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outstanding exports at Guyana Manufacturers and Services
Association awards function Friday evening at Banks DIH
Limited, Thirst Park.
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'I have fallen in love with Guyana' care campaign
-iTHE Ministry of Health and 'Smile Guyana Project'
outgoing IDB Representative Friday simultaneously kicked off the sixth 'Oral Health
.Month' campaign at Sophia Primary School, Greater
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Health Ministry kicks off
joint oral care campaign
By Tajenath Mohabir
THE Ministry of Health and
'Smile Guyana Project' Friday
simultaneously kicked off the
sixth 'Oral Health Month' cam-
paign at Sophia Primary
School, Greater Georgetown.
The programme, which is
supported by Colgate
Palmolive, Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO), United
Nations Children's Fund
(UNICEF) and Rotary Club of
Georgetown, themed 'Inter-
sectoral partnership: the best
strategy for oral health promo-
tion; working together for a
healthy and bright smile.'
For the duration, the Min-
istry will initiate other such
drives in the Administrative Re-
gions, with the aim of improv-
ing access and affordable dental
services to residents.
Delivering the feature ad-
dress, to an audience including
schoolchildren, teachers, health
professionals and diplomats
from the donor community,
Minister of Health. Dr Leslie
Ramsammy explained that
Sophia was chosen for the oc-
casion because his Ministry
recognises that much work
needs to be done in the area.
He expressed gratitude to
the partners in the scheme and
encouraged them to not only
maintain the good work but ex-
tend their services.
Oral health is also the ve-
hicle to improve dental care,
He said, his Ministry, in its
quest to ensure that the services
SlH.I.D Lights provide 3x more
are accessible to every child, is
constructing a paediatric unit at
the Cheddi.Jagan Dental School
compound on Carmichael Street,
in Georgetown, too.
Ramsammy said that facil-
ity, to be the first of its kind in
Guyana, will be completed this
month end and open its doors
before year end.
Part of the drive started in-
cludes training of professionals
in the field and the Minister
hopes the initiative would serve
as a catalyst for the establish-
ment of similar institutions
He exhorted parents and
teachers to pay special atten-
tion to the health of their off-
spring and schoolchildren, mak-
ing the appeal against the back-
drop of a 1995 national survey
light than traditif1oa
which revealed that 65 per cent
of children suffered from several
Ramsammy said that trend
could be drastically reduced if
parents carefully monitor their
lHe disclosed that the results
of a similar study will be re-
leased next year.
Ramsammy pointed out
that his Ministry has done con-
siderable work to reverse the
situation since the 1995 survey.
While there were only 14
THE annual Rotary Inter-
Guianas Meeting (IGM)
scheduled for November 10
and 11 at the International
Conference Centre will see
the Rotary Clubs of Guyana
playing host to their
Surinamese and French
This year's theme is 'IGM
in the Future, the Future of
IGM', which is intended to
challenge Rotarians to re-exam-
ine how they might make the
annual meetings more meaning-
ful in fulfilling their original ob-
jective and purpose.
The conference is expected
dental centres countrywide in
2001 today boasts 48 and the
number is expected to reach 57
next year, he said.
"My Ministry will not rest
until every child has access to
quality health care treatment in
Guyana. We will make sure that,
when a child becomes an adult,
the person will have all the teeth
intact," Ramsammy pledged.
Senior dentist, Dr. Bertrand
Stuart emphasised that oral
health is everybody's business
and lauded the attention given to
it by the Health ministry.
He said all dental diseases
are preventable and solicited as-
sistance from both the private
and public sectors to address
Dr Curtis La Fleur and Princi-
pal Dental Officer in the Health
Ministry, Dr Joanes Jean ech-
oed Stuart's call.
Dr Virat Sharma, represent-
to be attended by some 200
Rotarians, along with their
Among the special invitees
will be President Bharrat Jagdeo,
who is expected to formally de-
clare the conference open and to
deliver the feature address, along
with the Rotary District Gov-
ernor Cees Dilweg of Suriname,
District Governor (elect),
Georges Nouth-Chaia of French
Guiana, and members of the lo-
cal diplomatic corps.
Past Assistant Governor
(PAG) Keith Williams said
the aim of the meeting is to
further strengthen the bilat-
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company is pleased to be asso-
ciated with the campaign that is
another demonstration of its
commitment to providing qual-
ity health care for Guyanese.
"Colgate intends that the
month-long activities will build
on last year's successes and fur-
ther promote positive oral
health practices, by creating a
platform to highlight the ben-
efits of good dental hygiene," he
Sharma said: "Throughout
the month, Colgate will, again,
facilitate a series of free dental.
check-ups, at which educational
oral health leaflets and Colgate
toothpaste samples will be dis-
"In addition, select:
Colgate products will be in -
leading stores to encourage
their use for quality oral care
and good health practices,"
eral relations among the
Guianas at the people to
people level by means of Ro-
tary, in order to recognize is-
sues of mutual concern,
while sharing experiences
and addressing solutions re-
He further disclosed that
during the two-day list of activi-
ties, the Rotarians will dedicate
their time to community-based
projects at the Red Cross
Children's Convalescent Home
and Uncle's Eddie's Home.
More so, he noted that the
activities are aimed at enhancing
the comfort and safety of the
residents of the institutions.
Meanwhile, as it relates
to the Red Cross Convales-
cent Children's Home, the
Rotarians posited that the
project.is estimated to attract
The institution started in
1951, but according to the Ro-
tary Club the present structure
was founded in 1980 and caters
for approximately 29 children
ranging from birth to four years.
The children are received
into the institution to recuper-
ate from issues such as physi-
cal and sexual abuse, malnutri-
tion and abandonment.
The institution receives its
funding from the Rotary Club
of Georgetown and the Euro-
pean Economic Commission,
and also houses the homeless
victims of litigation between un-
The Rotary Club will un-
dertake the installation of
wash basins in the babies'
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CRITICS who claim
Guyana's economy is fuelled
by the drug trade should prove
it, President Bharrat Jagdeo
charged Friday. evening,
saying "wild assertions are
His comments came at the
12th annual awards dinner of the
Guyana Manufacturers and
Services Association (GMSA)
as he made the case that growth
in the economy over recent
years could be higher than
reported, since a system used
by the Bureau of Statistics
could have miscalculated the real
growth of the economy.
The President said
developments in the country,
such as the construction boom,
especially in housing, has caused
some to wonder where the
money is coming from, with
claims that a larger portion of
the economy is based on drugs
For example, the U.S.
Bureau for International
Narcotics and Law Enforcement
in its 2005 report described
Guyana as "an easy transit
point for cocaine trafficking
from South America to the U.S.,
Europe and the Caribbean".
The report said "crimes
believed to be linked to narcotics
trafficking are on the rise in
Georgetown and the informal
economy (believed to be fuelled
by drug money) is suspected to
be between 40-60 percent of the
Mr. Jagdeo, speaking at
Banks DIH Limited, Thirst
Park, said he had no problems
with such assertions, but
wanted those claims to be
backed up by facts. He said he
is yet to get a response from the
U.S. Embassy here on what
methodology it used to calculate
the infiltration of drug money
into the economy.
Mr. Jagdeo called on
businessmen to do research and
get the facts on the money
flowing in and out of the
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flows of US$1.22B, while
the government disposal
income amounted to
Mr. Jagdeo said in 2006,
domestic credit to the private
sector amounted to US$307M,
with US$63M going to
mortgages, "so a lot of the
properties you see around come
from that too".
Mr. Jagdeo said claims that
the economy ran out of steam
in the years just prior to 2005
might not be factual, given that
the measurement system used
by the Bureau of Statistics to
measure growth in the economy
is significantly flawed in
assessing the dynamic sectors
of the economy.
As a result, he said, the
Ministry of Finance is
working with the Bureau of
Statistics to correct the
system and once this is done,
a review of the growth of the
economy will be done.
He said the economy has
evolved and the services sector
has emerged as the most
President of the GMSA
Mr. Mohabir Singh said the
economy is prepared for takeoff
with government's investment in
infrastructure and the social
He said the Association is
fully behind the government's
Strategy, as well as the focus on
At the same time, he called
on business to improve their
technology and to evolve their
strategies given intentional
competition and challenges.
Singh commended the
Guyana Office for Investment
for its work in export
promotion and creating
To create a suitable
workforce, Singh said, changes
at the University of Guyana
must take place, with focus on
such areas as applied science
and wood science technology.
Dennis Morgan of Denmore
Garments led the way when it
came time for the presentation
Morgan was presented with
the president's prize for
outstanding exports. The
company, which employs
hundreds of women, especially
from rural areas, is celebrating its
10th anniversary. Denmore is a
100 percent export business to
the United States.
The GMSA handed out
lifetime awards to three persons:
Mr. Clem Duncan, Mr. Heera
Maraj, and Mr. Norman
Two awards were presented
by the Guyana Office for
Investment. These went to
Shakoor's Trading and Qualfon.
GMSA Awards were
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pa-
kistan President Pervez
Musharraf imposed emer-
gency rule in an attempt to
reassert his flagging author-
ity against challenges from
Islamist militants, a hostile
judiciary and political rivals.
General Musharraf said he
decided to act yesterday in re-
sponse to a rise in extremism
and what he called the paraly-
sis of government by judicial in-
"I fear that if timely action
is not taken, then God forbid
there is a threat to Pakistan's
sovereignty." he said in -a mid-
night televised address.
"I cannot allow this coun-
try to commit suicide."
The United States, a
staunch ally of Musharraf,
called his declaration of a state
of emergency "very disappoint-
internal security has deteriorated
sharply in recent months with
a wave of suicide attacks by al
Qaeda-inspired militants, in-
cluding one assassination at-
tempt on former Prime Minis-
ter Benazir Bhutto that killed
Opposition leader Bhutto
flew back to Pakistan yester-
day and accused Musharraf of
imposing "mini-martial law".
Another leading opposition fig-
ure, former cricket captain
Imran Khan, was placed under
Television channels said
that Supreme Court Chief Jus-
tice Iftikhar Chaudhry, whose
earlier suspension in March
marked the beginning of a slide
in Musharraf's popularity, had
been told that his services were
"no longer required".
Witnesses said troops were
deployed at Pakistan Television
and radio stations, and most
phone lines were down. Most
private television channels were
taken off the air.
Troops also sealed off the
thoroughfare where the presi-
dency building, the National
Assembly and the Supreme
Court are located.
There had been increasing
speculation that Musharraf,
who seized power in a 1999
coup, might declare an emer-
agency rather than run the risk
the Supreme Court would rule
against his re-election as presi-
dent last month.
The court had said on Fri-
day it would reconvene on
Monday and try to finish the
Chaudhry had been rein-
stated in July, but was escorted
home by police on Saturday
from the Supreme Court where
he and other judges had refused
to endorse the emergency order.
The United States, which
regards Musharraf as a crucial
ally against al Qaeda in Pakistan
and neighboring Afghanistan,
had earlier urged Musharraf to
avoid taking authoritarian mea-
"This action is very dis-
appointing." White House
National Security Council
Johndroe said. "President
Musharraf needs to stand by
his pledges to have free and
fair elections in January and
step down as chief of army
staff before retaking the
presidential oath of office."
Pakistan had been due to
hold a parliamentary election in
January as part of a transition
to civilian democracy. Bhutto
said she believed Musharral's
actions were designed to delay
the election by at least one or
Shots were heard in several
neighborhoods of Karachi,
where there is strong support
In the capital Islamabad, ar-
mored personnel carriers and
military trucks patrolled the
streets while roadblocks- with
metal barriers were set up on
the main thoroughfares.
Musharraf had been await-
ing a Supreme Court ruling on
whether he was eligible to run
for re-election last month while
still army chief. He had prom-
ised to quit as army chief if he
was given a second term.
Aitzaz Ahsan, president of
the Supreme Court Bar Associa-
tion, told reporters at his home
he was being arrested.
"One man has taken the
entire nation hostage ... Time
has come for General
Musharraf to go," he said.
Fellow lawyers shouted "Go
Musharraf Go" as Ahsan was
taken away by police.
Thousands perched on
rooftops in Mexican floods
VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (Reuters) Thousands of people
perched on rooftops in southern Mexico yesterday hop-
ing to be evacuated from devastating flooding that has left
most of Tabasco state under water and 800,000 people home-
Some 70,000 people spent the night in emergency shelters,
as the army brought in food and drinking water and airlifted
people out by helicopter or took them out by boat. But there
was only one death blamed on the disaster.
"We need help," one woman told Reuters Television after
being rescued by helicopter from the roof of a school.
"There are a lot of people up there, there are pregnant
women, children. They didn't want to leave their homes but
there's now no other option. We've lost everything."
Residents are evacuated from a flooded
neighbourhood in Villahermosa, the state capital of
Tabasco, in south-eastern Mexico November 1, 2007.
With many stores in the area running out of provisions,
several thousand others opted to flee on buses on Friday to the
neighboring states of Veracruz and Campeche.
Hopes that floodwaters may be receding thanks to sunny
weather on Friday were dimmer after the night brought more
rains that left the water flowing even faster. Power was out and
fixed-line and cellular telephone networks were also down.
People and livestock swam through streets in neck-high
murky brown water on Friday after floodwaters burst through
sandbag barriers into the state capital, Villahermosa, home to
about half a million people.
The Grijalva River that winds through Villahermosa swelled
over its banks earlier in the week after days of heavy rains that
triggered some of the worst flooding the swampy, low-lying re-
gion has seen in half a century, killing one person.
President Felipe Calderon called the situation "critical" as
flood levels reached 19 feet in some areas, and food supplies
were trucked in from across the country.
The stormy weather also disrupted Mexico's oil shipments
to the United States for most of the week, although state en-
ergy monopoly Pemex reported no impact on its oil wells in
Gov. Andres Granier said more than 1 million people,
about half of the state's population, were affected by the
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TOKYO (Reuters) A team of U.S. technicians tomorrow
will start disabling North Korea's nuclear complex which
makes weapons-grade plutonium, a senior U.S. envoy said
on Saturday, under a multinational disarmament deal.
U.S. officials estimate the North has about 50 kg of pluto-
nium. Proliferation experts say that is enough for six to eight
"They will begin the process of disabling the DPRK (North
Korea) plutonium production facilities in Yongbyon," Christo-
pher Hill. the top U.S. envoy to six-way talks to end
Pyongyang's nuclear arms programme, told a news conference
"They will be going to Yongbyon today, and by Monday
they'll begin their work."
North Korea has agreed to fully disclose all its atomic
activities by the end of the year, and Hill confirmed that
during his visit in Tokyo.
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(JAMAICA GLEANER) With
at least 24 applications in its
possession, the Police Service
Commission (PSC) has given
the assurance that it will be
transparent in the appoint-
ment of the next commis-
sioner of police.
Reports are that all the
deputy commissioners have ap-
plied. Two prominent assistant
commissioners are also on the
list of applicants, followed b%
a veteran of the Criminal Inves-
tigations Bureau. Several other
senior officers. including the
controversial Senior Superinten-
dent Reneto Adams. have sub-
-They (the PSC) promised
that every applicant will be dealt
with fairly." president of the Police
Officers Association (POA). Su-
perintendent Norman Heywo(xd.
told The Gleaner FridaPy
Members of the POA met
with the PSC on Thursday for
more than an hour discussing is-
sues relating to the appointment
of the new police commissioner.
"The meeting xwas fruitful.
but things are at a delicate stage
and I cannot say much now.
But we are still sticking to our
w\ords that the Jamaica Con-
stabularv Force (JCFi has quali-
fied and competent persons and
vwe believe that the ne\l commis-
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Private hospital turns
away injured cops
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Six
policemen hurt in a crash
while racing to a crime scene
were refused treatment at a
private hospital because the
State failed to pay an out-
standing TT$.5 million debt
to the doctors.
lThe Finance Departmeni of
the Police Service was working
on paying off the bill to Medi-
cal Associates at St Joseph.
Deputy Commissioner of Police
Glen Roach, said Friday.
There is an agreement be-
tween Medical Associates and
the National Security Ministry.
where doctors treat members of
the protective services and the
State is billed by doctors.
President of the Police Wel-
fare Association. Emerald Bruce.
said other medical institutions
tion. in a release issued Fri-
day, said it remains con-
.cerned about the process be-
ing undertaken by the PSC
to select the next commis-
sioner of police. It said. how-
ever. that it was heartened by
the number of qualified se-
nior officers who had applied
for the job.
are owed money. and here ,ere
cases where sub-slandard health
services were being offered lto
We care for ihe public but no
one seems to care for us. 'te ask
thai the relevant authorities, ve our
officers the best care and whal is
due to them" he sad.
Prof Vijay Naraynsingh. a
.vascular surgeon at Medical A.s-
sociates, said the issue Nwas an
administrative one. and he was
unaware of the details.
"Tie policemen. Sgl Wa ne
Lawrence. and deleclies
Marion Thomas- Vijay
Balkissoon. Dolan Olliviere.
Desley Adams and Leshan
Hosein- were injured in a crash
on the Chin Chin Road.
Cunupia. on Thursday after-
They were eventually
treated at the Mi Hope Hospi-
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Their suffering however began
long before Ihey reached the
The officers were said to
have received a tip-off about the
whereabouts of a nest of thieves
tormenting resident of Las
Lomas. for several weeks.
The informant said the sus-
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wheel-dri',e pick-up and were
nearing the suspects' house
\when a car pulled across their
path. The police driver is said
to have crashed into a wall to
a oid a potentially fatal head-on
Then a series of misfortunes
look place. There was no police
vehicle at the nearest police sta-
tion. Cunupia. to respond.
One Emergency Medical
Services ambulance arrived.
Thomas. who had the most
serious injuries, was taken
away. Others were carried in
At the Chaguanas District
Facility. doctors said the offic-
ers should be treated at Mt
Hope. The officers were told
they could not immediately be
treated. the Express learned.
A private ambulance com-
pany carried the officers to
According to sources, "doc-
tors asked about the injuries and
complaints. They spoke kindly.
but they said the board of di-
rectors of Medical Associates
said they were not accepting
anyone of them because of the
outstanding bill from the Min-
istry of National Security".
The injured officers were
taken back. in private ambu-
lances, to MI Hope. where they
were treated. six hours after the
The injured officers, part of
an elite team involved in serious
crimes investigations, told their
seniors they felt abandoned and
disrespected by the ordeal.
DCP Roach said he was
aware of the unpaid debt and
"the finance people are working
He wished the injured of-
ficers a "speedy recovery".
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Editorial: 227-5216; 227-5204; 226-3243-9
After hours 226-3243-9
Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park,
WHAT STANDS out in the current verbal wrangle between
the Government and Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green
over the administration of the City Council-as any ob-
jective assessment would establish-is the continuing
financial "bail-out" so often provided from the national
treasury to resolve recurring crises that cannot be sepa-
rated from the Council's poor administration and man-
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger
Luncheon's intervention last week was quite
appropriate, when viewed against the backdrop of the
flow of funds from the government to facilitate critical pay-
ments-done in the interest of workers and the citizens
in general who suffer as a consequence of a combina-
tion of factors involving the City Council's administration.
These would include self-serving politicking; inabil-
ity to collect outstanding rates and taxes, plus vexatious
relations in administrative management, often leading
to ridiculous stances which only add to the
woes afflicting the citizens of our capital city.
It is pointless, if not quite laughable, for the main op-
position PNCR to now engage in cheap political propa-
ganda in an effort to give support to the Mayor, out of the
party's own self-interest. The PNCR has been expedi-
ently ignoring how the government has had to rescue
the City Council from one crisis after another as the
Council's administration keeps stumbling and complain-
Those seeking to exploit, for narrow political
gains, the suffering of the taxpayers who are being af-
fected by lack of basic services to which they are entitled.
should think again.
For the people well know of the government's recur-
ring efforts to prevent our capital city from being satu-
rated with the ugly, filthy sights of spreading heaps of
garbage and clogged drainage systems.
In addition, as also known, to making available regu-
lar subventions and engage in improving roads and
other basic facilities. All of this and more in the face of
failures by the Council to deliver competent and just ad-
Dr Luncheon has found it necessary to point to in-
consistencies, or what he has caricatured as a "hold-
me, loose-me game" by Mayor Green and the opposi-
He drew reference to their appropriate behaviour for
major events, such as Guyana's hosting of Cricket World
Cup 2007 and the more recent Rio Group Summit, only
to return to sitting on their hands or simply engage
in attacks on the government when things are not going
well for the provision of services expected from the City
What the Head of the Presidential Secretariat appar-
ently found a bit too much to accept was the allegation
that the government was seeking to "manipulate" the City
The allegation followed the government's latest al-
location to the Council of $140 million to pay workers
overdue salaries in addition to $44 million as Central
Government taxes for the final quarter of the current year.
Why this charge of "manipulation" when, as the
Mayor, the PNCR, the commercial sector and residents
of Georgetown, indeed Guyanese across the country,
would be aware of the repeated times the government
has had to come to the rescue of the City Council, in
the interest of the reputation of our capital city and our
The Mayor and City Council have an obligation to
provide better management. Diversionary, self-
serving political tactics will not meet the needs of suf-
fering citizens. Rather, they should not be found miss-
ing in action when the occasion warrants.
Violence against a
segment must be
AFTER reading your editorial on Homophobia in Caribbean
Music (October 30, 2007), I feel compelled, as a responsible
Guyanese citizen and citizen of the world, to respond to your
Regardless of all the arguments for or against homosexuality, we
should keep in mind the following important points:
1. In Guyana, there is separation of religion and state. In a secu-
lar state, religious beliefs cannot supersede civic law.
2. It is the responsibility of the state to protect the rights of all
its citizens regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation.
3. Granted, in the Caribbean in general, homosexual acts between
consenting adults are still considered criminal, but that does
not automatically make a person with homosexual orientation a crimi-
4. No civic minded person should stand in silence while hatred
is being preached. Buju Banton should be cautioned by the state for
preaching violence against a segment of its citizens, namely, homo-
sexuals. We know only too well the ramifications of inciting vio-
lence against minority groups. Rwanda, Bosnia, and Germany are
painful enough memories. Do we wish to repeat the horrors of the
5. Former Secretary General Kofi Annan, speaking at a gather-
ing of lesbian and gay UN employees, affirmed that "the United
Nations cannot condone any persecution of, or discrimination against,
people on any grounds." As a member of the UN, we presume
Guyana supports this view. In which case, it is time for it to be
enshrined in the constitution.
To quote UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise
Arbour in a statement made in 2006:
"Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
persons is frequently unreported, undocumented and goes ul-
timately unpunished. ... This shameful silence is the ultimate
rejection of the fundamental principle of universality of rights.
... Excluding LGBT individuals from these protections clearly
violates international human rights law as well as the com-
mon standards of humanity that define us all."
Three more ban CP
So far in 2007, three more countries have joined the small but
growing honours roll of nations to have passed legislation ban-
ning all forms of corporal punishment, bringing to 19 the num-
ber of states to have done so.
On March 6, a new law prohibiting all corporal punishment by
parents and cTre-givers was passed in the Senate of the Netherlands.
The law came into force this summer. (http://
On May 16, the New Zealand Parliament passed new legisla-
tion effectively prohibiting corporal punishment of children by par-
ents. The new Crimes Amendment Act makes the criminal laws on
assault apply equally to adults and to children.
On September 4, the Portuguese Parliament passed a law to pro-
hibit all corporal punishment of children, including by parents. The
Law came into force on 15 September.
In two other states, corporal punishment is prohibited in all set-
tings, including the home, by Supreme Court ruling, but is not yet
reflected in legislation: Italy (1996) and Nepal (2005).
Interestingly, the judicial systems of these nations are based on
the Judeo-Christian ethic. Perhaps, it is the humane side of this ethic
that made possible the advancement of human rights, including the
ban on CP, in Judeo-Christian nations.
The 2007 Global Report on Corporal Punishment can be found
I have learned, courtesy of the January 19, 2007 edition of the
Catholic Standard, that school CP "is now formally banned in more
than 100 countries, including all of Europe and all of Latin America.
In the U.S.... none of the 174 Catholic dioceses which run schools
permits corporal punishment. Black Protestant church and other
where to walk
THE opposition party headed by Mr. Corbin and backed by
Mr. Norton just doesn't seem to know which side of the street
to walk on.
They are like schoolboys running wild. One minute they are
embracing criminals running rampant in Buxton, when it fancies
their liking and the next minute they want to accuse the govern-
nient of neglecting Buxton.
Guyanese are aware that in the past the PNC had embraced
the criminal elements in Buxton as freedom fighters, and when they
could not rope in the criminal's gangs terrorizing the ordinary folks
in Buxton they (PNC) abandon the whole village. Now they want
to cast the blame on the government for the PNCR short sightedness
in encouraging criminals to run amok and destroy whole village. -
The Buxtonians themselves knew it was the PNC who had turn
their once peaceful and beautiful village into a haven for criminal
Anyway the PNC should know by now they can't want there
to cat their pudding and have it at the same time. They either join
in the fight against the criminals terrorizing not just Buxton, but
the country. And also the PNC indecisive leadership needs to start
acting decent by not trying to hoodwink the Guyanese public with
their crap about the government neglecting Buxtonians and farm-
ers. The party leader needs to come clean and have the common
sense to lay the blame for what is happening in Buxton, where it
The real demise for Buxtonians is due to criminal elements the
PNC refuse to oppose or condemn.
It is really unfortunate the hardworking and innocent folks in
Buxton had been held for ransom for so long by criminal elements.
But even worse than this, however is that the law enforcers have
been opposed at every hand by the PNC and its cohorts. It is
rather unfortunate also that the likes of Mr. Green, a veteran poli-
tician, want the policemen to handle these hardcore criminals with
kids' gloves. Criminal force must be met with the full legal force of
Now is the time to root out the hardcore criminals in Buxton
and everywhere else in the country, with the support of the gov-
ernment, and the opposition PNC. The whole country should em-
brace the campaign in the fight against crimes. Let the voices of
the decent opposition members; ring true in the fight against crime.
Finally, just as the laws have been updated to deal with
traffic lawlessness let the fines and punishment for crimes
and criminals be updates as well. For starters every crime
should carry a minimum of five years.
black American leaders, including Rev. Jesse Jackson have mounted
a strong lobby urging all school boards to ban corporal punish-
ment and state legislators in all states allowing its use to pass leg-
islation ending school corporal punishment...
"Mercifully, the Roman Catholic Church ... has moved from
being one of the world's leading, even notorious, proponents of
beating school children to one of the world's leading institutions
to have sought more civilized methods of discipline...The only cur-
rent Roman Catholic school in Guyana has never practised this
form of punishment since its inauguration.
"Unfortunately, some Christians defending pre-Christian prac-
tices of physical violence against minors, are also among the most
strident defenders of corporal punishment in schools, and literal
application of the Old Testament 'Beat them with the Rod of Cor-
rection'" (Beating: Can Madras Help? by Mike James).
The leopard changes its spots only very slowly, but hu-
man behaviour and human institutions can certainly change
rapidly for the better. There is hope for humankind.
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'Mother of rallies' for 'mother of elections'
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO's.main opposition United National
Congress/Alliance (UNC/A) was last night scheduled to have
its promoted 'mother of all rallies' while the incumbent
People's National Movement (PNM) appeared to be heading
for victory at tomorrow's 'mother of all elections' in 26 years.
Jamaica's highly popular and controversial dancehall artiste,
'Bennie Man', and his 'Ruff Cut Crew' band, as well as America's
famed civil rights leader Jessie Jackson, were star performers for
the UNC/A's final end-of-campaign rally at the Aranguez Savannah.
For the enthusiastic UNC/A's Jack Warner. the well-known
sports personality who shares leadership with ex-Prime Minister
Basdeo Panday, the party was all set "for the biggest-ever final
rally... the mother of all rallies this country has ever had before vot-
The political/cultural event-for which Rev. Jackson was in-
vited to be the keynote speaker, and with Bollywood superstar
Salman Khan a special performing artiste-may well live up to
However, even such a rally would not be sufficient to deliver
state power to the UNC/A tomorrow. if the latest opinion polls
prove correct that Prime Minister Patrick Manning's PNM is des-
tined to continue holding the reins of power for a third term.
Both the ANSA McAL/UW1 poll. conducted between October
20-22, and that of the North American Teachers Association
(NACTA), done during October 27-29. have given an overall ma-
jority to the PNM for the new 41-member House of Representa-
Manning, who has been campaigning with hopes of a two thirds
parliamentary majority.Nmay not succeed in that objective when the
final official results are declared.
Nevertheless, save for a dramatic pre-voting mood swing against
his PNM, it would be Manning to get the call from President George
Maxwell on Tuesday to form a new government.
The forecast by NACTA is one of "landslide" for the PNM,
as a direct consequence of the bitter division between the UNC/A
and the new 13-month old Congress of People (COP) that was
spawned from a breakaway faction of Panday's UNC.
The ANSA McAL/UWI poll predicts a decisive victory for the
PNM with the UNC/A in second place.
But both polls had a grim tale to tell last week for the COP of
forrner Central Bank Governor. Winston Dookeran. The party has
been rallying support across the traditional ethnic bases of the PNM
and UNC/A in an apparent tense three-party battle.
So significant has been its impact, that political scientists and
social commentators were to engage in comparisons with the 1981
general election-26 years ago-when the Organisation for National
Reconstruction (ONR) had made its debut in parliamentary poli-
Its horrible experience was failure to win a single seat under the
prevailing first-past-the-post electoral system, although polling some
90.000 valid votes.
While the ANSA McAL/UWI poll revealed a 38 percent
popularity rating for Manning as Prime Minister and 26 per-
cent for Dookeran, with Panday.at a very surprising seven
percent, the published results, as well as those of NACTA, held
out very little prospect at party level for COP in the new par-
The NACTA poll once again raised the spectre of personal de-
feat for COP's leader Dookeran to retain his St .Augustine constitu-
ency which he had won at the 2002 election as a then candidate of
The PNM was leading the divided opposition in 26 constitu-
encies and the UNC/A in 14, reported NACTA, which also had
COP in very poor shape in all of the 41 constituencies, including
Tabaquite-a traditional UNC stronghold-where a very keen battle
existed between former Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj and
COP's Anand Ramlogan, a well-known lawyer.
There was the customary caveat-the self-protection of poll-
sters' credibility-that undecided voters and the extent of COP's
success in mobilising its supporters in specific constituencies would
make a difference in the final outcome to gain at least a token pres-
ence in parliament..
Whatever the margin of victory achieved tomorrow by the
PNM for its third term, the November 5. election is going to
be remembered for its unprecedented level of political bitter-
ness that overflowed into violence and widespread vandalism.
But the experiences, uncharacteristic of elections in the twin-
island state, would pale into insignificance when compared
with Jamaica's for a start.
Relatedly, there have been sharp criticisms of the functioning
of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, in particular over its
claimed lack of consultations and manner of release of the final vot-
ers list, estimated at one million, provoking serious questioning of
its accuracy in a country whose population is estimated at 1.3 mil-
A 26-member CARICOM monitoring mission turned up last
week to assess arrangements for the election and to keep watch on
what happens at polling stations across the country tomorrow to
be able to make an informed judgement on the declared voters' ver-
Taking a ringside seat to follow the outcome of tomorrow's poll
would be the governing Barbados Labour Party-the latest incum-
bent to head into new election within the next few months.
The BLP's leader, Prime Minister Owen Arthur, would be
anxious to learn than Manning's PNM has broken the cycle.
of defeats suffered by ruling parties at the four elections that
have taken place in CARICOM between December 2006 in St.
Lucia to Jamaica this past September.
Last chance for better agreement
between Caribbean and Europe
(The writer is a business consultant and former Caribbean
I am more privileged than over 99 percent of the people of the
Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). I
have seen and read a copy of the draft Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) between the Cariforum States and the Eu-
ropean Union (EU) which is not. a secret document but has,
nonetheless, not been made public. ,
Alarm bells about the real benefit of this EPA to Caribbean coun-
tries started ringing in my head months ago when I learned that
there was deep concern by some Caribbean ministers about the de-
velopment dimension in the agreement. It was clear that the EU
Commissioners had a completely different view from the Caribbean
ministers about the.scope of the development commitment and the
firmness of language to tie it down in the text. The language ap-
peared to reflect vague promises rather than implementable pledges.
Having read the draft EPA, I can now confirm that in much of
the document, the development dimension is referenced more in
shadow than substance. Real and practical development measures
remain, in the words of Shakespeare, "a consummation devoutly to
The reported demands by the EU for the Caribbean to severely
reduce tariffs on imported European goods, despite the crucial im-
portance of tariffs to the government revenues of countries such as
Antigut and Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis and Grenada, were also wor-
There also seemed to be little interest in the capacity of
small companies in Caribbean states to survive against com-
petition from European companies whose similar products
would be able to enter Caribbean markets at a lower price than
before. Equally, the effect on employment as a consequence of
the shrinkage, if not the collapse, of such Caribbean compa-
nies appeared to be brushed aside.
The Caribbean we were told, must learn not only to live with-
out preferential access to the EU market, but'their businesses must
become competitive in their own domestic jurisdictions against larger
and richer European firms.
And, all of lihis is to happen overnight even though European
companies were given protection from external competition by their
governments for decades. It was that protection that allowed them
to grow and develop the international reach they now enjoy. As
their products enter Caribbean markets creating dislocation and un-
employment, they will increase employment in their home coun-
It appears that a huge double standard is at play here and what
is sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander.
Lest it be said that I am preaching protectionism with my head
in the sand about the reality of the world's political economy, I
would remind that the fortunes of Europe's rich were made on the
plantations and other resources of Caribbean states. Those states
owe a duty of development to the Caribbean that was not fulfilled
by preferential access to their markets for the narrow range of prod-
ucts such as sugar and bananas upon which they made the Carib-
And while I do not support governments propping up in'effi-
cient companies, at the same time I recognize that even the most
efficient of Caribbean companies, except in the service industries
such as banking, would be hard pressed to compete with the much
larger and richer companies of Europe It is not so much a matter
of giving Caribbean companies protection as it is a matter of giving
dwarfs space and time to develop sufficiently tor withstand the on-
slaught of giants.
Note should be taken that in the service industries, such as bank-
ing and, for that matter Internet gaming, where small Caribbean coun-
tries have proved beyond doubt that, with the aid of modern tech-
nology, they have the capacity to compete successfully in the glo:-
bal market, industrialized countries have been in the vanguard of
initiating measures to strangle them. That was precisely what the
OECD's "harmful tax competition initiative" was about, and so too
were elements of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) anti-
money laundering criteria which, to this day, are ignored with im-
punity in many OECD countries while they are used to penalise
developing states. 0
Incidentally, the FATF criteria is listed as one of the "in-
ternational standards" that the EU wants the Caribbean to ac-
cept in addition to agreeing to "exchange information" in "il-
legal financing activity" which is not defined. This section was
in square brackets in the draft EPA I saw, so at least, for now,
it is not yet agreed.
In previous commentaries on the subject of the EPA negotia-
tions, I have raised the issue that "competition" and "government
procurement" have been introduced into the EPA by the EU even
though these two matters were holly resisted in the wider trade
negotiations under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Caribbean countries were among those in the WTO who resisted
any right being given to companies in industrialized countries com-
peting with firms in developing countries for government confracts-
including construction. Yet, in
the draft EPA that is being nego-
tiated Caribbean countries have
conceded to the EU this prin- *
ciple that they stoutly resisted
in the WTO. r
If other developing countries r
now accused the Caribbean of .
disloyalty in their concession of
this vital point, they would not
be without some justification. In
time, Caribbean companies that "
have to face the offensive of I.
large European companies might
similarly feel that their interests.
Then there is the ques- .
tion of additional develop-
ment assistance. Reports,
had led me to believe that
additional EU funding, while not earth shattering, would
be forthcoming, but the draft EPA makes no such
commitment. The absence of a 'commitment suggests that
any additionality will only come from bilateral
programmes of EU member states. Yet, a recent conver-
sation with one EU minister indicated that such bilateral
assistance, if forthcoming at all, would be miniscule.
It has been stated publicly that the Caribbean and the EU will
haveyc their "final" round of negotiations on the EPA in the first week
But, there is to be a meeting between EU ministers and
ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of coun-
tries in Brussels from 7 to 9 November. That meeting provides
a chance perhaps the last chance to get the ACP countries
to coalesce, and to work out a way in which these six separate
negotiations in which they have been invoLved with the EU
could be collapsed into one grand play off in which the ACP
plays as a single team using its collective strength to bargain
a good result from the EU.
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Indian Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh's response
made perfectly good sense. If
his allies in parliament were
willing to bring the
government down to block the
nuclear deal with the United
States that he had spent two
years negotiating, he would
drop the deal. "One has to
live with certain
disappointments," he said last
week. "We are not a one-
The deal not coming
through is not the end of life."
Much odder was the
response in Washington. State
Department spokesperson Tom
Casey was the very soul of
discretion, saying that while
the United States would like
the agreement to be ratified as
soon as possible, he would not
tell Indians how to manage their
own internal affairs. But others
with strong links to the strategic
and foreign policy community
in Washington were more
Former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger warned that
India's failure to implement the
nuclear deal with the U.S. could
raise questions over its
trustworthiness, and might
sabotage New Delhi's campaign
for a permanent seat in the
United Nations Security
Council. In a burst of frankness,
he added that an Indian
rejection of the deal "would
certainly be a disappointment"
for the Bush administration,,
which "has put a lot of effort
Treasury Secretary Hank
Paulson, on a visit to India.
called it "a very important deal"
and urged India to expedite it.
Nicholas Burns. undersecretary
of state for political affairs.
warned that it needed to be
ratified by year's end to avoid
"damage" to the relationship
between the countries.
Lisa Curtis. senior research
fellow at the Heritage
Foundation (which is close to
the Bush administration), said
that rejecting the deal would
undermine India's, goal of
increasing its global stature and
influence: "Not only would
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New Delhi be perceived to have
shot itself inthe foot, (but) it-
would be highly unlikely for any
future U.S. administration to
contemplate major initiatives
Who would have dreamt
that so many important
Americans want to help India
take its rightful place as one of
the 21st century's
The chorus of concern for
India's future status was heart-
warming. but the reality is that
the United States has its own
strategies. in which India is just
a pawn. All the mnore-in-sorrow-
than-in-anger lamentation in
Washington about India s lost
opportunity covers a deep
frustration that the Indians are
finally baulking at Washington's
plans for them.
Since the late 1990s,
.strategists of all political
stripes in Washington have
identified China as
America's emerging strategic
rival, and have fixed on an
alliance with India, the other
rising Asian economic giant,
as the solution to the
problem. The Bush
administration has invested
huge diplomatic resources in
luring India into a de fact
military alliance with the
United States, and its efforts
seemed to be rewarded in
2005 when the two countries
signed a "ten-year military
cooperation agreement." But
India's main reward for
signing up was the nuclear
Ever since India's first test
of a "peaceful nuclear explosive"
in 1974, its civil nuclear
industry has faced an
international trade embargo on
nuclear technology and fuel that
was initiated and largely
enforced by the United States.
