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


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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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3ERLIN (ReutersY.- Basaria's. most glamorous poli-
tician a name-haired, motorcyclist who helped
a bring down stale premier Edmund Sloiber has
SShorckd the Catholic state in GermanS by suggest-
* ing marriage Who~uld last just '7 years.
Gabriele P ull, who poses on her web iie in mo-
torcycle leath rs: is standing for the leadership of

riage or it slfoulti be automatically dissolved, she said.
Fifty-ygar-bld iPaui,; twice divorced, is a maverick intent
on shaking !up her /male-dominated and mainly Catholic party
which has dominated Bal arian politics since World War Twob.
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Bavaria s christian sodial Union (CSU) -- sister party of Chancel- i
1ir-Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) -
ill a vote next week. ,
She told reporter$ at the launch of her campaign mahifesto
~ednesday she wanted tnrrage ~to expire after seven years and ac-
chsed the CSU, which proImotes traditional family values, of nur- i
ttiring ideals of marriage which are wide of the mark.
"The basic approach is wrong ... many marriages last just be-
cause people believe they are safe," she told reporters. "My sug-;
gestion is that marriages expire after seven years."
After that time, coup es should either agree to extend their mar-

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President Jag dea of f to UN

Summit on climate change
President Jagdeo also is expected to speak extensively on the implications of the UJN
Tribunal on the Law of the Sea award in favour of Guyana on his return from the Sum-

Youths must
themselves as
architects of
social change
- 1)r Antthony
Minister of Culture, Youth

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The Board, Headteacher and staff of
West Demerara Secondary School
extend congratulations to all students who have been
successful at CSEC 2007.Special congratulations
are extended to the following top students-:

Continue to strive for excellence and always remember your motto -
self-discipline is the key to success.


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acreate roundecd indlividullIS inl thec
school system11.

conference salid they! INA~ACllDi
must dieveclop an a~ction plan to
ac~tivecly promoted its: int~erecst and
suggested s\everal re~commc~nnd-
tions including the follow~ing.
to pr-omote their awareness
in schools and university and
encouraged their sisterT unIions to
do samer:
-netw-orkl with other trade
unions. particularly those that
are affiliates of the Federation of
Independent Trade Unions of
Guyana (FITUG). in order to
address the challenges tacmng
young: people at the workplace
also to deal with challenges
facing trade unions in organizing
young workers;
embark on campaign to
raise awareness about the nega

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which affects about~ 2.4I W of
the Guynlese POPulatflion
mostly be~tween the age~s of 16-
According to Dr. Anthon'.
while this figure is similar to
those of Jamaica. the Bahamas
and Haiti, his Ministry along
ivith otheroarganisations leading
the battle to elimlinate the dis-
ease should not be complacent.
He explained that their
main focus is to ensure that this
is achieved is by creating
behavioral change among
young people. Besides this
problem, he said his Ministry
is also working to control sev
eral other ills of society includ-
ing drug and alcohol abuse,
teenage pregnancy and diseases
caused by lack of exercise.
He added that while formal

Minister of Culture, Youth
and Spart is imiploring
youths to see themselves as
leaders and architects of so-
cial change in society, noting
that another 10 to 20 years
down the road they will be
ones at the helm of high of-
fices. In1 this regard, he called
on employers to acknowledge
that youths can play a signifi-
cant role in advancing their
organisation but their ability
should be continuously nur-
tured and preserved in order
foi- this to be achieved.
Dr. Frank Anthony called on
the National .Association of Ag-
ricultural, Commercial and In-
dustrial Workers Union Em-
ployees (NAACIE) to play an
active role in grooming its young
members in choosing a career

path which will be of great ben-
efit to the union.
He made the call at the
union's inaugural youth confer-
ence held yesterday at the
CARIFESTA Sports Complex
under the theme "Mobilisin~g
anld Organising Youths for a
better Union and Future.'
The minister added that the
move is imperative because it
places youths on a path to stra-
tegically plan their future rather
than wallowing along the trail of
uncertainty of opportunities
with the passing of time-.
The minister has also called
on the sizable gathering of
youths to take their education

seriously because it is the ve-
hicle to cross them over the road
of the many obstacles in soci
"You should not be con-
tented with a secondary educa-
tion, but should aspire to move
on to university and get a good
job which will aid in your per
sonal development and the ben
efit of the union," he urged.
Dr. Anthony also warned
that school drop-outs should not
be neglected and on this note
called on NAACIE to collabo-
rate with his Ministry on
programmes to ensure they are
given a second chance to develop
themselves into meaningful con-

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In addition, the minister ap-
pealed to NAACIE to join in
the fight to prevent the spread
of the deadfly.THIV/AIDS virus

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 3

President Jagdeo off to UN


for this too and we must be re-
munerated for that. Small coun-
tries can't carry the burden of
being responsible all the time
and the large countries are not,
because they are the major pol-
The nation's leader main-
tained that achieving incentives
for standing forests could be
garnered through developing
countries building a coalition on
the issue.
"I hope I can work with

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A new climate agreement
which builds on the United
Nations Framework Conven-
tion on Climate Change and
the Kyoto Protocol is ex-
pected to be the focus of talks
at a special United Nations
(UN) Climate Change Sum-
mit which opens in New York
on Monday, September 24.
Guyana 's Head of State
President Bharrat Jagdeo will
join over 150 political leaders at
the Summit to present their
ideas on the action needed in the

areas of mitigation, adaptation,
technology and finance.
It is no secret that the Head
of State has been adamant that
countries with standing forest
should be rewarded with carbon
credits and he has time and
again expressed his disappoint-
ment that the current climate
agreement, the Kyoto Protocol,
does not offer developing coun-
tries incentives.
In a special interview before
departing for the United States
of America the President said,

"Unfortunately as I have been
saying here in Guyana for a
quite a while now, the Kyoto
Protocol ... did not provide in-
centives to countries like ours
that have abundant rainforest
and are preserving these
rainforest for the benefit of the
world, so we are trying to
change that. We are now argu-
ing that there must be incentives
for these countries that practice
sustainable forestry manage-
ment. That is one of the reasons
why I am going to this special

session organised by the United
Nations Secretary General."
The issue of climate change
and its impact on ecosystems
worldwide has gained significant
prominence in world debate.
This, the President said would
bring greater focus to bear on the
role the world must play to re-
duce the speedily evolving pro-
cess of climate change through
green house gas emissions and
create a better environment.
"I think it is very impor-
tant, if we sustain in what we
are lobbying for now, in the fu-
ture maybe the next five, ten
years Guyana will benefit from
hundreds of millions of US dol-
lars per annum in carbon cred-
its because with the amount of
greenhouse gas sinks that we
have, ....if it is remunerated at
the current market value it could
range as high as US$5M per
year for Guyana, without touch-
ing the forests. That would be
more than we earn from baux-
ite, sugar and rice combined."
The meeting is expected to
send a clear message to the

UN's Climate Change Summnit in
Bali scheduled for December,
to launch formal negotiations
for a climate agreement.
"We will be there promi-
nently represented (at the Bali
Summit) but I intend to be very
forceful at this meeting, it's an
interactive session. I am very,
very disappointed that the ma-
jor countries of the world are
not making the commitment
necessary first of all to secure
the environment for the future,
and secondly, to assist coun-
tries like ours.
He explained that the major-
ity of funds garnered for climate
change mitigation measures have
remained in the developed world
and the developing world have
benefited very little from these
The President said, "Even
the Clean Development Mecha-
nism, part of the Kyoto Proto-
col is a very cumbersome pro-
cess to get any assistance
through. I've been saying, if we
are helping to preserve the for-
est, there is an opportunity cost

An ambulance owned by the
Central Islamic Organisation
of Guyana (CIOG) yesterday
caught fire on the Demerara
Harbour Bridge at approxi-
mately 14:45 h, but fortu-
nately its occupants escaped
The driver of the vehicle
PHH 218, Mr. Sultan Ally said
he and another passenger were
travelling back to Georgetown
from the Anna Catherina
Mosque on the West Coast of
Demerara when the vehicle be-
came engulfed in flames.
"Me and another man was
travelling back to Georgetown in
the ambulance, I was going slow
because some men were work-
ing on the bridge. Then some
people in another vehicle shout
itnd tell we that fire under the
vehicle. Me and the man

quickly get out of the vehicle
and as soon as we get out the
entire bus was on fire," recalled
.Ally noted that he was driv-
ing the vehicle for the past ten
years and it never developed
any serious problem.
"For ten years now I driv-
ing that vehicle and only minor
problems it had nothing serious
as this. I see these things hap-
pen to people sometimes, but I
never think it would happen to
me especially during this time of
Ramadan fasting. I feel terribly
depressed and shaken by this
because a lot of poor people
depend on this vehicle," said
Ally. The stunned driver said
the ambulance is the only one
owned by the organisation, add-
ing that a lot poor people de-
pend on the service of the am-

As to how the vehicle
caught fie, the driver said he is
uncertain, but the police are in-
vestigating the matter to deter-
mine the cause of the fire-
As a result of the incident
there was a traffic build up
from Bagotstown to the
Harbour Bridge, however, due
to the prompt assistance from
the Guyana PoliceForce'Ikaf-
fic Department the traffic
flow returned to
normal y. (Nrathalene


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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007

Ex-president Fujimori arrives in Peru for trial

By Hossein Jaseb and Fredrik Dahl

TEHRAN (Reuters) Iran told Western powers on Saturday
they would regret anly attack against the country over its
nuclear activities, and it rolled out a display of missiles and
other military hardware that underscored.the warning.
"Our message to the enemies is: Do not do it," the head of Iran's
elite Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said, speaking
to reporters less than a week after France's foreign minister pub.
licly raised the prospect of war.
"They will regret it, as they are regretting it in Iraq," the com-
mander added, speaking on the sidelines of an annual military pa-
rade just outside the capital.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave a
similarly defiant message in a meeting with top officials
including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying who-
ever attacked Iran "will face the consequences", state tele-
vision reported.
At the parade, the Islamic Republic put on show medium-range
missiles it has said could reach Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf at
the parade marking the 1980-88 Iran-iraq war.
Three Saegheh jet fighters, a new generation of domestically pro-
duced military aircraft, flew overhead.

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Tehran says is solely for generating electricity.
Washington has said it wants a diplomatic resolution to
the dispute but has not ruled out military action if that fails.


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FORMER Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (L) is
surrounded by Chilean police before walking to a police
helicopter in "Hacienda Chicureo" neighborhood, some 30
km (18 mile) north of Santiago, September 22, 2007.

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OTTAWA (Reuters) A deal by
191 nations to eliminate
ozone-depleting substances 10
years ahead of schedule is a
"pivotal moment" in the fight
against global warming. Ca-
nadian Environment Minister
John Baird said on Saturday.
Delegates at a U.N. confer-
ence in M ntreal sruek the deal
will phase out production and
use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs) for developed coun-
tries to 2020 from 2030 and to
2030 from 2040 for developing
The United Nations also
hailed the deal, saying it could
cut billions of tones in green-
hous sals emissions'stefatr
phase-out of HCFCs will be
twice as effective as the Kyoto
protocol in fighting climate
change. The United States
walked away from the protocol
in 2001 and Canada says it can-

not meete its Kyoto targets.
"It (the deal) ... will stand
out as a pivotal moment in the
international fight against global
w~arming." Baird told a televised
news conference in Montr-eal.
Baird said the fact that India.
the United States and China -
major- countries not bound by
fimudK oto targets --- hadsign d
ahead of talks designed to pro-
duce a climate change accord af-
ter 2012.
The U.N. Environment Pro-
,Oam (UN P) confer ce in
versary of the Montreal proto-
col, which was designed to cut
the use and output of chemicals
foundato harm the ozone layer.
tecting the Earth from ultravio-
let radiation has been linked
to an increased risk of cancers
and cataracts among humans.
HCFCs are used in air condi-
tioners and refrigerators.

IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during
a ceremony to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war
in Tehran September 22, 2007. Sanctions will not succeed
in stopping Iran's nuclear progress, Ahmadinejad said on
Saturday, a day after major powers said they had "serious
and constructive" talks about new U.N. punitive
measures. (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl)

LIMA (Reuters) Former
President Alberto Fujimori
arrived in Peru on Saturday
for the first time since his 10
year rule ended in disgrace in
2000to '":e cag odf abus
ing public money in the
Andean country.

a poc upl nne carin Fsu weor
arriving from Chile at the south-
ern Peruvian city of Tacna. Af-
ter refueling it will later head to
th cupjir laloded in his home
country a day after Chile's Su-
preme Court authorized his ex-
tradition. He had been in Chile
since November 2005, when he

was detained on an international
warrant for allowing extra-judi-
cial killings.
"I am happy and satisfied.
After so much despair for so
lonn, 'swd hGT n't f ugh on
brother was murdered in 1992
by a government death squad.
mou lhea c eteedneiduernce nm
two notorious massacres -
known as Barrios Altos and La
Cantuta in the early 1990s,
fehen Peru wasr be wr wite
Shinling Path.
Students, a professor and
a child were among the two
dozen killed in the massa-

cres, which Peruvian state
prosecutors blame on death
squads run by Fujimori's gov-

ernment. At the time, his gov-
ernment alleged the victims
were rebel sympathizers.

Pagen 4 & 29 p65

Iran wNarns W~est

against attack

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 5

Public Service Ministry

The C:Ot~tmnlent ofI G:uyana in collaboration with the C'ommonwe~atlth
Scholarship~ and Fellowsh-ip Plan is offeliring a limited numliber of-
scholarship s att t-he Post graduate level for the: 2008/2009)C academ-ic year in
the Unitedf Kingrdom.

Applicat-ions are invited from su~itably qcuaifiedl persons to pcrlsue studies
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Agricultural E~conomics
Hyidr-aulic Engineerinlg
Accountin &lS Fin~ance
Req uir-emen ts:

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Degree level is a Bac'helor's D~egree passed w\ith a minimumt Girade~ Pointl
Avragert~ of 3.0 or. abovie.

For studics at the Pl -ID L.e:cL. applicants mnust hivce a Master's Degree in
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JAMAICA OBSERVER THE government is scheduled to
= >""= --= .':= wt h ed hipofutrhe poic In h
lence, as well as the growing incidences of police abuse.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Minister of National Se-

(JDF), Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, and Commissioner of Po-
lice Lucius Thomas.
At the same time, Jamaica House said yesterday that the
prime minister has given instructions for work to proceed im-
mediately towards the establishment of a single independent au-
thority to investigate instances of abuses by members of the
ecu me Mnister Golding, a Jamaica House statement said,
gave the instructions following a meeting Wednesday with the
chief parliamentary counsel, representatives of the Ministry of
Justice, Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne and the solici-
tor general, Michael Hylton.
"'The prime minister has expressed concern at the in-
creasing number of incidents involving allegations of abuse
and unlawful conduct by members of the security forces
towards members of the public," said the Jamaica House
Prime Minister Golding said the government was well aware
of the dangerous and stressful circumstances in which the po-
lice are required to work and promised to support their efforts,
as long as they do not breach the constitutional rights of the
"Indeed, 11 policemen have been murdered and another 34
shot and injured since the start of the year," the prime minister
said. "T~he government will do everything possible to strengthen
and support the police in combating crime and in the lawful
execution of their duties," said Golding.
However,.he said this cannot be at the expense of the
constitutional rights of the people.

Public Service Mninistry

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Perm-a nent S Cec-eta ry
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went the scissors yesterday, as
TTUTA president Clyde
Permell symbolically cut off
his red protest hand band to
signal that teachers had
settled their year old wage
Teachers will therefore be
singing extra sweetly in Decem-
ber, as they will begin to receive
their salary adjustments, some
up to 100 per cent, as well as
retroactive monies then,
Declaring that "a weight has
been lifted" from his shoulders
and that of their members,
Permell announced that the
union and Chief Personnel Of-
ficer (CPO) had finally arrived
at a settlement regarding wage
negotiations for the period
Permell made the announce-
ment as he addressed support-
ers on the Brian Lara Prom-
enade in the vicinity of the'ITvin
Towers in Port of Spain, follow-
ing a march through the streets
oab eh aia ct byeselveral
gaged in wage negotiations.
Prompting loud cheers as
he said that the CPO had
agreed to the union's de-
mands for a 100 per cent ad-
justment for teachers in
Grades 3 and 4, a category in

which the majority of teach-
ers fall, Permell said princi-
pals and vice-principals would

outside the CPO's office on St
Vincent Street earlier in the
morning, Permell briefly

.when he called for a scissors so
he could remove the red band
which had been tied around his
wrist since negotiations began,
Permell scoffed at what he per-
ceived as threats from the Min-
istry of Education to intimidate
Teachers had engaged in
what they called days of "rest
and reflection" on at least five
occasions during their struggles.
According to the union=
they wdll make all efforts to
make up the lost time while
they were out of the classroom.
Yesterday, Permell also
warned teachers that though
their struggles had paid off,
they would still be required
to lend their support to the
rest of .their comrades in-
volved in the trade union
fight, and must be ready to
support any call to highlight
the cause for just wages and
fair working conditions.

CASH RELIEF: In a symbolic act of relief, TTUTA president
Clyde Permell cuts off his red protest hand band to signal
that the teachers row over wages had been settled with
thousands getting a 100 per cent increase. PHOTO:

also begin receiving a $500
travelling allowance, and that
the union remained commit-
ted to a zero-tolerance policy
on health and safety issues
affecting teachers.
Clapping as they halted

emerged from the negotiating
session to shake hands with the
comrades leading the march, and
urging the members to continue
to keep up the struggle.
Giving the first hint that
teachers could begin to celebrate
Last Tuesday, UN Secre-
tary General, Ban Ki-moon
made a plea for world lead-
ers to reach a bold agree-
ment on how to tackle cli-
mate change.
Mr Ban said politicians had
a historical responsibility to
protect their planet.
Cost of damage
The Science advisor at the
Caricom climate change centre
Ulrich Trotz told BBC Carib-
bean that climate change is cost-
ing the region millions of dol-
Experts continue to argue
about whether hurricanes are
affected by climate change.

Caribbean nations plan to
call for more help in adapting to
climate change at the UN sum-
mit and subsequent debate on
climate change.
But is climate change an is-
sue for developed nations to
deal with?
Dominica's UN ambassa-
dor, Crispin Gregoire says
that such countries need to
make a bigger commitment to
protect the environment.

It might be the hurricanes or
the growing cost of insurance
cover but Caribbean people
are acutely aware these days
that climate change is as
much an issue for them as for
countries in the north,
Caribbean leaders will be
part of the 80 heads of govern-
ment contingent talking part in
next week s 62nd annual debate
by the United Nations in New

9/22/2007. 9:02 PM


100 % mecrease for some Trinidad

teachers settle wage row

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peace-keeping force in Haiti-that adds to the frus-
tration and sense of helplessness of those dis-
tressed by the ongoing crimes of murder,
kidnapping and violence amid prevailing abject pov-
erty in that Caribbean state.
In this context it is quite relevant to ask what pre-
cisely is CARICOM doing--as distinct from official
rhetoric--to assist Haiti in helping to deal with the
human rights climate by, for example, enabling
proper functioning of a feeble criminal justice admin-
The sad reality is that CARICOM is yet to
even have a properly functioning office in Port-au-Prince
to collaborate on a regular basis with the Haitian au-
thorities on specific areas of practical cooperation
within the limited means of our Community.
In the meantime, the Haitian nightmare of crimi-
nal violence, kidnapping, mockery of basic human
rights and degrading poverty continue as a way of

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Prime Minister Owen Arthur of Barbados as current
chairman of the Community, and the Community's
Secretary General Edwin Carrington,
The petition had both a general focus on gross
human rights violations; the oppression and poverty
of the Haitian masses, as well as a specific appeal
for the safe return of a respected social activist and
human rights advocate, Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine.
He disappeared on the evening of August 12 and
has not been seen or heard from since and is now
numbered among hundreds of other such victims with
families and friends fearing the worse.
President Preval did not show up, as expected,
for the Heath Summit. Nevertheless, the organizers
of the petition have been left to hope that their ap-
peal for help in securing the safe return of Lovinksy
and other kidnapped victims, has at least been made
known to the Haitian Head of State and other
CARICOM leaders.
More importantly, that the Preval administration
will be forthcoming to demonstrate awareness of its
moral and legal obligations by taking appropriate ac-
tions to curb the wave of kidnapping. Instead, that
is, of appearing too overwhelmed and incapable of
enforcing ANY plan to deal with. for instance, the
particular crime of kidnapping for which blame is
often expediently heaped on Haitian -criminal
deportees from the USA
It is not Preval's commitment to the rule of law
and respect for fundamental human rights that's be-
ing questioned. It is the utter failure of his adminis-
tration--while the United Nations continue to spend
many millions of dollars each year to maintain a

The HaI I

THE DETERIORATING human rights situation in
Haiti that includes an epidemic of criminal violence
and kidnapping, as well as growing incidents of
child slavery, are motivating increasing numbers
of non-government organizations and well known
personalities within CARICOM and the Caribbean
diaspora to appeal for more effective and caring
governance in Port-au-Prince.
A petition signed by a wide-cross section of
Caribbean nationals and their allies in Britain and
North America, among them academics, writers
and cultural personalities, was circulated for the
recent one-day CARICOM Health Summit in Port-
It was addressed to specific Community lead-
ers, among them Haiti's President Rene Preval,

CO lumn

both these CARICOM states
now pursue new initiatives to
resolve their long standing dis-
pute on fishing rights, is the
good relations they maintain and
so vital not just for themsleves
but the future of the 15-mem-
her Community of which they
are valued partners,
This scenario is equally ap-
plicable to Guyana and
Suriname as they endeavour to

macy, and focus on how best
they can cooperate with each
other in the exploitation of their
marine resources and dwell
peacefully as good neighbours
that are also members of

of President Hugo Chavez likes
to talk sweetly about "good
neighbourliness" and coopera-
tion among Caribbean and Latin
American nations against "for-
eign aggression".
But it is more than high
time for this perceived "vision-
ary disciple" of Simon Bolivar,
to demonstrate his own aware-
ness how Guyana, under suc-
cessive governments, continues

to sufe fro Vnzela' w

Guyanese sovereign right to
promote economic development
in the Essequibo region to
which successive administra-
tions in Caracas has laid claim.
An international tribunal

THE UNANIMOUS verdict of
a five-member tribunal of in-
ternational jurists on an his-
torical maritime dispute be-
tween Guyana and
Suriname, has delivered an
overwhelming victory in
favour of the Guyanese na-
The awar-d. announced last
Thursday in i:. capitals of
both neighbouring CARICOM

continen,"'.s""ohntS n mch n o~
than a denulnciatio~n f
Surinaume's "unlawful resortl to
gunboa t diplomacy in~ 2000) to
expel a Canadia~n oil company
fr-om drilling operations in what
has been confirmed to be
Guyana's sovereign territo-y.
Withinl hours of the posting
on the international web the
aw~ardc that came after three and
half years of legal proceedings
in The HagueC thle affrctedC oil
company~. CGX
Enerrgy, jubiluntlyv announced its
realdiness to resume dr-illing op-
erations in that very area of
Guyana's economic zone fro~m
which it was forcefullly expclled
by Surinamese gunboat~s.
While Presidenr Bhar~ral
Jagdeol was haLilingS the award as
a great day for Gluyann". but
warning against any display! of
"'triumphalism''. CGX Presi-
dent and CEO. Kerry Sull.
w~as announcing in Caunada on
Thursday evening an expendii-
ture of US$15 million on fulr-
ther seismic works. to be fol-
lowed by a lar-ger- investment of `
USS65 miillion on other

hopes for neighbourly co~opera~-
'Encouragingly. borth coun r:
tries have so far shownl a! pref
ernce for the use of lunguage:
highlight the positive aspen~'~ ir
result from the tribunnlII
ing--f~or instance coup.: :
venture.Ls for sharedl coe
Their efforts. a~

Guyua' ~--a nuulla.) I~
rcemplation to gloat.
close to objective anal\ H i;

viewed. well beyondl
shorecs. as being conlmm a t!; hli
and politically correct~.
The i ag
award, including graph!s and
maps, was the second~ sulch
judgement on demarcation of
maritimneboulndaries. o havIl~e inl-
volved the UN Internatio~nal
Tribunal for the Law ofI the Sea~.
the first being that or ,-!ipril last
year between Barbado~ and l
Trinidad and T~obago.

Barbados and T&T
Then. both Tr~inl~~ida and :
Tobago andi Barba~dos hadc o~n-
gcaged in sophisticatedl public
communications~ initciaives~ to
project the judgemcnt mI their
maritimle dispute as a '"win ~or
b~oth \ides". Nevertheless. I
would ha\e been evidecnt to in
dependent and infor-med oh
servers that Barbados ha '
scored the higher ruli~gs In th !
final awarud
W~hat hustemained intact. !

wisely avoid in his broadcast
anly sort- of gloatin~g as he out-
lined details of the award and
explained positive features that
could~ influence practica~ll orms
of cooperation between Guyana
and Suriname.
The judicial process was
initiated by Giuyana in 2005
with the under~standing that the
judlgement would be final and le-
gally bindling on both parties.
No surpr-ise, therefolre, that
w~hile Suriname s President
Runoldo Venetianun. sought to
downplay the extcnt of` success
gained by G~uyana, and regrei-
ted the use of` force in the ex-
pulsion of the Canadian oil
company. CGX Ener~gy. he. like
President Jagde~o. welcomed the
tr-ibunal's ru;ling and held out

CAtr ICOM. had made clear in a 1 mcient
wh e~n a~ morle careful as- wyay back in 1899C. and known
sesme~ntn is mande of the as the "Paris arbitral awar~d".
tribunal s judlgement on the that the "'1897 Tremyl of Wa~sh-
Guyana/';Surinamne maritime dlis- ington"--to which a then Ven-
pute. there could well be better ezuecla gove\rnmnent was
a~ppre;c~iationl for Guy'ana's party--constituted a~ full, per-.
histgo~rica~ l tratment of the fect and final settlement" of the
6.000~ square miles New River demarcated borders of what
Trialngle area as part of was then colonial British
its soverelign territory. Guiana. and today's Guyana.
AL releva~nlt question now is home of the CARICOM Sec-
whatl new initiatives are to be retariat.
pursuled by Guyana to obtain Therefore, with the mari-
praictical cooperation from time dispute with Suriname
neighhbouring Venezuela to end behind it, Guyana may now
the age-old controver~sy result- be inclined to pursue new
ing! fr~om that country':s claim initiatives to resolve the con-
to alpproximately' two-thirds of troversy--as distinct from a
Gu,anese territory in "dispute"--arising fromt
the sprawling Essequibo region. Venezuela's claim to some
r-ich in mineral and forest rec- two-thirds of its 83,000)
soulrceCS. square miles sovereign terri-
H`e Venezuela government sio

targettet areas.

No gloating
In what could probe
helpful for1 fuLILtur goodl relations
andi exploitation of mlaritime r-e-
sources for mutual benefit of
both nations. the award by' the
Unitedl Nations; International
Tr`1ibubunal for the Law~ of the
Sea has firmly established a
single maritimne boundary be-
tween Cu~yana and Sur~iname. .
This has the immediate effect
of` removal of` all gr~e\ arecac in
interpretling assumedl boundlary
demlarcations for what consti-
tutes "sovereign territory "
However. aIlthougII h bing
the beneficiary of' some tw~o-
thirdls of the tribunal s judgr-
me~nt. President Jadoj, w\as to

Pan a 6 & 27 pGS;

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Venzuea' g a

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 7

9/22/2007, 10:25 PM

My father was an

obedient servant
I am writing to inform you and your readership that I have
responded to a statement in Freddiie Kiissoonl's column in the
September 20)th. 2007 issue of Kaieteur News.
In this column Mlr. Kissoon speaks to the tragedy which befeill
the Abraham family in 1964 and then suggests that that my father -
Arthur Abraham. who was a Per-manent Secretr~uy in the Govern
ment in 1964l was helping the opposition for~cs. especially the
United Force".
I grew uip in a home with a. fat~herI who waIs the ultimal~te "your 1
obedient servant" to whichever government he served. Whatever
political opinions he held were kept to himself.
Have clear memories of his instr-ucting his children to form
their own political opinions by reading the new~spaper-s and listen-
ing to the ideas expressed by the various politicials.~undl political
Mlr. Kissoon's statement that my~ifather 'worked for- the oppo-
sition forces' is both totally SPurIIOud~. and an1 attack on the integ-
rit one will7j sion MI-Kei soo ato rcl this statement,

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States m an ship,

patience ansd

tolerance vindicated
Th'e statesmanship of' President.Bhlarrat Jagdeo. our patienlce-
tolerance, good sense and perseverancule have been vindicated
byr the outcome of' our resort to the United Nationls laterna-
tional TIribunal of the Law of the Seal to settle the dispute over
the long-standing issue of the maritime borderr between
G;uvarna anld Surmname.
it w~a\ a Inunanimo us award mn lavoulr~ol~ Guyana and~~ is Ilegally
binding on both countries.
Our President has a~sserted, t. hat among mother thinll. "the Aw~ard l
is in the intecrecst of` both countries and the entire Car1ibbea~n. .
He and al Guy ;LSanese look f~orw\sardt "1-fo a lon~g futrrile of` harilno-
.niouls re]ltio~ns and pra~ctical cooperlatio n with ourII boxiberl~s and sis-
ters~ in Surinamne to whom. o~n you)Lr behalf. I extend! the handl of
fr-ie~ndship. .
The way?\ is now clear f'or the CG;X Incorpora:ted to r-esurmle
its diriling in the area from which it w~as ex~pelled by the
Suricamlese gunboats, in the search to ftindl oil in? ~ommlnercial
quantities. which if successful will tremlendous~i?? boost our
counItryS 'sOIII ecoom ad conlsiderably accelerat e our dtev'eilo-
mlenlt. andi which will also belefit th~e entire regcion.

haV9 9 IGeS?
There w~e have it in print. "Every p:ractising demnocra;cy nced
an intellectuall elite" says Stabrock News On 21/E09/2007
11 is shocking to rcadl of` someone wiho Guy\anese would con-
sider~l as ed~ucated.. consider- s thalt it is okayv to have elites in Gil\uynese
Clearly. when a person accepts that elites ar-e okay. they can
soon be trapped into accepting that if you're r-ich y:ou matrter more
than if you're poor. Actually there is; a ter-m for it -a c~hauvinistic-
For someone who0 berates the PPP/C as having an ulncaring al-
trulistic attitude (or elitist attitude) to the people. Emlile's stance on
the elites in our society would send even a rightw-ing Washington
political activist/lobbyist running for cover.
While multi-cultural Emile Mervin. who contends that the PPP/C
is and has been "bad" for Guyana. the majority of Guyanese. who do
not have a university education, would contend that it is opportunity
that they lack and not ability. Just because you went to a university
does not put you above the people (whether poor or not) who do not
have that opportunity. That would be like people using "big" words
to a crowd to show how important they are (you remember the one
about the man who had a son who went to live in England, then came
home and stuck his hand in the bucket full of crabs?,)
Emile, most Guyanese politicians do not see themselves as being
in " intellectual elite class." Mr. Corbin, Mr. Trotman or Presi-
dent Jagdeo, I would guess, are comfortable chatting with a farmer or
a miner (either of whom may have a degree) as they would be chat-
ting with a Professor. They do not go "Ah, you're a University Pro-
fessor. You're elite. You matter more. I want to chat with you."
I understand that some people living abroad their "tastes"
can become altered and askew. Perhaps when Mr. Mervin
comes home he will share with Guyanese his thoughts and


Neighborhood Police

should operate within

thelf COmmunities
The Government has employed Neighbourhood Police
throughout the country to bridge the gap between the c~om-
munity and the police, because they recognlise that the police
cannot be in the community all the timec. So the
neighbourhood police would operate in their commnunity aml
feed valuable information to thle police of' all criminal activi-
ties and wrong doings.
Mahaicony district has a number of~ Neighbour-hood police w~ho
ar-e not allowed to operate in their neighbourhood., so they' cannot
pass on valuable information to the police. Insteadc. they' were o.-
der-ed to wor-k shiftl duties at the Mahaicony P'olice Stal ion andl at
Cove aund Johnl Police station which is not whiat they`! emnployedc
to do. It is ulnfair to the residents of Mahaicony.
it is a~lso unsafe for themn to leave their homes all hours in the
night to go to or come from wor~k wvihourt prlotctcion ~s mo~st of
hen thereti icdents of Miahaicony are calling onl thle Comn-
missioner of Police to look into this matter urgently to halve
it changed and let our Neighbourhood Police operate in their
community to prevent it fr1om becoming crime infested.


Wihy Berbice road

works were halteds =
in August of this year cane harvesters went onl a strike f'or
better roads in the Vryheid, Lochaber and Sandvoort areas in
West Canje. Subsequently. the Regional Chairman, the RESO.
andY the Information Liaison Officer tot the Office of' the Presi-
denlt, mlet w'itha some of the residents to discuss the problems.
A4 conltralct for thle r-epairing of thle road from Philadelphia
Street to Sandtvoor~t was signed for $3.7M.
i witne~ssd the signing of` the contracts aIs I ;I~a~lws wa~nt to be a
part. ofi deve~lopment of( my commulnity. Road wor~lk begal~n a~ week
a!fter in the areac;. TheL road1C wa;S 'upposCCed to) be' r~ecaIPPe in ll ofII (1
the afflicted~ areas w\ith one inch of` asphalt1 contine at the surfa~ce.
Lo and behold the w\ork was halted after. twvo dlas. Some of the
impassa'ble sections of the r~oadl were gradedL`~ anld workl abandoned.
TIhe present state of` the road~c is one full of1 diust. We are being al-
f~ctedi every time \chicles tranver-se this road~c. Somle of~ the r~esidecnts
halve begunr throw,~ing w\ate~r on the road to keepl the dlust fr~om blow~ing
all/ over the place
R~esidecnts of Vryhe~id. L~ochaber- and Sandv~oon are left at at loss
as to why the work on the.roadl s w\as h~altedt. It hals been mor~e than
three weeksz inee su~ch ha~s happe~ned and iv tL he re~sidents have
not been giLen ain ex\planation.
Tfhe condiition~ of1 the r-oadt is very-\ dleplora;ble. Andi we th~e re~i-
Je~nts needl a bettrc--,~ l road. n nierl~~ls arie compi~llaiqilng abhout the
tate ofI the roadl~ since their ca;rs are becin dia~inuted.

me~nllt aing~ place in~ our- neigihbourh~cood.
Th`Iat is why~ i amil ur-ging the Riegionll1 offiicials to get mlov-
ing andc get thle contra-2ctorl lto restart ithe wiiork8 on the road. O~nly
then will wIe the r-esidlents feel comafortalble fromt the deplor-
ablec roadw~ay: that w\e have to tr~averse each day.


8F9 UkSt pessimistic
First let me say it is with great joy that I pen this letter know-
ing that our country has won the right of sovereignty with re-
spect to the maritime boundary that was in dispute with our
nei hour Suriname.
Nevertheless. some people mn the media are just pessimistic and
can never really experience that f~eelmng of satisfaction the rest of
the nation is experiencing at the moment.
Of course I am saying this with eyes and fingers pointed di-
rectly at Freddie Kissoon as culprit number one. Give it a rest
Freddie. You always find a way to discourage and take hope away
from-the people with your negativities and constant unpatriotic writ-
ings. I wonder if this is all part of your jealousy towards the ruling
party. Give credit where it is due.
Since when did you become a prophet. predicting thist the Of-
fice of the President will only use this moment to further eat away
at democracy? It seems like you are the least happy about the out-
come of the ruling and would have preferred otherwise.
Shame on you! Always complaining about the country's loss
of intellectuals, but if a close examination is done we would see
that maybe you are one of those influencing the exodus with your
negativities and unpatriotic articles.
The next time you mention in your article about how much
you struggled and continue to struggle take a moment to re-
flect on how much the country has achieved and will continue
to achieve regardless of your continued unpatriotic sentiments.


Guyana's economic

recovery substantially

depends on modernisation
As you are aware Guyana's economic recovery substantially
depends on the modernisation as well as the restructuring o~f
thle sugar industry. C'he diversification of sugar related areas
of production and whlat has become known as "best practices"
is taking place as we: communicate in Fiji. India, Ma~uritius.
the Philippines and South Africa.
Large scale sugcar producers such as Cuba and Bralzil are also
engaged in this change process that is historicaL, as it is one of po-
litical economy and market accessibility.
In its editorial of Septembelhr 17. 200)7 Stabrock~ Newus castigated
the Workhers Union GIAWU for calling a strike (or strikes) mn sup-
port of wor-kr-s' demand recently.
SThere are well informed playersrs. as knowle~dge~ale as the
EIrnmdad industrialist Mr. L~awrence Duprey is about sugar and in-
<1amrialh t~lations. wkh waoudtdlake Umbrage at many of the state-

I would like your- readers to understand that GAW'U and the
National Association of Agricultural. Commecrcial and Industriali
Employe~es (NAAClE) aIre fully SuIpportiveC of the PPP/C A~dmin-
istration in its efforts to develop a~ national economy! atnd lift Govana;
out of poverty. So that is not an issue.
Also. e~arlier this y'ear during the B3udget debate he~n labour
Minister M~ansoor Nad~ir- annoulncedt in ParliamelLnt in respolise to,
Opposition qjueries that "'ther-e were 16.5 strikes in the sugar indus-
try\ since 2005...". it w~as pointed out that these "work stoppage~s
..ra;nged f~roni an houlr to focur hours.." The dlisputes for the most
Part stemmedc fr-om breache~s of' the Collective Ba~rgaining a~greement
And it is therefore unfair and "hbelow- the belt" to attribute the
causitor~y to GAWU. .Not evecn GU'YSUCO's\ Mr Jai Petram takes
that position. F~urthe~r. GAW:U to its credit'. iespoused the Straltegic
Sugar Developme~n t Plan when it w:as frst ma1;de Public aIt the end~
of the 1990)s. Since then Tor- seven years the unions in the sugar~l
industry hav:e kecpt their side of` the agreements.
SN one shouldf note. adopted a critical sta~nce over the' dizap-
Pearan"ce of` the four sugar- workecrs in 2005 SN has a~lso kept~ the
issue in the public eyec oveLr the years. Howeer-. on this occasion it
is entirecly an issue ofimilproving and transf~onning Hieldl mllanagement
to, ensurIe that the .seller` s mal~rket' for sugar crop (labour, cultilat-
tron' andl harvescting is not ulnde~rminnd. Evesryone acce~pts that w\ith
incr-eased levels of~ production the sector will ernlr higherl surlpluse~s
from its markets.
'There are some other points that should be addressedl as
these relate to the annual rate attached to a sugar worker's
wage which are crucial. and it is GAWCU in its subminted mecmo-
randuml or plan, that has demonstrated the validity of the w)orki-
ers' claims.

MVayOf Should do

19Ss travelling and

pay more attention

10 th~e City
Thhe Chief Citizen is moaning and groaninrr about pguc~ity of
funds and gover-nment frustrating revenue efforts.
-The Mayor has bee~n there since 1994F. W'hat lega'cy has he to
show he has the interest of~ the City a~t heart?
All1 the citizens of the capital city can truthfully say about this
ma.< is tha h i very com...nt t amismanin~.
.How can anl entity that is authorised to collect revenues from its
.constituent. always cry out for lack of fundsl Is he therefore. say-
ing that the multitude of businesses in is not doing their

Ilc he-vrn,'~ ment has on numerous occasions bailed out the
council. It has helped mn remoymng garbage while the mayor sat
in his high chair, apparently unmoved by the mountain of stink-
ing refuse all around the municipal markets. It has helped with
road improvement as several impassable streets are now usable
again. Aesthetic improvement has to be-credited to the govern-
ment also as the council cares not what a capital city must look
The argument he puts up for government frustrating his efforts
at revenue collection is poor. A circus only comes h'ere occasion-
ally, a 'useless' piece of land would not give much (because it's
useless and people would not pay for useless things). Under your
leadership, the resources are inefficiently managed (remember the
outstanding audited accounts?).
Mr. Mayor, you need to admit that mismanagement, lack of
alacrity and dissent within the council has been factors affecting it,
You are guilty of airing your animosity against your town clerk pub-
licly, and on many occasions, and at the end of the day, you wear
the mantle of mayor; you will certainly have to take the flak for
the council's ineptitude.
A bit of advice here, why don't you do less travelling abroad
and pay more attention to what a mayor is expected to do.


uvnu~l VIIIIURIV~L VC-~I-1(CIIIL1OI L\i. iU~ I


conference on

Guyana's flora as

8 Sour ce of drug s
BIOENERGY in Guyana's cliniate change profile and the
potential of selected Gulana flora~ as a source of drugs are
among issues to be ventilated during the international con-
ference on biological sciences in Caribbean and Latin
AJmeric~a Societies wh~lichl opens tomlorrow\ at Budd!y's In-
ternational Hotel.
The tw~o-day conference has beecn weclcomed by: President
Bharrat.3 Jaugde~o who said that anl undersstanding of the statuls
of' biological sc~iences is mol~st necessary) f~or the conservation
and! sustainable utilisatrion of` the region s rich biological diver-

In a message to the partic~ipants of the conference, the Presi-
dentl said natural ecosy'stems are under greatr pressures from the
impact of adva~nced technologies which ar~e used in the produc-
tion ofr a wide raunce of` coods and service~s. "We arIe cha~llengedc~
thereforel~ to better ulnderlstandl the science of. ourl
or~der to provide the ncccssary) guidelin~es f~r development ac-
ilities which impact negatively' on the integrity of our
biodiversity."' the Precsidecnt stated.
He is also, encouraging the participants to participate in the
Iwokirama Rainforest Progranmme. "as we seek; to develop it as
a centre of excellence for biological studies."
The conference will discuss a wide range of issues relevant
to Guyana in the areas of environmental science, biotechnol-
ogy, biodiversity, and natural resource mnanagemecnt.
Among the issues are: Surface Water, quality trends in
Guyana's sugarcane industry~; Guy'ana in the new bio-cconomy);
Butterfly farming: and Validating Guyana's ethno-viagra -
glimpses of effects of Kapadulla on rats.
The University of Guyana's Department of Biology is the
host of the conference.
The keynote speaker of` the conference is Professor Shamin
Farooqli, the director of Gynaecologic Oncology Research of the
Crozer-Cluster Medical Centre of Pennsylvania, USA.
Speakers of the two plenary sessions are Mr. Ross
MacCulloch, Assistant Curator of Herpetology of the Royal
Ontaria University, and Mr. John Caesar, Senior Lecturer,
Department pf Biology, University of Guyana.

Youths must see ...
(From pae two)
tive impact of child labour:
put the elimination of child labour and HIV/AIDS on
the agenda of all NAACIE events;
-help develop publications, materials, posters, and news-
letters and media campaigns on the 2 areas on several other
President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions
of ?:u::ana (FITUG) Carvil Duncan in address said those per-
s!::, who consider youths to be irresponsible fail to realise
th::: ney are the engines of growth for tomorrow and the
sir dth of the trade union movement-
He added: "I say this against the background that if one
analyses the trade union movement in this country the con-
clusion can be easily drawn with the trade union leaders of
the country are all above 50 years."
He acknowledged that while their contribution is signifi-
cant, the fact still remains that youths need to be groomed to
take over or all the hard work will go in vain,
On this point, He called on youths to take up the mantle,
the challenge and be ready for the leadership role and insisted
that their seniors do not see them as threats for their position
but as individuals capable of making their work easier.
This sentiment was also voiced by NAACIE President,
Ke'nneth Joseph in his brief address on the occasion.
Acting President Samuel Hinds called on the youths
to set high standards and work to achieve them. He ad-
vised that this could be achieved chiefly if they put their
duty' above the rewards that might follow .

Bond oi Factory Spaee

(19,880. Su .Ft.)
(Old Demnerara Biscuit Factory)
Located at:

Industrial Site,

Bete~rverivagting, E.C.D

The Ethnic Relations


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2) eXllerienced Dbrivers
interested persons can visit the
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66i Peter Rose and Anira Streets,
with there application and references.

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Tlhe Suir-ini :1 ,ppsition
paLt! rtyle by immeril! President
Jlules 1~i~jdenbtoschl is ager~ed
by the UN TIribuna~l on the
Law of' thle Sra onl the
G;uv~!!anSuri numI;e maritime
herderI~I dispute wh ichl h'avours
G~uyana. .

kne~clinan p(\~lninrnmn is bemy ~
blamed~i for the i' l' preparation i
to chlallenge !j.. claims by
Guiana laid at lbh Tribunal in

W~idjenhowi~in -c: n uin hal
!he gaternmentl~l~ !;ii) ale to treat
hisj matter as on;ti issue of na~-
ona~l;~ interests an exciludedl Io-
':ical olppocnent fro~m partici
pann in the preparation.
Whe~cn youi the resullt yoLIu ill get. This is
ucn ccePtable." Wijdcnbosch

The ex-Surinamecse Presi-
de~i Ia frther noted that when he

Gun Ima ele Itl{ in Ju)l 3ix
a~nd be sought a~ solution under
theL au1spiCcS of` CARICOM at
the highest political level with

Presidecnt Bhnl1arra Jngdelo.

camne into office the) dow~n-
gr~aded the issue by p)utting it
back\ in the hands of` the Bord~r
Comlmission.. T`he Sur~inamese
govermnmentshould haveLpurlsued
the course of finding a solution
w\ith Guyanan on the~ political
levecl. W'ijdenbosch conlntended.
According to former
Surinalmese mnilitalry stronLgman
of the main oppos~'itio n p~arty
ND)P in 20001 it wa;s allI about
the arean wh;cor theL Tr~ibunal~l haiS

He:. got wIater a~nd f~ish. and
Giulana gotl tle: oil," ND>P p tr-
liniicnentarian Ralshied Dockrhie.
: AdLing that Suriname shIould be
inqunourning for a weekt.
Meanw~hile. the joint
Surinamese opposition has is
suecd a statement hinting at ac
tion~ to oust the government.
"The International Tribunal
on the Convention of the Law
of the Sea; hlanded down a rul-
nyg Ia iinvan ouco s ito
revocable verdict which is
sempiternal and has taken awiay
tremendous development oli_

portun"'itis for our pe~opl.
StruLctural; ec`SluSIOnI of'1 al~l oter
Surinamelse experts has rcsu~lted l
in (be fa~ct that today, ourl nation
is faced with a disastrouls ru~ling
of thle I~~sntemptiona Tribiunal."'
T~he statements, l fulrthecr noted l
that th~e ~joint opposition from ~
now on is considering ste~ps in
order to p~reventl the goverlnnment
continuingto "bargain the interl-
ests of our natlion andi continue
to impoverc~ish our people"
President Venitiannl who an-
nounlce~d his govecrnme~nt's ac-

cePtanlce of' the r-uling by the
Tribunal in response to the op-
position claims r-emarke~d:' This
is the natulre of the opposition .
He added whe~n the probhlem
arose his party' w\as in the o~p-
PostIon' andl stood firmnly be-
hind the government supp~oring
the eviction of the CGX oil ris
from~l the dlisputed area~.
He noted too that it was
the W'ijdenhosch administr1-
tion which ratifiedl the UN
Convention on the Law of thle


; 1111.

