history, American women have kept
their maiden names as'a sign of independence.
After Hillary Rodham married Bill Clinton in 1975, she
stuck with.her-maiden name, saying it was partly a gesture to
be herself while remaining committed to her husband.

SEN. MILLARY CLINTON speaks, as she supports the
Employees Free Choice Act, at a union workers rally on
Capitol Hill Monday.
"Because I knew I had my own professional interests and
did not. want to- create any .confusion or conflict of interest-
with my husband's public career. it made perfect sense to me
to continue using my own name,", she wrote in her book "Liv-
ing History."
After Bill Clinton lost his 1980 re-election bid as Atkansas gov-
ernor, she wrote that.supporters told her that some people were

uncomfortable with her decision to use her maiden name and that it
had had an impact on the voting.
She decided then to go by Hillary Rodham Clinton. It may

well have helped. Her husband recaptured the governor's manl
sion in 1982.
Given her vast exposure during Clinton's eight years-in the
White House and her more than six years in the U.S. Senate, most
voters may well already have formed opinions without regard for
what she calls herself, experts say.
"Very few people will be influenced by that, their position on
Hillary Clinton is fixed," said University of Virginia polities pro-
fessor Larry Sabato. "It's hard to come across people who don't
have a fixed opinion of her, love or hate."
Her campaign Web site is, but
the headline across the top reads simply: "Hillary for


Cookery Corner

( -^. 'Welcome to the 457th" edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
SN weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Chi BpPa A l

2 V2 pounds skinless, boneless
chicken breast halves .
2 cups Champion Elbows ..
1 (15 ounce) can mixed vegetables,
drained. :
2 cups shredded lettuce.'"
3 cups m111ayonnaise
1/4-tablespo-on.dried basil -
salt aid Cliuco Black Pepperto taste
1 pinch garic powder
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In a medium skillet over medium heat. cook
chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear.
Let rest until cool enough to handle, then shred
with two forks. Set aside 4 cups of shredded
.' eat. -
In a medium pot with boiling salted water cook
Champion Elbows until al dente. Drain and
rinse under cold water.
Meanwvhile, in a large bowl mix together the
cooked chicken, drained vegetables, shredded
lettuce, and mayonnaise. Add basil. Chico
Black Pepper, salt. and garlic powder to taste.
Add drained Champion Elbows to chicken
mixture. Toss to coat.
Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

12 ounces Champion Spaghetti
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
'/2 cup diced pepperoni
,2 cup diced fully cooked barn
S2cup chopped green pepper
'% cup diced tomato
/2 cup chopped onion
V cup chopped cucumber .
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives.
I avocado, peeled and diced.
1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian. salad dressing

In a large saucepan, cook Champion
Spaghetti according to package directions.
Meanwhile in a large salad bowl, add the
cheese, pepperoni. ham, green pepper,
tomato, onion, cucumber and olives. Add
avocado if desired.

Rinse Champion Spaghetti with cold
water; drain well.

Place on. top of salad ingredients. Drizzle
with salad dressing: toss lightly to coat.

Chill until serving.

The Dart Poison Frog
THIS. brightly-colored dart poison frog, common to Central and South America, is our first feature in a new
Pepperpot pictorial series called "Discover Guyana".
The frog was pictured by Mike Charles on the New River front, Eastern Guyana. As their name implies,
poison dart frogs can release toxins from the skin that are distasteful and potentially lethal to would-be preda-
tors. They can be found hiding .among boulders and debris near streams. However, they lack toe webbing and
are poor swimmers, so they are never found in the water.

Spaghetti Salad

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ONCE again, Amit
Bachchan is ready to tes
strength of his brand ir
financial market.
This time, he is aii
higher. AB Corp the ne\
vived company of the erst,
ABCL, relaunched with i
fanfare in 2003 is expoi

the possibility to list on the Al-
ternative Investmdnt Market
(AIM), which is the sub-market
of the London Stock Exchange.
According to a source in the
city banking circles, AB Corp is
looking at raising approximately
$200 million. The funds will
primarily be used for the exoan-

sion of the new corporate entity.
Listing at AIM has caught
on among local media players
with firms like Eros Interna-
tional, UTV, Indian Film Com-
pany (a unit of TV 18) having so
far collectively raised more than
$300 million.
But ,why is Bollywood
rushing to London and AIM?
Disclosure and listing norms at
AIM are less stringent than the
bigger bourses, and entertain-
ment firms perceive that they
will fetch a higher valuation at
AIM than on the Indian
Even though US is the
biggest entertainment mar-
ket, NYSE or Nasdaq listing
is unthinkable for most In-
dian film companies due to
the Sarbanes-Oxley report-
ing regulations. When con-
tacted, AB Corp CEO Ramesh
Pulapaka declined to com-
ment. (BollywoodWorld)

THE Spice Girls performing in London in a 1997 photo. The Spice Girls are to make an
announcement about their future plans next week, sparking speculation that one of the
world's most successful girl bands is set to reunite for a new album and concert tour.
(REUTERS/Kieran Doherty)

LONDON (Reuters) The Spice Girls are to make an announcement about their future plans
next week, sparking speculation that one of the world's most successful girl bands is set to
reunite for a new album and concert tour.
The Spice Girls sold more than 30 million albums and topped charts around the world before
Posh, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger decided to pursue solo careers with differing levels of success.
Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell left the group in 1998 and the other four quit in 2001.
"The Spice Girls are set to make an official announcement to the world regarding future plans on
Thursday 28th June," their management said in a statement on Friday.
"No further information can be given at this time but given the band's unique history you
can be sure to expect the unexpected," Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment said.

