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


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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
last evening: called on the
country's youths to "im-
mersce" themselves in
Guyana and become aware of
the country's challenges and
what the future holds.
Mr_ Jagdeo was addressing.
ovcr 800 youths. agedt 14-25,
w~ho graduated froml the three

Guyana (PYARG) last evening
at the National Cultulral Centrc.
The Awar-d. in its nlinthi yea.
engages young persons in vari-
ous activities in fo~ur categories
- Service. Adventurlouls Jour-ney.
Skills and Physical Recre~ation.
Mr. Jagdeco said that the fo-
cuIS on youths should not be
just in sports and culture. as

since they arec the "political and
economic" firutue of' the coun-
tr-y. they should be awarIe o` ex-
tcr~nal influences that impalct on
He said these include how
r-ising oil prices affect tran~spor-
tation and otherfahctors here-.and
howy the pollution of the worldl's

mor-e developed nations affects
the climate and causes rising sca
levels and unseasonal and more
intense rainfall which threaten

the coastland where most
Guyanese live.
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By Sharief Khan

THE Laparkan Group of
Companies, which pioneered
local air cargo service in 1992
with a Boeing 707 all cargo
aircraft, is gearing for a ma-
jor supporting role in agri-
cultmme development here, ac-
cording to Mr. Glen Khan,
Chairman and CEO.
A major plank in the plan
to boost exports of produce by
air, he said, is stationing a Rus-
sian AN-26 10,000-pound air-
craft at the Piarco International
Airport in Trinidad early next
Khan said there has long
been talk about Guyana being
the breadbasket of the Carib-
bean but the challenge was "try-
ing to find the right economic
formula that makes sense for it
to happen".
And part of Laparkan's
formula is positioning the Rus-
sian aircraft in Piarco to back up
its existing Boeing 727 all-cargo
"We are putting a lot of in-
vestments to make a process
happen, including at the Cheddi
Jagan International Airport", he
said in an interview here last
And with U.S. Ambassa-
dor here, Mr. David
Robinson, playing a key role,
Khan said Laparkan is look-
ing to get Guyana's non-tra-
ditional agricultural produce
into the major Guyanese
diaspora market in New
York, through Miami Inter-

national Airport.
He said that under continu-
ing support for Guyana's agri-
culture development programme
from the U.S. Agency for Inter-
national Development
(USAID), Robinson and Agri-
culture Minister Mr. Robert
Persaud are due in Florida this
week to help the Laparkan

programme and said the chal-
lenge for Guyana is to fiml no-
traditional pmdducts for fanmess
to grow that make cnlomic
'"These must have good
value added; you rmy needl to
fmnd a few large imbsdial~ pro-
ducers that can balsically sup-
port the produce of ;our ~miii-
enous farmers."
Farmers also meed fman-
cial support,Klhammate~d~al
said Persand, in Nelw York
about six weeks age gave a
"phenomenal asiiculatiem of
Guyana's arimtal
programme." Heicis due to
make a similar pitch to time
Guyanese di;aspom im Flriiela
on the visit this week.
Khan recal~e~led saI at the ne-
quest of the late Pre+i~dllsn
Cheddi Jagan in 199 tuo haelp
Guyanese farmesrs ge their pnron
duce to New York, L~apganrka inm-
trixluced an air cargo services to
New York.
But this, he ~said. BastedI~U
only nine months beacause la was;
not economical.
The challenge thaat mem~ainsr
is getting perishables cimna-ln-ar
ditional produce) to hlne Yoaik
utilising the Fl~ordlia gateway
'more aggressively"
Khan said the Guyne;a m
Government, USAID ;a~ndAm-
bassador Robinsumo are "ca goijrpin-
ing" to support Guan~~~a s agni
exports to the U.S.
-'But nwre impranlrm~mnsly it's
also to look atGuya~nra's. agnio~ul-
tural developments f ibbean and how; to Mjive rsho~n-

term support to that process
aml make sure it's well articu-
lased".hbe sid
USAID, he said, is spend-
ing about UBS$250,000 to put in
an articulated refrigeration pro-
cess at the Cheddi Jagan Inter-
national Airport to support the
HIV progamme and back agri-
Laparkan is also involved
and is looking to invest between
US$300.000 to US$500,000 to
put in a better articulated struc-
aame as the airport to support the
~ag~riulture programme, Khan
"#VeC believe all the dy-
mamics ame moving at a fast
pace time economic process
is really accelerating when

you look at all the pillars be-
ing put in place; so you have
to make sure that your infra-
structure and your logistics
are in place to support the
rapid pace of developments
and we at Laparkan take full
cognisance that we have to
play a continuing role in how
we support the government's
drive in their agriculture
quest and to basically get
products to markets that
has become very important"
Khan said seafood is an-
other big area of opportunity. as
is aquaculture (tilapia etc.).
"Although we are here to
mnake our business financially
viabic, at the end of the day we
also have to look at nationalis-

tic issues and what is important
for Guyana and the Guyanese
"...We' pioneerefd a visit to
Brazil and saw that as a tremen-
dous opportunity for
Guyana...we want to bring in
hares for the interior; we want
to offer low cost transportation
to the interior, the coastal area
and to the region; we are not
just looking at air cargo; we are
trying to see how best we can
play a role in pioneering some
of the significant developments
in Guyana."
He said Laparkan will
also be launching a massive
money transfer campaign,
adding with a smile, "We plan
to take on the giants".

BIG PLAN: Laparkan
Chairman and
CEO Glen Khan

lobby for use of the Miami In-
tcrnational Airport.
Kham explained that certain
agricultural products are not al-
lowed in Florida but can be sent
to New York, and Laparkan has
to mount a "strong" lobby for
a quarantine facility at Miami
International Airporc.
He praised Robinson for
his support f'or the Guyana
Government's agriculture

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NIAMIEY\, (Reuters) The Ilawyer rep~resenting~ Moussa Kaka~.
thle correspondent of Radio Franlce Internlational (RFI) in Nigerl
arrested last month, said yesterday that tapes allegedly link-
ing! his client to Tuareg rebels had been illegally~ recorded.
Lawyerc~l Moussa Coullibaly had prev\iouly~! de~nied that author~i-
ties helld any, evidence against his client. w~ho was arre~sted~ onl Sep~-
te~mberI 20) on suspicion of aiding aun eight-mlonth old Tluare~cg-ledt rec-
he~llion inl northern NigerI.
Tfhe la~wyerl toldl a news confe~renlce ve~sterday that~ he had~ hearlld
the te~lephonec tape~cs but could not revecal theil-zr cnten due to legal~
"'he s~c~recyc of corre~spondenl~ce and communications is guarl-
aunteed by the constitution and the law does not allow illegal (phlone)
lapping without a judicial order." Coulibaly saidl.
"Even it my1) client has committee the cr-imes he is accused of:
the judge must reject even the most decisive evidenite if' it ... was
illegally obtained." he said.
The lawyer is also defending lbrahim Manzo Dialllo. th~e direc-
tor of the fortnightly publication Air. Info, in the northern town of
Agadez. who was arrlested on Oct. 9). "Even today. we still do not
know what he is accused of." Coullibaly said. "The police say they
are investigating his activities but as the legal period of' detention
without charge is 48 hours. renewable once. we mnust conclude he
is arbitrarily detained.'
Another journalist of Air Info. David Yacouba. was arrested 72
hours ago in Agadez for- unknown r-easons.
The Niger Movement fo~r Justice (MNJ) has killed mlor~e than
4.5 soldiers in its eight-month uprising to seek greatr autonomy
and vronal (0 junlests artt huunnr igt rl 1vitie sileched in
Nigeor's capital Niamley last weekend to pr-otest against Kaka and
Diallo's detention and restrictions on media coverage of the rebel-
Foreign press watchdogs have also called for the journal-
ists' release.

Gandhi calls for dialogue with China

Bhutto pratys at father's grave



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Holiday on November' 22 ut
Tlhomas said he hoped that
enough diplomiats would step
lorwar:~ud v!oluntarily.
P~rivate~ly. many U.S. diplo-
Inums say! they~ lea being posted
to Ir'aq because of` the risks <>f
Working in; a war zonec. In addi-
tron. it is an "una~ccompnie~lid
post"ing. meaning children aund a
SPOuISe cannot accomIPanyI) the
'Ihomnas said the State De-
partment"" hadl madle "direcced
a~ssignmnents before. such as in
19)69 when an entir-e junior fol-
eign offlicer class was se~nt to
Vietnaum and again in the 1970s
and 1980s for some difficult
African postings.
"This is not unique," he
said. "Foreign service off'ice~s
11ave always volunteered for
their country.
Currlently there ar~e about

200 UI.S. dliplomatls in Iraql who

the staffing neecd would r-ise to
about 250 fo~r nextl summer.- he
Thomnus saidl about 1.200
S~tatc Departl-me~nt emnploYeecs
hav~c a~lreadycl se~rved~ in Iraq since
the U.S. invasion inl Ma~rch 2003 j
andl th~ose postings have so f;or
been~i onl ;gvolunteerl basis.
Hec said there wa;S an attrac. l
live linaunc~ial pa~ckage for those
ser-ving in Iraql as wYell as five
recreational break-s du-inlg the
yearl-long posting.
He did not believe the move
would discourage people fr-om
~joining the foreign ser-vice.
"After Google and D~isney,
we are the most popular place
for people to work," Thomas
said, referring: to a recent
survey that ranked the State
Department in the top five
places to work in America.

By Sue P'leming

WA'ISHINGTO'~ N (Reuters) -
Fa;cing staff' shlortages inl Ir-aq*
the UI.S. State Derpartmient
anniiounccd oni Fridlay that
dliplomiats w\ouldl ha~ve io
choice but to accrept one-year
postings in the hostile envi-
r-olnment or facer losing their
In what is likely to be un
ulnpopu'lar~ move with staff-
State Department H-umnan Rec-
sourlce~s Direcctor Harrly Thomns
said about 250 "pr`ime candli-
dtenls" for vacant Iraqi posts
would be notif'iedl tomorrIow of
the decision.
He said they would have 10
working days to respond to the
dem~randl that they go to Iraql in

summer.~i _!08. aund only those

ccinii; .iil now~ postings to
liray has\~ cen on a voluntary?
bas~is;l, m ian hardc to fill
"-lic ': al~~Il aken an outli
to se'rvc ur~rl country aund so il.
somonc dccides they do not
want11 to ?1!. llhen we wouldC then 1
consider a,,propriate actions.
TIhoma~s saiti in a conference call
w\ith re carter
"Ws have' many options
including? < sm;issal from the for
cign sen \ice." added Thomaos
who returned~i on Thur.sday fr'on'
a visit to layI~ where he assessed
staffing need~cs f~or next yar-.
Iraqc as~signments will be
handled otn frlom November 17
until the U1.S. Thanksgivin-

By Kamran Haider

kistan (Reuters) Thousands
of party~ faithful feted former
Prime Minister Benazir
Bhutto yesterday- as she vis-
ited hier stronghold in south-
ern Pakistan, days after an
assassination bid that killed
139 people.
Chanting "Long Live
Bhutto." around 4,000 jubilant
supporters of her Pakistan
People's Partcy (PPP) cheered
and clappedl as BhuttIo arrived
in a bulletpr-oof vehicle at her
litther's vast mausoleum in their
ancestral village of Garbi Khuda
Baksh. near the town of
Larkauna in Sindh province.
Standing through the
sunroof behind her secretar-y.
Bhutto who returlned to Pa-
kistan last week after eight
years of self-exile wavedl to
crowds who were prevented
f~rom approa`" ching the vehicle by
secur'ity staff w~ielding AK-47s.
A hulge Bhutt~o portrait hulng
froml aPylon. ~and greecn. red and

black PPIP f~lags fluttered as her
convoy whipped up a dust
Bhutto draped a shawl in
scribel w~ith Islamic verses and
spr'inkledl rose petals on her
father's grave.. Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto. Pakistan's first popu-
larly, elected prime minister,
wa;S topp~cle by the military in
1977 and laterl hanged.
She then sat by the tomlb,
reciting Koranic verses,
"I fed~c very emotional. 1
wanted~ to visit the tomb of my
Ilther. the leader of' the people.
and offer prayers." Bhutto told
reporterC'S afterw.L\ardS. before ~be-
ing drliven to her family home
flankedl by pa~ramilitaries in
jeeps mounted with

"Tlherec is still danger of' at-
tack\. but AllahI caln protect ev-
crylone andl I amn not scar~ed of
these people (m~ilitants)." she
added. sayuserl she now felt bet-
ter abioutl heri security.
Ardent su:nnorters in the
rurI.11al aaC;L .u tre~,l. d out(SideC the
tombh. Oxfor\i.1-;ducatedd BhutIo

has huge feudal support~ in her
native Sindh and is the
country's most popular politi-



BEIJING (Reuters) Sonia
Gandhi, India's most power-
ful politician, stressed the
importance of frank dialogue
with China during her visit to
Beijing, as the two rivals
pledged to strengthen bilat-
eral ties.
India and China ar~e compet-
ing for global influence and for
the raw linaterials and energy
needed to f'ucI Asia's two fast-
est growing economies.
"We mlay well have differl-
ent views and different per-
spectives on both bilateral and
global issues. That is only natu-
ral," Gandhi said in a speech to
a selected audience of about 50
students at the lite Tsinghua
University yesterday.
"However, I have no dloubt
that ther-e is no problem that cun

not be sorted out through fr~ee
and frank dialogue and discus-
Gandhi, the head of India's
ruling Congress Party, is visit-
ing China to pave the way for a
visit late this year or early next
by Prime Minister Manmohan
"Mutually beneficial coop-
eration (between China and In-
dia) will change the look of Asia
and the world at large," state
media cited Chinese president
Hu Jintao as saying when he
welcomed Gandhi to the Chi-
nese capital on Friday.
Decades of' mistrust be-
tween the neighbors date
back to a 1962 wasr, and this
year has seen an apparent
setback in the long-running
tode tisi.t~e wrhic~h sparkedct

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gestures at
Sukkur airport, 480 km (300 miles) from Karachi on her way
to her hometown of Larkana, yesterday. (Mohsin Hassan/

Iturlier, as she left the
plane, Bhlutto kissed a copy of
\r appe a tra i idonal Sndan
shawl around her shoulders.
She wvavedl at sup~porterr s who
show\eredl her w~ith rose pet-
als as she begani the dlrive to

"This great nation is not
scared of a bomb explosion and
terrortsm," she later told a news
confer~ncce at her- ancestral homne.
"We are against dictatorship-
We believe that wheneve-rthere
is dlictatorship therec is telrro-


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* *' (.JAM~AICA OBSERVER) The Central Viillage po-
lice say a gang~ war was the motive behind the mlurdter of
a 19-year-old woman and the injuring of foour lu~onls
during sl ooting in Caymanas Bay, St. Cather~ine oni

Deadl is Nashaunla BarrIett, while the four il~njured nulles
were hospitatlisedl with gunshot wounds.

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As Ild i.don~t s ;are inv~itedf for suitablly qtua ed7tl
and e~ I irn i:? d paersons B to -in ;:.~: the e

equally anonymlous telephone
call. T~he caller alletedly told
Maharaj that the numney givcn
by the top official. which
ended up in Manning's hands.
had been given on the premise
that it would pay for tuition
for David Manning at a Ger-
mnan polytechnic school.

his ha~nds the rtaingi andl dec-
pos'iting of' somet~hing
"I w;ant to L wM. dlid
M~anninlg dc~clare this to, the in-
to~grity comnuission?"'
Mlaharaj then chlu-
lenged Mannling to explainl
the situation to the people
of T'rinidad anud TIobago.

Movecme~nt (PNM) had~ canIi~d
out private investigations not
only into the UNC mecmbers of
go'vernnment-Maharaj includel-
but also on the PNM.
"He allso investigated Man-
ning. since Manning was to cut
allI our stalwartl thronts," the let-

etsfHe is now talking about
photographs of Pandaly's house.
We now want to give you the

inGi~n wh1 c 1 he Ilot 111: hs
son David."
It went on: "Manning met
ua~r c ii itop f icil lfan

Hilton hotel in Germany. this
company does business in
Trlinidadl. Manning got a house
f'or his son Da~vid through this
top official andi he gave money
to Manning through his son
The report in which the
house was revealed. Mahargi
r-ead, was labelled "#f5522624
David Maunning Investigation,
"I keeping this thing. The
pre'SS couldI take photos if they
want but I keeping it," a jubi-

PRESS) Is Primle
Minister Patrick
Manning hiding a
house in Germlany?
The stunning alle-
gation was made on
Thursday night by the
United National Con-
gress Alliance's
Tabaquite candidate.
Ramesh Maharai.
Mahargi presented
what was clearly adeli-
Mac tr c" cra t
Chaguanas. w\hen he
held high photogr-aphs
ofa residence that alleg-
edly belongs to
Manning's soni. David,
and was allegedly ac-
qulired ulnder inappro-
pniate circumstaunces.
The f'ormerl attor-
ney general w~as only
two days ag~o crecdited
by Manning withh or-
chestrating the full fr~om
power of Basdeo
Panday, h1 p~rov\iding
photographs\ of' the

Pandays` London flat-a gift
fr~om UNC f'inancier Lalwrence
Pr~ior to revealing the pho-
tographs of the new house scan-
dul. Maharnj said: "It seems that
it is mly Karma1~; to expose Mr
He also denied that the
Ministry of'Legal
time of his tenure. hadl any
record of allegations of' corrupI-
tion against then Pr~ime Minis-
ter. Basdeo Panday.
rvMaharaj began hi l test
Thursday mor-ning. he recceived
in the mail at his Gasparillo of-
f~ice, a br-own envelope.
it contained a letter, which
he read to the audience.
The letter startedl off
starkly. with the declaration-
"Mr Maharaqj, I do not suppor-t
you. But Manning wants to get
r-id of Valley. Hinds. Rowley
aund Imlbert because they dlo not
support a new constitution that
gives him all the power."
T`he Ileter added that a r~ich
olff cial of the People s Natlional

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AT a period when too many of our CARICOM states are
suffering from the surge of criminal rampage, morale
boosting would be quite an appropriate therapy for the
rgHn's pdisun ce must therefore be to learn of cur-
rent.controversies involving plans to invite foreign nation-
als for appointment as Police Commissioners in crime-
traumatised societies like Jamaica and Trinidad and To-
ba'go. This could hardly be viewed as a confidence.
building approach for rank and file members.
Or, for that matter, the continuing delays in confirm-
ing ~acting appointments to top posts in police
furn-iuto ein GACna whre theoatn a e nt
ment of' Police Commissioner Henry Greene Is now al-
most 15 months.
Whatever real or imagined differences existed
among rank and file in the Trinidad and Tobago Police
Force, the general reaction was of firm opposition to the
disclosure fhat the Patrick Manning administration was
so Seriously contemplating the appointment of a non-
national as top cop, that advertisements had been
placed in overseas media with the impending departure
of Commissioner Trevor Paul..
The campaign for the coming November 5 election
has, for now, pushed the issue to the backburner.
Subsequently there were angry responses from both
the Jamaica Police Officers Association and Jamaica
Police Federation to a decision by the new administra-
tion of Prime Minister Bruce Gol ing to allow advertis-
mng dor the appointment of a new Police
Commissioner. This provides the opportunity for a suc-
cessfurl 'outside' candidate, foreign or local, to head the
Jan~iica Constabulary Force (JCF).
'The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) lost
little time in backing the move by the Police Services
Cortimission (PSC) to advertise the post for a new po-
lice chief, following the sudden and ver surprising an-
nouncement by Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas
to quit by this month end,
Here in Guyana, Opposition Leader of the PNCR,
Robert Corbin, has gone public with his concern over
ms ionner. I tr getintly teer rhee sas rerincd Co
a commitment of support for Greene's confirmation in
Thais ~contrasts with PNCR's position when the party
was anxious for confirmation of former Police Commis-
sioner Winston Felix, whose retirement had followed the
sensational illegal tape-recordings of his conversations
wth~aht isCnow a qreedt isr President Bharrat Jagdeo
to signal his approval for the confirmation of Greene as
Police Commissioner now that he has been distinguish-
ing his leadership as the GPF shows a hi her and more
psitive profila~in th wr against tcrmnl san dthe new
fha United States authorities may have succeeded
in embarrassing the former Crime Chief when, while at
the time sup ortive of Felix, they mysteriously
revoked his diplomatic visa for the US Subeqetl,
v sea aai do hoeks athd rnumoursnofallmmldrba ,eits room
the illegal narcotics trade.
The Guyana Government is not known to have ever
countenanced such allegations and official comments
abTthre ore eheavexetdenatree cti is bpy th S of vi-
sas approved for CTreene should not be used as a
weapon to further delay his appointment after serving in
that post for almost 15 months. It can hardly be official
policy to permit an American influence on who is
appointed as Commissioner of the Guyana Police
Force .
In relation to the position of Opposition Leader
Corbin, if he is indeed troubled, as he said, by the long
delay in the confirmation process, he should at least in-
dicate where he stands on this crucial a pointment.
After all, there were no doubts about where he and
his party stood on Felix's a pointment. The acting ap-
pointment of Chief Justice Carl Singh as Chancel or of
the Judiciary is also long overdue.

PEOPLE wonder why the People's National Congress Reform
(PNCR) (now somewhat reduced in size) is so eager and anx-
ious to become part of the executive arm of the Government
through power-sharing, if they have a problem with what the
call or allege is "the true nature of the Jagdeo regime" as they
expressed it mn their letter in Kaieteur News of October 23,
2007 captioned "Mr. Da Silva seems bent on concealing the
true nature of the Jagdeo regime."
I don't know how the PNCR can allocate to one such a role,
when firstly, it seems to me that there is nothing for the Ja deo
PPP/C administration to conceal; and secondly, the PNCR and oth-
ers have the full freedom of the media to criticize any aspect of the
administration. What would I have the ability to conceal if this was
my role as they saw it.
They also state that "the PPP/C had the glorious opportunity
to continue the reform initiated by the PNC and Mr. Ho te." Ony
cannot be helped but be amused when the fact was that the PNC
and Hoyte were confronted with the inevitable results of their dic-
tatorial, authoritarian and undemocratic rule, and had no alternative
but to conform to the demands of the international financial institu-
t ons and the pressures of U.S. President Mr. Jimmy Carter and the
Carter~ Cetr
It was painful to me ~and others to see Mr. Hoyte trying to de-
fend the status quo and resisting the popular demand that ballots be
counted at the place of poll, which he termed "a logistical night-
The letter also says that in 1992, the PNC "had placed on the
agenda the further privatization of state-owned institutions."

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tiein somc way~. how: can they pr~ovide good contact with the

Based on import statistics. an ave~lurag of 140.000 used tyres
arre imported annually. which reprecsents about 80%~ of tyrle im~-
polrts. Further. a simple survey\ will show that 99%; of. the' mlini-
buses & hire cars are using lsedi tyres.
What is a used tyre? A used tyre is a tyr~e that has worn to its
safety bar (4/32). a tyre that is damaged or inherently defective or
a user decides to change it because he/she would hav~e driven enough
on it.
It is ironic that Bureau of Standar-ds is judging these tyres to
be safet for road use.
These same discarded tyres from North America are imported
to be sold locally.
Really and truly, we are just doing those countries a favour by
importing their dunk as an environmental charge is applied to de~al-
ers in these tyres overseas.
Why are we allowing our country' to be a dumping ground for
used tyres? Have we considered the costs (loss of lives. drivers
and passengers' safety. envir~onmelntal costs. vehicle maintenance
costs) to the country?
How could the Bureau of Standards attest to the `road worthi-
ness' of these tyres?
Based on the diagram below. the risk of accidents increase
sharply as the tyre wears beyond 4/321.The average used tyre comes
with a tread depth of about 6/32. already worn to about 80% of
its tread life and you really can't tell those that are structurally
defective, even though it may be looking good on the exterior.
As seen in the diagram below as tyres wear towards the end
of its life, there is reduced steering control. reduced braking capa-
bility, tendency to hydroplane and generally reduced road traction
and therefore in this light has used tyres become the silent killer in
the spiralling increase in the road carnage.
Therefore action is welcomed by the minister to ban used
tyres and reduce the tariff on new passenger tyres sizes to
5% and make it a vat exempted item, so it can be affordable
to all.

Hekima Paul

This is eye-wash as privatization of such institutions was one
of the demands by international financial institutions under the Eco-
nomic Recovery Programme (ERP) or "empty rice pots" as it was
deemed by many.
No other Commonwealth Caribbean state had been faced with
the necessity for such a programme as far as I recollect.
At a very late stage, Hoyte and the PNC wanted to privatize
the Sugar Industry but this was stoutly resisted as it was seen as
a politically-motivated and vindictive action.
One of the entities privatized was the Guyana Telecommuni-
cations Corporation which was sold for US$16.5M reportedly to
meet an [FI commitment which they missed by one day, but was
not penalized for. It is still referred to as a sweetheart deal--the
price was regarded as cheap and a rate of return of 15% was guar-
Subsequently, there was more controversy in the media when
it was reported that Mr. Hoyte received a fee of US$20,000 to
give a talk on telecommunications in a country in Africa.
As regards access to state media, I believe an agreement was
reached that such access would be based on the parliamentary -e
presentation of political parties.
There are still areas of disagreement, I believe between the two
main political parties which have delayed the introduction of broad-
cast legislation, preventing the allocation of radio licenses. ,
I do not believe that there is any policy of harassment of pri-
vate media, but they and state media are monitored as to their ad-
herence to a code of broadcast standards to which they agreed and
this is done through the Advisory Committee on Broadcasting
We no longer have the doctrine of paramountcy of.the
party, which the PNC had promulgated, where all state agen-
cies had to pledge allegiance to the party. The private sector
also did so.

John Da Silva

lower the boilingipoint becomes.
Your brakes fluid should be flushed once a year for private ve-
hicles. Commercial vehicles should be flushed 3 times a year be-
cause it generates 10 times more water content so it starts to boil
at a mluch lower boiling point.
Brake Fluid is hydroscopic, pulls like magnet attracts humid-
i (Moli Omp rc3 percent moisture would lower the brake fluid abil-
Dot-4t while it lasts almost twice the heat resistance it also has
a greater amount of rust
Inhibitor to avoid moisture and seizures
Dot -3. Dot-4 and Dot-5 made out of the same Glycol Prod-
ucts and it is mixable with any Glycol Fluids.
Do not mix Dot-3, Dot-4 and Dot-5.1 with Dot.5 Brake fluid
Dot.5 is a Silicone based Fluid and it cannot be mixed.
This Educational information came to you out of the con-
cern for- thle victims of accidents caused by failing brakes sys-
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It was heartening to read in the Guyana Chronicle (October
24, 2007) that a number of initiatives are being considered by
the Minister of Home Affairs and his team to halt the road
carnage. This is a welcome sign, given the minister's inten-
tron to action the proposed recommendations, which I believe
should also include the banning of used tyres.
Among the steps being considered and is stated as the last item
on the recommendations-- is reducing the tariff on tyres to avoid
importation of used tyres. I do hope that this recommendation by
its position of placement is not an indication of its importance.
It is interesting to note, that the tariff on used tyres is 5%~ comn-
par~ed to new passenger tyres of 30%.This nmy suggest a policy of
supporting the importation of used tyres. This position actually com-
promises the safety of commuters.
While the price of a used tyre is 20%~ of a new one, the costs to
the individual and the nation is substantially higher.
Indeed, no amount of money, no amount of platitudes, no amount
of punishment, and no amount of talk can compensate for the loss
of lives and the resulting costs to this nation.
Speeding has been given a great deal of attention in addressing
the road fatalities and rightly so but the tyres on the vehicles are
often overlooked in this spiral increase in the road carnage.
Driving at moderate speed with defective tyres will produce the
same results--tyre blow out; vehicle turns turtle; loss of lives.
Tyres are critical for the movement of the vehicle and therefore
the safety of the passengers is hinged on having "road worthy" or
quality tyres. The tyres support the load of the vehicle and provide
good contact with the road.
With used tyres already worn to 80%~ of its tread life and defec-

Bae \fl i

MINI-BUS owners, drivers and mechanics you need to know
brake fluid is not brake fluid. Brake fluid manufacture under
3 Dots specification Dot means (Department of transportation)
and registered under by S.A.E (Society of Automotive Engi-
neert -3 Boils around 28.5 Degreecs Fahrenheit and is recom-
melnded for Motor Vehicles driven private. Dot 4 boils around 448
Degrees Fahr~enheit and is recommended for Motor Vehicles driven
with high speed and loads Example: East driven sport cars, Police
Vehicles, Ambulance, Mini-buses and Taxies.
Dot -5 Boils around 50)0 plus Degrees Fahrenheit and is ree-
ommendedl for vehicles driven for racin .
Brake is friction and it generates intense heat which causes the
fluid to boil which caulses vap~ors. The vanpors create moisture
(Rust) which zeires the pisions. The more the water content the

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;Consitenc. a

The pltis side is that Trinidad and Tobago has earned a7 reputa-
tion for conducting free and fair elections and the current EBC's
personnel would be expected to carry out their functions consis-
tent with maintaining that credibility.
In relation to reported claims of political intimidation, violence
and vandalism--including defacing and destruction of posters, ban-
ners and damage to a few constituency offices of candidates, such
regrettable developments have already evoked condemnations from
the three contesting parties as well as Police Commissioner. Trevor
In covering previous general elections in Trinidad and Tobago, I
have been generally impressed with the absence of any political vio-
lence of significance, as well as the efforts by the EBC to ensure
respect for the expressed will of the electorate.
No national elections in any of our CARICOM states is known
to have been altogether free of political skirmishes, including acts
of vandalism in the heat of campaigning. Jamaica and Guyana, are
of course, notable exceptions.
.But in Trinidad and Tobago, where it has been the norm-'until
now- for contesting parties to show no interest in independent
monitoring missions from overseas, from CARICOM or else, the
ugly face of ci-iminal attacks and political intimidation.have liow
Just over a fortnight ago, in disCussing the state of campaigning
for the coming November 5 poll with a Jamaican colleague, I noted
how good it has generally been covering elections in Trinidad and
Tobago without having to worry about one's physical safety while
sharing the laughter as platform speakers mix their picong and
mauvais langue with attempts at serious commentaries on social,
economic and political problems and challenges.
The overwhelming complaints of vandalism arid violence have
been coming from the COP and, more recently the UNC/Alliance
while; in contrast, the incumbent People's National Movement
(PNM), has gone on the defensive, emphasising that election cam-
paign violence has never been a feature of its political history..
Last week Police Com'missioner Paul felt compelled to inform
a media briefing o~f his deep concerns over elections-related violence.
He has apperiled for all parties, candidates arid activists to demon-
strate respect for the rights of others to enable a healthy climate
for peaceful campaigning.
It is, therefore, to be assumed that given his stated aware-
ness of the dangerous trend, Commissioner Paul would now
haire in place effective mechanisms and arrangements to curb
the practices that have generated the prevailing fears and con-
cerns for the November 5 election.


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TWO IMPORTANT issues that have not generally been part
of national elections in either Trinidad and Tobago, or Barba-
dos, have noiv been introduced into the coming November 5
poll in that twin-island member state of the Caribbean Com,-.
They are: Calls for independent monitoring of the election and
rising complaints from opposition parties and candidates against
vandalism and violence.
At the time of writing, a 22-niember CARICOM team of moni-
tors was preparing to head to Trinidad and Tobago as the only such
mission after Prime Minister Patrick Manning finally responded
to a written request from leader of the new Congress of People
(COP), Winston Dookeran, for overseas election observers.
COP, as well as the main opposition United National Congress/
Alliance, were quick to react with disappointment by declaring it
was simply "not enough" to have just a CARICOM monitoring
COP had requested missions from the Commonwealth and
Organisation ~of American States, inv addition to one from
CARICOM, consistent with a pattern set for observing national
elections in other Community member states, including Guyana and
However, the guiding rule for overseas election monitors is that
they must be' invited by the Head of Government of the country
involved. In this case, Mr Manning, who chose to simply restrict
the exercise to a CARICOM mission without any explanation..
-This positioh was previously used to full advauitage in Guyana
under the rule of successive People's National Congress governments
led by Forbes Burnham. It had the effect of preventing approved
monitoring of Guyalia elections--including by CARICOM. ~

That policy came to an end with the conduct of the 1992 elec-
tion anid subsequent change in government to become the norm for
CARICOM to r~egularly be involved in monitoring elections in Com-
muhity states as well as being invited to do so in other Common-
wealth countries,
Question: Why has monitoring of elections in the 15-member
Community not yet been institutionalized as a firm policy by
CARICOM, consistent with the provisions and spirit of its "Charter
of Civil Society"?
Surely this would he preferable to current ad hoc arrangements
that have to be made and based on the mood and prior consent of a
Head of Government.
Once accepted as the norm, the CARICOM Secretaiat
could work out appropriate standing arrangements, inchiding
relevant time-frames for meaningful observance by
monitors drawn fi'om a pool of experienced and reputable
Community and other nationals. -
In making this observation, it is necessary to also.beware of a
related outstanding challenge for CARICOM: The Charter of Civil
.Society, proothimed ten years ago, is yet to be approved by Com-
munity parliaments to become legally binding ojn participating states.
For now, with just one week to go befoirt the November 5 poll
.in Trinidad and Tobago, we simply.have to wait an$ see how re-
ally useful it was to have at least the CARICOMi monitoring mis-
The mission would be expected to, for instance,, fan out across
the 41 constituencies--five of them netv--and long ago re-demar-
cated by the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC); assess
data pertaining to the validity of the electoral register compiled and
released by the Commission with an estimated one million eligible


Fifteen months ago, the
armed wing of Lebanon's
Hezbollah party, listed as a
terrorist organisation by the
United States and most other
Western countries, attacked
Israel's northern border,
capturing two Israehi soldiers
and killing eight more. Israel
replied with a month of
massive air attacks all across
Lebanon that destroyed much
of the country's
infrastructure, levelled a good
deal of south Beirut,~ and
killed around a thousand
Lebanese civilians.

Washington, London,
Ottawa and some other Western
capitals insisted that this was a
reasonable and proportionate
response, and shielded Israel
fromn intense diplomatic
pressure to stop the attacks
even when Israel launched a
land invasion of southern
Lebanon in earl-y August, 2006.
The operation only ended when
Israeli casualties on the ground
mounted rapidly and the Israeli
government pulled its troops
So what would be a
reasonable and proportionate

Turkish response to the recent
attacks by the Kurdistan
Workers' Party (PKK), listed as
a terrorist organisation by the
United States and most other
Western countries, from
northern Iraql into south-eastern
Turkey?~ More than forty
Turkish civilians and soldiers
have been killed in these attacks
over the' past two weeks, and a
further eight Turkish soldiers
were captured. ~
Well, it would be
unreasonable for T'urkey to
bomb Iraq, where the PKK's
bases are, for any more than

one month. It would be quite
disproportionate for the
Turkish air force to~ievel
more than a small part of
Baghdad say, 15,000
homes. Ideally, it should
leave Baghdad alone and
restrict itself to destroying
some Kurdish-populated city
in northern Iraq pear
Turkey's own border.
Moreover, when the Ibrks do

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The Caribbean has been losing its highly educated people to
industrialized nations at an alarming rate. The situation is
set to worsen with a proposal by the European Commission
(EC) that European Union countries should introduce a "Lblue
card" to attract highly skilled immigrants to fill much needed
job vacancies.
The proposal was unveiled on October 23rd by the EC Presi-
dent Malnuel Barroso and Justice and Homse Affairs Commissioner,
Franco Frattini.
In announcing the plan, Frattini described it as a "global job
advertising blitz" to attract engineers, doctors, nurses and IT work-
ers from Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean .
There are two motivations behilid the plan: first, Europe 's
population is aging but living longer, so the cost of keeping pen-
stoners mn social security schemes is rising every year. On present
trends, the EC reckons that the burden of paying for the livelihood
of one retired person will fall on twot workers, whereas today the
load is shared by four workers. Secbnd, the fall in the population
of woi-kirig age, and the requirement for modern skills, has left the
European market with huge gaps. If Europe is to remilin competi-
tive with the US and Japan ii requires skilled workers.
The EC has calculated that by thle year 2030, Europe will have
a shortfall of 20 million skilled workers.
The objective is to put the blue card scheme in place by 2009
while giving each EU member state the right to opt out of it if they
The blue card will operate alon~ similar lines to the green card
system used in the United States of America (US). It would allow
qualified immigrants to live, and wqrk in one EU country and then
move to a second country. After five consecutive years, they could
apply to stay permanently. donditjions of employment and social
security would be the same as those applicable to EU citizens.
Other in'dustrialised nations have been recruiting skilled
persons from developing coun ries for years to keep their
economies competitive and to create a band of workers whose
contributions to social securityischemes help to pay for the
eleu tralia has been the leader in this area wherc95.9%/nof its work
ing population is highly skilled iinmigrant workers mostly from
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second at 7.3%~ of its working population. While a large chunk of
these is also from Asia, proportionately the numbers from the Car-
.ibbean are high. Switzerland is next with 5.3% of its working popu-
lation being immigrants, and then the US at 3.2% again on a pro-
portionate basis, the Caribbean
numbers are high. And, finally,
there is the EU at 1.7%. .
Europe's problem is that
whereas only 5%.of its inimi- 1 ~zn~~
grants are skilled workers, 55% ~
of the immigrants to the UlS are
skilled. The EC clearly intend to .
use the blue card system to catch
up with its global competitors,-- :
As the EC President said, "With / -
the European blue card, we send *
a clear signal: highly skilled work-
ers from all over the world .are
welcome in the .Europeah
This may be a boon to-some
developing countries in Asia with
large populations and relatively
large pools of qualified people. India for instance, would no doubt
quietly welcome the EU opening its doors to 20 million skilled mi-
grants by 2030. Producing more Univeisity graduates annually than
several EU countries combined, a few million skilled immigrants from
india would be an ant bite on an elephapt's back.
B It small regions, such as- the C~aribbean have to view
this ajs a troubling development. Al -eady, mor than 80% of
the tertiary educated people of Jambica and G yana work in
industrialized countries. The figures pre in excess of 60%0 for
Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname and the numbers are -un-
acceptably high for countries such aS Antigua andr Barbdda ,
St Kitts-Nevis.and St Lucia .
SThese small countries pay heavily to educate and train their
people to tertiary level only tid lose them to the needs of

industriaised nations. This is, in fact, a huge subsidy being paid
by developing nations to the economlies of richer countries, while
they, themselves, suffer from lack of sufficiently skilled personnel
in both the public and private sectors.
And, while the EU Commissioners have said that to avoid
a damaging brain drain in developing countries, standards
would be set to limit or ban active recruitment, that statement
is hardly worth the breath it took to utter it. Recruitment will
be pursued by ~private agencies anyway, and the simple knowl-
edge of the blue card's availability is a big enough advertise-
ment; little elde is needed.
In Germariy where politicians predictably voiced their oppo-
sition to an EUT blue card that is binding on Germany the country's
business leaders supported it, saying that Germany is crying out
for skilled workers such as IT specialists and engineers.
The industrialized nations tire taking the cream of the skills from
developing countries with no compensation. It is clear that this is
a trend that will intensify in the coming decades,
This points to the urgent need for an international discussion
on the issue of migration in several fora, including the United Na-
tional Economic and Social Council, the international Labour.
Organisation. the World Bank,. UNESCO and the World Trade
There are several dimensions to this discussion:but develop-
mnent lies at its core. Simply put, industrialized nations are benefit-
ing from a transfer of resources from developing countries without
coiinpensation. At the rate at which this transfer of resources is
projected to occur, small developing economies in particular will
suffer not only from loss of badly needed skills, but also from little
retur-n.on the large suins of money that they invest in training.
It is time that global arrangements be settled for
developing countries to be compensated by industrialized
nations !for the provision of skills. Small, developing
economies should waste no time in placing the issue on the
international agenda.