Exports of fresh fruits and
vegetables as well as giro-
cessed products from Guyana~
to the Caribbean, North
America and Europe have in-
creased from a mere 1,900
tonnes in the early 1990's to
nuore than 5,000 tonnes in
With the continued intro-
duction of new locally produced
products and increased demand
for existing commodities, a
growing number of exporters are
sending larger quantities of
goods to markets in the region,
as well as North America and
Eu oe
rTphe advent of globalisation
and heightened international se-
curity and health measures have
resulted in the requirements to
ex ort food (fresh and rlo-
ce sd) becmn mor st
da dzed an os r nenloe a-
In this regard, and in addi-
tion to providing technical sup-
port and market information to
farmers, agro-processors and ex-
porters, the Guyana Marketin
Corporation (GMC) also faciliB
states the export of products re-
gionally and internationally
This includes the provision of
a brokerage service, and a facil-
ity to process fresh fruits and
vegetables for export

Requirements for
exporting to CARICOM
The Protocol of Trade be-
tween Guyana and several
CARICOM States such as Bar-
bados. Antigua and St. Lucia,
clearly stipulates the require-
ments imposed by each country.
Exporters to these countries
must purchase produce from
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President Jagdeo
(From page three) In fact Mittermeier said.
'Guyana is in a position to take
like minded countries, institu- a big lead on that."
tions and organizations like The Head of State will re-
Conservation International ... to turn to Guyana on September 27
build the momentum necessary and Foreign Affairs Minister
to create a market for carbon Rudy Insanally will stay on to
credits for standing ramnforests speak at the General Assembly.
as well as to get the Kyoto Also expected to be at the Sum-
Protocol when it comes up for mit is Navin Chandarpaul Presi-
change to have that Protocol dential Adviser on Sustamnable
provide incentives for standing Development.
forests," President Jagdeo said. According to reports in the
Earlier in the week the Head international media Environmen-
of State met Conservation tal pressure groups want the
International's Presidenl Russell UN Sumlmit to declare that a
Mittermeier who committed to comprehensive climate agree-
working with Guyana to take ment must be negotiated, no
advantage of the new interest in later than 2009 and it should set
sequestering carbon and given clear targets to reduce emissions
carbon credits for standing for- for industrialized countries as
ests. well as quantifiable actions for


C olt~act:
Mr. 1 Trevor Arno
\\ieting &: Richlter ~imited
10-13 water street
Telf: 226-6150-7

P~~~ II IL 35 nl;~

S;:rinamese opposition

vows to oust government

over UdN Tribunal ruling

off to .i.
more advanced developing na-
Environmentalists point out
that climate change is already
having significant impacts in
certain regions particularly in
developing countries such as
Small Island States and Least
Developed Countries. They say
the UN Secretary -General
must call on rich nations to put
funds aside to help the poor to
deal with the worst impacts of
climate change.
President Jagdeo also is
expected to speak extensively
on the implications of the UN
Tribunal oil the Law of the
Sea award in favour of
G;uyana on his return fromt
the Summit during this
week. (GINA)

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 9

Guy ana' s 9/18 raises s=~

ex ectations for Oil wealth



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On Thursday September 18,
a Law of the Sea Arbitration
Tribunal unanimously de-
cided on a maritime boundary
between Guyana and
Suriname,- neighbours on
the South American Atlantic
coast and members of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market
In the words of the Guyana
President Bharrat Jagdeo, "The
Award is very favourable to
Guyana". It is an award that
is legally binding on both coun-
It resolves a disagreement
that has been ongoing since June
3rd, 2000 when Surinamese
troops expelled a rig, owned by
the Canadian Oil company,
CGX, from waters whose own-
ership was disputed by the two
The Tribunal found that
Suriname's action "constituted a
threat of the use of force in
breach of the (Law of the Sea)
Convention, the UN Charter,
and general international law.
Attempts to reach a

neighbourly settlement failed
after a series of encounters
which were stalemated. Fi-
nally in February 2004.
Guyana sought international
arbitration. But, Suriname ar-
gued that the Tribunal had no
The Tribunal disagreed, and
its award is the result of pro-
ceedings in which both coun-
tries employed legal luminaries
and technical experts to vigor-
ously argue their case. In
Guyana's case, its team was led
by Sir Shidath Ramphal, former
Commonwealth Secretary-Gen-
eral and a former Attorney-Gen-
eral of Guyana.
It would have been easy for
the Guyana government to claim
a great victory and to show off
over the judgment. It didn't.
Indeed, President Jagdeo chose
not to speak of "winners or los-
ers" saying instead: "The great
achievement of the Award is to
open up before Guyana and
Suriname the prospect of prac-
tical harmionious cooperation in
their economic development and
in their relations as good

The Guyana government's
posture augured well for peace-
ful and cooperative relations in
the future between the two
neighboring states, and for the
further development of the Car-
ibbean integration process under
Undoubtedly. there is disap-
pointment in Suriname over the
award, but the government and
the nation would earn its own
place in history by showing its
respect for international law in
the peaceful settlement of dis-
The 163 page judgment ac-
companied by various maps is
an account of solid research and
argument by both sides. The
last thing that could be said by
anyone with the stamina to read
the judgment carefully is that
Suriname did not put up a
strong fight.
The Tribunal said that the
boundary it has established "for
the most part follows the

equidistance line between
Guyana and Suriname. How-
ever. in the territorial sea, the
boundary follows a NIOoE line
from the starting point to the
three nautical mile limit, and
Then a diagonal line, from the in-
tersection of the NI10oE line and
the three nautical mile limit, to
the intersection of the twelve
miutical mile limit and the
equidistance line"
Well what does that mean in
practical terms? For Guyaha,
it means that the companies it
has licensed to explore for oil
canl return to the areas in which
they were operating. Specifi-
cally, it allows the Canadian
company CGX to re-establish
its rig and continue drilling in an
area where it is confident that
there is a reservoir of oil
Guyana's economic fortunes
can change by this 9/18 a date
that could live in the memories
Sof Guyanese for ever. Now,
classified as a Highly Indebted
Poor Country by the interna-
tional Morietary Fund and the
World Bank, an early find and
exploitation of oil could trans-
form the economy of this coun-
tr-y. which has always been rich
in natural resources, but plagued
by politics that has divided its
two main ethnic groups the
descendants of African slaves
and Indiha indentured labour~ers.

row for Guyana or for its
people. They will walke up
with the same difficulties they
now face which includes rising
inflation, unemployment and
crime. But they will also wake
up with a greater expectation of
a better future, and they will

look forward to enjoying the oil
wealth of their neighbours Ven-
ezuela\ and Trinidad and To-
Should oil be found and ex-
ploited in the commercial quan-
tities that have been rumour-ed
for years, the Guyanese people
of all races will expect to see
their standard of living and qual-
ity of life improve significantly.
People rightly expect to see
revenues from oil spent on im-
proving health standards, the
quality of education, tackling
poverty and creating jobs. And,
by and large, they will expect to

see oil wecalth distr-ibuted even-
handedly amongst all races.
9/18 was in the words of
President .Iagdeo "a good day
for Guyana". If oil wealth
comes in the future, good
governance could give better
days for Guyanese and for
other CARICOM countries
which could benefit from an
improved Guyana economy.
Responses to:

The European Commission
(EC) is proposing to build a
new alliance on climate
change between the Euro-
pean Union and the poor de-
veloping countries that are
most affected and that have
the least capacity to deal with
climate change. Through this

Global Climate Change Alli-
ance (GCCA), the EU and
these countries will work
jointly to integrate climate
change into poverty reduction
strategies. The EU will pro-
vide substantial resources to
address- climate change in
these countries. Measures

will include better prepared-
ness for natural disasters
which are expected to become
more frequent and intense
through global warming. The
GCCA renews the commit-
ment of the EU Action Plan
on Climate Change and De-
velopment to systematically
integrate climate change into
development cooperation.
Developing countries will be
the hardest hit by the effects of
climate change and therefore
need our help to mitigate climate
change and to adapt to the
changes already occurring. New
technology is only one way of
developing towards a sustain-
able society without hampering
development and quality of life.
This communication, presented
by Development and Humani-

m~ce nas ocatin2: wt

nations Commissioner Benita
Ferr-ero-Waldner, aims to pro-
vide for a broader r-ange of ac-
tions through dialogue and xc-
change as well as practical co-
oPerat'ion between EU aund the
decvelo~ing countries.
Tlhe Inte~rgo~vernmntliial
Panel on Climnate Chainge
IIPCC) predicts that most re-
gions in the worldl. anid espe-
cially thiose in the dleveloping

liecctd by climate chaine. Poor
deve]loing countries~ and in
partliculalr ihe Least Developed
Countries: LDCs) andl~ the Smnall
Islandc Devetlo~ping States t iDiS)
w\ill be aImong the co~unines~ hit

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Sig nif icant increase ."
(From page eight)
certified farmers. All produce must be processed at GMC's Cen-
tral Packaging Facility located at Sophia, and all produce should
be inspected and certified by a local Plant Quarantine Of'ficer- '
Exporters must become registered with the Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA) where they will be issued with a Tax Identii-
cation Number (TIN) which is used to transact business. The
process of obtaining this number is free of charge.
In cases where there is no Protocol of Trade, exporters mnust
acquire an import Permit from the importing countr~.

Requirements for exporting to the United States
Persons desirous of importing fresh fruits and vegetables to
the USA must apply for an import permit or verify! whether or
not the commodity is admissible-
The US Department of Agriculture (USD)A) r~equireLs per-
mits for certain fresh fruits and vegetables (including fresh herbs
and sprouts) that are imported from anly foreign count~ry.
Impor~ters of food for human consumption mnust r~egister ith
the US Bio-Terr~orism~ Pr~par~edness Act of 2002'. wh~iIi~ch euires
domestic aund fo~reign facilities that manufacture. p~iecess. paick-
or hold food for human or aunimnal consumption in the United
States. to register with the lFood aund Dr-ug Administr~ationn (FDAi.
This ser~vice is pr~ovidedl on-line by GMC: andi additional sup-
vort is available fi~rom the Agency~'s Mar~keting Office~s.
For- exports tl C'anada a~nd EurIIope, importll Perml~lits are also 5
required which stipullate the termls andi conditions underlcl w\hic;
the produtctrs are exp~olcrte. dleplcenet on the commod~ity. an ionS
other fa~ctrs.
The G~uyana Mlarketing Corporation will conlinlue to
facilitate th1e expert oIf the country's agriculture products,
w\hic~h, writhl the drive towards liver.SifiCation andl~ theC open1-
ing~ of new\ mal~rkets, is exspectedt to continue to increase sif-

" SUND~AY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007

H~ow do pJeopl eco se t~o co nrt su cide?

By the end of this year,
Jamaica's oil import bill is ex-
pected to reach a staggering
tUwSee2nbiioln, representing be-
island's GDP and between 72-
74 percent of earnings of export
milamaica consumes over 26
with bauxite, power and trans-
port accounting for well over 90
per cent.
Given the mammoth task

faigJamaica'sn Chateredg Ac

servoter, Chungme sai tht e-

dolaribn thas been slowly wake-
ming; threat is ahighd moutai of
debt thoey o fica eficit isarob-
lhem eand noe dopubinlation

be hligheord than origainal mr

Jamaira's new Prime Minis-
ter Brince Golding does not
underestimate' the huge chal-
lenges facing his government
mn tackling the myriad of eco-
nownic and social problems

lEe has already invited op-

of economic stability and
growth~ and uplift the lives of the
poot, the disadvantaged and the

.ie Jamaica Labour -Party
(JLP) has given a preview in its
manifesto drafted within the
context of the country's huge
debt bunlen, high murder rate
and low productivity with 76

flation that in one fiscal year
rose as high as 105 percent-
SThis led to the collapse of
major financial institutions cost-
ing taxpayers over US$2 billion
to rescue deposits~and pension

single 'mega-agency' for invest-
ment promotion to achieve its

ness approvalslwith a 90-da
approvals process. 7
In the area;of energy, the
JLP plans to paru eal sarashle

most appropriate: energy mix
based on cheaper sources in-
cluding coal, natural gas, ethanol
and other bio-fuels, hydro- elec-
tric and solar and wind power

per cent of the work-force be-
ing unskilled on what its pri-
ority actionsiwill be in govern-
ment. >
It plans to attract substan-
tial investment, both reignn and

erty levels, raise living standards
and reduce national (lebt.

inflation, a stable eXchange rate
and competitive interest rates, a
tax system that is simple and
cohmpet at t agemodernized
high levels of productivity, a
simplified, business-friendly
bureaucracy, effective measures
to prevent corruption, low crime
levels and supportive infrastruc-

During the 18 year reign of
the People s National Party
(PNP), now the parliamentary
opposition, the JLP said Ja-
maica suffered from erratic fi-

price from devaluation of the
Jamaican dollar from $5.50 to

percent of available banking
system credit and persistent f is-
cal deficits ranging as high as 12
pereotoactGM hgh interest rates
made it unprofitable to invest
and impossible to borrow to in-
vest, massive increase in public
debt moved from US$5.7 billion
to US$13.8 billion, crippling in-

runs upwards of 6 prcent an-

rmoly br actaj in ieud ad

is encouraged.

will aso hv to dea wimhaim te
debt level, which is stifling the
Jamaican economy, while meet-
ing certain social services.
Chn added tha Jamac
has been engaged ina torrowin
to support a lifestyle and is
now saddled withidebt that it
must service to thb tune of 60
cents out of every dollar earned.
Based on the chalenges fac-

bu" hesu nr e go n unt an
place that will pro~jde the ca-
pacity for growth.
Trinidadian P oessor An-
thony Bryan, seriior iisociate at
the Washington-basd Centre
for Strategic andIIrntoa
Studies (CSIS) note~ that Ja-
maica faces chronic f~cal prob-
lems, rising unemployment and
continuing violent cruple.
The JLP gotternalent will
hav eto fac e sdameissue a
indebtedness; b lding'cushions
against external Whockii such as
high energy pricks an8 prepar-
ing forth po sblity 4f a un

global liquidity chuditibns.
Standard andiPoorP has in-
dicated that Jamatca's fiscal per-
formance in 20042007Eis likely
to be worse bec use of lower
revenue and higher than ex-
pected expenditures. I
Debt structure while im-
proving over the years is still a
signal risk. Jamatea is only ex-
pected to see GDP growth of
2.9 percent for thip current year.
Regionally, !governments
across the Caribbean will be look-
ing to see the st uce of the JLP
towards the Caribpa Commu-
nity (CARICOM) forward move-
ment on economic Integration.
The historicalllukewarm re-
sponse of the JLP towards re-
gionalism is still uppermost in
the minds of the

ban utt edmrn te eleCti
and its partly's manifesto de-
voted six lines towards its Car-
ibbean focus.
It was an encouraging
sign to see Mr. Golding at-
tend last -weekend's
Caribbean's health summit
in Port of Spain and has in-
dicated that he intends to
meet with the party hierar-
chy to refocus on the Carib-

them to travel to the host coun-
This waiting could now take
years, ak in the case of the U.S.
In this situation, the person
waiting may not adjust well to
an almost perinanent absence of
relatives, like siblings, or a
mother and/o; a father. In such
cases, the person in question
cold epearienc Irum.S wh

migration rates could have a
high suicide ate.

be I an d. bpcers pr ds tn
learning paths to committing
suicide. The first is learning to
behave suicidally, but, not fa-
tally, and later arriving at a sui-
cidal point. The; second path
is developing a readiness to
committing suicide, and then
actually being successful at the
:~6) And Professor Thomas
Joiner argues in his new book
that the desire for suicide in-
cludes two psychological states:
perception of being a burden on
others; and a feeling of not be-
longing; and Joiner notes that
completed suicides require both
states to act together to produce
the desire for suicide.
These theories, generally,
attempt to explain suicide as oc-
curring because of a lack of in-
tegration in people's social re-
lations, the presence of social
disorganization, where suicide is
a learned behavior, and where
two psylchological states have
to act together to make suicide
It was Durkheim's study of
suicide in 1897 that pointed out
the relationship between suicide
rate and social integration. He
argued that personal character-
istics of individuals could not
explain suicide rate; but only

through the amount of social co-
hesion or social integration in
the' society. It needs t~be said,
however, that the ngority~ of
people experiencing a lack of
social cohesion in theiT-relations,
do not commit suicide:
How do people come to
commit suiicide? What is their
state of mind when they are on
the duneholdleof coman tng

suicide are not mentally de-
ranged, or experiencing insan-
c deAcsoard tto Ltnmn, sno
disorders may hinder suicide;
therefore, suicide is a planned
The Maris' study of sui-
cides in Chicago from 1966
through 1968, concluded that
there is no question that depres-
sion was important in the re-
search, but hopelessness seemed
to have more significance than
depression. Hawton said a
sense of hopelessness was criti-
cal among depressed adoles-
cents who attempted suicide.
Which of the two, depres-
sion or hopelessness, has a
greater importance in pro-
ducing suicidal thoughts?
This is important to know in
the development of preven-
tive intervention. A study by
Rudd supports hopelessness
as a major factor. However,
lack of social cohesion, social
disorganization, and social-
ization, and the interaction
of Joiner's two psychological
states, generally precede
both depression and hope-
lessness. So preventive in-
tervention needs first to ad-
dress the preceding factors.
If this stage is successful,
then there is no need to
tackle hopelessness and de-

People contemplating suicide are not mentally
derai~ged, or experiencing insanity. According to
Litman, sined suicides are intentional, mental
disorders may hinder suicide; therefore, suicide
is a planned act.
The Maris' study oflsuicides in Chicago from
1966 through 1968, concluded that there is nO
qqlestion that depression was important in the
research, but hopelessness seemed to have more
significance than depression. Hilwton said a
sense bf hopelessness was critical among de-
priesse~ adolescents who attempted suicide.

2) Suicide varies inversely
with the degree of status inte-
gration in the society (Gibbs
& Martin). That is, if the
many statuses or positions a
person holds in society are
closely linked (high status in-
tegration), then the probability
of suicide will be low. When
many positions a person
holds, are not closely con-
nected (low status integra-
tion), then the probability of
suicide will be high.
3). Suicide varies positively
with status frustration (Henry
&r Short, -1954). A person may
become so frustrated at the loss
of status relative to others in
the same system that the per-
son feels like committing sui-
cide. So the higher the status
frustration, the greater the prob-
ability of suicide.
4).Suicide varies positively
with migration rates (Stack,).
High migration rates place
people in the host society
where it may take some time
before they feel they? are part
of the new society. Also, in so-
cieties with high migration
rates, some people are left be-
hind, eagerly awaiting immigra-
tion papers that will enable

Suicide is the ninth-ranking
caisse of death in Guyana,
anil the igth mn the United
States. 'lie Centers for Dis-
eas~ Control and Prevention
(Cl)C) its the U.S. indicated
that suicide is the third lead-
ing cause of death among
young people aged 15 through
IhMental Health America
claims that in the U.S., about
30,000 persons commit suicide
annually and another 500,000
attefnpt suicide annually; the ra-
tio pf attempted to completed
suidides is 10 to 1; and about
30%~ to 40% who completed
suidides carries a history of
priot attempts.
Guyana recorded 186 sui-
cides in 2004. The World Health
Organlization (WHO) found that
in Guyana in 2003, the suicide
rates among males were 42.5 per
100,000) and 12.1 per 100,000
among females. Guyana also
chalked up l 60 and 169 suicides
in the years 2000 and 2,001. re-
Globally. the highest rank
for male suicides is found in
Lithuania; and the Republic of
Korea, Sri Lanka, and China, in

descending order, carry the high-
est ranks for female suicides, as
reported by WHO.
The WHO indicated that
in 2000, about 1 million
people worldwide died from
suicide. Since 1954, suicide
rates increased by 60 percent
globally, and suicide is the
:three leading causes of death
among people of both sexes
:aged 15 through 44, according
.to the WHO. In a third of the
world, the WHO reported that
suicide rates among young
people are so alarmingly high
that today they are in the high-
est risk group. So what makes
a person wants to commit sui-
Let's start with a definition
of suicide. Suicide is the inten-
tional destruction of one's life.
Suicide, therecfore, is a deliber-
ate act. Some tentative explana-
tions follow:
1) Suicide varies inversely
with constraints on a person,
That is, the greater the con-
straints on the person, the
lower the probability of suicide.
The lower the constraints, the
higher the probability of sui-

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Saddam7 Hussein had wannted to
seize the Stralit of Hormuz. and l
so control oil shipmnents through
the only sea roulte out1 of thle
Gulf. It would have been "dev-
astating for the West." he said.
if Saddam had done that. The
Iraqi dictator could have shut off
5 million barrels at day and
brought "the industrial world to
its knees.
Actually, more than twice
that amount of oil leaves Saudi
Arabia, Iraq, Iran. Kuwait,
Bahrain, Qatar and the Uniied
Arab Emirates each day in tank-
ers and passes through the
Strait of Hormuz, so it really is
a crucial waterway. But Saddam
Hussein couldn't close it.
Saddlam Hussein was a bad
man. He probably held the
record in the modern Midldle
East for the number- of citizens
his armny, secret police andi tor-
turecrs hadl killed. But control the
Strait of Hormuz? He had about
als mulch chance of dloing that as
he did of controlling the English
Channel. and anybody with ac-
ccss to a map should have

known it.
Ir-aq lies aIt the nortlh-wecst-
er-n end of' the Gullf. oneC thou-
sand k~ilometrecs fr~om the Stra;it
of Hormuz. It has only fifty
kcm of coastline. anld m1ost of` its
naval and air assets were dc-
stroyed in the Gulf War of
1991. It had NO strategic abil-
ity to reach that far east. Even
if the US Navy had not been
permanently present in the Gulf
in overwhelming force, the no-
tion of an Iraqi military threat
to the Strait of Hormiuz was
sheer nonsense.
The only country in the rc-
gion with the mlilitary ability to
shut the Strait of Hormulz is Iran,
Since it depends on oil income
to support its domestic economy
and feed its population, it won't
do that unless it is attacked. It
may call the Unitedl States; the
"'Great Satan." but it has
pumped' oil as farst as it could and
sold it a~t the wor-ld mar~ket price
every year since th7e 19)79 r~evo-
lution. It can't afford to ca~e
where the oil ends Ip.
That is true of all the major
oil exporters, whatever their
political convictions. They
HAVE to sell their oil. so it does

stop oil flowing to China. The
strategic colmmunityl in Wash-
ington has identif~ied China as
America's new; strategic rival.
and it is becoming more and
more vulnerabic to interference
with its oil imports. (Those
-'enduring bases" ar~e still being
bulill in Iraql.) But that is not a
big enough reason to explain
what ha ocnedl
I h ve written tenls of
thousands of words on the
Bush administration's mio-
tives for invading Iraq, but in
the end I do not know why
they did it. I sus ect that they
don't, either. Itp ust seemed
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By Dr. Leslie Ramsammy-
Minister of Health

There is now no doubt any-
where in the world relating to
the benefits of breast feeding

for babies. Other that
circumstances, suc
mother who is HIV
all mothers are ad~
breast feed their babi
This past week w(

n special
Ih as a
vised to
as breast

feeding week in Guyana. It is a
good time for Guyanese to re-
, fect on our progress to ensure
that every baby, wherever pos-
sible, benefits from this carly
start for healthy living. Every
mother owes her baby this right.
Every father and every grand-
pareist must work with the
mothers to ensure that this right
is enjoyed by every baby in our
The only time when the
baby may not enjoy this right
is when the baby's mother is
HIV positive or when other
special circumstances prevent
the mother from breast feeding.
I reiterate breast feeding
bhiltdhe mhothe iso a nigh r st
have a baby, this is part of what
they agree to. It is a biological
as well as a social contract. The
production of breast milk is not
an accident of nature. The pro
duction is a biological guarantee
that the new baby would have
all the nutrients required for a
successful start in life. Biology
has ensured that this start is not
left to choice. It created the per-
fect food for the new boin. The
process of getting pregnant and
giving birth include the obliga-
tion of proving the baby with
this mdlk. It was never intended
to be a choice. It's a part of our
Thus, breast feeding a baby
is not a gift or a favour to the
child. It's the child's right and
biology sought to enshrine it by
ensuring it becomes a normal
biological function after giving
Guyana has mandated that
all babies be breast fed for at
least six months. This is our na-
tional policy and every nurse,
every doctor, every health care
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Australia's defence minister,
Brendan Nelson, is not the
sharpest tool in the box, so
people were not really sur-
prised in July when he
blurted out that the real mo-
tive for invading Iraql was oil:
"Obviously the Middle East
itself, not only Iraql but the
entire region, is an important
supplier of energy, oil in par-
ticular, to the rest of the
Australians and all of us
need to think what would hap-
pen if there was a premature
withdrawal from Iraq."
Silly old Brendan. off-mes-
sagee again. Didn't he know that
Australta invaded Iraq because
of its weapons of mass destruc-
tion? No. wait a minute, it was
because Saddaum Hussein might
help Islamist terrlor-ists.
Hang on, forget that. we rc-
ally went there to bringS the
blessings of democracy to the
Iraqi people. dead or alive.
Brecndan just mis-spoke hunlself
aIbout the oil.
Fast forward two months,


and a rather shar-per tool has
~just offered the same analysis.
Alan Greenspann chairman of the
US Federal Reserve\c banking
system for eighteen years and
the high priest of capitalism,
pults it quite brutally in his new
book. "The Age of turbulence."
"Whatever their publicised
angst over Saddam Hussein's
'weapons of mass decstruc-
tion'." Greenspan- wrote,
Amnerican and British authori-
ties were also concerned about
violence in the area that
harbours a resource indispens-
able for the functioning of the
world economy. I am saddened
that it is politically inconvenient
to acknowledge what everyone
knows: the Iraqc war is largely
about oil.
"What everyone knows"?
No. what ever-yone has~ been en-
couraged to believe. by the pr-o-
testors and the manipulator-s
alike. Andi poor old Alaln fe~ll for
it too.
In interviews following the
publication of his book last
week, Greenspan explained that


0 ii

not rea;llyv matter much to the
West'6 w\ho ruLIleS these counItrie'S
(although it obviously mattr~ls
gireatly to the local re~side~nts).
Youl don't need to invade coun-
tries to get oil from the~m. Julst
send them a cheqlue.
There's no point in invad-
ing Iraql to control the oil price.
The price is set by a very
efficient global market, and not
even all of Iraq's oil will give
you enough leverage to force the
pr-ice down. Besides. why
would an administration whose
closest friends are in the Amecri-
can oil industry want to force
the pr-ice of oil down? !
Greenspan doubtless be-
lieved what he said. but it
doesn't make sense. He just fe~ll
for- the cover story that "it's all
about oil." which serves to dis
tract Western electorates from
the more comiplcx and often
even less defensible m~otives of
their governments.
So why did they invale
Iraq. in the end? One mnotive
was cer-tainly the desire for per-
ma~nent American military bases
in the Gulf from which the
United States could, at need-

European Commission ...
(From page nine)
earliest and hardest.
The EU has a leadership role in promoting international ac-
tion to tackle climate change. The Spring Council 2007 put for-
ward concrete proposals for a post-2012 international climate
change agreement, and committed to significant cuts in the EU's
greenhouse gas emissions. The Global Climate Change Alliance
will be an important pillar of the EU's external action on climate
change, reaching out to the countries least responsible for, but
mo sstA ce probid udwu r lhe Global Climate Change Alli-
ance is proposed to focus on five areas: implementing concrete
adaptation measures; reducing emissions from deforestation; helping
poor countries take advantage from the global carbon market; help-
ing poor countries to be better prepared for natural disasters, and
integrating climate change into development cooperation and pov-
erty reduction strategies. As Climate change affects many sectors,
it needs to be integrated into poverty reduction efforts in order to
ensure sustainability. Systematic climate risk assessment and
mainstreaming of climate change into development strategies and
programmes ("climate proofing") are imperative in this regard.
The Commission already earmarked *50 million to the GCCA
over the period 2008-10. But substantially more resources are
needed to provide a response that adequately responds to the
needs. Therefore an appeal is made to the EU Member States to
dedicate part of their agreed commitments to increase Official
Development Assistance over the coming years to the cause of
coping with climate change in the most vulnerable countries,
The first occasion to discuss the Alliance with developing
country partners will be the European Development Days held
in Lisbon from 7th to 9th November and focusing on climate
change and development.
Over the past years the link between climate change and
the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events be-
came amply clear. Seven of the ten deadliest disasters of the
last 20 years have occurred between 2000 and 2006. Only since
July 2007, the European Commission has provided *24.5 mil-
lion to the victims of natural disasters in Colombia, Carib-
bean, Peru, Kenya, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, North Korea
and the Sudan. The Global Climate Change Alliance aims
to assist the most vulnerable countries in the prevention of
and their preparedness for natural disasters. (EC)

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Fifty-four-year-old Euzil
Newenkirk, who has been at
the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital since behag struck on the
head by a fallen tree in the
Kumaka Mines, Mazaruni
Potato area, two Sundays
ago, died at the Intensive
Care Unit on Friday last
Newenkirk, who suffered a
relapse after being admitted to
hospital, was earlier last week
placed on life support systems,
and remained in coma until the
time of his death,
His relatives said he was in-
jured while clearing a construc-
tion site at Kumaka Mines.
The injured man was air-
dashed to the city for emergency

treatment, and arrived at the
GPHC suffering a burst to his
head that was bleeding profusely.
He also complained of cramps in
both hands, numbness in the feet
and pains in the chest.
The result of a magnetic reso-
nance imaging (MRI) scan done
at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
determined that there was a clot
in his spine which triggered an
extremely high temperature and
threw him into a coma.
Doctors continued a grim
battle to save his life, but his
condition steadily declined,
until he died on Friday at
around 14:00 h.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old
Renaldo Santos De Abreu, a

Brazilian miner working at
Arakaka, North West District,
was on Friday admitted to the
GPHC after being hit on the
head by a conveyor, while
working at a gold mine.
Santos who spoke through
an interpreter, said that on Fri-
day afternoon he was working
in the Arakaka backdam and at-
tempted to start an engine. In
the process, the conveyor
slipped and struck him on his
He sustained injuries to
the head, and was air-dashed
to the city for emergency
medical care. His condition
is still listed as serious.
(Shirley Thomas)

The Ministry of Health in
collaboration with the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation (GPHC) is asking
anyone with retina detach-
ment or suspected retina de-
tachment to visit the GPHC
for immediate attention.
It was not until recently
surgical interventions to correct
this disorder were only acces-
sible to Guyanese if they tray-
elled abroad. Now such surger-
ies can be done in Guyana as
was highlighted in a press re-
lease from the Ministry of

Dr. Shi Chunhe, of the
hospital's ~eye clinic, worked on
the first patient last week.
There are two other patients
listed for this week. However,
Dr. Shi is inviting more patients
with the disorder to visit the
clinic, the release stated.
Retina Detachment is a
disorder in which the retina
peels away from its underly-
ing layer of support tissue. As
a result, it leads to vision loss
and blindness. It canl be
caused by trauma to the head

or eye. But it can also be
caused naturally when fluid
collects underneath the
retina. The signs and symp-
toms include light flashes,
"wavy" or "watery" vision,
shower of floaters that re-
semble spots, bugs or spider
webs, sudden decrease of vi-
sion and if a retina detach-
ment is not taken care of in
its early stage, progressive
loss of vision occurs until
blindness results.

Nineteen year oid

sh ot in thenrb cage
Nineteen-year-old Anthony Da Silva of Pere Street Kitty
is in a critical condition in the High Dependency Unit of
the Georgelton Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) af-
ter being shot in the region of the left rib cage.
He w~ar rushed to the Accidetnt and Emergency Unit of the
GPHC on Frida), but relatives said they had no details of the
incident, and are still baffled, and would like to know what
caucedi the incident.
Da SI1\va w ho was brought from the theatre yesterday, was
stilll unable to speak, but a source close to the injured man, said,
based on the extent of the injury, it appears he was shot with a
high powe~red wea~pon
Doctrisr are monnoring hus condition closely.
Meanwhile, 30 year old Roy Jeffrey of Kaituma River,
North West Distrier who was bitten by a 'bush-master' snake
two Saturdays ago. mn now in a stable condition, officials say.
Around 18:30 h, Jeffrey, a father of four, was checking his
animal trap when the poisonous snake sprang at him and bit
him on the left leg.
The bitten man, who is no stranger to the jungle, immedi
ately tore his shirt off and proceeded to tie the leg in a manner
that would prevent the poisoned blood from being pumped to
other parts of his body.
He struggled home but passed out there. Relatives rushed
him to the Port Kaituma Hospital from whence he was later
air-dashed to the city.
At the GPHC, he was taken to the theatre for surgery,
and is now recovering favourably, but has lost a lot of blood.

(From page 11)

not only complied with the ob-
ligations under the biological
contract you entered into when
you became pregnant, but you
have honoured your obligations
as mothers to ensure that your
babies enjoyed the fundamental
right to a positive beginning in
their lives,
But, as we observed breast
feeding week 2007, I am also
saddened because I believe we
are failing in our efforts to en-
sure that every child, wherever
it is possible, enjoy the right of
being breast fed. There are some
babies, who because, their moth-
ers are HIV positive cannot en-
joy this right. But what about
the thousands of babies who
have been denied the right of ex-
clusive breast feeding for the
first six moths? Out of the al-
most 15,000 babies born in
2006 in Guyana, almost 8,000
babies in 2006 were not breast-
fed. Just think about it. Almost
8,000 babies per year would
have a start in life that leaves
them vulnerable in the future for
various kinds of diseases, in-
cluding diabetes and cancer.
I believe that the Ministry
of Health's leadership in the
struggle to make breast feeding
a norm with every new mother,
except those with HIV, has not
been as effective as it ought to
be. In this coming year, I intend
to ensure greater accountability
for those staff members who
are responsible for this
As Minister, I cannot be
ungrateful. The fact is that pres-
ently about half of the mothers
breast feed their babies. This is
progress. This progress resulted
from the diligent and committed

work of health workers, espe-
cially the midwives and other
nurses in the maternal and child
health departments in our health
centres and hospitals. But we
seem unable to move beyond
about 50%r. We have made vir-
tually no progress in the last
three years to move above 50%o.
By the end of 2008, we should
be in a position of reaching
75%. But at the rate we pres-
ently are going, we are not go-
ing to meet that target.
This, would be unfortunate.
Thus, we maist do something
different if we are going to meet
the target. As I look out on the
horizon, I see the efforts of the
health sector staff on the
ground. I believe that the Min-
istry of Health's staff is failing
our babies by not being more
committed to the programme.
I am instructing the CMO,
the head of MCH (Maternal
Child Health) and the Focal Point
for Exclusive Breast Feeding for
the Child to revisit the
programme and come up with a
more effective programme to
promote breast feeding for our
new born babies. This in no way
means that I am blaming these
persons for the slow progress.
These are among my hardest
working staff members at the
Ministry of Health. But we
must examine how we are doing
things and I believe that the time
for re-examination is now.
Having accept my mea
culpa and accepting the blame,
I must also express my disap-
pointment with families who
continue to ignore the lessons of
science. This is a practice that
does not cost any money. Biol-
ogy ensures that everyone -

rich or poor has equal capac-
ity to deliver this public good.
The success of the programme
should not depend on a govern-
ment, it should not depend on
any charitable organization. It's
a god-given right and a God-
given capacity that has been be-
stowed on every woman, ev-
I must chastise those
women and their families who
have ignored the advice to
breast feed. It's a shame anytime
a mother, unless she has just
cause, does not exercise her right
and her duty to breast feed her
child. It's even more a shame
when family members stand idly
by and do not participate in en-
couraging mothers to commit to
a sacred duty.
The Government in this re-
spect must provide guidance and
must ensure everyone has the
knowledge. But at the end of the
day, it is the duty of every
mother, every father, every
family to make this happen. As
breast feeding week 2007 comes
to an end, I appeal to everyone,
let us make this a successful
programme and let us ensure
that breast feeding week 2008
has better news for us as a coun-
try when it comes to breast
feeding our babies.
As we continue to make
progress towards achieving
the MDGs, one of the strate-
gies towards ensuring success
must be the exclusive breast
feeding of our babies. Appeal
to everyone to ensure that we
work to have each newborn
child breast fed. It's the
child's right. Let us honor
this sacred obligation on our

worker is part of the team that
promotes the exclusive breast
feeding for six months
I want to congratulate the
nurses in particular, but the
health workers in general, for the
commitment and dedication they
have shown in vigorously pro-
moting this programme. This
past week, the staff of the
GPHC, Region 3 Health De-
partment, Region 6 Health De-
partment, and in other parts of
the country highlighted the need
for breast feeding. I want to ex-
press my great admiration and
gratitude to all the nurses and
the other health workers who
have been so diligent in promot-
ing our exclusive breast feeding
It's a joy for me to see the
energy with which my col-
leagues, especially the nurses,
promote breast feeding in our
I would like to specifically
congratulate all those mothers,
first time and others, who have
taken the advice and have
breast-fed their babies. You have

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edition in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Mc Lean of 54 Howes Street, Charlestown. and a student
of the South Ruimveldt Secondary School was on his way to
school on Friday morning when he was attacked by the lad,
who had previously attempted to relieve him of his gold chain-
Mc Lean's grandmother, Paulette Alves said that after rela-
tives intervened in the incident which occurred about three weeks
ago, the attacker temporarily backed off, but on Friday struck
again, hitting him this time with a piece of wood with spikes.
Following the incident, Mc Lean whose father lives abroad,
returned home to see his injured child.
MLeanwhile, the child's assailant has reportedly been
taken into police custody.

I.lntercOSSOrs STO

CaltS the nation to prayer for

Repentance, Reconciliation, National

Healing and an Open Heaven

National DayJ of Prayer for Guyana

Sunday, September 30, 2007

At local churches all over Guyana.

(between 07:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs)

"lfl"I peop~le wchichl are called by~ my~l name,
shrall humrnble themtlselv)es and pray,
and seek my ~face, anld turrn from their' wicked w~ays;
thenr I wcill hter ifromr Heaven~ and uill forgive their slin andt
w'ill he~al their land."~ 11 Chronicls 7:14.

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The Parliamentary Opposi-
tion Parties met, on Monday,
September 17, 2007, to re-
view the state of GECOM
preparations for the holding
of house-to-house Registra-
tion, as agreed with the Gov-
ernment and GE COM, on
Thursday, June 14, 2007.
The Parties wish to pub-
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though the Government made
the following commitment,

"The Government of Guyana
undertakes to ensure that there
are no financial, administrative,
legal or institutional impedi-
ments for the implementation of
the above arrangements and all
of the abovementioned Parties
agree to fully support the Gov-
ernment of Guyana in the imple-
mentation of the above arrange-
mnents." (see Para.6 of Agree-
ment signed, on Thursday. June
14. 2007, by the Government.

the Parliamnentary Political Par-
ties and GECOM). the Govern-
ment has made the decision that,
contrary to the long established
practice for- the conduct of Na-
tional Registration exercises.
Government employees, par-
ticularly teachers. will not be re-
leased, during working hours. to
facilitate the 13:00h. Monday
to Friday. commencement of
House-to-House Registration
visits by the designated

GECOM Registration Teams.
The Governmecnt must be
aware that GECOM has in-
vested considerable sums of
public funds for the training of'
applicants. predominantly
teachers and other Government
employees. to man the Registra-
tion Teams to conduct the
House-to-House Registration.
Th before, this decision wans
bound to impact adversely on
thec datecs for the comnmenceme nt
and completion of the house-to-
house Registrlation programme.c
In the cir~cumstaunces. thle Parties
call upon the Governmecnt to
honourl the commitiment which
it mnade to GEICOM aund the Par-
liaumentary Political Parties.

In addition, the Parties
call upon GECOM3 to-
1. State clearly what proce-
dure they' would follow for the
issuance of new National Iden-
tification cards to all Registrants
at the conclusion of the house-
to-house Registration exercise.
2. Define and determine
the responsibility of each
Registration TIeam so as to
ensure that there is no over-
lapping of responsibilities
within or between divisions /

1By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) It used
to be called the common cold.
Nuow scientists are starting to
put some not-so-common
names to the hundreds of vi-
ruses that make people
cough, sneeze, wheeze and
This week they described
how new research techniques
are uncovering a host of new
respiratory viruses including
a new, monster-sized virus -
and spurring efforts to better
understand the role of these vi-
ruses in disease.
"We've added a bunch of
viruses, some of which we have
never heard of before," said
Kenneth McIntosh of Harvard
Medical School, speaking at a
microbiology meeting in Chi-
Many of these newly
named viruses have been caus-
mng coughs and runny noses for
tun eks on yearalongsi e
rhinoviruses and adenoviruses.

But scientists have only re-
cently had the molecular re-
search tools to identify/ these
bugs. Mclntosh sa~id.
"We know they are ther-e ...
but we don't know what we r~e-
ally need to know about their
capacity to produce disease," he
That information may
prove to be important as cold
viruses are the main culprit be-
hind 50 percent to 80 percent
of asthma attacks.
"In children. up to 80 per-
cent of the time when you have
a bad asthma attack, it's because
you've got one of these wimpy
cold viruses," said Dr. Jim Gern
of the University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public
"With the advent of new
tests that are based on genetic
material, we're finding there's a
lot more out there that we were
not able to detect before," he
said in a telephone interview.

Some of the research activ-

ity was spurredI by the out-
break of severe acute r~espira-
tory syndrome or SARS.
which spread from China to
30 countries in 2003. infecting
close to 8.000 people and kill-
ing nearly 800 before it was
"Af~ter SA-RS turned out to
be a coronavir~us, that energized
the co-olnavir-us field. so we've
addeld two new coronaviruses,"
Mcintosh said.
Another new virus is the
human bocavirus, a close cousin
to the bovine parvovirus and the
canine minute virus, which
cause diarrhea in cattle and dogs.
"Now it is being found in acute
respiratory disease in children."
McInltosh said.
The other puzzling virus is
the mimivirus. first discovered
growing inside an amoeba in
1992 but which evaded identi-
fication until 2003 because of its
enormous size and complex

other vues nthe simiru h::
found in the DNA of patients

with pneumonia, and may ac-
coun~t for some of the 20 to 50
percent of pneumonia cases that
previously went unidentified.
Last May. David Wang of
Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis discov-
credl the WU virus, a new type
of polyoma virus that may be
causing respiratory infections
and perhaps other problems.
"One of` the things we are
looking at is does our virus have
the ability to create tumors,"
Wang said-
Gern, who wrote about the

new~ molcular- sleuthing tech-
niqlues in the September 15
Journal of Infectious Diseases,
said his group and others ar~e fo-
cusing on why cold viruses
make some people very sick
and not others. That may lead
to therapies that strengthen the
immune system.
"I think the most prom-
ise lies in the area of finding
immune responses that seem
to be protective against these
illnesses," Gern said. @
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9/22/2007, 11:23 PM

Joint statement by opposition

parties on preparations for

hOUSO-to-house registration

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stalled wind power than Denmark,
with fewer than 6 million people.
But Engel also stressed that
the European Union's push to
get 20 percent of its energy
from renewable sources by
2020, and growing support in
the United States for greener
power, meant China was not
guaranteed the top place.

Currently the world's num-
ber two consumer of oil and
top producer of coal, Beijing is
keen to boost the amount of en-
ergy it gets from renewable
sources to clean its skies and
improve energy security.
But it has chosen to subsi-
dize wind power through a bid-
ding system that analysts and
industry figures say pushes
prices too low to fuel the rapid
development China could enjoy-
The current system asks
Girms to submit bids stating how
much they would charge for
wmnd power from potential sites.
Instead many would like to see
a feed-in tariff system, which
guarantees wind farms a fixed
premium above regular prices.
lIt is an issue we are also
pushing whenever we have the
chance of discussing it with au-
thori'ties," Vestas' Chmna Man-
aging Director Lars Andersen
"We think one way to cre-
ate a very sustainable industry
is to have a feed-in tariff sys-
tem," he said, adding that some
provinces were already looking

at changing the system.
A lack of roads and aging or
inadequate grid networks also
hamper development in some
areas with good wind power
But the industry is still
booming. Most analysts think
Beijing's target of 30 gigawatts
(GW) of installed capacity by

2020 is too modest, as China is
already nearing its 2010 goal.
Chinese firms have been
piling into the sector, with
around 30 companies risking a
glut of turbines and the poten-
tial for price wars before an ex-
pected consolidation.
But Vestas says experience
gives it a competitive edge.

'"The most important issue
for our clients over a 20-year pe-
riod, which is the lifetime of the
turbine, is reliability," Engel said.
'"There are many firms in
China trying to get involved in
the business but our experience
from around the world is that it
is not as easy as it looks," he

The Jutland based firm has
plants around the world, includ-
ing in Germany, India, Spain,
Australia and China, and 99.9
percent of its revenue originates
outside Denmark, Engel said.
It is aiming for full-year
sales of about 43 billion euros
($635 billion), and an operat-
ing margn of 7 to 9 percent.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Scientists have mapped the
genome of a worm that
causes elephantiasis in what
they called on Thursday an
important step toward devel-
oping new drugs or vaccines
to fight the mosquito-borne
disfiguring disease.
Elephantiasis is marked by
hideous swelling of the arms,
legs, head, genitals or breasts. It
is caused by small, thread-like
parasitic worms that can hive for
years inside the human body
and thrive in the human lym-
phatic system.
Writing in the journal Sci-
ence, the researchers said they
figured out the genetic content
of Brugia malayi (pronounced
BROO-gee-ah ma-LAY-eye),
one of the worms most respon-
sible for causing elephantiasis,
also called lymphatic 'filariasis.
Experts said more than
150 million people worldwide
have been infected by this and

similar parasites, particularly
in parts of Africa, Asia and
Latin America. The World
Health Organization estimates
that more than 40 million
people are seriously incapaci-
tated and disfigured by el-
People generally get infected
when bitten by a mosquito that
previously has eaten the blood
from another infected person
containing the worm larvae.
The researchers said
knowledge of the genes in-
volved in various functions of
the worm might point to. ways
to undercut its disease-causing
properties, guiding the devel-
opment of new drugs or vac-
They also said that a fuller
understanding of the way the
worm manages to elude an in-
fected person's immune system
could help in the development
of new methods to prevent
people's bodies from rejecting

nodes, obstruct the drainage and
cause surrounding tissues to fill
with fluid and swell. The tissues
can become infected, turning
black and oozing puss. People
with the disease often have
swollen limbs of massive size
that leave them disabled.
"It's very painful," Ghedin
Diseases caused by these
kinds of parasitic worms are
treatable, but current treatments
were devised decades ago, Dr.
Anthony Fauci, director of the
National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases, said in
a statement.
"There is an urgent need for
new discoveries in this area be-
cause of the limitations of the
current drugs, including toxicities
and the development of resis-
tance," he said.
Fauci's institute is part of
the U.S. National Institutes
of Health, which backed the

transplanted organs.
The worms release chemi-
cals that lessen the response of
the immune system, the body's
natural defenses. The immune
systems of some patients who
get a transplanted organ some-
times attack it as if it were a for-
eign invader.

"We need better drugs, bet-
ter therapies. Right now the
therapies are not completely ef-
fective," said Elodie Ghedin, an
infectious diseases expert at the
University of Pittsburgh School
of Medicine in Pennsylvania
who led the study.
"When we have the whole
genome like this, we have a list
now of potential genes that
now can be studied in more de-
tail," Ghedin added in a tele-
phone interview.
The worms often place
themselves in front of vessels
that drain liquid from lymph

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BEIJING (Reuters) China
could become the world's top
wind power market in three

Easte ifa itrform it su iod"
system, executives of major
wind turbine maker Vestas
said on Friday.
Chief Executive Ditlev
Engel, in China to open the sec-
ond and third in a series of
seven plants due to come on line
by the first quarter of 2008
said he was convinced Vestas
could compete with cheaper lo-
cal rivals on quality.
But the company, the
world's biggest wind turbine
manufacturer, made its $80 mil-
lion investment with an eye on
both Chinese and export mar-
kets. Turbines not sold in China
could be integrated into Vestas,
global supply chain, he added.
"China will keep growing
now, as a very important part
of the wind power business, not
just on the sales side but also
on the sourcing," Engel said in
a go interview
Asped when Beijing would
become the top market, he said-
"Within three to five years, we
He declined to estimate the
speed of demand growth, but
pointed out that China, with its
13 billion population, had less in-


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could influence global weather patterns through the early
part of 2008, according to the National Weather Service.
The U.S. agency said La Nina conditions have developed
across the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the past few months,
though some forecasting models have predicted a more rapid
development than has occurred.
La Ninat, which means "little girl" in Spanish, is an unusual
cooling of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures and can, trigger
widespread changes in weather around the world, including a
higher-than-normal number of hurricanes in the Atlantic.
In its 90-day weather forecast, which runs from Oc-
tober to December, the agency predicted an increased
chance of above normal temperatures in most of the
United States.
The only exceptions are along the Canadian border from
Montana westward and in the Southeast along the South At-
lantic Coast.
"Historically both of these regions experience near or be-
low average temperatures associated with La Nina," the NWS
There is a greater chance of above normal temperatures in
the Southwest due largely to long-term trends and ongoing
drought conditions.
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cipitation, with the only exceptions being above-normal
chances in the Northwest and belokv-normal chances in the

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23., 2007 -


By Claudia Parsons
- Iraq urged regional and
world powers on Saturday to
back an expanded U.N. role
in Iraq but U.N. Secretary.
General Ban Ki-Moon said
there was more to be done on
security before he could in,
crease U.N. staff,
Ministers from Iraq, its
neighbors and world powers
met at U.N. headquarters, with
Washington pressing for imple-
mentation of a Security Coun-
cil resolution passed last month
on raising the role of the world
body in Iraq.
The meeting brought U.S.
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice together with her Iranian
counterpart, Maniouchehr
Mottaki, at a time of tension
over Iran's nuclear ambitions
but they did not address each
other. Washington also accuses
Iran of backing militants in Iraq.
Ban told the meeting re-
gional cooperation was vital to
reinforce Iraqi efforts at recon-
ciliation and "avoid exacerbating
He said it was the duty and
responsibility of the United Na-
tions to help and he proposed
setting up a small support of.
fice in Baghdad and possibly
sending staff to the cities of
Basra and Arbil in the future,

But when he was asked at
a news conference whether se-
curity was sufficiently imT-
proved to actually commit more
U.N. staff. Ban said: "The se-
curity situation. politically, so-
cially ... (is) unstable at this
"I would really hope that
security will be ensured as soon
as possible," he said. "It's true
that ... security has been im-
proving, but I think much more
has to be done."
Many U.N. officials are
deeply concerned about work-
ing in Iraq, remembering a
bomb that destroyed its office
in Baghdad in August 2003 -
and killed 22 people, includ-
ing mission chief Sergio
Vieira de Mello.
The U.N. Staff Union
wants Ban not to deploy more
people in Iraq and withdraw
those there now. Around 50
staff are currently in Baghdad,
living and working in the forti-
fled international Green Zone.

