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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]
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v. : ill. ; 45 cm.


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

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Critical review of

country's main sectors

focus of Cabinet retreat
D r. Luncheon With one year in the new term of ihe People's Progressive Party /Civic completed, the
Administration is reviewing its policies and programmes of the country's ... Page three

Over 150 more
students to
benefit from
Page two
ERC: a new
lease on life

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007

ERC: a new lease on life

The Ethnic Relations Com-
mission has a new lease on
life following a decision taken
by Head of State President
Bharrat .agdeo to allow the
Commission to continue be-
yond its August 31 lifespan.
The Head of State last
Thursday met ERC Chairman
Bishop Juan Edghill and repre-
sentatives of the various con-
stituencies responsible for the
appointment of Commissioners
at Office of the President.
"The Chairman indicated
that the current ERC Commis-
sioners all volunteered and were
prepared to continue to function
based on the President's deci-
sion. At the meeting the repre-
sentatives of the bodies there
unanimously endorsed the exten-
sion of the life of the body until
its replacement by Parliament."
This was revealed by Head of
the Presidential Secretariat and
Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Lun-

cheon yesterday at a special press
conference at the RCA Channel 8
television station in Region 2.
Dr. Luncheon explained
that the Head of State's inten-
tion to act on the matter is
based on both the basis of the
Parliamentary resolution, his
own understanding of necessity.
and definitely influenced by the
assertive position taken by the
entire body of representatives at
that meeting.
He further stated. "Impor-
tantly. the Commissioners of
the ERC can now feel that
they would not be exposed to
criticisms, recrimination, as
they realize that the body re-
sponsible for nominations
should resolutely be behind
them in continuing the work ob-
viously cherished by those bod-
ies responsible for them being
on the Commission."
The ERC is a Constitu-
tional body established as an

undertaking by the
Herdmansion Accord and b)
Constitutional Amendment (#2)
Act of 2000 and assented to by
the President on August I1,
ERC's functions include:
providing equality of opportu-
nity between persons of differ-
ent ethnic groups and promot-
ing harmony; promoting the
elimination of all forms of dis-

crimination on the basis of
ethnicity: discouraging and pro-
hibiting persons, institutions.
political parties and associates
from indulging in. advocating or
promoting discriminatory prac-
tices on the ground of ethnicity:
promoting educational and
training programmes and re-
search projects which provide
for and encourage ethnic peace
and harmony: and promoting

arbitration, conciliation, media-
tion and like forms of dispute
resolution in order to secure
ethnic harmony and peace
among other critical functions.
In his speech to mark the
formal swearing of the
ERC's Commissioners on
May 2, 2002, the Head of
State said 'The Commission
holds forth a great promise
and, in the context of the si-

multaneous operation of thn
Rights Commission, come
close to ensuring that our so
city would be more cohesive
as social bonds are strength
ened by the focus and atten-
tion of those Constitution
Bodies. However, laws and in-
stitutions are no substitute for
the goodwill and kindness
that dwell in the hearts of alf
our people." (GINA)

Over 150 more students to benefit from

Guyana/Cuba scholarship programme

Over 150 students will this
year have an opportunity to
further their studies through
the Guyana/Cuba special
scholarship programme.
This was revealed by Head

of the Presidential Secretariat
and Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger
Luncheon yesterday at a special
press conference at the RCA
Channel 8 television station in
Region 2.

"Guyanese parents will
soon be bidding farewell to an-
other batch of scholarship
awardees, this time in excess of
150 of their offspring prepar-
ing to go to Cuba to begin train-

ing in the academic year 2007-
According to the Cabinet
Secretary 100 students will pur
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Over 150 more ...
(From page two)
sue studies in the medical field. 25 in engineering and 24 in
agricultural science. An additional six students will join them
under the CARICOM/ Cuba agreement.
According to tradition, the Office of the President will host
an orientation function where the awardees and their parents.
government officials and representatives from the Embassy of
the Republic of Cuba. "will engage in an attempt to brief the
students and their parents on the realities in Cuba as they get
ready to face this important phase in their life."
Under the scholarship programme, these students are nor-
inally given a stipend of CAN $50 per month, while the Cuban
Government provides free tuition, meals and accommodation. A
Students' Affairs Officer, who is employed by the Government
of Guyana, will take care of the students while they are in Cuba.
During a visit in 2001 to Spanish-speaking Cuba Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo secured scholarships from President Fi-
del Castro for Guyanese students under the Guyana/Cuba Joint
Commission. The first batch of 117 beneficiaries of the
programme began their studies in Cuba one year later
The programme is being administered locally by the
Office of the President and the Public Service Ministry.

President Bharrat Jagdeo and Cabinet in conference at Lake Mainstay Resort in region 2 last evening HIGH COMMISSION

Critical review of country's main MINIS OF ULTUEUTH ND SPOR

sectors focus of Cabinet retreat i. rcii

Mainstay, Region 2, GINA -
With one year in the new
term of the People's Progres-
sive Party /Civic completed,
the Administration is review-
ing its policies and
programmes of the country's
main sectors during a two-day
Cabinet retreat.
Head of the Presidential Sec-
retariat and Cabinet Secretary
Dr. Roger Luncheon, while in
the Region took the opportu-
nity to host his usual post-Cabi-
net media briefing via the RCA
Channel 8.
The retreat, Dr. Luncheon
said. "is intended to provide

Cabinet with an opportunity to
critically examine the current as
well as the future prospects in
the main sectors. A cross-cutting
perspective for this critical re-
view would be government effec-
tiveness, particularly improving
government's effectiveness that
will be both in terms of choices
and the implementation of
programmes and policies."
The Cabinet Secretary said
the main focus of the retreat
will be on the social sector
(health and education), the fi-
nancial sector (economy), the
justice and security sectors and

He said, "Over the past
month Cabinet has had sectoral
presentations and discussions
leading up to preparations for
the retreat. Those activities
have provided an important
background to the planned en-

At Mainstay, President
Jagdeo and his Cabinet were in-
volved in a lively game of vol-
leyball in the lateafternoon af-
ter which they resumed discus-
sions until late in the evening.
The retreat is expected to
conclude today.

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Bin Laden video may signal


LONDON (Reuters) Aban-
doning his Kalashnikov and
dyeing his beard from grey to
black, Osama bin Laden pre-
sents a new image to the
world in a video that makes
no specific threats but may be
a signal for new al Qaeda at-
In a half-hour address re-
leased four days before the

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sixth anniversary of the Septem-
ber II attacks on the United
States. bin Laden lurched be-
tween history lesson and ser-
mon, urging Americans to ditch
capitalist democracy and em-
brace Islam if they want to end
the war in Iraq.
Despite its lack of specific
warnings, several security ana-
lysts said bin Laden's first video
for nearly three years could be

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launch new strikes.
"Osama's call to the Ameri-
cans to convert to Islam is in-
dicative of an al Qacda attack on
U.S. targets. Before the Prophet
(Mohammad) attacked his en-
emies he urged his opponents to
embrace Islam," Rohan
Gunaratna, a leading authority
on militant Islamism, told
"Osama is presenting
Koranic injunctions before plan-
ning to attack."
Abdel Bari Atwan, London-
based editor-in-chief of the Ara-
bic newspaper al-Quds, said:
"Maybe this is a warning that
an attack could happen soon ...
This is a sort of rallying video.
Maybe there is a message to his
followers: go ahead and do what
you want to do."
Atwan, who has inter-
viewed bin Laden, said the video
marked a significant shift in the
al Qaeda leader's style and im-
By trimming and dyeing his
beard and ditching his military
camouflage jacket for Arabic
robes, bin Laden was trying to
portray himself as a new, ma-
ture figure the spiritual'leader
of al Qaeda, Atwan said.
Others said the makeover
was bizarre.
"It makes him, a man who
claims he wants to be a martyr,
look vain and ridiculous," said

M.J. Gohel of the Asia-Pacific
Foundation. a London think-
Bin Laden did not explain
his long silence, which had
prompted speculation he was
too sick or too tightly holed up

But Mohamed el-Sayed
Said. deputy director of the
Ahram Centre for Political and
Strategic Studies in Cairo. said
the video, despite the lack of
specific warnings, was "much
more threatening this time".

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden speaks in a video
released on a web site September 7, 2007. REUTERS/SITE
Intelligence Group/Handout

in a hiding place somewhere
along the Pakistan-Afghan-bor-
der to be able to make and
smuggle out a message.
Amr El-Choubaki, a Cairo-
based expert on Islamist move-
ments, said the call for the
United States to convert to Is-
lam was a sign he was not in a
position to name more achiev-
able objectives.
"It's clear his influence
within the al Qaeda organization
... is now limited," he said.

"It's confident, it uses
iconic language that suggests,
'I'm commissioned to wage an
unending war against you, and
the only way to get peace is to
convert to Islam'," he said.
"He's in a state of battle, a
state of constant, unending war
until he Islamislslamizeses the
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Qaeda-linked Web site which
carried the video warned right



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after it was released of a new at-
"May America and its ty-
rants fail. The coming strike is
inevitable. God willing." wrote
the moderator of the al-Ekhlaas
site, who calls himself "Lover
of Terror" and posted the mes-
sage on Friday announcing the
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Bin Laden's address con-
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politics and the wars in Iraq and
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Arab security analysts
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lined the evolution of al
Qaeda from a centralized sys-
tem to a loose, horizontal
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led by local commanders.
Saudi analyst Fares bin
Houzam said the video was
just meant to show bin
Laden was still the leader
of al Qaeda. "I am 100 per-
cent sure that this man has
no power to plan (for al
Qaeda). He is just giving
signals to his followers
around the world."


SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007

F~l~jle iV VW

PM scores poorly

Patrick Manning has re-
ceived what could be con-
strued as a failed grade as
Prime Minister.
This is the finding of the
same poll, which, it is felt.
caused Diane Scukeran to drop
out. or be pushed out. of the
race for the San Fernando West
constituency in the upcoming
general election. The poll was
commissioned by Manning
himself to determine the perfor-
mance of his MPs.
Seukeran. current MP for
the constituency, in fact
emerged as a more likeable per-
son than Manning in the Bill
Johnson poll conducted in San
Fernando West.
Of those polled. 45 per
cent said they had a favourable
opinion of her, 30 per cent
found her unfavourable and 25
per cent were not sure or could
not identify her.
But asked the same ques-
tion about Manning. 39 per cent
found him favourable. 44 per
cent said he was unfavorable
and 17 per cent of those polled

iN re "not sure".
'When it came to his job as
Prime Minister. 36 per cent ap-
proved of how he \was perform-
ing. 52 per cent disapproved.
while those not sure totalled 12
per cent.
Asked whether Manning
should be re-elected as Prime
Minister. 38 per cent said
"yes" but 51 per cent said
"someone else" should be
elected. The "don't knows"
stood at 11 per cent.
When he addressed the
People's National Movement's
special convention at Bon Air
High School. Arouca. last week-
end, Manning indicated that he
fell short in the poll, which he
said he was using to boot out
MPs who scored badly from
contesting the election.
He also said the results of
his San Fernando East seat were
"not all that complimentary, but
I want to tell you much of it is
complimentary". The results of
the poll for his constituency
have not been made public.
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West constituents polled, it was

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found Manning comparedd to
Ihc UNC Alliance's Basdeo
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Thirty-six per cent gave
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THE CHANGE in government in Kingston has signifi-
cance for more than Jamaica. Most certainly also for
CARICOM of which it was a founding member back
in 1973 under the leadership of then Prime Minister
Michael Manley.
From all credible reports out of Kingston, last
Monday's general election that resulted in defeat for
*the incumbent People's National Party (PNP)
and victory for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) with a
comparatively slender majority was officially endorsed

by local, regional and international observers as free and
The mind-blowing crime scene, with an average of
1,200 gun-related murders a year, has often dominated
the news and seriously tarnished the image of a Com-
munity partner that has been overcoming major social
and economic hurdles, against all odds.
Both the governing PNP and the opposition JLP took
a commendable position for this year's general election
by firmly denouncing political violence and steering the
campaign away from any involvement with known drug
lords and gun-runners whose influence had previously
posed severe threats to freedom of the ballot box..
Outgoing Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, who
waged a clean and courageous campaign as leader of
the PNP-the first woman to have had that singular
honour in the history of Jamaican politics-has nothing
to be ashamed of in the leadership she offered during
18 months as head of government.
But it is the man of the moment, the JLP's leader
Bruce Golding, who is now at centre stage and on whose
shoulders rests the challenge of new leadership for the
next five years, providing current uncertainties over par-
liamentary seats are soon overcome.
Golding's rise to the leadership of the JLP and now
head of government point to his capacity to overcome
stern challenges. It is a quality that would be further
tested once the nation settles down under his leader-
Also to be tested would be his commitment to
CARICQM as an economic integration movement on its
way to the creation of a seamless regional economy.
We have no doubt that his Community counterparts

would be looking forward to a discussion with him a
their coming meeting this Saturday in Port-of-Spain fo
the first-ever CARICOM Health Summit
The forward movement of the single economy di
mension of the CSME with Jamaica's support would be
very much a focus of attention of Community leaders
now that a JLP administration will officially be in placo
later this week. Our congratulations and best wishes t(
Mr. Golding and his coming administration.
At the same time, we record our shared grief over
the passing on Friday night of Prime Minister Sir John
Compton of St. Lucia after a prolonged illness.
He would be remembered as one of the most en-
during political leaders of that Eastern Caribbean state
with a firm commitment to democratic values. To Lad)
Compton and all members of the family we extend
on behalf of our readers, deepest condolence.

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AFTER THE see-saw of
changing number of won
seats within three days, the
expected confirmation of a
change in government in Ja-
maica, finally came on
Thursday from Director
of Elections Danville Walker.
As police were probing
threats to Walker's life following
announcements of preliminary
election results of an original
31-29 for the Jamaica
Labour Party-finally to change
in official recounts to a six-seat
33-27 majority-Bruce Golding
was preparing to take the
oath as new Prime Minister on
Tuesday afternoon.
A 60-year-old economist to
lead the JLP, for the first
time, into a victorious general
election, Golding would be
Jamaica's eight Prime Minister
since Independence in 1962.
He would be heading a gov-
ernment from Wednesday with
the lowest percentage of popu-
lar votes-approximately half
of one percent-and the small-
est, though quite workable, par-
liamentary majority of six in the
60-member House of Represen-
The incumbent People's
National Party (PNP), led by a
woman for the first time into a
national election-Portia
Cimpson-Miller-could take
comfort from the fact that
though defeated it was most
certainly not disgraced.
Indeed. with variations in

declared preliminary and official
counts in at least five constitu-
encies and involving, below 50
votes, the PNP came near to re-
taining an unprecedented fifth
consecutive term in government.
Post-electiop analyses
would reveal that the Jamaican
electorate not only voted for a
change in government last Mon-
They also seemed
anxious to remind the country's
two traditional handlers of state
power (PNP and JLP) to get
their acts together for a new po-
litical culture in meaningful co-
operation-in the national inter-
A quick reading of the re-
sults of both the 2002 general
election and that of Monday's,
suggests that this mood for
qualitative change in the gover-
nance politics of Jamaica may
have been evident in the out-
come of the last election-but
even more strongly expressed
with last week's change in
favour of the JLP.
It would be to the credit of
both new Prime Minister
Golding. and new Opposition
Leader. Simpson-Miller. to
demonstrate-by what they
DO-their own appreciation of
the meaning of the electorate's
verdict when the opportunities
present themselves for "con-
structive engagement".
Interpretations of the elec-
tion results for 2002 and 2007
would undoubtedly vary-and

not only by the strategists
doctors and leading deci
makers of both parties.
However, an objective
sessment of the verdicts
ered by the electorate at
two elections in five yea
pears to point the following
A disturbing level of
ring boycotts of the poll
most forty percent of regi
voters; and, second,
unmistakable cry for acti
deal with the very sharp
cal divisions that the w
takes-all Westminster mod
cated in a first-past-the
electoral system, cannot
In 2002 when, under
leadership of P.J. Patterso
PNP retained state power
unprecedented fourth te
did so with an eight
majority and a five percent
or 37.027 more votes thai
cast for the JLP's 26 seal
tal voter turnout then wa
percent or 734,628.
For Monday's ele
with a significantly revised
oral roll standing at 1.3 n
including some 50,00(
voters, the change in go
ment came with the JLP
ing 33 of the 60 constitu
to the PNP's 27-a six-se
jority after the initial nail
declaration of a two-sea
That's one aspect
the political picture. Ar



spin significant factor not to be over-
ision- looked is that while under the
first-past-the-post system. ma-
ve as- jority of seats count, and not
deliv- votes gained, the harsh reality is
these that less than 3,000 valid ballots
rs ap- separated the victor (JLP) and
ng: loser (PNP).
recur- The arithmetic of the JLP's
by al- victory that frustrated the
stered PNP's bid for a consecutive
y, an fifth term,
ion to was, therefore, earned with ap-
politi- proximately just half of one per-
inner- cent of the 808,240 cast.
Iel, lo- This less than one percent
e-post more popular votes-now
effec- translated into the JLP's plural-
ad- ity of six seats in the House of
Representatives-resulted from
er the its total of 405,215 ballots (or
in, the 50.1 percent), compared with
for an the 402, 275 (or 49.7 percent)
rm, it secured by the PNP.
t-seat Conclusion'? A timely, rel-
it lead, evant reminder of Jamaica as
n were a country politically divided
ts. To- down the middle in this 45th
s 56.7 year of independence.
Contrary to earlier claims of
action, one opinion pollster of about a
d elec- "landslide" or "tsunami" for the
million, JLP, victory against the PNP
0 new was snatched by the lowest
overn- percentage of popular votes and
secur- slimmest of parliamentary ma-
encies jority.
at ma- In this context must be as-
-biting sessed the position of a disap-
at vic- pointed outgoing Prime Minis-
ter (Simpson-Miller) in unfor-
ct of tunately choosing to cast her
another first post-election response in a

negative mould when she said
she. would not "concede any-
It would, instead, have been
a good moment to
commend the mass of her
party's loyal supporters for
bringing the PNP-against the
odds-quite close .to making a
realty of her expressed desire to
be Jamaica's first woman
to secure an electoral mandate of
her own to lead a government in
Failure to call a snap general
election within the first six
months of her success in win-
ning the presidency of the
PNP to succeed Patterson as
Prime Minister, as well as an


advantage in obtaining F
from local sources.
For now, with the elec
over and Bruce Golding ful
ing his and his father's dreai:
Jamaica's new Prime Mi:
ter-the eight since Indep
dence in 1962-there is hee
focus on the message from
That is how the leader:
of both the JLP and PNP
spond to the choices made
voters last Monday to un(
score the need for political
onciliatiojiand best use of.
man resources for nation bi
Golding has done wel
calling for"constructive eng,



unprecedented six-week long
election campaign are being re-
called by her detractors as blun-
ders that may have contributed
to the defeat suffered on Mon-
day-though coming very close
to retaining power.
On reflection, the JLP's vic-
tory cannot be objectively
analysed in isolation of the
plenty money that vested
interests reportedly had commit-
ted themselves to pour into that
party's election campaign-and
utilised in part to sustain a ma-
jor media propaganda blitz su-
perior to the PNP's.
The moneyed-class had ear-
lier succeeded in helping the JLP
to expose the "Trafigura fund-
ing scandal" that placed the PNP
on the defensive. Having rightly
refunded that kind of campaign
financing, it seemed to have
placed the PNP at a serious dis-

ment" with the PNP, after
haps his own sober assess
of the election results.
In opposition,
was clamouring for consi
tional reform and changes iU
system of governance long
fore he had succeeded Edv
Seaga as JLP leader-aftei
turning to the party follow
the dismal performances ol
National Democratic Mover
that he had helped to form.
It is felt that the f
would do well for itself.
and in the longer term. to ini
natively reciprocate witl
own concept and program
for meaningful engagem
with the first-ever Golding
JLP administration.
The new Prime Mini
must be taken at his w
that he is interested in "'
structive engagement".


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By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

At the time of writing, things
were turning as we would
say in Trinidad and Tobago -
'ole mas' as the 51-year old
ruling party seems to be fac-
ing some discord over the
fall-out of a secretly commis-
sioned poll on the perfor-
mance of parliamentarians,
literally on the eve of a gen-
eral elections.
Based on the findings of the
poll commissioned by Patrick
Manning, the leader of the rul-
ing People's National Move-
ment (PNM) and conducted by
Jamaica-based pollster Bill
Johnson. several well-known
incumbents are now facing the
At least three have been
identified as scoring low on their
performance, in their constituen-
cies and now face the axe of not
getting the nod for re-election.
One of those identified as
scoring low is Trade and Indus-
try Minister Ken Valley who
has challenged the Bill Johnson
poll and has commissioned his
own poll which he says. shows
that the electorate in his con-
stituency gave him a thumbs up
for his performance as their
Many more, for one reason
or the other, have opted not to
offer themselves for re-election.
Three because of corruption
and obscene language court
cases: another three because of
health reasons: three more be-
cause of old age and three for
personal reasons.
In the latter group, the de-
cision by Health Minister John
Rahael not to seek re-election
has come as a surprise for the
country and for some in the
PNM. a major upset.
Mr. Rahael, incidentally.
scored the highest as the MP
serving his constituents, even
beating out the prime minister
in his constituency.
All this bacchanal is hap-
pening at a time when the coun-
try is on an election high, antici-
pating the announcement of the
date of the elections which are
due no later than January 2008.
Gauging public reaction to
the poll and the surprise deci-
sion of some of the representa-
tives not to offer themselves up
for re-election, there's now a
conspiracy theory making the
rounds in the public domain
that Mr. Manning, the longest-
serving parliamentarian in the
country and in the Caribbean
with 36 years in Parliament, is
hell-bent on taking revenge and
settling old scores with some
political foes.
Editorials in several news-
papers this past week and call-
ers to radio and television talk
shows have alluded to this as
But the conspiracy theory

goes further to suggest that Mr.
Manning. now being dubbed the
Emperor by some very unkind
members of the public, was de-
liberately getting rid of the
strongest people from partici-
pating in the elections and re-
placing them with hand-picked
loyalists who would offer up no
threat to him. to have his own
way. in the party and in the gov-
If there's an inkling of truth
in any of this. Mr. Manning
would have set himself on a
dangerous course to have total
power to do whatever he
And that, as we all know,
leads down the road to dictator-
ship and authoritarian rule.
A radio caller recently ob-
served the newly constructed
US$24 million prime minister's
residence and diplomatic centre,
being fit for a King, while the
President of the country. Max
Richards, has moved into living
quarters behind the official resi-
dence which seems to have been
abandoned to ruins as there are
no signs of major renovation or
repair works.
Connect the dot, warned
the caller, referring to earlier
statements made by Mr. Man-
ning about the country moving
to have an executive president.
Political analyst and poll-
ster and well-known friend of
the PNM. Dr. Selw.yn Ryan.

talked about the current prob-
lems facing the ruling party as
going deeper than the poll and
was really based on historical
festering "jealousies and anxi-
eties" among senior party menm-
He added that no party
wants to be reshuffling its
front bench on the eve of an
election and must be a team
that plays together and not a
one-man team as what seems
to be emerging in the ruling
Maybe. Mr. Manning is not
worried and not losing any sleep
over the debacle unfolding daily
in his party, perhaps comfort-
able in his thought that the two
main opposition parties were
still snarling at each other's
And maybe, he's under the
illusion that there's no way his
part would come close to los-
ing the general elections.
Probably too, he's relying
on an infamous remark made by
the party's founder and the
country's first prime minister,
Dr. Eric Williams, that if he put
a balisier tie (the party's sym-
bol) on a crapaud (frog) to run
in the elections, it would win.
Sadly, there is a measure of
truth to this.
However. Mr. Manning
would do well to remember the
almost obliteration of the PNM
in 1986 when opposition par-

ties formed an accommodation
which led to the defeat of the
PNM for the first time in over
30 years.
Again, in 1995, the PNM
lost power when the United
National Congress formed the
government with the two To-
bago election winners. In 2001,
the UNC and the PNM ended
in a tie. 18-18. and after a hung
parliament, fresh elections were
held the following year in which
the PNM improved on its con-
trol for seats.
The latest poll (not by Bill
Johnson) shows that if general
elections arc called today, the
PNM would win. However,
the same poll found that if the
two opposition parties are
united, it stands a chance of
winning the elections.
But let's come back a bit to
the secret poll which Mr. Man-
ning did on his MPs.
It is now being compared
to the infamous 'undated let-
ter' in 1976 orchestrated by
the PNM's founder and the
country's first prime minister
Dr. Williams that parliamentar-
ians sign resignation letters to
protect the party from defec-
Karl Hiidson-Phillips, then
an MP under the PNM. refused
to sign the undated letter, argu-
ing that it was laying the foun-
dation for autocratic rule and

It is also instructive, that
earlier this week, the PNM's
Vice-Chairman, John
Donaldson responded in an
acerbic tone that polls were
never part of the party's
screening process of candidates
for general elections.
Mr. Donaldson added that
he knew nothing "at all. at all.
at all" about the poll and there
was a standard principle in the
party in terms of the selection
of candidates to contest general
It is a bit astounding that
Mr. Manning, given his long
years of experience as a poli-
tician, is relying so much on
a poll conducted by Bill
Johnson polling company
which not too long ago pre-
dicted that Dr. Kcnny
Anthony's party would have
won the St. Lucia elections by
a 14-3 margin.
It's now history that Dr.
Anthony's party took a heavy
beating from the United Work-
ers Party. led by octogenarian,
Sir John Compton.
And yes. Bill Johnson cor-
rectly predicted a Jamaica
Labour Party win but just
about everybody was predict-
ing the same well except for
the defeated People's National
Party leader and out-going
prime minister. Portia
Simpson-Miller and fellow

.It would also be wise for
Mr. Manning to note carefully
that te there th general elections
fought in the Caribbean re-
cently. namely. St Lucia. Baha-
mas and now Jamaica. havce--
suited in defeat for the incum-
bents and this despite the im-
proved economic showings of
the three countries.
During his recent presenta-
tion of the 2007/2008 US$7 bil-
lion national budget. Mr. Man-
ning went to great lengths about
the economic achievements un-
der his watch over the last five
According to Mr. Man-
ning. over the 2002-2006 pe-
riod. the economy grew at a
high rate of GDP of 9.7 per-
cent per year.
The rapid rate of growth led
to a doubling of the economy
from US$9 billion in 2001 to
US$18.3 billion in 2006 and an
increase in per capital income
from US$7.100 in 2002 to
US$14,790 in 2006.
The Trinidad and Tobago
economy has in fact been on the
upswing over the last 13 years
- but its performance has taken
second place in terms of election
The major issue has been
crime and the PNM's record
on this over the last five
years is hardly impressive.

The Church and the Environment

A few days ago I was in con-
versation with a colleague
and he began to express con-
cerns about the issues affect-
ing our environment and
how as a Christian commu-
nity we have a responsibility
to get involved. Immediately,
I decided to address this issue
in my next article. So, here I
In the book of Genesis, God
made a covenant with Adam,
mandating him to have dominion
over all the earth. Because Adam
generically represents the human
species, this dominion mandate
by extension is passed down to
all mankind. The Christian man-
date through the redemptive plan
of God is to exercise that domin-
ion in the earth as a divine com-
ponent to the redemption of the
nations of the earth.
The error ir the execution
of this mandate is that many
who attempt to walk in or mani-
fest. this dominion, do more to
harm the cause of Christianity
than help it. Why'? For the
simple reason that many do not
quite understand what the man-
date really dictates. Firstly, do-
minion does not suggest an at-

titude of reckless disregard for
the rights and freedom of oth-
ers nor an abuse of the environ-
ment. It must be understood
that dominion is not an occasion
for unrestrained liberties and
material excesses, but rather it
is a call to disciplined steward-
ship. It suggests a responsibil-
ity for the management and
proper accounting for the earth's
resources and its environment.
This mandate of dominion
therefore, places upon Chris-
tians the responsibility for the
management of our environment.
Sadly, I must admit that the
practices by many have been to
take all they.can get without
putting anything back.
Secondly, to exercise do-
minion, the church must recog-
nize the necessity for ecological
balance.In recent years we have
seen an escalation in man's dis-
regard for such a balance which
has resulted in phenomena like
global warming, acid rain, red
tide, record flooding around the
world, and an alarming distur-
bance in the weather pattern.
I wish to state without any
fear of.contradiction that this is
not a government problem, or a

problem for the
meteorologists and
these are Christian ..
concerns. Well in-
deed it concerns
all human kind. .
but the point can- rtt
not be overstated "{
that Christians
have a responsibil-
ity to get
involved.We must
all join in the call
for massive refor-
estation, regulation of industrial
and nuclear waste, and the
avoidance of the destruction of
irreplaceable natural resources.
Certainly the church must
avoid the deification of nature or
mother earth as some environ-
mentalists do. But it is critical
to get involved in the fight to
preserve our environment.
The fact that we are all
looking forward to going to
heaven does not mean we
should abandon our responsibil-
ity to earth. We have a respon-
sibility to get involved in clean-
ing up our communities. It is an
'indictment to claim Christian
faith and be guilty of lending to

Y. I
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the pollution of your
Get involved in col
enhancement groups,
signs. clean drains, cut

sion of a pervasive sexual influ-
| ence into our culture, we will
: continue to have extreme diffi-
culties in overcoming our many
social problems. We have to ad-
vocate for censorship of televi-
sion programmes which include
advertisements and music videos
that project images of our
women as sex symbols and
bitches and whores.We must
have the moral fortitude to say
"this is not acceptable and con-
sistent with our national values,
and therefore it will not be al-
environ- lowed."
I suggest that having clean
nmunity environments, with dirty mor-
repaint als is futile. The cleaning up be-
parapcts. gins inside.

trim trees, and sensitize your
neighbours on the proper atti-
tude to the environment. All of
this is what dominion is all
about. The church can and
should collaborate with other
groups, including the City Coun-
cil in maintaining an 'environ-
ment that is conducive to good
health and production.
Just as important as well is
the need to clean- up the moral
pollution of our society. While
we continue to ignore the inva-

The church's social eth-
ics .for the present time is
predicated on the Kingdom
ethics that are still future in
consummation. In this sense,
the church lives a life that is
not passive sky-watching,
waiting to go home to glory,
but rather one of active en-
gagement in the affairs of
earth and its environments.
While we await the rewards
of heaven, let us labour for
the redemption of earth.

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Sector. under the .-tI'piicL of the Ministry of Agriculture, would like to
thank all the patrons. government agencies, private sector companies,
individuals and other participants, as well as stakeholders, for their sterling
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agricultural sector, and to make fitlure exposit ions even more successfitl.

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Agro-exhibitions to be

taken to the next level

In wake of the successful stag-
ing of this year's Guyana
Nite 2007 held at the Guyana
National Stadium on Sep-
tember I and 2, under the
theme 'Fuelling Agricultural
l)iversification' the
organizers of the event plan
to take agricultural exposi-
tions to the next level, with
elaborate regional 'trade
fairs' culminating with the
main event in Georgetown.
Richard Hanif. Coordinator
of Guyana Nile 2007 and Mar-
keting Manager of the Guyana
Marketing Corporation
(GMC). the agency which
spearheaded the staging of the
event, in collaboration with the

private sector, said that taking
the event to more communities
is engaging the attention of
Based on the overwhelming
response received at last
weekend's exposition, feedback
from the private sector. mem-
bers of the diaspora. as well as
potential investors, an expan-
sion of exhibitions of this nature
will certainly maximize its effec-
tiveness in terms of marketing
locally produced products, and
instilling pride in buying local.
Hanif says.
In addition to the various
agro-exhibitions currently held
countrywide, including the
Berbice. Essequibo and

Rupununi Nights, more are
planned. which will include
other outlying areas, providing
those communities with an op-
portunity to see and experience
that which is made and gro\vwn
in Guyana.
Guyana Nite. which was
first held in 1999 at Thirst Park.
Georgetown, primarily show-
cased locally manufactured.
fresh and processed products.
However, the concept has since
evolved to include service and
support agencies in the agricul-
ture sector, thereby capturing a
wider cross-section of partici-
pants, transforming the event
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into the largest local trade fair.
Hanif also disclosed that
patrons, participants and stake-
holders can expect a unique
blend of activities at the expo-
sitions in the outlying areas,
while the main event in
Georgetown will be a combina-
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nity in this event has been
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pation and inputs. We therefore
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prestigious venue would further
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Minister of Agriculture,
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ber 1, had expressed satisfaction
at the overwhelming response
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ing rescheduled from the origi-
nal opening day, Friday, August
31, due to inclement weather.
With exports in the non-tra-
ditional crops sector exceeding
5000 tonnes in 2006, increased
interest from local, regional and
international investors, and
government's drive to promote
and facilitate agricultural diver-
sification, the non-traditional ag-
riculture sector is geared to-
wards further growth and devel-
opment over the next several
General Manager of GMC,
Nizam Hassan, notes that the
agency has been working to
achieve its mandate of promot-
ing the cultivation and export of
Guyana's non-traditional agri-
cultural crops, and is constantly
evaluating market behaviour and
trends, thereby guiding stake-
holders accordingly.
"In this regard, GMC
will continue to support and
promote local agro-exposi-
tions as well as participate
in the many international
trade and investment shows
held annually. The agency's
focus will also continue to
evolve, in order to effectively
meet the changing conditions
that prevail, as Guyana's di-
versification drive
progresses," Hassan indi-



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Lessons from Germany

tionally, all forms of political
extremism are virtually inter-
So what lessons can we
draw from this? First. the po-
tential terrorists are already in
the West. and all the border
controls in the world will not
stop them. At least 90 percent
of the terrorist attacks in West-
ern countries come from
people who live in those coun-
tries. not outsiders trying to get

By Gwynne Dyer

On 5 September, German
police raided a house near
the village of
Oberschledorn, about an
Shoui's drive east of
Dusseldorf, and arrested
three suspected Islamist ter-
rorists. They had accumu-
lated enough hydrogen per-
oxide to build a bomb with
the explosive power of 550
kg (1200 Ibs) of TNT, and
they had scouted potential
targets like. Frankfurt Inter-
national Airport and the
huge U.S. Air Force base at
Ramstein. As usual, the Ger-
man police released only
their first names and ini-
tials: Daniel S, age 22; Fritz
G., 28; and Adem Y, 29.
It was the closest call yet
for Germany, which has so far

escaped attacks like those in
Madrid and Londbn. More at-
tempts will doubiless follow,
for Germany has peace-keep-
ing troops in Afghanistan and
Lebanon, and the disaster in
Iraq has poisoned the well so
badly that Westeri troops in
any Muslim c untry look like
part of the "Zionist-Crusader
assault on ls;iam" to some
young Muslims. But the re-
sponse of the ierman media
was instructive.
There was) inevitably, the
"blame the immigrants" gang,
like Jacques Schuster in Berliner
Morgenpost: "...the govern-
ment must increase the pressure
on Muslims to integrate. Even
peaceful parallel societies can-.
not be tolerated." Which kind
of missed the point that two of
the three men arrested were
ethnic German converts to Is-

lam. (The other was a Turkish
citizen long resident in Gqr-
many.) I I
There was also the realism,
and refusal to panic of a soci-,
ety that has some previous ex-;
perience of dealing with tenrrjr
ism, in the days of the Baadbrt
Meinhof Gang. As\ Stephan
Speicher puts it in Berlifer
Zeitung: "We will just havd to
learn to live with the thieal of
terror. At some point, people
will die. It is surprising, thOre-
fore, how calmly society isj re-
acting, even though everyppe
must realise that the security
agencies cannot be-successful
for ever."
But the most trenchant'
comment came from Richard
Meng in Frankfurter Rundschau:
"It was Fritz and Daniel who
were arrested with Adem, not
Mohammed or Mustafa. It can

no longer be denied that it is
foolish to regard immigrants as
a greater security threat than the
indigenous population. It is even
more foolish to make sweeping
judgments about Islam." Ex-.
"Islamist" extremism is a
political phenomenon, and it
has precisely the same appeal
to the disoriented and the alien-
ated as previous millennial doc-
trines, from the Hashishin (As-
sassins) of the .12th century
Middle East to the anarchist*
and Bolsheviks of 20th century
Europe. Like many such doc-
trines, it wraps itself in religious
symbolism: most religions are,
after all, millennial. But terror-
ism is not religion, and
"Islamism" is not Islam.
First- and second-generation
immigrants from Muslim coun-
tries who have not found their
feet in Western countries are
prime recruits for "Islamist"
doctrines, of course, but so are
alienated people in the host so-
ciety, like Fritz G. and Daniel S.
in Germany or the Jamaican-
born, British-raised London
bomber Abdullah Shaheed Jamal
(n6 Germaine Maurice Lind-
say). Those people thought
they were converting to Islam,
but they were actually attracted
by the violent, apocalyptic
fervour of the extremists. Emo-

True, a lot of them go to
camps in the more lawless parts
of Pakistan for "training," but
this is something that: should be
warmly encouraged. :The train-
ing is obviously not ,ery good,
for few of the bombs have
worked, and few of the terror-
ists have even got t6 the point
where they actually tried to
blow something up. And it was
travelling to Pakistan that first
put them on the watch lists of
Western security fo-ces: all of
those "terrorist training camps"
are obviously infiltrated by
people who hand over lists of
the foreign visitors !to Western
This is'a twenty- or thirty- '
year game of spooks and ter-
rorists that: will be played out
on the margins while most
people's lives continue virtu-
ally undisturbed, except for the
unfortunate few who get caught
in a real terrorist incident. Bor-
der controls are ot minor im-
portance in the gamne, and in-
vading foreign countries is al-
Smost invariably counter-pro-
S Every incident will be rep-
resented by isomegovernment
official as "al Qaeda-linked," as
if there werq a criIhinal master-
mind somewhere i planning all
these attacks. Tiue to form,
Germany's interior

minister,Wolfgang Schaeuble,
announced that the three current
suspects, and ten others who are
being sought, "obviously
planned these attacks on the or-
ders of an international net-
work." But it's really scattered
local stuff that follows an ideo-
logical and tactical template that
is now available everywhere in
the planet.
Osama bin Laden created
the template, so in.that very
limited sense every "Islamist"
attack has an al-Qaeda link, but
the organisation itself is no
lootger a major player. The
sporadic terrorist attacks in
Western countries will con-
tinue, but they will be far less
destructive than those in Mus-
lim countries, and they will
certainly diminish if Western
troops pull out of Muslim
countries. So the German ap-
proach is just right: do the in-
telligence work, don't over-es-
timate the threat, and above all
don't panic.
Gwynne Dyer is a .Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.