Responses, to:


~From pagan sevdn
invade Iraq on the ground, they shotdd restrict themselves
to the northern border strip whgre tlie PKK's bases are.
What's that? Washington is asking turkey to show; restraint
and not attack Imaq at all? Even after the Kurdish terrorists'(illed
or kidnapped all those Turkish people? Could it be that Tubkisl'
lives ar~e worth less than Israeli lives?
Never mind. At least the United States officially classes the
PKK as a terrorist organisation ;ind refuses to let its officials
ha~ve any contact with it. But whatcl's this? Ther-e is a partllel
MIclrist or~gans,-,ion calledc the Partly for Fre~e Life in Kur~dist '
(PJAK), essentially a branch office of the PKK, also based in
norther-n Iraq, which carries out attacks into the adjacent Kurdish
pouae I eio h K rn 111 d ihesUnite sStrates doe not
chats with the PJAK terrorists? How odd.
The PJAK's leader, Rahman I iaj-Ahmadi, paid an unofficial
visit to Washington last summler.'One of his close associates,
Biryar Gabar, claims to have "normal dialogue" with US officials,
according to a report last Tuesday in the New York Times -

Re, isume aicane uli srcture hni-dena I ying tha "
consensus is that U.S. forces ar-e not working with or adv'isng
the PJAK."
Biryar Gabar also said that PJAK fighters have killed
at least 150 Iranian soldiers and officials in the past three
months. That's a lot more people than the PKK have killed
in Turkey in the same time, and yet neither Washmngton
nor any other Western country has expressed sympa hy for
Could it be that Iranian lives are worth even less than T~urkish
And here's something even more peculiar. Iran. like Turkey,
is already shelling Kurdish villages on the traqi side of the frontier

that it suspects of sheltering or supplying the PKK/PJAK. How
come President George W. Bush~ and Vice-President Richard
Cheney simply ignore these actions, when they have been
working hald for thle past year to build a case for attacking Iran?
We are told that Iran is supporting the anti-American
insurgency in Iraq. Mr Bush even warned us last week that a
iclear-a .1 Iran (which he insists is coming) would lead to
.World H. 1 TIhree." So if they're that keen to attack Iran, wh~y
tlon't Busl and Cheney.use the fact that Iranian artillery shells
; e falling n Kurdish villages in northern Ir-aq almost every dfaiy
a1 prete orI the attack?! Are they are getting cold feet?
Ijsinl ly.i! hope so, because the consequences of such an
Stack we Jc be catastrophic. On the other hand, I doubts it,
beccause they) keep on painting themselves into a corner with;
~leir tongs As Pat Bchanan notedaon MSN.BC's "Hardball"'

themselves which they're going to have to meet. I don't see
hiow ... Bush and Cheney can avoid attacking Iran and stilll
rectain) their credibility going out of office."
The U'S military "assets" for an attack on Iran are all in
1~lace, so it: can't bje that. Maybe the delay means that Bush
fL7dCe is are loa ng difficult in per uadingcthe milhtaryt
senior Amlncican military officers see an attack on Iran as leading
to inevitahfe~ failure and humiliation for the United States, and
the last things the White House wants is a rash of US generals
rei~-gningz ini protest wh~en it orders the attack.
On tle' other hand, Bush is still the commander-in-
chief, and how mary American generals resigned when he
cominittedj the somewhat lesser folly of invading Iraq?
Only~ one, and he did it very quietly.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent
journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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SOUTH America holds abun-
dant opportunities with inte-
gration, through the follow-
ing: a population of almost
400 million; several ecosys-
tems Amazon, the Cordil-
lera Andina, the Pantanal,
the Pampas, the Cerrado; a
Gross Domestic Product of
US$1.5 trillion annually: a
Gross Domestic Product
growth rate of 4.5% in 2006:
lavish renewable and non-re-
newable energy resources;
huge mineral reserves; a
third of the world's fresh wa-
ter sources; abundant
biodiversity; among others.
And excepting South
America. most parts of the
world are politically integranted,
as Asia (Association of
Southeast Nations). Europe
(European Union). Africa
(African Union). Caribbean
(CARICOM). North America
(NAFTAL. etc.
However, the Cuzco and
Ayaculcho Declarantions in 2004
gave birth to a new fledgling
integration model. the South
American Community of Nations
(SACN): its real meaning is the
integration of the peoples of
South Amlerica and the Caribbean;
and SACN seeks to amalgamate
into its fold Mercosur and the
Andean Community (CAN),
which could confer on SACN
enormous negotiating power with
the U.S.-led North American
Free Trade Area Agreement
(NAFTA) and the WTO.

Ameri an le dees re givn ouha
clear thumbs-down to the
Washington Consensuls through
the creation of countervailing
forcs SACN Ie ntnzu I;1;

Amenicasb(ALcBa) ouonngnt
as a counter to the Free Trade
Area of the Americas (FTAA)-
and nrszilsand sArgen iaa
22-point plan for South
American integration. And,
indeed, too, the growing number
of centre-left democracies in
South America are now
beginning to produce cracks in
the Washington Consensus;
interestingly, these centre-left


demlocr-acies already have shown
tremendous inclinations for
dialog with centre-left social
movements: quite dissimilar to
the past.
TIoday. this more overt
Washington Consensuls. hir-thed
frIom the 'Cold WarI'. howcver,
continues to damlagce
multilatera;lism and increase
harsh inequallitis within aund
among decveloping vulnerahle
sovereign states: the Wanshington
Consensus engineers the fo-m
aInd content of globalizaltion th~t
fulnction solely at the bhehst of
the decveloped world.
And now we have the
imminent 'Bank of the
South' (Banco Del Sur), a
nemesis of the Washington
Consensus. In theory, this
Bank intends to obliterate the
factors making for South
American financial
dependence; these factors,
among others, are as follows:
1. sustained dependency on
funds from the International
Monetary Fund (IMF). the
World Bank. and the Inter-
American Development Bank,
etc.. to address indebtedness
and external shocks:
2. International Finaincial
Institutions (IFls) exert some
hegemony over Central Banks'
traditional control of` reserves;
international financial
institutions operate as external
financial intermediaries;
3. loan conditions and other
assistance advantage core

countries controlling the IFls.
and not the recipients of the
4. growing
undercapitallization ar~ising fr~om
depo'siting savings in bankhs
outside Soutlh America;
5. recycling of inrternnational
reserves of` South American
countries to finance those same lc
countries' for-eign debt.accruiing
costs greater -than benefits
6,. ina~dequate rser-ve fulnls
to addcress debt. such as. the
Latin Amer-ican Reser-ve Fund
(Fondlo Latlinoamerica~no ie
Rese~vas FLAR).
T`he Bank of the South
really is President Hugo
Chavez's idea; but the proposal
forl this Bank was the subject of
numerous discussions and
negotiations during the High
Level Strategic Commission
meetings of SACN, from
SACN's birth -through the
Cuzco and Ayacucho
Declarations in 2004 to the
Cochabamba Summit in 2006.
In addition, the Financial &
Integration Working Group of'
SACN discussed the 'Bank of
the South' at meetings at
BANCOEX in Caracas andi
Montevideo, Urulguay in 2006,.
The Caracas meeting produced
preliminary conclusions which
were subject to furtlher
discussions at the Uruguay
meeting with the view to
arriving at a final proposal. The
High Level Strategic

Commission of SACN
subsequently received the final
re~commelndations o f tle
Financia~l & Integr-ation Working
Group on the 'Bank of the
SouthI' as5 well as other
mechanisms to advance the
integration effo~rt.
inauguratiocin of the Balnk of
the South, with its $7 billion

November 3. 2007 in Cara;ca~s:
and Argecntina. Br-azil. Bolivi~.
Colomb~ial Ecuador. Palraguay.
UruLgua~y. anld Veneczue'lla will
grace the occasion.
Nobel Prize-winning
Economist Joseph Stiglitz in
enclosing the Bank. noted:
"One of the advantages of
having a Bank of the South is
that it would reflect the
perspectives of those in the
south. It is a good thing to have
competition in most markets,
including the market for
development lending."
The Chavez detractors
skew their arguments to show

that the Bank is a
manipulating exercise to
advance the Venezuelan
President's political agenda of
some sort of '21st century
socialism'; and to further
show that Brazil, the strongest
ally to the establishment of
this Bank, supports the Bank
largely because of its
increasing export trade with
Venezuela. and not focusing
on Brazil's sincere
commitment to remove South
Amlerica's financial
dependence on IFls. These
detractors may be unable to
fathom the indigestible and
deleterious consequences of
South America's financial
dependence on IFls.
However. regional
integration is South Amnerica's
only way out to end the
deepening effects of
globallization: social exclusion,
economic stagnation. inequality.
and shocks from the human
ecological interface; this regional

integrantion is fast happening in
the forml of the SACN: anl
integration that transcends
commelnrcial aspects; a new\
integration not beholden to
mulltinationarls that drive the
usual trade integration f~or
individual developing
nations are no match for IFls
which carry the rich pedigree
of their financial masters and
their grand imperialist
designs on the weaker world.
But the developing world can
make a proactive response
through creations of regional
political and economic
integration. And the Bank of
the South is only one of the
mechanisms to lead the way
to advance this proactive


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One movie that I watched

some time and enjoyed im-
mensely was 'Crash'. For
those who haven't seen it,
permit me to offer something
of' a plot summary. The

movie was set in Los Angeles,
better known as LA. It follows
the lives of several people of
different ethnic and cultural
backgrounds and explores

how they interact with each
other. While the movie's
events evolve around what
the title suggests, an auto.
mobile accident, the main

message is about the 'colli-
sions' the characters have
with each other throughout a
particular timeline.
Tolerance is broader than
the narrlow field of racial tole-
ance or- intolerance. Tolera~nce at
its mlost ba;sic level is more ln
issue ofI culturce than it is auny
one thin-. Tlhe one 11aw\ whlich
was preseint in allI the chara~cctr'

posse ed1 any' inIherecnt

"":tttti ':'lh fu~u-l etuai:,.-c:

educalion inGieyna i ma pr
haps be limited to my own per-
so:a" sph"" f esx ] d ie hna8
from how our society is, how
people in Guyana perceive each
other, something else or some-
thing more needs to be done on
how we educate our children
and by extension, our society,
ebu tshe various cultures which
One may be quick to en-
visage an upgraded cultural
education component within
the current social studies
curriculum. The problem
with this approach however
that cradling cultural educa-
tion within the competitive
academic environment of our
primary and secondary sys-
tem will -very likely take
away from the intent of the
progamune in the first place

cocp of g cu cualdeduca in
the official curriculum is that in
Guyana. culture is largely un-
derpinne~d by religion. Not that
a religious-cultural combination
is inherently problematic in it-
self the great cultures of' the
world all have a strong and dis-
tinct spiritual or theological as-
pect to them, which incidentally
informs the social. Christian
culture values inform the West-
orng sal vanues.s tihncuimd ol
tion fo~r the one billion people
in Ida. a ile ath slaimic ilu
East t alue system. In our
multicultrall~l society. weC have all
these religious cultures and
while their decmographic repre-
sentat~ion is not eq~ual. represen-
tatio~n on each front is very
str~ong. Therel~fore, to present in-
formnation on religion-inf~orm~ed
cultures within the official cu-
riculuml w\oulld leave the system
open io allegations of prosely-
tiing onI all sides. The question
iven~lJ cLite ret onnh~ lbe a~s a c

divi!in ine~ betwe-en indoctrlinl-

'n ural ccducatiyn. has to
take~ n < l primaril. in the
homi ,h asiitance hein?
pr: Though drect

is keep an artifa\ct or two froml
a religion that isn`t the family
faith in their homes. These can
act as conver~sation pieces for
growing children a~nd recinforlce
their underlstaundine_ of otherl cul-
turcs a~s a~dults. w\ith~out coml-

PerIhaps~ the ma~ss mecdi~ caln
be in\ovolve. F~or exampk.c re-

2,ase 01n loca teeiswton. woul
undertaking to air them, and it's
ina that th nd b nhie at
ment, because I have been able
to learn so much about African
culture because of these
movies. They have served to
enhance my perspective of
Africa. As a side note, if this
comes across as a bit of prod-
uct placement endorsement for
the African movie industry, it
Whatever the methods,
there needs to be an ongoing ef-
fort in Guyana to have young
children in particular understand
and appreciate the varying cul-
tures that exist in our society.
Not that attempts at cul-
tural education haven't been
tried before and do not continue
up to this day. My point
thou h is inat thm applreciati n

cdu atonh ci t nton pn;I
digm has to a great degree
evolved into token representa-
tion or symbolic re-enactment
of events.
So, for example, we learn
about African culture every Au-
gust or about Amer-indian culture
every September. We learn
about Diwali and Eid once a
year as well. What we are do-
ing is shoving education about

unegn ahh saniso duar
of development and evolution
int iciay or a week or a month
Addcitionally, this education
is not p.ogre"Ssive, thle event-
based nature of our mode of'cul-
tur-al education causes it to be
necessarily limited and
r-epetitive. The end result is that
we really are not learning fullly
fr-om the methods of public cul-
tulral education.
in closing, I would like to
state emphatically that
people have to co-exist. You
camsot fundamentally change

should not seek to. Too often
whlen we engage in cultur:ll
. discrssions, itigy within .a
f'ramework wvhere each aside
thinkl s tha~t thle other hlas to
arccept their view\ as prereqlui-



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joined PYARG and were successful attested to their
discipline and their ability to achieve results.
He also urged the young people to help in re-educating the
older ones about the history of Guyana, since some of then
are still pained by the ethnic uprisings of the 1960's which, he
said, were engineered by Western nations who teared that
Guyana was becoming a socialist nation after Cuba.
Mr. Jagdeo said that the government is continuing to place
heavy emphasis on education, with spending in the sector ex-
ceeding $20B.
He said it is unprecedented in the history of Guyana that
some 800 students are on scholarships overseas, and about 80
young doctors will return to the country next year after com-
pleting studies in Cuba.
Mr. Jagdeo hailed the PYARG as a crowning achievement
for youth development in Guyana, and he urged the successful
participants to advance their personal goals.
Minister of Culture. Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony
said that the programme will be improved next year, to ensure
that it remain relevant and successful.
He said new opportunities will be explored and this would
meclude closer collaboration with the National Tru~st to preserve
historic sites and boost heritage tourism. He said also that
Guyana's hosting of Carifesta X will provide opportunities for
various areas of volunteering.
According to Dr. Anthony, the PYARG Secretariat would
be strengthened, the Board would be revamped, the regional of-
fices would be boosted, and there would be improved collabo-
ration with government agencies.prgam tpe piss-

cial responsibilities, with some participants serving as peer edu-
cators and developing successful edu-entertainment modules in
sending "the right vibes" about HIV/AIDS prevention, treat-
ment and care.
IDr. Anthony said he wants PYARG to expand to target non-
communicable diseases such as obesity and hypertension. He
said also he wants the programme to expand to cater for areas
such as climate change.
Students qualify for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
after completing various exercises lasting six months, 12 months,
and 18 months respectively.
PYARG was adopted from the International Award for
Young People, a development of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
which was introduced in Britain in 1956.
PYARG is now in all ten administrative regions.

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Too much cannabis 'worsens pain'

Doubts over pregnancy drink ban

(BBC News) Women who have beetn treated for early signs of
cervical cancer have a high risk of the disease decades later,
say Swedish researchers-
Regullar smear tests shoulld be offe~red to those with pre-can-
cerous lesions for at least 25 years. they said.
Current guidelines for UK women who have been tr-eated for
the condition called carcinoma-in-situ recommennd annual screening
for 10 years-
The study of 133,000 women is published in the British Medi-
cal Journal.
Cervical screening is offered to women in the UK at three-year
intervals between the ages of 25 and 49 and then every five years
until the age of 64 years. .
It is done to pick up changes to cells in the surface layer of the
cervix which may later develop into cancer.
If abnormal cells are detected they can be monitored, destroyed
or removed- -
Swedish researchers looked at data on women who had been
dliagnosed with the most severe pre-cancerous Icsions commllonly
known as carcinoma-in-situ between 1958 and 2002. .
They found the women were more than twice as likely to de-
velop cervical cancer as the general female population and se~ven
times more likely to develop vaginal cancer.
The risk remains for 20 years or mor~e, the results suggest.
They also found that there was an increasing risk of cervical
cancer if the woman was older at the time of diagnosis, with a much
higher risk for women aged over 50.

Study leader. Dr Bjorn Strander. se~nior consultant in obstetrics
and gynaccology at thle Univer-sity of' Gothenburg. Swedelcn. said:
"It must be considered a failure of the' med'cical service when women
participate in screening. their pre-cancerous lesions are foundi and
they subject themselves to trecatmecnt of those lesions. presumably
participate in follow-up progralmmes. and still develop invasive can-
He added that follow-up care had to date been insufficient and
women should be offe~red screening at regular intrvnals for at least
25 years after treatment.
Dr Anne Szarewski,. honorary senior lecturer at the Cancer Re-
search UK Centre: for Epidemiology. Mathematics and Statistics in
London. said less aggressive treatments for cervical abmnomalities
had been used in the past 20 years, which may have left women
more at risk of developing cancer in the long-term.
But she said that the risk had to be balanced agrainst the huge
advantages for most women of avoiding hysterectomy and other
treatments which would impair their fe~rtility.
"It should be rememberedd that the majority of' women wfho are
found to have high grade cervical abnormalities are in their 30s andi
carly 40s. a timec when they mnay have not comlpleted or even
-started their family.
She said the issue of' longer-term follow-up of these women
should certainly be considered.
"WYe need to think about whether women will find this re-
assuring but also up to what age they would be willing to un-
dergo screening "

( BBC NEWS) Smoking large
amounts of cannabis for
therapeutic reasons may in-
crease rather than reduce
pain, a US study suggests.
The pain-relieving qualities
of cannabis have long been
hailed, and several countries
have made it available for me-
dicmnal purposes,
But quantity is key, accord-
ing to the study in the journal
University of California re-
searchers found moderate use
had the greatest impact on pain
in 15 volunteers, while large
doses actually made pain worse.

The team recruited 15
healthy volunteers, in whom
pain was induced by injecting
capsaicin the "hot" chemical
found in chilli peppers under
their skin.
They were then given can-
nabis to smoke. The strength of
the dose was determined by the
retrahydrocannabinol content,
which is the main active chemi-
cal in cannabis.
Some of the volunteers were
given a placebo.
Five minutes after smoking
the drug, none of the doses had
any effect on the pain felt.
But 45 minutes later, those

who had smoked the moderate
dose said their pain was much
better, while those who con-
sumed high doses said it had got
They did, however, feel
"higher" than counterparts who
had taken moderate doses.
Dr Mark Wallace, the
lead researcher, said the find-
ings could have implications
for the way medicinal can-
nabis was offered, both in
pure and drug form.
Some experts are concerned
that results on healthy volun-
teers could not be translated
into how cannabis works in the

bodies of those with cancer or
multiple sclerosis, for whom
t~he drug is increasingly seen as
a potential form of pain relief.
-Dr Laura Bell, of the
MS Society, said: "Many
people with MS report
benefits to symptoms such
as pain from taking can-
nabis, however studies to
date on the effects of can-
nabis on pain are small and
difficult to draw firm con-
clusions from.
"We would be interested
to see the results from larger
scale studies focused on
people with MS."

(BBC News) Women should
decide for themselves if they
want to drink small amounts
of alcohol in pregnancy, a doc-
tor says. .
Obstetrician Pat O'Brien
said experts should not be mak-
ing a value judgment. the Brit-
ish Medical Journal reported..
He said there w~as no evi-
dence that lowy to moderate
dlrinking caused some of the
health problems to the foetus
aIssociallted with heavy! drinking.
Tlheg~o\ernmeni cha~ngedlits
" v~icec li\ \worI to rec~ommend ~~

prgat oe asan rm
drink'l inel \\11I I~l~ lil

- one in 10 were drinking more
than the recommended amount.
However, there is confusion
as NHS advisory body, the Na-
tional Institute for Health and
Clinical Excellence, issued draft
guidance recently saying it was
OK to drink small amounts.
Mr O'Brien, from the
Institute for Women's
Health in London, said fue-
tal alcohol syndrome,
which can cause learning
difficulties and other dis-
orders. is serious and is
clearly a conlsequece of
drinking heav-ily.
Buit he arguedc~c. there is still
no evidecnce that Ilo\\ to modelr-
atec alcohol intake in pregpnancy
has any kmg-trm~n e~ffects.
Mr O'Brien said: 'lmn not
trying to ar~gue that low levels

of alcohol are definitely safe.
`-What I am arguing is that
we should respect the au-
tonomyq of pregnant women.
"'We have a duty to be open
and honest with the people we
-'Women are entitled to de-
cide for themselves and their ba-
bies some are more3 risk ave~se
than others and will wish to ab-
stain comnpletely."'
M~r O)'Brien also said
that thle ban was likely to
lead to wvomen not admit-
ting having drunk alcohol
in pregnanlcy for fear of be-
ing judged.
Itr i\ niot our role. having
acknow-cledged ourI lack of' evi- .
dence in this ar-ea. to make a
value judgment." "
But Dr Vivienne

Nathanson. of the British Medi
cal Association. said the safe~st
thing was for women not toi
dr-ink in pregnancy as research
had shown conflicting results.
Dr Nathanson said alcoho
can adversely affect the repnt
ductive process in several way.
including infertility. miscarring-
premat;1ure delivecries. stillbir.
and low birthweight babies.
Countries such as the I:
Canada.u F;rance. New\ Zealan;
undl Australii a ha\e adopltedJ ti.
Anld-Dr Nathanson sa
given the uncertainty or.
risks "'the only sensib
message for w~omen -vbl~r
_aret pregnant or plalnningu a
pregnancy must he com-n
plete abstinence from ake~-

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SNEW YORK POST A 16-year-old drug mule from the
Dominican Republic was busted at Kennedy Airport with
neasls a kilo of heroin in his belly in 80 balloons, offi-
Anthony Cruz was allegedly offered $300 and 500 Domini-
can pesos worth about $15 as well as the plane ticket to
carry the heroin, according to Queens District Attorney Rich-
ard Brown. -
"The defendant is alleged to have been approached in the
Dominican Republic and agreed to be a drug mule, swallowing
9)88 grams of heroin [two pounds] contained in 80 balloons."
Brown said, noting that the teen could have died if just one of
the balloons had burst.
Cruz, who lives with his mother in the town of La Vega,
was caught Tuesday by a Customs and Border Patrol inspec
f or at the American Airlines terminal.
The teen passed the $500,000 in drugs over th7e next 48
hours at an airport hospital, the DA's Office said.
Cruz was arraigned Friday on charges of criminal pos-
session of a controlled substance and held without bail.


Barbados gets

seat on world

heritage body
THE NATION ( Barbados) -Barbados has been awarded a
seat on UNESCO 's World Heritage Committee (WHC).
Director of` the Barbados Museum and Historical Society,
Abissandra Cummins, who is this country's special envoy for
cultural heritage, and former president of the Barbados Insti-
tute of Architects, Steve Devonish, have been selected to rep-
resent the areas of cultural heritage and natural heritage, respec-
tively, in the seat reserved for those members with no prop-
erty on the World Heritage List.
The selection was made on Wednesday during elections
conducted on the first day of the 16th General Assembdly
of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention being
held in Paris, France.


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FALLBROOK, Calif., (Reuters) Cool weather and calm
skies helped thousands of firefighters beat back Southern
California wildfires yesterday, although flare-ups in some
places meant the battle was not yet over.
In many areas. residents ventured back through charred land-
scapes to see if their homes were still standing or were among
the 2,.300 buildings around San Diego and Los Angeles that were
destroyed over the past week.
Cool, cloudy weather that rolled in on Friday offered relief
to weary firefighters and put to rest at least temporarily -
fears that fresh wmnds could further stoke blazes that have al-
ready killed 12 people.
"It helped yesterday ( Friday) and it's helping again today
( Saturdayr. Looking ahead to tomorrow ( today), they are sup-
posed to get some scattered rain over the area. The weather's
really helping out quite a bit," said Randy Eardley, a spokes-
man for the National Interagency Fire Center.
Despite the optimism, firefighters were still battling nine
blazes threatening hundreds of homes.
Efforts were focusing on the largest fire, in San Diego
County, that has burned more than 300 square miles (800 sq
km) and on the Santiago Fire, a smaller blaze in Orange County
that media reports said had turned more ferocious overnight.
The big San Diego fire was 60 percent contained by noon
yesterday, up from 45 percent earlier in day, Eardley said.
In Fallbrook, about 40 miles (65 km) north of San Diego,
work crews surveyed damage from fires that had gutted many
homes and blackened large swathes of land, according to a

RetIwevr atoiies said they were turning away Fallbrook
residents hoping to survey the damage until they made sure
downed power lines in burned-out areas were switched off.
Nearly two dozen fires have burned about 800 square miles
(2,100 sq km) over the past week, with about tw'o-thirds of
that contained as of late Friday, according to government data.
The losses are expected to top $1 billion in hard-hit San
Diego County akine.
More than 320,000 people were still evacuated, though that
had fallen from a- peak of more than 500,000, according to the
state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said the state
would give cash grants of up to $10,000 to some of those
who lost their homes or belongings or needed medical

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Thedisputed figures may
whether to include candidates
who were killed before they
could officially register their
Nearly 400.000 troops and
police will take to the streets to
ensure security during the elec-
tion. Election observers say
nearly half of Colombia's 1.100
municipalities face some form of
election threat or violence.
Helped by cocaine cash,
the FARC remains potent in
remote areas. Outlawed
paramilitaries who once
fought the FARC have now
mostly demobilized under a
peace deal with Uribe. But
some have rearmed to form
drug gangs.

BOGt (Reuters) T~o
Colon marines and at
least ( -ilian were killed
when 9 ::crillas bombed a
military patrol in the
country~' < ain Pacific port
city less ll.;n two days before
elections, authorities said
yesterday. .
Nine people were wounded
in the blast on Friday night out-
side a restaurant in a poor
neighbourhood of
Buenaventura, where guerrillas,
paramilitaries and traffickers of-
ten battle for control of druLg
trade routes.
The attack came before
Sunday's vote for governors,

mayors and local councils that
analysts say will be a test of
how far President Alvaro Uribe's
UI.S.-backed security policies
have curbed the violence and po-
litical influence of rm~ed groups.
"It was an explosive of
more than 10 kilograms (22
pounds) ... set off by remote
control," Marine Col. Hector
Pachon told local radio.
He blamed the Revolution-
ary Armed Forces of Colombia,
the largest rebel group known as
the FARC.
Supported by billions of
dollars in U.S. aid, Uribe has sent
troops to drive back the FARC
and retake areas under the sway

of armed groups. Bombings and
kidnapping from Latin
America's longest-rnmning guer-
rilla insurgency have eased.
Colombia remains the
world's largest producer of co-
caine with most shipments end-
ing: up on U.S. and European
At least 21 candidates
have been killed during the
run-up to the elections. The
government blames the FARC
for most killings and says as-
sassinations are down from a
2003 vote, but one election
watchdog disputes the govern-
ment figure and says the num-
ber of deaths has increased.

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A Culture of Hooliganism

OVER the past few days, we
have seen -a horrifying
escalation in road fatalities.
In fact, information from
GINA and the traffic
headquarters of the Guyana
Police Force indicates that
there have been twenty-two
road deaths in twelve days.
Road fatalities~are up by an
astounding forty-four percent
.From January to today's date
there have been one hundred
and fifty-seven road deaths.
This is frightening as well as
unacceptable considering the
already diminutive nature of
our population.
According to the traffic
department, fifty -three percent
of fatal accidents are as a result
of speeding. It is very troubling
indeed that with the continuous
efforts of the Guyana Police
force, as well as the collaborative
efforts of Government and the
private sector, to address this
growing problem, that motorists
continue to drive in a way that
is reckless and harmful to the
public .
While the efforts of the
dedicated traffic ranks must be
applauded, it cannot be
emphasized sufficiently that
desperate situations require
desperate measures. I am
confident that government-
stands ready to support the
efforts of the force in bringing an
end to this senseless loss of
lives, bearing in mind that what
is needed is not just efforts, but
results. I am also confident that
even as the Ministry of Home
Affairs is presently looking into
this grave national issue that
there will very shortly be seen
an intensifying in the efforts and
significant adjustments and
improvements in the
methodologies of the Guyana
Police force in curbing this
It must however be made
very clear that the responsibility
for safety on our roadways does
not lie solely with the Guyana
Police Force. Road users,
especially motorists have been
educated on a continuous basis
on the subject of proper road
use. Ever since the
reintroduction of traffic lights,
there seems to be an increase in
lawlessness on the streets. .
Overtaking on curbs,
undercutting, backstreet driving,
honking of horns, and running
through the red lights, are all
daily occurrences. It is very
often an embarrassing
experience for me when taking
foreigners around. People are
always amazed at the display of
lawlessness by motorists,
seldom seen in other parts of
the world .The culture of

hooliganism is so pervasive. It
takes more than lnw
enforcement to curb this
situation. What is needed most
is an attitude of adjustment. It
is therefore the responsibility of
every road user to make
intelligent and informed choices
and decisions on how they will
utilize the roadways. The

increase in vehicular traffic on
our roadways, along with the
limited staffing of the Traffic
department. provides a real
challenge~ in the effective
enforcement of traffic laws.
However it is of grave necessity
that the citizens of this country
recognize that there is a moral
and civil responsibility they

have to drive in a conscientious
manner without the duress of
the law.
Failure to be so guided will
inevitably rrsult inthe mayhemanud
crnage we have experienced over
the past few days.
I am therefore calling
upon all Guyanese, but more
specifically those who are the

drivers of motor vehicles, to
observe the road safety rules,
with which they should be
familiar. Observe the speed
limits; they are for your own
safety. If you are a commuter,
refuse to travel in a vehicle
that is speeding. Remember
the next life your save may be
your own.


Omar Persaud's optimistic outlook and
insightful nature have contributed to the many
successes in his life and in particular to his
insurance career. These qualities have also
earned him CLICO's Top Producer honours for
August 900i7-

An accomplished financial advisor, Omar
.combines his winning qualities with his traininS
to realize his Clients' full potential. His keen
knowlee o~f the industry, garnered over the
paSt 17 years, continues to support and
validate his successes-

The August 2007 Top Producer attests that his
interest in the welfare of his Clients provides the
momentum towards his persorial and professional'
accomplishments. This insight has also revealed
.another dimension of his character the
attentive, patient and compassionate side that
Shas led him .to become an active member of the
Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (GSPCA).

Omar goes beyond to bring to the job a
unique combination of personal and social
care and integrity, which always earns the
bstt rtSutts.

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CANE JUICE : A Wai Wai elder and a youth squeezq a sugar cane stalk for juice at
Masakenari, the home of the Wai Wai in the Konashen Pistrict, which has b~ee~ declared
a Community Owned Conservation Area (CI Photo) I

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the bulk of the Amlazon forest,.

In fact, Smngh said it wans the
cooperation of the Wai Wai. who
noticed discolouration in the wa-
ter. which helped the Army to

Elka has been shared by all
the chiefs of the Wai Wai.
though their population in
the Konashen district has
dwindled and is now about
205 pep ai Wai will prove to
411 that they are worthy stewar~ds
gf the environment and its eco-
dystem)i." said Singh.
I.He noted that the Wai Wai
live to the headwaters of.
Guyana's largest river. the
I~sse u be, effectively making
country's largest source of fresh

t eir ecn (6500 eta r o
i54 million acres) in 2004, and
Itcognizeing that m~arrying tradi-
tronal knowledge and modern
technology can only be an incen-
live for the proper management
o thea2 'oead Ihe iled
ating the necessary management
plan and regulations to become

By Neil Marks shape
a tra
THE district of Konashen, hou!
which shares ties with the the I
Amazon forest, is now desig- of tl
nated a Community Owned bacl
Conservation Area (COCA),
but it is by no means a new vent
concept for the Wai Wai for
people. was
"Of all people, they have allo
lived conservation, said Major kno
General (rtd) loseph Singh, a visic
board member of Conservation or c
International Guyana (ClG) at mac
the Georg~etown launching cer- "Pl;
emony for the LOCA Friday
evening. "The only true whe
rainforest tribe is the: Wai Wai dier
people". fore
The launching took place at for
the Umana Yana, the cone- place

,ed mtteeting place resemblhig
ditiatial ;Amenindian dwelling
se~ built by the Wai Wati th
hosting of f~oreign ministers
he Noni Ali~gned Movement
k in 1972.
it was the appropriate
ue for the launching, and
Major General Singh, it
San event that would now
w him to "Lsleep in peace"
,wing that he had seen the
on of the first Kayaritomo
:hief of the Wai Wai Elka,
de firm. Konashen means
ace of God".
Singh recalled that in 1969
:n he was then a young sol'
,it was Elka's desire for his
:st not to be plundered and
his people not to be dis-
ced, as was the case in
:hpouring Brazil. which holds

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by the government of Guyana.
CI's Global Conservation
Fund and the German govern-
ment are major contributors
to the endowment fund.
The Wai Wai homeland is
part of the Guayana Shield, a
huge stretch of Amazon
rainforest across six South
American countries. The region
provides habitat to the jaguar,
blue poison frog, cock of the
rock, scarlet macaw and other
Amazon wildlife.
CI is promoting the value of
the Wai Wai tropical forest for
carbon sequestration, clean wa-
tersheds and other ecosystem
services it provides. Cutting and
burning tropical forests contrib-
utes 20 percent of the total
greenhouse gas emlissions blamed
for global warming, and the
world's burgeoning carbon mar-
ket means developing countries
such as Guyana could benefit
from the market vallue of stand-
ing rainforests that absorb atmo-
spheric carbonl.
While Major General Singh

In the time that followed,
re Wai Wai leadership worked
~ith CI, The Environmental Pro-
:ction Agency and the Ministry
f Amerindian Affairs to develop
management plan and structure
int will bring economic benefit
> the Wai Wai while protecting
art of the largest remaining
wathes of pristine rainforest on
Under- regulations passed by
re Guyana par-liament, the Wai
Vai community formally desig-
ated their land a protected area
nd adopted the management
,lan, which was developed \yith
he support of Cl. (
As managers of their
7OCA, the small group of Wai
Vai are building a "conservation
economy" based on the sustain-
ible use of their natural re-
ources. The plan will create
obs from conservation activities,
uch as newly trained para-biolo-
;ists working with researchers to
Issess the territory's Plora gnd
auna, and local rangers pjatrjol-
ing the area. Other econoniic ac-
ivities include ecotourisni r/nd
expandingg the traditional Wai
N~ai craft business.
By making their homle-
and a Community Owned
conservation n Area, the Wai
Nai will join and benefit from
;uyana's National Protected
treas System and an endow-
nent trust being established

said the Wai Wai "know about
climate change. they don't need
anyone to tell them." President
Bharrat Jagdeo said it is not the
argument that the Wai Wai do not
understand climate change, the
problem is that their voice is not
taken seriously.
He said the Wai Wai people
have seen floods which have de-
stroyed their agriculture, and
their way of life. although they
by themselves have not contrib-
uted to these woes since they ~
have been practicing sound con-
servantion practices.
Mr Jagdeo said he was
happy that all the Amerindian
Toshaos have agreed to sign a
resolution calling for the in-
ternational community to re-
ward Guyana for keeping its
forest intact, almost 80 per-
cent of which remains in its
pristine state.
SHe said while initiatives like
that of the Wai Wai COCA, and
Guyana's preservation of its
rainforest may make this~ coun-
try a museumm piece", the gov-
ernment wants to see the devel-
oped world pay, because they
are the ones who are the biggest
polluters and destroyers of the
Mr Jagdeo said countries
like Guyana which have pre-
served the environment
should not bear the burden of
saving the world and should
be rewarded, "and rewarded
He said this will be the
government's mantra for die fu-
ture, starting with the U~nited
Nations Climate Change Confer- ;
ence in Bali, Indonesia in Decem-
ber, when global crusaders
against climate change meet to j
start robust discussions on fram-
ing a new agreement to replace :
the first international agreement'
on climate change, known' as thej
Kyoto Protocol.
Protectors of the forest, like:
the Wai Wai people know that
while they have agreed to pro-
tect the forest, they would get r
better life if they get money).
"Everybody want money," Paur
Chekema. a former Wai Wai chief
bluntly put it.
He said while they hav
seen improved access to edu-
cation and healthcare, getting
Jobs to make a living has been
difficult. Chekema, who has
called for the early establish-
ment of the Trust Fund, is
confident that the COCA will
help to change their economic
stand in life, while at the
same time, protect their land.
"We want to serve our
area...We want to protect our
water for all who are in
Essequibo." said Chekema.
The current Wai Wai chief,
Cemci James Suse, shares the
same view. Citing an example, he
said when they tried to catch
fish to sell, they end up losing,
since the closest community-and
market for them, Aishalton, is a
two week journey, and they
don't know how to keep the fish
alive for that long.
He said the lack of jobs
has forced the Wai Wai youth
across the border to Brazil and
they never return, resulting in
the dwindling population,
which was at one time some
800. He related that because
of the migration, the Wai Wai
only have "four old people
with us".
Minister of Amermndian Af-
fairs Ms Carolyn R~odrigues
noted that the first launch of the
COCA took place on Septemsber
26, 2007 in the village of
Masakenari, where the Wai Wai

live in the Konashen district.'
It was also launched at, a
Latin American Parks Confer-
ence in Argentina, which helped
to bring international recognition
to the project.
"This shows the power of
giving land rights to indigenous
populations, because they know
what's best for- their communi-
ties." Cl President Russell A.
Mittermeter was quoted as say-
ing in a press release by CI an-
nouncing the COCA.
"The Wai Wai could have
sold off the timber and other
natural assets for a one-time
payoff, but instead they
chose to protect the
rainforest and allow future
generations to continue to
beifefit from it."
CI works in more than 40)
countries on four continents
to lielp people find economic
alternatives without harming
,their natural environinents.

A baby suckles at its mother's breast as she stands with another Wai Wai woman of
Masakenari, the home of the Wai Wai in' the Konashen District (CI Photo)

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~oicy 21- AT Returns

i The Guyana Revenue A~uthority continues to provide assistance to the general public on various issues
Sregardrng the application ofVKEf. This policy addresses the Value6 Added Tax (VAT;7) Retunl.

In accordance with section 3 1 of the VAT Act of 2005, a VAT registrant is required to submit a Tax Return for
every tax period within fifteen official working days after the end of the period. For VAT purposes a tax period
is one calendar month. Returns mnay be submitted to th~e Value- Added T'ax Department or any Giuya~a
Revenue Authority Branch Office

Pursuant to sections 72 and 82 of the VAT Act taxpayers will be liable to crirninatl or civil penalties for the
f thilur~e to file Returns. The penalties ar-e as follows:

A person w'ho fails to lodge a return commits a criminal offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. Further, where a convicted person fails to lodge a returns within a filrther
period specitled by the C~ommissi~oner, that person commits an offence and is liable to a thne of twno thousand
do lalas forf each day du~r~ing wh ich the failure continues and to imnpri sonment for three mon ths.

T'he c civil penalty for fai lure to lodge a Return with in the prescri bed time is the greater of one thousand dol lars
per day for each day or part thereof that the return remains outstanding or ten percent of the tax payable for- the
period for each month or part thereof that the return remains outstanding.

It should be noted that where circumstances permit the civil penalties should first be utilised before: criminal
proceedingss are initiated.

Where a person repeatedly violates section 72 by failing to file a tax return, the Commissioner may, after
having obtained an order of the court in accordance'ikitth section 86, close the business premises of that person
forl a prfiod of betweenl three to thir-ty days.

If youl require additional inf'ormat-ionl or assistance oil VAT, fIeel free to contact the Value- Added Tax and
Excise Tax Departtment situated at 210 'E' Albe~rt and:rCharlotte Streets or by th~e telephone numbers 227-
7567 227-7672or 227- 39696

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VOCATIONAL Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports
the application of the ideal of service in pursuit of all voc~a-
tions. Rotary clubs and their members are charged to conduct
their business and professional affairs in accordance with Ro-
tary principles of high ethical standards, recognizing the wor-
thiness of all useful occupations and the obligation to contrib-
ute one's vocational talents to the problems and needs of soci-
October is the month during the Rotary year when Vocational
Service gets special emphasis.
The Rotary club of Stabrock this month conducted several ac-
tivities to promote the ideals of Vocational Service to Rotarians and
to the public.
Activities included classification talks by Rotarians which are
essential for promoting vocational awareness within the club. The
presentations gave members the chance to learn the inner workings
of another job, including the challenges and counteracting strate-
gies. As a means of promoting vocations of Rotarians, RC Stabroek
held their first meeting for this month at the workplace of a fel-
low Rotarian. In culminating vocational service month and to add
to the diversity of the clubs vocations, two prospective members
were inducted as Rotarians at the club's last dinner meeting at Le
Meridien Pegasuls.
In inducting the new Rotarians, the club's President, Dirk

trustees of Rotary's ideals. The President challenged the new
Rotarians to practice the principles of goodwill and service in their
professional life and represent their vocation in a way that pro-
motes community service.
At the club's next meeting, two persons from the wider
co""(""": who hv Iused dwki v cations to promote commu-

MORE than 150 bankers from Suriname in the south to Mi-
ami and the Cayman Islands iII the north are headed to
Guyana to attend next month's three-day annual bankers
meeting that is scheduled to examine issues ranging from,
money laundering to new technology to counter terrorism fi-
nan I ankers are coming as delegates to the Annual General Meiet-
ing of the Caribbean Association of lodigenous Banks (CAlB) made
up of 50 member Banks and three honorary Bank members, the
and o Cr daanCC trea freMoeootmy ntSuadi sTh Ban hvO
combined asset base of US$17.5B.
The meeting begins with a ceremonial opening at the Le Merid-
ian Pegasus Hotel on the evening of November 12, while plenary
sessions are slated for the Guyana International Convention Center
at Turkeyen on the East Coast on November 13-14. President
Bharrat Jagdeo has been invited to give the keynote address. Other
p ke w In, C IB eair~m~anR M~i hle yrhib Ind d u an n
Central Bank Governor Mr. Lawrence Williams.
This is the second time that Guyana is the host country for a
major CAIB conference, having been the venue for the 1998 annual
general meeting.
Mr. John Tracey, Director of Credit' at GBTI and Chair of the
Local Organising Committee said the meeting is of prime impor-
tance to the regional banking industry, given changes in the interna-.
tional financial environment in general.
"The meeting is a very important one and will discuss is-
sues such as anti-money laundering and counter terrorist-fi-
nancing, the changing American landscape and its impact on
the Caribbean financial services sector, platforms for growth
and expansion and banking in a single economic space. among
other topics. We are going to have full discussions on these
issues," Mr. Tracey said as he announced plans for the con-
ference at the weekend.