At U.S. and British urging,
the Security Council last month
voted to assign the United Na-
tions an expanded political role
in Iraq, including promoting rec-
onciliation between rival fac-
tions and dialogue with neigh-
boring countries.

Maliki said his government
was making progress toward na-
tional reconciliation and played
down defections by Sunni Arab
political parties from his gov-
ernment. "When we talk of im-
provement, this doesn't mean
that we don't have some prob-
lems but these problems are
very small," he said.
"We are going to be able to
provide security to the U.N. in
a way that will allow it to per-
form its role in an effective
manner," Maliki told reporters
earlier after meeting Ban-
He pointed to an alliance
of Sunni Arab tribes to fight
al Qaeda in the western prov-
ince of Anbar as evidence of
success. "Of course there are
still pockets of tension, still
pockets of terrorist militias
who are working in the shad-
ows," he said.
Rice described the talks as
an "excellent meeting," saying
there was an understanding that
"it's the international
community's responsibility to
"The security situation in -
Iraq is difficult but improving
and certainly the security of
U.N. personnel will be a very
high priority for all of the forces
there," she told reporters.
Saturday's meeting included
members of the Security Coun-
cil, Iraq's neighbors, members of

the Group of Eight leading in-
dustrial nations and representa-
tives of regional and interna-
tional organizations.
U.S. President George W.
Bush boosted American troop
.levels this year to try to stabi-
lize Baghdad and create a cli-
mate for political reconciliation
between Iraq's Shi'ite and Sunni
populations. But the Iraqi gov-
ernment has failed to meet sev-
' eral benchmarks for political
Bush recently backed a rec-
ommendation by his com-
mander in Iraq to withdraw
20,000 troops by next July
from 169,000 now.
The meeting was a rare oc-
casion for Rice to sit in the same
room as officials from Iran, but
a U.S. official said there was no
direct contact between Rice and
Diplomats said Mottaki
had called on U.S. authorities
to release several Iranians
detained in Iraq who Tehran
says are diplomats but who
Washington says were help-
ing insurgents.
(Additional reporting by
Philip Pullella, Arshed
Mohammed, Evelyn Leopold
and Patrick Worsnip)

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Participants at the National Paintin

C~A hst paii

wife Hazel Hyman in the prepa- systein which is currently a
ration of the material that is fash- problem.
ioned to ensure no slow learner is :The publisher of the book
left behind. is ldified Business Services,
Minister within the Education and it will soon hit the book
Ministry, Dr. Desrey Fox in her store address to the small gathering in 2,00 dollar per copy.
the library's conference room ~he author has eight
lauded the author forthe initiative othej publications to his
.and posits that the -book will go ngm ranging from nursery
a far way in helping the Minis- to s condary school includ-
try in its struggle to bring stu- ing: /The Teaching of Math-
dents with weakc academic ability ematics Through Art and
to normalcy. Craft for Pupils in Primary
She also said the publication is Scheol, Subject Integ~ration,
relevant and because of it practi- Me (a book of poetry), Mea-
cal but yet a simplified approach surement Made Simple For
will also play a significant role in The Upper Primary Child.
promoting numeracy in the school (Tajeram Mohabir).

By Kristen Russell

The success of the first ever
Reading Jamboree in Lethem
has motivated teachers, par-
ents and regional education
authorities to make the Jam-
boree an annual event. It has
also brought a community to-
gether like never before. It
has brought an awareness to
businesses, volunteers, school
officials, parents and teachers
that working together cannot
only educate, but inspire the
future of this country...the
Nearly five hundred stu-
dents turned out for Lethem's
first Readmng Jamborce, with
some travelling as far as 28 miles
through rough terrain from the
villages of Moco Moco. Quarrie
and Kumu just to witness and
experience the fun.
The event, held at Arapaimna
Secondary School on Septemnber
10 began as an idea from one
/oman,~ Nancy Ko. a Peace

Guyana's first Reading Jamboree

successful at her school that she

Veteran educator and current
part-time axit and craft lec-
turer at the Cyril Potter Col-
lege of Education, Lennox
SHyman has launched another
publication entitled 'Mea-
surement for the Learner who
knows very little principles in
IMathematics' last F~rida3 at
Ithe; National Library,
The book, he explained, tar-
gets primarily slow learners
mainly at the primary -level but
could also be useful to students
in secondary school and adults
deficient in basics of measure-
ment of temIjerature, volume
,distance among several other ar-

eas; algebra; probability; substi-
tution and relation and solving
basic equations.
Speaking to a group of sea-
soned educators, Hyman said
that he- 1 s inspired to pen the
volume after parents with chil-
dren at several~rmemddial schools
compt~ailleti toi him about their
children very slow' inability to
grasp, simple conceptss in the
above mentioned areas of Math-
The: author Secounting the
sleeplesg nights lie toiled on the
publication which he began in
2004, said hk ~as particular
pleased with, thk 'rock solid'
support givdn to him by his

decided to bring her idea; inlto the
Rupununi. Nancy shared her
idea with fellow PCV Kr~isten
Russell. the regional education
authorities. Head Master. H-ead
M~istre~ss and teaching staff from
both Arapaima and St. Ignatius
Primary schools inl Lethem.
They inmmediate~ly saw the vanlue
of such an event.and decided to
create a Simlilar. Reading Jambo-
ree in Lethem to kick off educa~-
tion month for Region 9).
The Reading .ahimorec was
designed to accomplish two
goals. Firstly, children
and parents that reading is fun
and that reading is for everyone..
And secondly, to influence parl-
ents to read with their children
and encourage thqmz to get morec
involved with their child's e~du-
cation. The Reading Jamboree~c
included four half' hour sessionsh
in wYhich the children rotated
from room to room with a dif-
ferent activity held in each
room. The Game Rooml con-
sisted of reading related games.

::gl, Jr. BogeMnoo!
Fishing f~or a Word. Create a Sen-
tnce. God Fit nd Woltd
played the games together with

The Inter-American Institute
for Cooperation on Agricul-
ture (IICA) yesterday staged
its National Painting Contest
in commemoration of its 65th
anniversary held under the
theme, "The Infuence of Glo-
bal Warming on the Agricul-
tural Sector".
Some thirty secondary
school students from across
Guyana participated in the com-
petition which was held at the

IICA's Brickdam office yester
IICA Representativei
Guyana, Mr. Ignatius Jean e>
plained that the primary purpose
of the exercise is to allow youn
people to express their unde
standing of the factors influent
ing the agricultural sector, while
showcasing their creativity.
He further noted that a
contestants will receive a certif
cate of participation and th

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Veteran Educator Lennox Hyman

launches another publication

Arapaima Priml

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9's f rst
with the event working side by
side with parents; teachers and
regional education staff. In ad-
dition, twenty or e businesses
sponsored or donated materials,
labour or equl 'ent for the
Jamboree, twIt of them lo-
cal. Among thswho attended
the event was im Geenan,
County Dirqe r of Peace
Corps Guyana. eis respon-
sible for the ted~nt placement
of eight ne'w Pe ce Corps Vol-
unteers in Regiog 9 in the fields
of Health, Edpc tion and Infor-
mation Tedhnology. Mr.
Geenan spoke, a few words
~about the importance of events
like the Reading Jamboree for
both the students and the com-

assistance from volunteers and
prizes were given to game win-
ners at the end of the day. The
Poetry Rooms consisted of only
students and a teacher or
volunteer. Students tobk turns,
reading their own poetry or read-
ing one of Nancy Ko s poems
from her book "Wingss to Fly,"
daring each session. In the Rsad-
ing Rooms guest speakers/readers ;
from within the community canie i
to speak about their careers arid
the importance of reading in tlhe r
lives, as well as to read shof
children's books to thp
students. Community gpest
speakers/readers included! thb
School Welfare Offjcer,
Emmanuel-Rebeiro, President of
the Rupununi Chamber of Com-
merce and owner of Dariny's
Shop, Danny Gajie, businessman
Alfred Ramseran of Saviinnah
Inn, Lieutenant Raynon King of
the Guyana Defence Force, Lance
Corporal Lawrence Wilson, of the
Lethem Police Departmekit, Re-
mote Ar-ea Medical pilot Terrence
Trapnell, former member of Par-
liament, business owner, and Re-
gional Councillor Shirley Melville,
GBTI bank supervisor.Kevin
Foo, Guyana Red Cross Lethem
Branch representative, Jason Foo

and IT instructor, Lennox Rob-
erts visiting from Trinidad/To-
The opening ceremony for
the event began, with a
prayer. District Edut-ation Of-
ficer, Desiree Hamilton, led the
children in the pledge of alle-
giance and "Oh Beautiful
Guyana" after giving an opening
statement. This was followed by
statements from both the Re-
gional Vice Chairman, Claire
Singh and Region Chairman,
Clarendo Lucas. By this time the
children were just bursting with
excitement as they were released
into the various rooms to begin
the day's activities.
After the sessions hld
come to an djnd, the students
were gathered once aiga'in for a
closing cererfony 14~herd: Ie-
gional Edutation O ffictr,
Mayfield Beny~amm give an elo-
quent closing speech and :Mrs.
Hamilton gave spec al thanks
to all of' the volunteers, tqach-
ing staff and donors that! had
made the Reading Jamboree
possible. In all. eleven volun-
teers including Peace Corps,
Voluntary Service Overseas
(VSO), and the Guyana Red
Cross, Lethemn Branch assisted

munity as a whole. He then
pledged his continued efforts
to place more volunteers
throughout the region in the
future. Ms. Russell (PCV),
who helped the Department of
Education organize and coor-
dinate the Jamboree. ended the
ceremony with the announce-
ment of the Poetry Contest
winners and a Jamboree
video. The video highlighted
the preparations leading up to
the Jamboree by volunteers,
parents, teachers and regional
education staff, as well as the
children participating in the
day's activities.
Over 70 prizes were
awarded to students at the

closing ceremonies for win-
ning games in the game
room. However, the biggest
prizes' were awarded to the
Poetry Contest winners 'ho
had entered their poems for
the Jamboree and read them
during the Poetry Reading
sessions. The first place con-
test winners werib teah Cho-
yee, grade 3,jfor :her poem
"The Little Office Assistant"
and Shaliza Nljarde, grade 6
for "The Little Pencil." Sec-
ond place winriers were
Areilla Dalip, grade 3, for
"The Little Kitten" and
Vernon Simon, grade 6, for
"The Poor Boy." Third place
winners were Navindra,

grade 2A, for "School" andt
Mlarcia Ainthlon, grade 6, for
"Rupuduni- Myg Home."
Prizes included fun
children's books, school sup-
plies and items from -local
shops and restaurants, such
as free pizza coupons, free
ice cream coupons and free
DVD movie rentals. Vanessa
Dunstin, a VSO volunteer
from Australia, who helped
run the Create a Sentence
game, as well as judge the
Poetry Contest submissions
said "fAll the poems were cre-
ative, thoughtful and imagi-
native, making it a very dif-
ficult task to choose just a
few winners."

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paintings will be on display at
The competition was judged
by a panel of nominees from IICA
and the Ministries of Education
and Agriculture. The three best
paintings were selected and dis-
played and will be further judged
among the various entries from
countries across the Caribbean re-
gion at this year's Caribbean
Week of Agriculture (CWA),
scheduled for October 8-12 in

Kingston, Jamaica.
The IICA which was
founded on October 7, 1942 is
the specialised agency for ag-
riculture of the Inter-Ameri-
cl~n. system. The institute is
composed of thirty-four Mem-
ber States, representing prac-
tically all of the independent
countries of the Western
Hemisphere. It also has sev-
enteen Permanent Observers
from around the world.

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Roxanne Burnham Gardens
Guyhoc Gardens
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Lamaha Springs

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the Installahlon iha rges a re pald, then a date would be set for the installing of the service.
Below is a list of these areas where service is available on deniand.

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SSeptember 24-25: Medical screemngnc for pre-selected surgical patients
*) September 24-30): Primary Health Care foir the Community
Charity Hospital, Charity, Essequibo Coast
*) September 24-26: Primary Health Care for the Commu~nity
Grove Primary School, Grove, East Bank Demerara
* September 24-25: Dental Care for Students of Grove Primary School
*, September 26 Dental Care for Residents of the Grove Community
Mahaicony Community: Centre, Mahaaicon~y, East Coast Demerara
* September 28S-30: Primary Health Care &L Dental Care for the Community
Cheddi Jaga'n Dental S'chool, Carmichael Street, Georgetown
* September 29: Dental Care for the Commumity

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() September 24-29:. Veterinary Care Spaying and neutering for pre-registered domestics animals.

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Cut out caviar to

save the sturgeon

Russia' s Ivanov

'By Guy Faulconbridge

MOSCOW (Reuters) The rich may have to take black caviar off the menu to let sturgeon
stocks recover, Russia's first Deputy Prime lblinister Sergei [vanov said on Friday.
Ivanov, widely regarded as a leadmg contender to succeed President Vladimir Putin in 2008,
said he could do witrhout col lar If sturgoon I~shing was banned.
"If we banned c-alches for a penod of` time then I would certarnly survive," Ivranov told an
investment conference in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, RIA news agency reported.
Ivanos. 54, said black and red cas iar, and crab meat was not an essential part of an everyday
diet andi he could do withour hrs caviar --ratio~n" for ilte tot ieln yarus.
.'We would repair our national wealth In tdus lime after w\e so r3apciously annihilated it,".Ivanov
Most of the world's sturgeon span n in the riverj that flow imto the Caspian Sea. Their unfer-
tilized eggs callar are rold by A9zerbaijan. Iran. Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan and Russia.
Overfistung. poacinng, pollution and poor management have cur srurgeon stocks in the Caspian.
Experts say beluga is on the verge of extinction after fish numbers fell by 90 percent over the past

High prices for caviar hate made the jsurge~on a target for criminal groups who control poach-
ing gangs and illegal caviar sales in Russia and abroad. '
Beluga caviar, a symbol of ostentatious dining and luxury, costs about $1,4()0 a kg in Mloscow,
markets but sells for 3,700 pounds ($7,400) a kg in London.
Russian agriculture officials have pressed Putin to declare a state monopoly on the
export of black caviar from Russia and to restrict its sale inside Russia to licensed outlets.
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The Delegation of the European Cornmmission in Guya na is desi rous of
procuring the services of a Maintenance Engineer (ME). The contract
will be awarded after tender ~following an open procedure. Interested
persons can uplift the terms of reference from S~e tember 24, 2007 at
the following address -

PThe Delegat oni of the European Comm77ission
I11Sendall P ace,
Geoi ~3rgeown

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The United States Embassy i~n Georgetown is seeking a Carpenter.
Requirements are: completion of vocational training or apprenticeships
recognized as producing journeyman carpenter level skills; good working
knowledge of English; must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of
the various wood types in use in Guyana and their best utilization in
construction as well as their preservation needs: must be able to
demonstrate the knowledge and use of the basic safety skills associated
with the carpentry tr-ade.

Persons wishing to a~pply mayi request an7 applic:aon form.~ on~iine at
HRO oigl.e: m;yse~ e- v or in cerson7 at the Emb~assv's VIP Gulard
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P.O. Box 10507

By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) A deal
by 191 nations to eliminate
ozone-depleting substances
10 years ahead of schedule is
a "'pivotal moment" in the
fight against global warming,
Canadian Environment Min-
ister John Baird said on Sat-
Delegates at a U.N. confer-
ence in Montreal struck the deal
late on Friday. The agreement
will phase out production and
use of
(HCFCs) for developed coun-
tries to 2020 from 2030 and to
2030 from 2040 for developing

The~ United Nations also
hailed the deal, saying it could
cut billions of tones in green-
house gas emissions.
Washington says the faster
phase-out of HCFCs will be
twice as effective as the Kyoto
protocol in fighting climate
change. The United States
walked away from the protocol
in 2001 and Canada says it can-
not meet its Kyoto targets.
"It (the deal) ... will stand
out as a pivotal moment in the
international fight against global
warming," Baird told a televised
news conference in Montreal.
Baird said the fact that In-
dia, the United States and China

- major countries not bound by
firm Kyoto targets had signed
the deal was a promising sign
ahead of talks designed to pro-
duce a climate change accord af-
ter 2012.
The U.N. Environment
Program (UNEP) conference in
Montreal marked the 20th an-
niversary of the Mo6ntreal pro-
tocol, which was designed to
cut the use and output of
chemicals found to harm the
ozone layer.
Damage to the layer pro-
tecting the Earth from ultravio-
let radiation has been linked to
an increased risk of cancers and
cataracts among humans.
HCFCs are used in air condi-

tioners and refrigerators.

"Governments had a golden
opportunity to deal with the
twin challenges of climate
change and protecting the ozone
layer and governments took it,"
Achim' Steiner, UNEP's execu-
tive~director, said in a statement.
"Th1e precise and final say-
ings in terms of greenhouse gas
emissions could amount to, sev-
eral billions of tones."
White House spokeswoman
Dana Perino said the agreement
"represents one of the most sig-
nificant new global actions to
confront climate change by re-
ducing the greenhouse gas pro-
file of the phised-out sub-

Under the terms of the
deal, all governments agreed
to freeze HCFC production
by 2013 compared to average
production levels in 2009 and
Developed nations agreed to
cut production and consump-
tion by 715 percent by 2010 and
by 90 percent by 2015 on the
way to a full phase-out by
Developing nations commit-
ted to a 10-percent cut in pro-
duction and consumption by
2015, a 35-percent cut by 2020,
a 67.5-percent reduction by
2025 and a phase-out by 2030.
UNEP said that delegates
had agreed to find enough

money to provide financial and
technical help to developing na-
tions, but gave no details. The
United States said before the
talks that finding enough aid to
satisfy China would be cmucial.
Baird told Reuters he had
been "stunned and really
pleased" by what he called
China's huge contribution dur-
-ing the talks.
UNEP said it has spent $2
billion U.S. since 1987 on help-
ing developing nations curb the
use and production of ozone-
damaging substances.
A study group will now
probe how much the acceler-
ated elimination is likely to
cost. It will report early next

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Tel 59 -22-1, Fax: 592-225-1828 Email: gg-dmaen~etwo~rksgy.COM ? l

The Association is inviting all miners to its Bi-monthly meeting on Friday
September 2 ?8 2007 at t16:00 ors(!p_. t h sscato' HaqareS

Among the items on the Agenda are:

1. Government's decision to appoint a Govemnance Committee for Mining
(Robeson Benn/Odinga Lubumba/Evan Persaud).

2. Government's decision that in the future, all Medium Scale Permit
(Abandoned/Cancelled) would be issued only by way of lottery-

3. Government's decision no dredge mining in the W~aini Area.

4. Government's decision that any extension of roads by Barama would not
be accessed by Miners,

5. Government's decision that no further mining licences to be issued in
Barama's concession.

-6. There is a possibility that Mining (M~ledium and Small Scale) would be
prohibited within six (6)1 months.

.. ,..~ A proposal to increase rental paymentS.

The Association encourages you to attend this important meeting,

Yours .sincerely,

Edward Shields
Executive Director

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his links with Iran by calling
Pres dent Ahmadinejad "an ex;-

H adnh ol dea wt

prune minister that he could not
be friends with the "genocidal
George Bush".
The trouble with this event
and others like it is that there is
no dissent. at least not openly
It was classic Chavez he
11as never been one to mince his
A break fromr heavy politics
camne when a children's band
struck up.
This probably was not quite
the innocent act it might seem.
SMr Chavez had flown them
in froml Colombia. He wanted lo
show he was serious about
buildlingi bridges with his
neighbour as he steps into a cr~i-
sis there between governments ~
aund rebels.
But it w~as also a chance to
do what comes easily to him.

T~he president danced and
sang, hugging the children.
It was not like watching
other politicians with children -

The hot afternoon wore on.

and cars powered by gas.
Mr Chavez says venezuela
is the greatest democracy in the:
world. But the trouble with this
event and others like it is that
there is no dissent. at least not
One man did approach mec
quietly to complain about life
working inside the state e~nergy'
company but everyone else w~as
a supporter.c'
By now; Mr Chavez had
been speaking for seven hlour~s.
SI have to admit I was losing mny
concentration. The government
press team wans leaving, so w~e
Ileft too. eagerl not to miss our1
lift home.
But there w~elr some in the
audience who would have sat
there all night.
"He's like our teacher."
Marianela Rojas, a young law-
yer. said. "We could listen to our.
president for 12. even 24
Shle was not just saying
that. She really did mean it.

ilenezuelan President Hugo
Ihavez has a weekly TV
>rogramme, Alo Presidente
Hello President), in which
re talks about his political
deas, interviews guests and
aings and dances. James
ingham, who is currently
filming a documentary about
him, went to see the
programme being made.

Going to see the pr~eside~nt
on his weekly TV show means
aIn early start. A governments car
dr-opped us at Caracas airpor-t
before dawn.
We boarded a small private
plane wNith the minister of coml-
munication and three of his as-
They were soon asleep as
we climbed up over Caracas's
coastal mountain range. heading
east to an area wher-e much of
Venezuela's gas is produced.
After an hour's flight we
were transferred to a military
helicopter for a noisy but sce-
nic last leg of the ~journey.
We ranked steeply over the
gasworks getting a good view of
the pipes and tanks, where Mr

Chavez would be launching a
new energy strategy.

In the middle of this indus-
trial plant, a temporary studio
had been cr~eated.
Giant gazebos had been
erected. seating arranged. and a
few props strategically posi-
tioned. A desk in fr~ont of a suit-
able backdrop was surr.Ioulded
by lights and camneras.
For the first time. the
people hav'e the power Gabri~l
Ramnos. Venezuelan wor~ker.
It is an impressive busi-
ness. This TV roadshow is
broadcast every Sunday live
on state television.
With just a few days' notice
of the location. the programme's
producers rig up the outside
broadcast. never quite sure what
Mr Chavez will be planning.

In the audience today. there
ar~e mainly workers fr-om the
state energy company.
They are all dressed inl red
T-shirls. a few in r-ed jumpsuits,
all wearing red caps. It is the
uniform of Mr Chavez's sup-
"We're here to support the
revolution and the president,"

one group of technicians said to
"We're all rojo, rojito (red,
red)." said Ivones Martinez, re-
ferring to the name given to
It refers to the red of the
revolution and their 100%o com-
mitment to their leader.
Another worker, Gabriel
Ramos, told me: "For the first
time, the people have the
"The president is giving
fuLnds dlirectly to uls to spend on
community pr'ojects. This
doesn't happen anywher-e else.
Mr Chavez started his
programme ivith flair.
Introducing his latest
project. he turned a valve and a
flame burst from a pipe. He
then arrived on set in the back
of a ~jeep and strode towards his
desk, all to a round of applause.
He began to talk straight to
the camera and into the homes
of his fans.

We had been told that the
president would take a couple
of questions from us during the
show. Quite a rare opportunity.
We probed him on a deal he
struck with London's mayor.
President Chavez was a

guest of London's mayor in
May 2006
London is getting cheap fuel
to use in buses so lower fares
can be offered to the least well-
off users.
In return. Ken Livingstone's
officials will try to sort out
Caracas's heavily congested streets.
The scheme has been
criticised by Boris Johnson
who hopes to be chosen as one
of the opposition candidates f~or
the mlayor's office.
He has questioned why a
country with7 such poveCrty iS
giving to one of the world's
richest capitals.
"This man is stupid," Mr
Chavez told uls. "There are poor
people in London. I have seen
He explained how he had
recouped billions in lost oil rev-
enue and had enough to go

By Sophie Walker

LONDON (Reuters) A labo-
ratory has found the Blue-
tongue virus in a cow in east-
ern England, the agriculture
ministry said on Saturday,
the first case in Britain and
a fresh setback for the
country's farming industry.
Britain's livestock farmers
have already been hit by the dis-
covery of the more serious foot
and mouth disease at several
sites in the past two months.
"Laboratory tests have de-
tected the presence of Blue-
tongue in one cow on a premise
near Ipswich, Suffolk," the De-
partment for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
said in a statement.

tonge has bee fso nhdei ud
restrictions. One infected animal
will be culled and epidemiologi-
cal investigations are being car-
ried out to assess the situation."

Bluetongue causes fever and
mouth ulcers and in some cases
turns an animal's tongue blue. It
is transmitted by insects such as
midges and can be highly dan-
gerous to sheep and cows, al-
though it does not affect hu-
Bluetongue is mostly found
in Mediterranean countries such
as Italy, Spain and in North Af-
rica, but has spread more
widely this year across five
more northerly EU countries -
Belgium, France, Germany,
Luxembourg and the Nether-
The detection of the virus
came a day after British au-
thorities said they had con-
firmed another case of foot
and mouth disease at a farm
xnsot ee dEnlnd ms-- the
since August 3 and or-
dered the slaughter of its
"It's another kick in the

teeth (for the industry)," lan
Jones. virologist at Reading Uni-
versity. told Sky News.

A spokeswoman for Prime
Minister Gordon Brown said he
had been told of the case and
had spoken with Environment
Secretary Hilary Benn and chief
veterinarian Debby Reynolds.
"He's keeping informed of de-
velopments," she said.
Defra said Bluetongue and
the measures to be taken against
it were both very different from
foot and mouth disease cases.
National Farmers Union
president Peter Kendall
stressed the disease was not
regarded by the farming in-
d stry as seriously as foot

"It is a real concern and
farmers need to be vigilant ...
but it's not treated the way foot
and mouth is," he told Sky
News. "This is nothing like a
disease of the nature of foot and
mouth and would not require
the same sort of response."
Britain culled more than 6
million animals following an
?"'Obra e foot and m uth i

8.5 )billion pounds ($17.09 bil-
Deputy chief veterinary
officer Fred Landeg told Sky

wa thechil on' upeettin
"We will be looking at
farms around this area and on
thi prtc'"''dfand, lo ng fnr
and the possibility that midges
in the area are transmitting the
disease," he said.
Graham Brooks of the
British cattle veterinary asso-
ciation told Sky News that
aain n e" ultod gicl

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06:30 h Death and In-Me-
07:00 h Jai Ganesha
08:00 h- Geetmala

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1:3 Th- iwers Cho Muic:E-

00:30 h Enelih Mand e


WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
An orbiting spacecraft has
found evidence of what look
like seven caves on the slopes
of a Martian volcano, the
space agency NASA said on

The Mars Odyssey space-
craft has sent back images of
very dark, nearly circular fea-
tures that appear to be openings
to underground spaces.
"They are cooler than the sur-
rounding surface in the day and

warmer at night," said Glen
Cushing of the U.S. Geological
Survey's Astrogeology Team and
Northem Arizon~a University.
"Their thermal behavior is
not as steady as large caves on
Earth that often maintain a
fairly constant temperature, but
it is consistent with these being
deep holes in the ground."
The holes, which the re-
searchers have nicknamed
the "Seven Sisters," are at
some of the highest altitudes
on the planet, on a volcano
named Arsia Mons near
Mars' tallest mountain, the
researchers report in the
journal Geophysical Re-
search Letters.
"Whether these are just
deep vertical shafts or openings
into spacious caverns, they are
entries to the subsurface of
Mars," said USGS researcher
Tim Titus.
"Somewhere on Mars, caves

for past d curnt 1ie o h
But not these caves.
"These are at such ex-
treme altitude, they are poor
candidates either for use as
h mn hsb t to no i 1o

has ever existed on Mars, it
may not have migrated to
this height."

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47-5727. e-malil
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ELIAS FI. .i-.; 1 3omnpany.
installation 3... to: baih
!it;s eavat ryv r sins, toilet ses
sd terssoall s mn ho an
a3~ rg .. tc8-


227\ 'NCY exists for
Tractor Trur+l ii; Contact
Les ... &-~r I- ~..inl Sts.. C!
- - - -
MALE anld female singers.
H-andyman, and person to work in
~';;~~I,.,. Apply Majestics. Tel,
OFFICE Clerk. CXC lnoish
l.arnatAveru i ellAir arDK.
225-4492. 225-9404
MATURE exper enced
bo< work men81. Must Know to fill
Snc ecr ar yD a.p Aid~r w.T 3
226-7576 _
EXPERIEliCED P.~..i,_,
il*,l=. M~ . io Regent Household
.0,.-:r-.r~~ 143 Regent Road.
Te > 140. 40
Sales Clerk needed
minimumn qualification 3 subjects
CXC. Avinash Complex. A & B
Water Street. Georg'etown. 226-
3361 & 227-7829.
VACANCY exists for male
and female Kitchen Assistant.
uirnp n Pate Ge kne
Street, G.eorgetown. ~
ONE pofssilonal ulpholster,
needed to work in Trinidad.
Contact 614-5142 or 254-0171.
PORT'ERS form East Coast
Demerara and Georgetown7.
Starting salary $10 500. Contact
Wak Bo rdao GsT. 'T~eir 2

wark in atsbar. Must bee able to

P..Bx 664O Kitty Prot Of c
VACANCY exists for drivers

A y aa Sur ia Du cn St
a plica son recent passport
p hotograph ..._._~~_~~~_~
Coast Dem. and Georgetown.
starting salary $30 000 mon~thly1

Licence for caravan. Apph ~in
C t nttor HARK EnlterpLrlsbah
Street, Werk-en-Rust.
knowledge of Maths and English

2 ecris veL rin txeiondmust
Al In to rea ~y h mao~icarm

persons dish wrashrs Ap l~tiy n
perso Slsat Sant- a s, 25 am
riMca srke th~te, veen ms
ONvE friemale Aiccmants Cle
Mtbecomputer literate. and
ablrese lto functionundeor mnmm
uthervision19.Malp iaon
1o 2Ctim 18 eec ctode.countaocx
pesnformaion. wahr.Apy

:92'~~ -"~~~-~` I`"L


225 9404

widh rfer /es toP. 1) 30
Georgetown. Please include
contact information.

folloVin Cs~ubjectexirsesMathhs'
Engi.. Lit., Science, S/S. POA &
IT. Apply in person to Apex
7,, 11 tryhids L~uist
**I . CD Tel.22 -

SVA\CANkCiES exist at Survival
SalI inlarA plicsoots misn ap
with a written application anac a

Duties. age 17-24l, must have
good communication sk ls.
cop Ile sk>l r T~id ite An set
S I, 5. . He .
VACANCY, exists for one
Assistant. Must be between ages
25 and 45. Experience will be
an asset. Apply in person with
written application to the Admin.
Office. 11 Vrvheid a Lust. Public
Goad ECD. T`el. 220-8265. 626-
MANAGER is re aired for a
retail outlet qualific tion five
ci bjec;' t - r v iri~lt.~ I E ..112-1'
colur iin or art tri#atiiaio n
such as CAT. Be sole to use own
initiative and two Salesgirl and
onte Cashier, two years
experience. Send a plication to;
Dharmnendra Variet Store. 22
Water- Street. Tel. 2 7-3919.
VACANCY exists for the
following positions -- Bartender
(Mushv experience in
Cocktails), Cleaner Hotel,
Ex enrenced Cook for Bar-B-Quie
& Grill, Security Guard. Apply In
person with at least (1)
rBe m3~o Nalh CITT) -Lot 1
David Street, itty, Vlissengers
Road on Mronday Friday,
between 9 .am .and 4 pqm, ~
Re'tAC %QYsexists fo re eSnes
passes in 5 subjectqsuCXC/GCE
Including Maths & English. Must
have a valid Driver's Licence and
SPoiri Claane 2cy ar o
to the Managing director,
Sremt, Werkr i-ust, lo wni6
CXCESTs for aOf ceu lerhk

co idute liteae nelowledseb o

and bonuses. A plV i erson to.
P & L EN 'I E ING &
SDavid Street. Kitty, G/town. Tel.
# 227-4386j, 227-4412.

be com ut r ltFrt Mutb
between the ages of 25 and 30
yars td &MniI sahve kdn as d
two (2) years working experience.
ApplyI person with a written
aepf rence no: L ns, 13 6She\ if
4 Fo rth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-

WRKSO aner ior

wro hp. Ser oi[ac instl ad
Me hanicqu In fEle tnician. Munsd

exerenXCe A~cc usn s t Cl
Computer Proficiency vi al. Ap2 y
Technical Services Inc., 18 :2
Eccles Industrial Site, Eccles,
FE AE Cl rica Asi t,
aso one sCoomputertThypist. in l
application in your own
handwriting requirements Math
&English. Horse Shoe Racin ~
S vgdee St. Tbetoemn13 pm
and 4 pm.


G orgiretown. Guyana.
OFFER you just can t

I1 -.cut F s tF. F.-- p- r

.ONTROL your- incom-e
azIn~ g from home filling 100
3lpes for USS500 or mor~e
.i F ifom tioi semi
t!han~el L:larns a. at

i ec al 3-mionth I .
:.ckga~ etarting I ~
i' lo r~rirr cls
Tr7 226-2124 or ., e
Market Street. North~ Ciburg.
Limited space available-

RENTAL of car 212 Cari~a
Abt~h nuir i-_ ii- rr el.
SANJANA'S Car Renltal. 12
First Street, Better Hope, South
$4 000 per dlay6 Cail for m~rore
Iinormation 14-7856-

ARE you cursed
depressed. demon >ossessed
OR need finance? Call Apostle
Rando ph Williamrs # 261-
6050 ( 0:00 h 23.00 h.)

CSerie ECal lKeRsig sCS te&
Repairs & Sales Centre @p~227-
8361, 618-8283. Homne & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

1 TEES i n your
computer we reveal it. Call #
619-6456 for all your PC repairs
and maintenance.

pr C amiUg Esftwareraeprar
anod services by professional.
26 298 hoore6 ad o07ic
services available,

DressE7Akino Fe ricoDures gin ,
Curtains, Ctshion, Floral, Decoration. 153 Barr St Kitty
- 226-9548.

SBoo S oea f

on -OME to chang garad to
Fihonics and all su jects. Cail
ic SANlKAR of fe rs

225-9587. Electrica

pe!~e. dpanih F.@ealtr
en mathematics
re isternn for- adult -
Ce ji andt Diploma
co French, S anish
P- re and En list-h as a
ndal rn courss fr
i-13yjears). and CXC
;ion courses. Also
6- English, Translation
srrei u Sernices h

$25M CAL 612978'
2 PRIME lands in
residential area. SeriousR
en~auin'es only. No agent. Tel. #;
lot be veetn TCani. Se22 45
6 5162r4ee
TUSCHEN house lot 80
x ~00 ft. with transported and
io2cdiol ngA 1913l$5?M. Call
LANDS in Turkeyen.
Greater Georgetown. Price $11
million dollars, Latchman
Singh Realty. 225-8097, 229-
NEW Road Vreed-en-
Hoop. GulySuCo gardens. Best
Village, WCD. Bella Dam
Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel. 656-
RoadiPublic Road $10M.
O lots $d7 MadTE2L 22668188
LALUNI Creek. Soesdvke
Linden Hi hway. 75 acres. Ideal
f rsorf poultr~_ol ne
664-24 01. 233-312 .
42 DIAMOND & Gold
Caims n K~urupn Monta

sai6, 592-669-1364.
GaBROADaS reet, oppL ite

crm 10n 20 r d0fo
226-1742, 623-1317.

nTi Gbdns %7M Da dk
Diamond $3M, Lamaha Gdns
South $2.5M. 55198)
double lot ~12A. Houston

double lot $12M, Shamrock
GardeS Cs dobl tsodubS2e0M
-$O Le Ressouventrr double o

Eals te 8a20c e Cal 2m0

Ga ensIC Dh m de C.e

cobe 12nte w$2Fi e TEL.~C 226-848/62 1624
GREI Wat.oer Stree of 75i
x 127 $40Me 100M x a 12 -$0M,

28MM Indpusnre5.5nx8

Prasha aa obe lots -tgte)t~~ll:

Trel. 225-4398. 22-337

CXC. ownr veh cle at leaa two
years exper ence. Call

r l~


Brin~g wri.itten application. two
emest monialls fron i ast tiv z

photographsand police

P~ '7 & 22.p65


ONE two-flat building. 3
bedrooms, North East La
Penitence -$50 000 per month.
Tel. No. 227-6285.

ONE unfrnishedapromen bc
centrally locaed in at secue and

tarfnggl el hr aCenta otct6
073or 618-4954. Nes

8n~t nationally eal Est etsrf
ONE fullfuurnished artwo-
bedroom arepartmrentb wit hot l
ar 4i Olne pehrl.on h ac 62
check out the Geenouse
Ae SScrs apartments C Vadktchn
semt- r~svdOed iraoae ~
chw~ekalereferencemo ca mstl 23
2201583 681-2145 7 amto 9
amE andl ( prn tp 8 pB:
PeROPERiE ipm nt Kit ht
Bae rack Stmletkninmso .$3B 10A
PakUS$00 Latchmanth Singh
Realty 2235-809 2901.

artenkot wthe alle utiliteoon
Aarmntato Vsaile, WB aD kin a
gated on emmunit -r $20 000
motly. Call661 -07, 2 64- 87
2946. OO ap.frrn
SALOfuN shd acie cai Barber
space58, char t 145 SouthRoa 9
& Kingk StSaroek, Knext t te
Court. Prime lroain Call 622-
244, 21-088 Ltha ig

OGLE propet on 240' x
60' land or property wth 1 or 2
lots. TEL. 226-81 8, 625-1624.

G.R.E.I .A.

Guyana to sell or rent view
photos as
or call 223-8199, 621-8271.
Netsurf International Real
oilng concern in Grenada.
Manufacturing Investments
(G'Da) Ltd. M nufactures all
d rnsinum wi dws, stiin
fry screens. bathroom
enclosures, and all o~)uer
aluminum needs. rc
ne otiable. Contact numbers

m15alCee si h4 3c b -00m
buildings in compound -_
bedroom with lots of trees -
FACTORY E.B. Public Road -
15 acres of land with buildings
on acres $60M. PLUS Prime
s ots on Main Street, Middle.
etateC Stree~t7Re en fre~et
Home of Better Bargains".
ONE four (4) bedroom
gc nette h ue on I Md 52 x
two house lots 8eo x 113 ft ea.
$5.5M. Iand on public road.
Diamond b92 x T70 ftx$ 5M

veldt Gardns $10.5M, W twoSte

house lots Meadow Bank EBD
bdroom cobnocrheteoenecut ve.
style building awith double~
g a~reeA ueenir SSd750 00
Wills Realty 227-2612, 627-

81GARNETT Street two-
storeyd5- bedroom $12.5M.
second building two- store 4-
b~edroork $8.5M South
Ruimveldt. corner building 3-
bedroom -$12.5M. South

nrnaculate bae ooms7 wh
Sheriff Streef $150M and
others. Contact RobertsRealty
First Federation Life Bld ..

3 GRI 6G4o ehl,
SHerstelian -$12M, StraschDv

$15M, 20MM.C vile $14M,
$13M~, Vreed-en-Hoop $8M.
Orono ue St., Queenstown -

G3 oh4 St.,E D M
Entb riad$2M.ow G dM

.Road $18M, $3061. Tel.
4398, 225-3737.
"Have faith in Christ today"'. Tel
22 1988, 623-6431, :270-
Queenstown/ $160M,
executive Lamaha Gardens
S0 L~eReso venr S ors
$300M, Km gston 550M.

Nancdark La5mah Seet $28M
$2~45%. I'gezighSt$t23M. Kt
$17$1dn Ch6arltt Stef $25
L5me Handy Bent St $4M
Lhamahak Gardens $16M Ogle
$19M.i BPiriuk p $3 20Mlat
$53en M. LBI 12M. Frous
Enmore $38!$M, Go Povd Hoe
$20/Si2M, Hersteling $12 ,

Grove 512M Vil nce S3.5M4
Larh Gran en $2.10S!6M. Gla
JaousPaiel 8M Vreed-enHoo
$38M. Bankebr 510 Lwlad
plus e and6, o Eseqiop

Furnished flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995. Kitty.
ATLANTIC Gardens lar e
o t20 rent, semi furnishe .

6 1 IHED k go fo

ONE to flat fo vst nc
overseas families. el #2n ;
9395, 624-8783.
1-BEDROOM Iower flat.
Q eestown Phon 231-2789
ue 22-88w oe
FURNISHED rdoms for
6r dio~lngl working femal i. ;
1-BEDROOM Iower flat
Queenstown. Phone 231-20
O 9 Park, Ecclesi Oa .
2, 3- bedroom furnished g
unfurnished. 233-616D. .
3-BEDROOM to~ flat at
boo fit at G yHoc Perdkr 25
9332-BEDROOM top flat in
Alberttown. P e, Da~rjin -
$50 000 33298 61L /
executive style houses Bel Air
kS00AO 1e. tf23G d540, 6
4591 Ryan.
bedroom, apartment bottom
flat at Bent Street $30 000.
O 12 648-7504, 218-4635, 218-
0--- .
FURNISHED 2-bedroom
apt. Idea for couple, single
persons US$500 month ,
41S~25 daily. 227-3546, 60 ~
ONE lar e self-contained

'g'"-ont 0eta 2838 Mide

styledat)RSHS~u tabl eocr a
$4u 0e or slin Oe persd n
Call 23 1 -642 9', 6 2 -

rent funsE UT V du e rnshedg
from US$800 20 Prime
2R5e98 3TS02 -69,62-
n fE R O f ya t i

Tel.,3gnliI, water, etc. Tel. 685-

ufurn shedD OMUS$1h 0e0s

"26e 2nd hog Or e rag.Cl
FUNISHE ro f r
sigeworking male $4 500
wel.Phone No. 613-2647.

1n 000t BRiCK eDAM 2 000.

KE\)HOMES 628- 715-

CARICOM Garden. Fully
-nsbbed ado tue exbe tive
with all modern facilities. 64 -
furnished and secure executive
building with four self-
contained bedrooms.
Telephone 64b2 16n3e lae

Regent St., large secure around
floor. Telephone 642-06 6.

pae- $100 000 e ot. Tel 2683-

sorE 2-ed buidin with
telep to rne i a nd Capelil.C

ow3M ofiats urnise a50u 0
-nere concet ..I 000 bn
Bpacklnd unfurnish ed. 4-

Deroomye housen botmiat n
South frrn frihd (2k S

KT Jbedroomd Abs ea Etae -@
2la 30324hed H628v-e7 6 5 d-`_

C & S ROOF Garden for
wedding or any other occasion-
Furnished hall, bridal chair,
arches, food warmer. DJ & music.

and e oh etc. th clo b

Clu 8HED aartmer~ts -

500. Eccles, unturnished 3-
bedroom $55 000 $60 000 &
$80 60 3Cnt~act us on 233-
QUEENSTOWN 2-bedroom
bottom flat $40 000; Nandy Park
- fully furnished house U $700.
Con act Roberts Realty First
FdratiO cLife 2B2do Tel 27-
72 fie. 225f n oe,
644-2099 Cell.

furnished 2-bedroom upper flat
apartments with HiC, AC, tel.,
MMC secured. washer and

e05 Sil a7ersoln U5$5 .

62E8L AI 82 M. HS OM S -

YOU or anyone you know has
anything to sell or rent? Call -
225-9695 or 621-8271. Netsurf
International Real Estate.

BentK Sreet $4M Lde $M

Cer 2che Itret $7.5M. CMl

and residence. Telephone 226-
frnRAN POtThED nonc et
vac nt pssession rc
ne otiable. Telephone 642t
06 6.r -

PRIME Star Iuyana) Realty
ve ces, etcseCa11 2F7-3 .
ONE 3-bedroom property,
back yard of fruit trees. Must be
sold 6.5M. Call 264-1449,
655-2778, after 4 pm
MR Patrick Pereira has
properties from $8 million
awards. Phone 225-2709/225-
598. 623-2591 669-3350bak

cottage, Croal Street, G/town -
$6M. 609-2302, 225-5782, 233-
pa1tm4-BEcDkRhOOMe it
8P~~Iml~~ce:~bc k 3600 n~dlition). Te

KITTY 3 properties -$16M
neg., Kitty -1 property $3.8M
n ,Bent St. $4M neg. Tel.
22 -2256.
1 HOUSE &r land in
residential. Serious en uiries
-only. No agent. Tel. # 68 -2434.
1 6-BEDROOM house and in
Better Hope. Serious enquiries
only. No agent. Tel. # 685-2434.
large storage space, good for
residential or commercial
ses~" $30M. 223-6268, 660-
ANNANDALE two-storey
three- bedroom house and land

newl e 0 n~ed.y Aemk}9 5-k $79
CallM 1 or 2550591 69

NORTH Road 3-store
htl bs28R I Este c 3 7
_54,(home) 26-41:
seISDuREAL Estate can rent or
have avai ebe cents waiting
Tel. 231-7864horu 64- 0701an

Vreed-en-Hoo Canal No. 2,
WBD. Kitty. 65 -5967 -
VERY attractive, spacious 4-
bedroom house in Ogle, qeu et
a rea, lrg ad Foro sae

exe u ORsY y co cre e
residential area $15N hurry
Tel. # 231-6540, 652-4591

BR gK AM.n ovrseas, lc l
functions $45MIUS$225 000

P~lCRoad 6ain n~tc
back/front driveway Patios.
40 x 40 lawns, $1 45MiUS$78
000. Ederson's 226-5496.


conc HteO Pu furnished idi iney
Idea for Cambio, insurance'
000. dr sos 22365 S$175
PARIKA new shopping center
invests wisely a) 2-store
building, b) general store,37c
b nd/E e hoouse22755M49U $
ROBB St. 3 2-storey wooden
building. Ideal 3-storey
supermarket, sublet 20-ming
mls $6e a e s0000n'sO n

NEW H~abopek EB2sonree 6
b huildihaand rad ontrier aidea
fohrl w g5a dUS$e32n g n
Ederson's 226-5496.

buildingsln toa bu Qrtown. AItown.
S/Rulvit itty!/Vile and oe g
ote ra.Ederson's 226- 46

storeys t buildi Long $75M/$50MI
mtedicale. Ederson's 226-546
CHRLESTBOWN. vacant 3~

storey wooden building. Ideal
Church, school, general store,
Edeeron's 225-54 S8000.


Gu suwocGarden 5 1 ;

20 Executive Residential
$800 US 5000 US
$1,000 US $5,000 US

A'AIrusted ~am~e"
2271988, 270-4470,85236434
Email: jewasatreallyyahwoosom

sor yeda bildinna withll s

n. Areca, large ean dne il
concrete building. immediate
vacant possession. PriCe
negotiable. 642-0636-
reiNGSTogNn sjrseas!idcal
building for any religion s
ounc3iohn o any ottie5F $ io
000. Ederson's 226-5496. i

tranSpre QUI acresA lad ~t
sawmill, shed 320' x 34' ftcun
bond 30' x 20' ft forexoin
furniture $241M!US$1S 0
Ederson's 226-5496. 1

edE ECE aa n 2

iUnS5 (o0n.a de ns n's 202 j-
wooden & concrete build g,
dOw tar bu sons $OsM n2o ~

DURBAN St. Iar e 2-store

Edersones 226-5496.