- I Paae 10 & 23.p65

Fn S the new building society limited



The only Building Society and third largest financial institution in Guyana is seeking
to recruit a suit bly qualified person to lead ts day to Uay operations.

1. Manage the Society's business basedton Board Policies pd applicable rtles
and regulations and in accordance with the New Building Society Limited
Act Chapter 36:21 of the Laws of Guykna.
2. Attend all meetings of the Society andiof the Board and perform all the duties
pertaining to the office.
3. Keep true and correct minutes of the proceedings of all statutory and special
meetings of the Board.
4. Ensure that true and accurate account, of the transactions of the Society in
such books as may be necessary are kIpt
5. Proper credit assessment of mortgageiloans in keeping with guidelines set
out by the Act and Rules.
6. Prudent investment of the organisation s finances for maximum benefitto its
7. Ensure timely budget preparation bnd adherence to internal control systems.
8. Carry out duties under the direction of the Board in anjyfield of the Society's
-business and wherever his/her services may be required.

Qualifications and Experience:
Completion of the ACCA/ACMA/CPA/MBA or equivalent.
Minimum of eight years experience at a senior management level at a recognized
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

The remuneration package would depend upon qualifications, training and
relevant experience. The Society also offers other benefits including contributory
pension, group life and health insurance schemes.

Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae with two references no later
than September 15, 2007 to:
The Chairman,
Board of .Directors,
SThe New Building Society Ltd.,
1 Avenue of the Republic,

X 4


DDL is now recruiting highly motivated individuals to fill the following
Sales Representatives
Minimum Requirements:
4 Subjects CXC (tertiary education will be an asset)
Must have your own transportation
Previous experience in sales would be considered an asset

Minimum Requirements:
Sound Secondary Education
Valid Driver's License Lorry

Trainee Laboratory Technicians
Minimum Requirements:
5 Subjects CXC inclusive of Mathematics and Chemistry with a
minimum pass of grade 3

Machine Operators
Minimum Requirements:
Craft Certificate in Electrical or Mechanical Principles
Previous experience in operating production machines will be an

Interested persons can send or drop in their applications to:
The Recruitment Officer
Plantation Diamond, EBD.


NDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007

mbers of the Force One group at the launching of "Aim High" at the City Mall. From
, Kiss, Convict, Montana and Tantrum.

force One


first album

dding performing
yanese group Force One
terday extended their mu-
al ambition with the
nching of their first album
im High", at the City Mall
The five member group is
I by 22 year-old Tyrelle
derson, also known as
ontana", a Guyanese who
Spent most of his life in En-
The group was formed in
luary and has performed at
lerous local.shows, such as
hat's Hot Guyana Show" in
igust and Summer Fest in
y, among many other con-
ts at primary and secondary
ools throughout the country.
The album can be obtained
the City Mall and consists of

15 songs based primarily on the
singers' personal experiences.
They are a mixture of Hip-
Hop, Rhythm and Blues and
According to Montana, the
Hip-Hop tunes are totally
Guyanese and do not contain
lewd and violent lyrics like so
many North American lyrics.
The tunes include
"Montana's Anthem", "Bill It
Up", "Dip It Low" and "Get
Your Self a Banks."
The artist told the Sunday
Chronicle that the songs were
recorded at Brutal Tracks
Records and the entire produc-
tion and launch cost some $225,
But why leave England for
Guyana to pursue a career in
the music industry? When

asked this question, the man
who wants to be a career enter-
tainer emphatically replied,
"Guyana is my country, I love
The budding entertainer
said it all started last Christmas
when he brought some of his re-
cordings from England to play
during celebrations with his
family and friends.
Montana recalled that one
of the tunes, "Montana's An-
them", became an instant hit af-
ter it was reviewed by the
wallahs at Brutal Tracks
He also recounted that back
in London none of his songs
was played on the national ra-
dio stations but they were
popular in the night clubs and
other party spots.
The group is currently
working on a new production,
GT All Stars to be released next
The upcoming album, under
the logo "Where The Guyanese
People Are The Stars", features
tunes by a number of Guyanese
The artiste is urging
youth "to positive at what
they do and be persistent to
realise their dreams."


A vacancy exists at the National Frequency Management Unit for a
Confidential Secretary possessing the following:
1. Diploma in Secretarial Science or five subjects at the CXC/GCE 'O'
Level (including Mathematics and English Language);
2. Excellent interpersonal communication and typing skills,
3. Must be knowledgeable in Office procedures and the use of
computers and other office equipment,
4. Practical experience in accessing the internet and use of e-mails,
5. Knowledge of software applications Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Access, Publisher, Power Point etc.).
At least 3 years relevant experience in secretarial support
The successful applicant shall be:
a quick self starter;
results oriented;
able to work with minimum supervision;
a team player:
willing to work beyond the normal call of duty.

Suitably qualified persons are invited to submit their applications including
curriculum vitae not later than September 18, 2007 to the below:

Managing Director
National Frequency Management Unit
68 Hadfield Street
D'Urban Park
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.


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I was employed by my current employer two (2) weeks
after leaving my last job. Six (6) weeks after starting
my new job I became ill, was hospitalized and had
surgery. My employer completed the forms to help me.
I now hear that Qhe is no. t no a inr, corntrih.l tirri t',"nr-




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that I do not have 8 out of 13 contributions. Please
I advise me.

I n spite of the gap in employment, when we take con- I
Stributions from the period of your current employment,
Sand' those from the previous employment, you will -
I satisfy the requirement of having 8 paid contributions
out of the 13 contribution weeks, proceeding the week .
'of incapacity. Your payment process will be delayed,
as NIS Inspector will have to have your employer
Sregularised before any payment can be processed.

SDo you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
SC/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
SPublicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
E-mail: I
Tel: 227-3461.
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9/8/2007. 9:02 PM

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The iGuyana Revenue Authority is seeking to recruit persons to fill the following positions
within the Audit and Veri fication Division.

(1) Ju.nio..Au.dl..i.tors
(Junior Inspector of Taxes)

lhe minimum qualification requirement for the position is the completion of the ACCA
Le el II

Computer Literacy and experience in Auditing. Accounting. and taxation will be

(2) T!ri cc.Aulito rs
(Trainee Inspector of Taxes)

The minimum qualification requirement for the position is the completion of the Certified
Accounting techniciann (CA)I programnme.

Computer Literacy and experience in Auditing, Accounting, and taxation will be

Applications should be sent not laterthan Flriday.P September 21.2007 to:

The Commissioner General
Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha and East Streets

NB: Only suitable applicants will be acknowledged.

12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9,

School Gardening resuscitated

By Lydia Jean Kemp

SEVERAL secondary schools
in Guyana will be given the
opportunity to increase their
students' competitiveness
while adapting a new tech-
nology aimed at increasing
food production as the battle
for the best school garden,
using hydroponics, an im-

proved agricultural technique
kicked off last Wednesday at
St. Stanislaus Farm, Sophia,
For many of us, the memo-
ries of competitive school gar-
dens were always associated
with beads of perspiration and
back bending labour, but the end
results have always been re-

The lush fertile lands have
always been the ingredient that
successfully nurtures the
Guyanese economy, and for
many of us. the memories of
those fulfilling days toiling in
school gardens have enriched our
lives, even though many of us
in the quest to fulfill our own
dreams of more intricate studies.
never lost the valuable lessons

Ministry of Health/National AIDS Programme Secretariat
in collaboration with the Pharmacy Council of Guyana

wi!i be presenting 1 a C'i, ..!. El '. .ir . . ,

Date: Sunday, Sep'inb1r i. 2

Venue: Regenciy IHote i adfi id Slrctc, G eorgel.wn\\

Time: 8:30am
All Pharmacists. Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacv Students are invited
I. Women and HIV & ART' in Pregnancy
2. T3 and HIV Co-lnfection
3. Drugs used for Prophylaxis and Specific Side Effects of
4. Nutritional Management and HIV
5. The Role of the Pharmacist in ARV Etducation and



Reference is made to the Guyana Rice Development Board (Padi and Rice
Grading) Regulations 2007, specifically' Section 4(1): "Weight at which padi
should be traded". The price of padi traded for the manufacture of rice shall be
calculated on a metric tones (1000Kg) basis where the padi is cleaned and
dried to a moisture content of 14 percent. See padi conversion table below.
Price conversion table from Bags to Ton

Pricelbag Price/kg Price/to n
1600 24.67 24,667
1650 25.44 25,437
1700 26.21 26,208
1750 26.98 26,979
1800 27.75 27,750
1850 28.52 28,521
1900 29.29 29,292
1950 30.06 30,062
2000 30.83 30,833
2050 31.60 31,604
2100 32.37 32,375
2150 33.15 33,146
2200 33.92 33,917
2250 34.69 34,687
2300 35.46 35,458
2350 36.23 36,229
2400 37.00 37,000
All prices are in Guyana dollars

of discipline, patience and ap-
preciation for nature.
But today, in the ever
changing technological era, those
unforgettable moments we expe-
rienced whilst we indulged in
school gardening activities, our
children were never afforded the
experience of the sheer joy of
The challenges of climate
change have forced us to employ
new strategies to innovatively
utilize our resources to produce
blood. Just imagine your children
becoming involved in growing
the lettuce for lunch or the
calali,0o for dineCr usillng re-
cycled plastic containers, litle
or no soil. and within the re-
quire tiliime alter planting, ingre-
dient! i or a nmeal is harvested
from the counter top of your

kitchen or the hanging container
on the wall.
Here in Guyana. a massive
effort to resuscitate the once vi-
brant school gardening
programme using hydroponics
was launched by the Inter
American Institute of Agricul-
ture (IICA) on Wednesday at the
St. Stanislaus Farm. Sophia.
The resuscitation of the
school gardening programme
was initiated by IICA at the re-
quest of the Mr Shaik Baksh.
Minster of Education after a
visit to St. Stanislaus College
It is introducing hydropon-
ics. an innoi' alive technology\ re-
ferrcd it i a' "soil-less a; tricul-
ture" to secondary schools in
Regions 3. 4. 5 and 10. The

programme, funded and techni-
cally guided by IICA is ex-
pected to benefit 160 students
from sixteen (16) secondary
schools, and 16 teachers selected
by the Ministry of Education.
These schools include St.,
Stanislaus Secondary. Brickdam
Secondary. Queen's College.
Cummings Lodge Secondary.
North Georgetown. D'Urban
PIC, Plaisance CHS. BV PIC.
President's College. Linden
Foundation. Wismar-
Christenberg Multilateral. St.;
John's Community Highl
School. West Demerara Second-
ar\. Bush Lot Secondary., l:ort
Wellington Secondary and,
Bygeval Multilateral.
According to Mr. Ignatius

(Continued on page 13)

MINISTER of Education Shaik Baksh,. Dr. Hector Munoz of IICA and Minister within the
Ministry of Education Dr Desrey Fox at the St Stanislaus Farm.


The United States Embassy in Georgetown is seeking a
Janitor/Janitress. Requirements are: completion of elementary
school; must have a verbal understanding of English; must
.understand how to use chemicals and machinery for cleaning
carpets, walls, floors, windows, fixtures and furnishings; must be able
to operate, or learn how to operate various vacuums and shampoo
machines, extractors and buffers. Persons wishing to apply may
request an application form on-line at HROgeorgetownH(
or in person at th6 Embassy's VIP guard booth on Duke Street,
Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you choose to submit a
resume, it must contain ALL information contained in the application
form. Closing date is September 21, 2007. Completed
applications should be e-mailed to the above address or sent via mail

Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 10507

I Page 12 & 21.p65

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007 13


(From page 12)

Jean. IICA Resident Represen-
tative to Guyana. one of the pri-
mary aims of the programme is
to develop a profound apprecia-
tion for the sciences.
'The programme is designed
to integrate classroom academ-
ics and hands-on vocational
training by providing students
an opportunity to apply sub-
jects such as mathematics, chem-
istry, and biology in functional
situations. Ultimately, the
programme will assist in mak-
ing science fun. interactive and
hands-on." he said.
This neL\ initiative com-
mences with intensive three
hour training for each school on
hydroponics vegetable produe-
lion conducted hv Dr. Hector
NMuno/ and 'lMr. Panday at St.
Stanislaus College Farm. Sophia.
A panel of judges which in-
cludes nominees from the Min-
istry of Education. Ministry of
Agriculture. IICA. the National
Agriculture Research Institute
(NARI) and St. Stanislaus farm.
will select the three best
projects that would be awards:
First place. Minister of Educa-
tion Prize; Second place, Min-
ister of Agriculture Prize: and
Third Place. IICA Prize.
The Schools Hydroponics
Project coincides with a period
of change in Guyana's agricul-
ture which is dominated by the
sugar and rice sectors. With the
ominous challenges facing these
industries, tremendous action is
being taken to diversify the ag-
riculture sector.
The change process for a
new agriculture within
CARICOM enshrined in the
"Jagdeo Initiative", named after
President Bharrat Jagdeo, who

has responsibilities for the de-
velopment of the agriculture
sector in the CARICOM re-
gion. In Guyana. Tremendous
leadership is being given to the
Jagdeo Initiative by Minister for
Agriculture. Mr Robert Persaud.
In his remarks. Mr..Jean
posited that the hydroponics
projects in schools will hope-
fully spur a renewed apprecia-
tion for agriculture which in the
future will be reflected in the
market place.
"In the quest for a new ag-
riculture. traditional methods of
production imust change. The
sector must find exciting ways
to attract youth into agriculture.
An appropriate start mna be
with the hydroponics technol-
"'The students will have an
opportunity to understand the
science, be able to connect to
the real world and hopefully.
see the produce they gro1W in
the market place. Other benefits
to the students may be realized
when the students lead tours to
their projects. The tours will
help the students develop poise.
self-confidence, and responsibil-
ity. Additionally, having to ex-
plain their project will help their
public speaking abilities," Jean
To ensure the success of the
project, with each school af-
forded equal opportunity in the
exercise. IICA will be providing
vegetable seedlings, including:
lettuce. poi and celery, along
with the fertilizers.
In an era in which food
security, climate change and
land availability are buzz
words, the use of hydroponics
will ensure that food is pro-
duced at an inexpensive cost
in which women and children
are integrally involved.

STUDENTS at the launch of the school gardening programme.

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The Guyana

Rice Development

Board Investing ----

In Educate on

The Guyana Rice Development Board awarded bursaries to students of
employees, farmers and millers within the rice industry, who performed excellent
at the National Grade Six Assessment this year. At a simple ceremony at the
GRDB'S Head Office on the August 31, 2007, the six students, Badewattie
Persaud, Kumarie D. Manarhu, Chetna Sitaram, Khemraj A. Rupee, Mario
Seeram and Hemraj Chandradat were presented with a bursary of $10 000 each
that will be ongoing for the next five years.

The Administrative Manager, Laxmikant Manroop, deputizing for the General
Manager, encouraged the students to continue to strive for excellence at their
new school. Further, Mr. Manroop said the GRDB is pleased to be associated
with such a venture, since the six awardees are the cream of the crop. The
Administrative Manager implored parents to play an active role in their children's
education. He cautioned the students against complacency, since according to
him it can cause them to fall back in their academic performance.

A parent, Mr. Deo Rupee, expressed his gratitude to the GRDB on behalf of the
other parents present. He encouraged the GRDB to continue to invest in young
people since they are the future. He advised parents to work closely with their
children, since apart from excellent academic performance, good values are
taught during that time.

The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has been distributing bursaries
since 1995; a score of 520 marks was the requirement this year for a child tc be
awarded a bursary.

V.:cancty, Administrator
Upper Corentyne Industrial
Training Centre

Applications are hereby invited frorn
suitably qualified persons to fill the
following senior vacancy at Upper
Corentyne Industrial T' -,Inrg Centre


Details of Job Description and Job
Specifications can be uplifted from the
Office of the Upper Corentvne Industrial
Training Centre, Kingston, Corriverton,

All applications must be addressed to the
Chairmnu of the Board, c/o The
AdministrcvTive Assistant, Upper Corentyne
Industrial Training Centre. Kingston,
Corriverion, Berbice.

Each application must be accompanied
by a detailed resume, two (2) recent
passport size photographs and Iwo (2)

Dec,.!, ie for submission or ao: iicalio-
Oc-ober 8, 2007



14 SUNDAY CNROUICLE September 9, 2007

Death of St. Lucia's 'father'

Tussle for Sir John's successor as new PM


Compton, recognized as "fa-
ther of the nation" of St.
Lucia and an "illustrious
son" of the Caribbean Com-
munity, died in a private hos-
pital on Friday evening after
a prolonged illness. He was'
Now that he has gone. after
more than three decades in the

politics of St. Lucia and
CARICOM. tense bargaining
was taking place last night over
who should be his successor as
Prime Minister.
Less than 24 hours before
his death, his doctor had dis-
puted a government statement
that the veteran politician was
on a "life-support" system in
neighboring Martinique. He ex-
plained that Sir John
was relying on a ventilator for

survival, but that it was now
"only a matter of' time" for his
That long feared moment--
after nearly four months of
being critically ill-came for
Lady Janice Compton and their
five children around 6.30 pm
Friday at the private Tapion
Sir John had previously
been a patient at that institution
after returning from a New York

hospital recovering Irom a series
of strokes suffered in May.
St. Lucia. the Windward Is-
land famous for its bananas and
tourism, that Compton led into
political independence on Febru-
ary 22. 1979. was immediately
plunged into national mourning
with the official announcement of
his expected death.
A public prayer service,
originally organised prior to the
sad news of his passing, was

taking place last night at the
William Peter Boulevard in the
heart of Castries. St. Lucia's
While that event was occur-
ring, with St. Lucians across the
political divide publicly show-
ing their grief, acting Prime
Minister Stephenson King and
cabinet colleagues were still
locked in tense negotiations to
determine who should be sworn
in today as the country's new


Head of Government.
For this historic occasion.

(Please turn to page 15)

The Ministry of Home Affairs has received additional reports from senior citizens, the sick, working parents, students and several law-abiding citizens, complaining that
they are being affected by loud, repetitive, and continuous noise emanating from the following premises, located at the under-mentioned neighborhoods:


................................................................ ........ ................................................... .......... .......... ...... ........................................ ..........................................................
Jerry's Snackette Camp Street. Georgetown
Hotel Woodbine 41-42 New Market Street, Georgetown
The New Court Yard i 35 Main Street, Georgetown
.. .. .... .... ........ ... .................................. .......................... ...... ........... ....... .......... .......................................................................................
Plaza Restaurant 245 Sheriff Street. Georgetown

Dutch Bottle Caf Lot 10 North Road, Bourda, Georgetown
6. The Briks Magnet 35 D Joseph Pollydore and Jonn Streets
6. The Briks Magnet Lodge
7 Guyana Postal and Telecoms Workers 310 East Street, South Cummingsburg,
Union Headquarters Office Georgetown
8. Body Work and Spray Painting Shop Lot 121-123 Durbana Square, Lamaha
Gardens, Georgetown
.- . ... ............................................... ........ ............... ..... ...............................
Church 152 Barr Street, Kitty, Georgetown
10. Shop Lot 14 P ness Street Georgetown
Shop Lot 14 Princess Street, Georgetown


(between Louisa Row and Hardina Street)

2 Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown



14. Residence

1. Residence
17. Residence

19. i Residence

2 Residence
21. Residence



7 Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown
Lot 52 Louisa Row and Princess Street,
...... Werk-en-Rust. Georgetown
1246 Fraser Drive, Sophia. Georgetown

1138 Fraser Drive, Sophia, Georgetown
1268 Field 14 Section B, Sophia
12-9 Harm,iion Road el:..t I ,ecor, @
Sophia, Georgetown
1251 Nurses Drive Field 14. Section B,
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618 Section A. Sophia. Georgelown
3785 iguana and Back Street. North
...Rurmveldt, Georgetown.

SLot 109 Charity, Essequibo


1 (residentsinthis vicinity Lot 111 Dr. Miller Street, Triumph Village,
East Coast Demerara (road outside)
2. Residence 126 Dr. Miller Street, Triumph Village,
East Coast Demerara
SResidence Lot 3, Conversation Road, Bel Air,
3. Residence Georgetown
4. Furniture Factory 316 Lusignan West, East Coast
4. Furniture Factory Demerara
'D VDemerara


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Music Centre
Unlicensed Liquor Restaurant

Tayo's Boutique


Residence _







Baxter's Club & Bar


Parika Junction
1977 Parika Highway, East Bank
Essequibo ___
Lot 8 Anna Catherina Public Road, West
Coast Demerara
6 Street, Bell West Housing Scheme,
West Bank Demerara

Lot 7 Goed Fortuin Housing Scheme,
West Bank Demerara

147 Patentia West Housing Scheme,
West Bank Demerara
S191 Patentia Housing Scheme, West
Bank Demerara
193 Patentia Housing Scheme, West
Bank Demerara
98 Bella Dam, West Bank Demerara
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S102/104 Bagotville, West Bank Demerara i
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SKumaka Waterfront, Moruka River

The Ministry of Home Affairs has made checks at the said locations on specified days and times and has verified the validity and justification of the complaints.

The Ministry of Home Affairs advises that Divisional Commanders of the Guyana Police Force have been provided with the relevant details pertaining to these complaints.
These Commanders have been directed to take appropriate action to ensure that:

"No person shall, in any road, street, public place or land or in any building or premises, by operating or causing or suffering to be operated any
stereo set, juke box, radio, wireless loud speaker, gramophone amplifier, automatic piano, or similar instrument of music, or by any other means
whatsoever, make or cause or suffer to be made any noise which shall be so loud and so continuous or repetitive as to cause a nuisance to
occupants of any premises in the neighbourhood,"

Sui -sectiDo, i I Secion H74A of the Suimmary Jurisdiction (Offence) Act.
Chapter 8 02 as amended by the Summary
Jurisdiction (C' .) (Amendment) Act 1989).

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE Septgmbel 9.-2007 .... -45-


promoted to


President Bharrat Jagdeo, Commander-in-Chief of tihe
Armed Forces has promoted Captain, Coast Guard, Gary
Best, Chief-of-Staff designate, to the rank of Commodore.
Commodore G Best, who joined the Guyana Defence Force
in 1980, completed the Standard Officers Course #9 when
he graduated Best Student.
After being commissioned in
1981 he was posted to the Coast
Guard where he rose through the
Officer Corps from Midshipman .
and now has the distinction of i ,lt.
being the first Officer in the
Guyana Defence Force to be c
promoted to the rank of Com-
The newly appointed Chief-
of-Staff held several Command
and Staff appointments before his
recent appointment, including;
Craft Commander, Officer Com-
manding the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim I
Officer Cadet School. Staff Officer COMMODORE G BEST
1 General 3, Commander Coast
Guard and Colonel Administration and Quartering.
He has received military training in the Caribbean, United
States, Canada and Brazil, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Law from the University of Guyana, and a Legal Education
Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, he
also holds the Military Service Medal a national award.
With this recent Chief-of-Staff, Guyana
now joins Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas and Jamaica
as countries whose Defence Forces have been commanded
by Coast Guard Officers.

Tusl -for-Sir

(From page 14)
the person chosen by the ruling
United Workers Party (UWP)
must be able to establish to
Governor General Pearlet
Louisy that he is capable of
commanding two thirds support
of the elected 17 parliamentar-
But by last evening in-
formed sources disclosed that of
the ten UWP parliamentarians,
seven were known to have
pledged their support to King as
successor to Sir John.
This means that with his
own vote, King was still in need
of one more for the nine to gain
the constitutionally required two
thirds that he would need before
calling on the Governor General.
Two MPs are reported to
have withheld their support on
condition of first knowing their
own fate in a King-led cabinet.
One of them is the controver-
sial former Foreign Minister
Rufus Bousquet, who was dis-
missed by Sir John in April in
the wake of a revolt Bousquet
had led to sever diplomatic ties
with China in favour of returning
to a relationship with Taiwan,
which has since happened.
Bousquet is keen to know
whether he would be re-ap-
pointed to the cabinet. The
other MP yet to signal support
for King is Marcus Nicholas,
currently Deputy Speaker of
One lawyer, versed in con-
stitutional law and familiar with
the politics of both the ruling
UWP and the opposition
Labour Party of ex-Prime Min-
ister Kenny Anthony, said that
he expected "a compromise" to
be worked out by last night for
King to gain the nine votes he
needed to become the new Head
of Government. But, he
stressed, this could be "a hold-

ing operation".
In the meanwhile, two
weeks of national mourning have
been declared to culminate in a
State Funeral for Sir John, one
of the region's most enduring
political leaders
Along with the late Dame
Eugenia Charles of Dominica and
Lloyd Best of Trinidad and To-
bago-outstanding icon among
Caribbean intellectuals-Sir
John was a recipient in 2003 of
the highest award of the 34-year
old CARICOM-Ordet of the
Caribbean Community (OCC).
In a tribute to Sir John as one
of the "titans" of the region's
economic integration movement,
CARICOM Secretary General
Edwin Carrington said in a tele-
phone interview from Port-of-
Spain last evening:
"His contributions to his
native St. Lucia and
CARICOM were most
outstanding...ln his illustrious
career as an enduring political
leader his homeland and our
Community, to which he was so
passionately committed, will
not be forgotten..."
For former Prime Minister
Anthony, now Opposition
Leader, who was foremost in
urging bi-partisan, national sup-
port for Sir John during his pe-
riod of illness, told the 'Sunday
"Sir John was, without
doubt, an outstanding political
leader and a visionary who
changed the political landscape of
our country in so many ways...
"No single St. Lucian",
said Anthony,"has had so pro-
found an impact on develop-
ment of our nation as had Sir
John Compton...Our differ-
ences apart, he had displayed
unparalleled commitment,
dedication and sacrifice in the
relentless pursuit of his vision
for St. Lucia..."

Stabroek Rotary encouraged

to live Four Way Test

Members of the Rotary Club
of Stabroek have been re-
minded of the importance of
the Four Way Test concern-
ing the things they think
and say and do, and of the
need for them to internalise
these and make every effort
to live by them.
UNAIDS Country Coordi-
nator for Guyana and
Suriname. Dr. Ruben del Prado.
speaking to the Stabroek Ro-
tary at its monthly dinner re-
cently, urged that Rotarians see
the tenets of the Four Way Test
as pertaining to their profes-
sional and personal lives, and
the opportunities they have ,

day to day. to make a dilTerence
in the lives of people.
The Four Way Test con-
cerning the things they think
and say and do asks:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and
better friendship?
Will it be of benefit to all
Dr. del Prado observed that
Rotarians are generally placed in
positions of some influence in
their professional lives, and in
society, in positions where they
could make a difference.
"And not in big things only,
like the global eradication of po-


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own little wavy.
He said that one \working
for companies could tell a man-
ager that by certain actions he
would be hindering develop-
ment, that his behaviour was not
in the best interest of develop-
Dr. del Prado reminded his
audience that back in 1945.
members of Rotary International
visited the United Nations and
were very much involved in the
development of the UN Charter.
Since that time, on Novem-
ber 3 of each year. Rotarians
from all over the world attend a
joint session at the UN and par-

licipate in stimulating a number
ol kc\ areass of 'dc\clopcntel.
This Sustained collaboration
between the UN and Rotarians
not only entails funding. but
Much grass roots wvork h\
Rotarialls his tll\ go into \il-
lages around the world d and as-
sist in progralmmes.
The Rotar\ Club of
Stabrock is just about one year
old. and is headed b\ President
Dirk Nicholson.
Already\ the Club is in-
volved in a potable water sup-
ply programmne in Kabakaburi
in the Rupununi. providing 160
four hundred and thirty gallon
tanks to households. following
a survey which revealed that
wholesome potable water in the
area was not easy to come by.
Stabroek Rotary is also in-
volved in a programme in
Buxton on the East Coast
Demerara, providing books and
uniforms for school children.


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Pavarotti given final ovation at

tearful funeral.

MODENA, Italy (Rehuers) -
About 50,000 mourners paid
tribute to Luciano Pavarotti at
his funeral in his hoq'etown
yesterday an event prime
Minister Romano P'odi said
made Italy "sad but prdud" to
salute one of opera's greatest
Rock stars, political leaders
and loved ones wept qnd ap-
plauded after seeing a Film of
Pavarotti and his father
Fernando performing the hymn
Panis Angelicus, giving the
singer a standing ovation that
lasted several minutes.
S"The death of Pavarotti has
made us feel poorer," said Arch-
Sbishop Benito Cocchi, leading
the service at the cathedral in
SModena the town where
Pavarotti was born the son of a
baker and died a superstar.
SFourteen pallbearers carried
the coffin out of the cathedral
to applause and cheers of
"bravo" from the crowd as a re-
cording of his most famous aria
"Nessun Dcdrma" from
Puccini's "Turand6t" played
over loudspeakers! i
SAs Pavarotti sarjg the song's
famous line "All'alba vincero"'
"At dawn I wi) be victori-
ops" the air fofre's aerobat-
ics team soared: above the
church, marking the,blue sky
with the green, white and red

smoke in the colors of the Ital-
ian flag.
U2 frontman Bono sat next
to film director Franco Zeffirelli
at the service, near Pavarotti's
widow Nicoletta Mantovani,
and ex-wife Adua who sat an
opposite ends of the same pew.
Fans crowding the sunlit
square outside the 12th century
cathedral watched the service on
giant screens. The images were
broadcast live on state television
and the Internet.
Bulgarian soprano Raina
Kabaivanska opened the ser-
vice, amid the cathedral's gilded
frescos, with Ave Maria from
Verdi's Otello. Another of
Pavarotti's friends, blind Italian
tenor Andrea Bocelli, sang
Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.
The choir Corale Rossini
was the same one in which
both Pavarotti and his father
once sang.
Archbishop Cocchi remem-
bered Pavarotti's life. "The
story of a boy who had the
natural gift of an exceptional
voice which he cultivated with
tenacity and thus became the
leading figure among all the ten-
ors of his time."
"Nessun Dorma", which
has become a soccer anthem,
rang out at London's Wembley
Stadium on Saturday ahead of a
match between England and Is-

rael and was due to be played
in Milan at a match between
France and Italy as a tribute to
Prodi recalled the singer's
role as a cultural ambassador
as well as his recordings and
performances to promote
"He made music an instru-
ment for life and against war. It's
true that Luciano Pavarptti
wanted to be remembered
above all as a great opera singer,
but we want to pay homage
also to his great humanity,"
Prodi told mourners.
Born to a local baker father
and a cigar factory worker
mother, Pavarotti trained as a
teacher, dreamt of being a soc-
cer star, but pursued a career in
singing a passion instilled in
him by his father, a keen ama-
Pavarotti shot to fame as an
understudy in a performance of
"La Boheme" at London's
Covent Garden in 1963.
He went on to popularize
what had been an elite art form,
performing as one of the "'Three
Tenors" with Placido Doriingo
and Jose Carreras in Rome dur-
ing the 1990 soccer World Cup
in Italy.
Before the coffin was sealed,
100,000 mourners paid respects
to Pavarotti, dressed in a tuxedo

Archbishop Luigi Cocchi blesses the coffin of Luciano Pavarotti in the cathedral of
Modena yesterday. REUTERS/Claudio Peri/Pool

with a trademark handkerchief
in his hand. On a wreath, his
four-year-old daughter had left
'a colorful stick-figure drawing
signed "Alice".
i "He seemed so small," said
51-year-old housewife Rosanna
Cipriano of the singer whose
generous girth and twinkly eyes

were as famous as his voice.
After an operation for pan-
creatic cancer last year,
Pavarotti had hoped to finish a
world tour but he died on Thurs-
day at the age of 71,
Pavarotti's coffin was taken
to rest at the Montale Rangone
cemetery near his villa outside

of town, where his parents and
his stillborn son Riccardo are
The private burial was at-
tended by his family, includ-
ing Alice, born to his second
wife. Pavarotti also left three
grown-up daughters from his
first marriage.

Medics under fire for

issuing false certificates

to selected jurors

(Jamaica Gleaner) Chief Justice Zaila McCalla
is urging medical doctors not to engage n the
practice of writing false medical certificates to
exempt persons from serving jury duty.
But Alverston Bailey, president of the Medi-
cal Association of Jamaica (MAJ), wants the Chief
Justice to provide the evidence.
Justice McCalla made the appeal to the medi-
cal profession on Thursday night while address-
ing the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains, at Eden
Gardens, St. Andrew.
She noted that already, the jury selection pool
is very small and that the practice, among other
factors, was having an adverse effect on the jus-
tice system.
"Experience has shown that some medical
practitioners issue medical certificates on an insuf-
ficient basis for exemption," she said.
Dr. Bailey, however, told The Gleaner yester-
day that he had never received any such complaint.
"Until we get the evidence, we can't comment
on the prevalence," he told The Gleaner when asked
how widespread the problem was. "But if there is
incontestable evidence we will obviously frown on
He, however, urged the Chief Justice to report
the matter.
'To date, 1 have received no complaints from
any aggrieved party to say that an inappropriate
sick leave was submitted for a juror. So. it is im-
possible for me to comment on the matter in the
absence of supporting evidence."
The MAJ head. however, noted that if such
practices had been detected, the MAJ would dis-
approve of them. lie further said sanctions could
be taken against any doctor so implicated, throuLgh
the Medical Council of Jamaica.
"Doctors are bound by our code of ethics to
write sick-leave certificates for patients who are
truly in need of such cerlification and we don't
really expect (that) doctors would write false cer-
tificates for financial gain." he said.
Justice McCaila said one of the re. 'mmenda-
tions made by the Jamaica .'tistice Reform Task
Force as it relates to reforming the jury system,
xwas to raise public awareness of the jury system

through public education.
"There is the difficulty of serving sum-
monses on jurors. Jurors sometimes don't
show up to try cases for a variety of reasons
and there is a reluctance on the members of
the public to serve as jurors," she added.
"There is a general fear of persons to at-
tend court I am not aware of anyone being
harmed from having participating as a juror,"
she said.
Meanwhile, Professor Errol Morrison,
charter president of the Rotary Club, who is
also involved in the medical field, said there
is a genuine fear out there in the public by
persons who are asked to do jury duties.
He, however, noted that this public
awareness campaign should allay the
fears and impress upon citizens, the role
they need to play in ensuring that justice
is served and that it is served in a timely
The Chief Justice said the Taskforce had
also made several other recommendations to
overhaul the jury system.
This she said included limiting the right
to trial by jury to a few of the most serious
offences and giving the accused the right to
choose a trial by judge alone in the Supreme
Another recommendation that has been
forwarded by the Taskforce is the increase of
penalties for non-attendance for jury duties.
The problem of insufficient jurors to
serve in cases is nothing new and has in the
past delayed trials. One such example was in
May of this year when murder cases which
were set for trial in the Home Circuit Courl
had to be put off because of insufficient ju-
The court was told that only 17 jurors
were available for jury selection. A mur-
der case requires at least 26 jurors for
jury selection because the Crown and the
defence are each entitled to challenge
seven jurors and 12 jurors have to be
empanelled for a murder case.

ICLE September 9, 2007


August 31st marked 9 months of Travelspan's 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".

' Travelspn recently signed a new contract with Ryan International Airlines for two Boeing 757-200 seat Aircrafts. These Aircrafts will increase passenger and


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"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 wvl1 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.

S 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.
S Please note that fuel is not the only factor driving costs upwards. Current price at CJIA is US $3.28 per gallon.

*" This problem continues to plague all airlines. Travelspan has added additional and innovative security measures to confront the contraband
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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.

S 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
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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 the Canadian Government. Once approved, Travelspan will make the appropriate announcements. The Company
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18 .. --. SUNDAY CHRONCLE S-etilmbei ~'-.- -

Suspension for 3

cops in court escape

lice Commissioner Trevor
Paul Friday ordered the sus-
pension of three police offic-
ers in connection with the
September 3 escape of two
murder suspects from the
Couva Magistrates' Court.
A police corporal and two
constables were handed their
suspension letters Friday.
They were assigned to the
Courl and Process Department
and were responsible for prison-
ers at the court.