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pslier child, or poster woman exist -outside of the sanctity of she states, "I didn't look for-
lwhr flor the viability of an the marriage she incidentally ward and say I was going to
herightnead abstinence never had. But no, she does not be a virgin at fifty or that ab-
Iprogaummer in Guyana. She is see herself as poster woman for stinence, which I've lived,
Iprouds of her status as a fifty the abstinence movement. That would be part of the whole is-
Fpair o~ld virgin, a woman who role, she believes, belongs to the sue of HIVIAIDS. I just see
has situck to a conviction rein- younger people they need to it"'
forced by her parents that sex be real faces of abstinence.
lisa gift of God and should not "When I was younger," Providential.


Three perspectives on Uganda
%>nre experts\ \ay the dralllatic~ drlop inl HIV/AID)S infection\ in Ugandlt a i\ proof that abstinence
loo e is thL- best \\av! to coml baLI IIh dleadlyl dlisease. especiall y inl the wolrld'\ har-dest-hit areca.
>urS~l1la opp1<~. nl~clln e ils arhe Eastt\ AlI allteu colll
stIC~rateg [he concept o~ "Truec Iuse Ann\\;it\ anI abst~inenllce-untl-ml-arri-ag pr-ogr~Iam laulnc~hed inl
inlictio~n rarce.
Cr-ossw\alk\.com~ (A Christian Nhews Portal)

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PHYLLIS Jordan (backgoud centre) and Jennifer Flatts (bkgrd. right) consult each other during a Operation Restoration
abstinence education programme.

PHYLLIS Jordan is indisput-
ably a true believer. She
speaks with conviction and
passion about the work of Op---
eration Restoration. OR is
arguably the country's most -
prominent proponent of ab-
stinence in the fight against
thespreadof HIV. Abstinence
is one of the three main pil-
lars of Guyana's ABC preven-
tion strategy; the other two
are "Being Faithful" and
"Condom" use.
The trained teacher is frank
and open in her representation
of abstinence, with a later
pledge of fidelity aftermnarriage,
as the only real way to prevent
the spread of HIV. A youthful
looking TFfty years old and un-
married, Jordan is proud to say
that she personally abstained all
her life.
Phyllis Jordan is a virgin.
She believes that while a
lifestyle of abstinence is hard
and comes with some sacrifice
- she has given up soul music,
for example--- it is achievable.
The official responses to
abstinence programmes have
usually been considered and
somewhat reserved. Endorse-
ment of abstinence has al-
ways been followed byv the ca-
veat that it needs to be con-
sidered within the context of
all three components of the
larger ABC strategy. For ex-
ample, when OR launched
and distributed their absti-
nence advocacy dossier "Ab-
stinence: A Win-Wlin Strat-
egy against the Spread of
HIV/AIDS" earlier this year.
one of the speakers was Dr.
Shanti Singh, the Head of
the National AIDS
Programme Secretariat. Ac-
cording to a G;uyana
Chronicle article on the
event, "D~r. Shanti Singh said
while abstinence is a safe
wray to go in figShtinlg HIV/
AIDS, it mlust not be the end
all. She posited that there
was an even bigger rotle for
condoml use. citingf the IUgan-
danl experience w\hich~ .4aw
significant depredantions be-
cause of its condlom use
A~nd c~onsiderl this\ '.\ rpt
frloml ai KalieleurII News;l~ii~i ornle)
Dcccmberl ') Ilast year:
"IMinister of Helt~lh Dri.
L~eslie Raumsanmmyl ide~ntifi~d
abs~tinence ;Ldv'ocaIcy ilC one aren

where consensus needs I.. h.
achieved. Abstinence as a1 .Iral-
egy is deemed to be imlpllrillni
-fle--stated that the Healllin
Ministry's position is thal .Ih-
stinence only" appr~oache unln-
not work. Government. he
said, endorses a comprehe~nsise
approach to sexual respon-shlt-
ity that includes encou!.line
young people to delay we lu.lI
debut; with those who ;1e .Il-
ready sexually involved Joel-i
hoping the habit of urlnll
condoms every time. He --aId~
the Health Ministry alsll pro-
motes fidelity in relationship
and discourages multiple-p..rl-
ner relationships."
If Abstinence is not iur-
rently ate the forefront of or rn-
ordinaitely central Guyana's HIV
prevention strategy, HIV pre-
vention is not at the forefront
of or inordinately central to Op-
eration Restoration's abstinence
OR was formed two years
ago when Jordan was contacted
by Jennifer Flatts, a pastor and
social worker. Flatts was al-
ready conducting a personal ab-
stinence education programme
of her own within small groups
of young people. The two met,
spoke about what they could do
to stem what they saw as a
sexuid crisis in Guyana, and
Operation Restoration was
The NGO focuses on
what a brochure on its opera-
tions defines as "primary"
and "secondary" virginity.
The concept according to Jor-
dan is that primary virgins
are people who have never
had sexual intercourse be-
fore. A secondary virgin is
someone who has had sexual
relations before but has
pledged to stop until they are
married. According to Jor-
dan, OR's programlmes focus
on self-control, self-esteem
and self-awareness. She says
that a lifestyle of abstinence
means being aware of sexual
boundaries, knowing onleself
and loving oneself. TIhe
mecssager about the tranlSmliS-
sion andi prevention of' HIV/
AID)S and other sexually
transmittedt infcctionls uisu-
ally\ comecs at the tail endt of
any? programmc or- pre~sentt-
tion the gr-oup, undrcltakies.
lIlV/'AID>S is a
huz/Mworl." she states frlnkly.

"to secure the Ifud~ing to( do p
what we need to do tio pnromotce ~
abstinence." .
For Jordan, the iu~ssue iis
simple regarding HIV preven-
tion and the role of~ abstinsence
and fidelity. -The ABE of the
ABC is the ~only combi~inaiion m
guaramecd d 10 iop ~Uinfectina
"The condom rrn see four
\I oulh is nonsenr.- h~ sonesu
Condoms. che ~a~ne~. lre97/U-
percent effective if insed ~conrr-
rectl\ and if Clordd!L i.,wrotall,
AccorTJlng In Jordki mg at r0.4.
awa:, co~rrect u< stnd Lw..vs..c
storance Ihe efficcx- ore even
are 'urther reduacedt. Sh~Iie mass
a teacher's perspective in hear~n
analysis of the effectivnessi~j ofl
condom use in real lif i~in. ~iou
"I deal with y-oug Ipeo~ple.
and you have tobheconstanals
telling them to wrrite pnrp-
erly, or make sure the date i .
correct, or to underine~ their
names. This slipslad typ~ cof ~
behaviour is the samec one
that they take into sexual rie-
lationships. Threy wou~Pldn't
always use a condoum cors-
rectly, or ensure that it's
stored propeds."
Jor-dan beirexe\ s hatu the
messages of c~tiornd uwe in the l
fight against HIV does nota delli
w\ith corollary twues~* that comne
bundled w irgi enraaing on a
cseuall rela~tionshipop A co~ndorn
\he says- duJrr t deal c~i ih the
expression~ antil nse: of emnpli

~ c~onde~nt prlrotects~ !our
body~. but it does notl protict
y'our SPirit.~ she reLso~ns.
D~oes she ee henc~rel' as~ a

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wooden building $8M, Ogle -

nr12 od9M id 3, concr t
building M35 x 77 on double
lots Mneg. Tel. 225-4398,

south P rk $18 5MM & $5. MM
Q e nsown $735M an~dh $3
Street -$17.5M neg. and others
from $8.5M upwards. Contact
Offe, 22R7 3a t8 2h 6.62474-
2099 cell
SECTION 'K', C/ville
30M, $28M, Sth. R/veldt
17M. Mainstay Esse iuibo -
at, nCr~oa Stre8 M. t5a6
Ville $8.0M Republic Park -

47MM, DaMnonedw Mma tiond
_6MV~er aills e teds an ion
$35M, business, hu e- US$2M
Resort -US$1.0M, otellfun park
US$3.8'M. Email:

FURNISHED rooms for
single working male $4 500
weekly Phone 613-2647
erFURNIS EDatro msh snlo
pAdventure. E. C. Dem. Tel.
REGENT Street 2-flat
00 dn. t obnu e ehssfloOr. Te

64OF ICE space
Queenstown. G/town over 3
000 sq. feet, available lots of
parking space. Call 6 4-4225d

concrete house, situated on the
Oast ban~k. Call 2423-75990r 641
TWO brand new executive
apartments. Prime location
Call 223-7593 or 641-0549
bsSPsAC o perot adeal f
7593 or 641-0549.

conc NtE house tw% aoted i
Greater Georgetown. Call 223-
7593 or 641-0549.
onAVA2LABLE for rental -
uneurnisheorey cncre e
bedrooms, in Nepw wn. Kitt -
$80 000 negotiable. Contact
APARTMENT from $30

nS$ TO 1000, aU$ 20 3sto e
houses. Tel. 227-2256.
CALL 218-4635, 218-0392

lareBEpDRxOO2M uspg flt.
Alberttown, without electricity
mo0 e000T moth$2438702000 t

Smyth Street $25 000 per
mdo nhce. 3Tel.m62 195, 2n1
'1344 -
1 SELF contained 1
bedroom apartment at
Plantation Versailes, WBD -$20
000 monthly Tenants
responsible for I ht and water.
Contact 618-50 0, 264-2946.
COMING from overseas
check out the New Green
House apartment one bedroom
fully furnished, kitchennet
rental weekly, monthly
Comfortable building situated
at 8 Sheriff Street,
Cam bellville, Geor etown.
6n7 97-3325, 227-66 46, 227-
6- ---
FOR rental one self-
contained semi-furnished
apartment with hot and cold,
telephone, parking. Ideal for
8opl r sinn e mala 2Cala8I

beSoUoBmRYANV LLEflatnew 2-
furnished,ASC tel, HIC, secure ,

Tl 2-1457 el3 r 07nO.
FOR professional working
qeop0le available from Nov. ,
00.New unfurnished2-
bedroom ,a ts,~ wih ele bhon~e,
motly. Tel. 628-1900, 645-
LG. business spaces -
Alexande~r St., Kitty '$80 000
& $70 000 neg. Bouticq 4,
R tey trdaonefer,sIinternetocffice
space, etc. AII amenities. Tel.,
etc. Call 225-0571.
ONE fully furnished (2)-
bedroom a artment, 1 self-
contained bedroom, 1 % 2
bathroom, modern kitchen,
irsc prof 1h~ot and 63ld, la

BUSY 4-corner junction on
Car y & Nu Cen rue hahn
water and bihds. Move iA t da
w~e cm~e24Ca 0225-%239. 227-
HOUSES by themselves,
Atlanni clGdnUS 5US dO,
Ur $k0US$R700ublE~ccPI k-
US$1000. BelAir US$1000,
etc. Tel. # 231-6540, 652-
4591. Ryan.
FULLY e upped bar -
top flo rO moniness/r sienacned
ururrnhe hdu oanrmaennd

frnished top and bo tom flats.

nret~defr~e 19a

ONE-BEDROOM a artment,
Nandy Park 233-616 -
BUSY 4-corner s ot, located
Full 8eqummres; partic erl SA
Move In to ay $120 000 ne .
Acent welc60 e C~a2{ 225-523 ,

$800 US Bel Air Springs $1200 US
Bel air GardensS52,500 US


ONE (1) new three store
office building situated at 21
South Road, Lacytown,
Georgetown. Measuring 36 ft x
n0 ftioF y EcaarhItoeod anndanir

2ec ptioe areea w sherooon aensc
its independent access. Floors
maybe rented individually
Contact 227-2712 or 223-7486.
FOUR 2-bedroom
apartments. Prime location, semi
or unfurnished. Apartment
consists of Hot and cold shower,
pressurized water system and
other modern conveniences.
Well secured premises and
spacious Barking. Air condition
Cp ionl sjr no s2T -2qire nlyr

OGLE, Diamond Scheme.
HOUSES for sale in La
Penitence. Best offer accepted
Owner leaving country. 42-
Vergenoeg~en, EBE. Ideal for
2uies 8, 6 1 element on

45-62 oore.
slQ EENSTOWN pop rtv fr
Jewanram 227-1988, 3
6431, 270-4470-
ONE 2-storey poety at
Hadfield St., Lod e. wod n top
and concrete bo tom walkway -
$5.8M. Tel. 227-7186
1 PRIME business Dr~rt
situated in Good Ho e. Mutebe
sold. Owner leaving Contact
627-8989, 612-8913
HOUSE & land for sale.
located in Bath Settlement,
Berbice. Call 223-7593 or 641-
S5 4 9
HOUSE in Good Hope on
the East Coast in excellent
condition $30191 negpotable.
Call for more details 1803,

devRElopng township,rikarge
colonial t pe building on %/ acre
Inegd rToea225- !)8,r22e5-337237M
GREIA Drysdale St., large
tw re-estore ildncrete$12
D'Urban St. fl t concrete
building $10M. Tel. 225-4398,
225-3 37.

Btfoad St 200 x 55 ft

Gatted immunityy
2 aCreS

Rainforest Resort -

Essequibe River

Quick Serve

0ob St bUSiSS Wi bSbh

living quarters 45 & 49
Strand New Amsterdam B/te

BENT ST,. Wortmanville. 4-
bedroom wooden and concrete
house. Call 226-5720, 628-8908.

Kitty. <`ivilc-le -$111
Bel A~ir: Park6 &: Fooles -A

cnNrE executive SyleL flat
residential area -$20M. I;
231-6540, 652-4591.
$1NEWoTu WNuremqui ri -er i
needs repairs, land in 5" S reet,
141 x 24 ft. for multi-purpose.
Phone 225-5198. 225-2d26.

on th~e e~aPEco~ast tC 2130 79
aminsreatestatea ec@yahoc jm
ONE plot of double lot, sw
Pro~vi incoen c 8M rbe uc t3
houses. Phone 225-5193 2 5-
2626, 231-2064

IDEAL business place for
sale. Large 3-storey concrete
building with 8 apartments and
C mpbell il. CasI 6u5a4d321.n
KASTEV, WCD 2-storey
wo en 2r dfcon3rt bedr in
bathrooms, 2 toilets, pressurized
conven ence. eLmnd (59ft. er
neo )bl or Ir 12o7t-039 80M
61 -3480.
CORNER, 22 Fort Street and
Wght sc rie Kin stboeni mst 2
4ar ges. Land approx. 100 ft. b
wS fleto Get sma t Gbu or wo On
Brazin Roai Topn mobd n hl% l
Manha~ttan. Give away price.
Reputable agents welcome.
Phone 225-9201.

S i

Petrol Service Center and
Supermarket US$1.6M

Le R Ls ovenit
7 house lots $140M
Executive offices and
executive residence

"A\llTrustd Numl"

o 2 E S55 10 rn550 ft a
community 2 acres, Anira St 125
x 65ft Rainiforest resort Essequibo
River Bonasika St.,
Campbellville, Quik Serve, Night
Club & Hangout bar with living
quarters, Robjb St. business witni
living quarters, 45949 Strand
New Amsterdam Berbice. Call
226-1742, 623-1317.
GREIA Diamond three-
bedroom flat, concrete building,
near to public road $5M, flat
concrete unfinished building -
$2.6M, Grove, EBD -$8MCaa
- $8M, Helrstellin EBD $11M
Vreed-en---Hoop Pike St. -
$M Ole -5 Up er
Hadfeldt.- $6M. fel. 2 5-
4398, 225-3737.

TRUCK LOAD. TEL. 611-1819.

MADE $200 000. 220-4791.

15egn h NE B twdt~C ttasct43033
NEW wooden single bed
frame metal bunk for sale. Call
PURE bred German
Shepherd pups, 6 wks. old. Call
223-3444 or 644-2933.
3 MONTHS old German
Shepherd pups. Vaccinated and
dewormed 652-4942.
EARTH for sale. Deliver to
spot also Bob Cat rental. Call
1 FEMALE Rottweiler 2pt
bulls, Contact Aleem. Tel. it 266-
1272 or 692-6965.
580C H mac $1 million 10
coonsd rod Co I r ot-h ir woriting
1 DELL copte 1 ivrt r
charge cNpomtu Contacrt 21 -
4507' 68`1 7ol (Bobby).

GooO as ne estte modcl Prc
-$220 000. Call 619-3070.
1 DIESEL fuel injection
urnp calibrating machine. Call
for information 669-7529.
Vista, Office 2007, Corel
Drawl3, Adobe C53. 627-8832.
DELL Optifledx 240 Ph
177G~h~z, excellent condition -

DVQU{ICKBOOeK t00 kt~ral nu
Quic~kbookh200 627-883 006
del DVDr HV To;h 20
Sodl DV Home eatre
isstem (Mp ) 1(1000 watts) (5-
18lin45eaxce lent Coidniaio~n. Cal



pups 7 weeks old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 222-5013.
-FPO2H Pumrp -HzHwardbMa
new. Contact Moses @ 626-0777
ONE music system. 15
pieces, for sale. Owner leavinl9
co n~jr Prc~e neg. Tel. 220-766 .

spares.D2E25-572 609ir 3 tral


W8$ 0HuiSS Energizer itattering

1 DOUBLE head com ressor
-$20 000, 1 wheel balancing
machine $25 000. Call 680-
ONE (1) Lucas Mill for sale.
Price neg. Call 660-5739 or 269-

oNcErgatewayssdes~k top inte2
Gb RAM, 3 0 Gb, hard drive, TV
turner with remote, DVD burner,
20" flat screen monitor. Tel. 621-
4164 or 689-2496.
2 GENERATORS, 2 cement
idxersessraAdmae caknustan~dar~d0
69mp0319, 227-0751, 227-0766
ONE Honda generator,
cOdition11Price 22$101 Ex0c0 e

IN a7 2 n.e3A en in
000. Contact Paul 628-8505.
PITBULL pups, 8 weeks old,
dewormed and vaccinated
Contact 276-0539, 276-0795
VIDEO Projectors, laptop
computers, 42" Plasma, electric
guitars, digital cameras. Tel. #
226-6432, 623-2477.
bag 27" x 30", electric motors.
Serious enquiries only. Contact

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T E300KS


1 JOHN eere 3
combine, 1 Fiatagri L 41 4
combine, 1 Laverda 13,
combine. Tel. # 625-5567, 338-

434CNE () 500 Bedford enmne
and cear tox forei n used $450
000. Ilso cab and o her parts. Call
Fazil 621-0279.
GeLABRADSOe hrRetrmee rd

vcpc nted adhdewwremd. 60 -
7377, 226-0931.
XBOX $20 000, DVD Pla er
$15 000, Honda Generator,
6000 watts $225 000 and more.
Tel. # 644-9690, 234-0467.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps motors,
ehsnicivala llabke. C II 6e22
1 MICROWAVE. 1 new
Pa a oI a~lc 04 ld ne te i t

FOR sale or rental foreign
pool tables and accessories e.g.
Tu ber coinsh~oot, allscloth, etc.

ON sle fo 1 moth
leotards from o5r00 Rmoie s
Fashion. Merriman s Mall.
SONY 60" Wega flat
screnr television. Al ot new
5239. 227-76n7eg624-84025-
Ban in boat, inclusi cof 30
2e.Coonta~c6-R 16ston on 611-
motor 3Hp & up. auto
tdrtnsnre it stharterb, hebav
compressor 400 PSL.
compares tanks. Call Sharon
GUTTERING and roof
drainage system! NO VAT! 13
pieces of 6-inch biggy
guttering and 7 pieces drain
rpaendcomwlet~e ith fittin s.
680-1055. o
ONE portable Horbart
welder/generator, gasol ne
run. 4.5070 watts.110-220 volts.
Tel Am s0270.e642 53599500.
CLOTHES for sale. 155
Thorn St., Tucville. Two
corners east of Turning Point,
turn left, two doors from Oassis.
Tel. # 227-8475 or 619-7560.
Sale is on 3/11/07 @ 08:00
SECURE your 2008
calendars now. Six fabulous
dH igs rW 2 ep cle a actt

64ok687 offer available while
DELL Computer, 17" LCD
Flat Screen, MD Se ron
processor, 3400T 180Ghz,
W ndobws Vesta 18 Gb OH
7es 7than203 mh~s o d. Call 220-

GaOXYGFEaN an dA tiiene

23300 ~a Stok oil

Value tec
$5 700 any case

12/1-QT bottles

Vat inclusive.


MafGWare Depot

140 Regent Rd,


4 MM %/" 3/8" %/"
PLYBOARD. Long boots, rain
coats and suits. Waheed's
Gen. Hardware, 113 Pike St.
Kitt .Tel. 226-7585. Fax: 226-
lathes machines $1 500 000
ne Diamond water proof
sand paer, 1 four-door fridge
and 1' painless steel freezer.
ONE new model Nissan
car (Yr 2000) in excellent
condition, 22,0 0 miles, c ystal
li hts, dual side air bags, BS,
P MT, D sital Panel, Central

Ic1 22 Tel.6 9 84,P227
SPARES or 580C Hymac,
Sho st mams -1$8 00000 eachord

32 0e0 O, Wd ki nm trs,
$ 000 ea~ch,0020seproke~t
co plete gear box $140
000 ~1Hymac bucket with teeth
5 000. All prices
negotiable can be sold as
package. Call 623-9566.
1 2500 watt Honda
generator (like new), 1 16
I15 nPwS elelctrcuprmssure
washer, 1 metal car ramp, 1
cm uter set cac plete e rh

2ltra cosnic 2- a anm suy ems,
fax machine, 1 jewellery
scale, 1 -warmer 1 x 15" x
30. All items reasonably
priced. Tel. 332-0128

Fnge .9 &2Pp. 5


$690 000 NEG. 652-1120.
1 AT 212 CARINA -
automatic, Flp~owered. AC,
alarm, chrome mag rims, remote
start & CD. Price $1 725 000.
Contact Rocky @ 225-1400,
B 12 SUNNY $525 000 AT
192 Carina $1.2M, AT 112
Carina $1.6M, Mitsubishi
Lancer $1 550 000, RZ minibus
-$1.4M. Uni ue Auto Sales
647-0856, 69 -6667.
AT 192 CARINA- AC, music,
excellent condition, one owner.
$ neg. Contact Paul. Tel. 655-
7839, 662-1156 or 259-3237.
1 TOYOTA Chaser car back
wheel drive manual, one owner,
never in hire, excellent
cn ition. Must see. Call 680-

1 AT 170 Toyota Corona with
4S engine, full lights, mags, AC-
Call 6 4-5680.
1 RZ minibus, BGG 3514.
Price $1.1'M neg. Tel. 220-
3185, 660-0486.
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (4 X 4), 2-
door automatic, F/powered, AC,
mags. Price $1.8M. Contact 225-
1400O, 621-5900.
S$1.6M, 212 CARINA, mags,
new, excellent. Keyhomes.
Sheldon 662-2332.

LIVE-IN Domestic. Tel.
227-0060 Krishna.
LIVE-in Domestic. Very
good wags 1e. 225-4209.
ONE Trained barber to
rent a station. 231-6000.

Ill Jl~ iL

ENGINE. CALL 260-4459, 653-
FORKLIFTS, Clarke hoister,
3 000 Ibs lifting ca acity, low
hours, like new. Call225-5239,
227-7677, 624-8402.
1 250 HONDA Hilux tyres
for CBR motor cycle, 2 pairs 15
inch speakers. All parts for big
bikes. Tel. No. 218-4243, 685-
1 SUZUKI Kataana 1998
Red & Black motor cycle, just
registered with insurance &
fitness. Price to go. Contact
622-4275 or 226-9078.

SoftwAreESTGenius poput r
Unlimited. Accounting,
Editin Educational, games,
etc. 2 1-7650. 626-89 1.
BARBIE doll house $40
000, 60 colour aquarium \With
fishes, ornaments and purnps
on stand $100 000. All prnces
ne Call 225-5239, 227-7677,
62 -8402.
servicing $150 000, Sony XBR
32" TV with PP working $150
000, GE 25" TV working $60
000, Sharp 27" TV working $0
20.Alp~rics nea 4C~a40225-
LARGE commercial
display cooler, stainless steel
working $110 000, large
mnmr m k fr 9e0m 000 ,ae ge
eomr all doul 8 o17fr 79
. 4rin r hf0 nd. l pie

a Perkins engine balockcrain nea

and cylinder head Hiab Crane
to work on boat, generator and
Moeld ln a ,b DEhF andh ges
box, Model M engine and gear
box. Heavy-duty woodworking
machine planers, band saw, rip
saws, wood lathes, wood
shapers, drill nhg machine,
c-'"pre.ssor n h n ks w.' As

bCllozbr od Count xtac org
O0tyre6, etO. dnta5 210-420032
OR 220-1787.

2 AT i70 Carina/Corona.
Tel. 220-6935, 660-7989.

elsedE. CMl 20359 a6tl6r-

ONE AT 192 Carina, fully
Loaded. PKK Series. Contact
O`NE Nissan car working
condition -$150 00
ngtiable. 627-5391, 231



ON 1251M ECCJang

motorcycle (CD 9837). Good
condition. Call 226-1924.
stick gear, music, rims, excellent
condi lon. Call 222-3135, 664-
1 RZ Long Base minibuses,
immaculate condition, Inags,
music, newly sprayed and new
seats. Call 218-2309, 649-

canter enclosed. Excellen
condition. Call 223-0124, 680-
1 TOYOTA (3-ton _
double wheel) Canter (long
tray), diesel, manual with
Rasis. Price -$1.2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.

1 TOYOTA Pick up, ingod
condition. For details call 218s-
57040. tpe, mant tis.RoPr ce -
621-5902 or 225-1400 -

YeS, Only *10 miles. Rated
best buy in the world under
Crises, 688Wide et, et
Asking only $400,000.00

1 MITSUBISHI (7-seater)
minibus (PHH series), automatic,
A emag l mM C ner cw ork cre

# 2ISSAN Lrel Grand extra,
Guo7ai 4-8l 2owee $242570
odd7 e e4r err, r

AE 100 Sprinter, Metallic
Brown, mag r ms. PHH Series.
$1.1 ne. 66-219 -Jerry.


FuI~ly powvered
Oirlyl5 000 miles,
83~tlier interior,
PKK 64416.

Chal: 225-5239
227-7677; 6i24-8402

MASSEYI Fer uson tractors
Miss-2 s '8 8.-, Cal 2
255 MASS-EY Ferguson
Tractor. Make an offer, in good
condition. Call 614-0911, 681-
TOYOTA Caldina S/W,
PKK. 227-8550, 227-8910, 628-
2833, 660-4816, Anita or R cky.
1 TOYOTA EP 82 Starlet (2-
door) automatic, fully powered,
AC 1Magon cisha Icy used P6 le
5902, 225-1400

automat of uTAy p~o exreS alc,
man'sd r sh bar -225-1MO ( )
TOYOTA Hilux Extra Cab
pick up, GJJ 7676, 2L diesel
engine with Turbo timer, fully
powered, automatic, AC, air ba ,
"'ic $.4eM negp Te(62s-4r5o80
1 TOYOTA SV 40 Camry -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
17" chrome mag nims, DVD 2MM 3,
CD players, alarm. Price 2M.
Contact Rocky -621-5902 or
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet (4-
door), PHH Series, manual, fuill
powered, AC, mags. Price $95
000. Contact Rock~y- #225-
1400, 621-5902.

mag rims, CD p ayer, crash bar'
sun roof, alarm, side bars (VB
engine). Price $2.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (4- cylinder), automatic.
alc (4 x 4) GJJ Series. Price -
$2.4M. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400.

FORD tow truck, needs minor
work sold as is $350 000. Call
225-5239, 227-7677, 624-8402.
BMW 3251~ Convertible
Sports car, fully powered -
$1.8M. 225-523 227-7677,
LINCOLN Town car, fully
Dowered, excellent condition -
$2.8M. Call 225-5239, 227-
7677, 624-8402.
At 212 192 Carina, AE 110
Corolla, AE 100 S rinter, EP 92
Starlet. (Glanzer 2 Toyota
Ceres. Tel. # 22 -2834, 621-

NISSAN Pick up Cab, D21
model, just off wharfawill re sister
12 7-7s77 6125M8402.l25 3,
2000 FORD F-150 Pick up,
just off wharf, needs minor work
will register free of cost $1.9M
Cal)l ZZ5-5239, 227-7677, 624-
8402-L __
iBOB Cat 743 Series 1998
Model, fully reconditioned, low
hours, like new, diesel. Pnice neg.
Call:225-5239, 227-7677, 624-
.2 EP 71 Toyota Starlets
(Turbo), 1-door, manual Fully
powered, AC, alarm, CD player,
spoiler. Price $750 000 each.
g261ntac 2Rocky 225-1400 or
6?- ----
co~nditian. P~hodhe 268-393 el -
5419. .
ONE AT 192 Carina.
Automatic, fully powered, AC,
ma s, music. Tel. 256-3216 or
62 -3875.
CD pla er, AC, automatic, pearl
uWhite in excellent condition.
ibi; 693-4377.
ONE To ota Ceres In
excellent condition. Price $950
000 negotiable. Contact Number
266-0820 or 622-6090.
7855 $3.5M neg Toyota Pick
BRG mDt 0r c le. Co0n0 ac OA I n
_260-0416. _



Never registered

SOnly $3 million
S2ool silver rtludoi Santa e
1 Suburban JeepiVelvet luxury
edition, 10, Low mileage. Al
wifel drive. Too mony options to list
Call OWnrf 10f 1l61010
. 1-31-741U~0/ -i!-0 247

6NE AT 212, fully owered
iin excellent condition, CD player
mnag_. Tel. No. 265-3566
ifZ minibus, Short/Long
:Base, ]KZ 2RZ, IRZ, new and
used i74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-

tbais N ds in05 arn e19 06
!orki ig condition
Ca1 TOY40TA Ta omacExtna
.condition. never registered. Call
4623-1103 -
ONiE Lifan Scootei 125cc -
excellpnt condition, and Toyota
Hilux!Pick-Tuep Twin Ca~b, good
condition. Te1. 644-509 \
AT 150 Corona 5A engine
:5A wear box, p/steer n0a 60
61now 4m errors $4 00

jspraye~d w Eh S ori s as.Stt
gairabl5-Nso eedchantoi e c

i08ded611-051 08.000. Tel. 218- ~
imsTOYO1TA uM rks 1GXk990
Inodel4 x 4. Ma s. crash bar
running boards. 7-3571. '
SONE To ota RZ minibus
working ocon ition -$ 5 0
22)4103 nl y65575 20.Te.
ONE AT 192, PKK Series
fully powered ma s, AC. music'
mne and half month old. Tel. f
~642-3185, 665-8963.

w~ith rna~gs & CDI exce~llet
condcitio0n. ~Pnce $1.1M neg. Tel.
262461 625-6397
STOYOTA Carina AT 212,
nkw from Ja an, ul~y powered
wM od grain fnish AC;, etc. 74
S eriff St. 226-91 9.

6 6-9780.
3d00cc god conditi n $4M
ne otiabigo 220-2849, 20-6011,
61 -4730. -
DSH high track heavy duty Ram
Plough 20" disk km. 220-5845,
220-6011. 614-4730.

tools $3 000 Per d~day. App~ly i
Guyana Varie Sore & Nut
Centre, 68 obStreet,
LABOURERS and Drivers
at Dalip Trading, 11 14 Broad I$
St., Charlestown ~& 9, 16 & 17
Eccles Industrial Site. Apply in
MATURE Sales/supervisor.
Must have ex erience and
qualification. Alyt Guyana
Variety Store & NuCentre, 68~
Robb Street, Lacytpwn, G/town.
deiOeNE Div er tto ddo restau Baunt
S cene. Apply to 53 David

Arcete boxes or satellite dish
parts to buy. Call 609-7363,
CASHIERS, bo s to cook
with Food Handler s Certificate.
Apply to Kamboat, 51 Sheriff
VVANTED towork at Club
Pur le Hdart one 15
enpepriean~ced ok. Contact 2 -

mus cAL mo ie co pute
eperogr cm would bean as ets
Rp by GuyaL ar aety Soe, 68
ONE Cook to make pun,
egg brakl nfisshhcakC, on fe ale
Snackette. Tel 231-1272

~ SuthClurg, house bhn
'Cy ls Garage or call 641-6583..
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TWO years ago, on another
October evening, a day after
another Challenger Trophy,
the national selectors de-
cided to "rest" another
former Indian captain,
Souray Ganguly, then out
with a mild injury, was left out
of the Indian squad for the first
two matches of the home series
against Sri Lanka and needed to
wait another year and a half be-
fore his next one-dayer.
Now it's Dravid who faces
the brunt. "Rest" is a commonly
used euphemism in Indian selec-
tion circles and what it means
is anyone's guess. -Dilip
Vengsarkar, the current chair-
inan of selectors, has said
Dravid "will be back soon" but
also added "fitness and fielding
have become very important in
the one-day game, so be will
have to show it playing for his
state -
Logic suggests that
Dravid has been .dropped for
his fielding. If true, there
will be a few in the squad
dashing to the nearest gym.

Incidentally Dravid's re-
placement, Virender
Sehwag, is no Asafa Powell
and has done little to de-

Do they have a.plan to phase niently exposed, flashy thir-
out the senior players? If so, ties can only take you so far.
will Ganguly and Sachin It is beaver-like innings-
Tendulkar be rested too? Have building that wins games. It
the selectors even kept Dravid in just needs: a Mohammad Asif
the loop? Has serious thought or Mitchell Johnson to rip
been given to the balance of the through the top order for the
side? If so, why are there five. fragile underbelly to be put in
openers in there? a spot.
.Or have they simply More importantly, who re-
realised that Dravid is the places Dravid?! Who can enter at
most expendable option? If 20 for 3 and see off the new
that's the case, it's a decision ball? Who can walk in at 160 for
based on the present and not 4 and launch a 300-plus total?
on the future on the evi- Who, especially while playing
dence of only one~ poor series in- the large arenas in Australia,
against the best one-day side can find the gaps with such
in the world (all talk of his ease?
lean phase in England can be Rohit Sharma may de-
quashed by pointing to his two velop into such a batsman in
good half-centuries, one of the next few years, but the
which was a match-winning top~-heavy nature of the side
unbeaten 92 in Bristol). means he will. struggle to
An average of 8.88 in ten even make it to the playing
games is a cause for concern but XI in the upcoming series. .
numbers can only tell you so Ipdia's selection history
much. India, it seems, are too is littered with instances of
caught up in the Tw~enty20 diz- great ~players being aban--
ziness, forgetting that a techni- doned,~ and Vengsarkar and
cally sound middle-order ~bats- his band might just have car-
man is an integral part of a one- , ried oil the tradition.
day team. Players of such qurility re-
As Australia so conve- quire a certain leeway and need

to bejudged on the body of their
contribution rather than a series
or two. Just a month and a half
ago Dravid was being urged to
revoke his captaincy resignation.
Now he's dispensable. Is there
a method lai place or are we to
assume it is plain madness?'
Whatever the reasons, one
can't help thinking that the se-
lectors have chosen an easy es-
cape route.
Leaving Dravid out isn't a
decision you assume would
provoke public outrage one
doubts if any effigies have ever
been burned in his support and
even if it did, a victory or two
would douse the fires.
Somewhere along the
line, when his side are in-
serted on a juicy pitch,
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will
look around the dressing
room for someone who can
curb his flashy style and do
the dirty job of scrapping
hard. Finding no one to fill
the breach, he-might look
back on today's selection
meeting and ponder about
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gruesome injury.and was put
down on the track.
After two days of almost
steady rain at Monmouth Park,
the Breeders' Cup looked
headed for a bright finish when
the sun broke through just be-
fore the start of the showcase
Classic featuring the top three
f'inishers f'rom the Kentucky
Derby, including champion
Stre b ent lived up to all
the pre-race hype as Street
Sense, Preakness champion
Curlin and Kentucky Derby
runner-up Hard Spun roared
around the final turn into the
But Street Sense could not
stay with Curlin whose ~jockey
Riobby Albarado pulled away
f'or a commanding 4-1/2 length
win abcad of Hard Spuln on a

The cheers of 41 781 spec-
tators quickly turned to gasps
as George Washington, win-
ner of four Group One races,
broke down in front of the
main grandstands with a shat-

Adding to a gloomy day for
Irish racing, Dylan;Thomas fell
to the Prixe de l'Arc de
Triomphe jinx, finishing a well-
beaten fifth behind winner En-
.glish Channel in the $3 million

the Breeders' Cup, celebrat-
ing just three wins in 44
tries, including his last in
His winless streak came tb
a quick end yesterday when in-
dian Blessing opened the second
day of Breeders' Cup action
with an impressive wire-to-wire
win in $2 million Juvenile Fil-
lies to keep her unbeaten record
inacss than two, hours later,
Baffert and jockey Garrett
Gomez teamed up again for the
Sprint, Midnight Lute storming
to a 4-3/4 length win over Idiot
Zito, another of North
America's top trainers, broke
his Breeders' Cup duck when
Wiar Pass romped to an
equally impressive wvir~e-to-
wire win on .a sloppy
Monmouth Park track.
SUnbeaten Waru Pass, ridden by
Cornelio Velasquez. underlined his
credentials as a Kentucky Derby'
t rat. powerig to ah4-II 1lgh

Juvenile to givees2 tolhisfirst Blred-

Last year. Street Sense cap-
tured the Juvenile at Churchill
Downs then returned in May to
win the Kentucky Derby.
"He's as good as anything
l've ever touched. he's as good
as it gets."' Zito told reporters.
"He did what he has had to do
in all four races. He's as good
as any horse I've ever had."
Lahudood provided the llrst
surprise of the meeting, thell1-
1 shot trained by Kiaran
McLaughlin and ridden by Alan
Garcia holding on to wvin the $3
million Filly and Mare Turf
ahead of hard-charging Honey

IM~R~ at ;i& F .f .- .?itrillilis~~ ~allllWF.T' MillMil~i

Geor~ Washmngton's jockey Mick Kinane is comforted.

Mr. Clifford Stan esy on? 61t8 6538/328-2304 1

tered right front leg and had
to be destroyed on the track.
"George Washington sus-
tained an open fracture of the
cannon bone in the right front
f'etlock and disarticulated the
joint at th~e same time and had
both sesamoids broken." Dr
Wayne M~clwraith. the on-call
veterinarian told reporter~s.
"So it was a hopeless injury
als far as repair and he has been
cuthanised. The decision was
made very quickly.
"Aidan O'Brien (George
Waishington s trainer) wa~s on the
racetrack with the horse right al-
ter it happened and he requested

It marked the 10th time
an Arc: winner has run in the
Breeders' Cup and failed to
reach the finish line first. .

The tragedy involving
George Washington overshad-
owed a thrilling day of racing
that saw trainers Bob Baffert
and Nick Zito end long Breed-
er-s' Cup droughts.
One of the Uniited States
top trainers. Baffert has saddled
three Kentucky Derby~champi-
ons during his illustrious career.
But the three-time
Eclipse Award winner has not
enjoyed the same success at

I',rlF 7~22p6-,

-Part of a method or

pamn ma ness.


Greaves wins Humphrey/Fowler

memorial 30-lap feature event





Sin loving memory of our father C
who died on October 15, 2006.
One sad and lonely year 1"FF ~ BF
has now gone b
Since I saw you last
I didn't see you suffer i' ~~
1 didn't see you cry '
Sol o h gi i iecmessage you died t a
without saying goodbye b

and tears unseen
I wish your absence 9 .8
was just a dream
Your memories are precious
They are written in our heart in letters of gold
For today, tomorrow and forever
We all miss you dad and we will always love you
Mlay Lord grant you eternal peace
Sadly missed by\ his chtildrenl Derter, l r
L~u~thrs andc friend M~-axine, children, i:(
Sgranrdchildren and others~ r~~ )



Th1 1 Uhusand -
dau g hter ,

brothers, sister,
in a WS andj .f~p d
Other relatives of


nee SOM1AR wish to express their sincere
thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all those
Who attended the wake, funeral, sent
WfeathS, cards, telephoned or assisted in any
way in our recent bereavement.