6pr Tats scol

ONE two-storey wooden and
f x e2 f stae 3 cs f
Corentyne 5 bedrooms ele.
contained, large hall, kthen and
arage4. Prceneoabe l
POPULAR Ni ht club land
hang out bar with Ivin ~uqi~ter.
Sbsi eds omoeh on haapela
land in aated community. 823-
1317, 2 6-1742. i

gG2 ds S. Cuia ii'
40Mi~ OI ader Garden S M 11

transported~ mprrties. 30 at es

2 bedrooms, 2 other bundiongs for
workmen. generator 7KV. water
pum~p 3 Hg boat and outboard
en ne. Contact # 616-5757!
69 9802. After 5pm 233-3022

so ft. first floor 3300 sc fi lar t
land space well built fericed wit
dive way on bohslees. iany
thcilities mepai suited for drive
tru restaurant Tast food outlet
sp rtsC ar, niDe alj sho-p n
ma3. Contact Deo Mraj 22"

Busy4-comner Business
Spot with large
verandah, loc~ated on
the first floor, fully
eqi~~d with light ,
jr~ eephane et
past a y air-COnditionetd.
Su-i e.i for Daoctor s
Office, Internet Caf ,

Vacant possession
MtOve in Today

2777, 22-53

bedro) $2 N 000 3 00 .3
bedroom $40 000, furnished -
$24 000, $45 000. Call 231-6236
APARTMENTS (i-bedroom)

2-BEDROOM bottom flat
in ide toiletebtc I elephoN
Price $20 000 mon ts. Tel. 274-
3918, 274-0217, 274-0207, 648-
91 8
ONE-BEDROOM executively
furnished apartment air
conditioned, hot and cold water,
2-hu urme srvie exclir
surroun ings. Tel. 609-7766 or
225-8427 (after work).
ONE s acious bottom flat
sutbl or df e o uies
Werk enRust, G oret w

1, 2 and 3- bedroom for overseas.
C & S Nigh Club to let, also we
hvbu iher scticm for any kind
wholesale, barber shop, salon,
etc. Contact C & S Night Club -
645-0)787 -
BUSY 4 corner business spot
with ii~ e. randah, located on
teh -il11~ fullie upnped with
Dartially air conditioned suitable
for doctor's office. internet cafe,
salon. school, etc. Measuring 30
ft x 50 ft. Vacant possession move
in today $125 000 neg. Tel. 642-
8402, 227-7677. 223-2503. 38
Cummings & Mviddle Streets & 8
Cam & D'Urban Streets, W~erk-

A t~eritowol-2hedooli -
top flat 335300
ggtfoStoWH 31isttif0III

181 flat shl $850 SS O

y 1811~v~e -35,0 Irdvca
Eeuia 81r I 18110tlmt

li81RahStreet -2 Bedf8051
fleilse 370000
G00( (Hsi|18- 2 $edggil

##88)' more e
NEP' Enterprises

with OON bedom r 1 BiSef
Street, Subryanville, lar e
master bedroom, self- coritain ,
Mot andeccold w t r.u enrtr,
garane attached u mh th wi
"usl"oYls" 8< I6"66-501 or22 -
Sre Ktty rne the-er o
Geor etown. Call 227-0882
627- 193 -
LUXURIOUS apartment for
overseas visitors, c ose to

?_26 p8990, 226-2543. _-
AVAILABLE immediately -
prime business space located on
Sheriff St. -suitable for office

a enis bUtqe I tc a nn
oeo atde moenaitie i ve
219ct27-99 or 223019or628740.

bAsI SPRIGS, Subr anvUIlle,
Quenstown, Secitv iol n 'ivile),
C/vlle, Bel fAir Park (Lama Avre.).

inmen i n scrnb y Cam el I
8148, 62 1624 -01 o 2-4
GpEORGTW most wel A Pr 8 pn
nvei hbouroods. Suranveile -

mocre n USpai 500. Conact 625-
8725 Landlords we welcome our
new9 propertie. Em i
fuaronished lowr fatwihon A
bedroo unurIshe upDer flat,

n urnishtown S'on eeleveEcCicret0
000ll, onel twoPa (2)edoma lower
furnshed haa ouseina BelAir
Sreti wings US150, onmpe four
Bol Ai Spl~rn 2ak US200 ills o
Realty 62 612, 2481.

9/22/2007 10:04 PM


CUI1I _~:UI*-N~N(~13Y(~I~~~I~~~ULl~i-rVI~V 'L~~li~-i.

Soutlh Ruimiveldt Gardens
1 4-BEDROOM (2
apartment) back house. Kitty
mirmaculate condition). Tel

n-eg., Kitty 1 : : .: ,- $3.8M
neg., Bent St. :-M 1 eg. Tel.
22 -2256.

houses $30M neg. or front
house $20M neg. and back
house with dnive way $10M
nes: TEE :9.26_1 9 516
NO AGENT. Mrs. Wilson -
226-2650. 229-2566 to view 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Campbellville
property, 110-240 volts, Iarge
land. suits 2 families.
ErS ATEoAGENoCp. tW wil ret
fees that other agents charge
Call: 222-3314 or 644-7725. 7

MODERN homes Section
'K' $21M $26M Bel Air Park,
U3S3$.2M BNewA ro ipden s
$40M 1- $70M, Earls Court -
$17M and many man~ more.
Contact u~s on 233-29 8. 6'13-
NEW Providence 3
bedrooms + Office all self-
conitained. sitting on- 3 plots of
land, MMC Security, private
acc ss todiree ly to comrrorn~it\
1:O neR C60ntact us on 233

BANKS. PARK (executive) ,
Kerseaint ParkS AlaonticGGarde s,
Subr anvile. Sheriff Street,
Lamra a Gar~dens Bdel AirNPa k i

1: 8~ I~. r~k, D~iaond. TL.
23.5 ACRES cultivated in
citrt.s. coconuits and other fruit
tr as loc atd at M oblissa

.II.- 4 .buses also on Lan6/
runnin~a .ero alpi Cn 7

VERY large, partially
biltstn aldostb2 a es of la
In prime area on Eping Avenue.
. eli Air Park. Suitable for
business. residence.6 2 lots
sir s~sSareasat
I- ~ to the Stelling a~na
c I, i-,for bu ness
besience. d ot ncon isiny 01
area alon rove
.1 .I C id.. EBD. 225-4492.
225 9404.

HiOME Gymn A~rlmost new -
$70D 000 niegotiablie. 627-7038.
MIXlED breed do s for sale,
2 yrs old. Contact 6 7-2794 or
SHERWIN Williams Latex
cncr en pain in wite and

3"' inches Swimming Pool
Tablets. PHONE 233-0608 (8 am
-- 4 prr!), Mon. to Fri.
EARTH & Builders waste for
sale. Delivery to spot, also Bob
Cat rental. Call: `626-7127
winODGL M 3S3e0rith T ro
neggtlable. Tel. 227-2578.
ONE female pure bred
Gem~a57sS10epherd. Weeks old.
7'e-- - - .
FOREIGN Pools table.
Contact C & S Night Club. 645-
blS~EIPE PforesalC 15t b ak
34941, 642-1288q. 691-3026.
JOHN Deere Combine 7300,
Fiata ri Combine, L413 Laverda
'30m i~n 132. Tel. 625-5567.
STIHL Grass cutters 85 Hp -
$45 000 each, steel racks to sell
gas or water $18 000. Call 688-
9141 '
GOING cheap! Freezer 110v,
fridge 220v, lar e center table
wooden withl bookshelf. Call 612-
DELL Computers P-3
complete and intern~et ready,2one
yerw2 3rainty ~0220002 4925-
ONE 55" Sonv WE9A flat
screen TV (a$68a 000), one
Ornss ~ng lahe chair $140
TWO (2) Yamnaha 250
outboard engine left and right
1 r 4 itchcc. Cl 20-H38n7d7a233V
:40 .. .. .. . ... ..........
MEMORY Card for cell
phones, di ital camera, MP 4
player, ia ~o, video camera.
Wayne -9-6620, 689-5685
220~-7963 '
ONE 2 %-ton Mitsubishi
(eI clsed) Tcarint 7n 2e ao
1-4604. Price neg.
Ownler I having coumtry.3"x61

LWod3a e LandinRso e, t aleRsu wth
TRAINING DV~s Microsoft
Vista. Office 2007. Corel Drawl3,
Adobe C530N62s7-883 0 abe-

Itarafe small, impor~te ad 13ca311
JEM S Clothina Vorld Plus
For sale oithrlph3 ea v-dT h

8 92e- ones. 2726 21

226-6432, 623-2477

WasheRs.TSherr statsDm
motors, belts, valves. kno s. etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
BOAT for sale. One n~ew 20'
x 4' 10" x 1` 8" Vee bottom made
fil brow ns l~r.. Ido21e. Call

HUIRRY! HUR"RYl I -i .1 .1 .1
a new sh pment of 1 !-_ ior..tLs.:,
aear box 9. Con-tact~ Rcnald. Tel
261;-7166, 660-1269
SMALL pups (fluffy &r short
legs), 6 weeks old, full
vaccinated and deworm~edl. Te .
233-2624, 613-8219.

clothes from USA. Jeans -$3 000,
Shirts/tops $1 500O. 220-4791-
aarts- doors, fenders. bonnets,
tindist,rseen, trun,ks AT 170i. A69C1,
FB13,. EP8L etc. Tel: .227-2835
ONlE 580 c lkym-a! ; -I 1
Slaltiht Contact

L iongj b~oos, rain coat & suis


ONE AT 92Carina.
Automnatic, fvlly powered. AC.
.~i ii.isic. Tel 256-3216 or
MOTOR CAR. CALL 226-5061
OR 61107T 170 Carlna. PGG
Series. Excellent condition -
$890 000. 618-1753.
excellent condition.. Call 623-

ONE AE 81 for sale
excellent condition. Mags, etc.
265-3298 or 645-3571.
odOaNE BlC NisRai kSeuny602b~e
1 AT 170 CORONA. full
pow reld, A P76ce neg. Ca

ONE Tovota Long Base RZ
runhas BHH Series for sale
T.111ri;'7394 r 22n4 4
Price $850 000. Call 616-6606,
Sreautomatic, fully powerede,
Aic cb set, 17", mag rims. 616-
2769, 216-1279.

exce ln~t conditio I workingasen
r'~ 3,l 6 1 1 0 0200 neg. Call
ONE motor scooter LF 150 T
C 11 cc i od w606kina cnd t one
negotiable. ___
ONE. AT 140 Corona. back
00ieel dri e2 3or Ibe.Prce3 $32940

AutoOT)atic,Afull10 0 wr d
excellent condition $975 000
neg. Tel. 642-6159.
w eels kbe c~oxr.2 all b2r
3786 anytime.

modl NFulS yolaTded with 0
1 esores. Contact 623-0957,
doors, 2 500cc diesel, 5-speed
mrajnuIM Bl Ik6ac~cesso8"es, etc.
RZ LONG Base minibus, EFI,
mags. CD. Call 661-925 .
1 TOYOTA Pick up in good
condition. For details. call 218-
yBEDFORD T! 'an, I i,,, i
p rfec 9clonditio n~-1 rilll'-''
MODEL M 330 with Turbo,
winch GJJ Series. Price
nlegEotiable. Tel 227-2578 ~_
$1 550 000. TEL. 648-5007.

4300KM. VVTI en ine. Price -
$20M. TEL. 226-8 48/625-1624.
diesel, excellent coniditioni. No
reasonable roiffe refused. Contact
Chris 610-9755.
2 AT' 192 Sl 450 000 each,
F II.~~ .. ... ....-. Tel. 687-
ONE open- back Tnyolta Pic~k-
up; engine~ cabin foulr-wheel
.r~e ext leont rondliion. Prc
AT~ 212 ., 102 CA;RINA. AE
1020 Corolle & Ceres. EP 92
Starlet. Toyota Pa~ckc up 1r-10:.
RAV-4 Pajamo. J)R. Am1-ar 20:-
9691. 621 -0037.

TEL. 622-1671, 226-3500 -
1000KM.TVEVLTI 2rln8)4 2ie
NISSAN B 12 Sunny inl
working condition. PGG Series.
Price .5400 000 ne otiable. Tel.
646-3978. 661-336 .
1 RZ Long Base miniDUS.
Allags, mulsi crysa ligahtts.6etc.:
87 2.
MASSY Ferguson tractors
f~riomelEngn &us 1 Crrived
ONE Honda Scrambler XLR
125 $200 000 neg. Tel. 223-
9336. 669-8782 F Rudy.
ONE AFT 170 Carina,
excellent condition. Tel. # 613-
1588,S6H4ZU212 d ice 2857 00

Jeep Wagoneer $750 000.
611-8912. 669-8173 Eddie.
SCgnmp ,_. Werk p-st -
fulONoEwMI SU1B7S1-Im Lce
Series. Owner leaving country.
Tel. 690-7833 or 688-8181.
TOYOTA D na truck Long
Base, 14 feet fray, 15B engine.
3 tons AC, new from Ja an. 74
Sheriff St., C/ville. 226- 109.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona -
newly sprayed, new en mne,
soiler ag grms, A4,C2~ Os t

leain crayn ounty ko a
anyhn to sel rent?kCoowthac
22 6 5 or 621-8271. Netsurf
International Real Estate.
orBeS Tdeals, vehicle for sale or call 225-
8199, 621-8271. Netsurf
International Rea0 Estate.Eta

Cab, AC. mint condition, fully
powered, automatic $2.3M ne .
Call 225-8527, 223-1327, 65 -
doors automatic, fully powered,
AC, alarm,2PHH Series. Contact
62a~u 363-4841, 223-4026'


3 At 92 Cari'nas

mayj$? musidc, a $fm, G~iC
j Contact

Lt 1-80 Hadfield Street I
behind Brickdafm
Police Station
Teh 225-9700,623-9972

AE 100 To ota L- Touring
Wagon (Priva e). Automatic,
fully powered. A!C. mlaos. CD
Player-. Price $1.3M Contact
Rocky 621- 902 or 225 -1499*
Series, CD Ilayer, AC, automatic.
In excellent condition. Tel. 642-
0960, 226-8449.
1 AT 170 T'oyota Carina, F/

-NISSAN Laurel grand Extra
automatic fully powered best
offer accepted. 2p25-2503, 624-
8402, 227-7677.
BMW4 3251 convertible sports
car fully ~poweredd only 28~ 00
miles bs offel: accepted. 25- ~
e.503. 624-8402. 22 76777.
NISSAN Pick ulp D21 model
extra cab 2xa need somne wo~k

L NC1O LN\ To cr full
Lowered exce~ll t ca y ~l~~
p~fee tio Ed 40 r

fully powuredi- on~ly -
seats. Best offer -.. .2 '
0446 niot .-.0a-r 1
6324-8402. ..-'~

FORD Tow truck need
mmor, work sold as it $450 000
cash. Tel. 225-2503. 624-
8402. 227 7677.

H: 226-1742 C:6S23-1317

ONE 22R Toyota 4-Runner
right hand dnive. Imported brand
new. Fully powered, alarm.
crystal lights $2 150 000 neg
Tel. 220-9931 or 643-6565 o
LINCOLN Tow car stretch
limosine as a going concern
only on in Guyana equip with


3 Toyota IfZ minibus
ERf, mags, music, etc.

Let 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind% Brickdamtl
Police Statrion
IoTeh 225-)7C00

model,Ana,0 1e~watreas, D.0C
"GG mSeries. neye work hirae
- 667-8700. 220-2047.

(fl1 IT gh170a 0 yta tC'o na
powered. Alc. mag rims. CD
player-. Price $875 000.
Cnt~act Rocky -225-1400, 621-

1 AT 170 Toyota Corona
(full light), automatic, fully
powered, Alc, mag$ rims, CD
player..Price 875 000.
Contact Rocky -225-1400, 621-
FOR SALE! 1 (one) To ota
.Pick up, GJJ ill, excel ent
condition. Contact No. 227-
5604, 225-4443. 225-4534,
231-3187, 658-7002. 622-
7628. Mr. A. King.
ONE Toyota 110 Sprinter
Motor car, PHH Series. Excellent

Chrome 1996 model, PKK
Series. mags, sun roof. CD
layer. TV, AC. etc. Price $3 aS50
000 neg. Call 220)-67703. 612-
1 T100 Toyota Extra Cab
4 x 41. automatic, fully powereii
a~c. CD Pirayer. Price 52 4M
Contiact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 NISSAN~ 813 Sentra
(P:rivate). automatic, fuLiy
powered. A/C, mags, CD p;layer
22 10 0 21 C ta~ct Rocky
STOYOT'A EP 82 (Tul~rbo)
Starl-et (2- door) automatic. fu~llly
powered AiC, mnag rims. Pnce -
9375 000 Contact Rocky
621-5902, 225-1400

650-4054 MARK.

GaOXYGENta nd Acee lenne
service. 10-11 Mc Doom Public
Road, EBD. PHONE 233-0608
(8 am 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
aSE Anos MXE 4000
3000 ($245 00)1 1 500 ($8140
000) PV equalizer guitars,
delays. speakers JBE Black
1Nidow. ne~utrix mics. etc. 227.
7528, 629-4282
ONE home gym. Very good
condition. One heavy dut singer
w80n0maBcT air n-ondit luern
(Sdlitunit with remote). Tel. 227-

S(NEW) Sharp 20" TV- $37
4000im-box Sa3rge ~sdtem~god
condition), 1 1 000 watts
transformer -- $5 000 (good
condition), 2 VCRs $6 000
each, (good condition). Call
Chris 233-0150,
PHONE 233-0~608 (8am -4 pm),
Mon. to Fri. .. .

TMoori RMTTor Mri Oxf r ,
. arb tor Carin AA 60
Bluebir 9rl0 body engine and
spnaec Cit Tapxi rv eaila2b
HURRY to Status
de er in itlsatheelite di hc, As
for your Interior location. View
sports-m-ax for just sport live
cricket, boxing, foo ball, etc.
Tel. 227-1151. Ask for De Peazer
- 684-8764, 646-5000.
WELDING eguipmnent
welding plans 110 220 volts. 6
in~cludin spir ornnd ., 2 ta ) .
Call 25 -3054 656-6321.

502.FRE4AN 40 &114112,Aso
eidum IE;Jr 3son~s6 ad A m
4 gm), Mon ~to Frp .......
completely build dredges. Also
a rbessar pup an d ege
MARBLE stone counter top}
granite 4'; 1 sink & faucet
(double bowl), P.V.C pi es %' &
%', Ch~inese seine boa 32-ft. &
enie Price neg. 220-2976 or

dordfrs df ee 160cdu.cFo. i0 voI
-e $ 0280 0r0n.k Telp oo

FIBERGLASS resin. matting
hrn ner. s edts. tloat woven
runnlngl boards scoops Germnan
helmets 8 24 ft boats 4 x 4
covers. WNe also do repairs to
fiaergl ask en pl ctcp~r30fc~ts'
610-0575. 97 P ovden Eg
De~m..oepp. Sta ~uv nc
SALEl SALE! SALE! 1 ive-
he~ad Robinson moulder, 1 4-
heaad, 12 inches mroulder, 1 24"
suirfacer. 2 band saws. joiner and
surface, sharpeners, cross cut
saw. radial arm saw, square
blocks, round blocks, slotted
knives. flat knives, saw blades,
etc. Tel. 270-6460, 609-7852

NEW CHEAP 170s, 192s,
212s, PICK UP. 628-0715.
1 NISSAN Sunny B 12
Excellent condition'. ~Contact
2 WORKING 580c
H macs $2.71V for both. Call
6 3-9566.
110 TOIYOTA Corola. PJJ
9506, excellent condition. Cal
151 17 CFA Ifb6F O 5

ne .I 1 3343.
1 RZ minibus. EFL. Lon l
Base, BH-H Series, 1 AT 17
Carina Ph-one 268-3~953, 612
54 19

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?le 9 & 24 p65j

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I Mr ~l~i~od Sorii~j n 68638J3B 2~j(

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~~II~N~Bli~ ~d~i FeC~iiil dLS~ SEPfI~-~BEk ~, 20 ~i,; 2-5
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Ch:'RI rin t east 3 yrs
C0i~a n1 razle J an

ersen toans Emo

Camo-beilv ile Georgetown
ONE M~aid to work 3 hours
a day from~ 8 am to 11 am.l i:
rays ai week in? H-asiington! New~
Sc-emeR. E:CD Salar: $2
O;pr :n~onth. Prefer: some
a Trom: Enm7o;E o
Haid ll~igtr Call 62-r :e

technician and mechaniic
jhkis. Exiellent! salary. Must
have a sound secondary
education. Ap 1y Guyania
68Rb Sb. ?ac t~o '37
lotown. Call for M~s. Cindy;

WiANTED) a care tdAker
meof dougs.
aiomdtonuy oif Dr-idac
Maliuiie cou~pie prefeirered

sai to~an fuest rre
tech~niclan and electrician
skilis. Ext-ellenti salary. Must
n-ave a sound secondary
education~ Apply Guyana
.- aina Nut Centlre.
town Call for Ais c on, G


Disrsa hers, driver sn do ntra t
Tax, Service base 2' Co:rn:n ~~
:i~ Sou. t oci -< 5- 73

skill.; M~ust sour; se~ona
un'el torj raiM :to
Roij. St. Lac~ytowni
WANTED urcient v
1~p at br n~ lbookmi~ io
C L-;l.- - 4M: ald
\16 iv 33c 3C6; L93-08S54. -;8-
WVANTED by overseas
buiyer Best Drice off~eredl. World i
War ; Rlsmmrca
anpect ca siv ell tpook 0 mortar
used~~ x rira tes 1n ot~
decorative pu poses Tel. F
Davilar Snr. r 2-j5557
s;lana Vie3y Oitdr ana N
centre 68 ~Robb Str-eet,
LactLo~wn, Gttownl
.2-BE?",7~ ehbuse toR rnd
Street. Regent St., or Chad~otte
Street Contlact 6143522 '
cameras, laptop computers.
electric No.' lah' N90, 91.
226-643 023-237
Aply mr --=-n Rau~l oplisctiod
sSr, a ~ i:-Ton Restaurant.
ONE reliable Nigiht Guard.
Apply with anld written
applications! tos Recens
Houisehold Flortranin r
Re ent! Road 1_ .... 1.* 22'7-

Maker, RotilPuri cook. Appin in
person Hack's Hafaal
toe au~rant. 5 Cmmerce St.. G/
MANAGER to work at Club
Purple Heart Essequibo Coast.
Must have experience in
management. Call 225-2535,

incWA TRESS anld ALad Lidve
Sports Br 14 Vryheid, ECD
contact Safraz or Fezo. 220
5244, 220-2047, 657-8700
ONE spray person to work
in a furniture shop. Must be able
to spray chairs, etc. Using paint -
or stain or lacquer. Can 223-
0819, 628-7410~ or 227-0902.
HIRE car drivers with
knowledge or dispatching, to
work fbr reputable taxi service-
Need reference from last
em loyer. Call Jeffrey 227-
77 6 or 622-8350-
ONE ex erienced
sa esman. Must have
technician and electrician skills.
Excellent salary. Must have a
sound secondary education.
Apply Guyana Vanety Store and
Nut Centre, 68 Robb St.,
Lacytown, G/town. Call for Ms
Ci!ndy-. _.....~~~~~_~_:

H ,NDA CliP'A. AC. S e~r
0;i. ii Oi a mf 0 atiz l
Inia: T dorsd Pnce: w



lea her alloy wheel. CD playe,.
Mjbis~h ColtS 203 j -ol Al
(CD changer, alioy wheels

(2002 mode. alloy heels
le her full t-o y kit 01ala

2003 $2.4M (alloy wheels. CD
N Ee200eleather).l~oyodt Coo
wheels. CD player, leather).
Suzuki Baleno 2000 s1 2l.

ether). hAtssubish I)Diae
$1 4Ml. Toyota Carina AT 2:1
51.0Mn. N~issan Civihian 3)-
seater bus $2.8M\:. lojyoa AT
192 $8t00 000 Toyota bitz -

6 hcis.L eric r neg ta lr
and quoted on thle wharf! Let
uis order' vehicles directly from
Japan and Singapore and sale
you money! Contact Fazela
Auto Sales - 276-0245. 628-


sk Uualo, TOOIUI satman *
3 TROIW, 9-4X40 Pit U

225-8700; 823-8872

U1~23 sr If-B

1 HONEST Taxi Driver.
Phone 231-2789 or 227-8858.
611-4245, 231-2789.
PHONE 231-2789 OR 227-
LIVE-IN Domestic.
9elph~one 227-0060, 629
I995L~l _~ ....~ __.
MATH Tutor for CXC
student. Call 626-6909 or 225"
ONE female Clerk,
computer experience is an
asset. Call 231-5171.
1 LIVE-IN Domestic from
country area between ages 25
--4 9 years old, Tel. ~2~t23-74
WANTED for immediate
clients apartments houses,
warehouses. Tel. 22'1-2256.
Sales Clerks;- Apply at
Ro yal woodwork ing general
store at Regent
DOMESTIC. CALL 233-2738,
640-0661, 622-5794.
INVERTER (used) perfect
working order. "Tr pn Lite" -
4502walts. Tele lone 227-
AATLER6NOO4N. 2:30 -7:40.

DvCrONwteCTKEi cars mtch
Tel. Nos. 233-037310377 or

Waitle sELCal RookH per2251
1923, 226-8311, 660-4659.
OL.D batteries 93 Sussex
.& Adelaide Sts., Albouystown,
Guyana. Call 225-9812, 09g-
2449, 649-?172
ONVE D,.J. with CD). Must
know to plav cod music.
Contiact C & S restaurant &
Bar, Sheriff Street.
McoMmP AtEDndat kat EsoD
and NIS Cards and recent
testimonial. 233-2652:...
1 WHOLE day Domestic.
Mature and responsible to work
in Kitty area. Call 6i12-9364 for

1 TOYOTA Townace (9
smeaater mm bus, rn it 7!'
C t e-t Rocky 621-5902or

(Tu EP2 doTOYOTA Starie

gpe ijr Pic $5751040000. Co 1 ac

manual 4TO 40 Ama 2 at
condition.ock950 2020314n~eo
Contact? Rok -2510
62:1-590 .


1 AT 170 CARINA. Price -
;00 000 ney 628-0972. 655-


100 COROLL (PHH Series)
of iite. AC. Iui E < ii
259-3237. 662-1156, 655-7839
1 TOYOTA Manne,i ' v i
oaded wvith spoiler. flair. 5
and music Excellent condi:
Contact G421-c246 or F600-33; 3

1 ML'ITSUBISHI (7seaterj
mini~bus (PHH series), aulomnatic.
AC. magj rims, never wiorki htre.
Price 61.1M. Contact Rocky .
# 225-1400. 62 di902AT12

MitsubishriLancer $1MY down
payment. Carina AT 212. Corolla
AE '110 & 11~1 $300 000 down
payments. Call 231-6236
AT 192 Carina $1 350 000,

md~el2 Toyoao Tacoma 06n 4
4 fully loaded, Nissan Titan
06 4 x 4' fully loaded. Unique
Auto Sales. Tel. 647-0856.

GURljh USED VEHt l:~

top notch condition
magamusic, fully loaded, ete

brehind Burikdam
Police Station
Tezl: 225-9700

Now available- Top quality
reconditioned vehicles. Cars:
To ota Alteeza (Six Speed) SXE
10; Tota vsta SCP 10; To ct
Vista ZV 50 Wa os: Coroo a
AE 100; Caldina ET 196; Honda
CRV RDI; To ota Hilux double
cab Pickup RZN 147 Toyota Land
Cruiser FZJ 80 (Fully Loaded)
Diesel Buses: Toyota Hiace (15
Seater) LH 172; 4WD LH 178
Nissan Vanette 10/12 Seater
Mitsubishi Canter trucks 2/3 Tons
Enclosed; 3 tons freezer;
Toyoace open tray 4wd Truck BU
72 .Order early and get the best
prices on the duty free vehicles
Full after sales service and
financing available Deo Maraj
Auto Sales .207 Sheriff and Sixth
streets, Campbellville 226-4939,
6 a-7n ruAtname and service
yo :a tr s .. .... . .......
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab --
LN 172, LN 170. RZN 174, Toyota
Hilu~x Double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN~ 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167.

1ab- LN oy06 Toykoxa yHng
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Toyota Carina AT 192,
A0TO T2,yo~t VstaM nVo 5A0E
Ho d~aAC V AROA1.2 XAaR1A1V
Toyola Mark IPSUMV SXM 15.
2A,o Toa 2C 1n~a P~raemi K
210, lroyota Hiace Diesel
SZCH21A10, M ubashi Cadia Lanc r
Torn Wao AE 100.
C tr itgRose aRmdehol Auto
Sales, 2G26 Sotuth R .I.
Rour a, Gearge own. e.
226-8953, 226-1973, 227~
3185. Fax.. 227-3185. We
g ive youI th e best cau se
you deserve the best
RECENT shipment from l
Japian/Sindgaporer Toyota
Soluna 200-$1.4M (alloy

w saFiCD(20 93 toe al
wheels, leather, full body kit '
Black, alarm) $2.3M, H nda
City $;1.4M (leather, alloy
wheel. CD player) Nissan Sunny
2002 $2 2M (executive car,


1 3-STOREYED building
newly built in the heart o
New Amsterdam. Price
rd~u245dcr~as~ticall~y. Call

nu X GGEaNsand Ae~t lene
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Bristol bowls

fourDw c~ke win
LEFT-arm spinner Leroy Bristol snared six wickets to lead
Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to a comfortable four-w~icket
win over Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in one of the semi-
finals in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) sec-
ond-division Hand-in-Hand 50-over cricket competition yes-
terday at the GD~F ground Camp Ayanganna.
Bristol took six for 23 from nine penetrative overs as DCC
dismissed the soldiers for a partly 138 in 34.3 overs while DCC
in reply safely achieved thre target in the 30th over,
Supporting Bristol were m~iium pacer Edward Burnett and
A-ntonnel Atwell with two for 23 (10) and two for 39 (9) re-
spectively for DCC whose irinings was paced by a fine 35 front
Trov Nurse which contained four fours and W. Rollins with 31
(4x4,. lx6) as Clinton Collins took two for 27 from ten overs
while T. Frazer collected two for 22 from his eight overs.
When CDF batted after they were inserted, Sherwin MvcCal
month hit 50 with three fours and a six while no other batsman
was able to make a solid contribution after the Berbician Bristol
ripped through the innings.
And over Transport Sports Club (TSC) ground at Thomas
Latnds, Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) hammered Guyana Na-
tional Industrial Corporation (GNIC) by a comprehensive ten
wicket victory.
GNIC were asked to take first strike and were bundled out
for an embarrassing 37 in just 18.4 overs while MSC in reply
reached 39 without loss.
Former national player Neil Barry took three for six from
three overs while Seon Daniels grabbed two for five from six
overs. When MSC batted, Elton Adams made 14 and Aaron
Frazer 13.
'The date and venue will be announced shortly.
Ravendra Madholall)

century .n..


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EAST Coast's substitute Ralph Moffatt (6) go between two Barticans in yesterday's semi-
final encounter of the GFF's Inter-Association U-15 tourney played at the GFC ground.
East defeated Bartica 4-1. (Quacy Sampson photo)


CHRONICLE September 23, 2007

PAuhS,AFriancem(Reuters) -
scathed after being given a
real fright by- Tonga to be-
come the first team into the
World Cup rugby quarter-fi-
nals yesterday.
The Springboks held on for
a 30-25 victory in Lens which
gularantees top spot in Pool A-
securing a probable last eight
meeting with Wales or Fiji.
England at last.had reason to
smlile after their torrid defeat by
Soulth Africa. a 44-22 win over
Samoa in Namtes going somne
wa1y to restoring confidence. .
The world champions will
.join the Sprmnghoks mn progress-
ing from Pool A if they beat
Tonga in their final match on
September 28-
Argentina have not
looked back since surprising
France in the tournament
opener and the Pumas made
it three wins from three in
facile fashion, running nine
tries past Namibia in a 63-3
romp in Marseille.
The win left Argentina top
of Pool D on 14 points. four
ahead of hosts France and five
'in front of Ireland.
The Pumas need only earn

aid pensive bo~n s pointlin their
guarantee top spot and avoid a
quarter-final against New
"Of course we have a lot
of confidence and there's a

Mar~celo Loffreda.
Soth Africa coach Jake
White's decision to field a sec-
ond-string side against Tonga al-
most bacckfired~ as the Pacific Is-
landers threate~nedd a major up-
set. .

ondl-half try by prop Kist Pulu~.
On came John Smit.
Bryan Habana, Victor
Matfield and Francois Stevn
and the move appeared to pay
off as tries from Juan Smith.
Bobby Skinstad and fullback
Ruan Pienaar, his second of
thle match, put day~lighlt on
the scoreboard.
But Tlonga hadl shown re-
solve in shocking Samlou 19-15
in their last ma~tch and back
they came with tries~ fr~om cen-
tre Sukanaivalu H-ufanlga anld
11anker Viliami-Vaki. set~ting up
a tense finale.
White sa~id hi?; \strting side
had not let hia: dow\rn and paid
tribute to bod:ingi Toinga.
''I'm untc~ going to shoot
them all a~t dawn. If they
didn't play well they canl
learn- fromt their experience."
White said.
"It < unfa~ir of rne to say it
was dlisappointin They
haveni:t played together mulch~
and lirll credit to Tonga."
"Tlhis is a World Cup and
I can't underplay it. We got
tested and we probably didn't
get the marks we wanted but
I think they passed with 50

THE setbacks forces South Africa to turn to an experienced
bench and sub Juan Smith helps edge them ahead agamn.
(BBC Sport) .

chance we can win this pool
but don't forget Ireland are a
tough tehmr and can fight
back," said Argentina coach

White was forced to bring
his heavy brigade off' the bench
after the Springbok~s had fallen
10-7 behind after an early see-

EAST Coast and Georgetown
recorded easy victories, yes-
terday, to set up a C3hampion-
ship meeting in the Guyana '
Football Fe~deration's (GFF)
Inter-Association IUnder-15
East Coast kept their un-

From page 27
(GNIC) were engaged in a
tight tussle despite GNIC
.taking first mmnngs. At the
end of play on day two G.CC
staged a.gallanit fightback
reaching 132 for three with
Ran Sarwan unbeaten on 38
a~nd Leon Johnson on 37 with
five fours. The lead was 68
runs. Robin Bacchus' 45
included six fours.
Earlier. GNIC. recsuming on 1
the penultimate day nicely on
12_5 for four after. the'V lioG.ietl
GCC for 1627. w-ith Mark
MIonfort on 55 and Davidl Dick
on 17. they progressedi to 220
all out with Montfortt making
62 laced wIith six four-s while
Dick went on to score 42 (6x4).
Richard Chaturia made 40 (4x4)
alnd Garfield Newthon was Ileft
not out on 22, (2x4) as leg-spin--
ner Ricardo Jadunauth baggecd
six for 52.
Over at Everest cricket
ground on Carifesta Avenue,
Gandhi Youth Organisation
(GYO) were 60 for one reply-
ing to Transport Sports Club's
(TSC) 203 all out. GYO, still m
arrears of 28 runs to make TSC
bat again, the not-out batsmen
are Rajesh Persaud on 21 (2x4)
and Kevin Singh yet to get off
the mark while experienced
Michael Goolsarran earlier made
34 with three fours.
On the resumption of .
play over-week, TSC were 78
for four with Stephen Alves
on 32 and Ruden Clarke on
11 with the former scoring a
.fine 91 which included seven
fours and a solitary six while
Quint Proctor and the 63-
year-old Wilfred White
chipped in with 23 (1x4) and
20 (1x4) respectively.
Medium pacer Vaden
Walker picked up three for 43,
Carl Bowen with two for 44 and

blemished iel~cr. intact, as they
disposed of~ Bartica 4-1 in the
first of th6 tw\o semi-finals
played at the G;FC ground. Na-
tional UT-15' player Jevon
Gibson gav;e Ea~st Coast the lead
in the 14th minute, but Lib~sicy
jones equally ed for Bartica in

the 28th miliute.
Another National L .
William Eur~ope regained the d(-
vantage for liast Coastahtee
minutes from the endl o` the
fIir-st hal f of the 80-minute : nior~l i
In the second p~eriodl Kenn
Cappell (66.) aInd Den~lln

Bent ick (75') j oined the scorer's
list to send the Paul Jaumes-
coached side into the final with
fouir winls from as many games.
In the second match-uip. a
goal in each lialf by the City
boys denied the lads fr-om West
Demerarn a~ place in the I'ma~l.
T`he margin of defeatl should
havec been much wilct:. but Na~-
tional U-15 forwardl M~arkou
Maircus walsted no fewer than
three clear-cut 'one-on-one
\\ith National U-15 goalkeeperl
PeterI Mviggins.
Eonl Alleyne wYho played in
central defence for Guvauna s U-
15c in T&tT last momth wyas
placed in the forwardl position
by. Geor~getown's coach Peter
Lashley and the Conquerors
youtlh player responded with a
20th-minute conversion.
Second-half -substitute
Damian Wilson netted the
other goal just before the fi-
nal whistle to ensure
Georgetown a place in the
Championship match and a
chance to avenge their 5-1
clobbering in the preliminary
group competition. (Allan La


Anthony fill two for 25 bowl-
ing for GYO.
And over at the Malteenoes
Spor-ts Club ground. the home
team were in sight of another
outright victory after gaining
first innings points.. By
stumlps. Police. in their second
innings with 71 runs to mak~e
the Thomnas Lands boys bat
again. were tottering at 42 for
three with Qukice Nelson on five
and Jason Heyliger on four.
Reginald Rodligues made 20
(2x4) as fast bowler Jeremiah
Harris has so far taken two for
Earlier. MSC resumed on
their over-week score solidly
placed for a big total, reached
245 for six declared with
Shemrby Barrington agonisingly
falling for 99 which contained
seven fours while Harris re-
turned with the bat to make an
unbeaten42 (2x4).
Clive Andries chipped in
with 32 runs, hitting four fours
and two sixes while Delroy
Jacobs who was over-week on
15, made 28 (lx4, lx6).
Jason Heyliger claimed
four for 58, bowling for the
lawmen who made 132 in
their first innings.

La Grange United: Majeed XI
got a walkover from All Star
The competition continues
-today with three more matches.,
At NIS ground, Floodlight XI'
will come up against Cl Invad-
ers with umpires Lalta Persaud
and Barry -Kingston while at
Providence, Savage XI will
square off against Ruimzeight
XI with Ganga Persaud and
Nazim Khan in charge.
In the other scheduled
match at Kaster ground,
Majeed XI collide with
Stewartville XI, Rano Jairam
and Gavin Douglas calling

TAMIL Tigers registered a
thrilling eight-run victory
over Ariel XI in- the latest
round of the West Indian
Sports Complex Muslim
Youth League 15-over softball
cricket competition on the
West Coast of Demerara.
Tamil Tigers batting- first
scored 150 all out in 15 overs
with lan Patrick hitting 58
which comprised .four sixes
while Jai Ragunath chipped in
with 34 (4x6) as Fidel Singh
took two for 25.
In reply Ariel XI made 142

all out in 15 overs with Richard
Persaud scoring 22 inclusive of
three fours while Krishnadat
Persaud grabbed three for 17
from his allotted three overs.
Scores in the other
matches: Barakat defeated
Shattazville by seven runs.
Barakat XI batted first and
scored 67 all out in 15 overs:
Navin Gopaul 20 (4x4);
Avenash Gopaul 4-18 in 3
overs. Shattazville XI in re-
ply made 59 all out in 13.3
overs: Satesh Gobin 27 (2x6);
Patrick Serros 3-10.

Next Level defeated Hurri-
cane XI by seven runs: Next
Level batted first and scored 67
all out in 15 overs: Damin
Kalliram 24 (4x6), Michael
Gobin 21 (3x4); Aftab Hoosein
3-14 in three overs. In reply
Hurricane XI made 59 all out in
12 overs; Tyron Amos 5-12 in
three overs, Prem Parmanand 4-
14 in 3 overs.
Results in the other
scheduled matches: La Jal-
ousie Estate got a walkover
from La Grange United; Sur-
vival XI got a walkover from

*~ Page 7 & 26.p65

Springboks into Cup

quarter-finals, England win

To mil Tigr arern str rthrilleng u n

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 2/

Indi v ead aaa
From back page
not feel the pressure*
"The pressure will be immense, not on us, though, because
I don't believe in tinking pressure and none of my team will
either," Dhoni said.
"Taking the pressure on board will not help you perform. It
will bring down your confidence."
Yuvraj Singh, who spurred India to victory with an aggressive
70 off 30 balls, agreed with his captain.
"India versus Pakistan is a dream final, the whole world is go-
ing to betw chicnd vna) id he 50-over World Cup earlier this
year, have dominated world cricket for more than a decade but
yesterday they were left to dwell on a rare defeat.
"W~e'll go away and talk about it, we'll realise this format is probably
going to have a big impact on world cricket," Gilchrist told a news confer-
ence. "We need to analyse and put some thought into it.
"There's no-one up there in our dressing room who doesn't care
about it.
"It s annoying and frustrating if you go into a competition
hoping to win it and you don't."

Berbice edge past ...
From page 31
wicket and with Imran Jaferally (1) being utterly clueless, of-
fering no shot to a beautiful delivery from off-spinner Jacobs
(2-23) that bounced and turned, hitting back the off stump,
Berbice had lost their eighth wicket in the 48 th over, with the
score on 176.
Permaul (6) was the other batsman dismissed, caught by Ferrier at
long-off attempting to hit Jacobs out of the ground in the last over.
Gordon (2), was with Fudadin when the overs expired.
Demerara left out Ferrier, Rajendra Chandrika and Krishna
Deosarran from their final- eleven while Davendra Bishoo, Homchand
Pooran and Brendon Bess were on the bench for Berbice.
The tournament continues today with Demerara tackling
Essequibo at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence.

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wve sadly announce the passing of our
f at her, Timtothyg Vernon
Vdan~loytman,a al 1 !lia. I ur ,n ,,
Home in Edmonton, Alberfa alt the age - a'
of !:7. Timn was horn in "--- 10* :
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and he died in Canadcl on Septemberl 2, 2007. Tim emigrated to Coneado in
1986 to be with his children To his Guyanese compatriots Tim wars known
by his middle name, Ver-noni. He grew up in the Pomoroon andi for many
year-s wasj the ownei of a coocnut estate which h~e inhleritedl fromn his father,
Timoty _IV~ l ~ "MG : II '- 1~' :~ ~I~ II Iyas ncopio;roprocef

Tim hadl numerous be others and sisters, al[ of whlom; havet pre deceased
him. He is survived by his ex-wif~e, Mabel, and their 7 thiilrern, viz. Deanna,
teona, Edward: Romeo, Terre~nce, Barbara, and ',:; ~. He also leaves

SRueben, Lloyd, Carl, Titus, Roby~, Lennox, and Keithl Tim i0 !! man
j arnk~hlldren and .ne, ,1-,1w...thi;ldr..r living in Canada, no

Funeral servkle waos held at Harmony Funere (ina
81 Avenue. Edmon~ton, Albertu at 10 am. on Tuas
18. 2007. H-e will be buried of St. ':9l~hn. 5 Cr Cii
Z _. Edmnontoni, Alberia, Canadai.
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Deonauth Baksh on 16 with
three fours and Trevon Griffith
yet to score when bails were
lifted. The first day's play was
abandoned due to the soggy
outfield last Sunday.
Left-handed Patadin
,ah et tehna tourdse and see
named Lance Gibbs Street on the
southern end, while he received
support from the veteran David
Harper with an entertaining 73
which included seven sixes and
two fours.
Parsram Persaud, who was
also in the runs spree fashioned
a good 64 with four fours,
while Troy Gonsalsves and
Raakesh Goberdhan chipped in

with 35 (4x4. 2x6) and 30 (2x4.
1x6) not out respectively. as
off-spinner Dennis Squires
grabbed three for 75 and another
off-spinner Toralva Scipio also
nabbed three for 93.

At Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) the home team
and Guyana National
Industrial Corporation

Please see page 26

By Ravendra Madholall .
CHRIS Patadin joined Travis
Dowlin to become the second
batsman to register a century
for Everest against Demerara
Cricket Club (DCC) at the
ed 'f I enhaln ds u n
in the 2007 Georgetown
Cricket Association Cellink
Plus three-day first-division
eight-team cricket competi-
tion yesterday.
The national Under-19 bats-
man waltzed his way to an even
100 as his side took full comic
mand declaring on 338 for eight,
while the home team in reply
were 19 without loss with








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BERBICE innings
S. Chattergoon c wkp. Christian
b King 28
R. Crandon b Cush 44
N enrne MuGarrell 57
b Mohamed 5
G. Singh c wkp. Christian b Cush 5
A. Percival c Jacobs b Mc Garrell 16
M. Nagamootoo run-out 3
K. Mentore run-out .4
I. Jaferally b Jacobs 1
V. Permaule sub. Ferrier
b Jacobs 6
J. Gordon not out 2
Extras: (b-7, w-10,nb-6). 23
Total: (for nine wkts, 50 overs) 194
Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-93, 3-100. 4-
107, 5-138, 6-162, 7-175, 8-176, 9-190.
Bowling: King 8-0-34-1 (nb-6),
Griffith 5-0-31-0 (w-3), McGarrell 7-1-
20-1.Cush 10-1-32-2, Sarwan 4-0-20-
0. Mlohamed 10-0-27-1 (w-1). Jacobs
6-0-23-2 (w-6).

DEMERARA innings
K. Arjune c Fudadin b Gordon 1
C. Barnwell Ibw b Nagamootoo 10
L. Cush c Nagamootoo
b. Do lIn n Permaul b Crandon 20
R. Sarwan b Permaul 33
S. Jacobs cGordon b Permaul 14
N. McGarrell not out 46
D. Christian c Gordon b Jaferallyi7
Z. Mohamed a Chattergoon
b Deonarine 25
R. Griffith c& b Permaul 1
R. King stp. wkp. Mentore
b Deanarine 0
Extras: (Ib-2, w-9, nb-10) 21
Total: (all out, 49.2 overs) 188
Fall of wickets:1-7, 2-10, 3-24, 4-49,
5-85, 6-99, 7-123, 8-175, 9-187.
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David at central defence and midfielder Philip Rowley also
have pivotal roles to play if the Tigers are to maintain their
current form.
The opening fixture at 17:30 h between the unbeaten Army
an d t et ssru g l g Sa to ss abso a tci aei t o so at ril r

Santos produced their best game in the last outing
against Pele which ended in a 1-1 stalemate but against a
physically fit Army squad, putting away their chances,' will
be the key to securing maximum three points this~after-
The Cornel Millington-coached unit, except for the 4li win
against Police, have not scored more than a goal in any of their
games and from the performance of Santos' central defeirders
Kester Jacobs and Sherwin Hope last week, the soldiers"' attack
have a game on hand. r
The Army's main attacking challenge will come~ffom
Seon Brewley, Stellon David and Desford William ,i with
Royon Morrison holding the defence together with likith
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beas dc nnoute t d ny gil o
a statement on Thursday. The
cyclist has said he spent over $1
million on his defence.
Tygart, who came under
fire from Landis for pursuing
the dopmng case, said there
were no winners in the affair.
'"This is in a big way a loss
for u 'n Ty art said.aheed-

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mance it really shows we


r 23, 2007

Anti-d oping chief hop es Reodqa.ul vrtim.

I ,,=, I,,,,I,,win for unbeaten Pistons


THBy Joe Chospmhaen dn

Amateur Basketball Associa-
tlion/NCN-sponsored second
diision basketball champion-
s ip began in historic fashion
as Wismar Pistons preserved
their uemoseu recordd Taf-

a record-setting performance,
a 79-73 quadruple overtime
win against U-mobile Jets on
Tue Friday night new club
Patriots moved into second po-

aitone s the eons e eandi g

Glands Trucking Service Bulls
their first loss at the Mackenzie
Sports Club (MSC) hard court.
The qud le OT wi
twas th tir to er rece ded i
Linden and it came after the
scores were tied at 46 when
regulation play ended be-

teTnhe Pitoso sprd es g cen-
tre Neil Chance was the top
shoot for his club with 19
points and 11 rebounds while
gard Mark Louis ot li8np intsd

seven rebounds and Wendell
Warrick netted 13 points.
The Jets ran out of fuel on
the final take-off and their best
players were forward Lawrence
Da Costa with 23 points 12 re-
bounds, Rodwell Pellew 16
points, Javon Nelson 14 points,
Akani Percival 11 points and
Oscar Adams 11 rebounds.
In the other game that

Maxius getting 11 points and
Keon Cameron seven.
The top players for Clip-
pers were Devon Arthur with
18 game-high points and
Ronalnd M d rsnh Patiot

remained a force to be reckoned
with as they posted another
win; this time over Glands

TmSee Ch s l the Patri-
ots with 17 points as Neil

ia s a d a gh
returned and stopped the 4Cor-
ner Panthers 75-67 to lead the
points table with nine, as Ruel
McKin soe pit
ad yn J eo dco 4tr btne

For the Panthers Trevor
Benjamin had a game-high
score of 25 points and Norbert
Wahad~ed 1 3 and Quincy
In the supporting game Sil-
ver Nets gained a 49-41 points
win against Constabulary Clip-
per wt tongh dWua ge i
nine while the Clippers' best
players were Ruel Pearson with
15 points and Jefford La Rose
The competition contin-
ues tomorrow at the same
venue when the Pistons play
Block 22 Flames at 18:30 h
and Victory Valley Royals op-
pose Constabulary Clippers
at 20:00 h.