Prisoners Stephen Forgenie
and Rodney Sainaroo escaped
the court after pushing away a
police guard who had taken
them to the toilet.
Forgenie was held five
hours later in a canefield.
Samaroo was up to late
yesterday still on the rln.
Police had shifted their
search for him to Laventille
on Thursday. after he had
been seen in San Fernando
but managed to elude them
in a car heading for north

The men are charged with
the August 16 murder of Rich-
ard Mark at the Forres Park.
Claxton Bay. landfill.
The suspended officers will
stay away from work until an
investigation into the escape is
completed. the Express was
In an unrelated matter.
the headless. handless body
of a man was found off
Rochard Road. Penal, yester-

It was discovered by two
men who were on their wav to
a corn plantation.
They discovered the corpse
floating in a flood-swollen la-
goon around 3 p.m.
The head was found close
by. The hands were not found.
The body was said to be in
a decomposed state. It was clad
in a yellow jersey and blue
Police are now seeking
the public's assistance in
identifying the man.

Prices too hot!

Too expensive!
(DAILY NATIONS)-This all too familiar cry was again the
anthem of stressed out parents jostling cact other in (the
stores of Bridgetown Friday. each looking for the best back-
to-school bargains in the last weekend before the new
school term begins.
It is that time of year again when eager. and not so eager
children head back to school to start a n\\ term in a new class,
and sometimes even a new school.
But what is not so new are the prices, which parents con-
tinue to say are draining their pockets.
So when children turn to their parents to buy the latest
school supplies, parents often find themselves praying for help.
"It is hard for me. It's really expensive. My daughter is
ten. my son is 19 but still going to school and I have a godson
I'm taking care of who is five. All of them 1 have to shop for.
but 1 pu t it in the hands of the Lord." said Veronica Brathwaite.
Monique Mayers knows where to go to keep her six-year-
old daughter. Aalivah Cox. supplied, but agreed the prices were
"really expensive".
Another parent under siege was Therese Boyce. whose four-
year-old son, Travis Boyce. will be attending school for the first
"It is stressful for me as you can't find the clothes as
you like. I've been going from store to store," she said.






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The Board of Directors, Management
and staff extend congratulations and
best 'ishes to Mr. Jhaman Kundun,
the recipient of the Republic Bank
(Guyana) Limited, University of Guyana
Scholarship award.

Earlier this year, Republic Bank invited
scholarship applications from students
pursuing studies with the University in
subject areas that support what the
Bank recognizes as key local sectors.
These include Agriculture, Forestry,
CiviM Engineering and Hydraulics.

Jhaman Kundun who hails from Hope,
East Coast Demerara was selected
from among a field of applicants. He
is a student of. Agriculture who
completed studies with the Guyana
School of Agriculture, and who will
now read for a degree in Agriculture
at the University of Guyana. His
continued sponsorship by the Bank
is determined by his annual
performance this University studies.

The Bank wishes him every success
in the pursuit of his studies.

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i The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites
Suitably qualified Manufacturers and Suppliers
to tender for the supply of:I
> New Mini Van/Bus Type Ambulance.
I> New/Used 30-32 Seater Bus(To be
Used as a School Bus)

Closing Date for Tender will be Thursday,
September 27,2007.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted
from Purchasing Manager-Field at the address
below from Sunday, September 10. 2007: -

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


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Ramadan is a month in which Muslims
are experiencing the pangs of hunger
and thirst and naturally become
sympathetic to the poor and needy.
Ramadan is the month of chaari.
Zakaah is normally paid as the means of
purifying the wealth. This payment is
compulsory on those who are in
possession of the Nisaab (which is the
minimum wealth a person should
have before he/she is qualified topay
Zakaah.), which is GS 73,631 for2007.

The payment of Zakaah enables us to
become aware of the socic-economic
problems of the poor and needy. It has
often been stated that should all Muslims
pay what is due as Zakaat; poverty can
be eradicated and the gap between the
have and the have nots can be bridged.

Let us reflect during Ramadan, on the
situation in Guyana and-othericountries
with regards to the escalating violence,
crime, rape, racism, use of alcohol,
narcotics and violence against women
and children. This is indicative of a
society becoming sick. These ills have
been successfully eradicated during the
lifetime of the Holy Prophet (SAW)
through the acceptance of Islam as a
way of life and solution to these

As Muslims we must not only be able to
identify the problems but to offer the
solution and save the world from
disaster. The job of disseminating the
teachings of Islam is obligatory on every
member of the Muslim community.
Ramadan prepares us for this task by
offering the ideal physical and spiritual

May Allah give us the strength and health
to observe the Holy month of Ramadan
in true spirit. May Allah accept our fast
and every good deed.

The President and members of the
Central Executive Council of the Central
Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG),
wish to extend sincere Ramadan
greetings to all Imams, President,
Executives and members of Jamaats
and Muslim organizations as well as our
Muslim brothers and sisters throughout
the country.

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam.
It is an act of pure submission to Aliah's
command given in the Holy Quran as
follows: O you who believe : fasting is
ordained for you as it was ordained to
those before you. so that you may
remain conscious of God 12: 183). The
Holy Prophe: Muha'i:ad SAW said: O
people. there :coes Lipon you now a
-,e,'- mo ". j -.iz- .. To; t i n
which !ihs a h ". '.a: :;.';o t;an a
tAoulsan made os i:ls a : :Ce vingch
Aliah has made compulsor :he fasting

which should be observed by day. He
has made the "TARAAWEEH" by night a
Sunnah. Whosoever tries drawing
nearer to Allah by performing any
virtuous deed in this month, for him shall
be such reward as if he had performed a
'Fard' (compulsory act) in any other time
of the year. And whosoever performs a
Fard, for him shall be the reward of
seventy Fard in any other time of the
year. This is indeed the month of
patience and the reward for true
patience is Jannah (Paradise). This is
the month of sympathy with one's fellow
men, it is the month wherein the true
believer's provisions are increased.
Whosoever gives a fasting person food
to break the fast (at sunset), for him
there shall be forgiveness of his sins and
emancipation from the fire of Hell and for
him shall be the same reward similar to
the person observing the fast, without
his/her reward being diminished in the
least (AI-Baihaqi).

Imoortance of Zakaah
Zakaah is a source of spiritual
upliftmentt. Most of our people are living
below the poverty line struggling for
food, ocean water, health and a chance
to live a productive life.
Zakaah is established by Allah as a
source of purification, protection and
enrichment. Zakaah is a means of
bridging the gap of disparity to build
fratemal bonds, to increase mutual
support systems and to protect human
"The parable of those who spend their
wealth in the way of Allah is that of a
grain of corn: It grows seven ears and
each ear has a hundred grains. Allah
gives many fold increase to whom He
pleases" (2:261)
In our wealth the poor has a right, which
must be given to them, their lives are
trust in our hands; if they die for want of
food, then the fortunate will answer for
this on the Day of Judgement. Let our
wealth be a source of reward for us in
this life and in the hereafter by giving a
part to those who rightly deserve it.

Distribution and Collection of
CIOG distributes $3.9million monthly
in Zakaah (to 1087 recipients from
123 Masjids in Berbice, Essequibo
and Demarara and 340 orphans
countrywide). For 2007 CIOG has
distributed S31 million in Zakaah. All
Zakaah collected is used for distribution
to the poor and needy. Muslims are
advised to channel their Zakaah through
the CIOG for i -nribjlocni to the poor and
needy. It is the only organisation that
pays Zakaat monthly to the poor of your
Masjid and presents an Annual Audited
Financial Statement. You can upa- v ;..
Zakaat to any of CiOG's ;- i
which a receipt is issued

Nisaab and the Rate of Zakaah
Zakaah is the Ar nual Otligator, duty 01 e'ery sane Muslim male ard female abcve the ageof
puberly who owns completely a stipulated m.nimum wealth iknow..n as Nisaab) free from debts.
Zakaah is due on mone.i merchandise, jewellery and other liems ol gold and silver, lvestocka
an j agriultural prduIi: T he Nisaab of morey and merchandise fixed by the Holy Prophet(S..:
AWi s the value o. 1'I z 5 a-.'vt oclt silver which is equivalent :o G$73 63 ncash Any Musl:i-
po;.sessring he Itisaia nirw .and 'ho po:,.>ssed II one year ago has to pay Zakaah at 2 -
perin:.rl minimum aof he currently *alue of silver ewevlry and 2 pe'cenl of the present net value.
Ii meric-handjise Fcr nne Nisaab :'rn ,vestock and agncu:iural produce kindly consult the
: book.l e: oranvro ii rp'rerse't-lalt es The Nisaab for 2007isS73.631 cash.

Hadith on Fasting
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: 1 "Fasting does not just mean abstaining from
food and drink, rather fasting means abstaining from idle and obscene speech. If
someone curses you or treats you in an ignorant manner, then say. 'I am fasting, I am
fasting" (Al-Hakim)
2. Whoever pays Oiyam (Taraweeh) in Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of reward,-
his previous sins will be forgiven." (Al-Bukhari(37) and Muslim(759)

Beloved muslim brothers & sisters please note the changes for the different localities

Skeldon Bloomfield Rosignol
to to to
LetterKenny NewAmsterdam Golden Fleece
minus 4 min. minus 3 min. minus 2 min.



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GT&T is pleased to be associated with the observance of Amerindian Heritage Month 2007 and with
the series of articles on Amerindian History and Way of Life prepared by Cultural Anthropologist
Dr. Desrey Fox, Minister within the Ministry of Education.
We hope that the readers can find the information useful and that it would help to create an
awareness and appreciation of the country's indigenous people.

A Brief History of the Amerindian Peoples

1.1 The Amerindians of Guyana
The present day Amerinaians/lndigenous peoples of Guyana
are the descendants of the first known settlers.of this country
and as archaeological evidence suggests they had been living in
Guyana for some 12.000 years prior to 1492 when the
Europeans first arrived in this part of the world. The Amerindian
presence has been the' .i 1 I one in Guyana and. therefore. as
the nin ,-i' .- people. n have helped to forge a nation out of
an untamed land to create the ... -' n.. of what is now

The present Amerindian population numbers up to
approximately 70.000 and there are nine officially recognized
tribes. There were many mor.e Amerindian nations in the pre-
colonial period than those that exist today. These included the
Trios, Tarumas. Miyonggongs. Tiyanogottos, Atorads,
Taurepang, and Kamarakoto among others. Many of these
groups became extinct or fled Guyana for a number of reasons;
some died from illnesses contracted through European contact,
some were exterminated by warring enemy nations, some fled
to nci.ihll'ourro.i lands di,.rin,.i -.i- : of tribal wars, and others
migrated to Brazil at the behest of European missionaries. A
great many also left because they resented colonial rule that
allowed 'free nation' status to some and categorized others as
slaves. The so-called 'free nations' were the Arawaks,
Akawaios. Caribs and Warraus and the Dutch colonisers
permitted them to enslave all other Amerindian groups.

It was by this.route that the first slave plantations operated
during early colonization. Amerindians were 'mmeli dil~',
accessible and by establishing a system to enslave them, and
using 'hi-l own people to make this possible, the Dutch were
able to institute a structure that would last for generations.

Later, after enslaved Africans became the choice as labour for
the.plantations, Amerindians provided invaluable assistance to
the Dutch by helping to quell slave revolts and by recapturing
runaway slaves. They also maintained security inthe interior
and contributed to making 'Guyana' possible by defining the
geographical boundaries we know today.

The population of Amerindians in Guyana stands at
approximately 70,000. However, this figure is difficult to verify
because members of the various communities travel frequently
between neighboring country and also create satellite
communities close to and farfrom established villages.

Guyanese Amerindians can be categorized linguistically and
anthropologically into three main human and language groups
which are Arawakan, Cariban and Warrauan. Each of these
nations has its own language and they are defined linguistically
by the same categories. They also occupy relatively well-
defined separate ecological niches that have influenced their
distinct cultures.

The Arawak Lokono communities are settled in Region 1 (the
largest area populated by Amerindians) with over 20,000
people consisting of Arawak, Carib and Warrau. The Arawaks
alone are estimated to make up 15,500 of this number and are
located in the Santa Rosa/Moruca sub-region.

The 7 000 membei~-. oi Ihe Wapishana community speak a
lanouaqe of the s.mi- nlre :;nn are settled in the South
RupnriLni ,jvjlnn':h'., li. iup',.irnk l;nds hom north to south
a: 3

The Cariban peoples. consisting of the Carib (Kari'na) and also
known as the Galibi and Kalina, are concentrated in the North
West District, the coastal river-heads and the coastal lowland
forest. They number up to 4.000 and live in predominantly
wetland forest areas.

The Akawaio (Ka'pong) are settled in the lowland and upland
forests and the Mazaruni River basin and number up to 6,000.
The Akawaio language is spoken within these communities
while English serves as a second language and is used 1or
instruction in schools. Spanish is also spoken by many
Akawaios since they continue to have kinship ties -,
who Venezuela.

The members of the Palamuna iiin Iii. number up to 5.000
and are located in the upland savannahs in the Pakaraima
Mountains and Monkey Mountain.

The Arekuna (Pemong) people have communities located in the
upland forested areas. Their main settlement is the border
village of Paruima, which is closer to Venezuela than it is to
Kamarang, the main administrative centre of the Upper
Mazaruni District (Region 7).

The Makushi communities are located in the 'I,-r ii Rupununi
savannahs and they number over 7,750. Their main villages
include Katoka, Yakarinta, Massara, Annai. Surama and

The Wai-Wai community has- established homelands in the
extreme south of Guyana, in the dense tropical lowland forests
of the Upper Essequibo River. They number just over 200
people located mainly in two villages, Masakenari and Para

In addition to the Amerindian peoples who are c(,;lii~ily
recognized and .are known to Guyana. There must be a
recognition of the smaller descendants of other Amerindian
tribes who identify themselves as belonging to different nations.
Such groupings include: the Taurepangs, Kamarakotos and the
'Itoikoks' who belong to the 'Pemong' group. These groups are
all Venezuelan tribes like the Arekuna the people who also fall
into this category.

The Arekunas are in the majority and as such the Kamarakotos,
Taurepangs and the Itoikoks have been si;.iilted by this
larger tribe.

Experiencing a similar fate of assimilation are the descendants
of the Tarumas and the Atorads. These are located in the South
Rupununi in such villages as Aishalton and Karadanawa. The
Wapishanas are the majority in these villages and as such these
two groups have also been assimilated by this tribe.

In more recent times the migration of five different Amerindian
groups from Brazil to Guyana have added to the population of
Amerindians. These include: Hishkariyana, Mawayana,
Chirewu, Kathweyna and Kalapauyana.

These tribes have settled among the Wai-Wais at Masakenyari
in the extreme South of Guyana. There are many reasons for
their migration:
1. Kinship ties through marriages between the Wai-Wais and
these groups
2 Some ted trom Brazil because of rintal wars
3 Some came over because they wanted to establish farms on
the ier rile lands of the Wai-Warls
1 SiT ,- ,inr. in Guyana bec. iue their rnildeii cani attend
.:,i IL '1 ,C 3use iere i i a 3 lt ofl gaUrne in I.'ai' W j i teirilar,.

5. Some of the tribes are Christian Brethren converts and so
they enjoy worshipping with their Wai-Wai Christian Brethren

Finally, one single tribe identified as the Chigomunas is also
represented by a small ifin.' group in the Upper Mazarunl
District. They have also been subsumed by the Akawaios
,' i siir this region. Presently. the general conclusion is that
there are at least fifteen (15) i, I li peoples living in
Guyana and ;n-; is a '.1: it is not well known to the Guyanese
people today.

1.2. The Coming of the Amerindian Tribes

Historians. anthropologists and archaeologists continue to-
debate the question of whether the Arawaks. Caribs or Warraus
were the first inhabitants of Guyana. Alden Mason (1948)
argued that:

The general feeling is that they (the Warrau people) preceded
the Carib and Arawak in the Orinoco Delta and Guiana coast
(Mason, 1948).

Other evidence supports this, since the Warraus have been
living in the Orinoco Delta for centuries. They may have been
the descendants of marginal people who had lived in Guyana
prior to the coming of.peopies who practiced the tropical forest
culture (Mason, 1948:252).

Johannes Wilbert (1972) was one who strongly supported this
view, he argued that:

The Warao are one of the few meso-lndian peoples of South
America (Wilbert, 1972).

Others. like Durbin (1977), suggested that the Warraus were the
original inhabitants of the Guianas. He believed that the
Warraus lived in deep swampy areas, where they survived
because their villages were inaccessible to other hostile
Amerindian tribes and the Europeans (Durbin 1977: 23-28).

An important factor which convinced scholars that Warraus
were the first to come to Guyana was the peculiar cultural
characteristics which had to do with their diet. Ancient Warraus
were known to eat the starchy pith of the plan (mauritia
flexuosa) a kind of palm which grows wild in the swampy soils.

Johannes confirmed that this nourishment represents:

... the survival of a formerly more common tradition reaching
back into the remote prehistoric past and perhaps pre-dating
the first entry of the Warraus into the Delta (Wilbert, 1972:15).

Warraus today are not known to eat the pith of that palm but
rather they continue to survive on cassava which is converted
into bread, drinks and other delicacies. Cassava continues to
be the staple food of all Guyana's Amerindians.
Hon. Desrey Fox B.Soc, MA (Anth.), MA (Ling.), Ph.D
Minister within the Ministry of Education

Continues in tomorrow's edition

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lThe Governmient otf(uynv;ma (GOG)( has concluded a Loan C(ontract (1551/SFI Y) with
lth Intcr-.Ameri'an D)eelopmcntl Bank (IDIB io support the implementation of the
l-iscal and financial Managemeni Proeram (I I '). I he overriding purpose of this
program is to promote efficient, transparent and accountable management of fiscal
affairs. 1 he IFFMP is comprised ofthree (3) Sub-components, namely:

(i) Tax policy and administration
(ii) Public sector- Financial Management
(iii) Fiscal and fiduciary oversight

Under Sub-component (iii). the PEUL on behalf of the National Assembly hereby invites
applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of RESEARCH
ASSISTANTS, to be attached to the PublicAccounts Committee.

This job is initially for six (6) months with the likelihood of renewal by the Parliament

At least a First Degree in Social Sciences (pre ferably in Finance/Accounting) or
equivalent; with a minimum of two years experience as a Analyst and/or three
years experience in similar capacity.
Proven writing, reading and interpersonal skills.
Excellent computer analytical, research and technological skills in the field of
information gathering.
Working Knowledge of Policies and Procedures of the National Assembly in
Guyana as compared with other countries would be advantageous.

A detailed Terms ofl Reference can be uplifted at the PEU. FFMP within the Parliament

Applications must be addressed to the:

Confidential Secretarv/Administrative Assistant
Fiscal and Financial Management Program
Public Buildings
Brickdamn. Stabroek, Georgetown
Telephone No.: 227-7026

The closing date for all applications is September 21,2007.





Loan # 1803 SF-G(;



The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a USS 24.3 million loan to the
Government of Guyana as part of the financing for the Rehabilitation of Transport
Infrastructure in Guvana. The total cost of die Program is the equivalent of USS 27
million and the executing agency for the program will be the Ministry of Public Works
and Communications with the execution period forth loan being five years.

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MPW&C) now wishes to
commission feasibility, final design and environmental studies, and all related bidding
documents for the rehabilitation and construction contract of the Black Bush Polder Road
(BBPR). This project includes die respective bridges and all other drainage structures.

The Works Services Group is inviting eligible Consultancy Firms from any member
country of the IADB to submit their expression of interest which must include details of
work in the same area ofspecialization. Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained upon
request from the under-mentioned address during normal working hours.

The budget for Design & Feasibility services is USS300.000.00

Selection will be based on: qualifications and relevant applicable experience.

Interested firms are required to submit their Expression of Interest by September 26.

Applications must be placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Co-ordinator
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works
Wight's Lane. Kingston

9/8/2007, 9.02 PM

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generator. Contact abrina
Ahmad. Tel. # 274-0438.

GET rid of evil, fix love.
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 655-8907, 612-6417,

upholsteing of All types of
.furniture. Call 697-9560.

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Immigrant Visa
185 Charlotte &
King Sts.
Nlaraj Building,
Tel#: 231-5442/225-
Fax#: 225-2068

TEL. 276-3826, 609-7625.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs -.. washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers. etc. Call 622-4521/218-
PERSONS available to do
Several construction e.g.
ni.lnh Pr!'im'hin" carpentry.
.. .. I. -. .,;redit ternis
-i i -II 688-2965.
FOR all vour construction
repairs. renovations, as well as
m asonry, .i.; -1.I, i ,,1 ,
and .l ..' h i .:
on ." .;-.i I 667-6644.
ARE you looking for an
apartment or house to rent? Let
LS help you fin that special
place. Laindlords/owners feel
free to call 'Apartment Finders'
at 218-0303, 655-.6875.
FOR repairs and services to
washing machines, refrigerators,
clothes dryers, gas stoves, micro
wave ovens, etc. Call Home
Solutions on Telephone 227-
0060/629-1939/643-6007. -


-I I I/ *BUYt

CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit:
transporting builders waste,
sand, mud, cement, etc. Lot 329
Sachi Bazaar, Street, Prashad
Nagar, Georgetown, Guyana.
Tel. 223-0760, 618-2945.
STATUS Want to work in the
Caribbean?. Obtain National
Skills Certificate to the
Caribbean Community. Call
Prime Star. Tel. 227-38771 647-
5777, e-mail
your locked cell phones? Now
our 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. VICf THE

SEAMSTRESS no cutting. Call
FOR 1 GENERAL Domestic
to work from 7am-2 pmr. Call 623-
1.6.. .5.. ........ .......................... .........
VACANCY exists for
Tractor/Truck Driver. Contact
Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
VACANCY exists for female
to work in Doctor's Office. Ages
18-25. General duties required.
Call 225-7185.
LUCAS mill operator and
truck porters to work in Kwakwani.
Tel. 653-6013.
ONEPastry maker/Cook, one
Salesperson, preferably male.
Age 25 35. Call 231-6982, 667-
We invite Salesman/
Saleswoman who are prepared
to serve first and earn over $100
000 in commission. Email: or
calf 225-5198.

experienced sewing airs to sew
garment that is already cut. Also
someone to cut. Tel.S#226-1458.
vacancy exists for a. competent
sales representatives and porters.
Call 220-0819, 616-8193.
ONE mature lady needed
immediately for live-ih position
on farm to keep house and
livestock. Contact Tel. 687-2339
SEWING Machine
Operators. Porters. Carpenters
and Mason. D Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492/225-
Apply with handwritten
application to Regent Household
Electronics. 143 Regent Road.
Tel. # 227-440)2.
VACANCY minibus Driver.
Requirements at least 2 years
experience in minibus driving.
Must have a valid minibus
Driver's Licence. Apply in person
with written application to: The
Manager, SPICY DISH. Lot 53
David Street, Kitty. Georgetown.
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.
Apply in writing with CV to
St., Charlestown. Georgetown.
VACANCY exists in the
following subject areas Maths.
Eng.. Lit., Science. S/S, POA &
IT. Apply in person to Apex
Education. 11 Vryheid's Lust.
Public Road. ECD. Tel. 220-
8265, 626-2080.
4) CXC including Accounts &
Mathematics (b computer
literate. Apl y in person to:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EBD, between the
hours of 2 and 4 pm_

Vacancies exist for


Education Teacher

I Headmistress

I- Primary Teaher

childd (are Workers

AI R 11no Phnli nn Apdmil

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-
. .......... ..... ..-. . ......
machine operator, one store
Assistant. Must have Maths &
English. Advance Computer
course and be designer friendly.
Must be flexible. great benefits,
great working environment. Cal
:227-8538. 622-4386 Rotie.
(preferable part-time) to manage
computer literacy training centre
for school drop-outs at McDoom.
EBD. Apply PO Box 10676 G/
town, Guyana or call 226-2171
between 1 pm and 5 pm,
Monday to Friday.

VACANCY exists for Typist
Must have computer skills. Apply
in writing to Shalom Enterprise
Inc.. 2 Croal Street. Stabroek,
SHANTA'S. Vacancies exist
for roti & puri cooks, counter
persons, dish washers. Apply n
person at Shanta's. 225 Cam)
and New Market Sts.. between
3 and 5 pm No phone calls


Must have
Apply with written
Between 3-4pm
(daily at

137 Regent Street

VACANCIES exist for one
experienced Cook, Drivers,
Porters and Cashiers. Apply at
Survival Snackette, 16 Duncan
St. & Vlissengen Road with
written application.
M E C H A N I C.
CERTIFICATE in fitting &
mnachininq. experience: 3 years.
Salary: $0 0000 $80 000 but
based on experience &
performance, apply to
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship. East Bank
Demerara. Between 1 and 5
Trinidad. Joiners, Stitchers and
Upholsters. Interviews will be
held at Sleepin Hotel at
Brickdam, from September 12,
2007. Contact Ms. Roxanne
Campbell 592-668-5834 or Mr.
Youdistr Sankar 868-647-
Qualifications: two subjects
(CXC) Maths and English.
Grades 3 & 4 will be accepted.
Experience will, be an asset but
no necessary. Attractive salary
and other benefits preferably
person living on EBD. Apply in
person to: Friendship Mxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship. EBD
between the hours of and 4
One (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have
knowledge of Payroll, NIS.
Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the
aPes of 25 and 30 years old.
st 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, 136Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-

LAND and Property at East
Coast Public Road. Call 220-
9199. 661-3873.
31 ACRES at Nismes on
WBD rice land for sale price
neg. Phone No. 254-0397. 225-
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MON REPOS. corner lot -
52 x 80. Asking $3M. Call 266-
2868 or 226-3.198.
LODGE, D'Urban Street.
old building on three house
lots. Asking $6M. 225-3006,
TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme House lot in front 50
x 100ft. Asking $2M. Call: 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
double lot $12M, Houston -
double lot S12M, Happy Acres
single lot $8M. Call 220-
2202. 612-9785.

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OGLE property with 2 to 3
extra lots. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
LAND for sale in Sheet
Anchor Village, East Canje.
Berbice 2 X'/ acres land. Call
225-3118, 617-6034.
vacant land 90 feet x 90 feet
Lyng and Princes Sts.,
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1757.
PRIME residential land -
GuySuCo Gardens double
lot $20M. Le Ressouvenir -
double lot $30M. Call 220-
2202, 612-9785.
HOOP. Tel. 2116-3826; 609-
7625._ _
ROBB. Bourda Market 2-
storey building was $75M now
$50M/US$250 000 owner
needs medical. Ederson 's -
MOBLISA, 1 Linden
Soesdyke 161acr4s. Ideal for
resort, divided $3i5 per acre,
special price 2 acres $6M!
US$30 000. tderson's 226-
Demerara Rivet, 250 acres land
4000 ft wide. Ideal for wharfage
facilities, ocean going vessel
$25M/US$1;5 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
QUARTER lot land with
grocery shop and liquor:
restaurant containing 3
bedrooms, located at Best
Road. Price $6 million neg.
Contact 662-9221.
BROAD Street, opposite
Gafoors warehouse. Large
prime land 200 x 60 for
commercial residential.
Reduced $30 million. Owner,
226-1742, 623-1317..
G.R.E.I.A. Land at Industryv
ECD near UG Area, good road,
electricity, writer, telephone.
and clean environment. Price
$5.5M each. Tel: 225-4398,
G.R.E.I.A.; Meadow Bank
$4M, Diamond 3M, 1M
Lusignan 3M, gle 5M, Canal
No. 2 5M. 44l. Parika River
front 8M. Pashad Nagar
double lots 1I9M. Tel: 225-
4398. 225-373 .
42 DIAMOND & Gold
Claims in Kurudung Mbuntaid.
Serious investors. For sale.
lease or partnership. Call Jeff
Naraine. Home 592-223-
5586. cell 592-669-1364.
G.. ............ i....i .o; e
G.R.E.I.A. \Long Creek
Linden Highway frbm Road to
River 130 Acres Land, 40 acres
with cocoa andicitrus trees,
ood for farming, tourism,
hotel. housirig, etc. Tel: 226-
4398. 225-3737:
RICE land -: 106 Acres
transported rice Ilnds located
at Henrietta. Le uan. Only -
$300 000 a acre? get 6 acres
free. Ideal for chi ken farm or
cash crops'- 21 600 sq. ft.
transported land located at
Agriculture Road, Triumph,
Backlands $2M heg. Owner
leaving co2ntry.i Call 227-
house lots (together) plus 150'
x 120 & 180 t75.3. Properties
together (road side), Happy
Acres, Earl's Coqrt, Lamaha
Gardens, iDiampnd, New
Scheme (High income) Canal
# 1 & 2; Hilway lands, 2860
acres Intermediate Savannah.
TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.
7.3 acres vacant land with
creek on two sides Yarrawkabra,
West of S.L.;highway, adjacent
to Forest Nursery. Excellent for
eddoes, swept potatoes, etc. or
blocks or apartments for Eco
Tourists. ten minutes from
Airport. Why travel to
Georgetownt and stay in an
expensive hotel? Tel. 226-
1757. 1
LAND at Melanie, Public
Road, ECD 1.1 acres or 47 000
sq. feet, available now for sale
for $8.5M. 81 acres of land in
Demerara ;River. Spring
Gardens for $6.5M (six million
and five hundred thousand
dollars). Contact Pete's Real
Estate, Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Streets. W/Ruit. 226-
9951. 226-5546, 231-7432,
223-6218. -
EAST Bank Demerara, 23
acres east of Public Road -
S14M neg., house lots 46 x 90
frorn $800 000, 100 x 100 -
$1.6M, 60 x 120 from $1.2M
neg., riverside 6 000 sq. ft.
roadside lots from $2M.
Bagotville, % acre with
unfinished house $4M neg.,
S.L. Highway with creek, 40
acres, with watch house near
Kuru Kururu. Price negotiable.
266-5177, 613-2286.

1 FURNISHED 2-bedroom
flat, Bel Air Park. 227-8643.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelors Adventure. ECD. Tel.
ji,.. newly renovated. Call
- 12. -
BEL. AIR $500 US. $30 000.
Keyhomes. Tel: 628-0715. 684-
1852. I
SPACIOUS two-bedroo -
apartment $40 000. Tel. 22k-.
0586. :
AiVILLE apartment for ode.
Must be working. No agent. all
661-6179. ____ !
PHONE 225-9944.
OFFICE spaces to let -,87
Barrack St.. Kingston. Tel. # 260-
2249. Contact Pam. 1 ;
for rent at No.2 Canal, WBD. all
691-5863, 267-2690.'
FURNISHED houses and
flats in residential areas. Prices
from US$500. Sonja 225-7197.
SPACIOUS offices'to1e-t,
Charlotte Street, near King
Street, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
4420, 225-5910. ;
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ONE FULLY furniuhbd
grilled 2-bedroom apartment.
US$40 per night. Call 226-9448
or 628-7880.
Furnished flats .for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
ONE top flat for visiting
overseas families. Tel. #225-
9395, 624-8783.
OGLE, Eccles, C/ville. 2, 3-
bedroom unfurnished apt. 233-
1 2-STOREY two-bedroom
house situated in Central
Georgetown. Contact 695-5493.
ONE two-bedroom apt.
bottom flat, located in
Cummings Lodge. Tel. 656-
2080, 622-8533.
FURNISHED rooms forsingle
working students females:- $17
000 and $15 000 monthly. Water
and light included. Call 686-
9621.226-1 58.
4-BEDROOM houses
furnished at US$1 000.
unfurnished .' $US$800,
residential location. Others. lower
and high price range. Call 226-
ONE apt. fully a/c with
access to lawn 'tennis court, in
University Gardens US$999.
Several office space. Call 225-
bNE two-bedroom bottom
flat td\rent in Kitty from the 1" of
October. Please call 231-4902 or
BEL Air Park three-
bedroom unfurnished building
with phone and overhead tank.
Phone 218-4469, 667-8651.
ONE large self-contained
room $20 000 months,.security
plus 1 month rental at 88 Middle
Road, La Pentience. 225-4345.
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person $4
000/$5 000 per day. Call
231-6429. 622-5776
3-BEDROOM apartment.
fully furnished in Craig St..
Campbellville 'for overseas
guest. Short term. Call:Tel.
\ ONE-BEDROOM top flat for
decent couple in Greater
Georgetown. Semi- furnished.
Call 225-3118, 617-6034.
UG AREA fully furnished
four-bedroom executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. Tel. 642-0636.
bedroom apartment with all
conveniences. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
ONE room to rent with a
family for single working female.
located on Grove, East Bank
Demerara. Call 216-0993.
BEL Air Gardens fully
furnished four self-contained.
building with all modern
facilities. Tel. 642-0636.
and secure one-bedroom self-
contained apartment with all
conveniences. 683-0172.
REGENT St., prime location
large and fully secure th'ree-
storey building suitable for
business. Tel. 642-0636.
HOTEL in North Rodland
house by itself in D'Urban
Backland. Call 223-0524, 628-
0747. 617-0403. Success
available 4"' Street Cummins
Lodge, very close to UG. Tel. 226-
8261 or 624-5082. ;

237- "-'


Garden. Queenstown p
residence of business
500 per monthly necg
caller only. 624-5082
BUSINESS place -
office space $50 00
Caf, $80 000, Beau
$60 000. K.S. RA
Agency 225-0545. (


property of
s USS3
Sor 226-

$60 000,
0. Internet
ty saio -


Busy 4-corner Business
S Spot with large
verandah, located on
the first floor, fully
equipped with lights,
grills, telephone etc.
partially air-conditioned.
Suitable for Doctor's
Office, Internet Cafe,
Salon. School. etc.
Measuring 30ft X 50 ft,
Vacant possession,
Move in Today
$125,000 neg.
Tel: 624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.

HOUSE for rent. 2-storey
unfurnished, 4 bedrooms
upstairs, toilet and bath,
downstairs 2 bedrooms, toilet
and bath, telephone, light.
water, etc. Contact Sabrina
Ahmad. Tel # 274-0438.
2-BEDROOM and 3-
bedroom apartments in
Alberttown. 12 months advance
rent to move in. 2-bedroom -
$300 000, 3-bedroom $432 00
to move in. Telephone 641-
YOU want it. we have it -
houses, apartments and vehicles
to let, rent or sell. Visit, or call 223-
8199. 621-8271. Netsurf,
International Real Estate. No'
commission for us.
C/VILLE furnished one-
bedroom apartments to rent on
a daily/ni2htl basis. Starting
from US$2. Call Anand 227-'
p356, 622-2118 anytime
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Turkeyen $30 000, 1 2-bedroom
'bottom fat, S/Ruimveldt Park -
$30 000 Furnished house -
'GuySuCo Gardens USS1 200.
611-0315, 690-8625.
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments, air condition, hot &
cold, parking. For overseas
visitors short term. Tel. 226-
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
upper flat Bel Air Park, 88 Eping
Ave. & Ituni Rd. Convenient.
secure and spacious. Call 225-
4413, 646-9319. 619-9972. 614-
0949, 619-9972. Email
LUXURIOUS apartment for
overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with
AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Transportation available Call
226-8990, 226-2543. Ca
ONE 3-BEDROOllig house in
quiet residential area overlook pp
Atlantic with ail amenities.
Furnished US$800,
Unfurnished US$600. Call 222-
LG. SPACIOUS bottom flat
for any business $80 000,
internet cafe computer school.
hair salon, barbershop etc. Good
security. Call 225-0511.-0
ONE 1-bedroom upper flat
apartment in a gated community.
Unfurnished. Tenants are
responsible to pay their own
utility bills. At Plantation
Versailles. WBD. Call 264-2946.
264-2947, 618-5070.
LOT 111 Collingwood Ave.,
Nandy Park. Rent $50 000.
Fully furnished apartment, one
bedroom with air condition,
bathroom, kitchen, dining room,
setting room. Phone home 233-
6200. work 227-2294.
FURNISHED hail for
wedding or any other occasion.
We give (2 bridal chairs, 3 arches,
3 large tables, table and chair,
music & DJ, bar wirh fridge. We
also do catering for food and
drinks. Contact C & S Restaurant
& Bar. Sheriff Street. 645-0787.
AIR SPRINGS, Subryanville,
Queenstown, Section 'K' C/vilte,
C/ville. Bel Air Park Prashad Nagar. Courida Park
(apt.), Republic Park, Ogle. Bus
rental: Kingston, Campbellvile
Bond. Bel Air Park, Kingston,
Cummings Street TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.

ROOM to rent in
Queenstown $15 000 per
month. Prefer single working
female. Space to rent for office
or computer repair $20 000.
Sheriff Street' Campseliville.
Tel # 615-3862.
FULLY furnished flat. rooms
and apartment also C & S Night
Club and Snackette to let.
Contact C & S Night Club 645-
NEW. modern, spacious, 1
master bedroom apartment. Fully
furnished. secure, mosquito
proof, and in Subryanville. No
pets. Available as of
September. 2007. Price neg..
Moe (226-3160);625-6519.
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.
LARGE well-secure with
most of the features and
amenities in i HIGHLY
RESIDENTIAL urban areas,
furnished and unfurnished -
Nandy Park, Ecces uic Road.
Bel Air Gardens, Couda Park,
Lamaha Gdns. Also os fats,
office spaces. all at affordable
rent. Tel. 226-4362. cell 621-
4802. Fax: 226-4362 Email:
Web: www.sugamsrnalestate.oom
Address: 1 Radfield & George
Sts., WIRust Gitowa.