Special thanks are expressed to Pastor
Aubrey Ralphi and Pastor William Lowery of
the Pot ~t Church.

By Michael DaSilva
CARLTON Wheelers cyclist
Alonzo Greaves registered
one hour 11 minutes 50 see-
onds in winning the feature
30-lap event of the Troy
Humphrey/James Fowler
Memorial Cycle Programme
which was staged in the Na-
tional Park yesterday.
Greaves, who won the inau-
gural inter-Guiana Games road
race one week earlier, won four
of the ten prime prizes that
were up for grabs while second-
placed finisher Warren McKay,
who was beaten in a sprint
home, won five. Ninth-placed
finisher Robin Persaud won the
other prime.
Junior Niles, Andrew
Prand, Eion 'Dum aBI ,

Tyrone Hamilton, Darren
Allen and Tyrone Conway
occupied the other top seven
positions respectively.
From the beginning of the
event which attracted 17 start-
ers, Greaves went to the front
mn company with Charles with
the other 15 competitors in
close pursuit, but by the
completion of the following lap,
McKay, Allen and Persaud
joined the two leaders.
By the third lap, the pack
was tightly grouped and was
headed by Hamilton, followed
closely by Charles, Greaves and
Jaikaran Sukhai, among others.
Persaud then took over
the lead from Niles, Greaves
and Boodhram, while the
main chasing pack was some
distance away.
Boodhram then took up the
pace during the fifth lap and led
Greaves and Hamilton with the
Others approximately 20 metres
During the sixth lap,
Greaves attacked and McKay
responded and from there the
duo worked in tandem and no
one challenged them for the
top two positions.
However, with 20 laps re-
maining, George Charles was
lapped by the leaders and was
duly called out of the race and
with six laps remaining, Greaves
and McKay went on to lap
Charles, Hamilton, Allen,
Persaud and ConwYay, but they
were never called out of the race
and continued to ride with the
leaders, even assisting in pacing,
but coming for the finish,
McKay started the sprint,
Greaves responded and went on
to win by approximately half a
Niles then outsprinted
the others to occupy the third
In other results from the
daysprogranule, widich i x-
day next year,. Car~ibbeanl juve-
nile road race champion Geron
Wilhiams won the 21-lap race
for juniors andl juveniles and
also won two prime prizes
whil t pri-me.
Enzo Matthews who
placed third and who did most

of the pacing in the race won
four primes while Scott Sa-
vory and Neil Reece placed
fourth and fifth respectively.
The five-lap race for veter-
ans over 45 years of age was
won by Compton Persaud
while John Lewis and A~ubrey
Springer placed second and third
Kennard Lovell defeated
arch rival Linden Blackman in
the veterans Under-45 five-lap
race while Virgil Jones placed
Jonathan Fagundes was the
winner of the BMX Boys Open
three-lap race, second was Ozia
McAulay and third Jamal
Shawn Frank won the
BMX Boys four-lap race from
Ktr C tiland I.a nal
Asif Shaw was the winner of
the BMX 12-14 years three-
lap race. Second was Kunta
McKenzie and third Ryan
Anthony Freeman won the
BMX race for the 9-12 age
group from Olandieo Kin
and Tariq Baksh respectively
while the one-lap race for BMX
riders 7-9 years old was won by
Raymond Perby. Second was
Dominic Helwig and third was
Zyad Baksh.
Several cyclists received
special cash awards, which,
according to proprietor of
Humphrey's Bakery and
Farm Products' Managing Di-
rector George Humphrey,
were donated by former na-
tional cyclists now resident
Those receiving $10 000
each were Nigel Jacobs, Tyrone
Hamilton, Monty Parris,
Darren Allen and Christopher
Holder, all members of the

Roraima Bikers' Club along with
Linden Blackman of Kaleteur
Cycle Club.

Meanwhile, come Satur-
day, the local pedal pushers
will be back in action when

national cycle coach Hassan
Mohamed runs off the first
ever Fern Leaf-sponsored 11-

race programme at the Na-
tional Park beginning at
09:00 h.

The deathl is aInnouniced of

of' 292 Shantinikatanl Citreet,
P'~ahrtsu 14nr.a i Georgtc~ow n.
wil0 passed oll Fr~idr!.
9,,4,, 2 20- -

I` laer-all ;rl~lglle nient.,
In, te annoiuniced Inter.


isThe Fart ily of the later! 1)/AN
DSM, thanks everyone foiritheir
L many acts of kindness, for their
calls, visits and cardiy~,.
expressions of support and
arp elrs durinn this timeh of


Special appreciation is extended

to Dr. Searwar, Dr. Sooknandan, Dr. & Mrs. Oscar
Hamilton, Nurses of the Mal~e Ward of St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital, R~ev. Canon Thurston Richi, Mrs.
Marilyn Dewar, Christ Chiirch Men's Guild, Fr. Clifton I
Elias, Pastor Kemuel Rot~k, Office of the President'
PNC-R, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Legion, Lodge
Mount Olive No. 385, ASP Ingrid Wiltshire, Cpl. Fiona ~
Fredericks and Guyenterprise,

L ~ ~ ~ We are truly grateful. _~ S

II laa;-.rir ra~-lll

10,27/2007. 9 U5 PM

.bnloed $dhus am mother
who passed away on
October 24, 2000. ~

j May 1is s,,ul rest in peace
and everlas;ting light shine
upon him.
Inserted by his wife, chifidren, grandchildren.
and great grandson, Qr~






Dravid dropped

for first two

Pakistan ODis
AHMIEDABAD, India (Reuters) Indian selectors have
dropped experienced batsman Rahul Dravid for the first
two one-day internationals against Pakistan next month.
Dravid, 34, averages less than 10 in his Ilast 10 one-day
matches and was dropped for the final one-dayer against Aus-
tralia earlier this month.
"We wanted to give him a break for a while," chief selector
Dilip Vengsarkar told a news conference yesterday.
"He is a great player. He will be back very soon."
Pakistan will play five one-day internationals and three
Tests mn India from November 5.
Explosive opener Virender Sehwag, dropped for the England
tour due to poor form, regained his place.
"He's back mn form," Vengsarkar said of Sehwag, who was
part of the team that won the Twenty20 World Cup in South
Dravid, one of seven bats-
men in the world to score over
.1 10 000 one-day runs, gave up
Sthe captaincy last month after
the England tour.
He looked out of sorts in
the one-day series against Aus-
tralia, scoring just 51 in five
completed innings.
The visitors won the
seven-match series 4-2 after
the opening game was washed
"If they need him, he'll be
there for the next fecw games,"
RAHULDRAVID Vengsarkar said of Dravid,
dropped fromm the one-day
team for only the second time in his career.
"Fitness and fielding are very important. We have given himn
a break."'
Squnad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Yuvraj Singh,
Souray Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir,
Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Rudra
Pratap Singh, Rohit Sharma, Mlurali Kartik, Zaheer Khan,
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 28, 2007

FORMER England coach
Duncan Fletcher says Andrew
Flintoff let him down with
his World Cup drinking an-
Flintoff fell off~a pedalo and
was~ one of six England players
fined following a drinking ses-
sion after England's defeat to
New Zealand in St Lucia.
The all-rounder had also
been warned as to his future
conduct during the Ashes de-
feat when he was England's
And Fletcher told the Daily
Mail: "I supported Andrew but
he let me down in an area that
he had real control over."
Flintoff captained England
to a 5-0 Ashes defeat in Austra-
lia in the absence of Michael
Vaughan. ..
And he was sacked as En-

gland vice-captain at the
World Cup and banned for a
game after the pedalo inci-
dent following the six-wicket
defeat to New Zealand.
England then failed to
progress beyond the Super
Eight stage at the World Cup in
the West Indies. Prompting
F~letchrr o resign. .
"I've supported a lot of
players but Andrew drank again
at the World Cup after what had
happened in Australia while I
was taking a pasting." Fletcher
"I don': regret marking him
"The prLoblem was, in the
absence oi Vaughan, there
were so mancy unknowns.
"It's fascinating to won-
der how good (Andrew)
Strauss might have been as

how bad might Fred (Flintoff)
have been with the whole drink-
ing thing ifhe hadn'thad the re-
sponsibility of the captaincy ?
And would he have taken Steve
Hrmlison with him'?,,
The Zimbabwe-born coach
is also hoping for a return to
county cricket, having been at
Glamorgan before taking up
his post with England.
"I spent two years in
county cricket and l'd like to do
that again," he stiid.
"I think I have become a hell
of' a better coach since my time
at Glamorgan and I know how
to handle situations better.
"Having gained the expe-
rience I gained with England,
it would be nice to go back
and put into practice what I
perceive to be missing in
county cricket." (BBC Sport)


"But an imponderable is.

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tourists' three-day match
against a Chairman's XIL in
Aidelaide yesterday.
At stulmps on the fir-st day.
Sr-i Lanka werel- 335-4 with Thilun
S~nam-araeera not out on 5i3.

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thigh in~jur~y to ba~tsman/keeper
Kumnar Sangakkara.~ who retired
hurt after making ~juls one.
Captain Mahela
Jayawarldene lookedl worr-ied by

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216 runs ;Iainst a1 South Af'ricanl Inlvitation XI inl Blotemnfonlteinl !esterdal.
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meluded~~ 0i foursI. \\
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SUNDAY CHRONIICLE October 28, 2007 .


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timie penalty saved in a 0-0
home draw~ with West- Ham

United included midfielder
Owen Hargreaves in their start-
-ing line-up for only the fo~urth
time since he joined from Bayern
Mulnich and were in front after-
three minutes.

BoroNal. mooe orwr n.
ripped a 30-metre shot past
Mark Schwarzer.
Old Trafford was still
buzzing when Jeremie Aliadiere
headed Boro level minutes later
but a mistake from England
midfielder Stewart Downing
gifted Wayne Rooney a goal to
put United baick in front before


A superb move between
Rooney and Tevez resulted in
the Argentine putting United 3-
I up after 55 minutes before
Tevez struck again with a de-
flected shot.
."When you've got players
like (Cristiano) Ronaldo.
Rooney and Tevez you are go-
ing to get goals." said United
manager Alex Ferguson. "'The
third goal epitomised the imagi-
nation they have ... it was a

i~g~ ~s~

wondertill goa~l."
United play Arsenal next
Manchester City fans have

By Martin Herman

SLONDON, England (Reuters)
S- Manchester United stormed
to the top of the Premier
League yesterday with a 4-1
Stumping of Middlesbrough
while Chelsea stole the lime-
Slight with a 6-0 hammering
Sof third-placed Manc~hester
Cas rilos Teve scored ie
successive league victory and hit
four goals in a match for the
foliurth time in a row for the first
Time since 1907.
The champions could lose
first place today when Arsenal,
on a high after a 7-0 romp over
SSlavia Prague on Tuesday, travel
Ito Liverpool looking for- a 13th
consecutive victory in all com-
Didier Drogba bagged two
Goals against hapless City as
Chelsea more than doubled their
home goals tally this season in
90 scintillating minutes at Stam-
ford Bridge. Andriy Shevehenko
a1 o got in on the act after com-

After a poor start to the
season and the ~traumatic part-
ing of the ways with former
coach Jose Mourinho, Chelsea
are now back in the top four
with Frank Lampard pulling the
"He is very important to
uts," manager Avram Grant told
'Sky Sports after the
midfielder's dominant perfor-
mance."There are not many like
Fulhamn were denied a first
away victory of the season
~when Kenwyne Jones scored
late for Sunderland in a 1-1 draw.
Improving Reading beat
Newcastle United 2-I while
Birmingham City twice came
from behind to defeat Wigan
Athletic 3-2 at home.
Portsmouth's Benjani
Mwaruwari had a stoppage-

(CMC) He 1
started pre-seas
for 2008, but As:
the World's fastes -
made it clear that
healthy, the Beijing
Games 100 metres g:
definitely return to Jac .
Powell, who entered r
nal of 'the 100m at the 2
Olymipics in Athens, Gre.
but finished fifth behind Ame :
can Justin Gatlin.
"The main aim is to stay
healthy, amd once I stay healthy,
I don't think anyone can beat
me," Powell remarked in a tele
vision interview.
Powell, the men's 100
World record-holder, has prom-
ised much in his highly deco-
rated career,
Apart from Athens, he was
the farvout'ite for the gold medal
at this year's World Chalmpion-
ship in Osaka, Japan, but fizzled
and finished third behind Tyson
Gay of` the United States and

k Atkins of t

Ir me, Powell sai
;! my best not
oiractice sessions
inive to pray to (
'im~ to keep me he

he Bahamas. Powell. who injured bI
,year (2008) hamstring at the final meet
Id. "I will just Japan. is expected to start tranll
to miss any ing in two weeks timle.
:. I will just The 25-year-old sprinto
God and ask partially recgained some pres\
althy." tige, after- misfiring at the Wor~lc
Championships. when he rnl;
9).74 seconds, mer~e days aftrcl
the global meet to lower his own~l
World record iaf 9).77.
"I was really SurIpr'ised. be`-
cause I did not knowi I was ru~n-
niig that fast,". he said. was
very shocked, and this -time
around it felt a lot easier thaln
. the first time.
"-i "I can say that you will see
9.74 erased. I told a lot of'
~C~Bl~i~peo)ple before that that I am go-
ing to ruln 9.77 and I did; and
know I amn going to do better
than 9.74. I want to go 9.,.-
that's the aim."
He, however, warned his
--fans not to expect a WCorld
record or fast time every time
he touches the track, as that
)WELL is not possible.


been pinching themselves after
their best start in the top flight
for more than 30 years but Sve' :
Goran Eriksson's side were
givenr it 1ke bcl to his
best after toe and thigh injuries ~
this season, laying on first-hall
goals for Michael Essicn and
Chelsea never won by ,! six- I
goal margin under Mour-it: a in
the league but they went (of he
rampage after the break ilh
Drogba, Joe Cole, Saloimon
Kalou and Shevehenko demrol-
ishing City's defence.
"We totally forgot how to
defend today," said for-mer- 1n-
gland coach Eriksson. Im
sorry .for the fans."
United have 26 points li oml
11 games, with Arsenal on: .5:
from nine. City remain third~
22 with Chelsea on 21.
Today's other match:
Tottenham Hotspur's first 5 :
the sacking of coach Martil .
when they host high-fl?.
Blackburn Rovers.


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hit City for six

England believe they could

beat All-IStars team
ENGLAND believe they have a serious chance of beating an All-Stars team that includec
cricketing greats Shane Warne, Brian Lara and Glenn Mc~rath, at the Hong Kong Sixes.
The England team are to clash with the All-Stars in the qluar-terfinals of' the tournament, which
Spaces 2 1 five-overs-a-side games into two frenetic days of action.
"No one can pretend it is a highly tactical format of the game." England one day international
player- Dimitr~i Mascarenhas said after scoring 20 not out in their opening
match against New Zealand.
"But we are a very competitive bunch of players. and it is always an
honour to represent England. The ($100 000) winner-s' cheque is naturally ~
another reason to try our very best. .B
"No one is going to miss the opportunity to bowl out Lar-a or hit Warne
or McGrath for a six," he added.
Mascarenhas, who hopes to be on England's tour of New Zealand early ,
next year, said he was looking forward to the quarterfinal battle with Warne, I i

"It' fun to s::~,ee howhe res in Sixes," he said "Ive played in this (
tournament before and it is not like cricket anywhere else. :
Thle All-Stars also boast Indian super spinner Anil Kumble, former
England international Geraint Jones and hard-hitters Craig
MlcRillan of New Zealand and Heath Streak of Zimbabw~e.
England mana;ger Mike Gatting said thalt despite the carniva; l almosp~here
atI the Kowloon Crickhet Club. his team w\as de~sperat~e to come out a~s the
ec~leg I \\ ni I~r. r rtydcn ie seilywt pneslk BRIAN LARA
Shanerl War~ne andl Anil Kumllble, but thisi is a gamelc in which a~ny result caln come frlom an\ mu;Ich.
Elnglandl ar~e keen to w\in a~nd we reck~on w\e havec a~ foodl shot.
Along the key\ p~layrcls in the England~ sidec ar~e Twe\cnty20( secialist Darre~cn Mudyandl-; 1~ 22-\Cear-
raki Luke WrIight. \\ho( i* tilpped to have a futur-e in th~e Teist sidec.
Yes~cterday Enrglalnd lost to Nwc~ Ze~alundl. h~lofoe beating~ Indlia sett~ing the~msel~ lieup for the All-

A~ll 10) teams f~inishedt ycster-day ` s groulp games still in w\ith a~ chance of` winning the competc~itio n
today).The games. f~llSwill be played ea;rly to setttle the qjuarterfinal line-uip.
Bang~ladesh. whlo field M~iohammnad Ashraful and Zunned Siddiqlue, anid New Zealand are
also seenl as likely to perform well inl the deciding mlatchles. (Eurosport)

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SUNDAY CHIMOICLE October 28, 2007

West Indies

A SENIOR member of the West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) is in Zimbabwe assessing the security situation
in the country ahead of a scheduled tour next month.
There is particular interest in the arrangements as the West
Indies were forced to cancel a proposed A-team tour in July
after a number of players refused to travel to the country after
receiving information from contacts within and close to the coun-
Originally the November tour was to involve Test and
ODIs, but Zimbabwe's continuing se&-imposed suspension
from Test cricket means that only one-day matches are now
on the itinerary.
If the WICB fails to honour its commitments under the
UCC's Future Tours Programme then it faces a fine in excess of

Tony Howard, the cricket operations manager of the WICB,
downplayed the security concerns when questioned by the Zim-
babwe Independent, saying his visit was only a "normal pre-
tour" assessment.
He was accompanied by a Canadian-based security ex-
pert, ex-Zimbabwean Darren Maughan.
The pair have met with Home Affairs Minister Kembo
Mohadi and are due to meet Augustine Chihuri, the Commis-
sioner of Police.
"LWe are not here to assess the security situation in
Zimbabwe as such, but on a normal pre-tour assessment,"
Howard told the newspaper,
"Security is only one aspect of our mission here and that's
why I have a security expert travelling with me." 'A' teams
hrom India, South Africa and Sri Lanka have all toured Zimba-
bwe recently, and while none had had any security issues, there
have been problems with accommodation and the availability
of food.
Zimbabwe continues to suffer from major shortages.
If the tour is to go ahead then it will need a major about-
turn from the West Indies Players' Association.
Ahead of the scrapped A-team tour, WIPA was very much
against the tour taking place on both security and moral grounds.
But since then.Dinanath Ramnarine, WIPA's chief ex-
ecutive, has been invited onto the WICB board and so be
would have to change his views or oppose-the rest of the
If he went down the latter route then he would possibly be
in a situation where he was wearing a WIPA hat to advise his
players not to tour while being part of a board that was insist-
ing they should.
If it does proceed then it is likely thst the revised tour
will include two ~four-day matches agailist a gall-strength
Zimbabwe side as well as five ODIs. (Eurosporyt)


National chess championships dubbed historic


Minister Anthony, a fairly good player, tackles the youngest and only female player at the
2007 National chess championships, eight-year-old Sheriffa Ali, in the presence of other
junior and senior players. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)



"When people speak about
the demise of West Indian
cricket, the influence of America
is never very far from their lips.
I disagree. I think the real sport-
ing distraction has not come
from basketball or the other
American sports, but from foot-
It's true that in some of
the islands, the first thing
that political doe p u
a basketball lanurt; put' muh
smaller and cheaper than a
cricket ground, but I don't be-
lieve that a lot of kids go on
to play professionally."
In the summer of 2007,
Garry Sobers was in England
and told an audience about the
problems facing cricket in the
Caribbean: "If someone said to
mec that soccer is the reason for
West Indian cricket falling so
low, I might think about it. But
tp brel prblm > d i a
world, is television."
wSi oG rr me tione a s
players, whom he believed had
suffered because of the distrac-
tions of modern life. "When
they got home from school they
would not go outside and play,
they would sit in front of a
video. That's your real culprit.
Kids do not organise games of
cricket by themselves, playing
outside mlorning,, noon and
Today, if it is not
organised, nobody leaves
h me. They waitkforheou t

the ground, give them the
best cricket attire. The natu-
ral flow of the game has
"It's true that kids have
ma~ny more things to do with
their time," says Clive. "If
you want to improve at your
sport. you have to be dedi-
cated. do little else, train
hard and that's less likely to
happen when there are so
miany distractions. And if
they have a job that pays a
decent wage, they'll be say-
in 'Why the hell should I go
th ough all this?' In my time
there wasn't much to do.
Now you can fill your day

doing all sorts.
You can watch DVDs all
day long if you want. That is
why it is so important to catch
them early. We must inculcate
the right things in these children
before they go down the wrong
lane. We must get the structure
to life there early enough.

WESI' Ilaies are in a period
olf trnsition. They have been
for a decade and will be for
at least another ten years.
Clive Lloyd, in his biography,
insists that a restoration to
work ethic is instrumental to
their fortunes if they are to
rise again. Extract stolen
from The Times'
After Packer and World Se-
ries Cricket, Clive Lloyd re-
turned to captain the West
indies in 1979. From that time
until his retirement, the team
were beaten in only three of the
417 Test matches in which they
played. a loss rate of 6.4 per

whe V v ane Ri h dsewar
captain, that figure rose to
18.9 per cent, and under suc-
cessive captains it has risen
'and risen till the wins and
losses are almost a mirror
image of what they were in
Clive's years.
"Ille greatest reason fo~r the
decline of West Indian cricket
is that wchbecame thoughtless."
says Clive. "Too many people
assumed that we had a right to
goon being great for ever.
It was as if they believed
'that West Indians would al-
ways produce greaecket in
the way that Frneis famed
fo i fnea~ witu ir a ver-end-
But life has changed for
people in the West Indies,
cricket has changed in the
rest of the world, and we
failed to appreciate those
''To put it simply, the West
Indies have lost fo~r so long be-
cause there are not enough great
Players. That's obvious.
But great players don 1
just turn up, they have to be
shaped. What ver-y few people
seem to reahise is that the Tcia
tcam I had in 1975-763 was r~e-
ally no different from the one
that there is today in terms of
its potential. Fidel Edwards
and. Daren Powell canl both

bowl at 90 miles per hour-
(Shivnarine) Chanderpaul and
(Ramnaresh) Sarwan are both
world-class batsmen-
Our cricketers are free-flow-

the t et,m netths popleowE
can impart the knowledge
and bring the players to frui-
tion. I know it is an uphill
task, but cricket is so impor-
tant to people in the West
Indies; it's one of the main
ingredients of the glue that
keeps us together:"
He pauses for a moment. "I
think about today's players and
my overwhelming emotion to-
wards them is not anger that
they have been unsuccessfully but
conc "e,"he syst pWe ddso

West Indies teams to be like
those of the 19)70s and 1980s,
but it cannot happen without
hard work, attention to detail
and respect for the game.
"These players have
been burdened with what
the West Indies have done
in: the past and I think
that's probably wrong. This
is a new era, it's their time
and it's up to them to go
out and show people what
they're capable of. A lot of
people are backing them to
do well, including myself.,,
(Republished from The

ing men. Early on, Viv Richards
was a free-flowing guy. he got
forties and never made big
But you knew once he had
harnessed his talent and got
the mental side of his game
right then he was going to be
class player. Gordon
Greenidge took some time to
Heol ting,A sme with Michael
in and worked at their game.
"The great West Indies sides
were shaped. just as this one
could be. The problems we are
having now are the consequence
of a decade of letting the from
wither on the vine. There have
been big cultural changes in the
West Indics: The regional cricket
competition is not what it was-
Our cricketers no longer play
county cricket. The board has
not used its authority wisely.
The players` expectations. what
they want fromn the game. what
they want from life. have
Above all, we neglected to
plan for the future-

THE National senior and
junior chess championships
w-ere dubbed as historic and
a step in the right direction
by the Miinister of Culture.
Youth and Sport Dr Fr-ank
AInthony. yeste~rday, at their
official opening at the
Ocean Spray hotel.
The championships are he-
ing pla\-ed after aun abscncc of
ove~r a deczade. aund should~ con-
cludec late Novecmber.l Ten se-
nIorsl~ and1 e'ightl Junlliors \\ill
icompete fr the top1 pr'i/c`
Tfhemini\ster. whohade~c~n

inlcntion\ ol \Plcndinllg the
g;uner throughout the coulntry\.
He `disclosed his

few months to help the spread
of the ganie that of provid-
ing over 200 chessboards for
Dr Anthon\ feels that
teaching the game at the school
level is extrciemel imlportant
and pointed to current w~orld
champion Visw-anathan Anand.
who said that it~ someone is

by; the World Che s edleration l
a~s a w\orld-c~lass :hes ma~-

lional licl. "I hope~i to see
the dayl when \\0 ( in Gjuyana)
will have our ma\ n grandma~s-
ten. the ministers sail.

be organised next year by the
ministry and more boards will
he made available to schools.
The minister also praised
the interimn body. which he elt l
progressed since their` insta~lla-
tion a few months ago. "Tlhey?
(the inter-im bodly) ha~ve made
remarktable strides ... I am
pIleased with the work."
Dr Anthony said that
if the body continues at
the pace, they wrill make
cherss into a national
sport which is a step in
the right direction. He
also chlargedc thc inlterim
had,oc onice elections aIre
he ld. to bec omi ea fili -
atedl to the WVorld Chtess
Federration (FIDA~).

mninistry''s input over the last A schools' torlurnment wrill

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T&T, Jamaica clash in KFC Cup final todayl

Th tw\o t~unpirecs alre
D~octr~ovc anld CI\lvde Du
with Norman Mlalcolm\
Jamaica teami rearis:
Chris Gayle (capt.). Brenlton
Parchment. Danza Hvatt,
Shawn Findlay, Brendoon
Nash, T~amar Lambert,
Carlton Baugh (wikp.), Daren
Powell, Jerome Taylor:
Donovan Sinclair, Krishmai
Santokie, Xavier M'arshal
and Andrew Richardson. The
manager is Milton Henry~ with
Junior Bennett as coach and
David Bernard Sr as trainer.
Tr~inidad & Tobago From::
Daren Ganga (captain)
Dene'sh Rapndin (capt.i
Dwayne Bravo, Rayad Emrii
Mervyn .Dillon,An
Jaggernauth, Ravi Rampanf
Mario Belcon, Kieron Pollari
Jason Mohamed, Lenk
Simmons, Shewrin Gung;
Samuel Badree and luds
Brown. The manager is Omhf
Khan with David H~illiamns
coach and Gerard Gargia

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TRINIDAD and Tobago over-
came moments of tremendous
pressure to prevail over Wind-
ward Islands and lifted the
coveted KFC Cup in Febrn-
ary last with a sensational
five-run -victory.
No doubt the guys from the
Twin-island Republic will be
very anxious to retain the Cup
for a second consecutive year
and seek their ninth title at this
level since the introduction of
the competition in 1976.
They will be competing
against a confident and in-
spired Jamaica team at the
3Ws Oval at Cave Hill Bar-
bados in the final from 13:45
h today.
Notably it will be the first
time a regionat~cricket final will
be played under lights.
And when they flick the
switch, a fascinating contest is
expected to unfold in this 50-
over final.
Trinidad &Tobago advanced
to the final courtesy of a no-
contest against semi-finalists
Barbados owing to heavy rain
and soggy outfield on Friday.
Jamaica have certainly
missed the taste of regional
championship since 1999 and
will be hungry to have the
honour in lifting the Cup on this

occasion. after beingf in the wvil-
derness for the panSt four years.
The Chris Gayle-led team
caln be a Inutjor force to1 be reck-
oned with because of their un-
beaten ruln in the precliminary
rounds and triumph over
Guyana in the first semi-final.
All their batsmen have
shown consistency and that

again on this impolrtalit occa-
The flainboyantt Gayle
had a m~ixed run in the pr-
vious games but his ability to
change gear quickly should
be the weapon for a big in-
nings while former skipper
Tamar Lainbbert canl be the
other batsman to share the
batting responsibility,
The bowling will obviously
centre on7 the W~est Indies duo
of Daren Powell and Jerome
Taylor, both of whom have de-
livered with precision, accuracy
and pace. They can expect solid
support from left-arm medium
pacer Nash, who had a miserly
spell of 10-2-11-1 against Bar-
bados int their final preliminary
round in Guyana. and will all be
eagerly looking to replicate their
excellent form.
Off-spinner Gayle, left-
arm orthodox spinner Nikita
Miller and leg-spinner
Donovan Sinclair are the
slower bowlers to add varia-
tion to the formidable pace
Trinidad & Tobago have said
that they are in hot pursuit of
KFC glory once again and they
are, like Jamaica, also undc-
feated in the first segment of the
competition and that should do
a world of good for their confi-
Trinidad & Tobago got
past the semi-final sta e
against Barbados after rain
-washed out play and came out
with more points at the end

of the preliminary stage. But
thle possibility still exits that
there could be more rain ac-
cording to the meteorological
office at the Grantley A~dams
international Airport and
today's game could again be
Definitely no team will
want to share the honours as
they would want good weather
and the complement of 50
Ganga's batting wili be the
cornerstone and he would place
high hopes on the other batsmen
who have already made siglnifi-
cant contributions.
Lendl Simmons, Dwayne
Bravo, the hard-hitting
Kieron Pollard and Mario
Belcon are capable of produc-
ing the stuff for their team
on a pitch that is expected to
play with variable bounce.
The bowling has been pen-
etrative and that was their
trump card to victory over arch-
rivals, Guyana, restricting them
for an inadequate 208 at the
Prlo\ dence iadium In G~u\.1na

FaSt bowler Royal Emr-it pe~gged
back the Gu\'anesc with four
Emlitil. -Mer\vn.. Dillon.


SBravo, Pollard will use the new
ball while off-spinner Amirit
SJaggernauth and leg-spinner
Samuel Badree shoulld lend va3lu-


should not only boost their
confidence but also lift their
Opener Brenton Parchment,
the tidy left-handed Shawn
Findlay, who fashioned a fine
half-century in the semi-final
and Danza Hyatt, Australian-
born Brendon Nash who contin-
ues to make an impression in
his debut series, could be the
men to come to the fore once


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lead in? the Georgetown Football A'ssociation ~(GFA)
Cellinkplus Premier League, after securing a hard-fought
1-0. victory over Camptown on Friday evening, at the
iGeorgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.
In the feature clash both Fruta Conqluerors and Santob eaned
anle point each, following a goalless stalemate. Play opened with
Western Tige~rs edging out Moc- ampsms by a 2-1 margm i ma
grouIp 'A' encounter of the GF; igen round-robin~ Under_
20 competition.
Elton Brown's .36th minute enough to secue ea vic-
iory fo~r Alpha Umited.
In the Under-20 fixture N< lfter 31 minutes, ac-
oulnted for the Ti~gers' opening ley Liverpool, seven
minutess into the second half, no e for the Ejst Bank


iru yaa
Jamaica ariley TeC'rh
bean and International Race of
Champions at the South Da-
kota Circuit promises to be a
scorcher and Jamaica has al-
ready flown in some of its artil-
lerty for D-day..
The three racing cars were
brought to Guyana yesterday .
with the hope that the drivers
will get the much-needed prac-
tice before next Sunday's mam-
nroth event. In this Adrian
Narine photo the cars aIre
parked in front of J. R. Hurger
on Sandy Babb Street, Kin ?.


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Santos (21 points) who fin-

UPRISING'S Under-13 foot-
ball team ended- the
Georgetown Football Associa-
tion (GFA) Chubby football
league unbeaten, to win the
championship trophy yester-
day at the 'llacville ground.

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compre- highest goal scorer with 14
ley smelt goals, teammate Devon
e Rogers Charles was adjudged the
net i the best goalie, while Fruta Con-
anoto querors' Pernel Shultz was
named the Most Valuable
Player and Renaissance Foot-
ball Club the most disci-
plined team.
Thomas United finished
third in the competition on 19)
points via a 1- 1 draw with Fruta
Conqueror. (18 points). Luquon
Glasgow had carried Conquerors
ahead in the sixth minute, but
Romanio Andrews equalised in
the 50th minute.
Renaissance were
scheduled to play twice on
the final day of the league
but only, a clash with the
Georgetown Football Club
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which they- lost 1-0.
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,ver the the stroke of regulation for
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L~ velopment, but because the
level of local intelligence is
high due to a freedom to cre-
ate, publicise, and consume
such literature).
The Avant-garde creative
~ 6itartist serves this social purpose
by ignoring preconceived meth-
ods of making creative literature
aind visual art, devising creative
methods of delving into the
mind without any interest in
following familiar programised
conventional forms of how a
bork of art should be mlade-
Fresh attitudes and approaches
are achieved by a style of writ-
ing which can make a simple
f~opic feel and become new to
readeis, spectators, etc. This' is
what occurs in Mittelholtzer's
Le creative T'IHEM, A MORNING AT
:reenplays, RETURNING THE
isual art WEATHER FAMILY, and
re human SYLVIA. We are shocked out
ypes, false of our complacency by their
nceptions, creative viewpoints presented
aIv sIealize in a vivid, bold arrangement of
ional pur- Simihirly ,Wilson. Harris's
societies -( early Gu ~ana novels: THE EYE
uch- a de-

ROOM; and
TUMATUMARI, do the same.
How? For example. THE EYE
cause the narrator of the novel
is writing entries in a journal.
giving dates and years when
certain experiences occurred to
him in Guyana, he is forced to
look back into himself truth-
fully, since writing a journal is
a private activity, revealing to
uls all hris fears, misguidances,
feelings, observances, etc; quali-
ties which each of us also pos-
sess, but usually never- look at
closely. In one scene from THE
the narrator, as a boy, admits
being always curious to know
how deep and dangerous the old
East Street canal was, so he
pushes his friend as they are
playing into it, ending up hav-
ing to help him out. The use of
dangerous acts to test one's
theories is a defect, an aberra-
tion in the human character
which Harris alerts us to in this
scene. This same penetrative
and revelation of our defective
human character is explor-ed in
various avant-garde styles of
writing Harris uses in his other
novels mentioned her~e.
Obviously Guyanese avant-
garde creative writing takes its

place alongside other interna-
rional avant-garde: writing. espe-
cially f'rom Latin America and
Europe. France in particular.
where the 18th century French
Revolution introduced the
cr-edo:" Liber-ty, Equality. Fra-
ternity, Democracy". an idea
which Guyana inherited since
that historic year 1781 during
which pre-Revolutionary
France ruled Guyana. The idea
of "Liberty. Equality, Frater-
nity. Delmocracy" is not simply
a political slogan, but a personal
code of human conduct which
French society bequeathed to
Guyanese, who know their
nation's history, since it was
conceived in 1789. How doers
this credo wor-k on the level of
creative literature? Albert
Camus, one of the greatest 20th
century French/Algerian avant-
garde existential writers, in one
of his brilliant short novels,
THE FALL, lets a governmen-
tal official tell us of his own fail-
ure of character, his corruption,
-etc, via a brilliant style of quirky
first person narration that holds
our attention to the end. An-
other 20thy century French
writer, Alain Robbe-Grillet. cer-
tainly one of the most original
and influential avant-garde cre-
ative writers to ever come
along, a botanist who worked
for years in the French Carib-
bean and Africa, wrote one' of
literature's most stunning nov-
cls,. EALOUSY, in which aUl we
read is really seen through the
eyes of` an obser-vant but jealous
perSon .so thalt what seems true
to him and uls is only a biased
viewpoint. especially since the
person telling/writing the novel
never uISeS "l". T~he entire novel
is thelrefore an exercise in jeal-
ousy. and our human defect of
char'acter masquer-ading as an
objective analysis is exposed
for readers who have to read
11 is Denis W'illiamse whou is
the first tr-uly~ gifted Guyancese
avant-garde artist to excel at
both crecative writing and paint-
ing; to write fiction in a dis-
tinctly r~elaxed visual style, and
to paint in a relaxed but
flambouyant figurativle manner
.Typically.yIwhen Williamns first
returnedl to Br.Guialna in the late
1950's. the only job he could
get wIas selling stamps at the
central Post Offsce. He returned
to Europe and further success
as an artist and novelist. then
came back to Independent
Gruyana where he r-etreated to
the Essequibo/Potaro region
ivith his European wife. farmed
and painted, while also looking
into himself, even using the psy~-
chedelic hallucigen LSD, since
Williams was no aloof intellec-
tual. but a scholarly Afr-o-
Guyianese beatnik or bohemian
ar-tist. However, when Denis
Williams joined the Burnham
Socialist regime in the early
1970's as a cultural organizer,
the position entailed writing
ideological government bro-
chures and exhibition catalogues
etc. but these cultural theories
would never match the brilliance

and originality of Williams' two
outstanding avant-garde novels:
Neither of Williamns' two
novels is set in Guyana.
in the African Sudan, and
in Wales, UK. But in great art
it is not where the art is set,
or what it intends to tell us,
that proves its greatness; liut
how it is written, how it is
painted, sculpted, filmed, etc.
The novels of Mittelholtzer
and Harris are not great be-
cause they are set in Guyana,
but great due to how they are
written, how they write about '
Guyana; they are not great
simply because of their sto.
ries, but how their stories are
written. Williams' OTHER
LEOPARDS, published by one
of Britain's best publishers of
fresh outstandhrinnew creative
writing, New Authors LTD, is
a lesson in sharp, concise, ef-
fective prose which comes
from the mind of the narrator,
an Afro-Guyanese given the
non-Western name Lobo by
his little sister since they
were children, who ends up in
the Sudan as a masterful
archaeological draughtsman
assisting the systematic and
obsessed English archaeolo-
gist,. Hughie.Williams cley-
erly reveals in brilliant short
staccato sentences the schizo-
phrenic mentality that devel-
ops in the narrator's quest to
become an African reuniting,
or reconnecting with his an-
cestral identity, when in fact
he is really a G~uyanese long-
ing for his South American
Neither the narrator, Liondl
F~road, alias Lobo~or his white
boss Hughie, are true heroes in
the novel. Lionel/Lobo resents
Hughie's systematic efficiency,
feeling he could never be like
that. and feels inferior- always
trying to impress him with his
skills. Hughie on the other hand
is too condescending, patroniz-
ing, and suspicious of his
assistant's motives. Intecrest-
ingly the only real heroes Will-
iams subtly gives us in the novel
are to beautiful women, the fi-
ery voluptuous Sudanese girl,
Eve, and the sensual and syng-
pathetic Welsh girl Catherine.
Hughie's secretary .Both of
women are estranged
from their cultural and fam-
ily backgrounds which im-
pose upon their personal
lives. How Wiliams writes is
uncompromisingly truthful
and penetrating into the
narrator's mentality, as when
Lionel/Lobo finally stabs
Hughie with a screwdriver
then runs into the desert,
stripping naked, caking him-
self in mud, determined fi-
nally to be a non-Westernised
tribesman like his ancestors,
so that he remains outside of
Hughie's systematic Western
attitudes. It is here that Wil-
liams brilliantly gives us a


personal model of many
Third World nations' con-
fused quest to appear de-colo-
nized and non-European, or
even defines himself as "mu-
latto", as though the term
means someone with mixed-
up feelings, or forever unde-
cided about something, when
infact it simply means some-
one of mixed race,black and
white to be exact. Nothing
Like Robbe-Grillet's master-
ful avant-garde novel, JEAL-
OUSY, written through the eyes
of a jealous person, OTHER
LEOPARDS is also a master-
piece of avant-garde writing
written from the defective view-
point of the narrator. Such writ-
ing by allowing us toexperience
an imbalanced viewpoint (not
because someone is writing or
'telling their story it means they
.are a God-like authority on
truth, reason,ctc) frees us to see
what is unproductive and sulb-
sequently negative. What then
is positive about this novel? It
is its avant-garde writing on the
whole, its style which liberates
us to wards the direction of
truth. It is the avant-garde work
of art which is positive, not its
specific character-s within.
Williams' second novel
set inl Wales, and wr-itten f'romt
.the viewpoint of several char-ac-
ter-s with different viewpoints
on' the same topic spanning a
twenty-four hour pelirlio to me
is one of the best examlples of`
GCuyanese curative wrliting un-
matchedl by any Guyanelse nov-
elist who came later. Her-e Will-
iams combines all his powers
and skill as both creative wr~iter
And visual artist to bear on
scenes influenced by timne flow-
ing, by sounds passing thr-oughl
the mind, and fascinating visual
descriptions. This is creative
writing at its best, and siginifi-
cantly this novel was pulblished
by the famous Calder & Boyars.
Britain's outstanding publishers
of the greatest 20th century
avant-garde writer-s like Robbe-
grillet, Samuel Beckett, Mar-
gueritc Duras. William
Burroughs, Claude Mauriac.
Nathalie Sarraute. Phillipe
Sellers. whose names Denis
Williams's stands alongside.
This is how the novel be-
gins: "Midnight. He had been
aware of a voice it seemed a
voice, there and not there, wa-
vering, now near ,now far. like
a quality of the darkness a
circumnambience that might pos-
sess being but no centre. a fulnc-
tion of space yet not space ,as
sound is a function of the drumn
and yet not the drum.'
Creative writing of this
nature by Mittelholtzer,
Harris,and Williams, three
masters of the Guyanese
avant-garde, is a local tradi-
tion not to be ignored, but

a- ;

poetry, sc
Aetc, or vi
helps to liberate th
mind from stereot
conclusions, misco
tise u tc nesh t
serve a crucial nat
pose in the best sc
those where citizen
divided into disru]
lent groups; not
some repressive
State suppresses s

