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Guyana chronicle
Portion of title:
Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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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TOKYO (Reuters) Japanese men worried about
bulging bellies now have another option to cutting
back on beer slip into a boxer brief girdle or T-
shirt with tummy-control panels.
O\erNeight adults are still far rarer in Japan than
in the Unined State.. but the trend is definitely) up for

men, especially the middle-aged. Many suffer from metabolic syn-
drome, a condition characterized by excess fat around the abdomen.
A fashion trend toward slimmer cuts in suits and form-fitting
trousers is also making men even the relatively slender more
worried whether their hips, bellies and thighs pass muster.
"We made our men's brand aimed at tho"e in their 30s and 40s,
but it has been selling well among younger' guys tdo," said Asako
Iwahashi, a spokeswoman for underwear maker Triumph Interna-
tional Japan, which introduced its line of git les for inen last year.
"Young men are wearing tighter trousers now and like women,

they want a cleaner line."
Wacoal Holding's "Completely Nude" tunmmy-tightening
briefs are also proving popular, as are Fukuske Corp's "Shapers
for Men" line of shorts and T-ehirts, company officials said.

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Guyana Folk Festival in New York today
NEW York-based Guyanese between BeverIl and Tilden. ends today is themed "Oii programme showcasing a Carni-
and their friends are today Dubbed. a Guyanese re- ORIGINS. IDENTITY. AND val Costume Parade. and danc-
expected to turn out in their union and cultural event. INFLUENCE. ing competitions with exciting
numbers for a swell time at Guyana Folk Festival is held Today's activity will show- prizes up for grabs.
the Guyana Folk Festival annually and seeks to docu- case tasty Guyanese cuisine. Expected to generate
Family Fun Day. ment, showcase and celebrate arts/craft. plaiting ofi he May- much hype is a kite making
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5903 Beverly Road. Brooklyn. This year's event which inusicians from Senegal and dren learn the art of making
the entrance on Ralph Avenue commenced on August 29 and Ghana, a special children's a kite the Caribbean way.

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An East Bank Demerara woman and four of her six chil-
dren are in custody following the bizarre murder of her
fiance whose corpse was discovered under some old tyres
in her backyard early yesterday morning.
Dead is Edward Williams, 33, of Soesdykc, East Bank
Williams was allegedly hacked to death by his lover and
her children of 14 Coverden Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
The couple was expected to be married yesterday, relatives
Relatives said yesterday that the duo often quarrelled be-
cause she was a very jealous woman and she did not want him
to work.
They reported that about 10.30 pm Friday night Williams
was observed drinking at a nearby shop and returned to the
woman's home, parking his bicycle in front of the yard when
he was attacked and killed.
"Is only Friday afternoon the two of them (Williams and
Jenny) were in the yard hugging and kissing like love birds,"
neighbours added.
Relatives explained that as soon as he entered the yard, Wil-
liams was attacked by the woman and chopped about the body.
She stood guard at the gate while the four children, aged
16, 14, 10 and 9, took Williams body at the back of the yard
where they mutilated it.
The body was discovered with the feet bound, the pants
down to the ankles, underwear pulled down, and the shirt
just over the head.

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A month of activities to cel-
ebrate Amerindian Heritage
Month, when Amerindian
culture is highlighted and
given social recognition,
kicked off yesterday with a
launching ceremony at the
Umana Yana, High Street,
The theme for this 13th
year of celebrations is ,
Together let us all cel-
ebrate our Amerindian Heritage",
and among the planned events
is a day of celebrations, Septem-
ber 10, at the Amerindian com-
munity of Mainstay/Whyaka
in Region Two (Pomeroon/
Supenaam), which earned the
status Amerindian Heritage Vil-
lage 2007.
An evidently elated
Toshao/Captain, Yvonne
Pearson of Mainstay/Whyaka,
and serving her 14th year in
that capacity, yesterday ex-
tended the olive branch to
those present and others to
visit the community during
this special month.
Toshao Pearson said the en-
tire community is elated as they
have been waiting with bated
breath for their turn to play
Amerindian Heritage Village Day
Among those in the packed
Umana Yana when the invitation
was extended were Acting
President, Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds; former President,
Mrs Janet Jagan; Minister of
Amerindian Affairs, Carolyn
Rodrigues; former Minister of
Amerindian Affairs, Vibert de
Souza, members of the Diplo-
matic Corps, Member of Parlia-
ment Dr George Norton repre-
senting Leader of the opposi-
tion, Mr. Robert Corbin, other
Members of Parliament,

Toshaos of Amerindian commu-
nities countrywide and Re-
gional Chairmen.
Previous Amerindian Heri-
tage Day celebrations were held
in Regions One (Barima /Waini);
Four (Demerara/Mahaica); Five
(Mahaica/Berbice) ; Seven
(Cuyuni/Mazaruni) Eight (
Potaro/Siparuni ) and Nine (Up-
per TakatilUpper Essequibo).
Alluding to the theme, the
Mainstay Village Toshao urged
that togetherness in the celebra-
tion should extend to working in
order to enhance and develop
Pearson also called for the
Government and people to co-
operate more.
Minister Rodrigues who
hails from Moruka, in her re-
marks extended a warm wel-
come to her Amerindian broth-
ers, some of whom travelled
from distant communities to
grace the occasion with their
presence, as well as those visit-
ing from overseas.
According to her, activities
for Amerindian Heritage Month
have grown over the years with
participants coming from all
walks of life.
The occasion not only
provides for the deepening of
the awareness of the culture of
the indigenous peoples and
their contribution, but also
highlights the beauty of diver-
sity, and as such must be seen
as an integral part of Guyana's
She reminded that each eth-
nic groups in Guyana is af-
forded a time to celebrate as
they reflect on the struggles and
The time is also used to
identify existing challenges and
offer solutions; but the minister

cautioned against quantifying
the struggles and contributions
for the purpose of determining
which portion of the national
pie should be allocated to which
group, inciting division and los-
ing the opportunity of capital-
izing on diversity for the better-
ment of the country.
The Minister said the estab-
lishment by the Government of
a Ministry of Amerindian Af-
fairs is quite a laudable achieve-
ment, as it better allows for is-
sues of the indigenous peoples
not to be relegated to the back
Noting that Guyana as a
multi-ethnic society has had her
fair share of obstacles to over-
come, Minister Rodrigues said
Amerindians need to congratu-
late themselves for not allowing
a legacy of division to prevail,
and she urged constant vigilance
to eradicate any attempt from
within or without seeking to
create such division.
"We must use activities
such as these to promote na-
tional unity and tolerance of
each other and reach out to
those who are disadvantaged
for one reason or the other,"
she added
According to the Minister,
Amerindian people must be able
to see themselves in any sphere
of Guyanese life, pointing out
that what appears to be special
treatment is not so, but just
seeking to make up and bring
some semblance of equity and
Minister Rodrigues touched
on the vexing issue of
Amerindians being exploited by
unscrupulous businessmen and
urged that community members
be vigilant so as to discern dis-
honest persons going to their

communities under the pretext
of providing jobs.
She evoked much laughter
among those present, when on
thanking telephone providers.
GT&T and Digicel for making
telephone connections in far-
flung Amerindian communities
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Nearer the sun.
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A 4-year-old boy is believed drowned after the boat he was
travelling in capsized on Friday in the Berbice River.
Police said about 16:15 h. Delon DeJonge of Baracara. Canje
River Berbice. was travelling in a boat with six others, includ-
ing his mother and two-year-old brother and captained by a
farmer travelling from the New Amsterdam Market Stelling to
Baracara, when the vessel capsized.
The ferry MV Makouria and a Coast Guard boat were
nearby and threw life-jackets to the passengers in the water.
Only 4-year-old Delon was not pulled from the river.
Up to press time last night his body had not yet been

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Felix could

become Atlantic

ATLANTA (Reuters) Tropical Storm Felix could become
a hurricane today, and may be a Category 3 hurricane by
the middle of next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Cen-
ter said.
Felix, which has maximum winds of near 70 mph (110 kph)
and is moving west, skirted the Caribbean island of Grenada
overnight and would pass near or to the north of the islands of
Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao early this morning.
"Felix could become a hurricane today," said the hurricane
center said.
A projection on the Weather Underground Web site showed
Felix becoming a Category I hurricane at 8 a.m. (1200 GMT)
on Sunday.
"We are forecasting it to be a Category 3 hurricane in the
northwestern Caribbean Sea by the middle of the week," fore-
caster Eric Blake of the National Hurricane Center said in Mi-
There were no indications the storm would reach the Gulf
of Mexico, home to a third of U.S. domestic crude oil and 15
percent of natural gas production. But long-range forecasts are
unreliable, the center said.
Energy markets have watched tropical storms and hurri-
canes closely since the devastating Atlantic hurricane seasons
of 2004 and 2005, when storms like Ivan, Katrina and Rita dis-
rupted supplies.
At 2 p.m. EDT, yesterday, Felix was located 420 miles
south-southeast of Puerto Rico and was moving at about 18
mph with winds expected to strengthen in the next 24 hours,
the hurricane center said.
Computer models predicted the sixth named storm of
the year in the Atlantic basin would head into the Carib-
bean in the general direction of Mexico and Central

Tropical storm Henriette
kills 6 in Mexico resort
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) Tropical Storm Henriette
swept by Mexico's Pacific coast yesterday killing six
people in the resort of Acapulco before moving out to sea,
where it could become a hurricane.
A man and his two children were killed in a poor area of
Acapulco overnight when heavy rain dislodged a boulder from
a hill and sent it crashing down on their house.
Three more children died after a mudslide collapsed part of
their home.
A hurricane watch from the busy port of Manzanillo to
Cabo Corrientes, near the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, was
called off, although a tropical storm warning remained on some
parts of the coast.
After lashing Mexico's Pacific coast with rain,
Henriette was expected to start moving farther out to sea
and was seen strengthening, the U.S. National Hurricane
Center said.


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School alarm

FRIGHTENED, emotional.and al-
most to the point of tears, more
than 300 parents Friday night ve-
hemently vowed never to send
their children back to St Cyprian's
Preparatory Boys' SchooL
The private school, with a
roll of 220, is located a stone's
throw from the area in Brittons
X Road where an apartment
building caved in last Sunday,
sending a family of five to their
death 100 feet below.
By a show of hands at an
emotional meeting in the confer-
ence room of the National
Union of Public Workers at
Dalkeith, St Michael, parents
begged management of the
school to consider approaching
the Ministry of Education to
move their children, if not per-
manently, at least for the next
school year.
"In our hearts, we can't
send them back there," one
mother said to loud applause.
"We don't know what could
During the near two-hour
meeting, parents took the deci-
sion moments after geo-physi-
cist and hydrologist Dr David
Farrell informed them he could

not definitively give an assur-
ance the school was safe for stu-
dents to return on Monday.
September 10. the first day of
the new term.
"I can't sit here and tell you
your school is a safe environ-
ment." Farrell said. "It would be
hypocritical to do that."
He said Government had
brought in special seismic equip-
ment that could pick up even
the slightest movement of sub-
strata earth or on the rock face
of the cave that was revealed by
the collapse.
Farrell said he expected
Government to have an initial
assessment in seven days, but
that for assurance, authorities
would continue to test the areas
in the perimeter of the cave and
the St Cyprian's and the nearby
St Paul's schools, for at least an-
other 12 months.
The concerns of the
parents were heard by
principal Dave Layne, and
three members of the
school's board of manage-
ment. Assistant Superin-
tendent of Police Antonio
Forte and Terroll Inniss,
from the Ministry of Pub-
lic Works, also made con-

Sri bu ions.
One of the directors. George
Edghill. assured p.rcnts the
school was seeking several alter-
native places to relocate. but his
presentation was met by some
angry parents storming out of
the room.
"I don't expect the Govern-
ment of Barbados to make a de-
cision that will put any Barba-
dian children at risk," Edghill
"We just have to wait and
see what decision Government
makes, but we have been look-
ing for alternatives since this
tragedy occurred."
Earlier, Inniss, drainage con-
sultant to the ministry, informed
parents some negligible cracks
had been noticed in the rock
face of the cave leading in the
direction of the school.
He added, however, that
preliminary tests indicated the
school should be fine, since it
lies above limestone rock which
was 11 metres deep.
"Rock of that depth should
bear up your school," he said.
He admitted, however,
that limestone coral could be
worn away by water over a
long period.

Not all schools

ready for tomorrow's

reopening: Minister

Trinidad Some schools are
ready for tomorrow's reopen-
ing, but work is still taking
place at others, a statement
from the Education Ministry
Education Minister Hazel
Manning and a team of senior min-
istry officials, including school su-
pervisors, met earlier last week with
representatives of agencies respon-
sible for project-mianaging the 2007
School Rn;airP: ,piaminne.
This includes the National
Maintenance Training and Sccu-
ri\ Co ( T'-; :1,111i t.e National
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"Contractors engaged in the
repair of school sewer systems
reported that at some schools,
the sewer facilities were over-
whelmed with plastic bottles
and other debris," the statement
also noted.
An appeal was made for
school principals to monitor the
use of bathrooms and toilets.
School supervisors reported
that at many schools they ob-
served structural improvements
including the replacement of de-

fective floors and walls,
attention to environmental con-
cerns, upgrading of recreational
grounds and provision of new
furniture and equipment.
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PRESIDENT BHARRAT Jagdeo's gesture to grant a
"free pardon" last week to Mark Benschop that brought
to an end to five years in prison as a treason accused,
has been turned into a political circus by the wannabe
"champion of people's rights" who crave a dubious
celebrity status.
Whatever else he may be, political frog-hopper, or
self-styled crusader for "justice", the ego-driven
Benschop would know that the description being mis-
leadingly applied to him as a "journalist" has more to
do with political expediency and opportunism-even
within the local media-than a reality based on defi-
nition and practice of an honourable profession.
As Benschop basks in the guaranteed media pub-
licity from those who share his antipathies towards the
government of this country, and the Head of State, who
deserves to be commended for granting the pardon,
he should at least show some concern for inmates
languishing in the Georgetown Prison whose chances
for a Presidential pardon he may be jeopardising by

his wild talk and characteristic pomposity.
He must also be careful against embarrassing the
leader of the PNCR, Robert Corbin, who had initially dis-
cussed his release from imprisonment with the President
and whose party's umbrella he may need for shelter,
even at this troubled period as that party copes
with internal conflicts that are now very public.
The reality is that, for all his fantasies about his own
importance and ambitions-for example, as reported in
the media, to be either a "spiritual leader" or "Mayor of
Georgetown"-Mark Benschop is now more seriously
damaged political goods than prior to his incarceration.
Bad even for a restructured media platform to accom-
modate him for ANY of today's many local
"television "programmes". Unless, of course, standards
have fallen beyond redemption ahead of long overdue
In the circumstances, Benschop may do well for him-
self and family to pay heed instead to John Mair, who
wrote warmly about him in last week's Stabroek News. I
am not, however, sure that he possesses the tempera-
ment of a man to listen to reason and logic. Conse-
quently, he could easily ignore people like me-no big
thing in that-or even a "friend" like Mair.
President Jagdeo did well in suggesting to Mr. Corbin
that the plea for freedom from imprisonment-in the ab-
sence of a new court trial and after five years in deten-
tion-should properly originate with Benschop, and not
the Opposition Leader.
It was, after all, Benschop, along with the still to be
found Phillip Bynoe, who had been accused of treason
when anti-government demonstrators stormed the
President's Office in 2002, resulting in loss of two lives,
damage and fear.
Having written to Jagdeo, secured his "free pardon"
and embraced members of his family, Benschop was to
quickly go on the offensive with his theatrical behaviour,
boasting that contrary to what the President had said, he
had "no lessons to learn" in prison. Instead, he called
for an "apology" from the President for the five years of
his incarceration at the Camp Street institution.
As the President wisely decided against engaging
the unpredictable Benschop who evidently relishes the

media publicity, Dr Roger Luncheon, Head of the Presi-
dential Secretariat, came forward on August 28 with a
very significant statement in which he spoke to the pre-
cise issue of "no lessons" having been learnt, by
Luncheon noted, "it is a relevation, a fairly profound
revelation and may be of greater interest in the
future...that he (Benschop) did not learn any lesson
from his incarceration.
"The Office of the President remains convinced",
emphasised Dr Luncheon, "that the assault on the Of-
fice of the President was a crime of no mean order and,
unlike Mr. Benschop, does not view the incident as a
mere tea party where innocent lives were needlessly
So much, then, for Benschop and the Jagdeo ad-
A very much related question to that infamous at-
tack on the President's Office-(which I had covered)-
when lives were lost, others were beaten and injured
and a capital city once again fell victim to organised
political turmoil and raw criminality, is exactly when did
the law enforcement agencies cease looking for the
wanted Mr. Phillip Bynoe?.
If they haven't, then what are they really doing to
find him, five years on? Benschop was accused of the
same crime for which Bynoe was wanted at the time
he went on his Houdini run.

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Jamaica's e-day showdown

Will PNP be 3rd ruling

party loser in CARICOM

trio of polls?

By Rickey Singh

IF IT happens in Jamaica to-
morrow to the governing
People's National Party
(PNP)-as some political sci-
entists think likely-it
would be a hat-trick in elec-
toral defeats for incumbent
parties within our Caribbean
Community in less than nine
Tomorrow's election is the
third in a row within
CARICOM since December
last year, the earlier two result-
ing in loss of power by the in-
cumbents-St.Lucia and The
This is an omen or progno-
sis that Prime Minister Portia
Simpson-Miller can be expected
to openly dismiss as she desper-
ately seek to prove wrong the
opinion polls that have forecast
a dead-heat-at best-between
her PNP and Bruce Golding's
Jamaica Labour Party, or, at
worse, defea:.
The reputation of the poll-
ster for: bomh tne Obser',ci
('ion Andersorn) and (.ilcearp:
(Btil Jonnso..) are as mu'. 1 .n
stake a.s thai oi part', "'Ir";
giss"' whoSe research andj ani

ses would have been vital in
helping to shape the election
Examples: In both the cases
of St.Lucia's December 11, 2006
general election, as well as that
of the May 2 national poll in
The Bahamas, the Gleaner's
"Bill Johnson Poll" had proven
wrong in the outcomes pro-
He could perhaps take
some comfort in the fact that
wrong in their respective assess-
ment also were the then incum-
bents in St.Lucia (Dr Kenny
Anthony's Labour Party), and
Perry Christie's Progressive
Party (PLP) in The Bahamas.
This is a pattern that Prime
Minister Simpson-Miller thinks
she could avoid in Jamaica to-
morrow, to become, against the
odds, the country's first woman
to secure an electoral victory
mandate for the PNP.
In February last year, after
emerging victorious to succeed
ii' relircd P..I! .' ersor :
pai, prcsIdei.n an' head ,"
t''Aii t 'ke i ii\ Sil N. i hailed -''

" 1'i" .111 Vo m e ,L' !I i ia ,.'

the rest of the Car
Less than 10
Anthony's SLP was
for a third consecu
remarkable return t(
United Workers Pa
year old Sir John
captured 11 of the
tary seats to the SLi
Currently, spe
on the increase for
turn to power an
concerns about thi
gevity in govern
John's illness.
planned retirement
before year end.
In The Baham
in May of Perry C
term Progressive L
Ingraham's Free N
ment (FNM) wit
majority, though v
two percent of
valid votes, was as
that of Anthony's

Coming poll
Two and there
terms have largely
in most CARICO
scheduled free and
The outstanding ex
1992. hao r,
fourth conseculiil

ibbean..." dos Labour Party of Prime
months later, Minister Owen Arthur is hop-
s to lose its bid ing to create its own electoral
tive term in a history with an anticipated
o power of the fourth consecutive victory at
rty of the 82- coming new national election ei-
Compton that their before year end or early in
17 parliamen- 2008.
P's six. David Thompson's Demo-
culations are cratic Labour Party is planning
the SLP's re- to dash such hopes as it engages
mid growing in new strategies to end its
e UWP's Ion- period as the parliamentary op-
iment as Sir position since the party lost
hastens his power in 1994 under the lead-
I from politics ership of then Prime Minister
Erskine Sandiford. It is an enor-
ias, the defeat mous challenge with the BLP's
"hristie's one- current 23-7 majority in the 30-
.iberal Party's member parliament.
by Hubert T&T: Also optimistic, like
national Move- the BLP, to retain power
h a five-seat at forthcoming election, possi-
with just over bly within the next two months
the popular in Trinidad and Tobago, is
s surprising as Prime Minister Patrick
SLP. Manning's incumbent People's
National Movement (PNM)
battles that currently has a four-seat
e consecutive majority in the 36-member
been the norm House of Representatives.
M states with The PNM has the distinct
fair elections, advantage of facing a sharply
ceptions since divided opposition and an
been 'h economy floating on hillionis of
termins (on dollars from oil and natural a is
.:\ atl. i t;. r i\C itlC to he:'1' la :ililatC oc -
all J !\Ii> i 1 h. n ah'.i!i;" "'pop -;'a ].-: 'al projects.
in '- ; cCit o! 1 a 1 0 tion :

tLltii]'' c l, LL,.-- U ;"J ;." ; h1. !1 \\' -4I ! i l;!!

House of Representatives.
BELIZE: In contrast, there
are indicators of likely changes
in government at new elections
next year in both Belize and
Grenada, where they are due in
March and November respec-
In Belize Prime Minister
Said Musa's People's United



Party (PUP), which won 22 of
the 29 parliamentary seats at
the last general election, has
been coming under increasingly
intense pressures over its poli-
cies and management, with
changes in cabinet and policy
directives failing to have desired
Deane Barrow's opposition
United Democratic Party
(UDP), which had a dismal
showing with merely seven
seats at the 2003 election, is
brimming with confidence of
frustrating the PUP from
securing a third term
when the election bell rings for
the 2008 poll.
GRENADA: Significantly.
across in Grenada in the East-
ern Caribbean, the oppositio,
Sai'ional Democratic Congre-.
(NDC) is also optimistic (.i ri -
venting Prime Minister ,c: i
M i'ncilCli ci h L' .' .,

tional Party (NNP) from a third
term at fresh election that
could come long before Novem-
ber 2008.
The NNP had retained
power with a mere one-seat ma-
jority at the last election.
now, the immediate focus is
what happens in Jamaica tomor-


row as the long, bruising seven-
week election campaign, dis-
rupted by Hurricane Dean,
comes to a close this evening.
A decisive factor would be
the extent to which the
parties succeed in rousing suffi-
cient enthusiasm among sup-
porters-particularly those af-
fected by Dean-to go out and
For the last election, at
which the PNP retained power
with an eight-seat majority for
the 60-member House of
Representatives. voter turnout
was 56.7 percent. Director of
Elections Danville Walker feels
that there would be "a much
higher response' for
tomorrows poll.
Approximately 1.3 million'
.nianian,a are eligible to d-
'.Tmi:-, which party achieve '
thv pr"iz ui stale poser '.0-
. **: i.i';.. At'-, ^ ) %a ,

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 2, 2007

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

Only themselves


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

Economic Partnership Agree-
ments (EPAs) between the
European Union (EU) and Af-
rican, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) countries that were
due to be concluded by the
end of 2007 are now in vary-
ing degrees of trouble.
The deadline of December
31st was set in the year 2000
in the Cotonou agreement which
gives 77 ACP countries prefer-
ential access to EU markets and
which replaced the Lome Con-
vention signed in the early
Without this preferential ac-
cess for products such as ba-
nanas and sugar, many of these
countries would have suffered
economically and several of
them would not have been able
to sustain peaceful and stable
The EU was allowed to ex-
tend preferences under the
Cotonou deal only on the basis
of a waiver by the World Trade
Organisation (WTO) which in-
sists on reciprocity in trade and
disallows preferences except for
specifically identified least de-
veloped countries.
The WTO waiver expires at
the end of 2007, hence the dead-
line to complete the negotiations
of the EPAs and sign them by
year end.
All might have been well,
but three things happened to
cause alarm in all of the regions
with which the EU is negotiat-
The EU did not stick to its
commitment under the Cotonou
agreement to ensure that the
EPAs contained a strong devel-
opment aspect; it sought to in-
clude in the negotiations not
only trade in goods but also ser-
vices and the right of EU inves-
tors to compete with local com-
panies for government contracts;
and it sought to link the aid it
would give to the liberalisation
of ACP markets.
Representatives of several
ACP countries had expressed
their unease with the introduc-
tion into the negotiations of
matters that had been rejected
by developing countries at the
global trade negotiations (the
Doha round) that have been
paralyzed in the WTO. Many
governments feel that the EU is
bringing through the backdoor
into ACP countries the issues
they failed to get on the table
at the WTO.
But, because they clearly
have more power in bilateral ne-
gotiations with ACP countries
than they have in the wider
community of developing na-
tions that would include Brazil,
India and China, the EU Com-
missioners are flexing their
These initiatives by the EU
and in some cases, the way in
which they were handled -
rankled governments in ACP


countries where many non-gov-
ernmental organizations have al-
ready been vocal that, in their
estimation, the EPAs would be
more harmful than helpful to the
populations of many ACP na-
Several Eastern and South-
ern African nations have an-
nounced that they are prepared
to sign only parts of the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreements
(EPAs) that relate to market ac-
cess and development.
South Africa has been par-
ticularly strong in resisting EU
pressure, so much so that the
head of political, economic, and
trade sectors of the European
Commission's delegation to
South Africa, Jorge Peydro-
Aznar, publicly criticised South
Africa's unwillingness to engage
on issues such as opening its
economy to EU services and
competition for government

Speaking for the South
Africa's Department of Trade
and Industry, a trade official is
reported to have blamed the EU
if the deadline for completing
the EPA is not met. He argued
that the EPA talks should be
confined to the urgent matter of
'trade in goods' rather than
seeking to introduce "second-
generation" issues that have not
even been fully canvassed and
understood at a multilateral
And, the EU Commission-
ers have not been above making
threats to reduce aid to regions
which do not sign on to the
EPAs by year end.
According to an IPS report,
the EU Commission told gov-
ernments of the Pacific coun-
tries that 48 per cent of funds
for a regional finance
programme for 2008-13 would

be "re-programmed" if they did
not sign the EPA on time. The
Commission also warned that if
the Pacific countries restricted a
signed EPA to trade in goods
only, the regional funding would
be cut by a further 25 per cent.
The Pacific countries re-
acted with anger. The Vanuatu
Trade Minister, James Bule, is
reported to have written to the
European Commissioner for
Development, Louis Mitchell,
stating that the 14 Pacific coun-
tries "will not accept the Euro-
pean Commission imposing this
type of linkage" between aid and
For many of these coun-
tries, including those in the Car-
ibbean, there are profound dif-
ficulties in the EPAs as they are
being advanced by the EU.
Tariffs on imported goods
remain a vital source of revenue
for some governments. Tariff
reductions mean less govern-
ment revenue to fund vitally
needed infrastructure and for
providing social services to
their communities. If they re-
duce tariffs, they have to in-

crease income taxes. company
taxes and value added taxes
placing a bigger burden on their
populations and making their
local businesses less competi-
tive globally (as in the case of
tourism) and locally against im-
ported goods.
In many small countries in
the ACP grouping, it is widely
felt that local companies still
require a period of transition in
which tariffs on imported
goods gives them time to make
their operations better able to
compete with goods from out-
There is also concern that if
these companies collapse, unem-
ployment will increase while the
purchase of imported products
increases employment abroad.
And the South Africans are
right in asserting that trade in
services, government procure-
ment and competition have not
been sufficiently well studied to
allow ACP countries to negoti-
ate in an informed manner.
It is now uncertain what
agreements will be signed by
year-end. But, ACP govern.-

ments are well aware that the
will be judged by their peopi
on the effects on these EPAs.'
However this ends up, th
ACP countries have only then
selves to blame for their weal
ness in these negotiations wit
the EU.
For, despite strong effort
from the Caribbean, they neg(
tiated as six different group;
persuaded by the EU to brea
from the tradition of joint an
unified negotiations that ha
benefited them in the Lore
Convention and the Cotono
The ACP still have tir
before year-end to unite an
to cause the EU to listen.
Responses t.

Brown/Miller and curse of the platter

By Hubert Williams

(Bridgetown, Barbados) Pity
Mr. Gordon Brown who is
having a very rough initia-
tion into prime ministerial
responsibilities in Great
Britain, for immediately he
succeeded Tony Blair to the
country's top political office
to which he had so long as-
pired, circumstances have
conspired to throw several
calamities in his face:
Muslim terrorists at-
tacked in Central London and
at Glasgow Airport, doing some
fire damage, causing widespread
fear, and creating a high level
security alert throughout the
Severe weather with
heavy rainfall caused record
flooding in many parts of the
country, as major rivers, includ-
ing the Thames, overflowed
their banks marooning large
populated areas and creating a
major emergency for the ad-
ministration; and
A new outbreak of foot
and mouth disease spurred an
additional national emergency.
Though confined to a small
area, the outbreak triggered
protective action by large and
small overseas trading partners,
including Guyana, Barbados
and other CARICOM coun-
tries, which hastily banned the
importation from Great Britain
of unprocessed meat and a
wide range of meat products.
It must also be of some
significance while Mr. Brown
and his cabinet were grappling
with the tasks of strengthening
national anti-terrorism mea-
sures, providing state relief to


the worst-affected flood victims
as well as trying to get insurance
companies to promptly settle
individual policy holders' claims,
and undertaking damage control
in the livestock sector, that 'Big
Ben' the great, loud symbol of
Chdiillian stoicism, of English
stout-neckedness and durability
- should fall silent for what
would seem an eternity to mil-
lions of London's commuters
who daily time their comings
and goings to its chimings.
It matters little that the fa-
mous clock atop the tower of
Parliament buildings in London
is on a programmed six weeks
of soundlessness to facilitate
maintenance and refurbishment.
Like the others, action at the

clock seems a doleful develop-
ment for having coincided with
the start of Mr. Brown's tenure
as government leader.
Much earlier than I had ex-
pected, Mr. Brown has begun to
experience what in mid-March
was referred to as 'the hazards
of getting power on a platter'.
The article in question was
written with specific reference
to Mrs. Portia Simpson-Miller,
Prime Minister of Jamaica, who
it said "had been presented
with the highest political office
in the country on a platter",
she having stepped into the
position on the retirement of
Percival J. Patterson who had
headed the government for 14

"It is only rarely in the Car-
ibbean that persons who have
so come to such office manage
to survive the changing fortunes
of electoral politics where the
polls are conducted in condi-
tions of freedom and fairness,"
the article remarked.
The point was also made
that "most leaders who have
been long in government (except
in ideologically strangled cir-
cumstances such as Cuba's) are
sufficiently astute to discern
when the political winds of
change are blowing in the direc-
tion of their parties. They usu-
ally demit office and hand to
successors the proverbial basket
with which to fetch water. Much
the same is likely to happen in

the case of British Prime Min-
ister Tony Blair and his chosen
successor Chancellor of the
Exchequer Dr. Gordon Brown
when Mr. Blair finally chooses
to step aside".
The strong message therein
was that given the known ex-'
periences with such transfer of,
power, both Mrs. Simpson-,
Miller and Mr. Brown were un-
likely to take their incumbent
parties to victory when finally
they had to face the electorate
for the first time on their own.
In relation to the multiple.
difficulties which have immedi-
ately beset Mr. Brown, some.
observers may be tempted to;
remark that Mr. Blair got out,
at the right time, for had he not'
retired when he did and instead'
targeted his withdrawal for just
a few weeks later, it is almost
certain he could not then have
gone, for to have so acted with;
disasters virtually all around;
would have attracted national
and worldwide condemnation'
of him as a captain abandoning
duties to the first mate when
gravest danger was instant on
the high seas.
Nonetheless, while Mr.
Blair's timing turned out to
have been perfect, relative to
the writing which he perceived
on the wall and the waning
popularity of the New Labour
Party, and .whereas his career
had shown him as having re-
markable analytical skills and
acuity of perception, he would
have had to have been super-
human to have anticipated tht
horrors (domestic terrorism.
record floods, foot and mouth
disease, etc.) into which his
(Please turn to page nine)

9/1/2007, 9:28 PM

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 2, 20,7

Glist going aster

limestone, potassium, salt

Staffers of the Geology and
Mines Commission (GGMC)
are on the brink of commenc-
ing explorations aimed at de-
termining whether the so
called non-conventional min-
erals (limestone, potassium
and salt ) exist in Guyana in
commercial quantities.
Comulissioner of the
GGMC NiMr. William \Woollorid
said that ai drill rg is cuirrcnlt \
heing ra:nstcrred to Rupuniuni
to conmIenceI \hat he die'scri'bedt
1s 1he 11 "xciltin. search T.r these
1Iini rals.
Drilling is [to i c imence
v.ithin the next thee x eks, and
;he idingis shotlId be a\ ,I l
M mid to Lki Lc LI'tb r.
Mr. \ o000ll'ori explained
that the Agenc\ had decided to-
launch into this aspect of'
mining because olfthe grow-
ing importance of these miner-
als and the major
positive impact they would
have on several sectors in
Guyana if they can be mined
locally and made available to lo-
cal users.
"Potassium phosphate or
potash is used in the rice indus-
try as fertilizer. As you know

the high and rising costs ofl
Fertilizer is a major source of
worry For rice fariners. It
would certainly be a great help
to them if we can find potash
and our miners can make it
available to them at I'ar less
cost than obtains on the onlti
source at the moment -- th-e
external market."
"Potassium is a \1 er impor-N
plant minertdl alnd tfind in ad
equate uil 'anltiil 's ,\.1ll !, H v"' "*;
imIledi:te cot iil .ci. nip.tu
i-c addi-d h01It l"; 1 ini, gi
Ior limiestoI!C \\ hwh i' u L
w id lit '. tI.II! indtiii ilto
ill otChei areas ol agrict liit r lll I

T he s r,'i'ci .ire. I, e I I.t!,;,!
bel\\ecen Leienim and PtlI. a ;t
the Rupununt.
-We at the GGMC are vt-ry
excited about the possibilities
and we are pursuing this explo-
ration \igorously. Mr.
Woolford said.
Manager of the Geological
Services Division of the GGMC.
Mr. Kampta Karran, said that
the initiative arises out of the
evolving nature of the science of
"The world market changes

every day: We are learning: new
things every day and thile dis oi -
cry and mining of limestone in
particular, has been a long
standing expectation of tllie
Government and both the past
and present Chairman o!i the
He said halt thle G(MC
,had sought and obtained the ad-
vice i xpen Geologist Mir.
Frank C('ri\ford who had done
ilcnli\t e w 'rk in the area \ ilih
tie oil e.xmoloratlion icompaniee
lonc .)lil alld (;i'i!dsiir .Re-
I-le sd that the experCi had

analysed all the available infor-
mation and had produced some
"uiteresting possibilities"
"We know that these imin-
erals exist in that area. It's just
that we don't know it) what
quantities hlie saii
He disclosed that the
imminent enturt had no1t
been part of their GGMIC's
work programme for 2007,
but had been decided on af-
ter a recent re-appraisal of
the imnlortance of these min-
erais ianu.. tih imnmplicalions of"
their discomry inll comnimeciai


(From page three)
possible, she said should any-
one find that the delicacy
"labba" was missing from
yesterday's menu. it was be-
cause even the animals had
bought phones too and are con-
Acting, President Prime
Minister Hinds who launched
the month of celebrations, in


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his feature address, spoke ot
the improved livelihood of the
indigenous people which sets a
better stage for improved cohe-
He too said Government is
committed to the continued
growth and development of the
Amerindian peoples, and al-
luded to a number of develop-
ments, in the areas of education.
roads, land titles and mining in
Amerindian communities, all
aimed at enhancing the liveli-
hood of the Amerindian
Permanent Secretary in the
Amerindian Affairs Ministry
Emil McGarrell moved the Vote
of Thanks.
The ceremony which was
chaired by journalist Mrs
Michella Abraham-Ali, was in-
terspersed with music by a
popular Indigenous Band; cul-
tural items, songs and dance by
Hinterland students, presenta-
tion of gifts to both Prime Min-
ister Hinds and Minister
Rodrigues, along with a dance
by a group from the Moraikobai
A rich display by some
Amerindian communities of
Amerindian craft, condiments
and other delicacies were all
part of yesterday's activities.


upgrading for

Burma Rice

Research Station

part of current

inv,,tments in rice sector

.Goverlnul!tl will it' spending
app:loxn:t.u.,'') $100M shortly
to car;'\ ,t tiuit.!' upgrading
eof tle i-'!iles at the Biirnmia
Rice Res acb', MStion in Re-
-io1 i "i r o'. of its ong o-
int_,' proart~) l'1 t o i ; IcoiriI':
f-.i;'.dn r i'n'' s i: in the ,l cat!
rice indu., .
A! irt"' I i. ;ltt adm i. str; i-
tot. is is i sinlg mitore than S8BL
to revIIl'i'i/ atlnd restructure this
critical sector. vhich contrib-
tles aboul 20 percent of agricul-
tural Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) and accounts for 12 per-
cent of export earnings.
Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud said the invest-
mnents at Burma are intended to
improve seed paddy production
that will result in better rice
yields, allowing farmers to earn
"We have problems at the
Burma Rice Research Station in
terms of seed paddy and its
availability and also quality. So
we will be spending to put dry-
ing and storage facilities to ex-
pand the capacity at Burma," he
An additional $120M will
be spent to upgrade existing
seed paddy facilities at Number
56'Village. Corentyne, Region
Six, while a $36M project was
recently finalised for construc-
tion of another seed paddy fa-
cility at Black Bush Polder, also
in Region Six.
At present, $250M is being
spent to carry out various ac-
tivities targeting seed produc-
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improved production tech-
niques. ''This is being done un-
der the research and extension
component o lthe Rice Com-
petitiveness Project and is be-
intg facilitated I the (.I\ 'nt
Rice Developmitenl Boaird
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paddy per crop. producing 75.
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satisfy 30 percent of the na-
tional need. Certification of all
seeds produced is being done by
trained persons from a special
unit recently set up at GRDB.
Government spends about
$60M annually on seed produc-
tion activities through the
GRDB but there is need for
more to be done. and all the cur-
rent programmes are intended to
address this and other issues
currently facing the rice sector.
Another area receiving attention
is climate change and in this re-
gard, three new lines of rice are
scheduled to be released within
the next 36 months. Two of
these lines are varieties that can
withstand the extreme weather
condition currently being expe-
rienced in Guyana.
"The varieties that the tech-
nical people are working on will
allow us not only to deal with
droughts but also with water,
should there be accumulation for
a long period. So we are look-
ing at rain resistance and even
salt water to withstand all these
changes in the future," Minister
Persaud said.
He added, "We have to
think about these long impacts
and what we do today. and our
plans that must take into ac-
count what are the changes and
developments that will take
place in the sector and affect
rice farmers."
Government's commit-
ment and investments in the
rice industry have seen posi-
tive results, as significant in-
creases in production, yields
and exports were recorded in
2006, despite the many chal-
lenges. Statistics indicated a
production of 306, 828 tonnes
as compared to 273, 237
tonnes in 2005. Exports for
2006 were 204, 296 tonnes
which earned US$54.4M, re-
flecting an increase of more
than US$8M over the previ-
ous year. This achievement
was recorded despite the area
of cultivation was less in 2006
when compared to 2005. How-
ever, there was an increase in
yields from 63 bags per acre
to 72 bags. This performance
is likely to continue this year
and in the coming years.

MR tr:8 .Toos\tr

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Ssam and the



By Gwynne Dyer

It was not a tactful way to
start out in his new job as a
Turkish government spokes-
man. but Suat Kiniklioglu
did cut to the heart of the
matter. The reaction to the
outcome of the recent Turk-
ish elections (22 J.uly) in
other Muslim countries, he
said, "can be roughly
summed up as asking: What
thi hell did the Turks do
right 'hat M'e didn't dCo? How
come they can manage a re-
JIoni;aniatly NIus7iIm oopula-
aion. negotiate (forn member-
'hip) with ti:e iuropean
Uica;, and, have a v,orkablie
democracy while we're stuck
with lhese idiotic auiecrats."



. a .