By Larry Fine

laboratory that tested the
urine samples, and attacked
USADA's motives for press-
ing the case.
"In no way did any of

to tth t st Ieutadthen t ct
that a doping offence had
been committed," Tygart

ciple Whihi to dn th
thing: even in a difficult situ-

a frin he w ntoyu w

ma have had some minor
msa .
"Every morning we woke
up ansda very night e w9\e t

right thing?' Our integrity and
our responsibility to clean ath-
letes mandated we bring the
''We're happy to put the
bulls-eye on our back for clean
athletes, and that's essentially
what was done.

clean tehlgete sundpohrosef m a
want fair play appreciate us
going through that."

weren't able to convince them
of the value in clean sport, per-
suade them to do it right.
"We're committed to how
we can better improve and

antrpooe n nprad ethically."

NEW YORK(, NY (Reuters) -
The head of the United
States Anti-Doping Agency
piend tlast week's ruling
Floyd Landis would have a
positive impact in the fight to
keep sports drug free, he said
on F de some of the good
that comes from this type of

drugs for performance enhance
ment wliH recognize and remem-
ber that there's no hono ur in
doig toln"USADe r a
'And if they decide to make
that decision the costs of doing
it are so high and they will be
held accountable," he said in a
telephone interview -from Colo-
rado Springs, Colo.
Landas was found guilty of
duo ing by US. lanel of
positive test for elevated test-
osterone levels during his victo-

lwAftea deliberate nsr g l
in May, an arbitration
pane rahe mjrt

rudeosn unwoth ritle
guilty, one ruled he was in-
noeandis could appeal to the
SCourt ofArbitration for Sport
but USADA's legal team
doubted he would be success-
"I think the majority of
the panel really put a nail
into all their arguments," at-
torney Richard Young told

ReTe .Landis camp pointed
out administrative and proce-
dural errors by the French

better script," Henman, 33. told
the 11- 400 fans packed into
Wimbledon's Court One.
"'I've always loved repre-
senting my country and play-
ing at Wimbledon, and to fin-
ish my career doing both is a
dream come true.
"It's been an amazing week-
end, the crowd have been fan-
tastic and I'll cherish these
memories for the rest of
my life."
In Innsbruck, Julian
Knowle and Juergen
Melzer brushed aside
former French Open
winner GuIStav\O Kuerten
and Andre Sa 6-1. 6-1.
6-4 to handl Austria an
unbearable i-0 lead over
Czech Republic
claimed a 2-1 lead over
Switzerland in Prague
after Tomas Berdych and
Radlek Stepaneki staged a
remarkable comleback< to
beat Roger Federer and
Yves Allegro 3-6, 5-7, 7-
6. 6-4. 6-4.

If` Switzerland fail to
win both of today s rub-
bers. they will dlrop out of
the W'orldi Group f~or the first
time since 1994-
Serbia were also 2-1 up
against Australia in Belgrade af-
tcr Novak Djokovic a~nd Nenad
Zimonjic outgunned Lleyton
Hewitt a~nd Paul Hanley 3-6. 6-
4, 6-3. 6-2.
"I can't describe how I

By Zoran Milosavljevic

feel right now and
this is surely the big-
gest doubles win of
my career," Djokovic
"We want the
same kind of atmo-
sphere for the reverse
singles today to finish
off the job."
Japan took a 2-1
lead over Romania in
Osaka while South Ko-
rea were ahead of
Slovakiia by the same
scor-e in Bratislava after
Lee Hyung-taik and Im
Kyu-lae raced to a ,-0,
6-3. 6-2 victory against i
Lukas Lacko and
Michal Mertinak.
Israel had a 2-1 advantage
over Chile at home and Peru

BELG;RADE, (Reuters)-Britain
and Aurstia booked their places
in the next year's World Group
after taking winning 3-01leads in
their D~avis Cup playoff ties yes-
Tim Henman and Jamie
Murray recovered from a poor
start to beat Croatia's Marin

INZA IL.1Mn-ul-Haq. the
f'ormer Pakistan captain, has
been summoned as a witness
by a London tribunal that
w ill hear umpire Darrell
Hair's suit against the ICC
and the Pak~istan board.
Hair ij suing for- alleged ra-
'ial discrimination in rhe af-
rermath ofI the O~sl contro-

caplannht~ I rll~ in
side charged with ball-tampering.
The te~am refused to take the field
in protest .Ig:li)\t that[ decision.

awarded to tngland.
Hearing of the case begins on
October 1 at the Central Office of
Loldn nTrbunel .and is expected
A report in the Times said
the summons would ompel
Inzamam's attendance for
cross-examlinalion. Had
Inzamamn been in Pakiistan
rather than in England pla!-
ing county cricket for Your;-
shire the tribunal would not
hate had the power to call him.
the reor Fained Sepes


s repli ne- ununausthedk T~ones~ said
w~~eassen dr nthep r~reseerf5wn
Regnate chiefexaneunwfidkshe
Inzamam now~ has to de-

cider whtether- to fly back to Pu1-
kcistan and return to England
before the hearing commences
or sta\ in London.

also held the same advantage
over Belarus in Lima.

Robert Griffiths QC, an MCC
cricket and general committee
member, and will be opposed by
Michael Beloff QC.
He ic lIkcl\ tot call o~n iellow~.
umpire Billy Doctrove, with
whomhe stood at TheOval. Also
expected to appear o-n Hair's be-
e3 1 J.h nr I~le n shore
and Jimmy Adams, the former
\\NI~ Indlecs captun.
Hair, whto remains on the
ICC's Elite panel. Has re-
stricted to officiating Associate
matches in the aftermath of
T`he Or'al sage. (Cricinfo)

RIl-\ RSLILL E, France
(Reuterre Argentinal made
it three wins from three and
secured a hand? bonus point
after a 6.3-3 a ictor~ a or o
Namibia yesterday put them
on the brink of a quarter-fi-
nal place.
The Pumas top Pool D on
14 points, four more than
France and five ahead of Ire-
land. They will clinch top spot
and avoid a probable quarter-
final with New Zealand if they
FIear ireland in their final game
or take a defensive bonus

point fr-om a defeat-

time. scoring three first-half

hL-lnuelJ Conte~penu after tak.
ing 25 minutes to breach the
Namibiadl line.
Scores after the break
from Felipe Contepomi, a
penalty try. LePguiiamion-
Gonzalo Tiedi. Ignacio
Corleto and Federico
Todeschini helped Argen-
tina canter to. aone-rided


Cilic andi Lovro Zovko 4-6. 6-
4. 7-6. 7-5 at W'imbledon to put
Britain in the top flight for the
first time since 2003.
Henman got a rapturous
send-off from the home crowd
after playing the last match of
his career before retiring.
"I couldn't have written a

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The Oval aftermath ...

Inzamam summoned

as witness in

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Reserve wicketkeeper
Brad Haddin was forced to
play without the gloves as
Australia hunted for replace-
ments to cover hamstring in-
juries to Ricky Ponting and
Shane Watson.
And he flapped aimlessly at
a change at deep extra cover that
would have ended Yuvraj's in-
nings on 35.
Australia's sixth bowler,
:Michael Clarke, was the final
:man to suffer at ~the hands of
Yuvraj, but also the one to claim
his wicket when a big hit went
Straight to deep mid-wicket.
The big hits continued
though, with the normally
reliable Nathan Bracken be-
ing hit for sixes by Mahendra
Dhoni (36) and Rohit Sharma
in the 19th over.
Australia needed nine-and-
a-half runs per over, and they
started their innings with the
right mixture of purpose and
The fifth over, bowled by
RP Singh, cost 17. But Santh,
bowling quite beautifully, then
made a horrible mess of Adam
Gilchrist's stumps.
Back came Australia;
Joginder Sharma's first over was
caned for 18 as Hayden finally
began to find his range.
Once Symonds also began to
poel aew deieiso er t

game was nicely poised.
Virender Sehwag bowled
one over, which was
pummelled for 20, and Dhoni
brought back his trump card
The Kerala paceman did not
let his skipper down, removing
Hayden's off-stump.
And India's situation
brightened further when Irfan
Pathan bowled Symonds.
But Australia were still
scoring the 10 runs an over
they needed, and keeping just
enough wickets in hand, un-
til the crucial 18th over.
Harbhajan Singh knocked
back Clarke's off-stump in an

By Oliver Brett

INDIA beat Australia by
15 runs in a memorable
floodlit match in Durban to
book a place against Pakistan
in the final of the World
The brilliant left-hander
Yuvraj Singh hit 70 off just 30
balls as India won the toss and
recovered spectacularly from a
sluggish start to total 188-5.
Australia kept in touch
through Matthew Hayden (62)
and Andrew Symonds (43), de-
spite Sree Santh's excellent 2-12.
But they crumbled when 30
were needed from the last three
to end on 173-7.
india won the toss and had
little hesitation in opting to bat
first at a ground where they had
played all but one of their pre-
vious matches.
But they were stifled ini-
tially, and had to make do '
with an unthreatening 41-2 1
after eight overs.
The momentum suddenly
changed when Yuvraj, the hitter .
of six sixes in an over ~against
England on Wednesday, pulled ~
his second ball for another maxi-
He had missed the match
against South Africa with, ten-
dnitts dfithe elbow, bu looked :

moment he deposited Stuart
Clark into the crowd for the first
of five sixes.
The dolly mixture bowling
of Symonds was treated with
thorough disdain by Yuy a, and
Robin Uthappa (34) who was i
accelerating smoothly after an .
awkward start.
One of Symonds' overs, the ~
11''' of the match, disappeared
for 19 and featured a six from
Yuvraj that bounced about the
roof of one of the tall stands at
Kingsmead Park.
The 14th over, bowled by
Mitchell Johnson, cost 21 as
the two batsmen began to re-
ally embarrass the Aussies.

By Neil Manthorp

CAPE TOWN, South Africa
(Reuters) A half-century by
Imran Nazir and three wick-
ets from paceman Umar Gul
helped Pakistan beat New
Zealand by six wickets with
seven balls to spare, yester-
day, to reach the final of the
inaugural Twenty20 World
Gul was not introduced un-
til the 12th over at Newlands
but quickly removed Scott
Styris (18), Peter Fulton (10)
and Jacob Oram (1) to restrict
New Zealand to a modest 143
for eight after electing to bat
Opener Nazir, batting with
a runner after injuring his leg,
then lashed three fours and five
sixes in his 41-ball innings of 59
to lead Pakistan to victory.
Nazir put on 60 for the
first wicket with Mohammad
Hafeez (32).
Pakistan were never behind
the asking rate and remained in
control throughout the run
chase. Captain Shoaib Malik (26
not out) finished the contest in
style by hammering off spinner
Jeetan Patel over mid-wicket for
"Every captain dreams of
taking his team to a world cup

final and I feel the same
way," Malik said.
"We will try to win the fi-
nal and give this gift to the na-
tion in the holy month of
Ramadan which is blessed with
showers from the Almighty."
Earlier, Ross Taylor top-
scored for New Zealand with
an unbeaten 37 from 23 balls.
He smashed paceman
Mohammed Asif for 17 in the
final over,
Openers Brendan
McCullum (26) and Lou Vincent
(28) shared a 50-run opening
stand before wickets started to
fall on a regular basis.
For New Zealand skipper
Daniel Vettori, it was yet an-
other taste of semi-final de-
"It's bitterly disappointing
-this is the worst I've felt for a
long time. It was yet another
opportunity to reach the final of
a major event and we thought
we could win," he said.
"We were a lot more relaxed
than before several other semi-
finals but we could' t get across
the line.
Unfortunately we're bound
to be labelled with the tag of not
being able to reach finals,"
Vettori added.
Pakistan will meet India
in tomorrow's final.

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH Yuvraj Singh heaves one over the lec
side boundary in his blistering knock of 70 just off 30 ball.
in Duirban.

over costing just three, while
another tight over from RP
Singh left 22 needed off the last.
Australia's remaining
liatsmen were suddenly ren-

INDIA innings
G. Gamlbhir c Hodge b Johnson 24
V. Sehwag c Gilchrist b Johnson 9
R. Uthappa run-out 34
Y. Singh c Hussey b Clarke 70
M. Dhoni run-out 36
R. Sharma not out 8
b.Pahn n ult : 0
Total: (five wickets, 20 overs) 188
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-41, 3-125, 4-
155, 5-184.
Bowling: B. Lee 4-0-25-0, N.
Brac en 40 -38 S.n Car k4-0-3 -

Symonds 3-0-37-0, M. Clarke 1-0-

dered powerless and it war
India, to the dlrlight of thoul
sands of their fans in the st;,
dium, who emerged victor
ous. (BBC Spo t)

A. Gilchrist b Sreesanth 22
M. h~ayden b Sreesanth 62
B. Hodge cSharma~bPathan 11
A. Symonds b Pathan 43
M. Hussey c Y. Singh b Sharma 13
M. Clarke b H. Singh 3
B. Haddin not out 5
M. bsohnaon na 2u
Extras: (Ib-3, w-3, nt2) ~'8
Total: (seven wickets; 20 overs)173
Fall of wickets: 1 36, 2-68, 3-134, 4-
156,5-159, 6-167,7~-169.
B wlinS% R. Sing j-0-233-0 ( b-an
4-0-44-2 (w-1), Slia ma 3-0-37-2, H.
Singh 4-0-24-1, Sehwag 1-0-20-0
(nb-1 ).

ons League (win in midweek
over Sevilla) and it was nice
to see the players enjoy the
game so much.
Arsenal's win took them
three points clear of second-
placed Manchester City, who

drew 3-3 at Fulham in the
evening fixture.
French defender Abou
Diaby opened the scoring for
Arsenal with a powerful diago-
nal right-foot shot from 25
metres after only 10 minutes

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'and from then on it was one
way traffic.
Adebayor r~an on to a pass
from Spanish midfielder Cesc
Fabregas to score his first goal
15 minutes late( and added his
second from tihe spot after
Eduardo was fouled by Matt
Fabregas scored Arsenal's
fourth with a swerving long-
range shot before Adebayor
completed his treble 10 min-
utes from time.
Manchester cit" iert
,uioance of former Engllanl!
manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
fell behind at Craven Cottage in
al 3th minute header from~
Welsh mlidfielder Simon Daviic
but powered back with tv~ >
goals from Bulgarian mnidfie! !
Martin Petr-ov and one I :
French st-ik~er Emile Mp.?~
Algerian midfic: 1
Hameur Bouazza had d t
]Fulhlam 2-1 ahead he v\
needed a goal fr-om sub: te
D~annyl~ Murphy after 79 1-
utes to salvage a poin;.

By Tim Collings

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Togo striker Emmanuel
Adebayor scored his first hat-
trick in English football yes-
terday and proved he is ready
to replace former captain
Thierry Henry as the attack-
ing talisman of a vibrant Ar-
senal team.
Arsenal consolidated their
position on top of the Premier
League with a 5-0 victory over
struggling Derby County, leav-
ing most observers satisfied that
the team no longer misses
Henry, who left the club to join
"Yes: he has great no:cu-
tin~ neenal manager Ar-sene
Wenger told r~eporters. "But ve
have him and Robin7 Van Pecrsie
SCoring7 goalS and we have oth-
er-s who are also very) capable
of sco ing
"'Nowr it is downl to us to
prove wec canl go on and go as
far- as we want to. W'e kept
our focus after ther Chamlpi-

Fawad Alam 3-0-29-2, Umar Gul 4-
0-15-3, Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-
PAKISTAN innings
M. Hafeez Ibw b Styris 32
1. Nazir Ibw b Patel 59
Y. Khan c McCullum b Vettori 4
S. Malik not out 2f
S. Afridi c Fulton h nd 6
nr. uan-ul-Haq not out 16
Extras; (Ib-2, w-i) 4
Total: (four wickets, 18.5 overs)147
Fall of wickets: 1-60. 2-96, 3-104, 4-
Bowl ng: Bond 4-0-33-1 (w-1).
Gillesp~ie 3-0-30-0 (w-1). Vettori 4-01
22-1, Styris 3-0-14-1. Patel 3.5-0-31-1,
Oram i-0-1 5-0

L. Vincent c & b FAlam 28
B. McCullumlIbwb S. Afridi 26
S. Styris c S. Tanvir b U. Gul 18
P. Fulton c S. Malik b U. Gul 10
R. Taylor not out 37
C. McMillan cY. Khan b F. Alam 12
J. Oram c K. Akmal b U. Gul 1
D. Vettori run-out (Afridi) 0
S. Bond run-out (Alam) 5
E. Patel not out 0
.o-1, w-3, nb-2) 6
Total: (eight wickets, 20 overs) 143
Fall of wickets: 1-50. 2-74, 3-85, 4-87,
Bowling: Mohammad Asif 4-0-34-
o, sohail Tanvir 4-0-30-0 (nb-2, w-
1), Shahid Afridi 4-0-24-1 (w-2),

--I r

HAMEUR Bouazza restores Fulham's lead with a thunderous
48th-minute free-kick that beats Kasper Schmeichel for
pace. (BBC Sport)

9 22 2007. 9 00 PMj

India see off Aussies to set ul

Twenty20 final with Pakistan


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Collymore XI. defending a to- L~~~
Ial of 202. restrIcted R) an ~ B
Hinds' leam to I 10) and in the r
sec-ond game. a team led by COREYCOL.L.YORE
Dway ne Smalh mlanaged only
14-4 to whlch Collymore X1Ilost seven wickets before winning.
The challenge for Barbados is even greater m the absence of
the experienced Flod Relfer. who will be turning out for the
Combined Campuses and Colleges'in the KFC Cup.
"Leading any Barbados team is a challenge, especially after
losing a player Ilke Floyd Reifer from the middle order,"
Collymore said.
"In the two trial games we had, the scores were not becom-
ing ~of Barbados teams in the past. We have to put in some ex-
tra work for this upcoming season."
The BCA also announced its full management team for the
KFC Cup. It comprises coach Hendy Springer, assistant coach
Vasbert Drakes, manager Livy Coppin, physiotherapist Jacqui
King-Mowatt and trainer Wayne Griffith.
The KFC Cup bowls off in Guyana on October 16 and the
semi-finals and final will be played in Barbados as day/
night matches at the 3Ws Oval.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007


l-r aid Collymore named
as Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados Experienced fast bowler Corey
Collymore has been appointed Barbados captain for the up-
coming KFC Cup.

ele wioncmn wa -'"== :-=='= by chag eabao
e k uv n b igence in which it was revealed that Ryan Hinds had not been
reappointed on the grounds of attitudinal problems.
re 'night inside the area on the left The 29-year-old Collymore is looking forward to the as-
d them to caught the Camptown's cus. signment and has promised to give it his best shot.
ond posi- todian and defence flat- "It was never a dream of mine to captain Barbados. My
goal dif- footed as the Pele attack dream was always to play for Barbados and by extension West
was immediately rejuve- Indies," he told reporters.
Keoma nated. "To captain your nation or your country is always an
ht joy to Just when they were in- honour and I will try to do it to the best of iny ability."
Is, seconds creasing the sustained pressure Collymore has repre-
of referee on the Camptown's defence sented West Indlier in 30 Tests
red his first Gravesande received his second and 841 One-Day
Camptown, yellow card from referee James Internationals and has 86 first-
scorer and and Pele were reduced to ten in class appearancel.
layer Troy the 71st minute. While he is upbeat ahead of
tter before Camptown's extra-player his new job, he is concerned
ry commit- advantage did not matter as about the form of the bats-
opposition five minutes later Pele's top men in two national trial
'ele should marksman this season, matches at Kensington Osal
break with Quincy 'Bow-wow' on Wednesday and Thurs-
Ige, but the Hemerding, booted home his day.
n muffed a fourth conversion to maintain In the ilrst me10h,

By Allan La Rose

FRUTA Conquerors and Pele
FC showed no mercy for bot-
tom teams Police and
Camptown FC on a goals-
filled evening of GFA/Cellink
Premier League football at
the GFC ground last Friday.
The two scheduled games
almost ended In 5-1 margin of
victories, but midfielder Troy
Kellman spoilt Pele's effort:
with a feeble penalty kick which
was saved by Camptown's
teenager, Richie Richardson,
Both games, watched by a
fair-sized crowd, started in
almost identical fashion as
the two teams netted at the
North Road goal in the open-
mng minute of their respective
Devon 'Peasie' Forde
waltzed past the ~'weak-fence'
of Police in the very first attack
of the mismatch to give Con-
querors the initiative in the
opening minute and Gerald
Gritten added another 15 min-
utes later for a comfortable 2-0
halftime lead.
The Fruta Boys, playing
without key players Neville
Stanton (one match suspen-
sion for accumulated yellow
cards) and Neil H~ernandez,
were always in control of the
Lawmen whose dismal per-
formance in the Premiership
At the start of the second

segment stand-in coach Lester
'Puppy' Peters introduced teen-
ager Nash Moe and after 22
minutes of action he increased
the lead to 3-0. 'Peasie' took his
season tally to four when he

from the

e, minus
Ind Calvin
rseas) and
always in
poor con-
t times and
hing made
:asier for

stifled his
game by
overseas '
;ivered his
al in the
being on
mere five
r's well-
from just

Camptown in th
cap' also propelled
ten points but sec
tion on a better
Utility player
Gravesande broug
Pele's bench and fan
after the first blast
Otis James as he score
goal of the season. (
without their leading
most experienced pi
Prescod, due to a ma
the GFA's disciplinaI
tee, provided little I
for the gold shirts. P
have gone in at the
at least a 2-0 advanta
dreadlocked Kellmau
golden opportunity
penalty mark.
The Pele sid
Konata Mannings a
Shepherd (both ove
Travis 'Zarro' Grant (
suspension), were
charge, though their
trolling of the.ball at
unimaginative finish
breathing a bit e
Second-half s
Quason Winter ju
insertion into the
coach Rawle 'O
Jones when he del
first Premier go
63rd minute after
the field for a n
minutes. Winter
placed left-booter

his scoring in each of the last
four games.
Hemerding's curling right-
booter from at the top of the
'D' surprised Richardson as the
waist-high shot passed inches
from the right post for a 3-0
lead. Mervyn Joseph added an-
other in the 89th minute when
his right-footed effort from in-
side the box resulted in the ball
going through the legs of the
keeper who was shadowed by
a defender backing up on the
Dexter Mollyneaux
pulled one back for the
Campbellville-based unit who
went under for the fourth
time and remain on six
points, third from the bottom
in the standings.


scored in the 71st minute and
eight minutes later Ewart Usher
got the consolation for the
Lawmen. The debutant Moe
completed his double seven
minutes from the end to assure
Conquerors of their third win of
the competition.
It was the fifth loss for Po-
lice who have, so far, conceded
19 goals while occupying the
bottom position of the eight-
team league with a solitary
point. The Fruta Boys pro-
gressed to 10 points to hold
third position.
Pele's 4-1 win against


CHAIRMAN of selectors
David Graveney has ex-
pressed doubts about whether
Andrew Flintoff will be fit to
play Tests in Sri Lanka in
Flintoff will miss next
nronth's one-dayers because of
ankle trouble.
And looking ahead to the
Tests, Graveney said: "We have
to make sure whatever party we
take is fully fit to do the job we
want them to do.
"We have, on previous
tours, taken people who
weren't fully fit and that has
proved to be not the correct
way." aq
Flinto ergonej~neron three
operation left ankle but
experience f~irther discomfort
during the ICC World Twenty20
tournan;i~ -outh~ Africa.
He could nowi bc given
some carefully structurecd indoor
bowling drills to try and speed
up his rehabilitation. "We can do
it in7 the nets. trying to recreate
what we would believe would bc
a match situation," Graveney

"You would have to ask him
to bowl three five-over spells
and come back the next day and
do the same and see how that
"There have been com-
ments in the past about lim-
iting Freddie to 15 overs a
day I don't know how you
canl do that in a match situa-
"If you're trying to win the
game and he's already bowled
his 15 overs, do you not bowl

him? We need to work out the
number of overs he can bowl.
"We could get 500 against
Sri Lanka and then spend two-
and-a-half days in the hield and
we need to know if he can bowl
on back-to-back days. We need
to know the answer to that
question before we can pencil
him into a Test team."
Flintoff, meanwhile, has
conceded that his ankle is still
not right.
Talking to The Sun newspa-
per, he said: "I really hoped the
third ankle operation I had ear-
lier in the summer would solve
the problem.
"L admit I'm a bit con-
ce fed, I iut I have to remain op-
~ti istic'. I'll see my fitness.
traines'jr ve Roberts andljihe
;Elglan inedics and we'll come
ul! with a plan for the next few
: I know I need to bowl 10
,-.myf in one-day cricket and
then maybe 20 overs few_ two
days running in Test cricket
- but I don't know if it is go-
ing to be possible. (BBC

By Kevin Fylan

(Reuters) Jamaica's Asafa
Powell closed out his season
with a sizzling run of 9.83
seconds to wmn the 100 metres
at the World Athletics Final
Powell. who lowered the
world record to 9.74 earlier
this month in Italy. clocked
the third fastest time of the
season to finish well clear of
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure and
take the $30 000 first prize
on day one of the twio-day
Croatian world champion
~:lka Vlasic casily won te
-': high jump, cleanni2. ne i
thle first attempt. but ~srr
w(\orld and Olympic ..imm fon
Yelena Isinbaycia\~ was; in mHiich
less comman~nd ing orm in a1 pole

Isinhayeva nee~dedc a jump-
off with Poland's M2onikan Pyrck
to clinch victory and extend an
unbeaten run thant goe~s back to
A~ugust. 2006.
Pyrek cleared a personal
best 4.82 metres to put the
Russian under the sort of
pressure she is not used to.
Isinbayeva, who secured

half of a million dollar Golden
League jackpot last weekend,
was. able to match it but she sat
out 4.87 and failed her three at-
tempts at 4.92.
To separate the two
women, the bar went back down
to 4.87. Isinbayeva cleared it on
her first attempt and Pyrek
failed. leaving the Russian the
The sprints were plagued
by false starts, with f'our- alone
in the womenls 200 metres, won
by France's Muriel Hurtis

There were two more in the
men's 100 metres before Powell
u~:wrd to a championship record
in a remlarkalD& ::I`! 'iven the
slight headwMind.
P'owell was beaten into
thirdt place inl the 100m in the
World C'hampionlship s but hie
has been unstoppable ever
"lmi just showing every.
body\ thtI; can do it." Powell
told reporters. "It's been a~ great
season. Not the best I didn't
get world title but I got the
wor-ld record and I've been run-
ning some fabulous times since

~ -

thon. -
With Jeremy Wariner ab-
sent, LaShawn MeRritt d~uly.
won the men's 400m ~in 44.58
:I!ead~ of Canada's Tyler Chris-
topher. whic; w~:'l-I Michelle Per~ry just held off a
challenge from~ Spai-n s
Josephine Onvia to win the
100m hurdlles. ~
Thle mlen's 400m hurdles
wvas even closer, with
P'olandt's Mlarek Plawgo get-
ting the decision on a photo
finish with Kerron Clement
of the U.S. Both men were
timed at 48.35.

ANDREW Flintoff needs to
be at peak fitness for Tests
in Sri Lanka.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2f)07 ,r 3 1

Berbice edge past Demerara by six runs

By Vemen Walter

.BERBICE held their nerves
to pull off a nail-biting six-
run victory over defending
champions Demerara, in the
opening match of the 2007 El
Dorado Senior Inter-County
50 Overs cricket; tournament,
yesterday at the Blairmont
Community Celitre ground.
Needing eight, runs for vic-
tory with one wicket in hand,
in the last over bowled by off-
-spinner NarsingZ1t Deon~arine,
Demerara could only manage
one as Reon King (0) was
smartly stumped .by
wicketkeeper K Resi Mentore
offtil ncGdre I neaten on
S46, must be kickih .himself for
opting to take a Simgle off the
first ball of the over that ex-
posed King, whoiis not known
for his bittting, :as .Demerara
were dismissed for 188 in 49.2
overs, replying to the relatively
modest 194 ~for nine, made by
Berbice in their quota -of 50
However, it wias McGarrell,
whose' knock spanned 57 balls
and contained one six, together
::with Zaheer.Mohamed (25) off
24 balls, having featured in a
magnificent 5?-run eighfh-
wicket stand in 8.1 overs, that
brought their team back into the
reckoning after it seems- as
though the Berbi'cians had it all
.wrapped up with Demerara on
123 for seven ini the 38th over.
After a disappointing bat-
ting display, B~eibice rebounded
admirably with the badll to re-
Sduce their opponents. to 49 for
four by the 20th over.
Fast bowler Jeremy Gordon
(1-32) started the slide by send-
ing back Krishna Arjune, caught
by Assad Eudadin at ~second
'slip for one in the third over be-
fore off-spinner Royston
Crandon (2-'24), who shared the
new ball with Gordon, snared
Sthe scalps of Lennox Cush (0),
on-driving low down to
Mahendra Nagamootoo at short
mid-wicket and Travis Dowlin
(20) well caught by
Veerasammy Permaul down at
In-between, Arjune's opener
partner Chiristopher Barnwell
(10) was trapped in front of his
stumps by leg-spinner
Nagamootoo (1-34) with one
that kept low.
Skipper Ramnaresh
Sar wan (34) and Steven
Jacobs (14) revived the situa-
tion somewhat in adding 36
for the fifth wicket before
they both fell victims to the
impressive left-arm spin of
Permaul (3-33).
Jacobs lofted an easy catch
to Gordon at long-off, exiting
with the score on 85 in the 27th
over while the classy Sarwan,
sweeping, was bowled behind
his back, making his departure
in the 31st over to leave
Demerara struggling on 99 for
six. .
Darwin Christian (17) came
out and made his intention quite

clear, smlashing the off-spin of
Jaferally (1-45) wide of mil-
wicket for six but. aiming to re-
peat the stroke the very next
'delivery, he succeeded.obly in
offering Gordon a catch at deep
That paved the way for
McGarrell and Mohammed to
join forces, delighting the fair-
sized crowd with some elegant
batting, takirig Demeracra within
-20 runs of the jackpot, with just
over four overs to goSewnarine
Chattergoon then pocketed a
low catch in the deep off
Deonarine (2-18) that signalled
the end of Mohained.
Rayon Griffith (1) and
l\cGarrrellicnominudit keep

mulating a further 12 runs be-
fore Griffith was caught and
bowled by Permaul.
Earlier, Berbice, winning the
toss and taking first strike in
sultry conditions, on a pitch
that offered some early bounce,
were given a promising start of
67 in 13 overs between open-
ers Chattergoon and Crandon.
Chattergoon and Crandon
made full use of some ordinary
bowling first up, especially from
Griffith who partnered fellow
paceman Reon King with the
Snew ball, as they played several
exquisite shots on either side of
the wicket in-bringing up their
first 50 in just 9.3 overs, but
once they were separated, the
Demerara bowlers took control.
Apart from Fudadin with a
painstaking 57 from 108 balls,
including two fours, none of the
other batsmen really got going.
King (1-34) initiated the
breakthrough with the fourth
delivery of his fifth over, when
the left-handed Chattergoon,
cutting loosely to one that
moved away from him, edged a
catch to wicketkeeper Darwin
Chattergoon made (28),
from 32 balls, hitting four fours,
three of which came in Griffith's
fifth over.
Crandon and Fudadin added
26 for the second wicket that
carried the score to 93 before
Crandon, trying to tickle one
from off-spinner Cush to fine-
leg only succeeded in crashing
the ball into his pad and~ onto
his stumps.
He departed for 44, an in-
nings that lasted 63 deliveries
and contained five fours and a
six, leaving Berbice on 93 for
two in the 20th over.
It soon became 100 for
three, three overs later, when
Deonarine (5) was caught at
backward point by Mlc~arrell,
driving at one that bounced sud-
denly from off-spinner
-Mohammed (1-27) and with
Gajanand Singh (5), cutting at
Cush (2-32), being caught be-
hind shortly after, the home
team in the 28th over had
slumped to 107 for four.
Andre Percival then teamed
up with Fudadin, who in the
meanwhile was having a horren-
dous task in getting the ball
away. This halted Demerara's

progress briefly in putting to-
gether7 31 fr thle fifth w~icket.
However. it wouldn't have
bothered the visitors much as
the pair took up ten overs in
the process.
Using his vast experience to
his advantage, Percival (16)
tried desperately to break the
shackles, hoisting left-arm spin
of McGarrell wide of mid-
wicket for four and then pull-
ing a rank long hop from
Mohamed in the very next over
through mid-wicket for another

But, with the pressure con-
tinuing to mount 'at the other
end, his stay' was short-liedsc as
he eventually lofted MlcGarrell
(1-20) for Steven Jacobs to c~take
a good catch. running around to
his left.
His departure at 138 for
five in the 36th over saw
F~udadin picking up the tempo
a bit and in company with
Mahendra Nagamootoo rallied
the total along to 162 in 44th
over, before Nagamootoo (3)
unnecessarily ran himself out.
Pushing a delivery from

off-spinnerl Jacobs stright\il to
M1C~uarrell aa; sho~rt mid-on
position. Nagamootoao seamn-
peLredC down1 thle tra;ck; fr a SUi-
cidanl single anld whith~ no r~e-
sponse from Fudadin. both hats-
me~n were found at thec non-
strikter's crease as McGarre~ll re-'
moved the bails at the other
Mentore (4) was also run-
out, failing to beat substitute
Dion Ferrier's throw to the
wicketkeeper from short mid-

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By Allan La Rose
IN what could be considered
the biggest match-up of the
GFA/Cellink Premiership,

they tackle defending
:"'"mpios:"A BhaUlted i

the City's football H GFC
The Tigers, who sit at the
top of the table on 1~1 points,
will meet their stiffest challenge
against a full-strength Alppa
side who are coming off an e~-
phatic 5- 1 victory over Cob-
querors two Fridays ago.
A win for Alpha toniglit
will not only end the undefeated
run for the Tigers buti it will also
put the Wayne Dover-coached
umit, on eight points, at the top

of th tble
The y thful Tigers line-up
will be missing midfielders Orin
Pompey (two yellow cards) and
Kwame Pedro (ejected in last
game), while Alpha will be with-
out Quacy Blue who has also
picked up two yellow cards.
The talented West
Ruimveldt-based contingent dis-
played tremendous confidence
and tactical skills against the
Army last Sunday after being
reduced to ten, but tonight they
face a star-studded Alpha deter-

mine~dl o detend ci ition,
Shawn 'Fatso' Bishop who was
instrumentalain his new team's
win in their lpst outmng is once
agamn expected $ to play a key role
at midfield idgether with teen-
ager Andrevl Murray Jr in the
forward position.
The ot ~er main support-
ing cast will come from
among Dkayne Daniels
Philbert Moffatt and national
U-23 teamn-mate Quincy

I foalkeeper Shawn Johnson
and .central defender Kelvin
Qmith who co-captained
Guyana's U-23s will have their
I ands, feet and heads full of
~orkS against the 'Tigers. potent
Ittagkino trio of Devon
illingtc 1 adtie Gomes aInd
davin Wilson.
The experience of Rolex
S'cott, in goal, together with
the Calculative Shermon
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DURBAn, South Africa
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India were ready for their
"biggest match" after they
reached the final of the
Twenty20 World Cup yester-
India. beat Australia by 15
runs in their semi-final to set up
a showdown with traditional ri-
vals Pakistan in Johannesburg
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stuck in this little apartment in New York."
(Neil Allicocki. of East New~ York, attends the Brookly~n
Academy of Science and the Environment. He was born on
May 23, 1990. He shared his story with New York Times Ire
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BS8 We live in East New York. When I walk; through the front
t~Se door, I have my living room. and the view is of the other apart-
ment building. There are three rooms. I have my own room.
My older sister and my younger sister, sometimes- they sleep
in the same room, depending on how my older sister is feeling.
,~~ f~I have five siblings altogether, but my older brothers and sis-
ters, they've married and stuff and moved on.
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me know about it, because as a youngster I'm not supposed to
be worried about bills or whatever. I'm supposed to be enjoy-
ing myself. The thing that kills me, though, is that our relatives
have houses in Guyana, but we're stuck in this little apartment
in New York.
I nes\er feel unsafe in my community, because I basi-
4. call know everybody. It's not like the stereotype that
25 people have of the city or urban areas. There is a lot of
crime. but it's not like you just walk outside and someone
will steal your purse.
But near my school, I don't feel as safe as around here. J

: the Other time when I was coming from the Brooklyn Botanic
L- G radens I try not to dwell on that because I don't want it to
affeCt how~ I am with people. I have to trust people.
RIl school is very different from other schools because
it's a partnership with the Botanic Gardens. It's really a
blessing because you get to go out into the field and study
different types of plants and a lot of environmental stuff.
I always liked science. Right now, I'm doing a study at the
New York Aquarium, with jellyfish. I try to culture them. We're
just trying to get them to grow and see what type of different
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zine which appears at least six
or four times per yean
This process of constant
publication sharpens the skills
of developing ameative writers,
while sainm~nsing their prodne-
tivity and boosting their self-
~onfidence by allowing their
Sprinted issues. Most of the
ti~me, when developing writers
arenot regularyla h4by pbihd hy
fade away, ca slorp writing cre-
ativelileratue. At this point, we
should suggest somenlasons be-
hind the continued absence of a
Guyanese liteary magazine for
creative writing published sev-
eral times a year. One reason
Perhaps has to do with the be-
lief among some young
Guyanese writers that simply
reciting thei poetry, or reading
their f iclion orally to an audi-
ence (apart from doing what
they want to do) already fulfills
the activities of a creative
writer, aml secondly that post-
ing tbhei works on a comoputer-
ized web-site, or CD tape, is an
uP-to-date version of printed
and bound pages in a literary
Despite whatever beliefs

some locarl creative writers
may have that a totally oral
rendition of creative works is .
more in keeping with: their
non-western cultural tradi-
tions, we have to be more re- .
alistic amI understand that in
all early cultures literary
creativity began orally, since
it was linked to religious in-
cantartion, theatre and rheto-
ric. In other words, the artist
knew only the skill of recita-
tion, perfected by repetition,
asF in theatre. The frust slow
shifting from the emphasis
on simple self-expression, or
personal rhetoric in poetry,
began with the: Greek poets
Phndar Sappho, and drama-
tists like Aeschylus,
Sophocles and Euripides,
then later the Roman poets,
Virgil, Horace, etc. Creative
writing allowed these artists
to admit the world outside
themselves into their work
much more than had oc-
curred before. The objective
world and humans became
more integrated, especially
through written poetry and
poetic-prose. This literary
emphasis was perfected even

further by the brilliant poets
of the Chinese Tang dynasty, ~
in which a vividly descriptive
use of language and tone
came to achieve a beautiful
and sensitive balance be-
tween humans and the world
around- them.
This- is; the result of oral
skills expanding towards a writ-
ten style. Creative writing is dis-
tinct from oral speech because
it offers more time and space
for pausing, contemplation, in-
decision, analysis, correction,
and description; just as listen-
ing is distinct from reading, be-
cause what is listened to cannot -
be totally scanned without
abrupt stops and repetition,
whereas reading also includes
both listening and hearing the si-
lent speech-act of textual lan-
guage. In one of his outstanding '
essays, 'THE RUSTLE OF
LANGUAGE', Roland Barthes,
the unique French critic, wrote:

- "Speech: is irreversible; that is
its fatality. What has been said
cannot be unsaid, except, by
adding to it. To correct here is
oddly enough to continue. In
speaking I can never erase, an-
nul; all I can do is say, 'I-am eras-
ing, annulling, correcting', in
short, speakr some more". And
as regards the popular inthfence
of verbal power, it is indeed a
power based on the live cha-
risma of the speaker. Not only
politicians, poets, and preachers
have this quality, but actors,
film stars, and certain ordinary
everyday people. Verbal power
is not however equal-to the ac-
curacy of writing. The Bible and
its various writers are supposed
to tell us about God's word, but
we READ this in the Biblie; we
only hear it through the power
of mans' written language. Sifi- ;
Iarly, no one alive today or nu-
merous centuries ago, ever heard
the Greek philosopher Socrat~es

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speak. All we know are the
writer's Plato's written dia-
logues, in which Socrates is a
wise character. Plato is the au-
thor, not Socrates; we have to
give Plat ocrs respect for choos-
ing to write about Socrates; it is
1Plato who invsoaqe-
us, because his writin& style
gives us the voice of the phi-
losopher Socrates.
The trath is, the oral
creative style is moe en-
tertainment of an imme~di-
ate narture. It often tries to
equate creative literature
with popular mass entr-.
tainment, Whereals textual
publications like literary
magazines also entertalin
us, but in a more active.and
prodhetive way by pro-
longed thought and edca~-
tiolashfstimaiths The te-f- '

Please turn
to page VII

anyone who
wants to be
a creative
Writer, or
claims, to le one ,
witheat. offering- proof
in -the: form of written
manuscripts and their
publication, is still in
the embryonic stage of
wishing to become a
creative writer.

However, if any would-be
writer has no opportunities
within his or her society or na-
tion in which to publish manu-
scripts in printed magazine or
book-form, such would-be writ-
ers cannot be totally blamed for
remaining in an embryonic
stage. The dedication of creative
writers to their craft produces
the best results when they pool
their interests and talents in a
productive manner, such as cre-
ating and participating in the
publication of a literalry maga-

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Central Housing and Planning Authority

The General Public is hereby notified that
Mr. Shem Joseph whose last known address
is 95 Friend~ship Village, East Coast Demerara is
no longer employed with Central Housing and
Planning Authority/Land Admninistration and
Conveyancing Department and is therefore not
authorized to transact a~ny business on behalf of
the A uthorit~y

By order of Management

Vacancy for Administrator
Upp~er Corentyne Industrial
Training Centf9

Applications are hereby invited from
St.itably qualified persons to fill the
following senior vacancy at Upper
Corentynle industrial Training Centre


Details of Job Description and Job
Specifications can be uplifted from the
Office of the Upper Core~ntyne Industrial
Training- Centre, Kingston, Corriverton,
Berb ice.

All applications must be addressed to the
Chairman of the B o ard, c/o Th'e
Administrative Assistant, Upper Coren tyne
Industrial Training Centre, Kingston,
Corriverton, Berbice

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

Deadline for submission of application:
October 8, 2007.

Page IV

Sunday Chroniicl'e 'Septemfb~er 23, `2007

I~t's a given, writers
write books.
But when a book is written
is about a writer, that's another
story. A much bigger story is
when a writer from Guyana is

singled out for such- an honour.
Not surprising though, Jan
Carew is a writer, educator,
thinker and activist who made
his mark wherever he worked
and lived Trinidad, London,

Spain, Ghana, Canada, Mexico,
USA, Czechoslovakia, and
'The Gentle Revolution-
ary: Essays in Honour of Jan
Carew' edited by Joy Gleason
Carew and Hazel Waters is
the book paying tribute to a
man who lived and worked in
many places, with the singn-

lar fixation to right wrongs of
discrimination ,
marginalisation and even
gender inequity, fighting the
'same cause' by re-writing
and righting history.
Whether supporting the
People's Progressive Party or
the People's National Con-
gress in Guyana, whether liv-
ing in Ghana or Canada,
Spain or Mexico or the USA,
he cherished his indepen-
dence, emphasising equity
and relative truth. And why
not, he is an educator, diplo-

mat, philosopher and advisor
to many nation states, engag-
ing mighty men and women
of the world like Cheddi
Jagan, Maurice Bishop,
Malcolm X, Kwame
Nkrumah, Maya Angelo, and
Claudia Jones among oth-
Jan Carew was educated
at Berbice High School under
exceptional tutors like J. A.
Rodway and Ben Yesu Das,
continuing his education at 1
universities in North
America, Czechoslovakia

and France. He was born on
September 24, 1920, in a
ward called Rome in the vil-
lage of Agricola on the East
Bank of Demerara, not far
from where Roy Heath grew
up. Carew grew up in New
Amsterdam, rubbing shoul-
ders with his relative Wilson
Harris, with Edgar
Mittelhozer, A. J. Seymour
and others. -New
Amsterdam, benefiting the
'cultural matrix' of the old
Dutch capital, was in the
1930s, a place of 'art, paint-~
ing, literature, music and po-
etry'. His Demerara days
iin the 1940s) were -influ-
enced by Cheddi Jagan,
Martin Carter, wilson Har-
tis; Sydney King and others,
days of resistance and litera-
Carew was born at a time
when the empire was at its
height and according to A
Sivanandan, Director ofthe In-
stitute of Race Relations in Lon-
din, when 'the pus of racism
was seeping out from the sores'
of imperialism; breeding'~atred
and silent demonstration, giving
birth to a liberator and philoso-
dh r that event ally took his
ida sw rever hewent. As an
'inveterate wanderer', Carew
wai a painter and later actor un-
deri the management of Sir
Laurence Olivier. He worked as
a broadcaster, writer and editor
for the BBC, while in the UK,
he also lectured onrace relations
Lontion University's Extra-mu-
ral Department. He taught at
many universities Princeton,
Rutgers, and Lincoln, and is
Emeritus Professor of African-
American Studies at North-
western University, where he
taught from 1973 to 1987.
Carew's two marriages;
first to sylvia winter carew,
novelist and thinker, and
presently to Joy Gleason
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Georgetown Public Hospital Corpo actionn


Applical ons are being invited from suitably qualified personsto fill
the following vacancies atthe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation:
* Senior Departmental Superritisr
* Junior Departmental Supervisdr
* Ward Manager
Applicants should possess the following:

Senior Departmental Supervise
* Registered Nurse!lMidwife with the General Nursing Council with
two (2) years experience as a Junior Departmental Supervisor.
* A recognized course in Health Service Management plus
f our ,4 I years expenlence as a Junior Departmental Supervisor,

Junior Departmental Supervisor
* Regilster ed N\urse;Midwife with the General Nursing Council with
five 15) years nursing experience.
* A recognized course in Health Management plus four (4) years experience
as a Ward Manager

Ward Manager
* A qualification In Nursing and Midwifery registerable with the
General Nursing Council of Guyana together with a minimum of
two 12 1 years post qualifications experience.
* Car bllCate In Healt h Services Management would be an asset.

Apphlca~llons alongw~ith two (2) references and recent police clearance

Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
New Market Street
North Cummingsburg
Deadline for applications is Friday, September 28: 2007

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enl Rvltibay

Dute: Sireptember 16, 2007
Invitationl for Bids No.

1. Tlhe Ministry of Putblic Wo-rks and C~omfmunications invit-es scaled bids from
eligible and qualified bidders for thle Construction of Revetment on the E~ssequibo C~oast.
TIhe dlel iievercon~struction1 period is :II Js ysl for the individual projeicrts. Tlhe procjeccts are:
1. Construction of Timber Revetmnenlt at Queenlstowrn, Essequeibo Coast, Region

2. Revetment Works:- Capoey Bridlge, Essequoibo Coast, Region 2

2. Bidding will be, conducted through the National Co'cmpetitive Bidding (NC`B)
proceducres, specilledl in the Proculrement Act 2003 and is open to all biddcers.

MiorktsSet~ ti es to Iop an inp3t h 3 9:00~h 4 1:00h
Wo~crks Services G;roup
Ministry~ of Public Wotrks and C~ommunicationas,
Fort Street, King~ston

41. Qulalificatcions r-equirements include:
a. Comnplet ion of anyL one ( 1) job of a similar r na tu re in the last five (5) years
c. Valid NIS and G;RA C(omplianlces

5. A complete set of Bidding Documnents may be purchased by interestedl bidders at
the address belowv firom September 18"'', 200(7 and upon payment of a non-refundable feeL of
Two thouusandl dollars (G;$2000) .The me~thodl of` paymlent: will be by cash or cheque in
FEwolur ofhe Permanen t Scretary .Mi nistrv of Iublj ic~orkSand C`olmmunications.

6. Bids murst be dfelivered to the address below at or before 9:00ac~m onl 2"" October
2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permlitted. Late bids wVill be r~jectecd. Bids w~ill be
op]ene~d p'hysicallyv in th~e presence of the bidder~s' r-epresentativles. w\ho choose to attend in
person\ at the address below at 9):00amn on 2ndli October. 2007:
M~inistry of `Public Wor~ks a-ndl Communnications
Weight's L.ane,

7. items 1 "shallI" be accompany ied by a "Bid Se~curity" ofGS2$00),000 each.

Permanent Secretary
Minlistry~ of Public W-iorks and Commurnications


The Guyana Sugar Corpor-ation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tendier for- thle Supply of thle following
Separate Tenders:

> Supplyr ofPunt Materials for Centra;l Wor~kshop for 2008
r- Boiler Feedt Pump for Albionl FactorS.
>i Boiler Feedt Pump for B3lairmontl Factory, .
>r Boiler FeedYPump forRoseHall Fa~ctorv.