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Out of his first effort. his fervor for writing grew stronger de-
spite bits of successes and daunting failures. From the interior of
Guyana, he moved to the Hindu College, on the East Coast of
Demerara, where 'within three months I completed another long
poem. The Stream of Red Tears; then I started writing my first
novel, The Blossoms of Love. My long poem won a Certificate of
Excellence at Guyfesta. a Guyanese festival of creative arts. but
my novel had received more than thirty rejection slips: it was never
Encouraged by an actor, Godfrey Rocke, Bissundayl turned his
attention to writing plays. After some minor successes at the com-
munity level, he got a major breakthrough. The Trick and The
Raajah was staged at the Theatre Guild in Georgetown. The fol-
lowing year the play, From Ganges to Demerary, was accepted at
York University, Toronto. This opened many doors to him, region-
ally and internationally.
But back on the local scene, he was to experiment with drama,
how to get it to the people. He successfully staged many 'dinner
& street theatre' events which included his play like Mad No Hell,
I is a Jumbic, The Jaguar and The Flute, and Migrant Error.
Always experimenting, he turned to fiction writing but
found he needed to devote more time to a novel. No problem;
he resigned his job at the National Insurance Scheme. But
this move led down to road to abject poverty; living on the
streets. His contemporary and fellow writer, Doodnauth Singh,
said, 'I can remember.the times he slept on a stall at Boarda
Market although he was a Literary Editor for one of our weekly
newspapers. He wrote Labaria Puraan spending, many days at
the St. George's Cathedral, eating little of nothing for days'.
But then it was from the bottommost to the uttermost. In 1996,
lo and behold, he had to choose between a fellowship in creative
writing at Miami University and the Vera Rubin Residency Award

at Yaddo. Saratoga Springs. He went down the Yaddo road, com-
pleting his MFA in 2003. Then he did a Ph. D. degree in !nterdisci-
plinary Studies at Union Institute & University, Ohio.
At the investiture ceremony, Churaumanie Bissundyal re-
corded his feeling thus, 'MVy moment of investiture met me in
a world of stupor, yet I was aware of everything: my brothers
snapping cameras at me, the audience applauding, music blar-
ing, the rising fever of excitement. When Dr. Larry Preston
dropped the doctoral hood around me, I remembered at once
myl struggle and pains reach where I am today. Some-
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In order to get to his Ph. D. investiture ceremony,
Churaumanie Bissandyal made an overland trip covering some
700 miles in 11 hours (first leg of a round trip made up of
1400 miles and 22 hours). The trip from New York to Ohio
was made in a mini van driven in turn by friends. This is how
he described that first leg of the trip which started on a Sat-
urday morning at 1 a.m..
'At night, sandwiched between opaque, lilac heavens and phos-
phorescent, galloping road signs, I fell into a reverie of our travel-
ling in a celestial chariot to a pilgrimage where angels and deities
have chosen to bestow benedictions upon humans achieving the best
with humility, hard work, perseverance, pains, gratitude and excel-
lence. In daylight, I felt the ecstasy of tunnels through mountains,
sunshine washmng rocky barrens, the golden hue of corn and wheat
fields, and of brilliant, rich towns granting mercies to pastoral shan
ties shrouded by jungle or rocks'.
That journey started more than half a century ago in the
'Cinderella County' where he spent his formative days on Leguan,
a green windswept island at the mouth of the Essequibo River, Brite
ish Guiana.
As in the story of Cinderella, Bissundyal went to the ball but
couldn't stay all night for the festivity. It's the story of his life -
so near yet so far away. On the day of his investiture, he declar-ed,
'1 sat in stunned silence, waiting, torn in an ambivalence between
weeping and laughing, aware that I was far away frIom everything
yet so near. It occurred to me in floods and flashes that my anxi-
cties of classrooms, introspection, books, seminars, peer days, re-
search, essays, travelling, organization, and doctoral meetings were
yielding for the first time to a rich savour of relief and serenity'.
After completing his formal education, Bissundyal was sent
(city positions were reserved) to teach at Good Shepherd Anglican
School, a missionary school deep in the hinterland of the countr-y.
It was a blessing in disguise for he was charmed by the innocence
of the indigenous Amerindians, their customs. the vir~ginity of the
flora and fauna, by purity of the waterways which~ in tur~n occa-
sioned the Muse to visit him. It was the starlt of a lengthy, ver-sa-
tile aund prolific writing career,. a career still blooming. Recalling that
moment. Bissundyall said. 1 wrote my fir-st piece. a longf poem
Glonianna. Afte~r thait I couldn't stop w~~riing .
So flr he has wr-itten five novels including Whom Tlhe Kiskalees
Call. Peopall TIree Press. England. 199'4. Labaria~ Pum~an. Paddty
Sheavecs Books. Guyanal. 199()5. andi Gaume of Kaissaku~. G.eiCa. New
York. 2002. A\ prolific playw:right. he has~ written 12 pIays. Those
pr.oduced include T.he Trick and the Rlaajah. Theatre Guild. Gluyann-
1987. F~rom, Gangecs to De~merary.. Samuel Beckett's T~hearel~. Caunada.
1988. aund the National Culture Centr~e. Gulyana. 1990). Tihe Jaguar
a\nd the Flute, Tlheatre Guild. Guyana. 1991 andi Epilepsia~ Nation~l
Cultural Centre, Guyana. May 2005. H-is books of poems inlclude
Glorianna. self-published. 1976. The Presence, pubhlishedd by
Roopnandan Singh, 1996, and Lotus in the Mudt, published, Paddy
Sheaves Books, New Yor-k. 2000. He also wrote three screecnplays



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Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007



FE SS no

By Norman Faria

When I lived in Toronto in
the 1970s, I worked part time
as a taxi driver to help pay my
tuition and other bills.One
night I jumped out of the car
to escape an armed robber.
Another time, I ended up be-
ing taken to a police station
for buying a bottle of whiskey
for a passenger,
Most times it was long
hours of driving for little pay
but there were also rewarding
I got the job as a cabbie (as
Canadians refer to a taxi driver)
in 1969. The hours worked out
well. Actually the night shift ran
from 1630 (4.30 pm) to ofte or
The morning.Friday and
Saturday nights were the real

money earners. Then you drove
12 hours per shift to catch the
party goers, night outers, bar
crawlers and general weekend
crowd, including shoppers.
I worked for several of the
city's cab firms but stayed the
longest with Diamond (it had a
diamond shaped plastic light on
the roof and the cars were
painted black and red. I also had
stint with Metro Cabs
(painted black and white). There
was a Yellow Cab company,
like in New York, but I never
drove with them.
Toronto's streets are well-
laid out and every house must
have a number, even on one side
and uneven on the other. There
is a guide book to find the loca-
tions and most passengers
would tell you the quickest way
if you didn't know. When I

started, I had to take a written
Now, 30 years later, I un-
derstand there is a refresher
course every three years,
The payment system for
the drivers was simple. You had
two choices. One was the meter
arrangement, whereby you
would give half of all monies
collected from the passengers
(popularly called "fares") to the
owner of the car who usually
had a whole fleet of them. Or
you could rent, or lease, the car
for the night at an arranged
price. When I got out in 1979
to return to the Caribbean, ev-
erybody was leasing the cars.
The reason for the shift to
renting was again simple.
By law, every time a fare
got into the taxi and the trip
commenced, you had to start the

meter (there was a little flag
shaped metal part sticking out
from it above the dashboard
where the roving inspector from
the Licensing Conunission could
see it). The meter was also con-
nected to the light on the roof
(When the meter was on the
light would go off).
Problem is, because of the
low pay, some drivers would
sometimes "forget" to put on
the meter and work out an ar-
rangement with the passenger.
When the meter readings were
checked at the end of the shift
back at the garage, those mon-
ies would not be recorded but
would go into the drivers' pock-
ets. Hence the shift by owners
to full leasing.
Taxi drivers got into a lot
of accidents and other diffi-
culties. It resembled the
mini-bus culture in Guyana
and Barbados in some ways.
The more passengers you
carried in your shift, the
more money you got. You
therefore found drivers
breaking all types of regula-
tions like making U-turits on
major thoroughfares to get to
a passenger on the other side
of the road. I made a few of
those turns myself.
The cabs had two-way ra-
dios connected to a central des-
patching office. They crackled
all the time, sending out loca-
tions for drivers nearest to

them. Sometimes drivers
booked way off location and got
tied up in traffic. It was a hustle.
The system encouraged drivers
to compete for passengers.
And that is why it took a
long time for them to get to-
gether and form some sort of
representative body to fight for
their rights. I was part time ,
though I also had other jobs in
between over nearly a ten year
But for full time drivers,
they had few benefits, includ-
ing retirement pensions or

holiday pay. By law, drivers
were "self employed". The
owners, wiho were well
organised in their Associa-
tion were seemingly making
all the money and security. I
must relate however that I
found Mr.Bell, the owner of
the Diamond cars at the ga-
rage out of which I drove, an
unusually considerate and
understanding person,
though facing the limitations
of the system.
In 1970, I got involved with
the "Taxi Workers Committee
for Organised Representation"
group. We tried to get the fel-
lows mnto a structured organised
positit n to rih for reforms W
Hall on Cecil Street. Of the guys
from the Committee, I remem-
ber only the name Norm
Trewer, a staunch Canadian
workng man. Whatever became

Things have changed 30
years later. While in Toronto a
couple years ago, a friend from
the early days, Barbadian-born
Owen Leach, took me around in
hi cab.t Oe if tw nw pcs

digital meter (no more loud tick-
ing). Owen is now a leader in the
Coalition of Concerned Taxi
Drivers. The advocacy group
has mobilized drivers around is-
sues such as limousine drivers
picking up passengers at hotels
and in city limits generally (The
Coalition feels this business
should go to the cabs). The
group was also involved in the
protest activity by 1500 driv-
ers on September 26th which
snarled traffic downtown to
send a message to City Hall
about long standing
Last Monday's strike by

. 5 i r cent of Nw York's tax
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Expression of Interest for Short Term Consultancy Services

TPhe Guvlana Riice De>Lvelopinent Boardi is c'har-ged by thl~e C'ARIFORUI.M,
the contractingt authority, with thec responsibility to conduct Research~ and
Ex3.tension act~ivitie~s ill Guyana~ with theC 11ilinncial] alssist~an~ce ti.l he EU-
fulnderd prograrmnlle 932:': ACPf~ RPR00 REG/i 7641/0~00 "Support- to tle.
CompFettit~ivlenes of the Rice Scutor i n the Ca ribbean.''

TI~he Guva~na Riice Deve\;ilop~ninent Boar-d (GRDBT)H has; been ~ontr1actedl to
Xc~uCUte 1110 activitles undcer the Research and Extenlsionn component in

As such, the GRKDB thru Guyana Research and Extension Management
11111 (fORER'll ) Wishes 10 invited qual i lle or Firms to exspress
inerelist to unlder1takte th~e fo~llowing tazsks.

1. Establishl seed compa~nics, coopera.Ltives and/or. org~a~nisat~ionls th~at
witili pur~chasc. register. bag, label and market ing o f seed for saleIc.
7, Ma1P and~ Cha~ractferize. commlerc~ial riice variet i~s in Guya~na.

3. Desk~to~p stutdies o~n value addedt and/or innov,\ativec pr.oduct` s
V:aildate~d Ih0 possible ~o~lmmereiahisatio:n lia(m thle bioml~ass of` the
rice Iplant 3nd/Or 1110 grain undter conditions thlat pr1eserves thie
COVironm~nt in its priflCtn STate.

F-urther- infotrmation can~ be obtatinedt froml (.RIEMU1_ Off'ice at 117 Cowa:~n
StreeL. IKing~ston. Geor(,ge'town. To ephone17 numllber1 722-248 / or e-mail us at

Xpre"~cssIi l 01` tnktcrt should be adre~frssed to Mr. Rick~y Roopchand.
T'logZrammc M~anager. ( luy1~13~ ReScarLh anld Exl~litenio Mfla~g mClcnt

Board. ) i 7 Cowan Streect. Kingstonl, Georgectown

1file cliOSing dtate forI Expression of, nrterecst November07.()7. 2007

~he Dentist Advises

I work for a small course company that offers several online courses that start a new session
every month, with the start
date being the third
Wednresqdaesof the mo e ks in
advance to take an hour ofl` at the .
end of the Monday of last-
mnonth's start week, to take my daug hle r I..rI herl ..n ~lca ch: p .J- n
My boss denied the request becau .. II \- ... .. 1 -La a- te. Tluml .h .r .I m .1 L
e-mail emphatically stating that no Innei l01 willl be: guenl Jlulang .,ten week. .
This was last month. This month another new mother in my department
took the actual start day completely off to take hecr daughter- to the doctor, for- a checkup and
shots. She was allowed to do this by our- boss.
Because of her denial for my hour's early leave. I had to reschedule mny daughter making her
two months late for this checkup and shots. This seems to be a double standard, and I am unsure
how to approach this issue.


Millie, a few years ago primatologists Frans de Waal and Sarah Brosnan reported an
experiment they did with capuchin monkeys. Capuchins like cucumbers but love grapes.
These capuchins were trained to exchange pebbles for food, and when one monkey got a
grape for a pebble, while another got cucumber, the second monkey was miffed. That mon-
key might throw the cucumber away or refuse to pay a pebble for it.
de Waal observed that we are taught to believe fairness is an idea introduced by wise men
"after ponder~ing right, wrong, and our place in the cosmos." Actulally. 1he idea mnay be wiredl into
our- genes. That's why you feel angr-y, insulted, andl embarrassed.
The question is, what to do about it? The standard advice says communication is the key.
Don't get em~otional, document what happened, and pick an oppor~tune time to discuss this with
your' boss. But if you felt youI could tallk to yourI boss. or. iif your companlly ha~d fir~m prIocedure.Cs,
you would no~t be writing.
Herec's th, problem. Shove the idea of fair- plaly into the face of someone who does not play
falir. and it icould backfire. Whistlebloweers don't usually get r-ewar-ded. They get sacked. A4nd
people who, hold grudlges remember- ever-y slight. everY roll of the eyecs. and cycry slow response
to, "I'm right aren't l?"
There ar~e only two good answers to unfair-ness in the workplace: rankL so high in the social
network you are protected, or- perform your job so wecll you are indispensable. You'd like to have
an hour--long bitchlest with your- girlfriend, dr-own your sorrows in chocolate cake, and then tell
yourl boss where to go. But you know that wonl I do auny goodl.
What1 will help is asking yourself the most bas~ic qluestions. Why dtid someone get a day' off
whenCI you coulld not1 get off` even for- an hour-? Arec you held in low esteem the~re? Arec the rules
qu~irky andl ca;priciouls? Is yourl boss ulnapproach;able?. Answercl those questions a~nd a strategy will

11 commuinica~tio~n is out of the question. makehc sur-e the favor~ed people don't know~ o~f y'our
rcsentmcnt and find an outlet for y'our aInger. W~e don't` normall~lly recommeIII nd thliS kind of feames-
ma~nship' because it comes with a h~igh emotional cost~. Unfa`~irnesa markes uls wear- even mor-e of a
ma~skedl face thaun we typically wcar- in public.
if` you aret deeply ulpset with what happened~ yet powerless to change it. youI have to get out
of that zone. Tonight insteadt of watching a mov~ie on television. spend two hIourIS w\orking our I
yourl resumec. looking at job postings. or upgrading yourt skills.
We have to react productively to the foibles of those in power. If you believe the chrf
will spit on your food if you send it back, the only power you have is not to go there again.


Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

Page V



should have at
least heard of
Ma substance
called fluoride. Toothpaste
manufacturers prominently
include the effects of fluoride
on the teeth in their
advertisements. But while
fluoride contained in
common toothpastes have
some cavity prevention
characteristics, there have
been recent advances in this
respect which prove to be
more efficient.
Fluoride has primarily been
utilized as an anti caries agent.

Fluoridated toothpastes are
probably the most commonly
used method of' caries
prevention and havec been cited
as one of the central factors
associated with world wide
decrease in caries prevalence.
The most commonly used
tluoride compounds arIe sodium
monofluorophosphate (MFP).
We who work in the Dental
Health Services of the Ministry
of Health utilize fluoridated
mouth-rinse in our school
Fluoride combines with a
mineral compound on the
surface of the teeth to for-m

fluoropatite which is
extremely resistant to the
corrosive action of the acids
produced in dental plaque.
The fluoride now being used
primarily reduces the
solubility of the enamel. But
this is clearly not enough to
ensure adequate oral health,
Extensive research has
demonstrated that a new
compound known as amine
fluoride combined with
stannous fluoride is superior
to compounds in most
toothpaste. It was shown that
stannous fluoride acts as an
antimicrobial agent which

not only slows down the
process of tooth decay but
also possesses an anti plaque,
contributing to prevention of
gingivitis. In effect, here is a
substance which promotes
and maintains the integrity
of the gums apart from the
When the experiment was
conducted the objectives
included studying the
effectiveness of the new
substance on three hundred
fifteen year school children. No
pre study cleaning were given,
no oral hygiene instruction was
offered and no close supervision
was followed during the trial.
The design was intended to
represent- conditions of the
general public as far as possible,
The teenage population was
chosen as these subjects are
known to often practice
inadequate oral hygiene,
experience gingivitis, but rarely
demonstrate symptoms of
periodontal (gum) disease.
Chlorhexidine mouth-r~inse

has been recognized in the
literantur~e as having optimal and
effective effect on the control
of plaque. gingivitis and
periodontal disease. However,
as a result of certain side
effects. including severe
staining, taste impairment and
strong anti-bacter-ial virulence.
chlorbexidine is usually
contraindicated for pr-olonged
daily usage.
Mouth rinses containing
the new compound have been
tested in numerous studies,
including among special care
patients, and it has been
demonstrated that their
effectiveness has been similar
to that of chlorhexidine,
without most of the side
effects and significantly less
In contrast to mouth rinses,

clinical studies observing the
amine-stannous fluoride
compound have observed no
staining problems. In addition.
it is chemically stable to roomn
temperature even after being
stored for two years.
Teenage participants at
baseline did not present
severe gingival pathology but
si general improvement in
gingival health was revealed
over the interventional
period. This meant that it
was the first time that any
toothpaste was proven to
actually cure any oral
disease. The significance of
this discovery represents the
beginning of a new and
exciting era for dental public
health and we who work in
this field are~striving to keep

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Closing date for applications is November 5, 2007.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators

ps.' Friday, October 19, 2007 -Thursday, October 25, 2007
Buying Rate Selling Rate
Balnk of Baroda 0.0200.00 2 06.00 206~.00
133ank of Nova3 Scotia .1500 18.0 206.(50 206.00
C:'itncls Bank 19.0200.0) .203.25 20)5.25
Demelrlcgrla nilank 19.0 19.002.0)0 203.001
CjUTI 19.0 19'7.00 ..0(4.00 205.00
14801L. 9. 20o 202.oo 206.oo
Hankrl .IIrazg( 195S.3 19.c 203.SS 21o.21i

Non bankl C'umbios Av\\. (5 largest) 19.9 -23.08

1300 Weigjhte~d Avera.;ge Exchange Rate: USS 1.00( =- GS2032.45

B. C'ranadianI D~ollar

Huntrr h e~lragec 16,3.6; 1 / 7.50 182.5 186.

C'. Poundlc Sterling

Hank~n we 30.93 76.4< 95 4114./11

E. Seletedl Ca;ricoml Exschange F. L.IBOR iSSj G. Prime Rate
Rates L~ondon Inlterbank Offered
Ratle for ThurI.. OCt. I s. 200(7
'res <;s )
13do~S as 02.5 months 5.()7s75"o L's .
.IS asII 4.-IC I \car -I.aSano"; Guyana ( 14.09~'!
ECS S (17.80

Source: I nternat i on!al Department. Bank of Guvana.


Sunday Chronicle October 28, 200_

undoubtedly suffering from a

Ilh 2of Nov r u 50
pair his physical and mental
However, the Court held

Justice Kenneth Stoby
(who later became Chancellor of
the Judiciary) had granted judg-
ment in favour of the woman on
September 20, 1954, following
a three-day hearing in the mat-
ter of the estate of Kaulessar,
The plaintiff, litu, the
brother of the deceased, sought
to propound a will dated 31st
March, 1950, under which he
was appointed executor, and
claimed that a will dated 17th
November, 1950, under which
the defendant was named execu-
trix was not the true last.will
and testament of the deceased.
According to the facts of
the case, the testator had re-
garded the defendant as his
wife for a long number of
years and ivas alleged to have
made a small bequest to her
in the will of March 1950
which was not produced as it
was said to have been de-
stroyed by the defendant. It
was said that Kaulessar was

that the testator's poor health
and the making of a will in the
presence of the beneficiary
shortly before his death w~ere
circumstances which should ex-
cite the vigilance and suspicion
of the Court, but the evidence
was satisfactory that the will of
the 17th November, 1950, was
not executed through undue in-
in delivering judgment for
the plaintiff, the judge noted
that the defendant had lodged in
the Supreme Court Registry a
will dated the 17th November
1950, which she alleged was the
last will and testament of
A caveat (warning) was en
tered by the plaintiff, but no
appearance was entered to the
warning. The caveat was cleared
off at the- expiration of six
months. The normal course
which an action of this kind
should take was not followed,
Justice Stoby had said as he
criticized the way ill which the

ter six months as the caveator
did not enter an appearance to
the warning. .
According to the judge, for
some reason not clear from the
evidence, probate of the will
was delayed and on the tl th
August, 1951, the plaintiff filed

dated 31st March, 1950.
(b) That the will
dated 17th November, 1950,
was not executed in accordance
with the provisions of the Wills
Ordinance Chapter 148, alter-
natively it was executed because
of undue influence. .
(c) That probate of
the will of the 31st of March,
1950, should be granted or al-
ternatively a declaration that the
deceased died intestate.
Gomng on, the judge pointed
out that the plaintiff is the
brother of the deceased and
would be entitled to a share of
the estate in the event of an in-
After the defendant entered
appearance to the writ of sum-
mons, the plaintiff filed his
statement of claim and included
for the first time an allegation
that the deceased was totally
incapable of executing~ or mak-
ing a will on the 1L7th Novem-
ber, 1950.
The defendant, the judge
said, did not press for particu-
lars of either the alleged incapac-
ity or undue influence, but .was
content to traverse the allega-
tions in the statement of claim

and counterclaim for probate of
the later will.
The result of the omission
to ask for .particulars was that
the defendant had no knowledge
of the nature of the conduct al-
leged by the plaintiff to amount
to undue influence, nor of the
substance of the case intended
to be relied on for proof of in-
Justice Stoby added, Al-
though in this colony there is
no equivalent of the English
Order XIX 25A which com-.
pels a defendant raising the
issue of incapacity or undue
influence to state the sub
stance of the case in which ii
is intended to rely and which
precludes the~ case being set
down for hearing until the
rule is complied with the
Court has the power to order
particulars by virtue of Order
-17 Rules 7 and 8. Had the
normal course of entering
appearance to the warmngn
been followed, the present
plaintiff-would have been the
defendant ,and As the Sn-
preme Court in the absence

Please see page VII

Plaintiff 's pleadings were
Lawyers Dban Happen and
S.D.S. Hardyal had appeared for
the plaintiff, while R. Matadial
represented the defendant.
Delivering his judgment
after a three-day hearing,
Justice Stoby said that on the
22nd November 1950 ,one
Kaulessar died at No. 79 Vil-
lage, Corentyne, Berbice.
The defendant who had
been living with him as his wife
for years lodged in the Supreme
Court a will dated 17th Novem-
ber, 1950, which she alleged was
the last will and testament of the
On the5th February, 1951,
she filed along with the will the
relevant documents to lead to a
grant of probate .
Apparently, a caveat was
entered but was cleared off af-

his writ of summons claiming
(a) That he is the
executor under the last will and
testament of the deceased
Kaulessar and that the will is

Page 6 & 23 p65

Page VI

widow of Berbice sue
cessfully proved to the
ICourt that the last will
of her late reputed husband
Kaulessar, dated November
17, 1950, was properly ex-

by the plaintiff Jitu, brother
of the deceased.

COurt said challenged

W1l WRS properly

execwed b wi.





Workers Alliance, show's similarities of difficulties andi in~justice~s falced by? drivers in
the tw~o cities, say informed observers.
As in New York;. the over-whelming Inudior~it of tut\i drliver~s in Torlonto are rIcc~nt ilnunigrantls.
par-ticular-ly f~rom Mid East coulntrie~s and. say!s Owecn. this br-ings in th racial stere~otypin .
As in Guyanla. taxi drivers risk their hve's on the job. Dur-ing my timel. there.C wereI` 1nl't n
Securllity camleras in the cabs, but these have been now installed because of' several mnurders of
driver-s in last two dec~des. When I drove, people would sit in front with the drivers: Conversa-
tions were pleasant and even the slightly inebriated had a word for you --though sometimes you
had to clean up after them.
Even the women chatted and, in those carefree pre-AIDS days as a young bachelor. things
clicked and you even went out with a few of them.
I got taken' to the police station (#52 Division then located at University and College)
when I' went into a Liquor Control -Board outlet to buy a bottle of whiskey for an elderly
man- who had flagged-me down. I had just started driving and I didn't know it was frowned
upon by. the- police under the province's strict liquor regulations.
Apparently the m~an~ had been previously refused service at the outlet. The cops were wait-
ing outside mn an unmarked car. They had a job to do but soon to be on my way without .
charge. I can t reinember what. became of the whiskey.
The time I got held up-was when a passenger in the front seat held his hand under
his coat and indicated he had a gun. He wanted to go to Hamiliori, a town about a. hun-
dred miles west on Highwvay 4011. Shortly after getting on the highway, I made an excuse
that something was wrong with the front tyre. I stopped, got out and bolted. An hour later
I went back agnd he was gone.
Most drivers didn't report such things to the police (1 didn't) It rneant lost earnings for the
night. You also le'arnt toavo~id falling for the trick when a fare would try and go into an apart-
ment building saying he/she: was gohiig, for the~ money. (You either went with them ori nade then
double check their pockets).
Yes, I once got a passenger jump In the back seat aind shout "Follow that cabin front, drivers
:". Just like in the movies. It turned out he had been shadowing his girlfriend who was widit;
'another manr
The two most extraordinary persons I picked up were renowned Canadian folk singer Gor-
.don Lightfddit (1 had been to one of his concerts at Massey Halland, still, have one qf'his LPs),
and tle.'"People's Poet" from Newfotindland province, Milton Acorn.
All in all, I don't have any regrets about taxi driving in.CIoronto. It was sometimes stressful,
especially in the beginning. You listened to the radio for locations, panned the sidewalks for
pickups, all the while keeping an eye out for other drivers crashing into you. For a year, that was
the only time I smoked (Players was iny brand). .
Good sense prevailed but then I read somewhere that driving around Toronto, and its environs
all day, with all its exhaust fumes and general pollution, was the equivalent of smoking a pack and
half of tar, carbon and other unhealthy substances.
You could be isolated, some would say almost a voyeur, as you hustled'around on your
own. But you still interacted with people. I still remember my working and -studying days
among the kindhearted and generally good Canadian people.

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Pa e Vll

From page VI
of Probate Rules follows ~
,the English practice, the
-~Court of its own motion may
,have insisted on more de-
tailed pleading.
"l.n order to prove the
testator's incapacity and also
that unidue influence was exer-
cised, the plaintiff called Dr.

th mater i shu is nic n los
"I attended Kauless o the
15th November,. 1950 atnmy
then surey Sp lngands.. He
was accompanied by the defen-
dant. Others accompanied them
but I cannot remember who
they were. I examined him. His
feet were swollen, he was in a
, generally~ emaciated condition.
,Very weak physically. On ex-
amiliation I found he had an en-
Slarged heart with incompetence
:of the aortic valbre: In additioIX,
.he was a chromei brnchitic and
both lungs hadi begths to show .
signs of congestion- *
fininosne a nothun jomidno
nmn to fail. I formedglie omn-
Sion that his life wyould'bevery
short. I do not remebt if I
told that to anyone. Congesition
Sof lungs may ti calledd pneurto-
nia but pneumonia is a very
broad term. I was requested\ to
"make.a will by, I think, the de-
fceased. I would not be 100 per
cent .certain that -the deceased
asked me but I am certain that I
was as d. .
S'That is not an uncommon
~request made to Government
:Medical Officeirs in outlying
.districts. I did dot make the
Will. It is not my practice to
make a will if a J. P..(Justice of
.the Peace) lives nearby or a
lawyer is available; the other

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reason for not making a will in
this case is because I formed the
opinion that the physical and
mental state of the patient was
such as to impair the clarity of
his thinking,
"Congestion of the apices
of both lungs is more often than
not the most fatal of all the con-
ditions' which affect the lung.
An apical infection seems to
have a greater impairment of the
n'entaliconidition than others.
"If I were told that on the
17th.N~ovember, 1950, a will
was made by Kaulessar, I
would: say that he could not
~have been better that when I
saw himIni ut~y opinion, his
mental i~ondition on the 17th
could hot have been better
than on the .1th' and as in
my opinion he coulld not
make will on the: 15th', I do
not think he cosild have
made a will- on the 17th....not
with clarity and precision. -
. "(le died on the 22nd. I ex-
pected~ him ro die wh Ilbin a week
of my seeing himt. Hi-- heart
must have failed and it could
only fail from byackward pres-
sure of the hillg and liver. Aper-
.son in that state is amenable to
almost any, suggestion. He
would acquiesce much quicker any .suggestion than if he
were not in that state. He
would~ be loathe to offer argu-
ment which might entail oppo-
sition, because of physical em-
barrassment" the doctor is re-
;ported to have said according to
the judgment of Justice Stoby.
Despite the doctor's testi-
mony and the evidence of wit-
nesses for the plaintiff, the
Court` rejected the evidence
of the plaintiff and held that
there was no undue .influ-
ence on the part of he-defen-

The court concluded that
there was nb will of IMarch
1950 in existence and the cir-
cumstances surrounding the ex-
istence of the November will
must be viewed in that light.
Justice Stoby after taking
all th~e circumstances into
consideration added, "Since
there is no evidence Of fraud,
the plaintiff must persuade
me that there was coercion on
the part of the defendant if
the will in her favour is to be
set aside.
"When a will is; made by a
person in poor health, shortly
before his death and in the pres-
ence of the beneficiary I am pre-
pared to hold that the Court's;
Svigilance and suspicion ought to
be excited. :
"This does not mean that a
man, conscious of impending
. death cannot. leave all his
worldly possessions to his wife
and cannot makte his will in her
"It'is- in the normal course
of nature for a minn to wish to
leave his wife or the woman he
:regards as his wife secure from
the ravages of poverty. and its
consequent suffering.
"fBut when he has not
beenn prudent -enough to
translate his intention into
Writing at a time when his
health is robust and his men.
tal faculties unimpaired,
then I apprehend. it is the
Court's duty to scrutinize
the evidence' carefully to en-
sure -that the testator was not
coerced into an act of which
he would have i-esisted had
-his health not broken down"
Justice Stoby had said, before
awarding judgment to the de-
fendant wife, with costs.

P; I..

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that ecfforts to locate th7em have been fultile. T'he following p rsons or
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identification NJJumber: (TIN). This law requires anyone who
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any public corporation, or the Centr-al Bank, to have a TIN'.

woman never knows or sus-
"et hng anddcart eon as

selfish hurtful option, but I dare
say that is not your style.

In -a mess with his

.. ~Question
IVy -lo ely boyfriend of six
nioriths has asked me to inarry
him. However, I'm in love with
my ex and I sleep 14ith him from
time to ltime. If miy boyfriend

keeep yI ~ds nf'ys ex
I have know him for 7 ~years
ad 1hiv noe iterei s ed
though I get on better with him.
I am too scared to ask myex for
a-relationship, in,case he turns
me down. What should I do?


Dear Sharon
If your current boyfriend
were not sb besotted with you,.
T ld say c yt on as -you are. But
. you ar~e in:the pgacess of trash-
ing another pers n's life; some-
thing will have to be done. It's
only a shame that science isn't
advanced enough to splice these
Stwo boyfriends! together, be-
cause then you'd have what you
Vhich I suppose means
That one of them, at least, has
to go. Your boyfriend must be
Sput out of his misery. ~That
doeshi't meali telling him the
whole- truth bhut you can't let
him labour on under the
naisednception that you have
seribus intentions towards
himl The ex sollmds like he's

Pl ase turn to page XI

Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

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I am sure most of you.know
that I am Editox in Chieffor
SHE Caribbean Magazine. I
get lots of mail every week
anid yesterday I was clearing
my~ desk and as you do, I put
papers that related to specific

topics in its own pile. This
morning I was going through
them and realized the biggest
pile wuas from women with
giroblems, dileminas, and
worries - whatever you want
to call them. Most are based

on lack of self-bsteem when
it comes to deaihg with men,
Oh boy I sigh 4,nor maybe I
should have isedthe term
'Oh Man' lus pad.

So in this. jveek's column, I

few of
Ird he

have decided to answer a
'these questions. I am su
problem and answers will many women today
ever you are in the Caril
Hopefully it will give th
reading this column some
ity of the way ~women thil
the way some of them ma
to-cause the problems.

A dishonorable a

I recently slept wi
friend's boyfriend. We ag
didn't mean anything i;
keep it secret, although
since phoned a few tithl
chatted for hours. We get
ally well and talk openly
everything. I'd like to E
this aya ~but he wants
with 14e. I thinkI feel Ih
viay. l've asked him' npt
ish w'ill her for me, a's I
want to see her. hurt.
wonder if he's doing this j
the chase and that, if we (
get together, he would
faithful although' I k
would' t be faithful to hi
self. What should I do?

'Kim, you're abad, ba
Yod should try and get
Jerry Springer Show an
you could surprise your
with your little 'secret' (
television. That -way, w
get to enjoy watching yo

ing your hair pulled, and cheer.
What on earth are you thinking

winerk The only possible excuhse
bb~ean. for sleeping \Writh your friend's -
y, boyfriend is the _stock phrase
Sca 'but I love hini'. That is not the
nk and case here you are not even
ly help planning on being serious or

iKIM nogs tt al, e y enxckept o s
that you don't trust h m. HE
fa r ie sould not urust idhe ro
thmyIt's laughing matter that
;reed it IO sare ug ng thsman notu t
and to "i wt o fin eas
h he's you 'don't want to see iter
es and hurt.' But your best joke, by
on re- far, is when you say that what.
about you like about your relationship
kepi with him is that you're both so:
to be (open' about everything. Get
e ae real.
to~a fi- he f~sirst inthat needs t
i o',happen is that your putative
I also. boyfr~iend ends his relatidnshiP
just for with your former friend i- for
did not non-specific reasons. Then, yo i
beu- have to distance yourself froni
owI your friend because you must
mm-not continue to dishonior her in
this way. After that, you cain
give it a go with him. ~Youlobvi -
KIM ously have doubts about hhn, so ~
see what they amount to wNhen .
.there are only the two o~fyou
dgr. involved, without the diktrac-
on the tiob of a thirr' narty to hide be-
Id then hl ihrh bthd
friend Eihrta or you bt ie
oh live yo' guilty n sdeeds in a place
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,uhv ce; all pr Ite contact with
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unday Chronicle October 28, 2007

Page IX

Hope you have written your Composition.
SPlease let your teacher check it for you.

2 What was his bago made from?
(A) rope (B) straw (C) silk (D) hide

Responses to last week.
Exercise 1.

1. has shot 2. has gone

3 Where did he fasten the meat?
(A) on his back (B) on his head
(D) on his feet

(C) on his head

3. has blown

4. have torn

4 Merchants are
(A) robbers (B) traders

5. have shaken .

(C) helpers

(D) sailors

Exercise 2.

5. Seize means
(A) grab (B) eat (C) lift

Write a composition on the topic
Discuss with your peers
How to fry fish

(D) fasten

1. had come 2. had seen

-3. had eaten

4. had removed

5. had made.

Exercise .3.

Loyally busily extremely rapidly usually peacefully

Exercise 4.
(a) soon (b) yesterday (c) early (d) fast

(e) well

Let's look at ADJECTIVES.

Adjectives are words which describe or modify a noun or pronoun.
Yellow flower delicious food
Loud music sour tamarind
Tall tree fat pig
Three goals several birds

Sometimes more than one word may be used to describe the noun.
A brave, strong soldier a kind, considerate man
An honest, hard working pupil a diligent, humble student
A wet, foggy weather an old, pale beggar

Exercise 2
Underline the adjectives in the sentences
1. She was bitten by a venomous snake.
2. Joel drank pure orange juice.
3. It was a clear, beautiful night.
4. Father is a dependable man.
5. There are three passengers in the car.
6. The quick yellow bird flew off the tree.

Now we are going to look at Proper Adjectives
Proper Adjectives are formed from a proper noun.
Proper adjectives begin with a capital letter.
Brazilian footballers American soldiers
French sailors English ships


1. d '


Comparison of Adlverbs
This week we are going to' continue with .Adverbs
Most adverbs can be compared: The word 'more' and 'most' are used to ex-
press comparative and superlative.
We use' the comparative form of the adveib to compare two actions.
We use Superlative fornt of the adverb to compare more than two actions

Positive Degree Comparative Degree

most quickly
most sweetly
most kindly
most beautifully
most wisely
most cautiously

more quickly
more sweetly
more kindly
more beautifully
more wisely
more cautiously

quickly .

Some irregular comparison of adverbs




Exercise 1
Use the correct comparative or superlative form in the following sentences.

1. Which goes, y tulrtle or a stiail? (slowly)
2. The children sang of all. (sweetly)
3. Of the two athletes, John played _______. (willingly)
4. Ron ran of aib the athletes. ((Quic'kly)

Until now I had looked on the valley as my gravee, for I had seen no possibility of
leaving it alive, but now I began to devise a means of escape. I started to pick up all
the largest diamonds I could find, and stored them in the leather bag which had pre- .
viously held my provisions. This I tied securely to my belt. Then I found a large piece
of meat which I had fastened to my back with my turban which I had unwound. I
lay down upon my face and awaited the' coming of the eagles. Soon I heard the
flapping of their mighty wings above me, and felt one of them seize the meat and
me with it, and rise towards his nest, into which he dropped me. The watching mer-
chants cried out, scarilig away the bird, and their aritazement was great when they
discovered me in the nest, upon their arrival there to collect jewels, as usual.

Choose the correct answer
1. What did the author believe would happen to him in the valley at first?
(A) he would be rescued (B).he would grow rich
(C) he would die (D) he woiald catch eagles

Proper Adjectives

Proper Noun

Underline the proper adjectives in the following sentences
1 The Australian cricketers were happy over the victory.
2 The hostess served Italian wine.
3 German cars are very expensive.
4 Chinese proverbs are well known all over the world.
5 Mexican dancers occupied the stage.

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Let's Review:

= equal tofind sum addr
+ plus mreanls add *to find diffrerence subtmrac
means mrinrs or subtract *tofind pmrodct- murtiply
xv means murltipliedl by to fin~d qurotierit ditide
+ meants divide b~y

Hope ,you had a wonderful time with numbers.
We wiillnow move on to Fractions.
I am sure you have done fractions before in your class. If yoti haven't I am celntain that you have
.shared something at home with your family or your friends at school.
What is a fraction?
A fraction is a part of a whole.
Diagram 'A' is divided into two equal parts. The part shaded is V/2. This fraction is named a half.

Diagrm 'B' is divided into three equal parts. The part shaded is This fraction is named two

Diagram 'C' is divided~into four- equa~l pinils. Do you know what ninle is given to the shaded area'!

Responses to last week.
Exercise 1.


To multiply

eg. 6 x2= 12

1 (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 3 (e)

2. (a) 2.4 (b) 46 (c)4.6 (d) 6.2

(f) -9

9 (f)4

(e) 9.2

What is the product of 6 and 2?
What is 6 times 2?

6 x2= 12
6 x 2=12

Exercise: A

Exercise 2.
1. Find the product of 7 and 14.
2. What is the product of 28 times 97 '
x 4

1. 3, 20, 6, 8, 9. .
2. 7, 12, 61, 58, 15, 60.
3. x, xx, .xix, XL, LX, C, XC.
4. (a) v (b) ix (c) xc (d) XL (e) xxi.
5. (a)xiv (b) ix (c) xc (d) xxi (e) Li
6. (a)xxili (b) CLXXXV '(c) iC.
7. (a) xxxy (b) iviL (c) L (d) xxxix (e)XC

Let's try these.