(From page seven)
successor immediately
No It had to have been
a coincidence that Mr. Blair
withdrew when he did, and
that Mr. Brown encountered
what he had. Fate; or Provi-
dence. was especially kind to
Mr. Blair to have allowed
him to make a gentleman's
withdrawal from office, on
schedule, and, except rela-
tive to Iraq (which only his-
torians will in time correctly
interpret), with reputation
If these crises have
seared a brown patch on the
.British landscape in- 2007-,
they still do represent both
a challenge to the leadership
qualities of Mr. Brown -
testing his mettle as it were
- and a last chance of re-
demption for the New
Labour Party Government.
So, within the tragedies
of a daunting summer there
seems to be an opportunity
for the new Prime Minister
to seize the time. f he he has
any of the political craft of
a Tony Blair or a Bill
Clinton, to rise brilliantly
above disaster, institute and
implement effect rehabilita-
measures to ease the
population's distress, which
would galvanize much-
needed political support be-
hind himself and party.
The question is: Does
Mr. Brown have the requi-
site charisma, the compe-
tence and the required re-
sources, both human and
financial, to turn the tide
around before the time
when he must face the
people at a general elec-

Idiotic autiocrials? ( CotiI hel
be referring to the generals who
:ule so many Mushin countries:
the three generals in direct suc-
cession who have run Egypt for
over fifty years, the shadowy
A\lgerian generals '.ho have
Jomiia as long. tine Lenerci!s who cur-
rently rule Bangladesh and Pa-
kistan. the son ot a general who
runs Syria. and Ihe "colonel"
\\io has ruled Libya for 38
- ea's?
Might hie even be including
the kings and sheikhs who rule
most of the rest of the Muslim
world, from Morocco to
rirunei, sometime e: with a par-
liamemnty facade, so.nietines
'without ;'.? Idiotic a iocrats?
"'hat a bit strong especially
-oin Turk. since the Turks
ruled most of the Arab world
for centuries, with not the
slightest nod to the notion of
democracy until shortly before
the empire collapsed in the
First World War.
Kiniklioglu may lack tact,
but his question does weigh on
the minds of people elsewhere
in the Muslim world. They
wonder why so many Muslims
are indeed still ruled by auto-
crats (not all of them idiots).
Some even wonder if there is a
basic incompatibility between
democracy and Islam. The "Is-
lamist" extremists not only be-
lieve this; they perversely pro-
claim it as a virtue. What they
all forget is that the Turks have
been working on this agenda for
a hundred years.
Turkey is an exception
among the larger Muslim coun-
tries: a functioning democracy
with a booming economy that is
a candidate althougha contro-_
versial one) to join the European
Union. But then, Turkey was
never a European colony, while

alinosi all oithr .Iusimm coun-
tries w\,ere co;n. itered by the Eu-
ropean eflmpires and lost their
statehood for generations.
The Turkish state has ex-
isted for six centuries, whereas
most other Muslim countries
have scarcely been independent
for six decades. And for almost
a hundred ears stas. starting '\ith
the Young furk Revolution of
O108. the country' has I;een
riled hy people wilh :i celiber-
:li proecl Ito inodcrnisc the
Turkish state The ''ounig Turks
.',ere arnmy oliiccrs who be-
!i', ed !hal if Turke' did Ldnot
milotdernisc quickly ,i ;i iL iro-
ipean iy!e I ltoo wOuld 1e coC,-
litedi' l h' h-iuropeins enm-
It took I'ilteen 'ears, many
blunders, a;nd a lot of lives, and
the Arab parts of the empire
were lost to Britain and France
in the roccess. but they did save
their country. it was mostly the
work of one of the Young Turk
officers. Mustafa Kemal Pasha,
who first rose to fame by stop-
ping the Anglo-French attempt
to capture Istanbul in the
Gallipoli campaign in 1915.
Turkey was on the losing side
in the First World War, but in
1919-22 Kemal led a resistance
war that stopped the victors

ir'am carvi'g Ithe country up as
'3y 1923 ltie Suitan was
deposed. Turkey \, as a re-
public, and Mustafa Kemal
(who took the surname
Ataturk -- "Father of the
Turks") \was in ch,,rge. Hc
created a militantly secular
stale that rejected m.n\ public
role for Islain. and set about
imp )sing European : stems
and nornms in every domain of
life. it was lornially a denioc-
act by the lo'50ls. but it was
real; still run by a
i.' t rising. eculari lite who
Ilnopop)oiIsCd the oitlicer
cti rl ,. the judiciarY alpd theC
higherr ranks of ihic bureau
Tre old elite believed that if
isiam were not rigidly confined
to tilhe private sphere, it would
drag Turkey back into a'Middle
East that they saw as being run
by "idiotic autocrats." but they
were wrong. The problem is not
Islam, but the people who use
it to justify autocracy. And what
has now happened in Turkey is
that the Muslim democrats of
the ruling Justice and Develop-
ment (AK) party have won a
key confrontation with the
army and elected their man,
Abdullah Gul. to the presi-

When the leaders of the AK
party say that they support the
secular state. the old elite think
they are lying, and fifteen years
ago some of them probably
s\cre. Blu the leaders and the
p'rt lhave both matured, and
ni\ believe that the best way to
"'rnitel Isl[:'n in : i modern state
1. to hai\e 1th' stale iabolutlcly
ntic'ilral. neither for religion nor
against it. Kuinklitoglu himself.
like many of AK "tirtv's new
stars. is'i "nol \el'\ religious"
iibe:al '.\h ioned the pallvy he-
calse he saw it a1s the best e-
hicle lor completing hei
dm'loclratisasion i el FUlrk-e.
i hiat does 'his miean forr
other, less fortunate Muslims
slates? It they don't have
time machines, not much o0

practical use. for their history
over the past hundred years
has been ', e i differ'".'.
Turkey's value o hiemn is is
liilpg prol ithat ecoinomiic
success. cm,'n.crac> and iree-
idom "of religion a're all full
ccaipatibie in a;1 a, rwhe n-
ingly Muslim ciouir'y. C-t'-,
Muslimn cot.itrie, viill i "i\d
to follow different routes ..
!he same destination, bt it
shouldn't tike them n<'.rly
so 'o1ng to get th( e.
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5N FRIDAY, Trinidad and
fobago celebrated with cus-
:omary pomp and ceremony
45 years of political indepen-
Jence from British colonial
As one of the founding
tnembers of today's Caribbean
community, Trinidad and To-
bago is viewed as the fastest
growing- -economy--among-
tARICOM's 15 partner coun-
tries, based largely on oil and
natural gas earnings.
Economic growth for 2006
was 12 percent, an increase of
four percent in 2005; unem-
ployment is at its lowest at ap-
proximately eight
percent; structural poverty is
comparatively high at some 17
percent, with inflation varying
between eight to ten percent.
In contrast to its very
favourable image as
CARICOM's "wealthiest"
member, the twin-island repub-
lic has the unenviable reputation
as onei ofthe worse crime cen-
tres of the region with gun-re-
lated murders and kidnapping
for ransom being the highest-
after Jamaica.
What remains constant at
this stage as the people of
Trinidad and Tobago continue to
celebrate this weekend is
that the country is firmly main-
taining its top spot in trade and
investment advantages within
CARICOM as it expands its
economic interest in the Ameri-
cas-North and South.

Crime Scene
What is also evident, though
in a negative sense, is that the
People's National Movement

administration_ of PrimeMinis- .
ter Patrick Manning is yet to
come up with any effective
strategy to combat the escalat-
ing narco-trafficking, murders,
kidnapping for ransom and
other serious crimes that have
been plaguing the nation for
more than the government's
current second term.
Consequently, in a country
that projects in its multiplying
-high-rise-buildings-of moderrn-
architecture, expanding commu-
nication infrastructure,
bourgeoning business
and cultural developments and
comparatively high lifestyles
depicting an image of prosper-
ity, there is also that other
haunting profile of a nation at
the losing end in a battle against
rampaging crime across the
Police-- Commissioner
Trevor Paul's assurances of new
anti-crime policies and
programmes have all too often
failed to place the well-funded
__policeforcein a comman-d
position against the criminal
gangs, rapists and kidnappers.
Now that he is about to retire,
advertisements are being placed
in foreign media for a successor,
a foreign national if necessary.

Helping Hand
Rich in its cultural creativ-
. ity and sense of humour,
Trinidad and Tobago is perhaps
the most cosmopolitan of our
CARICOM countries. It has
been sharing some of its wealth,
earned primarily from oil and
natural gas. with its Community
partners through various mecha-
nisms, including a regional pe-
troleum fund.

--Some may cynically remark-
that this aid has also a self-serv-
ing component that reflects
awareness of CARICOM
being Trinidad and Tobago's
second largest trading partner,
outside the USA.
Such cynicism must of
course contend with the reality
that Trinidad and Tobago has had
a long history as a provider of
economic aid to CARICOM
This aid tradition is rooted
in a trans-Caribbean philosophy
of its first Prime Minister and
one of the architects of
CARICOM, Dr Eric Williams,
founder of the PNM and "father
of the nation" that was born on
August 31, 1962.
Prior to the official marking
of last Friday's 45th indepen-
dence, Prime Minister Manning
had presented the nation's big-
gest-ever budget-
TT$42.Billion (US$7 billion),
done with an evident! eye at
coming new election that could

take place-within the-next two--That optimism is--shared by at
months. least two leading oil companies,
including bpTT, but not by
Two challenges some informed independent
There are currently two sig- sources. I
nificant challenges being faced JUDICIARY: The second
by- the Manning administration- challenge has to do with current-
ENERGY: First is to turmoil in the country's justice
counter fears, generated by are- administration system. The
cent audit report from the controversies involve the func-
American firm of Ryder Scott, tioning of the judiciary ariid se-
that the country's natural gas rious charges of alleged politic.aL
reserves could be exhausted in interference as well as judicial
2019, a dozen years from now- misconduct.
at current rate of operations. At the core of the prevail-
The disclosure to the me- ing problems would be the sus-
dia by his Energy Minister, Dr pension of Chief Justice
Lenny Saith, last month of de- Satnarine Sharma, ahead of
lining natural gas reserves, coming impending impeachment
sent an anguished Manning on proceedings.
the offensive to reassure the The impeachment route, for
nation that there was no need which a tribunal has finally been
to worry. established, resulted from al-
.-- Coming explorations of new leged criminal offences by. the
wells, at least 17 over the next Chief Justice. He has made
five years, should confirm the counter claims of repeated po-
country's capacity for many litical interference in judicial
years to come beyond 2019, ac- matters involving Prime Minis-
cording to the Prime Minister. ter Manning and his Attorney

General, John Jeremy.
The Chief Magistrate,
Sherman McNicolls, is also at
the centre of a related contro-
-versy resulting from his refusal
to be cross-examined in court
about his allegations of criminal
conduct by former Prime Min-
ister Basdeo Panday.
At 45 years of political free-
dom, therefore, there are con-
flicting images of this multi-eth-
nic, multi-cultural society of
CARICOM that would include
its prosperity profile; creative
cultural imagination; deteriorat-
ing health problems; commend-
able efforts to help Community
partners with financial
aid; depressing levels
of crime; turmoil in justice ad,
Yet, for all its problems,
Trinidad and Tobago remains
perhaps CARICOM's most
preferred shopping centre;
and its people as friendly and
humorous as ever with an ad-
mirable capacity to laugh at
themselves-a quality others
in our Community, including
Guyanese, would do well to

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SEOUL (Reuters) Nineteen
South Korean Christian vol-
unteers held hostage by the
Taliban in Afghanistan for six
weeks returned home on
Sunday, thanking their gov-
ernment for winning their
A senior leader of the insur-
gents told Reuters Seoul had
paid US$20 million for their re-
lease. The South Korean gov-
ernment denies paying any ran-
som but has come under criti-
cism for striking a deal through
direct negotiations with ihe
"We w\\nt to spread God.''
love and carry out his \\ishces.
We regret all the trouble we gai\ e
to the people of South Korea
and the government and we are
grateful for being allowed to re-
turn to our families." freed hos-
tage Lyu Kyung-sik said after
The hostages, looking som-
ber and some fighting back
tears, stood behind Lyu as he
made a brief statement at
Incheon airport outside Seoul.
He stood between framed pic-
tures of two other hostages shot
dead by the Taliban.
"Had it not been for you
and your life-risking rescue op-
eration, our Afghan missionary
team would have lost our lives,"

said Lyu. still wearing a beard
grown during his captivity.
The hostages were quickly
shuttled out of the airport and
taken to a hospital near Seoul for
medical checks and to be re-
united with relatives.
When asked if a ransom had
been paid, Kim Man-bok, the
head of South Korea's spy
agency, said at the airport:
"There was none at all."

The South Korean govern-
ment said it only agreed to pull
out a small contingent of mili-
tary engineers and medical staff
and end South Korean mission-
ary work in Afghanistan in re-
turn for the release of the hos-
It had already planned to
pull all its non-combat troops
out before the hostage ordeal.
Taliban insurgents kid-


Released South Korean hostages cry during their reunion with other hostages at a hotel
in Kabul Friday. REUTERS/Yonhap

Hostages held in


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The hostages. mostly
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way home from Afghanistan.
Manv South Koreans said
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The hostages have spoken
of living in constant fear for
their lives and were split up
into small groups and shuttled
around the Afghan countryside
to avoid detection.

Power sharing ...

(From page 11)
to hear? If the platlornm is created in a non-violent atmosphere
for conversation to take place. we would have begun a process
of peace building between the Africans and the Indians. I wish
to propose the convening of intra-group conversations among
Africans and Indians, not just as an event, but as an ongoing
exercise. This conversation should have at its core, frank, open
discussions of what the real needs and problems of the indi-
vidual groups are, and how best these can be tackled internally
and in consort with the other groups.
Some of the very pertinent questions that should be asked
and answered in these conversations are as follows:

For the Africans:
1 Is African marginalization real or perceived? Is it political
discrimination or the result of the fear of racial domination?
2 How have the internal structures and culture weakness within
the African communities failed to address the problems they face?
3 What did the twenty-eight years of PNC rule do to and
for Africans in Guyana?
4 What needs to be done by Africans working with each
other and with the IndiaIs to deal with the racial divide'?
5 \What should he the role o Altican Guyanese political lead-
(0 11 the African view of Indian, in Gux ann a correct one? It
noi \. it nileeds to be done to contecc it'

The questions for the Indians are these:
1 The charges of discrimination made by Africans, is it real or
perceived? If it is real, is it an attempt at 'pay back' for twenty -
eight years of PNC rule, or the fear of racial domination?
2 Is it true that Africans, by their nature, are bullies, and
have always bullied Indians? Is this a perception or a reality?
3 What is the real meaning of the twenty-eight years of PNC
rule for Indians?
4 Is there a desire to make Africans 'pay' for those twenty-
eight years?
5 Is the Indian view of Africans in Guyana a correct one? If
not, what needs to be done to correct it?
These are very, very tough questions, but if Guyana is
to move forward, we must be willing to talk about what is
keeping us apart as a people. Let us begin with talking to
each other, and then we can talk about sharing power, what-
ever that means.

. .-.. r + ,. r,.. J. f.Se tel 3-' (^7

SUNDAY CH MC LE September 2),2007'. -::; 11

Power sharing may

not be the answer

By Rev. Kwame Gilbert
In recent times, there has
been ventilation of thoughts
in the public domain on the
present political environ-
ment. Some have adumbrated
that the best solution at this
time is power sharing as the
alternative form of gover-
nance. I am still to see a
proper definition of what is
meant by power sharing in

the context of Guyana. From
my perspective, power shar-
ing is not the answer to our
political situation. For as
long as we continue to see the
level of racial cleavage evi-
dent in our last elections,
power sharing is out.
Firstly. in order for power
sharing to work. trust has to be
the critical present element .For-
give me for sounding pessimis-
tic, but trust is the hardest thing

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to find in our present political
reality. The mistrust, animosity.
or rather acrimony that exists
amongst our political leaders, to
attempt power sharing is a sure
recipe for national disaster.
For power sharing to work
a number of things must be in
place first. People in our coun-
try have to begin to feel safe
again .The armed gangs, roam-
ing our country freely, killing
with impunity, have to be dis-
armed and brought to justice.
Our law enforcement needs to
stop justifying their failure and
do their job or get out. Law and
order based on the rule of law
has to be restored. Then and
only then can we begin negotia-
tions on the idea of power shar-
Secondly, we have to con-
sider what the needs of the
masses, specifically Africans
and Indians, are. I dare to sug-
gest that while many will be the
needs of both groups, the one
need that is priority for both
groups is conversation .That is
correct. Conversation by any
means necessary. The student
of Conflict Resolution would
know from Robert Gurr. A Glo-
bal View of Ethno political Con-
flict "Protracted social conflicts
are based in deep-seated racial,
ethnic, and religious tensions
that combine with structural di-

visions within societies and political oppression to
result in the victimization of one or more groups.
This victimization stems out of a denial by the more
powerful group of the basic human needs of the less
powerful group for security, identity, recognition and
development" (Gurr.2000).
The question is. are there real obstacles to con-
versation in our political culture? What is it that the
Africans in Guyana want to say, that they want the
other races to hear? What is it that the Indians in
Guyana want to say that they want the other races
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shakes Mexico's

Gulf of California
CULIACAN, Mexico (Reuters) A strong earthquake hit
Mexico's Gulf of California yesterday, but there were no
reports of damage and no danger of a tsunami.
The epicenter of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake was 61 miles
from the town of Los Mochis in the tomato-growing state of
Sinaloa, at a depth of 35 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey re-
Civil protection authorities in Los Mochis said they had
not received any reports of damage or injuries.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there
was no danger of dangerous waves from the earthquake.
"Fortunately, most of the earthquakes in the Gulf of Cali-
fornia are the kind that don't lift the ocean bottom and so they
don't generate waves," Tsunami Center geophysicist Gerard
Fryer said.
The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez,
separates the sparsely populated Baja California peninsula from
mainland Mexico.
Last April, a strong magnitude 6 earthquake shook
Mexico, sending thousands of tourists in the resort of
Acapulco fleeing into the streets in panic and knocking
out electricity 250 miles away in Mexico City.

giant hole in the Universe is
devoid of galaxies, stars and
even lacks dark matter, as-
tronomers said on Thursday.
The team at the University
of Minnesota said the void is
nearly a billion light-years
across and they have no idea
why it is there. "
"Not only has no one ever
found a void this big, but we
never even expected to find one
this size," said astronomy pro-
fessor Lawrence Rudnick.
Writing in the Astrophysi-
cal Journal, Rudnick and col-

leagues Shea Brown and Liliya
Williams said they were exam-
ining a cold spot using the
Wilkinson Microwave Anisot-
ropy Probe satellite, and found
the giant hole.
"We already knew there
was something., different about
this spot in the sky," Rudnick
said. The region stood out as
being colder in a survey of the
Cosmic Microwave Background
- the faint radio buzz left over
from the Big Bang that gave
birth to the Universe.
"What we've found is not
normal, based on either obser-

Iraqi civilian

deaths rise

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Civil-
ian deaths from violence in
Iraq rose in August, with
1,773 people killed, govern-
ment data showed yesterday,
just days before the U.S.
Congress gets a slew of re-
ports on President George W.
Bush's war strategy.
The civilian death toll was
up 7 percent from 1,653 people
killed in July, according to fig-
ures from various ministries.
* Nearly a quarter of the Au-
a gust total comprised 411 people
killed in massive truck bomb-
* ings against the minority Yazidi
I community in northern Iraq on
* August 14.

national studies or on computer
simulations of the large-scale
evolution of the Universe,"
Williams said in a statement.
The astronomers said the
region even appeared to lack
dark matter, which cannot be
seen directly but is usually de-
tected by measuring gravita-
tional forces.
The void is in a region of
sky in the constellation
Eridanus, southwest of Orion.
The researchers have
posted images on the
Internet at

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Without the Yazidi attack.
the death toll would still be
higher than the June number of
1,227, which had been the low-
est monthly total since a U.S.-
backed crackdown began in
The figures showed 87 Iraqi
security forces were killed in
August, a big drop from the
previous month when 224 were
Bush, under pressure from
opposition Democrats and some
senior Republicans to begin
pulling U.S. troops from Iraq,
urged Congress on Friday to
wait for the assessments on
Iraq's security and political situ-
ation before making any judg-
"The stakes in Iraq are too
high and the consequences too
grave for our security here at
home to allow politics to harm
the mission of our men and
women in uniform," Bush said
in a statement after visiting mili-
tary officials at the Pentagon.
The U.S. military says sec-
tarian attacks have fallen since
30,000 more American troops
deployed under Bush's plan to
give Iraqi leaders "breathing

space" to foster reconciliation
between warring Shi'ite and
Sunni Arabs.
The U.S. commander in
Iraq, General David Petraeus,
told an Australian newspaper in
an interview last week there had
been a 75 percent fall in reli-
gious and ethnic killing since
last year.
But while some security
gains have been achieved, no
key laws aimed at healing deep
sectarian divisions have been
passed, and Shi'ite Prime Min-
ister Nuri al-Maliki's cabinet has
been hit by the withdrawal of
nearly half his ministers.
An assessment of the
"surge" of troops along with
Iraq's political situation will be
the focus of a series of pivotal
reports to the U.S. Congress in
the coming two weeks that
could prompt a shift in
Washington's war policy.
The most crucial will be an
assessment from Petraeus and
Ambassador Ryan Crocker who
will testify on September 10.
The White House is re-
quired to submit its own report
by September 15.
That report is likely to re-

fer to a decision by Shi'ite cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr to freeze the
activities of his feared Mehdi
Army militia.
The U.S. military yesterday
welcomed the move and said it
hoped security forces could now
focus more on fighting Sunni Is-
lamist al Qaeda.
The anti-American cleric
on Wednesday ordered his
Mehdi Army to suspend armed
action for up to six months af-
ter dozens of people were
killed during gunbattles involv-
ing the militia at a Shi'ite pil-
grimage in the holy Shi'ite city
of Kerbala.
"Moqtada al-Sadr's declara-
tion holds the potential to reduce
criminal activity and help reunite
Iraqis separated by ethno-sec-
tarian violence and fear," the
U.S. military said in a statement,
its first detailed comment on
the suspension order.
A senior Sadr aide said on
Thursday the order to stop
armed action might only last a
week if American and Iraqi
forces did not stop detaining the
fiery cleric's followers.
Residents in Sadr's Baghdad
stronghold of Sadr City said
U.S. forces raided the area early
on Saturday.
The U.S. military said it had
detained eight suspected "spe-
cial groups terrorists" usually
understood to be a reference to
rogue Mehdi Army militiamen
with links to Iran during pre-
dawn operations in the capital.
Sadr's aides have said the
suspension order was de-
signed to allow Sadr to weed
out rogue elements from the


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Gaping hole found in universe]



Defence lawyers challe

authority for Sugrim

extradition hearing

ACTING Director of Public
Prosecutions (DPP), Ms.
Shalimar Ali-Hack yesterday
threatened to file larceny
charges against attorneys-at-
law Mr. Nigel Hughes and
Mr. Glen Hanoman when the
extradition proceedings
against Terrence Sugrim
continued before Magistrate
Hazel Octave-Hamilton.
It happened after Ali-Hack
claimed the lawyers refused to
return a document she had lent
them to facilitate questioning of
the first witness, Director Gen-
eral of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Ms. Elizabeth Harper.
Before Harper was called by
Ali-Hack, Hanoman raised some
preliminary points on the
Court's authority to proceed.
He said the issues were im-

portant as they formed the ba-
sis on which the magistrate
would continue the hearing and
the authorisation to go on must
circumscribe the evidence that
the Prosecution is expected to
Hanoman said the situation
must be explained with suffi-
cient particularity so that the
State does not go beyond the
boundary when the testimony is
being presented.
He maintained that, before
the continuation of the inquiry,
counsel must be aware what
section of the law may have
been breached to satisfy the
principle of double criminality
which is the cornerstone of any
extradition hearing at this level.
Hanoman said the Defence
is prejudiced as the

authorisation is too vain and
Ali-Hack responded that
the very concerns were previ-
ously raised in the High Court
and the Court of Appeal and
should be overruled as having
no base in Guyana's legislation.
The magistrate agreed that
the authority is proper.
The witness Harper, was
attempting to read an affidavit
but Hughes objected, declaring
he was unaware of any law that
permits her to recite from pre-
pared statements whether
sworn or not and the DPP with-
drew the documentation.
Ali-Hack then asked the
magistrate to hand it over as it
was never read by the former
buta similar request of the De-
fence met with opposition.


Hughes again challenged the
authority to proceed and sug-
gested the matter be referred to
the High Court as the magistrate
could not take away a docu-
ment that was given voluntar-
ily to the Defence in open
Ali-Hack insisted the docu-
mentation belonged to her and
was only temporarily loaned to
the Defence lawyers, with a
copy also given to the magis-
trate on the same conditions.
The magistrate gave back
hers but the Defence Counsel
declined to do similarly and Ali-
Hack accused them of larceny.
"This is downright dishon-
esty, "Ali-Hack stated but
Hughes shot back that he would
not have the DPP threatening
them, just because they did not
comply with her request.
Hughes said the defendant's
legal representatives were con-
stitutionally entitled to retain
possession of the papers and
not even the Court has the
power to retrieve them.
Hughes also interpreted the
claimed threat as intimidation
and invited the DPP to recuse
herself from the proceedings
but, after further exchanges, the
adjournment was taken to Sep-
tember 5.
The United States (U.S.)
Government wants Sugrim
extradited there to face drug
trafficking charges but he re-
mains a remanded prisoner
here. (Telesha Persaud)

Three prison escapees still at large

Twelve of the 18 prisoners
who escaped from New
Amsterdam Prison last Au-
gust 25 are back behind bars,
and three are dead.
Reports out of Berbice
state that yesterday morning
ranks from a Joint Services team
conducting relentless searches in
a bid to recapture all the fugitives
nabbed Jaipersaud Naipaul, of
Letter Kenny, who is facing a

charge of murder, at his home.
Still at large are Troy Benn,
of Lot 624 East Ruimveldt,
Georgetown; and Anthony
Campbell, of Lot 45
Stanleytown, New Amsterdam
and Alvin Bhola, of Line Path,
Skeldon, all in Berbice.
The 18 remand prisoners
were in a lunchroom facility
with over 100 other inmates
when they used hacksaw blades

to cut away one-inch thick iron
bars to free themselves after
which they used a makeshift
ladder to scale a 15-foot high
fence at the back of the prisons.
The three dead were cor-
nered in an abandoned house at
Heathburn by members of the
Joint Services search team.
Of the 12 back behind
bars, three surrendered vol-

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

U Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Upgrading of 1100m Sea Defences at Turkeyen/Ogle, East Coast Demerara,
Region 4
1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications, Guyana Sea Defences -
Emergency Works Project invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders
for Upgrading of 1100m Sea Defences at Turkeyen/Ogle, East Coast
Demerara,Region 4. The construction period is Six (6) Months.

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders,
subject to provisions of Section III (Eligible Countries) of this document.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Project
Manager, Guyana Sea Defences-Emergency Works Project at Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown: Email http://gsdpeu@totmaiLcom and inspect the
Bidding Documents at the same address between the normal working hours from
3rd September 2007 to 24th September 2007

4. Qualifications requirements include: Contractor should have:
Undertaken at least two jobs ofsimilar size and scope within the last
twvo years
Annual turnover ofG$75 million in any ofthe last three years

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA Compliance Certificate.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders
on the submission of a written Application to the address stated in Item 3 above and
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars(G$5000.00). The
method of payment will be cash. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in
the tender box at the following address: The Chairman, National Procurement
and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Street,
Georgetown.The name of the project should be in the upper left-hand corner of the

7. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in Item 6 above at or before 09:00h.
Tuesday 25th September 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not "be permitted. Late
bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address Item 6 above at
09:00h. Tuesday 25th September 2007.

8. All bids "shall "be accompanied by a "BidSecurity "of GS1,800,000.00

9. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept
or reject any orall Bids without assigning reasons) for such rejection

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary

Page 14 & 19.p65

MMA farmers granted

waivers totalling $40M
Farmers within the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary Agricultural
Development Authority (MMA/ADA) administered areas are
to benefit from a waiver of rates and taxes totalling some $40M.
The farmers last Friday received the waivers which were
granted following representation made to Agriculture Minister
Robert Persaud
A release from the Ministry of Agriculture stated that the
waiver of D&I charges were granted during a meeting with farm-
ers and residents at the Bush Lot Secondary School, West Coast
Berbice called to discuss the effects of the weather on the cur-
rent rice crop.
At the meeting farmers had informed the minister of issues
currently affecting them such as drainage and irrigation, rice/cattle
conflicts and accessibility to farmlands amongst other issues.
The charges waivered were those due to the MMA/ADA
for the period July to December 2007 and ranged from 75% to
100 % in some areas.
The lands granted freedom from payments for the six month
period by the Minister included not only lands in West Berbice
but those at MARDS, Mahaicony, the Park Abary Irrigation area
Mahaicony and the Right Bank Mahaicony and Left Bank Abary.
Farmers on lands on the Right Bank Mahaicony River, Left
Bank Abary River and on all lands South of MARDS Drainage
and Irrigation Area and extending to a line at Gordon Table run-
ning parallel to the Jugdeo Canal benefited from a 100% waiver
of rates for the period.
So also did farmers on the Left Bank Abary River on the
1st & 2nd Depth lands from Plantain Turn to Jugdeo Canal,
the release stated.
In giving the MMA/ADA permission to relinquish pay-
ments due, Persaud told the farmers that the Authority is a self-
financing body which is dependent on them to pay their D&I
charges on a timely basis
Persaud had noted the concerns raised and stated that the
Ministry of Agnculture is coordinating with various agencies
to cushion the effects of the issues affecting their livelihood.
particularly the intense and prolonged rainy seasons and the
increased costs of production that is affecting rice farmers.
However. Persaud urged them to pay up those charges
due for the earlier period from January to June 2007.

The Ministry of Education will once again be celebrating Education Month
from September 1 to September 30, 2007 and International Teachers' Day
on October 5, 2007. The theme is 'School Heath. Nutrition & HIV AIDS
Education: Safeguarding the Future Generation.

Activities for Education Month

2007-09- 08 International Literacy Day

2007-09-18 J.O.F. Haynes Inter Secondary Schools Debating

2007-09- 26 GUYAID Award Ceremony for Essay competition

2007-09-28 Preliminaries of National Schools' H [VAIDS
Jingle Competition

2007-10-03 National Awards Ceremony

2007-10-05 International National Teachers' Day
Health Fair


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August 3 l will mark 9 months of Travelspan service to Guyana. We faced many uncontrollable and a few controllable delays.
Nevertheless, there have been significant positive developments in the market during these 9 months, including a 30% drop in average
airfares. We are encouraged and moving forward with more enhancements for air travel. Our long term goal is to provide our nation with a
strong, viable Airline that the People and the Economy of-Guyana can depend on. The purpose of this message is to better inform you. our
flying public. "An Informed Consumer is our Best Customer".

Travelspan recently signed a new contract with Ryan Airlines for two Boeing 757-200 seat Aircraft. These Aircrafts will increa se
passenger and baggage capacity for Guyana.

Several Travelspan flights were diverted from CJIA in recent months due to fog. We have adjusted our flight schedule to arrive later
and minimize future weather delays.

As per Trinidad Airport Authority, runway resurfacing will conclude by October 17th. The.airport will reopen 24 hours, removing a
major cause of delays on the Tuesday and Friday flights from Fort Lauderdale via Port of Spain to Guyana.

Fuel Cost continues to be a major factor globally, and it impacts ticket prices for air travel all over the world. In the case of Guyana,
fuel prices average $1.00 per gallon more than at New York, Fort Lauderdale or Trinidad. The Boeing 757-200 burns 1250 gallons
per hour X US $1.00 = $1,250 X 11.5 hours round trip to New York -.$14,375 added cost per round trip flight. Divided by 200 seats
= US $71.80 @ 205 = G $14,719.00 additional cost per passenger. There is no option but to pass these fuel costs on to the passengers
in the form of higher air fares. It is our hope that with the increased volume of flights to CJIA, prices will be reduced and this saving
will be reflected in lower air fares.
... Please note that fuel is not the only factor driving costs upwards.

This problem continues to plague all airlines. Travelspan has added additional and innovative security measures to confront the
contraband issue. It is hoped that all responsible agencies will do their part to eliminate the transport of illicit substances. The fines
imposed on airlines by governments will continue to hinder growth for the aviation sector in our country and have broader
implications for our economy as a whole and on Guyana's plans to be an Eco Tourism destination.

A Boeing 757-200 Aircraft has 1,850 cubic feet of space in its belly. Should all passengers travel with the International Standard
Suitcase of L + H+ W =6 62", a total of 510 suitcases will fit in a Boeing 757-200. With a 200 seat Aircraft and 2 suitcases pe r
passenger, there is enough space to fit all passengers' luggage.

During the summer peak months, Travelspan offered 5 non stop flights each week to New York. In off peak, Travelspan intends to
reduce non stop flights due to seasonally lower passenger demand.
Please note that our other Travelspan flights, operating via Port of Spain. do not require passengers to deplane or declare their personal
belongings during the stop.
While Travelspan wishes to maintain more non stop flights to Guyana, it can only respond to the realities of a highly seasonal market.

Applications are on file with tlie Canadian Government. Once approved, Travelspan will make the appropriate announcements. The
Company is also considering Barbados as a new destination.

Travelspan remains as fully committed today as we were when service to Guyana commenced nine months ago. We will continue to strive
to provide our country with the best air service ever and become an airline that all Guyanese can be proud of.

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Message by Minister of Education, Hon. Shaik Baksh

On the observance

of Education Month,

September 2007

September each year is des-
ignated Education Month.
The theme for this year is
"The school health, nutrition
and HIV/AIDS education."
There has been collaboration
by the Ministries of Educa-
tion and Health, the Pan
American Health

Organisation/World Health
Organisation (PAHO/WHO)
and the United Nations Inter-
national Children's Fund
(UNICEF) on health promo-
tion in schools.
During the month of Sep-
tember the Ministry of Educa-
tion will be highlighting impor-


the key to successful

The importance of standards to business performance can-
not be over-emphasized. Business executives must recog-
nize that their companies can be disadvantaged if they fail
to embrace the application of standards in their corporate
strategies and operations.
Most companies consist of a network of inter-related ac-
tivities, internal and external. Their operations may include en-
gineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resources,
the supplier base, accounting, marketing government relations,
among others.
This is, of course, patently obvious, and some companies
are investing significant resources in an effort to continuously
improve the performance of their operating network. Far less
obvious in this context is the fact that standards, in one form
or another, play a critical role in the performance of nearly ev-
ery area in the corporate network, a fact not well appreciated
by executive management.
Every company has a strategic plan, whether it is formally
articulated or not. The success of a company is measured by
the extent to which the com-
pany achieves or exceeds the N D r
planned objectives, assuming -f .
the plan itself is appropri-
ately comprehensive. From c _
the perspective of the net-
work model, it is reasonable
to ask whether overall corpo- A
rate performance can be
optimised when standards, -
key to the performance of in- '--
dividual corporate activities, --
are not addressed in the plan-
ning process. CORNER
Corporate performance
is measured, in part, by.the extent to which revenues are in-
creased and costs reduced, especially those costs that add no
value. These two criteria apply in some way to every mode in
the network. Just as standards are crucial tools in building rev-
enues and reducing costs, they are also fundamental in optimising
corporate performance.
Standards can help businesses to stay competitive and be
more profitable. Standards eliminate excess costs, boost pro-
ductivity, satisfy consumer needs, and protect the workforce
and the public.
Far from impeding business, standards actually break down
barriers to trade, provide industry stability, and encourage com-
merce. Standards are the foundation for innovation, so they
hasten the rate of implementation of new technology. Stan-
dards and technology are natural partners to the strategic mar-
keting plan, which is clear evidence that standards should be
given important consideration by business managers as well as
of engineers and technicians.
Standards are important for every company, because stan-
dards influence the design, the manufacturing and the marketing
of many products worldwide. Standards create large markets
throughout the world instead of many fragmented markets.
Now, more than ever, Regional and International mar-
kets are demanding standards and the activities related to
certification. And the truth is, if you're not part of the
process you may be left behind, constantly trying to catch-
up or simply locked out. Effective participation in the
standardisation process and conformity assessment or cer-
tification, can help CEO'S to position their company at
the forefront of major business developments that are the
key to growth.

tant achievements and activities
in the following areas:
The vision screening
The dental hygiene
Health clubs formed in 78
schools throughout Guyana.
Chronic diseases
programme being developed to
work with parents and students
to address the problem of obe-
It will be recalled that re-
cently the Ministry of Health
sounded a warning on the in-
creasing percentage of children
suffering from obesity and
called for measures to be taken
to address the problem such as
expanded and extensive physi-
cal education programme in
In this regard the Minis-
try of Education has ap-
pointed seven qualified
physical education instructors
who will be rolled out into
the school system from the
new school year. We will also
highlight the health and fam-
ily life education (HFLE)
programme currently being
taught in schools.
Declaration of schools as
smoke-free zones has been an-
nounced by the Ministry from
the next school year. All schools
will be declared no smoking
zones. During the month of
September, a number of activi-
ties will take place to ensure
that teachers, students and par-
ents understand the importance
of this declaration and proven
dangers of cigarette smoking to
the health and well-being of the
population. especially school

Education Month will also
focus on the necessity of good
nutrition. The importance of a
balanced diet for the health of
children will be highlighted dur-
ing the month. The education of
parents on what constitutes a
balanced diet and how this can
be achieved using local prod-
ucts, will be featured through the
media and discussions in

Importantly, Education

Month will inform the popula-
tion on the response of the edu-
cation sector to HIV and AIDS.
The Ministry of Education
recognizes the, seriousness of
this epidemic and is taking ev-
ery precaution to work towards
mitigating its potential effects on
the school system and beyond.

The ,Ministry's immediate
focus is towards the
critical areas:
Accessihg the HIV/AIDS
situation in the education sector
Preparation 6f a strategic
plan in which HIV and AIDS
will be mainstreamed
Finalisation of an educa-
tion policy on HIV and AIDS
Incorporating HIV and
AIDS programmes into the
Ministry's in-service and pre-
service teacher training

Expanding the health and
family life education
programme across the
school system. Education
Month this year will have a
large number of activities
but three of these will
stand out:
-The national awards cer-
emony at the National Cultural
A workshop on HIV/
AIDS at the Cyril Potter Col-
lege of Education.
-A health promotion fair at
the GNS Ground
In addition, during the
month we will be observing In-
ternational Literacy Day on
September 8, in keeping with
the United Nations Decade of
Literacy, and also World Teach-
ers' Day on October 5, in rec-
ognition of the invaluable con-
tribution of our teachers.
I urge all students, par-
ents and teachers and indeed
all citizens to actively partici-
pate in the activities planned
for the observance of Educa-
tion Month.