Bids closing dates alnd locations for the tendler opening ar-e specified inl the
Separate Tender Packa ges.

fender-Patckag canl he purchased andlr uplifted f~rom tle
P~ur-chasing Matnag~er Fa~ctory\ at thet ~ddcr-ess below:

Ml~ateriatls M~anagement Deparltment
East Coast Demer~ara. .
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910, 3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322

Requests for e-copies of the sepatrate tenlder- documents canl be sent to
mnmdd: ier s ysco. con.

Sunday Chronicle September.23, 2007-

Page V

to make, and it was his mess
to clean up. But he has made
another choice. .
He is not willing to do with-
out a body in his bed. If she's
not there warming his bed, he
wants you to be there warming
his bed, with not a care about
how either of you is affected by
There is enough of the
charmer, or the serpent, about
this man that he can receive the
benefit of having two of what
he should only have one of, at
a time. Someone you can spend
your life with, share your bed
with, share your deepest
thoughts with--someone like
that is someone not like this

"Prilir aan PejAsten sthnreo s
a clergyman named Mr.
Collins. Mr. Collins is a
bootlicker and dense as a
board. But in the novel he
says one wise thing. After
Lizzy Bennet rejects his offer

of marriage, Mr. Collins says,
"I have often observed that
resignation is never so perfect
as when the blessing denied
begins to lose somewhat of its
value in our estimation."
This man is not the love
of your life, though you want
him to be. You wanted one
wedding and one lifetime
marriage. You cannot have
that with him. You can never
rest with an easy head or an
easy heart. He won't stand by
you. To free yourself, he has
to lose somewhat of his value
in your estimation.


9/21/2007, 5:41 PM


I will try to make this brief
as I can. My husband and I
separated over a lot of issues,
the main one being I thought
he was cheating. Well, I
think he may have been, be-
cause we were not even apart
a month when I found out he
is seeing his mother's chore
worker. I was devastated. I
loved him and wanted this
marriage to work.
I called near divorce time to
tell him where to send the pa-
pers. We had nothing but angry
words to one another before
that call. He was sweet. I told
him I was so sorry our marriage
ended, but thought of him often
and still loved him. I just
wanted to cleanse old wounds.
One hour later he called back
asking to come to my home to
clear the air.
We both cried and talked
about where we went wrong in
the marriage. He asked me to
give him time. He said this
oher coma dsdno wh .t t
then he revealed her daughter
and her daughter's husband are
living with him. Just give him
time to clean up this mess.
When he told the other
woman I called, she came run-

M r.

ning back int; his life. He still
leads me on and tells me he
wants to try. I am getting
played the fool, but I am hav-
ing the worst time letting him
go. I try but I can't. He is the
love of my life.
He sees me wanting out,
then he spews out words to
hook me again. I feel like a fish
getting thrown in and tossed
back time and again. I know she
is not living with him, but she
sees him two or three times a
week. Then he gets cool and
distant toward me. But if she
stays away, he leads me down
this cruel path-
I have prayed, remained
faithful to him, and now I am
at my wits' end. How could
anyone do this to another for
a second time? Help me let
him go, please. I have always
been a strong woman, but this
time I find no strength to be
that woman,

Beatrice, how could he
do this to you for the second
time? The same way he
could do it to you for the first
time. This mess is a mess
made by him. It was his mess

Da rc Y

From page III
does not go anywhere; it never ends its presence before
our eyes, ears, heart and mind. A good published poem
or a good book of creative prose preserves human experi-
enc s textual ideallimeomrenmtg hat ne eanmn at hend
tertaining and educational at the same time. And as re-
gards the notion that posting one's work on a computer-
ized website is equal or better than creating and promot-
ing literary magazines so as to nurture exciting and in-
-teresting writers from their teens up, that is really a de-
featist approach to a literary career. The act of reading,
especially of creative literature, is linked to browsing,
opnn ndr clasinghoera book,d hunn agh s i n s ea
which only the textual-book-format allows us to do ex-
tensively, comfortably, and conveniently, because the text
before us never disappears into mechanical scrolling.
The would-be Guyanese writer remains to be nurtured and
enjoyed by a cultivated local readership (and therefore a for-
eign one as well) via a quarterly literary magazine at least.
There is much unexplored literary opportunities beyond our
past literary heritage, which we need to develop progressively.
The Guyana Prize for Literature is a step in this direction.


Support to the competitiveness of the Rice Sector in the Caribbean
Publication reference: Project 9 ACP RPR 006 REGl76411000

The Guyana Rice Development Board is charged by the CARIFORUM, the
cn rc ig aut haoni wit thh rpnas iit ne con du te R~e~s-a he dano gErtenon

ACP RPR 006 "Supportto the Competitiveness of the Rice Sector i n the Caribbean."

The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has been contracted to execute the
activities under the Research and Extension componentin Guyana.

As such, the GRDB thru Guyana Research and Extension Management Unit wishes
to invite sealed bids from individuals or firms to provide the following supply of goods
mentioned below for Sp ri ng Crop (Fi rst Crop) 2008:


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

P ric econvers io n ta b le f rom n Bags to Ton

Price/bag Price/kg Pricelton
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
185 2.5 2 2 8 52 1
1 90 0 2 9.2 9 2 9.29 2
1950 30.06 30,062
2 00 0 3 0.8 3 3 0.83 3
2050 31.60 31,604
2 1 00 3 2.3 7 3 2,37 5
2 1 50 3 3.1 5 3 3, 14 6
2200 33.92 33.91 7
2250 34.69 34,687
2 3 0 0 3 5.4 6 3 5.45 8
2 3 50 3 6.2 3 3 6, 22 9
240 0 37.0 0 37.00 0
All prices are in Guyana dollars

he Dets die

Bidding Documents can be purchased by i interested bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of Five Thousand Dollars ($5 000) for each lot at the Guyana Rice
Development Board at 117 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

Bids must be addressed to The Programme Manager, Guyana Research and
Extension Management Unit and marked on the top ri ght hand corner of the envelope
"the name of the programme, lot number and the des-,ription of the bi d." The bid must
be deposited i n the tender box of the Guyana Rice Development Board at 1 17 Cowan
Street, Ki ngston, Georgetown not Iater th an November 9, 2007.

For further information, please contact thp Programme Manager at the Gu~ nS
Research and Extension Management Unit at 1"17 Cowan Street, KingSuJil,
Georgetown or at telephone number 225-2487.

General Manager
Guyana Rice Development Board

Page VI

Sunday Chronicle September 23. 20

he management
of oral health is
Tto a large extent
the management of
inflammation. Most
people, at some time in
their lives, experience
a toothache. For some
a toothache is the only
thing will get them into
their dentist's office. As
a dental patient, you
should know about the
major causes and cures
of a toothache.
There are two aspects to a
toothache: what you can do for
yourself, and what your dentist
can do for you. When
toothaches occur on vacations
and in the middle of the night,
it may be difficult to see your
dentist immediately. You never
know when a little self-help can
make the quality of your life
somewhat better.

The origin of your
toothache can be as simple as
food trapped between the teeth,
which then irritate the gingival
(gums). This situation can be
corrected in two ways. First,
rinse your mouth vigorously
with warm water to remove the
debris. Second, you can use
dental floss to remove any
trapped food or foreign matter
from between your teeth.
In the above instance, the
problem is with the gingival and
the supporting tissue, not the
tooth itself. Usually, with
gingival irritation, the pain is
low grade, and the tooth is sore
to biting forces. Gingival
problems can also result in hot.
and/or cold sensitivity, which
can be accompanied by
discomfort upon biting. These
latter symptoms usually do not
occur until the situation is rather
If you are experiencing
momentary sensitivity to hot
or cold foods, it usually is not

a signal that you have a
serious problem. The
sensitivity may be caused by
a loose filling or by minimal
gum recession that has
exposed small areas of the
root surface. The symptoms
can be eliminated by having
the tooth restored and by
using toothpastes for
sensitive teeth,
A dull ache and pressure in
the upper teeth and jaw can
indicate sinus problems. The
pain of asinus headache is often
felt in the face and teeth.
Usually over-the-counter sinus
and analgesic medications
(Tylenol, aspirin) take care of
the problem. If the pain is
severe and chronic you should
see your physician or dentist
for an evaluation. It should be
noted that bruxism (grinding
your teeth, usually at night) can
also cause this type of ache.
Your dentist should be consulted
if you have this problem.
That brings up the next

type of toothache: pain from
pulpal irritation that
manifests as a sharp pain
when biting down on food.
This delicate tissue of the
pulp can be irritated from a
deep cavity or a fracture. If-
you are experiencing a
lingering pain after eating
hot or cold foods, or constant
and severe pain and pressure
in the head and neck area, it
probably means the pulp has
been damaged by deep decay
or physical trauma. If you
have these symptoms you
should have your tooth
evaluated by a dentist to
determine if you need root
canal therapy. The pulp of a
tooth can both be diseased or
injured, and be degenerating
(or even dead) for some time
before symptoms occur. In
fact, the pulp can be dying
and not even the dentist,
who is trying to repair the
injured and aching tooth,
can be sure of the pulpal
status until pain occurs.
Abscesses do not show up on
X-ray films until the
infection in the tooth has
eroded a 'hole' in the bone
around the tooth apex (end
of root This usually takes

quite a long time to occur.
The pulp is almost
certainly 'irreversibly' injured
if you have pain, especially
when accompanied by
swelling. In other words, it
will not get better! You need
to see your dentist and/or be
referred to an endodontist
immediately so you can get
antibiotics to help get the
infection under control before
root canal therapy can be
performed. Pain caused by
pulpal injury is more intense
and often arises for no
apparent reason. If you have
a swelling, use cold
compresses on the outside of
the cheek. That brings up two
things you should not do if you
have visible swelling from an
infection in your tooth. First,
do not use heat on the outside
of the cheek. This makes the
problem worse. Second, do
not place an aspirin on the
gingival tissue of the aching
tooth. This causes a severe
aspirin burn on the gingival

that only adds to the problem
lf you need an aspirin for 1
toothache, just swallow it: 11
is where it will possibly
some good.
Pain and/or swelling are 1
the only indicators that rt
canal therapy is necessary
save a tooth. On occasion, I
pulp tissue will die and t
patient will not even be aw:
of it. Dentists have no way
telling how much insult a
given pulp will take. No <
knows for sure why sor
pulps die 'quiet deaths.' 1
only sign that a pulp has d
may be bone deconstruction
the root apex. This
determined by a dental X-r
film and other tests your den
can performs.
Root canal therapy is (
highly effective way
treating a tooth that adl
because of pulp problem
However, if it is I
performed you will have
tooth extracted to get rid
the infection.

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Carew, linguist and Russian specialist, add to his reputation as a man of all seasons, weath-
ering the storms of life.
He's not kcnow~n as an environmentalist yet he engineered the greatest gift to manknind. The Iwokramna
International Ce~ntre. almost a million acres of virgin tropical forrest in Guyana provided for the study
in sustainable management and conservation of biological diver~sity for the future of the planet!i
For his writing. Carew won in 19)64 the London Daily Mirror's award for Best Play. 'The Day of
the Fox`. the Pushcart Prize (U.S.A.) for his essay 'The Caribbean Writer and Exile' and the Casa de
Las Americas Prize for poetry. He is also the recipient of the Caribbean-Canadian Literary Expo 2003
award under the auspices of Caricom Consular (Corps).
His plays include 'University of Hunger'. first performed at the Theatre Guild. Guyana. in 1966.
1 lchk oSe yl Rise' Sraey dof t lnitty. 'Sea Drums in my Blood'. and 'The Day of the Fox' in
As a cultural historian, he wrote 'Rape of Paradise', 'Moscow is not my Mecca'. 'Ghosts in my
Blood', 'Grenada, the Hour will Strike Again' and 'Fulcrums of Change'; setting history right, that is
contrary to Euro-centric bias designs previously forced upon us.
Carew is best known for his novel 'Black Midas', first published 19.58, where the author accord-
ing to Al Creighton 'exhibits the way history may become legend or folklore and both may become
mytnH Car has wite eens vely fo che las ,n e cae rta sue t,a oenin th ri es to facts of
life and myths, sometimes a fusion of Amerindian and African lore. giving life to history. Such gems are
'Children of the Sun', 'Amalivaca', and 'The Sisters and Manco's Stories'.
And his writing career started in the Chronicle Christmas Annual. first published in December
1915 and is still in production under the title. The Guyana Annual.
Crew, along with Dathorne and others, spearheaded the study of Caribbean Literature, providing
cotitupedsceht Cashean uidarnc on ti me oirs, and what a work that would be, the best is
yet to come!

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

Literary update
Coming soon: THE FIRST CROSSING Being the Diary of Theophilus Rich-
mond, Ship's Surgeon on the Hesperus (1837-8) edited by David Dabydeen,
Brinsley Samaroo, Amar Wahab & Brigid Wells.

cj~ii Inter-American DeCvelopmet7Cl Bank
~n. LII Cit~izen Security Programme
""' Loani No: 1752 /SF-GY

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) towards improving Citizen Security in
Guyana. 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.

invites quotations from eligible suppliers for the supply and delivery of the

(a) 25 No. Desktop Computers
(b) 1 No. 9KVa UPS with TVSS

3. Interested eligible Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications
from and uplift a complete set of quotation documents at the address listed
below between 9:00 h to 15:30 h from Monday to Friday.

4. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman. National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board and deposited in the Tender box of the National
Board of Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later than 9:00
am on Tuesday 2"" October 2007 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in
the presence of those Bidders' or their representatives who choose to attend
at 9:00 h or shortly thereafter, on Tuesday 21" October 2007..

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

6. A bid security of $120,000.00 must be submitted along with bid 'a' and no bid
security is req uired for bid 'b'.

7. Bids must be prepared in the format as specified in the quotation document.

returned unopened,

Citizen Security Programme
Ministry of Home Affairs
Tel. No.: (592) 226-9633
Fax: (592) 225-4791

From page II
into a little polyp. The polyp hooks on to a rock, and the temperature and different types of I
food make the polyp grow faster. So that's what we try to do, make them strobilate faster.
My family, that's my rock. I'm really into family. My parents are really supportive. They're
really proud that I'm into stuff like coming to school and going to the aquarium and the forensics I
classes. My family has high hopes for me because they know I'm going to do great things. I
I have four sisters and one br~other. My mom's a stay-at-home mom. My father does construc- I
tion and general maintenance. I've learned a lot from him. I could rebuild my whole room right I
now. I could fix up the lights and tile the floor,
My father and mother, they're both from Guyana. I was born here, and when I was younger, I
lived in Guyana for a couple of years. Then I came back to America. I really miss Guyana. Every- I
one knows everybody. Everyone says hi. If you want food, you can go to any of your neighbors I
and ask them for food. The whole community is like a huge family. You really can't do stuff like I
that in the city. I
Americans are really apprehensive. It's really hard to get to know another person or trust
another person. Since my family is in the neighborhood, I like it a lot, but I doubt I could live there I
if I didn't have my family with me. If I didn't have my family to make me feel comfortable, I I
doubt I'd talk to anybody. I'd just stay at home alone. It's not like you can just walk up to I
somebody and say, "'Hey, what's your name?" I
I know that in the future I'm going to do great things, but right now, the environment
- sometimes it's really difficult. You're tempted to stray from what you know you should I
be doing. I
I never went as far as drug dealing or anything like that. I've never been like, "Hey, I
I'm going commit a felony. But sometimes I'm1 tempted to not go to class, to stay home. I
If you're in7 an environment where you don't see people motivated to move on with their
lives, sometimes you're just going to be like: ".What's the point?! I'm just going to take I
off, I'm just going to relax. I'm going to do what you're doing. I'm going to stay at home I
and let the wind take me wherever."
THE stereotypes that if you're a black youth, you probably had a harder life, yada yada I
you know, I don't want to prove anyone right. I don't want to be that guy who could have done I
this right but he failed for whatever reason. Sometimes it's the mentality of the people around
you that you really have to get away from. Because some people are like: "All right, I'm here, I
I'm not doing good in school, I can't get away from this certain situation." I mean, you have to I
ae away from people who think like that. Otherwise, pretty soon you're going to think like
I can honestly say that if I didn't have my parents and my family as an anchor, I would not be
this type of person. My parents are constantly telling me, "Go read a book, go study this, go
research this." I listen sometimes, and it pays off.
Today is Friday, and my parents have been giving me money all week for school, I
but they would gladly give me money to go to the movies with my cousin. They give I
me $10 or $20 for the whole week. I don't always eat lunch. Sometimes I save my I
money and I keep it until I want to buy something. And then, at the end of the
week, like Friday or the weekends, I ask for another $20 to go out, and they say, (
"LAll right, here, come home soon."
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Minimum Requirements:
r 4 Subjects CXC (tertiary education will be an asset)
*Must have your own transportation
*Previous experience in sales would be considered an asset .

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

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

Mnachineg Qgerators
Mini u qutiieememtsin 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.

Inday Chronicle September 23, 2007

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ERI hcfilSyGeorg Barclay,

Divorced wife wrongly approached

WICA for maintenance pending suit

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A vacancy, exists for a Co-ordinato~r in the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative
(EE-FT),Ministry of Education, Giuyana.

The Coordinator wijll efficiently and effectively oversee the implementation of`
the Gtiyana's Education for lAll-Fasit Tr~lack Initiative (EFA-FT'I).


The EFA-F"TI Co-ordinator should have a un1-iversityi de r-ee. A. Master's or
Doctorate is pre~ferredl.


T`he EFA-F;TI Co-ordinator should have at least five (5) years experience ib
pr'oj ect-/ educationmra nagerne nt and planning.

T`he Term~s of Reference for- this position can be obtalinedi fr.omI Per~sonnel
Department, Ministry of Education, 21 B~rick~dam, G~eorgetown. .

App~licationls should h)e clear4' Il~ly akedi COC-ORD~I IN~ATOR, Educationl for All-
F'ast T'racki Initiative on the en~vcolope andt placedc ini the 7rTender Box. M~inlistry\ of
Education, 21 Brickidamn, Gllllrosge In not later than Wednesday. Sept-ember
26._ 2007.

NOW BEEN ~i~EXT lENDEDT'OW\EDNE NDiA\', 51 I I 111 11:R 26, 2007.

Vacancy exists in thze Mlinistry of Health for the position of Stock Verifier.


C;CE 'O' levLel/ CXC (Genera~l 1-III) or Basic I in at least four (4) subjects
including Enlglish- Language: or equivalent plus a. minimum of four (4) years
experienrcein CIovernm~ent Accounting and Storekeeping practices.


A good secondary? education plus a minimum of seven (7) years Public
Service experience in addition to four (4) years experience in Government
Accounting and Storekteeping practices.


A good primary education plus a minimum of nine (9) years Public Service
experience with at least four (4) years experience in Government
Accounting and Stor-ekeeping pr-actices.

A-pplications should be submitted not later than September 2'7, 2007 to:-

Thel ScrletaryI
Public Sirvice Commission.
F'ort Stre~et,

husband had taken a Prelimi-
nary Objection in this matter
as to jurisdiction that this
petition for Alimony Pen-
dente li tre was not properly
;before the Court in that the
same was not an Interlocu-
tory Application within the
meaning of sub-section (g) of
Section 23 (1) of the -
West Indian Court of Ap-
peal Rules 1945.
According to the
judge, Counsel argued that
in sub-section (g) the
words "any other inter-
locutory applications"
should be construed to
mean applying the 'ejus-
dem generis' rule of inter-
pretation. L~

larity unless the expression
"similar" or some equivalent
expression is' added..

Justice Phillips went on to
say, "This original application
for alimony pendente lite, is
brought, state Mr. Humphreys,
to the West Indian Court of Ap-

its proceedings and particu-
larly Section 5 (1) (e) thereof
ieads as follows:-
For regulating, generally the
practice and procedure of the
Court of appeal or any matters
relating thereto (including the
right of audience in the Court
of Appeal) or to the duties of
the officers thereof or to costs
of or fees upon proceedings
Justice Phillips added, "It is
clear that there is no power
given by this Act to make
Rules of the Court for regulat-
ing the proceedings in Divorce
in the Supreme Court of Brit-
ish Guiana."
"Consequently the words
"any other interlocutory Ordi-
nance (notwithstanding the pro-
visions of the Interpretation Or-
dinance) cannot refer to Peti-
tions for Alimony pendente lite
at first instance which are mat-
ters to be preferred unto the Su-
preme Court of British Guiana
and at that stage are not cognis-
able before the appellate body
(The West Indian Court of Ap-
peal) except and until the same
reaches that Court by ivay of
appeal, which is not the case
here" Judge Phillips disclosed.

He added, "In my opinion
therefore the submission made
by counsel for the husband suc-
ceeds and the service of the Pe-
tition in these proceedings for
Alimony Pendente Lite is set
"In view of the conclusion
I have reached on this point it
is unnecessary to enter upon

"Application refused,"
the judgment concluded.

IN 1954, British Guiana
High Court judge Roland
Phillips sitting as a Chamber
Judge of the West Indian
Court of Appeal (WICA) to
hear an application from a
divorced woman, asking for
alimony pendente lite (main-
tenance pending trial) from
her husband, refused the ap-
At the conclusion of a di-
vorced proceedings between
husband and wife in the matter
of Tiwari and Tiwari, Mrs.
Tiwari, the respondent, lodged
an appeal to the West Indian
Court of Appeal, asking for ali-
mony pendente lite (latin: main-
tenance' pending suit).
But, as the West Indian
Court of Appeal was not sitting
in the colony, the petition was

heard by a judge of the Supreme
Court of British Guiana, Mr.
Justice Roland Phillips.
Counsel for the husband
took a preliminary objection as
to jurisdiction and submitted
that a petition for alimony pen-
dente lite was not an interlocu-
tory application as envisaged by
sub-section (g) of section 23 (1)
of the West Indian Court of Ap-
peal Rules 1945.
The judge held that Peti-
tions for alimony p~endente
lite are matters to be pre-
ferred in the Supreme Court
of British Guiana in the first
instance and are not cognis-
able before the West Indian
Court of Appeal until they
each that court by way of ap-
After refusing the applica-

Any other interlocu-
tory applications relative
to the appeal and ejusdem
generis the other preced-
ing sub-sections (a) to (f).
Going on the Judge explained,
"Mr. Humphrys in reply re-
ferred to :
(a) Subsection (2) of the
same rule 23 which reads as fol-
Any such application
shall be heard in the first in-
stance by the
Court unless the Court of
Appeal is actually in the
Colony at
the time" which it was
not. (Court means the Supreme
Court in the Colony and in-
cludes a Judge thereof" and
(b) The Interpretation Ordi-
nance Chapter 5, Section 5 (1)
as ct 1 n otheerlast pdaraoghaeprh

wise" shall be construed disjunc-
tively and not as implying simi-

tion the judge noted that peti
tion to the West Indian Court of
Appeal by a wife for alimony
pendente lite without making
application to Supreme Court in
the first instance.
Senior Counsel, B. O.
Adams had appeared for hus-
band (appellant) respondent in
the divorce suit, while Mr. H.
C. Humphrys, Q.C., repre-
sented wife (respondent) peti-
tioner in divorce suit.
At this stage, the judge used
the abbreviation Cur. Adv. Vult.
- an abbreviation in law reports,
indicating that the judgment of
the Court was delivered not ex-
tempore at the end of the hear-
ing but at a later date.
Delivering his judgment
later, Justice Phillips de-
clared that Counsel for the

= ;

peal (and it is so stated in the
rubric) under the provisions of
Rule 23 mentioned above.
Rules 34-41 of the Rules of
Court (Matrimonial Causes),
1921 provide the procedure in
proceedings for alimony pend-
ing suit. Rule 2 of these Rules
"Proceedings before the
Court in divorce and matrimo-
nial causes shall be commenced
by Petition (not "application")
preferred unto the Supreme
Court of British Guiana, and by
Rule 1 thereof, "the Court" in-
cludes a Judge thereof.

The Werst India CuSrc no

the Court of Appeal to make
Rules of Court for regulating

Page 8 &, 17 p65

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Aadlmission to tihe M~edical L~aboratoryr Traininlg


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who are interested in being
trained as Medical Laboratory Technicians, Ministry of Health.

The training will commence in October 2007 and will be for a period of one (1) year.

Before admission to the programme, persons must be passed as physically fit and
will be required to enter into an Agreement to serve the Government of Guyana for
a period of not less than three (3) years.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00)
per month throughout the duration of the course.

Enty rauiemetsfor the Medical Laboratory-Technician Trann

A minimum of three (3) subjects of which English Language and a Science subject
are compulsory.

()CXC General Proficiency Grades 1, 2 or 3


(11) CXC Basic Proficiency Grade 1

(11) GCE "O" Level Grades A, B or C

The training wilI commence in October 2007 and will be for a period of one (1)

Applications must be sent not later than September 28, 2007 to the office

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,

to reach not later than 28'k September, 2007.


The Ministry of Health inviites applications for the following vacancy:


Requirements:- *

Registered Pharmacist viith at least five (5) years post-
qualification experience

Commencing salaiy is $70,865.00 per month on salary scale GS: 9.

Interested persons should submit their applications to reach not later than
28th September 2007 to:

The Secretary,
Public Service Commission,
De Winkle Building,
Fort Street,

,Sunday: Garonile ;September ,a! 2007


We st 'In di es ,
Trinidad'and Tobago, and the
Contributors, Caribbean
scholars, some of whom
represent all the campuses of
UWI, while others are based at
universities outside of the re-
The articles are arranged
under four themes: voices of the
enslaved, changing images
of African people, the Abolition
debate and The British Carib-
bean after Abolition.
As stated in the Editorial,
"Two hundred years after the
passage of the Act to abolish the
British Slave Trade is an appro-
priate time to revisit this event
and review the ways this trade
and its victims have been por-
trayed in the existing litera-
ture". As such. this issue of The
Arts Journal, in addition to be-
ing a permanent document of
fresh perspectives on this his-
toric occasion. is a significant
sicp in adlvanc~ing the historiog-
ranphy~ of slavecry) in the Carlib-
In commem~orat~ing this sig-
nal evecnt in ther history\ of` the
Atlantic w\or~ld. this collection of
articles offers a mor~e comprle-
he~nsive discussion of Abolition
and its conseqluences f'or Car~ib-
bean societies, it offers a wealth
of information- critical to the
teaching of this topic, the Fo-
rumIT stated.
The Ar~ts Forunr Inc., pub-
lisher of The Arts Journal, is an
independent non-profit plat-
form devoted to critically

analysing neglected issues and
aspects of society in Guyana
and the Caribbean through the
work of scholars and research-
According to the Founder
of The Arts Forum Inc and edi-
tor of The Arts Journal, Ameena
Gafoor, "the aim of the Journal
is to strengthen a critical tradi-
tion in Guyana and the region,
bring to the fore works of art
that need greater exposure
and engage in other activities
that will increase the awareness
of our people to the importance
of the humanities, art and cul-
ture as the bedrock of exist-
The Journal is circulated
among educational institutions
region wide, at the secondary
and tertiary levels. including
teachers training colleges, com-
mnunity colleges, art galleries,
national libraries and archives.
anld inl the United Kingdomn and
Nortlh America.
The Abolition issue of The
A-rtrs Journa~l will be launched atI
a Confe~rncen in Jaumaica~ in D~e-
ce~mber as pa!rt of the Jaumaical
Bicentennial CommittetLc' s a~ctivi-
ties to observe the historic oc-
The Arts Journal is avail-
able in Guvana at Austins
Bootkstore, Calabash Gift
Shoppe, M~argarita Gift Shop,
New Era Bookshop at the
airport, Universal Bookshlop
at thle Le Meridien or from
the Editor, Telephone: 227

THE Arts Forum has an-
nounced the release of its
most recent issue of The Arts
Journal, a refereed critical
Journal whose aim is to pro-
vide fresh analyses on ne-
glected aspects of contempo-
rary literature, history, visual
art and culture of Guyana
and the Caribbean.
Since this is the bicentennial
yea:r of the abolition of` the radle
in enslaved Africans. a double
issue of the JournaL Volume 3
Numbers 1 &c 2 has
been devoted to the themeC of
the Abolition of the Trans-
Atlantic trade.
A press release froml the F~o-
ruml said this significant issue is
the recsult of regional collabor-a-
tion between The Arts Journal
that is based in
Guyana, the Guest Editor, Dr.
Rita Pemberton, who is based
at the St. Augustine campus of
the University of the

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_rlrn i1 I-rspr .:iTu es on contemporary Literature
History, Art and Cultur~e of Go~ n~::
and thle Caribbean

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The Government of' Guvana (G;OG) has recently concluded a Loan Contract #: 1551-
SF!G;Y (US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Devielo ment Bank (lDB). Part of
the proceeds of this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the
Fiscal and Finlanc~ial Management Program.~ The FF;MP consists of' three sub-
components namely:

(i) Tax Policy and Administration:
(ii) Public Sector Financial Management; and
(iii) 'Fiscaland Fiduciary Oversight.

The overriding aim of the FFMP is to build effective and sustainable executive and
oversighit capacities in the Gliyana Revenue Authonity (GRKA), the iMinistry of
Finance (MIOF). the National A~ssembly (Economic Services Committee (ESC) and
Publ ic Accounts Committees (PAC) and the P'ublic Procurementl Commi ssion (PPC).

The main focus of sub-component (i) is on the introduction and operation of` an
integrated information technology and database system at the GRA.

To this end the FFMP hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates
for the following consultancy:


Requirements: ,
(1) Master s Degree in information, C~omputer Enginleering*
Computer Science or equivalent qualification:
(ii) Five (5) years experience at a senior management level in IT
(iii)Minimrum five (5) years experience as Senior System Manager
including the implementation of commer-cial application softharet packages
and system conversions using best practices; and
(iv)j Minimum five (5) years information technology knowledge,
experience and skills at the senior management level with~ expertise in the
area of.integrated IT' systems for tax and customs administration in a
enviironment- similar to the GRA.

Specific Expertise:
(i) M~inimum five (5) years project managementn experience at the
senior managemenltlevel: and
(ii) Knowledge and. experience in the development and
implementation of integrated computer applications inl a distributed Wide
Are~a Network environment.

Detailed Terms of Reference for theposts referred to above may be obtained frm:

Administrative Aqsistant
Fiscal and F-iinancl Malnnet~C'I nentI Proururu11
Ministry ol Finance ~
Main & Urlquhart Strleets, George~town
Telephone No.: (592) 225-0742
Fax No.: (592) 225 07412

The closing date for- all applications is September 27, 2007

Procurement Officer
Fiscal and Financial Mantagemenit Programl


The Bank of Guyana is inv-iting applications from suitably~ qualified

pers''onsi to fji th e vacancy of RHITU KWYHI/CIff in its
.;.: -matlionl Serv~icies D~epairtm'ent.

i Full ti mi!.: .ne clu in~~r f he retquirements andb job dscription for thris position csan

;jbe osbtainied by acesbsing the Bank's webtsite art wr-- ~ -ban -0 ul a: 0, .; .~ :!Rl uto wiffth detaf~ild C rr u1..1luml Vitae~ shouldf hr~e htabin -di
toa the no laterB f~4 than FRIDAYr, SEPTEMBER 28, 2~0? tandf should
be caddrcssed~t to:

of all overweight American chil-
dren are thought to have the

"Just as type 2 diabetes ex-
ploded into our consciousness
in the 1990s, so we think fatty
liver will in the coming decade."

man of the Child Gmowth Foun-
dation, said it was clear that eat-
ing a diet rich in high-glycaemic
food led to increased fat.
He said: "Fatty liver is go-
ing to be one of the tragedies of
the futme unless we do some-
thing about it"
Azmina Govindja, a dieti-
cian and spokesman forthe Brit-
ish Dietetic Association, said
that the biggest threat from a
diet rich in high-glycaemic food
was development of insulin re-
sistance the first sign of type
2 diabetes.
She said: "There is a place
for high-glycaemic carbohy-
dat mdin odendtionhas mtood
research that eating too much
can increase the risk of insulin
resistance and this can lead to
serious health problems.
"However, this study is
interesting, as there is other
evidence that people who eat
a diet rich in high-glycaemic
food are more likely to have
more body fat."

High GI foods:
Mashed potato
White bread
Some breakfast cereals
(eg Cornflakies, Rice
Krispies, Coco Pops)
Steamed white rice
Moderate GI foods:
Muesli (non-toasted)
Boiled potatoes
Pitta bread
Bagggat rice
Wholemeal bread
Low GI foods:
Roasted salted peanuts
Rye and granary bread
Whole and skimmed milk
Boiled carrots
SBaked beans

had twice the normal amount of
fat in their bodies, blood and liv-
The researchess say that be-

~A diet rich in potatoes, white
~bread and white rice may be
contributing to a "ssient epi-
demic" of a dangerous liver
"High-glycaemic" foods -
rapidly digested by the body -
could be causing "fatty liver",
increasing the risk of serious ill-

Boston-based researchers,
writing in the journal Obesity,
found mice fed starchy foods
developed the disease.
Those fed a similar quantity
of other foods did not.
One obesity expert said
fatty liver in today's children
was "a tragedy of the future".
Fatty liver is exactly as it

sounds a build-up over time of
fat deposits around the organ.
At the time, no ill-effects
are felt, but it has been linked
with a higher risk of potentially
fatal liver failure later in life.
The study, carried out at
Boston Children's Hospital,
looked at the effect of diets
with precisely the same calorific

content, but very different ingre-
dients when measured using the
glycaemic index (GI).
This is a measure of how
quickly the en-
ergy in the food
is absorbed by
the body, pro-
ducing a rise in
.blood sugar lev-
els high GI
foods lead to

similar rises in
instunn I cl .
leases the
chemical in re-
sponse. .
High G;I
food Inlud
many brreackfase

cereals and processed foods
such as white bread and white
Low GI foods include un-
processed fruit, nuts, pulses
and gabs din puain ttTe oga
and oranges.
After six months on the
diet, the mice weighed the same,
but those on the high GI diet

cause the processed carbohy-
drates are absoxbed so quicidy,
they trigger the release of more
of the chemical insulin, which
tells the body to lay down mor
ft Dr avid Ludwig, who led
the research, said that the re-
sults would also apply to hu-
mans, and even children, in
whom fatty liverisbecomingfar
more common.
Between a quarter and half

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Broodhagen, by Donald Locke and by Ron Savory, and recent sculptures by Oswald Hussein and
Roaland Taylor from these artists' collections.
Of special interest is the display of a miniature Amerindian village by Macushi balata
artist George Tancredo, of Nappi Village, Region 9, donated to the National Collection by busi-
nessman Mr. Inderject Beharry in 2000. Called "A Dream of My Ancestors and the Past", it
recreates in fascinating detail the activities and pastimes of people, animals and landscape of
an Amerindian village of some decades ago.
Fifteen schoolchildren accompanied by two teachers from four Region 7 schools, special
guests of the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs for a week of tours and visits, visited the gal-
lery exhibition on September 13.
The exhibition opened on Thursday 13th September and will continue into October, end-
ing on October 20.

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Arner-indian -Heritage Month

Exhi~bitiosn art the National

HGar Of A tB OYT
WORKS by Amerindian artists in the National Collection are now on show in an exhibition
marking Amerindian Heritage Month at the National Gallery, Castellani House, Vlissengen
Road, Georgetown.
Lokono (Arawak) artists are represented by works on canvas by George Simon, sculptures by
Oswald Hussein, watercolours by the late ceramist and painter Stephanie Correia, and the acrylic paint-
ings by the late Edward Fredericks, which record rural Amerindian life and technologies. Additionally
on show are works which explore Amerindian imagery and culture, such as those by the late Marjorie

Scotiabank Inner Circle Program.

Fl.'`t n W!~ Yf1; Ia Ilillited1 tirne. I.?isit ani, o~f th-e res:ltau.r7.lnts
bel;: v alnd~: geti a1 fre cajthe of !/nne~ ..h~en youL spendlr a

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RENEE Persand might be preparing to hand over her crown.
but she is by no means over with Mliss India Guyana.
It is the country's only Indian national beauty pageant and pro-
ducer Asif Nowaz hopes for a glorious return this year after putting
off the show last year given the fears associated witth general elec-
tlons. Renee is backing the event totally. from helping to select del-
egates, to traintng them.
This year. Nawaz is teanung up witlh El Dorado Media and En-
tertainment to put on an elent completely different fromt what he
usually undertakes. but yet maintainmng the formst of the umique pag-
eant The dltersit~y of India's culture, deftned by regions with their
own unique dress. music and lifestyle, uall be presented in the form
of a three-hour concert on November 241.
Ell Dorado Mecdia and Emrertainment, prellousl Arrival Cre~-
allons, previously put on sold-our concerts of classical indian songs
and dances In Georgetow n and Berblce. The overw~helming response
w~as owmng to the urugue nature of the elent. which saw leading In-
dian dance~rt. decked In resplendent costume, transfrml the magic of
the golden era of Hlnds esnema to stage.
Agarn, thrs !ear. Gulana'\ main Indian Jance group, w1Il pcer-
form to the hit song of the past 60: yezars. Dresse~d In coilumze
deplcting the \anous timle p~nodis of Hindl cinema. they w1Il create
a spenacle as the\ reflect on the golden era. and plrtray the \anted
dance forms of today.
Concurrently. young ladies from across she country wsil cel-
ebrate the diversity of India as they vie for the title of Mliss
India Guyana. In a likely competition, contestants will show-
case a different state in india. particularly those from where
our Indian ancestors came. T~hey will do this in talent and cos-
The costume comnpermton is the anchor of the event, and the jude -
Ing Is strier on conformttn to the national dress the delegate reprer-
rents. 11 thereforer persuades; the delegates to research the state the!
would ber represented and then portray that on tager.
In Re~n~c's time, tw o years ago. she rep~rescnted the state of Tamuil
Nadu and said the eipenncnce of delm I\ n nto- it( culture wiac fasib~nal-
Ing~ and eye-opec~nnin Too. she saiJ she also had to get to know mo~re
albout Indial aind wasl a-strnished at th scores of different wa\ r s to e
the can T ~he can do, nlLIh kih 3 ICt~ ic of lo-th' ish su~ll amazedi
Rence. '5 1-, a proi*lewonal medical ec~hnologiust andl is now~ a
sect~`ndi-\ear medical She' is excited about the staging of the pageant once again,
and said she looks forward to assisting in making sure this
lear's pageant rise above exupecations. I'oung ladies interested
in participating in the contest can contact Asif Nawaz at 2331-
2493 or emlail eldoradomedin @ t

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IT will, be a model catwalk
Like no other the Deme
SHarbour Bridge!
Loeadn Giuy aneste desig
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'~Rose (FabtsNlRoses) are pi
~Rr$out all the stops to stag
most daring fashion eve
SGuyana yet Fashion
?(008. Could this be the
ord for Sonia Noel an
Guyana Fashion Weekend
to move over?
You ivould have notice
Gary and FactsNRoses
n missing tirom the Gruyana
'ion Weekend, and one excu
fered by tiary was that h
Michele I le wen obut
Fashion' Xpo which was l;
earlier this year.
Well, plans they hav
As part ,of the pr
ti~onal package for

producers are busy
ing preparations
"Guyana Fashion X
The World's Lor
Runway." Imagin
Cadre of a hundred
and female models
the world's longest
way the -Deme
Harbour Bridge!
Models will start
runway strut on the

Gary says plans are i
tion for a representative (

~c~r.~i .. :

Guinness Book of Reco~rds to
be present so that tie; event
can be officially listed. ~
For the fashion'show,
which has alreadjr been
tagged "Beautny and Style in
the Rainforest", designerss
will present their rco sections
using an local, regio al and
international models strut-
ting on the spectacular GFX
80O-feet-long run vay, espe-
cially created for' the affair
and which features a natu-

ral fresh -waterfall back-
"Set ag:ainkt the backdrop
of its lush rainforest, majestic
rivers soothipg lakes, natural
wildlife anl /an eco -friendly
environment, Guyana will
showcase its culture and style
to the world as it plays host
to the first -annual Guyana
Fashiop Xpo," Gary said in his
first official statement on the
"GFX will highlight the

talent and skills of designers,
models, stylists, hair and make
- gi at-tists, creating a sizzling
weekend~ of fashion unparal-
leled in the southern Carib-
bean. Whilst bringing busi-
nesses and services ancillary to
the industry from Guyana and
the region together, the event
will also serve to propel
Guyana as the region's new
fashion and manufacturing
The event is planned for

Easter 2008 at Splashmins
Resort, which is beautifully
nested in the heart of the
Madpwini wetlands.
Running conjointly with
the runway segment, will be
the "GFX Fashion Boutique"
which offers opportunities to
display and sell a wide vari-
ety of designer merchandise.
The local, regional and
international press will be
on hand to capture and pen
the highly anticipated event.

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dirtect- I lly afc~ted bi- HIV;AIDS..
Award erss w~ill be selerctd via a lott
5th~, 200 l-. Ple~ai i readd the 4('llC~tion .
Selection criteria:
You do not ownt your own home but live In region 4
You are enrolled in one of the below mentioned clinic
dai Mmral aecyHospital, GUM Clinsc, C ampbell
You have HIV and are on treatment or have pruof of a part
who died due to AIDS related complil" on
You are between the ages of 25 and 35 inc~lusv
You have between 2- fa chilldren under the age of 18, or
YqiU are a grandmother or legal guardian taking care of child
who last one or both parents due to AIDS
You and/or your partner are either un-employed or un
employed but have a close relative who is working and will
to be an equal shares, joint owner wilth you
You have three Individuls to assist in the building of
one's home and four others., of Heam
I Ministry of Housing .n;

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OIJ)l~labotratio w\ith The M~inistiry of Health,
will be orffe~rin~g 5 housel lo~ts for famnilies.

eryl tha~t ivll be dfrawnl on Friday~ October
Sc.riter ai~ lis;tred beloit fo~r participation.

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The Guyana Sugar Corpotration Inc. invites
interestedl parties to tender for the Proposal
For PBX Billingi Softwa re.

Closing Date for Tenders will be Thursdtay
October 11 2007.

Please contact Purchasing M~anager-General
imnmediately to, purchase and uplift T~ender
Package at:

Materials M an agement Depatrtment

Ogle Eat 0ast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-29I0, 3 161 or 3 162
Fax: 592-222-3322


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the Supreme Court that reli-

nents of the government ac-
cused the administration of

on a number of key highways.
The next day the report
was withdrawn.
In a damge control exercise.
two directors of the Archaeo-
logical Survey of India were
suspended and Culture Minis-

The chief minister of India's
southern state of Tamil Nadu
is sticking to his controver-
sial statement questioning
the existence of Hindu God
M Karunanidhi also said
there was no proof that Lord
Ram had constructed a bridge
where a new shipping canal is

planned between India ~
Hard-line Hindu grol
the chief minister's states
On Tuesday Hindu
ists angered by the com
set fire to a Tamil Nad
killing two people,


s God

and Sri Enraged Hindu hardliners in -
the city of Banigalore, in by
ups say neighboring Karnataka state. ar!
ment is also attacked the home of Mr
Karunanidhi's daughter, Selvi. ol~
Sactiv- R;
lu bus, Hindu scripture says the H;
police area between India and Sri Lanka? pr
-now known as Adam-'s Bridge In

was built millions of years ago
SLord Ram. supported by an
my of monkeys.
But scientists and archae-
ogists say Adam's Bridge, or
am Setu, is a natural forma-
on of sand and limestone.
ard-line Hindu groups say a
opposed canal project between
Idia and Sri Lanka will destroy

the bridge.
They say Mr
Karunanidhi's statement is
blasphemous and have de-
manded an apology from him.

"You tell me whether Ram
lived. I had only stated that
there was no person in the name
of Lord Ram. What is wrong in
that?" Mr Karunanidhi is re-
ported to have told a TV chan-
On. Saturday, addressing a
public rally, Mr Karunanidhi
had asked: "Who is this Ram?
From which engineering college
did he graduate?"
Angered by his statement,
Hindu hard-line groups have de-
manded his dismissal and arrest.
Last Wednesday, the Ar-
chaeological Survey of India told

ter Ambikal Soni offered to re-
The government wants to
build a canal to link the Palk
Strait with the Gulf of Mannar
by dredging a canal through the
shallow sea.
The $560m
Sethusamudram Ship Canal
Project is expected to provide
a continuous navigable sea
route around the Indian pen-
insula and is expected to
boost the economic and in-
dustrial development of the







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P~hone/fax: (592)-2330867. E-mail:

Story Time


Dash watched the route or is p'zed possession hilg
higher and higher fourth anc tue awsay as 1f propelle by an
engine or a spirit. He waFhed as n appea.ed Io na~g
suspended for awhile belfo' wng downwa~vrds lowsards :-le
only greenheart twee in nal pan 3: re wood Trea and
dejected, Dash saunisrea f 06 j' m dk!ection to retrieve nes

By the time, he attained the prounty of the tall tree, Dash was -
so wom out that he decided to take a rest in Ils shade b~eforte
resuming the search. Choosang a comifotable spot he spread .:4r?
his body down upon he Dae gruld But n sonr hdl 9e~~ i.r
relaxed; stinging rays of s~atigh began to molest his stun.,
Op~ening htis eyes, he discovered thiat the shade he deliberately put himself into was no longer there. The
shade moved and the boy followed suit How~ever, when the shade shifted two times more: the boy was
"Something isdelinitely w~rong her edecared the human. Arumble came from one hundred feet above.
"Are you tryingto wam me ofdnangef
he tree beckoned the boto pust is ear againsthrmsietuk "I'm practicing todo smnersaults so Ican
Dash tried shaking off the illson. But wh~en he couldn't he knew this was for real. This was his call a call of
sacrificethaton~lyewrkrawarksarechosenio PridefilledhI~sbreast as heprepared to meet hisfate.
"Look atmy roots; fm trying to free them in odrdrto itee. The loggers are coming to fell me twenty-five years
beforemy tie is due. Their greed isso great that they can not wait for me to mature to produce offspring to
1~i~lsavreyou. Swii.protctyouslr~hmylife."blurtedthesticeyouth.
With such an utterance. Dashf;elthis strength returning. With such a force and fury that he was rapidly getting
bigger and bigger. Until he wa~as s hge as the tree. The. with a terrifying gurgling sound, the two entities
The tree was slill standing lial and gnroing biggertwenty-five years later. But the little boy that walked out on a
marate gam~etrenty-five years ago was still missing -to those who do not know the legend.

Mllulti-choice questions pertaining to Amerindian Heritage Month.
Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D):


After twice missing easy shois. Dash knew he was losing
interest in: the game. Knomn~g there was no escape at this
stage, he wished he could diappear like a sps~rit However. II
was not long before the o*e~ boys bJecame suspicious o;
Dash's indifference. SubSsequeantl. ic wHnrer of the game
was forced in extract resw~d byr nossa Dash's marble far into
the forest.

4. Which village was chosen
as Heritage Village in the
Year 2006?
(A) Capoey
(B) Mainstay
(C) Annai
(D) Waikrebi

5. Heritage Village for the
Year 2007.
(A) Annai
(B) Morowta
(C) Mainstay
(D) Ekereku
6. Who are the Indigenous
people of Guyana?
(A) Europeans
(B) Africans
(C) Indians
(D) Amerindians

1. The month designated as
Amerindian Heritage Mionth in
fA) August
(B) September
(C) October
(D) January
2. An Amerindian Village situated on
the left bank of the P'otaro River in
(8) Surama
(C) P~algamyra
(:D) Wdatedroo
3. fThe ~meaning for the name given
for Guvana.
(A) Land of diverse
(B) Land of many
(C) Place of the largest
(D) Land of many
nratural resources

Solution to the puzzle and answers to the questions will
be published next week.

9R21/207. 50 PM


Colour all the spaces with an A green
Colour all the spaces with a B Brown





1) TIhe M~inistry of PubIII lc orks and Comllmunications~ invites scatled bids fr-om eligible
andrc qualifiedl bidders for,! Rehabilitation anld Cor:nstrulctionr s oft roads. Item I inveolvcs
rehabilitation~ of bridfges, grading of the roadwuay and supplying, platcin~g atnd
comnpa~cting laterite to deteriorated roadc sections. Itemns 2 anld 3 involve grading of
roadway and supplyiing, placing and con-ipacting later-ite to deterioratedi road sections.

!)Rehablilitationl andl Con~vstl-rution, cqfl~oadv andl Br-idges along Linden~I-CILethem Tral l

2) Recha-biitation an/d Consr.ctrurction~ rj'f-oadat Mie .72

3)Rehabhilitatio~lnand :Const-ructione g~ltani-j- Kwa1(~(kwan.lli Road

2) Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Biddinlg (NCB)
procedures. specified in thle Proculremenlt Act 2003 aind is open to all bidders.