* Sunday *Thursday *6th 15th 30th 32nd

3. What is 44 x 7?
4. Multiply 16 by 6.

Any number multiplied by zero (0) gives zero (0) as the answer.
Eg: 2 x 0 = 0 12 x 0 = 0 210 x 0 = 0 429 x 0 = 0
SThe sign of division is ( + ). The answer for a division problem is called the quotient.
Q To find the quotient of two numbers you must divide.
(t Parts of a division problem:


Outent &Reanr
Divisor ~I\Dividend


For you to do.

1. 16i2. 25. 3. 49 4. 144 5. 196 6. 324
7. 441- 8. 576 9. 676 10. 784

We will continue with numbers.;

To square a number it is multiplied by itself; for example;
11ie square of 6 is represented as 6' = 6 x 6 = 36
What is 8 8 x 8 = 64

eg. 80 +5

. -I-~

'I~y these:
1. 905 +
\ . 2. What is the quotient of 84. and 6?
;. 3. What is the quotient when 416 is divided by 4?
4. Find thie quotient of 360 alnd 9. .

':.::Check your ariswer with.your friends.
1.' 18 2 24 3. 104
Guess you have all, correct. Well done!! ?

Exercise 3.
Circle -the letter with the correct response.
r. 714 i7 (A) 12 (B) 102 (C) 120 (D) 98
~2. Whait is the quotient of 432 and 8?
(A) 14 (B) 25 (C) 45 (D) 54
3 ;Find the quotient of 6 633 and L-l?
S'(A) 63 (B) 603 (C) 6603 (D) 663
4. How many times. can 12 go into 960?
~(A) $0 (B) 28 (C) 18 (D) 8
5. How many times is 16 contained in 480?
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 15

Try these. .
9 1 19 1620' 25
Congrats }i \ou have; 81, .132, 169, 256;- 400, 625.

The square roor of a nume~ral` ik i nuineral that is multiplied by itself to give the number. Eg. The .
square rool of 49 is represented ai 49.The square root is 7

To find the square roor of a number, eg ~132
1. Pair the number from your right
2. Find a number that when squared it give you the number or one that is closest to the num-
ber L ~~121

3: Yoju; thn doubile the quoient, in this case its (1), double I and its 2 and bring down the pair
of number. the new number to wo~rk with Iis 21.
4. l'ou then rr\ number that wlwhcn placed by the doubled quotient and multiplied by the same
number \iill gile yo~u the number In this case it is 1.


21: 00
Lets look another example.

4. 40

(D) 30

2 576-
44 1 7

xxx -

~1576 = 24
(i) 4~84

(i) 22

(ii) ~529

(ii) 23. Well done!

Now try these with your friend.

Did you get these responses. -

Exercise 1
Circle the letter that has the correct response.
1. The square of 10 is ......
(A) 10 (B) : 0 (C) 50 (D) 100
2. The sq~uare root of a certain number is 225. What is the nulmbel?

3. WhaA is te sq r c ot oC)31254'? )
(A) 9 (B) 18 (C) 24 (D) 32
4. What is the sum of the squares of 7 and 127 a
(A) 19 (B) 84 (C) 93 (D) 19)3
5 10a24
(A) 24 (B) 23 (C) 32 (D) 52

Nlow we will go to Mlultiplication andt D~ivisions

We have p~reiously Ilookedl a~t Aditio~n and Subtra~ctionl it; ;e ~haud!~ know\ the ilessi 'sum ~
aundd'~if~~iernce'. .

Yes. it is a quarter.

' A fraction has two parts.
: The uppelr part' i' nalmel the nuimerator and~l the lower part is namlnclthe denomninator

7 tienominn~lor

11ultiplicati on ~~ III! II,.:

n .inpi n an inmu: P

Thei den~iomlinator te~ll u\ of` the, nut

Neut wee wc<\e wrill con~tinurc w\ith :

of' partls inito which thec \iholei is dividedi~t: c. 2/5 of thec


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Essequtibo.RHegion 3.

II. Construction of 300mrr Riip Rtap Riverf Dcfenlces at L: Rietraite.We~stsnt Ban

Decme~~rara Riegion! 3.

iII. 'onlstruction orf 120m R~ip, Rap River Dflenlc~es art iltevingtWeL'st Bankrll Denterar-:,

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IV. Scourr Pro~tectionl Wo'rkts at Henrie-itta, Leguan. Rl*.ha -;1 3.

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1'll. Cotnstrulctionf of Gabiotn B1skiet G~roynes art Riverv-iewt f, ssquibot Ri\ er-Regfiont

]. idirjng win he co~ndulcctd throuigh the N:1Iionall C~om~peitive Bicfding (NC`m)
proce~durecs, jpecified in the Procur~ment Ac~t 2003j and is open to all biddler~. subject to
prov"isions o`Sec~tion Ill (Eigible Couintriies) ofuthis dfocumenc~rt.

3. Interecslted eligible bidders may obtaini lillrther in fo~rrmtat ion f i~rom Prolject- M;anager,
Guyana Sea Defence~s-Emt~eirecy Works Pr~oject at For~t Str~eet. Kingston,

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4. Qualifications reruir-lemems includes: Contractol,, srsouldl
ha ve:
hetkntcstih fiiasza/cp ihntels w er
Annua~ritur,novero!G'~bS2million inanyo: cf h thesi threcream~~i

5. All bids must be accomtpanie d by~ valid NIS and r;RA c~omlpliantce

6. A omnpletrlet of Bidding Documents mnay be purchased by interested bidders o the
,uomission of a wrirtten Application to the: address stated in ItemN 3 abo,,e and upon
payment of a non-re~fimndable f~ee of five t-housan~d dollars(G 9500)0.00). Thelc method
of payment will be cash-. Th:e Bidding D~ocumnents Shold)It be dieposited.' in !!I;' tender"
bo~x at the following address: The Chairman, Niat~ionall Procuremlent andi Tendecr
Administration. Ministry of Finance, Main &t Urquhart St reets, Georgetown.Tlhe
name of the project should be in the uppe~r- left-handi corner o fthe envoclope.

7- BS~idns m be dleliverred to the address stated ini Item 6 abovec at or. before 09:00h on
Tfuesdayv, November 13,2097, E~lectronilc b~iddcing "sha~ll nrc ~ be permrritted. L~ate bids
will be rejected. Bids w\ill be opened; physicallyy inl thle presence oft~he bididers'
representatives who choose to atte~nd in perlsonl at ther ilddress Item~ 6i above at 09:00h
on TuesdayNovember13. 2007.

8. All bids shairl' 'be accolmpanie d by at "HidlSecurrity"as stated! in lITH 17.1

". T~he Mfinistry ol` Public Works and ('onunun~tli~icatios rcse~rves~ thec right to accept or1
rejetct any or ll31 Bidz without aIssigrning reasonn!s) for- such1 reijction.

10). A\ Pre-Bidi Meetting w-ill be held on Oc~tober 23. 2007 inl the Boarrdroom of the Gjuvana
Sea ~e fenice at Go':00h.

Balr-aj Bairamt
Per-manent Secrettary-

LOAN NVO. 15483-SF-G Y

Applications are invi~ted fro~m suitiably qualitiled person to till the follow~ingr Vacancy
existmgt at thei R~eional Heahth Autho~i~ty (RHA) Region 6

lichnicael .5upnport Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

Tfhe Tfechn ical Supp~ort Officer is responsible for the maintenance of the KReional Hiealth
Authonty'ts (RHA) Health Information Sy~stem (HIS) and Managementn Inf'onnation
Systems (MIS) and related Infor~mation and C'ommunicatio~n Te~chnotlog~y (ICTI)
equ ipment and infrastructure and also to provide technical support to end users.

Qualifiications, K~nowledge and Experience:

D~iploma in C:omnpute~r Scien~ce from the Untiversity of Gu~yalna or any? other
recognized institution al~ong: with~ three (.3) yearst post qualitication experience
working in a PC and network troubleshootinlg and support env ironmelt.


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Icstfor 41vcur psrqi!n'iib:lation exuperien~ce: w< 1 and network r
pponY., L1~)( 1 en\viro~nment,

D~etailedi Teirmns of Referen e tor this p1osition7 can be obtainedl from, a.; ndi ap]liatio~s
addrcssedl to:

Health Secto~r Developmenit Unlit
G.eorgetown P'ub~li Hfospital (comnpound~
fast~ Sitreet, Georgetown.. Gjuyana

Deadline foI r sbmissionl of` app~licationls is Wednlesday~ 31 O?~ctober. 20)07 at 15:3).
O)nly short-lisited applicatio ns w\ill be acknowledged.

Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

past. Now he's with you.
and its you he loves. The
fact that you know that
you're feeling madly inap-
propr-iate and having illogical
thoughts is where you're get-
ting yo1r low' Self-eSteein
(Andl by the way. self-es-
teemn is not a permianent state
but a fluctuating one that de-
pends on your circuml-
stances. So don't write your-
self off as someone who suf-
fers in an unusual or termi-
nal way.) -
What this kind of obses-
sionl illustrates is that you re-
ally care about this manl to

..: feek.des- .....ring.r teats woman. My part-


operate to protect what you've
got with him. You are also in-
venting a problem to protect
yourself from your own in-
tense feelings. What would
you do if you didn't have her
to think about?' You'd have to
concentrate onl what's really
important i.e. youur re~lationl-
ship with him.
Because the ex is. in your
words strikingly gor~geous` she
is perfect fo~dder for- displa~ced
angst. I had one of those. Mine
was a~n aspiring model! I us~d
to collectc photographs of her
and hide them~ away. guiltily.
But. unlike you. I dlidn`t keep
mly conlsuming hatrledl to mysellf.
G~irL. you have an impressivec
amount of self-control to be
able to resist constantly refe-

ner was not so lucky.
This is what you need to re-
mnember: your boyfrietnd is not
hankerring after this w~oman. She
isn't trying to steel him back.
Howcver gor-geous or talentercd
she was. it didn't work out be-
twee~cn the~m. Helc movedl on.
My\ own obsession wore
off. eventually. It just died a
natural death. W:hen I felt
more secure and confident I
even let the ex come round to
our house once and my part-
ner fell asleep? on the sofa
w\hile she was telling one of
hier long and tedious stories.
She may hlave been a beauty
buy boy she was a bore.

Look out for PrtI II of
Tr`Ioulh e in Para~dise next weekL~

From page VIII

doing to you what you are
doing to your current -
looking for some ego
stroking. You don't say
what's happened over the past
7 years but if you are still too
scared to talk to him about
having a serious relationship,
it must be because you think
he'd say no.
Still. in matter-s of' the hear1.
it's betterl to stick, to the one
you're ini love with. Let the nice
guyV down1 lightly and see if you
call get anywhere with the ex.
That way. youI put some hon-
esty back ilato your life and an
innocent bystander isn't pun-
ishcc forl aIS mess not o his own

My boyfriend still sleeps
wIith his ex!

i've been seeing my partner
for 10 months. He lives with his
ex-girlfriend as a lodger, but I've
just found out that he still shares
a bed with her, though he says
there is nothing sexual between
I am not su~re that I believe
him. All through our relation-
ship. he points out women he
thinks are good-looking and

mankes comment
appearance. He st
when a pretty wol
the TV and could
ing at my sister's
he met her! I a
Should I tr-y ald
this relationship?

s about their I've been with my partner
macks his lips for about a y'ear- now and w\e are
man comes on cr-azy about each others. Uinfor-
In't stop look- tunately. I ha~ve a problem he
breasts when doesn't know about I'm ob-
.m confuSed. Sessed w~ith his ex. She is a
make a go of srknlgreu~aetdi-
te~lligent w'omaun and I feecl like 1
can't compele. I k-now he loves
GEORGINA me to bits and wouLldcn't go ba~ck
to her. but knowing that he's
been with her befCore me. make

mle feel inferior aundl miserale. l c
I've always hadr a~ low self-es-
teem. but I want to get this
problem solvedl because it s
drliving me mad. I aum only 23.


Darling Lorraine
Don't be ashamed.i We've
all been there and got the I-shirt.
Obsessing about your
boyfriend's ex is a sort of r~ite
of passages that ever-yone goes
throughI at your age and then
grows out of because it is a
bit silly.
What you are experienc-
ing is a combination of jeal-
ousy and insecurity. It twists
you all around and makes
you f~eel ghastly. Objectively,
youI know you're being stu-
pid. Youlr boyfriend was
with this woman -in the

Oh Georginla
l'd be really wary of this
guly. I findl it highly ulnlikely that
lie's sharing a bed with an ex-
girlfrieind and still being faithful
to you. Have you ever tried to
call him f~or a love talki in the

I silent- mode! I also find it wor-
rying that he's putting you
dlown so much.
Lose this relationship girl
and for a while put your- energy
in7to building your own esteem
and confidence andr wa~it to form
another relationship until you're
ready forl a man who values you
amd treats you well.

Obsessed with
Stunning ex



Page XI

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The4 HealtG e r1~I Progrirne
IDB oan #9 1548,51F- GI.
The Surpply of Medical Equripmtenr ~and related Srca ~cc
For the Linrden hosprifal Complex
1. This Invritation for Bids follow-s the Gemnel Procurtement Notice for this Pro~ject that
appeauredinlDevelopment Business, issue no.322-695/1 5 of March 2005

2. The Government of Guyana has recived finatncing from the Inter-American
Developmentt Banlk towt-ard the cost ofThe He rakh Setor Proranmand it intends to apply part of the
proCCeeds ofThiis loan to paymemns under the Contract for The Supply of Medic~al Equipmntr, and
related Seric~es.( inlst atllcomission andtmaimrain).

3. The Ministry of Health invites sealed bids from eligible and qualitled bidders fior T'he
supply, installation and commissioning of medical equipment for the Dispensary, Emergenmcy,
(CUl~. in-Patient. La~boratory.Obstetries. Pediatries.O)PD. Rehabilittion and Radiology units.

4. iddcing wrill be conducted through the Ilternational Competlitive Bidtding (ICB8)
pr-ocedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank's Policies for the Pr~c~u-rement of'
Wor~lks andJ Goods finance by the Inter-American Development Bank., and is o~pen to all bidders
from1 Eli iible SourIce'C`oun~triesas defined inl the Policies.

5. nlterestedi eligible bidders may obtain filnrthr information from Thet Health Sectocr
D~evelopmnent Unitii Ministr of Health. East Stret Getorgerow-n. Giuyana; Attention;. Dr. C~harl~s
Gjarrch. Civil Works Managetr.(egarret~j ghiv-. and inspect the Bicidding Documenits at the
helow~ address givenl, from Monday to Friday 9:001 h 15:00 h.

6i. Qualifications requirements include: Financial: Wo~rking Capital, N~et Worth or Equity.
indecbtness ratio,. Etc. Exp~erience and Technical capacity in the supply- ofgoods and related services
simnilar- to thos~ Irequired in1 thle sch~edule ofrequirements. Legal and other requir-iments. A mnarginl !f
prefecrncc ri~r- eligible national contmectors "shall not'` be appled. Additional details are provrided inl
thec Bidlding D~ocumen~ts.

7. A completed: set of Bidding Documemts in English may be purchased bry interested bidders
on the submlissio, n of a written Application to the addtress below andl uponi payment of. a non
relimdalJble fece of ones hundred Uinited States dollars (US5100) or an; equivialenlt amount in Giuyana
Docllar1s. Thel methodf of paymei~nt will be by cashier's cheque written in~ favoutr o~f Thei Permnlanent
jLgyptor rv ofthCM inistryon ilealth. Ti~tBiddfing Documentsw\ill be senr electronically.

X. Bids mlust be dfeliveried to Idit 2ddress blow g; gr before December 04I, 7007 at 9:00 local
timel. Eleccronic biddrinlg will not be permi~tted. Late bids w-~ill be n'm-ted. Bids w\ill be opened ii thle
presence ofthe: biddelr5' repr=..:resnatives wrho choose to attend in person a( ** ddessblwa :
on Decemlber 04. 200. AHl bids mrust be accompanied byb a I.Bid Security". of II '"yThuad
1 nlied States dlolilars.

9. ~ The adfdre~sses referredi Ic abovi alre:
Fo~r inspectionl of documents and information thle Purcihaser s address shall b:
Attentionl: Dr: Charles Garreti. Civil Work~s Manager
Street Address:~ The Mirdan f icita
Ilealthl Sector Developmecnt Unit.
East Street
City: Gogtw
Colnt-ry: Guva~na
T~lepho~ne: (5'ill 2216-L-2425- 6-61222
feett~iTle number: (592)225-655z9
E~lectro-nic mail address: cerresRiv~o~y

For- bid submilission and O~pening purposes. the Purchaser's address is:
Alttention:: Thel Chlairm~an.
(centr3l 'rocurement~i an~ld 7Tnderr administration Boar-d
Mainj1 and( Urquarl:t1 SItreets
C'ity: Geourgetow~n

Tlhe decadlline~ forl thec sub~mj\issio of bIds i :
Dateri: D~ecembe~i r 04,. 200(7
Timec: 9:0!0 bi. local timne

Co-opernritie Republic of Guylana
Relhailitationt Of The~ Commitrttee's Rnoom On The
Lowver Floor Of' The Puiblic Burildintgs

IIFB Number: MIar 11, 2007
1. The PEU~. of the Fiscal and F-inancial Management Program on behalf of the' National
Atssembly he~reby invites scaledt bids from cligible and qlualitled bidders for
Reharbilitationr Of` Thec Commrree'sr~r Ruoom on the tLower Floo~r of thre Purblic
Burildling~s The delive~ry;const-ruIctin period is 2 (two) months.

2. idding will be condlucted through the National Compet~itive Bidding (NCBH)
procedtures. specilledc- in thle Procurement Act 2003 and the' IDB's competitive bidding
procedures specrified in the IDB's Policies for the Procure~ment of Works and Goods by
the IDB3 2005. and is open to all bidders, sulbject to proviisions of Section 111I ( Eligible
Countries) of this documn-ent.

3. Intereseted eligible bidders mayw obtain liar-ther information fom The Aldministr-altie
A$ssitanrt, and inspect the Bidding D~ocumenlts at the Fiscal and Financial
Manage~ment Pr~ogram, Pubhlic Buildings, Brickidam, Stahroeek, 8:00h to 16:30h.

4. A cuomple'te set of B~iddingr Documents can be purchased by inte~rested bidders upon
payment o:fanIon-lrenlimable feeofGSS.,i000.00.

6i. Bids must be delivelred in all anyclop' c Ito the fo~llowing: address and cleatrly marked in
thleup~pedel ha:ndi corner:

Tender for the Rehabilitation of the Commlrittee's Koo--- --*** awer Flor o t
Public Buildings
Att: ?The Chairman
Na'it~ional Procufre ment and TtnderAd ministr~ationBoard
Mlinistryv of' Finance

-Georgetown,Guyla na

an~d pla~cedc inl thc !tender b~ox in the Mijnistry of'Finance Building, bry 09:00h on Tluesdlay

7. ids w\ill be opened~ phy~sic~ally in the PresenCeI\ oft(he bitdder's r~pTresentative and anyone
whio chlooses to alie~nd at the MI~nistry of Finan~ce at 09:00hrs on Tuesday 6;; Novembert
2007. Late bids w;ill be rejected~.

ag gChr i e O tobe 8 (007

(Special feature by the
Commonwealth Youth

Young people in the Carib-
bean and their peers through-
out the Commonwealth now
have an enhanced opportu-
nity of being fully empowered
politically, socially and eco-
nomically as governments
and youth development

stakeholders seek to embrace
a new road map for youth de-
velopment published by the
Youth Affairs Division of the
Commonwealth Secretariat
entitled the, 'Plan of Action
for Youth Empowerment
The Plan of Action for
Youth Empowerment has been
developed following close con-
sultanion with Ministers of
Youth and young people them-

selves. It is a framework docu-
ment for governmental, inter-
governmental and civil society
action for, and with young
people in the Commonwealth.
The intention is that the
PAYE should take its place
alongside human rights instru-
ments, poverty reduction strat-
egy papers, national budgets
and other policy frameworks
relevant to young people aged
15-29 years. Since it was first

launched in the year 2000. its
specific contribution has been to
stimulate an assets-based ap-
proach to youth development
The publication of the Plan
of Action for Youth Empower-
ment at this time is even more
significant as the Common-
wealth Heads of Government
prepare for their meeting in
Uganda in November 2007 to
formulate strategies on a range
of development issues many of
which, impact on young people
profoundly and disproportion-
Commonwealth Secretary
General, Honourable Don
McKinnon, has reported that
Commonwealth estimates that
between the years 2000 and
2015, over one billion young
women and men would have en-
tered the labour force, and cur-
rently there are not one billion
new jobs waiting for them.
Mr McKinnon feels that
this raises formidable policy
questions such as whether there
is a clear relationship between
development planning and de-
mography in policy and prac-
tice. Questions also arise as to
whether there exists positive in-
terventions to reflect these de-

mographic trends. in training,
employment and education ac-
tivities and what should be the
positive measurable outcomes
of successfully engaging even a
fraction of these young people
in economic activity.
The Secretary recalled
that at their 1997 meeting in
Edinburgh, Commonwealth
Heads of Government en-
dorsed efforts to tackle this
policy agenda and conse-
quently endorsed the empow-
erment approach. According
to him, it was recognized that
"empowering young people
means creating and support-
ing the enabling conditions
under which young people
can act on their own behaf,
and on their own terms,
rather than at the direction of
others." (Commonwealth
Plan of action for Youth Em-
powerment to the year 2005)
The Commonwealth Plan of
Action was born, and subse-
quently approved by Com-
monwealth Youth Ministers
Meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
The Commonwealth Youth
Programme is seeking creative
ways to make the PAYE the
main reference tool for Heads of

Youth Departments; to make it
a bigger part of the work of the
Regional Youth Caucuses in
terms of awareness raising and
measuring progress; more acces-
sible to everyone engaged in
youth development; and to be
able to document and dissemi-
nate good practices in its imple-
mentation. There are enormous
resource implications in trying
to meet these aims. We are chal-
lenged to seek out firm alliances
with existing and new develop-
ment partners because our finan-
cial allocations have not in-
creased over the last thirty
The Plan of Action for
Youth Empowerment puts for-
ward 13 Action Points for Gov-
ernments, youth development
stake holders and the young
people themselves. These Ac-
tion Points are:

Develop and implement
measures to promote the
economic enfranchisement
of young people
Review and assess macro-
economic planning and trade
regimes, and address their

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IN Greek mythology, Chimera is a monstrbus creature-of
r- -.Lycia in Asia Minor, made of the parts of multiple animals.
It is the characteristics of the creature its sheer strength
extraordinaire Donna Ramsammy-James.
It is interesting to note that the Chimera bears resemblance
to Yali of Hindu mythology, which spells Qf catlike grace. We
;i mention this because Ramsammy-James' trademark has always
r, i-: ~ -~uprr;been the continental influences, particularly those of Asia sind
I~ Africa, and that of the Caribbean.
s : Today, at her Century Palm Gardens home in the city, she
~~i unveils the Chimera? collection. A select audience will see 1 i-
pieces of elegant ladies and men's wear.
This is the ninth collection under her "Shape 2000" banner.
~~' "The audience at her premieres has always grumble about want-
ing more, and the collection moves so quick~ly.
"I don't like shows that drag on, people get bored," she says.


31e ~October 28, 2007


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And whto says~she will change. i
-"Chimera is a mirage; a glistening, slithering illusion,"
she says.
The collection keeps some of the signature lines and fabric
of the Shape collection, but moves intd other natural materials
such as jute and calico. The collection diso features wide, rinore
fluid sonlietimes voluminous cuts, which again is a shjft in
earlier thernes and lines of the Shapeicollection. :
The 2 08 Collection features keredents which compledilent
the traditional ruffles, pleats and uneven hemlines of recent years,
in fav;our of full "skirty" designs.
Ramsammy-lames continues td' cater for an elite clietitele.
She keeps in mind that many warit to wear something' that is
Western, but yet, something that has a heavy ethnic influence.
She has taken the vibrancy of the colours of the Caribbean,
and interwoven this with, as is herittademark line, "the softness
of Asia.and the depth of Africa". Shieloves working with colours,

as is quite evident in the new collet tio i.
Ramsammy-James has been a designer for 25 years, and her
travels around the world have formed the essence of her designs.
When she lived in Kenya, access to leather from places like
Turkey and India saw her creating not. only clothing, but belts
and other accessories.
SWhen she left Kenya, the desired leather was no longer avail-
able, even though back home she tried the nkarket over in
neighboring Brazil.
i n recent years, she was forced, albeit not grudgingly, into
fabric painting and her earlier experience as an artist came in
handy. Every piece in her collection is made and h-and-finished
in Guyana.
She is not into mass production, ensuring the every piece
she designs is unique no cut, artwork, or colour is replicated!
It has helped her to build a dependable clientele here,
in Florida, Washington, London, Barbados, andl Anguilla.

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Page XVI

Guyanese tradition as one of
the biggest events in the

life at home and abroad, Carib-
bean fans, and Surinamese too,
start arriving at the South Da-
kota Circuit in thousands at
daybreak on race'day with pic-
nic baskets, coolers, BBQ grills,
hats and umbrellas, and tents
and mlake-shift shelters to avoid
the blazing sun.
Next Sunday, they will con-
tinue the 50-year tradition. It all
began with first race-meet put
on by the then British Guiana
Motorcycle Club in April of
Fifty years of anything is a
long time, but the sport has en-
dured and thrived on its own
brand of excitement and thrills,
with the speed-heroes, their
achievements and escapades
still fresh in the minds of fans
from every decade.
For Kevin Graham a Ca-
nadiatn superbike racer who has
been coming here since 1992,
it's a chance to get away from
the cold, catch some rays and

put in
now that

closed for
the year in
Canada. JULI
.this trip he
has side-kicks Craig Atkinson
and Ramon Kumar Dua in tow,
and promises an all-out assault
on the outright lap-record of
35.4 seconds around the small
circuit set way back in 1973
by Antiguan Jim Fuller in his
Kevin is a many-time Ca-
nadian motorcycle racing
champion who loves Guyana
the racing here and the fans
who he says deserves all he
can dish out in the line of
thrills and excitement on
He will be serving up large
portions' of speed and knife-edge
cornering on his 150 horse-
power 1000cc bike he feels can
smash the oldest record in Car-
ibbean racing.
Another interesting feature

knowledge, tricks and techniques
to the Guyanese to make then
both faster and safer too. The
Class starts on Tuesday this
The car racing will be mind-
blowing this year, as the
GMR&SC has rounded up the
fastest machines in the Carib-
bean for the speed-showi. In
each of the four car classes, no
less than 20 racers face the
starter in every event, with the
Blue Ribband Group 3 races
fielding at least six cars each
with over 600 horsepower!
These 4-Wheel drive turbo-
charged monsters will fiterally
set the track ablaze with speed
and power, as they have been
doing in Barbados and Jamaica
all this year with lap-racords
tumbling for sure: this meeting.

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will be the superbike racing
clinic he will arrange for local
daredevils Gregory Lopes,
Stephen Vieira Jr. and others
brave enough to take to the as-
The Canadians want to
pass on their hard-earned

. From Trinidad comes
Gerard Carrington, who
stunned I~iark Vieira and An-
drew King with his
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Poetry Time

I always wanted to be a butterfly

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Instead of dry bread and stale roti

Sleep on pollen grains
And bathe in dew drops

I always wanted to be a butterfly

Until my teacher revealed

The life of a butterfly is very short

Sutiday Chronicle Octobet 28, 2007


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Cicethe cor ect answer( A. C or D)
1.Which of the following wvas an activity
planned for October 26. 2007 by the
MYinistry of Agriculture?
(A) Awiards Ceremony .
(B) Career Day (Students) Mct~enzie High
IC) Open Day and Miini-Processors Exhibition
(D) Ag~riculture Trade Fair

Development Strategy.
(D) Coincide with the Poverty Redurction
Strategy Paper.

S. During the Agriculture Ministry's effort
to support relationships among
farmers, agri-proceso~rs and
consumers, at the'Open Day and
Mini- Processors' Exhibition in
Region Three, the Minister of
Agriculture. Mr. R. Persauld
highlighted the importance of
Guyana's Export drive being key to
farmers' economic
(A) Scheme
(B) Initiative
(C) Security
(D) Survival

6. According to a recent. published
report the G~overnment stepped in to
end conflicts over thle use of
Niliv tOriS. orrmariy, between
wYhich tWO~ companies?
(A) Logging and Airline
(B) ? Ening and Mining
(Cj Logging and Mining
(D Llon ;
110e anSWerS to lRSt
week's questions fire:

(D), 4. (C:), >. ~- (B), 6.- (AL)

Guyana's Climate.
Humid Continental Climate
Suo-arctic Climate
Tropical Climate .
Ice Cap Climate

3. Wriith sugar, rice. gold and diamond
accounting for approximately 75% of
th~e country's export earnings;
Sand ___~are Guyana's
most economic activities.
(A) Agriculture and Mining
(B) Aquaculture &iAgriculture
~~ v~ "'y"U in IJy
(D) Maning and Timber
4. In placing more emphasis on Ihe
need far agric.gture diversification,
Gulyana'Mgricultural auifnorities have
formulaied a strategy that adopts an
approach to Export Development,
which should:
(A) Challenge the friendly business and
investment environment-
.,lroumise the health and security: of our
en~vironment, ine our quest for export earnings.
(C) Be less consistent wiith the Natiional



10/26/2007, 4:38 PM

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Exchanging my dull clothes
For a multicoloured coat

Travelling everywhere on air

When hungry
Flit from flower to flower

Sip honey

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Ministry of Health

The Minist~ry o,:`f lealth!; AIDS Programmr e Secrecta-ir ia ill be
spons~oring~ a national Art Comipetitio n to promote the fight in comnbatjing
HIV/~iAID1S and to raise awareneliss on the nreed focr careate~r involvement of
children in primary atnd secondary schools .Thle C~omp~etition is op~en to all
primary anld secondary schloo-l students in public a~nd private: schools
across (uyarna

ToPic I:- lorPim~ar-Y Schooil Stuldent Our C`'hildrcn -Aftutur~e without
HI V.,
Toipic for1 Secondarr y Shoo~l Stulde~nts- Dcn't ILet~l H-IIV ruain yo~ur .ifek


Use crayons. m~arkiers, paint, coloured pelciLl collage or other materials.
Submit entries on papIer or cardboard within the following size limits:

Maximuml 45 x 60 cm~ (18" x 24"')
Minimum- 21 x 28 cm~ (811" xl l")

Tle: art works sihouldl be forwatrded in sc~aledl elvelope and include a se~paratorsheet of
paper with th~e following details and information:
ParentalI appr~oval of the child's participation.
The child's age, nam~e and addlcress.

School attending

The techniques employved (oil, crayons. water~olours. etc.).

-Namle and a brief explanation of the art work.

Thelr top three schools in each category will receive a desktop7 computer. andl wIinningp
entries w\ill r~ceiv:e casth andl book voucherls.

The poj,,intins muust be sent to:

N ation al Sc hool Art Comnpetition
Natlio~nal AID)S Prlogram~me S~ccrtarial
Hal~dlield Streect &~ College Roadt
Entries C~lose on F-rida! Novciiembe 23, 20107 before 15:00 h (3:00 pm~)
Statff mcnembes of the Mlinistryv of Hecalthi andi their immedtiate faibni are not
cligble to p~articipateP.

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Sunday Chronicle Octobe 7

Page 11 & 18.p65

Portug al wins

Miss Europe

Junior Open

GUYANA"S Janella Lewis placed among the finalists at this year's Miiss
Europe Junior Open pageant, which was won by Portugal's Rita Andreia
Dos Santos Fernandes.
Lewis, first rulnner-ulp in7 this year-'s Miss Jamzone pageant was selected by
the Miss Guyana World organization to represent this country at the pageant. It
was the second year- of Guyana's par-ticipation.
The pageant was held in the Czech Republic, with some filming andi
workshops in Tunisia.


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Slaves were exchanged for goods.
pieces of cloth knives, cutlasses, muskets
gold dust glass beads

The journey from Africa to the Caribbean and Guyana was called the
* Middle Passage
* It took about eight weeks .Many of the slaves died of diseases before reaching here.
* The plantations were owned by the .Europeans
* The Africans were the people who came to work on the sugar plantations.
* They were called slaves and were not paid for work they did.
* They toiled from sunrise to sunset in fields and factories.
* The system under which the Africans lived and worked is called slavery.

Look at the map of the world and find Africa, North America, South America and Guyana.
Trace the route from Africa, to Guyana and Europe. Look at the shape

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Theslve rceve vnos ors 1 as ad rul retmntan .rthi le to rooltlt

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Responses to last week.
1. Wai-Wai 2.Pepperpot 3.Asia

slave raiding.

4.Dance 5. Tales

We are going to continue with the People of Guyana.
The Europeans
Contributions of the Europeans bo Guyana
Language English
The English werelthe last nation to govern Guyana as a Colony.

Religion '- Christians various denominations
Roman Catholic
:~* Congregatioal
*: Presbyterian '

*They established schools for Planters children
Later education programmles were planned for children of the African slaves.
*The churches provided ~the buildings in which schools were held and Government paid the

English foods form part of the Guyanese diet pastries, puddings and pies.

Europeans have given name's to various places incuyana
Dutch Stabroek:

Goed Fortuin

Mon Repos
Chateau IVargot
La Bonne Interatio

Charity :

El Doraio
Anna Regina



: La Repentir
Malgre Tout
Non Pariel


Spanish Santa Rosa
Anna Catherina


Port Mourant

How the Euiopeans got labourers for the plantations?,
The cultivation of sugar needs large labour force so the Europeans obtained these by
*enslave the Amerrindiann. They were not accustomed to this type of work \o they ran away
in tto the forest.
* using Africans as slaves. I
:* indenturing the Portugu ~ie, East Indians and Chinese after slavery.

Match these

Column 1
La Grange
Stabrock -
Port Mourant

Columnr 2

We will now move on with the coming of the Africans.
The Africans
The Africans who camve ~to Gu ana were taken from West Africa
*The Congo

The slave trade was started because a large labour force was necessary for the sugar plantations in
Guyana and the Caribbean .-

How were slaves obtained?
The Africans were sometimes
captured by European raiding par-ties
lured into ships which sailed off with them

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The Thread-wheel used for the punishment of slaves

. 1

:11763 slave revolt

T'he 1763 Slame Rebe~lilio
Tlhe Brb~ice \lave reb~cllon took p~l~c~e ;!1 ip

-Other Icadlers in this rebhcllionn wer Akan~l;l
:: The rebecllionl f~ailedl b~c;u~ iiu;le :li

capied i trial wrs ad rads i othe Aficn \\ho wee riedbyEuopan r oga

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Page XX

Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

Responses to last week.
Exercise 1
2.Arthropods~molluses .wo~rms.
4. Worms
5.Housefly~butterfly ,grasshopper.bee.cockroach.

For you to do.
Hope you have drawn the life cycles of the grasshopper ,the mosquito and the butterfly.

Let's review insects.
eggs av pupa : adul t
eggF--- i arva ----+ua puad a It
M osq uitoes:

Look at the diagram of the Myriapods

Myriapods have:
*many legs and they know how to use them
*many segments
*~ live on land and buried in the soil

*Worms are soft bodied invertebrates
*" They have tri-cylindrical bodies
*They live in water, land and in the bodies of animals

Worms are grouped as follo s:
*segmented worms
.flat worms
*round wqrms

Flat worms are mostly paisdite. Do you know what is a parasite?

A parasite feeds on other living things.
The tapeworm and flukes are found in the bodies of other animals.

Diagram of Tapeworm

Eggs larva a--~ pupa

A young adult insect is called anz imagO.
Chrysalis is another term for the purp stage

Egg a --ny mph ---ad ul t
Egg nymph ~adult


Today we will look at Aracimids

Arachnids have
* four pairs of legs;
*have two body parts
* breathe by tracheae
Some examples of arachnids are scorpions, ticks, mites and spiders.

i.. -.
Look at the diagrams of crustaceans.

Round worms are long and pointed at both ends. They are parasites.
Hookworni and Thread worm are examples of round worms. .
Segmented Wornis as dlie name indicates, bodies are divided into suiall parts or seg-
The earthworm, sandworm and leaches are examliles of segmented worms..

*Molluscs have soft slimy bodies covered with shells. .
Snails, clans and oysters are molluscs-that have hard shells.
*The squid and ~octolids do not have shells. They have teritacles that help them to
get food and to protect them. '

*live in water
* bodies are divided into two parts
*breathe by gills
* usually have two pairs of antennae
*bodies have external skeletons


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SStandalrds and Quality (eCROSQ)

Applications: are invited from interested and suitably qualified
nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and
Associate IMembers of the Caribbean Community to fill the
abovementioned position within the Caribbean Laboratory
Accreditation Services (CLAS) Project, CROSQ with assigned duty
station in Barbados.

This position is being recruited for the Caribbean Integration Support
Programme (CISP) which is being funded under the 9'" European
Development Fund (Eqf)

The Terms of Refere~nce for this position may be obtained by
accessing the following web sites,
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Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, date of
birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills andlor expertise, language proficiency, list of
prfefSsional publications, ~three! referees (at least two of whom must
be familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant information,
should be addressed to the Adviser, Human Resource Management,
Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana and sent by email to applnhr~m ~car~icom,orlg. AlI
applications must be copied to the Executive Secretary, ,ARiiCOMv
Regional Organisation for Standards and Qublity (CROSL), "The
Heritage", 35 P~ine Road, Belleville. St. Michael, Barbados BB11113 at-

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 12.

Caribbean youth among millions ...


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Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

Page XXI

From page XII

impact on young people
while seeking to mainstream
youth' development across all
sectors of the national
economy; Engage with the
education sector and with the
private sector to increase ac-
cess to education, vocational
training; Integrate entrepre-
neurship, savings and invest-
ment culture and education
~into the education system at
appropriate levels; Promote
and support an integrated ap-
proach to self-employment,
micro-enterprise and credit

velopment with national devel-
opment planning; .

Promote the participation of
young people in decision-
Establish achievable targets
for young mien and womeri to
participate in political leadership
at various levels of government,
from community level through
to national pprliarrents. This
will be sup orjed by citizenship
education arid consultation
programmes;\ Establish,
strengthen and Isupport national
and regidnail youth couic~ils;
Streligthen youth networks at
the natiodal and regional level
and integrate them with global

sitization and awareness rais-
ing; Mainstream education
and employment opportuni-
ties for disabled people.

Promote peaceful and
democratic environments in
which human rights flourish
Provide training for young
people in good g~overnance:, hu-
man rights and democratic prac-
tice; Provide training in peace
building, negotidition, mediation
and conflict resolution; include
such training in school t urricula
and promote its implementation
by youth groups in civil soci-
ety; Ensure that young people
'are fully informed of their hu-
man rights and are able to exer-

living; Integrate draina and
sports education with other
programmees for basic and/or in-
formal education on environ-
mental awareness: health and
well-being (including diet and
nutrition. sexual and reproduc-
tive health. substance libuse);
annd human rights; Promote
sporting and cultural contacts
and exchanges at the national,
regional and pan-Common-
wealth level (including the
Commonwealth Youth Games)
to foster tolerance, understand-
ing and cooperation

Engage Young People to
Protect the Environment
Engage young people in
awareness raising on climate
change aind other pressing. envi-
roximental issues; ap- the-
knowledge, base of ~young
people~ a~nid their grassroots
organizations as part of environ-
mental monitoring and scientific
data gathering; Erigage young
people in technology transfer
and uptake issues, including for
example youth participation in
.:"citizens' juries"; Train young
people in natural disaster pre-
* paredness and~relief; Stimuiite
ethical con'sumerisai' among
young people as an entry point
to environmental awareness;
Mainstreaml environmental edu-
cation -and- debate as part of
school curricula.

Professionalise the youth
workt sector :'
invest in youthi work

education and training by
subsidising the Commnon-
wealth Diploma in Youth de-
velopment Work and similar
programmnes:i Facilitate the
recognition of youth work
training by Public Service
Commissions: Partner with
associations of youth work-
ers to draft codes of profes-
sional ethics with express
linkage to human rights; Part-
ner with associations of
.youth workers to establish
formlil re gistrat ion and
deregistration regimes; Con-
sult associations of youth
workers as partners in the
poli~cy-making process.