India's string of nuclear
weapons tests in 1998 led to an
even harsher embargo and
killing the embargo was
Washington's quid pro quo for
India's membership in what
amounts to an anti-Chinese
The negotiations took five
years, and getting the necessary
legal changes on the hyper-
sensitive issue of selling nuclear
technology and fuel to India
through the U.S. Congress has
already taken two more. Now,
at the final stage. and for
entirely discreditable reasons,
various Indian political parties
have decided to block the
legislation. The ensuing
controversy has filled the
country ',s media since August.
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and even threatens to bring
down the government.
Everybody in Indian
politics who' opposes the deal
pretends that it restricts India's
om of action, but that's
'nse. If India tested nuclear
ons again, it might forfeit
n advantages that the deal
Washingion confers on it,
it worst it would be no
isolated than it is now
'he main opposition party,
3Bharati t Janata Party
j. which, actually began the
tiations vilh the United
s, now pposes the deal
cause I the opposition.
the si 11 Communist
le U j,
parties that keep the Congress-
led government in power with
their votes (though they refuse
seats in the cabinet) are mainly
motivated by their traditional
anti-Americanism and their
reflex loyalty to Communist
Never mind. It doesn't
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At 111 miles from the former bauxite boom town of Linden,
Mahdia is a text-book mining community, a central hub
around which the gold-mining industry of the surrounding
Ask the average person in Mahdia about the prevalence of HIV/
AIDS and the likely answer will be that "AIDS is everywhere" in
the community. Many people cite the lifestyle as a contributing to
One prominent community member, who preferred anonym-
ity. said that the age of sexual debut in Mahdia is relatively low;
most young people begin sexual intercourse at the age of twelve or
thirteen. Another resident, who also wished not be named in this
article, stated that many young people opt of secondary school
early, often to adopt adult responsibilities. Many young men now
entering adolescence head into the gold fields in search of riches
while many young women of the same age.
On the surface, Mahdia seems to be a party town, an inordi-
nate number of bars and discos saturating a relatively small piece
of land. As soon as 6 pm hits, the time when most of the town
begins to receive electricity. Mahdia's "main street" (for want of a
more apt term) is a cacophony of competing boom-boxes blasting
anything from hip-hop to soca to Brazilian forra.
now. She operates out of a dingy, graffiti-filled room on the
ground floor of the seediest of the three local hotels. Grossly
overweight, and appearing ten years older than she actually
is, Olivia said that she is in Mahdia because the money she
makes there is significantly more than she would be able to
make in Georgetown or any other urban centre in Guyana.
Asked whether she uses condoms during her sexual encoun-
ters, she replied that she does, going into her bag to remove a
few. According to Gloria, she restricts her clientele mostly to
the Brazilians who are forming an increasingly significant sec-
tion of the Mahdia population; Guyanese miners, she claims,
are not only more perverse in their sexual demands and less
generous with payment, but many also attempt to engage her
in unprotected sex. She said that she took an HIV test in April,
although she couldn't at the time locate the paper which
showed her professed negative status, and would be taking a
follow up the next time she left Mahdia, possibly later this
An outsider, struggling to make money in what she sees as a
sort of El Dorado, Olivia represents the relatively new face of the
commercial sex worker in Mahdia. Up until a few years ago, com-
mercial sex work in the community was largely restricted to the
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FACILITATORS and participants at a Youth Challenge Guyana workshop held in Mahdia.
Correctly gauging the lifestyle in Mahdia however is not an ex-
act science, even by the relatively liberal strictures of sociological
studies. Several residents, for example, recall a workshop held ear-
lier this year hosted by UNICEF under its poverty reduction man-
"They went asking for bad women," one resident told Sunday
Chronicle, 'bad women' being the local term for commercial sex
workers, "and they went giving $6,000 for the day. If you see bad
woman that Mahdia suddenly get."
According to several persons, most of the women who turned
up happened to be women who were not involved in commercial
sex work at all. However, according to Pastor Aubrey Skeete the
person who did the bulk of the recruitment for the workshop, the
situation is not that clear cut. He said that when he discreetly ap-
proached several of the known CSWs in the community and told
them about the workshop, many signalled their intention but even-
tually backed out. Several of the women who did attend were not
strictly classifiable as CSWs but still fell under the broad definition
of women who exchanged sex in return for something.
"For example," said Pastor Skeete, "one young woman came
up to me with a baby in her arms and asked me if it was true that
they were giving out that money to sit and talk. I explained to her
that they were looking for a particular type of woman, and she
looked at me and said 'Pastor, if you know some of the things I
does have to do to feed my child.'"
One authentic CSW who did attend the workshop was 25
year old Olivia (not her real name), a Mahaicony native who
has been working the streets of Mahdia for roughly a year
caimoos, ramshackle wooden buildings housing several rooms where
mostly Amerindian prostitutes were housed. The last caimoo closed
several years ago and is now being rented out as rooms, the owner-
ship cashing in on the influx of coastlanders seeking the cash that
Mahdia seems awash in.
Sex work is not the only reason foI young women from the
coast migrating top Mahdia however. Sunita (not her real name).
left the West Coast of Demerara because she was tired of staying
at home doing nothing. Attractive, and eighteen, she works as a
waitress in a snackette near the 'town-centre', renting a $4,000 a
month room, quite possibly a former caimoo apartment.
Jean and Dinah (also not their real names), are two former resi-
dents of the depressed community of Charlestown in Georgetown.
Friends for years, both with young children, they quit their former
jobs smuggling marijuana and cocaine from French Guiana for up
to 1,000 Euros a trip to try their luck in Mahdia.
Jean, attractive and a skimpy dresser, came first, working
with a friend of her mother's in a shop. The first month, she
pulled in roughly $360,000 in 'tips', nine times her official
salary. She left her first Mahdia job after her boss unsuc-
cessfully attempted to seize her extra cash. After signing up
as a bartender at another local establishment, she invited Dinah
along. Both young women, each in her early twenties, earn
sometimes as much as $20,000 a night in tips from the loose-
handed miners coming into Mahdia after a harrowing few
weeks or months in the 'back-dam', the local term for the min-
ing areas. According to Jean, they both recognize that their
attractiveness is what draws men to the bar but they refuse to
succumb to offers of cash for sex that they are constantly faced
with. Jean told Sunday Chronicle that she would prefer to go
back to drug running than have sex for money, scared as she
is of contracting HIV. Her father died from an AIDS related
illness and two of his siblings, her aunt and uncle, are living
with HIV. She has taken eight HIV tests since the birth of
her son five years ago, and her current steady boyfriend, a mi-
nor, has to use a condom each time they have sex. Dinah on
the other hand was less cautious up to a few months ago. A
pregnancy and a subsequent abortion earlier this year
galvanized her into condom use. She said that she has taken
two HIV tests so far, both in French Guiana.
Response to the HIV situation in Mahdia was up until this year
the responsibility of Ribbons of Life, a local non-governmental
organisation (NGO) founded by Pastor Skeete, his wife Merlene
and former People's National Congress/Reform Member of Parlia-
ment, Gloria Bancroft. Beginning in 1999, the NGO operated on a
purely volunteer basis until two years ago when Ribbons of Life
became one of the groups sponsored by PEPFAR under the Guyana
HIV/AIDS Reduction Programme (GHARP). Two months ago,
GHARP decided not to continue funding to the NGO saying that.
according to Pastor Skeete, Ribbons of Life did not meet the basic
requirements required for continued funding under PEPFAR. Not
only was funding discontinued but all of the furniture and equip-
ment sourced during the two year period was relocated to
Ribbons of Life is not the only NGO in the area which has
run into problems however. According to Nicolos Allicock, the
local representative of Youth Challenge Guyana, the lack an
office has hampered the organisation's work in the area. YCG,
a local arm of Canadian-based Youth Challenge International,
formerly occupied a desk manned by Allicock in the Re-
gional Education Development Office (REDO) based in
Mahdia. However, the recent influx of new staff has resulted
in the dislocation of Allicock and by extension Youth Chal-
lenge Guyana's local operation.
The Regional Government has largely taken up the slack, coin-
cidentally, stemming from the scaling down of the NGO operations.
A new World Bank trained and funded Voluntary Counselling and
Testing officer has been assigned to the Mahdia Hospital in the per-
son of 22 year old Mahdia resident. Fiona John.
According to John. her office is very much still in the making.
although she's technically beenin a inonlh and a half in operation.
For example. she knows what her salary is supposed to be, but she
hasn't received a paycheque as yet. Also, while she is supposed
to be operating a VCT site. the open-windowed laboratory with an
unsecured, non sound-proof door is not. she points out. the best
place to conduct something as sensitive as voluntary counselling
and testing for HIV.
Meanwhile, the region has several activities planned for a
National Day of testing later this month as well as World AIDS
Day coming up in December.
HIV and Mining
In 2002, the United States Center for Disease Control
(CDC) published the results of a study headed by Dr.
Carol J. Palmer during which 216 miners in a Hinter-
land camp were tested for HIV. An excerpt for the sum-
mary results reads:
"Fourteen (6.5 %) of the 216 men were found to have
HIV infection by results of both the onsite rapid strip test
and subsequent ELISA and Western blot tests. Results
obtained with the rapid test performed onsite had 100%
agreement with those of the laboratory tests performed
after our return. Results of this small HIV screening
study, indicating that 6.5% of men living in this remote
camp were HIV positive, suggest enormous potential for
further transmission of HIV in Guyana, in both jungle
and urban environments. Migration of city dwellers into
the Amazon jungle region may increase the risk of trans-
mission of HIV to indigenous people. Conversely, gold
miners can become infected with HIV during contact with
commercial sex workers in small villages near the min-
ing areas. HIV can then be further transmitted to the
miner's spouse and unborn children on his return to the
city. Whether the miners contracted the infection while
living in the jungle or whether they entered the region
already infected is unclear; however, the high percent-
age of HIV infection in this population provides a reser-
voir for the disease in this region and warrants immedi-
ate public health intervention to curb its spread."
11/3/2007, 10:02 PM
SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 4, 2007
If I were a betting person I
would place a dollar on the
incumbent ruling party in
Trinidad and Tobago to retain
power in tomorrow's general
My gut instincts about a
second consecutive win at the
polls for the People's National
Movement (PNM) have noth-
ing to do with any opinion
As a matter-of-fact. if any-
one were to follow most of ithe
polls. they would see inconclu-
sive trends as to which party
will form the next government.
Up to two weeks ago, I
wasn't as certain which party
could win the general elections.
So what has changed in the
political arena literally over-
For one thing, the COP, the
third party in the election race
which looked threatening at one
point, seems to have lost its
steam and momentum just
when it needs to make the final
thrust forward to convince and
win support from potential
voters including the significant
percentage who are still unde-
It could be that financing for
the party has dried up unlike
the other two major parties -
giving the perception that the
powerful force which was dis-
played weeks ago and caused
the two other dominant parties
to sit up and take notice was
losing its tempo.
The COP. however. still
looks like an attractive option
with the former Central Bank
governor Winston Dookeran at
the helm: but whether it can re-
ally pull enough otherss from the
two main parties and ge: -up-
port from the floating voters ti>
reach anywhere near the seat of
government w ill be deter-mine.-
in 24 hours.
The United National Con-
gress- Alliance (UNC-A) which
seems to have an unlimited cash
flow from main financier Jack
Warner. the FIFA Vice President
and the party's Co-Chairman
seems to have descended its
campaign into glitz and glitter to
When it is not entertain-
ing supporters with a live
rock bank and the rude gyra-
tions of soca diva Denise
Belfon and putting on free
fetes for young people with
Jamaican entertainers as the
headline acts, its main occu-
pation on the campaign trail
is attacking the COP for
splitting votes as though the
U!NC-A has patrimony over
the democratic right of the
people to choose a govern-
I can hardly recognize
Basdeo Panday, the leader of the
UNC-A. trying to twist his
waist this. way and that on the
urgings of the heavy-posteriored
Bclfon or trying to figure out
just what those Jamaican reggae
stars are singing in their heavy
The UNC also seems ob-
,essed with being associated
Vwith international icons, dead
and alive and perhaps believe
that their association with them
will somehow translate into
This also threw Mr. Warner
into the middle of a controversy
both in Trinidad and South Af-
rica last week when the media
reported him as saying he met
with the legendary South Afri-
can apartheid fighter Nelson
Mandela during a whirlwind
visit to solicit an election en-
dorsement for the UNC-A.
This turned out to be un-
Apparently Mr. Warner,
who went to South Africa in
his role as a FIFA senior offi-
cial, was denied a meeting
with Mr. Mandela because he
was not in agreement that
Mr. Mandela could not be ap-
proached to endorse an elec-
tion campaign or a candidacy.
This weekend, the UNC has
invited former US presidential
candidate and civil rights leader
Jesse Jackson as its main guest
of honour at its rally to culmi-
nate five weeks of campaigning.
They're also bringing about
35 artistes from India including
Bollywood heartthrob Salman
Khan and Beenie Man from Ja-
At their rally to announce
their candidate four weeks ago,
the UNC-A's specially-invited
guests were Martin Luther King
111 and Subash Razdan, head of
the Mahatma Gandhi Founda-
tion and grandson of the legend-
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could have really made a strong
approach to win the general
elections by using a strategy
from its strong performance in
the 1995-2001 period when it
was in government.
The UNC at that time
seemed to have pleased the
general population which
voted for the party to get into
Looks like another
win for Mr. Manning
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been pulling huge crowds
throughout the country as it
continues to consolidate their
The issues on the platform
have been sober. dealing with
the government's performance
over the past five years and how
it intends to move "to the next
level" in its pursuance of Vision
2020 which is to attain country
developed status in 15 years.
Naturally, the ruling
party has had the financial
flexibility perhaps more
than any government in his-
tory as an independent coun-
try over the last five years
given the US$26 billion it
collected in revenues, of
which US$11.1 billion was de-
rived from the energy sector
and US$15 billion from the
rest of the economy, to do
what it wanted while in gov-
The PNM is brimming with
confidence that it will be re-
turned to office. Is it a mis-
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for voters to determine who
will be elevated to govern-
SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 4, 2007 1
The Washington disconnect
in U.S. foreign policy
Over the last few years, I have
written a series of articles on
the U.S. War on Iraq. My
criticism of the U.S. military
deployment in Iraq always
had as its thrust the reinvest-
ment of U.S. dominance in
the Middle East after the
Cold War with the Soviet
And in this U.S. War on
Iraq. Saddam Hussein was a
mere humbug in the U.S. pur-
suit of controlling this Middle
As of November 1, 2007,
the Iraq war took the lives of
over 1,099.372 Iraqi civilians.
3,845 U.S. military personnel
with 28,385 wounded; and 4,000
non-U.S. troop casualties, with
171 from the UK
And as of November 1,
2007, U.S. taxpayers have
funded the war to the tune of
$465 billion; also, $9 billion in
U.S. funds inclusive of $549.7
million in spare parts shipped
to U.S. contractors in Iraq in
2004, are now deemed as 'lost
and unaccounted for'; and ac-
cording to the Pentagon,
amounted to $1.4 billion.
In making the case for mili-
tary action against Iraq, Presi-
dent George Bush claimed that
Iraq had chemical and biological
weapons. The President was
Clearly, the U.S. War on Iraq
carried enormous falsehood.
And now we have the Iraq
Study Group Report which the
Chicago Tribune describes as
'one of the darkest and gloomni-
est public documents ever writ-
Very few Americans today
support the U.S. War on Iraq
and nmany would not dispute
the view that their government's
foreign policy has failed the na-
lion and that the President used
false statements to bolster his
and the ultra-conservatives'
over-zealousness toward mili-
tary adventurism in Iraq. In fact,
President Bush misled the
American people and placed his
own and the ultra-conserva-
tives' interests over those of the
In fact, the Council on
Foreign Relations, through
its Public Agenda Confidence
in U.S. Foreign Policy Index,
recently found that more
than half of Americans be-
lieve that "The war in Iraq is
leading to too many casual-
ties." Most Americans today,
too, think that promoting de-
mocracy in other countries is
the least important of U.S.
foreign policy objectives. And
generally, the study sug-
gested that, among Ameri-
cans, wide-ranging confi-
dence in U.S. foreign policy
And the names of
Papdopoulos of Greece, Franco
of Spain, the Shah of Iran,
Suharto of Indonesia, Lon Nol
of Cambodia. Ngo Dinh Diem
of South Vietnam, the Somozas
of Nicaragua, Pinochet of Chile,
Duarte of El Savador, anmton
others, have to be stark rcminid-
Crs of the gross failures of nu-
merous U.S. interventions, and
the great need today to produce
realism in its Foreign policy.
There were 32 interventions
in Latin America by the U.S.
hroughl force between 1902 andi
1954; and there have been oth-
ers since, covert in natLure. in dlif-
lerent parls of the globe.
This stark reminder, amid an
embarrassing, unpopular, and
Cold War interventions really
were a standard refusal to ltol-
crale Third World independence.
The U.S. foreign policy es-
tablishment already has ac-
knowledged its defeca in Iraq
andl the search for an exit str'al-
egy has now hecomle a priority
(Dreyfuss, The Nation, 20());
inducing even greater movement
and pressure Iowardl realign-
And U.S. Presidential
hopeful Hillary Rodham
Clearly, the U.S. War on Iraq carried enormous
falsehood. And now we have the Iraq Study
Group Report which the Chicago Tribune
describes as 'one of the darkest and gloomiest
public documents ever written'.
costly Iraq war, may impose
some urgency for the U.S. to re-
align its foreign policy away
from the Truman Doctrine and
Washington Consensus; devel-
oping mechanisms of interde-
pendence rather than mecha-
nisms fuelling a zero-sum
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice today pro-
motes 'transformational diplo-
macy'; a case where the U.S. is
willing to work with nations as
partners to introduce and con-
solidate their democracy.
Let's hope this 'transforma-
tional diplomacy' is not equiva-
lent to U.S interventions prior
to and during the Cold War.
Chomsky notes that those U.S.
Clinton recently gave her
take on the great need for a
transformation of U.S. for-
eign policy, as she notes: "We
must get out of Iraq, redis-
cover the value of statesman-
ship, and live up to the demo-
cratic values that are the
deepest source of our
strength...The Bush adminis-
tration has presented the
American people with a se-
ries of false choices: force
multilateralism, hard power
versus soft...U.S. foreign
policy must be guided by a
multilateralism...As we seek
to promote the rule of law in
other nations, we must accept
it ourselves." Clinton clearly
states that giving other na-
tions lectures on democracy
and human rights will not do
unless the U.S. itself first
puts its own house in order;
otherwise, a Washington dis-
connect will emerge.
However, any talk of change
in U.S. foreign policy has to be
predicated against (I) a new
American Cold War evidenced
through Russia's ongoing insta-
bility and weapons of mass de-
struction, U.S./NATO military
buildup, global warming, inte-
grating China, India, and Brazil
into the international system,
and the enduring Washington
Consensus (Cohen); and also
predicated against (2) the view
that national righteousness cur-
rently shapes American foreign
policy; a view in Peter Beinart's
book The Good Fight -destroy
the enemies of freedom both in
the U.S. and overseas.
These predications are
certainly important; and have
won the day in the past,
when the people's conscious-
ness played second fiddle.
But today, amid an ill-con-
ceived Iraq war, it is the
American people's con-
sciousness of the harshness
of everyday living, not the
narrative of American great-
ness, which is the driver of a
new alignment in foreign
The time when the U.S.
could refer to Central and
South America as its 'Back-
yard' and the Caribbean as
the 'American Lake', and a
time when the U.S. imposed
its will on poor countries to
bolster its Third World poli-
cies, are fast becoming a relic
of the past. Multilateralism
and inclusivity in U.S. for-
eign policy will stop the
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More than meets the--lens:
in the Media Age
By: Luis Carpio
AS with the Moon landing
and 9/11, everyone remem-
bers where they were on 26th
December 2004, when an un-
dersea earthquake set off a
series of merciless tsunamis
against communities across
South and Southeast Asia,
resulting in unspeakable
death (more than 180,000)
and destruction. The impact
of the images was overwhelm-
ing, as their sheer, inherent
horror was multiplied by the
unusual ethnic mix of those
fleeing the waves from tennis
courts and pool-side bars as
well as the more usual
Global Villagers, however,
were unphased when these news
almost instantaneously over-
shadowed and quickly super-
seded all information regarding
one of the deadliest and most
costly Atlantic (Caribbean) hur-
ricane seasons on record, only
a few weeks prior. The Season
that brought us Charley,
Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, caus-
ing the deaths of over 3.000
people and millions in damage,
was suddenly old news every-
where, even in the Greater Car-
ibbean. Few remembered when
Jeanne struck Haiti the hardest,
whilst Ivan affected Grenada,
Jamaica and the Cayman Is-
lands, or when Frances and
Jeanne both hit the Bahamas
with full force and Charley
caused significant damage in
Similarly, when dozens died
or disappeared in Haiti and
hundreds were left homeless in
Jamaica over the past couple of
weeks of flooding and when
PAHO says it expects cases of
dengue to top 1,000,000 this
year in the worst outbreak in de-
cades, it barely makes a blip
against a (certainly terrifying)
worldwide backdrop of melting
icecaps and starving, puppy-eyed
seals. Add to the mix the babble
from Babylon, "perverse" Per-
sians, financial fiascos and toxic
toys, and even our worst trag-
edies fade away.
We must re-examine the role
of the media in our age of in-
creasing disasters, one-minute
cell phone clips and sound-bites
as well as reprinted wire feeds.
It is tempting to place the me-
dia on the bench, treat it as a
hostile witness and convict it for
the sins of others. As with
many of our Kafkaesque ten-
dencies, this would be intellec-
tually slothful and ultimately
self-defeating, if only because it
is inconsistent to encourage me-
dia as a legitimate business and
then attack it for acting like one.
Whilst it would be disin-
genuous to expect disaster re-
duction planning to compete
with Dantesque images of post-
fully invested in the processes
of disaster reduction. To this
end, champions to the cause of
Caribbean This Week
disaster destruction or with the
raw heroic sexiness of scores of
helicopter descending upon dev-
astated towns, there is a clear
need to narrow the gap between
these and the message that plan-
ning/response actors need deliv-
ered, not only to the grass-
roots, but to our leaders as well.
The Hyogo Framework for
Action, adopted by the World
Conference on Disaster Reduc-
tion as the global blueprint for
building the resilience of nations
and communities to disasters,
depends to a large extent on all
cross-sectdral stakeholders to be
disaster reduction must rise to
harness the power of all mod-
em mass communications (in-
cluding IT) and bring it to bear
on this most pressing problem
of our times.
We go towards Haiti for
the first ACS Conference on
Disaster Reduction (14th-
16th November) at the tail
end of this year's relatively
tame Hurricane Season with
a prayer that La Nifia will let
us reach the shores of
Hispaniola with no further
casualties. We hope as well
that the eyes of the world and
especially of our region will
be upon us and remind our
electronic and print col-
leagues that the disaster is n
the eye of the beholder.
Luis Carpio is the Director of Transport and Natural
Disasters of the Association of Caribbean States.
The views expressed are not necessarily the official
views of the ACS. Feedback can be sent to:
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-several other interior
roads targeted for
REPAIRS to the roadway from Bartica to Issano in Region
Seven are scheduled to begin before the end of this year
in keeping with Government's commitment to improving
infrastructure resulting in better living standards.
Last June, Minister of Transport and Hydraulics Robeson
Benn, accompanied by a team of technical personnel from the
Ministry of Public Works and Communications, inspected the
roadway up to Four-Mile and announced to regional officials
that funds have been allocated to upgrade the roadway later this
S Work Services Group (WSG) Coordinator Rickford Lowe
said preliminary surveys for the project have been completed
and the Ministry is now awaiting submission of a quotation
from the contractor.
The project is estimated to cost approximately $20M and
will entail resurfacing sections of the laterite-surface roadway
from Bartica to Issano. This project is among the many being
done by Government to strengthen the road network in various
communities in keeping with its development programme.
At present, equipment is being procured and necessary docu-
ments prepared to carry out repairs to various interior roads
under a Hinterland Road Rehabilitation Programme through
which $800M has been allocated by Government.
Roads such as the Linden/Ituni/Kwakwani, Linden to
Rupanni, Mabdia, 72 Mile Potaro, 72-Mile junction to
Issma and Puruni are among those identified for upgrad-
ing under the programme.
Minister Benn pointed out that there is a long list of road-
ways that have been identified for upgrading, but priority is
being given to those that are experiencing advanced deteriora-
tion. It is expected that several contracts for the various road-
ways will be awarded over the next two weeks.
The hinterland road programme is finalised by various key
stakeholders such as the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commis-
sion, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Guyana
Forestry Commission, the Gold and Diamond Miners Associa-
tion, the Ministries of Public Works and Local Government and
Government's investments to improve access in the hinter-
land have resulted in the construction of roads and bridges in
several areas. Over recent years, a road was built from Kamana
to Waipa, Region Eight, and was recently extended to
Kaibarpai, the last community located along the Ireng River.
Prior to construction of the road, river transport was
the only means of travelling to the community and it was
often difficult and dangerous during the dry season. Addi-
tionally, a road was built from Kopinang to Chenapau,
works that entailed construction of bridges across rivers
Rotary Inter-Guianas ...
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dormitory, painting of the perimeter fence and outdoor
playground equipment, as well as the repainting of the rotary
sign on the institution's premises. The project is expected to
be executed by approximately 30 Rotarians and Rotractors.
As it relates to the Uncle Eddie's Home, the Rotary Club has
estimated that the task will attract approximately $1,868.000 or
The nature of the project is to repaint the internal wing and to
refurbish three washrooms in the west wing. The Club will also
repaint the inside of cottage No. 3 of the northern wing.
The buildings are said to be of chalet type architecture consist-
ing of four wings. which comprises three cottages each, a dining
hall. a kitchen and a sick baby.
The works undertaken are expected to be substantively executed
and completed ahead of day one of the IGM by contracted labour.
However. the final portion of it will be completed by 120 Rotarians
and Rotractors. working three one hour shifts in groups of 40 each.
Assistant District Governor. Beverly Harper posited that even
though the IGM is held annually, this is the first year that the Guianas
have pool resources in executing projects in the host country.
The organisation was established in 1775, by its benefactor Ed-
ward Holfonl and accommodates approximately 50 residents.
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outgoing IDB Representative
By Chamanlall Naipaul
Development Bank (IDB)
Representative, Mr. Sergio
Varas Olea, has been over-
whelmed by this country,
causing him to make a vow to
Mr. Varas, who spent five
years here, departs for his
homeland, Chile, today, which
incidentally coincides with the
departure of distinguished In-
dian High Commissioner, Mr.
Avinash Gupta-both diplo-
mats would also be going into
retirement when they return
In an exclusive interview
with the Guyana Chronicle,
Varas described his tenure here
as a: "gratifying, challenging and
rewarding journey. I have fallen
in love with Guyana and will
He finds Guyana's cultural
and ethnic diversity unique and
fascinating and is impressed
with the harmony that exists
within this diversity; unlike the
religious and ethnic violence
which engulfs other societies.'
The outgoing IDB Repre-
sentative noted that he has per-
haps made more friends here
than at any other of his many
At the farewell reception
he hosted last Thursday at the
Le Meridien Pegasus, he alluded
to the warmth of the Guyanese
"Today, I complete five
years in Guyana. I was warmly
received by everyone when I
came. Rapidly I developed an
affection for this wonderful
country, and a strong commit-
ment for my mission as Repre-
sentative of the IDB in
Guyana," he declared.
He fondly recalled that
his aim during his stay was
to help the developmental
process of the country by put-
ting the services of the IDB
at its disposal, and in this re-
gard, he feels he has been
The outcome he said has
been "significant and.historic."
"It has been a long and re-
warding journey. Journey I did
together with national authori-
ties, private sector and civil so-
ciety leaders. A journey with so
much to remember, to treasure,
and so much to be proud of."
According to him, the infra-
structure of Guyana has under-
gone a vast transformation since
his arrival here.
"I can remember my ar-
rival at the old airport and
riding on the long unfinished
road. A big contrast; nowa-
days we enjoy a modern
Timehri International Air-
port and a smooth ride all the
way to Georgetown. A ride
looking at new housing
schemes, new public schools
and new businesses along the
road. An impressive access to
Georgetown, with the new
cricket -stadium and a four
lane entrance to a booming
Georgetown. It has been a
long way these five years, and
I have no doubt the country
is moving forward. We have a
better Guyana today."
IDB SUPPORT FOR
Outlining the support of the
IDB in developing infrastruc-
ture, social services and
'In fact, I must
admit it. I love
Guyana and I will
come back to visit
all my friends. I
will closely follow
modernisation of the state,
Varas disclosed that the Bank
disbursed over US$234M over
the last five years, while an-
other US$268M has been -ap-
proved for new projects.
This, he said, is a record
performance in disbursements
and financing levels of the IDB
to a country with such a small
He noted too that during
this period, grants for technical
cooperation amounting to
US$1IM were provided.
Some the key areas identi-
fied by him which received sig-
nificant IDB support include
Transport sector-air trans-
port sector reform; main roads
and other initiatives which have
resulted in the Moleson Creek/
benefiting the majority of the
population with a road of inter-
national standard. This includes
the development of the major
integration project in the
country's history-the Berbice
River Bridge, featuring a public/
private sector partnership pav-
ing the way for future joint in-
MR. SERGIO VARAS OLEA
Energy sector-assistance in
the expansion of electricity
supply to unserved areas
(UAEP) in urban and hinterland
communities, improving the
lives of thousands of families.
The programme also pro-
moted efficiency through re-
duced energy loss which saw
the Guyana Power and Light
(GPL) company reducing its
energy loss from -44% to 34%
which is saving the country
US$12M per year. In addi-
tion, Mr. Varas explained that
this has helped to prevent
drastic tariffs for consumers,
despite huge increases in the
price of fuel.
Varas, however, stressed
the need to move towards hy-
dropower and thermal genera-
tion of electricity through a long
term plan as demand is increas-
ing which is an indication of a
growing standard of living.
With respect to wind
power, he explained that it is a
more difficult proposition be-
cause of logistical problems
Say itwith 3
such, as constant wind speed
and the technology associated
with conversion to electricity.
Financing of low income
housing-this programme has
benefited some 19,000 families'
through the provision of access
spending to the necus 01 ihe
Funding primary and sec-
access and quality of the ser-
vices to citizens, including im-
proved public schools infra-
structure, modernising the cur-
riculum, training teachers and
improved management of educa-
Modernisation of the
health and nutrition ser-
vices- under this
programme, assistance was
provided for better care for
the population, especially of
Modernisation of the fiscal
and management of the public
sector-this has been another
impressive initiative of the gov-
ernment through assistance from
the IDB and support from the
Canadian International Devel-
opment Agency and the Inter-
national Monetary Fund (IMF),
resulting in a transformation
which allows access to modern
technology to manage the na-
Mr. Varas said other
major projects supported by
the IDB which are moving
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AGRICULTURE Minsiter Robert Persaud, at right, at Canje Night
THOUSANDS of patrons Limited Berbice branch facilitating exports and providing
converged at the Canje (AINLIM), Demerara Distillers market intelligence.
Community Ground Centre, Limited (DDL), Banks DIH A wide range of services and
Region Six, on Saturday, Limited, Nand Persaud and agro-products made and grown
October 27, to participate in Company Limited, and several in Guyana were highlighted, and
Canje Night, the first agro- farmers' groups from the region, there was live entertainment by
exhibition to be held in the among others, the New Melody Makers, and a
community under the 'Made Minister of Agriculture, host of games and attractions for
.and Grown in Guyana' Robert Persaud, delivering children.
campaign. brief remarks, said that while Sandra Singh, a resident
The event, organized by the the administration continues of Reliance, Canje,
Guyana Marketing Corporation to place much emphasis on commended the organizers for
(GMC), in collaboration with the traditional agriculture bringing the event to the
the Ministry of Agriculture and sectors; rice and sugar, the community. "I am very
the Private Sector, was hailed a rapid growth of the non- pleased that we here in Canje
,success by GMC's Marketing traditional agro-sector finally have the opportunity
Manager, Richard Hanif, who remains an area in which to participate in one of these
pointed out that, "As we every effort is being made to events. It really gives everyone
anticipated, Canje Night was a foster further growth and an opportunity to see what
resounding success, attracting a development. Guyana has to offer...the
broad cross-section of private Statistics from GMC show children are also enjoying the
sector entities in the region as a significant increase in the games and food."
well as several agencies under the exports of fruits and vegetables Originally scheduled for last
Ministry of Agriculture." as. well as processed agro- year, Canje Night was cancelled
Among the agriculture products to the Caribbean, following the death of late
agencies that participated in the North America and Europe, from Minister of Agriculture,
event were the National a mere 1,900 tonnes in the early Satyadeow Sawh.
Agriculture Research Institute 1990's to more than 5,000 Canje Night is part of the
(NARI), Guyana Forestry tonnes in 2006. famous 'Nights' Rupununi,
Commission, Guyana Sugar In this regard, GMC's Essequibo, and Guyana Night,
Corporation (East Berbice General Manager, Nizam among others, which are held
Estates and Port Mourant Hassan, said that the agency will annually countrywide under
Training Centre), and Pesticides continue to play an integral and the Made in Guyana Grown
& Toxic Chemicals Control expanding role in the in Guyana theme, launched
Board. advancement of the sector, as it in 1999. The event was the
Private sector companies continues to work with farmers, last major activity for
included, Associated Industries agro-processors and exporters, Agriculture Month 2007.
The Medex programme of'
Guyana is celebrating 30
years of service provided
mostly to rural and hinter-
land areas where the services
of a doctor are nmt 'eadily
In observance: of this mile-
stone, the Ministry of l-ealth, in
collaboration with the Pan
American Health Organisation
(PAHO) Friday hosted the first
Medex Conference under the
theme 'Reflecting on 30 Years of
Experiences- 1977-2007'. The
exercise at the Grand Coastal
Inn, East Coast Demerara saw
the participation of Medex from
all 10 administrative regions in-
cluding those who are still serv-
ing since it was initiated.
Minister in the Ministry of
Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran ac-
knowledged the contributions
made by Medex personnel in the
delivery of a better quality of
"I use this odcasion to laud
the sacrifices of the Medex and
their contributions to nation-
building. They have been able to
make their sterling contributions
...They are trained not only to
diagnose and manage patients
but also to lead, mentor, organise
and deploy others in the field.
Most of our Medex have done
this admirably and have indeed
become role models," Minister
Provisions are being made to,
accelerate the programme and in-
troduce neWer techniques and
skills. A cpmputter literacy
programme is being incorporated
into the lMedex training
programme which is also avail-
able for school leav&rs.
The Medical; Extensor,
known as the Medex, is a cat-
egory of health care workers
trained to meet the requirements
ol a resource poor environment-
particularly to extend services to
the residents of rural,
A',.erindian and other hinterland
i nmunitieis. The Medex
Programme v4as developed in re-
sponse to thP recognition that
Guyana was a resource limited
country not capable of attract-
ing fully qualified medical doc-
tors to staff all the medical fa-
c;'(lies across its expansive,
s sely populated territory, ac-
ci ,ling to Dr Ramsaran.
In 1977, the first batch of 22
Medex trainees drawn from the
public health sector, private
nm-dical institutions, the Guyana
I ence Force, Guyana Prison
Set vice, Guyana National Service
a n the Guyana Sugar Corpora-
l i (GUYSUCO) commenced
The thirteenth batch is cur-
rently in training. Each batch
comprises between 20-25 stu-
dents, and more than 250 per-
sons have so far been trained
from the inception of the
The Medex is trained to
perform some tasks that are
normally performed by physi-
cians. A key function of the
Medex is the diagnosing and:
management of common medi-
cal conditions and the pre-
scription of medicines. They
are supervised by the Regional
medical doctors. Medex are
trained in mid-wifery and play
a key role in providing services
to expectant mothers.
This function, as outlined by
Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Health, Mr. Hydar
Ally, has always been part of
Government's plan for the im-
provement of health care in
"The key function of the
Medex is critical to seeing
Guyana achieve its commitment
to the Millennium Development
Goals (MDG) and more particu-
larly, the provision of qualified
health-care providers to attend to
women at the time of delivery,"
The Medex also has a sig-
nificant role in the vaccination
and immunization programme,
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including giving advice on health
promotion and prevention of
common diseases, and providing
care to mothers and newborn ba-
bies. They also maintain records
They are tasked with
organising and executing medical
outreach activities to
underserved communities in the
areas under their supervision.
Amerindians are the main benefi-
ciaries of the Medex programme.
Traditionally, only persons
with nursing and other clinical
experience could enter the
Medex Training Programme,
which lasts for 18 months. A
new curriculum called the New
Pathway Medex Training was
introduced in 2006. It covers an
extended period of 42 months
and allows school-leavers who
had performed well at the CXC
Examination to enter. This al-
lows for applications from hin-
terland communities and
Amerindian school leavers to en-
ter the programme and become
a Medex without relying on
Presentations were made
by representatives of the Min-
istry of Amerindian Affairs,
Local Government and Re-
gional Development, PAHO
and Dr Roderick King of
Harvard Medical School.
VOCATIONAL Service within
the Rotary focuses on the ad-
herence and encouragement
of the highest moral principles
in all professions. The object
of Rotary calls for Rotarians
to apply high ethical standards
in their vocations, to recog-
nize the worthiness of all use-
ful occupations, and to con-
sider their own occupations as
opportunities to serve society.
Rotarians understand that
each person makes a valuable
contribution Io a better society
through daily activities in a busi-
ness or profession' At the Club's
last meeting; Stibroek Rotary
honoured two persons from the
wider community' who have used
their vocationsl to altruistically
proniote comnniunity develop-
ment. The persons honoured
were selected based on their abil-
ity to promote grassroots devel-
opment, commitment to
volunteerism' and contribution to
the commu ity.
Vocatio al) Service Director,
Mrs. Marcia Marcus, introduced the
first honoree Ms. Shirley Greene, a
renowned Teaher and Educator.
Ms. Greene )co authored "Guyana,
Our Countty 'Our Home" which
was adopted by the Ministry of
Education tior teaching Grade Six
students. M$ Greene is involved in
a programme with Love & Faith
Outreach Ministries through which
she helps children in Sophia with
i their home work. She also supports
an initiative'of the East Street Breth-
ren Church in which she spends her
time giving lessons to children. Ms.
Greene has been promoting literacy
as a means .oi community develop-
ment for th4 past 40 years.
Clul ."Service Director,
Lennox Shuffler introduced the
second :'onbree, Mr. Robin
Phillips, ia teacher by profession.
Mr. Phillips was instrumental in
initiating; the Buxton Youth De-
Rotary honours community
velopers Project which com-
bines sports, education and cul-
ture t9 promote friendships and
influence change. The initiative
brings together 150 children aged
6-15 years from Buxton and
neighboring communities to en-
courage them to see learning to
read as a shared pleasure and a
valuable skill. Mr. Phillips is
committed to promoting educa-
tion as an essential for sustained
humatj development in Buxton
and its environs.