3) Interested eligible bidders may obtainl further information fr~om, TZ'he C:o-ordinator,
WNork~s Services Group, and inspect the Bidding Document~s at the address given below
from 9:00h -4:00h
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works and Communications,
Fort Street, Kingston

4) 'Qualifications requirements include:
a. Completion ofany twyo (2) jobs o~fa similar natw-e~c Bi the hinltelrland locations o~fat least
GY$ 45 Million? dollarrs within th~e last three (3)yearsfo~r~ltem 1.

b. Attelndntce ofa site meeting onl th~e 21"' Septembler; 2007 is mandatory for Item
1. Bi~dders must crr7ived atr Mabuhw~ra li/ Polic~e Outpl~ost at 8':30amt and be prepared
to travel to Lethem~ onl the samle date.

5) A ~complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at thie
address below from September 17th,2007 and upon payment of a non-refamndable fee
of Two thousand dollars (GS2000) .Tlhe method of payment will~be by cash or cheque in
f'avourof'the Pennanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
6) Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9:00am on 9th October 2007.
Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened physically in the presence of th~e bidders' representatives who choose to attend
in person at the address below at 9:00am on 9th October 2007.

National Board ofrrocurement an~d T'ender Administration
Ministry ofFinance
Northwestern Building
Main and Urqluhart StrLets,

The Government of Gruyana (GOG) has received 11nancing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IAD.B) for the Main Road Rehabilitation Prograrrme Phase II. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of thlis financing be applied to eligible payments for the
procurement ofPortable Satellite Phones.
The Government of Guyana through Wtorks Services Group. Ministry of Public Works &~
Communlications invites sealed quotations froml eligible suppliers for the supply of Two (2) No.
Portable Satellite Phones.

Procurement will be conducted through the~ National C'ompetitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the priicurement Act 2003, and is open to all suppliers from member countries of the
IADB. Interested eligible suppliers may obtain specifications and further information at Address
I below during Ohrice hours: 8:00 h I6:30 h Monldays to Fridays. Invitations for Quotations
inclusive of Spect nations and Price Schedules in English can be obtained from the Office of the
Co-ordinator, Work~s Services Group. '

Quotations must be placed in sealedl envelopes and addressed to. The Chairmail, Ministry of
Public Works and Qbmmunlications Tender Board (MPW&CTIB) and deposited in the Tender Box
of the Ministry- of Public Works and Comlmunicationls (MPW&~C) located at Wight's Lane,
Kingston, Gieorge ~wn before 09.00 h on Thesday 2" October 2007. Late Quotations will be
rejected. Qulotatioiis will be opened in the presence of the suppliers' representatives who choose
to attend in person at Address 2 below at 09:00 h on the closing date. All Quotations from local
suppliers must be accomnpanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates. GOGI reserves
the right to accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the procurement process.
The addresses referred to above are:

some drilling very close to their
protected reserves. And now
they see Ecuador asking for

If the scheme can be made
to work, though, he thinks other
counties will follow with simi-

to see if this creates a precedent

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:orrea is hoping for lots ud
for his project p
nisFo decades, foreign compa-
nies have made large profits
working the oil fields of Ecua-
dor, something resented both by
the indigenous people and by
Ecuado 's own ener y ie u sty.

campaign last year, President
Correa tapped into that resent-
He promised to defend the
rights of indigenous peoples and
feefroam tieesnto mtnatii i
energy companies. His message
was popular many
But soon the president
will have to decide which
camp to align himself with.

keeping the oil in the ground,"
he told the BBC.
Professor Larrea's role has
been to provide technical advice
to the group that first put for-
ward the idea, the environmen-
tal group Accion Ecologica.
The group says the $350m
could be reached by writing off
some of Ecuador's national debt
and increasing international aid,
as well as through donations by
private individuals.
~The target figure is esti-
mated to be half what the
olifiehi wouli brisk neac syebaereir

favourably received in several
Germany says it is taking
the idea seriously
Norway is to send a del-
egation to Ecuador in th~e next
few months
*; The World Bank is con-
sulting with other international
Italy's parliament is
about to vote on whether to
gi- official approval to the
Paolo Cacciari, one of the
Italian MPs in favour, says the
motion before parliament al-
ready has the support of more
than 50 of his colleagues from
both left and r ght.aper o-

ried by the idea of reducing po-
tential global oil supplies in this
way. -
"We've extracted more oil
than we were ever meiint to," he

he Yasuni National Park in
Ecuador is reckoned to be one
of the most biodiverse re-
gions on the planet. Beneath
it,~ though, lie an estimated
one billion barrels of oil.
The Ecuadorean govern-
ment has begun negotiating with
oil companies interested in
bningingo that oil to the surface,
although President Rafael
Correal says his pr-eferred option
would( be to leave the reserves

Earlier this year, Mr C~orrea
announced a one-year morato-
rium on oil exploration/in the
area and launched a plan:-aimed
at safeguarding the Yasuni park,
which covers some 9,820 sq km
(3,791 sq miles) in the
country's Amazon rainforest
Under the proposal, Mr
Correa is asking for foreign do-
nations worth $350m (175m)
in exchange for a promise not to
exploit the Yasuni reserves, but

how feasible an idea is it?
One of the people respon-
sible for developing the pro-
posal is Carlos Larrea, a profes-
sor at the Andean University in
Quito, who says it is an entirely
original approach to tackling cli-
mate change.
"We are presenting a new
way to prevent global warming.
Instead of trading with pro-
duced emissions as under the
Kyoto protocol we are pro-
posing to avoid production. by

"We have an
ecological debt to
pay back, and
this suggestion by .
Ecuador is an in-
telligent solution.
It's the responsi-
bility of all of us
to look after
these reserves."
So far
though, there has
been no firm
commitment to-
wards the fund-
ig ~


Hofstede, based .
in Quito for- the
World Conserva- PRESIDENT
tion Union, ap- more mone
proves of the
idea in principle but he has res-
"The questions I have are
what will be done with this
money? The government's pro-
posals are very broad. Aldo, can
te government guarantee to and

will stay in the ground for eter-
nity or at least for more than
two or three governmental
Mr Hofstede also notes
tht Scudothas beee criticie
tries for even considering oil ex-
ploration in a designated UN
biosphere reserve-
"They never touched their
petrol resources within pro-
tected areas. But Ecuador did

Address 1
The Co-ordinator
Works Services Group
M~rinistry of Public Works and
Wight's Lane.
Telephone: 592,-226-065;0 Ext. 108
ELmail; wsgfpet~wirelessay~om

Address 2
The Ch~airman
Ministry of Pubic Works & Communications Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works & Communica~tions
Wight's Lane

All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" ofG $ 750,000

Permanent Secretary -
Ministry of Public Wtorks and Communicationls,

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.- Ecuador seeks oil 'compensation

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Deaf Enrichment and Film Festival

Side walk Cafe & Jazz Club, 176 Middle Street
September 2007
At 7:30 PM
All movies are free and open to the public.
These topics focus on issues of importance to the. deaf
COmmunity at large-
AII movies will be signed with voice interpretation (voice
over) and closed captioned-


Microsoft cofoumler Bill Gates has been ranked as the wealthiest person in America for
the 14th year in a row.
Forbes magazine put Gates' fortune at $59bn, with investment guru Warren Buffet in second
"'"" th ma nat wa lof Amdelson and sofinwae tycoon Larry Ellison remained at third and fourth.
place on Forbes` list of dae 400 richest Ameticm
It took a net worth of at least $13bn to earn a spot in the rankings.
GEole founders Hfh
Er*r the first time since 1989 there were no members of Walton family, which estab-
Eshed WalI-Mart Stores, in the top 10.
They were displaced by Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who came in joint fifth
place, with fortunes of $18.5n apiece.
Investor Kirk Kerkorian was the biggest gainer on the list, his forhtue rising by more than
$@b in the past year to $18bn. putting him in seventh place.
"Wall Street really led the charge this yea said Matthew Miller, editor of the Forbes list.
"GCod only knows if they'll be on it next year. It really just depends on what the market does."
The collective net worth of the 400 billionaires totalled $1.54 trillion more than
Canada's GDP.

through th~e CARIFESTA X 2008 Secret~ariat
Announces the
Carifesta X Theme, Logo and Song Competition


THE~LMIE Compretition:

Sponsored by Guyana Community Based Rehabilitation Programme
Guyana ~L USA Deaf Communities

The Ministry of Education is seeking, as a first step, to
have all privately-owned schools registered
nationwide. Application Forms can be uplifted from
the offices of the Regional Education Officers,

5f Yt0 Competitiojcn:

All applications must be completed and returned to
the respective officers by 2007-10-15.

Ms. Geneveive Whyte-Nedd
Chief Education Officer

2. The song mrust be origin~al, of good taste and never have been
presented in any form priohr to this Competition

3. A copy~ of th~e song on CD along with a copy of the lyrics and
mus~56icalscore muIstbe submitted.

* These competitions are open to all Caribbea n nationals.
* The entries for these competitions must reflect the objectivets and
spirit of the Festival.

* The winning entrieshbecome the property of the Ministry of Gulture,
Youth and Sport and will be used for Carifesta related activities,

* These competitions close on September 28, 2007.

Entries are to be submitted to the Carifesta Secr~etariat, Minkt~ry of
culture, Youth and Sport Annexe, 91 Middle Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

Monday, September 24

Tuesday, September 25

"Beyond Silence" (1998), starring Sylvie Testud
Running time: 1 hour 47 minutes DVD

"Babel" (2006), starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett,
Gael Garcia Bernal & Rinko Kikuchi
Running time: 143 minutes DVD

Wednesday, September 26 "Sound and Fury" (2002), starring Scott Davidson
Running time: 80 minutes dvd

Thursday, September 27

Saturday September 29

"The Miracle Worker" (1962), starring Anne
(In black & white)
Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes

"In the Land of the Deaf" (1994)
Running time: 99' minutes VHS
Spoken in French & French Sign Language,
subtitled in English


1. The~ theme can be less, but not more than 12 wordstand must
be accompanied by a brief explanation.

LOOO~ Co~mpeQtiton:

1. The Logo must be an imilagee or objects; artistically arranged. The
entryr mEst be accompanied by a brief explanation.
2. Entries can be submitted hand-drawn or in electronic format.

. 1.

The song should havet no less than three or no more than four
verses (stanzas) plus rea chous (refrain).

and Principal




921/2007 54 PM.




InVitation fOr Bids

Inter-American D~evelopmlent Bank
Health Sector Program -Loan No: 1548/SF-GY

1. The Co-operative Republic of Gu ana has received financing from the Inter-
Amenican Development Bank (ID ) towards the cost of implementing the
Health Sector Programme. It is intended that part of thle proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
suppl and delivery of noods and services mn support the Health Facilities of
the Kgional Healf A thonity No. 10, Linden.
2. The Mlinistry of Health. Health Sector Development Unit now invites sealed
bids from eligible suppliers for the supply and delivery of the following :

Supplyv, Delivery &: Installation of C~omputer Equipment at the
Health Facilities of Regional Health Authority No. 10 (Linden)
Idf no: IDB/G()O/7/NCB'/006

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and
uplift a con plete set of bidding document at the following address between 9:00
hrs to 15:30 hrs from Monday eo ti Direto

Attention: Mlr. Prakcash Suookdeo, Procu~rement Offticer
H-ealthl Sector D~evelopmenlt Unlit
Geortgetowvn Public Hospital C~orporationr Compounld
East Street
Georoetown, Guvana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 228-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: pi nrure-men r;hIi\.gins,gs
1. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon p~aymento
a non refundable fee of G$S, 000 in the name of Health Sector Dvlpet
Unit. The method of payment will be by Company Cheque~or aagrs

2. th Bdbsidrust be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address

(bl The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets. Georgetown
and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the
- programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not
open before Tuesday, October- 16, 2007"
3. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown. Guyana. no later than 9:00 am on
Tuesday. October 16, 2007 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the
presence of those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend at
'3:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on7 October 16, 2007.
4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in
the name of the company submitting the bid from the Guvana Revenue.
Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
5. A bid security of one hundred and fifty six thousand, three hundred and
thirteen Guyana dollars (G$156,313) must be submitted along with the bid.

The~_.gurchaeris..ter sp.nothresponbe o bids not received thereof on or before the
time specified for the reception of bids.Lat~e bids il"i lie eece ri etre


3M\1 Health Care

"3M & IPA Partnering for Improved

10feClion Prevention & Sterilization"'

Facilitated by.
Mr. Andres Scherson
3 1 I j3/1 .clrencr/Cl 177/801701
Pret enhlanl Sterlaliaion! Educatoilr
z- MS. Valerie Stagg-Leotaud
Medical & Alteroliology Representativle

DATE: OCTOBER 7t~h. 200;
VENUE: REGENCY SUITES, Hadfield Street, Georgeto~wn.
TIME: 9 00aim 3.00pm
Parilclpantss will receive CMIE credits for their attendance
Coffee break and lunch will be provided

_ Regl:ster yo)ur atte~~, ndanc with M\'s. Kels5ha Penral' at the


Sunday Chronicle September 23 2007

livestock is encouraged,

In an era of rapid techno-
logical advancement and climate
change, farmers are encouraged
to become involved in the
implementation of environmen-
tally friendly agricultural prac-
tices that will ensure fo~od secu-
rity and the legacies of success,
fertile lands and unpolluted wa-
terways continue for future

To begin the process, we
must 'make important choices
related to the variety of crop to
be cultivated such as:

o Knowiing the charac-
teristics of the variety: that is -
Is it heat tolerant. the level of
disease tolerance. whether it is
open pollinated and the market-
o Agronomy of the
crop: the spacing requirement,
land preparation, soil type and
pH recommended. fertilizers
needed, production time. pest
and disease treatment.
o Post harvest manage-

Cabbage is an excellent

source of vitamins, roughage
and folic acid. It is widely con-
sumed locally either cooked.
fresh or preserved and has the
potential as an export crop.
In Guyana, the main arenas
under cabbage cultivation are:
Black Bush Polder, Parika,
Laluni. Linden and has the po-
tential for large scale cultivation
in hinterland areas using drip ir-
rigation technology.
Throughout the various ar-
eas in Guyana, different variet-
ies of cabbage are grown with
the most popular ones being the
compact single leaf types.
Some cultivars grown locally are
Tropicana, KK Cross, Gianty,
Fortuna, Salvation and Resist
Cabbage is initially
grown in seed beds or seed
trays and then transplanted
at the four five leaf stage
(four weeks old). It is very
important at this stage to
carefully inspect the seed-
lings for signs of bud worm
Cabbage can be cultivated
on any soil type, but grows well
on light textured soils such as
sandy loam, clay loam and
those with high organic matter
content. Cabbage does not tol-
erate acidic conditions. It re-
q~uires a ph of 5.5.
The land should be prop-
erly tilled with excellent drain-

age systems.
If the pH is below 5.5. then
limestone should be applied
two four weeks before trans-
Transplanting is best car-
ried out in the afternoon to
resist transplanting shock.
The recommended spacing
should be 60cm between rows
and 45cm along rows (ap-
proximately 37,000 plants/
A soil test should be done
to determine the fertilizer re
quirement. At transplanting.
Urca. triple super phosphate
and Mutrialte of potash fertiliz-
crs shoulld be mixed together at
recommended rates then incor-
porated into the soil at about 5
cm or two inches away fr~ont
the seedling base. Incorrectly
placed fertilizers will result in-
efficient utilization by the plant
and run off being drained into
waterways causing the growth
of aquatic water plants which
subsequently block drainage and
irrigation waterways.
if applied too close to the
seedling, it will suffer from fer -
tilizer burns which will result in
severe damages.
In the absence of a soil test,
the following recommendation
should be followed is a guide:
Urea 220 kg/ha
- 40% at transplanting that is


60%~ at head for-
mation that is 3.6 g/plant

TSP 90 kg/ha
-all at transplanting
that is 2.4lg/plant

MoP 140 kg/ha
-50%/ at transplalnt-
ing that is 1.9g/plant
-50% at head formna-
tion that is 1.9g/plant

11 organic manur~e is applied.
then the synthetic fertilizer rate
should be adjustedanccor~dingly
After transplanting.
plants should be irrigated con-
tinuously for three days, there-
after. two times per week until
head formation, or as is neces-
Usually. cabbage is ready
for harvest at after 10 weeks of
The head formation usu-
ally occurs between 7-8
weeks after tra naan ien deee
page XIX


Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Geor etown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East. street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
ail. pr~ocurement@hiv~gov~gy

Page 7 & 18.p65

F many Guyanese
agriculture is a
major source of
employment and
main contributor to the
nation's GDP. Beyond the
major crops of sugar and
rice, agricultural
diversification through the
development of non
traditional crops and

In Vitation for Bids

Inter-American Dlevelopment Bank
Basic Nutrition Programme -Loan No: ~112/SF-GY
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter- :
American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of implementing the Basic
nutrition Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will
be a plied to eli ible payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of
goo s in support the Health Centres in Guyana.
2. The MTinstr.y of Health. Health Sector Development Unit now invites sealed b ds
from eligible suppliers for the supply and delivery of the following :

Supply~ & Delivery of Weighing and M/easuring
Equipmentfoir Growrth monitoring g in Healtth Cenbtres
NCB No: IDB/GO/07/NCB/007

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and
uplift-a complete set of bidding document at the following address between 9:00 .
hrs to 15:30 hrs from Monday to Fridays:
Attention: M~r. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurementl O~ilcer
Health Sector' Development U~nit
Geor-getowr n Public Hospitali Corporat~ion Comrpounrd
Gecorg~etown, Guvana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 22(i-2425? 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559

1. Bidding document ca~n be prcae byit sd bidders upon payment of
a non refundable fee of G 5,00nthnaeoHalhScr Dvlpet
Unit. The method of payment will~ b ae b CmanyHC heaue Soor Manacer'sm

2. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address
of the bidder.
(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown
and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the
programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not
open before Tulesday, October 16. 2007":
3. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Stree~ts. Georgetown. Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in7 the!
presence of those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend at
'))i0.1S hous o shortly thereafter, on October 16. 2007.
4. il -i comhpliance certificates s must accompany bids from local suppliers in
the name of .ne co! 1pany submitting the bid from the! Guvana Reven~ue
Authority (G;RA) and th Na~tional Insurrance Scheme (NIS).
hdtr security of; nd !cred and fifty thousand, eight hundred and seventy
3uvana doi: .$650,875) must be submitted along with the bid.

Srec~eived thereof on or before the

From page XVIII
pending on the variety grown.
During the various stages of cultivation, the farmer should be vigilant to guard against pest and
diseases. To prevent major disease and pest infestation, it is advisable to employ an integrated pest
management strategy which means controlling pest and disease using reduced chemicals but rather bio-
logical control which is the use of natural insects to destroy the destructive ones e.g.
The use of natural predator lady bird beetles frequently feed on aphids. When aphid popu-
lation is low and lady bird beetles are present, there is no need for chemical control.
And Cultural Control methods which include:
o Rid the field of weeds and plant residues from previous crops
o The areas where vegetables are grown should receive full sunlight, kept clean of weeds and
all crop residues should be removed and burnt.
oProper land preparation serves to control weeds, diseases, and soil insects, and also helps in
the destruction of large soil clods, which act as hiding places for cricket and cutworms
The choice of pest and disease control is influenced by the level of infestation. A few plants within
an acre do not require the use of chemicals, but can be removed manual and destroyed by burning.
Remember using biological and control methods will ensure good field sanitation arid also fewer
chemicals, allowing for the production of environmentally sound agricultural practice while ensure good
wholesome foods.
Another important strategy one should always use is crop rotation which means simply growing
different crops on the farm by one after the other.
Never plants one crop continuously on the same best. Choose another crop type e~g.
See figure at right

Farmers should always remember to rotate the use of chemicals to prevent insect/ pest
resistance and to adhere to all instructions given on the labels.
In growing cabbage the farmer should be always be on the look out for cricket, aphid,
diamond back moth and white flies attacks. (We will continue this article next week)

to the Da ly and Sunday

P; 4~-~. i

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Sunday Chronicle September 23, 2007

Page XIX

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"International Year for the

Preservation of the Ozone Layer"

Celebrating 20 years of Progrress in 2007

Co-operative Rtepublic ofGuyana
Unserved Areas Electrifi~cation Programmne Hinterland Prqfect
Preparation Component
LO-nlo3/SF GY
Procurement ofworktsfor the Electrijication ofOrealla~/Siparruta

OPMP~- W 7-oS-2oo7
1. This Invitation for Bids follows~ the General Procuremient Notice for this Projiclt
that appeared in Deve~llopmntnzusiness. issue no. 578 oflG"tMarch2~102.

2. The Government oif G'uyana hase received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank towards th~e cost of Unservedi Area Elsctific~atona Programame which
includes a7 Hiniiterland Project Preparation Comsponent. As part d4its Hint~erlatnd Sr.llLey the
Government intends to conduct several demnonst~raion projec~ts arnd it intends to apply p~art of
the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract foir the pr~curement~n diitn ulk-nl b no
hardware and transfo~rmers for thle con~struction of distributor networks at Ohceaila and
Siparuta, Riegion 6. This contract will be finaanced from IDB8 loan resources. Bidding will71 be
governed by the Inter-American Dnevelopmcenat Bank s ch-- ilvr Ing rul(; .uid procedu~r-

3. The Qf~jic of~ther Primle MZ~inite ianvites ~seal bids lamn eigble and qualified
bidd~ers for the construction of overhead electricity distribution networks at

The construction p~erod should commence earliest to sixty (60~) l~e~ndsr day~s fro~m the award
ofecach contract.

4. Biddmng wi-ll be conducted thirough the Natiornal Co~mpTzritive Bi~ddng ~(NB)
procedtures spcified in thle Inter-Amexnruca Developmecnt Bank's Po:licies f'or th~e
P'rocuremecnt of W~orks and Goods financed~i b he- Lint~er-A-merican Dev~elopment Bank. and is
open" to selected hidder~s.

5. Interested eligible biddbers mral. obltain fu~rther infonnrma~~tiorn f the O3ffice of 1ihe
Project Implemen1:tatin Un~it at the Ofie of` rhe P~rimie Miniiste~r ad ins~pect the Biddcing
Doccumeni~rts at the a~ddress given1 below mi paragraph 7 from~ Seipt~mber 24, 20~07 to O')tcober
7'.29,207, Mvondla~s to Fridays during the houlrs 08:00to~~ Ni:30h .

6. Qualifications require~ments inc~luder: Brtidders .Financia!r Capacin;r~ Exp~r~ie~nc andi
~Thichkrnica:iiCaimd deivery'?' scher~tichde 3:y;resywn-~rcsive s..-.ed-u.i n..~ I ~;r;! p riovided in t~he
Bidding Documlents.

7. A complete set of Biddling Documnents in English1 may4 be purchased by the bidders
in person or on the submission of a written Applic~aton to the address below: and uposn
pa;yme'nt of a non-r-ehmdafble fee of 5S5lr,000 uyana dollar~:

Offie of the Project Implementation Ujnit
Offce of the Prime Mlinister
Wight's Lane

The method of payment will be by cash or Managear' 5 cheue
8. Bids must be delivere-td to the address belowl at or beforerr 09:00l hours, Tuesday
Octoberu30. 207LO:
The Chairman
N\-ational Procurement and Tender Administration Board -
(northwestern building)
Ministiv of Finane
Maint &9 U~rqurart Streets
G~eortsetown. Giuvana
Electronic bidding will notf be pe~rmined. Late bids w~ii bhe riejected.. Bids will be opened in,
the presence of` th~e bidders' represe~ntatives~ or anyonez wh~r lo chs to attend in person by
09:fl0 h, Tue~sdur October 30, 2007:. :All bidls must be ziccompanied by Bidi Scur~ity in tm
amount G$2'50r.00i.

).Bidders regist~red inl Guyanra mus~t sulbmit the relevan jt Guand Reven~ue
Author-ity and National In7surance Schemec Com~pliance Certifcates; md~icating that they
have met their Income T~ax and NIS obligation.

Phgd'XX* r

Sunday~hronlicle-Seplsrtember83,-207 -

be exposed to more ultraviolet
B radiation (UVB) from the Sun.
in the late 1970's and early
1980's, scientists discovered,
and gathered, evidence from
studies in Antarctica on a thin-
ning ozone layer and concluded
that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

hereu reason c he thi-mad

depleting substances (ODSs),
used for decades throughout the
world. Their emission into the
atmosphere proved to be deplet-
ing the stratospheric ozone
I yr,a a lwng t entr on
increased number of cases of
cancers, cataracts and weakened
immune systems on living organ-
isms that were exposed to these
As a result, the Montreal
Protocol for substances that
Deplete the Ozone Layer was
adopted by the international
com u ndit no cu~ntre n
stop h msi o D it
our atmosphere.
To date, 191 countries
have ratified the Montreal
Protocol in a collective effort
to slow and reverse the ef-
fects of ozone depleting sub-
stances (ODSs) on our strato-
spheric ozone layer through

Please See
liage XX

It has been 20 years since
world governments began
adopting the Montreal Proto-
col on substances that De-

plete thie Ozone Layer. TIhe
Montreal Protocol is "per-
haps the single mnosit success-
ful international environ-

mental agreement to date"
K~orn Annan, 2003. The werdd
has clearly demonstrated the
ability to collectively resolve

the threat of the destruction
of the stratospheric ozone
layer by phasing out the use
of the man-made chemical
substances responsible.

which 'shields' the planet by ab-
i~m ot diathe nhannful ul-

itself. As a result the incidences
of ozone holes appear over cer-
tain portions of the planet, par-
ticularly the Arctic and Antarc-

O1 ''

O'; ,.

The Ozone Layer over
Antarctica begins to thin in'Au-
gust, with the arrival of the Ant-
arctic Spring, and reaches dan-
gerously low levels by Septem--
bed/October. Spring for Antarc-
tica is crucial, since it lasts un-
til December/January, which
means that the South Pole will


Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the SUPPLY OF

Lot 1- IMeters and Accessories
*, Lot 2- Transformers
Lot 3- Service Connections
Lot 4- Tools & Equipment

A complete set of bid documents may be purchased for a fee of G$3,000 on submission
of a written application to:

Guyana Power and Light Inc.
40 Main St.
Tenders must be accompanied by valid National insurance (NIS), Guyana Revenue
Authority (GRA), and Value Added Tax (VAT) compliance certificates, and deposited
in the Tender Box provided at ~the address above. Deadline for submission is 13:00 h
(1.00 pm) on Tuesday 9th October, 2007.
8idagnvelopes ust b_.d~e s~_adessds follows:
The Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light inc.
40 Main St.
Bids will be opened at 14:00 hi (2.00 pm) on Wednesday 10th October 2007. in GPL's Board Room
2571259 Mliddle St Georgetown in the presence of bidders/representatives.

Ozone is made up of 3 mol-
ecules of oxygen (03) and
comes from the Greek word
"ozein' meaning "to smell'. As a
liquid, ozone is deep blue; as a
gas, it is pale blue and has a dis-
tinctive smell. The constant use
and release of man-made chemi-
cals (chlorofluorocarbons,
halons, methyl bromide) into
the atmosphere accelerates the
breakdown of ozone molecules
in the ozone layer at a greater
rate than it is able to replenish

Page 5 & 20.p65


page 4.

Sunday Chronile~ Septe~mb'er 23,' 2007

GEMINI -- Take another look at your workload today, and reevaluate the expibc-
tations you have for yourself and for the people you work with. Are you being fiir,
are you being idealistic, or are you being unreasonable? It's one of the, three. Right
now, you need to adopt a new point of view about things, because your expectations
are just not realistic. The good news is that once you admit that things aren't goilig to
happen the way you want them to, you'll figure out the next best plan. j

CANCER -- An elevation in your emotions, can bring you lots of joy today, as
long as you know when and where to display them. Propriety and an objectivq~ide-
meanor will be called for most of the day, so save up any outbursts or giggle fits for
tonight. Stay loose and relaxed inside, though -- you need to learn to be flexible enough
to recognize a gigantic opportunity when it appears. The work at hand demands B lot
of you, but it's nothing you can't handle with grace and a dollop of your individuality.

LEO -- Today, try to consider only the knowns in. your life -- the facts that you
can rely on. Right now, the unknowns have no power and are irrelevant Sure, exgilor-
ing the 'what ifs' of your life can be exciting, entertaining and distracting, but today
they will be too confusing to be anything positive. So stay close to h~ome, stick with
the people who know you inside and out. The right people and the right place will
give you what you need -- just like they always do.

VIRGO -- No one loves criticism, even the constructive kind. But from to timne,
everyone needs to hear it -- including you. You'll get a huge benefit out of the fPed-
back other people give you today, so ask around about your latest endeavor. Find out
what they really think of your ideas and methods. Could they be improved? Swallow
your pride and don't expect to hear singing praises. A healthy ego is important, but so
is humility. Today, grab a slice of humble pie and dig right in!

LIBRA -- Those people who haven't been noticing you had better watch out!' Be-
cause you're about to make quite, a splash on the scene, and they'll wonder why they
never acknowledged what a rock star you are before. This is a bright time of fame for
you, when you'll be turning heads and eliciting whispers from the crowd. If you have
tb give a presentation, audition for a play or teamor are about to go out on a first
date, you have nothing to worry about. You'll shine!

SCORPIO -- A hllgh-spirited friend is full of bright new ideas, and they love shitr-
ing them with you today whenever you have the time. The trouble ise you are going
to immediately see quite a few holes in their logic -- should you rain on their parade,
or let-them go unwittingly into what you think is sinre to be a failure-in-waiting? The
stars ask you to remember~that each person is on their own path in life, free to mace
their own mistakes (aind learn from them).

SAGIITTARIUS -i Sometimes (like today), y~oist communication style says mtdre
to people than the aictuail words you are uttering. Be mindful of .the~attitude you'e
giving off and be veryg careful with how you speak -- you could run a smadl 'risk; of
making a bad first impression if you are careless about your body l!anguage. If jtiti'
can put in the extra effort to stand tall, smile, and listen attentively, you rill sisil~
Through even the most challenging conversatioqsys ith ease.

SCAPRfCORN -- You'r moving into a quieter phase of life today; g nd yo~u will
be spending ~time on thk sidelines for a while. This ume out of the action will be a
welcome relief, however. You've got some visions'for your future that require making
some big changes, so ust this quiet time to prepare. There are new directions youar
take things -- and all th t's missing is a real pl~ani.So think about one today. Allt~lit
introspection will fade soon, so delve as deeply':as you can now.

AQZUARIUS -- Just Ipecause your brilliance hasn't had a chance to be' on display)
lately doesn't mean that 3ou aren't still as amazing as ever. Sometimes, the only posi
tive reinforcement you're. going to get is the kind you give yourself, and this might be
one of those times. It's not that other people will be tearing you down, it's just tha
no one will be building you up. But it's time for you to learn how to be your owl
best friend, your own cheerleader. So keep shining -- even if no one else notices.

PISCES -- Be open to changing your mind once in a while -- holding on to th.
same opinion forever is not something that a mature, intelligent person does. An in
telligent person is not afraid to revisit issues just to make sure they're up to speed or
Small the facts. So seek out some intellectual stimulation today and take another look a
some controversial ideas. Are you sure you still feel the same way about them? You'I
discover you still feel strongly about most of them, anyway.

9/21/2007, 5:39 PM

"International Year for the From sge xx

Preservation of the Ozone Layer"
their complete phase-out. Together, the world has made considerable achievements in re-
ducing the consumption of ozone depleting substances to approximately 95%
So far, thanks to the Montreal Protocol, the rate of destruction of the ozone has decreased
and perhaps delayed the effects of climate
urjN change by about a decade. However, repairs to
Sthe ozone layer have not shown any significant
permanent improvement as yet, there is still a
cycle of destruction heightened during the Ant-
T ~~L~F~~~: I~(BB~$~l~~k_ actic spring It is etimabted that the ozone layr

Reduction of Ozone layer depletion has re
,isulted in major health benefits as this has enabled
the global community to avoid millions of cases of
Ja fatal shin cancer and tens of millions of case's of
nts non-fatal skin cancer and cataracts. The United
States estimates that by the year 2165 more than
6.3 million skin caiicer deaths will have been avoided in that country alone and that efforts to ipro-
,tect the ozoxie layer will have saved it an estimated $4.2 trillion mn health care costs over the period
Climate change:benefits from protecting the Ozone layer are substantial because ODS are also
global warming gases. The reduction in ODS between 1990, when they reached peak level, and the
year 2000 has yielded a net integrated reduction of approximately 25 billion tonnes of CO2 weighted
global warming gasses. These significant reductions make the Montreal Protocol on of the prime global
contributors in the fight against global warming.

dvWot ngheo asstn of the Multi atera tudfor the implementation of thn Montre~al Protooco ,
tuting over 70% of developing country total. Further, projects designed to reduce over 90% of the
remaining developing country production have already been agreed. Additionally, there is a high rate of
compliance to the Protocol as in the process of the phase-out many countries, both developed: and
developing have met their phase-out targets well ahead of schedule.

The Mmnistry of Agriculture, Hydrometeorological Service (National Ozone Action Unit), is

Gu a sthde rdfigrtion tn arcond tionin ns cr os 'hg
est consumer of ODS and is moving towards the use of mpre en-
vironmentally friendly alternatives. Technicians in this sector are
I -heavily relied upon by the tourism industry and the food & bey
~- erage industry.
The refrigerators, chillers and air conditioners cul-rently
:P k ""'' ~ .using the old CFCs are being retrofitted to ozone-friendly
"-;rl ta rlteratiesb tramintted rfgeationpee technci ans. Training
~is provided to technicians to capture and recycle CFCsirather

cling units, received from UNEP, were distributed to facili-
~ tate this. Aerosols of any kind, are now being manufactured
using ozone-friendly alternatives and carry the 'No iCFCs'
label on the cans. Look out for this label when rdaking
As of August 2007i the 'Trade (Restrictions on Import of Ozone Depleting Substances); Order
2007' has been signed i to law. The ODS legislation has been established to control the consuinption
of ODS and to deal'with the remaining scheduled 15% quota. No ODS would be permitted to enter
Guyana after December 31, 2009. As such:

1. All import rs bf ODS and ODS equipment must now register with the National Ozone Ac-
tion Unit (NOAU), Ifiydijometeorological Service, Ministry of Agriculture;
2. Importers inust now apply with the National Ozone Action Unit to obtain a permit for the
importation of ODS and:0DS equipment.

In addition, impoi~tation of bulk ODS and ODS equipment will not be allowed into the country if:
1. The shipment is; mislabeled?
2. The shipment does not meet the labeling requirements of the Guyana Bureau of Standards,
3. The shipment exceeds the fluota issued for the importer,
4. The shipment exceeds Guyiana's consumption quota,
5. The shipment is ordered after the 2010 deadline .

Protect yourself froni overexposure to the harmful UVB rays. Regardless of skin colour, severe
sunburn by the UVB rays also causes discolouration and preniature aging of the skin.
o Wear sunscreen (at least S~PF 15)
o Wear wide brimmed hats 1
o Cover your skin from too much exposure to the UVB rays
b Utilize the shade of trees r(cloud cover in overcast .weather will not protect you from sun-
o Avoid going out or minimize exposure to the sun between 10:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs when the
sun's rays are strongest.

In 1995, recognition of the importance of the global issue and the contribution of science to the
ozone layer protection efforts came in the form. of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, which was awarded
to Sherwood Rowland, Mario Molina and Paul Crutzen for their pioneering work on ozone depletion.
Also in 2003, political recognition of the Protocol came in the statement of the then United Nations
Secretary General Kofi Annan, who termed the Montreal Protocol "perhaps the single most interna-
tional environmental agreement to date .
Guyana, in partnership with the other signatories to the Protocol and assisted by the Multilateral
Fund and the United Nations Environment Programme, is committed to the protection of the ozone
layer. For more information, contact the National Ozone Action Unit (NOAU) within the Hydrom-
eteorological Service, 18 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown; Tel #: (592) 225-9303/227-2463; Fax #.
(592) 226-1460; or email us at

Share your ideas, questions and comments by sending your letters to: "Our Environment",
c/o EIT Division. Environmental Protection Agency, 256 Earl's Avenue, Subryanville. Or email
us at eit.epaguyana~


ARIES -- Your energy is sky high today, and your focus is razor sharp. So if you
have been waiting for a time to organize your life: this is it. Make time today to clean
out a closet, fix up the garage, or just do that load of dirty dishes in the sink, today is
the day for it. You have a great ability to create order out the chaos right now, so use
it! You will have fun with whatever method you choose. whether it's color coded
Folders, alphabetical lists, or complicated computer programs.

TAURUS -- Before you let yourself get hot under the collar when something otht-
rageous happens today, do yourself a favor and stop for a moment to review the
situation. Things that affect you might not be meant to affect you, so don not take
anything personally. Be objective, analytical and cautions -- listen to your consglrva-
'',"F tive side today and don't let yourself get caught: up in the heated emotions of the
moment. Most importantly, do not do anything rash today that you might regret

-I '


Of the sea, the broad f of

and fogtto wode at
-.St. Augusline

tic head with avowals of passionate love. Of course
she had yet to meet Harriet. Allof hisencounters with
the young woman in the past had been at cotillions at
country house parties, and then afrtnight which he'd
spend in at Hadley Park in Shrewsbury. Now, think-
ing on the shy, timid, rather stern-looking girl, he
doubted seriously if there was a single impulse in her
entire personality which would in all honesty be called

1) Pretend that you are the person in the extract.
Write a personal account of how you view your ex-
perience mentioned in the text.
2) Write a description of the girithat the gentleman
was bringing into his family.
3) Write apoem incorporating the event dwelt upon
by the extract. Read it to a friend, and then paste it
upon a notice board.


I wish the hard part
Would be forms. Catching the trees right,
getting the sea to cooperate.
Or the sun, coaxing the sun out
when everything is right
and you want it shining.
But all this is easy, soothing, and naturral.
As bright and spotless as a dinner counter.

The real difficulty is eyeing the fat,
plain, and level. Scaffolding,
the high wires, the egfireighes ladders,
disarrange the subject. Then
an ocean has thoughts; the wind
calls collect, a whispering relative. Yoursignature
Is oneverything
saying names and hiding shapes.

Responding to poetry isn't easy sometimes. If you
were taught to read and write poetryl at the same time,
it would not be hard for you now. Anyhow, the poem
above is for you to read and discuss with your study
partners. When you get to like it try responding to
the two questions below.


1. Why does the poet suddenly bring in the image
of a dinner counter? What does it point to?
2. How does thinking get in the way of seeing in
the second stanza? What details does the poet stand


Sunday Chmnicle September 23, 2007

Hello students,
Let's renew our short talk about study habits. For
study to become a habit, much time must be set aside
for its indulgence. Let's talk today about another study
tool. Let's look at critical reading. Critical reading
requires that the reader asks himself/herself a number
of questions such as:

Ar hs comnnecin logical?
Do I agree with the values underlying this
writer s viewpoint?
Questions like these are necessary because even
well-researched and carefully considered writing can
contain mistakes or reflect an author's bias.
Learn to identify facts and opinions.

Do enjoy today's issue. Love you.

The Extract
The alarm rings and Bill Porter stirs. It's 5:45 a~m.
The weatherman is predicting rain. With adisability
that can cause him considerable pain, he could linger
under the covers. People would understand. He
knows that.
A surgeon's scar cuts a swath across his back
The medicines littering his night stand offer help, but
no cure. The fingers on his right hand are so twisted
that he can't tie his shoes. Some days, days like this
one, he feels like surrendering. But his dead mother s
challenge reverberates in his soul. So, too, do the
voices of those who believe him stupid or retarded,
incapable of being more than a ward of the state. All
his life, he's struggled to prove them wrong. He will
not quit.
And so, Bill Porter rises and begins again his
fight for independence and dignity.
With trembling hands, the 64-year-old door-to-
door salesman dresses carefully: dark slacks and
matching blazer, blue shirt, tan raincoat and pinched-
front fedora. Image, he believes, is everything.
On the 7:45 bus, he finds a seat in the middle
of a pack of teenagers. He senses the stares....
Porter looks at the floor. His face reveals noth-
ing. In his heart, though, he knows he should have
been like these kids. He's not angry. His mother had
explained how the delivery had been difficult, how the
doctor had used an instrument that crushed a section
of his brain and caused cerebral palsy, which affects
his speech, hands and walk.
But he wasn't slow.
His mind was trapped in a body that did not
work. Speaking was laborious, as if words had to be
pulled from a tar pit. People were impatient and didn't
listen. He felt different was different. People like
him were considered retarded then. What could his
future be?
Porter asked the Vocational Rehabilitation Di-
vision for help. They sent him to several social-ser-
vice agencies, but they called him "unemployable"
His mother was certain, though, that he could
rise above his limitations. Porter wanted to be a
salesman.... When Porter saw a help-wanted ad for
Watkins, a company that sold household products
door-to-door, his mother set up a meeting. The rep-
resentative said no, but Porter wouldn't listen. He
just wanted a chance. The man relented and offered
Porter a section of the city that no other salesman
wanted. ....
.. ..If customers turned him down, Porter kept com-

ing back. And he sold..... He was awarded with a
better territory. For several years, he was Watkins'
top retail salesman in a four-state area. Today, he is
the only one of the company's 75,000 salespeople who
sells door-to-door.

Ask yourselfthe following questions and make sure

tlP Wte o scri ton fBsil Pore in your own
words for an interested friend. Do you know of per-
sqns in situations like his today? Tell about them also.
S2. There is the inclusion of features sunrounding his
work life such as Porter's: disability, felling like surren-
dering, mother's challenge, salesmanship, confidence
to guarantee products, way to keep coming back, rise
to top retail salesman. Exactly what is each feature
3. Have you ever set such challenges to your
characters when you write? Read up about physi-
cal and other difficulties man faces. There are many
success stories that can be told. Turn to your Com-
monplace Book and. substantiate its contents with
items of significance for you personally. (Note: A
Commonplace Book is one in which writers keep
collections of significant items to be used as sources
for other writings.) -
4. How much is the writer's language suited to the
characters of the story? Tell each other in your study
group how it is f itted.
6. What makes you want (or not want) to continue
reading more of the story?
7. Read the passage as many times as possible and
write a short story based on it. Pay attention to your
finer details of setting.

Personal Note: What have you mastered well in
your writing so far? Check and come up with a fair
answer, and then resolve to add more skills to improve

Right now you can try to tailor your writing style
to suit your audience. For example: When you write
for a younger audience, use simple sentences and easy-
to-understand vocabulary.

Abruptly he fell to searching for the words as she
wanted to hear. She has graceful neck, auburn
hair, sober eyes. She's clean articulate, though shy -
He looked sideways at her. "I think you'll like her."
"Whether I like her or not is unimportant."
"She will produce healthy children," he added, "-
something that your three offspring have thus far been
unable to do."
She continued to frown at him. Then apparently
as weary of the encounter as he was,: she concluded.
"Then you wish me to speak to lanns with the
"Why not?" he replied hurriedly, "'Irather thought
that was the point of all this."
She nodded, a solemn look upon her face, as sad
and preoccupied as the one she'd arrived with. He
had hoped to walk back through the castle gates with
her smiling, on his arm, a pretty family portrait which
he was certain would please Sophia.
But apparently it was not to be. As she started to
rise, he again gave her generous support. He was
sorry that she had cooled toward him. And he was
doubly sorry that he had been unable to fill her roman-

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Sunday Chronicle September 23, 2007


classical and pop dancing a~t the age of' ninec. anld for the next l~ie
consecutive years. hC w~on first prize in both classical and pop danc-
Ing competitions at the Mlaha Sabha Deepavali competitions. He
also held the disco dancing champion litle fr-om 1982-1988.
Dheeraj represented Guyana locally and internationally
and studied Khatak and Orissi dances from Guru Tirath
Ajmani and Reva Ajmani. Dheeraj has toured with famous
bollywood stars e.g. Asha Bhosle and is the producer and di-
rector of the popular television program, DNA TV.
Geeta Bisram began her singing career at the tender age of eight
and made her debut appearance as a pop singer in June of 1994

atnd has never lookedi back anld is now the host of a popullar televi-
sion programs. "Wesst Indian Mlusic TV". GeCta Bisraml continues~
to build o~n her accomlplishments~I aInd grows to chrml the he\r-ts of
the young anld old a1lke.
The event features leading singers from India, Paki-
stan. Bangladesh &( the Caribbean. The performers in-
clude Alisha Chinai, Kumar Sanu, Krishnamurthy,
Sukhbir and top International designers, M~anish
Malhotra, Suneet Verma and Sushma Patel who will
showcase their latest collections along with the hottest
models from India anid the U.S.



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Welcome to the 470th edition of
"Champion cookery Corner", a

i I weekly feature giving recipes anid
tips on lookingg in Guyana.
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Cuny is an assortment of spices that are blended together. The blends of the different spices used to, make curry
vary by region, however, the mixture commonly mecludes tunneric, ground exunin. corialnder, and cardamom.
Tunne~ric, curry's primary ingredient, is recognized immediately by its ~bright yellow color. A member of the
ginger family, turmeric has long been associated with its healing properties. Used as a common antiseptic in
Ibdida turmeric is one of ayurvedic medicine's staples and is used regu larly; to treat damaged skin such as cuts or

Over the past several decades, scientists have begun to xctract curcumninr, the primary active ingredient of
tunneric, in order to study its wide range of medicinal properties. It has been recognized as having a positive
etfect on many conunon ailments due to its natural ant-i-inflammatory, antioxidant.annti-tumnor, and anti-amyloid
properties. A recent study indicated that curcumnin has the ability to reduce thle signature Alzheimer patient's
plaque in the brain anld reduce the reformation of the plaque significantly. Although more research is needed. this
could provide researchers wyith valuable tools with which to battle Alzheimer's. Curry is of course very popular
in India. where Alzheimer's disease rates are among the world's lowest. And for hundreds of years curcumin in
extract f'orm has been prescribed for a variety of illneusses. Researchers say curry's powertial antioxidant and anti-
Sinflammatory properties make it a very aittractive possibility for treating diseases such as Alzheimuer's. cancer,
and heart disease. Studies hav:e also shown that daily doses ofthe spice were linked to a lower risk of polyps of the
So adding INDI Curry Powderlc to yur diet sreemrs to be a smart mtoee en~joy somr e todav! '

3 rn dium bananas, green tip, peeled
I onion halved, thinly sliced
I apple, peeled and cored
1V2 teaspoons lemon zest grated
I teaspoon coriander
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes. ground
1 can kidney beans, 15 ounce
i cup yogurt nonfat
3 cups rice hot, cooked
3 each scalhocns, spring or green onions
thinly sliced
1/4 cup peanuts chopped
3 teaspoons margarine divided
2 garlic cloves large, pressed
I V teaspoons INDI Curryr Powuder
I teaspoon ginger ground
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
I each black-eyed peas canned, drained
I /3 cup raisins. seedless
3 large eggs hard cooked
6 each radishes thinly knPod
V2 cup cilantro chopped BW Pwr
Custard Powde
Black Pepper

Cut bananas in halferobsswise, then lengthwise to
niakel2 pieces. Saute in non-stick skillet with 2
teaspoons margarine until lightly
browned. Remov~etopiate.

Add 1 teaspoon of mnar~garine to skillet. Saute
onion. garlic, and apple until soft. Combine
[NVDT Curry~ .Powder lemon peel, ginger,
coriander. numeric and red pepper. Stir mnto
onton mixture.

Add black-eyed peas, undlrained kidney beanlls
and raisins. Cover; silmmer 5 un~nutes
Remove from heat, stir in yogurt.

Place egg halves on rice. Surround with --.luteed
bananas. Spoon curry over. Top with rude ~hc.
green onion, cilantro and peanuts.