Craig quits over

sex scandal

BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) Re-
publican Sen. Larry Craig of
Idaho, caught in a sex scan-
dal that quickly lost him the
support of his party after his
arrest in a men's toilet, said
yesterday he would resign
from the U.S. Senate.
Craig pleaded guilty to dis-j
orderly conduct last month af-
ter he was arrested in an under-
cover investigation of lewd be-
havior in an airport men's room.
"To Idahoans I represent,
to my staff, to my Senate col-
leagues, but most importantly
to my wife and family, I apolo-
gize for what I have caused. I
am deeply sorry," Craig, 62, said
at a news conference.
The three-term senator from;
the solidly Republican and
sparsely populated state said he
would step down on September 30.
Craig's departure capped a
week of turmoil for Republi-
cans, already reeling from eth-
ics problems, with the disclo-
sure of his arrest.
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Ot-
ter will pick a successor to com-
plete Craig's term, which runs
through next year. He was ex-
pected to choose a Republican
and maintain the current 51-49
Democratic control of the Senate.
Craig, who was elected to
the Senate in 1990, is ending his
career after the revelations on
Monday of his guilty plea. He
was arrested June 11 in the
men's room at the Minneapolis-
St. Paul airport, where police
were targeting public sex.
According to a police re-
port, Craig entered a toilet stall
next to an undercover policeman
and tapped his foot and waved
his hand in gestures that the of-
ficer said signaled "a desire to
engage in sexual conduct."
He was in the airport on the
way to Washington that day.
Craig later said he regretted
pleading guilty to the misde-
meanor charge and claimed he
did nothing wrong.
"I am not gay, I never have
been gay," he said on Tuesday,
with his wife at his side. They
have three children.
President George W. Bush
telephoned Craig shortly after the
resignation announcement to say
that he knew it was a difficult de-
cision and the president wished
the senator well, said White
House spokesman Scott Stanzel.
Craig "made the right deci-

I -

sion for himself, for his family,
his constituents and the United
States Senate," Stanzel said.
Craig had found himself de-
nying allegations that he was
homosexual from early on in his
Washington career, which began
in the House of Representatives
in 1981.
At the same time, the con-
servative senator opposed gay
rights and voted in favor of an
amendment to the U.S. Consti-
tution to define marriage as a
union between one man and one
On Saturday, Craig said he
felt he should resign from the
Senate to pursue legal options
in the case.
"I have little control over what
people choose to believe, but
clearing my name is important to
me and my family," he said.
Craig saw much of his party
abandon him during the week as
Republicans sought to distance
themselves from the scandal.
Top Republicans called for
a Senate Ethics Committee
probe of his actions and asked
Craig to step down temporarily
from his committee assignments.
At the news conference,
Craig thanked the handful of of-
ficials who appeared with him
on the podium, adding, "For
any public official at this mo-
ment in time to be standing with
Larry Craig is in itself a hum-
bling experience."
The Republican National
Committee was on the verge of
calling for Craig to resign on Friday
and top Idaho Republicans also
urged him to quit, a party aide said.
"He has been forced out, es-
sentially," the aide said on con-
dition of anonymity. "This is
what we all want."
Democrats won control of
Congress in last year's elections
partly because of Republican
scandals, including bribery and
one lawmaker making unwanted
advances on teenage Congres-
sional interns.
Republicans have been
battered by other scandals
this year, including an inves-
tigation of Sen. Ted Stevens
of Alaska, the longest-serving
Republican in Senate history,
and by Louisiana Sen. David
Vitter's admission of a "seri-
ous sin" after he was linked
to an escort service that po-
lice described as a prostitu-
tion ring.



Republican Idaho Senator Larry Craig (L) announces in Boise, Idaho yesterday, that he
will resign from his seat in the U.S. Senate effective September 30. Craig's wife Suzanne
(R) and Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter (center/rear) look on. REUTERS/Brian Losness

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Mexico trucks to roll

on U.S. highways

WA itIINGTON (Reuters) -
The 3ush administration can
proceed with a plan to open
the U.S. border to long haul
Me' c:an trucks as early as
nex week after an appeals
couw rejected a bid by labor,
con: !iner and environmental
intk csts to block the initia-
he 9th Circuit Court of
App als in San Francisco late on
Fri denied an emergency pe-
titi( sought by the Teamsters
uni, the Sierra Club and con-
sun. r group Public Citizen to
hall ie start of a one-year pi-
lot ;gram that was approved
by rngress after years of legal
and political wrangling.
he Transportation De-
partnlent welcomed the decision
and low : ng more direct shipments
froimi Mexico will benefit U.S.
The 1994 North American
Fre : Trade Agreement approved
broader access for ground ship-
ments from both countries but
the Clinton administration never
coi plied with the trucking pro-
vi, -n. A special tribunal or-
dei J the Bush administration
to do so in 2001.
"This is the wrong decision
for working men and women,"

Jim Hoffa, president of the
Teamsters, said in a statement
after the court ruling. "We be-
lieve this program clearly breaks
the law." The Teamsters repre-
sents truckers that would be af-
fected by the change. .
The emergency stay was
sought on grounds the
administration's pilot program
had not satisfied the U.S. Con-
gress' requirements on safety
and other issues. But the ap-
peals court ruled otherwise.
The administration plans to
start the program on September
6. Transportation Department
officials hope to receive final
clearance early next week from
the department's inspector
general's office; which is re-
viewing its safety aspects, and
finalize details with Mexican
The Mexican government

- Malnutrition is on the rise
in Darfur as a surge in vio-
lence prevents aid workers
from reaching more people in
need, a senior U.N. official

must grant reciprocal access to
U.S. trucks under NAFTA.
That provision is not expected
to be a problem. regulators said.
- Mexican trucks operating in
the United States have for years
been restricted to U.S. points
near certain large border cross-
ings where their goods are trans-
ferred to trucks owned by U.S.
Under the pilot program,
Mexican long haul trucking
companies that have met
safety, licensing, and other U.S.
requirements will be allowed to-
operate their rigs throughout
the country. Proponents say
this will reduce costs and speed
up shipments.
Trucking regulators said in
a court filing the goal is to
gradually accommodate 100
Mexican trucking companies
by the end of the pilot program,

Eighteen spot surveys by
U.N. agencies and independent
humanitarian groups in three
Darfur provinces indicated the
emergency threshold of 15 per

or roughly 540 large trucks.
But opponents said those
figures do not reflect the num-
ber of companies that could
seek access to U.S. roads if the
pilot is successful, which they)
said raises safety concerns.
"This (pilot) program is ba-
sically a show trial. They
haven't provided notice up
front about who will partici-
pate. You just don't know what
the program will look like," said
Bonnie Robin-Vergeer, attorney
for Public Citizen.
Public Citizen and the
Teamsters still plan to proceed
with a lawsuit they filed in fed-
eral court, challenging the Mexi-
can truck program on broader
grounds. That case will not
likely be decided until next year.
Trucks from Canada have
no operating restrictions in
the United States.

cent of the population suffering
from malnutrition had increased
to more than 17 percent in some
areas, the U.N. deputy emer-
gency relief coordinator,

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policyy 16 VAT and Funeral Services and Human Remains

The following forms the guiding principle regarding the application of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on

funeral services and human remains.

schedulee I paragraph 2A (m) and (n) of the VAT Act zero-rates "funeral services" and "human
remains "respectively.

or VAT purposes, funeral services include the supply of grave orders, tomb orders, coffins and
baskets. A supply of services such as transporting, storage, embalming, bathing and dressing of the
orpse are associated with "human remains". Therefore, the provision of the above services will not
: tract VAT at the standard rate of sixteen percent (16%). Further, when human remains are shipped
rom overseas they will also not attract VAT.

S'y virtue of section 35 of the VAT Act, registered suppliers of the services outlined above, such as

S'uneral homes, would be able to claim VAT incurred in relation to their business activities as an input
ax credit. Further, clainis for refunds (the difference between the input tax incurred and output tax

charged ) with respect to zero-rated supplies may be made on a monthly basis provided that at least
.ifty percent (50%) of the supplies are zero rated.

f Vyou require additional information or assistance on VAT, feel free to contact the Value- Added Tax
and Excise Tax Department situate at 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets or by the telephone numbers
|227- 7567,227-7672 or 227- 3696.
227- 7567I

Margareta Wahlstrom, said on
Some of the malnutrition is
attributed to lack of water and
sanitation conditions as well as
changing weather in Sudan's
western province where African
rebels rose up against the 'Arab-
dominated central government
four years ago. accusing it of ne-
glect. Wahlstrom said the num-
ber of people forced to flee
their homes was also a major
"This is the first time we
see the potential for a deterio-
ration," since 2004 when a ma-
jor relief effort began, she told
a news conference.
Humanitarian efforts have
also been hard hit and relief aid.
'convoys have often been at-
"Aid workers are withdraw-
ing temporarily or permanently
*from certain areas because it is
impossible to work there,"
Wahlstrom said. "The violence
directed against them has hap-
pened on 24 occasions this year
Fighting involving pro-gov-
ernment militia and a myriad of
rebel groups as well as bandits
has displaced 55,000 people in
the last three months and
250,000 since beginning of the
year, U.N. figures show.
More than 2.2 million
people in Darfur have been

thrown out of their homes in the
past four years and 4 million are
dependent -on aid out of a
population of 6.4 million...
"A credible cease-fire and
controlling the lawlessness in
Darfur are really the twvo bot-
tom lines that need to be sus-
tained," Wahlstrom said. Other-
wise the expectation that people
would return to their homes
"safely and voluntarily is not a
realistic proposition."
The main hope is that once
a new African Union-United
Nations peacekeeping force of
up to 26,000 troops and police
arrives next year, some order
could be restored, Wahlstrom
said. "This is the urgent thing
that we see ahead of us."
She said U.N. Secretary-
General Ban Ki-moon would
raise humanitarian concerns in
Darfur when he sees Sudanese
President Omar al-Bashir in
Khartoum next week.
Still, humanitarian work-
ers from nongovernmental
groups have been apprehen-
sive that Ban was giving too
much priority to climate
change as a cause of the
Darfur conflict where deser-
tification has shrunk farm
lands and grazing pastures.
Aid officials say the environ-
ment should not detract from
pressure to get a cease-fire
and establish law and order.


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Man wanted by U.S.

takes top job .in

Panama Congress
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) Panama's lawmakers yester-
day elected as head of the National Assembly a man wanted
by the United States in the murder of a U.S. soldier, a move
Washington said was deeply disappointing.
Legislator Pedro Miguel Gonzalez. 42, has been indicted in
the United States on charges he shot and killed U.S. Army Sgt.
Zak Hernandez in June 1992, a day before a visit by then-Presi-
,dent George Bush.
Gonzalez was nominated by Panama's ruling Revolution-
ary Democratic Party, which has a majority in the legislature.
Before the vote, he received applause as he entered the assem-
bly chamber, where he was described by colleagues as "distin-
guished" and a "great patriot."
The U.S. State Department said in a statement it was
"deeply disappointed" by Gonzalez's election, noting there was
an outstanding arrest warrant out for him. The United. States is
Panama's top trading partner and built its famed canal.
At a tense time after the 1989 U.S. invasion and capture of
Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, the soldier was killed
when the Humvee he was driving was ambushed north of
Panama City.
Gonzalez said he was at a demonstration miles away to pro-
test the Bush visit at the time of the shooting. He was acquit-
ted at a 1997 trial in Panama.
Washington says the trial was marred by jury-rigging, wit-
ness intimidation and government harassment.
Panama has refused to extradite him and warned Wash-
ington not to try to influence the parliamentary yote.

m ainH -t ri n in D'rfreachin g em ergency levels

SUNDAY ,CHROIIC.E. September 2, 2.070 .19

FREETOWN (Reuters) -
Dozens of people were
wounded in clashes between
supporters of rival political
parties in Sierra Leone's
capital Freetown yesterday,
ahead of next weekend's
presidential runoff in the
war-battered African state.
Police fired tear gas to stop the
street battles near the headquarters
of the ruling Sierra Leone People's
Party (SLPP), a day after opposi-
tion candidate Ernest Bai Koroma
was forced to abandon campaign-
ing in the country's southeast due
to violence.
International observers
have appealed for calm ahead of
next Saturday's election, which
has been billed as a test of Si-
erra Leone's recovery from a
1991-2002 diamond-fuelled
civil war which killed more
than 50,000 people.
A Reuters reporter saw
around two dozen wounded
people taken in a police van to a
hospital in the coastal city. Police
commander Tamba Gbekie said at
least three people were stabbed.
Witnesses on the city's
streets reported hearing gun-
shots but police could not con-
firm whether they came from
the crowd.
'They are throwing stones

at us and firing," said SLPP
supporter Joseph Gbla, an un-
employed 26-year-old. "They
don't want the peace to go fur-
ther. They want to create
Koroma, of the All People's
Congress (APC), won the Au-
gust 11 first round with 44 per-
cent of the vote, amid wide-
spread discontent at rampant
corruption and high unemploy-
Vice-President Soloman
Berewa of the SLPP polled 38
percent, but faces an uphill
task to win the September 8
runoff after third-placed can-
didate Charles Margai threw
his support behind Koroma.

'Gun dens'. Seven constituencies


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police have put seven con-
stituencies on their radar as
areas of concern for election
day, warning that guns re-
main in the communities.
Among the constituencies
pointed to by the Jamaica Con-
stabulary Force (JCF), was
South East St. Andrew, where
a man was murdered, yesterday,
and two others shot and in-
After a press conference
held by the JCF to outline its
plans for the general elections,
Deputy Commissioner of Po-
lice Linval Bailey told The
Gleaner that South East St. An-
drew would be tightly secured
as a result of acts of intimida-
tion and violence that have oc-
curred in the area leading up to
the elections.
The other constituencies of
concern, DCP Bailey told The
Gleaner at the Police
Commissioner's Old Hope
Road, St. Andrew, offices, are
West Central St. Andrew, South

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The Guyana National Bureau of Standards invites sealed bids for the purchase of one
Nissan Bus, Registration Number PDD 9587 on an "as is, where is basis". Inspection by
interested Bidders will be accommodated on Fridays at the location stated for the period
August 29, 2007 to September 10, 2007 by appointment or calling in person during normal
working hours.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Board of Procurements and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

Only bids equivalent to reserve price or in excess will be evaluated and sale will be to the
highest bidder.

Payment for the vehicle must be made by a Manager's Cheque. Full payment must be
made within one week of acceptance of the offer to the Executive Director, Guyana National
Bureau of Standards or the vehicle will be awarded to the next higher qualified bidder.

The GNBS reserves the right to rejectany bid.

Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box at the following address:

Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, written in the center of the envelope
and the vehicle registration number written at the upper left hand corner of the envelope.

Bids must be delivered at the address above at or before 09:00h on Tuesday September
11, 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened physically in the presence of the bidder or hisiher representative.

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards reserves the right to reject any or all tender
without assigning reasons.

The rules of sale can be uplifted at the GNBS.

Dated August 28, 2007

East St. Elizabeth, West Rural
St. Andrew, West Portland,
North Central Clarendon and
West St. Thomas.
Ronald Murray, 38, was
gunned down about 2:30 p.m. at
his home while two other men
were shot and injured on Moun-
tain View Avenue one of the
communities along with
Woodford Park of South East
St. Andrew that are under the
watchful eyes of the police.
"We are picking up that there
are still guns in the communities,"
DCP Bailey said, "We are not see-
ing or getting (any) indication that
they are being used for politics in
any significant way. But our con-

on police radar

cems remain because the guns are
still out there."
Earlier this year, Police
Commissioner Lucius Thomas
said, based on information re-
ceived by the police, this elec-
tion may be bloody and guns
were being stockpiled in commu-
DCP Bailey added that
guns have been introduced in
constituencies such as South
East St.-Elizabeth, where the
weapons may not have existed
"(We have) concerns that
there may be attempts at intimi-
dation, (and) there-may be the
possibility of confrontation be-
tween supporters," DCP Bailey
In addition, the Police High
Command said some of the can-

Co-operative Republic of Guyana

1 + The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids from eligible Pre-qualified
bidders for the execution of the following Works:

1. Construction of Sanitary Block at Carnegie School of Home

2. Construction of Garage Storeroom and Lab Finishes at.
University of Guyana Campus Berbice

3. Rehabilitation Works at New Amsterdam Technical Institute
Workshop Berbice

4. Rehabilitation of St. Winefrides Secondary School

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act, 2003 and regulations, 2004, and is
open to only Pre-qualified Contractors.

3. Interested eligible Pre-qualified bidders may obtain further infonnation from
Mr. T. Persaud, Ministry of Education. 21 Brickdam. An inspection of the
Bidding Documents can be conducted at the above address between the hours of
8:30) to 4:00 h on week-days.

4. All bids must be accompanied by Valid NIS and GRA (IRD) Compliance

5. The Tender document may be purchased from the Ministry of Education. 21
Brickdam for a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars $5,000. each. The
method of payment accepted will be cash.

6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand comer "Tender for
(name of project) MOE. Tenderers who are applying for more than one
project/lot must place each bid in a separate envelope. No electronic bidding will
be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7. All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00 a.m. on
Tuesday 18'" September, 2007. All bids will be opened in the presence of
those contractors or their representatives who choose to attend.

8. The address referred to above is:
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urquhart Streets

9. The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the Tenders without
assigning any reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education

didates of a few of the named
constituencies have not set an
example for supporters.
"I don't believe they (can-
didates) are helping the situation
by guiding the people towards
peace, togetherness and so on."
he said.
In an effort to avert a flare up
of violence within these constitu-
encies, and others, electoralroutes
and polling stations will be manned
by foot and mobile patrols sup-
ported by aerial security coverage.
At the same time, more
than 20,000 security person-
nel, such as members of the
Island Special Constabulary
Force, district constables, Ja-
maica Defence Force along
with the JCF, are expected to
be on the ground on election

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 2, 2007

SARICOM observer at ease

with election preparations

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;sion to Jamaica is report- up to the general election to- New Kingston. chief of mis-
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has targeted some 14 constitu-
encies in Kingston and St. An-
drew. including marginal seats.
He told journalists that a
team of eight CARICOM ob-
servers would monitor the elec-
tions and submit a report to the
Jamaican Government and the
CARICOM Secretary General.
"We have a duty not only
to the Government.but to the
people of Jamaica. and if we
find that something is wrong we
have a duty to say it fairly and
as honestly as we can without
embroidery and without exag-
geration," he said.
The group was invited to
observe the election by the Ja-
maican Government.
On Tuesday, the mission
will convene a press conference
to brief the media on its assess-
ment of the elections.
The main scope of the
mission's work include observ-
ing the electoral process and
preparations for the start of the

polls. It will also monitor the
gf',. | casting of votes, the closure of
polling stations and the count-
ing of the ballots.
Mr. Watt said the mission
has met with representatives
from the Electoral Commis-
S : sion, the director of elections,
the political ombudsman, the
police and other stakehold-

Fresh UK attack

on US Iraq policy

(BBC News) A second key British general has criticised
US post-war policy in Iraq.
Maj Gen Tim Cross, who was the most senior UK officer
involved in post-war planning, told the Sunday Mirror US
policy was "fatally flawed".
His comments came after Gen Sir Mike Jackson. head of
the Army during the invasion, told the Daily Telegraph US
policy was "intellectually bankrupt".
John Bolton, former US ambassador to the UN. dismissed
Sir Mike's criticism as "way off the mark".
The Ministry of Defence played down the comments by
Sir Mike. now retired. saying he was entitled to express his
opinion on his former job.
Maj Gen Cross, also retired, said he had raised serious con-
cerns about potential post-war problems in Iraq with the then
US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
But he said Mr Rumsfeld "dismissed" or "ignored" the
"Right from the very beginning we were all very concerned
about the lack of detail that had gone into the post-war plan
and there is no doubt that Rumsfeld was at the heart of that
process," he said.
"I had lunch with Rumsfeld in February in Washington -
before the invasion in March 2003 and raised concerns about
the need to internationalise the reconstruction of Iraq and work
closely with the United Nations."
Maj Gen Cross, 59, who was deputy head of the coalition's
Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance, said he
also raised concerns over the number of troops available to main-
tain security in Iraq.
"He didn't want to hear that message," he said. "The US
had already convinced themselves that following the invasion
Iraq would emerge reasonably quickly as a stable democracy."
He added: "There is no doubt that with hindsight the US
post-war plan was fatally flawed and many of us sensed that
at the time."
In an interview published on Saturday. Sir Mike told the
Telegraph that a claim by Mr Rumsfeld's that-,US forces "don't
do nation-building" was "nonsensical".
He criticised the decision to hand control of planning the
administration of Iraq after the war to the Pentagon.
He also described the disbanding of the Iraqi army and se-
curity forces after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein as "very
"We should have kept the Iraqi security services in being
and put them under the command of the coalition," he said.
Politicians from across the spectrum have come out in
support of Sir Mike's comments, made ahead of the
serialisation of his autobiography in the Telegraph.

Logo Competition

to depict and symbolize Carifesta 10 in Guyana

1) This competition is open to all Caribbean Nationals.

2) The Logo must be an Image or objects artistically
arranged to capture and reflect the objectives and spirit of
the festival and must be accompanied by a brief

3) Entries can be submitted hand-drawn or in electronic

4) All entries submitted become the property of the Ministry
of Culture, Youth & Sport.

5) It will be used on all official documents, programmes and
merchandise related to Carifesta X.

6) This competition closes on September 28, 2007.

7) Entries are to be submitted to the Carifesta Secretariat,
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Annexe, 91 Middle
Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

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Elections iolence

FREETOWN (Reuters) Doz-
ens of people were wounded
in clashes between supporters
of rival political parties in Si-
erra Leone's capital Freetown
yesterday, ahead of next
weekend's presidential run-
off in the war-battered Afri-
can state.
Police fired tear gas to stop the
street battles near the headquarters
of the ruling Sierra Leone People's
Party (SLPP), a day after opposi-
tion candidate Ernest Bai Koroma
was forced to abandon campaign-
ing in the country's southeast due
to violence.
International observers have
appealed for calm ahead ol' next
Saturday's election, which has
been billed as a test of Sierra
Leone's rceo\cr\ I'romin a 1991-
2002 diaiinond-fuelled civil war
which killed more than 50.000
A Reuters reporter saw around
two dozen wounded people taken
in a police van to a hospital in the
coastal city. Police commander
Tamba Gbekie said at least three
people were stabbed.
Witnesses on the city's
streets reported hearing gun-
shots but police could not con-
firm whether they came from the
"They are throwing stones
at us and firing," said SLPP
supporter Joseph Gbla, an un-
employed 26-year-old. "They
don't want the peace to go fur-
ther. They want to create
Koroma, of the All People's
Congress (APC), won the Au-
gust 11 first round with 44 per-

Song Competition

Win $500,000 GYD

1) This competition is open to all Caribbean Nationals

2) The song should have not less than three or more than four
verses (stanza) plus a chorus (refrain).

3) The song must be original and never presented in any form
prior to this Competition

4) The song must be of good taste and reflect the objectives
and spirit of Carifesta

5) A copy of the song on CD along with a copy of the lyrics and
musical score must be submitted.

6) All entries submitted become the property of the Ministry of
Culture, Youth & Sport.

7) This competition closes on September 28"' 2007.

8) Entries are to be submitted to the Carifesta Secretariat
Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport, 91 Middle Street South
Cum mmingsburg.

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For Monday, September 3, 2007
For Tuesday,September 4, 2007

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Inter-American Development Bank
Health Sector Program -Loan No: 1548/SF-GY
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) towards the cost of implementing the Health Sector Program. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply
and delivery of goods and services in support the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
Compound and the Health Facilities in Region 6.

2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector Development Unit now invites sealed bids from eligible
suppliers for the supply and delivery of the following:
Supply, Delivery & Installation of Computer Equipment
in the Health Facilities of the Regional Health Authority
No. 6 and the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation -

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift a
complete set of bidding document at the following address between 9:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs
from Monday to Fridays:
Executive Director
Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
1. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non
refundable fee of G$5, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The
method of payment will be by Company Cheque or Manager's Cheque.

2. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of the

(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown and marked on
the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the programme and the
description of the bid, including the words 'do not open before Tuesday, October 2,

3. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 2, 2007
and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their
representative who choose to attend at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on October
2. 2007.

4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the name
of the company submitting the bid from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and
the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

5. A bid securityy of four hundred and forty thousand Guyana dollars (G$440.000) must
be suibmnied along with the bid.
The purchase,' is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time
s.t, -if,. for the reception of bids. Late bid.s. rejected.and. returned unopened..

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgemo,,~ .i Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East S ,teZ
Geo t: Guyana
TeL. No.: ;2:;-3,!70, 226-2425, 2?; -2
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cent of the vote. amid wide-
spread discontent at rampant
corruption and high unemploy-
Vice-President Soloman
Berewa of the SLPP polled 38
percent, but faces an uphill
task to win the September 8
runoff after third-placed can-
didate Charles Margai threw
his support behind Koroma.

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S -DA....SUNDAY .;

COUNSELLING I-",I ,. '' -',.

APARTMENTS for long or short
term rental. Call 227-2189 or
C/VILLE furnished
apartments for. guest.
Starting from u_: .,, daily.
weekly package available. Call
Anand 227-8356, 622-2118 -

SALON: SPA services
available. Home visits for
weddings and special occasions
only by appointment. Call:
INDRA'S Beauty Salon.
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave. straightening, facial.
manicure, scalp trea ment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-
NAYELLI School of
Cosmetology is now offering a
special 3-month cosmetology
package starting September 17.
2007. Also evening classes in
Acrylic Nails and Air Brush.
Special courses in Barbering.
Tel. 226-2124 or visit 24 New
Market Street, North C/burg.
Limited space available.

FURNITURE workshop for
sale with contracts to supply
stores. Price to selI
immediately. Call 622-4760:
WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

-ARE you cursed.
depressed, demon possessed
OR need finance? Call Apostle
Randolph Williams # 261-
6050 (20:00 h 23:00 h.)

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kerstings Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.
HAVE your computers
expertly repaired. Genius
Computers 231-7650. 626-
8911. Our office is located
where your problem is.

RENTAL of car 212 Carina
with music, a/c, mags. Tel.
SANJANA'S Car Rental, 12
First Street. Better Hope, South.
S4 000 per day. Call for more
information 61-4-7856.
000 Return 5 000. Weddings.
rrl00 birthdays, etc. -
-. ," S-.. ,, $3 000, out of

Decoration. 153 Barr St.. Kitty.

- oetology classes @ Double
*&Shool begins September
*2007. Convenient timing
cr .ses in air brust nail art
rielFns Call 265-2490.

,-'-: :l, -'., 10 years in Royal
11 6 ., '-* the Professionals
.*ar. ,,,, dream career -
SRegistering for Nursery, Primary
& Secondary Faculties. 22
Atlantic Gardens. East Coast
Demerara. Tel: 220-9303 &
..-,,. i ,:,., Fees as low as
r : . ... onrthly.

SHEER MAGIC is offering
Cosmetology classes for
information. Call 226-9448 or
T & J Book Store for Christian
Text Books. Literature at Salt &
Pepper Building. Tel. 223-

; .; 'l '.I r .pp inr,

S' ichelle at 227-7342,

EARN a Certificate. Diploma
or Degree, in any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
CLASSES doing (1) CXC Jan.!
June 2008d Maths. English.
Social Studies and Business
subjects. (2) Forms 1 to 5, any
subject above. Call Mr. Lee 227-
7850 for more information


And ac. -pted to 1 tujy)
at one of our
Prestigious Canadian

Diploma & Cerrlf'
programmes offered
Acceptance ,i.i r '"i-l
Study & live in Canada

Prestige Immigration

Institute 136 Shell Road. Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. Electrical
installation and wiring, air
conditioning and refrigeration.
electronic and TV repairs,
Portuguese, Spanish, French,
English. Mathematics.
Center & Snackette, 85 Quamina
Street, South Cummingsburg, G/
town. Books for all levels in
Nursery, Primary and Secondary
and some University books. All
Easy Path Series below $1 000
and lots of Guyana our Country
our Home. Call 226-6759/ 615-
5 8 4 3 ..................................
NOW registering for adult
Certificate and Diploma courses
in French, Spanish, Portuguese
and English as a Foreign
Language. Beginners and
Foundation courses for children
(3-13 years) and CXC
preparation courses; also
Remedial English and
Translation and I-ri .-H I i,,I
registering students for full--time,
afternoon and evening .I: .,
Mathematics, English ,.'
Business Science & Arts subjects,
Monthly fee: $1 500 per subject.
Contact us at 6 Croa! a i *,* *
Streets 227-7627, 61
ACADEMY Tank St., Grove
Public Rd., EBD. Tel. 644-7611.
Established & recognized, full-
time private school. Nursery -
Secondary. Also Burnham Drive.
Linden. Congratulations to our
top CXC students Andray
Yagvalk, Vidya Nandrarmi,
Roshini, Ramrattan. Mark
Thakurdeen & others.
LOOKING for international
employment get trained by
Guyana Training College on :a
Canadian Curriculum as a
Canadian Certified personal
support worker (Care giver) We
are a recognized and exclusively
authorized by the NACPSW of
ONTARIO to administer this
program in Guyi-ws F.,' and
evening classes .-. Now
registering for September
Semester.Call 227-4881.

NEW LIFE Ministries
School, Crown Street.
C0 ,. -,i... r Evening classes-
P ,. ,,,n,,r IV. Form 1- Form
: -, E 3nd 0' level. Tel.
227-4980.- English. Reading,
:-..i Office Procedure.
1 .i 4 l attention. School re-
opens September 3. 2007
COLLEGE is presently enrollin_
students for its SECONDARY
tearn of professional educators
as we mould your ,r,-.. ,
brighter future. C",., ... .
teachers qI 1, 1 :. .!
attention. E i .'- -r , and
meetings with parents are the key
to your children success. School
starts on September 10, 2007.
Call us today for more
information. Tel. 225-2397.

GET rid of all our health
problems with the latest medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies.
including hydrotherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations,
etc. Also home visits for bed
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner, at
79 Collingswood Avenue, Nandy
Park, EBD, (Enter Republic Park.
go straight at the first junction,
follow the road to Lot 79). Tel.
233-5944 or cell 624-1181, Mon.
Sat., 9 am to 5 pm.

Novels romance, thrillers,
story books, etc. Call Juliette's
Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

MOTORING. "You train to pass".
Forshaw & Oronque Sts..
Queenstown. 227-1063, 642-
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

Carina AT 192, PJJ 2627. Anyone
knowing the whereabouts of this
car, kindly contact 225-4492,
225-9404. Substantial reward

Indera Singh Massage. If
you need a balance massage
try my therapeutic massage
combined with reflexology.
Cell 615-6665 .
ESCAPE To Rest Massage
Therapy calms your thoughts.,
alleviate pain stress and body
tension. Ulelli verbeke Certified
massage Therapist.New Clients
half .pice. Tel. 592-615-87471
682-3858. Home Services
available. http://

TAKE NOTICE that there will
be publicly sold to the highest
bidder at Georgetown
Magistrate's Court yard on
Thursday 6h September, 2007.
at 9 a.m. Computer Monitor
Serial No. 148085437 Model No.
CdDTS21417-1M. -ERIC D.
HAYNES Plaintiff/ Landlord -
- and- NINON GIBBS Defendant/
Tenant. Ternms.of saler ... .Cash.
Plus 3% auction Sale: Duty. Sita
Ra nal Registrar, Supreme Court
of udicature. .
rALL Leaar Emigration-
related cri,- Preparing
Documentation for E:NTRY- to
Cabada, United Kingdom and
thEUSA. Cross-che.cking. &
updating papers. Consular
Enquiries & Notifications, etc.
(R dom E4. 1"' Floor MARAJ
BIdg.) 185 Charlotte & King Sts
Georgetown. Tel. (592) 223-
8115; Fax: (592) 225-6496.

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelope --
CFI, PO' Box 12154
Georgetown. Guyana
GET A FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! l; -ji.-' il., ... i, the
CFI Telephone i .-... ,,i Call
592-261-5079. twenry- our hours
NEED a friend? Penpal or
phone pals? Please call for in-
formation tel. 629-4605. 692-
5670. Address F 'i. -. .....
Lot 125 Supply, ... -L'
JOIN the hundreds who have
found -'. ,' .. .. -
through oi., .- .- i i i -
Jurnioo/Senior/Singles Dating
Service, 18-80 yrs. Mon Fri -
8:30am 5pm. Sat: 10 am -
4pm. Tel: 223-8237, 648-6098
(both phones same time)
immediate link.

VISIT Chicken House for all
our spicy chicken. 144 Regent
d., _Gtown. Tel. 225-0213.
House for all your spicy chicken
and tasty meals. Tel. 264-2825/
THE DINER Restaurant. the
best in tasty meals upstairs of
Chicken House. Tel. 226-7987.

SCHOOL bus service
available around Georgetown.
Tel. 226-7699.
... .- -....... .... . i ^... . .
upholstering of All types of
furniture. Call 697-9560.
REPAIRS done to fridges,
washing machines gas stoves,
AC units, etc. Tel. # 223-7975 or
666-2276 Kirk,
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/218-
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HELLO the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired and
serviced also your kerroranged
change to gas. Tel: 220-4073,
.PERSONS available to do
general construction e.g.
painting, plumbing carpentry,
free estimate, etc. Ireditterms
available. Call 688-2965.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing, plumbing
and painting. Contact Mohamed
on 2 3-05T1, 667-6644.
n... 2. 3-.. . ...... .6.6.'...6.6. 4.4. .. .....................
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines refrigerators,
clothes'dryers, gas stoves, micro
.wave ovens, etc. Call Home
Solutions on Telephone 227-
STATUS obtain National Skills
Caribbean Community. Call
Prime Star. Tel. 227-3877, e-
m a i I
your locked cell phones? Now
your troubles are over because
just upgraded his tools and
unlocking even more GSM and
PDA models of cell phone than
before. Other than great prices
plus speedy service, he's
available 24 hours. Telephone
numbers (592) 629-7794, 662-
5777 or 225-3142. VIC! THE

SEAMSTRESS no cutting. Call
FOR 1 GENERAL Domestic"
1 wor.rk from 7am-2 pm. Call 623-
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LUCAS mill operator and
truck porters to work in KwakWani.
Tel:.,. 653-6013.
to. Goldfield Inc. Lot 'c' Eccles.
EBD. Tel. 233-2423.
IT Teacher, Maths at Urmilla's
Institute, 40 Mon Repos. South,
ECD. Tel. 220-2660: 641-4651.
VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Lens. Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/

PORTERS to work in lumber
yard Eccles. East Bank Area. Call
Richard 609-7675/ 233-2614
VACANCY exists for female
to work in Doctor's Office. Ages
-, eneralt duties required.
ii .-7185.
VACANCY for Security
'mr.ii C"omne in to Cyber Chat
,. ,,& Croal Streets. or call
S- or 223-8113
SEWING Machine
Operators. Porters and
Car enters D Lama Avenue, Bel
Air Park 225-4492/225-9404.
experienced sev : I I I,. i.) sew
garment that is .;._-,. . Also
someone to cut T.i _',..1458.
(1) Mature & experienced female
to manage & supervise.
Computer experience is an asset.
Call 231- 2076.
We invite Salesman/
Saleswoman who are prepared
to serve first and earn over $100
000 in commission. Email:
ton or
calf 225-5198. _
Counterperson (knowledge of
hair & nails a plus). Apply in
person at Tiles Plus/ Clippers.
140 Regent and Camp Streets
(Essentials Building).
knowledge of Maths and English,
2 years working experience
Apply in person with application
to Lens. Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
VACANCIES exist for
English A/B, Information
Technology and Social Studies
Teachers. Applications to
International Business College,
262 Thomas Street, N/CB,
teachers/sports coaches to work
with schools in Charlestown area.
Ap pl in writing with CV'to
St., Charlestown, Georgetown.
at IPE Mon Repos, Grove and
Pouderoyen for Primary and
Secondary Teachers, age 25 yrs.
and over. Tel. 220-0538/ 265-
3996/ 629-5300.
experience. pleasant
ECHNICIAN (Great offer
available, clientele an asset.
Contact Beverly 225-0891; 612-
(4) CXC including Accounts &
Mathematics (b) computer
literate. Apply in person to:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EB, between the
hours of 2 and 4 pm.
VACANCY exists for female
assistant to perform Secretarial
Duties. age 17-24, must have
good communication skills,
computer skills would be an
asset. To work full or part-time.
Attractive salary offer. Call.689-
(preferable part-time) to manage
computer literacy training centre
for school drop-outs at r D,.....
EBD. Apply PO Box I,"'.
town. Guyana or call 226-2171
between 1 pm and 5:pm,
Monday to nFriday.
machine operator, one store
Assistant. Must have Mathis &
English, Advance Computer
course and be designer ir, -I.i
Must be flexible, great .~ i-:,
great working environment. Cal
:227-8538, 622-4386 Rotie.
M E C H A N IC .
in fitting & machining,
experience: 3 years. Salary: $60
000 $80 000 but based on
experience & performance, apply
to Friendship Oxygen Liie d,
30 Friendship, East Bank
Demerara. Between 1 and i pm.
(ONE) JUNIOR Attorney-at-.
law and (one) Legal Clerk with
computer skills. Apply in person
or phone Saphier Husain,
Attorney-at-law. First Federation
Building, Croal St., Georgetown.
Tel. 226-4283, 624-7087. mail: ..
TEACHERS ne ded.
Vacancy exists in the foll wing
levels: Four (4) primary level
teachers, one (1) S.cience
Teacher (Physics. Che~i try ,&
Biology) for secondary level.
Please call 226-1819, 628-1647.
Persons with precious expe ence
will have an advantage. .j

Qualifications: two subjects
(CXC) Maths and English.
Grades 3 & 4 will be accepted
Experience will be an asset but
not necessary. Attractive salary
and oth., ,. ' i'- preferably
person M o :!-. Apply in
person to: F;... i. :1-,, oxygenn
Limited, 30 F. EBD
between the hours of ndd 4
C. .. 1 ) years in Royal
3 m.. .,.. ,, posts exists Tor
Retired Head Masters/
Mistresses. Heads of Department
& CXC Markers and Teachers in
all subject areas frorn Nursery
through Primary to Secondary
facuites SApty in person to
Director of StuLidies at 21
Kissoon Street, Better Hope
North, East Coast Demerara.
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have
knowledge of Payroll, NIS,
Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the
ages of 25 and 30 years old.
Must have knowledge of Maths
& English and at least -two (2)
years working experience. Apply
in person with a written
application and two (2)
references to: Len's, 136 Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-

TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme House lot in front 50
x 100ft. Asking $2M. Call: 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
GREIA Prashad Nagar,
double lots $15M, Canal No.
2 Polder $7M, $5M.
Friendship $6M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.
Tel. 276-3826; 609-7625.
Soesdyke 16 acres. Ideal for
resort. Divided $3.5M per acre.
Special 2 acres $6M ($30,000
US). Ederson's 226-5496.
.........e.. 0 rV-i .. RS ..E A ..6 S I,9o.. c a..
developers. Land are called
Amsterdam before Linden -
4,000 ft wide. Ideal for resort
$25M ($125 000 US).
Ederson's 226-5496.
W.B.DEM. PHONE 226-6616
226-3284 BEFORE 9HRS OR
42 DiAMOND&& -Gold
Claims in Kurupung Mountain.
Serious investors. For sale,
lease or partnership. Call Jeff
Naraine. Home 592-223-
5586, cell 592-669-1364.
FOUR brand new executive
style two- bedroom apartments.
Prime location, well secure
premises. Hot & Cold shower;
pressurise water system,
spacious parking & other
modern conveniences
available. Air conditioning
optional. Contact tel. 225-
9941 or 623-1786.
50 ACRES, 50 years lease
situated in the rear of Pin. Hyde
Park, right bank of Demerara
River. Less than 2 mrin. walk into
Red Water Creek.
ApproximatelylO min. drive
from the airport nei hbouring
to Circuit, Jubilee Park and
Dakara Creek. Price $22.5M
neg. Call 657-2468 or 626-
house lots (together)plus 150'
x 120 & 180 x75.3. properties
together (road side), Happy
Acres. Earl's Court. Lamaha
Gardens. Diamond, New
Scheme (High income) Canal
# 1 & 2; Highway lands, 2860
acres Intermediate Savannah.
TEL. 226-81481625-1624.
CORNER Lot in Lamaha
Gds. reduced from $18M to
,$12.5M, Sec K reduced to
14Md New Providence double
lot reduced to $19M from $28M,
Queenstown reduced from
$28M to $23M, Alberttown 140
x 23 ft., reduced from $7.8M to
$5.9M, Cummings St., close to
Middle St. 140 x 60 reduced
from $19M to $14M. Feel the
land. be the land, speak, let
God let land be. Phione Tony
Reid's Realty for more
information. Tel. 225-2626;
225-5198; 231-2064.

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13.000 sq. ft. land for sale
81. Call: 609-1025. o
S. TEL: 226-8148, 625- f
4. $
300 ACRES land, left bank
r River. Call 232-0547/
1234. i
:T X 65FT. CALL: 623- (
'226-1742. 6
T X 60FT. CALL: 623-
.. 226-1742.- -__ -
)7-4040, 225-0995, 628-
, 669-7070. Lamaha
ens 40 x 100 $14

Furnished flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
NO AGENTS 2-bedroom
lat for rental, telephone, etc.
$35 000 monthly. Please call
SPACE to rent on Regent St
n Prime area. Separate
entrance and balcony attached.
Tel: 225-2873; 225-3808; 226-
2-BEDROOM apt. with toilet
and bath on the ECD. 15 min.
drive to.Georgetown.. Please. call
641-4476, 626-4227.