Stabroek Rotary recognizes
the worthiness of the occupa-
tions bf :Ms. Greene and Mr.
Phillips and their efforts to ef-
fect meaningful and positive
,chang 'in the community
through their vocations.
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bacteria on a sample produced
on October 8. the privately
owned company said.
USDA's Food Safety and In-
spection Service said the problem
was discovered through follow-tup
investigation and sampling after a
positive E. coli test at another fed-
Symptoms of E. coli
0157:H7 illness, the strain asso-
ciated with the recall, include
potentially severe stomach
cramps, diarrhea and dehydra-
tion. Children, the elderly and
people with poor immune sys-
tems are the must vulnerable.
"No illnesses have been as-
sociated with this product,"
John Keating, president of
Cargill Regional Beef, said in a
statement. "We are working
closely with the USDA to re-
move the product from the mar-
The recalled products have
use/f'reeze-by dates of October
19 through Nov 3. Most will
have the USDA establishment
number of EST 9400 inside the
USDA mark of inspection.
In addition, there are vari-
ous weights and varieties of
ground beef distributed for fur-
ther processing and repackaging
that will not have the same es-
The recall was the second
by Minneapolis-based Cargill in
a month. On October 7 the
company recalled about
844,812 pounds (383,200 kg) of
frozen beef patties produced at
a Wisconsin plant.
In September Topps Meat
Company LLC recalled 21.7 mil-
lion pounds of ground beef after a
string of E. coli-related illnesses. It
was the fifth-largest meat or poul-
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(BBC News) A rising number of dual infections with HIV
and tuberculosis has created a co-epidemic spreading
throughout sub-Saharan Africa, researchers say.
Local health systems are unable to contain the co-epidemic,
the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research says.
The situation is made more urgent by increasing rates of
drug-resistant TB in areas with a high prevalence of HIV.
Half of all new TB cases in sub-Saharan Africa are now HIV
co-infected, forum director Veronica Miller said.
TB, which is a disease of the respiratory system, is not
uncommon about 20% of the world's population has it but
most will not develop the disease.
However in Africa's slums, where people live
crammed together in tin shacks, TB is rife, the re-
Because HIV has destroyed the immune systems of at least
a quarter of the population in some areas, far more people are
not only developing TB but spreading it to otherwise healthy
The BBC's Peter Greste in Cape Town says areas around
the South African city are among the worst affected.
In one community in the western Cape, a child is 100 times
more likely to contract TB than anyone living in the developed
But one Cape Town-based researcher, Dr Stephen Lawn,
says existing tests often cannot spot TB before it is too late
and health care systems cannot cope.
Without proper treatment, the Forum for Collabora-
tive HIV Research says, 90% of people with HIV die within
months of contracting TB.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) A combination of political will, re-
newal of urban space and an acknowledgement of the in-
fluence of criminal elements on the youth. This was the
prescription given this week as part of the solution to the
problem of crime and violence in Jamaica.
The view was put forward at the launch of a joint report
by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Latin
America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank at the
University of the West Indies on Wednesday night.
Dr. Andrew Morrison, economist at the World Bank and
one of the authors of the study, said the document seeks
to examine approaches by other countries in the region
and then deposit detailed ideas for fighting crime in the
"This report estimates that if Caribbean countries cut their
homicide rates by a third, their GDP growth rates would double.
That means that there would be more money to fund all kinds
of programmes and violence is getting in the way of that," Dr.
He also listed citizen security approaches, such as urban
redesign, as a way of reducing crime and violence.
"What that means is to concentrate resources in specific
communities to transform them," he said. "For example, crime
prevention through urban redesign, street lighting, getting rid of
zinc fencing at the same time as you are investing in the youth,
at the same time as you are doing hot spot policing to deal with
serious problems of violent crime. But it is doing (it) in a con-
centrated space, in a concentrated way so that you can change
This strategy. according to Dr. Morrison, has worked in Co-
lombia, Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
In the approach to youth crime, Allan Bernard, an ac-
tivist in the Montego Bay community of Flankers, said the
state needs to realise that there are organised and sophis-
ticated elements in these communities which have substan-
tial influence on youth.
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From page 13
include: Support for
Strategy and the Agricultural
Programme; and the
establishment of a
Of special significance
Varas noted has been the debt
relief which Guyana received,
which saw the IDB writing off
US$438M between 2003 and
This, he observed, now
provides fiscal freedom but
implies an important respon-
sibility of the effective and
efficient allocation for the
national budget, as well as
the need for sound fiscal poli-
The outgoing Representa-
tive believes that Guyana has a
vast potential and tapping it
would lead to incredible devel-
opment, and the key to this is
He observed that Guyana
has moved away from the past
where the economy was state
controlled to an open economy
which is a prerequisite for in-
vestment and economic growth.
However, Mr. Varas cau-
tioned that a pragmatic ap-
proach should be taken in
adopting an economic model,
pointing out that Guyana has
the advantage of learning from
countries which has already
passed through the stage that
Guyana is going through.
He urged that Guyana
should look at those economic
models which have been suc-
cessful and modify them to suit
Guyana's situation, observing
that formulating a model based
purely on ideology is not the
best approach, because pure
ideology does not reflect reality.
In the economic develop-
ment process, Varas exhorted
that education is a key factor
because it equips people to be-
come more productive.
"Education is not only
about school. It is also about
parents," Varas stressed, adding
that despite difficulties Guyana
has a solid education system
and the average level of educa-
tion compared to many other
countries in this hemisphere is
Touching on some the ob-
stacles to economic growth,
Varas identified several matters
which have to be expeditiously
addressed, including the "red
tape," efficiency in the judicial
systems and Deeds Registry,
and access to financing by the
On the latter, he noted that
there is high liquidity in the
banking system but because of
perceived risks by bankers,
conditions of lending are restric-
As regards investment,
Varas said studies by the IDB
have found that a disincentive
is the high rate of corporate
tax which currently stands at
35% to 45%, compared to
15% to 25% in other parts of
the region. However, he
noted that there is need to
ensure that revenue targets
are met, and as such this
matter has to be carefully ad-
The operations of customs
need to be reviewed as well, as
the time which it takes to clear
a container because of the pa-
per work is a hindrance to busi-
Dealing with the crime situ-
ation, Varas said the best ap-
proach is a preventative one;
this is what the IDB supports
through such programmes as the
ongoing Citizens Security
Investors, he observed, will
weigh costs of beefing up their
security as against profits, and
if it is too high then they obvi-
ously will look elsewhere where
their overhead costs will be less.
Varas is optimistic that the
Guyanese people can resolve all
these problems but it will not
"My country also had simi-
lar difficulties, but the govern-
ment took steps to address
them; there is no silver bullet
which will solve these prob-
lems," he declared.
Varas sees a bright future
for this country through a con-
RETURN TO CHILE
Varas disclosed that he was
offered a post as adviser to an
IDB Vice-President; but after
25 years away from his coun-
try, he feels it is time to return
to serve his country and be re-
united with his family.
As such, he will be at-
tached to a large Chilean
consultancy firm which will
provide him with opportunities
to visit Guyana, his second
"It has been a long way this
five years and I have no doubt
the country is moving forward.
We have a better Guyana,"
He added: "In fact, I must
admit it. I love Guyana and I
will come back to visit all my
friends. I will closely follow
Guyana's future," the outgo-
ing IDB Representative said.
to the Daily and Sunday
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL : 225-4475/226-3243-9
GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA
ATTORNEY GENERAL CHAMBERS & MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
MODERNISATION OF TilE JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM
The Government of Guyana recently concluded a loan agreement with the Inter- American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance and implement the Justice
Sector Reform Strategy (JSRS) as approved by Cabinet. The Ministry of Legal Affairs is
responsible for the coordination and implementation of the JSRS. It is proposed to set up a
Technical Secretariat/ Project Execution Unit within the Ministry of Legal Affairs to execute the
various activities of he JSRS. Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the following positions:-
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Preparation of balance sheet, budget expenditure reports and general ledger
*Verification of bills and preparation of monthly statements of activities.
Assist in the preparation of Payroll and reconciliation of Bank Statements.
Maintain monthly salary records, including payroll vouchers, spreadsheets etc.
Qualifications and Skills Specifications:
Diploma in accounting or related field.
At least three (3) years professional experience in accounting or book-keeping
procedures in the private or public sectors.
EXECUTIVE/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Scheduling and arranging interviews, meetings and other appointments and
ensuring that all necessary protocol requirements are in place.
Attend all telephone calls, faxes and messages.
Take notes and prepare minutes of meetings and take follow-up action.
Develop and manage a filing and record-keeping system.
Assist in the preparation of reports and deal with routine correspondence
Qualifications antd Skills Specifications:
Diploma in Public Communication, Public Administration or related field.
At least two (2) years professional experience in a similar position.
Computer literacy, including use of spreadsheets, Microsoft OITice Package and
Microsoft project will be an asset.
Written applications should be accompanied by a full Curriculum Vitae
The names ri thrcc references must be provided
Applications should be sent to:-
The Attorney General and Minlste. of Legal Aflhirs
Attorney General's C chamber and MIinistry of Legal Atffait
95 Carnnichacl Street
Applications may be mailed to iirtirn, ;.:i.'A.l 1 i. ..- .. Il1
I.nvelopcs must be clearly labelled at the top left hand comer with the posi :
for v which the application is being made.
Closing date for applications is 16". November, 2007.
11/3/2007. 10:02 PM
i GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY
Question: I am self employed am I required to obtain a TIN?
Answer: Yes. As a self- employed person you would require a
TIN once you meet any of the following conditions:
(a) If you have income for which you are required to file an
income tax return.
(b) If you are required to conduct any transaction with the
any of the following agencies:
State AgencieslGovernment Departments
The Customs and Trade Administration
Licence Revenue Office
Internal Revenue Office
Value Added Tax and Excise Tax Department
Public Corporations registered under the Public
Corporation Act such as NIS
Only the following are exempt from TIN:
Any person under the age of fifteen years;
Temporary persons not in receipt of income where the
total period of residence in Guyana does not exceed one
hundred and eighty three days in the year.
A person who satisfies the Revenue Authority that he is
not in receipt of an income or not required to furnish a
return of income under this section
(lI you have questions on the Taxpayer Identification Number. kindly contact
the Registry. GPO Building, Robb Street, Georgetown, Telephonc. 225 5587
or write to the Corporate Comrimunications Unit, Guyana Revenue Authority,
210 E Albert and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown.
SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 4. 2007
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22:30 h Viewers Choice:
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MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT UNIT
WORLD BANK HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROJECT
Invitation for Bids
The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World
Bank towards the fight against HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible
payments under the contract for minor civil works.
1. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now invites
sealed bids from eligible contractors for the construction of the following
Treatment and Care Site:
i. Rehabilitation of New Amsterdam Family Health Unit,
NewAmsterdam, Region No. 6
2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information for, and inspect
the bidding documents at: the following address from 09:00 hrs to 15:00
The Civil Works Department
The Health Sector Development Unit
GPHC Compound, East Street
Tel: (592) 226-6222,226-2425
Fax: (592) 225-6559
3. A complete set of bidding document for in English, may be purchased by
interested bidders on submission of a payment of a non refundable fee of
$G10,000. The method of payment will be by companyy. or meager's
cheque. The bidding document may be uplifted at the above address at
time of payment.
4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from the Inland
Revenue Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
5. All bids must be accompanied by a bid-security oF 2.0% of the bid price.
6. All Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box in an sealed envelope at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets. Georgetown, Guyana, no later than
9:00 am on Tuesday, December 04, 2007. The bids must be addressed
to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender Administration
Board and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the
name of the programme and the description of the,bid, including the
words 'do not open before Tuesday, Decembe 04, 2007'."
7. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidc. s representatives and
anyone who chooses to attend at Ministry of F< ance on December 04,
2007 at 9.00am.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT UNIT
GLOBAL FUND HIVIAIDS PROGRAMME
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Global Fund to fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has
approved funding for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Guyana. The objective of this
project is to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS by reducing the
transmission of HIV, reducing the morbidity and mortality and mitigating the social
and economic impact of the epidemic in Guyana.
Towards this end, the following consultancies are required to develop appropriate
messages, and to disseminate these messages into a format and manner
appropriate to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS:
1. Develop and implement behaviour change campaign to expand condom
2. Develop and implement behaviour change interventions to increase
community involvement in HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care
3. Develop activities to encourage early HIV Testing
4. Develop activities and implement targeted behaviour change
interventions to increase positive sexual practices and encourage early
STI/HIV diagnosis and treatment among high risk groups (Youths, CSWs,
5. Develop activities to promote early diagnosis and treatment of
opportunistic infections among people living with HIViAIDS
6. Develop activities to introduce preventative measures for people living
with HIV (prevention for positives)
Detailed terms of reference each consultancy including objectives,
characteristics, selection criteria, list of activities and expected results can be
Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
Email: procurement(@hiv.gov.gy, email@example.com
All proposals are to be submitted to the address below no later than 9.00am on
National Board for Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Street
Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers from the
Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS),
Proposals w'ii be opened shortly thereafter on the same day, December 4,2007
,f tereof on or before
. will be rejected and
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in person at ARK Enterprise The
Container House, 17 Lombard
MALE & female Kitchen
Assistants. Apply with written
application to: German's
Restaurant, 8 New Market St.,
SALESCLERKS must have
knowledge of Maths and English,
2 years working experience.
Apply in person with application
to Lens, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
DRIVERS with Canter
Licence, male & female security
guards, salesgirls, boys and
porters. Apply Avinash Complex
Water Street. Call 226-3361.
VACANCIES exist for
teachers at the Nursery Primary
and Secondary levels (fPE Grove
& Pouderoyen branches). Age 25
rs and over. Tel. # 265-3996.
EXISTS for experienced
Welders to work and live in
Paramaribo, Suriname Good
wages between the ages of 20
and 35 years. Contact number
597-8521328 or 592-220-6666.
1 GENERAL Domestic to
work from 7 am to 2 pm, Mon. to
Sat., 1 Lorry Driver delivery
truck Must have valid Lorry Li-
cence. Must be able to help load
and off load vehicle and one
porter. Apoly at Alabama
Trading, Georgetown Ferry
Stelling. Call 623-1615.
PERSONS to work on farm
at Parika. Live in accommodation
available Call 227-3880, 615-
ONE cargo boat Captain for
Mazruni, 1 Bedford model truck
driver, 1 Pick-up Driver for
Interior location. Call Monday to
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards, Drivers and
experienced Salesgirls over 25
years. Apply in person with
written ;oplication and recent
Police Clearance to: May's
Shopping Centre, 98 Regent
Street. eorgetown. No Phone
ONE (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll, "JIS, Filing arid must
be comput r literate. Must be
between th ages of 25 and 30
years old. MusT have knowledge
of Maths & English and at least
two (2) years working experience.
Apply in person with a written
application and two (2)
references to: Len's 136 Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel: 227-
EXISTS for security guard.
Must be 35 years and over. Must
have Primary education and can
write and read. Military or police
training will be an asse top
salary. Apply in person with
recent Police Clearance to: P &
L Engineering & Construction Co.
Ltd. B1E 2 David Street, Kitty,
G/town. Tel. 227-4386 227-
4412, between the hrs of 8 am -
12 noon and 1 pm 4 pm.
Monday to Friday.
EXISTS for welder. Must be
able to weld cast iron and
aluminum. Three (3) years
experience will be an asset &
must be able to fabricate top
salary in the Georgetown area
and bonuses will Be included.
Apply in person with recent
Police Clearance to: P & L
Engineering & Construction Co.
Ltd, 61E % David Street, Kitty,
G/town. Tel. 227-4386 227-
4412, between the hrs of 8 am
12 noon & 1 pm 4 pm. Monday
EXISTS for Auto Electrician.
Must have practical experience
and good knowledge of reading
parts and service manuals. Three
(3) years experience will be an
asset. Top salary in the
Georgetown area and bonuses
will be included. Apply in person
wvth recent Police Clearance to'
P & L Engineering & Construction
Co. Ltd 61 E 7, David Street,
Kitty G/town. Tel. 227-4386,
227-4412. between the hrs of 8
am 12 noon & 1 pm 4 pm.
Monday to Friday.
CHARRAN Publishing House
(Guyana) Ltd invites applications
rom suitably qualified
individuals to fill the following
positions in its newly established
office in GUYANA. Confidential
Secretary. Persons 25 45 years,
5 subjects *GCE O'Levels)
Computer literate, knowledge of
Spanish will be an asset. Sales
Manager. Sound Secondary
Education. Must own a vehicle,
3 years work experience in
similar position. Apply to Charran
Publishing house Ltd. PO Box
126. 92AWriqhtson Road, Port
of Spain, Trinidad. Email:
charran pubyvahoo.com Tel.
Fax: 868-621-3875 Guy: 225-
KURU KURURU Linden
Highway 8 acres farm land with
creek, 4 acres with creek. Call
TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme, land 50 x 100, in
front. Asking- $2M. Call 225-
LE RESSOUVENIR $19M,
Felicity- $10M, LBI $7M, Ogle
$9M, Canje 2 '/ acres $3.5M.
E m a i I
ONE large well-developed
land in gated community,
reduced from $21M to $16M in
Georgetown. Phone 225-2709,
225-5198, 231-2064. We work 7
days and up to 8 pm.
PARK bet. UG Road &
Caricom HQ $12M; Regent St.
35' x 117' & % storey property
on entire lot bet., Camp St. &
Republic Ave.; 50 acres on
Mahaicony Branch Road, near
rice factory. TEL 226-8148,
LOCATION Public Road
Kitty, size 242 35 ft. Contact
Paul. Tel. 592-657-1445
7 LOMBARO ST
CLOSE TO STABROEK MARKET
05 X 170- $65M
FORTY-FIVE acres of land for
sale at Supply, E.B. Demerara.
from Public Road to Conservancy
good for housing scheme or any
agriculture development. Good
access road and canal along this
land. No reasonable offer
refused Call Ambrose Real
Estate 226-6513. 227-0809.
East Bank Public Road
Soesdyke Highway junction)(5)
ive minutes from Cheddi Jagan
International Airport. Gateway to
Brazil, Approximately sixty (60)
acres of land for residential,
commercial and industrial uses.
From main public road to new
Airport Highway. Divided into
three (3) sub-divisions, approved
ans for present, and immediate
development on Phase#1
includesl.4161 acre for hotel
construction approximately two
(2) acre of condo, Co-op or
apartment building, parking lot,
swimming pool, tennis court,
grocery store, garden/park etc.
Also allocated and available for
'sale another 20 house lots for a
security gated community.
Phase#2, approximately twenty
five (25) acres presently vacant.
Phase#3 is a presently working
industrial sand pit. Reduced to
US$900. Owner 226-1742 or cell
APARTMENT TO RENT FOR
OVERSEAS GUEST. 226-9448.
FULLY FURNISHED SALON
TO RENT. CALL 226-9442. ASK
ONE two-bedroom apt. in
Sec. 'K' C/ville $35 000. Tel. #
FURNISHED flats for over-
seas visitors. Phone 227-2995,
ONE 2-flat Bldg. 3-B/R
house by itself, unfurnished, in
REGENT Street 2-flat
building. Over 1 000 sq. ft. on
each floor. Call 624-6432.
EXCELLENT business deal.
Space to rent on ground floor in
Regent St. Prime business area.
UG ROAD 3 furnished
apartments for single person $60
000 monthly. Call 222-6510 after
4 pm daily.-
SMALL business place,
round floor Stabroek, area next
eo King St. & South Rd. Room
to let Campbellville. 227-
AVAILABLE for rental one
2-storey concrete unfurnished
property, 3 bedrooms, in
Newtown, Kitty $80 000
negotiable. Contact 226-7038
MUST see that modern
and luxurious property Diamond
New Scheme US$1 600.
Jewanram 227-1988, 623-
6431, 270-4470. .
furnished property, Earl's Court,
LBI short/long term US$750.
Jewanram 227-1988, 623-
1 TOP flat 3-bedroom, toilet
and bath at Lot 99 Ocean
Gardens. North Meet-en-zorg,
WCD. Contact 609-9437, 681-
9795 $20 000 monthly._
RESIDENCE OFFICE SPACE/
BOND. 2 flats Charlotte St. 2
huge bonds to let or for sale -
Festival City North R/veldt.
Bottom flat to let or property for
sale. Alex St., Kitty. TEL. 226-
unfurnished US$2 500, BEL
AIR GARDENS, BEL AIR
SPRINGS US$1 500, Prashad
Nagar US$1 300, unfur., AC,
Courida Park 2-B/R apt. AC -
US$900. 2/BR apt. US$700,
Queenstown. Atlantic Gardens.
TEL. 226-8148. 625-1624.
NEEDED someone to
sublet a three-bedroom upstairs
apartment in Georgetown with
light and water. Call 655-8479.
BUSINESS place, Regent
St. US$800, Office space -
$50 000, Bond space $50
000, Snackette $60 000.
BEL AIR GARDENS fully
furnished executive building
with four self-contained
bedrooms. Telephone 642-
PRASHAD NAGAR- -
furnished three-bedroom top
flat with telephone, parking
and overhead tank. Telephone
Reasonably priced from $25 000
working sinIle person or couple
preferably. No Kids. Tel. # 227-
1 LARGE 3-bedroom upper
flat and inside toilet and bath
meter, phone, parking, located
at Ogle te;. 222-3 14, 222-
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbellville for overseas
guest. Short term. Call Tel.
two-bedroom furnished -
US$800, unfurnished from
US$350 pm. Tel. 624-4225.
BUSY 4 -corner junction
on Camp Street
Above Guyana Variety
Store & Nut Centre.
Has water & lights
Move in today
Busy 4- corner spot located
at 38 Cummings & Middle Sts
Fully equipped particularly AC
BUSINESS space & large
offices to rent in City centre.
Low income apt. from $25 000,
1 & 2-bedroom. Call 642-8725.
EXECUTIVE type fur-
nished apt. in Queenstown, Bel
Air Park, Big. Gdns. And others
overseas visitors welcome. Cal
SPACIOUS bottom flat
situated at 77 Hadfield St., W/
Rust, area 2 100 sq. ft. suitable
for restaurant or any other
business. Call 227-6929 or 641-
ONE 3-bedroom house at
Rosa Drive, South Ruimveldt.
Contact Gordon on Tel. # 223-
0929, 693-4329, after 7 pm on
tel. 223-4127. No Agents
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 231-6429, 622-5776.
APARTMENT from $30
000, Queenstown US$800,
US$1 000, US$1 200, 3-storey
building US$1 000 and ware
houses. Tel. 227-2256.
apt. top flat Venezuela Hous-
ing Scheme. Fully grilled, mas-
ter bedroom, parking space for
3 cars overhead tank $30 000
neg. Call 270-4613 evening,
unfurnished houses and flats,
Nandy Park US$700, Bel Air
Park US$1 800, Subryanville
US$2 500, Newtown G$80
000, Alberttown $50 000.
Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.
ONE lower flat apartment
location Da Silva Street,
Newtown, G/town. Section:
Back building. preferably for
office, salon cafe. etc. Call
Leslin 227-6199 (After 5 pm)
or 623-8626 (Anytime). Serious
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1-BEDROOM apartment at
Middle Road La Penitence.
3- 21 AREA 'D' Sophia, 1
bottom flat apartment for renal.
Tel. # 222-4762, 220-4771.
$800 US Bel Air
Springs $1200 US
Bel air Gardens $2,500 US
for rent. Available on
November 1, 2007. Contact Mr.
Geer. Tel. 227-1354.
OFFICE space -
Queenstown, G/town over 3
000 sq. feet, available lots of
parking space. Call 624-4225.
FURNISHED rooms single
persons only at Bachelors
Adventure, E. C. Dem. Tel. 229-
APARTMENT AC HOT & COLD,
OVERSEAS VISITORS. CALL
218-4635, 218-0392, 648-
WELL-KEPT furnished and
unfurnished upper and middle
class apartments and houses in
great areas. Excellence Realty
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments, AC, hot and cold,
parking for overseas v sitor,
short term. 226-5137, 227-
for overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished
with AC, hot & cold bath, etc.
Call 226-8990, 226-2543.
NANDY Park fully
furnished lovely 2-bedroom
apt. AC. cable, phone.
parking, security and much
more. US$450 neg. All
amenities included. 233-
2968. 613-6674, 646-6832.
in residential areas.
Bel Air Park, Courida
Park, Republic Park
Bel Air Springs
ONE spacious bottom flat
suitable for office or business.
Located at 71 Hadfield Street,
Contact Lyndon Amsterdam or
Roysdale Forde on Tel. 227-
0676, 227-1656, during office
RENTALS Prashad Nagar
Studio apts. $40 000, Bel
Air Springs $45 000,
Thomas Street 3-bedroom -
$55 000, Eccles 3-bedroomn
$50 000, East Street 2-
bedroom $95 000 Nandy
Park 2-bedroom $65 000.
Many more not mentioned.
Contact John 233-2968,
PRASHAD NAGAR: two 2-
bedroom ap-'rtments, fully fur-
nished, AC, at US$1 000 each.
COURIDA PARK: very nice 3-
bedroom home, AC and fully
furnished generator US$1
500. SOOUTH: one-bedroom
apartment $30 000. PLUS
others in Bel Air Gardens, Bel
Air Springs, etc. OFFICES
Downtown. Call 226-7128,
615-6124. ABSOLUTE RE-
ALTY for "Homes with Style."
EXECUTIVE rentals fully
furnished 1-bedroom, Nandy
Park $55 000, fully furnished
1-bedroom, Kitty US$450,
fully furnished 3-bedroom,
Kitty US$550, F/F
Vlissenqen Road, 2-bedroom -
US$700, F/F Camp St. 2-
unfurnished mansion in
Campbellville US$1 800,
unfurnished mansion in
Diamond US$1 200. Lots
more. Contact John 233-
2968, 613-6674, 646-6832.
1 SELF contained 1-
bedroom apartment at Plantation
Versailes, WBD $20 000
monthly. Tenants responsible for
light and water. Contact 618-
SUBRYANVILLE new 2-
bedroom upper flat, fully
furnished AC, tel, H/C, secured,
parking. Single person US$550,
couple US$700. Tel. 226-1457,
BEL Air Park -US$550,
Prashad Naqar US$1 000 AA
Eccles US$1 500 Nandy Park
- US$700, Regent St. (business)
- US$1 500, Sheriff St US$2
000, Lamaha Gdns US$1 500
& US$2500 Tel. 226-1192, 653-
FULLY equipped bar -'$200
000 monthly; Middle and top
building furnished one and two-
bedroom apartment furnished top
and bottom flats. Email:
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
parking. Air-condition optional.
Serious enquiries only. Contact
Tel. # 225-9941-2 or 623-1786.
NANDY.PARK 1 2-storey 3-
bedroom house in excellent
condition, fully furnished, one
master, AC, tel., parking OHT, etc.
Price JS$700. Kitty 1 3-
bedroom house fully furnished.
Price $100 000. Call Naresh
Persaud- 225-9882, 650-2724.
T H R E E S T 0 REY
commercial property in Central
Georgetown. Concrete building
can Be used as store, bond.
warehouse, or offices. Close to
all transportation routes. Ideal
location for any business, with
many options available.
Negotiable rent. NO AGENTS, NO
AGENCY FEES WILL BE PAID.
Please call 231-0850.
OGLE, DIAMOND SCHEME.
31 ACRES at Nismes on WBD
rice land for sale price ne7.
Phone No. 254-0397, 225-7670
LOT 200, Block 12 Non
Pariel house for sale. Tel. #
220-4771. 222-4762. cell 616-
PROPERTY located at
Public Rd., Herstelling. Cost -
$7M negotiable. Call 225-3680
1 3-BEDROOM property,
kitchen & hall at Industry. Crown
Dam. ECD. 222-2178. 642-8460.
TWO (2) houses on one lot
in II Bent St. Wortmanville -
G$12M. Call 220-0017, 610-
1 2-STOREY CONCRETE
PROPERTY, BEL AIR PARK -
$27M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
Broad St 200 x 55 ft
Rainforest Resort -
Robb St business with
living quarters 45 & 49
Strand New Amsterdam B/ce|
1 PRIME business property
situated in Good Hope. Must be
sold. Owner leaving. Contact
ONE two-storey concrete and
wooden building 60' x 35', lo-
cated at Ogle $28M, nego-
tiable. Call Jadoonauth at Tel.
Kitty, 'Ivill,- $10M
Bel Aiir IParik & Eccles AA
RI ,gent & Sheriff Street
Vergenoegen, EBE. Id .1 for
business. Contact Clei it on
CRAIG two-storey ewly
rebuilt with land size 35 x
144. Asking $7.9M. Cia: 225-
5591 or 69-5505.
ANNANDALE North two-
storey three- bedroom house
and land 50 x 100. As' g -
4.9M. Call 225-5591.
MIDDLETON St. C/viile. '
lot back house 4 bedrooms, two
storey wood, I., private
driveway. Phone 46792 071,
John Toronto Canada.
SEC. 'K' almost branc 'ew
two bedroom $25M. P .ne
Tony Reid's Realty 5: 26/
MAHAICONY Creek .;ree-
bedroom house an land
seventy feet by six acre Asking
- $4.9M. Call 225-535E
THE best rest ential
rro erties call Mr. Te.rence
edford Reid Rental form
US$1000. Phone 56858.
CRAIG Street 3 family need
repairs reduced from $13.5M to
$11M. Phone Tony Reid's
BUSINESS PROPERTY in
Strand and Trinity Streets IN
NEW AMSTERDAM, near Bank
of Nova Scotia. Tel. 226-8148,
LATCHMAN SINGH REALTY
158 Ri|)unpni St.,Bel AipPark
.I i I n
1 o 4-BEDROOM house at B
He I I;3- NUS
4,1SothRu nveldl Ga'dens
1 4-BEDROOM house at 1B
Sheriff St., Subryanville. Self-
contained master bedroom.
Guard hut and guard facility
attached. Tel. 2 5-1238, 666-
PRASHAD NAGAR two
storeyed executive building, no
repairs, vacant possession, price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
ONE three (3)-bedroom
house with one self-contained
bathroom and car port at 194
Hibiscus & Key Drive, Enterprise,
East Coast Demearra. Contact.
LE RESSOUVENIR (IN
GATED COMPOUND), Regent
Street, Sheriff Street,
Subryanville, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, Bel Air Village,
Bel Air Park, Republic Park,
Diamond Newtown Kitty -
$12.9M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
MIDDLETON Street -
between Garnett Street and
Duncan for business and
residence .120 x 70 land
reduced from $17M to $13M.
Phone 225-5198 231-2064,
225-2626 225-2709. Reid's
Realty. We work all weekend
and up to 8 pm.
LAND and 2 houses in qreat
condition Queenstown $'36M
neg. One Festival City property
in excellent condition $13M
neg. Phone Tony Reid's Realty
52709. We work 7 days and up
to8 pm. ---
ONE Bel Air Park property
in the round about need lots of
repair $19M neg. Phone Tony,
Reid's Realty 52626/5519/8
HUTSONVILLE 3 bedroom
11MM Herstelling $12.5M -
14.5M Main Road' Kitty $12M,
section 'C Campbellville
$23M, New Providence $25M
to $65M, Setion 'K' $25 M,
Sheriff Street $45M neq, Bel Air
Village $17M. 233-29-68, 613-
executive concrete building
with three self contained
bedroom, immediate vacant
possession. Telephone 642-
PRASHAD NAGAR $20M,
Kitty $15M, Ogle $18M,
Industry $12M, Queenstown
$12M, Montrose Public Road
18M. K.S. Raghubir agency
storeyed concrete front building
with land space, no repair,
vacant possession. Telephone -
"HAVE FAITH IN CHRIST TODAY"
SHERIFF ST $160M &
Petrol Service Center and
7 house lots $140M
Executive offices and
"A Trusted Name"'
227-1988, 270-4470, 623-6431
ONE (1) concrete two-storey
building located at Ogle Air Strip
Road recently built 3-bedroom
downstairs and 3- bedroom up-
stairs $20M negotiable. Call
Jadoonauth at Tel. 691-3260.
large, very attractive executive
house for sale, four bedrooms,
uyiet area, large garden.
Y$59M negotiable. No agents.
5 ACRES land with one large
ranch type concrete house. Ideal
for resort, hotel, etc. Situated at
Unity Street La Grange WBD.
Price $25M negotiable. Tel.
OLEANDER Gdns. -
massive 4-bedroom house (3
self-contained) $45M; double
lot, Subryanville 3- bedroom
and pool US$70 000- Bel Air
Park $30M, $25M & $35MK
Queenstown, double lot -
$70M. etc., etc. Sonja 225-
SECTION 'K' C/ville $30M,
Prashad Nagar $20M
Queenstown 23M, $65M, Bel
Air Park $21M, Lamaha Gdns. -
$25M & $30M, Robb St. $30M,
Brickdam $40M. Tel. 226-1192,
BUSINESS location at
Public Road Kitty $18M two
buildings from Vlissengen koad,
land for sale in Princes St.,
Lodge $5.7M land on
Vlissengen Road, kitty $2.2M.
Bel 218-1014, 618-7483.
PRASHAD NAGAR: four-
bedroom dream home with great
SUBRYANVILLE: 2 great houses
in one compound, with execu-
tive appeal a gift at $50M. VA-
CANT LOTS. Middle, Main and
Water Streets. Call 226-7128,
615-6124. ABSOLUTE REALTY.
The Home of Better Bargains._
ROBB STREET 2
SUBSTANTIAL PROPERTIES -
land 60' x 120' $40M. BEL
AIR VILLAGE 2 houses -
$30Mor front -$20M, and back
$10M, with driveway. OGLE
PROPERTY on 240' x 60' land -
$17M. ENMORE MASSIVE 2-
PROPERTY $16.5M. TEL. 226-
FOR sale or rent furnished
executive type two-storeyed, 4-
bedroom house ' acre of land.
Fully grilled and mosquito mesh,
self-contained and air-
conditioned, master bedroom.
Ideal for church, hotel or school
use. Call 624-8894, 225-0808/
BLANKENBURG, WCD 1
2-storey 3-bedroom house in
good condition, land size 150
x 50. Next to Hindu Temple.
Price $14M neg. Market St.
Better Hope 1 2-storey 2-
bedroom. Price $5M. Call
Naresh Persaud 225-9882, 650-
LATCHMAN Singh Realty,
158 Rupununi St. Be] Air Park.
225-8097, 686-9505. Email:
Exclusive properties two-fam-
ily house in Subryanville,
Greater G/t., good as new -
$35M neg. Newfown, Kitty $9
million, uueenstown $28M
neg., South Ruimveldt Gardens,
KITTY $8.5M & $12.5M,
South Park $10.5M & $15.5M,
Queenstown $75M and $23M,
Republic Park $35M, Charlotte
Street $17.5M neg. and others
from $8.5M upwards. Contact
Roberts Realty 227-7627 -
Office, 227-3768 home, 644-
LIME St 100 x 55 ft, Broad
St 200 x 55 ft, Enmore Main
Road 4.7 acres, gated community
2 acres, Anira St 125 x 65ft
Rainforest resort Essequibo River,
Bonasika St., Campbellville,
Quik Serve, Night Club &Hangout
bar with living quarters, Robb St.
business with living quarters,
45949 Strand New Amsterdam
Berbice. Call 226-1742, 623-
SECTION 'K', C/ville -
30M, $28M, Sth. R/veldt -
$17M. Mainstay Essequibo -
8.5M, Croal Street $5.6M,
Diamond H/S $8.5M, Atlantic
Ville $8.0M Republic Park -
$24M, $18M, New Market St. -
$57M, Diamond, mansion -
$60M Versailles gated mansion
m $55M, business/residence -
$35M, business, hu e US$2M,
Resort- US$1.OM, 8otel/fun park
WIDE variety industrial
spares. 225-5782, 6009-2302.
CHICKENS, any quantity for
sale. 185 per lb. Call 643-8400
PIT bull pups. One male,
one female, 7 mths old. Call
HOUSEHOLD articles -
bedroom set, dinette set, sitting
room chairs. Telephone 218-
ONE used Venture American
made pools table, good
condition. Contact Krishna -
223-2445 or Godfrey 227-0863.
BRAND new cell phone -
LGKE 970, Titanium shine. Pink
and gold available soon. Place
PARTS and accessories from
the USA for all vehicles. Call
EARTH for sale. Delivery to
spot also Bob Cat rental. Call
PURE bred German
Shepherd pups 6 wks. old. Call
223-3444 or 644-2933.
GOOD quality used carpets
for sale. Sold by sq yd. Tel. 231-
1 DIESEL fuel injection
pump calibrating machine. Call
or information 669-7529.
TRAINING DVDs Microsoft
Vista, Office 2007, Corel Drawl3,
Adobe C53. 627-8832.
1 Dealt drill kit 9.6V
with 2 rechargeable
batteries $22 000.
1 Singer sewing machine
(manual) $10 000.
1 Radio with cassette
recorder $4 000.
1 Apple IPOD (over 800
songs) $15 000.
Puma Sneakers (size 8),
new $13 000.
Nike Sneakers (size 8),
1 Samsung X520
Camera Phone (new)
1 Blackberry 6230 phone
(new) $15 000.
1 Motorolla CE0168
Camera Phone $13,000
ROTTWEILER & Doberman
pups 7 weeks old, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 222-5013.
DELL Optifledx 240 Ph
1.7Ghz excellent condition -
1 DELL computer, 1 inverter
charger (Nippon). Contact 218-
450T, 681-1971 (Bobby\.
QUICKBOOK 2007 training
DVD. All you need to know about
Quickbook 2007 627-8832.
AMERICAN pure breed
Pitbull puppies, 8 weeks old, de-
wormed and vaccinated. Contact
ONE FOOD CART. TEL.
1 3-MTH old male
Pitbull pup excellent, for
breeding and security. Price
$35 000. Call 269-0362, 660-
Breed pit bulls (Pure
bred) Healthy pups. Price $35
000. Jermaine #231-0454
Home, # 653-4993 cell.
1 27" FLAT Screen TV, 1
circle suite, 1 large Magic Chef
stove (almost new), 1 gents
Dedlord 5 Ion dump truck wnh
Suilable for secure Ilnsporiof goods
Call 266-2111 or 609-4594
GOING CHEAP garbage
bag 27" x 30", electric motors.
Serious enquiries only. Contact
1 DOUBLE head
compressor, 1 wheel
balancing machine $25 000
each. Call 680-7910.____
PURE breed pit bull pups
3 mths old dewormed and
vaccinated. Contact Richard -
1 CANTER open back GJJ
1215, 1 4-head L/edge and
G-Tong planer, 1 tabFe saw.
Call 609-9437, 681-9795.
ONE double head com-
pressor (large) 40-gl. tank, 1
% Hp2 motto $160 000 neg.
Tel. 222 4786, 619-4550.
POOL table new $180
000, Peavy big lip horns in fur
box with Eminence 100 watt
driver $50 000/pair 220-
BRAND new Lister
engines, one and two
cylinders, 5 years guarantee.