THREE bedroom back
cottage, Croal Street. Gftown -
$6M. 609-2302. 225-5782. 233-
ONE 5-bedroom property on
a double lot located" in
Providence. Call 624-9353 from
4 to 6 pm. __ __
ONE property in Republic
Park. reduced firm $21M to
S15M. Phone 235-3068t225-
2626/231-2068. i
LARGE two-storey concrete
building with land space, no
rsvaant possession. Tel.

PRASHAD Nagar large
executive two-storey concrete
building, vacant possession.
Price netiable. i642-0636
WEST Bank Demerara
PubRic Roa -on concrete and
wooden building land 36' x
238' $1 ng. 610-9134.
Hope on the East Coast.
Excellent conditi n. Must see.
30millioni Price negotiable.
218-3030 or 655'8 75.
Road. Sur~ryanville. Serious
enuires only. No agent $16M.
Can 226-703 o 645195.
FURNISHED house in Good
Hope on the; East Coast.
Excellent condition. Must see.
S30million. Price negotiable.
218-0303,or 655-6875.
GR.E.I.A- David St two
storey concrete and wooden
building on spacious land with
osng business $25M. Tel: 225-
4398. 225-3737.
PRIME Star. Guyana) Realty
buying or selling property.
vehicles, etc. Cal 227-3877
SOESOYKE riverside three-
;storey concrete land road to river
109': x 65Asking $25M. 225-
.3006/618-3635. __.__
CRAiG 10 year old house,
new remodel with land 36x 144
ft. Asking $7.9M. Call: 225-
5591 or 619-5505.
IAHAICONY Creek, three
edronm house and six acres rice
land, 'Asking $4.9M. Call 225-
5591 or 6 19-5505.
-4NNANDALE tree bedroom
two ftcorev house. newly remodel
wir0th 3- 5 l' 1i0 Asking $4.9M,
Call-: 225-5591 or 619-5505.
wooden & concrete building,
dow stairs business. 11M1 neg
$55..0-30 US). Ederson's 226-
storey concrete and wooden
building, no repairs. around UG
area. Price 514M. Tel: 225-
4398. 225-3737.
BRICKDAM, Overseas, iocal
religious *.:.3a 5!r : ,'. ioeai
r.Li i : L:- -:
Ederson's --:.- J",

Duildrg lana ra,ad Icr r,.er Ie. i
for hariaaqe sno going
sno,s Sl 5t .USS6' 000.
Ederson's 226-EF9--
CROAL place 2-storev corner
building. Ideal medical center.
insurance. sports club $26MW
USS130 000. Ederson's 226-

226-8148, 625-1624.
HAVE your own land? We
build 3-bedroom wood and
concrete houses $3.3M. aiso to
vour plan Tel. # 227-4551. 682-
ONE 3-bedroom orooerty.
back yard of fruit trees: Must be
sold -.S6.5M. Call 264-1449, 655-
2778. after 4 pm
V!HOOP WCD 2-storex
concrete fully furnished o
bedrooms. Ideal for Cambio,
insurance, electronic store, etc
$35M. Ederson's 226-5496.
KINGSTON overseas, local
religious organization. Ideal
building for any religious
function on 3 house lots $85MI
US$425 000. Ederson's 226-
ROBB St 3 2-storey wooden
building. Ideal 3-storey
supermarket, sublet 20 mini malls
$26MIUS$130 000. Owner
needs medical. Ederson's 226-
NON Pariel, building along
Public Road. facing A lantic,
back, front driveway, 3 patios. 40
x 40 lawns $14.5M/US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.

buildings to buy, Qtown Atown.
S/Ruimveldt. Kitty, C-Ville and
other areas. Ederson's 226-
BB ECCLES. vacant new 2-
storey concrete 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion, parking. AiC
inspection anytime $30MI
US$150 000. Ederson's 226-
CROAL. Stabroek ncrete 6
curious bedrooms mansion on
3 house lots. Ideal national
hotel $65M/US$325. 000.
Emraon's 226-5496
NON PARIEL ECD\ 2-storey
wooden & concrete building.
down stairs business $11M neg
USS55 000. Ederson's 226
storey wooden buildi-. Ideal for
Church, school, erastore, etc
$16M nesr$80 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.

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Price 20M, neg.

PARIKA new shopping center
invests wisely a) 2-storey buiIding,
b) general store, c, bond, ware
boOse $75M/US$375 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Irai, ,sprr ed 3 O acres land wit..
-;,'F.T- I -red 320' x 34' curing
bond 30 x 20' S24WMUS$120 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
ONE TWO-STOREY wooden,-, for sale at the comer of
1 E ie Abreu Street, Newtown,
Kitty. Call 223-2173 or 697-3325.
.Price negotiable).
ONE RANCH type property
in Meadow Gardens reqrares lots
of repairs. Reduced from $5M
to $8.9M. Phone 231-2064? 225-
2626/ 225-2709.

ONE two-storey. wooden
building at Canal No.2.
Suitable for fanning & poultry.
e:c. 50-ft x 6 000-ft. Price -
$3 6M. 669-2012.
GREIA Garnett St. land 50
x 140 with wooden building at
back in good condition, front
land vacant can construct
another building rice $15M.
Garnette St. $12M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737.

Jewatrani's Realty

Kersaint Park, Atlantic
Gardens, Ogle. GuySuCo
Gardens. Subryanville, Sheriff
Street Lamaha Gardens, Bel
Air ParkjVillaQe. Prashad
Nagar. Reblic Park,
Diamond. TEL9 26-8148, 625-
NORTH Ruimyeldf vacant
new 2-fat concrete building 4
luxuKerous bedrooms areafor
tennis swimming $12.5M/
US$62 000. Ederson's 226-
REALTY: One ,mansion stvle
property in Versailles. WBD -
$35M ner B in or selling
property. all PRIE STAR -
KITTY 33.M. $7M,
$8M. Bent Street $4M
Lodge -$4M, West~Ruimveld
- $4M, Carmicha l Street -
$7.5M. Call 231-6286.
$45M Courida Park -US$800,
Shamrock Gdns. 618M C/
ville $35M, Bel Air Park $750
000. Coverden. etc, etc.
Contact Sonja;- 25-7197,
623-2537. j i .
G.R.E.I.A. !Bes1 Road,
Vreed-en-Hoop twq storey
concrete and wooden property
$8M. La Grange, Pubc R ,
two flat concrete opert .
$25M. Tel: 225-498.22-
3737. i [
G.R.E.I.A. Industry -
concrete and wooden property
$12M, Market qoad industry
two properties.i $7M. $8M.
Pike Street lSIOM. Tel: 225-
4398, 225-3737
NO AGENT Mrs. i-son. -
226-2650, 229-2566 to view 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. 2
kitchens, Campbellville
propert~ 110-240 vofs. large
land, its 2 families.: '
Do you ha e a house
business porty or hotel for
sale or re\t? Pease cll 223-
8199 621-8271, Netsurf
International Real Estate. No
commission for us.
Ideal for spare parts business/
school, eticresidence.
$16-5M. Tel: 226-8148/625-
1624 ....
GREIA Herstelling large
concrete and wooden
building, 3 roorps top shop
bottom. Pricel $13M.
Strasphey, Main! Road, ECD
2-flat wooden building S4M
Enterprise unfinished
building S2M. Tel. 225-3737.
GR.E.I.A. South
Ruimveldt S12M, S13M.
$14!-i. Kingston tprge building
on spacious land, $O5M. Old
building on commercial oarcel
of la.don Cnmi7gs St $13M.
Tel: 225-4398, 2-5-3737.
G.R.E.I.A. Success St
$9M. Camp St. two storey
concrete and i wooden.
presently acco nmodating
three restaurants. Cash cow,
good for investment $50M.
Tel: 225-4398, 295-3737.
G.R.E..A. Deph St. C!
ville $14M. $13M.
Charlestown S12M 57M.
Durban St. 513M. Triumph
ECD 10M. 12M. iSection K
S28M- Tel: 225-4398, 225-

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$ I7.I IrMl ;
Te ..
GREIA Grove East Dani.
Demierara ;ew,'i'V ;Gona';te
buiiidia. 4 room top onlp
area i t : i '' Cone: 't
fenc'ri., n c- -"-..- d d uia i.e
fully i' ll ,i S8M. Tel.
225- .' ,
PRASHAD Naqar 20M.
Bei Air Park $25M. GuySuCo
Gardens $35M. Courida Paik -
S40M. Oleander Gardens
$45M. Atlantic Gardens $30M.
Call 220-2202. 612-9785
bedroom two-flat concrete
house on corner lot $25M neg.
Si '; ?1. -.. . 5M neg
E 11- ... .1 . house
one 3/4 of land $4M neq.
South Wortmanville ', lot with
2 wooden houses $9M neg.
George St.. Werk-en-Rust
wooden & concrete, 3 500 sq
ft., suitable for school $20M
neg. 266-51771 613-2286.
ROBB ST. (by Bourda
Market) 2-flat $9M,
Queenstown .- new 4-bed -
$10M $5M. Anira St. $8M.
South $7M, Kitty $6M. $7M.
Alberttown $4M. $6M, Ogle -
$3.5M, $5M. Middle St. (by
hospital) $8M. Croal St. -
$6M, Atlantic Ville $9M, Grove
uLblic road S6M, East
uimveldt (front road) new
house $7M. Call 231-6236.
23.5 ACRES cultivated in
citrus, coconuts and other fruit
trees located at Moblissa
Agricultural Development,
Sbesdyke, Linden Highway.
Dwelling houses also on Land/
Farm. Creek & Spring water
running through. Contact
MichaeFat George Street, Werk-
en-Rust, Georgetown or call
going concern in Grenada.
manufacturing Investments
(G'Da) Ltd. Manufactures all
aluminum windows, sliding
doors, friction hinges windows.
fry screens, bathroom
enclosures, and all your
aluminum needs. Price
negotiable. Contact numbers
TelephoneiFax: 1-473-444-
4540, Telephone: 1-473-440-
3152 Cell: 1-473-535-0089
Email: deosingh@cribsurf.corn
REAL ESTATE. TEL... 227-3877.
E m a i I
Ogle $19-26 million, Nandy
Park $30 million. Vergeoneon
$22 million (2 properties).
Middle Road business -
S25million. Eccles Public Road
$47 million. North
business property $45 i.vii,,..,
Zeelught $8 million, David
Street Kitty $35 million.
Industry Business $150
million. Versailles $65
million. La Penitence $20
million, Versailes 535M.
Leguan $20M.
KITTY $9M, Prashad
Na ar $19M, $14M, Newtownr
- $9M, Queenstown $16M.
Alberttown, concrete $19M,
Kitty, new concrete $20M. Bel
Ai Park 3-storey reduced from
$60M, to $43M, Sec. 'K' -
$17M, Meadow Brook, new -
D'Urban Backland $13.5M,
So: ih Gdlns .. $16.5M. Agrcola.
rn- ri,:;p rpriuiced from $11M
,.. ; -, '-: God's Favorite
Realt 225-2626, 225-2709,
225-5198. 231-2064.
I- in compound -
bedroorn with lots of trees -
500 acres with 60 cows $10M.
FACTORY E.B. Public Road -
15 acres of land with buildings
on 7 acres $60M. PLUS Prime
spots on Main Street, Middle,
sWater Street. P'oeni Street,
etc. Call 226-7 : i1'-.`: 124.
Home of Better Bargains".
2-STOREY concrete and
wooden building, recently
improved. 3 bedrooms upper
and business lower. 75%
,, ,l,- *,.- will be available.
-' i is available now.
axce'lent location, D'Urban and
Palm Stre',ts. tront building.
ContacIr Pete's Real Estate, Lot
2 Gegcie andi Hadfield Streets.
''WRusr One-storey concrete
building situate Canje Street
Section 'K'. Campbeliville for -
$16 500 000. 75 ... i0..,.-
will be available ,- ,. ,
Pete's Real Estate. Lot 2
Gri- o r,, d -nri Hidfield Streets.
"I- '.- 1 concrete one-
storey Phlo'i',no Earl's Court.
LB. E ,- 1 Demerara
vacant poss. ;. f:,!r $121'1 pay
down two r ..i, .r, .ainJ m,.- in,
mortgage ,j j pi:blee C,,,niact
Pete s Real Estate,- Lot 2
George and Hadfie d-:Streets.
WiiRust, 226-5546 .223;6218,.
23.1'7432. ;..: .
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0 0,0:0 i-;IG :- P *.e; 'id
'/cod e n .I .-" tore b n. b) t.!ness
a' dcr''al on b'h m, h!'gh'.vav
A.)r!.'i -la P ni'0" R ,onad 'acanil
Jsse-si i i. available.
Contact Pi.: r.i.' Estate. Lo'
"' .c,,r ,' ai d I ,:rdfield Streets,
S1 231 -7432 226-9951.
.:23-62 18
CORNER 22 Fort Street anoa
Wigl!'s i .Lane, Kingston. G/town
transported 2 storey concrete. 4
bedrooms, 2 garages. land
approx 100ft by 90Oft. Top
location best in Fort St, foreign
and local investors visit. Honest
brokers welcome. Phone 225-
residential areas Section K,
Nandy Park. Blygzeight.
Canpbellville. Eccles" Bel' Air
Park, Prashad Nagar. Happy Acre.
Triumph, Lusigrlanr. Foulis, New
Providence. Croal St., Kingston,
Kitty, Albert St., Newtown,
Meadow Brook, Non Pariel (3).
South Road (2) Vreed--en-Hoop,
La Grange, Camp Sts. 2) Water
St. (2), 'hornas St. (2) South
Ruimveldt Park. LAN D- Kuru
Kururu (265 acres), Crane 3 acres,
Schoonard (100 acres),
Demerara river part of an Island,
Land of Canaan 80 acres, New
Amsterdam, 11 lots (Stelling
Road) Stanleytown. Wharfage.
Lusignan. Mc Doom Public Road,
La Grange, Enterprise, Section
C, South Road Princes St. DEAL
OF THE WEEK two small
properties (a) Public Road Kitty -
3M. Alexander Village small
wooden house $6M, Best
Village small concrete house -
$4M. We assist first time buyers
every step of the way of owning
a LAND/BUILDING (property) at
affordable price. Tel. 226-4362,
cell 621-4802, Fax: 226-4362
E m a i I :
srhormes2005@yahoo.con Web
Address 1 Hadfield & George
Sts.. W/Rust, G/town.
SERVICES -" in Christ
today", Tel 227-1988, 623-6431,
270-4470 Email
Queenstown/ $160M, executive
Lamaha Gardens $80M, Le
Resouvenir Shores central
Georgetown $500M/$300M,
Kingston $50M, Brickdam $55M,
Regent Road $40/$45M. Regent
St $200M. Robb St. $100DM
Caricom Gardens $36M, Sheriff
St $55M, Happy Acres $50M,
Shamrock Gardens $45/$18M,
Bel Air Park $32M. Atlantic
Gardens $35/$15M, Prado Ville
S38M, New Providence $70/
40M, Republic Park/Nandy park
Lamaha St $28M. $25M,
Blygezight $23M, Kitty $17/
$12M. Ciarlotte St $25M, Lime
and Bent St $14M, Lamaha
Gardens $16M, Ogle $19M, BV/
Triumph $20M, Non Pariel $20/
$12/$7M Lusignan $12M Low
lands $53.3M, LBI $12M, Fouls/
Enrnore $8/$6M, Good Hope
$20/$12M, Herstelling $12M,
Grove $12M. Viliqance $3.5M,
La Grange $22r$10/$6M, la
Jalousie $8M, Vreed-en-Hoop
$38M. Blankenburg $10M, plus
Berbice and Essequibo

2 HP 15" planer, 3Hp 10"
table saw. Tel. 226-1757.
1 320 -- CL EXCAVATOR.
TEL. # 226-9006 OR 226-7346
TEL. # 269-0362, 660-7435.
QUALITY bloodline pit bull
pups. Contact 645-4587, 625-

SHERWIN Williams Latex
concrete paint in white and
colours. Tel. 220-1014.
3" inches Swimming Pool
Tablets. PHONE 233-0608(8 am
- 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
1 WASHER, 1 Dryer, new
heavy-duty. Call#220-4372 or
cell# 627-1317.
ONE male dog Rhodesian
Ridgeback (non hound). Contact
Tel. 687-2339.
1 40 and 1 15 Yamaha
outboard. Call 653-0396. 625-
ROTTWEILER mixed with
Doberman pups for ,aie. Call
machinery, two turning lathes,
one drill press. Call 609-2903
One Robinson band resaw brand
one Meadow Edger. Call 609-
NIPPON two door frost fridge
in good condition. Asking
$65,00. Call: 225-5591 or 619-

ONE Kenmiore 27 twN-door
"'i.l -i- .-,',,' K n oro freeze,
" ' ,. ., 2903
MIXED brand Geiman
Shepherd pups. Vaccinated &
deworred. Call 269-1159. 660-
1 LIFAN motorcycle CE
7443. Phone # 627-5115, 223-
1925. Price negotiable.
EARTH & Builders waste
for sale. Delivery to spot, also
Bob Cat rental. Call: 626-7127
COMPLETE modern gym
equipment and c'nmp pti
beauty salon. Please ..ii -. '

Sel Phonei At essorie
SStereo et& rrod '
Blesers, cdie mers, tcofee a a ts
Watte$ oiltypf, We wotltteey
Seesioni set & atcssoesr
trn, totters, iters
S teve, hIo plate, freIngeolleta S
.Moviesl, musit, comliprfer grrinies, et,
"We 'ill beat any adrerfise price"
C-Point& T oUp
Aiuthnioris TPT Phnn ftBale"

engine & generators from 4 to
20 KVA. 'Also Lister diesel
we.lder..... 624-31..87.
3 POOLS table complete
with pools lamp $160 000.
Contact Junior 655-8015, 641-
2108, 622-5589.
NEW HONDA Generator 2
500 watts from UK. Call 233-
5500 or 684-3390.
Vista Office 2007, Corel
Drawl3. Adobe C53. 627-8832.
SALE ON slate pool table -
large, small, imported and
local, brand new. Tel. 275-0347,
VERY Strong Chloride
solution for washing yard or
factory. $580.00 per gal (Vat
Inc usive. 233-06)8.

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a.d.I H i 1.6 1 1 1p1 cs

N p

Washers. Ther,1ostats, us,
motors, belts. valves, k64.27 tc.
y5776. .m... ..... .....

INVERTER: "Tripp- Lite"
electricity backup. self-
AS LOWa AS and

dewoAMD guard
ONE2800 bungalow house at a RG

Hard Drive 1.3 61 drcessoroms
.Keyboard ose. houses. 220-

elA691. F1. EP8L eba elf

PURE Doberman pups for
dewormerer E I.- ih-,i. guard
dogs. 644-3388.
ONE bungalow house at a
,:.- .,,,-,l ,, ..,,;e 3 bedroom s,
-*..*.u., . r, 2 houses. 220-

A691. FB13. EP8L etc Tel:

Ot',E 58'.0C Hy.a.: .- 1o0
; oTnditiei' ;';ne Chi')"'r. 2i. -r'F h
GENERATOR. 4;0 i GENSEIT i-phase 220.1 i votes.
Pice $850 000 neg. Phone 665-
ROTTWEILER Labraoor puops
2 inales. 3 rnths old. Large build.
Contact 231-9979. Mon. Fri.
after 5 p.n. Anytime during the
12 WEEKS old Rottweiler
and German Shepherd puppies.
fully vaccinated and dewiormed.
Tel, 621-1652. 223-0754 or 227-
4mm '. 3/8 / Ply Board.
Long boots, rain coat & suits.
Waheed's Gen. Store, 113 Pike
St.. Ii,, Tel. 226-7585: Fax
226-- _,
BEDFORD Parts tyres.
gearbox, engine. chassis, cabs.
truck trays. 10-ton differential.
Good condition. Must see. 333-
HURRY! HURRY! Just arrived
a new shipment of 1 RZ minibus
gear boxes. Contact Ronald. Tel.
263-7166. 660-1269.
AMERICAN bulldog pups -
10 weeks old, male and female,
imported parents. Short mouth,
wrinkled face $100 000. Contact
7 WEEKS old mixed breed
pups (German Shepherd.
ottweiler and Doberman) at
Diamond HIS. Contact
Parmanand on Tel.#216-1057.
13" car rims w/tyres G$30
000, Athlon 2600+ processor -
G$15 000. Radeon 9800Pro
video card G$20 000, Radeon
X1650XT PCI-E video card -
G$40 000, IDE 320GB Hard Drive
- $25 000, AOC 17' CRT Monitor
- 15 000. Call Brian 660-0845.

As going concern in Grenada

Manufacturers all
Aluminium windows
Sliding Doors, Fricotio
Hinges Windows,
Fry Screens,
Bathroom Enclosures

And'all vua aluminium needs


OXYGEN and Acetylene
Gases. Fast and efficient service.
10-11 Mc Doom Public Road,
EBD. PHONE 233-0608 (8 am -
4_p v, Mon. to Fri. _
FREON GAS: 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A. 404A & 141. Also
Helium for Balloons and Argon
Gas. PHONE 233-0608 (8 amn
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
WELDING equipment
welding plans 110 220 volts. 6
500 watts generator. Complete
tool box. including drill rinder.
2 tables. Call 259-3054, 656-
000 Guyana Stores Ltd. 10000,
Property Holdings Inc. -- 10 000,
Guyana Refrigerators Ltd. 200
000. .Tel. 226.-1757, 225-5641.
ONE drift seine boat 48 ft,
one 40 Round Head Yamaha
engine. 15 hundred Ibs seine
complete turn out. $1 600 000
neg. 1 ear old. 226-5125. 276-
3245. 686-8341.
75 HEADS of Black Belly
sheep for sale. Can be sold all
together or separately. Contact
Michael at George Street. Werk-
en-Rust. Georgetown or call 225-
HOUSEHOLD items, wares, 4
boxes -12" speakers $25 000, 2
boxes 8 speakers $10 000.
Owner leaving country very soon.
231-0158, 653-4886. c
LATEST computer software
available. Vista, Office 2007.
antivirus, video editing,
accounting, desi ning,
educational, games, etc. Genius
Computers 231-7560. 626-8911.
DOGS FOR SALE. 6mth male
Rottweiler (imported), 20 wks
female Rottweiler, 1 V2 old male
German Shepherd, 1 yr. old
female German Shepherd.
Contact 644-2933 or 667-4698.

\.'J;, ;rl.e i .vi U o ioiiiti-, KeyLoa.'d
a'c: ,ous. u-5 UL'O Cornact,
r:i;.re 'T ch. 2. Diuncain St. &
C ioh Ave Cvilile. Tel 231i
..,6 .6J4-6760

Seiko, Citizens, Casio
Gents & ladies Quartz
and work watches 3000
pieces to choose from.
From $500 and up
Watch batteries
sold & installed
Check out
68 Robb Street, Lacytown
Nut Centre
Tel: 227-1228, 225-4631
8 Camp & IDUrtan Streets (opposite jail
Tel: 231-3607

LISTER water cooler 6HP
engines and generator. 330
Bedford engine, differential,
gearbox, spring, crown gear,
axle, drive shaft and many more
Tel. 339-3608. 680-9383.
SAMPLES of over 500
timber species in different sizes.
Display boards with 30, 50 and
100 labelled species over 2 000
pounds of Letterwood.
Snakewood, Leperwood.,
Tibikushi. Tel. 226-1757.
6 WEEKS old fluffy
dachshund pups and 2 red
female Doberman pups. 2
months old. All vaccinated and
dewormed. Also P.S. 11, P.S.P.
ames. Call Andre 226-7648.
21-5514. 667-6772.
FIAT Tractor model 80 66.
four-wheel drive, lyres 98% ok
with one 100-ton Boughton
winch. One cane trailer. One
Lister generator set water cool 6
Hp. One Toyota Dyna 1 '/ ton
freezer canter. Contact Tel. #
260-0852, 260-0910, 649-6202.
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.
ONE female Pit bull &
Ridgeback doc, 7 months, fully
vaccinated & dewormed. Phone
233-0570. (Excellent condition).
MARBLE stone counter top}
granite 4', 1 sink & faucet
double bowl). P.V.C pipes %' &
A', Chinese seine boat 32-ft. &
engine. Price neg. 220-2976 or
1 BRAND NEW RN 2 000
Risograph. Price neg. 1 GR 1
700 Risograph. Price neg. 1 TR
1 510 Risograph, TR black ink a
master 6 500, 1 AB 360 press.
Contact Brian 277-3125,629-
CAUSTIC SODA: 55 lbs -
$4 600; Alum: 55 Ibs $5 800;
Soda Ash: 55 Ibs $8 700,
Sulphuric Acid: 45 Gals $52
200, Granular Chlorine &
Chlorine Gas. All prices are Vat
Inclusive. PHONE 233-0608 (8
am .- 4 pm). Mon. to Fri.
4165; FAX: 226-4050.
matting, hardener, sheets,
telcoat, woven bumpers, body
kits bumpers running boards
scoops German helmets 8 24-
ft boats 4 x 4 covers. We also do
repairs to fiberglass and plastic
products, black tank, etc. Tel.
233-5207. 610-0575. 97
Providence. E B Dem., opp.

MODEL. 680-3101.
000 NEG. CALL 646-4242.
ONE 3-ton Canter
Mitsubishi # 220-7347, 612-
1 TOYOTA Pick up in good
condition. For details, cai- 218-
Series. Contact Chris 625-

,T 1!70 CAR:% \ N ..

MERCEDES Ben:: A 16i
i99 53kmis. 5-Joci C',i 6". -
YAMAHA R-6 mi tor,- c!i
1n excellent condition. Caii
1 MORRIS minor 1000cc.
i Land Rover Series 3. 1 Fod
Ltd. notor .car. Call 226-4459?
DVD Player, 17" chrome rnms
TEL 624-0131. 641-123!
MASSY Ferguson tractors
from England, iust arrived
Models 185 & 188. Call 218-
ONE Honda Scrambler
XLR 125 $200 000 neg. Tel.
223-9336, 669-8782 Rudy.
doors, 2 500cc diesel. 5-speed
manual. Black. accessories,
etc. $3.7M. Tel. 649-7898.
ONE AT 170 Toyota Carina
motorcar. Automatic, fI
powered. EFI, CD, etc. Tel:
20-1574. 616-9884.
ONE SV 40 Camry fully
loaded, excellent condition
with press start alarm, etc. Price
S$.1.4M. Contact 626-0048.
ONE open back Toyota
Pick-up engine cabin four-
wheel drive, excellent
condition. Price $950 000. Tel.
No. 681-6821.TAK

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-.Il-ss enltr,, T" Moqg '.1.i. i
I.. I Hid Pierction Head lioy
i ', isteretd 1 month a6d
PKK 6446
iNot reconditioned
or best offer
Call: 227-7677,225-2503

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ONE Toyota AT 170. Price
- $775 000. White, excellent
condition, powered, ood for
family ridetaxi. Call 622-7338.
1 RZ mini bus EFI, BHH
Series, 1 AT 170 Corona EFI,
both in excellent condition.
Phone 268-3953, 612-5419.
series, immaculate condition.
owner driven. $1.2M neg. Tel.
ONE Modified Kawasaki
ZX6R. $1 million negotiable
with papers. Tel. 592-646-
POWERED. Crash bar, for
lamps, sun roof, roof rack.
alarm, ac $2.2M neg. Tel.
220-1222, 627-8140.
1 TOYOTA Corolla MZE,
late PKK Series, fully powered,
excellent working condition.
Owner leaving country. Call
661-9651, 22.-8019.
ONE Toyota Tundra 2002
model. Fully loaded with all
accessories. Contact 623-
0957, 628-1947.
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1 NISSAN B13 Sentra
(Private), automatic, fully
powered, A/C, mags, CD
player $900 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
ONE 2-door (Sports Model)
Honda Prelude. Must go. Any
reasonable offer. Contact 626-
7013 or 687-2339.
RZ BUS, just registered.
BKK 7331, Long Base, 15
seats, manual, nice and clean.
Must be sold. 74 Sheriff St.
MAGS A/C. TEL. 233-5145;
ONE Caravan minibus
stereo set in pieces, like
amplifier, CD player. equalizer,
mixer, speaker, freezer. 220-
AE 81 TOYOTA Sprinter,
competition wheels and Pirelli
performance tyres. AC, manual
transmission $650 000. 614-
2331. ,
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busic. Pr ice s, $1 i'2.9i
26'i;-24 6 1. 6253 5--6397

D." ,' "I":'. Pr ; ... .-

R989) A- m, [ s m .ags.
Sxcellet condition, one

ow ne. .. ,Contact Paul. Tel. 259.
TOYOTA 4 x 4 Etra Ca

GKK S eries, auo matic-- CD,
C. I 00 .- s lec- tricvl .. i .

I 276- 0313. 626-1141 .
powered with i,,-,,: ,,-of rack.

rolleda bawrsl di m n $2.9
neg. Te:. 266C246il 625-6397.

fully powered. tape. mag rimsnd
CD music. Price 000. Contact
TeRockyl. 266-241. 6256397. 225-
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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007

GNIC register first victory; Dowlin

hits century for DCC

...Cellink Plus first division cricket _

By Ravendra Madholall

GUYANA National Industrial
Corporation (GNIC) regis-
tered the first victory in the
Georgetown Cricket Associa-
tion (GCA) Cellink Plus first
division three-day cricket
competition, inflicting a com-
prehensive eight-wicket vic-
tory over Everest at the end
of the second day's play, yes-
terday, at the Everest Cricket
Club ground on Carifesta Av-
Set a meagre 38 for victory.
GNIC walloped to 39 for two
with Shawn DeSouza and Mark
Monfort left unbeaten on 16 and
14 respectively, after they had
earlier dismissed the home team
for 133.
Scores in the match: Everest
70 and 133; GNIC 170 and 39-
GNIC resuming on the

penultimate day with first
innings honours on 132 for
six after they destroyed
Everest for 70. reached 170
all out, giving Everest a lead

of 100. In Everest's second
appearance. they could only
manage 133 with Krishna
Arjune making 76.
The national opening bats-
man hit three sixes and three
fours as Monfort. Elton Baker
and Garfield Newton picked
two wickets apiece.
In GNIC's 170. De Souza
made 48 which comprised four
fours while David Dick chipped
in with 42 and Baker with 22.
Troy Gonsalves bagged
three for 57. Leon Lake took
three for 61, and Sohan
Raganandan claimed two for 30.
bowling for the losers.
Over at the Demerara
Cricket Club (DCC) ground in
Queenstown. the hosts and Po-
lice are engaged in a tight tussle
despite DCC having already
taken first innings lead, led by
an accomplished 124 from na-
tional middle-order batsman
Travis Dowlin.

DCC. resuming at 71 for three
after bowling out Police for 190,
made 298 all out while Police in
their second innings facing a deficit
of 61 were 43 without loss with
Rawle Brown on 21 (1x4) and
Reginald Rodrigues 15.
In the Police first innings of
190, Floyd Cullen lashed an en-

Guyana's junior cyclists fail to impress on opening day

By Michael DaSilva

GUYANA'S junior and juve-
nile cyclists failed to impress
on the opening day of the
two-day Junior and Juvenile
Caribbean Championships
which ends today in Barba-
According to reports.
Christopher Holder and Geron
Williams who contested the ju-
venile 10K Individual Time Trial
yesterday, could do no better
than place third and fourth re-
spectively, while the junior rid-
ers (Andy Singh. Scott Savory
and Enzio Matthews) had to
settle for 8th, 13th and 21st re-
spectively in their Individual
Time Trial over a similar dis-
Much was expected from
Holder and Williams especially.
since they have been very com-
petitive on the local scene, even
chalking up victories over their
more seasoned senior cornpatri-

Reports state that the juve-
nile 10K was won by Curacao's
Quintin Winckle. while Trinidad
and Tobago's Alexander Gib-
bons placed second.
The junior 10K Time Trial
was dominated by Barbadian
riders Andfre Grebbin. Roas
Callender and Jason Wilson
who occupied the top three po-
sitions resp"eetively.
Today Holder and Williams
will contest the 70K Individual
Road Race while Singh. Savory
and Matthews will compete in
a 90K Individual Time Trial.
The team is being managed
by Guyana Cycling Federation
(GCF) vice-president Brian
Allen who is being assisted by
Williams' father Glen Williams.
Local cycling enthusiasts
are of the view that Holder and
Williams will hold their own in
the road race and some are of
the opinion that the two will
occupy the top two places

in today's event.
George McKenzie who as-
sists with preparing Williams
for local and regional competi-
tion is of the view that if Will-
iams and Holder stay with the
leading pack for the first 40K or
so to get accustomed to the
route (circuit) of the race, then
attack. there is no way that any
other Caribbean cyclists will be
able to beat them out of the top

H OUSE, FROM 14:00 H 18:00 H.





Permanent Secretary
Office of the President

two places.
President of the GCF, Hec-
tor Edwards. is equally confident
that the two Guyanese will pre-
vail over their rivals.
"They have been performing
well recently and if at age 15 they
are winning against senior riders
at home. I think they will do well
at this championship." .
He noted that Guyanese cy-
clists are very much stronger than
their Caribbean counterparts in road
races. "Our performance in the past
will bear testimony to this,"
Edwards, a former national cham-
pion, stated, adding, "The juveniles
(Williams and Holder) are our best
hopes of medalling."
Meanwhile, the GCF
would like to thank the follow-
ing individuals and business
houses for making Guyana's
participation at the champion-
ships a reality: Dyna's
Embrodiery and Screen Prints,
White Castle Fish Shop, Ster-
ling Products Limited,
DeSinco Trading, Rohit's
Lumber Yard, Guyana Sports
Foundation (Miami),
Laparkan, Swiss House
Cambio, Windjammer Inter-
national Hotel, Shanta's Roti
Shop and Andre Gomes.

tertaining 94 spiced with 11
fours and four sixes while Jason
Heyliger and Vijay Balgobin
chipped in with 23 and 20 re-
spectively as off-spinner Den-
nis Squires bagged four for 15.
Travolo Scipion took two for 20
and Christopher Barnwell
snarled two for 36 also.
Supporting the fluent Dowlin
was Ron Ramnauth with 55 which
included seven fours. 31 from
Trevon Griflith and 22 each liom
Jamal Hinckson and Kevin George.
Heyliger nabbed three for 24 and
Latchman with two for 57 deliver-
ing for Police.
At the Police Sports Club
ground. Eve Leary. Malteenoes
Sports Club (MSC) took first
innings points from Gandhi
Youth Organisation (GYO).
GYO resuming on 122 for nine
were quickly dislodged for 127.
MSC in reply progressed to a
competitive 191, while. GYO
still in arrears of 17 runs were
47 for one with Rajesh Persaud
on 19 and Anthony Ifill on 12.
When GYO batted first. Ifill
made 22 (1 x4, I x6) while Wazim
Mohamed backed up with 20
(1x4) as national Under-19 off-
spinner Clive Andries took four
for 19 and Jeremiah Haris two
for 38, bowling for MSC.
MSC's first innings effort
was spearheaded Shcmroy
Barrington's 40 (3x4), 38 (2x4)
from Aaron Frazer and 30 (3x4.
I x6) from Orin Forde. Medium
pacer Vaden Walker grabbed six
for 63 and Fizul Samad two for
The other scheduled sec-
ond-day fixture between
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) and Transports Sports
Club (TSC) was rescheduled for
today due to the unavailability
of the Bourda ground.
On the first day TSC were
bowled out for 110 while GCC
in reply were comfortably
placed at 240 for nine with Paul
Bevaun hitting 74 while
Chidandan Shivram made 63
and Gavin Singh and Ravi
Sarwan 9 and 26 respectively.
Kevin Ross snared five
wickets, bowling for TSC who
had earlier 'made their total
through a fine 53 from Under-
19 all-rounder .Kellon
Carmichael. Rayad Hamid took
four for 26, Sarwan three for 19
and Bevaun claimed two for 20.
Today GCC and TSC will
resume the battle on the sec-
ond day while in the other
matches, today is the final

Central Housing and Planning Authority

The General Public is hereby notified that
Mr. Shem Joseph whose last known address.
is 95 Friendship Village, East Coast Demerara is
no longer employed with Central Housing and
Planning Authority/Land Administration and
Conveyancing Department and is therefore not
authorized to transact any business on behalf of
the Authority.

By order of Management

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From page 92
20 overs, chasing Pakistan's
A smattering of spec-
tators watched a tepid
warm-up match as Gul
rocked Zimbabwe's chase
by dismissing Vusi Sibanda
and Chamu Chibhabha off
successive deliveries with
the score on 16.
Ha m i l t on
Masakadza, who scored
41 off 37 balls, and
Tatenda Taibu helped
Zimbabwe recover by
adding 76 off 10.5 overs
but the slide began once
Afridi dismissed Taibu.
Zimbabwe went on to
lose six wickets for 35
runs and their chase
went off the rails.
Pakistan had also got
off to a poor start, losing
their first three wickets for
61 before Shoaib Mailk
ran amok, scoring 64 off 37
balls. He hit four sixes and
three fours and added 50
for the fourth wicket with
Younis Khan. Malik domi-
nated the innings towards
the final overs and re-
mained unbeaten as Paki-
stan stacked up 181 for 6.
Yesterday's game
might have been played in
a low-key atmosphere but
Centurion was expected to
be sold out for today's
warm-up match between
hosts South Africa and
favourites Australia.
Nazimuddin showed why
he is one of the young
players to watch for in
this tournament as his un-
beaten 74 helped his side
ease to a six-wicket win
over Scotland at Centu-
rion. The chase was
boosted by his second-
wicket stand of 87 with
Aftab Ahmed, and the tar-
get of 146 was reached
with four overs to spare.
Nazimuddin's knock
included nine fours and
three sixes while Aftab's
breezy 33 (off 27 balls) in-
cluded five fours. The pair
scored at more than 10 an
over before Aftab fell to
spinner Ross Lyons with
the score on 95.
Mohammad Ashraful and
Shakib Al Hasan fell in
quick succession but
Nazimuddin ensured that
Bangladesh were well on
course to victory.
Earlier, Navdeep
Poonia scored 54 to lift
Scotland to a respectable
total. Left-arm spinner
Abdur Razzak opened
the bowling and pegged
them back with early
wickets, before the
middle order aided the
recovery, stringing to-
gether a few partner-
ships with Poonia. His 54
came off 43 balls with
four fours and two sixes.