UG STUDENTS rooms for
rent to UG Main Road. Tel. 624-
5082 or 226-8261.
1 1 BEDROOM lower flat
at 242 Forshaw Street.
Queenstown. Phone 231-2789.
1 2 bedroom upper flat at
242 Forshaw Street,
Queenstown. Phone 231-2789.
1 1 BEDROOM lower flat
at Better Hope, East Coast
Demerara. Phone 220-0770 (H)
621-7766 (Cell).
ONE 3-BEDROOM house in-
quiet residential area overlook up
Atlantic with all amenities.
Furnished US$800,
Unfurnished US$600. Call 222-

)n, Yarrawkabra-1-uu
n $22 million, COURIDAPARK-furaisbedr fILG. SPACIOUS bottom flat
$22 million, OURIAPARK isi for any business $80000.
wkabra 200 x 100 $1.5 eoo pt /C $50,000.00 internet cafe computer school,
n, Yarrawkabra- 19 acres B hair salon barbershop, etc. Good
15 million. Robb and SBRYANVILLE- bedroom security. Call 225-0571.
ngton Sts. 100 x 100 tt te,---
1.4 million, Middle and bottom flat S5000.0O VISH REALTY FOR rental of
Streets $125 million. SOUTH RUIMVILDT"-3 edroom properties apartments, office
ttown 120 x 48 $15 space and bond space, business
n, North Road 30 x 30 house$60,000 premises from $35 000 or US$2
million, Good Hope 9 ANDY PARK- 000. Tel. 225-9780, 612-7377.
E.B.D $12 $45 million. f Arlished3 65 -,0.00 US 1 -3-BEDROOM, TOP FLAT
Acres $11million finished 3 S on Lamaha Street, phone lines
S Cause now n ALBERTTOWN 2 bedroom & parking. 2 3-bedroom
Cl us n t apartments in Eccles -price
topS35,000 ranging from $50 000 $100
EtLES -3 bedroom Top 000.Contact John 233-2968/-
CHOOL or working iras kt 613-6674.
SCHOOL or working girls t ,BEL AIR GARDENS, BEL
and odge. 651 05. LAMAHA ST-3 bedroom AIR SPRINGS, Subryanville,
8 9.. Queenstown, Section 'K' C/ville
)FFICE spade to rent at Top Fl a 60,000 C/ville, Bel Air Park (Lama Ave.).
South Road. Te. #226- ~I Y IORE Prashad Na ar. Courida Park
669-9619. (apt ) Repub'ic Park, Ogle. Bus
Soom om 223-4928/609-2201 ren: Kigston, Cam belvile
)NE1-bedroom bottom Bond. Bel Air Park, Kingston,
apartment. Parking CS T
e. Call 662-9449, 231- 4 s ret. TEL. 226-
.. ... .. --- -8148, 62 -624.
HORT TERM RENTALS 3-BEDROOM unfurnished 227-4040 225-0995, 669-7070
OVERSEAS VISITORS. to flat in residential area, 628-0796. GuySuCo Gdns.
NE 225-9944.o parking, phone, etc. $90 00 US$2500, BelAir Springs- US$2
*URNISHED rooms at Tel 226-1192623 7742. 500- US$3 000. Republic Park -
elor's Adventure, E. C. US$800, North Roa US$1 500,
Tel. 229-6149 Gloria QU, EENSTO N fully Queenstown- US$3 500, Ole -
Tfv^furnished & 3-bedrgo.o__.US$-.500,-43-Blai-Park---Us2-
IANDY--PARK 1tf Te apartmentsair con edition, h& 500William St C/vile US$2
st, 2. 3-bedroom cold. parking. For overseas 500, Lamaha Gdns US$2500,
ment. Tel._233-6160. visitors short tem. Tel. 226- Subryanville US$1 500, Church
URNISHED rooms for 5137/227-1843. St. US$500. S____
- working male. $4 500 ONE UNFURNISHED three- OGLE: Large 4-bedroom
ly. Phone No. 613-2647. bedroom upper flat situated in furnished, large swimming pool
)NE SELF-contained one Da Silva Street, Newtown, Kitty and love arden US 00.
i apt. 15 mi. to G T with overhead tank and parking LE RESSOUVENIR E.C Dem:
ing couple only Call 254 space. Tel. 227-5748. -ele ant 5-bedroom mansion with
_ _ ful, ful rhed US$5000.
.______________ LUXURIOUS' apartment for Y XS 3-bedrm 2-
)NE FULLY furnished erseas vi sirs, oe ft p f hd US1 300
d 2 bedroom apartment. Sheriff St Fu furnshe and others in Bel Air Park,
or 628-7880. Tnsportation: available. Call Campbellville,Q etc. Call 226
- 2-BEDROOM bottom flat 7128615-6124. ABSOLUTE
:ty, good condition toilet SUBRYANVILLE house REALTY for "Homes with Style"
)ath inside. 227-6796. US$600, executive house and SUBRYANVILLE (1) 3
PARTMENTiceapt.- $5500, space- bedroom furnished gen
.PARTMENT for one upwards. Phone Tony Reid's US$ 1500, 2) 4 bedroom
e, must be working $18 Realty 225-3068 225-2626. f rse d0,U S 1500 andd ( om
GPL bill inclusive. Please furnished U$500 and (3) 2
188-9141 after 5pm. ECCLES front one fully bedroom colonial cottage
grilled 2-storey concrete building furnished, US$1500. BEL AIR
URNISHED FLATS TO with 3 bedrooms, overhead tank GARDENS: Large 4 bedroom
FOR OVERSEAS phone buzzer, vehicle parking furnished $25Q. BEL AIR
'ORS. CALL 2260242. honebz -eg pe 0- B
ORS. CALL 226-0242. space, etc. Contact Te. 233- PARK: 2 bedroom ground floor
URNISHED American 2550; 263-5712; or 623-9682. apartment. Furnished US$700;
d apts. Suitable for a Price negotiable. ECCLES AA 4 bedroom top
e or single person apartment, furnished /
00/$5 0l0 er da ^ONEfully furnished a/c, 2 US$1,000. SECTION K very nice
31-6429, a -5n edroom, elf contained 2 bedroom cotta e furnished
- apartment with living room and US$1200, OFFICS downtown,
)NE-BEDROOM bottom kitchen. Parking two cars. Price both large and small a rs.
apartmentt immediate r k--3 o- -7 r.- sq. t. and lots more all over.
Working couple or 3607, 629-0282. Ask for Mrs. all 226-7128. 615- 6124
ing student $25 000 Mangar ABSOLUTEREALTYfor "Homes
ly. l.2. 6-1238. BRAND NEW 12 room hotel, with Style".
)NE three-bedroom house all self contained rooms, fully
irs 81 William St., C/ furnished in a prime location on -POE-T S
Call 226-1388. cell no. Regent St. Tel: 225-2873,225-
3371. Call from 7 am to 3808, 226-9029. HOUSE AND LAND FOR
.......... ............NEW. modern, spacious, 1 SALE. 651-7205.
(1) ONE TWO-BEDROOM master bedroom apartment. Fully ... r-= r it- -r.-- to'3
apartment $30 000 per furnished secure, mosquito extra lots. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
h in Norton Street Lodge. proof, and in Subryanville. No 1624
$ 261-5611 or 61 0-78-40 pets. Available as of August 11,___
t7-3658. 2007. US$500. Moe (226-3160)/ LAND with 2 houses at 41
)NE 2-bedroom 625-6519. Agrculture Rd., Triumph
.ment $30 000. one 1- EXECUTIVE:PROPERTIES Sideline Dam. Call 263-5338.
)om apartment-- $20 000, US$1-500. House by itself-- FOR sateby owner- property
.elf-contained room $18 US$600 and $70 000 in Festival at Public Road De Hoop,
all water and light. Call City Apts. US$600. Office Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-2717.
6184. buying in Church Street, 3-
.I-.E.. ..-M storey for school airline service. NEW three-bedroom two-flat
I-BEDROOM apartment. Phone Tony Reid's Realty 225- concrete, Diamond H/S $9M.
furnished in Craig St., 2626; 225-5198; 231-2064. 609-2302, 225-5782, 233-5711.
pbellville for overseas _'_ __do-
t. Short term. Call Tel. FOUR 2-bedroom THREE-BEDROOM, two-flat
1329.- apartments. Prime location. -Atlantic Vilte, corner lot $9M.
BEDR-----OOM house Semi or unfurnished. Apartment 609-2302, 225-5782, 233-5711
- BEDROOM house, fully consists of hot and cold shower
ihed, large garage use of pressurized water system and THREE bedroom back
> yard, near Iarbour other modern conveniences, cottage Croal Street, Gtown -
;e. Tel. 233-2470, 623- Well secured premises and $6M. 669-2302, 225-5782, 233-
spacious parking. Air condition 5711.
optional. Serious enquiries only.
EXECUTIVE house Contact teli.# 225-9941-2 or 623- LOCATED on Church Street,
shed GuySuCo Gardens, 1786. two bdgs. in yard and Regent
Uen LS$1 2000 neg. Tel. -a -- ..---------- Street.-Tel.-# 225-2228 and 223-
,15 690-8625. QUALITY apartment Bel 6053.
115690 Air_ Park (top flat) 2 bedrooms -5..1 ---- ......-._...-
;/VILLE furnished one- bath, pressure pump with 3 water ONE front building for sale,
)om apartments to rent on tanks. Also (bottom flat) 2 73 Hadfield St., Stabroek GI
ily/nightl basis. Starting bedrooms, 1 bath, carpet/ town. $7M. Call 231-1272: 646-
US$20. Call Anand 22T- mosquito proof, telephone, 1706.
622-2118 anytime parking facilities. Price (ne.).2' x 600' land with house
.... Call up to the minute Reatv. A 72' x 600' land with house
4ewlyd-built-2-bereedm-flat---- Tel/fax 227--072-t Office225-- La Grange-WBD-Cati-626=l399-
ited at Mocha Arcadia, 8097, Cell 684-7229_ 649-9889 (after 5pm)
orU Unfurnisedv ery ONE fully furnished 3-BEDROOM house & land
St blea- Em6er n0 wate executive house suitable for for sale 63 Best Village, WCD -
y, etc.. all 66o-6u7, o89- Diplomatic family. Consists of 3- $3.5M neg. Tel. 662-9793/626-
self contained bedrooms, modern 3361.
kPARTMENTS (1- kitchen, large living room, dining
)om) $18 000 $20 000 room washer & dryer, generator, AGRICOLA, EBD, 3
000, (2-bedroom) $25 fully A/C, full secure, Parge lawn apartments.. 7-bedroom- house,
$32 000, 3-bedroom0m space, laraatio, etc. Asing for vacant position $5M. Contact
furnished $26 000 ,,45 US$2 800ne. T1. 627-2597 or Miss Dolly Sukhdeo 226-
Call 231-6236 616-5693/23 -0247. 0631(0).

REALTY. One mansion style
property in Versailles, WBD -
o35M neg. Buyin& or selling
property. Call PRIME STAR-
TEL: 226-1192/623-7742
227-4040 225-0995 628-0796
669-7070. Beautiful
supermarket, corner'spot in busy
part of town. Hadfield Street $30 -
illion or $175 000 rental.
(WCD) -$10M, Alexander Village
$9M, Garnett St., Kitty -
$12.5M. Annandale Sth $4M
Grove $3.5M Call Seeker's
Choice, Real Estate 223-6346
or 263- 7110.
GREIA Meadow Bank -
$4M, Diamond -$3M,
$1M.Lusignan- $3M, LBI $3M,
Industry $5M, Ogle $5M
Lamaha Gdns $20M, Canal
No.2 $5M $4M Queenstown -
$12M. Te. 225-3737, 225-4398,
651-7078. _
CORNER 22 Fort Street and
Wight's Lane, transported 2
storey concrete. 4 bedrooms. 2
garages, land approx 100ft by
90ft. Top location best in Fort
St, foreign and local investors
visit, make offer. Honest brokers
__..w.elcome...-Phon e- 225=92Q0.1....
ROBB ST. (by Bourda
Market) 2-flat $9M,
Queenstown new 4-bed $10M
$5M, Anira St. $8M, South -
$7M, Kitty j6M, $7M.
Alberttown $4M, $6M, Ogle -
$3.5M, $5M Middle St. (by
hospital) ,S8M, Croal St. $6M,
SAtlantic Ville $9M, Grove public
road $6M, East Ruimveldt (front
road) new house $7M. Call



$17.5M neq., Kitty- $3.8M neg.,
Wortmanville $4.M neg. Tel.
1 2-STOREY, concrete
and wooden. Hadfield St.,
Lod e with walkway. Price $6M.
Cal F 227-7186.
HOUSE with shop, bond
chicken pens at Wales Public
Road. Call 624-3256 after 4 pm.
Owner leaving.
building with generator & house
hold items. -Regiorn-8 Monkey-
Mountain) $1.5M. Tel.#641-
CALL 613-4225.
BEAUTIFUL executive
concrete property. Guysuco
Gardens/Park bet UG Road &
Caricom HQ. tEL.226-8148/625-

9/1/2007. 8:21 PM


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GREIA Sall cottage on
and $12M, o large Modern
constructed concrete building in
Prashad Nag ar $3 5M,
SectiTon'K 28M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-439-8

wooden building for sale at the
corner of 172 E-te Abreu Street.
:Newtown Kitty Wall 223-2173 or

GRIEA Small Businessman
nice parcel of lard with cottage
at Friendship, EB road & river
transport. Pricen'K' 2$6M. Tel. 225-

3737, 225-4398.

wooden 90 xb 100 iinfor sale at rice
Ne- $50M. Tel l 225-37373 225-
4398.7- ic notable).
GRIEA South Ruimveldt -
12M. parcell ofM Kitty- 9Mcottage
Georie Street 7M& river
Charlestown $10M. 27M,
DUrban St. $7M. Tel. 225-
3737. 225-4398.
37371 29.25-439.-iB : --

ONE apt. fully a/c with ONE property in Republic
access to lawn tennis court, in Park reduced from $21M to
University Gardens US$999. $15M. Phone 225-3068/225-
Several office space. Call 225- 2626/231-2068.
2626/225-3068. .... ............' .......'.
ONE two-flat concrete
URGENTLY needed building for sale. Contact Mrs.
buildings to buy. Q/town, A/town. Khan at 242 Forshaw Street,
S/Ruimveldt, Kitty, C/ville and Queenstown or 226-1367
other areas. Ederson's 226-
VWHOOP W.C.D. 2 storey
concrete, furnished 3 bedrooms.
Ideal for Cambio, insurance.
electronic store, $35M.
$175.000 US. Ederson's 226--
storey wooden building. Ideal
for Church, School, General.
$16M neg.s ($80, 000 US).
Ederson's 26-5496.
ROBBn/Burda market 2
storey -buiding. Was l$75row
$50 M. ($250000 US). Owner
needs medical. Ederson's 226-

u$S).,0 ner needsos 2- nA medical.
KINGSTON, overseas/local Church Road. Surbryanville.
religious organization, ideal Serious enquiries only. No
building for any religious agent. $16M. Call 226-7003
function. $85M($425,000 US). or 644-5195.
Ederson's 226-5496. $7.5 MILLION 3
ESSEQUIBO, A/Re na 3 Bedroom house in
acres land with sawmill/sged 320' Georgetown Very good
x 34' ft bond 30' x 20'ft. $24M coniodion. NORBERT DE
($120,000 US). Ederson's 226- FREITAS, 231-1506,642-5874

5496 OE
NON Parl b n ONE two-storey wooden

NN P rel building along building at Canal No.2.
Public Road. facin g Atlantic, Suitable for farming & poultry.
$14.5M ($75.000 US). $3.6M. 669-2012.

Idearnaton hotel. $65MA
Ederson'& 22&549&.-ONE-RANCH type
BB Eccles, vacant new 2 property in Meadow Gardens
storey concrete 6-luxurious requires lots of repairs.
bedrooms mansion, parking, a/ Reduced from $15M to $8.9M.

c ins section anytime. aOM Phone 231-2064/ 225-2626/

buriousn (bgenedraostre ( or ft.6-US$2f St0 .,
Bondi/swaie inuseg. $12.5M bs.nessE 2arg S cocrte
496. 7MAHAICONY Creek, three
CROAL /Stabroek, concrete bedroom house and six acres

d6-otnurius -bedr ooT mansion Ticeand--eo $4 -C .l
on a house lots. Ideal 225-5591 or e n619-5505
international hotel. $65M is 5

($325,000 US). Ederson's 226- ANNANA three
5496. bedroom two storey house
newly remodel with land
PARIKA, new shopping 50x1 00. Asking $4.9M. Call:
centre invests wisely (a) 2 sorey 225-551 or 61-9-5505.

building; (ba) general store, 2 c)S e-1
.ondware hruse. $75M MASSIVE -STOREY
Eders000 Uon's 226-5496. CONCRETE PROPERTY.

R NO anRT A veC D 2 a school, etc/residence.

building for any religious i6g. Tued o 5 15M 2
unon000 US). $45M ($2Eder25so00ns 22 1624.

arson's 226-5496. Several properties in Kitty
CROAL lace 2 storey corner Prashad Nagar, Queenstown,
building. leal medical centre South Ruimveldt Be Air-

insurance, sorts club aa $ M arA, D n treet -
$130000 US). Ederson's 226- $9.sM upwards, vacant
496. possession land in
Alberttown $6M,. L.B.l -
NON PARIEL ECD,2 storey $5M.Waterloo House
wooAen & concrete'building. reduced to $15.5M,
down stairs business.411M ne Campbellville $12M, Sec
-6 f- $12M. Phone Tony Reid's

NEW HOPE EBD 2 store Realty 225- 2626, 231-
building, land road to river. 2064. 225-5198, 225-3068.
Ideal for wharfage. $12.5M CAMP St. .2- flat

$62,000 US). Ederson's 226- U 7 0 Ar
US). Eerson's 226- business $38M, Quamina St

1 46.three flat residences
NORTH Ruimveldt vacant businesses $45M, Ave of
..JtL.2...fjat concrPte.nhi ldnR a Reublic bu siess.nd w blsq.l
luxurious bedrooms, areaMor ft. US$2M, Sheriff St.,

PariEC 1 C Non $20M, Versailles mansion,

with seine. Call 621-5191 650-
9764, 220-5728. BEL AIR SPRINGS: very
LE RESSOUVENIR, BANKS nice 3 bedroom, fully fumished

GugouCo Gardens, fairly new 5 bedroom 2 flat
Su buanvlle, Sheriffee Street, M$8.5, BLYGEZIGT well kept
-Lamaa Gardens, Bel-Air Park,/ -3 bedroom 2 flat, wonder
Villa fe, Prashad Na ar, home, with lots of bearn
Republic Park, Diamond. Tea trees. Fully fished M$23
226-8148, 625-1624. You cant find better and lots
busine .more all over. Call: 226-7128,
15M. Prashad Nagar $20M, REALTY. The "Home of Better
el Air Park $30M. Quenstown Bargains".
$30M, Church Street- UES$500
000, Lamaha Gardens land 120 SHERIFF STREET: 2
to 60 ft. $20.5M, Earl's Court. buildings in compound -
L.B.I (113-69 ft) $6M. Call Vish $100M. BLYGEZIGHT 3-
Realty 225-9780, 612-7377. bedroom with lots of trees -
118 REGENT Street, 500acreswith60 cows- $1OM.
Bourda, front property, whole lot FACTORY E.B. Public Road -
2-storey, wood2& concrete Ideal 15 acres of land with buildings
for business. 120 Regent Street. on 7 acres $60M. PLUS Prime
Bourda front property. 2- storey. spots on Main Street. Middle,
wood & concrete. Ideal for Water Street. Regent Street.
business. 113 Regent Street, etc. Call 226-7128. 615-6124.
Bourda (second building in ABSOLUTE REALTY for "The
yard), 4-ft. passage way, 2-storey, Home of Better Bargains".
wood and concrete. Tel.1 223-
SeveralroertiesinKitty, 227-4040, 225-0995. 669-
SevePral proprtes ,, 707Q0_628-0796. South R/
St-Pre u --Ve-at Gdns S13M,,
South Ruimr ,t Be Air Park. Queenstown $55M- $175M
DUrban Stree't $9.5M Festival City $6M, Hadfield
land in Alberttown $6M L.B I St. $30i0. Goo d Hope Gdns
$5M.Waterloo House $15M, ContinentalPark, EBD
reduced to $15.5M $19M, Nandy Park- $28M.
Campbellville $12M, Sec K. Republic Park (2)- $23M,
$13M Lamaha Gardens GuySuCo Park $38M, Ogle -
$12M: Phone Tony Reid's $21M, William St.,. Clville -
Realty 225-2626 231-2064, 37M, Cummings Lodge -
225-5198, 225-3068. f15M and many more houses
for sale. Call.


CRACG "0 yeai old house-
ew model .ih ih land 36 x 14-
ft .; .. : "-. M Call: :
5591 ". -, 5505.
REAL ESTATE. TEL: 227-3877
I iF a i

0 million, Vergeoneon
$22 million (2 properties).
j i J Road business
,-,, ".:r-, Eccles Public Roace
147 million, North Road
business property $45 million.
Zeelught $8 million. David
Street Kitty $35 million,
Industry Business $150
million, Versailles $65
-,ii:.,r. La Penitence $20
Ir 1.) Versailes $35M.
Leguan $20M.
,i\TTY $9M, Prashad
Na ar $19M, $14M, Newtown
$9M, Queenstown $16M.
Alberttown, concrete $19M
K 'iv, new concrete $20M, Bel
,A- Park- i.-= reduced from
.30M. to l Sec. '1<'
SI7vlM. Meadow Brook. new -
S;i.idy Paik 316M,
dckand S13.51vl.
0 .,i.. $16.5M. Agricola.
S ,ion, ee. reduced fTonf $11 M
o S Phone God's Favoritk
| Realty 225-2626. 225-2709
225-5 198, 231-206-4.

iphori. L~ .

11 .
S-,nptIel!',, ihe. Edes0
SOul Up 1o 15-30M
SHerstelling House with

Robb St. US$1,5M
Stabroek Area $1.5M
Compbelville $10M

NEP Enterprises

223-4928, 609-2201

building two-storey five
bedrooms, three upper flats two
lower flats $12.,5IM neg.; back
building without driveway two-
storey wood and concrete -
$8.5M neg.; South corner
building with great potential
three- bedroom $12.5Mneg,
Lusignan two-storey concrete
and wood three-bedroom -
$8.5M neg., Agricola Public
Road suitable for Police Station,
Hospital, etc. 50'x 183' $28M
neg.. Light Street three-storey
all concrete $25M neg.
Roberts Realty- First
Federation Life BIdg., Second
Floor Room No.2, 227-7627 -
Office, 227-3768 home, cell



sale. Contact 222-3160.
CAMERA PHONE. $20 000. Tel.
ONE Lauada back and
front Ram, No. 152 Ram Call
SHERWIN Williams Latex
concrete paint in white and
colours. Tel. 220-1014.
6 WEEKS old white, fluffy
Dachshund pups, vaccinated
and dewormed. 226-9548.
3" inches Swimmin Pool
Tablets. PHONE 233-0608 (8
am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
PURE bred rottweiler pups
vaccinated and dewormed 6
weeks old. Call 668-7993. 218-

ONE 5-Hp Yamaha
outboard engine and one 5
Marine engine. Call 218-2039,
SCHOOL shirts in various
sizes and colour. No reasonable
offer refused. Phone 663-9296.
Playstation, 2 and x-box
Eames. Best price available.
all 227-3355 1
COMPLETE modern gym
equipment and comp ete
beauty salon. Please call 231-
.bairs & one fridge. 122 F
t: >que Street, Bourda. 227-



SALE. 621-8871.

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| v ",;:I. ions

ANTENNA Mass oO-ft Mass.
20-ft mass, 20-ft galvanize pipe.
Call 617-0959.
Robinson band resaw brand one
Meadow Edger. Call 609-2903.
engine & generators from 4 to
20KVA. Also Lister diesel welder.
3 POOLS table complete
with pools lamp $160 000.
Contact Junior 655-P015, 641.
2108. 622-5589.
MEMORY CARD for cell
-. digital camera. 1GB $8
'.. or text Wayne 629-
6620. 689-5685
EARTH & Builders waste for
sale. Delivery to spot, also Bob
Cat rental. Call: 326-7127
1 WASHER,.1 Dryer. new
heavy-diuty. Call#220-4372 or
cell, 27-1317.
NEW HONDA Generator 2
500 watts from UK. Call 233-
5500 or 684-3390.
T: -I1] ,| DVDs Microsoft
Vista, 'a1- .'07. Corel Drawl3,
Adobe C53. 627-8832.
PUPS 13WKS. OLD bio :,jili
goc .1 t Contact 660.-

NIPPON two door frost fridge
in o..i condition. Asking
:" Call: 225-5591 or
1-25 CC JAILING scrambler
good as new -$225 000
negotiable, plus 1 pregnant
sheep and lamb. Owner leaving
country soon. Call 57-2367.
1 NEW Holland TC57
Combine, 1 4-wheel drive Ford
New Holland Tractor. 3 6-
cylinder engines. Call 232-
0547: 623-1234.
SALE ON slate pool table -
large, small, imported and local.
brand new. Tel, 275-0347. 693-
ELECTRIC weeding
machine, 110 volts. Excellent
condition $9 000 each. Call:
220-3436, 220-4701.

Stereodsetf s & t t

*rterfslitplles -i ba ery

S Ior t laes, O i .... .

Movies, Ushki ompter prqrerMnes, e(
"'We till beal tany ldverte price"
't Clowns t&Too Up
A'uttorised GT& Po ieDelefr

VERY Strong Chloride
solution for washing yard or
factory, $580.00 per gal (Vat
! ...233:0.608.. ........ .
claims Loc Turtle Creek and
Pashanamo. Phone 615-5566
or 641-8006.
1 SMALL YANMAR tractor
with (Bush Hog Plough) and
BROOM POLE. Phone 615-5566
or 641-8005
4 PUPS Dachshund, 2
mths., old vaccinated and
deformed. Call Juliette Lam -
227-8451, 225-6174, 18 Craig
St., C/ville
BRAND NEW, love seat and
sofa imported from Miami -
lovely colour. Must seell. Tel:
225-2873; 225-3808, 226-9029.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, kno s, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
12 WEEKS old Rottweiler
and German Shepherd puppies,
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Tel. 621-1652, 223-0754 or 227-

.-,FRIGERATOR 16 cu. -t..
I v, 2 drors, frost free,
ke vinator $65 000 or
T1.-p one 641-2372.
GENSET 3-phase 220-110
volts Price $850 000 neg.
Phone 665-8792
cameras Canon, Samsung.
Sone.. Olympus. Tel. 227-6585/
681-6233/ 627-6319.
4mm V. 3/8 V Ply Board.
,r- h-i ots, rain coat & suits.
,%, -.: -is Gen. Store 113 Pike
St.. Kitty. Tel. 226-7585; Fax:
BEDFORD Parts tyres,
gearbox, engine, chassis, cabs,
truck trays, 10-ton differential.

Seiko, Citizens, Casio |
Gents & ladies Quartz |
and work watches 3000
pieces to choose from.
From $500 and up
S Watch batteries |
sold & installed
Check out
68 Robb Street, Lacytown i
Not Centre
Tel: 227-1228, 225-4631
I &
8 Camp & O'UranStreets(oppositejail)

and appliances; including
dining table & chairs living
room 3-piece set, stove A& fridge.
Call 216-1079.
HURRY! HURRY! Just arrived
a new shipment of 1 RZ minibus
gear boxes. Contact Ronald. Tel.
63-7166, 660-1269.
4 WHEEL ATV Motor Bike,
like new, hardly used'and 1
Kawasaki 1100 cc Jet Ski.
Excellent deal!!. Tel: 225-2873;
225- 3808; 226-9029.___
7 WEEKS old mixed breed
us (German Shepherd,
Dottweiler and Doberman) at
Diamond H/S. Contact
Parmanand on Tel.#216-1057,
OXYGEN 'and Acetylene
Gases. Fast and efficient
service. 10-11 Mc Doom Public
Road, EBD. PHONE 233-0608
(8 Fri.
( ...-.... ), M 9 .. ....r.. ...........
FREON GAS: 11. 12, 22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141. Also
Helium for Balloons and Argon
Gas. PHONE 233-0608 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
IMPORTED from Miami -
new Plasma TV, side by side
fridges washers, dryers, dish
washer. BBQ grills. Tel: 225-
2873; 225-3808, 226-9029.
digital surveillance system (DVR)
with an 8-port (8 cameras) 240
frames per second, (30 FPS
camera) DVR card. Tel. 225-
............. . .I ..... .. ..... .. ... ...........
MARBLE stone counter top}
granite 4', 1 sink & faucet (double
owl), P.V.C pipes 4' & '/2'.
Chinese seine boat 32-ft. &
engine. Price neg. 220-2976 or
AMPLIFIERS 700 watts, one
pair speaker boxes with 2 twelve
inch each. Brand new. 622-
0267, 216-0671.
ONE female Pit bull &
Ridgeback dog, 7 months, fully
vaccinated & dewormed. Phone
233-0570. (Excellent condition).
1 DOUBLE stall in Bourda
Market. Power sport next to the
main gat e main passage
way. Ideal for jewelry shop, shoe
shop or any other business. Tel.
HONE 233-0608 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri.
LATEST computer software
available. Vista, Office 2007,
antivirus, video editing,
accounting, designing,
educational ames etc. enius
Computers21-7560, 626-8911.
male Rottweiler (imported), 20
wks female Rottweiler 1 '2 old
male German Shepherd, 1 yr. old
female German Shepherd.
Contact 644-2933 or 667-4698.

BRASS for sale Eu'opeani
hands. V'sale 3600; Rotai -
's800 Call 691 -0210
HOLSEHOLD items, wares.
- bcxes -12" speakers $25 000.
2 boxes 8" speakers $10 000
Owner leaving : ,,'-. very soon
231-0158. 6o; -
1 G, 150 JA'LNG scrarnber
- Wunt condition, ai couple nionths
old. Sold wIth full cov-e:age
insurance. Owne .- i
country. 2- 1 set 10" -r, -ei.
lyres. Call Ravi on : _5.; .
ONE New V Bottom boat -
20-ft. long 4' 8' width. 1 8"
depth. Built with Brown
Silverballi. Price for quick sale.
Information phone Birbi -
225-1570: 666-3621.
$4 000. 1 computer $40 000, 1
brush cutter( stii) S-4..15 000.
Steel racks to sedl gas or wat.r-
$13 000. shell gas bottles $3
000. Call 688-9141 after 5 pm.
LISTER water cooler 6HP
I ', : :' ,', 1 "I .. -. i ,, '
qearbox i: ,, own in ar.
axle. drive -- ii ,,. many more.
Tol 339-3608, 680-9383.
Di-.-ir-irp pr-e nog 1 GR 1
i"'i ,-..-..,,, rice neg. 1 TR
: .. i, TR black ink a
8 ,.-, 60 press.
., 277-312 ,629-
CAUSTIC SOCA: 55 lbs $4
600; Alum: 55 lbs $5 800: Soda
Ash: 55 lbs $8 700, Suiphunc
Acid: 45 Gals $52 200.
Granular Chlorine & Chlorine
Gas. Allprices are Vat Inclusive.
PHONE 233-0608 (8 am --4 pm).
Mon. to Fri.
4165: FAX: 226-4050.
X -. BOX -- Games, XBOX
360 cordless controller.
headphone, hard drive, AC --
Adapter Power Supply. HDTV
cable, internet cable, also 1
Kenmore 4-burner gas stove and
1 craftmatic queen size bed. 265
5876 or 648 1212.............


Amonci .98, ME, 2000. XP,
Vista, ..,' i7, 2000, 'P, 2)J').,
2007, Norton & McAfee antivirus
Quickbooks 06, Peachltee 05.
Simply aliing 06, Corel 13, print
master, macomedia 8, Adobe
premiere cs3, after FX cs3,
P/shop c3, Chief architect 10,
3D home architect 8, Adult -
English, Spanish, typing.
computer, atc Kids- math,
reading, grades 1 & 2,
O(CI'jm3ry' ".' 1. E u Ih ..1 li '.
arcade games & lots lots more
I., I-:'.r .- ;cor"Iputer

Genius Cumpurs UilHimid

Tel: 231-7050/020-8011.

COMPLETE animal & poultry
feed mill. Capacity: 5- ton/ hour.
With boiler and new palletize,
large storageea available 55
x 35' office space with wash
room, kitchen, office space and
enclosed executive office with A/
C. Can b6 occupied
immediately. Tel. No. 657-8799,
646-0364. _____
COUNTRY. Sideboard 9ft. x 18
in. wide x 3 ft. high, television
cabinet 5ft. x 2ft. wide x 5ft.
10ins long table 5ft. long x
2ft. high x 2 ft. wide with drawers,
king-size bed with side
cupboards, vanity 72 in. long x
19 in. wide x 31 in high, chest-of-
drawers 69 in. high x 35 in,
wide x 17 in depth, double bed
complete with side cupboard,
refrigerator double door, suite 3-
piece multi- coloured. Phone
25-0923 (after 6 pm), 641-8815.

1 TOYOTA Pick up in good
condition. For details, call 218-
1 HONDA CG motorcycle in
excellent condition. Call 668-
1 RZ Long Base minibus
good working condition, BEE
Series. Price neg. Tel.# 662-

19991 53Kms 5-door. Cal C28-
1 AT 170 Toyota Coro .a full
t' s, as!c Tel. 233-5145,

;:. f 3 .7 ::. f -.,

4 k, < ..., -
', -. -_ ; -' y -^ 'w -

ONE SV 33 Camnry, in
excellent condition. Contact
623-0957, 628-1947.
ONE old model Tovota
;iiace minibus $150,000. 'Tel:
233-2450: 624-8745.
1 NISSAN Caravan
minibus Z 20 enin- .,, ,
condition' $3 o. 'I -
226-5 -.5

. P.

"-i ', ,l, u n I ,< r.
j AC. lots moar. .est o .er i pi-

I '.' V8. fuly powered.
'* L .Li ,jirZi cj.-iji, & t

'i. ml. r'. fully )ow'.'CrI -,i l ,',i" I
S(D i luvei bo T I M AE, G.
.d .. .. ..
G c rr EEN*l ,T,: j.. .

Block, 6ucyl inder ngi3e,
7 seleSr nerds general work.
S2M or hess offer acceptedd

CALL7 225-4631,
Or check out 68
F bobbt Stree*,

GREEN Toyota Tundra.
Fully customized, never
registered. Tel. 227-0613. 643-
MASSY Ferguson tractors
from England, lust arrived.
Models 185 & 188. Call 218-
1 TOYOTA Hilux, GDD 8901
$800 000 negotiable. Call
646-9799, 216-1012 (after
ONE Toyota 4x4 Hilux, one
AT212 Carina One Nissan
Sunny. Tel: 226-3745, 614-
0949, 614-0515.
....-1 -HILUX.SURF E 3y, 4w drive
automatic crash bar: Ac, PJJ
Series. Call Cell 691-5515,
Home: 231-9914.
1 RZ mini bus- EFI, BHH
Series, I AT 170 Corona EFI,
both in excellent condition.
Phone 268-3953, 612-5419.
bar, for lamps, sun roof, roof rack.
alarm, ac $2.2M neg. Tel. 220-
1222. 627-8140.
RZ, BKK Series, 1 year old. Price
neg. Tel. 621-8305, 233-5201.





atOmatic chrme

rimns, CD player

225-0700; 623-9072

233-2330 op 809-600

',tlA 0 papers. ei '

1 192 CARINA, PJi
Series. 2 Lifan 125c
scooters. Call 641-1127.
ONE Maxt-ia
immaculate condition $651
000 nea. Call 222-5352, 21
AT 212 CARINA full
ov ered. CD player. A;C. magi
Immaculate condition. Ca
NISSAN Pulsar 4 door?
like new. low miles, silver, f
loaded. Askinq $1 5M. C
225-5591 or 619-5505. j
Sorinter Motor Car in very n -
condition!. PHH Sre:. ri -: e
S1 IM C.!l 645-5682 anytime
I T100 Tovota Extra C
4 > 4. automatic. fully power
c. CD Player Price $2.4.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 i
2 .5-1400.
("nck wheel drive), manure
1OlJv powered, taue. ma ruin
:',ice 5 0 (00. Cont0
Rocky 621-5902 or 22
!400. I
1 TOYOTA Townace (I
seater) rninbl is. autonata
.; .- i res Prie .. 47&5 00
25 Rocky 621-59021

1 CHEROKEE (4-dou
Jeep (4 x 41. automatic, fu
powered, a/c. Price $9
000. 1 ISUZU Rodeo *4-doc
automatic. fully powered, al
V6. (Price $1.-4 ,, Conti
Rocky 621-. : or 22
1400. .
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Ex(
Cab (4- cylinder). automatic,'
c (4 x 4).'GJJ Series. Pric4
$2.4M Contact Rocky 62
5902 or 225-1400.
4 x4 pick up- $3.9M. 1- 5
Xtra Cab 4 x 4 (never registers
$3.5M. Tel. 225-0995. 62
0796. 669-7070.
1 EP 71 TOYOTA Stari
(Turbo) 2 door. Manual, fu
powered. AC, alarm, CD play,
spoiler. Price $750 000. Cont
Rocky # 225-1400 or 62
5 9. ............ .. ....... ..................... .




ONE Toyota Tundra 2(
model. Fully loaded with,
accessories. Contact 623-09
628.-1947. ............... ..
RAV 4, Mitsubishi Jeep
212 192 Carina, E
M truck. 621-6037, 227-28(
RZ BUS, just register
BKK 7331, Long 'aaseA
seats, manual, nice and clI
Must be sol d, 74 Sheriff St. 2
fully powered, mags, CD pl
rim, clean condition, go
reasonable. Contact 648-9,'
or 226-7855o.rB
4300KM, VV TI engine. Pri
$20M. TEL. 226-8148/6
Tundra, fully powered, i
automatic, 4x4, CD, etc.,'
mileage. Call 276-0313/ E
1141. Owner leaving. I
(PJJ Series), automatic, 1
powered, A/C.- $1 550-C
Hardly used contact Roc
225-1400. 621-5902. 2
1 NISSAN B13 Sei
(Private), automatic, f;
powered, A/C, mags, CD pl
$9000 000. Contact Ro
225-1400., 621-5902.


S. TEL. # 233-0591. 667-
1 TOYOTA (3-ton
double wheel) Canter .
r clesel. manual .
SPrice 51 2M Contact
ocky 225-1400 or 621-
flair kit 1 Suzuki 400R
S. on road trail bike. Tel:
'24-4516 .

N, d rils l 1 1i -. -

uope.e era!! i _

p 0" 0 :e-'r!-^ 1 month ;qf.

r. ',r, 6446
Not reconditioned
or best offer
a81: 227-7677, 225-2563

S .. -. -

1 TOYOTA Pick up Twin
ab, perfect condition. Contact
King- 622-7628, 658-7002.
5-4443, 225-4534.
1 AT, 192 Carina, fully
3wered. with mags & CD.
rice $1 375 000 neg. Tel.
36-2461/ 625-6397.
series, fully loaded, in
excellent condition. Price -
3.5M NEG. Tel. 226-2461,
lyv powered. 17" rims, PJJ
series. Owner leaving country.
31. 690-7833 or 688-6181.
1 MACK 10-wheel tow
uck in working condition.
rice negotiable. Contact
egan Fernandes 226-6876.
ONE NZE Toyota Corolla.
excellent working condition,
ar 2001, fully powered. Tel.
19-2056. Price negotiable.



.- .-. .. *-


,nas, siler, ugondy
daslhoapd, etc

2 5-9700; 023-9972

Z33-2330 or P009.0000

1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
utomatic, fully powered, a/c,
lags, crash bar $2.1M (4 x
). Contact Rocky 225-1400,
anna, reasonable condition
working tape deck, equaliser,
fip. Price $450 000. 216-
671. 622-0267.
ONE AE 100 Corolla (PHH
989). A/C. music, mags,
xcelent condition, one
owner Contact Paul. Tel. .259-
237, 662-1156 or 655-7839.
1 RAV 4 PJJ Series.
excellent condition, bull bar.
iag rims. side bar. roof rack -
rystal lights lady driven, first
owner. el. 220-3653, 645-
4 5 8 ..... ..... ..... ..........
ONE Toyota C, ollia NZE
121 automatic, fully
powered, DVD, CD. alarm.
imote start., mags, etc. Price
12 400 000 neg Tel. 665-
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
original PJJ Series, automatic,
JIFy powered, AC, mag iirn
rice $1.4M. Contact Roc5ky
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.