Contact A&A Mohamed
Enterprise. Tel. 227-7071.
ONE portable Hobart
run, 110 220 volt, 4 500 watt.
Price $395 000. Tel. 234-
MORUCA, North West -
Organic cassareep and cassava
bread. Contact Mona or Elsina
226-0744, 223-9296, 643-
NUMARK CDN 88, new -
$100 000, Stanton mixer Rm
80 $25 000, Pyle driver, 1
000 watts bullet tweeters $20
HURRY to status invest-
ments for the best offer in Sky
Dish and all other dish. Tel.
227-1151, 231-6093. Ask for
HOT crushed pepper for
sale in large quantity one
15Hp Evenrude out board
engine needs minor foot
repair. Please contact Naresh
MIXED breed pups six
weeks vaccinated and
dewormed $8 000. Call 225-
0301, 643-4235 before 09:00
hrs and after 16:00 hrs.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors belts, valves, knobs
etc. Technician available. Call
ONE industrial large
stabliser for factory or work
shop weight 1 ton $200 000
1 25 KVA transformer $7
000, 1 Hammer mill 110v on
stand $75 000, 1 Caterpillar
and 1 Hymac starter $25 000
each, 1 Sears water pump
stainless steel pump $2 000,
1 new industrial water pump
on metal frame 2 'A inches
bore 50/60Hz 240, 380,
460v could use for wash bay,
water chiller, well $115 000,
1 tarizzo tile cleaner 110v -
$30 000, 15 5 gallon bucket
carpet adhesive paste $8
000 per bucket, 1 large
Nippon American industrial
stand from 110v $40 000, 10
new fridge and freezer
compressor 240v $20 000
each, 1 case heat fuel, for
food warmer $20 000 1
pressure washer 2000 PSI
complete on wheels gasoline
$55 000, 2 new electric
motors industrial 50/60 Hz
240 380, 460v, 5Hp $60 000,
7.5Hp $75 00 1 new
industrial water pump on
metal frame 240 380, 460v
50/60Hz, 5Hp motor $105
000. Owner migrating 614-
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE NOVEMBER 04, 2007 21
t Whirlpool), 110 volts. Price -
68 000. Tel. 227-0060._
NEW Barber chairs also to
let barber station and saloon
station. Call 227-3674, 622-
1 4-WHEEL ATV almost
new 90cc and 1 Kawasaki 1
100 cc Jet Ski. Price to sell !!
Tel. 225-3808, 225-2873, 226-
P NOW IN STOCK
$5, .700 per case
140 Regent Rd,
Software Genius Computers
Editing, Educational, games,
etc. 231-7650, 626-89t1.
German Shepherd mixed
puppies, eight weeks old,
vaccinated and dewormed.
42-FT. COMPLETE Banga
boat, inclusive of 350 lbs seine
Price $850.000 neq. Contact
Raulston on 611-9902 or 646-
800 watts speakers boxes with
four twelve ins speakers horn
tweeters. etc. 216-0671. 622-
lumber 2x4. 2x6. 1x6. 1x8.
also Green heart. Locust.
Silverballi. Contact Christina
Tel. No 266-5414/5464
W.A I.C.O. Land of Canaaii.
located at 89 Courbane Park,
ECD $5.5M., 1 Ford flat bed
tow truck. GGG 3070 $1. 5M
Contact 270-4837. 629-8226.
1 Yamaha 1200 wave running
3-seater jet sky $3M. Contact
DIARY cattle for sale. Best
Ua lity in Guyana all
UYSUCO legendary stock.
Dairy cows, serving bulls.
heifers. young bulls Call
Haroon Bacchus 264-2248.
264-1141 or Horatius Odysseus
3 RECONDITIONED lathes
machines $1 500 000 neg.
Diamond water proof sand
paper, 1 four-door fridge and 1
stainless steel freezer. 613-
ONE music system, 15
pieces, for sale. Owner leaving
country. Price neg. Tel. 220-
7661, cell 627-1995.
DELL Computer, 17" LCD
Flat Screen. MD Seoron
processor., 3400T 180Ghz.
446Mb (RAM) 32 bit OS
Windows Vesta 138 Gb Hd, less
than 3 mths old. Call 220-7047.
NOW available at Rams
Auto Spare Fourth & Light Sts..
Alberttown 227-1454 226-
6325 or 624-1909. Perkins parts
for model 4:108-41543152
4212-4236 4248-6354 63544
1 TYLER MEAT DISPLAY
FREEZER 12 FT LENGTH X 3
FT WIDE. SUITABLE FOR
SUPERMARKET. PRICE $800
000 NEGOTIABLE. CONTACT
JUST arrw.ed from the UK
are Perkins Industrial 4-cylinder
4236 and 6-cylinder 6354 Turbo
and Non-Turbo engines,
Perkins engine block, crankshaft
and cylinder head Hiab Crane
to work on boat, generator and
welding plant, chain hoist,
Model M Turbo DEF and gear
box, Model M engine and gear
box. Heavy-duty woodworking
machine planers, bapd saw, rip
Saws, wood lathes, wood
shapers, drilling machine,
.rolling machine, air
compressors and hack saw. Also
in stock Caterpillar skid steer,
JCB backhoe, excavator
bulldozer Ford County tractor 5
000 6 600 and 1 500 1 400 x
20 tyres, etc. Contact 220-2034
1 COMPLETE internet
system all accessories, extra lots
oT manual and programmes,
must see $200 000, 1 Xerox
5028, 1 Canon NP 6221 photo
copy machine needs servicing
manual $150 000, each on
original stands, 3 boxes new
computer paper (Oxford) 9.5 x
11 $4 000 box, Canadian
heavy duty paper shredder 110vI
- $20 000, 3 new volley ball.
nets, heavy duty $30 000, 2'
goal scales English made with
weights $15 000 each, 2
diamond scale with weights,
GEM made $25 000 each
owner leaving 614-9432.
SONY 60" Wega Flat Screen TV
Almost new 5525,000 neg
MITSUBISHI 64" TV
Need servicing 5150,000
SONY XBR 32" working TV
SHARP 27" working S70,000
GE 25" working $60,000
BARBIE Doll House $40,000
AQUARIUM 60 gallon with
all accessories Price $100,00(
YAMAHA YZF 750 SP. 231-
2 AT 170 Carina/Corona
Tel 220-6935, 660-7989
1 AT 170 CARINA. PRICE
- $690 000 NEG. 652-1120.
1 TOYOTA Pick up. in good
condition. For details call 218-
TWO Nissan Pathfinders,
fully loaded. Call 220-7021,
2005 FORD MONDEO(
Fully po'ieid- Price S3.6M Aeg
BMW 325i Convertible
Low mleage. fully skirted kit
(spoilers) very nice $1.4 M
190E customized Mercedes,
fluliy skrt -. customized
interior Ar absolute show car
Need sole engine,, work
FORD TWO TRUCK
1 TOYOTA EP 82 Starlet (2-
door) automatic; fully powered.
AC ...i rims. hardly used. Price
Contact Rocky # 621-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mags crash bar $2.1M (4 x 4)
Contact Rocky- 225-1100, 621-
1 AT 212 CARINA -
automatic, F/powered, AC, alarm,
chrome mag rims2 remote start &
CD. Price $1 725 000. Contact
Rocky @ 225-1400, 621-5900.
1 EP 71 Toyota Starlet
(Turbo), 2 doors manual, F/
powered, AC, 'alarm, CD player,
spoiler. Price $750 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
TOYOTA 4-Runner (4-wheel
drive) enclosed (5-door)
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, CD player, crash bar,
sun roof, alarm, side bars (V6
engine). Price $2.4M. Contact
Rocky- #225-1400 or 621-5902
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
with alarm PKK Series. Call 643-
1 TOYOTA RAV-4 PJJ
Series, CD player, AC, automatic,
pearl white & in excellent
condition. Tel.' 693-4377.
ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona,
good condition, brand new tyres
- $800 000 negotiable. 651-
BRAND INEW Dark
Yes, only 10 miles, Rated
best buy in the world under
Cruisers, Wide seat, etc
Asking only $400,000.00
1 NISSAN Single can -
$625 000, 1 Toyota double can
- $1.7M. Call 225-9700 623-
1 RZ MINIBUS automatic,
4WD, diesel, BKK Series, fully
powered. Price $2M neg. TeL
1 AE 100 Ceres F/powered
with spoiler and CD music. Price
M neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-
1 SV 30 Camry F/powered
vmth CD music and mags Price-
S1M neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-
1 RZ Long Base minibus.
mags. music, crystal lights. etc
Like new, hardly used. Contact
LOOKING for a vehicle. Call
Rafel G43-8400 for the best in
used and reconditioned vehicles -
1 AE 91 SPRINTER. PGG
Series 1 Acura Ledger (1997
year), right hand drive, Tel
NISSAN EXTRA CAB PICKUP
GKK 8568 Pice S1.5M neq
FORD F-150 PICKUP
GKI( 8569 -- Price S2.2M
LINCOLN TOWN CAR
Fully powered, leather
DVD play-i S2.5M
Automatic, GirJnd Extir.
Motorcycle $1 50,000
BOB CAT 143 series-Price neg
FORK LIFT- Clarke, Hoister
3000 b lifting capocity- Price neg
1 TOYOTA AA60 Carina
(back wheel drive), manual,
fully powered, tape, mag rims
Price $500 000. Contact
Rocky 621-5902 or 225-
TOYOTA Camry Model SV
32 1998cc fully loaded. Owner
driven car, in excellent condi-
tion S2 OM negotiable. Call
1 BLACK Ford F150 Pick-up
- fully powered with mags crash
bar,'bubble tray, new model.
Price $3.5M neg. Tel. 266-
2 RX MINIBUSES ONE
SHORT BASE $857 000, one
Long Base $1.050 000. Both
ne Phone 268-3953, 612-
1 "StUZUKI. Kataana,
600,1998 Red & Black motor
cycle, CF se ries just registered
with insurance A fitness. Price
to go. Contact 622-4275 or 226-
MERCEDES Benz 2960 Hp,
CD player, 6-disc changer -
$3.2M, itsubishi Pajero PFF
Series, mags, CD player- $3.9M
Call- 623-4790, 660-9190 -
1 HILUX Surf, PKK series,
fully loaded. Price neg. Contact
ONE enclosed Mitsubishi
Canter 3-ton, GKK series. Tel.
1 RZ minibus, BGG 3514.
Price $1.IM neg. Tel. 220-
3185, 660-0486. .
ONE AT 212, fully powered
in excellent condition, CD player
mags. Tel. No. 265-3566
RZ minibus, Short/Long
Base, IKZ, 2RZ, IRZ, new and
used. 74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-
TOYOTA T100 4 x 4 AC,
fully powered, mint condition -
$2.150M neg. 225-8527, 643-
1 MITSUBISHI Lancer,
PJJ series, fully loaded, 17" rims.
Owner leaving. Call 658-0005,
ONE (1) Toyota Carina.
Wagon with a carrier on top, back
wheel drive. Price $475 000,
Tel. No. 222-3063.
1 TOYOTA DOUBLE
CAB PICK UP
4 door, music, roller bar
Side step bar, mag rims, air
condition, Bed liner
Only $1.7 million neg
225-9700 or 623-9972
TOYOTA Carina AT 212,
new from Japan. fully powered.
wood grain finish. AC. etc 74
Sheriff St 226-9109
ONE Bedford Model M' GJJ
Series, in excellent condition
Ownei i-,-. r- country 225-
53i0. i .
ONE Toyota 4 Runner Hilux
Surf One AT 192 Carina.
Excellent condition Price neg
Owner leaving country Call
ONE Mitsubishi Pajero
3000cc. V6, good condition.
Owner migrating Price
negotiable. Tl 227-1042 or
1 TOYOTA SV 40 Camry -
automatic, fully powered, AC,
17 chrome mag rims. DVD, Mp3,
CD players, alarm. Price $2.6M.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 Lite Ace small bus,
for family uses
MASSEY Ferguson tractors
from England Just arrived.
Models 1"85 & 188. Call 218-
TUNDRA PJJ Series, fully
poWered, automatic, excellent
codi tion $3M neg. 227-0613,
'1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (4- cylinder), automatic,
a/c (4 x 4), GJJ Series. Price-
.$2.4M. Contact Rocky 621-
5902 or 225-1400. ___
TEP 82 TOYOTA Starlet (4-''
door), PHH Series, manual, fully
powered, AC, mags. Price $950
000. Contact Rocky #225-
1 2-TON Nissan Canter
enclosed. Contact 626-9254.
1996 TOYOTA Starlet -
automatic, PHH Series.
Telephone 218-4142, 616-
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
White, PGG Series mags, AC -
$920 000. Call 627-3438'.
M A 'a F
2 AT 170 CARINA& CORONA,
AIR, CONDITIONED ETC,
COROLLA AE 92 LEVIN -
stick gear music rims, excellent
condition. Call n22-3135, 664-
1 AA 60 TOYOTA Carina. in
excellent working condition.
Contact Mohan @692-4644,
ONE Toyota RZ.minibus,
working condition $1 150 000
ne Down pay $700 000. Tel.
220-410*3, Cell 655-7282.
1 TOYOTA Sprinter Ceres,
in excellent condition PHH 904.
Price- $900 000. Cell 690-5882,
661-2848 Brumell or Desery.
1 TOYOTA Sprinter Ceres.
in excellent condition, PHH 904.
Price $900 000. Cell 690-5882,
661-2848 Brumell or Desery.
I TOYOTA Mark 11 GX 90,
rims/ tyres. 1 Suzuki side kick 95
model 4 x 4. Mags. crash bar.
running boards. 227-3571.
2 3Y MINIBUSES.
Pathfinder. CRV. Ceres. Ford F
150, Honda Accord All have
licence, fitness and insurance.
Contact 220-5124. 652-3687.
2000 MODEL Toyota
Tacoma. excellent condition.
Mag wheels, Toyota Previa
minivan lovely family vehicle.
Tel. 225-2873, 226-9029, 225-
At 212- 192 Carjna, AE 110
Corolla. AE 100 Sprinter, EP 92
Starlet Glanzer), 2 Toyota
Ceres. Tel # 227-2834, 621-
ONE RZ minibus Short
Base, BHH Series. Price $1.2
rrnllion negotiable. Contact
number 226-3146, 680-3013 or
ONE LN 170 Toyota Hilux
Double Cab pick up automatic
diesel. One AT 192 Carina, PHH
Series, One Toyota Dyna canter,
Short Base. enclosed. Contact
ONE LN 170 Toyota Hilux
Double Cab pick up automatic
diesel. One AT 192 Carina, PHH
Series, One Toyota Dyna canter,
Short Base, enclosed. Contact
MITSUBISHI Lancer good
condition, CD player rims, full
flair kit, PKK Series $1.7M neg.
Call 628-3080, 668-0210.
1 TOYOTA Chaser car back
wheel drive manual, one owner,
never in hire, excellent
condition. Must see. Call 680-
1 AT 192 CARINA fully
powered CD player, PJJ series,
1 AE 91 Sprinter fully powered.
mags, spoiler, PGG series,
bought cars in excellent
condition. Tel. # 641-1127 .
NISSAN Sunny FB 12 -
PGG Series, CD player. Price
$525 000 neg. Very good
condition, never work hire. Raj -
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
new from Japan, long tray,
diesel, 6-speed gear box, 16
tyres, AC, power windows. 74
Sheriff St., C/ville. 226-9109. ,
AUTO Sales. For expert,
anrd professional Auto 'Sales
Services that will result in quick
saje of your motor vehicle. Call
us now USSA 220-0437, '
622-2772, 680-5394. .
ONE Toyota Tacohia .2065',
,Model GKK Series, automatic
and fully loaded. Well equipped
for off road usage with snorkel
winch, toe hitch, ARB bar, etc.
Price negotiable. Tel. 697-9206.
AT 170 CORONA, PJJ
SERIES. TEL. 626-5856.
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (4 X 4), 2-
door automatic, F/powered, AC,
mags. Price $1 .8M. Contact 225-
1 MARINO fully powered,
fully played, 17" mags, CD
player, music, AC spoiler.
Contact Navin 220-9818,
1 RZ Long Base minibus,
excellent customized mags,.
music, crystal light,'etc. Owner
leaving country. Call 629-2535.
AT 192 CARINA.music, AC,
(PKK 8272), excellent condition
$1.3M cash. Tel. 655-7839,
662-1156 or 259-3237.
ONE AE 81 Sprinter. Lately
sprayed with sports seats. Stick
gear 5-speed) automatic
available. No mechanical repairs
needed $550-000. Tel. 218-
HONDA Capa late PKK
series, Mitsubishi Paiero Jr, late
PKK series, Toyota AT 192, PJJ
Series. All excellent working
conditions. Contact Horizoni
Auto Sales on 619-2175, 660-
1 WHITE Toyota Tundra
2003 model flair side, 22" mag
rims, hydraulic tray cover, fully
loaded. 2003 model Tundra.
Red, flair side, 22" mag rims,
fully loaded. Tel. No. 227-2027
TOYOTA Tacoma ExtrJi
cab. 4x4 manual $1 8IvI.
Mitsubishi RVR (Turbo) $1.6M,
Nissan Serenae mini van 8 seats
(Diesel Turbo) $1.7M, all
vehicles are in excellent
condition. Tel. 225-7332, 227-
1 TOYOTA Hilux Extra C1:'
Pick up (4 x 4), ',automatic Iuiiy
power, AC, mag rifns, CD pia),er
(diesel engine) 2L. Turbo. Price-
$2.8M. Contact Rocky # 225-"
1400_ or 621-5902 ... ..
AT 192, AT 170
8V 30, SV 40
AEOO, G-TOURING WAGON
RZ BUSES, TOYOTA STARLET
4 TOYOTA TUNDRAS
3 TACOMA, 2:- 4X4 PICK UP
3 CANTERS, ETC
233-2336 or 809-0OO0
1 2002 318 IM Series
BMW. Price neg. 1 NZE Corolla.
Price neg. 1 Cedia Lancer (on
the wharf). Price neg. 1 Hondi
Capa (mini van). Price neg. .1
mini Pajero. Price neg. 1 AE 100.
Corolla, PJJ Series. Price neg
Contact us at Royal Auto Sales
212 Lance Gibbs and New
Garden Streets, Queenstown,,
numbers 227-2664, 663-4989
ONE 2006 Dodge Caliber
SXT SUV only 9 000 miles $9
million (neg.). one Convertible
Mercedes Benz SIK 230 $9
million (neg Sports, One 5351
BMW $2 million Sedan,.
coming soon two Toyota
Tacomas, manual and
automatic, Year 2005. Call
Patrick on 643-5249 or 265-
NOW IN STOCK. To ,:a.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 10
EE 103, Honda Civic E-',3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -.
LN 172, LN 170. RZN 174. Toyota
Hilux Doujblpe r'.b YI 1 LN
107. LN '. 4i J I :1 .7
RZN 169 1T., ,,:,:, H,, ,,aI!
Cab LI ,:,I T,:,,,:,13 HFI.J
Surf R: .1 I_. 1] I KZ1
185, To : r :.ar.- ,-T 192
AT 212 To rla 1 1 ,i,.:, Z.E
100, -o ,, .. .-. a ,Z'. 5.0,
Honda CF P1 T,,-ri,.: RAR
S4, ZCA -6 /-CA 21 -:,, ,-
Toyota fl.a, IPS i[Il -_ 1,1 T5 -
Toyota IVM-rl, 2 Gi 100 La '
;.CK 2A. Tcyota Corona P
AT 216, irTd oa olHa.,.
KZH11C 1.ms5,l h, ..,h
Lancer SC2k, Toyula C.:r[li
,'Tourinc Waaon CE...
Contact Rose Raindeho.1i
Sales, 226 'oulh.
Bourda Geor eltovrf p,
3185, Fa,. 227.-: 1 P
giveyou ine c, 'i : 3~.e
you deserve the best. ,
11/3/2007, 9:12 PM
SUNDAY C HRONICLE NOVEMBER 04, 2007
3 AT 192 CARINA
Ilmusic set, etc.
AE 100 Sprinter, Corolla -
1.1 M, Ceres- $1.3M, chrome
rims, AT 192, Camry SV 30-40
($2M). GXI0-Toyota Mark It,
T 170 Corona $850 000,
Toyota $2.3M, Tundra -
$3.2M, Toyota Land Cruiser
Year 2002 gear box $10M.
Prada $10.5M, Ford 250
diesel with 2 engines $700
000, Honda CRV $3.:2M, Ford
F150 Chrome rime, etc. -
$3.2M, Toyota Single Cab pick
up, GKK, V6 $1 950 000,
Nissan, Titan never crash
Suzuki Vitara $1.1M 218-
1014, 618-7483 Shawn.
ONE KT 147 Toyota
Wagon private use stick gear -
$375 000, one English for.
Morris Marina 1400cc never
registered automatic 5 seater
- $700 000 registered, one
Vanette small minibus needs
some body work driving
condition $350 000, one
Canter Nissan diesel 6
cylinder, 3 ton, open.back
sturdy steel tray life lasting,
double back wheel GDD series
- $1.1M, one Toyota Hilux pick
up back enclosed, power
steering EFI, 2x4, new engine
and suspension, finger tips
need some body work driving
condition GGG series $475
000, one Toyota land Cruiser,
4500cc, PJJ series, fully
powered leather interior, new
mag and tyres, straight 6 EFI
engine $6.6M, one Mazda
4x4 long tray excellent
condition, new engine and
suspension must see $1.3M.
Owner migrating 614-9432.'
ONE live-in Domestic. Tel.
ONE compound attendant
needed. Contact National Fre-
quency:Management Unit on
Telephone 227-0060. (Krishna).
DRIVERS at Sherry's Taxi.
Call 693-7078 or 626-7078.
DRIVER/Sales man truck
licence and advantage, Call
WAITRESS to work at Naka
PoOols Bar @ Betterhope, ECD.
SEWING MACHINE OPERA-
TORS for Garment Factory and
Porters. D Lama Avenue, Bel Air
Park 225-4492, 225-9404.
DRIED Corilla Bush wanted,
large quantity). Contact # 226-
HANDYMAN to take care of
dogs and yard. Call 227-2027.
1 CLEANER to work at hotel.
Call 226-2543, 686-1031.
with sales experience
$6 000 weekly
to sell music, movie.
LIVE-IN DOMESTIC or Live out
salary S5,000 weekly
All applicant must apply in
person & must have
experience no phone calls
Store & Nut Centre
68 Robb Street, Locytown, Georgetown
HOUSE keeping staff for
hotel, cooking skill would be a
definite asset. Tel. 225-0808 or
ONE Cook to make puri egg
ball, fish cake, one female to
work in shop. Contact Lee's
Snackette. Tel. 231-1272
BUYING old batteries. 93
Sussex & Adelaide Sts.,
Georg etown. Call 231-0215,
225-9812, 609-2449, 649-2172.
1 DRIVER FOR A CAR AT
LOT 13 DELPH ST., C/VILLE.
WANTED ONE GENERAL
LIVE-IN DOMESTIC. CALL 651-
ATTRACTIVE Waitress and
experienced Cook, to work at
bar. Call 643-3932, 668-9886.
JOINERS salary according
to skills. Contact Rabvgh,
Uitvlugt Side Line Dam, WCD.
AT 170 AE 91, AE 100 and
AT .192 vehicles need to buy.
Cash buyers. Call Atlantic Realty
Auto Sales 226-9731 or 621--
ONE honest taxi Driver.
Phone 227-8858, 231-2789 or
RENT OR SELL
1 DOMESTIC age between
20 3- yrs. Call Tel. # 226-2710
for further information.
and contract cars. Contact Unity
Cabs. Tel. 225-4111-2.
upholsterers, spray painters and
rame builders. Contact Modern
Furniture, 24 Hill & James Sts,,
Albouystown. Tel, # 225-6810U
(35:53) will come up against
the likes of Craig Atkinson,
Gregory Lopes and Stephen
Vieira among others.
Vieira will be aboard a
2003 Yamaha R6 machine,
sponsored by CellSmart,
and he has promised to be
at his very best, but has not
made any predictions. '
Vieira's uncle, Mark, is
optimistic that he can reclaim
his crown with his Mazda
RX7, having dominated a
meet in Barbados a few
months ago, with the very
The Rahamans for their
part will be seeking to make a
clean sweep of the Group 2B
and Group 2A events; but Ryan
can expect keen competition
from Trinidadian Tanko
Baboolall as well as Christian
Bourne, Rupie Shewjattan,
Kamal Seebarran and Kamal
The elder Rahaman
(Jad) on the other hand
will be hard-pressed by his
compatriot Chet Singh as
well as Barbadian Shawn
Boxhill and Kenrick Hus-
bands in the Group 2A
Let the races begin!
From back page
enge at first, due to the size
2- SALESGIRLS TO WORK
AT PAYLESS STORE ON
REGENT ST. TEL. 223-7864.
CONTRACT cars, Drivers
and Dispatchers needed at
Classic Cabs. Contact 226-7268
1 FULL-TIME Gardener to
work at South R/veldt Gardens.
Call 629-1559, 225-7245, 623-
EXPERIENCED truck Driver
to drive in the Interior. Interested
person please contact Mrs
Charles on Tel. 643-1150
ONE General Domestic.
Apply at 279B Thomas St.,
South C/burg, house behind
Cyril's Garage or call 641-6583.
Live in or out.
1 General live-in Domestic,
preferably from country area, 25
35yrs. old. Apply 12 Fort St.,
Kingston. Tel. 226-1377/658-
ONE experienced Store
Supervisor. Apply Regent
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The two rivals will play a
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begins in Guwahati on Novem-
ber 5, before contesting three
Pakistan welcome back
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match ban while opener
Virender Sehwag returns for
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like to see an alternating biennial
series between the two coun-
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Pakistan series every two years
like the Ashes," said the 29-year-
old, who took two wickets in
Pakistan's comfortable seven-
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against Delhi on Friday.
"The game is very popular
in the two nations and people
like to see us fight on the field."
The series will be Geoff
Lawson's first as Pakistan
coach and the Australian is
acutely aware of the magni-
tude of the occasion.
"Having toured India on a
number of occasions I know
people follow an India-Pakistan
match with extreme passion and at
times it is a bit more than the sport,
bigger than the Ashes," he said.
"The team that handles the
pressure and tensions better will
Both teams will be keen to
avenge recent home series de-
feats; India lost 4-2 to Austra-
lia while Pakistan were defeated
3-2 by South Africa.
India's selectors caused a
stir when they dropped Rahul
Dravid from the 15-man
* squad, along with opener
Dinesh Karthik, opting to re-
call Gautam Gambhir and
Uncapped pace bowler
Praveen Kumar was the only
new face in the 15-man squad,
which will be led by Mahendra
Pakistan will be without in-
fluential paceman Mohammad
Asif, who missed the majority
of the South Africa series with
a chronic elbow problem.
Asif's absence will place the
onus on Shoaib Akhtar, who has
served out a 13-match suspension
imposed for hitting his injured
team-mate with a bat in Septem-
The 32-year-old will spear-
head Pakistan's potent pace at-
tack, ably assisted by Umar Gul,
Sohail. Tanvir and Rao Iftikhar
Anjum, who ended the South
Africa series as joint-highest
wicket-taker with 14. (BB.C
Pakistan's Butt upbeat
after show of early form
By N. Ananthanarayanan
NEW DELHI, India (Reuters)
- Pakistan batsman Salman
Butt is confident his team can
overcome their problem with
opening batsmen and shine
on the Indian tour starting
Butt himself has come into
reckoning after scoring 83 off 84
balls in a one-day warm-up win
over Delhi on Friday, having
been omitted from the playing
XI in the home one-day series
defeat by South Africa last
Pakistan begin with a five-
match one-day series in
Guwahati and then are due to
play three Tests.
"To have the innings in
the back of your mind
helps," 23-year-old Butt told
"It is a good thing to re-
member with a big series com-
ing up but one has to play well
on the given day."
The talented Lahore bats-
man has scored all his three one-
day hundreds against India, as
opener, although he has
struggled for a regular spot in
eleven due to a lack of consis-
Butt was confident of a
turnaround this time.
Pakistan are without retired
Inzamam-ul Haq and will play
the tough series under inexperi-
enced skipper Shoaib Malik.
"Inzamam has been a leg-
end and we do miss him, but
life goes on," Butt said. "It
makes room for new people to
come and do well for them-
"The India series is a big
opportunity wherever it is
played, and new stars are al-
Having given up vice-cap-
taincy after being made Malik's
deputy in June, Butt! said he
was happy to focus on batting.
He said both teams were
evenly matched and that there
would be no let-up in the inten-
sity of their clash, despite the
teams having toured across the
border every year since 2004.
. "We lost to South Africa
and India to Australia, so both
are in the same frame of mind,"
"This is my third series be-
tween India and Pakistan and
I've never done so many ses-
sions with the media."
He added: "it gives fre-
quent chances for players to
become heroes, make a name
Pae 7 & 22 pb5
Battle lines drawn for today's...
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Younis backs Ashes-style series
of' the South Dakota circuit.
Since his arrival in Guyana.
Graham, who is here along with
team mate Rahul Dua, has not
made any comments regarding
the possibility of' retaining his
title as Big Bike Champion, but"
has cautioned that he will be
The meet, which has at-
Iracted competitors from Ja-
maica, Trinidad and Tobago,
Suriname, Barbados. Canada, St
Vincent and the Grenadines and
the United States, is expected to
bhe one of the biggest ever locally.
Graham who holds the
South Dakota lap record
SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 4, 2007 2;
Relaxed Bryant leads Lakers to
to end season
on a high
By Simon Baskett
MADRID, Spain (Reuters) World number one Justine
Henin will face a combination of ambitious newcomers and
former winners when she defends her WTA Champion-
ships title in Madrid this week.
The 25-year-old Belgian has been in superlative form this
season claiming a career-high nine tour trophies, including the
grand slam titles at the US Open and Roland Garros.
She heads into the $3 million tournament in Madrid
on a 20-match winning streak and although she is aiming
to end the season on a high she is not under the same
pressure as last year when she was competing for the year-
end number one spot.
"I would prefer 10 titles to nine this year for sure, but it's
probably for me the most difficult tournament of the year,"
Henin told Reuters last week.
"It's the best eight players so it's going to be a tough one. I
know I'm going to be number one now so it's just going to be a
challenge to win the Championships one more time."
Amongst the Belgian's opponents is a rejuvenated
Serena Williams who will be competing at the event for
back into the elite.
meted to 140 in the
rankings last year
but an eighth grand
slam title at the Aus-
o tralian Open kick-
w started a comeback
hs ad that has seen her
move up to number
the year I honestly
S never thought I
..7rwould be in the po-
.n position I am now with
der my belt and get-
ting closer to playing
some great tennis,"
said Williams who
JUSTINE HENIN won the title back in
Another former winner, Maria Sharapova, made the cut al-
ter Serena's sister Venus was forced to withdraw on medical
advice after the dizzy spells she suffered at the US Open.
But the 20-year-old Russian, who took the title in 2004,
has had a difficult season with a niggling injury to her right
shoulder hampering her schedule and is short of match prac-
The former winners face fierce competition from world
number two Svetlana Kuznetsova who has reached the end-
of-season showpiece for the third time in her career.
The Russian, who lives in Spain, is certain to enjoy
plenty of support from the home crowd and is the only
player to have beaten Henin more than once while the_ Bel-
gian has held the number one spot.
Slovak Daniela Hantuchova returns to the Champion-
ships after a five-year absence, securing her place after
victory in Linz and will be keen to improve on her first
round defeat in 2002.
Making her first appearance is Serb Jelena Jankovic who
has broken into the top-10 with an incredible 72 victories and
four titles this season.
Fellow Serb Ana Ivanovic is another first-timer after an im-
pressive breakthrough year that has included three titles and
brilliant runs to the final of the French Open and the semi-fi-
nals of Wimbledon.
The 20-year-old Russian Anna Chakvetadze is another of
the season's finds, winning four singles titles and over 50
matches as she powered up to number seven in the world
The championships begin on Tuesday with the eight
players split into two pools of four for the round-robin
stage. The top two in each group will meet in Saturday's
stunning win over Suns
PHOENIX, (Reuters) Kobe
Bryant had 16 points and 11
rebounds as the Los Angeles
Lakers stunned the Phoenix
Suns 119-98 on Friday.
Vladimir Radmanovic added
19 points as the often-criticised
Lakers shot 56.5 per cent from
the floor in routing the defend-
ing Pacific Division champions.
Los Angeles (1-1) roared
to a 33-20 first-quarter lead
and boosted their advantage
to 95-67 in the third quarter.
The spread went to 33 points,
109-76, on Andrew Bynum's
dunk with 6:10 remaining in
"We need wins like this
to kind of get it to another
notch," Bryant told reporters.
"We have to win like this,
where we kind of gut it out,
play hard and have a big win on
the road. It shows that we have
a lot of will."
The Los Angeles reserves
scored 67 points as the home
crowd booed the Suns, who had
won 12 of the previous 13
meetings with the Lakers in
Asked if he was shocked
by the win, Lakers coach Phil
Jackson said: "I don't like the
word you use. 'Remarkable' is
a good word to use if you want
to change your wording a little
"It was a remarkable
thing to have happen, espe-
cially when you look at sched-
uling. You don't expect some-
thing like this to happen."
Leandro Barbosa led the
Suns (1 -1) with 23 points. Steve
Nash scored 19 points but had
only three assists and made five
LeBron James hit 13 of 28
shots and sc red 45 points itn
the Clevelan I Cavaliers' 110-
106 home victory over the
New York Knicks.
Kevin Garneti had 22 points
and 20 rebounds and Paul Pierce
contributed 2', points as the
new-look Bost Celtics roared
to a 103-83 hoi win over the
Washington W za Is in their sea-
son opener. Ray len, who like
Garnett joined .eltics in the
off-season, add 7 points. Gil-
bert Arenas ha zl for Washing-
Tim Duncan and T.ny
Parker scored 15 points each
to help the San Antonio
Spurs win their third game in
a row, beating the Sacramento
Carmelo Anthony scored 33
points and Allen Iverson 24 in
the Denver Nuggets' 99-91 road
win over the Minnesota
Timberwolves. Marcus Camby
had 21 rebounds, 14 points a: ,
six blocked shots for the rt -
gets. Rashad McCants : ored
23 points for the Timber .lAves.
Joe Johnson scoi !d 28
points in the Atlanta Hawks'
first season-opening victory
in nine years.
The Hawks beat the Dallas
Mavericks 101-94. Dirk
Nowitzki had 28 points for the
The Detroit Pistons beat
the Orlando Magic for the ninth
consec utive time over two sea-
sons, taking, a 116-92 road win
behind Chauncey 'Billups's 18
points. Rashard Lewis had 21
points for Orlando.
Andrea Bargnani took 21
points when the Toronto Ral
tors crushed the New Jerst
Nets 106-69. Richar
Jefferson topped the Ne
By Steve Keating
CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters)
- Russia continued to domi-
nate the world boxing cham-
pionships on Friday with six
fighters through to the gold
With the semi-finalists in
the super-heavyweight and
heavyweight divisions and the
top eight in the lighter weight
classes securing berths in next
year's Olympic competition,
boxers turned their focus to
world championship medals.
Fighters from 36 countries
qualified for Beijing but
yesterday's championship bouts
will have a distinctly Eastern
European flavour with the six
Russians joined in the ring by
boxers from Uzbekistan,
Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
Leading the Russian
charge was middleweight
world champion Matvei
Korobov, who will try to com-
plete his title defence with
victory over of Venezuela's
Artur Beterviev, light-welter-
weight Gennady Kovalev,
featherweight Albert Selimov
and bantamweight Sergei
Vodopyanov will also fight for
England's Frankie Gavin
spoiled an otherwise perfect
day for the Russians when
he upset of 2004 Olympic
lightweight champion Alexei
The 23-year-old Briton
will meet Italy's Domenico
Valentino in the gold medal
bout with a chance to become
England's first world cham-
"The biggest win of my ca-
reer," Gavin told reporters.
"He's number one in the world
and now I'm one place away
from being number one. It's the
best feeling I've ever had in box-
"Tomorrow it's back to
basics, get my tactics right and
who knows, I could end up be-
ing England's first world
China will be represented in
the finals by light-flyweight
world champion Zou Chiming,
who demolished Frenchman
Nordine Oubaali 21-1 to set up
a gold medal clash with the Phil-
ippines' twice bronze medallist
The home crowd will
have fighters to back with
flyweight Raushee Warren
Demetrius Andrade advanc-
ing to the finals in decisive
To the delight of a large
crowd University of Illinoi
Chicago Prvilion, Andrae
thumped Turkey's Adei
Kilicci 22-6 and Warren scored
a convincing 26-13 victory over
Azerbaijan's Samir Mammadov.
The path to the podium
was cleared of a major obstacle
when amateur boxing power-
house Cuba did not send a team
to the world championships.
Four world championship
titles were left vacant when Cu-
ban leader Fidel Castro decided
to keep the country's world and
Olympic champions at home to
stem the flow of recent high-
The Cubans, however, are
expected to be quickly back at
full-strength starting with
continental Olympic qualifi-
ers scheduled for Port of
Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
in March. The second round
is being held in late April in
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'Z4_ SUNDAY CHRONICLE November 4, 2007
Rejuvenated Celtics crush
Wizards in season opener
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HEALTH SECTOR DEVELOPMENT UNIT
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towards the fight againstAIDS. Malaria and Tuberculosis. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the
contract for the supply of Goods and Services.
The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the supply of and c.' livery of the following school amenities:
Hard Cover Note Boo.ls (200 pages) 1250
Soft Cover Exercise Books 250
Paper mate Pens 75-'
HB Pencils 150
Crayola Painting Set (8 colors) 50
Crayola Crayons (24's) 100
Play dough (4 sticks) 100
Activity Pack 100
Wooden Rulers (12 inches) 350
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Lunch Bags 50
Dictionary (Secondary School Level) 100
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Picture Dictionary 50
Alphabet Wall Cards 50
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Geometry Sets 100
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Water Bottles 300
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First Aid in English Text Book 500
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by company ormanager's cheque.
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Urquhart Street, Georgetown. Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday.
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5. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers from
the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme
(NIS), Guyana. A bid security of forty five thousand. one hundred and fifty five
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The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before
the time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
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By Mike Shalin
BOSTON, Mass. (Reuters) -
The rebuilt Boston Celtics
began their season with a
103-83 thrashing of the
Washington Wizards on Fri-
day, Paul Pierce scoring 28
points and new signing
Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen
combining for 39.
The Celtics are trying to re-
turn to their glory years. mak-
ing major deals to bring in
Garnett and Allen who both ex-
celled as Boston put the game
away early on a festive night at
the TD Banknorth Garden.
The trio combined to
outscore the Wizards 41-36 in
the first half, when Pierce fired
home 19. Garnett finished with
22 points, 20 rebounds and five
assists and Allen 17 points.