Monitor and evaluate
S progress in Youth ..
Collect cjuantitative and
qualitative data on youth de-
veloplinent, including on
.IPAYE Indicators; Engage
'young people in' participatory
monitoring and evaluation of
youth I ~programmes;
Syntilesise findings into pe-
riodic reports; Consider
building upon PAYE indica-
torslto develop a national
YoulhDevelopment Index
(YDI), as a measuring tool;
Partaker with Commonwealth
and PHi agencies to share
best practices and develop a
YDI which is common to par-
ticipaiting countries,
Director of Youth Affairs in
the Commolilwealth Secretariat,
Dr Fitiha Serour, feels that

' making the PAYE work for
young women and men in the
Commonwealth will take tr-c
mendous support and commit-
mlent froom all actors involved in
youth development.
"If we fail to engage our
young people constructive~ly,
we are failing our own devecl-
opment as members of our lo-
cal and global community. I
am heartened that young
people also recognize their
.responsibility int this process,
and that our young Common-
wealth citizens 'acknowledge
that "the youth population
has to be the driving force
behind these programmes to
ensure their sustainability
Sand effectiveness," Dr Fatiha
,Meanwhiile Henry Charles,,
Regional Director of CYP Car-
ibb~ean centre has described
PAYIE aS a critidial development
tool. According to Charles
S"PAYE is not otify and excellent
youth empowerment tool; it is
also a critical tool for sustain-
able development and advance-
ment` of tily Commonwealth's
derilocratic vaslues."
The PAYE 2007-2015
has' been: approved as. the
Commortwealth's strategic
framework' youth
empowerment and partici-
pation in the coming years,
and is-a critical success fac-
ttor in, the Cbmrnonwealth's
commitment to the Millen-
nium -Development Goals
(MDGs).- J.

MEMBERS of the Carib ean Re jnal Youth Caucus.

$nd implementation of human
rights instruments, and free and
fair elections;

Provide quality education 'for
Prioritise basic education
and literacy programmes, ensur-.
ing the participation of rural
youth and those in special cir-
cumstances; Review educational
curricula to include~components
of enterprise, life skills, conflict
resolution, culture, human ights

private; .Broaden acceud to sec-
Sondary and higher education, .
Making use of cost-effective
\means such as distance learning;
Promote knowledge transfer
through volunteedring and
mentoring opportunities, includ-
ing promotion of indigenous

SImprove access tojinforma-
tion and commultication
technology. (f'T)
Promote the inclusion of
ICT in school curricula;
Incentivise prvate sectoruevel

Train young people in the use
of ICTs; Establish public tele-
centres -and other community
programmes that prov de access
eo Itf;Enco rage girls lan
through targeted prog ammes.
Promote health, cjvelop-
ment and values ibtough :
sports asqd cul ure
.Promote sport arid culture
as an investment in national de-
Svelopment, usirig sport and cul-
ture at local and regional levels
to engage young people in team-
building, leadership, and healthy

p ~pe~~ sd q i sin m ing c
pacities Ithrotigh .volliltheering
pro~granagnes;\Eiltoffrage young.
people tid reg ster, to vote

Promotd pos tive role models
and foster young people's
.self- tem
Encuragthe promotion
of indig nu images and role
modelS in the medits, and the
cross-c iltutal exchange and
sharingb fs ~h; Take action
;to curb pegatjive stereotypes
ofyoun$ peil im the me-

people \jith iiortunities to\
propagae e alter ~native images;
Deve~lo !sporting and cul-
tural models that appeal to
young people and that en-
courage taltural identification
and indigenous self-expres-
sion; De ~elop award schemes
for excel ence in achievement;
Promote inter-generational
exchange of knowledge
through mentoring
~progrant est

Take action for equality
betne nodun rwomten amd
special circumstances
Ensure that data on
which public policy is devel-
oped arei disaggregated ac-
toy bn ito oe r nge ai
status andiethnicity; Adopt an
equal eats loyment opportu-
nities poley and encourage
the, private sector to do the
same; Con~duct impact assess-
ments assessing the effects ofi
policies, legislation, adminis-
trative procedures and regu-
lations on specific social sec-
tors; Provide training for
young people in gender sen-

Strengthen social support
systems gmd collaboration
between key stakeholders in
youth emppwermnent
Establish or strengthen na-
tional support for young women
and men in the areas of: yotith
health issues and reproductive
health; emotional health and
well-being; the prevention and
control of HIV/AIDS and other
sexually transinufed diseases,
Establish or strengthen national
programmes foi HIV/AIDS peer
eulcath Ifn tdletworking fo
Commonwealth Young Ambas-
sadors for Positive Living
(YAPL) programme; Consider
the allocation of social sector in-
vestment in each of the areas of
health, education and social wel-
fare, to meet the needs of young

Strengthen Ministries,
Departments and legal
frameworks for Youth
Affairs .
Formulate and implement
national policies and action
elnson yuth empow tu ntd
youth policies and their corre-
sponding strategic action; plans
based on the assessment of their
impact on youth empower-

istre / learnt ef noth a -
fairs, which should include ar-
rangements for consulting young
people; Build~ national capacity
to collect and .compile socio-
economic ditta on the youth co-
hort in a timely and accurate
fashion as a function of effec-
tive planning, target-setting,
momitormng and evaluation; Inte-
grate planning, implementation
and coordination of youth de-

10/26/2007, 4:01 PM

6~ . 6


Thle Etrhnic Relaticmns Comxmission- (ERCi) is a constitutionally
body' established by the Const~it~ution (Amendment) ~Act. No.1 I
of' 2000. Under Artic~le 212D (ur) of the Co~nstitutionl, the ERC
manldatedt is to:
Conlsullt wlithl other bodieLs ald persons to, determnineC alnd specif~i:
th elCi ~erci ne eds~t ol:fthe- ~c ar~iousv ethnj~?c group fo~ir the/ofisteri~g
o/fharmt~~onios reclat~7ionMship.3
'iThe ERC: will be h~oldintg a cols-ultation~ fromn with thle Afro-
Guyaliese Comnmunity to look inrto their perceived needs.
~Oy 'EMBlER16.(j,2007-
T%1)E: 14 L:00) HRS(DAIIX.k)
The1 omliaission invites Afr'lo-Gurya;~nese organisa~tions, groups

and individualss to submit .the~ir concerns in writing' or
alrzefJi~tivlvely. make orall presentations ~for a maximum of 15
minu~tes. For fur-ther ~inform17ation, k~idl71y colitact the ER.C's
Public Rela~tions O~ficer on telephone numbers: 231-6265, 231-
6479, 231-6281, 231-6473.
Phase~~c be advised that wi~rien submission s must be sent to the
ERO nio later thann T'huirsay. Nol abber 8- 200)(7. Persons
intefestedc in making oral preselntations muist a~lso indicate on or
t. beifor the abovemein t 1io ned la te'.

SSecretary- (ag)


.Happy 13th
anniversary to

on enrnee n't, r

be celebrated
tomorrow, from
their two children
Joshua and joy-
Ann, and from
other relatives and
God's blessings
now and -forever.


Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

Environmentalist Leaders
from the Commonwealth
Foundation visited Iwokrama
in the heart of Guyana after
attending the Common-
wealth Finance Ministers
Meeting ini Georgetown. The
representatives from Ghana,
Trinidad, tAustralia, Malaysia
and Enghfnd were thrilled to
witness (Sufana's successful
model et conservation and
sustainable trollicl forest
management which' has been
funded 'by the Common-
wealth.and other donors for
more than' ten years.
The twokrama Forest \vas
offered to the Commonwealth:at
a Heads of Government Meet-
ing in 1989just prior to the Rio
Summit on Sustainable Devel-
opment. Since then, the Com-
monweath` in collaboration with
the G~overniment of Guyana has
used the one million acre forest
reserve to ~experiment and de-
velop techniques ~in tropical rain
forest conservation and sustain-
able use that provides ecologi-
carl, social and econoniic benefits
to locail,,national and interna-
tional communities.

"We always want sustain-
able development but it has
never been practiced like it has
been here," said George Awundi
from Friends of the Earth,
Ghana. "'Capacity building, sus-
tainable resource management,
community outreach: they have
all corne together at Iwokrama."
For the past -decade
Iwokrama has also been at the
~forefront of biodiversity, for-
estry and social research includ-
ing climate change. The Centre
is currently examining ways to
access economic incentives from
the voluntary carbon offset
market to pay for: sustainable
forest management and conser-
vation of standing forests which
are currently excluded under the
Kyoto Protocol. 1
During their v~iit to the
Iwokrama forest, the Common-
wealth representatives',went on
an invigorating hike up Turtle
Mountain, a popular tourist at-
traction marketed by
Iwokrama's tourism shr\?ices,
that stands close tol060()feet
above the forest (Toor. 1
Their guide was Paulette
Torres, an Iwokrama Ranger

who grew up in a small com-
munity just outside of the
Iwokrama protected area and
has worked for Iwokrama for
ten years. Besides giving her
guests a well rounded picture
of the forest eco-systems, she
highlighted the fact that com-
munity relationships are es-
sentially the core of
Iwokrama's businesses of
ecotourism, sustainable' tim-
ber harvesting, training and
intellectual property and ser-
At the summit of Turtle
Mountain the group
warded~ with panorainic views
that extended over the Guyana
Shield Rain Forest thd! is home
to over 2000 species of higher
plants, 500 species of birds,
200 mammals, 420 fish,~ 150
reptiles and amphibians and rich
source of insect life including
exotic butterflies.
"Iwokrama is supposed to
be public, but it's kept secret
like a hidden jewel. Right here
is living proof .that the Com-
monwealth 'walked the talk' by
helping to preserve this intact
rainforest," said Nelcia Robinson

from the Caribbean Association
for Femmnist Research and Ac-
tion in Trinidad and Tobago.
Robinson was moved by
the systems and stories of co-
existence that she witnessed in
the rain forest from the Scream-
ing Piba's high pitched call that
functions as the jungles alarm
system to the forest seeds that
depend on the'Agouti rodent for
dispersal to ensure forest regen-
On the return boat ride
to the Field Station on the
E~sequibo River, the group
felt a common pride and con-
nection to the Iwokrama for-
est. They.decided that the rest
the Commonwealth Commu-
nity should be made niore
aware of the accomplish-

ments of Iwokrama.
"Understanding that
lwokrama is the largest conser-
vatioh project in the fifty three
Commonwealth states is a pow-
erful realization and it's also
something that can create
greater unity among us," said
Mark Collins, Director of the
Commonwealth Foundation.
"Anyone who visited Iwokrama
would feel the same way."
That same evening a work-
shop was hosted by communi-
cations expert Nithi Nesadurni
from the' Environmental Protec-
tion Society in Malaysia to de-
sign a communications plan on
how to better connect
Iwokrama with the Common-
wealth Community. .
The workshop highlighted

the fact that the
Commonwealth's financial in-
vestments in lwokrama has
produced a successful model
that all Commonwealth coun-
tries should be turning to and
using as a resource.
Collins also noted that
Iwokramna's successful ex-
periment in rain forest
sustainability and manage-
ment is vital in addressing
climate change today as de-
forestation is estimated to
contribute as much as 20% to
global carbon emissions.
Iwokrama's relatively intact
space is also an opportunity
in which to carry out research
on climate change measure-
ment, mitigation and adapta-


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to its customers traveling out of Guyana to JFK and accept full responsibility for- the
poor communications that occurred on this occasion., Since the problems of- the
"SUSMMIER" we have had some re-schedulling but no major disruptions urt~il the
recent incidences.

There were two mechanical issues that contributed to the situation, on Sunday and
Wednesday. With respect to Sunda.y'Sdlight cancellation we were able to realli~cate
affected passengers on to another carrier to thle passengers': satisfaction. Wedd d;av's~
CAHcellatoOD Occurred at JFK and initial indications su~ggsted 'that thte aircraft?iould
have been repaired in a timely manner urnfortunately, this did notitappen. Th 5 ld to
the rescheduling of thre flight to Thrirsda~y, October 18i, at 10:00ami.

There was a breakdown in communications, which led fothe unsaopyt circumistances
at the city Office for which we accept fulll responsibility: ;nd: arising but of this we are in
tee process of determining an appropriate comnpe~sa'rtimii packtagefor' the affected
passengers. 'This will be conveyed to them on an individual basis. Additionally,
ClORStell~atioRi i' Turs offers amenlities/reimbursemenlts .in keeping with staiadard
industry practice when there are interruptions.

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Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

THE huge dome like
structures of overburden
earth from mined out bauxite
sites coupled with the barren
landscape and clouds of dust
puffing from the chimney are
probably regarded as the
main features of Linden and
a constant reminder of the
Town's main economic
activity Bauxite mining.
A Town filled with huge
potential for tourism and
untapped wealth, Linden has
slowly evolved from the label
'The Mining Town' to one of
more self sufficient service
oriented especially in the area of
food security.
As revealed after a visit to
one of the farms operated by
Linden Youth Development
Enterprise, one prime
agriculture venture in Canvas
City, West Bank Demerara
River, Linden, no longer do
villagers on the western bank of
the Demerara River especially
in the areas of One Mile,
Canvas City among others,
cross the famous DEMBA
Briaeto p"::has I shuku its

West Watooka. Linden.
'When 1 first came to
Linden. I worked on a private
farm but af~ter learning about the
_President Youth Choice
Initiative from a friend Mr.
Brown who encouraged me to
apply. After we made our
application, money was
provided for the construction of
one poultry pen, provision of
fifteen hundred chicken and
feed. Initially we commenced
operations at Canvas City but
as the years rolled by and
business became more profitable
we expanded to West Watooka'
Mr. If ill with pride voiced
high praises for the assistance
his enterprise received from the
President's Youth Choice
Initiative but also the
opportunity to create
employment and provide fresh
agricultural produces for the
residents of Linden.
'The money gained after the
sale of our first batch of
chickens, we were able to create
employment for ourselves and
expand our farming activities to

shmpkcin o h, peppe

vegetable three times which we
provide a door to door ser~vice.
However. we want the concept
of Linden as a 'Mining' Town
which is dependent on other
areas for food to be removed.
We believe we can share with
other areas in Guyana. the
experience of providing quality
wholesome food.'
In coping with the
challenges of excessive poultry
production and modernization
of the agricultural sector. Mr.
ifill expresses his gratitude to
NARI for the opportunity to
implement the usage of new
technology and strategy of
'Due to the excessive
production of poultry and
supply and demand fluctuation,
we have decided to rear our
chickens in batches of five
hundred. Also during the dry
weather we spend an average of

three hour manually watecring
OurI crops. Now~ we are working
ardently ih NA4RI to
comlmence ope'ration1 of our
Drip Irrigation Systemn during
the dry season. This systemn
will afford three now hours to
expand our cultivation and save
Known for its mouth
watering fried fish and plantain
chips by many visitors to
Linden, the Linden Youth
Development Enterprise will
continue its exploration in
agriculture in the area of
aquaculture anld shared its fond
mlemories of being able to render
assistance inl the provision of
fresh fruits and vegetables to
Coast Lanlder~ during the
massive 2005 floods.
'Despite to!:p gyvisionjof
adequate fred~ 'Ish flrom the
Demerara iv~er and
Georgetown, v" will further
expand into .-'uaculture

'We pride our-selves in
providing fr1esh wholesome food
fo~r the residents of Linden. We
grow our foods using more pen
manure as fertilizer and reducing
the use of synthetic ferltilizers
and pesticides. We believe the
secret of quality foods with
long shelf life is the usage of pen
manure and makes waste
disposal from the chicken pen
easier for us thus increasing our
profit '
As a result of the huge
demand for produces from the
Linden Youth Development
Enterprise by residents of
Linden and other areas
efforts to further expand were
facilitated by the Linden
Farmers Association through
the clearing of twenty five
acres of lands in West
Watooka and Dalawala.
'We are very popular in
Linden. Every week we harvest

especially the rearing of
tilapia. We have learnt a
lesson from the 2005 floods
on the Coast and -would lil
to encourage more yor ..g
people in upland are a to
become involve in
agriculture. As aresult If our
kind gesture in rC05, our
market has now expanded to

NB: PIC1l:1nspection of
tomato field in ne Mile,
.Canvas City linden
Scultivatea by t Linden
Youth Development

S* *


fo consumption but no wenjioy

made by the representatives of
the Linden Youth Development
Headed by a energetic,
asueisunrg ma irTe Iil
is one example of a patriotic
boaunagr c an se wo n ve
in Guyana that has not been
fully exploited especially in
Linden where most of the fresh
fruits, vegetables and meat are
supplied from Georgetown.
'Ten years ago I came to
visit Linden on vacation and
I realize this place is a
paradise because electricity
is cheap, landl is available, a
ready market available for
agricultural products and my
agricultural background
from Corentyne will give me
the opportunity and money I
can gain from growing fresh
fruits, vegetables and
chickens will surpass any
activity in Corentyne
A brain child of Pierre fill,
Linden Youth Development
Enterprise is an agriculture.
oriented business initially
established five years ago by
seven young entrepreneurs with
funds provided by the President
Youth Choice Initiative but now
has expanded to nine persons
with total cultivated plots of 5
acres both in Canvas City and

biol anger, pak choi and poi
.A well designed chicken pen
and vegetable plots suitable for
crdp rotation, an integral
technique used to mairltain soil
fetli i tecanya Ct iogoj
acre of land and is also g symbol

triin fcit frdi nte aong
'The success of Canvas
City lbiodel Demonstration
Farm is also attributed to
training and technical
assistance provided by the
National~ Agricultural
Research Institution (NARI)
through the Lmnden Economic
Assistalice Programme
leapAP. We received
Extensive training and
technical assistance in the
production of cash crops and
fruits from NARI. Today our
facility not only grows and
supplies Linden with food but
also serves as a training
ground for a number of
Secondary School where
students are allowed the
opportunity to conduct
School Based Assessment in
Agriculture free of cost.'
With a very warm, bashful
smile glowing with pleasure,
Mr. If ill explained one of the
successes of the Farm is also
embedded in its motto 'To
provide Every Thing Fresh'.

Schedule disruptions, though regrettable, are one of the vulnerabilities of our industry
andi Constellation Tours Ltd. wIishes to assure our customriers that procedures would be
put in place to avoid in future -such recurrences more so, as they relate to providing



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information to OUT CUStomerS.

Wei have noted the concerns expr-essed by the~ Minisiter of T'ourism, and w~e wish to
reassure him tend by extension the Guyanese customers, of an improvement in our
seryjceS t0 the tr~aveling public. The occurrence of Wednesday was an aberration that
We WiSil tO ellSUr is not repeated.

Guyana contain ues to be a vital part of our operations and our commitment to Guyana
is unqcuestioniable given our seven yearrs of consistent service to the Guyana market.
grec are proud to have contr~ibuted to the phenomenal growth in arrivals mnto G~uySana
and we are resolute in our obljectivte of providing efficient service to our \;alued

United Nations Day 2007:

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MONDAY DEMRERARA -Forshaw &: Irving Streets 08:00 to 16:00 h

30UO BER DEMIERARA -u tmerskon i'eestemt side of Sheriff St~reet north of Camnpbell Ave.
-Enachu Street to New~ Garden Street. South Road &t Holmestrech Ave.

BERBICE No: 76j Village to Moleson Creek 80 o 60
Onverwagt to Bygeval
Onvenagt to ihaca 08:00 to 09:00 h
WEDNESDAY DEMERARA ZeebuJrg through Le Destin to lookout 08:00 to 16;00 h
8ERBICE Entire New Amsrterdam Black Bush Polder 08:00 to 15:00 h
THURSDAY DEIVIERAR Cumm"'ings Streetr & Louisa Row. South~ Easltem Blo~ck of Cummngr~lsburig
01 NOVEMBER Stabrcek North of Brickd'am. East of Camp & Wlest of Winter Place
Lacytown Charlestown & La Penitence
Light Street between North Road &e South Rioad,
Regent Street between L~ight Street &, Camnp Street
Albert Street between Church Street & Lamah~a Street Bourda
08:00 to 16:00 h

BERBICE -Salian to Auchlyn~e 08:00 tol6:00 h


Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007


The United Nations.

and many others ar~e working to
achieve MDG 6. The'ir efforts
include working in the field.
conducting research. developing
techniques, mobilizing people
to support the goal and
providing financing to projects.
Through their work and
coordination, successful ways
to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS,
malaria and TB have been
developed and are improving in
efficiency and scope.
This year, the United
Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) in
Guyana, held a reception in
observance of United Nations

Adopted from the United
Nations websites:

Trhe name "United Nations",
coined by United States
President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, was first used in
the "Declaration by United
Nations" of I January, 1942,
during the Second World War,
when representatives of 26
nations pledged their
governments to continue
fighting together against the
Axis Powers.
In 1899, the first
International Peace Conference
was held in The Hague to
elaborate instruments for
settling crises peacefully,
preventing wars and codifying
rules of~warfare. It adopted the
Convention for the Pacific
Settlement of International
Disputes and established the
Permanent Court of Arbitration,

which began work in 1902.
~The forerunner of the
United Nations was the League
of Nations, an organization
conceived in similar
circumstances during the First
World War, and established in
1919 under the Treaty of
Versailles; "to promote
international cooperation and to
achieve peI: ce and security."
The international Labour
Organization wah also created
under the Trealty of Versailles as
an affiliated agency of the
League. The League of Nations
ceased its activities after failing
to prevent the Second World
In 1945, representatives of
50 countries met in San
Francisco at the United Nations
Conference on International

Organization to draw up the
United Nations Charter. Those
delegates deliberated on the
basis of proposals worked out
by the representatives of China,
the Soviet Union, the United
Kingdom and the United States
at Dumbarton Oaks, United
States, in August-October, 1944.
The ,Charter was signed on 26
J une, I945 by the
representatives of the 50
countries. Poland, which was
not represented 'at the
Conference, signed it later and
became one of the original 51
member states.
The United Nations
officially came into existence on
24 October- 1945, when the
Charter had been ratified by
China, France, the Soviet Union,
the United Kingdom, the United

States and a majority of other
signatories, hence. United
Nations Day is celebrated on 24
October each year.
This year's theme, "Global
Health: A Critical Component
to Development." focuses on
the Millennium Development
Goal 6(MDG 6). The MDG 6
seeks to combat HIVIAIDS,
malaria and other major diseases
by halting and beginning to
reverse the spread of these
epidemics. Goal 6 is vital to
development as the health of a
nation's citizens affects its
social, economic and political
Together, HIV/AIDS,
malaria and tuberculosis (TB)
kill more than six million
people a year. There is no, as
researchers call it, "magic

bullet" for fighting these
epidemics. In order to control
these deadly diseases, a
multifaceted approach must be
taken, which combines
education, prevention and
treatment strategies. This
includes teaching people how
each disease is transmitted, ways
to prevent transmitting or
contracting them,amd what to do.
if infection occurs.
One of .the greatest
challenges facing proven
prevention and treatment
strategies is making sure they are
reaching those most at risk. This
means not only making
prevention and treatment
programs physically accessible,
but ensuring that they are
affordable for the poor and that,
they are age, gender and culture




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I have submitted three (3) Life Certificates in order to have my
Pension Order Book prepared and still I cannot get my book.
W~hy is this so?

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Book to be prepared

Submitting two (2) or more Life Certificates is not the norm, and should
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DEMIERARA Sarah Johanna to Timehri, Kurul Kurul to Yarrow~kabra
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zsi~ GEDRGETDWNa Nlorth Ruimveldt, outh Rilimveldt
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Melena Vaughn
Global imaging Service Inc.
Elizabeth Gonsalves
Initiatives Inc.
Joseph HTarmon & Leon Rutherford
Chandrowtie Boodhoo
Starcom Office Furniture (Guyana)
Saraswati Vidya Niketan
Bonny's Supermarket
Francine Dickie
Ishri Hardyal
Marta Ferreira Dos Santos
Family Worship Centre A.O.G.
K.D. Diamonds Inc.
Shameer Khan
Guyana Industrial Minerals Inc.
Lanid Registry (Govt. of Guyana)
Lusignan Assembly of God
Frankin/Ottis Gift
Omprakash Shivraj & Wong Chan Tung
Farouk Abdul-Kadir
Nicholas C.S. Waldron
Simeon Corbin
Ivan Carlos Venancio
DFSLA Incorporated
A &F Services
Fazya Jagoo
Surveying & Project Management Inc.
Guyana Cancer Board
Dos Santos Farms
Infinity Telecommunication Inc.
American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana Inc.
Michelle & Robin Low
Forests Products Marketing Products
Lloyd V. Singh

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Benjie's Pharmacy & Medical Centre
United Shipping & Custom Broker Service
Sase Narine Sankar
Budget Store
Love & Faith World Outreach Ministries
Chandralall Deokie
Guyana Co-operative Financial Service
Malini Cheong
Eborabo Enterprises Inc.
Bulkan Timber Works Inc.
Parasnauth Ramroop & Sons
Anne Simpson
Cevons Waste Management
Pentecostal Chapel A.O.G. Church
Century Trading Inc.
Lilawattie Lutchman (Imex Int.'I)
Y.S. Franchises Inc. Royal Castle
John N. Hicks
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
Bernard Wylde Carter
Lucia Theresia Maria Eyken
lan Wilson
Michelle Shivnandan
ETK Inc.
Rohit Lafll
Embassy of Venezuela
Prime News Inc.
Guyana Net Internet Services Inc.
Bryden & Fernandes Inc.
Arthur Chandra
Ghansham Lakraj '
Kampta Persaud
Leslie I.R. Persaud
Margaret George
Guyana Americas Merchant Bank Inc.
Louis Narain
Alki Investment & Trading Co.
Guyana Nurses Association
Dr. Lloyd William Validum-Tropimed
Government Information Agency
SDhanram Shankar
SDiamond Fire & General Insurance
SLisa Thompson
'Timehri Handling Services Inc.
Carib Atlantic Travel
SISA islamic Schools Inc.
Caribbean Telecommunication Ltd.
SKemraj Persaud
SSteven Archer
.Cheri Tree Around the Clock Daycare
:Guyana Water Inc.
'Hadi's Bargain Outlet
jBoston Shipping Enterprises Inc.
Enoque Jose Dionisio
:Red Wa'ter Transportation Service
Wilfred Jagnarain
iSmall Business Development Finance
iMohamed Iqbal Dawud
'Essential Supplies Inc.
iDavid Rose Centre Security Service
James Williams
Vimantie & Kenard Azeez
Volunteer Youth Corps.
Mliranda Amanda Newton
Sally & Sharon Variety Store
Chandrowtie Singh
Mohamed Riyasat
Central Houising and Planning Auth.
Comfort Sleep Limited

Starr Computer Inc.
Excel Minerals Inc.
Decipher International Inc.
Mark Waldron
Industrial Supply of Guyana Inc.
Agape Academy for Little Leaders
Linmine, Constabulary Recreation
Mallika IMootoo
Family Health International
China Trading
Universal Bookstore
Surendra Ramsaroop
Harry Sultan Yenkana
Durable Wood Product incorporate
Suraiya Ismail
C.F. & C investments Inc.
Light of Light Full Gospel Church
World of Life Full Gospel.Fellowship
National :Communications Network
Total Protection Systems Inc.
Juliette Ramotar
Church of the Nazarene, Guy.
Alphi Diamond
Military Mission of Defense
Carana Corporation
Yang Xue Ju
Kalibur investigative & Security Service
Vishok Persaud
Charles Sweatnham NT Computeac
Rampertab Etwaria
Early Pregnancy Advisory Service
RTI International




The little girl had the making
Of a poet in her who, being
told to be sure of her

meaning before she spoke,
Said. "How can I know what

I think till I see what I say"
GRAHAM WALLAS (1858-1932) The Art of

ber that it is a self-assorted book which contains excit-
ing and worthwhile quotations, songs, jokes, menus, and
any other thing that you have put there because you find
them interesting or thought-provoking.

Pictures; postcards; clippings from diaries,
newspapers, letters, and magazines; poems; plans
of houses, towns and villages stored in it; along
with any other thing that leads to stimulating good
writing such as a dried natural plant or insect can
also be included.

A Simple Story for Pleasure
Now, I don't want to say this hare was big -
that would be an understatement. He was huge,
gigantic, elephantine. My little brother, Johnny, and
I stared at that animal, and we were practically
"Nothing to say?" Billy Blackette asked smugly.
Finally, I found my voice: "I have something to
say, Billy Blackette. That animal is from another part
of the planet."
My friend laughed heartily. "Clementine you
are a caution! But this hare isn't from another planet.
He's a hybrid."
"What's a hybrid?" Johnny asked.
"HyBRID, Johnny. It means this old hare had an
unusual mammy and daddy and so he turned out even
more unusual himself. Would you like to hold him,
"Hold him?" I took a step back.
"I'd like to hold him, Billy Blackette!" Johnny ex-
claimed. "Can 1 please?"
Before I could protest, the "horrendous hybrid"
was sitting in my brother's arms and they both looked
as pleased as punch.
Meanwhile, I was starting to feel left out.
My sensitive pal noticed. "Clementine, he needs
a really good name. Think you can think one up?"
"Well," I said slowly, "I guess so. Of course, I'll
have to get to know him better first. So the name will
be appropriate.
"Of course," Billy Blackette agreed solemnly.
"Now why don't you start by taking him from Johnny
and holding him a little yourself?"
Very tentatively, I lifted him out of my brother's
arms. But I was nervous and made the hare nervous.
He dug his formidable claws into my arms. At that
point, I just about tossed him into the air, but Billy
Blackette got him.
Well, he is kind of heavyy" Billy Blackette offered
"Never mind that," I said. "He's the original
And thiat has been his name ever since.


Sunday Chronicle October 28, 2007

Lesson Point: In many cases, writers do look at
events in a larger context. They do it in the way you
may step back to see a picture you are drawing. The
whole idea is that you want to get a better look at your
handiwork; you want to get a better idea of the whole
scene or- scenery. You step back from your subject in
order to see it as part of a larger pattern.
It is so good to be conscious of what strategy
you are using. Keep up the good writing for your reader
to want more of you.
In the poem above the poet focuses upon his sub-
ject to give the reader a vivid picture of the last few
moments in a basketball game.

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

"Look at it this way," Mr. Florion had said. "It is of
advantage to both pupil and teacher. If a child wants
to write about something which matters to him, he will
take some pamns to set it down as carefully and with as
much detail as possible; that must in some way improve
his written English in terms of spelling, construction, and
style. Week by week we are able, through his reviews,
to follow and observe his progress in such things. As
for the teachers, we soon get a pretty good idea what
the children think of us and whether or not we are get-
ting close to them.
It may sometimes be rather deflating to dis-
cover that a well-prepared lesson did not really
excite Johnny Smith 's interests, but, after all, the
lesson was intended to benefit Johnny Smith, not
his teacher; if it was uninteresting to him then the
teacher must thmnk again,
You will discover that these children are reason-
ably fair, even when they comment on us. If we are
careless about our clothing, manners, or person they will
soon notice it, and it would be pointless to be angry with
them for pointing such things out. Finally, from reviews,
the sensible teacher will observe the trend of individual
and collective interests and plan his work accordingly. "
On the first Friday of my association with the class
I was anxious to discover what sort of figure I cut in
front of them, and what kind of comment they would
make about me. I read through some of the reviews
at lunchtime, and must admit to a mixture of relief and

Responding to the extract

1. Tell, in about two sentences, a personal experi-
ence related to something in the passage.
2. Retell ONE experience when you made known
to your teacher exactly what you felt about something
that concerned both your teacher and you. [Think about
these aspects: Were you rude in saying what you said?
How did you feel afterwards? Was the occasion caught
on tape or camera? Did the head teacher and your par-
ents come in? Did the teacher understand and did he/
she thank you for revealing the true situation with you
in class? Did you think that you learned more in class
3. Respond to a character or episode event by writ-
ing what happened after you set your feelings free.
Make it as dramatic as you possibly can.

Better Writing
Remember: Things wiill be easy for- you ,if you
have been up-dating a commonplace book. .Remem-

Hello students, -
Please come in. This is just the right time to be-
gin the search for what's bothering you in study
and to face it.
Suppose your problem is the reluctance to revise.
Well, let's get started. MZ~ak a list of what you have
got to do subject by subject. topic by sub-topic. Go over
the list and add labels to each to show your amount of
interest, understanding/kflnowledg~e. ease or difficulty, ur-
gency or usefulness. Decide to start immediately with
those most labeled. Remember it's never too early to
start revision. You can rev-ise until close to the exami-
nations. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.

The Poem

Foul Shot by Edwin A. Hoey

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

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

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

3. How do you see the stillness?

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

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

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

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their champion Doug Gore the r 5TP
evergreen David Summerbell
and newcomer Gary Williams
all in superfast Mitsubishi
Evos with the team lead byr
another veteran Peter Rae in
his space-frame RX-7. de a:
The 10-car US invasion
headed by Kawall Deosarran in
his Lotus Exige, includes some I~7B
of the fastest Group2 cars and
drivers seen at the South Da- I
kota Circuit recently. These i
guys are coming to WIN this
time around )
Race-fans will be excited to
hear that the good-looking, fast-
moving karting sensation .ka
Julianna Chiovitti will be back
for Routid 2 with the karting
guys who say they are really
ready for her this time and it's %
going to be a race all the way
to the flag!
So race-fans pack your
picnic basket ,come to "~~
Timehri ott Sumday 4th No- ;r
vember and enjoy top-class. dI*
motorsport Guyana-style!

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Sunday Chronicle-October 28, 2007

From page XVI
Mitsubishi MIVEC in
2006, with back-up from Ravi
Singh in his 'llrbo RX-7 and
Rudy Beekee in his light-

weight version in Group 3.
Last years' Champion
Driver Tanko Baboolall (RX-7)
and new-comer Christian
Bourne will fly the T&T
colours in Group 2 B again this

Team Barbados is being led
by veteran Doug Maloney in his
Audi Quattro 4WD who raced
in Guyana back in the 1970s.
Jamaica is coming strong

( Welcome to the 4r75"' edition of
L; "Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.
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S2 cupS all )urPOSe: tfledI Mix the floulr. semohnainl Camrr pionr BakinK Powcder, curd t
III tbsp. line grained semnolin~a anld 1/4th Cu1P of` theC waerLI inl a bowl\. (Preferably:J1; aceramliC
1/4tlh 1'p. Chamrpion' aKtringPodr ow) Mar,Lr welwn w l ir well ond the~n ;uld
2 bsp~ pla~in yogurt~ rema3insr l waterI and I Sth (\1. of salnran powdrc~. a11nd wihisk
i L.~th cups w\arm w~ates. unt~ilsmnooth. Set aside forl abhoul 1 hlours to fermel~nt. WVhisk
a b. Nffrn treas, lowy torughlly befo~re use. Prcparc syrupl by diisolving sugcar in
d tr. -r lious ahcndl s poi ~ldeet he w\atcer Jlul before thc sy.rulp i\ readytl addl suff ra~n and l
3 cups hugar t yt0 u << r la i
S2 32rd cups' watelcr pan' to formll Coils.\; a few at a tune. Deeip fry? them untril
Stsp greecn cardamom SeeCds Powe te aegodn n es alovrbu otbow.Reoe
I' > bsp. rose watelLr fro~m the1 kadha~i an1d dr~ain on1 k~itChen Ilpaper and immerse~hc in
Giheec or' vegctalble oil fo~r fryinlg the sy~rup.l Leave orbl at leastr 4-5 minutes so thatl they? so~ak the
syrupI1.;1\ TakeII the outorsyruI, and serveC hlot-

Iu.,r rglil. INowr they munst be gEcntly aInd c~onstantly
agitated to ensure evenl browninlg on all sides,.
If the tel~pmperare olf thle oil is too high, then the
gulabh jam~uns will rten to break. So adjust thle
temperaturer to ensure that the gutlab jamluns do not
break or cook too quickly. The balls must be fried
vecry' slowlyudr mI~1C. Iediuml temper;trurezs. This willI
ensure complete cookmig fromt madeir and even

T`he syrup should be madle earber a:ndl kept warmn.
fo\ make the htot sugar syrulp add mix (he cups of
sgar to 1 cup of wate~r. Addl 4-5 cardalmom pods,
slghtly cnrushed and a fe~w strandis of "Kecsar". Miax
16th a sipoon andJ then he~at at mediuml heat for 5-.10
minutes until sugar isalidtissolved in w\ater.Don rot
ove~rhe~at.that will caramelizethe sugar.

Transfe~r this hot syrup into, a Pyrex serin~g dish.
Keep? warml on stove. Add the fried gulab jalmuns
directly inlto th~e walrm syrup. Leave gutlab jamulns
in syrup overnight for best resu~lts. Tlhey can be
served warm or at room temlperature.

'!cup all pucrpose flou
' sp7 Champljionl BakingS Peneder
2 tablespocons butter; melted .
Whole m~ilk juls enough\ to mak;le the d ilgh .
Zcup" sugh
I cup water
Oil for frine ~
Mlakerlc through byv comnbinling the mnilk~ powuder.
floulr. Champt~ionl Baking Powcder andr bultter. Addt
just enoughl whole m7ilki to make~ a me1dium-hard
dough~. Divide th~e doucgh into I8(-20 portions.
Mulke ball by ge~ntly rollilig each p~ortioln between
your- pa~lms intol a smnooth ball. Place the balls o~n a
platec. Col er with adamnp y:e dr; k~itchen towYel.
Hecat the o~il onl highl and then lowetci the heat to
meldiulm. Slip ib Ithe balls into the hot oil from the
side of the pan, onec byi one. They will sinkl to the
bottom of~ the pan.' but dp! not try to mlove` hem~.
In~stead. gently shake the pan to keep the balls from
(prown ilg~ on just one~side A lier about 5 mins. thle
balls w5ill r-ise to tlie stirfacer. The G.ulah Jammus
rhoul r isC s Oly,1 to the top ifthe testspeniture17 is

Baking Powder rz cing Sugar
t umbsid Powellc ASAd:i ( urrvY owder
HIILad Prppei ~ ~ B r Guac;ra~m masala

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"Saw IVJ" set to

cnquer, ox office
I OS ANGELES.(Ho~ll wood epre) Another Hallow-
~n, another "Saw" movie.
"Saw IV," the latest entry in the horror franchise, is~sure to
cut deeply into its box -bff ce competition this weekend, byt
the reid question is whether jthe gory Lionsgate saga can pumnp
some blood into a lifelesd m uketplace.
Disney's Steve Carell Ju iette Binoc~e comedy "Dan in Read
Lfe,' counterprogral I~nin- ploy, is the only other wide
As for expectations on the R-rated "Saw IV," some might
dismiss the franchise as "torture porn," adi ailing horror subgenre.
But the third sequel should easily top. $25 million, and possi-
bly reach $35 million if overall b~usinesS improves.
It's worth noting that eaCh newr installment has opened more
strongly than its predecepsdr. T se frasichise kicked off during
Halloween 2004 .with $118.3 m llion nd eventually rung up
$55.2 million domestically A yean latlkr, "Saw II" unspooled
with $31.7 million en route/ to $637 Inltionl, and last year "Saw
ill" debuted with $33.6 million, anl took in $80.2 million over-
Lik its Iast two predecessoy, 'Saiw IV" was directed
by Darren Lylnn Bousman. Ceitdal character Jigsaw (Tobin
Bell) was killed in "Satyv III," and "'Saw IV's" plot line picks
up thereafter.

ACTOR Tobin Bell, who stars as "Jigsaw", poses as
he arrives at a screening for their cast and crew of his-
new film "Saw IV"i in Mgillywood October 23, 2007;
"Saiw IV," thLL latest entry in the horror franchise, is
sure to curt deeply into. its box office competition this
weekend, but the real question is whether the gory
Lionsgate saga can pump some blood into a lifeless

Beyonce and Eltbn John among
performers at~firkt-8eve Movie's
Rock concert 'in 0A
NEW YORK Carrie Underwood, Beyonce and Elton John
will be among the performers at the first-ever Movies Rock
concert celebrating the relationship between music and film.
The event will be held Dec. 2 at the Kodak Theatre in Los An-
geles, and will air Dec. 7 in a two-hour special on CBS. The con-
cert is a production of Conde Nast Media Group in conjunction
with the Producers Guild of America and the Entertainment Indus-
try Foundation.
"We wanted 'to create apl extraordinary show that would pay
tribute to the indelible impact music has on film," Conde Nast Me-
dia Group President Richard Beckman said Wednesday in a state-
Underwood will perform the title song from The Sound of Mu-
sic, Beyonce will sing: Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wiz-
ardmof Oz and John will pay tribute to the music from animated

from caabna, FeFrng e nhd enJife Hdso ngill peformrie a
Let Die and Goldfinger from the James Bond movies, and John Wil-
liams il Isead ankorchestranin a edle of his ori ini film scres.
scriber issues of 14 Conde Nast magazines. The cover features
Bill Murray channeling Elvis Presley, circa the.Vegas years.

Rarn hooked to pr ostitute roles
She played a fallen woman in her last release "Laaga Chunari Mein Daag Journey Of A
Woman" and once again Rani Mukerji will be seen as a prostitute in the much-hyped
"Saawariya". She says it is not a coincidence. The woman in 'Saawarlya' has no problem
with hier profession, whereas in the other film it's completely different," Rani told IANS.