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Cellink Premiership gets...



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spearhead the defensive zone
along with Shermon David in
central defence.
Santos' challenge will be
centred on their midfield to be
led by captain Renault Fraser
and will include national U-23
Kester Jacobs, Alpha Sylvester
and the goal-hungry Dwayne
McLenon who has netted half
of his team's six goals. Wendell
St Hill and Gideon Payne are ex-
pected to form the double-at-
The Camptown/Conquer-

n as
d to


ors affair should be as in-
tense as the first game, with
the side being separated in
the standings by a single
Camptown will again be
without their inspirational
player/coach. Troy Prescod
who is still nursing an injury.
Central defender Marlon
Richards will be back in action
after missing the last game due
to a one-match suspension.
Captain Roshan Sandiford will
marshal the midfield with sup-
port from Kwame La Fleur and



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Earl Edwards while the main at-
tack will be Alistair 'One Hand'
The Fruta Boys, on four
points, one more than
Camptown. are bubbling with
confidence after securing the
Futsal Indoor Tournament and
within hours earning a 1-0 win
in the League.
The experience of past na-

tionals Elroy Parks (midfield)
and Neville Stanton (defence)
will be pivotal to a Conquer-
ors win. Young custodian
Akel Clarke is also growing
in confidence and Delon Wil-
liams and Devon Forde must
put away the chances up-
front. Former national cap-
tain Neil Hernandez is also
set to make his return.



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you a wonderful mom and friend
But a truly remarkable woman
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her children and grandchildren Sonia. Das, .
Kamela, Debita, Alex and Aaron. -

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In sad and cherished memories
of our beloved husband, father,
and grand father, Mr. Boodnarine
Singh A.K.A Pooranl Jim,
of 37 Liliendaal ECD Who left this
earthly life on the
7 of September 2006.

One sad and painful year has passed since our dear dad has gone t rest.
For all of us he did his best. Gone is the lace we love to sec. gone is the voice
we love to hear. We miss sitting and lalkine with you dad, you always listen
and try to help those in need.
A million prayers would not bring you back. \ c know because wce tried, a
million tears would not bring you back. we know because we cried.
Years will larill ea ll dry but precious memories of you will never die. God
took you home it wxas his will but in our hearts you still live.
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Forever remembered by his wife (;olin Singh, Sons Basil. Kumar, Micheal.
Rajesh only daughter Rena. Iaughters-in-law, Son-in-law. i ::-,d ,''ildre?
great grand children, brothers and sister, nephews. niecs,,
relatives and friends.
Rie love and miss you Dad.
Rexi in Peace.

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departed this life on
September 5, 2000
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.j Akilah, Kadejah aridYohance and
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of our dear brother-in-law
Ihe late Fazil Karim i
who departed this life on
September 8, 2008 :

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England stumble,

All Blacks

destroy Italy 76-14

PARIS. France (Reuters) -
Defending champions En-
gland stumbled toa 28-10 win
over the United States in
their opening World Cup
rugby match yesterday with-
out even securing the bonus
point at stake for scoring at
least four tries.
Mirroring their unimpres-
sive form since winning the
William Webb Ellis trophy in
Sydney Lour years ago, England
managed only three tries against
game but limited opponents in
By contrast, tournament
favourites New Zealand were
sharp, disciplined and focused in
their 76-14 demolition of Italy
in Marseille. It was the third
time the All Blacks have posted
more than 70 points against

Italy in their opening pool game.
The beaten 2003 finalists
Australia warmed up for the
sterner tasks ahead with a 91-3
win over Japan in Lyon. scor-
ing 13 unanswered tries to a
penalty goal in the day's third
England were ponderous.
predictable and flattered by a
21-3 lead at halftime after tries
to Jason Robinson and Oily
Barkley. They added only one
more score in the second half.
The key Pool A game is the
match between England and
South Africa next Friday but on
yesterday's form Samoa will
fancy their chances as well.
"Next Friday will be something
total different against a side that
play a completely different way,"
coach Brian Ashton told reporters.

"We've got the most mas-
sive game since 1 took over as
England coach looming. Men-
tally. there is a bit of work to
do but playing against the green
and gold of the Springboks
sharpens the senses."
New Zealand, seeking their
first world title for 20 years,
went ahead in the 64th second
through a try to captain Richie
McCaw. McCaw scored a sec-
ond six minutes later and winger
Doug Howlett completed a hat-
McCaw said the All Blacks
had stepped up from their Tri-
Nations performances with in-
creased precision and accuracy.
"The first half was one of
the better halves we have played
this year," he told a news con-

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw gets to grips with the Bledisioe
Cup. (BBC Sport)

Australia started
slowly against Japan
before finding their
feet with flanker
Rocky Elsom record-
ing a hat-trick and re-
placement flyhalf
Berrick Barnes scor-
ing a try with his
first touch of the ball
in an international.
"We haven't played
for seven weeks so
we expected to be a
bit rusty in the first
half but 1 thought we
got it together in the
second half," coach
John Connolly said.
"We're satisfied
with our perfor-
mance. We went
out there to play a
specific way and
that's what we did."

MYO Youth League

softball continues


THE West Indian Sports
Complex-sponsored Muslim
Youth League 15-over softball
round-robin cricket on the
West Coast of Demerara con-
tinues today with nine more
At 09:00 h. at Anna
Catherina ground, the home
team will take on Cornelia Ida
with Kastev and Rano in charge
while at 10:00 h. Farm Masjid
and Ruimzeighl XI will do
battle at Providence Square with
Nazim Khan and Ganga Persaud
calling play.
At the same time. All Star
XI will come up against Coun-
try Side XI at NIS ground with
Barry Kingston and Mark
Ernest doing duty while at
Providence. Square on number
three wicket Hustlers XI will


By Viren Varma

DUBAI, (Reuters) The fail-
ure of Shoaib Akhtar to cope
with the fame accorded an in-
ternational sportsman has
been a tragedy for Pakistan
cricket, says former captain
Imran Khan.
"He has such great poten-
tial (as a fast bowler) he could
have done wonders but he has
let himself down for being in
the news for the wrong rea-
sons." Imran told Reuters yes-
"That's a big tragedy for
Pakistan cricket. Shoaib has
failed to handle all the fame,"
added Imran, who is in Dubai to
raise funds for his cancer hos-

Akhtar was sent home from
the Twenty20 World Cup in
South Africa on Friday after a
bust-up with team mate
Mohammad Asif.
The incident, described as a

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challenge Survival XI. iian e
At 12:00 h. Boomblast Xl tepula
and Tamil Tigers are scheduled
to meet at Kastev ground with lttL
Rano Jairam and Gavin Douglas iera
in charge while Hustlers XI will l
oppose La Grange United XI at i n
NIS ground with umpires 2 insa
Kingston and Ernest in charge. ixrbud
Farm Masjid and Hurricane w nh
XI will face off at Providence Fa ol '
Square with Ganga Persaud and 'q t
Khan putting on the bails while I te
Rocky Xl will clash with Rid- NA i
ers Xl at Providence Square : tosr fr*
with Hardeo Singh and Mark
Miller officiating. Mnl rl
There is also a solitary waa ly l
match set for 14:00 h where w 10
umpires Jairam and Douglas :sepi
will be in charge when thix
Barakat XI and Majeed XI 'Go wlp
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"shameful episode" by Pakistan
Cricket Board chairman Dr
Nasim Ashraf, occurred in the
nets on Thursday when a
heated argument led to the 32-
year-old Akhtar striking his fel-
low fast bowler on the thigh
with a bat.
Akhtar, who has taken 169
Test and 208 one-day interna-
tional wickets, has a history of
run-ins with players and offi-
cials and has been reprimanded
on several occasions.
"The frequent changes of
Pakistan captain has further
compounded Shoaib's prob-
lems," said Imran.
"Shoaib is a clear case of
unfulfilled potential ... and
has to take all the blame for
following controversies."


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Qua ic at ions

The EFA-FTI -houid ravl a university degree. A Master's or
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Exp ,-ic:ence

Thle EF'A-FTI Co-ordinao:- should a 'v-e at least fiv- (5) -,ars experience in
proj':t-r management ar.d planningg.

Their Tirms of Reference for this position can be obtained from Personnel
Department, Ministry of Educa-tion. 21 Brickdam. Georgetown.

Applications should be clearly marked CO-ORDINATOR, Education for All-
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situate at Lot 528 Tract A, Good Hope, East Coast Demerara in the name
of !mtiaz Ily, deceased, is asked to contact the Legal & Conveyancing
Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority at 41 Brickdam &
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Samuels' whirlwind 63 spurs Windies to victor

BENONI, South Africa
(CMC) Marlon Samuels'
whirlwind half-century lifted
West Indies to an uncompli-
cated, six-wicket win over
Kenya in their opening
warm-up match ahead of next
week's Twenty20 World Cup.
The right-handed Samuels
smashed 63 from a mere 30 balls
as the West Indies, chasing the
African nation's 155 for five
from their allotted 20 overs,
raced to their target with 15
balls to spare at Willowmoore
Park yesterday.
Warming up for their first
match of the inaugural'compe-
tition against South Africa on
Tuesday, West Indies got off to
a flyer with opener Devon
Smith slamming six fours in a
23-ball 28, in a stand of 38 with
Denesh Ramdin (7) for the first
West Indies were set back,
however, when both openers
fell in successive overs with the
score on 38. But Samuels shared
in a frenetic stand of 105 for the
third wicket with Shivnarine

KENYA innings
M. Ouma run-out 32
D. Obuya c Ramdin
b Rampaul 1
T. Mishra b Collins 43
S. Tikolo c Sammy b
DR Smith 20
T. Odoyo c Ramdin b
DR Smith 33
C. Obuya not out 7
J. Kamande not out 0
Extras: (lb-5, w-12, nb-2) 19
Total: (five wkts, 20 overs) 155
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-70, 3-99, 4-
Bowling: Powell 4-0-29-0 (w-2),
Rampaul 4-0-27-1 (w-6), Edwards 4-
0-21-0 (nb-2), Collins 3-0-22-1,

Chanderpaul who slammed an
unbeaten 46. as the Windies
overturned the Kenyan advan-
Samuels cracked three fours
and six sixes in his stay at the


crease while Chanderpaul
stroked four fours and two sixes
in his 33-ball cameo.
When Samuels finally fell to
a catch at the wicket off fast
bowler Peter Ongondo in the

Samuels 2-0-19-0, Smith 3-0-32-2.
-DSSmlttrh Odoyo- -
b Onyango 28
D. Ramdin c Ouma b Ongondo 7
S. Chanderpaul not out 46
M. Samuels c DO Obuya
b Ongondo 63
R. Morton c Ouma b Odoyo 0
N. Deonarine not out 7
Extras: (lb-2, w-3) 5
Total: (four wkts, 17.3 overs) 156
Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-38, 3-143, 4-
Bowling: Odoyo 3.3-0-19-1 (w-2),
Ongondo 4-0-21-2 (w-1), Onyango
4-0-30-1, Bhudia 4-0-42-0, Tikolo 2-0-

15th over. West Indies were al-
ready in sight of victory.
Runako Morton's departure
without scoring seven balls later did
nothing to change the course of the
innings, as Chanderpaul and
Narsingh Deonarine. unbeaten on
seven. saw the regional side home.
Earlier, Kenya reached their

eventual score behind solid
knocks from Tanmay Mishra
(43), Thomas Odoyo (33) and
Maurice Ouma (32). after they
had been put in by the West
Kenya lost David Obuya for
one with the score on 12 in the sec-
ond over but Ouma and Mishra

posted 58 for the second wicket to
post a recovery of sorts.
Ouma struck three fours and
one six off 33 balls while
Mislua hit four fours and a six
in his knock that lasted 42 balls.
When Ouma was run-out
with the score on 70 and
Mishra perished to left-arm

seamer Pedro Collins ii
14th over. Odoyo
Kenya alive with hi,
tempo 33 from 22 balls
one four and three sixes
Medium pacer Dm
Smith was the pick o:
West Indies bowlers witl
for 32.

ICC World Twenty20 warm-ups ...

Hussey and Symonds blast Aussies to victor

EXPLOSIVE seventies from
Michael Hussey and Andrew
Symonds led Australia to a
four-wicket victory against
New Zealand, at Benoni.
Chasing 183 to win, the
match hung in the balance foir
a while before Australia
stepped up the pace and
clinched victory with ten balls
to spare.
Australia's chase got off to
a terrible start after Shane Bond
removed Adam Gilchrist and
Matthew Hayden for ducks in
the first over. It soon got worse
when Brad Hodge fell with the
score on 15 but his dismissal
brought Hussey and Symonds
together and they began
Australia's aggressive recovery-
Symonds belted 70 off 43
balls with eight fours and two
sixes and added 113 with
Hussey for the fourth wicket.
Hussey accelerated once
Symonds was dismissed and
scored 72 off 44 balls with
four sixes. By the time he was
dismissed in the 19th over
with Australia on 181, victory
was within touching distance.
The most destructive in-

nings of the match, however,
came from Craig McMillan's
bat. He blasted 60 off only 29
balls from No.6 and hit five
fours and four sixes. His half-
century and Ross Taylor's 53
off 39 balls were the only sub-
stantial contributions that led
New Zealand to 182 for 8. Ben
Hilfenhaus bowled an excep-
tional spell, taking 3 for 11 off
three overs.
Sri Lanka's bowlers did
an excellent job of restricting
hosts South Africa to 161 for
9 in Potchefstroom before their
batsmen knocked off the target
with five wickets in hand and
seven balls to spare.
After being put in, Graeme
Smith-stood-firm at one end,
scoring 46 off 35 balls, but
South Africa lost Herschelle
Gibbs and AB de Villiers
cheaply at the other. Justin

Kemp hit three sixes during his
32 off 22 balls but South Africa


kept losing wickets at regular

intervals and could never hib;:
up momentum.
It was left to Albie Moi
to boost the total to 150 1
hitting 28 off 16 balls. Farvee,
Maharoof was Sri Lanka's
most successful bowler with 3
for 31.
Sanath layasuriya gave Sri
Lanka a solid start to the chase.
scoring 46 off 34 balls. Upul
Tharanga and Dilruwan Perera
feel cheaply but all of the
middle-order batsmen chipped
in to see Sri Lanka home.
Mahela Jayawardene remained
unbeaten on 37 off 21 balls.
An outstanding spell from
Umar Gul, taking 3 for 11 off;
four overs, spurred Pakistan to
a 54-run win against Zimbabwe
at Centurion. Shahid Afridi also'
scalped 3 for 17 as Zimbabwe',
were restricted to 127 for 8 in
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Fourth Inter-Market football competition to now start October 19

By Ravendra Madholall

DUE to the lack of sponsor-
ship, the Stabroek Warriors
Sports Club (SWSC) in col-
laboration with Guyana Bev-
erages Company (Fruta) have
decided to reschedule their
fourth annual 11-a-side Inter-
market football knockout
This disclosure was made on
Friday at a press briefing at the
Mildred Mansfield Club on
D'Urban Street. where secre-
tary of SWSC. Michael
Vanderstoop. said that the new
date will be October 19.
The tournament was previ-
ously set to begin September
17. Sixteen teams have already
indicated their intentions, sur-
passing the 13 teams that com-
peted in 2006.
According to Vanderstoop,
there were some unforeseen cir-
cumstances which also brought
about the postponement. He
complained that some persons
were contacting potential spon-
sors, telling them that SWSC is
an illegal sports entity.

"We have not accumulated
the required amount of money
to run off the competition for
this year. Vanderstoop said. But
.he is very optimistic they will
get there soon because we have
more individual incentives and
with our main sponsor the
Guyana Beverages Company al-
ready coming up with in excess of
S300 000. we are on our way to
this important tournament in the
city again." Vanderstoop declared.
When the competition com-
menced in 2003. Vanderstoop
reminisced that eight teams par-
ticipated and only $100 000
was at stake. But now with
more teams becoming involved
with more cash being injected
since then gives an impression
that the tournament has been
The competition was called
off in 2005 due to flooded
grounds, while in 2006 13 teams
featured and this year
Stewartville, Leonora, Golden
Grove and Vendors' Arcade
markets have joined up to par-
East La Penitence Market

are the defending champions.
Coordinator of the com-
petition. O'Neil Durant. was
also at the briefing and he
joined his colleague
Vanderstoop in expressing
gratitude to Guyana Bever-
ages Company for their con-
tinued support with SWSC
and promised that the com-
petition will run smoothly
again. He wants the public to
be aware that his organisation
is legal.
"We are very much happy
to have the Guyana Bever-
ages Company on board again
and that magnifies our good
relationship. We have been
very committed and we are
adamant that what people are
saying is not right about the
illegitimacy of our sports
Meanwhile, the prizes in-
clude the winners' take-home
$150 000 and a trophy, runners-
up $100 000 and trophy while
third-placed and fourth-placed
winners will pocket $75 000
and $50 000 respectively. There
will be prizes for player-of-the-


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Secretary of SWSC Michael Vanderstoop, left, and coordinator O'Neil Durant display
the jerseys spectators can win during the competition. (Photo: Adrian Narine)

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation is inviting api;ih: :-i:I: from
suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

Assistant Occupational Safety and Health Officer

Applicants should : ..- 'i ,- :

* A Bachelor's Degree in ":..' from a recognizable University
plus three (3) years experience in .,: i Laboratory.

Assistant Occupational Safety and Health Officer
* An Associate Degree in Environmentai Health.

Applications. along with certificates. 2 references and a vaid police
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To reach no ...' ,.in Friday. Sepltember 21 2007.

tournament, most goals scored.
best dressed team, most disci-
plined team and many more in-
Spectators will not be left
out as they can win prizes of

2006 FIFA World Cup jerseys
which have the logo and the
country's name. Upon entering
the gale, fans will have to an-
swer questions, and if correct.
will be awarded.

The two venues for
games this year are the
GFC ground. Bourda, and
Banks DIH Thirst Park
ground. East Bank

Semple hopes farewell league season

could end in success II

(CMC) Former Guyana
and West Indies batsman
Keith Semple hopes his
farewell season in the
Northern League can finish
in success for his Darwen
Cricket Club.
The 37-year-old, who has
spent seven seasons at the
club, will return to Guyana at
the end of the season to take
up a career as a graphic artist.
"It would be great to win the
title for a third time. Like all
%pornsmen who call it a day. it's
always nice to go out on top and
win the league nte," Semple told
the Lancashire Telegraph.
"There is not a better high
to finish on. We will be trying
our best. It's been a difficult
season with the weather, play-
ers leaving and there have been
a lot of times when players
haven't been available to us.
"But after all that, we've
still got a chance and hope-
fully we can do well."
Semple, who played seven
One-Day Internationals for the

West Indies in 1999, has spent
the last 13 years in England but
the last seven with Darwen.
He experienced success with
the club in 2002 and 2003 when
they won successive league tides
and saidhe was eyeingathird cham-
pionship as his time in the coun-
try wound up.
Darwen, who faced
Fleetwood yesterday, are third
in the table 14 points behind
leaders Morecambe but have a
crucial game in hand.
"I've won the title twice
here already and the club had
won it a few years before I
came here," said Semple.
"We've always been pretty
close since 1999 and that's not
been a bad run. I would say in
2003 we were at our strongest.
We had a core of players who
had come through the club and
learned their trade together.
"We've perhaps not been as
focused andas dedicated as that
side, but-we are still a good
enough team and one of the
strongest teams in the league.
Hopefully,-we can finish the sea-

Former Guyana and West
Indies player Keith Semple
son by winning the champion-
Seple said he had enjoyed his
time at the club but was now refo-
cusingon his personal life.
'Tve enjoyed it and I'm grate-
ful to everyone here. It's a great
club and everyone wants to work
hard and do well,"Semple noted.
"But I've finished my
graphic design course and I'm
looking to start a career in that
back in the Caribbean.
"Sometimes it's difficult
to find a new career after
cricket but I'm lucky in that
I've got something that I en-
joy doing as much as playing

Albion, Young Warriors square

off in first Busta semi-final today

... Rose Hall Town to meet

West Berbice is second semi

By Vemen Walter

FASCINATING action is ex-
pected today when 'big guns'
Albion Community Centre
and Young Warriors square
off in the first semi-final of
the 2007 Busta Champion of
Champions 50 Overs first di-
vision cricket competition at
the Rose Hall Community
Centre Ground, in Canje.
Two powerhouses in local
cricket, Albion and Young War-
riors have had some intriguing
battles over the years with an
almost even ratio of success.
The fierce competition be-
tween the teams have also now
developed into tremendous ri-
valry and. with both sides
boasting impressive lineups, an-
other ferocious contest is antici-
Despite missing the services
of three of their key players in
Narsingh Deonarine. presently
in South Africa with the West
Indies World Cup Twenty/20
team. Orvin Mangru and
Ramnarine Chattergoon due to
overseas commitments. Albion
fortunately have at their dis-
posal. a lavish bunch of talented
Young Warriors, on the
other hand, will also be without
Gajanand Singh and )Danodar
Iaesrath. two of their most es-
tablished players Nhho are cur-
rently in Engeaiid and Canada
respectively but i! contrast to
Albion. tht C'iumberland team
may just not have much of a
choice in terms of reserves.
The iv'to tells last met inll
1h'e condo d round of the 2)006
Bcirhicc Zone Baron Foods na-
tion:l first division 50( overs

tournament and, on that occa-
sion, the venue was also Rose
Hall, where Albion on the back
of a brilliant half-century from
Ranga Lachigadu and excellent
bowling from leg-spinner
Davendra Bishoo easily emerged
victorious by 56 runs.
Again, Lachigadu to expected
to be an integral part of Albion's
batting and alongside Sewnarine
Chattergoon. fresh from his superb
unbeaten 102 in the first round
against Polt Mourant. will be the
men spearheading the national
Baron Foods 50 Overs and Neal
and Massy 40 Overs champions'
Guyana Twenty/20 bats-
man Imran Khan. Jonathan Foo.
Shastri Persaud and youngsters
Harrinarain Chattergoon and
Manoj Pooranauth should lend
As usual. Albion's bowling
is likely to be dominated by
spinners with national left-arm-
spinner Veerasanmny Permaul
and leg-spinner Davindra
Bishoo leading the xwav.
Off-spinners Michael
Chinsammyn and teenager
Sahadeo Somai. along with me-
dium pacer Doodnauth
Lalbeharry. make up the rest of
their bowling.
Young Warriors. the national
Shapoorii Pallonji Tl'entl/20
champs. will he pinning Iheir
hopes o! fopner Richaid Ramdeen.
Ish\x\u Singh. Paul \\WiiL- Rudolph
Bakci and \clcnms HJu.b,,-m E\;as,
:ini AnII t3tia si\. h ]: i 'Lodi
\ ih li lt hat.
Ti'clr boiv. iin i \.ii! celrc on
,;ast howler Q-swesi NMialt\ and
medium pacer \iniz itih lthe
slower sluiT coming in the form
ol Beharry's lefi-arm-spin and

the off-spin of Evans and
Munilall Shivdyal.
The action gets cracking at
'09:30 h with the umpires
Samuel Whyte and Abdul
Meanwhile. defending cham-
pions Rose Hall Town Windies
Sports Bar trounced Blairmont
Community Centre by 57 runs
in the final first round match.
played yesterday at the Area
"H' Ground in Rose Hall Town.
Batting first after winning
the loss in sunny conditions.
Rose Hall Town were dismissed
for 211 in 44.5 of their allotted
50 overs of which Blairmont re-
sponded with 154 all out in 39.5
Kemnraj Mahadeo chalked
up an even 50 decorated with
xtwo fours and a solitary six in
Rose Hall Town's effort while
other useful contributions came
from Andre Percival (23) and
Royston Crandon (21).
Mahadeo shared in an impor-
tant 73-run fifth-wicket partnership
with Michael Rengasami (14) alier
Crandon and Assad Fudadin (11)
had added 43 for the third wicket.
Off-spinner Karamdat
Bissondial bagged three for 21
and leg-spinner Chrisindat three
for48. bowling for Blairmont.
Horris McDonald (43) and
Romesh Budhram (20) were the
only Blairmont batsmen among
the runs, as off-spinner Tro\
Matheson. surprisingly over-
looked by the Berbice selectors
for the 2007 GTM Under-19
tournament earlier this year.
grabbed splendid figures of fi\ e
Ior 29 and was well supported
by lefl-arm-spinner Suraij Palloo
twv.o for 2').
Rose Hall Town Windies
Sports Bar will now meet
West Berbice in the second
semi-final at a date and venue
to be announced.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007 31

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En lan cru h Ibndi.s t11 cln ch 00DI

in 69 balls but he ran out of
partners as Ramesh Powar "
was run-out, Piyush Chawla, n -,, :
Swas stumped hv Prior to give .- PL L

By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England
(Reuters) England clinched
the one-day international
series against India yester-
day with a seven-wicket vic-
tory in the seventh and final
match at Lord's.
After India's thrilling run
chase at the Oval on Wednes-
day had levelled the series at 3-
3. yesterday's eagerly-awaited
clash fizzled into anti-climax
after India were bowled out for
England lost openers Luke
Wright and Matthew Prior for
ducks to raise hopes among the
thousands of India fans in a
sell-out crowd but unbeaten
knocks of 71 from Kevin
Pietersen and 64 from captain

Paul Collingwood guided them
home with 13 overs to spare.
Andrew Flintoff, who re-
turned to the England side af-
ter passing a fitness test on
his ankle, and Dimitri
Mascarenhas both took three
wickets. Rahul Dravid had
won the toss and elected to
Only Mahendra Singh
Dhoni's belligerent 50 salvaged
some respectability for India
who never recovered from a
ragged start which had them reel-
ing at 59 for four.
"We didn't get enough
runs; if we had got 250 it
would have been interesting
but all credit to England, they
bowled very well," Dravid,
who was dismissed by Flintoff
without scoring, told report-

Collingwood said he was
proud of his relatively inexpe-
rienced England side during the
"For a young set of boys
to go out there and win the
series gives them a lot of con-
fidence, gives us all a lot of
confidence for what we could
do in the future," he told re-
India opener Sourav
Ganguly got away with several
rash strokes in his scratchy 15
before he edged a pinpoint de-
livery from paceman James
Anderson to Flintoff at second
It was a disappointing day
for India batsman Sachin
Tendulkar who was making pos-
sibly his last appearance at
He was the victim of a
questionable umpiring deci-
sion by Aleem Dar, adjudged
to have nicked a Flintoff de-
livery behind to Prior having
reached 30 with some trade-
mark strokes.
Dhoni blazed away with a
six and four boundaries as. India
looked to at least give their
bowlers something to defend.
His half-century came up

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Mascarenhas his third wicket
and Zaheer Khan was bowled
by Monty Panesar.
Dhoni was the last man to
fall when he tried to slog a
slower delivery from Flintoff
and went to an excellent diving
catch on the long-off boundary
from Anderson.
Despite chasing a modest
target, England began in reckless
fashion and Wright was caught
and bowled in the second over
when he unwisely tried to hook
an RP Singh bouncer.
Prior followed him back
to the pavilion when he
nibbled an outswinger from
Singh to wicketkeeper Dhoni
in the same over.
lan Bell. England's most
consistent batsman throughout
the series, restored order with
Pietersen as they shared a part-
nership of 63 before he was run-
out for 39.
Pietersen played well
within himself as he and
Collingwood broke India's re-
solve, one straight six off im-
pressive spinner Piyush
Chawla a rare display of ag-
They put on 114 in 20
overs with Pietersen hitting
the winning runs over the
top off Powar.

It is England's first home one-day series win for three
years and provides some consolation following the Test
series loss. (BBC Sport)


NDIA innings
S. Ganguly c Flintoff
b Anderson
S. Tendulkar c Prior b Flintoff
G. Gambhir c Wright
b Anderson
R. Dravid c Prior b Flintoff
Y. Singh c Collingwood
b Mascarenhas
R. Uthappa c Anderson
b Mascarenhas
M. Dhoni c Anderson b Flintoff
R. Powar run-out
P. Chawla stp. Prior
b Mascarenhas
Z. Khan b Panesar
R. Singh not out
Extras: (lb-8, nb-4)
Total: (all out, 47.3 overs)

Fall of wickets 1.26,2-52,3-53,4-59,5-
Bowling: J. Anderson 9-1-28-2, S.
Broad 10-0-44-0, A. Flintoff 8.3-0-45-
3 (nb-4), D. Mascarenhas 10-2-23-3, L.
Wright 2-0-11-0, M. Panesar 8-2-28-1.
ENGLAND innings
M. Prior c Dhoni b Singh 0
L. Wright c&b Singh 0
I. Bell run-out
(Tendulkar/Ganguly) 36
K. Pietersen not out 71
P. Collingwood not out 64
Extras: (lb-8, w-9) 17
Total: (3 wickets, 36.2 overs) 188
Fall of wickets: 1-10,2-11, 3-74.
Bowkg Khan9-1400(w-1,Singh7-042(w-
4 PiyushChana 9-1440, Gagy 40-13,R

Pele dismiss Police,

Army hold Alpha

By Allan La Rose

PELE Football Club registered their first win and the Army
kept their unbeaten run intact with a hard-fought 1-1 draw
when play in the GFA/Cellink Premier League continued
on Friday at the GFC ground.
In the opening fixture the Lawmen went under for the third
time while giving Pele their first win of the competition and
stretching their unbeaten run to four games. Pele took the at-
tack to the Lawmen from the
opening whistle but had to
wait until the 27th minute to
take the lead.
A blistering run down
S the left flank by Konata
S I 'Natta' Mannings comple-
mented by a pin-point ac-
curate cross unto the wait-
ing head of Calvin 'Dutty
Cup' Shepherd coming
through the centre, re-
sulted in goal number one.
Seven .minutes from the
half Shepherd had to be
S/ helped off the field after
sustaining an injury.
In the 41st minute the
S*Lawmen cancelled out the ad-
K ATA MANNINGS vantage as Athio Wallace
worked his way into Pele's
area to hit past Shemroy Arthur and go in at the half with the
score level at one.
Within two minutes of the resumption Pele were back in
front as 'Natta' headed home a Quincy Hemerding right side
Hemerding who replaced the injured Shepherd had the
distinction of sealing the clash when he booted home a
left-footer from close up, six minutes from the end. The
three points pushed Pele to six, one adrift of the leaders
Western Tigers.
As was anticipated, the second game was full of pace and
neither side backed off when the going got rough. Alpha United
went ahead in the 25th minute through a spectacular Gordon
Henry conversion from just at the top of the box on the at-
tacking right.
Henry made use of an accommodating bounce to vol-
ley into the roof of the nets at the far post, much to the
surprise of all present.
The Army kept pressing for the equaliser as they pressured
Alpha into making several poor passes. The defending champi-
ons held out until the half, but after twenty minutes of the sec-
ond period Stellon David found the back of the nets to level
the score again. Both sides went after each. other in the final
minutes of the game, but the final whistle came with the score
unchanged at 1-1.
The one point apiece pushed the Army to six and Al-
pha to five after four games each.


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Cellink Premiership gets '

more exciting today

By Allan La Rose

THE battle for early top po-
sition in the eight-team GFA/
Cellink Pre-miet League in-
tensifies later'today with
four potential title contend-
ers each seeking the maxi-
mum three points in their
fourth outing. '
Santos versus Western Ti-
gers opening game at 17:30 h
will be no different from tradi-
tional encounters fierce and
The youthful Tigers who
are sitting at the top of the
pack on seven points will tackle
a Santos unit looking to rebound

from a 1-0 loss to Conquerors
in their last League outing a
week ago.
Former national goalkeeper
Denzil Thompson is in charge
of the West Ruimveldt-based
side and is confident of win
n mber three. "The commit-
nent and focus of these young-

sters is why we are at the top.
Right now our confidence is on
a high and I expect win number
three. Our aim at the start of the
season is to win the League title
and that remains our goal." The
head coach told Chronicle Sport.
The Tigers have been
bolstered by the return of

forward Devon Millington
who had a brief stint in the
T&T Pro League for
Caledonia AIA and national
U-23 forward Edison Gomes.
19-year-old Kerry Graham
who has, so far, been impres-
sive within the uprights will
Please see page 27




Bushy Pa

MARK Vieira steered off
competition from the defend-
ing Bajan champion Barry
Mayers, to claim victory in all
three prestigious Group 3
races at the Bushy Park Race-
S' "way Invasion last Sunday, as
'- Guyana swept the meet at St
-.'" --. _--: ^_i-. Phillip racing circuit.
The Vieira-Mayers rivalry
continues this November 4
when the Guyana Motor Rac-
Sing and Sports Club
(GMR&SC) hosts the annual
Caribbean Motor Racing Cham-
pionship at the South Dakota
,- - Vieira headed Guyana's vic-
tory line at the Barbados meet
last Sunday, with the other
S Guyanese racers also claiming
A glory in front of the 15 000
J 4 strong fans.
SRyan Rahaman scored a
first and second in Group 3B,
while Jad Rahaman came in first
and second in Group 2C.
In addition, Keemal
Rahaman and Shawn King
each marked up second place
in Group 3B.
The others who made up
the Guyana contingent were
d B. Beharry & Company Ltd. Gavin Gouvcia. Kamal
Secbarran. Kcm Lall and Cooper
Tel: 227-0632-5 Rahaman.
Fax: 225-6062 There were 94 drivers al-

together from Guyana, Bar-
bados, Jamaica, St Vincent,
and Trinidad.
Now the Guyanese are pre-
paring to take on the competi-
tion on November 4 at South
Dakota. The meet will feature
motor, go-cart and super bike

- Guyana sweep Bajan

international race meet

According to GMR&SC
president Vishok Persaud, the
Mayers brothers Roger and
Barry from Barbados are among
those confirmed to participate.
The others are David
Summerbell, Doug and Mathew
Gore and Peter Rae from Ja-
maica; Tanko Baboolall, Gerad

Carrington. Ravi Singh and
Rudy Beekee from Trinidad and
For the superbikes, the
meet is confirmed to have'
Kevin Graham from Canada
and the carting champion
Julianna Chivotti. (Neil'

Mark Vieira leads the way at Bushy Park racing circuit in St Phillip, Barbados.


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II SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007

Verbal Power

NETBALL coach Janelle Lewis, an Albouystown, Georgetown girl, has been selected
by the Miss Guyana World committee to represent Guyana at the Miss Europe Junior
Open pageant slated for October 20 in the Czech Republic. Placing second in the
recent Miss Jamzone pageant, effectively loosing out on the nice car and the chance
to go to Miss Tourism World, Janelle might have thought her dreams were all but
shattered. And so you can imagine how excited the Information Technology teacher
is for her European adventure. We wish her well.


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and Marketing Executive
Suitable candidates will possess but not limited
to the following qualifications:

Should have 2 or more years experience in
managing (supervising staff in a manufacturing

Two (2) or more years experience in marketing
and exporting products to foreign markets.

Must be willing to travel throughout Guyana & the

Must be self-motivated and creative in problem
Position will regularly require selected candidate to
alternate between offices in Georgetown and Essequibo
on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.
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In the book of Genesis, the
Bible tells us that God spoke
the worlds into existence. and
in John 1:1 it says that the
Word was God. These pas-
sages suggest to me that from
the very beginning of time,
the human being understood
that there is overwhelming
power in the spoken word.
The spoken word conveys
more persuading strength than
the written word because it en-
ables the speaker to use body
language, eye contact, voice
modulation and much more to
reinforce, illustrate, and
dramatise a message.
Furthermore, public speak-
ing allows the speaker to obtain
tacit feedback from the audience
through eye contact and facial
expressions. The dialogue that is
established thereby enables the
speaker to respond immediately
to whatever doubts or questions
might be in the minds of the au-
dience at the time.
This is why throughout the
ages, able speakers have exerted
more influence and leadership
than writers. Socrates and Jesus,
who made humongous contribu-
tions to the intellectual and
spiritual foundation of Western
civilisation, wrote nothing.
They simply used speeches
filled with logic, parables and
metaphors to plant perennial
ideas into the minds of their lis-
teners. The information we have
about the utterances of these
two teachers was written by
their disciples.
A simplified and fiery
speech, filled with examples and
vivid words, will always remain
engraved in the mind of the lis-
tener for a longer time than the
written words. And, what's
more, its persuasive effect usu-
ally causes a revolution through-
out the entire being of the lis-
This is exactly what hap-
pened in 1789 when
Robespierre, Danton, and Marat
spoke the French revolution
into being, or when Napoleon
used fiery words to persuade his
soldiers to die for him and to el-
evate him to emperor of France
and subsequently master of Eu-
There is also a contempo-

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Knowledge of problem solving techniques (analytical and
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Good command of the English Language

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Computer proficiency- Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and
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Successful candidate must be highly ated and goal
Requires little supervision.