John denies split

with Bipasha

JOHN Abraham feels vested interests are deliberately try-
ing to create a rift between him and Bipasha Basu and has
made it known he wont "lose Bipasha at any cost".
The actor, who's currently shooting in Pondicherry for
Nagesh Kukunoor's "Aashayen", was unaware of the wide-
spread speculation about the "serious rift" with Bipasha that's
blowing across Mumbai ... until very recently.
"That's when. it dawned on him that someone or some
people are definitely trying to create problems between him
and Bipasha," a close friend of John, who did not wish to be
identified, told IANS on the star's behalf.
"He's now seriously worried because Bipasha is the finest
woman he has ever metal Forget about leaving her, John wouldn't
do anything to hurt her."
Reacting angrily to the link-up stories, John's friend says:
"Vidya Balan and then Sheetal Menon ... please! John hardly
knows this Sheetal woman. They've barely met.
The last thing John wants is to endanger his relation-
ship with Bipasha .... Who's spreading these ugly

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood
Reporter) There's no offi-
cial starting gun to the annual
Oscar race, and the finish
line for the 80th Annual Acad-
emy Awards isn't until Feb-
ruary 24. But a number of
races already have begun -
some quietly, some not so
This weekend, Paramount
Vantage is launching "A Mighty
Heart," director Michael
Winterbottom's re-creation of
the kidnapping and murder of
Wall Street Journal reporter
Daniel Pearl at the hands of Pa-
kistani militants. Starring
Angelina Jolie as Pearl's wife
Mariane, who led the search for
her husband, the film debuted
in May at Cannes.
As of Thursday, the docu-
mentary-like thriller rated an 80
percent positive rating on, but
higher-end critics have been
even more positive. Vantage
isn't being shy about using the
"0" word: Print ads quote Ben
Lyons of E! Entertainment pro-
claiming, "The early favorite for
best picture at this year's Os-
cars," while TV ads also invoke
its Oscar-worthiness.
Actually, months from
now, when the Oscar campaigns
are in high gear, "Heart's"
awards hopes probably will
coalesce around Jolie's perfor-
mance as the actress succeeds in
the tricky job of capturing a
real-life woman whose tragic
story made headlines in 2002.

But a nomination isn't auto-
matically guaranteed since this
year's best actress field is one
of the strongest in years.
Lionsgate already has re-
leased Sarah Polley's "Away
From Her," a portrait of a couple
coping with Alzheimer's, star-
ring a luminous Julie Christie as
a woman battling the disease,
which could earn the actress the
fourth nomination of her career.
Picturehouse recently launched
"La Vie en Rose," starring
French actress Marion Cotillard
as chanteuse Edith Piaf. At the
Seattle International Film Festi-
val, which concluded last week-
end, Cotillard was rewarded
with the audience award for best
actress, a harbinger of future
trips she could well make to the
winner's podium.
Nex 4weekend, another
possible contender enters the
field when Focus Features
debuts "Evening," Lajos
Koltai's screen adaptation of
the Susan Minot novel.
Vanessa Redgrave stars as a
dying woman looking back
over her life.
And that's just the best ac-
tress heat, which is destined to
get more crowded as the year
progresses and other films -
like Universal Pictures' "The
Golden Age." in which Cate
Blanchett reprises the role of
Queen Elizabeth I, which earned
her an Oscar nomination for
"Elizabeth" in 1999 enter the
At the same time, other cat-

egories are just be-
ginning to take
shape. Next week-
end also will see
Disney's release
of Pixar's
which is earning
rave advance re-
views. Although
just nine reviews
have been posted
o n
to date, they have
registered a re-
sounding 100 per-
cent approval rat-
ing. There's still a
wide array of ani-
mated films to
come: among others, 20th Cen-
tury Fox's "The Simpsons
Movie"; DreamWorks' "Bee
Movie"; and Sony Pictures Clas-
sics' "Persepolis," which uses
animation to tell a very grown-
up story of a young Iranian
woman caught up in the Islamic
Revolution. So "Ratatouille"
isn't necessarily a shoo-in, but
by summer's end, it's likely to
have established itself as the ani-
mation front-runner.
However it ultimately
fares at the box office and
with critics, Michael Moore's
"Sicko," which also moves
into wide release next week-
end, is sure to kick-start dis-
cussions about the documen-
tary race. The film itself al-
ready has elbowed its way into
the national conversation.

A file photo of Angelina
Jolie attending the
premiere of "Ocean's
Thirteen" at the
Grauman's Chinese
theatre in Hollywood,
California June 5, 2007.
This weekend,
Paramount Vantage is
launching "A Mighty
Heart," director Michael
Winterbottom's re-
creation of the
kidnapping and murder
of Wall Street Journal
reporter Daniel Pearl,
starring Jolie as Pearl's
wife Mariane.

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