"He was so hyped up
tonight, his first shot al-
most broke the backboard,"
Celtics coach Doc Rivers
told reporters of Garnett.
"He was terrific. All of
Garnett said the team could
"We didn't execute like we
know we can, so we still have
some work to do." he said.
Pierce has waited a long time
for such assistance.
"I'm in a place right now in
my career (where) I couldn't
ask for more," he said.
Gilbert Arenas scored 21
points and Caron Butler 18 for
the Wizards, who fell to 0-2.
The opening game was pre-
ceded by festivities during
which the Celtics officially
named the parquet floor after
team patriarch Red Auerbach
who died last year.
The club also honoured the
Boston Red Sox. the recently
crowned Major League baseball
champions, with owner John
Henry and members of that
team bringing the championship
trophy on to the floor.
Garnett and Allen
joined Pierce, sparking
memories of two decades
ago when the Celtics were
powers in the NBA with a
Big Three of Larry Bird,
Kevin McHale and Robert
After fireworks heralded
start of the game, Garnett, Allen
and Pierce all missed their first
shots of the season.
Garnett's. first points as a
Celtic came on two free throws
1:47 into the game, also mark-
ing the first points of the con-
test. His first basket came with
8:31 left in the first quarter.
Both teams were having
difficulty scoring and the
Wizards never came out of
their first-half doldrums,
Boston taking a 22-point lead
into the break.
The Celtics maintained that
margin to the end of the third
quarter, removing any suspense
from the final 12 minutes.
Rajon Rondo added 15
points for Boston.
Arenas had boasted before
the game that his team would
take care of the Celtics and
was roundly booed by the
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Struggling Sri Lanka trail Queensland after Bichel's 121
(Reuters) Sri Lanka con-
tinued to struggle in their
tour match against
Queensland yesterday af-
ter going into stumps at
62-4 in their second in-
nings, 23 runs behind the
home side's first innings
After the Sri L.ankans de-
clared at 201-9 in the first in-
nings, fast bowler Andy Bichel
scored 125 to lead Queensland
Farveez Maharoof was
the pick of the Sri Lankan
bowlers on the second day of
the three-day tour match
NZ claw l
Hats off for Andy Bichel's
ninth first-class century.
The Queenslander hit
seven sixes in his 125 in
with 3-72 off 20 overs and
Lasith Malinga, Malinga
Chandana and Sanath
Jayasuriya grabbed two wick-
Bichel's four-hour knock
was his ninth first-class hun-
dred and featu red 11 fours and
The 37-year-old's seven
sixes was a record for a
Queensland batsman in a first-
Fast bowler Ashley
Noffke, the main destroyer
in the first innings, was
quickly into the action when
Sri Lanka began their second
)ack with Taylor and
A 139-RUN stand between Ross Oram was the chief destroyer strikes that of Papps. Scott Styris
Taylor and Brendon McCullum with five scalps, conceding 16 and Ornun to leave the opposition
saw the match poised for an ex- runs in a spell of 6.5 overs. reeling at 67 for 5.
citing finish, after South Africa Oram was brought on to bowl in McCullum and Taylor en-
A had managed to run through the 17th over of the day, as Neil sured there was no further dam-
the New Zealanders' top order McKenzie and Boeta .
for the second innings in succes- Dippenaar, the first-in gs he-
sion on the third day of the tour roes for South Africa A, looked -
game in Potchefstroom. to extend the lead. p'
Needing 358 to win, the visi- Oram wrecked that plan
tors were tottering at 67 for 5, fac- though by trapping Dippenaar
ing an imminent defeat, before in front of the stumps with his .'
McCullum joined Taylor in the first ball. Next. Oram dismissed
middle. Both batsmen hit 13 fours McKenzie in the same fashion,
each in their rearguard action that before running through the tail
helped their side reach a position to help his side keep the hosts' ,
from which they have an outside lead down to 357, a good effort
chanceofa win. considering they trailed by 251 Brendon McCullum
Friedel de Wet, who took six on the first innings. rescued his team with a
for 50 in the first innings, bagged At the start of the chase Daniel 101-ball 77.
McCullum as his only wicket of the Vetlori would have been hoping his
day to give his team the much- batsmen having failed to score big age for a while, and if the bat-
needed breakthrough. At stumps, so far on the tour would get some ting form of Vettori two fifties
Taylor remained unbeaten on 79 much-needed practice in the middle in the last three innings is any-
from ll6 balls., and giving him conm- ahead of the first Test. Craig thing to go by, then the New
pany was his captain Daniel Cumming and Michael Papps Zealanders would be fairly con-
Vettori, who had top-scored in his played cautiously, before Cumming fident of maintaining their
team's first-innings with 83. fell to Charl Langeveldt for 14. Rory 100% record on the tour, having
Earlier in the day, South Af- Kleinveldt removed Lou Vincent, won the earlier match against a
rica A resuming on 20 for 2 the No.3 batsman, before Lonwabo South African Invitational XI.
were shot out for 106. Jacob Tsotsobe wreaked havoc with three (Cricinfo)
Mohamed spurs East Coast
to Twenty20 victory
Zaheer Mohamed produced a
good all-round performance
for his East Coast first-divi-
sion team, beating Lusignan
by 16 runs in the opening
round of the Carib/Pepsi
Twenty20 cricket competition
on Friday at the Lusignan
Mohamed hit 63 which in-
cluded seven fours and a six to help
East Coast reach 167 for nine from
the allotted 20 overs and then re-
turned with the ball to take four for
nine from four mesmerising overs
to help restrict Lusignan to 151 all
out in 20 overs.
Supporting Mohamed was
Sultan Safdar with 66 (3x4,
4x6) as left-arm spinner
Narvan Singh grabbed three
for 32 from four overs and
Geenarine Jeetnarine two for
19 from four overs, bowling
for the losers.
When Lusignan balled.
Krishna Dcosaran hit a fine 61
laced with three fours and lour
sixes while Harrinarine Hira
chipped in with 32.
Mohamed got assistance
from Darren Peters who took
two for 18 from four overs and
Videsh Lall with two for 26
from 3.2 overs, bowling for
Noffke, who has taken
2-8 from six overs in the
second innings, dismissed
likely Test openers
.layasuriya, caught at third
slip for two, and Marvan
Atapattu, who was trapped
leg-before for seven.
Sri Lanka will be hoping for
a big score from captain Mahela
Jayawardene. who was not out
22 at stumps, alongside
Chamara Silva (2) when play
The first Test in t
two-Test series begins
the Gabba here on Thu
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2_ GGUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, November 4, 2007
Australia's staggering home record
By S. Rajesh
ANY team that tours Australia
starts off as the underdog, and
the Sri Lankans will be under
no illusions about the enormity
of the task that awaits them
over the next few weeks.
They haven't yet won a Test
there in eight tries, and have lost six.
Add the fact that Australia have
only lost two out of 44 home Tests
since 2000, and haven't been
beaten at the Gabba, the venue of
the first Test, since the 1988-89
season (winning 13 and drawing
five since then), and the job ahead
for Sri Lanka comes into sharper
Teams are generally expected
to be better at home than overseas,
but Australia have been almost un-
stoppable at home this decade:
they've only lost two home Tests,
of which one was a dead-rubber
game against England in Sydney,
after Australia had already won the
first four Tests of the series.
Their only defeat in a live
game was in Adelaide against
India in 2003-04, when Rahul
Dravid engineered a four-
With the return of Marvan
Atapattu, Sri Lanka have an expe-
rienced pair at the top of the order,
but one look at the table below will
indicate that Atapattu and Sanath
Jayasuriya will probably have the
toughest job among all batsmen on
tour. Since 2000 visiting openers
have struggled the most to adjust
to the pace and bounce in Austra-
lia, averaging less than 30 runs per
The batsmen at one-drop
do slightly better, while the
No.4s have been the ones with
the most success in the last
The numbers below also indi-
cate just how much better the Aus-
tralian top three spots which have
mostly been occupied by Matthew
Hayden, Justin Langer and Ricky
Ponting have been than the corre-
sponding opposition batsmen:
Australia's openers average almost
twice as many runs per dismissal
as the visiting openers, while the av-
erage for the Australian No.3 is
more than double that of the
Add up all the differences in
the last column of the table (the last
one, 7.92, needs to be multiplied
four times since it combines the
batsmen from Nos.8 to 11) and the
grand total is 161, which is the av-
erage difference between the num-
ber of runs scored by Australia and
Since 2000 only eight over-
seas openers have scored more
than 200 runs in Australia, of
which the outstanding numbers
belong to the only two right-
handers in the list
Michael Vaughan and Vuender
Sehwag have played some sensational
innings inAustalia, but for the rest- all
left-handers their visits down under
have scaey been me abe.Only six
ofthoseeightoplenesaverage me han
25 the out-of-favour Andrew Strauss
and New Zealand's Mark Rchadson
are the two whodon't make that cut
Visiting middle orders have had
a much better time, though, which
should be good news for the likes
of Mahela Jayawardene and
Kumar Sangakkara. The list of bats-
men in the top six is dominated by
Indians, thanks to the sensational
series that Rahul Dravid, VVS
Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar had
when India toured there last, in
Sri Lanka's most experi-
enced batsmen, on the other
Australia have had plenty
of such moments in home
series this decade. (Yahoo
hand, haven't quite worked out the
Australian pitches yet. Jayasuriya
and Atapattu are the only ones to
score Test centuries here, but nei-
ther has consistently been among
the runs. Sangakkara has done bet-
ter, with two fifties in four innings,
but Jayawardene hasn't managed
one in four innings so far.
With no Glenn McGrath
and Shane Warne to contend
with, though, Sri Lankan sup-
porters will hope those num-
bers change very quickly over
the next three weeks.
Arsenal snatch late
draw against Man Utd
By Mitch Phillips
LONDON, England (Reuters)
- The table-topping clash be-
tween Arsenal and Manches-
ter United took time to ignite
but delivered a dramatic fi-
nale yesterday when home
captain William Gallas
scored in stoppage-time to
secure a 2-2 draw.
Chelsea took advantage of
the stalemate at Arsenal, a 2-0
victory at Wigan Athletic allow-
ing them to make ground on the
Arsenal, who grabbed a late
equaliser to draw 1-1 at Liverpool
last week, remain top with 27
points from 11 matches.
United, who have played a
game more, are level on points
and goal diffe-ence but trail on
goals scored. Chelsea move up
to third on 24 with Portsmouth
fourth on 22 after winning 4-1
at Newcastle United.
Blackburn Rovers are also
on 22 after a goalless home draw
with Liverpool (21) in
yesterday's late game.
Rovers twice hit the wo\ul-
,.ork in the first half bhtl
Liveirpool finished the gained
strongly and were foiled by heir
former keeper Brad Friedcl.
Manchester City, also on 22.
play Sunderland tomorrow.
The game atll the lEnirales
Stadium was Ihe first Arsenal
failed to win at home this sea-
son hut it was a club record
25th unbeaten match in all conm-
After a cagey opening
Gallas deflected a Wayne
Rooney shot into his own net
in first-half injury time before
Arsenal levelled within three
minutes of the restart through
midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Cristiano Ronaldo re-
stored United's lead eight
minutes from the end. Gallas
then made up for his own
goal with a well-controlled
volley, awarded by the lines-
man after keeper Edwin van
der Sar beat the ball back
from behind the line.
"I can't believe it, we've
thrown it away. the same as last
season. through a lack of coin-
centralion.," lniled manager
Alex Fe-rguson told Sky Sports.
United also conceded two
late goals in a 2- I dcfcal at the
samlle ground iln .liian y.
"I believe it was a fair re-
sult." said Arsenal manager
Arsene Wenger. "We played
with the hanldbrake on in the
first half though and we lacked
our usual flowing game."
Chelsea did what was nec-
essary at Wigan with man-of-
the-moment Frank Lampard fol-
lowing up his midweek League
Cup hat-trick with an early
Shaun Wright-Phillips set it
up and then supplied Juliano
Belletti for the second after 18.
Despite some willing Wigan
running, Chelsea were never in
danger from then on.
Portsmouth had not tri-
umphed at St James' Park for
58 years while Newcastle had
won their previous four
home games so the hosts were
stunned when goals from
Noe Pamarot, Benjamin
Mwaruwari and John Utaka
put Pompey 3-0 up after 11
A Sol Campbell own-goal
put Newcastle on the
scoreboard but Niko Kranljar"
completed a great day for the
visitors with the fourth after 71
"For 20 minutes we were
fantastic." said Portsmloutlh
manager I larry Redknalpp.
Lee Carslcy and .James
Vauighan scored in injury time
to give Everton a 3-1 win
over Birmin|ghaim C'ily, with
lulhaim beating Reading by
Ihe sauiIe score at Cr(aven
Aston Villa case(d past
bottom side Derby County 2-
0 while Middlesbrough and
Tottenham Hotspur drew" 1-1.
Tec.n Tc mi Wins Lossesino.si raliI,
Auslralin 44 35 2 7,50
Fnlgland 56 "I 12 2.58
South Alrica 42 25 II)0 2.50
Sri Lanka 42 24 10 2.40
India 32 14 7 2.00
Pakistan 34) 14 8 1.75
New Zealand 29 II o10 1. I
W;esl Indies 39 10 14 0.71
zinbab\we 22 4 14 0.28
Bangladesh 23 I 19 0.05
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Openers 174 5124 29.44 154 8057 57.14 27.70
No.3 87 2764 32.M) 75 4394 69.74 36.X4
No.4 87 3416 43.24 68 2645 44.83 1.59
No.5 85 2831 35.38 64 3107 56.49 21.11
No.6 85 1834 22.92 '62 2453 46.28 23.36
No.7 85 1988 26.86 5' 2163 46.02 19.16
Nos.8-11 312 2964 12.19 178 2696 20.11 7.92
Ratsman Tles Rumns verae Io 100sos
Michael Vaughan 5 633 63.30 3 0
Virender Schwag 5 547 54.70 1 2
Gary Kirsten 3 245 40.83 1/0
Salman Buit 3 225 37.50 1/ 1
Alastair Cook 5 276 27.60 1/0
Marcus Irescothick 5 261 26.10) 0'
Nalbandian to face Nadal
in today's Paris final
By Patrick Vignal
PARIS, France (Reuters) Ar-
gentine David Nalbandian ex-
tended his brilliant run of form
by crushing local favourite Ri-
chard Gasquet 6-2,6-4 yesterday
to set up a Paris Masters final
against world number two
The unseeded Nalbandian,
who upset world number one
Roger Federer in the Madrid
Masters final two weeks ago
and again in the third round
here, needed just over an hour
to take his record against the
Frenchman to a perfect 5-0.
Gasquet, seeded 10th, will
have to be content with complet-
ing the season-ending Masters Cup
field after his only rival for the last
spot, Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis,
dropped out of the race with a 4-
6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat by Nadal in the
"Two weeks ago, I couldn't
imagine I would be going to
Shanghai," Gasquet said. "I'll
go there without any pres-
sure, with nothing to lose."
Nalbandian, who crushed
Nadal 6-1, 6-2 in the quarter-fi-
nals in Madrid. is so impressive
at the moment that he has to be
regarded as the favourite today.
"The surface is different
here. it's slower and it should be
better for him (Nadal) but I'm
playing great and I'm full of
confidence." Nalbandian said.
The 2002 Wimbledon runner-
up was in control liom the open-
ing game and showed signs of
nerves only towards the end when
lie served for the match. leading 5-
2. and was broken lor the first lime.
Tlwo games later, however, he
earned his first malch point and
converted it with a service winner.
"When he plays that well,
there's not much you can do,"
Gasquet said of his opponent.
"Even against Federer, I never
felt that helpless."
Nadal, appearing at the $2.45-
million indoor event for the first
time, is trying to become the sec-
ond player to win the Paris Mas-
ters and the French Open, after
Baghdatis, featuring in the last
four of a Masters Series event for
the first time, had needed to win
the title to stand a chance of mak-
ing the November 11-18 Masters
Cup in Shanghai featuring the
world's top eight.
The 2006 Australian
Open runner-up mounted a
spirited challenge, opening
up a 6-4, 2-0 lead but Nadal
bounced back to preserve his
unbeaten run in Paris.
"Marcos played really 'well
but I managed to find the solu-
tion by being more aggressive
and showing more initiative,"
"I love this city, and not
only because I keep winning
here," he added. "It's the
nicest place in the world af-
Baghdatis, who has been
based in France for eight years,
was cheered on throughout by
the 15 000 crowd packing the
"It's tough to lose a match
when you're a set up, a break
up and everything's under con-
trol," he said
"You can't say I made
mistakes or anything but the
guy just put his level up a
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GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, November 4, 2007 27
GCC and Albion clash
in Neal and Massy final
By Ravendra Madholall
GUYANA'S two powerhouse
clubs Albion and
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) are expected to pro-
vide great entertainment to-
day at the Guyana National
Stadium at Providence as the
Neal and Massy first-division
40-over competition culmni-
nates with the final.
Both teams have been domi-
nant in the competition and,
with comfortable victories in
the semi-finals and several star
players on show, there will be
excitement galore when the ac-
tion bowls off at 10:00 h.
West Indies batsman
Narsifigh Deonarine will be
leading the Albion team which
Chattergoon, who has played
one-day cricket for the West
Indies. while the city side has
two players with regional expe-
rience as well. They are left-armn
spinner Neil McGarrell and fast
bowler Reon King.
Albion, who have been the
Guyana Cricket Board's best
team for two successive years,
will be anxious to maintain
the privilege of being the
most vibrant club in the coun-
try especially when it
comes to this version
of the game.
Winning has become
a habit in the national fi-
nal after they had the
better of the same oppo-
nent in last year's Baron
Foods at the Albion
ground in Berbice but
this time the GCC boys
will want to capitalise
on home advantage.
IE R a m n a r i n e
Chattergoon and excit-
ing Imran Khan, off-spinner
Michael Chinsammy and left-
arm orthodox spinner
Veerasammy Permaul are
players with first-class expe-
rience and that should do a'
world of good for their psyche.
The batting obviously
will centre on Deonarine, the
two Chattergoons, Khan,
Ranga Lachigadu, Shastri
Persaud and national Under-
19 all-rounder Jonathan Foo
while the bowlers who can
make use of the placid pitch
at the stadium will be
Permaul, Chinsammy, leg-
GCC will again
be banking their
hopes high on the in-
Jadunauth, and two
Vishal Singh who
scored a fine un-
beaten 48 against
RHTY&SC in the
semi-final and Robin
Bacchus who is very
he gets going.
Great support will also
come from the likes of na-
tional middle-order batsman
Leon Johnson, Ravi Sarwan,
the younger brother of cur-
rent West Indies skipper
Ramnaresh Sarwan, Wasim
Haslim, Gavin Singh, Paul
Bevaun and the experienced
McGarrell who is very ca-
pable of making quick runs.
King will share the new
ball with pacer Trevor Henry
while Bevaun is also a me-
dium pacer. The spinning de-
partment will be controlled
by McGarrell, leg-spinners
Jadunauth, and Ravi Sarwan
as well as Johnson with his
Admission is free, compli-
ments of the Guyana Cricket
Board and the two umpires are
Nigel Duguid and Shannon
Varaiya's 10-wicket match
HIREN Varaiya put Kenya
on the way to victory over
Bermuda with his second
five-wicket haul of the
match, becoming one of
the few Kenya bowlers to
take ten in a game, at the
Nairobi Gymkhana yester-
Set 158 to win with more
than a day in hand, Kenya
raced to 79 without loss in
just 16 overs, Maurice Ouma
cracking 49 from just 43
For the second time in
the match, Bermuda's hopes
rested on David Hemp's
shoulders but his unbeaten
68 was a lone effort. Peter
Ongondo removed both Ber-
muda openers in a six-over
spell in which he conceded
nine runs, and it wasn't long
before the spinners. Varaiya
and Jimmy Kamande. were
drafted in. Varaiya struck in
his second over, bowling
Rodney Trott through the
gate before producing a
quicker ball that trapped Irv-
ipgu Romaine in front for 17.
Bermuda were 60 for 5
and struggling to cope
with the spinners' excel-
lent changes of pace, but
all the while Hemp who
Kenya on the brink
top-scored with 97 in the ing Hemp and Kevin
first innings was resolute, Hurdle to open their
waiting for the bad balls shoulders in a last-ditch
and cutting hard through attempt to set Kenya a
point, challenging total.
Hurdle was imme-
-:..l diaielv into his stride,
c a.: 1 ng Kamande
'..er hi.ng-off lor six
.*j h.',c1.., lifting Varaiya
.- .oer I.ng-on for two
Siii.j but Varaiya
ii pi- l him in front
.i ,. quicker one to
,'itl Ihe resistance.
Sir.', .a's dismissal of
Tui._'-,. which gave
-- .nhim i,.n in the match,
SI, ii IIemp stranded
S,, ,: and Kenya re-
.' "',..3;;, aIii, 158 to w in.
.'" Ourma set off
liL .a rocket. One
It- l from Hurdle
.m him hit for two
i.ui'tra liht sixes and a
couple of blud-
Hiren Varaiya becomes one of the geoned fours,
few Kenya bowlers to take ten denting what little
wickets in a match. hope Bermuda had
of making early in-
An excellent reflex roads. Kenya's 50 was
catch by Steve Tikolo at brought up in the sixth
slip to dismiss Malachi over, and at stumps the
Jones handed Var iiya his hosts were exactly halfway
Ihird wickel and left Ber- to their target of 158.
mnuda at l 3 'or 7. prompl- (C'ricinfo)
Crawford with I-lorlence Isaacs
GCC team reads: Jason
Benn (captain), Ricardo
Jadunauth, Robin Bacchus,
Leon Johnson. Vishal Singh.
Gavin Singh, Ravi Sarwan,
Neil McGarrell, Paul Bevaun,
Reon King, Tyrell Tull
(wkp.), Wasim Haslim,
Trevor Henry, Chidanand
Shivram, Jeetendra Sookdeo
and Rayod Hamid. The man-
ager is Ivor Mendonca.
Narsingh Deonarine (cap-
Lachigadu, Imran Khan,
Shastri Persaud, Jonathan
Foo, Doodnauth Lalbeharry,
Michael Chinsammy, Asraf
Rabindradat, Ramesh Naidu,
Ganesh Deodat. Ramcoomar
Doodnauth is the manager.
Cellink Plus cricket...
Ramnauth hits 70 as
DCC dismissed for 200
GEORGETOWN Cricket Club (GCC) began their fiith
round match against Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) in the
Cellink Plus Cup Georgetown Cricket Association three-
day first division cricket competition yesterday at Bourda.
This round was scheduled to begin today, but GCC will be
playing in the Neal and Massy final against Albion at the
Guyana National Stadium at Providence in the nationwide 40-
over first-division cricket.
Three other matches will begin today at various ven-
ues across the city.
However, GCC closed day one on 11 without loss with
Wasim Haslim on eight and national Under-19 opening bats-
man Robin Bacchus on four after DCC, who had earlier won
the loss and opted to take first strike, made 200 before they
Leading the way for the Queenstown boys was right-
handed Ron Ramnauth with an impressive 70. He featured
in two substantial partnerships after his team were struu-
gling at one stage on 66 for five.
He first linked up with Edward Burnett who made 35 which
included five fours and the two put together 57 for the seventh
wicket, while former national off-spinner Gavin Nedd chipped
in with 42. They posted 62 runs for the eighth wicket.
Ramnauth hit 10 fours on a lightning fast outfield while
Nedd hit seven. Trevor Henry, who instigated the early col-
lapse, finished with three for 48 while there were two apiece
for skipper and pacer Jason Benn and leg-spinner Robin
The two teams will continue to battle it out on Satur-
|day going into the penultimate day. (Ravendra Madholall)
Floodlights to be installed
at NCC by next April
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad
(CMC) The cricket board
here has revealed plans to in-
stall floodlights at the Na-
tional Cricket Centre by next
"We have gotten approval
from the ministry of Public Utili-
ties and lights will be installed soon
at the ground," Forbes Persaud, the
TTCB's chief executive, told CMC
"They have already erected
the posts to accommodate the
Racing tyres for
AUTOFASHION on Friday made a donation of four rac-
ing tyres to car driver Gavin Gouveia who will be partici-
pating in today's International Race Meet at the South
Gouveia told Chronicle Sport that he is confident heading
into the race and with this donation by Autofashion it will cer-
tainly boost his confidence highly. He also thanked Autofashion
for this timely contribution.
Managing Sales personnel of Autofashion, Rajesh Singh, said
that the business entity over the years has been making a
contribution to racing and they are indeed happy once
again to reach out to a top driver like Gouveia.
*^. *ry- i^" '
,} . .
* / *
Sales manager Rajesh Singh (right) hands over the
four tyres to Gavin Gouveia yesterday at a simple
ceremony at the business place, Guyoil Gas Station on
Regent Street. (Photo: Ravendra Madholall)
lights and I am sure as soon as
the elections are over, things
will be put in place to have the
lights installed at Balmain."
Persaud said he was over-
joyed with the fact that his pet
project was coming to fruition
and added that by April next
year, matches would be taking
place under lights at the venue.
There are also plans to
erect a multi-purpose pavilion at
the ground with a seating capac-
ity of 3 000.
The former educator added that
the board had been able to acquire
17 acres of state land, south of the
NCC and construction work will
begin soon on that spot.
He said a huge car park, as well
as other recreational facilities, are
also planned for the area.
Persaud also said the
board would be looking to
give further assistance to the
national team, to ensure they
extended their success in the
"We also intend to assist
the national senior team in ev-
ery way possible so that they
could continue their winning
ways." said Persaud, who is also
general secretary of the board.
"On Monday, myself and
Deryck Murray (president) will
meet with the management of the
national senior team. Omar Khan,
Daren Ganga and David Williams
to discuss what is the best possible
approach to take. as far as planning
for the retention of the Carib Beer
title is concerned."
T&T will open their de-
fence of the Carib Beer title
on January 4 against Guyana
at Guiaracara Park in Pointe-
Alpha United back on top in Cellink Plus Premier League
DEFENDING champions A]-
pha United are once again on
top of the Georgetown Foot-
ball Association (GFA)
Cellink Plus Premier
League, this time through a
c: :e-from-behind win over
With the win, Alpha United
have gained three points. Before
the clash they were tied with
unbeaten Pele on (19 points)
the now second-placed team
though they enjoy a lead owing
to a better goal difference.
In the game played at the
Georgetown Football Club
(GFC) ground, Bourda, on
Friday night Alpha United
won 2-1, but Santos scored
An unmarked Renault
Fraser covered useful ground, in
a superb solo run and in the
ame motion struck a powerful
ght-boot shot that swerved
vay from Alpha's diving goalie
tawn Johnson. Alpha attacked
lentlessly to negate the score
nd they would have, if Andrew
Murray did not miss from close
up with an open goal at his
mercy. During this time Santos
also had a few chances wasted.
The game drew even in
strange circumstances as an
aerial cross floated in and
was misjudged by the goalie
and Santos' Jermaine Fraser
accidentally headed the ball
into his goal in the 44th
Murray made amends for
his earlier blunder by scoring
the winning goal five minutes
into the second half.
Earlier on Friday
Camptown and the Guyana
Defence Force (GDF) both
earned one point after play-
ing to a 1-1 draw and in the
opening encounter of a
Supligen round-robin Under-
20 competition. The Univer-
sity of Guyana (UG) de-
feated group 'B' favourites
Zafanauth Peters put
GDF ahead after 27 minutes
while the score was negated
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Lane Thomas (34th) and
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Seven minutes seven minutes
from regulation Derrick Hatton
netted the lone goal for Buxton.
The East Coast team after;
three matches have four points,
(one win, one draw and a lti
while UG are unbeaten on seven
points (two wins and a draw).
In terms of premier action,
Pele could possibly retake the
lead with a win over fourth-
placed Western Tigers from this
evening (19:30 h) at the GFC
At 17:30 h third-placed
Fruta Conquerors (18
points) tackle bottom-of-
the-table Police (five
points). Action kicks off at
15:30 h with Beacon
against GFC in a group 'B'
encounter of the GFA
Battle liness drawn
for today's South
Dakota motor racing
today's events are anxiously money's worth today as all and
waiting to get on the hot plat4, sundry will be at their utmost
,- ,,-' local motor racing enthusiasts, in an effort to claim the coveted
Champion Mark Vieira winning in Barbados earlier this
By Michael DaSilva
THE die has been cast, the
stage has been set and the
battle lines have been drawn,
so today motor racing fans
can expect a day of action
that will be remembered for
some time to come, when the
Guyana Motor Racing and
Sports Club (GMR&SC)
stages its Annual November'
Meet at the South Dakota
Mark Vieira, a former cham-
pion racer will be seeking to re-
tain the title of Champion
Group 3 racer, a title he lost to
the 'King' of Dakota, Andrew
King, last year while at the same
time trying to stave off the chal-
lenges of the many regional and
international daredevIils who are
all here for this year's grand
While competitors for
are waiting with bated breath to
witness the spills and thrills that
accompany motor racing at
South Dakota, by far the best
venue for racing in the C'arib-
And while Vieira will be
seeking the scalp of King, the
team qf Jad and Ryan respec-
tively are keeping silent and
as the saying goes, I'easy
snake does bite hot' and much
With this in mind, motor
racing fans can expect their
But attention will be paid
not only to motor car racers
but also to several local, re-
gional and international mo-
tor cyclists who will be on
show, among them being Ca-
nadian Kevin Graham who
will be riding a new 1000cc
bike that was bought by Con-
tinental Agencies under the
Sunburst brand and who said
that riding such a big bike
can prove to be a -real chall-
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while ow and I am get-
friends He lau hsi off.and says he' is onl-ing a e tat n
S- ea An1 have been in a re-
Vna tht j lationship for a little
.n m tinw g annoyed at my
wat other women. He
never stops checking out
B other women, even
Some~ menB ae mmrs b brwhile I am with him. He
tsanaBoyndr h BVAT tha nb b maint d Tes cd ae even looks at my
Rsfriends. He laughs it off and says he is only joking but it's starting
retoekepforV--rose- ~to make me feel insecure. He really is a nice guy but I hate this
habit of his. Am I being stupid?
~ VAT Pn iCi CWell they say that just because you're in a relationship pit
doesn't mean that you're dead. Men will always check out other
women just as women will always check out other men. The dif-
POLICY 22: Books and Records to be maintained for VAT purposes. T reanie is tad ie. staring at a guys crotch wth our
Some men are mesmerised y by breasts. If you watch closely
It is mandatory under the VAT Act that certain books and records be maintained. These records are necessary for the you can see their eyeballs hypnotically attach themselves to cleav-
determination of taxable purchases and supplies made, input VAT refundable and output VAT payable to the Guyana age and the hardly ever waver upwards to register, a face. You can
Revenue Authority (GCA). This policy therefore forms the guiding principle as it relates to books and records which hardly feel jealous of a disembodied woman but that doesn't mean
are to be kept for VAT purposes. that it is not slightly distasteful. It is one of those areas of male
pro*behaviour where you're supposed to think 'Ah, the poor thing is
c but a stupid bloke and the an't help himself.' There are quite a few
Regulation 60 (1) of the VAT Act lists the following books and records which must be maintained by all VAT areas like this, actually.
registered persons. I don't likhethe idea that your boyfriend scopes your friends
(a) original tax invoices, tax credit notes, and tax debit notes received by the person: but I suppose that will have to go in the 'stupid bloke' bag too.
(b) a copy of all tax invoices, tax credit notes, and tax debit notes issued by the The question is, is he ogling or letching? The former is re-
Sgrettable, but there is no cure for it, whereas the latter is slid-
person: ing towards icky-yucky. In their defence, men always say that
(c) customs documentation relating to imports and exports by the person; they have to look at other women to establish that they
(d) accounting records relating to taxable activities carried on in Guyana; and shouldn't be looking at them. That's a neat argument but it
(e) any other records as may be prescribed by regulations, doesn't quite explain the horrible wandering eye thing that
.. is making you feel insecure. This isn't one of those problems
Further, Regulation 9 states that the accounting records relating to taxable activities carried on in needs to be had. Simply tell your boyfriend not to be so obvi-
Guyana under section 60(1) (d) of the Act include the following ous because you don't like it. You're not being silly, he is;
(a) sales invoices issued under section 28(2) of the Act and a record listing and summarising sales but it is impossible to rationalise a reflex. I go for the goose
transactions of less than $10000.00; and the gander approach. Next time you are in a social situa-
(b) a record of supplies taken by the taxable person for personal use, or given free of charge for tion and he clankingly cheks out other women, mirror his
nominal considerations to other persons; he surely will blush prettily and pretend you don't know
(c) records listing and summarising cash receipts and cash payments in respect ofdaily transactions; what he's talking about. Do the darting eye thing and then
(d) stock records in respect to opening and closing stock; smile at him lovingly as if he's just come back into focus. When
(e) purchases and sales ledgers; he starts to make a fuss, laugh it off and say you're only jok-
(f) income and expense accotts: ing. This will sound familiar to him and in this way the les-
(f) income and expense accounts: son should be learnt
(g) till rolls and tapes;
(h) bank statements; FLIRTS ON YOUR TURF ,
(i) copies ofcustoms import and export documents: They wear too little, they laugh too loudly and they are overtly
(j) computerrecords; familiar with your man. Welcome to the world of women who flir
(k) any other records related to the business including correspondence and audit reports. on your turf.
So, you're at a party with your boyfriend. You're standing ii
a group, chit-chatting with your friends, having a lovely time. Al
of a sudden, a woman you barely know is embracing your boy
It should be noted that by virtue of section 60 (2) of the VAT Act, the above listed books and records are friend in an enormous hug of familiarity and he is looking sheep
required to be maintained for seven years after the end of the tax period to which they relate, ishly pleased. She is wearing a tiny spangled top more of a hand
kerchief really and she's whispers conspiritionally in his ear. The
Section 62 states that all records are to be kept in English. Additionally, all amounts of money must be throw their heads back laughs uproariously at something she ha
expressed in Guyana dollars. The amounts must be converted at the exchange rate applying between the are practically parked on his chest.
currency and the Guyana dollar at the time the amount is taken into account. You give him a look and your boyfriend says 'Darling, you re
member so and so and you do, from the last time you were at th
Pursuant to Section 73. a person who knowingly or recklessly fails to maintain proper records is liable on conviction party and she rubbed herself all over him like a cat scenting he
to a finenot exceeding twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000). territory. You say hello and she seems to be pleased to see yot
to a fine notShe'll say something like 'I love what you're wearing' and the friend
S lines and the flattery are supposed to reassure you that she's nc
According to section 83 (1) of the VATAct, a person who fails to maintain proper records pursuant to section 60 is trying to muscle in on your man. But it doesn't reassure you at al
liable for a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day or portion thereof that the failure continues. You would like to cut her head off and boil it until her eyeball
Persons who have queries with reference to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner. VAT and Excise Tax Welcome to the world of Flirts on your Turf. These woma
Department.210 EAlbert and Charl n.
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SNdATIChONAcleADE. IembAS4 2007:TPaEeGISH)
Responses for last week.
1. more slowly
2. most sweetly
4 Generally, adjectives of two or more syllables MORE and MOST are used to
3. more willingly
4. most quickly
1. venomous 2. pure, orange
4. dependable 5. three
1. Australian 2. Italian
4. Chinese 5. Mexican
3. clear, beautiful
6. quick, yellow
This week we are going to continue with adjectives. Do some practice
with your friends at school.
1 When the Positive Adjective ends with a single or two consonants
add -er and -est
2 If the Positive ends with a single consonant and this consonant is preceded by
a short vowel, double the final consonant before adding -er and -est.
5. These are irregular comparisons
Put in the correct comparison
1. The boy was called to move the heavy box. (strong)
2. The hall was decorated with the flowers. (beautiful)
3. Of all the singers, Jane was by far the (good)
4. Roy was the of the twins. (big)
5. Who is the Joe or Jim? (tall)
Read the following passage carefully and then choose the correct answer.
In 1655 the British took Jamaica from the Spanish, and not long after that, Port
Royal became a base for the English buccaneers. Henry Morgan. was the most fa-
mous of these, leading expeditions to many rich Spanish cities all over the Carib-
bean, looting them, and bringing back all the gold, silver, jewels and silks to Port Royal,
and causing it to become one of the most important towns in the region.
Some years later, when Spain and England had ceased to be enemies, Henry Mor-
gan was made Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. He brought an end to the
buccaneering by telling the men that they could either give up piracy and become
farmers, or remain pirates and be hanged if they were caught. So their adventurous
i. in what century, did the British capture Jamaica?
2. Which word means "daring voyages"?
(A) famous (B) looting (C) base (D) expeditions
3. Another word for "buccaneers" is
S'-ilors (B) rogues (C) pirates
4. Before 1655 Jamaica belonged to ---
(A) Spain (B) Caribbean (C) FiTce (D) England
2 If the Positive ends with an e we add -r aid -St
5. One word for gold, silver, jewels is
(A) cutlery (B) crockery (C) Coins
3 If the Positive ends with -y, and the -y is preceded by a consonant, change
the -y to-i before adding -er and -est
But if the -y is preceded by a vowel it is not changed
Reau the sentences
Jon hit out at the "ill. Jon.missed the ball.
You notice you are told tw< things about Jon. The word Jon occurs two times
and ball two times. Let's write one sentence.
Jon hit out at the ball but he missed it.
The word he' is used in place of Jon and' it' is used in place or nou n bal
A word which takes the place of a noun is called a Pronoun.
Some pronouns are : I you ,he she it we they.
Use pronoun to replace nouns
1. Grandma said that grandma had a severe headache.
2. My father gave Samuel a toy but the toy was broken.
3. The children cried when the children were scolded.
4. I like the second book more because the second book had more pictures.
5. The surgeon told Mrs. James that the surgeon would operate on
Mrs. James immediately.
Next week we will continue with Pronouns
I I I I I I
Sunday' ChrohiCle 'Noveimbil 4; 2007
Pa ge III
Be thin to cut cancer, study says
(BBC News) Even those who
are not overweight should
slim down if they want to cut
their risk of cancer, a major
international study has
The World Cancer Research
Fund carried out the largest ever
inquiry into lifestyle and cancer,
and issued several stark recom-
They include not gaining
weight as an adult, avoiding
sugary drinks and alcohol, and
not eating bacon or ham.
Everyone must also aim to
be as thin as possible without
People with a Body Mass
Index (BM1), a calculation
which takes into account height
and weight. of between 18.5 and
25. are deemed to be within a
"healthy" weight range.
But the study says their
risk increases as they head to-
wards the 25 mark. and that ev-
eryone should try to be as close
to the lower end as possible.
There is no new research in-
volved in this document: the
panel examined 7.000 existing
studies over five years.
The result, they say. is the
most comprehensive investiga-
tion ever into the risks of cer-
lain lifestyle choices.
They see body fat as a key
factor in the development of
cancer, estimating its signifi-
cance to be much higher than
The report's authors say
they have produced a list of'
recommendations, not "com-
"But if people are interested
in reducing their cancer risk. then
following the recommendations
is the way to do it." said Pro-
fessor Martin Wiseman.