CA- Heavy-duty machinerv
D-4-. .:aders. tractor a3d trucks.
Must seo Very good condition
Honda ijC Custom. motorcycle
333- 6.:..642-251
HiLUX -i x 4 EXTRA CAB alck
up. 3L diesel, blue. 5-speed aeai
box A/C. side bars. repr bumper
maqgs, ",2 000 000. 7,4 Sheriff
St., C i 226-9109
(Private) automatic fully
powered. mag rims. CD Plaver,
Slorm remote start. Price $875
:' contact Rocky 225-1400.
1 NISSAN Cefiro. private
automatic, fully powered. aic
chrome mag rims, alarm, CD
player, cruise control. Pice -
$1.2rn. Contact Rocky 225-
1 Toyota Harrine .Lcxus)
PJJ Series Automatic, fully
S : AC, mearims, CD
ip,.,-e V., Alarm. 4x4, remote
start. Pi-ce $7.1M -,.-, ,-,. ,t
Rocky on tel:621 -

Sherf0S /vieF. 22"1r'
pI3 a/ 9b6 ala .er

1$3.2 M0 Co wwhhRo a-W i
lofice, nattatic

1 TOYOTA Extra Cab Tundra
(GJJ Series), automatic, fully
powered a/c, mas. alarm. Price
- $3.2M. Contac Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
....... ......... 6......... :.. --.. .. .. .. .u.. .
1- TOYOTA pick-up, manual
4 x 4. Immaculate condition.
$950 000 neg Contact Rocky -
FJ62, 6-cylinder, manual box, A/
C, bars, igl tyres 32 x1150, 10
seats, ready for the bush. 74
Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-9109.

Toyota Carine. A/C, PW Rims
etc, very good condition. Price -
S1.30M negotiable. Contact Terry.
Tel.#222-4496, 693-8105.
AT 170 CARINA with valid
registration sold as is where is.
Contact 233-2429. 10 & 15
Eccles Industrial Estate. EBD,
during office hours, Monday to

TOYOTA Tundra with new
model front, late GJJ Series, 4-
wheel drive, only 40 000km,
excellent condition. Price $3.6
million. Contact No. 265-2292,
ONEAT 192 Carina $1 390
000 neg. One "lit_3n r.f-rr,.- $1
100 0 o neg. dci,- .r. fully
powered and i.,iiA i. 0.i-.j Tel.
643-6565 or 614-2175 or 226-
MUST BE SOLD within one
week one 212 Toyota Carina
YR 2 000. fully loaded with mag
rims, PKK. Price $2.31VE
Tel.611-4330. #665-4214,


'Fill o detl, ".r 'I

225- 21Z; .:- .
... < . .. .. i

Toyota Cor ,lla 110, Toyota
Carina 112 NZE Toyota. Ipsur.
ust down pay $1 000 00 and
drve off. Call Auto Traders 227-
62' Cell 622-4969
tully powered with maqs & CD.
Pn;e $1 350 000 neg 'Tei. 226-
2461. 625-6397.
1- Toyota double cab n-
doo. 5-speed gear, alarm. AC
CD plaver 'roller crashh bar- S3-
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.

YOUR '"If VK" , iC

233-233 Or, 1. 20,1:1
r 4

NCar 535 i Series. in excellent
condition for $2M. Contact
Patrick. No. 643-5249.

TOYOTA Tundra Extra Cab
Pick-up. 4 x 4, ar 2002.
ar 5 i erieA excellent gas
condition for $2M. Contactred.
Patrick. No. 643-5249.Rsngu

from wharf, never registered.
Auto Sales. Tel.# 226-4165,
TOYOTA Tundra, Extra Cab,
pick-up, 4 x 4, Year 2 000,
automatic, AC, V8. Grey, Gas,
GKK Series. Price $3 80 0 00.
Rising Sun Auto Sales. Tel.#
226-4165, 624-1160..
gas, 1 490cc, automatic, low
mileage. 5-door. from wharf,
never registered. Price $2 40d
Tel. 226-165, 624-1160.
s...... ..6... .. .. 5.. _. 2
G TOURING Wagon recently
registered PKK Series, fully
powered $1.6M neg. Toyota
Tundra GJJ Series $2.9M neg.
Tel. 2 7-0613, 225-2172,
HONDA Civic, 17" chrome
rims alarm, crystal lights, CD
Player Fog lamps, AC, one
owner, PJJ series, sporty looking.
Call 621-8157; 223-2784.
1- 2003 Toyota NZE Corolla
with 15" mag rims, leather
interior, alarm, Pioneer DVD
Surround system. Very low
mileage, late PKK Series.
Contact 613-0613.
TOYOTA Tundra, Extra Cab,
Pickup 2x4, Year 2002,
automatic, AC, V6, Black, Gas,
from wharf, never registered.
Price $3 300 000. Rising Sun
Auto Sales. Tel.# 226-4165,
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet
(4-door), automatic, a/c, mag
rims. Price $950 000. Contact
Rocky ^: .- 1Jr,,, ".:.,'.--I
WHITE CRV AT, a/c maas,
PKK. like new for sale $3.6
million. 227-4040, 225-0995,
628-0796, 669-7070.
AE 100 Toyota Sprinter, red,'
A/C, CD, power windows, doors,
PKK in excellent condition.
S1.1M or nearest offer. Tel. 269-
Grey, PGG 9161. excellent
condition, mags & spoilers. Price
- $2.4 million neg. (Hardly used).
Owner leaving the country. Call
-..-.-.-----y 7 -f-K -F -- ---..... ar- ----
1 TOYOTA Tundra Year
2003, V6 engine, 4 W Drive. Call
Auto Traders 227-4846: Cell 622-
4969. Also 212 Cars Toyota
Corolla 110, NZE Toyota. Ipsum.
Just down pay and drive off
TOYOTA Hilux Single Cab,
solid def, Year 1996, manual.
AC, 3L, Diesel, low mileage.
from wharf, never registered.
Price $2 500 000. Rising Sun
Auto Sales. Tel.# 226-4165
TOYOTA IST 1 300 cc, gas.
low mileage, automatic. AC.
Power Steering; Power Window.
5-door, fully loaded, from wharf.
never registered. Price -
$3,100,000. Rising Sun Auto
Sales. Tel.# 226-4165. 624-

TOYOT', Extra Cab pick-ut;
4 x 4. GKK Series, V6. AC. CC
marr t- i liner 9-000 lb winch,
-Lu i_ .... -I left hand drive.
$2.7M. Call: 276-0313 626-
1141- Shahab



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F ri plQaps

MITSUBliSHl Tappo Bide. 4-
oor. AC. Alio,, Whees Yee;:
1999. 657cc. CD Player, alann.
low mileage. gas. manual, fror
wharf never ,.r_-'t Price -
S1 850 000. F.~, r., Sun Auto
Sales. Tel.# 226-4165, 624.-
Caterpillar 518 cable log
skidders equipped with hydraulic
winches and powered by 3304DI
engines, years are 1996 & 1995;
1 Timber Jack grapple log
skidder equipped with hydraulic
winched and powered Cummins
6 BTA engines & blank
transmission, year 1996; 1 763
Bobcat skid steer machine-year
1999; 1 Land Rover Defender
110 Series Diesel Turbo charged
engine, has winch. We also sell
import lots of Caterpillar, Detroit
diesel & Cummins engine
spares. Call Bobby on 623-1103,
218-3899, 218-1469.
2.!_8.:3.... _9_9.. 2-_-_. ..9...... .....................
FOR THE BEST factory
Reconditioned Japanese
vehicles in stock. 1 RZ, 2 RZ cat
eyes, EFI mini bus, 192 & 212
new models, air bags, CD player,
Mag rims, ABS brakes, G-Touring
& E-Touring. Caldina wagons,
Toyota Dyna, Canter truck
Tundra 2004, Diesel S. Cab solid
axle pick up, Rav 4. Fully loaded.
Credit terms and trade-in
facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sales, 1-11 Croal
St., Stabroek (bet. Albert &
Oronoque). Tel. 225-0773, 656-
Alteeza, Toyota Vitz, Toyota
Vista, Toyota RAV-4 ACA 21,
Corolla/Caldina Wagons. Honda
CRV Pick ups, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab LN 147, Hilux Extra
Cab. Toyota Land Cruiser.
DIESEL BUSES: Toyota Hiace,
Nissan Vanette/Caravan
Mitsubishi Canter trucks 2/3 tons
enclosed freezer, Hino Dutro
Freezer. Toyoace open tray 4WD
truck BU 72, Nissan Atlas, used
Toyota Hilux Surf. Order early
and get the best prices on duty
free vehicles. Full after sales
service and financing available.
Deo Maraj Auto Sales. 207
Sheriff and Sixth Streets,
Campbellville 226-4939, 624-
RECENT shipping from
Japan/ Singapore Toyota
Soluna 2000 $1.4M (alloy
wheels, CD player, leather),
Honda Fit (2003 Model. alloy
wheels, leather, full body kit,
black. alarm) $2.3M. Toyota
Vios 2003 (alloy wheels, CD
changer, leather, alarm) Honda
City $1.2M, (leather, alloy
wheels, CD player), Nissan Sunny
2002 $2.2M (executive car,
leather, alloy wheel, CD player
Nissan Sunny $1.2M (CD
changer, alloy wheels leather),
Mitsubishi Lancer 2002 $1.5M
(alloy wheels, CD changer,
leather). Honda Civic (2002
model, alloy wheels, leather, full
body kit. Black, alarm) $1.7M,
Toy ta IST 2002,2003 $2.4Mvi
(aoy wheels, CD player,
le athr). Toyota Corolla NZE
2003 model $1.9M (alloy
wheels. CD player, leather),
Suzuki Baleno 2000 $1.2M
(alloy wheels. CD player.
leather, Mitsubishi Dingo -
S1.4M, toyota Vitz $1.4M, low
mileage on all vehicles. Prices
are negotiable and quoted on
the wharf! Let us order vehicles
,e. from Japan and
and save vou money
' 't'-t Fazela Auto Sales 276-
S--. '328-4179.

Price $700 000 neo'tiablI
Tel.# 618-3590. 645-8901.
ONE 212 Toyota Carina
Excellent condition Call
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North Essequibo to clast

with South in Busta final


By Ravendra Madholall

NORTH Essequibo, seeking
their second title this year,
inflicted a comfortable 66-
run victory over Bartica in
one of the semi-finals in the
2007 Essequibo Busta Festival
knockout limited-over cricket
competition, at the
Devonshire Castle ground
When Essequibo's premier
cricket competition was inaugu-
rated in 2003, North Essequibo
won it but since then victory
has eluded the northerners
They are now looking more
organised this time with
yesterday's efficient win.
North Essequibo, who are
set to clash with defending
champions South Essequibo in
today's final at the Anna Regina
Community Centre ground,
won the toss and opted to take
first strike.
They piled up a formidable
236 for nine off the reduced 45
overs, while Bartica in reply
showed grit and determination
but were mesmerised by 16-
year-old Uvindra Balgobin who
snared four wickets conceding
just 15 runs from five penetra-
tive overs as they folded for 170
in the 34th over.
The off-spinner main-
tained a consistent line and
length while the Bartica bats-
men were reluctant to use
their feet. He was well sup-
ported by medium pacer
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bagged two for 27 from six
Robin Narine again looked
assured, hitting five fours and
three sixes in his breezy 52
while Robert Moore proved his
all-round capability chipping in
with 38, which comprised three
sixes and a similar number of
fours. Kenzo Baksh made 21
with three fours for Bartica in a


losing cause.
Earlier, the reduction of
the overs was due to a wet
spot at the northern end of
the pitch, and several bats-
men had capitalised from
some untidy bowling by the
Barticans. Zaki Salim hit
three sixes and two fours in
his cameo 32 while Fazeer
Khan made 31 which was
laced with five fours.
Anthony Persaud and
Vishwanauth Lall assisted with
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finished with impressive figures
of three for 25 from his allotted
nine overs while Trinson
Massina took three for 36 from
his nine overs and off-spinner
Andrew Williams two for 39
from nine overs, bowling for the
Over at the New Opportu-
nity Corps ground, defending
champions South Essequibo
overwhelmed Leguan by an easy
44-run margin.
South Essequibo were
asked to take first knock and
they reached a challenging
157 all out from 41.3 overs
while Leguan in reply never
showed any resistance and
eventually collapsed for 113 in
the 35th over.
Royston Alkins led the way
for South Essequibo with a fine
36 which included three fours
while Chandi Jairam and Patrick
Rooplall chipped in with 26
(lx4, 1x6) and 23 (1x6, 1x4) re-
Medium pacer Tyrone
Narine collected three for 16
from 5.3 overs while pacer
Kevin Gordon continued with
his excellent bowling perfor-
mance bagging two for 27
from his allotted nine overs.
When Leguan batted only
Nankumar Jatan and Hemraj
Persaud batted resolutely mak-
ing 29 (3x4) and 24 (2x6, 1x4)
respectively as national fast
bowler Trevon Garraway
picked up three for 16 from 7.3
Supporting Garraway were
Rooplall, Rayon Thomas and
skipper Norman Fredericks
with two wickets apiece.
A keen contest is antici-
pated from 09:30 h today with
umpires Dhanraj Balgobin
and Zaki Zakier in charge
while Wazeer Dhanraj will
be the standby.

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Loving son,
brother, father,
uncle and nephew
sadly missed (who
was kidnapped and
murdered in
Guyana August
31, 2002).
Without farewell or goodbye, suddenly silently and peacefully
You left us, but if tears could build a stairway and memories a
lane, we would walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again
A thousand wishes can't bring you back, we
know, because we've tried
Neither can a million tears, we know, because we've cried
Your smile and memory will always be in our hearts
until the day we meet again
We will love you forever like no one else

Love always mom, dad, brothers John & Paul of Tropical Nighi
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aunts, undes, cousins and friends. 5IAnniversary with.Godthis year

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But I am not so far away, we really aren't apart
So be happy for me, dear ones, s.
you know I hold you dear
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memory of our dear
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who passed away on
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August 23, 2002

Many sad years have passed since our
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Tears will fly, tears will dry, but our love for
you will never die
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We remember the kind things
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'Back-to-back' TCL Champions...

(From back page)
phy, which was presented to
Jacobs at the completion of
the tournament in St Kitts,
was again handed over to the
captain on Friday night by
During the presentation,
GCB head disclosed that "the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) has appointed Jacobs
to lead the WI U-19 team in the
upcoming Regional KFC One-
day competition", to a resound-
ing applause. Barbadian Shamar
Brooks will be Jacobs' deputy
for the squad of 20 which also
includes Guyanese Veersammy
Permaul and Rajendra
Singh also informed that the
Board has already begun to pre-
pare for the defence of the cov-
eted title. "We are putting things
in place right away to ensure we
retain the championship next

(From back page)
with her team mate Meselech
Melkamu a lap before the
bell as the field trailed right
across the track looking for
space to make a move.
Challengers came and went
but Defar just upped the pace
until, with 200 metres to go, she
hit her finishing stride and
streaked away to victory.
"I am so excited about my
silver medal," said Cheruiyot,
who is also 23.
"These are my first world
championships ... I was expect-
ing second because Mescret is
very strong, especially on the
last lap."
Kibet, who ran a personal
best for fourth place, should
have had bronze but changed
down too early and lost out to
the fast-finishing Cherono
by half a step.

year. We have a squad of 30
players, already, who will begin
preparations shortly".
The long-standing GCB
president added Ihal Guyana
will host one of the groups for
the first round preliminary
competition of the KFC One-
day Cup between October 16
and 21. with two games on each
playing day, along with T&T.
the Windward Islands and the
University of the West Indies.
The venues for the semis and
the final are still to be decided.
In his address to the
champions and those present
Minister Anthony showered
praises on the success of the
team and cited areas that
should be looked at.
"You have done us proud
...You have certainly done a
good job. Not only have you
done a good job, but you have

also managed to get the eyes of
the WI selectors so that three of
our players could be part of the
Wl youth team"
"I would like to congratu-
late Jacobs on being named cap-
tain of the W1 youth team.
Guyana is showing leadership in
cricket, having Sarwan and now
Jacobs. I think this is very
good," Dr Anthony declared to
loud cheers.
The minister stated that
some of the key areas which
should be attended to in regional
cricket are effective leadership
and governance, a vibrant do-
mestic season and finding ways
of getting more people into the
"If we can't restructure our
cricket so that we can be on top
of our game we will not be per-
forming to our optimum," the
minister said.

In addition, the minister
cited the need for Guyana to es-
tablish a Cricket Academy. "I
think it is time we set up our

own Academy. We have a very
good facility at the National
Stadium at Providence. I think
we have the basic infrastructure
for such an Academy. We need
to work together with the
Board and, perhaps, as early as

In response, both captain
Jacobs and manager Johnson
expressed their thanks to all
who contributed to the suc- '
cess of the team, highlighting
the tremendous support of
the Guyanese living in St
Kitts and the GCB and staff.

The wife Fay and daughter Sara of
a.k.a. DAVE/CHUCK of 1 2 Vryehi< '
Lust Public Rd.. who depri ed i,
August 11. 2007 r -.

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and appreciation to everyone wh.
sympathized with us dur '-. our 1in 11
of grief by sending cards. w reaths. '.
called, contributed, etc.

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September 2,2005 without saying
September comes with deep regret
< A month we will never forget
"'But we all know that it's God's will
For in our hearts you linger still
Sleep on beloved take thy rest
For God only takes the best.
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and her four children- Mavis, Lear;
Lawrence and Larnce.


Donald Conrad Alexander Benfield.
who died on 95.08..2
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Doris, Yvonne and Lennox
And his grand children and
SGrea- grand children.
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Liverpool hit Derby

for six to go top

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Liverpool thrashed Derby
County 6-0 at Anfield yester-
day to go top of the Premier
League for the first time
since November 2002.
Liverpool's stay might last
for only 24 hours until over-
night leaders Chelsea visit Aston
Villa today.
Two goals from Xabi
Alonso and Fernando Torres and
one apiece by Ryan Babel and
substitute Andriy Voronin
helped the Merseysiders crush
bottom team Derby who have
one point from their opening
five matches and are the only
team without a win.
"I am really pleased with
my team and we are playing
well, scoring goals and keeping
clean sheets," enthused
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez on
the club's Web site
( after-
"It's good for our support-
ers to see us top of the league
but we now have to keep it go-
ing and keep working hard in
every game we play.
"We scored six good goals

and it's good to see Torres and
Voronin scoring. Kuyt worked
so hard and was unlucky not to
score and I really liked Babel's
Everton went second with a
2-1 victory at Bolton Wander-
ers thanks to a last-minute win-
ner from Joleon Lescott after
Ayegbeni Yakubu, who moved
to Everton from Middlesbrough
for a club record fee of 11.25
million pounds ($22.72 million)
this week, scored 11 minutes
into his debut. Nicolas Anelka
scored for Bolton.
Liverpool have 10 points,
the same as Everton and
Chelsea with Manchester City,
who play at Blackburn Rovers
today, next on nine.
Champions Manchester
United, who failed to win their
opening three games, won 1-0
for the second successive week
to continue their climb up the
They welcomed old
midfield warhorse Roy Keane
back to Old Trafford for the
first time as Sunderland
manager then had to work
hard to beat his resilient side.

Liverpool 6-0 Derby: Xabi Alonso gives the Reds the lead
before Dutch youngster Ryan Babel adds a fine second.
(BBC Sport).

The breakthrough came af-
ter 71 minutes when Louis
Saha, on as a halftime substitute
to end a six-month injury lay-
off. headed home from a comer

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taken by Nani.

Michael Owen, also regain-
ing full fitness, scored in the
87th minute to give Newcastle
-United a 1-0 win over Wigan
Athletic, who had Kevin
Kilbane sent off.
Owen dashed between two
defenders to pounce three min-
utes from time to add to the goal
he scored in mid-week his
first for Newcastle after 20 in-
jury-hit months.
Fulham stormed back from
2-0 and 3-1 down to force a 3-
3 draw with Tottenham
Hotspur at Craven Cottage
while Middlesbrough beat Bir-
mingham City 2-0.
West Ham United avenged
last season's 6-0 defeat at Read-
ing by winning 3-0 at the
Madejski Stadium. The home
team also missed a penalty.
Today Arsenal host Ports-
mouth, Chelsea travel to
Aston Villa and Blackburn
Rovers play Manchester City.

1 .

"Outside grounds, people wait until he goes in before
paying to enter," Warne wrote about Sachin

Lara, Ambrose in top three

Tendulkar tops

Warne's greatest

cricketers list
SACHIN Tendulkar topped Shane Warne's countdown of
greatest cricketers edging out Brian Lara, who was placed
second. Curtly Ambrose, Allan Border and Glenn McGrath
rounded out the top five in Warne's Times column.
Wame rated Tendulkar ahead of Lara on account of his men-
tal toughness and hailed him as a "great player and a great man".
He wrote, "Outside grounds (in India). people wait until he
(Tendulkar) goes in before paying to enter.
They seem to want a wicket to fall even though it is their
own side that will suffer .... He (Tendulkar) grew up under in-
credible weight of expectation and never buckled once not un-
der poor umpiring decisions or anything else."
Warne and Tendulkar clashed several times on the field, but
their most famous battles were on Australia's tour to India in
Warne struck the first salvo, dismissing Tendulkar for 4 in
the first Test but was then taken apart in the second going for
122 runs in 30 overs, as Tendulkar smashed a match-winning
unbeaten 155. Tendulkar finished the series with an average of
111, while Warne's ten wickets cost him 54 apiece.
Five Australians were placed in the top ten, including three
of Warne's captains Border, Ricky Ponting and Mark Taylor.
Ian Healy, tenth on the list, was described as the best
wicketkeeper he'd ever seen.
Muttiah Muralitharan, who needs nine more wickets to go
past Warne's record haul of Test victims, was the highest rated
spinner at seven.
"He has helped to turn Sri Lanka into a formidable side at
home. It is also worth remembering the work he did in the af-
termath of the tsunami when he gave so much hope to people
in despair."
Wasim Akram, who was sixth, was Pakistan's only rep-
resentative in the top ten. Warne's complete list (of 53
cricketers) was dominated by Australia, with 20 players,
though none was named among the top three. (Cricinfo)

Venus Williams

cruises into last 16
By Larry Fine

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) Wimbledon champion Venus
Williams blasted past Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-
2 on Friday to charge into the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
Williams. seeded 12th, notched her third successive one-sided
victory as she aims to follow her Wimbledon triunmh with a
third U.S. Open crown.
just v'anl to ;Ia.' ttii experience from Wimbledon and bring
it here," the 2"7-vcar-oc: 'V:liiams said in a courtside interview.
".'\ de o it ea .'I times here before and 1 v\ant to do

Sndarenke ilh 3' '.vinncrs.
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6-2, 6-4 in the suei-finals at Vinbledon on her way to the title.




SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 2, 2007 29

GUYANA'S middle-order batsman Assad Fudadin has hit
three centuries and five half-centuries in 11 matches for
the Trowbridge Cricket Club in the Wiltshire League in
With his dominance the Berbice cricketer has helped his
club achieve the fourth place position in the league standings
so far.
I To date he has scored a to-
i, 4 tal of 719 runs at an average
of 79.88.
Fudadin's first century
was made when his team had
to chase a target of 226 set by
Taunton Dean.
Despite his valiant stand
of 101 (six fours) he could not
save his side from going down
by 23 runs. Century number
S';two came in a match against
%" ':""--" ""'= Knowles. The opposing team
ASSAD had posted a challenging" 265
for three in their allotted 50)
overs and again Fudadin dominated the batting, scoring 124 not
out (nine fours).
This time, though, he carried his team to victory.
Fudadin's best performance came against Bristol where he
not only dominated with the bat. but also played his part with
the ball.
Batting fir:,, Trowbridge posted 245 for eight from their
50 overs j\ ith Lldatdin hitting 130 (eight fours and tIwo si\ca).
When his tano hicidld, lie picked up three wickets for 45 runs
with his nmediumi p.c hooiing to help restrict Bristol for 153
all out in '5 I er,.
Other ,tabihl pe,rion;maices from Fudadin were: 76 not
out again.,' -io. 601 aains!'t Frenchay, 53 noti out and
Si agains- i ,' \, ','. ;t;ss Br.stoI l ) 's Ii' ,..
Fudad. -- .* ','***, .:,>,. o' -;>X, \\edne ,du ,.' >.i; 0 ih0
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Lara named in


all-time Xl
... Kanhai and Kallicharran also selected

RECORD-breaker Brian Lara is one of four overseas stars
named in Warwickshire's greatest-ever XI.
Lara made 501 not out
against Durham in 1994, the
highest first-class score in
cricket history.
He was joined in the Xl,
drawn up from votes by club
members, by fellow West Indi-
ans Alvin Kallicharran and
Rohan Kanhai and South
Africa's Allan Donald.
The late Bob Woolmer,
who died during the World
Cup in March, was honoured
ALVIN KALLICHARRAN by being named the club's
greatest coach.
And Tom Dollery was
announced as
Warwickshire's best captain
for his achievement in lead-
ing the team to the Champi- A
onship title in 1951.
More than 1 000 sup- |
porters submitted their -
personal greatest XIs, with '-" .
the overall side an-
nounced at a dinner at .. -
Edgbaston on Friday '
Among notable players .
to miss out were Norman
Gifford, MJK Smith, Bob
Willis, John Jameson and
Geoff Humpage. The scoreboard confirms
Warwickshire's great- Brian Lara's brilliant
est XI: D., Amiss, N. record innings in 1994.
Knight, A. Kallicharran, R.
Kanhai, B. Lara, D. Reeve, K. Piper, A. Donald, G. Small,
E. Hollies, J. Bannister. (BBC Sport)

Fudadin doinats it

batin ngish leagueR

"We are trying to help the
family with the arrange-
ments as much as we can,"
she said. "Everyone is still in
shock at the fact he's not go-
ing to be here anymore."
Players from the club are
still reeling from the killing of
their captain and star striker
whose body was found in a
pool of blood on the old railway
trail in Devonshire at about
22:20 h. last Friday.
Crockwell, 25, who was
also a national team player
and former member of the
Bermuda Hogges, a new pro-
fessional outfit, died from a
gunshot to the neck. He was
wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Shaun Goater, president of
another of the Bermuda Hogges,
called for witnesses to come
forward to help police with their
The former Manchester
City striker is the latest in a

long line of names, including
Governor Sir John Vereker,

(CMC) Murder victim
Shaki Crockwell's former
football teammates are to
raise money for his devas-
tated family by staging a
fund-raising match, the
Royal Gazette said Friday.
Boulevard Blazers' secre-
tary Saidha Wainwright said
the club was planning a me-
morial game in September or
October to generate cash for
the victim's two young sons,
eight-year-old Qwezi Savory
and Santiago Crockwell. aged
just six months. It is also
hoped a trust fund can be set
up for the children's college
Wainwright said players
were planning to attend
Tuesday's funeral wearing T-
shirts carrying photographs of
Crockwell, while this week's
training sessions had been can-

Dunkley and Public SafetN
Minister David Burch, to
urge the public to break their
"code of silence".
People's reluctance to speak
to police has been partly
blamed for the failure to secure
any convictions in the island',s
previous two shooting murders.
Shaundae Crockwell in 2003 and
18-year-old Jason Lightbournc
last year.
"It's a life and a life is im-
portant. You want people to
speak out. You want anyone
who has heard anything or
knows something to pass the
information on." Goater said.
"People feel threatened,
which is why they won't come
forward. It takes courage."
Police have described the
initial response to their ap-
peal as "very, very, very en-
couraging" but stressed the
need for more people to come

Andrew Hall quits international cricket

By Telford Vice

ANDREW Hall, the South
African all-rounder, has quit
international cricket. He
could become the latest
prominent player to join the

A disappointed Andrew Hall
turns his back on South

Indian Cricket League (ICL)
in the wake of his sudden de-
cision. He played 21 Tests and
88 ODIs since his debut in
Hall, 32, has told Cricket
South Africa (CSA) in writing
that he is no longer interested
in playing for the country.
Hall's abrupt move was prob-
ably prompted by his omission
from South Africa's squad for
the Twenty20 Chanmpionship
later this onlo1h.
"lie has handed in his res-
ignation, as he calls it., to CSA.
said Tony Irish, the Soht: A-
rican Cricketers AssoIaitonl
chief executive. "This has taken
everybody by complit sm-
prise. including mic.
-rish feu Ha; itad not
mia; e t7 is dccisie( i,'. iei
"Th' vo'v' he h;l' vo:n,' ab)olut

this is wrong. We expect ad-
ministrators to honour the
terms of players' contracts,
and the same goes for play-
ers. He might be disappointed
at not making the squad, but
what's the point of being con-
tracted to CSA if you are go-
ing to pull-out halfway
Like the rest of South
Africa's centrally contracted
players, Hall is signed up until
the end of April. There can be
little doubt that Hall is lining up
the ICL as his next employer.
Cassim Docrat, KwaZulu-
Natal Cricket Union's
(KZNCU) chief executive, said
yesterday, "Why else would he
want out of his CSA contract?
He would still be paid by them
even if he was only playing fran-
chise cricket."
Hall was attached to the
KZNCU's Dolphins franchise.

but he only played one match
for them last season because of
international commitments. He
also represented Kent in the
county season and recently
toured Zimbabwe with the
South Africa A squad.
Meanwhile Damien

Martyn, the former Austra-
lian batsman, has also been
linked to the ICL and an of-
ficial announcement is ex-
pected soon. Martyn retired
from international cricket
midway the Ashes last year.

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Shaki Crockwell, 25, was a
national team player and
former member of the
Bermuda Hogges
Premier Ewart Brown, oppo-
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Teammates to raise money

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Gay storms to sprint treble in U.S. gold rush

By Ossian Shine

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) -
Tyson Gay tore up the track
to complete a rare sprint
treble at the world champion-
ships yesterday and help the
United States to the 4xl00m
relay crown.
Champion in the 100m and
200m, Gay became only the
second man to achieve the feat
at a single world championships
when he teamed up with Darvis
Patton, Wallace Spearmon Jr. and
Leroy Dixon to match compa-
triot Maurice Greene's 1999
The American men ran
37.78 seconds to beat Jamaica
into silver just as their women
had done minutes earlier when
Allyson Felix collected her sec-
ond gold of the championships.
Brad Walker chipped in on
a fantastic night for the
States, becoming the first
American to win the men's
pole vault at a world champi-
onships but the night be-
longed to Gay.
"It really put the icing on the
cake," Gay smiled. "I was ex-
tremely tired but my team mates
asked me to come out and do it
one more time.
"After the semi-final the
coaches came to me and asked
me to run the third leg-to give
us the lead and I knew we would

have no problem.
"It feels great ... I didn't
come to the championships
thinking about three gold med-
als. At the same time I think
that's why I got them. I just
came to have fun."
The victory was achieved
despite two clumsy
handovers involving Gay,
who described receiving the
baton from training partner
Spearman Jr. as "the worst
hand off we've ever had."
In the women's race, 200m
champion Felix received the ba-
ton from Lauryn Williams and
passed it to Mikele Barber be-
fore Torri Edwards held off
Jamaica's 100m gold medallist
Veronica Campbell to win by
just three-hundredths of a sec-
ond in 41.98 seconds.
It was the second time in
two days Felix had foiled
Campbell's gold rush, the
American beating Campbell
into silver in the 200m on Fri-
Belgium took bronze ahead
of Britain for their first
women's 4xl00m relay medal
in a world championships or
"It's special ... I can't wait
to do it again tomorrow (to-
day)," said Felix who goes for
her third gold in the 4x400m re-
lay today.
Czech world record

holder Roman Sebrle con-
firmed his place as the
world's best all-round athlete
by winning the decathlon
with 8 676 points, 350 off his
2001 record.
Maurice Smith won silver
and Jamaica's first world cham-
pionships decathlon medal with
8 644 points, having led with
just two events to go. Kazakh
Dmitriy Karpov was third
"This is the toughest of
all my titles and very emo-
tional," Sebrle said. "Now I
have a full collection of med-
als and titles but my motiva-
tion still remains."
Walker beat Romain Mesnil
of France on a countback to win
the pole vault. Both men
vaulted 5.86 metres but the
American won the gold because
he cleared the height at his first
attempt while Mesnil took two
Danny Ecker of Germany
won the bronze, also on
countback, after six men fin-
ished level on 5.81.
Ethiopia's world record
holder Meseret Defar won her
first outdoor world title with
victory in the 5 000 metres.
The 23-year-old was the
hot favourite after team mate
Tirunesh Dibaba.skipped the
race due to stomach cramps fol-
lowing her 10 000 metres tri-

USA men's and women's relay winning teams Osaka 2007. (Yahoo Sport)

Olympic champion Defar
won in 14 minutes 57.91 sec-
onds. Kenya's Vivian
Cheruyiot was second with
fellow Kenyan Priscah
Jepleting Cherono winning

"Finally I am world cham-
pion," Defar smiled. "I ran for
my country and I wanted the
gold medal and today I was 100
percent sure I would win."
Australia's Nathan Deakes
won the men's 50km walk in
an event noteworthy for a blun-

der by officials.
Japan's Yuld Yamazaki was
guided into Nagai stadium to-
wards the finish with one lap
remaining and failed to receive
an official time when he crossed
the line because he was short of
tde mark.

Wariner's speedy run gets Johnson's stamp of approval

By Gene Cherry

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) -
Even Michael Johnson
thought Jeremy Wariner was
impressive in his stirring 400
metres victory at the World
championships on Friday.
Wariner told Reuters yes-
terday that he had received an
approving telephone call from
world record holder Johnson in
London soon after the race.
"'That's how you run,'"
Johnson told Wariner. "'You
pulled away from them doing
the home stretch and stayed re-
laxed. That's exactly what you
needed to do.'"
Johnson also told Wariner
he had proved a point and made
a statement for the rest of the
Wariner's 43.45 seconds
was a personal best and the
fifth fastest of all-time. Only

Johnson and former record
holder Butch Reynolds have
run faster.

Where it will lead him for
the remainder of the season,
the Olympic and double world
champion is not sure but the
closer he gets to Johnson's
1999 world record of 43.18 sec-
onds the more he wants it.

Camptown upstage Alpha United

2-1, Pele and Tigers fail to score

... more Premier League action today

CAMPTOWN FC registered their first point in the GFA/
Cellink Premier Football League after upstaging Alpha
United 2-1 while Western Tigers and Pele FC played to a
dull and un-entertaining 0-0 draw in Friday's double-
header at the GFC ground.
Roshon Sandiford gave Camptown the lead in the 12th
minute and Kwame La Fleur increased the advantage in the 51st
National youth player. Andrew Murray Jr, got the conso-
lation for the defending champions xwho were losing for the first
time in three games.
Camplown. who lost their opening fixture to Santos FC 3-
4. took ad\ antage of the absence of coach Wayne Dover and
se\ cral starters for Alpha. who are either on national duties with
the U-23s or have left the club.
The Campbellville-based unit will be in action again
this evening when they oppose Western Tigers in the fea-
ture match set for 19:30 h. In the first game scheduled for
17:30 h, Fruta Conquerors will tackle Santos FC.

"My goals are to beat the
world record and be the first to
run sub 43," the 23-year-old
Wariner said.
Little things will help
him get there.
"Michael said my last 100
metres could be a little faster,"
Wariner said. "My first 60
metres could be a little quicker
than it was ... Every part of my
race there could be a little 10th
taken off."
The United States grabbed
all three medals in the final
with LaShawn Merritt claiming
silver and 2000 Olympic 400m
hurdles champion Angelo Tay-
lor taking bronze.
The difference was
Wariner's last 100 metres.
"Off the turn we were
even," the 21-year-old Merritt
said. "But that's where the race
All that hard training in the

Texas heat made Wariner the
stronger runner.
"LaShawn has always been
there at the 300," Wariner said.
"But I am able to stay relaxed
in my last 100. That's one thing
he's still trying to work on.
"It's good to have the speed
to be able to have the kick, but
you have got to be able to use
it the right way," Wariner added.
"I was able to do that last night
and in all my prior races.
"I know if I run like I have
been, I am not going to be
Wariner said there was no
disappointment, only motiva-
tion, in not breaking Johnson's
"I've got a long career
ahead of me," he said. "Every
race I run, I'm going for the
world record. It does not mat-
ter where I am at, that's my
goal, to break it."

T&T blank Guyana 4-0

in Olympic Qualifiers'

opening game
TRINIDAD and Tobago's young Soca Warriors made light
work of Guyana's opposition when the group 'A' Olympic
Qualifiers of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) compe-
tition opened on Friday night at the Dr Ir Frank Issed Sta-
dium in Paramaribo, Suriname. In the second encounter,
the home side had the better of the Netherlands Antilles
Guyana's dream of topping the four-team group quickly
turned into a nightmare as the Trinbagonians took a command-
i ng 3-0 advantage very early in the game.
:'T&T's captain Shane Calderon led the onslaught -with
a I db1uJf&s&ike in the fourth-and ninth minutes and Cor-
neaVThdmds added the third- in the 11th minute.
8im'eoh:uguslus nettedthe sealer in added-on time in the
first si-grrient and the Guyanese never recovered although they
gave a spirited second-hali'display.
The Jamal Shabazz-coached side will next take on the
host in today's feature game at 18:30 h (Suriname time)
after T&T would have played the Netherlands Antilles at
16:30 h.

Sharapova halted

by Polish teenager

By Steve Ginsburg

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) The U.S. Open lost one of its
top attractions when champion Maria Sharapova was
beaten 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 by Polish teenager Agnieszka
Radwanska in the third round yesterday.
Sharapova lost only two games during her first two matches
at the Open but never got on track against Radwanska, com-
mitting an uncharacteristic 49 unforced errors.
"You've got to give her a lot of credit for finishing the match
and winning it," the second-seeded Sharapova told reporters.
"A lot of girls in her position on a big stage in a big stadium
against a top player sometimes get a little nervous."
Roger Federer, aiming for a fourth straight Open title, de-
feated rookie John Isner 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.
Federer had only 11 unforced errors against the Ameri-
can wildcard who has been impressive since joining the
tour in July.
"It's so hard to play against players like him, you just hope
he's not going to keep serving aces," said Federer, who watched
nine aces fly by in the opening frame.
"It was unbelievable how he served in the first set. But I
started to get a read of it a bit in the second and third."
Fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia advanced to
the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-0, 7-5 victory over Spaniard,
Nicolas Almagro, while number five and 2003 champion
Andy Roddick blasted 19 aces to defeat Sweden's Thomas
Johansson 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.
"It felt good," Roddick told reporters. "I wanted to go out
and hit the ball and be aggressive, get hold of my forehand, if I
could. I felt like I did that today."
On the women's side, number seven seed Nadia Petrova of
Russia committed 29 errors during a 6-4, 6-4 defeat by 18-year-
old Hungarian Agnes Szavay.
Sixth seed Anna Chakvetadze kept Russia's title hopes alive,
however, beating Sania Mirza of India 6-2, 6-3.
But the buzz around the National Tennis Centre was the
unexpected defeat of Sharapova, her earliest grand slam exit since
losing in the third round at Flushing Meadows in 2004.
Sharapova produced 12 double-faults, unable to cop
with swirling winds in Arthur Ashe Stadium. With her tour
nament life on the line in the final set, the Russian mad
20 errors.
"There are no excuses," said Sharapova. "It's not like to
day I stepped out on the wrong side of the bed or I did some
thing differently.
"I'm going to have these types of days where I migh
be up a break in the third set but it just doesn't go m

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE. September 2, 2007 31

'Fatso' Bishop pulls out of

i ing a squeeze in Trinidad. back to Guyana but was sub- a bed of r
iai n a I He added that striker De- sequently offered a raise in More
gI Millington also returned pay. football

500. 1 told himn that the money
was short by $2 500 and he
said that that was all they gave
liii." Bishop said.
"1 want my money. I played
hard for it and it belongs to me."
the free-kick specialist declared.
Attempts yesterday to
make contact with Jamal
Shabazz proved futile.
Chronicle Sport was in-
formed that he is in Suriname
with the Guyana Under-23 team
and will return here later this
"1 would not be playing
with them anymore." Bishop
said, adding that he is not the
only Guyanese footballer feel-

home while national forward

"People believe that all is
well with us who play in
Trinidad but that is not so. At
one time we were placed in a
house for six weeks that didn't
have a working toilet. It is not

By Jaffar Jamil

ALL may not be good and
well for every Guyanese
footballer playing semi-pro-
fessional football in Trinidad
and Tobago.
National midfielder Shawn
'Fatso" Bishop recently re-
turned home dejected from the

Bh aatcr

Twin Island Republic after
playing what he says is his last
season with Caledonia AIA in
thle Trinidad League.
Bishop. a talented central
midfielder, claimed that a fall-
out with the management of
the club has left him being
owed TT$2 500. "It is not a
bed of roses as some people

would want you to think."
Bishop told Chronicle Sport.
The 27-year-old former
member of Pele Football Club
claimed that he had signed with
Caledonia in 2005, for TT$3
000 (approximately GT$90
000) per month.
However, he subsequently
had discussions with Jamal
Shabazz, the man respon-
sible for the team and who
recruited him to play in
Trinidad, about a pay rise.
"Shabazz promised to look
into the matter but never did. A
few months ago I was paid $2
000 dollars and when I asked
Shabazz's wife (who runs some
of the affairs of the club when
Shabazz is overseas) about it,
she said that the remainder will
be paid."
However, Bishop, who re-
turned home last week, said
he later made up his mind to
call it quits. He was told that
his August pay ($3 000) and
the $1 000 owed to him would
be brought to Guyana by
Guyana Football Federation
Organising Secretary Aubrey
'Shanghai' Major.
"To my surprise 'Shanghai'
came to me on Thursday and
gave me the equivalent of TT$1

Erskine collects

'Breezer' Nedd

winners Cup

from Elizabeth


|------ ,-n -
Pele's captain Gary Erskine collects the winning Clive
'Breezer' Nedd Iroph\. donated by Gordon Ashford. from
Elizabeth Fraser, wife of the late 'Breeder'. Pele Masters
defeated Santos Masters 2-1 in last Sunday's final played
at the GFC ground. (Cullen Bess-Nelson pholol

e than 12 Gulanese
rs. the

nior national team. play in
the Trinidad pro league. The
exposure to the Trinidad
league has been credited for
Guyana's meteoric rise in the
FIFA rankings.