Icing S gr
Curry Powder
Garam Masala

8/2)/4007, 5.34 PM


CE Guy~anese Indian dancer Dheeraj and
si"ge Geet aeBrun ase anang the
Aat the Bollywood Music and Fashion
Awards 2007.
The event, billed for Novemnber 17 at Trumnp Tag Mahal in New
Jersey. honors the outstanding achievements of Indian music-mlak-
ers, singers, musicians, designers and models during the prior year.
Unlike any Music and Fashion Awards of its kind, the event will
bring together the top music-makers, singers, musicians and the hot-
test celebrities, designers and models together to honor the collid-
ing worlds of music and fashion.
Dheeraj Gayaram has performed in over 5000 shows and has
won over 150 dancing competitions. He won his first prize in both

Geeta Bisram

for BOllywood Music and Fashion Awards






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tears abs

Kickass Queen Prlyanka Chopra was rendered hors de
combat on the sets of Drona at Film City in! Mumbai re-
cently while attempting to do somersaults for, a dangerous
action scene.
Priyanka, who went through a martial ar~ts course while
making Don, is now taking tips on an ancient Silth fighting art
called 'Gagta'.
Her role in Goldie Behl's Drona has Priyanka playing
Abhishek Bachchail's bodyguard. And a certain amount of stunts
are required to be performed by the former beauty queen in
this movie.
Priyanka, of course, is no newcomer to such scenes.
And she threw herself into the role with gusto. Until the
injury. "I was having such fun until then," she winced. "In
fact, when I arrive on the sets, I announce, 'I'm armed and
dangerous. So please stay away."
She described the accident, "I was doing a somersault when
I felt something give way inside my rib cage. I've apparently
suffered a tear in my abs."
Priyanka's been advised complete rest. "If it doesn't
rest it won't heal. But here I am, shooting a vigorous dance
song for Rajiv Surti. It's so painful. I've no choice but to
continue," she groaned. Soon after, Abbishek and she are
leaving for Namibia to shoot some more stunts and songs.
"I don't know how I'll manage," said a worried Priyanka.
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Oscar winning actor George Clooney and "Fantastic Four" 1
star Jessica Alba have topped a poll conducted by Yahoo in ;
the US to find the stars whom single people would most
like to date.
In the poll, people were asked which male and female- star
they would most like to
date Contactmnu-sic co re-
Ports' thas \islc~mn pick~d
Cl oonc e~ 1 4helrdrea ni
cho~ce and mern \s anted Jes-
jica Alba
w;hile actor Mlatthew
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I~m dlatzng

JUSTIN Timberlake, who spoke for the first time about
his love life and girlfriend on the "Oprah Wirifrey Show",
reveals that he is dating someone.
Timberlake, who is currently linked to Jessica Biel, said:
"I'm dating someone." Though he didn't reveal the name, the
singer did: say: "But all I can tell you is that she smells lovely.
I get pretty romantic around her." i
While touring he communicates with her through iChat
He said: c'Technology is a wonderful thing sonrietimes, I find
thdit to be really
cool, when you
cadI actually see
~~9~~FIsomeone's face.
I do it with my
friends, as well,
just to have a
back and forth.
It just makes
you feel closer,
that's all."
A friend
close to
Timber lak e
said: "Justin's
in love. He
wants to be
with her all
the time. He's
ready to be se-
.- -rious."

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1. The application form accurately completed.
2. A Birth Certificate the original and a copy.
3. A National Identification .Card. (If really not possible, the recommender or another appropriate citizen
with an ID Card will have to identify the applicant).
S4. The Old/Previous Passport if re-applying and the old passport is available.
5. One passport-size colour phrotograph.
SThe fee for the New Machine Readable Passport is $4000(G).
It takes two (2) weeks to process your application.

(B)1 Those atppi card who havL: le changed sbeil.r names must take along the registered Deed Poll, along
aD with a recent birth certificate which must not be less than (3) three months old.
s* Married women must have their marriage certificate.
An Affidavit is' also required if an applicant has been known by or has been using names other than those
on his/her official documents.

(C) !k:C a;,r: SI ha;-: i en ~~?:il~;: . .:' and have reverted to their formgr/maiden name must take along
the Decree Absolute Certificate.

(D) .; -:,srr7.> -?C : .! you need to submit:
(i): A sworn affidavit to that effect, issued by a Justice of the Peace/Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits i
(ii) A Police Report :
(iii) The Receipt for the cost of the Police Report
as well as the other required documents as stated above (A),
The fee for replacing a lost or stolen Machine Readable Passport is $15,00b(G).

(E) 8~:If; year 2..;; 'C :,I;. i& ,-; :- is c:I: i la ge: you need to submit:
(i) The damaged passport
(ii) A sworn affidavit to that effect
as well as the other required documents as stated above (A).
The fee for replacing a damaged Machine Readable Passport is $15,000(G).

() Applicants who are Guyanese Citizens by Naturalisation must produce the Certificate of Naturalisation.
(G) Applicants who are Guyanese Citizens by .Registration must produce the Certificate of Registration.

(H) Applicants who are ; .' '.": i. :.. : :.:: :'i. el:;: will have to have the Certificate of Adoption Mninistry, of Home Affairs
and documents indicating any name change.

The Cntra Immigration and Passrport Office advises all applicants to submitboth the
original and a photocopy of all documents. .

For more information call telephone numbers: Guyana Police Force Department
Immigration Department
226-3011, 225-1744, 226-4700.

902/2007, 4:32 PM

II SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007


The following Vacancies at TPL Group of Companies must be filled immediately:-

Thie Par-liameint Office invites sealedt bids fr~om e igible andl qualifiedt C'onltractrcls to~ underltak~e
Relirrbishmentt to the Accounlts Section, Pubjic Buildings (Parliamenrlt Buildtrin), lit
B3rickdumln Geocrgelown.
Biddcing wvill be condulctedc th~orugh the National C'ompetitivec Biidin~g(NCBH ) procedures.
specitled in~ the P'rocuremelnt Act 2(003 and is open~l to all1 b)iddecrs, subjictr to the~c prove isions of`
Se~ctiorps Ill(Eligible C~ountries) ofthisr document.l
Intecresctede~ligible biddeirs mayv obtaint irrther inlformaio~n from the (lerk~of the National
Assembly andl inspect the B~idding D~oculme~nt at PalriliamntC Office. PuLblic Builing"S.
Brickdam~ 18:Oamn (to 4I:3pm Mton t~o Thur and 8:00t to 3:30 on Friiday| froml 25;''
Septembels 2007.
(colrlntracors are rcquired~t to have-:
(1> A valid NIS Cecrtificm~e
(2)ArZvaltlildGRACcrt i ficatec
A complete stetof Bidding D~ocumentls mnay e obtained from~ the Par11liamnent Ofl~ee froml
25'!' Se~ptember, 2007 ata cost of S2.000)).00. The Bidding D~ocume~nts should be` deposited
in the Tendei Box~ at the following! address: Chtair~man, National Procuremlent and
Tenlder Administration Boar~d. I linistry of Finance, MLain and Ur~quhart Streects,

Bidis musrt be dclivered to thle address above onl or before-c 9:00 aml onl 3"' October. 2007.
E-letctronhic bidding "'shall .not" be permitted~t. Late bids will be r~ejected. Bidts will be opened
physically in the presence of the bidders' repre~sentatives. who choose to attend inl personl at
9:00am on 2"" October. 20)07.

Clerki of the National Assemhiv
Parliament O)ffice
Public Buildings, Br~ickdaml

Not later than Wednesday, 3rd October, 2007.

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Tuesday 5:30 7pm l
Businress Law) Thcursday 5:30 6:30pm
Humtan Resource Monday 5:30 -7 pm
Development Thursday: 5:30- 6:30pn'
10:00am 12:30
I ,ccournting Saturday noon

Registration begins on Monday, September 24
Courses begin Monday, October 1, 2007

Contact Raulene, ICM Co-ordinator at 225-3067 or 226-3842 Ext 225
or come to the Office at 253 South Road, Bourda.

I D~o you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call. ~
| C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
I Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
I National Insurance ~Scheme
I Brickdam and Winter Place "
P.O. Box. 101135

I E-mail: prn nisesolution2000.nect
Tel: 227-3461.

I EL / ~~:

Credit Controller
(Finance Department)

Chief Clerk
S(St. Mary's Quarry's

Senior Accounts Clerk
(Providence Stone Sales

Assistant Managers
(Har-dware Division)

Confidential Secretary

Security Drivers

- CXC or equivalent in at least five (5)subjects. including English and
M~jathemratics plus at least four (4) years experience, preferably in a
Similar capacity. Mvust De Computer literate. Good public relations.
negotiating skills and initiative are essential. Salary is negotiable based
Upon experience and qualifications.
G XC or equivalent in at least four (4)subjects, including English and
Mathematics plus at least five (5) years experience, prefer~ably in a
sim~iar capacity preferably at a Hinterland location will be a definite
advantage. Computer literacy is desirable.
- CXC or equivalent in at least four (4)subjects, including English and
Mathematics plus at least four (4) years experience in an Accounts
Department. Accounting qualifications will be a definite advantage
Computer literacy is essential.

- Degree or Diploma in Business Administration or in any related Field plus
at least five (5) years experience in an Industrial or Commercial
undertakingy. Computer literacy is essential. Salary is negotiable based
upon experience and qualifications.
- CXC or equivalent in at least four(4l)subjects plus minimum of l-ive
(5) years experience, in a similar position to a senior M~lanagement
Executive. Must have initiative above the average and the ability to
function without supervision.
- CXC or equivalent in thr~ee(3)subjects or a good Secondary Education
background plus at least five (5) years driving experience. Valid Driver's
License is essential.

Please submit your applications to reach
The Human Resource Consultant,


I am. a NIS Clerk employed in a major organisation. Our
employees are paid full salary when they are ill, as such we do
not submit NIS medical. is this the right thing to do? ao

No. All medical should be submitted to NIS. However, for your'l
record, you can duplicate and keep a copy. Submission of
medical to NIS is not only important for receiving payment, but
also for establishing one's medical history. This is very important
in relation to continuous ailments (chronic illness) eg. Diabetes. -.
High Blood Pressure and Asthma. Having established a rnedical
condition that is likely to be continuous, remember one can'
always receive Medical Care coverage even if one is out of
employment or over 60 years of age. Please, do not complicate ~1
the contributors right to make claims to NIIS by withholding their
med icals for whatever reason.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 111




Loan No. 1107/SP-IGY
Code No. B2.xG. 6



1. The Government of the Co-operative Republic o'f Guyana~ has received financing
from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the coSt of Basic
Education Access and Management Surpport (BEAMS) Programme. ~Itisintende~d
that part oft the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible kaymrents
under the contract for the Supply of Goods and Related Services.
2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the Purchaser) nciw invites sealed
bids fr~om suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank Regional and Non-
Regional Member Countries for the SUPPLY OF COM PUTERS, ACCESSORIES

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and may purchase a
complete set of the Bidding Documents by written communication addressed to
the organization listed below or by applying in person between 09:00 -12.:00
hours and 13:00 15:30 hours Mondays to Fridays except on public holidays to:

Project Manager
BEAMS Project Implementation Unit
109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-3332 or 225-4626
Fax No.: (592) 225-2773

4t. Each bid must be accompanied by a valid NIS and IRD Compliance
Certificates for fi rms registered in Guya na-
5. A Bid Security covering 2%/ of the bid price must be submitted along with the bid.
6. a. Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of the

b. The sealed inner envelope must then be placed in an outer. envelope addressed i
The Chairman
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Mimistry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
7. Bids must be clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the outer envelope
8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement &
Tender Administration Board at the abovementioned address on or
before 09:00 hours on Tuesday, October~ 30, 2007. It will not be necessary
to submit bids in person since they may be sent by mail. However, the employer
is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time and date
specified for receiptof bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.
9. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hourson
Tuesday October 30, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement &
Tender Admmnistration, Ministry of Finance.
10. Bidders must bid for all items as one Lot.

11. Bids will be on sale beginning Monday, September 24, 2007 until Friday
October 19, 2007,
12. The cost of one set of bid documents shall be a non-refundable sum of four
thousand Guyana dollars (G$41,000) in the form of cash or Manager's Cheque-
13. The purchaser is not bound to accept the lowest priced bid but the bid that is
considered the lowest evaluated.





Loan No. 1107/SF-GY
Code No. B2.1G.157


1. The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has~ received -finanirng
from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of Basic
Education Access and Management Support (BEAMS) P'rogramme; It is
intended that part of-the proceeds of this financing will be~ applied to eigiblje
payments under the contract for the Supply of Goods ari@Related Services.

2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the Purchaser) now invites sealed
bids from suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank Regional and Non-
Regional Member Countries for the SUPPLY OF 'COMPUTERS,

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and may purchase a
complete set: of the Bidding Documents by written communication addressed to
the organization listed below or by applying in person between 09:00 12:00
hours and 13:00 15:30 hours, Mondays to Fridays except on public holidays

Project Manager
BEAMS Project Implementation Unit
109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-3332 or 225-4626
Fax No.: (592) 225-2773

4. Each bid must be accompanied by a valid NIS and IRD Compliance
Certificates for firms registered in Guyana.

5. A Bid Security covering 2%/ of the bid price must be submitted along with the bid.

6. a. Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of
the bidder.

b. The sealed inner envelope must then be placed in an outer envelope
addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
SMinistry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets

7. Bids must be clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the outer envelope

8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement &
Tender 'Administration Board at the abovementioned address on or
before 09:00 hours on Tuesdajr, October 30, 2007. It will not be
necessary to submit bids in person since they may be s e n t
by mail. However, the employer is not responsible for bids not
received thereof on or before the time and da te spec if ied for
receiptof bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.

9. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement &
Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance.

10. Bidders must bid for all items as one Lot.

11. Bids will be on sale beginning Monday, September 24, 2007 until'
Friday, October 19, 2007.

12. The cost of one set of Bid Documents shall be a non-refundable sum of four
thousand Guyana dollars (G$4,000)f in the form of cash or Manager's Cheque.

13. The purchaser is not bound to accept the lowest priced bid but the bid that
is considered the lowest evaluated.



9/22/2007. 4:33 PM

GMPP funded Yupukari vtillagd:f
school kitchen

Impact on the Commnunity:.
265 pupils fromr theo Primnary school wiill
benefit from hot meals;
btcome generation forp member6P s of thle
Eighlt (8 wonrkers were~ enrolled locally


Impyact on fthe Conmmunity:
182 purpils from the PrimaryT school will
benefit fo~m hot meals; he particular thle
Community prdcedccs green~rs, cassavar,
banana, plantqjn. Thte villagers are
encouraged by thte Vllage Council to
intcrealse the production Jiom~ their kitchen
garden, int particular vegetables.

Particcular attention is given to thte respect
of an inclusive decision mNakcingpr~ocess at
th~e Com~munity level to best enIsure'L the
surstarinability of lth mlicrt-projects
imptlemented. Outrerachr meetings have~t
served as an avnul~re for outliningf to stak~e-
hroldrs thre objective of the GMPP and as a
forum for tnraining Comnntmuity
Develtopmentt workers in~ the pr~oce~ss of
participatlory proj~ct identifIcation antd

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'h~le Guyanta Micro Projecf~ Pro-
grammrre [GIMPP], a Government of
GuySana/Europeant Comntnission
pr'ogramme, is currrenrtlyr funtdinig
~fourteenz,micro-projects in Regiori 9:
at a total cost of GS37.5 Million.
Progresses:in Regionl 9 are as fol-

i- Twelv~e ~ofthe projects are school

- Twco other ~projects are a 'Pulrtry~
Broile~r Production Untit' for the? St.
Ignatius Secondary School
imrplemientted by the 'St. Ignzatius
School Board of' Governiors' and a
'Public Libvray and Resourcec
Centre' in central Lethem
imilplIemnre nt ed bay th e
'Ireng/Sawauriwan Neightbourhood
Demi~ocratic Council'

The two years of implement~atl'on period of the Guyana Micro-
Projects Pro~gramme will dompe to an end inFebruary 2008. To:
date 82 micro-projects havel been awarded a grant out of '
which mnore than 50% are! com pleted. .

Primary Schools' kitchens :

To datb, seven (7) school kitchens fjyndeo
by the Giuyana Micro-Projects
Programme have been completed ip
Re~gidn 9. Currently, four (4) additional
kitchens are under completion.

Th~e construction of school kitchens in
those villages aims at building on the
Education for All Fast Tirack Initiative

Under this programme Commnunities
have to ensure that a kitchen satisfy-ing
theM/inistry of Health's standards is
constructed. The GMPP supports the cost .
ofoonstr-uction of the com-p~ound up to?5

The Communities as a part of their
251jercent contribution in-kind provide

materials sulch as the sand, gravel,'
transportation of materials, lumber and
skilled labour

Once completed and certified each pupil
should benefit from a daily hot meal
funded under the EFA/FTTI.

As a spin off from1 the school kitchen, the
Communities will benefit greatly since
the Commashities' farmers will be
encouraged and motivated to produce
more in supply the kitchen on a
daily basis.

A ready market foir producers will
ther-efore be available and by th~en
generate new incomes.

Local agricultural productions are
cassava, erddoes, plantain, bananas, corn;
fish and kitchens vegetables .

The general objective of the European
Union/ Govern-ment of Gu~yana limded
Guyana Micro Projects Programmne
[G.MPP] is to reduce poverty and social
inequality in urban areas. coastal villages
and the rural interior by contributing to
the financing of micro-projects with an
economic and social impact .on
vulnerable groLps and communities.

The projects selected for funding under
the programme are identified by the
beneticiar-y through a participator-y
process and are undertaken at their
initiative with their active participation.

Communities' participation is a major

element in the design of the GJMPP.

Their commitment and ownership of
micro-projects is partially ensured
through the requirement of a financial
contribution of' a minimum of 25 percent
of the total projects' cost either in cash or
in kind against 75percent from the
Government of Guyana/European

In order to achieve on a long-term basis
the objectives of the pr~ogramme, the
GrMPP actively involves public bodies.
local democratic organs and other donors'
initiatives for- instance to build on existing

GMPP funded Nappi village
school kitchen

GM~PP frludinded iow village
school kitchen

Nappi village Primiary school



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eptember 23, 200't 5

The Poultry Broiler Uniit t Slere will be a1 legularT suppls of birds F\II
t ie mlarket in thle \uroundmy~ St Ignanusll
The poultry broiler production lunit at the ';antI Le themn area;
St. Ignatius Secondary School currently Itl
under construction has been undertaken heciknmetll ea:i-bei
since it is a requirement of the C~aribbeqln noruy! Ifr 1Ihe Hos~tel and the St. 1I.nauu -
Examination ~Co ncil (C'XC] that. Primar Scholh"'lot meal kirchSen .i;
students sitting the 1Agriculltural S~cience i 1
Examinations l1e prac ically trained in
rearirig poultry as ai partt of their School;
Based Assessment [SBtb]. c

The project Fvill a~m as wecll to ; L
demonstrate that ~Pouhry production is r- 1.
possible and sustaidlalle in Region IX.
The project b arers hope that their T
initiative'will be replicated locally. 4

The income obtained from poultry sales GI\PP furnded Pourrlt y Rroiler
will be used to upgrade e the faci lities at the Unrit
hostel where some 90 children from the
various Communities attending the
school reside. 6 / jit pl R lheud IiB ln1

The poultry broiler project con-sists of` :eBW~~&~%P~~~ af~~~. suplple? consunentrrr alongR wlith rrc the b practice gu!ide
pen, storage and pluck-mng area and some: ~I fr th er~r'ing of chJLlickenrs, ltwo, \ltaggred batches of
300 broilers willI be r-eared as a start up. 300I I) broilers qucre filve week w lill be reared and rmade
avarilableir for ve at lthe Schrool'\ hallel wlith~ .rrusplus
\old t lo rcal enaurket. Thel unrit wlill qlrto be used ars ar
?This figure is estimated to be increased as .spB ~ iL .bZ B L plractica~l insructrrr~ionr unrit thatr will Cou~rplemernt thec
the project comes fully ion stream so that pla~ lsa% ~ Y~~~hi c arcademric stuidie\; inr alrniml scincerr l and busriness

G;MPP fitnded Poulntr Broiler Uait

New Library and Resource in G~uyana which is due in part to the
Centre in Lethem .-absence of a culture: of literacy in many
home~ ent ironinentsn~
The Lethem library is a new building that nR~lnC )I hLnL 3jlI)I~.
has been constructed with funds in excess InRgon9te becei uet h
of G$6 Million from the GMPP and will unBiagiya eaigmtras h
Library andl Resroul Cc Cet~re \\III contrib
be staffed by 2 persons from the Nation~al
Library in Gieorgetown. The building is nutetorasig eisatlaern
nearing completion and is being
implemented by the Ireng / Sawariwau
Neigrhborhood Democratic C~ouncil.

The C~entre will provide anl improved
facility in Lethem where books and other
learning resources can be adequately

The facility will offer a gi eater exposurle Cb; -~"-1-,3itF;&9' GMPP funded~ Library anard
to educational material and provide space RsureCnr
f'or public lecturres. -.
TheLibar an Rsource Centre
The current library is housed in a 15 xr 10ft
room of the Lethem Community centre ~ ~ ~~~ c~~~~ ~ aiiyweebosadohrlann
which reached its max intum capac ity.Afaiiyweebos nd threrig
resources can be adequately accommodated. The
The newly completed resoure centre will reerhadaro n aiiisfrpbiCentre will also provide space for the public to do
see more books being obtained from thereerhadaoman fcitesorpbc
National Lib-ary in Ceor-getown. lectures can be held for the benefit of the
in its National Development Strategy
2001-2010 the Government of Guyana
established that there is a l iteracy problem GMPP funlded Library, and
Resource Centre


$-lrtSUNIDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007


Tfhe Gu~yana Revenue Authoority (GRA) wishes t~o correct an error
contained inl a release to the media on SeptemTber 19, 2007. lIn the
'ele ase it was stated that the Ccutrutnissioner .of~the ~AT and Excise
Taxers Departmenit reminded brisinesses orf the various types of
inplufiax for which they can recovecr, inc luding futel and repairs to
de~liveryv trucks::.':

In actuality, businesses can msike reclaims. for ~th~ iVAT they paid
ocn 1ltbricalits and not fuel, since fuel suchi a Sgasoline aid
kerosene, is exempt from V~4T.

Thec GRA regrets~ any inconvenlience caused~s~a result of the

A4n Opprl~'tltui~ty Ex~ifst With Ailn 4IntRntiontal

Duties: Ilcrclud hl PIO frita ft dli irisal lthe L 1 frlrea 1 trw~ork (L,4N)
atnd Internviet Services; datar backup a nd retrtie~val; malrinte~nanrce of computer~
harrdlware; dlesign o~f comrputerizede information system arnd t(ools to facilitate
ir-hIouISe operat"(lion2s,* ilfitncion as e-mail admrinistrator andf Web Ma~ste~r or
both locali, intenrnt andt intranelct websites; de~ternrmie and fl~frill tu~raining
irequirem/lent s of endc use~s.
Sk~ill req(itrited:
* Abtiity~ to supervise ndlr adminlis,(ter localj areaf nletworlk (LAN)r', Ability to
analytze randl develop effective, effcicient, atnd reliablec opemrraitis thr~ougih thle
(Informtation andt TechnIology' ~Seri'ces.
* Ability~ t, Ilupdte anid s~trengthenPI thte capabhilities ofJ'the peorsonnel fozr the
ardequate use oftrhe c~omputer reLsources.
* Knowledge andti ability onl the better use of~the ~tec~hnolgiso fe;i.;tJe ~~lecroic and
computer commrnuni:catfion, in adminitstrrativo arnd cooperantiont activities.
* Knrowuledge and arbiity for web pages design and im~plemientartion
(lIntemlrrnt/1ntranet), as woell as the organrizationr of data fotr their respective
* Ability tot implemtent scul~riy fprcesses, impr~lovement and upd~lating~ of' the
tech~nological h~infrstruncture
* Aptitude forl mulrtidlisciplinarr y teamwor~ck, to a~s'sume collaboratrive leadrsh~~viP
anld to develop tasks shared with other peple.
* Suffercent knowledgeif inl thre fo~llowit ng areas, conrfiguration, mincite~nanrce
andr ulpda~itig of'serv~er~s ndl de~sktops, backpt procecdure-s, c~ompluter
securrity (anrttivirurs, sucurity policies, etc.), te.le~.commlnunicatic ios (Firewlalls,
swtitchecs, routers, I blP, development o~fappnlicaRtions.
Qua1lificatriont s andr Ex3per-ienre:
* UiniversFity d~egre inl liformattionl lichnol~ log or equivalntt.
*Five years experience inl gl1enerl J~~I1nformati Technology, andt at least thrlee
):ears inl systemds anld ilnetwrkingfi administration. Expt~lerientce inl ealcruatio~n
anld imlef~me ntfatio n o~f'infornuntiont Techlnology p~roject~s .
c Ex-periecelc with W'ind~ows 20001/2003 Server, W~i'ndow~s 2000/IP Pro, Offic~e
20103/XP~Y xc~haInge 200.3, SQ2L 2000/i2005, TCP/IP Knrowledgle of ASli
HITML. iisual Basic aNdI Shatre~oint, Iisio andli Pro~jet'. M~icroso~fi
CeItfcrtifictio w(ouldl be ani asset.
*p Ci~tr good knowledge of'EngXlish~. Knoledge~f" o~f,~t/ninish 1uldn~ be anr aset

Please serl~ nddtil ed~rrrl rd umb to:Vancy for Systtems Admnistrator l
R O. Box 10969
Georgetownl, Guryana
To~ be received not later than Oc~tober 6, 2007
On/v, short listed candidates wrill be ac~k~rnoledged

7he Minijstryv of Amlerindian Aft~ir-s inv;ites applications fromn suitabhly qulalifled
per-sons to fill the position of Senior Projects Officcer.

Required skills and qlualifications:

A Bachelor's Degr-ee in Economnics. Business M~ana3gLement or Public
Management, Accountancy or Associationl C`hater Cecrtified Accountant~
S(A4CCA) Level 11

-At least 3 years experience in the project mnanagement field

Applications should be forwa~rded to the address started below on or bettire
Oobr5, 2007:

Th~le Permalnent Secretary
Ministry of Amerindtian Affairl
251-252 Thlomas & Quamina Streets

NB: Willingness to work in hinterland areas.


GT&T, a company at the cutting edge of technology, is inviting suitably qualified
contractors to tender to supply the following Uniforms and Protective Wear/'Clothing:

1. 1,225Yards Light Blue polyester/cotton shortsleeve shirtswith
embroidered Lgo "GT&T"
2. 1,560 Yards Blue America iP`rill for industrial Pants
3. 26 Pairs Long Top Safe~t Boots for Pole Climbers
S4. 200 Pairs Safety Boots for Technicians
5, 62 Pairs Safety Shoes (Steel Tip)
6. 275 Units Blue/Fawn/White/Gray polyester/cotton shirt jacs
7, 280 Units Dress shirts for office use (assorted colours)
8. 56i4Yards Dark colour dress pants ftwill/saltaire)
9. 54 Pairs Male Dress Shoes
10. 160 Units Short Sleeve Overalls (dark blue suiting)
11, 384 Units Short Sleeve dust coats (dark blue suiting)
12. 10 Dz. Pairs Workman Gloves
13. 35 Units Rain Coats, 2 piece
14. 76 Pairs Safety long boots (steel tip)

Tenderers should take the opportunity to examine existing Uniforms and Protective
Wear/Clothing for guidance on type and quality.

The relevant tender documents can be uplifted from G~eneral Services Department during
working hours at Telephone House, 79 Brickdam, Georgetown..
Contact Telephone Nd. 226-7220.

These should be accompanied by properly tagged samples of items/material, which must
Sbe delivered to the following mentioned address not later than l4:00hrs on
Wednesday, 31st0ctober, 2007

Samples will be returned to the tenderer.

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The documents should be forwarded in a plain envelope marked:
"Uniforms & Protective Wear/Clothing 2008"
The Secretary
Tender Board
Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company Limited

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE September 23, 2007 'VIl

MAHAICA MIAHAICONY ABARY Apiain r ni c it urhy qai~ cirlsn o lCP~~cl
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Apiain r nie rmsial ulfe esn o h oho

The MMA-ADA ls currently recruiting persons to be trained in the II.....n fields: M~inimllum ~erequirments
1.Civil Engineering
2.Mechanical Engineering..
-Four (4) subjects CXC or G;CE O'Level. inc~ludinge English andi
Candidates are required to possess a minimum of five (5) subjects including English A and Mathemartics:
Mathematics at either of the following examinations: I MuIst be the holderl of1 a valid H~arbour/!Boat Master Licence;;
(i)Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) General Proficiency Level Grades One, Two or la tr ( y r w ki euci cn s giucl
Three. captam;1

(ii)Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Basic Proficiency Level Grade One. Mutb30easodooer
(iii)General Certificate of Education (GCE) "O" Level Grades A.B or C. I Applications should be addressed to:
As part of the package. successful candidates will be afforded relevant training at the Administrative Divisio n i
University of Guyana. P.O. Bo~x 101288 1
Further details can be obtained from the Office of the General M~anager. G Ceorgetown

Interested persons should send their applications to: Closing date fo~r ap~plicatio nls is Sepctember 28, 200(7.
Thn G-na l M~nn~

The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana invites sealed .~
bids from eligible contractors for the refurbishment of the following:

~.~IGeorgeLtowI1nBloodt Bank Expantsionr Worki~s
GeorgetowN' Purblic Ho~ispital C~orp~ortion .

1. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information for, and
i~nsp0c .the bidding documents at: the following address from 09:00 h toj;j:OiC.I~ IUIYUCUI~Ioa.Il:llulr ols rrlv~ur oI

The Ministry of Health
Attention: Permanent Secretary,Mr. Hydar Ally
Lot 1 Brickdam
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 225-6785

2. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders on submission of a payment of a non-refundable fee of
$G5,000 The method of payment will be by cash. The document may be
uplifted at the above address at tirre of payment.
3. Site visit will be confirmed at a later date.

4. Bids must be delivered in envelopes to thle following address and clearly
Georgetftown Bltood Bank Expanlsion Wo~irks
Georgetowon Pubclic Hospiitl Corporation

Attn: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown, Guyana
5. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from the
Guyana Revienue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance
Scheme (NIS), Guyana.

6. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 2.0% of the bid pn~ce
7. AII Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in sealed envelopes a: thes
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Ministl, o~r
Finance. Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later -haln
9:00 am on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. The bids must be addressed to the r
Chamian,~~; National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and$
marked pn the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of theB
programme and the descri ption of the bid, including the words'do not o~pen7
before Titesday, Octoberl?6, 2007." who chooses to attend at Ministry of Finance on October 16, 20)07

tim~e specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be re Rced and reurned

West Coast Berbice,
The closing date for app ications is October 8, 2007.

~",;Government of Guyana
Enhancing National Competitiveness -


Imagine affecting the lives of the entire country for the b~etter.
The Government is working closely with the Private Sector to implement a
National Competitiveness Strategy (NCS) to generate new growth and
prosperity to deliver more jobs, more exports, and more investment for the
national economy. The Support for Competitiveness Program (GY-L1006)
is a new $US27million- flagship program supported by the IDB designed to
implement priority~ policy options and investments of the National
Competitiveness Strategy.

PrYi~c~r~~_njgeme~tgf Maae et fie Re advertisement)

To assist the Program Coordinator in the implementation and execution of;
the Support for Competitiveness Program
Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree in Management, Accounting, or
Public Administration or Training in Procurement Management; minimum
of five years professional experience, at least three of which are in project
management and execution capacity; familiarity with Donors, and in
particular IDB pr-ocedures; computer liter-acy and excellent
reporting/writing skills

Office Assistaent/ Driver ( Readvertise ment:)

To provide service in collecting, sorting and delivering mail, documents and othei-
items and to operate a motor vehicle to provide transportation for Staff and other
authorised persons as required.
Requirements: Preferably post primary education leading to some certification;
particularly in English; Valid Driver's Licence, good background of driving and at
least five years of experience; Good command of English L-anguage and neat
presentation; familiarity with office procedures and technical aptitude to use
standard office equipment.

Da.ta ~led..t~rms..oftrefrnce for these positions may be accessed on-line at
w~Nwwmn~tic~g~o_/glvaglvcancis:htm or uplifted from the Administrative
Assistant, Support: for Competitiveness Prog ram, Ministry of Tourism
Industry and Commerce, 229 South Road, Lacytown, Georgetown. '

Qualified candidates should send one original and three copies of their CV,
cover letter, salary history and 2 references in a sealed envelope for the
attention of the Program Coordinator, Support for Competitiveness
Program, Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce. At the top right-
hand corner of each envelope, the post being applied for should be stated in
bold letters. Applicants should ensure that their application contains their
email address/telephone number/facsimile/postal address. The closing
date for all applications is Friday October 5, 2007*

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Hello boys andl girls of Grade Six, we hope you had an enjoyable August Vacation and now that you have returned to
school, we know that you will be pr-epar-ing to write the N~ational Grade Six Assessment in 200)8. Weekly publication on the
foulr subhject areas will bie published to assist you to better your per-formance. This week we will being with.

jWhat is a topic sentence?

A topicksentence is the sentence that
contains the conti-olling idea that is
Developed in the rest of the paragraph.

Placement of the topic sentence
The topic sentence can be placed
either a the beginning in the middle or;
at the -nd of a paragraph.

SThe importance of topic sentence

1. i states the main idea of
; prgraph
2. it helps the writer to keep track
of his/her idea.
3. It helps the reader know what
the paragraph is going to be

liew to toPic..sentence

1. A topic sentence should not
only tell what the paragraph is
about, but is should also make
the reader want to read the rest
.of the paragraph. It must be
2. It should state a main idea that
can be covered adequately in
one paragraph. It must
therefore be narrowed or

D oiferget..kindCrs Qof paragnaghs

i.The Ntarrative Para graph
2. The Descriptive Paragraph
3. The Expla natory/Expository

N._._._._...amesof~. Ntoaity and R~ieligon:
Barbadian, Guyanese. Muslim,
CG ~ra~ c Names: Geor etown,
L no, hoar Rvr ebc
Youman Nabi, Diwali, Labour Day
Nae ofTimeUis Days Sunday,
Mody Tusday,
Wednesday. ...Saturday
Months J jnay recmber
Read the sentences, identify the proper

1. Lorna is a Hindu,
2. John and Paul are good
3. The cricketers arrived from
London last Saturday..
4. On Friday, there was a lot of

-F~or g2u tdo d
Make ia list of ten (10) Proper Nouns
and uhe them in sentences
Exercise 1
1.Jndefine the Common Nouns and the
Proper Nouns in the following

1! The woman bou ht some
bananas for her pet bird
2. Tom will celebrate his birthday
.:in Nlovember,
3 Q The children went to Trinidad
1 for vacation.
4.Mother bought me a shiny new
0 bicycle for haistmas-
I .Rover, my dog, likes to eat

Col _!_clive ~tNouns
A noudi used to describe a group of
people: or things that is considered a
single unit Is called a collective noun,
Elg., herd team band
crowd crew staff flock gang
Read.the list of collective nouns.
A library of books
A part of friends
A band of musicians
A bouquet of flowers .
A bunch or hand of bananas
A set of tools
A~flock of birds
A crowd of spectators
Exercise 2

1. This morning we: saw
a of birds.
S2. AftCr teEtFae~irinexercise
the of soldiers
returned safely.
3. A noisy of
spectators came rushing out of
the stadium.
4. We presented the winner with
a of flowers,
5. Thef7~farmn7er sold
a of
Abstract Nouns
These names things that you cannot
see, touch or smell. E.g. love,
kindness, truth, pain
Look at the list of Abstract Nouns below
you may add more to this list
Poverty Choice Pride

Pa-rts of S eedl
There are eight parts of speech.

Adjectiv~es V terbs

Ability Hate Youth
Fear An~-ger Honest
Fame Pleasure Obedience

Exercis~ 3
UJnderirhe the abstract nouns.

1. Betr hah a severe
2. Tfhe neighbour shows me
great kindness-
3. We all admire honest ,
truthfulness and loyalt in bur
4. The bus travelled at a terrific
5. Do you believe that health is
Better than wealth?

Read the passage carefully, then
choose the correct answer from
below each question.

Sharks are sleek fish with sharp teeth
and strong laws. They have cigar -
shapeid lodes an long, powerful
tails. Their close re ativres, rays and
skates, have uwide flat bodies and
slim tails.
Thee )re found in all seas, but most
per r warjn tha whtropdca waters'
fifty kinds of sharks, from tvo feet to
fifty feet lon~g. The largest and most
dangerous Is the white shark, which
can devour a seven foot shark
whole! Other man eaters are the
hammer head, the tiger and the
mako sharks.

Skat s and rays rarely attack man.
Among the three hundred and forty
species of these, the manta ray
twenty three feet across, is thh
largest. It swims near the surface, but
skates and smaller rays lurk at the

1. Abj~ut how many types of
sharks are there?

a) 23 b) 50 c) 250 d) 340
2. What shape is the manta
ray's body?

Relatives Prefer Bottom

Tropical Dangerous Amongl

SDevour Rarely Largest

Species Attack Shallow

Unscramble the letters to form words '
used in the passage

3) arfsuec
4) rstnog
5) t lioacl
6) vedour
7) silhawo
8) Irarey
9) man-og
10) epsceis __ __

Paragraph Writing

What is a paraorach?

1. A paragraph is a group of
senterices that work together to
explain an idea.
2. A paragraph is a unit of
information unified by a
controlling idea.

What is a con~,~trollina gicea?


P ronouns

Colrlunctions~ InTerrject ions

Today we will look at nouns-
A noun is a part of speech that
names a person, an animal, a place
or a things, e.g. man, Bob, rabbit,
Rover, trench. Essequibo, Guyana
Theret are four types of nouns
1.. Cornrhon Nouns
2. Proper Nouns
3. Collective Nouns
4. At~stract Nouns
Common Nouns
Most nouns are common nouns-
They name anyone of a class or kind
of people, placeS or things, Common
nouns are not capitalize unless they
are used to begin sentences. Some
IomgT bnoo rs arse fin, k city.

Name these common nouns.

It is the central idea that is
developed in a paragraph.
It is the summary of all the
, information contained in the

. .
L .

a) flat b) round
shaped d) slim

c) cigar 1

3. W~hich~ adjective describes
the shares jaws?

Read the, sentences, Identify~ the
common nouns.

1. My friend has three books in
her bag
2. Cities are larger than
3. This country is beautiful.
4. Her sister treats her with

For you to do
Make a list of ten common nouns and
use then in sentences,

Proper Nouns
Proper nouns are the official names
of a particular person or thin They
all beglN with capital letters. proper
nouns include the following.
Personal Na]mes: Mr. John, Jones,

a) ea b) round

c) sleek d)

4. IMost sharks prefer water that

a) deep and cold b) artic and
shallow c) shallow and warm d)
warm and deep
5. How many kinds of sharks
are mentioned in the
a) 3 b) 4o c) 50 d) 250

Let's learn to spell
Look at the words. Sayr and spell.
Teeth Strong Surface

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Hundreds of millions has nine digits

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Look at this: abacus


Thl 4~ ison~i~ RH i 0

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T'he~se are all four digit numerals
Read these numerals: 1357,
26893, 7324t, 9876i
Look at the aba~cus

Say4 thh name- of the numeral.
It says <9999 Ninle thousand
Nine hundred ninety nine
Add 1 to. 9999

+- 1
10 000

How many digits are there in thi~s
newr numeiral?
It is read10000 Ten thousand
It is a '~digit
nlumeralO } .
Read. and write the numeral on
each abacai.


Hope you have done well

Say the numneral 1.32 324 421
Did you say: one hundred thirty tw~o million three
hundred twenty four thousand four- hundred twenty
Place, this numleral on the abacuis

Did you say

One million two hundred thirty
four thousand six hundred seventy two~

Tryv these


Try these on your own and check
Your response with your friend.
Draw abacal to show: 216 312410,
375439 328, 497 816 112,
572. 163 789 '

Exercise 1
Write these numerals in words

1 216 421
16 129 716
217 425 389.... .

Exercise 2 54
W 'i i(ir~iitenumerals for these:-

O 1. fifty four thousand four
hundred sixty one

2. four million seventy five

Let's move on to place valuc
1) 6 1 2 9 :

It shows 612 987 345
The value of each digit in this numeral

thousand six hundred thirty
3. thirty five million two
hundred ninety one
thousand ten

4. one hundred thirty million
three hundred seventy five
thousand two hundred

seven hundred thirty two
thousand four hundred
twenty nine

Hope you have done well.
Look out for your responses in
the next issue.


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Miiiion is the smallest di~git
_numeral, 1000000

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Look again atl this abacus.

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Say the numeral.


S isuin on~e place.5times i=5. The
vaun p a5 e 4s tie 0=4 .T e
3 is in hundes place.34times 100 = 40 h
300. The value of 3 is 300
7 is in thousands place.7 times 1000 =
7000. The value of 7 is 7000
8 is in tens of thousands place. 8 times
10 000 = 80 000. The value of 8 is 80
9 is in hundred of thousands place.9
times 100 000 = 900 000. The value of
9 is 900 000
2 is in millions place. 2 times 1 000 000
= 2 000 000. The value of 2 is 2 000
1 is in tens of million placedl times 10
000 000 = 100 000 000. The value of 1
is 10 000 000
6 is in the hundred of millions place.6
times 100 000 000 = 600 000 000. The
value of 6 is 600 000 000.

Tohe nmber 613 987 345 in expanded
600 000 000 + 10 000 000 + 2 000 000
+ 9 00 000 + 80 000 + 7 000 + 300 + .
40 + 5

Exercise 3

1. Write the expanded form

l:ow many; digits are there inl the numera t

Thirty five million four hundred s xty seven
thousand two hundred fifty four

Tens of millions hats eight digits.

2916 4973
21 613 479
192 436 510
235 411 653

2. Write the value of the 5 in
each numeral.

a) 5 216
b) 256 462
c) 372 589
d) 6941 235
e) 589 621 734
3. Write the place value of
the digit underlined.

a) 394
b) 41262
e) 3216574
Hope you were able to complete
these exercises correctly.
Correspond your answers with your

Show these numeral on these abacal 10216409, 28417213,
43269591, 5498317, 2834615, 32698427
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Match these

7. Isu iname
8. Botswana

- c NErt pnd south Amrenca.
d Asia
e Austraila

Our world's water is divided into large areas called Oceans. The biggest ocean is thi :
Ocean. The Oceans are:
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean~
Artic Ocean-
Locate the oceans on the world map or globe.
- Seas
Each ocean contains smaller areas called Seas. Seas oirz Ji1 ;rounded by land i; s that
make up the world are:
-Caribbean Sea
-Meditterrainean Sea i
-Bering Sea
Black Sea
-Red Sea
Caspian Sea 'I
-China Sea
Try to locate the seas on the map) of the world or globe
Exercise-2 '

Our W~orld

Globes and Mlaps
Round maps of our world are called globes. The sur-face of the globe is
printed with information that shots the worldf'si land and wtater areals.

s. knalbi iififilfliF
1. Which ocean is found near Guyana?
2. The largest ocean.of the world is the
3. The sea closest to Gujeana is the
4. The largest continent is



Maps arei flat drawings of'the world to show you where all the many countries are found.
{What is the' name of the book with flat maps) ?
In which ~book you can find information about all countries of the world?

Draw and circle on a paper to represent earth. Draw a fhie f~ioulgh the centre from W to E
Name the top~ North Pole and the bottom South Po~le
Yoghalie noticed the line divides the earth into halves TM n're Isa lleds the equraler and it
is 0" (zero degrees).~

Our Planet Earth'. Do you know what earth is made of? Earth is made up of a large mass of
land separated by water. These different masses of the world are called continents.
What is a continient?
A continent is a large mass of land. It may be made up of one country or a number of
countries.. How~ madny continents are there in the world?

e two half spheres or hemisphere are
led Northern Hemisphere and Southern ,;
misphere. in the Northern hemisphere
ire is Tropic of Cancer which is 23 '/:
agrees and the Artic Circle which is 66 u/~

e Southern hemisphere has the Tropic of .....
pricorn which is 23% 3and the Antarctic
cle which is 66 %o~
Exercise 2
Study the drawing and answer the questions
1. 23%o/;North and South of the equator is the Trdpic of ar d
Tropic of ..
.2. The Artic Circle and Antarctic Circle are found and d
the' equator
3. The imaginary line which divides the world into two hemispheres iS the



There are six continents in the world
-Asia -
-Africa -
Antarctica -

North and South America

Look at your atlas or globe for the continents. Find out the name of the largest continent.
Whichi is a frozen continent?
The Antarctica is a frozen continent in the southern part of the world. Do you know the
animals which are able to withstand cold life? E.g. Whales, seals, penguins, walruses.



Look at the map of the world, showing the continents, oceans and seas.
You le~arnt that continents are separated by bodies of water. 'These bodies
atre called oceans and sesas.

4.- On the map of the world-
Name the (i) Continents labeled
(ii) Oceans labelled
(iii) Seas labeled

A and 8
C and 1)
E and F.

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A book full of maps is called an Atlas.

An Atlas
Wowl You are correct

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r~ II i~11SC tIENC

1]. Living Things

All living things are divided ntq 'two groups.
'Thes'e groups are.

2. bif Ihings bs e ~.t h- arke

Exc ~ete give off waste
Respire breathe
Miovje ability to do things i
Reproduce produce new ones
Respond respond to toucfi and surroundings
Nutrition to make or eat fobd i
Growth increase in size

For you to do
1. Find out what are stomata.
2. The green colouring in the leaves Is
.called ....._
3.: Which gas isgiven off in the air
during the process of
photosynthesis? .....
4: Name the things that are necessary
for photosynthesis. ..........
5. What is transpiration?
6~ The drawing is showing the process
of ......__


14. The Flower

Reproductive part of the plant.
-L ook at the parts of the flower
as shown below.

Non-flowering plants


7. For you to do

1. What is the usefulness of yeast?
2. qbserve the cones of the Christmas
3. List three places where you observe
the presence of moss in your
4. Collect samples of ferns in your

8. Parts of a plant ~!n~t
Let's now look at the parts of a plant. You
should be able to put in the names leaf, flqwibr-
bud, stem, root and fruit.

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Tap Root

Fibrous Root

Plants have two types of root system: Tap
root and 'I:ro:u; root.

Tap root has one main root with roots
branching out from it where as the fibrous root
system is thread-like, numerous and is close
to the surface of the soil.

Name two (2) roots that you eat.

11. Stems

- Transport minerals water to all parts of the
- Hold the leaves
- The leaves are held so that they can get
light to make food by the process of

12. Photosynthesis is the process by
which the green colour parts of the
plant (chlorophyll) traps the light
energy from the sun and combine it
with carbon dioxide and water to
make sugar and oxygen.

The process of photosynthesis can be written

Carbon dioxide + wNater + sunlight -
SUgar +oxygen

13. What the leaves do?

1. Breathe on respire for the plant,
2. Make food for the plant by the
process of photosynthesis which is
described above.
3. Give off excess water by the
process of transpiration,
4. Store food for the plant. e.g, aloe
and onion.

More about leaves

1. Leaves differ in shape, size and
2. Leaves from the fibrous root plants
are straight veined or parallel
3. Leaves from the tap root plants are

95in Tig

Plants ~ Animals

Non-Flowlenng :


Look at the diagram above.

Shoot System

Plants are further divided into two groups
flowering and non-floweringe

1. Flowering Plants

1. Most plants around us bear flowers
e:g. roses and genip
2. Some plants which bear flowers
have fruits e.g. orange.:pepper and
3. We eat the seeds from some plants
e.g. peanut


1. Five flowering plants are:
2. Name two flowering plants that do
not bear fruits-
3. Identify one plant in your
environment that you eat the seed-

4. Non-flowering plants

1. These plants do not have flowers or
fruit. ~
2. some have cones with the seeds
inside the cones e.g. pine and fir
3. Ferns are also non-flowering plants.
They grow best in warm damp
shady places e.g. in th# forest.
4. Femns do not grow from seed they
grow from spores.
5. Mosses are another non-flowering
plants which grow from spores.
They can be found where there is a
lot of moisture e.g. on rocks, barks
of trees and on concrete.

6.. Furagi
1. Fungi are non-flowering plants
2. These are not green and do not
make their own food
3. They reproduce oy spores. Some
example of fungi are mushroom,
moulds and mildew
4. Yeast is a useful fungus.

Root System


A plant has two systems. Look at the diagram
above and name these:

Complete where these systems can be found.

Root system can be found .............
Shoot system is found .........,..._...
The shoot system has the .........., ..........,
........, .......... and ...........

9. Plants have many uses. Can you
identify these uses?

These uses are:
Food e.g. cabb~age. ..........
Clothing e.g. cotton, ...........
Housing e.g. greenheart. ............
Decoration e.g. ferns, ............
Medicine e.g. fever grass. ..........

(Complete by giving examples)

WZe are now going to look at the usefulness of
the various parts of plant.

10. The Roots

-Hold thle plant firmly in the soil.
Take in minerals and water,
Store foodi for the plants.
-Provide food for animals.


- stigma


ovary --
receptaq~le --

.Parts of a flower

Some flowers have both male and feinale parts
while others can be observed as male and
female flower.

The male part of the flower is the stamen. This
is made up of the filament and the anther. In
the centre are pollen grains which are yellow.
The stigma, style and ovary make up the
female part of the flower and this is called the
Identify the stamen and pistil.

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