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rary example in Cuba where Fi-
dcl Castro has been using 'mara-
thon" speeches to establish an
ongoing revolution despite gi-
gantic opposition and deplorable
Many political leaders are

intellectually and technically in-
ferior to other candidates in the
areas of public administration.,
engineering. economics, and
other fields that ure essential to

(Continued on page 111)

Best wishes for continued marital bliss for Anand and
Jashree Ram of Best Village, West Coast Demerara,
who will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary
Greetings from their children Kavita, Ajay and Vijay, and
other relatives and friends, especially Mark and


Congratulations to Premchand and Meena Peter of
Queenstown, Corriverton, who celebrated their 23rd
wedding anniversary on August 12 last.
Best wishes from their children Monty and Salima, and
especially from the Kempadoo and Jamaludeen
f l miles.
ey all wish you two long lives and much happiness.

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SUNDAY CHRONKICE September 9, 2007 a

Bishops' girl gets

PhD scholarship ig

infectious disease-

FORMER Bishop's High
School student Angela
Hopkinson has been named a
Michigan Infectious Disease
International Scholar and
has commenced reading for
her doctorate.
Hopkinson, now a poster
girl for York College of the City
University of New York in the
their recruitment drive, was
named a 2007 Jonas E. Salk
scholar for her research efforts.
Born and; raised in

Georgetown, Hopkinson en-
tered the Associates Medical
Technology program at the Uni-
versity of Guyana when she
completed Bishop's High
School at the age of 16. She had
chalked up three distinctions
among the five Grade One's she
achieved at the Caribbean Edu-
cation Certificate Exams offered
by the Caribbean Examinations
Council. She also scored three
Grade Twos in that exam.
At the University of

Guyana, her interests in hema-
tology and medical microbiology
grew due to the elevated inci-
dence of diseases such as HIV,
cancers, and malaria.
Having worked at the
Georgetown hospital's microbi-
ology lab for a year, she real-
ized that she wanted to contrib-
ute not only by performing
routine medical testing, but in a
way that would impact society.
So she focused her career as-
pirations on biomedical research,
and gained entry to the biotech-
nology bachelors' degree program
at York College of the City Uni-
versity of New York (CUNY).
Ms. Hopkinson excelled at
CUNY, piloting research on
tRNA biosynthesis. Apart from
the scholarship, she also earned
co-authorships on two publica-
tions the Journal of Molecu-
lar Biology and RNA.
The focus of her PhD re-
search at Michigan includes hu-
man papilloma virus/cervical
cancer, ulcer-causing
helicobacter, toxoplasma and
other parasitic pathogens, and
Her father, Lloyd, and her
mother, Priscilla, are excited
about her achievements and
count her as always being a
"bright" girl.
Her father recalls that
she graduated as the Best
Medical Technology student
at the University of Guyana.


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Verbal (From page II)
the function of statesmanship.
Nonetheless, these leaders are at the helm of nations owing
to their ability to use powerful speeches to persuade the public
to prefer them above other candidates with credentials more rel-
evant to statesmanship. This reality is reflected in the fact that
after the politicians are elected, they proceed to hire more ca-
pable professionals to do the job they were chosen for, while
they continue to speak to the public, which is what they do
The ability to speak in public creates the illusion that
the speaker possesses greater knowledge than he/she actually has.
Sometimes, along the way, the masses come to discover this de-
lusion too late. This is exactly what happened in Europe be-
tween 1930 and 1940, when Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Ger-
many used blazing words to push the world into a universal con-
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IV SlUN3AY CHROMCLE September 9, 2007

Sfil IiOes By George Barclay

Appellate Court affirmed

Sookraj Evans conviction

& death sentence

THE Prosecution proved by
circumstantial evidence that
Sookraj Evans had gone up
Abary River in 1972 with
Alfred Rodrigues when he
used the later's Mossberg
shot-gun to shoot him to
When Sookraj Evans was
seen in the Creek alone one
night and challenged by a wit-
ness about his presence in the
creek at that late hour, he ex-
plained, "Mr. Burnham, (mean-
ing President Burnham) had
sent me to kill wild meat for

It was proved that
Rodrigues was shot and killed
and it was not an accident.. The
more probable dates of the
shooting would have been June
7, 8, 9 or 10.
On the. morning of June 8,
the appellant Evans was seen in
the Abary Creek in a boat
which had been seen on previ-
ous occasions moored at the
deceased's landing; he was
alone and he said that the de-
ceased had gone further up the
About 1 a.m. on July 9 he
was seen at Fern Village with

certain articles, one of which was
a 12-bore Mossberg shot-gun
.The boat was light blue in
colour, and was being driven by
a "Seagull" engine.
The "Seagull" engine be-
longing to the deceased was
fished out of the Berbice river
either on June 9 or 10.
Certain articles, the prop-
erty of he deceased, were found
in the possession of the appel-
lant when he was arrested .
At Indabo creek on June
19, a search party found a hu-
man skeleton the skull of which
was separated from the body ,


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and by means of a shirt under
its rib cage, a wrist watch
strapped to a piece of bone and
dentures in the skull the skel-
eton was identified as the de-
ceased, Alfred Rodrigues.
An autopsy revealed the
presence of pellet holes at the
back of the skull and the fact
that death could have been
caused by the discharge ,of a
shot-gun sometime between
June 7 and 10 the inference
being that the deceased had
been shot in the head from be-
The evidence being circum-
stantial, the point which was
argued on appeal was whether
the trial judge gave the jury ad-
equate and appropriate direc-
tions on the approach to evi-
dence of such a nature.
Having directed that the
burden lies on the prosecution
to prove guilt beyond reason-
able doubt he went on to say
that they were entitled to draw
an inference from the facts in
favour of the State if they were
"stronger" than one that can be
drawn in favour of the defence
.The point for consideration
was whether further or special
directions on circumstantial evi-
dence were still necessary, not--
withstanding a general direction
on the standard of proof had al-
ready been given, namely, that
it was proof beyond reasonable
Sookraj Evans, who was
convicted by the jury and sen-
tenced to death by the trial
judge, appealed against his con-
viction and death sentence...He
was represented by Mr. G.M.
Farnum, S. C.
State Counsel, Mr. W. G.
Persaud, appeared for the State.
The Court of Appeal of
Guyana was constituted, by
Chancellor E. V. Luckhoo, and
Justices of Appeal Guya
Persaud and J. O. F. Haynes.
After hearing the arguments
on both sides, Chancellor
Luckhoo said, "There is no
merit in this appeal. I have read
the judgments of Persaud and
Haynes, JJ.A. and would sup-
port their conclusion. In the
result, the appeal will be dis-
missed and the conviction and
sentence affirmed..
In his judgment, Justice of
Appeal Persaud noted that the
appellant had appealed to the
court on three grounds.
(1) that the verdict was un-
safe having regard to the evi
(2) That the directions of
the trial judge to the jury were

incorrect and! or insufficient in
the circumstances.
(3) that the examination by
the judge of one of the wit-
nesses called on behalf of the
prosecution Radica Evans,
sister of the appellant -was im-
proper and prejudicial to the
appellant's case.
The judgment went on to
say that the case for the pros-
ecution was based entirely on
circumstantial evidence. It is
therefore necessary to point out
certain features of that evidence,
to examine the relevant portions
of the judge's summing up and
to refer to the examination of the
witness, Radica Evans, in that
It was also pointed out
that on June 5, Malcolm
Rodrigues had taken the ap-
pellant and the deceased from
Georgetown to the Abary
Bridge. On June 6 the two
men were seen together ai the
home of the deceased repair-
ing an outboard motor engine
belonging to the deceased, and
on June 7 the two men were
seen leaving the premises of
the deceased together in a boat
with bird cages and the
deceased's gun, going up the
Abary Creek. From all ac-
counts this was the last time
the deceased was seen alive ;
but on the morning of the next
day that is June 8, a witness
Satyadera Sharma Maraj, the
brother-in-law of the appellant
, saw the appellant at his
(Maraj's) father-in-law's place
Maraj asked him for
Rodrigues, and the appellant
.^.i-,u llai Koarigues had
gone further up the creek.
Later that same day Maraj saw
the appellant in a small boat.
They had a conversation after
which the appellant left.
They met again at the
witness's home later that af-
ternoon; the witness went out
and when he returned the ap
pellant was no longer there.
When Maraj saw the,appellant
on the 8th. the appellant was

then in what the witness de-
scribed as a blue sculling-boat,
a boat which he claimed he had
previously seen tied up in the
creek opposite the home of
the deceased..
The witness, Maraj, among
others, visited the home of the
deceased on June 17,and saw
signs which led him to believe
that no one appeared to have
dwelt there for some time.
They also found the back door
open, and on entering the
house, discovered impressions
as though attempts had been
made to get into a room in the
The room which the de-
ceased had occupied was then
examined and it was discovered
that a canister, the deceased's
Mossberg shot-gun, compass
and a hunting knife were all
The indications were that,
having left his home on the
morning of the 7th in company
with the appellant, the deceased
did not return home up to the
17th at least.
According to judge Persaud,
the main ground of appeal ad-
vanced by the appellant before
the court is that there was no
evidence whatever to connect
the accused with the crime. In
developing that argument,
learned counsel submitted that
there was no evidence that the
appellant was within miles of
the deceased when the latter had
died. And that the evidence re-
lating to the appellant's visit in
Fern Village in the early hours
of .Illnp e > Q "-' "
.- -.... .., pi cjuuclali as the
deceased may very well have
been alive at that time and that
the verdict was unsafe in that
the evidence was insufficient
to support the conviction..
Justice of Appeal Haynes
noted that at the trial of the ap-
pellant. the proof tendered was
wholly circumstantial. He said
the concept of proof by circum-
stantial evidence is a simple one.
Ajurysholld have no dif-
ficulty in understanding it.

Ppot 4 & 21 p65

Chancellor E. V. Luckhoo.

..... ....

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007 V


ironies of existence, are invari-
ably with me. Other themes
The Guyana Prize for Literature part 6 such as cultural clash, identity,

(Interview with Cyril
Dabydeen, Georgetown,
Guyana, August 2007, winner
in the Best Book of Fiction
category of The Guyana
Prize for Literature 2006,
awarded August 23,2007, with
his novel, DRUMS OF MY

PP Four times short-
listed for the Guyana Prize; first
time was in the inaugural year
of the Prize, way back in 1987,
twenty years later you are a
winner. Congratulations.
CD: Thanks. It's good to
win the Guyana Prize in its
20th year; maybe there's some
significance in that, round num-
bers 1 mean. Who really knows?
PP This win is something
to savour; knocking at the door
for twenty years. What's going
through your mind as 1 rehash
the past, leading up to the win?
CD: The sense that I have
continued to strongly believe in
the Guyanese spirit. And gen-
erally, too, the idea a lot is hap-
pening in Guyanese literature,
and Caribbean literature as a
whole; I imagine: new voices,
new perspectives and styles as
we give voice to different expe-
riences in a continually chang-
ing world. I look back to the
1960s in particular when I was
really starting to write, and then
there weren't too many oppor-
tunities for one like myself liv-
ing in sugar plantation Berbice,
you see.
PP As we're dwelling in
the past, let's look at the two
major local literary prizes you
have won; in 1964, you won the
Sandbach Parker Gold Medal
for poetry, and in 1967, the A.
J. Seymour Lyrical Prize. Sig-
nificant achievements at that
time; if you could, tell us about
the impact it made on your writ-
CD: The Sandbach Parker
Gold Medal was really signifi-
cant, I think, because it was the
result of a national literary com-
petition held by the National
History and Arts Council, and
adjudicated by people like the
American-born Professor Joyce
Sparer of the University of
Guyana. The A.J. Seymour
Lyric Prize was also special: the
prize money came from Father
Luker. an Anglican priest,
who'd won the Guyana na-
tional anthem lyric competi-
tion-the words that would be
set to music. Father Luker, of
course, was one of my teachers
then: when I was in Teachers
In-service Training (in Berbice);
I might have been the youngest
in the batch of trainee-teachers
at that time. And A.J. Seymour,
of course, I have a lot of affec-
tion for; I recall he used to in-
vite poets to the History and
Arts Council building in

Georgetown for what he called
"An Afternoon with the Poets";
he had a large tape-recorder on
to record our discussion. I used
to come all the way from
Berbice just to attend these ses-
sions-the few% that I did-and
maybe I was a little overawed.
Winning the Sandbach Parker
Gold Medal, of course, gave me
a lot of confidence, and the
sense of a bigger world, of in-
tellect and ideas, and literature
and art, and not to mention
PP What is the import of
winning the Guyana Prize? Let
me extend the question: taking
into consideration your other
international awards and acco-
lades, what is the import of
winning The Guyana Prize'?
CD: The Guyana Prize is
very important; there's no
doubt about it; and I am
honoured to be a recipient this
time around. I wish people in
Canada knew about it, save for
a few in the Guyanese
Diaspora. But I live in Ottawa,
with a population larger than
Guyana's; and, interestingly, it
has the highest quotient of edu-
cated people among cities in
Canada (Ottawa has two large
universities and the large federal
bureaucracy), and in the mid-
eighties I was appointed the of-
ficial Poet Laureate Yet the
Guyana Prize ranks very high
up for me.
PP You are definitely one
of the more prolific and versa-
tile contemporary Guyanese
writers 10 books of poems, 8
collections of short fiction, 3-4
novellas/novels what keeps
you going, churning out book
after book?
CD: I have also edited two
key anthologies in Canada, and
have steadily over the past 30
years been appearing in some of
the leading literary magazines
and anthologies in Canada and
elsewhere, as well as doing read-
ings-over 300 at the last
count-and writing book re-
views and essays in newspa-
pers, and so on. I keep "churn-
ing out" because it's the life of
the mind, the imagination, that
matters most; it's also giving
voice to the others in Canada,
and shaping experience: my
Guyanese self and occupying
new spaces, and becoming extra-
territorial in the process, if you
PP Your work deals with
themes like cultural clash, iden-
tity and alienation, expressing
'strong sympathies for the
poor' and revealing the 'hard
ironies of existence'. Is that fair
assessment of your work or
there is more to it?
CD: I have been called "the
Pablo Neruda of Ottawa" by an
established Canadian critic,
Patricia Morley, after an early

book, "Goatsong," came out in
1977. That year a second poetry
book, "Distances," came out,
published by the reputable
Fiddlehead Poetry Books (Uni-

versity of New Brunswick)-
and both books got fairly good
reviews; both reflect the sense
of history and moving from
what's unfragmented to a frag-

mented wholeness, as one critic
describes it. Indeed, coming
from a Guyana, which is always
in my consciousness the sense
of the grittiness in life, the hard

al IllevillItay IIere tooJ, ecauseC
of who I am; you see, living in
Canada you are somehow the
"other", and the impulse in the

(Continued on page XIV)

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II SUNDAY CHRNInO LE Septiemiber ,'~bb7


By Terence Roberts

And then one day you sud-
denly stop the world spinning
away from you, you suddenly
stop time from passing, by
bringing into clear focus the
immediate pleasures and
ambitions of your life.
So there I was sitting on
the edge of my bed in the red
roofed white wooden house
on East Street just around the
corner from the towering
white wooden mansion of the
Empire Cinema, and before
me was my bookcase
crammed with soft cover nov-
els and poetry collections, the
black penguin classics, the
grey and white penguin Mod-
ern Classics, the orange con-
temporary penguins; my eyes
ran along their spines finding
satisfaction in those writer's
names that had opened up a
world greater than the words
they used.
Writers like, Flaubert,
Moliere, Chauteaubriand,
Dostoyevsky, Turgenev,
Chekhov, Gogol, Ibsen,
lonesco, Tennessee Williams,
Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neil,
Hemingway, Faulkner,
Fitzgerald, Henry Miller, Anais
Nin, Joan Didion, Simone De
Beauvoir, Francois Sagan,
Maureen Duffy, Iris Murdoch,
Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel

Spark. John Braine, Alan
Sillitoe. B.S. Johnson. Alberto
Moravia. Cesare Pavesse. and
the Penguin Anthologies fea-
turing new directions, new
styles of writing in Latin
America. names like Cortazar.
Carpentier. Juan Rulfo. Carlos
Fuentes. Cabrera Infante, etc.
France with Ponge. Alain
Robbe-Grillet, Duras, Sollers.
Simon, Boris Vian, also Africa,
with Soyinka, Alex Le Guma,
Achebe, Tuotuola. and of
course our own Mittelholtzer.
Harris, Dennis Williams. and
those Caribbean writers like
Orlando Patterson. Selvon.
Salkey, Jean Rhys, with their
tragi-comic voices that pulled
me halfway back into the sad
world waiting outside the
packed aisles of Bookers Uni-
versal Store on Saturday morn-
ings, where we, the young lite-
rati out .of Colleges and High
Schools rubbed shoulders, grab-
bing the latest novels by Will-
iam Burroughs, or the hip jour-
nalist Tom Wolfe's essays, or
a Jack Kerouac novel like 'The
And maybe our allowances
would permit us to order one of
those perfect Bookers hamburg-
ers, or crab-backs, or banana
splits, whose aromas floated in
the air above the soda fountain.

By Terence Roberts
I would squeeze in among girls
in the shortest mini-shirts, their
hairstyles guided by The
Supremes, or the loose wild
style of Anouk Aimee in 'A
Man and a Woman' or the boy-
cut of Jean Seberg in 'Breath-
less' or the short smooth
combed back elegance of Jean
Moreau's hair in 'La Notte'
(The Night) ...and the ones that
knew me would ask questions
like 'How come you're always

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Jean Seberg as the cool Bohemian girl with the boy-cut, is the essence of the New
Wave style, in Jean-Luc Godard's avant-garde film 'Breathless' (1960)

at Plaza now?' or 'Who's that
girl you're seen with? She's
older than you right? Don't lie',
or 'So what are you planning to
do with your life Terry?'
And it would be as if they
were really asking themselves

that question, as they slowly,
pensively opened the white
greaseproof paper wrappers
around their hamburgers, and
realizing I was eyeing it they
would respond decently as
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bite and then they would lift
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smoking through the bottle neck
(Continued on page VIII)

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE Septernm.e.r.9,,2007 VII

During pregnancy

Probably at no time in a
woman's life do her teeth
need more conscientious care
than during pregnancy.
This will not only help re-
duce dental disorders that are
exaggerated during pregnancy,
but it will also ensure that the
unborn child has good general
and dental health. Good oral
health is achieved by regular
brushing, flossing, eating a bal-
anced diet, and professional
Studies show most pregnant
women experience pregnancy
gingivitis, a condition that
causes red, inflamed, and bleed-
ing gingival (gums) during preg-
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plaque. a bacterial build-up as-

sociated with tooth decay, accu-
mulates on the teeth and irritates
the gingival tissues. It occurs
more frequently during preg-
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creased level of hormones in a
pregnant woman's body. The
higher levels of hormones exag-
gerate the way the gum tissue
reacts to the increased hormone
level, which is the major cause
of gum disease. Keeping your
teeth particularly clean during
pregnancy, especially near the
gum line, will help dramatically
to reduce or even prevent gingi-
vitis during pregnancy.
One myth I have heard
mothers repeat is that during
pregnancy their teeth get 'soft'
and are more prone to decay.

What really happens is these
mothers get pregnancy gingivi-
tis. Since the decay progress be-
gins with plaque, their teeth are
more susceptible to decay. It is
normal for pregnant women to
want to snack frequently be-
tween meals, which in turn ex-
poses their teeth to repeated
acid attacks on the tooth enamel.
Many people do not realize that
each time they eat. acid attacks
the tooth enamel for 20 min-
utes. The increased hormone
levels of a pregnant woman
cause plaque to become more of
a gum irritant. This is a really
good reason to be particularly
concerned about keeping your
teeth brushed with a fluoride
and plaque retardant toothpaste

and flossed.
Concern for your child's
teeth should begin when he/she
is still in the womb. Your baby's
teeth begin development as
early as six weeks into the preg-
nancy and start to calcify be-
tween the third and sixth month
of pregnancy. These developing
teeth need vitamins A. C. and D.
minerals, calcium, and phos-
phorus. Expectant mothers have
a responsibility not only to
their own health but also to the
health of their unborn baby. If
you are an expectant mother.
you should be aware of the spe-
cial needs of both your own and
your child's teeth. This means
you need to eat right foods. The
simplest way to assure good
nutrition is to eat a well bal-
anced diet, with foods from
each of the four major food
groups. These major food
groups are: bread and cereal:

he Dentist Advises
I------l~a: 1M' il

fruits and vegetables. dairy
products: and meat or fish. The
recommended diet for pregnant
women usually includes three
servings of dairy products, two
to three servings of meat. poul-
try, or fish, six or more servings
of breads, grains or cereals, three
or more servings of vegetables,
and at least two servings of
Food cravings frequently in-
clude sugary snacks. Soft.
sticky, sweet foods such as
cakes, candies, and dried fruit
are especially harmful because
they stick to teeth, which pro-
long the acid attack. Substitute
for sweets more wholesome
foods such as cheese, fresh
fruits, or vegetables. They are

better for your teeth and pro-
vide more of the nutrients your
baby needs.
Another myth believed by
many people is that calcium is
lost from the mother's teeth
during pregnancy. This is not
true. The calcium your baby
needs comes from your diet. not
your teeth. It is true. however.
that if your calcium intake is in-
adequate your body will pro-
vide this mineral by taking it
from your bones. Since the pri-
mary source of calcium is either
dairy products or supplements
it is important for you to con-
sult with your physician to be

(Continued on page VIII)

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Health Sector Irogramn -Loan No: 1548/SF-(;Y
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Developmeent
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 The Guyana Revenue Authority invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
suppliers for the supply and delivery of the following : bidders for the construction of the Guyana Revenue Authority Office Complex -
Supply, Delivery & Installation of Computer Equipment Linden.
in the Health Facilities of the Regional Health Authority
No. 6 and the Georgetown Public Hospital.Cooperation Bidding will be conducted through the '-i!icinal Competitive Bidding (NCB)
NCB No: IDBIGO/07/NCBIOO5 procedure, -pe.:ifled in he ProcurementAct2003 and is open to all bidders.

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift a Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Guyana
complete set of bidding document at the following address between 9:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs Revenue Authority Deputy Commissioner Human and Financial Resources,
rom Monday to Fridays: Executive Director 91 Middle Street, Georgetown, Guyana and inspect the Bidding Documents at

Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer the address given.
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound All bids must be accompanied by a valid National Insurance Scheme and valid
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana Internal Revenue Compliance Certificates.
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: A complete setof Bidding Documents for the Construction of the Office Complex
may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written
1. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non may be pplicatio by intereste d person the submission of a written
refundable fee of G$5, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The application to the address above and upon payment of a non refundable fee of
method of payment will be by Company..Che.gue.o.r..M.a.age's...C. e. five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The method of payment will be cash:

2. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of the
bidder. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the tender

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

Main and Urquhart Streets,
3. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of Procurement Georgetown.
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 ena rreo f t hqpr ojed should die i n th eap per i eft tandco rme of t hen vel ope. Bi
representative who choose to attend at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on October
2. 2007. dsrus t bedel i \ ed oth d dressaboveat orbef ore

4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the name 9.00h, Tuesday September 18, 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be
of the company submitting the bid from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the
the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person -
9.00h, Tuesday September 18, 2007.
5. A bid security of four hundred and forty thousand Guyana dollars (G$440,000) must
be submitted along with the bid.
be submitted along with the bid. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of $414,000.00G.
Thbe..purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before th.e time
specified.for the re!ceptipnofbids,_.ateb and returned unopened.
._-........ ....n....... The Guyana Revenue Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders
Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer without assigning reasons.
Health Sector Development Unit o a
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222 -
Fax: 225-6559 '. .
Email.: psookdeo@hiv.goy,gy

9/7'2007. 11 44 PM


Ten years ago I discovered a
condom in my husband's
jacket pocket. I assumed he
was having an affair at work.
On confronting him, he ad-
mitted to sex with prosti-
tutes. He was devastated he
had hurt me and, of course, I
was never meant to find out.
1 tried to understand it from
his point of view. We didn't
have sex often, mostly because
he was cold toward me, bossy
and critical. Just when 1 had
enotuIgh and threatened to leave.
he would soften and things
Would settle down for awhile.
This cycle wenl on for years.
i went for counseling to ex-
plain boti sides of tie picture.
a.s lie llmade ile eel it was in\
faui \\e w\re'rcn' gelling on. i
must have been imad. Two years
ago. shortly before my motiler
died of cancer. I discovered I had
genital herpes. and my husband
moved into the spare room.
1 assumed he was having
sex with prostitutes though he
assured me he was faithful. I
wanted to believe him, but 1


never really trusted him after the
first disclosure. I should have
left or made him leave, but I fell
powerless. Three months later
I looked up sex addiction on the
Internet. After reading many
articles 1 felt this was my
husband's problem.
I wrote him a letter saying
I would stand by him, if he ad-
mitted this was the problem.
One evening he asked me to
come into his room. He iwas
pale and shi\ ring. He disclosed
15 year's of s.'\ addiction--ex
with imen in parks and public
toilets nroslitutlis. and i an aiTar.
1 \;s liiing in a nightmiare
Vyou canI i wake up Irolln. He
matide ani appolintllleu! \ith 5t
psy:chliatrlist te day atier ihe
told me. and i went ior nmotie
counseling. We weni for
couples counseling, he slarled
seeing a psychologist, and now
we are seeing the psychologist
We have read books on re-
lationships, sex addiction, and
forgiveness. Today we talk in-
timately, dance, and have good

sex. but I don't think I am go-
ing to get over the betrayal.
Though 1 have a great job. chil-
dren who keep me busy. a
grandchild. and good friends. I
feel I am in limbo.
Our psychologist says we
are both still healing. I am not
sure why I wrote you. I sup-
pose 1 would like to hear your


Vanessa. sour pschologist
used the word "healing." Is thai
a nmeaphor, or an a cculrate de-
scrptilon oif what is going on'i
Aniout 20 \years ago \i\ nie Illac-
tured his clavicle. It \\a> hiad
break, andl he l -ra\ shlo\
wide separation between itwn
parts of bone. But in a lte\
months the bone knitted to-
gelher. Wayne never gives it a
thought. Why? Because it
What your psychologist
calls healing sounds more like
getting used to something dis-


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tasteful. As a girl, you didn't
dream your husband would be
meeting men in public toilets lor
sex. That's like trying to get
used to living in a prison: bfr-
get about the outside world,
you're in here for life. Forget
about your dreams and what
you were raised to believe mar-
riage is.
When we don't live from
our authentic self, occasionally
our true desires break through.
Your desire was bor an honest,
faithful. loving husband. His
desire is to be who he really is.
when no one is looking.
When you prompted your

husband to admit an addiction.
you trapped yourself. If he has
a disease, that makes you a bad
person if you want to leave
Ask yourself if the latest
round of counseling has simply
gotten you more caught up in
his story?' To go to counseling
with your husband is to let oth-
ers alter your perceptions.

You've read all the books and
talked to the psychologists.
Ten years ago you were trying
to decide whether to stay or go.
Ten years later you are still
trying to decide.

Wayne & Tamara


(Fronm page Vi)

\\ h ill str-iw inside, anid pill it
t, ii, i;ps. as il' i wereC a habil'
\\ i, i; wais to .tllleml.
imlW I never answerete incir
iicilesol-s. just alnd smiled and
draiilk. holding the novel or hook
of poems I had spent all my
money\ on in one hand. after-
wards silently pointing to the
pack of nenthol Alaska cigarettes
they all carried in a buttoned
down breast pocket of their
Bossa Nova shirts, and they
would instantly pull it out, glad
for the opportunity to share this
vice with someone who they
thought was beyond care, confi-
dently rebellious, even though all
1 really wanted was to be in this
scene, every week, every year,
never wanting it to end, this
beauty that was a crowded snack
bar, these legs exposed before me,
that smile, those teeth, those lips,
those hips, that skin, dark,
chocolate, tan, oatmeal white,
those fingers holding a small
DIH bottle or lit cigarette that
was hardly smoked, that was
waved absentmindedly about
and its ash tapped just for the
style of it, those eyes in a vari-
ety of faces beautiful in their
own way, yes those eyes admir-
ing. (because that was what we
liked to do, because to dress a
certain way was to decide some-
thing) my white long sleeve cot-
ton shirt with little silver dia-

monds printed all over it. the
way my dark green elastic helt
with the gold plated buckle
matched the colIce brown coni;-
ncntal slacks I \wore. which n
tliurn matched ihe sulgalr ha eC,-
padrilles on my bare feet.
And from my bed i couki
sec everything I was contented
with and never wanted to lose
or leave: the streets of
Georgetown in the glare of
September's heat, the white
wooden houses bleaching in
sunlight, our bicycles with their
m-shaped handles low down so
we had to lean over their pink
or blue, or white, or silver, or
black frames, our pepper lights
sparkling violet circles in our
back wheel spokes at night, our
bikes piled up on top of each
other outside Rendezvous, or
Blue Light Cafe on Camp Street
with its smooth silver zinc sheet
walls and snack bar, or Boyo's
on Regent near Cummings,
where the Wurlitzer hummed
and swung like a Coney Island
Ferris wheel as we sank our
quarters and punched in hit
tunes like 'Open The Door To
Your Heart' by Darrel Banks,
'Gimme A Little Sign' by
Brenton Woods, 'It Tears Me
Up' by Percy Sledge, 'Midnight
Hour' by Wilson Pickett, 'Baby,
Baby, Baby' by Carla Thomas,
'It's my party' by Lesley Gore,
'Reaching Out' by Bobby
Moore, 'Higher and Higher' by

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And maybe it was a mlnis-
take to be contented with all
these things so much. \\ which
could bhetihe reasrmo had floi\\ n
into a rage \hliln i read tihe ail\ e
im\ilation froin I its eldest sister
who Ihad emigrated to Lingland.
inviting me to join her there. and
my mother already knowing the
planned contents of the letter.
stood at the bedroom door as I
read it. and she was shocked
when I tore it up then explained,
or tried to explain to her, that
there was no need for me to
emigrate anywhere since every-
thing I wanted, everything I
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the classic and modern literature
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I shouted I had the best
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but it was as if I was an unreal-
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that would come to an end when
ignorance and anti-intellectual
attitudes slowly replaced all the
curious and ambitious civilized
values they were glad I had, and
they were only thinking of my
future, of my security, since 'no'
man is an island' (surrounded
by a sea of sharks!)
And I have no idea if or how
I fell asleep that night, what
with all the pros and cons of our
argument buzzing in my head.
But as though answered by
some guardian angel, I received
a letter the next day from a
friend who was a teacher at
Hossororo RC School in the
North West District, saying
they needed an English teacher
and all I.had to do was catch
the next steamer. This news
seemed so attractive at the time,
like an escape from my present
confusion, that I rushed down
to Plaza to hear what the Side
would think, and when I told
Faz, Poli and Lio, they just
shrugged and said they received
an offer to work for half a year
at a Timber Grant on the Cuyuni
River, and they were going to
take it, leaving the snack bar in
the charge of Faz's younger
brother, because it would be
nice to have a fat sum of money
to come back to Plaza with.
And we looked at each
other then burst out laugh-
ing, before walking down to
the corner where we pooled
our money and spent it all on

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2Q07

Guyanese women search

for Indian ancestors

NEW DELHI: Two women,
strangers to each other but
on a similar mission to trace
links between India and the
South American nation of
Guyana, spent the summer
months touring villages in
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Leena Ramotar, a resident
of New .York, and Nalini
Mohabir from Canada has ties


in Guyana that stretch back to
India. Though they have never
met each other, both Nalini and
Leena's family history have a
similar trajectory their ances-
tors went to British Guiana
(now called Guyana) as inden-
tured workers from villages in
Uttar Pradesh, their parents
emigrated from Guyana to seek
better opportunities in the

S a

(From page VI
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Pan American


West. And they grew up in Brit-
ain and Canada.
In recent times, issues of
identity, race and migration have
gained importance for both the
women, who are part of a sec-
ondary migration but whose ties
to the original homeland are
linked through the question of
Both of them have been
moved to search for their roots
and have made a trip to India to
look for the villages from where
they ancestors migrated. Unlike
the migrants to Mauritius and
Trinidad, people in Guyana lost
touch with India because of the
distance and the political situa-
tion in that country.
In 1868, the SS Trevelyn
sailed from Calcutta (now
Kolkata) to Guyana carrying a
shipload of indentured workers
to work on the sugarcane plan-
tations. In 1955, the MV Resur-
gent was the last ship from
Guyana that repatriated the de-
scendents of the indentured
workers to India.
Leena Ramotar's great
grandmother, Deepani was on
board the Trevelyn to Guyana
and Nalini Mohabir's grandfa-
ther, Chhablal Ramcharan, was
the Repatriation Officer who
accompanied the Resurgent to
A schoolteacher in New
York, 54-year-old Leena
Ramotar wanted to learn more
about her ancestry. Her voyage
of discovery began after she
managed to get copies of immi-

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Construction of Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) Latrines and Septic Tanks
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/NHO) has
received funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) towards the
execution of a Water, Sanitation and Hygeine Project in Region 3 Guyana.

Part of the project entails the construction of a considerable amount of VIP latrines/septic
tanks for householders based on a needs assessment survey to be conducted by

PAHO/WHO now invites interested contractors or individuals to submit quotations for
furnishing the necessary labour, materials, equipment and services for the construction
and completion of the VIP latrines/septic tanks. Contractors and individuals are
encouraged to develop their own design in accordance with PAHO/WHO guidelines.
Information regarding the requirements of the VIP Latrines and septic tanks can be
obtained from PAHON/HO before submitting quotations.

Interested l.Jii! contractors MUST also fill up the Contractor's Registration Form, to be
-_.i.I.: ie.: '..., I ir-, q. i,-lII:. n, which should be obtained from:

PAHO/WHO (Guyana) Office
8 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown
Telephone: 225-3000, 225-5150, 227-5158

Quotations must be delivered by 10:00 hrs on September 14, 2007. in sealed envelopes
marked "Quotations for WSH Project Region 3", addressed to PAHO/WHO, 8
Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana.

PAHO/WHO does not bind itself to any contractor or individual who submits qi.'t. iri
and reserves the right to reject any quotation without any obligation.

gration passes for three of her
ancestors from the National
Achives in Georgetown,
Guyana, last year.
The immigration passes
gave the name of the individual,
his caste and father's and
mother's names together with
the home address in India.
It zeroed down her search
to three districts Buxar in
Bihar and Rae Bareli and Ballia
in UP. Nalini also obtained cop-
ies of the immigration passes
for her great grandparents, who
came from Faizabad in UP and
Ajmer in Rajasthan.
Nalini Mohabir knew little
about her links to India. She ex-
plained, "1 grew up in Canada,
I knew that I had a Guyana con-
nection, had vivid memories of
meeting aunts, uncles and lots of
cousins during visits to Guyana.
I had little idea of the India con-
nection but in Canada I was an
Indo-Canadian. As I grew up 1
wanted to know how I was con-
nected to India."
After hearing tales about the
Resurgent from her grandfather,
Nalini decided to undertake an
academic project to locate the
passengers on the Resurgent or
their descendents in India.
But as she packed her bags

to fly to India, her father asked
her to visit their ancestral village
and bring back a bottle full of
soil from the village somewhere
in Faizabad. about 700 km east
of New Delhi.
The search took Nalini to
Ajmer but she could not find
any links to her great grand-
mother, Moonie. She was, how-
ever, luckier with her great
grandfather's village Dewarya.
Her great grandfather,
Ramcharan, son of Sheoraj, left
Faizabid in 1896. A local con-
tact well versed in local lore in-
formed her that Dewarya village
was now part of Barunbazar.
A tour of Barunbazar did
not provide any clues till one
man directed her to a locality
called Ranibazar where she met
a young man called Vipin
Jaiswal. His 95-year old grand-
mother, Bagdai, was still alive,
her memory was fading but she
gave the names of her parents-
in-law as Shivraj and Latchmi.
She also said that that her
husband Dukhi had an older
brother Ramcharan, who had
gone away. This was the fam-
ily Nalini was looking for.
Dukhi had two sons, Om
Prakash, Jaiswal's father, and
Ganga Prasad who lives in
Leena Ramotar was not as
fortunate in her quest. After
having no luck in Buxar and Rae
Bareli, Leena toured the area

around Ballia to look for the vil-
lage her father's maternal grand-
mother Deepani came from.
In the Ballia record room
she located a reference to Lalo,
the name listed as Deepani's
father's name in the immigration
pass. But Lalo's descendants
did not have recollection of his
sister Deepani or what hap-
pened to her.
Leena was not quite con-
vinced about the connection be-
cause she could not find any
reference to her ancestor
Deepani in the land records.
People tried to explain to her
that in those days, the names of
women rarely appeared on of-
ficial records.
Leena Ramotar's ancestor
left her village home about 130
years ago and memories of her
departure had faded; Nalini's
great grandfather left 111 years
ago and there was still someone
left to remember his name.
Nalini said, "For the first
time I connected with India. But
I was so overwhelmed at meet-
ing all those people that 1 for-
got to take the soil that my fa-
ther asked for."
Leena Ramotar did not have
the same satisfaction at locating
some who remembered family
history. She had to cut short
her visit because of her mother's
illness, but she plans to return
to India to do some further re-
Nalini is also sure she
will return, and probably
bring her father to Dewarya
to collect the handful of soil
that would connect him with
his roots. (Times of India)

9/7/2007. 11.43 PM


Notice is her-ev ., ai en that the firstAnnual General Meeting of the Berbice Bridge Company
Incorporat-d ,vll be held at the CLICO (Guyana)'s Head Office, 191 Camp Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown on Friday, September 14. 2007 at 17:00 hours for the
following purposes:
1. To receive the Report of the Directors and the Auditors and to approve the Audited
Accounts for the year ended December 31,2006.
2. To re-elect Directors in accordance with the By-Laws.
3. To re-appoint the Auditors, Deloitte & Touche
And the following special business namely:
4. To consider and, if thought fit, pass resolutions relating to:
a Dividend;
bI directors service agreements providing for their remuneration; and
c emuneration ofAuditors to be set by Board
5. To consider any other business that may be conducted at an Annual General
Only shareholders or their duly appointed proxies may attend
Please bring this notice to gain entry to the meeting.
Any member enr-lied to attend and vote is entPr-ld to appoint a proxy to attend and vote
instead of him/her.
A proxy need not be a member of the Company. The instrument appointing a proxy must
bear a $10 revenue stamp and be deposited at the registered Office of the Company not
less than 14 days before the time for holding the meeting.
A proxy form is attached for use if desired. Any Corporation, which is a member of the
Company, may, by resolution of its Directors or other governing body, authorise such
person as it thinks fit to act as its representative at the meeting.