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Ethtoptas Defar win

first world 5 000 title

By Nick .Muhenne.
OSAKA. Japan IReulersi .
Ethiopia's Olympic champiii,
and world record hold
Meserel Defar clinched he:
first world title with a deci-
sive victory in the 5 0001
metres yesterday.-
The 23-yei.r-old a.s leli .1
the over helnnir ft'. ourlie 1fo
the race ,after team mate
Tirunesh D,h.dh,. decided to
.kip the 5 000 metres because
of illness following her JO 0(00
metres triumph.
Biding her time in the hu--
mid condition,. Defar took the
lead,on the penultimate lap an-i
kicked on the final run do\
the back straight to leave tiC-
field for dead, crossing the line
in 14 minutes 57.91 seconds.
"In Osaka, I am Ihe wor'l
champion and it feels great."
Defar, who iN raLking pan in I.,
ihird worlds. iold repnneir'..
"It was a very slow race
and it was an easy race for me."
Vivian Cheruiyot wasi sec-
ond in 14.58.50 % ilth her fellow,

Ken'an Priscah Jeplering
Cherono pipping a third com-
pjinol. Sllhia Jebiworn Kibei.
at the line for bronze in
14.59 21
Defar finished with silver
in this e\enl in Helsinki tmo
.eas ago when Dibaba did ihe
5 000 and 10 000 metres
,Jiuble but wo-.uld ha\e fancied
her change' in anN case having
,ei a nee v. world mark Iof
14-1 Inn. in June.
TiuiLeii ] i, h i '.er\ strong
.ililic .iid ig ,'iJ cornipertuor
I,,i tie, Del.'Iu nid
"Iam ~.rr', ,he is sick and
not here. But she is the lfi
III I 'i champion and I am the
5 000m world Lhainpiin su
that is good."
J.ipaj's Kayoko u-ukushi
set off it the Ironr and the rei
of the held seeined to conenti
1, lei her .e ) alns pace in the
h.dt ,',I [he O(.Ala e ending
Defar sat in second place'
until the local hope loaded just
before the 3 000m iark and

Cherutol tiook up ii) e running
wilh a brace ,-o her icompiru-ioil
in aliendanme
Derar finally) hit the front
Please see page 27

Ethiopia's Meseret
Defar crosses the line
to win the women's
5000m final at the
world athletics
championships in
Osaka, Japan
yesterday. Defar
finished ahead of
Kenya's Vivian
Cheruiyot and Prisah
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'back-to-back' three-day
cricket champions, Guyana,
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Regency Suites on Hadfield
The appreciation gather-
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day night was also attended

the Board, Terry Holder,
among other invitees.
The dining was preceded by
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By Sherry Bollers-Dixon
Now, I'll admit that I'm
strange. I've always liked
rain. I think that rain is ex-
citing, and I've always been
fascinated by the power that
weather has. Despite my
weather interest, however, I
wasn't really prepared for the
devastation that Dean would
bring to so many people.
A few years ago, when I
lived in England, I had experi-
enced a massive storm but that
really didn't do that much dam-
age, and I stupidly thought that
Dean would be the same.
I was so engrossed in my

writing for SHE Caribbean that
I did not even hear the hurricane
warnings on the TV or radio. It
was when I went to see the Edi-
tor of the Star that she asked,
"Are you excited about your
first hurricane?" Looking be-
mused, I answered "What hur-
ricane'?" That was the beginning
of my second battle with water
since I have been in St Lucia.
Now most of you will know I
was writing earlier in the year
about the lack of water as the
authorities diverted the much
needed life source to water the
cricket pitch. You laughed at my
dilemmasthen and I am sure you
will do so again.

Here's my story. I got into
the excitement of the hurricane
fever quickly. I shopped for
eight people, although I live
alone in St
Lucia. As the sky darkened
and the wind picked up, I went
over my hurricane supplies and
made sure that I had everything
that I would need candles, wa-
ter and sardines. Yes sardines
and onions with hot pepper
sauce is my favorite snack. I
can live on it 7 days a week.
By the time night fell, the wind
was seriously blowing, and the
power and television were inter-
mittent. I wasn't scared, but I
was apprehensive.

1 could feel the pressure
dropping and hear the howling
of the wind. I didn't know how
to comfort myself, listening to
the wind slam around the apart-
ment. Even with a flashlight I
couldn't see that much, but I
braved the elements long enough
to stand outside and let the
wind hit me full force. I could
lean into the wind, and it would
hold me there, but the rain was
cold and hard and stung my face.
It was very dark, even with the
torchlight, and the rain that I
could see through eyes squinted
against the oncoming storm was
traveling almost horizontally.
It wasn't long after I went
back inside that the power went
out...came on....went
out.. .came on...and finally
went out for good.
Well its now that I my pulse
started racing. I lay on the bed
but that was too nerve wreck-
ing as I listened to the closet
door pop and creak every time
the wind blew. I knew that the
roof in the older part of the
building was shifting with each
gust, and although it was in my
imagination, I thought I could
actually feel the floor shifting

A tentative hand placed to
the window in the bathroom in-
dicated a lot of strong vibration,
so I crept back to the bed. Hav-
ing struggled with anxiety my
whole life, I was waiting for a
full-on panic attack, but one
never came. My heart rate was
up, and I was breathing quickly,
but there was no panic; there
wasn't even really that much
fear; only the awe and wonder
and respect that I was feeling
for what Mother Nature had
brought to my new found home.
Usually, I love to hear the
thunder and rain, but I did not
get to enjoy either of these with
Dean because by now I was hid-
ing under the duvet. I knew that
it must be pouring down rain,
but the wind was so amaz-
ingly loud that I was unable to
hear the rain hitting the roof.
By this point, I had become
three people -the strong black
woman, the worrier and the sud-
denly religious person. Don't
laugh! One voice said "What
you worrying about, if ya dead,
at least ya had a good life". The
other said "Why you bring bad
luck on yourself' and finally as
the winds got stronger and I
found the nerve to peep out the

window where I saw the roof
from the building across the road
flying like a kite in the wind, I
started to recite all the Psalms
from the Bible I could remem-
ber. Diving in and out of the
bed as the windows were rock-
ing, shaking and vibrating, I
thought "Lawd. why I leave En-
gland to come to this country to
die." I decided to write a letter
to my sons. I don't know why
because if the roof in my build-
ing had flown off, I doubt that
they could find my letter to
hand over to the boys anyway.
Even in the dark I found the
Bounty rum, so I poured my-,
self a stiff shot and gulped it
down fast. Well if the hurricane
did not kill me, the burning
force of the rum nearly did.
Eventually, against all odds and,
out of sheer exhaustion or I was
probably drunk, I fell asleep
with the wind shrieking and the
windows rattling. When I woke
up later in the day, the roof was
still on the house and the wind
was still howling, but I now felt
safe. Ah, what a little rum can
do, eh!
Later on that night as the
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Mr. Donald Sinclair, Senior
Lecturer and former Deputy
Dean of the School of Educa-
tion and Humanities at the
University of Guyana, has
since last October been dis-
charging duties as Coordina-
tor for Tourism, Transport,
Infrastructure and Commu-
nication at the headquarters
of the Amazon Co-operation
Treaty Organisation in
Brasilia .
The Amazon Cooperation
Treaty Organisation (ACTO) is
the regional organization set up
by the eight (8) member coun-
tries to promote the integrated
development of the Amazon of
the countries of the Amazon
Co-operation Treaty Bolivia,
Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Peru, Suriname and
Venezuela. There are five (5)
coordinators working at ACTO
with responsibilities for Educa-
tion, Science and Technology
(Alirio Martinez of Venezuela);
Health (Janet Aguirre of Bo-
livia); Indiginenous Affairs (Jan

(From page II)
electricity came on, I heard
a newsreader say, "St
Lucians were lucky." I dis-
agreed. St Lucians were not
lucky, they were blessed.
Life is what happens to you
while you're busy making
other plans.
I have to say a big thank
you to Digicel. My mobile
phone worked all through
the hurricane where at least
my family in England could
get through at any time to
find out how I was. Of
course I was the strong, sen-
sible person Vhen I spoke to
them "Of course I am ok,
don't be silly." I even made
national news on Choice
FM Radio in London where
my hurricane dilemmas was
relayed over the airwaves. I
stayed in doors for the
whole weekend after the
hurricane and when I re-
turned to work on the fol-
lowing Monday, the Editor
of Star Newspaper, Nicole
said, "YOu weren't frightened
were you. That hurricane
was mild".
I have since learnt that
the hurricane season does
not end until November.
Apart from stocking up on
nerve pills, Bounty Rum
and a bigger Bible so I can
read in the dark with a
torch, I have decided that
my new motto in life is
"Learn from yesterday,
live for today, hope for to-

Taoweram Fernando of
(Suriname); Environment (Luis
Oliveros of Peru); Tourism,
Transport, Infrastructure and -
Communication (Donald Sinclair
of Guyana)
Donald was also Coordina-
tor of Caribbean and Tourism
Studies and later Head of the
Department of Social Studies
of the University of Guyana.
Mr. Sinclair also served as
the Director of the Guyana
Tourism Authority from June
2003 to December 2004 and was
also an important actor in the
tourism development
programme in Region 10 in 2006,
the year of the First Rockstone
Fish Festival. Prior to his depar-
ture for Brasilia he also held the
position of President of the
Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding
and Fitness Federation.
Donald is also an avid
Sports Tourism enthusiast and
will be remembered for his ef-
ficient and successful coordina-
tion of the 32nd CAC Body-
building and Fitness Expo in
Guyana in 2004 at the National
Cultural Centre.. Planning for
the 2004 Games began in 2002.
His "Road to CAC 2004 was

launched in October 2002. Fif-
teen countries participated. He
and his committee really made
Guyana proud.
Donald and his wife Diane
were also co-managers of the
popular Fitness Paradise Gym
of 231Almond Street ,
Queenstownr. Diane is a quali-
fied Fitness Trainer.
Turning his experience in,
and passion for, Tourism to-
wards the larger scenario of the
Amazon region, Donald Sinclair
is at the moment visiting the 8
member countries of the Ama-
zon region as part of a promo-
-tional drive for Destination
Amazonia Year 2009, which.
was launched in March of this
year at a meeting of Ministers
of Tourism of the Amazon mem-
ber countries at the ITB tour-
ism Fair in Berlin, Germany.
In each of the four countries
visited so far (Bolivia, Ecuador,
Peru and the state of Amazonas
in Brazil), Mr. Sinclair and a-
team from ACTO have been
meeting tourism officials from
the public private and commu-
nity sectors, holding discussions
with a wide range of tourism ac-
tors especially from the


Rules of Competition:

(i) Entrant must be a Guyanese.
(ii) The theme must be reflective of the sprit of the
Mash Festival.

(iii) The theme can be less but not more than eight
words and accompanied by a brief explanation.

(iv) The Competition closes on Friday September 7,
2007 at 15:30 pm.

(v) Judging will be (lone by a panel chosen by the
Central Mashramani Committee.

(vi) The winning entry will become the property of
the Mash Secretariat, Ministry of Culture, Youth and.

(vii) The prize for the winner will be handed over at
the Launching of Mash 2008.

(viii) Entries must be addressed to Mash Co-
ordinator, Mashramani Secretariat, Ministry of
Culture, and Sport, 71 -72 Main Street, South

NB: Forms for the competition can be uplifted at the
Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport, 71-72 Main Street,
Georgetown; or at any Regional Democratic Office.

Amazonia regions of those
countries, and visiting sites and
attractions in those Amazonia
regions. TheDestination
Amazonia Year 2009 initiative
has been very warmly received
in the countries visited and has
been regarded as a necessary and
timely intervention to high pro-
file the tourism richness of the
Amazon in the world market,.
with a view to its protection
and longevity. The other mem-
bers of the ACTO team are
looking forward to the Guyana
leg of the visits scheduled for
November during Tourism
Awareness Month in Guyana,
immediately following the visit

of the team to neighboring
Donald Sinclair is also
working, in collaboration with
an energy Consultadt from
Brasil Sustentavel (BRASUS) to
develop a project for the provi-
sion of energy from non-tradi-
tional sources through the use
of photo-voltaic cells." This
technology is useful for appli-
cation in remote, disadvantaged
areas that lie outside of national
grids. Under discussion is a pi-
lot project that would involve
Guyana, Suriname and Brazil.
Mr. Sinclair's appoint-
ment at ACTO is for a period
of three years.

seated are left to right:
Anna Willingshofer
..Technical Adviser to
GTZ in Brasilia, Carlos
Proanos Deputy
Minister of Tourism In
Ecuador, Donald Sinclair
.. Coordinator on
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Lawyer Nandlall representing

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scored victory

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1st Application from Guyana to

CCJ for leave to appeal, dismissed

ATTORNEY-at-law, Anil
Nandlall, representing
Guyana's Attorney General
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by public servant Brent
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of the CCJ Rules to obtain
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by regulation 10:3 (1) to ap-
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.lawyer's unfamiliarity with
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liminary to filing an appeal, was
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regardless of the subject matter.
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The Guyana Prize for Literature part 5

Daughter of the

Soil, a cornerstone!

(Interview with Elly Niland, Georgetown, Guyana,
August 2007, winner in the Best Book of Poetry
category of The Guyana Prize for Literature 2006,
awarded August 23, 2007, with her second
collection of poems, CORNERSTONES)

PP When you received
word that your first book of
poems, RETROSPECT, was
short-listed in two categories of
the Guyana Prize in 2004, how
did you feel?
EN Absolutely thrilled;
additionally, my name was
alongside Ian McDonald who
wrote 'The Hummingbird Tree',
I love that book.
PP And your second col-
EN I am glowing; I cried
a bit, I called my mom
PP The obvious ques-
tion: where did it all start?
EN In Portugal, 9/10
years ago. A secret scribbler, an
inkling, like some in the family;
'poet' is a big scary title.
PP Strange word that,
'inkling'; explain
EN I work in ink so I am
an 'inkling' a scribbler.
PP Winning The Prize is
saying more than that.
EN Well, you do move
PP What informed your
writing; influences others writ-
ers, issues in person life; all of
EN I love 19 century lit-
erature above all else. I love
Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'
45 years ago and still love it
now. Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of
the D'Urbervilles' and 'Jude
The Obscure' and his poem
'The Going', Seamus Heaney,
Sylvia Plath, Walcott's 'Love
after love', Agard's 'Half Caste',
Grace Nichols' 'I is a long

memoried woman'; Grace is
studied for the GCSE. What a
Guyanese woman! I'd like to
walk in her path; there's a lot
we can learn from the work of
that wonderful woman.
PP You do your writing
in an area that is Surrey, which
is an active literary society; did
you find the need to be part of
a literary organisation?
EN Yes, and strangely, it
was after publishing two books;
revision and rewriting are lovely,
very lonely preoccupation
PP At this point, let's
find out who is Elly Niland
EN I was born in Guyana
in the early 1950s. I lived in
New Amsterdam, Berbice. I
love crabs, I remember floods,
fetching water, missionaries
coming, revival time crusade -
loads of Christianity. I grew up
with my grandmother, I miss
my grandmother every day.
Would like to say I left Guyana
some 40 years ago. Did not like
school, that's how come I had
to complete my education as a
mature student.
PP And now you are a
respected teacher, what a para-
EN Strange but true,
that's life for you.
PP Forty years ago you
left Guyana, what was life like
in the UK then for you?
EN Cold.
PP Meaning?
EN Some things are better
left unsaid.
PP Respect. But in a

Literary update
The tenth anniversary issue of THE GUYANA ANNUAL
is under production, submissions are invited to various
competitions offered and articles of local interest are
also welcomed. This Guyanese literary and cultural
tradition started in 1915. It was dormant for a few years
until it was resuscitated in 1998 by Dr. Tulsi Dyal
Singh. For further information, please contact
Guyenterprise at (592) 226-9874 or the editor,
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sense, these things informed
your writing. In the series of
poems on 'poethood', you were
the 'corbeau, the crow, the scav-
enger' embalming 'the odour of
some memories', detaching
yourself deliberately, about
your right to relate, 'books flow-
ers, music, ambrosia. Mine' and
now you have won the lottery
of literary landmarks' the
Guyana Prize for literature with
your second book of poems
CORNERSTONES, congratula-
EN Thanks, I am
honoured indeed. I owed to my
son, Philip, who said you
should, you can, try harder; he
was a student then.
PP You have worked
hard for this and you deserve it.
The prize apart, how do you
feel about this second collection
being a winner?
EN Overwhelmed, de-
lighted, lucky, also forgot se-
quence of dates. It was submit-
ted by publisher, you know and
I was abroad (went away to
work in an empty house) when
I heard it was short-listed, then
three days later informed by the
Prize Committee. Yes, I was
proud to be on the shortlist
then... This is how the jury de-
scribed that work, 'poems that
are at once lovingly and sensi-
tively crafted, provocative, nos-
talgic and instructive.' I take this
opportunity to thank them all
for their warm comments.
PP The blurb of COR-
NERSTONE reads 'both lyrical
and sardonic, this collection of
poems is replete with that most
important trait for a writer the
gift of empathy speak on
behalf of those who are not en-
dowed with the resources to ex-
press and communicate'. There
are many reasons why writers
write. Why do you write?
EN An impulse, inspira-
tion then perspiration the es-
sence of something then it
crowds your head. CORNER-
STONES started with a song
line. I had no paper. One line
touched me, 'always on my
PP Both books are
structured divided into 3 parts
etc, depending heavily on form;
if this is deliberate, explain the
dependence on form, and other
techniques used.
EN Always loved allitera-
tion. Started with nursery

rhymes. Wrote a lot of rubbish.
Often draw from my own expe-
riences and recollections of my
family and friends. Resorted
now and again to a little licence.
Many poems dictate their own
shape shape themselves I
mean. Need to shape collection

as I am messy, disorganised.
PP In both books, you
acknowledged and thanked a
number of persons, friends but
mostly your family. It is impor-
tant that a writer gets the space
to compose and create; how
much an influence was the fam-
ily on your writing?
EN A great deal; son as
editor, husband as typist, sib-
lings encouraging, mother be-
lieves in me me bad tempered
PP You collaborated
with David Dabydeen on the
dramatisation of 'No Pain Like
This Body' another treatment
of trauma. Why are you so at-
tracted to such a theme?
EN It's part of life for
many people, everywhere it's
universal, a universal theme.
Sometimes the past enters you

and disappears, an invisible
cord, drawing you in, drawing
you out.
PP Back to drama, have
you actually written a play,
Guyana can import new blood
into local theatre.
EN No. Moved to short
stories; BBC 4 commissioned
me to do THE FOG for Com-
monwealth Writers Week and
Sable journal commissioned me
to do a story on Maya Angelou
- another great woman writer.
PP If you may, you are
already into your 4th collection
of poems; is there any connec-
tion, a continuum, if there is,
show us.
EN First one a lament,
second we discuss already, third
(Continued on page VI)

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This casual bohemian fashion style of Elizabeth Taylor and
Monty Clift during the making of "Raintree County" is an
example of how numerous GT film fans looked in the 50's,
60's and 70's.


Who would think that hang-
ing around a cinema, not just
for the opportunity to see an
endless schedule of films, but
to help in its maintenance
and protection, would shape
the personalities of the Plaza
Side into attractive assets in
the eyes of others, especially
of the feminine sex?
It is probable that many
people on the outside looking at
us almost everyday, every
night, lounging on motorcycles,
cooling off with a small bottle
of ice-cold raspberry Vimto pop
in one hand and a warm folded
puri in the other, joking, gaffing.
suddenly hailed by passing
friends, or hailing them with the
intention of offering some plea-

surable business proposition.
like organising a pay-felte, would
see us as merely idle 'sweet
boys'. even delinquents with
nothing to contribute to society.
But society is not a prefab-
ricated conventional idea etched
in stone, rather it is an offspring
of flexible human contact and
communication nurtured by
those who take the time to lis-
ten first, before hastily judging.
Something, a relaxed attitude, a
way of living sensually, some-
thing useful in terms of finding
agreement with others, created
relationships from that same
idealistic (or is it really just natu-
ral?) belief in love or success, or
survival, one finds in inspira-
tional movies. This became like

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one shared value in the pres-
ence of those girls who listened
to the talk we had. Poli's girl
was a school teacher. Lio's was
an amazing cook and planner of
parties. And I? I was being en-
tertained by a quiet and kind
hairstylist, while Faz was in-
fatuated with a young wild and
sensual Kitty girl.
Money was not a problem
between us. whatever we had
we took care of ourselves first,
then shared the rest.
There is a thin line between
negative reality and positive
idealism, or between the pro-
jected vision of ideal life on
movie screens, and the projec-
tion of our own real lives. But
we had to choose to be taught
by films that gave shape to the
bundles of ambition we were.
Speaking of ambition, the very
culture of cinemas created re-
spect for those who worked to
keep it working. In
Georgetown's local cinema busi-
ness and culture, men rose from
the bottom of their jobs to the
top. When I first saw Plaza's
new manager Sankar, broad
shouldered, pensive, and soft
spoken, always in a collar and
tie, I felt a shock and a pan of
fear because this was the same
man who had worked for as
long as I could remember as a
doorman at Globe's grimy en-
trance to the Stalls. It was he
who one time when I had
bought a ticket at the age of
eleven or twelve for some
Adults Only film, had used his
truncheon stick to bar my en-
trance to the narrow passage
way to Globe's Stalls, and had
told me to give back my ticket,
then shouted to the ticket seller

e t

hidden in his booth to refund
my money.
I was surprised and angr)
that this principle which usually'
went ignored at the Stalls was
upheld, and as I walked out of
Globe's compound humiliated I
must have yelled a few exple-
tives at the upright doorman.
And now, five or six years later,
here was the same doorman, well
dressed ifi collar and tie, as
Plaza's new manager. This
proves there must have been
some justness and social re-
wards, like at the conclusion of
numerous idealistic classic Hol-
lywood films, which even sub-
consciously might have influ-
enced the very culture of the
cinema business locally.
But we, the five non-staff
individuals of the Plaza Side, had
to become less ostentatious un-
til we saw how lenient the new
manager would be to our pres-
ence and privileges taken with
the cinema, since sometimes
prior liberal policies change un-
der new management. We re-
treated to the snack bar, dressed
our best, bringing out oui
pleated-front shirts, polishing
our loafers, changing our fash-
ion everyday, lavishly dashing
on Pierre Cardin or Yardley',
men's colognes, being extra po-
lite to patrons, knowing thai
Sankar with his hands behind
his back was standing at the tor
of Plaza's stairs next tc
Raymond in his white shirt anc
black bow tie, looking down a
the marquee entrance, where w(
started to make our presence(
felt, even though none of us ha(
been formally introduced to the
(Continued on page XIV)

Daughter of

the Soil, a...

(From page V)
written with bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade
in mind. Third, 'East of Centre', soon to be released. The fourth
ongoing and still untitled.
PP We can say that you have found your footing in po-
etry; what are you attempting by writing a novel
EN I had this idea 25 years ago, never finished it. Never
coaxed it to see light of day. A spark, but no flames to fan.
Scraps and scraps but no shooting stars to carry-it to the end.
My fourth book should be finished in the-new year but the
collection changes and you never know. Plus there is
work... family...but I've managed to get around those things -
I only read and write late at nights, never daylight. Love the
silence. I am sort of nocturnal read, write, eat late at nights:
would love a remote to the fridge, so the food can come to me
- yes, you look puzzled, it helps me write.
PP Well, enjoy the glow of the prize and then repair to
your silence to compose more books and back to the limelight
EN That's very kind of you.
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Fixing your teeth,

or losing them

'How much do you charge for
a filling in a back tooth?' the
caller asks the receptionist.
She explains that it depends
on what is wrong and what
treatment is needed. Looking
at the tooth as a box with five
s i d e s (tooth surfaces), it

on how
many of the surfaces need to
be restored. With most den-
tists, the more surfaces in
need of repair, the more ex-
tensive, and hence, the more
expensive the treatment. You
might only need a single
chewing surface restoration
(filling). The cost for this
treatment will be relatively
The other extreme is that
the tooth may be so badly de-
cayed that there are no surfaces

left to the box except the bot-
tom, as when the tooth is de-
cayed down to the gum line.
Usually, no restoration, by it-
self, will take care of this situa-
tion. This tooth will need root
canal therapy, posts cemented
i n t o one or

more root canals, re-
building the tooth using the
posts for length, and, finally, a
cap (technically termed a
crown) placed over the buildup
to restore the tooth to its origi-
nal form and function. In addi-
tion, surgical intervention may
be necessary to remove exten-
sive infection at the end of the
Shopping by telephone for
the least expensive dental fees
will not get you the answer you

are seeking. In the long run, the
cheapest services could eventu-
ally be much more expensive.
The best approach is to visit
the clinic, establish a system
with a dentist and see him on a
regular basis for preventive care.
T h i s will make it unneces-
.,,ry for most ex-
pensive dental
h treatment be-
cause prob-
lems are
caught early.
But if
you don't
have a den-
tist, the next
best thing is
to choose

make an ap-
for a consulta-
tion. It is al-
ways a good
idea to get an es-
timate before you
begin, but realize that
money is not the most impor-
tant aspect of your dental treat-
ment. In today's competitive
market, the cost of services re-
ally do not vary that much in a
specific area, but the quality of
care you receive can vary. Get-
ting an estimate is your way of
screening the dentist. The obvi-
ous thing a dentist does to give
you an estimate is to do a vi-
sual exam of your mouth and
teeth and clearly this cannot be
done over the phone. Sometime

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The Dentist Advises
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x-rays may have to be done to
disclose problems you might
have that are hidden from your
eyesight. For example, x rays
show decay between teeth or
reveal abscessed (infected) teeth
that might not be painful at this
When you get an estimate
from your dentist, ask for a
written, itemized treatment
plan, along with the costs. If
you feel that this is the dentist
for you and that his treatment
alternatives are within your
budget, then do not wait to pro-
ceed with treatment. Get your
teeth restored before they get
worse! I have yet to sec dental
treatment get less extensive
with time.
If you decide to seek a
second opinion, which no den-
tist should object to, the best
protocol is to ask the first den-
tist to send your X-ray to the
office of the second dentist.
Presuming the first dentist

took X- rays of adequate qual-
ity and quantity, the second
should be able to use them.
thus eliminating extra cost and
needless radiation exposure to
you. You should then need only
a visual exam for the second
dentist to provide you with a
written, itemized treatment
plan along with costs. Again,
you must go to the dentist's
office before he can give you
an estimate. Compare the two
estimates. If both dentists are
located in the same area of your
city, the fee for the same ser-
vices should be similar.
It is important to recognize
the difference between 'cheap'
and 'inexpensive' dentistry. In
my opinion, cheap dental esti-
mates are those that leave out
'major necessary treatment to
make the cost estimate low. In-
expensive dentistry is dentistry
that not only is comparable
with the average charges for
these services in your area but
also includes all the treatment
you need to eliminate your
In choosing a treatment
plan for yourself, it is important
to look at the long-term needs
of your teeth. Many people

tend to want to take care of only
what hurts and let the rest go
until they experience pain again.
In the long run, this is detrimen-
tal to your health and teeth, and
it results in even more costly
dental treatment.
As a consumer, you should
read and compare your treat-
ment plan carefully. Focus on
the major items such a peri-
odontal therapy (gum disease
treatment), root canal therapy,
gold and porcelain crowns, etc.
For example, if one estimate
says you need periodontal
therapy and the other doesn't.
you may want to get still an-
other opinion.
In the end, the decision is a
personal one. It is your decision
about who will treat you. If you
want a healthy mouth, it is very
important to get a correct diag-
nosis of what your dental prob-
lems are and then have them
treated. It could mean the dif-
ference between keeping or los-
ing your tooth (or teeth)! If you
cannot afford to consult a pri-
vate dentist, use the Govern-
ment facilities.
After all, most of the den-
tists in private practice also
work with the State.

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I have been married over 20
years, and we have all grown
close to each other. Three
years ago our world of nor-
malcy collapsed when our
niece informed us my
mother-in-law's live-in boy-
friend sexually assaulted her
between the ages of 11 and
14. Our niece, my husband's
sister's only daughter, was
then 20 and four months into
her marriage.
We pursued the matter le-
gally but were not able to get a
conviction. According to the
state attorney, it was her word
against his. My husband threw
him out of his mother's apart-

ment the day our niece spoke
up. My mother-in-law filed a
restraining order against her
boyfriend and went with us to
court to support our niece in
her allegations.
My mother-in-law said if
she saw her boyfriend in the
streets she would run him over.
Unknown to us, she was se-
cretly seeing him from the day
it all came out. A few months
later my mother-in-law was in
a car accident. The police re-
port listed him as a passenger,
so we knew for certain she was
lying all along.
According to her, she made
the decision to live with him

again because she was alone for
a couple of days and no one
came to visit her. A few months
ago she called me to say her
boyfriend left her. and she was
going to put him in jail for what
he did. She was not at all both-
ered this beast had molested her
granddaughter. Rather she was
ticked off he had the nerve to
leave her!
A few weeks later. she
moved him back in. Three
weeks ago they had a fight, and
he moved out again. I do not
think I will ever forgive her for
what she has done to this fam-
ily. Something in me died for
this woman. I guess she sank



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too low and too fast for me.
Because she can't visit
her daughter or granddaugh-
ter, she comes to my house
four days a week and on
weekends. I feel dirty when
she kisses me hello. I don't
want her to touch me or my
children, but my husband
does not agree with me.

Elizabeth the simplest prin-
ciple of relationships is the
one most often ignored. Ei-
ther treat people in accor-
dance with their behavior, or
they will make a mess of
your life. As Kipling said,
"Nothing is ever settled un-
til it is settled right."
Your mother-in-law wanted
a man. The price of having that
man \\as allowing him to mo-
lest her granddaughter. She was
willing to let her granddaughter
pay that price. How do we
know?' Because when his ac-
tions were exposed, your
mother-in-law went back to him
again and again. There is every
reason to believe her role was
that of a procurer.
How does a woman who
has ever been a mother do that
to a child? Why is she not re-
pulsed by him? Can she tell her
granddaughter any more force-
fully that she doesn't care about
her? Can she smack her any
harder? Your niece is family,
too. What about her?
The lasting effects of sexual
abuse on girls are well known.
They include profound conse-
quences like self-mutilation, al-
coholism, suicide attempts, and
creating new personalities. Your
mother-in-law is a person with
defective thinking and defective

motives, a person with severe As Kipling said, "Nothing
mental health issues which will is ever settled until it is
probably never be addressed. settled right." The simplest
She does not belong in your principle of relationships is
home or around your children. the one most often ignored.
What if you had to leave in an Either treat people in accor-
emergency? Who might she dance with their behavior, or
bring into your home? She has they will make a mess of
made her choice. She has cho- your life.
sen a molester over her family.
Let her live with that choice. WAYNE & TAMARA

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 1, 2007 IX

Stanley Greaves: The Poetry of New Retro



By Eddi Rodney artist close to choir
to street corner prc
When Stanley Greaves was most of all, those di
awarded a prize for a First that sprung up as a
Book of Poetry in 2005, many of popular cinema
Guyanese would have been possibly, the Britisl
surprised. The truth of the tre, otherwise kn
matter is that Greaves grew British Council.
up with that generation of The
Martin Carter. cal interests and po
Professor Vibart Cambridge their highlighted by
has described Greaves as being Greaves developed
(also in addition to painting and age a talent for singi
sculpture) "the man of mu- ing classical guitar.
sic..." His relationship with informs us that Grea
Basil Hinds has been acknowl- so trained and profi
edged by Greaves himself. In sic that by the mid 1
fact, urban acculturation in co- came the peer of 1
lonial Georgetown "within a musicians such as
yard near St George's Cathe- and Moses Telford.
dral" would have brought the "He worked wi



* renditions,
teachers and
rama circles
n extension
atic art and
h Arts Cen-
own as the

tween musi-
oetry is fur-
the fact that
at an early
ng and play-
waves became
cient in mu-
1990s he be-
Hugh Sam

ith Sam and

Ad rs it


fo th et-eut

Helen Taitt
Guyanese mus
He painted th
created the vi
the) overture
painting (of A
modernistic (g
of the Roraima
Greaves: The
ary 4, 2004.)

In an ess:
mid 1960s, CL
to say about th
ality -
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political and c
"As close
a study as I h
make over the
cal forms of so
and their ess
anything else
West Indian
night with the
mate history
of ancient Gi
Middle Ages.
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ral capital

on the seminal about the West Indies at all The ....long forgotten
sical Amalivaca. without their coming to mind. The plains of life rise up
ie backdrop that We cannot imitate them or learn and fall in spasms
sual context (for from them what to do. Our cir- The roofs of men are fixec
he described his cumstances are too different.... in misery"
kmalivaca) as "a Caribbean society, so often in- (1966:65 New World)
grand) stylisation structed by persons educated Greaves's "Connection"
SPlateau." abroad, sadly lacks, confidence almost a rejoinder when i
Ige, Stanley in ourselves." writes ("Connection")
Guyanist, Janu- What CLR James had to say 'And again
about the West Indies as a cul- remember hunger
tural entity over 40 years ago, not as starvation
I Impact of Stanley Greaves, through his but as gleaning rice
art, deepens and enhances the and solitary pepper
ay written in the perceptions. Air is always with dust
LR James had this There is a certain influence and I wish love and tl
ie West Indian re- distinctly Martin Carter, that same
a rhetorical) permeates and evolves in between God and Ma
nent of the West Greaves's poetry. Conveniently (2005)
bution to modern there is Carter's "University of For both Carter ai
cultural history: Hunger" for (one) example Greaves the sky is the "hig
and concentrated "The green tree bends above est." A trait shared with tl

lave been able to
Years of histori-
ocial organisation
ence, more than
has led me as a
to live day and
general and inti-
of the city states
reece and of the

66) I cannot think



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American Indian and the Indig-
enous People's Universe.
Whereas however, Carter
articulates and introduces as
part of his structure
Maotsedong's Long March (cir.
University of Hunger ) with his
lines speaking of "the pilgrim-
age of Man...."
'They come in long lines
toward the broad city
is the golden moon like
a big coin
in the sky?'
Greaves contends matter-

"The Sky is Blue
We do grow everywhere
so what is new?"
We note that he likens
"golden spoons" to parading.
There is the notion of some kind
of formation and hierarchy....
and of orders from above.