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Submission of Forest M~anagement Plans (FMP) and Annual
Plan of Operation (APO)

The GFC wishes to adivise companies that have active ~TSA's and WC:L's
(i.e TSA or WCL that will not expire at 31Ist December 2007) and6 do not
have an approved Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the year 2008 to
submit their Forerst Mranagement Plan for review and evaluation before
November I5, 2007i. Forest Malnagementll Plans should follow a 3-5 yetar
period. Please note that the FMP must be approved prior to the submission
ot'Annual Plans of`Operat ion.

The G;FC' flrth~er wishes to advise companies that have active TSA's and
WCL's (i.e TS,4or WC`Lthat w1ill not expire at 1 st D~ecember 200)7) that
the deadline for submission of their 2008 Alnnual Plan of Operation
(APO)) for review and evaluation is 15th November 2007. No company
wil be allowed~ to operate without an approved Annual Operation Plan.
APOs should fo~llow- the calerdndr yeatr January to December 2008.

Companies whose TSA or WCL expires this ye~ar are further re~minded to
submit their business plan andc other information as previously outrlinedf
by the G FC' by the 30th Novemrber 200)7.

Failure to submitt your Forest Malrnage~ment Plan and Annual Plan of
Operation before the above~i~-mentioned time will result in your operations
being temporarily suspended.

All unused tags must be returned to the GiFC at theL close of business in
2007. In addition- youl are required to submit to the GFC alt the close of
200)7, the volume and number of pieces of prduce on the ground together
with the tags use~d ont this produce. Permission will then be grantedi to
remlove only this produce in 2008 as production froni 2007. ~The format of
presentation can be uplifted firom the nearelst f<>rest station.
.7mner Singhr
Conunis~sioner of.Forests



TIhe Gover~nent of G~uy~na (GOG) has rLeceivedr finrancing fromn the Inter-Ameriican
Decvelopmelnt B3ank (IAZDB) for the Main Road Rehabhilitation Prognullnme Phase 11. it is
intended that part of thec proceeds of this financing will be ~TIa ppl to~ cligible payme~nts ibr the
procuremecnt tofnc Digitai Copier and Accessories.
Tlhe~ Go~venunen~rt of Guyana trourigh Works~ Services Gro~up, Minijstry ofi Publlic Wl-orks & t
Colmmunica~tions now inv~ites sealedl qulotations fromi~ cigible suppliers fo~r thle supply of`. : One
Digital Copier and Accessories.
Prolcurement will be condlucte~d through the~ Natrionall C`ImroMl il.e Bidding (NCB)! prccdu~res,
specifoie in the procurement Act 2003.a ind is openi to all ulpha I fri om memnfberI countllrie'S of the
IA DB. Interested e~ligible suppliers mlay obtain speci ficationls anld lirher infrormna ioin aI t Adress
I be~low Juring~ Office h~our: 8:0 blrs 16:30)hrs M~ondltays to Fridas. Invitations for Quot~atio~s
metllus ive f Spciif ticat ions and Pricer Schedules in Enlp ishl can be obta:1-Jined I- tim the Ol ifi ce ofl thei
C'oord-inatror.Wo~rkisServices~ (roupatr ddreLss i givcn belou.

Quoitations m~ust be p~lacedl in sca~ledi ienvelopes aInd addressedc~ to Th1e C~hairmn-an. M~inisteirial
Te~nderl Boardl Minisilry of Publlic Woirk~s andi (comm~lunicalrtions. Wighf:s Lanec. Kin~gston-
Georrgetownl and depositedr mn theL Tendrc~i 801of the~lr M~irnstryJ of the Mnlisryi~- of P'ublic works l\
a~ndi ( ommunlcicatins befoire- 09.00 hour-s ont Tuesday 6": Novemlber 200f7. Latec Quol~tationls wvill
be rejecctedc. Quotations wrill be openedc in the presence of the supplie~rs' represetathesl~:i\ C ?\\ho


Question: W~hy dolI need a TIfN if I already have an IRD numbhert

Answer: The TIN Act (No. 15 of 2006) amends; the income Tax Act
and therewith replaces the IRD number. Section 3 of the T'INZ Act
states "The taxpayer Identification Number means the Govana
Revenue Authority taxpayer identification number assigned by the
Revenue Authority to a taxpayer for the purpose of transacting
business witih the Authority under this Act."

'This means that the TIN not otnly identifies persons for the purposes
of Income Tax, but for ALL transactions they may have with thle
G;RA, whether at the Customs and Tradle Admninistration, L~icnce
Revenue Office, Internal Revenue or VAT' and Excise Decpartment as
well as any- Govetrnment Department, Public Corpor-ation and thle
Cen~ttral Bank.

The IRD number was only; valid fotr transactions conducted at the
I internal Reven ue arm ofthGRAC K.

TIhe TIN therefore prov-ides you with a vaidf tnumber- to transacrt
business wvithi the GR\annd the other agenrcies stated above.
\cfcordfingly, it is imtportantt thalt you ap~ply anid obtain yourt-r TN
before Dccember 2007.

(11` ou hme\ questions onl the Tinlaxpay idecntification~ Number, kindcly
conrtalct the~ ReSistry\, G;PO Buildfing, Robb Street~. Geo~1~cc,\rgetw
Telephone~. 225 5587 or wvrite to th~e C`cr-polrate Commllnuniicatidins Unirit.


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To provide Secretarial and Adminirstrative duties to the Agency Mdanager he a renety and profesSion~al manter.
Knowledge, Skiis and Abilities Reqluired:
-Time tvanagement
*Atilly tomuniliplet~askand prioritize.
veremiandw ritte~-~ncommunication s16s.
* Kntowledge of business language, pattems and formats to'~ellectivre ptoreprio and completion of all
Pofessional Telephone etiquelle, timely responses and courteouts interasctions writh all customers.
-compuiter Etneray-etdensive~ kmowedge of MS XP
-Problem ao~R Sli
-Attention to detail as needed to ensure cashi is baian~ced. Prepaca t~D~ion ~9Of ccte reotstC-
* secretariaiTrawnprrgoua~~c~tnasos
* Admitnistra~tive Quai~icafton win be an aSSet
* 2 A' teve Subjecs
* 5:Cs bbexc Subjcts rae 31 or

SAt teast two(2) yearsex~perience pefonrmig administrative ofoe funSmans.

Interested personashsould submit application to


On or before November 1st, 2007.

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n Pub itick-a connamacanons
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ThepublI(icihereby notified that'AYODHA
,SIN(GH ako (FAT IOY) ondl*MAlll
1(INGSTO# arenc longer employed with
Dhonosn trading. Theyorenot authorised to
" J' Itransqd ny basinets senishel of Dhaonso


The G:uyanal~ Sugar fcorpor-atio~n ilc.l invites
bids fr-om suitably quJalif'ied persons for- the
following Procuremenn of'~orkls tecnders:
> Constructio of Airfield:
Navigation St -ucture (Skcloidot
Reactivation ~of Blackwater
Sluice &Y $Canal N 0. 83
.'fender Package pn be purchase I and
uplifted from the Purchasing M~an ger -
Factories at the acddbess below:
Materials M~anagem~ent Departmlent
Factory Section i

Te~nders are available for downloading~ friom
Guysuco's w~ebsite at~http://wwwi~guysuco.omll
and cl ick\ing~ otf "Invitations to Tender"'

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BrainStreet L~earning (~wwmbrh1ainrst;. treetleaii ng:~.corn) is a 'Viiru tal Learrning1 Envirolnment't'that allows s-tudenzts
to access online lessons andf tutorials toc support their efflorts~ as th-ey pu~rsue their studies for Secorldary- Sc~hool
En~traience Exa;minatio~ns, C~aribbean Se~onda;ry Schools E~u~xamin;tionl (CS EC), Caribbean Adcvanied~ Pr-oficiency
Extaminationl- capeP) andi other seconda~ry school examinatio n~s. S rud.~.!ir- n owt haveL the option of accessin g
academic courses and tutcors to help with their homeworl~~tk. or as theyr study focr upcom~ing~ examinations.


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Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Mathematics III

Mathfematics IV

CXC Mlathematics

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Princles of Business C

For students in Forms 1 & 2

For students in Forms 2 & 3

For students in Forms 4 & 5
studying for CXC/GCE
For student Forms 5 studying Additional i
Mathematics for CXC/GCE
'Mock exams?; drills for students study~g
for CXC and GCSE Mathematics
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CXC and GCSE Examinations
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A li i i i d f i bl lil d fill h f ll i i i

pp cat us are nvte rom suta y c ua e persons to t e o owng postons:
(A) 1 Secretary.

I classes in four subjects at CXC General Proficiency or its equivalent including English Language phis formal
qualification in Computer applications plus one year's relevant experience OR Administrative and Profe(sional
Secretaries Diploma.

(B) Ilfor TrailgS.HIRIl

A diplomaicertificate from the Guvana Sehool of Agriculture with adequate relevant practical experience,
which should include at least 2.ycars in a super visory capacity or substantial experience in horticultural
practice in a recognized institution which shoukI include at least 4 years in a supervisory capacity.

Deftailedl list of duoties can he obtainled from the P'ersonnel Division.


Seio 7ra desan a

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P'laceme~nt wIould be de~pendncrt onl level of qualification atnd relevant expe~rience.


C'urrntly include a mnonthly trantsportation allowa:nce. uifomit, no~n-contributory Medical
Insurannce Scheme. Annual and Viaciation Leav~oe andi LeLave Panssagle allow~anc.

Applicatio~is with Curr~lCicuhun Vitaei (3 coicrils) Stating~ full name.3, dlte of' b~irth. mar:1ital statuIs. qualificationls. (wtith
dcates and overall gr~ades obtained). wtork experience (with dlates), .1111l namles and addrlesses o~f three refe~reiesj (o~e
of w\hom- mustlt bC yourCI presentI or. lalst emp~loyer whe~re applicalbic) must reach thei Per1sonnell Div:isionl University
of~ Guy!.llan P.O.. BoxS 10)1 I11. George.!.~ town.: I E-ma~il -'cL~1; to '[d. Fax No. 592-'222-4 181 not later th nn

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Thle Ministry of Hutman Services and Social Security is pleased to inform all O)ld Age Pensioners that thle 200)8 Olid Age Pension Bootck distribution w~ill commlence at the locations.
dates and times as given below.

We hieve madle every effort to place distribution1 centres closest to penlsion rs. Klindly chleck the schedul ecarefully? and presen~lt y ourselfat the diltribution centreC thatf cover yIcur

Pleast bring along your 2007 Old Age Pension Book, Identificationl Cardi or Passport.

70118 202 800 ~i~\~~;ILLBEREIANE.T10! RO PIY

Please uplift your 2008 hook as early as possible.


Deslidimrion C'entres

SCharity E(tension

Tlaymouuth~ Mancor
P~rimaor\ School

Sudldic P~rimanry

Primaory School

innal HReina 104 '

Darnid' I lo n louth

Dartmouth Vilnage

Tuschen Post of~ific Tuszchn; Zee~lugcl~tVrgenoug~en; Mln- Nov f2th iu:00 4:30
Philade~lphia Fri- Nov 16th
Mon- Nor 19th
ThBur- Decr thl

itvingtul Communtry Uiilvings: Zeebulrg! Wd- Nov 14th i 9:00 4:30
Centre Tuer- Nov 20th
Mon- Nor 26th
Tuoe- Doc 4th1


9 :00- 1:30

9:00 - 13: 00

j:00 430

.:. 4:30
1:00 4:30


:_____________e i enLICIIL( n _~

(2) Catchment Area:

(3) Impor-tanrt Note:

Refe~rs to the arca(s) which thle named
distr~ibution centre covers.

Pensioners MAY~- NOT1 be able to uplift
their pension books at another centre
during: this exercise

Carchment.4rra Dat Time ,

! Catchment Areas
itI f Ita l 3

i Dates

Destribution Centres

New~ Road: C`harity and thle Mon- Nov~ 1th
Pomercr onu River: Pomer~noon Motln- Not loth
Mon-DT~ec3 '

'Taymouth Malnor. A ftlanice T.No th
Co~lum~bi;: Aberdee Tu; o 2"
Three F~rie~ni: Capacyl'? Lake

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Declight; Ruiimles~igh
W indsorl I orest-

i I H~ackdamn

ND Poudcfroyen:: Samamoni n D)lam: Helsla Thu~r- D~c rhth

Best I laelct lry hur Nor 22nd :0 41
Terry~ foo~'s Hreidence

du~claction Building Vrced~!-en-Hoopl IOct I oresho:re Morn- Novlh o:00 4:30o
(Gfecm Buildine) MaPIintain Walk

I nna 4.elhrr nnr s \in.. 1 1is<.*... I .1 1b.. Ito1.0to .4
M r. Pariag's Residence

I C.rc i Icl. '1.1.. I II.. ,. n

(Offce Stewnllll:arai mieSaa < ri- Nov 30thi
Fri De t
-- - -

e~d- Nov 7th

ue- No~v 20," ed.
,ez 5

Tue- Nolv 2(0

'hur Nov 272" '
ed-l Decr 5"'

lre- mov aseh

ri- Dec- 7 1

Wed No~ 2 '
ue- Dec 4

e'cd- N~o 14 ;

uec- D)C~ 4 i

SCakllage Area
LOH1 R I NT to

Meteln-Merr-Zorg Post

Parika NDC `

Meted-Meer-Zocrp: De Wllem:
D~e Kindezren '

Gireenwichl Park: Barn~well; Le

Giood Hope: Ruby; Farm:
Organgesjtein Bushy Parki: Pariko:
Hydrolidet : Hy~de Park:t Look Out:
Naamyrck; Spalrla SaIlem: loral;
U.nity-: Road-en-Rulst: Blake: Hlog
Illandl; hubu: St Lalwrence:
P'leasant Ho1pi: Lookabu: Lanar~balli
Bendorff: Manripa~; M1OrasLhee;
Boeriia Ii~ric ivr: Bornasika Rive~r.

Tulc- Nov 13'i
Wed- Nov 2Lst
Thiur- Nov 29th
Mon- Dec~r 3r I

-Thur-~O N i
Fri- Nov 1 6"

Berrter Honpe Primaury

Be~tter Sulccess: Berteri loper L~a
Reso~urc': Malria's Delightr:
Evergreen; Sulmmerset &i Br~ks

Mon- Nov 1. '
Mnn- Nov I Q:
Mon- D~ec 3"(

2:00 4:i0

10/27/2007. 6 13 PM

(1) D~istribution Centre: T~he place wher-e the pension baooks wvill be

D. Singh
Assist-ant Chief Probatiotn antd Social Services Officer
O~ctober 2007

A~dvenllture.: Ondecrneeming ~ W
Suddie: Bcificild: Mlaria's Loudgc: WM
Ituribisi River: Mas5h 0: ItribiiiSi T1
Riser D

Gulldide Fkr-cc: '
Abram Zuil:

1..n~andale. 1 .st .1101 i
Qulccusown: ZorR on Vl~ygt, T
WVestfeld: Allianlce: L~ittle Alliatnce: W

Aurich; Dagerand

M~c Nahb. Limal Sandrs: Larid of so
Plenty: Mlainstay F
Re-liance:; Bush Lot: Coston Ficid; F
Anon Regina: Henrietta: /F
Richnriondl: La Bella Alliance: Red I
Lockl: St. Denny's

1.InnJ ( a .l rl)\- (note D l..I \ In. n I
Spar~t: Winldsolr Caistle I

Paradise ; Jib; Exmouih: D~unke~ld W
Perth:l Pe~rth: ~anrtshouth; Westbulry: \
Bountly Hall; Phillips; Andrews iT


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la~t Com Gk?6~ sig6 Miine; T c-- N 20h 8:30 -4:30
~~~ucuri~i Noele Zuiir ~WLawland .~ ~ m-~

ML~ac #c4c On~~ n~srCmNaisan Ums;ancastr:x Thur-Nov 224 I00 4:30
Compeead Masqu~itdrfairiall; spin Hl Thuri- ~Nov 29t
C-asbri.1pduadlaJ ns .

Cane Grove Strthiave~n irginia-~r Cae rovei: Morn- idec 3rd W:30 4:;
Post Office -Retrre ~tas: mds:Waterto

scl T~in East Desterira

Betervedwagting r B(anvillQfE' iBeter swaga~in; tFri-No 2nd 83 43
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LusiignanTurm n u o o I th Kt.4
Crommunity Cere loe Phaeri T ~1 ontlog Ec Tue- Nov 19t

La Bonne Intention Fr# NovB~ 16thrs~'~ih 830-4:30e~-.
f LBl) Earl Co lmaScee on- Niov 19th
180; C;Or~it ~ca Mrt; Surcess;. Tue Nov 20th

R aghoo'\ residenceI tlKhe ILlos 1at r '~line 4.iod Wed- VIny 'Xld I nO - -1 T
.toii Repos :: .~lioii Be: ErDe i ~ I g Thur- Nov 29th 1:00 -4:30
Fri- Nou 3th 3 I:30 -4:30


taggeam OC Offie ` mer~cp rise -Nt2t :t3(I

La Bazate~hlle(am's i
Resideac) Waterhac Betticid

iutichmeadisill Leea sontl~~~i)~nl~ 1- Nv 5 1 00 3:4Ms.

:jSuhasa' Wrsidnce Unifnii~m: Kingston- Tcakcsburr : Sun. No~~ 25th 10 00 12:00

Z/e~eland~iaelth H iraintj~;a:rg: ZediaCindia;t Cae .i nm- Nair 1S10:00 I2:(00
~Centre .

'Maria's Plrasure M ~aria's Picassure: Meet ZorF -e Fre Sun-No 15thrf .00 i- 1:
Health Centire~ and Easy

WIeII Plane: Sambs. F~nrsenddu, Sun-~ Nowlah 00 .n
Roopchand's Bn al.

Patricia Thom as' Noirge~iducht Sun- Nvi 18t 10:00 12:00 .
Residence Flrdricksburaei
Arthurville .

Arhtirvilkc; Amerstort; Marias u-NvIt 00 20
Pleure3(T: Johalnna: KI Rush Bu
Dombulre: Ridge


8 so a

ones..a. c..nes


North Zca tion H
Soulth Section

ine ourc~\~, l Ca;nal A .

lined$ Int~nt: Murphy hrect. (a
SCezntrre 1m: Nowmrn Dam:i la


casel TE inei usc

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se~- New I:0 4 n

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i- No $iI

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Creitre Padrt Shauris.cckr~~s Gardn: andr
(ircades: limbsrv: SheCess

Scnrr I(toe Hcener Hoipi- Montros; Ha~pp
Community 'Colrr A cres Le Recomemcnr: Hrothe s:

Churrch of od \parendsulu P ,4anons 1 head
5(iceri Rod La

as w~,iu:H~ise Come aerpri -~ as r~prise Garden~s:
Creatr NnPr iaehHl:Kok
Ab lolt Sc c~rr

sisa~clti. Labash Ln ldean terms-.

. I Essear Fasue: Fpir Rbosmom $chiime: -

3Badneler's ~ ~ ii Adese UA-Dmishana; Paradise:
,Commasit aiking~ Dazzel aftems
Itackueti skdfemaprLc Mpre Reul

Chur- ?ior )lb
Thur- Nov~ 15th

Fri- Nio\ 'nd

Tue~- Nov 2th
Tue- ~inov 27th

0 -4:.


Canarll Hr* I Iealth Heavisin. Gernew
Oratre I.'Oratoire.. Jacoba

Ha'~~rdor.m2 Le De

1~~~a :r thrs JavaaT~l Ic

*-- Most~Irjou. Heo Kendicn
Ultkghast .

Batessitr Stitt Oqise La~ i.2inc:,Old Road '
Doctorr lI~m: Ufnit\: Sriarc.
Fate: Harmniie: cVaurhal
On4-clmcenitig: L1 V murm~-
N ishiles: Itagotasifc Vlag~

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11 Na O

a F Oce?b .

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Wed- Nov i18th

We~d- bisy 21st

Mon- Elos !2al

(<:S0 4 3


is:JO 4:36

Mon-Nov 19th
ten- Ne.W 3

g:30 -4:.r

Patmer Strrct: 1
Las firasc P~ub

4 pii~ii~r dit

Imlepeindenice SiCreet Not2C 20~ 00-
lic Roa

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Success Thiereas

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Residece (A\ys Wi. No\ 28"''
Fri'eeei Pulc ites

Cc~Eccksr Nml N~i mil Pa

O~ctreB B': M ~nh-s ri nir- Nov' 19'"
Esta(rs~i Ne& cher i

Or~ilketBM Baseem n Fa' ItllFrNo .r

Timeliasser Ckrct .ri

PrhewidreB.~~a u melenealist P rtwaken: Fdu- Nolv leth c;O 9~:00-6

Segeica VClrNierr (sa I. No I 2. 9 - f 1:30r "
at~edia Felic Moin~eal Aucrali d Nv. ?
Statem) --

AE~~ -' ?st Mi ov2
OasC -Nov~ 6r 9:(ad 4 TO d

CTnhr Dec 6th .r

Craig..Pentaadenof2des A -Nv 9:00-4?:30

SSoeesdyke N.D~. C. Olre 11 Ifur- Nov 1st 9 :00 42:30
GECOM~ Ba~n Seedke-Tiincni rrrden; W$ h-~. Novh 14
SgSupply Sandsb Johna;e Land of T ir- Nov 2')'
C IanE aan IimiCircuit & t thak i
Ku~ra Kerwrm Kea Khrme1 Ifttadeini Creckt Tuc- N~ov ] 3th 9:0- :0
Extnissea Cent~r e #tilfou Ya`~rrom Kabr; Dora. d No 28fth -
to Kare Sturrern


Clareg~ie Sch~ael of eskh;rt-Rause Wessmainville Th~ u r- Nov

Strees. Werks-ea-Rst

rlinde Temiple fat tcap unle~nh and $ neli Canalmingshurgl Monl- Nov .5th! 9:0)0 3- :30
and I `., facytouc'l~hiflsmas iands . Mon- No~v 19th
~Quamina Strdets Mo ~ ~~-n-Nv 2th
SMori- D~ec 3rd

SPostoffice Training- ~Northasal liwunihfusainoinshurg: WeC'd- Nov ?thl 9 :00 '3:3(
S schooll T igers* Bayiing:e lEve Leary Wed- Nov 21st
a t Lanasha and Wd Nv28h
C armichael Wed~c- Dec Sjb :
SStreets. R6rtisI\~sd ~, Xl
~Cummingsburg I

I Jig "C"- hep- OICmnminc Ledge We~d- Aw th My
I miresi R~a Adanicu Vil; WdN'td
Panensed Turkeycnr Web'd- Nov 21s
Lilinda Wed- 1ov I25th-

Wed- Ike 5

Seveastsi Da AtlC~0~ m ~ Drba B sokands; Tu o 9 :j0-4:30
Chrc I jedgecb tPrinciFs Stree thr le 1d
Derbas linic~taseds Italdficid Succal Patmpilms Sprng Tue~ki- N thh

rr.i~) / -b-&ll: ~ ri~

NYigh Whlte~r EaFsl La Pcnitence: (Retween ~ M on-Nokr 5th 8:30-4:30
Rehind East Mandlra' A enue & Policer outpos~k f Motn- Nov I'sh
PesitacePelie Et Ruimarckle Guylme MfLqts-~i Nov1h
Staeles. Pak Turlc illeifk Terrae: tuckiiPle~ Als-o\- No 26h
1 ikrcsween Ahrey~ BaerStcreSg Monu-Nov 31s
~Cole- Hemsaj Bidre) Mo~Ln-lec 3rd

#ear ICe Harvest Guybec Park, Lamaha Park: ifai- Nro nd' 8:30:30
Centre. Asselt~ies Lanthib Springsio olet Srvies: Fri-Cp Nov 16t
potMd Crch.JI In Hbosing Scheme r- o 2r
Kaknire Nrth-iRaim\ idttl~o ~ellStisree BFnri-N .ol30ate
North qRimtvldt South Ruimvelds Park (B-~ctue Fri- ~SNo ?sh
Cane Viewa .Aenue 6i

~i~r at #~lL iand ConehstaDivet)

C~ent~re North Wed Notiv 14th g:30- :lt
NorRith~~l Rasv' Ruimvelfds; Rasvilkc; Wed- Nov 1sl
R oxane Runaham Giardens: W ed- Nov 28th
Steredoue Shchme; Postl'al hd e- c t
iTeleommunication Houuing~
Scheme: South Ruimal~zdt Gardles~

Tuc tille Bridge blordre byi Cane ~
View u~iir Di

AvenuerI and Conress Dic Nort


Fuamis Residesce V-irega~ince SadeenBlde Itll:

Sarine Strees Re~npignimanr~ Esa Vik~lllarouin
leamrd Scheme .

Philanrr~decrr' Re iat arite
Westee~ie lic e&.

Capew ouh

i :(Hus n:00O

Th~ur- No\- 1st
Fri- Nov 2nd
Fri Nov 16:'

Wed- No 7th
Thritr- Nov Xth

F ~Nov 16th

1I:(M) 4 30

8:3 4:30c ~

I AM)- 4:30

Thm r\- N Iss
Thur- Nol 15~th
Thur- Nov\ '2nd
Thur- Nol lilth
Thur- Ikes 6h

C~anapbdissle: Blygezicht Prad ad
Nagar. S~cin .K' Ca~mpbelvill
SherilTj~uCet Bel Air V~illage.
Bel Air Park: Duncan. Struct
NWrutown Kitty

Unorh South.'A':'B': C
-D': -E'. ~Iicds Sophia

Sahrrmacie. Downding Street
Samly Bab Stree. .
ThuomasGrect:Grdo ~~
StIret. Pije Sctree Sitatin Stree
Luamaha IFtrc~tI Willtam Streetr
Base Street Shet Road: Quscal ~;
Strict Perc Strrect PublieRtnd ad

1.eve sad Faith ed& k
Oatrachr Raildiag.
t pper Demals ?ireTI.

I$8 as~r v as L
avid Street -

Fri- Nov 2nd
Fri- No+ issh

Sdi- Dec Sth

Mar Sn- Nos 5t
Tue- Ko x 6d

Tue-- Dec 4th

}:Oi* tim

(50 .do .

av~t rees




McE Doom; D Aguiid S;-hsem

ignclal Heallh CnrET 1
4th *tred 4gricola

A .lexander Village
2nd anld Cross Streets

David Ro~se Heralth
We~st Front Road

i :mi re:00

lion- Not Ash
11sn- New~ !Oh
:Mon- Nov 19da:

Mon- No\; 22d
Mon- Wnv 26th

Tu.- \as I ;th
T ue Yo\ !0:h
T ue- Nov~ 271h
Tue-- Dec~4th

40:xande: I allage, Rlter \lse
Ru:ma cid!. H a c L I P nl::vr,
Industrial Site: Ras Vitic
.Shiricy Field Ridley Squtu r

Bou:4e~f Tinuoames, Lands-
Kerashal$ ual Smiwn~ ~ ath:ommgsburg:
Railui-Ji [TmlborLanealkeI
bet~~.laceRa~llonene Road and

Fri- Nov 2nd i

Fri- D~ec 7th

9:00) 3:3()

Wecd- Nov 28sh
Wed~- Dec~i ith

Wesjt Knimv-eldt: Wa'lke; Ternrae:
Laing 1vrenue; MIiddic Road: La
Psenaence: Hen Klrton DrIve

10/27/2007. 6:15 PMA

SMMA *-rr Oclaber ~28, 200

2008 Old Age PensEion Booek distrbgibu-o~tio ond


Cameral East armeara

.Joshua House
Thomas Street

SUNDAY CHRONICLE October 28, 2007

~2008 Old Age Pension Booki distribution Count'dl

OrdnmanciFrt Lands I
NDC: Oflice Palhiyra: Tue- Nov\ 6th 9:00 :30
(C.umberland) No. 2 Village: 'Thur- N~ov 1th
Sheet~ Anch;or Mon- Dc( 3rd

Ca;mnefi~n~rrel/nirrs Goed Bananla Land: 'Thur- Nov 8tch 9 :00 3:30
NDC Office(GoedBanana Betsy Grounid: ..' Monl- Nov 19~th
L;M Gangaram: Speculation; 'Tue- kec 40s
F/:Cane New Fonest;

Ilntre/Bodam, NDC Susannah; No. II Village 90 -33
iOficet Kendalls; Bohemia; Mon- Nov 12th

Prospec~t Warren hr-No 2t
Bourlan;: Don Robin:
i IMerville:

FryishlCibraltar iDC Nor. 1L Road:' Wed Nov 2 ist 9-00 -3:30,
Offier ICourtland;. Mon Nov 26th
Gibraltar- Tue N'ov 7th

3 :00 11:00

q unI 12 us,


Jaio's Shop, G;ood*Faith Novar: Opo~d Faith; Recess I Thulr- Nov 15th :0-:3

Burmaa Day~ Care Ca;lcutta: Cathe~rine; L.ittle~ Abrary; -I Fri- Nov~ 16th 90 2

I I L~ I I u ~ I


Catchment treas

T .ime


Destibutioin Centre

touchment bre~n

Desententionn( ntres


Blairmont N.I).( Office lt/ n lim n.W dN t"h

Huar- n i.1 1.I ( Inilf k 14 n **- in i ' - ~ '' l. *' ni. I"' !

SAhmed n~ik BrownI Shop)1Tr for
C otten Cll re ilg

IVillage N .' ilgs






C -: - - - - - -
Bena~ib D & I Office Ine~- No, 13th
All V:illalges frc~nl No..c 50to No.

-- ~--~~~--
9:00? 3:00(

SDaphne Baoiley 's
N o. 5 Villa te

NVo.8 M ulti Pulrpose

Weldand agsrae

i rashIndellunI).( hnni

Ruichld Vli: e

McPi Pherson's
iR Ridden 9 6

Dessribution OCeres


4..1 \*, Ill.

St9 Johmll onde~rneeing ln

Nov. 7. a &;1 0 ill.lsees

Gjolder n Flacce; Washilll~nt

Ho~lladlrum: 1 Idormllo

SNos. c. 40 ~~.41 42Vilag

Mon-~~ No 0t :00- i :0n

Thbur N o\\ 29th -4(

'No.3 111 Vilp No. 79 Vi111
Rampoo"r: K~in~gson:
Little India: Airea AA

Ca *brto~n Crir ( entr/

Grant's Residence -
D ukestown

SSkieldon L~utheran Church

C `rabw~ood Creek N)C

SOreatin and Siparuta

~~~" ""~~ """"'~ ~' r-- -
l1on- N\ 19tW :0 30

We~d- Nov 2Ist

(J:00- 3:00,

9:00. :00

9:00- - 3:00---

Nro. 75 Village: No. 76i Villag:
Scotsburg: Dukecstownt:
Sprindalnds: 1..ittle Africa:
Prinectown: Rlace ( ours~e

1~1'.11 ;11111

9:00.i... ...... 00.......

Sklridon,: Line Patrh A.B.CDI, & T~hur-Nov -'nd

Craibwood~ Cre.Ck: Fi o 3
Moleson Creek

\to~n- Dec 7rd

Mlon- D~ec 3rd




,C~atchment Are-ss

C'helsea Park -

Stranllgreen: M nillluli: C.Onten~l

lIc He q :
Ilroken Wa;ter ~andc:
F:redrick' Johallnna

Martinls Burial Groulnd:
Ha~ndsomr TIrce: Grass H~ook:
Joe H~ook

P'lanter' s Halll: C`ottage -
Belmont: Bulshy Panrk
P'erseveranice: Now or Never

Tie i

9):00 3:30

Maha~ica N.D).C Offce

Dlcl Hp Primt $ hol t

No. 10 Mahasica Rirer

Ilundsomer I rlee
SPrimary School
SMahaicar Risk~r

- Bes Shop, Cottage

]Crchaal.rrea~~~ ;~~~~- Dtes

Wedt- Nov\ 7th 9:0 uo- 12:00

Thur Nov I8th :0-1:

Mon- Nov S
Wedl- Nov 2
Wed- D~ec 5


11 sJ. \.ni 4th

Ir IIII 2 3,

Mon- No~v 12th

Mahairony UReiuonl
Office (RDC) -

Hligh Dam lienrlhh
Centre .

Dundee NY.D.C .OffCe

~La Rasionabic; Ze~skenderen
):arml; I..e Enterprise

H~igh Dam: Carlton Hal~l;
P'rospecr '

Panrk; Fcllowshlip: Hluntley:
Airy Hall: Dulndee

Mon- Nov 121h

lue- 1..1 1 *Ib

Thur- Nov 15th

9:00 11:00

Perth Society Hall
Perth Vilage

Pecrth; Streth Caempbell:

Tue- Nov 20th 9 c:00 12:00

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Destrilmisa fentrres

Relianc PoktOfl


C.aonefild; Relialnce 1Scidement:
Adciphi Settlemecnt: Bara Ca;ra:
Adelphi Village

SUNDAY CHRONIICLE October 28, 2007


Buichant's Residnce~. C~lifton; .lolut's: Tfaini We~d. Nov. 9'' L:00! 7 3:30
'Taini Settlement Thur. Nov. 8';

L.inl' Miss P'hoebe: Ankerv\ille Te o.1

T'ue. DeC. 4li

Hocn~I c~lndel. 1 stir:T vt :033

Willi msburgi We~d. Nov 28th

8:30 4:00, -

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SSilverto n All Stars
SCommunityt Centre


y b~oalt


I -.-~I .. I I I I --I I

Cai mn ra Dates


Distribution Ce*ntres

Wh~'im Prob~ation Office

N .DC Office
I 1ibicuri North

Dleslribution OCrn res _

New~ Amsterdamn Masjid

Lectter Kenny:


1..itepol ""

North & Sohth Mibicuri:
Nortlh & Soluth Y;lukusuri
Zhmbnia: .
Northl &rC Southb Lcshholden


\l\ rheld: P'lanlltaion~ Lochabehl.

. <:(m 3.00

. 9:00 1:00

I us. on

M on Not Ith

Tue~I- N~ot 21th

Thur- No h. thI
Monul- Notv 12"h

Monu- Nov 2 th1

Tfhur- Nov~ 2"t

..11 !1

Il:00 :30

--i U-- -- -


Mlon- No~v 5th l

Wed- Nov~ 21st
We~d- Decc 5'1

Mloil- Nov 2th
Thur- D~e c th

Tuea- Nov 27th

Th'lur- Nov 15th

T~hur- Nov 29th

Th~ur- Nov 'Y";
F:ri- Nov .30th;

Enfirctid/Ne Dor Pa-k

Office (Edinbhurgh)

Services &F Soc~ial ScurUity l
ui~ld~ingF NA

Evcrlton: Bellow:
Helatburnl Rlotterdlam;

En-llicd: Kor~thbl;roade: Deacrhn,:
D Ie Kinddrenl; HBushes Lu~st:

Z 'org-en-V'lygt_; Schl(nopmod

K Ihaduarlvlle; NurTSevi~lle
SVryman's Fr~ven: Winkl; :
Q (ueenstown



thn*Nsskill I I ~ ning .Tm. nel.1.. 1 the --. 1 1 :-1.1 1
Centre btA Hgte

Kildonan C~ommlunity Advnture: r l
Cen~tre nii;Finru;
Nurnyc: Bushinot:
M~aida;l Kilmarllno ck ;
Phillip': K~ildornan~

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no. 111 (I

No. 35 Villagei:
No(. 36 Villagec:
Br~ightown:l Kilternl:

.Java; Bengal:
t..... G:.,. d H...

Nov I" fo On 30 :30

Dec......... 4" to 7 ...~......_.....i

Desribu~tion Centres Catchme~ont Areas


Regional Administration
Office Socist SrEcrity B i frtica Essequibol River

. oppa oo ope:
No. 45 Villa go

.... . --
i Catchment Areas Dates

Des\tribution Centres

RE<:l4N 10

Mora Sweert; P'ing Stret:
Cr.abwood Stre~etf Decterma
Street; Kalra-Kalra: Spikecland~ ~
Rich~mond If ill; :atooka;
(cenrtrl Me Kent e -

8:30 4:00


Mon- Nov 121h
T'ue- Novl 1jth
Wed- Nov 14th


SC'atchment .~Tr3ns



Dearbibutionl Cenres

Penbioners: Lssociation
Hall. Mc; Kepzie

L~itnd Foumlation

School Ameclia's Ward

~:I stus sing
SCommunaity Centre

SBy boat


'Mon- Nov 21st
T hier- Nov' 2 "

F~ri- Nov 23rd
Sat- Nov 24th l

". .an- h,\ Ne1il
Tle- Nov 27th
Wed- Nov 28th
T'hur- Nov 29thl
Fri- Nov 30th

Mon- Diec 3rd
Tut-- Dec-lth
Wdd- Decu 5th

I Iul-D e)~fth

F:ri- D)e 7th

Hamlnpshire Civic

.Albion NDC. Office

Belvedere;lr Nigg

Sandred:: Che~sney:; Topol
G;uava Rulsh: K~ilcoy

Monl- Nov 19th
Tuec- Nov 30th

o; Wed Nov 21-4
T~hur- Nov 22"'
M~onl- Nov 26tLh
I Tue- Nov 27th1


I reall. IL-- 4 man 1-* Dead II

H talf Mile; Ole M~ile;
SSilvertown; Burnitam.Drive;
SFromn Debalial Street to We'st
SWatooka C~anvas C~ity/Greecn

W isrock; (.ne Mlile E~xtensionl
Black 22'

I Iockstonre: G.l.'rea FulllS

10/27/2007, 6:12 PM

2008 Old Age Pension Book distribution Cont'd

_ Culch men l Ar ts ates Time

fBamria; Moublis~ai KI~amntl;

P oker Sirieet tir C rliStianburll

SRiver (13y boat)

9 :00 3:30





Applications are invited from Trained Graduate Teachers to fill the vacancies



~D~sao~gs8~8LBgPBSBa~~- ; ~1IPrrL -1

C.4 'M~gb. L L 1 Olil

Application and resumes along with twto (2) references (per application)
must be addressed to:
The Chairman
Queen's College Board of Governors
Thiru: The Principal
Queen's College
Camp &r Thomas Roads

Salaries commensurate wifth experience.

TE L, 2 2 5-4 417 5/2 2 693 2 43 .9

SHI If ememe October 28, 2007


Renewal of State Forest Permission (SFP) for 2008-2009
The .f:C: wishes to inform holdui o~f SFPs which are scheduledl to expire in
2007). that it wiill commence ste~eiv-ingo ;applications f'or re~newal on the 15th
November 20017. Thefollowingeonuditionsw-illapply:

1. All fees duec must be paid ofr Far du time- of application: applications
wil nort be accepted lioml penants who have~ oultsandling balanllces
w~ith the GFC.

2. Updated p~roduction regiser for 34*7 mus t b presentedt to the GFC`.
3. App~licaRtions must be accomspanied nih a copy oftihe business or
comtpany reglistration or ID) references proof of addres~s. list atnd
rergistratio.n of equipment to be used in the aJeratir on anld Illnmes of
emlployees curre~ndy~ emoloved.
4i. ~ Reneal is not automatic and athe submisision of an application and
paymcnt of a:pplication fees~ does not give pe~nnissio~n for
comnmencing anyn busine~sPs opeiiratins

.5. Compliance with GiFC's reg~ulator p~iratcs.

6. Yohu will be required to nretrn al l unused tags forf the 2006/2'007
operating period at the closeIIIIIII of busine in Z(007.

7. Application forms wdl ~be avaJilable at ach tor~St` stanoiCn anld can be
obtained fromn the fo~rest sta9tion clsest to) you. Application fonus
can? also be dow~nloadetd from the G~FC` wbsite
in? addition~ you ar1e req~ueste to submnwil soi the- GC~ at the closed of` 2007, the:
volumeG and number of pieces of prodirj] e oun the groundl togeiher with the tags
usedl on thtis produLce. Permissionc wrill8 then be4 granted to remlov;e only thlis
produce in 2008, as production themn 200 7.he founnal of' presentation can be
upl ified frocm the nea rest forest station..
James Singh
Commissioner ofl~omeptr


D)~T EDI- OCTOBER 1Y. 2007

in the following Departments:

to teach advanced Mathematics

Natural Sciences
to teach StidthsForm Level
Integrated Science

EgIshLnug an English 8

Allied Arts

Physical Education

2 Industrial Arts
Building Technology & Electricity
Information Technology
to teach Sixth Form level
2 Comnputer Science
to teach Sixth Form Level
1 History
1 to teach Sixth Form Level
1 So iat stdies

To teach Sixfkr Form Level
1 Labourers

2 Modern Lanquages



Appllcations are invited from Trained persons with One Year's Working Experience
in the Science Latboratory to fill the following vacancies:

Lbrtor a cni ian fon I'hemisktoy an Pysics Laboratorie

Junior Accounts Clerk










- NOVEMBER O9, 2007

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