Winston Brassington
Company Secretary

Registered Office;
126 Barrack Street, Kingston,
Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
August 14, 2007.

I ; SM.llAIlUCE .September 9.9 ,,2p ?,



sine USSR


By Anthony Boadle

HAVANA (Reuters) The
came from Russia with love
to a tropical socialist utopia
when the going was good.
They were young women
romantically drawn to Fidel
Castro's revolution, a breath of
fresh air on a distant Caribbean
island for those who were disil-
lusioned with Soviet commu-
But when the Soviet Union
fell apart in 1991, hundreds of
Russian women who married
Cubans and moved to Cuba
were cut off from home and
stranded in poverty as the Cu-
ban economy plunged into deep
For those who had lived
through the hardships of World
War II in Russia as children, the
long blackouts and the lack of

food, medicine and fuel for
Transport were a cruel fla.h-
"\We \ere \oung and Cuba
%\as beautiful \%hen \%e got
here." said film historian Zoin
Barash. who arrived in 1963
Cuban leaders were so young
compared to the Soviet
gerontocracy and abstract art
was not seen as incompatible
with communism.
Her hopes of finding "true
socialism" were dashed, though,
as Cuba copied the Soviet
model, with sweltering heat
"Today our situation is dif-
ficult, as it is for the whole coun-
try," said Barash, 72, who can-
not make ends meet on her 260
peso ($10) monthly pension af-
ter 30 years working for the Cu-
ban film industry.
About 1,300 women from

Russia and former So\iei repub-
lics Ukraine. Belarus and
Kazakhsian still iiee in Cuba.
scr:pin, 3 living as besl IheN
In an old mansion belonging
io ihe Russian Embass-. I\\u
women run a sIore selling any-
thing from vodka and pickled
gherkins to imported tooth-
paste, Pringles and Viagra pills.
The harshest aspect is not
being able to travel home. Cuba
used to grant them subsidized
tickets every five years, paid for
in pesos. But Cuba's airline
stopped flying to Moscow and
tickets must now be paid for in
hard cash few can afford.
"My father died in 1994
and I could not go to his fu-
neral," said Zita Kelderari, a
Ukrainian gypsy, in tears.
The Flamenco singer fell for
a Cuban helicopter pilot in Kiev
in 1985 and sailed to Cuba on a

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Zita Kelderari, a Ukrainian gypsy, dries tears after singing a Ukranian song in her.
apartment in Havana September 4,2007. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

Soviet freighter loaded with Yu-
goslavian butter. When he de-
fected to the United States a
few years ago, she was left
penniless in Cuba.
Only the women lucky
enough to receive money from
their relatives get to travel these
days. On a Cuban pension
alone, it would take 10 years to
gather the cost of a flight home.
For most it is too late to go
back and start a new life. Many
are grandmothers with families
to look after.
The blackouts are gone and
food supplies have improved
since the dark days of Cuba's
post-Soviet crisis. But housing
remains dilapidated and over-
crowded, few have cars and ac-
cess to the Internet is expensive.
Havana's Russian book-
store closed when "perestroika"
reforms took hold in Moscow
under Mikhail Gorbachev.
Newspaper and magazine sub;
scriptions were stopped, cutting
off information from Russia.

Despite the problems, some
women have pressed ahead.
"I don't know what nostal-
gia is. There is no point sitting
around crying," said Natalia
Balashova, who set about unit-
ing the women in a cultural club
for Russian speakers.
Balashova's father was a
Bolshevik and she was drawn to
Cuba in 1969 as much by love
of the Cuban military officer
she met in Moscow as by
Castro's "bold" transformation
of Cuba.
"I knew what to expect.
Cuba was building socialism and
had its difficulties. We came
willingly, out of love," she said.
Still, she felt "shipwrecked"
when her country disappeared.
Balashova said she tapped
her inner reserves and wartime
improvisations she learned from
her mother to cope with the cri-
sis, such as using crushed egg-
shells for cleaning powder.
After a 14-year hiatus, she
returned to Moscow last year,
invited to attend a world con-

ference of Russians living
abroad, and got to meet Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin at the Krem-
Elena Verselova, who was
struggling to get ahead after two
Cuban divorces, took her activ-
ism in a different direction. She
became a dissident on Cuba's
depressed Isle of Youth.
Verselova was deported by
the Cuban government on July
26, according to her daughter
Diana Aguilar, who arrived from
Russia when she was a nine-
month baby in her mother's
Verselova was harassed and
threatened by Cuban police, and
eventually arrested, her daugh-
ter said. The family had to sell
hard-won electrical appliances
to pay for her ticket to Mos-
cow, where she arrived with
$170 in her pocket to start a
new life.
"They didn't let us say
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bid farewell


By Gilles Castonguay
MODENA, Italy (Reuters) -
Thousands of mourners filed
past the open coffin of
Luciano Pavarotti in the ca-
thedral of his Italian home-
town on Friday, in an emo-
tional farewell to the singer
whose death prompted trib-
utes from around the world.
Italian President Giorgio
Napolitano joined the crowds in
Modena's ancient cathedral
where fans were allowed a last
look at one of the greatest ten-
ors in opera's history.
"I wanted to personally
represent the emotion and the
gratitude of Italians from every
place and every class towards
someone who took with him
everywhere the purest voice and
the purest image of our coun-
try," Napolitano said.
The imposing, bearded op-

era star. who died on Thursday
of cancer at the age of 71. was
dressed in a black tuxedo, hands
folded on his stomach and hold-
ing a white handkerchief- a fa-
vorite prop during his recitals
- and a rosary.
Mourners included his sec-
ond wife, Nicoletta Mantovani,
who carried their four-year-old
daughter Alice in her arms, and
his first wife, Adua Veroni, with
two of his three daughters from
that marriage, who are all in
their 40s.
The Italian air force's aero-
batic squadron will fly over the
cathedral before the funeral on
Saturday which will be broad-
cast live on television and on gi-
ant screens for crowds outside.
"He brought to the world
everything that is good about
this town: simplicity, honesty
and happiness," said Luigi
Febbrano, a 51-year-old court

clerk waiting outside the 12th-
century church.
Condolences flooded in
from around the world, with
U.S. President George W. Bush
and Russia's Vladimir Putin
joining opera singers Placido
Domingo and Jose Carreras in
praising the voice and the man.
"The world at your feet,"
read the headline in a local pa-
per in Modena, the town where
Pavarotti was born into a
humble family his father a
baker, his mother a cigar factory
worker and which he never
forgot despite his stardom.
Pavarotti music was selling
out at a local music store. "Sales
are always good but since yes-
terday it has been crazy," said
store manager Giovanni Ricci.
His gilded voice and huge
personality touched millions
around the world, and he
achieved superstardom at the


celebrated "Three Tenors" con-
cert with Domingo and Carreras
in Rome during the 1990 soccer
World Cup in Italy.
"Nessun Dorma" was
scheduled to be played ahead of
Euro 2008 soccer matches by
the Italian and English national
teams yesterday.
Pavarotti had surgery for
cancer in New York in July
2006, then retreated to Modena
where he had two weeks of
treatment in hospital last month
before going home for the last
He spent his final hours at
home with family and friends
by his side, said his manager
Terri Robson. She told Reuters
that Pavarotti's family wanted
the funeral to be private, but ce-
lebrity friends and fans were ex-
pected from around the world
for the funeral yesterday.
U2 frontman Bono, one of
several rock stars to have per-
formed with Pavarotti, was in
Blind Italian tenor Andrea
Bocelli also sang in the church
The tenor was laid to rest

at the Montale Rangone cem- ture of a smiling Pavarotti
etery near his villa, where his watched over the niourners to
parents and his stillborn son remind them of the singer's bon-
Riccardo are buried. home and legendary fondness
The atmosphere was som- for the good things in life.
ber at Modena cathedral as "I hope St Peter welcomes
mourners of all ages passed you with a chunk of
slowly by the coffin Friday, parmesan and, a bottle of
some stopping to kneel in the Lambrusco, ice-cold as you
pews and pray, others signing like it,' said Pavarotti's
memorial books outside, friend, Italian rock singer
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Sonia Noel

SONIA Noel first pitched her
idea for a Guyana Fashion
Weekend (GFW) to US-based
Guyanese fashion writer
Walter Greene four years ago.
The gestation period might
have been long, but the runway
success of its eventual hosting
settles her into a calm and re-
freshing mood, brimming with
satisfaction and gearing to go
again. The first GFW was the
take-off for a real fashion indus-
try in Guyana, she says, recog-
nizing that more and more, locals
are willing to search out design-
ers rather than pull from the rack
at the stores in the city's com-
mercial hub.
Her own Mariska's Design
label has already established it-
self here and in the Caribbean.
Barbados is her adopted home,
and adding to her two outlets
there, she is the official designer
of the Barbados Music Awards,
which has become all the more
mega under the "Umbrella" of is-
land girl Rihanna.
She was able to stitch in
quite a few orders for her male
and female line which she un-
veiled at GFW.
The men's collection, of earth

FORMER Miss Guy,,-a ;
World Dessia
Braithwaitte mode's a
lingerie in the Olympia
"Innocence Revealed"

tones and modest hand paint,
was on the casual end, catering
for the beach, and leisurely
strolls. The female line was of
similar earth tones, and mostly of
cotton, satin and linen, catering
for the lady who wants to be
glamorous. She used signature ac-
cessories in her designs beads
and rhinestones and added a lot
of lattice work, ruffles and fringes
to create the flow of elegance. An
above the knee dress, of earth
tones and made of silk, linen and
cotton, with hand painted designs
at the fringes, came in for notable
praise. Local singer Timeka
Marshall modeled the piece per-
Olympia-Small Sonaram,
known for her over the edge
swimsuits and lingerie, proved
true to form. Her "Innocence Re-
vealed" lingerie ensemble, intro-
duced by gorgeous models in
fishnet stockings and cone
crowns with flowing nets
plucked out of the vibrant
colours of Mashramani, was a
departure from the usual. She
says she had in mind the trans-
formation a girl makes to a
woman, and that inspired the
flounces in the lingerie collection.

Her swimsuit line, "Strings an
Things", was less of what sh
usually presents, and it is n
wonder she has seen more inte
est for the lingerie line!
The commercial interest i
her collection, and that of tl
other designers such as Sonaran
Noel says is testimony to tl
fact that the event was just n,
another fashion treating. St
wouldn't have had it any diffe
ent given the commitment tl
event required.
Noel had to sacrifice desig:
ing for Barbados' carnival cultu
fest "Crop Over" (her busie
time of year) as she pained ov
the frustrations of the annoyii
"can't happen in Guyana" sy
drome to pull the event off. B
in the end, it paid.
The August 24-26 is ju
over, but as she sits to engage
some reflection of the ups ai
downs of hosting the mega fas
ion weekend, she also talks
plans for next year.
Next year, she says, will fc
ture a three-day catwalk sho
as opposed to the two at the fij
GFW held at the posh BuddN
International Hotel.
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World Suzette Shim in
the "Innocence
Revealed" collection by
Olympia Small-


whom she had the privilege of
escorting down the red carpet as
chairperson of the GFW com-
mittee, has already committed to
making the event annual.
The President agreed to be
patron of the event, out of the
recognition that fashion is ca-
pable of making a significant
contribution to Guyana's image,
bring rewards of greater recogni-
tion of designers and models, and
produce spin-off benefits to
other sectors, such as tourism.
Noel says pulling the event
together was not easy, and she
credits its success to those who
helped her achieved her vision.
Notable among these she selects
for special mention is Greene,
whom she first spoke to about
the project, and who was re-
sponsible for pulling together the
international models and press.
Two government ministries
- the Ministry of Tourism. In-
dustry and Commerce, and the
Ministry of Culture, Youth and
Sports also pitched in greatly
to make the event a success.
The show featured 18 de-
signers. five of whom were from
abroad. "Every collection created
an impact," Sonia posits. The

Telford sisters of Linden, who
jumped out of the box with their
edgy and funky line, won the
award for best new designer,
winning one year of free adver-
tisement in Caribbean fashion
and lifestyle magazine Shabeau.
Michelle Cole and Roger
Gary, two of Guyana's best
known designers, were notably
absent from the show. Noel's
explanation is that all designers
were invited to be part of the
show, but the two did not come
Also, Barbadian Kingslcy
Thorne, a long time supporter of
Noel, pulled out of the second
night of the show because of a
quarrel with him and another de-
signer over the male models. Noel
said the incident was unfortunate,
but argued that the show was
about all the designers, and no
one designer could have held the
event at ransom. It is unlikely
that Guyanese will see the Bajan,
known for his outrageous men's
collection, again, unless things are
ironed out
In addition, there were com-
plaints by the models that they
were paid a measly G$3, 500.
Noel says this was true in the
case of the less experienced
models, while the more experi-



enced received G$5, 000. She
said they were told beforehand
that the payment was not a "sal-
ary" but a stipend, given that this
was the first attempt at hosting
such an event.
Complaints too about a foreign
MC being used for the second night
of the show were also put down
by Noel. "1 am Guyanese, but I
consider myself a Caribbean
woman. Unless we remove the
stigma about where we come from
in the region, we will not achieve
the unity we desire," she says.
Needless to say, the second MC
was way better than the first night
MC NCN's Stan Gouveia. He
was clearly not prepared.
Moving on
Apart from her starting the
ground work for next year's
event already. Noel is preparing
her own work.
She heads to St. Kitts early
next month for the St. Kitts
Fashion Weekend, which is
rumoured to feature the reigning
Miss Universe, Japanese Riyo
Mori. At the same time, she will
send a collection to the US Vir-
gin Islands.
She plans to return to
Guyana in November fr her an-
nual charity show. This year she
says she wants to raise money
for single-parents.

In December, she takes off
for a gig at the Brooklyn
Marriott in New York. She plans
to take a contingent of the best
designers from the showing there.
After that, she has the Bar-
bados Music Awards at the end
of January next year.
For her, GFW was a vision


she was able to realize.
The presence of creditable
international media such as
Glamour, Essence, Sister2Sister,
Caribbean Life and Caribbean
World will make sure the event
achieve its objective of taking
Guyana's fashion to the world.
"I was happy to come back

home and give people oppor-
tunities they would not have
had in a long time. The entire
event was intended to take
Guyana's fashion to the next
level, and I firmly believed we
were able to do that." (Re-
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THE -"ady In md" Sonia Noel escorts President Bharrat Jagdeo on the red carpet. At right
is MIrnler f Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad and New GPC boss
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Hindus upset over ban on holy dot

A senior ; ificial in India's
Bihar state faces suspension
for weari the Hindu red
mark on is forehead at
Laksliian Mishra, deputy
director of Ilhe agriculture de-
partment. is accused of breaclh-
. ing a new government dress
He sa\i lie has worn the
mark. or !: '.. ,on his forehead

at work for 30 years and it is
his religious right to do so.
His colleagues support him
- nearly all of them arrived at
work on Friday wearing red
marks in protest. and unions are
threatening mass action.
Mr Mishra's troubles began
in August when new guidelines
were issued on what state gov-
ernment officials could wear at
the office.

His department head. CK
Anil. warned Mr Mishra that he
considered his tilak to be in
breach of the code.
When he refused to remove
it. Mr Anil recommended him
for suspension.
Mr Anil is a young, no-
nonsense civil service high-
flier who has already repri-
manded staff in another de-
partment for spitting out be-

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meeting s of Parliamentary committees.

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5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on
the submission ofa written Application to the address below and upon payment ofa
non-refundable fee of five thousand Guyana Dollars (GS5.000). The method of
payment will be cash.

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Public Buildings,
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6. Bids must be delivered to the:

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Ministry of Finance,
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at or before 9:(K) a.m. on Tucsday. I 1' September. 2007.

Electronic bidding "shall not-be penrmittd. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will
be opened physically in the presence ofthe bidders' representatives, who choose to attend in
person at 9:00 a.mi. on Tuesday. I '1 September. 2007.

tel leaf they had been chew-
ing at work.
He is currently not taking
callss fromn the media.
Many people in northern
India wear the red holy mark on
their foreheads and it is a com-
mon sight in government of-
IMr Mishra says he has no
intention of giving up the prac-
"I've been sporting thle red
holy dot on m Iforehead for the
last 30 years of my career." he
olmd the BBC.
"It has religious sentiment
for me and if somebody goes on
harassing me on this pretext I'll
have no option but to commit
Barring some senior offi-
cials, all the employees of the
state agriculture department
went to work on Friday with
tilaks on their foreheads in pro-
test at his treatment.
They laid siege to Mr Anil's
office and demanded he with-
draw his recommendation that
Mr Mishra-be suspended.
"The officer's move has
hurt our.religious sentiments
and as our protest against his

order we've come to the office
today adorning our foreheads
\ith the red dot. Let him sus-
pend all of us now." said union
leader Baidyanath Yadav.
Several other slate govern-
mient unions are also angry and
are threatening mass protests if

his suspension order is not re-
\oked with ilnmnediate effect.
Even state Agriculture
Minister Narendra Singh
agrees, saying "no one
should be suspended for
wearing a holy tilak as it's a
matter of personal choice".

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Russian women stranded ...
(From page X)
good-bye to her." said Aguilar. 22, a University of Hlavana stu-
dent. She said the Russian consulate in Cuba-refused to help
her mother even locate family members in Vladimir. 115 miles
east of Moscow.
"I hope to leave Cuba to join my mother. I want to return
to my roots in Europe," said the blond student.
A Cuban documentary "Todas iban a ser reinas" (They were
all going to be queens) made last year captured the isolation of
women from seven former Soviet republics living in Cuba.
"It was a migration of love, a part of our shattered utopia,"
said director Gustavo Cruz. "They worked in our country for
many years. It would be ungrateful to forget them."
Women from other former Soviet bloc countries were also
stranded in Cuba and forgotten by post-communist governments.
Stasia Strach, 65, is one of 49 native Poles living in Cuba
- only three of whom are men. The view from her small apart-
ment overlooking Havana's Malecon, or sea-wall, is spectacu-
lar. But the elevator packed up years ago and the 130 steps are
a daily effort. Going home is out of the question.
"What would I do in Poland, beg at the door of a
church?" she said. "I have no pension and nowhere to go."


The Ministry of Education invites entries for its HIV/ AIDS JINGLE COMPETITION for
children of Primary,Secondary and Community High Schools in Guyana. Entries would be
accepted.also from Private schools registered under the Ministry of Education. Tl'he Theme of
the Competition is. I'1 I \ F NTION BEGINS WITH ME!'
The Winning jingle will be used to facilitate IlV/AIDS awareness among schools.

1. Each Jingle must be related to the theme and must not exceed 60 seconds.

2. The Jingle may be composed by any person BUT must be performed by a student.

3. All entries must be ORIGINAL in lyrics and melody, and must NOT have been
previously performed inpublic.

4. One audio-recording, of clear quality, with or without accompaniment, on CD or
cassette must be submitted with the entry form. There may be three repetitions of the
entry on the audio-recording. Recording which are not cleared audible (and not
loca ted at the beginning of the cassettes) WILL NOT BE JUDGED

5. Audio-recordings of clear quality must be clearly labelled with the theme of the
competition, the name of the performer / singer, the name of the school and the name of
the Jingle.

6. All entries should be sent to the Unit of Allied Arts not later than September 14, 2007.
Prel..minary..j._dging will be conducted on September 28,207.

7. (a) Ten (10) finalists each from the Primary, Secondary and Community
High schools will be selected and will be required to compete live in
a National Finals to be held at the National Cultural Centre on
Tuesday October 23, 2007, Rehearsals at 09:00 12:00h and
Presentation at 13:30 15:00h.

(b) Finalists are required to have not more than four (4) supporting students to
enhance their presentations. The supporters can dramatise, dance, cheerlead
or perform a physical display to enhance the jingle.

(c) Each participant is required to provide his/her own musical accompaniment
for the finals (e.g. drums, keyboard, guitar or sound tracks).

(d) The entire presentation should be no longer than three (3) minutes.

(e) Prizes will be awarded to first to third place winners inclusive of
school and support group.

8. All entries for the competition will become the property of the Ministry of Education
and may be used to promote HIV/AIDSawareness among students.

Entry Forms can be uplifted from Schools or the Unit of Allied Arts, Flat #4, Queen's
College Compound.

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SIMAY CROIE September 9, 2007 XV

The Guyana Prize ..

(From page V)

creative writer like myself is to
carve out new space: this is
with me all the time, as seen in
the other books as well, in both
fiction and poetry. My fiction
and poetry don't deal merely
with fancy image making and
self-reflexive angst, though these
elements are there too. And
psychological states, also, are
very much in my work, I think.
A lot of depth psychology from
Carl Jung, 1 suppose, is in my
novel "Dark Swirl" (Peepal
Tree Press, UK) and in "Drums
of My Flesh" (TSAR,
Toronto). The short stories also
have a great deal of my think-
ing; I work in the short story
form more than in poetry over
the past few years. Books like
"Berbice Crossing," "Jogging
in Havana," and "Black Jesus"
all reflect the sense of the chang-
ing life, past and present, a ka-
leidoscope of images that flit
through the ubiquitous con-
sciousness; and what Jung de-
scribes as anything being psy-
chic is Janus-faced: it looks
both forward and backward si-
PP Let's locate Cyril
Dabydeen. Born in Berbice with
a strong literary influence in
Mittelholzer, Harris; the influ-
ence of Kyk-over-al, the Carib-
bean Voice, the National Li-
CD: I used to read vora-
ciously while living in Berbice,
not only the Guyanese and

other Caribbean authors like
Martin Carter, Wilson Harris,
George Lamming and Sam
Selvon, but also the British and
American ones like Eliot.
Auden. Dylan Thomas, and
those from India and Africa also
like Tagore and Chinua Achebe.
I would spend long hours in the
British Council Library and the
New Amsterdam Public Li-
brary, once or twice a week: I
would ride my Raleigh bicycle
about four miles from Canje
Rose Hall to be there. Of course
too, I was continually aware of
political upheaval and change,
and the headiness of anti-colo-
nial struggle, and being absorbed
in ideological debates with poli-
tics and socialistic ideas very
much in our minds. Transfor-
mation was all. I was also a great
listener of the radio, BBC
programmes beamed to us in
Guyana and the Caribbean; I
used to have my ears bent to the
KB radio in my grandmother's
cake-shop, sometimes with
sugar-cane workers all around.
Those cross-currents were in-
evitably influential. We are a
much politicized people too,
you see; so it's natural that all
those things, those images,
would have an influence.
PP 1 am interested in the
early development of Guyanese
literature; you were a part of
that process the National His-
tory and Arts Council, at least
three journals at the time Kaie,
New World, and Kyk.
CD: It's interesting that


you bring that up. those early
publications, and one's own
struggle to become a writer; and
I have mentioned the sessions
with A.J. Seymour. Martin
Carter. of course, was a key fig-
ure, one whom we all admired.
I would meet Carter in the UK
for the first time; and in
Canada; when he was alive,
Seymour used to write to me.
and so on. The National His-
tory and Arts Council as an in-
stitution was pivotal, with lead-
ership by Lynette Dolphin, and
Sheik Sadeek, Frank Pilgrim, and
so many others, and people at
the Theatre Guild being central
to the arts (it' to meet Ken
Corsbie and Wordsworth
McAndrew in New York, and
there's Bobby Moore in Ot-
tawa we interact from time to
time). And I was taught visual
arts by Cyril Kanhai at the In-
Service Teachers' College;
Kanhai was a minor poet; and
the other names like
Ramcharitar-Lalla and J.W.
Chinapen, and the title 'Albion
Wilds' come to mind; and once
R. Monar came to visit me in
Berbice; and Arnold Itwaru-
from Canje-and I would meet
often; and Janice Lo
Shinebourne was in the
neighbourhood. It's interesting
that quite al.few of my poems
were published in the Berbice
Times, which carried a very ac-
tive literary segment (all those
early poems by me are lost).
Also; a lot of.things were start-
ing to happen at the University

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of Guyana: I mentioned Profes-
sor Joyce Sparer earlier; and
David de Caries was active as
editor and cultural figure, I re-
call; and the Guyana Chronicle
used to publish the Christmas
Annual: one of my early stories
first appeared through this chan-
nel. Kaie, New World, and Kyk
were all key; they were starting
to be the infrastructure needed.
Kyk-over-al, of course, was the
granddaddy of them all. I used
to spend long hours reading
back issues in the library. It's
interesting too, that being from
Berbice it was difficult for us to
make inroads with what was oc-
curring in Georgetown; and
there's oral culture in the sugar
estates which has to be ac-
counted for, including the vi-
brancy of sugar estate theatre,
all influencing who I am and
what I write.
PP Let's make the uansi-
tion here, let's focus for a bit on
the Diaspora, let's make that
connection Guyana/Canada
connection; what the literary
climate was here as against out
CD: Maybe there's no se-

rious comparison, really. When
I first arrived in Canada I was
able to immediately access some
of the key literary magazines
published around the world in
university libraries: for in-
stance. magazines published in
Canada. Australia, New
Zealand, the UK and in
America, and soon. I was able
to gauge the sense of changing
styles, and artifice as a whole.
In Canada. too, I was able to in-
teract a lot more with practic-
ing artists of different back-
grounds. and observe techniques
such as how to "stage the
poem," for instance, or with
"interiorization" and "closure"
in narrative structure. I also
had to unlearn many bad habits
of heavy metaphors and forced
affectation in poetry, and let the
lived experience and emotion be
all. Audience feedback was criti-
cal, which I didn't easily get in
Guyana. Of course, I formally
studied creative writing in
Canada, and taught it for many
years at the University of Ot-
tawa. In readings 1 have done,
too, Guyanese don't often come
to them, save for a few dedi-

cated to literature 1 mean-for
many years I'd read to a
Guyanese group in Montreal):
and in Toronto and Winnipeg
too, and then to a broader Car-
ibbean and mixed audience. In
New City where I will be read-
ing next, I see the same occur-
ring. In Guyana, there were
hardly any readings anywhere.
as I recall, save for Seymour's
"An Afternoon with the Poets."
But then, you see, 1 was a
school teacher in Guyana. for
almost a decade, and I had
ample opportunity to read
works to students: Martin
Carter, Wilson Harris, A.J.
Seymour, Ramcharitar-Lalla.
and so on; and also the greats
of literature.
Former students-now
grown men and women-in the
diaspora-would write to me
and describe the impact I made
on the way they look at lan-
guage and literature as a whole.
Of course, the literary climate
is influenced by people's capac-
ity to make a living; in Guyana,
the hardship continues; in

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Clonmell $226,000.00 $126.560.00
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Fitzpatrick $400,500.00 $106,717.50

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much salt it is putting their
health at risk by raising their
blood pressure, a study sug-
The average four-year-old
ate 4.7g a day, which is way
above the 2-3g recommended
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Each extra gram eaten raised

blood pressure significantly.
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disease and stroke.
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look out for hidden salt in foods.
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Britain as part of an official au-
dit for the Department of
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and Nutrition Survey, salt in-
take did not include salt added
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Chinese woman's

'needle ordeal'

(BBC News) Doctors in China have discovered 26 sewing
needles embedded in the body of a 31-year-old woman.
They think they were inserted into Luo Cuifen's body when
she was a baby by grandparents upset she was not a boy.
Some of these needles have penetrated vital organs, such as
the lungs, liver and kidneys. One has even broken into three
pieces in the woman's brain.
The needles were discovered only when Ms Luo went to
hospital complaining of blood in her urine.
She was given a routine X-ray, which revealed the needles.
Up until then she had been in good health.
A team of 23 doctors, including five from the United States
and Canada, are debating how best to remove the needles at the
Richland International Hospital in Kunming, the capital of
Yunnan province.
Xu Mei, the chief doctor at the hospital, told the BBC that
removing the needles would be a long, complicated procedure
requiring several operations.
The first of those is expected to take place next week when
seven needles will be removed.
The hospital is doing the first operation, which will cost
170,000 yuan ($22,500, 11,200), for free.
But Ms Luo, from rural Songming County in Yunnan
Province, will have to raise money to fund the other op-

though this often occurred.
About 1.658 kept a diary of
what they ate and drank and
their salt intake and blood pres-
sure was recorded.
The children eating the high-
est salt diet had the highest levels
of blood pressure, even after other
factors such as age, sex and weight
had been taken into account.
Every extra gram of salt
consumed by the children was
related to a rise in systolic
(peak) blood pressure of
0.44mmHg which the re-
searchers say tallies with past
studies linking high salt intake
with high blood pressure.
Professor Malcolm Law,
professor of Epidemiology and
Preventive Medicine at the
Wolfson Institute of Preventive
Medicine, said the findings were
"This confirms that eating
more salt increases blood pres-
sure in childhood and also adds
extra weight to the current pub-
lic health campaign to reduce
salt in the UK diet."
Jo Butten of Consensus
Action on Salt and Health said:
"The message for parents is to
check labels, especially on foods
such as breakfast cereals and
snack products, which they
may not expect to contain high
levels of salt, and choose the
lower salt options.
"It may be difficult for
parents to tell their children
they can't have crisps every
day, or that they need to eat
a different breakfast cereal,
or that some instant noodles
should be avoided completely,
but surely it's a small price
to pay to reduce their risk of
having a heart attack or
stroke when they are older?"

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NARI partnering for the Development

of the Small Ruminant Industry )

THE small ruminant indus-
try in Guyana is quickly
gaining momentum as mem-
bers of the farming commu-
nities continue to benefit
from the access to improved
technologies and breeding
animals, a much needed ser-
vice offered by the National
Agricultural Research Insti-
tute (NARI), Guyana's pre-
mier agricultural research
At the just concluded sheep
sale executed by NARI. ninety
farmers I'om various regions
across Guyana were the recipi-
ents of excellent quality Barba-

dos Black Belly rams bred by
NARI Livestock Unit. Mon
Repos. East Coast Demerara.
The sheep distribution exer-
cise, which commenced in 2000.
is a strategically planned venture
executed twice per annum, is in
keeping with the Government
of Guyana's national agricultural
diversification programme aimed
at alleviating rural poverty
through the provision of im-
proved quality breeds of live-
stock for the farming commu-
According to Dr. O.
Homenauth. Director. NARI,
since the establishment of the

programme, farmers from vari-
ous regions across Guyana have
now become more integrally in-
volved in small ruminant rearing
as a result of access to improved
quality breeding animals.
Prior to 2000. information
gathered by NARI revealed that
one of the major constraints
that prohibited the expansion of
the small ruminant industry in
Guyana was heavily hinged on
the accessibility by farmers to
improved quality breeding ani-
Since the establishment of
NARI's distribution
programme, we have witnessed

Co-operative Republic of Guyana

I. The Ministry of Education il sites sealed bids lrom eligible Pre-qualified
bidders for !the execution of the tollowinrg WVorks:

I. Construction 1o Sanitary Block at Carnegie School of Home

2. Construction of Garage Storeroom and Lab 1-inishes at
University of Guyana Campus Berbice

3. Rehabilitation Works at New Amnsterdam 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 information 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 ol'payment accepted will be cash.

0(. lenders must be enclosed in a plain scaled envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top. left-hund corner "Tender for
(name of project) MOE. Tenderers who are applying for more than one
i j.. I i. i I 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

a tremendous increase in the
flock sizes of farmers across
Guyana. During 2007. NARI
has released a total of one hun-
dred and forty five (145) pedi-
gree Barbados Black Belly
breeding rams to the farming
communities throughout
Guyana. One of the activities
we pride ourselves in is our
ability to provide animals that
are of pedigree quality. full
weaned and primed for mating.
which is one of the most im-
portant factors for flock devel-
Results obtained from the
flocks bred by improved qual-
ily animals offered by NARI
revealed that animals six
months aller birth once prop-
crly 1ed and Inanaged can attain
a weigh of over twenty five
(25) kg after six (6) months.
At present NARI is work-
ing ardently to increase the
number of quality breeding ani-
mals available to the naming
"Our livestock research
programme at NARI is market
oriented designed to ensure
farmers are afforded the oppor-
tunity to increase their com-
petitiveness. At present we are
expanding our forage and le-
gume pastures to increase our
breeding flock to in excess of
500 at the Mon Repos facility
to ensure that in 2008 farmers
will benefit from an increased
distribution of 250 rams and
ewes for breeding. Our compe-
tent staff members are capable
of offering the services of pas-
ture management and improve-
ment. artificial insemination,

nutrition management and record
keeping." Dr Homenauth said.
According to Dr. Robin
Austin, Senior Research Scien-
tist responsible for Livestock
Research. NARI. at present the
Institute offers the Barbados
Black Belly along with
Corentyne White and a cross
breed between the Barbados
Black Belly and Corcnivtne
White as the primary pedigree
animals for breeding purposes.
"In the Caribbean. the Bar-
bados Black Belly is one of the
noted breeds commonly used by
farmers due to high prolificacy
of the mature Barbados
Blackbelly ewes. Studies have
shown the average lambing rate
to range becs\ccn 1.50 to 2.30
lambs per w\\ lamblning. Carcass
studies of 5 to 7 monlh old male
lambs sent io slaughter sho\\
that Barbados Blackbclly lamnbs
have much less body fat than do
other comparable sheep breeds."
Austin said.
To maintain a pedigree flock.
Dr Austin is urging farmers to
become more involved in effi-
cient record keeping.
"Here at NARI upon the
sale of an animal, the farmer is
issued a certificate detailing the
features and bio data of the ani-
mal which farmers are expected
to store safely for futire refer-
ence. The importance of record
keeping cannot be undermined
since this information will be
need to ensure there is no inbred
within the flock," he noted.
Apart from improving the
quality of breeding animals avail-
able to farmers, mechanisms are
in place to introduce other

breeds of animals and manage-
ment technology to the indus-
iry a highlighted by Dr.
"During the month of Oc-
tober. a total of fifleen (15) Dor-
per sheep. known lor its excel-
lent ieat prodLction character-
istics. will be imported by
NARI's Livestock Farm with
funding provided by the Gov-
erlnment of Guvana. These ani-
nials \\ill be intcgraleed into the
Instilutc's breeding
progrannmme. he added.
fIhe Dorpcr sheep was de-
veloped in South Africa as a
mutton breed in the 1930's from
the Dorset Horn and
Blackheaded Persian. The breed
was developed for the arid ex-
tensive regions of South Africa.
It is one of the most fertile of
sheep breeds that is hornless
with good body length and a
short light covering of hair and
wool. The breed has the char-
acteristic black head (Dorper) as
well as white heads (White Dor-
per). Furthermore the breed
shows exceptional adaptability.
hardiness, reproduction rates
and growth (reaching 36 kg [80
lbs] at three and a half to four
months) as well as good moth-
ering abilities.
In ensuring the small rumi

(Please turn to page XIX)

Ppot 7 & 18.p65




Five subjects CXC including English Language & Mathematics
Two (2) years experience in the field of Sales & Marketing.
1Any experience in the petroleum inducstrjy wiitouId be an asset.

Must possess a valid Driver's Licence and must be the owner of a motor vehicle.



Diploma in Marketing.
At least two(2) years experience as a Sales Supervisor
.4/ny experience in the petroleum industry would be an asset.

Must possess a valid Driver's Licence and must be the owner of a motor vehicle.
Please send application along with two recent testimonials & two photographs to:
The General Manager
26 Providence, East Bank, Demerara

To reach not later than 14th September, 2007.

26 Providence, East Bank, Demerara


'SUNDAY CHRONICLE S te r it6 e 46 2CO7... . .....