"Cancer is not a late, it is a
matter of risk, and you can ad-
just those risks by how you be-
Ministry of Health
M. .. NATIONAL AIDS PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT
The Mlinistry of Health/National AIDS Programmre Secretariat will be
sponsoring a national Art Competition to promote the fight in combating]
H1V/AIDS and to raise awareness on the need for greater involvement ol'
children in primary and secondary schools The Competition is open to all
primary and secondary school students in public and private schools
Topic for Primary School Students Our Children -A future without
Topic for Secondary School Students-Don't Let HIV ruin your Life
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
Use crayons, markers, paint, coloured pencil, collage or other materials.
Submit entries on paper or cardboard within the following size limits:
Maximum 45 x 60 cm (18" x 24")
Minimum 21 x 28 cm (8'1"' x II")
The art works should be forwarded in seale,I. -nvelope and include a separate sheet of
paper with the following deli and information:
Parental approval of the child's participation.
- The child's age. name and address.
- The technique employed (oil, crayons, watercolours.
Name and a briefexplana.,ofthe art work
The ton r-
,, lirce schools in each category will receive a desktop computer, and winning
entries will receive cash and book vouchers.
The paintings must le sent to:
National School Art Competition
National AIDS Programme Secretariat
I ladfield Street & College Road
Entries Close on Friday November 23, 2007 before 15:00 h (3:00 pinm)
Staff members of the Ministry of Htealth and their immediate family are not
eligible to participate.
have. It is very important that
people feel that they are in con-
trol of what they do."
However, two-thirds of
cancer cases are not thought to
be related to lifestyle, and there
is little people can do to pre-
vent the disease in these circum-
Nevertheless, more than
three million of the 10 million
cases of cancer which are diag-
nosed across the world each
year could be prevented if the
recommendations were fol-
lowed, Professor Wiseman indi-
In the UK alone, there are
200,000 new cases of cancer
Cancers of the colon and
breast are some of the most
common forms of the disease,
and the report says the evi-
dence is "convincing" that
body fat plays a key role in
the development of these
The report also links the
kind of food consumed to can-
cers, especially colorectal ones.
In particular, researchers
say people should stop eating
processed meats, such as ham,
bacon and salami, and limit the
consumption of red meat to
500g a week although this still
means you could cat, for in-
stance, five hamburgers each
From a cancer perspective,
all alcohol should be avoided,
although researchers accepted
drinking small amounts could
have protective benefits for
The recommendation is
therefore no more than two
drinks a day for a man. and no
more than one for a woman,
slightly less than current UK
Sugary drinks meanwhile
should be avoided, as these
make you fat, and fruit juice
consumption should also be re-
The report is also the first
to urge breastfeeding as a means
to protect against cancer, argu-
ing that it may reduce breast
cancer in the mother and pre-
vent obesity in the child al-
though this has not been proven.
Cancer specialist Professor
Karol Sikora said: "The educa-
tional message for the public
should be that there are healthy
diets and unhealthy diets but
we should keep everything in
perspective and not suggest
"Alcohol, red meat and ba-
con in moderation will do us no
harm, and to suggest it will is
Antonia Dean, a specialist
at Breast Cancer Care, said: "it
is notoriously difficult to exam-
ine the potential role of diets or
other lifestyle factors on breast
cancer, as it is hard to isolate
specific influences or establish
how they might interact with
"It is important that
women keep the report find-
ings in perspective after
gender, the highest known
risk factor in relation to
breast cancer is age, with 80
per cent of cases occurring in
women over the age of 50."
Co-operative Republic of(Guyana
Mahaica to Rosignol Road Rehabilitation Project
Supply and Installation of Fixed Platform Vehicle Scales & Supply of Portable Vehicle
The Govermment of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
toward the cost oflMahaica to Rosignol Road Rehabilitation Project, and it intends io apply part ofthe
proceeds of this loan to payments under the (Contract for the Supply and Installation of Four (4) No.
IFixed Platform Scales and for the supply ofTiwelve (12) No. Portable Vehicle Scales.
.i.e 1ii... y : '.. l I 'Cm. :.. ... .. d '?n unications invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders for the Supply and Installation of Four (4) No. Fixed Patiform n ... cables and for the
supply of'Fwelve (12) No. Portable vehiclee Scales
llidding will I? C'Gidiucted through the International C(ompetitive Bidding (ICB) procedures
c.m; -ctiled it the Inter-American Development Bank'> Policies for ihe Procurement of Works and
(roods financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, and is open to all bidders from Eligible
Source (Countries as defined in (lie Policies.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Co-ordinator of the Works
Services Group, e-mail .sgeic.!e.ssagy'..c .i and inspect the Bidding Documents at add.,'s No.1
given below from September 24. 2007.
Qual ications requirements include: participation '7, at least one similar contract within the last
I...(ive) yeats oFmiintiutn value I.IUS .i,00oo0 and miniunnannrtal turnover oft SS350,000. Valid
GRA and NIS certific;.t ', must be submitted by local bidders. A margin of preference for eligible
national co01'Ztctors shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.
A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to address No. I below and upon payment of a non-refundable
fee ol (i$20,000. The method of payment will be Manager's Cheque or cash in favour of the
lPermanent Secretary. M inistry of Public Works and Communications. Payments shall be made at the
(Central Accounting Unit of the aforementioned Ministry. In the case of overseas bidders the cost per
set of bidding documents is USS100 and information to effect payment will be given to such
interested bidders. The Bidding Documents will be sent by courier in the case of overseas bidders and
can be collected by hand at Address No. I in case oflocal bidders.
Bids must be delivered to address No. 2 given below at or before 09.00 h on Tuesday. November 20.
2007. Electronic bidding will hot be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of Ihe bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at address No. 2 below at
09.00 h on the closing date. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of USS40.000 or its
equivalent in a 1'eely convertible currency.
The addresses referred to above are:
Works Services (Group
Ministry of Public Works & ('o nm1unications5
S teorgiet.'to\ t.
Telephone: 592-22(,-0650 I:xl. 108
itntail: wsgi ewir'elessgy.com
National Procurement and 'lender
Ministry o01f Finance.
Main & Urquhart Streets
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Sunday Chronicle Novem 7
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
Appellate Court set aside
conviction, ordered new trial.
IN 1976, 28-year old wound-
ing accused Fitzpatrick
Darrell, who was sentenced
to five years imprisonment
and ordered to receive a whip-
ping of 10 strokes after a
Demerara Assize jury found
him guilty, appealed on the
ground that he was the victim
of a miscarriage of justice by
the trial judge.
The Guyana Court of Ap-
Constitution of Guyana.
The facts disclosed that on
his arraignment at the Demerara
Assizes, the accused was unrep-
resented by counsel. The trial
was proceeded with.
After three State wit-
nesses, the complainant and the
medical doctor had testified, and
were ineffectively cross-exam-
ined by the accused who was
unskilled in that art the ac-
cation was, however, refused
by the trial judge without as-
signing reasons and the ac-
cused was subsequently con-
The appellate Court held
,(l) that permitting counsel to
appear at the trial on the one
hand and refusing his request
to recall for further cross-exami-
nation vital prosecution witness
can only be considered in the
to Archibald Batson with intent
to maim, disable or disfigure
He appealed against this
conviction on several grounds,
but the Court considered only
one of them, viz, the refusal by
the trial judge to allow the re-
call of three of the prosecution's
witnesses for cross-examination
by counsel who represented
The matter came up for
trial on Tuesday, 9th Decem-
ber, 1975, when the accused
intimated to the trial judge
that he was represented by
counsel who was absent. He
was nonetheless arraigned
and he pleaded not guilty.
Two counsel entered appear-
ance on behalf of the State
and a panel was struck.
The trial judge then ad-
journed the case to the follow-
ing day at 9 a.m. to enable the
accused to consult with counsel
who, it was stated, was at Lin-
On the resumption at 9.45
a.m., on 10th December,
counsel did not appear nor
was any reason given for his
The accused was put in
charge of the jury, and it was
then that another barrister
appeared and informed the
trial judge that counsel
whose services the accused
said he had engaged, had
asked him to state that
proper arrangements had not
been made for his appear-
ance. The trial judge then
proceeded with the trial.
Three witnesses, including
the victim, Archibald Batson,
Please turn to page V
peal. constituted by Chancellor
J. 0. F. Haynes and Justices of
Appeal Victor Crane and Ken-
neth George. which heard the
appeal, set aside the conviction
and- sentence and ordered a new
trial in the interest of justice.
Darrell's contention was
that the miscarriage of justice
came about during the jury trial
when the accused, who had been
conducting his own defence in
the early stages of the trial., later
obtained the services of a law-
yer, and was seeking the court's
permission to recall three wit-
nesses for further cross-exami-
nation (who were already cross-
examined by the accused) by
The judge turned down
the request. The trial con-
tinued and the accused was
found guilty and sentenced to
five years with an order to re-
ceive 10 strokes with the
Against this decision.
The Court of Appeal, be-
lieved the story as told by the
appellant. That court held that
the trial was unfair and that
there was a breach of the fun-
damental right provisions of the
caused then sought an adjourn-
ment in order to procure coun-
sel to defend him.
An adjournment was ac-
cordingly taken to later in
the day when counsel ap-
peared on his behalf and
sought permission of the
court to have recalled for
MR. REX MC KAY, S.C.
those three prosecution wit-
nesses whom the accused
had ineffectively cross-exam-
ined previously. This appli-
circumstances, a denial of
proper representation to the ac-
cused. By so doing, the trial
judge merely complied with
the formal desirability of al-
lowing counsel to appear while
he in fact denied the accused
partially the substantive effect
of such representation.
(2) That a trial must be fair
in every respect; the refusal to
allow the recall of the witnesses
was,. in the circumstances, a
miscarriage of justice and a
breach of the fundamental rights
provisions under article 10 (2),
10(2) (e) of the Constitution of
At the hearing of the ap-
peal, Mr. Rex Me Kay, S.C.,
appeared for the Appellant,
while Mr. Loris
Ganpatsingh, Assistant Di-
rector of Public Prosecutions,
represented the State.
Chancellor Haynes had de-
livered an oral judgment on Oc-
tober 21, 1976. Justice of Ap-
peal George, who later became
Chancellor, had subsequently
delivered a written judgment.
According to Justice of Ap-
peal George, the appellant was
found guilty by an Assize jury
of causing grievous bodily harm
A TOT I "
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority invites suitably qualified persons to tender
for the following:
Provision ofTransportation Services
Provision of Security Services
Maintenance ofA ir Conditioning Units
Maintenance of(Generator Sets.
Tender Package can be purchased for the cost of fifteen hundred dollars
(S1,500,00) at the following location:
82 Premrniranjan Place
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-6634/225-0562
Closing date for submission of tender is Friday, November 23, 2007.
GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY
The Guyana Revenue Authority is advising that the following
individuals/companies are indebted to the Guyana Revenue Authority and
that efforts to locate them have been futile. The following persons or
anyone having information on their whereabouts are kindly asked to
contact the GRA's L..egal Division on the following numbers: 226-1256 and
N a in e s
Su liao Il.
I M n lahendra Siukhl i a
Sheldon (ira vesanide
T ong I rn I.ong
Shaliza Sha w
I) e v an Ia d R am n il i
R ayvi ond Jlonies
A hdo I A S.,Ilaom
I.atcha K wok
World ide ('om mirsiorn A-cnicy
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particularly business persons that it is their obligation under the various tax laws
that they inform the GRA of any change of their business addresses and telephone
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I1 Mlilies By George Barclay
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Page VI Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
Appellate Court set aside ...
From page V
all of whom can properly can be described as eye witnesses, were called during the morn-
ing session, which ended at 11.30 a.m. They were cross-examined by the accused, but the brev-
ity of the cross-examination, as well as the nature of the questions asked of them according
to Justice of Appeal George, "in our opinion, indicate how inadequate he was to the task".
Justice George in his judgment added, "On the resumption at 1.40 p.m. the medical doc-
tor, who had examined the victim on the night of the incident gave evidence and he too was
cross-examined by the accused. After the doctor had completed his evidence the accused re-
quested an adjournment to 2.30 p.m. to enable another legal practitioner, who he named to be
present and was to appear on his behalf.
This request was granted and the adjournment was taken at 1.48 p.m. On the resumption at 2.45
p.m., another barrister, Mr. R. Hanoman, entered appearance on behalf of the accused and he requested
and was granted leave to further cross-examine the doctor. Then the prosecution called its final wit-
ness, a detective who gave evidence about having gone to the scene on the night of the incident, of
an oral statement made to him by the accused, and also of a subsequent written statement, both of
which were under caution. After the witness had been cross-examined, Mr. Hanoman made a request
to have the three eye witnesses recalled for further cross-examination, but the trial judge refused the
Counsel for the State then closed his case and the accused made a statement from the dock which
according to the Appellate court's, judgment, could be construed either as a plea of self-defence or
accident. He called no witnesses and was eventually found guilty and sentenced to a term of 5 years
imprisonment and ordered to receive a whipping of ten strokes.
On appeal, the appellant was represented by Mr. Rex Mc Kay, S.C.
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
I. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications, Guyana Sca Dcfences -
Emergency Works Project invites scaled bids from eligible and qualified bidders for
the following projects:
1. Construction of 150m Rip Rap River Defences at Orangestein.East Bank
Essequibo. Region 3.
II. Construction of 300m Rip Rap River Defences at La Retraite,West Bank
Demerara, Region 3.
Ill. Construction of 120m Rip Rap River Defences at Toevlugt,West Bank Demerara,
IV. Scour Protection Works at Henrietta, Leguan, Region # 3.
V. Scour Protection Works at Craig/Good Success. East Bank Demerara Region #4.
VI. Scour Protection Works at Kartahu, Mazaruri River Region #8.
VII. Construction of Gabion Basket Groynes at Riverview, Essequibo River-Region
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCH)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to
provisions of Section Ill (Eligible Countries) of this document.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information 1roim Project Manager,
Guyana Sea Defences-Emergency Works Project at Fort Street, Kingston,
Georgetown: Email http://gsdpeu(it'hotmail.com and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the same address between the normal working hours from 18th October
2007 to 12th November 2007
4. Qualifications requirements include: ( 'oinractorshould
Undertaken at icast to jobs o.hsiimi/ri.'ise handss eii'iiwithin thei/ d.it lv ears
A* tnual tttIriover 'fGS.25 million in any olthe last threi yearit
5. All bids must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA Compliance
6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address stated in Item 3 above and upon
payment ofa non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars(G$5000.00). The method
of payment will be cash. The Bidding Documents should be deposited in the tender
box at the following address: The Chairman. National Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.The
name ofthe project should be in the upper left-hand corner of lhe envelope.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address stated in Item 6 above at or before 09:00h on
Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders'
representatives who choose to attend in person at the address Item 6 above at 09:00h
on Tuesday. November 13,2007.
8. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" as stated in ITB 17.1
9. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all Bids without assigning reason(sI for such rejection.
10. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on October 23, 2007 in the Boardroom of the Guyvana
Sea Defence at 09:Olh,
From page II
fact they are always wearing something your boyfriend would not approve of if you wore it.
Their breasts hang out, they smile all the time and they laugh at everything your perfectly
ordinary boyfriend says as if he were Tom Cruise or Denzel Washington rolled into one.
We have now identified their tactics. So how can we stop these dreaded flirts'? This brings us to
the nub of the problem: men.
When confronted, why do otherwise intelligent men say that they don't know what you're talking
Because it suits them.
They yearn for the old days when a woman's job was to shore up their ego 24 hours a day. They
live for flattery and approval and they don't take any prisoners in their thirst for it. Who better to
supply unconditional adoration than a woman they barely know? When you think about it, who else
My friend June and I were at a bar with her boyfriend Malcolm. A female colleague from his office
came to join our group. She sat next to Malcolm and spent the evening tossing her long hair over him
like a braying horse. After a while, I said to June 'You've got to put a stop to this. It's awful.' She said
no, she was going to be cool about it, mainly because she could tell that her boyfriend wasn't actively
interested in this woman. He was merely the passive recipient of her advances. An hour later I said, '1
don't care if he's not interested in her, she's obviously interested in him and it's time for you to give
her a clear message or else I would do it. I was ready to knock her out.
June nodded her agreement, affectionately took Malcolm's hand and led him to sit next to her on
the sofa. The hair-tosser got bored after five minutes and got up to leave. But before she did so, she
leaned over the back of the sofa and tried to kiss Malcolm on the mouth. Quick as a flash, June wrenched
his head away, twisted it towards her and continued chatting to him quite normally. Malcolm had ne
idea what had just happened and also carried on talking to June quite happily.
This was very cool behaviour. Very clever. But is it the right way to deal with a Flirt on Your
That's the subject of my discussion next week stick with me and we will explore.
Expression of Interest for Short Term Consultancy Services
The Guyana Rice Development Board is charged by the CARIFORUM.
the contracting authority, with the responsibility to conduct Research and
Extension activities in Guyana with the financial assistance from the EU-
funded programme 9 ACP RPR 006 REG/ 7641/000 "Support to the
Competitiveness of the Rice Sector in the Caribbean."'
The Guiyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has been contracted to
execute the activities under the Research and Extension component in
As such, the GRDB thru Guyana Research and Extension Management
Unit (GREMU) wishes to invite qualified Individual or Firms to express
interest to undertake the following tasks.
1. Establish seed companies, cooperatives and/or organizations that
will purchase, register, bag, label and marketing of seed for sale.
2. Map and Characterize commercial rice varieties in Guyana.
3. Desktop studies on value added and/or innovative products
validated for possible commercialization from the biomass of the
rice plant and/or the grain under conditions that preserves the
environment in its pristine state.
Further information can be obtained from GREMU Office at 117 Cowan
Street, Kingston. Georgetown. Telephone number 225-2487 or email us at
gr.d.b. .l.n.et.gy. or
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Expression of Interest should be addressed to Mr. Ricky Roopchand,
Programme Manager, Guyana Research and Extension Management
Unit, 117 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown.
Mr. Jagnarine Singh, General Manager, Guyana Rice Development
Board, 117 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown
The closing date for Expression of Interest November07, 2007
Page 6 & 23.p65
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
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AT 95, Randall Butisingh is
studying a language different
from the creolese he used as
a child growing up in British
Guiana, a language different
from the Queen's English he
taught at various schools, a
language different from the
King James English he used
as Lay Reader, a language
different from the Hindi he
propagated to be taught in
At 95. Randall Butisingh is
studying Spanish. And he is do-
ina it n co an lt ittle b
story. 'My Story', which hope-
fully. will be of historic interest
when completed, as it dates
back to 1914, the beginning of
World War 1.
He has produced three col-
lections of poems: 'Love's
Light'. 'Wild Flowers' and
'Love's Balm'. Most of his po-
ems were written in the 1970s.
inspired after reading the life of
the late Helen Keller, blind and
deaf humanitarian. So the pro-
ceeds of his first collection.
'Love's Light', with the fore-
word vxilti b A I SC..P ,
way back in the 1930s.
In 1972, he became pa
of the Annandale Writer
Group which include
Rooplall Monar, Bramde
Persaud, Guska, and Georg
Vidyanand. Butisingh's p
etry found its way into two
the group's publication
namely 'Poems fro
Annandale' and 'Poems fi
Children'. Butisingh was als
a member of another literary
group led bythe playwright
Bertram Charles. Butising
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reer a bit further, Butisingh
rt helped prepare a school text
rs and a school magazine. In 1958,
ed he was appointed Senior Assis-
eo tant of the Lusignan Govern-
ge ment School, where later, he be-
o- came the acting Head-Teacher.
of Also at Lusignan, he served as
s, Chairman for the Adult Educa-
m tion and Study Groups, Chair-
or man of the Community Centre
so and part time Welfare Officer.
Out of school, he continued
his role as educator. In 1976, he
became a member of the
Guyana Hindi Prachar Sabha, an
organisation which sought to
propagate Hindi in Guyana. He
was the editor of its journal,
Randall Butisingh was
awarded a Poetry of Merit
certificate by the American
Poetry Association in Califor-
nia. In 2003, he received the
CIMBUX AWARD from a
Committee of Buxtonians in
the U.S.A. for his contribu-
tion to education in Buxton
and Guyana as a whole.
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little. Butisingh has the gift of was donated to the Society for poets he associated with or
languages. According to Cecile the Blind. The first poem in that performed with, including
Nobrega. President of The collection is dedicated to Helen Donald Trotman, lan PUBLIC NOTICE
Bronze Woman Monument Keller and carries an admonition MacDonald, Martin Carter,
Project. UK. it is a 'God given to man, 'blind and deaf are we/ and Stephanie Bowry.
gift', who. with keen eyes and ears. Randall Butisingh was born Submission of Forest Management Plans (FMP) and Annual
Butisingh has found a way have not beheld/Love's Light'. on December 1. 1912. He grew
to keep his mind nimble learn One of his more popular up in" Buxton. East Coast of
something new each stage of poems. 'Landmark at Chateau Demerara, British Guiana.
life. Butisingh has acquired the Margot' found its way in the where on completion of his for- The GFC wishes to advise companies that have active TSA's and WCL's
wherewithal to grow old grace- / top literary'and cultural journal mal education at St. Augustine's it.A TSA or \WCI. thai will not expire at 31st December 2007) and do not
fully, and in truth and in grace, of the day. 'Kaie'. and in an an- Parish School, he was trained r
At 89. he was learning to play theology of poems, 'Poems from and employed as a 'pupil have an approved Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the year 2008 to
the accordion and he practises Annandale'. teacher' at 15. That was the submit their Forest Managemnent Plan for review and evaluation before
at the keyboard. His thirst for Butisingh's writing gradu- start of a 45-year teaching ca- November 15. 2007. Forest Manttaemenlt Plans should follow a 3-5 year
knowledge has not waned. Some ated into the public domain reer which formally ended 1972.
areas of interest include Corn- through his engagement with He taught mainly at Buxton, period. Please note that the FMP lmust be approved prior to the submission
parative Religion. Eastern Phi- other writers and through his with short spells in Lusignan, of'AnInlual Plans ol'Operation.
losophy. the Computer. and association with at least three Nonpariel, Ann's Grove and
teaching Hindi. literary groups. The first group Mon Repos. During his leach-
At 95. Randall Butisingh is he joined was the Buxton Liter- ing career, he was credited with The GC further wishes to advise companies that have active TSA's and
the oldest living Guyanese ary Institute where he read pa- adding'new interest to learning; WC.'Ls (i.e TSA or WCL that will not expire at 31st December 2007) that
writer. Currently. 'he is work- pers, and participated in discus- that new interest is now labelled Uthe deadline for submission of' their 2008 Annutal Plan of Operation
ing on documenting his life sions and debates. That was 'skills training'. Taking his ca-
(APO) for review and.evaluation is 15th November 2007. No company
will be allowed to operate without an approved Annual Operation Plan.
B' A N K O F G U Y A N A APOs should follow the calendaryearJanuarty lo December 2008.
B N. '. (AG YAN. ,Companies whose TSA or WCL expires this year are further reminded to
sutbmiit their business plan and other information as previously outlined
by the G FC by the 30th November 2007.
The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to Failure to submit your Forest Management Plan and Annual Plan of
fill the following vacancy of Director in its Research Department. Operation before the above-mentioned time will result in your operations
being temporarily suspended.
Full details including the requirements and job description for this position
S. All unused tags must be returned to the GiC at the close of business in
can'be obtained by accessing the Bank's website at www.bankofguyana.org.gy. 7 ned taistt b I e reqtirned to thet biC at the closeaf btsines in
2007. In addition, y ou are required to submit to thle GFC at the close of
Application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to 2007, the volume and number of pieces oflproduce on the ground together
witl the l.,-. used on this produceC. Permission will then be granted to
the Bank not later than FRIDAY, November 16, 2007 and should be with the 1. used ot this p2odtce. Per vision wiii then be granted to
remove only this produce in 2008 as production firomi 2007. IThe format of
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ONE of the most common
materials used to restore
teeth that have tooth struc-
ture destroyed by decay is
amalgam (a filling material"
that contains alloys of mer-
cury, silver, copper, tin. and
Dental restorations using
amalganms are an inexpensive and
durable way to restore.teeth
that are amenable to this type
of restoration: The metal mer-
cury is added to the all,, and.
when mixed. the mass created is
pliable for a short period of.
time. This material is placed, in
small increments into the tooth
structure from which the dentist
has removed the decay. The
mass of amalgamn is built up to
extend beyond the normal ana-
tomical contour of the -tooth.
Then the excess amalgam is
carved away until the tooth is
restored to its original contour
prior to the destruction caused
by dental decay. Amalgams are
durable, ess expensive than
gold. have the ability to with-
stand the intense pressures of
chewing, and are easy, to place
Dental amalgam restorations
can be found in the majority of
people's mouths in the United
States. Ninety percent of den-
lists in the world still use this
method. A recent survey con-
cluded the longevity of amalgam
restorations decreased as the
restoration size increased. For
example, siigle-surface amal-
gants Itst about 13.5 years, two
- or three surface amalgams
average 9.7 years. and larger
four or five surface fillings last
an average of 6.1 years. These.
of course, are only statistics be-
cause I sometimes have patients
visit my clinic in whose mouths
I placed amalgam fillings more
than twenty years ago.
Many authorities now
Ministry of Health
Admission to the Nursing Assistant
a Training Programme, Georgetown,
New Amsterdam and Charles Roza Schools of Nursing
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons who are'
interested in being trained as Nursing Assistants at the Georgetown. New
Amsterdam and Charles Roza Schools of Nursing.
The training will commence in March, 2008 and will be of two (2) years
duration. Only person's ages sixteen (16) to thirty-five (35) years need
Before admission to the programme, persons must be passed as
physically fit and will be required to enter into an agreement to serve the
Government of Guyana for a period of no less than five (5) years. The
applicants are also required to be in possession of a valid passport.
Successful applicants will receive a stipend of fifteen thousand
($15,000.00) dollars per month and a Ration Allowance of one thousand
eight hundred and ten ($1.810.00) dollars per month throughout. the
duration of the course.
Entyregirements ..for the. Nursing Assistant Training Programme
A minimum of two (2) subjects including English Language at: -
(1) CXC General Proficiency---.Grades 1 or 2 acquired before June,
1998, or Grades 1. 2 or 3 acquired from June, 1908.
i1i) CXC Basic Proficiency Grade 1
(111) GCE "0" Level Grades A. B or C
(IV) A passe at General Nur.ing Council -Niirsin Coir- ;r
any other approved Pre-Nursing Couirse.
(VI A credit in an approved Patient Care' -; i:-tant Training
Programme and at least one (1) years :-- , in a gcnral
hospital, in the case of a Patient Car- ;\s.- '-:
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S.... i.. of Health ,
he Dentist Advises
feel the practice of replacing .
amalgams because of defec-
tive margins should be re-ex-
amined with consideration
given to caries-risk status of
each patient, since marginal
breakdown may merely indi-
cate the restoration is aging
and not necessarily that there
is caries present-. Other au-
thorities feel that decay
progresses very slowly in
many patients, and if caries
is present in these patients
and it has not progressed past
the enamel, it should be.
treated with fluoride to
remineralize (harden) the
enamel and monitored.
The question of the safety
of dental amalgam has been
studied for over a century, but
according to the American Den-
tal Association there is no valid,
scientific evidence that associ-
ates the minute -amount of mer-
.ury vapor in dental amalgams
with any health problems. For
more than 100- years. studies
have been conducted worldwide
on dental amalgam in tooth res-
torations. and no link has ever
been found between these amal-
gam restorations and any medi-
Mercury is found in food,
water, and air. There is always
a very low level of it present in
our bodies. The daily dose of
mercury from these non-dental
. sources exceeds the amount re-
leased from dental amalgam fill-
ings. The Food and Drug Ad-
ministration of the USA has
concluded that amalgam causes
no demonstrated clinical harm to
patients. and removing amalgam
fillings will not prevent adverse
health effects or reverse the .
course of existing disease.
Over the last few years,
amalgam.bonding has be-
come popular. This technique
requires an extra step. In-
stead of putting the amalgam
directly into the prepared
tooth, a layer of resin is put
in first. The resin bonds to
the tooth and the amalgam
bonds to the resin. This type
of restoration reduces tooth
sensitivity and is stronger
than a traditional amalgam.
consider it the state of the art
procedure for anYalgam fill-
ings. Mercury free metallic
materials that are currently
being developed also show
promise. However, as the de-
mand for esthetic filling in-
creases, many authorities
predict ainalgam will be
Only a small number of"
people are sensitive (or allergic)
to mercury.A mercury allergy
can only be deterinined by an
.allergist or felated'specialist. It
is usually manifested as a simple
skin rash. This tiny group of
people (less than 1% of the
population) should avoid amal-
gam restorations. "Your dentist
can advise jou ifyou are found
to be sensitive to dental amal-
Amalgam restorations are
held in place by mechanical
retention. In other words.
amalgams do not 'stick' to tooth
Renewal of State Forest Permission (SFP) for 2008-2009
The GFC wishes to inform holders of SFPs which are scheduled to expire in
2007. that it will commence receiving applications for renewal on the 15th
November 2007. The following conditions will apply:
1. All fees due must be paid off at the time of application; applications
will not be accepted, froin persons who have outstanding balances
wilhth the GFC.
2. Upd'Ated producuon re ,ier 1or 2007 must be presented to h. e GFC.
3.- Applications nim
company reg: l.
rcgistralion of e
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R.cI ;1 is n ,.:
i be a :nipanicd willth copy of the busies or .
011on clcrerce. profit Ot'addres.Cs. list and
.ipnL be used in the operation and no nes of
lly er" -''ed.
omI 'e lie subhni.'sion o'f-aln aipplio.tion and
ili.)i does 1ot 10 ive permission for
coltniacllcino ti ii tOO! operal~ons.
'omptkliancc \ 1,: (ieF(
Youv will hbe rCe rcd t,
operiating peri, it U i\<.
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structure. You need adequate
tooth structure remaining to
'hold' the restoration in place.
In lieu of adequate supporting
tooth structure. erooves. dentin
bonding agents. or a
combination of both can
sometimes be.sued to retain the
amalgam in the tooth cavity.
Dentin bonding agents that
adhere to dentin and materials
such as amalgam and composite
resins (tooth-colored fillings)
have been developed to replace
tooth structure and give extra
strength. An added benefit is
that they sea. .the dentin
tubules, preventing sensitivity.
If there is not enough remaining
tooth structure, full,coverage
crowns withy internal support
(i.e. posts) may be your only
If you elect to:have an amal-
gam restoration' ask your den-
tist about the difference in cost
and durability between silver
and cast miietal or porcelain res-
torations for the same tooth.
Past studies have shown
that the average silver resto-
ration lasts many years be-
fore it needs ,to be replaced.
Today's newer amalgams are
expected to. last longer. Den-
tistry is continuing to provide
better services with its ongo-
ing research. This research
includes both protecting you
from harmful materials and
improving restorative materi-
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
(BBC News) For many people,
discussing toilets may not be
an appealing conversation
over a cup of tea.
But for experts from more
than 40 countries, that is what
they are doing at the World Toi-
let Summit in the Indian capi-
The 170 delegates are
spending four days examining
new ways to provide a basic
need to nearly half the world's
It's an issue that also affects
the 700 million Indians without
access to toilets, and the hun-
dreds of thousands of Indians
who collect their waste.
Worldwide, an estimated
2.6 billion people have no ac-
cess to safe and hygienic toi-
lets, a number the UN hopes
to halve by 2015 as part of its
"Sanitation is an important
and urgent issue." says
Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh
International. an Indian NGO
that promotes usage of inexpen-
sive toilets and is joint organiser
of this year's seventh annual
"To achieve the Millennium
Goals, it's essential for us to
adopt low-cost technology
which is easy to use and simple
In India. many localities are
dependent on what is known as
manual scavenging. Scavengers,
who are invariably from the
(Dalit) community, clear rubbish
and human waste from the
streets and open drains outside
Mr Pathak remembers being
reprimanded by his grandmother
for touching a low-caste woman
in his village in the state of Uttar
"She forced me to swallow
cow dung, cow urine, sand and
Ganges water to purify my-
self,' recalls Mr Pathak.
He later lived in a scaven-
ger community for over three
months, where he was
shocked to come across the
case of a newly-married
woman forced by her in-laws
and husband to clean toilets.
For the past three decades,
Mr Pathak has worked in the
hope that his organisation can
liberate scavengers. He has
helped develop a range of
cheap, squat-type toilets.
"In India we have half a mil-
lion scavengers who still manu-
ally clean about 10 million toi-
lets daily," says Mr Pathak.
"If they have done good
things for the society by clean-
ing toilets, what has the society
done for them?
"Society has kept them at
the lowest level of the social hi-
erarchy the untouchables, the
lowest among the low."
Most of these scavengers
are Dalits the lowest rung of
Hindu society who continue to
face discrimination and preju-
And an overwhelming 80%
of them are women.
"I've grown old doing this
dirty work," says Sharadah, a
manual scavenger in Nand Nagri,
a village on the outskirts of
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"For the past 20 years I've
been cleaning toilets because
this is the only way I can feed
my children. Everyone con-
siders us dirty and stays away
from us. If I was able to find
another job, why would I do
With a broken cycle-rick-
shaw, Sharadah and her husband
head out every morning to clear
Visiting about 40 houses and
working for more than 12 hours
a day, they earn just $15 a
month barely enough to sup-
port their seven children.
"When I first went to do
this job I was 21 years old. I was
so overwhelmed by the stench
and smell that I felt sick and
fainted, falling in the gutter,"
"No one came to pick me
up because I was covered with
filth. I sat there crying until one
of my family members came. I
felt so disgusted that I could not
eat the whole day!"
Sharadah's daughter, Meena,
started working as a scavenger
after failing to find other work.
"My husband was unemployed
and often drank alcohol or took
drugs. We had no income and I
had to find a way out," she
"Initially, I tried looking for
a job in a school or nursing
home, but no one would take
me. The first question they al-
ways ask is your caste-sys-
Meena is currently work-
ing as a volunteer with Safai
Karamchari Andolan (SKA),
a nationwide movement
aimed at eradicating manual
scavenging in India by 2010.
"Manual scavenging is most
prevalent in Ihe Indian states of
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat,"
says Bezwada Wilson, the na-
tional convener of SKA.
"This is an issue of dignity.
But working in such nasty con-
ditions, scavengers are also suf-
fering from health problems," he
According to Mr Wilson,
the stench forces scavengers to
hold their breath for long peri-
ods of time, causing respiratory
The Indian government
banned manual scavenging in
1993, but the law is not widely
"There has not been a single
prosecution for violating this
law in India, so who will obey
or implement this act? Most
districts are not even aware [of
the lawl," Mr Wilson says.
"Because of the practice of
the caste system in India,
people have been forced to do
such menial jobs. Focus should
now be given on how to liber-
ate scavengers from this."
"We already have flush
toilets what is needed is re-
11/2/2007, 5:44 PM
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Responses to last week
1.D 2. C
1.98 2. 252
1. B 2. D
Remember last week we had this figure and had asked:
* What fraction is shaded?
* What is the denominator?
Look at the figure below and then give the responses.
1. How many parts is the whole divided?
2. Write the fraction to show the parts which are shaded
3. What name is given to the shaded part?
4. What fraction is unshaded?
* How many sweets are there in each part?
* Since each part has the same number of sweets; then the parts are equal
* Each part is half (1/2) of the sweets.
Half (1/2) of 10 is 5.
* This is written as: 1/2 of 10 = 5
Study this: e 0 0 0
Peter has 14 marbles.
1/2 of the set is black O 0 0 0 0
The others are white.
How many are black? There are seven black marbles.
Divide 14 by 2 because 2 halves make a whole.
So /2 of 14
= /2 x 14/1
= 7 black marbles
We can find fractional parts by
dividing and multiplying
Study this set of fruits:
2 114 marbles
There are 7 black marbles
Always replace 'of with a
1. 8 parts
3. three eights
4. 5/8 (five eights)
Well done!! If you have all correct
What fractions of this set is:
Did you come up with:
To calculate these:
5/12 of 12
= 5/12x 12/1
Divide 12x5 by 12
60 There are 5 mangoes
4/12 of 12
48 there are 4
Divide 36 by 12
xx there are 3 cherries
Shade to show the fraction below the whole.
1. (a) 1/10 of 40
(b) 2/5 of 30
(c) /2 of 50
(d) 3/8 of 48
(e) 2/3 of 24
(f) 5/7 of 28
Solve these problems
At Ray's birthday party there were 27 children, 2/3 of them were girls.
Fraction or Part of a Set
Do you think we can find the fraction of a set? For example I have a set of 10 sweets. I
have to divide it equally between Sam and Pam.
S0 0 000 000 000
00000 = 00 00
what fraction was boys?
How many girls were at the party?
How many boys were at the party?
3. In a case of 24 bottles of drink 1/3 was orange; A were pineapple; and the others were lime.
How many of each type were there?
4. In a school of 408 pupils; 3/8 are girls.
(a) What fraction are boys?
(b) How many boys are there in the school?
5. Sue had a set of mangoes. She give Sandy 12 mangoes which is 1/3 of the set. How
many mangoes had Sue at first?
Next week we will continue with fractions. Continue to have fun with fractions
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Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
I am writing you out of complete frustration. I am a di
vorced mother of an 11-year-old son and a business
woman who has had good relationships with men over
the years. I've never had trouble finding or keeping
friends. I believe to have a friend you have to be a friend, you
treat everybody correctly, and you stay away from troubled
There's a man I've known over 25 years. We've seen each other
through marriages and relationships. We talk on the phone for hours.
However, after his second marriage failed lour years ago, I believe
he came out damaged. We had never been intimate, but two years
ago I thought I would give it a try because I always found him
Well, I discovered that while he's a great lover, he is narcissis-
tic, a sadist, and completely devoid of concern for other people's
feelings. I am amazed I never knew this about hiinm. bhu mayhe I
wasn't interested in knowing. Hlie claims he won't have a relation-
ship with me unless 1 am on his page and submissive to his wishes.
1 am sad for him. File's really changed. He's exploiting what he
knows about my nature for his own benefit. This relationship spells
trouble, but I can't seem to let go.
Libby, though many knew him, the only people who real-
ized Ted Bundy was a serial killer were women within a few
moments of dying at his hands. In like fashion, we doubt this
man's nature has changed over the last few years. He is one
of those who think, "Everyone else on the planet is a sheep,
and I am the only human being." He is also shrewd enough to
conceal who he is.
I'or over ai hundred years researchers have experimented with
up-down reversing prisms. These are glasses which turn the world
upside down. The first time people wear up-down glasses they ca-
reen into walls and tables, but eventually their brain adjusts to life
in a topsy-turvy world.
That is what this man waits you to do. You know you can't
cure someone else's cancer. I it somehow you think you have the
power to change him.