'And slim stones knitting
so what else is new (or
Greaves refers to "the
sky" in association with
dreams ("Connection"). But
there is also a presumption
that the sky maintains si-
lence ("Let Me Be Mad").
There is the impression of
infinity, of mystery and even
atonement in the poet's

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Prince Harry leads

ery day. We speak about her
and laugh together at all the
Diana tributes Prince William, who was 15
when Diana died, gave a read-
(BBC News) Prince Harry has near Buckingham Palace. longer be used to score points, ing from St Paul's letter to the
told a service to mark the 10th Harry told the congregation, and urged: "Let it end here." Ephesians which asked for in-
anniversary of the death of which included the Queen, Harry, who was 12 when his ner strength.
Diana, Princess of Wales, that Prince Philip and Prince Charles: mother was killed, said her Diana's sister, Lady Sarah
she was "the best mother in "She made us and so many death was "indescribably shock- McCorquodale, also gave a read-
the world". other people happy." ing and sad", and changed his ing.
Family and friends joined The Bishop of London said life and that of his brother for- The service included
Princes William and Harry for it was now time to "let Diana ever. Diana's favourite classical mu-
-the service at Guards' Chapel rest in peace". He added: "When she was sic by composers Rachmaninov
The Right Reverend Dr Ri- alive we completely took for and Mozart and four hymns,
chard Chartres, said the granted her unrivalled love of concluding with Diana's
Britain's Prince Charles (L) princess's memory should no life, laughter, fun and folly. (Continued on page XVII)

and Princes William (R)
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leave or granted leave subject to
conditions which it had no
power to impose .
(3) The same inherent juris-
diction was also exercisable when
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made to the Court of Appeal.
Guyana had not had a third tier
of appeal in Civil and criminal
matters since 1970 or in Consti-
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novelty of the new CCJ jurisdic-
tion to the legal profession and the
uncertainty that might have been
fostered by the realisation that
local rules had to be drawn to
make the Court of Appeal phase
of the new appeal jurisdiction
fully operational, had to be taken
into account.
(4) There was no reason to
believe that the applicant had
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in demonstrating that his in-
tended appeal had any real
prospect of success.
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by permitting such person to
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priate form of public law action.
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constitutional right to natural
justice in respect to the termi-
nation of his employment with
the Revenue Authority. He
failed to demonstrate that there
was any arguable case for con-
stitutional relief. Special leave
would therefore be refused.
Since special leave was refused,
as a consequence special leave
to appeal as a poor person was
also denied, the Caribbean Court
of Justice (CCJ) ruled.
Justice of Appeal Nelson of
the CCJ, who delivered the
main judgment, pointed out that
for the avoidance of doubt,
...their Lordships consider that
it would be inappropriate to
grant special leave to appeal as
a poor person where it is plain
beyond rational argument that
the appeal is doomed to fail.
In relation to costs, Justice
of Appeal Nelson had said, "
We have anxiously considered
the question of costs. This is
the first application to this
court from Guyana. For 30
years and more there has been
no Third tier of appeal so that
the jurisdiction is as yet unfa-
miliar. In addition, the appli-
cation has provided an oppor-
tunity to clarify some points of
practice for the benefit of prac-
titioners generally.
In all the circumstances,
there will be no order as to
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Justice Nelson of the CCJ
noted, as he pointed out that
the application filed on Janu-
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By Norman Faria

"Shock jocks" This is US
media culture term for talk
show hosts whose popularity
rests on making outlandish
and often indecent opinions
and jokes. To keep high rat-
ings (and astronomical high
salaries and perks ) they are
always searching for new
ways to "get on bad". Some-
times, they breach accepted
norms of decency and civil
behaviour. This happened re-
cently with Don Imus who ra-
cially abused the mainly Afro-
American Rutgers University
basketball team by describing
them as "nappy headed
hoes". In US culture "nappy"
means how African women
may traditionally plait their
hair and "hoes" is slang for
prostitutes. Despite apolo-
gies, public outrage got his
employer CBS radio to give
him the boot.
When I was in Canada four
years ago, Jeff Fillion, another
"shock jock' at CHOI-FM in
Montreal, was ordered in court
to pay a TV female announcer
Can$300,000 damages for in-
sisting that her large breasts
weren't proportional with her
brain size. The station, pander-
ing as it did to gutter-type
mentality among sections of the
city, also regularly insulted First
Nations (Canada's
Amerindians), physically chal-
lenged people, homosexuals,
unionists and leftists. The
CTRC telecommunications
watchdog body revoked the
station's license in 2004.
There is another type of
media operative called the
"shock columnist". Julie
Burchill of the Guardian (UK)
was one. Another is a fellow, I
forget his name because I hardly
read him now, in the daily tab-
loid Toronto Sun. His verbal
expletives include the urging of
a first strike "nuking" (dropping
nuclear weapons) on Iran.
There is an overall context
in all this. Editors of print or
electronic media business,
whether in Guyana or North
America, strive for new initia-
tives to keep their (high) ratings.
Routinism is out. Nothing like
a controversial, "outspoken"
talk show host or outrageously
wild and provocative columnist
to keep listeners/ readers. In
highly built up North American
and European urban areas where
there may be dozens of media
houses, there is stiff competi-
tion, characteristically described
under the unbridled capitalist
system as "cut throat" and "dog
eat dog"..
There is nothing inherently
wrong with journalism breaking
out of the complacent routine
mould. There have been many
noteworthy investigative pieces
-the work of US newsmen
Woodward/Bernstein helping

force President Richard Nixon
to resign comes to mind. Jour-
nalists have been murdered for
their exposures, for example on
the environmental front. But,
again, as with everything in life,
we have to ask what type ?
In Guyana, enter one par-
ticular shock columnist. He has
a knack of creating buzz and
controversy with his anath-
emas (accursed things which
upset him).One of his pet
spleens is the present PPP ad-
ministration. This iconoclast
(an attacker of cherished beliefs)
describes it as a "dictatorship",
lumping it with the Buramite
years. We don't need to spend
time on such a ludicrous com-
parison. Were he to start with
an elementary acknowledging
the difference in the origins of
the two main parties in
Guyana, he would avoid open-
ing himself to public ridicule.
The PPP has its origins in the
great traditions of the European
Enlightenment, admirably
adapting them to local cultural
norms in representing the inter-
ests of the all working people
and democratic patriots. The
other main party was simply
the organized expression of a
particular sector of an ethnic
middle class to promote those
sectoral interests. This is his-
torical reality. To argue this is
political partisanship is absurd.
To back up his "dictator-
ship" theory, the shock colum-
nist urges all Guyanese and the
whole world to read the Indo-
American Fareed Zakaria's
monograph "The Rise of Illib-
eral Democracy".
I had read it. It will be re-
called that Zakaria's "seminal"
(more on that later) theory is
that there must be a distinction
between "Constitutional Liber-
alism" with all its guaranteed
freedoms such as free speech,
assembly, religion etc, and
"Democracy" (basically free and
fair elections). Iis argument is
that the two are not synony-
mous He maintains people's
rights and freedoms may still be
trampled upon under "democ-
racy" and its elections. The left
and progressive opinion would
have some difficulties with such
an idealist typology (interpre-
tation of types), including
Zakaria's panacea that the
church and unbridled capitalism
are best suited to be watch-
dogs for a wayward states.
SThere's no room for an elabora-
tion on this, including Zakaria's
support.for Pakistan's military
dictatorship and the Hong Kong
colonial administration (before
People's Republic of China took
over). In fairness he says he
Supports such state autocracies
as a way to get to stable democ-
In keeping with this article's
subject matter, Zakaria may be
described, in US media culture
terms, as a "shock talking head"

. (The intellectual TV analysts/
consultant). His time had come.
. The media needed an analyst
to break down and translate of-
ten complex and hidden dimen-
sions to the Mid East situation..
From media moguls view-
point, who better than an
Asian looking academic (he
has a PHD from Harvard), an
Indian accent, apparently well
informed articulate. Most im-

portantly, he would, despite
criticism which even members
of the US Senate and House of
Representations sometimes
voice, in the long run always be
depended upon to back the
"grand strategy" as he describes
it of promoting and defending
US national interests.
Like shock jocks and shock
columnists, Zakaria had to find
some buzz topic and it was the

"new" theory of illiberal democ-
racy. Problem is, there is noth-
ing new about it. I have a uni-
versity text book (the History
of European Liberalism written
in 1927 by Guido de Ruggiero)
which has a section on just that
subject. Any political scientist
worth his salt would have long
known about the discussion.
Zakaria, essentially now a me-
dia person, has simply synthe-

sized the topic and popularized
it. including through an appar-
ently unwitting shock colum-
nist in Guyana.
This is the same columnist
who gushed non stop in the pre-
election campaign last year
about the benefits of voting for
a "Third Force" party. He still
does. Nothing wrong with that
in Guyana's new democratic
disposition. This was a party
which enlisted US political op-
erative and syndicated colum-
nist Dick Morris (remember
him?) ."He worked for Bill
Clinton !", party cadre cho-
rused, conveniently forgetting
he was sacked by the Clinton
team because of a little abnor-
mal business with a prostitute.
Nothing said too, about his
support for a wall to keep out
Mexicans and insults to our
(Continued on page XIV)

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story of brotherhood

dnd faith

The Indian Arrival Committee (1AC) 'il next weekend at the
National Cultural Centre be staging an adaptation pf the In-
dian blockbuster movie "Dosti" (Friendship) which was re-
leased in 1964.
It is directed by Neaz Subhan and follows the successful stag-
ing of "Tulsidas', last year, as the IAC continues to promote In-
dian culture through theatre.
Dosti's message of friendship and goodwill amongst people was
never shown on the Indian screen-before. 1964 in this form. Its
recurring theme of basic human unity, classic songs and outstand-
ing acting with basically unknown actors saw the movie winning
the award for Best Hindi Film and six Filmfare Awards including
Best Film. It was screened at the Moscow and other international
film festivals during that time.
It highlights the fact that man does not live by bread alone,
that man's life is not complete without love and without friend-
ship. It's about two teenaged boys drawn together by fate and
friendship, which is both heart-warming and inspiring. Orphan,
lame, Ramu saves the life of a blind boy, Mohan, as he crosses the
road one day. Both Mohan and Ramu are in search of sisters fol-
lowing severe floods in their villages, and they decide to battle
the fates together.
One day Ramu, playing a tune on his mouth organ, attracts
passers-by who give him money mistaking him for a beggar. Ramu
is humiliated. Mohan consoles him, saying that people were pay-
ing him for his music. Mohan, who has a melodious voice, adds
this to the harmonica and soon they are a successful team of street
Ramu's interest in studies and his promise to his mother that he
will complete his studies and become something in life inspires Mohan
to convince his friend to join school again. Mohan would sing in an
effort to raise money to ensure that Ramu writes his exams.
With all the handicaps, trials and tribulations, the bond of friend-
ship keeps the faith and the trust of humanity alive.
The play includes Michael Ignatius as Ramu, Rajan Tiwari as
Mohan, Dimple Mendonca as Mohan's sister, 11 year old Shanya
Singh as Manjula (the ailing rich girl), Aditya Persaud as Manjula's
brother, Karan Singh as Ramu's teacher, Reyza Hussein as the Doc-
tor, Roshan Khan as the school's principal, Shameeza Mohamed
as Aunty, John Ramsingh as the Landlord & Guard, students from
the Academy of Apex Education, members of the Janjhar Youth
Group from Mon Repos and others.
It will be staged at the National Cultural Centre on Sat-
urday September 8 at 19:00 hours (7:00 pm) and Sunday Sep-
tember9 at 17:00 hours (5:00 pm).



By Clifford Stanely

Three years ago, youthful
Kavita Karran of Belle Vue,
West Coast Demerara,
reached out to disadvantaged
youths in her village to help
them to improve on their lit-
eracy and general education.
She started classes for
youths up to the age of nineteen
at her Church the King of
Glory Lutheran Church, at Belle
Along with other like-
minded Lutherans in her com-
munity, she has been instru-
mental in helping many youths
with little or no numerical and
literacy skills to become increas-
ingly confident in these disci-
i The classes were and still
are success stories.
But she wanted to do more.
And the nineteen year old
has done so quite recently with
the publication of a book which
aims at influencing change of at-
titudes towards some readings
of the Bible, and towards the
social ills affecting her commu-
nity and others like hers
throughout Guyana.
The name of her book
which, she says, is her first but
not her last, is :"Between Bible
College Church and
Community":ISBN 978-976-
8065-04-9, 54 pages, published
by Offerings Publication West
Bank Demerara South America in
The young author feels that
her social work, along with her
publication, can change atti-
tudes towards the social ills af-
fecting communities and to-
wards the role of women in the
development in Christianity.
The book is a compilation
of her thoughts on these subjects
and actual writings over the past
three years.
Some of the chapters in her
publication include: "Women in
the Bible- A Feminist reading";
"Reality check (for Lutherans) -
a time for action", "Illiteracy un-



ig for cha

unity an

employment and devial
behaviour among youth in Bet
Vue" and "Poverty in Beautifi
Scene: Causes Effects and Soh
tions" among others.In "Wonx
in the Bible- a feminist reading
the author proclaims:
"My study of interpreti
women in the Bible from a fer
nist perspective is important b
cause it seeks to correct the hi
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interpreting the Bible. The ob-
jective of this (Chapter) is not
to replace male domination with
female domination, but rather it
is to give the women in the Bible
and by extension the women in
the Church today, the equality
and dignity that they deserve.
The 21st century demands that
the Church and Bible College
embrace more enlightened and
liberated %kays of thinking and

acting "
In this chapter, she examines
the roles of five women in the
Bible: Eve, Sarah, Ruth, Mary
and Mary Magdalene, sharing
her thoughts about the role of
each one in the shaping of Chris-
tian tradition.
In the chapter entitled "Illit-
eracy Unemployment and devi-
ant behaviour among youth in
Belle Vue" she examines these
social problems a0 they exist in
her commumrit in relation to ef-
ifecis, causes, and possible solu-
tions." :
SDeviant behaviour of con-
cer at Belle Vue include exces-
sive rum drinking, substance
abuse, ill treatment.of the eld-
erly, sex outside of marriage and
refusal to pay debts, among oth-
She revisits these issues in
another Chapter entitled "Pov-
erty in a beautiful scene: Causes
Effects and Solutions", not nam-
ihg the village but again citing
These social ills for what they are
-,and suggesting some actions
Which could help disadvantaged
people to improve their quality
of life.
Of Between Bible College
Church and Community" she
says: "It is a Christian book but
it has something for everybody;
My book has writings and ideas
for everyone in the society; for
people doing social work even
for CXC students.I would like
to influence change through my
She published with financial
assistance from her parents and
not with the idea of making
"All I wanted to do is to get
these ideas into the hands of my
fellow Guyanese particularly
youths; to share my ideas. 1 feel
that if could get this into the
hands of the people they would
see how I am dealing with so-
cial problems in my community
and may even be inspired to
reach out and to try to make
positive changes in their own."
"I want to encourage young
people to express their views.
Because we are young people,
some tend to think that we have
nothing to offer."
Kavita Karran is the daugh-
ter of Mr Kampta Karran and
Mrs Dolly Gobin of Belle Vue
She Graduated from Tuto-
rial High school in 2005, is cur-
rently pursuing a a Degree in
Theology at the Wesleyan Bible
College and works as a Teacher
at the School of Nations.
She told the Chronicle that
she was motivated tot reach out

(CeaMded on page XV)

Guyana is a treasure to behold,firom our warm aizd radiant culture drawn ftom
the diversity and beauty of our six peoples to our scenic landscape carved by majestic water ways and
accentuated by natural wonders. Many of our nation natural treasures are often magnified
but much more of our beautifid locations are unnoticed or unknown. ?

The GBTI Calendar 2008 will bring to life and celebrate these unnoticed or unknown aspects
of our nation : beauty through the eyes of our youth, as a w 'y for them to contribute;
to the growth of our nation : nature tourism product.

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
is therefore inviting young people to share with us places of interest and beauty in their
respective regions, for selection and presentation in the ;BTI Calendar 2008.

* Write a short essay of not more than 100 words describing
your place of interest and stating why you believe the place
is worthy of being highlighted.
* The Competition is open to young people between ages 8 and 15.
* Entries must include your name, age, address, telephone number
and the name of your school. :
* Entries remain the property of GBTI.

* The Bank will select six entries from among those submitted.
* The selected entries, along with a photograph of the writer and
local scene will appear on the pages of the GBTI 2008 Calendar.
Each of the selected winners will receive a $20,000 Cash Prize
in a GBTI Early Savers Account.
A selection of other notable entries will be displayed in the Bank.

Send your entries to:
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Deadline for submission of entries is October 5,2007.

Entries from immediate family members of GBTI
employees and the Advertising Agency are not eligible.

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From page VI) Sankar', 'Let me show you that brought crowds and lineups
where that is Mr. Sankar', etc. out into Camp Street. Suddenly
ne manager. So we stooI A new manager of some- we had brought back that 4-hour
around is he arrived, flaun:iig thing cultural like a cinema has classic masterpiece 'GIANT', a
our cu -linked wrists making the chance to show his personal film which made everyone see
sure h got a whiff of the so- tastes via the quality of films he similarities with ideas of
phistict,ed fragrances we had will choose to play. By Sankar's progress and social attitudes be-
on, showing him our style and second month at Plaza, we be- tween the rich and the poor in
deborjur effrontery, forcing him gan to see a strong emphasis on Guyana. It was so well received
someti ies to ask minor qucs- liberal yet ethical films he chose that Faz gave Poli, Lio, and my-
tions a out the cinema he was for midweek and weekend self a chance to make some
new i, to which we alwa\', shows. Many were not recent money when he used money
said: "'. s Mr. Sankar', 'No. Mr. films, but rare profound classics from the snack bar to purchase


- I

a few dozen tickets to House
and Balcony. which we scalped
to the long lineups under the
marquee as Raymond cleverly
rushed down to the ticket booth
every five minutes threatening
to close the sale of tickets to
House and Balcony as seats
were vanishing.
The tension this created for
some in the lineup was too
much, so knowing they could
afford the extra fifty cents we
were calling, they bought us out

in a jiffy; probably cursing out
loud or under their breath when
they went upstairs and found
numerous seats still available.
Nevertheless Plaza did sell out
at every show of 'GIANT'. and
Poli. Lio. and I made enough to
go sporting late at night at
Belvedere. Wagon Wheel. Ren-
dezvous, and Penthouse, or
simply add another Hush
Puppy or fashion accessory to
our fashion collection.
And Sankar? He turned a

blind eye to our scalping, prob-
ably perceiving all the exciting
theatrics as good for Plaza's im-
age. I remember distinctly w hen
Sankar made Raymond book
two brilliant films from the
1940s. none of us had ever seen.
Films that were stacked among
thousands at the warehouse in
the film depot at Thomas and
Church Streets. None of us had
seen 'DESIRE ME' with Rob-
ert Mitchum and Greer Garson,
FLESH' with Akim Tamiroff
before, and we sat through the
double at the back of Balcony.
'DESIRE ME' was an unforget-
table film where Robert

(Continued on page XVI)

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The Guyana Revenue Authority, Customs & Trade Administration, is offering for
sale by public auction, on Thursday September 06, 2007 from 9:00 hrs at the
State's Warehouse, Sanata Textiles Compound (Banks Park rear entrance),
"Want of Entry Vehicles" presently stored at the following wharves/
The State's Warehouse- Sanata Textiles Compound
GNSC- Lombard Street G/Town
GNIC- Lombard Street G/Town
John Fernandes Ltd. Termipal- Mandela Avenue G/Town

The vehicles can be inspected from Friday 31, to Wednesday 05 September,
2007, (excluding Saturday & Sunday) from 8:30 h to 15:00 h at the above
mentioned wharves/locations.

All prospective bidders must present at the time of inspection, personal
identification in the form of their Passports/National Identification Cards.

Termsof conditions of sale
All items are being sold on an "As is, where is basis". Delivery services are not
available. All vehicles purchased must be removed from the sale site within
fourteen (14) days of purchase. Vehicles not removed within the specified period
will be forfeited. Payment must be made in cash or Manager's cheques payable
to the "Guyana Revenue Authority".
The Customs & Trade Administration reserves the right to reject any or all bids
during the sale.

S ecial Conditions of Sale
TV sale of all vehicles advertised, will be conducted at the The State's
V\ -ehouse- Sanata Textiles Compound on Thursday September 06, 2007 from
9:> h


Vehicles will be sold to cover outstanding taxes
All prospective bidders are required to be registered.

(c) Registration for the Auction Sale will commence at 08:00 hat the
State's Warehouse on Thurday September 06, 2007.
(d) .A!I winning bids are subject to a 2% auction fee payable
immediately at the sale site.
(e) Winning bids of $100,000 Guyana dollars and under must be
paid immediately at the sale site. For bids exceeding $ 100,000
Guyana dollars, an initial deposit of $100,000 Guyana dollars is
to be paid at the sale site to formalize the sale. The remaining
balance to be paid at Customs House, Main Street Georgetown.
All final payments must be made before 14:00 h on Friday
September 07, 2007.

(f) Deposits and_auction fees will be forfeitedifbids are not

Khurshid Sattaur
NI 1 1 1 1

Shock journalism needs ...

(From page XI)

neighbour President Chavez.
Morris touting of "a Third
Way", or "Triangulation" as he
called it, was old hat. The US
academic Daniel Bell tried it
with his 1960 "End of Ideol-
ogy" claim. Typical of the in-
security of the iconoclast, our
local shock columnist grabbed
at any thing to try and get rid
of an incumbent administration
which he felt did something to
him. He swallowed everything
hook, line and sinker.
Authorities overseas
closely monitor shock jocks,
shock columnists talking heads
or whatever you want to call
them. We have to as well. In
their inexorable drive to create
buzz and boost their incomes/
employers business ratings by
provocative, controversial out-
bursts, does it lead to slander-
ing individuals good reputa-
tions, creating discord, and re-
tarding growth and progress es-
pecially in multi racial societ-

ies like Guyana ?
Some Media Shocks like
Burchill, make some useful con-
tributions. But they can be dan-
gerous. Because they may have
no principled ideological frame-
work, and have inflated egos as
"know it alls", they are open to
the pressure of market whims
and fancies and backward popu-
list tendencies.. They tend to be
inconsistent and take backward
positions against the interests
of ordinary people. Radio talk
show hosts in Barbados have
been cautioned by the Guyana
consulate there to stop encour-
aging inflammatory talk against
Guyanese. Despite the Cuban
people and government headed
by President Fidel Castro being
admired by people of good will
worldwide (as a start, hundreds
of Guyanese have benefited
from medical care and scholar-
ships) our local shock columnist
is for example eagerly await-
ing the demise of President
Castro, calling him a "dictator".
A poor example really because

the columnist's iconoclasm, in
this case, is so outrageous it
becomes entertainment.
In developing societies
such as Guyana where the
introduction of .traditional
liberal democracies such as
freedom of press and speech
has coincided with unparallel
reforms on the electoral front,
acceptable and civilized stan-
dards for media practitioners
must be adhered to. The me-
dia have the power to mould
people's opinions. One is
constantly amazed at the tol-
erance of Guyanese authori-
ties towards those who would
take advantage of these new
freedoms for less than noble
ends, in the process copying
the worst aspects of overseas
shock media people.

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Applications, along % ilh t\, o ') recent refercnccs and a recent police
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Note: Persons who had previously submitted applications should

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 1. 2007

The Coastal"


Here in Guyana, nearly all of
us live on the coast This fact
makes the coast a very impor-
tant part of our life.
Our "turf"- the Coastal
Zone is 430 km long and varies
from 26-77 km in width and
represents only 7 percent of
Guyana's total land area. Over
the last 6000 years clay depos-
its from the Amazon built up
to an average thickness of 20 m,
producing a flat low lying
coastal plain that now serves as
the center for the country's eco-
nomic and administrative activi-


The Coast is not only
home to human settlement, but
also to mangrove ecosystems
that perform a number of eco-
logical services. Agriculture, fish-
eries, tourism, industry, trans-
portation and water supply ac-
tivities all occur on the coast.
The Mangrove forests in
Guyana are found along large
sections of the Atlantic Coast
from the Corentyne River to the
Waini River. They are also found
where the land (terrestrial)
meets the marine (sea) eco-sys-

teams. Mangrove forests protect
the coast by stabilizing the
shoreline and reducing erosion
caused by wave action; and
they are also the first line of de-
fense against water surges and
storms, thus protecting the sea-
walls, and embankments and re-
ducing the rate of degradation of
these structures. Mangroves
also provide nursery grounds for
fish and other aquatic organisms
important to the fishing indus-
try and our daily diets. If you
live in and around areas that
have mangrove forests, then you
should make every effort to pro-
tect them.


Agriculture is the main eco-
nomic activity on our coast. The
coastal belt has the ideal soil
and climate for crops like sug-
arcane and rice. Additionally,
this sector contributes signifi-
cantly to our economy. Fisher-
ies is another important eco-
n6mic activity on the coast.
Over the years, it has increas-
ingly contributed to our Gross
Domestic Product (GDP), and
provided a livelihood for thou-
sands of persons, including fish-
ermen and their families, boat
builders, trap and net makers.
packers, distributors, retailers
and processors.

The capital city,
Georgetown, and many beaches,
which include No.63 Beach, lo-
cated in Corentyne; Hope Beach
and Unity Beach on the East
Coast of Demerara; and Parika
and Bushy Park Beaches on the
East Bank of Essequibo, are all
attractions for coastal tourism.
Shell beach, which stretches
from Waini point to the mouth
of the Pomeroon River, is also
a major tourist attraction. This
is the only beach in Guyana
where four endangered species
of turtles nest.
The coast is also where
most of the country's industries
are located, as this location fa-
cilitates best access to infra-
structure, raw materials and
labour. Major industries on the
coast include agriculture, manu-
facturing and technological in-
dustries. Most major transpor-
tation routes are also located on
the coast, both by land or river.
Water supply for domestic,
industrial and commercial pur-
poses is extracted from more
than 150 wells drilled mainly
from two aquifers known as the
'A' and 'B' sands. The water is
distributed through a network

of pipelines laid in villages along
the coastal plain.
To facilitate the country's
agricultural output, irrigational
waters are channeled from wa-
ter conservancies near the back
of the coastal strip.
Recently, developments in
these sectors have made the
Guyanese population realize
how important the coastal zone
is to our national development.
Join the EPA in next
week's article when we will
discuss the impacts of the
coast and the Integrated
Coastal Zone Management
Action Plan.

to members of her community because of the results of some
social research she had to do on the topic "How do teenagers
spend their leisure time", as part of her School Based Assess-
ment SBA project for Caribbean secondary Education Certifi-
cate (CSEC) at TutioriaL
"Doing my SBA I spent a lot of time talking to people at
Belle Vue, in every street. Although I live here and know these
people, when I did the research I was like entering a different
world. The poverty, the illiteracy: I said Oh my God is this
happening? When I looked at how God had blessed me I said I
had to do something about this.
So I decided to start these classes as a mechanism for help-
ing people in my community; for guiding the youths. I try to
bring God into it; try to get him into the centre, because with-
out him, who are we really?'
She said that she wants to help young people in Belle Vue
to obtain a better future, and added confidently: "lt's happen-
ing already; It is going to happen. But it is a process and
that has to go through stages of development
She said that over the past three years she has seen people
who could not read simple words beginning to read fluently in
"When you see this happen you are seeing a step forward
for your community,"
"Youths do not need J Lo and 50 Cent as role models. Youths
need something real, something tangible.
Her role model is her father Kampta Karran.
I would be quite satisfied if I could be half the person he
is," she said,.
Her book "Between Bible College Church and Community"
can be bought for $500 at the Anointed Book Shop in Robb
Street near Bourda Market; Believers Book Store East Street
Georgetown; the Full Gospel Church at South Rd and Albert
Will there be other books from her? The youthful author
said: "Yes!Yes! there will be more from me. I definitely have
more jdeas that I would like to share."
The author Kavita Karran can be contacted at E-Mail
address kavita_karran@ yahoo. Cor with an underscore
between kavita and karran.(END).


Exist at our Buckhall Operations for the following positions:

1.SAWMILL SUPERVISOR with at least five (5) years experience in supervising sawmilling operations, excellent
communication skills and must have GFC Timber Grading certificate. One (1) required.

2ASSISTANT SAW DOCTOR with at least five (5) years experience in saw doctoring. One (1) required.

3.TIMBER GRADERS that are GFC registered and have three (3) years experience in timber grading. Four (4)required.

4.MOULDER TOOL GRINDER with mechanical qualifications and at least five (5) years experience. One (1) required.

5.ELECTRICIANS that are certified with at least three (3) years experience. Two (2) required.

6.WELDERS with at least 2 years experience. Twenty (20) required.

7.OPERATORS OF LOG-LOADERS, BULLDOZERS AND FORKLIFTS with at least 2 years experience.

8.DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS that are licenced drivers with at least five (5) years experience driving heavy duty trucks
and must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age. Six (6) required.


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Accident Policy apart from NIS
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Please send applications to the address stated below on or before September 3, 2007.

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East Bank Demerara

9/1/2007.12"53 AM

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Should the-West fear

Russia's military build-up?

MOSCOW (Reuters) The
Russian bear is showing its
claws again, but how sharp
are they?:
President Vladimir Putin
has rattled the West with a
wave of dramatic military an-
nouncements redolent of the
Cold War.
S Long-range Russian bonqb-
ers capable of carrying nuclear
weapons are back on flying pa-
trol around the world, prompt-
ing NATO fighters to scramble
in response.
New long-range missiles
have been test-fired, one streak-
ing from one end of Russia to
the other in less than half an
hour, according to official ac-
And the former Red Army
is re-equipping itself, with de-
fense spending growing 20-40
percent a year since Putin came
to power in 2000, albeit from a
low base after the ravages of the
Should be West be worried
"Overall, Russia's military
capability is well below 50 per-
cent of what the Soviet Union
had,'? Peter Felstead, editor of
Jane's defense Weekly, said in a
telephone interview.
: "The bombers resuming
flights was more a prestige thing
and a diplomatic signal than real
military posturing."
The State Department in
Washington dismissed the bomb-

ers' reappearance as Russia tak-
ing "old aircraft out of moth-
balls" an unflattering refer-
ence to the backbone of
Moscow's fleet, the propeller-
driven Tupolev-95 which first
flew in 1952.
"The West doesn't terribly
need to worry," said Christo-
pher Langton, a retired colonel
who works as a Senior Fellow
at the International Institute for
Strategic Studies (IISS) in Lon-
"Most of the product of
the Russian military-industrial
complex is for the export mar-
ket to bring in revenues. Little
goes to the domestic market."

In the army, most tanks are
outdated models from the 1960s
and 1970s, according to IISS
figures. Russia's navy has just
one operational aircraft carrier
after five others were decommis-
sioned and sold to China and In-
dia in the 1990s.
And despite pledges to re-
equip the military, analysts say
new high-tech versions of exist-
ing weapons are still snapped
up abroad before they come
into service at home.
"The first buyer for the
modernized MiG-29 (fighter) is
Yemen and the second is
Eritrea," said Ruslan Pukhov,
director of Moscow's Centre for
Analysis of Strategies and Tech-

Defense experts say that
apart from Moscow's strategic
nuclear forces, which were rela-
tively well-funded in the 1990s,
most of the military needs to
overcome years of neglect.
Russia has started an eight-
year $189 billion program to re-
place nearly half of existing mili-
tary hardware by 2015, includ-
ing modem Topol-M missiles,
missile-carrying aircraft, motor
vehicles and ships, according to
official information.
But Yevgeny Bendersky, a
senior analyst with the pri-
vately-funded Power and Inter-
est News Report in Washington
said the impressive-sounding
defense spending masked defi-
ciencies on other fronts, such as
the quality of manpower.
It also helped to hide
Russia's domestic social prob-
"What we are seeing now is
a pattern very similar to the So-
viet Union," he added. "Out-
wardly Russia seems very
strong, especially in the field of
energy, but inwardly it's not -
the gap is widening between the
rich and the poor, the situation
in the countryside is terrible".
Political and defense ana-
lysts say Putin's bold state-
ments may be aimed at im-
pressing voters before presiden-
tial and parliamentary elections
in the coming months.
"Putin is grandstanding,"
agreed Giles Merritt, director of




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Receiving flight plans and associated messages. Prepare flightstrips for ATCOs and
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Passing coordination messages between ATC facilities.
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Making log entries under the instruction of the ATCO.
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the Brussels think-tank Secu-
rity and defense Agenda.
"A lot of their stances are
directed at making people sit up
and say Russia is really a great
power without having any spe-
cific aims in mind."
The Kremlin says its mili-
tary build-up should not worry
anyone. Russia's 2007/8 defense
budget is half that of Britain's
and less than one-tenth of the
United States', it says.
"The change in Russian mili-
tary spending is insignificant
compared with the military
build-up of the United States or
Great Britain," Kremlin spokes-
man Dmitry Peskov said.
"We had quite a long period
of underfunding of military
programs...and of course it has
to be compensated. Everything

Russian soldiers during a military parade in a file photo.
REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk
is gradually returning to nor- "Russia still has certain
mal." key technologies which we
Felstead of Jane's defense don't have in the West," he
Weekly said the West's biggest said. "If the latest air defense
headache might not be Russia's systems find their way from
armed forces but some of their the former Soviet Union to
overseas customers like Iran, places like Iran, this could
Venezuela or Syria. have a big impact."

An unforgettable

(From page XIV)

Mitchum in- a prison camp re-
lates to a friend in his loneliness,
all the personal details of his
wife, where he lives, and fam-
ily life. But when they escape
the friend abandons Mitchum
leaving him for dead when he is
shot, and travels to his wife, ap-
pealing to her emotional memo-
ries and sympathies until she
breaks down and feels that he
as her husband's dear friend, is
worthy to take his place, etc.
But of course Mitchum
survives and comes back to
haunt him at the film's power-
ful mystical climax.

FLESH', on the other hand, was
a heart wrenching film adapted
from the classic British novel
penned by Samuel Butler; this
was the story of a respectable
Banker who leaves his wife and
children for a business trip in the
big city and becomes mislead and
swindled by loose women and
con men, until penniless he is re-
duced to a vagrant or hobo,
ashamed to return to his family,
and is eventually declared dead
through a tragic coincidence. At
the end of the film he manages
to find himself many years later
at Christmas time on the door-
step of his original home, asking
for scraps of an evening meal
from his own grownup son who

does not recognize him, while in-
side he sees his wife and other
children around the dinner table.
Thanking his son with a smile,
he walks away contented that he
was shown kindness by his
At the end of this black
and white double, the highest
of moments in cinema cul-
ture occurred when the cin-
ema staff, Poll, Lio and my-
self, stood silently in the
lobby of House, watching pa-
trons with water in their eyes
quickly wiping their faces
with their finger tips, under
the spell of these vivid unfor-
gettable films as they walked
down Plaza's stairs.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
following position:

1. Scientific Officer

The Scientific Officer will be responsible for managing the operations
of the Trade Section. A full job description is available at the Wildlife

A Bachelor's Degree in Biology or other related field; working
knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; good communications skills
(written and oral).

Applications along with curriculum vitae, recent police clearance and
two references should be submitted no later than September 7,2007 to:

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SUNDAY-HR---lL ----Sepei--5'-------------------------------- ----------.-.Y

Prince Harry


(From page X)
favourite, I Vow To Thee, My Country.
The service also included two prayers written by Arch-
bishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his predecessors Tony
Blair and John Major were accompanied by their wives to the
The Duchess of Cornwall was invited to the hour-long me-
morial but decided not to attend, saying her presence would be
a distraction.
Former members of the princess's staff, all of the brides-
maids and page boys from her 1981 wedding, and over 110 rep-
resentatives of charities and organizations with which she was
associated were also on the guest list.
Earlier, Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son Dodi
died in the crash alongside the princess, laid flowers at a shrine
he has built at the London store and held a two-minute silence.
Other memorial services for the princess are being held at
venues across the UK, including Manchester, Bristol, Aberdeen
and Cardiff.
Hundreds of people attended the Manchester service, which
began at 1630 BST. It included readings. a blessing. and music
played at the princess's funeral.
Admirers of the late princess have lied flowers and cards to
the gates of Kensington Palace her former London residence -
as they did in 1997 after her death.
Members of the public have also left bouquets and gifts at
Althorp, where Diana is buried, at the gate of Sandringham es-
tate in Norfolk where she was born.
It was the first time Althorp had been opened on an anni-
versary of her death.
Althorp is the home of Diana's brother. Earl Spencer.
He in cited chanty workers. members of organsations sup-
ported by Diana and limited numbers of members of the public
into the estate.
Earl Spencer said: "This year, though. I wanted to invte, as
my family 's guests, representatives of those charities and groups
particularly associated with Diana.
"It seems a fittng way to remember her invaluable associa-
tion w th so many fine organusations."
Several visitors had applied for tickets offered in a local
Betty Clarke. 80. of Northampton, said. "She's an icon and
,ill never be forgotten. I was really glad to come and pay my
A ser ice will be held at the nearby St Mary's Church, in
Great Bnngton, on Friday night to give members of the local
communumy and staff at the Althorp estate a chance to reflect on
Diana's hfe.
Tnbutes to the late princess have also been left near the Eter-
nal Flame monument by the tunnel in Pans where she was killed
PnncesN Diana died, aged 36, along with her companion Dodi
Al F:i\ed. -4. and chauffeur Henri Paul. when the Mercedes they
%ere in crashed in the Pont de I'Alma tunnel on 31 August 1997
The princess's death provoked an unprecedented out-
pouring of national grief, with hundreds of thousands gath-
ering to mourn outside Kensington Palace, where they left
a sea of floral tributes.






FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) -
Renaissance master
Leonardo da Vinci avoided
the palette and mixed colors
directly on the canvas, Italian
researchers said after they
reconstructed his work step
by step "as if watching him
while he painted."
Using a scientific device to
analyze Leonardo's "Madonna
of the Yarnwinder" painting, re-
searchers at the University of
Florence said they were able to
pinpoint virtually every stroke
made by the famous Italian art-
ist on the oil masterpiece.
That showed the Leonardo
avoided mixing colors on a
painter's palette like his con-
temporaries did. Instead, he ap-
plied thin layers of paint di-
rectly on the canvas in different
colors one on top of the other
to create a rich texture.
"That Leonardo used the
"velature" technique is already
known, he himself wrote that in
a treaty, but for the first time
we have managed to reconstruct
his work step by step, like as
if watching him while he
painted," said Cecilia Frosinini,
one of the researchers.
"We have been able to un-
derstand what type of painting
materials he used, how many
layers of colors were applied
and in what thickness and se-
The painting scrutinized be-
longs to a collection in New
York that has been dubbed the


Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc, is seeking suitably qualified persons for the position of ELECTRICAL
SUPERVISOR in the Diesel Generation Department, Canefield, Berbice.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Senior Diesel Generation Engineer and will be
responsible for:
Preparation of Time Sheets, Daily Work Records, Reports, Conduct Performance Evaluations etc. for
subordinates within the electrical section, and would be accountable for all tools and equipment under
his/her control.
Supervising and instructing subordinates on safe and efficient work practices in keeping with GPL's Safety
Rules and Codes of Practice and the Electrical Regulations.
Ensuring that training and development are constant in order to maintain high levels of efficiency.
Maintaining a disciplined and organised workforce
Ordinary Technical Diploma (OTD). or General Technical Diploma (GTD), or Diploma in Technology, along
with five (5) years experience OR
City and Guilds Electrical Technical Certificate Part ii or its equivalent, with seven (7) years experience.
Salary will be Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should be addressed to


'V 257/9 Middle St. Cummingsburg
Georgetown, Guyana.
no later than 14th September 2007.
Unsuccessful applications will not be responded to.

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"Ex-Reford" version, the re-
searchers said. It is the only one
of several versions of the image
credited to the artist himself.
they said.
The researchers used a so-
called "nuclear accelerator" de-
vice that launches particles at
high speed to decipher the paint-
ing technique used by the art-
Leonardo is considered
among the greatest painters
of all time, renowned -
among other things for his
"Mona Lisa" and "The Last
Supper" masterpieces that
are among the most imitated
and reproduced paintings in

A visitor walks by 'Vitruvian Man', (circa 1490), by
Leonardo da Vinci, during the inauguration of the
exhibition 'Leonardo da Vinci, the European Genius' in
Brussels, August 17, 2007.


The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Pan-American Health
Organisation (PAHO) is seeking a dynamic person to build capacity in health
workforce planning. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the
following position:


This is an excellent prospect for someone who enjoys conducting research. The
ideal candidate should possess good interpersonal and communication skills,
takes initiative and is a team player.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Assists the Coordinator in developing work plans for the Unit; supports
the Coordinator in the production of the deliverables; collaborates with
the Coordinator and other stakeholders in the development of the
health workforce plan/strategy;
Acts as a focal point in providing evidence-based health workforce
analysis; manages the information system; provides technical
assistance to health workforce planning activities.


A Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification
in a social science, plus relevant research experience. Experience in policy
analysis would be an asset. This is a contract-based position for one (1) year.

To apply, candidates should submit their CVsand covering letter addressed t6

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health,
Lot 1, Brickdam,

Applications should be submitted by the 7h September, 2007.

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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U.S. gynecology group slams How 1 o

cosmetic vaginal surgery have 1tie

WASHINGTON (Reuters) the labia. "restoring" the hy- that merit the surgery include associated with a surgical
Cosmetic procedures billed men, and tightening the va- pelvic prolapse, the reversal or procedure," Berenson said.
as "vaginal rejuvenation." aina. repair of female genital cutting "It's imnnrtant that women

"designer vaginoplasty" or Dr. Abbey Berenson, who sometimes known as female cir- understand the potent"
even "revirgination" are not helped write the guidelines, said cumcision, and the reversal of risks of these procedures an
medically necessary and are some women may be fooled by abnormalities caused by hor- that there is no scientific ev
not guaranteed to be safe, the deceptive marketing practices mone imbalances. dence regarding their ben
American College of Obste- into thinking they need the sur- "There are always risks efits."

tricians and Gynecologists
cautioned on Friday.
The group, which educates
and accredits doctors who treat
women and deliver babies, said
it is deceptive to give the im-
pression that any of these pro-
cedures are accepted or routine.
In guidance published in the
September issue of its journal.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, the
group, known as ACOG. said
the procedures can cause com-
plications such as infection, al-
tered sensation, pain and scar-
The procedures include
changing the shape or size of

gery because they are somehow
"Many women don't real-
ize that the appearance of exter-
nal genitals varies significantly
from woman to woman,"
Berenson said in a statement.
ACOG noted that a grow-
ing number of doctors are offer-
ing the procedures.
"Some of these procedures,
such as 'vaginal rejuvenation,'
appear to be modifications of
traditional vaginal surgical pro-
cedures for genuine medical con-
ditions," ACOG said in a state-
True medical conditions

Police pun

lovers fine
BEIJING (Reuters) China
has punished three police-
men for detaining and fining
two young lovers 5,000 yuan
(US$660) for hugging in pub-
lic on the Chinese version of
Valentine's Day.
The couple paused to em-
brace while taking a stroll along
a river in Jinshi in the central
province of Hunan, the Shang-
hai Daily said.

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture

National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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

a.) Construction of Drainage Sluice at De Willem. West Coast
Demerara, Region 3

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain further
information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, National Drainage and
Irriga ion Authority during normal working hours.

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

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

Bids shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00 h on Tuesday
11'" September, 2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Lale bids will be

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose
to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday I I' September, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Ministry of Finance at the. above

7, All bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the Manager of
the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner of the Inland Revenue

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

Q'. The National Procurement and TenderAdministration, Ministry ofFinance reserves the
righttorejectany orall bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and not
necessarily to award to the lowestbid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

ished after

d for a hug
"As we hugged eac
other, three policemen can
and separated us so the
could ask questions. The
brought us to the police st
lion and didn't free us un
we paid a 5,000 yuan fine
the paper quoted female d
tainee, Xiao Hong, as sayii
in an Internet posting on a 1
cal news portal.
The police were in pla
clothes and many other couple
were out strolling on the evenit
of "Qi Xi" -a local festival c
ten dubbed Chinese Valentine
Day, the Beijing News said in
separate report.
Internet users poured de
sion on the police, which
"forced officials to look into t
case," the paper said.
"The three policemen ha
been punished. We have nev
dealt with such a case before
the paper quoted a clerk at t
police station as saying.
Police had refunded t
money to Xiao Hong's bo
friend and apologized, the p
per said.
Police in China have pi
viously taken a dim view
public displays of affection
Last October, volunteers offi
ing "free hugs" in a shoppi
street in Beijing were haul
away for questioning.