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

In last week's article we
looked at the coastal zone, its
formation and importance,
with the aim of raising
awareness of our dependence
on it for our livelihood, envi-
ronmental services and in-
spiration. We hope that this
awareness will lead to appre-
ciation for this narrow strip
of coast on which much of our
future depends. In today's
article we focus more on how
our use of the coastal re-
sources impacts on its integ-
rity and what current mea-
sures are being used to man-
age the coastal zone.
Coasts are complex areas to

manage. due to the variety of
natural processes at work. habi-
tats and resources, uses and ac-
tivities as well as the various
stakeholder groups. Commonly
a large number of the world's ac-
tivities including industrial, ag-
ricultural and recreational occur
on the coast. The coast is also a
location that is crucial to the
fishing industry; apart from fa-
cilitating spawning and nursing
grounds in places like mangroves
and wetlands, it is also a place
where the feeding grounds are
rich for fish and shrimp.
As a result of the many us-
ers and activities on the coast,
there are a number of impacts

on coastal zones:
Pollution and solid waste -
This may stem from various
sources, for example, the exces-
sive use of pesticides and fer-
tilizers from agricultural activity
may negatively affect fish and
other aquatic life forms. Waste
from industrial activities and
improper disposal of solid
waste both domestic and com-
mercial also pollute the beach
and in other parts of the coastal
zone and may be hazardous to
sea-animals and plants. Im-
proper disposal of raw sewer-
age and bilge water from ships
and other vessels also pollute
coastal waters.

NARI partnering for the

(From page XVIII)
nant industry accelerates to
supply the high demand of both
regional and local markets,
NARI is facilitating collabora-
tive programmes throughout
Guyana and is equipped to pro-
vide technical and quarantine fa-
cilities for imported animals.
"At NARI, we have
worked with private investors
to successfully introduce the
Boer goats to the Intermediate
Savannahs using artificial in-
semination. Also we are work-
ing now with more investors to
facilitate the establishment of
private breed farms in Guyana.
Investors are encouraged to par-
ticipate in the importation of
their own breeding animals
which is a very simple process
once an importation certificate
is given by the Ministry of Ag-
riculture. NARI can offer tech-
nical services and quarantine fa-

cilities for imported animals,"
Dr Austin posited.
According to Dr.
Homenauth, In the South/ South
Central, Rupununi Savannahs
and Jawalla Village, Upper
Mazaruni, Region 7, farmers are
now engaged in small ruminant
production on a larger scale.
In the Rupununi
Savannahs, NARI's St. Ignatius
facility is actively involved in
the provision of accessibility of
improved breeding ram to the
farmers in that region. At
present farmers there are of-
fered the opportunity to bor-
row breeding rams from the fa-
cility to improve their flocks.
While in the Jawalla Village,
farmers for the first time are
engaged in Boer goat rearing.
However, while NARI is
working ardently along with
farmers in Region Nine, Dr.
Homenauth cautions against the
trans border movement of ani-


mals without the proper proto-
cols of quarantine and knowl-
edge of pedigree since this can
tremendously affect the devel-
opment of the small ruminant
"There is sufficient evi-
dence to conclude that farmers
are engaged in trans border
movement of animals without
proper certification and quaran-
tine facilities. Not only'is this
activity being done along the
border villages but also move-
ment to the Coastland.
"This exercise if not prop-
erly conducted with the relevant
officials from the Ministry of
Agriculture and NARI, can have
a negative impact on the devel-
opment of the small ruminant
industry in Guyana.
The non certification of
animals entering the country
can increase the risk of dis-
ease and pest transfer to our

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 ri'n ,l
Bureau of Standards or the vehicle will be awarded to the next higher qualified bidder.

The GNBS reserves the right to reject any 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 numberwritten i 1h.r, 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 bidderor hi';herl i-i .- ali'e

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 a; ie GNBS.

Dated A ugust 28, 2007

Natural resource degradation
and depletion- Issues may arise
from the destruction of man-
groves for various reasons, over-
fishing, destroying other habitats
for agricultural, commercial or
residential purposes, increased
erosion may occur from removal
of mangroves and other vegeta-

tion from the coast, as well as re-
moval of shell and beach sand.
Soil erosion may also occur due
to constant use for agricultural
activities such as planting of rice.
sugar and cash crops.
Land use conflicts: These

(Continued on page XX)



The Ministry of Home Affairs invites scaled bids from eligible and qualified Bidders
for Ihe undermentioned works:

Guyana Police Force

Repairs to Police Finance Office. Eve Learv
Repairs to Port Kaitumna Police Station. North West District
Repairs to Living Quarters .. Cove and John Police Station
Repairs to I.iving Quarters No. 1 Beterverwagting Police Station
Repairs to .iving Quarters No. 3 Beterverwagtingu Police Station
Repairs to Living Quarters No. 1 .. Leonora Police Station Compound
Repairs to Living Quarters No. 2- Leonora Police Station Compound
Repairs to ..iving Quarters Anna Regina Police Station Compound .
Repairs to Matthews Ridge Police Station


Repairs to Fence. Police Quarters. Eve L.eary

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
Provision of Section 111 (Eligible Countries) of this document.

Interested eligible Contractors may obtain further information from the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of' Home Affairs and inspect the bidding documents at the Ministry.
..ot 6 Brickdam, Georgetown.

A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purcliased on the submission
of a written application and upon payment of a non-refuidable fee of five thousand
(S5.000.00) dollars. The method of payment will be in cash or manager's chequt.

Bids must be submitted with the following:

1. A valid. compliance certificate from the Conmissioner GCeneral of the Guyana
Revenue Authority
2. A valid compliance certificate fiomr the General Mal.i.ric,. National Insurance

Additional requirementsidetails are provided in the Bidding Documents.

Tenders must be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing 1no identity of the Tendeirer on
the outside. The envelope should be clearly marked in the upper left-hand corri:
'Tender for (Name of Project) M-inistry of Home Affairs.' Bidders who are applying
for more than one project must place each bid in a separate envelope.

Bids must be delivered to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of F:inance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 0900) I on iu.-,daty
18~' September 200(17. Electronic biddillg will not be pcrniitcedl. bids will b:v

Bids will be opened at 0900) i on Ttusday I X September 2007 in tlh Boardro:i. of the
National Pro,'e cment and. Tender Administration Board and in the presence o ihe
Bidders or thel repres.ent:tix ce who choose to attend the opening in person,

aS '.li i' :

Mimmsir, o'.

i" Akit.irss reserves the right lio r.ei,:c ulv or all Bids with

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EA SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 9, 2007

Integrated Coastal Zone ...

(From page XIX)

can arise when land use changes
suddenly, for example, if areas
used mainly for farming sud-
denly become used for aquacul-
ture or swamp land filled in for
farming, or an area used by fish-
ermen to dock their boats and
mend nets is earmarked for rec-
reational developments. Also
conflicts may emerge if licensing
of land by one authoritative body
clashes with the jurisdiction of
another authoritative agency.
In addition to its many
uses, there are other pressing is-
sues concerning our coastal zone
mainly sea defence, erosion and
sea level rise.
So we have seen that there

are a wide range of uses. activi-
ties and issues on the coast.
which warrants careful manage-
ment in order to keep coastal
development sustainable. As
such. with a multitude of inter-
ests, uses and activities an inte-
grated approach is needed.
Integrated Coastal Zone
Management (ICZM) is the
planning and coordinating pro-
cess, for the development and
management of coastal resources
and focuses on the land water
interface (the area where the
land and water meets). This is
particularly important in coastal
areas where so many different
types of activities and resource
use types occur due to the in-
terface of sea and land.

The ICZM process pro-
vides the opportunity to allow
policy orientation and develop-
ment of management strategies
to address the issue of resource
use conflicts and to control the
impacts of human intervention
on the environment. It provides
an institutional and legal frame-
work, focuses on environmental
planning and management and
coordinates various concerned
agencies to work together to-
wards a common objective.
Benefits of the ICZM pro-
cess are notable, with proper and
timely implementation it can
minimize costly delays in project
implementation, damage to
coastal and marine environments
and their resources and make the

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Regional Democratic Council, Region 5, Mahaica/Berbice
1.0 Construction ofSecondary School at No.8 I llage Phase 1
2.0 Construction of Purain Bridge at No. 2 Settlement Blairmont.

i. The Regional Democratic Council. Region 5, invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for 1.0 Construction ofSecondary School at No.8 Village Phase
I. and 2.0 Construction of Purain Bridge at Nol Settlement Blairmont. The
delivery/construction period is two (2) Months foreach project.

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 ofSection 111 (Eligible Countries) ofthisdocument.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Office of the
Regional Executive Officer. Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice. Telei 232-
0292 and fax# 232-0293 to inspect the Bidding Documents between 8:00am to
4:30pm Mon thru' Thur and 8:00am to3:30pm on Fridays

4. Qualifications requirements include:
4.1 Construction of Secondary School at .No.8 ilage Phase I
4.1.1 Conmractors should hare: (I) Average annual construction urn-over of-
$15.000.000 and have completed mnimiln of three (3) Rein/firced Concr*te
BuildingsiStuctures IProjec.s of similar scope of wor-ks within the last two ears.

4.2 Construction of Purain Bridge at No.2 Settlement Blairmont
4.2. 1 Contractors should have: (1) Average annual construction turn over of'
S15,000,000 and have compiletcd minimum of thnre (3) Bridges,'D&J
Strucluresi/Culverts Proijcts rof similar scope of works within the last two years.

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid.. I \.i JGRA (JRD) Compliance C'. .., ',<\,.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents for .0 Construction of Secondary School at
No.8 Village Phase 1. andor 2.0 C(onstruction of Purain Bridge at No.2
Settlement Blairmont may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of
a written Application to the address helow :nd upon payment ofa non-refundable fee
of(GS) 5.000. The method of payment will be cash.-Th Bidding Documenis should
be deposited in the tender box at the following address: Chairman. National Board
of Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of Finance. Main and
Urquhart streets, Georgetown. The name ofthe project should be stated at the upper
leti hand corner of the envelope along with the statement "Do not open before
9:00am on September 18'" 2007.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address above on or before 9:00am. September 18".'
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 from 9:00am. September 1 8"'.2007.

8. All bids "'shall" be accompanied by a "'Bid Security" of(GS) 150.000.00. One
Hundred and Fifty i:holisand dollars.

9. The Regional Dirnocrati.:: ( ounikil. Region 5 reserves the right to reject anrv or .,
Fenders without assigning any reason's.

Floyd France
Regional Executive Officer
Region 5

most efficient use of available in-
frastructure. It allows for better
access and management of infor-
mation pertaining to coastal re-
sources and activities, and there-
fore better coordination of activi-
ties and resource use.
Sustained economic growth

(based on natural resource use).
conser\ alion of natural habitats
and species. control of pollu-
tion and alteration of shorelines:
and rehabilitation of degraded
resources, are benefits that can
accrue as a result of the ICZM.
Guyana's Integrated
Coastal Zone Management
Action Plan of 2001, aims to
strengthen the capacity of
key institutions in effective
ICZM programmes, to pro-

The Guyana Prize ...

(From page XV)
Canada, it's a relatively middle-
class society.
PP You are involved in
Guyanese literature on both
sides of the Atlantic, what's
your opinion of the state of
Guyanese literature on the
whole and Guyanese literature
locally, in Guyana?
CD: 1 have a healthy sense
of admiration for what's going on
in Guyanese literature as whole;
and Peepal Tree Press is doing a
wonderful job in bringing out
many new writers, many of
whom 1 hope to read. And
people like my cousin David
Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguair,
are all being very productive.
Guyanese literature is a prob-
lem for me, because I don't have
easy access to what's going on
(though 1 do try to lay my
hands on things). Maybe with
the anthologizing you are doing
with your television programmes
and newspaper columns, and
with Ameena Gafoor's Arts Jour-
nal I may be able to see more
immediately the new rhythms
and cadences in our literature
melding with what the Diaspora
is doing. Why not?
PP: About your Indian an-
cestry, any links, any connec-
tion you care to mention, and
how we meld as a Guyanese

people through art?
CD: George Lamming once
said that "we are all born with
racial consciousness." Now
that's interesting because one's
Indianness is a fact; and V.S.
Naipaul had said that being "an
Indian in the Caribbean is an un-
known fact." All this brings us
to knotty and even contentious
or discursive questions about
identity, and whose story is ac-
tually being told and establishing
validity for us and our own
communities first and foremost.
And if you look carefully at the
question, you will see that the
Indo-Guyanese artists, largely
speaking, those living in
Georgetown did not have easy
access to the arts infrastructure
(fledgling as it was, and still is,
in Guyana); and Rajkumari Singh
in Georgetown tried her best.
Partly too it has to do, histori-
cally, with the energy of Black
consciousness and Black Power
stemming from the US when 1
was growing up in Guyana and
the colonial set-up. Now we are
hearing not only about Negritude
but also about Coolitude, artifi-
cial as these terms are. As a
writer though, I am inclined to
share with what Derek Walcott
has said, that the writer should
have no loyalty but that of the
imagination; or with Wole
Soyinka, the writer is a nomad

mote sustainable develop-
ment of coastal resources, to
increase public awareness
and education on the issues,
improve data management, to
provide guidelines in reduc-
ing adverse impacts on the
coast. The EPA will serve as
an overall coordinating body
to facilitate the implementa-
tion of the activities cited in
the ICZM Action Plan under-
taken by the stakeholders.

of the imagination: that's his
tribe, most of all; even if it's with
my Guyaneseness foregrounded
as 1 look back at history and
search for what's not fragmented.
but is continually whole: even
as I write about myself and
move from the concrete to the
universal-for literature is a uni-
fying influence: this more than
anything else, it's the elixir of art,
drums beating, echoing all.

Responses to this author
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Akshay's at 40

He fights. He laughs. He
cries. He romances.
Akshay Kumar, one of the
most versatile actors of Hindi
cinema, is today 40- years-old.
"I owe everything I am 'to
martial arts." he once said in an
interview. And with him reach-
ing the Big 4, its back to what
he loves most.
He is currently undergoing
training in the martial art form
called Wushu with co-star
Deepika Padukone for Warner
Brothers' first Bollywood film
"Made In China".
So far, the chief practitio-
ners of Wushu on the large
screen have been Jackie Chan
and Jet Lee. Akshay has al-
ways idolised Jackie Chan and
has to an extent modelled his
career on the Chinese action
hero. In "Made In China" he
gets to do a full-on homage to
his idol.
"My passion for martial
arts goes back to my early teens
when I went to Bangkok to
master them," Akshay ex-
plained. "My father insisted I
learn (martial arts) when I was
nine years old. Even today, I
practise for two hours. It dis-
ciplines me. Martial arts is not
just about violence and fighting,
but about the power to change
your life."

40 things about Akki
1. His real name is Rajiv
Hari Om Bhatia. While the me-
dia affectionately addresses
him as Akki, he still, goes by
the nickname of Raju among his
near and dear ones.
2. Born in Amritsar,
Akshay was raised in Old Delhi'
Chandni Chowk neighbourhood

before shifting to Koliwada in
3. The man stands tall at 6' 1.
4. He attended Mumbai's
Don Bosco School where he
formed a gang of ten friends who
called themselves 'Bloody Ten'.
5. The Virgo dude left for
Thailand to master the ancient
martial art of Taekwondo. Cur-
rently the actor, along with co-
star Deepika Padukone is train-
ing in Wushu for his upcoming
caper, Made In China.
6. While in Bangkok,
Akshay worked in a restaurant
called Metro Guest House to
make ends meet.
7. Even though, Deedar, co-
starring Karisma Kapoor, was
the first film he signed, the over-
the-top rich guy-poor girl love
story, Saugandh was the first to
8. The man enjoys quite a
loyalty among certain filmmak-
ers. He has starred in all films
produced by Keshu Ramsay

(such as the famous Khiladi
films) and directed by Vipul
Shah (Aankhen, Waqt: The Race
Against Time and Namastey
9. Though nominated seven
times at the Filmfare awards,
he's won just twice Best ac-
tor in a comic and negative role
for Garam Masala and Ajnabee
10. The handsome star,
branded 'Casanova' by the
glossies, has previously:dated
actresses like Pooja Batra,
Raveena Tandon and Shilpa
11. The man finally: gave
into domestication marrying
Rajesh Khanna and Dimple
Kapadia's elder daughter,
Twinkle Khanna. i
12. Twinkle and Alkshay
have a four-year-old son, Araav.
The latter being the reason why
the star with a gummy grin de-
cided to sign on Sajid Khan's
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Your keen intelligence is sharper than ever today, which is why you'll be drawn ti
intricate ideas and images. There cannot be too many details for you right now. hb
cause you're eager to sort through things and get to the truth or the key idea behind
all. This is an exceptional day for researching. studying. or making huge headway on
complicated project. Do not \\orry that you will get overwhelmed or run down 1b
the end of the day. You'll still have plenty of energy for tonight!

Is it a friend's birthday today? You'd better check details like that could thro.
Syou off track today. Make sure you're good with your return correspondence. b(
cause someone has been waiting for your answer and they may be losing patient
today. A quick note or phone call (full of your usual charm, of course) should call
any stormy waters and lay the groundwork for future commitments that couW
lead to an infusion of cash your bank account.

There's a flip flop going on for you today in terms of communication. The peopi
who usually get you right off the bat your family, friends, favored cowqrkers -
are going to not know what to make of your suggestions and ideas now. While th
people who always seemed to be coming from the other side of the spectrum ftroi
you will know exactly what you're talking-about! This is perfectly natural, and I1
will provide a nice respite from the tension you've been having with these people,

, Someone is going to try to get what they want from you by appealing to your an:
lytical side, but you may find yourself emotionally buying into their argument a,
well. Today is the beginning of a shift in your perception. You are much more willing
to see the other side of arguments and let people slide on the silly stuff. You arc
mellowing out, and the people around you are feeling more comfortable presenting
new ideas and getting you involved in adventurous stuff.

The more thrifty your past, the more extravagant your future can be. You-need to
stay on the cheapwagon a little bit)longer if you want to be prepared for what's
coming on the scene in the next few weeks. A big chunk of change will get you much
closer to where you want to be. So for the time being, you still should watch what
you buy, skip your usual extravagances, and go back to brown bagging it for lunch.
You will be very grateful you tightened your belt.

Today, it might feel like you are stuck inside one of those snow-globe souvenirs -
and someone has just picked it up and shaken it. Hard. Everything in your life is
knocked out its normal moorings right now, and floating around with little if any di-
rection. But it's easy to make lemonade out of this lemon-like experience .. look upon
this a turning point, when the slate is wiped clean and the future is yours to create in
a new way. Dictate your dreams and go.

Your reputation is shining brighter than a neon sign right now, so don' too sur-
prised if others in your work or school life start looking to you for answers to the
tough questions. What's important here isn't to give them the correct answer it's
almost certain that you won't be able to in at least onb situation. The most important
thing for you to do is to empower these people to find their own answers: Your
encouragement will be more helpful to them than any rote answer could ever be.

Listen to your more conservative investor voice today and don't get involved with
anything you're not totally sure of. Avoid making any major transactions, whether
your money or your heart is concerned. Things that look bright and cheerful right
now could be hiding some dark scary secrets. In fact, the more something or someone
appears to be a sure thing, the more likely it will be that they won't pan out. Being
safe instead of sorry is always a better choice.

Put more effort into your career today, and do the work you've been putting aside.
Remember that your boss is a human being, even if you are find their style of author-
Sity difficult to deal with from time to time. A simple casual conversation can lay the
foundation for your future and smooth over any tension you're feeling. But before
you initiate any type of conversations, use today to formulate your plans and orga-
nize a list of your recent accomplishments.

Research and planning is always a good idea, but you may be getting too caught up in
the details of it all. Be honest with yourself are you looking for an excuse not to
move forward? The time has come for you to get active ... and if everything isn't .
crystal clear, just use your imagination to conmp gi-ss i s tt wl fl
t - ....-,, m guessimates that will fill in
..., marn, ana keep you going! If you need to make revisions, you can always work
them out as you go along. Today it's important to make a commitment.

You've been much more grounded lately than you have in a long while and today.
you should try to figure out why. What has changed in the past few weeks in your
life? Has someone exciting entered it, has someone unpleasant exited it, or have you
learned something new about how to make yourself happy? Take some time today to
think things through, because unless you coconsciously try to understand what forces
could be working in your life, you'll never know how to maintain them.

Avoid setting too many unrealistic goals for yourself right now if you aim higher
than it will ever be possible to reach, you'll only frustrate yourself. You need aiain-
able milestones that can boost your confidence and keep you positive about the big-
ger mountains that you will need to climb a little further down the road. Tod;i. all
you have to do is assess your surroundings and act fast. Don't think too long ,lbout
the pros and cons -just do it!

et m 7



The Passage

"How they are treating you?"
"Good," I said.
Her eyes looked large and seemed to be forming
tears again at the corners. I noticed that her face was
a little more sunken, so her cheek-bones stood out.
Her head, very full of hair, surprised me because I had
not remembered so much grey upon it. Looking at
her like that from right above her, and seeing her eyes
looking so full of pain, I at once felt weak and deso-
late. I felt there must be some trouble at home. Else
why was her hair so grey and why were her cheeks
sunken so?
"What's wrong, Ma?' I said. "Any trouble~ "
"No. Only you."
(Taken from The Year in San Fernando by
Michael Anthony)

There was no storm that day, nor the next. It
merely rained, heavy black rain that hid the valley and
broke the flower-heads with the weight of its falling.
Ralph Stevens was confined to the house and Chris-
topher, so as not to annoy him, almost entirely to his
bedroom. By turns he painted and read and talked
to Gip; but it was all rather boring. He wished school
would begin again. Not that that would help, of course,
because, he wouldn't anyhow be able to go to school.
Even if the buggy did not leak, it would be impossible
to keep the rain from blowing in. And then he caught
a chill and developed tonsillitis. The wetting and the
tonsillitis were unpleasant, but the horse's behaviour
on the slippery roads was what he feared most of all.
Normally the most tractable of mares, Popsy had a
habit on rainy days of putting her four feet together and
sliding down Carrington Hill. Sometimes the maneu-
ver was successful; sometimes the harness broke and
Popsy fell on her haunches. Once she had smashed
the buggy against the hill face. Being nearer school
than home, they had limped on to school. Donald had
left him there and had taken the buggy into town to
have the wheel repaired. Not knowing what had hap-
pened, Miss Bea had grown angry when he couldn't
say his tables. He couldn't because there were but-
terflies in his stomach and he thought he was going to
be sick. Finally he burst into tears.
"Popsy slipped and the buggy hit the wall..."
(Taken from Christopher by Geoffrey Drayton)

Baijan made the car stop at one of the shops far-
ther up the road. He took Ramgolall into the shop
and bought him three shirts, one ot wmcn nc iu,,. .
put on at once. It was a bright-pink shirt and fitted

If I chance to talk a

little wild, forgive me;

I had I from my father.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Henry viii, I.iv.26

loosely over Ramgolall's thin body, giving him a very
odd look indeed. Beena and Kattree laughed a great
deal when they saw him come out of the shop. "E
look like dem red curri-curri bird," said Beena, and
Baijan frowned at her in mock rebuke and said: "Bad
girl. You mustn' say dat. Ramgolall look good. Now
'e look like a respectable gentleman. Great ol' man."

Everybody stared curiously at them, and the sight
of Ramgolall in a pink shirt caused many smiles.
When the car was moving off, Kattree saw Sumatra
Pooran, one of Boorharry's women, looking at them
with wondering eyes from the other side of the road.
Suddenly she turned and whispered something to her
mother who was with her, and from the look on her
face and the way she nodded and pointed it seemed
as though she had recognized Baijan.
(Taken from Corentyne Thunder by Edgar

What to do
1. Read each passage carefully, and then note how
their points are expressed. Also note features specific
to each, and features common to all. (Note points like:
what makes clarity of expression; the many details each
contains; and how ideas are linked.)
2. Complete each of the above pieces however you
think it fitting. (Note: Think on the following questions:
What aspect would I develop? Why?)
3. We think that the punctuation of dialogue would
be of interest to those who find it challenging. Make
note of the dialogue punctuation.
Others who are more capable can move a step far-
ther by experimenting with the use of dialogue to build
up character, setting, and conflict

a) Each new speaker is given a new line and there-
fore a new paragraph.
b) Economize on length of utterances. Each utter-
ance must
Check your prowess: Have a good look at the
choice pieces you have on display in your personal
writing journal. Note what aspects) you need to im-
prove upon and then strive for improvement.
Improvement of expression
Making Writing more interesting
Here is an exercise that is surely going to help you
vary the construction of your sentences.
Do you remember that using different kinds of sen-
tences makes writing more interesting? Look at the
excerpts again to see the types of sentences the writ-
ers have used. See how they are juxtaposed for good
Now. read what you wrote for your first drafts.
What kinds of sentences have you us I there
enough variety?
The Poem: Democracy
I am a democrat in so far as I love the free sun in
and an aristocrat as far as I detest narrow-gutted,
possessive persons.
I love the sun in any man
when I see it between his brows
clear, and fearless, even if tiny.
But when I see these grey successful men
so hideous and corpse-like, utterly sunless,

like gross successful slaves mechanically waddling,
then I am more than radical, I want to work a guil-
And when I see working men
pale and mean and insect-like, scuttling along
and living like lice, on poor money
and never looking up,
then 1 wish, like Tiberius, the multitude had only
one head
so that I could lop it off.
I feel that when people have gone utterly sunless
they shouldn't exist.
D. H. Lawrence

Work on the following questions:
1. Give the meaning of each of the following words
and phrases: democracy; aristocrat; narrow-gutted;
utterly sunless; mechanically waddling.
2. What figure of speech is found in the following
phrase? "sun in any man," "between his brows," "ut-
terly sunless," "pale and mean and insect-like."
3. What are your thoughts about the last two lines
of the poem? Discuss them with a study partner.
The Sentence: Clarity of Expression
When revising for clarity, look for misplaced or dan-
gling modifiers in sentences.
To make your meaning clearer, place modifiers as
close as possible to the words they modify.
Example: Tearing across the city, the cyclists
were met at every stop by large crowds, steel
bands, and fireworks.
The reader is supposed to understand that the
modifier describes the cyclists.
Rewrite the two sentences below, correcting the
misplaced or dangling modifier in each.
1. She rode on oxen and donkeys traveling around
South America.
2. Hoping to increase circulation, an essay com-
petition was held by the newspaper.
The Writing Process: Checking Coherence (Con-
When you revise your writing, you can choose to
work with a peer critic whose duty is to help you see
your effort in a better light. Together you can check
for coherence using the following three questions:
1. Does each sentence flow in a logical order?
2. Would the writing be better expressed using an-
other means of organizing the ideas?
3. Are transition words and phrases effectively
clarifying relationships between ideas?
Phrases & Clauses: Rewrite the following groups
of sentences using a participial phrase and/or a sub-
ordinate clause of time or cause in each. The first
one is done for you.
1. He was an invalid. He could not see me for long.
I called to enquire after his health.
\-: i ... ,ll nnt see
a) Because he was an lnvanu nie uu ....
me for long when I called to enquire after his health.
b) Being an invalid, he could not see me for long
when I called to enquire after his health.
2. She met him. She was an impressionable young
lady with very little sense. She imagined at that time
that she was in love with him.
3. Dawn prepared the meals willingly. A great price
was offered for her services. It made her debt free
that time.

S C E .

Exhaust their liquid flow

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And estuaries ane\!

by Hubert Williams

(Six years ago Tuesday,
along with the world I was
horror struck as 9/11 un-
folded on the TV screen. Our
anguish was common. Mine
was to become more per-
sonal. My AA flight to New
York was cancelled; one of
my sisters was halfway bound
to New York from London
when the flight turned back;
and another sister, who
worked in a neighboring
skyscraper, was among the
dust-covered, panicked thou-
sands running wildly from
the disaster zone towards the
relative safety of the Brook-
lyn Bridge. But the truly un-
forgettable scenes were
those of people up high
jumping from the burning
towers. Four days afterwards,
on the first New York-bound
AA flight out of Barbados, I
did the initial draft of the
following tribute, in honour
of those who jumped, be-
cause I could not accept that
they all did so out of fear, or
expecting to survive)

With you I saw the sun rise
Mom, another glorious day !
Our "Big Apple" glowing
Soooo beautiful in fall
We hugged... we kissed
You sent me on my way
Smiling your fond farewell
That was our daily call

At 19, my world was
Such a lovely place!

Rich roadside rhythm
Of rushing cars
Tunneled serenade
Of speeding trains
Sidewalk percussion
From a million feet
In orchestral unison -
"We Love New York"

A so smooth elevator's rush
Up to the 94th Floor

In fashion's garb, with fragrance

Confidence high: pretty. in prime
of life
Much to be done at my file-
stacked desk
The Lord loves a doer, and I'm
really good
But... Oooohh Myyy Goddd!
What's that noise?
The loudest sound I have ever
heard. Deafening.
Shaking building... building shak-
ing, shaking so
Awful, choking black smoke:
* terrible screams
My mates, my friends, so many,
many others
God guard us all... God guard us
all !

The World Trade Centre -
An inferno in the sky

Heat !... white heat !! ... heat so
intense !!
Flames, angry, hungry flames...
None of us working here will
survive this day
Yet... yet... Fear 1 feel not... 1
am not afraid
I see Fear as but a sanctuary for
fools. Truly.
For fear affords no one any real
Fear does fot provide any

Bravely, I must face the fact of

Credit cards and all my ID se-
Jewelry, inscribed watch, diary,
Crucial cell phone safely in my
All that is me, I have tied on me
Then leap outwards, down-
But keep always looking up,
up, up
Falling faster against rushing
Will soon take my breath away
And it is Heaven's joys that
Await me at journey's end

So few leap, as youth's vitality

burn to Zero!

No matter how crushed
And battered be
What hits the ground
Remains me
Morticians can
My likeness bring
Back to funereal
Perfection still

Not Fear... Affection steered
mI\ act

My sparkling eyes shut
My \\arm embraces stopped
My happy laughter stilled
My familiar footsteps gone
But. Mom. Dad. Darlings all
Be not too sad. Do not despair
I am here with you
For closure

Akshay's at

(From page XXI)
Heyy Babyy!
13. While Aamir Khan is
sold on Coca Cola and Shah
Rukh Khan routes for Pepsi,
Akshay endorses Thums Up.
For the latest Thums Up com-
mercial, the actor executed a
breathtaking Yamakasi stunt.
His other endorsements include
Microsoft XBOX 360, Grasim
Suitings and D'Damas.
14. Has worked in seven
films with Khiladi in the title -
Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari,
Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon
Ka Khiladi, International.
Khiladi, Mr and Mrs Khiladi
and Khiladi 420.
15. Like his reel-dad in films
like Ek Rishtaa and Waqt -
Amitabh Bachchan, Akki too has
played a police officer in a large
number of films, namely Kayda
Kanoon, Mohra, Main Khiladi
Tu Anari, Paandav, Sabse Bada
Khiladi, Tu Chor Main Sipahi,
Insaaf, Daava, Taraazu,
Angaaray, Meri Biwi Ka Jawab
Nahi, Khakee, Police Force: An
Inside Story and Aan: Men at
16. His favourite cuisine is
Thai and Mom-made Punjabi
khana. Also loves to gorge on
Indian mithais and the king of all
fruits, mango.
17. Akshay's quite senti-
mental about the 'firsts' in his
life. He still keeps his first
house, car and motorcycle.
18. Lifting the 350-pound

weighing WWF champ Under-
taker (Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi)
proved to be a daunting task for
the fit hero when he nearly,
broke his neck and back. He
was eventually treated exten-
sively, for the same, in the US.
19. Long before stardom
happened, Akki made a blink-
and-miss appearance as martial
arts instructor in Mahesh
Bhatt's Aaj starring Kumar
20. Yash Chopra's Dil To
Pagal Hai, Rajkumar Kohli's
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi
Kahani and now Farah Khan's
much-awaited Om Shanti Om
are the only times Akshay has
made an exception to take on a
guest appearance.
21. The Mast Mast hero is
a big fan of Ayurvedic medicine
and treatments.
22. He has worked with
both sibling sister duos of
Karisma (Deedar) and Kareena
Kapoor (Talaash) and Shilpa
(Dhadkan) and Shamita Shetty
23. Everybody loves him.
But Akshay adores Jackie Chan,
Danny Denzongpa and
Amitabh Bachchan.
24. Known for his daredevil
stunts, the man almost has a
face off with a shark in Cape
Town, South Africa, while
shooting for Aankhen. A scene
required him to swim alongside
a shark. The shark, however,
turned a bit hostile but Akki
was rescued in the nick of time.

A corpse to bear on anguished
Journey to the grave!

Mom. I dare not say
Don't cry too much
For tears are famously
Our family's way
We always celebrate
And mourn alike
'Til the rivers of joy/sorrow

25. Did you know the Hera
Pheri star was the original choice
for films like Phool Aur Kaante
and Water? The parts later went
to Ajay Devgan and John
Abraham, respectively with
whom he co-starred subse-
quently for hits like Suhaag and
Garam Masala respectively.
26. While you may be a fan
of his films, his eternal favourite
is the Oscar-winning Italian clas-
sic, Life is Beautiful.
27. Fit and healthy is
Akshay's mantra in life. He en-
joys jogging, trekking, volleyball
and adventure sports.
28. He's played a double
role thrice in his career in the
movies Jai Kishan. Aflatoon and
Khiladi 420.
29. Want to know his most
popular screen alias? He's
played Vij9y eight times and
Raj, seven times, out of which
five were Raj Malhotra (which
was incidentally Shah Rukh
Khan's famous screen name in
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge).
30. Akki is all about re-in-
venting his looks. Be it sport-
ing a pony tail (Khiladiyon Ka
Khiladi) or sporting a goatee
beard (Bewafaa) or lending au-
burn highlights to his hair
(Namastey London) or opting
for a shorn look with a shabby
stubble (Tashan).
31. After driving a Fiat and
Mitsubishi's Pajero, Akki has
settled for the spacious and
swanky Toyota Land Cruiser.
32. Whilst shooting for
Garam Masala, the actor banged
into a pointed cabinet which re-
sulted in a sharp cut on his head.
But the true blue professional
Akshay is, instead of getting
medical attention, he continued

Ccal /o oil

to work.
33. If not an actor. Akki
would probably end up as, no
surprise here. a martial arts
34. Akki sang and shot a
music video of the Punjabi de-
votional song. Nirgun Raakh
Liya. The profit made from this
endeavour were donated to the
victims of the train bombings of
Mumbai on July 11.
35. Not comfortable spewing
anti-Pakistan dialogues in the name
of jingoism, Bollywood style,
Akshay nearly walked out of Anil
Shanna's Ab Tumhare Hawale
Watan Saathiyon. Sharma, how-
ever, made necessary changes and
AK was on board again. The film
bombed anyway.
36. He may get along with
everyone but Akshay's closest
pals builder Vicky Oberoil
(married to Swades' Gayatri
Joshi) and Ajay Virmani, a busi-
nessman are not from the film
37. He loves to holiday in
Goa, Bangkok and Canada.
38. AK hosted a martial:
arts documentary titled 'Seven
Deadly Arts with Akshay
Kumar' for National Geographic
39. Seeing his disinterest in
academics, Akshay's dad ad-
monished him and asked whai
will he do in the future. Our man.
prophetically replied that he'd
become a 'hero'. Truer words
were never spoken.
40. Aamir Khan and Ajay
Devgan are not the only
known pranksters. Akshay's
'victims' are director duo
Abbas-Mustan and his Bhool
Bhulaiya co-star Vidya


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2 cups (450 ml) all purpose flour
. cup (50 nil) sugar
I tsp (5 ml) Champion Baking Powder
t tsp (2 ml) baking soda
'2 tsp (2 ml) salt
1 cups (500 ml) grated cheddar cheese
1 cup (250 mi) plain yogurt
. cup (50 ml) butter, melted
2 large eggs (beaten)

Pre-heat oven to 400 F (200 C). In a large
bowl, stir together flour, sugar, Champion
Baking Powder, baking soda and salt; stir in
cheese. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine
yogurt, butter and eggs. Add all at once to dry
ingredients: stir just until moistened. (Batter
will be stiff.) Fill greased muffin pans with
batter. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for 15-20
Makes 12 muffins.

Breakfast Apple Cake

Lightly butter a 9 inch square baking dish. Set Add the liquids to the dry ingredients, in three

tue oven to 350 F.
In a largish bowl, toss these together and set
aside so flavours mingle:
6 to 8 apples, peeled and sliced
"2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamonI
A cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a medium bowl. thoroughly mix these
liquids, in this order:
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
I tsp. vanilla
I cup vegetable oil
6 tbsp orange juice (or water)

In a large bowl, sift together these dry
1 cups flour
2 tsp Champion Baking Powder
'/ tsp salt

batches, beating each only until smooth.
Spoon half the batter into the pan,

Spread the apple slices evenly over this, then
cover with the remaining batter.

Sprinkle some icing sugar over the top.
Bake for 50 or 60 minutes at 350 F until the
cake tests done.

Store it, uncovered, in the pan if it's glass (not
in metal ... it makes a weird taste).

It gets better after sitting at room temperature
for a few hours.

If the icing sugar gets a bit soggy, simply
sprinkle on a bit more,just before serving.

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today. Some 72 designers showcased their work. The $20B Indian fashion industry is growing
at a rate of 20 per cent per annum. Here, model Yana Gupta, makes a dramatic entry for designer
Gayatri Khanna's show.

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at MTV Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Britney Spears will open the
MTV Video Music Awards on
Sunday in what promoters
are calling the fallen pop
princess' long-awaited come-
MTV said on Thursday
that Spears, 25, who has been a
frequent tabloid fixture due to a
tumultuous divorce and erratic
behavior, will be performing her
new song "Gimme More" at the
awards show in Las Vegas.
Spears released "Gimme
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years. on the Web last week.
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