Certain sayings resonate within us: move toward the light,
follow your true path, be all you can be. They are not as pre-
cise as a map, but they point to the general direction our deep
self knows to follow. With each person and in each new en-
deavor we need to ask if this leads toward our growth and de-
velopment, or toward a deepening relationship with Ted Bundy.
WAYNE & TAMARA
My boyfriend told me I didn't trust him, so I decided I would. But upon growing trust for
him I found out he sent a comment to a girl on MySpace (MySpace, the root of all rela-
tionship problems). It said, "I knew if you wanted to hang out with me you would have
called me. I guess you're just scared you might like me." Is this something I should be
worried about, or something I should forget?
Val, in one episode of "Torchwood" Tosh is given a pendant which allows her to hear others'
thoughts. To her dismay she learns that Owen, the man she has a crush on, sees her as needy. Not
only does Owen not fancy her, he is snogging Gwen. Tosh's new knowledge should allow her to
move on. She has been released from the delusion Owen is her everything.
Though they don't act this way, people who love each other can peek and peek and pry and
pry, and not find anything about the other they didn't want to know.
Your boyfriend is berating another girl for not meeting him. You've seen into his soul. Act from
We shouldn't fear reality. We should fear the illusions we try to maintain in the face of reality.
WAYNE & TAMARA
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Surnda Chronicle November 4, ?007
Dealing with death
the Mexican way
have a sense of doom here. It ii
not a depressing place. IDeall.
it is saying, need not always ibe
You'll smile at the picture of
the fe male skeleton wearing a
miiiiinllpicce, a chocolate skull to
catl (you won' have to worry
ahout all those calories in the al-
ier-life). and. of couLse,. the
obligatory T-shirt. in any colour
you like. as long as it is black.
(BBC News) As Mexico holds
its annual Day of the Dead
celebrations, the BBC's
Duncan Kennedy reports
from a museum dedicated to
the subject of death, believed
to be the first of its kind.
Death it's enough to scare
the life out of you. Or at least
that's what many Western
civilisations would have you be-
But in Latin America and
especially in Mexico. they see
things differently. Dying, while
not to be recommended, is cer-
tainly not to be feared.
Rather it is to be celebrated
as a chance to pass into an taf-
terlife., a parallel existence that
offers its own opportunities and
That is why artists in
Mexico have. for centuries,
picked up their brushes and
chisels to paint and sculpt their
impressions of death.
It is also why an entire mu-
seum in the central city of
Aguascalientes has been dedi-
cated to it.
Its curators believe it to be
the first museum penriancnilly
and exclusively devoted to the
artefacts of death.
"We don't like death, as
such." explains director Jorge
"But in Mexico it is some-
thing that we look forward to.
It is not taboo here to talk
about it, to think about it. This
museum gives people the
chance to study its artistic his-
tory. its national relevance."
Set around a series of galleries
in an old monastery. the museum
allows death, in the form of human
skulls. to stare you in the face from
In one room. there are skulls
created out of rock that dales
from the 14th Cenitury. Next to
them are glass skulls from the
same era. Both were made by
"This obsession pre-dates
the conquest by the Span-
iards," said Mr Garcia
Navarro. "When they arrived,
they encouraged it."
In glass cabinets, hanging
from walls, peeking out at you
from round corners, deathly
creations are everywhere.
But don't go looking lor
vampires or Dracula here.
Death, in this place, is deadly
serious. or at least up to a
You can also find depic-
tions of skeletons playing bas-
ketball. or drunken skeletons
engaged in a poker game.
There is also a more con-
temporary take on the subject:
small ceramic skeletal figures in
a variety of poses. In one. a
skeleton carries out an opera-
tion on another skeleton. Death
meets death, if you like.
None of this is meant to be
"in fact." says Mr Garcia
Navarro. "it could not be more
respectful. Death is about mov-
ing on, not just coming to an
end. What could be more posi-
tive than that'?"
In other words, death is a
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curtain raiser, not a last night
No mortal coils to spring off
ere. Just springboards to more
There are plenty of Chris-
an references. Crosses are a frc-
uent template for the artists.
iut more often than not, Jesus
as been replaced by a skeleton.
Controversial, perhaps, but
ot blasphemous. This goes he-
ond the Catholic Church's
cachings on death that the
people of Mexico also adhere to
n their millions.
Biblical doctrine has it that
'ou go to heaven or hell, and art
as rellected this down the centu-
ies. Michelangelo, for example,
depicted heavenly existences. But
generally absent 1rom this work
were the literal embodiments of
leath, the skeleton.
In this museum they are in
To some, such works may
verge on the pagan. But this is
not about the worship of un-
Godly entities. Instead, it is the
appreciation of a life after death,
the very bedrock of Roman Ca-
The Museum has nearly
2,000 artefacts. But you never
THE museum includes works from different eras.
THE museum includes works from different eras.
feather hat or at another picture
where the skull is filled with the
familiar artwork of Coca Cola.
The artist here saying, perhaps,
that death is the real thing.
The museum even has its
own gift shop. Take-away death
that lets you buy a skull for the
The American statesman
Benjamin Franklin once
quipped: "In this world nothing
can be said to be certain, except
death and taxes."
Well, in this museum,
taxes are for the living, death
is for those way beyond that.
Newt protein may offer clues
for human regeneration
LONDON (Reuters) Scientists have found a key protein that helps newts regrow severed
limbs and which may guide future research into human regenerative medicine.
Biologists have long been intrigued by the ability of newts and salamanders to renew damaged
body parts. But how they do it has been unclear.
Now new research by a British team published on Thursday shows that a protein called nAG,
secreted by nerve and skin cells, plays a central role in producing a clump of immature cells, known
as a blastema, which regrows the missing part.
The importance of nAG was demonstrated by the fact that even when a nerve was severed
below the stump tip, which would normally prevent regrowth, the scientists were able to coax
regeneration by artificially making cells produce the protein.
Anoop Kumar and colleagues from University College London (UCL), writing in the journal
Science. said the finding "may hold promise for future efforts to promote limb regeneration in mam-
David Stocum of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis said it could help explain
why mammals have limited regrowth abilities and thus help direct the field of regenerative medi-
A clear understanding of the molecular signals involved in blastema formation and limb regen-
eration could eventually allow medics to program similar patterns into cells of non-regenerating
"How soon this might be possible, particularly in humans, is anyone's guess but the addition
of nAG to the repertoire of necessary factors is an important step forward." Stocum said.
In effect, newts ar e able to manipulate their bodies by turning cells into undifferentiated stem
cells and then hack into mature tissue again.
It is a clever trick hut understanding how they do it does not mean humans will necessarily
be able to copy them and regrow lost arms or legs. according to Jeremy Brockes of UCL.
"It would be very desirable for regenerative medicine to understand the specification of
the blastema and to try to recreate that in a mammalian context. But we are a long way
away from being able to do that," lie said in an interview.
(GUYANA REVENUE AUTHORITY
In April 2006 the National Assembly passed the income Tax
(Amendment Bill No. 2) which became ACT NO 12 of 2006
paving the way for the introduction of the Taxpayer
Identification Number (TIN). This law requires anyone who
conducts business with any public authority, including the
Guyana Revenue Authority, any government organization,
any public corporation, or the Central Bank, to have a TIN.
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Celebrated under the banner, "Faces for Service", thei CLICO Rally 2007
dazzled all employees/sales representatives and special guests
with exhilarating live performances from Guyana's leading artistes as well as
outstanding performances from CLICO staft7sales representatives.
At this annual event. CLICO staff and sales representatives participate in a
series of presentations where each department must depict its role,
functions and future development within the organization. The "Faces for
Service" theme was chosen to align all ofCLICO (Guvana) with the
Company's new goal of'going beyond lor you" our customers. CEO of
CLICO (iuyana). Ms. (ieeta Singh-Knight commented on this: "I would like
to emphasize that in order to create a strategic lit between our business
philosophy and our business behaviour we must be a service centered
organization that truly LIVES our philosophy of being People Centred
Already the most successful financial company in the Caribbean, CLICO
now aims to be a Top of lthe mind C(ompany. The rally served as a catapult
for this new vision in which staff and sales representatives will be charged
with the responsibility of delivering and managing the customer experience.
Additionally, the event was enriched with performances from staff and sales
representatives in the "CLICO's Got Talent" competition, from which
persons won prizes such as an IPOD NANO, razor cell-phone, portable
DVD player and a webcam.
Hosted by NCN's Michella Abram Ali and popular voice. Christopher
Holder, the CLICO Rally 2007, featured addresses by CLICO (Guyana)
CEO, Ms. Geeta Singh-Knight, and a rousing motivational speech.
"Service Beyond Self', by noted speaker,. Beverly Chan. Clicoites also
cheered to the gyrating sounds of 2007 Soca Monarch, Malo, Dubraj Tassa
Troupe. panist Colgrain Whyte and the soothing voice of Miriam Williams.
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Sunday Chrqnicle November .4,2007
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x[v ;Guyana Chroni
Tamayo and Correia rule the roost at this
year's national watercolour competition
Watercolours are devilishly hard to do.
The watercolourist is something of a free-wheeling artist, at times playing arrioun
with transparent overlay of colors, hoping that what emerges is what is.desired
And when he does succeed, the result is gorgeous indeed. Camp Street Koker Pepp
The exhibition of watercolours now at Castellani House on Vlis.engen Road in the
city is replete with shining gems, a worthwhile showing by some proven master, of the -
game, and a smattering of competent pieces by a handful of newcomers.
In this fifth Castellani House National Watercolour Competition, the first prize of a
gold medal and a $75,000 honorarium went to sculptor and painter Josepha Tamayo for
her 'Camp Street Koker'. P-
A double award went to painter and ceramist Anna Correia. winner of both .
the silver and bronze medals and monetary prizes of $50,000 and $35,000 for her
still life studies, 'Pepper Bowl' and 'Harvest'.
It is understood that the judges were not all at one with the end result of heir cogi-
tations, (judges seldom are) and one could easily see why after viewing the winners and
It is clear, of course, that Tamayo and Correia displayed the cream of the crop. But
from thereon the judges must have pondered and agonized as they toted up their points >
in the 'varied segments of the score-sheet, hoping that the paintings they had set their
eyes on for the winners would come up. It doesn't always happen this way.
But never mind. Whatever the behind-the scenes scenario was, the results seemed to
have won favour with just about everyone.
Tamayo's winning 'Camp Street Koker' depicts a city landmark, e*rdain and quaint,
the dominant, spiked wheel of the drainage structure telling us to be evei so "mindful of
rainfall and flooding in our below-sea-level capital. With climate-change in the air and
those concerned with the capricious weather doing everything they could to ensure us
that we will not be washed away sometime, Tamayo's Koker is quite timely. ..,- 5 -
Correia's silver medal winner, 'Pepper Bowl', is a striking work depicting peppers" "-
of astonishing red
But it is with her 'The View' that Correia shows off her feel for the medium and
the exquisite delicacy she can conjure from it.
The subject is old hat: a translucent jug with a sprig on a sideboard and before a
glazed window with a curtain. But Correia manages to create a picture that is fresh and
The light source is outside the window and its reflection on the jug allows the artist. -:
to show off her dexterity with her medium. The grain of the wooden sideboard is ex-
ecuted with almost photographic finesse, with subtle highlights.
'The View' manages a restful elegance with its muted colouring, the buds ip the jug
silhouetted delicately against the light like some old Japanese print.
A few pieces from past watercolourists are also part of the exhibition.
The high point of this section is the late Marjorie Broodhagen's 'Trapped Butter-
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Whatever happened to
the Diwali pageants?
THOUSANDS of sequins attached to intricately designed saris
once threatened the moon with oblivion.
Time was when thousands used to wait eagerly sometimes an-
grily into the wee hours of the morning, while other thousands glued
their ears to their radios for the results.
It was "showbiz over rain," Indranie Deolall wrote in the Guyana
Chronicle of the pageant in 1988.
Legendary broadcaster Ayube Hamid is quick to tell you that he
anchored the first live radio broadcast when Sari pageants started with
the Gandhi Youth Organisation in 1968, though there were queens be-
fore such as the stunning Shakira Baksh in 1966. She went on to place
third in the Miss World pageant.
The building on Woolford Avenue in Georgetown was still under
construction at the time, but makeshift facilities allowed for the host-
ing the pageant.
Uncle Ayube, as he is fondly called, remembers that the event drew
such crowds that people stood even on the road to get a glimpse of
the sari-parade inside.
Over the yqars, the pageant's growing popularity soon sent along
commercial lines, and lost most of its religious connection to Diwali,
the Hindu Festival of Lights.
But it was the commercial success of the pageant that made it
immensely popular and attracted thousands to the National Park in
later years, and forced the contestants and their commercial sponsors
to step up the competition; the saris becoming more innovative and
even having names attached to them.
In 1998, the sari worn by the winner Yashoda Persaud was spe-
cially handcrafted for the occasion. Called "Sangam", the sari sought
to make a connection with the merging of Guyana's three main rivers.
Minus the festivities, contestants with a huge fan base created a
ruckus, and letters were penned to newspapers expressing frustrations
and dissatisfaction with the competitions results.
"Should Pete's continue to conduct these affairs or should the gov-
ernment take it over?" asked one letter write in 1992.
The show ran for some five hours and the judges took a marathon
one hour to decide on the winner, with chief judge Kit Nascimento
explaining that it was a close call.
Sharon Bhola, 18, was declared the winner. She now hosts two Indian
entertainment programmes Anmol
Geet and Bollywood Hits on NCN
In 1991 it was Carol Ann's
breathtaking black silk and georgette
sari that gave her the edge over the
other contestants. Then a dancer at
the popular Hollywood Night Club, '
the 18-year-old was judged queen.
She moved on to a thriving 7
modelling career, but the glow of the
crown faded when she was charged
with the murder of her Cambio dealer
husband Farouk Razac.
The sari pageants erupted in con-
troversy year and year after and went
as far as one disgruntled contestant
snatching the crown off the head of the
one who was crowned queen.
After the glorious days of the
pageant hosted by Pete's Caribbean
Fusion, Club Illusions took over the
event, but the pageant soon landed YASHODA Persaud was
in hot water when promoter Yvonne crowned Miss Diwali 1988.
Webster got into trouble.
The constant problems caused the pageant to dwindle in
popularity;and when a promoter bearing a Muslim name sought to
revive the pageant in the latter part of 1990's, controversy again erupted
and this didn't last long.
These days, promoter Asif Nawaz, tries at times with a Sari pag-
eant, but it continuously fails to attract the interest generated by pag-
eants of the past.
Will the glitter ever come on again at the Diwali sari pag-
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'Nhere did we come from
how were we created?
By Ron Cheong
E profound and perplexing questions have long
1 mystified and confounded mankind. And today they
*] lie at the root of the split between those who say
Intelligent Design should be taught as science in
schools and those who oppose this.
Like all monotheistic believers, proponents of Intelligent De-
sign believe that God made us. But while many believers are able
to accommodate both evolutionary theory and spiritual beliefs, pro-
ponents of Intelligent Design take a more literalist view. They hold
that we were fashioned by the Creator some six thousand years
ago exactly as we are today. We have not changed in any way since.
The Bible (and other holy scriptures), inspired by the holy word
of God, is the authority for this.
The scientific view on the other hand, holds that all life forms,
including mankind, evolved from primitive organisms that appeared
three or four billion years ago. There is no definitive knowledge of
how those primitive organisms came to be in the first place. But
their evolution is traced through successively more complex itera-
tions culminating in life forms as they exist today with timelines
corroborated by the fossil record and carbon dating.
Ihe central lenet of evolution is that through random variation
and ndiural selecuon, heritable genes that are advantageous to sur-
vival are passed down to successive generations, while traits that
are less helpful get diluted out of the gene pool as individuals car-
rying them die out.
If, for example, climatic conditions get hotter or cooler, or there
is migration to higher or lower altitudes, some of the organisms in
the group will be more suited to the new conditions. They will
fare better and survive to reproduce. Over time this produces or-
ganisms better suited to survival in particular conditions or niches.
Evolutionary hypotheses are known to have been around
as far back as the days of the Greek philosophers. But it was
Charles Darwin's seminal work, The Origin of Species pub-
lished in 1859 that made major advances in the theory and
put evolution on a scientific footing. Darwin traces the devel-
opment of life forms along a continuum from the very simple
to the higher animals and uses as evidence the close similar-
ity between the fetuses of higher and lower forms of animals
and the existence of vestigial limbs such as the tailbone in
Ever since then, there have been clashes between creationists
and supporters of Darwinian evolution. It came to a head in the
1925 Scopes Monkey Trial that eventually resulted in a ruling in
favour of the teaching of evolution in schools as science,
This ruling never sat well with the creationists. But it was not
fntil 2005 that they mounted another significant court challenge
by pushing to have Intelligent Design included on the school cur-
riculum to balance out evolution.
More specifically, they sought to have Intelligent Design taught
as a science.
But in a major setback, a Federal judge in Pennsylvania
ruled against the proposition. U.S. District Judge John E.
Jones ruled that Intelligent Design is not science, and more-
over it cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus
Intelligent design argues that feature, of the universe are better
explained by an intelligent causer than by random changes and natu-
ral selection. Its supporters find evidence for their argument in phe-
nomena which they feel are best explained by an intelligent agent
somewhere in the background. Though the agent may not be di-
rectly detectable, proponents say that it is reasonable to conclude
from the evidence that the agent exists.
I see Intelligent Design as an updated version of the teleologi-
cal argument, which is an argument for the existence of God con-
sisting of several sub-arguments based on the beauty, order, and
design we see in nature.
A version of the teleological argument was put forward by
David Hume in the mid 18th century in his Dialogues Con-
cerning Natural Religion. In one argument Hume uses the
analogy of a finely tuned machine. He contends that in as far
as the world resembles a machine it requires an intelligent
creator just as the machine does. His argument shown be-
low is similar to Intelligent Design's Fine-Tuned Universe ar-
Look around the world: Contemplate the whole and every part
of it: You will find it to be nothing but one great machine, subdi-
vided into a number of lesser machines.
The curious adapting of means to cnd.. ihriuuhuut all naiurc
resembles exactly, though it much exceeds., the producnon, ol hu-
man contrivance; of human design, thought. wi.,dom and minlihc nee
Since therefore, the effects resemble each other. we are led to infer,
by all the rules of analogy, that the causes also resemble; and that
the Author of nature is somewhat i nil.ii, i. the mind of man; though
possessed of much larger faculties.
Hume also put forward a watchmaker analogy, which is
very similar to Intelligent Design's irreducible complexity ar-
Throw several pieces of steel together, without shape or form;
they will never arrange themselves so as to compose a watch: Stone,
and mortar, and wood, without an architect never erect a house.
Finally, another argument by Hume is that there must be a Nec-
essary Being or uncaused First Cause:
Whatever exists must have a cause or reason of its existence; it
being absolutely impossible for any thing to produce itself, or be
the cause of its own existence. In mounting up, therefore, from ef-
fects to causes, we must either go on in tracing an infinite succes-
sion, without any ultimate cause at all; or must at last have re-
course to some ultimate cause, that is necessarily existent.
...We must, therefore, have recourse to a necessarily existent
Being, who carries the REASON of his existence in himself, and
who cannot be supposed not to exist,. without an express contra-
diction. There is, consequently, such a Being; that is, there is a De-
These are all powerfully persuasive arguments. And for each
one of them there is some counter argument. There are also more
complex arguments and more complex counter arguments.
When all's said and done, however, belief in a creator God is a
matter of faith there are no empirical proofs at this time. Not-
withstanding arguments like you don't have to see the sun to feel
it warm and know it's there positing Intelligent Design does re-
quire an ultimate leap of faith.
Faith transcends proof. As a matter of fact, by its very defini-
tion, faith entails the affirmation of belief without proof. There
are things we cannot prove empirically but nevertheless have faith
that they are true. We have faith notwithstanding evidence.
Science, on the other hand, requires evidence. Science deals with
matters that can be validated in one way or another. It deals with
acquired knowledge that helps us better understand the physical
This places science and Intelligent Design in two differ-
ent domains. So while Intelligent Design has a valid and im-
portant place in the classroom, at this time it does not have a
place in the science curriculum.
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Here is a Seahorse to A .
In order to avoid hitting the unflinching
donkey straddling the narrow pathway,
Malachi tugged his steering wheel hard to
.the right. The delivery lorry veered off the0
beaten track and bumped into an open rice
field: there was a ilh patch of golden paddy
.!I to be reaped. As the vehicle ploughed through the field, Malachi felt a joy he had never
experienced before but it was .:,n ,i j .akin to what he witnessed about the rides at the Coney
Island .-rei i, n:,..gir the fence. He couldn't : iJ entry into the fairground. Memories of his short-
lived boyhood came at him like a discovery. He tried to push away the reasons that forced him out of
school into the world of work too soon. He was a promising student; all his report cards stated this
fact. He tried to hide his tears; his play-days were irni: Now the bumpy ride was a trill. As he
stepped on the gas, golden paddy sheaves waved him on: it was as if they were happy to have
someone to play with too soon their lives would be cut short when the combine reaper clanked into
action. Malachi also felt the need to play so he went round and round in ever increasing circles. The
paddy sheaves dodged as if playing tag with the lorry. The cattle that were eyeing up the lush field
soon forgot their intent and joined in the game, running and gambolling round and round in the wake
of the delivery lorry. Soon the mangoes in the lorry joined in the game, rolling off the tray to decorate
the horns of the cattle and goats. But at the height of the frolicking came the reverberation of a
shotgun. For a moment everything went still: the mangoes hung midair, the cattle posed in mid-
stride, and even the engine of the lorry missed a beat.
Malachi came back to the present; his moment of childish frolic rudely curtailed and he was again a
grownup fighting life. Gingerly, he directed his lorry away from the sound of the gunshot. He headed
towards the Lamaha Canal, an irrigation canal for the farm lands on the east coast of Demerara,
Guyana. Up the high mud bank he went, thinking only of the shotgun somewhere behind him. Up he
went, the engine straining under the pressure. Up he went and too soon he was on top of the damn,
the vehicle speeding out of control. Before he knew what was happening he found he was flying off
the top of the dam. He was a long time in the air. Malachi was soaring, soaring to places he saw in
storybooks. To England he went stopping for a short while at Shakespeare's birthplace. Then
Malachi went to the land of the pyramids; he saw baby Moses shying away from water in the bathtub
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concludes next week
Multiple choice questions
Read each question carefully. Choose the one answer you think is correct.
I. World Post Day is an annual
event .,Jiy observed onr
(A) 28 October.
(B) 9 October
(C 4 November.
(D 8 November.
2. International Day of Peace is
an annual event usually
(A) 21' October.
(B) 30" November.
(C) 21" September.
(D) 6' November.
3. River situated on the left bank
of the Mazaruni River in
4. Village located on the left bank of the
Essequibo Coast in Guyana. i.e.
northwards from Supenaam River.
(C) Hyde Park
5. Which function of money enables
prices to be compared J .- ii, ?
(A) Store of value
(B) Standard for deferred
(C) Medium of exchange
(D) Unit of account
6. In considering an overdraft for a
manufacturing company, which one
of the following is the most important
consideration for a lending bank?
(A)' Amount of Share Capital
(B) Borrowing power of the
(C) Cash Budget for the next 6-12
(D) Security available,
The answers,to last week's questions are:
1. (A), 2.- (, 3,. -A), 4. (D (0 -), 6.- (C)
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C. Pound Sterling
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Bank .liverag 240. 00 260.76 267.50 279. 12
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thui.. Oct. 25. 2007
TTS = GS 28.80
BdosS= GS 92.14 6 months 4.83563", US 7.50%
,IS= GS 4.45 I year 4.617501!,, Guyana (wgt.) 13.96'S,
ECS GS (67.SO
Beli/cS = GS 94.64
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The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is a constitutional
body established by the Constitution (Amendment) Act. No. 11
of 2000. Under Article 212D (u) of the Constitution, the ERC
mandated is to:
Consult with other bodies and persons to determine and specifyj,
the perceived needs ofthe various ethnic groups for the fostering
of harmonious relationship.
The ERC will be holding a consultation from with the Afro-
Guyanese Community to look into their perceived needs.
DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007 TO FRIDAY,
TIME: 14:00 HRS (DAILY)
VENUE: ERC SECRETARIAT, 66 PETER ROSE AND
ANIRASTREETS, QUEENSTOWN, GEORGETOWN
The Commission invites Afro-Guyanese organizations, groups
and individuals to submit their concerns in writing or
alternatively, make oral presentations for a maximum of 15
minutes. For further information, kindly contact the ERC's
Public Relations Officer on telephone numbers: 231-6265, 231-
Please be advised that written submissions must be sent to the
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interested in making oral presentations must also indicate on or
before the abovementioned date.
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(BBC News) The rush for biofuels could harm the world's poorest people, Oxfam has
In a new report, the UK aid charity appears to be joining a growing chorus of concern about
the side-effects of Europe's drive to get fuel from plants.
The European Union wants to cut the C02 emissions from burning fossil fuels and has de-
manded that 10% of all transport fuels should come from plants by 2020.
But Oxfani warns poor farmers risk being forced off their land as industrial farmers cash in on
the biofuel bonanza.
Its report says to meet the rise in demand, the EU will have to import biofuels made from
crops like sugar cane and palm oil from developing countries.
The rush by big companies and governments in Indonesia, Colombia, Brazil, Tanzania and
Malaysia to win a slice of the "EU biofuel pie" threatens to force poor people from their land, it
This could destroy their livelihoods, lead to the exploitation of workers and hit food avail-
ability and prices, says the report.
It is now demanding the EU reviews its biofuel policy and wants safeguards put in place to
protect the poor.
The European Commission says it is working to make sure its biofuel policy does not back-
The BBC's environment analyst Roger Harrabin said there were also fears over the
environmental cost of making fuel from crops like maize.
Scientists have said it takes so much energy to produce some biofuels that it would be cleaner
overall to bum petrol in our cars, he said.
To make it worse, he added, valuable rainforest is still being cleared to make way for fuel
crops like palm oil.
Robert Bailey, a policy advisor at Oxfam, said: "In the scramble to supply the EU and the
rest of the world with biofuels, poor people are getting trampled.
"The EU proposals will exacerbate the problem. It is unacceptable that poor people
in developing countries should bear the cost of questionable attempts to cut emissions in
"Biofuels are not a panacea even if the EU is able to reach the 10% target sustainably,
and Oxfam doubts that it can, it will only shave a few per cent of emissions off a continu-
ally growing total," he said.
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NdATINA ChADE SIXlASSESSMENT (4,c2a07SPudesX)
Responses to last week.
Exercise on matching
La Grange (French)
Port Mourant ( Portuguese)
* Policemen and Teachers
* Public Servants
* Artiste_ Entertainer
We are going to continue with the Slave Rebellion.
East Coast Slave Insurrection
This took place on Plantation Le Resouvenir in August 1823.
Quamina and John Gladstone were fighting for the abolition of slavery.
Abolition of slavery
In Guyana all the slaves became freed on August 01, 1838. Guyanese cel-
ebrate this day as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.
After the Africans were freed they moved away from the plantation.
they set up villages
worked part- time on the plantations and do farming on their own lands
worked hard and co-operatively to make their villages successful.
Some villages the slaves bought were:
1. The Africans came from the continent of
2. The journey from Africa to the Caribbean and Guyana was called
3. All slaves were freed on
4. The Berbice Slave Rebellion took place at Plantation
5. The first plantation the Africans bought Northbrook which was re-
The coming of the Portuguese
After the abolition of slavery the European planters were faced with two major
shortage of labour
high cost to obtain labour for those who were willing to work.
You have learnt that groups of people came to Guyana from Europe and Africa.
In 1835, Portuguese workers began their journey from Madeira to Guyana .Por-
tuguese was added to the population of Guyana to:
work on the sugar plantations to replace the African slaves.
Increase the white population.
o The first group of Portuguese from Madeira arrived on May 5, 1835.
The ship the Louisa Baillie journeyed for seventy eight days then arrived
with the Portuguese on board.
They worked on the plantations as indentured labourers.
They did not work well on the plantations and after the period was com-
pleted they left the fields and opened their own businesses e.g. groceries.
Some business places founded by the early Portuguese families are still op-
erating in Guyana today.
o Banks D.I H
O John Fernandes
African contributions to the Guyanese Society
Food Metagee made from ground provision
Cook-up- rice peas, rice, salt -fish boiled with coconut milk
Foo-foo boiled green plantains pounded in a mortar.
Conkie mixture of cornmeal, pumpkins and grated coconut
Jewellery Leg bands
Chains and beads
Besides operating shops they became involved in:
Operation of pawn-brokery
Portuguese contribution to the Guyanese society
Portuguese culture has been added to the Guyanese society in various ways:
Food Garlic Pork
Red Bean Soup
Cabbage and Pumpkin Soup
Music Drums (bongo, talking drum)
Rattles made from calabashes
Queh-Queh merry making before a wedding
Today in Guyana as well as other countries Africans have become leaders in
society. There are Africans who are:
Ministers of Government
Doctors and Nurses
Judges, Lawyers and Magistrates
Music/ musical instruments Rajas- a type of banjo
Braggas- a small guitar
Customs /Beliefs Portuguese are very religious and observe feasts.
St John the Baptist
The Holy Spirit Pentecost
They have become leading figures in Politics, Law, Education, Health.
The Portuguese Businesses are:
Banks D I H Limited
Correia's Jewellery Establishment
John Fernandes Limited
They were involved in import/ export trade. E.g. John Fernandes Limited
Portuguese immigration to BritishGuiana ended in 1882
Enjoy your reading. Until next week
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Sunday Chronicle November 4. 2007
Today we'll continue with revision. Some people find
it easier to apply themselves to short bursts of highly
specific study. What do they do among other things?
They write brief outline notes on a revision card;
reorganise notes on a topic; write out an outline answer
to a question; improve on existing notes on a topic; or
draw and label a diagram.
Whatever the kind of person you are, do decide to
start your revision immediately and cany on until close
to the examinations. Enjoy this issue.
Good descriptive writing depends on the creation of
vivid word pictures and the organization of those pic-
tures into an effective pattern. Look at how the writer,
Stephen King, organizes details in the following passage
to let the reader "see" the scene.
.....Lightning flared in a blue sheet, giving Ander-
son a shutter-click of what she had come to think
of as her neighbours did as her dooryard. She
saw the truck, with the first drops of rain on its wind-
shield; the short dirt driveway; the mailbox with its
flag down and tucked securely against its aluminum
side; the writhing trees. Thunder exploded a bare
moment later, and Peter jumped against her, whin-
ing. The lights went out. They didn't bother dim-
ming or flickering or messing around; they went out
all at once, completely. They went out with author-
Anderson reached for the lantern and then
her hand stopped.
There was s green spot on the far wall, just
to the right of Uncle Frank's Welsh dresser. It
bobbed up two inches, moved left, then right. It dis-
appeared for a moment and then came back.
She turned toward Peter, hearing the tendons
in her neck creak like dirty doorhinges, knowing
what she was going to see. The light was coming
from Peter's eye. His left eye. It glared with the
witchery green light of St. Elmo's fire drifting over
a swamp after a still, muggy day.
Stephen King, The Tommyknockers
Two points to observe in the writing:
In the beginning paragraph, King helps bring the
scene to life with vivid images like "lightning flared
in a blue sheet" and "thunder exploded a bare mo-
In the last paragraph, look to see the effectiveness
in "hearing the tendons in her neck creak like dirty
doorhinges." How effective is this image? Why do
you think so?
Organising Details in Spatial Order
When you intend to produce good descriptive writ-
ing, remember that it depends upon the effective use
of details, and the organization of those details into
One natural way of organizing your descriptive writ-
ing is to arrange details in spatial order that is, left to
right; front to back; near to far; clockwise; or counter-
How did the Iowa writer, Sharon Oard Warner,
organise the details of her description? Read the Lit-
erature model below:
The pediatric w 'ting room is divided into two
unequal sections by a length of Plexiglas that juts
out into the middle of the room. A table at one end
keeps people from walking into the flat edge.
Orange and brown upholstered chairs line both
sides of this transparent wall, back to back, as
though some enorn 'us game of musical chairs is
about to begin. ThA smaller section of the room is
reserved for well p ients, and a prominent sign
directs the rest of us o the other side.
When I carried jancy in this morning, I stopped
in the entrance, momentarily confused. Some
redecorating had 'one on since our last visit. A
large oval braided rug covered an expanse of'
institutional carpet in the unwell section, and a baby
not much older than Jancy was seated in the middle
of it. While I watched, he crawled to the edge and
then back again, as though the rug were an island
and he was marooned.
Sharon Oard Warner, "A Simple Matter of Hunger"
Points to Notice:
1. "Island" and "marooned" reinforce the sense of
rigidly divided space.
2. Have you seen Warner's use of prepositional
When you write descriptions, you, too, can use prepo-
sitional phrases, as Warner does, to establish spatial re-
lationships between objects.
Improving Writing Prepositional Phrases
Reminder: A prepositional phrase is a group of
words that begins with a preposition and usually ends
with a noun or a pronoun, called the object of the prepo-
sition. Look at the following examples:
1. Single-word preposition in a prepositional phrase:
I voted against the idea. [Idea is the object
2. A compound preposition in a prepositional phrase.
Jeremy acted out of good faith. [Faith is the ob-
ject of the
preposition out of.]
Here is a list of compound prepositions
by means of
in addition to
in front of
in spite of
on account of
on top of
Using prepositions in your writing:
Use each of the following prepositional phrases in
an original sentence. Then combine your sentences into
a coherent paragraph. You may combine your sentences
in any order.
1. according to her directions
2. underneath the dining-room table
3. near the washroom
4. on top of the language assignment
5. outside the back door
6. between you and your neighbour
7. beyond belief
8. throughout the evening
On the east coast highway
Against her better judgment
You will find it a very good
practice always to verify your
DR.. ROUTH (1755-1854) Burgon, Quarterly
Review, July 1878, vol.cxlvi, p.30, and Lives of
Twelve Good Men (1888nedn.), vol I, p.73
More Writing Improvement
Make verbs agree with your compound subjects
when you use them to enhance your writing.
Reminder: A compound subject that is joined by and
is plural, unless its parts are thought of as one unit, such
as "ham and eggs."
Complete each sentence below by choosing the cor-
1. How (do, does) today's music and movies reflect
the culture of the 1990s?
2. Both Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt (is, are) actors
who are popular with teenagers.
3. Salsa and chips (is, are) a favourite snack.
4. The balanced budget amendment and welfare re-
form (is, are) controversial issues.
5. By the midl990s, the College Board and the col-
lege (was,were) dominated by persons from space.
Compound subjects joined by and and both:
A compound subject that is joined by and or both
... and is plural unless its parts belong to one unit or
they both refer to the same person or thing.
Plural The lawyer and the client are
Both the book and the movie
Singular Ham and eggs costs three
hundred dollars. (The compound
subject is a single unit.)
Her husband and partner
consults her. [One person is
both husband and partner.)
Compound subjects joined by or or nor.
With compound subjects joined by or or nor (or by
either...or or neither ...nor), the verb always agrees
with the nearer subject.
Plural Neither the contractor nor the
clients are talking.
Either the contractor or the
clients are talking.
Singular Either the contractor or the
client is talking.
Neither the lawyers nor the
client is talking.
Make sentences with compound subjects. Be care-
ful with your agreement of subject and verb.
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employers listed below are hereby informed that contribution statements for2006 are available for their employees
REG. NAME OF EMPLOYERS
27750 Qualfon Guyana Inc.
Industrial Safety Supplies Inc.
Gopi's Lumber Dealer
Queenstown Church of the Nazarene
Fidelity Investment Inc.
Guyana World Cup Inc.
Educate (Guyana) Inc.
Samuel Rudolph Insanally
Link Engineering Agencies Inc
Christopher Da Silva
Venus Fashion Store
Sun Tai Lee Laundry & Dry Cleaners
Shurland's Case and Pallet Manufacturers
Morgan's Furniture Store ,
M. Beepat & Sons
Mayor & City Council, New Amsterdam
S.W. Willsun & Co. (Guyana) Ltd.
Muriel Geraldine Wight
Jerome De Freitas & Sons
Gobind H. Ailani
S.A. Nabi & Sons Limited
'Archie's Electrical Co. Ltd.
Sisters of Mercy (Congregation)
Claude Augustus Saul
Georgetown Football Club
St. John's Ambulance Brigade Mackenzie
River View Welding .& Marine Repairs
Harinarain & Sons
Bettencourt Bag Factory
James A. Lewis
Horseshoe Racing Service
Pat Holder Auto Electric
Toucan Poultry Farm,
Cultronics Radic & TV Spares
Modern Hair Fashions
Da. a Edmond Bacchus
Fyzooi On.ma' .Kr-in
Kirk Caterg-,.. Li-ited.
Yvonne A'... .. Quinton
Hector & -, bot
Cecil Comprn criker
Deo Dat Singh
Republic Bank 'Guyana) Limited
John Guystick Establishment
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NAME OF EMPLOYERS
Raymond Claude Bettencourt
Kent Garmernt Factory Limited
Kanhai Electrical & Electronics
Guyana Bible College.
Waterloo Street Guest House
Rams & Sons
City Lumber Supplies
Builders Lumber Yard
Enocrn & Nazmoon Beck
Shew's General Store '
Norma Gwendoline Fung
The Shikhan Place
Wisroc Revival Centre
Gomes Optical Services
Subbar's Express & Vulcanising Shop
Stain Masters Guyana Ltd.
George H.R. Jackman
A.M. Khan & Sons Electrical
Young Wai Leum
Navendra Nauth Doodnauth
Kresent Foods Co-op Inc.
Peter & Karen Pollard
Singh Spare Parts
2 J's General Store
M. Jettoo Sawmill & Lumber Yard
M.F. Hack Trading Enterprise
W'hitewater Adventure Tours
Bertrum Taylor & Terrence Crandon
Doosaud Trading Co. Ltd
Dorothy Yvonne Martindale
D.P. Shivrattan Wood Working Industry
* Plus Printing'
Richard's Cheap Corner
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Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
- THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR
preneurs are en
courage to become
more involved in us-
S ing post harvest and agro
processing technologies as
Guyana seeks to further
maintain food security and
diversification of the agricul-
tural sector amidst rapid cli-
mate change says Dr. 0.
Homenauth, Director, Na-
tional Agricultural Research
This call comes on heel as
the Sector seeks to further in-
crease the production of non tra-
ditional value added production
as a result of the huge demand
for food created by the
CARICOM region in its quest
to reduce its food importation
'As the Region moves to re-
duce its significantly high food
importation bill, the application
of better post harvest and agro
processing technology will be
needed especially those that are
The time is opportune since
many of our crops are tremen-
dously affected by the unpre-
dictable weather patterns. For
example, just recently after the
rainy period, the cost for fresh
peppers on the local market in-
creased significantly due the
crop's intolerance to extremely
wet conditions. As a result of
the poor field condition due to
the unpredictable weather,
many farmers are unable to at-
tain the required fruit sizes and
shape required by the Export
market. In most cases, as a re-
sult of this factor many farm-
ers ceased cultivation of the
particular crop as we observed
with the Bull Nose Scotch Bon-
net Hot Pepper but this need
not. be the situation since the
there is a huge demand for pep-
per sauce externally and farm-
ers can tap into this lucrative
market and at the end will ben-
efit more compared to the ex-
port of fresh peppers.'