SAfrica HIV vaccine

results promising


- South African researchers
said on Friday they were en-
couraged by results from two
HIV studies indicating that
vaccines might one day be ef-
fective in controlling viral
levels and even preventing
Preliminary data from a
clinical trial involving 480
uninfected people, half of them
in South Africa, found that the
majority of participants expe-
rienced a positive immune re-
sponse after being given the
HVTN 204 vaccine.
A healthy immune system
can help ward off HIV infec-
tion, while those with compro-
mised immunity are often more
susceptible to contracting the
"This is really good news.
This is an important milestone,
but we still have a long way to
go," Gavin Churchyard, the
study's principal investigator,
said at a briefing sponsored by

the South African AIDS Vaccine
Initiative in Johannesburg.
Churchyard, who heads
South Africa's Aurum Institute
for Health Research, added that
the vaccine's side-effects gen-
erally had been mild to moder-
ate for those involved in the
A separate clinical trial of a
DNA vaccine developed by
Finland's FIT Biotech showed
equally promising early results
in a smaller HIV-positive group,
most of which was made up of
residents from Soweto, the black
township south of Johannesburg.
Some 5.5 million South Af-
ricans, or about 12 percent of the
total population, are infected
with HIV, and 1,000 die each
day from AIDS, making the
country a frontline for HIV vac-
cine research.
Dr. Eftyhia Vardas, the prin-
cipal investigator for the Finnish
vaccine trial in South Africa, said
the vaccine helped patients
maintain low viral loads and

steady CD4 cell counts, both
key to keeping HIV from pro-
gressing into full-blown AIDS.
The studies provided a bit
of blue sky in a field of AIDS
research that has generally been
a huge disappointment. Previ-
ous vaccine trials that have
reached the critical third phase,
when effectiveness is measured,
have all failed.
While some AIDS scientists
have turned their attention to
other potential preventative
weapons microbicidal
creams and mass male circum-
cision for example others
continue to pursue the vaccine
route, though admittedly with
lowered expectations.
Churchyard said that vac-
cines, if successfully devel-
oped, would more likely be of
therapeutic rather than pre-
ventative value, taking their
place alongside the anti-
retrovirals that have become
the cornerstone of current
HIV treatment.

al LONDON (Reuters Life!) To have the most children, men
Id should find a partner six years younger and women a mate
i- four years older, Austrian researchers said on Wednesday.
n- The researchers tried to use evolution to explain why men
often prefer younger women and what typically drives women's
desire for older men. said their leader. Vienna University anthro-
pologist Martin Fieder.
While it is no surprise to hear that men pick younger women
to bolster their reproductive fitness and that women choose older
partners for security, the study is the first to quantify the age
difference that results in the most children, he said.
:h "Nobody has shown before this has consequences for the
ne number of offspring." Fieder said in a telephone interview. "We
ey have shown for the first time this is the case."
ey The researchers wanted to find the most beneficial ages for
a- both men and women to have the most offspring, so looked at
til the data with that in mind and came out with different numbers
C," for each.
e- Writing in the Royal Society's Biology Letters on Wednes-
ng day, the researchers said they collected information from Swed-
o- ish national registries to track the number of births and age of
parents going back 55 years.
in The researchers looked at men and women who did not
es change their partners between the birth of their first and last
ng child and found the age differences among couples that produced
of- the most offspring.
For both men and women, having a partner of the optimal
age meant having an average of 2.2 children compared with 2.1
ri- children when they picked partners of the same age a signifi-
ch cant number in evolutionary terms that accumulates over time,
he Fieder said.
The findings are the result of a statistical analysis and do
ye not mean that every man can find a woman six years younger
rer and that every women would find a man four years older.
e," "It was a very systemic pattern," Fieder said. "We don't
he think it is random."
The study of couples during their typical child-bearing years
he also showed that both men and women who changed partners
,y- usually chose a person younger than the one they had before
pa- for their second one. Fieder .lid.
The finding recarding men was expected but that women also
re- traded in for a younger partner was surprising, said Fieder. He
of suggested that because women are older when finding a second
0n. partner, they look for a younger, more fertile man.
rer- "This holds true both for men and women: men shift
ng to a much younger partner; women shift to a partner less
ed old than the first," the researchers wrote.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 1, 2007 XIX


think skirt may

be next fad

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) -
Many U.S. clothing retailers
think the skirt may be the
next dress. A strong seller
since 2006, the dress has de-
lighted retailers, but buyers
at the Magic Marketplace ap-
parel trade show this week
wanted to be ready when the
trend inevitably ends.
Some think the skirt may be
"The skirt is such a conver-
sation. All the stores are talk-
ing about it 'Will it hit,
when will it hit?'" said Krissy
Meehan, head of wholesale
sales for Urban Outfitters Inc's
Free People line. "'Should we
be buying it, should we not be
buying it?' It's become a con-
Fittingly, the colorful Free
People line now includes one
skirt for spring.
The stakes are high in tim-
ing the eventual fading of the
dress and Magic, where buyers
place orders with apparel mak-
ers for the 2008 spring season,
is a key place for decision-mak-
Retailers must find the
right balance between maximiz-
ing a trend's momentum now,
while avoiding being ill-pre-
pared when the next big thing
finally emerges, sales represen-
tatives say.
Dresses have seen sales
growth between 16 and 18 per-
cent during the past six month
period, said Marshal Cohen, a
retail analyst with NPD Group.
That compares with the
women's apparel market aver-
age of 4.3 percent.
"It's been exceptional,"
Cohen said of the trend's sales
So it's no surprise that
dresses have been seen every-
where whether at Gap Inc's
Old Navy chain, American Eagle
Outfitters Inc, Target Corp,
Macy's Inc or AnnTaylor
Stores Corp.
Said Needham & Co.'s
Christine Chen: "Even at com-

panies where sales have been
soft, dresses have been strong."
And that should continue
for a while longer, experts say.
"Dresses will be good
through next spring." said
Cohen. "And then for fall for
next year. you'll see them mi-
grate to something else."
But not everyone is con-
vinced that skirts will be that
next thing. "Odds are it will be
pants," Cohen said.
The cycle is natural and in-
evitable, said Liz Pierce, a retail
analyst with Roth Capital Part-
ners. The voluminous silhou-
ettes that have captured fashion
will likely morph into a more
sophisticated look influenced by
the tailored menswear industry,
she predicted.
"Women will just want
something else," Pierce said,
adding that a return to focus on
the waist will be key.
The fickle fashion industry
that caters to teens can turn on
a dime and retailers have to be
prepared, said Gayle Newman-
Jarrett, director of women's
merchandising for Volcom Inc's
edgy surf-skate brand.
"The junior customer can
sometimes fluctuate quickly,"
Newman-Jarrett said, citing the
influence of music and fashion
magazines that can quickly seize
on a trend and guarantee its suc-
"Everyone's waiting for the
next category. Everyone's stock-
ing skirts just to see what hap-
pens. Everyone's playing back-
up," she said.
Volcom has five skirts in its
spring line even though dresses
are still on a roll for the action-
sports brand.
"Dresses in the U.S. are still
doing very well," she said.
"We'll continue to ride it out as
long as possible."
As for what's next,
Newman-Jarrett said that in
Australia, where the company
goes to gauge emerging surf-ap-
parel trends, there are signs that
young women may be gravitat-

ing to shorts, rather than skirts.
Whether its pants, skirts or
shorts in the wings, apparel
makers and retailers say women
tend to buy two tops for every
bottom they purchase.
"Average unit retail will
probably go down because a
dress is higher priced than a
skirt or top; but if women are
redoing their wardrobes
they'll buy more than one
skirt (and more tops) so units
are likely to go up," said

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A buyer looks at dresses on display at the Magic Marketplace trade show, where buyers
book orders for goods for Spring 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada August 29, 2007. REUTERS/

Invites proposals from interested firms to lease and operate the former AMC/Everton facilities (formerly
Bermine) or any portion thereof.

The Everton Facility is located on the eastern bank of the Berbice River. It is accessible by an all weather road
and is about 8 km (5 miles) from New Amsterdam. The land area of the Facility is 23 hectares (57 acres). The
Facility is relatively spacious, flat, well drained and is not affected by floods. Its internal and external functional
drainage networks have been quite effective over the years.

The facility allows for:

1) Wharf Facilities for ocean going and smaller vessels (berthing length of 800 feet);
2) Equipmentforloading and off loading ships/barges:
a. Derrick- bucket capacity of 2.2 Metric Tonnes (MT) and a cycle swing of 35 seconds;
b. Grab Crane-bucket capacity of 12 MT and a cycle time of 55 seconds;
3) Warehousing facilities; covered, dried product storage capacity of up to 45,000 MT of material and
stockpile grounds;
4) Workshops with machining equipment;
5) Drying facilities with interconnecting conveyor system to and from dryers and storage buildings;
6) Calcination facilities (not currently functional but last used in 1998 to calcine bauxite material;
7) Generators to supply power of up to 1.2 MW and a well with related water treatment facilities of up to
300 gal/minute of treated water;
8) Two flat concrete office buildings.


Interested persons must register with NICIL and pay a Registration fee of G$5,000.00.(five thousand dollars).
Upon Registration the following will be provided:-

1) A Letter of Authority to visit the premises.
2) An Information Memorandum containing details of the facility
3) ARequestfor Proposals (RFP Document)
4) Copy ofAdvertisement

Proposals must be submitted to NICIL not later than September 21,2007 at 14:00 hours.

For a..iii j, na information please contact:

The Executive Director
126 Barrack Street
Kingston, Georgetown
Tel. 592-225-6339

9 1 2007. 1255 AM


bans pay and

price rises

(BBC News) Zimbabwean President Robert Muga; 'tas
banned all pay rises and price Increases in a new i to
curb the country's runaway inflation.
With Zimbabwe's annual inflation now at more than
7,600% the highest in the world the latest move was an-
nounced by the state-run Herald newspaper.
Anyone who breaks the freeze, which applies for six

(Continued on page XX-

xx SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 1, 2007



second set

, triplets

B( BC News) A woman o

has given birth to her second
set of triplets.

Invitation for Bids

Republic Of Guyana
Supply & Delivery of Laboratory Equipment
ICB No: WBIGO/07/1CB/002

1. The Republic of Guyana has received a Grant from the International
Development Association toward the cost of the H IV/AIDS Prevention & Control
Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the
Contract for the Supply & Delivery of Laboratory Equipment ICB No:

2. The Ministry of Health, through the Health Sector Development Units now
invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Supply & Delivery of
Laboratory Equipment.

3 Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and
IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the

4 Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Health Sector
Development Unit, Attention Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer at email and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below
from 9.00am -4.00pm local time.

5. Qualifications requirements include: Financial Capability, legal and other
requirements. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

6. A complete set ofBidding Documents 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 one hundred United States dollars (U S$100) or twenty thousand Guyana
dollars (G$20.000). The method of payment will be by certified cheque. The Bidding
Documents will be sent by email.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9.00am local time on
October 16, 2007. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the
bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at 9.00am local time on October 16,
2007. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of thirteen thousand, six hundred
United States dollars (US$13,600) or two million, seven hundred and twenty thousand
Guyana dollars (G$2.720,000).

8. The addresses) referred to above is: For purchase of bidding document and
bid clarification purposes:

The Executive Director
Attn: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo
Procurement Officer
Address: Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Tel: 592-225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 592-225-6559
Email: psookdeo(

For bid submission:
The Chairman
National Board for Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Urquhart Street
Te: 592-223-7041
Fax: 225-6559

Victoria Lasita and her hus-
band Tim conceived both sets
naturally, without fertility treat-
ments that increase the chance
of multiple pregnancies.
"Holy smokes. Do you
know what the odds of that
are?" fertility expert Dr Glen
Hofmann told the Cincinnati
The chances of conceiving
one set of triplets naturally
were about one in 8,000, mak-
ing the odds of having them
twice about one in 64 million,
he said.
Having triplets once did
not affect the chances of hav-
ing triplets a second time,
added Dr Hofmann, medical
director of the Bethesda Cen-
ter for Reproductive Health
and Fertility.
Casey Alexander was the
first born at 1357 local time on
Wednesday at just 41b 2.5oz
(about 1.9kg).
He was followed by Caden
Bradley, at 41b 13.5oz (about
2.2kg) and Carson Charles, at
41b 9.5oz (just over 2kg).
Their father, Tim, who wit-
nessed the Caesarean birth, said:
"Everybody seems to be doing
He said it was still too early
to know when the babies will
be ready to go home and join
their older siblings, Jessica,
Jillian and Brian, who will soon
turn four.

The Lasitas have been mar-
ried six years and have three
grown children from previous
But they decided they'd
like "one more" after the birth
of the triplets.
"I guess we should have
been more specific and said one


more child, not one more set,"
Victoria said.
The Lasitas will be chang-
ing about 150 nappies a week
for the new triplets.
Victoria said: "You take
what God gives you. And this
is what he's decided we can

Mugabe bans pay ...

iFrom page XLX)
months, will get a jail sentence of up to the same length.
Shops have previously been lold to cut price. but most have
little lo sell.
"No one in private or public sectors can now raise salaries, wages.
rents. service charges pnces and school fees.. said the Herald.
The changes ha\e been made by Mr Mugabe without going
before the Zimbabwean parliament.
The decree has to be confirmed within si months to remain
in force.
Any pay increases can now only be authorized by the
government's Natonal Incomes And Pnces Commission, which
the president heads.
"The net effect of the charges will be to push inflation down
since all increases will be by less than the current inflation rale."
added the Herald.
Independent Harare-based economi't John Robertson said
the latest move was a result of plummeung government revenues
"I just wonder hen they will try and reverse the laws of
gravity, because this does not workk" he said.
Mr Robertson also questioned whether the country's armed
forces which hate so far been loyal to MNr Mugabe would
accept the pay freeze
Other analysis predicted that the wage and pnces freeze
would be impossible for the government to implement.
Once the bread basket of southern Africa. Zimbabwe's
economy is now in cnsis.
The economic woes date back to 2000, when the gov-
ernment and its supporters began to forcibly seize white-
owned farms.

Victoria and her husband Tim with their three-year-old

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rates 'on the

(BBC News) Rates of incur-
able lung disease are higher
than previously thought, a
study across 12 countries
Tests in almost 9,500
adults aged overi40 found one
in 10 had chronic obstructive
respiratory disease (COPD),
which causes breathing difficul-
Rates are set to rise further
as the population ages, re-
ported the US researchers in the
Lancet study.
COPD is currently the fifth
leading cause of death world-
wide but is set to become the
third leading cause by 2020.
COPD is an umbrella term
for a range of conditions includ-
ing chronic bronchitis and em-
There are an estimated two
million people in the UK who
have COPD but have not been
Researchers from Oregon
Health and Science University

carried out spirometry tests to
measure breathing in individuals
from 12 countries.
They found 11.8% of men
and 8.5% of women had moder-
ate or higher stage COPD more
than has been reported in other
There was also a strong link
with age with the risk of the dis-
ease almost doubling with every
10 years over the age of 40.
Smoking is a major factor in
developing the disease and ex-
plains much of the difference
between rates in men and
But the researchers also
found a fairly high prevalence of
COPD in individuals who had
never smoked, which they said
raises questions about genetic
"This worldwide study
showed higher levels and more
advanced staging of
spirometrically confirmed
COPD than have typically been
reported," said study leader Dr
Sonia Buist.
Encouraging people to stop
smoking was becoming increas-
ingly important as people were
living longer, she concluded.

But she said because of
ageing populations "if every
smoker in the world were to
stop smoking today, the rates
of COPD would probably con-
tinue to increase for the next 20
A separate study in the
same issue of the Lancet found
that poor lung function shortly
after birth is associated with
poor lung function in early
Better understanding of
lung development in the womb
may help to prevent COPD in
later life, the researchers con-
Dame Helena Shovelton,
chief executive of the British
Lung Foundation said: "There
are people with COPD who
have never smoked and this re-
search shows that deprivation,
dust exposure and lung develop-
ment in the womb play a vital
role in causing the disease.
"The research also high-
lights how much more work
is needed to improve our un-
derstanding of how environ-
mental, socioeconomic and
other factors can cause

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Being motivated is all well and good, but it's important that you not let your dri\
for success lead you too far away from the people who love and support you. Today
you'll be given a choice between disappointing a loved one and saying no to an inte
testing opportunity. If you choose the opportunity, your loved one will understand
but how.much longer are you going to have them play second fiddle? Sooner or late:
they're going to demand your attention. Why wait for them to have to ask?

Despite the fact that you pride yourself on being totally in step with the latest fasb
ions and pop culture trends, you have a strong earthy and grounded side to you
personality and it will be guiding you throughout today. Instead of shopping, yo,
will be drawn to simple pleasures like gardening, hiking, or chatting with a friend. Th.
quieter places and people are what you should seek out right now. They will helix
you relax and feel more prepared for upcoming changes.

Your sense of politeness and propriety has been helping you get along with othce
people quite well for a long time, but it could also be holding you back in business
right now. Today, you're going to have to learn to walk the line between being easy it
get along with and getting stuff done. Be.bold, stick to your guns, and realize that ii
people are going to take things personally, you can't help that. True friends will stick
with you through whatever types of decisions you have to make.
That wild child inside of you may not feel like coming out today, but that's okay -
you can still have a heck of a good time letting your shy self dictate what kind ol
socializing you'll be doing. If you feel like sticking close to home and keeping things
low-key, then do so. You don't have to be out and about in orile? to enjoy yourself
Every once in a while, it's natural to want to.enjoy a quiet night alone, or just with
the one or two friends you love the most.

Any time you spend with children or younger adults will be very rewarding today -
it will give you a fresh infusion of new perspectives, which in turn will give you a
much stronger sense of what you want right now in your life: opportunity! Yimngei
people have a sense that anything is possible, and that is an attitude that youicould
use a giant dose of right now. Let yourself feel confident that if a door is opeind for
you, you'll be ready to step right in.

If you have a choice between love and money today, go for romance! Work opportu-
nities are like buses if you miss one, another one will be along soon enough. But
when you meet someone who really ignites a fire deep inside of you, youi'cannot
pass up the opportunity to get to know them a little bit better. Skip out 60 the rat
race today and see if the two of you can'get away somewhere to talk, share a new
experience or just enjoy a leisurely meal. /

Why are you so preoccupied with looking back at your past, when your future holds
so much promise?! There you are, wasting your time wondering whatever happened
to that lost love while a potential new love is practically right in front of you,
flapping their arms wildly in an attempt to get your attention! Turn and face front.
Look at where you are going, not where you have been. The view is a lot more pleas-
ant, and the possibilities are much more exciting!
You can channel your ambition in some interesting ways today. It doesn't always
have to be about striving to be the best, the fastest, the smartest or the richest person
around. Today, how about setting your sights instead on being the nicest, the most
thoughtful, the most honest or the most dependable person around? Reaching any of
those goals will enrich you just as much as reaching the typical ones will if not
more so. Reach out beyond your own needs, and you'll gain more.

If you give too much credence to too many viewpoints from too many people, you
will end up having your values redefined every single day. This could be good, but it
could also be somewhat problematic. You could end up getting whiplash from all the
mental back and forth. You can't move forward in life if you are too busy looking left
and right all the time. Today, just pick a way to go, and then stick with it.

Great days like this one don't come around too often, so enjoy it with your entire
being! Entertain as many of your senses as possible, and reach out into the world to
see what adventures or mischief you can become a part of. There won't be too much
demand for your time, so if you feel like going off and taking a nice long hike or
catching a movie matinee, do it! This is a great day to indulge yourself and ignore the
chores awaiting you at home.

The restrictions you're forced to work under today might be a hit challenging, but
they are also adding a lot of excitement to your life. You're in the right frame of mind
to see each obstacle you come across as a dare or even a double-dog-dare! You can
rise to any occasion right now, so have faith in your abilities, and do not take no for
an answer. They haven't seen half of the things that you are capable of, and now
might be the right time to start showing them proudly.
If you spend too much time trying to please your friends in high places, you run the
very real risk of neglecting the friends you have who aren't the biggest movers and
shakers around is that fair? Sure, you could say that life isn't fair, but in this
crazy world, isn't it nice to be able to find refuge with your friends? In friendships,
there should be no hierarchies. So treat all of them equally, and you will be treated as
an equal in return.
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XXII' SIAY CWAICi September 1, 2007

The Excerpt
The Christmas holidays had passed uneventfully for
Bita, who on account of Anty Nommy's condition
could not participate in any of the village amusements.
And so she had not been prompted by tea-meetings
this time.
Now at last Anty Nommy was convalescent enough
to sit on the veranda to take the morning sun. It did
not seem to her she had been ill so long, from the be-
ginning of the coffee-picking season all through the hot
December holidays until now the time of the annual
Harvest Festival.
Of all the celebrations that Christmas observance
had established among the people there was none that
seemed so significantly and simply beautiful (as if it
were a spontaneous outgrowth of their own social in-
stincts) as the Harvest Festival. Certainly it was not
such a formal affair as the annual missionary meeting,
when many preachers were brought together to orate
over the virtues and the necessity of subscribing to for-
eign and domestic missions; when the Negroes, prais-
ing God for their redemption from savagery, brought
in their envelopes to the Salvation Fund for the con-
version of heathen souls who had not had their good
fortune to escape from pagan and savage lands.
The Harvest Festival possessed something of the
spirit that prompted the peasants to lend working-days
to one another for the clearing of ground and the plant-
ing of crops and also for the time of heavy reaping.
The only difference was that the church was the cen-
tre of the Festival. And it was for the benefit of the
resident minister all the people bringing their gifts to-
gether into the church to make a glorious love offer-
ing. It seemed fitting that the Harvest Festival should
come in the early year after the heavy gathering and
sale of grain, mainly coffee and cocoa, and at the time
of full fruit. The BananaBottom Harvest Festival was
akin to an agricultural show except that no prizes were
given for the exhibitions. Yet how keen was the ri-
valry between the village folk to give of the best of their
first fruits.
Taken from BANANA BOTTOM by Claude

Answer the following questions:
1. What is the meaning of each word/phrase as it
is used in the passage? I) observance; ii) formal af-
fair; iii) peasants; iv) love offering
2. How much does the writer appreciate the hive
of activities for the Harvest Festival? What does he
think about the other two church activities?
: 3. Write a description of a church festival that has
aught your attention.
i`L As you write, communicate to V our reader some

Some circumstantial:
evidence is very strong,
as when you find a
trout in the milk.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU- (1817-1862) Joumal, 11 Nov.
1850 (pub. 1903)

dominant impression, such as the frenzy and willing-
ness of the church people planning for it (similar to that
found in the passage above, maybe).
Your flow of language should include appropriate
adjectives and adverbs as well as verbs that reinforce
the description of the situation you are attempting to

First Poem
Home Thoughts
Oh something just now must be happening there!
That suddenly and quiveringly here,
Amid the city noises, I must think
Of mangoes leaning to the river's brink,
And dexterous Davie climbing high above,
The gold fruits ebon-speckled to remove,
And toss them quickly in the tangled mass
Of wis-wis twisted round the guinea grass.
And Cyril coming through the bramble-track
A prize-bunch of bananas on his back;
And Georgie none could ever dive like him -
Throwing his scanty clothes for a swim;
And school-boys from Bridge-tunnel going home,
Watching the waters downward dash and foam.
This is a daytime dream, there's something in it,
Oh something's happening there this very minute!

1. Why has not the poet mentioned any unpleas-
ant memories? Is he being romantic and sentimental?
2. What do the words do to give pleasure in this
Writing: Let the poem above help you in your writ-
ing of a story on the topic, "Paul's Day Dream."

Mastering Writing
What have you mastered Well in your writing so far?
Check the pieces you have produced so far. Come
up with a fair view about your progress, and then re-
solve to keep developing and using more skills to im-
prove reader-interest.
Yes, behave like a good writer.
Do one of the following pieces of continuous writ-
ing. Make your own judgment in each case. Judge
according to how vividly you tell of your own sense
impressions and the details you put in. Ascertain your
range of readers.

Pieces to choose from:
1. Relate in writing something in which you partici-
pated that now bothers your conscience.
2. Make up and write a story entitled Thy peeped
at the Problem that They would like to discuss Face
to Face but couldn't.
a ^fair and accurate letter to the editor of a
ne out some matters affecting young people
inmyour mity.

After your draft remember to ask yourself
questions like the ones below:
1. Is my writing interesting?
2. Is it easy to follow?
3. What do I like best about it?
4. How can I make it better?

Second Poem
What makes people unsatisfied
is that they accept lies.
If people had courage, and refused lies
and found out what they really felt and really meant
and acted on it,
They would distil the essential oil out of every ex-
and like hazel nuts in autumn, at last
be sweet and sound.
And the young among the old
would be as the hazel-woods of September
nutting, gathering nuts of ripe experience.
As it is, all that the old can offer
is sour, bitter fruits, cankered by lies.
1. What is the story saying to youngsters?
2. Why do people accept lies in your estimation?
3. Give the meaning of each of the following:
a) distill the essential oil"
b) "like hazel nuts in autumn"
c) "nutting"
d) cankeredd"
4. Find one figure of speech and name it. How
essential is it to the poem?
5. Have you ever seen a hazel nut? Describe it to
6. Do you know another poem that talks about a
similar matter? Discuss its attributes with a study part-
7. Write a letter to a good friend telling him/her
about the message of the poem. Note the impact the
poem makes upon him/her when a reply arrives.

The Sentence
Reminder: A sentence is a complete thought.
Examine the following structures:
1. I finished my breakfast early yesterday morning.
2. Decided to call Sister Mary. (Non-sentence -
Missing subject)
3. A house next door to the blacksmith's shop.
(Non-sentence Missing predicate)
4. Good for you. (Non-sentence Missing sub-
ject and predicate)
5. When the fire goes out. (Non-sentence Miss-
ing main clause)

The Writing Process: Checking Unity
When you revise your writing, you can choose to
work with a peer critic. Together you can check for
unity where all sentences and details are made to help
support the maitnidea. .
A peer reviewer can .problems you may not be
able to see because you it'ig is so much in your
face. You can even choo e to leave the effort for a
day or two and then get back to it with freshness.

Checking Unity
1. Is my topic sentence tightly focused?
2. Do I have enough details?
3. Do I have any unrelated statements to eliminate?

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 1, 2007

By Robert Evans

GENEVA (Reuters) Spread-
ing deserts and degradation
of farm land due to climate
change will pose a serious
threat to food supplies for
the world's surging popula-
tion in coming years, a se-
nior United Nations scientist
warned on Friday.
M.V.K. Sivakumar of the
U.N.'s World Meteorological
Organisation (WMO) said the
crunch could come in just over
a decade as all continents see
more weather-related disasters
like heat waves, floods, land-
slides and wildfires.
"Should we worry about
land being degraded? Yes,"
Sivakumar, who leads the
WMO's agricultural meteorol-
ogy division, told a news con-
ference in Geneva.
"Today we feed the
present world population of 6.3
billion from the 11 per cent of
the land surface that can be
used for serious food produc-
tion. The question is: Will we
be able to feed the 8.2 billion
that we expect to populate the
globe in 2020 if even less land
is available for farming?," he
Africa, Latin America and
parts of Asia where the cli-
mate is already more extreme
and arid regions are common -
will be most affected as rainfall
declines and its timing becomes
less predictable, making-water
scarcely available, he said.
But Europe, particularly
around the Mediterranean,
would also suffer from heat
waves like those that this sum-
mer have led to devastating
fires in Greece.
Declining rainfall and
evaporation of water supplies
could also mean less was avail-
able for irrigation and for gen-
erating electricity for farm ma-
chinery, causing lower crop

Sivakmnar said that in some
regions the spread of deserts and
the salination of once arable land
was already well under way. In
the future it would be most
widespread in drier areas of
Latin America, including in fann-
ing giant Brazil.
In Africa. increasing climate
variability would create major
problems for farmers, who are
likely to see their growing sea-
sons getting shorter and crop
yields cut, especially in areas
near already arid and semi-arid
Sivakumar, speaking.on the
eve of a U.N. conference on de-
sertification in Madrid from
September 3-14, said it was vi-
tal for the international commu-
nity to help put innovative and
adaptive land-management prac-
tices into action.
'These should be targeted
at preserving land and water
resources. But a return to
mixing crops, rather than fo-
cusing on single-crop produc-
tion based on intensive use of
fertilizers, could also help
face the challenge, he said.

(BBC News) Images high-
lighting the dangers of smok-
ing will be printed on all to-
bacco products sold in the UK
by the end of 2009, under
regulations being set out.
Manufacturers will have to
start complying from October
next year.
After a public consultation
15 images, including ones of
diseased lungs, have been cho-
sen to accompany text warn-
ings about lung cancer and heart
Anti-smoking campaigners
welcomed the move but smok-
ers' lobby group Forest said
they were being victimisedd".
Health Secretary Alan
Johnson told BBC News there
was evidence from other coun-
tries that the new images would
help people quit.
"We do think it will help
the number of people, who want
to give up to smoking the vast
majority of smokers want to
give up and this will give them
an extra push," he said.

The graphic adverts come
just over a month before the
minimum age for buying to-
bacco in England and Wales in-
creases from 16 to 18, bringing
it in line with alcohol.
As well as publishing the
legislation on Wednesday, the
Department of Health will un-
veil the 15 images chosen from
an original list of 40 that are
to be used.
The government promised
it would introduce picture warn-
ings on cigarette packets in its
public health white paper in
2004 and in recent years the Eu-
ropean Commission has been
urging member countries to do
so as well.
The UK is the first EU
country to publish the pictures
on all tobacco products.
Under the new rules, it is
expected that cigarette packs
with written warnings only will
not be allowed on sale past
September 30 next year.
For other tobacco packets,
the deadline will be September

30 2009.
Ministers have said the cur-
rent system of written warnings
has become less effective.
Other countries such as
Canada and Brazil have already
introduced picture warnings and
research shows it has been ef-
fective in raising awareness
about the risks associated with
A study by Canada's Uni-
versity of Waterloo earlier this
year found that 15% of Cana-
dian smokers had been deterred
from having a cigarette more
than double the rate in Austra-
lia and the US which had text
warnings at the time of the re-
Amanda Sandford, from
anti-smoking campaigners Ash,
said she hoped the chosen im-
ages would be as graphic as pos-
"Evidence from interna-
tional studies is that the stron-
ger warnings are better." she
But Neil Rafferty, a

DNA science moves from crime world to art world

By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) A
simple swab of saliva and cells
from inside a mouth can solve
crimes and determine parent-
hood, but DNA is now also
gaining popularity as art.
With clean lines and geo-
metrical patterns, the modern art
look of genetic profiles has
sparked a growing trend for
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid,
portraits possibly the most
unique picture of a person that
they could hang on their walls.
"We're in an eraof mass per-
sonalization from jeans to
shoes to cars," said Adrian

Salamunovic, of Canadian-based
DNA 11. "There's also a huge
explosion of interest in forensics,
CSI (Crime Scene Investigation
television series) and DNA."
The New York version of
the popular crime drama, CSI:
NY, even used a piece of DNA
11 art in a recent episode where
a suspect was caught after her
DNA portrait was matched to a
crime without the need for a
But Salamunovic who
likened DNA art to the work of
Latvian-born U.S. abstract im-
pressionist painter Mark
Rothko said this could never
actually happen in real life.

"By the time the DNA is
extracted and sent to us as a
digital file it doesn't have any
forensic \alue It's a beautiful
image. it's a unique signature,
but there's no scientific data in
it," he said.
The human genetic code
amounts to a 3 billion letter
DNA book. but only one-tenth
of 1 percent of DNA differs
from one person to the next.
DNA is used to solve
crimes, identify bodies, and to
determine paternity and can be
extracted from samples of
blood, bone, hair and other body
tissues, but it is typically taken

from a swab of the cheek inside
a person's mouth. It is a
goldmine for scientists develop-
ing everything from vaccines to
DNA 11 art has become one
of the best-selling products at
New York's Museum of Mod-
ern Art store. A person's DNA
profile is printed on to a
coloured canvas chosen at
Salamunovic said that
since the company started in
2005, thousands of prints have
been sold in 52 countries and
demand for the portraits, which
start at $390, was growing at
about 20 percent a month.

spokesman for smoker lobby
group Forest. described :he ini-
tiative as the victimsi: ion" of
"You could consiiuct ex-
actly the same argument for
placing graphic images on
bottles of alcohol, but because
most people like to drink alco-
hol, the government doesn't
want to offend the maj )rity.
"The government are bully-
ing smokers simply because
they can get away with it."
Adam Kirby of advertising
agency Saatchi and Saitchi told
BBC Radio 4's Todax that he
was particularly "rexvoted" by
the images of rotten teeth.
which looked like "broken
"I think itAvorks \\ ith some
people some of the iime," he
said. "But there's a hardcore of
smokers who say 'yes. yes but
I'm going to put my head in the
Professor Robert West of
Cancer Research UK estimated
between 5,000 10,000 people
would stop smoking as a result
of the adverts, saving around
2,500 lives a.year.
But he said increasing the
cost of smoking would make the
biggest difference, particularly
to the poorest sections of soci-
"The government is facing
a huge smuggling problem,"
he said. "Smuggled tobacco is
half the price of a regular pack
and 40% of tobacco is
smuggled, mostly rolled to-
"We need to bear down on
that as much as we can."
The legislation comes
weeks after England came
into line with the rest of the
UK by banning smoking in
enclosed public places, in-
cluding pubs and restau-


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Welcome to the 466"' edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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1 cup sugar

2 egg'. .i room temperature
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3 medium-large \er npe banannu i I cup
cup sour cream

Heat the oven to 325. Line a 5- by 9-inch loaf pan, preferably one with a light interior, with enough
waxed paper to drape over the long sides. This will make the baked bread a cinch to remove and the
pan easy to clean. Set the pan aside. Sift together the flour, Champion Baking Powder, baking
soda, and salt into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, cream the butter using an electric mixer.
Gradually add the sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary Add the eggs one at a
time. beating well after each addition Next. add the anilla extract and blend bnell Set both
bow Is aside Peel the bananas and place them in a separate bow I. Mash them with a firk or a potato
masher and measure out I cup. Add the sour cream and stir to blend Set the bow I aside Using a
wooden spoon, blend a third of the dr. mixture into die butter-sugar mixture. Add the rest of the
ingredients in ilus order, stmni rnuell after each addition half of the banana mixture, half of the
remaining dr, mature. the rest of the banana mixture. the rct ofl'he dr' mixture. Scrape the bailer
into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spoon Bake on the center oven rack until a lester
inserted deep into the center of the bread comes out clean, :bout "O0 io 75 minutes Transfer the bread
to a cooling rack and cool it in the pan for about 20 minutes Using the %\axed paper. lift the bread
from the pan and place it on the rack Pull down the sides of the paper and allow the bread to cool
thoroughly before slicing. Makes 10 or more serving.

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LOS ANGELES (Reutbrs) -
Victoria Beckham has landed
her first acting role ou
prime-time U.S. televise;
appearing as herself it
episode of the popular co.
edy "Ugly Betty," the !? :
broadcast network saiAd ._i
Beckham, the fashionista
wife of English soccer player
David Beckham, will play a ce-
lebrity bridesmaid in an episode
of the popular show based on
life at a fashion magazine. The
episode will be filmed in the au-
The "Posh" member of the
reunited Spice Girls British
pop group arrived in Los
Angeles in July in a me-
dia blitz as her hus-
band began a fi\e-
year contract h % h
the Los Angeles Gal-
as\ soccer team .'
\ortfh $2531 million
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Beckham insisted
she had nro desire to



..* ch a Hollywood c~ eer as an
actress saying she was devoted
to expanding her fashion line,
!Vb Style. Earlier this month,
publishers acquired rights
Sher UK best-selling style
guide "That Extra Half an Inch"
a reference to her love of
high heels.
But the Beckhams have
struggled to establish them-
selves in the United States as
the mega stars they were in Eu-
Victoria Beckham's real-
ity TV special chronicling
her move to California and
intended to showcase her hu-
mor and personality
backfired amid
mediocre ral-
ings and
damning re-
views. David
Beckham has.
Been dogged
, by injuries
S that haae kept
i him on the
bench for much
of his two months
with the Gala\%.

Salman surrenders

before Jodhpur Court
Boll'ouood l'ler Jodhpur Session Court issued a non-bail-
able warrant atninst Salman Khan, the actor decided to sur-
render hiniell before Court. He left for Jodhpur Frida3.
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m111 i ..d1hputi HI , in Mumbai uhen the h ee,,iun z courn i
JoLllpur i.Untr.i \ T Salnian to' pri.orn, for the 19 p..aching case
A leanii tHn lic' Idhpur police reprnedl) left t execute
the warrant. Salman traveled by Jet airways with his brother,
Sohail Khan. The Jodhpur police arrested him from the airport.
Salman's lawyers had informed that they would file a
revision petition in the Rajasthan High Court, seeking sus-
pension of the five year sentence and the hearing of his
case on priority.

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Shilpa to launch her

own production house
Bollywood Shilpa Shetty will launch her ow n production
house "S2 Productions' to make her DVD video on Yoga this
month. To be shot from August-end for a week at the backwa-
ters in Kerala. the Yoga DVD video, spanning two hours, will
be directed by Manish Jha [of the critically acclaimed
MATRUBHOOMI and ANWAR famel. While Arghya Lahiri
is writing the script for the video, the camerawork will be
handled by Englishman Jamie Sowlds.
The DVD video will concentrate on Yoga. fitness and
lifestyle and will be available in U.K. and Dubai to begin with.
The distribution network is being finalized. To go v .th the mood
and feel of the Yoga DVD, the package will also contain a free
separate lounge music CD with tunes composed by Pankaj



Darling is a thriller with an

element of cmedy in it

Esha bDeol
Bollywood "I call my pet dog as darling. It's a nice name,"
says Esha leol as she got into an:inimated conversation with
IndiaFM about her next film Darling where she is playing
Fardeen Khan's lbve interest on-tlih-sly. "People who are hav-
ing an affair obviously have a lot of passion and lots of ro-
mance," she says and laughs uproariously. If the promos of
the film ary anything to go by, then this Deol scion has a meaty
role up het sleeve that may very well showcase her acting tal-
ents. Let's not waste any more time and dig into some straight-
talking... ,
What is Darling all about?
Darling is a thriller with an element of comedy in it. In the
film, I'mi playing'this girl Geeta iwho is Fardeen's secretary.
They are having an affair. Due to, some unfortunate incident
the poor girl dies. But she has a lot of unfinished work left on
earth so she comes back as an unsatisfied soul.

Letterman to appear on 'Oprah'

Feud? What feud?
Reuters- David Letterman will make his first
appearance on "The.Oprah Winfrey Show" next
month, another sign the talk-show titans have
buried the hatchet after a rift that lasted more
than a decade.
Letterman will tape the interview, a rare ap-
pearance on someone else's show, on Sept. 10 at
Madison Square Garden in New York, Winfrey's
production company announced Wednesday.
Their reconciliation began i 2I i ,nhen
Winfrey appeared on CBS' "La-: ,In. ih
David Letterman." It was Winfre, I Ilr-I ,uesi
appearance with Letterman, thou h hi li,~ce
appeared on his NBC show before, Iic cimic
jumped networks in 1993.

Letterman frequently joked about
Winfrey, and she rejected repeated offers to
appear on his program. In 2003, Winfrey told
Time magazine she wouldn't appear with
Letterman because she had been "completely
uncomfortable" as the target of his jokes.
When Winfrey appeared on Letterman'~e
show two years ago, she told him, "I want
you to know, it's really over, whatever you
thought was happening." Letterman re-
spondedJ J iru I ure itI' o\er"'
The nation.lls syndicated sho" %ill
appear li'e in some markets and will be
rebroadcast in other,. said a spokeswoman
for Winfre'Cs Chicago-based Harpo Pro-
ductions Inc. studios.


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