In Guyana, many of the
commodities are seasonal espe-
cially many fruits. The use of
these technologies will ensure a
reliable supply and prevent a
glut on the market during the
During a recent observa-
tion, Dr. Homenauth noted
that despite excellent post
harvest practices which in-
clude: harvesting, storage,
transportation and packaging
for the export market, farm-
ers continue to suffer signifi-
cant losses on the local mar-
ket as a result of poor post
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harvest management and a
glut created due to over sup-
'One of the biggest problems
farmers experience on the local
market is as a result of poor
post harvest management due to
poor harvesting, packaging, stor-
age and transportation.'
In addressing the issue of
access to improved training for
farmers and entrepreneurs in the
areas of post harvest and agro
processing technologies, Dr.
Homenauth pointed out that
NARI is equipped to provide
training and assistance for inter-
ested individuals both at.the
NARI's location at Mon Repos
or in rural communities.
'At NARI, we deliver train-
ing either at our location or in
the various rural communities at
the request of the communities.
As part of our-training, we con-
duct demonstrations of the vari-
ous agro processing equipment
designed for value added pro-
duction using the Mobile Agro
Processing Unit, which is also
available for utilization by small
scale entrepreneurs and farmers.
These services are offered
free of cost. However, for those
groups benefiting from financial
support from other agencies, es-
pecially those in the far flung
rural areas, the basic expenses
for the provision of training is
expected to be absorbed by
those groups. This will allow
for the smooth sustainability of
the delivery of training
The Mobile Agro Process-
ing Unit is a gift from the
People and Government of In-
dia to the People to the People
Please turn to
cut me out and keep me
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: QUESTION '
I My son has drowned and his body has not been found. 1
Cannot get a Death Certificate, but he has been declared
missing, presumably drowned by the Guyana Police Force.
Must his family suffer for seven (7) years before he is
declared legally dead, and we can receive a Death Certificate? ,
No! Whereas a Death Certificate is advocated as
proof of death, the General Manager has the power
to accept other documentation such as the police,,
records and certificate of presumption of death. o
submit all relevant documents, along with a claim
for Survivors Benefit.
SDo you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
SNIS MAIL BAG
SC/O Dianne Lewis Baxter ,
SPublicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
SNational Insuratnce Scheme
SBrickdam and Winter Place
: P.O). Box. 101135
E-mail: pr nis@(solution2000.net
STel: 227-3461.. .
MinistrN of Public \
LO-999/SF-GY: Main Ro 1 (
SUPPLY OF GENERATOR
lic of Guyana
- ..s & Communicatios-
ilitation Programme- Phase 11
R ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
T'he (.overncni of rGuyma !on recee ,i& !'orn the Inter-American Development Bank
1100 ard the costor'the Mai. Road RCelhiI', .annie Phase II, aind il intends to apply part of
lthe proceeds of this loan to pa m it u,:. tiact for Ihe Supply of a Geinerator and thecr
Electrical! Equipment The Miniiry 1 '. md Comimunicaliois invites scaled hids from
eligible and qualilled bidder- -or the Intallation of': One Generator and other
Electrical Equipment. Riddm;: w ill ; through the National Compet itive Bidding
(NCT); procedures xpecilled in Ilh Pi.." !(. 003and. also, with ithe Bank's Policies for (he
Procurememn ofWorks and >. i, SlA! icr-American Development Bank. Bidding is
op.entoall bidders from Higiblc S-omc-. lined in the Policies.
Interested eligible bidders mw; h,-h'i:, motion liom the Co-ordinator of the Works
Services Group, e-mail -,A, :.,\ c, ;pect thc 13idding DocueMcnts at address Nu. 1
given below from Novenhke:r 1i _(00()7
Qualifications requircmcnw a! u-,1e;: p;..o ': ;i le lt one similar contract within -the last 3
years of similar value and miironmum u Il,, .a o(', lSUS50,()000 over the last 5 years. Valid GRA
and NIScertifica'es miust he > h'ilte(d b, ;:1 Ih,' :r. A marginrolprOlercnce for eligible national
coiutractorsshall not beapphe.. Jdihoui:i d.1 provided in the BiddiB g DoIWculintes.
A complete set of Biddin,,[.. !),,, ni enit i i ._ nay bhe obtained by interested bidders on the
submnis ion of a written .Applioil to, U& J :C" below arid upon payment ol ,t non-refurndablv
fee tof (58,00. The method of p ;ynmnt \ a :'linager's Cheque of cash in hvour of the
.Pcnnancn, Secretary. MiliitrA. ,i''ubli, ok. a, 0a iummtnications. Payments shall be rnalde at the
"'6iitral- Accounting Unit ofil'..i wr.i. !I, "'i itry. In th case of overseas bidders the cost per
.set olbhi'ding documenll ie l-'S .- .0 an m! l -;0', ;) io,,efcct pilynicrit will begivenrio such irltelelcd
bidders. The Bidding Documen t<, wi .t bt oimrier in the case.ol'ovcrseas bidders and can be
collected by hand at Addrc n .. I in c:.. ,iocol' lr's.'
Bids must be delivered to add!, No. 2 ; be. ,;t or before 09.00 h on Tuesday Novenimber 27.
2007. lE'.ictro ic bidding wi i .. pe n,! i.d, l.;,hi.Is ill berejeclcd. Bids \ ill be opened in ihe
presence of the bidders' repres.nttive. ..n che, (1 i) attend in person at address No. 2 below at
(9.OO h on the closing dale A bids mu,, b. ;)iarlied by a Bid Security o' US$1.000 or its
eCGuivaleCnt inanclyconvertii c uU'rci ,.
The ;iddres.-,es referred !o ahbe,.: :)rc:
Works Serviecs ,Group
Ministry ofl Public Workl, & ('omumrncalions
e(.iorei5t 2` 05'n.
Iclephol e.: 59::2-2"-'' -0r>50 !-,i 1(0
.he chairman n
'"*.inal Pilocur emti and Tlender
Ministry of *-inance.
MIinl & l.;riquhart Streets
K Iniston.ll, (ieorgelown
dg I l;I4 T A. cl;-I fI I i qIJ M U-CoII qi I, l iIilAII M l 77;r i
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
Guyana is one of few countries that still have a
large proportion of forested lands
(approximately 75%). These forested lands are
home to a diversity of flora and fauna (plants and
animals). The richness of the diversity that exists in the
forested lands has created value for those living there, on
the coast and even the world. Clean air and water; habitats
for plants, animals and indigenous people; minerals and
timber; medicine and other Non-timber Forest Products
(NTFPs) are all products and/or services) provided by the
forested land; some of which depend on the cyclical
relationships) of the forest, like the conversion of carbon
dioxide to oxygen in the photosynthesis process (hence,
providing clean air).
Realizing that forested lands provide invaluable services and
products has lead many countries, including Guyana, to protect
this valuable resource through the establishment of Protected Ar-
eas. A Protected Area is an area of land which has been legally
protected to preserve its resources, natural beauty or biological
diversity. A network of such areas is called a protected areas sys-
tem. In Guyana, there are six different categories of protected ar-
eas, these are:
(Adopted from: Protected Areas of Guyana, EPA.)
Category one: Strict Nature Reserve / Wilderness Area -
Protected Area managed mainly for science or wilderness
Ensures that future generations have the opportunity to en-
joy this unique environment.
Secures examples of the natural environment for scientific
studies and education.
Category two: National Park Protected Area managed
mainly for ecosystem protection and recreation.
Protects natural and scenic areas of national and international
significance for spiritual, educational, recreational or tourist pur-
Category three: Natural Monument Protected Area
managed mainly for conservation of specific natural features.
Such areas contain one or more specific natural or cultural
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. Invites
Interested Parties to tender for the supply of Safety
Boots and Shoes (Steel Toe), for Male & Female.
Closing date for Tender will be Thursday,
Please contact Purchasing Manager-General to
purchase and uplift Tender Package at the address
Materials Management Department
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
The Tender Document can be downloaded from
Guysuco's Website at http://www.guysuco.com,
kindly click on "Invitation to Tender'.
NB: LOCATION FOR TENDER OPENING WILL
BE STATED ON TENDER DOCUMENT
feature which is one of outstanding or unique value because of its
rarity or aesthetic qualities or cultural significance.
Category four: Human/Species Management Area Pro-
tected Area managed mainly for conservation through
Secures and maintain the habitat conditions necessary to pro-
tect significant species or physical features of the environment where
these require management.
Category five: Protected Landscape / Seascape Protected
Area managed mainly for landscape / seascape conservation
An area of land, with coast and sea as appropriate, where the
interaction of people and nature over time has produced an area of
distinct significant aesthetic, ecological and/or cultural value.
Category six: Managed Resource Protected Area Protected
Area managed mainly for the sustainable use of natural
Protects and maintains the biological diversity and other natu-
ral values of the area in the long term.
Promotes sound management practices for sustainable pro-
The Protected Areas of Guyana are:
Kaiteur National Park (extended)
Iwokrama International Center for Rainforest Conservation
Proposed Protected Areas owned and used for scientific
purposes only, managed by Guyana Forestry Commission
Mabura Hill Ecological Reserve
Other Proposed Protected Areas of Guyana are:
The following are important dates relating to Protected Areas
1929 First Protected Area established Kaiteur Falls
1989 Protected Areas given priority in National Forestry
Action Plan (NFAP) twokrama proposed.
1994 Guyana ratifies the Convention on Biodiversity (C"' )
(EPA is focal point)
Guyana commits to developing Guyana Pr< ected
Area Systems (GPAS).
1996 Iwokrama Act passed in Parliament.
1998 Impasse over National Biodiversity Action Plan
(NBAP) by Amecindian Groups.
1999 Fi\e priority sites identified through consultations.
2000 1 '" d Agencies identified for Protected Areas System
KKai> ur National Park extended"'
2006 Amerindian Act passed in Parliament which in
eludes a section n Protected Areas and Amerindians (section 58
Part V, Amerip Act 2006).
2006 tW (German Government funded project) Small
Grants Com, onent began.
Present Status on Protected Areas
The KfW Project is funding training for Protected Areas for
persons at Kaieteur National Park, Shell Beach and Kanuku Moun-
tains, and also providing grants to communities for improving the
livelihoods of people in and around Protected Areas and Propose(
Protected Areas. The KfW Project is also involved in delinea ini
and preparation of management plans; infrastructure buildingss
lodges); and purchase of equipment (boat, GPS, etc. for monitor
ing) for Protected Areas and Proposed Protected Areas.
The World Wildlife Fund has funded a rapid assessment
of Mt. Roraima and the Government of Guyana is seeking
funding for the establishment of a Protected Areas System.
(An EPA feature)
GUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC.
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites
bids from suitably qualified persons for the
following Procurement of Works tenders:
Construction of Airfield
Navigation Structure (Skeldon
Reactivation of Blackwater
Sluice & Canal No.83
Tender Package can be purchased and
uplifted from the Purchasing Manager -
Factories at the address below:
Materials Management Department
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910,3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322
NB: LOCATION FOR TENDER OPENING
WILL BE STATED ON TENDER
Tenders are available for downloading from
Guysuco's website at litt.p:/www.guvsuco.com
and clicking on "Invitations to Tender"
THE ()ONY AUTHORIZED (TVIE RPILI.L.AR DrAIERl IN ;l I VJAN
20 Providence Village, EBD. Tel: 265-7310: Fax: 265-7535 7331
VEHICLES FOR SALE BY TENDER
MA CORP isjh ring for saleby sealed tender thefollowing used vehicles
which will be sold "AS IS" with no warranty as to the condition.
(A) ONE TOYOTA HILUX PICKUP, 2980cc
REGISTRATION NO: GJJ 6269
(B) ONE TOYOTA RUNNER, 1998cc
REGISTRATION NO: PJJ 7844
These vehicles are available for inspection at MACORP. 26 Providence,
E.B.D.. during normal working hours: 0(18:00 lirs to 16:3 lrs.
Tenders must be submitted in scaled envelopes, clearly
marked on the Top Right Hand Corner: "Tender for
one TOYOTA VEHICLE GJJ 6269" OR "Tender for
one TOYOTA VEHICLE PJJ 7844" and placed in
the Tender Box at the Security Desk.r
Tenders close on November 05 at 16:30 hrs
Successful bidders will be required to make tull payment ...": i. i.. I i .., iii
within one week of receipt of notice from MACORP. M N i i' W! -.r., the
g it to reject or accept 'u i ih.:.i r any tender
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
AGRO PROCESSING AND
From pgae XXII
and Government of Guyana. This unit is equipped with machines to perform value added
functions such as: pulping, bottling, baking, dehydrating, juice extraction among other as in-
dicated in Table 1 and is operated either by using 220 volts electricity or three diesel genera-
Table 1 (below): Brief description of Mobile Agro Processor production capabilities.
However, despite the provision of demonstration of value added production using this unit,
Dr. Homenauth cited the lack of local fabrication of the equipment as a significant set back for
the expansion of the agro processing industry especially by the small scale entrepreneurs and
NARI is encouraging any local investor to become involved in the fabrication of equipment that
will be suitable for agro processing for this will significantly boost the industry thus reducing over
head expenditure for equipment acquisition tremendously. Today, we rely mainly on importation of
these items from several eternal sources which in some cases delay establishment of processing units
due to several factors.'
But despite the provision of training agro processing, NARI is engaged actively in the provision of
technical assistance for the design and application of technology that will significantly reduce the cost
of value added production tremendously for example solar drying as a form of renewable energy that is
environmental friendly for agro processing.
'NARI has been involved integrally in the design and provision of technical assistance in the con-
struction of solar drying facilities across Guyana. Solar drying is one of the most inexpensive; environ-
mentally friendly form of energy source rea-iily accessible by processors in Guyana. One of the most
successful solar dryer designed by NARI is utilized and operated by the Pomeroon Women Small
Cottage Association managed by a group ot women at Charity, Essequibo Coast.'
The establishment of agro processing facilities provides a very dynamic source of employment
and empowerment socially especially for v.';anen noted Dr. Homenauth.
7 2^ ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
The En\ ironmental ProLection Agency itn ites applications from suitably qualified
persons for the following full-time positions:
1). SEN 101ENVIRONMENT1ALOFE1I(CEKR-E CATION
iA)pplicants should possess:
A B.Sc. in Natural or En.vironmental Sciences plus three years relevant
experience or an M.Sc.Degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences plus one
Year relevant experience. r
S 2). SENIOR ENVIRONMENTALOFFIC ER-COMPLAINTS& RESPONSE
Applicants should possess:
A minimum ofa B.Sc Degree in Natural. Environmental. Physical or Biological
Sciences or any related science plus four years relevant experience or an M.Sc.
Decree in Natural, Environmemnal. Physical or Biological Sciences plus one year
I rele ant experience.
Applicants should possess:
B.Sc. in Natural Sciences or Environmental Science ,
At least one year experience working in a similar position.
All applicants should be computer literate and have excellent oral. written, and
interpersonal communication skills.
Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.
Detailed job descriptions can be downloaded from the EPA's ,vsebsite at: d
http: :\ww.epaguyana.org or can be uplifted from the HIlumari Resources Officer at the
EPA. lAST Building. U(G Campus. Turkeyen. (Grater (Georgetown.
Applications. full curriculum s itae and names and addresses of
three referees should be sent to:
Mr. Doorga Persaud
Environmental Protection Agency
I AST Building. UG campus
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown
Closing date for applications is November 13, 2007.
'We have observed that theoperation opera f the agro processing facility at Charity provided a source
ol employ ient for even the small home gardener since there is always need for regular supply of raw
materials needed for processing. While it empowers the woman through the provision of income, the
social dynamic of group activity also provides for better negotiating strategies.
At NARI, We welcome the strategy of group/ community approach in the process of develop-
ment since it better allows for the more equitable distribution of resources.'
At present, NARI is working ardently to finalise the documentation of several researches pertain-
ing the production of unique value added products modified using locally grown materials that would
be made available shortly to commercial producers.
'One of our main activities in valued added production is to investigate the usage of locally
grown materials to ensure marketability while maintaining food security. To date, we have
been able to utilise several agro processing techniques to create unique value added goods that
are nutritive and inexpensive and will be inviting entrepreneurs in early 2008 to an invest-
EQUIPMENT TYPE BRIEF DESCRIPTION PRODUCTS/USE
Fruit Pulper Stainless steel contact parts. Juices
Capacity V tonne/hour
Fruit Mill Stainless steel contact parts. Juices, purees
Capacity A tonne/hour
Juice Extractor Stainless steel contact parts Juices, Ketchup, Pepper Sauce
Bottle Filling Machine Suitable for filling all types of Ketchup, Hot Syrups
liquids in bottles at a
Crown Cork Scaler Magnetic cork holder. Hand All products in bottles
operated. Can accommodate
all sizes of bottles
Dehydrator Can accommodate 3 Candied products, Chips
trays. 12"* 14" Preserved Fruits, Flours,
Steam Jacketted Kettle Stainless Steel. Jacketted for Sterilization of utensils
maximum steam efficiency
Dough Mixer Stainless Steel Mixing dough for baking
Baking Oven Baking bread, biscuits
for network maintenance
SUNDAY DEMERARA Water St. between New Market & Church Sts.
04 NOVEMBER Robbstown. Stabroek, Lacytown
Parliament Buildings, Ministry of Human Services.
Consumers along Lombard St 08:00 to 12:00 h
Ogle to Coldingen 12:00 to 16:00 h
TUESDAY DEMERARA North of Railway Embankment near Ogle Old Road
06 NOVEMBER Cummingsburg, Sabroek Lacytown.
Charlestown. East La Penitence Public Rd.
Kingston around Cowan & Parade Sts,
North Cummingsburg 08:00 to 14:00 h
Ogle to Coldingen 07:30 to 16:00 h
BERBICE Plantain Walk to ithaca
No. 68 Village to Moleson Creek 08:00 to 16:00 h
WEDNESDAY DEMERARA Leonora to Lookout, Parika 08:00 to 16:00 h
BERBICE Black Bush Polder 08:00 to 16:00 h
No. 2 Village & Palmyra 08:00 to 15:00 h
THURSDAY BERBICE Canefield to Gangaram 08:00 to 15:00 h
-Planter's Hall to Bygeval
- Salton to Williamsburg
0:830 to 16:30 h
SUse all the features on your microwave oven.
That saves energy.
SThe pressing iron in one of the biggest consumers
of electricity. Your meter speeds up when you plug it in.
-l IRON ALL YOUR CLOTHES ONCE PER WEEK.
polo'" The sp-n-cycle on your washing machine utilizes
more power. KEEP IT FOR A RAINY DAY.
*Use energy saver lights. They burn less current
than incandescent hulbs.
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ARIES -- When you aim at your target today (any target), switch off your emo-
tions. Doubt, fear -- even confidence -- must be pushed aside, or else you may miss
your mark. Approach everything with an analytical eye today and there will be no
doubt you can't explain away. Nothing in life is one hundred percent certain, but if
you put your brain to work now, you can get close enough. Passion isn't going to be
as powerful as intellect, at least not for a while.
TAURUS -- As clever as they may be, your words will have more power over
you than usual today -- so take time to think before you speak. It's one thing to get
caught up in an enthusiastic conversation and say something silly, but it is quite an-
other thing to say something you will later regret. As you might recall from past slips
of the tongue, the taste of shoe leather is not an easy one to get out of your mouth.
Play it safe. And if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all.
GEMINI -- Just like a traffic officer, you'll be in the middle of all the action to-
day. Directing folks to where they need to go and helping create a general sense of
order will be challenging, but it's a challenge you have been preparing yourself for, so
don't worry. You have a lot of support behind you. and a lot of people want to see
you succeed. You should trust in the advice they give you without any suspicions
whatsoever, but be sure to always go with your gut in the end.
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CANCER -- A small drama today will be a turning point. You're headed toward a
major transition in your life, and you need to make the most of it. If you can let
yourself be more outgoing right now, you will be able to connect with other people
more effectively in a public environment. Too much introspection will make you self-
inhibited and shy. It's not about what you're thinking, right now: It's about what other
people are thinking. And you should find out what that is.
LEO -- It's only natural that different perspectives create different opinions in people,
so if you are at odds with a particularly obnoxious person today, keep in mind that
their reality is just different than yours. Not better, not worse -- just different. If
they are not judging you then you should not judge them. And even if they do judge
you a little bit, you should always be someone who takes the high road -- your word
will get more credence that way.
VIRGO -- A new person, introduced to you recently by a friend or colleague, can
help you make things happen. Speed is a priority, so if you understand the possible
connection right now, move forward immediately. Contact this person and get things
going. If the identity of your potential benefactor doesn't come to you right away,
wait until they pop back into your life. At that point, the plan should be clear and
you can move into the next phase of things without hesitation.
LIBRA -- Slow down today it's not wise to exert yourself too much. There may
be some tanit N-'-. . .Iat I.v..y......t... -, .... ... ,, .nn you
be some tanilig social invitations, out oe veiy iCicul., GZ;"! ".'hh enges you
choose to accept, because a quiet night out could snowball into a foggy morning. You
know the usual suspects, so look out for familiar patterns. The leopard cannot change
its spots. You're entering a more cautious phase, which will affect your social life
more than you initially realize. But all upcoming changes are positive ones, 7 'si as-
SCORPtO -- Tricks may be for kids, but you still have quite a few of them up
your sleeve right now -- more than you may even realize. In this round of the game,
what you do next can really influence how high the stakes go. Everyone is ready to
go for broke and the outcome is totally up to you, so don't be afraid to push things to
the limit. For the first time in a long time, you can have it both ways -- so why not
try? You will come out on top no matter how you play it.
SAGITTARIUS -- There is a lot of wasted energy in your life right now, and
that should be dealt with as soon as possible. Why are you working so hard.to get
your way when giving in to what the other person wants could be in your best inter-
ests? This is not a time to be short sighted -- or overprotective of your sense of self.
Just because it's not your idea does not mean that you won't enjoy following through
with it. Give in and follow their directions. You will not regret it.
CAPRICORN -- If you have reached your boiling point with a particularly an-
noying person, today is the day you will find a reprieve from their boorish behavior.
They aren't going anywhere anytime soon, but things will be changing just enough to
make this person bearable. Maybe you'll become aware of certain facts that recast
their behavior in an amusing or acceptable light, or maybe they will take on a new,
lower-profile role. Whichever it is, you can look forward to them not annoying you
quite so much.
AQUARIUS -- Having a strong vision is important for everyone -- it's not just
for artists, filmmakers or poets. In your day to day life, you must have a solid phi-
losophy to keep you grounded and help you make the right decisions for your future.
To cultivate your skills in this area, look into your future and try to determine what
some likely pitfalls might be. Do some pre-planning to avoid possible problems, and
put a little energy into coming up with a backup plan. You won't regret it.
PISCES -- When you aim at your target today (any target), switch off your emo-
tions. Doubt, fear -- even confidence -- must be pushed aside, or else you may miss
| your mark. Approach everything with an analytical eye today and there will be no
doubt you can't explain away. Nothing in life is one hundred percent certain, but if
you put your brain to work now, you can get close enough. Passion isn't going to be
as powerfrl'as intellect, at least not for a while.
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SLot 10 Good Hope Housing Scheme,
East Coast Demerara.
Interested persons are asked to submit sealed, written bids
marked "TENDER FOR PROPERTY at..."
to the undermentioned address no later than Friday
November 9, 2007:
C/O P.O Box 10631
Hand delivery of bids is strongly recommended, as late
submissions will not be entertained.
The receiver reserves the right to reject the highest or any bid without assigninag 'trS; thereof.
Lot 8 Fyrish
(One Storey Wooden Building)
Pcl 265 BIk XIX
West Coast Demerara
(Two Storey Wooden and Concrete Building)
Lot 360 Section B
East Coast Demerara
(Three Storey Concrete Building)
interested persons are asked to submit sealed, written bids .marked
"TENDER FOR PROPERTY at..." to the undermentioned address no later
than November 9, 2007.
The Senior Manager
Credit Risk Management
Bank of Nova Scotia
104 Carmichael Street
Life. Money. Balance both:
Hand delivery of bids is strongly recommended, as late submissions will not
The Bank reserves the right to reject the highest or any bid without assigning reason thereof.
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
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Sunday Chronicleovember 4 2007
Exercise from last week lessons
f a n t r o o
1 o u s e a p
e t i c k c m
a q mj b b i
s p i d e r r
t o t i e d h
u m eg u I S
* What is the covering of birds'?
How do they move about'?
* What organ is used for breathing?
* Is the blood of birds warm or cold?
* What helps to maintain the constant body temperature of birds?
* Do all birds fly'?
* How do birds get nestlings?
Birds use their feet for different purposes.
Find the following invertebrates in the word search
ant flea spider
louse shrimp tick
This week we are going to look at mammals
But what do we know about mammals?
* Covered with hair. The hair maybe fine and short, short and stiff or stiff and heavy.
* Warm blooded
* Breathe by lungs
* Give birth to their young's
* Have mammary glands which produce milk to suckle their young.
Perching Birds have independent,
flexible toes, with one pointing backwards
Ideal for grasping.
Why perching birds do not fall off
trees when they sleep?
Raptors such as hawks, eagles
and owls use large claws called
talons to capture, kill and carry
prey with their feet
Water birds such as ducks have
webbing between their toes for
Woodpeckers have two toes
* pointing backwards and two
forwards: for climbing up and
down and sideways on tree trunks
Chickens use their strong feet for scratching.
Birds beaks Adaptation
Below you will find the shape of the bird's uc', !heir type and adaptation
Points to remember
* Most mammals live on land but the manatee, whale, dolphin, seals and walruses live in water.
* Bats are the only mammals that can fly
* The spiny anteater and the duck billed platypus are mammals but they lay eggs.
* Humans are also mammals. They are the most intelligent mammals because their brains are
well developed so they can think, reason and solve problems.
Observe these pictures of Birds and answer the questions.
s '. lweezer
Seed caters like sparrows and cardinals have short, thick conical
bills for cracking seed.
Birds of prey like hawks and owls have sharp, curved bills for
Woodpeckers have bills that are long and chisel-like for boring into
Swood to cat insects.
I lummingbird bills are long and slender for probing flowers for
Some ducks have long. flat bills that strain small plants and
animals from the water.
Birds like herons and kingfishers and spurnings have spear-like
hills adapted Ibr Fishing.
Insect eaters like warblers have thin. pointed bills.
"*-'- Swiss Army Crows have a multi-purpose bill that allows them to eat fruit, seeds,
Knil' insects, fish, and other animals.
Make a booklet on Birds and take information on how they feed and where they live.
Next week you will have your answers along with other information.
Sundy Cronile ovemer 207 Pge XV I
Life!) What people eat and
how fast they grow are both
significant causes of cancer.
but many Americans still
incorrectly believe that
factors such as pesticides
on food are bigger causes,
experts reported on
Breastfeeding reduces the
risk of cancer for mother and
child, and tall people have a
higher risk of cancer than
shorter people. the report
"We need to think about
cancer as the product of
many long-term influences,
not as something that 'just
happens,'" Dr. Walter
Willett, a nutrition expert at
the Harvard School of Public
Health in Massachusetts,
told a news conference.
The report, released jointly
by the World Cancer Research
Fund and the American Institute
for Cancer Research, is the re-
sult of five years of study by
nine teams of scientists.
They reviewed 7,000 stud-
ies on diet, exercise, weight and
Most of what they rec-
ommended is in line with
what health experts, in-
cluding governments and
the World Health Organi-
zation, have long been ad-
vising that diets based
on fruits, vegetables and
whole grains and that go
easy on red meats, dairy
products and fats protect
against heart disease, dia-
betes and cancer.
They found evidence that
factors such as hormones that
cause the body to grow quickly
may be involved in some can-
"'We found that tallness is
also probably linked to in-
creased risk for ovarian, pancre-
atic and pre-menopausal cancer
as well," said Willett. He
stressed that tall people are not
destined to get cancer but should
take care to maintain healthy
Life. Money. Balance both:
Hand delivery of bids is strongly recommended, as late
submissions will not be entertained.
The Bank reserves the right to reject the highest or any bid without assigning reason thereof.
( .- Welcome to the 476th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.
Itlith I1oalhig catilw nut1 and1 u htfh ht w',\1'1a' Wm as~uula, .Iti Ciaisherl'
can be prepared instantly for your guests.
500g whole big cashew nuts
Salt to taste
I-' tsp. red chili powder
3-4 pinches INDI Garam Masala
2 pinches citric acid powdered
3 tbsp. ghee
Heat ghee in a deep frying pan. Add cashews few at
a time. Fry till light brown on low flame. Drain.
keep aside in a colander. Repeat for remaining
Sprinkle all other ingredients over them. Toss with
hand till masalas are well blended with cashew
Cool completely to room temperature before
storing in airtight container.
The groups make keep-
ing a healthy weight their
No. 1 recommendation to re-
duce the risk of cancer.
"Be as lean as possible
within the normal range of body
weight," the 400-page report
reads..That means keeping a
body mass index, they said, of
between 21 and 23. BMI is a
calculation of height to weight,
and the normal range is usually
considered to be 18 to 25, with
anything over 25 being over-
Exercise is also key. "Be
physically active as part of
everyday life." is the second
of 10 recommendations made
by the expert panel. The rec-
ommendations also include
eating mostly plant foods,
such as fruits, vegetables and
grains, avoiding calorie-dense
foods such as sugary drinks,
and limiting red meat, alco-
hol and salt.
The American Institute
for Cancer Research also re-
leased a survey of 1,000 U.S.
adults that show most do not
understand these risks. Only
38 percent knew of the link
between cured and processed
meats and cancer, 49 percent
knew that diets low in fruits
and vegetables raised the risk
of cancer and 46 percent
knew that obesity was a well-
But 71 percent thought that
pesticide residue on produce
was a cause something that
has never been shown; 56 per-
cent thought stress causes can-
cer, again not proven; and 49
percent believed hormones in
beef cause cancer.
"Americans are increasingly
likely to attribute cancer to fac-
tors over which they have no
control, and for whik no
proven links to the disc 'x-
ist." the report reads.
"This reflects an 'ev. ; tm
causes cancer' mindsett" it Jds.
The meat industry quickly
denounced the report.
"WCRF's conclusions are
extreme, unfounded and out
of step with dietary guide-
lines," said American Meat
Institute Foundation Vice
President of Scientific Af-
fairs Randy Huffman.
WORKS SERVICES GROUP
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS & COMMUNICATIONS
LO-999/SF-GY: MAIN ROAD REHABILITATION
PROGRAMME PHASE II
SUPPLY OF DISTRIBUTION TRANSFER MER
The Government l % n In. (GOG) has received financing from the nter-American Development
Bank (IADB) for the Main Road Rehtabilitation Programme Phase 11. II is intended that part of ihe
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments for the procurement of one
The Government of Guyana through Works Services Group, Ministry of Public Works &
Communications now invites sealed quotations from eligible suppliers for the supply of: One
Distribution Transformer inclusive of Line Hardware/Cables.
Procurement will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures.
specified in the procurement Act 2003, and is open to all suppliers i-omn member countries of the
IADB. Interested eligible suppliers may obtain specifications and further information from the
Coordinator, Works Services Group, Fort Street. Kingston. Georgetown during office hours: 8:00 h
- 16:30 hi Mondays to Fridays. Invitations for Quotations inclusive of Specifications and Price'
Schedules in English can also be obtained from the Office of the Co-ordinator, Works Services
Group at the aforementioned address.
Quotations must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to the Address given below and
deposited in the Tender Box of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications before 09.00 h'
on Tuesday 20"' November 2007. On the top left-hand corner of the envelope should be written:
"QUOTATION FOR DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER". Late Quotations will be rejected.
Quotations will be opened in the presence of the suppliers' representatives who choose to attend iin
person at the address given below at 09:00h on the closing date. All Quotations from local suppliers
must be accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates. GOG reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the procurement process.
The address for submission of quotations is:
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Wight's Lane. Kingston
Chhe B o :-e is? a l-*- Ve s
l Ckhho I
iChhlole Bhatiire is a well-liked Di'tdi Vegetarian Dish which will help you to please your guests.
Refined flour 3 cups
Cooking oil I tbsp
Plain Yoghurt /2' cup
Champion Baking Powder 1 tsp
Sieve together the refined flour and
Champion Baking Powder.: Add ghee and
yoghurtt. Mix well using palms of your
hands. Make a smooth dough using water as
needed. Cover with a clean wet kitchen
towel to keep it from drying and leave it to
Make small balls from the dough, roll into
thick round chapati or tortilla like shapes:
Deep fly in oil on both sides until golden
Serve with hot Punjabi Chhole
Cooked Chick Peas
INDI Garann Masala V tsp
Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Ginger Paste I tsp
Chili powder ''/ tsp
Dry Mango Powder I tsp
Dry Coriander powder 1 tsp
Finely Chopped Large Onion I
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander I tbsp
Heat oil in a panic. Add onions, ginger garlic paste
and fry until golden brown Add coriander powder
and INDI Garam AMasala. and fry for2 minutes
Now add chickpeas. salt, chili powder, 1-cup water:
and cook until the gravy thickens. Later add mango
powder, chopped coriander and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve hot with bhatura.
* BJJ 1654 Toyota Hiace Mini-Bus
" PGG 3236 Honda Civic Motor Car
Interested persons are asked to submit sealed, written bids marked
"TENDER FOR VEHICLE #..."
to the undermentioned address no later than November 9, 2007.
The Senior Manager
Credit Risk Management
Bank of Nova Scotia
104 Carmichael Street
Bakilnq powder k-tnsuar
Custard Powder Curry Powder
Bl.ck Fepper I Garam .lasala
Sunday Chronicle November 4, 2007
THOUGH Shah Rukhl Khan has put to rest the rumours of his rift with Amitabh Bachchan, by
playing Kaun Banega Crorepati and bonding well with him on the sets of Bhootnath, the
onscreen rivalry seems to be cashed upon in. style for his big release Om Shanti Om. It is said
that Big B canned one scene for his forthcoming venture Om Shanti Om during an awards
ceremony in February earlier this year. Sources reveal that the scene comes towards the end
of the film wherein King Khan, who plays ia Bollywood star of today's times in the film, is
competing for the Best Actor Award. The Hindi film industry's who's who are shown discuss-
ing who will win the award. j
An insider says, "In that scene, when someone asks Hrithik Roshan (who plays himself), who
would be the best actor, he replies, 'It's me'. Similarly, when Hema Malini is asked the same question
she says, 'Dharamji'. Finally, when someone asks Big B, 'Do you think Om Kapoor (Shah Rukh's
character's name) will win this year?' he repliesiwith a poker face, 'Om Kapoor, who?' and after
saying this, he walks away immediately." It is said that Farah Khan had to coax Big B to do this one
scene. Even Shah Rukh's wife Gauri went and requested Jaya Bachchan to cajole Big B.
Farah Khan has shot a song, Deewangi Deewangij which has the top 31 Bollywood names
right from Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt to Subhash Ghai and Dharmendra, dancing
along with SRK. Senior Bachchan doesn't feature in this though. (Bollywood World)
C r"pu Aamr' rother-
ir fathc:r's rcustr dy
A Mmbai cot ed Faisal Khan, brother of Bollywood superstar Aamir o re-
of one month afte' medical report said his mental condition was not stable.
FaisalMe to n disturbed a s per a medical report submitted to the court, he must
report to a localtp station every alternate day to mark his presence and undergo a check-up
I n case Faisa avour was.found abnormal during the one-month period, the police were
ordered to take hi o custody immediately to prevent any untoward incident, the magistrate
ruled and ordered to appear before the court ater a month.p
Faisal, 41, su am periodic lapses into schizo-affective psychosis, according to the psy-
He was prodt fore the court following a missing-person complaint lodged by his mother
The next day tled an application contending that Faisal was mentally unstable and needed
to be adm ited o ral fortdhisstatement under the Mental Health Act, contended that het
di not s uffeer 'f r n y, m mental problem s. A ll he w anted w as to live a lone and n strtw rke ng tu -
He said that 'as held captive at Aamir's Bandra home between February 2005 to Januar.
2006 n clinic where he was forced to consume medicines. nd If h iv
Faisal mrel clear that tere was no pr per dispue in the Aamir or his mother or l
with a relative, he preferred to live with his ter an nt "
sister. IBollywoon \V.,rld
OPRAH Winfrey with some of the first 152 Students of the Oprah Winfrey Leadersh
Academy for Girls in Meyerton, outside Johannesburg January 2, 2007.
Arrest made in
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South African police have arrested a former dormitory employee
at Oprah Winfrey's leadership academy for girls on charges of abuse, including indecent acts.
At least seven alleged victims have submitted statements about the woman, police said.
"A former dormitory employee (27) has been arrested yesterday by the Family Violence, Child
Protection and Sexual Offences Unit on several charges of abuse," a statement from police spokesman
Superintendent Lungelo Dlamini read.
"Several charges including alleged assault, indecent assault, crime injuria and soliciting girls under
age to perform indecent acts are being investigated against her. At least seven victims have already
The suspect is being held by police and is expected to appear before a magistrate on Monday, said
he statement. .
A spokeswoman in Chicago for U.S. billionaire television magnate Winfrey said there was no one
immediately available for comment.
The $40 million academy has been dogged by controversy since it opened in January with a launch
attended by singers Mariah Carey and Tina Turner, actor Sydney Poitier and filmmaker Spike Lee.
Winfrey selected the first class of 152 poor, mostly black pupils to attend the school that
boasts state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories, a yoga studio and beauty salon.
BAT two hours and eight minutes ofplaying time "Saawariya" is one of Sanjay Leela
but had no songs films ever. His last work, "Black", was just a few minutes longer
Bhansali's second film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" had 10 songs and a playing time of
"Saawariya", with eight songs, is far shorter than the opulent and stunning "Devdas" which
ran into three hours and 0 minutes with a mix of songs, dances and operatic drama.
Economy of expression defines the romance between Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
in the much-awaited film. From the time his cves fall on Sonarn, Ranbir celebrates his love in
ecstatically composed a.id choreographed numbers that create a waltz of a thousand steps
with just gestures and whispers.
"Saawariya" is Sanjay's subtlest, most quiet and mellow film to date. While almost every
sequence in "Devdas" and "Black" culminated in an operatic crescendo, the shot compositions
n Saawariya" sugges( a symphony rather than an opera.
The eight elaborate ,,ns and dances in the musical love story take up quite a chunk of the
filn's precious playing What remains beiw\en the two people in love are those unspo-
ken words and unshed 'rs of a relationship that knows no full stop.
Songs have been ued to propel the story forward in "Saawariya" and every song
ils a tale. Monty Sharia s tunes and Sameer's lyrics create a structure akin to a
taga. (Bollywood WorIdh
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